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Volume 17, Issue 02

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Cambodian visa confusion

Cambodian immigration authorities announced that, effective last month, the regulations for long-stay visas for foreigners would be overhauled. The general idea is to separate the various categories - working expats or retirees or students - each with their own defined visa and required paperwork. However, the much-trumpeted innovations have created a good deal of confusion. Traditionally, the Cambodian government has had a much more relaxed view of long-term expats than the Thai one. Here, in Thailand, one-year extensions for retirement or study or marriage have each had their own bureaucracy with detailed documentation and minimum income or bank deposits. The Thai work permit is separately a most complex animal and is linked to the national incometax system. By contrast, any expats wanting to live in Cambodia have simply needed to obtain a US$35 “ordinary” (formerly “business”) visa on arrival for one month -- not a “tourist”

visa - and have been able to extend it for a full year by paying around US$280 to an agent. No documentation has been necessary, apart from the applicant’s passport. It should be noted that it is almost universal practice in Cambodia for these extensions to be handled by liaison agents. The foreigner is not expected to turn up at the police immigration office and isn’t really welcome there. The agents, who are also travel and tour agencies, can be found in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and other tourist areas. For example, there are several on Phnom Phen’s waterfront district known as Riverside, all of whom interact regularly with the immigration department. This straightforward policy was scheduled to end at the beginning of September. It was announced that foreigners seeking to renew their one-year, “business” extension would need to show a Cambodian work permit which in turn required a letter from their employer. In the past, the requirement for a work permit was rarely enforced.

Moreover, foreigners applying for work permits on a selfemployed basis or because they had opened a business were sometimes refused, so they chose not to bother. At the time of writing, it seems that the one-year extensions continue to be renewed without the need to obtain a work permit, but many working expats are confused to say the least. Another group in limbo are the 20,000 or so foreigners living in Cambodia as retirees, some married to Cambodian nationals. Traditionally, they have simply followed the same

path as the working ones - pay the US$280 on an annual basis - and forget all about work permits. The Cambodian immigration authorities have stated that the retirees will now have their own one-year retirement extension which will also cost US$280 and will -- maybe -- require unspecified proof that the applicant is retired in his or her home country. Whether this new retirement visa has actually been introduced, and precisely on what terms, is hard to say. Some agents say it is possible, others deny it.

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News Banglamung damn collapses

Katoey and Thai lady hit Russian tourist

Car stolen from parking lot A Thai man and his Chinese girlfriend parked their car in a pub’s car park, only to return to an empty parking space. The pub’s security guard said two or three young men drove off in the couple’s vehicle, claiming that the car was owned by a relative. Pattaya’s finest is reviewing CCTV footage.

Russian tourist Alexey Chebotarev, 44, was hit by a Thai woman and a lady boy on Jomtien Beach. The victim has been on the phone when the suspects approached and talked to him. The man walked away because he could not understand what the Thais were saying. The couple followed the Russian and slammed him in the face. Alexey refused to follow up on a criminal complaint because he was returning home the following day.

Master Class Beat the Heat Zumba

Taxi Mafia wins Uber battle Heavy rains overwhelmed the Banglamung damn at Khao Maekeow, causing the damn to collapse and allowing water to flood the area. Two people in an SUV were washed away, coming to a stop when the vehicle capsized. Local residents rescued the couple

Teen thief arrested

The months’-long battle between Pattaya’s taxi drivers and Uber was settled following an altercation between two competing drivers seen in an online video. It seems that an Uber driver was picking up a passenger but was hemmed in by a metered taxi. When shouting turned to fisticuffs, bystanders restrained both men and the passenger departed on foot. The altercation brought the dispute to a head after months of complaints from taxi drivers and more and

more passengers opting to use Uber and Grab services, both of which offer fixed rates while taxis notoriously refused to turn on their mandates meters. As a result, a meeting at Pattaya City Hall last week settled the matter, ruling that Uber could not operate in the city; Uber drivers would be fined 2,000 for violating the order, and taxi drivers were once again warned to use their meters or else. The group also was told that officials are considering allowing taxi drivers to raise their fares. Master Class Beat the Heat Zumba Fitness was held in Eastern Grand Hotel in Soi Kaotalo. Organizers from Bangkok taught the Zumba fitness routine to nearly 100 participants.

A Thai teenager pinched a handbag that a Russian couple had left on the table while they swan in Pattaya Park. When the husband and wife returned to the spot, the bag was nowhere in sight, so the tourists reported the theft to police. Officers reviewed CCTV footage and traced the thief to the Sriracha area where they made an arrest. The 18-year-old suspect was in possession of the handbag and its contents, including a gold necklace, cell phone and documents.

Thai supertar promotes OTOP Pattaya roads

submerged again

Thai superstar Kowit Sungkitboon from “Junior the Star” show graced the opening ceremony of Otop 4 at Takien Tia Community in Banglamung. Also on hand were city officials who promote local products. Kowit met with the locals.

Two hours of heavy rain again brought traffic to a halt on major Pattaya thoroughfares. Flooding was seen on Pattaya Third Road, Soi Khao Noi, Beach Road and other streets. In some areas, water reached up to 30 cm, causing damage to smaller vehicles.


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News Hilton Pattaya unveils hotel winners of Hilton South East Asia and India F&B Masters

Hilton Pattaya announced the winners of Hilton South East Asia and India (ISEA) F&B Masters 2017/2018 – Hotel Level competition. Following an intense contest amongst 62 food and beverage enthusiasts who are vying for the chance to represent their hotels at the Country Level of the Hilton ISEA F&B Masters 2017/2018, the Hotel Level winners of Hilton Pattaya are: • Culinary Challenge: Suratda Hanbuakam from Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar • Dessert Challenge: Nittaya Tangsirisatien from Bakery kitchen • Barista Challenge: Srirarat Jarernpon from Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar • Bar Challenge: Kavinpat Jalerntana from Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar “The Hilton ISEA F&B Masters has given numerous participating team members across Southeast Asia and India the opportunity to showcase their skills and creativity in their chosen food and beverage disciplines including culinary, dessert, bar, barista and sommelier. Many new and unique recipes have been created by our talented team members every year.” said Rudolf Troestler, general manager of Hilton Pattaya. The Hilton ISEA F&B Masters consists of three

Mister and Miss Teen International

rounds of competition: Hotel Level, Country Level and Regional Finals. The hotel level winners each received the honor of representing the hotel at the Country Level round of the Hilton ISEA F&B Master 2017/2018 which will be held in Millennium Hilton Bangkok later this year. For more information or any news of the event, visit

Sonia Residence Pattaya and Sevenseas Condo Resort Jomtien hosted the 2017 Mister and Miss Teen International pre-judging and party before the contestants headed to Bangkok for the coronation. The organizer chose Pattaya as one of the places to visit, calling the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations with many activities for teenagers. Some 13 countries entered 32 contestants to competing for the titles.


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Cambodian visa confusion

Insiders, familiar with Cambodian immigration matters, say there is actually a heated debate going on with government officials about whether the country wants to follow Thailand and introduce various extension categories with detailed check-lists. The laissezfaire policy of the past, say some Cambodian sources, has worked well without a copious bureaucracy and one-year visa holders could always be questioned as they passed through airport or border checkpoints. But others claim that the easy-visa policy has encouraged foreign criminals and undesirable elements to settle there. That sounds familiar! In fact, it is not uncommon for immigration authorities in Cambodia to herald a new policy which never happens. Two years ago there was a fanfare about three-year tourist visas but they were never introduced and have apparently been forgotten. The normal tourist visa remains one month and is purchased for US$30 on arrival, although it can be

extended once for a further 30 days. That will continue as before. In fairness, Cambodia is currently undergoing tremendous economic and social changes. Its economic growth rate is amongst the highest in Asia and Phnom Penh is rapidly being transformed into a contemporary mega-city on the back of huge Chinese investment in infrastructure and transport. The traditional reliance on the United States and the European Union is shrinking even as local politics are turning increasingly authoritarian in nature, as in many other ASEAN countries. Expats who are considering moving to Cambodia as a base should certainly obtain the 30-day “ordinary” visa - not “tourist” - on entry. This can be extended up to one year without problems. By the time of the first renewal in 2018, the visa options may be clearer. Those facing renewal in the near future will keep closely in touch with their agent for the latest updates.

Chiang Mai gets ready to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 Chiang Mai is counting down to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF) from January 22 to 26, 2018, as the city makes final arrangements for one of the most significant annual travel events in Asia. ATF rotates between ASEAN member nations and comprises numerous high-level public and private sector meetings. These include the ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting, a gathering of ASEAN National Tourism Organisation chiefs plus airline meetings, press briefings, tourism conferences and the must-attend Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) trade fair. Widely viewed as the region’s best buying and selling platforms for Asia’s burgeoning tourism industry, ATF returns to Thailand for the sixth time with the focus on its iconic northern travel destination of Chiang Mai, also known as the ‘Rose of the North’. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and the economic engine of Northern Thailand and remains one of the Kingdom’s mustvisit destinations. “However, Chiang Mai maintains its charming traditions and is still known for its lovely Lanna temples and family friendly attractions. Chiang Mai’s travel trade continues

to expand its product offering, diversifying recently into adrenalinebased adventure tourism and gastronomy tourism to name just a few activities.” Chiang Mai was recently named third best city in the world by the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: The World’s Top 15 Cities for 2017 in a recent reader’s poll. The Travel + Leisure magazine poll places Chiang Mai tops among Asian cities for the second consecutive year, while Bangkok appears number eight. The score is based on a survey of over 300,000 international Travel + Leisure readers who were asked to rate the ‘best of the best’ in international travel experiences. The award-winning city also ranked 12th in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards Top 25 Destinations in Asia.

Yuthasak added, “Chiang Mai received the accolades because it remains the perfect place to enjoy unique Thai local experiences such as traditional fire massages at Ban Rai Kong Khing Community Centre or a sit-down Northern-style Khantoke dinner. “Blessed with a wonderful climate, rich local cultural, natural heritage and numerous Royal Projects, Chiang Mai continues to benefit from convenient air access with a multitude of flights arriving from around Southeast Asia, North Asia and Europe in addition to numerous domestic flights. Chiang Mai boasts a complete range of accommodation including many top-class resorts and hotels, said TAT.” Registration for the ATF 2018 in Chiang Mai is still open both for buyers and media.

Retirement party for teachers

A retirement party was organized at Diana Garden Resort for three teachers from Pattaya School number 3. In attendance were Pol. Col Pawit Pasicha and Poramed Ngampichet. Awarded were Dr. Aporn Chanthai, director of the school, and Sakda Kamnutkhonkhen and Jidapa Meesiri.

Greta Farm opens Music School The Greta Farm in Na Jomtien Sattahip recently added a music school to their farm, resort and sports club, where Piyawat “Mickey” Piambiya is teaching. Classes include singing, guitar and piano. A promotional offer features 12 sessions for 16,000 baht. For more information call 089-6599789 or 092-2803788. The school is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm


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News CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Spider-Man, Wolverine and 2018 Competition opens for entries the heroes of the Marvel CBRE has launched its 2018 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” Now in its 11th year, the competition continues to grow, with last year’s contest attracting more than 29,000 entries from 111 countries around the world. T h i s ye a r ’ s t h e m e i n v i t e s photographers to submit photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life. The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be awarded a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include GoPro packages, photography drones and more. CBRE is accepting entries until November 30, 2017 and the winners will be announced in March 2018. Martin Samworth, chief executive officer, CBRE Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the competition’s executive sponsor said, “every year, the competition gives us unique insights into our everchanging urban environments. We are pleased to once again celebrate the spirit of city life and human interaction around the world through this year’s theme.”

Universe begin their defence of Southeast Asia in the Second Quarter of 2018

Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global chief marketing officer, said, “we are a company deeply connected with the urban environment, and the Urban Photographer of the Year competition allows us to demonstrate our knowledge and passion for city life. As evidenced by the record number of entries we received last year, this unique competition continues to capture the interest and imagination of photographers around the world.” Moin Ahmed, from Bangladesh, was named as the overall 2017 competition winner with his image, “The Man’s Stare” – a compelling image that captures the entrancing visage of a train rider during a rainy day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the fourth year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan

International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-BirgitteAlbrectsen, Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. CBRE will make a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year’s competition, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. A b o u t t h e C B R E Ur b a n P h o t o g r a p h e r o f t h e Ye a r competition Website: Facebook: CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Twitter: @UPOTY Maximum entries: Each entrant may submit one photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of twenty-four (24) photos (each representing a different hour of the day) per person for the entire Contest Period.

Thai Airways welcomes its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft at Suvarnabhumi Airport The delivery flight TG 8909 departed from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. directly to Bangkok on September 16 at 9:20 pm (local time) and arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on September 17 at 1:55 am (Bangkok time). The special delivery flight was piloted by THAI Captain Kittivaj Mongkonpruthangkoon, chief technical pilot of 787, and Captain Araya Daengchai, along with co-pilot Chawanut Pradidpatanachan. THAI has six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft that entered its fleet as of 2014. THAI’s first 787-9 Dreamliner was royally bestowed the name “Phatthana Nikhom”, with

aircraft registration HS-TWA. The aircraft is equipped with two powerful Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The culmination of advanced engines, aerodynamics and composite structures contribute to 20 percent reduced fuel consumption and 20 percent less emissions, as well as less noise around airport boundaries and nearby communities. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has extended capacity and range, being 6 meters longer than the 787-8, thereby it can transport more passengers and cargo. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI acting president, said, “We are delighted to bring the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fuelefficient aircraft into our fleet. The Boeing 7879 demonstrates our commitment to operating the most technologically advanced aircraft for passenger comfort. This type of aircraft

is currently the most technologically advanced aircraft as well as the most modern and efficient aircraft, that meets customers’ expectations.” Dr. Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said “Boeing is honored to deliver the first 787-9 Dreamliner to Thai Airways International. The 787-9 Dreamliner will allow THAI to fly longer distances and to new destinations directly from Thailand - such as nonstop to North America – while providing their passengers with their exceptional onboard experience complemented by the 787 Dreamliner’s well-known and loved passenger features such as the largest window of any jet.” THAI’s Dreamliner interior is based on the Contemporary Thai design concept, with 298 seats in a two-class cabin. Each of the 30 Royal Silk Class seats can recline to a long bed in full-flat, 180-degree position. The seats are shell-typed seats, and arranged in a 1-2-1 abreast configuration allowing for privacy and easy access to the aisles. The 268 Economy Class seats are arranged in

Join Spider-Man, Iron Man and the other heroes of the Marvel Universe as their battle versus the forces of evil descends upon Southeast Asia. The Marvel Experience, a popular mobile interactive attraction which first debuted in the United States, is opening in Bangkok in the second quarter of 2018. A total of one billion Thai baht (US$30.2 million) is being invested in the 10,000 sqm attraction; with 20 percent of the construction having been completed to date. Located at the Mega Bangna Mall complex, visitors will become an official S.H.I.E.L.D. agent while interacting inside an augmented reality experience alongside multimedia, gaming and other interactive technologies; they will also have the chance to climb like Spider-Man, dodge lasers like the Black Widow, and smash things like the Hulk. Additional featured heroes will include Wolverine, Thor, Captain America and Nick Fury, among others. Hero Ventures Inc., a Los-Angeles based company holding the licences

with Marvel, has entered into a joint venture with Hero Experience Co., Ltd., a Thailand-based company, to launch the attraction in Bangkok. Officially titled “The Marvel Experience Thailand: Themed Entertainment Attraction”, Bangkok will be the first launch of the ASEAN tour of The Marvel Experience. Noppadon Jason Chirasanti, CoCEO at Hero Experience, indicated that the Thai version of The Marvel Experience will also be localized to suit demographics in Asia. Chirasanti further said that the themed entertainment attraction is expected to draw significant numbers of both local and international visitors and that the company is in talks with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and travel agencies to promote the new attraction internationally. The original Marvel Experience toured the U.S. as a mobile attraction, starting in Phoenix in December 2014, before moving to Dallas and San Diego, and concluding in Philadelphia in July 2015. The admission fee is expected to be around US$35, or approximately 1,150 baht per ticket.

a 3-3-3 abreast configuration. THAI is proud to be the first airline to install 787-9 with the newest inflight entertainment system of its kind, the Panasonic system eX3, for all passengers. Royal Silk Class monitors are 16-inch while Economy Class monitors are 11-inch with screen-swipe technology, just like the swipe features on smartphone and tablet devices. Inflight connectivity (IFC) is installed in the 787-9 with high speed Wi-Fi (Panasonic Ku band).

