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U-Tapao Airport delayed The full-scale launch of Bangkok’s third airport designate has been put on hold again. U-Tapao RayongPattaya International Airport is still suffering teething problems with its 1.7-billion baht expansion originally slated to open last month. The delay is said to be a combination of unfinished autobridges, insufficient public toilets and concerns that domestic and international passengers are not sufficiently separated for immigration and customs purposes. H owe ve r , w h i l s t t h e improvements are ongoing, the new passenger terminal of 20,000 sqm with its supporting facilities is sufficient to handle the relatively small number of passengers arriving and departing. The airport last year handled 710,000 passengers, mostly using Air Asia, and the total for this calendar year is expected to be 1.2 million. The U-Tapao Airport authority confirms that the delayed features will be fully operational by November this year.

The Thai government is keen to turn the Marine-owned complex into a commercial hub to serve as Bangkok’s third airport after Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang, both of which are suffering from overcrowding. U-Tapao is about a 30-minute drive from Pattaya and is in fact nearer to the centre of Bangkok than one of Japan’s premier airports is to Tokyo. Future development is expected to raise the total capacity to 15 million passengers a year,

but that ambitious target would require the building of a second 3,500-metre runway and a second terminal. The development would go hand in hand with the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) which would extend up to the Myanmar Dawei seaport area. Among economic activities planned for the EEC are aviation-related industries as well as tourism. U-Tapao is less than an hour away by car from Laem Chabang Port

which integrates Thailand’s largest cruise facilities. U-Tapao Airport was a major military base for the US Air Force during the Vietnamese War. Used as a military air field for the navy, with a runway long enough to accommodate heavily-laden bombing aircraft, it is still used by the Americans for international weather reconnaissance as well as being a major repair and maintenance hub for Thai Continued on page 4


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News Vet clinic up in flames Thais youngsters

False crime reported

A veterinary clinic on Third Road caught fire when a burning cigarette was discarded in the building. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames after several of minutes. No one was injured.

Police caught a man who falsely reported that he was a victim of a motorbike snatching. The man, Manop To-on, went to police station to report that two men on a bike snatched his bag containing 20,000 baht cash, ATM cards and ID. When police reviewed CCTV footage, they found that no crime had been committed, so they arrested Manop for falsely reporting a crime.

electrocuted in Jacuzzi

Three men rob phone from youth

Four Thai tourists from Bangkok were electrocuted while in Jacuzzi in a resort on Pratumnak Road. The victims were rushed to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. Police investigators found that the Jacuzzi had a big crack allowing water to reach electric wiring. The resort’s caretaker said that the Malaysian owner of the room was away and offered to waive the rent as compensation. The victims are demanding payment of medical bills as well.

Russian damages Jomtien building

Beach umbrellas and chairs inspected

Three unidentified men on a motorbike attacked and robbed 17-year old Nam Nopputhit of a bag and mobile phone on Pratumnak Road. The youth said the trio used a knife in the attack, snatched his property, and then fled. Nam sustained injuries to his face and hand and was taken to the hospital.

Ladyboys snatch phone

Two ladyboys snatched a mobile phone from a Chinese tourist on Pattaya Klang. Cho Ieok told police that he was walking from his hotel when two katoey offered companionship. When he rejected them, they slyly removed his mobile phone worth 24,000 baht, he later noticed.

Security guards apprehended a Russian national suspected of damaging a condo building on Soi Watboon. According witnesses, the culprit was identified as Siegrist Ernst and was apparently drunk. Ernst reported went into the building, opened emergency water valves on each floor, and flooded nearby condo units. At the same time, he reportedly used a knife to cut cables in the corridors. On arrival, police determined that Ernst also was a suspect caught that morning and sent to the hospital due to mental illness. This time he was arrested and charged

The National Peace Corp together with Pattaya Public Health Bureau checked the beach area to determine the amount of space used by umbrellas and beach chairs. An ordinance was issued August 15 restricting beach vendors to occupy only 9 X 7 meters five days a week; none on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Pattaya has 118 beach vendors.

Iranian woman Police investigate caught shoplifting jewelry company

Iranian Mina Sawed Canada was caught by Best Supermarket staff shoplifting six bottles of nail polish worth 904 baht. She was taken to the police station. The shop owner said that she had seen Canada roaming around the supermarket for several days, looking suspicious. So the staff was watching her closely as she put the nail polish in her bag.

In response to numerous online complaints from Chinese tourists, Police visited a major jewelry store in North Pattaya to determine if it was selling fake Thai silk. One disgruntled shopper said she bought Thai silk products worth 4,000 Chinese yuan. When she returned to China she learned that the products were synthetic materials. The North Pattaya store insisted that they did not sell those items.


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News Pattaya Klang underpass opens

Finally, after months of waiting, the Pattaya Klang underpass was officially opened by city and other government officials last week. The ceremony was led by Pattaya Mayor Pol. Maj. Gen. Anan Charoenchasri, Chonburi Governor Pakaratorn Tienchai and Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit. It is hoped that the 837-million-baht project will help ease traffic along Sukhumvit Road.

Royal Garuda installed at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

Dr. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, president of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PCL (BDMS) led the Royal Garuda Installation Ceremony at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The ceremony was attended by BDMS and hospital executives as well as honored guests, doctors and staff. The Royal Garuda (5 meter tall, 4.5 meter wide, 700 kilograms in weight) was awarded to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya by His Royal Highness, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It was installed atop building A, the hospital’s original building.


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News Continued from page 1

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International. However, in the last 20 years, it has increasingly been used to welcome charter flights and now regular flights for holidaymakers. Eighty percent of the passengers currently using the airport are boarding and disembarking from the network of the Air Asia Group which now flies to Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani and Macau, Nanning, Nanchang and Kuala Lumpur. But other carriers are now becoming

Mövenpick execs begin Asian tour in Thailand

involved with Thai Lion Air, another low-cost carrier, considering additional potential routes to China. Observers say that the improvement to transform U-Tapao would be a fast-track rail route connecting the airport to Pattaya, central Bangkok and its principal airports. Although there are plans to do precisely that, they are at the planning, require huge financial investment and are unlikely to see fruition in the medium-term future. The executive committee at Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has kick-started its grand tour of Asia with visits to Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket. The stopover is part of the leadership team’s two-and-half-week mission to meet colleagues, hotel owners and key partners in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia, which started on August 20 and will run until September 6. Mövenpick first embarked on its Asia development journey in Thailand with the opening of Mövenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket in 2006. Today the company operates five properties in three destinations — Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya — with four more set to open by the end of next year. Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai and Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai will open this year, while

Mövenpick Asara Resort and Spa Hua Hin and Mövenpick Resort Mai Khao Beach Phuket are set for completion in 2018, adding more than 700 keys to the market. “Thailand is strategically important for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts,” said Olivier Chavy, president and CEO, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. “It is not only the gateway to Asia and one of the region’s most flourishing hospitality markets, but has strong development potential for our company — by 2020, more than 30 percent of our properties in Asia will be located in key destinations across the country.” During their visit to Thailand, the executive committee delegation will meet with the regional team and local hotel owners and visit the locations of upcoming properties before heading to Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia for

similar meetings. At the end of the whistle-stop tour, they will return to Bangkok for dedicated meetings. The team consists of the most senior heads of the Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Development and Commercial departments. They will also meet with the hospitality firm’s new ExCom Y Committee – a group of 10 dynamic Generation Y employees and entrepreneurs recruited to collaborate with the executive committee as it looks to glean fresh ideas on how to attract Millennial guests and talent. Given that Asia is a key focus of the company’s global expansion strategy, the ExCom team believed it apt to start these top-level discussions in Bangkok, a modern city where the hospitality sector is thriving and the Millennial guest demographic is switched on.

South African ambassador visits Pattaya

Geoff Doidge (right), South African ambassador, was welcomed by Pattaya City Mayor Pol. Lt. Anan Charoenchasri at City Hall. The ambassador said he wants to meet city administrators and see this famous tourist destination. Future cooperation between South Africa and Thailand on Thai tourism was also discussed.


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News TAT in cooperation with UNDP and Siam Niramit launch “Follow the King’s Philosophy toward sustainable tourism”

“Follow the King’s Philosophy toward sustainable tourism” project was officially introduced with the cooperation of Tourism Authority of Thailand and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to create sustainability in tourism by applying His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s principles of understanding, approaching, and developing to create the sustainability in tourism of Thailand especially from experiences in local communities. Yutthasak Supphasorn, Tourism Authority of Thailand, stated that “In early 2017, TAT applied the idea of “Local Experience” in the marketing of tourism which resulted in the increase of both Thai and foreign tourists traveling to many provinces. There’s a tendency for this to gradually expand. In addition, the government has the policy for the agencies to apply the SEP (Sufficiency Economy Philosophy) or the King’s Philosophy to form the economic foundation for

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Thus, TAT applies the King’s Philosophy in managing the tourist areas by focusing on the community tourism for sustainable growth.” Nadia Rasheed, the management representative of United Nations Development Program in Asia and Pacific Regions said, “We are very honored to cooperate with TAT. The main mission is to develop the communities in order for them to generate the income on their own and to have sustainable living”. Phannin Kittipharaphorn, president of Siam Niramit Co., Ltd. stated, “As I like to travel, I am very glad to see TAT reaching out and promotes the community tourism. Apart from increasing the revenue for the community, it will be the propagation for the new tourist attractions as well.” The Project applies the concept of human development and economic development following the principle of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy

and the principles of understanding, approaching, and developing the areas in four communities; Ban Pong Huay Lan Community, Chiang Mai Province, Ban Nong San Community, Sakon Nakhon Province, Rim Nam Janthabun Community, Janthaburi Province, and the communities around the area of Nong Yai royal initiative development project in Chumpon Province. The information is accumulated as we enhance the knowledge, understanding, and approaches in the development of resources in the communities for the people in the areas. These approaches will eventually create sustainable touristic communities among local people, farmers and their natural resources. The works from the field visits will be publicized in the exhibition for wider public on October 4 to 7, 2017 at Emporium Gallery, M floor, Emporium. More details are available at www. tourismthailand.org/thaifest or call center #1672.

Miss and Mrs. India Asia Pacific named

The Miss and Mrs. India Asia Pacific 2017 grand finale was held in Bann Sukawadee. Winners were Manasa Jonnalagadar, Miss India Asia Pacific 2017, and Sharabonti Assam, Mrs. India Asia Pacific 2017. Both received a 100,000 baht cash prize. Some 22 ladies from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and India, competed for the crown. The winners will compete in South Africa for the world titles.


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News MoC joins hands with Big C to invite Goodyear invites everyone to join rainy shoppers to buy T Mark products season promotion

The Ministry of Commerce joins hands with Big C Supercenter to organize a promotional activity for the Thailand Trust Mark (T Mark) “Shop For Quality Thai Products with T Mark and Big C”. Consumers are invited to buy over 2,500 quality Thai products that have received the T Mark symbol at over 600 Big C branches until September 20, 2017. “The ‘Shop for Quality Thai Products with T Mark and Big C’ is aimed to build awareness of T Mark among Thai and international consumers and to encourage them to seek high-quality products. Not only does T Mark guarantee international standards, it also promotes Thai products and services with trusted quality in every dimension from the highest standard of production, fair labor, giving consideration

to environmental concerns and social responsibility with the most important factor as the ‘Heartmade Quality’,” says Somdet Susomboon, deputy director general of the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP). “Most T Mark products are already easy to find in Thailand. This activity is held to build awareness for consumers towards T Mark products which are made with care in every process. Consumers will get to use high-quality products while also giving back to society as T Mark brands indicate that the manufacturers of products care about social responsibility and the environment.” “Big C is moving forward with the company’s policy of ‘The Customer is the Heart of Thai Superstore’ in this campaign by supporting the space for promotional material in Big C Supercenter

and Mini Big C branches nationwide. The aim is to raise awareness about T Mark for customers so they can seek out T Mark products,” says Asawin Techacharoenwikun, chief executive officer and director of Big C Supercenter PCL of BJC group. “Participating in this campaign is in line with the company’s business principles in which we are determined to give customers a wide selection of quality products at an affordable price to meet every customer’s needs. Big C understands the significance of Thai products that have received the T Mark which is a symbol of quality and excellence that is accepted in global markers. Big C customers can feel confident buying products from Big C and we are ready to promote

quality Thai products among Thai and international consumers.” The “Shop for Quality Thai Products with T Mark and Big C” campaign will be held from August 20 to September 20. Currently, 738 Thai companies have received T Mark, divided into two main categories: products ranging from the food and agricultural products, industrial products, lifestyle products, fashion products and other products; and services from health and beauty services, international education services and medical services. For more information about T Mark, visit www. thailandtrustmark.com. For more information about Big C, visit www.BigC.co.th or call 1756.

Thailand earns nearly 70 awards in SmartTravelAsia.com Best in Travel Poll In some exciting Thailand tourism news, Thailand has performed exceptionally well in the 2017 edition of the SmartTravelAsia.com Best in Travel Poll, with Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Hua Hin all being named among the Top 10 Holiday Destinations for Asia. For Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui, this represents a sustained presence among the annual survey’s top echelon of holiday spots around the region, all three destinations having made 2016’s Top 10 list as well. The Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll 2017 also placed Bangkok and Phuket among the ‘Top 10 Cities for Meetings’ in Asia. Thai Airways International (THAI) and Bangkok Airways each earned spots on both the Top 10 Airlines Worldwide and Top 10 Airlines, Cabin

Service Worldwide lists. Thai, the national flag carrier, also secured a place on the Top 10 Airlines, Business Class Worldwide ranking, while yet a third Thai airline – Nok Air – was listed among the Top 10 Budget Airlines for Asia. For Bangkok Airways, there was a further honour, with its airport on Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand being named among the ‘Top 10 Airports’ worldwide. On the accommodation scene, Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Resor ts was named among the Top 10 Hotel Brands for Asia, while the listings for the Top 10 Boutique Hotels Asia, Top 25 Business Hotels Asia, Top 25 Conference Hotels Asia, Top 25 Spa Hotels Asia, Top 25 Leisure Hotels Asia and Top 25 Family Hotels Asia all featured one or more hotel or

resort from around Thailand. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the awards Thailand achieved in the Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll 2017. Collectively, the various tourism-related businesses from Thailand that were named in this year’s poll rankings accounted for nearly

70 of the over 200 places up for grabs across the various poll categories. And that is great recognition and exposure for Thailand as a leading tourism destination.” The SmartTravelAsia. com Best in Travel Poll is an independent, free and fair survey voted by the online magazine’s readers of which there are over 1.2 million worldwide.

Goodyear Thailand invites everyone to get ready for the rainy season with its latest consumer-friendly promotion. Drivers who purchase a set of four tires from the Goodyear Wrangler Triple Max, Efficient Grip Performance SUV, Wangler AT/SA, Efficient Grip, ROF, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 and Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 ranges will receive a free Goodyear Smart Umbrella worth 690 baht. This is available at participating Goodyear outlets starting from now until October 31, 2017, or while stocks last. In addition to receiving the Goodyear Smart Umbrella immediately upon purchase, consumers will also enjoy complimentary registration for Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance program. The Worry Free Assurance program currently includes: • R o a d H a z a r d Protection – free replacement of tires damaged in 120 days beyond repair by hazardous road conditions (e.g. potholes

or punctures from nails) • Emergency Roadside Assistance – 24/7 tire repair assistance and free towing service in the event of tire damage resulting in car breakdown (privilege only for Goodyear AutoCare customer) • 0 percent Interest – 0 percent interest payment plans for tires covered by Worry Free Assurance • Five-Year Limited Warranty – Five-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects in workmanship and materials • 14-Day Satisfaction Assured Programme – free tire replacement for any reason within 14 days of purchase. For more information and to register for the Worry Free Assurance program, call the Goodyear Thailand customer relations center at 02-305-8585 or visit www.goodyear.co.th/ wfa. For updates on other Goodyear Thailand promotions and activities, like Goodyear Thailand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ GoodyearThailand.

