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British pensioner fraudsters!

The UK government is apparently making a new year’s resolution to crack down on those British pensioners overseas who are apparently claiming annual increases in the state pension to which they are not entitled. There are 550,000 recipients of the state pension who live overseas, or about four percent of the total claimants living in the UK. The majority of those expats have their state pension frozen from the time they first take it and, moreover, they are not entitled to the winter fuel allowance. Those penalized for the rest of their lives (unless they resume residence in UK) include those living in most Commonwealth countries as well as the majority of other states including Thailand and all Asian countries except the Philippines.. However, those British expats living in EU

countries, the United States, Israel and one or two more do receive the annual increase based roughly on the UK rate of inflation. A small minority of those living in the “frozen” countries, including Thailand and Cambodia, attempt to conceal their expat status, normally by using a friend’s or relative’s address as a post-restante in the UK. By pretending to live in the UK, they continue to receive the annual increase as well as the winter fuel allowance which averages about 200 pounds per year. Research by Pattaya Today has revealed there are several ways in which defrauding expats can be exposed to the UK authorities. Frequent use of credit and debit cards overseas can lead to questions by t h e U K a u t h o r i t i e s , especially as traditional

banking secrecy laws are in stark decline. Another possible source of exposure is when an application is made for a new British passport as every page of the expiring document has to be copied, sometimes revealing long-term visas which might be incompatible with UK residency. We spoke to Stan, a Pattaya resident of many years, who was recently fined heavily by UK authorities after his mother died in UK and his use of her address as a post-restante was brought to official attention. He has also been charged with filling in his income tax return with criminal intent which could see him further penalized. “It looks like my income from UK will be cut by over a half for several years because of the accumulated fines,” he said. No official figures are published about fraudulent

claimants worldwide, but experts say it is unlikely to be more than five percent of the total. Critics of the whole system whereby some overseas pensioners are penalized, even though they have paid taxes all their working lives, say that the government should abolish the anomaly and abolish the whole notion of freezing pensions. But Britain’s Department of Work and Pensions replies that it would be too expensive fully to index-link all overseas state pensions at a cost of 590 million pounds annually. A spokesman added that those living in countries not frozen are simply fortunate as they benefit from mutual pacts and bi-lateral agreements made many years ago. Y e t t h e g ov e r n m e n t has given way on another contentious issue regarding the state pension. It was announced recently that British pensioners living in EU countries, after Britain formally withdraws from membership in 2019, will

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British pensioner fraudsters! British pensioners living in EU countries, after Britain formally withdraws from membership in 2019, will continue to receive index-linked pensions. The whole system is ripe for comprehensive review, yet insiders doubt there is the political will to address the global issue. Expat pensioners are simply unimportant and mostly do not (or are not allowed) to vote in UK elections. The full state pension of just under 160 pounds a week is available to qualified pensioners who have at least 35 years of qualifying national insurance payments. It is said to be one of the lowest rates in the whole of the EU.

Complaining farang taught a lesson

Aussie commits suicide Australian Phillip James Cook was found dead near the swimming pool of a Soi Buokhao hotel where he had been residing for a week with a Thai woman. It was assumed that the victim had jumped from his room.

Baht bus drivers assault Korean

In the wee hours of the morning, a Norwegian expat was beaten by bar employees when he asked the staff to reduce the volume of music that was blasting the neighborhood. Police were called to the man’s Jomtien home where they found the victim with a head gash. Bar employees denied the allegations, but the manager was taken in for questioning.

Pattaya police arrested two baht bus drivers in their homes, accusing the pair of having assaulted a Korean tourist. The South Korean, Hyon Soon Bae, complained to police that he was seated near the exit of a songtaew and was told by the driver, Kosan Mekai, to move to the front of the vehicle. When Bae refused to move, Kosan and another songtaew driver, Prasith Butdee, attacked the passenger. Both drivers were charged with physical assault.

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


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News American visitors to Organic Tourism campaign set Thailand hit 1 million for expansion across Thailand for the first time and Mekong countries

The number of Americans visiting Thailand annually hit the 1-million mark, setting a new record for Thailand’s No 1 source market from the Americas Region, where the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) operates two offices in New York and Los Angeles, USA. Nathaniel Alexander Way, Thailand’s 1 millionth American tourist for 2017, is a pharmaceutical scientist from Santa Babara, California. He arrived in Bangkok this late morning on EVA Air’s Flight BR67 from Taipei, Taiwan. He travelled here on a 10-day honeymoon, with an itinerary focussing on nature and Thai local experiences in Bangkok, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi (Ao Nang) and Surat Thani (Khao Sok). T a n e s P e t s u w a n , TAT deputy governor for Marketing Communications, said, “ This latest Thai tourism news is beyond reporting statistical numbers, but is a reflection of TAT’s commitment and ongoing tireless effort to lift the ‘Amazing Thailand’ brand awareness in the USA market.

Americans, especially honeymooners and luxur y travellers. Among the activities have included the sponsorships for the filming of TV series, reality programmes and food shows in Thailand, including The Bachelor in 2013 and The Bachelorette in 2011. Another highlighted effort is a partnership with Virtuoso promoting the Kingdom as a honeymoon destination. For 2018, TAT will continue its effort to spotlight Thailand as a honeymoon and luxury travel destination for American travellers, promoting luxury products, culture, beaches, Thai cuisine, soft adventures, local experience tours, Muay Thai lessons, and health and wellness trips, under the TAT’s latest ‘Open to the New Shades’ communication concept. As well as existing popular destinations of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi and Ko Samui, new destinations to be promoted to American travellers are Sukhothai in the North; Ko Chang and Ko Kut in the East; Ko Lanta, Ko Yao Yai and Yao Noi, Ko Phangan,

“The USA has been among Thailand’s most important markets since the Kingdom began its tourism promotion. The welcoming of the 1 millionth American tourist for 2017, the first time ever for Thailand, marks a step forward for the Thai tourism industry in expanding the Americas market and in addition, the offering of endless Thai local experiences.” The TAT New York and Los Angeles Offices have been proactive in enhancing the awareness of Thailand as a ‘preferred destination’ for the

Chumphon and Ranong in the South, and ASEAN Connectivity trips linking the Northeast or Isan with Lao PDR. with Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani and Nong Khai as the border gateways. TAT is hosting the 2018 USTOA Out of Country Meeting in Thailand from March 18 to 27, in Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. In addition, it is stepping up cooperation with the strategic airline partner – EVA Air – to introduce several tourism offers to the Americas market.

A campaign to promote Organic Tourism across Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion has taken a major step forward with the convening of the first multi-sectoral workshop designed to brainstorm ideas and forge new partnerships to advance the cause. The campaign is aimed at motivating hotels, restaurants, catering companies, supermarkets and other food outlets to wean farmers away from unhealthy and environmentally destructive pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. After taking root in Thailand, it is slated for expansion across Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Guangxi and Yunnan provinces of Southern China. Over 40 participants including hoteliers, tour operators, academics, environmentalists, NGO and media representatives attended the workshop organised by Sampran Riverside and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), backed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sustainable Food Lab Thailand, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Destination Mekong. Held at the The Athenee Hotel Bangkok, the workshop was also designed as a brainstorming session for the first Mekong Trends Symposium on Organic Tourism to be held in Bangkok alongside the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism between May 30 to June 1, 2018. In his opening presentation, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said Organic Tourism fitted in perfectly with the TAT's marketing campaign to promote Gastronomy Tourism. It is also in accordance with His Majesty the late King Bhumibhol's "Sufficiency Economy" philosophy and the 17-point global agenda known as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He noted that the Royal Thai Government is also promoting stronger linkages between its two bedrock economic pillars, agriculture and tourism, as part of its national 2017 to 2012 development strategy known as Thailand 4.0. Jens Thraenhart, executive director, MTCO, said, "We are

excited to introduce the Organic Tourism concept to the Mekong Subregion with Thailand as the lead country. Strong tourist growth is coupled with a shift of consumers looking for clean and healthy food. Thus, the industry has to adopt and prepare for sustainable living practices. Aligned to the GMS Tourism Sector Strategy 2016 to 2025, Organic Tourism can be an important social movement in that regard, combining the two most important economic sectors in the region." Arrut Navaraj, managing director, Sampran Riverside, said, "Organic Tourism is a social movement based on an inclusive business model and Sufficiency Economy Philosophy. Led by the private sector, the movement aims to build a more sustainable food system. It strives to empower everyone in the organic value chain to become collective leaders for change. Organic Tourism is far more than just tourists visiting organic farms. It involves hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets, buying organic produce from local farmers and communicating to their customers its importance and benefits. Farm visits can be considered as additional activities to help guests better understand the farming experience."

Georginia Nepomuceno, regional cooperation specialist under the ADBadministered GMS Core Agriculture Support Program (CASP) said, "Organic Tourism could be a powerful tool for sustainable development -improving farmer livelihoods, people's health and the environment." She said the plan to expand the Organic Tourism agenda was formed at the sidelines of the Second GMS Agriculture Ministers' Meeting (AMM-2) in September 2017 in Siem Reap. Both the MTCO and Sampran Riverside were speakers at the AMM2 policy forum. "The AMM-2 endorsed the Strategy for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-based Value Chains in the GMS and Siem Reap Action Plan 2018 to 2022. It aims to strengthen commitment to food security and safety, increase market access for small producers, and promote cross-sectoral collaboration between agriculture, tourism, environment, health, among others." Over the next few months, a number of activities will be rolled out, starting with the 1st Organic Tourism Social Lab between January 18 to 20 2018 followed by a second one in February 2018. The campaign will also be publicised at various travel trade

Arrut said the movement in Thailand is being coordinated by Sustainable Food Lab (Thailand), a social enterprise which assumes the role as backbone organisation. Funding support is being extended by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Sookjai Foundation and the TAT. The intention is to extend the movement to other countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

events such as the Mekong Tourism Forum in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand on June 27 to 29 and ITB Asia in October 2018. The MTCO plans to publish a Mekong Trends Snapshot Report on Organic Tourism, with key insights from the meetings, as well as case studies. It is projected for release at the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism.


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News Thailand’s visitor arrivals surge to 34 million, exceeds annual target The Thai tourism industry is poised to hit yet another new record after the arrival of Thailand’s 34 millionth visitor and 1.81 trillion baht (US$ 50 billion) for the full calendar year 2017. Yu-Chen Wang, the 34 millionth arrival to the Kingdom in 2017 was named ‘Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor’ upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, warmly welcomed by private sector tourism industry representatives and senior executives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Wang arrived in Bangkok on Thai Airways International’s Flight TG637 from Taipei, Taiwan. She plans to spend five days with her friends taking in the sights and soaking up local Thai experiences in Bangkok and Ayutthaya. She was rewarded with two e c o n o m y - c l a s s re t u r n t i c k e t s from her original destination to Thailand, a voucher for five-night

accommodation in Thailand as well as the ‘Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor’ accolades that included a signed certificate from TAT. Tanes Petsuwan, deputy governor for Marketing Communications, said 2017 has been an exceptionally good

year for Thailand, which welcomed the New Year with a range of exciting tourism events and activities under the action-packed Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018. “We are grateful to Wang as well as millions of other visitors for making Thailand their preferred destination. TAT is committed to ensuring their visits are always memorable, and offer them the chance to ‘Open to the New Shades’ of tourism experiences each time they visit the Kingdom.” The ‘Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor’ campaign dates to June 2015, when it was launched to recognise and reward record-breaking visitors on arrival to the country. With strong support from the public and private sector, the campaign has attracted considerable international attention and enhanced the value of Thailand’s tourism brand image.

Police raid pub

Elephant kills tour guide

Police raided a Banglamung pub and arrested the owner, Australian Luke Joshua Cook, and his Thai wife. The couple had earlier been arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport suspected of drug trafficking. During the pub raid, police found drugs and determined that the couple was operating the business without a license.

A Chinese tour guide was kicked to death by an elephant when a member of his tour group pulled the animal’s tail. The Chinese tourists had been told to steer clear of the elephant. Two visitors riding the animal at the time it was goaded also were injured in a fall.

Hotel employee robs guest

North Pattaya hotel employee Sukanya Deecharoen was arrested for stealing nearly a half million baht from hotel guest Jidapa Thongchan. Jidapa said that the staff member stole ATM cards and a bank passbook to access funds. The suspect admitted the crime and used the money to buy gold, a motorcycle and mobile phones.

Hospitality IoT Solution launches partnership with Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

Tink Labs Limited, one of Hong Kong’s most successful startups that revolutionizes travel and tourism, announced it is partnering with Pullman Pattaya Hotel G to offer its innovative hospitality IoT solution handy to visitors. handy devices, first launched in September 2012, help to solve an age-old traveler’s problem – hassle free travels. handy is the world’s first amenity that combines an in-room guest services platform to interact with hotels and an enabler to hassle-free travel experience, while providing tailored travel guide and integrates with hotel services. “Our belief is that it’s not about where you travel, it’s how you travel,” said Terence Kwok, founder and CEO of Tink Labs. “We started with the question, ‘How can I travel like a local?’, and today we have an answer for travelers staying with Pullman Pattaya Hotel G looking for seamless connectivity and a local experience.” We shall offer a complimentary “handy” in the suite rooms, executive club, executive suite – two bedrooms, family suite, lanai pool access, the royal suite and the loft. “We would like to see our guests enjoy the benefits of using the free handy device both locally and internationally to keep connected 24 hours. With specific features to offer a superior guest experience both onsite and outside of the hotel for leisure and business travellers, it

is indeed a value added and exclusive hotel promotion that we shall provide to all our guests during their stays.” said Sophon Vongchatchainont, hotel general manager. The complimentary service enables visitors to travel like a local finding connectivity and information they need at no cost. Travelers can explore customized city guides on handy, curated by experienced content provider LUXOS to discover new Pattaya experiences anytime, anywhere. Visitors can also stay connected with free unlimited local and international calls, free internet access, speed dial to hotel services, and local emergency and essential travel information. “We know that connectivity is more important than ever for an enriched travel experience in today’s digital age,” said Kwok. “handy will connect Pullman Pattaya Hotel G travelers so they can enjoy Pattaya as a premier travel destination, revealing local gems on the go and sharing their experiences, while freeing their minds from the hassle of finding connectivity and information they need. To date, handy is already available in 70 cities, covering 500,000 rooms and helped 18 million global travelers to stay connected. The service is a trusted partner of other leading hotel groups including AccorHotels, Intercontinental, Sheraton, and more.