This first 787-9 Dreamliner will operate its first commercial flight on the route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Phuket from September 23 to 30, then from Bangkok to Singapore from October 1 to November 15. After the delivery of the second 787-9 aircraft, THAI will operate roundtrip flights from Bangkok to Auckland, New Zealand and Bangkok to Taipei, Taiwan beginning on November 16. - Photo credit to Cherdpan Werakul


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News TAT to target more Japanese first timers and female visitors Promoting more Japanese first timers and female visitors to Thailand was the core theme of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s marketing presence at the Tourism Expo Japan 2017 (TEJ), the country’s largest trade event held on September 21 to 24 in Tokyo. Formerly known as the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Tourism Expo, the trade show was attended by exhibitors from 150 countries and regions around the world, with over 1,180 companies. Nearly 50,000 trade visitors and 136,000 consumers visit Japan’s premier travel and tourism event. This year was an important year to promote Thailand as a preferred destination for Japanese travellers, as the two nations celebrate 130 years of diplomatic relations. Japan is one of seven countries expected to generate more than one million arrivals this year. With the Japanese economy showing strong signs of recovering, TAT believes the number of Japanese travelling abroad will soon be rising significantly. Thailand welcomed 1.4 million visitors from Japan in 2016, a 5 percent increase over 2016. In January to August 2017, Japanese arrivals to Thailand totalled 890,317, up 6.07 percent over the same period of 2016. TAT expects the total number of Japanese arrivals to hit 1.5 million this year, generating tourism income of around 214 billion yen (65 billion baht). At the TEJ 2017, the Thai team organised a number of events to clarify the situation in Thailand to Japanese travel trade buyers, briefed them on the marketing and

promotion strategies in Japan, and introduced many of the emerging new products, services and activities of interest to the Japanese visitors. The 108 sq.m. Thai pavilion had the theme of ‘Local Experience’ and ‘Women Travelling to Thailand’. The ten Thai exhibitors in the Thai pavilion include Asiatique the Riverfront, Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant, Urbana Hospitality, Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok, King Power International, The ASHLEE hotels – Patong Phuket, Thai Airways International, Olonade Travel Thailand, Mae Jo Golf Club and Resort, and the Duangtawan Hotel. Other Thai private sector companies were represented independently. Trade and public visitors to the pavilion were also treated to cultural performances including massage of anchorite, Thai classical dance, a demonstration of Thai boxing, Thai food, quiz games, and photo shooting with Happy Chan. TAT also launched “Meet the NEW Thailand” campaign by changing the image of Thailand in the Japanese market as a destination for females, youth, working groups, and first-time visitors through Japanese idol group “Nogizaka 46”. A workshop on targeting the female market was also organised. TAT G o v e r n o r Y u t h a s a k Supasorn said, “TAT is seeking to attract more middle to high-end visitors by targeting first-time visitors, as well as university students and newly working women. Also we are expanding the activities and range of Thai destinations of interest to repeat visitors.”

Tattoo and laser clinic opens at Central Marina Dr. Tattof tattoo and hair removal laser clinic opened on the second floor of Central Marina Shopping Mall in North Pattaya. Guests and Baitoey R. Siam were welcomed by owner and dermatologist Dr Nattapong Jirurawong M.D. Dr. Tattof specializes in tattoo removal using the Picoway laser from America and other laser treatments and hair removal.

Ben & Jerry’s brings happiness caravan to serve Pattaya’s ice cream lovers Ben and Jerry’s Thailand is set to spread the euphoric experience of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to tantalize the taste buds of fans in Pattaya by bringing the ‘Happiness Caravan’ to help launch the company’s latest ‘New York Super Fudge Chunk®’ premium ice cream packed with five super chunks. TippawanTangwattanavorakul, Ben & Jerry’s Thailand brand manager, said that “Since Ben & Jerry’s official launch in Thailand last year, there’s been strong demand from Thai fans and ice cream lovers across the country who asked us to expand to serve Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in areas outside of Bangkok. Today, for the first time, we’re bringing Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream mini cups and pints, together with the ‘Happiness Caravan’ to help launch one of the world’s best selling flavors – New York Super Fudge Chunk®. Known for offering more kinds of chunks than ever before, this scrumptious chocolate ice cream is packed with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudgecovered almonds.” The story of Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk® ice cream started in 1985, when Ben Cohen decided to create a flavor tailor-made for the New York state of mind, as a response to The New York Magazine critics. The new recipe called for more kind of chunks than ever before including white and dark chocolate fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts, and fudge-covered almonds. Altogether, this special blend contained 40 percent more chunks than any other Ben & Jerry’s flavor. And since the flavor was inspired and named as a

tribute to New York city as New York Super Fudge Chunk®, Ben & Jerry’s figured if the flavor was euphoric in New York, it would be loved everywhere. Ben & Jerry’s strives to make the best ice cream in the best possible way. Looking under the lid, each scoop is filled with a commitment to respect the Earth and the environment with values-led sourcing. Every flavor is

offers ice cream lovers a euphoric experience with free tastings for the first time in Pattaya, and a variety of special activities inspired by five super chunks in the New York city as New York Super Fudge Chunk®flavor. Those who miss the Happiness Caravan can look for the 473 ml pint, and Caramel Chew Chew in a 100 ml mini cup at leading supermarkets in Pattaya. Look for other Ben & Jerry’s

made from non-GMO ingredients, cage-free eggs, dairy cream and milk from the Caring Dairy program that supports the quality of life of dairy farmers and well-cared-for cows. In addition, Ben & Jerry’s supports FairTrade to ensure that small-scale farmers in developing nations -including sugar, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, banana and even fudge brownies in the Chocolate Fudge BrownieTM flavor -- come from New York’s Greyston Bakery, where producing great baked goods is part of their greater-good mission to provide jobs and training to low-income city residents. The Happiness Caravan is serving up music and fun around Pattaya, while at the Central Marina Pattaya, fans can join the Ben & Jerry’s Chunkiest World event, which

Ice Cream goodness at http://www. Ben & Jerry’s is available in seven flavors as Ice Cream Pints and four flavors as Mini Cups, including Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Vanilla Ice Cream with Gobs of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough), Chocolate Fudge Brownie™ (Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Brownies), CherryGarcia® (Cherry Ice Cream with Cherries & Fudge Flakes), Chunky Monkey® (Banana Ice Cream with Fudge Chunks & Walnuts), Strawberry Cheesecake (Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberries & a Thick Graham Cracker Swirl), Vanilla (Smooth Vanilla Ice Cream with Fair Trade Vanilla Beans), and the two latest flavors, New York city and Caramel ChewChew.

Pullman appoints marketing director Pullman Pattaya Hotel G has named Thanyaporn Thirawat as director of marketing communications. She has more than 10 years of hospitality experience, having worked in a number of five-star resorts such as The Racha Island Phuket, The Library Samui, The Naka Island, and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. Sophon Vongchatchainont, hotel general manager, noted that Thanyaporn will play an integral part in overseeing strategic marketing planning, marketing events, advertising and public relations.


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Our Community Flower power helps charity Students and staff from Garden International School (GIS) dressed as hippies to raise money for charity. Flower power and peace signs were everywhere as everyone made a donation. More than 17,000 baht was raised, which will go to a local charity. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya.

Country Group Development joins Canadian embassy of Thailand to support ‘Clean Up The World’ event in Bangkok On Tuesday, September 19, leading Bangkok-based international real estate developer, Country Group Development, in partnership with the Canadian embassy of Thailand, joined the annual “Clean Up the World” initiative along the Chao Phraya River. Some 70 volunteers from both organizations, including Country Group Development’s CEO Ben Taechaubol and Her Excellency Donica Pottie from the Canadian embassy, helped clean up a stretch of the river close to company’s landmark residential urban resort project, Chao Phraya Estate. “The Chao Phraya River has played a significant role as Thailand’s lifeblood throughout history, and the waterway holds a special place in the hearts of all Thai people as symbol of Bangkok,” said Taechaubol. “Now more than ever, it’s important that we help protect the River of Kings for future generations,” he added. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Clean Up the World campaign, which is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). To mark the event, Bangkok River

Partners worked closely with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and several foreign embassies in the Thai capital to clean the streets, spruce up green spaces, and remove rubbish from the many canals that run into the Chao Phraya River. For the first time, the organisers of the event also recorded data on the waste collected during the activities in order to work towards their long-term goal of totally eliminating river pollution. In collaboration with Wayne Phillips of Mahidol University and Madeleine Recknagel of Bangkok University, all

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.

the collected waste will be counted and categorised to establish a baseline for future comparison. This insightful hard data will then be used to create measurable goals and provide high-impact solutions. “Being able to call Chao Phraya River home is a privilege, and one that we certainly don’t take for granted,” explained Taechaubol. “Everyone shares a responsibility not only for keeping the river clean, but also making it more beautiful than it was before. We look forward to collaborating with many more of these valuable environmental initiatives in the future.”

Scheduled for completion next year, Country Group Development’s prestigious Chao Phraya Estate encompasses some 14 acres of prime waterfront land and features a 73-storey residential tower housing the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River. The development will also bring two new worldclass hotels to the capital – Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River and Capella Hotel Bangkok – offering owners and visitors from around the globe the chance to enjoy modern luxury waterfront living at its finest.


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Our Community 2017 Duty of Care Award presentation to PTTEP Recently, on behalf of the International SOS Foundation, Pipat Kananuwat, managing director, Thailand and Laos of International SOS, presented the Duty of Care Awards to SompornVongvuthipornchai, president and chief executive officer of PTT Exploration and Production at PTTEP headquarters. PTTEP has won the Runner-up Award in the Communications category at the Duty of Care Awards. The award recognised PTTEP’s outstanding engagement with employees, developing audiovisual media highlighting the potential medical and security risk that can impact PTTEP expatriates and business travellers, usage of medical and travel security assistance app and journey management protocols. Judges reviewed entries representing 17 industries, over 130 organisations in 32 countries. “PTTEP is honoured to be the first company in Thailand who won the Duty of Care Awards. We continue striving to manage and mitigate risks for our employees working in remote areas and travelling abroad to meet international standards. We are grateful to have International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, to support us.” PTTEP is a national petroleum exploration and production company dedicated to provide a sustainable petroleum supply to Thailand and the countries in which they operate. International SOS has been supporting PTTEP’s mobile workforce for almost 20 years.

Youth Day in Banglamung Elderly Homes Administrators from 11 Pattaya public schools organized a charity event for the Banglamung Elderly Homes to celebrate National Youth Thailand. Residents were entertained with a dance show and were presented with donations.

Rebuilt my burned body A little Thai girl wants to travel to France where a dedicated team of surgeons wait to give her arm reconstruction and hair implants after she was trapped in a fire that ravaged her house. Boilt, who lives in a poor neighborhood of Surin in the North-East of Thailand, got her left arm melted and face burned only one month after her birth in a fire that destroyed her parent’s house. A French expat living in Thailand married to Boilt’s aunt, found a surgeon’s association in France called “Face au monde” which will be able to take care of the young girl. Through several surgeries they will rebuild her hand and the damaged part of her face and skull. In order to make this happen, the family is currently trying to raise funds through crowdfunding so Boilt would become happier and more independent and would fulfill her dream to look like every other little girl.

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“Sound of the Sea” – Nightly Seafood BBQ by Mick & Di Barker


ightly this extraordinary value-for-money seafood extravaganza presents its pageant of quality dishes for only B.700 net or with free flow wine for only B.990 net complete with nightly live music. Mick and I were invited recently and were blown away with the premium quality of the buffet presenting a spectacular spread not normally offered at these prices. Santos entertains nightly and the whole experience is lavish and abundant with a cool, laid-back ambiance. Take the lift to the 6th floor and on exiting you are thrown headfirst into the fantasy world of the ocean; jelly fish lamps hang from the ceiling, a fish tail forms the bar with those industrially

Toulouse Airbus HQ - Thai Airways A350 XWB Final Assembly & Delivery

Up Up and Away on TG's 6th Brand New A350 “Ferry Flight” Toulouse-Bangkok

by John K. Lindgren

conceived elements of naval ships and submarines all vying for your attention. It is here, in the all day dining restaurant, called Big Fish, where the nightly buffet is held. This extravagant seafood BBQ buffet has already gained a faithful following and with the addition of even more luxury items will undoubtedly gain more. The prices are extraordinary for the quality of the produce that is available, especially when we tell you that imported oysters have now been added to the already sumptuous fresh seafood items. Dinner starts at 6.00 pm (until 10.00 pm) and we were fully aware that every food item was constantly replenished throughout the evening, yes, even those expensive babies, the oysters. The house wine

is a pleasant Spanish white, Finca de Malpica and Mar y Sol a very quaffable Chilean red. It’s certainly free flow with efficient servers reloading your glass at every turn. Explore all those pots and chafing dishes before commencing your foray into the delights of buffet dining. The freshest seafood: mussels, crabs, jumbo prawns, squid and of course those oysters languish on their icy trays awaiting your selection. If you wish you can select uncooked shell fish and request that they are cooked directly and delivered to your table. The freshest sushi winks at you from across the room together with its companions of seaweed salad and

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EAR OF FLYING? Not me. Train-spotter not me. I am more of a plane-spotter and sometimes I like to drop big words like propeller, airframe, fuselage and fly-by-wire. Linen, wood and wires that's what Wright brothers rickety flying machine named Flyer was made of. But on that cold December day 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, it did lift-off and fly 12 seconds, a distance of 67 meters (a run shorter than the wing of new the Airbus A350).

Full throttle to 2017. Pattaya Today Life & Leisure Aviation writer John K. Lindgren member of a select Thai media group, has landed in Toulouse south western France, after a memorable BangkokFrankfurt flight on the Thai Airways super jumbo A380 in the Royal Silk Class, THAI's business class. “Smooth as Silk” in every sense from the seamless service, in-flight entertainment, delectable cuisine, superb wine assortment and the spacious full lie-flat seat. Thai Airways A380 fleet consists of six double-decker A380s. TG flies them on premier routes from Bangkok to Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Frankfurt. Our next leg Toulouse. Lufthansa (LH) service 1 hour 20 minutes aboard A320 Airbus narrow-body cash cow. Every two seconds an A320 lands on some runway on our planet.

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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya hosts Centara Hotels and Resorts in Pattaya sign MOU for wongnai.Com blogger’s party Internship Programme

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya hosted a celebration for Bloggers including a vast number of activities for bloggers. The party was held at the Car Bar. Bloggers got the experience of the cool interior of Car Bar as well as its great menu with combination of mocktails and the hotel's comfortable atmosphere. Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya ended the party with three giveaways for bloggers. First prize for the night is seafood BBQ dinner buffet worth 990 baht, package for 2 person. The party ended with blissful bloggers in remarkable group photos.

Annual Fire Drill and Fire Evacuation Practice Training 2017 at Amari Pattaya

Amari Pattaya, led by Robert Rijnders, senior vice president and area general manager for Pattaya, ONYX Hospitality Group (centre), with hotel team members, recently participated in the first Annual Fire Drill and Fire Evacuation Practice Training 2017 to ensure that the safety of the guests and team members are the first priority. The team were trained by firefighting team from Pattaya Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Center, which gave the chance to practice the instructions that had been imparted during the fire drill.

Outstanding Establishment in Skill Development Award for Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Robert Maurer Loeffler (center), general manager and corporate director of Operations (City Hotels Thailand, Hua Hin, Bali) congratulates Wichit Wannasorn (3rd from left), Director of Human Resources and management team of Centara Grand at CentralWorld on him receiving the Outstanding Establishment in Skill Development Award from Department of Skill Development.

