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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 Continued on page 4


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News Grand procession ushers in Amazing Centara Hotels and Resorts sets out five year vision and strategy for growth Thailand Tourism Year 2018 Thailand’s leading hotel operator will double its revenues by 2022

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) kicked off the ambitious “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” campaign with a spectacular procession through the heart of Bangkok. The opening ceremony, held at Siam Discovery, was presided over by H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister of Thailand, and brought to life the campaign’s focus on sustainable, quality tourism in line with the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy. H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports, said: “Today marks the beginning of the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018, which is at the heart of the Royal Thai Government’s ongoing efforts to foster the success of the tourism industry, as a key economic driver. Our outstanding programme of major events throughout the year will once again put Thailand in the spotlight as a preferred destination for international travellers.” The procession featured six parades, which joined a 3.5-km route from the National Stadium to Lumphini Park. Each parade represented a treasured aspect of Thai tourism, with the first showcasing the Lotus Goddess, a symbol of the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018, signifying harmony and happiness. The second parade highlighted amazing architecture and sculpture from each region of Thailand, including miniatures of Wat Phra That Sri Chom Thong, Chiang Mai (Northern Region), Wat Phra Mahathat, Nakhon Si Thammarat (Southern Region), Chon Buri’s Kong Kao – or rice mould – Festival (Eastern Region), Phrathat Phanom Chedi, Nakhon

Phanom (Northeastern Region), and the Mon Songkran Festival in Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi (Central Region). The third parade presented a taste of Thailand’s wide variety of distinctive foods, desserts, and ingredients, while the fourth and fifth parades showcased the various outstanding festivals and major sporting events set to be hosted in the Kingdom in 2018. The procession was capped off by the sixth parade, which exemplified Thailand’s role as a gracious host. The Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 aims to boost Thailand’s reputation as a preferred destination, while increasing visitors’ average length of stay, expenditure and repeat visitation. The campaign places the spotlight on activities in 13 categories: sports, gastronomy, maritime tourism, weddings and honeymoons, medical and wellness, community-based tourism, leisure, green tourism, night tourism, MICE, trade fairs, B2B marketing activities and logistics. Each of these categories has a packed schedule of local and international events. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor added that “Today’s procession offers a glimpse of what each and every visitor to Thailand can look forward to as part of the “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018”. And one point to be emphasised is expressed in the last procession, which features the many occupations in the tourism industry, and reiterates that Thailand is a very hospitable country and has welcomed international visitors with open arms throughout its history.

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Breast surgeon Dr Tapanutt Likhitmaskul , M.D. of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Breast Center, gave a lecture to 50 volunteers from Phramongkutklao Hospital about breast cancer. Bangkok Hospital Pattaya also donated 100 artificial breast implants for breast cancer patient victims.

Following Centara’s recent announcement that it had strengthened its management team by welcoming back seasoned industry professional Markland Blaiklock, in a newly formed role of Deputy CEO, the group has now released its significant expansion plans for the next five years. Centara is Thailand’s largest domestic hotel operator and continues to increase its international footprint, with 57 properties in operation or under development across 12 countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, China, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The company operates a diverse portfolio ranging from 5-star luxury hotels in major cities to remote tropical island resorts and innovative value properties. It differentiates itself from competitors by offering gracious, Thaistyle service; branded spas and restaurants with excellent reputations; and a variety of formats and service innovations that deliver quality and value to business and leisure travellers. In 2017 Centara was active in Asia and the Middle East opening new hotels, signing management and joint venture agreements, and launching its new COSI lifestyle brand. It plans to continue growing, doubling revenue during the next five years by executing three, broad strategies. Centara’s three strategies for growth: 1. The company plans to expand its current portfolio, doubling the number of properties it operaties via new investments and management agreements. It will add hotels and resorts where tourism demand, the business environment, and synergy with existing company assets and customers offer the best strategic opportunities. In geographic terms, Centara aims to become more prominent in Southeast Asian markets, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East, while expanding its footprint into East Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The company will also develop and expand new brands (such as COSI) to fill gaps in its hotel and resort portfolio. 2. The company will identify and pursue new business opportunities outside its historic hotel and resort core. These related businesses – branded residences are an example – will leverage Centara’s hospitality competencies

and competitive strengths, targeting new or growing markets through brand development or acquisitions. 3. The company will strengthen its core infrastructure, including operating platforms, technology, and reputation. It wants its systems to be best in class to ensure business and service processes are efficient and effective. This includes improving the customer experience via websites, mobile apps, relationship management systems and loyalty programmes. Centara also aims to increase international brand awareness using mass media, new media, event and relationship marketing. Thirayuth Chirativat, Centara’s chief executive officer, remarked on the vision. ”We are entering a significant phase of growth. Centara has always been at the forefront of the hospitality industry in Thailand and with our concerted focus on expansion in both new and existing markets, we will become an even more prominent regional player in the coming years. With the dynamic and progressive management team we have in place, the future development and growth of the company is very exciting.” Centara believes a clearly-articulated vision, well-designed strategies, and motivated people led by an experienced management team will achieve growth for the benefit of its shareholders, customers, partners and employees.

Singapore Forex trader Kenneth Kam launched Thai edition of The Equilibrium The Equilibrium Training The Money Mindset, Kenneth Kam’s first book, was launched in Bangkok recently with the Thai version at Park Hyatt Hotel. One of the event’s highlights featured Ploy’s live Thai rendition of “When you are old” a famous Chinese ballad written and sung by Chinese Singer, Zhao Zhao, a song close to Kenneth’s heart. Thanks to his many years of experience, exceptional talent and unparalleled success, Singapore Forex trader Kenneth Kam is a recognized thought-leader who frequently shares his insights and knowledge about Forex trading through various publications. “Whatever the reader’s current situation, this book shares valuable principles on finding balance in day-to-day life and shape a better future for individuals and society as a whole,” explains Kenneth. “The book focuses on building wealth, in many ways. I want my readers to exponentially increase their ability to acquire wealth as traders. But even if they don’t choose to be traders, the lessons learnt will come in handy for any other business ventures.”


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Pattaya predictions 2018 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 cumbersome paperwork 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 high-end 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 halfpromise in 2003 that the Elite card might 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 longterm 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.

Royal Cliff sweeps two illustrious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards The Royal Cliff Hotels Group has set another benchmark for hospitality excellence by adding two prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards in two categories Best Luxury Hotel in Thailand and Best Convention Hotel in Asia - to its distinctive portfolio of awards and accolades. Recognized as the world’s leading awards initiative, the Haute Grandeur Awards is synonymous with status, acclaim and luxury. Splendor and sophistication set the tone for the official Gala Ceremony held in Bangkok, as owners and general managers of top global hotel and spa groups joined influencers, industry leaders and the media in celebrating the best hospitality experiences across 7 continents and more than 60 countries. This year, the world’s premium luxury hotel and spa brands compete for the ultimate accolade in overall excellence and greatest contribution to the industry. Brilliance is transparently and unbiasedly recognized by means of a rigorous rating process relying on quality feedback from guests rather than on a quantity of votes by the general public or judges. In winning the award for two outstanding categories, Royal Cliff Hotels Group has once again proven its capability to exceed its guest’s expectations, gain international recognition for its exceptional services and facilities as well as cement its status as the best of the best in the hospitality arena. “To win an Haute Grandeur Award takes will and determination,” Marinique De Wet, the founder and managing director of the Haute

Grandeur Awards said: “An establishment must excel on all levels. Therefore, the winners truly attained the ultimate in excellence; recognized with the highest accolade a hotel or spa can receive.” Association with Haute Grandeur ensures that participating hotels such as the Royal Cliff Hotels Group are perceived as elite and recognized as game-changers who are setting the benchmark in the industry.


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News Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in partnership with Gault and Millau, recently released a bilingual ‘Tasty Thailand’ guidebook supplement alongside the new Gault and Millau restaurant guide Belux edition 2018. The launch gala dinner was held in Brussels, Belgium last month, and was attended by more than 600 who’s who in the Belux’s fine-dining scene. Y u t h a s a k S u p a s o r n , TAT governor, said the new Gault and Millau restaurant guide Belux edition 2018 included a 70-page supplement entitled Tasty Thailand sponsored by TAT with an aim of presenting the delights of Thai food to an even wider international audience. “The promotion of Thai cuisine is one of TAT’s top-most priorities because it builds bridges with the agriculture sector, which is Thailand’s largest overall industry, and goes hand in hand with the great branding job being done by Thai restaurants the world over. “There is also a focus on health and wellness, with many Thai dishes placing great importance

on high-value herbs and other highly nutritional ingredients. And because we believe a country’s cuisine is a wonderful way in which to experience its culture, heritage and ways of life,’ Yuthasak added. The Gault and Millau restaurant guide was founded by food critics, Henri Gault and Christian Millau, in 1965. The guide rates restaurants from one to 20 with awards based entirely on the quality of the food. There are now Gault and Millau guides for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Poland, as well as France, Canada and Australia. The Gault and Millau restaurant guide Belux edition has a circulation of 35,000 copies. The 70-page bilingual Gault and Millau Belux 2018’s Tasty Thailand guidebook supplement is printed in French and Dutch, and profiles the kingdom’s flourishing fine-dining scene and criticallyacclaimed restaurants in Thailand and Belgium, famous Bangkok’s street food, products from the Royal Projects, key tourist destinations, and unique Thai local experiences

in Thailand. It is expected to achieve a readership of five million. In 2016, Thailand welcomed a total of 112,140 travellers from Belgium, up 4.13 per cent yearon-year. Belgian travellers visit Thailand on an average length of stay of 17 days, and are interested

in nature, culture and food. During the launch gala dinner, Boo Raan Thai Restaurant in B e l g i u m w a s a w a rd e d “A s i a n Restaurant of the Year” by the Gault and Millau restaurant guide. Seen in the picture, Boo Raan’s owner and chef, Patrick D. Eigenaar

(left) and the head chef, Dokkoon Kapueak (middle) received the prize from TAT Governor, Yuthasak Supasorn (right). Chef Eigenaar and Chef Kapueak also cooked the first appetizer dish, tom yum cod fish, for 600 guests during the gala dinner.

Thailand reaches for the stars with official launch of the Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 On December 6, two back-toback events in Bangkok will mark a highly anticipated milestone in Thailand’s gastronomic history when the country’s first-ever Michelin stars are announced and awarded to selected restaurants and chefs in the Thai capital. In the afternoon, a press conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok to mark the debut of Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018, and to announce those restaurants that will receive Michelin stars in the presence of the winning chefs. Later in the evening, a gala dinner will take place at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok to celebrate the Michelin-starred restaurants and present the chefs with their prestigious Michelin star jackets. During the gala event, a sixcourse dinner will be prepared by famous chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, alongside local talents, to celebrate the inspirational journey of Thai gastronomy from ancient cooking techniques and long-forgotten recipes to modern sways. “Since it first launched in 1900 to guide travellers on their journey, the Red Guide has come full circle and it now acts as a driver for culinary travel worldwide. Bangkok boasts an eclectic culinary scene that is both traditional and contemporary, and as

local as it is global. We are delighted to help cement Thailand’s reputation as a major culinary destination,” said Segsarn Trai-Ukos, country director – Thailand, Michelin Siam. The winner announcements and the awards will be presented by Michael Ellis, international director, Michelin Guides. The gala dinner to celebrate the Michelin-starred restaurants and chefs will be streamed and broadcast live from Siam Kempinski Hotel from 7:30 pm on Michelin Guide Thailand’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ MICHELINGuideThailand


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Our Community Akaryn Hotel Group receives King Of Bhutan recognition for student scholarship program Akaryn Hotel Group, the Thailand-based boutique hotel and hospitality group, put its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives front and centre with a range of initiatives in locations where the company operates hotels and resorts, as well as programs that reach far beyond Thai borders. In 2012, Akaryn Hotel Group launched a scholarship based training scheme for underprivileged Bhutanese young people, offering them the opportunity to travel to Thailand and receive on-thejob training at the group’s flagship resorts, Aleenta Hua Hin in Pranburi and Aleenta Phuket in Phang Nga. Since the program started,

the resorts have hosted and trained 12 individuals, arming them with the skills and experience necessary to find work in the hospitality industry back home, or even to start their own tourism related business. In a letter recently delivered to Akaryn Hotel Group’s Founder and Managing Director, Anchalika Kijkanakorn, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar of the Kingdom of Bhutan expressed his appreciation for the support provided to Bhutanese youth. “I was immensely pleased to learn that due to your wholehearted support and understanding, numerous Bhutanese have been able to change their lives and achieve

success,” wrote the King of Bhutan. “I feel fortunate to share such a heartfelt connection with the people of Thailand and your generosity and benevolence continues to move me.” In Thailand, Akar yn Hotel Group’s CSR projects include marine conservation, training and support for local communities. Through the group’s Pure Blue Foundation, which was founded in 2010 to help protect fragile marine eco-systems, the company continually works to raise awareness and funds for marine conservation projects around Southeast Asia. Since its inception, the foundation has provided support and funds to various projects

around the country and the group’s hotels and resorts regularly organize events and fundraisers. While some programs run across the entire collection of hotels and resorts, individual properties also proactively help their own communities through activities such as supporting local schools, promoting the work of local artists and raising funds for environmental actions. The allsuite akyra Manor Chiang Mai, located in the northern Thai city’s trendy Nimmanhaemin neighbourhood, is hosting an art exhibition through April 2018 showcasing the work of local photographer, Vachira Thomas, and two jewellery makers, Hongsara

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

and Angkan, with sales revenue to be shared between the artists and the Pure Blue Foundation. In Bangkok, the akyra Thonglor Hotel recently launched its CSR program with a special charity day at Bangkhae Foundation on 2nd Nov. The hotel hosted a lunch for 42 senior folk at the foundation’s care facility, where staff from akyra Thonglor Bangkok chatted to the elderly guests and organised a singalong for added entertainment. This ongoing dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility has earned Akaryn Hotel Group a number of honours over the

years, including the Thailand Government Responsible Tourism Award and personal recognition for Kijkanakorn who was named one of the Top 50 Philanthropists by Forbes Asia in 2015. More recently, akyra Manor Chiang Mai received the “Love of Local” award from Small Luxury Hotels of The World for giving back to the community by helping to refurbish a local school, sourcing local produce for top quality dishes served at Italics restaurant, and also for encouraging guests to interact with local causes through activities such as the hotel’s special Elephant Day Care Package.