Lions Club secretary has merit ceremony

Pattaya Lions Club Pratamnak Secretary Somsak Narkson held his annual merit ceremony and donated 14 wheelchairs and 120 bags with rice, medicine and food to poor families in the area. The donation from the Narkson family totaled 128,000 baht.


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Our Community In-house Effective Holiday Inn Pattaya joins Corporate Social Responsibility 5th Reforestation Microorganisms at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Holiday Inn Pattaya led by The Erawan Group PLC, owning company, conduct reforestation under the sea at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua. Reforestation under the sea is one of the corporate social responsibility activities by making fiber rope as artificial trees and planted in seawater. The fiber rope trees act as a source of

food for animals in the sea and help to increase natural coral reef. In 2017, Holiday Inn Pattaya together with The Erawan Group and students of Sripatum University join hands with Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and local fishermen for the 5th Reforestation under the sea at Lan Pho Public Park.

EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY ABLE THE DISABLED FOUNDATION, HORSESHOE POINT PATTAYA Volunteers needed Able the Disabled Foundation (ADF) Thailand is a foundation that provides therapy riding for special needs children. A horse’s movement is therapeutic and improves the child’s balance, coordination, behavior and muscle tone, along with confidence and self-esteem. The warmth of the horse’s body and rhythmic gait relaxes spastic muscles and stimulates muscular development. The horse’s movement naturally in walk simulates the movement of the human walk. ADF Thailand relies heavily on volunteers for its operation, and community support for its funding. There is a constant need for motivated, cheerful and reliable people to help. It is not necessary to know anything about horses, or disabled children, to make a big difference in the lives of these riders. ADF teaches its volunteers what they need to know in order to walk alongside a rider or lead a pony. The classes are held at Horseshoe Point on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10 am to 12 pm. Private lessons are available afternoons from 2 to 6 pm weekdays and weekends. If you wish to know more about volunteering, contact Sandra Cooper on 086 848 3684. If you are a parent with a special needs child who would like to join this programme, call the Riding School office on 038 051 676 or 083 988 7860 or call Sandra on the above number.

Wim N.M. Fagel (4th left), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, promotes sustainable development with the implementation of new inhouse effective microorganism (EM) production, made from pineapple peels, to eliminate oil stains, grease and bad smell from drain pipes. The activity was designed to support the sustained development project of the hotel, also to provide another holistic health action to raise

awareness of sustainability and environmental friendliness to all employees. Seen in the photo from left: Christian Werdenberg, executive chef; Sucheera Leelasathitkul, director of Rooms; Jakkrit Songsopha, chief engineer; Fagel; Thitima Isaramongkolpant, quality manager; Franz Sanchez, executive assistant manager; Yuvadee Temjarukul, executive housekeeper and Surin Lasanavivet, chief steward.


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Our Community Blood Donation

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, and Centara Hotels and Resorts Pattaya in cooperation with Thai Red Cross Chonburi organized a blood donation drive on Mother’s Day at Maris 2 to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. The blood collected will be donated to hospitals on Eastern Seaboard. This will be held in the hotel every three months.

HIV and LGBT Heroes set to shine at new Asia-Pacific Community Service Awards

The work of HIV and LGBT community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific is set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the first ever HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is a gala event which acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, and to the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Taking place on Sunday, November 12 at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, the Awards is a special inaugural event that has been organised to coincide with the tenth anniversary commemorations of APCOM, a leading regional HIV and LGBT community network.The event will also raise much needed funds for

APCOM’s vital work in relation to HIV education, prevention, treatment, care and support, and human rights. The Awards are also being supported by several other regional HIV a n d LG B T c o m m u n i t y networks including the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+), and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association in Asia (ILGA Asia). UNAIDS is also supporting the event. Community members and supporters throughout Asia and the Pacific are invited to nominate individuals and organisations across seven (7) categories who have made significant contributions to the health and rights of LGBT people and people affected by HIV. The categories are: Social Justice; Health and Wellbeing; Community Ally; Community Organisation;

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok hosts lunch for disabled children of Baan Nonthapum

Wim N.M. Fagel (centre), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, along with management and hotel staff recently hosted lunch, and presented educational materials and other needed items to the disabled children of Baan Nonthapum, in Nonthaburi district. Baan Nonthapum was established in 1970 with the mission of caring for children with visual, hearing or various physical impairments. The target group is homeless, abandoned or orphaned children aged from seven to 18 years of age, and children from troubled families.

Transgender Hero; HIV Hero; and Community Hero. A judging panel – comprising representatives from APCOM’s Regional Advisory Group and from community networks APN+, APTN and ILGA Asia – will then select three finalists for each category, one of whom will be chosen as the award recipient. The award winner will then be supported to travel to Bangkok to attend the presentation ceremony in November. All finalists will be profiled across APCOM’s website and social media, and all award recipients will receive a range of gifts. The nomination process is FREE and only takes a few minutes. To find out more or submit a nomination, visit the APCOM website (www.apcom.org/HERO). Nominations close at 5 pm on Sunday, September 17. APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana says it’s important to take the time to focus on the extraordinary work of individuals and organisations which have improved the lives of LGBT people and people affected by HIV throughout the Asia Pacific region. “Heroes are as diverse as our communities. What they have in common

is the passion to make a difference in the lives of other people. Heroes can be people or organisations who directly help others, whose work is improving the wellbeing of others, or whose achievements are inspiring others. Whoever they may be, you can help these amazing people and organisations get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a HERO Award and by attending the event. I’m also excited that the HERO Awards celebrate our 10th anniversary.” Taking place in the Eternity Ballroom of Bangkok’s Pullman King Power Hotel, the gala fundraising event will include a cocktail party with an enticing range of food and beverages included as part of the ticket. There’ll also be great live entertainment as well as an online fundraising auction with an exciting range of products, services and unique experiences. As well as attracting key community representatives from across the region, the Awards will also be attended by high profile members of Asia’s political, diplomatic, corporate, and entertainment sectors. Tickets are limited. To book visit: www.apcom.org/HERO


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Sunday Gourmet Grazing at Elements Five-Star Brunch by Mick & Di Barker

Brunch is the new buzzword at Pattaya’s InterContinental and specifically at their Elements Restaurant. This most elegant fivestar hotel is perched atop the headland called Khao Phra Tamnak, one of the most tranquil spots along this stretch of coastline with panoramic views out across the neighbouring islands, mountains and ocean. The start date for this weekly Sunday gourmet spread was 13th of August and the neighbourhood’s savviest brunchophiles and style setters were already on the radar. Elements Restaurant offers al fresco seating on the spacious terrace overlooking the gardens and ocean beyond or cool and comfortable settled inside the well-dressed restaurant. The staff are a happy, friendly team efficiently removing discarded plates and readily anticipating the need for more cutlery and utensils. The abundance of gourmet items is astonishing – so take your time, wander through the various food stations making sure you don’t miss a gastronomic opportunity to try something different or to make your own individual pairing of dishes. The ambiance is laidback, so sit back, enjoy the music from the talented duo, Stage Lights, and relax; this is Sunday brunch.

In our opinion, there is no better way to start a leisurely lunch (or any meal) than with a plate of briny bivalves. With this in mind we made our way over to the raw bar where a sea of France’s Fine de Claire oysters lay tantalizingly on their icy beds. A small spoonful of that classic mignonette sauce (wine vinegar and minced shallots), a sprinkling of fried shallots and a squeeze of lemon and they’re good to go sliding down your throat spreading their briny, “taste of the sea” loveliness. The sushi/sashimi table is always a popular spot at any buffet and here was no exception. Premium quality fish, glistening pink salmon, translucent cuts of tuna, sea bass and wonderful creamy, rich saba mackerel were all on offer together with a selection of seaweed wrapped delicacies. Sashimi is a direct taste experience with the fish needing to be of the highest quality as there is no hiding behind sauces and other distractions

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TAT arranges FAM trip for top travel agents of India

Centra Maris won Ms. Bartender team competition Sanpech Supabowornsthian, fourth from left, president of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) Eastern Chapter, presented an award to Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien’s team for gold medal Miss Bartender Team contest in Pattaya Hospitality Challenge Awards competition. The event was organized by Thai Hotels Association (THA) in participation with Pattaya City and Hotles and Resorts Association at Napalai Convention Hall, Dusit Thani Pattaya.

WHA group welcomes Myanmar’s Industry Minister

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (7th left, row 2), hotel manager, welcomed Soraya Homchuen (centre ), director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai Office along with top travel agents from India to inspect the resort recently.

WHA Corporation PCL, led by Jareeporn Jarukornsakul (3rd right), group CEO and David Nardone (2nd left), Hemaraj’s group executive Industrial and International, recently welcomed U Khin Maung Cho (3rd left), Myanmar’s minister of Industry and his team who were in town to observe the dynamic role of WHA Group at Hemaraj Industrial Estates in the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

Amari Phuket welcomes Australian Foreign Minister Thai pop singer Mos - Patiparn checks into Centara Grand at CentralWorld Kanchana Ruangsiriwichayakul (3rd right) director of Rooms of Centara Grand at CentralWorld welcomed Patiparn Patavekarn (3rd left), famous Thai pop singer, actor and superstar on his arrival to stay at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Amari Phuket’s team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, regional vice-president, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (left) and Richard Margo, hotel manager (right) welcomed Hon. Julie Bishop MP, minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia (second from right), and Craig Ferguson, the Australian consulate-general to Phuket (second from left), during the latter two’s visit to Amari Phuket for a reception to mark the formal opening of the Australian Consulate-General in Phuket.

Blood Drives at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Centara Barista Championship 2017 Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (3rd left), general manager, along with management and staff joined the blood drives at Utopia suite for Thai Red Cross. It is a part of the hotel’s CSR activity.

Dusit Thani Pattaya visits the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind Dusit Thani Pattaya staff recently visited the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind in Soi Na Klua 16 to deliver donations and serve lunch for the children who have been under its care since it first opened in the mid 1980’s. GM Neoh Kean Boon and EAM Larry Choi led the team in the CSR initiative by distributing snacks and ice cream among the visually impaired children who in turn expressed their appreciation by singing You Are My Sunshine to the delight of their visitors. The school educates its students and teaches them vocational and life skills that will allow them to become more independent.

Winfried Hancke (2nd left), group director of operations and beverage at Centara Hotels and Resorts, together with Christian Delodder (7th left), national business manager of Jacobs Douwe Egberts TH Ltd., recently organized the Centara Barista Championship 2017, and congratulated Phanthila Panyadee, the winner from Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok (4th left). The competition was held at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok where a total of 19 baristas competed for the prestigious award and prize money.


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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya celebrates Mother’s Day

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led by hotel manager Wuthisak Pichayagan (centre), hosted a candlelight ceremony at the lobby of hotel in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 85th birthday and Thailand’s National Mother’s Day. On this auspicious day, hotel management, staff and guests offered heartfelt wishes to the Queen and to mothers around the country.

Dusit Thani Pattaya holds a Town Hall meeting to discuss hotel's new developments

Dusit Thani Pattaya staff and management recently held a town hall meeting aimed at spreading awareness among all employees on the latest developments happening not only on the hotel level but on the most recent news in Dusit International. Management heads led by GM Neoh Kean Boon took turns in presenting their executive reports relevant to both operations as well as sales and marketing aspects of the resort while employees were also given the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas related to work success and productivity in the workplace.

Prolific NANOTEC New Delhi’s No.1 golfer executive committee visits Amari Pattaya meeting at the Royal Cliff

Distinguished executives of the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) held their executive committee meeting at Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

Vani Kapoor (third from left), New Delhi’s No. 1 ranking golfer, and her family were welcomed by Sukanyapach Homchuen, executive assistant manager (fourth from left) and the management team upon her arrival for a vacation at Amari Pattaya.


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Centara Grand Mirage joins beach cleaning project with the Petition Department of Pattaya City Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya together with the Petition department of Pattaya City held a beach cleaning activity at Wong Amat Beach. The management and hotel staff joined the activity to help in cleaning the beach and surrounding area in order to maintain the ecosystem of Wong Amat beach in North Pattaya.

eve n ts c a le n d a r PATTAYA INTERNATIONAL LADIES CLUB (PILC) QUIZ NIGHT Date: 30 September 2017, Saturday, 7 pm Venue: Workshop, 4th Floor, Executive Tower, Holiday Inn Pattaya Activities: Fee of 750 baht includes buffet dinner (drinks will be available for purchase). Team of six at a table, hurry and book your team tables! Plenty of fun to be had and prizes to be won! For more information: PILC Email: SpecialEventsPILC@gmail.com www.pilc-pattaya.com

MINI ROADSHOW 2017 Date: until 8 November 2017 Venue: Provinces across Thailand

One-To-Five Piano Class by Hard Rock Pattaya On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Hard Rock Pattaya in partnership with Trirat Foundation held “One-ToFive Piano Class” corporate social responsibility activity for students at Huay Yai School and Baan Amphur School in Chonburi. The activity continued on second day for Hard Rock team members and families at Fillmore room, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya. The One-To-Five Piano Class was formed by the hotel’s management team and Hard Rock Heals committees. The students, team members and families had a chance to learn and practice the piano. The activity aimed to improve lives and heal through the power of music. The One-To-Five Piano is an innovative way of playing a keyboard by substituting musical notes with number one (thumb), two (index), three (middle), four (ring), and five (little) fingers in both hands. The technique used in class is simple, approachable and easy to learn. This has the effect of balancing the left and right sides of the brain, thus enabling the brain to continually change and effectively rewire itself. During this active meditation process, when the fingers are moved on the piano keyboard, together with using concentration, feeling, and instinct to move the fingers decisively to the required notes, this invokes the visual motor and auditory mapping process. Music is the most universal thing in the world. The entire company is excited about using the power of music to make the world a better place for us all. This activity is under the Hard Rock Heals Foundation which is the brand’s global charity focused on funding music programs worldwide. The company exists to improve lives through the power of music.

