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Volume 9, Issue 02
1 - 15 October 2009
Charity Golf Day and Lighthouse Club Party a Huge Success A very pleasant afternoon of charity golf was staged at the Plataluang Navy Golf Course (South of Pattaya), to aid charity projects supported by the Lighthouse Club Foundation (LHC). Three of Pattaya’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ put a lot of work into organising this very relaxing charity day, the Real Estate Magazine, JVK International Movers, and Town and Country Properties. With 110 golfers taking part, there were some excellent scores, with the winning team being ‘Finex’ Apparel Company, whose four man team produced an incredible score of 54, (which is 18 below par). Second was ‘Paradise City’ (60), and
third was ‘RSM Thailand’ (63). These teams were very accomplished golfers and as well as having a fun day of golfing, a lot of money was raised for charity. This was followed in the evening with some great entertainment at ‘The
'Movers and Shakers' John, Craig and Cees
Village’ on the junction of Chaijapruek-1 Road and Sukhumvit, and further amounts of cash were raised. Nobody minded the admission fee because funds went to the LHC, who perform excellent charity work helping the children of construction workers who live on site, and usually have very limited educational facilities, and mobile classrooms are just one area where they have made big advancements. A great night out with plenty of food and drinks, that did not run out for the entire evening,
and in spite of heavy rain, the swimwear show went ahead on time. The highly regarded designers and manufacturers, ‘Phuket Mermaids’, put on this fashion parade, which was a resounding success. The large crowd was highly delighted when some of our best professional models, carried on parading along the cat-walk in the pouring rain. One of the more adventurous golfers added to the excitement by jumping into the adjacent pond in a fully clothed but slightly inebriated state.
This very successful charity evening included some big raffle prizes being won, with the biggest being a complete swimming pool valued at 180,000 baht. The show rolled on late into the night, with further amounts of cash being raised to bring the total to around 130,000 baht. The ‘Movers and Shakers’ organised this evening event in conjunction with the Light-House Club (LHC) of Thailand, and was backed by various other businesses. There was some excellent feedback on such a successful day, so everyone is looking forward with anticipation to next year’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ charity event. (E-mail movers-shakers@ hotmail.com for further details).
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Vol. 9 No. 02 1 - 15 October 2009 NEWS Thai Magazine ‘AHEAD’ works with Public Health Department against H1N1 A meeting recently took place at Pattaya City Hall between Pattaya Public Health Department and the management of the ‘Ahead’ Magazine. The meeting was to finalise plans for a training program, for Thai Trained Beauticians, on how to find employment around the worlds and how to prevent the spread of the H1N1 Virus in beauty shops. The training seminar is to be held on the 1st and 2nd October in front of the Thaksin the Great Monument at Pattaya City Hall. Highlights of the program will include
a featured demonstration by world famous stylist Harold Prichard, from WAHL, USA, on the best use of clippers, and further demonstrations from 5 of Pattaya’s leading hair salons. A ‘Fashion Show’ with
More news on Pattaya Beach Development
Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall to discuss the future development of the Pattaya Beach Area with Committee Members in charge of the study on future development and
improvement, and officers from the Marine Department of Thailand. The Mayor stated that the present development had been divided into two parts for study, survey and design. The study requires a budget of 15.7 million baht which
New Free Health Project for Pattaya Residents
A meeting recently took place at Pattaya City Hall and representatives from 33 Pattaya Communities were invited along to listen to a
proposition on offering free medication and checkups to the under privileged from special funds to be provided out of the Pattaya City 2010
a difference, the first in Thailand, which will feature ‘Hair Tattooing’ and the many techniques available from the various hair product manufacturers and equipment suppliers around the world. is to be paid by 8 million baht from the Pattaya Office of Engineering Department budget for 2009, whilst the remaining 7.7 million baht will be paid by the Chonburi Provincial Administration Organisation's budget for 2010. Pattaya City has become ‘a Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration’ (DASTA), which will allow it to apply for extra budgets to develop the city from central government. At the meeting, further committee members were appointed along with changes to the administration team. As soon as possible the finished report will be heading for the ‘Office of Natural Recourses and Environmental Policy’ for approval. Budget. In an attempt to try and increase the general health of local residents, Pattaya City Hall have decided to create this new project, and two Pattaya City Council Members have been appointed to oversee this very worthwhile scheme. The two appointed officials, Khun Manot Nongyai, and Khun Witthaya Phonlookin, will both chair the project ‘Pattaya Health Fund’. However, this will be a very difficult project to oversee, with a huge population, and some residents requiring medical support which could run into millions of baht; it will obviously take a few years to iron out the pitfalls.
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Disadvantaged students see better Pattaya City Hall in conjunction with the Pattaya branch of the YWCA and Pattaya Sports Club recently organised a charity donation of glasses to needy students from the Pattaya area. President of the Pattaya YWCA, Khun Nittaya
Tournament to find the Football stars of tomorrow
Former Mayor of Pattaya City, Khun Niran Wattanasartsatorn, who is still a chief advisor to the present Mayor, recently attended the final day and closing ceremony of a football tournament that had taken place at the football fields in Soi Bankai. The tournament was a joint venture arranged by the Nongbuadaeng Community (South Pattaya), and the well respected Thongnark family, who continuously strive to encourage the youth
of Pattaya to take better care of their health and engage in more physical activities, and of course, keep away from the evils of drink and drugs. The tournament was also the ideal opportunity for talent scouts from around Thailand to take a look at the upcoming talent that is available throughout the Eastern Seaboard. The ‘Thongnark Football Cup’ was won by the Nong Bam Team who beat the Esarn Pa Team in the final to take away the cup and a cash prize.
National Youth Day celebrated in Pattaya
Patimasongkhro, together with members from the organisation and Pattaya Sports Club, met in the gymnasium of Pattaya School No. 11, to present 200 pairs of glasses to students from Pattaya School’s No. 8 and No. 11, Phothisamphan School
Kids design new TOT Phone Card
Thailand’s best known phone company, TOT, recently organised a drawing competition in conjunction with a Banglamung school under the banner of ‘Thai people love each other’. The competition was to discover a budding artist who would create a masterpiece for a new TOT phone card. In total 86 young artists took up the challenge, all very excited at taking part in such a high profile event. The first round took place on the 11th September, with ten finalists being chosen to participate in the final. The day of the finals arrived, and the top three were selected by a panel of judges. First prize, which consisted of 5,000 baht and a certificate, was awarded to Thepphithak Ninwan, a student in year
12 attending high school. Second prize, 3,000 baht cash and a certificate were awarded to another pupil from year 12, a girl this time, Sukanya Nuanmano. Third prize was awarded to a pupil from year 9, Patchadaporn Thaweephong, who received 2,000 baht, and a certificate as a prize. Each of the seven remaining finalists received 500 baht each for taking part. The competition was not only organised so the kids could show off their amazing talent, but to highlight to them the importance of a community without prejudice, be it colour of skin, colour of shirts, or gender. Thailand, along with the rest of the world, has to fight discrimination, so we can all live in harmony.
PBTA Meeting looks at ‘Road Shows’ to increase Tourism
The National Youth Day Thailand, which was first celebrated when the United Nations set 1985 as the International Youth Year, and has been marked on the 20th September in subsequent years, was this year chaired by the Governor of Chonburi, Khun Saynee Jitkasem, at a ceremony held at the ThaiBenja Business Administration Chonburi College, where certificates were presented to children who had proven to be good citizens. Altogether 580 children from 14 different schools were selected to receive certificates, these were students who had shown
exemplary behaviour and who it is believed will play a great part in helping to develop the country and economy in the future. The ceremony was to congratulate them and let them know that their good behaviour is not going unnoticed. The Governor stated that having so many young people here to collect their certificates proves that Thailand has an abundance of talented and well behaved children. He presented the certificates, congratulated the children and hoped that they would continue with their studies and good behaviour into their adult lives.
President of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, Khun Jamroon Wissawachaiyaphan, recently chaired the associations September meeting at the Green Park Hotel. Managing Director of Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Khun Saran Tantijamnan, suggested the
instigation of ‘Road shows’ that would allow Pattaya Tourist related businesses to take booths and display their merchandise or services to a wide range of tourists and local residents. He suggested that the event be staged around the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall and that this will not only
Vol. 9 No. 02 1 - 15 October 2009 Naklua, Phinjamwichasorn School, and Banglamung Industrial and Community Education College who have eye sight problems. On the day, the children had their eyesight checked, and on the 29th September, the team headed back to the gymnasium to make the presentation of the quality glasses. This is an annual event to try and help students from disadvantaged families within our community.
Mangrove trees monopolise Council Meeting
The Deputy Chairman of Pattaya City Council, Khun Urit Nanthasurasak, recently opened the September Council Meeting at Pattaya City Hall that was attended by City Hall Administrators and Council Members. Khun Issarin Boriboonnakom, Pattaya Council Member for Region 1, brought up the recent incident involving villagers from Naklua who had protested to City Hall Officials on the concrete canal that has started construction in the Nokkrayang Canal, Naklua. He voiced concerns that even though the City Hall wants to construct the canal to help improve the water system and solve the flooding issues, the removal of almost a thousand Mangroves, that have grown naturally for as long as anyone can remember, is too high a cost, and a solution must be found before construction is recommenced. The Mangroves are now part of the Naklua heritage. It was suggested that as most of the conservationists were not local residents, a
public hearing should be instigated to find out exactly what the local residents want, development of the water and flooding systems or conservation. Pattaya City Hall do not want the lives of the local residents to suffer because of the voices of people from far away, who do not have to live with the day to day problems. Naklua residents can use their voice to help the development of Pattaya City. The Deputy Mayor announced that he had personally been to the location to check out the problems for himself and listen to the local residents; he has reported to the Mayor that the construction should be slowed down until the wishes of local residents have been heard. He has been in talks with the Pattaya Engineering Division to see if there is a way to continue with the construction of the new canal and conserve the Mangrove trees. All concerned have promised to try and find a solution that will please all concerned.
promoter the mall, but will also stimulate other Pattaya businesses and bring a little colour back after the long economic problems. It was suggested that the event take place during the Chinese New Year celebrations in February 2010 and that it rotate around the 9 Central Department stores, with sufficient space of not less than 1,000 square metres. Members of the association thought it was a super idea as it will allow them to stage large road shows but without the huge expenses involved in hiring suitable locations. The main goal of the association
is to promote tourism to Bangkok and Pattaya and this will be a huge feather in their cap. Further discussions revolved around the upcoming ‘High Season’ and any problems that may evolve with water and electricity for such a huge influx of tourists. Representatives from the relevant utility companies were on hand to put everyone’s worries to rest. It was also announced that the Chinese-Hong Kong Business and Tourism Association, will shortly be visiting Pattaya to open trade and investment negotiations. by Thaksin
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Vegetarian Festival hits Bali Hai Pier 17th – 27th October
A Vegetarian Festival has been arranged by Pattaya City Hall and will take place at Bali Hai Pier between the 17th and 27th October. At a recent meeting at Pattaya City Hall, Deputy Mayor, Khun Wattana Jantarawaranon, chaired a meeting with representatives from the Boriboon Foundation, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Branch, and representatives from government and private organisations. Pattaya City Hall will provide a budget of 2 million baht to help stage the event and ensure it is a huge success.
The event will kick off on the 17th at 12.30pm with special ceremonies, and highlights of the event will include 9 Emperor's Friend Rice, Sculptured Lanterns, and a ceremony to invite the ‘Great
Chinese Movie Makers filming in Pattaya
The bestselling book in China in 2007, Du Lala, it held the number one slot for a period of 52 straight weeks, is being made into a movie, and the directors, actors and crew were recently welcomed to Pattaya, where some of the shooting will take place, by Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, the Director of TAT Eastern Seaboard, Khun Sansern Ngaorangsri, Khun Niti Khongkrut, Director of TAT Pattaya, along with many leading Pattaya dignitaries. The official welcome took place at the Sudtangrak Seafood Restaurant, Jomtien. The book is based around a person’s normal daily routine, being successful
at work, and falling in love with a foreigner who works at the same company, a huge favourite with Chinese teenage office workers. The movie is to be directed by famous actress Xu Jinglei, who will also take the leading roll, and includes a number of famous Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwanese actors and actresses. Pattaya was chosen as one of the major venues in the film because of such attractions as Jomtien Beach, Nongnooch Tropical Gardens, Pattaya Floating Market and the many four and five star hotels scattered around the city. Filming took place between the 8th and 22nd September. It is expected that when
Immortal Chinese Wizards’ from Chinese history to keep harmony over the event. Parades that will highlight the event will start at Bali Hai Pier, before proceeding along Walking Street, Beach Road, before turning right into Central Pattaya Road and end at the intersection with Pattaya Second Road, in front of the TOP’s Supermarket. Another parade will take place at the same time and they will all meet up in front of TOT, where they will get on buses and be shipped out to the Wat Sawang Fah Temple, Naklua, where a further parade will be led to Lan Pho Naklua.
released, the movie will bring a huge boost to the tourism market from Chinese nationals wanting to go to the same places as depicted on the silver screen. The movie is due to be released to the Chinese market in February 2010 to coincide with the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.
This is where the ceremony will take place to invite the ‘Grand Wizards’ and the famous making of the 9 Emperor's Fried Rice, which will then be distributed to 4,999 residents and tourists. The official press conference for the event will take place at the Alcazar Theatre, Pattaya Second Road, on the 8th October
at 2.00pm, where special performances will take place to highlight the event.
Everyone is invited to take part in the Pattaya Vegetarian Festival 2009.
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‘Father of Modern Medicine’ celebrated on Prince Mahidol Day
SBI KTV Asia Karaoke Competition A Karaoke competition recently took place at the SBI KTV Asia Karaoke Bar located in North Pattaya Road. It attracted many competitors and a large audience who cheered for their favourites. The competition was aimed at attracting more people into the bar by highlighting the massive interest that Karaoke still has over the Thai community. There were a number of prizes for the
winning singers and a great night’s entertainment was enjoyed by both the singers
and the spectators. The first prize consisted of a cash prize of 5,000 baht plus
Ago-Go worker discovered dead after severe beating In the early hours of the morning recently Pattaya Police were notified of the dead body of a Ago Go worker who had been discovered on the second floor of the Danish Royal Inn located in Soi VC, South Pattaya Road. Arriving on the scene police officers entered the room, which had every electrical device switched on and the windows fully open, and the body of the murdered girl, who was later identified as Miss Buaphan Praphuangphan, aged 35-40 years, who was the occupant and worked as an Ago-Go dancer. She was discovered with a blanket covering her face, which when removed, revealed that her face and head had been badly beaten and she had received numerous wounds from a sharp object being repeatedly stabbed into her left eye. Police believe that she had been dead for at least two days before her body was discovered and the room showed signs of a major fight having taken place before
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the murder. Despite numerous empty bottles of whisky and beer littering the room, officers could not find the objects that had been used to batter and stab the victim. A good friend of the dead woman, Miss Noi, told the officers that the two women worked together at the Fun Room Ago-Go Bar in Soi 15, Walking Street, she had not shown up for work for two days, and becoming concerned, Miss Noi had repeatedly tried to ring her and finally come to the flat to find out what the problem was. Hearing the TV, and still getting no answer, fearing the worse, she explained the problem to hotel staff who used a pass key, and the grisly discovery was made. They then notified the police. Miss Noi explained to the officers that the dead girl had been seeing a Thai man, aged around 40, who collected garbage around the Fishing Bridge, just before Walking Street, on Beach Road South Pattaya. They had enjoyed a stormy romance and Miss Noi doesn’t think the police will have
trophy and certificate, with the second prize of 1,500 baht in cash and a certificate and third prize 1,000 baht and a certificate. Each of the contestants put their heart and soul into their performance and it was a very hard job for the judges to pick a winner. The audience, judges, delegates and members of the local media all had a great night at the fun filled SBI KTV Asia Karaoke Bar.
to look too far to discover the murderer. In an update: Police have succeeded in tracking down the boyfriend who was the main suspect in the murder enquiry. The suspect, Khun Pratuang (Dam) Yukkaewlamun, aged 39, originally from the Surin province, was arrested still in possession of the deceased’s mobile phone and Siam Commercial Bank Debit Card. He quickly confessed to the murder explaining that he had been seeing the dead lady occasionally, on the morning when the murder took place, they had been arguing about the number of men she was sleeping with for money. The argument escalated into her abuse of his hard earned cash, she was always spending it recklessly on drink, drugs, or other non essential items. One thing led to another and a physical fight broke out, however, in his anger, he hit her over the head with a pestle that he had been using to make Papaya Salad, until she shut up and stopped fighting. Realising that he had killed her, he grabbed her valuables and made good his escape. The man will have his day in court in the near future.
Celebrations for Mahidol Day, usually held on the 24th September, were celebrated early at the ‘Avenue’ Shopping Mall on Pattaya Second Road, on the evening of the 22nd. Director of the Bangkok Research Centre, Deputy Professor Doctor Cherdsak Theerabut, officially opened the event by laying a garland of flowers in front of a portrait of Prince Mahidol’s. Invited dignitaries included Chairman of the event, Khun Marut Jirasetsiri, of the Chonburi Public Health Office, Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, together with many doctors, nurses and medical staff. The day’s events were organised by many private companies in conjunction
with Pattaya City Hall and the Faculty of Medicine at Burapha University. Prince Mahidol, our present Kings father, was born on the 1st January 1892 and sadly passed away on the 24th September 1929 at Sapathum Palace due to kidney and liver problems. The Prince was regarded as the ‘Father of Modern Medicine’ and public health
Argument leads to rock through windscreen Pattaya Police recently received a report from a British National, Mr. Patrick Alan, aged 38, that following an altercation, a large rock had been thrown at his car, fortunately with no injuries. Arriving on the scene the officers were met by Mr. Alan who explained the events that had led up to the throwing of the rock. Mr. Alan had driven his Honda Jazz from his home in Soi Bongkot to the Big C Shopping Centre in South Pattaya, on his way home, heading along South Pattaya Road, he almost collided with two young men on a motorcycle, who were driving along the wrong side of the road to make a turn. Slamming his brakes on, he
complained to the young men, they stopped the bike and curses were exchanged until Mr. Alan got out of his car, however, no blows were exchanged, and frustrated,
Mr. Alan got back in his car to continue his journey. Around 1Km from where the argument had taken place, Mr. Alan was aware that the two young men were back beside him on their bike, they suddenly produced a rock, about the size of a coconut, and
Jewellery Store owner robbed at her home The Banglamung Police were recently notified by a jewellery store owner that she had been robbed at her home on the Bansuansai Village, Banglamung Soi 39/3. Upon arrival officers were met by Mrs. Uthaiwan Denjaroen, the victim, who owns a jewellery store in Carrefour Shopping Centre Pattaya. Whilst still in a great deal of shock, she explained to the officers that she lived with her husband, Khun Ariya Nawinnatham, a Genaral Court Chief for Region 2, Rayong, who had not arrived home from work yet. She explained that she would close her stall at 10.00pm each evening and drive home with the jewels in her Toyota Camry. Tonight as she had arrived
home she had used the remote to automatically open her house gates and drive in, the jewels were beside her on the passenger seat. As she walked over to close the gates, she was suddenly run at by two white Arabian looking men, aged around 30-35, skinny,
and about 1.8 metres tall. They pushed her to the ground and one of the men held her there why his colleague, who seemed to know exactly what he was looking for, and where they would be, made his way
within the Kingdom. On the anniversary of what would have been his 100th birthday, he was acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), for his great contributions and work in the public health sector. A statue of the Prince is erected at the Siriraj Hospital where further celebrations took place on the 24th. smashed it through his driver’s side front windscreen, before speeding off in the direction of Pattaya Third Road. Despite a description of the two young men and their motorcycle being radioed out to other officers, they could not find any sign of them, officers believing that they had decided to lie low for a while. Police put the incident down to an act of aggravated revenge, rather than a mischievous act, and the young men will be severely dealt with when found. Last year several incidents of rocks being thrown at moving vehicles had been reported in central Thailand, some with tragic results, and police hope the craze is not about to start in Pattaya. Police will make further investigations in order to arrest the two violent and dangerous young men. to the car and collected the bag containing the jewels. They left through the gate just as quickly as they had arrived. Mrs. Uthaiwan was too afraid to try and follower the two attackers and ran to the house shouting for help. Unfortunately her neighbours were already asleep so she called the police herself. A short time later her husband returned to the house and after talking to the police for their assistance in trying to bring the robbers to justice and get their property returned, asked those reporters attending not to take pictures as he did not want the event to become a major news story. Police officers are very confident that they will be able to bring the robbers to justice, they have fingerprints from the car and CCTV footage from the store where they believe the robbers had had the lady under surveillance for quite some time.
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A Sunday in the country place
On September 13, a beautiful Sunday in the fall, Creperie Suzette created a rustic country buffet on behalf of the French speaking people expat club of Pattaya the ” Club Ensemble”. Thanks to the support of The Village’s management the event was held in the harmonious tropical gardens of the shopping center, with rustic bridges spanning pools populated with a variety of water lilies, including some rare species and surrounded by tropical plants and many ancient trees. A wooden stairway allows attaining a balcony from which the view on this exotic garden helps for taking beautiful pictures. Créperie Suzette associated to the Club Ensemble for this event “enticement and greediness" jointly invited more than 70 assorted guests under the inner courtyard. Usually, Creperie Suzette offers an extensive choice of savory or sweetened crepes, as well as fine delicatessens presented with talent. Exceptionally for this special occasion, after the aperitifs, more than 18 different dishes were presented to the guests. Pork products opened the
party with a wide choice of “pâtés”, “rillettes”, “mortadelle”, various hams, and smoked chicken breast, followed by BBQ sausages, blood sausages, delicious mini burger of beef and chicken. At the same time the hot dishes were unveiled to the starved offering rice seafood, spinach “à la crème” with bacon and four delicious essential Thai dishes. Several salads, beetroot, cauliflower, potato salad, asparagus “vinaigrette” etc… During the whole lunch, a large selection of succulent French wine was provided to the guest, by '' Thai French Wine'' while Creperie Suzette offered a dry and sweet Normandy cider. A fruit selection and individual pastries made by Dome Cake finished the banquet. But how this was possible? How can we eat 18 different
New Government Training Project to retrain workers
A recent Government Training Program, the ‘Ton Kla Occupational Project’, is aimed at developing existing skills and retraining personnel for new opportunities within the workplace. With endeavours to help workers in the present economic meltdown and ensure there is sufficiently
trained personnel for open job vacancies, the governments training program offers expert tuition, especially for workers contemplating returning to their home communities. They can become an integral part of their community and teach others the skills they acquire on the government
dishes as in the time of Louis the 14th, and especially to this price!!! It was not a matter of commerce but rather an operation of enticement and tasting simply to make known The Village and its numerous attractions. We treated ourselves, all enjoyed this party and it was late when the last guest lived the place. At 3km of Pattaya is located a haven of peace, offering charm and tranquility, in beautiful surroundings with generous nature and beautiful flowers, this is '' The Village Shopping Center''. When you are nearby stop, park and take a walk in the tropical gardens, pass on the wooden bridges and if you arrive to Creperie Suzette, taste a crepe or two with a glass of cider, after this life will be different. project. This will help to increase the competitiveness of the country on both national and international levels and add large value to the economic environment of local communities. The project offers training in the following categories, 1. Agriculture and processing 2. Production 3. Services and Tourism 4. Trade and Economic Sufficiency 5. Computer and Administration 6. Transport and logistics 7. Construction Always a company to improve the qualifications of their workforce, the Mantra Pura Resort Pattaya, recently invited their workers to participate in an English Language Course, and 40 of their staff took up the
Katesiri Beauty School of Pattaya celebrates another year of completed courses The Katesiri Beauty School of Pattaya has for many years been providing courses for Pattaya beauticians to keep then up-to-date with the latest technologies and
for the underprivileged. The Katesiri Beauty School of Pattaya was recognised for all their community work when they received a special award from the Ministry of
achievement by the school and the many students who take part in a wide range of courses. The school organised a special party at the new Day Night Hotel to congratulate the students who completed this years courses, the sixth run by the school. Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, was guest
styles, along with their well established courses for young ladies looking for a career in the beauty industry. The teachers at the school train new and existing beauticians to the highest possible standards and to give experience to their students, a lot of good is done throughout the local community, with free sessions
Education back in 2008. The present courses which began last year saw 72 students enrolled across the board, and recently the school was the venue when 50 students received certificates for successfully completing their courses. The day’s presentations were seen as another significant
of honour and presented special awards to 14 of the students. The presentation and party was attended by many local dignitaries and with fashion shows, Miss Popularity contest, Miss Sexiest 2009 contest, etc. a fun filled evening was enjoyed by all.
challenge. Most of the staff who took part in the course had direct contact with customers and included receptionists, technicians, cleaning staff, etc. On the completion of the course, pictures were taken to mark the occasion.
First ‘Carp’ Fish Competition a great success The 19th September saw the Mayor of Chonburi Provincial Administration, Khun Witthaya Khunplome, welcome people from around the world at the official opening of Pattaya’s first ever ‘Carp Fish Contest’. The event took place at Underwater World Pattaya and dignitaries included the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Branch, Khun Niti Khongkrut, and Managing Director of Underwater
World, Khun David Wong. The event attracted Carp fish breeders and keepers from around the Kingdom and the contest was divided into nine famous Japanese breeds. The competition was judged by three famous carp fish specialists especially flown in from Japan, Mr. Kentaro Sakai from Sakai Koi Farm, Mr. Daisuke Maeda from Momotaro Koi Farm, and Mr. Max Ng from Max Koi Farm.
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Police Officers recently received a report that three men had stolen a mobile phone from a victim behind Pattaya Park, and that one of the men was still hanging around the beach area, police quickly made their way to the location. Arriving at the scene, the police team witnessed a young man acting suspiciously, and upon talking to him discovered he was called ‘A’, and was aged 16. He dismissed any accusation that he may have been involved in a robbery; however, police did not believe him and took him to the station. When the victim, Khun Thanachai Porntha, aged 26, arrived and positively identified him as one of the robbers, he quickly changed his story, confessed
to the robbery, and led officers to the mobile phone which had been hidden under one of the deck chairs on the beach. He was questioned about his accomplices and this quickly led to their apprehension whilst they were hanging around the Bali Hai Pier area. They were identified as Pharkphoom Kaewkongphan, aged 23, from the Udon Thani province, and Jatuphol Aree, aged 20, from the Rayong province, all confessed to the charges. The victim explained that as he had waited for a friend to finish work, the three young men had approached him and robbed him of his mobile phone. The three will now have their day in court. by Somboon
This is the type of robbery that does not happen every day in Pattaya. In the early hours of the morning, at around 5.00am, a Thai lady, Miss Prapha Khanwichai, aged 24, and her foreign husband, Mr. Paddy Keiil, aged 38, a British National, were driving home from a night out in Walking Street when they came upon a group of teenagers fighting in the middle of the road outside the X-Zyte Discotheque on Third Road. Miss Prapha explained to the officers that as they had been making their way home on their motorcycle they had come across the teenagers fighting in the street, her husband, in an attempt to get past the mob, slowed the bike and began to pass the
teenagers, however, maybe believing that they were trying to run into them, the gang grabbed the couple from their bike and proceeded to give them a beating. They both received substantial bruising to their bodies, whilst Mr. Keill received the worst damage having been kicked in the face resulting in a bad nose bleed. After the beating the youths stole her handbag, which they then left at the side of the road, containing 2,000 baht and a mobile phone, and fled. Miss Prapha, who got a good look at their faces and believes she could easily identify them again, gave a description to the police, but no trace of them could be found. Police will continue with the investigation.
