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Volume 9, Issue 03

16 - 31 October 2009

Pattaya gets its first official ‘Night Bazaar’

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The ‘Avenue’ Shopping Centre on Second Road is a well known Pattaya Landmark and on the evening of the 8th October it was awash with local dignitaries, management and directors from the Siam Future Development Public Co. Ltd, the owners of the centre, invited local businessmen and honoured guests. I hear your mind ticking, the ‘Avenue’ had its official opening a couple of years ago, and you would indeed be correct, however, this very special evening was to celebrate the official opening of ‘Pattaya’s First Night Bazaar’. The Grand Opening Ceremony was made by Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun

Itthiphol Khunplome, together with the Chairman Advisor of Siam Future Developments, Khun Bandit Siritanyong, A s s i s t a n t Managing Director of Siam Future Developments, Khun Chernchai Niyamanusorn, and the General Manager of the Pattaya ‘Avenue’

Shopping Complex, Khun Pornphan Srisuthaphan. The opening ceremony included a display of Thai Boxing training by one very energetic young lady and dance performances from some very talented young men and ladies. There was an abundance of finger foods for the invited guests and local shoppers. In his opening address the Mayor congratulated

the shopping centre on its insight into the needs of local Pattaya residents and visiting tourists, seeing the need for a night bazaar, and taking the bull by the horns and setting up this very impressive night time shopping experience. He believed that this will become one of the major tourist attractions for visitors to Pattaya, along side the Floating Market, Nongnooch Gardens, the Sanctuary of

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Community Meeting welcome 33rd District

A meeting was recently held at Pattaya City Hall which saw representatives from all of Pattaya’s 32 Communities take time to welcome officials from the 33rd Community, ‘Nong Bua Daeng’, in a meeting that was chaired by Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Wutthisak Ruemkitjakarn.

The meeting began with the presentation of a further 10 scholarships to needy children who have obtained good grades during the past term (the first half of the school year), in the amount of 1,000 baht per child. The second point up for discussion was the recent

Vol. 9 No. 03  16 - 31 October 2009 questionnaire sheets that had been supplied to all residents of the 32 Communities, and which were supposed to be completed and returned to the Rural Development Information Centre. However, many residents in the Communities had refused to fill out the questionnaire, demanding instead, that representatives of the relevant authorities visit each Community, to explain their thought and what they hope to achieve. It was realised at the meeting that the Communities from around Pattaya have varying needs and requirements, and they do not want to fill in forms without knowing the main objectives. The questionnaires were first started back in 1985 in country communities, before being adopted throughout the

Kingdom in 1990, it is issued once a year. The authorities discussed the problems and recommended that each community be visited by officials to explain all the intended measures in full detail.

Racist problems facing Pattaya City Hall

At a recent meeting at Pattaya City Hall, Chaired by Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, major issues had to be discussed that could ruin the reputation of Pattaya as a tourist destination for people from India. The meeting followed complaints from Indian tourists who were treated rudely, subjected to intentional bad service, and made overall very

unwelcome at some Pattaya businesses. Mayor Itthiphol stated that a solution to these problems must be found, and very quickly, as the Indian tourist market is set to be No1 before the end of the year. A great deal of time and expense has gone into trying to raise the profile of Thailand in India, to make it one of the favoured holiday destinations. The City is counting on an increase in Indian tourists to take the place of the subdued European market, until that once again picks up to past levels. He stated that if Indian tourists are treated badly or made to feel unwelcome, Pattaya will end up with no tourists at all, and this will destroy the City, along with all its residents. He explained that due to some bad press in India,

some holiday makers have already cancelled their travel plans. No tourists, no money for any of us. The Mayor has received a number of complaints, from typical bad and rude treatment, to being excluded from some bars and entertainment establishments. He realises that it is down to

‘Rhythm of my Heart’ at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

The 4th floor of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya was recently the venue, when over 30 customers with pacemakers fitted, attended a function organised by the Marketing Department, under the banner ‘Rhythm of my Heart’. The event was organised

to offer advice on a whole range of topics to users of pacemakers, including, nutrition, details on electrical devises that should be avoided, checkups on pacemaker’s proper function, plus many more fascinating subjects. Three companies worked in conjunction with

the individual venue to police its own admittance requirements, however, if they refuse entry to Indian tourists, or treat them badly, it will be reported in the international press, and the tourists will start to plan their vacations in other countries. He stated that Pattaya should be the world’s number 1 tourist destination for people from all over the world, with no racism because of colour or nationality. Director of the Pattaya Branch of the Tourist Authority of Thailand, Khun Nitti Khongkrut, stated that City Hall should organise meetings with business owners from around the City and explain how damaging their present actions are to the future of our City. At this moment in time, Pattaya needs tourists, no matter their colour, nationality or religion. the hospital to stage the event, St. Jude Company, Guidant, and Medtronics, who all specialise in pacemaker’s and check-up equipment. Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Doctors on hand to offer advice included Doctor Kitti Phirawanitchayakul Physician Cardiovascular Disease, and Doctor Iain Corness. The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s Heart Centre is one of the best heart centres in the world, offering international care to the highest standard. The hospital offers a comprehensive approach to heart disease from prevention and early detection, to diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation. If you would like further information please contact BHP’s Call Centre Hotline Number 1719.


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B-52 Night Club re-opens

The B-52 Nightclub which is situated on Walking Street was recently officially reopened, under new management, by Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronnakit Ekkasing. Many invited guests, local businessmen and dignitaries attended, including Khun Suntorn Kangsirikul, the

former Chairman of the Walking Street Board. The Managing Director of the venue, Mr. Lizunov Oleg and his beautiful wife were on hand to extend a warm welcome to the prestigious nightclub venue. The management of the B-52 Nightclub, in their

Pattaya Media travel to the South of Thailand Assistant Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Pattaya Branch, Khun Akkarawit Thephasit, recently accompanied a group of reporters from many Pattaya and Chonburi media companies on an official visit to the South of Thailand, under the banner of ‘Travel through Thailand with a Green Heart’. The destination for this illustrious bunch was the

Province of Chumpom which is one of the most beautiful areas of the Kingdom. Many activities were organised to entertain the reporters including boating, diving to see the spectacular coral, visits to the world’s largest ‘Luang Pu Thuad’ statue and ‘Krom Luang Chumporn’ area, enough to keep the most active reporter happy. At the ‘Krom Luang Chumporn’ area

NEWS opening remarks, stated that they envisaged a time when people from all over the world would want to visit Pattaya to be part of the B-52 experience, and they believe the new club will be a boost to international tourism from around the world, as well as bringing 1,000’s of visitors from all over Thailand. The B-52 is a wide and spacious venue which is spread over three floors. The ground floor is reserved for the enjoyment of Thai, Chinese and European foods and drinks, whilst the second floor is a discotheque for those wanting to boogey the night away. The third floor, which is reserved for VIP guests, ensures privacy, and includes special shows performed by the beautiful Russian staff. the reporters were able to take part in workshops and look at displays on the economic efficiency endeavours of His Majesty King Bhumiphol. The trip was to help the reporters not only write articles for the international media, to help boost tourism, but to sell the Kingdom to national residents, to encourage them to take their vacations within the country. Thailand is famous for its beauty and smiling people, this should be a message they try to portray to their readers.

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Recent Progress on Waste Water Recycling

Pattaya to host Buddha Images Contest

Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall to announce the latest progress on the project to recycle waste water into domestic tap water, after the grant of a 17,000,000 baht budget from Japan for extensive studies. After receiving the budget from Japan, Pattaya City Hall petitioned the government in Bangkok, to explain the present situation. Although there is sufficient water at this time because of so much rain, they do not want to see a repeat of the water shortage

suffered last in 2005. With the governments backing, Pattaya City Hall have contracted a team of experts from the Institute of METI in Japan, who have sent a team to the area to begin the extensive studies

Pattaya Countdown 2010

At a recent press conference chaired by Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, with the cooperation of Khun Sa-Nga Kitsamret, President of UPE (Union of Pattaya Entrepreneurs) and Khun Namchaichana Deewi, Chairman of the Buddha Images Club Region 1 of the Eastern Seaboard, final preparations were discussed for the upcoming Buddha Images Contest which is to be held in Pattaya. The contest will be arranged to attract Buddha Image lovers from all over the Kingdom and even internationally, and it is hoped that when visitors see the vast array of designs of

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the amulets, more dedicated collectors will be born. The event will also raise much needed funds to help needy students, who have reached good grades, but who, without scholarships, could not afford to continue their education. The event will only be on for two days, the 24th and 25th October, however, the Buddha Images Auction, which has already created a lot of interest, will only take place on the first day at Ban Sukhavadee, Sukhumvit Road. The second day, which will consist of an exhibition and contest, will take place at Pattaya School Number 2, (Jaroenratsadorn Uthit).

Miss Thailand beauties to visit Pattaya

No sooner do we recover from the hangover after last year’s Pattaya Countdown 2009, when a press conference, chaired by Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, at Pattaya City Hall, is held to discuss preparations for this year’s event. The Deputy Mayor was delighted to announce that the Chonburi Provincial Administration have already granted a budget of 7,500,000 baht to ensure this year’s festivities are the best yet. Once again Bali Hai Pier will be the location, with festivities beginning on the 25th and continuing until the 31st. There will be many displays and activities for locals and tourist including, Thai Cultural Performances, a talent contest, world renowned DJ’s, lucky draws,

an extravagant firework display and many booths supplying food, drink and souvenirs. The event, always the highlight of the year, will once again feature a large outside concert featuring many famous Thai singers and bands. At this stage City Hall officials are looking for the right company to host this year’s extravaganza, one that can offer a fabulous event whilst working within the allocated budget.

Bangladesh Movie Makers welcomed to Pattaya

required, together with the help and cooperation of the Governor of the Provincial Waterworks Authority and his team. The Mayor announced that the project will take approximately 6 months to

complete and it is hoped that at the end of the study a financially viable solution can be found. The Mayor continued that if a solution could be found, City Hall would still need to hold a public hearing to ensure local residents would be happy using water from the new treatment plant.

Press Conference on Pattaya Vegetarian Festival

The Pattaya Vegetarian Festival, due to be held between the 17th and 27th October was the topic of discussion at a recent press conference chaired by Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, in conjunction with the Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Branch, Khun Nitti Khongkrut, Deputy Chairman of the Sawangboriboon Foundation, Khun Prasit Thongthidjaroen, and Chairman of the Pattaya and Eastern Seaboard Chef’s Association, Khun Somsak Phuengmuang. The press conference was held at the

Alangkarn Theatre on the afternoon of the 9th October. The Mayor announced that this year’s event, with a budget of 2,000,000 baht, will be the best yet, with highlights including the largest 9 Emperor's Friend Rice cooking, various Chinese-Thai performances, and for the first time, a Chinese Lamp Festival. Local residents and tourists are to be gently encouraged not to eat meat for the duration of the festival, but to enjoy the many vegetarian alternatives and share in the culture of a Chinese-Thai experience.

‘AHEAD’ Hair Show and Workshop

On the 8th October the organisers of the Miss Thailand 2009 contest approached Pattaya City Hall to ask permission for using the city and it’s amenities, between the 19th and 21st October, for the competition competitors. The contestants will stay in Pattaya for three days enjoying a rest before the hard work of the competition and producing a marketing DVD which will also be shown on the live show. They wish to take

the beautiful young ladies to some of Pattaya’s most famous tourist attractions including the Floating Market, Nongnooch Tropical Gardens, the Sanctuary of Truth, Koh Larn Island, etc. The Mayor officially welcomed them to the City and felt honoured by the proposition on behalf of the City. He went on to thank them for featuring Pattaya and everyone hopes that it will bring a major boost of tourism to the area.

A crew of film makers from Bangladesh were officially welcomed to the City recently by Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, Council Member, Khun Fahrut Wongborisut, and other leading Pattaya dignitaries. The film crew, who are making a movie based in Pattaya, were delighted with the welcome they received and gifts and souvenirs were exchanged between the parties. Mutual thanks were extended for allowing them to use the city, and picking

Pattaya as the backdrop to a major Bangladesh movie production. The Mayor was sure that with the success of the movie, a boost to Pattaya tourism would closely follow, this would be a fantastic boost to the image of Pattaya. Pattaya Council Member, Khun Fahrut, stated that all through the hard times of the global economic collapse and the local and national political unrest, City Officials have been working very hard in the background to bring Pattaya back as the number 1 tourist destination

Recently the ‘AHEAD’ Hair Show and Workshop took place at Pattaya City Hall in front of the Taksin the Great Monument. The event was officially opened by Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, under the banner ‘Beauty against H1N1’. The event was organised to support and promote Thai trained beautician to the world whilst offering expertise on how to prevent the spread of in the world. The City is continuously organising and staging many local, national and international events to keep Pattaya firmly in the world’s eye. He stated that the present indications for the high season are looking very promising, but that he, and all his fellow officials, will continue in the background to raise the profile of our city.

H1N1 Swine Flu in Beauty shops. It was a very successful two days with thousands of interested beauticians and local residents enjoying the varied range of activities. The highlights of the event were a display by world renowned stylist, Harold Prichard from WAHL USA, on the use of clippers, and demonstrations from famous Thai stylists Khun Prasertsak Anakorn, Khun Patiwat Barameeanan, Khun Mak-Sathaporn Yooto, Khun Patharathorn Thawanwong, and Khun Phasuk Wongsurakarnlae. This very, very successful event was also the stage for Thailand’s first ever ‘Hair Tattoo Fashion Show’ that encompassed all the techniques, hair products and equipment featured at the exhibition.


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Traffic Lights still causing major problems

Pattaya City Hall Deputy Chief, Khun Sitthiphap Muangkhum, recently chaired a meeting at the City Hall to discuss the ongoing problems with the new traffic light systems, especially at the Pattaya Klang (Central Road) and Sukhumvit Road intersection. Around the Pattaya Klang intersection there are three sets of traffic lights in close proximity, no sooner have you waited for one red light, when you are immediately faced with another. You may remember in a report from City Hall a couple of months ago, which we reported in Pattaya Today, they were going to get experts in to sync the lights to work in conjunction, rather than

independently. The major problems arose when the intersection to Soi Nongprue (Chaiyapornwithee), was opened after being closed for many years, this has caused major tailbacks, especially at peak times, and have generated a huge amount of complaints from local

residents. Rumour has it that a high ranking Government Official bought a property in the area and the lights were installed, and intersection opened, so he would not be inconvenienced. With Pattaya’s increasing growth, especially between 2002 and 2007, the amount of traffic using Pattaya’s roads

Rescue training at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Director of Business Development at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Khun Neerachorn Sirisamphan, recently organised a training session for over 500 volunteers from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation. The training session revolved around first aid and the recommended first responses to motor accidents and other injuries sustained around our cosmopolitan city. All those attending had a very

worthwhile day and learnt a lot with regard to rescue work. I think the thanks of the whole

community should go out to the hospital for conducting this invaluable work.

has seen a dramatic increase. Pattaya City Hall have in the past hired professional companies to come up with a solution to the traffic flow problems, all have failed to submit an idea that is workable and affordable. With the overall traffic flow in Pattaya, the experts suggested a banning of Baht Busses, however, it is thought, that as they have been such a huge part of the growing identity of Pattaya, and with thousands of Thai’s earning a living from them, it would not be the right move. The other major problem facing free flowing traffic is the inability of the police to ensure traffic laws are upheld, this is something that the City Hall has no control over.

The meeting decided that further meetings were needed to discuss these traffic problems, especially with the construction of the new flyover nearly completed and

the planned construction of a tunnel. It was thought that they should take all these factors into account before trying to solve this ongoing problem.


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Pattaya gets its first official ‘Night Bazaar’ this special evening’s ceremony and hoped that the visitors get pleasure from the Night Bazaar as they look around the 100+ intriguing stalls. He explained that the Night Bazaar will be open each day from 5.00pm until midnight. He further believed that as the Night Bazaar becomes better known, the existing 150 stalls will

Pattaya Pro. Racing Series 2009

Pattaya City Hall Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, together with the Chairman of the Pattaya Pro Racing Series 2009, Khun Anothai Iamlamnao, recently jointly chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall, to discuss the fourth race in the 2009 series. Participants in the Pattaya Pro Racing Series 2009 Races will compete to win the prestigious Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Trophy. The fourth race took place at the Bhira International

Circuit on the 10th and 11th of October, and following the recent very successful third race, an increase of 50% was seen in the number of

21 Year old drug dealer arrested with 1,800 Yaba tablets and 100 grams of ‘Ice’

In the early hours of the12th of October the Chonburi Provincial Police Department arrested Khun Siwa (May) Boonyang, aged 21, originally from Rayong, whilst he was in possession of a bag of the drug ‘Ice’ weighing 102.5

grams (approximate value 600,000 baht) and 9 packets of 200 Yaba tablets, 1,800 in total. He was apprehended in front of the 7-Eleven store in Por Tor Tor Petrol Station, near the Khaomaikaew area.

competitors. The event was also broadcast live on the 11th through T Channel and Channel 68 of True Vision. The arrest followed information obtained by the police at to the young mans drug dealing antics, and a sting operation was put into effects by officers. Undercover offices contacted Khun Siwa and arranged for a delivery of narcotics to be dropped off in front of the 7-Eleven store. As the young man arrived for the rendezvous, an undercover officer identified himself and the arrest was made. The arrested man confessed to possessing the drugs, however, he insisted that he was only the delivery man, and was paid for each delivery he made. Officers did not believe his story and with further investigation they believe he could lead them to other members of his gang.

quickly grow to become one of Pattaya’s main tourist attractions. The market is divided into different zones including hand-made products, clothing, accessories, shoes, watches, plus many, many more, something to please everyone and every pocket. There is an abundance of food and drink stalls and all

the prices are very reasonable indeed. So now is the time to take a trip to the ‘Avenue Night Bazaar’ any evening between 5.00 and midnight. There is ample parking and of course, we must not forget the existing shops within the complex, far too many to mention individually in this article. The ‘Avenue’ where you will find everything, yes including your baked beans, in Pattaya’s finest bespoke shopping experience. See you there!

Mixx Pub celebrate 2nd Anniversary On the 10th October a very special evening was held at the Mixx Pub, situated at Bali Hai Pier, to celebrate two years of successful business. Guests of honour included Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, together with the former member of the Chonburi House of Representatives, Khun Charnyut Hengtrakool, and the Chairman of the Walking Street Committee, Khun Suntorn Kangsirikul. The Manager of the venue, Khun Khun Winai Kerdmakphol, thanked his honoured guests for attending and all his loyal customers who have made his business such a success. The pub has become quite

infamous over the last two years, and is well known for its service and great music. On the anniversary evening, famous Thai Rap Star, ‘Joey Boy’ and his Karnkor Club Gang, entertained the attending

guests along with the venues famous DJ’s. The Mixx Pub is split into two distinctive zones, Hip Hop/R&B and the Underground. It is located on the third floor of Bali Hai Plaza and is open every day from 9.00pm till late.

Dance School Charity Opera

The ‘Alcazzar Theatre’ on Second Road was generously made available for a Sunday afternoon charity performance of the ‘The Nutcracker’ Opera organized by Pattaya ‘Dance Studio School’, using around 140 of their students. The ‘Dance Studio School’ Director and Choreographer of the opera, Khun Dujduen Rueng Vejthewong, invited Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Kunplome, and other VIP’s to present awards and trophies to talented students before the

opera show commenced. Khun Dujduen Rueng Vejthewong, stated that the funds would be given

in the form of educational scholarships for poor students in the Pattaya region.

New ‘Holiday Inn’ Booked Out The North Pattaya ‘Holiday Inn’ Hotel Resort on Beach Road had a fully booked, official opening day, with groups of mainly corporate visitors from most S.E. Asian countries. This 100% occupancy rate must have pleased the ‘Erawan Group’ directors enormously, and they already have four ‘Holiday Inn’ Hotels well established in Bangkok. The Pattaya ‘Holiday Inn’ appeals to family groups, with a well

equipped Fitness Centre, the ‘Ti-Tree Spa’, plus a fully supervised ‘Kids Club’, so parents can enjoy a break. With its beach

front position at the quieter northern end of Pattaya Bay, it suits visitors who want to be right in the city, but still enjoy their privacy.


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Pattaya International Ladies Club

On Saturday, October 3, the Pattaya International Ladies Club held its annual Holiday Bazaar and what a great success it was! Families and friends came together to shop, relax, and enjoy refreshments all in the name of charity from early morning until late afternoon. The venue, Siam Ballroom at Royal Cliff Beach Resort, was incredibly suited to host this event as they have done for several years running. It is always a pleasure to work with Panga Vathanakul and her staff, especially Pornthip and Raymond, and a new experience for the recently appointed General Manager, Joachim Grill. They were at the side of Special Events committee every step of the

Khunplome. After the ribbon cutting ceremony was so graciously performed by the Mayor of Pattaya, the doors to the Siam Ballroom were opened to a festive holiday atmosphere. In all, 493 people enjoyed a day of shopping amid

way, from the organizational meetings, to the smooth execution of the day’s events. At the opening ceremony, we heard speeches from the PILC Special Events Chairwoman and Bazaar organizer Chantal Oldaker, PILC President Gillian Thom, and the VIP guest of honor, Khun Ittipol

the colourful stalls. Over 70 vendors brought their wares, and many thanks go to them for making available such a remarkable variety of fine quality indigenous and imported goods. This year there were many new vendors who were attending the Holiday Bazaar for the first time, along with the regulars who attend year

Pattaya International Balloon Festival 2009 A meeting was recently held at Pattaya City Hall, chaired by Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, along with Khun Sonthaya Khunplome, and other officials involved in the organisation of this year’s Pattaya International Balloon Festival. This year the event will be held between the 10th and 13th of December, again at the Thammasart University Campus on the outskirts of Pattaya. This is a joint venture organised between Pattaya City Hall, the Chonburi Provincial Administration, the Sports Flying Association and the Mongkhol Films Channel. This will be the third successive year that

Pattaya has staged this international event, and this year promises to be the best so far, bringing a huge boost to the tourism industry of the Eastern Seaboard. Special events will include a minimum of 30 balloons on display, and a Miss Balloon 2009 Contest where the winning beauty, apart from the prestige of winning, will receive a leading role in the next Mongkhol Films production. The event will be open at no charge to visitors and for the first time will feature a national level balloon competition. This is one of Pattaya’s most impressive and colourful yearly events, and well worth a visit, put this one in your diary.

after year. Among the items available were clothing, handbags, jewellery, home-decor, baked goods, wine, chocolates, and of course, holiday decorations. Many of the generous vendors also donated gifts to the PILC to be used in future raffles to raise additional funds for the PILC Welfare projects. The magnanimous sponsors this year were Transpo International Ltd., Bechtel, and Foster Wheeler. Their generosity is astounding and to them we offer our deepest gratitude in making this event a charitable accomplishment. The success of the bazaar was contributed by the combined efforts of Special Events Chairperson Chantal Oldaker, joined by her hardworking committee members, including Tracy Foulkes, Fran Laurent, Michelle Doveton, Tamara Ryan, Patricia Zimmermann, Connie Kwok and Kavita Lamba. As usual, a host of other PILC members, the craft ladies and volunteers were rewarded by raising 328,759 baht, all benefiting

PILC local charities. The Welfare Projects adopted by PILC that benefited from the funds raised last year are as follows: Gurnayawet Disabled Ladies Home, Baan Jing Jai, I See U project, Food drop program in Mapbrachan Lake area, Kate’s project, Street Kids Home, Fountain of Life, Dek Dee Early Learning Center, Mercy Center, Koh Pai Kindergarten, Our Home and scholarships for various schools. Moms were free to shop

without worrying about their kids, as they could enjoy the activities in the Children’s Room sponsored by Wiggletown. Now, the PILC members are preparing for the second major fundraiser of the year, the Let’s Live and Let Dine – Bond Style Charity Ball to be held on Saturday, November 14 at the Amari Orchid Resort and Tower. Tickets are still available, which includes a welcome cocktail, a 5 course meal with free flow

beer and wine, and dancing and entertainment until 2 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kavita Lamba on 087 618 5117 or salsakavita@ hotmail.com. All raffle prizes must be claimed by Sunday, November 1, 2009, or they will be used by PILC at a future date to raise more money for their charities. To claim your prize, contact Chantal Oldaker on 087 825 5268 or Fran Laurent on 087 130 6207.


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School Holiday Family Package

Enjoy Family Fun in Pattaya at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa. This school holidays’ the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa is offering families an extra-special family vacation package. From Now to 31 October enjoy luxury for less, with prices starting at just 3,000 Bht! So why not make the most of Pattaya’s wonderful fresh air, abundant sporting facilities, lively nighttime entertainment, fine dining and diverse family-friendly activities with a getaway in a premier seaside city! The package includes: • Free “all you can eat” ice cream by the garden pool for children under 12 • Late check-out at 3:00 pm • On-site family pro tennis lesson • Children dine free at Bali-Hai Seafood BBQ when accompanied by paying adults • Access to lush gardens, two swimming pools, kids’ playground and games room. Not to mention that upon check-in guests will receive a discount voucher for some of Pattaya’s top entertainment venues. Parents will be able to amuse their children for days at the Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Sanctuary of Truth, Easy Kart, Underwater World and Tiffany Show. This special Family Package can be yours for only 3,000 Bht nett for a deluxe room or 3,500 for a tropical deluxe (both double occupancy with breakfast). On top of this phenomenal price, get one free extra bed per room and free breakfast for up to two children. To book, please contact the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa on +66 (0) 3842 8678, ext. 81 or e-mail reservations@ siambayshore.com.