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

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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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

INTERCONTINENTAL PATTAYA RESORT

Sunday Gourmet Grazing at Elements Five-Star Brunch >> from L1 other than a good soy sauce and wasabi and some pickled ginger. This sashimi is premium grade with the finest of delicate flavours and precision cut to perfection. Nestling behind a market garden of dressed salads, the crustacean station offers an ocean of seafood glistening from its icy display, big chubby pink prawns, blue crabs, rock lobsters, Alaskan king crabs and mussels beckoned, all accompanied by their special sauces and condiments. Outside on the terrace the BBQ chef was poised at his station ready to throw another New Zealand lamb chop or pork tenderloin, prawn, fish, squid or rock lobster or banana wrapped fish onto the grill. The smell was wonderful and the air heavy with smoking seafood and intense aromas. The carvery was adjacent doing good business with a succulent roasted leg of lamb spiked with rosemary, Australian striploin or a Cajun chicken flavoured with tarragon. All carved to order and served with a selection of roasted vegetables and sauces including mint jelly. The white wine served is Villa Maria sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region of New Zealand, it’s an intense Sauvignon Blanc, lively with good flavours. The red is Lapostolle Merlot from the Rapel Valley in Chile, medium bodied and well balanced, it pairs well with most meats and certainly the cheese. Further main courses are waiting in their chaffing dishes, poached salmon with a leek and butter sauce, braised lamb shank with mushrooms, dried chicken curry, seafood bouillabaisse, Asian style and more. A veritable cornucopia of dishes is on offer and not only all this but the kitchen will cook personally for you a whole selection of other items such as various pasta with favourite sauces (including ravioli and mac ‘n cheese), eggs anyway up, pizza and risotto. There’s also a young’uns menu with all their favourites, which brings me neatly to the newly opened Planet Trekkers Kids Club. Here, under close supervision, the kids can play away, make new friends and generally enjoy their Sunday afternoon while their parents can take advantage of some personal time on the terrace with that stunning view and a glass of something cool. There is also a specially devised Kids Menu and candyfloss for the sweetest treat after lunch. We were reaching our limit of food

intake, but there was one gourmet treat still to come. If you’re a fan of risotto, the kitchen makes a stellar rendition, which I ordered with mushrooms and truffle oil. To add the final touch of luxury overload, the foie gras station delivered a duo of the melting lacquered liver topped with a delicious mango chutney. The triumphant combination of the earthy risotto and rich creaminess of the foie gras was sheer heaven; do try it. We could not leave without tasting the splendid array of imported cheeses from Italy, France and Spain (Pecorino Romano, Parmesan, Blue and Manchego). Crunchy baguettes

or garlic toast were both there to complement the cheeses plus pickles and dried fruits. Adjacent to these, a leg of Serrano ham was available, carved to order and presented in enticing slivers. Closing with a decadent dessert is a must at any brunch. The house patisserie produces the most beautiful creative pastries and desserts, opera cake, mango mousse, crème brûlée, tiramisu sparkle and glint with sweetness while the homemade ice cream flavoured with coconut or strawberry would make for a wicked companion to the above or a refreshing solo dessert. We ordered the hot fondant cake, which was spot on with its glorious decadent chocolate centre oozing on to the plate. A serving of coconut ice cream shot this pleasure bomb into the gastro-stratosphere. Sunday brunch is B.1,899++ per person. Free-flow wine and local beer is an extra B.900++, B.2,900++ for Champagne. Children 4 to 12 years B.950++. It is served from 11:30 am to 3 pm in Elements Restaurant. Elements Restaurant InterContinental Pattaya Resort 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 259 888 Email: icpattaya@ihg.com www.pattaya.intercontinental.com


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EL GRECO Angel’s Hellenic Bites Back in the day when Mick and I used to “island hop” around the Mediterranean, we fell in love with Greece and managed to visit 29 islands, which has given us an enduring affection for the country, it’s people, it’s food and it’s “take-your-breath-awayviews”. Imagine our surprise when driving down a small soi in Pattaya we spotted the familiar blue and white colour combo of Greece and the restaurant sign, El Greco. This family taverna is run by husband and wife team Angel and Nick. A charismatic couple who, although leaving their homeland behind, have created an Hellenic home in Pattaya not only for themselves but for everyone who walks through their door. Angel is a qualified restaurateur with many years of experience from her businesses in Athens. What she doesn’t know about Greek food wouldn’t stuff an olive. The ambiance is sheer Greek: blue and white painted tables with comfy cushioned seating and a spectacular mural of beautiful Santorini watching over the activities. Going out to eat is part of the local culinary culture in modern Greece, even in times of economic crisis, and already a table of half a dozen Greek food lovers were tucking into their hearty dishes and discussing spiritedly the way of the world. We left our order completely in Angel’s capable hands, Meze style, and awaited the pageant of dishes. First up a ‘welcome’ dish of the legendary tzatziki appeared, served with some Kalamata olives doused with fruity olive oil. Has there ever been a more under- estimated dip than this cool, creamy yoghurt appetiser mixed with cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, dill and garlic? It’s so versatile and will happily complement

Stuffed Peppers

Baklava and Kataifi Pastries

Owners Nick and Angel

grilled meats or fish in addition to being a tasty dip for bread or vegetables. Stuffed green chillies were the next plate to arrive. Fried to a tasty blister and filled with tomato sauce and Feta cheese, we loved them. Next to hit the table was the famous Greek salad (B. 220 or B.110). Known and loved around the world, it always tastes best when at its simplest, red ripe tomatoes, cucumber, onion, perhaps cuttings of green pepper, the best olive oil and that creamy, briny feta sprinkled with herbs. We were drinking the house wine (B.60 per glass). Retsina was sadly unavailable but as soon as a new consignment arrives we will be back; it's just so

reminiscent of those sun-soaked long taverna lunches way back when. Stop me if you know this, Retsina is a Greek white resinated wine which has been made for at least 2,000 years. It’s unique flavour is said to have originated from the practice of sealing wine vessels with pine resin in ancient times and the flavour literally stuck with the happy imbibers. A substantial portion of mousaka was the next to be served. Much loved, this traditional Greek recipe contains luscious layers of minced lamb cooked in a tomato based sauce, layered with aubergines and creamy béchamel sauce before being baked until golden in the oven (B.230). This came

accompanied by its brother dish, pastitiso. Another very traditional baked recipe, but instead of aubergines, pasta is used with minced beef before being baked. Both are major stalwarts of any Greek kitchen. A minced kofta kebab came next, the herby, spicy flavour was enhanced by the use of lamb and beef in the kebab giving a much deeper flavour. There’s a veritable treasure of time honoured dishes here. Kleftico is slow cooked roast leg of lamb with garlic, lemon and herbs served with roast potatoes, gigantes Plaki (B.190) are giant butter beans simmered in tomato sauce with onion, garlic and parsley, Souvlaki (meat kebabs), fried squid, feta or spinach cheese pie layered in filo pastry, meatballs, stuffed cabbage, spicy Greek sausages, the list goes on. Plus there’s a full Thai menu , including spring rolls, noodles, tom yum goong, curries and the like. Our very substantial Greek

metzedes ended with two iconic desserts, namely baklava and kataifi. Both nut based pastries made from filo pastry with the kataifi pastry closely ressembling shredded wheat. Both are saturated with honey and scented with cinnamon and clove. They’re absolutely delicious and enjoyed with a cup of Greek coffee, the perfect ending to your food odyssey. Just time for a toast with a glass of Ouzo, the country's aniseed-based any time drink with a Greek cheers, “yasou” and it’s time to go. El Greco 327/331 Moo 9 Soi Bongkot Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Open daily from 12 noon till 11:30 pm Tel: 038 422 035 or 092 467 9123 Email: elgreco.pattaya@gmail.com www.elgreco-pattaya.com Directions: Turn off Pattaya Tai onto Soi 16 and it is about 500 metres on the right. Map on website. Off street parking where you can find it.


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F&B Promotions East Meets West

Steak & BBQ Buffet Cowboy Night

Young Rice Dishes

at Larn Thong – Authentic Thai Traditions, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

at Flames Restaurant Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Hilton Pattaya

Enjoy a magnificent steak and grilled BBQ buffet at Flames Restaurant by indulging in our promotion “The original Cowboy night” buffet spread every Monday night from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, priced at only 1,299 baht++ per person. “The original Cowboy night” buffet serves a wide variety of dishes including steak, polar fresh seafood, salad, desserts buffet, ice cream and enjoy dancing shows by Carpe Diem who is the best of entertainers in hotel from 7 to 10 pm.

Young rice is an organic short grain brown rice. It is well-known as a local ingredient for dessert with its sweet taste and little sticky texture and also rich in nutrition. Hilton Pattaya invites you to try our young rice dishes throughout the month of September. Flare Restaurant introduces an authentic Chinese young rice dish ‘Lotus Leaf Young Rice’, steamed young rice in lotus leaf with prawns, Chinese sausage, shiitake mushroom, jujube, ginkgo and salted egg yolk at 450 baht nett and experience Thai dessert ‘Fried Banana Coated with Young Rice’ served together with tamarind ice-cream, papaya and sweet mashed taro at 300 baht net. Available every day at Flare Restaurant on level 15 from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar invites you to enjoy a variety of flavorsome appetizers and dessert including ‘Crispy Young Rice Coated Prawns’ served with tom yum paste and sweet and sour sauce at 400 baht nett, ‘All Star Sushi Rolls with Young Rice’ with grilled salmon, tuna and caviar at 450 baht nett and ‘Crispy Young Rice Tart with Banana’ comes together with caramel ice-cream at 300 baht nett. Available every day at Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 from 11 am to 11 pm. Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar proudly presents ‘Mozzarella Stuffed Young Rice Arancini’, a perfect combination of Italian cuisine and Thai local ingredient, served with tomato sauce and fennel and lobster salad at 950 baht nett. Available in September only at Horizon rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Discover delicious fusion dishes that highlight the sensational flavors from two exciting cultures at Larn Thong – Authentic Thai Traditions. - Spaghetti with Seafood and Spicy Coconut Milk (320 baht ++) - Baked Seafood with Cheese Chilli Paste (350 baht ++) - Deep-fried Potato Stuffed with “Kaphrao” Beef (280 baht ++) - Seafood Salad with Century Eggs (200 baht ++) Available until September 2017. For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com

Enjoy Seafood Dinner Buffet by the Bay at Edge Restaurant, Hilton Pattaya Edge restaurant invites you to enjoy one of the best dinner buffets featuring premium seafood and well-known dishes from around the world along with a spectacular panoramic view of Pattaya bay. Sunday – Thursday: Seafood Grill at 1,050 baht nett per person Seafood lovers can enjoy an array of seafood items; seafood on ice and on the grill including blue crab, prawns, mussel and many more. Moreover, Asian and Western menus are also available such as beef striploin, pork chop, lamb leg and dessert corner including cakes, chocolate fountain, ice-cream and seasonal fruits. Friday - Saturday: Seafood Extravaganza at 1,300 baht nett per person Enjoy the fresh taste of seafood on ice including imported oysters, blue crab, white prawn, New Zealand mussel, whelk and seafood on the grill with a wide selection of rock lobster, tiger prawn, blue crab, squid, cockle, mussel and sea bass in banana leaf. Other highlights are Australian striploin, Australian lamb rack, spit roasted pig, live cooking station of pasta and pizza, sushi, sashimi and a variety of desserts and seasonal fruits. Dinner buffet is available everyday from 6 pm to 10:30 pm at Edge restaurant on level 14 of Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000, email bkkhp_fb@hilton.com or visit pattaya.hilton.com.

Bigger and better for Asian and Thai buffet at Ginger & Lime, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.The restaurant opens from 6.30 pm to 10:30 pm Reservations call 038 714 981.

All you can eat Cantonese Dim Sum selection at Dynasty restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

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

Seafood BBQ Buffet every Thursday night Dynasty restaurant on 24th floor at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld offer you the irresistible Cantonese buffet lunch. Delighting yourself with various choices of traditional cuisine including; appetizers, soup, rice and noodle, desserts and the highlight is Dim Sum only at 850 baht++ per person and 1,250 baht++ per person, every day from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Savor the varieties amount of our Dim Sum selection over 60 items like; Steamed black mushroom and shark’s fin in XO sauce, Steamed salmon dumpling with anchovy caviar, Steamed snow fish rolls with anchovy caviar and Alaska scallop dumpling and many other delicious options. For more information or reservation contact dining reservation at 02-1006255 or email at diningcgcw@chr.co.th

Take a trip to Paris at Café Claire, Oriental Residence Bangkok The evening dinner buffet at Ginger & Lime has just become even bigger and better with Chef Pinyo adding an array of new dishes to this enormous spread of Thai, Japanese and Asian specials. Served seven evenings a week in the serene gardens of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with indoor and outdoor seating available, the new buffet is priced at only 888 baht++. The teppanyaki station has been enlarged to include shrimp, rock lobster, mussels, lamb, chicken and pork, with a delicious choice of savoury and tangy dips. Chefs at the wok fry station are ready with a whole range of fresh ingredients to whisk up whatever you wish, while over at the noodle station the chefs have stewed duck, deep-fried pork belly and BBQ pork amongst their attractions. The salad station offers a grand choice of garden-fresh produce, and if you are in the mood for a homemade pizza, head for the deep-fry station. Desserts? The selection is huge, and new on the buffet is crepe Suzette, and deep-fried banana Thai-style. Ginger & Lime Restaurant opens daily from 6 to 10:30 pm. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th.

A timeless tradition that lives on at Oriental Residence Bangkok, Café Claire introduces the unique Voyage àParis Afternoon Tea as the new theme starting in August. In the Parisian ambience of Café Claire, you can now indulge in traditional French treats in accompaniment to a selection of premium TWG teas on a tranquil afternoon. The Voyage àParis Afternoon Tea set includes classic French items with a creative twist, including lime pistachio mille-feuilles, St. Honoré cakes, Mont Blanc cakes, white chocolate mousse domes, madeleines, Charlotte cakes, savoury croissant sandwiches, and probably the most eye-catching dessert of them all, the Duchesse, which is a stunning giant red raspberry lemon macaron majestically placed on an Eiffel Tower stand. This promotion is exclusively available now until October 31 from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. The Voyage àParis Afternoon Tea set is priced at 1,500 baht++ for two people and comes with a choice of TWG teas. For more information and reservations, call Café Claire at 02125 9000 ext. 9080 or e-mail reservations@oriental-residence.com.

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.

