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Volume 9, Issue 10

1 - 15 February 2010

Money Expo 2010 Hits Pattaya

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For the second year the ‘Money Expo’ will be held at the Peace Pattaya Exhibition Centre at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort following the huge success of the first event held in 2009. This year in excess of 700,000 people are expected to visit the Expo with an anticipated 130 million baht of business transactions taking place. The Money and Banking Journal, in conjunction with Pattaya City Hall, have once again organised the event which in 2009 saw more than 45,000 visitors from the local area attending and business transactions in excess of 20 million baht. The ‘Money Expo 2010’ will give local people access to a wide

range of financial services from both international and national financial institutions. The Expo will take place between the 5th and 7th of February and the Minister of Finance, Khun Korn Jatikawanich, Chonburi Governor, Khun Senee Jitkrasame, and Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol

Khunplome, will preside over the official opening ceremony on the 5th. Editor of the Money Banking Journal, Khun Santi Viriyarangsarit, reported that this year has seen an overwhelming response from businesses and government institutions wanting to reserve space at this second Expo, a far greater response than anyone could have anticipated. This year the event has not only attracted the attention of Commercial Banks and leading private financial institutions, in addition, 12 of the 27 booths will be occupied by Government Banks and Institutions, including Krung Thai Bank,

the Government Savings Bank, The Government Housing Bank, Islamic Bank of Thailand, ExportIncome Bank of Thailand, The Revenue Department,

Securities and Exchange Commission, the Stock Exchange of Thailand and the Bangkok Commercial Asset Management Company to name a few. Continued on page 5

CAT Telecom to provide Hi-Speed Communications System

CAT Telecom in conjunction with Pattaya City Hall has agreed on the first stage of providing Pattaya City with a Hi-Speed Communications System. The first phase of the new venture will cost in the region of 500 million baht and take ten months to complete; it is promised it will be in place and covering the main part of Pattaya City by the 5th December this year, in time for His Majesty’s 82nd Birthday. At a recent meeting at the Thaksin Conference Centre in Pattaya City Hall, Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, together with President of CAT Telecom Public Co. Ltd. Khun Jirayut Rongsritong, made a joint public statement to announce the first stage which will showcase Pattaya City as the first city in Thailand to receive the new Fibre Optic Cabling directly to homes. The meeting was also attended by Pattaya Administrators, Pattaya Council Members, Community Representatives, Government and private company representatives and

local residents. The Mayor stated in his speech that he has a vision of Pattaya enhancing its present development and becoming an economic centre to host more international seminars and world events. With the development of this Hi-Speed Communication System, Pattaya will be one of the most advanced telecommunication cities in the world. He believes that as a result of the new system, and the many other improvements that are in the pipeline, Pattaya will continue to go from strength to strength. CAT President Khun Jirayut, stated that his company was excited and ready to support this futuristic development and explained that the main purpose of choosing Pattaya to receive this new technology was not financial, but in order to provide local businesses and residents with a service they can be proud of.


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Accommodation venues without licenses get final warning

Chonburi Governor, Khun Senee Jitkrasame recently presided over a meeting at the Jomtien Thani Hotel with many representatives from hotels in the area. The meeting was also attended by Banglamung District Chief Officer Khun Mongkol Tamakitikul, Pattaya Deputy Mayor and many honoured guests. The meeting focused on the many accommodation venues in the Banglamung and Naklua area that do not have the proper licenses for trading. The meeting issued a directive from the Banglamung District asking for the cooperation of local

media companies to inform hotel owners without licenses that they have until May 22nd 2010 to get their house in order or face closure. At the present time there have

only been 191 applications for licenses in the area, a figure much lower than those operating. Many of the companies have problems which are preventing them from making

Pattaya hosts Championship Windsurfing Festival

Pattaya City Hall in conjunction with the Thailand Windsurfing Association, Sport Authority of Thailand and PTT recently hosted

the ‘2010 Techno 293 Asian Championships’ and the Asian Windsurfing Festival which took place at Jomtien Beach.

Chonburi Immigration Department holds Training Seminar

The meeting room D1 at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital was recently the venue for a training seminar for officers of the Chonburi Immigration Department. The seminar was officially opened by the Commandant of Chonburi

Immigration, Pol. Col. Sakda Chuenphakdee, and was aimed at improving the service and efficiency of the immigration personnel. The meeting was also attended by officers from immigration departments in

successful applications and these problems will have to be addressed. At the present time the government is losing out of annual fees and the departments responsible cannot guarantee the safety aspect of these establishments. The meeting stressed that the relevant departments will do everything within their power to help owners through the licence application system, including arranging a training program ‘Pathway to Hotel Licenses’. Officers from the Chonburi Province and Pattaya City Hall gave information on hotel applications and the law.

Nine countries sent competitors to participate in these championships from Korea, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippine and Thailand. The highlight of the festival was the ‘2010 Techno 293 Asian Championships’ which saw the top two winners chosen to compete in the first ever Youth Olympic Games due to be held in Singapore in August. The men’s finalists were from Hong Kong and Thailand, whilst China captured both spots in the woman’s competition. Chonburi, Sakeaw, Rayong, Chachengsoa, Trat, and Chantaburi. Guest speaker, Prof. Praphoch Mayura, Lecturer of Commerce and Accounting at Tummasat University, instructed the officers in how to give a better quality of service and be better prepared in their everyday working lives. He advised them to follow the policy of the Chonburi Commandant with the 3 S’s, Service, Security and Standards. He explained that for the departments to be more efficient the personnel must be in the right frame of mind, a smile and polite service, with no discrimination, will ensure customers have a good experience.


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TAT honours Japanese Golfer with Ambassadorship

Southern Border officers attend Seminar in Chonburi

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held a special luncheon in honour of the young professional Japanese Golfer Ryo Ishikawa. Ryo was the

highest prize winner of the Japan Golf Tour 2009 and has accepted an invitation from TAT to become a Thai Ambassador to Japan. Part of his duties as ambassador

Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010 will include public relations between Thailand and Japanese tourists, including advertising campaigns and promoting Thailand as a destination second to none when it comes to affordable golf at a large selection of excellent quality golf courses. The luncheon took place at the Spring Country Club in Chonburi with the Governor of TAT, Khun Surapol Saweatseranee, who explained that he was delighted that such a huge star within the golfing world, and a real role model for Japanese teenagers, had agreed to become an ambassador on behalf of the Kingdom.

He thanked Ryo for being part of the Asia Team at the recent PGA Royal Trophy Tournament, and is sure that with him working with TAT, they will together drastically increase the number of Japanese tourists travelling to Thailand to play golf.

Monks give New Year blessing to Thai Red Cross need more blood Chonburi Immigration Office

Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Verawat Kakhai, together with Chonburi Governor, Khun Senee Jitikrasame, recently took great pleasure in welcoming around 200 delegates attending a working seminar at the Nusa Phaya Hotel Jomtien. The week long seminar was aimed at promoting efficiency at work and the development of a quality life for Southern Border Government Officers. The seminar also saw the attendance of honoured guests and representatives from four provinces together with the 200 from the South. The conference revolved around the ongoing conflicts

in the Southern Provinces of Yala, Pattina, Narathiwat, Satun and the four districts within Songkha Province. As the violence continues, it is damaging the way of life for many people in the area, and government officials, usually in the front line, are feeling the stress more than most. They are forced to live in a high risk area that could explode without a moments notice. Although the seminar gave the representatives a lot of useful information on how to deal with the problems on a daily basis, it also gave them the opportunity to relax away from the conflict whilst the seminar was taking place.

Pattaya City Hall takes measures to prevent further boating accidents Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronakit Akekasing, recently chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall with officials representing the areas around Pattaya that have to deal with the problems of keeping tourists safe from injury whilst in the ocean following a number of accidents in the recent past. The meeting discussed the recent incidents, one of which had left a Russian dead, and the negative impact this has had on tourism and the overall image of Pattaya as a tourist destination. Khun Ronakit explained to the meeting that Pattaya City Hall was not indifferent towards the problem and had called together all those involved to find a solution. He explained that the object of the meeting was to create a clear and precise defensive measure to ensure the accidents are not repeated in

the future. The meeting came to the conclusion that the best way to ensure safety for swimmers in the Koh Lan, Koh Sak and Koh Pei areas was to create a 500 metre exclusion zone from the beach for all motorised craft. A pilot scheme will be implemented in the Koh Lan area where 50 large cement blocks will be dropped into the ocean, close to the coral reef, and buoys will be anchored, this will create an exclusion zone for motorboats and jet skis.

Early on the morning of the 14th January, Chonburi Immigration Superintendent, Pol.Col. Atthiwat Damolrat, presided over the New Year Buddhist Ceremony together with fellow officers from Chonburi Immigration Department.

Nine Monks were invited from the Wat Samakeetum to officiate and give the blessing, and afterwards, officers shared breakfast and made offerings to the Monks as a gesture for good luck in the coming year. by Nana

Land encroachment cases could reach thousands in Thailand The Khao Yai Thiang land encroachment case could open a Pandora’s box, as thousands of people could be found to be illegally occupying land if the government really gets serious about enforcing the law. “All of Thailand’s jails wouldn’t be enough to detain the offenders, if the authorities are serious about handling the cases as they have done with Gen Surayud Chulanont’s resort home,” said a lawyer who asked not to be named. “It has to be admitted that Thailand has long had a problem with forest land encroachment and ownership and usage rights in the area.” Many stunning plots of land on mountaintops, in valleys and at seaside spots throughout the country now belong to rich local entrepreneurs, politicians, high-ranking state officials and corporate employees, and not a lot of the land is still owned by farmers. “Those buyers are in general

fully aware of the risk they are taking. They should thus be ready to control their minds once authorities take it back,” said the member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand. A senior forestry official said the problem of encroachment on forest reserves dates back many decades. Not only landless and poor people as well as landlords have encroached on more than a million rai of forest reserves. Other offenders included monks building permanent Buddhist monasteries, centers, temples and accommodations. He said the latest survey showed a total of 5,529 monasteries, centers, temples and accommodations covering 190,000 rai in forest reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. In 70 cases, mostly in the northeastern provinces, occupants were evicted while others were allowed to remain as long as they helped authorities with forest conservation.

The Mityon Honda Centre on Thepprasit Road was recently the location for a drive by the Thai Red Cross to try and encourage the donation of blood on a regular basis. It is hoped that originally the people will donate blood once a year as a form of Merit Making, however, that this will eventually lead them to give blood every three months. The Red Cross are trying to educate local residents that they do not have to give blood solely when one of their family needs it, blood is an important commodity that is needed all the time. They

explain that this is a splendid form of Merit Making, not only because you are helping your fellow man, but also paying respect to those loved ones who have passed away. If people can be encouraged to donate blood on a regular basis, if not every three months, then on special celebrations, then the shortage of blood presently facing the Kingdom can be averted. All those who took the opportunity to give blood on this day were presented with a digital watch souvenir by the Mityon Group.

Associations look forward to improving Pattaya Tourist numbers President of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, Khun Jumrun Visavachaiyapan, recently called all his members together for a meeting with government officials and private sector individuals to discuss ways to improve Pattaya tourism during 2010. Director of the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) explained that TAT had already arranged participation at a number of travel events being held throughout the world. These include Brunei from the 26th to 28th January, India from the 6th – 8th February and Germany from the 10th – 14th March. To promote tourism from within the Kingdom an event ‘Amazing Pattaya/ Chonburi Night’ from the 28th – 30th June will take place in Bangkok. There

will be several tour agencies, both domestic and foreign at the event which it is hoped will create a lot of interest in tourism within our area. Following the recent world economic and domestic political problems, tourism in Pattaya has seen a substantial reduction and a number of measures are being taken to try and entice the tourist back to Pattaya including price reductions and some great special package deal offers.


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City Hall’s 2010 Strategies

Pattaya City officials presented thirteen new strategies for the future development of our city to a recent Pattaya Business & Tourist Association (PBTA) meeting, which was very well attended. Their short and long term goals covered projects for improving the local community and living conditions with reference to safety and security,

drug problems, traffic systems, public relations, education facilities, infrastructure upgrades, promotion of sports, public health improvements, ongoing city planning, electrical energy substitutes and the ongoing fight against criminal activities. The physical cleaning of Pattaya City was not mentioned, but it is certain that this matter will also need to be addressed.

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Money Expo 2010 Hits Pattaya

At the second ‘Money Expo’ many leading government and private financial institutions are to offer special promotions including low interest and 0% loans, no fee SME

loans, Savings Lotto’s, Life and Health Insurance, buying and selling stock, Mutual Funds, Gold Futures, etc. Khun Santi explained that with such a wide range of institutions

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‘Clean Food – Great Taste’ Certificates presented to Naklua Walking Street Vendors

Mayor of Pattaya, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently had the great pleasure of presenting ‘Clean Food – Good Taste’ certificates to a number of street vendors from the Naklua Walking Street Market. The certificates are presented to those vendors who have proven good food hygiene in the preparation

and serving of their goods together with tastiness and affordability. All the vendors had to pass an examination from the Pattaya Health Office. The Naklua Walking Street Market sells a wide variety of food, clothes, jewellery, etc. and is open from 5.00pm every Saturday and Sunday. by Nana

offering a whole host of services this year’s ‘Money Expo’ is already guaranteed to be a huge success. Special offers from the private sector include the Krung Thai Bank who will be offering housing loans with 0% interest for the first six month on new house purchases and refinancing, including free estate

appraisals and no fee loan management. The Islamic Bank will be offering a ‘Habitation Loan’ with 1 baht for 1 year’s interest with a maximum financing of 100% and a free ipod to boot. The Government Savings Bank will be giving away a Mercedes Benz to one of the lucky winners who purchase a

special 5 Year Savings Lotto. Representatives from Securities Companies and the Thai Stock Exchange will offer special packages aimed at easily starting to invest in the stock and futures market, and people taking advantage of any of the services will be eligible to receive a special gift from the Stock Exchange of Thailand booth.

Many other gifts will be available including microwaves, refrigerators, etc. If you require any further information on the ‘Money Expo 2010’ please telephone Achara Pongpol 02-691-4126 ext. 202, or Puttaya Sanghirun 02-6914126 ext. 217. Let’s hope that the Expo will be the start of a profitable 2010 for us all.


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Nongprue Municipality look at maintenance of village water tanks Nongprue Mayor, Khun Mine Chaiyanit, recently chaired the annual meeting to discuss the maintenance, replacement and building of new water tanks to ensure local residents have a good supply of water throughout the long summer months. The meting was open to local, municipality and government personnel and to local residents and other interested parties. In the past the Nongprue Municipality has built storage tanks for the local villages to bring them relief when

New arrangements for Passport Services Overseas

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is reorganising the way it deals with passport applications as part of a plan to make the way British passports are issued more efficient and secure. The reorganisation is aimed at keeping down the cost of a new passport. An important part of the change is that, all applications for passports will be processed by regional Passport Processing Centres, so applicants will need to allow some extra time for applications to be sent to and from the Processing Centre. In some countries, applicants will still be able to hand in their application and pay at

their local British Embassy/ High Commission/Consulate. In others, the application should be sent direct to the regional Processing Centre. Details of how the new system is set up country-by-country can be found on the FCO website. The FCO will still aim to issue at least 90% of all straightforward passport applications within 10 working days of receipt of the correct documents and fee, although this will exclude the time taken for delivery. British Embassy/High Commission/Consulates will continue to issue travel documents for applicants who need to travel in an emergency. British Ambassador to Thailand, Quinton Quayle, said “The British Embassy is working to ensure that the

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the water service is not all it should be. Many of these tanks have been in place for many years and are in need of some tender loving care.

The annual survey has found that this year a total of 17 tanks are in desperate need of repair if they are expected to be working this summer.

Famous Author Inspires Harrovians Paul Geraghty is an author and illustrator of children's picture books and novels, including Slobcat, Solo, The Hunter, The Hoppameleon, Monty's Journey and Look out, Patrick! And he came to visit us recently. He lives in London, travels extensively and makes occasional visits to schools to talk about books and draw for large audiences of tiny, medium and fullsized people. Paul broke new territory with his realistic picture book Dinosaur in Danger, a work of meticulously researched fiction produced

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Ushering in the New Year with projects supporting our youngest and oldest students, Harrow Bangkok is proud to reveal two exciting projects. Responding to the immense demand for places, in Early Years the crèche has been

expanded and new outdoor play facilities created. Students can now explore even more of the Early Years Foundation Stage as they prepare to begin the National Curriculum that is at the core of Harrow’s curriculum. After a unique educational

The College students enjoy their field trip

in conjunction with the Natural History Museum, London. We were delighted to welcome him and, if my

son’s huge enthusiasm is any kind of yardstick, he has inspired a new generation of writers and illustrators.

We all remember school trips from our childhood, wherever we were been brought up. And in Thai schools today, this tradition continues, especially as recent educational acts have stressed the need for Thai children to experience their culture close up and first hand. With this in mind, the staff from the College at Asian University organized an instructive and enjoyable social trip for its M.4 and M.5 students, taking in the

journey, our students will enter a bustling new Sixth Form Centre. Here students can fulfil their potential as leaders of the future in an inspiring environment. With other exciting developments in the pipeline such as our third boarding house and enhanced sporting facilities, we invite suitably qualified students to apply to the school for the few remaining places. For more information please visit our website: www.harrowschool.ac.th or e- mail us on: admissions@ harrowschool.ac.th.

central plains provinces of Ayutthaya, Suphaburi and Chainat. Students studying Thai literature, history, geography and Buddhism got to experience their subjects in the real world, outside the formal study atmosphere of their classrooms. Among the sights the students were treated to include the great ruined temples of Ayutthaya, traditional farming techniques in Suphanburi, and one of the Kingdom’s

largest hydroelectric dams in Chainat. The students saw for themselves the hard work involved in farming, and tried their hands at planting rice and ploughing with buffaloes. A weary, but thoroughly satisfied group of students and staff returned home late on Sunday night at the end of their 3 three day tour. All believed that their cultural adventure had been very rewarding, that it had enhanced their understanding of their school subjects, and had motivated them to find out more about their fascinating country.

including council members, chiefs from the government sector, leading members of the community, students, teachers, local residents and Nongprue municipality

volunteer health workers. Environmental officers from the area had discovered the health risks arising from garbage that was littering the streets and vacant lots. Much of the garbage included household items and different kinds of food, together a breeding ground for germs and a major source of pollution. It was hoped that pursuant to cleaning up the streets and vacant plots it would encourage local residents to dispose of their refuse in the proper way and help keep the area clean and free from pollution and germs.

Nongprue Town launches “Big Cleaning Week” program

Recently, the Mayor of Nongprue presided over the official launch of the ‘Big Cleaning Week’ project in the municipality. The ceremony was attended by many people

introduction of the new arrangements runs smoothly. Further information about the forthcoming changes can be found on the Embassy website, which we hope will help to answer any queries at this stage. We can assure customers that we will continue to offer the best service possible. ” The British passport is trusted as a secure document the world over. We want to keep it that way so that British travellers continue to enjoy the convenience and benefits of a travel document which is known to be difficult to forge or obtain fraudulently. Limiting the number of locations where we print passports reduces the risk of them falling into the wrong hands. The new processing centres will be staffed by teams specialised in passport examination, fraud detection and secure document technology.


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Inspiring us to help others Khun Mechai shows how business and charity can work together. On a Thursday afternoon recently, a number of students had the privilege of meeting Tim Beaumont and Khun Mechai who came into school to talk about their joint project to build a school to serve a poor community in North East Thailand. Tim Beaumont is a very successful architect and Khun Mechai Weerawaitaya, of course, needs no introduction as the man who has had such a profound effect on Thailand through his work in Health Education and many other fields. It is always inspirational for students to hear from successful peopleit gives them focus and

encourages them to strive to achieve. Both Tim and Khun Mechai are leaders in their field but their commitment to helping others and 'making a difference' was very clear. In particular, Khun Mechai spoke very powerfully about the Lamplaimat Pattana

School project in Buriram; it's a fascinating exercise in 'out of the box' thinking and is clearly having a profound impact on children's lives. The focus on education as a means to a happy and fulfilling life was a clear message from both men.

Pattaya Sports Club Charity Golf The Phoenix Tuesday Golf Group will hold it’s 1st Annual Charity Tournament in aid of the Bang Jing Jai Orphanage on Tuesday 30th March 2010 at Phoenix G.C. Starting 10.24 am. Limited to 80 Players in groups of 4 Basic rules are: 1. Two Ball Scramble (Stapleford). 20% of combined handicap allowed, but no more than the lowest handicapper. 2. Teams can be mixed Men/Ladies. (Maximum Handicap Allowance; (Men 28. Ladies 36). Men White Tees. Ladies Red tees. 3. Entrance fee is 600 Baht per person, (which includes

buffet at presentation), payable on registration. All green fees, Caddy fees and cart fees will be paid by each individual on the day. 4. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plus technical Near Pins/Long Drive, etc. 5. Lucky draw at presentation. 6. Tee times will be allocated at least 3 days before the event Help our group to support needy children in Pattaya. We need players to sign up in teams of 2 and we need sponsors to provide main prizes for the first 3 places and Technical prizes for each hole. Long Drive, Near Pins,

Pattaya Town donates a survival kit to the mother of a son with Down Syndrome

Near centre line etc. etc. YOU PROVIDE IT AND YOU NOMINATE IT! A man is never so tall as when he stoops to help those in need For Further Information Contact: Mike Gerrard on 087 091 7565 Or 086 832 7874. Bob Neylon on 081 916 1853. Stuart Gordon on 085 630 7402

5000 kilogram Penguin moves in at the Father Ray Foundation’s Children's Village Recently, Ms. Jarranee TienThong and Bobby Brooks had a delima, which was that Ms. TienThong who recenly sucumbed to cancer had an antiques shop known famouse worldwide with cast Statues and bigger than life Bronse Statues on Thrappaya Road near the Koh Hanueman Statue. The shop was sold and a 5000 pound Kilogram pequin and two 1000 pound kilo elephants were left behind. Jarannee wanted to donate it, but to who? Bobby’s first thought, ”I think this would be great for the Childrens Viullage for the Father Ray Childrens’s Village.” They are always finding new ways to educate and improve children’s lives. The Delima: How do you move a Penguin 2 meters high and 5000 Kilograms? Bobby made one phone call to Brother Dennis at the Fater Ray Foundation, and within the same day the Penguin

L-R: Bobby Brooks- Warden- US Embassy, Laprasada Honman Brooks, Bro. Denis Gervais, C.Ss.R. Vice Presedent and Fr. Lawrence Patin, C.Ss.R.President and of course: the CHILDREN!!!!

made his Permannet Home at the Father Ray Childrens Village. Many of these children were left by thier parents or by families that can not afford to take care them now. They range in age from 4 years old and up, the goal is to educate them and hopefully re-unite with thier familes some day if possible. It will soon be moved to the front streeet to be used as a helpful landmark when people want to drop in, or

vist just off Siam Country Club road near Lake Mapbrachan. The largest poulation of penguin’s are called the ”Emperor Penguin” and started appearing on navigation maps back in 1599 but are believed to have existed 30-40 million years ago. It is famous fors its ”Presence of Confidence” and underwater dives of the emperor penguin’s have been recorded reaching a depth of 565 m (1,870 ft) for up to 22 minutes.

Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, Khun Wuttisak Leamkitchakan, recently visited a community rental room behind Wat Chonglom to present a survival pack to 43 years old Maleechan Piewphong, for help with providing care to her four year old son Metus. Malee put a request for help into City Hall after she found it impossible to pay for the diapers her son needs on a daily basis. The young boy has a wound on his left side, below his tummy button, where he had to undergo surgery to fit a catheter. Pattaya City Hall donates 1,000 baht per month to disabled people, though this is nowhere near enough for their care. Malee is unable to work as her son requires care 24 hours a day, and his father, a construction worker, when earning, does not earn enough to provide for the families needs, especially with another seven year old in full time education. After hearing about the case the Deputy Mayor arranged to visit the family with a Public Health Doctor to give basic

medical treatment and the survival pack which contained a pack of milk, 2 bags of rice and a large pack of diapers.

The Deputy Mayor also gave the deserving mother a private donation of 500 baht to help her out.


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400,000 Baht necklace snatched from Finish man

Pattaya Police Officers recently received a report from Mr. Pasi Tapahi Virtanen of Finland, that his necklace had been snatched under the bridge at Pratamnak Road Moo 10. Officers made their way to the location to make a full report. Arriving on the scene the Finish gentleman explained to the officers that he had been standing under the bridge waiting for a Baht Bus to take him home to his condominium. As the baht bus arrived, he noticed two

teenagers on a white Honda Wave motorcycle behind it, and before he knew what was happening, the passenger had snatched his gold necklace and Buddha image from around his neck and the two had driven off. The baht bus driver attempted to follow the two robbers, however, driving into a narrow road, they made good their escape. Police officers made a formal report and will try and discover the identity of the two robbers and bring then to justice.

Electric pole splits car in half

The Pattaya Police Station recently received a report that a serious car accident had taken place on the Sukhumvit Road near Soi Nong Hin, when a car had crashed into a stereo shop and rice soup kitchen. Officers along with a Sawang Rescue Team made their way to the scene. Arriving at the scene the emergency services discovered a Honda Civic car which had been cut in half, with the front end of the car ending up in the rice soup shop, causing slight damage, and the back end in the stereo shop, damaging the entire shop. The driver and the passenger of the vehicle had both been catapulted out of the car on impact, they were 30 year old, Tanate Krongchon a police officer from Hoy Yai and the son of the Police Senior Sergeant Mayor of Hoy Yai police station, and 30 year old Sutat Homheam, also a police officer and the son of Hoy Yai village Headman. Both had sustained serious injuries and alcohol was detected on the breath of both men.

The owner of the stereo shop, 30 year old Tanongsak Tatsanasorn, and his 11 year old son Virachai, were both asleep in the shop at the time of the accident and received minor injuries. The Rescue Team took all four to the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital for emergency treatment. The rice soup shop owner, 45 year old Sompob Tongsom, explained to the officers that he had been serving customers at three tables when he suddenly heard the noise of a car crashing into an electric pole behind him, turning, he saw the car split in two, however, he and his customers managed to evade the front of the car as it flew into his shop. He immediately called the police to report the crash. Police officers believe the cause of the accident was driving at high speed whilst intoxicated and both men will be interviewed to determine who was driving. Once this has been established the driver will be prosecuted with reckless driving resulting in his own and three others injuries and causing damage to private property.

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Dead body found in Trash Dumpster

The Banglamung Police Department recently received a report that a dead body had been discovered in a trash dumpster close to the entrance to the Nernplubwan Village on Moo 5. Officers quickly made their way to the village where they met up with the man who had discovered the body, 48 year old Khun Boonpeang Bootwisete. He explained to the officers that he recycles garbage but had got more than he bargained

for this morning. The body had been discovered in a blue dumpster approximately 50 metres from the village in front of a vacant lot. With a Pattaya Sawang Booribun Rescue Team in attendance the officers were shown the body, aged around 40 years, in the bottom of the dumpster and covered with a rug. The side of the dumpster was covered with blood stains. Upon removal, it was

Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010 apparent that the victim had been hit with a blunt instrument to his head, and it was determined that he had been dead for around 8 – 9 hours. Police officers discovered the man’s mobile phone in his pocket along with 188 baht in cash. The Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team transferred the body to the Banglamung Hospital. Boonpeang, who discovered the body, explained to the officers that he makes a living from touring the city's dumpsters and recycling anything with a value. He had come across the blue dumpster, not usually on his route, and was shocked to find the dead body rather than the expected plastic, glass or metal. Police investigators looked to a construction site which was close by to see if anyone had seen or heard anything. Site owner Mrs. Malee, gave permission for the officers to look around the site and talk to the workers. As the officers approached the

living accommodation they discovered bloodstains on the floor in one of the rooms. The owner stated that there were two workers missing, and upon being shown the dead body, she could identify it as one of the missing workers, 40 year old Nun from Prachenburi, a mortar worker. Co-worker, Suwit, explained to the officers that the previous evening he had been having a drink with the victim and another worker. However, around 7.30pm he had gone home and left the other two drinking. The following morning, when he returned to work, the two men were missing and he informed the owner. It is assumed that the two workers had got very drunk and ended up fighting, with one of them being hit with a blunt object and killed. The other worker panicked and hid the body in the dumpster before fleeing the scene. Police officers will carry out a full investigation and try and bring the killer to justice.

Shotgun used against ‘Good Samaritan’ Police Officers from Pattaya Police Station recently received a report from an anonymous caller of a shooting incident that had taken place at the Yai Loa Village on Soi Kor Pai which had left one person seriously injured. Arriving at the scene the officers discovered that the victim had already been transferred to the Banglamung Hospital, however, they found

blood by the front door of the property and a number of bullet holes made by shotgun pellets. The house also had a large quantity of Fighting Cocks. The police officers made their way to the hospital to talk to the victim, 32 year old Pairoj (Dam) Bamrungtam, who explained that prior to the incident he had been sleeping at the property to guard his bosses fighting cocks

The honest dog guarding his dead owner’s body growled at and tried to bite officers An elderly motorbike taxi driver recently had a heart attack, however, his ever faithful dog ‘Black’ along with two friends refused to allow emergency services anywhere near him for over two hours, instead choosing to growl at them and chase them off. Officers from the Sattahip Police Station received a report from 40 years old Khun Chumpon Thaneatpon, a neighbour of the taxi driver, to state that he had found his friend, 61 years old Khun Somyot Chatnak, dead in his house on Moo 3 Sattahip. When the rescue services arrived the three dogs would not let them anywhere near their dead master. Black, a male Chihuahua, along with two similar dogs, kept the professional rescue team at bay for over two hours. Eventually the rescuers managed to get leashes on two of the dogs, however, black was having none of it, and in the end, they had to

cover him with a mosquito net so they could quickly get the body out of the house. As he saw his masters body being taken from the house he became very distraught and tried to bite everyone in site. The neighbour explained to the officers that the dead man had lived in the house with his famous dog Black, and the two other dogs for many years. This evening, thinking it was strange that he had not seen the taxi driver when he finished work, he set out to make sure everything was OK. The dead man had a long history of diabetes and high blood pressure which leads the officers to believe he suffered a major heart attack, however, his body was taken to the hospital for an autopsy. The dead mans family have been notified that they need to take care of the three dogs before they do anyone any harm.

when he was awakened by a motorbike pulling up outside and people arguing. Getting up to see what all the commotion was about, he discovered four young people, one he knew as Suar, who has a history of robbing people who drive into Soi Ko Pea, robbing an old security guard of all his belongings. The victim approached the robbers and asked them why they were robbing an old man who had nothing to start with? Suar became very angry and shouted at the victim “You wait here, I’ll be back” and drove off. Thinking the incident was

over the victim went back to bed, however, a short while later he suddenly heard a gunshot and realised he had been shot. He managed to crawl out of the front door and alerted neighbours who took him to the hospital for emergency treatment. The police officers made a formal report and will apprehend Suar and his gang members as soon as possible.


