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Volume 9, Issue 04

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End in Sight for Jomtien Second Road Construction

The ongoing saga of the construction work being carried out on Jomtien Second Road will not be completed by the end of this year, as stated in the contract, but will carry on well into 2010. This is proving to be a nightmare for local residents, and in fact, anyone who has to go anywhere near the area. The idea behind the original plans for the Jomtien Project was to ease the traffic flow to the area and offer both local residents and visiting tourists a convenient alternative to the existing routes, and considerable ease traffic flow. The original deal was authorised by Khun Aphichart Phuetphan, Deputy Chief of Pattaya City Hall, Mrs.

Thaweelarp Sumetamarat, Director of the Bureau of Finance, and the Sultan of Technology Company as far back as June 2005. The new road project was part of the original plans to ease traffic flow around the city which was instigated in 1988. The construction project, which began way back in 2005, and as we said was due to be finished by the end of the present year, covers an area which includes the junction on Pattaya Third Road, passing through the Jomtien Curve, out of the back of Jomtien’s local road, through Chaiyapruek, before joining up and

connecting to the Sukhumvit Road. The project is 7.5Km in length and 30 metres wide, will accommodate six lanes of 3.5 metre width and incorporate two footpaths and drainage capabilities. There will be a central reservation along the whole length and will have the full range of traffic signals. Back in 2008 many businesses along the route felt the effects of the new project as over 500 people were contacted to give land to the government so the

project could proceed. In excess of 12.4 million baht has already been paid out in compensation to these individuals. However, after looking into the details of compensation in more detail, it has been revealed that many of the calculations are incorrect, some because their land had been converted for real estate construction and had a higher value, and other people who were paid out for illegal buildings that had been built on public land. The problems and delays that the wrong

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compensation payments have created have made it impossible for work to be completed on schedule. Recently local residents and businesses in the area have demanded that the authorities speed up the construction, in its present state, the road is worse than it has ever been, which has led to dreadful delays, massive amounts of dust, and flooding when it rains. This is having a negative result on the daily lives of the residents and business owners and many of them, who have to deal with the fiasco on a daily basis, are getting to the end of their patience. Authorities have apologised for the delay and assured them that the Continued on page 6


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Extra money awarded to Pattaya’s most vulnerable

Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Wutthisak Ruemkitjakarn, recently chaired a meeting attended by representatives from the Government Social Welfare Division and from each of Pattaya’s Local Communities, to choose additional disabled residents who will receive government support under the 2010 Budget. Local residents who wished to be considered for the support had to file a request and be approved by the

Division of Social Welfare Pattaya Branch. The support, of 1,000 baht per month, can be awarded to a wide range of local residents who are

in dire straights, including the disabled, Aids infected and the elderly within our community. This year saw 37 residents approved for the extra support.

Helping to keep Pattaya clean The Major Cineplex in conjunction with Pattaya City Hall recently organised an environmental campaign to encourage Pattaya residents to make a conscious effort to help keep clean the streets and public areas of our infamous city. In their latest campaign, over 200 local residents embarked on cleaning the beach at Jomtien, with over 1,700 metres of coastline getting a spring clean. The local residents were joined by Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, Deputy Chairman of Major Cineplex

Group, Khun Annawat Ongwasit, along with many City Officials, Administrators and staff from City Hall and the Major Cineplex Group. Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol explained that City Hall in

conjunction with many other private organisations would arrange similar cleaning programs on a regular basis. This will raise the natural beauty of the City and make it a more pleasant holiday destination for tourists

Loy Kratong Press Conference at City Hall One of Thailand’s most eagerly anticipated ‘Festival’ days is to celebrate Loy Kratong, and Pattaya is no exception. A Press Conference was recently held at Pattaya City Hall between City Hall Administrators and representatives from the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT), Pattaya Branch. The Loy Kratong Festival has been held for many years and is celebrated throughout the Kingdom. People get together to float their ‘Kratongs’, usually very beautiful homemade rafts adorned with flowers, believing that it will float away all the bad luck of the previous year and also to pay respect to the Mother of the Water’ This year the festival

will take place in Pattaya, and throughout the Kingdom, on the second of November, and will be celebrated in many different areas throughout the Pattaya area. The main event, being organised by Pattaya City Hall and TAT, will take place at Bali Hai Pier, with many highlights including

a concert featuring many famous Thai performers, a beauty pageant, plus loads of other interesting activities for both the local residents and visiting tourists. If you would like further information, please telephone the Hotline on 038-253128/29.


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Samui Fantasia 2009 For the third year running, gCircuit will be organising its Fantasia event, but this time the destination will not be in Bangkok, but the idyllic beaches of Samui. The island is no stranger to big party events, in fact Samui is famous for holding one of the biggest beach parties in the world, the Full Moon parties. For this year, on the 27th-

that “gCircuit will put its stamp on the beach party experience by having worldclass production, hot dancers, great giveaways and of course, a fun party!” He adds that gCircuit plans to hold its Fantasia event in Samui for at least a few more years and believes it will help to create a unique identity for Fantasia and serve as a good contrast

Chris Cox

Hector Fonseca to gCircuit’s other big event, Song Kran. gCircuit has just recently announced its plans for Samui Fantasia 2009. Boy Soup, the welcome pool party at world famous Nikki Beach, will feature Grammy nominated DJ/Producer, Chris Cox, of Thunderpuss fame. Over The Moon, the main beach event at X2 resort will be helmed by superstar DJ Hector Fonseca. Opening sets for both nights will be played by DJ Shigeki. This event will feature the debuts of all three world-class DJs and with their history, mindblowing music is guaranteed. Both parties will open till sunrise. Tom Tan, the other

Hard Rock Cafe celebrates its 8th Anniversary

One of Pattaya’s most famous landmarks, the ‘Hard Rock Café’, recently celebrated its 8th anniversary with many Thai and foreign tourists joining in with the special celebrations. Guest of Honour for the evening’s entertainment was Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, who together with the Assistant Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya Branch, Khun Akkarawit Theppasit, and the Hard Rock Hotel General Manager, George Hazard, welcomed the many guests and media companies attending this special occasion. The Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe have been an integral part of Pattaya for eight years and have been responsible for bringing 1,000’s of tourists to the ‘Land of Smiles’. The ‘Hard Rock’ is probably one of the most famous brands in the world, which in itself

attracts a huge following. The Cafe has been very successfully run from the hotel for eight years now, and even with tourists staying at other hotels, it is one of the main attractions, especially buying that all important memorabilia from the Cafe’s shop. The ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ is open every day from 11.00am to 2.00am, and every evening you can enjoy performances from one of Thailand’s leading Filipino bands. On the night of the special 8th Anniversary, the crowds were entertained by one of Thailand’s most famous bands, ‘Fahrenheit’, from Germany. Everyone had a fabulous evening, however, amongst many, the highlight of the evening was the special Champagne and cake cutting ceremony, celebrating the first eight years in Pattaya for one of the world’s most famous brands.

Banglamung Football Club Officially Launched

A recent Press Conference held at Pattaya City Hall was chaired in conjunction with Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, Banglamung City Chief, Khun Mongkhol Thammakittikhun, and the Mayor’s Advisor on Sport, Khun Phisai Panomwan

Na Ayutthaya, to officially announce the Banglamung Football Club to the general public. Thanks in many ways to the transmission of the English Premiership Matches, and the recent success of the Thailand National Football Team, a

28th of November, gCircuit will throw its version of the Full Moon party, aptly titled Samui Fantasia 2009, for the boys. With so many big circuit events held in the big cities around Asia, gCircuit feels it’s time to bring freshness to the party scene, and what better way to do it than to move away from the concrete city walls and host an event under the moonlit beaches of Samui. gCircuit believes open air partying with the backdrop of the moon, sea and sand as well as production to match will culminate to an amazing party experience. Sumet Srimuang, co-owner of gCircuit, assures

Vol. 9 No. 04  1 - 15 November 2009 owner of gCircuit expresses “the finale song will coincide with the sunrise and bring a wonderful conclusion to the parties.” Samui was chosen not only for its beautiful beaches, but also because of the wonderful selections of hotels. X2 resort, the official host hotel is already fully booked. gCircuit has just released its lineup of supporting hotels and the room rates offered start from as low as 1,500 Baht/night. The hotels being recommended range from the budget comfort to the highend to cater to customer’s needs. Bangkok Airways offers special airfares on the gCircuit’s website. Direct flights to Samui are available from Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya and Krabi. Firefly flies direct from Kuala Lumpur. More details with regards to hotel accommodation and airfare promotions are available on www.gcircuit.com. The Samui Fantasia 2009 is sponsored by Koh Samui Town Municipality, Tourism Association of Koh Samui, Bangkok Hospital – Samui, and many hotel sponsors from around the island namely (by alphabetical order) Anantara Koh Samui, Bandara Resort & Spa, Coconut Villa Resort and Spa, Coral Cove Chalet, X2, Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Fair House Villa & Spa, Four Seasons Resort, Ibis Samui Bophut, Imperial Hotel & Resort, Impiana Samui Resort & Spa, Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa, Le Bayburi the Sea

Samui, Nara Garden Beach Resort, New Star Beach Resort, Nora Beach Resort & Spa, Noraburi Resort & Spa, Sala Samui, Shasa Hotel, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Six Senses Hideaway Samui, The Kala, and Weekender Resort & Spa. Bonus Party for Samui Fantasia 2009: BeachOUT BeachOUT: “Parade On The Beach” Dance Party Venue: Weekender Resort & Spa, Lamai Beach Date 28 November 2009 Time: 4 pm – 8 pm gCircuit is excited to announce the addition of another party to Samui Fantasia 2009, BeachOUT. This event will be held at Weekender, on the beautiful Lamai Beach. The highlight of the event will be Samui’s very first parade on the beach. Expect extravagant costume s, wild sights, sexy boys and hot music. It’s Mardi Gras on the beach, Samui style. So make sure you join us for this outrageous party and get ready to join in the year’s sexiest parade! Oh, did we mention it’s free entry for everybody.

Illegal construction causes massive flooding

Pattaya City Hall are to get tough on building contractors who have caused major problems, during the recent heavy rainfall, with the main

canal leading to the sea that is responsible for quickly and effectively dispersing Pattaya’s rain water. In all 12 locations are to be visited

growing interest in football, or for the uneducated American readers, Soccer, has been steadily growing throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Team Manager of the New Banglamung Football Club is Khun Nirad Ritthirong, ably assisted by his assistant, Khun Suchart Khunjeng. The team will comprise of two international players, and will also include five players from the Thai National Team, not necessarily from Banglamung, this should bring a little colour and

experience to the new team. Footballers from eleven districts within the Chonburi area, Muang, Nongyai, Banbueng, Phanthong, Panatnikom, Koh Jan, Sattahip, Bothong, Sriracha, Koh Seechang, and the Banglamung District, will be eligible to compete for the other places in the team. The list of players for the new team must be submitted by the 1st January 2010, not less than 18 and no more than 30 allowed in the squad.

close to the South Pattaya Canal. As the canal is already very narrow, recent building projects have resulted in a huge amount of garbage and silt clay being added to the canal, making it impossible for the canal to drain effectively. This has caused major flooding problems throughout the whole of the city and Pattaya City Hall staff is to get tough with those construction companies who have violated the law. Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, along with City Officials and Engineers, recently paid a visit to the canal so they could see the problems for themselves.

They discovered that the canal, which is approximately two metres wide, is strewn with homemade bridges, most of them being secured to the bottom of the canal, making it impossible for the water to flow freely. The Deputy Mayor explained that many of the illegal constructions had been in place for many years, and that in July 2008, notifications were served to order their removal, these had been ignored by the builders and City Hall had not followed up as they should have. They have now been notified that unless they are removed within 7 days, City Hall workers will do the work and charge them accordingly.

Imagine your head We may complain a bit about having to wear motorbike helmets, but imagine what would have happened if the owner of this helmet had not been wearing one, death would have been certain. We did not see the accident victim; however, this helmet lying on Pattaya

Central Road undoubtedly saved a life.


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Pattaya Cross Hong Kong VIP Visitors Bay Swimmers invited to ‘Stay & Swim’

dusitD2 baraquda pattaya together with the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya have designed a ‘Stay & Swim’ package, from 12 -18 November 2009, to support the 6th Pattaya Cross Bay Swim, an annual children’s fundraising event. This exclusive package is created for participants only, providing them a delightful stay, with healthy meals and energy drinks prior to the event. dusitD2 baraquda pattaya offers a healthy respite as a tribute to this year’s Pattaya Cross Bay Swim, which takes place on 15 November 2009, organised by Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya. Before and after taking the plunge at the charity event, participants can enjoy package offers which include, a night stay in an ocean themed deluxe room, power-generated welcome drink, daily ‘Breakfast for Champion’, four-course light dinner prepared by the prestige Chef Allan Ho, complimentary transportation to the event, and energy drinks on the day of the race. Package is priced from THB 3,499 ++. Additionally,

5% of the total package price will be contributed as a donation to the orphanage at Camillian Social Centre, Rayong as part of the ‘dusitD2 cares’, dusitD2 baraquda pattaya’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Cross Bay Swim With the money raised by the Cross Bay Swim, and with help from Rotary Clubs, plus inland and overseas donations, the foundation has put clean water Filtration Equipment in over 31 schools, which means that over 6,000 children are now drinking clean water at school, and can take some home for their families. Rotary Foundation The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Remember how our parents continually told us to always eat our vegetables? Well it looks like these kids did not eat enough. In the recent Vegetarian Parade

it was not long before they ran out of energy and opted to complete the rest of the journey in the electric car train supplied by Pattaya City Hall.

Eat your vegies

Pattaya’s ‘Tide Resort’ was recently the venue when the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya Branch, in conjunction with the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, welcomed 102 Tour Agent Company representatives from Hong Kong. The delegates had travelled to Pattaya to build a good working relationship with local businesses and organisations with the aim of promoting our City to their prospective, very rich, holiday makers. It is hoped that with this endeavour, and the many other events being staged, it will bring a much needed boost to Pattaya’s high season. The Hong Kong representatives stayed in Pattaya for three days,

enabling them to attend many meetings and seminars with local organisations and those involved in decision making. The delegates were

also shown around a few of Pattaya’s many tourist destinations including Alcazar Theatre, the Floating Market,

the Sanctuary of Truth, Mini Siam, and the Million Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm.


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Elephant attacks young boy at Pattaya’s Floating Market A tragic accident recently took place at the Pattaya Floating Market, after a four year old boy, who was feeding an elephant some food, was suddenly attacked by the animal that wrapped its trunk around the youngster, with its tusk stabbing into the poor boys chest, before he unceremoniously dropped him back to the ground. A short time later the Banglamung Police Department received a report from the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital about the attack. They arrived at the hospital to discover that the unfortunate four year old, Krittanon Panomai (Potter), was in a very serious state and had fallen into a coma. The poor boy had received a stab wound in his left chest, very close to his heart, and had also received extensive wounds to his bottom and private areas; he was in

desperate need of emergency operations. The father of the wounded young man, Khun Theerasak Panomai, Principal of the Ban Huay Kongsee School in the Udon Thani Province, along with his distraught wife, were worriedly waiting for some news. They explained to the officers that the family were in Pattaya on holiday, had heard really good reports on the Floating Market and decided to pay it a visit. At the Floating Market they were all thoroughly enjoying a dancing elephant show, however, as the young boy approached the performing elephant, to feed it some bananas, the elephant suddenly attacked their poor son causing the horrific injuries, by first stabbing him with its tusks and then picking him up like a rag doll with its trunk. The event took place

in front of many visitors and staff, however, despite desperate attempts by the elephant’s trainer and market staff, the young boy was not released until the elephant was ready. Managing Director of the Floating Market, Miss Warida Sae-Aung, explained to the police officers that the elephant had been performing at the Floating Market for five or six months with no indication that he had a dark side, nobody has any idea what suddenly made this usually good natured animal turn in the blink of an eye. However, on behalf of the Floating Market, they take full responsibility for the boy and his health until, hopefully, he makes a full recovery. In the mean time police officers have charged the Markets Owner and the elephant’s caretaker with negligence.

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End in Sight for Jomtien Second Road Construction

construction project will be completed by the middle of 2010. Pattaya’s Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, explained that the reason so many residents had filed official complaints, was because the authorities

had not carried out proper maintenance on the construction project, many of the problems could have been avoided with a little forward thinking and care. He has issued an order that for the remainder of the construction project the maintenance

must be carried out to a high standard. The Mayor confirmed that the delay in the finishing of the contract was not the fault or responsibility of the construction company, but had come about because of the delays caused by the compensation claims.

Officers from the Centre for Children, Juveniles and Women, together with the Children and Women Protection Centre Police Region 2 officers recently received a report of a gang operating a prostitution business in the Sattahip area.

With the gangs contact information, the police officers arranged a sting operation by ordering four women to be delivered to the Hill Peacock Resort in Sattahip at 2.00am. At the appointed time the officers swooped and arrested two people, Mrs. Pornpen

And young turned out to be the most appropriate word, with the two arrested were Miss Prapaporn Sunarak, aged 21, Miss Naiyana Khonpian, aged 33, Miss Jane, aged 16, and Miss Jam, aged 14, both still attending Sattahip schools. Miss Jam confessed that due to family problems she had been forced to run away, and having no other way of providing for herself, she was forced to work as a prostitute to earn some money. The authorities will try and contact her family and put the problems right; otherwise, she will be taken into government care for the foreseeable future.

Bangkok bus driver finds dead passenger The driver of a bus that had travelled from the Morchit Station in Bangkok, got more than he bargained for at the end of his journey in Pattaya, as all the passengers disembarked from the bus, one passenger was left, apparently sleeping. However, when the driver tried to raise him to let him know he had arrived, he discovered the man had died in his seat. The driver who is a regular on the Rungrueng BangkokPattaya route immediately informed the police of his deceased passenger. Police arrived and were shown the body of Mr. Athorn Wanitchachiwa, aged 25, dead in seat 36, next to

the window, with his earphones still plugged in and music playing. There was no sign of foul play and the only indication of anything wrong was the fact that the young man had wet himself. In his bag were personal belongings and paper work to show he was being treated at the Julalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok. The driver explained that he had left the Morchit Terminal in Bangkok with a full bus. During the journey many passengers got off the bus as new ones got on, no one saw anything untoward

with the young man’s state, until the driver discovered his dead body. The young man’s body has been sent for an autopsy to find out the reason for the death. by Somboon

Woman confronts naked man with knife Pattaya Police recently received a report that a naked man had attempted to rape a woman near to the employee’s residence at a local Pattaya hotel. Police quickly made their way to the location to make enquiries. At the scene they were met by Mrs. Kid Srisa-Ard, aged 46, waiting in front of her home and holding a knife. She explained to the officers that she had been awoken by the opening of her mosquito net, and assumed it was her nephew, however, when she

opened her eyes she discovered the presence of a naked man. She screamed and reached for a knife she always keeps close by when sleeping; one look at the knife and the naked man took to his heels. Police took a description of the man, apart from the fact that he was naked, and made a thorough search of the local area. All to no avail, the naked man was

Gang related shooting leaves man in Hospital The Banglamung Police Department recently received a report, shortly after midnight, that a shooting had taken place between Soi Wat Tham and Soi Khaotalo involving two notorious gangs from the area. Arriving on the scene, police discovered a crashed Yamaha Fino motorcycle in the middle of the road, whilst close by, Miss Rattana Uthaisawang, aged 19, was in terrible shock, hysterically

crying and pointing at her boyfriend, begging the officers to help him. The boyfriend, Sarayut Pinnet (better known as "Ton of Soi Khao Noi"), aged 24, had been shot in the leg by a rival gang, he was immediately rushed to the Banglamung Hospital. Upon closer examination, police officers discovered 19 shells from 9mm guns, these were kept as evidence. The distraught girlfriend

nowhere to be found, and officers have filed a report and will keep a close eye on the neighborhood, especially at night. explained to the officers that she had been out for a ride with her boyfriend when they had unexpectedly run into her boyfriend’s enemies, members of the Soi Wat Tham gang. The five members of the gang gave chase, firing as they rode, until eventually they managed to hit her boyfriend, causing him to crash the motorcycle. The gang members shot off in the direction of Huay Yai. The gang is well known to the police, especially one member, "Sam" of Wat Tham, and they are to gather as much further evidence as possible so arrests can take place. by Somboon


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6th Eastern Cattle Show 12-15 November

Pattaya City’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently chaired a Press Conference at the City Hall to announce that the 6th Eastern Cattle Show will be held throughout the 12th to 15th November, with many

cattle breeders and associated businesses taking a keen interest in the show. Many organisations are involved in hosting this yearly event including the Chonburi Administrational Offices, the Tourism Authority of

Popular Vegetarian Festival Parade

Starting on Walking Street and continuing through to the northern end of Naklua Road, hundreds of dedicated vegetarians participated in Pattaya’s annual Vegetarian Festival Parade. The very colourful and action packed parade drew plenty of spectators and finally finished up at North Pattaya’s ‘Larn Po’ Temple in Naklua, which has its history in ancient Chinese culture. Here they sampled the tasty vegetarian food, that they believe will bring then good luck and also pray and make offerings to their gods Most of Pattaya City Hall’s senior official’s taking an active part in the event, as do leading business people.

The tasty rice and vegetable meals were cooked by a large team of chefs, working non-stop around a four metre diameter cooking pot, this delicious food is given out free to all. This popular event celebrates the benefits of being a vegetarian, with many supporters placing offerings of fruit, vegetables and non-alcoholic drinks along the pavements of the parade route, as a mark of their religious faith. Later in the evening, tall poles were erected and skilled acrobats gave displays of both forming human columns of up to 8-metres in height and also pole climbing by teams of performers, while dragons big and small also entertain the crowd.

NEWS Thailand, the Beef Cattle Association of Thailand, and the Thai Brahman Breeder Association. The event has been improving year after year, and despite last year being a huge success, it is believed that this year will be even better, despite the present economic situation. Special events will include a Cowboys and Indians Show, Rodeo, Bull Riding, Horse Racing, and lots of other activities to keep all ages amused. The event will be held throughout the 12th – 15th November at the Football field in front of the Banglamung District Offices from 9.00am 5.00pm. Further information can be obtained at www.skpattayaranch.com or www.thaicattle.org.

Press conference on 48th OSEAL Forum to be held in Pattaya

A Press Conference was held at 10.00am on the 26th October at Pattaya City Hall, Chaired by Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome and members of the Lion’s Club, to finalise arrangements for the 48th OSEAL Forum which is due to be held at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort from the 19th to 22nd November. Members from 18 Asia Pacific countries will attend. Lion’s Club members explained that this is the 92nd year for the Lion’s International Association and the 50th year of the Lion’s presence here in Thailand. This is an excellent opportunity for the club to look back at its

Pattaya Police Day Ceremony

Recently it was the annual ‘Banglamung Police Commemoration Day’ for offices and staff who are part of the regional Banglamung police force, stationed at the northern reaches of Pattaya City. These celebrations started with an early morning Buddhist ceremony with a large number of monks conducting prayers on the upper floor of the Banglamung Police Station. For the police, this is an important yearly event, and was attended by all senior police officers from the

Banglamung Police station, as they participate with great dedication in this event. The Chief of the Banglamung Police Headquarters, Colonel Somnuk Changate figured prominently in the ceremony, and is no stranger to Pattaya, having previously served a

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term as the Police Chief for the Soi-9 Police Headquarters in Central Pattaya. Also in attendance were Pattaya City Hall Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Kunplome; Deputy Mayor Khun Wiriwat Kahkhai, and a large contingent of City Hall officials. Other VIP guests included former Senator and Sophon Cable owner Khun Chenyut Hengtrakul and many leading Government officials from Pattaya’s Banglamung district. Some unexpected visitors were a group of expats from the Pattya City Expats Club, who probably felt slightly

achievements and focus on the future, by planning future activities and making closer ties with other civic organisations. The Royal Cliff Beach Resort is the perfect location to host such important delegates. With the PEACH offering state of the ark exhibition and convention facilities, with in excess of 10,000 square metres covering 31 different meeting venues and capable of accommodating between 10 and 8,000 delegates. Mayor Itthiphol stated that Pattaya was very proud to be hosting this prestigious event, cities wishing to host this annual event usually have to wait at least 12 years. To mark this out of place, but full marks to them in attending and showing their appreciation for the good work that our Thai Police do in maintaining law and order. With only a few hundred officers, our police must sometimes feel severely outnumbered by the criminals, but they never complain and carry on their respective jobs on what are very basic government salaries. After the Buddhist ceremony was over, the attending monks were treated to food and drinks that were traditionally served by our leading officials and VIP’s as a mark of deep respect. After this the officers and

Central Festival hosts Superbike Show

The Central Festival Pattaya Beach was on the 24th and 25th of October the location of an ‘Acrobatic Superbike Action Show’, with shows at 4.00pm, 7.00pm and 8.00pm daily. The General Manager of the shopping complex, Khun Saran Tantijamnan, officially

opened the event on the 24th with many local residents and visiting tourists intrigued to watch the performances. The highlight of the show saw the riders riding around a globe of death, a steel cage, whilst wearing fancy dress. The show was a huge success.

special occasion a Parade will take place on the 20th November, starting in front of Central Festival Pattaya Beach, and boasting an array of Internationally

Colourful Floats. There will also be a competition, with four categories, to find the most creative, most well supported, most beautiful and the most International.


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Indian Tourist gets more than he bargained for!