The Police and Fire Departments recently joined forces to attend a fire that had broken out at the Wattanaporn Curtain Shop building on Pattaya-Naklua Road, after receiving the report they quickly made their way to the location. Arriving at the scene, a three storey building located near the Naklua Market, they discovered that the ground floor was used as a shop and offices, whilst the other two floors were used as workers accommodation. The ground floor was well ablaze with curtains and important documents when the emergency services arrived, fortunately by this stage, the 20 workers living upstairs, had all made their escape,
and residents from adjacent properties, were making repeated trips to empty their properties of valuables, in case the worst should happen. It took approximately 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The curtain company was owned by Khun Somkiat Maneephithaksanti, aged 65, and at the time of the fire the shop had been closed because of a holiday. Staff living upstairs had smelt smoke and discovered that it came from the locked shop, they quickly notified the police. The damage was estimated to be in excess of a million baht and Fire Investigators will see if they can establish how the fire started. by Somboon
NEWS Bag snatcher got more Lottery vendor seriously than he bargained for beaten up and robbed
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The Pattaya Police Department were recently informed that a teenager had snatched a bag from a resident in front of Jomtien Nivate Village, Thappraya Road, and was being chased by onlookers. The police received the report that the robber, riding his black Honda Wave motorcycle, was heading towards Pattaya Third Road. They quickly set up a road block, which caused the young man to crash, and attempt a further escape on foot. But to no avail, local residents quickly caught up with him, and before the police could stop them, they gave the young man a good beating, no doubt to teach him the error of his ways. He received some nasty injuries. The culprit was identified as 26 year old Wisanu Kongmanrue, who had only been released from prison two
months ago, after conviction for bag snatching. When caught he was found to be still in possession of the stolen bag, belonging to Miss Wilaiwan Thanuchatu, aged 34, which only contained her identification and some cosmetics, nothing of any value. He quickly admitted his crime, probably so the police didn’t give him back to the lynch mob, and admitted that he had already performed a similar crime that day. However, on his first snatch, he lost his balance and dropped the belongings all over the road; he decided that he would probably have better luck this time. At the police station it was discovered that he did not own the motorcycle, it had previously been stolen, and police will make further enquiries before adding additional charges to his crime sheet.
The Banglamung Police Department recently received a report from a witness that someone was being beaten with a metal pole, in broad daylight in a public place, and needed immediate assistance. Police quickly arrived at the scene in Soi Pranpo, Noenplabwan, to discover a pool of blood next to a board covered in lottery tickets, close by was a metal pole covered in blood. Local residents stated that the poor lottery ticket seller had already been transferred to the Banglamung Hospital to receive emergency treatment. The culprit had fled towards Sukhumvit Road and police quickly followed, another
officer mad his way to the hospital to see the vendor. Witnesses stated that the robber, a male aged around 30 years and 160cm to 170cm, had pretended to buy a lottery ticket from the vendor. When he thought the coast was clear, he suddenly made a grab for the vendor’s money bag, however, the vendor resisted and fought back. The robber then picked up a metal pole that had been lying close by, and beat the vendor around the head and face until he released his hold on the money. The police have taken finger prints from the pipe and are hopeful that it will lead to a conviction. by Nana
Newly wed couple have new house broken into
Staff caught selling alcohol to underage girl
Whilst Police Major Seerathat Jaemjamrat, an Inspector with the Children and Women Protection Centre, Region 2, was recently making a withdrawal from an ATM at a Family Mart Store in Soi Bongkot, South Pattaya, he was disturbed to witness what appeared to be a staff member blatantly selling alcohol, two bottle of Leo Beer, to a young lady who he believed was under 18 years old, the minimum age to buy alcohol. Quickly finishing his
transaction he entered the store and spoke to the young customer and store staff. It transpired that the staff member, Khun Wuthinan Tuenthammahong, aged 19, was indeed guilty of selling alcohol to the young lady, Miss Tangmo, who was only 15 years old. The officer believed that this was a regular occurrence as the staff member, with no regard for the law, had openly sold the alcohol to the young lady, despite the officer looking in through the window.
Pattaya Police Station recently had a visit from Miss Noy Khamjaroendap, aged 29, and her foreign husband, Mr. Hanninen Sami Antero, aged 35, from Finland. They wished to report that their recently purchased two storey house in Soi Arunothai, Pattaya, had been broken into and robbed. They explained to the officers that they had only recently moved into the house after they were married. They had left the property at around 9.00pm and returned later to find that burglars, breaking in through the roof, had gone from room to room stripping them of anything of any
value. The whole house had been turned upside down. Most of the valuables were taken from the bedroom and included 50,000 baht in cash, a diamond ring with a value of 45,000 baht, one thousand Euros in cash, a gold necklace with a heart locket worth 23,000 baht and a digital camera worth 5,000 baht, a total in excess of 400,000 baht. The police have made a report on the burglary and officers have taken fingerprints at the scene. It is believed that a minimum of two people were involved and the police will make further investigations.
The young girl was taken to the police station, warned on the dangers of drinking alcohol at such a young age and she was given an official warning not to do it again. However, things will not be so easy for the staff member, he was taken to the station and charged with selling
alcohol to a person under the age of 18. Police Major Seerathat Jaemjamrat, hopes the arrest will send out a warning to convenience staff around the city that selling alcohol to underage children will not be tolerated. by Somboon
Student almost burnt in truck
Opposite Underwater World was recently the location of a report submitted to Pattaya Police, that a truck was in flames in the middle of the Sukhumvit Road. Police, along with emergency personnel, were quickly on the scene and discovered a Mitsubishi pickup truck on fire. It appeared the back of the truck, which had been fitted out with huge speakers in the latest fashion, caught fire whist the driver was heading along Sukhumvit Road. Fire-fighters used two vehicles to bring the blaze
under control, in around 10 minutes, and fortunately before it spread to the cab of the truck. Fire forensic officers were able to discover that the fire had started at the junction where the speakers were connected to the battery. The owner of the truck, Khun Kraisak Supornkulrungrueng, a student at the Technic Sattahip School, explained that he had been on his way home to Nongprue when the fire suddenly started. He only just got out of the truck in time, and considered himself very lucky.
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Why American Expats Shouldn’t Keep Their Investments in the US
Come and hear John Sheehan, ex-Executive Director – Europe, Lehman Brothers, talk about the last days and the collapse of global banking giant and what’s changed one year later. Also speaking will be American, Louis Zuckerbraun, Partner, swisspartners – Wealth Management, talking on US-compliant offshore investment opportunities.
BUSINESS NEWS Royal Enfield Seeks Distributors and Parts Suppliers in South East Asia
* Light-snacks and drinks will be served at both events. Swisspartners Insurance Company Swisspartners Insurance Company, founded in 1995, is part of a major State-owned Bank and Financial Services organization. The company has provided US-compliant portfolios and Annuities from its inception and is a leader in the global Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) business. Swisspartners Insurance Company is an A-Rated (AM Best) insurance company and offers specific fiduciary services to private clients. www.swisspartners.com IRS Compliant Products From a US perspective, it has long been viewed favorably by the US, including the IRS. A structured policy holding assets is currently not viewed as a foreign bank account; it is not a trust and not a Controlled Foreign Corporation. Key benefits Tax Effective Deferral or elimination of Capital Gains, Income and Gift taxes to beneficiaries. Possible elimination of Inheritance Tax. Potential for Higher Investment Returns Can accept assets that can grow significantly in value, such as hedge funds, shares of privately held companies, real estate and Intellectual Property (patents for example), along with traditional liquid assets such as stocks, bonds and cash. Principal Protection Policies are held in Segregated Portfolios and therefore retain their value irrespective of the solvency of the original insurance company. Partners and Service Providers PriceWaterhouseCoopers: Corporate and Group Auditors Baker & McKenzie: Provides technical and legal support pertaining to products and US law Maples and Calder: Provides technical and legal support pertaining to products and Cayman Islands law AM Best: Financial Rating Agency MBMG Group MBMG was established in 1995, to provide specialist financial planning, investment and legal advice to foreign individuals and businesses in Asia. Its core business is financial planning and investment advice, MBMG also has a professional mortgage department, as well as its expert insurance and corporate solutions services. www.mbmginternational.com
RoyalEnfield, manufacturers of the renowned range of Bullet motorcycles, lead by Dr.Venki Padmanabhan, Chief Operating Officer has launched a Discovery Days road show at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort to source Thai parts suppliers and distributors. As the Company today offers a
variety of models catering to the needs of traditional segments, the enthusiasts and more recently the urban youth. The Company with accreditations under its belt meet the stringent norms of the western world, also has several products for the global market.
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Make Up Store launching new skin product Make Up Store launching new skin product which is suit with people who concern about wrinkle, Age Perfect Serum. A serum especially made for mature skin. The serum contains Tripeptide 5 that reduces wrinkles and fine lines. With firming and moisturizing qualities, the serum leaves your skin with a silky smooth and tightened feeling. The light formula is easily absorbed and for best result, use twice a day together with any of Make Up Stores day or night crèmes. This is the best solution for wrinkle without surgery. You can try it now at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
AeroStatus Is Now Available in Multiple Languages
The Avenue Residence
Almost there! The final stages of completion are well underway at The Avenue Residence and some of the buyers are in their rooms almost daily with tape measures in their hands and colour schemes in their minds ready for their moving in dates. The development is already 75% sold before construction is completed, a good sign for the developers, The Nova Group, and also a justice to them, they obviously got it right! Once you take a look around the Avenue Residence you will see for yourself that it is a modern town development with unit sizes that make sense and give buyers great value for their money. The building is designed with safety and convenience in mind, and all units have balconies and large windows to maximize airflow and lighting. At the Avenue Residence you can simply step out of your room and find they are making sure you have everything on your door step with facilities including a 15 meter pool, an extensively equipped gym, lifts, restaurant, beauty parlor and massage service. They also have underground parking
and three luxury lobbies (one for each building) with 24hour security. There are three room sizes at The Avenue Residence, a 46.61 sqm 1 bedroom, a 44.76 sqm 1 bedroom and a 34.45 sqm Studio. All of the rooms include a Free Kitchen, Free Air Conditioning and Free luxury bathroom. All are finished to a very high standard with quality tiling and fittings. View the on-site showrooms just to see what can be done with a little bit of imagination, they look truly stunning. The location too is superb at The Avenue Residence, you could simply not ask for a better down town location. They are situated at the rear entrance to the popular Avenue shopping complex, incorporating a Cinema Multiplex, A bowling Alley, The famous Villa Supermarket, as well as various Bars, Restaurants and shops. They are also only 500 meters from Royal Garden Plaza Shopping Center and the not forgetting the Beach which is also only 500 meters away. With such great amenities all within walking distance, you can be sure your investment will return you high yields.
AeroStatus, the world’s largest provider of free flight status information to mobile phones using text messages or email, is now providing flight information in ten languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Greek, Chinese and Japanese. AeroStatus became the world’s preferred source of such flight information for several reasons: - the service works anywhere in the world # - AeroStatus is provided free of charge to all its users. - there is just one number to remember - AeroStatus is extremely simple to use. Anybody who knows how to send a simple text message (SMS) or email can use it - information is provided about virtually any flight in the world. AeroStatus constantly monitors flights connecting thousands of airports around the world - only one request is needed to receive automatic flight status alerts. “AeroStatus was born out of a frustration with the way current flight information is obtained,” says Vladimir
Spirin, President and CEO of AeroStatus Corporation. “Usually people call airports or airlines or go online to get flight information, which is costly, especially when roaming, takes a lot of time, and is sometimes not possible at all due to language barriers. Even with all the advances in mobile communication technology, most people found it difficult and inconvenient to get even basic information like the time of departure or arrival or details of any delays as there was no single source of information. We created AeroStatus to change this situation forever. AeroStatus re-defined the way people get flight information. No more wasting time and money use your mobile phone to get flight status information instantly, about virtually any flight, anywhere in the world, in your preferred language. For free! Just send a text message (SMS) or email with the flight number to the single AeroStatus number and all the relevant information is instantly delivered to your mobile device.” Website: www.aerostatus.com
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Centara scoops four awards in online travel magazine poll
Centara Hotels & Resorts has won four awards for different hotel properties within the group from SmartTravelAsia. com, the region’s only dedicated online travel magazine. Winners of the Best of Travel Poll 2009 were voted for by worldwide readers and users of the website. Centara Grand at CentralWorld received an Award for Excellence and was named as one of the Top 25 Conference Hotels in Asia. Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui and Sofitel Centara Grand Resort and Villas Hua Hin were both placed in the Top 25 Leisure Hotels category, and both won an Award for Excellence. Sofitel Centara Grand Resort and Villas Hua Hin also won another Excellence Award, being named as one of the Top 25 Spa Hotels in Asia. The awards were presented to Centara Hotels & Resorts by Vijay Verghese, editor of SmartTravelAsia.com. “We feel this is exceptionally good brand recognition for the Centara name,” said Gerd Steeb, president of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “It was only in June 2007 that we rebranded and since that time we have worked hard
Suthikiati Chirathivat (4th left), Chairman of the Executive Board of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (CENTEL) receives 4 awards from Vijay Verghese (3rd right), Editor of Smart Travel Asia online magazine, in the publication’s Best of Travel Poll 2009. Centara Grand at Central World was awarded as one of the Top 25 Conference Hotels in Asia, Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin and Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui were voted as being amongst the Top 25 Leisure Hotels, and Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin was named as one of the Top 25 Spa Hotels.
From left are Ferry Tjahjono-Director of Sales Bangkok Convention Centre of Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Vijay Verghese, Mr.Michel HornGeneral Manager of Centara Grand at CentralWorld, From left are Vijay Verghese, Mr. Chris Temsiri Kidchob-Director of Convention Centre of Bailey-Senior Vice President for Sales & Centara Grand at CentralWorld and Robert MaurerMarketing, Centara Hotels & Resorts and Mr. Gerd Loeffler- Resident Manager of Centara Grand at Steeb-President of Centara Hotels & Resorts CentralWorld
to develop and position the Centara Hotels & Resorts name, while at the same time increasing the number of our properties to its present level of twentythree.” Chris Bailey, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts, said
New Kasikorn Credit Card Promotion
The Kasikorn Bank is planning a new package for those who are using their credit cards in Pattaya, which will be similar to their existing Bangkok based “Smart Dine by K-Bank” offers. This scheme has now greatly expanded and extends to hotels, spas and other service industries, with discounts, coupons, special privileges, vouchers
Suthikiati Chirathivat and Vijay Verghese
and many other benefits. In Bangkok forty restaurants originally offered these Kasikorn credit card users extra discounts ranging from 5% up to a huge 50%, so they will bring you further information as their plans near completion. See their website at www. kasikornbankgroup.com where it is also promoted as”Lifestyle on Demand”.
that winning four awards from SmartTravelAsia. com, which has such a powerful online presence, is enormously encouraging
for the group’s marketing division. “The past few years have seen a tremendous volume of travel and hospitality
Bangkok Airways & Samui Airport ranked in the World’s Top Ten
Recently, Bangkok Airways’ Sumalee Chaitientong (centre), Corporate Communications Director and Songkrot Palakawong Na Ayuthaya, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager (right) received
“Best Airports Worldwide” and “Best Cabin Service Worldwide” certificate following an annual “Best Asian Travel Brand 2009” poll surveyed by one of Asia’s forefront online travel magazine, Smart Travel Asia.
industry business moving onto the internet, and this trend will continue,” he said. “For us as a group, raising our online profile is vital and the four awards will certainly help us with
this in a very positive way.” For more information and reservations, please contact tel 02 101 1234 ext. 1 or email to reservations@ chr.co.th or visit our website at http://www. centarahotelsresorts.com
AROUND PATTAYA Lexus Group Department XCO World Champion 2009 visits AMARI Orchid Resort & Tower
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Asia’s Funniest Hypnotists
Lexus Group Department, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. led by Mr. Sunchai Trichit, General Manager and its three Authorized Dealers jointly organized a luxurious test-driving activity letting prospective customers to experience the perfection of all Lexus Models; RX 450h, RX 350, IS 250, GS 300 and LS 460L at Bira International Circuit, Pattaya.
Hotel Inspection Elite Women Cross-Country World Champion of 2009 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Ms. Irina Kalentieva (centre), was warmly welcomed on a recent stay at the luxurious 5-Star Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya.
Rockin’ Learning Mrs. Nattawadee Wuthisawas , Assistant Director of Sales The Montien Hotel, Pattaya hosted a welcome dinner at Verandah (Coffee shop) for Agents & Media FAM Trip from Belarus in cooperation with Discovery Holidays Co.,Ltd on educational and inspection trip at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya.
Promoting the Pattaya Cross Bay Swim
At the recent Jesters Fair, the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya used their stall to promote the 6th Pattaya Cross Bay Swim, which will take place on Sunday 15 NOV 2009. The money raised at this event is used for RCJP Children's Fund projects. More sponsors and swimmers wanted. Full details can be found on www.crossbayswim.com or by ringing Graham Hunt-Crowley on 08 1340 8852
The General Manager of the ‘Hard Rock Hotel’, George Hazard (sitting in the centre), was recently guest of honour at a presentation by the ‘Melisa Cosgrove’ Foundation, led by Mrs. Tracy Cosgrove (standing in the centre). The celebrations were to mark the arrival of qualified English Teachers, Ms. Alexandra Clare Marshall, Ms. Jemma Kathryn Taylor, Ms. Beth Nicholson and Ms. Launa Marie Doyle, who had recently flown in from England. The teachers have been flown in to help with teaching in the area and create an English learning environment. This year, the schools chosen to benefit from this unique experience are the Baan Hin Wong School and the Baan Amphur School. All the students are in for a fantastic learning experience.
Mike Fashion Show with their stunning Summer Collection
The well attended Mike Fashion Show took place on the 19th September on the first floor of the store with some stunning garments from their summer collection. CEO of the Mike Group, Khun Surat Mekhavarakul, welcomed everyone to the event and advised them that discounts of between 30 and 80% are available throughout the store for the entire month.
Two famous hypnotists, American Don Spencer, and Rodney Pattison, put on a Hypnosis Shows at the Dusit-D2, and these shows were great fun as the whole audience could participate, and have just as much fun as the people on stage. Upstairs at the Dusit-D2 from 9.30 pm was a great hour of hilarious happenings, and if you wanted to learn more about self hypnosis, then Don and Rodney ran a self hypnosis course in the Dusit-D2 meeting room the following day.
Wolf Blass Wine Dinner 27th October 2009 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar Prepare to be tempted by exquisite South Australian wine in the latest Global Exploration Wine Dinner on 27th October at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Produced from first-class grapes which are perfected in the ideal climate of South Australia and picked by the hands of dedicated passionate winemakers, Wolf Blass has had a long and proud history of making award winning wines of outstanding quality, character and consistency. Experience the velvet texture and delicate scent of these refined wines, coupled with Chef Supachai’s gastronomic creations that delight! Swirl the glass, clink together and toast to another fabulous wine dinner at only 2,500Bah+ per person.For reservations and more info, call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email an enquiry & be sure to visit www.mantra-pattaya.com
Final Party for Jesters Charity
The Jesters Motorcycle Club rounded off their fine “Care for Kids”charity fund raising effort with a lively party at Jameson’s Pub in North Pattaya. There was an enormous amount of prizes to be won, (even including a new motorbike), with lucky numbers and raffle draws from Jameson’s big barrel, and as well as this the auction of donated items made it a huge success. This had an even larger attendance than last year and it was a fun filled night of buffet food washed down with drinks and the good company of all who attended. The profits from the “Care for Kids” Charity Fair itself were 331,000 baht, and together with donations it amounted to 6-million baht, with major “Diamond Sponsors” being Glencore International and The Jakolope Open. Funds raised from the Jameson’s wind up charity party could push the amount raised up towards last year’s total, even with the present economic climate.
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-5 Ice Presents ‘Bollywood’ India’s ‘Bollywood’ film industry has gone from being a small industry to what is the biggest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually, which far exceeds any other film producing nation. Pattaya’s -5 Ice bar invited Indian stage performers and singers from Bangkok on two consecutive nights to put on a show, which was held in the trendy disco style bed / sit section. Here guests can either sit or recline for the total relaxation and shows got underway late in the evening to allow the performers time to travel, and this also suited our local business people.
Tourist Police show us how to do Aerobics
Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, was recently the guest of honour to chair the opening of the ‘Tourist Police Aerobics Marathon’ at Pratamnak Hill, together with the official unveiling of the Aerobics Lawn. Other guest of honour included the Deputy Police Inspector of the Tourist Police, Pattaya Tourist Volunteers, Members of the Pattaya Tourist Police Aerobics Club, as well as other invited Aerobic Club’s and Aerobic Dance Lovers from around the city. The Tourist Police have instigated the Aerobics Club in an effort to show a good example to local residents and encourage them to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
‘The Avenue’ hosts Pattaya Press
Not the Real Deal
At the ‘Bakery and Coffee Show’ inside the Pattaya Beach Road’s Central-Festival complex, important guests were given some “freebies’ that included this delicious looking pre-packed hamburger. It looked and felt like the real thing, just nice to go with your coffee, but Miss Supinda from the Public Relations Department in our City Hall, soon “sussed out” that this was a clever imitation, and in fact was a free notepad.
Professor Guiseppe on Rhetoric Dr. Giuseppe’s recent talk at the “North Star Library,” was titled “The Art of Rhetoric,” but was not just on ancient history, as he moved right up to the recent speech made by Libya’s President Gadaffi, to show how speeches effect different cultures in various ways. However, he also took attendees right back to ancient Greek, Latin and Roman ideologies, which are still the basis for modern day university education, and they taught the formula for successful speeches lay in teaching, moving passions and entertaining the crowd and saw speeches as a “War of Words.” Our Italian born Professor of Political Science, Dr. Giuseppe is a regular lecturer at local universities, and he is an extremely knowledgeable and expert lecturer, who can answer any questions on the spot. His next speech will be on the afternoon of 29th October at the North Star Library, on Sukhumvit in Central Pattaya (close to the Redemtress Centre), and will be titled “The Heritage of Greek Democracy,”
Recently staff in the Press industry was treated to an enjoyable party around the ground floor pond in ‘The Avenue’ and the food, drink and entertainment provided for the evening was excellent, so members had a relaxing evening talking amongst them and renewing old acquaintances. Many VIP guests attended in recognition of the valuable work that journalists do in exposing the truth, and keeping the public aware of events or changing situations in the community. Deputy Mayors, Khun Weerawat Kakhai and Khun Ronakit Ekasingh, plus Khun Chanyut Hengtrakul, from ‘Sophon Cable TV Network,’ all made speeches of appreciation as did The Avenue’s Shopping Centre Manager, Miss Pornpan Srisuthapan.
Charity Dance Show Planned For Pattaya
Khun Jane, who is Principal of the Pattaya Dance Studio School, has plans well on track for a Charity Dance Show at the Alcazar Entertainment Centre on Second Road in North Pattaya, (which is situated just before The Central Festival Complex). She says that all of her 140 dance students will participate in this event, which will consist of a variety of dance routines, including a variation of traditional Malaysian style and modern Jazz dancing as well. Many sponsors have already promised support, and this includes none other than Pattaya City Hall. This event will take place on Sunday 4th October, (most likely in the afternoon), and as Jane is a senior official in the YCWA there is no doubt that a lot of help will come from her fellow club members, who are all very dedicated to raising funds for charity work.
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by Peter Lloyd
Well, it certainly felt that way when I renewed my driving licence last week. Because it was just a simple licence renewal, I made the schoolboy error of assuming I had everything, and that this would be straightforward, and off I went with my missus to the licence department out by The Regent School in fairly high spirits. On arrival, they told me I needed a residence letter from immigration in Jomtien.
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To Hell and Back
I said ”look, here’s my one year visa, surely that’s enough”. No. It’s never enough when someone else can get some Baht out of you. So we had to come all the way back to Jomtien immigration, where I sat for a while, slowly collapsing under the crushing weight of real life. I admired some of the efficiencies in the immi gration office, such as the incredibly patient assistants and volunteers, who have to
deal with – I’m sorry to say - some incredibly stupid foreigners, some with extremely bad attitudes. After a half hour wait, and just before I got up and switched the TV off for them so they could work better, undisturbed by the rubbish blaring from it, I was dealt with, and told to come back the next day for the paper I needed. So, the next day, back to the immigration I went, got my paper, no problem,
and off I went to the licence centre again, where, after a long hot wait, I had to sit a colour blind test and a pedal reactions test that I still don’t quite understand. We then spent an hour reading the Thai equivalent of the Highway Code, which was a useful refresher of road signs for me. Unfortunately the other 5 people with me were not native English speakers and they spent the hour fanning themselves or stifling their
yawns with it, or using it to hide them sending covert SMS messages. Meanwhile the people in the greatest need of a refresher of road signs, road dangers and etiquette, the Thais, were all sitting watching a dopey dumbed down soap opera style informational video. And then, finally, we were finished. But not before some old foreigner idiot had sidled up to various officials and
given them 20 baht notes as tips, which I thought was misguided, embarrassing and inappropriate. No wonder so many Thais have such a poor impression of foreigners. And then, the only bright spot in 2 days of being trapped in Administrative Hell, I discovered the new licence is valid for TEN years, not five, as I had expected, so I don’t have to go through that again for a decade, assuming I haven’t been deported or killed by then.
entirely a 5 star resort, and this is the main reason why Walking Street and other bar areas will never be completely eradicated by high end developments. There simply isn’t enough money in that for those who feed on the beer bars, the go go bars and discos, and I suspect a sudden adherence to planning legislation and zoning would kick in if those interests were ever seriously threatened. Mind you, as I have said in the past, Walking Street is in less danger of going upmarket than downmarket, as it turns into a lower class Khaosan Road, with increasingly poor quality street entertainment and teenage gangs of bad break dancers sprawling in the dirt and fag ends as they try to tough guy dance in the middle of the street. Or the small guy (I won’t say dwarf) who dances around like a maniac much to the bemusement of Russian 7:11 boozers and other gawkers. But that’s for another column.
