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Volume 17, Issue 04

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UK settlement visas delayed

A number of Thai women with young children are grieving that their applications to join their husbands longterm in UK are still in limbo after a British Supreme Court judgment earlier this year. The ruling upheld the 18,600 pounds minimum income threshold for UK sponsors with partners from outside the European Union (plus Norway and one or two other European countries which are part of the so-called Single Market). The income threshold rises to 22,400 pounds if one child is involved rising to 27,200 pounds for three under-agers. The Supreme Court did recognize that the rule is causing serious hardship to thousands of couples who are unable to meet the figure. About 40 percent of British workers earn less than 18,600 pounds a year. In the wake

of the ruling, the Londonbased Home Office appears to have put on hold applications involving a foreign partner and dependent child whilst it considers the latter’s best interests. Although there are no published figures, it seems that dozens of Thai women are caught up in the new delay. One Pattaya resident using the name Oy, who asked not to be identified as her application is still pending after six months, said “I married my British husband four years ago and we have a daughter aged two. But his income is just under 22,400 pounds a year - the minimum for a Thai wife plus one child. We have already paid fees in baht amounting to almost 2,000 pounds, but I cannot find out anything from the embassy.” Pattaya Today contacted

VFS-Global in Bangkok which said that the “pause” was to enable the government in London to consider the implications of the judicial ruling. However, the spokesperson said that only applications which involved children and had an income level problem were affected. “All the others are being processed as normal,” she said. VFS also made clear that a small number of applications are immune from the minimum income requirements. These concerned British sponsors w h o we re i n re c e i p t o f state disablement and/or unemployment benefits. Another Pattaya wife of a British sponsor, calling herself Noy, said “My husband has hired a lawyer who has researched the Supreme Court ruling. It recognizes that a minimum income threshold

is acceptable in principle, but the Home Office rules fail to take full account of their legal duties in respect to the children involved or to allow alternative sources of funding to be considered.” Noy said she was one of several Thai wives she knew who were in the awkward situation of not knowing the future after more than a year of waiting. The 18,600 pounds minimum income threshold for British citizens to bring non EU spouses to live with them in UK was introduced by Theresa May, the current prime minister, when she was home secretary in 2012 as part of her drive to reduce net migration below 100,000. The 2017 Supreme Court ruling is a blow to campaigners who claim the rule has meant British families have faced a Continued on page 4


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News Discover Thailand’s northern delights with Local Alike

Local Alike, a Thailandbased social enterprise dedicated to sustainable tourism development or community-based tourism has created three all-inclusive p a c k a g e t r a ve l d e a l s t o visit local communities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, two northern provinces in Thailand. This is the first time Local Alike has arranged these all-inclusive package travel deals which include tours to the local communities, return flights from Bangkok, accommodation with community members and delicious local cuisine. Prices start at 12,700 baht. Perfect for travelers who love straying off the beaten path, just book your package, pack your bags and start your journey to one of three unique local destinations set among Thailand’s natural landscape: 1. D i s c o v e r t r u e sustainable living based on HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy at Pong Huai Lan Village, Chiang Mai, December 8 to 10. 2. Take a glimpse into the lives of the Akha tribe at Hloyo Village, Chiang Rai, December 8 to 11. 3. Chill and relax under

a starlit sky at the ecofriendly community-based Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Rai, December 8 to 11. Local Alike is also offering eight travel packages during November and December 2017 starting at 1,000 baht to visit the northern communities for nature lovers and travelers who are interested in exploring the local ways of life. These include (1) Heaven on Earth in new perspectives at Sawanbondin Farm and Homestay, Chiang Rai, (2) Keep Eyes and Mind Wide Open and Let’s Explore Nature Trail at Baan Suan Pa, Chiang Rai, (3)Visiting Hloyo: the Unforgettable Akha Hill Tribe Experience in Chiang Rai, (4) Visiting tea and coffee plantations at Chiang Mai’s Mae Kampong Village, (5) Chiang Mai Green City Tour, (6) Baan Pong – Huai Lan
Sufficient Way to Sustainable Life at Baan Pong – Huai Lan, Chiang Mai, (7) Inspiration of Faith at Baan Phrabat Huay Tom, Lamphun and (8) Hill Tribe Discovery Experience at Lanjia Lodge, Chiang Rai For more information on the program and how to book, visit , email or call 081-139-5593.

Thai woman arrested for stealing 6,000 euros

Ad Soison was arrested for stealing 6,000 euros from 74-yearold German tourist Wolfgang Angete. The man said he brought the Thai woman to his hotel room and when she left he found out that his cash is missing. Ad admitted the crime and to having used the money to buy a motorbike and jewelry.

‘Amazing Green: Royal Cliff hosts 2017’ to launch Punjab Food festival A’Maze in Kanchanaburi

The Embassy of India and the Royal Cliff presented the Punjab Food Festival at Maharani - Queen of Indian Flavours restaurant. Authentic Punjabi cuisine was prepared by master chefs from India. The guest of honor was second secretary of the Indian embassy of India, Sujesh Chandra Sinha.

Katoey caught in the act Ladyboy Sakda Chuwong was arrested on Walking Street on a warrant identifying him and another katoey of stealing a gold necklace and cash from a Russian tourist. Sakda admitted the crime.

Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery launched Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Members campaign

Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery, Bangkok’s three major shopping destinations, have introduced the Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus member”, a special campaign starting from now until June 30, 2018 to fulfill traveling experience for tourists with special privilege for Royal Orchid Plus members. Tourists who are members of Royal Orchid Plus will get a complimentary Panburi Indochine scent mini gift set, and VIZ Titanium membership card by simply presenting your Royal Orchid Plus membership card and Thai Airways boarding pass at Tourist Lounge, G Floor, Siam Paragon. Additionally, for Royal Orchid Plus Platinum members will enjoy receiving

a complimentary M Card Lounge access when spending over 20,000 baht, and Jamie’s Italian voucher, as well as Siam Discovery Open Space discount voucher worth 500 baht. Moreover, for tourists traveling from Moscow, Tehran, or Dubai from today until December 2017 will receive a complimentary Panburi massage-on-the go kit. Come and join the ultimate shopping and travelling experience under the campaign “Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Members” at Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery from today to June 30, 2018. For more information, visit tourist/THAI-AIRWAYSRoyal-Orchid-Plusmembers/70

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is highlighting ‘Amazing Green: A’Maze 2017‘, a family-friendly sustainable agricultural tourism project that combines creative tourism with agricultural activities. The November 18 to 26 event at the Kanchanaburi College of Agriculture is an interactive event where visitors may wander through the nine-rai maze cut into a corn field. Before finding the exit, they will stop at different activity stations with tests on agricultural knowledge and information about Kanchanaburi province. TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, “Amazing Green: A’Maze 2017 combines Thai local experiences with new tourism activities that would appeal to millennials, young families and couples. Children will get to develop their problem-solving skills and use their imagination through challenging games and activities, while adults will have fun and feel like kids again. Every kid wins while participating in agriculturallybased activities and will receive specially-designed eco-friendly prizes. Educational tourism activities like these focus on ‘creative thinking’ while adding value to agricultural products.” Part of TAT’s effort to promote agricultural tourism as the sector becomes a worldwide trend, Amazing Green also allows local agricultural communities to

share their knowledge and expertise with a younger audience while also finding new markets for products. Youngsters aged four to 10 get to learn through playing in and around a spacious farm whilst engaging in both nature and agriculture. Besides the Corn Maze and Playground, visitors are also invited to explore: Farm Pavilion where amateur farmers can be schooled by Thai professional farmers and experts. Children get to grow vegetables from seedlings, taking home plants to watch their development. Eco-Product Exhibition that displays a selection of eco-friendly products as well as winning products in a design contest. These award-winning products are all made of natural materials and designed to promote child development. DIY Workshop where visitors can make their own crafts from agricultural products and materials at hand as it stimulates children’s imagination and emotional development. Amazing Green: A’Maze 2017 Cafeteria where corn is the star of the show. Thai local corn treats served here promise to be ‘A’Maze-ing’. Children under four admitted free; kids four to 10 pay 750 baht; everyone 11 or older pay 500 baht inclusive of all activities, food and drinks. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.


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News Exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej opens in November

The Government Public Relations Department of Thailand (PRD) has announced that the exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will open for viewing by the general public from November 2 to 30, 2017, between 7 am and 10 pm. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the opening ceremony of the exhibition on November 2, according to the PRD. The public will be able to view the Royal Crematorium and the supplementary structures in the exhibition in order to learn more

about arts and culture regarding this ceremony. The exhibition, at the Royal Merit-Making Pavilion, or Phra Thinang Song Tham, will feature His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s biography and royally initiated projects in all parts of the country. At the Government Officials’ Pavilions, or Sala Luk Khun, the exhibition will illustrate the construction of the Royal Crematorium, the renovation of royal chariots and palanquins, as well as the inclusion of architectural works and artistic creations.

During the exhibition period, cultural shows will be performed between 6 pm and 10 p[m. Groups of 5,500 people will be allowed to visit the Royal Crematorium for about an hour at a time; it is expected to serve 104,000 people per day. Officers and volunteers will be on site to provide guidance and assistance to the general public, persons with

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UK settlement visas delayed choice of separation or living in exile. They have highlighted the plight of up to 15,000 British children overseas who have grown up as “Skype kids” - that is, they only have the internet to keep in touch with their fathers. A Home Office spokesperson said, “The court has endorsed the approach to setting an income level for family migration that prevents a burden to the tax payer and ensures migrant families can integrate into our communities. The current rules remain in force but we are carefully considering what the court has said in relation to exceptional cases where the income threshold has not been met, particularly where the case involves

a child.” Meanwhile, Thai immigration authorities are hoping that the new 10-year retirement visa will appeal to British men over 50 who are free to move here rather than to wait for their families to move to UK. Charles Foreman, a retired civil servant, said, “With the Brexit vote last year, visas to UK are going to get harder and not easier, in my opinion. I took the view that I would move to Thailand as the best way of uniting me with my Thai wife and two kids.” He added that they could all visit the UK on tourist permits from time to time which was a much easier option than the complex settlement visa.

disabilities, elderly persons, monks, and foreign visitors. There will be five screening points at entrances to the site: three for the general public, one for persons with disabilities, and one for monks. Those who wish to enter into the exhibition’s grounds should wear respectful clothing. (Updated on October 30, 2017: Men must wear

long pants and shirts with sleeves while women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes or tank tops, bare shoulders. No sandals or flip-flops.) The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will arrange a total of six bus routes between 5 am and 11 pm. to facilitate the travel of the people who wish to attend the exhibition.

Thailand increases air access to key destinations across country

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is in discussion with Thai airlines nationwide to boost air access to key destination across the country in time for the upcoming peak season arrivals. Y u t h a s a k S u p a s o r n , TAT governor, recently held meetings with Thai airlines discussing opportunities to boost tourism on both trunk and secondary routes to stimulate inbound and domestic travel from key markets including Europe, the Americas, Middle East, and Asia Pacific as well as from the neighbouring countries. “This is in line with our plan to increase the foreign tourism revenue for 2018 by at least 10 per cent,”

he said. “The increased air access also corresponds with the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018, starting from 1 November this year.” Airlines attending the 20 October meeting at the TAT headquarters included Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Thai Smile Airways, Nok Air, Nok Scoot, Thai Lion Air, NewGen Airways, and MJet. These airlines recently announced new and increased services. Thai Airways International (THAI) launches a new BangkokVienna service from 16 November, and also partners with Thai Smile Airways to fly between Bangkok and

Kaohsiung from 1 October. From 29 October, THAI will increase its existing Beijing–Phuket service from four to seven flights per week. Bangkok Airways will start flying between Bangkok and Vietnam’s Phu Quoc, and Nok Air will fly direct between Mae Sot and Yangon. From 3 December, NewGen Airways will operate new services to Chiang Mai and Phuket from Korat. These are just a few of the many new routes launched since the beginning of 2017 by Thailand-based and overseas airlines. “All this comes as great news and is perfectly timed, especially since UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recently lifted its warnings on Thai airlines from its website,” said Yuthasak. According to local media reports, THAI is planning more routes to Japan, South Korea and the United States while Nok Air is eyeing expanding its network to Japan and South Korea. Thai AirAsia X is also expected to open new routes to South Korea and Japan.


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Pattaya City offers flowers to His Majesty Tens of thousands of Thais swarmed Wat Chaimongkol for the royal burial ceremony last week. Local administration, police and military officers and residents crowded the Wat and South Pattaya Road—closed for the occasion--where they offered prayers for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and presented flowers to the Wat.

Ripley’s World Pattaya wins three major awards at the National Level of Year 2017 Ripley’s World Pattaya received three prestigious tourism awards at

the national level including Excellent Award and Accreditation of Tourism

Standard 2017, Museum Thailand Popular Vote 2017, and the 11th Thailand Tourism Award 2017. All of which mark standard and quality as well as popularity from both Thai and foreign tourists. Varanyou Tipayamontri, general manager of Ripley’s World Pattaya, a representative of Minor Internatinal Public Company and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (Thailand), said, “On behalf of the Ripley’s World Pattaya, it is our great honor to have been chosen as a tourist destination in the heart of tourists. “In particular, this year, we won the three national awards.” “Anyhow, on behalf of the Ripley’s World Pattaya, thank you to governmental agencies and private sectors as well as both Thai and foreign tourists spending their vacation in Pattaya and not forgetting to visit the Ripley’s World Pattaya. These three awards will motivate us to strive for creation of fun and improve for better quality of tourism in order to take part in the development of sustainable tourism industry. ” The awards which Ripley’s World Pattaya received for year 2017 were as follows: 1.The Excellent Award and Accreditation of Tourism Standard 2017, which is organized by Department of Tourism to promote and standardize Thailand tourism. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (Museum of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Thailand) won the excellent award in standard type of attractions for recreation. 2. The Museum Thailand Popular Vote 2017 Award, which is organized by National Discover Museum Institue (Museum Siam). It was being held for the first year with launching of the website ‘www.’. The website was active since June 2017 as a place

gathering news and information in relation with museums and learning centers of more than 1,500 locations nationwide. Also, there was a campaign, namely “Museum Thailand Popular Vote 2017,” being organized in order to improve the development quality and stimulate Thailand tourism in the museum. The vote was opened for public to cast vote for their favorite museum where the top 20 popular museums would be announced and awarded.

3.The 11th Thailand Tourism Award 2017 in standard type of tourist attractions, which aims to promote Thailand tourism market and dissemination of Thailand tourism industry which consist of standard of quality management and social responsibility. Also, distinctly helps create worth and value of tourism goods. In the meantime, creates recognition for Quality symbolic to further step into the international awards in the near future.


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News Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival and Competition 2017 at Siam Bayshore Pattaya

Siam Hotels and Resorts and the Thailand Guitar Society present the 9th annual Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival and Competition 2017 on November 26 at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya. This year’s edition will be in memory His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adujadej. Music by His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adujadej will be performed with many others. The first time the festival will include a performance by a guitar orchestra, the CGO (Classical Guitar Orchestra), which was founded last year in Bangkok by Sira Tindukasiri and is conducted by Apichai Chantanakajornfung. The festival is the only event of its kind in Thailand, showcasing many of the world’s top guitar makers and musicians. The festival is open to the public, with collectors, players, music lovers, students and general enthusiasts strongly encouraged to attend. The festival is surely the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers on the Eastern Seaboard.