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Our Community Hilton Pattaya donates soap for hope at The Glory Hut Foundation in Chonburi

Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler, general manager, together with team members donated 100 soaps from ‘Soap for Hope’ project and some necessities such as body lotion, vegetable oil and food to the Glory Hut Foundation in Pattaya. ‘Soap for Hope’, one of Hilton Pattaya’s Corporate Responsible projects,

is developed by Diversey, Inc. to recycle the soaps and distribute to the communities. It helps reduce waste and create a positive impact to the community such as taking concern on hygiene and preventing diseases. The Glory Hut Foundation is established to take care of HIV/

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AIDS infected patients to have a proper treatment from government’s welfare and health-care services. Moreover, the foundation also supports shelter, food and career development for poor and homeless people to improve a better quality of life. For upcoming charity projects, please follow on facebook.com/PattayaHilton

WHA Group donates emergency equipment set to Nong Sua Chang Rescue Foundation

Sunya Baopoonthong (6th left), corporate affairs manager, Hemaraj Land And Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, hands over life rescue equipment including a hydraulic spreader and cutter, and anautomated external defibrillator valued at 575,000 baht to the Nong Sua Chang Rescue Foundation in Nong Yai District, Chonburi. This contribution to the community will enhance the capacity of emergency response teams to save lives.

Kind-hearted students from Garden International School (GIS) have helped a Pattaya charity by donating dozens of bags of rice. Year 6 students visited the Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya as part of the Ban Changbased school’s Community Service programme. The pupils all “adopted” a Hand to Hand child for the visit and spent the time playing with, talking to and supporting their child doing some art activities or reading. They also sang songs and enjoyed lunch with the Hand to Hand children. In the afternoon, while the Hand to Hand children had a nap, pupils heard from K.Margaret (the founder) about the important work Hand to Hand does in

Pattaya to support families and children in need and heard about the backgrounds of some of the children Hand to Hand supported. Students were praised by K.Margaret for their support and dedication to the children. The pupils had a great time and many were sorry to say goodbye to the child they had ‘adopted’ for the visit. In addition to visiting Hand to Hand they also took a substantial donation of rice and donations of 4500 baht. IB Diploma students in Secondary also helped by promoting the rice drive and encouraging students to donate bags of rice. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya.

WHA Group supports first-aid kits to Paewyaengtai Buddhist Association

Paewyaengtai Buddhist Association Sriracha in Chonburi received a cheque from Mr. Sunya Baopoonthong (center), corporate affair manager, Hemaraj Land And Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL. The aim of the donation is to support first responders and rescue workers necessary materials in case of emergency and to provide a safe environment for people within the community.


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New MG ZS Smart Car debut for limitless lifestyles SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd. and MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., unveil the New MG ZS – the smart car for limitless lifestyles with world’s first Thai language-enabled voice controlled connectivity ‘i-SMART’. MG’s evolution of Brit Dynamic design language deliver an eye-catching sleek and sporty contemporary exterior. Premium spacious interior is a comfortable place to be in with added reassurance of class-leading 9 Synchronized Protection System safety. Pongsak Lertrudeewattanawong, vice president of MG Sales (Thailand) announced, “The key aim in the development of the New MG ZS is to introduce the first ‘smart’ car to the Thai automotive industry. Not only does it satisfy the limitless lifestyles of the new generation but also break new groundon the technological front where no other car maker has ever achieved before. The New MG ZS incorporates the new advanced i-SMARTwhich enabled to control function in vehicle by Thai voice command as well connectivity for unprecedented convenience and safety that exceeds the expectation of customers. We

forecast the sales of NEW MG ZS to be 12,000 units by the end of 2018” The New ZSis the first MG with the i-SMART connectivity system which introduced in September. The i-SMART can be controlled in three ways: via voice command in Thai language, via the touch screen on the dashboard and via smart phones using i-SMART application. The system let the the driver can switch on the air-conditioner by using the smart phone application. The i-SMART system also features a smart

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HRH Princess Soamsawali presides over event honouring nation’s mothers Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali presided over the opening of the awards ceremony “The Combining Mothers’ Hearts for Her Majesty the Queen” to honour the nation’s outstanding mothers, organized by the National Council of Outstanding Mothers under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali (NCOM). The princess was welcomed by Mookda Chirathivat Auewattanasakul, Wim N.M. Fagel, general manager of the hotel and hotel team members at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya wins Asia Top Design Hotel With all elite hoteliers from hotel and hotel groups all over Asia attending the prestige ceremony in Macau last month, Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya was announced as winner of Asia Top Design Hotel. Hotel General Manager Dmitry Chernyshev (4th left) represented Siam@Siam Group to received the award.

Chaine des Rotisseurs dinner at Centara Grand at CentralWorld

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Arto Artinian (4th right), Bailli Delegue of La Chaine des Rotisseurs Thailand held their November Gastronomic dinner at UNO MAS restaurant, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld with an exclusive premier of 4 Hands Dinner Best of UNO MAS and Red Sky prepared by Chef Joan Tanya Dot and Chef Christian Ham.

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya welcomed Israeli tour companies Chanchai Suwannakitti, room division manager and Wikanda Sophaporn, sales leisure manager welcomed group of representatives of Israeli Tour Companies ABT Global - Amsalem Tours, Fly East / Nehora, Carmel Tours, Eshet Tours and Ophir Tours with leisure class stay and international BBQ seafood buffet dinner at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya with Dav Kalmann, representative of TAT Israeli meeting on Pattaya and families.

Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager (Center) welcomed Markland Blaiklock, deputy chief executive officer, Centara Hotels and Resorts (2nd right) and Austin Robinson (2nd left), corporate director of operations - East Coast Thailand on their visit for business inspection at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi commits to major renovation budget

Nadech Kugimiya visits Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Chaiwat Utaiwan (3rd left), chairman of Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Co., Ltd. is preparing a major Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel renovation budget after sales figures revealed soaring profits of over 74.30 percent or 140 million baht this year in addition to setting goals for entering into a promising decade with the goal of making sales achieve over one billion baht for the first time in 2020 at Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel.

Kanchana Ruangsiriwichayakul (2nd left), director of rooms of Centara Grand at CentralWorld welcomed Nadech Kugimiya (centre), famous Thai model, actor and superstar on his arrival to join a conference at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.


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16th Anniversary of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya celebrated an exceptional 16th-year presence in Pattaya city and mark this exciting milestone with a merit–making ceremony. Jorge Carlos Smith, general manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, presided over a merit-making ceremony to celebrate its 16th Anniversary. The management team, team members and guests of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya offered alms to 9 monks from Phothisampan Temple at hotel lobby.

PM presided over the official dinner of ASEAN IFR 2017 Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha (right photo, 2nd left) presided over the official dinner reception of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN International Fleet Review 2017 and the Royal Thai Navy Day held at Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel recently . The hotel’s General Manager Neoh Kean Boon (2nd right) welcomed Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha.


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Argentine Wine and dine on meat, salmon and Cheese Extravaganza at Mantra Restaurant and Bar

Mantra Restaurant and Bar at Amari Pattaya held the Argentine Wine Experience. A perfect match of two hours freeflowing imported Argentine wine and dine on meat, salmon, assorted pastries and cheese were served to guests at the price of 1,290 baht net per person.

Real California Milk Culinary Academy Competition 2017

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB),in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs, conducted season II of the Real California Milk Culinary Academy Competition. The competition promoted an array of California dairy products including cheese and milk. More than 40 culinary schools, colleges, universities throughout the country were invited to participate, a total of 12 teams advanced to the final round held at the Dusit thani College. The Suan Dusit International Culinary School was the declared the winner of the 2017 Real California Milk Culinary Academy Competition season II. This year’s winning team consisted of students Supara Kittiudom and Weerathep Artarekom and team advisor, Panjama Praphapantasak. Supara Kittiudom and Weerathep Artarekom are 4th year students in the faculty of Culinary Technology and Service. All three dishes they created each had their own unique concept using California dairy products. For instance, their appetizer featured a variety of California cheeses. This creation incorporated influences from an array of different cuisines including Thai, Japanese, Mexican, and American. Their ability to combine Monterey Jack cheese with red meat and fish on the same dish not only improved the flavor and aroma, but just as important enhanced the moisture and tenderness of the Surf and Turf ingredients. The Suan Dusit International Culinary team’s dessert skillfully combined a variety of California cheeses into hot and cold desserts. Their creations produced products with unique flavors that generated a mouth-watering aroma. Members of the Suan Dusit International Culinary team will travel to San Francisco, California and visit at the Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA), Greystone campus. The team will also take a short-course that will enhance their skills. The value of awards and prizes for the competition totaled 500,000 baht (more than $15,000).


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INGREDIENTS 250 g. Raw taro 50 g. Tako jung 30 g. Japanese rice 20 ml. Mizukan 1 pc. Egg 5 g. Bread crumb 20 ml. Teriyaki sauce 50 g. Japanese wakame 10 g. Mango sour 5 g. Pickled ginger 5 g. Wasabi 5 g. Sesame oil 30 g. Ebiko 60 g. Octopus

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COOKING METHOD F o r Ta ko B a l l Steam rice and steam taro separately until cooked. Divide the steamed taro in half. Mix together half of the taro and all of the rice. Make balls with the tako jung inside of the taro and rice mixture Coat with flour, egg, and bread crumb Deep fry the sushi balls until golden brown Top with mayonnaise and sliced toasted Japanese nori F o r ta r o s a l a d Grand Lobby Mix together sesame oil Mizukan and wasabi to make the dressing Combine the remaining steamed taro, octopus, pickled ginger, sour mango and wakame with the dressing Put in the bowl and garnish with Ebiko Set tako balls and the salad on the plate for service

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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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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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INDIAN BY NATURE

Unveil Their Newly Concepted 1936 Salon In pride of place at the newly concepted 1936 Salon at Indian By Nature hangs one of Amrita Shergill’s seminal works, completed in 1936 and entitled “Sumair” – a reproduction which hangs as the centerpiece to this elegant gastroenclave. Her work is considered so important to Indian culture that the Indian government has stipulated that the art must stay in the country and has declared her works as national art treasures. Amrita Shergill was one of the most impressive and gifted Indian artists belonging to the pre-colonial era. She was also the youngest as well as the only Asian artist to be elected as an Associate of the Grand Salon in Paris. She is famously quoted as saying, “I can only paint in India. Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse, Braque and others, India belongs only to me”. Av Kanajou, owner and executive chef, has taken inspiration from this great artist to create a reflective salon where she serves a special menu utilizing ingredients rarely found in Indian cuisine together with cooking styles from across India. The private Salon intimately has only two tables with seating of up to eight people for each. Mick and I attended the inaugural party, sat in the new salon and admired Amrita’s image. A selection of dishes from the special menu were circulating and bottles of Bridge Road Brewers’ craft beers were being cracked open. Many varieties including Chestnut Pilsnerm Hefe Weizen, Enigma Pilsner and lots more. A water melon salad (B.180) launched the proceedings. Cubes of sweet melon intermingled with mint, cucumber, a crumble of cottage cheese and dressed with an olive oil and lime juice dressing is the perfect palate cleanser to start your meal. Tandoori King Prawn Quinoa followed. Herbed Quinoa with cauliflower flowerets, capsicum, tamarind jus and topped with tandoori king prawns was a delight especially accompanied by a Hara pea soup (B.220). Delicately

Jack and Av Khanijou with Philip Coates, exec.director of Belgian-Luxembourg-Thai Chamber of Commerse

simmered green pea soup with mint and Cottage cheese pearls, served with baby masala naan. The extensive menu includes many Indian favourites such as aloo tikki chat served with yoghurt, mint and tamarind chutneys or an extremely tasty Jamavar lobster burjee (spiced scrambled egg with lobster morsels). Navrattan platter is a sharing dish for two containing a selection of seasonal appetizers. Biryani cataplana is also for two (B.550) consisting of a mélange of prawns, fish and scallops in scented basmati rice. The open faced Dosa/ crepe with juliennes of masala potatoes/Lamb, zucchini ribbons, raita and chilli tamarind jam, served with sambar is another big Indian favourite. There is so much on the main a la carte menu it is not possible to detail it all but the traditional thalis are a big attraction at Indian By Nature and by way of a gourmet introduction to

Christopher Coates and Karan Khanijou

the a la carte menu. Thali literally means “tray” and they come packed with a selection of non-vegetarian or vegetarian dishes. For example the “meaty” version contains, a chicken tikka, fried fish in gram flour batter, a lamb rogan josh (spicy lamb curry), a vegetable Zalfrezi,, tarkeywali dal, raita, naan bread and basmati rice, pickles, chutneys and dessert of the day. The vegetarian selection includes palak panner, paneer tikka, a vegetable Zalfrezi and samosas

plus breads, rice, pickles and dessert. They are both priced at B.750 and represent a personal Indian buffet of diverse dishes. To sum up, Indian By Nature presents gourmet Indian dining in an ambiance of refined elegance. The cuisine is progressive, contemporising on traditional ingredients but executed with the owner/chef’s unique savoir faire

resulting in inventive neo-Indian gastronomy. A must visit for all fans of Indian cuisine and also for those delving into this fascinating cuisine for the first time. Indian By Nature is located on Thappraya Road, towards Jomtien, Chateau Dale Complex. Open daily from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. Tel: (038) 364656.