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Woman and Child Protection Pattaya City chooses two Agency make arrests at companies to stage Chinese Thai Massage Parlour New Year Celebrations 2010

Pattaya Police Officers in cooperation with Officers from the Woman and Children Protection Agency recently went under cover in an attempt to arrest the owners of a Thai Massage Parlour suspected of offering sex for money. Once evidence was collected and the women confronted, they quickly admitted their guilt, thirteen women in total were apprehended along with the owner of the parlour. The Bianga Massage Parlour on Pattaya Third Road Moo 9, had been under surveillance with police officers for some time and had an abundance of Thai and foreign customers. Plain clothed officers, pretending to be tourists,

were escorted to the first floor where 13 young ladies awaited customers. One of the officers arranged for a traditional Thai Massage, and upon completion, the masseuse offered him sex for an additional 1,000 baht. The young lady was immediately arrested and charged with prostitution. Together with the young lady the officers also arrested Khun Amnaj Charearn, the manager, who was charged with managing a house of prostitution. The other 12 woman on the premises, aged between 25 and 35, were taken to the police station where their records were checked before they were charged according to the law. by Somboon

Elephant electrocuted by faulty security wiring

A very sad tale now of an elephant that was apparently electrocuted at the elephant camp in Jomtien. The 50 year old elephant, Sangchan, was killed with high voltage cables that are part of the lighting security system. Thankfully, one of the owners of the elephant, Aoy, who was on the beasts back at the time of the incident, felt a painful numbness in his legs and fell to the ground, saving his life. The Mahouts and other elephant owners explained that other beasts had been electrocuted in the past, usually in heavy rain, however, they had managed to get away before being killed. Officials from the Electricity Authority carried out extensive investigations in the area but could find

nothing wrong with the area. Police officers were notified of the death and in their preliminary investigations were informed that the matter was very important as those responsible for the death must be brought to justice. The owners of the elephant took out a loan to purchase the beast and need to claim damages of 700,000 baht from someone. The owners explained to the officers that the beast was in very good health, it had passed a monthly health check only 10 minutes before the electricity killed it. Police officers will make a thorough investigation to see if they can get to the bottom of the elephants death and ensure those responsible pay damages.

Pattaya City Hall have narrowed the companies to arrange the annual Chinese New Year and Valentines Day Celebrations down to two companies, and with a budget of two million baht the competition was stiff. A meeting was recently held at one of the conference rooms in Pattaya City Hall where Chief Assistant of the District Office, Khun Wutipon Chareanpol, chaired a meeting with representatives of the two companies, the Good Idea Organise Company and Event Support Company, to officially receive their bids and hear their proposals. The Chinese New Year and Valentines celebrations will take place throughout

the City from the 4th – 16th February mainly at Bali Hai Pier. The two companies left in the running submitted detailed drawings of their ideas and a resume on past similar projects. Pattaya City Hall organises this annual event to help promote tourism throughout the world to create a Pattaya China Town. The Chinese New Year celebrations will include a large number of special attractions including Dragon, Lion and Engkong Parades, performances from famous performers, Cultural Performances, etc. Pattaya City Hall is sure this year’s event will be as successful as in previous years.

Brother kills sibling who was violent to their mother

In the early hours of the 24th January the Banglamung Police Department received a report of a shooting incident that had taken place on Moo 6 Nongprue. Arriving at the scene the officers discovered the body of 37 year old Khun Montre Saeloa, a son of the owner of the house, who had been shot in the forehead with a hand made gun. Also at the scene was the dead mans younger brother, 32 year old Khun Kumpol Saeloa, who with the gun still in his hand immediately surrendered to the police officers. He explained to the officers that he was sick to death of his older brother attacking and hurting his mother, Khun Wanphen, so often and had finally lost his patience. Earlier in the evening as

his older brother was once again beating their mother he tried to intervene, however, his brother turned on him and attacked him with a plank of wood. At this stage he lost all reason and going to his bedroom he got the home made gun and stopped his brother forever. The boys mother explained to the police that her son did beat her on a regular basis, although it was not his fault, he was mentally challenged and had a bad drug problem. She had never reported the violent son to the police as she did not want to get him into trouble and felt sorry for him. Now she is devastated because not only has one of her son’s been killed, but the other is going to go to prison for a long time.

Dead body discovered in shallow grave Police Officers from the Huy Yai Police Station in Chonburi recently received a report that a dead body had been discovered near to a stream at a pineapple farm off Moo 2 T. Khoa Mai Keaw. The officers together with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team and a doctor from the Banglamung Hospital made their way to the scene. Travelling approximately five Kms along a dirt track the team came upon the scene near to a dry stream. The victim was found to be around 40 – 45 years old, and he had been buried around a metre deep and covered with a plastic bag. When the rescue team removed the plastic they discovered the man was wearing a long sleeved shirt and his underwear. Upon further investigation of the body it was found that the man was covered in tattoos with many people’s names on his arms and legs, and an address tattooed on

his right side. The right hand side of his forehead had been crushed with a blunt instrument which was obviously the cause of death. The rescue team and doctor established that the man had probably been dead from 2 – 3 days. Police officers were informed that the body had been discovered by a migrant worker who was out bird hunting and noticed the freshly dug earth resembling a grave. Fearing it might be a body he notified Municipality workers, who upon discovering the body informed the police. Police officers believe that there must have been at least two people involved in the murder as the man had not been killed at the scene. They will follow all lines of enquiry, including interviewing the people with their name tattooed on his body, and believe the motive for the killing was either business related or someone with a personal grudge.


BUSINESS NEWS Southeast Asia Launches High quality traveler New Tourism Campaign targeted in Thailand

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'Southeast Asia: feel the warmth' will emphasize the welcoming nature of the region's hospitality and climate TenSoutheastAsiancountries today launched a new tourism campaign, Southeast Asia: feel the warmth, which features a dynamic new interactive website at SoutheastAsia.org. Tourists in markets such as the UK, Australia, North America, India and Hong Kong are the primary targets for campaign. Southeast Asia: feel the warmth, officially unveiled and supported by government ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Brunei today, will emphasize the warmth of Southeast Asia's hospitality and climate and the diversity of the region's cultural attractions and tourism activities. The ten participating countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. SoutheastAsia.org has been created as the main platform for travellers to research, plan, book and comment upon their holidays in Southeast Asia. The initial focus of the Southeast Asia: feel the warmth campaign is to encourage travellers to submit their own text, videos, comments and reviews to the site. This user-generated content will supplement professionally-sourced content from Lonely Planet, ASEAN's national tourism organizations, professional travel writers and other contributors. Contestants submitting content can win prizes. SoutheastAsia.org is already a rich resource for Southeast Asian travel. Lonely Planet has supplied insights and practical information on more than 8,000 travel attractions and things to do in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based travel search engine, Wego, created the integrated map, trip planner, and meta-search engine. Another Singapore firm, Qais, developed the site and will build traveller awareness of SoutheastAsia.org through a sustained e-marketing campaign, which also starts with today's launch. Announcing the campaign today, His Excellency Pehin Dato Yahya, Brunei's Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, told ASEAN Tourism Forum delegates and media that the new campaign had been built on four principles: "First, the fact that 'Southeast Asia' has greater recognition in international source markets than 'ASEAN'. Second, the trust that online consumers now put in metasearch tools and user-generated content. Third, the importance

of authenticity and 'warmth' in travellers’ decision making processes. And fourth, the tremendous opportunities that Southeast Asia offers to visitors who are interested in exploring niche themes such as culture, adventure, shopping, ecotourism, island holidays, train travel, spa, culinary experiences, river and sea cruises, and much more." SoutheastAsia.org's key sell point is its ability to allow travellers to compare itineraries and prices from multiple airlines, hotels and tour operators. When the online visitor finds the deal they like most, a simple click transfers them to the travel supplier's own website for booking. Mr Felix Cruz, Chairman of the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA), and Vice President of Marketing for Philippine Airlines, said that the campaign had the supporting objectives of promoting multi-destination travel within Southeast Asia, boosting tourism as a tool to fight poverty in the poorer areas of the region, and helping small and medium-sized tourism enterprises showcase their tourism services to a wider audience. ACE Project Director, Mr R. J. Gurley, said "We are particularly excited about the boost in demand our theme-based approach to content will bring to nichefocused small and medium sized tourism enterprises throughout Southeast Asia." Southeast Asia: feel the warmth was created by the ASEAN Competitiveness Enhancement (ACE) office in collaboration with ASEANTA. ASEAN tourism ministries support the campaign. The region's national tourism organizations played a key role at each stage of the brand and campaign development. The ACE Project is designed and funded by the United States Agency for International Development. In January 2009, ACE and ASEANTA signed an agreement to work together on a new branding and marketing campaign that would encourage travellers to visit multiple Southeast Asian destinations, stay longer, and spend more money in the region. The ASEAN Tourism Association, with support from ASEAN national tourism offices, has since agreed to establish an ASEAN Tourism Marketing Centre (ATMC), initially within the ACE Project in Bangkok, to implement Southeast Asia: feel the warmth. The ATMC's ACE-funded staff will coordinate with Wego and Qais to build awareness of SoutheastAsia.org and handle consumer queries.

Higher quality tourism rather than big numbers is the credential of the Tourism Authority of Thailand for 2010, according to Khun Juthaporn Rerngronasa, reappointed last week as Deputy Governor for International marketing. TAT is now working on campaign to have visitors staying longer in the country or at least spending more during their stay. TAT will repeat its successful campaign “Amazing Thailand, Amazing Value” which mostly targets travelers from the region by promoting shopping and good bargains. Niche markets are high on TAT agenda with medical tourism being promoted to Middle-East

countries while Environmentfriendly products will be introduced to European markets. TAT is also keen to introduce new destinations to repeating travelers as well as younger affluent tourists who are keener to venture outside well-established tourism circuits. Meanwhile, TAT new Governor Khun Suraphon Svetasreni looks to boost TAT presence in social media and on the web with again younger tourists from developed countries being the main target. TAT expects the number of international tourists to grow at around 7 to 10% to approximately 15.0 to 15.5 million in 2010.

CEOs and MDs of Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel and Microsoft to address travel industry in Asia

Leading senior executives from Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel, and Microsoft are set to address Asia’s travel industry and discuss key strategies for the upturn at EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit Asia, which will take place in Singapore, April 28-29. The event is Asia’s largest meeting place for senior travel professionals with 55 expert speakers confirmed and over 800 leading brands expected attend. Top on the agenda for 2010 is an analysis of how the Asian travel industry can prepare for recovery. After a tough year, the key to rebuilding the foundations of a recovering market will be innovation and a clear understanding of how new technologies will drive future change and create lucrative opportunities for online travel. Heading up the debate will be Timothy Hughes, VP of Orbitz, Hotelclub, and founder of the Business of Online Travel along with Mark Inkster, GM, Microsoft Online Services Group Asia. They will be joined by Google’s managing director of travel, Rob Torres, who will be coming all the way from Mountain View, California, to share his unique visions for the future of online travel. Robert Bailey, president and CEO of Abacus International; Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of Air Asia X; and John Koldowski, deputy CEO

and head, Office of Strategy Management at PATA, will present the new trends, key issues, and challenges that will shape the industry in 2010 and beyond. Recent research from the UNWTO and STR Global revealed that growth has returned to international travel and tourism markets, and Asia in particular is enjoying slow but steady growth in both business travel and long haul, two sectors that were hit hardest by the global softening of demand. Event director, Marco Saio, reported: “It’s been a tough year for the Asian travel market. The industry playing field has changed dramatically. We’re seeing now that those companies who intelligently prepare for the upturn will be those who reap the rewards." “This event comes at an opportune moment. Packed full of insightful case studies from top travel brands, as well as ample time to network and secure successful partnerships, TDS Asia 2010 is an essential date for every Asian travel professionals diary," said Saio. With recovery as the central theme of the summit, it will bring together leading executives from Asia, Europe, and North America for two days of insightful presentations, heated debate, and powerful networking opportunities to arm online travel professionals with essential strategic tools and knowledge for a successful 2010.

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International tourism on track for a rebound after an exceptionally challenging 2009

Growth returned to international tourism in the last quarter of 2009 contributing to better than expected fullyear results, according to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals fell by an estimated 4 percent in 2009. Prospects have also improved with arrivals now forecast to grow between 3 percent and 4 percent in 2010. This outlook is confirmed by the remarkable rise of the UNWTO Panel of Experts' Confidence Index. 2009: last quarter sees return to growth

International tourist arrivals for business, leisure, and other purposes are estimated to have declined worldwide by 4 percent in 2009 to 880 million. This represents a slight improvement on the previous estimate as a result of the 2 percent upswing in the last quarter of 2009. In contrast, international tourist arrivals shrank by 10 percent, 7 percent, and 2 percent in the first three quarters respectively. Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East led the recovery with growth already turning positive in both regions in the second half of 2009.

Thai Airways is seeking a younger image

Passengers of Thai Airways International (THAI) can expect to be served by younger female flight attendants as senior staff take up an unprecedented voluntary resignation package. THAI is aiming to improve its appeal to customers while circumventing accusations of age and sex discrimination with a tempting ‘‘mutual separation plan’’ for female flight attendants aged 45 and over. Those who take up the carrier’s offer will receive up to 30 times their monthly salary in a lump sum. The scheme is the first socalled “mutual separation plan” – or MSP – to be launched by THAI in its 50-year history and exclusively targets female flight attendants aged 45 and over. The initiative, which has been backed by the airline and unions, is part of the managements bid to rejuvenate THAI brand image and save costs, while giving senior crew the chance to stay on or leave the firm, said THAI executives. To avoid allegations of sex and age discrimination,

THAI plans to make voluntary retirement highly appealing, with flight attendants who have served for 15 years being offered a lump-sum of up to 30 times their monthly salary. THAI president Piyasvasti Amranand said the MSP would help the airline trim operating costs. Older THAI cabin attendants earn about 100,000 baht a month, while younger colleagues get about 30,000 baht. THAI is believed to be among very few leading carriers in Asia in having very liberal employment terms for female cabin attendants, with no fixed period of service or age limit beyond the compulsory retirement age of 60. The Thai carrier had originally followed the norms of the worldwide airline industry, hiring cabin attendants on contract terms and setting the age limit for operating on flights at 45. But union and political pressure in the 1990s, while Montree Pongpanit served as transport minister, succeeded in removing restrictions, enabling attendants to work on board until 60, provided they were willing and physically fit enough.


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The Bank of Thailand yesterday officially signalled a policy-rate hike in the second half of the year but promised to take into account the pace of economic recovery and inflation before making any move. At a press conference recently, BOT Assistant Governor Paiboon Kittisrikangwan said inflation would remain low this year, because the government had extended its measures to ease the cost of living until the end of the first quarter. Headline inflation, without volatile items like energy, could be 3-5 per cent, while core inflation could be 1.32.3 per cent. He said monetary policy could return to normalcy this year if the private sector and the economy saw stable expansion. If core inflation rises above 2.3 per cent in the third or fourth quarter in the wake of higher oil and

prevent excess liquidity, which could cause bubbles." The policy rate has been maintained at 1.25 per cent since 2008. Regarding the baht, he said the BOT was ready to ensure its strengthening would not pose a threat to the economy. However, he ruled out fixing the rate. Recently, the central bank highlighted the disrupted global recovery as one of the four main risk factors for the local economy this year but maintained the economic growth forecast for the country at 3.3-5.3 per cent on solid improvement in major indicators. While the global economy could expand less than expected, the BOT said the Finance Ministry's stimulus package might not make the full impact if the disbursement rate did not meet the target. There is also

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BOT hints at rate hike in second half of year commodity prices, the central bank may consider the possibility of increasing the policy rate. "The current low-rate policy is aimed at supporting economic

recovery. Once the economy is stable, the rates should be normalised, taking into account long-term stability and economic expansion," he said. "A rate hike would not pose a threat to investment and economic recovery, but it should not be too late to cope with inflation or to

lingering concerns over the fallout from the Map Ta Phut project suspensions, and the ongoing political instability is hurting investor confidence. Paiboon said the risk factors would play a big role in Thailand's economic expansion. He said the BOT had maintained its growth-rate forecast of 3.35.3 per cent for gross domestic product this year, unchanged from last October. Against last year's 2.7-per-cent contraction, the economy will continue the growth momentum seen in the fourth quarter when the growth rate was 4 per cent, thanks to the global economic recovery and improvements in domestic consumption, private investment and exports. Paiboon said this was reflected in higher consumer- and industrial-confidence indexes. The rising confidence will lead to an expansion in imports.

Thailand continues to earn Kudos for its tourism products and services In spite of the global tourism slump in 2009, Thailand and the Thai travel and tourism industry continued to win numerous awards and be rated highly in survey rankings, a clear indicator of the high level of confidence in the quality of the kingdom’s travel products and services. Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, TAT Governor said, “The Thai travel and tourism industry is very proud to be recognised thus. Thailand is known the world over for its hospitality, friendly people and excellent service standards, all factors which contribute towards making it one of the most popular global destinations.” A listing of the awards and rankings: Thailand was ranked Number One on the list of the friendliest places for expats to live by the HSBC Bank International’s

survey in 2009. It was also rated among the top countries in terms of quality accommodation. Launched in 2008, the Expat Explorer survey positions itself as “the largest independent global survey of expats.” Commissioned by the HSBC Bank International

and conducted by a third-party research company, the survey covered more than 3,100 expats living in 50 countries about the opportunities and challenges they experience living away from

home. Conducted between February and April 2009, the survey revealed that expats enjoy a better life in their new country, with the majority claiming an increase in the quality of living compared with life back home. Thailand was one of the best performing locations for expats, ranking third overall. Expats residing in Thailand reported being “more satisfied with their quality of life than the majority of their counterparts elsewhere.” More than half (53%) reported that the quality of their social life has increased since they moved to Thailand and almost one third (29%) said that the quality of their working hours had improved. Entertainment, food quality, accommodation, social life, and health and well-being all rated significantly higher than the

Powerful Thai tourism figure transferred The travel industry considered her as the eminence grise at the Ministry of Tourism. Named as the Permanent Secretary for tourism and sports, Sasithara Pichaicharnnarong has been removed recently and named as an adviser to the Prime Minister. According to local newspapers, ongoing conflict with the current Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa came over the appointment of four officials at the Ministry. Despite being nominated by Ms

Sasithara in September, positions remained vacant as the Minister refused to endorse them. Chumpol insisted that the decision for Sasithara transfer was only implemented by the cabinet

due to poor implementation of government policies and inadequate coordination of state officials. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the transfer was made for administrative reasons. Ms Sasithara declared meanwhile to the Bangkok Post that she had been surprised by her immediate transfer. "I have never done anything wrong or been involved in any corruption. I have carried out many projects to promote sports and tourism,” she explained to the Bangkok Post in

worldwide averages. Thailand also rated very favourably in terms of luxury products, when compared with other parts of the world. Tourism-Review.com, a travel news gateway for the industry professionals, conducted a survey of the Top 10 Country Brands for Friendly Locals. In the survey, Thailand ranked number 4. Recognising Thailand by its long-held epithet, “The Land of Smiles”, the Tourism-Review. com survey said the kingdom was hailed by respondents for the “warm hospitality and generally happy dispositions of the Thai people.” It said, “As well as being friendly and welcoming, Thais are known for their incredible sense of humour and light-hearted spirit—qualities that make it easy to make new friends.”

Thailand was voted the Most Popular Destination in Asia 2009 by users of www.hotelclub.com, an accommodation reservation

service provider which claims to have more than 6 million viewers. The website claimed votes were cast by more than 52,000 people.

an interview. But personalities clash is most likely the hidden reason behind the move. Sasithara was very well known in all tourism circles, had many connections in international tourism circles. Her knowledge on tourism, the fact also that she masters perfectly English and French – in contrary to the Minister 'unimpressive' English skills - made her most probably the Ministry of Tourism and Sport pivotal figure. The transfer has immediately drawn protests from the Tourism Community. On January 22, Thailand’s

Daily, the Nation, published the plea from the Federation of Thai Tourism Associations (Fetta) to the Minister to reinstate the Permanent Secretary. They argue that Sasithara’s knowledge of ongoing projects and its implementation were of great value as Thailand’s tourism is starting its recovery. Ongoing projects include the preparatory plan for the Thai tourism sector to join ASEAN Free Trade Agreement as well as a new bill on tourism, to be completed by the end of February. On the same day, the Bangkok Post reported the words of Anake

Srishevachart, President of the Thai-Japan Tourist Association, who declared that the private sector was very concerned by the transfer of a skilled professional, as many tourism initiatives, such as some in China, have been made possible thanks to Ms Sasithara personal involvement. "We need her and her connections to promote many projects”, Srishevachart declared to the newspaper, adding that it would be hard to achieve the government target of 16 million tourism arrivals iN 2010 without Ms Sasithara remaining in the post.


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Jameson’s Bob the Barman Canadian Jazz Diva Visits Celebration AMARI Orchid Pattaya Birthday at Jameson’s Man of the Match Award

Allison Greening enjoys her Birthday at Jameson's Pattaya, surrounded by her many friends from the British Chamber of Commerce including Graham MacDonald a Team from The Pattaya Mail including Peter Malhotra, Richard and Maggie Waller from the Charitable Wine firm in Pattaya "The World of Wines'', and of course the Jameson's Staff

Dusit Thani Pattaya provides home to international tennis stars and tournaments

Uzbekistan’s tennis pride Denis Istomin (2nd left) was spotted at Dusit Thani Pattaya where he and his entourage stayed and practised tennis in preparation for the Australian Open 2010, the first of the world’s four Grand Slam tennis tournaments during the year. The Australian Open 2010 took place in Melbourne Park from 18-31 January. The five-star resort has 4 tennis courts, three of which afford the sweeping views of Pattaya Bay. The venue has been home to the annual Pattaya Women’s Tournament. This year’s 19th PTT Pattaya Open will be held from 7-14 February featuring an exciting line-up of players including world-ranked #9 Vera Zvonareva from Russia and Thailand’s Tamarine Tanasugarn.

At the After Match Party for F.C Nova Pattaya at Jameson's, Dar was presented with his Bob the Barman's man of the match award by noted dignitary Peter Malhotra of the Pattaya Mail and a man of many Charity Hats. F.C Nova Pattaya had just been up to play an away game against MBMG Division Two leaders The Robin Hood. During the course of the game F.C Nova Pattaya under the careful guidance of Coach Stuart Levy, and a brilliant display of Dar and the rest of the team, they came home after giving the opposition a real lesson in the skills of the beautiful Game.

CANADIAN JAZZ DIVA, Ms. Irene Atman (2nd right) and Mr. Ron Davis, producer, were warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming (4th left), General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya, during their stay at 5-star Ocean Tower and exclusive press tour at ICE Bar, Amari Orchid Pattaya.

H.R.H. Crown Prince Abdullah of Pahang, Malaysia visits Horizon Club, Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Pattaya

THA Get-together party

Thai Hotels Association (THA) held a get-together under the banner of “The Crouching Tiger Party” dinner at Montien Thong Karaoke The Montien Hotel, Pattaya recently. Picture shows the THA Members in celebratory mood.

Woodlands welcome famous Thai Actress

H.R.H. Crown Prince Abdullah of Pahang, Malaysia, graciously visited Executive Horizon Club at the luxurious 5-star Ocean Tower at Amari Orchid Pattaya recently. In the photo: H.R.H. Crown Prince Abdullah of Pahang, Malaysia (right), Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya (left).

Thai Wedding Ceremony

Amari’s Gift to Mayor

Thai Top model and actress Martine Maury recently stayed in Woodlands Hotel & Resort for some well deserved R&R and was warmly welcomed by Mr. Stephan Bringer, General Manager. Woodlands Hotel & Resort is a charming 4 stars property located in the northern part of Pattaya.

This time of year our Mayor, Khun Ittiphol Kunplome, receives many gifts of gratitude from local residents and businesses in appreciation of his good work for Pattaya City. Pictured is the Manager of the Amari Hotel Resort, Mr. D. Cummings, presenting a gift, with best wishes for 2010.

Thai Wedding Ceremony of Groom Christophe DEVAUX and his bride Kanukrat Se-chien-sa at Vanda Room The Montien Hotel, Pattaya recently. The happy couple enjoyed a fabulous day at the hotel with friends and family.

‘AMARI Cares For Kids’ Charity Project @ Ban Tung La-Han School

Sheraton Pattaya Resort Welcomes New Executive Assistant Manager Sheraton Pattaya Resort has announced the appointment of Khun Rojjana Franzke as Executive Assistant Manager. Ms. Rojjana received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rajamangala Institute of Technology. Having since worked in the hospitality industry for many years, including at Oakwood City Residences and for the Starwood brand, she has accumulated extensive experience across the reservations, front office and housekeeping fields of hotel operations. Her most recent previous appointment was as Rooms Manager at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok.

As part of the 5th ‘AMARI Cares For Kids’ Charity Project, for underprivileged children, was recently organised by Amari Orchid Pattaya, at Ban Tung La-Han School, Chonburi. The staff and management team, lead by Mr. David Cumming (centre), General Manager, all joined together for a memorable and fun experience. This charity event is held yearly to fulfill the wishes of underprivileged children for a Christmas/New Year present of their desires.


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AROUND PATTAYA

Health Workers at City Hall

Pattaya’s health care workers have monthly meetings until September each year, where planning and training is done progressively with the motto of “To Be Number-1”. Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, was amongst some of the official speakers, who stressed the value of our local health care system. A large group of health care workers received certificates and everyone received prizes, (either a year 2010 calendar or a patriotic pink T-shirt in honor of his Majesty the King). Many Pattaya City Hall officials took time out to attend this meeting, and took part in handing out the gifts to all of the health care workers present.

Max gets s Phayathai Test

Electricity from Garbage Agreement

The Provincial Electricity Authority Governor, Khun Adisorn Kiatchokwiwat, and Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, jointly signed an agreement for the participation in a WTE project to produce electricity from the incineration of garbage. Pattaya produces a huge amount of waste per day, (the largest outside of Bangkok), and it is estimated that 40,000 tonnes of waste can be converted with the use of a WTE, into 400 megawatts of electricity, saving the cost of importing fossil fuels. They selected Pattaya City to become the test base for the new project because it is considered a major tourist destination and will portray a positive image to visiting tourists.

ERA hits Pattaya Real Estate Scene Well known Rotarian and Expat club Member Mr. Max Rommel is seen getting a blood pressure test from the Phayathai Hospital staff, which was part of a presentation to the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC), by Gavin Waddell, who is an International Marketing Executive from the hospital. The Phayathai Hospital is the biggest in Sriracha, and they have almost completed totally renovating the old building, and in addition, they have installed new X-ray equipment, a CT 64-slice scanner, an extremely large Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit a Catheter Laboratory and have fully reequipped their diagnostic centre.

Architect Mario’s Annual Party Mr. Paul Sivatachanon, founder and CEO of the ERA Franchise (Thailand) Co Ltd, in 1993 ERA started their “Exclusive Listing Marketing” concept and at the same time launched a “Real Estate Marketing Training Course.” Today ERA has developed even more innovative marketing concepts, using mobile phones, internet and website facilities, via a worldwide network of 46-companies encompassing well over 1,000 agencies. In Pattaya they have commenced their own “ERA Training Courses,” from their new ERA office at 24 / 95-96 Sukhumvit, Central Pattaya. Phone Kun “Mon” on 084.777.4756, or E-mail at sanae_edp@hotmail.com Mario Kleff, is a well known and famous architect of ultra modern buildings, both in Thailand and overseas, so it is not surprising that he has a very large staff, who really enjoyed his recent annual party at one of Pattaya’s traditional Thai

restaurants. Not all his staff could attend, however, they still numbered over one hundred, and the delicious Thai food, singing and dance performances were followed by a session of gift giving, which was appreciated by everyone.

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14 Pattaya Today

by Peter Lloyd

Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010

Tales From The Baht Bus

I frequently leave my truck at home and take baht buses into the centre of Pattaya when I need to go into town during the day. It is always an interesting, if not always a pleasant, experience, especially in high season. I like Baht buses on the whole, usually with one eyebrow raised at their unroadworthiness, their crazy and dangerous drivers, stupid stopping, pollution-spewing exhausts and their often unsavoury, drunk, drugged, thieving, smelly, smoking, ignorant or mentally disturbed passengers. That said, in Pattaya we sometimes forget how lucky we are with the baht buses and the baht bus mafia (“BBM”), compared to the lawless ripoff tuk tuk mafia in Phuket where you can be charged

350 – 500 baht for a ten minute journey, or seriously assaulted by the drivers for disputing their outrageous charges. In fact, compared to that lot, Pattaya’s Baht Bus Mafia look like a charitable foundation run by nuns, and they are a better advertisement for the city. For instance, I cannot remember one case of assault by a baht bus driver in Pattaya attracting the world headlines that those idiots in Phuket recently attracted when they beat up a passenger. There is no disputing the importance of baht buses to Pattaya when it comes to the annual invasion of high season tourists. They offer a flexible, cheap and plentiful transport option, and they are usually crammed with Russians of an evening. Seeing how busy the

baht buses are and how long you have to wait for an emptyish one to stop for you is a useful barometer of high season. A few nights ago at 11pm,

I counted 22 baht buses pass me, either private hires or totally full, before one would stop on Second Road to take me back to Jomtien. Given the dangerous state of Thappraya Road, I watched in dismay as a tourist on a motorbike tried to undertake our baht

rider had to swerve to avoid the car and he ended up in a large pile of sand piled up near the View Talay condo entrance. It looked comical, but he was lucky it was there. On another baht bus trip I was surprised to see a “No Smoking” sign inside it, which I think they

I was walking down Beach Road towards Walking Street one busy Friday night at 9pm when, amidst the cacophony of sounds, I heard and saw a motorbike with sirens screaming down Beach Road, with a man and a woman on it, shouting into a loudspeaker to clear a path for the big ambulance immediately following behind it, which also had its lights flashing and sirens wailing. A rescue pickup followed behind

the ambulance also with lights and sirens, and another motorbike was at the rear of this seriouslooking emergency convoy. Traffic was pulled over or got out of the way in some urgency as this noisy procession threaded through Beach Road traffic and shot onto Walking Street, clearing a path through the crowds. It really did look so serious that I had to follow, to see what kind of dire catastrophe had befallen

the city, for such a desperately dramatic convoy to be required. I was amused and appalled to find the answer. A Russian woman tourist had fallen over and had had two bandages, one on her knee and one on her ankle applied by a shopkeeper, who had then decided to call for some further medical assistance. A huge crowd had by now gathered, and the ambulance guys got out

their stretcher to take the lady the 2 metres distance to the ambulance. The poor lady looked incredibly embarrassed to be the centre of so much medical attention for such a minor injury and sheepishly got into the ambulance herself, unaided, when the whole convoy again turned and, with lights flashing and sirens blaring, made their way off Walking Street to a hospital. What absurd overkill

I was hugely disappointed to have missed the extravagant ceremony and local press coverage of what must have been the Pattaya event of the millennium (aside from high class bed races and cowboy carnivals, of course). I am referring to missing the ceremony which must have been held to celebrate the renaming of the city’s most prominent

piece of real estate, from Walking Street to Samsung Walking Street, as shown above. How much Samsung paid for renaming rights has not been disclosed, but I suspect the envelope was gigantic.

bus which was stuck in traffic at midday. As he did this, the car in front also tried to undercut the queue, and to avoid a collision the motorbike

Off-Road Baht Bus Adventure up Thappraya Dirt Track

should have in all baht buses given how many ignorant or pissed idiots think it is OK to light up in them. Given the reputation baht bus drivers have for skimming foreigners, it was sort of refreshing to see one at it, outrageously, and happily unsuccessfully, with a Thai one day last week. I got into a baht bus late one morning and within seconds I realised the very skinny girl sitting opposite me, who looked like she was coming back from a night’s boom boom, was totally off her head, probably using Yaba. She sat there shouting at everyone and everything, and talking to herself for the whole trip into Pattaya, unsettling everyone on the bus, until she got off at the Central Road junction. She paid the driver with

a 100 baht note. I had seen her get the note out of her purse and manically fold it and refold it as we drove along, and I wondered if it might create a problem for the usually change-less driver if she gave it to him. Not at all as it turned out. He simply took the note and began to drive off! She quickly realized, and ran after the baht bus screaming at the top of her voice. He stopped, endured a barrage of abuse, found the correct change, gave it to her, and off we went. I thought he must have calculated (wrongly) that she wouldn’t notice as she had been so obviously disturbed as a passenger. It was funny to see two of Pattaya’s most fearsome creatures and caricatures go up against each other – a yaba’d up bar girl versus a cheating baht bus driver. She won.

and a waste of resources. But when the chasers to an accident in Pattaya are the ambulances themselves as hospitals and recue outfits vie with each other for the injureds’ dollar, this must

happen all the time. But it probably also explains why Thai drivers won’t get out of the way for seemingly emergency response ambulances in the town, if they cry wolf to this extent.

