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Volume 9, Issue 05
16 - 30 November 2009
Naklua 'Walking Street' Project
to open on 21st November
After months of speculation a press conference was held on the 10th November at Pattaya City Hall to officially announce the opening date for the new ‘Naklua Walking Street’ Project, that will help to revitalise one of Pattaya’s oldest areas. The meeting was jointly chaired by Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, his Honorary Advisor, Khun Niran Wattanasartsatorn, and the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT), Khun Nitti Kongkrut. Over the past few months many buildings and sites have received important changes to update them for the commencement of this new project. The new ‘Naklua Walking Street’ will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm, commencing on the 21st November and running until the 7th February 2010, when a decision will be taken on its success in bringing much needed tourists, and more importantly their money, into this struggling area. Pattaya City Hall is confident that the Naklua Walking Street
project will become one of the main tourist attractions in the city, and with Pattaya‘s increasing popularity as an international tourist centre, it has gained the title of the ‘Asian Riviera’. The new project will take place on Pattaya’s first commercial road, at the heart of one of the city’s oldest communities, in the area from the Suporn gold shop to Soi Columbia. The market will feature the selling of fresh and dry foods, as well as ready cooked meals and an abundance of gifts to encourage local residents,
visiting nationals and international tourists. The market project will become the hub of the Naklua Community with many activities arranged for the children and young people of the area, together with concerts, performing arts and amateur dramatics for the local residents and visiting tourists. The market will also look at educating local residents on the world environment, and will publicise the dangers of drugs, energy saving, reducing pollution and preserving our eco system. Honorary Advisor to the Mayor, Khun Niran
Wattanasartsatorn, explained to the press conference that the Naklua sub-district of Pattaya City covers an area which includes seven villages, including Koh Larn Island, and although it was one of the first established areas in the City, it has over the years, because of the lack of sufficient funding, fallen behind other Pattaya areas in the quest to attract the millions of tourists who pour into the city each year. Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome stated that Pattaya City Hall are very conscious that many local residents of the Naklua area have been forced to relocate as there
was no possibility of earning a living in the immediate are, however, he firmly believes that the new venture will bring much needed employment to the area. Continued on page 6
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Annual Long Boat Races Wind Turbines on Koh Larn Island
Pattaya's Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronnakit Ekkasing, explained at a press conference recently that the wind turbine project on Koh Larn Island, the first such project in Thailand, had been very successful, in fact they have unexpectedly become a tourist attraction.
The 45 wind turbines have now been in operation for three years and are to supply environmentally friendly electricity to power the Koh Larn Government Office and for the Island's street lighting. The Deputy Mayor stated that many residents had been under the illusion that the turbines would supply electricity for the whole island, however, this is an impossibility, and other measures to combat the problems of the islands electricity supply are already underway, ie through the use of underwater cabling. Let's hope that the wind turbines carry on bringing in the tourists.
The 9th Annual Long Boat Races will be held on the 21st and 22nd of November at the ‘Lake Mabprachan Reservoir’, and a press conference was held at City Hall to promote the event to government agency delegates, officials and members of the press. The ‘Long Boat Races’ will feature three separate boat races of varying size and design, with the main event
being the 55-man teams for long boats, followed by the slightly smaller 30-man teams, then the even smaller teams in river boats, capping off an action packed weekend of racing. Along with the boat races, this event also has various other forms of entertainment including the exciting Buffalo Races, plus the new traditional Klong Yao drum and dance events.
parking space taken up by motorbike rental companies in busy areas such as South
Pattaya was not mentioned in detail, but will no doubt be discussed at future meetings.
Road and Footpath Problems At a recent City Hall meeting officers discussed traffic congestion problems, especially along ‘Walking Street’ and ‘Beach Road’ in South and Central Pattaya. Vendors stopping on footpaths and roads, restricting both foot and vehicle traffic was the main concern, and this also occurs outside apartment blocks and
construction sites. Another matter was the restriction of vision by large business signs, plus unsightly overhead telephone and power cables, and over time, these are planned to be placed underground. These costly changes are also difficult, as liaison is required between National Telecom, the Electricity Supply Department, and City Hall in order to complete such a task. The large amounts of
Rear Admiral presents certificates to Navy Officers
Thai law stipulates that all Thai men, on reaching 21 years of age, must serve their country by joining the Military or Navy, depending on their area of residence.
Recently, 93 Navy Officers were presented with their certificates for completing their two years of National Service. Presenting the certificates,
Rear Admiral, Reungrit Boonsongprasert, Deputy Commander of the Sattahip Navy Base, to the men who entered the Navy in 2007, congratulated the officers on their achievement and thanked them on behalf of the country and monarchy for two years of dedicated service. In a speech the Read Admiral stated that the officers had shown respect to the Kingdom and the Monarchy that they should be very proud of. The young men have been taught orderliness, patience, strength and self responsibility, along with a host of other attributes which will help them throughout the rest of their lives.
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‘Industry Meets Residents Fair’ at Walking Street
ONE of the Chief Advisors to the Minister of Industry, Khun Surasak Narkdee, recently officiated at the opening of the ‘Industry meets Residents Fair, which took place at the
entrance to Walking Street. Also on hand was Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Wattana Jantarawaranon, who offered a helping hand at the opening event.
Twenty8 Inn is a new boutique inn located in the heart of Jomtien Beach Pattaya. This petite piece of luxury is
hidden just 5 minutes from the beach. The hotel offers guests an experience that cannot be found anywhere
The Ministers Advisor stated that the purpose of the joint venture, staged by the Ministry of Industry and Pattaya City Hall, was to develop and open up new markets for small to medium sized companies which will enable then to socialise and network and expand their horizons. At the event, local residents had the opportunity to purchase quality products at vastly reduced prices to help lessen their monthly expenses. The ‘Industry meets Residents Fair’ brought outstanding food products from the four regions of Thailand and offered franchise and consumer goods to Pattaya’s local resident population. The event was held over five days and was a huge success.
else in Pattaya as contains 28 uniquely designed rooms designated to individual countries where the interior décor of the room matches that of its country. At Twenty8 Inn is fully equipped with basic facilities such as Sauna, Steam Room, Swimming pool, Our Restaurant/Café & Sport bar “Thai Bistro”, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi, 24 hrs. Reception and much more. Twenty8 Inn where a new experience awaits their every return. for more information please contact 038 232 832 Email: manager@ twenty8inn.com or visit our website www. Twenty8inn. com
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NEWS Vol. 9 No. 05 16 - 30 November 2009 Kaymer Recruited by Royal Command
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American Embassy in Bangkok outreach to Pattaya
The Consular Section of the American Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to inform all American Citizens of a consular outreach visit to Pattaya on November 19, 2009. Please come if you can! Consular staff will be available to provide services at the following location: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Dusit Thani Pattaya, at 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand. Telephone: 03-842-5611. The following consular services will be available during our outreach visits: • Passport renewal applications ($75.00 or Baht 2550 for adult passports, and $85 or Baht 2890 for a child’s passport) • Notarial Services and Certified Copies ($30.00 or Baht 1020). This includes income affidavits for retirees in Thailand.