This event will kick off with the adult and junior guitar competitions at 10 am, followed by a guitar exhibition at 2 pm, student concert at 3 pm, followed by afternoon concert with Thai virtuoso guitarist Santi Kaewjai and last year’s competition winner Nattakrit Plewjit, at 5 pm and the CGO (Classical Guitar Orchestra) solist will be Padet Netpakdee, at 6 pm, the Guitar Night featuring the expert strumming of Pongpat Pongpradit, Woratep Rattana umpawan, Sakol Siripipattanakul, Nalin Komentrakarn and Leon Koudelak will start at 7 pm. A must-see for all guitar fans and aficionados! Admission/festival pass (inclusive coffee breaks) is 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for students (with valid I.D.). A special accommodation package, inclusive breakfast and festival ticket, available for 2,500 baht (single or twin) per night. For tickets and to make a room booking at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya call 038-428-678. To learn more about the event visit

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere makes waves with modern millennial design X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere, the stylish millennial hotel on Thailand’s idyllic Eastern Seaboard, is making waves in the industry for its award-winning architecture and design. The contemporary seafront property, which occupies a stunning seafront spot in Na Jomtien, just a short drive from Pattaya, has won two major awards for its cutting-edge design and eyecatching architecture and is ready to welcome guests. Developed by the Habitat Group, one of Thailand’s leading premium property developers, X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere won the New Small Hotel Construction and Design for Thailand award at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 20172018 and was highly-commended in the Best Residential Interior Design category at the Thailand Property Awards 2016. These awards reflect the sharp, sleek design of X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere, which weaves edgy urban elements seamlessly into its natural surroundings. All aspects of the property are intended to be open to nature, with an open-plan layout and use of natural materials such as wood and stone. All rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood in, while the elevated infinity pool appears to blend seamlessly into the azure sea beyond. Chanin Vanijwongse, CEO of the Habitat Group, said he was delighted with the result of the project, which is perfect in tune with X2 Vibe’s modern millennial concept. Guests at the hotel are typically young professionals aged between 25 and 40, who are seeking a fresh, fun approach to hospitality and design. “X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere has made a major impact since it opened, not only among our guests but also in the world of architecture and design,” said Chanin. “We are extremely proud of the awards we have received, which are a great credit to everyone involved in the project - especially our partners at makeAscene and VV Desine. “Our shared vision was to create a modern, sophisticated

lifestyle experience in harmony with the natural seascape. The hotel’s curved lines and freeform elements represent the ripples of the beach, while the ground floor reflective ponds and eighth floor infinity pool merge with the sea. The sleek interiors and high-tech amenities are also perfect for X2

Vibe’s trend-setting millennial guests,” he added. With its award-winning design, idyllic location and cutting-edge amenities, X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere is developing a strong reputation within the industry, and is set to continue delighting millennial guests for many years to come.

Vietnamese thief arrested A Vietnam national was arrested for stealing a wallet and two mobile phones in a Walking Street bar. Siranee Osen told police Tran Thi Kiue Thy befriended her in the bar and asked her to sit and drink together. When the Thai woman went to use the ladies room, she left her bag in the care of the perfect stranger. After the Vietnamese

woman departed, Siranee checked her bag and found that her wallet and two mobile phones had been stolen. On a later date, police picked up the thief on Walking Street. In her bag they found five mobile phones, which the suspect claimed to know nothing about. She was taken in for questioning.


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Our Community ICONSIAM hands over the renovation project of the Royal Honorary Park under the King Taksin Bridge

ICONSIAM, in cooperation with Klong San District Office and the Department of Rural Roads organised the delivery ceremony of the Renovation Project of the Royal Honorary Park under the King Taksin Bridge to renovate the landscape architecture and improve the aesthetic appearance of the park in Klong San District to become lively and fetching again in order to serve the local community as the center for meeting, exercising, and arranging social activities, as well as boosting tourism image for the area. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul,

managing director of ICONSIAM Company Limited, stated that “ICONSIAM’s policy is stressed on taking corporate responsibility and being one driving force towards the positive impact on the society, environment and culture. We also focus on the sustainable socio-economic development, assuring the local communities along the Chao Phraya River can live harmoniously and proudly with nature. Constantly, we are committed to carry on our three key pillars: to support the communities nearby, to inherit Thai cultures and traditions, and to take care of the environment of the

water front communities along the Chao Phraya River”. Recently, ICONSIAM together with Klong San District Office, and the Department of Rural Roads joined hands to rehabilitate the landscape architecture and improve the aesthetic appearance of the Royal Park which is a full service urban park in Klong San District, to facilitate people in the community for leisure and serve as public space for arranging various social activities which will help enhance security, create good relationships and strengthen the community growth. The Royal Honorary Park covering 20 rai of land was established in 1996 in an occasion of 50th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession to the Throne, and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday celebration. After more than 20 years, the park has deteriorated. The renovation project, from July to September, 2017, aimed to restore the landscape and visionary of the park. The project has covered the area

in front of the park and the footpath of surrounded area, recreation pavilion, exercise zone equipped with new exercise machines, and also the renovation of restrooms and building more restrooms etc. On the delivery ceremony day, there was “ICONSIAM persuade to do good deeds coloring the Royal Honorary Park”, which was a voluntary activity by government and private sectors, as well as public sector, in particular Klong San people to join hands in planting marigolds in tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and turn the park into yellow in time for the royal cremation. Moreover, everyone also grew yellow star, a royal tree of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn King Rama X, to express loyalty to His Majesty, and create a calm and peace under His Graciousness. Moreover, the 2nd year of ICONSIAM Young Ambassadors painted fence around the exercise machine zone to enhance beautiful scenery for the area as well.

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.


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Our Community WHA Group Organizes CSR Activities to Honor H.M. Late King Rama IX

Hemaraj Land And Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, led by Siyaphas Chantachairoj, director - corporate marketing, distributed care packs and donated medical equipment to senior residents in Tasith Sub-district Administrative Organization, Rayong

Province. The company also sent a mobile medical unit to provide free health checkup and 400 doses of influenza vaccines for senior citizens in Jompolchaopraya Subdistrict Municipality. These CSR activities aim to improve the wellness of residents in communities around Hemaraj Eastern

Seaboard Industrial Estate (HESIE) and Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (ESIE Rayong), as well as to perform good deeds to honor His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol, who dedicated his life to his people and the Kingdom throughout his 70-year reign.

WHA backs WHA helps responsible garbage Khaokansong Child recycling to save the Development Center environment

Hemaraj Land and Development donated recycling items during “Thod Pha Pa,” a fundraising activity hosted by the Division of Public Health and Environment at the Khlong Kiew sub-district in Chonburi province, located close to Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 2 (HESIE 2). This successful campaign to eliminate disease-carrying insects through responsible garbage recycling, also aimed to raise environmental awareness among the community members.

Residents donate to temple Local residents donated 1,720,410 baht to Wat Khao Pho Thong temple on Soi Siam Country Club. The money will be used to restore the monastery of the temple. Every year, thousands of devotees offer food, drink and money to the temple and they listen to the Buddhist Dharma teachings from the monks. This year, Sophin Thepjak of the Diana Group led the committee.

Sunya Baopoonthong - corporate affairs manager, Hemaraj Land and Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, presented a donation to install electric fans at the Khaokansong Child Development Center near Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (HESIE) in Chonburi province. This donation will improve indoor air ventilation that could enhance both children’s health and performance.

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HYATT REGENCY HUA HIN “Still the Best Nothing Like the Rest.”


ua Hin by the Sea Near Chopstick Mountain in Prachaub Khirikhan Province. Three hours from Bangkok or Two Hours from Pattaya by High-Speed Catamaran. Hyatt Regency this large superbly maintained luxury property yet with the feel of a cozy, small sea side resort. Located just outside Hua Hin town famous for its Sans Souci or Klai Wong Wan 'No Worries' Thai royal family palace, beautiful long beaches, delicious fresh seafood and laid back atmosphere. A fashionable sea-side escape for residents of Bangkok since 1920s. Now, Thailand's latest international hot-spot featuring numerous attractions such as night markets, restaurants, golf courses, national parks and shopping centers.

I am 60 plus with a bad knee, limping. Madame Sue (Supaporn) my wife 50 something and fit. But both young at heart and also hotel aficionados. Now, we're back at Hyatt Regency. Our third stay. Arriving in Hua Hin passing the old clocktower and the new swank BluePort shopping mall. “Remember the turn?” There! Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and THE BARAI clear signage, no problem. Make a left. End of the lane. There's the magnificent entrance with swift valet parking. Followed by a friendly multi-lingual fast lane check-in. Everything is seamless. We immediately begin to enjoy our sojourn with Regency Club privileges in the stylish, al fresco Club Lounge with privacy, impeccable service and unlimited delicious canapés, wine and beer between 5 pm and 7 pm everyday. “Sundowner” they call in Australia. In the mornings breakfast service overlooking the pond and the Regency Club swimming pool.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel holds The Royal Kathin Ceremony

Chaiwat Uthaiwan (centre), chairman of Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Company Limited organized a Kathin Ceremony at Wat Chaiyo Worawihan in Ang Thong, granted by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. The donation was presented to the temple totalled of 2,789,999 baht. SAH committee and management of Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport, including Chittimas Ketvoravit (left), managing director of Universal Hospitality Joint Venture, joined in the ceremony.

H.R.H Princess Narodom Buppha Devi visits Centara Grand at CentralWorld

H.R.H Princess Narodom Buppha Devi (centre), Princess of Cambodia, and H.R.H. Princess Norodom Sita (2nd from left) are welcomed to Centara Grand at CentralWorld by Kanchana Ruangsiriwichayakul (2nd from right), director of Rooms and Nattasiri Jianurankul (far left), PR manager of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Her Royal Highness was visiting the hotel for a holiday. Princess Devi is the daughter of Norodom Sihanouk and the late Neak Moneang Phat Kanthol, the elder sister of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and a half-sibling of current King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni.

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WHA Group welcomes American media delegation

The Marketing Communications Department of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya donated fans to the District Health Office representative. The fans were used during the King's ceremony at Wat Chai Mongkol Chonburi.

An enchanting Loy Krathong at Avani Pattaya WHA Corporation PCL, welcomed a group of American journalists led by Suwanit Sombatpiboon (2nd left, front row), Thai Deputy Consul General in New York, and BOI officers. Siyaphas Chantachairoj (center, front row), Director - Corporate Marketing, took them on a tour of Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong) and Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate to show the world-class infrastructure, facilities and services offered to WHA’s local and international customers in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

Introducing the Navigator’s Table Dinner Series at Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa A supporting pillar of every Renaissance Hotel is the spirit of exploration and discovery to unearth life’s hidden gems on November 6, 2017. Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa is excited to announce the Navigator’s Table Dinner Series- a journey of culinary exploration where guests start their day with a fishing excursion in front of the resort. The spirit of discoverywill continue as guests travel to the Silverlake Vineyard, where they will immerse themselves in the culture of cultivating grapes, wine making and of course, wine tasting. After a fun packed day, guests will return to the resort for sunset at R Bar where theywill dine, whilst their feet are immersed ankle deepin the awe inspiring water feature, usually just looked upon. There, theywill enjoy localwines, served alongside the lovingly prepared fish, caught earlier in the day.

Loy Krathong comes alive with AVANI. Join us for this truly Thai festival to honour the River Goddess. Sala Rim Nam puts on a fantastic feast of Thai favourites and local delicacies for you to enjoy. Watch a magnificent show with traditional Thai dance and live music as you dine on delicious plates of spicy and sweet sensations. The festivities begin at 7 pm by the light of the full moon. Early Bird booking before November 3, 1,000 baht ++ per person plus a Krathong.Priced at THB 1,250++ per person, you can savour this beautiful evening until 10 pm. For more information, call AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa: +66 (0) 38 412120 or email:



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The 2nd Princess Maha Chakri Award Ceremony 2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over “The 2nd Princess Maha Chakri Award Ceremony 2017,” to honour her contributions and outstanding achievements. The award honours highly dedicated teachers in Southeast Asia.

Korean Tour Astonishing Trip with Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Hotel Promotions Exclusive offer for “Thai Resident Rate at Amari Pattaya

Phumpich Dabbaransi, marketing communications and public relatrions manager welcomed Korean tour as visitors for their hotel program, Hana Tour,, Mode Tour and Tour Baksa. This is the second time the hotel accommodated the team. The Korean guests were greeted to the best standard and were given a smooth first impression for Korean Media with keen interest in Thai trivialism. The guests also toured Pattaya to recommended tourist spots and activities and a Thai cooking class was also prepared to give the feel of Thai uniqueness and introduce the famous cooking that has impressed people all around the globe.

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. For further details and reservations, call at 08 3841 3841 or email:



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Maria Jose Lora from Peru was crowned the world's 5th Miss Grand International

eve n ts c a le n d a r Loy Krathong 2017 celebration Da3 November 2017 Venue: Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Activities: On the luminous full moon of Friday, 3 November 2017, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G will celebrate a Loy Krathong Festival at The Beach Club restaurant. Guests will experience a unique, enchanting Thai atmosphere accompanied by an exceptional Thai buffet, specially prepared by Thierry Danzas, our Executive Chef and his culinary team. The highlights of the night will be the spectacular “Sabat Chai” drum, Muay Thai, Thai classical dancing and a Miss Noppamas beauty contest. Complete the night with Krathong floating in the swimming pool to make your night even more memorable. Priced at 488 baht ++ per adult and 244 baht ++ per child. Buffet opens at 7 pm onwards. For reservations: Call 038 411 940-8 or email us at

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

BANGSAEN42 MARATHON Date: 19 November 2017, Sunday, 3:30-10:30 am Venue: Bangsaen Beach, Chonburi

Contestants of Miss Grand International 2017 and pageant fans around the world congratulated Maria Jose Lora, Miss Grand Peru who has just been crowned Miss Grand International 2017 or the world's 5th Miss Grand International held in Vinpearl Land, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. The 1st Runner-Up went to Tulia Aleman Ferrer from Venezuela, the 2nd Runner-Up went to Elizabeth Durado Clenci from Philippines, the 3rd Runner-Up went to Brenda Azaria Jimenez from Puerto Rico, and the 4th Runner-Up was Nikola Uhlirova from Czech Republic. Miss Grand International 2017 and her runners- up will work together with Miss Grand International Organization under the campaign "Stop the War and Violence". Other special awards are as follows: 1. Best National Costume Award is Miss Grand Indonesia, Dea Goesti Rizkita 2. Miss Healthy and Beauty by Dr. Thanh is Miss Grand Vietnam, Huyen My Tran Nguyen 3. Best in Swimsuit Award is Miss Grand Costa Rica, Maria Amalia Matamoros 4. Miss Popular Vote Award is Miss Grand Indonesia, Dea Goesti Rizkita 5. Miss Paradise Cave and Heritage is Miss Grand Thailand, Premika Pamela 6. Best Social Media Award is Miss Grand Paraguay, Lia Duarte Ashmore 7. Best Evening Gown Award is Miss Grand China, Xue Jiao Chen

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


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Black Crab Cake Black Crab cakes with white wine sauce, fresh salad, and glazed lemon confit INGREDIENTS 350g. Black crab 5g. Red capsicum 2g. Green capsicum 5g. Yellow capsicum 10g. Yellow lemon 5g. Imported celery 5g. Bread crumb 1pcs Egg yolk 10g. Mayonnaise 3g. Italian parsley 3g. Coriander 5g. Imported frisee 3g. Red chili 20ml. White wine 5g. Peeled shallots 2g. Thyme 100ml. Whipping cream 10g. Butter 2g. Caper 20g. White suger 5g. Lea & perrins sauce

Grand Lobby METHOD Black crab: Place a live black crab in the steamer, steam until fully cooked, then remove the shell and the claws from the crab and reserve them for later. Dip the shell in deep fryer at 180 c until it turns to be bright red. Crack the legs and body to collect their meat, reserve to prepare the mixture of crab cake For crab cake: Dice capsicums and celery equally into small dice. Bring the diced capsicums and celery to mix with mayonnaise, egg yolk and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, form the mixture into cakes that match the size of the crab’s body and spread out on it, bring the cake into the oven at 160 c for 5 minutes. Fill the white wine sauce into the shell, serve along with the cake. Decorate with fried- capers, few slices of lemon confit and micro salad consist of frisee, dill, red chili, parsley. Ready for serve.