Dire Emergency in Pattaya

Walking Street Renamed

Contact me at pattayatodaypete@ yahoo.com


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Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010

Preparedness Is The Best Precaution Dear Editor, I’m sure your readers would like to hear the daunting tale of a new scam being perpetrated in Kuala Lumpur. I am sure you all have heard of ‘pick-pocket’, now there’s a new trend ‘push-pocketing’. A few days ago a new type of crime has surfaced in town. It goes something like this:- somebody slips a hand-phone into your pocket, sometimes it could be just a wallet with an identity card and a few ringgit. A few minutes later, the ‘owner’ comes up and confronts you, the ‘thief ‘.He makes a big commotion that you stole his stuff. You, caught unaware, are then pulled aside by the ‘owner’ for a settlement. You are intimidated and threatened that if you do not pay up the police will be brought in. If you pay up, this ‘owner’ lets you go. If not, the police are brought in. Another strange thing is that there always seems to be a ‘witness’ to your ‘theft’. I am told this often happens to foreigners at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or even on LRT trains. Given that you’re ‘guilty until proven innocent’ as far as the Malaysian police are concerned, I understand some poor people are in jail for these ‘offences’. At the KLIA, the ‘owner’ throws his hand-phone and wallet with the few ringgit notes into the luggage trolley of a just-arrived passenger. The drama unfolds a few minutes later. The real culprit has easily convinced our Malaysian police to arrest the real victim (if he has not paid up the ‘settlement’ demand). This is a very serious matter. This is another form of extortionists operating in broad daylight. They are disgusting criminals who will do anything to rob and steal. The sickening part of the whole scenario is that unless you pay the ‘quoted settlement’ money, they will put you in real trouble by calling the police. The real culprit gets back his hand-phone and wallet but the real victim, which could be any one of us, is thrown into the police lock-up and charged in court. So do be very careful, otherwise you may end up as a ‘thief’ as you have no way to prove your innocence. Yours truly, Geh Cheng Lok Dear Geh, It’s good to hear that some of our readers are keeping abreast of new scam developments in this part of the world. We’re grateful for the info you’ve been able to give us on the new push-pocketing scam, especially as, this being the Land of Copies as well as Smiles, some bright spark is bound to pick up on it and start perpetrating such nefarious tricks here in Thailand. We rely on you astute readers to keep us up to date of any new wicked ploys and I’m sure I can say on behalf of our readers that being prepared is half the battle and being genned up is the only way to beat these unscrupulous individuals. Thanks again for the tip.

Dear Editor, I came across an article recently in the UK press about an over-amorous, dare I say nymphomanically inclined female, who apparently kept virtually the whole street awake with her incredibly loud cries of ecstasy during lovemaking; so much so that she was taken to court and threatened with jail if she didn’t desist. I, too, have to put up with a female in the apartment above who apparently suffers from the same complaint. She keeps the whole condo building awake night after night, so my neighbours tell me, with her incredibly raucous lovemaking. I live right underneath her and expect at any minute to see she and her chosen paramour of the moment plummeting through to my bedroom due to the excessive weakening of the ceiling. I’ve taken to walking in my sleep so my nearest and dearest tells me, apparently in an effort to escape the ‘love-squawks’ overhead. Do you think the same legal tactics would work here in Thailand? Deeply disturbed somnambulist (name withheld by request). Dear Deeply disturbed, Are you sure there’s not a touch of envy there? Only joking. I commiserate with you for your misfortune in having to put up with such an inconsiderate, voluble female. As for legal proceedings, by all means try, but I suspect you’d be laughed out of court, always assuming the translator managed to get your complaint across to the judge. If I were you, I’d approach the lady, perhaps as a contingent of fellow disturbed sleep-deprived persons and politely request that she chill out somewhat. You never know, she might have the grace to comply. A word of caution, however, make sure she’s not accompanied by her beau at the time as he might get violent. For all you know he might enjoy loud ladies. Dear Editor, Having just read an article in one of your national competitors about the on-going effects of the 2004 tsunami on some villagers in one of the out of the way coastal villages that was almost wiped out by the waves I was wondering if you thought it was possible that we might be at risk here in Pattaya in the event of another tsunami in the region. I’d be grateful for your reassurance or otherwise. Bill Turner, Jomtien. Dear Bill, A vastly experienced nautical friend of mine recently dismissed a suggestion of mine to the same effect. My friend said as the Gulf of Thailand is so shallow a tsunami wouldn’t have enough power to sweep up this neck of the woods. Despite his vastly greater knowledgeableness concerning maritime events, I’m not so sure. Granted a tsunami-induced by an earthquake on the other side of the Indonesian Archipelago, as happened last time, might well sweep up the Andaman Coast rather than the Gulf of Thailand. if an earthquake happened on this side of the Archipelago,however, as it very well might, then I’m sure the scenario would be different. It apparently happened 300 years ago and swept up the Gulf, continuing up the Chao Phraya River and obliterated Ayutthayah. Given the same circumstances, I’m sure the same could happen again and everywhere up this part of the Gulf would be vulnerable, as part of the tsunami also branches off and goes up inlets. Read this issue’s editorial on being prepared for such events and start practicing, just in case. Better safe than sorry!

The 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake, a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, caused immense damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince, and estimates of 200,000 fatalities, which are still mounting due to continuing aftershocks. Liony Batista, project manager of the charity Food for the Poor, remarked: “I don’t think that a word has been invented for what is happening in Haiti. It is a total disaster.” The event has been likened in the scale of deaths to the Indian Ocean tsunami of 24 December, 2004, which killed over 240,000 people, 5000+ of them in Thailand, and devastated communities from Sumatra to Sri Lanka. This event some sources believe was triggered by a gamma ray burst, detected on December 27, 2004, that was 100 times more powerful than any ever recorded. The blast from the magnetar SGR 1806-20 (neutron star) released more energy in a tenth of a second than the Sun emits in 100,000 years, according to David Palmer of Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Had this happened within 10 light-years of us, it would have severely damaged our atmosphere and possibly have triggered a mass extinction,” Bryan Gaensler of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) stated. The magnetar was located between 20,000 to 32,000 light years away, as far from Earth as the Galactic Centre. Various scientific sources, from astrophysicists and astronomers to geologists, have warned that as the Earth and solar system draw nearer to the Galactic Centre, which they are estimated to pass somewhere in the region of the winter solstice of 2012, we can expect significant earth changes, extreme weather conditions, increased volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. This we are evidently beginning to see. Already, in the last 6 months, we have witnessed four tsunamis: 3.1.10 off the Solomon Islands, 7.10.09 off the Vanuatu and Santa Cruz Islands, 29.9.09 off Samoa, and 10.9.09 off the Andaman Islands. In addition, major earthquake frequency has increased slightly. The USGS estimates that, since 1900, there have been an average of 18 major earthquakes (magnitude 7.0-7.9) and one great earthquake (magnitude 8.0 or greater) annually. These are the earthquake figures for the last 6 months: 9.8.09, Izu Islands, Japan (7.1 Mw), 10.8.09, Andaman Islands (7.5), 2.9.09, Java (7), 29.9.09, Samoa (8) 30.9.09, Sumatra (7.6), October 7, Vanuatu (7.6 ), 19.12.10, Hualian (6.4), 3.1.10, Solomon Islands (7.2), 10.1.10, Eureka (6.5), 12.1.10, Haiti (7), and 19.1. 10, Cayman Islands (5.8). The following volcanoes are currently active, some for the first time in 200 years, along with earthquake swarms, which often precede volcanic eruptions: Gaua Volcano, Vanuatu,14.12.09, Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm , 17.1.10, Nyamuragira Volcano, 5.1.10, Malawi Earthquake Swarm, 20.12.09, Planchon-Peteroa Volcano, 13.110, Soufriere Hills Volcano, 8.1.10, Phreatic eruptions at Turrialba volcano, 5.1.10, Mayon Volcano, Philippines activity continues. Thailand is situated just short of the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 90% of the total world’s earthquakes and 80% of the world’s largest earthquakes and frequently subsequent tsunamis occur after 6.5+ magnitude quakes, many in the Indonesian Archipelago. Accordingly, one would have thought it would be judicious for local governments to maintain strict vigilance. However, a disconcerting report recently in the Nation newspaper indicated that as far as tsunamis warning systems go, both those of Indonesia and Thailand are woefully inadequate. Both Indonesia and Thailand deploy an extensive network of seismic monitoring stations throughout the region to detect earthquakes, the cause of most tsunamis; however, the most effective early warnings which detect pressure waves travelling through the water at phenomenal speeds are provided by buoys, costing US$500,000 each. Since 2004, Indonesia has deployed 20 buoys, however, according to Ridwan Djamaludin, Programme Director for the Indonesian Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, light-fingered local fishermen have either vandalised or stolen 11 of them, rendering the 9 which remain ineffectual, particularly as they are working only at 70% effectiveness, due to weather conditions or technical problems, which impede data transmission. Thailand has suffered similar problems with its only early warning buoy having been put out of action for almost six months in 2009, when key components were stolen. In addition, Its battery ran out owing to lack of government funding ; a fact deplored by Smith Dharmasaroja, a former head of Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Centre Accordingly, it would seem self-help is the best form of preparedness, especially as tsunamis can travel upstream in coastal estuaries, harbours and rivers, with damaging waves extending farther inland than the immediate coast. Precautionary measures in tsunami risk areas: 1. protect your property with a self-closing flood barrier 2. discover the height of your street above sea level and its distance from the coast 3. plan evacuation routes from your home, school, workplace or any other risk area 4. practise your evacuation routes and be able to follow your escape route at night and during bad weather, automatically, without having to think 5. collect your family and within 15 minutes move quickly on foot to higher ground, 100 feet (30 metres) above sea level or go as far as two miles (3 km.) inland 6. stay tuned to local radio or TV stations to keep informed of local watches, warnings and rescue services. These measures should ensure safety.


16 Pattaya Today

LEGAL corner today

Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010

To sue for eviction or to be sued for trespassing that is the question The story of the unfortunate landlord

By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: thai@werachonlawyers.com

Many foreigners live happily in Pattaya under the doctrine of ‘sufficiency economy’. They never care about either the apocalypse in 2012 or economic crisis in Dubai. With this low profile lifestyle, a high profit of happiness can be easily pursued in Pattaya. The opening of many big shopping centers in Pattaya can prove that the future of this resort city will be even better than Florida for the real life, not only window shopping. As we always say the wealth of the ‘economy’ cannot be measured only by the monetary value. Adam Smith believed that ‘greed’ and ‘gluttony’ was the driving

force of the national wealth. The recession in the US can be proof that happiness cannot be pursued by monetary means. The new world order should adopt the doctrine of ‘sufficiency economy’. Jesus said that if you serve money, you cannot serve god. Many low profile foreigners in Pattaya earn a living from their hard earned money. To buy a residential property for rent is more preferable than putting money in the Stock Exchanges. However, there is no easy money in the air. There are many landlords who suffer from the tenant who has never paid the rent and refuse to leave the house. What can these unfortunate landlords do? You can have diverse advice from many people who profess themselves as a consultant in Pattaya. Some may advice you to call the police to put the tenant in prison. Many landlords ended up in prison with these false consultants. If you rent out your property to a foreigner, you should have a bilingual rent or lease contract in Thai and English. There are many

real estate agents who can give you a standard form. The deposit of 2-3 months should be clearly explained that it cannot be regarded as a monthly rental fee which must be separately paid in advance. If you rent out

Adam Smith who believed that national wealth is valued by money

your property to a retired foreigner, there will not be any tax involved. The withholding tax of 5% will be deducted from the tenant if your tenant is a foreigner working in a big multinational company who will request a tax receipt from you. The rental contract should have the details of

Education

The importance of Routines! by Miss Natasha Preschool A1 Lead Teacher One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world. Young children do not yet fully understand the concept of time, so they do not order their lives by hours and minutes, but rather by the events that happen. When events happen in the same order every day, children have a better understanding of their world, and therefore feel more secure. A regular schedule gives children a way to order and organize their lives. When young children know what to expect, they become more confident in both themselves

and the world around them. They know they will not be confronted with unfamiliar tasks that they are for which they are unprepared. A young child’s brain is still undergoing major development, especially the part of the brain that is able

to plan ahead and make predictions about the future. A routine helps kids practice making these simple predictions, as well as understand concepts such as “before and after.” Routines also help children develop self-control because they know they have to wait

until a certain time to do a particular activity. A regular schedule fosters responsibility and independence because children will be able to perform more activities on their own if they have done the same activities many times before in the same environment. A routine is especially important during particularly difficult times of day, such as bedtime or getting dressed in the morning. When there is a routine in place, there can be little argument because the expectations for behavior are taken for granted. Therefore, a major benefit of establishing routines is that you will cut down on stress for yourself. Keeping to a routine may sound like an impossible task when you are overwhelmed with balancing a constantly changing schedule for multiple members of the household. However, even implementing the smallest routine can make a big difference!

the tenant with photocopies of his passport. The rental period can be one year and renewable for another year. If the tenant fails to pay the monthly rental fee for one month, you may terminate the rent contract and demand the tenant to leave the property. If the tenant is stubborn and refuses to leave the property, you cannot call the police to kick him out because the tenant still has the right to occupy the property. It is a civil or private case and the police cannot get involved. You must retain a lawyer to send a notice to your tenant to terminate the rent contract. This notice must be served by a registered postal mail to the tenant at least one month in advance. A delay of justice is a denial of justice Many foreigners have the misconception that litigation in Thailand will take many years and foreigners will be unfairly treated. Justice has not only its value but also cost. The one who seeks the value of justice will have to consider its cost. To sue the tenant for eviction will involve the time consuming

litigation if the tenant comes to defend the case. To defend the case will take time and money. Most tenants will not want to absorb the cost. If the tenant is default or fails to appear in court to defend the case, the court process can be expedited in the absence of the tenant. It may take less than one year. Before the judgment for eviction, the landlord cannot enter into the property because it will be the offence of trespass under Section 362 of the Penal Code of Thailand:“Whoever enters into an immovable property belonging to the other person in order to take possession of such property in whole or in part, or enter into such property to do any act whatever to disturb the peaceful possession of such other person, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding one year or fine not exceeding two thousand baht, or both” If the above offence is committed by an act of violence or threat to commit an act of violence or by carrying arms or by two persons upwards participating or by night, the offender shall be

punished with imprisonment not exceeding five years of fine not exceeding ten thousand baht, or both. Even though you are the owner of the property, the right of possession still belongs to the tenant until the judgment of eviction. Some landlords may try to lock the gate with a new key which can be punishable under this offence. The easy measure the landlord can do is to cut the electricity and water meters and make sure that the tenant will not enjoy his dinner with a candle light. The tenant cannot put the new meters without your consent. The special clauses in the rent contact specifying that you can lock the gate or cut the electricity and water meters can be specified in the rent contract to protect you from being sued by the tenant. Can you still say law is equated to the natural justice? Please use your wisdom instead of emotion to solve the problem in this land otherwise you will be in prison instead of the stubborn tenant.


Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010

Fool in Paradise

Smile for the Camera Part 2 As a direct result of the ‘Bomb in the Y-fronts’ near catastrophe, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has ordered that passengers flying into the United States from ‘countries of interest’ be subject to enhanced screening techniques such as full-body pat-downs, carry-on bag searches, full-body scanning and explosive detection technology. “The State Department lists Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism. The other countries whose passengers will face enhanced screening include Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.” The first problem with this is that you need to scan passengers before they get on the plane, not after they get off. It is my understanding that a suicide terrorist is not planning to get off the plane; at least not in the conventional sense. Therefore, the TSA would either have to rely upon foreign security personnel to conduct the thorough screening, or the advanced equipment and trained American operators would have to be stationed in every foreign airport operating direct flights into the US. Apart from the expense, there is a possibility the governments of ‘countries of interest’ may not agree to that proposal. The second problem is that the move has already been criticized by one Muslim advocacy group, The Council of American-Islamic Relations, which said that these measures amount to religious profiling because so many people from these countries are Muslim. “Under these new guidelines, almost every American Muslim who

travels to see family or friends or goes on pilgrimage to Mecca will automatically be singled out for special security checks — that’s profiling.” Profiling has become an obscene word in today’s Politically Correct “must not upset anybody” lunacy. The TSA said it does not profile. “TSA security measures are based on threat, not ethnic or religious background,” a TSA spokesperson said. I am all for tight aircraft security and would suffer almost any indignity as long as it assured me of reaching my destination in one piece. Profiling is a proven investigative science used by law enforcement officers in many countries. When done properly, it is a very efficient way of reducing inconvenience to the vast majority of law abiding people while identifying those with possible criminal intent. Critics could say that the only reason I am a supporter of profiling is because I have not been subjected to it. But that is not correct; I have a profile. Mine is the ‘cries if he gets a paper cut and doesn’t want to die in a high altitude fireball so would never do anything to endanger himself, another person or aircraft’ profile. Up to this point in time, airport security people have correctly identified my profile and have acted accordingly. It does not take an Einstein to work out that if you have a problem you seek help or advice from someone who has already been successful, or even partially successful, in dealing with that problem. It is not necessary to keep reinventing the wheel. In the case of airline security, the success story is the Israeli airline El Al. Sure, it is not a large airline by international standards, but with a

fleet of over 30 aircraft which transport more than 3.5 million passengers a year, this airline is possibly the juiciest target for a suicide bomber. But El Al employs stringent security procedures, both on the ground and on board its aircraft, the effectiveness of which have won the airline Global Traveler magazine’s award for 2008 as the world’s most secure airline. In addition, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has named El Al the winner of the Operational Safety Audit program for the second year in a row. (IATA comprises 230 of the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines and represents 93% of all international air traffic.) In a recent television interview, a retired El Al security officer implied that flight security basically boiled down to ‘intelligence’. He meant that in the ‘information gathering’ sense but I think the other meaning is also appropriate. Broadly speaking, security networks need to be integrated and share information. They need to eradicate petty jealousies and one-upmanship and actually communicate with each other. Their data bases need to be integrated, quickly accessible, kept up to the minute and comprehensive. When anyone books a ticket on an El Al flight, their personal details are checked through all data bases and information about that passenger is scrutinized. Any inconsistency or suspicious activity is flagged. By the time he boards the flight there is not much they don’t know about him. As well as armed and uniformed security personnel, the airport departure lounges – including those in foreign airports operating El Al

flights - contain a number of undercover security people blending in with the crowd. These men and women are behavioural experts and specialists in – here’s that dirty word again – profiling. Anyone fitting a particular profile or acting out of the ordinary is watched closely. As a result, only those passengers flagged by a computer or selected by undercover security are singled out for the most stringent physical searches. Even if someone acting suspiciously or of particular interest passes inspection, I will bet the guy sitting next to him on the plane is an armed security officer posing as a passenger. “Luggage is screened and sometimes hand searched. In addition, bags are put through a decompression chamber simulating pressures during flight that could trigger explosives. El Al is the only airline in the world that passes all luggage through such a chamber. Even at overseas airports, El Al security agents conduct all luggage searches personally, even if they are supervised by government or private security firms.” Once again, critics of El Al say that its security checks on passengers include racial profiling and have argued that such profiling is unfair and degrading to those subject to such screening. Whether they admit to profiling or not, Israeli authorities stand by their strategy and their safety record. If the new ‘full body scanning’ systems are installed and they are not compulsory for everybody – NO exception – then that will be profiling as well. I will ring the bell in a Pattaya Beer Bar the day I am shown evidence of a Catholic nun in full habit being ushered

through one. As always, I have my own inexpensive and easy solution (Patent Pending) to the problem. Building on the ‘you can’t hide anything from us’ principle, I propose a complete ban on all carry-on luggage. After being thoroughly x-rayed, gamma-rayed, decompressed and sniffed by speciallytrained Rottweilers, it will all be stowed away securely in the baggage compartment. Under my plan, no passenger will be allowed to take anything on an aircraft apart from his boarding pass and, on international flights, his passport. The

Pattaya Today 17 second, and possibly controversial, part of the plan is that all clothing will be similarly stored and every man, woman and child will board the plane barefoot and stark staring naked. The departure lounge will become an ‘Undressing Room’ where each passenger will be provided with a large, tagged, recyclable, ecofriendly, plastic garbage bag to hold all clothing and personal items for storage. No way is anybody going to blow up this plane! Sir Richard Branson is a lateral thinker and I am predicting his airline will be the first to adopt this cheap but innovative security measure. Can you imagine? Eight-hour flight … free champagne … naked celebretitties. And just consider; it will give Flight Attendants an easy way to check if the air conditioning is too cold.


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Amor Strawberry Promotion Looking for that something extra special next time you dine out? Then why not pop into the Amor Restaurant and try one of the special seasonal Strawberry extravaganzas including Pork Fillet, Chicken Breast or Salmon Fillet pan fried with fresh strawberries, crushed black peppercorns and flambéd in brandy. Whilst waiting don’t forget to try one of their spectacular Strawberry Amor Cocktails. Royal British Legion Thailand We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on

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089.807.2335. You do not have to have served in UK armed forces to join, you must however agree to the principles of the Legion. Decorum 10th Anniversary Decorum Furniture & Decoration celebrates their 10th year anniversary by offering their customers, free design on house and condos. For more information, visit their shop at South Pattaya Road next to Friendship Supermarket or call 038.410. 763, 038.420.203 Manhattans early dining menu From 5 pm – 7.30 pm diners can enjoy a menu of extraordinary quality and value. The two course option is 795 baht or three courses for 895 baht – both inclusive VAT. There are 12 dishes to choose from, one example being a starter of a Gratin of Smoked Fish, a main course of 200 gr. Angus Sirloin char-grilled steak with all the extras, followed by a dessert of Blackcurrant Pancakes with Chocolate

Ice Cream. The a la carte menu is available from 6 pm to 10.30 pm. The restaurant is closed Mondays . More details on the website www. manhattans-pattaya.com Rotary Club Pattaya Marina French speaking Rotary Club, meets every Friday at 18.30 at Amari Resort. Call President Florent Pellegrin 086.565.1955 for more info. www.rotarypattaya marina.org Jazz Pit Pub Live entertainment every day, except Tuesday, at Jazz Pit Pub featuring Jazz Pit duo Rein on Vocals and Thomas on Guitar. All musicians and jazz singers are welcome every Monday with the weekly Jam session from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank,

More than he Bargained for!

replied. He opened the drawer of the bedside table and found a box of matches sitting neatly on top of a framed picture of another man. Naturally, the guy began to worry. “Is this your husband?” he inquired nervously. “No, silly,” she replied, snuggling up to him. “Your boyfriend then?” he asked. “No, not at all,” she said, nibbling away at his ear. “Well, who is he then?” demanded the bewildered guy. Calmly, Sally replied, “That’s me before the operation.”

After a long night of passion, the young guy rolled over, pulled out a cigarette from his jeans and searched for his lighter. Unable

to find it, he asked the girl if she had one at hand. “There might be some matches in the top drawer,” she

opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Try Greg’s Kitchen Cod & Chips Day every Friday. Great value only 299 B. Don’t miss Sunday’s 4 traditional Sunday Roasts (Lamb 299B, Beef 260B, Pork 260B, Half Chicken 260B) with all the trimmings. Also, all day big breakfast at only 199B, www.gregskitchen northpattaya.com Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details at www.pattayabackgam monleague.com Valentines Night Treat your special partner to a night of fine dining and romance in Manhattans warm ambiance. On the 14th we will craft a menu with lovers in mind. A wide array of seafood, and of course steaks will be on offer on the evening, and not to forget, those sweet moments at the end! A small gift will also be presented to that special person at the end of the meal. Reservations are essential for this night so call 038259790 to book your table and treat your loved one to a night they will remember. The menu is available from 6pmtill 10.30pm. More details at

A Trip to the Doctors

A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor’s office. After his checkup, the doctor called the wife into his office alone. He said, “Your husband is suffering from a very severe stress disorder. If you don’t follow my instructions carefully, your husband will surely die. “Each morning, fix him a healthy breakfast. Be pleasant at all times. For lunch make him a nutritious meal. For dinner prepare an especially nice meal for him. “Don’t burden him with chores. Don’t discuss your problems with him; it will only make his stress worse. Do not nag him.? “If you can do this for

www.manhattans-pattaya. com British Embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation and reading/ writing. Free introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to pattaya@prolanguage. co.th 2 days before you wish to start. Jazz Club New Venue There is a new lounge bar, with the feel of a jazz club due to open

soon in Pattaya. If you are a professional musician with a proven track record or an amateur with jamming session experience, we would love to hear from you. Call Joe on 083.246.7807 Archery Club Meets every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Pirates of Pattaya Shooting Club in Hua Yai. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www. pattaya-archery-club.com Jazz at Manhattans On the first Saturday of every month relax in the restaurant and be entertained with Manhattans Jazz Band accompanied with a special guest artist. Enjoy our specially created mini a la carte menu offering a wide variety of Appetizers, Main Courses and Desserts to suit all palates. 3 Course menu PLUS coffee PLUS the cool jazz sounds for only 1900 baht +VAT. On Saturday the 6th Feb we look forward to welcoming back the phenomenal voice of Danny Woody who is sure to keep the audience entertained throughout the evening. This is a “Don’t Miss” experience. For reservations call 038259790

the next 10 months to a year, I think your husband will regain his health completely.” On the way home,

the husband asked his wife,”What did the doctor say?” “He said you’re going to die,”she replied.