• Social security, VA, or other federal benefits question will be limited, but we will try to provide forms and answers (Please bring exact change!) PLEASE NOTE: We cannot process extra visa pages during our outreach trips. We can accept applications, but the passports will have to be brought back to the Embassy for final processing the next day. The passports will then have to be picked up in person (or by a friend upon presentation of a letter of authorisation signed by the applicant) at the Embassy. We regret any inconvenience caused by this. Additionally, Consular Reports of Birth cannot be processed during consular outreach trips. If you have any questions, please email acsbkk@state. gov or call the American Citizen Services Unit at 02-205-4049.
Celebrate HJB 12th Anniversary with Buddha Bless The famous Thai Rap, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Reggaton Band ‘Buddha Bless’ is performing LIVE to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of one of Pattaya City’s hottest spots, Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill on the Beach Road, Pattaya, on Saturday 12th December 2009. Get ready to have FUN from 7pm onwards with Buddha Bless and DJ Seed Norasate till late! Enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wines, soft drinks and a choice of snacks. The VIP Party Package is only THB 950 net per person, with a chance to win great
prizes, including air tickets, gift vouchers and much more. For your tickets, call Amari Orchid Pattaya at 038 418 418.
Seve Ballesteros has further strengthened his already extremely powerful Royal Trophy hand by drafting in Europe’s strongest and most promising young player, Martin Kaymer. The German star has rocketed to eleventh place in the world rankings, and joins world number seven Henrik Stenson and 2008 European number one Robert Karlsson in Seve’s already imposing line-up for the fourth edition of the Royal Trophy, which will take place on 8-10 January 2010 in Chonburi, Thailand. Kaymer, 24, has quickly established himself as one of the hottest properties in the world game and is seen as a natural successor to double US Masters champion Bernhard Langer as Germany’s flag-bearer. After registering an illustrious amateur career, Kaymer was crowned the European Tour’s rookie of the year in 2007 and charged into the top ten of the European Order of Merit the
following year, finishing just seven places below winner and Royal Trophy team mate Karlsson. Kaymer succeeded the Swede as Europe’s top player, conquering the European number one position and retaining it for much of 2009, until an injury sidelined him for a number of weeks. The long hitting German is presently ranked in second place in the European Tour Order of Merit, registered yet another successful week finishing runner-up at the Castello Masters in Spain
‘New Age’ Krathongs
In Pattaya most of our ladies prepare their very best Krathongs in the old traditional Thai style and many hours are spent manufacturing new “environmentally friendly” Krathongs, However, here is a new twist, with some Kratongs. The main flower arrangement is made from old Lotto tickets, that are carefully folded to resemble the petals of flowers. Well they do say that (biodegradable) “necessity is the mother of invention,”
so this beats throwing them on the ground and causing more litter.
Daily LUNCH Buffet @ ESSENCE Restaurant Amari Orchid Pattaya Essence Restaurant, at Ocean Tower, in Amari Orchid Pattaya, is a perfect dining spot - a great combination of chic design, relaxing atmosphere and delicious cuisine. This all-day dinning restaurant has 230 seats with a fantastic view of the manicured gardens and pools. There is also outdoor seating on the terrace, to allow guests to dine and relax, with the gentle caress of sea breezes. The menu offers an international culinary journey around the globe, with western, Thai, Japanese, Indian and Chinese specialties. Experience the supreme taste sensations of Essence
two weeks ago and has every chance of reclaiming the European top spot before the season comes to an end in Dubai later this month. It is no wonder that European skipper Seve Ballesteros said he was thrilled to name Kaymer as the third man on his team sheet. Ballesteros declared: “Martin is a wonderful addition to the European team. He is a very exciting young player with an extremely bright future. He is becoming a real force in
the world game, in similar fashion to what Bernhard (Langer) represented before him. “He led the European Tour Order of Merit this year for an extended period of time and has been playing fantastic golf, with back-to-back wins at the French and Scottish Opens in July before his excellent performance at the PGA Championship, where he finished in sixth place. “I know he is determined to arrive in Thailand for the Royal Trophy fresh, confident and full of enthusiasm, especially as this will be his European debut.”
Charity Teddy Bear-Santa For 2010 ‘Amari Cares For Kids’ This festive season, Amari Orchid Pattaya has joined forces with the ‘BAAN TUNG RA-HARN SCHOOL’, Chonburi, to fulfill the wishes of underprivileged children for a Christmas/New Year present of their desires. Each of the Teddy BearSantas carries an attached card with the photo of the child and their wishes for a present. The Teddy BearSanta is priced at only THB 799.All the presents will be given to the children during a special ceremony in January 2010 as part of the ‘AMARI Cares For Kids’ Charity Project.
This adorable Teddy BearSanta is available NOW! Call Amari Orchid Pattaya at 038 418 418 for more details…
Truffle Treasures at Mantra Restaurant & Bar in November
Restaurant, with warm and smiling Amari hospitality. Essence is open 24 hours everyday, to make dining a real pleasure no matter when hunger hits! Daily LUNCH Buffet is available at THB 750++ per person. For reservations and info, call 038 418 418, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Think gourmet luxury, think Truffles! Back by popular demand. This rare and everso-special delicacy is making a star-performance comeback at Mantra this November. Languish in the aroma of Truffle specialities and untenable mushrooms… Arouse your appetite with thoughts of Truffle Soufflé, scented with Parmesan cheese, rich Foie Gras Ravioli topped with black Truffle shavings or Truffle Risotto and many more. For reservations and more info, call +66 (0) 3842 9591
or email an enquiry or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com
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Japan Wins Miss Pattaya Classical International Queen Guitar Festival 2009
As our last edition was at the printers, the finals of the 2009 Miss International Queen competition took place at the famous Tiffany’s Theatre in Pattaya, with many local residents and international tourists witnessing the crowning of the ‘Most Beautiful Transvestite’ in the world. Despite the recent local, national and world economic problems, a packed house saw the final eighteen contestants compete for the coveted title. The aims and goals behind the world famous event are to enhance and provide opportunities to these very special contestants, to enable them to become accepted within the community, and to show their worth on the
international stage. It also highlights that everyone, despite gender, religion or political beliefs has the right to live as they desire and still be accepted within the community. Famous Thai Star Khun Seree Wongmontha, was the chief judge at the finals and the whole crowd seemed to agree with the final decision to crown contestant number 12, Miss Haruna Ai, from Japan, with the coveted title. She received a cash prize of 450,000 baht, a sash, crown and trophy to mark her success. Second place was awarded to Khun Kangsadarn Wongdutsadeekul, from Thailand, who received 90,000Baht in cash, and third place went to Miss Daniela Marques, from
Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, Khun Wattana Jantarawaranon, recently officially opened the first ‘Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival’ 2009, which was staged at the Siam Bayshore Resort and Spa Pattaya. The unique festival included concerts and presentations by many world famous guitar makers. Performers and guitar makers, from all over the world, performed to a packed house of tourists and residents to show off Brazil, who received 60,000Baht in cash. The special prize of ‘Best National Costume’ was awarded to Khun Sorawee Natthee from Thailand.
their playing talents and specialty guitars. The idea behind the festival was to promote, develop and educate a better knowledge of the beauty of the classical guitar, with students having the opportunity to observe world class guitarists without having to travel abroad. Many famous, world renowned guitarists were on hand to entertain including Leeong Koodelek, from Switzerland, Yasuaki Eeura, from Japan, and two famous Thai guitarists Khun Worathep RattanaAmpawan and Khun Nalin Komentrakarn, who together with Khun Ekkachai Jiankul,
undoubtedly one of Thailand’s finest players, performed a concert ‘Fly with the birds on the Rhythm of the Guitar’. Students of the Guitar Club of Thailand then closed the concert with a
performance of ‘Guitar soiree’ together with 4 international guitarists. Other world renowned guitarists from Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and Thailand also entertained the crowds.