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DRIFTERS BEACH CAFÉ Offers an ambiance so laid-back its almost Horizontal… If I ever get my dream commission to write a guide on the best beach bars in the world, then Drifters Beach Café on Na Jomtien Beach would be an indispensible addition. If you haven’t chilled out at this unpretentious beach hang out yet, then now is the time to head out to the golden sands of Na Jomtien, kick back, relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of beach life. It certainly ticks all our boxes: an ambiance so laid back it’s almost horizontal, a backdrop of tropical paradise proportions, craft beers to slake the thirst and beyond borders chow. On approach you’d be forgiven for thinking the bar-cum café had been pieced together with driftwood but that is exactly its rustic charm. It’s set on the water’s edge and seating is either on the tall bar stools overlooking

the beach (our preferred spot), at the batik clothed tables or on an iconic deckchair set directly on the beach for that toes-in-the-sand vibe. Famous for it’s jugs of Margaritas and their artisanal pizzas it reels in travellers from around the world, expats, locals and tourists. Owned by a charismatic expat from Darwin with his wife, Mon, who wields the baton over her kitchen, it operates at a steady pace with the wood-fired oven disgorging a succession of their top notch molten pizzas. Classic Aussie pies are naturally high up there on the menu and are all priced at B.185. Made with a short crust base and flaky top they are available with fillings of rich beef mince, steak and potato, steak and kidney, steak or chicken with mushroom, spinach and potato in a cream sauce or broccoli and pumpkin in a yummy cheese sauce. Additions of gravy, mushy peas and chips are always popular add-ons to boost the experience. Under the “Mains ‘n Stodge” listing hot dogs come topped with salsa or chilli, plus two tasty newbies, pulled pork and pastrami in long

rolls. The world’s three most requested pastas, carbonara, bolognese (B.165) and napolitana are the hot favourites here as are the sweet potato wedges, fried chicken mid-wings (B.95), the nachos with jalapeno peppers and cheese plus the extra large sausage roll (B.125). Tacos are full to bursting with your choice of filling while the beef stew piled high on toast with garlic bread (B.220) is a trencherman’s undertaking. Although only a small selection of Thai items they are all big on recommendations. Do try either the tom yam kung (spicy prawn soup) or the tom khaa ghai (spicy chicken soup) to appreciate the complexities of Thai flavouring. chicken massaman, Penang ghai and the tangy Thai salad all have their admirers. It all started with pizzas and they are undoubtedly still the best sellers. Over the years they have been perfected, honed and refined with the choice of toppings diverse and atypical. Choices from their 21-long list include the quintessential margherita (B.220) through prosciutto with mushrooms, seafood with crab, prawns and Mozzarella, but our favourite (until we tasted the smoked salmon) was vegetarian with tomatoes, olives, garlic, onion, rocket, bell peppers and

mushrooms but with extra salami. Hawaiian is another top seller but they are all much in demand from 11.00 am until well after the setting sun. Look out for the bacon and egg and the pizzalicious cross eyed crab (masses of blue crab chunks on creamy mozzarella. The demand for craft beers has soared recently and DBC has taken in this trend and is now stocking premium craft beers from the across the globe including America and Japan plus a whole range of stouts, porters and IPA’s. From the soft drinks we liked the ginger beer fizz plus of course there’s those famous cocktails, ciders, shooters, glasses and carafes of house wine plus carefully curated bottles. Also, the latest (and most potent) shot on offer is genuine Tennessee moonshine. It comes in ball mason jars the way it did way back. It’s distilled in the moonshine heartland and is a must try for you’all who want something unique. Drifter’s Beach Café is a true bonza place, no pretensions here, just great food, convivial company and a happy atmosphere. In truth, this is just about the most relaxed place in the world to nurse a beer and watch the kite surfers cruise by.

How to get there: Located on Na Jomtien Beach just past the Kilometer 154 marker and Wat Na Jomtien. Heading south from Jomtien on Sukhunvit Highway make a U-turn after the Shell station on your right. Soi 8 is marked for the Pinnacle Hotel. Follow the road to the bottom and turn right. 500 metres on the left hand side you will see Drifter’s Beach Café. NB: Some quoted prices may have risen by publication date. Tel: 087 743 2319 Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm. Visit www.driftersbeachapartments.com for more information.


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F&B Promotions Celebrate the festive season 2017 at Holiday Inn Pattaya Christmas Eve Party and Magic Night Enjoy your Christmas Eve with family and friends. Delight in a wide selection of international buffet dishes, including Christmas favorites and a wide selection of tempting traditional desserts. Sunday 24th December 2017 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Café G. Price at 1,690 baht net per person (food only). Beverage package price at 990 baht net per person. Kids 5 to 12 years old 745 baht net per person (food only). Kids below 5 years old EAT FREE Christmas Day Lunch with fun activities for kids Make Christmas Day an extra special family occasion at Café G. Enjoy our festive culinary fair that includes an international buffet, a seafood station and Christmas specialties and desserts. Monday 25th December 2017 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Café G. Price at 1,590 baht net per person (food only). Kids 5 to 12 years old 745 baht net per person (Food only). Kids below 5 years old EAT FREE Exclusive New Years Eve Celebration Packages Celebrate the New Year in style at your New York Glamour event. Enjoy a lavish New Year’s Eve dinner with an extensive international buffet featuring global favorites, fresh local seafood and meat BBQ, live cooking stations, homemade desserts and international cheese board. Indulge in an unlimited beer, wine, soft drink and sparkling package from 7 pm until 12:30 am. Entertainment will be provided by the Big Apple Band and DJ MasterD. Free entry is also included to the Havana after party from midnight, at Havana Bar. Price at 4,999 baht net per person including beverage package inclusive free flow Sparkling wine, beers, wines and soft drinks. Kids 5 to 12 years old 2,490 baht net and Kids below 5 years old EAT FREE. Early Bird offer 20 % discount. Full payment is required before 26th December 2017. Date: Sunday 31st December 2017 Time: 7 pm to 1 am Location: East Coast Kitchen, Level 6th, Executive Tower

Enjoy a Bountiful Christmas Brunch by the Beach

Celebrate a memorable Christmas and New Year

at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

at Hilton Pattaya

To celebrate the fantastic festive season, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G invites you to a spectacular Christmas Brunch by the Beach on Sunday, 24th December, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm at The Beach Club restaurant. Share the joy of Christmas at the happiest time of the year with your friends and family at the beach and poolside of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G and feast on our lavish menu of irresistible local cuisine and international favourites, created just for the occasion by our talented team of chefs. Experience the unique flavours of our handmade selection of superb specialties served direct to your table, together with your choice of succulent meat from our carving station as well as an enticing array of fresh “fisherman’s catch” seafood and a world-class assortment of premium cheeses. To complement this exclusive once a year event we’ve got a host of fun-filled activities to make your Christmas the most memorable one ever, including limbo rock and sand castle competitions, musical chairs, face painting and a Funky Kids dance floor for the little ones as well as traditional carol singers and even a surprise visit from old Santa Claus himself! So book now and enjoy a Christmas packed with fun, laughter and the most fabulous food in Pattaya at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G’s Christmas Brunch by the Beach. Christmas Brunch by the Beach is priced at 2,000 baht++ per adult and 1,000 baht++ per child (aged 4 to 12 years of age).

Christmas Eve and Day Celebrations Celebrate Christmas at Edge with a variety of Mediterranean and Continental cuisine featuring Christmas delights including carved traditional meat, poultry, fresh seafood, live BBQ and more. Priced at 2,750 baht nett per guest (half price for children 6 to 12 years and free for children 0 to 5 years). Beverage package is available at 2,550 baht nett per adult including free flow beer, wine, pouring spirits and sparkling wine.The buffet is available for dinner on December 24 and 25, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm and for lunch on December 25, 2017 from 12:30 noon to 3:30 pm at Edge on level 14. Horizon offers an exclusive Christmas celebration with three-course set menu along with a magical view of Pattaya bay. Price is at 3,650 baht nett per guest. Available at Horizon rooftop restaurant and bar on level 34 on December 24 and 25, 2017 from 6 pm to 11pm. (Dress code applies.)

For reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or e-mail h7540-re@accor.com.

Santa Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya

The Night of Celebration at Havana Bar Enjoy New Year’s Eve with a Havana Night Latin Dance party. Havana Bar offers a premium beverage package to welcome the New Year in with style. Also included will be the best Mojito station in town, all served free-flow from 8:30 pm until 12 am at only 2,499 baht net/ person. Enjoy tunes from DJ Henry Knowles and our Latino dance group will perform live shows throughout the evening. Substantial canapé’s will be served from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm including Picadillo Empanadas, Lobster Brioche Rolls and many more favorite from 8 pm until 2 am. Early Bird offer 20% discount. Full payment is required before 26th December 2017. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

“Santa Rock” at Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya on Christmas Eve 24 December, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm and on Christmas Day 25 December, 2017 from noon to 3 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm All you can eat Christmas Carvery at the Cafe, traditional roast turkey, glazed ham, beef wellington, braised red cabbage, roast potato, brussel sprouts, roast pumpkin and all the trimmings. For dessert our homemade Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and fruit cake. Entertainment and activities: Santa Claus. Santarina. Christmas Carol Singers. Live band. 899 baht net per adult. 499 baht net child (12 to 18 years old). Kids under 12 eat free. For reservations, call 038-426635 or e-mail: hrcpr.pty@hardrockhotels.net

at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya New Year’s Eve Buffet - Sunday December 31, 6: 30 pm until 11 pm Venue: Big Fish Restaurant 6th floor Make Your New Year's Eve this year a burst of Flavors with all the variety from Big Fish restaurant. Meet Roasted sweet potato & shallots with pepper smoked mackerel Couscous with barbequed squid, scallops and spring onion tossed in sherry vinaigrette Bonito & artichoke nicoise with your main being Seafood on Ice and Roasted marinated beef and Lamb leg with wine sauce or suckling pig BBQ with green chili sauce, chili black sour sauce and condiments. Make the best out of your New Year Eve. Price 2,200 baht net per person 1,100 baht net (for children) New Year’s Eve Menu Buffet - Sunday, December 31 6:30 pm until 11 pm Venue: Sky Restaurant 24th floor Spend your time meeting our Seafood on Ice find yourself Lobster, rock lobster, mussel, Alaska crab, Prawns, blue crab, langoustine and fresh oyster or enjoy the Live Sushi Station where you will see the chef perform on Sushi Menu. Choose your main menu of Pan-fried sea bass with porcini spinach risotto, Duck confit on white beans with port wine gravy, Beef medallion with mushroom sauce and many more. Price 3,500 baht net per person (with one glass of sparkling wine) 1,500 baht net for children Countdown above Pattaya @ Sky Bar - Sunday, December 31, 7 pm until 1 am After fantastic dinner of New Year’s Eve, we offer you to join our Count Down Party at Sky Bar especially for those who order New Year's Buffet with us and in-house Guest can gain access for free to our Countdown Party. Never Count alone! Hold onto your love one's hand and enter the new chapter of 2018 together. Entrance Fee for outsider is 1,000 baht net per person with Complimentary Drink. . For reservation and more information contact: fbsec@siamatpattaya.com or Tel. 038-930600

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

New Year’s Eve and Day Celebrations Take advantage of the spectacular scenery and Pattaya Bay views, with the opportunity to bring in the New Year at this prestigious venue, Drift on level 16. A la carte comfort foods and casual dining are available for a lighter dining option. Seat is available at 3,750 baht nett per guest including full beverage package of free flow wine, beer and pouring spirits from 8 pm until late. Limited numbers of private islands are available, so book early to secure your view. Edge introduces ‘Edge into Twenty Eighteen’ buffet with a variety of international cuisine for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Price is at 4,900 baht nett per guest for indoor seats and 5,400 baht nett per guest for outdoor seats with a panoramic view of Pattaya Bay. Beverage package is available at 3,550 baht nett per adult including free flow wine, beer, pouring spirits and sparkling wine.The buffet is available on December 31, 2017 from 6 pm to 1 am at Edge on level 14. Exprience the next level of celebration at Horizon with 270 degree view of Pattaya bay and city. Savour a variety of premium selections cooked live, along with entertainment by DJ. Price is at 11,500 baht nett per guest. Available on December 31, 2017 from 7 pm to 1 am. Beverage package is available from 8:30 onwards and priced at 4,950 baht nett per adult. Smart casual attire is required. Dining in Flare this New Year’s Eve is the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2018.This romantic and intimate dining option features a sumptuous five-course set dinner which has been specially prepared. Price is at 3,250 baht nett per guest (half price for children 6 to 12 years and free for children 0 to 5 years). Available at Flare on level 15 from 7 pm to11:30 pm Edge offers a New Year brunch with healthy and vitality foods, power smoothies and cocktails that allow you to refresh your body and mind and be ready to start the New Year 2018.The buffet is priced at 1,500 baht nett per guest (half price for 6 to 12 years and free for children 0 to 5 years). Wine buffet is also available at 1,450 baht nett per adult. Enjoy the brunch with your family and friends on January 1, 2018 from 12:30 noon to 3:30 pm at Edge on level 14. Advance reservation is required. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000, email Bkkhp_Pattaya_Festive@hilton.com or visit pattaya. hilton.com

The evening dinner buffet at Ginger & Lime has just become even bigger and better with Chef Pinyo adding an array of new dishes to this enormous spread of Thai, Japanese and Asian specials. Served seven evenings a week in the serene gardens of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with indoor and outdoor seating available, the new buffet is priced at only 888 baht ++. The teppanyaki station has been enlarged to include shrimp, rock lobster, mussels, lamb, chicken and pork, with a delicious choice of savoury and tangy dips. Chefs at the wok fry station are ready with a whole range of fresh ingredients to whisk up whatever you wish, while over at the noodle station the chefs have stewed duck, deep-fried pork belly and BBQ pork amongst their attractions. The salad station offers a grand choice of garden-fresh produce, and if you are in the mood for a homemade pizza, head for the deep-fry station. Desserts? The selection is huge, and new on the buffet is crepe Suzette, and deep-fried banana Thai-style.

The Bay Grill & Buffet

Ginger & Lime Restaurant opens daily from 6 pm to 11 pm. Call now for reservations at 038 714 981.

For reservations, call 03842 5611-7 Ext. 2149,2150 or email dtpa@ dusit.com www.dusit.com/dtpa

at The Bay International Skewers Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel invites you to experience our delicious “The Bay Grill & Buffet” every Saturday from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. at The Bay International Skewers Restaurant. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring Seafood Barbeque delicacies and various International cuisine with live cooking stations and grilling offering appetizers and soup to main courses including a great selection of dessert. The Bay Grill and Buffet available every Saturday from 6.30 to 10 pm. Buffet dinner : 1,200 baht ++ per person Free flow of beverages : 599 baht ++ per person

Unlimited Dim Sum for Dinner at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Amari Pattaya Mantra Restaurant & Bar invites patrons to enjoy unlimited serving dim sum every Sunday for dinner, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The menu includes ha gow, sea bass with spicy lime sauce, barbecue pork bun, deep-fried duck spring roll, deep-fried wonton, shumai, blue crab and pork dumplings, drunken chicken, pork rib garlic and tod mon kung. Prices start at 699 baht net. For more information and reservations, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 03842 9591, email: mantra.pattaya@amari.com or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com or the restaurant’s Facebook page at mantra.pattaya.