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WOMEN TODAY

Are you in control?

by Bee McConville

Do you have everything under control? No, I don’t mean your life, your work, your tax returns or anything as boring as that. I am asking about your wobbly bits – are they all firmly controlled and restrained in ugly underwear or do you prefer to let it all hang out, blancmange and muffin top style? This question has been prompted as I recently saw a programme that featured Gok Wan and he said that women should always keep some special underwear in their handbags for when they go shopping for clothes. He proceeded to whip out some heavy duty control briefs and bondage-type bra as quick as a magician whips a rabbit (the white fluffy kind) from his hat. Apparently, if you wear such stuff when you try on clothes, they look much better (they also look much better if you lose 10 kilos, but you can’t keep that in your handbag, can you?) So, I thought, what kind of woman walks up the High Street on a Saturday afternoon with her Jimmy Choo handbag full of what looks like fetish gear? Am I really the kind of woman who would stuff unattractive underwear in her hand bag before going on an outing to the shops? I mean, what would happen if I got run over by a bus and somebody found me in possession of such suspect garments? And whatever happened to impulse buying anyway? We all remember the big knickers featured in Bridget Jones, and we all laughed heartily because we knew exactly why she had put them on in the first place and why

she had no intention of being seen in them until fifteen vodkas changed her mind. I also shudder every time I am in Marks and Sparks and walk past the ‘full brief’ section where most of

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akin to rubber, looked like a close relation of the common non-slip bath mat and was that awful fleshy sort of pinky colour just added to the revulsion I felt at the time.

except that if it is still going to called Victoria’s Secrets then it can’t possibly be anything less than gorgeous, feminine and possibly even a little sexy! But how can you make large knickers and long line bras look like anything less than hideous or kinky or both? No doubt the first thing that VS will do is change the colour of what I shall now call ‘shape wear.’ I can imagine them choosing shocking pinks, pale lilacs, crimson lakes and maybe even a little eau de nil to their collection because, if you are going want something strong in and lift your bum to wear ‘shape wear’ enough to hold in Mrs and boobs up’ underwear (hahaha), and it’s being Flobbybelly’s extensive (sorry, shape wear) before produced by VS, then girth, then you are going I start assuming it’s I certainly don’t need the new VS ’Control Wear’ line! let’s be downright loud to have to use vast going to be pretty similar the items, which surely Maybe it’s because of about it! Maybe add amounts of lycra, latex, to the ugly stuff that’s must come up to your those early experiences a little lace here, and spandex and anything already out there. And, armpits, come in flesh that I have never some satin bows there, else you can get yours I am willing to admit, pink or virgin white… wanted to wear ‘control’ and voila, you have hands on, and it’s not if it looks even remotely eewww. However, undergarments, which control underwear with going to look pretty. like the standard Victoria control underwear is still seem to be churned lace ‘n bows ‘n pretty Maybe I am being a Secrets wear, then I’ll on an even higher out in those same colours, but it’s still little hasty here and I forget about sticking plane in terms of unattractive colours – going to look pretty should wait until I get it in my handbag and I possessing a weird sort flesh, brown or black. un-sexy isn’t it? Let’s a glimpse of this new might just wear the damn of ugliness. When I walk past the be honest, if you line of ‘hold your belly stuff instead! I have vivid memories mannequins clothed in of my mother’s ‘control’ such unpleasant attire undies in the days when I speed up a little and ‘criss-cross girdles’ were try to distract myself by all the rage, and a ‘roll looking at something on’ had nothing to do more interesting, like I know that I have for that matter, and he rather than driving in nose with how you applied pillow cases or Thai moaned on occasion about remains calmly oblivious to first, he was there to watch your anti-perspirant. DVDs. guards and their whistles me steering left, then right, me make an absolute pig’s However, but I take it all back in order to try and catch arse of the manoeuvre and all that because the new guard sight of him with the sole miss the slot by about 10 might now where I live doesn’t use intention of not actually metres, but, in mitigation, there was a be changing one and he great big pillar a n d bl**** well should, or nearby and I ‘control’ else he is in wanted to make inner wear severe danger sure that I may just of being run avoided it. I b e c o m e over … by admit that the latest in me. His major reversing in ‘must have’ problem, in straight lines is gear. And addition to not my strength, why is that, not having a but I’ve always Maybe I’ll buy him a Flashing held that it’s the you may whistle lodged Whistle for the dark mornings! driving forward well ask? firmly between his lips, is that he insists driving right over him, that’s really important. Well, it has on standing behind my which is a real challenge Anyhow, I have no idea just been I exercise – why do I keep getting fatter? car when I am attempting on these dark mornings. I how to indicate to this announced to reverse out to the main know he is only trying to ignorant guard that he is In fact, her roll-on was that Victoria’s Secrets road and he is attempting be helpful as, before he endangering his life five exactly that. You had to are launching their very to guide me there. He walks out into the road, he mornings a week and each step into the girdle, pull it own line of control is either retarded or has always opens both gates morning could well be up to your hips and then underwear this month. obviously never heard of really wide even though his last. Perhaps I should gradually roll it up over Can you imagine that? A the term ‘blind spot’, or I am perfectly capable just go out and buy him a your bum, poking in all lingerie company which else he wouldn’t stand in of reversing through a whistle! the bunched up fat on the is well known for their exactly the right position much smaller gap than he I say it like I see it! way – very sexy. The gloriously sexy under for me to not see him as I thinks. Ok, so when it was am peering over my right suggested that I reverse into fact that it was actually things has decided to Moaning Minnie shoulder, or left shoulder my dedicated parking spot made out of something go in for the ugly stuff,

Death Wish


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If you read the last issue of Pattaya Today you will be aware that on Thursday February 11th at Henry J. Beans Bar at the Amari Orchid Hotel at the far end of Pattaya Beach you can enjoy a superb evening of comedy, with a first for Pattaya, The Punchline Comedy Club. This very special evening will allow you to witness what I am sure will become a regular event. The Punchline Comedy Club has been established in Bangkok for many years, under the leadership

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of John Moorhead who knows the best comedians in the business, and the evening at Henry J. Beans will allow you to be entertained by the best in the business. On the line-up that night will be three of the world’s top comedy acts who spend their lives entertaining crowds all over the world. First up we have Stewart Francis who apart from being one of the best comedians in the business is also an accomplished actor and writer, and has performed

his comedy act in North America, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. Stewart has made a number of appearances on TV throughout the world including The Late Late Show in America, host of You Bet your Ass, a Canadian game show and in the UK he has appeared in The Comedy Store, Mock the Week, For one night only and 8 out of 10 cats. Next up we have Peter Johansson who leads us down the funniest avenues in comedy. Peter made his debut on the world wide stage of comedy when he took the Montreal ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival

by storm, where after appearing in one of the smaller shows, he was spotted, and quickly signed up by Warner Brothers Television where soon after he made his TV debut on NBC’c Friday Night. Finally you get to appreciate the very talented John Maloney who has been on the professional circuit for over 20 years. He has delighted crowds the world over and recently played to packed houses in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland (and we all know how hard they are to please), USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Dubai, Amsterdam and China. He also featured as one of the top names at the

Montreal ‘Just for Laughs’ 2007 Festival after creating quite a stir a few years earlier. So I hear you ask, how do I get FREE tickets for this fantastic nights entertainment? Well it’s all very simple really, simply answer the following question, we didn’t make it too hard in case your suffering from the night before!! Where will the first Punchline Comedy Club event take place in Pattaya? (Hint, read the article again). Once you have racked your brains and come up with the answer simply listen to Mix 88.5 between the 1st and the 7th of February during breakfast

(8-11am) and evening drive (3-6pm) where they will tell you ‘the phrase that pays’, armed with your answer and key word email it to competition@ pattayatoday.net with your contact information, drop your answer into our office on Sukhumvit Road or telephone us with your answer on 038 410 077. All answers must be received by the 7th February when they will be put into a hat and the winner drawn. Good luck, however, even if you are not successful in winning the free tickets, make sure you do not miss a great evening of the worlds’ funniest comedians. Look forward to seeing you there.

Father Ray Children are treated to two parties

Young residents of Father Ray’s Children’s Home have been the happy recipients of a two ‘Feast of Food’ Fun Days courtesy of staff from The Green Park Hotel, Pattaya and staff and ex-students of St Joseph’s School in Rayong. Beautifully dressed older students of Fr. Ray’s Family performed delightfully choreographed Thai traditional dance and the younger ones found themselves pitting their wits against balloons! On both occasions, a Feast of delicious Food was produced from the kitchens of the generous donors and thoroughly enjoyed by all the students of Father Ray Children’s Home. Thank you to The Green Park Hotel, Pattaya and the St Josephs School Alumni from all the children and staff of Father Ray Family. Ex Childrens Home resident, Khun Gift, missed the parties as she was winging her way back to Australia. Gift won thev chance to spend time studying in Bendigo, Australia sponsored by the ROSE program and at the end of last school term she was again a winner! Gift was given a study scholarship by the State of Victoria’s most prestigious school, Girton College and she begins her new term this week. The Father Ray Foundation cares for 850 orphaned, abandoned andabused children and disabled young adults, every day, every year. We never turn away a needy child, and with your help, we never will. Donate now! at www.fr-ray.org or in person atFather Ray Foundation Center, 440 Moo 9 Km 145 Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung,. Tel: 038 716 628 pr@fr-ray.org For further Info: Tel: 038 716 628 Email: pr@fr-ray.org www.fr-ray.org

Gift (third from the right) with friends and her Australian “mother”, Leonie Adamson.


Private Posts

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by Kris & Noi Do you have a question about customs, culture or life in Thailand? Send it to Kris & Noi at: PTPrivatePosts@yahoo.com

Dear Kris & Noi, Last October I met a really cute Surin girl in a bar, ten years younger than me. She said she was new to the bar life and I believe her, as she was a bit awkward with me, not pushy like the other girls, and sometimes her English was difficult to understand. Eventually she left the bar and stayed with me for the rest of my holiday, but never asked for expensive things. Just before I left she started work as a waitress, and I offered to send some money to help out. My mates say she is probably back at the bar, and if she can speak English she can’t be a newbie, but I’m not

bothered. If she is on the level when I return, we’ll see if we can develop a proper relationship; if not I’ll just move on. The money I send isn’t much, I spend far more on following my football team, and I’ll still feel satisfied that I helped a girl who gave me my best ever holiday. Do you think that proper relationships can come from a start like ours, can a bar girl change her ways, and live a normal life again? Johnny B. Too many visitors manage to kid themselves that they have found romance after a couple of nights of paid-for banging, so full marks for approaching this sensibly and being prepared for possible disappointment. Being new to the bar scene is a well-used phrase by bargirls (as popular as “I’m normally a cashier and don’t do this, but you

are such a nice man”). Of course, sometimes this is true, as it may well be with your girl; contrary to some expat views, and despite the abysmal education supplied, some Isaan girls do manage to learn some basic English without removing their knickers. You may well have found a nice girl who could become a regular girlfriend. It is in her favour that she started a different job before you left, and your attitude about the money deserves a happy ending. As for leaving the business, many people alter their lifestyles and jobs completely, why shouldn’t a bar girl? Some fail of course, but others have managed very well in different ways, including becoming very good wives and partners. Dear Kris & Noi, I know the Thais love their football, so it’s a pity to see their national

team doing so badly. Isn’t it about time they dropped the idea of having English coaches. Now they have a Brit who seems to spend less time here than a tourist! How about giving other nationalities a go? Aaron D. In recent years, the team has been coached by Brazilian, German and Thai coaches as well as English. It’s a tough job, as football officials, who tend to believe they know more than experienced coaches, have been known to interfere with player selection and coaching. Actually, the most successful coach in that time has been Peter Withe, an Englishman. To give you an idea of how difficult the job is, among the reasons for Withe leaving was one that claimed a football official was offended by the fact that he actually wore football shorts at matches!

Dear Kris & Noi, This is about the writer who sneered at expats who speak Thai. His comments are typical of so many expats who always expect the locals to speak English, and don’t make any effort to learn the local language. I live in the northeast and, although not particularly bright, have made an effort to learn the Thai alphabet and to speak it, and it has helped me to settle in better. I’m not very good, my ancient brain cells often forget things, but at least I can read menus and supermarket signs, and have little chats with neighbours about something like English football results. And his comment about bargirls and other Thais not liking us to speak Thai is rubbish. When I recently spent some time in Bangkok , I had fun with the bargirls asking me questions in Thai to see how much I know. The Isaan girls wanted to know what Isaan food I liked, and those from the same province were particularly happy to chat with me. As far as I’m concerned learning Thai has improved my life here. Golden Oldie

Expats who make no effort to learn the language of a country they choose to live in will never learn about the country or its people. This is especially so in Thailand, where so few of the population, away from the business and entertainment scenes, can speak foreign languages to any decent conversational level. Their lives will always revolve around fellow expats and an expat’s way of seeing things, instead of understanding what makes the locals act and live the way they do. As you live upcountry your life, without knowledge of at least rudimentary Thai, would be very insular. Your efforts to learn the language have paid off— your neighbourly chats have helped you to become better accepted in your community, and of course it’s always nice to make a bargirl happy! Keep practising the alphabet and the grammar, as learning to read and write helps you to improve your pronunciation and vocabulary range.


The joy of flying

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That’s an oxymoron if there ever was one. With all the security measures in place; plus, the airlines’ perceived need to squeeze every dollar from the hapless flier, taking an air trip is akin to flying in a tuna can with wings. It seems that every time some hare brained would-be terrorist attempts a dastardly deed, new reactive measures are put into place. Following the notorious ‘shoe bomber,’ all passengers were subject to removing their footwear for inspection before boarding the aircraft. After an attempt to sneak flammable liquids on board in bottles, we were told we could only bring mini bottles of lotions, mouthwash, etc, sealed in a baggie. Our computers have to be opened and our carry-on bags are subject to thorough inspection. Carry porn or Viagra at the peril of embarrassment. On one occasion, a friend, here in Pattaya, requested that I bring him a bottle of barbecue sauce from the USA. An understanding

agent at JFK Airport opened the bottle, inspected it and put it in a baggie and let me proceed. When I arrived at Japan’s Narita Airport to change planes, my bag was once again inspected. The contents of the bottle had spilled out into the baggie. I explained to my friend that last I saw; the Japanese security agent was enjoying spare ribs with my friend’s barbecue sauce. Subsequent to the, thankfully, foiled Christmas day attempt by a Nigerian flier to blow up an airplane with explosives hidden in his underwear, even more stringent security measures have been adopted. Firstly, since this was obviously an attempt to cause carnage and mayhem on Christmas, Christmas will be outlawed to prevent another attempt on this holiday. In addition, henceforth, the wearing of underwear will be strictly prohibited. All passengers who are wearing skivvies will be required to remove them before boarding the plane. Regretfully, they will

not be returned to the owner. Moreover, as space is limited once you pass the security checkpoint, there will not be any facilities for privacy. You’ve been warned. Full strip searches will also be initiated. Since profiling is politically incorrect, these

through you clothing and spot contraband hidden under your clothes and on your body. We haven’t been told yet whether we’ll be ordered to ‘spread em.’ A spokesman for the TSA has assured that facial features will be blurred to protect privacy. Tellingly,

searches will be random. Whether you’re a 92 year old grandmother from Peoria or a 22 year old young man with ‘Kill all infidels’ on your t-shirt, you’ll be equally liable to this humiliating procedure. More airports will be equipped with the new full body scanners. These nifty devices can basically see

he didn’t mention whether certain other parts of the body would be blurred, as well. Predictably, some ‘civil rights’ organizations have voiced their opposition to the use of these machines as being overly intrusive, a violation of privacy and, in a word, ‘icky.’ Even though agents in a secured, separate room will actually view the images of

the people being scanned, not everyone believes that full privacy concerns and total decorum will be observed. Imagine a conversation that may take place in one of these observation rooms, perhaps at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. “Hey Pee, look at the bazoons on that one. I never saw a lady with such big ones.” “That’s no lady, doofus. That’s a katoey. Look down below the waist. Those ‘bazoons’ are implants.” “Well, Pee, look at this. Al Gore just came through. It’s true what they say about him.” “That’s nothing. Here’s Dick Cheney. He really does wear Superman tights under his clothes. As of press time, we’ve just been informed that Virgin Airlines is introducing a new subsidiary— Naked Airways. They promise that this new service, which will begin flights between the USA and several other countries, including Thailand, will totally eliminate all the hassles and inconvenience of checking in for your flight. As all passengers will be as naked as the day they were born, body scans, pat downs and other intrusive methods will become unnecessary. In addition, no baggage of

We all know that the United States doesn’t “do torture,” but there’s been lots of controversy over the interrogation techniques used by U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay. In response, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the American Civil Liberties Union have drafted a new, politically correct interrogation program designed to win the approval of the left. But they don’t call it interrogation anymore. That sounds much too harsh.

They now call it information elicitation. The new program is called Politically Correct Information Elicitation Procedures (PCIEP). I was fortunate to be given a preview of this humane new system. I was so impressed that I have crafted the following imaginary scenario showing how PCIEP might have worked out in practice when applied to a hard-core terrorist like, say, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (KSM): Interrogator: Good morning, Mr. Muhammad. I’ll be your information elicitator this morning. My name is Sergeant Lovan Peece. You can call me Sarge. KSM: I call you what I like, infidel pig. But you don’t call me Mr. Muhammad. “Mr.” is infidel title. You call me Sheikh. Means “leader.” Sarge: Certainly, Sheikh. We wouldn’t want to offend your identity-related sensibilities. Nor, indeed, would we want to inadvertently injure your self-esteem, sir. KSM: You give me coffee. I want coffee. No give coffee, I complain to UN, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, American Civil Liberties Union. Get you in deep shit, boy. Sarge: Of course. Would you like cappuccino, mocha, espresso, or latte? Instant or percolated? Black, or with

cream and sugar? KSM: I want good Arabic coffee. Halal coffee. No infidel shit. Sarge: Yes, well, I’ll have to order out for that. Please do be patient. (Makes a quick phone call ordering Arabic coffee.) Now, as you are a detainee, I have to ask you a few questions. I do apologize for the inconvenience. It won’t take but a few minutes. We have to determine which elicitation techniques are unacceptable to you so that we can avoid using them. KSM: I not detainee. What that mean? Sarge (apologetically): Technically, sir, as we have detained you, you are classified as a detainee. KSM: Bullshit. I not detainee. I am guest. Guest of shit-brained, pork-eating infidel American dogs. You treat me like guest, we get along fine. Sarge: Guest. Hmmm. Yes, that IS a nicer term, isn’t it? (Jots down a note.) All right, Mr. Muhammad—I mean, Sheikh—as our guest, I have to ask you: Do you have any objections to being waterboarded? KSM: You bet your infidel ass. Sarge: I see. Well, that’s perfectly understandable, given the traumas which that procedure sometimes induces in our, er, guests. (Makes a note of it.) Then, dogs.

Do you have an aversion to dogs? KSM: Dogs unclean. Same as pigs and infidel scum like you. Sarge (scribbling): I see. Yes. No dogs. Now, how about rats? Insects? Any creatures that evoke deep fear and revulsion in you? KSM: Sheikh no like any kind of animal but sheep. I like sheep. You give me nice sheep, maybe I answer your questions. Make her a cute one. Sarge (writing): “Likes sheep.” Hmm. That gives us a possibility. Conceivably we could introduce sheep deprivation techniques as part of our program. But no, that sounds cruel. I doubt that my superiors would approve. KSM (pounding fist on table): Where my coffee? You no bring coffee, I report you to UN. Sarge: Uhhhh, yes, where is that coffee? (As if on cue, the door opens and an enlisted woman brings in a pot of Arabic coffee. She sets it on the table and leaves.) Here, let me serve you, Sheikh. (Sarge pours him a cup of coffee. KSM recoils as if stabbed.) KSM (thundering): No can drink! That coffee haram! Forbidden! Unclean! You insult my religion! I complain to UN! Sarge (bewildered): But I don’t understand. This

coffee is perfectly good. KSM: Coffee served by woman! How I know she not having period? Maybe she unclean! Cannot take chance on drinking haram coffee served by filthy menstruating infidel woman! (Picks up the coffee pot and throws it against the wall.) Sarge: Oh, I’m dreadfully sorry! I do so apologize! I hadn’t realize that having your coffee served by a woman—and possibly even one who was having her period—would upset you so. Please do forgive me! KSM (thundering): You get new coffee! Served by man! Not infidel man, either. Must be good devout Muslim, like me. Sarge (scratching his head): Uhhh, yes, well, that could be a problem. We’ll have to send out for a Muslim enlisted man. I’m not sure we have any immediately available. KSM: You no get, I complain like hell. Get you written up in New York Times for cruel and inhumane treatment and insulting my religion. Sarge (picks up phone, frantically calls out for new Arabic coffee to be served by a Muslim): I’m sure your coffee will be here as soon as we can manage it, Sheikh. But it may take some time. Please be patient. KSM: You better hurry. Sheikh already in bad mood.

by Alan S. Brown

any kind will be permitted, whether checked or carry-on. Mobile phones, computers, MP3 players and all other such paraphernalia will be verboten. There will be on demand movies available on the flight; but for obvious reasons, only G-rated films will be shown. For the extra shy, a washcloth size towel will be supplied on the flight to cover the most sensitive areas. Anybody caught leering at another passenger or staff member will be put on Naked Airways’ ‘no fly’ list and will have to wait on line with the other clothed shlubs in the future. Participation in the Mile High Club will be strictly prohibited. Since it would, obviously, be difficult to carry currency after the check-in process, refreshments will be included in the price of the ticket. It’s suggested that all passengers arrange to be met at the destination airport by a friend or family member who will bring clothes for them to put on before they try to hail a taxi. I’ll be making my annual sojourn to the USA in a few months. I’ll be searching the local pole dancing emporiums for a suitable partner to accompany me on my Naked Airways flight. Or, perhaps I’ll go by ship instead.

Oops, prayer time. Sheikh have to pray. (Gets up, faces east, and prostrates in prayer. His large bottom is sticking up in the air.) Sarge: How I admire your piety! It’s so superior to anything we have in the secularized, decadent, heathen society of the West. (Thoughtfully.) But while you’re engaged in your devotions, please excuse me. I have to get something. I shan’t be gone long. (Sarge leaves the room and goes next door to the rec hall. He returns with a pool cue. As KSM is bent over in prayer, Sarge takes the pool cue and rams it up his anus. Right up to the hilt.) KSM: AAAAAAGGGHH HH! (Dies.) Sarge (sits down): God, that felt good. Bleep the UN and the ACLU and Amnesty International and all this human rights horseshit when dealing with subhuman scumbags like this asshole. From now on you can count me a member of the Pool Cue School of Politically Correct Information Elicitation Procedures. (Curtain, as Beethoven’s Ode to Joy swells and fades in the background.)

The Smiling New Face of Torture

S. Tsow can be upbraided for his politically incorrect attitude toward terrorist scumbags at s.tsow@ymail. com . Mind you don’t send any fatwas.


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Silvermover - State-Of-TheArt Web design & Integrated Marketing Solutions

Silvermover, Pattaya’s premier website designer and providers of one-stop integrated marketing solutions were gracious enough to give Pattaya Today an interview about their current work and scope. Charlie Warner, Silvermover’s amiable MD, outlined to Pattaya Today the extent of their integrated marketing solution, which includes creative design, branding, advertising, websites, search engine optimisation, online marketing, print media, and copywriting, among other professional services. Charlie stressed how important it is in today’s ultra-competitive business environment that one should have a professionally conceived marketing strategy, pivoting around a state-ofthe-art website, optimised to the highest degree in terms of link popularity and qualitative connection attractiveness so as to attract premier search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, amongst others. Those who settle for cheap website design put the survival of their businesses in the utmost jeopardy as your website in particular increasingly represents your public profile and your interface with the unforgiving real world. Charlie, who originally hails from the UK, came to Thailand from an accomplished advertising, graphic design and publishing background to work for one

of the foremost publishers in Bangkok, Phoo Jard Karn, in the early 1990s; in the days when the Internet was virtually unknown in SE Asia. These were also the days when the news regularly took at least a day to reach most users. This was the time of the OJ Simpson trial in 1995 and Charlie was astounded, he told Pattaya Today, when his IT director gave him an update of the trial that was only 45 minutes old; the source being, of course, from the Internet. The realisation of the potential inherent in such a medium was immediately apparent to Charlie, who from that moment on determined to learn all he could about IT and the World Wide Web. Towards the end of his stay with Phoo Jard Karn, Charlie, instead of hedgehopping between the company’s 16 offices, he was based in the IT Department and made the most of it, so much so that, on leaving the company, he was soon able to build his first website and become an Internet Marketing Consultant; then came the Asian Financial Crisis, which dashed his hopes somewhat as potential clients had no interest in trying out what to them was an untried and incomprehensible medium. Surviving through dogged persistence, however, Charlie’s business soon began to thrive from his office in Pattaya’s Soi Post Office. He gradually built up his E-commerce client-base,

being able to design and build superior websites at 2/3rd the then current cost. This lasted from 1996 to 2003, when, with his partners, he employed 45 staff in Bangkok. It was in 1997 that Charlie began to develop his clientele in Pattaya and noticed how relatively attractive it was in comparison to Bangkok. He finally decided in 2003 that it was high time to retire and take things easy so he moved to Pattaya and at first took an entirely different career direction, becoming a restaurateur on Cosy Beach and coffee shop owner in Soi Pattaya Park for four years. In 2006, Charlie decided to return to website development and established Silvermover, initially in Thaphraya Soi 12 and in 2009 moved to bigger offices on Sukhumvit Road, next to the Pattaya Today’s offices. Now, however, rather than overworking himself, as he had been prone to before, Charlie decided to concentrate on website design and E-commerce, taking as his clients mainly Thai and international blue-chip companies that appreciated the latest in programming technology and the ultimate in optimisation. Charlie has also established the definitive, most comprehensive, online business directory in Pattaya: http://allpattaya. com. This ultra-slick, easy to use website, currently #1 on Google for Pattaya, has nearly 5000 business listings,

15 categories, and 276 subcategories and is unique in that it offers completely free listings, whereby all Pattaya businesses can present their complete details, including full descriptions, photos, images, and logos, as well as putting their businesses on the Google map. Allpattaya. com provides the most comprehensive, real-time information, which is updated every day, and includes local business news bulletins as well as national news headlines. The Silvermover website itself is inevitably the epitome of self-advertising, illustrating as it does just what can be achieved using the latest, state-of-the-art, web-design principles, programming technology and optimisation. The website is built using XHTML, CSS2 and incorporates AJAX, for fast loading and easy-tonavigate pages. It represents the future today. As the illustrative blurb says “The home page contains the entire website, load it and you have the whole website in your browser, rather than several pages, with its one page incorporating slides that open and close fast because you’re not waiting for it to download a whole new page. It also gracefully falls back to work like a normal website should your browser not support current technologies, whilst simultaneously remaining search engine friendly.” Just a few examples of

Silvermover’s clientele include Pattaya Today, Pattaya Trader, East Coast Real Estate and Le Beaulieu, the No.1 French restaurant in Bangkok, as well as BJC Construction in Rayong, featuring 360-degree tours. Check out the Silvermover website for yourself to appreciate just how your

own website could be totally transformed into your stateof-the-art portal to the world. Contact: Silvermover Company Ltd. 42/92-93 Moo 9, Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Tel:038428-897, Email:biz@ silvermover.com, Website: www.silvermover.com


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Archery Darts and Wand Shooting make their debut in Thailand

The Pattaya Archery Club has introduced two new sports to Pattaya ─ Archery Darts and Wand Shooting. Although there are a few other archery clubs in Thailand, it is quite probable that this was the first time that these particular types of archery has been ever been seen in the Kingdom. The Pattaya Archery Club was founded four years ago, with one active member, Eric Hearn, now President of the club. During that time the membership has grown to about 30, but in all that time the members concentrated on target shooting. So, in an effort to introduce something new, just for a bit of fun and as a bit of an experiment, Eric organised a Three Event Shoot comprising Archery Darts, “Wand Shooting” and “Annoy a Bunny”. More about these other two activities later. Archery Darts This was something new to the members of this club, and none had ever played darts quite like this before.

In fact some of the French and German archers had never played traditional darts in a pub and so the rules had to be explained carefully. As they all speak English, at least there was no need for interpreters. That did not stop some of them muttering under their breath about “this crazy English game”, especially when they needed a double to finish; shot too high a score ─ and were declared “bust”. This was a concept they found strange, especially if they had some arrows left over in their quivers after “busting”. Archery darts is based on the traditional game of darts as played in countless pubs throughout the UK. The rules and scoring system in archery darts are the same

Georg (Germany) on the left, and John (Surinam), with their compound bows

as in traditional darts ─ two contestants start at 501 and finish on a double, throwing / shooting just three darts / arrows at a time There are some differences, of course. Instead of darts, the archers use their bows to shoot their arrows into a 30 inch diameter paper version of a dartboard; and the shooting line / “ockie” is 18 metres distance from the contestants. However as there are no wires separating the scoring zones on the archery dart target, there had to be some guesses in which score zone an arrow had landed. So no “bouncers” there, then! Even though the bows have a sight, it proved quite a challenge to put an arrow into the “double” which was just one inch wide by 4 inches long, from 18 metres away. This new activity raises the possibility of Pattaya Archery Club competing against regular darts players. So if there are any darts teams in Pattaya who want a different sort of challenge, then please contact Eric Hearn on 089 535 1193. Wand Shooting The history of Wand Shooting is shrouded in the mists of time. It appears that several hundreds of years ago it was a rite of passage to mark the passing of a boy into a man, for that boy to shoot an arrow into a piece of wood (the “wand”) stuck upright in the ground at least 100 yards away.

The Three-Event archery ground at Hua Yai And of course in those days replaced by modern recurve Trying archery in Pattaya Pattaya Archery Club the only bow in England bows and the distance was on Tuesdays, was the famous longbow. just 50 metres ─ but as near shoots A bent stick of wood with as we could get to replicating Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 10.00 no sight, no stabilisers or the real thing. other gadgets, which shot Even so, to hit such a am and finishing at about wooden arrows of dubious narrow target at that range noon or thereafter. Anyone ─ Thai or farang, straightness. takes some doing and the The crossbow was seen club members found this young or old, man or woman ─ is welcome to as a European invention quite a challenge. come along to the Pirates which no self-respecting of Pattaya Shooting Club in Englishman would put in Annoy a Bunny his hand. This was an attempt to Hua Yai and find out what it To anyone who has any replicate hunting animals is all about. Beginners’ Coaching is experience of archery, to hit with a bow. The targets a stick of wood at 100 yards were paper pictures of held on a Tuesday and / or with a longbow is a really various animals (Squirrel, a Saturday. The Coach’s impressive feat. Probably Jay, Goose, Boar, Hare, services and the use of the explains why our archers etc) pinned onto targets club’s bows, arrows and were so feared in those wars positioned at irregular and other equipment are free so many years ago. unmarked distances from for beginners, and so it costs nothing to see if this Well there are no longbow the shooting line. shooters in the Pattaya Each archer could only challenging sport is for Archery Club; and the shoot one arrow at each you. archery range, at the Pirates picture, so replicating bowFor more details visit of Pattaya Shooting Club hunting. As the targets Pattaya Archery Club’s in Hua Yai, has only a 50 were at unknown distances website at www.pattayametre distance. this was quite a challenge or So a strip of tape, 4 to target archers who are archery-club.com, telephone Eric, the inches wide, stuck into a accustomed to shooting at target served as a makeshift targets on fixed and known President, on 089 535 “wand”. Longbows were distances. 1193

How much do you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? After having celebrated the New Year, the “Month of Love” is coming up. In this month we have Valentine’s day the universal day for lovers.

When we talk about love and passion, there are other important factors that couples should think about, including STDs, especially AIDS. In Thailand, (as in the rest of the world) not only AIDS, but other sexually transmitted diseases are now serious

health problems. According to the statistics, we have found that the numbers of teenagers infected by these diseases has increased. This is because

some teenagers are having a sexual relationship without giving any attention to the methods of preventing the spread of sexual diseases. Please always remember that these diseases can be found at any age by any sex and some of the diseases do not produce

symptoms immediately after the infection. Promiscuity increases the chances of infection, and unsuspected infections can be passed on between mother and child. Types of sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) 1. HIV or AIDS : found in 1981. This disease is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which can destroy defense cells in the body. Most patients die after having been infected for about 7-10 years. It is still a disease for which there is no 100 percent effective treatment and there is no vaccine to produce an immunity. 2. Gonorrhea : this disease is caused by a bacterium which can give the patients a burning sensation when they urinate. If it is left untreated, the infection may become more severe and move in to the abdomen and may lead to infertility.

3. Genital warts (HPV) are located near the genital areas. These can be treated by removal by chemical or laser. 4. Genital herpes is caused by a virus which can produce a burning sensation around the groin, the anus or the genitals. There are also painful and itchy sores. If it is treated, the symptoms can be alleviated within a few weeks, however, the virus still remains in the cells and may become active if ones

health becomes poor. 5. Hepatitis virus : it is a liver disease caused by a virus in the blood and other bodily fluids. It damages the liver cells of the infected person. If it is left untreated, it may produce liver cirrhosis or even liver cancer. Other diseases include syphilis and pubic lice (the “crabs”) and are also serious diseases, all of which are transmitted by sexual intercourse occurring without protection.

We have many ways to prevent the spread of these sexually transmitted diseases, including not changing partners, always using condoms, not having sex with persons you do not know and always having an annual medical check up even if you believe you are not infected. Couples should also have a health check before their marriage. For more information, please contact : Woman’s Health Center or call the hospital’s Contact Center at 1719


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Nova Group

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has Best Year Ever

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting the head of the Nova Group, Rony Fineman, on the stand that the company had taken in conjunction with Collier’s International to promote the latest Nova project, The Cliff. Already this new project has exceeded Rony’s greatest expectations with 35% pre sold with the ground breaking ceremony still six months away, this is the result of providing fantastic value for money from a company that is known for completing its projects on time and on budget. Explaining why he believes The Cliff has become an instant hit in this very difficult market, Rony explained that he saw a vision for a high rise condominium project, in a superb location, and at a price that did not see you shelling out tens of millions of baht. The Cliff has been designed by the world famous architect company ‘Intek’. When giving instruction to Intek, Rony had a vision of a building that would offer the very highest standard of workmanship and finish. The proposed six metre high lobby of The Cliff will be a five star lobby that could grace any of the finest hotels around the world. The main purchasers of this impressive new project so far are the Thai’s, and we all know how good they are at seeking out the best value for money in the area, this should give you an indication of how this new project is breaking new ground in affordable, luxury, high rise living. The Cliff will boast spectacular sea views from most of the rooms on its 27 stories, starting with studio apartments at 37m2 and offering stunning 2 bedroom units with over 100m2 of living space. On the large project site there will be 50% green area which will ensure beautiful gardens and relaxation areas to rival any of the top hotels in Pattaya. Together with all the fixtures and fittings being as environmentally friendly as available, and the water catchment system to recycle rain water for the gardens, shows that the

Nova Group are building a project they can be very proud of. The condominium project will have a 426m2 restaurant, that has already been reserved, fitness and relaxation areas second to none, and a shopping centre, all for the convenience of its residents. Rony, who I am sure is no stranger to most of you, has been living and building up the Nova Group in Pattaya for 24 years, and he has managed to create one of the most respected companies trading in Thailand. The Nova Group already has 17 building projects completed with more due to commence this year, including the Cliff and projects in Bangkok. Whilst last year was a lot of hard work for most of us, The Nova Group had their best year ever, with this year looking to be even more successful.