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Steam train and river cruise excursion - Dec 5 2009
Better than Money in the Bank
The Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) found that a talk on Oudh oil production from Asia Forestry’s Andrew Steele on ‘Agar’ tree plantations was most informative, and had them reaching for their cheque books. This Aromatic oil retails at $35,000 US / litre and is mainly grown in the greater S.E. Asian region
and sold in the Middle East. Conversely, Andrew is also the founder in Thailand, for the UK based ‘Plant A Tree Today’ (PATT) Foundation, and is intensely interested in preventing climate change, bio fuels and ‘carbon credit’ systems.
‘Radio Listeners’ Makeover
Staff from Wave FM88, a 24 hour a day English Radio Station, organise many activities, which include some magnificent prizes, for their listeners. These activities range from wine tastings to sailing lessons and entrance to exclusive venues to cooking workshops, something to wet the appetite of a wide variety of listeners. The latest competition, which was a first for the radio station, was to offer 30 lucky listeners the chance to have a complete makeover; this included new hairstyles, makeup and clothing. The
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event took place at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach and attracted a large crowd of onlookers and dedicated listeners to the radio station. The contestant began with expert guidance from Khun Ko Nitchakul Kittayanuphong, famous stylist from Harper’ Bazaar, on fashion, before moving onto hair and makeup from Shu Uemura and hair stylist, from Matrixs. The show concluded with a photo shoot and the comparison of before and after photos. This was a delightful afternoon’s entertainment filled with good humour and laughter.
Travel aboard an historic steam-hauled train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya on Saturday, December 5th, 2009. Visit Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace on the occasion of His Majesty’s birthday and return to Bangkok by cruiser along the Chao Phraya River - The River of Kings - enjoying both the waterway scenery and a sumptuous buffet lunch on board the boat. Option 1
You like my Leica
Spotted recently at the Centara Grand Hotel Resort’s luxurious opening celebration was overseas visitor Dr. Robert, from Taiwan. It was clear that he knew a thing or two about quality cameras, as he was using a German Model M7, 35mm Leica camera. Leica’s Dr. Oscar Barnark invented 35 mm cameras in 1930’s and they are still the undisputed world leaders in
Japanese Saxophonist Visits Manhattans
high quality, small format cameras and will probably remain this way for several decades.
Pattaya’s Manhattans Steakhouse Restaurant was honoured to sponsor a one night performance by well known Japanese saxophone player Mr. Suzuki, who is reputed to be the best in Japan. He regularly plays with a famous Tokyo orchestra, and often goes on tour overseas with them. After some piano and guitar playing in his late teens he specialised in saxophone playing and rose to fame, to the extent that he
is in big demand as a solo performer.
They were later identified as Mrs. Sumalee Hongsa, aged 52, who was seriously injured having sustained a fractured skull, along with a broken left leg and right arm. The other two victims, who fortunately escaped serious injury, were Miss Suay, aged 23, a Burmese immigrant working at a Thai fast food shop and Mrs. Samran Todkaew, aged 40, a food vendor. Arriving on scene was Khun Phichet Uthaiwattananon, the Director of Pattaya Technical Office, along with members of the Pattaya Search and Rescue Unit, to help recover further bodies from the building.
However, as all the trapped had already been rescued it fell upon the rescue team to ensure the area was safe. Khun Phichet revealed that the building had been
constructed in excess of 20 years earlier, however, due to planning irregularities, there was no operating licence and the building should not have been in use.
Three Vendors Hurt as Building Collapses
Rumours were rife around the town recently when it was believed that a Central Pattaya Beach building had collapsed. Arriving on the scene, beside the huge shopping centre on Soi 9, police officers discovered that the second floor of the building had indeed collapsed injuring three vendors who had been selling food on the ground level. The three injured had already been transferred, two to Pattaya Memorial Hospital and one to the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
Full day steam train excursion with rail ticket, transfer to Bang Pa In Summer Palace, entrance fee and boat cruise back to Bangkok with lunch on board. Arrive Bangkok appx 1645. Baht 2700 (children 2-11 baht 2200). Option 2 Substitute the river cruise portion for an easy 25km
countryside bike ride through the ruins of Ayutthaya and on to Bang Pa In Summer Palace. Return from there to BKK by minivan. Lunch included along with soft drinks, water and snacks while riding. Baht 2900 (children 12-16 baht 2200). Option 3 If you dont like the early start on a public holiday, then partake of a noon pub lunch at The Robin Hood, Sukhumvit, depart at 1330 for a tour of Bang Pa In Summer Palace and return by steam train at 1700 from Ayutthaya to Bangkok (arr appx 1900). Baht 2300 (children 2-11 1900) For more details and ticket purchases please contact DTC Travel 02 259 4535 or email tom@dtctravel. com
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya makes donation to senior citizens at Banglamung Almshouse
Khun Peeranuch Limvatanyu (Head of Marketing Communication Department of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya) led a team to give donations to senior citizens at Banglamung Almshouse to improve their daily living conditions. The grant of 36,000 baht, came from the auction held on the “Meet Marketing Day” together with extra donations from doctors, nurses, and other hospital
staff. This activity at the Banglamung Almshouse
has been held for the past two years and is very much appreciated by the residents.
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TV turns over a new leaf in Pattaya
A new TV station has been launched on Sophon Cable in Pattaya, broadcasting five times a day, on channel five. The station has approval from City Hall, and specifically promotes tourism, not forgetting the local Expat community; there will be something for everyone to watch. The station ‘Sawadee Pattaya’, and the name alone suggests they want to show a closer link with a cleaner image of Pattay. There has not been a new western orientated station for over a year in Pattaya. The new station will provide Pattaya with a very professional show, with lots of variety: This will be a combination of news, and information for the tourist and expat. These are just a few of the topics on Sawadee Pattaya: ‘Stars in their eyes’ - Who
famous is visiting here? ‘Back stage pass ‘ - entry only for VIPs (EventsConcertsSport) ‘Down on the street’ - Chatting with the people on the street. ‘Byte size’ - With a fun and anecdotal view of the world of IT. ‘On the horizon’ - Events for the viewer’s diary, with full details. ‘Health and Beauty’ Finding many ways to improve your body whilst in Pattaya. ‘Soi Award’ - Chance for viewers to nominate their favourite Soi. ‘Q& A session’ - with the Mayor of Pattaya city, Khun Itthiphol Kunplome. ‘Revs’ with Jack Lemvard - A regular update on one of Thailand’s top sporting
Art Exhibition for Independent Artists
A group of independent artists, led by Mr. Mana Yaprakham, recently had a meeting with Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, at City
Hall, to discuss plans for an ‘Art Exhibition’, for Pattaya’s independent artists, in honour of His Majesty the King. This would be the first time
Loy Krathong Celebrations at ‘Central Center Pattaya’
General Manager of the Central Centre Pattaya, Mrs. Theerapap Jitnawa, recently officially welcomed contestants and spectators, which included parents, local residents and tourists, to a Children’s Cuteness and Talent Contest to celebrate the recent Loy Krathong Festival. On hand to lend support was General Manager of the Big C Supermarket, North Pattaya, Khun Jaruk Jiwjaroen. The event was organised to highlight the special day, and to educate those present on
observing the true traditions of the Loy Krathong Festival. The contest was held at a mini swimming pool that had been set up at the shopping centre where the children had the opportunity to compete for the 10,000 baht prize by showing off their very special talents. Many other special offers and promotions were also offered by the shopping centre including a free Krathong, made of bread, on all purchases over 1,000 baht.