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Traveliko partners with socialgiver to support more charities in Thailand Traveliko is a new, socially conscious hotel booking platform that wants to give power back to hotels. Founded by Bjorn Harvold, Martijn Dekker and Yann Gouriou, Traveliko recently announced that it is partnering with Socialgiver, a social enterprise founded by Arch Wongchindawest, t o e x p a n d t h e re a c h o f Traveliko’s charitable activities in Thailand. Martijn Dekker, a Traveliko co-founder, said, “When you book a room online through Traveliko you can choose to donate to three kinds of charitable organizations: Animals, People or the Planet. In Thailand, we decided to partner with Socialgiver to coordinate the donations that Traveliko will be giving to these charitable projects. We’re happy to work with a proven organisation that understands and apprciates Thai values deeply. We can

count on Socialgiver to make sure the money we raise for charity goes to the right people.” Socialgiver partners with socially-responsible businesses in Thailand and helps them donate excess goods and services to raise funds for charity. Through the partnership, Traveliko plans to donate 1 to 2 million baht in 2018 to various Thai charities and projects. Arch Wongchindawest, CEO and founder of Socialgiver said: “Our social enterprise is founded with a vision to empower businesses and consumers to do good every day. We believe it’s important for everyone to make choices that positively impact people in our society and we’re super excited to be working with Traveliko to open up new opportunities for travellers to give back.” Socialgiver is helping Traveliko ensure

that all funds raised go to high-quality charity projects t h a t c a n d e l i ve r re s u l t s and, most importantly, maintain transparency and communication allowing everyone to see the impact they’ve made. Natalie Glebova, Traveliko’s brand ambassador and former Miss Universe, said: Traveliko is giving back 20 percent of its commission to worthy causes. This will make an enormous difference in terms of helping underprivileged people, protecting endangered animals and preserving the environment.” Traveliko launched in May 2017. Based in Singapore with a support office in Thailand, the startup has already registered 700 properties on its website and aims to expand to over 8,000 hotels in 2018. Traveliko was founded to give hotels a fair and

cheaper alternative to the large global OTAs, it charges a 10 percent flat commission rate and donates 20 percent of that commission to selected charities. The company is completely independent of any other OTA and uses a customer-centric approach,

Pah Bah and Almshouse by Centra Maris Team

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien team led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, organized a Pah Bah ceremony at Khao Mai Daeng temple, Bangpra. Donation offered is 19,999 baht to build new Buddhist pavilion to accomodate more pilgrim visitors. They also served 200 servings of braised fish maw in red gravy for people around the temple.

operating on a partnership model that aims to save hotels money on commission so they can focus on giving their customers a better experience. Traveliko has already partnered with hotel chains such as Centara, Dusit, Chatrium, Banyan Tree,

Absolute Hotels and many others. Its latest integration is with channel manager Siteminder. Other channel managers Traveliko works with include Fastbooking, RateGain and CloudBeds to help facilitate on boarding properties in Southeast Asia


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Chevrolet dealers in Trang and Hat Yai take action to help communities

Chevrolet dealers in Trang and Hat Yai organized CSR activities to provide flood relief to villagers impacted by the recent floods and support students with hearing impairments respectively. Organised by Chansiri Auto Sales Co Ltd, the ‘Colorado Storm Caravan Helps Flood Victims in Trang’ initiative saw six Chevrolet Colorado High Countr y Storm trucks transport survival bags. The items were presented to the flood victims in the districts of Muang, Kantang, HuayYod and Na Yong. In Hat Yai, Hat Yai Inter Car and Service Co., Ltd., led by Tawatchai Trisukasem, managing director, organized

a Colorado High Country Storm caravan to Songkla Audiovisual School to donate school supplies to students with hearing impairments. The dealer’s staff also participated in a recreational activity, bringing smile to the faces of all the students on December 15. These activities are part of Chevrolet’s ongoing commitment to support the community especially in difficult times. With its mission of Driving a Better Tomorrow, Chevrolet is aimed at helping to create smarter, healthier and safer communities across Thailand. Earlier this month, Chevrolet Sales Thailand, in

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok donates money to the Mirror Foundation Wim N. M. Fagel (4th left), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, recently presented money donation, which is gathered from the selling Christmas cards at the hotel to Ladda Panyavicha (3rd left), manager of the Mirror Foundation, to support the Center for Missing People Due to Human Trafficking Project. The presentation was made at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Seen in the photo from left: Pradapporn Chantaworaluck, public relations manager; Suthita Mhaycharoen, social marketing communications of the foundation; Panyavicha; Fagel; Sucheera Leelasathitkul, director of rooms; Somchai Praesaythong, food and beverage manager and Christian Werdenberg, executive chef.

collaboration with 14 of its dealers, launched ‘Chevrolet Helps Southern Families Fight the Flood’. This initiative supports Chevrolet customers impacted by the floods that have in undated Thailand’s southern provinces.

To ensure the safety of its customers, Chevrolet is offering free 30-point inspections of suspension, brakes and other parts and systems of their vehicles. From now until January 31 2018, customers can visit Chevrolet dealerships

countrywide for their vehicle checks. Customers will also get a 30 percent discount on the replacement of all parts damaged by the floods. These initiatives are part of Chevrolet’s corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Community Development and Health and Human Services pillars in Thailand. Chevrolet and its partners also work closely on CSR initiatives under two other pillars: Environment, Energy and Safety; and Education.


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Akyra Manor Chiang Mai hosts art auction and jazz concert

The all-suite akyra Manor Chiang Mai, located in the northern Thai city’s fashionable Nimmanhaemin district, held an art auction and jazz concert charity event at Italics terrace lower deck, with a selection of fine wines served to complement special gourmet festive canapés. The event included a silent auction of artworks created by talented and soughtafter photographer Vachira Thomas, as well as pieces by the award-winning artisans Hongsara Janput and Angkan Uppanun, founders of the acclaimed filigree jewellery

brand, Angsa. Additional work by well-known local and national artists, as well as talented students from Chiang Mai University’s Fine Arts department also featured in the auction with an impressive amount raised during the event and all profits to be donated through Pure Blue Foundation to support Baan Panghai School in rural Mae Rim. “We were delighted to receive strong support for this event from our guests and members of the Chiang Mai community,” said Christophe Gestin, general manager, akyra Manor Chiang Mai.

“Raising funds for Pure Blue Foundation is an important part of our ongoing CSR program at akyra Manor Chiang Mai. The hotel team is very hands-on so we always make sure the money that we generate is spent where it is most needed locally.” Recently awarded by Small Luxury Hotels of The World (SLH) for the “Love of Local”, for its ‘give back’ policy, akyra Manor Chiang Mai carries out many charity activities, such as providing kitchen and classroom supplies to local schools and sourcing fresh ingredients

f ro m l o c a l s u p p l i e r s t o support the local community. The hotel also encourages guests to interact with local causes through activities such as the special Elephant Day Care Package, a unique opportunity to involve guests with elephant conservation as they visit a hospital for elephants and the creative home of the world-famous Elephant Parade Sculptures. Akaryn Hotel Group’s Pure Blue Foundation programs are implemented throughout Thailand with individual hotels and resorts proactively helping their local communities and raising funds for environmental actions. “Akaryn Hotel Group is committed to supporting the causes we believe in, and that includes raising funds for environmental initiatives, providing opportunities for local people in the areas we operate, and lending physical support to important community projects,” says Akaryn Hotel Group’s founder a n d m a n a g i n g d i re c t o r , Anchalika Kijkanakorn. Photographic artworks by Vachira Thomas and jewellery pieces by Angsa will be on display at akyra Manor Chiang Mai until April 2018.

Chevrolet offers free 30-point inspection and parts discount to flood victims In collaboration with 14 of its dealers, Chevrolet Sales Thailand has launched the Chevrolet Helps Southern Families Fight the Flood initiative to support Chevrolet customers impacted by the floods that have inundated Thailand’s southern provinces. Chevrolet owners across the country can visit the designated Chevrolet dealerships from now through January 31, 2018, to receive a free 30-point inspection of the suspension, brakes and other parts and systems of their vehicles. In addition, customers will get a 30 percent discount on parts to repair flood-damaged vehicles. The participating Chevrolet dealerships are: 1. Chansiri Auto Sales Co.,Ltd. (Trang) 2. CMM Motor Co.,Ltd. (Chumphon) 3. V.S.R. Autosales Co., Ltd.(Suratthani - A.Muang) 4 . V. S . R . A u t o s a l e s C o . , L t d . (Nakornsrithamrat - A.Muang) 5. T P Autosales Co.,Ltd.(Satun) 6. V.S.T. Autosales (2002)Co.,Ltd. (Krabi) 7. Thai Thana Prachuab Co.,Ltd. (PrachuabKhiri Khan) 8.ThaiyontIntercar Co., Ltd. (Phatthalung) 9. V.S.R. Autosales Co.,Ltd. (Suratthani - A.Kho Samui) 10. HatyaiIntercar and Service Co., Ltd. (Lobbureerameth Rd Songkhla) 11. YalaAutosales Co.,Ltd. (Yala)

12. PTC.Auto Sales Co.,Ltd. (Pattani) 13. Ranong Automobile Co., Ltd. (Ranong) 14. TK Automobile Co.,Ltd. (Narathiwat) This initiative is part of the Chevrolet We Care program, the brand’s ongoing commitment to deliver a consistently satisfying and worry-free Chevrolet ownership experience. For more information, customers can contact the Chevrolet Call Center at 1734 or visit chevrolet.co.th.


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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya celebrates 4th anniversary

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BMW 430i Convertible For All Seasons Wind in Your Hair BMW Two-Door Four-Seat Hardtop Cabriolet

BMW Thailand 4 Series current line-up consists of a duo of two-door models: the 4 Series Coupé and the 4 Series Convertible. Pattaya Today Automotive tests the BMW 430i Luxury Line. Le French call it “Cabrio” or Cabriolet. In the 19th century a cabriolet was a light one-horse, two-wheeled carriage with a folding top seating two passengers. One horsepower! The driver of a horse-drawn cab for hire is a cabdriver. (Taxi-Meter chauffeur in Bangkok or Taxi-Wallah in Bangalore). >> continued on L9


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WTA tennis star trains at Fitz Club Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya celebrates 4th anniversary Phornpinit Phornprapha, president ahead of Australian Open 2018 of Siam@@Siam Design Hotels and

Resorts, Pratarnporn Phornprapha, managing director of Siam@Siam Design Hotels and Resorts, Pranai Phornprapha, deputy managing director of Siam@Siam Design Hotels and Resorts, Dmitry Chernyshev, general manager of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya led the management team and staff in celebrating the hotel’s fourth anniversary by paying respect to “Phra Phum Chai Mongkol”, the main spirit house of the hotel, and food offerings were presented to nine monks during the traditional ceremony at the Blue floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya.

Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya welcomes TCB season finale trip A star of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the youngest Estonian Tennis player to win the Estonian Championships, Anett Kontaveit, recently returned to FITZ Club - Racquets, Health & Fitness, the best luxury sports centre in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard ran by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group to train for the upcoming Australian Open 2018 taking place this month. Renowned as the leading luxury sports center in the region, it is a secured high quality venue that is fully equipped with state of the art facilities making it the perfect venue to train for Grand Slam tournaments with no distractions. Anett Kontaveit is a 21-year-old Estonian professional tennis player who has won one singles title on the WTA tour as well as eleven singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour during her career. She has recently reached her best singles ranking of world No. 27 and peaked at No. 260 in the doubles rankings.

Latin Pisco night at Centara Grand Hua Hin

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Markland Blaiklock (4th right), deputy chief executive officer of Centara hotels and resorts along with Andre Brulhart (1st right), general manager of the hotel, welcomed a group of TCB Season Finale Trip 2017 from China during their visit and gala dinner at the resort recently.

Amari Phuket welcomes the members of Swiss Society in Phuket

David Martens (2nd right), general manager of Centara Grand Hua Hin recently hosted a Noche Latina dinner to launch Peruvian food at Coast Beach Club and Bistro. The hotel was honored to have His Excellency Fernando Quiros the Peruvian Ambassador to Thailand (3rd right) to launch the promotion and to present guests a sample of the charm, beauty and taste that Peru has to offer. The event took place at the Coast Beach Club and Bistro with a buffet of traditional Peruvian food served with Peruvian Pisco. The night was complimented by Latin dancers who provided a show of Latin dances along with classes on how to dance the Latin way! Specially created Peruvian dishes and Pisco will be available at the Coast from now until the end of February 2018.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Fah Sarika

Amari Phuket’s representatives, Richard Margo – hotel manager (third from right) and Pawinee Panan – manager, sales (second from left) were welcomed to the board and members of Swiss Society Phuket at their annual Christmas party and get-together dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant.

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin received Award from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (centre), general manager along with Sunee Robinson (right), public relations manager welcomed Fah Sarika Sartsinsupa (left), famous beauty blogger during the filming for Spa Cenvaree at the resort recently.

David Martens (6th Left), general manager and management of Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin received the outstanding award in support of taking care of the employees with special needs from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The official ceremony was recently presided over by Pol General Anuntaporn Kanjanarat, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani. The hotel is striving to continuously support the residential projects for people with disability in Hua Hin and Phetchaburi. As a result, this year is the third consistent year they have received this prestigious award.


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Pullman Pattaya Hotel G celebrates a bountiful Christmas Eve brunch

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G recently celebrated a bountiful Christmas Eve Brunch at The Beach Club restaurant. Guests enjoyed an irresistible local cuisine and international favourites, created just for the occasion by our talented chefs. The children enjoyed host of fun-filled activities such

as body painting, limbo rock, sand castle competitions, musical chairs and DJ. The highlight of the day is Filipino carol singers, live music by Santos and the arrival of Santa Claus with surprise gifts from him.


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Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai-Japanese relations The Biennial Bon Odori Festival this year marked 130 years of Thai-Japanese diplomatic relations, and joined in the celebrations under the action-packed Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 with two impressive rounds of famous Japanese traditional dance circle, held at Bangkok’s Thep Hatsadin Stadium. The Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok was first organised by the Japanese Association in Thailand in 1987, and has since been held in December every other year with the objective of offering the opportunity for the Japanese people residing and holidaying in Thailand, as well as the Thai people, to enjoy a traditional Japanese celebration. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said, “TAT is proud to have been a part in helping to build on over a century strong and longstanding relationship between Thailand and Japan, and showcase a portion of Thai culture that shares the similar sense of spiritual fun and upbeat while helping to preserve

the traditions and cultures of both nations.” The ‘Odori’ dance is one of Japan’s age-old folk arts, with dancers wearing varied kimonos or yukatas and dancing to the rhythm of the traditional Taiko drumming performances. Reflecting this, TAT arranged two folk dance shows from

the Kalasin College of Dramatic Arts, with dancers wearing brightly coloured costumes, and dancing in swift, harmonious movements to the beat of folk songs associated with the Northeast region, or Isan. During the 2017 Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok, there were two rounds of impressive Japanese

Grand 0pening “ECO Christmas Tree”

The grand opening ECO Christmas tree light up ceremony were led by Anant Phromdontree, director of Provincial Offices for Natural Resources and Environment Chonburi and Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. The ECO Christmas tree is almost seven meters and decorated with recycled green glass bottles from the hotel's main restaurant, Mix Bistro and LED white lights were used for energy saving up to 10 times. Raindeers and stars with lights were also set up around the area between main lobby and Mix Bistro. Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien will be preparing to for Green Hotel in 2018. The management team is planning to save more environment resources as well as saving energy as the hotel business continues to grow. Thery have started serving Rosella Hydronic as hotel's welcome drink and bio-fermented water for the garden.

events cale ndar Character in my mind art exhibition Date: 8 January to 2 April 2018, 10 am – 8 pm Venue: Sky Lobby, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

“Character in my mind” art exhibition presents stories by 2 talented artists;

Activities: Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld would like to cordially invite you to “Character in my mind art exhibition” by Sitthinon Mongkolsangsuree and Thanaphan Dejboon at Sky Lobby, 23rd floor of the hotel. A part of the total revenue received will be donated to “The Prostheses Foundation” was founded by Her Royal Highness Srinagarindra who concerned about the suffering of the amputees especially those who also suffer poverty.

- Sitthinon Mongkolsangsuree obsesses about design and fashion so, he created the girl with big head and huge eyes character with 2 dimensional painting - Thanaphan Dejboon use water coloring technique drawing through a cat with various emotions in fantasy style from his own perspective and feelings Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. For more information: Contact 02 100 1234 ext. 6753-6

and Thai folk performances. Each round lasted about an hour and started with a 25-minute Japanese traditional Awa Dance, followed by a 20-minute Thai folk dance, and concluded with the highlight 20-minute ‘Odori’ dance circle. Visitors also had the chance to enjoy a beautiful Japanese-style fireworks display, a lucky draw and shopping opportunities. At the TAT’s booth, the spirit of Isan was prominently represented, showcasing that the Khorat Plateau was once home of dinosaurs hence offering plenty of interesting ‘Land before Time’ travel routes with a combination of visits to organic farms and other cultural and natural attractions.