Rony on the left is seen here with Mark from Colliers International at the recent Paragon Property Exhibition

One of the main reasons behind the success of the company is the foresight of Rony to see an opening and know exactly how to fill it. The recent property exhibition in the Paragon Centre in Bangkok was aimed at companies selling to the difficult Thai market. Only 40 companies from around Thailand were able to take advantage of the space available, and it should come as no surprise

to you that the Nova Group, featuring The Cliff, were the only company representing Pattaya. After chatting with Rony I got a couple of minutes with Mark Bowling from Colliers International who are working very closely with the Nova Group in promoting this new venture. Mark explained “As a company we are very excited to be involved with the

Nova Group in exclusively marketing their new venture which has already been a great success. We believe that the project will be 60% to 70% sold even before the ground is broken in July, The Cliff is a project that almost sells itself”. Mark can be contacted on his mobile on 085 2828 120 or you can email him directly at mark.bowling@colliers. com.

If you would like further information on this superb new project located in the luxury of Cosy Beach, please telephone 08 9753 5151, info@thecliffpattaya.com, or check out their website at www.thecliffpattaya. com. If you are looking to purchase a little bit of luxury at an affordable price for residence or investment then you need to check out The Cliff.


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American Volunteer Starts Bangkok Bag Company To Help Empower Sex Workers Brittany Fox, an American volunteer who has worked with various worldwide humanitarian missions, came to Thailand solely to help sex workers. Whilst in Bangkok she decided to start the Thai Song Company, using recyclable materials to make beautiful bags to sell, especially to college students, while providing sustenance to deserving women. “It’s a social business. It is created for the purpose of creating a better future for the women and empowering them,” Fox relates.

Tourist Guide Arrested With Bt240 Million’s Worth Of Yah Ice A Thai tourist guide, Jasor Saewang, from Chiang Rai, has been arrested in Bangkok for smuggling from the North 11.9 kgs. of crystal methamphetamine (yah Ice) worth about Bt240 million at street prices, according to Pol Maj-Gen Harnpolnit Wibul, Deputy Commissioner of the Narcotics Suppression Division. After being tipped off by an informer, police trailed Jasor to a house on Arunamarin Road in Bangkok’s Noi District and discovered the drugs in his car.

Contaminated Solution Most Likely Cause Of Blindness In Khon Kaen Operation Victims Dr. Weerasak Anutangkoon, Chief of the Khon Kaen Hospital ‘s Ophthalmology Division, announced that a contaminated disinfecting solution was the most likely cause of the serious eye infection that resulted in the blinding of 10 patients at the hospital recently. The contaminated solution came to light after a lab test on the solution which remained from the treatment. “We will refer the results to a fact-finding committee appointed by the Public Health Ministry,” Dr. Weerasak said.

US Documentary Film-Maker Makes Epic Travelogue Of Thailand American Mike Shiley, travel documentary film-maker, focusing on developing countries, has made a travelogue entitled “Amazing Thailand” for distribution in the US. The film features jungle adventures by bamboo raft, indigenous hill tribe villages in Northern Thailand, kayaking by uninhabited tropical beaches, art forms, shimmering golden Buddhist temples, the hidden canals of Bangkok, and culminates with a profile on Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam that was sacked in the 1767 by Burmese invaders.

Swine Flu Vaccination Campaign Starts Despite Concern About Vaccine Risks The Public Health Ministry has started its anti-type-A (H1N1) influenza vaccination campaign, despite evidence from such as Chulalongkorn University‘s Prof Dr Thiravat Hemachudha that the vaccines could be just as risky as the flu itself. Prof Thiravat said the vaccine had already killed 13 in the US, perhaps from contaminated vaccines. Vaccinees are also reputed to be vulnerable to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a disease of the brain and nervous system which can be fatal. In the 1976 US outbreak, 25 died from vaccinations, more than from the flu itself.

El Nino Likely To Affect Rice Production A dry spell caused by El Nino may affect 20-30% of Pilipino rice production radically increasing demand from the world’s largest rice user. El Nino and insect infestation is also expected to affect rice production in Thailand, the world’s largest rice producer, in May, restricting its ability to make good the Pilipino shortfall. Rice prices will also rise according to Thai Rice Exporters Association adviser, Chookiat Ophaswongse, but stockpiles should allow export targets to be met and keep domestic supplies stable.

Thailand To Sell Yen And Dollar Bonds On The International Market To Finance Budget Deficit Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij announced recently that the government intends to sell yen or dollar-denominated bonds on the international market to finance the budget deficit and prove to investors that Thailand has regained its “economic strength”. Minister Korn also announced the government may spend 5% of the country’s gross domestic product in 2010 to boost the economy, most of which will be funded domestically. The government previously sold 55 billion yen bonds to Japanese investors in May 2008 Canadian Father Continues To Press For Justice Over Slaying Of His Son By Thai Cop Canadian Ernie Del Pinto has returned to Thailand to continue to seek justice for his son, Leo, who, he said “went out on a holiday and came back in a body bag.” The trial has so far dragged on for two years through the Pei Provincial Court before it gets transferred to Bangkok. Leo and his friend Carly Reisig were shot by an off-duty Thai policeman, since charged with murder with intent and attempted murder with intent. Saudi Jewellery Theft Affair May Soon Be Resolved And Normal Diplomatic Relations Resumed The affair of the theft of jewellery worth Bt502 million by Thai janitor Kriangkrai Techamong from Saudi Prince Faisal, resulting in the subsequent murders of four Saudi embassy staff, a Saudi businessman’s disappearance and the alleged theft by senior Thai police of a considerable amount of the proceeds who allegedly substituted fakes to return to the Saudis, which alienated the two kingdoms for two decades, still has not been resolved. The premier is now trying to expedite the case in the hope of resuming normal diplomatic relations and returning Thai labour to Saudi. Cambodians Reinforce Western Border Province To Stop Illegal Crossings Into Thailand The Cambodian military has reinforced the Western border province to stop citizens illegally crossing into Thailand in order to cut down trees or seek employment. The move came after several shootings of Cambodians by Thai troops over a four-month period, the most outrageous incident being that of a 16-year-old who died in September, 2009, after being shot and wounded, then allegedly tied to an ox-cart and burned alive by Thai soldiers.

Mysterious Fire Death In Bangkok Shopping Mall Suspected To Be Suicide A fire in the early hours of the morning in a room on the fourth floor of Bobe Plaza shopping mall, Bangkok, claimed the life of Rungnapha Ariyaman, a cloth seller. When firemen, who had received a report of fire in the building, arrived at 3:30 am, they found Rungnapha’s body covered in flames, but no trace of fire elsewhere, which has led police to speculate that the woman had doused herself with petrol and then set herself on fire. Mobile Phone Technician Stabbed To Death In Mob Frenzy Outside MBK Mall A 40-strong brawling mob of students from Patumwan Institute of Technology fighting on the Skytrain elevated walkway outside MBK’s Tokyu Shopping Mall, Bangkok, apparently caused the death of a mobile phone technician, Aksorn Thepachai, recently, according to a security guard eye-witness who reported the fracas to police. Aksorn had sustained multiple stab wounds. Police later arrested 17 students and Aksorn’s girlfriend will be questioned regarding who inflicted his fatal stab wounds. Detained Kazakhstani Plane Crew Charged With Illegal Arms Transportation And Concealment The crew of the detained Air West Georgia aircraft, whose Russian-language flight plan categorically lists Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport as the flight’s destination, have had new charges levelled against them. The crew have been charged with illegal transportation of weapons, their illegal import into Thailand, and concealment of the fact of the presence of weapons onboard - the cargo manifest details “oil industry spare parts” but no weapons. Kazakhstan’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs still insists on the crew’s innocence, however. Three Liberian Gold Scam Merchants Arrested In Bangkok Three Liberians have been arrested in a Bangkok luxury hotel, accused of perpetrating a fake gold scam related to gold mining operations in Siberia. They were caught in a sting operation selling US$25,000’s worth of smuggled gold pellets to an undercover agent. Police later discovered five kgs. of fake gold pellets, documents detailing gold mining operations, plus equipment supposedly able to produce fake US banknotes. Their potential targets apparently were foreigners or expatriates. Australian Honeymooner Killed And 8 Fellow Travellers Injured In Phuket Road Accident An Australian tourist, Michael Moloazo, on honeymoon with his newlywed wife in Phuket, was killed in a road accident in which eight fellow foreign tourists, along with their Thai driver and a local villager were also injured. The Siam Safari Nature Tour’s Land Rover’s brakes apparently failed going down a hill and the driver rammed a pick-up truck in order to stop, but the vehicle and its tourist passengers plunged down a ravine.

Black Market Fashion Braces Proving Deadly To Thai Youth The Thai fashion craze in dental braces may be deadly to teenagers as the demand for the colourful, cuteness-enhancing “fashion braces” leads many teenagers to flea markets and underground entrepreneurs to satisfy their cravings. Thailand Dental Council warned that these black market braces often lead to blood poisoning from infected dental tools, nerve damage and swallowing dislodged fillings. Already, a Khon Kaen teenager has died from a thyroid-induced heart failure and a Chonburi girl has also died. Buddhism Exerting Renewed Pull On Foreign Truth Seekers Foreign laypeople and foreign Buddhist monks alike are apparently flooding to Thailand for meditation retreats and courses; the former as a respite from today’s stressful living, and often staying to join the monkhood and nunhood, with all the hardship and austerity that entails, as well as studying Buddhism at Thai universities and teaching. Courses are available at monasteries in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Phang Ngan and many other temples throughout Thailand, especially the monk-for-a-month programme. Great Celebrations Planned For 35th Anniversary Of Mutual Ties Between Thailand And China Plans are afoot to conduct a host of activities to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the mutual ties between Thailand and China to include tournaments of golf, badminton and rallies from Bangkok to Beijing. Included in these celebrations are wedding parties to be thrown by thousands of Chinese couples in Thailand this year. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva welcomed these events, commenting that they would definitely help boost tourism for Thailand and that between China and Thailand. Jealous Lovelorn Husband Kills Estranged Wife Before Committing Suicide A former chairman of the National Association of the Deaf in Thailand, Surachet Lertsatjayan, from Kanchanaburi, apparently slashed the throat of his estranged wife, Sujiphan Kumutsutthikul, subsequently killing himself after he found that she had been conducting relationships with foreigners on ThaiLoveLink.com. Sujiphan had left her husband to return to her family because of his intense jealousy. Surachet apparently collected Sujiphan from her family’s home on the evening before the two were found dead in his car. Thailand’s Tsunami Early Warning Inadequate Say Experts Thailand’s tsunami early warning system has been incapacitated because of thefts of essential components in buoys, according to experts. “Right now I don’t think Thailand is capable of issuing a tsunami warning, of properly telling people what is going to happen, because we have a lack of information,” Smith Dharmasaroja, a former head of Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Centre stated. “We (also) lack equipment to detect a tsunami, because the government has not given enough support to the department concerned,” he concluded. However, Thailand has put tsunami education on its national curriculum.


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Is There Another 100 Year Storm Coming?

by Simon Philbrook The wise heads of MBMG sat down this week at their finance meeting and concluded that there were three key lessons from 2008. Lesson 1: keep things in historical perspective. Lesson 2: avoid panic. And Lesson 3: Take the long view. Regarding Lesson 1, the Credit Crisis of 2008 truly was the proverbial “100year storm”. There were some very scary moments. But we all know that socalled “100-year storms” seem to happen every three or four years. If you look back over how the hedge fund industry has evolved, there have been several cycles of opportunity, growth, crisis and retrenchment, followed by renewed opportunity and growth. Too many of us have forgotten (or never knew) our industry’s financial history.

The first “Golden Era” of hedge funds occurred during the “Go Go” years of the 1960s. The first hedge fund bust occurred when the “Go Go” years went “bye bye” in the run up to the 1973-74 bear market. The second “Golden Era”, when funds such as Tiger, Tudor and Odyssey were launched, coincided with the bull market of the 1980’s. This was followed by Black Monday in 1987, the collapse of the UAL Deal in 1989 and the Savings and Loan Crisis. A number of hedge funds did perform well in this period, but others found themselves on the wrong side of these events and there was a shakeout in parts of the industry. The third cycle got under way with the 199192 market recovery and then accelerated as the “Masters of the Universe” capitalized on the European convergence trade, culminating with Soros’ famously “breaking” the Bank of England”. But all of this led to yet another shakeout in 1994 when

rising interest rates pulled the rug out from under the carry trade and Mexico suffered its currency crisis. At that stage many of the “Masters of the Universe” looked more like mere mortals after all. Ironically 1994 was when Long Term Capital Management was launched, taking advantage of many of the lingering dislocations in the markets. The 1995-97 bull market saw the hedge fund industry rise again. But of course this was followed by the Asian Currency Crisis and the Russian Default in 1998, a year that was capped by the collapse of LTCM and a wave of margin calls throughout the industry that led to yet another shakeout. In retrospect, LTCM seems almost quaint in comparison to Lehman’s collapse, but at the time it seemed like the financial system as we knew it was teetering on the brink of collapse. In short order though, the next bull market got under way and hedge funds thrived again. It didn’t take long for the next crisis, which of course was the

“dot com bubble” bursting in 2000. These first few years of the Millennium were interesting because the ensuing bear market really separated the wheat from the chaff. Some hedge funds imploded while others proved their mettle by preserving capital and making money, this touched off the quantum leap in interest from institutions who were finally convinced that hedge funds could play a constructive role in their asset allocation plans. As a result, industry AUM doubled from 2004 to 2007. But this coincided with a period in which market volatility virtually vanished, prompting many hedge funds to boost their use of leverage in order to maintain returns. We now know that this helped set the stage for the Credit Crisis of 2008, which became the Year of the Gate. Note that throughout each and every one of these cycles, many hedge funds started out with relatively well controlled risk profiles and were well positioned to take advantage of opportunities. But, as

The argument for trousers by Mr Pobaan It’s a curious fact, but no less true for its curiosity, that when we began to walk upright around five million years ago, we grew bigger brains, acquired shorter arms and generally got a bit less hairy, but we didn’t develop trousers. The opportunity was there, but evolution didn’t reach out and grab the chance that would have enriched the lives of countless generations of descendants. Consider our ancestors, rushing around the veldt – or it might have been savannah –with its painfully sharp grasses, leaping over thorny thickets, not to mention sitting on the ant-infested ground. And wherever they went, their wedding tackle was swinging freely (in the case of the males) or blatantly unprotected (in the case of the females), vulnerable to injury from every prickly cactus or yapping hyena.

How do we cope with such risks today? We wear trousers. I am reminded this week of what a chore it is to acquire trousers when I set out to purchase a pair in Pattaya – and I am aware here that what I am about to relate is almost exclusively a male experience. Women execute these tasks much more efficiently than us chaps, so efficiently that it would hardly be worth writing about. Our city has many trousershops from which to choose. Pattaya is awash with trousers. But it is not enough simply to grab the nearest pair and pay up. I first need to choose a style and colour that accords with my image of myself – nothing too young, nor too ageing; nothing too sporty or too nautical; nothing that might go down well at a golf club, obviously. I then have to hold the trousers against myself and imagine I’m wearing them in an everyday

situation - sauntering into a restaurant, perhaps, without attracting withering looks from the other diners, or appearing in front of family members without the usual howls of derision concerning my taste. If the garment passes this preliminary assessment, I need to find my size. This sounds simple, but I have only a vague idea of what my size is, and even then there’s a problem, because my hazy recollection dates back to the last time I bought trousers, since when I could well have graduated to the next size up. So I resort to what photographers call ‘bracketing’ – I take the size I remember being, plus, reluctantly, the next size up and, optimistically, the next size down and head with my bundle to a small chipboard cubicle in which there is a mirror and a peg, but no air conditioning. I hang the three pairs on the

peg and struggle to remove my existing trousers, which I have grown to love with an unreasonable fervour (why didn’t I buy two pairs of them when I had the chance?), and put them on the floor. I am already covered in sweat. Feeling momentarily bullish, I try to pull on the smallest of the new pairs of trousers. My legs won’t fit into the legholes. I’ve obviously taken a child’s size by mistake. I turn to the middle pair and try to get the button at the waist-band to engage with its button-hole. No dice. The zip will not fasten along what is supposed to be the fly but which in my case is a gaping triangle. They must have changed the sizing system since I last went clothes-shopping. Then, with a heavy heart, I take up the largest pair, the waist of which is bigger than I thought I’d ever require in my lifetime. I manage to get into them, but it’s a snug fit.

performance improved, too many managers - not all, but too many succumbed to the temptation to get over-leveraged, overconcentrated, or overexposed. In this historical context, the latest crisis was no different. Does that mean we all should have seen it coming? Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but this brings us to Lesson 2. As a friend of mine told me during the dot com bubble, “if you are going to panic, panic early.” In other words, try to anticipate problems as best you can, and be wary of getting carried away with the crowd. I believe that too many hedge fund managers and investors last year were scrambling for liquidity when it was already too late, either because they were over leveraged in the first place or because their assumptions about access to markets proved to be faulty. There were plenty of hints well before Lehman went under that it was probably prudent to reduce leverage and dial back risk. Regarding Lesson 3:

Invariably, crises create some very interesting opportunities for investors who are able to be contrarians. But, you have to keep your wits about you and have some cash available to take advantage of them. All of which is easier said than done. We purposefully put off increasing allocations to credit strategies until the end of 2008, but it was really hard to actually pull the trigger when the world still looked so scary. ”

Standing as far back as I can, a few centimetres from the mirror, I try to view myself dispassionately in this new garment. I have to admit it; they’re too small. I open the door a chink and hiss at Mrs Pobaan to fetch another pair, the biggest they’ve got. In the loneliness of my cubicle, I slowly come to terms with the fact that I’m two sizes bigger than I thought I was. It has been a painful experience, all of which could have been avoided if our ancestors’ genes had had the foresight to develop integrated trousers all those millennia ago. What I’m thinking of is some kind of arrangement of skin, which does the job performed by the modern trouser – it would protect your bits from wild animals and the ingress of creepy-crawlies, it would modestly conceal your crown jewels from jealous friends and lascivious potential lovers, and it might provide small pockets in which to keep your keys and mobile phone. Rhinos have the right idea. They’re covered in a leathery sort of body suit which performs all these functions, except perhaps the mobile phone storage requirement, but then rhinos aren’t great conversationalists, so they probably don’t see this as a

problem. And then there’s the aesthetic angle. I was walking on Pattaya Klang just the other day when I passed a lady walking her dog – a poodle – which was wearing trousers. I don’t know how aware the animal was of this but, frankly, it looked stupid. Now I ask you to visualise a room full of naked men. For me to do this, I have to think back to the days when I played competitive team sports and had occasion to change and shower in the company of a lot of blokes. They were nice enough fellows, I recall, but it was difficult to view them in their nakedness without thinking they looked better with their trousers on. In conclusion, I address my advice to males of all species: If you walk on four legs, leave the pants at home. If you walk on two legs, remember you look terrible without your trousers on and curse your ancestors for not making them part of the standard kit.

For those wanting more information on this or other financial topics then please contact Simon on simon@ hamptonsthailand.co.th The above data and research was compiled from sources believed to be reliable, however, neither Hamptons International Mortgages (Thailand) Ltd nor its officers can accept any liability for an errors or omissions in the above article nor bear responsibility for any losses achieved as a result of any actions taken or not taken as a consequence of reading the above article.

Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway Women’s clothes shops should provide a comfy chair and a pile of reading material for tag-along husbands. How do you make shopping bearable? Email your tips to kuhn.pobaan@gmail.com.


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P. & N. Poolshop was formed in 2005 by Phillip & Nittaya. Philip worked as a competent building contractor for 20 years, mostly building private propert-ies including swimming pools. Now, he’s the company’s director, sales, swimming pool design, pool construction supervisor, quantity surveyor and pool structural engineer. While Nittaya used to be a photographer before she became the company’s director, administration, purchasing officer and pool maintenance supervisor. Many residents and property developers in and around Pattaya are benefiting from Phillip’s many years of experience, expertise and knowledge in swimming pool design, build and maintenance. Questions asked by prepared the rendered complete pool shell. surface, and applied a (No tiles No grout No many readers What can be done to tanking compound to the problem) Here are the photos of prevent tile grout from rendered surface. continuously becoming We then applied a the finished pool, (looks discolored and breaking sand wash finish to the good doesn’t it) down ? Dear readers, The only and best solution is to not have grout, recently our company solved this problem for one of our valued customers, Gene who has a home and a pool in soi Yu-Mai, Pattaya Central. We removed all of Genes pool tiles,

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Yes There Is Water In The Pool, Very Clear Isnt It

For those who are considering building a pool then not only the above is less problematic it also is a massive cost saving. A saving of 50,000.00 TB. Would be saved on a 10 x 5 meter pool. Gene would welcome anyone to visit his pool and discuss the ease of taking care and maintenance of his newly renovated pool Simply make an appointment via me Philip 081-0044-971


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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip If you’re planning to roll some color onto your walls, here’s how can you keep your paint tray in pristine condition: Before you get started, put the paint tray into a plastic bag, then press the plastic into the edges and corners of the tray—conforming to the tray’s contours. Now pour the paint onto the plasticcovered tray and dip your roller as usual. When done working, remove the tray and toss out the plastic bag. The tray remains clean, as if it were never used. Saves clean-up time too.  Mobile Batteries My mobile phone loses power sooner now than when I bought it a year ago. Is this normal? A friend said it’s because I’m recharging my battery wrong and it remembers to only partially charge. Is that even possible? Any advice would be appreciated. Cynthia in Sri Racha Your friend is referring to the mythical ‘memory effect’ attributed to nickel cadmium batteries, Cynthia. According to such theories—which have been largely refuted, if a battery is only partially

discharged before being recharged, it “forgets” that it has additional capacity. However, having bought your phone a year ago, you probably were provided with a lithium-ion battery; they are not subject to the memory effect. That said, note that the amount of charge all batteries can hold gradually decreases due to usage, aging, and poor maintenance. In general, the effective life of a battery is 300 to 500 charge/discharge cycles. Depending on the battery, this translates into a 1-to-2 year time frame. But there are some things you can do to enhance battery performance and lengthen its life span. Proper charging of a new battery is the first and most important step. Nickel-based batteries should be charged for 16 hours initially and run through two additional cycles of fully discharging and recharging. Charge new lithium-ion batteries for about 5-6 hours (even if the phone indicates that the battery is full); thereafter, charge when the power level approaches—but does not reach—one bar on the battery meter; avoid fully discharging a lithium battery. It also helps to

keep your phone cool. High temperatures ( in a hot car, in your hot pocket) quickly wear down batteries. Turn off the phone when you will not be using it for a while, at night or in an area with poor or no signal (power depletes rapidly when your phone is constantly seeking a better connection). Also, turn off the vibrator and turn on the ‘battery save’ option. Finally, periodically clean the contacts on the battery and on the phone using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.  Hang Ten Andy, we’ve got about ten large, framed photos hanging on the wall, but they are not aligned. I thought I put them up straight but they seem to shift position somehow. Can you offer any tips? Simon in Rayong Sure, Simon. Push a straight pin into the bottom two corners of each frame on the backside, then clip off the heads of the pins; leave about 1 cm (3/8 of an inch) sticking out of the frame. Hang each print using a level. When set in place, gently push the section of the picture frame with the pins behind it into

the drywall to secure its positioning.  Driveway Dregs The stonewash finish to my paths and driveways have become badly discoloured in certain areas. The extent of staining varies from slight to almost complete blackening though some parts are unaffected. How can this be removed? We have tried detergent with different brushes without success. Strong application using a wire brush brings off the stone and spoils the surface. Do you know of a reliable firm locally who could do this work? Or is there a good product we could use? Your help will be much appreciated. Bob (not the builder) If the culprit in your driveway is a car leak, Bob, you might be able to only lighten it enough so that it is barely seen. Attack all stains as soon as possible because porous surfaces are subject to permanent staining if oil, grease and dirt are not removed quickly. Try these techniques in the following order, moving on to the next only if necessary: 1-Pour cola on the stained areas, and leave overnight. The next morning, add a generous amount of dishwashing liquid into a bucket of water until you have a good lather. Scrub the surface, then rinse with the soapy water before washing down with a hose.

2-Sprinkle baking soda or other absorbent powder (such as cornmeal or sawdust) on the stains. If the stain is dry, wet it first to make a scouring paste. Scrub with a stiff brush or push broom. 3-Sprinkle automatic dishwasher detergent on the stain. Leave it for several minutes, then pour boiling water on the area. Scrub with a stiff brush or broom, then rinse. 4-Sprinkle trisodium phosphate (TSP) on the stain. Again, if the stain is dry, wet it first. Let it stand for 30 minutes. Scrub using a stiff broom. [WARNING: TSP is a dangerous product; wear rubber or latex gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing. Also, never wash a TSP product down drains.] 5-For exceedingly tough spots, try muriatic acid and a pressure washer. Apply the acid following the manufacturer’s directions, and let it soak for several seconds. Follow with a pressure washer set at 2,500 to 3,000 lbs. per square inch (psi), or 176 to 211 kg per square cm. [Like TSP, muriatic acid is a dangerous product; if you must use it, wear rubber or latex gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing, and never wash such a product down drains.] After trying any of the suggestions above, sprinkle baking soda over the cleaned area to neutralize the solution you’ve used. If none of that works (or

if you want an easy way out), call Western Services in Pattaya (038 410-611). They do high-pressure cleaning of walkways and driveways.  Epoxy Quest Hello, Andy. For some reason I cannot find a source of epoxy paint in Thailand. I have used the product on my in-ground masonry pool in the Caribbean very successfully for years; need to reapply about every 4 years. Here, it appears, no one has heard of doing this. Can you name a manufacturer in Thailand, preferably one that has countrywide distribution since my pool is in Ubon? Ubon Nick Many companies in Thailand manufacture epoxy paint and related materials, Nick. The specific products you seek more likely are stocked by stores that sell building supplies and materials (rather than paint or hardware stores). If you have already checked those sources, try contacting some of the following manufacturers directly: Fosroc (662 711-2828); Thai Epoxy And Allied Products (662 253-5031); TOA-Chugoku (662 2602701); Thai Polyset (662 709-4300); Two Thousand Supply Co. (662 688-7135); Repax Construction Co. ( 662 463-8459), and Hitech Elite (662 437-8771).

--Handy Andy

“Pattaya / Jomtien – A Residence for Everyone” A wonderful benefit when considering purchasing a residence in the Pattaya / Jomtien area is the vast variety of types, locations and prices of living units available. The wide range of single family homes, townhouses, shop houses, condos, serviced apartments and regular apartments offer a multiplicity of choices. Anyone desiring to live in Thailand should have no problem finding a place they like in the Pattaya / Jomtien area. Many people prefer to own property by the ocean. They want live where they can see the ocean or at least walk to it. Others are more content living near a golf course or in a village some distance from the beach with a country atmosphere. Whatever

is your choice, it is all available. We all know where the beach is, so finding a residence along the ocean is easy. However, if you desire some open space and a country setting you may not know where to go. It’s easy. Drive along Sukhumvit Road and then turn east at any stoplight. These major roads will take you through the growing East Pattaya area and on out into the country. All along the way you will discover a large variety of real estate opportunities. There are many newly constructed single family free standing homes on the east side of Sukhumvit that are quite nice and in a very affordable price

range. One area is along Soi Kaotalo, a major road located at the next stoplight on Sukhumvit south of the Pattaya Tai Road

that are available to rent or purchase. If you wish to own a business it should do well there. There are also several

intersection. The area is rapidly developing and several new sub-divisions, or villages, are under construction. You will also find many new shop houses along Soi Kaotalo

villages of single storey and two storey single family homes as well as single story townhouses. Many can be rented or purchased. This gives you the valuable option

of renting first to see if you like the home and the area before you buy. Further out into the country are villages with views of the countryside and the mountains to the east. Many people would argue that the mountains provide a prettier view than the ocean. Homes in this area include a nice yard with grass and enough space for a shade tree or two. You can easily walk around these houses without having to squeeze sideways between the house and the perimeter wall. Wide streets allow for easy access to ample driveways with carports that have a generous sized roof which will easily protect any full sized car or pick-up truck.

Although there are many quality villages being built within Pattaya / Jomtien proper, a short drive out into the country east of Sukhumvit might surprise you with discovering a home you will be very comfortable in. Regardless of where you chose to live, whether it be full time or while on vacation, the Pattaya / Jomtien area is definitely worth serious consideration. Go for a leisurely drive and look around. There are many fine, reasonably priced new and existing homes of all sizes and designs available in the Pattaya / Jomtien area. If you are looking to purchase a residence, condo or shop house there is surely one out there with your name on it.


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Three Sisters Golf

by Paul Donahue

The Three Sisters group hit the first tee box while it was still dark in an effort to get a start before our brothers from Korea got on the course. At 6:30 A.M. this 20th of January a goodly number of Three Sisters regulars were anxious and ready. The course was in good shape and the cloudy overhead made the play comfortable. There was even a spit or two of rain but not enough to cover the clubs. This early tee-off will continue as long as our brother golfers from Korea are on hand. Back at Caddy Shack II the cards were collected and Sus Ige came through with a 43. Next was

Sus Ige on the left and Bill Thompson on the right Bill Thompson with a 37 and spicy hot dogs. One who was chased by Paul distaff consumer of a cheeseKraft who had a 36. As sausage dog took a bite that expected Herbie Ishinaga resulted in a 3 1/2 foot shot of provided the usual snacks juice to every ones surprise plus cheese-sausage flavored and amusement.”