talents. ‘Places to see’ - Many tourist places in and around Pattaya. ‘Magic Moments’ - With a world class magician. ‘Sports report’ - Local and international sports news. ‘Wine and Dine’ - A selection of restaurants catering to every taste, here in Pattaya. This is just a taste of what is on offer from Sawadee Pattaya. You can contact ‘Sawadee Pattaya’ on 08 06 08 04 54, email@example.com, www.sawadeepattaya.com. such an event for independent artists has been held in the city with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the huge amount of talented painters in the Pattaya area. Paintings will be offered for sale to the public at an auction, and the proceeds of the 150 paintings due to be put under the hammer will be donated to the Puenpung Yam Yark Foundation, a organisation to rely on in hard times. The exhibition will take place at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Complex as it is a central location for both residents and tourists. The Mayor stated that City Hall would be delighted to support the venture and that he would ensure full support for the organisers. Further details will be brought as and when they are released. Keep watching this space!
Ayudhya Insurance opens new branch in Pattaya Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, was recently guest of honour and Chairman at the Grand Opening of the Pattaya Branch of the Ayudhya Insurance Public Company Limited, together with Mr. Rowan D’Arcy, President of the Insurance Company, and his staff. The Ayudhya Insurance Public Company Limited is one of the top insurance companies in Thailand, and over the last 60 years
the company has adhered strongly to its philosophy of operating with firmness and sound liquidity to the benefit of its clients and investors. The Pattaya Branch of
the Ayudhya Insurance Public Company Limited is located on Pattaya Third Road, and offers a full range of insurance services to Pattaya residents.
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Iranian Thief caught red handed
In the early hours of the morning recently, at around 3.00am, Pattaya Police Department received a report that an Iranian tourist had stolen from a silver jewellery stand at the ‘Industry meets Pattaya Residents’ Fair, in front of Soi 13 on Pattaya Beach Road. At the scene the police discovered the vendor detaining Mr. Amir Hossein Farahmand, aged 28, an Iranian national, who had attempted to steal three pieces of jewellery with an estimated value of 8,000 baht. The vender, Mrs. Rasree Phanpetch, aged 39, from Bangkok, explained to the officers that she had taken space at the ‘Industry meets Pattaya Residents’ Fair along with fellow vendors from the Bangkok area, they wished to support this prestigious event
and hopefully earn a little money to boot. She explained that the man had entered her booth with his friends, one of who purchased some jewellery, however, her eagle eyed staff noticed the captured man slip a piece of jewellery into his pocket without paying for it. The staff member yelled for assistance from fellow traders, who quickly came to her assistance, and they managed to detain the man before he could escape. The arrested, claimed that he was innocent, however, with the evidence of three bracelets found in his pocket, all of which he had not paid for, his claims fell on death ears. He was taken to the police station and charged and will have to await his day in court. by Somboon
Vol. 9 No. 05 16 - 30 November 2009 NEWS Dutch drug dealer apprehended Military Officer with Baretta Handgun arrested for drug dealing
Following routine investigations into local drug dealers by Pattaya Police Officers, they recently found evidence to suggest that a serving Military Officer was involved in the distribution of illegal substances. At around 5.30am, in front of the Kasikorn Bank, Central Pattaya Road, the police observed Khun Thong Jaroensuk (Joe), aged 41, a Military Officer with MTB14 and a Pattaya Police Volunteer, park his Honda Civic, possibly to make a delivery. The officers approached him, identified themselves, and asked him to get out of the vehicle. When talking to the officers the man strenuously denied
any involvement in illegal activities and showed the officers his military and Police Volunteer credentials to show he was a law abiding citizen. However, with their previous investigations they did not believe him and insisted on searching him and his vehicle. In a drawer on the right side of the driver’s seat the officers discovered three packs of the drug ‘Ice’: the officers immediately arrested him and seized his car, all made their way to the local police station. At the station, a thorough search of the vehicle revealed drug equipment and five mobile phones
After a Police Investigation, Pattaya Officers recently raided a room at Pattaya Tower Beach Apartments, on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 4, and detained Mr. Nicolas Johannes Molenaar, aged 52, from the Netherlands, on suspicion of drugs dealing. Upon searching the room police officers discovered two packs of Yaba tablets, one of 13 tablets the other with 20, together with a 7.65 Baretta handgun and 42 bullets found on top of the bed. The foreigner was taken to the police station for further questioning and charging. Despite extensive interviews, the suspect refused to divulge any information on where he purchased the drugs
or the gun, and stated that he had been working on his own, nobody else was involved, and as he was guilty, he was ready to be charged. Police do not believe his story and will try other means of investigation to find the identities of his accomplices. by Somboon
which police believe will lead to further arrests. The drugs in his possession weighed 3.9 grams. Checking through the police records it was discovered that the man had been arrested previously for trafficking in drugs; however, he had obviously not learnt his lesson. He
confessed to the officers that he had been dealing in drugs in the Pattaya area for around six months, and he divulged very useful and important information on where and from whom he purchased his drugs. It is hoped that further arrests will take place in the very near future.
Big hearted victim forgives bike thief The Pattaya Police Station recently received a report from Khun Montien Koophairod, aged 31, that his Honda CZ-I Motorbike had been stolen from opposite the Wat Chaimongkhol Temple, after he parked it and left his keys in the ignition. Police officers radioed a description of the bike to fellow officers around the town, however, with no positive results. A few hours later, at around 1.00pm, the police received a further call from the victim to inform them that he had discovered his stolen bike parked beside the Tuk Com Building in South Pattaya, not too far from where it had been stolen from. He informed the officers that there did not seem to be anybody with the bike, however, arriving on the scene, officers decided to give it a couple of hours, with the bike under observation, to see if anyone approached it. At around 2.30pm the officers observed a young man with a little girl dressed in a kindergarten school uniform, approach the bike and attempt to ride it away, officers quickly pounced on the young man.