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The Portions are Big and the Smiles of Diners even Bigger…

This is the latest culinary adventure from Chef Ewan Macglasham who has enjoyed an extraordinary culinary career transversing the globe on boats and planes and private catering to the rich and famous from Sidney to the Bahamas to Panama. As the name implies, the concept of this easy-going eatery is barbeque enjoyment with a menu which spans every conceivable angle and BBQ ingredient. Based on the Aussie open barbie system, the kitchen is fully visible as is Ewan doing what he does best, cooking up a storm. The seating area is big with accommodation for 200 people, covered and comfortable with a solid wood flooring and even a misting system for those sultry nights and hot days. The bar is big and welcoming, just the spot for enjoying casual chow. The beer is icy cold and the house wine very quaffable with some

special bottles available on request from Ewan. This is not only a foodie pleasure park and a play area for kids its also an exciting activity zone complete with hovercraft ATV, extreme sports such as Bungee jumping and even a Human Sling Shot - all can be experienced or just entertainingly witnessed. Who doesn’t love a barbequed sausage and Ewan has half a dozen species to tempt the sausage lover. There’s the famous Swiss Olma, and the German Thuringer spiral quite apart from the good old British banger (B.250) and a herby Cumberland. Slow roasted pulled pork with BBQ spiced apple sauce (B.295) is quite a favourite as are the ribs coming in at B.280 for 400 grams or B.800 for a sharing plate of 800 grams. Ewan prides himself on his lamb whether it’s the succulent 24-hour, the spicy Moroccan or the rosemary and garlic infused leg. For

lamb lovers they’ve all got to be tried. Chicken breasts are marinated in chilli and lemongrass or honey soy and the hot wings, 10 or 20 of the sticky darlings are always seen leaving the kitchen. Steaks, of course are BBQ staples and here Australian T-bone, rib-eye or tenderloin are cooked to order as are the lamb, beef or pork and apple burgers. This is an extraordinary menu, the “green” aspect is not ignored with a collection of appetizing salads from Caesar to coleslaw through Greek and potato with roasted vegetables and pasta dishes. There’s even an extensive Thai menu and loads more on the blackboard. This is such a cool place, families love it, Dads and Mums love it and everyone else in between. It’s so easy to find off Soi 9 Thepprasit Road, look for the signs for Pattaya Kart Speedway. There’s nowhere

in Pattaya like BBQ Prime or more correctly it should probably read Prime BBQ.

Open daily from 12.00 till 10.00 pm. BBQ Prime is located in Soi 9, Thepprasit Road. Tel: 092 4710604.

Hotel Promotions Funtasea at Royal Cliff Hotels Group 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. 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

ASEAN International Fleet Review Offer at Avani Pattaya Enjoy special savings at the 50th anniversary of ASEAN Fleet Week in Pattaya Join these incredible celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN Fleet Week from 12 – 23 November 2017. More than 40 ships will participate in the International Fleet Review, hosted by the Royal Thai Navy on this auspicious occasion. AVANI Pattaya is the best place to get involved with all the activities honouring the Bangkok Declaration, signed in 1967. Book your stay for this historic event and receive 10% off our Best Flexi and Advance Purchase rates. Join over 10,000 navy crew from around ASEAN and the world, for momentous celebrations in Pattaya Bay. For more information, call AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa: 038 412120 or email:


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F&B Promotions Begin the night with special drinks

Enjoy the Fresh Taste of Black Crab Dishes

Daily special BBQ Buffet

at Mantra Restaurant & Bar

at Hilton Pattaya

at Big Fish restaurant, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Begin your night with 3 special drinks from Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Pattaya. Get your night boosted up with hot and spicy drink “Thaijito”, made with Thai herbs and Thai signature rum. Keep your night on with “Bloody Mary”, a famous drink with tomato juice and Tabasco sauce, serves with its condiment. And “Sweet Lassi” for you who in love with sweet and sour taste of Tropical fruits with 3 flavors to choose from, such as lychee, mango, and peach. Prices start from 150 baht net for Sweet Lassi, 190 baht net for Thaijito, and 300 baht net for Bloody Mary. This promotion starts now until December 31, 2017.

Black crab, also known as mangrove crab or mud crab, it’s one of favorite local ingredients which can be made to a wonderful meal in all cuisines. Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience a variety taste of fresh black crab throughout the month of November. ‘Flare’ Restaurant introduces a spicy dish ‘Black in Black’ or drunken noodle, stir-fried squid ink spaghetti with black crabs, young green peppercorns, chili and hot basil served together with Thai seafood dipping sauce at 1,350 baht nett. Available at Flare Restaurant on level 15 from 6 pm to 11 pm. ‘Drift’ Lobby Lounge & Bar recommends delicious choices made from black crab, ‘Black Crab XO Sauce’ stir-fried egg noodle with XO sauce and black crab served with Thai seafood dipping sauce at 750 baht nett, ‘Black Crab Cake’ with white wine sauce, fresh salad, and glazed lemon confit at THB 650 nett and ‘Black Crab Bucket on Ice’ steamed black crabs with three kinds of dipping sauces, seafood, barbecue and cocktail at 750 baht nett. Available at Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 from 11am to 11 pm. ‘Horizon’ Rooftop Restaurant & Bar presents a delicious set in new England style called ‘New England Style Crab and Seafood Boil’ stir-fired black crabs, mussels and tiger prawns with garlic and butter, baked , and served hot with Thai seafood dipping sauce, lemon butter sauce and garlic bread at 2,200 baht nett. Available at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 from 6 pm to 11 pm.

This October faced the next thrill of BBQ every day! If you choose to stay with us, you’re welcome to our daily BBQ Buffet for your dinner. We include seafood in this BBQ Buffet. Secure to you our best New Zealand mussels, shellfish, freshwater lobster, shrimp etc. The buffet starts at 6pm and last until 10pm. Choose the choice that fits your value the best. Go with 700 THB for whole BBQ Buffet or pay 950 for a buffet with soft drinks. For alcohol lovers, have you BBQ buffet with Wine start at 990 baht or pay for 1090 baht and have your BBQ with Cold Beer. This buffet also presented to you with evening live music.

For more information or reservation, call 038-253-000 or bkkhp_fb@ or

All About Prawns

For reservations, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 03842 9591 Email: or visit our website at or Facebook page: mantra.pattaya

Saturday Night Seafood Bonanza at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Seafood lovers will enjoy the wide selection and variety of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night at only 1,499 baht ++ per person with half price for children from 6 to 12 years. Enjoy a sumptuous choice, taste and services, which will make the buffet a great choice for friends and family together. Live Circus show from 7 to 10 pm. Saturday Seafood Bonanza Night at Oasis Restaurant opens every Saturday at 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Located at lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya For more information or reservations contact 038 714 981.

Discover a slice of Italy every Wednesday at The World, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Every Wednesday night from now to November 2017, The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld is celebrating all things Italian with a special Italian buffet promotion with red and white wine priced at just THB 1,490++ per person. Freshly prepared in-house, our chefs’ regional selections include a range of cold cuts and cheeses, light salads, indulgent pasta dishes, piping-hot pizzas and a range of desserts. This deal gives you access to the World’s exciting lineup of buffet stations from 18:00 – 22.30 hrs. every Wednesday. In addition, our a la carte menu items are also available as normal. For more information or to make a booking, call on 02-100-6255 or email

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

For reservation contact or Tel. 038-930600

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

at Larn Thong - Authentic Thai Traditions, Royal Cliff Hotel

Thailand journeys at Sala Rim Nam, Avani 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

Culinary Truffle Hunt at T55 Grill Room, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya Follow your nose and join the hunt all the way to T55 New York Grill Room, which is on the trail of truffles this month with a special menu. Gourmands are invited to take a luxurious culinary tour, sampling the rich and earthy taste of these rare and exquisite delicacies, starting with a Truffle Garden of salad leaves, pomegranate, radish and shaved truffle. Nothing is as richly divine as a Truffle, crab and lobster bisque, especially with creamy saffron rouille garnish as the perfect complements. The pièce de résistance, Truffle Rossini, is a French classic. This culinary masterpiece is made with beef tenderloin, foie gras and brown Madeira wine and truffle Périgueux sauce. Praline Chocolate Truffles bring the tour to a wonderfully sweet finale. For reservations, call 033 078 888 or e-mail

You will experience Southeast Asia’s very popular grilled meat dish like never before. Explore our exciting All About Prawns promotion at Larn Thong - Authentic Thai Traditions. For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gro-main@

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

THE BANG SARAY CLUB A Slice of History The Bang Saray Club has been in existence, admittedly in various guises, since 1966. The foot fall over those 50+ years has been astonishing. This grande dame of Bang Saray has seen many changes but has always gracefully welcomed her guests to enjoy the stunning location, nestled as it is, beside the ocean overlooking the bay with views as far as North Jomtien. Alan Mehew is now firmly at the helm giving the bar/restaurant a new refreshing breath of air with his gastro themed evenings, soon to come Sunday Roasts, daily happenings, and his contemporary menu. In the interests of full disclosure, Mick and I are no strangers to the Club, having lived in the area for some time and, over the years, have enjoyed many parties and musical get-togethers. The menu and dishes have recently been modified so we popped in the other evening to enjoy a tasting menu of the new items. The big horseshoe shaped bar is the ideal place to savour one of the new Light Bites with a glass of icy beer, a wine or two or a G and T from the well stocked bar. There’s a sports bar on the first floor complete with pool table and darts, plus the added pleasure of a most striking view out over the beach and swimming pool. The Chicken Liver Pate (B.180) makes for a first-rate starter or a light snack. It’s a big favourite of ours, rich, smooth and creamy, it has now been embellished with a portion of homemade onion jam. A tangle of sweet red caramelised onions tempered with a splutter of Balsamic vinegar makes the perfect bed fellow for the pate. Chicken wings (B.150), an interesting vodka tempura and the Club Bruschetta are also popular choices from the dozen or so “Light Bites”. Main courses now include a serious plate of fish ‘n chips (cod loin) with crunchy fries, tartare sauce and even a British curry sauce. Two portion sizes for this classic are King and Queen, B.480 and B.390 respectively. The Club is extremely proud of their house burgers. Premium beef, pork or lamb have been fashioned into big juicy patties, the beef option (B.380) is topped with quality cheese, crisp bacon rashers, coleslaw, dill pickle and that luscious onion jam mentioned earlier. The lamb burger comes with mint jelly and yoghurt tzatziki for a twist of flavours while the pork version benefits from an extra spicy salsa. All are presented boarded with big, fresh buns and the clubs toothsome steakhouse fries.

The Club’s steak and kidney pie is another best of British favourite. This nostalgic dish is made with the finest beef, onions and mushrooms and then topped with flaky puff pastry before being baked to a burnished brown (B.380). A classic, this time from across the pond is the Philly cheese steak. Thinly sliced beef with bell peppers and onions and lots of melted Gruyere cheese is served in a panini for a gooey, meaty delight (B.350). Pasta lovers will not be disappointed with Alan’s signature beef lasagna. It’s a winner of a dish and comes highly recommended. A Club menu would not be complete without the “All-Day-Breakfast”. Baked beans, two eggs, tomato and pork sausages are accompanied by either fries or toast plus tea or filter coffee. Don’t miss the specials of the day before enquiring after the homemade desserts which can be relished with a selection from their ice creams. An extensive Thai menu completes the food listings. The Drinks List is a comprehensive catalogue of a dozen whiskies, gins, vodkas, rums, cognacs, tequilas and aperitifs plus, of course, an assortment of classic cocktails to satisfy the most discerning imbiber. House wine, Casa Romeo Italian red or white is only B.110 per glass with Hugo Casanova Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc coming in at B.200 by the glass with carafes (50 cl. and 100 cl.) at B.320 and B.600. A wine wall of selected bottles is a welcome feature and corkage is charged at B.500.

Admittedly not on your door step (unless you live in Bang Saray), this charming restaurant/bar is worth driving the extra mile. Situated in seclusion on the southerly most part of the beach, away from the village, it is the perfect spot to take a while out of your day, loosen up, breath deeply and unwind with a glass of something relaxing in your hand and the turquoise sea of the bay before you – how much better could it get? “Not much!”, say Mick and I. Bang Saray Club Tel: 063 306 4656. Open daily from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm weekends and 10.00 am to 10.00 pm weekdays. Ample parking provided. Turn off Sukhumvit Highway through the arch of Bang Saray and carry on go through the mini roundabout until you see a temple on your right. Take the road directly in front of the gates and follow it through until you reach a white wall on your right with the Bang Saray Club logo and there you will see the entrance to the club. Visit www.thebangsaraybeachclub. com or bangsaraybeachclub or email mail@



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“Still the Best Nothing Like the Rest.” Steps away is our guest room situated on the ground floor. “G”. Perfect if you have a dodgy knee, low-back-pain or a hip problem. High steps and staircases. Not for me. Thank by John K. Lindgren you! Our Club Deluxe King room measuring 45-sqm in contemporary tasteful Thai design with a heavenly king-size bed, original artwork on the wall, flat screen LCD TV, a comfortable sofa bed, spacious bathroom area, separate bath, rain shower and Portico Spa toiletries. Plus a furnished patio beside the verdant tropical garden. Hyatt Regency boasts 213 rooms and suites over an area of 64,749 square meters covering secluded ponds, lagoons, interconnecting free-form swimming-pools and bridges overlooking palm trees, immaculate lawns and a 315-meter white sand beachfront. “Location, location, location” as Mr. Hilton supposedly once said. This property has the location, far from the madding crowds. Hyatt Regency Hua Hin architecture concept is cluster-style low rise accommodations, restaurants, 24-hour fitness center, THE BARAI Residential Suites and Spa, and the beach. Close to everything. No buggies (golf carts) needed! As the sun softly sets over the Gulf of Siam we enjoy the 'Sundowners” at the Regency Club. On international cruise liners they have captains dinner. Here we're invited to the General Manager dinner with the affable, veteran German born hotelier, GM Christian Wurm at McFarland House a restored, colonial two-storey 19th century pavilion, spectacularly transformed into an airy beachfront bar and casual dining area. On the menu chef's special “Surf & Turf” a premium quality delectable Australian Black Angus beef tenderloin steak combined with local wild-caught sand lobster paired with a glass of

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Deluxe Room

Australian Shiraz or Chardonnay accompanied by summer gazpacho, sauce béarnaise and a selection of side dishes. And the dessert to die for: Young coconut-lemongrass crème brûlée. The setting: tranquil and pleasant like the warm tropical night with the tidal waves rolling gently from the Gulf. I see families, couples; tourists and locals. Senior citizens and millennials conversing, smiling, enjoying their time. The cuisine, presentation, everything absolute perfection. Plus personal and attentive table service. Compliments. Chapeau! To Chef Ryan Dunn executive chef, his team and the McFarland House staff. Next day breakfast. Club Lounge, again. A delicious spread of fresh pastries, breads, meats, cheeses including fresh salads and a variety of juices etc. I opt for muesli, yoghurt, bread & cheese and a fluffy omelette on the side. Noodles and salad for Madame. Freshly brewed coffee for both of us, especially me. My favorite is the “Cappu-Spresso”. One cappuccino, (hot, of course) and one single shot espresso. Instructions: pour the espresso into the cappuccino. Voila! Now, your cappuccino has got some character, some stamina. Sometimes, after a big wine dinner I need a “Cappu-Spresso-Turbo” (supercharged) with two espressos!

John and Madame

And fresh carrot juice 500 ml. After le petit dejeuner, as the French say. We hang out at the “Le Club”. A relaxing venue. Almost like a painting: the pond, the pool with a lush garden and the beach as a backdrop. More coffee and browsing, scanning of the local newspapers and magazines. Thai, English including German and French publications; Le Monde, Der Spiegel and my favorite CONDE Nast Traveller magazine. There's also the mini paper-back library with English Dutch, Danish, German, Japanese and Finnish language crime fiction, historical oeuvres and romance. And of course, the complimentary high-speed WiFi and QR app for more newspapers and magazines online. Time for walk around the large property with all the fountains and water features, flowers and plants. Everything spick and span. Kudos to the hotel gardening team. Next private beach. We arrive with paper-back novels, magazines, iPhones. Hats and shades on our heads and me carrying a pair of Chinese binoculars around my neck. Survey the perimeter first. And stretch out on the sun loungers. The uniformed Regency Club staff brings us complimentary bottled water and cold towels. The beach is quiet. No vendors, no banana boats – no hassle. Luxurious privacy. Comme il faut! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. How about swimming? Lowimpact workout. “Improves balance, sleep and bone health,” says my orthopedic doctor. Dive on in! Hyatt Regency Hua Hin is known for its most-enjoyable array of swimming pools and a giant waterslide, which kids call “The big Dragon Slide” a 22-meter waterslide. After some backstroke, freestyle and floating around. The waterslide. No Fear! I climb up the tall solid tower. Knee, joint issues? Climbing up – No Problem. (Only hopping down stairs!). The slide. A super exhilarating water experience. The speed and the big splash. Five times. “Enough, now!” says Madame. Hyatt Regency boasts four restaurants on site. Figs, Talay Thai, You & Mee and McFarland House. For our dinner we chose Figs Italian restaurant.