Widespread, tolerated, carried out on a massive scale, and at all levels, it seems corruption will never be completely eradicated from emerging economies such as Thailand’s, although I think it is one of the biggest problems underlying many of the festering political issues in the country today. Because it is so widespread and everyone is at it, nothing much changes from administration to administration, and individuals who should be doing their jobs for the good of the country are sidetracked in the search for personal enrichment. The results, such as the recent airport scams, make you realize how out of touch this voracious mentality is from the real world. And it is Thailand that suffers, not just from bad publicity, or the actual theft of the public’s money, but because many Thais refuse to pay taxes, not wanting to see them appropriated by officials. That means less money is collected for the public purse, and there is less to spend on schools and health and funding developments for poorer Thais. And it means further corruption is tolerated by those who have themselves benefited from it previously, which may account for why people are not prosecuted more for it. Only when
a result is required for political reasons do cases go to conviction. Many of the massive, well organized scams have gone uninvestigated or unpunished. Think of the recent school milk scandal, the huge longan (dried fruit) scandal of a couple of years ago, the CTX scanners at the airport, the duty free scams (and much else in that rotten place), the substandard tinned fish scandal a few months ago. There are so many of these scams that it would be difficult to know where to
start. It would be impossible to investigate them all and prosecute the wrongdoers as the court system would collapse, the jails would be bursting and the wheels of state would grind to a halt. If ever there was a Thai political party that was serious about stamping out corruption, and prosecuting offenders, I am convinced it would do well at the polls, and Thai culture, politics and the country would be wealthier, stronger and more respected because of it. Contact me at pattayatoday firstname.lastname@example.org
Following my Pattaya will build over its comments about “5 Star sleazy heartland, but there Pattaya” in my last column, is too much palm grease and I thought I would go and look at the few genuinely posh areas in the city. Apart from the one pre-eminently upscale district in Pattaya – the Royal Cliff/Sheraton area of Pratumnak Hill, it seems to me that there is only one other major new high end tourist area, developing along Pattaya Beach Road from Central Mall to the Dusit, which contains Central Mall and the A Wallet Emptying Shopping Mecca Hilton, the Holiday Inn, Amari, Northshore too many kickbacks at stake and many boutique high to allow the city to become quality hotels, bars and restaurants including Mantara, which are all firmly established in that area, gradually clustering towards the Dusit. In Central Mall the city now has a first rate Bangkok style, international standard shopping mall for high enders to unload their wallets in should they ever actually arrive in Pattaya. Some expats and The North Pattaya Trinity tourists worry that
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Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand: A National Survey of the Thai People. The Results. Dear Editor, In the 1st Sept “Nightmarch”, the writer speculated that an English man and woman caught filming in go-go bars had the intent of selling “sleazy footage” for a UK exposé of the Pattaya scene. I doubt it, as since UK laws barring nudity were dropped, Pattaya’s bars are tame in comparison to lap-dancing bars that have burgeoned across the country while pubs are closing. Your writer is from the Outback, I believe, so can be forgiven for not knowing that many daily UK newspapers make Pattaya’s girly magazines look like a kid’s comic, revealing why some men prefer Pattaya. In the article’s next tale, a reader grumbled because in certain bars he got no attention above drinks service from service staff. The article’s writer said the tale reflected other feedback, which suggests that although visitor numbers are down, some girls want an increase in quality of clientele. Many men who rely on the sex trade knock women who choose not to enter it or are choosey with clients, which is the opposite arrogant extreme of moralists who stand in the way of a legal trade back home, and is no different to ‘normal’ man-woman interaction there. This all shows that the mating game, paid for or not, is like sport. A 3rd-rate or over-the-hill player who expects everyone to play at his level is going to be disappointed. The syndrome is called the aging process. On the plus side, there is one sure way to beat it in Pattaya . When you feel down, go to an Expats Club meeting. You will then realise how bad things can get. Jack Tighe Dear Jack, I doubt the writer “Nightmarch” would like to be referred to as an inhabitant of the Outback; I believe he comes from a more urban part of Australia and considers himself a man of the world. He is also a longstanding journalist of some repute, especially in sporting, historical and geographical circles, as well as an author of several books, not merely the commentator on girly bars. Consequently, he probably has every right to speculate on the intentions of surreptitious filmers of the Pattaya bar scene. I take it you’ve heard of the recent British TV documentary series called “Big Trouble in Thailand”, much of which was apparently filmed undercover. The programme exposes some of the scams and rip-offs Brit and other tourists have fallen foul of, drug problems, sleaze and tourists acting outrageously in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Samui etc, including footage of our own media personality and tourist police volunteer, Howard Miller, sorting out bar-girl vs. tourist problems, etc. If not, check out the “Big Trouble in Thailand” videos on YouTube. As for your other comments, can you blame the girls for wanting a better quality of clientele? And yes, the girls belong to the oldest profession, so it’s also the oldest sport; yes, no? As for the Expat’s Club, no comment.
Dear Editor The on-going late night bar closing times. Seems police do not care that much. I do not care myself except (for) one bar, located on 3rd Road near Soi 31. It starts at 10 P.M. and goes (on) until 7 A.M every day. The problem is they play loud music that can be heard for (between) 100 to 200 meters. There was a petition sent to City Hall about this bar in the past. They were closed for one day. The bar, as I’ve been told, is owned by a Thai policeman. Guess, as usual, they are above all laws. From: Lee Farmer - email@example.com Dear Lee, It’s very unfortunate living near a bar whose owner has ‘influence’; especially if it means the neighbours are regaled with loud music all night. But, old chap, don’t forget TiT (this is Thailand), where in some places anything goes and many expats are inordinately pleased with that state of affairs, especially in Pattaya. At the end of the day, I have to remind you we are guests here, and no amount of complaining is likely to be effective. In fact, in some extreme cases, the perpetrator may take umbrage and cause nasty things to happen to those who are too outspoken. The simplest thing is to move house to a quieter side of town; a hassle, I know, but probably safer in the long run, though. Dear Editor, Can you please help (my) friends and myself? We have been talking about if one of us was to die what happens if that person does not have funds to pay and how much are the costs? If you have no next of kin to pay for funeral who pays? (For) most of us all our money has gone and (we) now live off small pensions from (the)UK. (Neither) I nor my friends can seem to find out what we should do if this happens to one of us. Thanking you in advance Robert Low age 67 Dear Robert, If you were German and were taken ill, necessitating hospitalization, but had neither funds nor local next of kin to pay your bills, you would be lucky as the German Embassy, I believe, is prepared to foot the bill. This also applies to someone who dies after hospital treatment, but again doesn’t have sufficient funds, the German Embassy will pay both hospital treatment costs and the cost of repatriating the body to Germany. For UK citizens, however, the situation is different. To make sure we could give you the best information on this matter, I contacted our previous manager, Mr. Barry Kenyon, the British Consular Representative, here. He kindly informed me that the British Embassy will not pay outstanding hospital expenses or for the repatriation of dead bodies back to the UK. What they will try to do, however, is to contact relatives here and back home to see if they are able to pay for repatriation. In the event that a person doesn’t have any surviving relatives either here or back in the UK, the embassy will pay for a pauper’s cremation, usually in Bangkok, where the body will have been taken for autopsy; a mandatory requirement in the event of foreign deaths. I hope that information will put your and your friends’ minds at rest to some degree.
Between June 13 and July 5, 2009, The Asia Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization which declares in its mission statement that it is “committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region” undertook a survey of a proportion of the Thai populace to determine their opinions on various key controversial issues to do with Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand. The survey used a representative sample of 1,500 people and was conducted through face-to-face interviews, nationwide, in 26 provinces, with the exception of the Southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala because of the current security situation. MI Advisory, a professional Thai survey company, conducted the survey fieldwork. In May 2009, after three years of bitter division, conflict and political instability, Thailand’s National Assembly convened a parliamentary committee to invite suggestions for reform and to study potential changes to the Constitution that they assert would assist national reconciliation. It was with these goals in mind that the survey was conducted and to give voice to the opinions of Thai citizens, which are rarely heard at this time of high political instability and to highlight key trends and changing attitudes so as to facilitate the lawmakers, politicians, academics and the media’s assessment of the process of democratization and to measure the Thai electorate’s knowledge of and attitudes toward democracy and Thailand’s key institutions. Key features included assessing the national mood about amending the constitution, election reform, and interest and participation in politics, political amnesty and impunity. The survey results were released at a Bangkok press conference on September 16. Not surprisingly, the survey indicates that a large proportion of the Thai electorate is pessimistic about the overall direction that the country is currently going in, with less than 33% of the opinion that the country is moving in the right direction. What starkly emerged is that many are highly concerned about the current Constitution, which voters originally approved in an August 2007 referendum, replacing the 1997 Constitution. Significantly, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban only recently announced that the government intends amending the Constitution, notably two articles relating to the selection of Members of Parliament and signing of international agreements. However, an overwhelming majority, 84%, considers that a new or revised Constitution should be ratified through a referendum, as it was the last time. Another series of crucial questions related to the respondents’ opinions on vote buying, influences on them in the voting process, their allegiance to political parties, and their level of trust in institutions. Here, there were a number of surprises, specifically their attitudes towards institutions. The respondents apparently consider the courts have the most integrity, with 64% giving them positive ratings. Runners up in the favourability stakes is the Royal Thai Army, which was accorded an integrity rating of 44%. The institution which the respondents considered the least trustworthy was the police. As for the Election Commission, a little over a third of the respondents had anything positive to say on their behalf. The most damning survey judgement, however, was reserved for the media (one assumes by this the Thai media is meant!), who only 21% considered to have a high integrity rating. In keeping with a general trend emerging worldwide, especially with the increasing concentration of economic power and resources in the hands of fewer and fewer power wielders and consortiums, decentralization was also a crucial focus of the survey. “As politicians and other stakeholders debate the future of the political process in Thailand, it was interesting to note that a substantial majority (69 percent) of our survey respondents are in favor of shifting some power from the national to the local level, and directly electing provincial governors,” according to Tim Meisburger, the Asia Foundation’s Regional Director for Elections and Political Processes and the author of the survey. It remains to be seen whether the powers that be will take the survey findings to heart. If they are to lay any credible claim to represent the best interests of the populace, then they certainly ought to, or face the consequences. The Asia Foundation has been working in Thailand since 1954. The Foundation’s represents its projects in Thailand as promoting peaceful conflict resolution, encouraging citizen engagement in the political process, and supporting innovative programmes that they assert will build more responsive and transparent systems of governance throughout the country.
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‘Anti-Money Laundering Law’ A web of laws innocent property buyers can be trapped by!
property for retirement, you should not be categorized as a public enemy. The enforcement of the law by DSI should only be to force you to pay some taxes. They will not have any power to confiscate your money, because the violation of the Land Code of Thailand never imposes the clear punishment to the foreigner who uses a company to hold land. In the worse case scenario, there will be some thousands baht of annual income tax from your company to pay. The main law you should worry about is the Anti-Money Laundering Law, which most of you overlook and ignore by the misconception that “Why do I have to worry about this law because I’m not a money launderer?”. The confis cation of ill-gotten property is the main concept of this law. Most of the professional money launderers have sophisticated knowledge. How about naïve foreigners who may be innocently trapped in the web of this law? “Money Laundering” means “the processing of criminal proceeds which can be profits or other benefits in order to disguise their illegal origin and transforming or converting the proceeds of illegal activities into legitimate capital”. We can easily understand that the commission of ‘Money Laundering’ is to disguise money or property generated from the nefarious criminal offence underlying the laundering activity which we call the ‘Predicate
transaction both locally and Offence’. The main predicate thousand baht. Section 3.of the Anti-Money transnational with the commercial criminal offence is the illegal narcotic drug trade. Other Laundering Act of Thailand 1999 banks and financial institutions. The ‘Suspicious Transaction’ predicate offences are different specifies eight predicate criminal is defined in Section 3.- of the from country to country mostly offences which are :1) Illegal Narcotic Drug Anti-Money Laundering Act 1999 are extortion, bribes, protection Trading and Trafficking as a transaction that is more rackets, terrorism and smuggling 2) Sexual Procurement and complicated than the norm by of goods, etc. In Thailand, there which that transaction is usually are seven predicate criminal Operation of Prostitution 3) Public Fraud and Fraudulent conducted or lacks of economic offences underlying the money possibility or the transaction laundering activity we are going Loan which is believed for the to discuss in more details. purpose of evasion of the With international pressure, anti-money laundering law. Thailand enacted the For example, John transfers legislation to cope with the ten million baht from UK nefarious transnational crime to buy a small Pizza Kiosk on narcotic drug trafficking in Pattaya. Everyday John being the common threat for puts 100,000 baht in a bank our world. The ‘Anti-Money claiming that it comes from Laundering Act’ was the profits of his daily sale. enacted in 1999 after debate AMLO requires a in parliament that this legislation commercial bank or financial may deprive the fundamental institution dealing with a right and liberty of people Al Capone (centre) with his team of lawyers, transaction to report if the under the constitution. Michael Allen (left) and Albert Fink (right) transaction involves cash The Anti-Money Laun 4) Misappropriation and Fraud from two million baht or property dering Act of Thailand 1999, specifies in Section 5.- that the of Funds by Director and with a value above five million offence of money laundering will Managers of Banks, Financial baht, or if the transaction is Institution, Trusts, Credit Finan suspicious. The Land Office is cover whoever :also required to report to AMLO 1) Transfers, receives or ciers and Stock Exchange 5) Malfeasance and Corrup transactions involving cash from converts the form of properties two million baht or suspicious related to an predicate offence tion of Government Officers 6) Extortion by Organized transaction. to conceal or cover up the source Crime and Criminal Association If AMLO ascertains any suspicious of these ill-gotten properties 7) Evasion of Customs Law transaction and finds out the 2) Takes any actions to 8) Terrorism reasonable cause to believe that cover up or disguise the true The Anti-Money Laundering the transaction is related to money nature of theses ill-gotten Act 1999 is implemented by the laundering activities, the AMLO properties A person found guilty of ‘Anti-Money Laundering Office’ may order to freeze and forfeit money laundering will be (AMLO) which is attached to the these suspiciously ill-gotten properties and forward a report punishable with imprisonment Prime Minister Office. The AMLO will oversee and to the public prosecutor to seek of one to ten years and a fine of twenty thousand to two hundred trace the suspicious money a court order to confiscate the
MCCI have had a great theme this summer “The World Works” (a big thank you to teacher Dan), the theme explores the world
and wide ranging theme. For our younger children in Preschool we started by looking at land and water forms, which gave the children an idea of what our world is made of. They were so
and its many wonders, both natural and man made. During the course of the 4 weeks, the children have visited and built on their knowledge of some subjects from the previous school year and gained some new ideas and insights from this interesting
fascinated when they found out that when the land is surrounded by water, it is called an ‘island’, and when the land surrounds the water it is called a ‘lake’. Their understanding was reinforced with 2 & 3 dimensional craft activities involving paper plates,
booklets and clay and water. We followed this up by looking at the 7 continents and looked at the natural features of each continent. Through this the children learnt the names of animals which some of them had never heard of. We also took fieldtrips to the ‘Crocodile Farm and ‘Khao Kheow’ to look at animals from our continent and the beautiful land and water forms. Our ‘Volcano’ week was so much fun; experimenting with science and art through making ‘Vinegar Volcanoes’ from sand in our playground and making them ‘erupt’. During that week our cooking class was the best because we had a special guest “Mrs. Gae” (Je’taime’s mum) who is a professional cake maker to show us how to make a ‘ Chocolate Volcano Cake’, everybody was very excited and the cake was ‘Yummy’. A big special thank you from us all, Mrs Gae, you definitely melted a few hearts with your creative cooking!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
News in Bangkok Post which shocked many foreigners at the beginning of this year was with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), planning to take over inquiries into suspected illegal land holdings by foreigners on high profile resort islands in the South. Their main target was on companies run by foreigners, to investigate if they were abiding by the laws and paying tax. This news all but disappeared after a couple of months due to the lack of draconian enforcement. As you are probably aware, Al Capone remained untouchable despite being suspected for a number of murders he had committed. However, once they found out that he had committed tax evasion, he was suddenly put in jail with no mercy. If you are a low profile foreigner in Pattaya who has bought a
Mcci Preschool B1 Teacher Ms. Annemaree Grant
properties. Criminal prosecution will also be taken against the wrongdoer. If you are an innocent property buyer, you should avoid dealing with cash transactions or the transaction with no business plausibility. It is advisable to make payment by a cashier cheque or bank draft payable to the owner whose name appears in the title document. The sales contract should be supported by complete documentation. If you set up a Thai limited company to buy property, you should open the bank account under the name of your company. You should retain a licensed lawyer to deal with the bank. If you are innocent, your lawyer should be willing to justify your money transaction with the bank by issuing a letter with all supporting documentation, i.e., corporate documents, buy and sale contract and title documents. The letter from the lawyer will obviously facilitate the bank with AMLO and you may refer this letter for the transaction once you repatriate money to your home country in the future. We strongly advise you to avoid suspicious transactions. Your transaction should be justifiable and transparent at every stage. Please seek professional advice from a licensed lawyer who will help you to break the veil of ignorance, otherwise your assets may be under the confiscation of AMLO who has always a suspicious mind against ignorant farang..
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Fool in Paradise nationality. Three young lads at a bar one night were happily drinking and chatting among themselves. On the opposite side of the room they noticed a guy sitting at a table by himself, but there was something not right about him. When a waitress came over to the bar to get another drink for the guy, they asked her what was the matter with him. She said he had a mental problem due to a severe car accident some years earlier. He could function OK but the brain damage he suffered made him “a bit slow”. They felt sorry for the guy but noticed he was smiling and seemed to be having a good time. Some time later, one of the lads noticed the farang sitting at the table next to the guy quietly slip one of his bar dockets into the guy’s bin while he wasn’t watching. He whispered to his friends what he had seen and so they kept watch. When the guy went to the toilet, the farang did it again and sat back down laughing to himself. The guy came back from the toilet, sat down, slowly
finished his drink and reached into his pocket to pay his bin. The lads got up and went into action. One of them took the cup out of the guy’s hand saying, “Listen, mate, you’re not paying this; HE is!” pointing to the farang at the nearby table. The guy was shocked and thought he was in trouble but one of the lads explained what had been happening. With two of them standing over him and in no mood for complaints, the farang was left with no choice. Pleading “Sorry, sorry,” he handed over a pile of notes. One of the lads took the only two dockets left in the farang’s cup, added them to the others, slipped off a one thousand baht note from the farang’s money and handed it all to the mamasan saying, “Keep the change.” They took the rest of his money and gave it to the guy telling him it was compensation for his trouble. Finally, the farang was given a twoword directive, with which he immediately complied. Getting back to September, for Australians it is the
month of football finals fever and the time to become television couch potatoes and armchair sportsmen. The Aussie Rules Grand Final is always played on the last Sunday in September and keeps Victorians and SouthAustralians transfixed to their televisions the entire day. That game is over for 2009 but because of the deadline to get this article to the newspaper, I can’t tell you the result. For Queenslanders and New South Welshmen, the NRL Grand Final of the real man’s game, Rugby League, correctly described as “The Greatest Game of All”, will be played on Sunday the 4th of October in Sydney so there is still time to watch the rough and tumble match. Unlike soccer players, professional Australian rugby league players are real men and don’t cry if they trip over a divot in the pitch. Some have completed games with broken jaws, broken arms and legs. One guy was actually disembowelled in a murderous tackle. He stood up, pushed his giblets back into his stomach cavity and went on to score
a try before being forcibly taken off the field straight to Intensive Care. In the first of the three State of Origin games between Queensland and New South Wales in 1995, the Queensland side was given no chance of winning. The New South Wales team included nine internationally-ranked players while Queensland could muster only one. Following a penalty goal to Queensland after 30 minutes of play, one of the rookie and untested Queensland players was reported to have told a team mate, “You know, if we don’t let them score, we’ve won this!” And that’s exactly what they did. In what has to be the best exhibition of defensive football ever witnessed, the entire Queensland team put their bodies on the line and, without thought to pain, injury or death, defended their line for the next 50 minutes. They won the game by the record low score line of 2-nil. This year’s Grand Final will be shown on the Australia Network channel with the coverage commen cing at 1:30pm. Anyone interested in getting into the true Aussie atmosphere should head to Boxing Roo bar on Third Road opposite the intersection with Soi Lengkee. Hosts Kenny and Greg put on free food and prizes so it has always been a great afternoon in past years.
them. If scientists have developed a way for them to procreate then this must be their breeding ground. Don’t get me wrong; it was not a problem apart from some of the less attractive ones becoming a little ‘pushy’. From Soi 6 Corner Bar, an open air beer bar on the corner with Second Road, I took a long look down the soi which appeared to be awash with female types. Didn’t the press recently report there was going to be a clampdown on scantily clad ladies sitting outside bars? Perhaps, like many newly enforced ordinances, it was taken as merely a suggestion. Still, I reckon if you don’t have breasts when you start the two hundred metre walk along Soi 6, with the amount of oestrogen (both natural
and synthetic) permeating the air, you will have by the time you reach Beach Road. Next to Soi 6 Corner Bar on the right are Thai Girl, Good Fellas, 3 Angels, Mods Bar & Pub, The Bull Ring Bar 2 and ‘O’ Bar & Guesthouse, all of which were operating in my last report in 2007. Following is the empty building where the Public Library was once housed. Perhaps that was what my deranged motorcycle taxi driver was referring to. What he didn’t know was, according to the sign, the library has moved to Thepprasit Road Soi 7. It is probably for the best as the library seemed a little out of place here. That valuable, vacated property can now be used for something more in keeping with the local theme. On the left side of the soi, we have The Bee Bar & Guesthouse on the corner, Tornado Bar & Guesthouse (new since 2007), Saigon Girl (a vacant shop house in 2007), King Kong (a
long-standing legend in this soi), Bus Stop Bar & Guesthouse, Lick Bar (love the name) and then Lord Nelson Pub (looking suspiciously British). In true journalistic fashion, I did pop in to investigate a couple of the
aforementioned bars but I will leave that report until next time. Soi 6 is really a test of willpower and character, both of which I fail miserably, so I have to tackle the problem one step at a time. See you soon, Up Your Soi.
Last month was my birthday. Put more correctly, last month contained the anniversary of the date of my birth. I would like to take this opportunity to give my deep, personal thanks to those thousands of wellwishers who sent me cards and e-mails. I would like to do that but, of course, since there were no such cards or e-mails, I can’t. I put this down to the fact that September is a very popular month for birthdays and people may not have the time to send greetings to all the Virgos they know. And the reason is obvious: Being the ninth month of the year, many September babies are the result of exuberant Christmas-New Year spirit. “Sorry babe … I’m too drunk to drive to the chemist for condoms … it’ll be alright … I’m pretty sure I shoot blanks anyway.” Or the very common (at least in Australia): “I’ll have to get my frilly nightie out of mothballs … George will probably want his Christmas present tonight!” In a way I am grateful most people either don’t know
by Frank Thring
Last time (1 Sep), I promised to find something more to my liking for my next Up Your Soi so I left it in the hands of someone else to decide. I hailed a motorcycle taxi and told the driver to take me somewhere cultural. He headed to Second Road, drove past Pattaya Central Road and stopped at the entrance to Soi 6. He pointed down the soi and, smiling broadly, said, “Culture!” No, I am not making this up. Being stranded, I decided it was fate and since my last Soi 6 report was back in August 2007, I thought I’d check on any noticeable improvements. Firstly, let me give you some advice. If ever you want to do something truly scary, then just before sunset take a stroll down Soi 6 with
or forget my birthday. When I reply to their question “How old are you?” it embarrasses me to the point that I blush when they invariable respond with, “I would never have guessed it - you look twenty years younger!” Naturally, one or two of my more cruel friends respond with, “Gee, that young? I thought you were at least seventy!” but I tend to ignore them. In this part of the world, September is also the second wettest month of the rainy season and the depth of the tourist low season. With few people about, coming up with my usual bar girl versus farang tales is difficult. I’ve asked a lot of guys to go out into the bars, screw up and then tell me about it, but all have declined. Some said they were too smart to let that happen to them again, while the rest said they were not going to risk putting their hearts and money on the line just so I could have something to write about. But one short story did emerge which proved there is good and bad in all of us, no matter what our race or
a notepad and pen in your hand. Every few metres, stop, look up at a bar and then start writing in your notepad. All the locals were extremely interested in what I was writing and looked upon me as an undercover cop taking down names for a future raid. Better still; take a camera and happily snap away as you walk. I was wishing I’d brought one of those micro cameras because I quickly got the impression two or three of the taller ladies with big hands and big feet were going to shove my very sizeable camera somewhere on my person where the sun never shines. Needless to say, there will be no photos to accompany my research. Speaking of tall ladies with very deep voices, the soi now appears full of
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Royal British Legion Thailand Now is the month to join the Legion for a number of reasons, you get 1 months free membership, you get to join in all our events and trips and now you also have the opportunity to join our group medical insurance. 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 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 Step by Step Step by Step dance studio is now open, anyone who is interested in dancing is welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate dancer, it will be our pleasure to guide you step by step on the dance floor. They specialize in zumba fitness, international ballroom standard, and Latin, social dancing and plus many more. For information please call Jojo: 086.836.7092 or Frankie 089.095.2172 or please call in to our studio at 194/73 Pom Court soi 17 Paniad Chang, next to Carrefour. Manhattans Early Dining Menu Manhattans Restaurant & Bar have extended the hours of their popular Early Dining Menu to 5pm - 7.30pm. It is a great way for people to enjoy a very wide variety of 5 star cuisine and excellent service at really unbeatable value. We offer a choice of 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 sinfully delicious desserts. Our
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2 course meal is only 795 baht and a full 3 course meal is only 895 baht. We change our Early Dining Menu regularly to give our customers a fantastic variety throughout the year.” Orders must be placed before 7.30pm after which diners can savour the excellent cuisine at leisure. Another wonderful incentive to try the Early Dining Menu is; book a table of 4 or more and receive a free bottle of house wine. To view the current early dining selection visit www.manhattans-pattaya. com. Call 038 259 790 to book a table. Also don’t forget another great service from Manhattans, complimentary transportation in their luxury vehicles in the Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua area. Toddler Playgroup Meets every Tuesday and Friday 10am at Wiggle Town on Sukhumvit Rd. For information, call Amber 0850841626 or Kim 087.600.5306 or see www.wiggle-town.com. Babies Playgroup Meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10am at Wiggle Town on Sukhumvit Rd. For information, call Amber 085. 084.1626 or Kim 087.600.5306 or see www.wiggle-town.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.rotarypattayamarina.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, 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. gregskitchennorthpattaya.com Ocean Tower Super Saver Package Get the best deal of the day on accommodation with added value spa, food & drink credit from just THB 7,650 for 2 nights in an Ocean Deluxe Room at the Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya. The offer is excluding breakfast, and extra nights can be added on for the current internet rate… This package is available from 9th June – 31st October 2009. Call 038.418.418 for more details. Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details @ www.pattayaback gammonleague.com Onward with Optimists The Optimist International Club of Thailand is now meeting at Shenanigans, 2nd Road, at The Avenue lifestyle mall. Meeting times noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Further information from Drew Noyes on 084 .111.7999 or email@example.com Recession Survival Kit Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya offering a special 3 courses set menu with a choice of Soup or Caesar Salad for the starter, Grill Chic Sandwich served with Coleslaw and French Fries or Seafood Creole Pasta Saute Prawn, Squid, Fish and Penne or Braised Oxtail with Vegetable and Smash Potatoes for your main course and a scoop of your favorite ice cream for dessert. Stand a chance to win a 2 days/1 night stay in Seaview Deluxe Room inclusive of a buffet breakfast for 2 persons at Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Opening date 19 September 2009. Package at THB 500++ only. For more information and reservation please call 038.426.635
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. Honeymoon Package at Nova Platinum Hotel Celebrate your honeymoon in style with a romantically inspired stay at Nova Platinum Hotel. The package includes 3 days/2 nights in a superior room, daily American breakfast, a romantic dinner for 2 at Zia Restaurant, heart of rose petals on the bed. The Honeymoon Package starts from 4,974Baht net and is available from now until 31st October 2009. For reservations and more info, call 038.711 .345, email: reservations@ novaplatinum.amari.com 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.pattayaarchery-club.com Cupcake Missing those lovely little cupcakes you use to enjoy so much from Home? Well
now there is no need, a new International Style Cupcake shop which will also serve you a great cup of coffee has recently opened on Thepprasit Road at Keha Condo’s. You can also enjoy a range of good quality meals at realistic prices. We look forward to meeting you when you get the chance to pop in. Jazz at Manhattans Don’t forget that you can enjoy an evening of fantastic Jazz every Saturday evening at the Manhattans Restaurant, with special international guest artist on the first Saturday of the month. For further information or to make a reservation, please telephone 038 259 790 to book a table. Also don’t forget another great service from Manhattans, complimentary transportation in their luxury vehicles in the Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua area. Diwali Celebrations at Indian by Nature This Diwali, ‘Sail on Sound’ with Anand Jagota, as he performs on the Saraswati Veena. Exclusively flown in for the occasion, Mr Jagota will keep guests enthralled with the sounds of the stringed instrument while they are enjoying a six course set dinner menu. Let a glass of Prosecco set you on a trail of discovering the culinary mystique of the Subcontinent with our Fakir’s Secret (appetizer). The menu selections have been inspired by Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who discovered the sea route to India. Special Set Dinner with live performance: 17th and 18th October from 6 pm onwards at Baht 1190+ pp. A La Carte menu with live performance: 19th and 20th October from 6 pm onwards untillate. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at: Indian By Nature 038 36 46 56 (after 4 pm); Av 081 8629452; Rajni 089 2053020 Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held at Siam Ballroom, Royal Cliff Beach Resort on Saturday 3rd October from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entrance fee 120 baht (under 13 free). Over 70 vendors and children’s playroom, for more information, please contact Chantal on firstname.lastname@example.org or 087824-5268.