The terrified little girl, seeing who turned out to be her father manhandled in this way, was quite understandable distraught with the events and was crying and begging the officers not to hurt her daddy and to let him go. The police officers finally managed to calm her down and stop the crying. The young man, Mr. Surachart Nuansantia, aged 20, confessed that he had stolen the motorbike. Earlier in the day, when he had been dropping his daughter off at school, he had passed the bike with the keys in the ignition and it had turned out to be too big a temptation. He believed that his daughter would be really excited when he picked her up after school on a motorbike. However, after taking
the bike, and fearing he would be caught, he parked the bike at the side of Tuk Com and made his way home by bus, planning to pick the bike up later in the afternoon with his daughter. He had never done anything like this in the past, it was just too big a temptation to walk past and he had wanted to please his daughter. Hearing the confession, and the heartbreaking sobs of the young girl, the owner of the bike, after ascertaining from the police that the arrested man had no previous convictions, agreed not to press charges as he thought the young man had learned his lesson. Never the less, officers took him back to the station and gave him a good talking too and official warning.
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Notorious Car Thieves Apprehended
A press Conference recently took place at Pattaya Police Station to announce the capture of three notorious car thieves, Mr. Weerayut (An) Kiandee, aged 23, Mr. Panya (Pee) Kayan-Ngam, aged 24, and Miss Porntheera (Nay) Wongsanit, aged 22. The arrests resulted from a report filed by Miss Prakasri Yingmeema, aged 21, who two days earlier had reported the robbery of her car, at gunpoint, to the local police. She explained to the officers that she had been forced into her car at gunpoint and driven to a deserted area, before they left her stranded and made away with her car and mobile phone. A description of the trio was issued to all officers, and
it was not long before their location became known to the police, hiding in Soi Khao Talo, Banglamung area. Upon their arrest they were found to be in possession of the stolen Honda Jazz belonging to the victim, a mobile phone, and the Toyota Vios they used to carry out the robberies. The three admitted to the theft, and upon further checking of the police computer, it was revealed that they have a long record of similar offences in the area, and have been convicted of selling cars through neighboring countries. The police officers are making further investigations to try and find other members of the gang.
Unhappy worker makes Bomb Threat A disgruntled Security Guard at Central Festival Pattaya Beach, fed up with the way the Head Security Officer talked to him and bossed him around, got more than he bargained for recently when he was arrested for making a hoax bomb threat against the shopping mall. At around 4.30 in the afternoon, Pattaya Police Station received a report from the shopping centre that a man had called in to say he had planted a bomb and was about to detonate it. With some quick investigation it was quickly determined that the threat had come from a worker, Khun Sorapetch Buathet, aged 21, who had been working at the new shopping mall for the past nine months. Upon questioning, the young man admitted the hoax; however, he explained that the Head Security Officer had been
making his life a misery, treating him as a slave and always shouting at him and ordering him around. He decided that to get his revenge, he would inform the venue of the presence of a bomb, as he believed that this would cause the officer a great amount of discomfort and extra work. However, after his arrest and transportation to the local police station, it was revealed that he had only just been released from prison when he took up his new position at the shopping mall for theft. He has been charged. by Nana
with fictitious dates and times for the performances. The three men were also apprehended with receipts from earlier sales in Walking Street and the amount of 13,000 baht in cash. The police officers managed to discover the vehicle used by the three imposters, an Isuzu DMAX pickup truck in which they found further illegal items including, a Royal Emblem stamp, fake Government Identification Cards, with their photos affixed, and a whole host of further incriminating paperwork. At the police station the three men confessed to making the tickets and the stamps and forged identification papers, in a bid to earn money. The three, who believed they had the perfect solution to the problem, suggested that they take the money
Aussies arrested for gambling and disturbing the peace
Two out of three Phone Booth Thieves apprehended
Bogus Government Officials arrested in Walking Street
The Deputy Chief of the Chonburi District Offices, Khun Wattana Thaijaroen, recently reported to the Pattaya Police Department that he had been informed by venue owners in Walking Street, of a gang of Thai men selling tickets for the Chinese Beijing Acrobat Show, to local residents and tourists, under the protection of the government, he though this highly suspicious and unlikely. At around 1.00am the police discovered three men, dressed up as Government Officials, and upon searching them, discovered that they were not the real McCoy. The three arrested men, Prawit Fonsantia, aged 37, Khamron Fonsantia, aged 28 (Prawit's younger brother), and Mr. Lek, aged 28, were all caught in possession of fake tickets,
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A group of 20 residents, including volunteer police officers, recently joined forces with the Headman of Na Jomtien Village, and shortly after midnight they proceeded to mount a security campaign around the village following a spree of incidents. Shortly before 1.00am, volunteers radioed that they were observing three men trying to steal money from the phone box in Na Jomtien 48, close to the entrance to the Sunset Park Hotel, supporting residents made their way to the location. Upon spotting the posse, the three men grabbed the coins they already had and fled, however, one of them were not quick enough, and the residents arrested Khun
Suphachai (Bo) Jirangdam, aged 20. Fleeing on their Suzuki Smash motorcycle the other two suspects managed to escape, however, in their haste to make a quick getaway, they crashed a short distance away, and the residents managed to apprehend Khun Amnart (Art) Pangjantuek, aged 20, who was unconscious following the crash, and was in possession of the tools they had used to break open the money box on the phone. The other member of the gang, who managed to escape into bushes close by, had in his possession the money from the robbery. The three were taken to the Na Jomtien Police Station. by Nana
back to the establishments they had visited and sold tickets to that evening, and that would be an end to the matter. However, they had not taken into account the anger of the venue owners, who upon hearing the solution, instructed the police to press charges to
the full extent of the law. The owners hope that this will set a good example to other budding extortionists, that their behaviour will not be tolerated on Pattaya’s streets and they will be punished if they try their scams here. by Somboon
At around 5.30 in the afternoon recently, Pattaya Police Station received a number of complaints that a group of foreigners were disturbing the peace, with an unacceptable amount of noise at a house in Soi 23 Naklua. The noise had been ongoing all day, and although the local residents had at first shown patients, they had now had enough and wanted the police to sort it out. Arriving at the scene the police discovered seven Australian’s, all the worse for wear, still drinking beer and gambling on a card game. The police put an immediate stop to the afternoon’s entertainment, and after
ascertaining that they had been involved in illegal gambling, all unauthorised gambling is forbidden in Thailand, they took them to the local police station for charging. The officers also confiscated a pack of cards, 100 baht in cash, gambling equipment and a large amount of chips that were being used instead of having cash on the table if the police raided. All confessed to the charges of disturbing the peace and illegal gambling. The house owner, Mr. Leo Luef, faced further charges with regards to hosting the event. I wouldn’t like to bet on the outcome!! by Nana
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Vol. 9 No. 05 16 - 30 November 2009
Energy Complex appoints CBRE as Property Manager
Energy Complex Co. Ltd. has recently appointed CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Thailand as the property manager of the Energy Complex, a new landmark in the energy industry in Thailand and offering the latest in energy-saving and green building technology. The Energy Complex is located on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road and consists of two grade A office buildings of 36 and 25 storeys, one service building, and two parking garages. The total space of approximately 300,000 square metres within this project will be occupied by the PTT group of companies including PTT Exploration & Production Plc., PTT Chemical Plc., Thai Oil Plc., and other companies related to the energy industry. An office of the Ministry of Energy will also be situated here. This project is scheduled for completion in Q4 2009. Apart from its unique
Mr. Jakchai Barlee (4th from right), the President of Energy Complex Co. Ltd., presents the property management agreement for the Energy Complex on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road to Ms. Aliwassa Pathnadabutr (4th from left), Managing Director of CBRE Thailand, witnessed by executives from both companies. CBRE will manage these energy-saving commercial buildings which will be fully occupied by the PTT group of companies, and the Ministry of Energy.