Noodle Specials at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Nothing beats a hearty bowl of noodles. Delight in Asian-inspired noodle creations served in three styles that are enhanced with delectable flavors! Have your fill of this hearty staple in a variety of ways at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere. - Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Soup (180 baht ++) - Chicken-Coconut Curry Soup (180 baht ++) - Buckwheat Ramen Soup (180 baht ++) Available until September 2017. For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

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CHEERS! RAISE YOUR GLASSES WITH

Chalawan Cave Craft Beers at Greyhound Café Pattaya by Mick & Di Barker

The name Greyhound Café is synonymous with new, innovative quality whether it be their fashion stores, their café society food or the artisan beers they sell in their establishments. Thailand is internationally famous for its food but up until now not for its craft beers. 2010 changed all that when Full Moon Brewworks, based in Phuket, was born and six years later internationally recognised when they won Gold Medal in the World Beer Awards for their Pale Ale. Sukij Thipatima, creator of the microbrewery said recently, “We combine traditional beer-making techniques with the traditions of Thai culinary art. Our approach is to produce beer with lots of flavour made from high-quality malt, hops, yeast and water (known as the Four Pillars of Beer) which is then blended with local herbs, spices and fruits to deliver the distinctive new definition of our craft beer”. Greyhound recognised the excellence in these brews and the nascent trend for craft beers which is sweeping the globe. Under the label Chalawan Cave, Full Moon Brewworks is now supplying the company with four of their most successful blends, which are fast becoming bestsellers in their new Café in Pattaya. Chalawan Pale Ale is the Gold Standard for their brews having won the prestigious award in London, England. This Pale Ale carefully balances bitterness and sweetness crafted as it is from blends of Pilsner and roasted Munich malt. It’s medium body and moderate carbonation make it the perfect amber liquid to slake the thirst of a Thai climate. It delivers a malty caramel note flanked by tropical lychee, citrus and floral aromas that glide into a long finish thanks to the robust ‘hoppiness’ profile of the Cascade and Columbus hops. Chalawan Pale Ale is a good thirst quencher and very flavourful, making it the perfect party beer. Chatri IPA displays the qualities of a perfect tropical Indian Pale Ale. Full Moon Brewworks joined forces with the Australian Stockade Brew Company (winner of the 2015 World Beer Awards) to co-create this new world special ale. The beer has been described as very dimensional with its solid backbone from its blend of pilsner, rye, Australian and speciality hops. Massive flavours and aromas are created by using these four different hops. Prevalent are also

Chalawan Pale Ale (American Pale Ale) Gold Medal at World Beer Awards 2016

Chalawan Pale Ale, Chatri IPA, Sunset Saison and Ruk Red Lager

nuances of citrus, grapefruit with floral undertones. Sunset Saison is a brew inspired by the Belgium beer known as Farmhouse Pale Ale. It is made in winter and matured at the beginning of the summer ready for thirstquenching drinking on a hot day. This delicate and refreshing beer brewed from blends of Pilsner and wheat malts offers a lighter blended drink, with higher carbonation for casual quaffing. The fourth blend available at Greyhound Café is Ruk Red Lager. This red or Viennese inspired lager is one of the most important historical beer styles having originated in Austria around the 1830s. The blending from Austrian, Munich and Pilsner malts results in its speciality red colour. With its rich malt character with hints of caramel it makes for a medium bodied, almost sweet brew. These carefully selected beers are exclusively available at the newly opened Greyhound Café Pattaya located in front of Kaan Show, D’Luck Cinematic Theatre. The new-school craft beers are clean-tasting and full of flavour making the ideal partner for the deliciousness of their Thai and Italian cuisine.

Hotel Promotions Pattaya Marathon 2017 Run your mile and smile at your stay at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Bussaba Ex-Weisse

Greyhound Café Pattaya 168/8 Moo 12 Thepprasit Road Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm (Sun-Thu), 11 am till midnight (Fri-Sat) Tel: 033 641 287, 033 641 462 www.greyhoundcafe.co.th

The well-known marathon league of Pattaya Marathon is back. This September 3, 2017 from 3:30 to 11 am. Various optimizations for your league are available. Check out your marathon choice at www. pattayamarathon.go.th. Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya supports marathon runner with a special rate only for your stay during September 2-3, 2017. The Leisure class room is offered for all runners at the rate of 3,500 baht net per room per night with breakfast included. The hotel hopes you have a smooth and rewarding marathon run. For more information, contact 038 930 600 or rsvn@siamatpattaya.com.

AVANI Pattaya’s Stay Longer special AVANI Pattaya is making it easy to enjoy extra nights. The more nights you stay, the less you pay. Save up to 25 percent with AVANI Pattaya’s Stay Longer special. Treat yourself! Because the only thing better than a relaxing holiday is a longer relaxing holiday. • Stay 3 to 6 nights and receive 10 percent off accommodation with daily breakfast • Stay 7 to 9 nights and receive 15 percent off accommodation with daily breakfast • Stay 10 nights or more and receive 25 percent off accommodation with daily breakfast

Chatri IPA (Indian Pale Ale)

For more information or to make a reservation, call 038 412 120, email pattaya@avanihotels.com or visit www.avanihotels.com.


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Lotus Leaf Young Rice Young rice steamed in lotus leaf with Chinese sausage, lotus seed, shrimp, and salted egg INGREDIENTS 2 pcs lotus leaf 80 grams shrimp 10 ml coconut milk 200 grams pounded unripe rice 20 grams Chinese pork sausage 10 grams shiitake mushroom 5 grams boiled lotus seed 5 grams dried jujube some spring onion some garlic and coriander root 30 ml vegetable oil ½ pc salted egg yolk 15 ml white soya 5 grams sugar some sesame and salt 10 grams sweet shredded pork METHOD To prepare Steam lotus leaf for 5 minutes until soft. Clean shrimps and half boil. Mix coconut milk with young rice and then steam for 3 minutes. Slice Chinese pork sausage and shiitake mushroom. Half boil lotus seed and dried jujube. Thinly slice the spring onion. Chop the garlic and coriander root. To cook Preheat the saucepan to medium-high heat. Add oil and sautÊ garlic and coriander root until fragrant. Turn the heat to low, add the Chinese pork sausage and stir until brown. Add dried jujube, lotus seed, shiitake mushroom, shrimps, and salted egg. Turn the heat to high and stir-fry together. Turn the heat to low then add white soya, some sugar, salt, and sesame. Stir thoroughly to mix well. Add the young rice and mix in the pan. Turn off the heat. Put the mixture into the lotus leaf. Wrap the leaf and steam for 5 minutes.

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Flare Restaurant, Hilton Pattaya Lotus Leaf Young Rice

This menu is available at Flare Restaurant on level 15 of Hilton Pattaya from 6 to 10:30 pm throughout September only.

To make the dish and assemble Place the lotus leaf wrap upside down. Cut the middle in a cross with a knife. Top with white sesame and spring onion. Serve with sweet shredded pork and sweet and sour sauce on the side.

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

Spa & Fitness Promotions Experience true tranquility and relaxation at The Okura Spa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Guests are invited to experience the therapeutic benefits of essential orange and clove oils through a relaxing 2-hour Tranquility Within body scrub and aroma massage. The treatment begins with a 30-minute orange cream body scrub designed to rejuvenate the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and refreshed. The second part of the treatment is a 90-minute aroma massage using essential clove and orange oils which ease stress, revive tired muscles and awaken the senses to leave you feeling re-energized. Available daily from 10 am to 10 pm from October 1 to December 31, 2017 at 4,200 baht ++. For more information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or email spa@okurabangkok.com.

Get fit with Pilates at LifeStyles on 26, Centara Grand at Central World Roll out your Pilates mat, get ready to strengthen your core and get seriously sweaty in a Pilates session, one of the most popular fitness classes available at LifeStyles Fitness Centre on the 26th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. Pilates is an exercise to your fitness level, anyone can enjoy its health benefits. The class involves performing slow and precise movements in repetition with an emphasis on developing the overall balance of the body through improving core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support efficient and graceful movement. Come to experience fun and motivating Pilates classes, which are held every Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Special offers for non-members! Price: 400 baht per session. Or you can save by purchasing 10 sessions for 3,500 baht or 20 sessions for 6,000 baht. Schedule a class today! For more information and advance bookings, contact 02 100 6299.


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Vol. 05 No. 17 | Sep 1-15, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

by Rory Coughlan

IT

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

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General Guidelines 1. Roll on the foam roller/ball until you feel a “trigger point” or “hot spot.” You’ll know you found one when it hurts. 2. Avoid applying pressure on bones and joints. Just muscle. 3. Combine an abbreviated SMR with your regular warm-up on workout days. 4. Drink plenty of water after an intense SMR session. Muscles just hurt sometimes. Trigger points can cause pain directly. Trigger points are a “natural” part of muscle tissue. Sooner or later almost everyone gets muscle knots and you get pain with no other explanation or issue. De-stress your muscle 1. Rub it out. Massage the trigger point and try to loosen up those taut muscle fibers. 2. Soothe the hurt. Anti-inflammatories can help wipe out muscle pain. 3. Find the root. Try to identify what’s “stressing out” your muscle. 4. Get moving. Knots are actually hyperirritable spots in muscle or fascial tissue (bands or sheets of connective tissue) known as myofascial trigger points. Knots are comprised of tense muscle fibers. The “nodule” is the actual trigger point. The “taut band” is your very tight muscle. Trigger points will often feel like a knot, or a lump that can range in size from about the size of a pin “head” to about the size of a pea. In larger muscles, they may be about the size of your fingernail. Non-drug treatments may include: 1. Physical therapy. 2. “Stretch and spray” technique: This treatment involves spraying the muscle and trigger point with a coolant and then slowly stretching the muscle. 3. Massage therapy. 4. Trigger point injection. URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1 Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079 www.313trainingstudio.com

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September 7, 2017 Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard Andrés Muschietti Drama | Horror

Release Date September 14, 2017 Lead Actors Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch Director Michael Cuesta Genre Action | Thriller

After recent cases of disappearing local kids in the town of Derry, Maine, IT follows a group of kids dubbed "The Losers' Club" in the summer of 1989 and their discovery and scary encounters of a shape-shifting demonic entity, known to return every 30 years and preys on your own personal fears.

A CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp, is devastated by the loss of his girlfriend to a terrorist attack. CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train a grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators. They discover a pattern in the violence that leads them to a joint mission to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.

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Drinking coffee can prevent depression

We hear a lot about the negative effects of caffeine on our health, but it turns out that caffeine has its good points too. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drank a minimum of four cups of coffee per day could lower their risk of depression by 20 per cent. Earlier research also found that females who drank two or more cups per day were less likely to commit suicide.

Bringing out the best self with ‘Dermal Fillers’ Most people probably have heard about ‘Dermal Fillers’ but not many people really understand it and actually confuse it with Botox. by Dr Natnicha Loichuen A lot of those perceive Dermal Fillers as noninvasive cosmetic treatment for ageing people. In fact, this medical aesthetic technique could help fix various skin problems at any age ranging from redefining your face shape to taking years off your face in the way you desire and are confident with. Here is why you might need it From birth, beneath our skin comprise of several structural substances including collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) that hold our skin together. However, after the age of 25 they start breaking apart and declining as part of the ageing process. This could be accelerated by squinting or frowning (excessive facial expressions), smoking, air pollution, everyday stresses, and

sun exposure over time. These cause unwanted wrinkles. Dermal Fillers injection is the alternative solution to surgery that would fill out those folds, tighten skin, and build up facial contours while leaving your skin hydrated. Due to weight loss or fat pads shifting especially in the lower cheek (jowl), Dermal Fillers could add fullness to your hollow cheekbones. Secondly, it could address thin or dark-line lips by re-volumizing and giving you a more sensual look. The fillers also help augment small chins by replenishing lost volume under the skin surface. Regardless of age, tired, sunken eye appearance known as ‘tear trough’ seems to occur in anyone, this particular procedure would correct the problem by brightening and restoring a fresher look. To have the effective result, sometimes the practitioners combine Dermal Fillers with Botox to plump up the skin around forehead, crow’s feet, necklines, horizontal bridge between the browns (glabella lines), and laugh or smile lines running from nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial lines) which appear to

be the first sign of ageing. Whereas Botox stops muscle movement that leads to wrinkles, Dermal Fillers smoothen the deeper fine lines. Last but not least, perhaps the least known benefit from Dermal Fillers is that it could make indented scars from acne or similar causes more even as well. How does it work? There are numerous types of Dermal Fillers, but the safest and most widely accepted one should

be semi-permanent fillers that are naturally derived (non-animal fillers) closely resembling hyaluronic acid lubricants presented in the body. The amount required will depend on individual and facial area. Twentyfour hours before the treatment begins, patients should stop taking aspirin and vitamin A that can cause additional bleeding. Furthermore, practitioners often apply numbing cream to the area to reduce discomfort. Yet, it should not be painful. Dermal Fillers are injected just below the skin and take around 30 to 60 minutes to complete the session. The result is instant with no recovery time and should last 6 to 18 months. What to expect The side effects are minimal. The treated areas may be swollen or

bruised but this will subside within 30 minutes to 48 hours. During the first week, patients should avoid direct sunlight and heat from sauna and steaming, facial massage, heavy exercise or extreme sport, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, and hot beverages. Besides, the patients should drink a lot of water as HA materials in the fillers would trap water, enhancing a more long lasting effect. Moreover, sunscreen should be applied regularly to protect the skin from ageing. Practitioners normally advise to follow up the results after one to two weeks. Return youthful and moisturizing look to your skin by visiting Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach) for FREE consultation.

For more information, available promotions, and to book at your convenience, call Tel: 038 411 190, 063 297 372 or contact online through www.nichaclinic.com or nichabeautyandbeyond@gmail.com. Other anti-ageing treatments at Nicha Clinic include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, thread lifting, and Thermage. With FDA approved equipments and professional teams under ethical environment, Nicha Clinic is led by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen who is qualified from the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine and has over 12 years experience. Nicha Clinic has earned trust from patients in many countries namely USA, Australia, Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Brazil, Israel, and India. Therefore, Nicha Clinic would have profound understanding of the positive state of true beauty and personal well-being.


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International luxury comes to China’s southwest beautiful Forest City with the opening of Anantara Guiyang Resort on June 1, 2017. Surrounded by an exclusive golf course and majestic mountains, the resort offers a natural oasis, 30 minutes from Guiyang City and 15 minutes from Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport. Renowned for its pleasant climate, clean air and breathtaking scenery, Guiyang is an explorer’s paradise. Nearby the resort, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls, karst caves, valleys and endless forest provide a natural treasure trove. Ethnic minorities reveal colourful folkloric customs, and 2,000 years of history can be relived with trips to dynastic relics. Plush modern comforts and signature amenities epitomise five-star luxury in the 218 rooms, suites, one- and three-bedroom pool villas welcoming guests with warm, understated elegance. Private balconies are positioned to overlook lush gardens, rolling fairways or mountainous scenery. Indigenous touches include oriental design accents and traditional Chinese tea sets. Suites extend the extra space to a living room, and a balcony or enclosed garden terrace with a sofa, table and chairs. One-Bedroom Pool Villas are designed to impress with a plunge pool, two sundecks and dining furniture, and inside a king bedroom, living and dining room, pantry and cloakroom. Three-Bedroom Pool Villa luxury is to unravel over a two-storey residence, comprising a private pool, four sundecks, indoor and outdoor lounging and dining spaces, three generous en-suite bedrooms, a gym, massage room and pantry. Connecting rooms, suites and villas will allow families, friends and groups to share quality time together. Bathrooms boast a rain shower and oversized bathtub. Chinese heritage comes to life in master chef cooking class adventures and games of majiang in private rooms. Relaxation and wellness can

at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central World Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World offers you an amazing treatment “Runner’s Massage,” which is focused on legs and feet as well as designed to speed recovery, reduce muscle soreness and facilitate injury healing. Therapeutic massage works to elongate the muscles, relieve muscle tightness, restore joint range of motion and improve circulation. It helps to improve your flexibility and reduce your risk of injury. The massage techniques combine European and Thai styles with soothing oils to increase muscle relaxation levels, return to their normal functions and able to work effectively in miraculous ways for 60 minutes, priced at just 1,800 baht ++ per person. For more information or to make treatment reservations, call 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or email spacgcw@chr.co.th.