In the early hours of the morning on the 21st October, the Pattaya Police Department were notified that a tourist had succeeded in capturing two Ladyboys, who had attempted to rob him, and he needed police assistance to bring them to the station so he could press charges against them. The Police Officers arrived at the Indian tourist’s hotel, where the robbed man, Mr. Poy Laspat, aged 30, explained the events that had led to his citizen’s arrest of the two Ladyboys, Mr. Peeraphong Surin, aged 32, and Mr. Thipakorn Surintham, aged 24, both originally from the Chiangrai province. As he was making his way back to his hotel room he had been approached by two young ladies who made him an offer for sexual services he found hard to believe, so decided to take them up on their offer. At this time he had no reason to believe they were anything but

the real McCoy. When they all arrived at the room, the two young ladies, or so he thought, ordered him to take his clothes off and take a shower whilst they prepared themselves. However, when he emerged from the shower he discovered that the two had disappeared along with 20,000 baht he had had in his wallet. Quickly making his way downstairs, he discovered the two robbers a short distance away from the hotel, and whilst attempting to detain them, he discovered more than he had anticipated in their lower regions, this completely shocked him and inflamed his anger and humiliation. The police were called and upon searching the Ladyboys discovered they were in possession of drugs, they both also proved positive results from a drug urine test. However, they denied they had stolen 20,000 baht, claiming

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Staff do superb job of evacuating burning Sports Club

Pattaya Police recently received a report that a fire had broken out at the very popular ‘Fairtex’ Sports Club and Hotel located on North Pattaya Road. Officers and fire fighters were quickly on the scene. Upon arrival they were advised that the staff had already evacuated the whole building with no injuries. The fiercely burning fire was found to have originated in the Sauna Room and took fire fighters almost an hour to that there had only been 1,000 baht in the wallet. The money was nowhere to be found and the two Ladyboys were arrested and taken to the police station where it was discovered they had a long list of similar offences.

bring under control, as it was spreading into other areas, however, before it could do any real damage. One of the receptionists at the venue, Miss Sornya Phaphim, aged 24, explained to the officers that she was working at the counter in front of the sauna. When a group of men decided to visit the sauna, they discovered the men’s locker room was full of smoke and quickly pressed the fire alarm. They then proceeded to evacuate the building in line with company fire training. The Sports Club and Hotel were at 70% occupancy, however, a lot of the guests were fortunately out to dinner when the fire started. Specialists will now be brought in to try and discover the cause of the fire.

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Bike Rustlers caught near Buffalo Bar

As Police Officers from the Pattaya Police Department were patrolling in Soi SanamMuay. Central Pattaya, they become suspicious upon observing a rider of a Honda Wave motorcycle pushing a Yamaha Fino motorcycle, ridden by a young lady, with his foot. Upon stopping the two riders to find out why they were riding in this fashion, they quickly discovered that the Yamaha Fino had recently been stolen. The young man, Khun Todsaporn Puengphan, aged 21, explained to the officers that as he and his girlfriend, Miss Pireeya Suktakua, aged 19, were out for a ride, he spotted the Yamaha parked in a dark area, with no locks, close to the Soi Buffalo Bar

on Pattaya Third Road. The situation proved too tempting to pass up, and the young man decided to steal the abandoned motorcycle. Unfortunately, he could not get it started, and instead instructed his girlfriend to ride it whilst he pushed her along with his foot, before they were spotted by the bikes owner. Everything was going well, they were almost back to the young man’s room when they were spotted and stopped by the police. The intrepid duo were taken to the police station whilst officers attempted to contact the rightful owner to come and claim their property and make an official complaint. by Somboom


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Mixx Pub Raided within days of celebrating Anniversary

A few days after the Anniversary celebrations at the Mixx Pub situated in Bali Hai Plaza, the bar was raided by 30 undercover police officers. The officers blocked all the exits of the building which is on the 3rd floor of the Plaza. The raid, which took place at 3.30 am, was instigated as the officers had received information that the establishment was staying open well after their appointed closure time. The bar is divided into two distinctive zones, and in one of these, officers discovered in excess of 200 partying tourists and Thai residents having a great time.

The officers made an announcement asking for the cooperation of the partygoers, and after splitting them up into Thai’s and Tourists, proceeded to give all those present a urine test to look for presence of drugs. A large proportion of the ladies present proved positive and the officers received a lot of abuse from them for spoiling their evening’s entertainment. In all it took the officers in excess of two hours to raid the venue and process the patrons and staff. All those found to have given a positive urine test will be charged along with other charges against the bar and its owners.

Attempted Suicide almost proves fatal

A young Pattaya woman was recently left in a very distressed state after her boyfriend, who works in one of Pattaya’s infamous Gay-Bars, left her three months pregnant and went off with a new lady. Seeing no way out of her predicament she proceeded to climb high into a tree and held a knife at her throat, threatening to kill herself if anyone came near her. A Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team were notified at 3.30am by Miss Songsurang Dutjawan, that her pregnant friend was in a highly distressed state and was trying to commit suicide, over twenty meters (as high as a four storey building) up the tree near the football field. The young lady refused to listen to the residents and rescuers, and demanded that her friend contact her boyfriend so he could see how upset he had made her. It took over an hour to contact the boyfriend, Khun Thaksin, however, he told them that he didn’t care, she could do what she wanted, they had broken up a long time ago and she was not his responsibility, he refused to come to the incident. Hearing the news that her boyfriend refused to come and help her, Miss Piratchada

slashed at her throat with the knife, which caused her to lose her balance and plummet down the tree, hitting many branches on the way, and fortunately hitting a big one that supported her weight. When rescuers and residents discovered that she was only half way up the tree and in a very precarious position, they quickly made their way up the tree, where the young woman was unconscious, only to discover a small cut to her neck which was not life threatening. Rescuers then tried to contact the Nongprue Municipality staff to bring emergency equipment to rescue her, however, no one responded on the emergency telephone numbers. After waiting for a long time, whilst continuously trying the emergency numbers, the residents and rescue workers decided they would have to try and bring the young girl down to safety on their own, only then could she receive the medical attention she needed. They created a chain and passed the still unconscious girl down; it took over 30 minutes to get her to the ground. She was then taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries. by Somboon

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Illegal Money Lenders arrested

Pattaya Police Officers recently arrested Khun Pannawat Susom, aged 26, and Khun Nawee Rakmit, aged 29, well known members of the notorious Racham Dam Gang, for operating an illegal money lending business, with interest rates in the region of 20-30% per day. The two budding entrepreneurs were arrested in front of the toilets at the Foodland Supermarket on Central Pattaya Road, together with the evidence of 4,400 baht, documentation of loans advanced, and a list of over 100 customers in the Pattaya and Banglamung areas. Police also discovered bank books indicating over a 100,000 baht cash flow on a daily basis, business cards advertising their services, along with other promotional material. The police officers revealed that they had acted after a tip off from one of the customers, a Miss. Duangsamorn Sawaenghasap, aged 27, who is the owner of a beauty shop in Pattaya. With the present

economic climate she had found her business in serious financial difficulties and had contacted the loan sharks to advance her 100,000 baht to help her cash flow problems. The contract stipulated that she had to repay the full amount after three months, however, in the mean time, she had to pay the interest which amounted to 4,400 baht per day, when she struggled to make payments they would threaten to hurt her, her family and her business. After paying the 4,400 baht a day for three months, in the region of 400,000 baht, she was devastated to find that not only did she still owe the original 100,000 baht but that an additional 100,000 baht had been added to the debt. This all became too much for the business owner and she decided to report the incident to the police which resulted in their arrest. As money lending is illegal without a licence, the two young men were taken to the police station to await further proceedings.

Man caught with illegal gun after test shooting

The Banglamung Police Department in conjunction with the Volunteer Police recently set up a check point at the railway tracks on the Soi Nongkra intersection. At around 1.20am a man was driving towards them who looked suspicious, the police ordered him to stop, however, deciding not to bother he attempted to escape. All to no avail, as he was quickly apprehended by the officers and found to be in possession of a loaded .38mm gun which was not registered to him. The arrested man, Khun

Thaksin Seesopha, aged 28, explained to the officers that he worked as a guard at the Marine Discotheque in South Pattaya, and had only recently purchased the gun, from a friend, Joi, for 6,000 baht, in order to protect himself whilst at work. He had conducted a test firing at Prayai Hill and had been very happy with the guns performance, he was then on his way home when he was detained by the officers. He was taken to the police station where he was charged with the illegal possession of a firearm.

Wide awake Police Officers raid Insomnia Club

At around 4.00am, over 50 Police Officers raided the famous ‘Insomnia Club’ located in Walking Street, after they received reports that the club were ignoring the law with regard to closing hours, and were allowing their customers to party the night away. In an ongoing campaign Police Officers are targeting establishments that blatantly ignore Thai law, especially when it comes to closing time and being up to date with permits, licences and fire precautions. The ongoing battle by the police is aimed at bringing these rogue venues into line and also suppressing

the wide use of drugs within the city. The police raid found the famous club with over 300 patrons still enjoying their evening. The police officers switched on all the lights and then proceeded to give urine tests to all the customers and staff. Many test results returned positive and these unfortunate patrons were escorted to the police station for further proceedings. In line with the law, Khun Chaimongkhol Wanthasee, aged 30, who was in overall charge of the club on the evening of the raid, was also escorted to the police station to face charges.


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BUSINESS NEWS

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Centara named best local Khiri Voyages To chain for third year running Target Discerning Thai Centara Hotels & experience of hotel ownership. Resorts has been named as “Owners of hotel properties Leisure Travellers the best locally owned hotel that we manage and operate

The Bangkok-based Khiri Travel Group will this week launch a new company called Khiri Voyages. The new entity will supply a deliberately limited high quality range of overseas holidays direct to residents of Thailand. Khiri Voyages will specialise in authentic travel to Bhutan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Korea, Indochina, Kenya and the USA. The company is the first businessto-consumer unit of Khiri Travel Group, a B2B travel trade group specialising in providing tour operator services in Thailand and Indochina. Khiri Voyages founder, Ms Kritsana Harasarn, said: "Our range of destinations is confined to countries where we have the best contacts and cultural insights. We will use the 15 years' of experience within the Khiri Travel Group to deliver foreign culture, history and nature in a responsible way. What we're offering is the opposite of the 'five European countries in seven days' way of travel." The company's inaugural trip was a spiritual merit making and folk music trip from Bangkok to southern Laos via Ubon Rachathani, 22-26 October. Thai folk

Kritsana Harasarn of Khiri Voyages

band Caravan joined the trip and played a mini concert for guests in southern Laos. The rest of the outing was dedicated to visiting spectacular waterfalls such as Lee Phee and Tad Fane as well as temples and local markets. "In 2010 we expect the number of Thais travelling abroad to increase quite a lot," said Ms Kritsana. "There is a new proliferation of specialist travel sites on the internet and highly informed travel blogs. Thais now want authentic travel. Khiri Voyages is being positioned to meet the needs of discerning travellers." For further information on trips call Khun Nuchjaree or Khun Sunanta on 02 961 0171/2. Or email: travel@ khirivoyages.com. Detailed information about Khiri Voyages services can be found at www.khirivoyages. com.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) turns to social networking sites for marketing Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is using social networking to reach tourists and is confident it will become an important marketing strategy. Social networking is popular with consumers and marketers, especially Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, because of their low cost and high returns. Social networking yielded better results than expected for the TAT’s first project, Ultimate Thailand Explorers, with 7.89 million viewers in only eight weeks. It expects up to 25 million viewers when the project ends in February. The project garnered 356

video clips from visitors with 638,720 viewers in eight weeks, while the contest was mentioned by 576,000 articles and blogs. There were 21,250 news clips about the project, higher than the 2,000 expected. The 25 semi-finalists are promoting their clips in their homelands to woo as

chain in Asia in the TTG Travel Awards for the third year in succession. The announcement was made during the 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009, organised by Mr Darren Ng, managing director of TTG Asia magazine and staged at the World Ballroom of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld on 8th October, 2009. “We are very proud to have won this prestigious award for three consecutive years,” said Mr Suthikiati Chirathivat, chairman of the executive board of Central Plaza Hotel Plc (Centel). “Centara Hotels & Resorts is growing quickly, but we have always been determined that fast growth will not be at the expense of quality. “Quality is what has led to such a high guest satisfaction for our properties, and ultimately to the strong performance of the brand and the group.” Centara Hotels & Resorts was named as Best Local Hotel Chain in TTG’s international awards in 2008 and 2007. Mr Suthikiati said that Centara operates a mix of properties that are both solely owned and owned by other organisations, and that other owners appreciate the fact that the group has first-hand

for them have confidence in us because we can understand the business from their point of view,” he said. Centara Hotels & Resorts has set a target to manage at least 65 hotels in both local and international markets over the next five years. Mr Suthikiati said that the hotel management service will help expand the network and promote the Centara brand quickly. “We have almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and we are in a strong position to help other hoteliers who have been adversely affected by the global economic crisis. Centara Hotels & Resorts, formerly Central Hotels & Resorts, currently operates 23 hotels and resorts in Thailand, and is in the process this year of opening its first overseas property, in the Maldives. The company is a core business unit of The Central Group of Companies, which has built a highly successful retail business empire in Thailand and internationally over the last 60 years. For more information and reservations, please contact tel 02 101 1234 ext. 1 or email reservations@chr.co.th or visit our website at http:// www.centarahotelsresorts. com

Unveiling the New Amari

A dynamic new brand identity for Amari, one of Thailand’s most established hotel companies, was unveiled today by General Manager David Cumming, together with many votes as possible. This also promotes the country through social networks, said Suraphon Svetasreni, the TAT deputy governor for policy and planning. The TAT will promote Thai tourism to registered voters participating in the project, a number expected to top 10,000 worldwide. It will also conduct research in the future. “We set a budget of 35 million baht to promote Thai tourism online next year, up from 15 million this year,” said Mr Suraphon.

Amari’s Vice President of Human Resources, Direk Thammarak. It was also announced that building on Amari’s strong foundations of successfully managing a mixed portfolio of city-based hotels and resorts, the company will strengthen and broaden its brand proposition. Incorporated into the main signage at Amari Orchid Pattaya, the new brand identity was also launched today at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Amari Coral Beach Phuket and Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui. Amari intends to expand its current portfolio of 11 hotels and resorts in Thailand by a further 40 properties in the Asia Pacific region by 2018.


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Amari announces plans to add 40 properties to portfolio across Asia Pacific

Amari, Thailand’s largest domestic hotel management company, with an inventory exceeding 3,000 rooms and employing over 3,000 staff, today announced that it will be investing USD$44.1 million in a corporate growth strategy. The group, which currently has 11 properties in key destinations across Thailand including Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Chang, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Krabi plans to operate a further 40 properties in Asia Pacific by 2018. This announcement comes one year after the appointment of President and CEO, Peter Henley, who has spent his tenure to date focused heavily on preparing for change, allocating investment to the enhancement of systems and processes, significant revitalisation of the Amari brand and corporate management restructuring which has included the appointment of a number strategic senior hires from hospitality giants including Ritz-Carlton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Six Senses and Shangri-La. The new management structure includes the addition of roles with specific skill sets in areas including development, technical services and revenue management. A key cornerstone of this growth plan is the revitalisation of the brand identity. Building on Amari’s strong foundations of successfully managing a mixed portfolio of citybased hotels and resorts, the company is looking to strengthen and broaden its brand proposition. Planned developments will include: A new logo along with the tagline “Colours & Rhythms” which replaces “Hotels & Resorts” to reinforce the message that an Amari experience will be imbued with vibrancy, warmth and a sense of dynamism.

Positioning Amari as a well-established and resolutely modern Asian experience within the midupscale hotel sector. Refurbishment of Amari Watergate Bangkok and Amari Coral Beach Phuket commencing in 2010. These will be the first properties in the group to encapsulate the new brand. At the same time Amari is rolling out new service and product offerings to reflect the brand’s spirit throughout its entire portfolio of hotels and resorts. In late 2010, the introduction of Amari Residences Bangkok, an exciting concept that will become the first Amaribranded serviced apartments for the group. Located adjacent to the Bangkok Hospital, the 128 room property will target short and long term visitors, especially those visiting the city for medical treatments. Amari Hua Hin, opening in late 2011. This will be the group’s first new resort, located on 7.5 acres in the popular Thai seaside town, offering 223 rooms and suites as part of a mixed use development project that will also feature luxury condominiums. Chief Executive Officer Peter Henley commented: “Recognising the competitiveness in today’s hospitality industry, we realised that to maintain and develop our position we needed to create a long-term plan to take the company forward.” “The next few years will see many changes both at the brand and property levels, ensuring that we continue to set new standards in modern Asian hospitality.” Amari is also allocating USD$2 million to communicate these changes via consumer and travel trade marketing activity including the hiring of public relations agencies in key feeder markets including the United Kingdom, India and the Middle East.

BUSINESS NEWS Bangkok Airways congratulates Thai Airways’ new president

Recently, Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (3rd right) President, joined with the management of Bangkok Airways Co., LTD. to present a bouquet to congratulate Dr. Piyasvasti Amranand, as the newly appointed President of Thai Airways International

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Public Company Limited. The Bangkok Airways management was also welcomed by Mr. Chokchai Panyayong Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Thai Airways International Public Company Limited.

Familiarisation trip to boost winter arrivals from Russia and its neighbouring countries Nearly 70 travel agents and media representatives from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Central Asian Republics visited Thailand from the 24th October – 1st November, 2009, on a trip designed to attract more visitors from one of Thailand’s most important source markets. The 58 travel agents, tour operators and 11 media hail from many of Russia’s key cities; such as, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yeketerinburg, Rostovna-Donu, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, as well as countries such as Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Uzbekistan. They were invited to visit Thailand and survey the new tourism products and services in preparation for their package tours in the winter of 2009-2010. In 2008, Russian visitors to Thailand totalled 319,587, up 14.23% over 2007, and generated 16.24 billion Baht in tourism income. During 2002 – 2008, Russian visitors to Thailand grew by an annual average of 28.79%

while expenditure grew by an annual average of 32.76%. However, due to the recent global financial crisis and economic slowdown, Russian visitor arrivals to Thailand fell 29.43% during January – April 2009. Hence, the TAT Moscow office is seeking to revive this market by launching the “Welcome to Thailand Mega Fam” programme. During their stay here, business to business meetings organised by TAT gave the visiting agents, operators, and media a chance to meet with 134 local Thai operators. TAT estimates that this trip will generate 293,000 visitors from the Russian market alone, generating roughly 14.03 billion baht in tourism income over the winter season, most of it during this year. Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand said “Our research into the Russian market shows many opportunities for growth. “The most important thing is that it is mainly a winter-

season market, as Russians love the warm weather, the beaches, and the sea. Many are also enjoying learning how to dive in our resorts on both sides of the south Thailand peninsula which are home to some of the most dazzling underwater wonders anywhere.” Russians get a visa on arrival in Thailand. Most visitors from Russia travelled to Thailand for a holiday, especially to popular beach resorts like Pattaya and Phuket, which are attracting Russian charter traffic. In addition, as of October 2009, six direct scheduled weekly flights are being operated between Moscow - Bangkok by Thai Airways International and Aeroflot Russian Airlines. Many Russian visitors are also coming via Doha and Dubai on Emirates

airlines and Qatar Airways. In accordance with TAT marketing plans, the potential customer market segments are high-end tourists, MICE delegates, combined package tours with neighbouring countries, and stopover traffic in Bangkok. The emerging market segments are identified as female tourists (spa and medical tourism, shopping); families (soft adventures, sea beaches); youth tourism (sports, ecotourism) and sports-lovers and professionals (golf, yachts, diving, rafting, trekking). Thailand occupies the 10th position in the preferred destinations of Russian tourists worldwide and second position in Asian destinations preferred by Russian tourists (after PR China).


AROUND PATTAYA Vol. 9 No. 04  1 - 15 November 2009 Graduation Ceremony Dinner 8th Year Anniversary of Resident Chef’s Table of 43th Navy Cadet, Marine Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya at Mantra Restaurant

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Corps at Aranda Ballroom of AMARI Orchid Resort & Tower

Photo from left to right: Khun Dhaninrat Klinhom, Director of PR, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower Mr. Max Sieracki, Resident Manager, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower Royal Thai Marine Corps Commandant, Major General Suwit Thararub Khun Laddaphan Supatee, Senior Catering & Events Manager, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower

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.

Cleaning the Planet Together – Amari Big Cleaning Day

A Big Cleaning Day was recently organised at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya, with the staff and management team, lead by khun Makoo Techasopon, Deputy General Manager (1st right). This team effort event is held regularly to maintain tidy and spotlessly clean facilities and to help keep Pattaya looking beautiful.

The Heart of Hainan

One of the most recognised and loved of all Chinese specialities is Hainanese Chicken Rice, revered a across Asia. Its charm lies in its delicious simplicity, a true classic! You can try this delicacy at The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Veranda (Coffee Shop) every Saturday and Sunday from 11.30-14.00 Hrs.

and Bar, Pattaya

Mr. George Hazard (2nd from left), General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Mr. Laurent Levraud (Bottom Left), Hard Rock Cafe Manager and Khun Kawee Suwanchartpan, (Bottom Right), Asst. Manager of HRC welcomes and accorded our signature ‘Hard Rock greetings’ by signing of guitar by all the band members of ‘Fahrenheit’.

On 15th October 2009, Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya celebrated its glorious 8th Year Anniversary with rockin’ great times of Rock ‘N Roll. Many local celebrities, well-wishers and band members were there to celebrate this auspicious day! To further rock this special night, local famous band, “Fahrenheit” took centre stage and further mesmerized the crowd with theirs superb performance and music!

Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya, recently organised a fantastic ‘Resident Chef’s Table’ at Mantra Restaurant and Bar. Mantra’s regular’s guests were invited to experience a marvelous culinary night, for which Superchef Supachai uniquely matched fantastically creative cuisine with a selection of fine wines.

Buy 2 get 1 FREE! on all Oil Massages at SIVARA SPA, PATTAYA

Divine Healer visits Sriracha Over 200 people attended the Catholic Church in Sriracha, (near Burapha University), to see Filipino Catholic priest Father Corsie help the sick and disabled. After the Catholic Mass Service, Fr. Corsie healed all those who could not lift one arm above shoulder height, and they were overjoyed to find that they could raise their previously damaged arm to its full height. Fr. Corsie visits Thailand twice yearly in October and in April and some Catholic Churches in Thailand’s major cities usually know in advance of his planned visits.

A special offer for massage lovers! Select your favorite choice of massage from the list; Mind Relaxing Massage - Body Balancing Massage - Stress Release Massage - Balinese Massage. 60 min 1,800 Baht++, 90 min 2,400 Baht++. The promotion is available at Sivara Spa from 1-30 November 2009 at Amari Orchid Resort and Tower, Pattaya. Call for details and reservations on 038 418 418, to bring a little balance back into your daily routine, relax and re-centre, in complete luxury.

Dusit Thani Pattaya celebrates its performance with an ‘All-Star Night’ Staff Party

John Collingborne holds Property Auctions

Property auctions have occasionally been tried in Pattaya with varying degrees of success, however, recent monthly ‘Fire Sale’ property auctions have been successful, thanks to the professional approach being taken by ‘Collingborne Auctions’ in conjunction with ‘Thai Property & Media Exhibitions’. Experienced English Auctioneer, John Collingborne, stated from the onset, ‘No Dreamers Please’ because here is an opportunity to pick up properties, many of which are reduced to below cost price. The next auction is set for 7.00 pm on Wednesday 18th November in the Collingborne Auction rooms on Jomtien’s Soi Chaiyapruek-2; - (1-km past the railway line on the left side).

In its desire to enliven the spirits of its management and staff, Dusit Thani Pattaya held its annual Staff Party with this year’s theme, ‘All-Star Night’ involving presentations that emulated and impersonated chosen celebrities. Mr. Chatchawal Supachayanont, Hotel General Manager, acknowledged the hotel’s efforts in riding out the economic crisis through their relentless and dedicated performance in spite of the business slowdown. VIP guests included Mr. Wallop Bhukkanasut, Chairman of the Thai Airways Executive Board Committee, Mr. Paolo Randone of dusitd2 baraquda pattaya and Mr. Octavio Gamarra, Senior Vice President of Dusit International.


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AROUND PATTAYA 20-finalists of Miss Poland 2009 Visit AMARI Orchid Pattaya

‘In Trend’ visits La Baguette Around 20-finalists of Miss Poland 2009 led by the president, Ms. Elzbieta Wierzbicka (4th right), were warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming (4th left), General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya, during their preparing camp in Pattaya.

Biggles Big Band celebrates the hits of the Big Band Era at Ravindra Resort Popular TV show ‘In Trend’ presented by K. Sara Legge recently broadcasted a variety show at La Baguette, the popular French Bakery in Woodlands Pattaya and was welcomed by its General Manager Stephane Bringer.’ In Trend’ is aired every Sunday on Channel 5 TV station.

Bambi Day for Kids Performance! Pure swing! Dynamic! Refreshing!