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


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New MG ZS Smart Car debut for limitless lifestyles navigation system so you can easily find and ask for best direction to a tourist site, hotel or restaurant – complete with real-time traffic information. The i-SMART is powered with artificial intelligence (AI) that enable it learn your driving habits which complements its usability as an Internet of Things (IoT) system.The system also serve the driver by conveying important information such as fuel level, battery condition, engine sand brake status via its smart phone app. In the event of suspected theft, the system can immediately notify the driver for enhanced peace of mind. Exterior of the New MG ZS is another iteration of MG’s Brit Dynamic design language delivering a more modern and sportier look to entice the new generation who appreciate the agility and Britishness of MG cars. Taking a new direction is the new brand frontal design whose luxurious grille start off dynamic lines that flow over the bonnet and around the front wheel arches all the way to the rear. The side profile is highlighted by sculpted line that begins at the head light and ends at the rear wheel arch.The Sensual Design shape of the rear end, including the unique LED tube rear lights. Acting as firm foundation, the bi-colour 17-inch alloy wheels are unique to the New ZS alloy wheels and for added driving pleasure a panoramic sunroof is available. The New ZS interior exudes true European flair with premium two-tone upholstery, door panels and elegant soft-touch dashboard and console. Attention-grabbing sporty jet turbine-styled air vents flank the left and right side of the dashboard while the driver is greeted with high visibility illuminated smart multi-function display. Great versatility comes courtesy of 60:40 split rear seats which can also adjusted by 10 cm to allow for more cargo room lengthwise. The i-SMART connectivity, which centres on the eight-inch touch screen multi-display on the dashboard help, makes the New MG ZS the best equipped vehicle in its class. Further enhancing driver’s experience is the available cruise control, multi-function sport steering wheel which offers entertainment and telephone controls, digital climate control, smart start button. Bluetooth connectivity promptly with USB port, 12-volt outlet The New MG ZS is powered by a powerful and efficient four-cylinder 1.5-litre DOHC VTi-TECH engine producing 114hp at 6,000 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Responsive four-speed automatic transmission with manual mode takes care of all driving needs. MG gives safety priority across all model range and the New MG ZS is no exception. First and foremost the Full Space Frame body structure engineered to protect all occupants and fortified by 9 Synchronized Protection System. This comprehensive safety package comprise(1) Antilock Brake System(ABS), (2) Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), (3) Electronic Brake Assist, (4) Stability Control System (SCS), (5) Curve Brake Control (CBC), (6) Traction Control System (TCS), (7) Hill Start Assist System (HSA), (8) Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) and (9) Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). Comprehensive passive safety consist of six-point Airbags (Dual Front Airbags, Dual Side Airbags and Dual Air Curtain Dual Front Airbags) and assisting the driver with reverse camera and sensors. The New MG ZS is available in five standard colours: Scarlet Red, Marina Blue, Silver Metallic, Arctic White and Black Knight. All New MGZSprovide the package of i-SMART for five-year without any cost as well come with protected under Passion Service with four-year/ 120,000 km warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance and access to MG Call Centre. For extra convenience all scheduled maintenance services can be arranged at no extra charge for outside service using our MG Mobile Services. Contact the NewMG ZS smart SUV at any authorized MG dealers nationwide or visit http://www.mgcars.com.

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Vol. 05 No. 23 | Dec 1-15, 2017

by Dr Natnicha Loichuen

Does your skin feel like ‘Chicken Skin’? These small, hard, and spiky bumps are medically called ‘Keratosis Pilaris (KP)’. It is completely harmless and not contagious. Despite the fact that one in three people in the United Kingdom is affected by this abnormal skin condition according to National Health Service (NHS), the understanding of this common disorder is quite limited.

What is it really? Keratosis Pilaris is caused by the overproduction of keratin, one of the important building block protein that protects skin from infections, plugging up hair follicles. However, what triggering the excessive formation remains unknown. To some extent, it often appears in light-colored in certain areas like on the back of upper arms, the front of thighs, and buttocks- rarely on the face. Sometimes, these goosebump pimples can become red or swelling because of the inflammation. This can occur to everyone in different variations regardless of age, sex, or race but it is frequently prone to children, females, or people of Celtic origin. The symptom is particularly prominent during teenager years. Keratosis Pilaris affects approximately 50 to 80 percent of adolescents whereas around 40 percent of adults have it. Moreover, it is likely that KP is associated with people with dry skin conditions including eczema, atopic dermatitis, and ichthyosis vulgaris due to filaggrin gene mutations. This inevitably results in higher tendencies for the child to inherit from the parents. It is said that if one parent has the condition, there is 50 percent chance that the child will be inborn. Worldwide, nearly 30 to 50 percent of KP’s carriers have a positive family history. Is there a solution? Even if it is medically harmless but it is cosmetically bothering, especially to many ladies who see it as unattractive and are uncomfortable to wear strapless shirt. For the genetic reason, the state of Keratosis Pilaris has no permanent cures. Nevertheless, there are several remedies suggested by the practitioners to improve the rash; • First and foremost, it is obvious that you have to keep the skin moist by selecting the fragrance-free products containing salicylic acid, lactic acid or urea and soap-free cleansers as soap may exacerbate the dryness. • Avoid scratching your skin roughly and using hot water for showering will help reduce the effect with no extra cost. • With a bit more investment, you may consider adding a humidifier in your home to moist the air. • More or less, gently rub the skin with exfoliating sponge or pumice stone is another effortless alternative to lessen the effect. • Last but not least, the dietary can play a part to minimize dehydration of skin. It is advised to stay away from dairy products and consume foods rich in omega-3s such as walnuts, flaxseeds, salmon, tuna, sardines, soybeans, and Leafy greens. To see the end result quicker, you may want to take holistic actions by consulting practitioners; • For the best outcome, they may prescribe retinoid cream, the same treatment used for acne, which is the vitamin A derivative that increase cell turnover and flatten out the sandpaper skin faster. • Next, chemical peels will lift dead skin or clogged follicles. • Later, combining microdermabrasion will perform as a cosmetic exfoliation treatment. • Finally, it is recommended to apply Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which will temporarily diminish the redness. Feel your moisturizing and smooth skin by visiting NICHA CLINIC Beauty & Beyond on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach) for FREE consultation. For more information, available promotions, and to book at your convenience, please call Tel: 038 411 190, 063 297 372 or contact online through www.nichaclinic. com or nichabeautyandbeyond@gmail.com.

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya The Snowman

Star War: The Last Jedi [3D]

Release Date December 7, 2017 Lead Actors Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg Director Tomas Alfredson Genre Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Release Date December 14, 2017 Lead Actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamilla Director Rian Johnson Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.

Did you ever really want to know the secrets to getting in shape and trim that body in record time? Well here are some tips and guidelines straight from our top fitness and personal trainer at 313 training studio, for the ultimate moves and motivation tricks to kick a fitness routine into high gear. Put a few of these tips into action each week and you're guaranteed to see faster results! 1. Tone Up on the Treadmill Use your time wisely at the gym with a combined cardio/ sculpt session. Whilst on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound dumbbell in each hand, and set the speed to a brisk walk. Do interval one-minute sets of shoulder presses, biceps curls, triceps extensions, side laterals, front laterals and standing triceps kickbacks one after another as you walk. 2. Power Up Your Runs Adding squats to the end of every run will strengthen your quads, hamstrings and glutes, improving your speed and endurance. Lean against a wall with your feet shoulder-width apart, then squat until your knees are bent to 45 degrees. Repeat for a 2 to 4 second ratio. 2 seconds up 4 seconds. 3 sets x 15 reps. 3. Chart Your Progress URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1 Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079 www.313trainingstudio.com

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Maintain your motivation using a fitness report card. Record these subjects: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility and Attitude. Set goals. When you see how much you improve, you will want to stay in great shape. 4. Try This All-in-One Toner A side-step squat with wood chop works your arms, torso, abs, back, legs, inner thighs and butt. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a medicine ball in your hands. Bend your arms up so that the ball is at eye level over your right shoulder. As you bring the ball toward your left knee, step out with your left leg and bend it no further than 90 degrees, keeping your right leg straight. Return to the starting position. Do 10 to 15 reps and repeat on the other leg. 5. Work Out During Your Workday Sit on a stability ball to strengthen your core, and keep dumbbells or exercise tubing at your desk. Squeeze in 12 to 15 reps of exercises like dumbbell curls, overhead presses and ab crunches; aim for two or three sets of each. This gives you more free time to fit in fun workouts. by Rory Coughlan


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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 AMG Dynamic

The Cool Compact Four-Door Coupé Benz Not the “BabyBenz” nor C-Class, E-Class or S-Class. This is the CLA. Bold, expressive styling, fully loaded and drives like a sport coupé. There's never been a “Benz” like this before. Compactby John K. Lindgren sized luxury fourdoor sedan par excellence. A few years ago the new “CLA” Class was launched. A compact coupé sedan. Don't call it a “Baby-Benz” that was the old E-190. The CLA is the kid brother of the more expensive bigger CLS at four million baht. Pattaya Today Life & Leisure tests MercedesBenz CLA 250 AMG Dynamic. Built in Thailand. Price 2,44 million baht. Premium German car brands use alphanumeric designations Audi has A4, A5, A6, Q2 and R8. BMW comes in series: 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 Series and X for the SUV's and M for the high performance Motorsport models. Mercedes-Benz uses “CLASS” i.e. C-Class, E-Class, S-Class and GL for the crossovers. There also a G-Class. “G” (short for Geländewagen, "cross country vehicle"). Comrade Vladimir Putin, the Russian president has one in his fleet, black extra long and armored version of the MercedesBenz G 55. In Thailand the G 350 d Sport is available at cool 8,490 million baht. Design Aerodynamic, swooping, sporty styling yet oozing with unmistakeable Mercedes-Benz DNA. Completely new architecture. The Americans love the new CLA body design. “It's awesome Dude!”, they say. It looks like a coupé (kuo-pee) high shoulder line, low roof line and flowing surfaces. No also the frameless windows that give the car the character of a coupé. The hawked eyed nose boasts a single-louvre diamond grille with pins in chrome and

a big three pointed star in the center plus integrated LED high performance daytime running lights. The rear more AMG body styling with big dual chrome exhaust pipes and floating LED taillights. The CLA rides on large 18 inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Interior Dashboard in logical userfriendly layout and high-quality materials with aluminum accents. The highlight is the the retro aviation inspired air vents and the 8-inch media display an iPad looking screen providing information and entertainment. A thick Nappa leather bolstered steering wheel bring the CLA additional sporty character. The cabin comes with high quality leather electric sport seats for passenger as well as driver. Rear seats might be a tad tight for 180 cm tall persons. OK. Just open the large panoramic sliding glass sunroof/

moonroof. Voila more space - more light. Engine CLA 250 is powered by a state-ofthe-art 2.0-liter turbocharged fourcylinder petrol engine, good for 211 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Three driving modes: Eco, Comfort and Sport. FWD Front Wheel Drive. Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and blisteringly fast paddle shifters on the steering column. Fuel consumption approximately 14 km/l. Comfort mode and the ECO Start/Stop system also saves fuel and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. The Drive Start engine. Choose the gear. “D” for drive and “S' for sport mode. But where’s the gear lever? On the center console? No! It's a steering wheel mounted gear selector. MercedesBenz innovation. Everything at your

fingertips. So easy. Plus more space on the center column. The 7-speed motor offer loads of torque and kick-down oomph with an intoxicating sonorous engine note. This is a great machine punchy enough to reach expressway, motorway speeds in short order. The sprint from standstill to 100 km/h per hour takes only 6.5 seconds. Power comes on in a smooth, linear fashion as the throttle pedal heads toward the floor. The paddle shifters makes this entry level Mercedes-Benz a blast to drive and front wheel drive provides instant traction. I like front wheel drive cars. This CLA is driver's car perfect for city and highway driving in Thailand. Case in point. Three passengers and “Cookie” the cat in a cage were riding in comfort during our test drive from Bangkok to Nakhon Sawan. AMG Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach is the tuning arm of Mercedes-Benz. The company was founded in 1967 by

ex Mercedes-Benz engineer HansWerner Aufrecht and his business partner Erhard Melcher in the small German town named Grossaspach. The AMG acronym originates from the two partners’ family names and the town where it all began. Verdict Although its size is compact, diminutive, the CLA has tons of street credibility. AMG styling and performance. Make no mistake this is Mercedes-Benz German engineered automotive luxury. “Oh, Lord Won't You Gimme a Mercedes-Benz...” Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG Dynamic Price: 2,44 million baht Engine: 4-cylinder in-line 2.0-liter turbo petrol Power: 211 hp Torque: 250 Nm Transmission: 7-speed automatic Average fuel consumption: 14 km/l combined Top Speed: 230 km/h www.mercedes-benz.co.th


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Quality defines successful Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show Thousands of visitors to the 2017 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show kept exhibitors busy with sales during the four-day show. Pattaya turned on the style for the 6th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show with four days of excellent weather welcoming 4,554 visitors to the Gulf of Thailand's premier marine event at Ocean Marina Yacht Club which saw a extensive in-water display of global yacht brands as well as a diverse range of onshore exhibitors. “This year’s show has been a great success. Not only has the lineup of exhibitors and displays been excellent, but the number of visitors and the quality of visitors has been very good too,” said Scott Finsten, harbour master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club, organizers of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show. The Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show continues to promote Thailand's marine industry and showcase the Gulf of Thailand's onshore facilities and offshore cruising grounds. Speaking of its central role in the region, Ewa Stachurska, Simpson Marine’s group marketing manager noted how important it was to hold an annual boat show in Pattaya, and how its growth will help to develop and increase brand awareness in the area. Berne Lamprecht, managing director of on-land exhibitor ASAP Marine, commented “The layout of the show was very good and the outdoor set-up was very professional,” while Kazuki Otsuka, managing director of Hull Marine,

was pleased with the way the products on display were segmented and partitioned. As a sales platform for Thailand's marine and lifestyle industries, the show continues to deliver good results. “Exhibitors have reported sales and the generation of many serious leads with many serious buyers. Visitors were engaged and interested in the boats, marine products and accessories, as well as the wide range of lifestyle products and services on display,” added Finsten. “We are committed to supporting Thailand's East Coast

and Thailand's marine industry, and it's encouraging to see the show developing each year. The 6th edition will drive marine business in the Gulf of Thailand and help to grow the industry further. We are already planning for 2018 and aim to to make the 7th edition of the show the best yet,” noted Napong Paripontpochanapisuti, acting assistant managing director, Residential Business, Ocean Property Co. Ltd., organisers of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show.. Turning heads at the show

were JetSurf Thailand who were showcasing their new jet-powered surfboard and were one of multiple in-water activities which drew crowds daily. Pop-up restaurants dotted the marina front and provided visitors with al fresco dining options while kids activities and games ensured visitors of all ages were catered too. The Networking Cocktail Party was attended by more than 300 of the industry's movers-and-shakers, and a charity auction of stunning Continued on page 3/23