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F&B Promotions Tantalizing Wild Mushrooms

Enjoy the Fresh Taste of Black Crab Dishes

Daily special BBQ Buffet

at Rossini &Cigar Lounge

at Hilton Pattaya

at Big Fish restaurant, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

River prawn, one of the most favorite local ingredients that allows you to enjoy its succulent meat and creamy prawn head oil especially on the grill. For river prawn lovers, Hilton Pattaya invites you to savor our special river prawn menus throughout January and February. Savor the authentic spicy Thai dishes at ‘Flare’ Restaurant. Start with an appetizer ‘River Prawn Salad in 2 Styles’ offering two styles of river prawn in a dish, grilled river prawn with lemongrass and with betel leaf wrap at THB 450 nett. Another choice is ‘Grilled Jumbo River Prawn in Red Curry’ at THB 750 nett. Available every day at Flare Restaurant on level 15 from 6pm – 10.30pm. Enjoy a variety of delicious selections with a stunning bay view at ‘Drift’ Lobby Lounge & Bar such as ‘River Prawn Thermidor’ cooked creamy river prawn stuffed into prawn shells with cheese and tomato salsa at THB 450 nett, ‘River Prawn Charcoal Tempura’ at THB 450, ‘Pla Kung Maenam’ grilled river prawn with Thai herb at THB 450 nett and ‘Miang Kung Maenam’ steamed river prawn betel leaf wrap at THB 450 nett. Choose your favorite at Drift Lobby Lounge & Bar on level 16 from 11am – 11pm. ‘Horizon’ Rooftop Restaurant & Bar presents ‘Three Musketeers River Prawns’, grilled river prawn served in three styles including grilled river prawn with tropical mango, orange and pineapple salsa, with barbecue sauce and baked with cheese at THB 1,650 nett. Available in January and February only at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar on level 34 from 6pm – 11pm.

This 2018 faced the next thrill of BBQ every day! If you choose to stay with us, you’re welcome to our daily BBQ Buffet for your dinner. We include seafood in this BBQ Buffet. Secure to you our best New Zealand mussels, shellfish, freshwater lobster, shrimp etc. The buffet starts at 6pm and last until 10pm. Choose the choice that fits your value the best. Go with 700 THB for whole BBQ Buffet or pay 950 for a buffet with soft drinks. For alcohol lovers, have you BBQ buffet with Wine start at 990 baht or pay for 1090 baht and have your BBQ with Cold Beer. This buffet also presented to you with evening live music.

Savor new flavours with our Tantalizing Wild Mushrooms promotion at Rossini and Cigar Lounge – The Godfather’s Favourite For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com

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

Seafood BBQ Buffet every Thursday night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya offers every Thursday an incomparable gastronomic experience with the "Mirage BBQ Seafood Buffet". Enjoy the resort's natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include tiger prawns, snapper fish wrapped in banana leaves, grilled squid with spicy sauce, and much more. For the ultimate entertainment, experience the musicians, Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. Mirage BBQ Seafood Buffet offers every Thursday at only 1,299++ baht per person. For more information or table reservations, contact (038 ) 714 981 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th

Friday Night Carvery Roast and Saturday Seafood Buffet at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Meat lovers can now make a delicious start to the weekend at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya with weekly Friday Night Carvery Roast & Buffet at the resort’s stylish Twist restaurant. The highlight of the evening is a Live Carving Station featuring beautifully roasted Prime Pork Rib, Leg of Lamb, Farm Chicken, Seabass in Salt Crust and Cantonese Duck. Other dishes prepared a la minute include freshly cooked Italian favourites at the Live Pasta station, as well as a creamy Caesar Salad with Smoked Duck & Smoked Chicken prepared fresh in front of diners. Homemade soups set the stage for the timeless flavours of Thai and Western mains, including Roasted Chicken Red Curry with Roasted Pineapple and Braised Beef Cheek Bourguignon. Delectable desserts such as Blueberry Charlotte Mousse and Peanut Butter Mousse with Almond Crumble provide a suitably decadent way to round off the culinary adventure. . On Saturdays, the restaurant serves a spectacular seafood buffet with an array of different specials including Mussels, Sweet Cockles, Oysters, Blue Crab, White Prawn and Fresh Fish prepared using special recipes. hole Baked Seabass, Sautéed Blue Mussel with White Wine and Deep Fried Snapper. Twist Friday Night Carvery takes place from 6 p.m -10.30 pm and costs just THB 850++ per person. The Saturday Seafood Buffet takes place from 6 p.m -10.30 pm and costs just THB 999++ per person. Advanced reservations are recommended. To find out more about Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya, or to make a reservation 033 078 888, or email hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com.

For more information or reservation, call 038-253-000 or bkkhp_fb@ hilton.com or pattaya.hilton.com

Pick your Special Hours at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya kicks off an irresistible night at Thailand’s nightlife capital with its special Happy Hours promotion at Car Bar located right by the hotel’s lobby. Ready to welcome you to selected list of the bar’s flavorful signature cocktails from the teasinglynamed Adios Matherfocker, Siam Infinity, Strawberry Thief and the flaming SOS Flame. Starting from 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm and one more round from Midnight - 1 am For those who prefer to be on higher ground, choose to spend your happy hours at Sky Restaurant 24th Floor from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm and enjoy the classic list of Drinks or move up to Sky Bar on 27th Floor with a panoramic view of Pattaya Horizon. Start your Happy Hour a little before sunset from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm with second round of hypnotizing hours at Midnight until 1.00 am. For more information and reservation, contact Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya at 038 930 600 or fbd@siamatpattaya.com

Malaysian Favorites at Panorama, Royal Cliff Hotel Discover popular Malaysian Favourites at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gromain@royalcliff.com

For reservation contact fbsec@siamatpattaya.com or Tel. 038-930600

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

Satay Promotion at Breezeo, Royal Cliff Hotel Don’t miss out on trying our mouth-watering Satays in our popular beachfront restaurant, Breezeo - Be Yourself Dining. For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gro-main@ royalcliff.com

Have you tasted our signature handpulled ‘la mian’ noodles yet? at Dynasty, Cantonese Cuisine As anybody familiar with authentic Cantonese cuisine will know, noodles are an essential ingredient to any meal from this part of the world. At Dynasty restaurant, Chef Kongsun Sae-Liang and his team take pride in using traditional ‘la mian’ noodles which are made fresh by needing, pulling, twisting and stretching the dough from scratch. Located on the 24th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Dynasty restaurant lets you try these special noodles in a variety of different ways – with a range of meats, vegetables and Chinese delicacies all available, such as the ‘La Mian Noodles with “Charsiew” Charcoal Roasted BBQ Lacquered Pork’ or signature ‘Main lobster with La Mian topped with Shangai Sauce’. Please note that prices per dish start from THB 265++ and these a la carte selections are available as part of our lunch and dinner services. Perfect for family outings, shopping or work lunch-breaks and casual dinner with friends. Dynasty at Centara Grand CentralWorld is open daily from 11.30 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to 10:30 pm. For more information or reservation contact dining reservation at 02-1006255 or email at diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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A Look Back in 2017 @ Wine, Whisky & Sake Dinners… Reviewing restaurants is a tricky business, and it raises many issues. One of the questions we are constantly asked is why we don’t ever read a bad review. Well, a) we endeavour not to review bad restaurants! They are either recommended or we have eaten there ourselves, b) we want to promote and help the restaurants not damage its reputation and c) it is what we don’t say that speaks volumes and our more insightful readers detect this. Also, sometimes a memorable meal is more than just the food. Ambiance, the occasion and the company all contribute to happy memories. With all that in mind, here are some memorable bites from 2017. Wine dinners are gastro-staples in Pattaya giving the Chefs full reign for their gastronomic imagination combined with the perfect pairing of wines. However, during 2017 Mick and I have been hosted to some amazing dinners where in some cases, wine was eschewed for whisky and sake making for some surprising conclusions. Dicey Reilly’s pushed the envelope and conjured a tasting of the iconic and much loved Belvenie whisky married to a trio of courses to complement the spirit. Firstly though, a small tulip shaped glass “known as a nosing glass” arrived on the table. It traps the aromas in the bulbous bottom of the glass for perfect detection and pinpointing. The first course introduced roasted New Zealand mussels baked in parchment with herbs in a white butter sauce and the chosen whisky a “DoubleWood” 12-year-old single malt. Who knew roasted mussels and whisky would make such good friends? Not “any” whisky of course but this pedigree which has been matured in two wood types; a traditional oak cask and an European oak sherry cask, each stage affording its own special qualities to the malt. Smooth and oh, so mellow with a nutty sweetness and that underlying

lying Sherry flavour are now confirmed Balvenie admirers. Pork sous-vide with butter, herbs, carrot puree and tomato relish then hit the table with another wee gram, this time my favourite of the evening, a “Caribbean Cask” 14-year-old. This particular malt had been matured in traditional oak casks for many years and then finished in Caribbean casks that had previously held rum. The result is unbelievable, rich, sweet and creamy with a soft and lingering finish. Eaten with the buttery pork and a quite delicious tomato relish it was alike to a walk in the Highlands with a glass of Balvenie in hand. Lastly the Clan Leader was introduced – a “DoubleWood” 17-year-old single malt. It gains its name from having being matured in two distinct casks: a traditional whisky cask followed by a shorter period in an European Sherry cask. The taste is elegant and complex with shades of vanilla and honey with just a hint of green apples. Grilled lamb tenderloin with prune sauce proved the perfect partner to this aged gentlemen of the glen.

Dicey Reilly’s is located on Second Road, Pattaya next to the Avani Hotel and Royal Garden Plaza complex. Tel: 038 411 755 Open 08.00 am to Midnight.

The famous sake house of Kozaemon hosted a successful event where they presented nine of their most popular varieties while Beni Hana staged a culinary abundance of dishes prepared by their talented young chefs. Japan’s national drink has played a central role in Japanese life and culture for the past 2,000 years. It is sometimes referred to as “rice wine” but the brewing process is more similar to beer converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. Undiluted sake contains 18 – 20% ABV (although this is often lowered to 15% by adding water prior to bottling). This rich brewing tradition is probably one reason why the Japanese love their sake so much, so where better to hold this unique Sake Tasting event than at Benihana, Pattaya’s favourite teppanyaki steak house. So it was with much anticipation and enthusiasm that Mick and I headed out to the second

Level 34, Hilton Pattaya floor of the Royal Garden Plaza’s life style mall to enjoy this rare occurrence. Our welcome sake was a Junmai Umeshu Beni Nankoubai or plum liquer which provided an elegant almost sweet-sour sensation for a refreshing curtain raiser to the evening. Sesame lavash, a thin crunchy Middle Eastern treat together with nori chips and some wasabi nuts. A glass of the most premium sake, Junmai Daiginjo was then served with the pairing of French oysters, larb tuna tartar and Hamachi jalapenos which with their fusion characteristics made immediate friends. A selection of succulent sushi balls, takoyaki (octopus filled wheat balls) and salmon garnished sushi plus California and Tarmako Maki rolls were disappearing at a rapid rate with the next sake, a fragrant Junmai Ginjo Bizen Omachi. However, the star of this course was sushi frost, soft tender salmon was served on a bed of meringue and then “dry iced” to perfect frostiness. The next offering was another Ginjo #20 Mino-Mizunami

which we sipped and slurped with quite a few delicious chicken Yakitori sticks liberally drenched in the sweet umami sauce. This course also included a delightful osuimono soup a light fishy broth fashioned from dashi, water and sake and floated with a sweet poached prawn. The accompanying sake was a smooth Kirinzan which enhanced and complemented all the various flavours. The finale presented our Master Chef preparing us garlic fried rice and a teppanyaki premier quality beef. Knives (and eggs) were thrown, flipped, juggled, lobbed and pitched with skill resulting in a delicious bowl of rice and a perfectly grilled piece of beef before his wagon was ceremoniously wheeled to another table. Quite a performance and from the appreciative ovations and cheers that emanated from the surrounding areas we were not the only ones enjoying the Benihana magic. We had a “funtastic” evening, the food was top notch, the sakes more than interesting and of course proved the perfect accompaniment to the


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Japanese cuisine. Benihana scores on so many levels having creating a totally distinctive ambiance where the preparation of the food is driven by the prowess and skill of its highly trained staff who not only produce the product but entertain, surprise and amuse along the way. It’s a culinary circus, a foodie playground and a piece of gastronomic theatre that hits all the right spots. Benihana is located on 2nd Floor, Royal Garden Plaza, Second Road, Pattaya. Tel: (038) 412 420 Ext.1395 or visit www. benihana-of-tokyo.com for full menu and prices.

Mantra Bar & Restaurant has set the benchmark for global cuisine since its opening over ten years ago. It consistently ranks in the top restaurants of the city and deserves its enviable reputation for serving unswerving quality in an ambiance of contemporary elegance. Chic, stylish and unique it works hard to maintain its position in Pattaya’s gastro circles. Exclusive culinary (and musical) events take place regularly especially wine dinners where the skills of their Executive Chef, and his brigade, make for a memorable evening. The latest culinary event featured

a trio of alcoholic potions paired with a gourmet 8-course dinner. The first pouring of the evening featured a most unusual sparkling Sake, Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Happou Nigpri. A first for most people gathered at the bar as it most certainly was for us. For an exciting aperitif it fitted the bill perfectly and accompanied by Mussel Ceviche and a Wagyu Yakitori it proved an innovative opening and a portent of what was to come. Once seated in the restaurant the first appetiser was served, a Salmon Mi Cuit. Literally meaning “half cooked” it was a gem of a dish. The translucent salmon with its decadent texture had been prepared with a combination of heat and salt to ensure that although served chilled, this delightful fish was anything but raw. Served on a bed of goats’ cheese and leek risotto plus tiny slivers of beetroot gastrique (prepared in a sweet and sour sauce) it was a heavenly dish. Just a little more and alas the bottom of my plate appeared, I could have licked it clean! The wine paring was a New Zealand Marlborough 2016 Matua Sauvignon Blanc. This crisp, fresh young wine, from one of our favourite areas of New Zealand, escorted this first course admirably.

The next pour was a 2016 Rawson’s Retreat Chardonnay from Australia. A very dry wine with a slight oaky finish it bravely ushered the next course of spiced Butternut Broth. A deeply comforting broth loaded with coconut cream, chilli oil and lobster dumplings plus an intriguing underlying tang of Thai curry. Kudos to the kitchen for these perfectly executed union of flavours. Moving along the next dish extolled the extravagance of Foie Gras. It had been treated to a burnished glaze of Miso and attended by pan fried duck and a selection of vanilla stewed fruit. It was oohing and aahing all the way. I loved every morsel, it was a perfect plate of food and the fig, prune and apricot were especially luscious. I’d buy a barrel of them if I could. Paired with this elegant dish a ‘Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir 2011 from Chile an enjoyable wine, quite delicate with a rounded raspberry fruit finish which accompanied the richness of the foie gras quite suitably. Now Mick and I are not particular fans of the fruity sorbets that appear before the main course but Chef had veered from convention, turned it on its head and fashioned a palate refresher into a Michelin starred

event. He had created a balsamic Gazpacho Granita par excellance crowned with a small portion of caviar. The tiny crystals of tomato, cucumber and bell peppers bounced and zinged in the mouth for a complete cleanse of the palate. It was now time for the main event, Australian Lamb Rack with its culinary cohorts of roast garlic, a truly luscious deep magenta red onion marmalade, it was sticky, sweet and addictive. We have to confess here that we were reaching our satiation point and sadly could not do full justice to that tender, blushing cutlet but we certainly enjoyed every tasty forkful and together with the rich, fruity, Sicilian Merlot (2014 Surya Nero d’Avola Merlot IGT) the

course was a massive hit. Having bemoaned the fact we couldn’t squeeze in another morsel, dessert then hit the table. Who in their right mind couldn’t find space for a Baked Alaska? Italian silky meringue had been cloaked with Tiramisu ice cream and sweet raspberries and was perfected by a glass of Mars Whisky Iwai which had been aged in bourbon, sherry and wine barrels. Absolute bliss and a spectacular conclusion to an exquisite 8-course meal of gastronomic delights. Open daily from 6.00 pm till l.00 am. (The bar opens at 5.00 pm). Tel: (038) 429 591 or visit www.mantra-pattaya. com.

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Koh Samui SOG SYNC II MULTI-TOOL Multi-tools work best when they're easily accessible. Doubling as a stainless steel belt buckle, the Sog Sync II Multi-Tool is always within arms reach. The device securely fits multiple belt widths but can be detached with just one hand. When unfolded, you'll see the most commonly used 11 components, which include everything from pliers to a straight blade. For those drawstring days, it can also be clipped onto a boot or backpack.

