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Retirement visa options

Given the complexity of Thailand’s various long-term visa rules, Pattaya Today has spoken to 20 local expats (aged over 50) about the various alternatives currently on offer. The research did not consider aliens with work permits nor those with permanent residency rights. The three main alternatives are the traditional one year extension of stay, commonly known as the retirement visa, the new 10 year visa announced earlier this year and the various options available under the Elite card initiative. There is also the annual extension of stay based on a foreigner’s marriage to a Thai national. Far and away the most popular option is the annual extension of stay for retirees which requires income or bank balances of at least 800,000

baht. Bill, a 62 year old Brit, said he had looked at all the options. “I found the new 10 year retirement visa required a lot of complex paperwork including police clearance from the UK and possession of comprehensive Thai medical insurance.” He said he had limited medical cover from a UK company but had been told foreign-based policies were ineligible. However, not everyone agreed. Bob, an American expat, said he had applied for the 10 year visa – in fact two chunks of five years – because his American wife and children could share the advantages of long-stay in Thailand. “We all feel much more secure with a visa option which does not require annual renewal,” he said. “My wife and I previously held the one

year retirement option, but found that we each had to have 800,000 baht in a Thai bank. The bureaucracy was actually more hassle than the new 10 year path.” The Elite card also has its champions. This requires a one-off payment of between 500,000 baht and two million baht for residency rights from five to 20 years. Jacques, a 55-year old French citizen, said he had paid 500,000 baht for the “baby” Elite card which allowed him a five years’ stay but renewable annually. “I do not have to do 90 days reporting in person as Elite sees to that,” he said, “and I don’t have to stand in long lines at the airport immigration.” Other advantages were discounts on spas and golf courses and no need for the c u m b e r s o m e p a p e r w o rk

associated with one year extensions of stay. Introduced in 2003, the Elite card is now a privatized company owned by the Thai tourist authority with the aim of earning revenue from highend visitors and investors. It currently has 4,300 members with most members coming from UK, China and several Asean countries. There are now various options and pricing structures which allow for family membership in the scheme. Critics of the Elite card complain about the cost and the fact that the advantages can be nebulous. For example, the discounts at sports facilities and various retail outlets are not restricted to Elite card holders. A half-promise in 2003 that the Elite card might

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News Drunked monk caught by police

A monk was caught by the police during a check point at the intersection of South Pattaya and Third Road. Police officers said that while their doing their regular checkpoint in the area they noticed a car driven by someone who is dressed like a monk so they ask the driver to stop and identified the driver a Prah Paisan, 59, a monk from Wat Chaimangkararam in Pathum Thani Province. He was caught with violation of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was very drunk to talk so the police decided to bring him to the police station and will be brought to the temple Wat Thammasamakee in South Pattaya to report him about his crime committed and will be taken out of Monkhood before going to the jail.

Lesbian robbed ATM

Lesbian, Virai Chadon, 38, was caught by police officers after reviewing from CCTV of an ATM machine in Naklua. Complainant and victim Kongsak Thongsuk, reported to the police that his ATM card was withdrawn by someone in Naklua area. The police reviewed the CCTV and identified the suspect. Virai amitted the crime and confessed that she was standing behind the victim while he was withdrawing in an ATM machine when Kongsak left his ATM card in the machine so Virai tried to

entered his PIN code, luckily because she was born in the same year as the victim, she entered the correct pin and withdrawn 55,000 baht in different ATM machine in the area. As she went to the fourth one, the card was captured by the machine because the victim already reported his ATM was lost. Police followed the victim to her apartment using the CCTV camera in the city and caught her with only 47,000 baht left because she already spent partying with her friends.

Drug pusher arrested

Man shot

A Thai man identified as Wajatsawin Chawsuan, 48, was shot by his friend on the arm after a heated argument during a drinking session. The suspect was identified by the victim’s wife as a pad Thai seller in the same market in Soi Kao Talo where his husband also works as a tent assembler. The injured victim said that he was just talking to the suspect after having a fight with another man. The suspect with another companion went to the victim’s house on the same night and shot him twice.

Ganja dealer Sanya Seuy was caught by police after an entrapment operation was conducted by the police. They use a foreigner police asset to act as a drug buyer and asked Sanya if he is selling Marijuana. The police asset said that he wants to buy worth 85,000 baht of Marijuana but Sanya confirmed that he can only get 5 kilograms of Marijuana and will meet in a hotel in Naklua. So during their meet-up, the asset gave him the marked money and police caught Sanya, who is very well-known drug pusher in Walking Street, and he admitted that he only gets the drugs from a supplier.

Isaan Club Nongprue

Police died in accident

A police officer died on the spot after crashing his car on an eight-wheeler car in Sukhumvit Road. The victim, Parinya Detammarit, a deputy police officer of Chonburi, died on the spot after hitting the back of the truck. Another victim of the crashed, a taxi driver, said that his taxi was also hit by the police officer

The Isaan Club of Nongprue held an annual party at Vientian Restaurant in Soi Nernplabwan, eating and meeting. Naiin Sochada, chairman of the club welcomed members form Pattaya and neighbouring town and VIPs from Isaan province.


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News Appointment of executive assistant manager at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G announced the promotion of Prarinya Jaroenratto as executive assistant manager. Prarinya will oversee all aspects of rooms operations including front office, housekeeping, engineering and the spa, focusing upon driving product and service excellence to ensure continual guest satisfaction. With over 24 years of hospitality experience and strong skills in hotel operational management, he worked as housekeeping manager at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya in 2005 and in room division cross training at Hard Rock Hotel Bali in 2000. Prior to joining Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, he was a director

of housekeeping at Amari Orchid Pattaya from 2006 to 2010. Having been with Pullman Pattaya Hotel G since 2010, he started as an executive housekeeper before being promoted to director of rooms in 2012, holding this position until 2017. He was also a member of the Executive housekeeper task force, housekeeping at The Macau Roosevelt Hotel. “With excellent skills in hotel operational management, and having creative ideas, dedication and commitment to the hotel, he will prove to be a greatasset to leadingour team members.” said Sophon Vongchatchainont, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G general manager.

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Retirement visa options permit foreigners to own land under certain conditions was never ratified. At present, far-and-away the most popular option for retirees is the one year extension of stay for retirement. Its main advantage is its cheapness (1,900 baht + re-entry if required)and the fact that the documentation is relatively straightforward. However, some commentators believe that the 800,000 baht minimum requirement could be hiked whilst some government sources have expressed concern about long-term foreigners who do not have medical insurance. The X-O or 10 year retirement is only months old, but has so far not had a major effect on the expat market. Most retirees say they prefer to remain with the one year option – provided the ground rules do not change. One disadvantage of X-O is that a sum of money from 1.8 million to three million baht has to be lodged in a Thai

bank on a long-term basis. The Elite card is the most expensive to obtain but requires little documentation and certainly simplifies responsibilities with Thai immigration. Although it is true that Elite can handle the 90 days reporting on a customer’s behalf, this holds true only for those members living in major cities and not in rural areas. Elite membership networks are also useful for those needing work permits or investment introductions. The one year extension based on marriage to a Thai citizen is a route mainly used by expats under 50 who are too young to apply for the retirement option. It requires at least 400,000 baht in a Thai bank or proof of overseas income to the same amount. Application and renewal can be slow processes because of the substantial documentation required and the need to show that the marriage is not on the rocks or a fake arrangement.

Centara Hotels and Resorts in Pattaya signed the MOU for Internship Programme

Centara Hotels and Resorts in Pattaya led by Austin Robinson (centre), group director of operations-East Coast Thailand, cooperate with Thai-Itoh Technology Vocational College led by Dr. Piyadee Prasertsom (3rd right), director, for having a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from both parties to support and train the students to become a professional workers in the hotel business. The ceremony was held at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Royal Cliff’s 11th Year in Conquering the Wine Spectator Award from New York Magazine

Five exceptional restaurants of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group have once again been recognized for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards. A recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence 2017” for the 11th consecutive year, Caprice –A Taste of Riviera, Huang Chao – Royal Cantonese Cuisine, Larn Thong –Authentic ThaiTraditions, Rossini –The Godfather’s Favourite and the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar – Excellence & Heritage, continue to be honored as a top destination for wine lovers. The superb dining experience and exceptional wine selection offered in these award-winning restaurants have consequently achieved another impressive milestone for Royal Cliff’s talented culinary team. Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” began recognizing the world’s best wine lists in 1981 and awards restaurants which offer extensive selections of fine wine with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. Royal Cliff Hotels Group is home to 11 award-winning restaurants that offers a spectacular and tempting variety of dining options. Being honored repeatedly by a highly prestigious organization such as the Wine Spectator has confirmed the excellent food and wine pairings that each restaurant offers and the remarkable dining experiences that they provide.


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News Thai Thani held Loy Krathong

Thai Thani owner Chattuporn Pisanwalert led the Loy Krathong festival in his cultural village. Boxing show, cultural show, light and sound show. Thai food also were served to tourists

Airbnb to invest 68 million baht to support sustainable, inclusive tourism projects in Asia-Pacific At the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, Airbnb—the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company—announced it will invest 68 million baht through 2020 to promote and support innovative tourism projects throughout AsiaPacific. This commitment is part of Airbnb’s vision to strengthen communities through healthy tourism and empower hospitality entrepreneurs across the region. The fund will be available to organizations—including destination marketing organizations, NGOs, non-profit agencies and community social groups—in need of financial support for innovative tourism projects. The announcement was made by Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder, CSO and chairman of

China at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, during a panel discussion on the ‘New Job Creators’. “A i r b n b i s d e d i c a t e d t o empowering people and communities through healthy tourism, and we have a long tradition of supporting local projects in Asia-Pacific,” said Nathan. “We’re excited to continue these efforts and support APEC’s goal of driving sustainable and inclusive tourism to Asia-Pacific economies.” Empowering hospitality entrepreneurs New data shared today also highlights how Airbnb is empowering hospitality entrepreneurs across APEC member economies through healthy travel—authentic, affordable experiences that distribute the economic benefits to more people and more places, and that occur through use of people’s existing resources.

N e w d a t a s h ow s t h a t t h e Airbnb community boosted APEC economies by 952 billion baht and supported 370,000 jobs across 116 APEC cities in 2016. In the past 12 months, 55 million guest arrivals to APEC member economies were made on Airbnb, while Airbnb hosts in APEC member economies earned about 272 million baht during the same time period. Bringing APEC member economies together Data shared today also shows how Airbnb is driving sustainable, inclusive growth through tourism and bringing APEC member economies closer together through travel—a top organizational priority for APEC. A comparison of Airbnb guest arrivals in 2016 to overall Euromonitor-calculated arrivals

that year shows Airbnb already accounting for significant percentages of international arrivals in a number of APEC economies. In terms of international travelers in 2016, Airbnb accounted for at least five percent of all arrivals at six APEC member economies: the US (five percent), Canada (six percent), Chinese Taipei (eight percent), Australia (11 percent), New Zealand (14 percent), and Japan (15 percent). APEC member economies that

have seen at least 100-percent yearover-year growth in inbound guest arrivals on Airbnb include: Korea (104 percent), 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit host Papua New Guinea (110 percent), the Philippines (133 percent), 2017 APEC Leaders’ Summit host Vietnam (154 percent), Brunei (170 percent), Mexico (175 percent), Malaysia (179 percent), 2019 APEC Leaders’ Summit host Chile (195 percent), and China (268 percent).


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News

Habitat Group wins Best Condo Architectural Design

Halloween in Walking Street

Pattaya locals and tourists mostly celebrated Halloween in Walking Street wearing spooky costumes

Habitat Group led by Chanin Vanijwongse - chief executive officer (left) and Sasivimol Sutthibut (right) – chief operating officer, recently received the award as the winner of Best Condo Architectural Design (Thailand) for BW Premier Collection BluPhere Pattaya at Asia Property

Awards 2017, a world-renowned mark of excellence for property professionals from around the globe. Habitat Group was one of nominees representing Thailand to receive the highest score in each category from the Thailand Property Awards 20172018 in September, and passed into

the competition in the international platform in Asia Pacific region which was organized at Singapore. Winning the award highlights its leadership in the development of premium real estate projects of Thailand guaranteed from the well-known awards in the regional.

SOS Rice 2017

The annual Father Ray Foundation SOS Rice Appeal will be taking place again this year, on the first two weekends in December. There will also be one extra day on Tuesday, December 5, the day that will now be officially known and celebrated as King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday Anniversary. Each year an appeal is made to the people of Pattaya, asking them to make a donation of a bag of rice which will be used to help feed the 850 children and students currently living and being educated at the Father Ray Foundation. Each year the supermarkets of Pattaya invite the children, students and volunteers from the Foundation into their stores to collect donations from the shoppers. Stores taking part this year

include Foodland, Big C, Big C Extra, Best, Central Festival beach Road, Makro and Tesco Lotus; cash donations can also be made at branches of 7-Eleven. Apart from rice, the Foundation also needs cooking oil, sugar, salt, fish sauce, canned fish and dried noodles. The Foundation provides nutritious meals to the hundreds of children living at the Father Ray Children’s Home, Children’s Village and DropIn Center. It provides breakfast for all the toddlers attending the Day Care Center as many won’t have food at home. It cooks three meals a day for the students at the Vocational School for People with Disabilities and the School for the Blind, and it makes sure the food served is the freshest

and most nutritious available. It has an organic farm producing food that goes straight from land to kitchen to plate, making sure there that the children receive as little chemicals as possible. In one year the Foundation cooks 75,000 kgs of rice (165,000 lbs to our American friends). It goes through 29,000 liters of cooking oil and 5,000 kgs of salt and sugar. This year the children and students of Pattaya once again need your help to make sure they have enough to eat. - Derek Franklin


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Our Community Blood donation at Centra Maris WHA Group

Sponsors Anti-Drug Football Match

Presently, many people are in need of blood to save their lives especially those who were rescued from accidents. Blood Donation statistic from Red Cross Thailand states that the blood they have collected is less than what people needs. Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien and Centara Hotels and Resorts Pattaya realized how important to donate blood. The majority of CSR activities in the hotel is to donate blood to Red Cross Chonburi and all hospital in Chonburi area. Fifty three people donated a total of 22,650 cc during the recently concluded 4th blood donation campaign of Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. The campaign will be held every three months.

Mr. Sunya Baopoonthong (center left), Corporate Affairs Manager, Hemaraj Land and Development PLC., a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, sponsored the 16th Anti-Drug Football Tournament for the Chao Praya Cup in Pluak Daeng, Rayong province. This CSR initiative aims to encourage the youth in rural areas to engage in sports, promote a healthy lifestyle and build a sense of community and camaraderie.