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be pursued in yoga classes, swimming in a choice of indoor and outdoor pools, and exercising in the scenic great outdoors. Creative fun will engage young minds at the children and youth clubs. Pampering journeys at Anantara Spa will include Fanjing (all-day dining restaurant serving signature treatments contemporary Western, Asian and fusion cuisines) of China’s ancient will keep pool guests satisfied at the healing traditions, from tea-inspired shady indoor pool haven The Dragon therapies to an Exotic Bamboo Palace Bar and the tropical outdoor Massage. Azalea Bar. Anantara’s signature Fanjing, the all-day dining private dining concept, Dining by restaurant, serves breakfast Design, will spoil guests with a buffets and modern western, Asian Floating Brunch in the pool, a Movie and fusion cuisines. Celebrating Under The Stars and a Romantic Anantara’s roots in Thailand, Siam Dinner in a private pavilion with a the signature Thai restaurant will personal chef and butler. offer a regional journey of timeless Inspired meetings and events recipes. will take place in the boardroom, Elevating indigenous flavours, meeting room and grand ballroom, as The Ancient Town specialty Chinese well as scenic al fresco spaces. restaurant will serve delicacies from Guizhou, Sichuan and Cantonese in Anantara Guiyang Resort private rooms. Jia Xiu the splendid CREC International Eco City lobby lounge will provide an ideal Shuanglong Airport Economic Zone meeting place for beverages and Guiyang, Guizhou, China snacks throughout the day, and in Tel: +86 851 823 88888 the evening, fine wines, cocktails and Email: guiyang@anantara.com nightcaps. www.guiyang.anantara.com Refreshing drinks and light bites Anantara Spa

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

Klin Mali jasmine spa journey 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, a total of 120 minutes of pure, jasminescented relaxation. Available until 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.


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What's Inside: Property

Great Month for Thai Real Estate

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Thailand Patent Registration

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Sunplay Asia showcases luxurious pool villa community to Thai residents and investors

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Dream Hotel Group signs third location in Thailand

Global Top updates its construction projects

Olympus City Garden Condominium Exterior

The Cloud Condominium Swimming Pool

2 bedroom City Garden Tower Master Bedroom

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Global Top Group has reached another achievement early this year as two buildings have been sold out in Olympus City Garden and an OR6 License, which means the condominium is ready for occupancy for The Cloud project.

In continuing their vision to offer an affordable and comfortable home to their investors, the other three buildings will be open for pre-sales in Olympus City Garden – Buildings: Delos, Eden and Florence. Global Top Group also received Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval for Olympus City Garden project and the initial steps of construction already takes place; cleaned the land area, cleared the land size, finished the test pile and

follow the fence required by the EIA and the construction of the luxury low-rise condominium in the center of Pattaya will start very soon. Global Top Group starts and completes their projects earlier than the schedule, the latest high rise project City Garden Tower structure is already completed one year earlier than schedule and this time frame for construction will also be used for Olympus City Garden. Continued on page 4/24


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Property

Great Month for Thai Real Estate To say the very least, August 2017 marked one of the most important and progressive months ever for the Thai real estate industry. First, the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand (RESAM) again joined forces with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to present the world’s most highly-recognized real estate education and business opportunity: the Certified International Property Specialists Training Course (CIPS). From August 12 to 16, RESAM held its third such training course in Bangkok at the FYI Center’s Victor Club, where NAR trained 47 Thai and foreign real estate professionals as International Property Specialists. The Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand (RESAM) was established in 2005 by Dr. Pairote Sukjan, RESAM’s first president. RESAM now has 120 members, including realtors,

NAR is the world’s leading real estate alliance. Headquartered in the United States, it also is the world’s largest trade organization, boasting membership of almost 1.3 million individuals from 89 real estate associations in 68 countries. The CIPS certification course is targeted at expanding the knowledge globally for each participant with a hands-on experience in international real estate transactions, as well as five full days of intensive study focused on transnational transactions and their most critical aspects. Topics included currency and exchange rate issues, crosscultural relationships, regional market conditions, investment performance, and tax issues, among others. Course titles are Global Real Estate: Local Markets, The Business of U.S. Real Estate, Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate, Europe and International Real Estate, and The Americas and International Real Estate. The 47 participants were

brokers/brokerages and developers. Its executive committee consists of 20 professionals representing all sectors of the Thai real estate industry. RESAM was formed to promote better sales and marketing skills and professionalism through direct member interaction as well as through exhibits and seminars for continued education.

fortunate to have David Wyant as their instructor. The international real estate professional has more than 25 years in global marketing, branding and strategic sales and is a leading member of the NAR at the institutional level. He is a faculty member for the International Property Specialists certification. Wyant was recognized by his peers as NAR REALTOR® of the

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Year in 2006 and was the CIPS Instructor of the Year in both 2009 and 2012. The intensive five-day training program and certification will go a long way in solving the credibility problems facing so many individuals in Thai real estate who do not have the formal real estate education and the necessary certification to achieve international recognition. I am very proud and grateful to David Wyant for allowing me to be his assistant instructor during the training course. Speaking of solving credibility problems, NAR conducted its third International REALTORS® Conference outside the United States of America here August 17 to 20. This ground-breaking event once again clearly demonstrated the NAR is reaching beyond its US borders to support the growing interest in property ownership throughout the world. This third venture into globalizing the real estate industry is indicative of the trade association setting its sights on grooming the ASEAN region as its ‘gateway into Asia’ as the middleclass boom here that already has stimulated tremendous growth in home ownership is certain to further generate the demand for real estate education and improved industry standards. As NAR’s primary

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

goal, it has made the organization an important player in both U.S. and world government regulatory bodies. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the NAR has shown itself to be a global organization that has actively represented not only American brokers but also brokers worldwide including Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. To help support and strengthen that ASEAN bond and partnership, the National Association of Realtors sent a team of top leaders to the Regional Leadership Summit and to the IRC conference. As a founding member of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, the NAR is a nongovernment organization member of that prestigious organization, offering great benefits to its bilateral partnerships with 89 real estate organizations in 68 countries. We here in Thailand were excited to organize and host the NAR’s third IRC Conference as we welcomed the Realtor world to this auspicious industry event. One of the primary components of the conference at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center was the closed-door Regional Leadership Summit on August 18, attended by many top NAR officials

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

including leaders of NAR’s cooperating associations (bilateral partners) from throughout ASEAN and the world. The NAR, well known for having the highest professional standards in the international real estate industry, is responsible for having drafted the real estate profession’s first enforceable code of ethics. On that topic, another highlight of the Bangkok Conference was a special Code of Ethics Training Course conducted by Furhad Waquad, one of the NAR’s top international educators. More than 50 students received an intensive threehour course including group assignments and an exam. Upon completing the course, everyone received a Code of Ethics Training Course certificate. Now, along with Code of Ethics training, Thailand’s next major step will be implementing standardized real estate education, examinations and licensing. Yes, a real estate licensing body for Thailand is very close indeed, and that is something that will move our region into the global real estate market in a very big way. As I often say “Everyone deserves a home, and our job is to make that happen safely and securely.”

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


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Legal Advice L E G A L A DV I C E Thailand Patent Registration

by Magna Carta Law Office

What is Patent? Patent is an important document that the Government Office issues to grant protection for an invention or a design. Patents are a form of intellectual property. An invention is any innovation which creates a new, or improves a known, product or process. A design is any form or composition of lines or colors which gives a special appearance to a product and can serve as a pattern for a product of industry or handicraft. What types of Patents does Thailand recognize? You may register Patent for Invention, Design Patent and Petty Patent. Patent for Invention is the protection of feature, improvement and components of product or process. Design Patent is for creativity protection concerning features pertaining to the shape, color, configuration or pattern of an item. Petty Patent is for new product or process, improvement with moderate technological development or low level of innovation with some more utilization. Is Patent registration compulsory? Thailand does not officially require Patent registration. However, there are many benefits that you can consider. What are the advantages of registering Patents? Registering Patent provides greater legal protection against infringement. It protects the inventions and designs and solely grants the patent owner the rights to produce and distribute such product for a limited time. When you register a patent, it deters others from using the same production idea. The registered patent will appear in patent search system. This will likely discourage others from proceeding to register similar Patent. Once registered, it provides the patent owner with greater remedies. It increases the likelihood of the successful filing of a dispute resolution case from an infringer. How can an invention be eligible for Patent registration? Patent applications are eligible for registration if they satisfy the following conditions; · the invention is new; · it involves an inventive step; and · the invention is industrially applicable. The patent must not consist any of the following characteristics mentioned in Section 9 of the Thailand Patent Act B.E. 2522 as they are not protected under this Act:  1. naturally occurring microorganisms and their components, animals, plants or extracts from animals or plants;  2. scientific or mathematical rules or theories; 

3. computer programs; 4. methods of diagnosis, treatment or cure of human and animal diseases; and 5. inventions contrary to public order, morality, health or welfare. It is especially relevant that the applicant or his agent have an office or address in Thailand for communication by the Registrar. What type of design can you not register under Thai law? According to Section 57 and 58 of the Thailand Patent Act B.E. 2522, you cannot register Design Patent for a design having or consisting of any of the following characteristics: 1. a design which has existed or has been widely used in the Kingdom before the date of filing a patent application; 2. a design whose image, substantial part or detailed description has previously been disclosed in a document or printed publication, whether inside or outside the Kingdom, before the date of filing a patent application; 3. a design which has previously been published under section 65 in conjunction with section 28 before the date of filing a patent application; 4. a design similar to any design mentioned in subsections (1), (2) or (3) which can be seen as an imitation; 5. a design which is contrary to public order or good morals; 6. a design which is prescribed by the Ministerial Regulations. How long is a Patent protection valid? The registered patent solely entitles the patent owner the right to produce and distribute such product for a limited time. · 20 years from the application-filing date for Patent for Invention · 10 years the from application-filing date for Design Patent · 6 years from the application-filing date for Petty Patent

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Special Feature Continued from page 1/21

Global Top updates its construction projects

Another great news for investors in The Cloud project, which recently received the OR6 License, the transfer of ownership for this luxury high rise condominium in Pratumnak Hill will takes place this month. Olympus City Garden is the latest development and the biggest project to date of Global Top Group. Olympus is the first and only Mediterranean theme residential park condominium located in the city center, Soi Khopai,

with facilities that promote a combination of comfort living and luxurious lifestyle. It has six buildings, each with 8 storeys, stand on 8 rai of land consisting of 1,000 units including commercial spaces. City Garden Tower comprises 465 units in a

single 29-storey building. The project, located in South Pattaya, offers smart-designed layouts ideal for both living and investment with varying sizes: 24 sqm studio, 35 sqm and 44 sqm 1-bedroom, and 70 sqm and 79 sqm 2-bedroom units.

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Business News Sunplay Asia showcases luxurious pool villa community to Thai residents and investors Leading residential community developer, Sunplay Asia, will unveil a unique opportunity for Thai residents and investors to secure a serene slice of tropical luxury this week, when it showcases an exclusive collection of brand new pool villas on the Eastern Seaboard. Last month, the company presented the highly-anticipated second phase of Sunplay Bangsaray, its luxurious residential active lifestyle resort concept, to the Thai over 50’s market at the Future Wealth and Luxury Expo 2017, which was held at Paragon Hall in Bangkok. A private gated community, The Pool Villas at Sunplay Bangsaray comprises an impressive collection of 50 residential villas spread across

175 rai (28 hectares) of prime land close to the sea, just two hours’ drive from Bangkok. A range of different designs are available with a choice two to four bedrooms, all featuring bright open-plan interiors and outdoor living areas with sun decks and gardens, plus 12-metre private pools and planted rooftops. The Pool Villas will also be environmentally friendly, with water recycling systems for the gardens and electric golf carts to transport guests and staff around the complex. Conceptually designed by the award-winning team at GFAB Architects, the villas provide a compelling lifestyle and investment opportunity. Located close to the shores of the Gulf of Thailand, 20 kms south of Pattaya, The Pool

Villas form an exclusive enclave within the Sunplay Bangsaray development, which also features 70 condominiums, lakes, gardens, jogging tracks and cycling paths. In addition, residents will have access to The Sunplay Club - a private oasis which includes a café, deli, infinity swimming pool, poolside bar, restaurant and extensive gardens. “I am delighted to introduce this exciting investment opportunity to the Thai market,” said Charn Pirapokin, president of Siam Express Co., Ltd, and a key investor in Sunplay Asia. “The Pool Villas provide a wonderful way for Thai residents to secure a slice of luxury living and generate healthy returns. “Today’s over 50’s are more active and adventurous than ever

Bacardi debuts“Bacardi Carta Oro” premium gold rum in Thailand

Bacardi (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the importer and distributor of premium rum, launched its premium gold rum “Bacardi Carta Oro”, for the first time in Thailand at the Bangkok Cocktail Week 2017. On this occasion, Daniele Dalla Pola, a world-class mixologist and the owner of a famous bar in Bologna, Italy, joined the event to mix special cocktail from Carta Oro in Tiki style with Note Panayanggool as DJ spinning dance music for all to enjoy.

Suraglin Limparatkanjana, customer marketing manager, Bacardi (Thailand) Co., Ltd., stated, “Bacardi Carta Oro was expertly crafted by Maestros de Ron Bacardi in in Puerto Rico since 1862. Blended from 14 different rums, the gold rum features vanilla scent, rich flavors from a secret blend of charcoals and golden complexion from being shaped in oak barrels. It is perfect for Cuba Libre or mixing with Cola which are popular cocktails for celebration

and partying with friends. This is the first launch in Thailand to offer a new experience for rum lovers. Dalla Pola won various global awards including the world’s champion of Elisir D’Amore, Miami News Time award in 1997, 2015 best rum bar in Italy, excellent bartender from International Rum Conference in Madrid, a nominee for international best Bartels in Tales of the Cocktail, and a nominee for best Barcelona 2016 from Bar Giornale Magazine.

before; they won’t simply settle for a quiet retirement – they want to maximise their new-found leisure time, meet like-minded people and learn new skills. Sunplay Bangsaray provides a wealth of activities for its residents, including a fitness centre and yoga studio, whilst also offering convenient access to many golf courses in the local area. Sunplay Bangsaray is located in Thailand’s newly-designated Eastern Economic Corridor Development Zone, approved in 2016 as part of Thailand’s 20-year national strategy. It comprises five “megaprojects” worth US$43 billion (THB1.5 trillion) across three provinces - Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao - plus the expansion of U-Tapao International Airport, which is located just 20 minutes’ drive from Sunplay Bangsaray, and a new high-speed railway line between Bangkok and Rayong. This infrastructure will make Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard one of the most strategic locations in Asia. Combined with a warm,

comfortable climate, first-class leisure facilities, international hospitals and new long-term visas for over-50s, Bangsaray is emerging as one of the most appealing destinations for retirees where investors can expect returns of approximately five per cent per year and strong capital gains over time. Sunplay Asia’s managing director, Chris Delaney, commented: “The Pool Villas at Sunplay Bangsaray are exceptional. Our design consultants have created a collection of luxurious villas that blend seamlessly into their tropical surroundings. We look forward to welcoming more investors to this exciting project as we embark on the next phase of our vision to bring the Sunplay Bangsaray community to life.” Sunplay Bangsaray is already under construction and the first phase - the condominiums and Sunplay Club – is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2018. The second phase, including The Pool Villas, is expected to be fully completed in 2020.

Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado High Country Storm named Big Best Car of The Year

The Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado High Country Storm have been named the winners of the Big Best Car of The Year 20162017 awards by the Yan Yont Square Group, organizer of the Bangkok International Grand (BIG) Motor Sale 2017. This is the second consecutive year they have received the honors. The Chevrolet Trailblazer AllAmerican SUV won the award for the best-equipped seven-seat PPV and the Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm was awarded the best 4x4 pickup truck for its outstanding acceleration at all speeds. “When we made a decision a

few years ago to focus on trucks and SUVs in Southeast Asia, we wanted to make sure that we were in a position to create the best vehicles in these segments,” said Chevrolet sales Thailand marketing and customer experience director Una Tan. “With the Trailblazer and Colorado High Country Storm, we have two vehicles that have generated great interest and feedback. Receiving awards two years in a row is a testament to the quality of both products.” During the BIG Motor Sale 2017, Chevrolet also introduced the Trailblazer Z71 premium sporty SUV.