Gian’s Italian Restaurant Association Mondiale de la Gastronomie mets at Gian’s Monday October 5th. Cocktail Reception 7.00 pm. Dinner 7.30 pm. Dress code : Smart casual. Grilled N.Z. Scallops served with grilled zucchini and lemon zest. Sartori Pinot Grigio-Friuli 2007 - Lobster Bisque - Home made Pasta Tris Tortellini filled with lamb- herbs and butter sauce - Ravioli filled with crab meat Penne with salmon - Caldora Montepulciano D’Abbruzzo 2008 - Lemon sorbet with champagne - Veal shank braised served with vegetables and sauteed potatoes - Branciforti Nero D’avola 2007 - Tiramisu - Batasiolo Moscato Spumante - Coffee or Tea/. The Pattaya International Ladies Club luncheon will be held on Tuesday 6th October from 10.30 am at Ocean Marina. Members, guests and ladies of all nationalities are welcome. Reservation is necessary by 2.00 pm Saturday 3rd October. Please contact Alvi Sinthuvanik on alvi_sinthuvanik @hotmail.com or Connie Kwok on email@example.com, mobile number 087 784 9151. Pattaya Cross Bay Swim The Rotary Club of Pattaya are organising a ‘Sponsored Swim’ which will take place on Sunday 15 November 2009. The money raised at this event is used for RCJP Children’s Fund projects. More sponsors and swimmers wanted. Full details can be found on www.crossbayswim.com or by ringing Graham Hunt-Crowley on 08 1340 8852 Wolf Blass Wine Dinner at Mantra Restaurant & Bar 27th October 2009 Prepare to be tempted by exquisite South Australian wine in the latest Global Exploration Wine Dinner on 27th October at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Produced from first-class grapes which are perfected in the ideal climate of South Australia and picked by the hands of dedicated passionate winemakers, Wolf Blass has had a long and proud history of making award winning wines of outstanding quality, character and consistency. Experience the velvet texture and delicate scent of these refined wines, coupled with Chef Supachai’s gastronomic creations that delight! Swirl the glass, clink together and toast to another fabulous wine dinner at only 2,500Bah+ per person.
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Hockey thighs rule ok!!
endomorphic sisters. Apparently, to benefit from the ‘large thigh protection factor’, the largest part of the leg, measured just underneath the crease of your bottom, should be greater than 60 cm or around 23 ½ inches. Interestingly, the research did not give a maximum optimum size for the thigh, but I think it would be safe to assume that if you had morbidly obese legs that were borderline giant sequoia tree size, then this would cancel out any benefits. Previously, medical researchers used women’s waist circumference as an indicator for possible health problems – anything over 88.9 cm or 35 inches constituted a significantly raised risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, they have now agreed that, although thigh measurement is still a rather crude method, it appears to be a more accurate test than the waist method. So what’s so good about thunder thighs? Doctors are not completely sure but they believe that thighs which have more muscle mass can deal with insulin levels effectively and efficiently, whereas thin thighs are a possible indicator of the body’s inability to deal with insulin, which results in the development of type 2 diabetes which, in turn, can lead to heart problems. That is not to say that the basic
Thai female body shape i.e. petite, with stick thin legs, no bottom to speak of and a waif-like waist means that Thai females will all drop dead of heart failure once they reach middle age. The ‘sturdy-thigh study’ was carried out in Denmark and followed a group of western shaped individuals in a western climate and on a western diet. We can assume that the findings cannot be realistically generalized across the whole world’s population, and particularly not Thai women. Now if you happen to be a rather svelte western lady reading this then should you worry and lose sleep about your lack of thigh muscle mass? Well, as ever, it would probably depend on your life style and diet. It you had trim thighs because you ate healthily, maintained a modest waistline and exercised regularly then it is unlikely that you would have an increased risk of heart problems; after all, if you look at female marathon runners you will notice that they all have really scrawny legs. In fact, they tend to be pretty scrawny all over. However, if your leg muscles are pencil-like because you are a bit of a couch potato and your muscles never actually get a work-out other than climbing the stairs to bed at
Why is it that when you are on the up escalator passing closely by people who are on the down escalator, or vice versa, everyone stares at you. Now don’t get me
at each other walking along the street either, although that’s probably because they are busy window shopping or ogling the local talent. And in elevators, it’s quite the
wrong, I am not paranoid about people looking at me as it only happens in malls or the MRT, so I wondered what gives people the right to stare unashamedly when riding on the escalator and not at other times. I mean, people don’t stare at each other when they are walking up and down steps or stairs, do they? And they don’t stare
opposite extreme as everyone overtly avoids making eye contact, or any other contact for that matter, with fellow passengers to the point that everyone pretends to be busy investigating the little bits of dirt that collect in lift corners. So what have escalators got that other pedestrian places don’t? And everybody’s doing it: all races, colours and
creeds, so you can’t blame it solely on the Thai who wants to have a really good look at a farang’s face because, of course, we are so rare here in the Land of Smiles. If you haven’t yet noticed this oddity then please try it out and you’ll see what I mean – get on any escalator that’s moving in close proximity to one going the other way and just look at the faces of the people going past you. I’ll bet you loadsa money that they will all stare blankly right on back at you, because that’s the other thing. When being eye-balled on an escalator staring expressions are always the same – completely blank. There is not a smile, or a frown, or anything other than non-descript nothingness. We might as well be a shoal of fish passing like ships in the night, if you’ll excuse the mixed metaphor. And how do I know that people always stare on escalators? Well, obviously it’s because I am always staring at them, silly!
by Bee McConville Well would you believe it? For the first time ever in the history of the world it’s now considered a great thing to have large thighs. When British ladies read that news there must have been a huge, loud and long collective sigh of relief followed by a certain sort of smugness as they sat down next to size 4 nymphets safe in the knowledge that those skinny Lizzies would die an early death due to the slimness of their scant thighs. It is such a relief as, over the last few years, we have been bombarded with warnings regarding the dangers of pot bellies, apple shaped physiques, over-sized love handles, muffin tops, fat boobs, and everything else that comes as standard on a British woman’s body once she passes puberty. Now, at last, we can start to love our turkey drumstick thighs and see them as something highly desirable and something to be keenly envied by our
I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie
the end of the day, then yes, you are quite likely to be at risk. But if you fall into this category, then there is definitely something that you can do about it. Leg muscle responds very well to even light exercise, so all you have to do is get walking, stop using the lift (unless you live in a great sea-view penthouse), and focus more on leg exercises at the gym/ yoga studio/dance class. If you are sitting smugly thinking that because you have hockey thighs then you don’t have to bother doing anything healthy from now on, then do think again. If you are serious about wanting to live a long, happy and healthy life, you do have to actually lead a healthy lifestyle, eat your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables, exercise regularly, give up smoking and excessive drinking and make sure you don’t pick a fight with a baht bus (or its driver.) And if your hefty thighs are way beyond the optimum sixty centimetres, have a high wobble factor and have to be shoe-horned into your jeans, then it really wouldn’t hurt to spend a bit more time walking, jogging or weight training with your skinny-thighed mates to reduce those flobby areas to something a bit more manageable!
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Disabled dancers entertain Beijing Acrobats
Wheelchair Brake Dancers from the Father Ray Foundation Vocational School for the Disabled recently entertained a group of extremely able bodied, young professional Chinese acrobats. Thirty members of the Beijing Acrobatic Fantasy troupe enjoyed a brief respite from their lengthy tour of Thailand to enjoy the skill, courage and daring of these determined youths. Along with 70 other students, all are in their first year of study of Electronic Repair in the Father Ray Center, Pattaya. This innovative Vocational School caters for 300 young adults, all with different needs and studying varied subjects, including English, Business & Computer Studies, Design & Media Studies. The Chinese professionals entertained a full house at the famous Tiffany Theatre one Sunday afternoon. Nearly one thousand adults
and children were enthralled by the breath-taking performance from the Beijing Acrobats and over one million baht was raised for the Father Ray Foundation. The Father Ray Foundation cares for 850 under privileged children and young adults with disabilities. Visitors are always welcomed at the Centre in Sukhumvit Road and Donations are always needed to support this 35 year established charity. Please contact us at www.fr-ray.org : lyndy @fr-ray.org : Tel: 66-38 716628
Pattaya sees Beijing Acrobatics Pattaya residents were very fortunate to see a single performance as the ‘Beijing Acrobatics Fantasy’ performers, gave Pattaya’s residents a chance to see a show that is one of the best acrobatic show in the world. This acrobatic troupe performed acts that showed their ultimate skills
in balance, co-ordination and timing, which is why they are currently on a world tour. This superb afternoon show was at north Pattaya’s Tiffany Theatre, and money raised was in aid of the ‘Father Ray Foundation’ so it was strongly supported by many local and national sponsors.
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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, Can you shed some light on what I and most other foreigners question about eating out in Thailand? When being seated in restaurants, the waiter or waitress provides diners with menus, then just stands and waits at the table, ordering pad at the ready position. I always tell them to return in 5 minutes, no problem. But I am sincerely curious—does the wait staff expect everyone to order immediately? In other countries, of course, customers are handed a menu and the waiter/waitress leaves, not returning until menus have been read and closed. Why not in Thailand? Pattaya Pete
Small consolation Pete, but many Thais also fail to appreciate this annoying practice. It works fine, and is expected, in a snack-type eatery when customers often enter with the intention of eating a certain dish, or just make a simple choice between kao pad and different noodles for example, but not when presented with a large and varied menu and expected to choose instantly. Having a drink and discussing the menu with companions should be part of the enjoyment too. Perhaps this helps to explain the popularity of BBQ buffets, where you can just take your time and help yourself? We find most restaurant staff to be very pleasant, and they believe that they are doing the right thing to please a customer, when in fact it achieves the opposite. It isn’t anything cultural Pete, just poor training, which unfortunately isn’t unusual here. Like you, we also ask them to come
back later, but in a crowded restaurant you risk being forgotten and finally served as the kitchen is preparing to close down!
Dear Kris & Noi, I’m a resident and it’s very pleasing for me to see the baht holding out so strong against foreign currencies. There are so few expats in town that I am a prized possession. Last weekend was typical for me now: I was able to walk easy around Walking Street and other areas without being jostled by a never ending stream of tourists. I found a seat in my favourite bar and was instantly the most handsome man in the bar (only me), so I got plenty of beautiful, enthusiastic attention, and could choose my favourite companion without some two week millionaire jumping in with excess loads of holiday money. And the price was right! I might not like the fact that my money isn’t going as far as it used to
but I can still manage OK, and boy oh boy, it feels so good in Pattaya now! Every cloud has a silver lining eh? Westy Your happiness won’t be shared by many bar owners in Fun City right now, although some wellestablished bars and GOGO’’s are still pulling in lots of punters, so we are told. No doubt some bars, true to Thai fashion, will increase prices, but others will make efforts to attract drinkers with special offers. For sure, if you can still afford to have a night out, it is a good time for the local mongers. The girls know that new and inexperienced customers are few now, so they have to deal mostly with the seasoned expats and regular visitors, who know the score when it comes to rumpy-pumpy rates. They should be more amenable to reasonable bartering, but no doubt the stingier amongst the
sex-searchers will still be complaining on the expat websites. These seem to believe that the girls should practically give it away to help the poor expat with his currency problems. Strangely enough, or maybe not, when the baht was weak, these muffhunting misers didn’t give the girls any extra! Dear Kris & Noi, Your correspondent was right about zebra crossings being useless and dangerous here, but that’s only part of the mess that makes Pattaya such a bad place for walking. You have to look out for potholes and broken slabs when walking, but then you could walk into an umbrella standing alongside a stall, or find yourself amongst tables that a restaurant owner has filled the pavement with, or motorbikes parked. Some small sois are almost impassable for pedestrians, being clogged up with street vendors. Then of course there are the motorcyclists who are very rude to anyone who gets in their way when they are riding illegally on the pavement. Perhaps
the authorities should visit some European resorts to see how pavements should be maintained for the purpose they are intended—walking? Irene S. Everything you say is true, but what annoys you may be enjoyable to others. You are in Thailand, and this is the way that Thais live, all towns are the same; most expats accept the stalls, and like to walk amongst them, eat or buy things, or just browse. Of course it’s annoying at times when walking is difficult, and those idiot motorcyclists swoop around you, but the hustle and bustle of the pavements help to give Pattaya its vibrant atmosphere, day and night. Clearing the pavements would remove a lot of its character, and why would tourists make the long journey here if Pattaya were just like European resorts? Certainly the pavements need major repairs, and conditions for wheelchair users should be greatly improved, but don’t take away the unique atmosphere of Thai life.
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People i know: A motley crew
by Alan S. Brown
Relocating half way around the world can be an overwhelming experience. Whether you made the move to Thailand, or more specifically, to Pattaya, for business reasons, to retire to an ideal spot offering warm weather and beaches or to meet beautiful ladies or handsome lads every night of the week, it takes some time to survive and thrive in a place so different from where you hailed from. One of the ways we cope is to develop a support group of friends and acquaintances to help us to negotiate our new lives in the Land of Smiles. We give each other advice and comfort and muddle along together. Those who hang out, daily, on the beach while spending their days with a group of friends gossiping, eating, drinking and, perhaps, taking a swim now and then. Others have their dining out groups and enjoy trying new finds off
the beaten tracks of Pattaya. Some join clubs such as the expat clubs or charity groups that are plentiful, here, in Fun City. Although many of us gravitate toward people who are similar to us, we sometimes broaden our horizons and meet and befriend, for lack of a better word, “characters”; and here in Pattaya there is no dearth of characters to observe. The first group loosely falls into the category of “the complainers.” They’ll complain about everything and anything. This country is too damned hot. (Well, what did you expect to find in a tropical country not so far from the equator?) It rains too much. I can’t go to the beech. (Duh. It’s rainy season.) I have a good friend who has never eaten in a restaurant where the food and service weren’t seriously flawed. Either the eggs were over or under cooked; the food was too spicy or not spicy enough or the service was too slow. You get the picture.
Recently, we were sitting at a popular café where my buddy ordered “green tea.” A few minutes later, the waiter returned with a pot of hot, green tea. My friend was all befuddled and wanted to know what had been brought to him. I explained it was a pot of hot water with a tea bag immersed in it. He had actually wanted a bottle of Oishi, iced green tea. He was quite upset that the waiter hadn’t discerned this when he asked for “green tea.” Obligingly, the waiter, possibly at his own expense, offered to take back the offending hot tea and bring my friend something else. When it came time to pay the bill, my friend mused over the tip. “What did the waiter do for me?” he growled. “Uh. You screwed up your order and he changed if for you,” I offered. He coughed up a decent tip. I, your humble correspon dent, might be considered
Recently I read several articles on ageing. None of the writers liked the idea of getting old. They especially hated the idea of looking old. They sang the praises of laser der matology, facelifts, wrinkleremovers, hair dyes, health spas, fitness training, skin creams, and Botox injections.
Without exception, they all embraced the heresy that even when you get old, you should try to look young. Well, this is Thailand, where image is God and substance is but a figment of the farang imagination. So I don’t blame these writers for their adolescent views. Nobody likes to admit it in this youth-obsessed era, but the truth is that youth sucks. When I was a teenager, I was nothing but a quivering mass of seething hormones with a permanent erection. I was ignorant, naïve, a giddy prey for every fad, consumed by lust for every passing skirt, and I had zits. I doubt that today’s youth are any different. I wouldn’t want to repeat any part of my teenage years. Especially the zits. Although I must admit I miss the erections. Age mellows us, cools us down, and gives us the balance, perspective, and wisdom to sleep like a pig all day without feeling the slightest twinge of guilt. When youth charges forth
to joust with the dragons of the world, old age is smart enough to sit back and wait for the dragons to die of natural causes. “By doing nothing, you accomplish everything,” sings Lao Tzu— and we vintage venerable veterans are experts at doing nothing. Well, youth-worshippers will bleat, but grizzled geriatrics are so UGLY. Yes, we are, and we get even uglier after we die. In fact, the longer we’re dead, the uglier we get. There is also the problem of smell. We seasoned seniors may be ugly, but there are ways of exploiting our ugliness to create a novel, eye-catching ambiance. Without kowtowing to the shallowness of the youth-and-fitness crowd, we can craft a new image for persons of maturity that will stun the world with its uniqueness. My new company, Tsow Makeovers, Ltd., has identified 12 important Maturity Medals which nature awards us for living so long. These are capitalized below. Ordinarily, people think they’re ugly. But by use of judicious highlighting,
Vol. 9 No. 02 1 - 15 October 2009 a complainer, by some; but, as a professional curmudgeon, I exempt myself from this grouping. Then, there are the “Cheap Charlies” among us. These are to be differentiated from those who have limited funds and have to stretch their meager pension checks to month’s end. Some people just can’t part with a baht.
supposedly cheaper there. I have one friend who limits his wife to only one five minute shower per day. Water’s expensive, you know. Then, there are the ones who grab every “free” item they can stuff into their pockets: sugar packets, Equal, even a small cup of salad dressing that ended up all over my unfortunate friend’s
The “Cheap Charlies” will balk at paying twenty baht for rice to accompany their sweet and sour; complain about paying fifteen baht for bottled water at a restaurant (so drink tap water); ask their friends to bring back various and sundry items from their trips abroad even though they’re available here but
pants. (Think of the cost of laundering the said garment.) Of course, “complainers” and “Cheap Charlies” often fall into the same group. One afternoon, I accompanied a friend to a local watering hole that was offering “house’ wine at forty baht. The lovely hostess brought us our glasses of red wine.
Tsow Makeovers has designed a revolutionary new program whereby the mega-mature can transform their Maturity Medals into marks of unprecedented beauty. I call this program “Be Bold to Be Old.” Its motto is “Maximize Your Maturity Medals.” Since women will never subscribe to our thesis that it’s cool to be old, we specialize in treating old men. Here are a few ways in which preternaturally primeval patriarchs can enhance their wizened features: - WARTS, MOLES, CYSTS, BLEMISHES, BLOTCHES, and LIVER SPOTS are major Maturity Medals. I myself have so many warts and moles I look like a toad. Solution? Dye them different colors. A tasteful array of green warts, red moles, blue liver spots, and orange cysts will brighten the most sallow complexion. Instead of thinking, “Oooo, he looks like a toad,” people will think, “Oooo, he looks like a toad lit up like a Christmas tree.” - Old men tend to sprout
hair in, on, and around their ears. This looks disgusting. But it looks far less disgusting if you dye it. Clumps of EAR HAIR dyed scarlet, lemon, and chartreuse will arrest the attention of all but the most jaded passers-by. They will be especially eye-catching if you grow them long and braid them. - Accentuate your WRINKLES with eye liner or mascara. If it makes eyes look good, think what it will do for wrinkles. Multi-colored eye liner is even better. You’ll look spectacular with crimson, pink, and lime-green wrinkles. - If you have BUSHY EYEBROWS, shave off one and dye the other. One upraised red or aquamarine eyebrow will give you a quizzical look that will slay the ladies. A rainbow-colored or polkadot eyebrow would be even better. The shaven eyebrow will provide a striking contrast that will suggest an inspiring yin-yang dualism. - If you have a DOUBLE
Immediately, my friend commented that the wine glasses were only half full. Actually, they were tall, red wine glasses and properly filled about half way. He also wanted to know where the wine was imported from. What the heck did he want for forty baht? As it turned out, the wine wasn’t bad at all and we ordered a second round. Then, there are the “characters” that are unique unto themselves. There are the world’s foremost authorities on everything. You name it. They are experts on the subject. How about the guys who think they are Pattaya’s answer to Adonis? Any bar hostess would be honored to engage in horizontal calisthenics with them and happily accept whatever tip was offered, no matter how modest. Of course, it’s not all negative. We accept our friends’ idiosyncrasies because they put up with ours. They provide us with com panionship, help us when we’re down, worry about us when we’re missing in action and make living in a strange land more interesting and exciting. What is more, they provide us with fodder for our stories, when we’re hard up for ideas.
Maximizing your maturity medals
CHIN, dye it red. If you have BAGS UNDER YOUR EYES, dye them green. A red double chin and green eyebags will give you a Christmasy look that will make you immensely popular—especially around Christmas time, and especially with reindeer, elves, and small children. - Many old men develop visibly SAGGING BREASTS. Lift those boobs with a male bra: the Macho Bra, designed by Tsow Makeovers for men with tits. To assure the world that you’re not kinky and to affirm your masculinity, the Macho Bra comes in three manly colors: camouflage, khaki, and SWAT-team black. These innovations will create an exciting new image for doddering dotards that will humble the callow worshippers of youth and make them think twice about the craze for youthful beauty. S. Tsow can be flamed at firstname.lastname@example.org, except when he’s putting makeup on his maturity medals.
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Ban Bali - Interior Design, Spectacular Furniture and Feng Shui Landscaping Sunny aka Crisanto Caranto is a Filipino with a mission. That mission is to brighten up the homes of Pattaya, using skills he has honed by living in the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Sunny is an accomplished artist of interior design and garden landscaping, which one of the major Thai developers in town, Baan Natcha, recognized as being a truly talented individual; so much so that they have employed him as a consultant to perform all the interior décor of their houses. Apart from beautifying the villas of Baan Natcha, Sunny also runs his own interior design and garden landscaping business, called Ban Bali, in Soi Paniad Chang. This business also sells contemporary and antique Asian furniture, which Sunny has radically expanded from his own personal collection of antiques and artefacts, as well as acting as a real estate agent. The business name gives you a clue as to where Sunny prefers to source his often stunningly beautiful collection of objets d’art and furniture items from; you’ve guessed it, Bali. Balinese artwork-furniture stands in stark contrast to the furniture of Thailand and Myanmar, where he also acquires a substantial amount of items from, as well as China and Vietnam. The Balinese style
is minimalistic as opposed to the often overly elaborate Thai and Burmese examples, and to my mind far superior, but then that’s just my opinion. Another significant feature is that the majority of the Balinese items are authentic teakwood, not the often imitation Thai variety. They frequently display a mixture of Buddhist, Chinese and Hindu influences. Sunny goes frequently to Bali to cast his practiced eye over the substantial collections available there to bring the best examples back for the benefit of Pattaya folk. He will also take individual commissions or ask the master craftsmen to fabricate a series of works of furniture art that you can see in profusion in his Ban Bali showroomshop. These include Buddha statues, beds, dining, bedside and occasional tables, cabinets, TV cabinets, chests of drawers, chests, shoe racks, towel racks and other items, as well as inexpensive souvenir items like incense holders, decorated purses, and scented candles. Many of the items of furniture are inlaid with decorative panels of bamboo, coconut, and cinnamon to great effect. He also mixes and matches individual traditional designs, like the upturned ends of Japanese tables, again to great effect. Some of the antiques are over 200 years old and will enhance one’s home immeasurably.
Mr.Sunny from Ban Bali One such is a chest, which that no business before his opens up to display a self- (of which there were many) contained dressing table with was able to make a go of it, but individual compartments and constantly suffered from bad original flowers encased in luck and had to move. Sunny panels. Other items include applied his Feng Shui skills solid four-poster beds, with and immediately nullified the bad influences, especially decorative headboards. Apart from the Balinese with water features. Locals examples, Sunny also has are decidedly impressed a preference for furniture with Sunny’s remedial skills artworks from Myanmar, and never fail to comment which is not dissimilar on it. Sunny also puts his Feng to Thai in its intricacy of inlays, some of gold, which Shui skills to work for clients, owes much to the styles so if you want to radically of China. Speaking of that improve your life quality enigmatic country, Sunny through the use of this timegained a valuable lesson for honoured technique, you life by studying Feng Shui could do no better than to ask in Shenzhen for a year at the for Sunny’s help. He will also feet of a master. As testimony sell you one of his spectacular to how well he learnt his garden ornaments, such as lessons, his current business a golden Thai sphinx, and premises suffered previously design your new garden from what’s known in the around it. He also has a team trade as Geopathic Stress or of architects, interior and bad Feng Shui. So much so landscape artists who are also able to perform home renovation and building from new. To return to interior design, with Sunny acting as the lead consultant, the team will draw up specifications and augment their designs with the stock from Ban Bali. With Sunny’s flair your once drab home will be literally transformed into an artistic masterpiece, worthy of high society. Sunny has examples of previous work to act as guidance and is currently compiling a catalogue of his wares and interior decor achievements for your edification. It’s almost impossible to
describe what can be achieved with the right selection, you have to go and spend a few hours, soaking up the atmosphere and browsing through the marvellous and not outrageously expensive collection Sunny has on offer. I guarantee, you will be suitably impressed. To
find Ban Bali, from Pattaya Central Road, turn next to Carrefour Supermarket into Soi Yume (which later changes into Soi Paniad Chang), and continue towards Pattaya North Road, Ban Bali is on the left. Tel: 086-780 3791 Email: email@example.com
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Cinderella, the sequel
Cinderella is now 75 years old. After a fulfilling life with the now dead Prince, she happily sits upon her rocking chair, watching the world go by from her front porch, with a cat named Bob for companionship. One sunny afternoon, out of nowhere, appeared the Fairy Godmother. Cinderella said “Fairy Godmother, what are you doing here after all these years?” The Fairy godmother replied, “Cinderella, you have lived an exemplary life since I last saw you. Is there anything for which your heart still yearns?” Cinderella was taken aback, overjoyed, and after some thoughtful consideration, and almost under her breath she uttered her first wish: I wish I were wealthy beyond comprehension.” Instantly, her rocking chair was turned into solid gold. Cinderella was stunned. Bob, her old faithful cat, jumped off her lap and scampered to the edge of the porch, quivering with fear. Cinderella said, “Oh thank you, Fairy Godmother”. The Fairy Godmother replied “It is the least I can do. What does your heart want for your second wish?” Cinderella looked down at her frail body, and said: “I wish I were young and full of the beauty of youth again”. At once, her wish became reality, and her beautiful youthful visage returned. Cinderella felt stirrings inside her that had been dormant for years. A long forgotten vigor and vitality began to course through her. Then the Fairy Godmother again spoke “You have one more wish, what shall you have?” Cinderella looks over to the frightened cat in the corner and says, ”I wish for you to transform Bob, my old cat, into a kind and handsome young man”.