Hilton Pattaya with Habitat for Humanity Thailand builds home in Chonburi “Happy thoughts can’t build houses, teddies can” - Hilton Pattaya in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Thailand builthouse for local family in Baan Bo Kwang Thong, Chonburi, Thailand. Hilton Pattaya donated 250,000 baht for sponsorship of building a house by getting support from sales of hotel’s popular raincoat teddy bears. Moreover, Hilton Pattaya’s management team and volunteerstogether with the team of Habitat for Humanity Thailand helped each other for the construction tasks

including moving bricks, laying bricks, and digging the pit. Building home and hope is one of the many good activities duringGlobal Week of Service, and is a part of Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy, which is focused on creating opportunities, s t re n g t h e n i n g c o m m u n i t i e s a n d preserving the environment.In October, Hilton’s Team Members around the world participate in many charity projects to make a lasting, positive impact in their local communities. More than 4,166

projects across 93 countries worldwide have been completed last year. Habitat for Humanity Thailand, one of our charity partners, was established in 1998 to improve the quality of Thai people by building homes and transforming communities. They built, repaired and rehabilitated over 11,500 houses in Thailand and helped over 46,000 people all over Thailand. Join us in the upcoming charity campaign; follow us on Facebook.com/ PattayaHilton.


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Our Community Charity bike ride by Derek Franklin

The second Father Ray Foundation Charity Bike Ride took place on the morning of Sunday October 5. What was hoped to be a calm day weather wise, turned out to be one of the windiest days of the year, mainly due to the aftereffects of Typhoon Damrey which had devastated parts of Vietnam, killing twenty seven as it reached land fall. This year the ride started at the Father Ray Children’s Village, near Lake Mabprachan, and Father Michael Picharn, Vice President of the Father Ray Foundation, greeted the more than six hundred riders who arrived to participate. Many riders were wearing a selection of very colourful outfits and riding the most up to date bikes available.

Of the hundreds of riders taking part only a handful were foreign, including the one rider who crossed the finish line first; however, it was not officially a race, though some people just can’t help themselves. As well as being a lot of fun, and the 35 kilometer course will keep anyone fit and healthy, the aim of the bike ride was to raise much needed funds for the Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya’s largest charitable organization. Today there are 850 underprivileged children and students with disabilities being cared for and educated at the Foundation, and the money raised will go into the Education Fund. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org

WHA group provides first-aid kits to Sillatham Samakhom Rescue Foundation

Sunya Baopoonthong (5thleft), Corporate Affairs Manager, Hemaraj Land and Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, delivered first aid kits to Sillatham Samakhom Rescue Foundation in Ban Beung Chonburi province, to be used by first responders and rescue workers in emergency situations. This project is in line with WHA Group’s mission to provide a safe environment for people within the community.


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RENAISSANCE HOTELS ARRIVES IN PATTAYA

Marking the fourth brand property in the Thai Kingdom

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enaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced the opening of Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa. The property is owned by The Ninesotel Co., Ltd. and marks the brand’s fourth hotel in the Thai Kingdom.

Ideally located in the tranquil Na Jomtien district in the coastal town of Pattaya, Thailand, the Renaissance Pattaya offers a modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and unique programming that reflect the Renaissance brand’s signature approach to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of its guests. The thriving coastal town is renowned for its night life, but is also an oasis in the area of Jomtien that is becoming a firm favorite with couples and families. “For today’s business travelers, it is unexpected experiences that create social currency and interesting cocktail conversation,” said Mike Fulkerson, vice president, Brand and Marketing, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to provide spontaneous discoverers with exciting opportunities for new, interesting and shareable experiences throughout their stay.” Inspired by the serene beach setting of Na Jomtien and the local fishing village that Pattaya once was, the design of the hotel is fresh, contemporary and playful with touches of the unexpected. Sophisticated use of wood, veneer and metal finishes in organic earthy tones, accented by marine shades of cobalt and gentian blue, brings the feeling of Na Jomtien beach to each space. The use of local Thai silk, cotton, chenille and jute adds a layer of local texture and complements the overall design scheme. Market leading interior design firm, P49 were behind the creative concepts at Renaissance Pattaya. The 257-room Renaissance Pattaya showcases stylish and vibrant interiors, with four room categories available, including chic Pool Villas and spacious Family Suites. Recreational facilities include two outdoor

swimming pools, a kid’s pool, kid’s club, a 24-hour fitness center; and a luxury spa. Recognizing the demand for fresh ingredients and inspiring culinary creations, the food and beverage outlets at Renaissance Pattaya offer a selection of popular and healthy choices. Guests can choose from all-day dining at 609 Kitchen, or fine cuts served alongside hand-crafted beverages at Pebbles Bar and Grill. Evenings at Renaissance, the bar’s signature program at R-Bar introduces a new guest experience, as each day a different handcrafted cocktail will showcase local tropical ingredient from Lemongrass Mojitos to Coco Martinis. R-Bar creates a relaxing space in the lobby area, where guests can unwind and soak up the buzz of the resort whilst enjoying lite bites. “I am excited to introduce the first Renaissance branded property in Pattaya. The new resort offers the ultimate retreat for guests looking for unexpected and local experiences; all within a stone’s throw from the excitement and energy that Pattaya has to offer,” said Saurabh Kukreja, general manager, Renaissance Resort and Spa. “I look forward to creating a beyond-the-ordinary experience for our guests that will come alive throughout their stay with us." With spaces that can accommodate meetings and events for up to 500 people, Renaissance Pattaya is well-poised to establishing itself as a premier destination for meetings and incentives in the region, offering something beyond the unexpected, R.E.N. Meetings will offer groups a non-traditional experience, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events.


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WHA Group and Chulalongkorn University Sign MoU with Dusit Thani Pattaya in performing Laem Chabang for Wastewater Management and Treatment Krathin religious rites

WHA Corporation PCL, Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering and the municipality of Laem Chabang jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration and knowledge exchange in the field of wastewater management and treatment. Effective for three years, this MoU agreement is part of WHA Group’s Clean Water for Planet CSR initiative. It covers the joint organization by WHA Corporation and Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering of practical training courses for the executives and staff of Laem Chabang City Municipality on wastewater management and treatment. This MoU agreement follows the signing, in September 2016, of an initial MoU between WHA Corporation and Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering that enabled students, through a custom-built curriculum, to develop new technologies in water management and treatment. Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering will provide experts and academic knowledge while WHA Corporation will open its Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (ESIE) to the trainees. Through easy-to-learn and well-designed training courses, the objective is to enhance their knowledge and encourage good practices in a real industrial environment. This will help improve the efficiency of wastewater management and treatment techniques in Laem Chabang. The scope of the MoU also covers the utmost use of treated water for sustainable water management, with the hope to see this initiative serve as a successful pilot project for wastewater treatment in communities nationwide.

Dusit Thani Pattaya General Manager Neoh Kean Boon leads the hotel staff and management to performed krathin religious rites marking the end of Buddhist Lent. The hotel was joined by other merit makers from Chonburi province to present robes to monks at the Djittabhawan Temple on Sukhumvit road. The krathin merit making is one of Dusit Thani Pattaya’s annual activities under its CSR program. All donations are raised by the hotel personnel and brought to an upcountry village to offer to the monks and the less fortunate.

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Merit-making activities to mark anniversary of passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Dusit Thani Pattaya Neoh Keen Boon, general manager, management, staff and hotel guest, participated in meritmaking activities, including alms giving to offer food and other necessities to monks and dedicate to mark the anniversary of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate Garners 2017 Eco-Champion Award

Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (ESIE), managed by Hemaraj Land And Development PLC., received Eco Industrial Town in C-3 Level Award in the Eco-Champion category, during the Eco Innovation Forum 2017. Tanin Subboonrueng, vice president - industrial estate operations and maintenance, Hemaraj Land And Development PLC, and Thanakrit Phothong, technician level 8, accepted the plaque and certificateon behalf of ESIE (Rayong), from Somchai Harnhiran, permanent secretary of Industry Ministry. ESIE was recognized for its impactful role in developing eco-industrial towns, with greater awareness of environmental conservation and safety standards, in line with the government’s Industry 4.0and Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) projects.

Management and team members at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien held a bike campaign on November 1. Bike routing 9 kilometers from the resort to Pattaya Second Road and turned left at Chaiyapruek junction to beach road and back to resort. Recorded time for bike around the area is one hour. The activity received great support from the team who joined the campaign totalled to 20 participants. The purpose of the activity is to encourage the staff to exercise and to maintain good health by setting a target of 10 Kilometers per week.


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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya celebrated 8th anniversary

Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led management and staff on the hotel’s eighth anniversary in paying respects to the spirit house. Food offerings were presented to nine monks during this traditional ceremony. The invited monks also blessed the hotel and wished its staff good luck on the coming years.

Hilton Pattaya organized 2017 Thank You with Purpose: Health is Wealth

PATTAYA, Thailand – November 9, 2017 Hilton Pattaya recently organized the 2017 year-end thank you party with healthy concept - Thank You with Purpose in line with Hilton corporate responsibility ‘Travel with Purpose’. Over eighty attendees from media, corporate clients and travel agents attended the party which was held at the hotel’s seaboard ballroom. The hotel has introduced the latest social, responsible and healthier options for the meetings & events “Meet with Purpose” by providing healthy and mindful options to all attendees via various activities. Highlight of the day was, meet and greet with one of the famous celebrities who have known for clean and healthful lifestyles; Patcharasri “Kalamare” Benjamas head and shoulder massage, and follow by healthy cooking competition. The fun-filled day-long event was completed with a cocktail reception at Drift lobby lounge where prizes were presented.


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

24th Annual Christmas Bazaar To celebrate one of Thailand’s most magical annual events a “Colourful Night of Loy Krathong 2017” party was held recently at The Beach Club restaurant in Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. A host of activities were organised throughout the day, starting with a beautifully decorated krathong and long drum parade. The evening occasion was opened by “Flower Dancing” to welcome over 100 guests before they enjoyed an irresistible Thai Buffet prepared exclusively for Loy Krathong by Executive Chef Theirry Danzas and his team. The evening’s festivities continued with an action-packed Thai Boxing show and the “Miss Noppamas Beauty Pageant” with Khun Yupaporn Chaichat, a therapist at Aisawan Spa, being crowned “Miss Noppamas 2017”. An unforgettable evening ended with guests and staff floating their very own krathongs on the hotel pool to let go of past misfortunes and to bring good luck for the future, as the Thai people have done for centuries on this truly special once a year night.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Date: 19 November 2017, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Venue: Holiday Inn Pattaya Activities: Pattaya Ladies Club invites you to it;s 24th annual Christmas bazaar. Fulfill all your Christmas gifts shopping needs for th eentire family before the season arrives! With plethora of choices of goods from 70+ vendors from all over Thailand. Come and enjoy a unique shopping experience with clothing, accessories, jewelry, handicrafts, baked good, etc. Enjoy Santa's grotto, grand raffle, massage, cafe and much more! Entry Fee is 150 baht per person (Kids under 12 free)

Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2017 Date: 27 November 2017, Sunday, Venue: Siam Bayshore Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya has a thank you party for the media with theme of Jungle Party in the Lost World. The party is held on Tuesday 7th November 2017 and it starts at 16:00 hrs with a game in the water park. After that, everyone can enjoy the cocktail and see the sunset together and have a buffet dinner at Coast Beach Club & Bistro restaurant. The purpose of event is to thank you to all press who support the hotel well since its grand opening in 2009. During the event , it has a costume contest for 3 categories of male, female and team. Additionally, a prize for someone who gets the most LIKE on facebook as well. The party is joyful and everyone looks very happy.

Activities: Siam Hotels & Resorts and the Thailand Guitar Society proudly present the 9th annual Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2017. This year 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. This event will kick off with the adult and junior guitar competitions at 10:00, followed by a guitar exhibition at 14:00, student concert at 15:00, followed by afternoon concert with Thai virtuoso guitarist Santi Kaewjai and last year competition winner Nattakrit Plewjit , at 17.00 and the CGO (Classical Guitar Orchestra), solist will be Padet Netpakdee, at 18.00, the “Guitar Night” featuring the expert strumming of Pongpat Pongpradit, Woratep Rattana umpawan, Sakol Siripipattanakul, Nalin Komentrakarn and Leon Koudelak.will start at 19.00. Admission / festival pass is Bht 400 for adults and Bht 200 for students. For more information: Call 038-428-678 or visit www.thailandguitarsociety.com.


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Vol. 05 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2017

Stir-fried squid ink spaghetti with black crabs, young green peppercorns, chili and hot basil served together with Thai seafood dipping sauce P R E PA R AT I O N M E T H O D Cut half black crab without shell, crack the claw and clean Slice and clean young corn, sugar snap pea, young green peppercorn, shimeji mushroom Grand Lobby Pound chilli and garlic in mortars Boiled squid ink spaghetti about 5 minutes Clean and deep fried hot basil, kaffir lime leaves

INGREDIENTS 460 g. Black crab 50 g. Squid ink spaghetti 5 g. Hot basil 20 g. Young green peppercorn 15 g. Peeled garlic 10 g. Red chili pepper 15 g. Red and green chili 30 g. Young corn 20 g. Sugar snap pea 15 g. Shimeji mushroom 3 g. Kaffir leaves 150 ml. Vegetable oil 10 ml. White soya 20 ml. Oyster sauce 5 ml. Fish sauce 10 g. Sugar 3 ml. Black soya

COOKING METHOD Deep fried black crab in medium-high heat until golden brown. Preheat the saucepan to medium-heat, add a little oil, chilli and garlic in the saucepan until smell good. Then turn the heat to low, add young corn, sugar snap pea, young green peppercorn, shimeji mushroom and stir thoroughly. Add seasoning sauce white soya, oyster sauce, sugar, fish salt, and black soy sauce, turn the heat to high and stir together. Turn the heat to low, add squid ink spaghetti, stir thoroughly to mix well. Add hot basil to mix in the pan. Turn off the heat and bring all in paella pan Top with fried hot basil and kaffir lime leaves Ready for serve.