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Antipasti (a course of appetizers) and Minestre (soup) and Pasta with Italian wine and San Pellegrino on the side. Grazie! Everything Finger lickin' good every dish or Tutto Delizioso! Not Tutti Frutti! Since, my wife Madame loves shopping, especially outdoor markets. Voila! A stone's throe from the lobby. The popular Cicada, local open-air weekend market. Late afternoon til' late evening. See ya later. Ciao! I retire to our comfortable guest room and the heavenly bed, HD flat screen TV, my iPad connected and a nice cup of Earl Grey tea. Our last day starts with the International Breakfast Buffet at the Figs. A lavish mouthwatering breakfast experience in a vibrant, family, a tad tourist atmosphere. Outstanding


service. Excellent freshly brewed coffee. Two “cappu-spressos” only, for “Mr John”. And the pool, again. I choose lazy laps in the meandering swimming pool. Madame taking naps in the sun lounger by the beach with OK magazine in her lap. Sunday. Checkout time. Gen. MacArthur once said “I shall return” We say. “We shall return”. Absolutely! It has been a most memorable sojourn. Hyatt Regency Hin Hin “Still the best nothing like the rest” PS. The HYATT REGENCY HUA HIN pocket map and “Getting Around Hua Hin Your Concierge Guide” is first-rate, hard copy information for international and local guests.

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Experience an exclusive two hour “Detoxifying Activated Charcoal & Green Tea Package” at Aisawan Spa. Enjoy a thirty minute scent of Green tea body scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft, smooth and radiant. Discover Asian beauty secrets with an activated Charcoal body wrap to draw out impurities from the neck to the toes. You will be wrapped for thirty minutes to allow the heat to open up the pores so that the charcoal can absorb toxins as well as reducing cellulite. Complete your treatment with a soothing sixty minute Swedish massage. This spa experience is available from November 1 to December 31, 2017, and is priced at 2,800 baht ++ per person and 5,000++ per couple.

The Rainbow Flora spa journey at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, will freshen your body and mind with the fragrance of fresh flowers, deep-cleaning your skin to leave it soft and silky, and with a delicate lingering scent. Your Rainbow Flora journey is available until the end of December and lasts for 120 completely relaxing minutes, at just 2,495 baht ++ (2,937 Net) per person. A five-minute foot ritual begins the journey, followed by a 25-minute Rainbow Flora body scrub to cleanse the skin with the gentle essence of a variety of flowers. Next, a long and luxurious 90-minute Aroma Massage with jasmine oil will release muscle tension and relax your body and mind. Your fragrant journey ends with an uplifting drink of roselle tea and a selection of local fruits in the Relaxation Lounge. Spa Cenvaree is set within its own spa village at the water park in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, far from the stresses of daily life.

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fairness-fitness-finery Thread Lift

by Dr Natnicha Loichuen

Thread lift is a minimally invasive rejuvenation technique used for repositioning sagging cheeks, lifting sagging eyebrows, and adjusting asymmetric brows and face. The thread lift system works by gently lifting sagging facial tissue in an upward direction, thus producing a fresh, relaxed and more youthful appearance while preserving and enhancing the natural contours of your

face. Thread lift uses extremely fine surgical sutures to lift and support the droopy areas of the face, brow and neck. The threads have tiny barbs that grasp onto and lift the soft tissues. The threads are inserted in position and once in place, the tiny barbs are gently opened which then lifts and repositions the underlying facial tissue into a more vertical and youthful position. The end of the thread is then cut and knotted, allowing it to retract deep under the skin. The threads then remain under the skin to provide structure and support. They are inserted via a tiny incision behind the hairline so there are no visible scars. They cannot be felt and are clear so that they are not visible once they are in place. Once in position, your body generates new collagen bundles that surround each thread to maintain the lifting effect. The exact placement of the threads will vary from patient to patient.

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya Ragnarok (3D)

Release Date November 2, 2017 Lead Actors Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Director Taika Waititi Genre Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi Thor will arrive in Asgard after hearing about trouble in his home world, and when he arrives he finds Loki’s style of ruling has led to some lapses in the rules and leads to the freeing of prisoner Hela. Thor and Hela naturally come to blows when they meet, which sees Thor “blasted” to Sakaar. There he meets Valkyrie, who is hiding out on the planet, and brings him to the Grandmaster to make him a gladiator, where he meets the most popular competitor in the arena, The Hulk, and loses his trademark hair and hammer.

Usually only one procedure is needed to achieve the desired lifting effect. The length of time the results last varies depending on the age of the patient at the time of the procedure, the degree of sagging, and the number of threads used. Additional threads may be added as needed. Risks and complications with the thread lift are uncommon and usually easily rectifiable. The actual thread is made from proven materials which have been used in all dissolvable sutures devised for sewing wounded blood vessels. These are modified as to resemble a fishbone with very small (almost invisible) and duly directed swells. In general, the best candidates for this procedure include both women and men in their 30s through their 60s who want a more youthful appearance, but do not want a conventional full facelift or brow lift procedure. Why is Silhouette Soft® innovative? • Immediate natural lift. • Progressive restoration of collagen • Entirely re-absorbable component • 30-minute procedure • No incision • Long-lasting effect for up to 18 months • Tailor-made treatment

Justice League (3D)

Release Date Lead Actors Director Genre

November 16, 2017 Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa Zack Snyder Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman,Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.


Personal Training

by Rory Coughlan

When you want to get in shape, the first step for many is heading to a gym to burn calories. However, with the vast array of weights, machines, and specialty equipment available, it can be overwhelming and confusing for inexperienced athletes. Instead of working out alone, discover the great benefits that come from working out with a personal trainer at The White Lotus Gym located at 313 training studio. Specialized Knowledge The founder of The White Lotus Gym is also the personal trainer there, having elite education degrees in health education, personal training, sports specific training, rehabilitation along with the extension to his knowledge and experience from martial arts training and teaching, military service, is an array of excellence that will give you greater knowledge about the human body, fitness, and nutrition etc. Creating a unique plan for fitness and diet that will work for your lifestyle. Of course, each training will have a different way of working with individuals and it is all directly tailored to their needs. Whether you need something tough to motivate you, or a gentle hand to help guide your path. The White Lotus has it all!! A Personal Trainer Increases Motivation No matter which way a personal trainer approaches each session, they can increase your motivation. Knowing a trainer is waiting for a scheduled session at the gym can spur you to simply show up for a workout. Throughout each session, the trainer will use motivating phrases and encouragement to keep you working at the peak of your potential.

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.

Chewing gum makes you more alert If your suffering from a mid-afternoon slump or can’t seem to concentrate in the morning, then try chewing some gum to make you feel awake. Coventry University researchers found that chewing mint flavoured gum dramatically reduced feelings of tiredness. Another study on the subject found that chewing gum can improve overall test scores and memory by 35 per cent, relieve stress and reduce anxiety levels.

Unique Workout Every person has a unique set of needs or goals, such as weight loss, increased muscle mass, or improved cardio health. Personal training uses a variety of exercises to create a personalized plan that will be much more effective than simply walking on a treadmill for a half hour. Trainers can also make modifications in a workout to meet individual needs, such as leg pain, or low muscle mass. Trainers will also be more knowledgeable about which machines, weight, and reps you should be doing. They can uniquely tailor each session to help you meet your goals and get you acquainted with workouts you’ve never tried before. Using incorrect form when working out can strain and pull muscles and put an increased workload on the joints. Personal

trainers have the knowledge to teach correct posture and form with all exercises, especially strength training exercises that can be very taxing on the body. This will keep your gym time safe and enjoyable. Personal trainers can do much more to inspire you to succeed in your workouts. They can provide the burst of motivation it takes to get you to the gym and get you on your way to meet personal health goals. While a solo workout can be a great option during some periods of life, you may find that visiting a personal trainer for a month or two can kick start a healthy life.

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


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Halloween party at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya QUIKSILVER HIGHLINE AIRLIFT VEST

Developed over the course of two years in collaboration with Jacques Cousteau-founded Aqua Lung, the Quiksilver Highline Airlift Vest is an essential piece of kit for big wave surfers. Pull on one of its ergonomicallyplaced tabs and carbon dioxide cartridges fill the suit's vest, helping you get back to the surface in situations — like heavy hold-downs or injury — where your swimming power isn't enough on its own. It can be worn over top of a standard wetsuit or as a standalone vest and is designed to maintain its form through multiple uses, so it should keep going as long as you do. Available at select stores in Hawaii, California, Europe, and Australia.


A puck-sized add-on for its Galaxy phones, this is not. The Samsung 360 Round Camera is meant for professional livestreaming and VR content creation. It has eight pairs of stereo lenses spread around its perimeter, with a single lens positioned vertically to give it 17 in all. It can capture 4K, 30 fps 3D footage — that's per eye — supports up to 2TB of external storage, and has IP651 water and dust resistance for shooting in less than ideal conditions.


Design and attention to detail have always been high priorities at BMW. And those same values continue to translate to their growing line of electric bikes. The Active Hybrid is the latest release, with an impressive range of up to 62 miles on a single charge. Riders can adjust the degree of pedal assistance using a new display and choose from four different power modes with a maximum push of to up 275%. The e-bike also features a saddle designed for the requirements of e-bikers, front-mounted headlight and rearmounted LED indicator, and a micro USB port and Bluetooth connectivity for your smartphone.


Another spooktacular night was held at Oasis Restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya where guests dressed up and partied for the spookiest night of the year and enjoyed a devilishly delicious buffet and a halloween cocktail and mocktail. The Halloween night featured dance shows, flare dance and the much-anticipated ghostly costume contest.

Oral health just got a whole lot more aesthetically pleasing. With a limited edition gloss and matte finish, the All-Black Goby Electric Toothbrush Kit is combining the benefits of an electric toothbrush and a sleek, minimalist design. The battery lasts two weeks on a single charge, keeping those unsightly cords in your drawer and off your sink. Better yet, the USB charging cable makes for easy charging, both at home and on the go. Sign up for their subscription service and they'll automatically send you a new brush head when its time to change it out. If you're still afraid of commitment, you can try it out for 60 days, no strings attached.

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Global Top Group offers the best deals in the city


lobal Top Group won the most prestigious awards from Thailand Property Awards for two years in a row.

Global Top Group was recognized as the Best Boutique Developer on the Eastern Seaboard by Thailand Property Awards in 2016. Also, in 2016 Global Top Group received an award for The Cloud development as the Best Affordable Condo Development on the Eastern Seaboard. In 2017 Global Top Group received two more awards for its iconic development – City Garden Tower. City Garden Tower was Highly Commended as the Best Luxury Condo Development on the Eastern Seaboard and having the Best High Rise Architectural Design by Thailand Property Awards 2017. At Global Top Group, it brings them pleasure to build the best Pattaya condominiums, but even greater appreciation when it's recognized by agents, customers and investors worldwide. With this great success, Global Top Group is offering a special promotion for the units in City Garden Tower. Global Top Group provides its customers with loans and the best payment plan in the city: For Thai customers buying City Garden Tower, they offer just 10 percent installment and 90 percent with loan from the bank. For Foreigner customers, they provide loans up to three years for 55 percent remaining payment for the unit! Call 0907 417 417 and register to get the special deal.

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Road Accident Victim Protection

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Property Are Things Really Getting Any Better Yet? There are all kinds of pricing indicators that have surfaced over the years to help us gauge the economy and determine how we are doing financially. Just two years ago I revealed my own economic indicator which I called the ‘Sign Board Index’ (SBI). Pricing trends normally are measured for modern wholesale markets, manufacturing industries and commodities markets by what is known as the Producer Price Index (PPI)--the international industry standard for imparting pricing fluctuations and, more importantly, pricing and economic trends. Then there is something called the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), which is an economic theory--a technique used to determine the relative value of currencies. When one wishes to understand these pricing trends and/or changes in relative currency values as concerns modern wholesale, manufacturing and commodities markets, it’s the PPI and PPP that can answer the big questions. But what about the guy on the street? You know, the average ‘Joe Consumer’ who might be your neighbor, friend or co-worker. Just how does he or she really know how things are going in their local economy? Many in our society and throughout the world are unable to decipher or apply such concepts as the PPI or PPP. Most people ask very simple questions such as: Are things getting better? Are things getting worse? And just how bad is it? So how can we simplify economics to a level that the average person can understand and appreciate? Well nearly 30 years ago a clever American pricing standard known as the Big Mac Index (BMI) was introduced in The Economist. The Pam Woodall creation was a tongue-in-cheek illustration that was so well received that the prestigious magazine has reprinted an updated version every year since. You may not have heard of Pam Woodall, but I’ll bet you’ve heard of her ‘Burgernomics’! Thailand has its own pricing

index parody introduced by Achara Deboonme. According to Achara’s version of the Big Mac Index (BMI), the average price of a Big Mac in America when she published her Thai economic indicator in July 2013 was US $4.56, while in Thailand it was 89 baht--or $2.85 at the exchange rate of 31.27 per dollar at that time; the BMI suggested that the Thai baht was undervalued by 37.5 per cent. The BMI allows economists the world over to easily compare international currencies and their relative strengths, i.e., the purchasing power of one country versus another by the price of a Big Mac in local currencies. Taking the concept to the next level in Thailand, Achara devised her own clever insight into pricing parity within the Kingdom, calling it the Isaan Somtam Index (ISI). Her new metric in determining the purchasing power parity of the Thai people is based on the price of somtam, known to most foreigners as papaya salad. Using the BMI or ‘Big Mac Index’ formula to compare the price of somtam in each province of Thailand, Achara determined that the cost of living in Phuket based upon her Isaan Somtam Index (ISI) was the highest in the country. Yes, economically things are getting tough almost everywhere with almost no country unaffected. Having said that, according to the Associated Press, a little over two years ago we witnessed a shocking American newspaper headline, ‘The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking’. Now that is an economic indicator that everyone in America can understand and relate to, but what about Thailand? The popularity of a burger in America is about equivalent to that of a bowl of noodle soup in Thailand. So a little over two years ago Thailand witnessed its own surprising headline: Mama brand instant noodles sales drop for the first time in 42 years.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.

The article went on to say that sales of Mama brand instant noodles dropped 0.3 percent in the first four months of 2015, the first decline ever in company history. Now that’s an economic indicator that everyone here--rich or poor--can understand and relate to. Pam Woodall’s Big Mac Index and Achara Deboonme’s Isaan Somtam Index demonstrate that there are easier and less confusing methods to measure the state of local economies. Well at that same time a little over two years ago Clayton Wade came up with his own economic indicator: the Sign Board Index. I had been researching this phenomenon for many months while driving back and forth to Bangkok a couple of times every month, and I had determined for without a doubt that the Thai economy was not going in the right direction yet; it had not yet hit rock bottom either. On June 15, 2015, as I drove past the last 40 signboards on the motorway (Highway 7) before reaching Pattaya, I counted 19 that were blank. That represents an SBI indicator of 47.5 percent. That’s right; nearly half the sign boards were completely empty! If that was not a certain indication of what our economic situation was, I don’t know what was. I felt strongly that this very simplistic signboard phenomenon was a reliable economic indicator that was literally staring us in the face. My Pattaya Today column that month ended with, ‘The next time you find yourself driving down the motorway to or from Bangkok and happen to ask yourself ‘Just How Bad is the Economy…’ start counting those empty sign boards and calculate Clayton Wade’s ‘Sign Board Index’ and you will have a pretty good idea ‘Just How Bad the Economy is’! Well that was two years ago when the economy didn’t look great; it wasn’t. And it continued to get worse. A year later Clayton Wade wrote two consecutive articles on how the Thai economy was

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

beginning to show clear indications of moving in a positive direction. After the long and difficult downward economic trend that most of us have experienced on the Eastern Seaboard, believing that the local economy was getting better was a bit more positive than a few of my readers could imagine. Several readers questioned my sources as they found it hard to believe that the proverbial ‘economic silver lining’ just might be shining down on us…finally! Then it dawned on me: Let’s try my SBI once more and see what we could glean. So there I was driving down the motorway once again, counting empty signboards. I did my first survey on June 30 with impressive results. I counted 16 out of 40 signboards without advertising. That represented an SBI indicator of 40 percent. That’s right; an improvement year-on-year of 7.5 percent! I have always written my articles with a strong sense of responsibility, and when it came to reporting on the recent condo oversupply and eventual condo market crash, I did so because I saw it coming and I saw it early and clearly. As a result of that signboard index last year I was excited and when I wrote “Now, I am more than happy to see these ‘hard times’ in the rearview mirror with better times ahead. “All things considered, and

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

with no unforeseen calamities on the horizon, I think that we have a good chance of rounding the corner and putting this recent Pattaya real estate bust in the history books”. Well as most of us here in Pattaya experienced, we didn’t get too far around the corner; last year was not that much better. 2016 left most all of us in the “Where are the customers? Where’s the money?” doldrums. Well it has been another year plus, and I was once again driving down the motorway last week counting empty signboards and boy did I get a surprise. I counted 20 out of 40 signboards without advertising. That represents an SBI indicator of 50 percent. That’s right, an improvement year on year of 10 percent! Well, all I can say is once more I am excited as there does seem to be some positive movement amongst the big companies with large advertising budgets. Let’s do keep this in mind and let’s keep our eye on the market. You think that Clayton Wade’s Sign Board Index is a joke? Come on, man, this is Thailand, the Magic Kingdom, where last year a panda and an elephant on CNN predicted that Portugal would win over France in the Euro Cup! Let’s see if we can rain a little of that Thai magic down on the Eastern Seaboard property market and bring the ‘Thai Smile’ back to our fellow property professionals.