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A vegetarian feast at the Pattaya Marriott

As the name suggests, for the vegetarian festival menu our master chef has transformed the humble vegetable into a series of freshly prepared starters, mains and desserts, promising amazing taste sensations. Choose from Thai delicacies such as stir-fried tofu with chilli and basil leaves, Chinese favourites like vegetarian fried rice Szechwan style, or explore the most tempting Western cuisine as you delve into a mushroom pizza with mozzarella cheese, either for lunch or a hearty dinner

Spa Membership at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower

At Sivara Spa, the timeless art of inspiring inner well-being has been perfected. Through the skillful use of natural herbal remedies and centuries-old traditions, let the trained hands of our therapists soothe away your worries as you lose yourself in the delicate scent of aromatic oils and subtle herbs and spices.

Your privileges • Members are entitled to use Swimming Pools and Fitness facilities of the hotel • Members are entitled to 30% discount of Sivara Spa treatments and beauty salon. 10% discount for all Spa products. 10% discount for Food at Essence Restaurant • M e m b e r s recommend new spa membership get FREE 1 gift voucher of 60 minutes massage valued at 2,119 Baht Your selections Individual Membership 12,000 Baht with complimentary 3 gift vouchers of 60 minutes massage valued at 6,355 Baht. Total receive 18,355 Baht. d Couple Membership 20,000 Baht with 4 complimentary gift vouchers of 60 minutes massage valued at 8,474 Baht. Total received 28,474 Baht. Corporate Membership 30,000 Baht with complimentary 5 gift vouchers of 60 minutes massage valued at 10,593 Baht. Total received 40,593 Baht.

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First Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival

The Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa, Pattaya and Thailand Guitar Society will present the first Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival on Saturday, 31 October. The festival is surely the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers in the bay area. The Classical Guitar Festival in Pattaya is the ultimate intimate event experience and the only one-day luthier (guitar maker) and music showcase of its kind in Thailand. It combines many of the world’s top makers of hand-built guitars and great musicians showcasing their talent. The objective of the festival is to enhance the educational development and knowledge of classical guitar students and admirers in Thailand. Without having to go overseas, students have the chance to observe the workings of world-class guitarists and guitar makers in one location! The event will feature top international musicians like Leon Koudelak (Switzerland), Yasuaki Hiura (Japan), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Nalin Komentrakarn (Thailand), Thailand guitar virtuoso Ekachai Jearakul and students of the Thailand Guitar Society. Alongside will be showcased quality, expert guitars made in Germany, Japan, England and Thailand. The festival will be held in the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa’s Pine Grove Room from 2 pm to 10 pm, including an opening ceremony and exhibition, student concert, “Fly with Bird on the Rhythm of Guitar” concert by Ekachai Jearakul and “Guitar Soirée” featuring four international players. The festival is open to all: be you guitar collector, player or general enthusiast. Admission is Bht 400 for adults and Bht 200 for students (inclusive intermission coffee break). Special accommodation package (inclusive breakfast and festival ticket): Bht 2,800 (single) or Bht 3,000 (twin) per night. For more info about the event visit www.thailandguitarsociety. com. To book a ticket, please contact Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa, Pattaya on (0) 3842 8678, ext. 81.

Pattaya garbage collection still a huge problem In the afternoon of the 9th October, Khun Manot Nongyai, Pattaya City Council Member, chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall, he is the Chairman of the Pattaya Cleanliness Board, with officials and complaining local residents, unhappy with the present arrangements for the collection and disposal of waste. Pattaya creates in excess of 350 tons of rubbish each day, an ever increasing problem that needs to have a permanent solution. Pattaya City Hall has a project to develop a Waste Recycling Plant that will be able to environmentally friendly dispose of 300 tons per day, however, the project is still in the planning stage and many more studies need to be undertaken before a final solution can be agreed upon. The new plant would need a huge budget, and with the Pattaya City Hall and Chonburi Provincial Administration already having had their budgets cuts

by 60-70%, the studies seem further away, let alone the actual construction. However, good news if it comes to fruition, the Environmental Protection Resort Company (Thailand) Ltd, have agreed to invest 3 billion baht to make the dream a reality, let’s hope their budget doesn’t get cut! Waste disposal is an ever increasing problem, and growing daily, the present waste site located in the Khaomaikaew area can only deal with 200 tons of rubbish a day, nowhere near the requirements of Pattaya City. Local residents were on hand to complain about the smell from the garbage collection trucks as they make their collections around the city. The EMW East West Management Company has been hired by Pattaya City Hall as the town’s existing garbage contract expires on 31st March 2010. This is a very important and urgent problem that needs immediate solutions.


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Inability to pay rent leads to shooting

Police Officers from the Banglamung Police Department recently received a report that a man had been shot at an apartment block near the Racha Ice Factory in Soi Nongprue, and had been taken to the Banglamung Hospital to receive emergency medical care. At the hospital police interviewed the victim, Khun Sakchai Suemram, aged 48, an electrician, who rents a room from one of the men involved in his shooting. He explained that due to late payment of his wages he was late in paying his rent, earlier in the evening, whist his wife was out, and he was sitting drinking in his room, the owner of the room, together with three of his men, entered the room and demanded the outstanding rent. Khun Sakchai explained to him that he could not pay as he had not received his wages

yet and asked if they could return in four days when he should have been paid. The landlord refused and stated that they had to collect the rent there and then; however, as Khun Sakchai was trying to get them to see reason, one of the men pulled out a gun and threatened him. Seeing the gun, and fearing for his life, he decided that flight was the best course of action and took to his heels, the man then fired five shots at him, one of which hit him in the right leg, and his neighbours, hearing the commotion, helped him to get to hospital for treatment. The landlord and his men were nowhere to be found, and whether the shooting was deliberate to shoot him, or solely frighten him, police are taking the necessary action to bring the landlord into the station to get his side of the story.

Quick thinking Bank Manager gets her man

Pattaya Tourist Police recently arrested a Russian tourist after he used a fake credit card to extract 30,000 baht from a branch of the Siam Commercial Bank in the heart of Pattaya City. The young Russian tourist, Mr. Ivan Azhimov, aged 21, was arrested at the money exchange unit at Siam Commercial Bank on Soi 29/1 Pattaya-Naklua Road, in possession of three ATM cards and a passport all in his name. The police had been notified by the Branch Manager, who after doing extra checks, found that the acceptance codes for the transaction were apparently

fake, and she believes the arrested man is probably part of a gang that has been using very good fake credit cards around the town for some time. Once her suspicions had been raised, she stalled the young man at the bank until the police could arrive and arrest him. The Russian denied that the cards were anything but the genuine article, however, after police took him to the station, a quick check of the police computers revealed that the suspect had been caught doing the same business around Thailand, the last in Phuket.

NEWS

Sting operation leads to arrest

In the early hours of the morning recently, the Chonburi Provincial Police Department organised a sting operation to buy drugs from one of Pattaya’s leading dealers, Khun Anan (Peed) Rathidetpaisarn, aged 30. At the appointed time the dealer arrived at the location in front of the Ratanakorn Village 7, deep inside Soi Khaonoi, to deliver 50 Yaba tablets. As one of the officers identified himself, the dealer attempted to throw his drugs away and make good his escape. However, he was not quick enough and officers apprehended him along with the evidence. Escorting the dealer back to his home on Ratanakorn

Village, and searching the premises, police found a further 1,016 Yaba tablets hidden in the bedroom. Khun Anan admitted to dealing in drugs and explained that he would buy 10,000 tablets, usually a week, which he would then sell throughout his contacts. His little business empire had been in operation for quite some time and was very profitable, they had already been caught in the past, however, there was no other way to make so much money, and he and his friends had quickly returned to the life of drugs dealers. Police officers are looking to interview and apprehend other members of the gang.

Robbery not all it seems

In the early hours of the morning recently, around 5.30am, Pattaya Police Station received a visit from Khun Rakjai Baithong, aged 22, along with Miss Wanwisa Suriya, aged 20, and her boyfriend Khun Worawut Boonkrong, aged 23, who wanted to report that they had been attacked and robbed in their room at the PJ Inn, Soi AR, Central Pattaya Road. The three explained that as Mr. Rakjai drove his motorcycle into the Soi Wat Thamsamakee Temple, South Pattaya, to see a friend, he ran into a local teenage gang led by the notorious Mr. Joke. The leader of the gang then used a gun to Police will endeavour to make further investigations and try to apprehend other members of this well organised gang.

slap him around the face and demand his belongings, however, not satisfied with only a cell phone, the group demanded that he take them to his friends, Miss Suriya and Khun Boonkrong, room in Soi AR. Upon arrival the gang barged into the room and attacked the couple, and robbed them of valuables which included 20,000 baht in cash, before taking flight on their motorcycles. The police officers have made an official report on the attack, however, knowing that the gang are acquaintances of the attacked, they found the whole story a little suspicious, and believe there is probably a lot more to the assault than a simple robbery. The police are searching for the gang, and hopefully, when they are detained, the truth will quickly follow.

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BUSINESS NEWS

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Three Important Announcements from Raimon Land Northpoint Update

In Pattaya, Northpoint continues to make progress towards completion. Permanent power and water supply provisions have been connected to the site. The site underground drainage system installation works continue towards completion and the external hardscape, softscape, and water feature installations made significant progress during the month of September. Structural works are complete at both towers and the building is watertight. Externally the flat and textured decorative paint applications are nearing completion. Unit fit-out works are significantly advanced in both towers and the main entrance lobby areas are currently being fitted out, whilst works at lift lobby areas are significantly advanced. At the car park, structural works are practically complete and roof surface preparation works are underway ready to receive the artificial grass tennis court installations.

The River Update

As we enter the month of October, structural work at The River continues to make good progress despite the heavy rains which Bangkok has been experiencing. At the South Tower, the fifth and final floor slab of the

What’s happening at the Marriott in October?

A vegetarian feast As the name suggests, for the vegetarian festival menu our master chef has transformed the humble vegetable into a series of freshly prepared starters, mains and desserts, promising amazing taste sensations. Choose from Thai delicacies such as stirfried tofu with chili and basil leaves, Chinese favorites like vegetarian fried rice Szechwan style, or explore the most tempting Western cuisine as you delve into a mushroom pizza with mozzarella cheese, either for lunch or a hearty dinner. A haunting good time at Benihana To celebrate Halloween on 31st October, Benihana is poised to throw a frighteningly good time, with a special set menu cooked by our expert Teppanyaki chefs who have transformed into Halloween disciples to put on their most dramatic show yet! Start your Halloween dining experience with a hearty pumpkin soup, followed by delectable shrimp appetizers. Move onto a special Benihana salad, beautifully fresh hibachi vegetables and a main course of scallops and lamb chops. Leave room for a dessert of mousse, and enjoy a complimentary Japanese green tea.

Let’s go down under at Benihana Delighting the most discerning meat lovers, the Japanese steakhouse bringing ‘an experience at every table’, invites you to discover a series of Australian lamb specialties. Commence your dining experience with a delicate Japanese onion soup. Savor a fresh salad with ginger dressing as you watch your lamb being cooked to perfection on the sizzling grill, and marvel at our chef’s theatrical and entertaining Teppanyaki style of cooking! A BBQ to remember at the Garden Cafe Relax to the sounds of our talented resident pianist, while choosing from a lavish range of beautifully presented main courses at our daily BBQ buffet. Tuck into an array of crisp salads, cold cuts, barbecued meats and much, much more while our expert chefs cook up a storm before your very eyes! Breakfast Happy Hour at the Garden Cafe Recharge from a late night and enjoy the most leisurely morning imaginable with our breakfast Happy Hour. Buy your first drink and the second is on us, as we invite you to indulge in a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or local beer. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120

Exclusive Promotion with Thongchai Jaidee

Raimon Land is pleased to announce the launch of an exclusive promotional campaign with golfing star Thongchai Jaidee at Northpoint. Customers who purchase a unit at the award-winning development from October 1 to February 28, 2010 will receive a complimentary Northpoint Lifestyle Package valued at more than THB150,000. The package includes a two-year membership at the elite Siam Country Club and vouchers for a two-night stay in a five-star Pattaya hotel, stylish fine dining at a luxury restaurant and an upmarket local spa. For more information, please visit www.northpointpattaya. com. podium is complete, and the core structure is between levels 8 and 9. The North Tower is also well progressed, with the floor slab for the podium also at level 5 and the core structure reaching level 8. Elsewhere on site, the structural work for the car park ramp is complete, with the spiral ramp topped-off and protected from the elements, and work on the fifth-floor infinity pool fronting the Chao Phraya is now underway.

Talented Executive Chef appointed to Courtyard by Marriott Hua Hin At Cha Am Beach

The Courtyard by Marriott Hua Hin at Cha Am Beach has appointed experienced Executive Chef, Pradit Mora, to manage the hotel's superb range of food and beverage outlets – including its signature MoMo Café - and oversee its MICE catering needs. Mr Pradit brings a wealth of knowledge to the position with a career spanning 22 years, taking him to some of the finest hotels in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. He first joined Marriott Hotels in Thailand at the awardwinning JW Marriott Bangkok in 2000. His most recent position was with the Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa as Executive Sous Chef. Courtyard by Marriott Hua Hin at Cha Am Beach General Manager, Sigrid Stelling said, Mr Pradit was the "perfect appointment" because of his experience with the Marriott brand's high operating standards and his vast knowledge of Thai and international cuisine. "Being in one of the most desirable locations for meetings and incentives in Thailand, Khun Pradit's experience will be crucial to us maintaining high quality catering standards in our restaurants and well known conference facilities," Ms Stelling said.


Pattaya Today 11 BUSINESS NEWS CB Richard Ellis strengthens its presence in Report Shows Phuket Shared Property East Asia With affiliate office in Cambodia Ownership is Multi-Million Dollar Sector CBSouth Richard Ellis Group Inc.

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Shared ownership sales for Phuket represented USD61.2 million for 2008, validating the sector's stability despite the economic downturn, according to a recently released comprehensive research study into the industry. The Phuket Shared Ownership Market Report, compiled by leading Thailandbased hospitality consulting firm C9 Hotelworks, showed the business model is a natural accompaniment to the destination's tourism industry which is well on the way to recovery into the third quarter of 2009. Noted industry analyst and C9 Hotelworks Managing Director, Bill Barnett, said: "With a total customer base of 22,498, the developing industry, while still in its early years, is the sleeping giant of the island's hotel and property market." "The emergence of fractional ownership of properties and yachts is becoming a notable component of the real estate landscape on the island. Laguna Phuket Managing Director, Michael Ayling, said the Laguna Holiday Club vacation ownership unit over the past five years has gone from strength to strength, despite volatility in the tourism and real estate sectors.

Managing Director Bill Barnett Currently, the total market size according to the report is 554 accommodation units, with vacation ownership holding 87% of the market share in the first half of 2009, and fractional sales moving up 13%. Research data also indicates an emerging yacht fractional base with USD2.8 million in sales turnover despite programs only starting in 2007. "The 2009 trend marks a continued shift with 68% of volume from point based systems versus week based

programs in the core segment. Brand pricing by international affiliates are on the uplift reaching a 62% premium to other 'non-branded' product," Mr. Barnett said. He added that while consumer spending is in retreat and 2009's revenue will fall short of the previous year, there is a greater emphasis on lower entry points, financing options and an increase in domestic customers. These factors should provide sound performance foundations during difficult times.

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort

Breaks World Record

The world renowned Royal Cliff Beach Resort in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand has once again set an unprecedented achievement by being awarded FIVE “Best of Awards of Excellence 2009” by New York’s Wine Spectator for the second successive year! The resort previously held the record in 2008, being the first institution anywhere in the world to have been awarded five awards in one calendar year but has now surpassed this impressive achievement, with another clutch of these prestigious accolades with this astounding achievement already been acknowledged by many wine enthusiasts, winemakers and wine writers around the world. The winning restaurants

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort raises a glass of Champagne are the Grill Room & Wine Cellar (International grilled specialties) with 7 previous awards, Rossini (Italian cuisine) with 6 previous awards, Chrysanthemum Palace (Cantonese cuisine) with 4, and with both Larn Thong (classical Thai) and Caprice (contemporary European cuisine) with their

2nd awards. With five of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s acclaimed restaurants winning such distinction, do take advantage of the lauded fare at the resorts’ 10 renowned restaurants and which offers 1,000 fabulous wine labels and is home to Asia’s premier wine club.

72nd-year Birthday Anniversary Dinner Party for the President of Sunshine Beach Resort Company Limited

Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa led by Executive Director Thanet Supornsahasrungsi recently hosted the “72ndYear Birthday Anniversary Dinner Party” for the President of Sunshine Beach Resort Company Limited,

Sunt Supornsahasrungsi. The event was also attended by Pattaya City Mayor Ittiphol Khunplome at the Ravindra Ballroom A. Photo shows: The President of Sunshine Beach Resort Co.,Ltd. Sunt Supornsahasrungsi, Executive Director Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, Pattaya City Mayor Ittiphol Khunplome and Pattaya City Hall officials.

(CBRE) recently announced that it is opening a new office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The establishment of an office in Phnom Penh is a further step in the expansion of CBRE’s footprint in Southeast Asia, which already includes Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The new office in Cambodia will capitalise upon market opportunities arising from the growing demand for professional real estate services from both international and local organizations within the country. The office in Phnom Penh will provide a variety of services such as market research, valuation, investment sales, consulting, agency and leasing, and property management. The goal of the Phnom Penh office is to provide a competitive edge for clients in the fast changing real estate market in Cambodia, via a differentiated services portfolio, as well as to establish CBRE as a key player in the development of the real estate market in Cambodia going forward. “The opening of an office in Cambodia will allow CBRE to provide research, consultancy, valuation and advisory services in the country and will strengthen our broader platform in South East Asia,” said Chris Brooke, President & CEO of CBRE in Asia. “Our presence in the market will facilitate the provision of professional property services by CBRE in Cambodia, whilst also supporting regional clients who have an interest in this unique emerging market. This strategic move helps to reinforce the position of CBRE as global company with extensive reach into local property markets,” added Mr. Brooke. “With the establishment of the Phnom Penh office, CBRE will be able to develop local market intelligence into measurable results for clients in this expanding market,” said Marc Townsend, Managing Director of CBRE Vietnam. Previously, work relating to Cambodia was handled out of the Vietnam office, which will continue to support the team in Phnom Penh. “As the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh has become a major focal point

for economic and business development over recent years. This region offers enormous business potential for further growth of domestic and foreign businesses. In particular, backed by investment resulting from positive sentiment, the real estate market in Cambodia is expected to continue its growth momentum in the years to come, particularly the resort property market along the coast line of Cambodia,” Mr. Townsend added. “CBRE has already established a successful track record in Cambodia and has been servicing clients in market research and consultancy, valuation, and land transactions, as well as property management, even prior to the establishment of an office,” said Mr. Townsend. “With the opening of the office in Cambodia,

we have demonstrated our commitment to both understanding the unique individual market characteristics of the country and to providing high quality services to its clients. Leveraging the expertise, market knowledge and resources of other highly successful offices in the region, CBRE will provide its clients in Cambodia with the optimum solutions in terms of achieving their business goals,” he added. Daniel Parkes will oversee the operations of the Phnom Penh office. Prior to relocating to Phnom Penh, Mr. Parkes was previously based in the United Kingdom where he worked in a real estate firm in the south east of England. He has a wide range of experience in property marketing, valuation and consultancy across residential and commercial sectors.


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AustCham Eastern Seaboard Sundowners at AMARI

AROUND PATTAYA

Picture from left: Khun Dhaninrat Klinhom, Director of PR, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. Mr. Mark Wood, Counselor (Commercial) and Trade Commissioner of Australian Government, Australian Government. Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. Mr. Andrew Durieux, President of Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce. His Excellency Mr. Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador. Mr. John L. Pollard, Managing Director / Shareholder of Meinhardt (Thailand) LTD. Mr. Max Sieracki, Resident Manager, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. Khun Maneechay Waine, Director of Sales, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower Mr. Brett Gannaway, Executive Director of Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce. AustCham Welcomes His Excellency Australian Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Paul Grigson (5th left), was warmly welcomed to the ICE Bar at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, by hotel’s General Manager Mr. David Cumming (3rd left), during fabulous networking evening ‘The AustCham ESB Sundowners’ to strengthen networking opportunities in Pattaya and the Eastern region organised by AustCham Thailand. They were extremely impressed with this 5-star hotel and its facilities in Pattaya!

Pinktober Fest at Hard Rock Swiss Ambassadorial Couple officially welcomed STOP BREAST CANCER FOR LIFE…

from left to right: Simon Rindlisbacher (Hotel Manager Rembrandt Hotel, H.E. Ambassador Burgener, H.E. Ambassador Schraner-Burgener, Peter Fässler (President Swiss Society), Esther Lehmann (Vice President Swiss Society), Eric Hallin (General Manager Rembrandt Hotel) The Swiss Society Bangkok, founded 1931, recently had the privilege to welcome the two newly accredited Ambassadors of Switzerland. Despite an already full calendar, Ms SchranerBurgener, Swiss Ambassador to Thailand, and her husband, Mr Burgener, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, based in Bangkok, kindly accepted a dinner invitation at the Rembrandt Hotel. Over a gastronomic delight, complemented with Indian wines, the Ambassadorial couple and the Executive Board of the Swiss Society spent a lovely evening together. This new model of Swiss ‘diplomacy’ presents, for the first time, a job sharing assignment at such high level. The distinct assignment separation includes the sharing of office, remuneration, as well as the education of their two children. The Swiss Society Bangkok wishes the two new Heads of Mission only the very best and looks forward to a fruitful cooperation in the years to come. For further information you can contact the Swiss Society's President at 084-676 73 76 or nightly except Tuesdays at his restaurant Ticino in Pattaya.

Graduation Ceremony Dinner Celebration new flagship store from London of 43th Navy Cadet, Marine Corps at Aranda Ballroom of Miss Selfridge @ CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Marketing AMARI Orchid Resort & Tower Central Group proudly introduce

Royal Thai Marine Corps Commandant, Major General Suwit Thararub (2nd right), was warmly welcomed by Mr. Max Sieracki (2nd left), Resident Manager of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, on a recent visit at the freestanding Aranda Ballroom for presiding over the Graduation Ceremony Dinner of 43th Navy Cadet, Marine Corps

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Miss Selfridge from London to expand the new branch at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach and celebrate new second flagship store. Miss Selfridge gives special discount for public 20%. Special offer, free Miss Selfridge member application with any purchase on the opening day. Plus, free 200 baht voucher for every purchase over 4000 baht. Start from this October 23 Whether you are looking for a glam, statement outfit or casual on-trend daywear Miss Selfridge has everything you need to update your wardrobe with those staple hits of the season at CentralWorld, Atrium Zone, 1 Floor and at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, 1 Floor.

Manhattan Restaurant has new Manager Guests visiting Manhattan’s Restaurant on Thappraya Road are now being welcomed by the new French Manager Mr. Jean Yves, who has had vast experience in France, Cambodia, Bangkok, London and even on the ‘QE-II’ passenger liner. Together with the usual fine food and same friendly staff, Jean will make Manhattan’s diners welcome with his friendly manner, and regular special events. The former manager Mr. David Bowers retired to one of his other restaurant interests at the ‘Sportsman’s Inn’. (Check the Manhattan Restaurant website for details of their next special monthly events, such as a wine dinners or special guest musicians).

This ‘Take Time to Be Kind’ project is official launch by Mr. Weerawat Kha-Khai (2nd from left), Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, Mr. George Hazard (1st from left), General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Dr. Pichit Kangwolkij (4th from left), Director of Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and Mr. Laurent Levraud (3rd from left), Hard Rock Cafe Manager On 2nd October 2009, Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya organised a Press Conference to unveil Pinktober Festival dedicated for the month of October 2009 at the Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya. Pinktober’s main objectives are to create, relay, and educate public awareness about ‘Breast Cancer’ and to support and raise funds for the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Fund’. Hard Rock Cafe Manager, Mr Laurent Levraud, explained the history of ‘Pinktober’ and introduced the sale of Pinktober 2009 Limited Edition memorabilia, including Pin, Key Chain, T-shirt and special beverages of ‘Rocktail and Mocktail’ for the month, which part of the revenue being channelled to the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Fund’. On top of that, every guest who purchased these merchandise or beverages will receive special discount voucher for up to 45% on Cancer Screening Packages at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital.

Fashion contest held at Central-Plaza Chonburi

The Central Plaza Chonburi recently organised a Fashion Show for budding designers under the banner ‘ Kids Fashion Plus 2009’. This was the ideal opportunity for boys and girls from all over the Chonburi region to compete for the coveted Her Royal Highness Princess Ubonrat Trophy and scholarship. The winner from the boy’s category, Jetsada Morakasonthi, a student at Howang School, and the girl’s winner, Miss Jiraporn Sritraphan, a student from Burapha University, both received their trophies and scholarships from famous Thai movie director, Khun Pot Annon, who was also one of the judges.

Author Ian’s New ‘Farang -The Sequel’

At a recent PCEC meeting, Dr. Ian Corness, passed on to members some amazing facts about Thailand and advice for foreigners living in Thailand from both his original book titled ‘Farang’ and with his new book titled ‘Farang, - The Sequel’. Members found this to be a very interesting talk that explained physical, plus cultural and psychological differences between Thais and westerners. Dr. Ian started as a columnist for the “Pattaya Mail” newspaper, writing both under his own name and pen-names. He improved his literary skills and decided to write a book based on his experiences of himself and other foreign nationals in Thailand.


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AROUND PATTAYA Esteemed guest enjoys his Birthday at the Marriott

Russian Education Group given a site tour of Dusit Thani Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya Sales Manager, Tanaphol Rodpinyo (far right), is seen with Tour Managers from Fargo Co. Ltd (STA Education Group) from Novosebirsk, Russia, as they were given a hotel inspection recently. The agency was on a fam trip to Thailand to see its tourist attractions, particularly in the eastern resort of Pattaya, where they also inspected various hotels including one of the sub-brands of Dusit International.

Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg, the Adjutant General of the State of Washington (centre), celebrated his birthday at Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa’s Club Lounge. The resort’s General Manager, Somsak Tanruengsri, and members of his hospitable team dropped by to surprise their most distinguished guest, wishing him a very Happy Birthday and pleasant stay at the luxury resort.

Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa receives award

Presentation of School Shirts

On a recent Monday, President Florent Pellegrin (standing back right) and members of the Rotary Club Pattaya Marina, donated 250 shirts (uniform for every Monday) to all the students of the Huay Yai school, most of the students come from poor families. The club has sponsored this school for the past 2 years in different aspects: one monthly healthy lunch for all the students, air-conditioning of the computer room, increasing the size of the roof to protect from the rain etc.

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa led by Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, Executive Director recently received the award for "Best Facilities Geared Towards Accommodating Handicapped Persons for 2009" from Issara Somchai, Minister of Social Development and Human Security at ceremonies held at the Prince Palace Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa is a 4-star hotel equipped with rooms and other facilities for handicapped people. Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa is dedicated to recognizing the value of every person’s life- young or old and whether they are leading a life of normalcy or suffering from any disability. We believe that our business should also be measured by how much we can make everyone happy by having the best time of their lives when they spend their vacation with us.

Lowe Planners spend a day with Dusit Thani Pattaya Planting a tree for Teambuilding trainers Environmental Awareness

Mr. Prayuth Thamdhum, General Manager of The Montien Hotel, Pattaya, held a ceremony recently to increase awareness of environment protection among the hotel staff. With long staying guest Mr. Tsutomu Toyokaea, from Kanpatsu(Thailand) Co.,Ltd and his friend joining in the treeplanting at the gardens of The Montien Hotel, Pattaya.

Dusit Thani Pattaya team building trainers led by Waran Chalermrritichai (second left, standing), hotel Director of Administration celebrate with the staff of Lowe Worldwide Bangkok led by Mr. Abhijeet Dutta Ray (centre, wearing dark glasses) after the company concluded its “Lowe Planners Day Out” that involved a whole day of group-dynamic games with the team building trainers of the five-star resort.

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by Peter Lloyd

Regular readers may recall an article I wrote a couple of years ago about the horrific albino murders and dismemberments which were occurring weekly in Tanzania. I have just come back from another visit to Tanzania, which coincided with the first convictions of a gang of albino murderers, who had dragged a 14 year old boy from his home and dismembered him while he was still alive. This murder occurred in a small village called Kahama in the north west of the country, which I have been to many times and where my brother lives, so it really brought the brutality home to me in a way just reading about

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Tanzania -Albino Murders

it in other remote areas of the country had not. The horrible truth about this is there is a ready market for albino body parts across Africa, and the sums involved are huge by comparison to the average African daily wage. But that still doesn’t explain how people can so horrifically butcher children and how others are willing to buy these grisly items knowing how they were obtained. In rural areas, local miners grind albino bone dust into the ground in the hope of finding diamonds, whilst fishermen weave albino hair into their nets. In the cities, more wealthy people buy albino body parts or bones for talismans and for witchcraft, although

Out-Road Rage-ous

Road rage in Pattaya usually means people are annoyed at rain-deluged streets resembling rivers, or the slow or incompetent construction of many of Pattaya’s roads, but in the past couple of weeks I have noticed an increase in violent road rage attacks in the city, usually when one car driver honks another one, and if it is a foreigner driver doing the honking, be warned that trouble is likely, although common sense should tell us this. However it’s not just foreigners who are targeted for retributive attacks, because recently in Pattaya an ex-policeman pulled a gun on a Thai driver who had honked him for committing some stupidly

Jail Bait

Continuing the rather eclectic but crime-centric tone of this column, one of my unselfish friends is a visitor to Nong Palai prison, where he regularly

Driving Licence Thanks to the numerous readers who emailed me to say that unless I bribed the officials (impossible, surely!) the comment in

witchcraft has now been officially banned in Tanzania. In Tanzania alone there have been around 100 albino murders in the last 2 years. The enormous profits from the trade have also corrupted local police, some of whom are complicit in the killings and in the body parts trade. For albino women and chidren there is also the serious risk of rape and HIV infection, as the belief is prevalent that sex with an albino can cure HIV. Small wonder that children are increasingly prisoners in their own homes, as it is unsafe to venture out on the village streets. Even in death albinos are not safe, as their remains

are often exhumed and used in the trade, so now families bury deceased albinos inside their houses, or in secret locations where they cannot be found by grave robbers. There has been a big clampdown in Tanzania and surrounding countries

dangerous manoeuver (I think he was let off with a talking to in the end), In one recent case two people on a motorbike threw a rock through a car window following a road rage altercation, and in another a foreigner was beaten up by someone in a truck which chased after him and screeched to a halt in front of his car, following another road rage incident. In Pattaya I try to use my horn sparingly (and yes, I am still talking about cars here), and limit it to a gentle short beep, if someone is coming too close, because I believe the consequences of getting into something with an already-badly driving

Who needs more road rage in these conditions? drunk/drugged up/off duty waves and smiles when we nutcase who may have met in the street, and who a gun on them, just isn’t has done some big favours worth it. for me. So, given all that, how the He was walking in front hell did I let this happen of my truck so I drove up to me? closer to him then beeped Last week as I drove out my horn as hard as I could, of my condo, I saw a just as a joke, as I would motorbike taxi driver I to any friend I saw in the have known for four years, same circumstances. Once who always wais and he had recovered from the

visits prisoners on remand. On his last visit there he was dismayed to discover he had been pick pocketed in the public waiting area of the prison, and that his wallet had been stolen. Fearing for the person he was visiting if he made

a fuss and the wallet was discovered on a child or other member of a visiting prisoner’s family, or what would happen to the thief’s innocent family member on the inside, if the guards took it out on him, he decided not

to report it, and instead to take the small loss of money, cancel his ATM card immediately, swearing (literally) that he won’t make the mistake of taking a wallet to a prison again. It sounds like a den of thieves to me.

my last column about having received a10 year licence at renewal was incorrect. And indeed it was. I blame my wife for telling me it was for 10 years

when we left the building and me for not checking it subsequently. She, of course, denies having told me that at all, so I think we’ll leave it there, and put

it down to yet another “misunderstanding” in wonderful Thailand. Contact me at pattayatodaypete@ yahoo.com

as international attention has become focussed on these horrific crimes, resulting in 90 arrests of alleged albino killers, and four corrupt policemen in Tanzania, but it is likely that this is the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately the sums

of money involved and the tribal superstitions and beliefs in powerful witchcraft are so deeply ingrained in the African countryside that it is likely these horrific crimes and this disgusting trade will continue for the foreseeable future.

fright, an instantaneous cloud of anger descended, and then he recognised me and began miming that he was on his way to his car and not really blocking my way. I on the other hand realised the limitations of mime, as he clearly thought I had meant to sound the horn so long and loudly at him and that I was either genuinely annoyed with him, which would be a betrayal of our friendship, or at best, I was just a rude impatient

dickhead who had not recognised him at all, but who treats all Thais like that. After driving off, I realised it was a stupid thing to have done to him, and sure enough every time I have seen him since then, he has cut me dead, looked through me and sulked. So that’s one less Thai mate I have got, and further proof that a car horn should indeed be used sparingly.


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New Politics Party Threatens To Exacerbate Political Instability Dear Editor, My dog like many in the neighbourhood is suffering from a mite infestation. He didn’t have anything like this back in the States, before we brought him over. Have you any advice on how to get rid of these pesky parasites? Violet Parsons, Jomtien Dear Violet, There are various remedies out there from preventative injections to covering your dog in a vitriolic paste of sulfur and oil. Some advocate regular trips to the sea as the mites can’t stand salt water. It’s a constant worry with one infestation cured, only a few days later a mite leaps out of a tree or passing infected dog onto your dog’s back and off the cycle goes again. One thing to remember, the fat mites are female and the tiny redbrown spiderlike creatures are male. One remedy I tried resulted in the dog becoming so irritated by an ingredient in the dog-shampoo I used that he scratched all his fur off, taking a full five months to grow back. It’s expensive granted, but my best advice is a full course of preventative injections which will give your dog some degree of immunity. Dear Editor, My wife swears you have to have a monk’s blessing before taking ownership of a second-hand car. She says lucky car dealers, seeing a foreigner approaching, will realize that there will be no interrogation as to how many deaths and injuries have taken place in it, as there would be with a Thai. The sale is then an easy one, but one where unscrupulous dealers might foist off a jinxed car onto an unsuspecting farang if they weren’t on their toes. Dave Rackles, Banglamung Dear Dave, What can I say but “when in Rome ….. “. Part of the solution is the strength of belief. If you are convinced a holy incantation uttered over your car can protect you, then it may well be effective, if only in subconsciously conditioning you to drive more carefully. It also greatly depends on the powers of the monk likewise, some have genuine magical powers and can effectively surround your car in a protective force field, so I’m told, but I gather most don’t have such skills. Jinxed cars do exist, however, the case of the Mercedes owned by Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the man whose 1914 assassination in Sarajevo provoked WW1, being one of the best. The car afterwards was passed on to various serial owners. All told, an astonishing twenty-two people lost their lives in accidents involving that ill-fated MercedesBenz. So a monk’s blessing? Ok, go ahead, but remember Mohammed’s advice to one of his followers “you can get off your camel, but don’t forget to tie it to a palm-tree,” i.e. get blessed, but drive more carefully.

Dear Pete’s Peregrinations Like you - I have recently experienced the driving licence renewal process - however, before embarking on this trip of a lifetime I canvassed the views of about 10 farlangs who had recently survived the experience. In addition, I looked at numerous web sites and read numerous blogs. I deduced that there are different procedures for changing a 1 year to a 5year licence or renewing a 5 year licence. Some of the information that I gleaned was of little use mainly because it was out of date. As you will know - it is no longer necessary to bring a medical certificate or photos when renewing a 5 year licence. Incidentally, I failed “the perception test” - that is trying to get the 2 sticks to line up with a remote control and was told -”you have failed and will have to come back tomorrow to do the test again” This was also said to others - including one who failed the colour blindness test. Obviously, in Thailand, such conditions can be cured (or overcome) overnight! Needless to say. at the appropriate time I was called and paid 605 Baht (which is 100 Baht for the photos and perhaps 500 Baht for 5 years and an administrative charge of 5 baht) Until I read your article I have never heard of a 10 year licence - there used to be a lifetime licence years ago and many people still hold these - so my question is - How much did you pay? Subsequently, I found a web site that helps you pass the perception test - all you need to do is to look at the colour blindness chart which is positioned immediately above the apparatus and when the shadow of the movable stick appears between 12 and 1 o`clock - you are there. One final thought - that impinges on your Corruption article - is that one farlang that I had spoken with earlier had failed to get a medical certificate but was offered one by the driving licence clerk for 100 Baht which he gladly paid. I wonder what your reaction would have been if the clerk had accepted your argument about the residence letter but said you will still need to pay the 200 Baht ! Thank you for you excellent articles. John Doe Dear John, Hi John, thanks for your email and your kind comments on my articles. That driving licence article has to be my most commented upon one ever, judging by my emails today! Your email highlighted a mistake I made. In my euphoria I just saw a ten year date on my licence as we left the building. Someone else emailed me this weekend to tell me to check it carefully - regrettably it IS only for 5 years, not 10.

My lawyer, when I finally did go and see him, told me to also take a medical certificate as well, incase they tried to make a problem out of not having one, which I did, only to find I didn’t need it. Still, I know my blood pressure was OK (well, it was before I got there). I think I paid 600 or so baht also. Had I been offered a cash sum for accepting my inadequate paperwork, and saving me a day of my life, I probably would have said “what can you do. They’re all at it” and haggled to pay nothing then paid up!

Sondhi Limthongkul, controversial founder of PAD, Thailand’s ‘yellow shirts’ protest group, was recently elected leader of the New Politics Party, a development likely to deepen the country’s stubborn four-year crisis and polarize the country even more. The New Politics Party will become the parliamentary arm of the royalist-middle class People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), whose determined protests helped bring down two elected governments backed by Thaksin Shinawatra, as well as paralyzing Suvarnabhumi Airport. “We will make the New Politics Party change politics for our next generations, - ‘clean politics’ free from corruption “ a green-and-yellow attired Sondhi vowed, following his leadership victory. However, Sondhi who still faces a significant number of libel cases by those he has criticised, was only recently given a six-month sentence on Friday for defaming former Thai foreign minister and Thaksin ally Noppadon Pattama, but was granted bail pending appeals . The PAD helped depose Thaksin with mass rallies in 2006 and then reformed last year with tens of thousands of yellowclad supporters to protest against Thaksin’s government allies. They held the country to ransom with the seizure of Bangkok’s two main airports, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueung, in late November and early December, which stranded over 300,000 tourists in Thailand for over a week and resulted in swingeing economic damage. The PAD is supported by Bangkok’s elite and royalty, as well as military and bureaucracy, who are staunchly anti-Thaksin. As for Prime Minister Abhisit ‘s valiant attempts to win over the bedrock support of the opposition Red Shirts, largely in Esarn, seem to be floundering and he’s being accused of losing touch with the rural Thais, those living outside the airconditioned comfort of Bangkok. This despite Abhisit’s raft of government stimulus measures worth nearly $43 billion over three years to revive the economy and favourably influence the rural poor, who still love Thaksin’s populist policies. Some of the incentive schemes include irrigation schemes, asphalt roads, rural school upgrades and overhaul of district health practices. The Red Shirts were not appeased, however. Before Abhisit left for the UN, over 20,000 Red Shirt anti-government demonstrators inundated Bangkok, largely from upcountry, to assemble on the third anniversary of a military coup which unseated Thaksin Shinawatra, inevitably vowing the downfall of Abhisit. On the same day, PAD Yellow-Shirt protesters, who had facilitated Abhisit’s quest for power, clashed violently with villagers and police at the ancient Preah Vihear temple complex. Whereas In the restive south, separatist violence claimed over a dozen lives in September; this year’s death toll has already reached around 350 and is likely to top 2008 figure. Hardly surprising, then, that HM the King warned that if national unity is not restored, the kingdom could “collapse.” However, “Abhisit is the first elected Prime Minister who said he would put human rights and justice at the forefront of his administration in order to promote national unity,” according to Sunai Phasuk, Thailand researcher for Human Rights Watch. “But he lacks the power to mobilize his coalition government to translate [that] into real action.” Abhisit has a different perspective however, “Things continue to move forward,” Abhisit told TIME recently, while in the US for the UN meeting. A worrying scenario is beginning to develop with the uneasy alliance of the ‘coalition of the unwilling’ that has so far sustained the government looking increasingly unstable. Constant in-fighting, bickering and backstabbing within occurs daily, suggestive of political alliances, horse-trading and imminent defections. Combined pressure is being apparently applied to Abhisit from pro-Thaksin ‘Red Shirt’ protesters, coalition partners and even his close Democrat party aides to dissolve the house and hold new elections. Puea Thai, the reincarnation of disbanded Thai Rak Thai Party, are assured of the continued loyalty of the rural masses to Thaksin. Hence, Puea Thai, especially if they promise his return, will be deluged with rural votes and they will win the election by a landslide. This prospect won’t exactly appeal to the establishment, Bangkok’s elite the military and bureaucracy, however. The scenario of a Puea Thai victory and a fugitive convicted criminal back running the country, albeit clandestinely, would be an anathema and will undoubtedly foment further unrest. Under this scenario the economic penalty would be a loss in foreign investor confidence, a fall in stocks and shares, as well as the baht.


16 Pattaya Today

WOMEN TODAY

Ten Things I Hate About You!

drive us mental, we use them as evidence in the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, as women have been finding out for millennia, men basically don’t change, no matter how hard you try to transform

if you scream blue murder at him every time he attempts this amusing little We women are odd game ever after. And if he creatures aren’t we? When enjoyed watching footie at we fall in love we think odd hours with his mates that our new man’s while downing copious idiosyncrasies and foibles amounts of intoxicating are so endearing, and cute, liquor then don’t think that being constantly berated for behaving like an i m m a t u r e j u v e n i l e delinquent is going to make the slightest difference. It is a fact that there is a direct correlation between the increasing attempts of a desperate woman trying to make her errant husband leave his boyhood behind and join the world of grown ups, and Bless him as he sits with his mates the decreasing drinking beer and enjoying football 5 times a week!! effort a man and funny. These little them into Mr. Perfect. We will make to institute those behaviours are what make can tweak, adjust, slightly changes that his nagging us love him just soooo alter and even manage wife is insisting upon. The much. Then once we have some improvements, but results of this constant that oh so important ring the man you met and fell in tension might be the reason on our fingers we launch love with twenty years ago behind the ever increasing ourselves into ‘operation will, essentially, still be the divorce figures which stand at change previously loveable same man lying in bed next around 45% of all marriages in the UK. So what are the failings that men consistently demonstrate and that women find increasingly less tolerable? Well the big one is always lack of help in the house. Nearly every married woman alive will moan that him upstairs fails to pull his weight when it comes to household chores. Of course, when the marriage was Sometimes a woman has to do, what a woman has to do, to gently remind him! new and love was still blinding habits’ in which we try to to you now. the reality of housework remove those cute little If he thought it was really matters, washing, ironing, behaviours which were funny to fart in bed and dusting and tidying were what attracted us to our force your head under the never going to be an issue, partner in the first place. sheets to savour his unique but after ten years, two or Ultimately, when we perfume when you were more children, a developing fail to make the required young and in love, then, career path and increasing changes, and those initially believe me, he will still calls upon your time, endearing behaviours think it is funny now, even having to pick up smelly by Bee McConville

socks, underpants and other assorted male detritus, that he regards as invisible, really rankles. And unless you resort to employing a maid (or inviting his mum to come and live with you), this problem is unlikely to go away as this is an area where a long-lasting and committed change is virtually impossible. This problem is closely allied to his ‘looking after the children’ abilities, which are generally fleeting, inconsistent and extremely limited. Understandably, this is an area that is nearly always going to be untested in a first marriage. Unless he brings children with him to the marriage, you are always going to have to second guess his child rearing capabilities and use his performance on the first child as a yard stick to future behaviours. However, it is a permanent feature of all (non-gay) male attitudes that anything

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to do with children is the responsibility of the mother, and this is virtually non-negotiable. And then there’s sex. In the early days of love when he wanted to impress you with what he could do with his six inch ‘little brother,’ life between the sheets was more than likely interesting, exciting and, allimportantly, orgasmically satisfying. Unfortunately, this was never going to last as any ruse that the male of the species uses to impress a potential partner has a limited shelf life. What a man wants, sexually, is swift satisfaction, and the easier it comes (excuse the pun) the better. So, if in the first year of marriage, his ‘stud between the sheets’ act fizzles out, then don’t expect it to appear again. And be warned, the more you nag about his diminishing prowess as a sex god, the less likely you are to be ultimately satisfied by him as you

will have dented his all encompassing ego. Men are nothing if not consistent when it comes to reverting to type. If he stared at other women’s boobs before you tied the knot, he will continue to stare at other women’s boobs no matter how many times you hit him on the back of the head with a rolled up newspaper. If he forgot to put the toilet seat down during his wooing days he will continue to leave the porcelain exposed once he has done his business until the end of his days. If he picked his nose whilst driving and stuck the resulting bogeys to the steering wheel whilst courting you, then he will continue with this boyish habit until he shuffles off this mortal coil, and no amount of nagging, whining, whinging or wailing will make any worthwhile difference. So beware single ladies in search of an enduring relationship – it might be wise to do some careful observations and analyses of his funny little habits and ask yourself if you are willing to allow them to share your life, unchanged and unadulterated, until death do you part, before you agree to a more permanent partnership.

Fat Baggage Allowance

Now don’t get me wrong - I have nothing against fat people. In fact, some of my best friends are fat people ... well, no, actually

next to me is Bessie Bunter sporting an extra twenty kilos of superfluous body blubber in addition to her suitcase and carry-on bag. How can that check-in lady look me in the eye and ask me to rearrange my bags a tad for the sake of a few kilos when we are both excruciatingly aware that a very large lady standing not five yards away is carrying far more that her fair share of allowance, albeit on her hips, 60Kg of excess baggage, and she hasn’t checked her bag in yet!! waist, thighs and that’s not true as I don’t it that when Mrs Fatbelly upper arms? No, what have any fat friends, not rolls up topping the scales I think would be much even plump ones, although at a near-morbidly obese fairer would be to make I would be happy to share a 85kg, she also gets to check everybody stand on the Mars bar with anyone who in 20kg of baggage plus check-in scales along with cared to join me unless 7kg of cabin stuff too? I their luggage and fix a they were so fat that they mean that is just right out maximum weight. That wanted to eat my half as of order isn’t it? How can would be far fairer for well. But anyway, could an enthusiastic baggage everyone, now, wouldn’t it?! someone please explain to checker even think of me why it is that fat people pointing out that I am have the same baggage 5kg overweight (as I have I say it like I see it! allowance as everyone else stuffed all my liquids into when travelling by plane? my checked suitcase at the Moaning Minnie Now it doesn’t seem at all last minute) when standing fair that I, a meagre 60kg, am allowed a baggage allowance of 20kg plus 7kg of cabin luggage. That is a total of 87kg. So why is


Vol. 9 No. 03 16 - 31 October 2009

Fool in Paradise

What’s your profile?

In this new world order of Political Correctness, our catalogue of ‘naughty words’ has increased beyond the realms of silliness. New words such as ‘sexism’ and ‘ageism’ have crept in and must not be spoken in public. Being accused of either means you will be relegated to a life as the lowest of the ‘poo people’. Old, common words have also altered their meaning to the extent you had better be careful of the context in which you now use them. A detailed explanation and apology usually follow the use of such words. Take for instance the word ‘profiling’. It used to be fairly innocuous but, today, being accused of ‘profiling’ is a slur, a slander and a label to be worn with shame. I don’t watch a lot of television but confess that when I do, I am addicted to Universal Channel and, in particular, the Law and Order series shown every night. One show is called Criminal Minds and is about a team of FBI Profilers who go about solving vicious crimes by narrowing down the possibilities of who could

have committed the crime and getting into the mind of the perpetrator. After deep psychological analysis they announce: “We know the person responsible is a white male, unmarried, between the ages of 35 and 40, lives alone and in the area, walks with a limp probably from an old military injury, collects stamps, has a hair lip, works in a bank, is left handed, bald, likes pizza, has a body odour problem and a pimple on his nose.” Sure enough, when they eventually catch the guy, he fits their profile perfectly, even down to the pimple. FBI agents seem to get away with profiling because it is deemed to be for the national good, but don’t let the PC Police or liberals catch anyone else doing it. Even security personnel at airports have had to vehemently deny that they profile the passengers to determine who may be of interest. Airline passengers of ‘middle eastern appearance’ are questioned or searched. For different reasons, the guy with long hair and ratty jeans who looks like he only recently found his way out of Woodstock is also searched. While the passenger screams

discrimination, the security people swear blind that, “Oh, no sir. Profiling is illegal. However, you were randomly selected for this body cavity search.” Hold the phone! We know they are lying; they know we know they are lying; but there is no concrete proof to the contrary so they get away with it. And so they should. They don’t have the money or personnel to search everyone getting on or off a plane and imagine how many more hours it would add to a journey if every passenger needed to be searched. So the security staff, rightly or wrongly, profile passengers and results indicate they are very good at it. What is the point in searching an 80year-old Catholic nun for a hidden weapon or explosive device? How many old nuns have ever been charged with, or accused of, terrorism offences? People of ‘middle eastern appearance’ believe they are being singled out for extra security measures. Why? Firstly, without giving you any actual figures, how many terrorist acts do you think are carried out in the world today by extremists of ‘middle

eastern appearance’? What percentage of total terrorist acts committed do these make up? Secondly, consider subconscious profiling. The Word Association Test is a psycho-analytic test usually consisting of about a hundred stimulus words that are read out singly to a subject who is told to answer as quickly as possible with the first word that comes to mind. The reaction time, verbal response, and test behavior are recorded and then analysed. In Western, English speaking democracies, I would like to see the results of a Word Association Test, given to say a thousand randomly selected people, which included the stimulus word ‘Moslem’. I would bet money that the most common response word is ‘terrorist’. If I am correct, it means that every one of the respondents who answered ‘terrorist’ is subconsciously profiling. We used to call it ‘generalising’ or ‘stereotyping’ and it makes up a large part of how humans react with each other. Jokes are mostly about stereotyping; that is what makes them funny. The moment someone says they will tell you a blonde joke,

Judges for the 2009 Thailand Property Awards are announced Judging is underway. Short-listed developments undergo site inspection

Following the largest number of nominations ever this year, the entry deadline has now passed and the judging for the 2009 Thailand Property Awards has begun. A team of independent judges have been appointed and for the first time, the panel are to be announced publicly. “We the organisers have always kept out of the judging process to ensure fairness and transparency. And in the previous three years we have had good reason to keep the names of the judges anonymous. In fact, previously the judges never met and never actually knew who their fellow judges were. This year, following feedback, we have decided to announce who the judges are,” commented Duncan Worthington, Managing Director of Ensign Media and organisers of the Thailand Property Awards. The judges are chosen for their experience, covering a variety of disciplines and nationalities, and each is required to act in a fair and ethical manner and according to the awards’ rules. If there is a conflict of interest on any award, the relevant judge will withdraw from discussions on that award. The panel of judges for the 2009 Thailand Property Awards, include: Kittisak Aguru (Principal Architect – Robert G. Boughey and Associates Co., Ltd.), Gary Biesty (Managing Partner of Mayer Brown JSM’s offices in South Asia), Ian Hamilton (General Manager – Business Development TICON Industrial Connection PLC), Fergal G Harris (Head Of Commercial Real Estate for South East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank), Simon Landy (International Valuation Standards Board), Kris Limcharoen (Chief Executive Officer, Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville), Leong Choong Peng (Managing Director, Davis Langdon & Seah Thailand, International Partner, Davis Langdon & Seah International), Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai (President, Agency for Real Estate Affairs), Charin Satchayan (Partner, LS Horizon Limited), and Associate Professor Dr. Sonthya Vanichvatana (Chairperson of the Department of Real Estate, Martin de

your mind generalises that all blonde females are dim witted or stupid. A Scottish joke or Jewish joke similarly relies upon the impression that Scots and Jews are miserly with their money. A mother-in-law joke is dependant upon the image that all mother-in-laws are snarling old battleaxes. Of course, not all blondes are stupid, not all Scots or Jews are miserly, not all mother-in-laws are bad, not all Moslems are terrorists and not all badly-dressed Hippies are drug couriers, but such is the way of human beings that we cannot help putting others into neat pigeonholes. It affords us a convenient way of making some sense out of a complex world. Every time you apply for a loan from a financial institution, every time you apply for health insurance and every time you apply for a job, you will be profiled. Fit within their pre-determined profile and you will be accepted; don’t fit and you’re out. Time is money and, in spite of its non-PC standing, profiling is done for economic expedience. Here in Pattaya, we also

Pattaya Today 17 profile. How many times have you heard a guy say something to the effect, “I don’t want a bar girl as a girlfriend.” Because of one or several bad experiences, he has formed the general opinion that all bar girls are ‘bad’. The Thais do the same to us. Some have the impression all farang are good while others say farang are no good. Have you heard a Thai make the comment, “all farang are rich”? As we know, not one of those ‘profiles’ is true. It may be true for a proportion, even a significant proportion, of the target group, but there are many who don’t fit that general perception. My point is that, like it or hate it, profiling has been going on for a long time and is here to stay. Brown-nosing politicians can pay lip service to the anti-discrimination, human rights, ‘can’t we all just get along’ lobby and even legislate against it, but it won’t change human nature. Hypothetically, let’s return to airport security and assume they devise a completely non-discriminatory way to randomly search passengers. Let’s say you are one of the security officers and you take your job very seriously. Your strict orders are that every fiftieth person passing by is to be investigated. You count off the passengers and the fiftieth person happens to be my 80-year-old Catholic nun. You then notice that the fifty-first person is a male of ‘middle eastern appearance’. In all honesty, what would you do?