Centara Hotels and Resorts in Pattaya and Aksorn Pattaya Technological College (A-TECH) organized the MOU signing ceremony to collaborate and work together in the areas of Education and Internship Programme at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya recently. Photo shows, from left, Jonas Sjostedt - general manager at Centara Pattaya Hotel and Centara Nova Hotel and Spa Pattaya, Centara Boutique Collection, Andre Brulhart - general manager, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Duangdao NuanKam – director of A-Tech College and Wuthisak Pichayagan hotel manager, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya congratulates Ukraine on its 26 years of independence

Dusit Thani Pattaya general manager Neoh Kean Boon (right) represents the hotel as he presents a congratulatory bouquet to Ukraine ambassador to Thailand Andrii Beshta during the celebration held recently at The Point, marking the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. The event was hosted by the embassy of Ukraine and gathered Ukrainian citizens including those representing the social and business sectors as well as nationals residing in Bangkok, Pattaya and other places in the Kingdom.

THAI hosts Gala Event to launch flight to Vienna

Usanee Sangsingkeo, acting president, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), and Gerhard Gotz, consul general of the Austrian embassy in Thailand, presided over a gala event to introduce THAI’s new direct route from Bangkok to Vienna at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel. Opening new flights to Vienna, which is located in Central Europe and is the gateway to Eastern Europe, will help connect passengers to other cities in Europe and from Europe to Thailand through THAI’s route network. As a new destination, Vienna will make the customer’s journey even better and increase Austrian tourist arrivals into Thailand.



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TAT Kunming Media FAM Trip

TAT, media and celebrities from Kunming, China were welcomed to AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa by Somsak Tanruengsri (centre), general manager. The group was here to familiarize themselves with the major travel destinations within Thailand.

Dusit Thani Pattaya participates in International Marathon 2017

Dusit Thani Pattaya staff and management led by GM Neoh Kean Boon are all smiles as they hold up their medals of participation with pride after finishing their respective run categories during the recent Pattaya International Marathon 2017, an event that is held yearly in the city and in which the hotel participates without fail. The marathon attracts enthusiasts from across the world and features five races of different distances and levels of endurance to give everyone the opportunity to have fun while being active, experiencing Pattaya’s hilly and coastal landscape and being a part of the whole marathon festival.



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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya keeps cool and carries on fire drill

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya keeps cool and carries on learning even more about effective emergency procedure. A party centric hotel where fun and good times prevail. With guests so crowded in most of the weekend need to assure their own hotel safety regarding fire incident seriously. In that regard, hotel employees recently participated in Fire Drill and Evacuation 2017. The training

exercise involved a detailed knowledge review as well as hands-on practical experience. Staffs were reminded to react calmly and quickly in the event of a fire emergency. Proper instruction on emergency procedures, particularly those pertaining to proper use of equipment and safetyrelated technologies were taught to staffs. Fire-emergency-training is organized quarterly every year.

IHG Foundation Week at Holiday Inn Pattaya

eve n ts c a le n d a r MINI ROADSHOW 2017 Date: until 8 November 2017 Venue: Provinces across Thailand Activities: MINI Thailand is teaming up with MINI authorised dealers to organise the MINI ROADSHOW 2017, a special on-the-road experience that will bring the latest MINI range to delight fans in several provinces across Thailand. MINI lovers will have a chance to get up close and personal with new MINI models – including the All-New MINI Countryman, which transformed the premium compact car into a Sport Activity Vehicle that retains MINI’s trademark “gokart 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: • 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,,

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! 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 The registration fee is 1,500 baht.

The week kicked off in East coast of Thailand where over 300 colleagues from different properties including Holiday Inn Pattaya, Intercontinental Resort Pattaya and Holiday Inn and Suite Rayong City Center took part in activities such as aerobic, fun games and Somtam competition by General Manager of each hotel to fundraising events. Every activities, IHG will donates $1 per person to help communities develop hospitality skills, ensuring support for those impacted by disasters, facilitating local community investment and protecting the environment.

For more information: BANGSAEN42 Marathon Tel: 02 266 4465 Email:



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Toulouse Airbus HQ - Thai Airways A350 XWB Final Assembly & Delivery

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Up Up and Away on TG's 6th Brand New A350 “Ferry Flight” Toulouse-Bangkok by John K. Lindgren

Moments after we touch down at Aéroport de Toulouse–Blagnac (TLS) on starboard side I spot a huge, white hilarious guppy looking airplane. It's the Beluga the whale-shaped super transporter specifically built to carry the oversized A380 parts from the Airbus plants in the UK, Spain, Germany for final assembly in Toulouse, France. Toulouse located on the banks of La Garonne river, is France's aeronautics capital, a telecom research center and university town also called La Ville Rose, because of the pink-orange bricks used in its architecture. France’s fourth-largest city hums with innovation and joie de vivre. Squares full of cafés and restaurants, Gothic churches, a student buzz and fine restaurants serving everything from foie gras and truffles to delectable wines. This is a whistle-stop tour. However, after the city-walk we have time “at leisure” which is much appreciated by the Thai female journalists who shoot straight for Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Galerie Lafayette department store. The compulsory “Le Shopping.” The ollowing day under cobalt blue skies - Airbus HQ. The company, previously called Sud Aviation and Aerospatiale was born 1970. Today a European multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and

sells civil and military aeronautical products worldwide. Staff: 55,000 around the globe. Suppliers: 7,700. Airbus' comprehensive product line boasts of highly successful aircraft families ranging from 100 to more than 600 seats. From the smallest A300 to the biggest A380. Including the new technologically advanced, twin-engine Airbus A350 XWB mid-size, long-range passenger aircraft. Vanessa Gerencseri A350 Marketing Manager “A350 XWB will shape the future of air travel. We have currently 848 orders to airlines in the Americas, Europe, Asia & Pacific and Africa & Middle East. 84 aircraft flying with 12 airlines and more than 46,000 flights to date or 11 million passengers have flown it” says Vanessa Gerencseri. She adds, “The A350 XWB is powered by two state-of-the-art massive RollsRoyce Trent XWB engines. The world's most efficient large aero-engine flying today” Here are some fast facts about the new 350 XWB. First of all “XWB“ – stand for Extra Wide Body. The cabin brand Airspace by Airbus providing more room, higher ceiling, and the largest overhead storage bins. More comfort in business and economy class and a new Innovation: “Cabin mood lighting“ to reduce jet lag. Furthermore, the A350 boasts 25 percent lower fuel burn, and lowest twin engine noise level of all aircrafts.

And world's largest carbon-fibre wing panel, constructed from 53 percent composite materials which makes the plane extra light. Note, also the cool A350 trademark winglets that save kerosene by reducing drag while also lowering noise and carbon dioxide emissions. Aerodynamics inspired by nature or the flight of the eagle. Joaquin Toro-Prieto, Head of Market Analytics & Messaging says “Passenger demand will continue to grow over 35,000 new aircraft required by 2036. Market value of 5,3 trillion USD”. He adds, “we have a long-standing partnership with THAI. First order was in 1977 for the original Airbus A300 B4. In 2004 six A380 double-deckers ordered. Mr Toro-Prieto elaborates, “currently Thai operates a Airbus fleet of 48 aircraft: 20 A320 (THAI Smile), 17 A330s, six A380s and five new A350 XWBs”. Onwards. From marketing to assembly. The newest Airbus final assembly line (FAL) inside the Toulouse airport In the towering, cavernous hangars, the size of 300 tennis courts where huge Airbus airliners are assembled including the join-up “marriage” of fuselage and wings. I notice that everything is XXL, super sized, super clean and so quiet. Here safety is paramount. I see bright yellow warning signs “FOD!” Foreign Object Discharge or “Do Not Drop Stuff On The Factory Floor!” Conceived with

eco-efficiency in mind, this streamlined aircraft assembly process for the A350 allows teams to work in parallel, reducing the time from start of final assembly to aircraft delivery by 30 percent. Last day, the day of the “Ferry Flight”. Airbus delivery center. Like a swank First Class lounge with catering and an observation deck. Outside on the tarmac THAI’s sixth A350 XWB has been royally bestowed the name PHU PHA MAN aircraft registration: HS-THB (“Hotel Sierra - Tango, Hotel, Bravo”) is now ready in shining TG livery for the flight to Suvarnabhumi (BKK). For the eleven hour flight to Thailand Khun Khun Itt Sirisawat, the THAI chief technical pilot for A330/350 will be the commanding officer on the ferry flight. “Most of the pilots that fly the A350 also love it. The cockpit is wider and has a lot of space. This is the most beautiful cockpit in the world right now compared to other aircraft,” says Captain Sirisawat. THAI’s A350 XWB offers outstanding two-class service. Royal Silk Class with Business Class seats arranged four abreast in a 1-2-1 configuration for a total of 32 seats, with a width of 21 inches which can be adjusted to 180 degree recline, and allowing individual easy access to entry and exit from any seats without disturbing other passengers. Each seat is fully equipped with a 16 inch touchscreen with Wi-Fi and the latest in-flight entertainment system. Economy Class

seats are arranged nine abreast in a 3-3-3 configuration for a total of 289 seats, with a generous 32-inch pitch and 18-inch width. Each seat is equipped with an 11 inch touchscreen and Wi-Fi connection. Both Business Class and Economy Class passengers enjoy wider, more comfortable seats and with more leg room. By the way. Airbus has it but Boeing does not have it - the tail mounted external camera. Who needs in-flight entertainment when you can watch the world below in-real time. High definition, too. Currently THAI's Airbus A350 routes include Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Frankfurt, Bangkok-Milan, Bangkok-Rome, Bangkok-Singapore, Bangkok-Brisbane, and BangkokPhuket-Frankfurt. Even if you're a not a plane spotter next time you see a big, long and sleek airliner on the tarmac of an commercial airport. And if it's got that cool raccoon mask windscreen, and those unique eagle inspired wingtips. Yes, it's the new Airbus A350 XWB-900. Get a boarding-pass and a great in-flight experience awaits you.

“We want the air to unite the peoples, and not to divide them” - Lord Swinton John K. Lindgren travelled to Toulouse as a guest of Thai Airways.


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Massaman Lamb Slow cook Australian lamb shank in Massaman curry This curry is specific type of curry based on Muslims (or Massaman) They are wide-based in the south of Thailand. We use Lamb as our main protein as Lamb Shanks tend to marinated well with spice.

INGREDIENTS 300 g Australian lamb shank 100 g Massaman curry paste 400 mls coconut milk 15 g plum sugar 15 mls fish sauce 50 g boil baby potatoes 05 g peanuts 20 g Tamarind paste 30 g onion 2 pcs Cardamom 1 pcs Cinnamon stick 2 pcs Bay leaf

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Slow cooking Lamb shanks. Spice and aroma seeps in body of the soup and marinated your Lamb into southern Thai remarkable curry dish. To cook In medium size of pot put coconut milk to boil over medium heat. Add lamb shank in coconut milk and stew for 45 minutes or until tender. keep on a side. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat add massaman curry paste, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon stick in the cooking oil and stir for 2 minutes or until it gives out nice aroma. add the brown sugar, fish sauce, tamarind paste, peanuts, onion, potatoes, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low heat. Sit simmer until potatoes are tender Once potatoes are tender, add the lamb shank in the curry and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.

Niran Mahayothee

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Featured dish:

Massaman Lamb

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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 Serve with fresh coriander and jasmine rice

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya is located at 390 Moo 9, Pattaya Sai 2 Road, Nongprue Banglamung, Chonburi. Tel: 038 930 600

Hotel Promotions Funtasea

Stay Longer special

at Royal Cliff Hotels Group

at Avani Pattaya

Funtasea Kids World is the best edutainment centre in Pattaya features a wealth of interactive resources, toys and fun activities that stimulate creativity and imagination. Funtasea Cooking Classes give kids the chance to be little chefs for the day with enriching cooking classes encouraging hands-on participation on food preparation.

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

Funtasea is open daily except on Mondays. Opening Hours: 9 am to 12:30 pm / 1:30 pmto 6 pm. For more information and classes about Funtasea please contact us at

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F&B Promotions Thailand journeys

Experience chef’s signature dishes from F&B Masters Culinary Competition

at Sala Rim Nam, Avani Pattaya

at Hilton Pattaya

Taste cuisine from the south of Thailand, with unique, hot spices from original recipes. All dishes are authentic and truly delicious. Prices start at 150 baht ++ per order. Available every day from 12 noon to 10 pm. For more information and reservations, contact AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa on 038 412 120 or email

Canadian lobster king of the seafood at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya From the cold, clean seas off the coast of Canada comes the big, meaty Canadian lobster, prepared in a variety of ways at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, throughout the month of October. All five of the special lobster dishes are priced at THB 1,400++, with lobster salad, roasted lobster, stir-fried lobster with black pepper, steamed lobster with spicy lime sauce, and lobster thermidor on the menu. Oasis has both indoor and outdoor seating, and is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations please call 038-714981.

Star of Maris at Mix Bistro, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Take a break with fantastic afternoon high tea set “Star of Maris”. Enjoy mini food and bakery with Smoked Salmon & Cheese Sandwich, Ciabatta Club Sandwich, Mini-Roll Caesar Salad & Crab Stick, Salmon & Tuna Sushi, Seafood Fresh Spring-Roll, Fresh Mango & Sticky Rice Tart, Mini Lemon Meringue, Berry Panna Cotta, Strawberry Mousse, Tiramisu, Butter Cake Cumber, French Fries, Vegetable Spring-Roll and Mango Macaroon. This promotion price at 495 baht nett available at Mix Bistro, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. Offered for 20 percent discount of beverage first 2 drinks when you order “Star of Maris” For more information, contact 038-103333 or email

Oktoberfest – Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Panorama - Dramatic Atmosphere, Royal Cliff Hotel It’s time to raise your glasses! Let’s eat, drink and be merry this October at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere

Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience a variety of signature dishes and desserts from the culinary competition ‘F&B Masters 2017/2018’ that allows talented chefs to showcase their creativity combined with choices of premium ingredients. Chef Piyanudda from Flare Restaurant proudly presents her Authentic Thai signature dish ‘Grilled Beef Spices Mushroom with Thai Herb’, grilled beef with Thai herb, shimeji and champignon sauce served together with egg noodle at 650 baht nett. Available every day in October at Flare Restaurant on level 15 from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar invites you to indulge in an array of homemade desserts including ‘Coco Crunch’ by Chef Nittaya, coconut mousse with honey, dried coconut and mango at 300 baht nett, ‘Mae Jah’ by Chef Orapan, coconut mousse with young rice at 300 baht nett, ‘Coco Banana’ by Chef Chanyawan, coconut mousse with banana at 150 baht and ‘Chocolate Mille Feuille’ by Chef Chatchaya specially created for chocolate lovers at 150 baht nett. Enjoy your favorite at Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 from 11 am –to11 pm. Savor the delicious set menu at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar. Starting with an appetizer from Chef Suratda ‘Soft Shell Crab Salad with Chayote and Spicy Sauce’. Followed by main dish from Chef Mukda ‘Braised Beef and Mushroom with Egg Noodle’. And do not forget to complete the meal with a dessert from Chef Chatchaya ‘Pumpkin Tart & Peanut Butter Ice-cream’. All together priced at 1,800 baht nett. Available in October only at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 from 6 pm to 11 pm. For more information or reservation, call 038-253-000 or bkkhp_fb@ or

Bubbly Sunday Brunch at Uno Mas, Centara Grand at CentralWorld When it comes to finding that perfect weekend brunch spot in Bangkok, UNO MAS’ Bubbly Sunday Brunch ticks all the right boxes. Held on the first Sunday of every month, the Spanish-themed buffet features a wide variety of tapas, indulgent signature dishes, top-quality produce (including fresh seafood) and some cheeky drinks to round-off the experience. Here’s a taster of our brand new brunch menu in more detail… From the Raw Bar / Tapas Bar… Foie gras Terrine with smoked baby eel, Maine lobster ceviche, Hokkaido scallops carpaccio with lemon vinaigrette, Premium cold cuts including Joselito Coppa

For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email

Forest mushrooms and homemade pasta at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Forest mushrooms combined with homemade pasta are on the menu at Italian restaurant Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, throughout October. An authentic chicken and mushroom risotto with a pasta made from white truffles is priced at 840 baht ++. Wagyu tenderloin beef, gently seared and served with morel mushrooms and tagliatelle, is available at THB 990++, while the full succulent flavour of Canadian lobster is perfectly complemented by chanterelle mushrooms and herbs, and is priced at 1,890 baht ++. Acqua is open every day from 6 pm to 11 pm. For reservations call 038714-981

From the Sea… Mediterranean line-caught Hake fish, ‘Romesco’ sauce, green asparagus and garlic, parsley oil, Gambas al ajillo’ (Tiger prawns) with garlic and cayenne sizzling in olive oil, ‘Pulpo a la Gallega’ (grilled, Spanish octopus) with mashed potatoes and sweet paprika From the Butcher… Pan fried foie gras served with Spanish fig marmalade, Pedro Ximenez sweet wine jus, caramelized onions and marcona almonds, Wagyu short ribs, slow-cooked for 36 hours in a charcoal Josper oven, with orange and red wine, foie gras aioli, Josper oven-grilled Pyrenees rack of lamb served with celeriac puree, beetroot salad and nori seaweed powder Head up to UNO MAS restaurant on 54th floor, Centara Grand at CentralWorld every first Sunday of each month, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm to enjoy this culinary feast priced at only 3,555 baht ++ / person including free flow bubbles. For more information or to make reservations, call 02-100-6255 or email: or make your reservations online at www.