building architecture, the Energy Complex has been well designed to meet the standards of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system for new constructions in order to save energy and be environmentally friendly. The aerodynamic shape of
its facade will help reduce the temperature and heat on the building’s surface. The buildings have also been designed to withstand earthquakes measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale that are 200 kilometres away on the fault line in Kanchanaburi. Hightech building management systems have also been installed. Furthermore, retail space and facilities including a fitness centre, business centre, seminar rooms and an auditorium for 30-500 people, an exhibition room, restaurants, a 1,000 seat food court, banks, a roof garden, an outdoor exercise area, and parking for around 3,700 vehicles, have been provided for workers and visitors. Ms.Aliwassa Pathnadabutr, Managing Director of CBRE Thailand, said, “We are pleased that Energy Complex
Co. Ltd. has appointed CBRE as the property manager of this major project which has a competitive edge in terms of technology, energy savings, and environmentally friendliness. This is a further step in the expansion of CBRE’s property management services in managing buildings with LEED standards which are well recognized as the global standard for green buildings. This appointment will help reinforce CBRE’s position as the leader in property management in Thailand.” “We have set up teams of specialists for specific scopes of work based at the Energy Complex, including an environmental engineer as one of almost 50 engineers and safety professionals who have gained a Bachelor’s degree or a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety for Highrise Buildings, in order to ensure our client’s optimum level of satisfaction and confidence,” added Ms. Chanpen Tawoncharoenpon, Director of Asset Services at CBRE Thailand. CBRE Thailand currently manages offices, retail, condominiums, apartments, and villas in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui. For the sixth year in a row, National Real Estate Investor, the leading magazine for professional real estate investors, has ranked CBRE No. 1 out of the world’s top 25 property managers. The ranking is based on the total amount of space under management globally each year. As of 31 December 2008, CBRE was responsible for the management of 220 million square metres.
Flights coming back in strength to Southern Thailand Recent announcements by a number of airlines indicate that cities in South Thailand are set to see a strong return of international flights across all categories, scheduled, low-cost, and charter, in the last quarter of 2009. As of 25 October, 2009, Tiger Airways began flying from Singapore to Krabi four flights a week, using an 180seat Airbus A320. From 3 November, 2009, the airline is to launch three weekly frequencies on the Singapore - Hat Yai - Singapore sector, using the same aircraft. On 1 May, 2009, Firefly, the low cost subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, launched its inaugural flight from Subang airport, Kuala Lumpur to Phuket. It has also expressed interest in starting flights from KL Subang to Krabi and Hat Yai, traffic demand, and other conditions permitting. Malaysia and Singapore are among the main sources of visitors to Hat Yai. In January – September 2008, Malaysian visitors to Hat
Yai (at accommodation establishments) totalled 311,064, up 1.04% over the same period of 2007 while Singaporean visitors totalled 60,695 (-17.61%). As of 26 October, 2009, Happy Air, a new regional Thai carrier, began flying from Phuket to Hat Yai, one flight a week. On 1 November, 2009, it will start daily flights on the sectors Hat Yai-Langkawi and Phuket-Langkawi. Happy Air Travellers is a new regional airline based in Phuket, operating a fleet of 34-seat Saab 340A aircraft. The renewed interest by the airlines is welcome news for South Thailand which has been affected by the decline in regional travel as a result of the financial crisis and the fears over the H1N1 swine flu. Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “There is no better sign of renewed confidence in the travel and tourism industry than to
see airlines reinstating their services. We hope these renewed flights will help bring back visitors in the very critical last quarter of what has been a very difficult year.” According to the Airports of Thailand, during January – September 2009, the number of aircraft movements at Hat Yai International Airport totalled 7,292 (-1.29%) and passenger movements totalled 1,010,531 (-0.17%). At Phuket International Airport, the number of aircraft movements totalled 27,034 (-6.88%) and passenger movements totalled 4,092,866 (-6.60%). According to the Department ofAviation, which oversees Krabi International Airport, the number of aircraft movements there
during January – July 2009 totalled 2,723 and passenger movements totalled 387,623. The percentage change over the previous period was not available. The Office of Tourism Development, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, reports the number of visitor arrivals to Krabi and Phuket during January - March 2009 totalled 523,467 and 984,496, respectively. They generated 3,730 million baht and 21,998 million baht in tourism revenue, respectively. For further details, please check out: Tiger Airways: www. tigerairways.com Happy Air: www. happyairway.com Firefly: www.fireflyz.com. my
Vol. 9 No. 05 16 - 30 November 2009
Orlando residents semi-finalists in worldwide travel competition to Pattaya
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has selected Orlando Residents Ben Reed and Brian Sommer as semi-finalists in the Ultimate Thailand Explorers Competition to Pattaya, Thailand. The competition challenges applicants from around the world to use social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to promote the Country of Thailand as a vacation destination. Both Reed and Sommer are one of 25 couples selected from a worldwide pool of over 200 applicants from over 30 countries who submitted YouTube videos answering the questions, “Why do you want to go to Thailand?” and “How would you promote the destination through social media?” On achieving this milestone Reed commented, “We entered this competition with the dream of bringing the world of Thailand closer to our friends, family and neighbours here in Florida. It is both humbling and exciting to think that two ordinary people like us are just a few votes away from having this dream come true and embarking on something extraordinary.” Individuals from around the globe had until the 12th November to vote for their favourite couple at the
official contest site, www. ultimatethailandexplorers. com. If they achieve the most votes, Reed and Sommer will embark on a 6-day excursion to the City of Pattaya, on the Eastern Coast of Thailand. They will compete against four additional teams in the Cities of: Bangkok, Phuket, Chang Mai and Koh Sumai for the Grand Prize of $10,000 and the title of Ultimate Thailand Explorer. Prizes are also awarded to individuals who participate in voting in the Ultimate Thailand Explorers Competition. Reed and Sommer may be followed today on twitter at www.twitter.com/ benandbrianthai as well as on Facebook at www.facebook. com/benandbrianthailand. “Managing our social media sites is a full-time job,” Reed said. In addition to Twitter and Facebook, the pair is also connected on YouTube, Flickr and WAYN. Since applying in early September, the pair has been posting videos and photos to their social media sites about Thailand-related activities here in Central Florida. “We’ve tasted the new Thai booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, dined at a local Thai restaurant near our neighbourhood and searched
Pattaya Today 11 BUSINESS NEWS Centara to increase number of managed hotels Centara Hotels & Resorts intends to go full speed and acquire more properties to manage in addition to operating its own properties, following the success of its first managed hotel, the Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai. The company says that it anticipates the proportion of its hotel management business and own-hotel business will change to 40:60 over the next five years from its present level of 20:80. In the four years since the Centara Duangtawan has been under Centara management, the hotel’s performance has exceeded anticipations. In September of this year, the hotel was awarded as a Wotif Group “Top Achiever” and “Top Producer” for outstanding performance through booking websites Wotif.com, AsiaWebDirect.com and LateStays.com. Last year the Centara Duangtawan was honoured with a Gold Award of Excellence from Asia Web Direct (AWD) for outstanding
room night production, having been AWD’s most significant business partner in Central and Northern Thailand over the previous 12 months. At the same time the hotel also received a Certificate of Merit from AWD for Outstanding Revenue Performance in the previous 12 months.