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


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Vol. 05 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2017

THE CURRY HUT

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Has Changed Hands but the Chef Remains… It’s no secret that Brits love Indian food. It first appeared in the U.K. way back but by the start of the Second World War there were six curry houses in Britain. The arrival of Indians after the war to help to rebuild London fed the nascent growth with migrant workers establishing cafes and canteens to feed their families and curious natives soon discovering the spicy food was a revelation to their own bland, rationed cooking. By 1982 there were 3,500 curry restaurants

in Britain, today there are 12,000 with London having more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi. This phenomenal growth has spread world-wide and no more so than our own Pattaya. Mick and I are long stayers here and back when we arrived 16 years ago there was only one Indian restaurant. Now of course they have sprouted all over the city with new establishments appearing weekly. One on our list is a small family run curry shop tucked away in the hinterland of Rompho market (Jomtien Second Road) it delivers traditional Indian flavours at very affordable prices. The chef hasn’t changed but the restaurant is now under the new management by Mr. Singh who turns out exactly the staple Indian food you want to eat. The setting is family-style with clean, neat tables, fans and a small forecourt making it just the spot for a family meal or a friendly catch up with friends. If you want a meal that satiates your tummy, tickles your taste buds try the

Punjabi food at The Curry Hut. The stand out attribute at this restaurant is that the kitchen takes great pride in their dishes and will happily tell you the ingredients and basis for their dishes. We always kick off with samosas, either vegetable, chicken or mutton (from B.140). Prawn or vegetable pakoras also make for good finger food nibbles before moving on to more main dishes. The mutton seekh kebabs have been cooked in an authentic tandoor oven and hit the table sizzling and burnished with spicy flavours. Wine is not to everyone taste to quaff with curries but it is available and at B.150 for a humongous glass otherwise imported and local beers are readily available. Breads are a particular interest with a dozen or so varieties from spiced nans to parathas, chapattis and Tandoori rotis making the ideal accompaniments to the Tandoori fish, chicken or prawns (from B.220). The chicken is a house special and on our last visit this was our chosen item. It was cooked so well after it’s overnight marination in masalas, yoghurt, spices and lemon juice resulting in a tender joint with hidden depths - we loved it. Over a

dozen vegetable curries (from B.150) either complement the main courses or stand in their own right. Fried dahl (B.140) is always a favourite served in its comforting gravy. Aloo gobi is another ageless favourite combining the best creamy veggies with a light spicing and subtle flavour. Chef gained his spurs specializing in curry sauces and there’s a dozen examples to choose from. Chicken Tikka Masala has its loyal fans while the Vindaloo is how we remember it from back home, Butter Chicken and Madras are another two stand out al pan, dishes. I would hazard that we all started out our curry journey with Chicken Korma which here is as expected a mild, gentle boneless chicken cooked in yoghurt and light spicing. The lamb section offers Mutton done eight ways including a tomato infused Rogan Josh (B.220) or a Vindloo with mashed spinach. Seafood comes in an array of dishes from only B.200 including Prawn Chilli Masala, Prawn Karahi cooked with spices and tomatoes in a special pan and more. All are great partnered with one of the kitchen’s rice specialities, jeera, peas, mushroom pilau with special saffron, and four diverse biryanis featuring chicken, mutton, prawn or fish. If you’re in mood for a delivery there’s no charge for orders over B.500 in the Jomtien area plus if you’re eating in-house all food is nett with no VAT or service charges to boost the bill. No fancy prices here just good, solid food to put a smile on your

face and an even bigger on on your wallet. So next time you say, “let’s go out for a ruby”. Why not give The Curry Hut a try. The Curry Hut is located in Rompho market, Jomtien, Second Road. Tel: 088 1846500 for the take-away service.

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 funtasea@royalcliff.com

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: pattaya@avanihotels.com www.avanihotels.com


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Vol. 05 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2017

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@ hilton.com or pattaya.hilton.com

For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com

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

Wine & Oyster Night At Dusit Thani Pattaya Indulge yourself in finest oysters from the French ocean. From the sea to the table, perfect for business and leisure travelers who wish to relax after a long day at the office or tiring day exploring the city. Half dozen of oysters, with a bottle of Tyrell’s Old Winery “Semillion Sauvignon Blanc”, price at THB 1,588 per set. Available daily from 5 pm to 1 am until November 30.

Thailand journeys at Sala Rim Nam, Avani Pattaya

For reservations, call 038 425 611 to 7 Ext. 2149, 2150

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.

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 pattaya@avanihotels.com.

Friday Night Carvery Roast and Saturday Seafood Buffet at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien

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 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. Mirage BBQ Seafood Buffet offers every Thursday at only 1,299++ baht per person.

Meat lovers can now make a delicious start to the weekend at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya with the launch of a new weekly Friday Night Carvery Roast & Buffet at the resort’s stylish Twist restaurant. The highlight of the evening is a Live Carving Station featuring beautifully roasted Prime Pork Rib, Leg of Lamb, Farm Chicken, Seabass in Salt Crust and Cantonese Duck. Other dishes prepared a la minute include freshly cooked Italian favourites at the Live Pasta station, as well as a creamy Caesar Salad with Smoked Duck & Smoked Chicken prepared fresh in front of diners. Homemade soups set the stage for the timeless flavours of Thai and Western mains, including Roasted Chicken Red Curry with Roasted Pineapple and Braised Beef Cheek Bourguignon. Delectable desserts such as Blueberry Charlotte Mousse and Peanut Butter Mousse with Almond Crumble provide a suitably decadent way to round off the culinary adventure. . On Saturdays, the restaurant serves a spectacular seafood buffet with an array of different specials including Mussels, Sweet Cockles, Oysters, Blue Crab, White Prawn and Fresh Fish prepared using special recipes. hole Baked Seabass, Sautéed Blue Mussel with White Wine and Deep Fried Snapper. Twist Friday Night Carvery takes place from 6 p.m -10.30 pm and costs just THB 850++ per person. The Saturday Seafood Buffet takes place from 6 p.m -10.30 pm and costs just THB 999++ per person. Advanced reservations are recommended.

For more information or table reservations, contact (038 ) 714 981 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th

To find out more about Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya, or to make a reservation 033 078 888, or email hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com.

For more information or to make a booking, call on 02-100-6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th

Seafood BBQ Buffet every Thursday night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

For reservation contact fbsec@siamatpattaya.com 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!

All About Prawns at Larn Thong - Authentic Thai Traditions, Royal Cliff Hotel 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@ royalcliff.com

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 diningcgcw@chr.co.th

For food promotions, email press release at lifeandleisure@pattayatoday.net


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Vol. 05 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2017

Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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THE JOMTIEN PIG & WHISTLE Hearty, Nourishing Pub Grub The British have been responsible for many inventions over the centuries but probably the most imitated worldwide is the good old pub. There’s hardly a country in the world that doesn’t boast an Olde English (or Scottish, Welsh or Irish) pub of some description. Their names have interesting origins, largely in the beginning from the masons and craftsmen involved in church building like The Masons Arms and The Carpenters. However Pig and Whistle is different as it is said to derive from two words “Piggin” and “Wassail”. A piggin is a vessel (such as a jug) used to carry ale and wassail means a toast as in “Good Health”. We have two pubs with that name here, one The famous Pig & Whistle Pub, Restaurant (and inn) on Soi 7, Pattaya, which has been a constant here for many years through its many renovations and expansions. It is as

English as Big Ben and beans on toast and its perennial popularity is attributed to its friendly atmosphere and hearty servings of traditional pub grub at reasonable prices. The other is it’s sibling in Jomtien on Theppraya Road just as it turns down to Beach Road. From 8.30 am to midnight this kitchen is in full flight providing the class of dishes that has made the Pig & Whistle famous. Inside the new establishment, the décor is a modern, loungy sports bar with three big screens showing the matches of the day, a big comfy bar and banquette seating for friendly get-togethers and sociable events. The English breakfast menus are legendary and many a trencherman has been defeated by The Pig’s “full Monty” of two eggs, two English sausages, two rashers of Wiltshire bacon, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, fried potatoes, fried bread

plus toast and marmalade at only B.190. Breakfast meat heads would be well and truly satisfied with the No. 1. Special set: fillet steak (100gr) two eggs any style, bubble and squeak and mushrooms for B.195. Even those folk who enjoy a kipper for breakfast are kept happy with the No.2 Special set: kipper, scrambled eggs, bacon and toast for B.195. All the breakfast items, including the bubble and squeak and black pudding can be ordered singly or with any item of your choice. Mick and I visited the other evening to sample the English victuals and were very impressed with the hearty and the homely “just as Mum used to cook” quality of all this pub fayre. Come hungry though, the portions are huge and the staff (especially Chef) disappointed if your plate isn’t licked clean before its return to the kitchen. After much deliberating (it all reads so well), we chose to kick off the proceedings with a portion of their signature chicken liver pate (B.120). Deeply rich in flavour and served with dark brown bread toast and garnish, it was top drawer and considering the size of the portion would make for a very good lunch or afternoon snack. Other starters include the perennially popular Norwegian prawn cocktail, spring rolls or one of their home made soups with the pea and ham variety coming highly recommended. We should mention the sandwiches now before we move on to the main

courses. These are wonderful “door stop” affairs: huge slices of thickly sliced white bread generously packed with the filling of your choice, i.e. hot chicken, roast beef, bacon and egg, sausage and egg and even pork and apple with prices from around B.75. Half time by now and Mick and I were wondering where to take our taste buds for a nostalgic trip back to the times when the term “gastro-pub” had never been coined. We chose a traditional Wiltshire gammon steak served with an egg, fresh pineapple, garden peas and chips and the house bangers and mash. Three UK recipe fat chubby sausages were served with caramelised onions, peas, a gravy that shrieked “mmm Bisto” and a mound of buttery mashed potatoes (B.235). Mick meanwhile was tucking in and reminiscing about the last time he had enjoyed a gammon steak so much (decades ago!) and we were both waxing lyrical about this classic, traditional food that had successfully made the long trek from the British Isles to the Land of Smiles. Incidentally, the Thai menu abounds with over 30 items to please the most discerning Thai diner.

No self respecting pub would be without fish and chips and here it is a house speciality featuring huge fillets of white fish deep fried in a “light as a feather” batter and served with mushy peas and Chef’s individual tartar sauce. So many mouth watering dishes on this menu – I haven’t even mentioned the famous Pig & Whistle mixed grill yet! Valiant trenchermen only are required to tackle this gourmand’s platter of sirloin steak, pork chop, lamb chop, pork sausage, liver, kidney, fried eggs, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, fried onions and chips. It will set you back B.500 but then you probably won’t eat again for a week! We really enjoyed the classic homely dishes here at the Jomtien Pig & Whistle. For a true taste of the best of British it would be hard to beat this most convivial pub with its hearty, nourishing food, friendly staff and welcoming vibe. The Pig & Whistle (2) is situated at the bottom of Thappraya Hill on the right hand side going towards Jomtien beach and opposite La Bocca restaurant. Open daily from 8.30 am to midnight. Tel: (038) 303 289.


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Vol. 05 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2017

Thailand’s very own Sunflower Fields Cool season in Thailand comes in November – December, the fields and roadsides of Sara Buri are filled with blooming sunflowers. The magnificent yellow hue is truly a sight to be seen as recommended by Sara Buri travel guides. There are over 10,000 acres of sunflower fields in Amphoe Phra Phuttha Bat, Kaeng Khoi, Nong Don, Nong Khae, Muak Lek, and the most in Wang Muang. On the border between Lop Buri and Sara Buri Provinces, along Pattana Nikhom - Wang Muang Road, more and more sunflowers are being planted every year for the blooming sunflower festival, which is now spreading to other districts.

If you like soaking in the view of vast sunflower fields with horse and dairy cattle grazing nearby the surrounding vineyards, you have to visit Amphoe Wang Muang and Muak Lek, where the sunflower fields will be in full bloom in December – January. But if you prefer a family trip in hillside sunflower fields, Tambon Hin Son and Tha Khlo of Amphoe Kaeng Khoi are your places. You will find the most blooming sunflower fields around November – December, the 20,000 acres of beauty. Taking a Bangkok – Nong Khai train is also an amazing experience. You will see blooming sunflowers rolling past both sides of

the train when you get to Tambon Hin Son and Tha Khlo, especially in the middle and the end of December. Apart from visiting the blooming sunflower festival, you can also learn how to plant and take care of sunflowers. There are many products made from sunflowers for sales. And if you have a little more time, you should visit Wat Phra Phuttha Bat and Wat Phra Phuttha Chai, go see caves and waterfalls, or perhaps try wine tasting at one of the vineyards. Such trips can be a relaxing distraction in Thailand. Sunflower fields are growing in popularity and

gaining more and more attention, so many more provinces have started to planet sunflowers to increase tourism. Yet, Lop Buri and Sara Buri are still the hotspots of sunflower fields in Thailand. Getting There Getting to the sunflower fields is the tricky part. As they are working farms, there is little if any infrastructure for tourists to get there. The main fields are off the highway between Lopburi town and Saraburi, about 10 kilometers from Lopburi town. Using Siri or Google Maps is a great help getting there.

Spa Promotions Detoxifying Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Package

Fragrant relaxation with Rainbow Flora spa journey

at Aisawan Spa

at Spa Cenvaree

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.

For advance reservations, call 038 411 940-8 or email us at aisawanspa@pullmanpattayahotelg.com

For reservations, contact 038-301234 Ext 4333. E-mail : spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th Website : www.spacenvaree.com


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Vol. 05 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2017

Triathlon Training 1. Train First starting a career in triathlon competition, you have to do a certain level of training with others, in groups and non-structured environments. Commit oneself to the training. Training with people helps. Athletes now have this notion to show off their fitness. They always want to be out in front when it should just be a training session.

2. Do drills People neglect cycling and running drills. Be more efficient, not falling apart halfway through the marathon because of the training drills. The reality is you should be doing drills all the time, year in and year out, a lot of pros do that. 3. Train for a race Don’t train for general fitness. Train in the heat and learn the currents of the water. Incorporate rides and runs similar to the course. Find out if the course has lots of trails and hills, you need to run hills and train specific to the course. 4. Put yourself in pain This one is kind of sadistic.

by Rory Coughlan

Brutal training runs do help because come the day its going to be testing so prepare your body and mind for what is coming. It will be a horrible, but it will a huge impact on your overall race performance. 5. Spend the dough This is with a lot of agegroups. Spending so much time and effort training for an Ironman and they don’t bother to get new tires or get a tune-up. Get new tires. Get a new chain if you need it. You’ve invested so much time, just pay the couple of extra bucks. Don’t cheap out. It’s worth the extra expense. 6. Get out of shape Basically, you need to get out of shape to get back into shape. You need to physically and mentally recharge. You need to become a non-athlete. Don’t always eat healthy, yes take a cheat day. Your are only human at the end of that day. It hurts your fitness, sure, but it makes for a better long-term career. Mark Allen did this and it worked for him. Doing this prepares your body for another season. 7. Don’t workout when sick I see so many athletes tinker with their workouts when they are sick. Don’t!! Take the day off. 8. Know your body If you head out the door and your knee hurts, don’t push through it because then all of a sudden you’re injured and you are out. Stop exercising and take a couple of days off rather than be out a couple of weeks.

URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1 Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079 www.313trainingstudio.com

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya Murder on the Orient Express

Release Date Lead Actors Director Genre

November 23, 2017 Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer Kenneth Branagh Crime | Drama | Mystery

Agatha Christie’s novel, published in 1934, is considered one of the most ingenious stories ever devised. The novel revolves around a murder on board the famous train. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must solve the case, but there are a number of passengers who could potentially be the murderer. Everyone's a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

COCO (3D)

Release Date November 30, 2017 Lead Actors Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Benjamin Bratt Director Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Genre Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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Burp Much? Constant burping can be annoying — and embarrassing! But there are some simple steps that can help you squelch belching. The key is to reduce the amount of air you swallow. Start by looking at some simple habits. Two of the biggest culprits behind swallowing too much air are chewing gum and smoking. Drop these habits and you'll be gulping less air — and quitting smoking has even more important health benefits! If you wear dentures, make sure they fit snugly. And avoid "high-air" foods and beverages like carbonated beverages and whipped desserts. After eating, consider taking a stroll rather than plunking down in front of the TV. Staying upright and moving helps your stomach empty and relieves bloated feelings. When it's time to go to bed, try sleeping on your stomach or right side to aid in the escape of gas and alleviate fullness. Some people swear by eating brown rice or barley broth regularly. Papaya and pineapple are also said to help. Whatever you eat, chew foods slowly, avoid washing meals down with liquids, and eat smaller servings. If you find that you're swallowing a lot of air often, talk with your doctor. Sometimes this problem can be related to stress or anxiety, and treating these underlying issues may help calm your digestive tract.


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Since the ancient time, human beings have been living and developing their living patterns for survival from generation to generation until the living instinct has been developed with the awareness of death being the main drive of human beings in all eras up to the present. This awareness of death had developed physical attributes of fear until ancient religions and rites were developed in order to reflect the beliefs in after death lives. Art works in the eastern and western worlds reflect stories of after death world that are abstracts through the artists’ imaginations in several fashions. One interesting point is that such artists have ideas about after death world that are similar to one another in term of the zoning of the land of the dead into several levels. Such levels manifest the actions of the dead when they are alive. Even at present, the imaginations on after death land or after life land have been produced over and over again through the symbols of human beings’ internal spirits that are reflected through different forms that artists reflect as stories of human beings that are comprised with diversified emotions and feelings, and the opposite sides of negativity and positivity in an individual. The ‘Garden of God’ Art Exhibition by Artists Kriangkrai Kongkhanan presents the imaginations on the garden in a secret land that is the center of goods that human beings worship as symbols of prosperity, stability, happiness and success in life. The artist uses the stories of such gods that have been existing for a long period of time as religious beliefs as the components for surveying on human feelings that are endless needs which originate greed and wants until they build lust that drives all human beings to take all actions. Images of such

gods and auspicious symbols represent certain needs in human minds, which form emotions. Such auspicious symbols are religious beliefs and have been worshiped for longer than a century. Therefore, the Garden of God is one of the artist’s imaginations on the garden in a mysterious land where a variety of gods that symbolize auspiciousness or goodness gather together. However, this garden hides the lust and wants of human beings like the images of hell that is the place for dark spirits of human beings, which are reflected through the deformed shapes as seen in the artist’s works in the ‘Spiritual Disease’ Set that surveys on dark side in all human beings’ minds, serving as mirrors that reflect the true images of human beings that are different from beautiful ones. When human beings can overcome the fear that has existed in the past by defining, giving meanings and developing the shapes of the fear in their imaginations, their needs change from the attempt to live to the wants for good life. Such wants lead to the development of forms and images of gods who grant wishes to everyone worshipping them. Not only do stories of gods that are in the ‘Garden of God’ Art Exhibition by Kriangkrai Kongkhanan demonstrate overwhelming lust in all human beings but they are also linked to other stories of human needs that have been told for a long period of time through the images of different auspicious symbols such as a Pi Xiu that symbolizes prosperity and wealth for Chinese people, a Garuda that symbolizes immortality and strength. Put together, these symbols demonstrate the corrupted minds of human beings that are caused for needs and wants, in a space, which is like the image of hell in people’s minds.

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Business News Centara appoints Deputy CEO to lead next phase of growth

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“Amazing Thailand” wins Bronze for “Best Sports Tourism Destination of the Year” while “Laguna Phuket Marathon” wins Gold for “Best Amateur Sport Event in Thailand”

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A successful 3rd SPIA Asia – Asia's Sports Industry Awards and Conference came to a close with a black-tie Awards Gala Dinner with, Nattavuth Ruengves, deputy governor for Elite Sports and Sports Science of the Sports Authority of Thailand and Somyot Poompunmoung, president of the Football Association of Thailand and more than 400 VIP guests in attendance, gathered to celebrate the best-of-the-best in Asia's sports industry at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Attended by global sports agencies, governing bodies, international sports federations, global and Asian brands, event organisers and industry suppliers, the Awards Gala followed the two-day “The Business of Sports – Asia's Sports Industry in the Fast Lane III” conference which saw presentations and panel discussions from 35 leading sports experts and influencers from around the world as well as the presentation of the English Premier League Trophy by former Chelsea FC player and Club Ambassador Paulo Ferreira, and the Bundesliga Trophy by FC Bayern Munich. Having received almost 400 SPIA Asia award submissions from 47 countries in 23 categories (17 Asian categories and six Thailand categories), the Awards Committee Members and the independent judging panel consisting of 27 high profile industry experts diligently scored Bronze, Silver and Gold

winners in each category. “The standard of award submissions and competition has been exceptionally high this year. Having started with almost 400 entries, all were subject to a fair and transparent judging process that culminated with thorough appraisals by a panel of more than 20 experts. In many categories the scoring was extremely close and the Bronze, Silver and Gold winners announced at the SPIA Asia Awards Gala should be very proud of their achievement,” commented Eric M. Gottschalk, CEO of MMC Sportz Marketing LLC, organizer of SPIA Asia – Sports Industry Awards & Conference 2017. Sharing the limelight with global sports properties such as the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, La Liga, and Badminton World Federation were many homegrown Asian brands and events, underscoring the depth and professionalism of Asia's rapidly growing sports industry such as The Music Run and the Red Bull Air Race World Championships 2017. The pubic voting category for ”Best Sportswear Brand” resulted in over 30,000 online votes for 33 brands with Adidas bagging “Gold” having received a staggering 45 percent of all the votes. Founded and Organised by MMC Sportz Marketing LLC, SPIA Asia is endorsed and supported by Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority of Thailand and the Tourism Authority

of Thailand, and is the premier conference and awards platform, and a must attend event for Asia's sports industry. “Showcasing two of the biggest football league trophies in the world at SPIA Asia this year was very special and is a sign of the importance of sports in the region and of SPIA Asia to the industry. In addition to recognizing the industry's best sports businesses and brands, at the core of SPIA Asia is the desire to support and grow the industry, and to also give back. Working with Helping Hands we raised USD5,000 for the AFC Dream Asia Foundation through the sale of sports memorabilia at SPIA Asia to support a dedicated CSR project in Thailand which will be administered by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in close coordination with the Football Association of Thailand (FAT),” added Gottschalk. “This year’s event has been a tremendous success and we are looking forward to announcing the 2018 host city before the end of December.” SPIA ASIA 2017 Award Winners Best International Sporting Event sanctioned by an International Federation Gold: Australian Open 2017 Silver: WGC-HSBC Champions

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Best Global Sports Organization Operating in Asia Gold: Badminton World Federation Silver: Spartan Race Inc. Bronze: UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Best Sports Tourism Destination of the Year Gold: Funtastic Subic Bay Silver: Visit Victoria Bronze: Amazing Thailand Best Football Organization of the Year recognized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Gold: Arabian Gulf League (AGL) Silver: J-League Bronze: Football Association of Thailand (FAT) Best Live Experience at a Sporting Event Gold: HSBC Women's Champions Silver: BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global Bronze: VISA Football Night Best eSports Event of the Year Gold: ESL One Genting Silver: Rifts Rivals – Red Rift Bronze: Manila Masters 2017 Continued on page 4/24


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Thailand Surrogacy Law What does the term surrogacy mean? Surrogacy is a method or agreement whereby a surrogate agrees to carry a  pregnancy  for another person, who will become the newborn child’s parents after birth. A Surrogate is a woman who agrees to carry a child for another person or couple.  Is the process of surrogacy legalized in Thailand? The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand has passed The Protection of Children Born from Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART) in 2015. This act is designed to protect children born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and it sets the legal procedures for the spouses to follow in order to go through surrogacy. Parents whose child was born to a surrogate prior to the Act coming into force can apply for court approval to have it enforced retroactively. With the new law, the couples who apply for the Assisted Reproductive Technology and surrogacy do not need to adopt the child born from Assisted Reproductive technology. The law recognizes the infertile couples as legal parents of the child.  The purposes of the new Act are as follows: 1. to specify the parents’ legal status; 2. to control and specify the rights and duties of related parties during and after surrogacy; 3. to control and set boundaries on the proper use of enhanced technology, especially for achieving pregnancy in procedures; and 4. to prohibit surrogacy involving a business or profit-making enterprise.  The Act defines Assisted Reproductive Technology as any medical scientific procedure that removes eggs or sperm from a human body for the purpose of unnatural pregnancy, including artificial insemination of a third person. Surrogacy is defined as “pregnancy by ART.” Furthermore, the embryo must be created by only using the intended mother’s (or donor’s) egg and the intended father’s (or donor’s) sperm. In other words, the surrogate mother‘s eggs may not be used for the surrogacy procedure. Commercial surrogacy is strictly prohibited  under the Act. Those found guilty of being involved with surrogacy for profit and if anyone acts as an agent by requesting or accepting money, property, or other benefits in return for managing or giving advice about surrogacy will be liable to a huge fine and/or imprisonment.

What are the criteria for applying surrogacy in Thailand? The applicants seeking for surrogacy must be legally married and both Thai nationals, wherein the wife cannot get pregnant. If only one of the applicants is Thai, the couple must have been legally married for at least 3 years. What are the conditions for being the surrogate mother? The surrogate mother must be related to either applicant by blood, but may not be either applicant’s parent or descendants of any degree. She should also have had a pregnancy before the surrogacy. Additionally, if the surrogate mother is married, the husband’s approval is required. Who shall have the legal parental rights after the baby is born? The Act clearly states that the applicants will be the legal parents of the surrogate child and cannot deny the parentage of a child born through Assisted Reproductive Technology. The applicants and the surrogate mother must have a written agreement before the pregnancy occurs, indicating that the applicants will be the legal parents of the child. Is surrogacy legal for single people and for same-sex couples? Since Thailand Law does not recognize same-sex marriage, same-sex couples cannot pursue surrogacy. This act is also not applicable for single people who wish to have a child through this procedure.

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Top Asian sports brands and events recognised at 2017 SPIA Asia Awards Silver: Sina Sports Bronze: FourFourTwo

Best Sponsorship of a Sport, Team or Event (above USD 250,000.00) Gold: Manchester City FC by UBTECH Silver: VISA Football Night Bronze: HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

Best Extreme Sports Event of the Year Gold: Red Bull Air Race World Championships 2017 - Abu Dhabi Silver: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 Finals Bronze: Spartan Race Best Mass Participation Event of the Year Gold: Standard Chartered KL Marathon Silver: Sina 3x3 Golden League Basketball Tournament Bronze: Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia Pacific Championship Best Sports Marketing Agency of the Year Gold: Lagardère Sports Silver: IMG Bronze: Mediapro Asia Pte Ltd Best Sports Digital Platform of the Year Gold: Standard Chartered KL Marathon App

Best Sponsorship of a Sport, Team or Event (below USD 250,000.00) Gold: Sunriser Hydearbad & Allied Blenders & Distillers Association Silver: Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Bronze: Daman's ActiveLife Color Run

Gold: The Daman Future Champions Programme (DFCP) Silver: Chelsea Football Club International Development Programme Bronze: Football for Life Academy (F4LA) Best Sports Event Hospitality Offering Gold: Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Silver: BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global Bronze: Australian Open 2017 Best Sportswear Brand of the Year (Public Voting) Gold: Adidas Silver: Nike Bronze: Puma Best Amateur Sport Event in Thailand Gold: Laguna Phuket Marathon Silver: Laguna Phuket Triathlon Bronze: FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup Thailand 2017

Silver: MICE & Communication Co., Ltd. Bronze: Media Event Design Co., Ltd Best Sport Youth Development Program in Thailand Gold: Pattana Football Club Silver: FINA Scholarship Programme Bronze: AIA Youth Football Development Campaign Best Sport Event Supplier in Thailand Gold: Cournot and Nash Co. Ltd. Silver: Vivaldi Seasons Co. Ltd Bronze: Media Event Design Co. Ltd SPIA Asia 2017 is sanctioned and organized in partnership with: Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Thailand), Sports Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau,

Best Sports CSR Initiative of the Year Gold: 2017 Xiqiao Mountain Blind Half Marathon Silver: Cityzens Giving Bronze: Nepal Earthquake Relief ProgramAFC School Rebuilding Project

Best Sport Event Arena Venue and/or Training Center in Thailand Gold: Black Mountain Golf Club Silver: Pattana Golf Club & Resort Bronze: Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort

SPIA Asia 2017 Main Event Partners: Lagardère Sports, SMG Insight, The Juice Plus+ Company, SPIA Asia 2017 Industry Partners: RSportz, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Ultron Sports, Nielsen Sports, SPIA Asia 2017 Media Partners: TrueVisions, Asia Sponsorship News, Luxury Society Asia SPIA Asia Partners: Centara Grand at CentralWorld (official hotel), Platinumlist (ticketing platform), Infinity Communications (Media & PR), The Sponsorship Experts (Sponsorship & Marketing), with Helping Hand Group as the Auction house and AFC Dream Asia Foundation as the Charity Partner.

Best Youth Development Program of the Year

Best Sport Event Organizer in Thailand Gold: IMG

For official winner list and SPIA Asia 2017 event information, visit www.spiaasia.com.