The ‘Bambi’ children’s play group has been in operation in Bangkok for 27-years, and hold monthly kids play-group sessions. They have now extended to Pattaya, with their first meeting being ideally held in the ‘Kids Club’ at the new ‘Holiday Inn’ at the northern end of Pattaya Beach Road. This 2-hour coffee morning event was great fun for both the mums and their children, with the next monthly meeting expected in the middle of November. (For details go to their website at www.bambiweb.org)

The Biggles Big Band of Amsterdam, conducted by Adrie Braat, an 18-piece orchestra that plays music from the great swing era, recreating the magical sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey. For more than 20 years, Biggles Big Band has performed every Monday night at the Casablanca Café, located right in the heart of Amsterdam. The bands’ vocalist, crooner Arnold Auée, brings Frank Sinatra back to life with songs like: Fly Me to the Moon, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and The Lady Is A Tramp. The programme will include tunes such as Tuxedo Junction, In The Mood, American Patrol, and many more famous classics. This magical evening will take place at the Ravindra Resort and Spa Pattaya, on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Starting from 18:00 to 23:00 . Ticket Baht 300net including one standard drink. For reservation and more information contact: 038 235-777 ext 2006

Mayor meets Progress Association

New SCB Bank Branch

The Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has recently opened its nineteenth branch in Pattaya on the ground floor (at the rear left side) of the large Tesco-Lotus Department store on Pattaya North Road. The official opening was attended by Pattaya City Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome and also SCB officials from Bangkok. As the oldest Bank in Thailand the SCB offers a full range of services, and the opening hours of 11.00 am through to 7.00 are very convenient for their customers.

The aim of the ‘Pattaya Progress Association’ is to improve the quality of life and minimize environmental impact for both residents and visitors to Pattaya. Australian expat, Mr. Stuart Saunders, led a small delegation of the Pattaya branch to visit City Mayor. One suggestion was the creation of a turning circle for passenger coaches and baht buses at the beginning of Third Road, close to Bali Hai Pier, and to make the overhead carriageway available only for buses and taxis, not for private vehicles. This concept would allow the rapid transport of thousands of people, both to and from the Bali Hai Pier area during special events.

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by Peter Lloyd

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The Philippines

I am writing this in Manila on my way from the island of Mindoro, to Subic Bay, on a scuba diving trip. I arrived here 10 days after the devastating typhoon Ketsana had hit the country, and another typhoon is expected to hit the islands today. Seeing the devastation in the countryside, the flooding and the total misery of many in Manila, it makes me think Thailand is lucky not to be in the path of these typhoons. Before they reach Thailand they hit the Philippines,

Vietnam and Cambodia, usually weakening and being downgraded to tropical storms by the time they get to Thailand. Manila is still flooded in some districts, waterborne disease is rife, rivers in the countryside are high, with many miles of fields looking like vast lakes, and some regions have been evacuated in anticipation of the next typhoon. In Manila evidence of hardship is easy to see. Many more beggars from the provinces, ragged street children looking

malnourished, and an even wetter, greyer aspect to the usually drab and depressing Manilan streetscape. Boat travel was cancelled from the island of Mindoro to Luzon whilst I was there because of the typhoon warning, and because of the number of deaths each year that occur even without typhoons, as the Philippines maritime safety standards leave a lot to be desired. Even the dive boats were cancelled as the leaden skies grew darker and the rain battered down.

While I was in Manila there was an audacious raid by a heavily armed 11 man gang, disguised as a police bomb squad, which took place in broad daylight in an upscale mall in Manila. Unlucky for them, the mayor of Manila happened to be eating in a mall restaurant nearby, so his

security detail, hearing the commotion, then got into a gun battle with the robbers, killing one of them, but scattering wealthy shoppers. Whilst crime in Thailand sometimes feels off the scale, these incidents seem to be a regular event in Manila, and I cannot imagine a similar robbery

going down in Siam Paragon Centre anytime soon, although the shocking broad daylight Jomtien gold shop robbery a few months ago was in the same category of violence and audaciousness, with bullets, grenades and a reckless disregard for the lives of innocent bystanders.

I have often wondered about the appropriateness of greeting or seeing off visitors from U Tapao (soon to be Pattaya International) airport, with a troupes of ladyboy Thai dancers dressed in traditional Thai costumes. Given the rich cultural traditions which Thailand has in abundance, and which it ought to be promoting, and the number of beautiful, skilled female Thai dance troupes throughout the country, I see this as little more than a cheap and inappropriate

self-promotion exercise by entertainment venues who have the ear of airport officials. It might be great for the venues, and there is nothing wrong with the offering as a cabaret act, but I don’t think it is an image the country or Pattaya should be promoting abroad, where both are often criticized because of, and trivilalised by, tired stereotypes. Anyway, I recently saw TV pictures of arriving heads of state for the Hua Hin conference, being greeted by a traditional

Thai dance troupe at Hua Hin airport. They didn’t go close up on the dancers, and I wondered were these bigwigs given the ladyboy cabaret version, or the real thing. Is there a hierarchy in the type of guests to Thailand, consisting of those who receive the Ladyboy troupe meet and greet and those who get the beautiful women? Maybe cheapo Pattayan visitors get the Widow Twanky version, and posh Hua Hinners get the traditional version. I think we should be told.

Make My Day, Punk

Dance Troupes and Airports

Typhoon-Hit Manila In Puerto Galera the dive visibility was poorer because of currents and rain runoff from the land, but morseo in Subic Bay where the usually murky

diving was colder and darker because of it. I love coming to the Philippines, even when the weather is like this, because I always enjoy

travelling, I needed a break, and I find it fascinating to compare this culture, economy, climate and crime levels to Thailand’s.

You have to hand it to Pattaya. It is never out of the international news. This time the furore and diplomatic row was over a billboard on Sukhumvit Road advertising a Pattaya tourist attraction, which depicted Hitler with the slogan ‘Hitler’s Not Dead”. Whatever you think about the dubious taste of this, or the simple Thai naivety of doing it, the tourist attraction has done a pretty impressive job in garnering international headlines and publicity around the world, and firmly established itself in the Pattaya spotlight. I think the use of Nazi imagery does not – cannot possibly have – the same emotional connotations in Thailand as in the West, as we see swastikas, Nazi imagery and language every day on kids’ T shirts and clothing. Thailand also has past form for using Nazi imagery in unusual ways which could never happen in Europe or the West.

I read in an Associated Press report that two years ago, a Thai school had to apologise to an international human rights organization for sponsoring a Nazithemed parade for sports day. Photos from the event showed students with swastikas on their baseball caps behind a large sign with “NAZI” in shoulder-high letters. Also, a commercial for potato chips in Thailand once showed Hitler giving a Nazi salute. A woman then cast a spell on him as he ate the chips, hoping to make him good, as a Nazi swastika morphed into the product logo as the transformation was completed. And finally, a “Nazi

Bar” opened in downtown Bangkok in the late 1980s, featuring photos of Nazi storm troopers and waiters wearing swastika armbands. The bar’s manager said the theme had a “powerful, catchy and emotive appeal”, but soon after changed its name to “No Name Bar” after bad publicity in Thailand and abroad. Contact me at pattayatodaypete@yahoo. com

Pattaya’s International Profile

The ASEAN Summit

Having been thoroughly humiliated by the security debacles of April, which I note Pattaya unfairly seems to bear the brunt of criticism for, the Thai authorities learned their security lessons fast for the Hua Hin summit. I enjoyed this quote from a Financial Times journalist covering it: For most of us, a bad conference experience means drying up at the microphone. For Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Thai prime

minister, it means having to ask your army to evacuate the prime minister of China and half a dozen other national leaders because protesters are smashing up your conference centre. It certainly won’t be forgotten in a hurry, but I think it has been extremely useful in strengthening Thailand’s still-weak democratic accountability, because the aftermath allowed the government to exert greater control of the

police and the armed and security forces, imposing a higher expectation on them and pulling into line these hierarchical, often competing elites and organisations, who are often, shall we say, a little rusty on competence and their core skills. So for the Hua Hin summit, Thailand’s security performance was effectively on trial, which is why a small army of police military and

security services, capable of defeating the Burmese, was dispatched to Hua Hin recently. At the time of writing, this looks to have been a case of lessons successfully learned from a past disaster, which is a remarkable feat in a country where failure often goes uncriticised and unaddressed, dooming people to make the same mistakes over again, without fear of censure or sacking.


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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Dear Editor, I’ve heard rumours of a rather nasty virus called something like UPS. Do you happen to know anything about it? Regards, John Snow, Jomtien Dear John, Yes, I have heard of the UPS virus, too, and it is indeed nasty, by all accounts. You apparently receive an email from UPS/FedEx Service with an accompanying packet number. Incidentally, one of the two packet references is misspelt

‘paket’, which should give one enough of a clue to realise this is not an authentic UPS message. The email will tell you that they couldn’t deliver ‘package’ (with the article ‘the’ missing – another clue) which you had supposedly sent to someone unnamed on a specific date because the recipient’s address was incorrect. Then there is a request to print out the invoice copy attached to the email, which you then are told to take down to their office to reclaim your package. Now, whether or not you’ve actually sent any packages is to some degree beside the point because you are likely still tempted to print the invoice. BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES TRY AND PRINT THIS INVOICE as it launches the virus. Apparently, this insidious virus attacks your core system files and from all accounts this UPS/FedEx virus has caused millions of dollars worth of damage worldwide, just in the past few weeks. To learn more about this virus go to http://www.snopes.com/ computer/virus/ups.asp and tell absolutely everyone you know anywhere about it. Hello Editor, My name is John Bentham, a UK national living here in Pattaya. I was heavily involved with an animal rescue service in India for a long time and this involved dog castration, amongst other things. I am aware of the dog problem here and I am most surprised no measures are being undertaken to control the situation. The way forward I would suggest is to neuter the female dog, caught by various means, a simple operation then being performed, the tip of the ear being nipped to show the operation has been done, a tattoo inside the ear to show the date etc. it was achieved. If expertly done, the dog can be released in the same area it was caught on the same day, or kept for a day or two in temporary

cages close to the capture point to allow the wound to dry . A street-dog is capable of producing up to 840 dogs in its approx 3 to 4 years’ lifetime. It is cheap, effective and cost efficient to set up a dedicated service like this and was used by dog rescue teams successfully in many areas of India. If I can be of service, please contact me on 083-293 1821 Regards, LJ Bentham Dear John, We are grateful for your excellent advice on controlling street-dog proliferation, which indeed does seem to be getting out of hand, especially if the dogs start to roam in packs. The dogs also appear somewhat schizoid, being placid or vaguely friendly during the heat of the day, but becoming feral at night, attacking passing motorcyclists and pedestrians. Your figure of 840 puppies per street-dog seems to be exaggerated slightly, but I’m sure you are not far wrong. As you probably know, Tony runs an animal rescue service, but it is woefully inadequate. I see it really as a social problem ideally to be tackled by the authorities. Why not write a similar latter to Khun Ittipon Khunpleum, the Mayor of Pattaya, and inform him of the remedy. I’m sure he’d be grateful for your recommendations and he would be able to put the control measures into wholesale practice. Dear Editor, Have you heard of the elephant scam operating in Bangkok among street elephants? I know a few things about it but I think all caring people would like to know more if you happen to have such information at your fingertips. Regards, Frank Mooresfield, Naklua Dear Frank, Indeed I do know about the despicable scam being perpetrated by certain unscrupulous individuals in Bangkok as regards street elephants. You might know that one of the reasons that we have street elephants roaming Bangkok and Pattaya, amongst other places, is that after legislation was passed prohibiting the wholesale deforestation, especially of the north, the elephants, which had previously been used as beasts of burden, lost their source of employment and were consequently brought down to the large urban centres by their owners to beg from tourists and the like. However, apart from being demeaning for the national animal of Thailand, they frequently become involved in accidents, or harm their feet on the roads, as well as being generally neglected and mistreated. To remedy the situation, the kind natured Governor of Bangkok instituted an elephant relocation programme whereby owners are paid Bt500,000 to send them back to the forests, largely around the Chiang Mai region, or rural reserves. This worked well initially, radically reducing the numbers of street elephants. Now, however, some unscrupulous owners and others of a criminal nature have realised how lucrative this practice of relocation could be. Now, apparently, they are going up to the forests, capturing wild elephants and bringing them back to Bangkok to get the substantial sums of money from the governor, so as to have them sent back again. There are rumours that some elephants which are not relocated properly, but just released back into the forests are being recycling by these criminal elements. In other words, the criminals trace the returned elephants, recapture them and do it all over again - tremendously good natured these people, I don’t think! And a total abuse of the system which hopefully the governor will put paid to as soon as possible.

Once again a Thai organisation has committed a major gaff that provoked international media condemnation. The offence was to prominently display a billboard of Adolf Hitler giving the Nazi salute, erected on Sukhumvit Road to advertise the opening of a new Louis Tussaud‘s Waxworks in Pattaya. The ad so incensed the Israeli and German ambassadors that the former complained to the company and the latter to Pattaya City Council. The billboard had a Thai caption, reading ‘‘Hitler is Not Yet Dead‘‘; perhaps the Thais know something the rest of us don’t (just joking, but it represents a fine segue). Not that Hitler could still be alive, you understand, he’d be 120 by now, but his organisation may still exist! As unlikely as this might seem, there is a great deal of convincing and compelling, but hitherto largely classified information, which is essentially only just coming to light, that this could well be the case! Apparently, in 1938 the Nazis suddenly became interested in Antarctica and that year the German seaplane-carrier Schwabenland, commanded by Albert Richter, a veteran of coldweather operations, sailed for Queen Maud’s Land in Antarctica. Arriving there, Dornier seaplanes explored the polar wastes, discovering ice-free areas, warm water lakes and cavern systems. A secret base of operations, Station 211, was then apparently established in the Muhlig-Hofmann Mountains and under the ice of Antarctica. The area was renamed Neuschwabenland. Gradually throughout WW2, they populated it with military personnel and scientists, including 2,500 Waffen-SS soldiers and 10,000 of the ‘racially most pure’ young Ukrainian women, the Antarktische Siedlungnsfrauen {Antarctic Settlement Women}; in the proportion of four Ukrainian women to one German male. In 1943, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz is reputed to have said “Germany’s submarine fleet is proud that it created an unassailable fortress for the Führer on the other end of the world.” In the final days of the war, increasingly large numbers of personnel were allegedly transported to Neuschwabenland. It’s significant that allies estimated there were 250,000 Germans unaccounted for, at the end of WW2, even taking into account casualties and deaths. Later, under interrogation by American and British intelligence services, two captured U-boat captains Wilhelm Bernhard of U-530 and Heinz Schäffer of U-977, admitted delivered relics to Antarctica. Schäffer maintained he actually delivered the remains of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun to Neuschwabenland, after which they surrendered to authorities on July 10, 1945 in the Argentinean port of Mar-del-Plata. It’s alleged research and development continued in Neuschwabenland on hyper-advanced aerospace programmes, following von Braun, who laid the groundwork for the development of the first space launch vehicles. The most significant were the Sänger “Flying Wing, forerunner of today’s stealth B-2 bomber, and “foo fighters”, similar to flying saucers, that appeared and vanished at incredible speeds and created electrical and magnetic anomalies when close to allied aircraft. Later, allegedly, spacecraft were developed, using new, durable, but lightweight materials, able to accomplish 180 degree turns at Mach 4. In 1945, Germany had 138 types of guided missiles in various stages of development as well as radar, radio, wire, continuous radio waves, acoustic, infrared, light beams, and magnetic devices. Martin Bormann and other top Nazis, according to some accounts, escaped first to South America and subsequently to Neuschwabenland, where they built UFOs so sophisticated that their secret Nazi empire has exerted significant control over world events and governments to this day. In late 1947, then Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal sent a naval task force to Antarctic, including Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Krusen and Admiral Byrd, codenamed “Operation Highjump”, to locate Neuschwabenland. They apparently discovered water of 60-70 degree, and magnetic anomalies, suggesting a hidden base. However, according to some sources, Byrd and his invasion fleet encountered heavy resistance to their Antarctic venture from “flying saucers” and had to call off the invasion! Whatever, the expedition’s findings were immediately classified top secret as soon as it returned home. In 1959, three large newspapers in Chile reported front-page articles about close encounters with UFOs, the crews of which appeared to be German soldiers. Later, in the 1960s, there were further reports in New York, of German-speaking flying saucer ‘aliens’. In 2003, Russian ufologist Konstantin Ivanenko asserted the population of the ‘Antarctic Reich’ now exceeds two million; being “one of the most militarily powerful states in the world because it can destroy the USA several times over with its submarine-based nuclear missiles, remaining itself invulnerable to U.S. nuclear strikes because of the two-mile-thick ice shield.” Furthermore, Ivanenko asserts that the city of Neu Berlin, the secret colony’s capital, extends through “narrow sub-glacial tunnels” under an unnamed mountain range, heated by “volcanic vents.” Whether any of the above is actually true remains to be seen, but compelling evidence from James Forrestal, before he supposedly committed suicide and also Admiral Byrd, suggests it is. Closer to home, I have it on good authority from an individual whose parents had influential Nazi ties that the ‘Antarctic Reich’ is actually authentic. The Thais may have spoken truer than they know! Perhaps this is why in Germany today any similar Nazi propaganda is likely to incur a three-year jail sentence.


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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

“Sail away where no ball and chain Can keep us from the roaring waves Together undivided but forever we’ll be free So sail away aboard our rig The moon is full and so are we We’re seven drunken pirates We’re the seven deadly sins” The Roman Catholic Church divided sin into two categories, i.e., ‘venial’ which are relatively minor and ‘capital’ which are more severe mortal sin.

LEGAL corner today

Modernizing the deadly sins and secular laws to protect gullible property buyers in Pattaya? There are seven deadly sins which are Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride luring us into temptation. Some unethical people in Pattaya who are dominated by ‘avarice’ or ‘greed’ prey “Money, Money, my draconian lord”. They easily make their fortune from the hard earned money of some gullible retired expatriates who lose all their savings. Some simply cheat these gullible expatriates to have money to enjoy ‘gluttony’ to buy a brand new car and diamond watch. What is the category of sin they committed? Is it ‘venial’ or ‘capital’? In Pattaya, the enfor cement of laws is always lax with regard to wrongdoers. There are many laws in the Thai language which remain secret dossiers for all expatriates. Who will dis pense truthful knowledge to the property buyers in Pattaya? The ‘conspiracy theory’ implicates many people in the circle of sins. Some may have a lying tongue to tell everything your ears want to hear. “We are the

biggest project in town which will certainly be completed on time. It is the best investment for your money” is a typical sentence which may impress you together with the photos showing charitable activities hanging on the wall. “If you pay us the full amount up

becomes a time consuming process. It is a real misery for many retirees who find the limbo in the land, which they expected to be the kingdom of heaven. Need to modernise the new law to protect all property buyers In western countries, if

“Money, Money is My Lord” front, you will get a special any real estate developers discount”. These developers become bankrupt, they will refer you to a fake will be stigmatised for lawyer who will take part in committing a social sin the “conspiracy of silence” and blacklisted by the law for not telling the truth. and code of conduct. They If any development may also be punished cannot be completed on by the criminal law for time, it will be to the great mismanagement. misery of many buyers There is a saying in Thailand who expect to harvest from that many bankrupt entre their investment. To get the preneurs fall down on money deposit back from a pillow or cushion. Many these defaulting developers conceal their assets in the

Education

Happenings in Preschool B 2 over the last few weeks Miss Debbie & Team

Well doesn’t time fly when you’re having a good time? We have come to the end of our first half term and have completed our theme, Discovering Me! It has been amazing to see the children express themselves both in isolation and parallel play. We have over the past few weeks paid much attention on who we are, our home, our family and discovering our senses; what we see, smell, hear and touch. We used many different materials to observe and further identify our sense of touch and smell. The children enjoyed cutting up the fruit and of course tasting them. Sensory activities allow children to explore and further develop their

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communication and language skills while also strengthening their motor skills for pre-writing symbols and marks. It is important to

provide a variety of materials such as play dough, fingerpaints, sponges, brushes and every day objects such as spoons and forks to further strengthen their fine motor skills leading to development of self help and social skills. ART AND CREATIVITY Our art and creativity lessons enable children to demonstrate a sense of autonomy, the ability to

work independently and express their own thoughts and ideas through a variety of media. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the children have set curriculum planning for Mathematics and Language. We have over the last few weeks been looking at Letters S, A, T, I, and P using the Jolly Phonics programme and using worksheets to further develop children’s phonetic awareness. During our Mathematic activities the children have been counting and comparing numbers, looking at numerals 1-5, tracing and completing worksheets. In both areas of the curriculum we use songs and rhyme to further enhance the children’s communication and language skills.

names of their nominees who are their illegitimate wives. Some of them just change their names and come back to do business. The new government has recently passed a new law to protect all property buyers by introducing the ‘Escrow Account Systems’. The commercial banks will be permitted to undertake ‘Escrow Account Business’. The advantage for the property buyer in using an escrow account is to protect the down payment. If the buyer outs the down payment in an escrow account, the developer cannot use that money until the developer fulfils certain conditions of the escrow agreement. If the project is not completed within the time schedule, the bank who is the escrow agent will return the money to the buyer. Most developers will hate this new law because the down payment will go to the bank not the developer. The buyer will not have to sue the developer in the Court of Justice which will take more than a year. This new law will boost

Free time activities

Katie proudly presents her artwork related to our theme “My Home”

the confidence of foreign property buyers in Pattaya. It will be beneficial to all of us who will live and die in this city of devil and deep blue sea. For the social sanction, all of us whose bread and butter come from the real estate business should jointly stigmatise all unethical developers who have a lying tongue and hands that shed innocent blood from the misery of all property buyers. It is a time to modernise the deadly sins which may create the death for all of us in Pattaya. A good example is the enactment of the code of conducts of the Real Estate Brokers Association in the Eastern Seaboard. What they can do is to ostracise or expel unethical members who create fake escrow account to embezzle money deposits. ‘Greed’ or ‘Avarice’ is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess to acquire obscene wealth. A sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things.

The children enjoyed our Fruit Cone activity as we worked together exploring our senses.

Tactile experiences and Concentration


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Fool in Paradise

Sitting in a Pattaya beer bar recently, I thought about how things have changed in such a relatively short period of time. Take the frosty beer I was being served by a cute, smiling hostess. Did you know that in 1856, using the principal of vapour compression, Australian James Harrison produced the world’s first practical ice making machine and refrigerator? Australia was one of the first countries to adopt the new technology on a wide scale and Aussie pubs were among the first local businesses to use refrigeration - to keep beer ice-cold. Once again, it is a matter of beer advancing mankind. Unfortunately, there is often a negative side to progress and I thought about some things I really wish hadn’t changed. Let me take you back to Australia some 40 or so years ago; to a period I will arbitrarily label ‘the good old days’. The larger pubs were usually two or three-storey structures, typically built of brick and concrete. They provided simple, cheap accommodation on the floor(s) above the bars (a requirement of original licensing laws), and often had a kitchen and dining room. Three separate

by Frank Thring Once the rain had eased, I could continue my journey down Soi Yadsak (Soi 6) towards the beach without catching pneumonia. But first, I have to pass on a warning to male readers who may be thinking about venturing to Soi 6 to chat up a bird or two. All the ladies I interviewed confessed they only like old, fat, Aussie men of moderate means. Fortunately, I fall into one or more of those categories but if you are young, handsome, wealthy and English, European or American then I’m afraid you are out of luck. Sorry guys. After the Lord Nelson Pub on the south side of the soi is My Friend You Bar and Full Moon Bar, followed by a tattoo shop and pharmacy. Next is Up To You bar, still going strong, then the open-air Bret Bar with a pool table for customers. Hole In One obviously attracts golfing enthusiasts while

very high ceiling was the least decorated and most Spartan area of the hotel. Any pictures were high up on the walls and mostly sporting in nature; photos of famous cricketers, footballers, racehorses, etc. The lower walls were typically tiled for ease of cleaning. Beneath the splattering of tall, round tables and bar stools the concrete or linoleum floor was continually awash with beer swill, the air above was permeated with ethyl, hops and smoke, the conversations truncated by every four-letter word known to man, the laughter raucous and the only toilet consisted of one stall, one sink and a 30-foot long urinal. Customers never asked where the “men’s toilet” was because there was no women’s toilet to worry about. In the Public Bar a man could break wind loudly to the cheers and applause of his, until then, nearby mates; and brag about his sexual exploits until the bullshit ran thicker than treacle. He could join his mates in a ‘shout’ [round of drinks] and order a meat pie with mushy peas and tomato sauce if he was hungry. Here, food was traditionally eaten with the fingers. “If you want to eat with a knife and

fork, piss off into the Ladies Lounge!” And the barmaids were the best in the business. They were usually over 40, with years of pub experience behind them. No publican would ever throw a young, green piece of crumpet in to work in the Public Bar, even if she did have a 40-D chest. The older barmaids were the best at remembering faces, names and orders. Once you developed a rapport with one, she could read your mind; knowing when you wanted another beer and when you’d had enough. These sheilas could pour perfect beers from a wooden keg and leave the drip tray bone dry. During rush hour they could carry four 10ounce beer glasses in each hand and remember at least a dozen orders shouted at them across a sea of heads. In these days before pocket calculators they could do the math in their heads and never get it wrong. Sitting up at the bar, a bloke would have a few small notes in front of him with a stack of coins on top to stop the ceiling fans from blowing them away. Each time he was served a drink the barmaid simply took the money out of the pile and

put any change back on top. It was a very efficient accounting system. Most barmaids didn’t drink alcohol (at least while working) and all had a great sense of humour. They were certainly not prudes and had probably heard every swear word and dirty joke known to man. In conversations there were no taboo subjects. There was nothing you could not say in front of them because they had literally heard it all before. You could call them ‘darling’, ‘sweetheart’ or ‘love’ and they would not take offence. The Pattaya hostess asked if I’d like another beer but I hesitated as my mind returned to the present. This ‘barmaid’ was cute and at least 30 years younger than her Aussie sisters of the 1960’s. She appeared to have a sense of humour and was certainly no prude. She too has probably heard every swear word and dirty joke known to man, and there is nothing I cannot say in front of her. I can call her ‘darling’, ‘sweetheart’ or ‘love’ and she won’t take offence. So what if she can’t remember my name or pour a perfect beer. She doesn’t have to – the beer comes in bottles. Neither is it necessary for her to carry four glasses in each hand or remember a dozen orders. The cashier has a desk calculator to do the math, I have a bin in front of me and it all makes a workable accounting system. It is easy to talk about the good old days and there may certainly have been such a time, but the present, at least in Pattaya, is not such a bad place either. “Yes, sweetheart, I’ll have another beer, thank you.”

as I could. Next is Quickie Bar which, according to my records, used to be known as Dirty Dens (British Pub). Another bar, Sky Bar, has snuck its way in next door. It wasn’t there the last time I made notes so perhaps Dirty Dens was split into two. Red Light Bar and Pat Bar are just before the Thai Massage Development School (see photo) which I’ve heard from friends is a great place for a traditional Thai massage (i.e. no hanky panky); it is not expensive and very relaxing. Back on the left, after Queen Victoria Inn there is a hairdressing/beauty salon, one of many in this soi. With such a large number of potential customers around, the reason is obvious. These salons are always busy and do a great job – in goes mutton; out comes lamb; in goes Sam; out comes Samantha. Next is Jimmy Mac’s Beer Bar and So What! Bar. Speaking of Sam and Samantha, I noticed the latter bar was home to quite a few very tall ladies with, dare I guess, very deep voices. Across the small lane leading through to Soi 6/1 is Spider Girl beer bar (the site was formerly

a travel agency and antique shop) followed by Route 69 bar and the Red Door. That’s where I will pause for this issue. Changing the subject briefly, Australian readers will know that Tuesday the 3rd of November is Melbourne Cup Day. This is the horse race that ‘stops a nation’ and anyone interested

in being one of the estimated 650 million people around the world watching the race live should get to Boxing Roo bar on Third Road opposite Soi Lengkee. The telecast starts around 9:00am (yes, that’s in the morning!) but the actual race will be on at 11:00am. Food and prizes on offer. See you there!