Wednesday Quiz League

R1Q8 Q: In the BBC TV children’s series Andy Pandy, Andy, Teddy and Looby Loo all lived in a what? A: Basket (picnic basket). Rising Sun appealed for “Wicker Box”, and Nervous Wreck appealed for “Toy Basket”. From Wikipedia: Andy was later joined by Teddy (a teddy bear) and Looby Loo, a rag doll, who would appear when Andy and Teddy weren’t around. All three lived in the same picnic basket. However here is a picture of the basket (with Andy and Teddy in it): R3Q7 Q: Name the Irish swimmer who won 3 gold medals in the women’s events at the 1996 Olympic Games. A: Michelle Smith. Palmers appealed for De Bruin. From Wikipedia: Michelle Smith (born 16 December 1969 in Rathcoole, County Dublin, now more commonly referred to by her married name, Michelle de Bruin) is a retired Irish swimmer. Palmers are correct - 2 points. R5Q3 Q: Kuru is a fatal degenerative disease of the central nervous system, also commonly known by what name? A: Laughing Sickness or Laughing Death. Palmers appealed for “CJD/ BSE”. From Wikipedia: Kuru is believed to be caused by prions and is related to CreutzfeldtJakob disease. And: It is also known as the laughing sickness. But from the website of the University of Alabama: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease displays striking similarities to kuru in regards to symptoms displayed and organ damage (mostly to the brain). Comparisons and parallels are evident between these two prion diseases. This makes it clear that they are two separate diseases. Sorry, Palmers, very close, but no cigar! R7 Some teams appealed against the identification of the Aberdeen Angus cow and the Pit Bull Terrier in the picture round. I agree that the answers given seem unlikely, but no appeals are allowed in the picture round. Sorry! NB: There will be an end-of season meeting on Friday 29th January at 3:00pm at Palmers. Would all teams please ensure they are represented at this meeting. Thanks, Ian “Next week’s matches February 3rd: Cheers vs. Bunker, Londoner vs. Rising Sun, Nervous Wreck vs. Shagwell, Stag’s Head ‘A’ vs. Bowling Green, Stag’s Head ‘B’ vs. Queen Victoria, W. Tankie vs. Palmers.”

Golf From Tropical Bert’s by Derek Brook

Greenwood (A&B Nines) This is the Course that is generally the most distant from Pattaya if you disregard Bangpakong and Royal Lakeside. These days really they are all well within distance and a trip to Greenwood can be done in well under 50 minutes indeed the other two mentioned take little more than the hour, so all these Courses are a fine day out. On this day I sat in with Dick Warberg and he went via the road past Laem Chabang and Burapha, quite a good way there and reasonably traffic free, and we seemed to get there in no time, then I woke up. The Course on the day was quite busy, but we were away on time and as the first group we were round in about 4 hours, those behind in about 30 minutes more, pretty good. On the day all the tees were back and many white tees were indeed on the blue, this with a strong wind made for a tough day so we knew scores would not be great. However the Course was in great condition, with green fairways, tough rough and

Second, Third and Fourth looking for the ‘Shy’ Winner!! greens that were the best perhaps in honour of this I have played for months. star of ‘Screen and Radio’ Indeed so fast were the Bert’s Golfers Special was greens that multiple putts Fish, Chips and Peas and was were common place. The the best ‘Golfers Special’, general consensus was that probably, ever. Then it was the Course in this condition onto the winners. was as good any as we have The scores were low played for a long time. but the winner was Gabriel The trip back passed at Enright with 35 points ahead least as quick as the trip out of Brian Gabe with 33 points and the lights on Sukhumwit on countback over John saw me come back to life Marritt in third. In fourth was and soon we were back in our new ‘Vegetarian for the Bert’s. We were met with the Month’ Kevin Dunne with comment, ‘Shush, Bert is on 30 points. We then had a few the Radio’ and Bert was being ‘Cold Uns’. T.T.F.N. interviewed ref the Royal Near Pin Gabriel Enright Kamiichi, Richard British Legion of which he is (2) Kubicki Secretary. Bert was soon back Long Put Dick Warberg through the door, and Neil Shaw


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Golf from the Café Kronborg

by Peter Blackburn

Treasure Hill – Stableford At long last we had a cooler morning which was more like this time of year in Pattaya and 37 keen golfers assembled at Café Kronborg in readiness for the trip to the challenging Treasure Hill. Hearty welcomes were handed out to Arne Max & Lasse Boskon who are visiting from Denmark. After the 60 minute drive we arrived at the course and once more it appeared that we just about had the course to ourselves as our first group was able to tee off almost immediately at 0950. As mentioned earlier the weather was great and a nice stiff breeze helped to make conditions extremely comfortable for golf. The course was in good shape as

usual although some found the greens a bit too fast for their liking and indeed most of us struggled at times which is reflected in the scores as no-one was able to “shoot” to their handicap. Very few hold ups enabled us to complete our round in four hours & twenty five minutes which included a couple of lengthy drink stops. We had three flights once again – A Flight for 0 to 16, B Flight for 17 to 21 and C Flight for handicaps 22 & over. Nearest the pin rewards on all par 3’s and longest first putts on the last green on each nine. A Flight was won by Brian Gabe with Marcel Wittwer beating Walter Baechli on a count back for second & third places. Richard Kubicki finished fourth. Pekka Mustonen was the winner in B Flight with Peter Hammond

Mike Gosden Receives The Cafe Kronborg Monthly Mug From Bjarne

second and Kristen Helgason third. Fourth place went to Mike Winfield. The Admiral himself continued his good form by taking out C Flight and J C Lhoste pipped Wayne Koch on a count back for third & fourth places. Martyn Topham finished in fourth place. Results for Treasure Hill: A Flight 1st – Brian Gabe (16) – 35 points 2nd – Marcel Wittwer (16) – 34 points 3rd – Walter Baechli (16) – 34 points 4th – Richard Kubicki (13) – 32 points B Flight 1st – Pekka Mustonen (20) – 32 points 2nd – Peter Hammond (17) – 31 points 3rd – Kristen Helgason (18) – 30 points 4th – Mike Winfield (21) 29 points C Flight 1st – Dave Richardson (22) – 34 points 2nd – J C Lhoste (22) – 32 points 3rd – Wayne Koch (22) – 32 points 4th – Martyn Topham (28) – 31 points NTP’s 2nd – Mike Winfield 6th – Wayne Koch 13th – Marcel Wittwer 17th – Ronnie Ratte Longest First Putts 9th – Martyn Topham 18th – Elias Magnussen

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Phoenix, Ocean & Mountain – Café Kronborg Monthly Mug – Stroke It was “that time of the month” again when we are required to count all our shots in playing a stroke round in an attempt to claim the coveted Café Kronborg Monthly Mug. As ever the venue was Phoenix and thirty two of us headed off at out usual time of 0815 for the short drive to the course. The weather was once again perfect and not too hot although at times the gathering dark clouds looked a little ominous but the forecasted rain thankfully stayed away. We were once more invited to the first tee on Ocean nine 20 minutes earlier than scheduled and our first group teed off at 0940. The course was in great shape as is to be expected and all in our group managed to play steady golf, although one of us stood out with a very good round and ended up being victorious on the day. Even though the course was reasonably busy we completed our round in the excellent time of four hours and twenty five minutes which included a couple of lengthy drink breaks. Just the two flights this time with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 16 and B Flight for 17 and over. As usual nearest the pin rewards on all four par threes and longest first putts on the last hole of each nine. The January Café

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Brian Gabe, The Admiral & Pekka Mustonen Kronborg Monthly Mug was Bjarne of Café Kronborg for well won by a guy who has his continued support of this very recently arrived back in event. Pattaya but this time to take Results for Phoenix: up residence here. I am sure Café Kronborg January we will see some very good Monthly Mug – Mike Gosden golf in the future from this (9) – nett 68 fine competitor and former A Flight fellow member of Gosnells 1st – Richard Kubicki (13) Golf Club in Perth, Western – nett 71 Australia (my old golf club) 2nd – Finn Olsen (16) – so hearty congratulations nett 72 to Mike “Hunter” Gosden 3rd – Marcel Wittwer (16) for winning his first Café – nett 73 Kronborg Monthly Mug with 4th – Peter Blackburn (14) a nett 68. A Flight was won – nett 73 by Richard Kubicki (this B Flight is becoming monotonous) 1st – Jesper Rasmussen with Finn Olsen in second (18) – nett 70 place. There was a count 2nd – J C Lhoste (22) – back for third & fourth places nett 74 with Marcel Wittwer being 3rd – Mike Herridge (23) victorious over yours truly. – nett 74 Jesper Rasmussen won the B 4th – Dave Richardson Flight easily from J C Lhoste (22) – nett 75 who beat Mike Herridge on a NTP’s count back for second & third O5 – Takeshi Hakozaki places. The Admiral himself O7 – Maurice Herbergs finished in fourth place M4 & M8 – Jesper and also managed to win Rasmussen the prestigious “Compass” Longest First Putts award. O9 – Mike Gosden I would also like to thank M9 – Jan Lovgren


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Golf from The Bunker

by Mick

Emerald What started out as a lovely day for golf, weather wise, turned into a washout when the heaven’s opened about half way around the course and the game had to be abandoned. This proved to be a bonus for the Ban Chang pub owners as the Bunker Boy’s had to spend the afternoon frequenting their fine establishments all afternoon! (TIT!) Royal Lakeside The long drive to this lovely course is always worth it and Paul Smith certainly didn’t suffer from it as he won with a fantastic six under par nett 64 to take the A Flight. Dave Dolle had a good sub

par round to take the runner up spot and, with the cut set at handicap 17 Lee Butler

Tom Jones’ favourite courses and it showed in his game today, Tom won the B Flight

Tom Jones (left) celebrating with ‘Skinny’

came third a couple of shots further back. Results: A Flight: 1st Paul Smith (hcp 4) nett 64 2nd Dave Dolle (hcp 12) nett 69 3rd Lee Butler (hcp 17) nett 70 B Flight: 1st Tom Jones (hcp 24) nett 70 2nd Mike Corner (hcp 20) nett 71 3rd Jack Robertson (hcp 24) nett 73 Near Pin Winners – Lee Butler, Gordon Melia and Dave Dolle won the other two.

found himself in the A Flight and managed to take the third place. This course is one of

with a two under par round, Mike Corner was a shot behind and Jack Robertson

Rayong CC The condition of the course at Rayong Country Club is

by Mike Gerrard

no messing! Simon could not believe his eyes, 4 all and still everyone in high spirits, food break then back for the beer leg, bish, bosh, bang Danny Boy did it again, checking the beer-leg. The Lucky Time boys were all over the place, what a win, FANTASTIC. Mark, Kenny and Chris with their heads hung low were GUTTED, there 1st loss this season. Never mind Simon, it’s your birthday next Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 please don’t do an Aussie Ron!! Pj Bar 7 v Sailor 2 Captain Dave arrived with his sailor boys missing one crew member and struggled as a result Scottish Dave starred for the visitors with some big scoring but PJ bar rolled out winners 7-2 with Norman hitting a 156 and with an 86 checkout and Andy clocking out 65 via the bull. Moonies 5 v Cinnamon 4 Their was a bad moon rising

in Soi Nernplubwern (don’t sing it) As all the 19’s, 7’s and 3’s Lloydie were on fire. Due to a late arrival from the seeds from the Cinnamon Lounge (soi khow talo) it was Darren that was the thirstiest by taking the beer-leg! Moonies new sign (which Darren couldn’t find) Must have been Micheals lucky charm as Moonies have’nt won for a while...Darts! 19th Hole 5 v Pioneer Bar 4 Non-playing “Long Fred Silver” was sidelined due to the “wrong type of grit” and Ka-tony let the side down by losing to one of the International Pioneer Squad Anna, This is Anna’s 1st win this season and fully deserved. Their was a party at the Pioneer Bar afterwards celebrating Anna’s first win, Fred “lack of Power” Dixon of dock Green, made a comment last night and was led to say that Ka-Tony is dropped next week!! Load Out Bar 3 v Chester’s Bar 6 A confusion on Ian/Smoggie’s part led to a slight delay as Smoggies mind was elsewhere. Ian’s 1st reserve and lovely wife Dimm, was partnered alongside “all I want for xmas is my two front teeth” Joh and thrashed Alan and Ron 2 games straight giving the loaders a false sense of security, the Ian and Stuart let the side down!! Then it was Dimm back on the oche and took the 1st leg of welsh Ian, sending shivers up his spine and he made it 1 leg each 3rd and final leg Dimm crumbled and the welsh wizard casted a spell on Dimm and checked the 3rd legon I persume double 8? Join our NEW Darts Forum and leave a comment, just go to www.pattayadarts. com and sign up!...Darts.

improving little by little and is still great value for money. In two flights with the cut set at handicap 15 Alan Harris had the best round of the day to win the A Flight a shot ahead of William who, in turn, was a point ahead of Paul Smith who beat JJ on a count back to take third place. It was close in the B Flight too where Geoff Hart won by a point ahead of Skinny who again was one point ahead of John Hughes who beat Mike Corner on a count back! Results:

A Flight: 1st Alan Harris (hcp 9) 36 points 2nd William Macey (hcp 15) 35 points 3rd Paul Smith (hcp 4) 34 points B Flight: 1st Geoff Hart (hcp 18) 35 points 2nd ‘Skinny’ Newton (hcp 28) 34 points 3rd John Hughes (hcp 16) 33 points Near Pin Winners – Gerry Cooney, Lee Butler, Paul Smith and Ken Young

on the ocean. A good catch of the smaller varieties was recorded including some nice ROCK FISH, and a couple of very nice GROUPER. In addition to this we had many SNAPPER and PLA DANG. All very tasty fish to cook back home. The next trip is scheduled for the 6th February 2010 with 3 names listed so far. These are: KEITH KEOHANE BILL CLEAL DAVID CHILTON I would like the existing named persons to confirm with me as soon as possible. If there are any other would be passengers, please call me on 087 091 7565 or 086 832 7874 to book your place. I need at least 3 more (total 6 Max 7) to make the trip worthwhile. If I do not have the required amount by the 1st February I will cancel the trip. After that you can see on the website that I have reduced the trips to 1 every month. This being on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Again I need at least 6 persons to break even. Obviously private charter on any date can be arranged. Again see the website for more info on costs etc. Due to all of the comments above I have had to make a new policy for all future trips. Any new bookings must be paid for (in full) at the time of request. This can be done either personally to myself (receipt issued) or at the PSC clubhouse office to the girls behind the counter. Booking forms are available at the office or you can download from the website. Please note that if the trip is cancelled for lack of support or bad weather only, a full refund will be given. Existing regular travellers need not do this, but should note that if they do not turn up for ANY reason without sufficient notice (7 days) they will asked to compensate the loss incurred due to their actions. All for now matey’s. Keep your rod up.

Darkside Dart Results Psc Sea Fishing Saturday

180’s Mark LTB, Kenny CB x 3, Aus Ron x 2 Chester’s, Chris CB, Lars SB, Tony 19th, Mark CB, Kooky Mo, Smoggie L.O.B, Ronnie Chester’s, Pai CB, Joh LOB, Dave Pioneer, Big Ian LTB Lucky Time Bar 5 v Chill Bar 4 A qoute from Smoggie “the Load Out Bar will be the 1st team to beat the Chill Bar” Sorry to disappoint you Smoggie, the only team to beat the “Chill Bar mini chopper squad all-stars” so far, were the one and only Lucky Time Bar! With our newly appointed player Big Ian on side it turned out to be a fun night, Danny and Lance kicked it off by winning the 1st doubles as Lance chkd 72 in the first leg and “Oh Danny Boy” chkd the third leg on 58, a strange way to check out as it was 2 darts, 1st double 4 and the 2nd dart in the BULL, straight in and

Ahoy ye sea dogs.(ladies excepted) Fishing of late has not been the best due to lack of support over the Christmas and new year period. Both the 19th December 2009 and the 2nd January 2010 had to be cancelled at short notice due to lack of passengers. This resulted in losses incurred by way of a cancellation fee to the owners of the boat. The 16th January 2010 would have covered this loss with 7 paying customers booked for the trip. Sadly the night before 2 dropped out and 1 did not turn up on the morning. This left me with only 4 paying customers resulting in a loss of over 3,00 baht for the day. Very disappointing. Never mind a wonderful day was had by the remaining passengers with the benefit of extra room for all. The seas were reasonably calm with a fresh breeze, which made it very comfortable out


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u m o u r e d crackdown a real crack-up: Among the ways I stay abreast of what’s happening in our beloved Land of Smile in terms of websites is receiving the daily ThaiVisa.com news update. Imagine my surprise when the ticker-tape lead for a story on ThaiVisa read ‘Police Crackdown on Foreign Operated Sex Bars’. This story apparently had it on good authority ‘a very serious crackdown will begin… to catch foreign business people who are financial backers of gay bars, beer bars and a go-go’s where there is sex for sale in Pattaya.’ I think somebody spiked the reporter’s lemonade. These sorts of stories pop up from time to time when it’s a slow news week. It ranks alongside the ‘101 Businesses on Walking Street to be torn down’ as among the biggest of the non-stories centring on nightlife in Fun Town. With regard to the latter, I was told in early 1995 the seaside of Walking Street would be gone ‘soon’. In late 2000 a now-deceased restaurateur told me he had it on ‘good authority’ they would be gone inside ‘six months’. A decade later and the businesses are still going strong. So, to the ‘bar crackdown’. What made me laugh was the almost incredulous nature of the report as it referred to bar fines, suggesting that when a person pays a bar fine to allow an employee to leave their place of employment, ‘It is suspected that many of these rendezvous are sexually related…’ I suppose if you had just arrived from the Planet Brain Dead you might find this a revelation. The report then claimed the coppers would find out who pays the bills and makes the profits and if they are a foreigner they

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will have their visa revoked and be deported. If it happens to be a Thai they will be arrested ‘if sex is for sale.’ Yes, and the world is flat and little green men are building condominiums on Mars. The underlying suggestion of the report is that the bar scene in Pattaya will be emasculated beyond all recognition. This, just at the point where the bar scene is at an all-time high in terms of numbers of establishments. If it were remotely true, the end result would be the end of go-go’s, beer bars, soapy massage joints and anything remotely connected with sexual activities in which money changes hands. And it is money which keeps the bar scene alive and kicking. The simple economics of destroying it means it is not going to happen any time soon. Far too many people make their living either directly (the owners, managers, employees and their families) or indirectly (the street vendors, convenience stores, hotels and so on) from the nightlife scene. As I was in the process of preparing this item I was informed by a usually reliable senior media source in Pattaya that the story is indeed nothing more than a beat-up and no such sweeping crackdown is going to take place. Two sides of the high season coin (first, the good): Yes, it was the first of the ever-popular in-house dance contests (featuring a crew of generally pneumatic Bangkok dancers) for 2010, but the Diamond go-go was as busy as I have ever seen it prior to the start of a similar clash/fixture. This time held on a Thursday night, the den remained pretty much standing room only for most of the contest. As with these contests the start was a little

tardy in terms of advertised kick-off, but once into action there wasn’t much left to the imagination. While regulars to Diamond would recognise a lot of faces -and other quite attractive body parts- of the dancing damsels, there is always a turnover of new faces. Owner Khun Tee told me this high season has indeed been a bonanza. I would imagine such is the case with respect to most of the leading dens in Fun Town. Two sides of the high season coin (second, the bad): As far as the management of the Paradise go-go on Soi Buakhow appear to be concerned the high season obviously wasn’t high enough as the place closed its doors a few weeks ago. The surprise as far as I’m concerned is that it managed to survive as long as it did. I think one of its drawbacks was the location: it was a bar you made a point of visiting rather than just stumbling into as you wandered idly by. Therefore, it needed a reason to draw a crowd, something it failed to deliver. Down on Walking Street the long-established Champion go-go continues to pump out good music and, I’m happy to report, the dreadful odour for which the place became somewhat infamous has been corrected. The place looks clean and the happy hour prices between 8:00 and 9:00pm (it used to be one of the first to open on the strip, kicking off at 7:00pm then putting it back to 7:30pm) with draught amber in a large glass at 45 baht is enough girls to keep a punter interested at the start. The dancing maidens number about 20 or so in the early stages with some exposing more flesh than their chrome pole hugging sisters, but none standing out from the crowd. What was a little surprising was the relatively small number of patrons in the bar. In days gone past Champion would normally have been quite busy in the early stages of an evening. Crossing Walking Street into the Lollipop go-go, this too was fairly quiet for a high season night, although I suspect this has more to do with the overall ambience of the joint. Draught amber fluid in a big glass at 45 baht is the preferred discounted libation. The music was passable and there were about 20 or so dancing damsels dressed in a variety of ways from coyote-style

to g-strings to birthday suits. The synchronised swimming being shown on one of the televisions in the bar was almost more interesting than anything happening on stage. Further afield, according to an email I received from a regular reader, the First gogo bar in Soi 8 and Hotties (Second Road, at the rear of the beer boozers almost opposite Mike Shopping Mall) were both suffering a distinct lack of imbibers. I think both are badly placed in terms of attracting foot traffic. Try as I might I can’t think of a single go-go that has been successful when it is situated almost out of sight of the passing parade and potential punters have to negotiate the exhortations of surrounding beer bar damsels. Successful places like Happy, Dollhouse, and New Living Dolls 1 for example are all down small lanes, but clearly visible from the main drag. Unless a den has something truly unique to draw crowds, then it becomes a case of employing the real estate maxim: location, location, location. Smarter than they look: Congratulations to the Cheers no hostesses means no communicable diseases boozer (Soi Pattayaland 2) on winning the latest Monday night Quiz League. The team is always a tough one to knock over and in a recent game they almost had a perfect total, scoring 98 out of a possible 100. There are 10 teams at present in the Monday league and new players are always welcome. Try this quick question: ‘Where was Adam when the lights went out?” If you answered, “In the dark,” then take your pick of teams such as the above-mentioned Cheers, or Bowling Green (Soi X-Zyte), Haven, The (Soi LK Metro), Legends (inside the Niran condo complex on Soi Arunothai), Londoner (Soi Post Office), Nervous Wreck (Soi Yamato), Offshore (Soi X-Zyte), Palmers (Pattayaland Soi 2), Rising Sun or Wankie Tankie (both in Soi Yamato). Games start at 8:30pm and last about two hours on average. A Patpong Leftover? Can anyone explain to me why drinks in the upstairs den of the What’s Up go-go (Soi 15) are 10 baht more expensive than those downstairs, which are already high to begin with? Is it an added cleaning the stair fee? To pay for

accident insurance? Or is it simply because it is upstairs and it’s a tradition, begun in the heady days of Patpong, to gouge any customer silly enough to walk up a flight of stairs.

Piece of Pith: ‘Living here is like playing chess with God - You don’t stand a chance of winning, but isn’t the view spectacular.’ (Djlest, a keyboard botherer from ThaiVisa.com)


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Pattaya Today’s

Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across 1 Ain’t twisting, yet five couples must have a knees-up here (2,10) 8 Takes in food but is keeping gents shivering(7) 9 One MP is attracted by German song, as suggested (7) 11 Plain vehicle: one taking everything back (7) 12 They play together but stone mobs (7) 13 Sister’s child needs some condemnation, ie censure (5) 14 As a result of prosecuting, the lieutenant is held to be offensive (9) 16 I cannot sleep much in masonic clothes (9) 19 Large gun found in search (5) 21 The family will want warm claret, perhaps (7) 23 No very good person needs spirit as a cure-all (7) 24 Boy always takes a short road (7) 25 Girl, sick one in a winter month (7) 26 Frivolous person’s performance touches her understanding (12)

Down 1 Actress inexperienced in general use, losing heart (7) 2 Forgive sailor catching fish — about five (7) 3 Inaction’s outrageous for a conductor (9) 4 They are hard and make trouble in two directions (5) 5 One revolutionary paper gets left in this dress (7) 6 Half China’s opposed to Italian wine (7) 7 Long sleeper had to rent carrier with shellfish (3,3,6) 10 Conflict? What makes it seem danger? (12) 15 Another patient man is moonlighting (9) 17 Sunday in church has religious education, which is not affected (7) 18 Doctor goes this way and that with Anthea not half sarcastic (7) 19 Australian bird got up and everyone turned over (7) 20 Exotic ring held in place by crooked finger (7) 22 Duck makes eg odd stew (5)

Hope you enjoy the Crossword

Sudoku Puzzle

Find the word which, when placed after the first word & before the second To solve the puzzle, each row, column and word, will form two more words. box must contain each of the numbers 1 to Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 9. Solution on page 42. 6

8

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YOU WOULD imagine that with such a name this puzzle originated in Japan, but it has been around for many years in the UK. However, the Japanese found an example under the title ‘Number Place’ in an American magazine and translated it as something quite different: su meaning number; doku which translates as single or bachelor. It immediately caught an in Japan, where number puzzles are much more prevalent than word puzzles. Crosswords don’t work well in the Japanese language:

Clubs the order of the day It’s usually harder to bid with a modest hand than with a good one. In today’s deal your partner opens one club and you have to find a reply with ♠ J 6, ♥ A 8 4, ♦ K 8 2,

1 4

9 The sudoku puzzle reached craze status in Japan in 2004 and the craze spread to the UK through the puzzle pages of national newspapers. The Daily Tetegraph uses the name Sudoku, but you may see it called su doku elsewhere. However, there is no doubt that the word has been adopted into modern parlance, much like’ erossword’. Sudoku is not a mathematical or arithmetical puzzle. It works just as well if the numbers are substituted with letters or some other symbols, but numbers work best.

♣ 7 6 5 4 3. In most systems your natural bid is two clubs, showing undeer 10 points and five cards in clubs. After all, your partner might be using the “artificial” one clubs, denying a five card major amongst other things. However, your partner does not halt but now bids

1. Land Shod 2. Time Holder 3. Wind down 4. Ten Cushion 5. Punch Pipes 6. Poppy Tail 7. Bitter Bread 8. Tail Fall 9. Off Time 10.Out Neck

Solution Issue 09

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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters

1. U MOST RR 2. PR FOR ME 3. UGE REEF 4. OF A SHIN 5. CUTE MOO 6. EAU FRET 7. TEAR SUE 8. ARA CHIC 9. REX PIED 10.C OUR POT two diamonds. So what’s your next bid, if any? Clearly your partner is trying for game and must have points in the high teens. You have a sound raise, so now bid two hearts to show your stopper there. Partner won’t think you have a viable heart suit since you did not bid the suit in you first reply. It you had held four cards in hearts, you would have been duty bound to

Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... show them as soon as possible. If partner now tries two no trumps, you can raise to three no trump. The combined hands must have around 20 points. But if your partner says three clubs, best to pass. You don’t have a stopper in spades and maybe he doesn’t either. In this deal, you have to be guided by your partner’s sequence of bids. Your job is just to tell the truth.

ANSWERS 1. Mole 2. Slaughter 3. Sleep 4. Sham 5. Bar 6. Row 7. Lamp 8. Mad 9. Rose 10.Sale

Side Proud Over Face Leader Smith Haste Able Get Mate

Hill House Walk Rock Ring Lock Post Cap Bud Room

ANSWERS 1. CON BEES 2. ON A CUTI 3. TIN SLAY 4. REAR MIN 5. NAG LICE 6. FRALE WE 7. CAN I TAP 8. SS BLEED 9. SAUL SAT 10.MASS CAR

OBSCENE AUCTION SAINTLY MARINER ANGELIC WELFARE CAPTAIN BLESSED ASSAULT SARCASM


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Prices to Please – Dishes to Delight

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Jomtien Complex is a serendipity of independent eateries offering a profusion of dining options and on this occasion we were visiting an old favourite of ours, L’Olivier. The name means olive tree and is the symbol of the Provence region of France where the fruity olive oil characterises the flavour of this Mediterranean cuisine. The large terrace is always lively, chock-full of happy diners enjoying the night air while the interior has a pleasant Mediterranean

ambiance, bright and cheery with colourful French-style art work and comfortable seating. L’Olivier’s B.290 4-course European menu is, in our opinion, outstanding value for money. It commences with soup of the day, segues into an extensive, sumptuous cold buffet, follows with a choice of three main dishes and climaxes with a selection of nine luscious desserts I chose this option while Mick decided to order a la carte and take advantage of the B.130 supplement for the addition of soup, buffet and dessert.

We were drinking the very acceptable house red wine at B.235 for a large carafe or B.95 by the glass. The wine list is very respectable offering a good selection from B.895. We also spotted some interesting rose wines which we will certainly try on our next visit. Some reasonably priced sparkling wines (B.795) would add a celebratory fizz to the proceedings as, of course, would the notable Moet & Chandon Champagne at B.4995. Cream of chicken soup was featured on the day of our visit but the buffet table beckoned and we both focused our taste buds in that direction. This is seriously top notch hors d’euvres offering vibrant assemblies of crudités, mozzarella and tomato, home-made pork, chicken and vegetable pates, pastrami, salamis, hams, pickles, quiche and much more. My particular favourites were the salads of grated carrots, green beans and cauliflower vinaigrette. While I was enjoying the house pates, particularly the creamy chicken liver,

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Mick was tucking into the salamis, hams and tuna stuffed tomatoes. The handmade garlic mayonnaise was a delicious example of this art and always a most reliable gastrono-meter for any kitchen. Discipline was needed to resist the temptation to overdo our selections. I heard many similar sentiments from fellow diners remarking to each other that “we mustn’t be greedy now!” The main courses offered were boeuf Bourguignon served with steamed potatoes, fish fillet with mustard cream and leek served with rice and vegetables and the house speciality of marmite du pecheur (fish fillet, shrimps, crabs, squid, mussels, carrots and turnips in saffron spiced

delicious; coral succulent crab meat packed into mammoth legs with the sweetest most profound flavour. For our main course, I opted for the fish soup while Mick ordered the cote d’agneau aux herbes de Provence (lamb chops with herbs). I loved the soup; a rich velvety emulsion was home to a profusion of succulent fruits from the sea swimming in a creamy potage. Across the table all was well; three chunky pork chops with crisp, crunchy sautéed potatoes had been served plus the added addition of every Englishman’s favourite accompaniment to lamb, mint sauce! Fillet de boeuf maitre d’hotel (B.265) is a house speciality and one that is

soup). If you love crab, look out for a new item on the menu: Alaskan king crab legs (B.190/100g). They are served with steamed potatoes and melted butter and the one we tried was so uber-

a firm favourite here, as is the fillet with Roquefort cheese sauce. Fishy dishes are plentiful and the mixed seafood with curry sauce in a vol-a-vent wrapper is another firm favourite.

French desserts would not be complete without tarte au pommes or citron (apple or lemon tart), ile flotante (meringue in vanilla ice cream sauce) and the much loved, crème caramel. Mick and I shared this rich, smooth creation which brought our dining out to the sweetest of conclusions. L’Olivier is a very pleasing restaurant offering a stylish cuisine and value-formoney dining in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. Quite honestly, where else in the world could such a quality feast be enjoyed for approximately 6.30 Euros! Bravo to all concerned, the formula is spot on, the staff efficient and friendly and the food absolutely delicious! Open daily from 6.00 pm till late. Tel: (038) 251669. Credit cards accepted.