BOSCH MAX FLEXICLICK 5-IN-1 DRILL

Its compact size makes it ideal for carrying from job to job, but its the innovative FlexiClick system that lets the Bosch 12V Max FlexiClick Drill replace a case full of tools. With a single click, it goes from being a standard driver with magnetic bit holder to one with a keyless chuck, locking bit holder, an offset angle, or any of the above but at a right angle. This versatility lets it tackle far more jobs than a standard drill alone, and the included carrying case keeps all the attachments at arms reach.

BOSE SLEEPBUDS Bose makes some of the best noisecanceling headphones in the business. Now they're applying those skills to help you sleep. These tiny earpieces use noise-isolating tips to help drown out unwanted noise, and a library of pre-loaded soothing sounds to mask any remaining disturbances. Three sizes of tips ensure a comfortable fit, a charging case ensures they're juiced up, and a companion app lets you customize settings like volume, your preferred sounds, and alarms.

LOVE HULTEN CARY42 CONSOLE

Inspired by attachĂŠ cases, the Cary42 is a portable game console from Love Hulten that comes with 100 classic games. The case is handcrafted from solid American walnut and opens to an old-school two-player gaming console complete with panels in satin grey and black and white buttons. It can also store over 10,000 emulated games that you can add through a USB connection. Limited to 50 units.

Koh Samui is the third biggest island in Thailand, after Phuket, the largest, and Koh Chang, Koh Samui was once one of the richist islands in the world in terms of natural resources, where locals survived easily on fishing and farming, and enjoyed all the bounties of the sea, mountains and waterfalls. Then, some 30 years ago, backpackers and free-loving hippies discovered it, and gradually but surely news of the tropical paradise spread. Tourists were drawn to the island, so were investors, ready to cash in on a destination that would clearly turn a profit. Samui was to be turned not only into hippy's ides of a dream island, but everyone's dream island instead. As roads were laid, infrastructure built and hotels designed, Samui was ready for a whole new era: as a dream vacation for all. The island plays the role well. In spite of its almost hurried growth, with luxury hotels, fine dining outlets, spas and night life joints mushrooming all over the island, Samui also continues to provide the visitor with boundless natural beauty, coupled with all the fun-filled activities that any holiday should include: nature trekking, swimming at the waterfalls and hiking though the forests are just some of the outdoor fun to be had there. Visitors can also glimpse the island's rich local culture. As for getting to the island, Bangkok Airways provides an extensive network of flights, connecting by air all the major cities of the region. Do There are a wide range of activities to be found on Koh Samui. Sign up for island hopping to the neighbouring islands, a one-day trip that covers the famous five rock islands plus the swallow nest cave. The Five Islands' package comes with food too or else take a ferry from Bo Phut or Nathon pier to Angthong National Marine Park, and discover 42 islands for sightseeing, snorkeling and kayaking. Visit to the natural stone bridge at Koh Sam Sao, and the amazing emerÂŹald lagoon at Koh Mae Koh. Koh Hin Dub, with the longest beach, is considered the most beautiful island of all. For those who would prefer to keep to land though, rent a motorcycle, car or the local song-taew (red minibus) and enjoy a spot of beach driving. Check the rental rates with your hotel when getting a minibus to the picturesque Bang Rak, Choengmon, Chaweng, Lamai and Laem Set. Stop over at Koh Tan for sunbathing and swimming. There are several waterfalls in Koh Samui, with Na Muang Waterfalls (10 kilometres from Nathon) considered the island's most beautiful. There are actually two waterfalls: Na Muang I, at 18 metres high and accessible by car, and Na Muang II, at 80 metres high, and reached by a 30-minute walk. While Na Muang I is small, it nevertheless has historical significance, having been visited by several Thai Kings: King Rama V, VII and King Bhumibol. Today, it is also one of the island's water sources. The mummified monk (Luang Pho Dang, the exabbot of Wat Kunaram) is a must-see on Samui. Renowned amongst his disciples and Buddhists, Luang Pho Dang is also re-

membered for his serious meditation practice. After his death, his body did not decompose, and has been kept in a glass casket in accordance with his last request - to inspire the younger generation to embrace Buddhist teachings. The Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) is however the most popular attraction. A sacred temple of the local people, here The Big Buddha statue sits 15 metres tall on the hill. The statue was built in 1972 by the local community, to provide visitors with a place to pay respect. The Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks (Hin Ta Hin Yai) comprise a famous rock formation depicting the male and female sex organs. In contrast to nature's own erotic display here, the spot is rather tranquil and beautiful, with a turquoise-blue pool nearby. Eat Eat, drink and be merry, as no visit to Koh Samui would be complete without experiencing at least some of the island's many fine dining outlets and award-winning restaurants, including: Art Cafe by June, formerly About Art & Craft, a vegan-friendly bistro (serving both meat and vegetarian options) and healthy bakery. The Cliff Bar & Grill, fusion of European-Mediterranean cuisine delights just as much as the venue's location - overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the bay and Elephant Rocks. For a view to remember, try also the award-winning Dining on the Rocks, but only if money is no object! The Page, a smart conceptual design beachfront restaurant, serves western and Thai fusion dishes. The Pier, a chic chill-out bar and restaurant, is known for having a great atmosphere, and the mood is kept romantic thanks to the venue's splendid sunset views. Prego, meanwhile, is one of the finest Italian restaurants on the isle, and is famous for its authentic pizza and home-made pasta. Great prices and services also. Red Snapper, an award-winning Mediterranean restaurant at the Chaweng Regent resort, features creative cuisine, live band and a chilled out ambience, with both indoor and alfresco seating. Or try local flavours at: Krua Chao Baan at a beach south of Lamai, or Bang Por Seafood on Bang Por Beach. Play The liveliest road in Koh Samui is Chaweng Beach Road. At noon, there are plenty of shops, fast-food and international dining options, but at dusk the road takes on a whole new look: with vibrant beats and colourful lights. Soi Green Mango is a hub of nightlife spots, including: The Ark Bar, Mint Bar, Jungle Club, The Reggae Pub, Solo Bar, Sound Club and the famous hillside Q Bar. And for anyone who is looking for a more chilled out ambience, head out for Fisherman's Village. Or else lie back on a daybed and sip a cocktail at The Sunset Terrace Lounge at Nikki Beach, a world-famous beach club concept with a fusion of dining, fashion, music and entertainment.


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BMW 430i Convertible For All Seasons Wind in Your Hair BMW Two-Door Four-Seat Hardtop Cabriolet

Design: The 430i convertible looks like no other Bavarian “Beemer”. Seen from the outside it has a coupé typical low, elongated roofline. First glance, simply stunning in “Sunset by John K. Lindgren Orange” paint job with the roof up looking like a sleek, sporty two-door motorcar. But with a push of a button in a mesmerizing technical show the three-piece complex folding mechanism makes the roof disappear into the trunk in 20 seconds. More styling highlights the 19 inch jet black alloys. Compared to the baby brother 3 series, the 430i is lower, longer and wider. “The BMW classic long wheelbase with short overhangs, the long engine bonnet and the set-back passenger compartment convey sporty elegance and dynamics” says the Bavarian Motor Works chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk. Note the new state-of the art lighting system with new cats eye LED head lights and fog lights in the front. The rear brake light cluster boasts LED technology, as well. On the sculpted side panel above the chrome fender vent the badge spells it out: Luxury Line indicating the high specification of this model. Interior: Maximum comfort and exclusive aesthetics. Call it German automotive form & function. The dashboard boasts logical control layout and classy materials. Our test vehicle with coral red Dakota leather providing excellent bolstering and comfort surprisingly even in the rear. There's double stitching, wood and carbon fibre accents all meticulously crafted. The cockpit design is driver oriented and loaded with user friendly features such as: Driver assistance package with one of the best HD back up cameras and BMW's iDrive connectivity with navigation plus a multitude of BMW apps and highquality sound system. Engine: Under the hood (bonnet) lurks the in-line 4-cylinder twin power turbo petrol motor displacing just 2.0 liters but pumping 252 horse power and 350 Nm of torque (pulling power). Rear wheel drive mated to a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic propels this BMW hard-top cabriolet too 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. Top speed 250 clicks. Petrol (gasoline) consumption in combined mode 15.3 km/l. Auto start/stop (idle-stop) function which BMW calls Efficient Dynamics: Less Emissions. More Driving Pleasure. Drive: After spending two days and one night in the vehicle I was truly impressed. Acceleration, road holding and ride quality impeccable. Pin-sharp steering and expertly tuned suspension including the powerful and smooth

brakes. Tons of driving enjoyment, especially in the (S) Sport mode with that throaty sound track. Driving home after midnight under clear skies from Mike's Supercars garage with roof and windows down. Wind in my hair all the way from Taling Chan, Thonburi across the river, Sathorn, Rama IV road Express Way (Easy Pass) to Kaset/ Nawamin, Ramintra and Foodland – for more fresh black coffee. The ultimate convertible driving experience in Bangkok. What a ride! Verdict: Every luxury car brand must have a convertible in it's model selection. This includes Bayerische Motoren Werke and the 4 Series is a case in point. Sleek design, metal folding roof and four seats. Just don't call it “tin-top”. Hard top sounds better. The BMW convertible is a fabulous looking machine roof up or down. You it step on it - and it goes the. Some call it ”The Ultimate Driving Machine”. BMW 430i Luxury Line Engine: 4-cylinder 2.0-liter twin power turbo Transmission: 8-speed auto, RWD Power output: 252 hp Torque: 350 Nm 0-100 kph: 6,3 sec Max speed: 250 kph Fuel consumption (combined): 15.3 km/ liter Price: 3.959 million baht www.bmw.co.th

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Eating healthier, exercise more, and perhaps going to beauty clinic for makeover are probably the most common New Year’s resolutions for many people. One of the conventional therapy that has been the talk of the town is ‘Chelation’.

What about it? Before going into scientific detail, there is a reason why the name was given as ‘Chelation’. The word is derived from the Greek ‘chele’ which means clawing- yes, like the one of a scorpion or crab used to catch things. This makes sense because that is exactly what chelation does. Its concept is to grab the undesirable and excess metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc, plutonium, and manganese and excretes from the body through the urine. This can be done involving chelation agent called EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid). This organic compound was firstly used in 1940s for heavy metal poisoning detoxification. Nonetheless, it was later found that its ability is countless. The results from the study called “Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy” (TACT), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, statistically showed that it can be an alternative cure for an expensive coronary artery bypass surgery. This can be achieved due to the fact that the synthetic amino acid can decrease the amount of calcium absorption in the bloodstream which will ultimate form the plaque or fatty deposits in arteries wall, so-called “atherosclerosis” heart problem, blocking the circulation. In addition, the therapy is the option for people who are healing from radiation and chemotherapy as it reduces inflammation and pain. This approach is also the solutions for diabetic complications, hypertension and depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, memory and cognitive disorders, and autoimmune disease. by Dr Natnicha Loichuen

Help reverse the premature aging effect? As another extra benefit, the action of antioxidant can diminish the fine lines at the corner of the smile and eyes by removing calcium from the soft tissues like skin and put it back into the bones where it belongs. This calcium deposition is the root of pale, hard, wrinkled look of aging called “calcinosis”. For the best result, the practitioners usually add vitamins and minerals to the EDTA solution to maintain the materials at the optimal level for the human health. Check if you may need ‘Chelation’ As you have read along, you might be questioning why would someone like me, who do not live or work in the polluted or contaminated area, needs chelation. Should it be rare circumstance? The answer is NO. Everyone actually has potential risk with heavy metal toxicity at some degree. For example, mercury which is one of ionic substance that serves no function in the body is naturally filling up in your teeth, in large amounts, it causes poisoning. Other typical sources are from vaccination, drinking alcohol, consuming non-organic or GMO food, and eating farm-raised fish or processed foods containing synthetic ingredients and additives. However, children, pregnant women, and patients with heart and kidney failure should not have chelation therapy at any dose. How does it work? Generally, the process of chelation is performed by the insertion of intravenous (IV) around the hand or arm to administer liquid EDTA into bloodstream. Each session can take several hours to complete and most patients need between 5-30 sessions. The frequency of therapy can be around 1-3 times per week. The procedure is similar to other kinds of injections. It should not be painful but it is possible to feel some burning, redness, or swelling at the infusion site. It requires no recovery time and so most patients are free to drive themselves home and resume their day. To be noted, it is report that some people need to go to the bathroom more often; nevertheless, this should be favorable since it means heavy metals already leave the body. Visit NICHA CLINIC Beauty & Beyond today to consult with our doctor for this complementary treatment. It can be another chance to restore your health balance and prevent illness for your coming fabulous 2018! NICHA CLINIC Beauty & Beyond is located on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). For 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. Other anti-ageing treatments at NICHA CLINIC include Botox, Filler, Thread lifting, and Thermage. With FDA approved equipment and professional teams under ethical environment, NICHA CLINIC is led by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen who is qualified from the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine and has experiences over 12 years. NICHA CLINIC has earned trusts from the patients in many countries namely USA, Australia, Russia, Germany, Netherland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Brazil, Israel, and India. Therefore, NICHA CLINIC would have profound understanding of the positive state of true beauty and personal well-being.

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Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. Elisa soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

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Healthier Happy You New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Each January, roughly one in three people resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, studies have previously found. It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you've swept up the confetti, but it's not impossible. This year, pick one of the following worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Losing Weight The fact that this is perennially among the most popular resolutions suggests just how difficult it is to commit to. But you can succeed if you don’t expect overnight success. If you want results yesterday, when desperation mode will kicks in. Be mindful of the valley of quick cures. Also, plan for bumps in the road. Use a food journal to keep track of what you eat and have a support system in place. "Around week four to six...people are known to become excuse mills. This is why it’s important to have someone there on a

regular basis to get you through those rough times. Personal trainers and fitness professional are there to help, avail of them. Stay Connected Feel like old friends or family have fallen by the wayside? It’s good for your health to reconnect with them. Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t. In fact, a lack of social bonds can damage your health as much as alcohol abuse and smoking, and even more than obesity and lack of exercise. In a technology-fixated era, it’s never been easier to stay in touch, so rejuvenate your relationship with friends and family. Fire up social media aps and google maps and follow up with in-person visits.

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fairness-fitness-finery The 9 best beauty trends to look forward to in 2018

Vol. 06 No. 01 | Jan 1-15, 2018

by Jessica Migala

Spa and Fitness Promotions Delight your senses with new ‘Sakura Spa Secrets’ at Spa Cenvaree Spa Cenvaree’s new ‘Sakura Spa Secrets’ has been specifically designed to delight the senses while providing 120 minutes of all-over body bliss. The result will leave your muscles relaxed, your skin feeling cleansed and your mind rejuvenated. With the Sakura Spa Secrets program, your experience includes: • Foot Cleansing Ritual • Sakura Body Scrub • Sakura body Massage • Complimentary Refreshment These 2-hour sessions, priced at 2,568 baht net are currently available at Spa Cenvaree, located on the 26th floor at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. Anybody who books can also enjoy a free 30-minute session in the spa’s luxurious hydro facilities, including a steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. For more information and to make reservations, call 02100-1234 ext. 6511, 6516 or email: spacgcw@chr.co.th

The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage This year is going to feature bold and glowing skin, shorter hairstyles, and lots of nail art. In short: It’s going to be gorgeous. Trends come and go, no doubt. And the way to make sure that you never look dated in your photos on social media — or, you know, real life — is to make them work for you. That might mean skipping some trends entirely, toning them down from what you’d see on the runway, or taking a risk and jumping with both feet in to experiment with something new. We asked experts in hair and makeup what trends they think are going to be new for 2018, and what’s still going strong from 2017. And who knows, maybe these will inspire you to change up your look, give you the fresh start you’re in need of, or break the beauty “rules.” Here, nine of-the-now beauty trends you should think about trying. They can even help streamline your makeup routine and make styling your hair easier and more effortless, too. Wins all around. This is what you’ll be seeing next year! 1. Bold lips and eyes will continue going strong In 2017, eyes and lips received the bold treatment: strong liners, full lashes, and full lips. That strong look will remain popular in 2018. Bonus: You look healthier when you have big, open eyes and lips. We all have had trends that make us all look like fashion victims, but this look will always be young and fresh. You don’t have to go all out to do it, either. Try a bold eyeliner paired with soft, simple lips. Swipe a colored mascara on the bottom lashes. In the day, a bold eye might work; at night, when you’re feeling more adventurous, doing both bold eyes and lips might be fun and daring. 2. Skin will be hydrated and dewy — Not matte For a time, matte skin was in. Not for long. A lot of women are complaining about how the matte trend is drying everyone out, especially in winter when skin is already parched. Not only can jumping on this trend help you avoid possible dryness and flakiness, but a well-hydrated complexion boasts plumper-looking skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Opt for crème or gel highlighters for a dose of a youthful glow, and shy away from powders, which will only accentuate dryness.