Saturday Evening Grand BBQ Buffet at Larn Thong - Authentic Thai Traditions, Royal Cliff Hotel Experience the ultimate international barbecue buffet with an exquisite selection of Thai, Chinese, Italian and Japanese dishes. Savour in imported meats, fresh seafood and other goodies straight from the grill along with a varied dessert menu every Saturday night at Larn Thong –Authentic Thai Traditions for 1,450 baht ++ only! For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email

Smile, it’s a Vistas Smurf cupcake! at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Here are some cupcakes to make you smile at Vistas, throughout the month of October. The Smurfs are represented with a chocolate mud cake, and a Smurf chocolate roll, while with Halloween coming up later in the month you may like a Dracula-red velvet cupcake. All are priced at 110 baht ++, and are served between 9 am and 10 pm. For more information or reservations, please contact us on 038- 714-981.

Large and in charge giant prawn extravaganza at Benihana The bigger, the better. Skimpy shrimps can’t compete with jumbo Chao Phraya freshwater prawns. Get your fix at Benihana Japanese Steakhouse in a sensational new four-course feast. Sashimi, soup and sizzling teppanyaki action. Green tea mochi ice cream offers the perfect finish to finger-licking bliss. 4,500 baht ++ per set, perfect to share! Benihana Pattaya is located on the 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza. For more information and reservations, contact AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa on 038 412 120 or email

Signature dishes at Dynasty, Cantonese Cuisine Anyone who is familiar with Cantonese food will know that this particular cuisine is complex, versatile and incredibly wide-ranging – a fact reflected by Dynasty’s extravagant 102-item à la carte menu is a list of delicious appetisers designed to whet your appetite, such as the Dynasty Prawn Salad, Chilled Jellyfish and Drunken Chicken, Stewed Duck Tongues with Soya Sauce, Sashimi Maine Lobster and Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig. Signatures include Fried Maine Lobster with Garlic, Black Beans Sichuan Style or X.O. Sauce, Baked Goose Leg in a Casserole, Sauteed Sliced Pork X.O. Chilli Sauce, Fried Red Garoupa Cutlet with Pineapple and Sweet & Sour Sauce, “Yao Chin Chao Faan” Fried Rice with Shrimp and Fresh Scallops, Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Coconut Milk in a Whole Young Coconut. The special Abalone section features Sauteed Whole Mexican Abalone Steak, Braised Fresh Sliced Abalone and Goose Web in a Casserole, Braised Whole Fresh Abalone with a Rich Oyster Sauce, Sauteed Whole Fresh Australian Abalone with Oyster Sauce and Shiitake Mushrooms. Dynasty at Centara Grand CentralWorld is open daily from 11.30 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to 10:30 pm. For more information or reservation contact dining reservation at 02-1006255 or email at

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers


“Sound of the Sea” – Nightly Seafood BBQ

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Hotel Promotions Exclusive offer for “Thai Resident Rate at Amari Pattaya Set amidst beautifully manicured gardens at the northern end of Pattaya Bay, Amari Pattaya is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Amari Pattaya offers the following Thai Resident Rates. • Deluxe Ocean View: 3,900 baht net per room per night inclusive of breakfast • Executive Club Room: 5,300 baht net per room per night inclusive of breakfast Remarks: - The offer applies for Thai Nationals or work permit holders only. - Black-out date is on 13 – 15 and 18 - 24 October 2017.

pickled ginger. Fat western sausages tempt, freshly fried gyoza dumplings sit next to moist, tender chicken infused with the aroma of pandan jackets. Sparkling pink salmon, mackerel fillets, chicken skewers, beef and various cuts of lamb all await to be handed over to the chefs at their live cooking stations. Move on then to the chafing dishes which contain Penang chicken curry, roasted chicken wings Mexican style, garlic chicken pasta, fried rice with vegetables in oyster sauce, green curry and more. All these dishes are changed frequently so these exact items may not be available on your visit, but rest assured it will definitely be top

notch and thoroughly delicious. The salad section offers a myriad of vibrant ingredients, spicy Thai salads to ignite the taste buds such as beef salad with chili paste and lemon grass, wing beans topped with boiled egg, big juicy vine tomatoes with creamy mozzarella cheese, Parma ham and melon the choices are daunting. Everything is top quality and imported from the country that has the very best. Once sated with savouries you can then indulge your sweet tooth with the likes of chocolate mousse, creamy panna cotta, fresh fruit, pastries and even banana crepes made to order and topped with vanilla ice cream. Don’t leave without experiencing

The Roof Sky Bar on the 25th floor for sweeping views over Pattaya bay accompanied by the chicest cocktails and you can even dip your toes in the cool waters of Thailand’s first wet bar. Siam @ Siam is an unexpected, astonishing, bizarre and exciting experience. The Nightly Seafood BBQ offers one of the best value buffets in town and you owe it to yourself to call in soon and see why Siam @ Siam is one of the most popular destinations in Pattaya. Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya is situated on Second Road opposite Big C in North Pattaya. Tel: (038) 930 600.

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A Hidden Gem in the Huay Yai Countryside Set in the rural Huay Yai countryside, near to Phoenix Golf Club, the new Stars BBB (Bar, Bistro, Bungalows) is a unique lifestyle destination. With the owners, Kim Nutcha and Mike Contoni firmly on the radar to turn their new venture into the best country resort in this up and coming area, it is a delightful find nestled as it is in its pastoral setting. The bar/bistro is a welcoming restaurant zone of a long bar with comfy stools and a separate breakfast-anytime nook furnished

with sofas for relaxing with one of Kim’s speciality coffees, smoothies and pastries. This bistro of good eating is under the direction of the charming Chef Kim who pioneers her food philosophy of quality combined with value for money. The allday menu (10.00 am to 10.00 pm) will satisfy all your food fancies embracing not only the best in Western cuisine but also everyone’s favourite Thai dishes. Kim brings boundless enthusiasm to the venture; her proficiency

in the kitchen and managerial skills throughout the resort are exemplary. Mike brings 30 years of serving in the US Navy, his time in Japan at the helm of his own bar together with the experience of running a small hotel in Pattaya. Mick and I visited on a Friday lunchtime so, as tradition dictates, we ordered the fish and chips (B.290). But I’m running away with myself, I’m sure you’d like to know what’s on the menu for breakfast. They all receive Kim’s excellent freshly ground coffee and toast and offer cheese omelets, the country skillet, two eggs, bacon and vegetables in the pan, the all-star English (B.220), plus eggs any style and the healthy option with yogurt, muesli oats and fresh fruit and honey (B.170). Snacks to fill a gap anytime during the day feature battered calamari, chunky potato wedges with tartar sauce (B.160) chicken nuggets and spring rolls. We sampled the spring rolls before our fish ‘n chips and they hit the table hot, crispy and tasty. For heartier fare there’s short pork ribs in tomato sauce with butter fried rice or the Stars homemade cheese hamburger plus a mountain of French fries. For duck lovers there’s a grilled smoked breast with cherry sauce and grilled vegetables or for

a light lunch, the smoked salmon or smoked chicken salad come highly recommended. Pasta is served (spaghetti, fettuccini or penne) with a seafood tomato sauce, a meat sauce with pork or spicy chilli, bacon and anchovies in an olive oil emulsion (B.240). House wine is B.100 for a generous glass and there is a selection of wine by the bottle: Hugo Cassanova Chardonnay and Merlot, Stonefish, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz and Beau Rivage with prices starting at B.780 for the Hugo Cassanova labels. Kim’s Thai dishes reflect her love of the cuisine and present fried rice with chilli paste and salted egg or with stir fried chicken, beef or seafood with basil, minced pork or chicken with spicy herbs on rice (B.180) and more. The curries

include not only Thai Penang and Green but also two Japanese Tonkatsu curries with crispy pork and either rice or salad. Stars BBB is a hidden gem tucked away in the Huay Yai countryside but once found it gives the perfect reason to get out of the city and enjoy the beauty of rural Thailand while stopping for an icy beer or a spot of breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Tel: 064 980 1956 or check it out on or the facebook page. For directions look up Stars Bar Bistro & Bungalows in Huay Yai on Google Maps. Directly adjacent to Stars BBB is Thailand’s only inside lawn bowling rink, ,1000 square meters of covered sports area with a variety of games.

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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 half-hour choice of herbal hot compresses or hot stones placed on key energy points. Complete with a pressure point facial massage and de-stressing scalp treatment to maximize relaxation and a completely new body experience. “Pampering of eforea” package is priced at 4,500 baht per person and 8,000 baht per couple for two hours and available until October 31, 2017. eforea spa is located on level 17 of Hilton Pattaya and open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

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fairness-fitness-finery Laser Skin Resurfacing Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the latest advances in nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments. The CO2 has the longest wavelength of all the lasers on the market and can be used safely on darker skin types with appropriate adjustments in the settings. Fractionated CO2 lasers excel at treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural by Dr Natnicha Loichuen changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths. It can be used to improve texture, wrinkles, and blotchiness on the neck, chest, arms and legs but this should only be done by experts because the risk of complications, including scarring, is higher in these areas. How does the fractional CO2 laser work? The fractional CO2 laser takes the CO2 laser beam and fractionates, or pixellates that beam into thousands of tiny little shafts of light. These tiny shafts of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. The skin then repairs those tiny shafts by pushing out the old sun-damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. The “collateral” heat damage also helps to shrink existing collagen. Benefits of CO2 laser skin treatment By precisely removing damaged skin layer by layer, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin that lies underneath. The CO2 laser – when used for the skin resurfacing procedure – can also lessen the appearance of scars and many other skin imperfections. Benefits include not only the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, but also treatment for uneven pigmentation, photodamage, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions. If you believe you may be a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist can carefully analyze your skin and determine if the procedure is right for you. When will I see results? Bear in mind that the fractional CO2 laser can be customized. Treatments can be deeper, with more healing and downtime, or shallower, with less healing time. The deeper the treatment, the better the results generally. But some patients prefer to have two treatments that aren’t as deep so they can avoid a lot of downtime. You will see some immediate results but you won’t see the full results for 1-2 months. After your skin heals, which may take up to 3-14 days, there will be a period of 2 to 4 weeks after that when your skin might be slightly pink. During this period, your skin will feel smoother and looks less blotchy. As the color returns to normal, you will see fewer lines, less blotchiness, and more glow. Is CO2 laser treatment safe? Yes, with the guidance of a skilled cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is perfectly safe. With the predictability of the CO2 laser, skin can be precisely ablated layer by layer to provide incredibly safe results with minimal side effects. A responsible cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will discuss possible CO2 laser skin resurfacing complications and how they can be avoided during your recovery. For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990, 086 329 7372 or visit Nicha Clinic located at 519/8-10 Moo 10 Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya City, Chonburi. Line ID: nichaclinic. Email: nichabeautyandbeyond@ Visit for promotions.

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya Blade Runner 2049

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Release Date October 5, 2017 Lead Actors Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas Director Denis Villeneuve Genre Sci-Fi | Thriller Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Release Date October 5, 2017 Lead Actors Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen Directors Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan Genre Animation | Action | Adventure Comedy | Family In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.


Weight loss dieting and eating times by Rory Coughlan

Studys shown switching from three daily meals to six did not boost calorie-burning or fat loss. In fact, researchers concluded, eating six meals a day actually made people want to eat more. And a research review reached no conclusions about whether meal frequency helps or hurts with weightloss. Here are more tips to lose weight even faster: • Eat a high-protein breakfast. • Fruit juice. • Drink water a half hour before meals. • Choose weight loss-friendly foods. • Eat soluble fiber. • Drink coffee or tea. • Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. • Eat your food slowly. It takes about three hours for your body to finish digesting a meal. If you eat every two or three hours, as many experts now advise, your body will constantly be in what nutritionists call the “fed state.” This simply means that you are always in the process of digesting food. URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1 Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079

Foods to avoid when you're trying to lose weight. • French fries and potato chips. Whole potatoes are healthy and filling, but french fries and potato chips are not. • Sugary drinks. • White bread. • Candy bars. • Most fruit juices. • Pastries, cookies and cakes. • Some types of alcohol (especially beer) • Ice cream. Trying to figure out the best time to eat can be confusing, and researchers are looking to see if there are answers. One study showed that late lunch eaters (after 3 p.m.) lose less weight than early-eaters. It also found no difference in weight loss for the timing of breakfast and dinner meals. Restricting when you eat to 6 am to 7 pm can reduce overall calorie intake by 244, according to another study. This is most likely due to the fact that you eat fewer calories due to less time spent eating. A longer overnight fast can also help with increasing fat loss as your body has time to reach a state of ketosis, which indicates that the body is using fat for energy.



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All-New HONDA CR-V 7-Seater Diesel Turbo​ Petrol head? Not me. I am more of a Diesel aficionado. I like torque and fuel efficiency, turbo charged diesels. Those coveted German luxury sport SUV's by John K. Lindgren Porsche Cayenne and Macan Diesels, Audi Q7 TDI and BMW X3 and X5 “Torque of the Town” - these are clean, high-tech turbo diesels. Now Honda CR-V has gone diesel. Finally! Remember the old frumpy looking first generation 20 years ago? Like a boxy delivery truck (lorry) with a spare wheel sticking out at the rear. Many complained how thirsty it was the old Honda CR-V or “Compact Runabout Vehicle!” Flash forward 2017 the 5th generation totally redesigned, re-engineered all-new Honda CR-V also the best selling compact crossover in north America finally arrives in Thailand powered by a downsized i-DTEC Diesel and boasting new spacious interior, three rows, seven seats. Sticker price: 1.699 baht (Porsche Macan Turbo Diesel 6.8 million baht) Design: Unmistakable CR-V heredity. Shorter hood but a bigger body, sharper character lines and higher ground clearance. Now, more premium and a tad tougher looking CR-V boasting full-LED headlight clusters front and rear. On the roof a BMW inspired shark fin antenna. Polished 18 inch alloys add street credibility. Our Crystal Black Pearl test car is the top-of-the-line DT-EL 4WD model. Interior: The new CR-V's 7-seater capacity maximizes every millimeter in the cabin. Three rows of supple leather upholstery. Piano black and soft touch accents. The entirely new cockpit design with new premium LCD color instrument cluster and 7-inch Touch Screen Display, Navigation and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Plus sporty paddle

shifters to make the driving more exciting. But something is missing! Where is the gear lever, the shifter? Gone! Replaced with an electronic gear selector (push button) P, R, N and D/S. (S sport mode). Honda automotive innovation, par excellence. CR-V creature comfort comes with powered driver and passenger seats and a surprisingly spacious second row of seats with ample head and legroom. Third row for the smaller family members or pets. Also air vents for the second and third-row passengers. Charging the smartphones? Four USB ports to keep everyone happy. The rear doors almost open almost 90 degrees, providing easy entrance and exit. At the back the large trunk space becomes super (XXL) spacious with the third row folded. Another highlight the hands-free power tailgate. So smooth! Engine: Under the sculpted hood Honda's i-DTEC 1.6 L turbocharged diesel motor pumping out 160 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Power delivery through the 9-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel consumption average 18 km/liter. Far more mileage than the previous generation CR-V's, the gas-guzzlers . Want more fuel efficiency? Engage the ECON mode, which optimizes throttle output, transmission and airconditioning for better fuel economy. Safety Features: Some call it "accident avoidance technology" and the new CR-V has it all: LaneWatch and Vehicle Stability Assist, Auto Brake Hold, Hill Start Assist and Driver Attention Monitor, similar to Volvo that detects fatigue and alerts the driver by vibrating the steering wheel. For safe parking there's multi angle rearview camera. The drive: Bangkok Nawamin road - Hua Hin. Straight to the luxurious sea-side 5-star Hyatt Regency Hua Hin near Chop Stick mountain. The property boasts large verdant gardens, the large interconnecting lagoon pool and the seven-meter

Looks Great, Drinks Less, Feature Loaded and Smooth to Drive.

high water slide. For more privacy the Regency Club with all the privileges. Hyatt Regancy, still my wife's, madame's favorite week-end getaway in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Verdict: Arrive in better shape. Yes! Thanks to the all-new Honda CR-Vs high up driving position and imposing road presence and the paddle shifters for proactive driving and overtaking on the busy Petchkasem road. Fuel consumption? No worries. Enough fuel for Bangkok Hua Hin - round-trip. The all-new HONDA CR-V Diesel with Turbo is the real deal family compact crossover (SUV). Now, with more space, more comfort and all the bells and whistles. Swing by your nearest Honda dealer and ask for a test drive.