Bar Nostalgia

and clearly defined bar areas were located at street level. At the upper end of the scale was the Private Bar which usually did not open until after sundown. The Private Bar was open to everyone but there were dress requirements. For men, shoes and socks, long trousers and a shirt with collar were probably the minimum dress standard. For women, no mini skirts or tank tops were permitted. No-one under the age of 21 was allowed to be in the Private Bar. The decor was elegant with leather lounges, polished wood panelling and dim lighting. Drinks were more expensive but cocktails, vintage wine, cognac and port was available. Next was the Lounge, sometimes referred to as the ‘Saloon’ or ‘Ladies Lounge’, which catered primarily to women and working and middle class families. This was larger in area, comprised mostly of tables and chairs rather than bar stools, though the chairs were often of the metal, stackable variety. It was open to men, women and children but no-one under the age of 21 was served alcohol (reduced to 18 in 1974). Food in the form of pub grub was always available and more

substantial meals were often served at lunch and dinner times. I remember Friday and Saturday nights were the most popular and entire extended families would arrive, push a few tables together and turn up the volume for what was perhaps their one night of the week out together. Last, but not least, was the Public Bar, a bit of a misnomer because NO WOMEN were allowed. Apart from the barmaids (yes, we were allowed to call them ‘barmaids’ back then), the Public Bar was a male only domain; the last bastion of pure testosterone ever to be seen in the Western world. Anyone was welcome in the Public Bar as long as they had testicles. Even young lads were allowed in if accompanied by their father. No daughters were allowed no matter who they were with. I recall, at about the age of 10, sitting proudly up at the bar with my father and his mates. I would have my raspberry cordial but occasionally I would sneak a sip from his large beer glass. I remember thinking how bitter it tasted and wondering why so many grown men found it enjoyable. Oh, the innocence of youth! The Public Bar with its

TG Bar is just before Queen Victoria Inn which, like the Lord Nelson, is a English pub/tavern that serves very nice meals. On the opposite side of the street following the now defunct Public Library is

vinyl lounges for tired patrons while Foxy’s Bar had some very pretty hostesses out front. The cutest one remarked how much she liked my beer belly (she became the first of my interviewees) so I popped in for a refreshment.

Soho Bar, Sex in the City (formerly called Sexy Soi 6) and Blue Hawaii. British Bull Dog Bar is operating but has a ‘For Sale’ sign on the wall. Roxy Bar offers very comfortable brown

Her enthusiasm confirmed what is generally well known; that this Low Season has been particularly lean. Because she was so friendly and attentive, I helped the poor young thing out as much

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Amor Restaurant Celebrates Thanksgiving The famous ‘Amor’ Restaurant will be holding it’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday 26th November to celebrate this very special day. The menu will consist of Home Made Corn Bread, Cream of Leek and Potato Soup – Sorbet Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Brandied Orange Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables, Home Made Pumpkin Pie and Tea or Coffee. Baht 950 + per person. As usual Amor’s Thanksgiving is “family style service to your table and all you can eat” Two Sittings 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm. Reservations Recommended Tel: 0-38-710-680 or 081945-5396 or richard@ amorrestaurant.com Royal British Legion Thailand We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on 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 specialise in zumba fitness, international ballroom standard, and Latin, social dancing 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

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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 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.pattaya backgammonleague.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. 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-archeryclub.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. 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 HuntCrowley on 08 1340 8852 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) 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 WorldIndiana 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. Buy 2 get 1 FREE! on all Oil Massages at SIVARA SPA, PATTAYA A special offer for massage lovers! Select your favourite choice of massage from the list; Mind Relaxing Massage - Body Balancing Massage - Stress Release Massage - Balinese Massage. 60 min 1,800 Baht++, 90 min 2,400 Baht++. The promotion is available at Sivara Spa from 1-30 November 2009 at Amari Orchid Resort and Tower, Pattaya. Call for details and reservations on 038 418 418, to bring a little balance back into your daily routine, relax and re-centre, in complete luxury.

Pattaya Gay TV is now online The latest internet guide to promote gay life in Pattaya and Thailand is now available online www.PattayaGayTV.com The channel hopes to re-create the atmosphere of gay events held in Pattaya and to broadcast them to share with everyone. The reports will also be rebroadcast by partners worldwide in their own networks and channels. Pattaya Gay TV would also like you to invite them to your event so that they can make a report to broadcast or you can send them your own video. As part of their service to the gay community they would also like to hear from you if you have ideas for future TV programs. For more information visit www.pattayagaytv.com Hotel Vista Pattaya Halloween Event Something wickedly-fun is brewing this month as Hotel Vista Pattaya, together with event partners Bacardi and Movenpick, readies for a special Halloweennight celebration called ‘Thriller Night.’ The party is set on the 31st of October, starting at 9:00PM till midnight; with music by up-and-coming master DJ Butang featuring ‘ghoulish’ remixes of Michael Jackson hits. The night will run red with an - U N L I M I T E D - flow of designer cocktails and free canapés from 9:00PM to 11:00, as professional entertainers cast their signature spooks and chills to all party guests. Tickets are sold at 555 Baht per person, and are now available at the reception desk of Hotel Vista Pattaya. Biggles Big Band of Amsterdam comes to the Ravindra Resort and Spa Biggles, an 18-piece orchestra that plays music from the great swing era, recreating the magical sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey. For more than 20 years, Biggles Big Band has performed every Monday night at the Casablanca Café, located right in the heart of Amsterdam. The bands’ vocalist, crooner Arnold Auée, brings Frank Sinatra back to life with songs like: Fly Me To The Moon, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and The Lady Is A Tramp. Ravindra Resort and Spa Pattaya, only on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Starting from 18:00 to 23:00 . Ticket Baht 300net including one standrad drink. For reservation and more contact: 038 235-777 ext 2006


WOMEN TODAY

She-Cats

Vol. 9 No. 04 1 - 15 November 2009

by Bee McConville Beware! There’s a new breed of woman roaming the urban jungle and if you are a young male, single and find maturity attractive, then she may well be turning her predatory attentions on you (although this probably isn’t the case in Pattaya where all saddo males are looking solely for Thai totty rather than, farang female, ball-busting conver sationalists). While the western press has been gawping at, and gossiping about, celebrity relationships where sophisticated and glamorous ladies have had the nerve to be seen in public with handsome youngsters hanging off their arms, the rest of the world has caught up and ladies everywhere, who find themselves footloose and fancy free, are eying up the talent of pretty young boy things. Now there’s a strong smell of hypocrisy linked with the media’s castigation of older women fancying younger men, as the male of the species has been preying on much younger women for donkey’s years and nobody has really batted an eyelid. When Jacqui Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis people were more interested in the reaction of his mistress, Maria Callas, than they were of the fact that Jacqui was twenty three years younger than Ari. And when Sophia Loren married Carlo Ponti, twenty two years her senior, the press was more concerned with why such a beautiful woman had married a man who did not fall into the eye-candy category. Even in recent years the press has been rather kind to aging actors who have opted for young, fresh skinned females. Tom Cruise, a mere sixteen years older than young Katie, was vilified for acting outrageously as he jumped around the sofa on Oprah, but that was more because he declared that he was in love, rather than for his cradle snatching antics. Michael Douglas was complimented on his amazingly good luck when Catherine Zeta Jones, a quarter of a century younger, said ‘I do,’ and Harrison Ford is being congratulated that his girlfriend of seven years, Calista Flockhart, and twenty two years younger, has accepted his proposal

of marriage. The only time that eyebrows were raised was when Woody Allen declared he was marrying Soon-Yi Previn and this was more due to the fact that she was his adopted daughter rather than the thirty five years that separated them. So why is it so scandalous

higher levels of education and income.’ So why should unattached women just focus on men their own age. I mean let’s be really honest here – look around and see if you can identify any man of a certain age who is still single, heterosexual and attractive to a white, western and

Now ladies, I know the choice would be hard!!

that an older woman would want to share the company of a much younger man? And who is it that finds the notion so scandalous? No doubt it is the middle-aged media men who have coined the term ‘cougar’ to describe older, ‘predatory’ women, and who are displaying signs of mid-life crises and extreme angst that they are no longer the pick of the pack in the dating market and have been by-passed and flung onto the top of the ‘past it’ pile. Older women partnering younger men made no sense back in the day when birth control was no more that the woman saying ‘not tonight,’ and most females spent their time raising large families with no convenient laboursaving devices in the home. By the time these women reached menopause, they were physically worn out, mentally fatigued, and wholly reliant on their husbands for financial support. In the 21st century things couldn’t be more different. Educated women are now self-sufficient and financially independent, families are much smaller, and housework is supported by gadgets that reduce the load significantly. After raising children, more couples than ever are separating so there are a lot of forty-something women back out in the dating game. In addition, sociologists have pointed out that, ‘The loosening of relationship conventions appears to be particularly evident among female baby boomers, who are faced with the smallest pool of compatible men as conventionally defined, those two to three years older, of similar background and with

well-educated woman. They are so few and far between as to be practically extinct (and in Pattaya, I’m afraid they have been completely extinct for many a year!) If I were on the lookout, as a mature woman who has already raised a family, am I going to focus on finding a man whose major accessories

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are a beer gut and a burning need for someone to keep the house clean and to cook his meals? Absolutely not! If I am financially independent with my own house and good career, why should I seek out a has-been who has a life expectancy of less than ten more healthy years? If I can use a car metaphor here, why should I consider taking on a second hand, older model that is already showing signs of wear and tear, keeps conking out and may blow a gasket at any moment, when I could choose a far newer model with shiny newer parts, a cool exterior and that can do so many more miles to the gallon. Surely it makes utter sense? So rather than just envy the likes of Demi Moore, Madonna and Halle Berry why not join in the fun and cast your eyes over those younger ‘cubs’ around you, although keep it realistic and observe the half-plus-seven-rule (which suggests that the ideal ‘cub’ age is half your age plus seven years). And bear in mind that it is probably not wise to copy the behaviour of Wook Kunder who, at the ripe old age of 104, married a man of 33!

No Sweat

Now I don’t know about those in the west. Finding you, but I’ve always assumed the toiletries section was that buying deodorant would relatively easy, although be a relatively easy task, and locating the actual product would add a mere minute or two to my shopping outing. But I was forgetting that ‘this is Thailand’ and every now and again we find ourselves foxed by local habits and shopping needs. I know, I know, I should have gone to Boots where the selection of deodorants is limited to roll-on or spray, male or female, and there is usually a choice of no more than four different products. But I didn’t go to Boots, silly me, so I ended up searching for something to stop me being smelly in Big C, Looking and smelling where, I should great, but it could be whiter! have realised by now, shopping is based on I was looking for took a tad very different principles to longer as Big C, it has got to

be said, is more than generous in its choices of toothpaste, mouthwash, hair product, skin stuff and all other sorts of body goodies. So it was the actual deodorant/ antiperspirant shelves that really perplexed me as I had to choose between: longlasting 24 hour, longer-lasting 48 hour, spray-on (CFC free), roll-on, hard stick, liquid, with/without moisturiser, with/ without perfume, especially for sensitive skin, antiaging (!!), sports, non-staining, and then the really fun one – whitening deodorant! Ha, I thought, why on earth would I want to buy an antiperspirant that would dye my armpits white? I mean I don’t actually walk around in sleeveless garments with my arms up in the air flashing the old armpits to all and sundry,

and, if truth be told, I have no idea what colour my armpits are in the first place as I don’t actually look at them very often. I tend to assume that they will be the same colour as the rest of me, well the bits that have never been exposed to the sun anyway. So are there actually women out there who analyse their armpit hues on a regular basis? Is life that complicated that you have to make a note of the shade of a part of your body that most people don’t take any notice of whatsoever? I mean I can understand the issue to do with whether or not to have hairy armpits, particularly in a country where most of us sweat like pigs the moment we step out of our air-conditioned offices and apartments, but really, the idea of worrying whether our armpits are white enough, that has got to be the height of obsession, even if you are a Thai female. Call me Mrs Thicky, but I thought the point of using deodorants was to basically stop us being whiffy, and not to feed an obsessional desire to bleach such an anonymous part of our anatomy! I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie


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Pattaya Today visits Father Ray Foundation

Father Ray Foundation Development Director, Mike Lancaster, invited reporting staff from Pattaya Today to tour two of their eight projects which require special funding. TheFather Ray Drop In Center is where the OutReach team is based and the building provides a much needed haven for children who come under threat on the streets of Pattaya. Mike told us “The Fr-Ray Centre in Thepprasit Road opposite Soi 15 becomes their home for a short stay until we can house these ‘at risk’ young ones in the Father Ray Children’s Village located off Siam Country Club road. The Father Ray Drop In Centre needs new classrooms so that more students can learn life skills, literacy and computer courses are so valuable to securing a healthy future. Education takes many forms though, and the staff at the Drop in Centre has also drawn up plans for a sports field and vegetable garden. The Development Division of Father Ray Foundation is working tirelessly to raise funds for these essential projects with one third of the 350,000 baht needed to build, already

collected. “Add this sum together with the 250,000 baht needed to furnish the six new houses, currently under construction, in the Children’s Village and we are sending a plea out to your readers to donate their support by helping with finance or provided gifts in kind. In addition to capital costs such as the examples here, we incur every increasing everyday costs at the Father Ray Foundation projects. For instance, the upkeep and running of a house in the Father Ray Village is 635,000 baht per year or just under 2,000 baht per day. We have 10 houses. Each house is home to eight children living with a mother and aunt to care for them. To keep a professionally trained OutReach team on the streets can cost up to 500 baht each night and our staff work 7 nights a week. Father Ray Foundation cares for 850 abused, abandoned and isolated children and disabled young adults and caring is 7-days and 7-nights each week every week of the year. The Father Ray Foundation’s Mission Statement is “we never turn a needy child away” Please help us to

continue and extend our caring. Donations can be made on-line www.fr-ray. org By post to: Fr. Ray Foundation, PO Box 15, Pattaya City, Chonburi, 20260. In person Father Ray Center, 440 Moo 9

km, 145 Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260. By telephone: (+66) 038 716 628 and Email: pr@fr-ray. org every little you give helps us to help a little one.”

Four Swiss Ambassadors visit Father Ray Children’s Village Her Excellency Mrsm Christine Schraner Burgener, the newly appointed Swiss Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, together with her husband, His Excellency Christoph Burgener, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia, Laos and Burma, and their two children, Justine (13) and Vincent (10) enjoyed their visit to the Village to view the construction of six new houses and meet with the house mothers and the Father Ray Foundation children who entertained them with Thai dancing. Swiss organisations have provided funds for two of the four houses already built in the Fr-Ray Village, which provide a home and shelter for children from the streets, abandoned, abused, orphaned…now they are safe in a secure place full of love. The Ambassador from Switzerland has pledged to return to the Father Ray

Village and thanked Fr-Ray Foundation Development Director, Mike Lancaster, for his invitation to this joyful experience. Mr Lancaster presented Her Excellency with the biography about Father Ray and the organisation that he founded; children from the Fr-Ray village presented the Ambassador and her family with Phuang Ma Lai, the sweet smelling Jasmine garlands associated with mothers. The Swiss dignitaries are pictured here with the mothers from the Village, Joy, Tun, Dao and Nim, also Father Ray Foundation volunteers from many parts of the world, staff and helpers and some of the Village children. Please help us to help more children, like these little ones, to feel safe and loved. We need funds to furnish the six new houses under construction in the Father Ray Village and pay for their annual upkeep.

Every little donation helps every little one. Thank you for yours. To donate: email pr@ fr-ray.org, through our

website www.fr-ray.org visit or write to us 440 Moo 9km, 145 Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 20260.


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, Whenever I chat with the many and varied girls that work in the bar, I have never come across a girl who wants to marry and settle down with a Thai man. A high percentage seems to have tales of conception and deception from their Thai male partners. I hear stories of husbands who drank and gambled, used violence, played around openly with other women, and of so many men who ran away as soon as there was a baby to care for. They all seem hell bent on a “farang man” as the perfect marriage, and don’t seem to care that most of the expats they can choose from are much older than

them, and generally not much to look at—and in some cases, not very nice either! Are Thai men really that bad or am I falling for the old sales pitch again? Listener

You should bear in mind that the girls who pour out their stories to you are experts at playing the sympathy game, to encourage you to part with as much dosh as possible. With a couple of drinks inside you and a pretty girl gazing into your eyes and telling you her troubles, it’s so easy to succumb to the desire to help her financially, especially after an enjoyable “romantic” coupling! All bar girl stories should be taken with a pinch of salt until proved to be fact; however, many of these stories are probably true. Some men, like others around the globe, consider hitting a wife as normal practice, and there are many

instances of Thai men banging, breeding and bolting; visit a rural village and you will find many women whose husbands have left them and never send money for a baby’s upkeep. Unlike some western countries, tracking them down for maintenance money seems non-existent here. Naturally, not all Thai males are like this— and some Thai women are bad wives ,but for a girl from a poor background with children to feed, an expat with some money in the bank would be a good catch, and unlike some in the west, Thais are usually not concerned about any age difference. Unfortunately, they sometimes ignore an expat’s failings and marriage is a disaster, in the same way as when expats marry bar girls without first getting to know them well. Dear Kris & Noi, Last week we spent a few days in Bangkok,

then a brief visit to my wife’s family, so as a treat for my daughter we flew to Ubon Ratchathani (is it really an international airport?). As we approached, the air hostess announced that the taking of photos is strictly forbidden over Ubon Ratchathani and at the airport. Is Isaan worried about being invaded by horny expats? I suppose if I want to find Isaan’s secret nuclear silos, I’ll just have to look at google maps. Jomtien Roamer Very droll. As well as being a civil airport it is also a Thai Royal Air Force base. During the Vietnam War, the airfield was used by the air forces of Australia and particularly The United States, for whom it was an important base. As for the international in the title, this is a little out of date. At one time there were some flights to neighbouring countries, but for some

years now there have only been domestic flights. Dear Kris & Noi, On a recent visit to Pattaya I saw shops offering everything from Sexy Massage to cheap international phone calls. Laundry services to Legal services. Visa shops to STD Clinics. Fortune Tellers to Tattooists. Pawn shops to Porn shops. I haven’t as yet seen a place that offers psychiatric services.... they would make a killing! Half the city is mad and the other half is well on its way. I think I was the only sane one around! Is it Pattaya that makes the tourists turn crazy, or are they crazy before and Pattaya is a “Crazy Magnet”? The only ones who seem to have retained their dignity through all this mayhem are the Thais (well, most of them anyway).... how the hell do they do it? The number of rude, ignorant or just plain mad Falangs is not proportionate to the numbers in our respective countries. Well, time to go—its medication time!! Napoleon Bonaparte.

Despite sounding as nutty as a fruitcake, your description of Pattaya, its residents and visitors is pretty accurate. As well as having a diverse range of services and entertainment that attracts all sorts, Pattaya is rather laid back, to put it mildly, regarding rules and regulations, so if some people feel like letting their hair down, acting a little crazy and having harmless fun on holiday Pattaya caters for them. Unfortunately, many of the visitors, and some expat residents, only come for cheap sex with tasty girls and making prats of themselves in bars, giving displays which in their own countries would be ended by heavyweight bouncers or the police. They come to Pattaya, thinking that the money in their wallets makes them superior to the locals, especially the service girls, and are rude to everyone. Pattaya does seem to attract plenty of yobbos and weirdos, but just stay away from them Nappy, and keep taking your pills.


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What annoys me the most?

by Ms. Ann Trhope

I’m glad you asked. In addition to most people and the little annoyances that are part and parcel of living in a teeming metropolis such as ours, there are some special irritations that really aggravate me and get my blood boiling. Mind you, it doesn’t take much to p**s me off, but there are some things and behaviors that cause me to reach for the digitalis and pop a couple of extra tablets. Here are a few in no particular order. I really despise Windows Vista. For foisting this upon us, I’d like to string up Bill Gates by his gonads. Every time my computer screen freezes or a message appears that such-andsuch program has stopped responding, I want to take my computer and throw it out the window; along with all of Vista’s windows. One thing they got right is the spinning circle that is supposed to tell you that something is loading. It’s perfectly symbolic of the Vista operating system: that is, going in circles, spinning your wheels, etc. Whoever

came up with that symbol to replace the iconic hourglass must have really hated Microsoft at heart. I love it when I answer the phone and the nitwit on the other end asks, “Who is this?”

Wouldn’t it occur to that person to identify himself before asking to whom he’s talking? A few days ago, during the wee hours, I was unpleasantly awakened by the blaring jangling of my phone. When the lady on the other end demanded that I identify myself, I replied that I was the person she woke up in the middle of the night and slammed down the receiver. (Sorry, Mom.) Then, there are the people who find it necessary to read the newspaper aloud. When I’m having breakfast with my friend and we’re both reading our copies of the morning daily, for some strange reason, he likes to recite the (usually depressing) story he is reading, aloud. First of all, as I have successfully completed sixth grade, I am perfectly capable of reading anything appearing

in the morning newspaper myself. Secondly, as I do not have stellar powers of concentration, it’s really hard to read one item and listen to my friend’s recitation at the same time. Finally, the stories that he usually thinks are so urgent that I have to hear them

roads to the malfunctioning traffic lights; and let’s not forget the unreliable electrical, water, telephone and Internet services. Guys: this is the twentyfirst century. Get your acts together!

immediately are usually of little or no interest to me. How many times do I have to hear about the rotten state of the economy and the declining value of the American dollar? I’ve already given up eating on Thursdays and Saturdays.

on many electronic items has a special place in my heart. Did you ever try to open one of these super wrapped products? They’re almost impossible to open without a pickax. When you finally do get them open, chances are you’ve caused major injury to your hand; and if the product inside is defective, the store doesn’t want to take it back because you’ve destroyed the covering. Well, in Pattaya

Another entry on my list of items that make me want to scream is Pattaya’s infrastructure: from the appalling condition of the

The hard plastic wrapping

that doesn’t matter, as most stores have a customer be damned policy anyway.

There really should be a code of etiquette for mobile phone usage. Even with all of the cute announcements before the feature movie begins, there are always some Neanderthals who don’t switch off their devices. When their phones ring, they, of course, have to answer them. Since there’s an annoying film playing, it is necessary for them to shout at the top of their lungs so that they can be heard by their stupid friends who probably actually knew they were at the movies in the first place. So, the other day, as the murderer was about to be revealed at the end of the film I had just spent two hours watching, all I heard was, “Hell-oh. I’m at the movies.” Moreover, when I’m speaking to someone in person, whether to a friend, to the clerk in a shop or to an office worker, why is the person on the phone, who just interrupted our discussion, so important? I

A Beer at the White House

of racism.