Best Integrated Marketing Campaign for a Sports Event Gold: Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Silver: VISA Football Night Bronze: BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global

Best Sponsorship of Sport, Team or Event in Thailand Gold: MoneyGram Goal Silver: Toyota Thai League Bronze: The Music Run by AIA Vitality


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Business News BMW Motorrad unleashesthe new BMW G 310 GS BMW MotorradThailand is all set to excite motorcycle enthusiasts once again with the unveiling of the new BMW G 310 GS –the first member to the Adventure segment with engine below 500cc, yet inherits the same spirit of GS as its siblings. In addition, BMW Motorrad Thailand also ensures the safety and comfort of the adventurists with its newly launched carbon helmets: System 7 Carbon helmet and GS Carbon helmet, designed for the ultimate in pure riding enjoyment. The new G 310 GS is a genuine GS with a level of versatility that is currently unrivalled in the segment. It is nimble and agile in city traffic while over light terrain it is supremely robust. This makes it the perfect companion for the adventures of everyday riding. Extremely compact yet mature and comfortable, the GS opens up a whole new world of riding experience within its segment. It is precisely this versatility that makes the G 310 GS unique in the mid-size segment. Markus Glaeser, ead of BMW Motorrad Thailand, said, “With the all-time impressive feedback we have received from the launch of the BMW G 310 R, we believe that the new BMW G 310 GS can create an impact in the mid-size motorcycle

segment once more possessingthe same luxurious riding experience and incomparable versatility as other GS models. 2017 has been another spectacular year for BMW Motorrad with many new product launches and the new G 310 GS has added yet another achievement in our expansive range of adventure motorcycles.” The new G 310 GS is powered by the 313 cc liquid-cooled singlecylinder engine known from the G 310 R with four valves and double camshafts together with electronic fuel injection. With an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm, the engine of the new G 310 GS is the ideal partner for dynamic riding pleasure in everyday adventures. The BMW G 310 GS can be identified as a genuine GS at first sight. With its characteristic, high front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear, the BMW G 310 GS features classic elements of its big GS sibling models. Its compact proportions with a short wheelbase, a 19-inch front wheel and extended spring travel make for a typical upright posture, promising an agile, nimble riding response. In terms of its suspension, the new G 310 GS is similar to the

G 310 R in using a tubular steel spaceframe with bolt-on rear section that combines torsional rigidity with robust quality. Given its good stiffness balance, this provides the basis for excellent ride stability and a precise steering response. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly. The new G 310 GS still upholds BMW Motorrad’scarefree motorcycling pleasure with easy-toaccess switches and controls as well as high-performance ABS standard. For use over light terrain, the ABS can be conveniently deactivated at the press of a button if required.The G 310 GS comes in three striking color variants: Racing red, Cosmic black and Pearl white metallic. New range of carbon fiber helmets bring together safety and convenience for uncompromising readiness on the road Additionally, BMW Motorrad Thailand is making every ride safer and more comfortable than ever with the arrival of the new System 7 Carbon helmet and GS Carbon helmet. Made of 100 percent full carbon,

the new System 7 Carbon leaves nothing to be desired. It is especially light and rigid and also exhibits extremely high shock absorption with a double-glazed visor: anti-fogging with scratch-resistant coating. Incorporating the highest level of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, the System 7 Carbon is one of the quietest folding helmets on the market. It also owns the ability to transform from a full-face helmet to a jet helmet just by a flick of two buttons, topping off with the standardized ECE 22-05 and TIS homologation as well as the integrated communications system via bluetooth as an additional option. Available in 7 color variants, the new System 7 Carbon starts at 29,100

baht (excluding VAT). The new GS Carbon Helmet also features high-level impact reduction and safety performance with 100 percent carbon-fibre reinforced plastic shell. It comes equipped with highly effective ventilation system, removable helmet peak, and a double visor for optimum anti-fogging efficiency as well as scratchproof coating. Boasting a low weight of approximately 1,450 grams, the enduro helmet ticks all the boxes ofECE 22-05 and TIS homologation standards and is compatible with BMW Motorrad communication system. Customers can choose from 6 color variants starting at 25,950 baht (excluding VAT).

Centara appoints Deputy CEO Join Goodyear winter to lead next phase of growth celebration promotion

Centara Hotels and Resorts, announced the appointment of Markland Blaiklock as deputy chief executive officer. Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the continued expansion of Centara, which aims to double both its revenues and number of properties over the next five years. Blaiklock returns to Centara in an expanded capacity having previously served as the company’s chief operating officer in 2015. He has held senior executive positions with Le Meridien, Shangri-La, Raffles and Accor hotel groups, in Asia and North America. He is a Canadian national educated in England and France. Centara created the new deputy CEO position and brought in the experienced executive to focus on the company’s ambitious growth plans over the next five years and beyond. Blaiklock will also oversee operations, human resources, sales, marketing, business development and legal services. Centara has been expanding outside its base in Thailand, where it operates 32 properties. The company currently has 67 properties open or under development across 13 countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, China, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The next phase of growth will see Centara become an even more significant

regional brand with properties opening in China, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Qatar and the UAE. Centara manages a diverse brand portfolio catering to the needs of key business and leisure travel segments. Its properties range from large, upscale city hotels and convention centres, to elite island resorts and economy products. The company recently launched a new affordable hotel concept, COSI, designed for the new generation of connected lifestyle travellers. In addition to expanding COSI, Centara aims to develop new businesses where it can leverage its competitive strengths of Thai hospitality, food and spa expertise, and synergy with the Central Group. Blaiklock’s operational experience will also be put to work

leading improvement of Centara’s technical platforms and systems, ensuring the company’s core infrastructure supports its vision for global expansion. “I’m delighted to be back with Centara during this dynamic period of growth for the company,” said Blaiklock. “The plans are ambitious and exciting. I look forward to contributing my experience, energy, and leadership to Centara’s capable team. Together we can achieve great progress.” Centara’s Chief Executive Officer Thirayuth Chirativat added, "We are delighted to have Markland back with Centara. This new position is an important component in our growth plans and his proven leadership qualities will help us accomplish our goals.”

Goodyear Thailand invites everyone to join the winter celebration promotion. Drivers who purchase a set of four tires from the Goodyear Efficient Grip, Assurance TripleMax, Eagle NCT5, Eagle F1 Directional 5 and Blue Streak Stiletto ranges will receive a free Goodyear Travel Pillow and Blanket worth 650 baht. This is available at participating Goodyear outlets starting from November 1, 2017 until January 31, 2018, or while stocks last. In addition to receiving the Goodyear Travel Pillow and Blanket immediately upon purchase, consumers will also enjoy complimentary registration for Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance program (for participating patterns). The Worry Free Assurance program currently includes*: • Road hazard protection – free replacement of tires damaged in 120 days beyond repair by hazardous road conditions (e.g. potholes or punctures from nails)

• Emergency roadside assistance – 24/7 tire repair assistance and free towing service in the event of tire damage resulting in car breakdown (privilege only for Goodyear AutoCare customer) • 0 percent interest – 0 percent interest payment plans for tires covered by Worry Free Assurance • 5-year limited warranty – Five-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects in workmanship and materials • 14-day satisfaction assured programme – free tire replacement for any reason within 14 days of purchase For more information and to register for the Worry Free Assurance program, call the Goodyear Thailand customer relations center at 02305-8585 or visit www.goodyear. co.th/wfa. For updates on other Goodyear Thailand promotions and activities, like Goodyear Thailand on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/GoodyearThailand.


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Business News Habitat Group injects 850 million baht to develop luxury property in Pattaya for investment Habitat Group breaks into the Pattaya luxury property marketwith the launch of Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya. The Habitat Group’s latest hotel development will carry the Wyndham brand under a franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group, which will license the use of its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand trademark. Wyndham Hotel Group is a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider with a global presence of more than 8,100 hotels in 78 countries. Habitat Group, the developer of the hotel, has also partnered with Kosmopolitan Hospitality for the management of the hotel. Habitat Group is fully optimistic about the demand for upscale properties in Pattaya and is confident that Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) policy and the state’s investment in public transportation systems will attract considerable local and foreign investment. Habitat Group aims to complete the project by mid-2020 and units in the hotel are available for investors to purchase, priced between 3.8 million to 9 million baht. Habitat Group is guaranteeing investors a rental return of up to 6 per cent. Chanin Vanijwongse, chief

executive officer of Habitat Group Company Limited, one of Thailand’s leaders in premium property for investment, declared “Habitat Group is set to develop a new luxury condominium project in the Wongamat neighborhood, a strategic location in the Pattaya-Naklua area with the most beautiful stretch of coastline and a popular sandy beach. The unique selling points of the location are none other than extraordinary comforts, convenience and close proximity to renowned shopping centers that draw both Thai and foreign tourists, especially Chinese visitors who have largely replaced Russians in the resort city, resulting in recurring interest in the Pattaya property market. Besides, Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor policy such as the plan to upgrade U-Tapao Airport to cater to a greater number of passengers and a project to develop a new motorway from Pattaya to Map Ta Phut is expected to increase employment, boost purchasing power and attract Thai and foreign investment.’’ Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya is located on a freehold 1 rai 53 square wah plot of land in Soi Naklua 22. The luxury property spans eight floors and offers 192 units ranging from 25 to 57 square meters

in size across deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites. The hotel will be in close proximity to the new Terminal 21 shopping mall and Wongamat Beach. The hotel will comprise a design concept inspired by Naklua, a local name for salt fields. The area was home to salt farms and is now inhabited by small fishing communities. The hotel aims to draw a connection to its heritage through the use of natural materials such as wood and stone as well as copper structures to create a bold and magnificent entrance. Other architectural highlights include a two storey-high hallway entrance that leads to a partial glassbottomed swimming pool set in the centre of the property. The pool can be seen from the fitness room on the lower level. Construction of the project will commence in the third quarter of 2018 and is expected to be completed in mid-2020. For investment purposes, the units are priced from 3.8 million to 9 million baht. r. Chanin said, “Owners of the property are guaranteed a rental return of up to 6 percent for five consecutive years. From the sixth year, Habitat Group will give 60 percent in profit to the units’

owners.” “Habitat Group has partnered with KosMopolitan Hospitality to manage the project under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. We look forward to delivering five-star experiences when the hotel opens in 2020,’’ Chanin added. David Wray, vice president, acquisitions and business development of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim said “Pattaya is a city primed for tourism growth – in the first half of 2017 the coastal city received approximately eight million arrivals, a five per cent increase from the first half of 2016. It is an honour to work with one of Thailand’s leading property developers, Habitat Group, through the licensing of our Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand for our first hotel in Pattaya.” “Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya is an excellent fit for the

upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand which has 106 locations globally offering distinctive experiences; from smartly detailed guest rooms, to superb dining options and well-designed meeting spaces.” “We are confident that the hotel’s strategic location near Wongamat Beach will be a great choice for those seeking a peaceful resort holiday while enjoying close proximity to Pattaya’s main entertainment precinct,” added Wray. Chanin concluded “Habitat Group is confident that Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattayawill receive a great response due to several positive factors – a strategic location of the project, increasing investment in the property market by foreign investors, development of the EEC that is expected to attract investment. All this will definitely contribute to a high return on investment.’’

New Muji store at Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok unveil Siam Discovery its refurbished facilities CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) announced the completion of Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok’s leisure facilities after undergoing three intense months of renovating its swimming pool and the poolside restaurant and bar. The renovation is aimed at refreshing Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor’s remarkable infinity

edged swimming pool and enhance the guests’ dining experience at the poolside restaurant and bar. Perched up on the 9th floor, the pool is surrounded by a foliage of frangipani plants, making Somerset one of the most tranquil places in the heart of the city. The sky-blue tiles in the 18-metre infinity edged swimming pool were replaced as well as a new set of trendy deck furniture. Equally suitable

for families as well as corporate clientele, guests can look forward to a calm and serene atmosphere while sipping on a cocktail from the pool bar restaurant. Enjoying breakfast by the poolside has never felt better. The revamped restaurant and bar offers guests a unique lifestyle coupled with a cozy home away from home feeling. In addition, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bangkok city skyline as they oil, broil and have a splashing good time. Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok is located in a highly sought-after residential district. The property boasts spacious serviced residences ranging from studio to one and two bedrooms. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a stateof-the-art gym, infinity-edge pool, a tuk-tuk shuttle service and friendly atmosphere suitable for both business and leisure travelers. For more information and reservations, visit www.somerset. com or call 02344 2500 or 1800 888 272 (Thailand toll-free).

Yuki Yamamoto, director and general manager, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. along with Naratipe Ruttapradid, senior executive vice president operations division at Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. opened the new MUJI store at 2nd Floor, Siam Discovery. Customers will get special offer and can buy the special exclusive tote bags at of 99 baht only at MUJI, Siam Discovery branch.


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Business News New Qatar Airways flights… A huge boost for Koh Chang tourist industry

Ascott Thailand invited the link club members to a creative desert terrarium making workshop The Ascott Limited (Thailand) organised a “Desert Terrarium Making” workshop to thank and show the appreciation for the “The Link Club” members, valued clients who have been supporting Ascott Sathorn and Somerset Park Suanplu residences. Several appreciation events have been organised by Ascott team for

“The Link Club” members this year and the recent one was a “Desert Terrarium Making” workshop which has been held at Ascott Sathorn Bangkok’s meeting on October 18. The total of 50 valued members were enjoying a new activity using their own creativity to build their succulent container garden and learn how to care for

these fun desert plants and its growth habits. Moreover, the members were enjoying the dinner which has been prepared specially for them and lucky winners at the event, received special prizes including complimentary nights stay at Ascott Sathorn and Somerset Park Suanplu. The Link Club (TLC) is an Ascott reward programme offering top corporate clients a delightful selection of benefits and treats including a wide range of enticing rewards through various corporate appreciation events and personalised workshops. To apply for The Link Club members, visit www.thelinkclub. com.