Honda CR-V 1.6 DT-EL 4WD Engine: 4-cylinder 1.6 liter diesel turbo Power: 160 hp Torque: 350 Nm Transmission: CVT auto 9-speed Top speed: 196km/h.     Fuel consumption: 18 km/liter Price: 1,699 million baht

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The Riviera Group wins seven awards at Thailand Property Awards 2017 This year’s prestigious 12th Thailand Property Awards was held on September 15 at the Royal Meriden Hotel, Bangkok and attended by over 600 VIPs and senior industry figures to celebrate the finest developers and their projects throughout the Kingdom.


Winston Gale with his right-hand and wife Sukanya Gale.

ominating the Eastern Seaboard and Pattaya Real Estate market for the second year was The Riviera Group with both their The Riviera Wongamat Beach and The Riviera Jomtien luxury high-

rise projects. This year saw owner, Winston Gale and his team taking to the stage several times to pick up their wins, a grand total of seven awards, with the most prestigious of them all, the highly converted Best High-End Condominium Development 2017 award. Commenting on the awards, Winston said, “I’m delighted for the team as The Riviera Wongamat Beach completes and starts to see buyers moving in. To see this project take so many awards in the last two years and this major seven-award achievement makes us all feel very proud of the project. I know how hard the team has worked and it is appreciated to get recognition for everyone’s tireless work.” The annual Property Guru Thailand Property Awards is the longest-running event of the regional Asia Property Awards and celebrates the best developers, projects and designs in the top tier markets of Bangkok, Phuket the Eastern Seaboard as well as emerging destinations of HuaHin, Chiang Mai and Samui.

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Winston and Sukanya pose with key team members with awards and plaques.



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Thailand Property Awards 2017

Thailand Employee Compensation

Pattaya to become marine leisure hub of Asia

The magnificent seven anniversary celebration of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

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Property Eastern Seaboard Winners

Thailand Property Awards 2017 This year’s Thailand Property Awards once again proved to be another spectacular event with the gala dinner well attended by the country’s real estate elite. The gala dinner was sold out with more than 600 guests--another recordbreaking number. All the leading real estate agents, property developers, interior designers and architects from throughout the nation's housing, condominium, commercial and hospitality industries gathered at the Athenee Crystal Hall, Plaza Athenee Bangkok ‘A Royal Meridian’ on Friday September 15. The evening began with an entertaining reception where fine wines and appetizers were enjoyed by the influential industry figures. That was followed by a four-course dinner during which the awards presentation began. Without question these highly regarded and much soughtafter awards once again showed themselves to be the highest symbol of achievement that a

company or an individual can aspire to in Thailand’s world class real estate industry. This year’s event was hailed as an outstanding success, owing to the efforts of organizer Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the Asia Property Awards. In just 11 years Terry and his team have created a cuttingedge awards venue. In each of those years, in every category, more and more entries have been submitted from around the country, enhancing the competitive nature of the contest.. Blackburn reported that more than “200 developments were entered this year – up over 65 percent from 2016, and a recordbreaking number of entries were chosen. Time and again Thailand has proven to be one of the region’s real estate leaders – whether it’s the retail, hospitality, villa or luxury residential segment – as we have seen in the quality of entrants in the past 12 years. The Awards are meant to put a spotlight on the

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.

strongest aspects of the industry.” He went on to note that the “judging process was more rigorous than ever this year, from having a central Bangkok panel make the initial short-lists and then regional judging teams undertake site inspections for the condo, villa, commercial and hotel categories.” As the final list of winners was delivered to the podium by Paul Ashburn of BDO, one of Thailand's largest accounting and advisory firms, Eastern Seaboard representatives sat together excitedly waiting for the results. The Eastern Seaboard Best Villa Development Award went to X2 Pattaya Oceanphere by Habitat One Co., Ltd. Vera Key, an Eastern Seaboard judge, presented the award to a proud and deserving Chanin Vanijwongse, Habitat CEO, and Sasivimol Sutthibut, COO. Then the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Affordable Condo Development Award was presented to the Dusit Group for the Dusit Grand Park condominium. Accepting the award for the second consecutive year was the surprised and excited Dusit Group CEO Jarin Changlek and her sons Paradorn Changlek and Theerathon Changlek. Next, the Eastern Seaboard’s Best High End Condo Development Award presented to The Riviera Wongamat Beach by The Riviera Group. Project owners Winston and Sukanya Gale accepted the award. It was just three years ago that Winston

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

Gale received the award for Best Luxury Condo for The Palm Condominium. Last year he won Best Luxury Condo Development Award, also for The Riviera Wongamat Beach. Finally, this year’s Eastern Seaboard’s Best Luxury Condo Development Award went to Origin Sathorn Co., Ltd., for Knightsbridge The Ocean Sriracha. Peerapong Jaroon-Ek , Origin Property CEO, accepted the honor. The new luxury executive

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

concept in Sriracha is poised for success as Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor develops over the coming years. As you can see, the Eastern Seaboard stacked up some impressive wins. It makes one realize just how competitive Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have become--and continue to be--in Thailand’s residential, commercial and hospitality real estate game. Bravo, Eastern Seaboard!

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

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by Magna Carta Law Office

Thailand Employee Compensation The purpose of the Thailand Compensation Act B.E.2537 is for the protection of the employee’s rights, when an employee suffers from danger or sickness from work. When can an employee receive compensation? The employer shall compensate an employee in the following situations: 1. Medical Expense In case an employee suffers from danger or sickness, the employer shall make available immediate appropriate medical treatment for the employee and shall pay the actual necessary medical expenses. The employer shall pay without delay when the employee informs the employer. 2. Work Rehabilitation Expense In case an employee needs to receive work rehabilitation after suffering from danger or sickness, the employer shall pay for the employee’s work rehabilitation expenses, as needed, in accordance with the criteria. 3. Funeral Expense In case an employee suffered from danger or sickness causing death or disappearance, the employer shall pay for the funeral expense to the employee’s funeral administrator at the amount of one hundred times of the highest rate of the minimum daily wages under Labour Protection Law. 4. Indemnity In case an employee suffers from danger or sickness causing death or disappearance: 1. 60 percent of the monthly wages where the employee is unable to work for more than 3 consecutive days, notwithstanding whether such employee has or has not lost an organ. The payment shall be made from the first day that the employee is unable to work throughout the time that he is unable to work, but not exceeding 1 year; 2. 60 percent of the monthly wages where the employee has lost certain organs of the body, the payment shall be made in accordance with the category of the organs lost and the period of payment as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour, but not exceeding 10 years; 3. 60 percent of the monthly wages where the employee suffers from disability, the payment shall be

in accordance with the category of disability and to the period of payment as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour, but not exceeding 15 years; 4. 60 percent of the monthly wages in case of death or disappearance of employee, for eight years. Who is entitled person to receive compensation? When an employee suffered from danger or sickness causing death or disappearance, the following persons shall be entitled to receive the compensation from the employer: 1. Parents of the employee; 2. Spouse of the employee; 3. Employee’s child under 18 years of age, except when having reached 18 years of age and still being in education at a level not higher than a bachelor degree, such person shall continue to receive his or her part throughout the period of education; or 4. Employee’s child above the age of 18 suffering from disability or mental infirmity, who was under the care of the employee before the employee has died or disappeared. An employee’s child who is born within 310 days from the date of death or disappearance of the employee shall be entitled to compensation as from the date of delivery. The entitled persons shall receive the compensation in equal parts. What is the time scale to submit the petition for requesting compensation? The employee or the person entitled shall submit a claim for compensation to the office in a locality where the employee works, or where the employer resides, pursuant to the form prescribed by the SecretaryGeneral within 180 days from the date of suffering from danger, sickness or disappearance of the employee, as the case may be. In what circumstances does the employee not have the right to receive compensation? The employer needs not pay compensation when the employee’s suffering from danger or sickness is caused by the one of the following cases: 1. The employee loses self-control as a result of taking intoxicating, or other addictive substances; or 2. The employee intentionally caused himself or herself to suffer danger or has allowed others to cause him or her to suffer from danger.

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Special Feature Pattaya to become marine leisure hub of Asia EEC driving business and tourism in the East Coast of Thailand. 2017 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show to showcase Thailand's marine tourism potential to the world. Boat show to generate more than 2 billion baht of trade for the marine industry. Organisers of the sixth Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show expect more than two billion baht (approx. US$60 million) of trade to be generated by the show while supporting the government's policy to make Thailand the “Marina Hub of ASEAN” and showcasing the marine leisure credentials – onshore and off – of the Gulf of Thailand. To be held 23 – 26 November at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a key consumer boat show in the region, showcasing global boat brands and marine products to a Thai market with a growing appetite for the marine leisure lifestyle. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya welcomed approximately eight million visitors in H1 2017 with spending up 15 percent on the same period in 2016, while Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations Ranking placed Pattaya as the 20th in the world by number of visitors. “Pattaya is showing strong growth in visitor arrivals and receipts, and is central to the development of the country's Eastern Economic Corridor. Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has an important role to play in this, being the leading platform for marine businesses to promote their products and services to a domestic and international audience. Now in its sixth year, the consumer-focussed show has earned a reputation as being a boat show for boat lovers, where people come to see and test the latest products in the industry, and has a track

record of trade,” said Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, managing director, Ocean Property. Top international yachting brands will exhibit alongside Thailand's leading marine businesses with pleasure yachts and commercial vessels ranging from under 1 million baht to superyachts priced at more than 200 million baht. New and brokerage boats, charter services, Thai boat builders, and a wide range of marine products and services will be on display over the four days. “Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show actively promotes the Gulf of Thailand with its spectacular cruising grounds and worldclass onshore facilities, and generates a direct economic gain for the marine and tourism industries in Thailand's East through trade at the show and business stimulated thereafter. This year we expect the show to exceed more than two billion baht in trade,” added Dr. Tirachai. With the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) a national government priority, Ocean Marina Yacht Club have been actively working with government departments and authorities to promote and develop the East Coast and Gulf of Thailand's marine leisure facilities. “Thailand's East Coast has huge leisure potential. The natural marine assets are relatively untouched and following changes by the Customs Department last year we are receiving more enquiries from international pleasure boats and superyachts who wish to berth themselves in Pattaya and discover the

Gulf of Thailand. We are also seeing more Thai people chartering boats for private vacations and more charter companies opening up in the Gulf region to cater to this market. In terms of day trips to nearby islands, this segment is growing rapidly – in H1 2017 18,000 people on average per month departed from Ocean Marina Yacht Club to the islands, up 60 percent year-on-year. All this bodes well for the local marine industry and provides a solid foundation for further growth of the marine leisure sector in the Gulf of Thailand,” said Scott Finsten, harbour master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Kicking off the Asian boat show season, more than 6,000 people are expected to visit the 20,375 sqm of onshore and in-water exhibition space at the Ocean Marina Pattaya

Boat Show. A multi-billion baht line-up of boats and businesses will be showcasing everything from small day boats to superyachts, marine products and services, luxury cars and property, and all manner of marine gadgets and water toys. Highlights include experiential activities for visitors and in-water demonstrations from Seabreacher, Jetsurf and many more, as well as free daily yacht cruises. Held from November 23 to 26, 2017 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is open daily from 11am to 7 pm (closing at 6 pm on Sunday) and entry is free to all. For more information: website: facebook: oceanmarinapattayaboatshow

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Business News Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts appoints vice president sales to support its business expansion plans

Centara to host Asia’s leading amateur golf championship in Hua Hin

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has appointed experienced hotel professional Julien Bonafous as vice president sales, a new role created to support the hospitality firm’s ongoing expansion drive. Julien, whose 20-year career in the hotel industry has comprised several senior sales and marketing roles with key international players including Starwood, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group, is taking charge of Mövenpick’s sales strategy globally, ensuring the potential of key guest feeder markets continues to be maximised as the company grows. He will be responsible for leading the group’s sales operations, which include 17 international and area sales offices worldwide; ensuring sales activity is aligned to key marketing, revenue and development objectives; plus consolidating top line performance across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and in Asia where the group’s footprint is expanding at pace. “Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has a successful sales and marketing strategy in place, and as the company expands, with new hotels opening globally and many more in the pipeline, it is essential to support this growth by strengthening the commercial team,” said Paul Mulcahy, senior vice president commercial, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. “We have therefore appointed Julien as vice president sales to spearhead a sales strategy that will ensure we continue to drive robust top line performance by maximising

Centara Hotels and Resorts, will again be the main sponsor and host of the Centara World Masters amateur golf tournament in Hua Hin June 10 to 16. 2018 will mark the fifth year of the tournament, which attracts golfers from over 50 countries. It is expected to be bigger and better than ever, as it combines a week of golf at some of Thailand’s best courses with social and entertainment activities in this famous seaside resort town. The 2017 tournament, recently completed, was lauded by participants for its beautiful courses and excellent organisation, along with world class accommodationsand gala events at Centara’s famous resort in Hua Hin. Next year’s tournament will feature four outstanding courses. Players will enjoy one round each at Springfield Royal Country Club, Black Mountain, Banyan Golf Club and Imperial Lake View. Carts, caddies will be provided at each course, and each player will be assigned a caddie wearing a bib with the player’s name and country flag. The tournament will be open to men and women over 35. Centara Hotels and Resorts is the major sponsor. Most golfers choose to stay at the ideally located Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas in Hua Hin. Established in the 1920s, the resort has been restored and renovated with all the modern luxuries and conveniences, while retaining the magic of elegant, bygone eras. Taking full advantage of Centara's beachfront location, the opening night welcome dinner and gala presentation dinners are hosted around the resort pool with the beach as a stunning backdrop. Golfers gather each night during the tournament for 19th Hole festivities where tempting Thai cuisine and

Chang beer flow and daily golf winners are celebrated. “At Centara, we have 37 hotels and resorts internationally, including many in golfing paradises such as Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand, and Danangin Vietnam. We look forward to welcoming many more

golfers, friends and families not only to Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas, Hua Hin, for the acclaimed Centara World Masters event next year, but also to our array of city and tropical beachfront locations year round” said Thirayuth Chirativat – chief executive officer, Centara Hotels and Resorts.

Best Western® Hotels and Resorts announced that its new, highly-anticipated hotel, BluPhere Pattaya, BW Premier Collection, was honored at the Thailand Property Awards 2017. BluPhere Pattaya,BW Premier Collection received three honors. This contemporary seafront property was named as the winner of the Best Low-Rise Condo Architectural Design (Resort) title, and was also highly commended in the Best Condo Interior Design and Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design categories. A successful partnership with the Habitat Group has seen the development of two exciting new upscale properties on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard: BluPhere Pattaya, BW Premier Collection, and Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya.

Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s managing director of International Operations - Asia, was present at the award ceremony. “We are proud to be working with the Habitat Group, which has proven to be an excellent partner for Best Western,” Olivier said. “We have collaborated closely with the Habitat Group for several years and I have been hugely impressed with their professionalism and the quality of their properties.” “To have been honored at the Thailand Property Awards 2017 is testament to the excellence of their developments, and also a great reflection of the exciting new era of Best Western hotels that are now rising all across Asia,” continued Olivier. “Following the celebration of these awards, we can’t wait

to welcome our guests to Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya and BluPhere Pattaya,BW Premier Collection, so that they can see why it received the Best Low-Rise Condo Architectural Design (Resort) title,” Olivier concluded. Habitat Group also won the ‘Best Housing Development (Eastern Seaboard)’ award and was highly commended in the ‘Best Housing Architectural Design’ category for its X2 Pattaya Oceanphere development. Located close to the beach in Na Jomtien, overlooking the glistening waters of the Gulf of Thailand, BluPhere Pattaya, BW Premier Collection, will open its doors to guests in 2020. Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2018.

our sales potential in new and existing source markets. I’d like to welcome Julien to the executive team as we embark on this exciting phase in our business development.” Julien is an award-winning sales professional with extensive global experience and a proven track record driving revenue for leading international hotel groups. Before joining Mövenpick earlier this month, he was director, Global Sales Office, Middle East, Greece and Turkey for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to this, he was director, International Sales, Middle East and Africa, at Hilton Hotels. Julien is a graduate of the Vatel International Hospitality Business School in Paris, France, where he graduated with a major in Hospitality Management. He is fluent in French and English and has lived with his family in Dubai for the last decade.

Best Western and Habitat Group celebrate success at Thailand Property Awards 2017

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Business News The Westin Grande Sukhumvit appointed New General Manager Peter Nicholas Lucas has been appointed as General Manager of The Westin Grande Sukhumvit. “I am excited to have this opportunity to develop such an accomplished and dynamic hotel in the heart of Asia’s most vibrant city,” he said. “I’m looking forward to steering The Westin Grande Sukhumvit to the next level of guest experience.” Lucas has a strong background in all phases of hotel management, including outstanding communication and planning skills. Highly motivated and team oriented he joins the hotel fresh from another Marriott Group hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, where he was general manager since February 2015. Prior to that he was general manager of Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18 from February 2012. He was previously Executive Assistant Manager at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort Siem Reap, Cambodia, from April 2010. Previous properties in his portfolio include Hilton Melbourne Airport Melbourne; Hilton Petaling Jaya Kuala Lumpur; Hilton Hua

Hin Resort & Spa Hua Hin; Conrad Tokyo, and; Hilton Tokyo. His training assignments took him to Hilton Tokyo Bay, and Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa, having entered the profession at Swiss Grand Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney. He graduated with Merit from the University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality Management & Marketing), having previously acquired a Diploma in Hotel Operations/Management at Kenvale College Sydney,. Besides his native English language, he speaks intermediate level Japanese.

67 Thai companies receives T Mark as a Certification of International Standards The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, organized an awards ceremony to certify 67 Thai companies that have received Thailand Trust Mark (T Mark) as a certification of international standards at the Ministry of Commerce on September 18. WinichaiChamchaeng, vice minister of the Ministry of Commerce presided over the ceremony which was held with the aim to certify that products and services from Thailand are of high quality and truly made

with the heart. “The global market is highly competitive. Companies in every country have different marketing strategies to increase their strengths and selling points in order to capture the hearts of consumers. Consumers today are much more concerned about the quality of products and services as well as the company’s responsibility towards society and the environment,” said Winichai Chamchaeng. With these concerns in mind, the DITP established T Mark to

Goodyear announces new senior leadership roles The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company recently named new leaders in two of its strategic business units. Ryan Patterson has been named president of Goodyear’s Asia Pacific business unit. He has been president of the company’s North America consumer business since September 2014. Chris Delaney has been named president of Goodyear’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit. He precedes Patterson, having been president of the company’s Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015. “With the announcement, today of new roles for Chris and Ryan, we are placing proven Goodyear leaders in key roles that will enable us to further execute our strategy, deliver on our business objectives and create sustainable value for our shareholders,” said Goodyear chairman and chief executive officer Richard J. Kramer. Patterson, 43, began his Goodyear career in 2002 with roles of increasing responsibility in Latin America. He has been part of Goodyear’s North America leadership team since 2008, first as finance director, consumer, and then in 2012, as vice president, consumer operations and customer development. In that role, he was responsible for guiding the consumer organization’s channel sales and customer marketing teams and bringing winning strategies and solutions to Goodyear’s customers. communicate to consumers that T Mark products and services are trustworthy in every dimension from the highest standard of production, fair labor, giving consideration to environmental concerns and social responsibility. Companies with T Mark are required to renew their membership every three years, thus, they must keep up their standards as assessments are made every three years. “Thai products and services are already well-known in international markets. The DITP finds that T Mark is an important factor that positively influences the decision-making process of foreign buyers in purchasing products and services from Thailand as they are confident that these products and services are carefully made in Thailand with high quality.” This year, 67 companies have met the requirements to be certified with T Mark, with 20 companies from the food industry, 14 companies from the heavy industry, 12 companies from the lifestyle products industry, two companies from the fashion industry and 19 companies from other industries.

He has been president, of the North American consumer tire business since September 2014. A key architect of Goodyear’s North America consumer strategy and its focus on high-value segments, Patterson played an integral role in the turnaround of that business. He led the creation and activation of North America’s aligned distribution model, helping Goodyear become a better supplier to its customers. Delaney, 56, led Goodyear’s Asia Pacific business for the past two years. Under his guidance, that business delivered record results and increased the value of its brand. By launching award-winning tires and improving the company’s mix of product offerings, Goodyear has earned a leadership position in key emerging markets in the region. Also, Delaney expanded the footprint of Goodyear retail outlets across China and drove the company’s increased presence in rapidly growing cities in the country. Delaney joined Goodyear in August 2015, following four years

as the chief executive officer of Goodman Fielder Limited, the largest public food company in Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive leadership experience in both North America and Europe, working in sales and business development in Europe for Procter & Gamble before becoming vice president and general manager for P&G in the Middle East. He also led international sales for the Campbell Soup Company before becoming its president, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific. Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop stateof-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to corporate.

Companies that have received the certification may put the T Mark symbol on their products and packaging to promote the image of the product to consumers both in Thailand and in other countries. T Mark members also receive privileges from the DITP such as opportunities for brand exposure in domestic and international media as well as support in business development, from joining the T Mark Festival, joining training sessions in the T Mark Training Series and joining the Road to Shanghai program that helps develop business strategies to enter the luxury market in China. 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, 763 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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Business News The magnificent seventh Shell celebrates its 125th anniversary celebration of Siam anniversary in Thailand Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrated its seventh anniversary of providing unrivalled comfort and luxury to guests to a traditional Thai classical masked dance based upon Ramayana (or Ramakien Epic). The performance took place in the lavish setting of the hotel’s spacious lobby on September 27. This classical ‘Khon’ performance was formerly witnessed only at the royal court, performed by men in masks accompanied by narrators and a traditional ‘Pipphat’ ensemble playing classical Thai music on wind and percussion instruments. Hotel guests and visitors watched the performance – an episode from Ramayana Epic called Phra Ram and Thotsakan in Combat or The Royal Battle by members of the Fine Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture. This episode portrays the royal battle between Phra Ram (Rama) and his brother Pra Lak (Lakshmana) on one side and

Thotsakan (Rayana), the demon king of Krung Longka (known as Sri Lanka) on the other side. As Thotsakan sweeps aside monkey warriors he provokes Phra Ram (Rama) and Phra Lak, and challenges them to individual combat – an invitation accepted by royal brothers without hesitation. Hanuman, the white monkey, also joins in the fray on Rama’s side. The battle is pursued in earnest but, after a short while, Thotsakan withdraws and retreats into Krung Longka (Sri

Lanka) with his army of demons. “This Khon performance undoubtedly enchanted our guests and visitors as we welcomed remarkable Thai culture whilst celebrating our hotel’s seventh anniversary,” said hotel General Manager Samir Wildemann. “We are eager to share with our guests the essence of Thai culture. The traditional Thai classical masked dance symbolizes the nobility, elegance and gracefulness of that era. It was a mesmerising performance.”

Shell Thailand celebrated 125 years of operations in Thailand last week by affirming it will continue to deliver on its mission of “Making Life’s Journey Better.” Over 100 honorable guests, including senior representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Industry, together with ambassadors and leading business executives, joined Shell to commemorate this special occasion at an anniversary appreciation dinner held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

Socomec launches the new Thailand website

Montazure scoops five accolades including Best Mixed Use Development at Thailand Property Awards 2017

Phuket’s expansive, fast-growing mixed-use development in Kamala, MontAzure, performed very well for the second year running at Asia’s largest real estate awards. MontAzure claimed the prestigious award for Best Mixed Use Development, as well as receiving the Special Recognition in Sustainable Development award, and also being highly commended in the Best Universal Design Development category. Meanwhile, Twinpalms Residences MontAzure was highly commended in the Best Condo Development (Phuket) category,

and the landmark luxury beachfront condominium project was also on the list of developments recognised for Best Low-Rise Condo Architectural Design (Resort). Setthaphol Boottho, executive director at MontAzure, said, “It’s very satisfying that independent professional industry judges recognised MontAzure for the second year running as one of Thailand's most outstanding developments. Our goal has always been to set a new benchmark for mixed-use residential resorts in Asia, and with the right brands and partners on board we are certainly achieving this.”

Each of MontAzure’s world-class components offers its own distinctive lifestyle and investment appeal. The beachfront condominiums at Twinpalms Residences MontAzure provide unrivalled oceanfront living and are on schedule for completion next year. These will be followed by the launch of the InterContinental Phuket Resort, which broke ground last month. Café Del Mar, the famous brand from Ibiza, is already open and performing well, as is HQ Beach Lounge. Both venues offer relaxed dining and exciting beachside entertainment options. Four of Thailand’s leading real

Socomec launched fullyfeatured Thailand www.socomec. dedicated to the customers, partners and followers of Socomec in Thailand. The site includes extensive product information to help everyone understand Socomec complete range of innovative power solutions in its four fields of expertise: Critical power, power control and safety, energy efficiency and expert services. These four areas of expertise have been redefined and refocused as part of the new organization in place since the beginning of 2013 which regroup the company’s main functions under

the same chain of responsibility: sales networks, production sites, technological research, the supply chain, etc. Technical data, videos and application guides work together to provide an overview of Socomec capabilities across all segments. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology, so that the site is compatible with today's browsers and mobile devices. The new website is just the start of the series of exciting digital transformation and marketing initiatives to expand in this region.

estate developers - Nye Estate, Chewathai Plc., L.P.N. Development Plc., and CH. Karnchang Plc. recently announced plans to launch Kamala Senior Living – a luxury retirement village within MontAzure that will offer residents an exclusive active lifestyle within a secure gated community. “MontAzure attracts a wide range of sophisticated investors and lifestyle aficionados from around the world and we are privileged to have

some of the region's best master planners, architects and interior designers working on different parts of the development. The awards are a recognition of the ongoing efforts of the entire team, without whom we would not be able to succeed and grow,” added Boottho. The 12th edition of the Thailand Property Awards Gala Dinner event was presented and organised by PropertyGuru International, Asia’s leading online property group.


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and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Ma g n i f i c e n t C o u n t r y Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

Siam Countr y Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR1601) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

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Pool Villa for Sale

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

Condos for Sale

V N 3 Condo Pattaya. The V N Residence 3 condo has is located in the quiet and peaceful Prathumnak Road Soi 5. The condominium has 53 apartments spread over 7 floors, a basement parking lot, rooftop common area with swimming pool, gym and relaxation area. 3x1 Bedroom condos ONLY 2.79 MB per unit. 60% finance is available subject to terms and conditions. Call +66 (0)38 250 944 or +66 (0)856 981 023 The Cloud Condominium – Pratumnak. 2 Bedrooms 48 Sqm From 4.32 MB. Up To 60% Finance Available (subject to t&c’s). Features Include: 24/7 CCTV & Security, Fire Alarms & Escapes, Smoke Detectors With Sprinkler Systems, Atrium Garden, Infinity Pool, Modern Bathroom 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: or visit our website at www. (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2

Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) Sp a c i o u s 1 B e d r o o m Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR3478) Sa n c t u a r y C o n d o f o r Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and

081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871)


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Classified Condos for Rent

Condos for Sale

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. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2507)

B e a c h f ro n t L i v i n g i n Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1255)

Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 1 B e d r o o m / 1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6284) G o r g e o u s Pe n t h o u s e Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793)

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

Apartment for Rent

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

Land for Sale

Land for Long Term Lease. Location: Sukhumvit Road, right on the Pattaya Klang intersection, where the new tunnel has been made. Size: 8 Rai land, dimensions 40 meter wide 320 meters long. Suitable for driving range, full spa concept, school, apartments, storage, etc. Interested call Danny at 081 949 8702 or 090 786 9949 Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For

appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Se l l i n g Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706)

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


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Land for Sale

Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0978) Na Jomtien – Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 21.5 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0013)

Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s

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Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

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

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

Vehicles for Sale

Honda City 2010 sell 350,000 baht. Call 085 146 1499 Nissan Nivara Calibre 2.5 Turbo Diesel Sports Version 4 Door Automatic. 2012 manufactured (top model) silver with black leather uprated suspension factory alloy wheels two air bags cruise control electric Windows / door mirrors new stainless steel roll bar side steps roof rack CD player etc one lady owner 68000kms full service history. Immaculate inside and out and drives like new 1st class insurance and tax have all papers and blue book for transfer real

Pizzeria/Café for Lease

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

Land for long term lease

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

Retail shop for rent

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

Interested call Danny at 081-9498702 or 090-7869949

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bargain. Call 087 139 1539 Chevrolet Colorado 7seater Mpv 3.0 Turbo Diesel 4x4 Automatic all roader built by thairung using all mechanics from Isuzu basically the same as Isuzu mu7 car was sold new in 2010 it’s finished in metallic black with beige hide interior refinements such as front and rear a/c two TVs cruise control electric Windows alloy wheels and so much more magnificent looking all purpose vehicle drives superb such value. Have everything for transfer. Call 087 139 1539 Suzuki Swift RX – 2015. Purchased in Pattaya for

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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 435,000 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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Youth Focus GIS praised after IB review by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has praised Garden International School (GIS) following a five-year review. The review, which is a standard procedure for all IB World schools, looked at every aspect of how the IB Diploma Programme is run at GIS. This included examining the curriculum, the school's educational beliefs, its leadership, resources and the teaching and learning that takes place. The 30,000-word document, written by GIS, was sent off earlier this year and the IBO has now released its findings. They found that: 'Based on the findings included in the report, the IB has not identified any matters to be addressed.' The report also commended GIS in several areas, including how the

school promotes Thai language by offering Thai A as a subject (and discounts for students taking it) and also how the IB's learner profile is reflected in several subjects. IB Co-ordinator Mark Beales said, "It's fantastic news to have such a positive report. This confirms everything that we already believed about GIS - that we offer excellent-value education and the highest academic levels." News of the review comes

after this year's examination results, where for the secondyear running GIS students had a 100 percent pass rate in the IB Diploma. The IB Diploma is the world's leading qualification for 16 to 18 year olds. It is a challenging course that opens doors to the world's leading universities. GIS is the most experienced IB Diploma school in this part of Thailand. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

National Jet Ski Champion at Regents by Susan Dineen As a school, we are focused on helping our students achieve the greatest academic achievements, but we also encourage them to be ambitious, believing there is no limit to what our students can achieve. One of our Year 13 students is a fantastic example of this philosophy having become a Jet Ski Champion this summer at the age of 17. She is an amazing competitor and has been a rising star in the Jet Ski world since her first competition at just 9 years old. Jet (her nickname of course!) is a Thai-born student and has been a part of our Regents International community since Early Primary. Her talent for the water sport was first put into practice when she was only six years old, when her father started to show her how to jet ski. Three years later, when she was only 9 years old, she took part in her first Jet Ski competition,

although she didn’t realise it was a competition at the time. She put in an impressive performance and walked away as the Junior Champion. This summer she competed in the Jet Ski Pro Tour 2017 Thailand Championships and turned in an exciting performance to walk away as the youngest Champion

in this competition. Now Jet has her sights firmly set on becoming Champion in the next league, Pro Am. But her ambitions go even further – her ultimate goal is to become a World Jet Ski Champion, just like her father. Susan Dineen is the director of Admissions and Marketing at Regents International.