Deluxe Property Vietnam magazine, i-Marketing, Luxury Properties magazine, Phuket Post newspaper , Prestige Thailand magazine, Property Report magazine, REIDIN. com, Thaizeit magazine, and The Wall Street Journal Asia. Supporting Associations include RICS Thailand, Lighthouse Club Bangkok, and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand. The judging is supervised by BBO Richfield Advisory Limited. For more details on the 2009 Thailand Property Awards, visit www.thailandpropertyawards.com.

2008 Thailand Property Awards winners

Tours School of Management Assumption University). The panel of judges will meet to discuss this years entries and together will short-list up to five in each category. For the condo and villa awards, the short-listed developments will then be contacted and visited by a separate team of local judges. For example, a team of local judges in Hua Hin will visit the Hua Hin developments, and a local team in Samui will visit the Samui developments, etc. It is the local teams that will then decide on the winner for each of the relevant condo and villa development awards. The remaining awards will be decided upon by the central panel of judges who together will select a winner from the short-lists previously made. The entries are very competitive again this year, and I don’t envy the panel of judges their task. Analysing and discussing each entry takes time and I wish the judges the best of luck in their deliberations,” added Worthington. BDO Richfield Advisory Limited have been contracted to oversee the entire judging process to ensure all is fair and transparent. A BDO representative will be present during all panel discussions. Sponsors of the 2009 Thailand Property Awards include: Gaggenau, Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville, ENLIGHTENEDTM - Swarovski Elements, Studio Gypser,


18 Pattaya Today

LEGAL corner today

Amicable Divorce

Vol. 9 No. 03  16 - 31 October 2009

To “love” or “to be in love” that is the question

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

In the beautiful Italian city of Verona, you may hear the story of passionate young love. Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers, who meet, fell in love, and promise to be true to each other for ever. It is a simple love story with the saddest of all possible endings. In Pattaya, many baby boomers are in love with a Thai lady who can fulfill their dream. At this age, their charms are the wealth which attracts many bimbos who are hungry for easy money. However, some men may find a real life lady to build up a family. The crossed star lovers will not need any dialogue; simply looking into each others eyes and understand

everything. Once they have conjugal life, their dialogue for the conjugal dispute in children, the real life scenario may become monotonous Pattaya. will begin. Most of them and the eye contact all but In Thailand, the divorce can will tie the knot around their disappears. Henry VIII was be mutually agreed and neck and become serious. one man who suffered from registered without any judicial The serious matters are the his spouse, who was more and religious intervention. The amicable divorce means educational and cultural policy of their children, that both you and your spouse will have to mutually agree which are the main issues requiring sophisticated and give consent with the linguistic levels. authorities, who will simply Under private international ask for signatures from both law, the marriage can be of you. legally recognised in other Henry VIII could not countries if that marriage find this amicable solution. has been fully complied His petition to Vatican was with the local law. In always tied up with red tape Thailand, the marriage must and kept on the shelf for many years. be registered with the District If your marriage is not Administrative Office or registered or recognised Amphur. Marriage outside Thailand can be recognised under Thai laws, you cannot under the laws of apply for the amicable Thailand, if this marriage divorce, instead you will is legally recorded in the have to go back to your Family Status Records of “Henry VIII, fed up with the divorce country to work with the the District Administrative process in England, took matters into adversarial English lawyer his own hands” Office. For example, Henry who will not understand the and Malee met each other addicted by the power than difference between “to love” in the Tower of London, his love. However, Henry and “to be in love” but his hey fell in love and decide XIII showed mercy to his billable hours. An easy way to register their marriage stubborn wife, by giving her to do this is for you and your in London, they can come a sharp knife, imported from spouse have your marriage to Thailand to record their France, rather than an English recognised by the District marriage under the laws of blunt axe. Administrative Office and Thailand. Consequently, their In your case, you will not immediately register your marriage will be legally valid be advised to behead your divorce. in both legal jurisdictions, the spouse. We will talk about If you have property to UK and Thailand. the amicable solution which share, it should not be the After many years of their should be contemporary delicate issue which can be

Education

MCCI has had a wonderful start to the academic year. Combining the Foundation Stage and Montessori curriculum is proving to be a major step forward in children’s interests and thinking. Children in a social context – interacting and making friends We started off the Academic Year looking at children in their social cultural context – Understanding self and others. From a very early age children demonstrate an interest in their social world. Here at MCCI we provide a framework to reflect children’s own ideas. Our topic ‘Discovering Me!’ enables children to be inquisitive and learn about themselves. Within the context of the family grouping, the children were able to make connections between school and home life, who we are, where we live. Thereby discovering their senses through a variety of media and creativity. MCCI’s objectives being to support the children to enhance a positive sense of self-awareness and acceptance

of their unique strengths and interests. A sense of being ‘special’. As the children move through their education, MCCI has caring, knowledgeable adults who nurture young minds by engaging all in relevant experiences. In preschool the children will move forward on their journey by exploring the world around them. By encountering new ideas,

making new friends and continuing to develop active, inquisitive minds. Art and creativity play an important role in children’s learning. Children are supported in all areas to expand their knowledge and skills in language, reading, writing, maths, and practical life experiences within a context that is meaningful to each of them.

Children in a social context – interacting and making friends

Tasting won the day!

solved by your Thai lawyer. The more important problem is the children, which will involve you in a battle about the custodian rights and alimony. The weak point of foreign spouses involved in the divorce process is that they are agnostic of law and justice in Thailand. They will never believe that the door of justice will open for them. Therefore, they shall never knock at the door. The words of wisdom that “love is not negotiable but property is” can always remind you that you will have to separate the issue of dispute. Your property rights can always be protected by a good independent lawyer, who may serve you as his only master. But the custodian rights of your beloved children cannot be easily negotiated, the children will be in the middle of the conflict. This is the reason why you should show your unfortunate children that you can still love each other even though you are not in love with each other anymore. To prepare yourself for the amicable divorce, you will have to understand the whole scenario. You may talk to a Thai lawyer about the laws and understand your rights.

The adversarial divorce can also be studied to compare the situation. You may find a lawyer who really understands Thai and your native language for both technical and sentimental aspects. The mentality and sensibility of a couple from a different cultural background may vary from the situation between “to be in love” and “hostility”. If you can replace the word “hostility” by “love”, it will be for the sake of your unfortunate children. You should try to admire her maternity, which is the grass root of our society. Talking about working together for the future of your children is the important agenda. A bilingual Divorce Agreement can be drafted by a Thai lawyer to express your mutual consensus This Divorce Agreement can be attached with your petition for divorce without any red tape. The registrar will check only if any conditions in the DivorceAgreement are in violation of the Thai law. Ask yourself if your can still love her even though her lips are no longer warm. We are quite sure you will be in the better situation than Henry VIII. To write this article, we are thankful to the library of GIS and David Moroney who not only teach our daughter but also provides us with the literal materials which enlighten us with the full understanding of love.

Cooking experience – discovering our senses.


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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 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.pattayabackgammon league.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 drewnoyes@gmail.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. pattaya-archery-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 until late. Reservations are highly recom mended and can be made at: Indian By Nature 038 36 46 56 (after 4 pm); Av 081 8629452; Rajni 089 2053020 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. Monthly Wine Dinner at Restaurant Poseidon in Jomtien Complex Our next monthly wine dinner will be held on Thursday, October 22 at 7.30p.m, Chef Pascal creates succulent 4-course menu and to accompany this we will also select 4 different wines! The cost for this dinner will be only 1,500 Baht net. For further details and bookings call Hugh on 081-577-8727 or 038-303-300 Please note that booking dead line is October 20, 2009. A haunting good time at Benihana To celebrate Halloween on 31st October, Benihana is poised to throw a frighteningly good time, with a special set menu cooked by our expert Teppanyaki chefs who have transformed into Halloween disciples to put on their most dramatic show yet! Start your Halloween dining experience with a hearty pumpkin soup, followed by delectable shrimp appetizers. Move onto a special Benihana salad, beautifully fresh hibachi vegetables and a main course of scallops and lamb chops. Leave room for a dessert of mousse, and enjoy a complimentary Japanese green tea. For more information and reservations please contact 038 412 120. Casa Pascal offers new Sunday Brunch Menu from 1st November Delight with an extensive buffet that offers Cold Appetizers including smoked Salmon, Rock

Lobsters,Prawns,Crabs, great international Salad Bar and Thai Salads, an abundance of Appetisers, Italian Antipasto Cold Cuts, Terrines, Beef Tatar, Live Pasta and Flamed Beef & Pork Tenderloin Station, Soups and lots of other Asian and European Main Dishes, and of course, the Sunday’s Breakfast Items. B.B.Q Grill with Lamb Chops, Ribs, Sausages, Chicken etc. Great Desserts such as Chocolate Mousse, Creams, Tarts, Parfaits and a Fruit Pancake Station will boost your appetite. Includes a Glass of House Champagne. Adults 899 baht net, Children (under 12) 599 baht net. For your reservation : (038) 723-660 or (081) 983-4182 (Kim) The Pattaya International Ladies Club coffee morning will be held on Tuesday 20th October from 10.30am at Varuna Yacht Club. Members, guests and ladies of all nationalities are welcome. Reservation is necessary by 2.00 pm Saturday 17th October. Please contact Alvi Sinthuvanik on alvi_sinthuvanik@ hotmail.com or Connie Kwok on constance0123@yahoo.com, mobile number 087 784 9151. Pattaya’s first themed beach resort hotel opens 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.

One night in Prague s.e.a restaurant at the awardwining, dusitD2 baraquda pattaya in cooperation with The Embassy of Czech Republic and Dusit Thani, Bangkok will present the exclusive wine dinner called ‘One Night in Prague’ under the theme of ‘food, fashion & fun’ on Saturday, 24 October 2009. An award-winning guest chef ‘Salansky’ will delight your evening with a sumptuous 5-course menu complimented by Czech beer, wine, and absinthe. Be entertained with a delightful jewelry fashion show featuring Jablonex, live music, a fabulous bohemian glass display and a photo expo for maximum pleasure! For further information or reservations, please contact 038 769 999 or e-mail d2pa@dusit.com. Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival 31 October 2009 at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa, Pattaya Tel. (0) 3842 8678, ext. 81. The first Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival will be held from 2-10 pm on Saturday, 31 October at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa’s Pine Grove Room. Featuring top international musicians like Leon Koudelak, Yasuaki Hiura, Woratep Rattanaumpawan, Nalin Komentrakarn, Ekachai Jearakul and students of the Thailand Guitar Society. Visit www.thailandguitarsociety.com for more information. Admission is Bht 400 for adults and Bht 200 for students (inclusive coffee break). Special accommodation package (inclusive breakfast and festival ticket): Bht 2,800 (single) or Bht 3,000 (twin) per night. To book, please call (0) 3842 8678, ext. 81. Iinformation www.thailandguitarsociety.com.


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Fabulous Comeback for Miss International Queen 2009 Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Co., Ltd. – host and organizer of the 5th world-class and most spectacular transvestite beauty pageant contest: Miss International Queen 2009, despite a year absence, kicked-off its press conference fabulously at the heart of Bangkok, Central World, amidst interest and excitement of fans from all ages and walks of life. “It’s our comeback, after a year, leaving Tiffany’s loyal fans and contestants around the world waiting in anticipation. We have learned that title ‘Miss International Queen’ has approached stardom in its own right. Longed-for by all transvestites who choose to walk down the path of living a woman’s life, we have received many letters, emails even calls asking of the contest. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you out there and our supporters who fuel this contest and make it fly,” shared Alisa Phanthusak, Assistant Managing Director, Tiffany’s Show Pattaya, Asia Pacific’s top 3 ranking cabaret show.

Staging its 5th anniversary, Miss International Queen this year is set to spotlight Thai (contemporary) cultures themed ‘Contest with Thai Smiles,’ featuring the smooth as silk Thai mannerism, famous hospitality and representation of Thai talents through fashion and much more. Part of the fun of this beauty pageant contest is a chance to visit Pattaya city’s tourist attraction and participate in activities meant to raise awareness of sharing self-esteem and friendship among contestants from different backgrounds and cultures. Checking in on Monday, 26th October, the activity camp start with orientation

on the same day, followed by paying courtesy visits to various venues, promoting attraction everywhere they go, namely Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! Museum, Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital, World Gems Collection, The Balcony Restaurant and many more. On a sunny Thursday of 29th October, the girls will be strutting their stuff on Ko Larn island, one of Pattaya’s famous diving sites, in Phuket Mermaids’ swimwear. On the night of Wednesday, 28th October, the 25 beauties contesting from 15 countries will each represent their own culture

for the talent contest: ‘The Angel Talent Contest’ hosted by Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Each year, this beauty pageant contest welcomes contestants from new countries, this year, there are 25 contestants from Spain, USA, UK, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Nepal, one of which is new to the pageant such as China, shared by Alisa, “The committee is very happy to welcome the new faces and who are sure to bring surprises and new cultural experiences to the contest.” She added, “The contestants

are very talented and creative. They never fail to bring vivaciousness and liveliness to the audiences.” This year, Thailand’s representatives will be two beauties with proof of beauty as Miss Tiffany‘s Universe 2008 and 2009 who are Nhong-Gungsadal and JazzNadtee respectively. Their outstanding presentation is unique to each of them with Nhong as Thai ladylook while Jazz has model features. Both of them will enter the pageant contest representing Thailand. TAT’s deputy governor, Ms. Chuthaporn Roengronasa, gave her warm supporting speech at the

press conference, “With 6th anniversary on its way, the Miss International Queen proves to be a strong brand of its kind thus has brought interest and spotlight to Thailand. The theme of this year, Contest with Thai Smiles, is a message we are ready to welcome visitors to taste our Thai smiles. TAT is proud to be a sponsor and would like to extend our welcome to all contestants to have the best time during their stay.” The contest is aired live on TrueVision 19 (True Inside) on the night of Saturday, 31st October 2009 from 9.30 onwards to the viewers throughout Thailand.

Presents required for Children Pattaya retailer, Paul Markham, of Energy House, 3rd Road, has generously donated gifts worth 50,000 baht to Father Ray Foundation. Pictured are some beautiful toys which made up part of the diverse selection of goods. “These new toys will make welcome Christmas Gifts for some of the children in our care and we are most grateful to Khun Paul” Lyndy Moore Eggleton, (pictured with Paul Markham) PR for Fr Ray Foundation told us. “It was like entering Aladdin’s Cave at “Nice Things”. Grimsby born Paul, has been a resident and businessman of Pattaya for the past 24 years. His

one of their 850 children and disabled young adults and Lyndy asks readers, “Please help us to make this Christmas extra special for our children, many of whom we have rescued from abuse, abandonment, isolation and from the streets. (Pics: Lek and Chai). It’s easy

son, Daryl, is currently enjoying success in the UK on TV ‘X’ FACTOR. We wish you good luck, with that! Father Ray Foundation, whose Vision Statement is “We never turn a needy child away” provides Xmas presents of new toys and gifts to every

for you to help and we welcome you to come with cash to Fr. Ray Center, 440 Moo 9 km 145 Sukumvit Road Nongprue.” Other methods of donation are by bank transfer (access at ATM machines) to Bangkok Bank, Banglamung Cholburi Branch. Fr. Ray Foundation, Current A/c No: 342-3-041254:by cheque/ post to Fr. Ray Foundation, PO box 15, Pattaya City, Cholburi 20260. On line CC payments www. Fr-Ray.org Tel: 038 716 628 and Email for further info pr@fr-ray.org.


Private Posts

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

Dear Kris & Noi, I read with interest the excellent question by Pattaya Pete related to dining out in Thailand (why does the staff appear to want customers to order immediately upon receiving a menu?) I also appreciate the insight you provided in your response. I have a dining out question as well: when a party of two or more people orders food at the same time, they (we) expect our food to be served to each person at the same time so that we might enjoy eating together rather than sitting and watching our companions eating (or being watched while eating). We go out to eat together and order together but often the

other person or people are served first. Five or ten minutes later, another person is served. If the first person waits for his companion(s) to be served, the first serving is no longer hot (not that food here is served as hot as it should be). If he begins eating before the others are served, he will be finished by the time their courses arrive. On occasions I’ve experienced four or five people all being served at lengthy intervals! Inasmuch as you are the resident experts on the traditions and customs of Thailand, I am sure you can help explain this oddity...or lack of consideration. Procol Harum

Thanks for the com pliment, you smoothy! There shouldn’t be com plaints over short delays, especially when dealing with a group, but when one order becomes cold before the other people are served, that spoils

the whole atmosphere of people dining out together. Incidentally, we’ve noticed that Thais tend to eat without waiting, whereas expats often wait—perhaps they cannot appreciate their food when other hungry eyes are glaring at them, whereas Thais consider that, if it’s there, eat it! No doubt staffs are more familiar with serving Thais who often order food to be shared, so as each dish arrives it is consumed by all and sundry; also there aren’t any concerns about the order in which the food is eaten, unlike western ways. A properly-run kitchen would ensure that, even for a large group, the whole table is served within a very short time span, whereas it’s often “Take that one out Lek and I’ll start on the others”. Therefore it appears, to us anyway, that once again poor service is due to lack of proper training, the bane of the hospitality industry in Thailand.

Dear Kris & Noi, I was doing my usual trawl around Pattaya and for some strange reason found myself in Walking Street (it must have been a sudden rush of blood to the brain). I noticed some “European Girls Only” bars which boasted Eastern Block girls trying to do the “Thai Bar Girl” thing. Does anybody actually barfine these bleach white, large, and usually nonbeauties, or are they just there to remind us how smart we were when we got the hell out of our respective European countries? Roaming Tyke

Although most punters here will agree with you in preferring the local talent, there are others who will go doolally for the white-skinned girls. Large white, small brown, blonde or black hair, we all have different ideas on what attracts us. By some reports, their company isn’t cheap, but

they wouldn’t be featured on Walking Street if they weren’t drawing customers. You stick with your local beauties, and let other mongers make their own choices; for sure, all tastes are catered for in Fun City. Dear Kris & Noi, If The Olympics were to have an Eating Com petition, Thailand would win gold every four years! Just can’t fathom out why the Thais as a race are so slim. I have never known a race of people devote themselves to the joys of eating with such passion and enthusiasm, whenever they feel like it, day and night. I’ve even been with girls who bought a snack while we were on the way to a restaurant! Why on earth are they not “lardy”? As I am packing a few extra pounds myself, perhaps I should increase my chilli intake or double up on the sticky rice portions to drop a few pounds? Big-Belly Thais certainly do enjoy

tucking in at any time and a foodstall is never far away, wherever you are. But they tend to eat little and often, albeit very often, whereas expats prefer hearty, stomach stretching meals, sometimes three times per day. And som tam is eaten more frequently as a snack than burger and chips. Maybe their general body makeup also has something to do with it and they can burn off food better than the generally overweight expats you see around here. And, although using sugar in cooking, eating fried bananas and sweetening milk drinks, note also that Thais eat plenty of vegetables, rather than basing a meal on how much meat or seafood to consume, expat-style. However, the times they are a-changin’ as more Thais increase their earnings and they are drawn to western fast food and high calorie local dishes. Take a look at the new generation and you will see a lot of chubbies, even fatties. You should go easy on the sticky rice, eat lots of veg and cut down on meat—and how about some exercise?


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More from the complaint department

by Alan S. Brown

Recently, I was in Bangkok for a few days attending the Bangkok Film Festival. Although I spent most of my time shuttling between my hotel and the film venues, Siam Paragon and Central World, I did have the opportunity to make some observations regarding the Big Mango experience. Unlike Fun City (Pattaya), the main thoroughfares seemed mostly rut and pothole free. Only in rare instances did one observe a motorcycle or automobile stuck at the bottom of a three meter deep abyss (think Tappaya Road). On the other hand, it takes so long for red lights to turn to green, that, at one such traffic stop, I was able to get out of my taxi, see a movie and come back to the same spot where my taxi was still waiting for me. On another occasion, I was able to read an entire copy of Tolstoy’s War and Peace¸ while waiting for a light to change. Speaking of the Bangkok Film Festival; although it was quite enjoyable, with

Recently, through some extremely devious machinations, I managed to score an interview with the notorious Sheikh Yabooty, the head of the much-feared religious terrorist network Al-Wakko.

many worthy entries, why they decided to present it at two venues is beyond me. It was sometimes necessary to schlep from Central to Paragon and back in order to see selected films. You can walk on the “skywalk” which connects the two malls. However, it’s still quite a hike, especially when you only have a few minutes to make your screening; and, of course, you arrive breathless and sweaty. My suggestion to the powers that be is to schedule the whole festival at one venue. Taxi-meters are a con venient and inexpensive way to negotiate Bangkok. Often, the fare is the same or only a bit more than the sky train or MRT. Many of the drivers are friendly and efficient and get you to your destination safely and quickly. However, a good minority of them are real a—holes. These miscreants make no attempt to try to understand you and just want you to get out of their taxi, if your desired destination doesn’t suit their needs. I know that this is Thailand and the

drivers may have a little trouble understanding your attempts to pronounce your desired destination. However, is Central World really so hard to understand, even if said

Another driver assured me he knew how to get to my hotel near Rama IV. When the meter was double what the fare should have been, and I was passing landmarks that

with an American (OK, Brooklyn) accent? Does Central World really sound like Central Chitlom? This mishap almost caused me to miss a fine, Norwegian film about Nazi zombies. (“Dead Snow” wasn’t bad, by the way; quite amusing.) Luckily for me, I only missed thirty minutes of commercials and previews for Thai ghost films featuring overweight ladyboys.

This is the mother group behind Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, Hamas, and all other terrorist groups devoted to religious extremism. To get this interview, I had to agree to be blindfolded and taken, by men whose faces I never saw, on an airline whose name I never knew, to a country whose name I was never told, deep into rugged mountains riding a camel I never saw but sure could smell. Once the blindfold was removed, the interview went like this:

merciful and compassionate God? A. This is an old question asked by heathens and infidels. Q. It may be old, but you haven’t answered it. A. Everything we do is intended to thwart the evil design of the Great Satan and the Medium Satans and the Small Satans and the itty-bitty little baby Satans. These Satans wage war against our God and His Cause. Therefore we take up arms against them. Q. Is your God omnipotent? A. Of course. To question his omnipotence is to blaspheme and deny him. Q. Then if he’s not happy with the way the world is going, he can change it any time he likes. Why does he need you to fight his battles for him? By assuming that you know his will, by presuming to act as his surrogates, you commit the sin of hubris and usurp his prerogatives. A. This infidel so-called logic is the snare of Satan. God has made this world a testing-ground, to test our mettle and prove our faith. Q. If God made you, why does he need to test you?

I knew were in the opposite direction, I told the driver that this wasn’t the way to my hotel. He said, indignantly, “There’s more than one way to get to Rama IV.” “Yes,” I replied, “the right way and the wrong way.” After finally completing an unscheduled two hour, two hundred baht tour of Greater Bangkok, I was deposited at my destination.