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

Road Accident Victim Protection The Road Accident Victim Protection Act is for victims whose life, body or health is injured from the conveyance using or being on the way, or from the goods carried or installed on such accident. This covers the driver, passengers and the person who is not one of those conveyances. The victim also includes the legal heir of the deceased victim. This protection act does not cover the property of the victim. What kind of conveyance is covered by this act? In this Act, “Conveyance”means conveyance under the law on vehicle, conveyance under the law on land transport, vehicle under the law on military vehicle, and includes other conveyance prescribed in the Ministerial Regulation. The owner of conveyance who use or possess for use of conveyance must provide an insurance against loss for victims. The conveyance owner who has already insured against loss for victims which includes loss occurring to victims and properties, no more insurance against loss for victims is required. It is prohibited to use the conveyance which has not provided insurance against loss for victims.

the basic compensation? The victim can authorize the hospital, representative, relatives or legal heir to request the basic compensation from the insurer by the following: 1. Causing injury - The daily report from police station certified by Police Inquiry Officer - Receipt of the medical fee from the hospital - Certified copy of Thai ID card, Alien ID card, passport, the document must be issued by the government that bears the name of the victim 2. Causing death - Certified copy of the death certificate facilitated by the legal heir - Certified copy of the ID card of victim or the legal heir of victim - The daily report form police station to prove that the death of victim is caused by the conveyance accident.

What are the duties of the insurer? The insurer shall pay the compensation in two parts: The first part is the basic compensation such as healing expense, funeral and including compensation for damage and other basic expenses necessary for the victim’s recovery from the damage. The insurer shall pay to the victim within seven days from the date that of receipt of request from victim, without pending on investigation on liability. In the request of the basic compensation, the victim must file an application within 180 days from the date the damage has occurred. The second part is the compensation which exceeds from the basic compensation. The insurer shall pay after the accident investigation, and the insurer shall pay to the victim who does not have liability. The receipt of basic compensation shall not prejudice the rights to claim for additional compensation under the civil and commercial code.

The Victim Compensation Fund The victim also can request for the basic compensation from the victim compensation fund from the following conveyance accidents: 1. Such conveyance has not been providing an insurance against loss for victim and the owner of conveyance fails to pay basic compensation to the victim or pays incomplete amount of basic compensation to the victim. 2. Such conveyance is not under possession of the conveyance owner when the accident occurred due to misappropriation, fraud extortion, theft, blackmail or robbery which has already been reported to the police inquiry officer. 3. There is no one claiming to be the owner of such conveyance and such conveyance has not been providing insurance against loss for victim. 4. Such conveyance escapes or no one knows which conveyance caused the damages. 5. The insurer fails to pay basic compensation or pays incomplete amount to the victims. The victim compensation fund shall completely pay the basic compensation within seven days from receiving the request from the victim.

What are the necessary documents in requesting for

Reference: Office of Insurance Commission website

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Special Feature

Congratulations, Team Thailand

From the recently concluded Formula one STEM challenge world Finals in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the two teams from Thailand, Dehjo Racing, wins the Best New Comer Award and Pursuit Racing who won two awards, Best Team Website Award and Autodesk Pressure Challenge. They competed against 51 teams from 23 countries. F1 in schools is an international competition that challenges teams of school students to set up their own Formula 1 team and run it as a mini-enterprise project. They are responsible for managing budgets, marketing and branding, sourcing sponsorship and designing, manufacturing and racing a miniature gas-powered Formula 1 car. The Formula 1 STEM Challenge is being operated in 46 countries, 23 million students already participated.

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Business News Marriott International expands its resort portfolio in 2017 across the Asia Pacific region Marriott International is on track to open 16 new resorts in Asia Pacific across seven brands in 10 countries and territories this year, giving travelers more choices when booking holidays, business events or special occasions. Marriott currently has 130 upper-upscale and luxury resorts in the Asia Pacific region in countries including China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. The new hotels range from tranquil resorts such as the beachfront Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa, which is the company’s first hotel in Sri Lanka, to The Ritz-Carlton Haikou, which presents travelers with a new experience as Ritz-Carlton’s first golf resort in China. “This is an exciting year for Marriott International in the Asia Pacific region as we deliver innovative, new ways to cater to today’s and tomorrow’s travelers,” said Peggy Fang Roe, chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Asia Pacific. “Our new openings demonstrate our promise to be where our guests want to be and provide them with everything they need to relax, recharge or celebrate a special milestone.”

These new properties will benefit from growing demand from Chinese travelers, who today are the world’s No. 1 source of outbound travelers. China National Tourism Administration estimates China’s travelers will take 700 million trips over the next five years. As incomes rise, China’s middle class is looking for higher quality products and travel experiences – such as stays at Marriott’s newest resorts. Earlier this year, Marriott launched a joint venture with Alibaba to help capture this growth by redefining their travel experience. “Marriott International is proud to offer picture-perfect paradises for every occasion,” said Paul Foskey, chief development officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We continue to cater to its ever-expanding customer base by introducing new brands, exciting destinations and unique experiences to its resorts portfolio.” Here are the new hotels the company is opening across the region: Explore Marriott’s Fastest Growing Destination - China The company marked several milestone openings in China this year including The Ritz- Carlton,

Haikou, the brand’s first golf resort in China; the Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection, the brand’s first property in China; the Element Chongli, which brings its eco-conscious concept and extended-stay brand to the mountainous Taiwoo Ski Resort of Zhangjiakou, co-host of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics; and the Westin brand’s first hot spring resort in Taiwan, The Westin Yilan Resort set amidst stunning coastline scenery. Discover New Properties and South East Asian Charm Marriott International debuted several new properties across Southeast Asia, including The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, a tranquil oceanfront resort on the Andaman Sea in Malaysia surrounded by an ancient jungle and sheltered by trees. The resort is designed to incorporate influences from local culture to create a private retreat with an authentic touch. A luxurious spa is home to five cocoonshaped pavilions that float above the sea and features rituals inspired by indigenous healing and beauty ceremonies. The Ritz Kids children‘s program brings an exciting array of culturally and environmentally focused experiences and activities for families including a Langkawi Treasure Hunt and Nature Discovery. The award winning JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa, which opened earlier this year, allows travelers to discover one of Southern Vietnam’s newest resort destinations. Designed by Bill Bensley, the whimsical resort reflects the architect’s vision of a fictional ‘Lamarck University’ with venues that represent school facilities such as ‘Chemistry’, the bar where guests can order inventive cocktails in test tubes.

In Thailand, the newly opened Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa is a tranquil beachfront retreat with playful touches while The RitzCarlton, Koh Samui allows guests to focus on revitalizing their mind, body and spirit through design and amenities. The hotel’s design reflects a modern interpretation of the island’s environment with natural materials of ceramic and coconut. Its spa offers holistic wellness treatments, and guests can join fishfeeding experiences in a temperate Swim Reef nestled within the resort. Scheduled to open this month, the Renaissance Bali Ulutwatu Resort and Spa in Indonesia will appeal to families spanning generations. It will offer three pool experiences, a playful beach club with activities for kids of all ages and a selection of restaurants to delight even the pickiest eaters. Broaden Your Horizons in Japan and Korea This year, Marriott has expanded its presence in Japan’s scenic destinations with the openings of five Marriott resorts. Guests can explore the lake area at the base of Mount Fuji when staying at the Fuji Marriott Hotel Lake Yamanaka and admire the white sand beaches and mountain trails at the Nanki Shirahama Marriott Hotel near Osaka in Western Japan. Located close to Kyoto, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel showcases the beauty of Japan’s largest lake and natural ‘onsen’ hot

springs district, and Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji boasts a Pacific coastline location set in the densely wooded hills of the Izu Peninsula. Apart from authentic and distinctive cultural experiences, the five resorts feature integrated digital-savvy online platforms, allowing travelers to switch off yet stay connected. Later this year, the Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort & Spa is schedule to open and mark the brand’s first property in South Korea. Located on Jeju island and part of the highly anticipated mixuse resort—Jeju Shinhwa World, which will include a casino and amusement park - guests will have access to premium leisure and world-class entertainment facilities. Celebrate with a Getaway in the Exotic Destinations of Fiji and Sri Lanka Marriott International opened two properties in Fiji and Sri Lanka in 2017. The Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay marked the brand’s debut in Fiji. An innovative resort, it features the first overwater ‘bure’ bungalows on Fiji mainland which dot an idyllic manmade lagoon. Another exciting new resort, the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa, marked Marriott International’s entry into Sri Lanka. The beachfront resort, which features a modern take on authentic Sri Lankan décor, occupies a prime location near famous attractions such as the Galle Fort and blue whale watching hubs.

Ascott appoints new assistant director of sales and marketing and marketing manager for its Thailand cluster CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has welcomed new members into its family. Thitirat Ditpanya has

joined as the new assistant director of sales and marketing and Tasanee Ua-Aksorn as the new marketing manager. The newly appointed Thitirat

is a Thai national. She brings with her over 18 years’ experience in the areas of sales, team management, strategic planning and a wealth of expertise in sales and marketing. She previously worked with various five-star hotels and serviced residences groups including akyra Thonglor Bangkok (Formerly Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Bangkok), Compass Hospitality, Chatrium Residence Sathorn and President Park Group. Thitirat will now oversee Sales and Marketing team for Ascott Thailand Cluster, representing 11 existing properties as well as more under development projects. She leads the effort to provide room booking ease for a combined total

of more than 3,000 rooms across Thailand. Subsequently, Tasanee UaAksorn has been appointed as the new marketing manager for Ascott Thailand cluster. She has a background in marketing and communications in leading hotel groups including AccorHotels Group Thailand and Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia. Currently Ascott is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand, with 18 properties and more than 3,000 units across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha (including under development projects). All wellappointed properties are nestled in prime business and entertainment

districts, designed for discerning expatriates and travelers on business or leisure.

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Business News Akaryn hotel group appoints Thomas Singenberger as opening hotel manager

Akaryn Hotel Group, the pioneering Thai hospitality company with an appealing collection of luxury hotels and resorts around the Kingdom, has announced the appointment of Swiss native Thomas Singenberger as hotel manager at akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok, which is set to open in the first quarter of 2018.

A high-calibre hospitality professional, Thomas brings more than a decade of executive level experience to his new role at the 50room akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok. He was trained at one of the most respected hotel management schools in the world, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, and more recently held senior positions in the Thai capital at The Okura Prestige Bangkok and Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. Fluent in Swiss-German, German and English, Thomas boasts a strong background in food and beverage and understands the sophisticated global appeal of Bangkok as a travel and lifestyle destination. “Thomas’ modern style of management, creative F&B experience, and new concept development background fits perfectly with the energy and

experiences on offer at akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok,” says Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director of Akaryn Hotel Group. Akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok draws on its dynamic surroundings in an area that exudes urban energy and diversity. Two of Bangkok’s acclaimed high-end shopping malls – The Emporium and The EmQuartier – are within walking distance of the hotel, as are two of the city’s most attractive public parks, one of which is Benjasiri Park, opened to commemorate Queen Sirikit’s 60th birthday with jogging, cycling tracks and a boating lake. The hotel is the closest boutique luxury accommodation on Soi 20 to Sukhumvit Road, which is often referred to as Bangkok’s cosmopolitan artery, and the chosen address for a vast choice of world class restaurants, stylish

cocktail bars, sophisticated spas and independent galleries, including Adler Subhashok Gallery, which is the Bangkok version of its Parisian counterpart and hosts exhibitions by big name international and Thai contemporary artists. Bringing understated luxury and a new sense of style to Bangkok’s most vibrant tourism zone, akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok will present guests with an artistic aesthetic designed to inspire a lifestyle as much as a stay. The hotel will offer casual gourmet dining experiences whilst making the most of its location with

a sophisticated rooftop pool bar serving signature craft beers, snacks and barbecue dishes overlooking the metropolitan skyline. “As a new concept luxury urban retreat, akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok is all about creating an intimate atmosphere in the heart of one of Asia’s most iconic cities,” explains Thomas. “A personalized approach requires a distinctive personality, and with this in mind, the new akyra Hotel will offer guests a contemporary blend of classic hospitality and intriguing experiences.”

ONYX Hospitality Group in Bata Thailand welcomes new country manager The international shoe Bata welcomes Paolo strategic partnership with manufacturer Grassi to Thailand, where he will be taking over the role of managing YOO Hotels and Resorts director, Thailand. Named the

ONYX Hospitality Group has entered into an agreement with UKbased YOO Hotels & Resorts to manage and further develop YOO Collection and Yoo2 hotels across Asia. As a result, ONYX Hospitality Group will expand the presence of the two YOO brands across key city and resort destinations in the Asia Pacific region, contributing to further growth of the YOO Collection and Yoo2 brands. The first YOO Asia hotels to be developed will be in Phuket and Bali, both scheduled to open in 2019. Douglas Martell, president and CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group, said, “As we continue expanding the reach of the ONYX Hospitality Group portfolio and entering new market segments and new destinations, we are excited to be in partnership with YOO Hotels & Resorts to grow our footprint in the lifestyle hotels segment. We look forward to a mutual exchange of unique strengths, including YOO’s design-led philosophy and our regional management expertise.” John Hitchcox, chairman of the YOO Group, said: “We are

very excited about this partnership between YOO Hotels and Resorts and ONYX Hospitality Group as it has created the perfect platform for operational excellence and growth of the YOO brands across Asia Pacific. This expansion opportunity in some of the world’s fastest growing hotel markets will ensure that even more travellers will soon be able to experience YOO’s unique designs and guest experiences.” YOO is a global design brand specialising in design-led property and hotel developments around the world. The YOO brand was created by leading property developer John Hitchcox and international designer Philippe Starck with a vision to enrich lives with extraordinary living spaces. YOO Hotels & Resorts is inspired by YOO Group’s vision and offers two lifestyle brands: YOO Collection, luxury hotels which blend creative input by some of the world’s most renowned designers with sublime locations and personalised service, and Yoo2, upscale lifestyle hotels which provide unique interpretations of local influences, location and living space.

new managing director of Bata Thailand in August 2017, Paolo Grassi is coming to Thailand to promote both the company's global and local strategies. He has over 22 years' experience with Bata, of which he spent the last 11 years in managing director positions in Singapore, Italy and Malaysia. In these roles, he oversaw the countries' retail networks, the franchising and wholesale operations, and streamlined team structures and business processes. Grassi has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Economics from Universita Ca Foscari in Venice, Italy. At Bata Thailand, Grassi is working on realizing the company's vision of being the leading international fashion retailer in Thailand by providing high-quality,

stylish and comfortable shoes at a surprisingly affordable price. To gain the necessary exposure and achieve this goal, Grassi will lead Bata in building partnerships with popular local retail destinations and establishing collaborations with respected personalities as brand ambassadors. "I am thrilled about the chance to work with Bata Thailand to

further develop the brand and its perception here in the country. People here in Thailand have a strong fashion sense and are always on the lookout for a new look at a good price. With Bata's hip style, frequently released new collections and focus on high-quality products, I am sure we can become the country's top international footwear retailer," says Paolo Grassi.