for travel books to Thailand at our local bookstore,” said Sommer. “We love to travel and hope this opportunity will inspire others to pack their bags too,” he added. The Ultimate Thailand Explorers Competition follows similar efforts by tourism bureaus from around the globe. Locally in Orlando, the Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureaus selected 1 couple to capture their experiences at Orlando’s world-renowned attractions. And in Australia, Tourism Queensland selected 1 individual for the “Best Job in the World”. Inspired by family
vacations as a child, Ben is a travel blogger at adventureswithben.com. Through engaging, humorous and candid experiences from his travels to Africa, Europe, South America, North America and Asia, Reed shares his passion for travel. His full-time job is with a training and development organization in Orlando. A physical therapist in Kissimmee, Brian’s most memorable travel experiences include shark cage diving with Great White Sharks in Cape Town, South Africa and backpacking through Europe. Together they share a home in Orlando.
at 106,400 baht. They include a sleeper seat with videoaudio on demand, lounge access, priority boarding and 200% EuroBonus points. All SAS flights to and from Bangkok are convenient night flights. To book or for further information about SAS’s new “what you see is what
you get” offers, pricing and schedules, call the SAS sales centre in Bangkok on 02 645 8200. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.flysas.com/th. The quoted fares including taxes and surcharges may vary due to currency changes or route variation. Quoted fares are subject to availability. Conditions apply.
Centara, which currently has 23 hotels and resorts in its portfolio, manages eight of the properties for other owners. The company directly owns nine of its properties, with another four owned through joint ventures. “We have a target for increasing our number of properties to 65 within the
SAS Thailand Reduces Fares and Includes All Taxes in Ticket Price Scandinavian Airlines has reduced ticket prices between Bangkok and Scandinavia. Economy class prices are now 20% lower than before. SAS has also taken the initiative to include all taxes and surcharges in its quoted ticket prices. The new policy came into effect 9 November in Thailand. “Our aim at SAS is to make it easier for travellers to plan their trips,” said Hakan Olsson, Bangkokbased Director and General Manager for SAS in Southeast Asia. “With SAS all-inclusive pricing, travellers now see the total cost – no extra hidden fees, no plus-plus.
Just great service and hasslefree travelling.” Inclusive round-trip economy class flights from Bangkok to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark now start at 38,000 baht compared to 49,500 baht before 9 November. Each seat is ergonomically designed and includes a personal touch screen with 46 videos, 30 music channels and 10 games. SAS flights to Scandinavia in Economy Extra seats with extra space, on-demand audio-visual screen, business class check-ins and 150% EuroBonus points start from 65,100 baht. Business Class flights start
next five years,” says Gerd Steeb, president of Centara Hotels & Resorts. “These will be both in Thailand and overseas, and will include a substantial number of managed properties. “Following the successful opening of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya our intention is to open other theme hotels, and we currently have Hua Hin and Phuket under consideration.” “Our strategy also includes the creation of a new mid-priced brand next year, which will enable us both to build on our presence in existing destinations and to go into new destinations.” Mr Steeb says that among the key international markets for the group’s hotel management business are the Middle East, India, China, Asia Pacific, and South East Asia. Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels & Resorts said that the Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai was awarded by the Wotif Group for being in the top three hotels in
Thailand in terms of room night sales during the past twelve months. “During a particularly challenging time for Thailand’s hoteliers, Centara Duangtawan produced exceptional results through attractive deals and through working closely with our Bangkok team to tailor their distribution strategy through the Wotif sites. “Our experience shows that cost effective channels like these are increasingly important for hotels.” For more information and reservations, please contact tel 02 101 1234 ext. 1 or email to email@example.com or visit our website at http:// www.centarahotelsresorts. com
AROUND PATTAYA Vol. 9 No. 05 16 - 30 November 2009 Asian University Engineering Joint BCCT/AMCHAM Eastern Le Mar Pizzeria Opening
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Students’ ‘Robot Camp’
Earlier this month, forty boys from Assumption College, Bangrak, came to Asian University for a ‘Robot Camp’. Most of the boys are members of the Robot Club at their college and some have represented Assumption at international competitions in Thailand and overseas. The boys, aged from 11 to 17, divided into teams to make and programme their robots to play ‘football’. Goalkeepers or defenders were made by the organisers, and were all programmed in the same way. The five day camp included plenty of fun activities as well as the serious business of making the robots. Tuition was by Asian University engineering students and some of their friends who had all been members of the Robot Club at Assumption College. The robots are made using a set of components from Lego, which allows plenty of opportunity for inventive designs, and the programme used is Robolab, again allowing students to design the robots to react in different ways. At the trial competition, the team of Asian University student organisers (including Muay, and other non engineering students) won. The real knock-out final was won by Blooming (from the College at Asian University) and his brother Beamy. Congratulations to all concerned: the Asian University students for organizing, and the youngsters for taking part.
Thailand’s Business Big Gun The host of the Centara Grand Hotel Resort’s grand opening event was Khun Suthikiati Chirathivat, who is the chairman of the Executive Board of Central Plaza Hotel group, plus a lot of other business entities in Thailand. He dressed western style to fit the ‘Lost World – Indiana Jones’ theme party, and during the photo shoot, drew his very realistic looking ‘six gun’ to show that he was the top ‘No.1 Gunslinger’ for the evening.
‘Montien’ make donation to Baan-Thongsala School
Seaboard Dinner at AMARI
British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), recently held a ‘Joint BCCT/AMCHAM Eastern Seaboard Dinner’, to strengthen networking opportunities in Pattaya and the Eastern region, at Rim Suan room of Amari Orchid Pattaya. They were extremely impressed with this 5-star hotel and its facilities in Pattaya! Picture from left Mr. Gregory Pitt, Managing Director of Mackenzie Smith Law Mr. Rodney Bain, Chairman of British Chamber of Commerce Thailand Mr. Nicholas Brown, Associate Director Valuation of Colliers International Ms. Judy A. Benn, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce In Thailand Mr. Graham Macdonald, Vice Chairman, Eastern Seaboard Committee of British Chamber of Commerce Thailand Mr. Christopher F. Bruton, Director for Thailand & Indochina of Dataconsult Ltd Mr. Bruce Hoppe Mr. Chris Thatchher, F.R.S.A D.C.H. Chairman of Sutlet Group (Thailand) Co., Ltd Mr. Max Sieracki, Resident Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya
Exclusive Pilot Party
Somsak Tanruengsri, General Manager of the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa graciously welcomed Rear Admiral Sophon Boonchom, Commander of the Royal Thai Navy Air Division, to celebrate an exclusive pilot staff party. Over 250 crew members enjoyed the finest refreshments and entertainment until late into the night at the resort’s ballroom.