Centara’s new affordable lifestyle hotel for the modern,tech-savvy traveller is open for bookings Samui – Thailand, 30th October 2017 – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, announced they are now taking bookings for their new COSI Hotel Samui on Chaweng beach, opening 1st December. It is the first property for Centara’s new COSI brand, designed as an innovative and affordable lifestyle hub for the new generation of digitally-driven travellers. Special introductory rates start at THB 1,515 (a little over $US 45) per night. “Living the COSI life is all about being simple, social and connected,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Centara’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s about fun and freedom. We designed COSI so you’ll get everything you need to bring your lifestyle to your destination. And we’ll be showing up in the destinations you want to visit.” The new hotel brand features smart phone integration and free Wi-Fi, along with other technology, service, and design innovations that fit the lifestyle of today’s young-minded, tech-savvy traveller. Stylish décor and 24/7 digital social play spaces are part of the unique concept. COSI Samui also features a rooftop pool and all-hours lifestyle café for which guests receive a free daily credit to enjoy food or drink at any time of day or night. The location of the first COSI is ideal: Chaweng beach is the most happening destination on Samui

island and COSI is right between the beach, shopping at Central Festival, and the food and entertainment scene along the shore. The airport is only 15 minutes away. “COSI represents a significant re-think of what a hotel can be,” explained Harry Thaliwal, Centara’s

General Manager and Corporate Director of Operations Krabi, Samui, Vietnam and COSI). “If you said, ‘I wouldn’t pay for that,’ we took it out. If you said ‘…but I wish they had…’ we probably put it in. We changed COSI from a place to stay to a place to live.”

Qatar Airways are the first Middle East carrier to announce direct flights into Thailand’s third international airport, U Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport (UTP). Starting with four flights a week from January 28, 2018, the airline will use their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with 232 seats in economy and 22 seats in business class from Doha. With more and more flights into U Tapao expected, and a new ferry service close to the airport directly to Koh Chang, this news will have an enormous impact on the region and in particular for the Koh Chang’s Island’s tourist industry. As Thailand’s second largest island, it has been already experiencing a steady increase in the number of visitors who are taking vacations there. This is likely to increase dramatically, now that the Thai government has rubber stamped their ambitious plans to spend millions on infrastructure along the Eastern Seaboard Corridor. This is all great news for Siam Royal View Resort, who have recently launched their new Marina Condominiums and Riverside Villas, to keep pace with the island’s popularity. The Tourism Authority of Thailand have just announced that 28.64 million tourists arrived in Thailand in the first ten months of 2017, an increase of nearly 7 percent year on year.

Visitor figures have been steadily increasing on the island too. Since 2010 to 2015 there has been an increase of over 220 percent to 1,106,149 hotel registrations, and that does not count the number who stay in non-registered accommodation. With the recent announcement of a ferry service linking Pattaya to the island, the future looks even brighter. Hanspeter Siegrist, director at Siam Royal View said, ‘One reason that we have not seen more tourists in the past has been the limited number of three to five star accommodation options available on Koh Chang. It is with this background that we are now building more villas and condos close to our Marina, and will expand our successful Peninsula Beach Hotel with more capacity.’ Property owners will benefit from the superb facilities at Siam Royal View. It has over two km of sandy beaches, four km of waterfront, over 100 beach and pool villas, a yacht marina, a pitch and putt golf course, boutique hotels, swimming pools, restaurants, beach bars and wellness facilities. The Koh Chang archipelago has over 50 islands to explore nearly all year round, making the island one of the top boating areas in the World. For more information about the Siam Royal View Resort, visit www.kohchangmarinacondo.com or www.siam-royal-view.com for more information.


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Business Opportunities

A Go Go Bar for Sale, SoiLeng Ki. The location is one of the best in Lk Metro! 5 Million Baht with Full shop equipment. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Hotel for Sale in Thappraya Road. 4 story building. Land have 8 chanot. Land about 560 sq m. Total property about 1600 sq m. Full furnished. 28 Rooms, Restaurant. Perfect Location. Price 35 Million Baht. (Reduced from 42 Million). For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th (ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven. tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com

Classified

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

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.   The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.   Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit

Construction Renovation C o m p a n y. Ne e d o f f i c e , home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

Education & Training

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

Houses for Sale

Fantastic House for Sale in Huay Yai. 6 Bedroom 5 Ba t h r o o m , Pr i v a t e Po o l . 370 SQW Land size, Fully Furnished. Price 15.5 Million Baht. Company Ownership.For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Single House for sale! 7.99 Million Baht. 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Toilets. Private Po o l , L a n d 4 5 6 S Q M , House 263 SQM. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Single House for Sale in Nongprue. 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 120 SQW. Fully Furnished. Private Pool. Price 5.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Hot Sale! Brand New House for Sale. Located in Bangsarey, 2 Bed 2 Baht Private Pool, House 128 SQM, Land 264 SQM. Price 3.6 Million Only! For more information please

contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Nice Family House for Sale in Baan Dusit. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Land size 388 SQM. Private Pool, Fully Furnished. 4.2 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Corner Townhouse for Sale, Nongplalai. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 29 SQW. The village is closed to Motorway. Price is 2.25 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Brand New Townhouse for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Fully Furnished. The House is Located at Nongprue. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557. Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Beautiful Corner Townhouse for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 32 SWQ Land. Fully Furnished, Price 2.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Pornthep Garden Corner Townhouse for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 39 SQW. Very Closed to Motorway. Price 2.35 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Brand New Corner Townhome for Sale! 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Corner UnitThai ownership only 2.35 Million Baht.For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Chaiyaphruek Townhome for Sale. 2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Brand New. Perfect Location in Chaiyaphruek. Thai owner 2.95 Million Baht.For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th S i n g l e Ho u s e f o r S a l e , Nongpr ue. 3 Be d ro o m

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 2 Bathroom 75 SQW. Thai Ownership, 4.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th RuenPruksa for Sale, Naklue. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 54.9 SQW. Thai Ownership, 3.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th Brand New Single House for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, in Chaiyaphreuk2. Land 36 SQW. Price 2.3 Million Baht only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Mabprachan House for Sale. 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom, 9 Air-condition. 198 SQW Land, Private Pool+Garden. Price 11.5 Million Baht (Reduced from 14 Mil). For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Classic Villa House for Sale. 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Land 150 SQW. Private Pool, Garden, Fully furnished. Price 6.7 Million Baht. (Reduced from 8.3Mil). For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 9.5 million baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2567) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at

(038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/ Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6363)

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

Call 085 146 1499

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

Sale Price 435,000 Baht (ono) Call 087 7432319


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Houses for Sale

Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4211)

Classified

A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557. Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Nice and Quiet Village 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Siam Country 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6507)

Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2567) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6999)

Pool Villa for Sale

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

Condos for Sale

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. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Urgent! The Gallery 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th

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The Majestic Condo Jomtien for Sale. 2 Bedrooms 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 Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Northshore Condo for 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th View Talay 7 for Sale. Corner Unit for Sale, Very Big Balcony. 93 Sqm in Foreigner Name. Fully Furnished, Price 8.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Star Beach Condo for Sale. 1 Bedroom condo, 4th floor. Fully Furnished, Thai Name. Price 3,650,000 Baht Only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557. Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th Atlantis Condo for Sale. 2 Bedroom condo with 77 SQM. Fully Furnished. In Foreigner Name. Price 5.5 Million Baht. For

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more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557. Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 B a t h r o o m , 1 3 4 S q m Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2548)


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Condos for Sale

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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.

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at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 10.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 68 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2507) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private

viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) St u n n i n g a n d Go r g e o u s 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

Beach front Condo at Bangsaray Condominium. 150sqm. 2bedrooms 2bathrooms. Attach 300meter beach condo. only137unit in 20Rai. Most green surrounding landscape romantic and privacy condo in Pattaya. Most wonderful design. fully furnished TV LCD50’. Hot Sale 8.9mil. 59,000bth/ sqm. 081-3358102  owner ask pictures pitipity@hotmail.com LINE: piti.t De Blue Condo For Rent. 1 Bedroom condo for rent 44 SQM. Fully Furnished, on SukhumvitSouth Pattaya Close to Big C, Tesco Lotus, Outlet Mall, only 11,500 Baht/ Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite for Rent. Wongamat Beach. City + Pool View. Perfect for Family. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th Grande Caribbean Condo for Rent. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom. 73 SQM. Fully Furnished.

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 Fitness, Pool, Saunna For Rent 35,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website

at www.premierinternational. com (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)

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

Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th L a n d a n d Fa c t o r y f o r Sale. Fantastic Location, on Sukhumvit Road Naklue. 760 SQW with Building contraction 69 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0843625571 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000

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

Land for Sale

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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557 Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th 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 0852727557

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Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1010) Pr a t a m n a k B e a c h A re a ! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-

931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978) Na Jomtien – Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 21.5 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0013) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

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Job Vacancies

Personal Care Giver Needed. Thai woman (ages 18-30 years) needed to provide personal care for American male expat living in Pattaya. Due to illness, expat needs help moving around inside and outside of his room. Experience with massage therapy is a plus, but will train good candidate. Some English speaking needed. Only original women will be considered. Salary: 8,000-12,000 baht/ month plus expenses. Please contact 66+0647765910. Thai to English Translator. Thai to English verbal translator needed for work in person in Pattaya. Rate: 400 THB per hour. Please send an email if you are local and have good verbal English. altmail55@gmail.com 0927700984

Vehicles for Sale

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

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insurance and tax have all papers and blue book for transfer real bargain. Call 087 139 1539 Chevrolet Colorado 7seater Mpv 3.0 Turbo Diesel 4x4 Automatic all roader built by thairung using all mechanics from Isuzu basically the same as Isuzu mu7 car was sold new in 2010 it’s finished in metallic black with beige hide interior refinements such as front and rear a/c two TVs cruise control electric Windows alloy wheels and so much more magnificent looking all purpose vehicle drives superb such value. Have everything for transfer. Call 087 139 1539 Suzuki Swift RX – 2015. Purchased in Pattaya for 590,000 Baht + only modification is changed standard wheels to Lenso Mags 17”& DunlopTyres = 22,000 baht. Total on road cost 612,000 Baht. Top of the line model (RX), No accident (slight mark on rear r/h corner), Driven only in Chonburi province, total kilometers = 15,800 km, Used mainly by lady for resturant shopping supply. Serviced only by the Suzuki Dealer. (there has being no unscheduled repairs). Sale Price 435,000 Baht (ono) Call 087 7432319. (ptmvfs-0716)Ford Fiesta Auto 2015. Only 8,600 km. Price 425,000. Consider PX. PCX 150 and cash. Mobile 086 102 5400

Pizzeria/Café for Lease

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

Land for long term lease

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

Retail shop for rent

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Issue December 1-15 Please forward your classifieds by 5 PM on November 23

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

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net

Interested call Danny at 081-9498702 or 090-7869949

or drop off at our office 263/119 Moo 12, Soi Chaiyapruek 2, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150

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Youth Focus

Festival Season

by Matthew Bolton (Deputy Principal)

One of the things our school, MIS, is known for is our propensity for holding largescale events to celebrate cultural occasions. Our second half-term commenced with not one, but two major ‘whole school’ events: Halloween, in its annual slot on October 31st and Loy Krathong, a moveable feast which this year pitched up on November 3rd the following Friday. Halloween Whilst we have always marked Halloween at MIS, this year our newly-formed Events Committee really pushed the boat out, adding glamour and performing arts to the usual trick-ortreating shenanigans. The day began with a fashion parade which allowed the children to show-off their fantastic outfits. There was a great variety of costume themes on

display, not just vampires and decomposing zombies but superheroes, Disney characters and fictional characters such as Harry Potter as well. This was followed by a Halloween variety show, devised and coordinated by our resident thespian Mr. Mike who made a lasting impression as a creepy compare reminiscent of Michael Keaton’s turn in the movie “Beetlejuice”. Mr. Mike’s menacing M.C. stitched together a show that included dance, theatre, magic and music with both students and teachers taking part. Overall, this was a great production and it had our younger students enthralled for the best part of an hour. Loy Krathong The annual Loy Krathong festival, which is celebrated throughout Thailand

sometime in November, is always a great spectacle. Unlike the rambunctious Songkran water festival, Loy Krathong is a calmer, more reflective occasion when little vessels made from the trunk and leaves of the banana tree are decorated with flowers and incense before being floated on water. In contrast to the flamboyant costumes the staff and children wore for Halloween, everyone appeared in the relatively restrained hues of traditional Thai dress. The children spent the morning making Krathongs in their classrooms and, following an early lunch, gathered on our large, covered basketball court to begin a colourful parade down to the smaller of our two football fields at the other end of the school campus. Once installed in their immaculately decorated

Spooky Halloween hits GIS by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Foundation and Primary students from Garden International School (GIS) enjoyed a range of spooky activities as part of our Hallowe’en celebrations. Foundation students had a great time at a Halloween parade on October 31, with smiley witches and super-cute skeletons. After the parade the children visited the other classrooms to do Trick or Treat. Many Secondary students, led by Prefect Mara, organised an awesome afternoon of spookiness and fun for Primary students. There was a disco, a haunted house, a selection of activities and some Halloween-based refreshments. The scariest part was probably watching the teachers' moves on the dance floor! GIS is based in Ban

Chang, near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant

head of Secondary at Garden International School.

booths the students treated us to a spectacular presentation. The school was divided into four large groups representing the four regions of Thailand: North, North-east (Isaan), Central and South. Each group, decked out in traditional regional costumes, then gave us a series of music and dance performances typical of their region. The afternoon was a great success and everyone present; parents, teachers, family members and friends described this as one of the most memorable Loy Krathong celebrations in the school’s history. The event culminated in a great feast, prepared by some of our parents, with regional food

from the area of Thailand their children had been representing. So, with the Halloween masks now packed away and the Krathong floating off, carrying with them the hopes and prayers of their makers,

there is only one question left to answer: … what are we going to do for Christmas this year? Happy festival season! Matthew Bolton is the deputy principal at Mooltripakdee International School.

GIS celebrates Loy Krathong by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona

Students and staff from Garden International School (GIS) joined together to mark this year’s Loy Krathong festival. Students had a chance to make their own krathong in the morning, before sitting down to watch a Thai cultural show in the afternoon. Performances included dances from various regions in Thailand, including an

umbrella dance and ‘Issan’ dance, along with a demonstration of Muay Thai boxing from students and teacher Khun Wan. Lots of staff and students wore traditional Thai clothes to mark this popular annual event, which was organised by the school’s Thai department. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.