The upshot: Once you know how, it’s so easy to style it yourself at home. Before you leave from getting a new cut, ask your stylist for their pro tips. 4. Another twist on the bob — the blunt bob — is also here A bit of a twist on the lob that we’ll also be seeing in 2018: the blunt bob. Though it may recall the ’90s, the new bob is above the shoulders and is all one length. One bonus: The straight cut makes hair look thicker. If you want to give it a truly modern twist, Heaps suggests asking your stylist to "notch" into your ends and finish up with a razor to soften the edges

Enjoy a truly relaxing sixty minutes of “Ultimate Therapeutic Massage” at Aisawan Spa. Begin with a sensual foot ritual, followed by a thirty minute foot massage before concluding with a thirty minute traditional Thai body massage. This package is specially created for those who have office syndrome symptoms. The key benefits include the improvisation of blood circulation, better joint mobility and reduction of tension in the muscles. This exclusive spa experience is available from 1st January until 31st March 2018, priced at THB 650++ per person. For advance reservations, call 038 411 940-8 or email us at aisawanspa@ pullmanpattayahotelg.com

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5. Textured hair, like beachy waves, will stick around Beachy waves, which have followed the ombre hair color trend for a couple years, will still reign. You can get this carefree texture at home with a curling iron, but you may just have to try a new, different technique than you’re used to. The great news about this style (and the reason it continues to be popular) is that you don’t have to do it perfectly, making it way easier to master.

Indulge your senses with a soothing warm cocoa butter massage which will flush out impurities and revitalize your skin. Treat yourself to this relaxing 60-minute indulgence that uses a rich blend of Cocoa butter and Vanilla essential oil that will leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated!

6. Complexions will be glowy and light-reflective The bold, strong look may be in, but so is lightreflective, glowy skin. Pro tip: Unless you work in a creative industry, save the shimmer and glitter for nighttime.

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7. Rather than highlights, color melts will be in Rather than going for typical highlights, ask your colorist for color melts, which are highlights that blend into your base color. Think darker on top and fading lighter towards the ends. The goal here is to add shades of color, lending locks a sun-kissed look. It’s extremely versatile, too — you can go for color melts if you have blond, red, or brown hair. This is especially wearable if you’re also amping up texture with beachy waves. 8. Men will keep styles short and clean, with a twist In terms of what guys will be wearing, their styles are going to be far-reaching. Hairstyles for men will range from short and clean to long and tousled. While they may still opt for classic styles, they also want to add modern touches without adding much effort or upkeep. That’s why you’ll see low drop fades, added layers, lots of texture, and looser side parts.

3. Shoulder-length 'lobs' are still in style The “lob,” or long bob, is going to continue to be big. When you bring it up above the shoulder, you get volume on top and it’s a lot easier to blow-dry. Shorter haircuts are not just for old ladies anymore! The only catch is that, ideally, you’d go back into the salon to get the shape freshened up every six weeks.

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9. Nail art with dynamic geometric designs will be big Get ready to flash an impressive mani this year. It’s not enough to have one color donning your nails, now you need varied colors — and multiple designs. Geometric nails are one of the top trends for 2018, according to Pinterest, which recently unveiled their top 100 forecast in beauty, health, and lifestyle categories. Think black and white, geometric lines, negative space nails, and nail art. Get ready for your nails to be your canvas for the ultimate in self-expression!

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s it enters its Jubilee Year, Cambridge Tutors College London – better known as CTC – is broadening its Thailand links through exciting new initiatives under the expert leadership of Dr Chris Drew and his team. This year will see closer relationships with top Thai educational establishments, as well as with international STEM-focused educational organizations, resulting in new, co-developed courses that fit well with the specific needs of Thai students and their families. 2018 is also the year that CTC will welcome its first Thai full-scholarship student. CTC is an international independent sixth form college that sets and maintains high academic performance standards. Since 2000, 81 percent of all A-Level grades have been A*-B – demonstrating the excellent quality of education delivered by CTC’s highly-qualified and respected body of Tutors. Students are expected to fully commit to their studies and are supported through the UCAS process to ensure they receive offers from their first-choice universities, and ever since 1958, the college has tutored students to study at the top universities in the UK - including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE and Imperial. The College’s adult-focused learning environment is driven by tutorial teaching. An average class size of six ensures that each and every student gets maximum support from their specialist subject tutors – both in lessons and in weekly one-to-one appointments. The extra-curricular

program then further develops a student’s academic English and subject knowledge. CTC’s curriculum may be challenging, but its learning environment is flexible: The College offers a two-year and 18 months A-Level programme, a pre-sixth form GCSE course and a pre-sixth form English Language Preparation course with specific subject study opportunities. This coming September 2018 CTC will offer the NCUK Foundation course – an exciting addition to the portfolio, and one that fits well with many Asian students’ academic planning. CTC is located next to attractive parkland in a leafy suburb environment, yet is just twenty minutes from the heart of London - students can directly experience one of the world’s most vibrant, cultural and historical cities without suffering the stresses and strains – and costs! – of inner-city living. Mainline stations are just five minutes’ walk away,

and there is easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, especially when using the College’s own Airport Pick-up Service. Students’ learning and development is not restricted to purely classroom activities. Ease of access to London, Brighton and beyond means that students enjoy regular weekend and evening cultural/social outings; popular sports include football, basketball, badminton, table tennis and tennis. Sports sessions are run weekly, with regular in-house tournaments throughout the year allowing students to develop leadership and team-building skills. Turning now to Thailand: The College has worked for many years with the Thai Embassy who have sent many students to CTC, and the Director of the College Alumni Program – former Headmaster,

David Wilson – has made Thailand his home. This academic year, the College is forging a close working relationship with the famous Amnuay Silpa School in Bangkok, and was the proud Platinum sponsors of one of the school’s “Formula 1 in Schools” competitive teams: Team Pursuit Racing. F1 in Schools has rightly been called “The Oscars of STEM competitions”, and the Amnuay Silpa teams – total newcomers to the competition – managed to win three awards on their first attempt. As fantastic result. CTC understands that the global education market is changing, and that not all international students will have the time or other resources to commit to a full A-Level course, so has placed itself at the forefront of Continued on page 4/24


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Rights of an Alleged Offender / Defendant in a Criminal Matter A criminal case is a lawsuit brought by a prosecutor employed by the local government which charges a person with the commission of a crime, or by an individual who claims to have been damaged by a criminal act. The claims are usually made at a police station. In Thailand, criminal cases are divided into two categories. 1. Criminal cases that cannot be compromised or settled are initiated by government prosecutors. These are criminal cases that affect the public peace or causes harm to society, the security of the country, are a threat to life or physical well-being, or to public or personal property. This includes serious crimes such as dealing with drugs, deforestation, illegal gambling and corruption. 2. Criminal cases that can be compromised. These are criminal cases that do not affect public peace. They are offenses that affect an individual or a group of individuals. Some of these criminal cases include trademark infringement, defamation by slandering or libel, revealing trade secrets, committing fraud, cheating a creditor, embezzlement, trespassing, copyright matters, etc. The victim must personally file a complaint within the three-month statute of limitations, which runs from the date of knowing the crime and the recognition of the suspect. Investigation Stage During this stage, the police will conduct the initial investigation, interview witnesses, collect evidences, and issue a police report. The alleged offender has the following rights: • The alleged offender is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a responsible doubt. • To have a lawyer represent them in a criminal matter without going through the investigating and prosecuting stage. A judge will consider the case from the evidences and witness’ statements. If the judge decides that there is a sufficient factual basis, he will stamp a seal accepting the case for prosecution. The suspect will then defend himself in court. (From this point, he is referred to as the defendant.) If the judge decides that there is an insufficient factual basis, he will dismiss the case. • To meet and consult with his lawyer in private. The accused may make a written or oral request to a policeman

to meet his lawyer at a police station. The suspect will have to name the lawyer with whom he wants to meet. An alleged offender who cannot afford a lawyer will have a lawyer provided to him at no cost. • For foreigners, it is their right to have an interpreter provided by the police or court to translate or explain the legal procedures. • To have a lawyer present with them throughout the investigation stage. • To bail. The alleged offender can post bail himself or it can be done by a relative, his lawyer or a bailsman. The person requesting bail must submit a written request to the investigating officer, who will ask for particular additional documents. The results of the bail review shall be announced within 24 hours. Court Stage The Defendant has the following rights: • The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a responsible doubt. • The defendant has one month to appeal to the Appeal Court or to the Supreme Court. This time begins from the day that the judgment is read. The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is discretionary and not all appealed cases are accepted by the Supreme Court. • In case the defendant cannot afford a lawyer and the potential penalty includes imprisonment, or if the defendant is less than eighteen years old, the court may appoint lawyers for the case at no cost to the defendant. (Reference: Thai Law for Foreigner)

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Business News Manathai Koh Samui named Best Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts Luxury Island Resort in Thailand at signs new Manila property World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017

Thai boutique collection, Manathai Hotels and Resorts proudly announced that its Manathai Koh Samui was voted Best Luxury Island Resort at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017. The prestigious accolade was given during a gala dinner event hosted at the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Chatri Rattanarangsri, the resort’s executive assistant manager

said: “This recognition confirms what we continuously strive to achieve at Manathai. It’s our guests – past, present and future – who define what a luxury boutique stay really is. To receive such international approval is therefore high praise indeed.” Manathai Koh Samui is a unique lifestyle resort located right by the golden sands of Lamai Beach. The hotel’s modern design

includes touches of colonial heritage to create an understated sense of sophistication that’s boutique in terms of its character as well as its personal approach to guest experiences. The relaxed but elegant seaside escape is set in expansive, beautifully landscaped gardens with two stunning swimming pools and a choice of appealing restaurants and bars.

Goodyear announced intelligent tire trial, expands fleet management solution

A long-time leader in tire management for racing, trucking and aircraft fleets, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is now applying its expertise to a fleet of semi-autonomous electric cars. Goodyear announced that it is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tires to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its growing fleet. “We want to build the future, not just observe or read about it,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer. “As the new mobility ecosystem continues to take shape, we are taking steps to match the pace of technical

change in the transportation industry and develop tire innovations that meet the intelligence of the vehicles riding on them.” “When you are operating cars nearly 24/7/365, minimizing tire incidents is critical to the customer experience and the business model,” said Rahul Sonnad, Tesloop’s CEO. “The possibilities for data-driven tire diagnostics are remarkable and promise to help a business like Tesloop operate more efficiently and make our vehicles the safest on the road.” Tesloop operates a fleet of Teslas that average up to 17,000 miles per vehicle, per month. Its highest-mileage vehicle, a Tesla Model S in operation since 2015, recently exceeded 300,000

service miles. Goodyear has been working with Tesloop since January 2017 to study the effect of autonomous technologies on tires. Goodyear’s effort with Tesloop builds on its successful commercialization of Goodyear Proactive Solutions for truck fleets, using advanced telematics and predictive analytics technology to allow fleet operators to optimize fuel efficiency and precisely identify and resolve tire-related issues before they happen. In addition to its fleet management offerings, Goodyear is also working with automakers to provide tire information to vehicle control systems to enhance safety and

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has signed a new property in Manila, expanding its portfolio in the Philippines to three properties strong, and marking another milestone in the company’s Asian expansion strategy. Due to open in Q4 2021, Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Quezon City will feature a combination of 350 contemporary hotel rooms and suites and 250 stylish residences. All 600 units will offer state-of-the-art technology and upscale amenities, making the hotel ideal for both short and extended stays in Quezon City. Located in Metro Manila, and featuring a business centre and extensive meeting space, the modern hotel is expected to appeal to leisure and corporate guests, as well as groups. "The Philippines, which is emerging as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, is a target development market as we continue our expansion drive across Asia," said Andrew Langdon, global chief development officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. "Manila has been on our radar for some time and Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Quezon City, located in one of the country’s more important commercial centres, affords us the perfect opportunity to leverage the capital’s growing prosperity while showcasing our Swiss hospitality style and exceptional facilities.” Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Quezon City will feature two upscale restaurants serving Chinese and international cuisine respectively, plus a chic rooftop restaurant and bar boasting panoramic views, which is tipped to become one of Quezon City’s most popular nightspots. Property highlights also include a swimming pool and fitness centre, plus four function rooms and a large pillar-free ballroom, all fitted with the latest audio-visual technology and designed to host sucessful conferences, conventions, product launches or social events. The hotel is just 17 km from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Philippines' main international gateway, offering direct connections to and from major cities including London, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts currently operates two upscale hotels in the Philippines: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu and the recently opened Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay.

performance. Helsel added, “Goodyear is breaking new ground with the combination of fleet management

expertise, intelligent products, and a vast service network to deliver complete solutions for the future of mobility.”


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Cambridge Tutors College London short-term course development. A range of flexible courses, launched in September 2017, offers students and schools the opportunity to develop their academic English within a solid framework of a specific course. There is also a successful one-term GCSE taster experience offered to schools for up to 30 students at a time, and a Summer School opportunity. More courses will be announced over the months ahead, with a strong emphasis on STEM and

medical-based courses. Already in the planning stage is a tailor-made STEM-oriented Summer School for students of Amnuay Silpa. This program will align with the Thai summer vacation period of early May, will offer a full-immersion English language experience, and will focus strongly on applied IT and mathematics skills – all in keeping with CTC and Amnuay Silpa School’s shared focus on Innovation, Leadership, Critical Thinking and Entrepreneurial Spirit. CTC is a truly international college. It welcomes students from all around the world, not least from the Far East, where longer-established student sources such as Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar are now being joined by Hong Kong, Singapore and The Philippines, thus further enriching the international-student study, social and living environment. International students also benefit from mixing with local, London area students at the College, Dr Chris Drew - Principal, CTC London

and vice versa. For international students, CTC London offers a homeaway-from-home. The College understands the natural anxieties that its international students - who may be leaving their home country and family for the first time - might have, and offers a friendly, safe, secure and comfortable living environment for the students, through either homestay or boarding options. Homestay students have the opportunity to live with a carefully chosen local family while studying at the college. This is an excellent ‘full-immersion’ UK experience, and most homestay students settle in very quickly; for students who prefer the company of a peer-group community in a more sheltered setting, our new boarding provision (for up to 50 students) is just a short walk from the College campus. It offers high quality accommodation, and all rooms have en-suite facilities. Last but not least, the College was awarded the highest rating in a recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report who recognised the exceptional teaching and welfare offered at CTC. Cambridge Tutors College London is currently open for

applications for the September 2018 and January 2019 intakes, as well as for short courses in April and for Summer School. For direct enquiries, please email

admissions@ctc.ac.uk or apply online at https://www.ctc.ac.uk/ en/admissions/apply-online/ and the CTC local Thai team will happily assist you further.