The 18 year old’s of the year 2000
Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year staff at Macquarie University in Sydney puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of the new year’s incoming students. Here is the list for the year 2000: The people who are starting university next year across the nation were born in 1982. They were prepubescent when the Gulf War was waged. Black Monday,1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression. They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the Cold War. They have never feared a nuclear war. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Tianamen Square means nothing to them. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums. They have never owned a record player. They have likely never played Pac Man. They may have never heard of an 8 track. The Compact Disc was introduced when they were 1 year old. They have always had an answering machine. Most have never seen a TV set with only 4 channels, nor have they seen a black-and-white TV. They have always had cable. There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea what BETAMAX is.
Magically, Bob suddenly underwent so fundamental a change in his biological make-up, that when complete he stood before her, a man, so beautiful the likes of which neither she nor the world had ever seen,so fair indeed that birds began to fall from the sky at his feet. The Fairy Godmother again spoke, “Congratulations, Cinderella. Enjoy your new life.” And, with a blazing shock of bright blue electricity, she was gone. For a few eerie moments, Bob and Cinderella looked into each other’s eyes. Cinderella sat, breathless, gazing at the most stunningly perfect man she had ever seen. Then Bob walked over to Cinderella, who sat transfixed in her rocking chair, and held her close in his young muscular arms. He leaned in close, blowing her golden hair with his warm breath as he whispered, “I bet you regret having me neutered now, don’t you?”
They cannot fathom not having a remote control. They were born the year that Walkmans were introduced by Sony. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as the first and second world wars. They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran. They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from. They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. is. The Titanic was found? They thought we always knew where it was. Chicago is a place and was never a group. McDonalds never came in Styrofoam (CFC) containers. There has always been MTV. They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter. ... and Michael Jackson was always white!
The first sermon...
A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly speak. After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done.. The monsignor replied, “When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass.. If I start to get nervous, I take a sip.” So next Sunday he took the monsignor’s advice. At the beginning of the sermon, he got nervous and took a drink. He proceeded to talk up a storm. Upon his return to his office after mass, he found the following note on the door: 1. Sip the Vodka, don’t gulp. 2. There are 10 commandments, not 12. 3. There are 12 disciples, not 10. 4. Jesus was consecrated, not constipated. 5. Jacob wagered his donkey, he did not bet his ass. 6. We do not refer to Jesus Christ as the late J. C. 7. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not referred to as Daddy, Junior and the Spook. 8. David slew Goliath, he did not kick the shit out of him. 9. When David was hit by a rock and was knocked off his donkey, don’tsay he was stoned off his ass. 10. We do not refer to the cross as the “Big T.” 11. When Jesus broke the bread at the Last Supper he said,”Take this and eat it for it is my body.” He did not say “Eat me” 12. The Virgin Mary is not called “Mary with the Cherry,” 13. The recommended grace before a meal is not: Rub-A-Dub-Dub thanks for the grub, yeah God. 14. Next Sunday there will be a taffy pulling contest at St.Peter’s, not a peter pulling contest at St. Taffy’s.
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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING
Pattaya’s first themed beach resort hotel opens
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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, the first truly themed hotel in Thailand, will stage its grand opening on November 3, 2009 with a spectacular Lost World-Indiana Jones theme party. Located on Wong Amat Beach in North Pattaya, the 5-star resort hotel is designed to a Lost World concept and as a destination hotel located directly on
the beach with its own jungle, waterpark and diverse attractions represents an exciting new opportunity for Thailand’s tourism and MICE industries. The hotel is designed as two 18-storey towers connected by sky bridges, and features 555 rooms and suites all facing the ocean. Guests have direct access to the beach, a 230-metre stretch of gently sloping fine sand with an extensive
club lounge access with indoor and outdoor seating and Centara signature service of five complimentary daily meal presentations. The Lost World has its own jungle where there is an intriguing water park with swimming pools, water slides, and a lazy river with waterfalls. The hotel is well organised for children, with a kids’ club and a daily activity programme that includes an indoor camp safari and
for traditional aromatherapy and therapeutic massages and treatments together with the resort’s pedicure and manicure salon, yoga, and meditation sala. Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers a wide choice of versatile convention and meeting rooms within Meeting Village to make it particularly attractive to MICE planners and organisers of corporate meetings and private events.
range of beach and water sport activities including windsurfing, kayaking, boating and fishing. Sporting a contemporary Thai style decor, the room options include Deluxe, Deluxe Ocean View, Premium Deluxe, Deluxe Family, Club Mirage, and Suites, all with their own private balcony or terrace overlooking the resort gardens and ocean. Minimum room size is 42 square metres, with the choice of a king-sized bed or two double beds. Club Mirage offers exclusive facilities and services for the discerning traveller, including private
games rooms for ages three to nine years, while teenage guests have a separate e-zone games and meeting area. There are a number of innovative specialty restaurants and bars. Flames is a beachfront BBQ and grill. Ginger & Lime, located in the resort gardens, serves Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. Modern Italian cuisine, with the focus on fresh seafood, is served at Acqua. Zulu is a lively bar with a DJ and private karaoke rooms, making it a good place for a party. SPA Cenvaree is located in its own oceanfront village, a luxurious venue
At 1,000 square metres, the Mirage Grand Ballroom is the largest venue at the resort and is one of the largest
ballrooms in Pattaya, being capable of accommodating up to 1,200 persons for meetings, private receptions, banquets, and multi-media productions. Five other suites are available, with capacities ranging between 160 and 210 persons. Additional reception venues include the Ballroom garden terrace, beachside garden, roof garden, and poolside. For exciting introductory
offers/packages or more information, please contact tel 066 2 101 1234 ext. 1 or email to reservations@
chr.co.th or visit our website for an instant online reservation at http://www. centarahotelsresorts.com
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Former TAT Governor To Be Investigated After the two Americans, Gerald and Patricia Green, were convicted of bribing former TAT governor, Juthamas Siriwan, in the US courts, the National Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to go ahead and investigate the case against Ms Juthamas. Juthamas was TAT governor from 2002 to 2006 when the Greens were given the rights to host the Bangkok International Film Festival from 2002 to 2007. The Greens allegedly bribed Ms Juthamas to the tune of US$1.8 million. Pirated Goods Clampdown Imminent Purchasers, users and processors of counterfeit goods, including computer software, music and films will be fined Bt1,000 per instance, while commercial-building lessors and owners, website owners and landlords will face fines ranging from Bt30,000-300,000 if amendments to the Trademark Act and Copyright Act are ratified by the cabinet. The intention is to protect intellectual property rights and to take Thailand off the US’s special watch list as one of the main Asian violators. Energy Saving Campaign Gets Off To Good Start At the start of a campaign dedicated to saving energy, promote environmental protection and reduce global warming, Energy Minister Wannarat Charnnukul and his staff cycled to Government House to attend the cabinet meeting to mark “Car Free Day”. The Energy Ministry wants to promote gasohol, biodiesel and natural gas, and to persuade the populace to use public transport instead of cars, particularly in Bangkok, where vehicle fuel use amounts to Bt300 million daily. Two Victims Shot And Later Burnt In South A 19-year-old Muslim man in Yala Province was killed, recently, his neck cut and afterwards his body was torched. Police don’t know if the culprit/s were insurgents or if it was because of personal conflict. In nearby Pattani Province a similar incident occurred where a Buddhist defence volunteer was shot and his body burnt by suspected insurgents. The Southern Muslim insurgents have recently been tied to human trafficking and drug running. Stateless Paper Aeroplane Boy Comes 3rd In Similar Japanese Contest Mong Thongdee, 12, from Chiang Mai, the son of stateless Myanmar migrants with no rights to leave Thailand who won a national paper aeroplane championship in Thailand in August 2008 after he threw a plane that flew for 12 seconds, managed to come 3rd in a similar contest held recently near Tokyo. Mong had originally been denied travel rights, but a media campaign secured him a temporary passport which allowed him to travel to Japan. Security Clamp Down After Bangkok Bombing After a bomb was thrown by person or persons unknown into the former residence of Vicha Mahakun, a member of the National Counter-Corruption Commission, the Deputy Prime Minister ordered a security alert. ‘I have asked the police to be more vigilant and step up security for important figures, including other members of the commission, other independent commissions and the government,’ said Deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban. It is thought the bombing may be connected to PAD elements. Survey Optimistic About Tourism Especially In 2010 Tourism business operators are confident increased confidence will result in a 3-7% rise in tourist numbers in Q4, after an average reduction of 16.3% during Q3,
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according to a recent survey by the Economic and Business Forecasting Centre, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, with Q1, 2010, definitely witnessing a considerable expansion in tourism. Those surveyed believed political uncertainty had a minimal impact on tourism, as anti-government demonstrations were short and ended peacefully. Gang Responsible for ‘Biggest Jewel Heist In Recent History’ Arrested In what police have termed ‘Thailand’s biggest jewel heist in recent history’, when a wily gang of two Mexicans and one Peruvian, posing as customers, stole jewels worth over €1.1m from a booth at Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair on Sept.19, afterwards fleeing to Pattaya, the culprits have been apprehended, due to swift police action, according to Police Commander Chalong Sonjai. However, as yet none of the stolen jewellery has been located, and suspicions are that it has been taken out of Thailand by other gangmembers. Teacher Caught On Film Bashing Student’s Head Against Blackboard After an enraged Bangkok Thai-Chinese bilingual school teacher was filmed by mobile phone beating a 14-year-old bespectacled student’s head against a blackboard, because the boy had forgotten a textbook, education officials have vowed to crack down on corporal punishment in classrooms. The teacher had apparently ‘lost it’ after the boy swore at him in retaliation for being told off. The teacher, Weerapong Pongchanoh, has since resigned and may face criminal charges. Fatal PAD Protest At Preah Vihear Temple The 5000-strong Yellow Shirt protest in Sisaket Province on Sept 19 over the Thai government’s inaction regarding Cambodia’s supposed infringement of a 4.6 square-km disputed area surrounding Preah Vihear Temple resulted in the death of three Yellow Shirts and 41 injuries, according to military reports. Apparently, Thai locals refused to open hotels or sell petrol to the PAD protestors and blocked their way, causing the Yellow Shirts to start fighting them and Thai riot police. Agent Provocateurs out to cause trouble Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said that agent provocateurs, known to be five groups of Bangkok hooligans and similar rowdies from Nonthaburi and Nakhon Pathom, are at large, warning they might strike at any protest, especially those held by the Red Shirts. They hope to inflame any situation, perhaps by throwing “Molotov cocktails at the demonstrators” as they have done in the past. He urged the public to inform officials if they notice anything suspicious. The Asian Development Bank Remains Pessimistic About Recovery The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is pessimistic about the Thai economy’s improvement in 2009. “Even if there is a sign showing that the economic recession has bottomed out, the political turmoil has pressured the country to post the lowest economic growth rate in Southeast Asia,” the ADB director said. He said political conflict remains a major risk factor for the country’s future recovery and could undermine the government’s attempts to stimulate growth. Sondhi Limthongkul Wins Appeal But Gains Another Sentence Media tycoon Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of the YellowShirt PAD protest which paralyzed Suvarnabhumi Airport last year, has had his two-year prison sentence cut to six months by the Court of Appeals the day following his being given another two-year sentence by a different court for defaming Thaksin ally Pridiyathorn Devakula, but he has again been granted bail, pending another appeal. He faces further libel cases from those he has attacked. No Election Imminent Says Suthep Thaugsuban Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has scotched
rumours circulated by red-shirt agent provocateurs of an imminent election proclaiming “The House will be dissolved and a general election called only after rules acceptable to all parties have been put in place.” Suthep also maintained the government intended amending the constitution, specifically two articles relating to selection of MPs and signing of international agreements, but was vague about a new charter drafting assembly. Suvarnabhumi Airport To Get Facelift Suvarnabhumi Airport is to get an overhaul in a bid to become one of the world’s top 10 airports. Improvements include free Wi-Fi, 126 internet terminals for those without laptops, more toilets, improved signs and the upholstery of all 19,000 cold metallic seats with turquoise, peach, green and purple cushions. Tourists accused of stealing will now be handled “transparently” and questioned at the airport, rather than at an external police station. British TV Programme “Explores The Ugly Side Of Tourism In Thailand’ British TV is currently airing a new eight-part documentary, material for which was gathered surreptitiously, entitled “Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand.” The programme will feature scams against tourists and “explores the ugly side of tourism in Thailand” like airport scams, getting ripped off by a gun-wielding jet-ski operator and being jailed after partying at a drugged-out, all-night beach rave. The documentary will hardly help Suvarnabhumi’s public relations, still smarting from last year’s PAD paralysis. Politicians And Others Accused Of Graft Found Not Guilty Thailand’s Supreme Court Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions has found 44 defendants in the Bt1.44 billion Rubber Sapling Project Graft Case not guilty. Those exonerated include Bhumjaithai’s Newin Chidchob , and four other high-profile politicians - members of the disbanded Thai Rak Thai party -Somkid Jatusripitak, then Deputy Prime Minister; Varathep Ratanakorn, then Deputy Finance Minister; Sora-at Klinprathum, then Agriculture Minister; and Adisai Bodharamik, then Commerce Minister PAD Warns Thaksin Is Intent On Violent Overthrow Of Government The PAD is convinced that Thaksin Shinawatra will resort to violence to try to destroy the government, warning that Thaksin was expected to mobilise all of his followers, including those in uniform, to try to bring down the government soon after the Red-Shirt demonstration to mark the third anniversary of the coup that ousted Thaksin. If that fails, Thaksin will attempt to use his network to carry out underground operations to try to oust the government. Thailand International Education Exhibition To Promote Thailand As Asia’s Educational Hub The Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, is intent on promoting its international education services in accordance with the government’s policy to establish Thailand as Asia’s hub of international education by 2012 by radically accelerating the implementation of the strategic projects under the ‘Stronger Thailand’ action plan. It will be putting on The Thailand International Education Exhibition 2009 (TIEE 2009) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Bangkok, from October 9-11. PM Abhisit Warns He Will Get Tough If Thaksin’s Red Shirts Escalate Conflict PM Abisit took the opportunity in New York to refute Thaksin’s recent accusation that the government is riddled with corruption. The premier maintains that Thailand is now more stable under his government and that recent violent protests are evidence of a vibrant democracy at work. He warned that if Thaksin and his Red Shirts try to foment unrest, “the government will have to take stronger measure to ensure peace and order.”
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B U S I N E S S M AT T E R S
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5 Reasons to review your uk pension by Simon Philbrook Whether you plan to retire tomorrow or in 30 years time, there has never been a more critical time for UK pension scheme members to take important decisions about their retirement planning. 1. Fund Performance – Most of us are aware of how badly pension funds have performed during the recent downturn. As I highlighted last year, market volatility and asset risk should be one of the main calls to action but all too often the opposite effect occurs. However it’s very clear that for most pension holders, procrastination is invariably the worst possible course of action. If you take an average personal pension fund value of £200,000 and compare average pension fund performance to one of MBMG’s recommended pension funds, Osmium, the decision to do nothing last year cost you £34,000 and we expect the cost of delay to only continue to increase, not get better.
Review now to ensure that your pension is appropriately invested! 2. The Demise of Final Salary Schemes – Partly as a result of this turmoil in investment markets, 91% of final salary schemes are now in deficit, with the administrators stating that these schemes cannot carry on in their present format. The current shortfall in funding for UK final salary schemes, excluding civil service pensions, recently rose to £390,000 billion, equivalent to £150,000 for every member of every scheme. This was exacerbated when The Bank of England added an extra £150 billion of liquidity into the UK financial system in March. Gilt yields fell and, as these produce much of the income for UK final salary pension schemes, the shortfall increased by £100 billion virtually overnight, leading The Daily Telegraph to comment “It will hammer the final nail into the coffin of final salary schemes”. If there are any doubts about the ongoing financial viability of your pension scheme request a pension transfer analysis immediately! 3. The Pension Protection
Fund (PPF) – Sadly the Government’s ‘backstop’ to protect pensioners and workers who contribute to group pension schemes was £517 million in the red in March 2008. The most detailed study3 to date concluded that “the PPF will live under the permanent risk of insolvency as a consequence of the moral hazard, adverse selection, and especially systemic risks that it faces”. This was in 2006, before the problems caused by the current global credit crisis and the threatened downgrading of the UK’s sovereign credit rating. The “systemic risks” are that the PPF is funded solely by levies from other group pension funds. With more schemes failing as more companies close, this leaves fewer solvent schemes bailing out more and more struggling ones - an unsustainable position that is currently under review by the National Audit Office. The “systemic risks” are that the PPF is funded solely by levies from other group pension funds. With more schemes failing as more companies close, this leaves fewer solvent schemes bailing out more and more struggling ones - an unsustainable position that is
currently under review by the National Audit Office. There used to be references to the PPF guaranteeing benefits. This has changed. David Robins of Watson Wyatt told MoneyWeek that “Rhetoric about guarantees has conspicuously disappeared with more ministerial speeches saying only that the PPF ‘provides a safety net’.” Even if the PPF survives, payments are capped and last year the average annual payout per person was £4,700. Act now, don’t pay later! 4. Historically High Transfer Values – If you move your pension the value is transferred from your old scheme to your new one. For the final salary schemes discussed in the previous point, this value is largely calculated by reference to gilt yields (in simple terms the lower that interest rates are, the higher amount of capital is needed to produce a specified income). The flip side of the fall in Gilt yields to historically low levels is that the transfer values that members receive if they move their pensions have increased by up to 30%. Pension experts in the UK are recommending that scheme members whose
Three birds bad luck
by Mr Pobaan
The name’s Pobaan, Kuhn Pobaan. I have a Walther PPK under my pillow and a beautiful girl in my arms. She looks up and brushes a comma of black hair from my brow. Excuse me, but I’m having another James Bond moment. I can’t help it. It comes over me whenever I think of the quote that runs through the ‘Goldfinger’ novel: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.’ This week – and I’m not kidding – three animals have flown into our humble residence on the hill and flapped around the bedrooms followed by the Pobaans frantically waving towels to shoo them towards an open window. In order, these intruders were a bat, a bird and a butterfly. ‘Three Bs! And not one of them a bee,’ I cleverly point out to my wife. ‘No. No bees. But it means
bad luck,’ she responds, with less of the ‘think positive’ attitude than I thought I’d taught her. ‘Why does it mean bad luck?’ ‘Three birds flying in the house.’ ‘But they weren’t three birds. One of them was a mammal and one was an insect.’ ‘Still bad luck.’ ‘Enemy action, then?’ ‘Sorry. I don’t understand.’ What my beloved means, if I catch her drift correctly, is that, whatever caused the three similar aeronautical events in our house, their happening closely together is a harbinger of bad luck. This means that something bad will happen to us. Mr Pobaan will be seduced into an adulterous relationship by a slim, beautiful, wicked woman with farang eyelids and big boobs (this isn’t my fantasy, by the way, but Mrs Pobaan’s constant and abiding fear), the roof will blow off our house or her brother will
drink too much and fall off his motorbike. These may seem like very different and distant possibilities, but that just goes to show how powerful three birds can be. Our marriage, house and the fortunes of Mrs Pobaan’s family are not yet a lost cause. Bad luck can be averted by suitable amounts of good luck. And we don’t have to wait for a random event such as an invasion of flying animals. We can go out there and grab some good luck for ourselves. So off we set to Viharnra Sien, the Taoist temple east of Pattaya, to see if they have the full-strength kind of good luck we need to neutralise airborne fauna in the bedroom. I am constantly amazed by the wealth of cultural artefacts to be found around Pattaya. Without the long history of, say, Ayutthaya, you might expect Pattayans to have focused exclusively on what they do best – having fun and making money. But no, huge investments have been made
in and around our city in constructing buildings with a spiritual purpose, not least of all our destination today, the ‘Abode of the Gods’, built only 15 years ago by the Chinese community in the name of the King. Clearly chuffed, he came and opened it. Today, we head for the small lake nearby and the ramshackle stalls beside it. Mrs Pobaan takes some time in selecting suitable subjects from the buckets of writhing creatures. She buys an eel, a terrapin and a crustacean of some kind – possibly a crayfish. We walk to the lake and release them into the muddy water. They circle confusedly for a few moments and then swim off. Further up the bank, a boy with a huge net is catching eels – and probably terrapins and crayfish – and putting them in a bucket remarkably similar to the ones at the stall where we bought our temporary pets. ‘Is this really going to
analyses recommended not transferring a year ago should, in light of these revised values, re-examine the situation. It’s unlikely that interest rates will remain at such historic lows forever, so this opportunity must be taken up now or lost forever. 5 Qualifying Recognised Offshore Pension Schemes (QROPS) - By moving your pension fund to a QROPS you legitimately avoid UK tax on the income drawn from the fund, provided you have been an expatriate for over five years. Your pension fund will, however, be subject to taxation in the country where you reside. Currently in Thailand there is no income tax or capital gains tax levied on offshore investment income. You can, therefore, under current legislation, draw your pension income “tax free” if you choose to retire in Thailand. Guernsey is one of a number of reputable jurisdictions on the “white list” with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for implementing internationally agreed tax standards and transparency. Furthermore, the Guernsey tax office now has a full and open dialogue with HMRC,
ensuring peace of mind for everyone who moves their pension funds to a QROPS registered there. QROPS are now enshrined in HMRC legislation and while we expect QROPS legislation to be around for many years to come, it is true that by acting now you clearly crystallise the current, highly favourable transfer values! MBMG are pleased to announce they are hosting a seminar on Friday 2nd October at The Royal Veruna Yacht Club, Pattaya from 7pm and welcome anyone to come along. Please email me to reserve your place.
bring good luck?’ I venture sceptically. ‘Oh yes. It’s good luck to free animals that were going to be eaten.’ ‘Do you think that eel was going to be eaten? I think they caught it so that you’d buy it and let it go.’ ‘Anyway, now they’re free. It’s good luck to be kind to animals.’ ‘But catching them over and over again isn’t being kind to them,’ I nearly say, but manage to intercept the challenge to Mrs Pobaan’s reasonably harmless belief somewhere between my brain and my voicebox. Instead, I substitute the less controversial: ‘Shall we have a look around the temple?’ And so we view the huge bronze statues of the Tao immortals, the massive granite lions that were somehow transported here from China (probably not as hand-luggage) and the throng of life-size figures in martialarts poses that make us feel we’re in a scene from a kung fu movie. It is a stirring experience. Driving home, we sense our spirits have been lifted. I’m feeling bad that we contributed to an industry – albeit on a small scale – that causes unnecessary disturbance to harmless aquatic creatures. Mrs Pobaan is wondering if she has earned enough good luck
to wipe out the misfortune to be caused by the three Bs. That evening we visit a few bars in town. I surreptitiously ogle a considerable number of attractive young women, but none of them seems intent on stealing me away from the light of my life and we return home with our marriage intact. The roof is still in place. Mrs Pobaan spends a long time on the phone to her mother. I am not proficient in the language they speak – an amalgam of Thai and Yao which anyone outside the family finds difficult to follow, especially if, like me, they speak neither. However, the tones and cadences do not seem to indicate bad news. ‘How’s your brother?’ I enquire. ‘Oh, fine,’ my teerak replies.
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 I’m so used to the small table and big pockets of pool that now, when I try to play snooker, I find I can hardly pot a ball. Two reds and two colours I consider a championship-winning break. And yet it looks so easy on the telly. What do readers consider the game with the greatest gap between how easy it looks and how hard it turns out to be? Email your suggestions to kuhn. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 that are continusioly being asked by pool owners. Why is the water in my pool forever cloudy? There are many reasons why this is a problem. Starting with the easiest and les cost, try. 1. Make sure that the PH is set correctly at 7.4 on your test sample kit. 2. Make sure that the chlorine level is set at 2.2 – 3.4 Monitor you pool over a 3 day period, if problems persist, then check the following. 1. The filter and the pump should be balanced ie. If you have a filter that has a filtration rate of 20,000 liters per hr. then the pump should
be of the same flow rate, check that the filter gauge is working, after a back wash check the filter pressure, the gauge should read approx. 10 psi. 2. Check the system for air leaks, if when the system is first shut down, listen for air getting into the system, if air gets into the system, then you
should call out an experienced system hydraulics’ engineer. The most likely cause is that there is a problem with the MPV. Perhaps one would only need to change the MPV. Seating gasket, of course the complete MPV. may need replacing, the life expectancy of an MPV. Is approx. 5 years, or less if the
filter is of an inferior quality (cheep Chinese ) 3. If air comes in to the pool lint basket, then check the
pump connections, if these connections are leak free then there may be a problem with the pipe work, again
if in doubt call a qualified engineer. 4. How often do you change your filter medium? If you use sand from an unknown source, to which there are no guarantees, then this would need to be changed after 26 back washes or 2 years, If you were to use Zeolite which is made from crushed volcanic rock imported from Australia, then this medium will last for up to 7 years or 80 back washes. 5. The pool shell, what is the condition of the tile grout? Are there gaps in the joints, where there is no grout? If the answer is yes then this needs to be taken care of, because exposed concrete, plaster work, will break down with chlorine or acidic water, which makes the pool alkali, this will cause the pool to be cloudy and prone to green algae.