Amara Bangkok presents Thai Passion at Element promotion to enhance Bangkok’s leadership position as a foodie hub of Asia Amara Bangkok announced the Thai food promotion called ‘Thai Passion at Element’ to offer its guests an array of both authentic and traditional Thai dishes at the hotel’s all day dining restaurant, Element to cater both in-house and outside guests who travel to Bangkok for not only shopping and visiting interesting tourist attractions but to enjoy foodie trip where each Thai dish will be presented beautifully to make the dining experience a little bit more memorable. Available for both a la carte and set menu, ‘Thai Passion at Element’

consists of both traditional and difficult-to-find dishes such as cold watermelon served with dried fish flakes, Fresh pineapple morsel topped with minced chicken and peanuts, Crispy omelette with pork crackling, Massamun curry with beef shank, Red curry with roasted duck and Prawn pad Thai wrapped with egg crepe, to name a few. The idea behind the promotion is to recreate the types of dishes that Viranat Silananda, general manager of Amara Bangkok who grew up in the States and really passionate about Thai food from his mom who moved there years ago with

the original Thai recipes. He then has brought back these recipes to the culinary team led by executive sous chef Chalermphant ‘Charlie’ Rojnwatham at Element restaurant. ‘Thai Passion at Element’ promotion is available daily from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm at Element. Guests can enjoy both exclusive set menu and a la carte style with reasonable price starts from only 150 baht per dish. For more information, call 02 021 8888 extension 5320, email or visit the hotel’s website at http://

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Issue 20

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Business News Best Western® scores a hat-trick at Travel Mazda captures Thai customer hearts, Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards Best Western® Hotels and Resorts is celebrating this week after it completed an impressive hat-trick at Travel Weekly Asia’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. The world famous hotel group won the title of Asia’s Best Mid-Range Hotel Chain for the third consecutive year, as voted for by the readers of Travel Weekly Asia – one of the largest travel trade publications in the Asia Pacific region. The award was presented to Best Western at a glittering award ceremony in Singapore in October. Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ managing director of International Operations – Asia, said he was delighted to have won the award for the third time in a row. “We’re incredibly proud of this achievement; to have been named as Asia’s Best Mid-Range Hotel Chain for three consecutive years is a great honor,” Berrivin said. “The readers of Travel Weekly Asia represent the region’s travel trade, so it is incredibly gratifying to know that the Best Western brand is resonating strongly with so many of our highly-respected industry partners. We would like to thank Travel Weekly Asia and their readers for this award, and for their continued support.” “In recent years, Best Western has undertaken a major international expansion strategy, including the launch of several new brand concepts and exciting new hotels in Asia. We will continue to set the bar for innovative, industry-leading midscale accommodation across the region in future,” he added. Winning its third consecutive Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Award continues Best Western’s recent winning streak, as last month the hotel group was named Asia’s Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand at the TTG Travel Awards for the 11th year in a row.

Jetstar Asia tops the table in punctuality Local LCC is the only Asia Pacific airline to attain five-star rating for On-time Performance

Jetstar Asia has attained the top ranking for its punctuality amongst all Asia Pacific airlines, achieving a fivestar rating in OAG’s biannual on-time performance report. Based in the United Kingdom, digital flight data analyst OAG, released its standings for on-time performance for airlines and airports twice annually, based on 52 million flights arriving within 15 minutes of the scheduled times. Only 14 airlines achieved the five-star rating, of which, eight are full-service carriers and six are low-cost carriers. Jetstar Asia is the only local airline in Asia Pacific to have achieved the five-star rating, with an on-time performance of 86.4 per cent. With its performance, Jetstar Asia was ranked the world’s 14th most punctual airline among the 390 airlines across the globe reviewed by OAG. The ratings are part of an ongoing accreditation programme that awards all airlines and airports twice yearly based on a rolling performance from October 2016 through September 2017. Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said that the world-

class recognition is a strong testament of our team’s efforts in championing operational efficiency and exceptional customer service. “We have always known that the hallmark for air travel are safety, punctuality and convenience. “In recent months, Jetstar Asia’s adoption of a new customer feedback measurement tool has enabled the airline to use real-time customer feedback to deliver exceptional customer experiences. “We are honoured to be the only airline in Singapore and Asia Pacific to receive the five-star rating and are encouraged that our continuing investments in our technology, processes and people has made travel more reliable and seamless for our customers,” said Pasupathi. Mark Clarkson, EVP of Product Management at OAG, said: “From an airline perspective, while Jetstar Asia was the only ASPAC airline to receive 5-stars, Qantas Airways (Australia), Japan Airlines (Japan) and Skymark Airlines (Japan) were all awarded four stars, with over 85 per cent of flights on time.”

ready to step up to premium brand status

Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., the official distributor and service provider of Mazda vehicles in Thailand, is moving ahead in customer satisfaction after introducing the new MCI (Mazda Corporate Identity) showroom concept, improving after-sales quality and raising staff capabilities countrywide. According to the J.D. Power 2017 Thailand Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study released recently, Mazda was ranked second with 827 points, shooting up from last year’s fifth position. The study, now in its 18th year, measures new-vehicle owner satisfaction with the sales process at an authorized showroom center by examining dealership performance in sales facility, sales initiation, sales negotiation, vehicle delivery duration and sales personnel. This year Mazda, with 827 points out of a maximum 1,000 points, finished close to the leader, and showed significant improvement over last year’s 806 points. This is proof of the improvements after going through a countrywide showroom and service center upgrade during the past year. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales said Mazda employees are delighted with this year’s achievement. “We are all very happy and proud for being able to capture the second position, after working hard for our customers,” he said. “Mazda continues to deliver our full commitment towards improving our dealer network, particularly in terms of showrooms and service centers under the MCI concept that truly reflects Mazda’s image, helping us to seamlessly connect with the customer.” Chanchai said Mazda had laid out an integrated service system for increased efficiency. The Mazda Activ Service program goes in harmony with the 6 major factors that determine customer satisfaction as follows: • Convenience – Integrates body and paint repair shop, warm

elegant customer lounges plus twohour express service bay. • Fast – Express service bays, parts inventory, express approval for accident repair, quick parts delivery and 24-hour service. • Standardize and Efficiency – Same high standards at all showrooms and service centers. • Price Transparency -Customers are informed of all parts prices, labor fee and scheduled maintenance cost, all of which are competitive against other brands. An important factor that affects customer satisfaction is the sales team, and Mazda has been determined in developing highlycapable salespersons who can best serve the customers. Attention to details and sharing of experiences to the customers also contribute to a memorable servicing experience. According to the J.D. Power study, Mazda’s strength lies in sales initiation and delivery period, and the study also serves as a good indicator for Mazda’s improvements carried out the past year. The 2017 Thailand Customer Service Index (CSI) Study, now in its 18th year, is based on responses from 2,458 new-vehicle owners who purchased their vehicle between August 2016 and April 2017. Before making a purchase decision, Mazda customers study information from various sources including current Mazda owners, and are satisfied with sales and delivery processes. In terms of marketing communications, television commercials play a major role in relaying true customer stories about Mazda, in order to enhance the confidence towards the brand, and making customers feel like family. Mazda is also preparing to stimulate the Thai auto market further during the last quarter of this year. For more information click and Mazda Thailand official Facebook/ Yo u Tu b e / I n s t a g r a m / L I N E accounts.


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SUZUKI Swift RX – 2015 Honda City 2010 sell 350,000 baht.

Call 085 146 1499

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Houses for Sale

Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 1 1 1 T LW / 2 8 9 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa w i t h Ve r y Ni c e Mo d e rn Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500


Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Se l l i n g Pr i c e 7 . 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4465) Great Home in the ver y popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Pr i c e 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Un i q u e a n d Sp a c i o u s Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

Jomtien Park Villa House for Rent. 2 Bedroom House in Jomtien. Private Swimming Pool, Perfect location. Price 60,000 Baht/month included Garden+Pool service. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Nice Private Pool Villa for Rent, Pong. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1 Toilet. Fully Furnished. Private Pool and Garden. Only 32,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Mapprachan, Private Pool Villa for Rent. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1 Toilet. Fully Furnished. Double Garage. Only 32,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Ni c e a n d Q u i e t V i l l a g e for Rent in Banaumpur. 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom + Jacuzzi. Walking distance to the Beach, close to Sukhumvit Rd. Price 45,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Silk Road Pattaya for Rent. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms. Fully furnished, 24 hours Security. For Rent 40,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5614) B e a u t i f u l Mo d e rn St y l e 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 (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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

Pool Villa for Sale

Urgent!  Luxury Pool Villa for Sale. Price reduced from 14M to 11.9M. THB. Fully furnished  3bed, 3 bath, private pool. Land is 340 sqm, house is 235sqm. Well-designed and well-decorated. Must see! Contact 2THAI.ASIA Real Estate tel. 089-934-04-50, line:

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Condos for Sale

Laguna Height Long Beach for Sale. Condo in a very Fantastic location of Naklue, Selling price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms. Rooftop common area with swimming pool, gym. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. The Galler y Jomtien for Sale. Condo in a Very Good location of Jomtien. Studio on second floor, only few minute walk to Jomtien Beach, selling price only 1.4 Million Baht, in company name. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Sixty Six Condo for Sale. The best Location of Central Pattaya, 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Fully furnished. Jacuzzi, European Style Kitchen. Rooftop Pool, Fitness, Foreigner ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. The Majestic Condo Jomtien f o r Sa l e . 2 B e d r o o m s 2 Bathrooms Corner Unit condo. On 3rd Floor, L Shape Balcony. Fully Furnished. Company Ownership,1.99 Million Baht only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: Penthouse in Park Royal for Sale. Perfect Location in Pratamnak. 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom with 111.8 Sqm. Big Balcony, Fantastic View. Price only 7.9 Mil Baht. Thai Name. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Northshore Condo for Sale. 1 Bedroom condo with 78 Sqm. Fantastic Sea View. Fully Furnished. In Company Name, 8.2 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. View Talay 7 for Sale. Nice Studio for Sale in Jomtien.48 Sqm in Foreigner Name. Price 2.8 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. No r t h s h o r e C o n d o f o r Sale.1 Bedroom condo with 64 Sqm. Fantastic Sea View. Fully Furnished. In Foreigner Name, 8.2 Million Baht. For more information please contact


Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. View Talay 7 for Sale. Corner Un i t f o r S a l e , Ve r y B i g Balcony. 93 Sqm in Foreigner Name. Fully Furnished, Price 8.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Star Beach Condo for Sale. 1 Bedroom condo, 4 th floor. Fully Furnished, Thai Name. Price 3,650,000 Baht Only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Venetian Condo for Sale. 1 Bedroom with 33 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Foreigner Ownership Price 3,490,000 Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Atlantis Condo for Sale. 2 Bedroom condo with 77 SQM. Fully Furnished. In Foreigner Name. Price 5.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896)


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Condos for Sale

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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2548)


Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871)

Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2507) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

2 Bedroom Condo for Rent. The condo is Only 300 Meters from Jomtien Beach. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 121 SQM. Fully Furnished. For Rent 32,000 Baht/Month.

For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Club Royal Wongamat for Rent. A Studio for Rent in a Perfect location of Naklue. Fully Furnished, WIFI, Cable TV. Price only 10,000 Baht/month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. View Talay 6 Residence for Rent. 45 SQM Studio room for Rent. The condo is located at Wongamat Beach. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: Shining Star Condo for Rent. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 120 Sqm. The condo is located in Jomtien. Fully Furnished, 32,000 Baht/ Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@ Deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent. The apartment is located in Chaiyaphruek 1. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Fully Furnished. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. View Talay 2 For Rent. 42 SQM Studio on 17th floor. Fantastic City View, Fully Furnished. For Rent 13,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite for Rent. Wongamat Beach. City + Pool View. Perfect for Family. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd.

E-mail: | Fax: (038) 076063 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Grande Caribbean Condo for Rent. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom. 73 SQM. Fully Furnished. Fitness, Pool, Saunna. For Rent 35,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: Chaiyaphruek Apartment for Rent. 2 Bedroom 2 Toilet 118 SQM. The apartment is located in Chaiyaphruek 1. Only 750 Meters to Jomtien Beach. For Rent 29,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-

2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PR1866)

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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Apartment for Rent

Road Naklue. 760 SQW with Building contraction 69 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@ 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at

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Land for Sale

Huay Yai Land for Sale. 140 SQW Land in Huay Yai, 10 Mins drive to Sukhumvit Road. Price 1.4 Million Baht, Company Ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: Nongplalai Land for Sale. In front of Pornthep Garden Home 7. Very Closed to Motorway, 252 SQW. Price 17,000Baht/SQM. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Banglamung, Land for Sale. 2 Rai 16 Wha, 2.3 Million/Rai. Free Hold, Company Ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. Land for Sale, Closed to Motorway. (LS02). 4 Rai 142 Wha, Price 6.8 Million/Rai. Thai Ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: Land for Sale, South Pattaya. 2 Rai 268 SQW, Thai Ownership. The land is located on Sukhumvit Road. Price 24 Million/ Rai. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571, Email: Land and Factory for Sale. Fantastic Location, on Sukhumvit

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2 5 9 1 7 8 4 3 6 (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes

Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PLD0978) Na Jomtien – Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 21.5 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PLD0013) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at (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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

Personal Care Giver Needed. Thai woman (ages 18-30 years) needed to provide personal care for American male expat living in Pattaya. Due to illness, expat needs help moving around inside and outside of his room. Experience with massage therapy is a plus, but will train good candidate. Some English

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speaking needed. Only original women will be considered. Salary: 8,000-12,000 baht/ month plus expenses. Please contact 66+0647765910. Thai to English Translator. Thai to English verbal translator needed for work in person in Pattaya. Rate: 400 THB per hour. Please send an email if you are local and have good verbal English. 0927700984

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Youth Focus

Putting the Community at the Heart of the School by Jill Ross

The new academic year is in ‘full swing’ at MIS and our students in Key Stage 4 are off to a busy start. In addition to studying towards their IGCSE’s, our Year 10 students are taking a leading role in MIS’s new Community Service Programme, which seeks to promote volunteering and civic-mindedness in our local community and beyond. Under the guidance of their teacher, Matthew Coutts, the Year 10 students have enthusiastically discussed ideas about what community service means to them and formulated a charter of guiding principles to follow in trying to achieve

their goals. Even though many of the students have had little previous experience working in the community it is clear that they are all very excited about their involvement in this type of extra-curricular activity. A discussion about the problem of stray dogs (and cats) in Pattaya has led the Year 10 students to promoting awareness of the importance of spraying/neutering homeless cats and dogs. It is well-known that Pattaya has a problem with feral cats and dogs, and many of the students have their own stories about particular ‘soi dogs’ and how they live.