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Business News Terada Susumu appointed Ascott Thailand announces the Link General Manager of Brighton Club Top Booker Award Winners 2017 Grand Hotel Pattaya Thitirat Ditpanya, Ascott’s Brighton Hotel Group, has announced the appointment of Terada Susumu as general manager of Brighton Grand Hotel Pattaya. Terada is a Japanese national with 33 years experience in tourism and hospitality. He started his career as sales executive for a travel agency in Japan, and progressed through several key positions in sales and marketing throughout the organisation, during which time he was stationed in Hong Kong for two years, Singapore for 13 years and Bangkok for 13 years. In 2007, Terada moved into the hotel sector. Initially he had a senior position at Bangkok’s Baiyoke Sky Hotel, and his most recent appointment was as general manager at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel, also in Bangkok. Brighton Grand Hotel Pattaya is a new five-star hotel located on Na Klua Road between Na Klua 23 and 25. The hotel is a 30-storey structure with 448 guest rooms, and with room space ranging from 32 sqm to 300 sqm. Over 80 percent of the rooms are sea view, where guests can enjoy views of Pattaya Bay, Bali Hai Pier, Sanctuary of Truth, and the city’s shoreline. Design and decoration of the hotel has been undertaken under the concept of “Reflection of the Sea”, combining elements of the natural marine environment and the ultra-modern Pattaya City. The Brighton Grand Hotel Pattaya concept is to deliver a luxury resort experience that will brighten up the days of each guest and make them feel they are living at home, with a totally welcoming ambience and all five-star services.

Experience decadent delights with Royal Cliff’s new executive pastry chef Royal Cliff Hotels Group welcomed its new Executive Pastry Chef, Warawuth Siriwongse to its culinary team. He brings with him his expertise and imaginative flair to Royal Cliff’s diverse culinary scene. Available in all of Royal Cliff’s restaurants and bakery, from alltime classics, fabulous showstoppers to inventive sweet delicacies, his decadent creations exude incredible flavours, subtle textures and mouthwatering goodness. A Certified Pastry Chef with Industrial and Commercial Training in New South Wales, Australia, Chef Warawuth has over 28 years of professional experience under his belt. His diverse and impressive work portfolio includes working as the Executive Pastry Chef at Souq Waqif, Hotel Doha by Tivoli, Minor Hotel Group in Qatar, Sheraton Utama Hotel in Brunei, Sheraton Ayers Rock in Australia, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok and the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai. His passion for his craft has inspired and cultivated a high standard of excellence that he applies to every sweet and savory item he creates. With his international work experience honing his pastry skills, Chef Warawuth finds pleasure in creating plated works of arts and his signature specialties. He brings with him his talents and skills in creating remarkable patisserie and exceptional desserts as the new Executive Pastry Chef of the Royal

Cliff Hotels Group. Royal Cliff Hotels Group is home to 11 award-winning restaurants and five bars that offer a gastronomic experience unlike any other. All featuring a tempting variety of dining options, dining here is like embarking on a tour of the world's finest cuisines. The Wine Spectator Magazine in New York have continually awarded five of its restaurants with the prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” which recognizes the exceptional food and wine pairings that each restaurant offers and the remarkable dining experiences that they provide. Come and discover the newest extraordinary sweet creations of Chef Warawuth at the Royal Cliff Bakery that embody bold, mouthwatering and inventive flavors which will indulge and satisfy any sweet tooth!

cluster assistant director of sales and marketing for Thailand together with her team recently delivered a great news to its top three supporting corporate clients whom won The Link Club Top Booker Award 2017. The 2017’s top three winners for Thailand are: • Chortip Pitakburi from Accenture Solutions Co., Ltd • Piyanut Wattanapruek from Sumitomo Corporation • Kanjanalai Foocharoenyos from Tsuchiya (Thailand) Co., Ltd. To express gratitude to the winners, each of them is rewarded with a special selected gift, value of SGD$500 and a complimentary voucher for two-night stay in a Studio Residence inclusive of daily breakfast at the Ascott’s properties including Somerset Sukhunvit Thonglor, Somerset Ekamai and Citadines Sukhumvit 11. This award is given in

recognition and appreciation to the corporate clients whom has made significant business contributions to Ascott serviced residences and hotels in Thailand throughout the year 2017. The Link Club (TLC) is an Ascott reward programme offering top corporate clients a delightful selection of benefits and treats

including a wide range of enticing rewards through various corporate appreciation events and personalised workshops. For more information about The Link Club, visit www.thelinkclub. com or search for #TheLinkClubTH on Facebook and Instagram to check out more photos about The Link Club events!

Nikkaki (Thailand) inks lease contract for new factory at ESIE

Nikkaki (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan Chemical Engineering and Machinery, signed a lease contract with Hemaraj Land And Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, for a ready-built factory at Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate Rayong. The new facility will enable the company to provide its full range of integrated services to clients in Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Present during a signing ceremony were David Nardone (3rd from left), group executive industrial and international, Hemaraj Land And Development PLC and Akira Nakagawa (3rd from right), director and Takahisa Orii (2nd from right), engineering manager, Nikkaki Co., Ltd.

Continental lays foundation stone of the new Greenfield Tyre plant Continental Tyres (Thailand) Co., Ltd, a world-class manufacturer of tyres, recently laid the foundation stone of its new Greenfield tyre plant at Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 4 (HESIE 4) in Pluak Daeng, Rayong province. With an investment budget of around 10 billion baht, the new plant, comprising a gross area of about 750,000 square metres, will serve as the region’s manufacturing base for passenger vehicle and light truck tyres, with an estimated annual production capacity of four million tyres during the first phase.


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Business News Paper and Page offers digital marketing solutions to help Thai markets grab more business opportunities Paper and Page, a Thailand-based creative digital agency, is now offering a full suite of digital marketing products including infographics, responsive web design, search engine optimization (SEO), social media management, and superb Englishlanguage content creation. These digital marketing solutions aim to help support Thailand’s marketing transition to digital society. Working across APAC with clients such as Hilton Hotels and Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, AgriSource, ThreadSol, and Indulge Fusion Food and Cocktail Bar, one of Bangkok’s hottest restaurants. The agency is accepting new clients with monthly marketing budgets of at least 22,500 baht due to quickerthan-expected growth. Robert Woodrich, CEO and cofounder of Paper and Page (Thailand) Co., Ltd., quickly recognized an opportunity while lecturing at Thammasat University and working with one of the market’s betterknown public relations agencies. He noted that while the big-name firms were astute at delivering traditional services, from clipping newspapers to wrapping gift baskets, they struggled to gain a foothold in the digital world. “Having met or worked with the heads of several local agencies, I knew that the Thai market

was ready for higher-quality, more-economical marketing communications services,” observed Woodrich. “Furthermore, few of our competitors are digital natives, whereas we grew up using now-commonplace tools such as smartphones and social media. Witsuda “Ice” Atjanakul, design director and co-founder of Paper and Page, holds a degree from topranked Chulalongkorn University as well as an architect’s license and leads a team of talented Thai branding experts, graphic designers, and interior designers.

“Before co-founding Paper and Page, I noted that few if any agencies in Thailand and surrounding Southeast-Asian countries could create branding and digital marketing products in house,” explained Atjanakul. “There was a gap in the market, and we seized the moment.” A member of the Thai-Canadian and Swiss-Thai Chambers of Commerce, Paper and Page provide first-class digital marketing products at competitive rates. To book your free consultation, kindly visit www.paperandpage.com and fill up the contact form.

Château Palmer comes to Red Sky and CRU with an exclusive wine pairing dinner

This January 11, Centara Grand at CentralWorld is pairing up with Château Palmer to bring you a night of fine dining, wine tasting and extraordinary views from our 55th-floor Red Sky restaurant and 59th-floor CRU Champagne Bar.

combine power and complexity with delicacy, extreme elegance and a magnificent velvet texture. Approachable when young, the wines age remarkably well, developing even more complexity and aromatic richness, remaining

Hosted by Damien Grelat, export manager for Château Palmer, this one-off event promises the opportunity to try some rareto-find selections from France’s Bordeaux region, carefully chosen to compliment an extravagant French-inspired menu courtesy of Chef Christian Ham. Highlights include smoked duck foie gras terrine paired with ‘Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux 2011’, pigeon breast and foie gras ballotine with truffle sauce paired with ‘Château Palmer, Margaux 2006’ and grain-fed beef tenderloin and cheek parmentier paired with ‘Château Palmer, Margaux 1998’. Château Palmer's wines

still delicate and silky. After at Red Sky restaurant, it’s time to head up four floors to skyscraping CRU Champagne Bar, where you’ll cap off a memorable evening with a glass of exclusive ‘Duval Leroy Brut Reserve NV’ alongside some sweeter macarons. Held on Thursday January 11, 2018, this dinner with wine pairing is available at 7,999 baht (net) per person. To reserve your table (from 7 pm onwards), call 02-100-6255 or email: diningcgcw@chr.co.th. Five exclusive Château Palmer wines from Bordeaux paired with an extravagant five-course menu – plus selected liquor and Brut Champagne upstairs at CRU Bar.

Nathong Restaurant announces the grand opening of the banquet hall at Nathong Nathong Restaurant by P.Pavilion Co., Ltd., who has been in the food and beverages industry for nearly half century, announces the official launch of 'The Banquet Hall at Nathong’, the newest and most comprehensive multi-purpose convention and seminar center in the heart of Bangkok close to new CBD area, over 10 rai of land on Pracha-uthit Road, near Mengjai Intersection. Only 10 minutes away from Huay Kwang MRT Station, The Banquet Hall at Nathong features large almost 2,000 square meters hall that can be divided into three function rooms, eight-meter high ceiling that can accommodate more than 1,800 attendees. There is one

executive meeting room including versatile foyer areas, beautiful gardens and fountains are located right in front of the entrance that are allotted and well decorated for meetings, seminars, exhibitions,

trade fairs and wedding in Bangkok. 'Thailand is one of the MICE hubs for ASEAN, especially in Bangkok. And as the MICE market in Thailand is growing, the official launch of The Banquet Hall at Nathong is now another Bangkokto-be multi-purpose venue for holding conferences, seminars, trade shows and all kinds of wedding and celebration parties. With its perfect location, state-of-the-art equipments and technology and great service through the experienced and professional team and management of Nathong Restaurant which is in the market for nearly half century.’ said Supaporn Thammanoonkul, managing director of The Banquet Hall at Nathong The meeting facility includes state-of-the-art audio-visual display

on eight-meter high ceiling that can accommodate up to 1,800 attendees. Not only offering a wide range of food and beverage options, including Thai, Chinese and Western cuisines, as well as excellent service, The Banquet Hall at Nathong also offers free Wi-Fi, shuttle service for group customers from/to Huay Kwang MRT Station. For more information, call 02 274 2448, 084 631 888 or email sales@thebanquethallnt.com or visit the website www.thebanquethallnt. com.


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Fantastic House for Sale in Huay Yai. 6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom, Private Pool. 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 Container House for Sale. 36 Sqm 2 Bedroom, 1 Toilet+Shower. Fully Furnished. Private Pool. Price 5.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 084362557, 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. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Pornthep Garden Corner Townhouse for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 39 SQW. Very Closed to Motorway. Price 2.35 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 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 Ownership, 4.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th RuenPruksa for Sale, Naklue. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 54.9 SQW. Thai Ownership, 3.5 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Brand New Single House for Sale. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, in Chaiyaphreuk2. Land 36 SQW. Price 2.3 Million Baht only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Mabprachan House for Sale. 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom, 9 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 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Classic Villa House for Sale. 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Land 150 SQW. Private Pool, Garden, Fully furnished. Price 6.7 Million Baht. (Reduced from 8.3Mil). For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 9.5 million baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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) 231931 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

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Houses for Sale

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

Detached house Nong Plalai. Rent 10,000 baht/month. House is 40 sqm and has a kitchen, terrace, shed, private parking and nice garden. Quiet. Free WIFI, cable TV and water. With car 10 minute to Pattaya. 0857955383. Nicostokvis@hotmail.com Jomtien Park Villa House for Rent. 2 Bedroom House in Jomtien. Private Swimming Pool, Perfect location. Price 65,000 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. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th

Mapprachan, Private Pool Villa for Rent. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1 Toilet. Fully Furnished. Double Garage. Only 32,000 Baht/ Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th Nice and Quiet Village for Rent in Banaumpur. 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom + Jacuzzi. Walking distance to the Beach, close to Sukhumvit Rd. Price 45,000 B a h t / M o n t h . Fo r m o r e 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 Countr y Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5614)

Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1601) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2567) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

Laguna Height Long Beach for Sale. Condo in a very Fantastic location of Naklue, Selling price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms. Rooftop common area with swimming pool, gym. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Urgent! The Gallery Jomtien for Sale. Condo in a Very Good location of Jomtien. Studio on second floor, only few minute walk to Jomtien Beach selling price only 1.4 Million Baht, in company name. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 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 The Majestic Condo Jomtien for Sale. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms C o r n e r Un i t c o n d o. On 3rd Floor, L Shape Balcony. Fully Furnished. Company Ownership,1.99 Million Baht only. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Penthouse in Park Royal for Sale. Perfect Location in Pratamnak. 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom with 111.8 Sqm. Big Balcony, Fantastic View. Price only 7.9 Mil Baht. Thai Name. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th No r t h s h o r e C o n d o f o r 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 information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th No r t h s h o r e C o n d o f o r Sale. 1 Bedroom condo with 64 Sqm. Fantastic Sea View. Fully Furnished. In Foreigner Name, 8.2 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 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. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th City Garden Tropicana. Nice Studio on 6th floor. Fully Furnished. In Foreigner Name. Price 1.9 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 B a t h r o o m , 3 9 S q m Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3478)

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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Condos for Sale

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) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm,

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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. only 137 unit 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 Sukhumvit South Pattaya Close to Big C, Tesco Lotus, Outlet Mall only 11,500 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th 2 Bedroom Condo for Rent. The condo is Only 300 Meters from Jomtien Beach. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 121 SQM. Fully Furnished. For Rent 32,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 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 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Fully Furnished. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th View Talay 2 For Rent. 42 SQM Studio on 17th floor. Fantastic City View, Fully Furnished. For Rent 13,000 Baht/Month. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite for Rent. Wongamat Beach. City + Pool View. Perfect for Family. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th

Grande Caribbean Condo for Rent. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom. 73 SQM. Fully Furnished. 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. 038373735 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 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 (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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)

1 - 15 January 2018

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Land for Sale

Huay Yai Land for Sale. 140 SQW Land in Huay Yai, 10 Mins drive to Sukhumvit Road. Price 1.4 Million Baht, Company Ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Nongplalai Land for Sale. In front of Pornthep Garden Home 7. Very Closed to Motorway, 252 SQW. Price 17,000Baht/SQM. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Banglamung, Land for Sale. 2 Rai 16 Wha, 2.3 Million/Rai. Free Hold, Company Ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Land for Sale, Closed to Motorway. (LS02). 4 Rai 142 Wha, Price 6.8 Million/Rai. Thai Ownership. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Land for Sale, South Pattaya. 2 Rai 268 SQW, Thai Ownership. The land is located on Sukhumvit Road. Price 24 Million/ Rai. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0852727557, Email: pradthana@magnacarta. co.th Land and Factory for Sale. Fantastic Location, on Sukhumvit Road Naklue. 760 SQW with Building contraction 69 Million Baht. For more information please contact Magna Carta Co., Ltd. 038-373735 and 0843625571, Email: pradthana@magnacarta.co.th 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) 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 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 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