Staying with trans portation, the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok is cheap and reasonably comfor table; but, I can’t understand why all Thai intercity buses put the seat number on the back of your assigned seat. So, if your ticket says that you are sitting in Seat # 17, for example, you have to pass the seats in order to see the numbers. (At night, you better have a flashlight.) When you finally locate yours, you then have to push your way back against the hordes to plop yourself down. Invariably, there’s someone, who got confused about the numbers, sitting in your seat, who you have to extricate. Why not put the assigned number on the back of the seat in front; or as airplanes do, on the upper storage compartment? I love the sky train. It’s sleek, modern and clean. They have a strange system for selling tickets, though. You purchase the ticket from a machine. Fare is based on your destination. Many of the machines

only accept coins. So, if you’re out of coins, you go to the booth, tell the clerk your destination, hand him a banknote, collect you change and go back to the machine. Why not just sell the card at the change booth and save the extra step of going back to the machine? The Festival, itself, was quite enjoyable. Scores of films, mostly from Europe and SE Asia, were featured. Most of them will probably not be coming to the local cinemas here in Fun City; so, I won’t bore you with summaries. However, if you want to experience cinema that you won’t usually get to see and don’t mind English or Thai subtitles, you should definitely check out the Bangkok Film Festival next year. After several days in the Big Mango, it was great to be back in Pattaya, where everything runs smoothly and with great efficiency. After I pulled my motorcycle and self out of “Lake Hanuman,” near the statue of a similar name, I hobbled back to my home in Jomtien.

Doesn’t he have confidence in his own creative powers? Surely he knows what you are capable of. A. We did not bring you here to argue theology, wretched infidel worm. My lieutenants, Abu Felafel and Abdul Kabab, are skilled in dialectic and can easily refute your infantile bleatings. Ask me about something more sophisticated, something more lofty and transcendent. Q. Okay. Tell me about the 72 virgins. I understand your suicide bombers are supposed to get 72 virgins when they go to heaven. A. Ah. This is a sublime topic that is dear to the heart of every aspiring martyr. Q. Why 72? Is there anything significant about the number? A. This gives them one virgin per day for nine weeks, with one extra virgin added at the end of each week as a bonus. Q. What happens after they’ve run through all 72? Do they have to spend the rest of eternity with 72 usedup virgins, or do they get a fresh batch? A. You are remarkably ignorant of the refined and subtle nuances of our

sublime philosophy. These virgins have self-renewing hymens. No sooner are they de-virginated than they revirginate. They’re perpetual virgins, you see. But I’m glad you’re taking an interest in the more profound aspects of our religion. Perhaps we can convert you. Q. Don’t count on it. I hope these virgins aren’t all ugly, shriveled up, and 95 years old. A. No, they are all young and obscenely beautiful. Every one of them exceeds in voluptuous pulchritude sex goddesses like Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Pamela Anderson when they were in their prime. Q. Has anybody ever asked the virgins what they think of all this? A. I’ll tell you a secret, infidel, if you promise not to squeal. These virgins are not human. They are animated blow-up dolls. Most of our martyrs are naïve, sexstarved young bucks who have spent their whole lives in the desert. They’ve never touched a woman. They can’t tell the difference. Q. Do you have any plans regarding Thailand? A. Certainly. The Siamese Satan is one of

the itty-bitty Satans, but we have great hopes for it. While the corrupt and slimy shopkeepers who rule it are squabbling over money and power in the north, we shall cut the south to bits until it falls into our holy hands. It will form the northern nucleus of our Southeast Asian caliphate. But your time is up, infidel. Time for a decision. Has my sacred discourse enthralled you? Have you now seen the error of your misguided ways? Has the light dawned? Have you seen the truth? Do you want to convert to our religion? Q. No. I can’t accept a religion that loves killing. It’s too much of a contradiction in terms. A. Okay. Ordinarily I would have you beheaded, but I’m bored with beheadings. Have fun finding your way home. Watch out for sunstroke and dehydration, because it’s a big desert out there, and try to avoid the bandits, wolves, mountain lions, and scorpions.

An Interview with Sheikh Yabooty

Q. Sheikh Yabooty, your outfit professes to be religious, yet you commit atrocities against innocent people. You’ve flown airliners into skyscrapers, killing thousands; you’ve brutally sawed off the heads of hostages while they screamed and drowned in their own blood; you’ve murdered hundreds of innocent people, including women and children, by setting off bombs in hotels and crowded marketplaces. How do you reconcile these cruel deeds with a religion that professes belief in a

S. Tsow can be flamed at s.tsow@ymail.com if he ever finds his way home.


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Nichada at Eastern Seaboard Exclusive Luxury Lifestyle The exclusive “Nichada At Eastern Seaboard” village estate of 35 luxury rented single houses on 149-310 sq.wah, with private or common pool and a comprehensive club house, is an ideal haven for anyone, but especially for those who work on the industrial estates of the Eastern Seaboard. Situated in Laem Chabang, Chonburi, with instant access to the Chonburi bypass, it is 20 minutes from Pattaya and 30 from Bangkok. With two top-class golf courses, Laem Chabang and Burapha, nearby, and two top-class international schools, ISR and ISE, in the vicinity, in rural tropical surroundings, who could ask for a better location? This Nichada Thani Group community of luxury homes in Laem Chabang boasts an extensive array of facilities to complement the secure, private, top-class neighbourhood. On-hand amenities include nearby schools, hospitals and shopping, with efficient everyday elite services, plus a club house housing gymnasium, restaurant, swimming pool, aerobic studio, tennis courts and function room as well as an on-site international supermarket and salon offering an excellent choice of Western-Thai food and services.

What’s On Offer? • Club house with swimming pool & tennis courts. • 35 single houses of between 149-310 Sq.wah. • 20, 2 storey single houses offering 370 sq.m. of living space. • 15, 2 storey single houses with private pools and 450 sq.m. of living space. • Family room and dining room, American kitchen • Solar cell powered heaters for the American kitchen and all bathrooms • WiFi and phone jacks throughout • Initial landscaping & ongoing inclusive maintenance provided. • 24-hour in-house security; ongoing inclusive pool maintenance with auxiliary services. The auxiliary services include the following: access pass and sticker application, air-conditioning maintenance, pest control contracts, pool maintenance service, gardening services, housekeeping and maid service, and security guard hire. The “Nichada At Eastern resident families of this thriving, vibrant closeSeaboard Community Pattaya Today had the knit community. Out of a pleasure of interviewing cosmopolitan nationality a selection of the mix of American, Brazilian,

Canadian, Danish, Filipino, Japanese and Polish, there has been forged a tangible sense of community between families whose husbands work for such companies as Becker Chroma, Ford, and GM and whose kids go to ISR or ISE, the two nearby international schools. The nearby Burapha village community with a large expat percentage is also on the community network. All the houses in the wide tree-lined roads we saw were tall and spacious, 3 or 4 bedrooms, some with private swimming pools, and each one set in lavish tropical gardens. You can opt for fully-furnished or part, with some company ex-pat comfort facility transporting the other part from back home to make your Thai house a home-from-home. It was refreshing to hear all the residents we spoke to spontaneously praise the excellent services provided by Nichada Thani Group; nothing was too much trouble. With 11 families and 17 children so far, shared experiences are inevitable

between schoolmates and families of close neighbours, binding them into a unity of facilitation, interco-operation and amity. It’s a distinct case of a union of ‘strangers in a strange land’, where shared shopping and entertainment trips are the norm; even venturing into the exotic hinterland together. Both Pattaya and Bangkok being almost equally accessible has meant variation of routine and a more adventurous spirit. Much pleasure was also to be had from the adjacent golf courses, Laem Chabang, the Jack Nicklaus designed championship course which is reckoned to be one of Thailand’s finest, featuring 27-hole Mountain, Lake and Creek nines. Also close at hand is Burapha Golf Club, which apparently, has been specially designed and created to evoke the elegance and traditions of the great clubs in America. Counted among its many world-class facilities are two 18-Hole championship golf courses (Links Styled), and the full service country club. The two 18-Hole

championship golf courses were planned by Gary Panks and David Graham. What was particularly appreciated here was the

while each family home is significantly different, they are all definitely ‘at home’. The relatively wide selection of villa options,

Laem Chabang night golf under floodlights and the inexpensivenesss of the caddies. The Club house facilities were also praised and no one failed to extol the brilliant expat-friendly selection of foods available at the local Villa supermarket, whose proximity is deeply appreciated. As well as the strong sense of community, there is a tangible feeling of homeliness. Each residence has been transformed into an actual home, no matter for what length of time, and

with more services for the asking, also ensures diverse attractive accommodation choices. All the residents we interviewed enthused about living on the estate and about the excellent management and other services provided by Nichada. NICHADA SALES OFFICE : 39/777 SOI NICHADA THANI, PAKKRET, NONTHABURI 11120 Tel. 0-296O-4329-31, 0-296O4348, Emai : rental@ nichada.com, Website : www.nichada.com


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Violent crime in Britain BRITAIN now has a higher violent crime rate than America, or any nation in the European Union, official figures revealed. The UK suffers more than 1.15 million killings, knife attacks, shooting and other assaults every year, an international survey released in Brussels revealed. That means Britons are nearly four times more likely to be victims of violent attacks than people in France or Denmark and seven times more likely to be assaulted than Spaniards or Germans. The risk of attack in Britain is even worse than in East European ex communist countries. The scourge of violence sweeping Britain was disclosed in the European Commission figures. They showed than 1,158,057 violent crimes were recorded in Britain in 2007. That compared to 324,765 attacks in France which has a similar population. The European Commission analysis calculated that Britain suffered a violent crime rate of 2,034 attacks and threatened assaults for every 100,000 citizen in 2007. In comparison France had 564 attacks for every 100,000 citizens, Germany had 262, Spain 265 Italy 235 and Poland 161. Closest to Britain in the crime league were Austria and Sweden with 1,677 and 1,123 attacks per 100,000 citizens respectively. In the US about 1.4 million violent crimes were recorded in 2007. But the US violent crimes rate was 466 attacks per 100,000 citizens. Value of Britain The total value of Britain has fallen for the first time since 1992, the Office for National Statistics revealed last month. The UK’s total worth, which includes buildings, infrastructure and financial assets, fell to £6.95 trillion in 2008 down £1,777 billion, or two percent from 2007. Housing was Britain’s biggest asset, worth £3.92 trillion, however, the fall in property prices led to a nine per cent drop from the previous year. Smoking death toll to hit six million SMOKING will kill six million people next year, rising to seven million by 2020 if current trends hold, according to a report from the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Over the past 40 years, smoking

A preacher who liked to play golf every Wednesday at a modest public golf course was standing on the elevated tee at the sixth hole of that course. He took a few practice swings, and looked across the river to the immaculate private country club nearby. “Just once I’d like to play at that gorgeous course,” the preacher said to his foursome. Another player spoke up: “My company has a reserved tee time at that club for us every Sunday morning, and it’s all paid

for, too. But all of a sudden yesterday the boss says we have to travel out of town for a week. It’s a shame to let that tee time go to waste. I could give you a guest pass and you could have it all to yourself. Would do you say?” Of course this was a dream come true for the preacher, but it put him in a terrible predicament. If he accepted the gift, he would have to miss Sunday worship. He thought to himself, “I haven’t missed a Sunday service in 17 years of preaching. A sin

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has declined in rich countries while rising in much of the developing world NOW Londoner’s are slipping back into unhealthy lifestyles in the recession, opting for ‘wealth over health’, cigarette, alcohol and junk food sales have soared as fruit and vegetable spending has fallen, according to price comparison website mySupermarket.com, people are going out less and more than a third have cut out the gym. The danger of broken marriages DIVORCED people are more likely to suffer from cancer, diabetes or heart disease, than their married friends. Those whose marriages have failed have a 20 percent higher chance of facing a chronic health condition than if they stayed with their partners. They are also 23 percent more at risk of mobility problems such as trouble climbing stairs or walking according to a new research. Those who remarry still have a 12 percent higher chance of developing a chronic condition and are 19 percent more likely to have mobility problems. However, there is some good news for those who remarry, they are likely to have better mental health. Spinsters and bachelors are 13 percent more likely to suffer from depression than those who have walked down the aisle at some time, The findings of the study at the University of Chicago are particularly alarming for the UK where 40 percent of marriages fail. Sociologist, Dr. Linda Waite of the university, said divorces or widowhood damaged health as income drops and stress develops over issues like shared child care. The results of the research are published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour. Chocolate is good for the heart HEART attack survivors who snack on chocolate at least twice a week could slash their risk of dying from heart disease. Research has found chocolate lovers, who have suffered a heart attack, are almost 70 percent less likely to die from future cardiac problems than those who rarely eat it. Even indulging in chocolate once a week can nearly halve the risk from heart problem, researchers in Sweden suggested Dark chocolate may also stave off macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in the elderly and dementia. Professor Roger Corder, of Queen Mary University of

to be sure, but I am after all just a man trying to do my best like all the rest.” He succumbed to temptation and accepted the invitation. On Sunday, the preacher awoke, called his deacon, and said, “I’m terribly sick today, and will not be able to offer service.” “Well, we surely hope you are feeling better soon,” said the deacon. “What matters most it that your health is blessed, and we shall all pray for you today.” This made the preacher feel a little guilty, but it

was a beautiful clear cool morning, and promised to be a beautiful day. He opened a box from under the bed that had a new folded golf shirt, his cleaned and polished golf shoes, and he put them on instead of his usual clothes. Later, on the beautiful practice green, the preacher fit right in but couldn’t help feeling conspicuous. At that exact moment up in Heaven, Saint Peter was looking down. He said to God, “Do you see what is happening down there? I’m very disappointed in this preacher. Surely you are going to do something?” God replied, “Don’t worry Pete, I’ve got it all figured out.”

London, found that the optimum dose is about two three squares a day. Another survey claims that drinking milk could cut your chances of dying from heart disease and stroke, say scientists. Contrary to reports that milk harms health, they claim regular consumption could reduce the risk of succumbing to chronic illness by as much as a fifth. Scientists at Reading and Cardiff universities reviewed 324 studies on the effect of milk consumption. They found milk protects against developing most diseases, apart from prostate cancer, and can cut death from illnesses by 15 to 20 percent. The review includes studies of people benefiting from as little as one third of a pint a day, while others involved regular consumption of almost a pint a day. Reading University’s Professor Ian Givewns, said milk had more to offer than just strong bones and helping growth in children and young people. Scientists have developed a mug that keeps poured tea at the perfect temperature. The German researchers used a wax like substance that is used in construction to keep rooms cool; it absorbs heat like a sponge, stores it and keeps the tea at the optimal temperature. Britons anti obesity operation THE NUMBER of obese Britons having weight loss operations on the NHS has rocketed in the past year. There has been a 52 percent rise in stomach stapling operations and gastric bypasses, both of which prevent patients eating large amounts of food by reducing the size of the stomach. In the twelve months to last April, more than 4,324 people had anti obesity operations. The previous year 2,838 people underwent the procedures; more than 2,200 of them were women. Sunshine breaks in their lifetimes HOLIDAY loving Brit’s splash out £293,030 on sunshine breaks in their lifetimes. They spend at least £4,726.42 on two hols a year including £290.62 on food and £197.94 on dinks each time they leave the country. A spokesman for OnePoll.com which conducted the survey said.”These figures really are staggering, money suddenly seems so much easier to spend when we’re abroad enjoying ourselves. But according to a You Gov poll for the Sunday Times, Britain’s have shunned foreign holidays in their millions for a ‘stay in Britain vacation summer’, and have found themselves rewarded with overprices hotels and washout weather. Camping holidays have seen a surge in popularity, according to the Camping and Caravan Club which operates 1,400 sites in Britain; bookings are up a third on last year. This has partly been due to a new generation of more affordable tents, costing from as little as £30. But it is shaping up to be a gloomy year for travel agents specialising in foreign getaways. Thomas Cook warned it would not achieve its profit targets as shares fell by 5 percent.

St. Pete knew it was best not to question any further, but to just wait patiently and watch for it all to play out. He watched the preacher walk confidently to the first tee, a short par-4. The preacher teed it up, and hit a pretty fair drive, low and straight. But just then, God waived his hand and created the perfect little wind. The wind carried the ball as if in the hand of God and lifted it down the fairway. The ball took once bounce and landed on the green, kept rolling, swung to the right, barely crept up to the hole, and fell in. It was beautiful. Up in heaven, St. Pete was very upset. “An

albatross! Are you kidding me? ere is one of our own preachers committing this sin, on a Sunday no less. Just when I’m certain that you are going to offer up the perfect punishment to befit the sin, you instead go and reward him with a once-in-a-lifetime shot?” God says, “Yes, but calm down Pete. Who is he going to tell?”


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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING

Luxury Fish Tanks just reached a New Level

We all have preconceived ideas of what a fish tank should look like, they are usually glass bricks on metal stands, that although very pleasing to watch, certainly don’t add to the aesthetically pleasing look of your home. That is until now! A local Pattaya business, Pattaya Aquatics, are importing fish tanks that take interior decorating to the next level, not only are they lovely to watch, but as a piece of furniture, they add luxury to your interior design with a capitol ‘L’.

The company behind this stunning new innovation to Pattaya, Pattaya Aquatics, situated 100m from the Sukhumvit Road on Thepprasit Road, opposite Euro Design and the night market, specialise in all aspects of aquarium design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of both fresh water and marine aquariums. They also offer their expertise in the design and maintenance of your garden ponds and outside water features. Through their team of dedicated contacts, suppliers and manufacturers, both here in Thailand and internationally, they have at their disposal professional designers, architects, engineers, marine biologists and suppliers, the complete package from one easy to deal with company. Whether you are looking for information on installing an aquarium, maintenance, moving, etc. or you are looking at having a major aquarium installation, Pattaya Aquatics offer you independent advice and a service which is second to none.

You will find that their fresh approach and understanding of bespoke aquarium installation, can take your interior decorating to the next level, with a centre piece that will be the focal point of your entire p r o p e r t y. This new and innovative company of highly skilled tradesmen, designers and suppliers, can offer you the most beautiful fresh and salt water aquariums available in the market place today. Their dedicated staff has more than 18 years experience in the aquatic field. Full Maintenance Package The team at Pattaya Aquatics can cater to your every maintenance requirement, not only for new installations, but for existing aquariums and ponds. T o ensure you get the best possible results from your existing aquarium or pond, the team will make a visit and submit a full report showing their findings and recommendations, this will give you all the relevant details required to make a calculated decision. Their company motto is that ‘Every Aquarium is unique’ and should be treated as such. This is a company that has the knowledge, skills and recourses necessary

to ensure your new, or existing aquarium or pool, will be an asset to your home or business. The Pattaya Aquatics team can offer you a large selection of aquariums which cover an array of designs and costs, something to suit every pocket. However, they are most excited about their wall mounted aquariums, which have to be seen to be believed. They are constructed from aluminum and acrylic with the highest quality tempered glass. Touch screen controls, auto feeder, thermostat, pump and lighting and filters, all in one ultra slim, long aquarium. You can get a rough idea of how they look from these pictures, however, that is no substitute for seeing the real thing, in the flesh so to speak, so why not pop into their showroom and be amazed, I promise you it will not be a wasted trip.

“Whether you are looking to buy an aquarium or only a fish, or simply looking for the best professional advice available in town, a trip to Pattaya Aquatics should be number one on your list, pop in and see them, you won’t be disappointed”

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Strong Likelihood of Refugee Influx A leading Thai security official predicted that more than 200,000 refugees from Burma would flood into northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces if fighting broke out again in northern Burma between Burmese government forces and the United Wa State Army, but added that refugees would not be forcibly repatriated. Saeng Juen, of Thailand-based Shan Herald Agency for News, said the Thai authorities will accept Wa civilians from a humanitarian perspective, but would prosecute those they suspected of drug trade links. ‘Climate Delegates Told To Warm Negotiations Delegates at the start of marathon climate talks in Bangkok were told to accelerate “painfully slow” negotiations. The U.N.-led negotiations have become stymied by arguments about rich nations’ targets to cut emissions by 2020, financing for poorer nations to adapt to climate change and to curb their own greenhouse gas emissions and the optimum way to deliver and manage those funds. “Time is not just pressing. It’s almost run out,” said U.N. Climate Change Secretariat head Yvo de Boer. Suvarnabhumi Airport To Get New Police Station Suvarnabhumi Airport is to get a new 280-officer-strong police force. Police spokesman, General Watcharaphol Prasanratchakit, said “We are going to recruit and train staff for this station.” Whereas Airports of Thailand President Serirat Prasutanond acknowledged complaints regarding unlicensed tourist guides, unregistered taxis and baggage theft at the airport, he optimistically said “If we have Suvarnabhumi Police Station to take charge of the airport, bad people roaming around there should finally disappear.” Thailand MICE City’ On Track MICE organisers, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), recently launched ‘Thailand MICE City’, a new four-pronged campaign’ to develop Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai and stimulate Thailand’s domestic MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences And Exhibition) sector. The new TCEB ‘Thailand Maximize’ campaign presents Thailand’s strengths as a country full of potential and value for organising international meetings, conventions and exhibitions, with Thailand ranked as the prime ASEAN MICE venue, 8th in Asia. Typhoon Ketsana Wreaks Havoc Across Five Asian Countries Pattaya became the latest Typhoon Ketsana victim, as 9 tourist passenger boats, were sunk by 2 metre-high waves on Wednesday night. Ketsana, downgraded to a tropical depression, caused 331 deaths so far and left massive devastation in its wake, including the worst flooding in places in a decade, across five Asian countries: the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and now Thailand. “I have never seen such a strong wind in my life,” reported Cambodian police officer Pang Phot. English Language Teacher Raped By Samui TaxiDriver A 28-year-old British female English language teacher in Koh Samui was allegedly brutally raped by a taxi-driver and robbed by his accomplice; the latest similar incident on this paradise island. When they reached her lodgings, instead of stopping, the taxi-driver drove on, taking her to a house on a coconut plantation, where he raped her. Police

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arrested the culprit, but his brother-in-law, has threatened a legal case if the alleged facts are proven wrong. Four Muslims Killed In Restive South Gunmen killed four Muslims in two separate shootings in Thailand’s restive south in one week, bringing the death toll from insurgent violence to 10 in two weeks. An M-16 armed gunman shot two village motorcyclists in the Tak Bai district of Narathiwat province, later found dead by the road side. Other gunmen with pistols shot dead two men, and a day earlier, a bomb in a cemetery in Yala province killed a 38-year-old Muslim villager cleaning his brother’s grave. WWF Reports On New-Found Mekong Species WWF reports 163 new species were found in the Greater Mekong jungles and rivers during 2008. The new species, namely 100 plants, 28 fish, 18 reptiles, 14 amphibians, two mammals and a bird, were all discovered within the Greater Mekong region bordering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the South-Western Chinese province of Yunnan. Finds included a bird-eating fanged frog, the Nonggang Babbler that prefers walking to flying, and an alien-like gecko. Aids Vaccine Breakthrough Jerome Kim, manager of the joint Thai-U.S. Army’s HIV program, the world’s first successful clinical trial of a vaccine for AIDS headed the trial of the “RV 144,” vaccine tested on over 16,000 Thai volunteers, proving that RV 144 has protected a significant minority of those vaccinated against AIDS. Enthusiastic Hawai‘i AIDS boss Dr. Shikuma said “This is the first HIV vaccine candidate to successfully reduce the risk of HIV infection in humans; proving a HIV vaccine is possible.” Maptaphut Developments Halted By Court Injunction 76 projects in the process of development for Maptaphut and nearby industrial areas in Rayong, a combined investment of about Bt400 billion, have been halted by a Central Administrative Court-issued injunction. The court’s ruling in favour of the villagers living in and around the Maptaphut Industrial Estate on pollution issues will impact on 76 projects that have passed an environmentalimpact assessment (EIA). The government has appealed against the court’s decision. Thailand’s Economic Growth Prospects Optimistic Thailand’s economy won’t shrink as much as previous forecast this year, Somchai Sujjapongse of the Finance Ministry said, as government spending and improving export orders stimulate a recovery from recession as contraction in manufacturing has lessened and private spending begins to increase. The economy will resume growth in Q4, with GDP growth predicted at 4.1% in 2010. Somchai also said “Exports will also improve in line with the recovering economies of our trading partners.” Stiff Security for Hua Hin ASEAN Summit Hua Hin won’t suffer as Pattaya did over maverick demonstrations as Thailand will almost certainly impose The Internal Security Act during a summit of Asian leaders from October 12 to 27 to keep protesters at bay. The law will be imposed in Hua Hin’s four districts of and nine districts of neighbouring Cha-am. The of the 10-member ASEAN summit with its six dialogue partners China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand is scheduled from October 21-25. Thailand to be Export Hub of the Eco-Car for Asia Nissan Motor’s Thai branch announced plans to produce the firm’s first eco-car for the domestic and overseas markets. The first 30,000 units will be produced over a 12 month period from March 2010, and will meet a target of 100,000 by 2012, two-thirds being exported. President Toru Hasegawa of Nissan Motor (Thailand) stated that “I am very confident that the eco-car will succeed ….. Thailand will be the export hub of the ecocar for Asia.”