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This & That Will the real Cleopatra stand up please? Hardly beautiful, she had a hooked nose There have been around 45 movies about the life of Cleopatra, not to mention at least 15 made for television mini-series. The very first offering, in fact, was a silent horror film of 1899 about an attempt to find the Egyptian queen’s mummy in a tomb which oddly anticipates the Tutankhamen “curse” theme of later decades. The 1899 silent, long thought not to have survived, turned up in Paris in 2005 but lasts only a few minutes. Sorry, it’s not on Youtube yet. Absolutely none of the movies have really told the truth about Cleopatra. She was from

a Greek dynasty, not Egyptian, and was not especially beautiful. Indeed, the coins minted in her reign show her with a hooked nose and with her hair in a bun tied at the back. Although the universal movie tradition is that she poisoned herself with an asp, this tradition really comes from Shakespeare. Several of the ancient sources would disagree she died from an asp’s bite. Indeed, she might even have been murdered. The most famous movie is undoubtedly the 1963 version, directed by Joseph Mankiewitz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Taylor, which was disastrous in more senses

than one. The movie was the biggest grosser at the box office in 1963 yet lost millions of dollars. As Lew Grade said of Raise the Titanic, another flop in a different genre, “it would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic”. The Elizabeth Taylor movie just goes on and on, for over four hours, and frankly bores the pants off nearly everybody. Arguably, the best Hollywood portrayal is the 1953 Cleopatra starring Rhonda Fleming and titled Serpent of the Nile. Rhonda, who was born in 1923, is still going strong today after appearing in over 40 major movies and was nicknamed long ago The Queen of Technicolor after her bombshell appearances at the time. She once put down living a long time to being a Presbyterian, so there you have one theory of longevity. R h o n d a’s Cleopatra is perhaps “the best” for a number of reasons. The

movie is mercifully short at around an hour and a quarter so the action has to be swift moving. No chance to get really bored. Although the queen is shown as beautiful, which is untrue historically, she also has a nasty side which the real Egyptian pharaoh undoubtedly shared. For example, in the film she has her ambitious sister Arsinoe murdered in the desert, the only Hollywood movie even to mention the incident, and she is interested in adultery even while claiming to be the darling of Marc Antony. All this is power politics typical of the age, even though missing from the mainstream Hollywood tradition. That said, there are several silly features as in all the Cleopatra films. The sets are tacky and largely left over from Salome starring Rita Hayworth. Several of the backcloths are zany including a scene of galleys paddling their oars in waters which are totally still. The siege of Cleopatra’s palace at the end of the movie is just plain daft with a single battering ram ending centuries of rule by several dynasties.

Many of the costumes, both Roman and Egyptian, are more reminiscent of Halloween than of ancient history. The main characters make you smile even though they are not supposed to. Rhonda Fleming herself favours dresses which are remarkably similar to the bullet proof gowns for women, popular in America in the 1950s. The main lover, Raymond Burr as Marc Anthony, is never quite convincing as the adoring suitor perhaps as he was silently wrestling with being gay in his private life at the time. He also mispronounces names as when he refers to Cassius as “Cashius” and Cleopatra’s sister Arsinoe as “Our Snowy”. William Lundigan, as Lucilius and aide to Marc Anthony, described this as the worst film he had ever made. Probably this is an exaggeration as he never made a decent one. Lundigan ended up quitting the movies and becoming a first class auto salesman which was a wise career move. Incidentally, Michael Ansara who plays Cleopatra’s captain of the guard, is still around in Hollywood

having been born in 1922. He was to become best known for his portrayal of Cochise in the TV series Broken Arrow. Serpent of the Nile, compared with the other Hollywood offerings, is the best of the bunch precisely because it’s short, keeps to the point and contains a great deal of humour, howbeit unintended to a substantial degree. Regrettably, it has not been released on DVD but there are still a few copies of the VHS tape around. Both sellers at Amazon and at e-bay have copies available between US$ 10 and 20.


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

Hell on Earth Female migrant domestic workers, alias housemaids or ‘domestic servants’ as they are labelled in some parts of Asia, can be found in their millions throughout the Middle East and South Asia. Both Singapore and Hong Kong have a tendency to prefer Filipinas while the Middle East region prefers Indonesians, Indians, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis and Filipinas.

However, Singapore and Hong Kong are by far a safer bet for housemaids compared to the Middle East. Innocent young girls are pushed and cajoled into leaving home to earn money for their families. They are lured by the promise of salaries which they very often don’t even receive and then they find themselves caught up in a primitive, cruel and debauched world of misery where the treatment and torture they suffer at the hands of some employers is unbelievably medieval – or should that read medievil? Most have their passports taken from them so they cannot escape from the life of Hell that some of them are subjected to. Many years ago in Kuwait, I personally saw a young Sri Lankan housemaid with cigarette burns on her arms and legs which where put there by her female Iraqi employer. Housemaid abuse is rife in the Middle East and no young female should ever have to go there alone, because no matter how desperate for money she is, she might never see home again. Saudi Arabia is one of the worst countries in the Middle East for mental, physical and sexual abuse of housemaids. Indonesian housemaids are popular with Arabs because most Indonesians are Muslim, but even this didn’t prevent a poor Indonesian housemaid from being killed in Saudi recently. The Indonesian labour minister said that her neck had been slashed and she had received severe cuts to the rest of her body. The Indonesian president’s words were “beyond inhumane”. Later, an Indonesian official said he had been told that the employers had been arrested, but where’s the proof? Shortly before this news broke, another A picture of innocence badly beaten and wounded Indonesian Photos courtesy Glow Images) housemaid was found dumped in the street. In the resulting court case in Riyadh, a judge awarded damages of only US$670 to the housemaid and sentenced the female employer who admitted the abuse to 35 lashes. It was a farce. The decision was overturned, all charges against the female employer dropped and the badly beaten and tortured housemaid charged with making false allegations. In another Saudi case, a young Sri Lankan girl has been sentenced to death for murdering a 4 month old baby she was caring for, but it seems she was under-age when the alleged crime was committed. There were translation problems in court and human rights group, Amnesty International, say she had no lawyer before or during her trial. The baby choked during a feeding session and the young girl could not save him. Where were the parents? Why was an under age girl working abroad as a housemaid and why was she in charge of looking after a baby, when she was a minor herself? Indeed, how could she even enter the country and obtain a visa if she was under age? These are only three recent cases that have come to light. How many more dreadful, sordid and dark secrets does this country have that we will never know about? In Dubai it is no different. A colleague and his Filipina wife operated a ‘safe house’ where abused housemaids could stay until their emergency evacuation papers were ready. I recall meeting an Indonesian housemaid in Dubai who had (foolishly) married an Emirati who had claimed to be a policeman. He wasn’t, but she was treated much worse than any prisoner could ever have been. She is only one of many who become involved in situations like this throughout the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia and the Middle Eastern region have the oil that the rest of the world wants and needs. But is that any reason to turn a blind eye to the way housemaids are used and abused on a daily basis? Questions need to be asked – and answered – about the torturous, primitive treatment of housemaids in the Middle East and particularly in Saudi Arabia. Everyone is quick enough to complain about the lack of human rights in China, so why doesn’t Saudi Arabia receive the same international condemnation on a daily basis?

An Aladdin’s cave of notorious courtesans 500 years of mischief with “the other woman”

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lizabeth Abbott’s “Mistresses: A History of Other Women” spans 500 plus years and discusses some of the famous courtesans to fill the scandal ridden pages of modern history. It is not quite clear why it was published at Christmas and New Year, the season of good will. Maybe that’s the time of year when wives most suspect their husband is having an affair and decide to hire a private investigator to find out. Anyway, the author tells us that she first became aware of mistresses as a child as her great grandfather had apparently had a series of fancy women which greatly upset the family at the time and ever since. However, we learn that the great grandmother handled the situation shrewdly by agreeing that her husband could give the other woman a diamond ring provided that he bought her one too. The scope of the book is very wide, covering ancient history, imperial China, the Old Testament, modern European history, nazi Germany and revolutionary Cuba. Adultery, we conclude, is fairly widespread and always has been. We learn that Malinche, the mistress and counselor of Hernan

Cortes was so crucial to his conquest of the Aztec empire that “natives stopped distinguishing between the two and considered them an indivisible unit”. In 1930s Berlin, the SS security service allowed a brothel Madam Kitty’s to flourish, but the short time

rooms were fitted out with hidden microphones. In this way, a number of high ranking Germans were caught in the act of adultery and soon afterwards received a visit from an underling of Heinrich Himmler, or even worse a suicide capsule sent through the post with a suggestion to swallow it soon. Considering what a degenerate lot the hierarchy of the Third Reich were, it was cheeky indeed to spy on generals and politicians in this way. We learn in the book why some courtesans were so ravishing. Nell Gwynn had an “uptilted nose, lustrous chestnut hair, hazel eyes and firm and full breasts.” No wonder then that Charles II couldn’t wait to get back to the palace after yet another boring meeting with Parliament. Roxelana, the fancy woman of the sixteenth century sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, maintained her influence by more than good looks: she managed to murder most of her rivals and poisoned most of the sultan’s relatives as well. Camilla Parker Bowles is doubtless the most notorious mistress of recent British history. According

to the book, she and prince Charles first met on a muddy polo field in the pouring rain when the latter introduced himself as the heir to the throne. Their sexual relationships continued through failed marriages on both sides and public outcry over the affair, especially in the late 1990s after Diana’s fatal accident in the French tunnel. In a highly unusual move for a mistress, Mrs Parker Bowles became the prince’s wife in 2005. There’s even a possibility that she might become a queen one day, or something akin to the top female position. She has been luckier than most courtesans in British history who have typically been discarded after a time and left to wallow in self-pity, drugs and booze. The book as a whole claims to assess courtesans from the female perspective, but actually it’s the tidbits and gossip which carry the reader along. Elizabeth Abbott has already written of sexual themes, including celibacy and marriage. Perhaps her next tome could be on gay courtesans. After all, the emperor Hadrian owed it all to his lover Antoninus and Richard the Lionheart was scolded by the archbishop of Canterbury for his addiction to young men. Almost cost him his throne.


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Local Sports A few tricks, a few treats Bunker boys golf by Steve Ellison

Green Valley – Monthly Medal – White Tees My how time flies, and another monthly medal showdown was on the cards at Green Valley. A good field of 24 of Pattaya’s finest were up for the test and some good scores made for a close contest. The course was in perfect shape save for a few spots of the wet. It is pretty much back to its best condition and ready for the high season now. Let’s start off with our caddy smile near pin which was won by visiting Englishman Jason Luczyniec. Jayski plays off a five handicap with a deadly short game, so no surprises there. Nice to see our mates from the Siam members out with us and me ol’ mate Mr. Mulberry back in form for third spot. Bob Newell had to share a podium with JP Thomas, but she doesn’t need too much room. Poor

JAY, DUSTY, GORDON, STEVE Freddy Graham thought he was in the money but just missed out by a shot to Steve Hogan taking his first for the Australians. Steve chose the claret Antigua shirt for his first star and good luck for many more. With a name like Hogan, what did you expect?

JAY, DUSTY, GORDON, STEVE

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Results: 1st – Steve Hogan (21) net 66 2nd – Fred Graham (16) net 67 3rd – Steve Mulberry (14) net 69 T - 4th - Jareeporn Thomas (28) net T - 4th – Bob Newell (9) net 70

Per picks up low gross plus by Jeff Wylie

A great turnout of 132 players, including 19 ladies, made the journey this month to the Phoenix course, where we played the Lakes and Ocean combination for the tournament sponsored by The New Nordic Group. The weather was perfect for golf, there was a steady breeze to keep it interesting, with the groups progressing at a steady pace, after a couple of tardy players early. We played from the white tee markers today and while some were forward, there were others playing their full length. The course was the same challenge for all and good scores were not easy to make, save for a few golfers who save their best for the PAGS. The past few months has seen outstanding performances for the tournament Low Gross, and while Per Werngren (10)

was a little off those scores, his 78 was the best of this day, while also picking up the technical prize on Ocean 3. His score also got him 2nd place on countback in the A Flight (0 – 14) after there were several players grouped on 40 points. Anders Norberg (14) led the way with his 22 point back 9 and 15 last 6 holes to relegate Per, who had 13 on the last 6, while Ian Parry (13) picked up 3rd with a back 9 of 21, to edge the other contenders, Wanlop, John and Montri. The B flight, for handicaps 15 - 20, was tightly contested, with all placegetters each separated by a solitary point. Mikael Andersson (19) with an equal day’s best score of 42 points led the field home, with Chris Davisson (19) 1 back with 41, while Neil Fidele (19) shot a creditable 40 for the bronze position.

Mikael Andersson (19) - B Grade Winner

The C flight required a countback to settle the winner, with Robert Baird (29) edging out Peo Lindmark (29) 24/20 on the back 9, after both players recorded a solid 41 points. Birger Karlson (29) was alone in recording 39 points to pick up the last spot on the podium. The ladies clear winner on 42 points was Nongnuch Jantamaneenkul (14) to go with her Long Drive on Ocean 8 and the approach on Ocean 1, while Bunsong Brown (28) was a strong 2nd with a fine 41 points. Honorable mentions for two time technical winners go out to Jerry Sweetham, both Long Drives in the 65+ Division, Wanlop for his 2 Approaches, Wilawan May for a long putt and an approach and Jeff Wylie for an approach and long drive.