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Youth Focus Pressure, Stress, and the Gifted Student Because of their gifts, gifted students also tend to be more perceptive than other children when it comes to picking up on environmental cues, so they may be more sensitive to judgments from others (both real and perceived), as well as sometimes feel overloaded and overwhelmed by information. A lifetime of high expectations can lead gifted students to be extremely hard on themselves as they strive for increasingly higher standards and packed schedules. Gifted students are usually placed in school environments that are filled with pressure. Although students often need these accelerated tracks to keep them from getting bored in school, the demands of both the coursework and the environment of other gifted students can cause a great deal of stress. Children may work so hard to keep up (and stay ahead) that they begin to burn out from stress—which can be a dangerous state, both physically and mentally. Stress can create a vicious cycle, as it is more difficult to concentrate and pay attention when stressed, so students may experience low performance, leading them to be even

harder on themselves. Be on the lookout for significant changes in behavior that indicate burnout and stress, such as: • Physical symptoms that are often related to stress, such as stomachaches, backaches, and headaches. Other physical symptoms of stress and burnout can include frequent colds and other minor illnesses, and nervous behaviors, such as tics, stuttering, pulling out hair, or skin-picking. • Negativity or resentment towards school in a child who used to be generally happy or excited about learning. • Difficulty sleeping, fatigue, or low energy. (Please note that changes in sleeping patterns are a normal part of

adolescence, as teenagers tend to prefer to stay up later and sleep later, so tiredness is often a normal part of the life of an adolescent who has a tendency to stay up very late, and then has to be at school very early in the morning.) Concern should arise when children are exhibiting sleeping difficulties without other explanations, or are consistently losing sleep due to worry about excelling in school. • Extreme irritability, moodiness, insecurity, inability to make decisions, and/or overreaction in the face of events that the child was previously able to handle. • Acting out through destructive or aggressive behaviors • Self-medication with alcohol or drugs. Some parents may read the list above and feel that all of the points describe behaviors of the typical adolescent. The key in recognizing stress and burnout is to notice major changes in behavior that persist for more than a few weeks, and that seem to be more extreme than other children of the same age. Parents can help students who are experiencing stress

and burnout by trying some of the following ideas: • Put the focus back on effort, rather than innate talent. Gifted children are often very used to excelling (and therefore garnering a lot of praise) without having to put in a lot of work. When they are faced with tasks that require a lot of time in order to succeed, gifted children may feel that they have hit the limits of their ability, and experience stress as a result. Help them be realistic in terms of their expectations for the relationship between time invested and results. • Sometimes gifted children who are grouped together can engage in intense competition. Do not get

involved in this competition by comparing your child to others. Make sure that your child knows that you appreciate his uniqueness by supporting the path that he wants to take, even if it is not the most prestigious one. • Consider limiting the number of accelerated classes and/or extracurricular activities that your student can be involved in. Help students find activities outside of school where the focus is on enjoyment, not for the purpose of eventually filling out a college application. Make sure children have outlets for self-expression in an area that they enjoy, through activities such as writing, art, music or physical activity. Try to provide opportunities for unstructured time engaged in such activities; otherwise, lessons or clubs may feel like one more source of pressure. • Make sure that gifted students know that even if they feel burned out or disillusioned about school, they still need to be polite to teachers. Many gifted students are taught that they are as smart (or smarter) than adults, and therefore have the right to question and/or mistreat those that they feel are being unfair or giving them “busy work.” Talk to children about making choices on what assignments to work on when prioritizing, but also help them understand that they have to accept the consequences of their choices. Teach them how to stand up for themselves and question by being assertive without being rude or disrespectful. • Think about whether your child is in an environment that suits his needs, temperament, and learning style. Sometimes the best way to deal with stress is to remove oneself from an environment that is unhealthy and not going to change. Your child may need to switch to a school or learning track that is a better fit. Talk to your child about what might make school a better experience, and if he is interested in making a change. Ask about his favorite and least favorite teachers, and what their classrooms and assignments are like, to help gauge what would be a best fit.

5 ways to support an emerging reader Wait a minute, say many specialists – don’t believe all that hype. When your kids are little, the best way to help them read is both simple and fun: show them you love books and provide plenty of them at home. • Set the stage: Have books around, all the time. This doesn’t need to cost much; regular trips to a library will provide a great selection. • Put in the time: Try to read to your child at least 15 minutes a day. If your child wants to read to you, that’s great – but don’t give up reading aloud when you’ve got an emerging reader. Read-alouds are fun and comforting. They also help kids understand how words and sentences sound and feel together. • Preview and predict. Before you even open a new book with your child, take a moment to look at the cover

and illustrations. Let the child guess what might be next, and then enjoy what actually happens. • Talk it up. After you have read a story, talk about it. What happened first? Last? Did something like that ever happen to you? Expect to be surprised and delighted by your child’s answers. • Don't push too hard: As your child learns to read independently, do not demand reading at high levels. Children often love to read and re-read

a simple book, and parents can think they are stagnating. More likely, emerging readers are consolidating their skills before jumping to tougher texts. Of course, your child may still struggle with reading. Let’s face it: it’s hard! If you suspect that your child needs more support, make sure you talk with your school. For the vast majority of young readers, however, most reading specialists agree: when reading at home, read what you love, and the skills will follow.

Phuket Rajabhat University students meet Amari Phuket’s professional hoteliers

The Amari Phuket team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, regional vice-president, operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (front row, third from right) welcomed a group of students from Phuket Rajabhat University during their visit for a special lecture on hospitality. The students are studying Tourism and Hospitality Management (International Programme) at the Faculty of Management Sciences. The head of each department spoke to the students about how to be a professional hotelier. The students also learnt how staff at Amari Phuket perform to place the hotel amongst the best in delivering great hospitality on Phuket island.


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‘The Hearse’ is an idiot plot without any equal

Most likely, the worst horror film of 1980

Really bad movies have their own fascination. It’s good now and then to salute the worst as well as the best. Bela Lugosi starred in what’s probably the worst movie of all time – Plan 9 From Outer Space – where the spacecraft are certainly flying dinner plates. But the silly effort is remembered with fondness

by movie buffs, the more so as it was Lugosi’s last movie before his death half way through production in 1956. Appearing in 1980, ‘The Hearse’ has few redeeming features, certainly not the idiot plot. The movie’s only humour is unintentional and barely visible. The idiot in this case is a young woman,

played by Trish Van Devere, who decides to move to a small town to live in the house of a dead aunt. She makes the decision, so we are told in a pointless scene with a psychiatrist, because she wants to put the events of the past year behind her, notably a nervous breakdown and a collapsed relationship. So Trish drives for 24 hours and arrives in the small town in the middle of the night. Her car collides with a huge black hearse but nobody is injured and, miraculously, there’s no damage to her vehicle when daylight shows up. Who is driving the hearse remains a secret as it disappears round a bend soon after the accident. She is then shown round the house by a garrulous lawyer played by Joseph Cotton who seems to think the house should have been left to him in the dead aunt’s will. Trish next has a runin with the local sheriff and is cheered or jeered whilst jogging by two teenage boys. From these encounters, we

learn that sex starvation appears to be rampant in the old town. Trish moves into the house and there are soon the expected ominous happenings, including a music box which plays even when shut, a slamming door or two, the appearance of the dead aunt in a mirror and at a window, footsteps in the middle of the night, and broken doors and windows which don’t need the repairman to look as good as new. Meantime the black hearse appears a couple of times but nobody knows why. If these happenings had occurred to you or me, we would immediately have cancelled the vacation on the grounds that the darned place was haunted. But not our Trish. She gets up every morning fresh as a bobbin and ready to take more insults on the chin from the hostile locals. When she tries to buy some provisions at the local store, she is told “we don’t deliver out there”. Then, quite out of the blue, Tom turns up. He’s dishy,

polite and old fashioned. Trish kinda likes him, especially after he takes her for a trip in a row boat. It’s obvious to anybody watching the film that Tom is in reality a ghost, the boyfriend of the dead aunt, but Trish persists in believing he’s just a normal all American boy. Oh, and he’s good in bed by the way. In this movie, you never find a consistent framework for the terrible things which are taking place. We are told that the dead aunt was interested in witchcraft, although how this relates to the rest of the so-called plot is a complete mystery. And why is Tom hanging around seducing young women? Then there’s the local priest who seems to think Satan may be involved and holds up his cross as winds blow through the old

house. Is the residence really haunted and, if so, what bearing does that have on the rest of the characters? At the very end, we see the black hearse crashing into a ravine and bursting into flames. Tom is in the driver’s seat and smiling just before the catastrophe. Maybe he knows something we don’t about the afterlife. Pity they never made a sequel. Pitiable but most certainly understandable.


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

Anyone For Plastic Soup? Oceans are the largest food source on the planet and are the worst place imaginable to dump plastic, chemicals and other waste forms. It’s a vicious circle as sea life eats and absorbs those waste materials, we eat the sea life and – voila - we are slowly killing ourselves. These days, when something goes wrong anywhere in the world, the easy way out – it seems – is to blame China. From rare earth mineral supplies to currency manipulation, plastic goods to pollution, everyone gets in on the act and begins China bashing. Over the years, China has slowly emerged as a successfully developing country, but is being punished for its success by some of the more developed countries who seem to be more than a little jealous. True, China produces more plastic goods than any other country, but is anyone being forced to buy those products? The Italians have just banned plastic bags. Presumably, that means the Italian underworld will need to stuff their readies into suitcases – but ironically - won’t those suitcases be made of plastic? The dumping of plastic trash can be even deadlier than the ever present risk of oil spills at sea. In 2008, according to the American Plastics Counsel, the plastics industry in America employed 1.3 million people in more than 18,500 official plastics facilities, and they also identified plastics as the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. Only three years ago, 250 billion pounds of tiny resin pellets made from plastic were shipped around the world to international plastics facilities. Is there any reason to believe that China is the only mass producer of plastics? Surely it is about time China bashing countries start to put their own houses in order and begin to work with China to regulate the production and disposal of plastics. The Great American Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean is home to a floating garbage dump that is an area about the size of Africa. It is created by Pacific currents carrying refuse from North America, Japan and other islands to a point in the ocean where it forms a revolving mass of flotsam that is estimated to contain a staggering 3.5 million tons of rubbish – 80 percent of which is plastic. Charles Moore is the founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation that is dedicated to restoring the marine environment and he is credited with discovering The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Moore spends his life studying the ocean and has famously described his findings as “plastic soup”. In some cases, according to Moore, there is more plastic in the ocean than there is plankton, the natural food organism of the high seas. Moore estimates that this area holds as many as one million plastic pieces for each square mile of ocean. Plastic is non-biodegradable and this adds to the problem of what to do with the plastic items nobody wants. There is no natural process that breaks plastic down, and the genius of humankind has once again done an about turn and shot each of us in the foot with every new plastic product or invention created, used and then dumped. When the time comes to throw that old plastic bucket, toothbrush, golf ball, glue stick, six-pack rings, plastic bags, umbrella

Beasts on the battlefield recalled Horses, monkeys & pigeons galore

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Catch of the day? (Photos courtesy of articboy.com)

handles or comb into the trash, it is usually a case of out of sight, out of mind, and into the sea it goes, albeit unknowingly to most individuals. If the closest landfill is too far away, or too expensive, a burial at sea seems to be the obvious alternative to waste disposal companies and their trash. A process called photodegration breaks plastic into smaller fragmented pieces over time, but plastic never completely disappears. Those fragmented pieces are called ‘nurdles’ or ‘mermaid tears’ and as any intelligent mermaid will tell you, those ‘tears’ will penetrate every orifice known to humans – and fish. The fish (and birds) eat the ‘nurdles’ and other alien elements that plastic creates, which is a frightening thought when you realize that dumping plastic into the ocean seriously threatens the food cycle – and endangers human life.

Ready made washed up ingredients for plastic soup (Photos courtesy of articboy.com)

China alone cannot shoulder all the blame for the world’s aches and pains, plastic or otherwise. After all, half of Hollywood’s superstars have plastic body parts, computers have plastic components, mobile telephones, car parts and condoms (yuk!) are all made of plastic and minute fragments of any or all of those products could be hidden in your next meal! Reflect on this point to ponder when you dig into a seafood platter or when you next order a home delivery of shark fin soup and prawn noodles from your local Chinese restaurant - which will be delivered in plastic containers – although not necessarily made in China!

here is no question that animals of all sorts have played a major role in human history. The fleas carried by rats wiped out up to half of the European population during the later middle ages. In the ancient world, attacking armies would sometimes catapult baskets of infuriated ants or killer bees over the city walls to destabilize the opposition. When we come to the twentieth century, there’s a lot more evidence to gnaw at, especially in wartime. Some animal heroes may have been a figment of someone’s imagination, such as the cat who was taught to ring a warning bell when enemy planes were approaching London. Still on felines, it’s not totally proved that Tiddles, a Liverpool moggie, managed to dial the emergency number 999 after his master was buried under rubble. Still, never mind. In war, animals were perhaps never as important as they were in the first world war. If the millions of men conscripted into a dozen armies were largely innocents abroad, so were the animals who served them, especially the horses and mules in the transport and artillery services who mostly died giving devoted service. The British lose a quarter of a million horses killed by gunfire or gas attacks, and many more succumbed to illness and starvation. Even today, it is hard to envisage the absolute horror of life at the western front. As the war progressed, it became clear that cavalry was outmoded. Machine guns could mow down riders and horses by the thousand. Barbed wire and shell holes similarly made it impossible for cavalry to play a part in most campaigns. The close relationship between rider and steed declined as four legged creatures were restricted to carrying large loads of provisions, wounded men or the larger weapons of war. By 1917 the western front was a waste land. Gone were the hares, rabbits, pigs, cattle, dogs and cats were a common sight in the early stages of the war in 1914 and 1915. But later all that remained were rats, lice and human beings living in unmitigated, trench squalor. When the British were driven back towards Amiens in a campaign of 1918, the soldiers’ contact with animal life was restored in the undestroyed countryside. They even came across ostriches and emus in a chateau deserted by its owner.

Other animals were recruited into service. Dogs and pigeons were employed as messengers and mice and canaries were helpful in warning sappers of an impending gas attack. Some unusual pets showed up at the front including several monkeys and many goats, one of whom had a mania for tobacco and would snatch cigarettes from soldiers’ mouths and devour them. Such eccentricities might have lightened soldiers’ lives or even provided treasured memories. One cat, known as The Landlady, used to parade up and down in no-man’s land in search of rats and in full view of both opposing sides. Anything that spelt death for rats was undoubtedly welcome. Soldiers may have found consolation in looking at the heavens at night or in contemplating butterflies and moths, hopeful that nature would survive the war along with the conscripts themselves. But for the time being rats, lice and fleas remained the soldiers’ enemy. Richard Van Emden has written exhaustively about the first world war and his new book is as excellent as all the others. “Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers and their Animals in the Great War,” is published by Bloomsbury and is conveniently available at Amazon for around US$25.


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Local Sports Dave Maw climbs the podium PSC Tropical golf from BJ's for the first time this visit! by Derek Brook

by James Olson

Plutaluang (Big Navy) It was 14 golfers that set out to take on the challenge of Plutaluang, or as we know it Big Navy. The course was in good nick with the greens being a little on the slow side for the first hour, but as soon as the sun was out the greens did an about face. There was a threat of rain but that passed as quick as it arrived. With a small field we played all the novelties and only the one division with three placings. Dave Maw, a little slow to start this campaign, showed he was out for business. Dave finished the day with a very good 39 points six clear of his opposition. Second past the post was JC Lhoste my god the man is having a purple patch! He just keeps greeting the judges with good scores. Third went to the count back with Glenn Smith getting the nod over Keith Buchanan, Keith has lost a few in recent times via the count back! At least mate you are there about. Results: 1st - Dave Maw (13) 39 points 2nd - JC Lhoste (29) 33

Glenn Smith, Keith Buchanan and winner Dave Maw. points 3rd - Glenn Smith (24) 32 points Near Pins: E2 – Steve Younger E5 – Keith Buchanan S13 – Glenn Smith S16 – Ashleigh Taylor Long First Putts: E9 – JC Lhoste S9 – Tony Cook We welcomed Ash Taylor, Volker Buley and Glenn Smith. With only one farewell and it seems that we no sooner say farewell and no sooner we are welcoming him back, Buffalo Bill Steinmann. See

you soon Bill. 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. 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 Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086, or call into The Growling Swan.