Phuket Bungee Jump goes Spectacularly Wrong British student tourist, Rishi Baveja, miraculously survived a 50m/165ft bungee jump which went badly wrong, plunging him into a Phuket lagoon at 80mph/130kmh). “I don’t think you’re meant to go down on these kind of things” was his prophetic announcement just before leaping, His injuries included a ruptured spleen, torn liver, collapsed lungs and massive bruising, requiring a month’s hospitalization. Rishi said “I’m very lucky. If I had landed head first, I would be brain damaged or dead.” Brit Superstars Hideaway in Thailand Comedian Russell Brand and popstrel Katy Perry spent a week on a romantic break in Thailand after the pair exchanged messages following their kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards last month. Russell wrote her a poem after the event and she responded by sending Russ a picture of her boobs with “poem” written across them. “The next minute Russell picked up the phone and invited her to Thailand for a secret getaway,” said a friend. EC Chief says Only in Thailand can you buy votes Election Commission (EC) chairman Apichart Sukhagganond visited several countries to observe their election proceedings and realized that Thailand is likely the only country where politicians can openly buy votes “I know that vote buying is still common here, and I don’t know when it will end,” Mr Apichart said. He called on all sides to help find good people as politicians and to bring good political governance to the country. Insurgency in South still Rampant There is still to end in sight for the Muslim insurgency in Thailand’s troubled south. Muslim clerics and teachers in Indonesia, southern Thailand, the southern Philippines and Malaysia continue to propagate radical interpretations of Islam. “The superstructure that enables terrorism to take place remains intact,” said Singapore regional terrorism expert at Nanyang Technological Institute, Rohan Gunanratna. “This superstructure involves the distribution of terrorist and extremist propaganda, fundraising, procurement, safe-houses, training, and other support functions.” American Potter learns large Pot Making Techniques from Thai Master American potter Daniel Johnston, frustrated at his inability to make large pots, came straight to the source to serve an apprenticeship in a small Thai village to learn from people who make and use large pots as part of their culture, like those used to make fish paste and store rainwater. Johnston helped make up to 10 pots a day, some as large as five feet tall and two to three feet wide. Thaksin Berates Coup Legacy Thaksin Shinawatra said in video on the anniversary of his ouster that the 2006 coup had created a few new rich generals, but saddled the populace with the dictatorial 2007 constitution and weak politics; the country has become indebted and more divided; the military has become stronger but the police weaker. Puea Thai leader Yongyuth Wichaidit said the 2006 coup has caused the severest damage to Thailand. “The people are living in the hope to see Mr Thaksin return, he opined. Economic Outlook Optimistic For 2010 Standard & Poor’s S&P Asia Pacific chief economist, Dr Subir Gokarn, predicted in an article on the economic outlook for Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines that the ASEAN economies will stabilise this year and see a very real recovery in 2010. Malaysia and Thailand, although expected to show negative growth this year, will see a strong recovery in 2010 as commodity prices and demand revives. He said timely policy actions and fundamental strength in the regional economies has helped ASEAN countries survive the economic downturn better than the West.


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Don’t eat after 7 and six other Weight Management Myths

By Michelle May, M.D. Diets are filled with dogma about when, what and how much to eat. Certainly “the rules” are usually based on observations that make sense, but unless you understand why you do certain things, you’ll break the rules as soon as the temptation is greater than your motivation. Let’s examine some of these myths, where they come from and how to make long term changes that will work for you. Myth: Don’t Eat After 7pm Your metabolism doesn’t shut off at 7:01 pm so why is this rule so common? It is based on the observation that a lot of people who struggle with their weight overeat in the evening. Most people have already eaten dinner so they aren’t snacking because they’re hungry. They snack because of boredom, television, loneliness and other triggers. Rather than creating a rule to address those habits, ask yourself “Am I hungry?” whenever you feel like eating in the evenings. If you truly are, eat, keeping in mind that your day is winding down so you won’t need a huge meal. If you aren’t, consider

why you feel like eating and come up with a better way to address that need. Ken, a man in one of my workshops, realized he was just bored so he started doing stained glass in the evenings to entertain himself. Whatever works! Myth: Eat Small Meals Every 3 Hours This rule is based on the fact that many thin people tend to eat frequent small meals. However, most of the thin people I know don’t check their watch to tell them it’s time to eat – they eat when their body tells them to. They eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re satisfied. Since that tends to be a small meal, they get hungry again in a few hours. Instead of watching the clock, begin to tune in to the physical symptoms of hunger to tell you when to eat. And remember, your stomach is only about the size of your fist so it only holds a handful of food comfortably. By learning to listen to your body’s signals, you are likely to follow a frequent small meal pattern naturally. Myth: Don’t Let Yourself Get Hungry This one is based on the belief that overweight people are incapable of controlling themselves when they are

hungry. In my experience with hundreds of workshop participants, once they learn to tell the difference between physical hunger and head hunger, the opposite is true. Think about it. When you’re hungry, food tastes better and is more satisfying. My grandmother used to say, “Hunger is the best seasoning.” Besides, if you aren’t hungry when you start eating, what’s going to tell you to stop? Of course, you also need to learn to recognize hunger and make time to eat before you are too hungry since it’s harder to make great choices when you are starving! Myth: Exercise More When You Cheat I HATE this one because it has caused millions of people to equate physical activity with punishment for eating. As a result, many people either hate to exercise or use exercise to earn the right to eat. While it’s true that your weight is determined by your overall calories in versus your calories out, exercise is only part of the equation and has so many other important benefits. Instead of using exercise to pay penance, focus on how great you feel, how much more energy you

have, how much better you sleep and how much healthier you are becoming. In the long run, you are more likely to do something because it feels good than because you are forced to. Myth: Follow Your Diet Six Days a Week Then You Can Have a Cheat Day This is absurd! What if you were a harsh, overly strict parent six days a week then completely ignored your kids every Saturday? How would this approach work for your marriage or managing your employees? It just doesn’t make sense to try to be perfect (whatever that is) Sunday through Friday while obsessing about everything you’re going to eat on your day off. Then on Saturday you overeat just because you’re allowed to so you end up feeling miserable all day. Huh? Personally, I would rather enjoy eating the foods I love every day mindfully and in moderation. I call this being “in charge” instead of going back and forth between being in control and out of control. Myth: Eat X Number of Calories (or X Number of Points) Every Day Does it make sense that you would need exactly the

When lightning strikes

by Mr Pobaan

You sometimes see people claiming how safe some activity is – such as bungee jumping into a live volcano or hobby bomb disposal – by showing that more people are killed by falling coconuts. Admittedly, coconuts are pretty big, and with that long drop in which to achieve terminal velocity they must pack a fair punch. Indeed, although getting togged up can sometimes break the romantic mood, Mrs Pobaan and I seldom go strolling along a moonlit, palmfringed, stretch of beach hereabouts without our crash helmets. But who, really, is going to choose to sleep out in a gale under a precarious bunch of ripe coconuts? Do the statistics on coconutrelated fatalities really show the modest Bounty-bar staple to be such a dangerous fruit? What do you think are the odds of copping it to a coconut, compared with, say, being struck by lightning? The

reason I ask is that, this week, in the middle of an almighty thunderstorm, the Pobaans in their secluded residence across the Sukhumvit Road became victims of the merciless forces of chance. A lightning bolt scored a direct hit on our house. Lightning is not to be taken lightly. I am told that those bolts can come at you at 14,000kph and zonk into the ground at a massive 300,000 volts. At the time it didn’t seem so bad, but with hindsight I would have preferred the coconut. Mr Pobaan, your placid reporter, is watching some anodyne movie on television. Outside, rain lashes the windows, wind beats the trees into a frenzied dance and, every few minutes the heavens are rent by a flash of lightning that illuminates the garden with an eerie glow, following which there’s a tremendous boom. The time difference between the lightning and the thunder appears to be reducing. The storm, which already seems

pretty local, is closing in. ‘I think I’ll go to bed,’ says Mrs Pobaan, my lovely life companion, who prefers to sleep through adverse weather conditions of all types. ‘OK.’ ‘Stay with me forever.’ ‘Of course, my teerak. I’m always going to take care of you.’ ‘I wouldn’t want you to leave me.’ ‘It’s not going to happen.’ ‘OK. Goodnight, then.’ Moments later, the movie is getting no better and I am considering turning everything off and snuggling in beside Mrs Pobaan, when suddenly there is a massive crack in the sky immediately overhead and everything electric goes out. It’s a tremendous blow. The house has been smacked in the kisser by the atmospheric equivalent of Mike Tyson. Really, I expect the roof to cave in and to be left sitting on my sofa, in the dark, with only the starry night as my ceiling. When I have recovered

from the shock, I look around and decide the structure of the house is more or less intact. Cleverly prepared for such eventualities, I grope for the torch and make my way to the electrical control box. I restore all the various trip switches that have flipped. The lights come on again and I go back to watching the movie, smugly confident in the ability of modern domestic construction to deal with the worst that nature can throw at us. The thunderstorm is apparently only one of 1,800 that are going on at any one time, somewhere in the world, and my bolt of lightning is just one of 100 lightning strikes that hit the earth somewhere every second. This doesn’t devalue my feeling of being special. Not only has our house been struck by lightning, it has survived. The movie has deteriorated from dull to dire, so I go to bed and sleep soundly, dreaming pleasant dreams of safe snugness. On the morning after a

same amount of fuel every day? Aren’t there just days when you are hungrier than others, maybe because of your activity levels or hormonal cycles? Rather than setting yourself up to “cheat” on those hungry days and forcing yourself to eat more food than you want on your less hungry days, allow yourself the flexibility to adjust your intake based on your actual needs rather than an arbitrary number. Important: for this to work long term, you also need to learn to tell the difference between physical hunger and head hunger. Myth: Carbs are Bad (or Fat is Bad) This “good food-bad food” thinking makes certain foods special. As a result, you may feel deprived and think about them even more than you did before. Worse yet, healthy foods become a four- letter word. The truth is all foods fit into a healthy diet. Since different foods have various nutritional qualities and calorie content, you can use the principles of balance, variety and moderation to guide you without trying to restrict an entire food group. Truth: You Are In Charge storm, the air is fresher than usual. The rain has run the garden through the toughstains dishwasher cycle. A few pot plants have been blown over, but when righting them you get that same mixed feeling of pride and regret you get when restoring your living room after a party – you come to understand that you can’t make a great omelette without breaking eggs. I survey our modest estate with satisfaction. Then I try to operate some of the gadgets that make Khao Talo Towers a functioning home. That’s when I discover the true damage that the storm has inflicted on our modest abode. The pool pump isn’t working. The front gate won’t open. Mrs Pobaan is having a shower. ‘How come there’s no hot water?’ she yells from the cubicle. The water heater, eccentrically located on the roof, has also suffered the wrath of the god Thor, and meekly burnt out without a fight. These three bits of equipment are supplied, serviced and, when necessary, repaired by three different companies. Their engineers take four days of head scratching and screwdriver twiddling to replace the bits that have succumbed to the electrical overload and get the gadgets working again. ‘How can that happen?’ asks Mrs Pobaan innocently.

I assume the rule-makers are well-intentioned and don’t realize that they’ve created a tight rope that most people will fall off of sooner or later. If your head hadn’t already told you that all these rules are crazy, wasn’t your heart saying there had to be a better way? It’s time to give yourself a wider path that you can stay on forever. Allow yourself the flexibility to make any decision as long as you consider the advantages and disadvantages of your choices and always keep selfcare in mind. About the Author: Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Program which received the Excellence in Patient Education Innovation Award. She is the awardwinning author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work. Her newest book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break the EatRepent-Repeat Cycle will be available in October 2009. To learn more about mindful eating, or to preorder Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break the Eat-RepentRepeat Cycle, please visit www.AmIHungry.com. ‘Why us?’ ‘It was right overhead. All that energy had to find an easy way to earth, and our electrical system seemed temptingly convenient,’ is all I can manage in explanation, though it doesn’t really explain why our next-doorneighbour’s front gate seems to be working fine. ‘The gate guy said this was only the second time he’d seen this happen, and he’s been fixing gates in Pattaya for 21 years.’ ‘So why us?’ ‘I can’t answer that, but it probably won’t happen again. You only have a onein-three-million chance of being struck by lightning.’ ‘So it’s not going to happen again.’ ‘Well, actually, the odds are the same each time.’ ‘It could be a long time. It could be forever.’ ‘Yes. And we’ll still be together.’ Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway Last Sunday’s day trip was to Ang Sila, a charming little town not far up the coast from here. There is a bustling fish market on the quayside and a huge Chinese shrine covered in gold and fresh, vividlycoloured paint. Also, Ang Sila appears to be the pestle-andmortar capital of the world. Email your weekend roadtrip suggestions to kuhn. pobaan@gmail.com.


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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip Falling plaster, concrete, and dust can be a problem when you’re drilling into ceilings, walls, or anything overhead. To catch such debris before it plunges onto the floor—or into your eyes, mouth, and hair-poke the drill bit through the bottom of a small paper cup and hold the rim of the cup against the overhead surface while drilling.  Reverse Order I’ve been shopping for a water purifier for my house, Andy, and a salesman at a local home improvement store has convinced me that RO is the way to go. It’s expensive, but has many benefits, and he laid them all out for me. Do you agree that RO is the best choice? And are there any disadvantages I should be aware of? Sven Some consider reverse osmosis (RO) as being the best and the most efficient method for purifying water, Sven. But the majority of RO systems are not the right choice for most homes, and they usually are the most expensive units you can

buy. The reason for this is that reverse osmosis was designed for large-scale operations such as public water facilities. For home units, depending on the type of system you install, you are going to lose anywhere from 3 to 5 litres of water for every one litre of water that is cleaned. So in addition to paying more for a water purifier, you can expect to see an increase in your water bill as well. And because they are difficult to install, you probably will have to pay a qualified plumber to do the job. Finally, I am not a big fan of RO-treated drinking water mostly for health reasons. When water is subjected to treatment by reverse osmosis, the water is de-mineralized. There are certain trace minerals in our water that our bodies need (potassium, for example). Some studies have shown that drinking de-mineralized water on a regular basis could disrupt the digestive system and might well result in certain mineral deficiencies.  Heal Fido I adopted a dog a couple years ago, Andy, and I

can’t seem to control its wanderings. The problem is that he often comes home hurt—cut, bitten by other dogs, scratched by cats. To prevent infection and sometimes to ease his obvious pain, I often give him some of my medicines and pain relievers. Now a friend tells me that’s dangerous even in small doses. What do you think? Joe Your friend is right, Joe. Never give your dog--or any other pet--medication that has not been prescribed by a veterinarian. Even just one regular-strength ibuprofen tablet can cause stomach ulcers in a dog weighing 2 kilos. If Fido’s injuries are serious, take him to a vet for treatment. In the meantime, ask your vet for some antibiotics and pain relievers to keep on hand for those minor injuries.  Tanks Alot Being an avid reader of Pattaya Today and your column, maybe you can help me. My twin blue plastic 800-litre water tanks on my roof are filthy. The inner walls are lined with

a black-green colour slime about 3 to 4 millimeters thick. Number 1--Do you know of anyone who carrys out this cleaning work and Number 2--Do you know of any chemical additive to add to the tank once it has been cleaned? Thanking you in anticipation. Trevor To answer your first question, Trevor, I know of no individual or service in Pattaya that cleans water tanks. I suppose you could hire a day laborer, a gardener, or a handyman to perform the task for you. I should point out that HomePro offers to “service water pumps and tanks,” but I am not clear on exactly what that promotional phrase means. You might inquire next time you visit HomePro. Also, I understand that a company called Js Tech Co, Ltd (038 694-288), provides highpressure water-jet cleaning of industrial tanks. I am not certain that they would consider residential tanks. If neither option pans out, you might be forced to do it yourself (after all, this is a DIY column). To clean your tank, empty it of water, then climb in with a good cleaning brush. Brush down the sides of the entire tank top to bottom. (You might need a scraper to remove any hardened substances that have become encrusted on the tank walls, but that is unlikely.) Then, with

the drain spout still open, just hose down the walls, thoroughly rinsing out the tank. As to chemical additives, I do not know of any that are recommended to eliminate the build up of slime in drinking-water tanks. Your best strategy would be to empty and brush out the tank about once every three months.  Pam on Rye Andy, I’m new to Thailand and honestly do not have the slightest notion what locals mean when they talk about a ‘rye of land’ or a ‘wahoo of land.’ Can you translate those terms for me? Pam Happy to oblige, Pam, and to correct your spelling as well. A ‘rai’ of land is 1,600 square meters (or 17,108 square feet if you’re from that part of the world), while a ‘wah’ (not a ‘wahoo’) is 4 square meters (about 43 square feet). To give you a little more perspective, an acre is roughly the equivalent of two-and-a-half rai.  Paint Plaint Dear Andy, we bought a previously occupied condominium in Naklua about 18 months ago and, among other things, repainted the walls in each room. Following some of the advice you have offered through the years, we applied two undercoats,

but then went a step or two further and applied three top coats of white glossy enamel. It looked great. However, about a year ago the paint started to yellow. So we gave it another coat of white gloss paint. Within months the paint yellowed again. Now I ask you, Andy, is there a special paint I can get that stays white--be it gloss or semi sheen finish? Should we try marine paint? (Boats seem to keep their color.) I hope you can help us because the problem is driving us crazy. Harold and Porn Your problem was new to me, so I referred it to paint expert John Stauffer, technical director of the Rohn and Haas Paint Quality Institute of North America. Mr. Stauffer responded that oil-based (alkyd) paints and enamels may tend to yellow a bit, especially if the area is away from sunlight or if there is any ammonia in the air, say from clears used occasionally on trim, windows, etc. On the other hand, high quality waterbased enamels do not tend to yellow. He suggested that you give the existing paint a very light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper, then apply a coat of latex enamel. For a smooth finish, use a 3 cm to 5 cm foam applicator.

--Handy Andy

Buying an Affordable Residence

Money is always the paramount concern when making a large purchase. Although wealthy foreigners can purchase an expensive residence with ease, it’s a different story for retirees on limited pensions. If you are one of the Pattaya area residents on a tighter budget, it does not mean you are reduced to renting a postage stamp sized apartment the rest of your retired life. Affordable retirement housing is available in Thailand, especially in the Pattaya area. There are many very nice existing homes available in existing villages all around the Pattaya – Jomtien area. Look around and you’ll be amazed at how many decent, affordable homes are for sale. Admittedly, some older areas are not desirable, but many older villages have good neighborhoods with nice homes either for rent or sale. With a pen, pad and your mobile phone, spend a few days driving around

the smaller sois off the main streets. You will find homes with ‘For Sale’ or ‘For Rent’ signs along with phone numbers. These villages can be found on both sides of Sukhumvit highway from Banglamung to Jomtien. Existing homes between Sukhumvit Highway and the beach are somewhat higher in price, usually ranging from a million Baht upward. Travel to the east side of Sukhumvit and there are some very inexpensive homes. Most appealing are the homes for “rent or sale” because they allow you to rent first which allows you to decide if you are comfortable living in the neighborhood as well as determine the physical condition of the home before you buy. Another thing you can do is research repossessed homes and business buildings on the Internet. The Bank of Ayudhya has a website at http://www. krungsri.com/ where you

can sit at your computer and peruse repossessed homes or business buildings in all price ranges. A “repo” search is quite easy. Go to the web site and click on the link for English text. When the English text window appears go to the right side, scroll down the menu, and then click on the “Krungsri Property” link. You are now at: http://www. krungsriproperty.com/. You will find links for houses, townhouses, condominiums, commercial buildings, land and other property. Click on the type of property you prefer. You can now refine your search by price. Prices categories are in ranges from 1 – 1,000,000 Baht, 1 – 5,000,000 Baht, 5 – 10,000,000 Baht, and over 10,000,000 Baht. There are also NEW housing and condo project ads on the web pages with links that will take you to full descriptions. You can even use the Quick Search option and search by

asset type, province or price. Each selection you make will display a photo of the property plus a location map. Any properties you want to personally inspect, download the photo and map, print a copy and then go and inspect the properties. Some “repo” properties are very good; others have been neglected and need some fixing up. Sometimes you will find properties located in a block of townhouses where ALL of the attached homes are in a rough, vacant condition. Some may have squatters living in them. It makes no sense to purchase one house in the middle of a block of bad ones, but if you and several buddies get together and buy up several or all of the units in a townhouse block building it could be one heck of a savings. Of equal importance are villages located north and south of Pattaya - Jomtien. To the north, Sri Racha, Chonburi and even the

island Koh SiChang offers affordable new and existing homes. A small new home can be purchased in SriRacha or Chonburi for as little as 650,000 Baht. Living in one of these cities is a bit quieter than Pattaya, but a short drive and you are back in the action. If you like island living, Koh SiChang in the bay at SriRacha is an ideal choice. This island is a leisurely 20 minute ferry ride from SriRacha and it offers numerous opportunities to either build or purchase an existing home. To the south, the towns of Sattahip and Rayong offer additional affordable housing possibilities and, like SriRacha and Chonburi, they are no more than an hour away from Pattaya. Some new townhouses in Sattahip sell for as little as 600,000 Baht and are up on a hillside with ocean views. Rayong is a good sized city with several nice beaches,

but it hasn’t been exploited to tourists yet. You will find quality affordable homes in quiet villages convenient to highways that will rapidly get you to Pattaya or Bangkok when the need arises. Of major importance regardless of the location of the affordable residence you desire to purchase as well as who you are buying it from, bank or private citizen: Obtain competent legal help from a reputable Thai real estate attorney. If you need additional help you may also wish to contact a professional real estate firm to help you with your purchase. Best wishes in finding a residence that fits your retirement budget. Look in every issue of Pattaya Today for important up-todate information on buying a home, business, land or condo. Your retirement in Thailand will be as relaxing and comfortable as possible when you own an affordable residence.


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Golf from the Travellers Rest by Barry Hooper A Noble Effort I have to offer this week congratulations over the performance of Nick Noble. With a moderate scoring win of thirty-two pints at Khao Kheow on Monday and a second spot in division two on Thursday. He went on to follow this up with a further win on Saturday at Green Valley but this time with a great big ‘forty five’ pointer. Ted Senior in second spot must have been the most disappointed to come in to the clubhouse with fortyfour only to find it had been beaten. This great performance for Nick has resulted in his handicap tumbling by a full three points down to twelve. Ted has also been cut by two to eleven. The interesting and funny story this week has to go to Peter Morris during his round on Thursday at Phoenix. I am unsure which hole it was but Peter found himself disappointingly in a bunker. He attempted to extricate himself only to find his shot

catch the lip and roll back into the bunker and into a big animal footprint. He told me that it was that huge that he doubted it was a dogs’ and was more the size of a tiger. Who knows? Maybe we also have gorillas at Bangpra. On Monday the 28th a fair group travelled out to Pattana playing A & B. The course was in good condition I have to report again, that despite having his handicap lowered last week down to eight, Jon Lay, continued yet again to bring home a win, this time it was with thirtyfive points. He seems to be making Mondays his own, maybe he is having a rest on Sundays. His handicap is now down one more point to seven. Second was Graham Hurdon with thirty-four taking it by one over Gary Leigh at thirty-three after he beat Roger Wilkinson on the count back Three two’s on the day Graham Hurdon at the third and Jon Lay and Eddie Townsend at the eighth. Tuesday the 29th and for our last September outing a small group of ten set off to Khao Kheow. It was in fine fettle it

seems and it obviously suited Nick Noble with a fine win and thirty-two points taking it by one over Mod Chaviraksa (her of birdie fame last week) at thirty-one who took it after being one better on the count back over Graham Hurdon. Two two’s from Graham and Nick

the top of the list and Amphan North likewise at the top of division two. In A, Graham Hurdon managed one better than his Tuesday effort for second spot at thirty-three followed in by Ted Senior and thirty-two. In B Nick Noble was second on thirtyseven and Eddie Townsend

Saturday Winners - Ted Senior, Nick Noble, Russell Nielson and Rakesh Mittal 1st of October and the first third with thirty-six. Four visit of the month to our two’s Eddie at the seventh regular Thursday venue of and Mod, Russell and Nick at Phoenix (Lakes and Ocean the fourteenth this time) Saturday 3rd October and An excellent turnout so two off to Green Valley we went. divisions. Course excellent A good turnout on the day as always. Scoring very good but unfortunately things did with both divisions going to not get off to a good start thirty-eight pointers. In A after the course staff offered division it was Ray Allison at out free caddies and carts to

some players based on false information that was found on the rear of the discount play vouchers that had been issued by the club in error. Having to then approach these players out on the course for reimbursement of the charges and all this whilst the players were trying to play golf. Not a very clever move and as you can imagine we had a few none to happy punters out on the course and many vowing to never set foot on the course again. However, the play on the day certainly put a shine back on things with some of the highest scores that I have ever reported on from this course, which is not the easiest around. Fourth place went to Rakesh Mittal one of four players from the Indian continent who had joined us for the first time with thirty-eight points who found himself beaten on the count back by Russell Nielson who took third spot. Ted Senior came home with a great score and probably one of his highest at forty-four for second only to find this bettered by one from Nick Noble at forty-five. My what a great week he had. Four twos Gary Leigh and Nick Noble at the second and

Anand and Russell Nielson at the twelfth. 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 28th September at Pattana Jon Lay 35 hc 08 Graham Hurdon 34 hc 07 Gary Leigh 33 hc 15 c/b Roger Wilkinson 33 hc 17 c/b Tuesday 29th September at Khao Kheow Nick Noble 32 hc 15 Mod Chaviraksa 31 hc 11 c/b Graham Hurdon 31 hc 07 c/b Russell Nielson 30 hc 14 Thursday 1st October at Phoenix (Lakes and Ocean) Division One Ray Allison 38 hc 12 Graham Hurdon 33 hc 07 Ted Senior 32 hc 13 Frank Kelly 31 hc 12 Division Two Amphan North 38 hc 15 Nick Noble 37 hc 15 Eddie Townsend 36 hc 15 Yvonne Nielson 35 hc 16 Saturday 3rd October at Green Valley Nick Noble 45 hc 15 Ted Senior 44 hc 13 Russell Nielson 38 hc 14 c/b Rakesh Mittal 38 hc 09 c/b

Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table

We are now half way through the season and only beer leg wins separate the top 4 teams. The Lepracorns travelled to the Dungeon where Melly gave Brian’s lady (Ya) away to the opposition. Brian drew Ya in the singles and Ya beat him! Better than sleeping outside Brian eh? Game to Mee Chew. The beer leg saw both teams on a double but no one could finish. Headmaster Melly eventually got fed up of watching paint dry and checked out to take the beer for Mee Chew. Palmers Golf & Country Club hosted the Londoner. A tight evening of darts saw both honors resting on the beer. The London Gang proving to be the thirstier team. Game & beer Londoner. The Sunshine Boys out gunned the Posse gunslingers to take both game & beer. No reports of anyone screwing up so Lance gets no mention for a second week. Streamline played away at the Bunker where the Bunker Boys found themselves 4-1 down with only 4 matches remaining to play. This however, was part of Capt’ Mick’s cunning plan. End result, game to Bunker 5-4. Streamers feeling somewhat dejected rallied at the break for food, coming back to take the beer. Lucky Time hosted Cheers. Stan’s Boys & Girls (aka the Steamrollers) continued their winning streak by taking the game 8-4. Team Lucky Time tempted the Steamrollers with BBQ and Beef Stew, with the Steamrollers to stuffed to throw a dart properly, TLT took the beer. Stan was not a gentleman, he beat our little On (bless her cotton socks). And finely, the Cashier made a mistake on my bin last night, she had me sweating for a minute, I thought I was going to have to hand over another 50 Baht note!..............DARTS


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Golf from Tropical Bert’s Darkside Darts End of Season

by Derek Brook

Pattana (Stableford) It was raining as I looked over the balcony and beach road was starting to flood a little as the thought came to me that it could be a wet day on the Golf Course. The calls started to come in soon after, how on Earth they think I know if it is going to be wet at the Golf Course any better than them I have no idea. Arriving at Bert’s our groups were soon reduced by at least one group as various players called in, however a call to the Course elicited the information that it had not rained there at all, but we could not take carts on the fairways. Situation normal and in these situations it is normal for those in carts to walk almost as far as those who walk. Arriving there it looked a bit dark and the caddies put rain covers on the bags, and off we went. It was a bit soggy underfoot and there was little run, with plenty of plugged

balls but the conditions were really muggy at first, but later cooled down. The rain threatened all day, but apart from a few minor showers and rumbles in the distance we were able to play without getting too wet. On a day such as this it was always going to be low scoring and so it proved. The Restaurant here is superb, and if there is a better Clubhouse around, and there are some really fine ones, I have yet to see it. The view is magnificent and the staff really excellent. The cost of the food is also well priced for such a fine setting. My only minor quibble, and I suppose it is minor, is that the bill is ++ and that I am sure means that the staff do not do well in the tip department. Most feel it is a bit naughty to charge a service charge and expect a tip, but I usually weaken as do some others. Back at Bert’s it was a tired group who sat around the

table, and we were most upset that those who remained behind had had to put up with a day of constant rain in Pattaya all day. Someone up there likes me. We had a dry day’s golf. The winner with 35 points was Frank (Speedy Gonzales) Pilkington who beat the Scribe, Derek Brook, on countback. There is no truth to the rumours that I fell asleep on the back nine and missed a couple of holes. In third was that giant in the bar, Nigel Perry, who was also looking a bit jaded. Burning the candle at both ends is difficult even for the very young!! however he still was there as the ‘Roof’ closed at Midnight. In Fourth was that other ‘Young’ man Perry McNeely with 32 points on countback over Mashi. All in all it was a great day on a day when we beat the weather. T.T.F.N. Near Pin Frank Pilkington (2) Mashi Kenata Don Cameron

Latest from the Bunker by Mick Khaow Kheow Continuing where he left off in September, Rab won the A Flight again. The cut was handicap 14 and the runner up place was decided on a count back, Geoff Cox taking it by having a better back nine than Paul Smith. Hugh O’donnell won the B Flight with a level par 36 from Reg Smart 36 points and Geoff Parker 33 points. Highlight of the evening presentation was John Hughes being cajoled into ringing the bell which broke his heart!

Results: A Flight: 1st Rab McDonald (hcp 10) 37 points 2nd Geoff Cox (hcp 13) 36 points 3rd Paul Smith (hcp 4) 36 points B Flight: 1st Hugh Odonnell (hcp 26) 36 points 2nd Reg Smart (hcp 25) 34 points 3rd Geoff Parker (hcp 17) 33 points Near Pin Winners – William Macey took two of them and

the other two went to Alan Sullivan and Tony Robbins. Green Valley The golfer of the month title would be decided today and there were four players in with a chance of winning the trophy. Playing a Rainbow format Mashi, Geoff Parker, last month’s winner Rab McDonald and Lee Butler made up the last fourball and any one of them could win it in one of the closest finishes to the monthly competition we’ve ever had! Mashi and Lee weren’t firing on all cylinders but Geoff

and Rab were having a great battle. On the 15th and 16th holes Geoff made a par on each but Rab hit two birdies to finally knock the stuffing out of Geoff who fell away at the last two holes leaving Rab to become the golfer of the month for the third month running, and that’s the only time it’s ever been done! The points Rab got on the last two holes made sure he won today’s competition too beating John Hughes on a count back both scoring

39 points. Third place went to Paul Smith and Sunny Ruthsip took the fourth spot. Results: 1st Rab McDonald (hcp 10) 39 points 2nd John Hughes (hcp 18) 39 points 3rd Paul Smith (hcp 4) 38 points 4th Sunny Ruthsip (hcp 28) 34 points Near Pin Winners – Mashi won two and John Hughes and Tony Robbins won the other two. Phoenix Playing a Medal round at Phoenix again the cut was set at handicap 15 again and Paul Smith, who is a member at Phoenix therefore knows the course inside out, won the A Flight with a one under par from Mashi, one over and Gordon Melia two over. In the B Flight Geoff Parker had the best round of the day shooting a two under par to win from Geoff Hart who beat Lee Butler on a count back. Results: A Flight: 1st Paul Smith (hcp 4) nett 71 2nd Mashi Kaneta (hcp 11) nett 73 3rd Gordon Melia (hcp 14) nett 74 B Flight: 1st Geoff Parker hcp 17) nett 70 2nd Geoff Hart (hcp 18) nett 71 3rd Lee Butler (hcp 18) nett 71 Near pin winners – Frank Dante, Paul Smith, Geoff Parker and Alan Sullivan.

Season three of the Darkside Darts League ended with a bang! Congratulations to the Winners ‘the Chill Bar’ ‘Allstars’ and the runners up ‘the Lucky Time Bar’ who lost by 2 points aarrrggghh. Dave from Chester’s Bar (Soi Nernplubwern) Hosted our Party/Presentation night and with the help of his lovely wife Rita, put on a wonderful buffet which everyone thoroughly enjoyed, well done and a big thank you to Chester’s, excellent. Simon from the Chill Bar has stepped down from the committee, due to other commitments, (I think he’s taking up squash) so Lance will take over and cock it up!! A big thank you to Simon, and he is still available for any technical issues etc. Apart from the winners and runners up we had medals for the most team tons which was awarded to Chill Bar, most individual tons Mark from the Lucky Time Bar and 180’s who were Dave PB, Pete PB, Tony 19th, Kenny CB, Simon CB, Ian CB and the Highest Checkout 118 Alan from Moonies Darts.

During the party night we had a Darts Knockout Competition where players names were put in a box to be drawn to play in pairs, needless to say the favourites Kenny G and Tony Lee took first place, Darts Ken, but Ron(eng) and partner Debbie were not giving up easily as Ron “the power” Eldridge would try and not be beaten, sadly Kenny G/ Tony Lee picked their game up and left the un-beaten

couple to sit in 2nd place, Pai CB and Dave CH came 3rd, Darts all....The Darkside Darts League would like to welcome two new bars this season which are the Brazilia Club in Soi Siam Country Club opposite Impress House, Sailor’s Bar another venue in Soi Nernplubwern. For any more info please look at www.pattayadarts.comThank you all and enjoy season 4!! Game On.

Wednesday Quiz League

R2Q4 Q: The King George V Reservoir, home to a sailing club, is in which London Borough? A: Enfield. The Bunker appealed for Waltham Forest. From Wikipedia: The King George V Reservoir, also known as King George’s Reservoir, is located in the London Borough of Enfield. Appeal denied. R4Q3 Q: Which former member of The Spice Girls had a UK no. 1 single in 2001 with “What Took You So Long”? A: Emma Bunton. Cheers were accidentally marked correct for ‘Mel B’. Two points deducted. R4Q5 Q: The opening in the upper sounding board of a stringed musical instrument is called a what? A: Sound Hole or F-Hole. Nervous Wreck appealed for “F-Slots”. All the references I looked at spoke aboud F-Holes, and the only reference to F-Slots I could find were to do with microprocessors. Appeal denied. R5Q1 Q: ‘Fidelity Bravery Integrity’ is the motto of which internationally known agency? A: FBI. The Bunker (who put Interpol) complained that the FBI was not international. They must have misheard the question, as it says internationally known which the FBI certainly is. Appeal denied. R5Q6 Q: How many feet (to the nearest thousand)are there in one nautical mile or geographical mile? A: 6,000. Palmers appealed for 5,280. The geographical mile is not the same as the statute mile, and is virtually equal to a nautical mile which is 1852 metres or 6076.1155 feet (info from Wikipedia). Appeal denied. R6Q8 Q: Which Shakespeare play tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth? A: The Comedy of Errors. Stag’s Head ‘A’ appealed for Twelfth Night. From Wikipedia: The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Twelfth Night does have a set of twins in it, Viola and Sebastian, who are separated after a shipwreck. However there is only one set, they are not identical and were not separated at birth. Appeal denied. I apologise for my error last week indicating that the Gulf of Bothnia is between Sweden and France. It should, of course, have read Sweden and Fiji (whoops) Finland! “Next week’s matches October 21st: Bowling Green vs. W. Tankie, Queen Victoria vs. Stag’s Head ‘A’, Palmers vs. Nervous Wreck, Rising Sun vs. Cheers, Shagwell vs. Bunker, Stag’s Head ‘B’ vs. Londoner.”


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Golf from the Café Kronborg by Peter Blackburn

Pleasant Valley – Stableford The weather was fine and not too hot as twelve of us headed off from Café Kronborg right on time bound for the challenging Pleasant Valley. It was nice to see Peter Hammond back with us from Bournmouth in England after a six month absence. The journey was a quick 45 minutes in duration as there was surprisingly very little traffic for a Monday morning and our first group was able to tee off at 0920 in perfect conditions for golf. This was

Mike Winfield, The Admiral & Marcel Wittwer

not to last however as after a couple of holes the clouds were getting lower and sure enough, after 6 holes the storm hit us & we sheltered at the drink stop between holes 6 and 7 (eventually all 3 groups) for around 30 minutes. When we continued we were amazed to find that the course had drained practically immediately and no water at all was to be seen on the greens. This course is turning out to be one of the best maintained in the area and a credit to the Greenkeeper and his staff. Stuart Rifkin was once more struggling but after a couple of tips from Marcel (HMAS) Wittwer he finished his round fairly well. I make the comment abount Marcel as he had 38 points after 17 holes & wiped the last! We had enough guys for 2 flights, A for 0 to 17 and B for 18 and over. Marcel’s score was easily good enough to win A Flight & Bill Plath came second on a count back

from yours truly (oh those four 3 putts!). Mike Winfield made it two wins in a row to take out the B Flight on a count back from Martyn Topham. Peter Hammond had a good round first up to finish in third place. Results for Pleasant Valley: A Flight 1st – Marcel Wittwer (13) – 38 points 2nd – Bill Plath (15) – 34 points 3rd – Peter Blackburn (15) – 34 points B Flight 1st – Mike Winfield (21) – 35 points 2nd – Martyn Topham (30) – 35 points 3rd – Peter Hammond (18) – 32 points

Greenwood, B & C – Stableford After yesterday’s terrible rainy day it was good to see the weather being kind to us and all fingers were crossed for our visit to Greenwood. A

Three Sisters Golf

by Thomas Cotton

Rain accompanied the players as they made their way to the Pattaya Country Club, this 7th of October. The stalwart players that they are the group waited and waited and finally were rewarded with the rain stopping. The skies remained overcast with occasional glimpses of the sun. No one expected long rolls on the fairway and they didn’t get any. Winter rules were applied whereas players were permitted to lift their ball, clean the mud off, and replace it. In many cases that also necessitated taking the ball from a puddle of water and move to semi dry ground. Except for Dale (Crash) Murphy, most

Winner Dale Murphy on the left with his main supporter and wife, Pootida Murphy. On the right is Herbie Ishinaga. of the players didn’t fare well with a 33. Herbie also in the scores department. provided snacks as well as Back at Caddy Shack II, ham slices, sausages, and cards were tallied. Dale corned beef. As the players had a very respectable 40 settled in Caddy Shack II, with the next highest score the rains once again made going to Herbie Ishinaga their appearance.

good group of sixteen golfers departed Café Kronborg at the normal 0815 time and it was nice to welcome Ric Bevington from Canada, Anil Rikhye from Geneva, Switzerland, Les Hall from Sheffield in England & Bunt Moller from Denmark. Also good to see Mr Walter Baechli back from his brief

Bill Plath, The Admiral & Colin Swann visit to Japan. The journey took the normal 55 minutes and as the Greenwood car park was practically deserted we knew the course would be just about all ours and our first group teed off at 0945. There had obviously been considerable rain overnight

as the fairways were very wet in places but otherwise the course was in great shape and as usual the greens were fairly quick and very true. It was hot and sticky, particularly towards the end but we were rain free and managed to complete our round in four hours and twenty minutes which included a couple of much needed drink breaks. As the scores reflected most people found it somewhat tough and no-one was able to get within less than three shots of playing to their handicap. We had A Flight at 0 to 17 and B Flight for 18 and upwards. Bill Plath took out first place in A flight and Walter Baechli was second on a count back

from yours truly. Interesting to note that all three winners in A Flight had a handicap of 15. In B flight the winner was the consistent Colin Swann from Alan Ewing in second place and Mike Winfield in third. Results for Greenwood: A Flight 1st – Bill Plath (15) – 33 points 2nd – Walter Baechli (15) – 31 points 3rd – Peter Blackburn (15) – 31 points B Flight 1st – Colin Swann (24) – 33 points 2nd – Alan Ewing (24) – 32 points 3rd – Mike Winfield (21) – 31 points

Golf from Tropical Bert’s

by Thomas Cotton

Treasure Hill Stableford With a reasonable rate for PSC and a course that has been in good shape we returned to this venue for the third time in as many months. After a day of rain on Thursday many were skeptical of the weather for Friday. Bright blue skies were reported early in the morning, but by the time we reached the course, the dark clouds had gathered and the first group teed off in a drizzle. This did not last long and soon the sky was mostly blue and other than some very wet spots and carts restricted to certain pathways, the round proceeded until the last couple of holes, when again a light drizzle hit us for several minutes. Even with

Don Carmody, Joel Flor, John Binns, Steve Hamstad the recent rains, the course Tuesday and Friday from was in acceptable condition Tropical Bert’s and golfers of but playing long and, with all levels are welcome. Results: some tricky pin positions, 1st: Joel Flor (16), 36 pts, playing to handicap was most 2nd: Steve Hamstad (12), difficult. Back at Tropical Bert’s the 35 pts, 3rd: LC Short (25), 33 pts, scoring was tabulated while several dug into the special on count-back over, Nigel Perry, Mick O’Meara, of the day, traditional Friday Fish ‘N Chips. We play every and Neil Shaw.

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ar owner possible suicide: Trevor Hawley, better known among Pattaya and Bangkok bar owners simply by his initials TJ, was found dead in a hotel room in South Pattaya at the start of October. According to early reports it appeared TJ, the owner of the formerly very popular Coyotees gogo in Soi Marina Plaza, had allegedly committed suicide by ingesting a large quantity of sleeping pills. Questions have since been raised that this was not the case and his demise may be a little more suspicious. Coyotees had been raided on a few occasions in recent times and was suffering in a business sense as a consequence. The latest raid had resulted in TJ and a slew of dancers being hauled off to the local plod shop to explain the short-time rooms and the naked shows. That TJ was, so it is claimed, practically bankrupt financially, meant he was unable to supply the necessary funds required to make these kinds of issues go away. There was an early rumour TJ might have somehow faked his own death and scarpered to Cambodia, ala John Stonehouse style (the British MP who was later found in Australia). This theory I believe has been well and truly scotched. Many bar owners in Pattaya didn’t have a good word to say about TJ, for a variety of reasons, most of them centring on his blatant attempts to lure the youngest and best looking dancers to come and work for him. He was quite successful at enticing talent and this, not unnaturally, angered other business operators. Personally I didn’t mind him and, by and large, found him straight enough to deal with. He was a ladies man through and through rather than ‘one of the boys’. He knew from

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the start Coyotees would struggle to get passing trade and no matter what anyone says about him he succeeded in spades in a location that was always one of Fun Town’s black holes. For the nocturnalists: It is now, arguably, the most popular and well-patronised late night (and into the early morning) disco in Pattaya. Club Insomnia, which is well named, has been known to open as late as 7:00am (you didn’t hear that from me) and even at that time, a couple of hours after sparrow fart, it is packed to the gunwales. Just how the Marine and Marine 2 discos are staying viable is hard to fathom. Both have that tired and careworn look and are a far cry from being the place to be in the hours after 2:00am. Price is no real object: Although I know a lot of people who aren’t impressed by the wallet-raping pricing structure in the What’s Up soap-suds r us go-go (Soi 15), the joint continues to do a roaring trade. Admittedly, many of those unhappy about the prices (for example, 115 baht for a glass of lolly water and 125 baht for an amber fluid) tend to have one drink instead of three before leaving. For holiday-makers with a two-week wallet load of personality, they don’t care. The management of What’s Up at least continues to adhere to the strategies that made it one of the most popular places in Fun Town: lots of soapy water and exposed mammaries allied to a tactile experience for many imbibers. Up, Up and Away: I have never been a great fan of the go-go’s run by the personable Khun Nui, but I have to admit she has well and truly outdone herself with the Airport go-go (Walking Street). A narrow Cuban cigar-length den her first smart move in

the early days was to have a number of very attractive young ladies out the front dressed like airline hostesses. If they happened to work for a real airline I have no doubt it would be the most well patronised in the history of air travel. Initially, the dancing maidens were an average crew, but in recent times Nui seems to have attracted a genuinely top-notch gaggle of wallet emptiers and mattress actresses. The den is somewhat derivative: the white walls reminiscent of good places like Heaven Above while the Jacuzzi with its non-stop running water no doubt reminds punters of What’s Up. The place was packed with revellers and around 50 dancing damsels. The music was good car alarm (yes, there really is such a thing), draught amber is 85 baht, and there wasn’t a PAD demonstrator is sight, so it looks like the place should stay open. Arguably, Airport now rates as one of the mustvisit go-go’s in Fun Town. A short stroll on the Dark Side: The eastern side of Pattaya just seems to be getting busier and busier with more little bars opening almost every week. Most cater to a regular expat clientele, which is hardly surprising given that the majority of two-week millionaires only see Sukhumvit Road when arriving and leaving. A friend and I trekked off one lazy afternoon for an inspection of a few bars along Soi Khao Noi. We started at the Black Sheep (I’m reliably informed it is owned by a man from New Zealand, hence the affinity with little woolly creatures). It’s at the top end of Soi Khao Noi and has only been operational for a short period. There’s a free pool table, lolly water is 35 baht and bottled amber fluid is 60 baht. During happy hour, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, the amber nectar is just 50 baht a bottle. The ladies whose hands are magnetically drawn to the nether regions of customers were a friendly if somewhat average crew, but the bar was reasonably busy. We next dropped into the Banana bar, further down the road heading towards Sukhumvit. We didn’t stay for the simple reason the place looked as if it had just opened and the four or five employees were still applying war paint between slurping on bowls of noodles. Instead we took ourselves off to the Paradise bar. It has changed a little since my

last visit: opening up the front entrance and thereby making the bar inside lighter. As with most Sierra Tango joints the one-eyed trouser snake aficionados are a friendly crew and by and large an alluring bunch. Actually, they seem to have a predilection for getting very up close and personal with the blueveined monster; shyness is not a trait to be found on their CV. Bottled amber fluid is 60 baht while lolly water is just 30 baht. There is, like Black Sheep, a free pool table. Still in the top ranks: The Peppermint go-go (Walking Street) might no longer be considered the best in Pattaya, but it remains a wellrun and reasonably popular venue. As I’ve mentioned before, the mammary flashing barmaids have gone, but the centre stage, table dancers, the euphemistically called ‘pussy corner’, and the somewhat strange rear cage sections all remain. While the overall quality of the dancing damsels isn’t what it was compared to a few years ago, the same comment could be applied to every go-go in Pattaya. As far as numbers are concerned, the place is well stocked and so there should be something for everyone. Happy hour offers almost all thirst quenchers at just 55 baht until about 9:30pm. The remix style of music is not for everyone, although I personally quite like it, as the DJ seems to have picked the best of what’s available. How long is a piece of string? I fancy among the reasons the World Wide gogo (Beach Road, between Soi 7 and 8) does quite well is that it looks fairly fresh and clean inside and the dancing damsels look much the same, overdressed as they are in short skirts and bikini tops. Of course, being on the main road with plenty of passing foot traffic doesn’t hurt. The preferred discounted libation is draught amber fluid at 50 baht, while bottled amber froth is 70 baht. There are usually just six dancers on the central stage with most of the other 20 or so hiding in corners. They’re an average lot in the main, although, as with most places, there are a couple quite easy on the eye. The attempt at titillation comes by way of some tedious and boring shows. One involves four girls with very long lengths of coloured string. This is shoved into a place where the sun doesn’t shine and the dancers extract the said string while on stage

and wrap it between the various chrome poles. It’s about as erotic as watching a vet castrate a sheep with a rusty knife. Bit of an iron: I used to be a great fan of the old 1980s British TV series Minder. One of the Cockney rhyming slang terms I recall from that series was the word ‘iron’, used to describe a homosexual. So, you can imagine my surprise when I learnt the new gogo located right next door to Airport has the name Iron Club. Fortunately, the operators have added the phrase ‘exclusive Wild Girls’ underneath. So, at least in know we are dealing with a

distaff go-go bar, although even that term ‘wild girls’ could be construed in such a way as to suggest the dancing damsels have been trapped by persons engaged in a safari in the wilds of Issan. Opened at the start of October, an early spy -who admits he had indulged in a few pots of the amber froth- suggests the ladies of the chrome pole were a friendly and reasonably attractive crew with draught at 65 baht. Piece of Pith: From the 1960s-1970s program Hollywood Squares: Q. What is a good reason for pounding meat? A. Loneliness.


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Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across

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1 Agreement with new university stopping 2 Croatian regularly dispenses with shower, homework (6) perhaps (9) 5 Relish tight spot (6) 3 Like a dead parrot, held back by pheromones? 8 Field marshal starting military expedition (2,4) refutes one hoping to lose (7) 4 Rod goes to conference centre on a horse (9) 9 Union leader’s documents about poor people 5 The governor with fruit (5) (7) 6 Influential group, as in mountainous region (8) 11 Rough and rude, the waterhen is swimming 7 Exploiter of others given shelter by church (5) (5,3,7) 8 Head almost understood man from Germany 12 Vessel heading for disaster? responsible for hankypanky (11) In what way? (4) 10 Under 18, young rock star (11) 13 Safeguard cast on a picture 14 Not wanting to be shot (6-3) (10) 15 Ad-lib one’s better without (9) 17 Science not entirely accepted by grand 16 Star ties knots for entertainers (8) English epicure (10) 19 Spoil a little rascal with a bit of music (6) 18 Primarily sick people at such resorts? (4) 21 By the sound of it, extra large top (5) 20 Doctor never reimposing herbal remedy 22 On stage one waited for exit before Act Two source (7,8) started (5) 23 Cathy worked and Edward went sailing (7) 24 Farm in Victoria, say? (7) 25 Wally has empty suitcase in wardrobe (6) 26 Delivery from archbishop’s place to outskirts of Exeter (6)

Hope you enjoy the Crossword

Sudoku Puzzle

Find the word which, when placed after the first word & before the second To solve the puzzle, each row, column and word, will form two more words. box must contain each of the numbers 1 to Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 9. Solution on page 42. 6 5

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

Transfers are useful Just about the most colourful opening bid in bridge is one no trump. It gives a fairly close point count (15-17 usually according to partnership agreement) although some older players still use it weak (12-14 points which has some pre-emptive value against the opposition) or even very weak 10-12 (mistakenly called the

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.

mini no trump). The responder has many choices in replying to one no trump according to the shape of his hand: Stayman asking about a four card major and Transfers are just two of the options. In today’s deal, your partner opens one no trump (15-17) and you hold ♠ Q 10 9 8 7 6, ♥ A 6 2, ♦ 6 3 2, ♣ 5. The right hand opponent passes, so what do you say? In olden times,

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Th e V illage

36 Pattaya Today

Vol. 9 No. 03  16 - 31 October 2009

Lunch or Dine in a Lush Garden Setting by Mick and Di The Food Lovers

The delightful Village complex is located on the corner of Soi Chaiyapruk and Sukhumvit Road, Jomtien. Nestling beside the hubbub of Thailand’s main arterial highway and, mostly undiscovered, lies this prettiest of landscaped gardens embellished with ornamental water features, lakes, fish ponds, Japanese timber bridges, rockeries, manicured plants and grasses. This enchanting setting is the beautiful locale for the following two new establishments.