Recently my attention was arrested by a news item from my home state of Massachusetts. A black college professor at Harvard University and a policeman got into a confrontation of some sort, the police arrested the professor, and the professor accused them

This caused a great uproar in the United States, with media pundits weighing in from every quarter. Eventually even President Obama got into the act. He said the police had acted stupidly. This raised another uproar. So the president tried to smooth things over by inviting the professor and the policeman over to the White House for a beer. I don’t know all the details of the case, but the interesting thing was this: in one casual remark, President Obama cut through all the foofaraw and struck upon a simple but brilliant solution. He invited the two antagonists over to the White House for a beer. This is a very ‘guy’ thing, which every guy will understand immediately. But it may very well baffle nonguys (more conventionally known as women). It is the ultimate conciliatory gesture for guys. Two guys may hate each other with a passion, but if a third guy invites them over for a beer, they will both go. They have to go. It is a moral imperative for guys. No guy ever turns down a free beer. I was sure that the

incident would resolve itself successfully as the president, the professor, and the policeman put their feet up on the railing of the White House porch and discussed the problems of the world over that beer. (Actually, it would be three beers, one for each of them. And although I am not sure that the White House has a porch, much less a railing for guys to put their feet up on, it can’t be much of a White House if it doesn’t.) To cement the atmosphere of good will, charity, and camaraderie, I thought the three participants ought to watch ‘The Godfather,’ which is the ultimate movie for guys. Perhaps the professor and the policeman could retire to the White House basketball court afterwards to shoot a few hoops with the president. As expected, the presidential beerfest was a resounding success. They didn’t hold it on the White House porch, but at a white table on the lawn. They didn’t watch ‘The Godfather’ or shoot any hoops afterward, either. Vice President Joe Biden showed up, with his famous mouth, but this time he didn’t open it, so nothing newsworthy

transpired. I imagine that the conversation probably went something like this: Professor: Thank you for inviting us over, Mr. President. Policeman: That goes double for me. President: You’re welcome, guys. Let’s just kick back and suck down a cold one and forget about all the fuss. Policeman: Yeah. Hey, I’m sorry I hassled you, prof. Professor: It’s okay, dude. I’m mellow. I may be black and you may be white, but we’re both guys. President: Let’s drink a toast to our essential guyness. (They toast, and drain their beer mugs.) Policeman: That was good, Mr. President. Could I have another one? President: Well, I invited you both over for a beer. That means one beer each. I didn’t invite you over to empty my refrigerator. Professor: Mr. President. Barack. May I call you Barack? President: Why not? My mother did, and so does my wife. Professor: Barack, man, a bird can’t fly on one wing. A man can’t function on one

beer. We need another one. President: Okay, one more round for the three of us. (Five rounds later:) Guys, I really think we need to wind things up. I need to work on my prelth hare cogram. I mean, my health care program. Burp. Policeman: Aren’t you going to invite us to watch ‘The Godfather’? Professor: I thought we were going to get to shoot a few hoops with you. President: I’d really love to, guys, but I’ve got a runtry to cun. A country to run. Burp. Policeman: Hmph. Well, it’s back to the mean streets of Massachusetts to resume my lonely and thankless career of crushing crime in America for this brave but underpaid cop. Professor: Yep. And it’s back to the books and lectures and grading papers for this stalwart but unappreciated champion of our intellectual freedoms. A beer at the White House! Just think about it! If this practice could be institutionalized, it would revolutionize U.S. diplomacy. A beer at the White House could mollify Kim Jong-il into renouncing North Korea’s

never understood why the intrusive caller always takes priority over the person who is there, live and in living color. I’d like to grab the offending mobile and throw it in the toilet. The driving habits of many motorists here in Fun City are appalling. I know I’ll be stopped by the boys in brown if I neglect to wear my helmet when riding my motorbike or forget to use my seatbelt when driving my car (and I support this); but it seems that everything else is fair game. Where else do drivers routinely drive the wrong way against traffic to avoid turning right when they reach their destination? In addition, to many, red lights are pretty to look at but don’t seem to trigger a stopping response; and coming within a millimeter of the vehicle one is passing represents great sport. Also, why do so many (especially our much maligned friends who drive songtaews) think it’s a smart idea to try to overtake a driver who is in the process of making a right turn? However, the ones that really get on my nerves the most are those who have to complain about everything. Give it a rest! Do you really think I want to know about your grievances? nuclear program. Ditto with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. Except that in his case it would have to be nonalcoholic beer. And why only the U.S.? Why not the world? If Ban Ki-moon invited Than Shwe to U.N. headquarters for a beer, Aung San Suu Kyi might soon be free. If Vladimir Putin invited Mikheil Saakashvili to the Kremlin for a beer, the problems between Russia and Georgia might soon be history. But in their case, I suspect the drink of choice might be vodka. Moving closer to home, if Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva invited former prime minister and current fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra to Government House for a beer, the conflict that has riven Thailand asunder might dissipate like the morning mists at noontide. Especially after they clapped the handcuffs on him. A beer at the White House: a new model for world diplomacy, a simple solution to humanity’s divisive problems. Just so long as it’s not more than one.

S. Tsow can be flamed at s.tsow@ymail.com, except when he’s relaxing over a round of beer. (It might be four or five.)


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Vol. 9 No. 04  1 - 15 November 2009

Curtain Outlet – A Unique Interior Design Experience Curtain Outlet in Thepprasit Road is the answer to every homemaker’s dreams because as a one-stop shop, you can attend to all your interior decor needs in one go. Curtains, fabrics, upholstery fabrics, cushion covers, wall coverings, room-dividers, blinds - all can be provided at one fell swoop, so you can immediately transform the bare shell of your condo, or a room in your house into

a wonderland of colour, textures, and ambiance that literally envelops you in luxury and elegance. To find anything remotely similar to that which is on offer at Curtain Outlet, you would have to go to Bangkok’s Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, where the manufacturer of the fabrics, PASAYA, has an outlet. That alone indicates the quality of product. Had this been the UK, you

might find the equivalent in Harrods in London. Curtain Outlet has several unique features the like of which you would be hard pressed to find even in Bangkok, let alone Pattaya. The first is the absolutely fantastic discounts that will be available for the foreseeable future, as long as the stock lasts. Currently, there are discounts of 70% available on curtains, fabrics, upholstery fabrics, and cushion covers.

Pattaya Today was told by the owner of Curtain Outlet, Khun Kannika Kompanthong, that there are literally a million yards of fabric available, so, as I say, the discounts will continue for quite some time. There are also discounts of 10% available on the wall coverings, room-dividers/partitions, and blinds. No one else in the region, or even in Bangkok, for that matter,

can offer anything remotely like these discounts, so much so that even other shops come to buy. The next unique feature is the extremely high quality of these fabrics. They are export quality, having to satisfy the stringent quality control requirements of the West, as many items are actually exported. The quality control is guaranteed through state-of-theart, 100% computerised production methods. This assures colour fastness which will withstand three years of exposure to the sun, 10,000 washes and 16,000 hard scrubs. The quality control also assures 100% colour and fabric matching, so never again will you be presented with the predicament of having mismatched curtains or upholstery. In addition, there is a one-year guarantee on all fabrics. The next unique factor is the sheer scope, innovative design, and myriad variety of colours and textures; the only conceivable problem here is that the variety is so wide that you could well be spoilt for choice and if you happen to be born in Libra, you might well have highly refined aesthetic appreciation, but your discrimination and decision-making capability might be paralysed! However, rest assured all is not lost; it just so happens that Khun Kannika is an expert interior designer, with her own design house, Design Corner. The mission statement of Design Corner is to offer

unique and cost effective design solutions while maintaining functional objectives, quality and client satisfaction. However, for Curtain Outlet customers, Khun Kannika will act as a design consultant for free, so your difficult aesthetic decisions are taken care of. There is also a wide variety of attractive curtain rods and options of hoops or eyelets for your curtains. As I said, this is a one-stop emporium in more senses than one. The last unique feature of Curtain Outlet, Khun Kannika assures us, is that every single customer who enters the shop, buys. How many other shops can claim that? This is largely made possible by Khun Kannika’s partnership with PASAYA, whose bywords are beauty, elegance, intelligence and

is an experience but not the inspiration. We believe that value of textiles is tangible, not just perceivable. We believe that the merit of product is functionality while beauty is enchantment. We pledge to create textiles by love and by passion.” “The Passion for Life, the Passion for PASAYA” Now for the wall

independence. PASAYA is a brand of textile products created by world-awardwinning textile designers. Their mission statement is as follows: “We believe that quality is rather a concern than a process. We believe that tradition

coverings; these are exclusive, superior designs imported from the UK. Again there is a wide variety of colours, with textures ranging from fabric and paper to vinyl in a host of styles. The brand name is Romo and the designer names include Marenka,

Mirabel and Grandis. You can see samples of each and feel the superior quality and once again Khun Kannika is on hand to help you over those difficult design decisions. You might go for one wall in one type of wall covering and the wall facing it in another; perhaps choosing part wall covering and part paint. Just to give you an indication, at current discount prices, a studio of 30-40m2 would cost approximately Bt15,000 to cover the walls. Finally, the blinds again come in a wide variety of styles, made of wood, aluminium, vinyl and fabric. The types include roller and slatted and will blend in magnificently with all the other design components. Just go along and see what’s available and be amazed.


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Vol. 9 No. 04  1 - 15 November 2009 Managing Director of recruitment ‘Website Monster’, which commissioned the research, described the findings on London working patterns as surprising. He said “In their face of economic uncertainty you might expect to see people stay entrenched in their current jobs and ride out the storm, but our research suggest that Londoners who are currently working are in fact more open to career change.”

Exodus of Britons growing ALMOST 400,000 people quit Britain to find a better life abroad last year as the recession took hold. A total of 395,000 people emigrated from the UK during 2008, a rise of 24 percent compared with the 318,000 who left in 2007 according to the Office of National Statistics. Around 158,000 were British citizen leaving the country for an expat life overseas, a further 237,000 were foreigners returning home or leaving for other countries. Research has shown the most popular destinations for Britons emigrating abroad are Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and the US. The number of Eastern Europeans from Poland, Slovakia and other former communist countries returning home last year more than doubled from 25,000 to 66,000. The trend helped drive down net immigration to 18,000, a drop of 44 percent and the lowest since the expansion of the EU five years ago. Karen Dunnell, the Government’s Chief Statistician, said the figures were likely to be due to the economic downturn. An estimated one million people have flocked to the UK since Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania Estonia and Slovakia and Slovenia joined the EU in 2004. The Government faced fierce criticism at the time for opting to give all new EU citizens free access to UK labour markets, while other major economies imposed strict curbs. Britain face blackout BRITAIN is facing its first power cuts since the 1970’s as demand for electricity outstrips supplies, MP’s warned last week. The crisis is looming as clapped-out power stations reach the end of their lives or are closed by EU “Green” laws. Ministers have pencilled in power cuts from 2017 to save 3000 megawatts of electricity a year. That is enough to leave a city the size of Nottingham without electricity for a day. The bleak figures are contained in a chart buried in the back of the Government’s low -carbon plan. Tory MP Greg Clark accused ministers of “having their heads in the sand over energy policy.” Space Invaders BRITAIN is in the top 10 of countries “most at risk” of being devastated by an asteroid strike scientist have calculated. Move from noisy roads PEOPLE who want better health should move away from noisy roads. The sound of traffic, above 60dB, raises blood pressure experts have found. “This is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke.” said Theo Bodin’s Swedish Researcher. Almost one in three Europeans are exposed to traffic noise exceeding 55dB.

Are you having bad dreams? DRINKING green or black tea may lower the risk of nightmares. New researcher from Japan shows that those who have one or more cups a day were 50 percent less likely to have nightmares than occasional or nondrinkers, Tea is believed to help by reducing levels of anxiousness and stress, it’s thought the amino acid thiamine, which is found in tea leaves, has a calming effect on the brain, according to researchers at Nihon University School of Medicine in Japan. The study, which was based on 1,000 men and women, found that women had an 80 percent higher risk of nightmares. Additionally, people who went to bed before midnight and those who woke up before 6.30am were at higher risk too, although it’s not clear why. Having a late-night meal HAVING a late-night meal can make you fat, the body’s internal clock is not as efficient at burning energy when we are asleep, experts reveal. Tests on mice found those fed when they would normally be asleep put on more weight than others given the same meals at the right time. The finding published in the journal ‘Obesity’ could have implications for nightshift workers who tend to be overweight. Better timing of meals could be a critical element in slowing the everincreasing incidence of obesity, said Prof. Fred Turek from Northwest University, Illinois. Waist size linked to cancer THE SIZE of a man’s trousers and a woman’s skirt can indicate their risk of getting some form of cancer, a study claims. Men with a waistband of 37 to39 inches are up to 40 percent more likely to develop a kidney tumour. The risk rises to 63 percent for those with a waist of 41ins or more Women who wear size 18 to 20 skirts have a 60 percent higher chance of womb cancer, according to researchers in Maastricht, Holland who studied 2,500 people. Londoners lead the UK in entrepreneurial spirit ALMOST a fifth of Londoners are considering starting their own business, because of the recession. A new Government survey reveals that London’s workforce is the most entrepreneurial in the country with 19% of capital dwellers having started, or looking to start a new business in the downturn, compared with only 11% in Scotland and 13% in the North West. The research also found that nearly one in five Londoners are considering a career change as a result of the recession. Most respondents said the main reason they wanted to change careers was better pay and only 7% cited better job security as a reason to find a new form of employment. Julian Acquari,

No equal pay for women WOMEN in some of the UK’s top finance firms receive around 80 percent less in performance-related pay than male colleagues. The ‘shocking disparity’ was shown during an inquiry by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Most women beginning jobs in finance started on lower salaries than men. Women earned an average of £2,875 in annual performance related pay compared with £14,554 for men. Women boxers at London Olympics in 2012 WOMEN boxers have won the right to come out fighting at the London Olympics in 2012. In a landmark ruling, the International Olympic Committee decided they could participate for the first time since a demonstration event at the St. Louis Games in 1904.

The decision was greeted with delight by sportswomen; it did not meet universal approval. Medical experts say boxing is dangerous irrespective of gender, and many traditionalists still consider it a ‘man’s sport’. It has been just 12 years since British boxing authorities claimed that women were ‘too unstable’ to box because of their periods and premenstrual tension. The woman who successfully fought them in court in 1998 for a professional boxing licence, Jane Couch, said she was thrilled with the decision of the Olympic Committee. Plastic Games THE LONDON Olympics in 2012 could be a cash free zone in a bid to cut queues and stop criminals targeting visitor. Visa credit cards and pay-as you-go swipe cards will be used to buy food, drink and souvenirs. Mobile phone owners may also be able to scan their handsets at points in shops and restaurants. However, visitors to all sites including the Olympic Park in Stratford, will be limited to a £10 ‘swipe’ to spend in bars and cafes. People who do not drink People who do not drink alcohol tend to be miserable social misfits research suggests. Teetotallers have significantly higher levels of depression and anxiety. They were also likely to lack social skills because nondrinkers have fewer friends, say Norwegian Scientist Dr. Eystein Storday “We see that this group is les socially well adjust.” Life is happier for taller people TALLER adults are happier with their lives, new US research claims. The study, published in science journal ‘Economics and Human Biology’, said people of greater height ‘live better lives’, evaluated their lives more positively and were more likely to report favourable emotions. Men who said their lives were the ‘worst possible’ were almost an inch shorter than the average man.


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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING

The new eco-design center is poised to be Phuket’s next destination

In recent collaboration between the cutting edge architectural and design firm specializing in custom tailored solutions

exhibition gallery) with over 16,000 m2 on 2 floors above the ground and 3 floors partially below the ground.

OIA (office for interior & architecture co., ltd.) and the leading German hardware company HÄFELE, Phuket will have gradually unveiled its latest design/ lifestyle development, the HÄFELE DESIGN CENTER PHUKET. When the need calls for HÄFELE (THAILAND) LIMITED to expand its SEA logistics in Phuket, OIA, with their outstanding international multidisciplinary achievements, is chosen to be the architecture and design firm in charge of leading planners and coordinating of a consultant consortium with the best engineering and design companies in Thailand—creating what seems to be the uniquely new breed of an intelligent design centre never before seen in Thailand. The massive project is set on an atmospheric 4-rai (6,400m2) plot of land situated almost in the centre of Phuket stretching along the commercial Chaloem Phra Kiat Road— just a few steps away from Central Festival Phuket, opposite Big C and next to SB Furniture. The design centre will consisted of 7 buildings (including showrooms, conference center, restaurant/café and

But what really makes it different from the rest? “The project has been inspired by the ‘genius loci,’ which has been OIA core value. A lush tropical forested mountain provides a picturesque and atmospheric background

along the East while a 6-lane road runs along the West of the site. This existing context instantly inspires us to create an interlocking connection between nature and manmade structure— like a comb helping to structure a mass of hair, but does not destroy it,” said the OIA team. Picture a blissful outdoor European-style ‘village walk’ dotting around an ensemble of pavilions. The design Centre allows the adjacent forest to penetrate into the compound, which contributes to an extraordinarily natural shopping ambience. And what makes it

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so intelligent? “ A large aerodynamic shaped roof, cantilevering 20 meters above the ground, connects and covers the ensemble, producing a cross ventilation effect from ‘green to grey’ (pushing clean air from the forest towards the dusty road), plus serving as an additional environmental shelter and rainwater collector. We aim to utilize precious natural water for irrigation and minimize the need for air conditioning. We want our design to contribute towards a more natural, sustainable, healthy and economic architecture. This is how we think sustainable commercial development should and can be done in Phuket,” added the OIA team.

Apart from OIA’s thoughtful sustainable design philosophy and their contemporary minimalist architectural language of function, unpretentiousness and understated quality, expect an extra lighthearted

gimmick: a larger-than-life 20-meter tall brightly lit red cone, which will serve as HÄFELE’s new special feature and Phuket’s eyecatching ‘new landmark’. HÄFELE DESIGN CENTER PHUKET is scheduled to be completed in April 2010. For more information please contact : OIA (office for interior & architecture

co., ltd.) 315/169 Moo12, Thappaya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi

20150, Tel: +66 (0) 80 575 8854 Email: info@o-i-a. com or www.o-i-a.com


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HIV Vaccine Not as Effective as Originally Claimed After initial claims that the HIV vaccine clinical trial in Thailand among a sample of 16,402 Thai volunteers represented a milestone in the AIDS pandemic, latest data released at a Paris conference throws doubt on the vaccine’s efficacy. The vaccine apparently doesn’t protect those at the highest risk of HIV infection, like sex workers and intravenous drug users who share needles. In those at lower risk, the benefits may start to decline after a year. Thailand’s Attempts to Introduce 3G Mobile-Phone Technology Spells Disruption While fourth-generation (4G) data mobile-phone technology is just about to be introduced elsewhere in the world, Thailand’s attempts to introduce 3G technology is proving a headache, threatening to disrupt the Bt160 billion industry. The 3G technology allows faster use of to the Internet and facilitates music downloads to handsets, but it could also alter the way operators pay regulatory fees, cut costs and bring virtual parity between state companies and private industry. Muslim Insurgent Bombers Dupe Authorities in Yala An improvised bomb hidden in a motorcycle detonated as early morning shoppers gathered in a busy Yala provincial market to buy food, injuring 24 people. Two men wearing black T-shirts and caps, suspected by police of being Muslim insurgents were seen parking the motorcycle, slightly beforehand. First Army Regional Commander, Lt. Gen. Pichit Wisaijorn, revealed to press “We had received a tip-off to prepare for a car bomb, but they used a motorcycle instead.” British Ambassador Seeks to Mollify Thai outrage over Former Ambassador’s Scathing Remarks Keen to play down prejudicial parting remarks made by his 1967 predecessor, Britain’s Ambassador to Thailand, Quinton Quayle, declared himself highly impressed by the richness of Thai culture, the natural beauty of the landscape and the charm and warmth of the Thai people. Former Ambassador Rumbold had termed the Thais ‘commonly lewd’, licentiousness, lacking culture, art or music, having monotonous architecture, hideous interior decoration and a rather low general level of intelligence. Bongkot Natural Gas Field Resumes Production after Repairs Bongkot natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand is now back on line, running at full capacity of 630 million cubic feet per day after a temporary halt for repairs earlier in the month, according to Thailand’s biggest energy firm PTT PTT.BK., part owners of the gas field, along with Total E&P Thailand and BG Asia Pacific “The repairs were completed on Oct. 19, earlier than expected,” PTT said in a statement. Thai-Chinese Military Consultations to Strengthen Mutual Ties The eighth Sino-Thai defence and security consultation was held recently in Bangkok, with high-ranking Chinese and Thai military officials in attendance. The consultation was co-chaired by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Ma Xiaotian and Thailand’s Permanent Secretary of Defence Gen. Apichart Penkitti. “China is ready to work with Thailand to raise the bilateral military ties to a new level,” Ma Xiaotian said, adding that they hoped to enhance bilateral strategic cooperation.

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Red Shirts Pressurise Government to Speed up Petition Processing 17,000 Red Shirts rallied recently in Bangkok to pressurise the government to accelerate the processing of their petition to gain a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra, which the government maintains will take another two months. “Red shirt people are rallying today to ask about the progress of our petition,” said one protest leader, Jatuporn Prompan, adding “We are here to send a signal to the government. 2,000 officers policed the demonstration, backed by a harsh internal security law. Ex-England Captain Takes Over as Head Coach of the Thailand National Team Bryan Robson, former England captain and Man. U. star, has been appointed head coach of the Thailand national team, taking over from Peter Reid. Bryan previously coached Sheffield United, quitting in 2008. He told press “I’m looking forward to working with the best players in Thailand. The one thing that can be guaranteed is I will try to give 100%.” Thailand plays Singapore on November 14 and will host the Lions in Bangkok shortly after. Chinese and Indians set to Resume Amicable Relations Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, behind the scenes, when they both attend the 15th ASEAN Summit in Hua Hin from October 23. Wen Jiabao indicated his willingness to meet his Indian counterpart to Indian Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, whilst the latter was in Beijing, recently. The two need to resolve tensions connected to mutual border issues. The Chinese premier is apparently really looking forward to meeting Manmohan Singh at the Hua Hin summit. 15th ASEAN Summit Aims to Enhance Connectivity and Integration The 15th ASEAN Summit opened on October 23 in Hua Hin, with calls by ASEAN chairman Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to work closely to improve connectivity and integration. The three summit priorities are to deal decisively with internal and external threats to member states, to boost connectivity within the region and finally, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights on Friday has to galvanise ASEAN countries into protect human rights in the region.

with the patent offices of separate contracting states of the PCT. Red-Shirts Kept Firmly in Check at Hua Hin ASEAN Summit Keen to prevent any repetition of the Pattaya ASEAN fiasco, the government is intent on firmly controlling any potential Red Shirt disruption in the near vicinity of the ASEAN Hua Hin Summit Conference by invoking the Internal Security Act. This prohibits any Red-Shirt leaders from entering the ISA-controlled areas in Cha-am and Hua Hin. In the event that Red-Shirt leaders wanted to submit a letter to ASEAN leaders, police will designate representatives to collect the letter. State Railway of Thailand Given Vote of No Confidence in Poll The State Railway of Thailand is currently not exactly popular, according to a recent Suan Dusit Poll. Most respondents are concerned about the old railway locomotives, bad SRT management, and the poor quality of rail services. Recently, there have been two derailments and the recent strike paralysed rail services to the south of Thailand, where in one incident a Yala-bound train was held up at Hat Yai station, waiting for negotiation between the rail authority and labour union. Democrat MP for Songkhla Dies of Colon Cancer Songkhla Democrat MP, 51 year-old Winai Senneam, after suffering for 3 years, died of colon cancer at the National Cancer Institute on at 10:02 am October 20. His body was subsequently moved back to Hat Yai district in Songkhla two days later, in preparation for a bathing ceremony which was held at the Kho Hong Temple in Hat Yai on the Thursday afternoon. Winai’s cremation ceremony is to be held on October 31. Mysterious Burnt Foreign Corpse Discovered on Pyre The unidentified dead body of a foreign male was found incinerated on a pyre of car tires recently in a sugarcane field near Nernmoke-Tablang Road, Borthong, Chonburi. Police suspect there might have been some foreign mafia involvement. The man, aged about 30 and 175 cm. tall, had his head covered by a towel and had been severely hacked, presumably prior to death, with a sharp implement . No identity documents or any other evidence was discovered.

Thai Bandits Target Burmese Migrant Workers Thai gangs, some only teenagers, have been increasingly targeting Burmese migrant workers in Trang Province, Southern Thailand. The favourite time is on payday when most Mon migrant workers go to the market, the gangs intercepting victims en route. Reports indicate increasing robberies, rape, intimidation, extortion, protection racketeering and even murder. Afraid to go to the police, victims must be stoical and patient in the face of adversity for fear of being returned to Burma.

Killer Hands Himself in at MCOT Offices The self-confessed murderer of a mother and her fiveyear-old son surrendered to Bangkok police recently at the office of the Thai News Agency. Siripong Kanjananiwit, 40, a taxi driver from Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi, confessed to having shot his partner after losing it in an argument over killing the Japanese ex-husband of the woman. The boy was apparently killed accidentally by a number of stray bullets. Police however weren’t totally convinced by his confession, suspecting Korean elements.

Gilles Simon wins the PTT Thailand Open In the PTT Thailand Open, held recently in Bangkok, the winner was declared as Gilles Simon of France, who remains No. 10 in the world. “The season is very long. If the players don’t come, it not because it’s Asia, it’s because they are tired, “ France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, defending champion, reportedly said, after his defeat by Ernst Gulbis of Lithuania. Other disappointments included the early elimination of Marat Safin and and Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal due to health reasons.