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Special Feature Quality defines successful Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show Continued from page 1/21 Gulf of Thailand framed photos raised 40,000 baht for Disabled Sailing Thailand, a non-profit organisation based in Pattaya who are building boats designed for disabled sailors. Organisers have confirmed the dates for the 7th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show: November 29 to December 2, 2018 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. For more information: website: www.oceanmarinapattaya boatshow.com facebook: www.facebook.com/ oceanmarinapattayaboatshow

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Legal Advice L E G A L A DV I C E

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CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS IN THAILAND What is Class Action? Class action is a case procedure that allows a large number of people or a group of plaintiffs with the same rights deriving from the same facts and legal principle to present a complaint to the Court. The Court, therefore, passes a judgment showing the rights of the plaintiff and the members of the class. What is the difference between Class Action and Ordinary Action? In Ordinary Action, the interested person must join as the party in a case or interplead to be a party in the case after the Plaintiff has filed the lawsuit. The interested person must appear in the court procedure themselves or authorize a representative to appear in the court procedure, which then has corresponding expenses and complications. On the other hand, Class action only needs the representative of the class of persons to be the Plaintiff on behalf of a large number of injured parties. Consequently, it is more convenient than the ordinary action. All the class members shall be bonded with the court judgment. In case a member does not want to be bonded with the judgment, he/she can show the intention to opt-out of the class action within the prescribed period. The prescribed or limitation period ends when the court allows for class action, or when the parties agreed to make a compromise agreement or has agreed to go for arbitration. What happens after a person opted-out of the class? A person who opted-out of the class has the right to file a separate lawsuit and pursue individual claims. Moreover, he/she cannot file a motion to intervene or join as a plaintiff in the class action. What kinds of lawsuits are eligible for class action? According to the Thailand Civil Procedure Code, where there are numerous members of a class, the plaintiff, who is a member of the class may request for

a class action on the following cases: 1. Tort cases; 2. Breach of contract cases; and 3. Cases claiming various legal rights such as the law concerning the environment, the protection of consumers, labour, stocks and stock markets, trade competition. The court may allow a case to proceed as a Class Action in the following conditions: 1. The nature of the claim and of relief applied for, as well as the allegation on which the plaintiff’s claim is based and of the class of persons with the same characteristics as the plaintiff; 2. The plaintiff has demonstrated the same unique characteristics of the class of persons which are sufficiently clear for the class to be acknowledged, such as all members bought stocks in the same period of time, etc.; 3. The class is so numerous that to conduct a case as an ordinary case shall be complicated and impractical. Since the minimum amount of the members of the class is not specified in the law, the court shall consider about the convenience and complication if the members go on ordinary action; 4. To conduct the case as a class action is more just and efficient than as an ordinary case; 5. T h e p l a i n t i f f h a s demonstrated that the plaintiff is a member of a class with the characteristics, interests, including the acquisition of the right to be a member of the class as prescribed by the President of the Supreme Court, if any; and the plaintiff, including the counsel that the plaintiff proposes to be the counsel for the class is able to conduct a the case in such a way as to justly and sufficiently protect the right of the class of persons. 6. The lawyer must have enough capability to protect the rights of all the members of the class and must honestly perform as lawyer.

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Business News Art in the Glass

Sammy Carolus announced as General Manager of new Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit Sammy Carolus has been appointed as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, opening in 2018. Scheduled to open in the 3rd quarter of 2018, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit will be the very first Hyatt Regency hotel in Bangkok, joining sister establishments Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Park Hyatt Bangkok and Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit. Created by the Bangkok-based architectural firm OBA, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit will be a modern Thai house designed to foster connections - a place where guests can share, socialize and collaborate. The 273-room hotel will feature 21 suites including a Presidential Suite, Sky Garden which is a multi-purpose restaurant designed by Japanese-based Super Potato, Thai all-day restaurant, lobby lounge bar, Regency Club Lounge, swimming pool, fitness centre and over 1,300 square metres of meeting space, including a ballroom. Centrally situated on Sukhumvit Road with direct sky-

bridge access to Nana BTS Skytrain station, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit will provide energising experiences for guests visiting the vibrant Thai capital, whether for business or leisure. Sammy has been part of the Hyatt family for over 25 years, commencing his career in 1992 as a sales associate at Bali Hyatt. He progressed through various sales and marketing positions at Bali Hyatt, Grand Hyatt Bali, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and The Barai and Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. In 2010, he returned to Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and The Barai as General Manager and in 2016, was selected as General Manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei. In 2015, Sammy received the coveted Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, which honours associates at topperforming Hyatt hotels who have consistently demonstrated their ability as leaders and mentors and are viewed as exemplary role models of Hyatt values. “With his in-depth experience of the Thailand market and with his passion for hospitality, Sammy is

the ideal choice to manage the first Hyatt Regency branded Hotel in Bangkok,” says Willi Martin, area vice president of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Southeast Asia. “After an extremely rewarding professional experience at Grand Hyatt Taipei, I am excited to be returning to the Land of Smiles,” says Sammy. “I am very grateful for the opportunity of opening the beautiful hotel which promises to be the jewel in the Hyatt Regency crown and I look forward to bringing care into everything we do so that all our associates and guests can be their best.”

Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort and Spa opens the exclusive terrarium class ‘Art in the Glass’ for aspiring mini-garden lovers to discover a new perspective on gardening as well as thanking the continual supports from corporates, tour agencies and media in 2017. The workshop was also aimed to discover a way to create a terrarium; a trendy decorative piece of art for home and office. This SPG Pro themed event, under the name ‘Art in the Glass’, also connected the corporates, tour agencies and media to collaborate and familiarize amongst themselves while experiencing a creation of mini-eco system in a closed glass bottle by terrarium specialists from T.Forests.

During the class, all guests also enjoyed special games and giveaways from Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort and Spa and at the end of the class, all were given with their own creation. As a wrapup of the event, all guests joined together for a hotel tour before having exclusive lunch at Favola Italian restaurant.

ONYX Hospitality Group expands its OZO presence Ascott Thailand announces completion of with a new hotel in Phuket’s Kata Beach Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok’s makeover

ONYX Hospitality Group continues its portfolio expansion with the introduction of OZO Phuket in Thailand. Currently under development and scheduled to open in mid 2019, the hotel will offer 255 guest rooms and features which deliver the midscale OZO brand’s hallmarks of sleep, connectivity and exploration. Located a short walk from the Kata beachfront on the western coast of Phuket, OZO Phuket will offer guest rooms specifically designed for enhanced sleep, smart connectivity of personal devices in rooms and public areas, and curated destination tips by team members presented through interactive digital

panels. The hotel will also feature OZO’s signature EAT all-day dining restaurant best known for energising breakfasts, the EAT2Go grab-andgo deli, TONE fitness centre and TALK meeting room. A unique highlight of OZO Phuket is its two separate pools - an activity pool designed for kids adjacent to a freeform main pool. Douglas Martell, president and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, said: “Capping off an eventful year of hotel openings and new deal agreements across several Asian countries, we are proud to announce this new development in a prime destination within our home base of Thailand. This new hotel will

complement our flagship Amari Phuket, which has been relaunched following extensive renovations and the introduction of an all-suites Ocean Wing. We look forward to offering travellers more options with our two distinct brands present on the island.” OZO is a smart, simple and savvy midscale hotel brand offering an enhanced sleep experience and seamless connectivity for travellers who are keen to embark on a deeper exploration of the destination. Since the opening of the first OZO in Hong Kong in 2013, the brand has generated consistently positive feedback and continues to exceed midscale accommodation expectations. OZO is currently available in Hong Kong, Koh Samui, Colombo and Kandy, with new hotels being developed in Hoi An, Pattaya, Phuket, Johor, Penang and Xiamen. 2017 has been a significant year of expansion for ONYX Hospitality Group, with its flagship Amari brand being launched in new locations including Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China. Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), announced the completion of Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok’s renovation bringing new stylish vibrant looks with lively touch. The apart’ hotel’s newly completed renovation includes all 127 guestrooms, the lobby and guest corridors. The renovated guestrooms received “Modern Thai” design feature a signature piece of local artwork, wall décor, brand new furniture, paint and new lighting which creates a fresh and energetic feel. The lobby received a new floor and sleek modern furniture with contemporary accents featured an iconic “Tuk-Tuk” transformed into a business corner with an up-to-date iMac and comfortable seating. The guest corridors received new carpet, lighting and large wallpaper with photography featuring Bangkok’s landmarks. The hotel is just a five-minute drive to Nana skytrain station and

is within a walking distance to the renowned nightlife and shopping districts along the Sukhumvit road. “The renovation aimed at refreshing Citadines properties to enhance our guest’s experience. We are confident our guests will enjoy the updated look and feel the vibrant living of Citadines from the moment they’ve arrived.” said Brian Tan, country general manager, Ascott Thailand. Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok offers a choice of cleverly designed apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom layouts that come fitted with modern bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchenette as well as a workstation for when work beckons. In addition, the apart’hotel offers fitness corner, swimming pool, self-service launderette, business corner and a tuk-tuk shuttle to the Nana BTS skytrain station. For more information and reservations, visit www.citadines. com or call 02204 4400 or 1800 888 272 (Thailand toll-free).


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Business News WHA Group signs MoU with Pluak ONYX Hospitality Group continues Asian expansion with a new Amari hotel Daeng Sub-District for wastewater in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo management and treatment ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, will launch a brand-new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo. Developed in collaboration with Winil Holdings, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based Winil Gems Group, Amari Colombo will be strategically located in the Kollupitiya commercial district of the capital, within close proximity to the official residence of the Prime Minister, the US Embassy and the Kollupitiya bus and train stations. Other nearby attractions include the National Museum of Colombo, Gangaramaya Temple and Park, a wide range of shops and restaurants, and Kollupitiya Market, one of the city’s most vibrant trading hubs. Upon completion in mid-2019, the 24-storey property will offer 180 rooms and suites along with signature Amari features including the street food market style Ahara Gourmet Gallery, Breeze Spa and Voyager Lounge. Other highlights include a rooftop pool, bar and recreation centre and an elevated Thai specialty restaurant, all offering unparalleled views of the ocean and the city skyline. The hotel will also offer dedicated executive floors with access to an executive lounge. Located on 254 Galle Road at the junction where the Colombo Plan Road (formerly known as Marine Drive) meets Galle Road, Amari Colombo is also perfectly situated for direct access to the planned underground highway linking this vibrant Colombo 3 district to the businesses and attractions of the downtown Fort area.

“Since launching our first hotel in Sri Lanka with the opening of OZO Colombo in 2014, ONYX Hospitality Group has remained committed to this market and has built up a network of three hotels in three unique destinations,” said Douglas Martell, president and chief executive officer, ONYX Hospitality Group. “We are proud to be in partnership with Winil Holdings and its Chairman WalgampalaWinil to bring our iconic Amari brand to life at this exceptional location in the Sri Lankan capital.” Walgampala Winil, internationally renowned gems businessman, chairman of Winil Gems and Winil Holdings, added, “Having personally experienced Amari hotels in Thailand and witnessed the expansion of the ONYX Hospitality Group portfolio across Asia and Sri Lanka, I am excited to be working closely with the ONYX team and drawing on their hospitality management expertise as we launch our first hotel in this unmatched location. I look forward to the coming years of successful partnership.” Originally from Thailand and

expanding rapidly across Asia, Amari is a flagship brand of ONYX Hospitality Group with a rich and long standing heritage of over 52 years. Amari celebrates the colours and rhythms of modern Asia, with each hotel in its portfolio highlighting the textures and flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service. 2017 has been a significant year of expansion for Amari, with the brand being launched in new locations including Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China. Amari Colombo will be the second Amari-branded hotel in Sri Lanka, and will complement the recently launched Amari Galle, located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka near the historic Galle Fort. Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin appoints New General Manager Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin has announced the appointment of Richard Mehr as general manager. Swiss born raised in a family of hoteliers, Richard Mehr perpetuated the family tradition in South East Asia. He is no stranger to Hua Hinas he opened and managed two properties between the years 2006 to 2013, Putahracsa Resort and Banyan Resort & Golf. He was also the President of the Hua Hin & Cha-Am Skal Club from 2010 to 2013 and the Bailli of the Andaman Wine Club. Previous to his appointment, he was the General Manager of the high-end renowned luxurious property, Samujana- Koh Samui. Mehr brings along 28 years’ experience in managing hotels and resorts, golf resorts, wellness and high-end luxury properties, including four years as Director of sales for a multi-million US

company based in Asia and in Europe and was Group Director of Operations for the well-known chain of exclusive properties, Fusion Resorts and Suites in Vietnam. With a proven track record

in senior management, Richard Mehrisa hands on professional with a keen eye for details and a passion for creating memorable guest experiences meeting the highest international standards across a range of segments.