Many of these dogs end up in overcrowded local shelters and are forced to live out their lives in very unpleasant conditions. Although it is difficult to alleviate the living conditions of many of these animals due to the numbers involved, it is indeed possible to prevent the continuation of this problem through the sterilization of local soi dogs/cats. According to the group, Spray USA, it is estimated a female dog can have up to three litters in a year, with an average of seven puppies in each. Theoretically, therefore, one female and her offspring could lead to 67,000 dogs in six years! The

statistics for cats are even more staggering, with many times this number potentially coming from one female. After learning of the problems surrounding stray animals, Year 10 started a fundraising campaign to help a small local organization which is dedicated to helping care for stray animals in the Pattaya area. ‘Dave’s Dogs’ is run by an Ex-Pat from England who has dedicated the past few

years of his life, as well as his own money, to helping feed, neuter and provide medical treatment to stray cats and dogs. Through his hard work and commitment Dave has looked after many abandoned dogs and cats and has provided funding for the sterilization of at least 50 animals, which as the aforementioned figures suggest, must have made a significant impact on the number of strays roaming

Pattaya’s streets. Over a twoweek period, Year 10 put their plans into action and raised over 8000 Baht by growing vegetables and baking cookies for sale. The money was presented to ‘Dave’s Dogs’ at the Thailand Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday 18 October, where the students from Year 10 were introduced to many of the animals that have been helped by Dave. The students all felt really proud of their efforts to raise money for such a worthwhile cause and feel they have learnt a great deal from the experience. Next up for the MIS Community Service Programme is a plan by the Year 10 students to volunteer their help to a school in Northern Thailand. Watch this space! Jill Ross is Year 2 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

10 ways to talk to kids about events in the news Limit graphic images News channels often replay the same event over and over, but very young children may not recognize that they’re watching replays of an event. Instead of an earthquake shown again and again, young children may think that earthquakes are a daily occurrence. Turn off the TV if a traumatic event is shown repeatedly. Limit your child’s exposure to graphic photos, as kids are more affected by images than words. Explain what happened When your child wants to know more, explain the basics. Through early adolescence, kids perceive all events as happening nearby. If they see a picture of a plane on fire or soldiers fighting, they may not realize that they’re seeing something from halfway around the world. Use a map or globe to give your child some perspective. But don’t over-explain Avoid giving away too much information. If your child

sees an image of a wounded soldier returning from the war in Iraq, for example, you can tell her that it’s a soldier who’s going to the hospital to get better. You don’t need to explain where the soldier was, or that our country is at war. Take fears seriously Your child's behavior may change—from talkative to quiet, for example. Encourage any communication about what she’s thinking. Ask her open-ended questions about the event she saw. What did you see? How did you feel when you saw that? Letting her tell you what she saw ensures that you won’t overwhelm her with too much information. Learn together Older children may want to research an event. Understanding more about hurricanes or earthquakes may actually relieve their fears. Research natural disasters online, or check out books about a location that’s been in the news. You may just

by Samantha Cleaver

replace an abstract fear with a new interest! Be a calming influence When there’s upsetting news, your child will look to you for guidance. Keep calm, no matter what images are flashing across the screen. If your child seems upset, acknowledge her feelings and reassure her that your family is safe. “I know it was scary to see pictures of the war, but there is no war here.” Keep your schedule If your child is upset about an event, keep the daily schedule as normal as possible. This helps kids understand that people’s lives remain normal even when news is happening all around them. Still, if she needs extra support going to bed or transitioning to school, take time to lend support and comfort for a few days. Encourage play Kids often play through their worries or fears as a way to cope. If your child is re-

enacting the news, pretending to be a firefighter running into a burning building, or using toy helicopters to rescue people from a tsunami, encourage it. Only intervene if this play becomes aggressive toward other children. Emphasize the positive After some events, like a terrorist attack, there’s the risk of immediately focusing on the negative, by talking about the

“bad people” who attacked us. Focus on the positive instead. Talk with your child about people and organizations that are helping the people who were hurt. Be part of the solution In response to any event, from a local emergency or a national crisis, ask your child if she’d like to help. Then, find a way to donate money or time, or raise awareness about a cause.

You may not be able to fly a young kid overseas to help build houses, but small local acts of charity may spark an interest that your child can put into practice as she gets older. Regardless of what today’s top headline is, don’t try to explain it away. Take the opportunity to encourage your child to build her connection to the world, one newscast at a time.


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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories Mankind has long believed that extraterrestrial beings of one sort and another might be visiting us. In ancient Greece, Socrates was forced to commit suicide because he corrupted young people with the heresy that the Gods are nonsense. Some have even argued that

Stonehenge or the pyramids of Egypt were built with supernatural assistance. It’s comforting to imagine that aliens visiting our planet are wellintentioned. Perhaps they want to rescue us from the threat of nuclear war or teach us to be brothers in the

Aliens might want to eat us alive wider cosmos. Everybody remembers cuddly aliens such as ET who only needed a bit of help returning to his own world. But not everybody is so sure about benign visitors. Stephen Hawkins has reminded us that there are perhaps 100 billion universes, so the chances of extraterrestrial life out there are very strong. Hawkins thinks that we should not be trying to contact alien life but, rather, to be avoiding it at all costs. Those beings from outer space could well want to exploit or enslave us. Shawn DomagalGoldman of Nasa’s planetary science division has compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could come in useful if a close encounter does occur. Yes, we could be lucky. The space creatures could be kind and helpful, but that is not a foregone conclusion. For example, if there is a shortage of food in the cosmos, aliens might even come

here to eat us. That was the theme of the 1980s TV miniseries “V” in which birds and small mammals were initially the favourite food for the carnivorous, reptilian humanoids. However, these lizards took to swallowing people whole for the main course in later episodes. Or the visitors could be bringing, accidentally or on purpose, diseases which our biological make-up could not resist. Humanity could be wiped out when a more advanced civilization released an unfriendly artificial intelligence or performed a catastrophic physics experiment which rendered parts of our particular galaxy uninhabitable. In the most extreme case, aliens might decide to destroy us because we are a threat to them. Planet Earth is fast becoming an environmental disaster with greenhouse gases in danger of getting out of control, leading to a total environmental disaster. “Green” aliens might object to the environmental

damage we have caused on our own planet and exterminate us to prevent our pollution spreading. Extraterrestrials could well be wary of civilizations that expand too quickly as they may be prone to destroying other life as they grow, just as humans are pushing our own species to extinction here on Earth. Aliens could notice that we are now probing space and even intending to populate our nearby planets with our own kind. If so, we will doubtless export our damaging environmental policies as well. Somebody or something out there

may decide that enough is enough and annihilate us for good. So if we do make contact with other civilizations, we should not rush to conclusions about what lies in store. Aliens may just be passing through or curious to learn our languages or feeling lonely and wanting to make friends. Equally, they might come in the guise of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse with only death on their minds. In which case we can all stop worrying about rising prices, the cost of medical insurance and what to do when the pubs are shut.


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This & That

Points to Ponder The Thinking Man’s Column By Paul James

The Name Game – Filipina Style


hinese kids are happy to adopt normal English nicknames like Jimmy, Charlie, Susie and Lisa. Nothing wrong with that you might think, but sometime soon, the Chinese government will inevitably crack down and jail anyone who has a western nickname, especially if they call themselves Google! Visitors to Thailand are often bemused by the crazy nicknames that Thai girls bestow on themselves, like, Nok, Nee, Poo, Bang, Boom, Oy, Ploy and many other equally baffling names. In some instances, (especially in Soi 6) it seems the naughtier the nickname, the better. One real Thai name is one that often begins or ends with Porn and that can be a little misleading to farangs due to its western interpretation! Some Thai nicknames make sense, some make no sense at all, but most mean whatever you want them to mean, depending on how much booze you have consumed. However, Thai nicknames have got nothing on the Filipino variety. Budding dads with Filipina wives or girlfriends would do well to heed the following advice: Do not let your girl choose the baby’s name. Whether you met the light of your life in the hot and sweaty fleshpots of Angeles, or in the malls of Manila, under no circumstances give her the go-ahead to name your kid, or your little darling is going to grow up with a name that will make you cringe when you tell your mum and dad what name to write on birthday cards. As sexy as your Filipina princess might be, when it comes to naming children, give her a body swerve and do not take the chance that she will call your baby something normal like George, Dennis, Linda or Joan. She will not. Her suggestions will have you booking a flight or running to the toilet if she is ready to pop and you are in another country. “Come on Bum Bum, your dinner’s ready.” Can you imagine calling that out in public to your beautiful little daughter or son? How about your offspring carrying your surname with a pre-fix like Bogie, Pretty (boys are called this also, but they are obviously destined for the seedier ladyboy side of life) or Bum Bum? While you are struck dumber than dumb by that well-known farang disease called love or lust, those names might sound cute, but what if their full names were Bogie Green, Pretty Dick and Cheeky, Cute and…Cocky? Bum Bum Brown? Not so cute! (Photo courtesy Babe is another common nickname in the Philippines, but tends to be met with a few squirms when she - or he reaches forty-years-old. Nicknames are to be found in all levels of society and we need look no further than the Philippines president and his family for evidence. The name that the president was christened with was Benigno Aquino. Fair enough, but he is known as Noynoy. That is not so bad when compared to two of his sisters’ nicknames; Pinky and Ballsy. The mind boggles as to why the girls were called those Soi 6 style names, but possibly, when they were born, they were just hanging around at the time. There is a well respected senator in the Philippines whose name is Joker Arroyo. Does this name instill a feeling of political confidence? That is his official, registered Christian moniker which was given to him by his parents, due to his dad’s love of playing cards. Joker’s brother is called Jack. It is not known if there is another brother called King, or another nicknamed Queen. Dad is obviously keeping an Ace up his sleeve. For some strange reason, champion Filipino boxer Manny Paquiao named his daughter Queen Elizabeth, after his professed love for the British monarchy. That is somewhat mystifying, but it still won’t get him a knighthood, no matter if he calls the rest of his kids Charles, Diana, William, Henry…or Kate. When the Philippines was under Spanish control, the concept of nicknames came into play and later, in 1849, a decree was issued which stated that every Filipino also had to have a surname. Most Philippine surnames are Spanish. Where the hell those crazy Christian names come from one can only guess. Come on Filipinas, give your child a name that can be respected all over the world, stop the boys from becoming prancing little dyed blonde hairdressers, prevent the young girls from becoming overseas maids who are used and abused, especially in the Middle East, and let the kids grow up with a name that every Filipina and western or Filipino dad, granny and grandad can be proud of.

Sex lives of nearly 300 popes revealed


new history of the papacy (The Popes: A History by John Julius Norwich, pub. Chatto) is unlikely to bring any religious waverers rushing to the Roman Catholic banner. But that’s hardly its purpose, one assumes. In 506 pages, the author manages to discuss all 264 popes, even though at least one, Pope Joan of the tenth century, was certainly a fictitious character dreamt up by heretics to discredit the medieval church. It’s a remarkable legend of a peasant girl who concealed her femininity enough to be elected pope. However, she was murdered by the mob when she gave birth to a child in the high street. Game, set and match to the muck rakers. About three quarters of the historical popes aren’t that interesting. They were old men who kept their head down so to speak. But attention inevitably centres on the remainder, especially those with a scandalous sex life. The Renaissance Pope Alexander VI kept several mistresses and sired a whole host of children. He even hired 50 prostitutes to cavort naked as they crawled on the floor to pick up chestnuts. After the pontiff’s death in 1503, there was a terrible stink coming from the coffin which indicates he might have been murdered with poison, perhaps by his own son. Same sex scandals were not unknown either. Pius II died in 1471, apparently as he was being sodomised by a page boy. Or maybe it was the other way round. But this papal supremo wasn’t all bad news fit only to print in the Sunday papers. He introduced the printing press into Rome and built what is today known as the Palazzio di Venezia. It is important to keep a sense of balance when discussing sex crazed monarchs. The author also finds hints of homosexuality in 20th century popes which should not surprise us too much. Bachelors do make up a fair proportion of gays when all said and done. The point made continuously in this book is that even the most sinful of popes had a good side. Boniface VIII, a silly man if ever there was, none the less introduced one way traffic lanes in and around the Vatican. Others faced humiliation in this life or the next. Innocent III had his body stolen the night after he died and his decomposing body was later found in a box with those of two other popes. In 1958 pope Pius XII was disastrously embalmed and one of the Swiss guards in attendance fainted because of the pong. Of the modern popes, one of the most likeable was Pius X whose dad was a village postman and his mum a seamstress. He was one of the very few popes to do nothing to promote the interests of his family and his brother remained a postal clerk. This pontiff remained essentially a parish priest even in high office, and he gave The mythical female pope Joan was invented by catechism classes heretics

Pope Paul II allegedly died during sodomy

every Sunday afternoon, even hearing confessions every Thursday. Of course, you needed to know which box he was in to reveal all on the latter occasions. Pius X was a holy man and it’s no surprise that he was canonized. Some popes died in most odd ways. John XXI was killed when the ceiling of his study collapsed without warning and buried him beneath the rubble. Lucius II was killed during a civil war and Benedict VI was strangled by his jailors. More recently, pope John Paul I died mysteriously in 1978 and there have been many suggestions he did not drop from his perch by natural means. Actually that tale is probably not true. If it had been, the truth of the murder would have emerged by then. You can’t keep secrets in Rome for very long. In spite of its coloured history, the papacy has survived the centuries with surprising ease. Not even Hitler dared to invade the Vatican and depose the pontiff though he certainly thought about it. The papacy may have been at its most newsworthy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries when there were several warrior popes with scintillating private lives. But we have to remember that the papacy in those far-off days was a temporal as well as a spiritual force. There were the papal lands to protect in central Italy, so you hardly wanted a pacifist to inherit the mantle of St Peter. The author is silent on the question of the future of the papacy in the 21st century. What is surely needed is a reforming pope who can bring the Vatican up to scratch on social issues such as abortion, gays and the role of women in the church. It may be doubted whether a group of conservative cardinals in their 70s and 80s will dare to do that when the time comes. If they don’t, then expect Roman Catholicism to continue to die on its feet everywhere except Africa. For whatever reason, it is expanding there even as it collapses in its traditional European heartland.


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Local Sports

Bunker boys weekly golf Mountain Shadow After a weekend of rain of biblical proportions with Pattaya flooded in many areas Monday dawned bright and sunny with clear blue skies and bright sunshine. Most looked forward to a pleasant day's golf at Mountain Shadow. The course was virtually empty so play got underway ahead of schedule and proceeded to close without delay within four hours. This difficult course was in fine condition, however, the heat was oppressive and many wilted under the extreme heat. This was reflected in the scoring which was again on the low side.

Geoff Cox enjoying an extended purple patch again took the honors with a round of 33. Neil Carter continued his good run of form to take second a shot back and Alan Sullivan took third with 29. Near pins were shared with Les Hall and Geoff Cox taking two each. We are expecting a big influx of visitors at the weekend so next week's numbers should be significantly better than of late. Results: 1st - Geoff Cox (15) 33 points 2nd - Neil Carter (12) 32 points

3rd - Alan Sullivan (15) 29 points 4th - Michael Brett (16) 29 points Near Pins: Geoff Cox x 2, Les Hall x 2. Pleasant Valley T'was a beautiful day and the few who showed up for a day of golf at Pleasant Valley were ready to take on the well-groomed course that had been reserved for them. Greens were in great shape as per normal when we play PV, Fairways mowed proper although a little damp in certain areas do to quite alot of rain over the past days. But that is behind us now as the day was sunny and shiny. Wish we could say the same about the scores. James Carr came in as the winner, followed by Ken Davidson who just arrived back from the UK, and trusty old Les (eagle eye) Cobban with three closest to pins, also not his best showing but still able to reach the podium today in 3rd place. Results: 1st- James Carr (33 points) 2nd- Ken Davidson (32 points) 3rd- Les Cobban (30 points) Closest to Pins: Les Cobban x 3

by Neil Carter

Ken Davidson 1 Wangjuntr (Valley Course) Oh how we love to wake up and see the blue skies. We had a better showing of lads today as we hit the road to Wangjuntr, a course we play maybe once a year as the trek there is not favoured by many. Glad we were given the option on which course to play, so we chose The Valley Course over the other two they offer. We felt like we were the only ones on the whole course. No hold ups, no pressure of play moving up behind us. But a tough course nonetheless. Today's honours were taken by Keith Norman who just returned to us from his homeland, welcome back Keith. Followed up by our beloved James Carr with not the greatest of scores but good enough for second place. In third a man who has been very consistent with his golf lately and closest to pins, Les Hall. We are starting to see some of our snowbirds come back to Pattaya and look forward to more. Results: 1st- Keith Norman (34 points) 2nd- James Carr (30 points) 3rd- Les Hall (28 points) Closest to Pins: Keith Norman, Ken Davidson, Les Hall, Geoff Parker

Mashi zero’s in on the monkey course! by Peter Grey Bangpra It was a bakers dozen that headed out to Bangpra with dark threatening clouds overhead, we were not sure what we heading in for. The weather changed for the better and the day turned quite good for golf. We had a feeling that the rain would not arrive as there were plenty of monkeys out with their young. If there was any chance of rain they would not be here. The course is badly in need of some maintenance, grass on fairways was okay but the first cut left a lot to be desired. Golfers were losing balls in the first cut and that should not be. We only had the one division given the numbers, and victory was awarded to Mashi Kaneta who returned with the best score for the day, 34 points was enough to get the nod from the judges. Second place was filled by

Patrick Poussier, three points behind. Third and fourth went to the count back with “Buffalo” Bill Steinmann getting the nod and the prize over Rudy Regenass. Unlucky Rudy you have seem to have no luck with count backs! Results: 1st - Mashi Kaneta (16) 34 points 2nd - Patrick Poussier (27) 31 points 3rd - Bill Steinmann (12) 28 points NTP’s 2 - Not Filled 8 - Bill Steinmann 12 - Not Filled 17 - Alex Field Long First Putt 9th- Mashi Kaneta 18th - Glenn Smith Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed some cool refreshments (cold Beer), even

though the temperature was quite mild in Pattaya for this time of year. We took the opportunity to welcome back the following golfers: Buffalo Bill Steinmann, Mashi Kaneta and Gordon Clegg. We hope you enjoyed your golf. On a side note it was good of Mashi to ring “The Bell” shouting us all a drink! Well done, Mashi! Alex let D-For off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally

Winner Mashi Kaneta play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.