Two New Bridges to be Named after HM The King Two bridges are to be named after HM the King in Bangkok. Bhumibol 1 will be the name of the northern Bangkok- Samut Prakan Bridge and Bhumibol 2 the name of the southern Phra Pradaeng -Samrong Bridge. Both bridges across the Chao Phya River are currently in the process of being built as part of the Industrial Ring Road to connect Rama III and Poochao Samingphrai Roads, according to the Department of Rural Roads chief.

Thailand joins the Patent Cooperation Treaty Thailand, by depositing its instrument of accession is now the 142nd contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, whereby inventions of Thai nationals or foreign residents may be protected; effective from December 24, 2009. Patent application takes the form of first subjecting it to international scrutiny in which patent protection is pending, followed by the national and regional phase in which rights are continued by filing necessary documents

Former Finance Minister Dies The Former Finance Minister of the Thaksin Shinawatra government, Suchart Jaovisit, died on the morning of October 22 at Bamrungrad Hospital, Bangkok, having succumbed to bronchial cancer at the age of 69. Funeral rites were held at Wat Thepsirintharawat and a royally sponsored bathing ceremony took place on the afternoon of October 23at 5pm. Mr Suchart began his government service at the Revenue Department where he ascended to the exalted heights of director-general.


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B U S I N E S S M AT T E R S

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November Crash? But it’s not all Doom and Gloom

by Simon Philbrook Recently BAM Investments announced that their model indicates an imminent equity and commodity market crash; specifically a “crash in Crude Oil, dropping the price down to US$36 dollars a barrel or possibly, even lower by year-end”. They believe that recent equity market bounces were “a necessary element, if we’re going to see a crash” and that “all crashes experience a period of ‘stretching the tape’ before the crash accelerates to the downside.” They explain that “stretching of the tape” is a result of bulls and bears fighting it out and it’s what creates the “resiliency” to pain, which in turn allows people to hang on to losing positions way too long, thus forcing the inevitable “capitulation” that comes at the bottom. The stubbornness – many have been calling it “resiliency” – is exactly what is necessary to create a crash. Think about it. In order for

a market to crash, it must have the majority on the wrong side of the trade. By its very nature, a crash requires a boatful of investors on the “wrong side” – not only a handful. We’re always very dubious about purely technical solutions, but we agree with BAM that one thing is certain – “we will all know the answer to the October crash question soon enough”. A positive by-product of the global economic recession is that it is already pushing down rental and purchase prices for commercial and residential properties in Thailand. If there is a further reduction in the economy (as we’re suggesting), it’s very possible that it will affect tourism further, which inturn will negatively affect retail and thus Thailand’s GDP as a whole, which will trickle down to reduce rental and sales prices for real estate further. The wildcard for Thailand’s economy will always be political instability and this could rear its head at almost any time and it would also have a negative impact on the economy. However, when the economy bounces back (whenever that might be), real estate will again appreciate, as is natural. But until then, enjoy the buyer’s market.

It used to be that property for sale in Thailand had very little to offer foreigners. However, with the real estate market now accounting for 7% of their annual GDP, Thailand is openly encouraging property investment by abolishing withholding tax, reducing transfer fees from 2% to 0.01% and specific business tax from 3% to 0.01%.

With real estate appreciation above 25% over the last 5 years, Thailand offers a great alternative for expats wanting to purchase overseas. There are currently more than 20,000 freehold condominiums being built nationwide, with most being purchased before completion. This is one way to take advantage of opportunities that arise during down markets. What’s ahead? We don’t

know and neither does anyone else. There really is no precedent for this situation. Sure there have been past markets that had similarities to specific indicators, but never has a recession-based expansion lasted so long on such overwhelming negative market fundamentals. Never before has the monetary base exploded so violently. Never

before have so many people with so many bills to pay, had to face such a downturn. Another huge problem with this market is the utter lack of fear. Everyone seems to be convinced that the economy is in a sustainable recovery mode and the worst is over. But markets that rise on speculative hopes, rather than solid fundamentals tend to reverse violently. Hope isn’t a good strategy and won’t drive market expansion.

Fifteen reasons to grow a beard by Mr Pobaan I’m having a bit of an existential moment in front of the shaving mirror. Why am I here? What’s it all for? Not life itself, but shaving. Every morning for 35 years I have applied some kind of blade to my face to remove the millimetre or so of hair that has developed there since the morning before. It used to be a wet razor, and I got comfort from the daily spray-foam ritual that allowed me a couple of minutes every morning to pose in front of the mirror as Father Christmas and make ho ho ho faces. Now, since Mrs Pobaan decided to drag me into the technological here and now by giving me an electric shaver, it’s more like mowing the lawn. Whatever the method, 24 hours’ dedicated beard-growing effort by my face is wiped out every single morning.

If I were a hair follicle on my chin, I’d have given up by now. It must be disheartening, when your only function in life is to push out a fine wiry whisker, to have it regularly chopped off when you’ve hardly produced much more than a stump. Despite this, each of the thousands of bristles on my cheeks and lips just keeps on coming, perhaps driven by the anticipation that one day I will grow a beard. Their optimism, apparently, is well founded. Today I come across a website called www.beards.org, which gives no fewer than 15 reasons to grow a beard, some of them quite plausible. Men are usually fairly rational in the way they approach life’s great decisions, so they’d clearly need a reason to grow a beard. The website obligingly provides fifteen. But why would they want to do that? Who would want to go to all the trouble

of setting up a website to persuade people – mostly men, probably – to grow beards? They’re not selling stick-on beards; their message is that you can grow one yourself, at home, for free! The site appears to be run by men who themselves are bearded. They want us to be like them. But why? Why do hairy people want other people to be hairy? Why do people want others to behave in the same way that they do? Why do people want us to follow their religions? What’s wrong with the ones we’ve got? Why can’t they embrace human diversity and just leave us alone? For an answer, we have to refer to the animal world. Imagine you’re a gazelle, sweeping majestically across the African veldt with your mates, and you’re pink. In all other respects’ you look like a common-or-garden gazelle. The difference is that the rest of the herd is

gazelle-coloured, whereas you’re pink. Got it? Right. Over there on the edge of the plain, there’s a pride of lions lazily sunning themselves on a rocky outcrop. One of the ladies drags herself to her feet, yawns, and says something like, ‘Blimey, I’m a bit peckish. I could murder a gazelle. Literally.’ The big male forces a sleepy eye open. ‘Me too. Pop out for some dinner would you, there’s a love.’ Having placed his order, the lion goes back to sleep. ‘OK. You look after the cubs. Won’t be long.’ She slinks down from the rock into the grass. She is so well camouflaged and her slow movements are so careful that the gazelles feeding nearby are oblivious to her approach. She eyes them hungrily. Which should she choose as dinner for her pride? Which juicy gazelle will be easiest to follow if it comes to a

This economy sure could use the Next Big Thing. Something on the scale of railroads, automobiles or the Internet – the kind of breakthrough that emerges every so often and builds industries, generates jobs and creates long-term fortunes. Silicon Valley investors are pointing to something called cleantech – alternative energy, more efficient power distribution and new ways to store electricity, all with minimal impact to the environment – as a candidate for the next boom. And while no two booms are exactly alike, some hallmarks are already showing up. Despite last fall’s financial meltdown, public and private investments are pouring in, fueling start-ups and reinvigorating established companies. The political and social climates are favorable. If it takes off, cleantech could seep into every part of the economy and our lives. Some of the biggest booms first blossomed during recessions. The telephone, phonograph, integrated circuits and personal computers are a few examples of products that spawned generations of industry and were first introduced during recessions. A year into the ‘Great

Recession’, innovation isn’t slowing. This time, it’s better batteries, more efficient solar cells, smarter appliances and electric cars, not to mention the infrastructure that’s needed to support the new ways energy will be generated and the new ways we’ll be using it. Yet for all the benefits that might be spawned by cleantech breakthroughs, no one knows how many jobs might be created or how many old jobs might be cannibalized. Recessions aren’t all doom and gloom – recessions force us to think differently and find options that enable us to be more efficient and effective.

chase? Hang on. What’s this? A pink one. Weird. Probably a bit of a mummy’s boy, an under-achiever I could easily outpace. It’s a no-brainer. The pink ‘un is the one to go for.’ And of course, the pink gazelle is the one she chooses, running it down, dragging it back to her rocky outcrop and throwing it on the barby. It’s a lesson to us all. If you stick out from the crowd, you’re going to get noticed, and if there’s trouble brewing, it’ll come your way. That’s why beardies want you to cast aside your razor – so they won’t stick out from the crowd. Having a beard probably doesn’t increase your risk of being eaten by a lion – not significantly, anyway – but it will definitely make you more likely to be considered a complete twerp and not get any girlfriends. Just look at the lonely hearts advertisements from women. They quite often incorporate a no-hairies clause. NFH is as common as GSOH. What’s behind the cunning thinking of the owners of www.beards. org is that, if every man has a beard, women won’t have the luxury of choice and bearded twerps like them will get girlfriends. Funnily enough, this real reason for growing a beard is not included among the

15 given on the site. So what are the persuasive arguments they use? Here are some of the reasons: ‘I always wanted to grow a beard. It is the manly thing to do. I wanted to look more distinguished. Growing a beard is a family tradition. It is something that women cannot do.’ I think you’ll agree that these are all pretty compelling arguments, and there are eight more just as convincing. Stacked against the 15 reasons that encapsulate the power of the pro-beard lobby, what do I have? What’s my reason for mowing my face so carefully every morning? Habit, I suppose. But habits die hard. Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway Mrs Pobaan spends all afternoon in a beauty salon. Why all afternoon, I enquire, innocently. Because she wants to have her hair cut short. But that won’t take all afternoon, surely, I reply, bringing my incisive intelligence to bear on the issue. But, after the hair cut, she’s going to have hair extensions. Why? Because ever since she was a little schoolgirl, when she was made to keep her hair short, she has wanted it long. What would you have asked next? Email your suggestions to kuhn.pobaan@gmail.com.

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


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P. & N. Poolshop was formed in 2005 by Phillip & Nittaya. Philip worked as a competent building contractor for 20 years, mostly building private propert-ies including swimming pools. Now, he’s the company’s director, sales, swimming pool design, pool construction supervisor, quantity surveyor and pool structural engineer. While Nittaya used to be a photographer before she became the company’s director, administration, purchasing officer and pool maintenance supervisor. Many residents and property developers in and around Pattaya are benefiting from Phillip’s many years of experience, expertise and knowledge in swimming pool design, build and maintenance. Questions that are continusioly being asked by pool owners. Why is the water in my pool forever cloudy? There are many reasons why this is a problem. Starting with the easiest and les cost, try. 1. Make sure that the PH is set correctly at 7.4 on your test sample kit. 2. Make sure that the chlorine level is set at 2.2 – 3.4 Monitor you pool over a 3 day period, if problems persist, then check the following. 1. The filter and the pump should be balanced ie. If you have a filter that has a filtration rate of 20,000 liters

per hr. then the pump should be of the same flow rate, check that the filter gauge is working, after a back wash check the filter pressure, the gauge should read approx. 10 psi. 2. Check the system for air leaks, if when the system is first shut down, listen for air getting into the system, if air

gets into the system, then you should call out an experienced system hydraulics’ engineer. The most likely cause is that there is a problem with the MPV. Perhaps one would only need to change the MPV. Seating gasket, of course the complete MPV. may need replacing, the life expectancy of an MPV. Is

approx. 5 years, or less if the filter is of an inferior quality (cheep Chinese ) 3. If air comes in to the pool lint basket, then check the

pump connections, if these connections are leak free then there may be a problem with the pipe work, again if in doubt call a qualified

engineer. 4. How often do you change your filter medium? If you use sand from an unknown source, to which there are no guarantees, then this would need to be changed after 26 back washes or 2 years, If you were to use Zeolite which is made from crushed volcanic rock imported from Australia, then this medium will last for up to 7 years or 80 back washes. 5. The pool shell, what is the condition of the tile grout? Are there gaps in the joints, where there is no grout? If the answer is yes then this needs to be taken care of, because exposed concrete, plaster work, will break down with chlorine or acidic water, which makes the pool alkali, this will cause the pool to be cloudy and prone to green algae.


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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip Ladies: if you find that your unused nail polish gets thicker and thicker the longer you keep it, try storing the bottles upright in the fridge. The cold temperature reduces solvent evaporation and inhibits pigment caking and settling. It also slows down discoloration that generally accompanies aging.  Boring Question What is the best way to drill a hole in a glazed ceramic floor tile or a piece of granite without cracking the stone or ending up with a jagged top? In the good ole UK, if I wanted to drill into a tile I first made a small starter guide with a very strong nail and a hammer and then gradually enlarged the hole to the required size. Any helpful tips would be much appreciated--as are all your very helpful tips. Regards, Richard As you may have already learned by experience, Richard, ceramic tile is difficult to drill. It requires a carbide or diamond tip drill bit. Before you begin drilling, cover the

area with a piece of duct tape or masking tape; as mentioned in this column several months ago, the tape helps keep the bit from slipping when you start drilling. With the tape in place, carefully measure and re-measure (three times is not too much) exactly where you want the hole drilled and mark that spot. Now with the tip of the drill directly on your hole marker (NOT at an angle), begin drilling at a slow speed (100 to 200 rpm) using light pressure. Gradually increase speed as you progress deeper. To keep the bit from burning, it would be a good idea to have someone spray cool water on the bit while you are drilling. If you’re working alone, pause intermittently to spray the bit yourself. Because carbide bits wear quickly, check the bit often and replace it if it is discolored, chipped, etc. (or risk cracking your tile). Insofar as possible, drill as close as you can to the center of each tile to further help avoid cracking.  Watts Up We just had an electrical

fire of sorts, Andy, and I’m hoping you can explain why. It started with a light fixture that was reasonably new (about two years old). The only thing I can figure is that I might have put in a light bulb that was 100 watts but the fixture had a label that specified 40 watts maximum. Ronnie It appears you figured out the problem on your own, Ronnie. It’s really important that you pay attention and heed those labels on light fixtures. Larger light bulbs produce lots of heat that can and do cause fires. Go a step further and check to see that the reflective insulation between the bulb and the wiring in the circuitry behind the fixture is in good shape and that the wires leading from the back of the socket look good with no cracks or degradation. Electrical fires kill people every day. It’s the silent killer. Never underestimate the power of electricity to hurt or kill you.  Paper Work My townhouse was

wallpapered throughout by the previous owner around three or four years ago. Ninety percent of the wallpaper is fine, but some has come loose. This only happens on walls which either face the outside or onto a bathroom, so I assume dampness is the cause. I would like to replace the paper but I have a couple of questions. First, how should I prepare the walls, particularly those that appear to have the problem? Secondly, I can’t seem to find wallpaper paste in Pattaya or at least not the kind that you mix with water. Is this available locally? By the way, great column. Bill Thank you, Bill, for the kind words and for the questions. As to preparation, once you’ve removed the old wallpaper check the walls carefully for damage from dampness and mold. Walls that have mildew on them will need to be cleaned with a solution of two cups bleach mixed with two gallons of water. Then inspect for any holes or cracks and fill those in with spackling compound. Sand your walls of any excess plaster or paste residue; they need to be smooth for the wallpaper to adhere to them. Then wash down the walls with a mild detergent to remove any dirt and to clean-up

any dust resulting from sanding. Finally, I’d recommend that you apply a coat of primer-sealer. Let the sealer dry for 24 hours before you put wallpaper up. You might want to check into mold-resistant wallpapers if dampness is indeed a problem. Some wallpapers are waterproof, but that does not mean they will be immune to mold. Or consider buying thicker, vinylcoated wallpaper made for bathrooms. As to wallpaper paste, I don’t know of any here that is meant to be mixed with water. Hardware and home improvement stores carry paste and other adhesives. On the other hand, most wallpaper these days is pre-pasted and just needs to be moistened with water to apply.  Andy’s Helpers When Blaire read Karl’s recent question about changing his electrical outlets to 3-prong plugs, he was inspired to send some thoughts on polarization for the benefit of Pattaya Today readers: I believe the vast majority of expats and even Thai electricians get this wrong. It’s particularly problematic for Americans because in the US black wires usually are used for the “live” lead and white wires usually are used for the “neutral” lead. Polarity is important when dealing

with grounded circuits. Interchange of the live and neutral wires is a shock hazard; if the energized parts are touched, current travels to earth through the body. Devices that especially present this hazard include toasters and other appliances with exposed heating elements, which with reversed polarity can remain live even when they are switched off and cool to the touch. This is so because switches interrupt the live wire. If the neutral wire were interrupted instead, the device would be deactivated, but its internal wiring would still be live or “hot”. Also surge protectors plugged into “reverse phased” outlets will not function properly. Interchange of the live and neutral wires in the wiring behind the walls or in the hookup of sockets defeats the safety purpose of polarized sockets and plugs. Use a circuit tester to detect such incorrectly swapped wires. The proper phasing of a standard grounded Thai outlet should be: “Hot”, “Mains”, or “Live” Lead (usually a red or white wire in Thailand). “Return” or “Neutral” Lead (usually a black wire in Thailand). Thank you, Blaire.

Handy Andy

Nova Ocean View Nova Ocean View Residence Pattaya is the latest 5 star Condominium development by the Nova Group, one of the most successful developers in Thailand and is situated in the up market Pratumnak area; highly sort after for the higher end of the Pattaya property market. Nova Ocean View condominium is an 8 story 79 room luxury building with rooftop terrace and swimming pool with stunning views overlooking the sea. It has an ultra modern design with sub level parking area and convenient access. The ground floor incorporates a state of

the art 5 star lobby and security system, gym and fitness centre, also with a commercial section reserved for a popular themed restaurant and café chain. Nova Ocean view is located in the very popular beach resort area of Pratumnak Soi 6, only 300 meters from Her Majesty the princess of Thailand’s estate, and only a short stroll to the beach and restaurants. This area is also home to many up market hotels, The Royal cliff and The Sheraton to name a couple. This location is a very popular choice for clients who prefer to be in a quality beach resort area, but not too far from all the nightlife, restaurants and hospitality that Pattaya has become world renowned for. There are many unit types to choose from, ranging from 43.87 sqm up to 116.64 sqm. With standard features including, Air-Conditioning, fully fitted kitchens and beautiful bathrooms with quality tiles and fittings. With units starting from as little as 1.8m Thai Baht they have had a terrific early response to the project with over 20% of the units sold before construction.

Construction is to commence on the development in December, with the showroom to be completed within the next 4 weeks. For further details please do not hesitate to contact our sales office on tel. +66 38723601 or look on our website www.novaoceanview.com


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Golf from Tropical Bert’s Golf from the Café Kronborg by Peter Blackburn

by Thomas Cotton

Now that we are well into the monsoon season we are being bombarded, in other golf competition reports, by cliche prose such as “foreboding” and “ominous” skies, but here at Tropical Bert’s we abhor cliches and strive for originality, although we may be guilty of the odd pun. We were booked into Green Valley for which we had our vouchers all arranged. But at the course, we were told that no carts were going to be permitted on Green Valley that day, due to the soggy conditions. So our PSC Golf Chairman went to work and after about 20 minutes of caroling and cajoling, he was able to arrange for those of us with cart vouchers to switch over to St-Andrews, which is a carts-only course. The consequence of this is that our little competition was bifurcated. Our lucky correspondent went to the St-Andrews group and was joined by our Captain and Marlboro Man (Keith Philips). He earned this moniker, not from the long plume of cigarette smoke which trails behind him, but from his rough and rugged features, which age

Mashi Kenata, DB, Perry McNeely, Les Charles, Homma-san cannot wither nor custom eighty years of play he had stale, together with the never failed to finish a round cowboy hat with which he is of golf due to rain. Back in the clubhouse the usually crowned. Anyway, it rained a whole bunch, but not two groups of golfers once enough to smother Marlboro more coalesced into the usual Man. But then there was mob it is, panting for the the attending thunder and suds which beckoned back at lightning, so not wishing to Bert’s, except that is, for the become a human torch (more teetotaler Mashi, who found than he already was), he the conditions just perfect hastened himself to a nearby this day and wallowed into shelter while the Captain and his complimentary cup of the correspondent faced the ocha. Winners: elements in their carts. This Green Valley: went on for at least a half 1. Mashi Kenata, 39pts hour and we made putative efforts to continue play 2. Les Charles, 36 pts 3. Michito Homma, 34 pts amidst the little breaks in the tempest. Somewhat later, the (on count-back from Frank storm seemed to abate and Pilkington) Saint Andrews: Marlboro Man came out of 1. Derek Brook, 33 pts, on hiding and joined us for an increasingly dry back-nine. count-back from 2. Perry McNeely, 33 pts Our Captain declared that in

Pattana B & C, Yellow Tees – Stableford. Once again we had an excellent field with 21 golfers heading off from Café Kronborg right on time. Hearty welcomes were given to Bjarne Harndarson from Iceland, Doug Sternberg & Joe Albright from Seattle, Washington and Jerry Garcia from Hawaii now residing in Pattaya. The weather was fine although overcast when we set off and a few showers on the way made us a bit worried but it was fine again when we arrived at Pattana. Our first group was able to tee off virtually as soon as we were ready (0935) and although wet from the recent heavy rains the course appeared in tip top condition. The course appeared quite busy and

and tells me he chipped in twice for 4 point birdies and also had 2 wipes (oh, the luxury of stableford!). Nigel Perry seems to have found some consistency (pity he goes home on Thursday) and finished second from Mike Winfield in third & Peter Hammond in fourth place. Results for Pattana: A Flight 1st – Peter Blackburn (16) – 38 points 2nd – Doug Sternberg (11) – 36 points 3rd – Joe Albright (16) – 35 points 4th – Takeshi (11) – 35 points B Flight 1st – Graham Buckingham (22) – 40 points 2nd – Nigel Perry (22) – 38 points 3rd – Mike Winfield (21) – 37 points

Graham Buckingham, The Admiral & Les Hall

there were several Thai lady golfers playing who were obviously practicing for the Thai Ladies Tournament which was to be played there over the next three days. The greens on C nine which was our second nine appeared fairly sandy but as mentioned the course was beautifully prepared. A few showers of rain over the last six or seven holes made golf a little difficult but we were able to complete our round in four hours and five minutes which included a ten minute rain shelter/drinks break. Despite the wet conditions the scoring was quite good with six player playing to their handicap or better. We had of course 2 Flights, A Flight for handicaps 0 to 18 & B Flight for 19 and over, plus two nearest the pins. Yours truly continued his good form and took out the A Flight from Doug Sternberg in second place. There was a three way count back for third & fourth places with Joe Albright edging out Takeshi Hakozaki. Per Olav Baarli was the unlucky one and just missed out. B Flight was very well won by Graham Buckingham with an excellent

were not at their best and were in the process of being sanded, even as we were playing which was something different but nonetheless it was a rain free and enjoyable round. Even with the necessity of having to change Dave & Stu’s cart at half time we were able to complete our round in four hours and thirty minutes, including a couple of drink stops. I promised not to mention the 9 golf balls that Stu Rifkin lost so I won’t. Today we had two Flights – A for handicaps 0 to 18 and B for 19 and over. The large field also allowed us to reward four nearest the pins and two longest putts. Les Hall took out the A Flight from Ted Morris and a three way count back between Elias Magnusson (3nd), Jan Slotten (4th) and

Peter Blackburn, The Admiral & Graham Buckingham

4th – Peter Hammond (19) – 36 points NTP’s B3 – Per Olav Baarli C2 - Dave Richardson Just a reminder about Bjarne’s Birthday Texas Scramble on November 5th at Plutaluang. Sign up at Café Kronborg from October 22nd and we are limited to 10 groups. Great food afterwards at Café Kronborg. Treasure Hill – Stableford The weather looked good and we were hopeful that the recent wet weather would have a rest for today and so it did. An excellent field of twenty-eight golfers assembled at Café Kronborg and hearty welcomes were given to Rob & Karen Brown from Scotland, Leif Kirkgaard from Denmark, Urs Zwicky from Switzerland and Rodney Beckett from England. After departing on time we arrived at Treasure Hill after the 50 minute drive and our first group was able to tee off at 0935. Conditions were perfect although a bit cloudy but surprisingly the course was reasonably dry considering the recent rains. The greens

Marcel Wittwer saw Marcel just missing out on a place on the podium. The B Flight was well won by Graham Buckingham (his second win for the week) from Mike Winfield in second place and Jan Skovly finished third. Alan Ewing just pipped Gordon Clegg on a count back for fourth place. Results for Treasure Hill: A Flight 1st – Les Hall (16) – 38 points 2nd – Ted Morris (10) – 33 points 3rd – Elias Magnusson (16) – 32 points 4th – Jan Slotten (15) – 32 points B Flight 1st – Graham Buckingham (22) – 38 points 2nd – Mike Winfield (21) – 33 points 3rd – Jan Skovly (30) – 30 points 4th – Alan Ewing (24) – 28 points NTP’s Hole No.2 – Rob Brown Hole No.6 – Per Olav Baarli Hole No.13 – Rob Brown Hole No.17 Gordon Clegg Longest Putts Hole No.9 – Mike Winfield Hole No.18 – Alan Ewing


LOCAL SPORTS

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Latest from the Bunker

by Mick

Rayong Country Club Incessant rain all morning – game cancelled - back to bed! Greenwood Drove to the course through heavy rain but arrived with bright sunshine welcoming us. Unfortunately it didn’t last too long as the first downpour hit us on the 6th hole. After a 45 minute stop at a drinks hut we pressed on. Two more showers during the rest of the round and several player’s took the option of a rain check after 9 holes. The rest soldiered on and finished the round on a soggy but perfectly playable course. Because of the rain the scores were quite modest, John Graham winning the A Flight ahead of Gerry Cooney and Scotty Eaton. Geoff Parker had another win in the B Flight so he’s challenging for the golfer of the month title. Aussies Ferdy and Andrew came in second and third to make sure there were three Aussies out of six winners in the frame.