Suzette

Sited at the north end of The Village this speciality French-style creperie is run by the charming Tossana and offers, for the first time in Jomtien, authentic buckwheat crepes to suit the savoury or sweet-toothed customer. Although a bijou crepe bar it is big on flavour and quality of ingredients. Always made to order these Gallic pancakes come packed with a variety of fillings: blue cheese, bacon and walnuts, Paris or black forest ham, cream and Emmenthal (B.75) plus many more creative concoctions. Mick and I are savoury lovers so when offered a sample crepe recently we opted for coppa, goat cheese and thyme (B.130) for Mick and a smoked salmon, cream and caper assemblage for myself. The crepe itself is light and flavoursome, the filling exceedingly appetising and the whole concept yummy and scrumptious. The savoury crepes are can be accompanied by a crunchy, fresh (hydroponically grown) bowl of salad complete with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and speciality salt and

Dear Food Lovers,

Zack’s Wine & Cheese Lounge

peppers. The famous French snack Croque Monsieur and Madam is also available along with Suzette’s speciality club sandwich (B.100). To complement our crepes and to retain the French

flavour we were imbibing an excellent dry cider (Duche de Longueville) at B.90 per glass. A sweet version is also available and would be a perfect partner for one of the sweet crepes with molten

Hersey chocolate and walnuts, chestnut puree with whipped cream or rich nutella with almonds and caramel (B.90). The eponymous Suzette is, of course, available and can be ordered with bananas, strawberries, vanilla ice cream, or Hersey chocolate all drenched in orange juice, and flamed in Cointreau. Do visit Suzette soon and discover for yourself why these crepes are so beloved in France that they are now considered a national dish and, as is traditional, enjoy a glass (or two!) of French cider as you relax in the tropical garden paradise of The Village. Suzette is open every day from 10.00 am - for evening visits please call in advance. Tel: 085 431 6190 or visit www.blogspot.com.

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My kids love to mess around in the kitchen. Do you have a recipe that would get them excited and give them a fun time? Regards, Lynda. Dear Lynda, What about a Roald Dahl recipe – Wonka’s Nutty Crunch Surprise? That should bring smiles to their little faces. However, it will need your supervision. Have fun! WILLY WONKA’S CHOCOLATE SURPRISE You will need Pyrex bowl Saucepan

Sited on the south west of The Village beside the band stand in this stunning garden is Zack’s Wine & Cheese Lounge. Inside it is laidback and restful with a large, comfy sofa and easy chairs in which to relax and unravel from the day. The terrace provides more comfort with upholstered patio furniture and trendy bean bags in which to take it easy and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The House wine at Zach’s is from a gold medalists winery - the Chilean Wine Producer of 2008, Santa Alicia. The a la carte wine selection has been carefully chosen with many labels recommended from such illustrious publications as The Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate. All pedigreed wines indeed (prices from B.995 a bottle) and we urge all you oenophiles to come and see for yourself. Mick and I enjoyed a top notch bottle of Santa Alicia Gran Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon which proved a marriage made in heaven when supped with Zach’s platter of luxury cheeses. Only the best French and Swiss cheeses are flown in to be served here. Tomme du Berger from Province, St. Felicien from the Rhone, and Bleu d’Auvergne are just a few of the exciting

names that are on offer on this menu. Speciality cheese platters are served here and are accompanied by a glass of red or white house wine. Cheeses on offer are Brie Cantorel, Stilton (B.425),

Camembert au lait ru or Yerbe d’or (B.450), New Zealand cheddar, Monzzeller and other world-class classic names. Wine buffs listen up; at present every bottle of wine ordered on Friday between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm will be

accompanied by a free basket of cheeses plus there is a 30% discount on all drinks and also – one for your diaries: October 31st at 2.00 pm (till approx 10.00 pm) Zach’s will be hosting an exclusive wine tasting. A string quartet will play out on the lawn, snacks and cheese will be available and Zach’s finest selection of wines can be tasted. Please phone Zach for a reservation. For wine and cheese lovers this is a treasure of a discovery. Set into a pastoral, tropical haven is this quality wine bar serving some of the best cheeses in the world in an ambiance of friendliness and cordiality – could we possibly wish for more? Open daily from midday. For evening visits please call in advance. Tel: 08 6147 2479 or email bwatkinz@ msn.com.

Greaseproof paper 20cmx25cm shallow tin, greased and lined with greaseproof paper 200g plain chocolate, broken into small pieces 50g butter 5 tbsp golden syrup 165g Rich Tea biscuits, finely crushed 75g flaked almonds 25g Rice Krispies A few drops of vanilla essence For the nutty crunch: 50g flaked almonds, finely chopped 100g granulated sugar 2 tbsp water For the chocolate coating: 200g milk chocolate, broken into small pieces What you need to do 1. Put the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a Pyrex bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Alternatively, place in microwave oven and cook on high for 1 ½ min. 2. Add the almonds, crushed biscuits, Rice Krispies and vanilla essence and mix well. 3. Spoon the mixture into the lined tin and press down firmly with the back of a fork, creating a level surface. 4. Allow to cool in the fridge, and then cut into bars. 5. Then make the nutty crunch: begin by placing the water and sugar into a small saucepan. Leave on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Do not stir, but occasionally swirl the pan around gently. Increase the heat and continue stirring until the sugar caramelises and turns golden brown, approximately 2-3 min. 6. Remove from the heat, add the chopped almonds, and, working quickly, stir thoroughly and dip one end of the bars in the mixture. 7. Melt the chocolate in the Pyrex bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water, or microwave it. Once it has melted, remove from the heat and dip the opposite end of each bar in the chocolate. 8. Leave to cool on a sheet of greaseproof paper before eating – they won’t last long!

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Startz Diner

Vol. 9 No. 03  16 - 31 October 2009

Eat to the Beat Buffet Dinners

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Just last week Mick and I found ourselves face to face with Gwen Stefani’s black sparkle tank top, Eric Clapton’s double breasted denim jacket, Sting’s green English army officers jacket, Madonna’s zebra striped jacket, and Cher’s black satin bell bottomed trousers and sequined top. Were we invitees to Simon Cowell’s 50th birthday party bash? No, we were strolling around Pattaya’s Hard Rock Hotel’s foyer and marveling at its eclectic collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. It was way back in 1971 when the first Hard Rock Café opened in a converted Rolls-Royce showroom on Hyde Park Corner, London. Since then it has developed into a multifaceted corporation which includes restaurants and hotels worldwide plus the largest collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia on the planet. Just a word about how the incredible collection began. Eric Clapton, a regular customer at the original Hard Rock Café in London, asked the staff if he could hang his guitar on the wall to mark his favorite barstool as ‘his spot”. They did, and one week later, a package from The Who’s, Pete Townshend, arrived with a guitar and a note bearing the message, ‘Mine’s as

good as his! Love, Pete’ and so started the HR’s memorabilia phenomenon. The first time we visited this hotel we were blown away by the sheer pizzazz and snazziness of it all. Subsequent visits have not diminished our first impression. There is an excitement here that pervades everything from the minute you arrive. At the Hard Rock Café, the famous menu draws its inspiration from the U.S. and Mexico, however, on this occasion Mick and I were here to enjoy the delights of The Startz Diner. Eye boggling celebrity guitars adorn the walls as well as much loved pop art of the Beatles plus a mural of the fab four strutting their stuff over the legendary Abbey Road crossing. The restaurant offers indoor/ outdoor seating and there is always an interesting vibe as this is the hotel’s

all day diner (located on the ground floor) and it is here that their rock ‘n’ roll a la carte menu is served around the clock. We were there to experience the B.750 ++ all-you-can-eat buffet which includes free flow wine, beer, soft drinks plus 100 Pipers Whisky (18.30 to 21.30) and to discover for ourselves why it has so many devotees. Saturday nights the buffet is even further

enhanced by the appearance of a whole spit-roasted pig (B.950 ++). The buffet sets off with a superb selection of fresh, vibrant salad leaves, dressings and cold appetiser dishes nestling alongside freshly rolled sushi and glistening sashimi which segues into Asian and Western soups, pan fried sole,

crispy calamari, a bubbling seafood gratinee bake, chicken green curry and much, much more. The Singaporean, Thai, Italian and Indian chefs collaborate closely to produce a unique buffet of diverse and delicious proportions. We particularly enjoyed the paneer muteer, super-fresh nan bread and the river prawns in curry powder. The fragrant bouquet of barbequed seafood wafting on the breeze drew us out onto the terrace and the BBQ station. Soon we were tucking into these barbequed beauties and enjoying a glass or two of the free flow house wine. The dessert table offers mouth-watering, exquisite miniature confections to please the most discerning dessert lover while the cheese board was stocked with liberal portions of

Emmenthal, Brie, Munster, and a scrumptuous Reblochon de Savoie which is where our taste buds brought the curtain down on our excellent eatto-the-beat buffet dinner. On the occasion of Hard Rock Pattaya’s 10th Anniversary their Pinktober promotion supports national and international breast cancer awareness charities. In particular every glass of Pinktober cocktail or mocktail (together with specially designed merchandise) will be donated to this deserving cause giving us all another admirable reason to visit this hip hotel. Nostalgia and twenty first century technology shake hands at the Hard Rock Hotel and it truly rocks on so many levels. Visit their website and discover the countless promotions on offer and the exciting up-coming events there’s always something happening here proving the old saying, “you can’t stop rock ‘n’ roll”. In closing, we’d like to say (Sorry!): “It’s Now or Never”, so put on those “Blue Suede Shoes”, give “Johhny B. Goode” a call and “Riding Along in Your Automobile”, get down to the Hard Rock Hotel for a “Rocking’ Good Time”! Hard Rock Hotel is situated on Beach Road Pattaya. Hard Rock Café and The Startz Diner are open daily. Café from 11.00 am till late, The Startz Diner around-theclock. Tel: (038) 426 635. Website: www. hardrockhotels.net.

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(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 Tesco-Lotus and Big-C at North Pattaya. Very good monthly return and low land lease costs. Selling price: 2.9 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 3159. (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. (ptbo-c0409)Bar for Sale. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai) Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : jordygwaping@ yahoo.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 BS1033: This steak house Restaurant has just come on the market. Fully functional kitchen inclusive of all bar and furniture This business is located in south Pattaya on a busy road. Must sell quickly at the price of 5.5million o.n.o 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/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Business for sale at Thip Plaza-Pattaya Beach for 1.7 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ info@thailiving.net / 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. (ptbo- p0209) Thai Restaurant for Sale. Urgent Sale, All Equipment included, Soi Make in Thailand Opposite Central Beach. 420,000 bht. Call 084 928 7489 or 087 050 9197. (ptbo-f0309)Extraordinary Possibility!!! Because of Moving Home Playing Machine for Sale with Company. Tel.: 080 571 4910 (ptbo-ml0409) International Bar Restaurant. Northeast Thailand For Sale! Large Restaurant, Bar Area, Pool Table, Internet, Large Screens TV’s. European Kitchen,

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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, 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@ pattayahousebuilders.com SPECTACULAR TOWN HOUSE 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 HuaHin,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.

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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. 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. HS1289: This 3 bedroom property is located in east Pattaya not to far away from the Mulligan’s Irish pub at Maprachan Lake. It has a European kitchen and fully furnished, land size is 400sqm, A/C, private swimming pool included. Just been reduced from 4.47 to 3.5million!! Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1275: This property has just been placed on the market. The property is 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern furniture and a fitted European kitchen with all modern appliances, 120sqm living space new house for a first time buyer at only 2.2 million! Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1258: This property is located in Greenfeild villas 2 and has just been reduced in price. A very nice property with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathroom full A/C and full furniture and Euro kitchen, small garden and complete with private pool. Priced at 5.7 million or a deal of 88,000 pounds in the UK!! Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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HS1283: This 2 storey property has just come available located in east Pattaya. The property sits on 800sqm land, 252sqm of living space, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, European kitchen, A/C and inclusive of private swimming pool! Priced at 7.7 million!!! Call us 084 780 8457 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net

Classified 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 364514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net 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 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

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Fax: (038) 374535 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

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.

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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-inpattaya.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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Central Park 1, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 3bed/3bath, 67 sq.wah. for 22,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net

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Thai Living: Central Park 2, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 2bed/3bath, 40 sq.wah. For 18,000THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net HR0129: This property located in east Pattaya in Green Field Villas 2 has just been reduced in price from 50,000 to 40,000bht!! It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. Private swimming pool, UBC & Internet, Big Garden! What more can you ask for???P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1196: This large bungalow has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, located in View Talay Villas is fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, ADSL ,Satellite TV, private swimming pool with Jacuzzi, office area. Priced at 100,000 p/m. short term is available. Call for more info 084 944 2541 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 HR1193: These private 2 storey properties are located in Pratamnak. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and modern furniture, European kitchen, ADSL, UBC and communal swimming pool also inclusive of CCTV for extra peace of mind. Priced at 28,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

HR1195: These properties are located in Jomtien in a small development of 6-8 bungalows. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL, private swimming pool only30, 000bht p/m. short term available. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1185: This house has just recently come available and is located in Naklua. Consists of 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. Priced very reasonable for this size house at 30,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1192: This property is located in East Pattaya. It is a 2 storey Townhouse inclusive of 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Euro kitchen. The owner needs to rent quickly as they have gone back to the UK priced at 12,000bht Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1179: This private property is located in East Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with private pool and inclusive of ADSL line already. Cheapest pool house in Pattaya! Priced at 20,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1180: This property is located near the crocodile farm in east Pattaya. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 23,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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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 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

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

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Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com New 2 storey shophouse units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/ kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME- 3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS

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(pta-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 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. Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wi-fi Rent: 3,000/ month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@PattayaOceanProperty. com Ref: POP 1085

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Casa Paradise Condominium Soi 6 , Pratamnak Close to Pattaya Park. 53 sqm. 4th floor,Corner Studio in Need of Refurbishment with 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 : info@pacpattaya.com

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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: info@pacpattaya.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: info@pacpattaya.com 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: info@pacpattaya.com Royal Beach Condominium 200 Metres From Cozy Beach Pratumnak. 38 sqm 9th floor studio, beautifully renovated with quality furniture, LCD TV and more. Nice balcony for beautiful sea views. A lovely room in a prestige area. Fantastic bargain 1.3 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Baan Suan Lalana Condominium, 84 Sq. M., 5th Floor (Top Floor). Huge balcony for sea views, 1 bedroom with built-in wardrobes, 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: info@pacpattaya.com

Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com 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 1.6 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com 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: info@pacpattaya.com Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com,e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com 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.)


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(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, pitipity@hotmail.com. 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!

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(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. (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.

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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 build-in 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. CS1212: This apartment is located in the Residence Jomtien. A newly renovated Studio apartment of 53sqm, Euro kitchen, A/C, fully furnished with great views of the swimming pool, foreign quota, inclusive of tenant for the investor to gain capital! Priced at 2.7 million. Call for more info 038-37 3966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1321: The Avenue condo under construction as we speak and will be complete December. 1 studio available, come complete with euro kitchen, A/C and located looking over the communal pool on the 4th floor, foreign quota an investment not to miss! Price at 2.108million CHEAPEST UNIT AVAILABLE! Call for more info 08-4780 8457or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1331: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien. 42sqm fully furnished, kitchenette, A/C, foreign name 1.1million! What more can you ask for? Call for more info 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

CS1343: New studio apartment located in the View Talay 3, Jomtien. 48sqm over looking the grand swimming pool and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Priced at 2.85 million! Call for more info 08-1761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1138: Brand new renovation 1 bedroom apartment located in the center of pattaya, 72sqm, euro kitchen, fully furnished, A/C, a must see unit. Available at only 3.95m 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net/ 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net


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Thai Living: Northshore Condominium, 80 sq.m, high floor (North facing), For 5.9 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364514-5/ info@thailiving.net / 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 / info@thailiving.net / 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: theavenue residence@hotmail.com, www.avenue-residence.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: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroup thailand.com, E-mail : nova miragecondo@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 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

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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 Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Splendid investment opportunity! For sale 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

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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 Condo minium 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


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Condo for Sale

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 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 Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Low dues. Free Cable.Near Immig. Post Office. Private Sale. Foreign name. B1.29M. English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. PRICE REDUCED: Baan Suan Lalana Lowest Priced 84 SQM in Foreign Name Sale Priced: 2,100,000 Baht Covered Parking, Near Communal Pool. Tennis Courts. Building C-1. Double wide Balcony. Just Remodeled 50/50 on Transfer Fees CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS

17th Floor Direct Oceanfront View Talay 7 (Jomtien) 86 sqm; Empty Shell on the 17th Floor. 50% now and balance upon completion of building. Jomtien Side Foreign name. Priced at: 6,900,000 Baht. Due for Completion in Early 2010 (no busy road to cross) just walk out direct to the beach in front. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Very Nice & Affordable Price!!! Furnished Studio for Sale. Special price in Nirun Grand Ville Condo, this 37 sqm. Studio on the 14th. Floor is offered at an absolutely knockdown price by the owner... a great opportunity to purchase at a bargain price and live in the heart of pattaya. 1.25 Million Call now 038 723 995 www.property-in-pattaya.com Northpoint - Two Bedroom Unit On Hight Floor In South Tower This is a superbly located , two bedroom unit South Tower at Northpoint, prime beachfront. The finished properties boast European kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, top-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, , gorgeous swimming pools, lovely beachfront, sea views. Ref Code: NTPT0006 Sale Price 15,000,000 THB Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com

Condo for Rent

(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,

Classified 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. 12,000-28,800 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 : glenzsky@yahoo.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: info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845. 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD

TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com 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 18,000-22,000 Baht per month. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.

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Fax: (038) 374535 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 @ 55,00060,000 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: novapark@loxinfo.co.th, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail : pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1190: 1 Bedroom apartment located in Jomtien area has just been refreshed with a lick of paint and new furniture to a high standard, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C at only 22,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1200: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartments located in Pratamnak with fantastic views of Koh Larn island. All complete with full furniture, European kitchens, Free Internet.200sqm and your own private elevator to the apartment!! Only 50,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 50,000 P/M view http://www.pattayaproperty.biz/index.asp to view pictures or call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1196: 1 bedroom apartment for rent located in S2 Jomtien Beach on the 9th floor with 68Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great sea views only 18,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1101: Studio apartment located in View Talay 2 on the 12th floor, Pattaya side, and 37 sq, m fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. Priced at 12,000p/m for 12 month contract.Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1176: Studio apartments located in Pratamnak , short and long term, fully furnished, internet available for 6 months lease, European kitchen and full A/C. 14,000 Per month call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1133: Newly renovated in Nova Mirage a studio apartment of 44sqm, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Internet available, 42’’ LCD. All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 15,000p/m and short term available.Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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CR1151: 2nd Floor studio apartment in Bann Sawan La Lana in Jomtien modern furniture, European kitchen, a must to view 10,000 per month Call for more info before it’s too late!! 081 761 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.pattayaocean property.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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net

Classified 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net/ www. thailiving.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 Tesco-Lotus 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 pappa@csloxinfo. 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

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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 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


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Condo for Rent

Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month or for sale for 7.5 Million Baht! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com 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 Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. View Talay Villas home 1 bedroom and 1 unsuited bathroom plus private swimming pool, 45,000 baht per month short term and 40,000 long term 6-12 months. Also have a. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Two Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint and security. A/C. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. B9500 monthly. English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887.

Land for Sale

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

Classified (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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving.net / 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / 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/ info@thailiving. net / 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. 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 premier@loxinfo. co.th Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th

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Fax: (038) 374535 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

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 trees-absolutely 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 premier@loxinfo. co.th 2 Rai Beachfront land in Jomtien for 25 Million Baht/Rai. If you are looking for land to build a beach front condominium or a small scaled up class housing project this is it! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087-021-3170 Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 thb Call 081 576 0035 www.countryproperty services.net


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Property Wanted

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 mikael@thaihus.com

Services Provided

(ptmsp-g0109)Travel Visas from 10,000 B. Translations 175 Bht/page. 084 105 4533. (ptmsp-p2208)Learn Thai/English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-vp0109)Visas Plus – births, marriage, certified translations, passport renewal, English first language, 038 757 527, 087 804 3943. Next door British Consulate Jomtien Soi 5. Lloyds Co., Ltd.

(pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885 We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations - Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaoceanpropperty. com, E-mail info@pattaya oceanproperty.com (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptfjv-em1908)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/ leveling/re-cushion, etc. Bought and sold/profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379.

Classified (ptmsp-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptmsp-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptmsp-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783. Do You Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun, Easy and Effective Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native eligible, professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment. Call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. *Email: thankful. knowledge@gmail.com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal)

Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@hotmail. com. Visit their website www.skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai) If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: info@ssallinone.com 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 pappa@csloxinfo.com

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Service Provided

(ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling /re-cushion, etc. Bought and sold/profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0509)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) WE 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

Job Wanted

Im a Filipina Looking for a Job as a nanny or housekeeper full time or part time around Pattaya or Bangkok, pls. call at 084 561 2566.

Job Vacancies

Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41. (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. (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.


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Job Vacancies

(ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. (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_pattaya@ hotmail.com

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 computer skill. Applications by email: Petri@homeproperties pattaya.com Tel. 086 156 8925 or 038 303 25. (ptjv-n0309) STAFF WANTED for TRAVEL AGENCY in Pattaya, should speak and write fluent English. Other language a bonus. Good PC-knowledge in Word, Excel. At least 2 year experience in a travel agency. Should know the Amadeus booking system. Please send your CV and resume to nut@anubispotal. com or/and phone up 081 158 3634 Khun Nut.

Classified Heights Holdings Co.,Ltd. Is a real estate development company focusing on luxury residential development. We are now looking for Foreigner Sale Manager who has experience in real estate business. Please submit your resume with full details of qualifications, experience, portfolio current & expected salary. Call 038 364 877 Email nana@heightsholdings.com or Ticha@ heights-holding.com We are property development company. Urgently, looking for Accounting Officer. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Good knowledge in tax accounting program quick book and Express etc. Must have good command of English Please Contact : Pui@heights-holdings.com Tel.: 087 150 2801.

Travel

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

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(ptfvs-t0209)Suzuki bike 79000 km good condition 8000.- Tel 084 865 1355. (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.

Pets

Urgently need loving safe home for 2 months puppy. I have nursed her broken leg to good as new she is a joy. If can help please call 085 284 7731. Persian Cat for sale. many colours and age to choose. please call 086 7803 791. Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081-983-4182 Kim

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Gian’s in a class of their own

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs represented by Mr. Ranjith Chandrasiri recently held one of their fantastic fine dining events on the 5th October. The venue chosen for this event was Gian’s Italian Restaurant represented by Mr. Guido. The evening turned out to be a great success for all of the Chaîne members as Mr. Guido and his chefs and staff prepared exquisite foods and wines for all members and guests. As the evening came to an end Mr. Ranjith Chandrasiri awarded Mr. Guido’s Head Chef Khun Pachara and head Waiter Khun Soros with certificates of appreciation for the fantastic evening on behalf of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Harrow International School Receives the Royal Seal of Approval

It was with great pride and honour that Harrow International School Bangkok received His Royal Highness Prince Andrew this morning (Thursday October 8th.) Graciously overseeing the opening of our new Infant Building, Prince Andrew also toured the school accompanied by Harrow’s Head Master, Mr. Kevin Riley. The Infant Building is designed for students in Years 1 and 2, allowing them to develop in a supportive and stimulating environment as they continue their journey along the British National Curriculum, started in the Early Years Centre with the Foundation Stage.

His Royal Highness did Harrow the honour of visiting us as part of his role in promoting British trade across the world. As Harrow develops its networks of schools across Asia, we are delighted to be part of this vital strategy. Harrow Bangkok has a sister school in Beijing and will be opening in Hong Kong in 2012. There are also plans to open in Dubai and India in the near future.

Receiving his Royal Highness is the highlight of our 11 years in Thailand and his Royal seal of approval allows us to face the future with great confidence. The Harrow Foundation and British trade are key exports that are mutually supportive. Absolute insistence on the highest quality and standards are the cornerstones by which each partner thrives. These are timeless approaches rooted in the past but universally relevant.


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Roger Rabbit collects his MBE

Over the last twenty years a London Cab Driver, Derek McCarrick, has not only amused thousands of spectators, but he has also raised in excess of £200,000 for Leukaemia Research, by taking part in marathons and half marathons. What makes him such a spectacle and a firm favourite with the crowds of all ages? The fact that he achieves these staggering accomplishments whilst dressed up as the cartoon character ‘Roger Rabbit’. He was recently honoured for his great services to charity in the New Year Honours List, and on the 2nd of June this year, he visited Buckingham Palace in London and received this prestigious award from Her Majesty the Queen. When 73 year old Derek received notification of his award from the Palace he was flabbergasted, “It was fantastic, when I got the letter I read the first two lines and my knees went weak, I had to put it away and look at it later”. After receiving his award at the Palace, Derek, who lived in Minster, Isle of Sheppey said, “I’m absolutely thrilled, but its the Rabbit that made all the money”. Derek started his marathon running after a close friend lost his daughter to Leukaemia. Derek is now a resident of Pattaya and is taking a well deserved rest, however, is it possible that we will see the Rabbit running along Beach Road, I don’t know, we will just have to wait and see. Our congratulations go out to Derek on this well deserved award.

Overseas Performers at Manhattan Restaurant

On a one night return visit to Pattaya’s Manhattan’s Restaurant on Thappraya Road, Philippine singer M/s Precy Limbaga, introduced a well known Malaysian base guitar player Mick Barker. He has played in S.E. Asia and even in Oman in the Middle East and in later years has been a back-up base guitarist to some very famous singers. Based in either Manila or Bangkok, Precy Limbaga sings a wide range of popular songs and performs in S.E Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Check the Manhattan Restaurant website for details of their next special monthly event, or phone in for a fast check.

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