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Business News Dream Hotel Group signs third location in Thailand

Dream Hotel Group announced its third location in Thailand with the ceremonial signing of Dream Resort and Spa Na Jomtien Pattaya in partnership with Wise Power Land Co. Ltd. The 200-key resort hotel is located on the stunning white, sandy beaches of the Gulf of Thailand, just a 90-minute drive from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, 15 minutes from the Utapao International Airport and home to a thriving resort community with more than 9 million visitors every year, including local holiday makers and international travelers from Russia, China and Europe. Slated to open in August 2018, Dream Resort and Spa Na Jomtien Pattaya features 200 ocean view villas, rooms and suites and multiple dining and nightlife venues, including a specialty rooftop bistro, sunset bar and signature Dream Sky Bar, as well as a 12000 sq ft wellness spa and fitness center, and VIP access to the hotel’s 27-meter yacht for private excursions. “I’ve been in the luxury hotel

and real estate business all my life,” said Eric Lai, chairman, Wise Power Land Co. Ltd. “I am pleased to partner with Dream in bringing its leading edge lifestyle brands to Thailand’s rapidly growing eastern seaboard and look forward to taking resort luxury to a new level here in my homeland.” “Eric Lai is a true innovator in resort and leisure real estate and we look forward to a long association with him in the years to come,” added Kevin Wallace, managing director, Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group. Dream Resort and Spa Na Jomtien Pattaya marks the third location in Dream Hotel Group’s ever expanding Asia Pacific portfolio, joining Dream Bangkok and Dream Phuket Hotel and Spa. Dream Hotel Group plans to open more than 30 hotels and resorts worldwide across all its brands – Dream, Time, The Chatwal and Unscripted – over the next four years, continuing to solidify its burgeoning portfolio worldwide.

Let’s Relax takes top honor at Asia’s Top 50 Brands Award Let’s Relax Spa, Thailand’s boutique day spa chain, has been recognized as one of Asia’s Top 50 Brands Award announced at CMO Asia Forum 2017 held in Singapore. NarunWiwattanakrai, executive

director and chief marketing officer of Siam Wellness Group PCL, the owner and operator of Let’s Relax Spa, received the award from Dr. Tarita Shankar at an elegant award ceremony at the Le Meriden Hotel

Habitat Group presents its three best projects of investment at Home Buyers’ Expo Chanin Vanijwongse, chief executive officer of Habitat Group Company Limited, one of Thailand’s leaders in premium property development for investment, revealed “Habitat Group exhibited three premium investment projects at Home Buyers Expo, NPA Grand Sale and Home Loans 2017 Best of the Best at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center last month”. “The best of Habitat Group is to introduce its highlighted luxury condominium at NaJomtien, Pattaya – Best Western Premier Bayphere Pattaya which features a 174-unit low-rise condominium near NaJomtien Beach. Prices start at 3.7 million baht. An average of more than 90 percent of these units was sold, and its construction was started in May 2017. Next, BluPhere Pattaya, managed by BW Premier Collection, a 195-unit low-rise

condominium, started price at three million baht, and X2 Pattaya Oceanphere, a 59-unit premium pool villa price starts at 10.2 million baht. All of these projects are offering to property investors who are seeking a solid return in a long-run with a guaranteed rental return of seven percent for the first five consecutive years, along with full benefit of professional property management service by a world-class hotel chain with international presence and reputation,” Chanin said. For special promotions at the event, customers purchasing any unit of the BluPhere Pattaya or the Bayphere Pattaya received a 10,000 baht Central gift voucher, likewise, customers purchasing any unit of the Oceanphere received a 20,000 bath Central gift voucher or chose a cash rebate at the same value. Additionally, Habitat Group is offering investors to

pre-register to get more privilege and information for Atlas Pattaya Wongamat, a new luxury low-rise condominium located just 200 meters from Wongamat Beach and surrounded by main lifestyle center in Pattaya.

MoC partners with Chinese E-Commerce Giant The Thai Ministry of Commerce organized a promotion activity with e-commerce gurus from China on entering the largest online marketplace in the world on August 10 at the Ministry of Commerce. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) partners with Thailand Smart Trade Center (TSTC) and JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce website to hold a promotion activity on “Express to China E-commerce with JD.com” with the aim to share knowledge about online trade in China in order to effectively reach target consumers. Participants gained insight from experts on the Chinese market from Jingdong, the company behind JD.com, Chinese e-commerce giants and also TSTC, a distribution center for Thai products and products that have been awarded the Thailand Trust Mark (T Mark) situated in Foshan, Guangdong, with 80 companies from Thailand displaying their products at the center.

The event also featured the launch of Thailand Pavilion, a special section on JD.com B2C e-commerce platform highly popular in China where the DITP has organized another channel for Thai exporters to directly reach Chinese consumers. A special event is planned on September 11 to introduce Chinese consumers to the Thailand Pavilion. The TSTC is a project to

Sentosa, Singapore. Organized by World Brand Congress, the prestigious Asia’s Top 50 Brands Awards is in its eighth year. “Let’s Relax is deeply honored and privileged to be recognized for this award. This aligns with the company’s vision, which is to become Asia’s regional spa brands. For the past 19 years, Let’s Relax has uplift and created the international standards for Thai spas and has served over five million customers of which the majority were East Asian tourists. Thus, Let’s Relax has become a reputable spa brands that Asians trust”, said Narun. Let’s Relax Spa, the original Thailand’s boutique day spa since 1998, delicately offers excellence spa

pleasure to perfectly balance the body and soul. Offering superiority of equipment, products and treatments with experienced and well-trained therapists aimed to deliver unique and remarkable experiences. Let’s Relax Spa possesses its own unique characteristics; expertise therapists, hygienically guaranteed, conveniently accessible locations and excellent services. Let's Relax Spa currently operates 24 day spas conveniently located throughout the Kingdom of Thailand; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Krabi, Pattaya and Phuket, with recent expansion to Kunming, China. Each branch is decorated differently to reflect the uniqueness of its location, local tradition and culture.

promote Thai SMEs to reach Chinese consumers,” says Somdet Susomboon, deputy director general of DITP, Ministry of Commerce. “Now, the DITP is working with Jingdong to expand the market to Chinese consumers in the B2C sector through the website JD.com. Products featured in the Thailand Pavilion will include food products, health and beauty products and lifestyle products. The DITP established T Mark in 2012 to strengthen and promote Thai products and services with trusted quality in every dimension from the highest standard of production, fair labor, giving consideration to environmental concerns and social responsibility with the most important factor as the “Heartmade Quality”. Currently, 737 Thai companies have received T Mark, divided into two main categories: products ranging from the food and agricultural products, industrial products, lifestyle products, fashion products and other products; and services from health and beauty services, international education services and medical services.


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Boat for Sale

(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.

Kayak for Sale. New shipment of Bic Sport Kayaks. Starting at 14,500 THB and package deals available. Located at Ocean Marina. Call 094 552 0829.

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 2nd 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 (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.   The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment.

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Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

Education & Training

(pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 373 175 or 038 416 493.

Houses for Sale

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) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 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 (PR6363)

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Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Ver y Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500

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Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.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)

Pizzeria/Café for Lease

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

Land for long term lease

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

Retail shop for rent

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

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Houses for Sale

Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y 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 S p a c i o u s B e a c h s i d e Tow n h o m e s ! 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)

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Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 3 B e d r o o m s / 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 Be d ro o m s / 4 Ba t h ro o m s , 3 8 0 Sq m . / 1 2 5 T LW. 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 (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. Well-designed and well-decorated. Must see! Contact 2THAI.ASIA Real Estate tel. 089-934-04-50, 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 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

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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. 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) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d 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)

Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Be d ro o m s / 2 Ba t h ro o m s , 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)

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)

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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) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185)

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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 081-6342915 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 42,000227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2

Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 4 0 , 0 0 0 b a h t /m o n t h . Na Jomtien Penninsula. Contact via email for more details info@driftersbeachcafe.com

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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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0018)

Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

Personal Care Giver Needed. Thai woman (ages 18-30 years) needed to provide personal care for American 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: 8,000-12,000 baht/ month plus expenses. Please contact 66+0647765910. Thai to English Translator. Thai to English verbal translator needed for work in person in Pattaya. Rate: 400 THB per hour. Please send an email if you are local and have good verbal English. altmail55@gmail.com 0927700984

Vehicles for Sale

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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GIS enjoys IGCSE success again

by Mark Beales Photo by Ritche Guisona

Garden International School (GIS) students have been celebrating their spectacular IGCSE results. Following the May 2017 examination session, students were delighted to come away with a string of excellent grades. In total, students had a 83.5 per cent pass rate. And even more impressively, 88 per cent of students gained 5 or more passes at IGCSE. A pass is considered to be a grade ‘C’ or higher. In the UK in 2016, 67 per cent of students achieved grades A*-C for their GCSEs. Among the star students were Aakheel and Kanokrak (Pop), who both gained 10 passes, including 7 at A or A*. Also celebrating was Erica, who achieved 9 passes, including 7 at A*/A, while Mara was awarded 8 passes, including 6 A*s and two As. Peeraya (Kam) gained 9 passes, 5 of which were A* and 3 As. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is run by Cambridge University and is the world's leading examination for 16-year-olds. GIS is the most established IGCSE centre in the region. The

school's results are regularly far above the global average. In addition, several Year 10 students took IGCSE Mathematics a year early, and all passed, while some Year 9 students took IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) – and also enjoyed a 100 per cent success rate. One IGCSE Mathematics student scored an incredible 99 per cent in his examination. Mark Beales, deputy head of Secondary, officer, said: "These amazing results show the dedication of both our talented students and our teachers. The IGCSE is a major examination and we are very proud that GIS has again shown its results are well above average. "To have so many subjects achieve 100 per cent pass rates is remarkable. We are also delighted that so many of these students have stayed and have now started the IB Diploma Programme.” For more on GIS, visit www.gardenrayong. com. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Singapore International School of Bangkok partners with Yamaha Music School

Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB) announces partnership with Yamaha Music School (Yamaha) with a launch ceremony held at Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd on August 22. SISB and Yamaha aim to provide quality music enrichment lessons to the students and communities of SISB. Kelvin Koh, chief executive officer, SISB Group and chairman of the School Governing Board (Pracha Uthit), Masaya Furuta, vice president of Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd, Dr. Perawat Chookhiatti, managing director of Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd and Sangchai Maeteatanakul, general manager of Music Academy and Educational Market,

Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd presided over the ceremony with the management teams of SISB and Yamaha Music School to sign the collaborative agreement. Yamaha will be offering group music lessons for children aged 2 to 5 years old for its junior courses, including its world-renowned Apple Course, Music Wonderland, Junior Music Course (JMC) and the Junior Step Fundamental Course (JSFC) for children aged 5 to 6 years old. Lessons for students up to the secondary level are also provided, including piano, guitar, violin and voice lessons. The classes will take place at the SISB Creative Arts and Media Centre in SISB Pracha Uthit campus and are open

for SISB students and the public. Besides quality music enrichment classes, SISB also provide an extensive range of sports and creative academies. In line with the commitment to providing students with a holistic learning environment, SISB hopes that through harnessing the school’s effective resources and facilities, they are able to provide varied education opportunities to learners of diverse communities and age groups. “In the next 15 years we envision ourselves to be a world-class school of choice with a holistic environment for our students to experience a unique learning journey, and prepare them with diverse skills and abilities to become

Summer School at MIS

by Matthew Bolton

What are the sounds that signal the arrival of summer? Here in Thailand it’s the pitterpatter of the first raindrops, marking a welcome relief from the oppressive heat that builds up in the weeks following Songkran. Back in the U.K., ironically, it also tends to be the sound of rainfall, only there it marks the annual disappointment of another summer failing to turn up. Here at MIS however, the arrival of summer is marked by a different sound: The sound of laughter and activity echoing round an otherwise empty campus as our summer school programme begins. This year our summer school programme has been a particularly busy one for us with four different classes, ranging from the two Early Years classes that entertain our youngest students, to a new, more academicallyfocused, Middle School class for those students preparing to enter Year 10 and begin their IGCSE courses. In between these, there is our Primary class for children between six and 11 years old. Each year the summer school organisers produce an over-arching theme for the programme and this year they came up with the wide-ranging and highly adaptable idea of “Health and Well-being”. When I caught up with the Early Years teachers, one hot and clammy afternoon roughly world leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, athletes and performers” said Kelvin Koh. For more information on courses offered by SISB, visit https://www.sisb.ac.th/ or call 02 158 9191. More details on programmes offered by Yamaha at SISB is also available at https://th.yamaha. com/en/education or by contacting Yamaha at 098 824 8833, LINE: YamahaSISB or Facebook: YamahaSISB.

half-way through the fourweek programme, they shared with me some of the activities that had been inspired by this Health and Well-being theme. These included promoting healthy eating by making salads and smoothies; developing emotional intelligence through creating ‘food faces’ to express different emotions and keeping physically fit with sports, games and swimming. Perhaps the most challenging of the summer school classes is the Primary class as it has to accommodate the widest age-range in the programme. I discussed these challenges with the Primary class teacher, Mr. Mike, who is one of the Year 5 homeroom teachers at MIS. I began by asking him what his philosophy was towards summer school. Did he approach it as, essentially, an academic programme, or more along the lines of an activity-based summer camp? Mr. Mike acknowledged that achieving the right balance between these two ideas was one of the main challenges as some of the parents wanted more academics, some more activities. Mr. Mike’s solution was to devote most of the mornings to classroom work, mainly English and Mathematics, whilst the afternoons and some late morning slots were given over to sports and other theme-related activities. Most of all, however, Mr, Mike said that he wanted the students to have fun, even during the

classroom lessons. As for meeting the needs of such a disparate group of students, Mr. Mike said that the key was finding activities that everyone could access at their level. As an example, he talked me through a project where the class made stethoscopes out of toilet rolls, bits of rubber tubing, and various other plastic items. He taught the students how to use these to monitor their heart rates. The children then did a series of exercises that gradually increased in intensity and kept a record of their heart rate after each exertion. The stethoscope project strikes me as being a really good example of how a welldesigned activity can tick a lot of the summer school boxes. Academically, it covers science, design and technology, and P.E. However, it is also fun! The children can all manage the stethoscope-making task and enjoy the various physical challenges involved. Many of our students really benefit from the summer school programme as it is their only opportunity to keep using their English language skills throughout the long summer break. However, I would hope that we can also make it an occasion where they can have fun, make new friends and enjoy something of a holiday, even if it does happen to be raining. Matthew Bolton is Year 2 Teacher and deputy principal of Primary at Mooltripakdee International School


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This & That Lon Chaney Jr was lucky to meet a werewolf Unlike Frankenstein and Dracula, there’s no novel or literary tradition to help us pinpoint the origin of the

Died at 67 of booze and ciggies

werewolf. What’s certainly true is that tales of wolves interacting with humans go back centuries. The founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, were suckled by a shewolf and Red Riding Hood was unlucky enough to meet one on her way home from school. By 1941 Universal Pictures wanted to repeat their great monster successes with Frankenstein and Dracula. But with a different lead actor. Boris Karloff felt he was getting too old to play

Chaney spent most of the movie in agony

monsters and did not want to. Bela Lugosi’s star had fallen considerably during the 1930s and Universal did not care to bank on him as a crowd puller. Stepping into the new shoes was Lon Chaney Junior. The Wolfman of 1941 made him a star as Larry Talbot which he continued to play in five more similar typecast movies. He made real money from horror. The script was by Curt Siodmak was rich and well written. Indeed some of the stuff Siodmak invented in the script – that the werewolf can be killed only with a silver bullet or staff for starters – has taken root in the popular mind as the real truth. The setting of the film is deliberately ambiguous, but is a peaceful hamlet in Wales if you look really hard at or near the opening credits. As the story opens, Larry Talbot is returning from America to claim his right as heir to the family fortune of Sir John Talbot or Claude Rains. It’s hard to believe that the small Claude Rains sired Lon Chaney Junior, but they both play their parts so well that you forget their physical dissimilarity.