Results: A Flight: 1st John Graham (hcp 12) nett 75 2nd Gerry Cooney (hcp 11) nett 76 3rd Scotty Eaton (hcp 3) nett 79

Geoff Parker B Flight: 1st Geoff Parker (hcp 17) nett 78 2nd Ferdy (hcp 19) nett 83 3rd Andrew Ralph (hcp 20) nett 91 Near Pin Winners – Only three hit (not surprisingly) and they went to Aussies Scotty and Ferdy with William the token Brit getting the other.

Treasure Hill Light drizzle in the morning but when we arrived at Treasure Hill the course was dry and empty! A fine round saw the first group to tee off

finish their round in three hours (the joys of the low season!) The course was in great condition and we await the decision on next month’s high season rates before deciding whether to keep Greenwood on the schedule. Gerry Cooney returned to winning ways, playing Stableford format Gerry beat Mashi on a count back in the A Flight both scoring 35 points, Gordon Melia came a close third a single point behind them. Geoff Parker won the B Flight with the best score of the day ahead of Paul Edgar and William Macey. Results: A Flight: 1st Gerry Cooney (hcp 11) 35 points 2nd Mashi Kaneta (hcp 12) 35 points 3rd Gordon Melia (hcp 14) 34 points B Flight: 1st Geoff Parker (hcp 17) 37 points 2nd Paul Edgar (hcp 17) 36 points 3rd William Macey (hcp 16) 34 points Near pin winners – William, Homma, Andrew and Paul Smith.

Wednesday Quiz League

R2Q2 Q: In which region of the USA is South Dakota: Midwest or Great Plains? A: Great Plains. Cheers appealed for Midwest. From Wikipedia: The Great Plains [...] covers parts of the U.S. states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. And from their article on The Midwest: The region consists of twelve states in the central and inland northeastern US: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. So South Dakota is in both areas! Two points to all teams who put Midwest. R2Q7 Q: Sutton Park is situated in which UK town or metropolitan borough? A: Sutton Coldfield or Birmingham. Stag’s Head ‘B’ appealed for West Midlands. Unfortunately the West Midlands is neither a town nor a metropolitan borough: it is a former county that was abolished in 1986 (although it does retain some ceremonial and legal powers). Sorry, I can’t accept your answer. R4Q8 Q: Name the English pop band, formed in Manchester in 1963, that became hugely successful in the mid-60s. A: Herman’s Hermits. Stag’s Head ‘A’, Nervous Wreck and Palmers all appealed for The Hollies. The Hollies were, indeed, formed in Manchester and became hugely popular in the mid-60s (and beyond). However, from Goldmine Magazine’s history of The Hollies: The band’s first gig as The Hollies took place at the Oasis Club in Manchester in December 1962. So one month out! Appeal denied. R5Q8 Q: In 1984 astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first human to do what? A: The first untethered free flight using a jet-propulsion backpack. Bowling Green and W. Tankie appealed for “Walk in Space”. McCandless wasn’t the first human to walk in space - that honour goes to Alexey Leonov who walked in space on March 18th, 1965. R6Q8 Q: Name the Conservative politician who was the last member of the House of Lords to be appointed Prime Minister. A: Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Earl Home). Rising Sun were marked incorrect for Holme. I think this is close enough - 2 points. “Next week’s matches November 4th: Bowling Green vs. Nervous Wreck, Bunker vs. Stag’s Head ‘A’, Cheers vs. W. Tankie, Queen Victoria vs. Palmers, Rising Sun vs. Stag’s Head ‘B’, Shagwell vs. Londoner.”

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Three Sisters Golf

by Mick

Pattaya Country Club was in excellent condition this 21st of October as three groups teed off at 7 AM. The first group was following a foursome that began a bit slow but later moved right along and there were no bottle necks. Mother nature came though with a somewhat humid partly cloudy day but no showers. Back at Caddy Shack II a tally of the score cards showed that almost everyone was playing a bit loose. Ciano Glavina once again came in first with a 33 followed by Sus Ige with a 32. Bob Benda also had a 32 but lost out on the count back. Low

Ciano Glavina on the left with Sus Ige on the right numbers for all three men provided two varieties of but the remainder of the field hot dogs with a special came in even lower from 31 Relish. Chips and other down to a 20. Far too many snacks were also provided three putts all around. As as well as a variety of liquid usual Herbie Ishinaga refreshments.

The Darkside Dart League Results Table 180’s Mark LTB & Kenny CB Welcome back to the 2nd week of the Darkside Darts League, Firstly please welcome two new bars the Cinnamon Lounge Bar Soi Khow Talo (Darren) and Malcolm from the PJ Bar in Soi Khow Noi What a week its been, totally unexpected results which have changed the table dramatically! PJ’s giving the Pioneers NEW captain a run for there money and winning by 1 point, come on DEL BOY swing it for the squadron, otherwise commander Dave will not be happy! Darts the P.J crew…….Moanies were on great form as they got back two of there original players Debbie does Dallas from Pattaya and Kooky, we knew Debbie couldn’t keep away! What with the”DON” and all the 19’s Lloydie, Brazilia did not stand a chance! We will have to watch out for this team as they could become the new all stars, Michael says they are going for gold, Could he be right? Fred”the power”Dixon of dock green, played host to the Sailor Boys and new recruit Danny ‘A’ after being DUMPED from the Chill Bar went on to win his doubles and singles, and then saying Chill Bars loss and the Sailors gain‘A’ “oh Danny Boy” stop it! It looked like the Court Jester’s were having a bad night as they hosted the Chill Bar allstars minus Danny’A’ and the allstars showed Jesters who’s boss as they kept up there form by winning 7 – 2 The two Ronnie’s just couldn’t get the out shots quick enough! Good food and a good night had by all. Last but not least, the Lucky Time Bar traveled too Soi Khow Talo to the new bar the Cinnamon Lounge, Darrens 1st night in a new league and what an enjoyable night it was, friendly staff a good throw what more could you ask for? (food would have been good) Only joking Daz, As a certain chippy in Soi Khow Noi which closes at midnight and Darren went to order the food at 10.30pm they were shut! Whats that all about, I ask yer! For more info please go to www.pattayadarts.com Let’s play Darts……….

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Golf with the Phoenix Tuesday Group 20th October 2009

by Mike Gerrard HEADER: GRITTY GERRARD STEALS IT AT THE DEATH. All looked well as we gathered on the first tee on Mountain and Lake course. With our biggest field of the new season and with nice clear skies we were all looking forward to a good round of golf. As the third group sauntered down the first fairway some ugly looking clouds (reminded me of the ex wife) suddenly started to gather and it was obvious that a good drenching was imminent. It’s amazing how luck can change so quickly. Yours truly had been drawn in the first group but just as we all gathered we had a late comer join us which meant a complete re-shuffle that ended up with myself demoted to 5th group. The change in luck was that the latecomer took my place in the first group and got caught in the rain and I was under the shelter on the first tee nice and dry. So, after about 30 to 40 minutes we were all away

enjoying the cool air. Sadly the downpour was so heavy that for the first nine holes the course was rather wet. This reflected in the scores for the day with the best golf coming on the back nine for most. The up side to this situation is how well the course drains at Phoenix.

has changed hands recently but retains the same name for now. The new management welcomed the whole group and assured us that we would be treated as well, if not better for the future. I think the re-introduction of a special monthly prize (along with the one donated

We welcomed some old friends back from yesteryear and a couple of new players who joined us for the first time. With the delays, the last group managed to finish about 30 minutes before it started to get dark. it was then the trek back to TOY’S MUSIC BAR? Question mark here, because the bar

by GIORGIO BACCIOLI of TRATTORIA ITALIANA restaurant) will be donated by the new management of the bar. It just gets better and better. The presentation at the bar is now more popular with happy hour drinks until 8.00pm and the first drink (value 50Baht) free out of the days subscriptions. So much

so that out of 17 players today we had 14 return, which meant a big hole being spent out of the days takings leaving very little for the victors of the day. We don’t care about that. Our policy is to have fun, enjoy the golf and company and deter any, would be POTHUNTERS. The winner today, after a dismal front nine of 15 points, but with a superb back nine of 23 points (total 38) was myself, stealing it with a 30 foot putt for birdie on the last hole. Second place went to newcomer MORRIS GUINEY (37 PTS), third place went to JOHN BARTLEY (35PTS) just easing TOM BUCKLEY (35PTS) into 4th place on countback. Story of the day was down to HUGH BYRNE. After totally messing up the long par four 17th he managed to leave himself an impossible full length from high to low part of the green (maybe 60 foot) with about a 5 foot break and duly holed it. Sadly this was for a 7 and no score??? On the same hole

PHIL KINGTON who had, a tough time of it all day played the hole of his life and almost sank his first putt to notch up a birdie. Never mind it was an incredible par, which helped to secure the private match as my partner. Near pins went to the better strikers of the ball, GRAHAM DIETRICH, STUART GORDON, HUGH BYRNE & AUSTIN KING. LUCKY DRAW went to KEN AKESTER. There will no golf at GREEN VALLEY this week due to silly prices for a bank holiday, but we will be back to normal next week with a monthly stroke play at Phoenix on Tuesday 27th (Special vouchers from TRATTORIA ITALIANA and TOYS BAR. plus GREEN VALLEY on Friday 30th with special low rate vouchers still valid from PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB ONLY. (550 Baht green fee). I am informed that as of 1st

November 2009 PHOENIX GREEN FEES will be 1,000 Baht for PSC members and Phoenix members guests. GREEN VALLEY will be 750 Baht for PSC MEMBERS ONLY. Other information concerns the PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY. This will be held on Wednesday the 16th December 2009 at the TOWN IN TOWN HOTEL (doors open 7.00pm.). Tickets are now available at the PSC clubhouse and will cost 400 Baht for PSC members, 700 baht for Guests (1 per member at this stage) and 400 baht for children. Tickets are limited, so get yours as soon as you can. At the party all food and drinks are free, plus entertainment and free lucky draw (by admission ticket), plus cabaret. For further information please call me direct 087 091 7565. (NO SMS MESSAGES PLEASE).

Golf from Tropical Bert’s Mickey Mouse Friday Night by Derek Brook Plutaluang - Stableford We have been booking this course once a month over the summer and, with visitors in town, we had more than the usual players sign up. The sky was pretty clear and bright as we headed into Bert’s for breakfast, but by the time we were ready to head out, the sky was opening up and some were thinking about whether the drive down was worth it or not. On the way down we traversed three heavy rain showers and the course was getting it’s share when we arrived. With the shy brightening a bit and the rain slowing, we decided to

pay the fees and get ready to play. So, with shoes on and clubs on carts, looking out over South 1, what happens? The sky again opened up. After a bit the sky brightened once more, the rain lessened, and the first group hit off onto a fairway with small stream running down in several places. For this group, they played the first three holes in very wet conditions but the rain kept diminishing and the greens were playable. Soon half of the groups were on the course with the others loading up and heading home. Too bad for them, because the course actually drained well and it was a good day of golf all in all.

Due to a British Legion function at Tropical Bert’s we gathered in the restaurant at the course to tally the scores and have a snack. With all the players in, 12 of the 20 that originally gathered in the rain, several visitors were welcomed and the results announced. With the wet conditions, no one managed to play to their handicap but it was close for those at the top. Results 1st: Stan Everingham (17) 34pts 2nd: Joel Flor (15) 33pts 3rd: Gordon Clegg (25) 31pts Near Pins: Terry Hopkins, Stan Everingham, Dick Warberg, Peter Whitehead

Dart League Results Table

Streamline were hosted at Palmers Golf & Country Club. Palmers Crew, led by GG taking the game. Streamline, yet again, fighting back to take the beer. Will Streamline win another game this season or are they destined for dart obscurity? Stan’s Boys & Girls travelled all the way to Soi Post Office to face off against the London Gang. Cheers push for glory taking another set back when Londoner took the game. Cheers rallied to Pon’s “Come on darlings” call, and departed Londoner full of free beer. The Bunker Boys travelled over to the dark side to take on Lucky Time. Without Ta being there to steady the ship, the Bunker Boys soon started to drift off course, Lucky Time claiming the game. The beer leg saw both teams on a finish with Paul managing the checkout for Lucky Time. Welsh Ian used the evening to promote his new party act, dart juggling! The Soi Yamoto derby saw Melly’s Crew make the trek up the Soi to the Rising Sun, where Risby and the Sunshine Boys were laying in wait. Headmaster Melly had given his team a pre-match gee-up pep talk and expectations were high as Melly’s Crew took an early lead. The Sunshine Boys fought back with the ocky resembling the Som as every match was a mini battle. The result was 7-7 with one match remaining to play. Ernie (RS) did a few finger bending exercises, whilst Simon was his laid back self. End result, Ernie found the check out before Simon, game Rising Sun. The Air-Sea Resue helicopter hovering above Soi Yamoto with paramedics ready to repel down to the RS to give aid to Rigsby should Simon had won his match, were waved off. It was Rising Sun’s night as they also went on to take the beer. Will Cheers stage a comeback to take the league championship? Will Lucky Time refuse to give up the Trophy even if they do not win the league? Will the Rising Sun win the league again or will half their team be poisoned somehow within the next few weeks (any ideas e-mail to me)? I can hardly contain the excitement, must go for a lay down………..DARTS


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irst Tuesday in November: That’s the day one of the most famous races in the world involving thoroughbreds is run, namely the Melbourne Cup. Contested over 3200 metres (two miles in the old Imperial measure), it attracts potential pet food from all over the world and this year, as usual, the race will be beamed live onto the TV screens of the Boxing Roo beer bar (Third Road, opposite Soi Lengkee). Unfortunately, due to the time difference between Thailand and Australia, the Melbourne Cup action at the Boxing Roo starts around 9:30am (that’s in the morning) with the race itself starting at about 10:30am. Anyone interested in ‘getting set’, as the racing parlance goes, should approach Uncle Kenny (he’ll be the one in the pork pie hat and looking as shifty as one would expect of a keeper of the tote) and whisper, “What price is that nag in the nose roll?” Like a Revolving Door, so are the Days of Our Go-Go Bars: As nightlife entrepreneurs in Pattaya slowly move into gear with fingers crossed for an expectant high season, this past year has looked more like a re-arranging of the deckchairs on the Titanic in the go-go bar arena. Read the following very carefully, because even I started to go into a mental spin just writing it. By my own limited calculations there have been 14 openings and 14 closings this year, so far. I am aware of at least another two and possibly three more go-go bars due to open, possibly by the time this column reaches the streets. Some of the closures look potentially permanent: for example, Loma on Naklua

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Road and Wet & Wild off South Pattaya Road. Others just changed their names. Counter Soho opened in the struggling Soho Square complex at the bottom end of Walking Street and soon changed its name to K, and then closed. Utopia, another in Soho Square, opened in late 2008, closed in March this year, has been remodelled and started up once more at the beginning of October. In the nearby Covent Garden complex the former Babewatch, which had changed owners and become Taboo, started life again under even newer owners as Black and White and then transmogrified into Sin City. Pinky Girls, one of the crutch of dens owned by the enterprising Khun Nui, closed early in the year and the area was demolished to make way for a new bar complex. Fun Room, another of Nui’s burgeoning empire of dens, was re-opened in May after a year of closure, then closed again after just two months, and re-opened yet again in August. Funnily enough, away from the environs of Walking Street the only places that have closed -apart from the aforementioned Loma and Wet & Wild- have been Spicy Girls in Soi Post Office and Popcorn in Pattayaland Soi 2. Ice, situated in Soi LK Metro, just up the road from the highly successful Champagne, had a brief attempt at being a go-go but has since devolved into a coyote dance bar and then simply a place for people to drop in and try and work out what it is trying to be. On the other hand, First in Soi 8, Betty Boum in Pattayaland Soi 1 and Mandarin in Soi 6 have opened -or more correctly in the latter case, re-opened- and managed to remain viable.

I think being in the signmaking business in Pattaya could well prove a profitable enterprise, or even in the nightlife broking caper. And the Real Survivors Are: Given the revolving door nature of business in recent times I think it’s worth noting some of the palaces of the chrome pole exponent that have not only survived but seem to have prospered. Of the 78 go-go bars extant across Fun Town at the beginning of October, about 15 have been operational since last century, including such evergreens as Tahitian Queen (on Beach Road) and its younger sibling Tahitian Queen 2 in Soi BJ, Carousel, Diamond, Super Baby, Super Girl, and Paris (all in Soi Diamond), Classroom (Pattayaland Soi 2) and Classroom 2000 (Soi 2). The ones who have opened in more recent times and seem to be doing very well include Baby Dolls (in October the den had its third anniversary), Club Boesche and Catz (both opened in 2005), Club Oasis (set to be three years old in December), Heaven Above (opened 2004), Living Dolls Showcase (due to celebrate seven years of operations in November), What’s Up (opened 2002) and Windmill Club (which will celebrate its fourth anniversary on 19 November). Rolling with the punches: Mentioning Club Boesche (Soi 16, off Walking Street) among those soon to celebrate three or more years in business, I noticed the place was awash -at least they were in the Jacuzzi anyway- with new dancing damsels as well as some old stagers. With over 30 wallet emptiers on show I was at first surprised that customers were thin on the ground, but not long after the place started filling up. Club Boesche is definitely a long way from being the spent force it looked in danger of becoming just a few months ago. The rumours about its imminent closure are now back where they always belonged: in the never-empty dustbin of Fun Town ill-informed prattle. One of three ain’t bad: In almost complete contrast to the aforementioned Club Boesche, on my infrequent visits to the Paradise go-go bar in Soi Buakhow I have yet to encounter more than a handful of dancing maidens, no matter what time of the night I have gone in. Such was the case again on a night when, admittedly, Paradise’s

nearest competition Club Oasis and Champagne were holding parties. This time it was worse: a grand total of three exponents of the art of chrome pole fondling. Admittedly, one of the trio was attractive, so I guess the operators can claim a 33 percent ratio of good sorts to average lookers. That’s better than many places, although the one good sort had all the personality of a garden snail on methadone. The problem for Paradise has always been its relatively poor location: parking is difficult and there are no other go-go bars or good quality beer bars close by and there’s nothing about the den to make people veer off the beaten track to visit the joint. Bird Noises: After a while it is easy to become inured to the same old stories told across the froth of a thousand draught beers over a few hundred bar stools, but the following tale I think is a classic. It begins in the usual fairytale way. A walking wallet makes his testosteronecharged way to the fleshpots of Fun Town and falls in lust with a nubile young lady of free-and-easy virtue. After a suitable period of time (10 minutes at least), the walking wallet pops the question to the lady of his carnal desires: ‘how much do you require me to send you to take you away from all this depravity and debauchery?’ A deal is struck but the walking wallet isn’t quite as stupid as he may appear. He has to return to the Land of Onan and recognises the pitfalls of letting the lust of his life remain amidst the bright neon temptations of Fun Town. So, he insists on the damsel returning to the warmth of home and hearth in the wilds of Amphur Anywhere where he can telephone her mobile at any time and make sure she is adhering to the conditions of her parole. Naturally, mindful of the sizeable stipend she will earn each month, she initially complies. After about 15 seconds of being back on the farm and with not a neon light in sight, she realises the lure of the Pattaya nightlife is far too strong. She hatches a brilliant plan and returns to Fun Town, unbeknownst, of course, to her absent paramour. Being an attractive lady she quickly finds men with money willing to part with some of that cash in order to spend a few hours in her company. One of these happened to

be resting between sighs in the company of the said damsel one late afternoon in her room in a back soi. The mobile phone by the bed begins to ring. She looks at the number, says to her newfound bed partner that it’s her ‘boyfriend from the Land of Onan’ ringing and to be quiet. Jumping from the bed she moves quickly to the CD player, turns it on and inserts a disc. At the same moment she answers the phone. The CD kicks into life and what does it play? Not the latest hits on MTV, nor the slashyour-wrists maudlin sounds of look thung. Instead, a series

of chicken crows, cow moos, buffalo drones, and bird noises fill the background as Khun Cunning tells her walking wallet about the rice growing in the fields and her interminably early nights and equally early mornings back in the village. It just proves the best laid plans of the Western-educated and financially solvent male are no match for the wonders of modern technology, a 99baht CD from a flea market, and the innate cunning of the average wallet emptier. Piece of Pith: The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in the dark.


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Pattaya Today’s

Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across 1 Cross one river with a note (5) 4 One acted in variety show (8) 8 Fast moving drug dealers (5,9) 10 Force to put one means of transport before another (8) 11 Very occupied by intimate Japanese cult (6) 12 It’s puzzling how gin and it came to be ordered (9) 15 Murphy’s pile? (5) 17 Enquire in the backstreet for jobs (5) 18 Succeed in chase (4,5) 19 Sends away for books (6) 21 Store memoir up in a novel form (8) 24 Adam’s apple? (9,5) 25 Frenzied macho types kept in check (8) 26 City editor taken in by the French (5) Down 1 Rising from the ranks? (12)

2 Drinks provided in riotous parties (9) 3 The Spanish red rose wine ingredients come from here (5) 4 Act I lines sadly lacking in flexibility (9) 5 Get down — from this? (4) 6 Repeated request for tea dance (3-3-3) 7 Giant bird on a pole (5) 9 Policeman gets a lead on forgers — metalworkers! (12) 13 Skinflint having talent for being unhappy (9) 14 One in the club has whip-round for cheese (9) 16 Property charge (9) 20 Took the wheel in a Land Rover (5) 22 Waste parts of Cornish river (5) 23 The advantage of keenness (4)

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. 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:

Don’t jump too soon In the old days, we were mostly taught to jump bid in response to partner’s opening bid if you had opening points too. The idea was that both you and partner would know at the very beginning of the auction that there was surely a game (or a slam) for your side. But modern practice is to delay a jump bid as

2 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.

responder or even not to do it at all and to keep things on the move by bidding a different suit. The theory is that jumping too soon can end you in the wrong contract. Take today’s hand as an example. You hold ♠ A K 7 6, ♥ 5 4 3, ♦ A Q 10 7, ♣ A 6 which totals 17 high card points. You are delighted to hear partner open one diamond. Against silent

1. Gym Shod 2. With Law 3. May Lock 4. Honey Light 5. Hogs Master 6. Jig Dust 7. Three What 8. Tea Board 9. Sword Boy 10.Low Time

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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters

1. lip case 2. gin diet 3. sire mag 4. i lop cat 5. any fast 6. gas core 7. dud fone 8. less sag 9. so i dust 10.cee grot opposition throughout, what is your response? In the old days, you would have needed to jump bid – presumably with a reply of two spades which is certainly misleading given your holding of only four cards in the suit. Other old timers might have grasshopped to three no trumps – certainly closing off slam options and praying that partner has some good hearts to stop the enemy. Surely, the correct response to an opening bid from partner

Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... of one diamond is one spade from you. Where you go next depends on partner’s rebid. If he says two diamonds, showing a solid suit, then you are certainly interested in a slam in that suit. But it may be wise first to cue bid three clubs showing the ace control. If partner’s second bid is two hearts, then it’s looking like a no trump game rather than a no trump slam. In other words, best to look before you leap.