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at Ocean Pearl and accomplish an escape from the ordinary. At Ocean Pearl, you’re just minutes away from the all excitement of Pattaya Bay, with a multitude of entertainment at your command. *2 minutes walk to the Pattaya’s landmark
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already 80% completed with lush landscaping – and the properties will be ready to move in at the end of 2009. For more information please call 081 439 5000, 038 252 228. Email info@oceanpearlpattaya. com or www.oceanpearlpattaya.com
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: email@example.com Quick Tip Don’t restart your air conditioner right after you’ve turned it off. ACs have cooling systems similar to that of refrigerators; pressure must be allowed to equalize each time the motor shuts down. To help prolong the life of your air conditioner, wait at least 10 minutes before starting it again. Wet Nurse We are nurses who must do laundry almost every day, Andy, so we need your help right away. Our clothes dryer is about five years old, and recently it has not been getting the laundry as dry as it used to. Everything seems to operate okay, but after a normal dry cycle, clothes remain almost as wet as when they went in unless we run the dryer two or three times longer than normal. Any idea what the problem might be? Anna and Pit When clothes dryers become less efficient or laundry doesn’t dry at all, the most common reason is a clogged exhaust vent. Lint, dust, dirt, etc, often block air from passing
through the vent, thus debilitating the dryer. Before doing anything else, remove the vent from the back of your dryer, then dry a load of laundry. At the end of a normal cycle, check to see if the clothes are dry. If so, the problem is a clogged vent and it needs to be cleaned. However, if laundry remains wet, then the culprit might be a burned out heating element. To check that, use an Ohm meter, which you can pick up at a local hardware or home store. Replacing the heating element is a simple repair in most clothes dryers. Pump It Up Hi Andy. I had a single story house built in Nong Khai last year, and the 12month guarantee runs out next month. You are my last hope. The house has two baths and a kitchen, with a single water heater that serves all taps. When we run hot water, the water pump switches on and off, on and off—every second--and the water similarly flows on and off. If a second tap is opened, the water flows continuously. It’s a Wilo water pump (German), but
I could get no Englishspeaking help from their office in Germany or any answers from HomePro in Udonthani.Any information would be appreciated. Dave The intricacies of water pumps are beyond my scope, Dave. But our friend Blaine is a Pattaya expat with vast experience in such areas, and he has had more than his share of solving plumbing and electrical problems. When Blaine became aware of your dilemma, he launched a full-scale investigation. His conclusions: I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Andy. I found Dave’s water pump at HomePro; it’s a Korean pump that’s imported to Germany. The printed material refers consumers to a useless Website for support. In my opinion, that particular pump is the worst model offered sold at HomePro. It’s small (only 250 watt); it’s nonconventional (it appears to have some kind of hybrid control circuit); it has a pressure switch which is not adjustable, and it uses
a reed switch (I think it’s attached to some kind of magnetic flow sensor). All are attached to an electronic-control circuit board. If Dave wants to use this pump, he should first pressurize the air accumulator to 0.9 kg/cm (approx 13 p.s.i). If that doesn’t work, he should return the pump to HomePro and exchange it for a better, more conventional pump of at least 500w (approx ½ hp). This Wilo pump will always be a problem due to lack of service, support, spare parts (which are very specialized), and inadequate size. I also doubt that this pump could really supply enough water for a good shower. Also, this pump is expensive (over 6,700 baht) for what it is. As an alternative, maybe Dave should talk to the builder about getting a pump from a supplier in the Nong Khai area who would provide service as well. Major brands like Mitsubishi, Hitachi, or some Thaimade brands are usually a good choice due to the availability of service, support, and spare parts. He could get suggestions from the “pump service company” in the next large village and from local hardware stores that carry pumps. Blaine Powerful Connections I replaced several wall outlets to allow for
“What If She Goes First?”
Disclaimer : Statements within this article may not be 100% accurate due to changing Thai real estate laws and misinterpretation of current laws due to incorrect translation or misunderstanding. This article should NOT to be construed as legal advice. Always obtain current accurate legal advice from a reputable licensed Thai lawyer. The only purpose of this article is to cause you to think about something you may not have considered: What happens if your Thai wife passes away before you do? Many expats are married to Thai women who are young enough to be their daught…er…a…ahem… that is to say, from another generation. On the surface that sounds worse than the reality. A gentleman who
is 75 years old while his wife is 50 falls into that category. Advancing age has a way of erasing the stark differences between a man who married at 50 to a girl who was 25. There is something very important and relevant about this age spread that married expats often overlook. When an expat is significantly older than his wife, he often assumes he will be relieved from his earthly existence long before his lovely wife will. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. One of my elderly neighbors lost his 38 year old wife when she suddenly and unexpectedly died from a severe illness. Never contemplating this, he was emotionally devastated and unprepared legally. All the legal aspects of his life were structured on the assumption he would die first.
Another example: Larry was 26 years older than his wife Natruja. He was in poor health and knew he would pass away before her. Because of this, he had everything put in her name so that when he died it would be easy for her to carry on with her life. He also assumed it would save her court costs and the time delay of having to prove what was rightfully hers. Unfortunately, Natruja was in a motorcycle accident and died two years into the marriage. All of a sudden Larry was living in a furnished home and driving a car that now belonged to his in-laws. Like buying insurance, it is always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. We hope to never use it, but appreciate it when unexpected tragedy occurs. Therefore, it is worth giving serious consideration to how you title ownership
of your residence, car and anything else of great value. Generally speaking, it is illegal for a foreigner to own real estate in Thailand. Therefore, many foreigners set up holding companies and register title of their property in the holding company. How it is set up may create problems when identifying who owns the property if a principal in the company dies. If you choose this method, hire a reputable real estate lawyer and get schooled on the practicality and legality of this method. Find out what happens to the holding company and real estate if you die. Just as important, what happens if your Thai wife dies? “Oh, I’ll just make it simple and title the property in my wife’s name,” you say. First, you will have to sign a legal document stating the money to purchase the
grounded three-prong connections. But now, Andy, when I flip a certain light switch, one outlet (with nothing plugged in) makes an electric buzzing noise for a half second and then a breaker trips and all power shuts down in that section of the house. I thought I had done a good job installing the outlets, but it seems now I must call an electrician. Any thoughts? Karl I have the same thought you had, Karl: Call an electrician. It seems you are a novice around electrical connections, and you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. I’m all in favor of learning, but yours might be a shocking experience. So learn from your expert, stay close, watch what he’s doing and ask questions. And here’s a note to all amateur electricians: Deal with one item at a time. In this case, focus on replacing a single outlet only, then check your work and make sure everything is operating properly. That makes trouble-shooting easier than needing to isolate which of a dozen outlets might be wired wrong. Patio Poo In discussing exterior paint recently, you advised a reader to remove all bird droppings before repainting. We don’t want
property didn’t come from you. Since it probably did, you do not want to lie on this legal form. Secondly, do you really want to put the property in your wife’s name outright? Anything could happen to her at any time which could put you out in the street. You would have no legal recourse or claim to the property. An alternative method of ownership is registering a 30 year mortgage with the title at the land office. Have a real estate lawyer help you through the process. The cost is inconsequential considering the amount of money involved and the risks you are taking. If you contemplate doing this without the help of a lawyer, keep in mind that any legal document you sign in Thailand is binding whether you can read Thai or not. When using the 30 year mortgage method you are in essence ‘loaning’ the purchase money for the property to your wife. Your name will be listed, in Thai,
to repaint our patio, but we would like to get rid of the bird poo and the damage it caused to our railings. Can you advise? Maria Elena If you don’t want to paint, the only way to repair the damage caused by bird droppings is to polish the paint. Use paint polish to blend the surrounding paint, bringing it down to the same level as the damaged area. (Sounds drastic, but it works well.) But, because you are making the existing layer of paint thinner, you must be careful not to polish all the way through to the primer. Do so, and you’ll have a more noticeable problem than the one the birds left behind. Any good paint polish can be used, but it will take a fair amount of rubbing. It’s better to start with a fine polishing compound (a scratch remover formula works well, too), followed by a good hand polish. Before applying the polish, it might be a good idea to first wet the bird feces and neutralize it with a disinfectant to reduce the potential of breathing in hazardous spores; it also will make your cleaning job easier. You might also need a hard nylon bristle brush to remove droppings that are oxidized and have become hardened and encrusted into the surface.
on the Chanut as the lender. This gives you rights to the property for the 30 years of the ‘loan’ even if your wife passes away. This mortgage can be renewed for another 30 years if you happen to outlive the first 30 year term. There is a ‘one time’ tax when the mortgage is registered. Even though foreigners cannot purchase real estate, they can inherit it in their name if their wife passes away before they do as long as they have a registered legal marriage. The traditional Thai Buddhist wedding ceremony is not sufficient and does not make you legally wed. You and your wife will also want to have a ‘will’ written in both Thai and English and registered both in Thailand and in your home country. Your ‘will’ should not only spell out what happens to the real estate, personal property and vehicles in case you die, but also what happens in case your wife dies.
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Golf with the Phoenix Tuesday Group by Mike Gerrard TRICKY TAYLOR TRIUMPHS Hello there you gofers. Last Tuesday saw us with 3 nice groups once again tackling the MOUNTAIN and LAKES course at the much improving conditions. Nearing, what some folks would like to think is going to be a high season the grounds man is fast making the course the envy of all. I say some folks want a high season. But when you can play millionaires golf on such nice courses, who wants to spoil it all with loads of foreigners creating slow play???? Joking apart, the weather was wonderful and the company even better. After a long absence from our group we welcomed PAUL TAYLOR back and he immediately showed us all how he has improved by being a member at Siam Country club. Paul took the first prize today with a very steady 38 points, with our own dear JOHN BARTLEY claiming second place. Only two near pins were won today with GIORGIO
BACCIOLI and GRAHAM DIETRICH claiming those. Back at TOY’S MUSIC BAR, after the first thirst quencher (free in our group) we distributed the days awards accordingly. With only two near pins won it meant that we had 3 lucky draw cards to pull out and theses were duly awarded to MIKE GERRARD, SERGIO VOLPI and KEN AKESTER. Leaving poor old STUART GORDON and DENNIS EDMUNDS the only persons not to receive anything. Never mind I am sure Stuart will get his revenge next week. Sadly Dennis will not able to do so due to him going back to dear old blighty to help prop up the pension funds for us lazy old buggers here. In addition to the TUESDAY golf at PHOENIX we have now started an additional day on FRIDAY’S at GREEN VALLEY GOLF CLUB. Much the same format with GRAHAM DIETRICH organising the course facilities and tee times with myself helping with the players bookings and presentation at the golf club after the game. This week DEAR JOHN BARTLEY was one stroke
behind me going down the 18th. We both put our second shot into the greenside bunker and I thought O.K. a bogey will possibly be enough to win. Think again McDuff????? DEAR JOHN holed out from the bunker for a birdie and my bogey was not good enough to win the day. Well done John. However I did get second! If you are not a member of GREEN VALLEY golf club then, as long as you are a member of the PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB you can enjoy a green fee of 550 Baht by purchasing a special voucher from myself, this rate is afforded to PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB MEMBERS only. If you are not a member of the PSC you are still welcome to join us but you will have to be signed in by GRAHAM as a members guest at 1,000 B green fee. If anyone wishes to join either or both groups, please call me on 087 091 7565. At this time of the year we do need to know before hand who is and who is not coming to play. Pretty soon tee times will be difficult to obtain. Best wishes to you all and swing straight.
The Bunker Golf
Crystal Bay Playing Stableford at Crystal Bay in two flights and with the cut set at handicap 15 it was the visiting Korean golfer’s who stole the show today. Keii Chi and Mori were first and second in the A Flight while Rab had to settle for third place. Korean Lee Jong won the B Flight with 42 points from a disappointed
Lee Butler who came into the clubhouse with 40 points having had a back nine that included six pars and a birdie (gross 37) scoring 26 points! Third place went to John Hughes who has just returned to Thailand and is plotting the defence of his “John Preddy Memorial Trophy” Results: A Flight:
1st Keii Chii (hcp 9) 38 points 2nd Mori (hcp 15) 36 points 3rd Rab McDonald (hcp 10) 35 points B Flight: 1st Lee Jong (hcp 22) 42 points 2nd Lee Butler (hcp 18) 40 points 3rd John Hughes (hcp 18) 34 points Near Pin Winners – Geoff
Parker, Alan Sullivan, Takeshi and Lee Jong. Greenwood Well, after the long drive to Greenwood, getting changed and ready for tee off on the first, the heavens opened and not a ball was hit as it looked like the rain was in for the duration, so it was back to Pattaya for some alternative
R & R! (TIT!)
Treasure Hill Last month’s golfer of the month Rab McDonald was at it again! Playing with two flights the cut was set at handicap 15. Rab won the A Flight with a level par round, two shots ahead of the Bunker Boy’s regular celebrity golfer Steve Coppell who took the runner up spot one point ahead of third placed Paul Smith. Lee Butler, who fancies the golfer of the month title for the first time in his time at the Bunker, won the B Flight three points ahead of Peter Habgood and Jim Wooler who both had 31 points, Peter winning on a count back. Only three near pin prizes were won and they went to PJ Redmond, Alan Sullivan and Paul Smith. Results: A Flight: 1st Rab McDonald (hcp 10) 36 points 2nd Steve Coppell (hcp 12) 34 points 3rd Paul Smith (hcp 4) 33 points B Flight: 1st Lee Butler (hcp 18) 34 points 2nd Peter Habgood (hcp 16) 31 points 3rd Jim Wooler (hcp 21) 31 points Near pin winners – PJ, Paul Smith and Alan Sullivan.
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Three Sisters Golf
by Paul E. Donahue
Teeing off this 22 of September, the Three Sisters Golf Group were fortunate to have absolutely great weather. Mostly cloudy right up to the 18th hole when the sun came out in full force. The Pattaya Country Club course was in fine shape so there were no excuses for poor play. Paul Kraft scared himself by chipping from off the green to a birdie 2 on the notorious Par 3 #16. Bill Thompson thought he had a “hole in one” coming as his drive came within inches of the cup. Nice try Bill. Returning from his stint at sea, Arnold Van Der Graaf came in to Caddy
Arnold Van Der Graaf on the left with Bill Thompson on the right Shack II with a respectable Next week the Three Sisters 39 followed closely by Bill Group will begin golfing on Thompson with a 38. A Wednesdays at the usual 7 special treat enjoyed by all AM tee time. This will allow were the Chili dogs provided players to watch USA NFL by Larry Bell. Thanks Larry. Monday Night football.
Golf from the Travellers Rest
by Barry Hooper
Two Caddies / Broken Clubs As a reporter you are always looking for a story to headline your report. Usually it is someone who has excelled during the week. Well this week is a little different. Unlike some golf reporters I am not always able to go out with all the groups during the week. But I do listen to what is being discussed by our participants back in the bar and I must same I was very surprised
previous occasion but I think a little adrenalin was flowing after finding the location of his ball and might be brought into the equation. On Monday the 7th a small group travelled out to Plutaluang I have it advised that the course was in good shape but being low season some held over participation for the next days outing to Emerald. This is a course that you either like or loath. John Lay obviously found it to his liking and came home with thirty-six to take first place
Saturday Winners – Michael Moreton, Martin Zimmermann and Jon Lay (and the broken club) along with many others to followed in by Ted Senior at hear that one player amongst thirty-four and Ray Allison our groups actually on many at thirty-one. Two two’s occasions takes out two recorded from Ray and Yoshi caddies. Ebina (a new name to me) Why you might ask? The Tuesday the 8th and off to explanation offered was that Emerald we went. one carried his bag and the We have not been there in other his umbrella to keep off some time mainly because the sun. Only on Thailand me of cost it seems. But we had thinks but maybe I am wrong. an excellent turnout on the The other story is not day so two divisions. This that unusual it seems after course is one that you really investigation. But one of the have to manage well it can be TRGG group on Saturday tight and the par three’s very at Green Valley managed testing. to break his five iron whilst But this failed to phase Ted attempting to extricate his Senior it seems in division ball from close to a tree. The one. He came home with fortyevidence can be seen in this one no mean achievement on week’s picture. He advised this course to win and he was me that the shaft had already followed in by Frank Kelly at been weakened from a forty Eight back to third was
Mod Chaviraksa. The second Division went to Yoshi Ebina with thirty-seven. Second, Alun Webber at thirty-five with Garry Hall on the same score, however, beaten on count-back into third. Two two’s both at the fifteenth from Frank Kelly and (Mr. Two himself) Ted Senior Thursday 10th of September Yes another visit to our regular Thursday venue of Phoenix (Mountain and Lake again) Course excellent as always. Scoring very good, though a low turnout. Ito Akitoshi one of regular players but not a person I see at the top of the list that often decided this was going to be his day and he came home with forty to win. Just taking it by the one over David Gray at thirty-nine. Alun Webber was a further three back at thirty-six in third beating Garry Hall by one this time back at thirty-five. No two’s so the traditional bell ring back at the bar. Saturday 5th September and back to Green Valley. Green Valley played a little easier on the day than last week I understand although some pin placements on the top tiers of the greens made things tricky at times. I had the opportunity to personally play this week and I was very impressed with the course. Rain threatened but did not aspire to anything and at times there was a refreshing light breeze. It was very enjoyable. The numbers were medium so only one division. Poopay who had a great win last week at the same venue could only manage fourth this week at thirty-six. One up on her was the Doc himself Michael Moreton at thirty-seven but loosing out on the count back to Jon Lay (21 to19) who took second. But the winner was Martin Zimmerman who not been
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Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table Streamline won their first beer of the season off a notso-thirsty London Gang. The Londoner however, first taking the game. O’Learys Lepracorns travelled to Palmers to find Gorgeous George back in town, and he soon had the Lepracorn ladies in a tizzy, Palmers Crew taking the game. Stuart gave his Lepracorns a half time talking involving his ‘shillelagh’ which resulted in O’Learys taking the beer. Capt’ Mick had the Bunker Boys practicing their shortgame all week, the Bunker Boys out-putting the Posse at the OK Corral to take both honors. Team Lucky Time visited the Dungeon. An evening of ‘nip’ & ‘tuk’ darts saw all resting on the beer. In a beer leg that was exciting as watching paint dry, Delboy finely checkout, giving all to Lucky Time. Darts Mee Chew. Paul (MC) scored a 180 as did Ian (LT), darts. Up the Soi at the Rising Sun, the Sunshine Boys thought they had the evening sewn up when they were winning 5-0 against Cheers. Stan’s Boys & Girls had other ideas however, and in one of those comebacks the score sat at 6-6, the game win resting on the final match. Lance chalked his darts (I know, and somehow) managed to win the match. Game RS 7-6. The Sunshine Boys also taking the beer. The result knocking Cheers from the top spot. Jerome (RS) for the 2nd week running (and Lance sighed with relief) lost to a lady, darts Pon. And finely, it was Melly who had to buy Welsh Ian a few drinks, one for his 180 and one for the beer leg. I noticed Melly discreetly pick up the gauntlet and place it away!
out with us for some time with his thirty-nine points. Good Win. Two two’s both at the ninth Roger Wilkinson and Martin Zimmerman. If you want any further information about the golf outings played by the TRGG please contact Fergus Brennan on 0860567019 or call in to the Travellers Rest in Soi LK Metro. Detailed Results for the week –
Monday 7th September at Plutaluang Jon Lay 36 hc 9 Ted Senior 34 hc 13 Ray Allison 31 hc 11 Tuesday 8th September at Emerald Division 1 Ted Senior 41 hc 13 Frank Kelly 40 hc 12 Mod Chaviraksa 32 hc 11 Fergus Brennan 31 hc 08 Division 2 Yoshi Ebina 37 hc 20 Alun Webber 35 hc 24 c/b
Garry Hall 35 hc 21 c/b Seamus O’Farrell 32 hc 36 Thursday 10th September at Phoenix (Mountain & Lakes) Ito Akitoshi 40 hc 08 David Gray 39 hc 31 Alun Webber 36 hc 24 Garry Hall 35 hc 21 Saturday 12th September at Green Valley Martin Zimmerman 39 hc 17 Jon Lay 37 hc 09 c/b Michael Moreton 37hc 25 c/b Tewin Lamthong 36 hc 13 Mod Chaviraksa 34 hc 11
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golf from the Café Kronborg by Peter Blackburn Pattana A & B, Yellow Tees – Stableford 15 of us left the Café Kronborg at the usual time of 0815 and arrived at the classy Pattana course 50 minutes later. Before we left Hugh O’Donnell was commenting how he had gone out one shot after last Saturday’s handicap review and would have been completely unaware of what the day had in store for him. After a short wait at the first tee we commenced at 0935 in hot and very humid conditions. The course was in great shape as usual although a bit soggy for the first few holes after the early morning heavy showers. Greens were excellent and certainly to the liking of one of my regular playing partners, Marcel Wittwer who scorched around the front nine level with the card for 25 points. Alas, his game dropped away somewhat
on the second nine which prompted me to address him as HMAS Wittwer (anchors away). I was determined to inject some sort of humour into the situation as my
Flight 0 – 17 and B Flight 18 and over. Marcel was able to hang on for first place despite his second nine of 14 points (his handicap has now gone from 14 to 13) and Walter
Marcel Wittwer The Admiral & Hugh O’Donnell
own golf was extremely ordinary to say the least. Our round was completed in the excellent time of 4 hours & 10 minutes. We had 2 flights with the A
Baechli finished second from Elias Magnusson who is just starting to thaw out after his return from Iceland. There was a “bolter” in B Flight with 79 year old Hugh
O’Donnell winning with the marvelous score of 44 points (his handicap has now gone from 26 down to 22). The consistent Colin Swann finished in second place from Graham Buckingham. Results for Pattana: A Flight 1st – Marcel Wittwer – 39 points (14) 2nd – Walter Baechli – 37 points (15) 3rd – Elias Magnusson – 32 points (16) B Flight 1st – Hugh O’Donnell – 44 points (26) 2nd – Colin Swann – 38 Points (25) 3rd – Graham Buckingham – 30 Points (22) Treasure Hill – Stableford We had 13 starters, including Barry Collier from Hong Kong who was here in Pattaya for a 6 day stay. As usual we left Café Kronborg at 0815 on the dot and although there was a small amount of rain
during the 55 minute journey to Treasure Hill it was fine and very pleasant when we arrived. Just one group in front of us enabled our first group to tee off at 0940 and we found the course in fairly good condition but once more lots of sand on the greens and indeed on the fairways also. Another speedy round with a couple of drink stops and we were finished in four hours and twenty minutes. Two flights, comprising of A – 0 to 17 and B – 18 & over. Once again the Swiss figured in the A Flight winner’s list with Mr Colour himself, Walter Baechli finishing first from Bill Plath and Mr Consistent Marcel Wittwer
in third place. Losing 4 shots off his handicap didn’t seem to bother 79 year old Hugh O’Donnell who took out B Flight on a count back from Wayne Koch with Colin Swann finishing third. Results for Treasure Hill: A Flight 1st – Walter Baechli – 36 points (15) 2nd – Bill Plath – 33 points (16) 3rd – Marcel Wittwer – 32 points (13) B Flight 1st – Hugh O’Donnell – 34 points (22) 2nd – Wayne Koch – 34 points (23) 3rd – Colin Swann – 30 points (25)
Golf from Tropical Bert’s
by Derek Brook
Rayong Country Club Stableford After a week off from the normal Friday golf from Bert’s to support the PSC monthly members tournament last week at Pleasant Valley we journeyed to Rayong CC. After several visits over the past few months we were anxious to see if the course was continuing to show improvements. This morning there were few cars in the car park and no one waiting to check in. This was OK for our group as we were quickly on the first tee and ready to go. One slight problem noticed was that the clubhouse restaurant was closed and not looking likely to open anytime soon. Water and other drinks were available at the kiosk near the tenth
tee. So off we went without problem until reaching the first green. There we found the surface heavily sanded. Needless to say, this was to make putting very difficult on this day as every green was found in the same condition, with some sand so heavily laid that footprints were left when walking. Other than this the course was in reasonable condition and one can only hope that the greens will soon be in good condition as the expected high season approaches. It would be a shame to see a course that has shown such promise recently, return to a poorly maintained track. Back in the clubhouse a sign had been posted on the restaurant door stating that it would reopen the following day under new management. We hope this happens as
only a couple of enterprising golfers thought to head up to the kiosk for a supply of refreshment after finishing their round. It was nice to have a cool one after the shower. So it was back to Tropical Bert’s for food and drink and tabulation of the scoring for the day. With thirst quenched and food downed the prize giving was held and all invited to join us again. All in all scoring was pretty good given the condition of the greens and the reported number of three putts. Well played! Results 1st: Dick Warberg (19), 38 pts, 2nd: Steve Hamstad (12), 36 pts, by count back over Lamar Short and Stan Dare Near Pins: Steve Hamstad, Mick O’Meara (2)
Darkside Darts League
The end of yet another season of darts over at the Darkside Darts League, Congratulations too the Darkside league winners the “Chill Bar” Meanwhile the Lucky Time met with the Court Jesters and what a battle it was! Jesters team were throwing arrows like javelers, even Ian manage to get a few to stay in the board. The 19th Hole were short of a player as there player(Del) came down to the Lucky Time Bar to watch a real game of darts, but he prove to be a jinx as the Lucky Time bar lost the
game 5 - 4....Darts Jesters A quick draw at the “Chill Bar” against the Sqaudron’s Pioneer International Bar it was all over by 9.30pm Chill Bar allstars taking all the games apart from one, is Mark ever going to win a game of singles??? More 180’s were thrown last night Darts Kenny and Peter, 19th Hole with one player short manage to get beaten/ slaughtered by Moanies the BOTTOM team and lost 5 4 There has been a request from DEL to transfer from the 19th Hole to the Lucky time Bar, but can the LTB afford the transfer fee of 6bt??
Party/presentation night on October 1st at Chesters Bar 7.30pm Soi Nernplubwern bring your darts as there will be a knockout comp!! Also congrats to all for playing and Runners up the “Lucky Time Bar” 180’s - Mark LTB, Ian CB, Dave pioneer, Tony 19th Hole, Simon CB,Kenny CB, Pete pioneer Highest Checkout Alan from Moonies 118 Darts..... For more info please look at www.pattayadarts.com New season and new bars starting October 8th 2009 any one interested in playing please contact Simon at the “Chill Bar” see you there.