WHA Corporation PCL announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pluak Daeng Sub-District Administrative Organization in Rayong Province, for collaboration in the field of wastewater treatment. As part of WHA’s clean water for Planet CSR initiative, this MoU agreement covers a pilot project for the construction of an eco-friendly wastewater treatment system for the community, through a constructed wetland in Pluak Daeng. WHA Group will provide the engineering and financing for the constructed wetland, with a capacity of 400 cubic meter per day. After the construction, WHA Group will shoulder the expenses for the operation system and the engineering team to run it for one year. The constructed wetland, an eco-friendly biological wastewater treatment system using plants and microorganisms, is one of the technologies developed and used by WHA in its Hemaraj industrial estates. Under this MoU, after completion of the plant, Pluak Daeng employees will receive one-year training on wastewater management and treatment from experienced WHA Group engineers. Equipped with comprehensive knowledge after the training period, the staff will be able to effectively manage wastewater systems in a sustainable way. WHA Corporation and Pluak Daeng Sub-District Administrative Organization will also join academic and related activities to broaden their knowledge, build better understanding on wastewater management as well as raise greater awareness in environment conservation among communities. Vivat Jiratikarnsakul, Hemaraj chief operating officer Industrial and International said: “We are very happy to join with Pluak Daeng Sub-District Administrative Organization to share our experience and knowledge in wastewater management and treatment with the community. For 30 years, the company has

continuously developed knowledge in environmental management and wastewater treatment. We are proud to play an important role in industrial development, together with the sustainability concept. Our priorities are always sustainable development, environmental care and community participation.” he explained. Sakorn Arjraksa, president of Pluak Daeng Sub-District Administrative Organization, Rayong Province, declared: “We are very pleased to sign this MoU with WHA Corporation. WHA’s support to build an effective wastewater treatment system and provide an experienced team will instantly improve the local environment. This is also a great opportunity for us to learn the technologies and practices implemented in industrial estates. We are confident that we will benefit greatly from WHA Group’s experience in environmental management, particularly for wastewater management and treatment - a subject which is of utmost importance to our community.” WHA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, Hemaraj Land And Development PLC and WHA Utilities and Power PLC, has developed nine industrial estates representing a total area of over 46,000 rai in Rayong, Chonburi, Saraburi provinces. It delivers a total volume of over 60 million cubic meters of raw water and industrial water annually, and provides wastewater treatment for a total volume of over 36.5 million cubic meters per year. The constructed wetland systems were inspired and adapted from HM King Bhumibol’s experiments in treating wastewater biologically. WHA, in cooperation with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), co-adapted a wetland project that is environment-friendly, nature-based and suitable for both industrial estates and community. The constructed wetland treats wastewater efficiently and reduces energy consumption substantially in the treatment process.


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Business News AMCHAM Awards GM Thailand Concourse Display Management and Instaroid to bring gold status in Corporate Social digital ROIs to luxury duty free retailers around the world Responsibility for 6th Year General Motors Thailand and Chevrolet has been recognized by AMCHAM for its excellence in serving communities and its commitment to being a good corporate citizen, winning the Gold Level in Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition (ACE Recognition) 2017 for the 6th consecutive year. GM qualified for the ACE recognition by receiving high marks in four categories: Attention to business objectives and societal needs; Creation of longterm economic and social gains; Communication and sharing of best practices and Program sustainability. The ACE recognition identifies GM as having demonstrated an understanding of the links between business operations and society and conducting business in a way that creates long-term economic and social values.

commitment towards energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse emissions in its manufacturing processes. Additional CSR initiatives to help create smarter, healthier and safer communities in the last year include: In December 2016, Chevrolet Sales Thailand invited more than 40 journalists into participate in a test drive from Bangkok to Sangkhla Buri, Kanchanaburi. The media and

“Around the world, General Motors strives to gives back to the communities in which we do business. This award, which we are receiving for the 6th year in a row, is testament to GM’s long-term commitment to serve, support and develop the community in which we work and live, as one of many ways that we are helping to drive a better tomorrow,” said Ian Nicholls, president, GM Southeast Asia. In particular, GM has a special focus on environment, energy and safety under its overall CSR strategy of "Driving A Better Tomorrow". Its facility in Rayong has achieved ‘zero landfill’ status and has been recognized by the Rayong Office of Industry for promoting good governance in environmental management. The Rayong plant was also recognized at the Thailand Energy Awards 2017 as one of only two automotive companies and one of only seven manufacturing plants for outstanding efforts in energy conservation. In support of World Environment Day in June this year, more than 150 GM Thailand employees and executives planted mangroves and released local fish release to improve environment conservation and safety. GM is also the first automotive company in Thailand to receive ISO 50001 certification for its

Chevrolet representatives donated dry food, kitchen utensils, medicine and books to the Soontornwech Border Patrol Police School, and refurbished the school’s canteen, kitchen, library and sports pitch to help make a safer environment for children in a remote location. In January 2017, Chevrolet Sales Thailand and its dealers embarked on a disaster relief mission to assist victims of the heaviest flooding in 10 years in southern Thailand. A convoy of 10 Chevrolet vehicles delivered more than 1,200 survival kits in districts of Nakorn Sri Thammarat, such as Pakpranang, Praprom, Chienyai and Chalerm Prakiat. From January through February, Chevrolet also launched a special service campaign to support its customers impacted by the flooding by helping them get their vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible. In health and safety, GM and its employees routinely support schools for children with special needs, helping the Thai Red Cross on blood donation drives. In community development, GM has launched a range of initiatives including GM’s Women’s Council. Founded in 2006, the council aims to help GM become the employer of choice for women in Thailand’s automotive Industry.

Concourse Display Management and Instaroid jointly exhibited in early October 2017 at the first edition of the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) Digital Village in Cannes, the world’s largest showcase for creative digital solutions and services in the dutyfree and travel retail industry. At the event the two companies also announced their exclusive licensing agreement that will enable CDM clients in airports and duty-free zones around the globe to benefit from Instaroid’s innovative service and boost their digital reach and visibility on social media channels. CDM, one of the world’s leading providers of in-store design and implementation for high-end retailers in duty-free areas, is adding to its digital offering. By partnering with Instaroid, a consumer experience that enables brands to create lasting memories for their customers via a Polaroid-style photo printer linked to many online social media platforms, CDM is providing easy access to the power of effective digital marketing in the retail sector. “Digital marketing is affecting every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s how people shop instoreor on their way to the store, digital elements can be found every step of the way. It’s no longer enough to create beautiful storefronts or determine a shop’s perfect layout. Today customers want shopping to be an experience, and they want to be able instantly to share this with their friends and family. This is where Instaroid comes in. Our team at CDM provides memorable brand promotional sets and Instaroid lets people capture and share it,” said Rob Penn, CEO

of Concourse Display Management. Over the years CDM has made quite a name for itself, having worked with companies such as Lacoste, Pandora and Veuve Clicquot among others, and boosting sales by up to 300 percent for individual clients thanks to global implementation services. The collaboration with Instaroid will add another dimension for its clients by adding to the opportunity for brands to achieve a digital, and measured, ROI for their campaigns by linking engagement between the store and social media. While for many this is still a very new approach, Instaroid has been perfecting its service since 2014 and has worked with global brands and companies including Cartier, Longchamp, Estée Lauder and L’Oréal. In its three years of existence, the company has been called to hundreds of events already and generated more than 100 million social media impressions. Leading international brands cannot afford to ignore such results and, as the

turnout at TFWA’s Digital Village showed, they are more than keen on embracing this new technology. Representatives from well-known brands, retailers and airports alike showed a lively interest in CDM and Instaroid and new projects on three different continents were signed off by the end of the showcase. “The Digital Village was a great success and we are very much looking forward to working with CDM on our new projects. It’s great to see that the awareness for a digital approach to boosting a duty free zone’s ROI is growing. Although there are other possibilities to do this, I think the combination of creating a uniquely beautiful space and sharing the experiences directly on social media via Instaroid is the simplest, most cost-effective solution that creates lasting memories for customers. The instant photo we give away as part of our service adds this little tangible extra people will be happy to remember and cherish,” said Nicolas Brunet, founder and CEO of Instaroid.

PEA teams up with Messe Frankfurt and The Exhibiz open Thailand Lighting Fair 2017

Sermsakul Klaikaew (6th right), governor of Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), inaugurated Thailand Lighting Fair 2017 under the theme of Smart City Safe City. The fair was organised by PEA in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt and The Exhibiz Co Ltd. Sermsakul was welcomed by Hubert Duh (5th right), managing director, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media, and Pakwan Jiamjiroj (6th left), general

manager of The Exhibiz Co Ltd. Also participated in the opening ceremony were Kanokporn Damrongkul (4th right),exhibitions and events director of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB),and Asapol Boonyakiat (4th left), general manager of NexInotec Co Ltd, the fair sponsor, as well as senior executives from related organisations. The opening ceremony was staged at Hall 102, BITEC, Bangna.


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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 32 Million Baht. (Reduced from 42 Million). For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0892453014, 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

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(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

Land - House - Condo – Commercial. For sale & rent in Bang Saray. 092-472-5743 – Adam, www.bangsarayarea. com Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application. Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 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. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

Education & Training

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

Houses for Sale

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. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Single House for sale! 7.99 Million Baht. 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Toilets. Private Pool, Land 456 SQM, House 263 SQM. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 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. 038373735 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. 038-373735 a n d 0 8 5 2 7 2 7 5 5 7 , Em a i l : 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 Unit. Thai 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 , Nongprue.3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 75 SQW. Thai

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 Ownership, 4.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th TW Palm Resort for Sale. 4 Bedroom 6 Bathroom Private Pool. Fully furnished, in company name. Closed to Jomtien Beach Price 16 Million. Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Brand New Single House for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, in Chaiyaphreuk 2. Land 36 SQW. Price 2.3 Million Baht only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0892453014, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Mabprachan House for Sale. 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom, 9 Aircondition. 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 0892453014, 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644)

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

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

Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176)

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Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Se l l i n g Pr i c e 7 . 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052)

Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1154) 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 081-634-2915 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. 038373735 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. 038373735 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 Ni c e a n d Qu i e t V i l l a g e for Rent in Banaumpur. 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom + Jacuzzi. Walking distance to the Beach, close to Sukhumvit Rd. Price 45,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 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. 038-373735 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,

1 - 15 December 2017 For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) B e a u t i f u l Mo d e rn St y l e Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6507)

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Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2567) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

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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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

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. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th H o t S a l e ! C i t y G a rd e n Tropicana Naklue. Nice Studio on 6th Floor. Fully Furnished. Only 2 Million Baht in Foreigner 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 HOT SALE! The Majestic Condo Jomtien for Sale. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms C o r n e r Un i t c o n d o. O n 3rd Floor, L Shape Balcony. Fully Furnished. Company Ownership,1.99 Million Baht only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Penthouse in Park Royal for Sale. Perfect Location inPratamnak. 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. 038373735 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

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information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 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. 038373735 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 more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2

Ba t h ro o m , 1 3 4 Sq m Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 10.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms,

68 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2507) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) 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 081-634-2915 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. 0813358102 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 0892453014, 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. 038373735 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 Be d ro o m 2 Ba t h ro o m , Fully Furnished. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th

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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. 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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 vie wing, cal l the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284)

Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)

Apartment for Rent

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

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 0892453014, 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. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@ magnacarta.co.th


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Land for Sale

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012)

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, 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 Sale in Na Jomtien. 343 SQW Land in Company Name. Very Closed to Jomtien Beach. Price 45,000,000 Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0892453014, 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

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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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978)

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

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

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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 insurance and tax have all papers and blue book for transfer real bargain. Call 087 139 1539

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

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Youth Focus GIS Remembers

by Mark Beales

Dazzling Diwali at GIS Students and staff from Garden International School (GIS) have remembered the victims of armed conflict as part of a Remembrance Day assembly. Year 9 students visited the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi to meet war veterans and lay a wreath on behalf of the school. The whole-school assembly, led by Principal Dinah Hawtree, featured a moving example of how families are affected by war. Mathematics' teacher Nixon, whose own ancestors were involved in World War I, World War II and the

by Anjali

On November 7, Garden International School (GIS) held its annual Diwali Celebration Evening and, like every year, it was a huge success. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and is celebrated every year as a sign of hope and positivity. It was an eventful evening filled with a variety of delicious Indian food prepared by parents and lots of amazing dance performances by students from Year 1 up to IB2. Dances ranged in style from classical Indian to hip-hop and, as always, there had to be a staff performance as that is everyone’s favourite! GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. The event was sponsored by Indorama and Aditya Birla. Anjali is an IB Diploma student at Garden International School.

Vietnam War, read a passage from the poem For the Fallen, which was followed by the Last Post and a minute's silence. There were also poetry readings and a performance of Bryan Adams' '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You'. The school, based in Ban Chang near Pattaya, has been helping the local branch of the Royal British Legion and as a result collected around 18,000 baht. Some of this will also go to help victims of armed conflict in Thailand. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Let’s Play! by Jay Chambers It would be difficult to count the number of times teachers have been told, “He or she’s not sharing with me!” by little earnest young faces just demanding justice for another’s perceived crimes. The most common result by far is, “Johnny share with Jane,” by an irritated and overworked professional educator. This happens so many times that many don’t realize that it is a perfect chance for the students to actually learn something. It is a perfect chance for the students to utilize free play in order to learn to socialize without argument or rancor. Teachers, or anyone that takes care of more than one child at a time for that matter, can use this opportunity to teach the children how they should talk to each other.