ANSWERS 1. Dead Try 2. Brain Band 3. Stab Time 4. Star Bin 5. Time Lane 6. Under Age 7. Flower Hole 8. Reader Wreck 9. Skin Stone 10.Back Coacn

Pan Wave Bed Dust Warp Cover Pot Ship Head Stage

ANSWERS 1. y for lew 2. luc rest 3. ici truc 4. wry beer 5. i no rise 6. i sent on 7. dans lav 8. cap list 9. ray stem 10.run lata

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The Village Lounge

Vol. 9 No. 04  1 - 15 November 2009

Gratify Your Senses and Your Wallet

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Continuing our articles to highlight the eateries in the charming tropical gardens of The Village, Mick and I visited The Village Lounge. A bijou, picturesque bar/ bistro attractively furnished and located to the north of the gardens and accessed by a small Japanese wooden bridge. (Look towards the children’s play area and it is sited just behind). Comfy sofas and low tables

Dear Food Lovers,

furnish this rustic restaurant. It is sited beside a lake and a mini weir water feature which pleasingly provides the background resonance of a soft bubbling stream. The ambiance is tranquil, pleasing, peaceful and laidback. We were welcomed by the efficient Teab who admirably fulfills her role front of house providing a warm and friendly reception on arrival. We ordered a glass of the very acceptable house red wine (B.80) and settled back

to read the menu. The wine list is concise but adequate offering a bottle of Furra Argentinian Chardonnay, as wine of the month, for B.550. Beers from B.60 together with a good selection of spirits and cocktails at very competitive prices. They are open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm so breakfast dishes are offered for the early birds wishing to sit in this gorgeous garden and enjoy the morning air. The all-day breakfast set is priced at B.160. Omelets are also offered served with mixed salad and French fries. Jacket potatoes, club sandwiches or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on French toast provide nifty snacks. Pies were on the ‘special’ list and featured steak, chicken and mince and onion served with peas, chips and gravy for B.189. Pasta is always a popular option and here they serve it with garlic and a nut pesto, as a salad with zucchini and

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I have been reading about this new wave in “resurgence food” in the U.K. and one of the recipes to be resurrected is Coronation Chicken. Do you have a recipe, I believe it was a patriotic dish around 1953? Regards, Sarah. Dear Sarah, Yes, we’ve been seeing a lot about “resurge food” too and especially Coronation Chicken which is being used as a very popular luxury sandwich filling. It was invented by Constance Spry and served at the Queen’s coronation lunch in 1953. A nostalgic dish and one surely to resurrect! This is the original recipe. THE CLASSIC CORONATION CHICKEN RECIPE INGREDIENTS 1 x 5 lb (2.3 kg) Chicken, poached 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Small Onion 1 tbsp Curry Paste 1 tbsp Tomato Puree 4 fl oz (100 ml) Red wine 1 Bay Leaf Juice from 1/2 Lemon 4 Canned Apricot Halves 1/2 pint (300 ml) Mayonnaise 4 fl oz (100 ml) Whipping Cream Salt & Pepper Watercress to garnish METHOD Remove the skin from the Chicken and cut into small pieces. Place under the grill and cook until golden brown. Allow to cool. Meanwhile, finely chop the Onion. Heat up the Vegetable Oil in a small saucepan and add the Onion. Cook on a medium heat for about 3 minutes until the Onion is soft and translucent. Add to this the Curry Paste, Tomato Puree, Red Wine, Bay Leaf and the Lemon juice. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes until reduced. Strain the contents and leave to sauce to cool. Finely chop theApricot Halves and puree them through a sieve or with a blender. Place into a bowl and mix in the Mayonnaise. Add the cooled down sauce and mix well. Whip the Cream to stiff peaks and fold this also into the mixture. Season with Salt & Pepper and if necessary add a little extra Lemon Juice. Finally, fold in the grilled Chicken pieces coating them with the mixture well. Garnish with Watercress and serve.

If you would like to request a recipe, please email : thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Feta cheese, Bolognaise (either baked or as a sauce), and even with chicken green curry for a fusion treat. However, I plumped for spaghetti carbonara (B.135) and Mick chose one of his favourites, fish and chips. I really enjoyed my choice it was an excellent recipe with lashings of bacon, onion, garlic and Parmesan cheese while the other side of the table Mick was tucking into his piece of perfectly fried fish with crunchy chips and garden peas. When we asked Teab which menu item was the most popular at The Lounge she didn’t hesitate in replying that the Cajun steak with boiled potatoes and vegetables (B.165) and the pork chops were the best sellers. Among the other main courses we spotted were grilled salmon, spicy grilled chicken served in pita bread with a Greek salad and French fries and lots of Thai dishes including another house special of spicy beef salad. As you can see, this menu offers an imaginative selection of dishes at extremely reasonable prices (not many surpass the B.200 mark) and the ones we tried were professionally

executed and presented in just the right portions. The surroundings of The Village Lounge are lovely whether you visit during a bright, sunny day or a romantic star

agreeable prices. A venue to gratify your senses and your wallet! The Village Lounge is located in The Village complex on the corner of Soi

filled evening. Come here to relax in a garden setting and to enjoy the agreeable medley of dishes at most

Chaiyapruk and Sukhumvit Road. Open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm. Tel: 087 948 4300. Small parties catered.


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Jameson’s

Vol. 9 No. 04  1 - 15 November 2009

Sunday Carvery

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Well they say “that a change is as good as a rest”, and whilst I don’t believe for a second that Mick and Di were resting last Sunday, I did have the fortune to step into the breech, on their behalf, and attend the famous Jameson’s Irish Pub to sample one of their special Sunday Carvery’s. For anybody who is new to our fair city, or who goes around town with their eyes firmly closed, the Jameson’s Pub is situated on Moo 9, Soi Sukrudee, (Soi A.R.), between second and third road. They are open seven days a week and offer a comprehensive menu and bar snacks which are available all day, all at very competitive prices, and of course you get to sample the famous Irish Guinness. Well back to the carvery. For all us Brit’s, Sunday is not Sunday, without sitting down to a good old fashioned Sunday Dinner, you know, the type Mother use to make, with good quality meat, fresh vegetables, flavoursome gravy, and not forgetting the all important Yorkshire Pudding. And to be honest, having tried many establishments around town, who profess to offering a traditional Sunday Roast, we have not found many that come close to the roast we enjoyed last Sunday.

So of our three courses, yes we always make a bit of a pig of ourselves on Sundays, no comment from anyone who knows us, we made our way to the beautifully laid out table that held a superb salad bar offering fresh prawns on a bed of lettuce, fresh oysters, baby tomatoes, beetroot in mayonnaise, cabbage, cucumber, boiled potatoes, etc. along with fresh and garlic bread, an array of different sauces and garnish and a Thai Spicy Pork dish. For the real traditionalists, like myself, there is also the option of a homemade soup, this week it was Goulash, which I have to admit was superb. Well you will have gathered that I enjoyed my soup, and the wife, who loves salad and prawns with Thousand Island Dressing was in her element. So after a few minutes to let our first course settle, we ventured to take a look at what was on offer for our main meal. They say that ‘first impressions mean everything’, and the first impression of the carvery is more than enough to get your juices flowing. On offer is a fine selection of freshly cooked meats,

this week there was Turkey, Lamb, Pork, Beef and Ham. You are welcome to sample as many as you wish, I tried the lamb, has to be my favourite, and very difficult to find a well cooked and flavoursome lamb in Pattaya, and the roast pork complete with crackling. My wife, always the adventurous type, went for the turkey.

before we could even contemplate looking at the desert offerings. However, after half an hour of sighing, and complaining that I had eaten too much, that the wife should have reminded me to take it easy with the potatoes, we managed to find a little space, somewhere in the depths of nowhere, to attempt looking at the

Well now we have to get to the vegetables, and what a selection was on offer. Too many to name them all here, however, amongst my favourites were, Potato Gratin, Carrots, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Cauliflower Cheese, and of course traditional Roast Potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding. No Sunday Roast would be complete without a thick, rich, flavoursome gravy! There was also a couple of extra dishes available, for those not too keen on the Sunday Roast, they must be mad, that included a delicious looking Spinach Lasagne. Well I have to be honest, we took a little more than a few minutes after finishing our main meal

third course, purely for the sake of the editorial you understand, otherwise we would have been content to stagger home. This week the sweets on offer were Ice Cream, Apple Pie and Custard or Pineapple Crumble and Custard, a hard choice, NOT, it was straight in with my order for Apple Pie, my favourite, however, they did agree to serve it with ice cream instead of custard, the only way to have it as far as I am concerned. The Jameson’s ‘All you can eat’ Carvery is available every weekday, as well as Sunday, and I would highly recommend you check it out in the very near future. You can make reservations by telephoning the pub on 038 361 874, enjoy.

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

(ptmas-e0609)Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand.net, info@ecobrand.net for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! (ptfas-c0008)Rolex Gents Date Watch. Gold face, gold bezel, jubilee gold and stainless steel strap. Beautiful original condition with box. Only 65,000 baht. Call Alan 087 139 1570. (ptfas-g2408)Antique Hand Carved Thai Teak Bench; made decades ago in a small Province in the far North. This distinctive piece will astound all who view it. Unfortunately, it is too bulky to work in my small bedroom and I have decided to part with it. 150L X 60D. The first to see it will grab it. 9,500 Baht. Email: sanmyn@aol.com or call Gary at 089 803 0388. Sailing dinghy for sale. Laser 13, complete with the following; sails, top cover, launch trolley/combi road trailer, life jackets, oars & more. All in very good condition. Only 110,000 Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309.

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(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/profit charing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379.

(ptmbo-k0109)Beach Road Soi 8 Sexy Bar for Rent. Key money 80,000/year. Rent 18,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387. (ptmbo-j2408)Bar for Sale/ Rent Soi Buakhao. Rent 17,000/Month, 50,000 Baht key money. Sale 350,000 Baht. Bar takings up to 10,000 baht per day. Call 080 195 3021 (Gina) (ptmbo-w2108)Apartment Building with 30 Rooms for Sale with long-term land lease contract, and if required with running company including 1-year visa and work permit. Location is next to 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. (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

A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/ hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@jomtienproperty.com Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: orchid@amari.com WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located in central Pattaya, there are 16 rooms a well stocked bar with pool table and included in the price are 20 motorbikes. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – Located just off soi buakhao, this busy bar has 4 rooms for rent as well as a staff room .The owner is relocating so this business is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: craig@ tsba.info Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known walking street bar, this business is a turn key operation and is ready to make big money. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Bar – Located in Central Pattaya, this double shop house bar is priced to sell. There is a pool table and kitchen with accommodation for staff. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: craig@tsba.info

BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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 08-4944 2541 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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, 2 Motorbikes for Rent, Specializing Imported Food and Drink, Accomadation Above. Good Profitable Business, Law Rent, No key money, Rent paid till July 2010. 1.7 Million O.N.O Tel.: 087 868 1621.

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Fax: (038) 374535 45-Rooms + 1 BigHouse Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/month selling for 15 million Call: 081 244 6970. Restaurant –An opportunity to purchase Pattaya only original 50’s diner, complete with one of the largest collections of 1950’s memorabilia. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year LeasAbsolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2018 Internet Cafe & Guest House –FREEHOLD 5 Rental Rooms Above Sale Includes 10 Computers and all Fixtures and Furniture Price is 7.8 mb. Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2020

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(ptmet-s2408)Thai, English and German Lessons! Bored from learning Languages conventional style? Want fast success for daily conversation? With us you can learn it for your needs, comfortable in your own home. For a free trial lesson please call 089 602 2272 or Email to timeforlearning@gmail.com (pta-tk0008)Do you Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. We speak Thai, English, German & Duetsch. (ptmet-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (pta-te0008)TEFL Intercontinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640. (pta-pl0008)Pro Language we offer a variety of effective and enjoyable language courses. English, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Thai course. For foreigner

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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@pattaya housebuilders.com SPECTACULAR TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE!!! ONLY 5 MILLION BAHT!!! This Stunning Townhouse is now for Sale. Located at 378/69 Moo12 Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20260, 20 meters from Royal Cliff Hotel and opposite of Royal Cliff Sports Club. 82 sqm land size,200sqm living area w/ garage and balconies. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master w/jacuzzi), quality fitted Euro Kitchen, amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V expensive sofa, dining table and equipped with alarm system. Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.


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House for Sale We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 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. Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. The most 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. Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing. 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. 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. 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.

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Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. 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. 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!. 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! 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. 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.

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. 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

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HS1258: This property is located in Greenfield 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 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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

Thai Living: Central Park 1, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 3bed/3bath, 67 sq.wah. For 4.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ 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.


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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 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.

Classified 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 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

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Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings……examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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

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(ptm-j0309) Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 25,000 baht/month Tel. 081 153 2422

(ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful New House on Pratumnak Hill Soi 5, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, air-con, European kitchen, private pool, UBC, telephone and ADSL. 38,000 baht/ month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro-kitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 28,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful Townhouse for Rent: On Pratumnak Rd. Soi 5. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, communal pool. 25,000 baht/ month. Call 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-r0609)2 Storey, 3 Bedroom (En-suite 1), 3 Bathroom, fully furnish, with satellite at Panchan Spa Resort, the way to Rayong. Price 25,000-40,000 short, long term. Ph. 087 039 9784 Wan or 081 833 5489 Sanoon. (ptmhr-a0109)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/months. Contact 084 164 8872. (ptmhr-a0109)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 084 164 8872. 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970. House on Pratumnak. 2 mins. to Dongtan Beach. 4 bedroom all with en-suite. Private pool, Euro kitchen. Bargain price 55,000 Pm. Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www. pattayaoceanproperty.com (Ref.POP 1060)

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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 364514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Central Park 2, Sukhumvit Road. 2 storey house, 2bed/3bath, 40 sq.wah. For 18,000 THB/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 08-4944 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 house 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

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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 Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages

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


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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

(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.

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(ptrr-p0509) Siam Wave Hotel near Jomtien, A/C, Swimming Pool, Internet, Cable TV. 5,000 bht/month Call 084 867 4635. (ptar-n0809) At Jomtien lovely 2 bed condo, all new, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kitchen, washing machine, free internet, long term 10,000 baht, Studio 8,000 baht. Tel 080 014 1844 (Thai) 087 137 9446 (Eng), thaigerryproperties@ gmail.com Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. Very Busy Laundry with Rental Rooms and Accommodation for owner and staff. Excellent Lacation Central. Longterm Lease 1.5 Mil, Rent Paid til March 2010. Call 083 587 5877 or 038 720 243. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@ 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.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com 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 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.pac pattaya.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.pac pattaya.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 . Serious Offers invited (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Spanish Place (Sukhumvit Road) 32 sqm. 4th floor Corner Studio, Original Empty Room. Only 690,000 bht ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com 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

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View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com 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 Jomtien Majestic. Must be sold quickly a beautiful 30sqm. Studio just been renovated to high standard. Including kitchen, fully furnish. Must See! Reduced to 770,000 bht. In foreigners name, returning to UK. Private Sale. Call now 087 139 1539. ABSOLUTE BARGAIN OF THE YEAR . 42 sqm. 5th floor Studio with sea view’s near Pattaua Park, new kitchen and air conditioning, big balcony. Don’t miss it ONLY 890,000 bht. (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 (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 sqm-9th floorForeign Name- 4,900,000 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-n0509)Brand New 53sqm, Sea View, 50 m. to Private Beach, 10th floor, Studio, for 5.2 MB, All inclusive! (NorthPoint) Tel. +66 829 726 335,+79 145 447 742. (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


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(ptmcs-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 4 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street (Units are unfinished shells with electric outlets; bathroom completely finished with tile floor, tile walls, shower, sink, toilet, granite counter tops, lights, etc.). Units available 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; side by side); 1906 (19th floor) and 2206 (22nd floor). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.2 Million Baht Each. Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 600,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 600,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (ptmcs-b2408)Jomtien Condominium for Sale: Park Lane Resort Jomtien - Take Over Contract New Condo. This re-sale unit is a far less than the Developers price in Building 1 and can be easily made into (2) one bedroom units if required. This is an ocean view facing unit on the 7th floor is offered at 1 million baht less than the developer’s price currently. Fully furnished. The new owner can take over the easy terms re-payment with approximately 50% down and quarterly payments of 300,000 until the scheduled completion date around April 2010. Sale Priced: 2,995,000. Call Bobby 084 158 0785 for showings (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.

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Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Best valued of the month. For sale good valued for invest. Condo for sale at Nakual area, Quite building, foreigner names 117 Sqm 2 bedroom, garden view,2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and renovate need. For quick sale only 5.5 million Baht For sale Nice and quiet building in a good location line down town on Wong Amart Beach on the Best Beach in Pattaya, 64 Sqm,1 bedroom. 1 bath, sea view, reno-vated need for very good offer @ 4.7 Million Bath only. Please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Condo for sale at Naklual area, quite building, foreigner names 96 Sqm, 2 bedroom,2 bathrooms, and renovated need. For sale only 8 Million Bath. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Luxury beachfront condo for sale. Spectacular sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 137 sqm 1 big bedroom, 2air cons, 2 bath, living room, with balcony direct phone Line, 2 flat screen T.Vs. Hi-fi system, kitchenette,all buildin with real wood, taste-fully and luxuriously furnished and equipped, ready to move in., 24hr security, swimming pool, fully furnished. Price at 13 Million Baht Please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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 038 373 966 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 084 780 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 084 944 2541 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 081 761 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 084 780 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net

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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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Northshore Condominium, 80 sq.m, high floor (North facing), For 5.9 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ 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: theavenueresidence@ hotmail.com, www.avenueresidence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: 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 1 Bed Appartment in Avenue Residence soi 15 ready to move in end of this year. Corner unit overlooking pool 3 mil. Foreign Ownership Call 083 587 5877. (ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 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

Classified Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Central Pattaya Living in View Talay 6!!! Cheapest front corner available with us! One Bedroom / One Bathroom Selling Price 6.5 Million Baht, 105 sqm. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream, be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments….. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 12,25 Million Baht! LOWERED FROM 14.5 MILLION BAHT FOR A QUICK SALE!!! Just 1 minute walk to Jomtien Beach with a really spacious living area and an enormous balcony. The condo is completely renovated, ready to move in. A lot of facilities are available, two swimming pools, a gym and a tennis court are just examples. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing 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

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(ptmcr-n2308)Condo for Rent on Pratumnak Hill Soi 4, 80 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 living room, fully furnished, air con, cable TV, telephone with ADSL. 12,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptmcr-0109)Royal Park Luxury Apartments, 2 luxury Penthouses for rent short term. Private rooftop swimming pool. 30,000 & 35,000 per month. Check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com, call 086 111 7414. (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (pta-2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433(Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com


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(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.

Classified 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. Front view, great panoramic view condo, 163 Sqm, view looking at Lan Island, 3 beds, 2 bath , 4 air cons, direct line ,fully and nice furnish ,this condo is one of the best and famous building in Pattaya city. Location at Nakual on Wong Amart Beach, high floor and fully furnish, looking for long term rent. Price started @ 55,000-60,000 Baht per month. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 9-Karat 12th floor near Carrefour. 32m2 Fully Furnished 7,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht / Month, LCD TV, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. 30 % Discount on Daily Rates. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: novapark@loxinfo.co.th, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, Email: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail : pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradise cityproperty.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@paradise cityproperty.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 CR1151: 2nd Floor studio apartment in Bann Sawan La Lana in Jomtien modern furniture, European kitchen, a must to view 8,000 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.pattayaoceanproperty. com (Ref.POP 1080) Thai Living: Royal Hill Condotel, Trappraya Rd. 53 sq.m, 2nd floor- fully furnished with beautiful decoration. 15,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net

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Fax: (038) 374535 Thai Living: Pattaya Hill Resort, Jomtien Beach, 40 sq.m, 3rd floor- sea view, fully furnished. 10,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ info@thai living.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@thai living.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 TescoLotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.

View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@cslox info.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


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Condo for Rent

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

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

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

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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

Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 baht Tel. 081 576 0035. Email: countryproperty@loxinfo. co.th, www.countryproperty services.net BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email: countryproperty@ loxinfo.co.th, www.country propertyservices.net (ptmls-n2308)Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364. (ptmls-h0309)Bangsaray Mountains. 1,200 sqm. Ready to Build on 720,000 baht Call 087 100 5726. (ptmls-g0109)Bangsaray 2 rai. Close beach. 2.6 M per rai. 084 105 4533. LS1020: a fair size plot of land at 672sqm surrounded by other houses already, electric, water available, road frontage all around. Priced at 3.5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living: Hot sale land and house on Sukhumvit rd. (Near Lotus Thepprasit) 87 sq.wah for 7 M.THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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: 038 364 514-5/ 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- 038-231-931 or Email: to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/ Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th


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Land for Sale

32 Rai on a hill near Phoenix Golf Course with nice sea views, ideal for a housing development. 550,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E- mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E- mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th Two land plots for 1.1 Million Baht/Rai near Mabrachan Lake. 19 and 31 Rai ideal for housing developments as the whole area is already developed with other housing developments. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 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- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th 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

Classified 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- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th FOR INVESTORS…… 1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087-021-3170. Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 thb Call 081 576 0035 www.country propertyservices.net

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. pattaya-secretarial-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 ( p t m s p - 1 3 0 9 ) A rc h i t e c t 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. (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-a0409) Learn about area condos, private homes, ownership. Free property seminar at Pattaya Beach Resort,information about; price,ownership,availability and more. This and every Thursday 11.00am, Beach Road between Soi 15 and 6, Pattaya Beach Resort, Brought by Land of Smiles Publishing and local developers. Call 087 076 4 755. (ptmp-a0409)Do you have question about buying property in Thailand? About what condos or are available. You’ll find many answers at the free property seminar every Thursday 11.00am, about homes & condos, what’s available, the price range how to buy, Pattaya Beach Resort, Pattaya Beach Road between soi 5 and 6, free refreshments, Brought by Land of Smiles Publishing and local developers. Call 087 076 4755. (ptmsp-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptmsp-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783.

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Fax: (038) 374535 Do You Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun, Easy and Effective Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native eligible, professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment. Call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. *Email: thankful.knowledge@ gmail.com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal) Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@hotmail.com. Visit their website www.ski blind.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. Email pappa@csloxinfo.com

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. I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239 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.


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Job Vacancies

Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager.Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai. Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal. (ptfjv-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-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077.

Pro Language 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, EnglishDutch-German-ItalianFrench-Japanese-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. 02-250-0072 www.Prolan guage.co.th (ptjv-hpp0209) Real Estate Company wanted secretary/ administrator. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic computer skill. Applications by email: Petri@ homepropertiespattaya.com Tel. 086 156 8925 or 038 303 25.

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@heights-holdings. com or Ticha@heightsholding.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-BKK-AMS. Start from 570 Euro’s. All the price not include tax. Visa to Europe, Vietnam, Laos, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia; Ext Hotel Reservation, Scuba Diving, Taxi, Minibus. Tel 038 413 530, 038 724 023, Fax 038 413 540 Email.... Mcflightpattaya@ hotmail.com

Vehicles for Sale

Ford Ranger Pick up 4 doors 4x4, 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. 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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(ptmvs-c0007)Awesome Vehicle on Sale. Toyota Tiger 3.0 High Output Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, 7 foot high!!! Air bag, ABS, C.D. Huge chrome alloys, loads of extras, 160,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned for 5 years. Immaculate condition. Only 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539. (ptmvs-r0007)Volvo S60 Turbo, New Design 2005. 50,000 km, black. Full options. First hand, like new. 1 million baht (new 2,450,000 baht). Tel. 081 863 1076. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. 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 Registered/register able (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee Tia is a very Tiny English Bulldog. She is registered with AKC and should grow to be around 3-4 lbs. Call Caryl for more info email brownphillip67@ yahoo.com

Deadline

Issue November 16 - 30’ Please Forward Your Classifieds by 5:00 PM November 6 E-mail : info@pattayatoday.net Fax : 038 - 374 535 Or drop of at our office 42/91 Moo 9 Sukhumvit Rd. Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi (50 meters after Spanish Place Condo)

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Amari Features ‘Wolf-Blass’ Wines

Amari’s ‘Mantra’ International Restaurant, held a wine dinner featuring ‘Wolf Blass’ wines which are reputedly one of Australia’s finest wines, and actually named after the German founder of the company. Starting in 1966 with the philosophy of blending many small high quality vintages of wine that never vary, he is still going strong at seventy five. The “Wolf Blass” Winery employs six senior wine makers, and while they can produce all varieties of wine, each expert is allotted several different types of wine for the current vintage. A good selection of these superb wines was accompanied by some fine international food from the Mantra’s multi tasked restaurant.

Celebrating Pattaya’s Annual Banglamung Police Dinner

As part of the ‘Banglamung Police Commemoration Day’ an annual dinner was organised for the officers, families and friends from the Banglamung Regional Police Station, situated at the northern reaches of Pattaya City. These festivities were a welcome break from the hard 24-hours a day grind of regular police work. For the police at the Banglamung Police Headquarters, they look forward to this event with considerable anticipation, as for them, this an important yearly event, that is attended by most police officers. This dinner was held at the Banglamung District School inside their Assembly Hall, and the evening started quietly with some popular singing and dancing. The Chief of the Banglamung Police Headquarters, Colonel Somnuk Changate, put everyone at ease by arriving dressed in casual sports clothes, to show that it was indeed time for rest and relaxation, and amongst the many VIP’s who attended was the Mayor of the Nongprue region. A few of Pattaya’s expat community attended, headed by Mr. Stuart Saunders, who is in the process of forming a Pattaya Progress Association, which welcomes both Thai and foreign national members, to put forward ideas to help improve Pattaya. The splendid dinner consisted of a large variety of dishes, with everything ranging from soups, baked fish and duck through to delicious desserts. As the night continued on, there came a break where many certificates of excellence were handed out to police officers, who had excelled in there job over the year, and also included the presentation of some very nice trophies.


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Miss Thailand Contestants visit Pattaya before Final

Pattaya’s Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, together with City Hall Administrators and Council Members, recently welcomed the contestants from the Miss Thailand 2009 contest before they took place in the live final which was broadcast on the 26th and 27th October. All of the eighteen beautiful ladies remaining in the competition made their way to Pattaya to feature in the recording of the VTR which was broadcasted on the live shows which promoted the City throughout the rest of Thailand. Pattaya City Officials had the chance to have their photos taken with the contestants in front of the King Thaksin Great Monument at Pattaya City Hall, before taking the young ladies on a guided tour around City Hall, explaining to them the intricacies of how Pattaya City Hall works. Next stop was the Sanctuary of Truth before moving on to the Satahip Naval Base, Sea Turtle Conservation Centre and many of the beautiful beaches around the area.

Oktoberfest for Businessmen

An Oktoberfest celebration at the Hardrock Cafe on Pattaya’s Beach Road was jointly organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and the German Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC). Major sponsors were the Hemaraj Land & Development Public Company, who specialise in ‘turn-key’ factories, Pattaya’s Hardrock Hotel, and The Coffee Co, who are a large beverage distribution group for beer, wines and coffee, etc. This very large business networking event allowed a lot of new business contacts to be made between European and British business people, and as it was held on the evening before the Friday public holiday, many travelled from Bangkok for a few days break.

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

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