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Change in Style: This column first had its genesis in a weekly newspaper back in June 2000. Although the subject matter was nightlife, the editors of the publication removed all reference to the word ‘a go-go’. Instead all bars were referred to by name only. As a consequence I began using such terms as ‘ogling den’ and ‘chrome pole palace’ to differentiate between them and other bars. When I started with Pattaya Today in November 2002 I continued using these phrases. Frankly, I’m tired of using them (as I’m sure are many readers). So, starting with this issue I intend to refer to dens of the chrome pole by their more common appellation of go-go bars. The last game of a weird season: The Boxing Roo beer bar and sports emporium (Third Road, opposite Soi Lengkee) will be showing the Australian rugby league grand final on Sunday 4 October, starting at around 11:00am. It will be the culmination of a very strange season of league with a number of teams performing like superstars one week only to look like rank amateurs the next. As usual, the Boxing Roo will have free food and prize giveaways during and after the action. An Insane Hour: The Diamond go go bar (Soi Diamond) will be celebrating 10 years of operations with a big party on Monday night 19 October. As part of the lead-up to this event there will be 10 nights of a crazy happy hour where most libations will be charged out at just 10 baht. Commencing on Friday night 9 October and continuing until Sunday night 18 October most thirst
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quenchers will retail for a mere 10 baht between 9:00 and 10:00pm. Not through foggy eyes: I have to confess to not having been in the Misty’s go-go in Soi 15, off Walking Street, for a long time. No real reason other than the fact there are another 50 places in and around the area to visit. I wandered in around the witching hour recently and the joint was buzzing. There were plenty of chrome pole molesters and table shufflers, many very easy on the eye and most quite friendly. Misty’s has a happy hour between 8:00 and 10:00pm where most libations are 50 baht; outside these hours the discounted thirst quencher is a glass of draught amber fluid at 65 baht. Lady drinks (tequila shots) are 120 baht. If you haven’t been into Misty’s for a while then it’s well worth putting on the to-visit list. And the shows just keep coming: In the same soi as the above-mentioned Misty’s, the very different Angelwitch go-go show bar continues to attract solid crowds, usually filling up after 10:00pm when its wellrehearsed shows commence. While the well choreographed shows are the main attraction, between sets the stage is generally packed solid with chrome pole shufflers, many of whom seem to be well endowed in the chest region. Due to the overheads involved in training and maintaining the showgirls, libations for said damsels run at 150 baht (tequila shots) and there is no draught amber or happy hour. There are so many different shows performed on any given night in Angelwitch it’s the kind of place one could visit for three nights in a row and not see the same show again. A definite must visit for anyone looking for
something different to the norm. No medals for this lot: Pattaya has three gogo’s named Silver Star, all operated by the same management, with one in Walking Street, another in Soi 7 and the last in Soi 8. I recently wandered into the latter and was disappointed. In past times it has had some lookers, but this night they were either all out or hadn’t come to work. There were about 30 wallet emptiers with eight dancers on the centre stage, with most appearing to have mislaid the odd piece of apparel. As with most dens the discount thirst quencher is draught amber, in Silver Star it’s 65 baht a glass. I won’t be rushing back, although I did have a pleasant conversation with one lady who told me she works during the day at a prominent Pattaya supermarket. A tough gig: Getting customers to walk off a main road or soi and past a clutch of beer bars to go into a go-go is a tough ask. That’s what the spruikers for the First go-go in Soi 8 are tasked with attempting to achieve. With a happy hour between 8:00 and 10:00pm where libations can be significantly cheaper than the surrounding beer bars, First should be doing well, but of all the chrome pole shuffling joints in the immediate area it seems to struggle. A spacious and very clean looking den, First suffers from a lack of dancing damsels (about 15 when I last went in) for the size of the place. That said, they did have four or five quite attractive young ladies, with the Jacuzzi (placed in a corner) getting some use. The damsels seem friendly enough. One definite drawback is the height of the main stage. Not that anyone would probably sit near the stage, but if they did they’d walk out with compressed neck vertebrae and a need to see a chiropractor. An early surge: An American expat friend of mine was telling me how he decided to take a fellow American visitor to Pattaya to a few of his favourite gogo bars in the early part of September. His plan was to start in and around Soi Buakhow. The first place on the agenda was Club Oasis go-go (corner of Soi Chaiyapoom). “The place was packed and we couldn’t get a seat,” he noted. So, the pair walked down to Champagne go-go (Soi LK Metro) and
the result was the same, so busy they couldn’t snare a chair anywhere. They then went down to Walking Street and attempted to get into the What’s Up go-go and shower complex (Soi 15). Once again they were faced with a full house. By this time they were in need of liquid refreshment and crossed the soi and went into Sakura Club. It was practically empty, in spite of its buy one drink get one free promotion (on house liver wasters and Thai rotgut). After deciding just one drink was enough and with nothing to keep them interested in staying, they sauntered around to the Windmill Club go-go (Soi Diamond). It too was busy but my friend said they managed to squeeze into a seat where they could just about have a drink as long as they sipped the liquid by way of a straw. September was always, for most places in Fun Town, the worst month of the year as far as bums on seats were concerned. Not this year, and perhaps the early season surge augurs well for the coming months. Tequilamotion promotions: Many go-go bars on Walking Street offer little incentives, by way of small pieces of coloured paper, to entice customers through their portals. For example, the spruikers in front of the Sakura Club (Soi 15) and the Tiger and Shark go go bars (upstairs Soi Diamond) hand out ‘buy one drink get one free’ chits. The restriction on the libations is that it is only valid for Thai rotgut, tequila, and house liver wasters. Club Insomnia, the late night boogie barn, has a flashy leaflet offering a ‘free shot with your first drink’ and a limit of one per customer per day. The choice of shots is between a Sambucca, Tequila or a Pink Pussy. I know which one I’d be going for. The new conjoined go-go trio (as far as ownership is concerned) of Living Dolls Showcase, The Dollhouse and Sisterz have a one free tequila offer in each place. Based on the old joke of one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor I think I’d make sure to be in Living Dolls Showcase for the third one. That way as you fall head first towards the floor you might be mistaken for being part of the show. Both The Dollhouse and Sisterz have draught amber fluid at 55 baht all night. Three more to go go: The former Hammer late night boogie barn (Walking Street)
has been turned into a gogo bar called the Pleasure Dome. It is billing itself as the biggest go-go bar on the planet and it looks like it will be, at least in terms of physical size. That brings with it a major problem: staffing. In order to look busy it will need upwards of 100 dancing damsels, 200 more likely. With almost 80 go-gos in Pattaya there aren’t enough girls to go around, at least not if you are in any way fussy about looks, physical shape, and age. Next to it will be a place I’m told will be called I-Rock. Perfect if you have an I-Phone
or an I-Pod. Maybe it will double as a specialist joint for Apple Mac users. Not sure when it is due to open. Underneath the longestablished Polo show go-go yet another attempt is being made to create a successful business, and once more it is going to be a den of dancing damsels. No name as yet, as far as I’m aware, but I do know it will be a Thai-run operation. Piece of Pith: If a Pattaya girl closes her eyes when she kisses you, don’t believe for a moment that she isn’t wide awake. (Rae Lambert, artist and cartoonist)
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Pattaya Today’s Brainy Fortnightly Crossword
Across 9. Bowl a full toss — it’s ended on asphalt! (9) 10. Stupid reason to lose one’s tongue (5) 11. Maybe Morecambe’s bounded by a mother country (7) 12. Mean to hold on when the next dark time comes (7) 13. Account level in the US (5) 14. Certain amount of friction casually reported in an unspecified place (9) 16. A name current crowd associates with social beings: “spirit raisers” (15) 19. Leave salt over old soldier (6,3) 21. Name state with retro look (5) 22. Jack gets each soul turning green (7)
23. Canny source of strength for the pipe-smoking sailor (7) 24. Mark, Barbie’s friend, toasted so? (5) 25. Cover for the sleeping seabird (blue) (9) Down 1. And, shortly before turning 50, Madonna’s disputed strip? (2-4-4) 2. Treetop bats round lake practise thought transference? (8) 3. Happy? Shame — that’s arrogant (6) 4. Small carnivore shortened portico (4) 5. Drama when nonpermanent male employee is included in trial (3,7) 6. Hardly celebs, “X” and “Y”? (8)
7. Not the feature film villain’s footwear? (6) 8. Go before it and be lost (4) 14. Drink and jam gets journalist censored (10) 15. What’s wrong with ensign wrapping up well? (10) 17. Finished going round river track somewhere in France (8) 18. It makes Art roar out after bank’s No 3 teller (8) 20. Predators showing quiet craft (6) 21. Fictional detective’s temperature dropped, denoting a fast day (6) 22. Sooty’s spouts (4) 23. Boastful manner of resident rid of split lease (4)
Hope you enjoy the Crossword
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. 3
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:
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.
Don’t jump too soon
it at all and to keep things on the move by bidding a different suit. The theory is that jumping too soon can end you in the wrong contract. Take today’s hand as an example. You hold ♠ A K 7 6, ♥ 5 4 3, ♦ A Q 10 7, ♣ A 6 which totals 17 high card points. You are delighted to hear partner open one diamond. Against silent opposition throughout, what is your response? In
In the old days, we were mostly taught to jump bid in response to partner’s opening bid if you had opening points too. The idea was that both you and partner would know at the very beginning of the auction that there was surely a game (or a slam) for your side. But modern practice is to delay a jump bid as responder or even not to do
1. Rest 2. Crow 3. Fan 4. Head 5. Shot 6. Leg 7. Kid 8. Flap 9. Black 10.Free
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Solution Issue 01
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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters
1. anas nab 2. run cart 3. i c u nosh 4. quit aca 5. lock bed 6. kent lab 7. rest ful 8. coal tip 9. fries us 10.row wide the old days, you would have needed to jump bid – presumably with a reply of two spades which is certainly misleading given your holding of only four cards in the suit. Other old timers might have grasshopped to three no trumps – certainly closing off slam options and praying that partner has some good hearts to stop the enemy. Surely, the correct response to an opening bid from partner
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... of one diamond is one spade from you. Where you go next depends on partner’s rebid. If he says two diamonds, showing a solid suit, then you are certainly interested in a slam in that suit. But it may be wise first to cue bid three clubs showing the ace control. If partner’s second bid is two hearts, then it’s looking like a no trump game rather than a no trump slam. In other words, best to look before you leap.
ANSWERS 1. Some 2. Feat 3. High 4. Lady 5. Ram 6. Pleas 7. Boat 8. Bother 9. Deck 10.Club
Work Ring House Cage Ridge Eater Boat What Lift Rock
Body Her Light Bird Part Ant House Some Chair Bed
ANSWERS 1. rare rib 2. ceased p 3. rim peer 4. lec loon 5. e rip vat 6. no to pal 7. big dare 8. rash lam 9. pens sir 10.rayl vac
barrier escaped premier colonel private platoon brigade marshal snipers cavalry
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g o u r m e t cor n e r
Mick and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the magical island of Bali. If you haven’t visited yet you really are missing a treat. This truly tropical island is so picturesque and beautiful it takes your breath away. It has rice paddies tripping down hillsides, volcanoes soaring up through the clouds, dense tropical jungle, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, crashing surf and the friendliest people who don’t just have a culture but actually live in it.
We flew with Air Asia direct from Bangkok (4 ¼ hours) and pre-booked a hire car from the airport. Ngurah Rai International Airport is in a town called Tuban which practically tumbles into the famous resort of Kuta which tumbles into legendary Legian which tumbles into the new trendy resort of Seminyak. Traffic is chaotic so be warned, it even surpasses the surprises we receive on a daily basis on Pattaya’s highways and byways.
The restaurants on the Kuta/Legian/Seminyak ‘strip’ are as diverse as they are plentiful with prices to match. They range from cheap-as-chips through noddingly moderate to eye wateringly expensive. Our first evening in Seminyak we ate at The Khaima Moroccan Restaurant Lounge and Bar on Oberoi Street, Kerobokan. A chef from Morocco ensures authenticity offering a menu which covers the gamut of most specialities from this fascinating culinary region. Amongst the many starters we recommend chachouka (warm three bell pepper
and tomato salad), briwattes (various filo pastry filled savouries), the delicious harira soup or the Khaima sampler which is a tasting platter of all the appetiser favourites. Recommended main courses are the mixed mechoi (barbequed meats), cous cous, the famous national dish of Morocco, served with seven different vegetables and the meat of your choice. Friday and Saturday evening a duo of belly dancers entertain to complete the Moroccan
Dear Food Lovers
THIS is a popular Balinese duck recipe and not as difficult or labour intensive as Bebek Betutu but equally delicious. It works just as well with chicken. BEBEK MENYAINYAT
A Gastronomic Glimpse of the Island of the Gods by Mick and Di The Food Lovers
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Balinese Duck Curry
experience. Our meal for two with two glasses of (Indonesian Hatten) rose wine and a beer came to approx B. 880. Open daily from 11.00 am. Belly dancers every Friday and Saturday at 21.00 hrs. Tel: (0361) 742 3925 or visit www.khaimmabali. com. Our second evening we booked (recommended) a table at Mannekepis Blues and Jazz Bistro on Jl. Raya Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 847 5784. We cannot praise this restaurant more highly. Belgium owned and managed it serves top notch cuisine at very reasonable prices with the added attraction of a world class jazz band and an ambiance to put a smile on your face and keep it there! The owner, Yannick, visits every table in turn making sure that all is well and his guests are happy. Recommended starters are French onion soup, beef carpaccio, frog’s legs Provencale, grilled sardines and their house pate de compagne. The steaks are much favoured as are the
pasta dishes, wraps, burgers and the celebrated shawarma lamb (pitta bread stuffed with marinated lamb and served with a garlic and chili sauce). Patriotic Belgian dishes are not forgotten, not only the traditional mussels with Belgian fries, but also the famous Belgian stover (traditional beef stew). We chose to sample the fish: Cajun spiced Mahi Mahi with remoulade sauce and tuna steak with mango salsa and fries. Both were perfectly cooked and the accompanying vegetables and sauces spot on.. Our meal for two with a bottle of Hatten rose wine came to about B. 1,200. Visit their website on www.mannekepis-bistro.com. You might be wondering
if we were ever going to eat the local Indonesian food! Without a doubt, but we were saving this pleasure until we reached Ubud which is the heartland of all cultural elements, dance, music, art and of course food. While Kuta and its environs could be considered bodacious, and brash, Ubud is relaxed and refined with its restaurants deemed the best on the island and the “must try” dish the bebek betutu (marinated duck wrapped in banana leaves and slowly cooked in hot coconut husk coals for up to eight hours). The leaves keep the meat tender and moist while the marinade provides the essential spicing and fire to make this a truly memorable dish. We recommend Casa Luna on Ubud’s main street opposite Taman Saraswati Temple, but they do require 24 hours notice. More of our Balinese travels at a later date. In summing up, Bali is a unique blend of modern tourist facilities, world class hotels, exceptional shopping, magnificent temples and palaces, some of the best
surfing beaches in the world and the most spectacular scenery. The Balinese people are proud of their Hindu culture welcoming guests to their island paradise with heartfelt hospitality and sincerity. Do visit soon.
1 whole duck, weighing about 2 kg. (4 lbs) or you could substitute chicken cut into pieces 8 cups coconut milk 2 lemon grass, bruised 2 kafir lime leaves 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns crushed Fried shallots to garnish
Spice Paste: 12 shallots peeled and sliced 6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 4 red chillies 2.5 cm (1 inch) galangal peeled and sliced 2.5 cm (1 inch) fresh ginger 5 cm (2 inches) fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced 2 teaspoons coriander 3 candlenuts 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed Pinch nutmeg 2 cloves 1 tablespoon oil Prepare the spice paste by blending or grinding all ingredients except oil. Heat the oil and sautee the spice paste for 2 minutes. Add the duck, increase the heat and sautee for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the coconut milk and all the other ingredients except the fried shallots and simmer uncovered until the duck is tender and the sauce has thickened. Garnish with fresh chillies and fried shallots, serve with white rice. If you would like to request a recipe, please email email@example.com.
Zico’s Bar and Grill
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Dine to the Brazilian Beat
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers The savviest sybarites on the holiday island playground of Koh Samui have been reveling in the vibe of cool Brazilian gastro-parties for some time now. However, gringos listen up, Zico’s has now arrived in Pattaya! The heart of Brazil is beating to an irresistible rhythm on Beach Road and you’ll be dancing to it by the end of the evening. This Brazilian-style grill is called a “churrascaria” and owes its origins to the centuries-old campfire roasts of the gauchos from southern Brazil. A lively fusion of sumptuous food, atmospheric music and spectacular dance shows make Zico’s the supreme Brazilian barbecue with a huge choice of succulent meats, fish and seafood served on giant skewers and carved at your table. Brazilians love their party drinks and here at Zico’s they are extravagant concoctions. Caipirinhas are the traditional good-time drinks made from distilled sugar cane liquor (called Cachaca) and limes muddled with ice so we commenced the proceedings with a tall glass of this famous cocktail. A selection of sauces and garlic bread is served on the table and after nibbling on these it was time to move to the salad buffet. The cost for this
extraordinary meal is B.750 which includes the salad bar, (all you can eat) barbequed meats and fish plus an array of satisfying side dishes. An abundant selection of every conceivable salad is offered together with dressings, oils and pickles; try the Russian salad, or the ham and peas, beetroot, Kibutz or mixed vegetables with sausages
beef tenderloin and top side. The passadors also offer grilled hot pineapple which makes for a wonderful palate refreshener between courses. Hot accompaniments: pasta with meat sauce, hash potatoes with bacon, sautéed mushrooms, rice and mashed potatoes sit on their warming plates awaiting your selection.
or beef. So many choices. Resist the temptation to overindulge as the serious eating will begin shortly. The unusual concept of “stop and go” disks is innovative and extremely practical. You will be served the non-stop parade of barbequed items while your disc is on green, flip it to red and the service will stop, flip it back and service will continue. Servers or passadors pass through the tables with sword-like rotisserie skewers speared with a large selection of char-grilled meats and fish; this is called rodizio service. Huge spears of succulent pink duck, giant prawns, salmon, crispy chicken and tender pork were my favourites while across the table Mick was tucking into the spicy sausages, juicy lamb, and tenderest of
Vegetarians are catered for with grilled vegetable skewers plus the salad bar and side dishes for B.500. We’re love the new Jacob’s Creek Three Vine collection which was recently debuted in Pattaya at Zico’s Deck cocktail bar and restaurant. Three skillfully blended wines feature the grape varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet and Spain’s most reverered grape, Tempranillo for a deep, intense red while the white brings together Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc Viognier and the rose, ShirazGrenache Sangovese. Any of these first rate wines would pair perfectly with Zico’s barbequed meats and fish. Every night of the week brings it’s own promotion; Monday it’s B.100 cocktails on the al fresco Deck Bar, Tuesdays bottomless
caipirosca coktails for B.400 (7.30 pm till 11.30 pm), Wednesdays, half price churrascaria dinners, Thursday is “Chica’s Night” ladies pay only B.299 for the churrascaria dinner, Friday they offer free salsa lessons at 10.00 pm while Saturday nights herald the famous barbeque dinner with a twohour free flow of wine for B.888. Super Sundays are half price when you dine with friends and family with the added attraction of Mohito madness (B.90 per glass). The daily family special promotion invites all children under the age of 12 to eat on the house! Samba queens from San Paulo, Luana and Cynara give spectacular samba, salsa and ace dance performances at 8, 9 and 10 pm. Their dance shows are so dazzling and exciting it’s a traffic stopper on Beach Road. We glanced out of the window to see taxi drivers tapping their feet and leaning against their cabs and passers by and food stall vendors dancing their own salsa to the vibrant music, it was a street party out there! Inside, diners are welcomed to join in and a true carnival groove is created. This is one exciting destination. It’s so different, it’s fun, it’s high energy – it’s Brazilian. Zico’s is located on Pattaya Beach Road, in front of Central Festival. Open daily from 12.00 till 1.00 am. Churrascaria dinner commences at 18.00 until 23.00 while the Deck Bar and Lounge is open from 17.30 till 1.00. Daytime lunch and snacks a la carte. Tel: (038) 043 516. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(ptfas-j2308) Laem Chabang Golf Family life membership 4 sale B 595,000. Prem 089 002 3493. (ptfas-j2308)BBQ for Sale. 3 burner, oven, USA temperature gauge, cast iron plate and grill, stainless steel trolley, Baht 20,000. 081 376 1773. 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.
(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/profit charing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (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. (ptmbo-k0109)Beach Road Soi 8 Sexy Bar for Rent. Key money 80,000/year. Rent 18,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387. (ptmbo-j2408)Bar for Sale/ Rent Soi Buakhao. Rent 17,000/Month, 50,000 Baht key money. Sale 350,000 Baht. Bar takings up to 10,000 baht per day. Call 080 195 3021 (Gina) (ptmbo-w2108)Apartment Building with 30 Rooms for Sale with long-term land lease contract, and if required with running company including 1-year visa and work permit. Location is next to TescoLotus and Big-C at North Pattaya. Very good monthly return and low land lease costs. Selling price: 3.5 million baht. Call 089 938 6022. (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.
(pta-j0409)Restaurant for Sale. 3 Years Lease, Renewable. Naklua Soi 18, Wongamat opposite Sky Beach condo. All Equipment included. 2,800,000 baht (Negotiable). Surrounded by Hotel & Resorts. Call : Jonny 085 110 1161. (pta-j0409)2 Shops for Sale. 3 Years Lease, Renewable. Approx. 45sqm each, with separate extra room. Naklua Soi 18, Wongamat opposite Sky Beach condo. All Equipment included (1) 900,000 baht (2) 1,100.000 baht. Surrounded by Hotel & Resorts. Call Jonny 085 110 1161. Beer Bar. Air Conditioned plus Beer Garden 4 TV’s with cable, Internet, Located off Soi Buakhao. Rent 17,500 p.m. 3 year Lease. High Profit Popular Bar, 2.2mb. Pattaya Ocean Property, M. 081 158 0065, Office 038 374 623. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai) 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Bar – Located in Central Pattaya, this double shop house bar is priced to sell. There is a pool table and kitchen with accommodation for staff. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com BS0256: This Italian Restaurant has just been reduced in price as the owner needs to reside back in Italy. fully functional kitchen inclusive of wood burning pizza oven for the authentic taste of Italian pizza!! Fully furnished with rooms above also which could be used to reside or to rent. This business needs to move fast hence the price at 850,000bht!! Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living : HOT SALE Before 8.5 M.THB.Now 8 M.THB. Apartment for sale. Soi Arunothai near Carrefour, 5th storey with 20 rooms of apartments, all rooms are fully furnished . For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net
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Fax: (038) 374535 Thai Living: Business for sale at Thip Plaza-Pattaya Beach for 1.7 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Bali-Style Shops on Siam Country Club Road. Surrounded by 1,000 Homes. For Rent or Sale by owner. Perfect for Mini mart, Pizza Delivery, cafe, coffee shop/ bakery, bar, deli, restaurant or retail sales business. Large outside seating and sales area. Front unit rents for 42,000 Baht per month. Back unit rents for 18,000 Baht per month. Entire building rent is 50,000 Baht. Will sell on 83 square wah, corner plot directly on main road for 8 million baht. Financing available. Includes air cons, refrigeration, cooking extractor hood, counters, displays. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. (ptboP0209) 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-j0209)Dutch Business Man Looking for Business Partner for Good New Products. Call: John 080 638 2240 or 085 697 5060. 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 Beer Bar – Great Location Off Soi Buakhao, 5 Rooms Upstairs,Bar Air Conditioned, Pool Table. Established Well Known Bar Genuine Bargain 1.4 mb. Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2025. 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.
Internet Cafe & Guest House –FREEHOLD 5 Rental Rooms Above Sale Includes 10 Computers and all Fixtures and Furniture Price is 7.8 mb. Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@PattayaOceanProperty. com Ref: B 2020.
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 email@example.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. (pta-pl0008)Pro Language we offer a variety of effective and enjoyable language courses. English, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Thai course. For foreigner from beginner to advance including a preparation for the Grade 6 examination by ministry of education. 3 year ED Visa for full time students. Please call for Free Trial Lesson. Opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038489-225-7 Fax. 038-489-228 www.prolanguage.co.th
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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. Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel 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! 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. 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. 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. Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14 Million Baht. 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. We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. 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. 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. 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.
Condominium for Sale
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. 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. 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. Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. 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! We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! 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. INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments….. Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 12,25 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. 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. 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.
(ptm-j0309) LuxuryBungalow 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. (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 3 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@pattaya housebuilders.com S P E C TA C U L A R TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE!!! ONLY 5 MILLION BAHT!!! This Stunning Townhouse is now for Sale. Located at 378/69 Moo12 Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20260, 20 meters from Royal Cliff Hotel and opposite of Royal Cliff Sports Club. 82 sqm land size,200sqm living area w/ garage and balconies. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms ( master w/ jacuzzi ),quality fitted Euro Kitchen, amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V expensive sofa, dining table and equipped with alarm system. Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. A Captivating Townhouse is now for Sale only 5 Million Bath. Locate at 378/69 Moo 12 Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20260, 20 meters from Royal Cliff Hotel and opposite royal Cliff Sport Club. 82 sqm land size,200 sqm living area w/ garage and balconies. 3 luxury bathroom ( master w/jacuzzi), quality fitted Euro kitchen,amazing wardrobes and other built –in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table and Equipped with alarm system. For viewing and more details please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. PROPERTY IN HUA – HIN This luxurious fully furnished, three bedrooms and three bathrooms Villa is ready to move in ,it is located in one the most exclusive and complete compounds of Hua-
Hin,700 Sqm living area, 276 sqm private, 65 swimming pool with separate Jacuzzi, double Insulated exterior wall, ventilated space below house and insulated roof with ventilated attic ,marble flooring in living room, dinning room, kitchen and hall, all bedrooms are wooden floor, European fitted kitchen complete with stove, oven, hood, build in cabinets (teak wood ), carport for 2 cars, fully landscaped garden,2 water falls, Thai outside kitchen, high speed intern connection, phone line, 4,000 liters spare underground water tank. please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Gorgeous House for sale and Investment. Absolutely or brand new house in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Location 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 13 Million Bath. To view, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Fascinating House for Sale at Chateau Dale Village, Thappraya Rd. 496 sq. m, have 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, car park and a private swimming pool. A haven that is so peaceful. Price is only 17.5 Million Baht. For viewing and more information, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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 locate 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 start from 14.2 Million Bath. For viewing please call:081 334 5291,081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale!!! A 2-storey Brand New House at Banglamung in Soi Water Office. Only 1.5 Km. from Sukhumvit Rd. 250 Talang Wah. Have 5 rooms, kitchen, living room, 3 bathrooms, (1 w/ jacuzzi), with built-in thick wooden furniture, garden, parking space. Now price is only 9.5 Million Baht. For details and viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
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Ann Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 Minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in south Pattaya. Locate on 14th flr.105 sqm, 1 bedroom ,living room, funished with European design, 2 balconies 24hrs. security, big swingming pool. Price for quick sale, only 5.5 Milion Baht. Tel;081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. 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 5 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. HS1260: 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom bungalow for sale located in east Pattaya close to the Maprachan Lake. Just recently come available with new private pool, 170sqm house and land size 472sqm!! This is priced at 3.5 million for a quick sale. Call us 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1258: This property has just been reduced from 6.5million to 5.999 million!! This property is 3 bedrooms, modern furniture and a fitted European kitchen with all modern appliances, complete with Jacuzzi. Call for more info 08-4944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1266: This property is located in SP 3 Village in east Pattaya. A very nice property with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom full A/C and full furniture, ready to move in. with in the project there is a communal pool and gym. Priced at 5.290 million. Call us 08-478 08457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
HS1261: This property has just been finished located in Bang Sarae with in reach to the beach by only 2 minutes!! The property sits on 500sqm land, 182sqm of living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, A/C and inclusive of private swimming pool! Priced at 5.8 million!!! Call us 08-478 08457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living: Chateau Dale Thabali Villa. Prime location residence, 2 storeys with 124 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 3bed/4bath, private pool. 11.9 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Central Park 2, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 2bed/3bath, 40 sq.wah. For 3.2 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Baan Natcha Village, Central Pattaya. Nice residence area, 2 storeys with 104 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 2 bed / 2 bath, 1 office, Private Pool. 14.5 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514 -5 / email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien Beach. Single storey house with 85 sq.wah. 3bed/3bath. 5.2 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Central Park 1, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 3bed/3bath, 67 sq.wah. For 4.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net
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In Central Pattaya. 10 room house and three room house in small compound. Behind Carrefour. Near Third Road. Perfect for Bed & Breakfast or private home. Only nine million baht. Financing Available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com.Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. 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 038231-931, 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 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 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 exciting 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
Classified 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% Down-payment! 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 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. 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 Thaibali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes 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 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 next to the Dusit Hotel 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
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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 Million Baht. 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
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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 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-inpattaya.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)
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(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, 25,000 baht/month Tel. 081 153 2422. (ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful New House on Pratumnak Hill Soi 5, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, air-con, European kitchen, private pool, UBC, telephone and ADSL. 38,000 baht/ month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro-kitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 28,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.
(ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful Townhouse for Rent: On Pratumnak Rd. Soi 5. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, communal pool. 25,000 baht/ month. Call 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (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. 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970. House on Pratumnak. 2 mins. to Dongtan Beach. 4 bedroom all with en-suite. Private pool, Euro kitchen. Bargain price 55,000 Pm. Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www. pattayaoceanproperty.com (Ref.POP 1060) Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien beach. Single storey house. Fully furnished, taxi route. 20,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Royal Park Village (Rungrueng) Jomtien Beach, fully furnished, nice residence, fully facility, a few minutes to Beach and Central of pattaya. From 28,000-35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514 -5/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay Villar, Jomtien Beach, 1bed/1bath. Fully furnished, Private Pool, a few minutes to Beach and Central of pattaya. 25,000-35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514 -5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: Central Park 1, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 3bed/3bath, 67 sq.wah. For 18,000THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Central Park 2 Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 2bed/3bath 40 sq.wah. For 18,000 THB/M. 038 364 514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net HR1175: this property has just come available for rent and is located in east Pattaya close to the Maprachan lake and easy access to Bangkok. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. Private swimming pool all for the exclusive price of only 25,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1176: This large bungalow has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 office, maids quarters, fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, 1600sqm of land, ADSL ,Satellite TV, private swimming pool priced at 55,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR0525: If you are looking for peace and quiet and a small development then this is the property for you!! This 2 storey house has 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with free internet!! Hurry before this one goes too! 20,000P/M. Call for more info 038-373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1173: This private 2 storey property has just been placed on the market in Pratamnak. 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, and modern furniture, the best kitchen ever ADSL, UBC and private swimming pool also inclusive of CCTV for extra peace of mind. Priced at 55,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-4944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1153: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom bungalow located in SP5 Village. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL! New very large house ideal for the family as it is very close to communal features just 40,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
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HR1169: This house has just recently come available again. Consists of 2 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. The property is located in east Pattaya with very good communal features priced at 23,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1170: This property is located in the Jomtien area. It is a 2 storey Thai/Bali house inclusive of large garden and private swimming pool with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, ADSL connected already. An ideal property for the ex pats who are now residing here in Pattaya! Priced at 70,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1168: This property is located in Suwattana Garden in East Pattaya. Large village with good communal facilities. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with private pool. Priced at 30,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1167: This property is located just of the third road of Pattaya and sits in a small village. It is 2 storey property with 2 bedrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here in central Pattaya at 22,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-4944 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 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
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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 (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 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. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970.
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
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Casa Paradise Condominium Soi 6 , Pratamnak Close to Pattaya Park. 53 sqm. 4th floor,Corner with Studio in Need of Refurbishment, Big Balcony. You wont find a room of this size in this very sought after area at this price of only 890,000 Baht (In Foreign Name) Be Quick!! 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org Spanish Place Sukhumvit Rd., Two 32 sqm. Studios Side by Side 1st floor in Need of Refurbishment only 1.2 million baht for both ( 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 : email@example.com Hagone Condominium a very beautiful 34 sqm. Studio just been complete refurbishment with new separate kitchen, big shower room, new furniture, A/C, ceiling, fan, TV, DVD, pictures, plants, first to see will buy only 750,000 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org Flybird Condominium South Pattaya, 28 sqm,studio 5th floor. Retiled, empty room in foreign name . Ideal for letting very cheap price only 390,000 bht. Be Quick!! 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 : email@example.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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Baan Suan Lalana Condominium, 84 Sq. M., 5th Floor (Top Floor). Huge balcony for sea views, 1 bedroom with built-in wardrobes, A/C. 1 living room, fully furnished, A/C. 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. 3.5 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 : email@example.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 : firstname.lastname@example.org View Talay 2A Building, 8th Floor, 37 sqm. Studio Jomtien Beach, Sea View, Furnished, A/C, a very popular building, good investment ideal for letting only 1.5 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 : email@example.com Majestic Jomtien 600 meters from Beach. 60 sqm, 4th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 bathroom, kitchen, 2 balcony, fully furnished and renovated. Overlooking swimming pool. Very good price. Only 1.6 mil. Baht. Freehold. In Foreign Name. Rent 12,000 baht a 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : email@example.com
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Private Sale, Majestic Condominium, 800 Meters from Jomtien Beach. A lovely 30 sqm studio on 1st floor, big balcony overlooking garden and swimming pool. Just been renovated with new A/C, new furniture, big screen TV, small kitchen with fridge freezer, etc, etc. You won’t find better. Ideal for 1st time buyer. Only 840,000 Baht. (In foreign name). Call Alan 087 139 1570 (Eng.) (ptmcs-s0209)Angket Condominium - Perfect Sea View Corner Unit with 79 sqm. 1 bedroom. Brand new, fully furnished. Call 087 672 2020 or 086 312 9126. (ptmcs-j2408)Royal Green Area, Khao Pratamnak Rd. 60 sq.m. living room, 30 sq.m. bedroom. 3 condos together, 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-a2408)ViewTalay 6 Condo-Two Back from Beach Front Side Facing Walking Street. 86 sqm9th floor-Foreign Name4,900,000 Baht Unfurnished Shell 087 145 8491. (ptmcs-nat0309)Beautiful View Talay 5D for Sale. 140 m2, 3rd floor, 3bedrooms, big balcony, beautiful view Jomtien side. Fully furnished. Foreign ownership 7,800,000 Baht (incl. transfer). Tel: 081 003 3521, Email: post@ giganett.no (ptmcs-r2408)Amazing Condo in Jomtien 45 sqm, 9th floor, panoramic sea view, huge balcony, swimming pool, convenience store, fully furnished, A/C, European kitchen, electric stove, sink, bed, storage & closet, sofa, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD. 24H Security, parking lot. Foreign name. 1.8 Million Baht or best offer. Call 085 347 9257 before 5:00 pm and e-mail: eternalterritory@ yahoo.com for pictures. (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, firstname.lastname@example.org. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing. com /viewtalay (ptmcs-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 January 2010). FOREIGN NAME. Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@ hotmail.com (ptmcs-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 4 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, 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.). Units available 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; side by side); 1906 (19th floor) and 2206 (22nd floor). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.2 Million Baht Each. Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 600,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 600,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (ptmcs-b2408)Jomtien Condominium for Sale: Park Lane Resort Jomtien - Take Over Contract New Condo. This re-sale unit is a far less than the Developers price in Building 1 and can be easily made into (2) one bedroom units if required. This is an ocean view facing unit on the 7th floor is offered at 1 million baht less than the developer’s price currently. Fully furnished. The new owner can take over the easy terms re-payment with approximately 50% down and quarterly payments of 300,000 until the scheduled completion date around April 2010. Sale Priced: 2,995,000. Call Bobby 084 158 0785 for showings
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(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 Stylish Condo for Sale at Keang 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. Now for only 1.25 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. A Very Nice Condo for Sale. Located at the 3rd flr. of Bangsaray Condominium. Totally renovated and has 2 bedrooms. Price is only 4.2 Million Baht. For more viewing and more information please call us : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY.
Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 18 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Best valued of the month. For sale good valued for invest. Condo for sale at Nakual area,Quite building, foreigner names 117 Sqm 2 bedroom, garden view,2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and renovate need. For quick sale only 5.5 million Baht For sale Nice and quiet building in a good location line down town on Wong Amart Beach on the Best Beach in Pattaya, 64 Sqm,1 bedroom. 1 bath, sea view, reno-vated need for very good offer @ 4.7 Million Bath only. Please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Condo for sale at Naklual area, quite building, foreigner names 96 Sqm, 2 bedroom,2 bathrooms, and renovated need. For sale only 8 Million Bath. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
Luxury beachfront condo for sale. Spectacular sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 137 sqm 1 big bedroom, 2air cons, 2 bath, living room, with balcony direct phone Line, 2 flat screen T.Vs. Hi-fi system, kitchenette,all buildin with real wood, taste-fully and luxuriously furnished and equipped, ready to move in., 24hr security, swimming pool, fully furnished. Price at 13 Million Baht. Please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. CS1316: This apartment is located in North shore on beach road Pattaya. It is an 01 unit next to the elevator. Euro kitchen, A/C, fully furnished at 64sqm 1 bedroom apartment with a great sea view. Easy access to the beach and in foreign quota. Priced at 7.4 million. Call for more info 038-37 3966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1309: the Avenue condo under construction as we speak and will be complete December. 1 bedroom available, come complete with euro kitchen, A/C and located looking over the communal pool on the 8th floor. An investment not to miss! Price at 3.25million. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1311: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien. 28sqm, fully furnished in which case everything is new and never been lived in!! Owner needs to reside back in UK. Only 890,000 O.N.O. Call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1314: New studio apartment located in the Residence, Jomtien. 53sqm over looking the grand swimming pool and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Priced at 3.2 million! Call for more info 08-1761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1230: Brand new A.D condo studio apartment on the top floor, 32sqm, euro kitchen, fully furnished, A/C with sea views! Available at only 1.55m Offers considered! Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living: Condo Thepthip, Pratamnak Hill, 2nd floor, 63 sq.m. fully furnished. For 2.3 M.THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net
Thai Living: Khiang Talay, Pratamnak Hill, 80 sq.m, Foreigner name, 13th floor, 1bed/1bath, For 3.5 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot sale, TW Central Pattaya, (Near Carrefour) Good location, unit has partial sea view, 1.6 M THB. 48 sqm, High floor, Foreigner name. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ www. thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay Condo 3A. Front corner with great sea view, 137 sq. m, high floor, 7.5 M.THB / unit, For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Royal Hill Condotel, Building A, 2nd floor, Beautiful studio with nice decorated, 52.93 sq.m for 2.33 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Northshore Condominium, 80 sq.m, high floor (North facing), For 5.9 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Beach Condominium (RimHaad S1), Jomtien Beach, 8th floor, corner room, Original condition.34 sq.m. 1.59 M.THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net 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.avenueresidence.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, E-mail: email@example.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 (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. 2 condos to choose
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from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 and 2507 (25th floor; side by side) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.6 Million Baht Each, Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 800,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 800,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. One million two hundred thousand 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. For sale by owner. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only two million baht. Fifty percent financing available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. 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
NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 12 Million Baht……… ..‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! 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! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for one year. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 2.9 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.3 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. Call Jan at 087-021-3170. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 21 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 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. 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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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 7.530 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 TipCondo 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. 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 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 Pattaya Living in View Talay 6!!! Cheapest front corner available with us! One Bedroom / One Bathroom Selling Price 6.5 Million Baht, 105 sqm. 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 Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of 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 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 12,25 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. 087-0217014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. 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
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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.com 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-in-pattaya.com
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(ptmcr-n2308)Condo for Rent on Pratumnak Hill Soi 4, 80 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 living room, fully furnished, air con, cable TV, telephone with ADSL. 12,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (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 (pta-ft0008)Privately Owned Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent, newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, kitchen. Normally 2000 Baht per day but will be negotiable for monthly or yearly rent. Interested call 087 141 2783 or email: email@example.com (ptfcr-gh2408)Brand New1BR Condo Adjacent to Avenue Mall and Villa Market. Top floor view, swimming pool and elegant lobby with security. Passcard entry, hardwood floors, dramatic tile bathroom with plate glass. Spacious kitchen, aircon throughout, garage parking and one block to Beach. By Owner 17,000/ mo. English: 089 803 0388 or 038 225 349. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : email@example.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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
Stylish Condo for Rent at Keang 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. A 105 sqm. Superb Condo which has captivating sea view is now for Rent. Furnished, has 2 relaxing bedrooms, 2 cool bathrooms and direct telephone lines. Price is only 28,000 Baht per month. Call now at: : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Three studios 53 Sqm, location at Nakuala on Wong Amart Beach, One of the best, nice and model building in Pattaya city . High floor and furnished, looking for long term rent. Price stared 18,00022,000 Baht per month. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Front view, great panoramic view condo, 163 Sqm, view looking at Lan Island, 3 beds, 2 bath , 4 air cons, direct line ,fully and nice furnish ,this condo is one of the best and famous building in Pattaya city. Location at Nakual on Wong Amart Beach, high floor and fully furnish, looking for long term rent. Price started @ 55,000-60,000 Baht per month. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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: email@example.com, www.novaparkpattaya.com
Classified 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1185: This property is located on the top floor of View Talay 2. It is a 41sqm studio apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views of Pattaya. Only 15,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1183: 1 Bedroom apartment located in Wongamat area has just been finished to a high standard, fully furnished with free wi-fi internet and fitness center at only 30,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1184: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartment is located in Star beach on the 11th floor, with fantastic view of Koh Larn island. It has also just recently been refurbished too. Only 45,000 P/M, Call for more info 08-4944 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 60,000 P/M view http://www.pattayaproperty.biz/index.asp to view pictures or call 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR0871:2bedroomapartment for rent, Wongamat beach area,70 Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C, LCD TV, from 28,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1182: Studio apartments located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, Wi-Fi internet, big TV, brand new renovation with great Prices start at 9,000 P/M, call 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: 1 bedroom apartment, brand new, 51 Sq m, fully equipped, superb location 5 minutes to Walking Street, reduced price 22,500 B Per month, Call for more info 08-4944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CRGR: New golf range has some brand new apartments for rent all with TV, fully furnished with shower room and use of the communal swimming pool as well as have a pratice at your golf techniques!! Bar and restaurant open soon. Only 7000!! Per mth call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
CR1180: Newly renovated 12th Floor sea view apartment, located in Pratamnak on the hill, fully furnished, euro kitchen and only 14,000 per month. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1019: Ground Floor 1 bedroom apartment in View Talay 2A, Located in the center of Jomtien, modern furniture, European kitchen, ADSL. A must to view 25,000 per month. Call for more info before its too late!! 08-1761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 1 Bedroom Condo, 80 Sqm, 6th Floor, beautiful furniture. Luxury apartment, magnificent swimming pool, 5 mins. to Jomtien Beach. 30,000 Pm. 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty. com (Ref.POP 1049) Northshore 1 Bed Condo, 11th Floor with Sea Views facing Walking St.. Lovely apartment in secure complex, overlooking pool. 32,000 Pm. 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www. pattayaoceanproperty.com (Ref. POP 1069) 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) Thai Living: Royal Hill Condotel, Trappraya Rd. 53 sq.m, 2nd floor- fully furnished with beautiful decoration. 15,000THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Chateau Dale Thabali, beautiful Penthouse for rent on top floor, pool view 1 bed/2bath,117 sq.m, fully furnished. 23,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Pattaya Hill Resort, Jomtien Beach, 40 sq.m, 3rd floor- sea view, fully furnished. 10,000THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Studio for rent at View Talay 5C, 6th floor Pattaya side. Nice area and easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, fully furnished 18,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay Residence II, Jomtien Beach. Fully furnished. Ground floor+nice garden, 96 sq.m. 1bed/1bath, 28,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514 -5/ info@thailiving. net / www.thailiving.net
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Fax: (038) 374535 Thai Living: Jomtien Complex, Sea View-high floor, Fully furnished. 68 sq.m. 17,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ info@thailiving. net/ www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Plaza Condotel, Sea View- 24th floor, Fully furnished. 49 sq.m. 18,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ info@ thailiving.net/ www.thai living.net Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near TescoLotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 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. 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 email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 90,000 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. 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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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
Classified 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 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
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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 Northshore-Rent 2 Bedrooms 117 Sqm Luxury Furniture Front West Corner 55,000 pm. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1018
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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.country propertyservices.net (ptmls-n2308)Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364. (ptmls-h0309)Bangsaray Mountains. 1,200 sqm. Ready to Build on 720,000 baht Call 087 100 5726. (ptmls-g0109)Bangsaray 2 rai. Close beach. 2.6 M per rai. 084 105 4533. 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 08-4780 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 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
Thai Living: Hot sale land and house on Sukhumvit rd. (Near Lotus Thepprasit) 87 sq.wah for 7 M.THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Sea view land for sale on Kho Lan Island. (Title Deed) Total for sale is 14 Rai, Or for 1 Rai is possible for sale. 5.9 M.THB per Rai. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living : Soi Siam Country Club, land for sale with 20 Rai-122 sq.wah for 35 M THB. Only 1 km from Sukhumvit Road. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: land for sale located on Na-Jomtien, 6 Rai, 18 M THB. Per Rai. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill Soi 6, 410 sq.wah Sale 39,000 THB per sq.wah (N/A) For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net
Thai Living: land for sale. Bang Sare, Less than 1km. to the beach. 2 Rai 100 sq.wah for 1.9 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: land for sale. Mapprachan Lake, 2 km, from Horse shore point. 3 Rai for 3 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living : land for sale near Regent school (Tambol Pong) with 1,248 sq.wah (4,992 sq.m) Total only 7.9 M THB. Divided for 6 plot for sale. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 Million per Rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for business and investment. For quick sale, only 10.8 Million Baht per Rai. Please call us at : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
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Land for Sale 7 Rai. 43 Sq. Wah located at Najomtien Soi 8-12, Soi Pinnacle Resort, Opposite of Thai Alangkarn Show, only 350 m. from seaside. Price is only 20,000 per sq. wah (56,800,000 Million Baht). Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398 for details and viewing. 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. 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/ Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 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- 038-231931 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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- 038-231931 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 (01) 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- 038-231931 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 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
Classified 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 buy- call to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 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 Brokers- 038-231931 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.countryproperty services.net
THAIHUS : Properties urgently wanted for rent in Pattaya and Jomtien areas: Call us today at (Eng) 085 277 7900, (Thai) 087 973 9704 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fax: (038) 374535 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: email@example.com Legal and Visa services provided by American expert living in Thailand more than 10 years and Englishspeaking Thai lawyer.see ads in PattayaToday. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) for a free consultation. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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.
Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. (ptfjv-w2408)Urgent Needed, A Person (Preferred Lady, Fluent English) who can play sports (Cricket, Swimming etc.) and do activites (Painting etc.) with Downsyndrome man (21). OK. to do activites at our home @ Horseshoepoint 2-3 days a week. Negotiable Wages. Contact ; Warangkana. Tel. 038 667 112, iamwarang@ gmail.com (ptfjv-m2408)Chinese Translator Wanted. Thai national who can translate English-Chinese and viceversa. High salary. Any age. No experience required. Email: email@example.com or Tel: 038 423 405 for more information. (pta-sfm2408)Can You Sell What You Can’t See? A lot of freelance Sales positions available at a new modern radio station for both Thai and Expats. For more information contact 038 052 037-8 or 083 773 3210. (ptfjv-es0109)Sales Agents Wanted. 10,000 baht monthly salary plus earn up to 150,000 baht per month. Call 084 645 9439 (English), 082 264 9572 (Thai) www. energysavingmachine.com (ptfjv-b2408)Driver Wanted by Private Real Estate Advisory and Law Firm: must have valid driving license and capable of driving around Pattaya and Bangkok. Must speak English!! Some house and office work required as well. Good Salary easy and flexible hours are required. Call 084 158 0785 or 082 344 0833 Salary 10,000 THB per mo.
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Classified computer skill.Applications by email: Petri@ homepropertiespattaya. com Tel. 086 156 8925 or 038 303 25.
(ptfjv-p2408)Sales Person Needed for ROSTEDT Store in Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Ability to speak, read and write English is must. Contact Khun Phut 089 403 0903. (ptfjv-pt0008)ALocal 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. (ptfjv-g2408)Experienced Chef Wanted to Cook European Food in a Well Establish Restaurant. Must be hotel trained. Good wages plus tips for the right person. Call 081 254 3624. Pro Language is language training institute located on Central Pattaya. Now we are seeking Part - time and Full - time Teachers to join our team. Italian Teacher, Russian Teacher and other language teacher. Please call K.Pabhada 038 489 225-7 or pattaya@ prolanguage.co.th LC International languages and Computer School is looking for German, Dutch, Italian,
French, Russian, Chinese and English speaking teacher. Interested person please call: 038 361 948 - 9 or contact us by lc_ email@example.com (ptfjv-0108)Needed immediately secretary, receptionist, ad sales people and graphic artists for publishing company. Top pay for experienced professionals. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). Send resume, CV or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Full-time Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-DutchGerman-Italian-FrenchJapanese-ChineseRussian-Korean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-2500072 www.Prolanguage. co.th (ptjv-hpp0209) Real Estate Company wanted secretary/administrator. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic
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 AMS-BKK-AMS. Start from 570 Euroâ€™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.... Mcflight email@example.com
Vehicles for Sale
Ford Ranger Pick up 4 doors 4x4, 2.9 diesel, 2003, silver, 5 speed, loaded with extras including detachable rear, carryboy, full main agent service history, immaculate, all round condition farang owned only 350,000 baht call 087 150 4845. (ptfvs-e0109)Mitsubishi G Wagon for sale.40,000 km 2.8 turbo diesel. Fix price 460,000 bath. Tel 087 067 0239. (ptmvs-h2308)Yamaha 1100 Dragstar. 2003, 15,000 km., special paint. 320,000 baht, 087 100 5726. 2 hp Mariner/Yamaha 2 stroke outboard engine, used very little hence in good condition. 11,000 Thbt. For more details contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. (ptfvs-t0209)Suzuki bike 79000 km good condition 8000.- Tel 084 865 1355. (ptmvs-c0007)Ford Ranger 4 Door, 4x4, 3.0 Diesel, 2003, silver, loads of extras, full service history, excellent all round condition. Farang owned. Must see at 390,000 baht. Private Sale 087 139 1570. (ptmvs-c0007)First to See Will Buy! Ford Laser 1.6 GLXi, 4 Door, Automatic
2002 (same size as Toyota Vios) champagne gold, power steering, air conditioning, alloy wheels, electric windows, air bags, CD, alarm etc. Regularly serviced with service book, beautiful unmarked condition. Only 270,000 baht. Falang owned. Call 084 565 7656. (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-k2408)Automatic Opel Corsa 4 Door, all power, Falang lady owner, immaculate, low kms. Just replaced transmission cost 22,000 B. Must sell, returning overseas. Recently paid 125,000 + transmission, 147,000 Baht. Will sacrifice for only 99,000 or offer. 086 006 8390 Kevin or Marina. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. Suzuki bike: electric starter, tax paid till March 2010, 79000 km good condition 7000.- Tel 084 865 1355.
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. Persian Cat for sale. many colours and age to choose. please call 086 7803 791.
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Vol. 9 No. 02 1 - 15 October 2009
BCCT enjoys Yorkies Restaurant
Recently Yorkies Pork Platter Co. Ltd very generously sponsored the BCCT’s September networking evening at Jomtien Beach Road, (close to Soi Chaiyapruek-1). Yorkies provided free finger food and beverages, and this very friendly social event was held in their famous ‘Yorkies Restaurant’, which is attached to their excellent butcher’s shop. They are responsible for the construction of a new children’s nursery in Yasathon, and if you purchased the goods on display, all of the funds went directly to this very worthwhile school project.
Enjoy Coffee and Pastries at Central Festival
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The ‘Bakery and Coffee Show’ at Pattaya Beach Road’s Central Festival centre saw many popular celebrities come down from Bangkok, and the stage show was centered around the pizzas. The Deputy Mayor, Khun Wirawat Karkhai, and some of the Bangkok personalities took to the stage to test these pizzas and declared them to be of excellent taste and quality. There were a big number of exhibitors showing samples of everything from types of tasty coffee to a big range of pastries and cakes, plus a huge display of pizzas just inside the main Beach Road entrance. These pizzas were real works of art depicting the faces of famous people, such as the former American actress Marilyn Munroe.
New buyers get to test drive at Bira Circuit Mr. Sunchai Trichit, General Manager Lexus Group Department, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. and its three Authorized Dealers jointly organized a luxurious test-driving activity at Bira International Circuit, Pattaya for the customers who are interested in new Lexus cars recently. Besides the customers experienced test-driving all Lexus models and they also enjoyed with marvelous sunset cruise at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, welcoming by Mr. Athit Kunanukorn, General Manager of Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
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Brazilian Restaurant promotes Aussie Wines
The new Brazilian restaurant in front of Central-Festival on Beach Road recently hosted a very successful promotion of ‘Jacobs Creek Wines’, with a great night of tasty South American and International food, all for only 550 baht per person. During the evening there was an intense tropical rain storm, which meant everyone congregated below on the ground floor restaurant and bar. The night went on with more food and wine and a fantastic dancing display by Zico’s beautiful Brazilian ladies The price was an absolute bargain and would not have normally covered the price of the fine wines that everyone enjoyed so much, so watch out for Zico’s next promotion.
PILC enjoy Sheraton’s Beach
When it comes to places to meet, the Sheraton Hotel’s beautiful beach-front cocktail bar and upstairs meeting rooms that both overlook their perfect private beach are hard to beat, so the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) enjoyed a very relaxing coffee morning meeting. Club President, Gillian Thom, announced some of the many ongoing charity events that this club is working on, with the biggest charity fund raising event being their Holiday Bazaar on Saturday 3rd October at the Royal-Cliff Hotel Resort. In addition to this the PILC ladies have a great life by organizing many social events, trips away and the invitation of interesting guest speakers to some of their meetings; - Their next lunch meeting will be at 10.30am within the ‘Ocean Marina’ hotel on Tuesday 6th October.
Central festival fashion show
Pattaya Beach Road Central Festival was the setting for a very popular ladies and men’s ‘Lingerie & Fashion Show 2009’ with some very professional Bangkok and local performers. Tall, leggy models, displaying everything from skimpy underwear to some very elegant attire, with a variety of winged designs and elaborate head pieces being very eye-catching, and then just to widen the appeal there were male models displaying underwear. The officials included senior Central Festival managers and even Pattaya’s Mayor Khun Itthiphol Kunplom, the show got under way with some action packed dancing.
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Published on Sep 30, 2009
Pattaya Today is published each fortnight on the 1st and 16th of the month, it is by far the No1 newspaper on the Eastern Seaboard.