PSC Tropical golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

Daryl and the boss, Lek Bangpakong Riverside Country Club (Stroke) Well it rained and rained, in fact, most of the day it threw it down. I walked out of the hotel and immediately realised it was raining when I got very wet, so it was back into the hotel and down to the shop to buy an umbrella. Next a quick walk to BJ’s and all that got wet was my feet as sandals do not go well with a downpour. During our wait at BJ’S we checked the internet to see what the weather forecast at the course was and naturally it said it was likely to be fine, so in heavy rain off we went. The drive up there was not particularly pleasant as the weather varied from dry to heavy rain and as we came off the motorway the heavens opened and we arrived at the course in a downpour. Being smart, we left the clubs in the car and went down to the coffee shop to watch the rain hammer down and turn the course into a series of lakes, there was no way we were ever going to play in this weather, mind the coffee was good. After the best part of one hour the rain slowed and having come so far and noticing the lakes were slowly draining, we made the decision to play. It was obvious we were going to get our feet wet but it would not be the first time. The decision was made to ‘Lift, clean and place through the green’ in the hope we could actually find a dry spot to put the ball. Some hope at times. So off we went and it was exactly as we thought. Soggy and wet everywhere with very little run, the ball plopped down, dug in and when it hit water stopped dead. Exciting. The fact we were playing stroke for the monthly mug did not help either as we could not just pick up the ball.

Then it started to rain and the end was glimpsed, one group even went back and claimed ‘Rain Check’, but by then the rain stopped so back they went to complete their round. The greens were naturally slow but seemed to have drained well, but the rest of the course was a bit of a quagmire. Still golfers are tough! So, in the end all battered on. However the rain stopping and a bit of sun showing through, only led to a rise in the humidity and to go with wet feet we also got soaking wet in other areas we will not mention. At the end of the round we were absolutely shattered and everyone agreed we had had a great day. Aren’t golfers brave? So it was into a hot shower and a quick bite in the restaurant before into cars and back to Pattaya. And if we thought the drive up there was no fun, the drive back was far worse; for long periods it rained so hard the windscreen wipers could not keep up and many cars had to park alongside the road. Being brave, I took the easy option and as Mashi was driving I rested my eyes for a period. Back late at BJ’s and tired it was soon into the results, and despite the trials of the day we had some good scores. The winner on the day was Daryl Evans with a fine net 65 ahead of Brian Gage in second with net 66 and Brian Parish in third with a net 67. In fourth was Mashi Kaneta with a net 69 ahead of a countback on Net 71 that saw John Davis in fifth and Steen Haberstaat in sixth. Sad to say one or two decided to stay for a cold one or two, or three. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: John Davis, Peter Bygballe, Walter Baechli, Steen Haberstaat and Mick Coghlan


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Local Sports John and Mick battle it out at Crystal Bay by Dick Warberg Crystal Bay Hello to all golf fans and dedicated readers. This week the Tropical Golfers made a visit to Crystal Bay. The “Golfer of the Month” contest is in full swing, and each day, indeed each stroke is quite important to a few. Numbers are starting to climb and this day the Tropical Golfers had a winning 21 golfers meet at BJ's Lodge for food and greetings. Always one of the more favored venues, Crystal Bay is a forgiving and scoring course. One nice surprise is it was also in borderline excellent condition! Is it just the weather or has someone been tending to the grass with extra care. We don't know, but all who played said the course

may be in the best condition ever. Plus we heard that the “A” nine, closed for many months, may be open in a couple of months. The scores this day were high but not mind blowing as we sometimes have there. Several people below handicap level even got some mentions. Without further suspense here is how we finished. A-Flight (0-20): John Davis (c/h 15) showed he was not going to go down quietly in his GOM quest by shooting the best score of the day at 41 points! John is tenacious! Next, returning Alan Sullivan (17) made a nice showing with 37 points, followed by Ronnie Ratte (20) on 33 points and Brian Parish (13) taking the final flight honors on count-back with 32.

by Derek Brook

B-Flight (21+): Mick Coghlan (24) showed he has stamina with the GOM finish line in sight, and solidified his lead with a fine 39 points. After Mick, Daryl Evans (25) shot right on handicap with 36 points, followed by Steen

Knight finishes nicely! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees A very somber city this week as we prepare for the cremation of the King at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. This will be recreated all over Thailand and at our local Wat Chaimonogkol on Pattaya Tai. For the first time in over ten years, The Golf Club will be closed on the day of the actual cremation, Thursday 26th October. For today, we once more take to the links of Rayong Green Valley at the newly branded “Barcelona Valley” golf resort. This is our home course and condition is getting better every week. Today she was a little wet in places, so another lift, clean and place day in the short grass. A strong turnout of 28 golfers tells me high season is getting near. A trio of 36’s are tied for third place on the podium, and our ol’ mate Gary Emmett did them all just one shot better for sole second on 37. It was a one-two finish for Gary and best mate Steve Coughlan and an excellent round today gives Steve 39 points for a big chicken dinner! Good to see Frank Tordeur back in town, not on the podium today…but watch this space! Results: 1st – Steve Coughlan (26) 39 points 2nd– Gary Emmett (15) 37 points T-3rd – Gabe Gawron (13) 36 points T-3rd – Wayne Bridgeman (6) 36 points T-3rd – Andy Makara (31) 36 points

Treasure Hill – Stableford – White Tees Welcome back Kenny! After an absence of some five months, Aihara-san has finally returned for some more of our Antigua Monthly Medal shirts so ya better watch out. He hasn’t played since going back to Japan and will need some warm up before returning to top form. Today, only 29 points but good enough for a podium finish! Another bloke just back, Frank Tordeur takes second on 30 points with the big boy Richard Kings a winner with just 32 points on the card. Not surprising, this Treasure Hill track is narrow and difficult and to shoot your handicap here is quite an achievement. Not on the leaderboard but quite content, Mark Wood was happy with the Heineken promotion at the course that day! Another contented camper was the well-off Daniel Velloff taking the near pin. Results: 1st – Richard Kings (28) 32 points 2nd – Frank Tordeur (15) 30 points 3rd – Kenny Aihara (6) 29 points Laem Chabang A & B – Stableford – White Tees People forget about the legacy of Laem Chabang. This has been one of the best golf courses in Asia (Golf Digest) for 25 years and certainly deserves the accolades. Even in the wet as it was today, the guys were raving about

PSC Tropical golf from BJ's

Habersaat (29) and Peter Bygballe with 33 points. Congrats. Best Nines (non winner): Tom Herrington and Don Carmody got mentioned for having the best non-winning, 9 hole scores.

by Steve Ellison

The Knight in white and the visitors! this course. This was the last Sports Day on Thursday this year so from now on it is back to the high season rates, and still worth it! Visiting Steve Hogan took the win with a nifty 38 on the card. Wayne Bridgeman on 37 and John Robinson gets a break from the baby stroller shooting a 36 for a numerically perfect podium. Results: 1st – Steve Hogan (20) 38 points 2nd –Wayne Bridgeman (6) 37 points 3rd – John Robinson (12) 36 points Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford – Yellow Tees After all these months, the “B” course here has finally reopened! It is such a great track and the torment of the par-3 eighth hole is back at last. Condition here was exceptional given all the rain we have had lately. We reckon the yardage was close to 6,450 from the yellows and shooting a 39 here was a fantastic round. That is just what our Kiwi buddy Rob Knight did

and what a way to end your holiday in Thailand. Rob has been with us for the last several weeks and a favourite customer of the T.G.C. staff (and not just because of all the drinks he buys them.) Always a smile on his face, always with a joke at hand, get back soon, Robbo! Results: 1st – Rob Knight (13) 39 points 2nd – Frank Tordeur (15) 34 points 3rd – Bob McFarlane (13) 33 points The Golf Club is “The home of golf in Pattaya” and located in the heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all PGA, EPL, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www. and for more information mail us: and see updates at www.facebook. com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.

Bob and Dick Royal Lakeside (Stableford) We seem to go here quite often these days and it is always a pleasure to play. Whether it is the fine clubhouse or the straight forward, relative to many courses, of the layout I am not too sure. This course is one you can play and always seem to have a good day, and it is nice to go to a course where you can relax a little and score well. Main disadvantage of playing here is the drive there and especially back, however one thing I am good at is resting my eyes so it is not too bad, however driving back after playing can be a trial. I try to avoid it these days if I can. On this day we were off on time but it was overcast and we expected some rain. The course was grassed quite long and tended to make it seem long and while most fairways could be driven on in the buggies some were such that the carts were not allowed on. Caddie knowledge knew the

ones we were not allowed on. So with the fairways not cut short and the greens slower than normal, one would expect the scores to be low, but not with these ‘Lads’, they stuck at it and in general all the players scored quite well. Oh, whilst it did rain a little it soon cleared and a good day was had by all. Back at BJ’s we were soon into the results. In the A flight the winner was Bob Britton with a fine 42 points ahead of a countback on 39 points that saw Steve Truelove in second and Mashi Kaneta in third. In the B flight the winner was Dick Warberg with also a fine 42 points ahead of a countback on 38 points that saw Barry Elphick in second and Mick Coghlan in third. Then in the Non Winners section, the front nine was won by Andy Sullivan with 22 points and the back nine was won by Brian Parish with 17 points. T.T.F.N.


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You & Your Pets Brushing up on hairballs again In the previous edition of Pattaya Today, we discussed hairballs and offered some thoughts on limiting such problems. In response to that column, former Pattaya Today contributor Dr. RJ Peters provided additional insight—if not contradictory advice. Herewith, Dr. Peters’ welcomed commentary: Like you, I used to think hairballs were "normal." But over the years I've switched many of my cats to meat, especially raw meat; since then I see far fewer of those icky things. In fact, I recently read a column by cat authority Fern Slack, DVM, in which she notes that she once had a long-haired cat who threw up hairballs frequently. Unlike most hairball-barfing cats, she did not just hack up the offending wad and then go about her business as though nothing had happened. Instead, she would obviously feel ill for minutes to hours afterward. And probably beforehand, too. Dr Slack said she tried timehonored remedies such as dosing the cat with flavored petroleum jelly, putting her on high fiber diets, brushing her constantly, etc. Shaving her several times a year eliminated hairballs, but she continued to throw up, though less frequently. It was later learned that the cat had developed inflammatory bowel disease Another feline practitioner postulates that there is no such thing as “just a hairball,” arguing:

Cats developed stringent grooming behaviors in the course of evolution because grooming is a positive survival factor, probably through controlling parasitism and other diseases. So they are going to ingest a lot of hair. Does vomiting as a daily method for expelling this hair seem evolutionarily sound? Stomach acid hurts the esophagus and teeth, and frequent vomiting upsets the electrolyte balance. While vomiting as an emergency mechanism to rid oneself of the occasional nastiness seems reasonable, it seems unlikely that the daily vomiting of hairballs is the “normal” thing that the medical community has assumed it to be. In no way could a cat have naturally evolved to require the dosing with “lubricants” to survive or to thrive. Likewise, cats in the wild would never eat a “high-fiber” diet, and so would seem unlikely to benefit from one. On the contrary, it would appear logical that a cat would thrive better on what a cat has been evolved to eat – namely a mouse or a reasonable facsimile thereof – and that feeding a cat something wildly different from the diet it has evolved on is more likely to result in harm than in good. Ergo, a hairball is probably a common early symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Impaired motility of the gut would account for the balling up of hair that should pass right through, if stomachemptying time is the 0.2 – 2 hours it is

reported to be in a normal cat. A cat shouldn’t be able to swallow enough hair fast enough to outrace normal stomach emptying time. So the vet has been changing her patients over to low-fiber diets (grainfree and low carbohydrate), and she’s seeing a precipitous drop in hairballs. If cat food containing an unnaturally high level of fiber and carbohydrates is associated with an increased incidence of impaired GI motility and vomiting, and if cats fed this way are at higher risk to develop IBD and lymphoma, then a drop in hairball vomiting might mean that a cat has a lower risk of these two nasty diseases. A grain-free diet might be a better way to go. While there had been no science to it back up that theory when initially proposed, there is now more and more scientific evidence that these “mere” hairballs we see so often may respond, not to grease and not to fiber, not to brushing and not to shaving, but to feeding a diet that looks like what a cat was evolved to eat: grain-free, low-carb canned foods. It is not a panacea. But can anyone believe that a feline diet in which the calories are derived primarily from carbohydrates, which are much cheaper than proteins, is beneficial to anything other than the manufacturer’s bottom line? So if your cat suffers from hairballs, you might try changing her diet, or visiting your vet.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. Diabetes in dogs and cats can occur at any age. However, diabetic dogs are usually 4-14 years of age and most are diagnosed at roughly 7-10 years of age. Most diabetic cats are older than 6. Diabetes occurs in female dogs twice as often as male dogs. Obesity is a significant risk factor for development of diabetes. As dogs and cats age, they may also develop other diseases that can result in diabetes or could significantly affect their response to treatment for diabetes, The disease is more manageable if it is detected early and managed with the help of your veterinarian. With

proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives. Noticing the early signs of diabetes is the most important step in taking care of your pet. If you see any of the following signs, your pet should be examined by a veterinarian: • Excessive water drinking and increased urination • Weight loss despite increased appetite • Decreased appetite • Cloudy eyes (especially in dogs) • Chronic or recurring infections (including skin and urinary infections)

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.

Temple kitten 2

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

Cat Corner Got an allergy?

Going to the Dogs...

“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.” ~ Derek Bruce

Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears Polar bear skin is black! The only mammal capable of flight is the bat.

If you suffer from severe allergic reactions, consider testing yourself for feline allergies before bringing a cat or a kitten home. Then again, some people with allergies might adapt to their own pet, but still be allergic to other cats. A safe bet is to choose a cat with low allergens. Consult your vet or books for suggestions.


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1. Tetley unit (2 wds.) 2. Must (2 wds.) 3. Mines’ output 4. “Treasure Island” monogram 5. Olympian 6. Goldberg of “The View” 7. ___ beans 8. Shallow dish 10. Four-star officer (abbr.) 11. There are 24 to a day (abbr.) 17. Break, as a law 18. Psychic’s skill (abbr.) 20. Excite 21. Gangster Al ___ 22. Makes amends 23. Paths 26. Comic Caesar 27. Compass dir. 28. Sudden thought 29. Cry of dismay (hyph.) 31. “Sesame Street” channel (abbr.)

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: Give a detailed and comprehensive account of something. First letter: D Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Joining of a thing to another thing. A thing or part added, such as a porch onto a house. First letter: A Answer: __________ 3. Definition: The centralized intelligence that includes the physical body. It is the central organ that makes use of the body’s nerves, glands, etc., to gather and distribute information. First letter: B Answer: __________ 4. Definition: Having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; “a __________ architect”; “a __________ business venture” First letter: S Answer: __________ 5. Definition: Characterized by great determination; “a struggle against a __________ enemy” First letter: D Answer: __________ 6. Definition: To __________ is to give out the cards during a hand. First letter: D Answer: __________

7. Definition: Introduction of a new idea into the marketplace in the form of a new product or service, or an improvement in organization or process. First letter: I Answer: __________ 8. Definition: To acknowledge. First letter: K Answer: __________ 9. Definition: Provides one point; scored when a puck goes between the goalposts from the stick of an attacking player and entirely crosses the red line between the goalposts; also the informal term used to refer to the area made of the goalposts and the net guarded by the goalie and into which a puck must enter to score a point. First letter: G Answer: __________ 10. Definition: A taste taint giving the coffee brew an herbal character due to an incomplete development of the sugar carbon compounds in the roasting process. Results from insufficient heat during too short a period. A taste associated with that of a raw fresh vegetable leaf, often found in early new-crop coffees. First letter: G Answer: __________










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Pattaya Today Vol 17 Issue 04 - 1-15 November 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 17 Issue 04 - 1-15 November 2017