Mooltripakdee International School is adding new programs!

by Sandra Haeberli

If you have been wondering what has been going on at MIS, here is a bit of an update. First thing to mention, the children and teachers have returned after a long (but well deserved) summer holiday break. It is very nice to see everyone back again and to welcome many new faces to our school. Another thing: MIS is gr- o- w -I –N-G! A few new changes happened during the holidays. We added three new Primary Year classes, a second art class and a new Year 10! We welcome our new teachers and wish them much happiness and success here at MIS. We are anxiously awaiting the completion of our newest building which will house our extra subject classes, sometime in early 2018. Our sports teachers and coaches have already begun signing up students who would like to participate in our school’s boys’ and girls’ basketball and football teams. These teams will represent our school and compete against other international schools locally. Also, we have some new afterschool sports activities for teachers which offer a great way for them to get fit and stay in shape with various games and aerobics during the week. Music and drama classes are underway with lots of creativity and excitement planned for this term. With song writing and play rehearsal being taught, we hope to see and hear from them in the very near future! Lunchtime drama classes and an afterschool singing and acting club is offered to those students who wish to further expand their hidden talents. Some other exciting events are happening with our swim classes. There are several swimming galas scheduled throughout this

term with other international schools. Our students spend time every week improving their technique and building up their fitness so they can compete at a proper level. MIS will be hosting a swim gala on November 23, so keep this on your calendar. The Art teachers are planning many different activities for their students to help develop their skills in drawing, crafting, painting, sculpting and other techniques of art. We look forward to seeing some great pieces of artwork being displayed around our school. Last but not least, if you walk around our school you can’t help but notice all of the wonderful new green plants and fragrant flowers

that have been planted to make our surroundings as beautiful as they can be. We have our own mini tropical oasis right outside every door!There is also new, interesting and colourful playground equipment on the Primary playground. Our environment is fantastic! Well, as you can see there is so much going on in our school and this is just the beginning. We are off to a great start with great teachers and great planning. Even with all this there is so much more to come. We wish all of our students and teachers a wonderful first term and happy school year. Sandra Haeberli is a ESL Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That

Corteguay belongs to the Revolution! It always has and always will

In his later years Lewis Gilbert, director of the 1969 big screen disappointment The Adventurers, appeared on Desert Island Discs and freely admitted this was the worst movie he had ever made. The acting and the storyline were crap, he claimed, but the music was OK. Based on a novel by Harold Robinson (or Harold Robinson if you prefer Basil Fawlty’s version in Fawlty Towers), The Adventurers came out just when censorship codes were being relaxed in the United States. Thus the movie is caught between the old and the new. In some ways it is a stilted soap opera about the crimes of the rich and the powerful, but in other ways it’s all about bums, tits and nudity. The Adventurers in other words is a mish-mash. The movie tells the story of Dax Xenos (Bekim Fehmiu) who flees the troubled South

American dictatorship if Corteguay at a young age after his mother is raped and murdered by government thugs. Vowing one day to return for revenge, Dax grows up in Italy and becomes a gigolo who goes to bed with middle aged, rich women for a handsome fee. Olivia de Havilland is one of the unlikely objects of his forced intercourse. Dax drifts from one woman to another – in a forthcoming movie remake the character is inevitably bisexual – whilst his home country of Corteguay drifts from crisis to crisis under the military autocracy of “senor presidente” general Rojo, played far too stiffly by Alan Badel. Eventually, Dax does help bring about the fall and murder of the dictator but is then promptly shot dead by the incoming president who promises to be even worse

than the last one. The acting of the often famous actors is really dreadful. Bekim Fehmiu, a new actor from Hungary, failed to impress and soon disappeared altogether from the movie circuit. Charles Aznavour unconvincingly plays a deceitful spy for general Rojo and ends up being left to starve to death in his own secret torture chamber. Ernest Borgnine seems to play his role as friend and adviser to Dax as if he is still Ragnar the Dreaded in The Vikings. Even some of the smaller parts are strangely cast. Sydney Tafler, who many will remember from his Ealing comedy successes, surprisingly turns up in The Adventurers as the head of the secret police whose job it is to kill off anyone vaguely suspected of “treason”. Presumably he was chosen for the part of colonel Guttierez because, with round glasses, Tafler does rather remind everybody of Heinrich Himmler. Corteguay is a fictitious

country and much of the film was shot in Columbia. To be fair, the rural sequences are beautifully photographed in colour which show up particularly well in the DVD version of this movie. Much of the screen fighting is done by Columbian soldiers, as actors, and they perform a convincing job. Many of them must have seen real active service in Columbia’s drugs and frontier wars. The crowd scenes are particularly well done throughout the film. The Adventurers also has a lot of unintentional comedy. One of the actresses falls off a swing during an unwanted pregnancy and the music is wholly inappropriate, resembling a Tom and Jerry chase. One of the actors finds his wife in a compromising position with another woman and exclaims, “Well, we have something in common at least!” without apparently appreciating either the humour or the ambiguity in the remark.

In spite of everything, the basic political message of The Adventurers has stood the test of time: the reality that as one military dictator follows another in coup and violence

ridden societies, the next one tends to be worse than the last. In view of the 2011 Arab Spring, we might all do well to remember that truism.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

Popular Conspiracy Theories Elvis Wanted Dead or Alive!

If Elvis were still alive he’d be in his late 70s now. Of course, there are many reasons to believe the singing sensation is dead. But what of the opinion of many thousands today that the corpse in the coffin in 1977 was not actually the King after all? For starters, they say, the middle name of Elvis is spelt wrongly on the grave: his middle name was Aron but the tombstone transcribed it Aaron. His father would surely never have allowed this to happen. When Elvis’ name was misspelled on the birth certificate, dad went to enormous lengths to have it changed. Surely the family would never have allowed such a crass mistake after the death of their loved one. As is well known, Elvis gained a great deal of weight in his final years thanks to a diet of junk food. At his death he was around 250 pounds, yet the death certificate lists him as a reasonable 170 pounds. Something odd here, especially as the original death certificate disappeared and the

surviving one is dated two months after his so-called fatal heart attack. Then again, why did Elvis’ coffin weigh 900 pounds? He can’t have been that big. Attendants at the funeral reported that the air around the coffin was decidedly cool so maybe they were carrying a hidden air conditioning unit to keep the body from decomposing. Except that it wasn’t a body at all but a wax model. After all many people who inspected the open casket said he looked rather waxy. Not to mention that his hands looked soft and pudgy whereas the real Elvis was an eighthdegree black-belt whose fingers and palms were rough with calluses. Anyway, the funeral was scarcely over before a man looking very like Elvis boarded a plane for Buenos Aires, paid in cash, and using the name John Burrows. But wait a moment. John Burrows was the name Elvis used as an alias several times. And why did the Elvis’ treasured books – the bible and Chiro’s book of num-

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(Jan 23 – Feb  Aquarius 22) Because you tell lies

bers amongst them – never show up again? Perhaps he took them as hand-luggage on the plane. The day after Elvis’ presumed death, a woman named Lucy de Barbon and a former lover, received a single rose in the mail. The card indicated that the flower was sent from “El Lancelot” which had been her pet name for Elvis and one which nobody else knew. Since flowers can’t be sent from beyond the grave, the implications are obvious you might think. Elvis wasn’t dead but did not want to be found. Elvis had many reasons to fake his own death. He had recently lost millions of dollars in a real estate deal with a California-based organization, The Fraternity, with links to the mafia. In addition, the King was a prisoner of his own fame. Sometimes, when he wanted to leave Graceland, he would send out look-alikes to distract his followers. He was even known to ride in the trunk of someone’s car to avoid detection. Everywhere he went he was overwhelmed by fans. At the time of his death, Elvis was nearing the end of his career. He was 42 and his hair was beginning to go gray. He was grossly overweight and his voice was starting to weaken. The King would never want his fans to see him in such an unhealthy condition over time. Additionally he knew how to fake his own death as he was a pharmaceutical expert, knowing which drugs to administer to create a deathlike state. There were rumours at the time that mortuary staff had been paid a higher fee than was usual. Had they been bought off? Then there are the sightings – thousands of them over the years from Seattle to Singapore and all points between and beyond. There is even a photo of him taken in the Royal Cliff Hotel, near Pattaya, in 1983, although it’s true that Elvis has his back to the camera. Surely all these people can’t be wrong. It seems that Elvis Presley is worth more dead than alive. By faking his own death and relocating with a new identity, he is safe from his fans and the mafia whilst Graceland can reap immense financial benefits from all that attention. Meanwhile Elvis is known – absolutely and definitely – to be a regular at McDonald's near Walking Street. And with double fries please!

much of the time, nobody of consequence trusts you. This is why you are interviewed in the supervisor’s office every time you approach the immigration desk at Bangkok airport. Don’t believe the rumour that you will soon be going on a long journey. In fact, it’s only a few kilometers to the local crematorium. Pisces (Feb 23 – Mar 22) True, you are brimming with self-confidence but the downside is that you think everyone else is a complete dickhead. This explains why you are never invited to parties and why most people won’t sit next to you in a baht bus. All the heavenly signs agree that most Pisces are, and will always be, complete burks. Aries (Mar23 – Apr 22) You have a wild imagination and think everyone is following you with an axe which is stupid. The only time it happened was when you walked out of an Indian restaurant without paying the bill. Your finances are suspect and don’t be surprised if you are refused admittance to the better supermarkets in town. Taurus (Apr 23 – May 22) Apart from being bullheaded, you are a hopeless drunk like most people born under this particular animal. This condition has caused you to neglect personal hygiene to the extent that most laundries reject your business or add a stiff surcharge. You need to note that seven alcohol units a week does not mean seven large bottles of imported Scotch. Gemini (May 23 – June 22) You are popular only because you are a bisexual with a big bank balance. You are inclined to expect too much for too little which results in your being regarded as a Cheap Charlie. Geminis are notorious for hoarding pornography and continually changing their personal computer password. Cancer (June 23 – July 22) You are sympathetic to other people’s problems which is why you are a sucker who has lost all the money you brought to this country. If Pattaya had a welfare fund for foreigners, you would certainly be a prime candidate. As it is, and just like other Cancer persons, you will likely spend much of your later life in prison.

by Madam Zyra

(July 23 – Aug 22)  Leo Although you consider

yourself to be a born leader, others think you are an idiot. This is why there is always a poor attendance at the expatriate society when you are the guest speaker. Your arrogance is absolutely disgusting and, to cap it all, you are a thieving soand-so. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) You are a complete cheapskate who looks for balloons outside a bar since you suspect there will be a free buffet on offer. Most Virgos came to Pattaya to find non expensive sex although they usually claim to be interested in temples and elephants. Virgos make excellent pimps. Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) You are the artistic type who spends a lot of time on Thepprasit Road. You are looking for people who can debate the Renaissance era with you. In other words, your chances of ever being employed or having any serious cash are zero. Be careful if you are a woman as most Libras are whores. Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 22) You are the worst of the lot, self centred, clever but totally untrustworthy. Nobody would ever let you borrow their condo ownership papers even for a moment and for obvious reasons. You wanted to be a lawyer but failed your exams. The chances of Scorpios being murdered are higher than average. Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22) Because you believe that life is a complete lottery, you have a reckless tendency to rely on luck rather than on common sense. Your chances of being involved in a serious road accident are much higher than average, especially as Sagittarians are well known as hopeless drunks. Capricorn (Dec 23 – Jan 22) You are a total failure in every respect and came to Pattaya to be with others of your goatish kind. You are incapable of the simplest operations and invariably cause an area power outage when you try to change a bulb. The stars are unanimous that you should commit suicide and save us all a great deal of inconvenience during the current hot weather.


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Local Sports

Bunker boys golf Than City G.C. Our golf tour of Bangkok kicked off on a bright note at the beautiful Thana City course just 30 minutes drive from downtown Bangkok. Opened in 1993, this is the only Greg Norman designed course in Thailand. Par 72, 7,000 and eight yards, the course is set in beautifully landscaped surrounds and provides a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Most holes have water in play somewhere and add to the challenge and the intimidation factor. The clubhouse and facilities although undergoing major renovations, were top class and staff and caddies were professional as expected from a course of this standard. As always there were some things whinge about; the greens had recently been heavily sanded and were variable in speed, a late arriving three ball was put out on the tenth tee in front of our lead group and slowed play a little, and planes constantly taking off from nearby Suvarnabhumi were a bit of a distraction. Whilst the course is at least 15 minutes extra travel time from Pattaya than Bangkapong or Royal Lakeside, it is certainly worth consideration for inclusion on the Pattaya playing roster especially at sports day rates. The star of today’s round was Neil Carter, but Jimmy Carr was afflicted by a serious bout of a peculiar South African disease, (i. e.) getting lost and a full four hours later Jimmy was still trying to complete a 30 minute trip. Results: 1st - Neil Carter (12) 37 points 2nd - Alan Sullivan (15) 32 points 3rd - Les Cobban (7) 29 points Near pins: Les Hall, Alan Sullivan, Jimmy Carr Lam Luk Ka The second day of our Bangkok golfing adventure was at the beautiful Lam Luk Ka Country Club. We were allocated the  A/B East (Championship Course). This is a course not for the faint-hearted, there was water on every hole so straight shooting was at a premium. At 6,635 yards off the yellow tees and well watered, the course played to its full length, even our longest hitters struggled to hit the par fours in regulation, so anyone planning to play this course needs to bring their A game. On reflection, we may have had much more success off the white tees as in many cases the yellow and blue tees were in the same place. Our round started off slowly with a five ball group at the front of the queue. They seemed to have little understanding of the etiquette of golf, and no consideration for anyone else and held up the whole course for six holes until the marshal intervened and removed them to another part of the course. Thereafter play was at normal speed and far more enjoyable. It’s fair to say that nobody covered themselves in glory today, scoring was on the very low side with only two players breaking 30 points. At the end of the round, Neil Carter and Michael Brett were locked together on 31 points and had to be separated by countback, the latter taking the spoils with the better closing holes. One notable incident occurred on the second fairway when a crow swooped down, picked up Neil Carter’s ball in its beak and flew away with it, seen many times on YouTube but never in real life. Results: 1st - Mike Brett (15) 31 points oco 2nd - Neil Carter (12) 31 points 3rd - Alan Sullivan (15) 29 points Near pins: Les Hall, Les Cobban Panya Indra Panya Indra, host venue for last week’s Thailand Ladies Masters was next on the list for

by Frank Quinlan

the Bunker Boys visit to Bangkok. Many of our group were suffering golf fatigue and decided to sit out today’s round so a very low turnout. The golf course looked at first glance to be a fairly easy open course, but how wrong can first impressions be. Only two holes were without a water hazard, bunkers were very strategically placed and numerous and even off the white tees the course was long with several parr fours in excess of 400 yards. Scoring was difficult with no one managing to return a decent score. Les Cobban after a shocker on the previous day returned to form and looked like posting a decent score only to fall away still coming in first with 32 points.