It’s inevitable that Larry gets bitten by a wolf – none other than Bela Lugosi in a bit part – and it’s lucky for Larry that he meets Maleva or Maria Ouspenskaya, a wrinkled old gypsy woman who knows everything about werewolves and dispenses her knowledge in some of Siodmak’s best lines. It’s surprising that this movie is just about the only werewolf movie that never shows a full moon. In the next 60 years this omission was put right in dozens of remakes and imitations. By modern standards, the makeup for The Wolf Man is indeed dated. It’s been said that Lon Chaney Junior looks more like a wild boar than a wolf. Yet makeup magician Jack Pierce does wonders with his yak hair, spirit gum and cotton and you have to remember there were not any computer generated images in those far off days. Also the werewolf could not have appeared too horrific or the censors might have become more difficult than they were in any case. The big transformation scene in this film is not man to wolf but wolf to man in the climactic scene as Chaney dies.

True love in some yak hair Well “dies” is too strong a word as he survived to appear in four later movies, finally saving Lou from a fate worse than death in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. There have been many sequels and imitations of which the best are probably An American Werewolf in London and the 2011 remake starring Anthony Hopkins as a very different Sir John. But it was Lon Chaney Junior who created the werewolf which everyone recognizes today. “Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers at

night can become a wolf, when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” Chaney was the only monster actor to play in all renditions of the character in the 1940s. He died at the age of 67 in 1973, his body donated for medical research even though he basically smoked and drank his way to death. His last public appearance was in 1997 when he was given the honour of appearing as the Wolf Man in a series of United States commemorative, horror postage stamps.


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Did the Germans save

Popular Conspiracy Theories In war, cities are often utterly destroyed: Stalingrad in 1943 and Berlin in 1945 are obvious examples from World War Two. But, when Paris was liberated from the Nazis in August 1944, Paris was still there - damaged certainly but with most of her famous buildings intact. Yet this was certainly not Hitler’s wish. He commanded “The city must not fall into enemy hands except lying in complete debris.” The question arises why Hitler’s instructions were not carried out and the microscope homes in on the German

Paris in 1944?

commander of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz. Legends tells that he even received a screaming phone call from Hitler’s headquarters demanding “Brennt Paris?” or “Is Paris Burning”? One view is that von Choltitz deliberately disobeyed Hitler’s orders in order to hand over the city in good order. The other view maintains that the general wanted to obey his Fuhrer but simply lacked the resources to carry out the plan. Certainly, there was nothing in von Choltitz’ past to suggest he was a wimp or an anti-nazi. In the early part of

the war he personally ordered the destruction of both Rotterdam and Sevastopol and he is known, as Paris commander in 1944, to have had French resistance fighters shot. He even issued an order on August 23, as Paris was already falling into allied hands, to burn the Grand Palais. Yet Hitler was disobeyed and von Choltitz handed over Paris to the Free French forces on August 25. None of the explosives in place around the city had been detonated and De Gaulle walked in triumph through an intact Champs-Elysees and not the blackened ruins envisaged by Hitler. So is it possible, at the last moment, that von Choltitz’s courage deserted him? Perhaps he just could

not bring himself to blow up Paris with the war already lost? This version of events was promoted by the general’s son who claimed that his father decided to prevent unnecessary bloodshed. In his post-war memoirs, von Choltitz claimed that he realized Hitler was both insane and doomed. The 1966 movie “Is Paris Burning?”, in which von Choltitz is played by the versatile actor Gert Frobe, certainly makes the same point. But other commentators think such interpretations are far too flattering to the Nazi general. Resistance member Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont, long after the war, argued that von Choltitz brought as much death and destruction as he could on Paris and its citizens. When he ceased the killing it was only because he had lost the power to control events. Other resistance fighters claimed that von Choltitz never gave the orders to detonate the city simply to save his own life as he was on the point of being captured. The riddle of the German surrender continues to cause controversy to this day. Was

3. Ramayana Water Park (Pattaya, Thailand)

Ramayana Water Park

a hardened nazi struck late in the day by the futility and insanity of the war or did he simply wait too long before giving the fateful orders? The answer probably lies somewhere in between. Von Choltitz was certainly no romantic hero and it’s unlikely he saved Paris for its own sake. But he was a practical man who knew the Nazi cause was a hopeless one. There must have been an opportunity for him to press the button as the Germans lost control of the city, but he never pressed the button. The general certainly gambled when he disobeyed Hitler and went into allied

captivity. Von Choltitz’s wife and family were in Germany and could well have been sent to a concentration camp as punishment for father’s misdeeds. We know from Gestapo files that they were questioned, but that no action was actually taken against them. Perhaps, in the closing stages of the war, Hitler had too many other things on his mind. Or he may simply have forgotten. There is also a theory that Hitler was misled into thinking that some, at least, of Paris had been blown up by the Luftwaffe. If so, he was wrong. No German planes bombed Paris during that hot summer of 1944.

beach/infinity pool and children’s pool. It is located about 15 minutes from Hua Hin town centre. 7. Cartoon Network Amazone (Jomtien Beach, Thailand)

Cartoon Network Amazone Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks, two of which located in Pattaya, have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking sixth spot. Also in Pattaya, the Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the seventh most popular water park in Asia. According to TripAdvisor, award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. 1. Waterbom Bali (Kuta, Indonesia)

Waterbom Bali

Set your own pace for a day of fun in the sun or relaxation in the shade; perfect for the whole family or for that special getaway. With a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar for tropical drinks, Waterbom Bali is the one-stop leisure capital of Bali. 2. Imagica Water Park (Khopoli, India) Spend your holidays, weekends in the midst of thrills, splashes, rides and experience the joy all over.

TripAdvisor users praised the Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya for its “beautifully clean water” and “excellent rides”. The Ramayana Water Park was opened in May 2016. Covering an area of 100 rai (160,000 sqm) making it one of the largest in Southeast Asia, the Park features 21 water rides and over 50 attractions including two kids’ zones, a lazy river, floating market and much more. It is located 20 km south of Pattaya, close to Khao Chi Chan where a sculptural image of the Buddha is etched on the side of a mountain and next to Silverlake Vineyard. 4. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia) Beat the tropical heat in the Waters of Africa at Sunway Lagoon Water Park! Go for a spin in the loops of the African Pythons, or race your friends in an adrenalin-pumping ride head first down the Congo Challenge. You can also do the Cameroon Climb, get drop 15 metres then shoot back up 8 metres for prolonged fun. There’s something here for everyone, whether you are young or old, thrill seeker or beach bum. 5. Water Kingdom (Mumbai, India) Water Kingdom is Asia’s largest theme based water park. The Island of Fun is located on the coast of Mumbai, a scenic setting injected with thrill and entertainment. 6.Black Mountain Water Park (Hua Hin, Thailand) Black Mountain Water Park was reviewed as “safe,” “familyfriendly” and “a great day out”. The Black Mountain Water Park was opened in 2011. Covering an area of 40,000 sqm, the Park has a 17-metre high tower with nine slides, a spectacular wave pool, a lazy river, a

Cartoon Network Amazone was called “state-of-the-art” with both “simple and daredevil” slides. The Cartoon Network Amazone is the world’s first Cartoon Network themed water park. Opened in 2014, the Park features 10 exciting entertainment zones with over 150 water attractions. It is located in Bang Saray, about 20 minutes by car south of Pattaya. 8. Adventure Cove Waterpark (Sentosa Island, Singapore) An aquatic adventure park with promising endless splashes of fun – aquarium, waterslides, a wave pool, tubing, snorkeling and more. 9.Finns Recreation Club (Canggu, Indonesia) Finns Recreation Club is Bali’s premier entertainment and sporting venue. Set on a sprawling 4-hectare estate amongst the rice fields of Canggu, Bali. Located at the Finns Recreation Club, Splash Water Park features world-class water slides and activities that take fun to a whole new level and has taken its place as Bali’s newest water park and is home to a never before seen range of slides and facilities. 10. Waterbom Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia) Expansive, manicured water park renowned for lots of winding slides, pools and family-friendly fun.


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Local Sports Stuvik fought hard for 4th place at Fuji!

PSC Tropical golf Derek Brook proves St. Andrews wrong! from BJ's by Derek Brook

Pattana (Stableford) A permanent on our monthly schedule, this course can be a real toughie, however the quality of the clubhouse there and the friendliness of the staff make it a must on the schedule.

The 7 to 8th round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia took place at the Fuji Speedway which sits on the foothills under the famous Mt. Fuji. Driver Sandy Stuvik would once again be partnered by Croatian driver Martin Kodric. Friday's practice sessions saw generous amounts of rainfall, which is Sandy's favourite condition to drive his Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in. The sessions went well as the Thai driver and team developed the set-up of the car to prepare for the weekend's races. Saturday morning saw a dry qualifying session, and having not tested on the Fuji circuit in the dry, Sandy and the team did the best they could, and managed to qualify in 6th position for Race 1, and 15th position in Race 2. Race 1 took place under the sun and heat of Mt. Fuji, the team and drivers would yet again be tested as this heat would mean a different set-up for the car. After a fantastic start, Martin Kodric managed to gain 4 positions and hold 2nd place until the pit stops. Sandy then got in the car, but due to the 7 second success penalty, (for finishing 2nd at the previous race in Suzuka) Sandy exited the pit lane in 3rd position. The Thai driver managed to maintain his position until the charging Mercedes of Maximilian Buhk overtook him to take the final

podium spot. Eventually, Sandy finished in 4th position overall, and 3rd in Silver Cup class. Despite the ominous clouds hovering above the Fuji Speedway, the circuit remained dry much to the despair of the Thai driver. It would be a difficult job for Sandy starting from 15th on the grid. After a decent start, Sandy managed to gain a few positions and was fighting to break into the Top 10. While Sandy was fighting the other cars his Lamborghini Huracan GT3 had a fuel pressure problem and the Thai driver lost all power. He managed to limp to the pits where the team solved the issue. A few laps later Sandy handed the car over to his teammate, and the pair would eventually finish in 24th place. 'We had a weekend of ups and downs, we know what issues we had, and unfortunately some of those were out of our control. From Fuji I will take with me a 4th place finish, and I'm sure that in the next race in Shanghai we can continue our improvements,' says Sandy. Sandy Stuvik is supported by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Thai Airways, Thaiwings Travel Agency, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.

Date 23-24 Sept 21-22 Oct

Venue Shanghai, China Zhejiang, China

Remark Round 9-10 Round 11-12

by Derek Brook

St. Andrews 2000 - St All the major golf tournaments are done for the year, right? Wrong! The Tropical golfers consider every outing a major event, and the rounds are always interesting even if it’s just for laughs. This Friday the group decided to test themselves with a trip out to St. Andrews - of the 2000 variety. You didn't really think we were off to Scotland did you? To show what a class

thin or bare areas. Overall this excellent and interesting layout is in worse condition than many local courses costing much less. Assuming the condition made a hard course even more difficult, what about the “Recommended for handicap 18 and below”? It turns out the Tropical Golfers, one in particular made fun of that advice! Just one winner met that condition. In first place by a parr 3 came Derek Brook (c/h 24)

act the Tropical golfers are, we divided some discount coupons among all the players. What is better than that? So a lucky 13 golfers headed out to try this difficult course with a discount price. St. Andrews is a difficult course even if it’s been softened from years past. It’s also pricey and considered an “elite” course to play, and one of the most scenic in the area. Sadly the current condition would be rated poor to fair. Even taking into account scarified greens are needed for good maintenance, it doesn't help to perform that on brown greens with bare and blighted patches. Fairways had many

with an inspired 41 points! Considering that Derek doesn't usually play on Fridays, he might decide that's his best day. Congrats! Next John Davis (16) with a fine 38 points took second place on count-back, keeping the lower handicap players from getting laughed out of the restaurant. Losing the count-back on 38 points was Reg Cochran (33) for the third spot, and Dick Warberg (21) with 37 points rounded out the podium finishers. Best Nines (nonwinner): The best half rounds went to Graham Buckingham and Brian Gabe both with 20 points on their respective nine.

getting to course condition we should point out there is some action on the neglected clubhouse. The rotted and torn carpet has been replaced by tile, and the change is noticeable. We don't know what else they have planned inside and out, but this is a good step in a fine setup just in need of some TLC, also known as money. Overall course condition is currently goodfair, and the greens were quite nice. The already intimidating layout was intensified by the fact the rough was extra long and swallowed more than a few balls. Final scores showed that sometimes you fight the course and the course wins! Humble pie on the menu? Still, not everyone was beaten into submission. A-Flight (0-19): Only one player kept his head

and seriously challenged the course, and that was John Davis (c/h 15). John had the best score of the day with four shots to spare and seven in his flight with an impressive 35 points! Well done! This puts JD in first place for the race. Next was John Hall (16) with 28 points, and then Mashi Kaneta (16) over double countback loser Steve Truelove at 27 points. B-Flight (20+): Brian Gabe (20) had the second best score of the day and won his flight with 31 points. Next came the departing Reg Cochrane (24) and Ronnie Ratte (20) who were surprised to be called with 26 points. You just never know! Best Nine (non-winner): The best half rounds went to Tom Herrington and Walter Baechli.

Brian Gabe and Mashi were both in the swing on the day. On this day driving up there I was advised by Dick to take the ‘Bouncy Bouncy Road’, as it had now been resurfaced. This road used to be really good until the sheer volume of traffic, especially trucks, turned the road into a nightmare. So onto the road and a great improvement as it was a good drive, just another reason to go to this course and in fact courses like Greenwood, Treasure Hill and Pattavia. The course was busy and outside the changing room the buggies were lined up, but thankfully with three nines we were off the C nine first and the rest were off the B first. So straight off we went. It was hot and windy as we

the rough was really punitive and really difficult to get out of. One of our players asked the course official if the mowers were working. Once in you were in trouble. By the end we were all tired out and really needed a cold shower. Then outside the changing rooms a cold drink and back on the road. Nice and early back at BJ’s. An early results showed two golfers had 35 points but the winner on countback was Brian Gabe with Mashi in second. In third was Brian Parish with 34 points and in fourth was John Davis with 32 points. Then for a change we cooled down with a few cold beers. T.T.F.N.