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My husband and I seem to have eaten so much meat over the holidays we have made a New Year’s Resolution to only eat vegetables from now on, (well for a while anyway!) Have you a tasty recipe that will get us started? Regards, June Dear June Yes, we were only reading this recipe the other day and it sounds delicious. So give it a go and then do a bit more research on the web – there are hundreds of delicious veggie recipes out there. The Best Vegetarian Chili Yields 8 servings Ingredients: • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1/2 medium onion, chopped • 2 bay leaves • 1 teaspoon ground cumin • 2 tablespoons dried oregano • 1 tablespoon salt • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 2 green bell peppers, chopped • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional) • 3 cloves garlic, chopped • 3 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed • 1/4 cup chili powder • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn Directions Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the celery, green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, and garlic. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes. Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chili with chili powder and pepper. Stir in the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the corn, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving. Amount Per Serving Calories: 390 | Total Fat: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 0mg If you would like to request a recipe, please email : thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com


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dining out

Le Saigon Bayview Restaurant

Take Your Love to the Heights on Valentine’s Day

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Mick and I have visited Le Saigon Bayview many times since its opening in 2004. Whether we were there to sample the regional Vietnamese specialities, the excellent Thai food or the top notch European cuisine it has always been a delightful evening. This penthouse restaurant is spectacularly located on the 23rd floor of Pattaya Hill Resort. The panoramic views from this eerie are marvelous, encompassing the nightscape of both Pattaya and Jomtien bays resulting in a jawdroppingly spectacular vista. It is owned and managed by Khang Do and his delightful wife Amy and is the flag ship for their bevy of eateries in the district. The interior design is an elegant blend of Vietnamese and French colonial providing a sophisticated ambiance whilst the wrap-around terrace affords a more casual setting for wining and dining under the stars but wherever you choose to sit the star studded panaroma is dazzling and the ambiance romantic. Which brings us neatly to the most romantic night of the year, St. Valentine’s on Feburary 14th. Le Saigon are celebrating this night of love with a sweetheart of a menu in the form of their 5-course exclusive gourmet dinner (B.995 net). Love will be in the air, red roses

will be presented to all and a welcome lover’s cocktail will set the mood. Carefully executed appetisers include smoked duck breast with melon, prociutto di Parma with melon, smoked salmon or their house signature prawn cocktail. This is followed by either salad or crème of asparagus soup with a lemon sherbet refresher before a choice of prime tenderloin wrapped with bacon and served with

introduction would be to plump for the assorted starter platter. This will provide a taste of crab balls, fried shrimp and pork rolls together with the crispiest spring rolls served with rice and vermicelli. Salt and pepper soft shelled crabs, frogs legs ‘Saigonaise’, and the famous rice noodle chicken soup called pho gai would also provide a delicious and appetizing hors d’oeuve. The house

champignon sauce, grilled rainbow trout meuniere, imported lamb cutlets or grilled tiger prawns. A choice from four delectable desserts (including blueberry cheese cake and a luscious chocolate confection) conclude this distinctive menu. Should you choose to eat from the Vietnamese menu probably the best

special cha cha Hanoi (white fish steaks baked with perfumed herbs and onions) or the beef fillet flash fried and served in a lemon sauce would both be excellent options for your foray into this interesting south-east Asian cuisine. Mick and I have enjoyed many a evening here with friends sharing the Vietnamese and Thai dishes but on the occasion of our last visit opted to order from the European menu. Amongst the starters, New Zealand mussels in café de Paris sauce (B. 195) are popular as are the garlicky snails, the smoked duck breast and the special shrimp cocktail in their house sauce (B.195). I was

tempted by the mozzarella and tomato salad but in the end we both couldn’t resist ordering the baked scallops Saigonaise. These juicy, plump fruits of the sea were delicious and a definite “must-try” for all scallop lovers. To follow we succumbed to temptation of that most decadent dish, lobster thermidor. It had been given a 5-star rave rating from a friend so was high on our list of recommendations. Allow a 30 minute interval for this dish, but then you will be rewarded with a delectable creamy fusion packed with luscious sweet lobster meat and velvety mushrooms. To sum up, Le Saigon Bayview is a stylish restaurant presenting lavish cuisines in a dramatic sky high venue. The wines are carefully selected labels from the old and new worlds and the cocktails creative and generous. Whether you are visiting for an aperitif at sunset, a nightcap gazing at the stars, a romantic evening with your love on St. Valentines night or an evening with friends throughout the remainder of the year, make a memory and visit Le Saigon sometime soon. Open daily from 5.00 pm till late. Situated in the Pattaya Hill Resort, Soi 2, Pratamnak Road (big blue sign on corner), Pattaya. Tel: (038) 250 329. Call for free pick-up. Ample undercover parking. Credit cards accepted.

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Quick & Easy. We buy/sell used goods. We pay instant CASH. TVs, HiFis, Watches, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Cameras, Musical Instruments, Phones, CD Players, Electrical Appliances & more. Home/office clearances. Large item pickup. All goods must be in working condition. Bring your I.D. Visit our 300m2 store 2nd Floor Pattaya Klang. Tel 038 488 240 Fax 038 488 249

(ptmas-e0609)Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand.net, info@ ecobrand.net for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! (ptmas-c0609)DVD Boxed Sets, New Titles every week. British Comedy, Detectives, Movies & Documentaries - Delivered today! Free Catalogue, www.go2delboy.com “Free Classifieds Section” Tel 086 111 9181. (ptmas-c0609) Hypnosis & Psychology. Stop Smoking, Lose Weight Tel. 086 111 9181 (ptfas-c0008)Rolex Gents Date Watch. Gold face, gold bezel, jubilee gold and stainless steel strap. Beautiful original condition with box. Only 65,000 baht. Call Alan 087 139 1570. (ptfas-g2408)Antique Hand Carved Thai Teak Bench; made decades ago in a small Province in the far North. This distinctive piece will astound all who view it. Unfortunately, it is too bulky to work in my small bedroom and I have decided to part with it. 150L X 60D. The first to see it will grab it. 9,500 Baht. Email: sanmyn@aol.com or call Gary at 089 803 0388. (ptfa-l0809)Probably The Biggest Most Powerful Pair of Binoculars you have ever seen, Together with Heavy Duty Extendable Tri-pod. Both indistinguishable from new. Total cost over 15,000 baht. Sell 8,000 bath Call: 038 421 502. (pta-d1009) 2 x pioneer CDJ1000 MK2 TurnTables,1 x pioneer DJM-600 PRO Mixer,2 x JBL MPro Loud Speakers,1 x Royal Pro Power Amp 1200,1 x Hard pioneer Flight case. Plus All cables and Leads. All this only 3 years old Perfect Condition and home use only. Selling as Im moving to Indonesia. For the lot 110,000 baht ono new price 210,000 PH: 087 013 5770.

(ptfas-j1109)On the move and giving up eBay. Sell my whole stock worth more than 20,000 Baht for 10,000 Baht. A great deal for all eBayers or even shops. Content: Silk Kimonos, Silk dresses, Fishermen and Wrapping pants, Skirts, Scarves, Shirts and T-Shirts, Belts etc.. More than 150 items ! Products are located in Nongprue (East Pattaya). Contact: xpat9000@ gmail.com or phone 081 863 9700 (English/German). Business Tool; NOKIA E90 Communicator, Brand New in the Box with Acessories, New Price in Th. 30.000 Baht, Sell for 18.000.- Call; 081 822 9968. Dupont King Size Water / Gel Bed, Used only 1 Month, Comes with all accessories, Covers, Underlay, New Price 75,000 Bath Quick Sale 32,000 Baht incl. Delivery, Installation. Interested pls call 081 822 9968. Notebook, ACER TravelMate C215TMi/core 2 duo, 2.0 GHz, High speed, Comes with all accessories, 2 Batteries, Charger, Bag, all in the original Box, New Price; 82.000 Baht, Quick Sale 30.000 Baht; Call 081 822 9968. Sonny VAIO Notebook PCGZ1XJP, Upgraded Blackberry RAM, Docking Station, 2 Charger, 2 New Batteries, Documentation, Bag, 16000.Baht. Pls call 081 822 9968. Sailing dinghy for sale. Laser 13, complete with the following; sails, top cover, launch trolley/ combi road trailer, life jackets, oars & more. All in very good condition. Only 110,000 Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Almost new golf set for beginner (lefty) Skymax Nr: 3,5,7,9, S,P, and putter. 5000 baht 087 100 5726. New Rawlings baseball glove (13 inch)for a lefty. 1,400 baht. 087 100 5726. Fishing spear gun made in USA, wet suit (short sleeves), fins, mask, snorkel, belt for weights, all used 2 weeks only, worth 15, 000 baht, sell for 7,000 baht. Tel. 087 813 8110.

Business Opportunities

(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/ profit chairing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-bb1109) Soi 8 Beach Road Restaurant & Bar Good for Farang Food, 5 Story Building Fully Furnish. Rent 35,000P/M key Money 1.25 Million/ 3 YRS. Call BB 081 147 6767. (ptmbo-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379.

Classified (ptmbo-k0809)Beach Road Soi 8 Sexy Bar for Rent. Key money 80,000/year. Rent 18,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387. (ptmbo-j0509)Go Go Bar on Walking Street, low rent 30,000 baht/month, long lease. For sale 3.5 million baht. Call 084 109 3159. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. (ptbo-c0409)Bar for Sale. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai) (ptbo-g1309) Restaurant for Sale… plus free Separate Office beside Naklua soi 18 Wongamat, 3-6-9 Years lease, Low rent Pcm 7,000 baht. This restaurant is located in the prestigious location of Wongamat Beach, Near Centara Hotel, Northpoint, Sky beach condo, Long beach Hotel. FFEE OFFICE GIVEN, WHEN YOU BUY THIS RESTAURANT ALL EQUIPMENT & FURNITURE INC. Price 2,100,000 baht Call: 085 110 1161. (ptbo-b0509)For self-employees and potential investors, Video game and retail store at good location for Sale. For more information Call 089 600 9545. (ptbo-n0809) Beauty Salon for sale. Prestigious Location City Walk (Next Royal Garden Plaza) 7 work stations, 2 massage tables, Good clientele base, NO KEY MONEY. 30,000 baht month rent. Only 1.8 million baht Call: 080 095 9002. (ptbo-m1009) For Sale Long Established Sport Bar Contact mprc01@gmail.com Office for rent. Off Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 12. Ok for 5 desk spaces. 4,000 baht/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. (ptbo-v1509)Business for sale 2.7 million baht, Yin Yang BarGuesthouse 64/89 soi Buakhao, Cheap rent, Great location, Ready for takeover. Turn able into restaurant or else. 1 Unit Building, 4 floors, 5 bedrooms, Terraces, all fully furnished, excellent condition call 086 832 5939. Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : jordygwaping@ yahoo.com A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@jomtien-property.com. Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.

Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: orchid@amari.com WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located in central Pattaya, there are 16 rooms a well stocked bar with pool table and included in the price are 20 motorbikes. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – Located just off soi buakhao, this busy bar has 4 rooms for rent as well as a staff room .The owner is relocating so this business is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – This guest house located in central Pattaya has 12 rooms , a fully fitted commercial kitchen , and fully stocked bar with pool table.. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known walking street bar, this business is a turn key operation and is ready to make big money. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info (ptmbo-v1109)Bar Guesthouse 2.9 Million bht Yin Yang Bar 64/89 Soi Buakhao Tel 086 832 5939. BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com BS1039: This Bar & Restaurant has just come on the market. Fully functional kitchen inclusive of all bar and furniture. This business is located in Jomtien and close by is Pattaya park!! Plenty of Russian movement!! Must sell quickly at the price of 800 thousand! o.n.o Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com (ptbo- p0209) Thai Restaurant for Sale. Urgent Sale, All Equipment included, Soi Make in Thailand Opposite Central Beach. 420,000 bht. Call 084 928 7489 or 087 050 9197. (ptbo-pa1009) Beauty, Barber & Thai massage salon for sale. High standard on 100 m2. 5 work stations for hair,4 massage tables and room for personnel. Rent bath 10 000 a month. The salon located opposite SP Village 5. No key money and asking for minimum only bath 300 000. For visit contact PA on 081 3925524 (Thai /English) scanarkth@yahoo.co.uk (ptbo-f0309)Extraordinary Possibility!!! Because of Moving Home Playing Machine for Sale with Company. Tel.: 080 571 4910.

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Fax: (038) 374535 (ptbo-u1609)Brand new guesthouse for sale on Jomtien “ SIAM WAVE” 3 storey ,550 sqm., 14 rooms, internet, cable TV, Fully furnished, bike park, swimming pool (8x4m) , Land 844 sqm. 16,500,000 baht please call 084 867 4635 ,087 915 3681 email unley@yandex.ru (ptbo-ml0409) International Bar Restaurant. Northeast Thailand For Sale! Large Restaurant, Bar Area, Pool Table, Internet, Large Screens TV’s. European Kitchen, 2 Motorbikes for Rent, Specializing Imported Food and Drink, Accomadation Above. Good Profitable Business, Law Rent, No key money, Rent paid till July 2010. 1.7 Million O.N.O Tel.: 087 868 1621. 45-Rooms + 1 BigHouse Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/month selling for 15 million Call: 081 244 6970. Restaurant –An opportunity to purchase Pattaya only original 50’s diner, complete with one of the largest collections of 1950’s memorabilia. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Laundry – This busy laundry located in central Pattaya has been fitted out to the highest of standards and is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year LeasAbsolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2018 Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. We have a stunning boutique Hotel for sale (freehold) for 19.9 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP. Only the real estate is already worth more than this!!!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. Hotel for sale (freehold) for 39 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP, 34 rooms!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 rai with condo permit 15 million 081 576 0035 craigrhodes@csloxinfo.com

Education & Training

(ptmet-s2408)Thai, English and German Lessons! Bored from learning Languages conventional style? Want fast success for daily conversation? With us you can learn it for your needs, comfortable in your own home. For a free trial lesson please call 089 602 2272 or Email to timeforlearning@ gmail.com

(pta-tk0008)Do you Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. We speak Thai, English, German & Duetsch. (ptmet-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (pta-te0008)TEFL Intercontinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640. Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya. We offer a variety of effective language courses and professional corporate training, including English, Japanese, German, Russian, French and Spanish. We specialize in teaching Thai to foreigners from beginner to advanced level and offer Ministry of Education Thai Competency test preparation. 3 year ED visas arranged for full-time students. Please call for a FREE TRIAL LESSONS. Located in Central Pattaya opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038 489 225-7 Fax. 038 489 228 www.prolanguage.com

House for Sale

Huge House for sale in Naklua area. Very close to sanctuary of truth. Located in a nice and quiet villag. 213 Talangwah with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 separate living room, 2 separate dining room, 2 kitchen, 1 dirty kitchen, 1 laundry room, 1 storage room, 9 air-conditioned. Private swimming pool, beautiful landscape garden,UBC,internet, water pump, For quick sale at 13 million baht. Call 089 607 9850. (ptm-j0309) Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 4.8 million Tel. 081 153 2422.


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Classified House for Sale

House for sale The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home.

Condo for Sale Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ 53sqm for 3 Million Baht discounted from 3.9M and 83sqm for 4 Million Baht discounted from 5.7! Together for 6.75 Million Baht. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 25 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht)

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(ptm-c0109)Bargain Opportunity. Luxury Bungalow Completed January 2007. Good location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, aircon, etc. 24 hours security. Cost 4 million baht will sell for 2.9 million baht. Parking several cars. Tel. Thai 089 669 1507, Tel. English 085 934 5411. (ptmhs-r0409)House for Sale in Pattaya with Lovely Sea View, 300 metres from beach, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool. 332tw land, A/C throughout. 25 million baht (buy direct from owner) 087 833 1719, sales@pattayahouse builders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, doublegarage. On 720 sqm land. THB 3,700,000. 20 km South of Pattaya, off Sukhumvit Rd., Tel. 038 436 998 Thai/Eng/ German (ptmhs-c1109) Rayong Klaang Peace full country house and small fruit farm providing income if needed, house with three bedrooms all with bathroom, upper terrace, large swimming pool, chalet, garage work shop, fishing, hundred mature trees and palms, much money spent over years all on 8.5 rai. All paper work included, still a little work, must be seen, REAL BARGAIN AT 4.5 MILLION BAHT Contact: English/Thai 081 154 1579. (ptmhs-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen,a private pool,sala, garden , 4 airconditioners,UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hispeed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085 120 1414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai Beautiful Spacious 166sqm 3 bedroom House. Location in a quality community, with 24 hour security Only minutes to Jomtein Beach, Restaurants , and Shopping. Decorated and furnished to an exceptional high standard. Lovely private swimming pool & secured car garage. High end Euro kitchen & quality. A Gorgeous Home at a Bargain price of only 11.9 mb. Email: info@ p a t t a y a o c e a n p r o p e r t y. c o , www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. French Style Town House Freshly painted , nice window shutters,2 bedroom 3 bathroom Air Conditioned. Very quiet secured area in South Pattaya, Some furniture included in sale. Only 3mb Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty.com

Magnificent Homes for Sale Located only minutes to Jomtein beach Rare opportunity to own a luxury home built to your specifications 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom homes From 5.9 mb. Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Only 11 Million Baht. A spacious and well furnished 90 sq. wah house. Have 3 bedrooms, living room. European kitchen, private pool. Located in Soi Kao Talo, only 10 minutes drive from Lotus South Pattaya. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 pr 081 357 7491. Truly 25% discount OFF the original price. Magnificent and Fabulous Beach Side Living at a very low price. You can design and build your own house on the remaining plots. Hurry there are only 10 remaining plots left. Plots range from 520 sqm to 680 sqm. Price starts at 7 Million Baht. Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Gorgeous Houses for Sale and Investment. Absolutely all brand new houses, in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Located in Naklua Area. Only a few minutes away from Pattaya, very convenient, no hassle on driving around the city. Accessible to public transportations. Ready to move in. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beautiful Family House Very spacious house in Soi Siam Country Club, with big swimming pool in well kept garden. 3 Beds,3 baths and large lounge. Quality furnished throughout, European kitchen, high security alarm system and electric gate (only 800 meters from Sukhumvit Road) Don’t miss this one!! Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. HS1311: This 2 bedroom property is located in East Pattaya on 280sqm of land. European kitchen and fully furnished, A/C, communal swimming pool. Just been reduced to 2.75million!! This is a bargain so what are you waiting for?? Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1309: This property has just been placed on the market. The property is located in north Pattaya and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished and a brand new modern European kitchen with all appliances, 180sqm living space inclusive of 4 A/C. Priced at 4.2 million for city living Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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HS1305: This property is located in Greenfield villas 1 and is an absolute bargain!! It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full A/C and full furniture and Euro kitchen, land size of 444sqm located on a corner plot Priced at 4.99 million. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1066: This single storey property has just come available located in east Pattaya. The property sits on 280sqm land, 180sqm of living space, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, fully furnished, A/C and has just recently been painted inside and outside. Priced at 3.25 million!!! Nice house, nice price. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931, 087 021 7014 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014.

We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Downpayment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with oceanview and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/ Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated

high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! We now have a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom (125 TLW) house discounted from 15 to 12.9 Million Baht! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style home right in the heart of Jomtien. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Classified We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for…..this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14.9 Million Baht unfurnished now discounted to 12.9 Million Baht including new high end furniture. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings…… examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Situated local to the ISR, furnished, quiet location but close to main routes to Bangkok & Pattaya. 3 double bedrooms c/w fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, large lounge & dinning area, European kitchen, Full AC, swimming pool c/w jacuzzi set in a well laid out private garden, total area 145sqw/580sqm. 6M Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Exclusive luxury two bedroom house in Jomtien park villa with luxury pool with Jacuzzi in tropical garden, high specification European kitchen, open plan lounge 11.8 Million, Tel. 038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Brand New Two Bedroom House at East Pattaya Knock Down Price: For QUICK SALE!!! A fantastic opportunity for first time buyers or investors seeking a property at an affordable price. Newly constructed home in company name, enjoy your lifestyle. Make your dream come true!!!! 1.99 Million Tel.038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai) European Place House for sale/ rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

Royal Park Rung Ruang for sale in Jomtien area 332 sqm. Have 2 storeys, 2 beds, 3 baths, and living room, A/C, fully furnished big terrace with huge swimming pool and garden. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds ,2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool , 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

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(ptmhr-0709) Newly Renovated Shop House Na Jomtien, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Part Furnished, Aircons thoughout, Electric Garage. Great Ocean Views 100 Meters from the beach 14,000 baht/month Phone: 087 013 5770. (ptmhr-n0009) A Beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill near Cosy Beach Hotel. 2 bedrooms & 4 bedrooms, Fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Communal pool. 25,000 baht & 28,000 baht /month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. Ptmhr-n0009) A beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 5. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro kitchen, Private Pool, Garden. 50,000 baht/month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n0009)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Eurokitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 28,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.


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(ptmhr-r0609)2 Storey, 3 Bedroom (En-suite 1), 3 Bathroom, fully furnish, with satellite at Panchan Spa Resort, the way to Rayong. Price 25,000-40,000 short, long term. Ph. 087 039 9784 Wan or 081 833 5489 Sanoon. (ptmhr-a0109)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/months. Contact 084 164 8872. (ptmhr-a0109)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 084 164 8872. (ptfm-c1009) House for rent, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669. (pthr-p1109) Centrally located big bungalow (near x-Zyte disco) 3 beds, 2 bath, 65 sqm living, furnished, Euro kitchen, 2 TV, big terrace, washing machine, 18,000/ month long term. Call 083 586 9361. Newly Renovated Farang Owner Townhouse for Rent. Convenient location at Pattaya Tai, 3 bedrooms 2 bahtrooms, big living room and kitchen, with balcony and car park, fully furnished. Interested please call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmhr-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen,a private pool,sala, garden , 4 airconditioners,UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hispeed internet, 24hr security. House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 0851201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai

2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970. Lovely 3 Bedroom Furnished Home with enclosed garden & lawn areas. Very quiet secured villiage with Communal Pool. Situated only one minute to Pattaya/Bangkok hwy near crocodile farm 22,000 pm Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 086 1425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com House for Rent in Sth Pattaya. Nice clean House.2 Bedrooms with Balconies. Security System, Washing Machine A/C and off street parking. 18,000 Baht per month-Minimum-6 months. Email: info@pattaya oceanproperty.com, www. p a t t a y a o c e a n p r o p e r t y. c o m Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Very nice 3 bedroom house located in a very quiet small secure village in South Pattaya Only a few minutes To Sukumvit Hwy & Carrefour 25,000 pm. Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 158 0065. Beautiful 3 Bedroom Pool Villa with private pool. 3 minutes to secluded Beach. Located in Na Jomtein Only 1 minute to Sukumvit Hwy, Fully furnished 70,000 pm Email: info@pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. HR1203: This property is located in Jomtien. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. With full use of communal swimming pool, UBC & Internet, reasonable Garden! What more can you ask for??? 28,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1216: This property is located in Royal Park Jomtien. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. With full use of communal swimming pool. Very good location for local transport and shopping in Jomtien! What more can you ask for??? 30,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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HR1209: This large townhouse has just come available in east Pattaya. It has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, cable TV Priced at 15,000 p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1212: If you are looking for a bargain and quiet and a small development then this is the property for you!! This single storey house has 2 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with a nice outside shaded area. Hurry before this one goes too! 12,000P/M Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1211: This single storey bungalow has just been listed with us and is located in Soi Khao noi in east Pattaya. Very close to the city and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, thai style kitchen, full furniture and A/C included. Nice small garden. if you are looking for a small price to pay each month then here it is! 15,000 p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1210: This property is located in east Pattaya in a nice quiet development. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c. Average size garden area with sala area. only 20, 000bht p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1035: This house has just recently been vacated and is located in east Pattaya. Since the previous tenant the property has been painted inside and outside! It consists of 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. Priced very reasonable for this size house at 25,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1115: This property is located in East Pattaya and has just come back on the market. It is a single storey bungalow inclusive of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Euro kitchen, fully furnished to a high standard in a nice communal development. Priced at only 22,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

HR1215: This property is located in East Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with a nice size garden and private swimming pool! This property has a living area of 200sqm. Nice size for a family home. Priced at only35,000 p/m You must view this to appreciate! Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1153: This property is located in east Pattaya in SP 5 village. Nice large new development with excellent family facilities. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 45,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Luxurious Homes for Rent at Phoenix Golf Course Ranging from 40,000 – 130,000 Baht per month! Only fifteen minutes from the city, live in luxury at one of the area’s best golf courses. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Mediterranean style villa for rent at 60,000 Baht per month! This superbly finished four bedroom four bathroom home with swimming pool is a must see for those wishing to rent a great home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Executive Class Rentals In and Around Pattaya from 15,000 – 150,000 Baht per month! A very rare opportunity awaits those discerning home hunters looking for both a luxurious quality home and with it a lifestyle most all would love to have. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

New 2 storey shop house units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS European Place House for sale/ rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2 964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds , 2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool , 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House at Jomtien beach for rent 400 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds, 3 baths, living room, Fully furnished and European kitchen and parking. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House for rent on Jomtien. 500 meters from the beach, 3 beds, 2 baths, living room, European kitchen, beutifull furnished, swimming pool. Area 350 sqm. In the garden. 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964.


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walk to the Big C and Lotus Supercenter in North Pattaya. Furnished standard apartments 3,000 baht/month. Furnished air conditioned apartments 3,700 baht/month. Daily rent 390 baht with aircon. Call 089 938 6022. (ptrr-p0509) Siam Wave Hotel near Jomtien, A/C, Swimming Pool, Internet, Cable TV. 5,000 bht/month Call 084 867 4635. (ptar-n0809) At Jomtien lovely 2 bed condo, all new, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kitchen, washing machine, free internet, long term 10,000 baht, Studio 8,000 baht. Tel 080 014 1844 (Thai) 087 137 9446 (Eng), thaigerryproperties@gmail.com (ptrr-u1609) Thonglor Tower at Bangkok soi 18, 14th floor, 1 bed, fully furnished, 50 sqm. 15,000 baht/ month call 084 867 4635, 087 915 3681 email.: unley@mail.ru (ptar-t1009)Carina Mansion with Dip Pool and Steam Sauna. Large fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment in East Pattaya. Airconed, all rooms HI SPEED WIFI enabled. Very Clean and Quiet. For more info, plse visit www.carinaapartment.com Only 6,000 Baht/mth or 500 baht/day Mobile: 081 829 2285. One bedroom Beautifully Furnished Apartment. Air Conditioned. Very Quiet Area in Sth Pattaya Close to Sukumvit HWY and 3 minutes To Carrefour Shopping . 20,000 Baht per month- Long term. Email: info@ p a t t a y a o c e a n p r o p e r t y. c o m www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289.

(pthr-ch1009)Tiya’s Bungalows near South Pattaya Road. Traditional Thai style in wood, 1 room + shower room. 6,000/ month. Charlie 080 091 6669. (pthr-ch1009)3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/ month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669.

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(pta-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,000-28,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quite and clean with in house laundry and supermarket by European management. Only 5 minutes

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Very Busy Laundry with Rental Rooms and Accommodation for owner and staff. Excellent Lacation Central. Longterm Lease 1.5 Mil, Rent Paid til March 2010. Call 083 587 5877 or 038 720 243. Tiya’s Place Jomtien Beach Road, near Soi 12. Large studio apartments. 10,000/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@Pattaya OceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1085

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Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 8th Floor, Studio S3 Building, Fully Furnished, Kitchenette, Fridge, LCD TV, etc. Very Popular Complex Only 200 Meters from Beach, Good Value 890,000 BHT. (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 30 sqm. 4th floor, Big Balcony for Swimming Pool View, Renovated with New Furniture, A/C and Kitchen Must be seen 870,000 baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Baan Ampur 15 mins from Pattaya, 100 Meters from lovely Beach, 38 sqm. studio with Beautiful view of the Island, Completely refurbished to high standard with Euro kitchen and matching furniture. Really must be view 1.2 mil baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Holiday Condoview 200 meters from Dongtan beach, 52 sqm. studio 5th floor, Huge balcony for sea view and over looking swimming pool, in need of refurbishment, has build in wardrobe and kitchen. Absolutely give away price in a lovely quiet location be very quick only 1.2 mil baht, also another on 3rd floor at 1.1 mil baht. Both on foreign name Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com

Royal Beach Condominium 200 Metres From Cozy Beach Pratumnak. 38 sqm 9th floor studio, beautifully renovated with quality furniture, LCD TV and more. Nice balcony for beautiful sea views. A lovely room in a prestige area. Fantastic bargain 1.3 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Baan Suan Lalana Condominium, 84 Sq. M., 5th Floor (Top Floor). Huge balcony for sea views, 1 bedroom with built-in wardrobes, 2A/C. 1 living room, fully furnished. New large kitchen with fridge freezer, 2 LCD, big screen TVs, 2 ceiling fans, etc. Just been furnished and completely refurbished to high standard with very high art deco ceilings. 2 big swimming pools, fitness centre, shop, restaurant, lovely gardens, 800 metres Jomtien Beach. Lovely living and a beautiful atmosphere. Reduce from 3.5 mil baht baht to 2.9 mil baht. ABSOLUTE BARGAIN FOR QUICK SALE !! (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Spanish Place (Sukhumvit Road) 32 sqm. 4th floor Corner Studio, Original Empty Room. Building Now Being Refurbished Be Quick Only 690,000 bht ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Rimhad Condominium A1 Building, 100 Meters to Jomtien Beach, 15th Floor, 32 sqm., Renovated with Furniture A/C, Ideal for letting, Great Location for Taxis, Buses etc. Only 1,150,000 baht ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com

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View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Absolute Bargain only 200 meters from Best Beach, a 42 sqm studio 4th floor huge balcony for Pattaya Park and Sea view, Renovated with Euro kitchen and Matching furniture, New A/C. Be very quick only 1.2 mill baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Angket Condominium 500 meters to Jomtien Beach, 45 sqm. Corner studio, 2 big balconies. For sea view, refurbished with new furniture, LCD big screen TV, Kitchen, fridge, freezer, everything new. The building is now being refurbished and this room represents excellent value for money real bargain only 1.5 mil baht. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com New Angket Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in

Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com (ptmcs-g0809)Condo Baan Suan Lalana. 42 Sqm., Top Floor, Nice Views, Fully Refurbish, 1 million Baht Call 087 901 5229, 084 105 4533. (ptmcs-p1009)Cheapest Condo for Sale in Pattaya! 76sqm. only 2.32mil. completely furnished with LCD 42’ nice sea view 1 min. walk to beach @ Jomtien Call.: 081 933 2240 ask pictures pitipity@hotmail.com (ptcs-JM1109) NorthShore. Cheapest Condo Ever in NorthShore, 5.5 Million, 80 sq. metre, north facing, fully furnished to high standard Call 085 112 7643. (ptcs-s1309) Rare opportunity, 1 bedroom condo, 50sqm, fully fitted European kitchen,Open plan lounge dining area, 2 balconies, comes completely furnished with air-cons, roof top pool, can be bought in farang name, prime location off Beach Road sea front: 3.9 million with the added bonus of a leasehold ground floor art gallery/gift shop, 300,000 baht. If want S.A.V. call Tony 089 512 9325. Condo 30 sqm Studio Very good Central Location in South Pattaya, Quite complex with communal pool, Foreign Ownership Bargain price for quick sale 695,000 Baht (Eng) 081 1580 065 (Thai) 086 142 5709 www. pattayaoceanproperty.com Email: info@pattayaocean property.com


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Superb 188 sqm condo With expansive views over Pattaya Bay & Jomtein Centrally located only a few minutes to Carrefour Rare opportunity to purchase a 20th floor Penthouse at such a bargain price 10.9 mb Email: info@pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. Luxury 113 sqm one bed Condo On 17th floor of new apartment building in Central Pattaya Superbly fitted out with luxury Kitchen & bathroom 6.6 mb Email: info@pattayoceanproperty. com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmcs-j0909)Royal Green Area, Khao Pratamnak Rd. 60 sq.m. living room, 30 sq.m. bedroom. 3 condos together 90 sq.m., turn into one big apartment. Fully furnished, beautiful seaview. 200 meters from beach (up great area). 8th floor, 3 bathrooms, car parking, 24 hours security, cable, key card entry. Foreign name. 3.5 mil. baht. Tel: 080 638 2240 or 085 6975060. (ptmcs-g0109)Baan Suan Lalana, top floor, nice views, totally refurbed, nice condo – Foreign owner. 1.250 M. 087 901 5229/084 105 4533. (ptmcs-g1209)Sale View Talay Condo Project 5. Located on Jomtien Dongtan beach on fl. 21(top), very wonderful sea view and greenery view. 55 sqm. luxury fully fitting furnished. 100% perfect condition. Elegant design & very nice decoration, Beautiful guarantee! Luxury Cozy breezy & newly. 3.19 mil. by owner (foreigner name) 081 933 2240, pitipity@hotmail. com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/ viewtalay (ptmcs-n0509)Brand New 53sqm, Sea View, 50 m. to Private Beach, 10th floor, Studio, for 5.2 MB, All inclusive! (NorthPoint) Tel. +66 829 726 335, +79 145 447 742.

ptm-L0909)Northpoint Beachfront Condominium, 2 Bedroom , 2 Bath, #3304, 33rd Floor, South Tower Nearest Ocean. Overlooking Pool and Beach, 105 Sq. Mtrs. Fully Luxury Fitted, Soi Wongamart, Naklua. 15 million baht (7 million to seller and 8 million to developer on March 2010). FOREIGN NAME. Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail.com. (ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 48 sq meter studio unit, high floor, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street (Units are unfinished shells with electric outlets; bathroom completely finished with tile floor, tile walls, shower, sink, toilet, granite counter tops, lights, etc.). Unit available 2206 (22nd floor). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.1 Million Baht Each. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail.com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (pta-r0008)Condo 80 SQM. in Nova Atrium. Brand New. Furnished and decorated in high standard. 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom, 1 big living room with European kitchen bar open. TV, LCD, 2 aircon Daikin. Furniture (Decorum), big terrace. 5 min. away walking “Carrefour” and “Big C”. In new condo with huge swimming pool in tropical garden, fitness room, internet and etc. FIRE SALE. 4 million baht. T. 081 863 1076. (pta-r0008)Penthouse 720 sqm with a Spectacular Front Sea View. 300 meters from the beach, 5 minutes away from Walking Street. In the best location of Pratamnak Hill. This residence is a 360° unblocked sea view, with a golf and Buddha Hill. Large terrace (240 sqm) with huge Jacuzzi. New modern design concept, 4 beds/ baths + maid room. Any room have terrace. Euro style kitchen, living 118 sqm. Fully furnished at high standard. Price exceptional at 41,000 baht/sqm. 29.9 Million Baht. Tel. 081 863 1076. http:// pattayabeachviewcondo.com (ptmcs-tw0909) 1 Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Air, Pool, Gym, Shop, Built-ins, Nirun Condo 1,295,000 Phone 084 868 1088.