Sit the children down and demonstrate the variety of options they have to come to an agreement peaceably. “You can play with the toy for five minutes and I’ll play with the toy for five minutes after that,” can be one example of making a deal for the participants. Maybe one of the children can find another toy they would like to play with until the first

toy is available once more. The kids may even realize that they both could play with the toy together, further increasing the joy that the toy brings. So, you see, free play isn’t just a waste of school time or resources. It can in fact be a meaningful bit of learning time in a busy day. Jeffrey Goldstein says in Play in Children’s Development,

Health and Well-Being that free play is, “- naturally cooperative. Children agree on when to begin and end play, what the rules and roles are, and then play according to the rules that they have agreed upon.” A chance to practice social skills is just one example of the benefits of free play. There are in fact many reasons for

children or even adults to spend a bit of their time each day to play. Play stimulates neural connections, enables problem solving skills and is a great way to increase health. Just think of it, how do you feel when you go through an entire day without any time devoted to play? Life becomes much more bland and boring when play is taken out of the equation for adults, how much more so would it be for children who have so much energy that is devoted to nothing but play? The staff and management at Mooltripakdee International School realize the importance of play in a child’s life. One quick look around the school grounds and classrooms is enough to see the amount of time and

money that has been spent in anticipation of children’s need for play. Colorful climbing rigs, swings and riding toys fill the playgrounds with a myriad of choices for the students to play upon. There is a basketball/ volleyball court, multiple football fields and even a swimming pool for students to stretch their muscles and minds. The classrooms have shelves lined with puzzles, shapes and blocks that stimulate critical and creative thinking. Please come and take a look at MIS and find a school where the students not only work hard on their studies, but play hard too. Jay Chambers is 1/1 Homeroom Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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Automotive News

Formula E Car vs Cheetah

The fully-electric Formula E car took a walk on the wild side, lining-up against a cheetah in a head-to-head race to highlight the impact of climate change on a species under threat. Both sleek and agile machines, on four legs and four wheels, sat side-by-side on a landing strip in a remote part of the Western Cape on the southern tip of Africa, to see which is quicker off the mark in a drag race. The world’s fastest land animal and the Formula E car both reach speeds of 0-100km/ h (60mph) in approximately three seconds. Who’ll come out

on top between TECHEETAH driver Jean-Eric Vergne and a cheetah on home soil? To watch the race and see who wins, visit: https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=89oFxYFODE The Montreal E-Prix race winner and the cheetah were pitted against each other ahead of the new season of the FIA Formula E Championship to bring attention to the disastrous effects of climate change and the danger it poses to the natural habitat of cheetahs and other wildlife. Formula E aims to provide a solution. It’s more than just a race on the track, the

series is a catalyst for change - to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles on a global scale and making our society cleaner for future generations. There are now just 7,000 cheetahs remaining in the wild. The species is wide-ranging and sparsely distributed and needs large landscapes to survive, making it particularly vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation - threats that are exacerbated by a changing climate. The film was overseen by conservations experts and animal welfare organisations, and is released in partnership with Animal Issues Matter,

Cheetah Outreach and Endangered Wildlife Trust. Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “We knew the similarities in performance between the Formula E car and a cheetah, so we were curious to see the outcome. But, what’s even more important is to determine the outcome for the future of not only us, but the cheetah and other animals we share our planet with. We only have one planet and we must address the issues we currently face from the source and electric cars can play a key role in reducing C02 emissions worldwide. It was a

close race... I won’t spoil it and give away the end result. You’ll have to watch the video to see that!” Jean-Eric Vergne, Montreal E-Prix race winner and TECHEETAH driver, said: “Both the TECHEETAH Formula-E Team and I want to be part of raising awareness for the wider impact that climate change has on our planet. We do it mostly by showcasing and developing our electric cars across the world throughout the Formula E season, but we wanted to do

more outside of the race track. There are only around 7,000 cheetahs still living in the wild and we have a strong desire to raise awareness for the main threats they face, such as illegal trade of cubs for pets, loss of prey due to habitat loss and fragmentation aggravated by climate change. I’m really proud to have participated in this film and stay tuned for some exciting news to come following the documentary.” To follow the latest news and information, visit - www. fiaformulae.com


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Automotive News 100 years of Chevrolet trucks A century ago, Chevrolet produced its first pickup truck –the Series 490 Light Delivery chassis truck in the U.S. The truck started a Chevrolet legacy that remainsto this day. With a focus on quality and constant innovation, Chevrolet continues to develop trucks that meet the needs and desires of customers across Southeast Asia and beyond. Many older-generation Chevrolet trucks can still be found on the road in Southeast Asia, reflecting not only Chevrolet’s focus on qualitybutalso its enduring popularity in the region. The 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition is an iconictruck that commemorates 100 years of Chevrolet Trucks and celebrates Chevrolet’s innovation and ingenuity. Chevrolet: 100 years of iconic trucks 1918 One-Ton: The first production truck from Chevrolet was inspired by vehicles used in plants to move parts and pieces from place to place. In the simplest terms, this was an example of form following function. A rolling chassis featuringan open cab, an inline four-cylinder engine and an open frame allowed customers to install a body that fit their unique needs. One particularly striking design element was the beautiful badge, clearly a carefully designed element of this truck. The unique font, proportions and dark blue – almost black – color ensured a very sophisticated bowtie, even by today’s standards.

1947 3100 Series: This is one of the most iconic designs in automotive history – the epitome of a vintage Chevrolet truck. It was such a significant departure that advertisers coined the phrase “Advanced Design,” because it was bigger, stronger and sleeker than ever before. The five-bar horizontal grille was a departure from vertical grilles of the past and was the very beginning of what became a signature of Chevrolet Truck design. The fenders were more integrated and the lamps were on the wide part of the vehicle instead of inboard, giving it a wider, stronger presence. The result was a very handsome design with great proportions. 1955 3124 Series Cameo Carrier: Known as the Task Force truck, the Cameo Carrier was Chevrolet’s first Fleetside design. The bed surface was flush with the cab and fender, making for one complete, elegant shape from front to back. It was also Chevrolet’s first bumper-to-bumper styled truck, as styling didn’t stop at the back of the cab. During this time, styling became a key selling point for vehicles, inspiring more focus on design for trucks as well. The truck represented the heyday of American automotive styling and ornamentation. 1958Apache 3100 Series:This was part of the TaskForce series and one of Chevrolet’s most iconic trucks over the century. The lightduty truck was part of the first truck series with air conditioning, power steering and power brakes. It featured a redesigned front end with four headlights and a fullfront grillealong with a wraparound windshield and panoramic rear window. 1967 C10 Fleetside: Boasting a beautiful, sleek design with a hint of wheel flare, the body side had a strong shoulder that tapered toward the rear. The Chevrolet bar on the front fascia connected the headlamp center with the bowtie – a design element that remains today. During this time, metallic paint was introduced, which highlighted the subtleties and body lines that weren’t as obvious before.

1918 One-Ton 1929 International Series LD: The 1929 was among the first Chevrolet trucks to feature a closed cab, which created the potential for what we know today as interior design. As with all designs, once the functional elements were defined, more comfort- and stylefocused features started to become a priority for truck buyers. This saw the start of an evolution from the purpose-built 1918 truck to a more styled, closed-cab truck. It was with these generations of trucks whereChevrolet started to introduce a wider variety of color options.

1967 C10 Fleetside 1973 C30 One-Ton Dually: This third-generation C/K squarebody truck was the first crew cab dually to market, and many consider it to be the first modern heavy-duty truck. The design reflected a dramatic increase in capability for customers who used their trucks for both work and recreation. The simple, tough and purposeful stance was similar to the earliest Chevrolet trucks.

1929 International Series LD 1938 Half-Ton: This was the first truck designed in the newly formed Art and Color Department, later known as the Design Center, by Harley Earl and his team (Earl became GM’s first design chief ).In the same year, designs of cars and trucks began to deviate, as Design realized the need for trucks to have their own unique identity. As such, the 1938 Half-Ton is arguably the first example of Design’s influence on trucks. The proportions evolved from the earlier designs, creating a lower and longer truck with a styled grille and elegant, swept fenders.

1938 Half-Ton

1973 C30 One-Ton Dually 1988 C/K1500: The C/K1500 was the first truck where the design was influenced by aerodynamics. This generation had great design reach, meaning it looked very advanced for its time. That is especially true for the new interior design, with a low instrument panel, pod-like setup and even buttons that looked futuristic. This truck still looks modern and sophisticated 40 years later. 1999 Silverado 1500 LT Z71: This was the first generation that used the iconic Silverado nameplate. It introduced many of the modern design elements that customers associate with current ChevroletTruck design, especially the iconic Chevrolet front end. It also included an industry-first three-piece modular truck frame, thus being stronger than its predecessors. 2003Colorado: The introduction of this historic truck redefined the standard of a midsize pickup truck, with an unexpected combination of features that showcased design, functionality and capability. The truck successfully combined the comfort of a full-size interior with the driving ease of a midsize exterior, making it perfect for real truck drivers. The 2003 Colorado was the first-generation Colorado built in the Rayong facility in Thailand.

2003 Colorado

2007 Silverado 1500: The 2007 Silverado was simple, modern and powerful, featuring exaggerated wheel flares and a clean body side. Itrepresented another evolution for Chevrolet trucks as they created their own identity on the road, with distinctive front and rear ends. This truck brought back the “tough truck” look and feel, even though it was still heavily influenced by aerodynamics. 2015 Colorado: The 2015 Colorado was a rugged and powerful truck with aggressive, contemporary styling. Itcommanded the road with excellent hauling capability courtesy ofits new Duramax engine. Colorado Xtreme: TheColorado Xtreme was a show car and precursor to the 2017 Colorado production truck that promised to go anywhere and do anything. With dramatic engine hood scoops, side plates on the sports bar as well as a Safari Bar, the truck looked as capable as it was tough. The truck was a direct response to consumers’ desire to personalize their vehicles. The Xtreme’s ruggedness continued inside, with new auxiliary gauges and accessories such as a passenger grab handle on the side of the instrument panel and the inclusion of an inclinometer. Coupled with an innovative use of color, materials, texture and technology, passengers could remain safe, connected and comfortable on serious off-road adventures. 2017 Colorado:This is Chevrolet’s most popular midsize pickup truck to date. Built in Thailand for the Southeast Asiamarket, the Colorado is a tough and capable pickup truck that matches any lifestyle, with a refined design, superb engine performance, excellent handling and serious off-road capability. Its exterior and interior have been redesigned with a tough yet sophisticated appearance, making it an ideal truck for work and play. 2017 Colorado ZH2:This model was developed for military use. As a result, it is built to handle the toughest off-road conditionswhile remaining nearly silent, with a reduced heat signature. Its Exportable Power Take-Off (EPTO) unit allows the fuel cell to provide power away from the vehicle, such as in remote locations where electric power may otherwise be unavailable.Chevrolet continues to push the boundaries of truck innovation with the Colorado ZH2. Colorado High Country Storm (2017): This is Chevrolet’s topof-the-line truck made in Thailand. The truck’s captivating masculine design and rugged performance make it the ideal vehicle for both everyday commuting and heavy-duty work. Based on a trim that is exclusive to Thailand, the Colorado High Country Storm package enhances the truck’s capability and functionality. 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition:This model celebrates 100 years of Chevrolet Trucks. Itincludes exclusive heritage bowtie emblems and 100-year badges inspired by colors and design cues found on early Chevrolet trucks.Based on the 2018 Colorado HighCountry and LTZ, the 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition enhances the award-winning Colorado’s high level of quality engineering, with a powerful engine andsegment-leading technology and connectivity, including the latest-generation Chevrolet MyLink and the Siri Eyes Free voice recognition service. The 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition with 20 lucky numbers will be available inThailand from November 10, with deliveries beginning on 29 November.

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Local Sports PSC Tropical golf from BJ's It was Steve Younger dodging the count backs to come up trumps on the day

by Derek Brook

Bangpakong Riverside Country Club (Stableford) The question as we gathered at BJ’s in the morning was would it rain or not as one of the groups had cancelled their game the day before. So after a short discussion off we went, after all we have been wet before, like the last time we went there. Soaked more like it. It was pretty dull on the way up but apart from the odd spot we met no rain to call rain on the way up but as we arrived it did look very dull. Still a quick change and off we went to the start nice and early. The sad first remarks were no carts off the cart path, then I knew we were in trouble especially when I spent the whole day hooking the ball with the cart paths set up for the fade/slicer. So off we went and the first thing we noticed was that the rain of the last few days had left the course seemingly overgrown. It looked like it was been difficult to cut the wet grass and the fairways were a bit long and the rough was penal if you got into it. As I did several times. Most of all though is that the greens putted like you were on velcro, and it was really

by James Olson

The flight winners with Gordon and Brian. difficult getting the ball to the hole. It was a struggle to play especially if you were off line. And long. Having a cart and pulling the ball I must have walked much more distance than those simply walking and the last few holes were difficult to get through. Indeed to say my age showed was an understatement. I was bushed. And seemingly not the only one. All in all a tough day, but at least it did not rain. Happy days. Soon through the showers it was into cars and back to home base where we were soon into the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 21, the winner was Brian Gabe with 38 points on countback over

Bunker Boys Golf Emerald Over the weekend Pattaya suffered from torrential late monsoonal weather and Monday morning dawned grey and overcast which may have accounted for some of our members giving golf a miss. Nevertheless, a good field of 21 made

John Davis in second. Then a countback on 37 points saw Rob Brown, welcome back, in third with Takheshi Hakozaki just missing out. In the B Flight, 22 up, we had the best scores with Gordon Clegg winning with the best score of the day 42 points with Graham Buckingham in second with 41 points. We then had a countback on 40 points that saw Don Carmody in third with Colm Mullen just missing out. Sad 40 points and missing out, somebody up there etc. In the non-winners section, Takeshi Hakozaki won the front nine with 23 points and Dave Cooper the back nine with 21 points. T.T.F.N.

by Michael Brett

the trip to Emerald for the first game of the week. Light rain fell as we departed for the course and the outlook was not good, however, the round was relatively rain-free with only the slightest shower falling. The course was in good shape despite the rain but a little soft so the pick, clean and place rule was applied at the outset just in case of plugged balls. The rough had not been cut for a while and had grown up quite a bit so play from there was a challenge. There were no holdups on the course and the lead group was back in the clubhouse within four hours. The winner of the A flight with 36 points was Stuart Tinkler followed by Keith Norman on 35 and Colin Greig with 34. In the B flight, Phil Moore prevailed with 35 points followed by Ken Davidson in 2nd on countback from Dave Gow both on 33 points. Near pins went to Geoff Parker, Gez Williams, Keith Norman and Michael Brett. Gez failed to show at the presentation so the delinquent’s fund grew a little more.

Results: Division A. 1st - Steve Younger (13) 33 points 2nd - Eric Black (14) 32 points 3rd - Terry Drier (14) 32 points

Long first putts N9 – John Coetzee W9 – Andy Todd As said earlier, a great day was had by all returning to the Swan where the beer was cold and flowing freely as were the stories. We welcomed back Andy Todd, Frank Riley, Ian Ward, Dave Geddy, Marty Damjanoksi, Frank Mills, John Coetzee, Terry Drier and Mick Strange. Although we missed the boat we would like to farewell Glenn Smith returning to Australia for a few weeks. Travel safe and we will catch up soon! D-For was the happy recipient of many donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the golfers and punters at The Swan are thanked for their generosity. D-For has become quite famous with the help that he given. Stayed tuned as he is about to launch into another couple of projects to help the needy in Pattaya! The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter if you are interested on 0861 503086, or call into The Growling Swan.

Division B 1st - John Coetzee (23) 32 points 2nd - Colm Mullen (24) 32 points 3rd - Alex Field (18) 32 points Near Pins: N3 – Alex Field. N6 – Martin Kempton. W3 – Rod Weekes. W8 – Alex Field.

We have packing the scrum The Judge, winner Steve Younger and Alex Field. Filling in the background is Casa Rifkin.

Mountain Shadow A smaller than expected group of 17 golfers participated in the mid-week game at the difficult Mountain Shadow course. Conditions for golf were perfect with temperatures moderate, no wind, and a course for the most part in excellent condition with the exception of a few bunkers in need of a bit of T.L.C., grass growing on some and all in need of a good raking. The course was relatively empty so play was at a good pace until the closing holes where a group of five Northern Europeans held up play as you might expect from a five ball. Phil Moore continuing his recent run of good form took the honors with a score of 39 points off a generous handicap of 18, an excellent score on this course. One feels a cut coming his way. Second was Ken Davidson also in good form and putting like a demon with a score of 35, another who may feel the lash of the handicapper’s scalpel.Stuart Tinkler took 3rd with 34 and Richard Baldotto brought up the rear with 31. Near pins went to Phil Moore, Stuart Tinkler, and Michael Brett.