Khao Kheow (Stableford) Yes I know we have been here before but you can be assured we will be going there again as usual. There are over 25 golf courses in the area but every month when we look to make our list for the following month this goes down first. This is a great golf club. On this day we were up and out from BJ’s nice and early as the weather in the area was ‘unsettled’ and we were hoping for a good day out. So at the course after a quick book in and change we were down to the start nice and early, and were told we could get off straight away. It is surprising how often we are allowed an early get away. Truth is usually we are told that our tee time is the only one it can fit in at practically all courses and if you are early can usually tee off early. Weird innit? However off we went with a very strong wind against us. As we were playing the C nine, first you had to be careful as with a lake on the left and O.B on the right this can be a dodgy drive. Then, this being a par 5, you have usually two more shots into the green. Against a very strong wind this became three at least, happy days, In fact the first three holes are into

Patrick on left and Rob on the right. the wind. So continued the day as against the wind was very difficult and with it behind it was not much better. The first nine holes were as we expected, hard work, but you cannot do anything about the weather so into the back 9, the A nine where the first four holes were into the teeth of the, by now ‘Gale’. But there was always the thought that from the 5th it would be all downhill, so to speak. And so it was. The course was in decent shape and just as difficult as ever especially on the greens where with the strong winds the ball went where it wanted at times. However despite the strong wind when we got to the clubhouse all the players had smiles on their faces. Weird people at times these golfers. Fed and watered it was back to BJ’s and into the results. In the A flight, zero to 19,

the winner was Rob Brown with 37 points ahead of Brian Parish in second with 36 points. In third was John Davis with 30 points with Tom Herrington in fourth with 29 points. In the B flight, 20 up, the winner, by a street, was Patrick Poussier. Patrick who had 42 points in that wind and on that difficult a course that it was truly a round for him to remember. Way back in the dust with 33 points Don Carmody was in second with Carole Kubicki in third with 32 points. We then had a four way countback on 31 points that saw Derek Brook in fourth. After all guess who does the countbacks! Best front nine was Daryl Evans with 18 points and best back nine was Andre Van Dyk with 17 points. Then all went home early, tired out from a day of fighting the wind. T.T.F.N.

Robbie finds heaven at 47! by Steve Ellison

Stableford – White Tees Guys that have been coming here for years say this is the best condition that they have ever seen Green Valley. The weather is just about perfect these days so golf in Pattaya is at its’ best right now. Our two Frenchmen, Thierry and Alain had to share a podium spot with 38 points on the card. A slimmed down Peter Thomas carded 39 points on the day and has received an ice cream ban from Capt. Phil for the rest of the year. It seems Steve Coghlan either runs hot or cold and will shoot 24 points or, as

today, 42 points. Today was his day and dropped several good putts for an easy win over the rest of the field. Nice going to Steve and also to our visiting friend from the Czech Republic, Eva Solcova who claimed the near pin. Results: 1st – Steve Coghlan (36) 42points 2nd – Peter Thomas (22) 39 points T-3rd – Thierry Danzas (25) 38 points T-3rd – Alain Hefner (15) 38 points Pattavia Century – Stableford – Yellow Tees

Two time winner Stuart Tinkler Blake Hanna, Robbie Taylor and Alan McKendry

We played from the forward tees this morning and judging from the scores, maybe we were too kind! This is one of our favourite golf courses in Pattaya and while the greens can often be cruel, you will have a great day of golf out here. Today was all Robbie Taylor and the Gods of golf were on his side as his playing partners watched him sink everything. It was one of those days (why don’t I get them anymore?) for Taylor and it is obvious he could do no wrong. Results: 1st – Robbie Taylor (15) 47 points 2nd – Alan McKendry (12) 42 points 3rd – Blake Hanna (18) 40 points Parichat Links – 1-Man Scr. – Yellow Tees Ok, those are all great scores but first look at the fine print. This was a oneman scramble out there today, hence the big numbers. Josef finally got in the money after playing with us for a few years and his 46 only needed 4

Mulligans, so a great round for Josef.Kerry and Sean also done good out there and 44 points was a pretty good result also. Franjo took our Caddy Smile near pin today. With this format, it is just a fun day of golf doing something different. You get one Mulligan every hole and can use it on the tee, approach, green or anywhere. Once you declare, then that is the ball in play. Try it sometime and enjoy the luxury of getting to hit that terrible shot over again! This scramble works great at Parichat, try it sometime and you will enjoy this course a lot more than you normally would. Results: 1st – Josef Birchberger (15) 46 points T-2nd – Kerry Smith (17) 44 points T-2nd – Sean Hastings (18) 44 points Mountain Shadow - Stableford – Blue Tees Seemed a bit dodgy playing off the blue tees here at first, but when it measures out to just 6,300 yards, it

Sean, Franjo, Josef and Cary in the winner’s circle. was the correct distance. The course was in good condition and everyone experienced a great day out. Our buddy Nate came down from Korat where he is working with the Royal Thai Air Force and had a jump on a weekend getaway. Thirty-one points for Welchert gets third place today. We finally got Kenny away from watching the NFL and his Patriots for a day of golf and 35 is good enough for second. Mark Wood was the story of the day and wins it all with 36 as well as getting the near pin for a well-earned victory. Results: 1st – Mark Wood (8) 36 points

2nd – Kenny Aihara (7) 35 points 3rd – Nate Welchert (15) 31points 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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Local Sports Rob and Brian tallest at Greenwood by Dick Warberg Greenwood – St Put your hand to your ear. Hear it? It’s the building crescendo at Tropical golf. Just a few rounds to play before we crown Golfer of the Year, the Golfer of the Month race remains close, and our most excellent Christmas/New Year party is almost here. For those in contention for various honors each stroke seems to count double. This Friday the drive to Greenwood gave twenty two golfers time to prepare mentally – or take a nap. Either way we arrived at Greenwood to a large Norwegian tournament preparing to tee off. All worked out well though as the Starter split our group across two tees to get us out of the way, and it was smooth sailing. All three nines were open, and we played the A and C courses in no order due to the two tee start. Weather was rather hot with nary a hint of wind. The course and greens were in good to very good condition, though fairways still suffer from too many creeping weeds. On a side note pity the hapless Norwegian golfer

Mashi Zeros in on Treasure Hill beating Dave Maw!

by Peter Grey

Rob and Brian who put his very near pin on the Tropical golf flag, not only canceling our own, but later trying to figure out why someone much farther away won the award. The handicap formula treats Greenwood quite generous, and everyone found themselves with a few extra strokes to use. With that you'd expect scores to be high, and they were. With one exception, if you didn't break handicap you were in the audience not part of the show. A-Flight (0-20): Once again Rob Brown (c/h 12) wins and also had the fewest strokes of the day with a fantastic 41 points. Excellent! Next Tom Herrington (19) continued his winning ways with 38 points, followed by

John Hackett (18) with 37. Good scores! B-Flight (21+): A different Brian won today as Brian Gabe (23) had the best score of the day with a sky high 42 points! Way to go Brian. Then Barry Elphick continued his winning streak with a fine 37 points. Graham Buckingham (27) was the lone non-handicap buster to get mentioned, taking third in his flight with 34 points. Near Pins: Carol Kubicki and Dick Warberg had the best par 3 shots. Best Nines: Best nines (non winner) went Torsten Bischoff and Richard Kubicki Long Putt: Barry Elphick drained the best putt on C-9 to with this one.

Treasure Hill In a week that saw the Growling Swan crippled with a huge Injury list, nine golfers were up to the challenge and were prepared to take on Treasure Hill GC. Alex Field has put his back out, now a lot will pre diagnose how his injury came about, but I can tell you all it is a genuine golf injury. Not sure if this report gets to Italy or not but one can only hope that I am believed. Then it was Steve Younger who threw himself in front of a way wood drinks trolley to save a well one is not sure as to what he was savingbut he sacrificed himself. In doing so the poor fella put his shoulder out! We wish them both a speedy recovery and hope they are back on the course real soon! As stated earlier we only had nine golfers therefore we played one division only, we chose to have only two spots on the podium with all novelties in play. It was Mashi Kaneta that lead the pack his 26 points were enough to keep clear of the pack albeit a small pack.With Dave Maw coming second ahead of the restof the large pack, beating Mike Johns via the count back system. Results: 1st - Mashi Kaneta (15) 26 points 2nd - Dave Maw (13) 25 points Near the Pin: 2 - Mike Johns 6 - Mashi Kaneta 13 - D-For 17 - Pierre Cere

Winner Mashi Kaneta Long Putt: 9 - Dave Maw 18 - JCLhoste D-For the Growling Swan hound, who collects donations for charity purposes, did his job and the players and patrons are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. Back at ‘The Swan’, we bid farewell to JC Lhoste who is leaving us for a month. JC we wish you good and safe travels and hope to see you real soon!

Well he couldn’t hit a cow PSC Tropical golf from BJ's with a piano but he hit everything today, John Coetzee you champ! by Derek Brook

by James Olsen

Crystal Bay GC It was 14 brave combatants that had decided to gather at the Growling Swan to head up the highway to play Crystal Bay, one of our favorite courses. Weather wise it looked as though we were in for a good day; pleasant conditions greeted us and stayed with us all way. The course was in good nick as we have come to expect from this venue, hence being one of our favorite venues. The day was set, it was priced right, we had good weather and from the yellow tees it was to be a game with some very good scores! It was John Coetzee, playing in his last game with us came out with both guns blazing. Scoring 20 points on the front nine following that up with 26 points on the back nine. Hard to beat 46 points! Second past the post was Alex Field with another good score of 40 points. It was Buffalo Bill Steinmann making it into third. Results: 1st - John Coetzee (22) 46

Bill Steinmann, winner John Coetzee and Alex Field. points 2nd - Alex Field (17) 40 points 3rd - Bill Steinmann (13) 37 points Near the Pin: C4 - Dave Maw C7 - Dave Maw B4 - Mashi Kaneta B6 - John Coetzee Long First Putt: C9 - Alex Field B9 - Alex Field We gave welcome to Bear Wilks and said farewell to The Dynamic Duo, Frank Riley

and John Coetzee. Both will be missed, travel safe and hope to see you real soon! Alex set our resident hound D-For out to collect donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the punters and patrons are thanked for the contributions. For serious golfing with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions be male or female. 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 086 1503 086.

Bangpakong (Stableford) This is about as far as we go on our trips to the golf courses we play, but it is not too bad as once we get out of town it is only a question of following the signs for the airport and it is mostly motorway all the way there. A nice run. The drive over we were soon signed in and outside a little early only to be told we could go as soon as we wanted and with seven groups this was good news, mind getting some of ‘the goldies’ moving can be hard work at times. So I sent the second group off first as it gave a little more time to get the mind in gear. First gear I am sad to say. The boys and on this day girls usually score well here, and after being told we could take carts on the fairways even the ‘goldies’ looked forward to a good day. And the weather was great, just as you would wish the weather to be to play golf. However, it did pay to put plenty of sunscreen on and to make sure you drank plenty of water. Despite the fact that buggies were allowed on the fairways they were still wet in places and the grass tended to be a bit long. Get into the rough and it was difficult to get out, however we

Brian, Tom and Dave did manage to get to the greens, only to find them a bit slow. However this is a course that gives up some good scores and I fully expected the scores to be high. Whilst we got away early we did tend to get backed up occasionally as some of the groups ahead tended to be more than a fourball, mind they moved quite well. It was a bit warm in the Sun but we all enjoyed the trip around and were soon back and showered. The trip back always tends to be a bit of a blur, especially if I am not driving, and even so we were quite late as we got into BJ’s. So it was soon into the results. We had three flights as now it is the high season we have many golfers. In the A flight, zero to 17, we had a great round and best on the day, as Brian Parish had

46 points and a fine Gross 74, and won the flight. In second was Mashi Kaneta with 42 points with Richard Kubicki in third with 40 points. In the B flight, 18 to 24, the winner was Tom Herrington with 39 points on countback over Mick Coghlan in second. In third was Dick Warberg with 37 points. In the C Flight, 25 up, the winner was Dave Cooper with 42 points ahead of Torsten Bischoff in second with 40 points and Barry Elphick in third with 39 points on countback over Don Carmody. We have a countback on each nine of the best score of those who are not amongst the flight winners. Front nine with 19 points the winner was Joseph Buchberger and the back nine was Don Carmody with 21 points. Then time to relax. T.T.F.N.


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You & Your Pets Cats and small dogs lead pet growth in Thailand Households with pets continue to rise in Thailand, with the purchase or adoption of cats showing the strongest growth, followed by small dogs. One of the major driving forces behind this trend is urbanization, as the migration from rural to urban areas shifts people into high-rise flats and condominiums, particularly in Pattaya and surrounding areas. The phenomenon of pet parents is becoming increasingly common as families see their pets as part of the family nucleus. According to Euromonitor International, this is resulting in pet owners applying their own purchasing habits when buying products for their pets, spending time with their pets for leisure, and including their pets as part of their personal social image. Despite the Thai economy, people continue to spend more on their pets, says the research firm. Consequently, more pet shops are selling products that are marketed as “super premium” and purporting to have greater inherent benefits. These include brands that are organic, natural, raw, etc. Such claims are a common strategy in capturing the consumer base in Thailand, where a majority of consumers lack understanding in terms of ingredients and nutrition. In addition, dog-treat products from local players are seeing further development in terms of quality and offerings. Some are fortified and promoted as premium, thereby pushing prices upwards. The introduction of dog bakeries and home-based businesses for dog snacks is also contributing to this development. Pedigree, Whiskas, Royal Canin and Purina are some international brands that have a deep-rooted presence in Thailand. Local pet owners trust these brands after many years of television and radio advertisements. However, Euromonitor points out, national local players have grown more aggressive in conducting marketing campaigns. Some provide pet shops with financial aid, others partner with neighborhood pet stores for promotions. For example, local brand Bastassia (Nutrix PCL) uses aggressive discount sales in pet shops to compete within the mid-priced range despite marketing itself as premium. Internet retailing saw strong and stable growth in pet care over the past decade, and it remained the most dynamic channel in 2017. While hectic lifestyles have

been the key driver, the development of internet platforms and infrastructure, as well as rising ownership of digital devices are the major factors sustaining growth. Thirdparty websites that specialize in pet care, such as PetPro. co.th and TailyBuddy.com have grown in popularity. Moreover, popular online shopping platforms such as Lazada.co.th and Orami.co.th offer a wide range of pet products, some of which cannot be found in online pet specialists. Despite the economic slowdown, pet care is expected to continue flourishing as pet ownership is likely to improve and pet pampering becomes more prominent. Pet owners are expected to become more educated and sophisticated in understanding pet nutrition as internet penetration increases and information is more readily available both from online pet owners’ communities and manufacturer websites. Euromonitor International expects this to boost the growth of the premium segment for cat and dog food, while pet owners who previously fed their pets with unpackaged pet food are likely to switch to commercially produced pet food. Alongside this, internet retailing is likely to develop with many players and retailers cashing in on ecommerce and improving nonstore-based services, including delivery.

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

Celia and Wilson

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

Mr.Tibbs

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

Temple kitten 1

This lovely kitten was born here just 6 weeks ago: we found her mum at our local temple. She was heavily pregnant. Just a few days later she gave birth to 5 beautiful babies. This one is called Moley and has many lovely colours.

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

Dogs Can Smell Hypoglycemia

It may sound like a TV episode of Lassie, but it's true: Dogs can sniff out a dangerous drop in blood sugar in a diabetic owner and alert the person to take action by pawing, licking, whining, or barking. A few dogs have even been trained and placed as diabetic service dogs. Their nose for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is correct 90 percent of the time, according to their trainers.

Going to the Dogs...

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

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” ~ Jack London Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

An adult cat can run about 12 miles per hour, and can sprint at nearly thirty miles per hour. To make a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from more than 4 million individual flowers.

Cat-scratch Disease

Cat-scratch disease is a bacterial disease that people may get after being bitten or scratched by a cat. About 40% of cats carry the bacteria at some time in their lives, although kittens younger than 1 year of age are more likely to have it. Most cats with this infection show no signs of illness. People who are bitten or scratched by an affected cat may develop a mild infection 3-14 days later at the site of the wound. The infection may worsen and cause fever, headache, poor appetite, and exhaustion. Later, the person’s lymph nodes closest to the original scratch or bite can become swollen, tender, or painful. Seek medical attention if you believe you have cat-scratch disease.


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