Parichat Parichat was the venue for the last round of the month and as it's not a course to everyone's liking numbers were lower than expected with some choosing to play elsewhere. This is a difficult course at the best of times but when the wind blows as it did today then the challenge is even greater. The course itself was in excellent condition as usual but the strength and direction of the wind which seemed to predominantly blow across or in our faces made for a difficult day for all. Newly returned Neil Griffin was the man of the moment taking the honors with a modest thirty points. Second went to Ken Davidson with 29 points beating Keith Norman on countback. Near pins went two to Ken and one each to Neil and Michael. As it was the last game of the month the prize for the golfer of the month was on the line. Neil Carter needed to win to take the honors but with six wipes on his card it was a step too far and the winner was Michael Brett with three points to spare. As we now see an influx of regulars from the Northern Hemisphere it's going to be interesting to see who takes the trophy next month. Results: 1st - Neil Griffin (25) 30 points 2nd - Ken Davidson (25) 29 points 3rd - Keith Norman (13) 29 points Near Pins: Ken Davidson X 2, Neil Griffin, Michael Brett Khao Kheow The first round of a new month was played at the ever popular Khao Kheow course in very pleasant conditions, no rain, low humidity and pleasant temperatures. A big influx of visitors saw our numbers swell to 18 so competition for prizes was keen. How appropriate that on his birthday (number not disclosed) that Dave Gow on his debut this tour should take out first place with an excellent score of 40. Second went to Neil Carter who may have thought that he was the winner with an excellent 39. PJ Redmond in a rare appearance took third with 37, and Ken Davidson enjoying good early form on this tour took the final place with 35 points. Near pins went to Colin Greig as usual, Stuart Tinkler, Gerry Cooney, and PJ. Shot of the day went to Michael Brett who despite having a miserable day managed to eagle the parr four C 5 hole with a seven iron second shot straight in the hole. Back at Dave was at it again, who with his capable staff on the BBQ kept the large number of attendees well satisfied with

Per Wengren - Low Gross Winner

by Michael Brett

Golfer of the month Michael Brett

the club even more new arrivals were present for the presentation so we expect to see bigger numbers for the coming weeks and months. Results: 1st - Dave Gow (17) 40 points 2nd - Neil Carter (13) 39 points 3rd - PJ Redmond (28) 37 points 4th - Ken Davidson (25) 35 points Near Pins: Colin Greig, PJ Redmond, Stuart Tinkler, Gerry Cooney Pattavia What a difference a week makes? Last week we enjoyed lower green fees and had lower numbers of players, this week the fees returned to high season rates and our numbers jumped significantly. Today we had 36 players for our trip to Pattavia. The weather was beautiful, the course was in excellent condition and we were set for a great day’s golf, a big change from our last visit when play was abandoned after nine holes. The standard of play was excellent with some great scores recorded on this difficult course. To add to the difficulty the greens are now returning to the speed we are used to at this course, but today it didn't matter to most. Trevor Priestly as he so often does put in a very good score and was the overall winner with 41 points. Ken Davidson in B flight took second place with 38 points and is clearly enjoying a generous handicap of 25, a cut may soon be in order. John Hughes beat Les Hall on countback for third with 36 points. In the A flight Neil Carter continues to enjoy very good form and took the honors with 44. Jimmy Carr was a shot back on 39 and Stuart Tinkle who is a different man from his last visit took third with 38.

their tasty selection of tucker for the night supplied by KPK Foods. Next tournament on Tuesday November 28 at

Phoenix, contact Shane on 0863720084 or through Birdie at www.birdie.in.th to ensure your preferred tee time.

Nangnuch Jantamaneekul - Ladies Winner


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Local Sports The mudgee magpie takes care of the Swan!

Nigel and Buckers tops at Greenwood! by Dick Warberg

by Peter Grey Crystal Bay We had a cast of 22 but unfortunately on the big day only 19 came to play!. The weather was sultry bordering on being muggy, there was a slight breeze making Winner Darren Slade and his lovely wife Nam. conditions somewhat bearable. We played B and C Nines in that order (B nine was used for Long Putt: the count-backs). The course was in real good B9 - Tony Cook. nick greens slick on the front 9, going from the A9 - Darren Slade yellow tees but struggled against some power Back at the bar we welcomed Nam and hitters from the yellow tees. Darren Slade, Bill (Shooter) McGarvie, Robert With numbers being at 19 only one division Pearce and Mick Powell. We also welcomed was required. back Peter returning from his holiday in Aussie. It was Darren Slade that took control from It’s always nice to see new faces and extra nice to the first, he returned with 41 points taking the see old faces returning! There were no farewells! top spot from Alex Field via the countback D-For (our charity collector dog) was system. Coming in third was JJ Harney with JC delighted to receive many donations and the Lhostetaking fourth position on the podium. players are and patrons are thanked for their continued generosity. Results: Back at The Swan, cold beers were flowing 1st - Darren Slade (13) 41 points and of course the story tellers came to life, and 2nd - Alex Field (19) 41 points. Alex lost the more beer consumed the better the stories on a c/back are. 3rd - JJ Harney (13) 35 points The GS is a friendly golf outlet and 4th - JC Lhoste (28) 34 points welcomes golfers of all persuasions. Male or female we accept you all. As stated to one NTP’s golfer, “You don’t have to be silly to play here B4 - Darren Slade but it definitely helps”. We generally play on B6 - Gordon Clegg Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine C4D - For courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for C7 - Bill McGarvie bookings or any information on 0861 503086.

The 8th annual Poppy golf tournament by Derek Brook

This tournament comes around every year about this time and every Year it seems to come around quicker. The golf was held on Friday, November 3 at Khao Kheow Country Club and the presentation night this year was at The Holiday Inn on November 4. Let me say here and now that at both Khao Kheow and The Holiday Inn we were looked after very well and my thanks go out to both Organisations. Both Organisations entered into the spirit of the competition and made this competition into one of the best of the year. The morning at Khao Kheow started very early for the organisers and Nigel Cannon was there at the crack of dawn to ensure all was ready for the eager golfers. Mick O’Connor was not far behind and Andy Barraclough arrived early as he had volunteered to be a starter. All these gentlemen were there all day and my thanks go to them in particular for the success of this day, as well as the help from Nin, Manager Khao Kheow, and their staff. Khao Kheow have been with me every inch of the way in the past 8 years. The Competition is a ‘two ball better ball stableford’, where you play with a partner and the best stableford score is included on the card at each hole.

Whilst relatively simple it is a competition that is not played often and needs some awareness amongst the competitors, ‘Enough said’. The good thing about this type of competition is that you stand to score quite often by the skill of your partner and it is important to forge a good friendship. Bright and breezy Nigel and Mick were at the desk and the players started to flow through. At the start of each Nine were Andy and a ‘Volunteer’ from Khao Kheow to ensure the players were away on time and everything went very smoothly, and 26 Groups of four got away on time. Thanks to the ‘officials’. The day was bright and breezy from first light and the only real fear of the ‘organiser’, that we have thunderstorms and pouring rain was discarded very early on. Heavy rain and storms negate the competition and thus all the shirts, Saturday night at the Holiday Inn and sponsorship become a problem. Indeed three years ago we had such a storm but someone was looking after me and we managed to play at Khao Kheow when all other courses were rained off. However one of the Royal British Legion Members volunteered to do a ‘rainless war dance’ and it seemed to work. As said the day was bright and breezy and it was one of

those days when you feel you are playing ‘millionaire’s golf’. The day seemed to go quite quickly and we played the A & B Nines. There was a strong wind all day but it only cooled you down. The fairways were firm so you got the ball running, especially with the wind behind, while it was noticeable the players still had difficulty getting the ball out of the rough. The rough here is a bit special and get in it you must normally take your punishment. The greens in particular deserve praise as they were firm, fast and true. It was also noticed that the holes on the green were in the most difficult position because it was necessary to make the course difficult with two players counting and playing off the white tees. We had a tough but great day on the course and finished believing this was a great course and it was in fine

Greenwood - St The Tropical golfers headed for Greenwood for the final round of the month as we have over the past year plus. This time however, the format for the day changed from a medal round for the monthly mug and the final counting round for “golfer of the month” points, to a regular “stableford” competition. With Daryl Evans winning the mug last week, the focus this day was to play well, win or place in your flight, and see who would win the points battle for GOM! With the weather looking fantastic and even a little cooler, 17 players left BJ’s after breakfast and coffee for the drive to Greenwood. The drive has become much quicker with the new Laem Chabang Port – 331 connector highway nearly 100 percent complete. With clear skies above all were anxious to get on the course and have a round without slogging over rain drenched fairways. We were not to be disappointed as the course was in excellent condition with the greens running at a report speed of 10 and the fairways fairly firm and shots getting some roll after hitting the ground, something that condition. While the players finished and went home, the scribe and his team battled on to collect the cards, give the players a fine shirt and a ticket for the presentation night on the Saturday at The Holiday Inn. Happy days. On the Saturday night the players, and many ‘significant others’ gathered at the Executive Tower, Floor Four called the Workshop or as we would say The Ballroom. The afternoon had been spent running around to ensure the night went smoothly and Gypsy of Holiday Inn met us and took our prizes to the 4th floor to be delivered at the start of the night, Thanks Gypsy. The players and guests started to arrive early and as the night went on all the tables were taken and guests were filling plates up with the fine food. Holiday Inn did us proud and the food was of the highest quality. The organisers waited

Graham and Derek present to the winning team. Phil Davies (Left) and Mark Fraught

has been missing for quite some time with all the rain we have experienced. So with a well presented course, great weather, albeit a bit breezy, and a reasonable green fee rate, how would the field perform on the “A” & “B” nines? With a reasonable pace of play, the six groups all finished in good order and, with all cards in and tabulated, all were headed back to BJ’s for a late lunch and the presentation. While one golfer managed to beat his handicap, the scores were generally lower than usual here, most likely due to the quicker greens and the wind to deal with. A-Flight (0-23): Congratulations to Nigel Perry (c/h 23) for turning in the round of the day at 38 points to win the flight. John Davis (15) followed with a fine 36 points in his quest to get to the top of the GOM

point table. In 3rd place, Mashi Kaneta (16) edged out Andre Van Dyk on countback, both scoring 35 points. B-Flight (24+): Graham “Buckers” Buckingham (26) took the “B-flight” with a fine 35 points. Mick Coghlan (24), the leader in the GOM race at the start of the day, was second with 32 points, followed by Daryl Evans (25) nipping Don Carmody (33), both with 30 points for third place. Best Nines (non winner): Andre Van Dyk and Dick Warberg received their rewards for having the best non-winning, 9 hole scores. “Golfer of the Month”: While he closed the gap significantly, John Davis came up a bit short in the race for the title and Mick Coghlan took the honors. Well played both and a well deserved “Congratulations” to Mick!

until the food was mostly consumed until they started the proceedings. The organiser thanked all for attending and thanked all the sponsors and those who helped to organise. Mainly, Macallan Insurance Brokers Ltd, Lucy Electric, Pattaya Reality, Manpower Group and Phil Smeed. Also thanked was Pattaya Mail, Holiday Inn, Khao Kheow, Pattaya Sports Club and his supporters from Tropicals Golf Society mainly Tom Cotton, Daryl Evans and Dick Warberg. He also thanked Graham Macdonald who had supported him for eight years and of course Nigel. He then called on Andy Barraclough, chairman of the Royal British Legion Thailand, to give a short talk about the good the income will do and the fact that every baht will go to the correct place as there is no deduction. Then the organisers presented Royal British Legion medals to three people who had supported him over the last eight years. Dave Richardson, military to the soul, Jim Elphick who at Lewinsky's always provided Golfers and Chris Balzis who always provided shirts at a good quality and price. Thanks to all. So into the results and the scores this year were quite realistic. The winners with 48 points were Phil Davies and Mark Fraught on countback

over in second place with also 48 points Wayne Bridgeman and Tony Odonaga. In third place were Mike Allidi and Patrick Poussier. We then had a five-way countback on 46 points that saw in fourth place were John Anderson and Tony Brown on countback. In fifth place Paul Hack and Dick Bainbridge on countback. In sixth place was P Nixon and D Atkinson on countback over two more teams missing out were Andy Makara, Keith Allen and Andreas Wegener, Werner Schwarz. Now to the best sportsmen and the strongest golfers as not only did they have to hold the rest up but came last. The honour, as per last year, went to Jack Levy and John Kennedy who were given a prize to suit their ability. The night then continued as our Octogenarian and his ladies proceeded with the lucky draw. Still full of vim and vigor is our Nigel and I thank him for being up so late. This part went particularly well and I thank all for their participation. As most of the night was over, I decided to go and have my first beer and sit with Nigel and his ladies to relax and looking around saw the rich and powerfull all departing for other fields. Then suddenly I was on my own, except for the singer and the waiters, so could relax with a job well done. T.T.F.N.


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You & Your Pets

For Dog Lovers Only Do you share your home with a dog? If not, you can’t imagine what living with one might be like. But once you get a dog, you’ll be unable to imagine living without one. He is certain to become your baby, your playmate, your best friend, your inspiration for laughter, happiness and love. Before rushing out to spend good money at a pet shop or other retail outlet, consider visiting one of several dog shelters, rescue groups and pet hospitals in and around Pattaya. They have hundreds of wonderful dogs longing to be adopted—ranging from mixed breeds to pure breeds, from lap dogs to guard dogs. Even if you know exactly what your future companion looks like, keep your mind and your heart open to that

special unexpected connection you might stumble upon at a pound, and be guided by your lifestyle. If you live in a small condo or apartment, for instance, resist the soulful eyes of a larger breed, such as a German Sheppard or golden retriever. If you have a house and yard, almost any breed will work, and if you’re a jogger or have children, an active, playful sort of pooch might be ideal. Keep in mind that exercise requirements and personalities vary from breed to breed and in individual animals. Which dogs have the qualities that are important to you? Research the internet for information, evaluate the animals you see at shelters, and speak to shelter workers and others for insight. Size, temperament and even some health issues may be predictable in purebred dogs—and even in some mixed breeds if you can determine their types. Too, a mixed breed may be more hardy and less prone to genetic defects. Do visit a dog shelter if only to become familiar with a spectrum of choices available for adoption. From hyper pups—which will require more training and supervision—to serene, mature dogs that don’t require housetraining, exercise and inordinate care. Other qualities to consider if you have children include how a friendly dog is. Does he like to be touched? Is he sensitive to handling and noise? Is he too fragile to be handled by children? While you're at the shelter, recognize that those dogs may be stressed out and not acting like their true selves among other animals in that environment. So even if you walk past a dog who isn't vying for your attention, don't count him out. He may just be a little scared and quite lonely. You may well be good for each other in that context. And remember, you’ll be choosing a new best friend for life. Choose carefully.

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

Celia and Wilson

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

Mr.Tibbs

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

Temple kitten 1

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.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. Temple kitten 2

Too Much Love

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.

Behavior experts confirm that some cats experience separation anxiety when apart from a favorite person -- and that's one reason a sweet kitty may pee on your clothes when you're away from home. Other signs: the cat paces, vocalizes, or blocks the owner's path to the door. Left alone, she may vomit or be too worried to eat. For cats who love too much, behavior therapy can help -- along with anti-anxiety medications for severely affected cats.

Going to the Dogs...

Cat Corner

“If you’re uncomfortable around my dog, I would be happy to lock you in the other room when you come over.” ~ Author Unknown

Dalmatians are born spotless: at first pure white, their spots develop as they age. Cats have more than 100 vocal sounds; dogs only have about 10. To keep from overheating, penguins pant like dogs to cool off. They also ruffle their feathers and hold their wings away from their bodies.

If you have a litter of kittens to give away, know this: kittens that are taken away from their mothers too early in life can develop some bad behaviors. Mothers teach their young many things we are not aware of, such as proper behavior in specific situations, how to eat things correctly, how to use the litter box, and how to act with other cats. If these needs are ignored, it's like kicking your children out of your home before they even get to kindergarten. They'd probably find their way, but they might not become good citizens. To help ensure a well-adjusted cat, allow three to four months of nursing. In any event, do not separate kittens from their mothers at four, five or six weeks of age!


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