Pleasant Valley A good field of 19 made the trip to Pleasant Valley for the last game of the week. The course was in good order except for two o three greens which were showing signs of wear. Play got underway on time but over the course of the front 9 one of our groups was guilty of very slow play and by the ninth had lost a full three holes on the group in front of them. Unless some players can keep up a reasonable pace of play they risk being put out last every time they play, it is simply unacceptable to lose so much ground on the preceding group. Today scoring was of a very high standard with the winner Stuart Tinkler in sparkling form recording a score of 42 points. Geoff Parker returned to form with 41 to take second place, Gerry Cooney was 3rd with 38 points and at least three players were locked together on 36, the honors going to Dave Gow on countback. Alan Sullivan was the only one not in the winner’s circle to bag a near pin with the other three going to Gerry, Geoff, and Stuart.

B Flight 1st - Phil Moore 35 points 2nd - Ken Davidson 33 points 3rd - Dave Gow

Results: 1st - Phill Moore (17.5) 39 points 2nd - Ken Davidson((24) 35 points 3rd - Stuart Tinkler (34) points 4th - Richard Baldotto (22) 31 points

Results: 1st - Stuart Tinkler (17) 42 points 2nd - Geoff Parker (15) 41 points 3rd - Gerry Cooney (18) 38 points 4th - Dave Gow (18) 36 points

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Gez Williams, Keith Norman, Michael Brett

Near Pins: Stuart Tinkler, Phil Moore, Michael Brett

Near Pins: Alan Sullivan, Stuart Tinkler, Geoff Parker, Gerry Cooney

Results: A Flight 1st - Stuart Tinkler 36 points 2nd - Keith Norman 35 points 3rd - Colin Greig 34 points

Two time winner Stuart Tinkler

Plutaluang (Big Navy) We had 21 golfers turning out to take on the challenge of Plutaluang, or as we know it Big Navy. The course was in great nick, even with the amount of water lying on the fairways. That being the case, we played lift clean and place, the greens being slow for the first hour, but as soon as the rain came it left them a little slower. With 21 Golfers we were in a position to play two divisions with the break down being Div 1 0 to 17 and Div 2 being 18 plus. The breakdown of Divisions was pretty well spot on five of the six placings ended up on 32 points with the Div 1 winner returned with 33 points! It was Steve Younger that lead the way going head to head with Alex kept him on his toes. As said earlier, Steve greeted the judges with 33 points enough to win on the day. Eric Black and Terry Drier were to be separated by our count back system with the Judge getting the nod and taking second. Division 2 saw a bottle neck at the top of the tree, four golfers returned with 32 points a scorers nightmare anyway we sorted it.


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Local Sports Mick wins monthly mug. Again! Buffalo Bill rides into town

and takes all before him

by Dick Warberg Crystal Bay – Medal It was the day after Thanksgiving (Black) Friday and the Tropical golfers were shopping for lower scores in the quest to go home with the Monthly Medal Mug! No pick up and get on with your round, you had to keep hitting the little ball until it goes into a just slightly larger hole. That means strategy, focus, and as always is the case in golf, some luck. With that in mind fifteen golfers headed out to try for this most coveted prize. Crystal Bay was the choice today, and we played the C and B courses in that order, maybe to match the course initials? CB is a good stroke play venue as it is more forgiving that most in the rotation, but what is this? Due to rains, less maintenance, or by design, the rough was higher than the usual shaved non-fairway areas for Crystal Bay. Balls off the fairway were often hard to find and equally hard to get out of. It played like a different course. Overall CB

is in fair-to-good condition. A few greens had bare spots but that was about it. Other groups visiting the same day, with Tropical Golfers behind the lot, made for much worry about an agonizingly slow round, but after a few holes everything got spread out and pace was acceptable. The scores were quite interesting... there were two players, and then everyone else. Results: Two players tied at the amazing score of net 64. It’s a shame we didn't have two mugs to pass out as both deserved one, but due to count-back, Mick Coghlan

(c/h 24) won his third Monthly Mug! Mick is hoping to be the first Grand Slam Monthly Mug winner. Tied at the same score let’s not forget Gordon Clegg (34). Gordon has some solace in that he has been playing so well lately he knows that you can't spend a mug. Well played guys! Then “everyone else” came in way back, all tied at net 73, with the count-back order; Andy Murphy (17), Colm Mullen (26) and the returning Rob Brown (8). At least they can feel good that one short missed putt didn't cost them the mug.

Robbie Taylor’s a fine win! by Steve Ellison

Results: 1st –Andy Makara (31) 42 points T-2nd –J.P. Thomas (24) 41 points T-2nd – Bob Mulholland (7) 41points T-2nd –Peter Thomas (22) 41 points 5th–Butch Furneaux (12) 39 points

minutes, and also frees us from the ordeal of the Amata City traffic lights. Greenwood was not in the best shape we have ever seen, but was very enjoyable and playable nonetheless. The greens on the front nine were sanded (Really? In November?) but putted true, and the back nine greens were just great. There were surprisingly few grumbles in the locker room so the verdict was still good on the course. Overcast skies made the round more bearable. No high scores today and a tie for first saw the return of our old mate Ian Brimble, and the departure of the engaging John “Butch” Furneaux. Yes, Ian is back with us again for a couple of weeks golfing holiday and kicks it off in fine form with a win. Butch is leavin’ on a jet plane back to Oz and it has been a fun 5 weeks with him and his mates in town. Don Calais finds himself at third with a 34 and none other than Kenny Aihara claims the Caddy Smile near pin. Did he get the birdie? From what I hear he was lucky he didn’t 3 putt!

Greenwood A & C – Stableford – White Tees The trip out to Greenwood sure is a lot easier (and safer) with the new highway from Laem Chabang port up to the 331. It saves a few

Results: T-1st – Ian Brimble (9) 35 points T-1st –Butch Furneaux (12) 35 points 3rd – Don Calais (8) 34 points

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees The greens were fast out at Green Valley today, even with a light mist for the first few holes. Yes, there is still rain about in November as unusual weather patterns continue in Chonburi. It used to be that the end of October marked the end of the rainy season, but no more. The locals took advantage of the day as regular Monday golfer Andy Makara wins here today with a strong 42 on the card. Three followed on 41, including our mate Bob Mulholl and who did not allow all the locals in all the scoring. Robbie Taylor took the near pin but walked off with just a par.

Greenwood With a good field of 26 golfers, it was a pleasant change to take the buses up the highway to tackle Greenwood CC Golf Course. With our drivers finding a different route to travel it got travelling time down to under an hour. On the buses, the usual suspects were predicting as they do every time we venture out, it is a vast different trip home with most of the punters taking the time to lament the days outing, or just take the quiet time to catch up on some sleep. We played C and A nines from the yellow tees and although a little short for some, it was the tricky par 5’s to sort most out. Scores were good on the day but this is a course that sorts out a lot of golfers. The course was in great nick with the greens playing spasmodically. The weather was also good to us, a bit of a breeze would have been good as it did get hotter as the day got longer. In Division 1, it was Buffalo Bill that showed the way, returning with 37 points two clear of his nearest opponent. Second in was Mashi Kaneta with Colm Lawlor knocking the judge out of contention via the count back system. Division 2 saw Fritz Webber return a very good score, he greeted the judges with a score of 40 points. Second and third went to Alan Sanders and Colin Stielow. Results: Division 1 1st - Bill Steinmann (12) 37 points 2nd - Mashi Kaneta (14) 35 points 3rd - Colm Lawlor (14) 33 points Division 2 1st- Fritz Weber (24) 37 points 2nd - Alan Sanders (30) 35 points 3rd - Colin Steilow (26) 33 points Eastern Star – Stableford – White Tees This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course is one of those tracks you either love or hate. Those little hidden fingers of water that jut out into the fairway are the bugaboo of this course. Once you figure that out, it is a whole lot easier and you will score a whole lot better. Some guys also let those terrible little letters O and B get into their heads, so you had better get over that as well at Eastern Star. Surprisingly, I find it is the low handicappers who struggle at this course. I personally really like this course and when that new Pattaya bypass opens in a couple of years, we will get here, and Emerald, in about 35 minutes. We were off the yellow tees today at 6,600 yards and it was a good decision as we were getting a fair bit of roll on the ball in spite of a few wet patches. Former pro Franjo Blazevic is getting used to his new clubs and a 37 here gets him third place. Kenny Aihara is getting his form back thanks to those Sunday sessions at Siam Waterside. Kenny is back on the podium with a respectable 38 here. It was all Robbie today with a Taylor made win on 40 points, and the near pin as well! That is very good shooting on this track so congrats to Robbie for a fine round of golf. Unfortunately, Robbie bagged the birdie on the near pin so that beer is on me mate! Results: 1st –Robbie Taylor(15) 40points 2nd – Kenny Aihara (8) 38 points 3rd–Franjo Blazevic (6) 37 points

A shy Kenny, Ian Brimble, winner Robbie Taylor and Franjo at bat!

Pattavia Century – Stableford – White Tees If this isn’t the most improved golf course in Pattaya, I don’t know what is. Nick Faldo is

by James Olsen

Fritz Webber and Bill Steinmann NTP’s: C3 - D-For C6 - Rod Weeks A2 - Kev Waycott A6 - Bill Steinmann Longest First Putt: C9 - Bill McGarvie A9 - Colin Steilow Back at the Growling Swan, we welcomed Wan and Dick Brainbridge, Pat Kavanagh, Garry Bright, Peter Hoser, Fritz and Cat Weber, Kev Waycott and Rod Weekes. We bid farewell to Bill Shooter McGarvie, a good bloke that will be sadly missed! As per usual Alex Field paraded charity dog ‘D-For’ who gratefully received significant donations from the happy clan and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ donations go to the PSC to be directed to projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086. Or call into The Growling Swan to add your name to the sheet. responsible for this layout, and the topography on this plot of land is host to a lovely, undulating 18 holes of pleasure. Yes, the greens can be cut too close to make it unfair, but if you can handle that challenge you will love this track. It is a difficult feat to shoot your handicap here, but on the leaderboard today, all the lads did just that. Congratulations to Freddy Birch… not just on his 38, but Fred and Yui just bought a new house! They move in next April so plenty of time to spend those winnings on the new furniture. Don’t forget those 3 ducks flying over the sofa. Franjo continues his good form and a 39 ties with Kenny Aihara for their shared win. Kenny has been with us for about 8 years and I don’t believe his handicap has ever been this high, so he obviously needs to spend more time in Pattaya! I know Kenny won’t mind me sharing this, but last year at Pattavia, he had a 5-putt green. That is an example of how difficult this course can be, and in typical T.G.C. tradition, we will always give the S.B.M.F. some s#*t about it! Results: T-1st –Kenny Aihara (8) 39 points T-1st–Franjo Blazevic (6) 39 points 3rd – Fred Birch (19) 38 points The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all PGA, EPL, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@ gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook. com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.


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You & Your Pets Collar your dog right Every dog needs a collar, chiefly because it provides something to which you may attach a leash and your dog’s ID tag bearing your telephone number. But what kind of collar should you choose? You might want a decorative or colorful collar that reflects your dog's (or your) personality, or something more practical designed to train dogs or discourage bad behavior. The standard flat collar has a buckle or plastic snap closure and a ring for attaching identification tags and/ or leash and is available in many colors and designs. It should fit comfortably on your dog's neck--not so tight that it chokes him but not so loose that he can slip out of it. The rule of thumb is that you should be able to get two fingers underneath the collar. Then there’s the martingale or limited-slip collar designed for dogs with narrow heads such as Greyhounds and other sight hounds (Afghan, Saluki, whippet). It is also useful for a dog of any breed that is adept at slipping out of its collar. The martingale consists of a length of material with a metal ring at each end. A separate loop of material passes through the two rings. The leash attaches to a ring on this loop. When your dog tries to back out of the martingale, the collar tightens but just to the size of your dog's neck so it won't choke him. Another option is the head collar--similar in principle to a horse's halter. One strap of the collar fits around your dog's neck and sits high on the head, just behind the ears. The other strap forms a loop around your dog's muzzle. The leash attaches to ring at bottom of muzzle loop. The head collar is good for strong, energetic dogs that jump and pull. Because the halter is around the muzzle instead of the neck, your dog loses a great deal of leverage and will be unable to pull on the leash with its full body weight.

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

To be effective, the head collar must be properly fitted and the leash must never be yanked. Ask your vet or a dog trainer to help with proper fitting. It may take time, patience, and lots of treats before your dog becomes accustomed to the head collar. Initially, use it only for short periods until your dog is comfortable, then only when you take him out on a leash. Even if your dog is difficult, avoid using an aversive collar, choke chain or shock collar. The aversive collar, designed to train dogs through discomfort or pain, suppresses unwanted behavior, but it doesn't teach dogs what proper behavior is. Choke collars, which are made of metal links, are designed to control your dog by tightening around your dog's neck. However, you cannot control how much the choke chain tightens, so it's possible to choke or strangle your dog. It can also cause problems such as injuries to the trachea, esophagus and blood vessels in the eyes, neck sprains, nerve damage, fainting, transient paralysis, and even death. And shock collars use electric current that claim to help train dogs and discourage barking. But they can be painful and can irritate and inflame your dog's neck. For training purposes, positive obedience exercises, treats and repetition work best. Avoid painful and harmful devices.

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

Watch those doggie kisses

Think dogs' mouths are cleaner than humans? Think again. Dogs' chops are teeming with bacteria and may harbor germs like salmonella and campylobacter. These organisms get into a dog's mouth from eating spoiled food or when he uses his tongue as toilet paper. Then a kiss moves these germs from pooch to person, potentially along with a nasty case of diarrhea.

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.

Temple kitten 2

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

Cat Corner

Going to the Dogs... “A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver A dog's nose is the equivalent of a human fingerprint, with each having a unique pattern of ridges and creases. Rabbits like licorice A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue

Cats are territorial

A cat’s territory is an area that is defended, aggressively if required, against other cats. They use a range of methods to mark their territory, including scratching, spraying urine and depositing feces.


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