Rudy Came he saw he conquered! by J Olsen

placed Mashi Kaneta. Bangpra Still suffering from the lack of Punters in With a small field we only played one Pattaya, we ventured out with 12 eager and division two placings, with all the novelties in enthusiastic golfers all prepared to go into play! battle with the monkeys at Bangpra. Results: It was such a shame that our numbers were 1st - Rudy Regenass (16) 34 points 2nd - Mashi Kaneta (17) 33 points low as we were heading to a great course that always comes up in tip top condition. I keep forgetting just how good a nick this course NTP’s 2 - Steve Younger is the staff must be congratulated on the fine 8 - Takeshi Hakozaki job that they do. The Greens were a bit slower 12 - D-For than normal but still good to putt on. The Results: 17 - Glenn Smith weather appeared to be in our favor, with rain 1st - Les Cobban (7) 32 points                         threatening    all the way out to the course. It did 2nd - Mike Brett (15) 29 points not arrive, if anything the day got warmer as we Longest 1 Putt: 3rd - Jimmy Carr (16) 28 points 9 - D-For went along. We attacked the course from the white 18 - John Edwards Near pins: None tees, and Rudy was out to show that he meant Resident donation collector, D-for business from the start. First game back with Subhapruek Course us he returned with 34 points to take out first. gratefully received significant donations from The last day of our Bangkok sojourn started He only ended up one shot in front of second the players and they are thanked for their on an optimistic note, many of our team who sat continued contributions. All out yesterday’s round were well rested, full of beans ‘D-for’ donations go to the PSC to and ready to play. The Muang Kaew course looked be directed to projects to assist the fantastic on the drive in and the prospect of a nice needy children of Pattaya. breakfast prior to play was enticing. On arrival The GS is a “friendly” golf we found we could not book in for 40 minutes outlet and caters for and encourages which was no problem as breakfast beckoned. A all golfers, young and old, male or little while later we found our booking had been female to have a hit on any of our put back an hour without notice, a little bit of a weekly outings. We generally play downer but still no great drama. The sucker punch Mondays and Thursdays at one of came when those with girlfriends were informed the many fine golf courses in and that they would have to pay 1,550 baht each for around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey their partners to accompany them onto the course if you are interested in playing on with a caddie and cart. This was presented as a 0861 503086. Jerry Dobbs with winner Rudy Regenass non-negotiable take it or leave it offer which was a bridge too far for us so we did leave it. After a quick ring around a new game was by Derek Brook organised at the Subhapruek course. This course was not to the same standard but nonetheless a Royal Lakeside (Stableford) good points. The winning very difficult to get out of very acceptable replacement and much closer to They do say that if you are score here is usually in the and if your ball hit into the a bit sleepy, close your eyes forties and thus is well liked side it could be hard to find. and take a 20 minute of shut by the players. It is nice However all in all a fine day eye or a nap as we say and sometimes to know you are out and enjoyed by all. The drive back from you will be much better. So I not going to get nailed to always make sure that I book the floor by the course. The there is usually quite busy this course every month and clubhouse is imposing and the at the time we usually leave, make sure I do sit in the back course is very straight forward however despite the fact in a with hazards ahead well pickup back seats tend to be of Mashi’s car. They talk about the best foreseeable. Stand on the first uncomfortable, part of the laid plans of mice and men, tee and you have a positive journey seems to have been well some bright spark had direction to hit the ball and lost. But then I am known to be good at resting my eyes run into the side of his car so hazards are to be seen. On the day the fairways in in almost any circumstances. instead of his nice new Honda Civic he brought his lady's places were a bit soggy but the Comes with plenty of practice. When it was time for pickup. Let me tell you that carts were allowed to generally cart springs are difficult to get you somewhere near to the the results it was obvious close your eyes over, however ball. The rough was reasonably that the last fourball had just I have to say it is better than forgiving, and the greens about cleaned up and despite walking, so the drive up there were fast and true. The main the organiser demanding a First day at Than City Golf Course was still exciting as usual in drawback was the heat and blood test all turned out well. the strong wind that seemed The average score of the last Mashi style. Pattaya for the trip home. Although not an easy This is a course you can to blow hard all the day. The group was 40.5 points. Really course it was still much easier than the previous usually score well on and get bunkers were a bit soft and outstanding. three days and this was reflected in the scoring. The winner with 41 Les Cobban continued his good form from the points was Brian Parish on a previous day and took the honours. countback over Andre Van Of all the courses played the general concensus Dyk in second. We then had of opinion was that Thana City come out on top a three-way countback on 40 in terms of quality of playing surface and layout, points that saw John Davis the only drawback being the overhead aircraft in third and Nigel Perry in noise. fourth. Dick Warberg just missed out, however, he did Results: have a good front nine. 1st - Les Cobban (7) 35 points The best front nine, non 2nd - Neil Carter (12) 34 points winner, was Dick Warberg 3rd - Alan Sullivan (15) 33 points                                 with 22 points and the best back nine was Don Carmody The winners still in the swing Near pins: Neil Carter (2), Geoff Parker (2)  with 18 points. T.T.F.N. with one of BJ’s finest. Brian left and AVD right.

PSC Tropical golf from BJ's


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Local Sports John Davis wins on a rainy day at Emerald Emerald – St Emerald, not a course we visit often, but an interesting and challenging layout. This is only the second visit for the group this year and with recent reports of green maintenance going on, we set off with questions in mind of what we would find. However with the very good rate in effect for green fee, caddie, and cart, it seemed worth the trip no matter what. After all, the courses do have to perform the maintenance or there would be complaints about that and, with some rain and warm sunshine, greens can recover quickly. Arrival and check-in were smooth and we were soon off under cloudy skies with no groups in front or waiting to follow. As we worked our way around the front

nine there were no signs of greens maintenance and they were rolling true, at a good speed, but typically “quick” if putting down a slope. After the turn, the skies darkened and the drizzle started, turning into a steady, drenching rain, stopping play as our last group arrived at the 14th tee. Sheltered there under a small hut, they watched the group in front play out the long, uphill par 5 and head off to the 15th tee. After a wait of 45 minutes or so, the rain returned to the drizzle stage and off the last group went finding the fairways wet but playable and the greens a bit slower but without standing water. All good. However, when all finished and the scorecards collected, it was learned that five of the group had packed it in and headed

Winner with one of BJ’s finest to the clubhouse during the rain. One of them had a very good round going and most likely would have been on the podium had he completed the round. Maybe there is a lesson to be learned here; unless the competition organizers call off the competition, stay with it, as you never know what the results could be at the end. Round over, quick showers and back to BJHL

Brackett brilliant! by Steve Ellison

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees For whatever reason, the traffic was very calm today and our little Monday excursion to the Barcelona Valley complex was a seamless 30 minutes in the van. Khun Dave Ferris is the D.O.G. all this week and with this lot, he has his hands full. Green Valley is back in the great shape is used to be. The recent rains have improved the turf considerably and the fairways are pretty much patch free these days. The greens were outstanding. If you had seen this course two months ago, you would be amazed, but things grow quickly in Thailand! A decent comp of 16 today with some familiar names back in town and regular visitors also returning. Overcast skies made for a comfortable round of golf. Owen Lloyd joined us today and claimed our Caddy Smile near pin. Aki Yamamoto (our April MM winner) is back and the leaderboard sees him sandwiched between a Wood and a Woods. Aki-san and Kevin the latter shared second spot with 36 on the card. Our buddy Markie is back and in top form after a month back home in Scotland for his first win in warmer climes. Golf is so much easier without that 40 mph breeze. Results: 1st – Mark Wood (11) 39 points T-2nd– Aki Yamamoto (19) 36 points T-2nd– Kevin Woods (20) 36 points Treasure Hill – Stableford – YellowTees Only a couple of fourballs out there today as last nights’ rain may have kept some of the lads under the covers. Never mind, off we went for another adventure smackin’ that little white ball around the jungle. Treasure Hill is a bitch of a track. It’s a Tom Jones kind of golf course, and blobbing the first two holes here is not unusual. We did manage to have a special (no extra charge) entertainer in the van as Jimmy Brackett was in fine early morning form and had them rolling in the aisles. They should have had their seatbelts on. Thanks for that, buddy, but it was no help in the scoring. It was another overcast day, but more

by Derek Brook

for a late lunch and on to the results of the day. Taking the top step was John Davis (CH 15), 37 points, followed by Dick Warberg (CH 19) 33 points, and John Pierrel (CH 14) 29 points. Way to go, guys in less than ideal conditions. The Best 9’s prizes went to Mashi Kaneta for the “Front”, 16 points, and Walter Baechli with 13 points on the “Back”.

humid than before and when you combine a wet course with a 6,470 yard tee box, the points are hard to come by. Richard Cawthorne plays off nine but could only gather 28 points today. David Outhred had one better for sole second at 29. Winner chicken dinner goes to Jimmy “The Entertainer” Brackett who shot 31 out there for best David Outhred with Jim Brackett back at the bar. in show. Heck, he would jump like a North Korean rocket. Good have done it even without the extra “stroke for slope”. Did you guys to see our old mates back again but we never expected them to populate the entire even pass the hat around for Jim? leaderboard, greedy buggers! Like everywhere these days, the course Results: was wet underfoot, but we were lucky with 1st – Jimmy Brackett (6) 31 points a nice breeze and slight overcast to make the 2nd – David Outhred (15) 29 points 3rd – Richard Cawthorne (9) 28 points day a good one. I had the good fortune of partnering Pattana B & C – Stableford – Yellow Tees with Charles on a Mulberry Ryder Cup to Next stop on this week’s tour, the very Chiang Mai a few years back. Charles is a impressive Pattana Sport Club just off the strong player and I am not surprised at all 331 highway. This is one of Pattaya’s top golf that he took the win here today. Alex beat courses and features 27 holes of pure joy. We dad, but Big Daddy Baz got third (and the played under clear skies, for a change, with last laugh) as his near pin put him good for a few puffy white clouds that made for a even more bitcoins! picture postcard (remember those?) setting. Scoring was modest for a 6,374 yard Results: 1st – Charles Murray (4) 40 points track with only one golfer matching his 2nd – Alex Tregurtha (18) 34 points handicap. The usual suspects were in the 3rd – Barry Tregurtha (19) 33points line-up. Dave Outhred took third with 31, The Thanks for joining us again at the Home Entertainer walks away with second and 32 on the card whilst Kevin Woods ruled of Golf in Pattaya! the roost with 36 for the outright win. Oh, The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf and young Kev also managed our Caddy Smile near pin on the second for a nice little in Pattaya” and located in the heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast Brucie Bonus! all PGA, EPL, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open Results: from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous 1st – Kevin Woods (19) 36 points Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday 2nd – Jimmy Brackett (6) 32 points and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or 3rd– David Outhred (16) 31 points see our website www.golfclubpattaya. com and for more information mail us: Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees The Book is back! Just when you and see updates thought it was safe, Barry, son Alex and at Charles roll into town and shares in “i-Bar” all handicaps welcome.

Stuvik grabs his first pole position and 4th place in Shanghai! The fifth round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia took place at the Shanghai F1 Circuit which lies on the outskirts of the bustling metropolis. Thai driver Sandy Stuvik would have a new teammate for the weekend in Yuki Nemoto. The young Japanese rising star has had numerous successes in the European Super Trofeo Championship. Friday's practice sessions were contested in dry conditions. As part of the team strategy for the weekend, no new tires were used, instead saving them for possible use on Saturday's official practice. Saturday morning saw a wet official practice session, with Sandy leading most of the session, only to be pipped to third during the closing stages. Less than one-tenth of a second separated the top 3. Up next was the first qualifying session, again in wet conditions. Sandy was confident to improve on his official practice time. The Thai driver went on to do exactly that and managed to secure his first pole position in the Blancpain GT Series Asia! Yuki Nemoto carried on in fine form in the second qualifying session, taking a well-earned 11th position in his first-ever GT3, qualifying with difficult conditions. The rain, however did not continue to fall after the qualification sessions and the track began to slowly dry up before race 1. The discussion in the teams was whether to opt for slicks or wets in the damp conditions, with Sandy choosing to go for slicks, like most of the rest of the grid. With Sandy leading the pack, race 1 got underway and the Thai driver fell from the lead, seceding three positions to cars on the initially grippier wet tires. The safety car was despatched due to a turn-1

incident, but the race quickly got underway again. With the slicks beginning to heat up, Sandy started making up ground and was back in the lead. The Thai driver would stay in the lead until his pit-stop window opened and he was able to give the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 over to Yuki Nemoto, who managed to keep the lead after the pit-stop window thanks to a string of fantastic laps. Unfortunately, the Thai driver was given a drivethrough penalty for his battling in the first lap, and with that served, the pair dropped to 4th place, where they would finish. Race 2 on Sunday was wet, this seemed ideal for Sandy as

he qualified his Lamborghini Huracan GT3 on pole just one day before on similar slippery conditions. However as the race unfolded the Thai driver did not find the edge he had in his previous sessions. Sandy finished the race in ninth place. The final round will take place on October 21 and 22, at the all-new Zhejiang circuit, around four hours inland from Shanghai. Sandy Stuvik is honored to be 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.

2017 Blancpain Asia Series Calendar Date 21-22 Oct

Venue Zhejiang, China

Remark Round 11-12


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You & Your Pets

Dueling Duos If you have more than one cat, you may already realize that cats are very territorial creatures and often vehemently defend their turf. Even cats that have gotten along in the past may eventually take a dislike to one another. You must be the mediator. Creating peace in a home with more than one pet may require some

work, but be patient and consider the following tips on getting them to at least tolerate one another—and maybe even your dog. Most importantly, have all your cats spayed or neutered. Beyond that, provide enough resources for each animal including one litter box for each cat, separate food and water dishes for each, ample resting places

and perches, and a variety of hiding spaces. Give every cat individual attention every day. Play with each of them and make things interesting to reduce their stress. When they are getting along, reward them with treats that they enjoy. Keep a bag of treats handy so you can reward them when you witness good behavior. Play with both (or all three) cats at the same time, using separate toys if necessary, so that they begin to associate play time with each other. The best types of toys are fishing rods with feathers attached to a long string. This toy is also very useful when you need to distract and redirect one or both cats because they've begun showing signs of hostility toward each other. If the animals usually are aggressive, do not allow them to be together unless you can monitor them. Do not leave them unsupervised until you are certain that they are not a threat to each other.

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

Pet Pampering

You may love to pamper your pet with tasty treats, but do it thoughtfully with your pet’s health in mind. What's more natural than sharing a tidbit or two from your dinner plate? No problem. A nibble of chicken or steak is usually fine. But go easy with giving pets people food instead of a well-balanced pet food. Quality products designed for dogs and cats contain the nutrients your pet needs for good health, and should make up 90 percent of your pet's daily calories. Overfeeding can lead to lifethreatening obesity. Vets advise limiting treats to 10 percent of your pet's total daily calories. The number of required calories depends on the pet’s weight, age, and activity level.

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

Celia and Wilson

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.


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

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.

For example, a small 10-pound dog may only need 290 to 450 calories a day. By all means pamper your little pal, but limit treats to 29-45 calories. Ask your vet about your pet's dietary needs. And beware: some treats can weigh in at more than 75 calories each!

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... “A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.” ~ Helen Thomson

Fleas can jump 350 times their body length. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. Crocodiles cannot stick their tongue out.

Cat Corner Adoption Option

Thinking of sharing your home and life with a cat? If so, think adoption rather than buying a kitten from a pet mill. But keep in mind that while cats are independent by nature, they nevertheless require much of your time and attention. Before you adopt, make sure that your lifestyle can make room for a feline. How busy are you? How much time do you spend at home? How nurturing and playful are you? Answers to those questions will dictate whether and what kind of cat you should get. Very busy people, for example, may not have the time to properly care for a cat, particularly highly intelligent and active breeds. Think carefully and do your research.


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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: “A piece of software that tells the computer how to operate an external device, such as a printer, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, or scanner. For instance, you can’t print unless you have a printer __________.” First letter: D Answer: __________ 2. Definition: “One of the three subtractive primary colors used in process printing.” First letter: Y Answer: __________ 3. Definition: “One of the four main elements of the marketing mix, it is a bundle of tangible and intangible attributes, including packaging, color, and brand, plus the services and even the reputation of the seller.” First letter: P Answer: __________ 4. Definition: “Dealing with legal problems that arise between employers and employees, including the terms of the contract of __________, wrongly dismissal, unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. A contract of __________ is distinguished from a contract for services, made between a customer and a self-employed person such as a plumber, a solicitor or a computer consultant.” First letter: E Answer: __________ 5. Definition: “The process by which relatively permanent changes occur in behavioral potential as a result of experience. (Anderson)”

First letter: L Answer: __________ 6. Definition: “To a small degree or extent; “his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory”; “the children argued because one slice of cake was __________ larger than the other”” First letter: S Answer: __________ 7. Definition: “(1) A term used interchangeably with “coverage” to denote insurance provided under the terms of a policy. (2) The fire-fighting facilities in the area in which a risk is located.” First letter: P Answer: __________ 8. Definition: “The part of a sentence that indicates what acts upon the verb. It is always a noun, pronoun, or noun clause. For example, “explaining grammar” is the _______ of the sentence “Explaining grammar is one of my favorite activities”.” First letter: S Answer: __________ 9. Definition: “An organization operated with the objective of making a profit from the sale of goods or services.” First letter: B Answer: __________ 10. Definition: “The period of the day between dusk and dawn.” First letter: N Answer: __________










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Answers:1. Driver; 2. Yellow; 3. Product; 4. Employment; 5. Learning; 6. Slightly; 7. Protection;8. Subject; 9. Business; 10. Night.

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Pattaya Today Vol 17 Issue 02 - 1-15 October 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 17 Issue 02 - 1-15 October 2017