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(ptmcs-n1109) Free rent up to 6 months. Condo 77sqm. Wong Amat, corner balcony, Kit/Liv; bed/Vanity room. Dual entrance, shower/toilet, suit mixed gender, F/Furnished, INT/UBC. 3 ML Tel.: Englisg 082 218 7903, Tukata 085 279 79 28 e-mail: The_ cestrian@hotmail.co.uk (ptfcs-a1009) Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo. Across Beach 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Two Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. A/C. Free Cable. Near Soi 5 Immig. B1.29M Photos: email: Tayamaanpalms@ yahoo.com English: 083 294 0240 038 233 887. (ptcs-r1109) Baan Suan Lalana Jomtien One Bedroom Corner Condo for Sale. Two Balconies Overlooking Pool and Gardens, Fitted Bedroom, Wardrobes, Euro Kitchen with Oven, separates Lounge, New bathroom, 800 meter from Beach. 2.1 mil. ONO. To view call Robie 089 249 7060/ 085 276 4556. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. For only 1.3 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Condo for only 3 Million Baht. Located at Wong Amart Beach. Luxurious Studio, 53 sqm at high floor, fully furnished with built-in furniture. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 20 Million Baht, 260 sqm, two levels, with great interior designs, a spacious living area, executively decorated, breath taking sea view, just 1 minute walk to Wong Amart Beach and accessible to everywhere, good facilities are available. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor,

with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 air-cons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7 491. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach Great unobstructed sea views to Koh Larn, Spaciously set out in 163 sqm. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 14 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach, Sea views face to Laem Chabang, Spaciously set out in 125 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 8.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

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Condo on Wongamat Beach Condo for sale 125 sqm., 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For quick sale @ 7.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beach House (situated in the garden of a good condo development)Wongamat Beach ( Immediate Beachfront ) 250 sqm. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, modern style kitchen with washing machine and dryer, all sports facilities inc. Swimming pool / tennis and car parking etc.A private house with all the facilities of a condo set in a well kept private garden. Bangkok owner wants to sell quickly.(This area commands a selling price of over 26 Million Baht) Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. CR1134: This property is located on the 5th floor of Nova Mirage C building and is a corner unit. It is a 90sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished, European kitchen, A/C, and a nice size TV. Tenant just moved out and is ready to move in.Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1201: This 2 bedroom apartment is located in the new TW Tower in the center of town with fantastic views of the city. Complete with full furniture, European kitchens, full A/C, 95sqm. Nice communal facilities in this new building. Only 40,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1217: Outstanding 3 bed apartment located in the Royal Cliff Garden with great sea views, modernly furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C and living space of 179sqm. This is by far one of the best condominiums in Pattaya! 70,000 P/M call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

CR1215: Newly finished city gardens in central Pattaya two 2 bedroom apartments up for grabs?? 80Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great views. City living at only 34,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1053: You’re looking for city living very close to the action?? Look no further. We have a 1 bedroom available in central Pattaya!! Fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. FREE WI-FI internet and Priced at 20,000p/m for 12 month contract. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1214: You’re working in Pattaya and looking for the ideal 2 bedroom apartment with great views?? I have got it!! Fully furnished, internet available, European kitchen, full A/C, 164sqm living space!! 40,000 Per month call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR0388: View Talay 1 bedroom unit available for short and long term located on the 6th floor, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 22,000p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: This unit has just come available again and is located very close to Walking Street!! It is a 1 bedroom of 51sqm, modern furniture, European kitchen, WiFi internet and fantastic roof top terrace and swimming pool. A must to view 25.000 per month!!! Call for more info before it’s too late!! 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -723 601 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: theavenueresidence@hotmail.com, www.avenue-residence.com


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Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E mail : novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthailand. com, E-mail: novamiragecondo@ yahoo.com 1 Bed Appartment in Avenue Residence soi 15 ready to move in end of this year. Corner unit overlooking pool 3 mil. Foreign Ownership Call 083 587 5877. ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia.. 48 sq meter studio unit, high floor, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 (25th floor) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.4 Million Baht. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ 53sqm for 3 Million Baht discounted from 3.9M and 83sqm for 4 Million Baht discounted from 5.7! Together for 6.75 Million Baht. Call Jan at 087 021 3170.

EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 25 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a fivestar beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors…..prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rentalincome of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087 021 7014. Act quick we have the TopCorner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay

Classified 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews

Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream, be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments….. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 9.9 Million Baht! LOWERED FROM 14.5 MILLION BAHT FOR A QUICK SALE!!! Just 1 minute walk to Jomtien Beach with a really spacious living area and an enormous balcony. The condo is completely renovated, ready to move in. A lot of facilities are available, two swimming pools, a gym and a tennis court are just examples. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087 021 7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Sea views. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few re-sales on very high floors for 110,000 THB/SQM. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few re-sales on very high floors for 110,000 THB/SQM. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.comNova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio , New Furniture design. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet 1.8 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789. Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio stuit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet wifi modem. 2.6 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium Beach front building 2 bedrrom, 2 bath Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet. Swimming pool,Fitness room. 4.9 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.miragereal-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room 2.95 Million. Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 bath 4.2 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile : 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 bath Shell unit. 3.85 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Fully furnished, 3.5 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 96 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Fully furnished , 4.4 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Low dues. Free Cable.Near Immig. Post Office. Private Sale. Foreign name. B1.29M. English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887.

PRICE REDUCED: Baan Suan Lalana Lowest Priced 84 SQM in Foreign Name Sale Priced: 2,100,000 Baht Covered Parking, Near Communal Pool. Tennis Courts. Building C-1. Double wide Balcony. Just Remodeled 50/50 on Transfer Fees CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS 17th Floor Direct Oceanfront View Talay 7 (Jomtien) 86 sqm; Empty Shell on the 17th Floor. 50% now and balance upon completion of building. Jomtien Side Foreign name. Priced at: 6,900,000 Baht. Due for Completion in Early 2010 (no busy road to cross) just walk out direct to the beach in front. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Very Nice & Affordable Price!!! Furnished Studio for Sale. Special price in Nirun Grand Ville Condo, this 37 sqm. Studio on the 14th. Floor is offered at an absolutely knockdown price by the owner... a great opportunity to purchase at a bargain price and live in the heart of pattaya. 1.25 Million Call now 038 723 995 www.property-in-pattaya.com Northpoint - Two Bedroom Unit On Hight Floor In South Tower This is a superbly located , two bedroom unit South Tower at Northpoint, prime beachfront. The finished properties boast European kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, top-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, gorgeous swimming pools, lovely beachfront, sea views. Ref Code: NTPT0006 Sale Price 15,000,000 THB Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-inpattaya.com Jomtien Majestic. Must be sold quickly a beautiful 30sqm. Studio just been renovated to high standard. Including kitchen, fully furnish. Must See! Reduced to 770,000 bht. In foreigners name, returning to UK. Private Sale. Call now 087 139 1539 and 087 139 1570. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964.


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Condo for Sale

Condo for sale on Pratumnak hill. Stunning sea view, 127 sqm., 2 beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, furnished. Special price at 5,500,000 baht. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished, swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964. Here the waves at a 150 m2 Anaya Ocean front 2 bedroom luxury condo. Foreign Ownership at 15,000,000 bht. 230 meters, yes 230 meters infinity pool in case you like to swim long distances. 3rd floor 30 meters to the waves with great privacy, ocean sunsets, security, and maintenance in a truly ultimate setting. Also 30 condos at Nova Mirage and Nova Atrium less than 2 years old from1,600,000 bht which will net an 8% rental return. A new 2 bedroom 75m2 condo at The Urban for 4,900,000 under foreign ownership on floor 7. A 54 m2 studio at Jomtien Plaza for 3,100,00 under foreign ownership on floor 13. Brokers are welcome. Call 081 001 0820 or email lonballard@live.com for photos.

Condo for Rent

Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmcr-0109)Royal Park Luxury Apartments, 2 luxury Penthouses for rent short term. Private rooftop swimming pool. 30,000 & 35,000 per month. Check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com, call 086 111 7414.

(ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (pta-2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptm-n0009) Condo for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 4, 80 sqm., 1 Bedroom, 1 Living room, Fully Furnished. 12,000 baht/month. Phone: 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 12,000/month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845.

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500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com 9-Karat 12th floor near Carrefour. 32m2 Fully Furnished 7,000/month Call : 081 244 6970. Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht / Month, LCD TV, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. 30 % Discount on Daily Rates. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: novapark@loxinfo.co.th, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, Email: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

CR1200: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartments located in Pratamnak with fantastic views of Koh Larn island. All complete with full furniture, European kitchens, Free Internet.200sqm and your own private elevator to the apartment!! Only 50,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 50,000 P/M view http:// www.pattaya-property.biz/index. asp to view pictures or call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1196: 1 bedroom apartment for rent located in S2 Jomtien Beach on the 9th floor with 68Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great sea views only 18,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1101: Studio apartment located in View Talay 2 on the 12th floor, Pattaya side, and 37 sq, m fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. Priced at 12,000p/m for 12 month contract. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1176: Studio apartments located in Pratamnak, short and long term, fully furnished, internet available for 6 months lease, European kitchen and full A/C. 14,000 Per month call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1133: Newly renovated in Nova Mirage a studio apartment of 44sqm, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Internet available, 42’’ LCD. All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 15,000p/m and short term available. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: This unit has just come available again and is located very close to Walking Street!! It is a 1 bedroom of 51sqm, modern furniture, European kitchen, Wi-Fi internet and fantastic roof top terrace and swimming pool. A must to view 22,500 per month!!! Call for more info before it’s too late!! 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 Studio 46 Sqm, Modern Furnishings, roof top pool. 2 mins. to Nth Pattaya Beach. Nice view, comfortable living. 23,000 Pm. Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty.com (Ref.POP 1080) Studio Condo 32 sqm.Central Pattaya. Fully furnished Air conditioned, Quiet area, communal pool. Only 15,000 baht per month minimum 6 months. Email: info@pattaya oceanproperty.com, www.pattaya oceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Great 2 bed, 2 bath condo Only 2 minutes to Carrefour 7th floor corner unit with lovely views, fully furnished Absolute Bargain at 23,000 pm Or sale at 3.9 mb Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai : 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Best Quality beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 80,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact

the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/Month. This is just one of our many units available in NORTHSHORE Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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Condo for Rent

Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,000 Baht per month! What more can you say? If you would like a ‘Five Star’ lifestyle with the yachts and all….this is your apartment. There are no better building amenities anywhere. Two swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, weight training gym, the list goes on and on…..and don’t forget their first class gourmet restaurant with Dim Sum on Sundays! This is just one of our listings in Ocean Marina. For a total overview of our listings contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes

Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month or for sale for 7.5 Million Baht! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Classified View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com Poolside Studios andApartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/ Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. A.D. Condominium Penthouse studios room. Communal swimming pool, 24 Hr Security. Quick sale 1.3 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio, 44sq m Brand New Furniture. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet. Baht 15,000/Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio, sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room. 15,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Nova Mirage Wong Amat Beach Luxury studio unit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet ,wifi modem. 16,000/Month Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio ,LCD T.V. and Refrigerator, Internet cable line in charge 12,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium BeachFront building 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet..Swimming pool, Fitness room. 28,000/ Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury Penthouse,2 Floors, Sea view unit.1 bedroom and 2 bath. LCD T.V. European kitchen, Internet wifi modem. 23,000/ Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com View Talay Villas home 1 bedroom and 1 unsuited bathroom plus private swimming pool, 45,000 baht per month short term and 40,000 long term 6-12 months. Also have a. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS

Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Pattaya side. Seaview Condo. 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. B8,500 monthly English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished , swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for rent on Pratumnak Hill Jomtien, 120 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, full A/C, 5 minutes to the beach. Special price 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

Land for Sale

(ptmls-n0009) Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364. Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 baht Tel. 081 576 0035. Email: countryproperty@ loxinfo.co.th, www.country propertyservices.net

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BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email : countryproperty@loxinfo.co.th, www.countrypropertyservices.net LS1020: a fair size plot of land at 672sqm surrounded by other houses already, electric,

water available, road frontage all around. Priced at 3.5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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Land for Sale

For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. (ptls-n0809)Land for sale on south Pattaya, 319 sq. wah, between Suksabai Villa and Soi Kophi, 17,000 baht /wah. Please call 087 132 3765 (English) 087 743 0831 (Thai) email.: norriemiddleton@hotmail.com Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 million per rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 20 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, only 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road and 70 meters from the main road, perfect for small housing project. For quick sale, grab our cheapest offer, only 500,000 baht per rai. Nothing cheaper than this! To view please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, 7.5 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, next to the main road in soi, perfect idea for a big house suitable not only for a big family, but for small family as well. For quick sale, we’re selling it for only 1.5 Million Baht per rai. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for investment. For quick sale, only 8 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 for viewing. Land for Sale. Beach front, in Baan Chang area, 3-4 Rai per plot, price started from 5 Million Baht only. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 2 Rai in soi Wat Yan ( Budha Mountain ), 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, we’re selling it for only 2 Million Baht. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/ Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 32 Rai on a hill near Phoenix Golf Course with nice sea views, ideal for a housing development. 550,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Two land plots for 1.1 Million Baht/Rai near Mabrachan Lake. 19 and 31 Rai ideal for housing developments as the whole area is already developed with other housing developments. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development 038 231 931 or 081 634 2915 Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

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Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut treesabsolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buycall to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 Rai Beachfront land in Jomtien for 25 Million Baht/ Rai. If you are looking for land to build a beach front condominium or a small scaled up class housing project this is it! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087 021 3170. FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087 021 3170. Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 thb Call 081 576 0035 www.countrypropertyservices.net BangSaray Land only few minutes to Beach and Shopping, Land filled 2 years previous and now ready for construction of Villiage or Resort etc. 15 Rai available 37.5 mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com

Jomtein Land nearly One Rai, Only 500 metres to Beach. Beautiful flat block with made road on three sides. 15mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com Sea and Mountain views from 300,000b, Call 081 576 0035 www.countrypropertyservices.net

Services Provided

(ptmsp-g0109)Travel Visas from 10,000 B. Translations 175 Bht/ page. 084 105 4533. (ptmsp-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-vp0109)Visas Plus – births, marriage, certified translations, passport renewal, English first language, 038 757 527, 087 804 3943. Next door British Consulate Jomtien Soi 5. Lloyds Co., Ltd. (pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885. We Have Built Over 50 Houses andAlso Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaoceanpropperty. com, E-mail info@pattaya oceanproperty.com (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptmsp-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptmsp-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptmsp-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783

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Fax: (038) 374535 Do You Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun, Easy and Effective Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native eligible, professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment. Call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. *Email: thankful.knowledge@gmail. com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal) Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@ hotmail.com. Visit their website www.skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai) If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: info@ssallinone.com (ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/recushion, etc. Bought and sold/ profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0509)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) WE SELLGOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info

Job Wanted

Im a Filipina Looking for a Job as a nanny or housekeeper full time or part time around Pattaya or Bangkok, pls. call at 084 561 2566. We are moving and therefore our maid, who has been working for us the last 3 years, is now available. She’s very reliable, works hard and shows own initiative. She can cook both western and Thai food and she’s excellent with children. We can strongly recommend her. She prefers to work in Naklua area. For further info, please contact: Lisa 086 143 2 895.

Job Vacancies

(ptmjv-m1109)Doing Business Thailand Legal Office in Pattaya looking for qualified experience Lawyer male or female. We offer great salary and benefits. Contact us 088 011 0124 Mindaugas or send resume to mindaugas@ renephilippe.com Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. Experienced sales/marketing person wanted A long established hotel and serviced apartment company is looking for an experienced sales/marketing person with good computer and English skills. Please send resume and expected salary to: scan_tours@yahoo.com UPVC Thai sales person wanted. call 038-378302 for interview. We need a responsible person to oversee our kitchen as well as sharing in the regular cooking activities. English is appreciated but not essential. Call Aniruth 081-817-0170 or E-Mail rsvp@ greatrib.com English or Thai speaking Plummer, Electrician, Roof tiler wanted, Phone 089 058 4509. 5 young ladies to train as good maebaan/ cooks in good quality English and Thai. Household Ta Praya Area, Sakeaw. No experience necessary, 3 months start 1,000 as weekly + full Phone Eng 089 058 4509 Thai 084 958 6569. We are a property development company now urgently!! Looking fr Foreigner Sale Manager, who has experience in real estate business, Sale Exclusive, and Assistant of Marketing . Male or Female, Thai nationality, Excellent in English language and good command of computer skill. Contact : nana@ heights-holdings.com or 038 364 877.


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Job Vacancies

I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239. Required for Restaurant in Pattaya. Russian speaking PR person and Hostess, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 081 949 8702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com Required for travel Agency in Pattaya. English speaking ticketing person, must have knowledge for computer ticketing, such as Amedeus, Galileo or something similar, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 081 949 8702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com Required Sales Person for Light Fitting Showroom. English speaking Sales Manager fro Light Fitting Showroom, must have interior designing knowledge, good salary and commissions for theright candidate. Call Nani at 081 949 8702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41. Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager.Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai. Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal (ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077.

Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya.We are regularly looking for qualified and experienced Native Instructors of all major languages for both in-house and corporate training in Pattaya and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV/resume and details to: prolanguage.recruitment@gmail.com Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Fulltime Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-Dutch-German-ItalianFrench-Japanese-Chinese-RussianKorean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-250-0072 www.Prolanguage.co.th Internet Company is looking for a telesales, administrative officier, age 20/35. Education : college or university. Sales-driven, selfmotiveated and well organized. Computer literacy such as word, excel and PowerPoint. Familiar with telesales, any experience about selling advertising space on the internet is welcome 9.00 till 17.00 (4 or 5 days a week only) Good salary plus commissions. Information 082 493 8526 . We are a property development company. Urgently, looking for Accountant staff/ Male/Female, Thai nationality. Qualifications: must have knowledge in accounting taxation, good command in speaking and reading English Contact: Please send CV to pui@heights-holdings.com Tel 038 364 877. Heights Holdings Co.,Ltd. Is a real estate development company focusing on luxury residential development. We are now looking for Foreigner Sale Manager who has experience in real estate business. Please submit your resume with full details of qualifications, experience, portfolio current & expected salary. Call 038 364 877 Email nana@ heights-holdings.com or Ticha@ heights-holding.com

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We are property development company. Urgently, looking for Accounting Officer. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Good knowledge in tax accounting program quick book and Express etc. Must have good command of English Please Contact : Pui@ heights-holdings.com Tel.: 087 150 2801. Maid for Condominium. I am 30 years old. I live in Thailand 7 years and speak Thai. I am looking for a lady age 18-30 take care my condominium on 26th floor. Pattaya Beach road soi 9. This job is open to Thais and other nationalities. Salary is 40,000 baht every month. I can pay you every day. Harry 086 109 5020. We require a Sales Person / Office Administrator for our Real Estate sales office.Applicant must be a Thai national and speak English with computer skills. Experience in real estate is preferred but not essential. Great salary plus commission. Contact 084 866 6 010. Volunteer Work Permit available. If you don’t mind volunteering 6hrs. a week, you can live in Thailand free of charge and hassle. call 085 388 1577 email: jdlsimons@yahoo.com (ptjvf-gk1109)Part time maid wanted for cleaning and dusting private house in Naklua. Must be reliable, 3 days a week, 4 hr. in the morning. Need to speak some English. Tel: 084 350 7345. (ptjvf-w1109)Seeking two(2) Ebay Power Sellers having minimum 3 years experience with ebay store online sales of perfume/cosmetics/ skincare USA/EU genuine products at discount prices. Must speak & write Thai & English be versed in PC skills,excel,Upload,etc. Send resume w/recent photo & salary desired, references contact tel n email to: arosatradehk@yahoo.com

Travel

Mc Flight Travel & Visa. Cheapest Air Fares. Promotion BKK-LON, FRA,PAR, ROM, GVA Start from 10,000 O/W 20,100 R/T. Special Promotion on September AMSBKK-AMS. Start from 570 Euro’s. All the price not include tax. Visa to Europe, Vietnam, Laos, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia; Ext Hotel Reservation, Scuba Diving, Taxi, Minibus. Tel 038 413 530, 038 724 023, Fax 038 413 540 Email.... Mcflightpattaya@hotmail.com

Vehicles for Sale

Ford Ranger Pick up 4 doors 4x4, Must be sold quickly!! 2.9 diesel, 2003, silver, 5 speed, manual, loaded with extras including detachable rear, carryboy, full main agent service history, immaculate, all round condition farang owned reduce from 350,000 baht to 290,000 baht. Due to time wasters call 087 150 4845 or 087 139 1539.

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2 hp Mariner/Yamaha 2 stroke outboard engine, used very little hence in good condition. 11,000 Thbt. For more details contact Mike, Tel. 089 095 2309. (ptmvs-c0007)Awesome Vehicle on Sale. Toyota Tiger 3.0 High Output Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, 7 foot high!!! Air bag, ABS, C.D. Huge chrome alloys, loads of extras, 160,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned for 5 years. Immaculate condition. Only 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539. (ptmvs-r0007)Volvo S60 Turbo, New Design 2005. 50,000 km, black. Full options. First hand, like new. 1 million baht (new 2,450,000 baht). Tel. 081 863 1076. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. (ptmvs-d0709) Honda Black Super 4 (400cc) Great Condition, new chain, sprockets and tyre, Low km’s 55,000 baht ph: 087 013 5770. Suzuki bike: electric starter, tax paid till March 2010, 79000 km good condition 6000.- Tel 0848651355. TOYOTA Vigo Hilux Diesel 4 Years old, Manual Shift, Clean, One owner 2 door truck 325,000 baht (OBO) English (ptvs-m1009) Mitsubishi Lancer Glxi Automatic 95,000 B Call 086 002 6762.

Pets

Urgently need loving safe home for 2 months puppy. I have nursed her broken leg to good as new she is a joy. If can help please call 085 284 7731. (ptmp-1109) Very Exclusive Puppy dog. USA Boston terrier, 4 months old, Lovely, Very clever playing Black&White, 12,000 baht. Call Jintana 087 819 5355, 038 420 936. Persian Cat for sale. many colors and age to choose. please call 087 612 5721. Shiwawa 1 year old, brown color looking for girlfriend please call 081 945 7241. Registered/register able (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee Tia is a very Tiny English Bulldog. She is registered with AKC and should grow to be around 3-4 lbs. Call Caryl for more info email brownphillip67@yahoo.com Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081983-4182 Kim

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Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010

Hong Kong wins Thai Polo

The Thai Polo and Equestrian Club of Pattaya hosted the Thai Polo Open, which ran from 6th – 16th January and is the foremost Polo tournament in South East Asia, The event was sponsored by “Mercedes-Benz” and the “B.Grimm” company, one of the oldest companies in Thailand. National Polo teams competed for the highly prized Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup. The new “Harilela - The Next Level” team from Hong Kong, turned out to be the real surprise and roundly defeated the Malaysian “Jogo Elevation“ team in an 8:1 victory, but the Malaysian team played very well and were very unlucky not to have scored a few more points. On Sunday 17th January, the International Match between England and South East Asia was no less exciting, and even though the South East Asia team was made up of very strong players, the British team beat them with a 7:5 score.

New York features Pattaya

“The Bronx Corporation TV Network,” has finalized arrangements for shooting TV films around Pattaya and these will be shown on New York TV in 10 -15 minute time slots featuring both Pattaya and other places in Thailand. These travel programs will start in March and run for a year, so they should attract quite a few new American visitors to Pattaya. Mr. Joe Boonchan who is a TV Studio Engineer and Producer from “The Bronx Corporation TV Network” recently visited Pattaya City Hall where they are being given a lot of support by the “Pattaya Bay Co-coordinator,” and also Khun Niti Kongrut, who is the Director for the Chonburi Tourist Authority-ofThailand (TAT).

Amazing Mahko Dance Violinist One of these fine evenings go down to the market stalls in front of ‘The Avenue’ shopping complex on Pattaya Second Road, and at the southern end you may be lucky enough to listen to some lively violin playing by one of Thailand’s best musicians. Violinist Irio normally lives in Bangkok, but has been travelling to Pattaya to bless us with his exceptional musical talents. His violin playing is fast, melodious, and will make you feel like dancing. Naturally the CD’s that he sells are titled ‘Mahko Dance’ which is very appropriate.


Vol. 9 No. 10  1 - 15 February 2010

high society

‘Slim Up’ Pattaya Carnival 2010

The weight loss ‘Slim Up’ Centre in Pattaya recently organised the ‘Slim Up’ Pattaya Carnival 2010. The event took place at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall and included a colourful parade and other exciting activities. Many famous Thai celebrities attended including Bozo, Ma-Ornapha Krisadee, Khun Jig-Noawarat Yuktanan, Khun Kai Mok-Chutima Durongdej, Khun Aueng-Salinee Banyachun and Khun Kerg Chiler. The ‘Slim Up’ Centre guarantees weight loss success and shared their secrets on how to care for your body. The centre is considered the number 1 weight loss institute in Thailand and has helped many famous Thai celebrities and film stars shed those unwanted pounds. Once joined, the centre will bring your body back into shape in no time. On the day of the Carnival, the ‘Slim Up’ Centre had a range of special offers and promotions available to those attending including handing out vouchers with values of between 4,000 – 8,000 baht.

The ‘One Village’ is Different

You may think that all high class housing developments are much the same, however, The “One Village” situated at Na-Jomtien is quite a bit different. For starters it is a project of the “P-Rich” company group that is a fully cashed up organization that does not have to rely on sales deposits to fund their construction program. Secondly the prospective buyer chooses a particular house design, and then at the initial stages they sits down with the architects and engineers to decide if they wants any modifications to the original design. These may include re-positioning the swimming pool, different room layouts or sizes, or a multitude of other personal preferences. Accordingly the final price is adjusted up or down so that it all represents true value, which can be a rare commodity these days. Housing projects are only 20% of the “P-Rich” company group’s vast industrial and commercial business holdings, so they conduct a somewhat different sales approach. The CEO stated that their policy is to look after their clients as the top priority. As these spacious villas are an open plan design with no fences, they are very selective in their choice of purchasers, and if a prospective client is viewed as not suitable for this type of open village design, they may be rejected. Furthermore, strict regulations apply to extensive exterior alterations to these villas, in the interests of maintaining harmony between neighbors, so here is a project where your happiness is assured.

REBA-ES sees steady improvement

Members of the Real Estate Brokers Association Eastern Seaboard (REBA-ES) are observing that the Pattaya and Thai Eastern Seaboard property markets are bouncing back from the world-wide recession. Recovery is also dependant on a stable political environment and sensible monetary policies that give overseas investorsconfidence. After the meeting members and guests retired to the new Dicey Reilly’s Irish pub to enjoy a few drinks and delicious food. The next REBA-ES meeting is on Wednesday 10th February at 5.30 pm in the “Chabba Room” in the Marriott Hotel. (Contact President May Watson, C/- Robert Watson, - Phone 0866.099.101)

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Vol. 9 No. 10 ď ´ 1 - 15 February 2010

Pattaya Today is published & edited by Lucksika Natham for Siamese Vision Media Co., Ltd. Printed at Print 87 Co., Ltd. Naklua, Pattaya City. Office : 42/91 Sukhumvit Rd. T. Nongprue, Banglamung Pattaya City 20150. Tel: (038) 410-077, (038) 427-391 Fax: (038) 374-535 E-mail : info@pattayatoday.net

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