John Davis conquers tough Mountain Shadow

by Dick Warberg

2017 Blancpain Asia Series Calendar

got underway, and truth to be known it only got hotter as we played the C nine followed by the A nine. It got hotter and we soldiered on, the greens were good but the fairways looked like they could be shorter and

Mountain Shadow - St It was moving day for the Tropical golfers. This was the last round before the duel Golfer of the Month and Monthly Mug contest next week. If you wanted to move up the standings to have a

chance to win GOM, this was the day. It’s not going to be easy though as the destination was Mountain Shadow – always a tough one. With that in mind 17 golfers showed up to make the move if they could. The layout at Mt. Shadow is tough and tricky. Before


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Local Sports Kissy gets Jockey in the straight! by James Olsen

Greenwood Well it was to be 19 eager starters to take the buses up the highway to tackle Greenwood CC Golf Course. On the buses the usual suspects were predicting as they do every time we venture out, it is a vast different trip home with most of the punters taking the time to lament the days outing: I think that a lot tend to sleep off some of the refreshments from the night before.This is a very funny game, it can do your headin! We played C and B nines, off the yellow tees and although at 6,100 yards, a little short for some, and as always the tricky par 5’s sorted most out. Scores were good on the day but this is a course that sorts out a lot of golfers. The course was in good nick with the greens playing true. Weather was also good to us, a bit of a breeze would have been good as it did get hotter as the day got longer. But his Thailand, TIT! It was Keith Buchanan who took all the accolades, his return was a very tidy 41 points. He was closely followed by Shane young who also had a very good return on the day. Third home was Rocky Lawson fighting off Martin Todd via the countback system. Steve younger

Keith Buchanan, (winner) with runner up Shane Young with a few of their fans.

rounded off the place getters coming home in 5th spot. Results: 1st - Keith Buchanan (15.4) 41 points 2nd - Shane Young (26.4) 39 points 3rd - Rocky Lawson (26) 37 points 4th - Martin Todd (11) 37 points 5th - Steve Younger (13.4) 36 points NTP’s B2 - Brad Todd B5 - Dave Marshall C3 - D-For C6 - Keith Buchanan Longest One Putt: B9 - Shane Young C9 - Martin Todd Back at the Growling Swan we welcomed back Allan Sanders, Tony Campbell, Dave Marshall, Paul Kennedy, Craig Khoun and Martin Todd. We said goodbye to David Marshall who is heading back to Australia. We all wish you a fond farewell and we hope to see you again real soon. Travel safe! Alex paraded charity dog ‘D-for’ who gratefully received significant donations from the happy clan and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-for’ donations go to the PSC for projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086 or call into The Growling Swan to add your name to the sheet.

Bunker Boys Golf Khao Kheow (white tees), C&A, Medal A good low season number of 13 golfers made their way to Khao Kheow for the first round of the week. We were allocated the C and A nines and play got underway ahead of time and resulted in an early finish. A tough course at the best of times and today's medal round seemed particularly so for many with at least five players not submitting a card at the close of play. It seemed that many grossed over 100 net, even some who returned cards also topped the ton. As usual, the cream rises to the top and the winner on the day was Geoff Parker who returned a very good score of net 73 off a handicap of 14, Geoff is currently playing consistently good golf and will be hard to stop winning golfer of the month with a solid lead and only five more rounds to play. Second went to Neil Carter one stroke back also off a 14 handicap. Neil is also in the mix but needs a few wins to overtake Geoff. Third place went to Jimmy Carr on 78 off a 16 handicap. Neil and Geoff shared the near pins taking two each. It’s time for some other members of our group to step forward and put

Jimmy Carr winner on Friday

by Frank Quinlan

some pressure on the leaders. After a long absence, we were pleased to welcome back Barry Murnin for today's round. Since his last visit Barry must have modeled his dress sense on that of Raleigh as both wore interchangeable Hawaiian tee shirts, even Jimmy is now getting in on the act, perhaps a whole new trend in after golf attire is about to evolve. On a course related matter today, a caddie was seen to rake a bunker with her foot despite two rakes being no more than three paces away, a surprise event on such a well-regarded course. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (14) 73 net 2nd - Neil Carter (14) 74 3rd - Jimmy Carr (17) 78 Near pins: Neil Carter (2), Geoff Parker (2) St.Andrews 2000, (white tees), Stableford The Bunker Boys rarely play the St Andrews course, however, a low season all in fee of 1,700 baht was enough to lure the brave and the foolhardy to today's midweek round. One notable exception was Raleigh Gosney who in some Pattaya purple haze misplaced his house keys overnight and was confined to spend the day changing locks, a serious missed opportunity to close the gap in the race for golfer of the month. St Andrews is a very tough course and presents a serious examination of one's golfing ability and course management skills. It has some very long holes and some very tricky greens. It was all the tougher today with a stiff cross wind blowing, newly cored and sanded greens and bunkers of hard packed sand. In fact, the bunkers were of such interest to Geoff Parker that he decided to visit just about all of them on the course; Geoff is now available for lessons in how to play off hard packed sand. A feature of today's round was some exceptional putting. Steve Durey managed a

Paul, Brad and Ronny put their stamp on the game! by J Olsen Burapha Golf Club It was 30 + golfers in tree buses along with a few cars that hit the Burapha course with enthusiasm. A good group for the days outing bolstered by Todd’s Touring Party who once again have joined us for a few games of golf! Good to see you guys, one can only hope that you have as much enjoyment as you have in the past. The only thing missing from the day was Ricey! The course standard was high which is common for this club and the caddies also fall into this category.This scribe thinks that this is an A Grade course, and all is up to andabove standard! With the numbers we were to play three flights, A flight saw Paul Kennedy take this out with a tidy 34 points beating Freddie Starbeck on a count back third in was Aaron Dykes coming in one shot behind the winners. B flight saw the youngest Todd Brad score the score of the day Brad returned with a very tidy 40 points (Well done mate a great score) second past the post was Kissy Buchanan edging out Peter Mc Donald via a count back. C flight gave Ronald Gillett yet another top of the podium finish, 39 points was enough for Ron to take first position. Second in was Robert Cross one shot behind the leader, with Aaron Shorten filling the third spot on the podium. Point of interest both Ron and Aaron became duel winners on the Spagoni Day shield, well done guys! Results: A Flight (0-14 handicap.) 1st – Paul Kennedy (9) 34 points 2nd – Fred Starbeck (12) 34 points 3rd – Aaron Dykes (6) 33 points B Flight (15-24 handicap.) 1st – Brad Todd (23) 40 points 2nd – Keith Buchanan (15) 37 points 3rd – Peter McDonald (15) 37 points long swinging putt across a slope for birdie on a parr three, Jimmy Carr had the broomstick working a treat both on and off the greens, however, the shot of the day came from Neil Carter who had his second shot on a parr four sitting on the lip. As he walked up to the green a gust of wind blew up and pushed his ball in the cup, as they say, "it's not how but how many that matters". Despite a mini collapse on the closing holes, Neil produced the round of the day with an exceptional 40 points off a 14 handicap. Barry Murnin in only his second round of this tour took second with 35 points, a very respectable score, and third went to Michael Brett with 33 points despite three wipes. He did fare a bit better on the parr threes with three near pins, Barry took the remaining near pin. Results: 1st - Neil Carter (14) 40 points 2nd - Barry Murnin (16) 35 3rd - Mike Brett (15) 33 Near pins: Mike Brett (3), Barry Murnin Treasure Hill, (Yellow tees), Stableford Once again a good low season roll up for today's round at Treasure Hill. After a long sojourn in Blighty, we were pleased to see the return of Gerry Cooney to our ranks today. Treasure Hill is a favorite course for many despite its various challenges, particularly trees in the middle of many fairways, but an all in deal of 1,150 baht ensured that these issues were overlooked. Play got underway ahead of schedule and

From left to right, Brad Todd, Paul Kennedy and Ronald Gillett. C Flight (25 + handicap.) 1st – Ron Gillett (3) 39 points 2nd– Robert Cross (27) 38 points 3rd – Aaron Shorten (26) points NTP’S A3 – Chris Stewart A6 – Aaron Shorten B3 – Stuart Rifkin B8 – Steve Younger LFP’S A9 – Fred Stareck B9 – Alex Field Our host Peter Grey welcomed everyone at presentations with special mentions to Nolan Wise, Chris Stewart, Patch Laurie, Fez Duriban, Aaron Dykes and Fred Starbeck. Alex had D-for the Charity Dog passed around and announced to those present that once again, due to the generosity of all who played at the Growling Swan Golf outlet, two substantial donations were in the process and more details will be announced in the near future. The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086. proceeded apace for about six holes, then something odd happened. A number of local groups involved in a competition were shotgun started off the first and 10th tees. This in itself would not have been a problem except they were in groups of five and six, so the inevitable happened, play ground to a crawl, frustration grew, and standard of golf deteriorated. At times as many as four groups were at the same tee box. One who kept his head when all around him were losing theirs was today's winner Jimmy Carr who returned a score of 37 points, a very creditable effort under the circumstances. Second place went to (it's not fair) Raleigh Gosney on 33 points who had a couple of notable chip ins. Third went to Michael Brett on lowly 31 points. All four near pins were won by different players. Our end of low season trip away to Bangkok this year and not Hua Hin is taking shape nicely and places are filling up fast; anyone keen to participate should register their interest with the club as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The courses we are playing are Lam Luk Ka, Panya Indra, Muang Kaew and Krungthep Kreetha. We have endeavored to avail of special pricing, promotions and sports days to keep costs as low as possible. Results: 1st - Jimmy Carr (17) 37 points 2nd - Raleigh Gosney (17) 33 3rd - Mike Brett (15) 31 Near pins: Mike Bret, Peter Allen, Neil Carter, Raleigh Gosney


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You & Your Pets Has your puppy reached his golden years? You may still see him as that cute whelp, but truth be told, your aging pup no longer leaps into your lap, chases a ball as energetically, or displays much excitement when heading out for a walk. All signs that Fido has become a senior citizen. Now it’s your job to keep him active, vital and happy while respecting his aging body. Continue daily walks, but instead of taking 40-minute walks twice a day, take 20-minute walks three times a day, and by all means slow down the pace. And continue playing fetch, but throw the ball fewer times. Both exercises help your dog maintain his strength and muscle tone, and help keep his weight down which, in turn, keep his joints healthy. What to look for? Signs of stiffness after being physically active or after lying down. Less enthusiasm about taking a walk, and getting tired sooner than he used to, lagging behind, and limping. Of course, these might be signs of osteoarthritis; leave that diagnosis to your vet. He or she can also provide some ideas on specific exercises to focus on to help strengthen muscle groups.

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

Celia and Wilson

If pain management is in order, your vet might prescribe canine nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. But these meds can cause stomach, kidney, and liver problems, so have your doc watch your pal closely. Never give your dog ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Both can be toxic to him. Some vets will recommend a treatment plan that includes medications and non-drug therapies such as acupuncture, cold laser, and nutritional supplements. For your part, just keep him as active as he’s willing to be; don’t force him to exercise. If you have access to a pool, encourage your furry friend to swim—great for his heart and muscles without impacting his achy joints. Consider providing him with a ramp to reach higher levels (your car seat, steps, etc.), a harness so you can lift him more easily, or even a fitted cart if he is unable to use one set of legs. But don’t use a stroller and don’t carry him. Activity is the key to keeping him healthy.

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. You probably go to the doctor regularly-and so should your pet. Annual checkups give your veterinarian the chance to notice any developing illness and take care of it right away. Your vet will want to know about your pet's behavior, eating and exercise habits, and will check her temperature, pulse and respiratory rate. The doctor will also inspect her gums and teeth, heart and lungs, and assess the health of her internal organs. If it's been a year or more since your pet has seen a vet, make that appointment today!

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.

Going to the Dogs...

Newfoundland dogs are good to save children from drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child, or else there will be no profit in boarding a Newfoundland.

~Josh Billings

The world’s rarest coffee, Kopi Luwak, comes from Indonesia where wildcats--the luwak--eat and digest coffee berries. The beans are harvested from the cat’s dung heaps and then cleaned and roasted. A 450-gram bag of Kopi Luwak sells for about 17,000 baht. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit. The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire terrier. It was 6 cm tall at the shoulder, 9 cm from nose to tail, and weighed only 113 grams.

Cat Corner

Magic wand helps prevent phawm to poompuy Most housecats tend to be overweight and underactive. Like people and dogs, cats can benefit from keeping fit and active, both mentally and physically. Exercise is essential for your cat’s mental and physical health because it relieves stress and boredom, improves circulation, builds muscle tone and can prevent or reduce behavioral problems. So get your cat up and moving. How? One method is to use wand toys to coax out her natural instincts to stalk and chase prey. A wand toy can be as simple as a stick with a thin piece of fabric or soft ribbon tied to it. Wave, twitch, flutter and circle the wand around randomly so that the ribbon moves enticingly like an insect or bird or other prey. To add to the magic, hang a piece of string from the end of the wand and attach feathers, small stuffed toys, maybe even a bell. When playtime is over, put the wand away. Make it available to your cat only when you’re playing with her to help build on your relationship with her and to maintain her interest in the toy.


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Games

CROSSWORD Down 1. Newton filling

4. Spoken

2. Designer Cassini

8. Proficiency

3. Judy’s brother on “The Jetsons”

10. “___ Want for Christmas” (2 wds)

4. “Mister ___” (Chordettes)

11. Tarry

5. To shelter

12. At no time, poetically

6. Islands (Fr)

13. “___ Man” (2 wds)

7. Ways to get there (abbr)

14. Athena or Diana

8. “The Lion King” lion

16. Start of a tot’s song

9. Talent

18. Expression of enjoyment

11. Actor Neeson

19. Creates

15. “No fooling!”

21. “Horrible” cartoon Viking

17. Common cereal prize

25. Corn core

20. Junior

27. “Have a ___ day!”

22. Presents

28. Word’s opposite

23. Land units

32. Thurs follower

24. Actor Tim (“WKRP”)

33. Froglike creature

26. “Down ___” (1988 film, 2 wds)

34. Itemized

28. On the peak

36. ___ in a while

29. “___ Nanette” (2 wds)

37. Pile up

30. Mexican dish

38. Lacking money

31. Charlie Chaplin, for one

39. Sodden

35. Posed

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people

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Solution Issue 23

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A biological community dominated by trees and other woody plants. First letter: F Answer: __________ 2. Definition: First letter: E Answer: __________

7. Definition: A contract that provides compensation for specific losses in exchange for a periodic payment. An individual contract is known as an _____ policy, and the periodic payment is known as an _____ premium.” First letter: I Answer: __________

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8. Definition: The horizontal movement of air in relation to the earth’s surface. First letter: W Answer: __________

3. Definition: First letter: M Answer: __________ 4. Definition: First letter: C Answer: __________

6. Definition: A modality used for group education services. First letter: C Answer: __________

10. Definition: Of or native to the sea. Whales and sharks are _____ animals. First letter: M Answer: __________

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9. Definition: The process of placing a value on property for the strict purpose of taxation. First letter: A Answer: __________

5. Definition: First letter: T Answer: __________

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Answers:1. Forest; 2. Engineering; 3. Modern; 4. Center; 5. Theory; 6. Classroom; 7. Insurance; 8. Wind; 9. Assessment; 10. Marine.


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