Amari Orchid Pattaya 3-D’s Seminar in Pattaya Staff Service Awards
The Srisuvit V-Star School in Laem Chabang was the sponsors at a seminar for all executive directors within Pattaya’s education industry. This 4,000 strong school takes an active part in educating children, so that Thailand may have a better future, with the 3-D’s emphasising Drugs, Decency and Democracy. The Governor of Chonburi, Khun Saenee Jittakasem, arrived and visited the display area featuring stands from many local school students, pausing often to talk with the children regarding their views. Our Chonburi Governor gave an interesting speech on the 3-D’s and his speech was heard by a wide range of educational professionals from the local schools, colleges and private institutions, plus many government officials.
Say it with Chocolates Achana Snitwongse Na Ayudhaya, Managing Director of The Montien Hotel, Pattaya, recently hosted lunch and donated stationery and other supplies to Baan-Thongsala School in the Kanchanaburi Provincial.
Nok and Shan, the proprietors of Café Le Mar welcomed guests on Halloween night for a double celebration: the gala opening of the Le Mar Pizzeria and Shan’s birthday festivities. Well wishers came from far and wide and the party lit up Jomtien Beach. See the Dining Out page for The Food Lovers review of Le Mar Pizzeria. Tel: (038) 233 466 for reservations.
Going down to Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier was a great way to celebrate the Loy Krathong Festival, with plenty of pretty Thai ladies, lots of entertainment, and a multitude of vendors selling everything that you can imagine. This visiting Indian lady was delighted to find these alphabetical chocolates that could be prepacked to form a message, such as ‘I Love You’ or ‘Happy Birthday’ being the most popular. In Thailand, the innovative gift ideas and sales gimmicks just keep oncoming.
Amari Orchid Pattaya, led by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, recently celebrated its annual Staff Service Awards in style with a cocktail reception in the Mokara function room. The 2009 Staff Service Awards marked the thirty seventh anniversary of the resort. The AMARI Staff Service Awards are to encourage and reward outstanding achievements of the staff, who have worked with the company for 5, 10, 20 and 30 years of service with well-deserved recognition.
Monthly Wine Tasting at Zack’s Wine Bar and Lounge
Recently the latest wine tasting at Zack’s Wine Bar in The Village took place and presented the perfect opportunity to savour, among the many, the Chilean Santa Alicia wine. Luxury French cheeses were also on offer and the event was extremely enjoyable. Tel: 086 147 2479 for details of upcoming events.
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AROUND PATTAYA 96th Birthday Celebrations at Dusit Thani
Cooking class at Wine Cellar Dusit Thani Pattaya General Manager Chatchawal Supachayanont helps Mom Udom Suwanarat cut her birthday cake during her special 96th birthday celebration held recently at the five-star resort and attended by close friends and family. Mom Udom is the mother of Khampi Suwanarat, (centre) Managing Director of Dusit International.
PILC at Montien Hotel Wine Cellar recently held one of their famous cooking classes held by Mr. Alessandro, attending this class was Shedontae Carter and Nathan Morgan from the USS City of Corpus Christi where they learned how to cook some of the most finest foods available. After enjoying a day of cooking and sampling their exquisite foods Chef Alessandro presented Shedontae Carter and Nathan Morgan with certificates for their fine work. Once the lessons had come to an end Shedontae Carter and Nathan Morgan invited Chef Alessandro to their submarine the USS City of Corpus Chrisi to give him a grand tour.
Loy Krathong Beauties at Bali Hai This year’s Miss Loy Kratong Beauty Contest, near the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya, saw around twenty stunningly beautiful contestants, with the final five having to answer impromptu questions in front of the crowd. The event was won by Miss Pitchaya ‘Ploy’ Keawtongkum, who is a student, and by an unusual coincidence the runner-up was her sister Miss Pituporn ‘Pair’ Keawthongkum. In the junior’s section the children showed their abilities, with the winner being little Miss Jasmine, who has only been living in Thailand for the past 6 months having spent much of her time in England.
World’s Orthopedic Surgeons meet
The SICOT / SIROT Conference for the world’s leading Orthopaedic Surgeons was held over one week at the Royal Cliff Resort’s ‘PEACH Convention Centre’. The Convention was opened by Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, after a very inspiring keynote address by Thailand’s former Senator Dr. Meechai Viravaidya. The great range of disabilities discussed, ranged from major bone reconstructions through to degenerative diseases, and over 2,400 delegates attended, of which about 1,200 were from overseas nations. President Professor Cody Bunger was pleased with the way that this large joint conference was conducted, and as previous conferences have been held in Thailand, Pattaya should see more in future years. The Conference President was Thailand’s Professor Wichien Laohacharoensombat, and on the final night the President’s dinner was held at the PEACH Centre.
The Montien Hotel in Central Pattaya recently hosted a dinner function for the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) with committee lady Alvi, together with Montien Hotel staff organising a demonstration of Thai Culture, which included a Loy Krathong dance demonstration. The PILC is a local organisation involved in a wide variety of fund raising activities, which include help for the elderly, schools, orphanages and similar institutions. Future events included the upcoming ‘Thai Craft Fair’, which will be held on Sunday the 29th November between 10am - 3pm at the International School of the Eastern Seaboard, near the Burapha Golf Club.
Captain Marvel Lands in Bangkok
Bryan Robson OBE, England’s midfield hero and a Manchester United legend, spent the day at Harrow International School recently reviewing the facilities in his new role as Thailand Coach. After meeting with Headmaster Kevin Riley, and the Harrow England governors, he was presented with a shirt from the first ever FA Cup final. This game was won by Harrow School (known as The Wanderers) who later went on to form the English Football Association. The figures for Bryan’s career are staggering. Ninety games as a full England International with sixty five of them as captain. Scorer of ninety nine goals for Manchester United and winner of three FA cups, there is even more to the man when you meet him. His humility and patience with our students and teachers alike was a credit to him and created a great impression on everyone he met. To break your leg three times in a year as a sportsman often leads to retirement. But for Bryan his career, despite the injuries caused by his total commitment to tackles, continued to thrive as he constantly pushed himself through the pain barrier to achieve greatness. What made him rise above even the best of players was his ability to lead others. He didn’t need to bark at his team mates, but lead them by example. That is why he was inducted in the Football Hall of Fame and is universally respected. A family man, an ambassador for football and a great example to youngsters, we welcome him to Thailand and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship as he brings his national side to Harrow for training in preparation for their next two internationals. Stop Press: Bryan will be bringing his Thailand team to train at Harrow as he prepares for two crucial games against Singapore. We are very happy to help and wish him every success.
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by Peter Lloyd
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To me, Songkran is a waste of water and an infantile waste of time which should be better spent getting the country back to health. Having enjoyed it for almost two days when I first arrived, I decided enough was enough and it now presents me with a great excuse to get out of the country each year. Regardless of the rural innocence of the original celebration, in Pattaya it boils down to a load of drunks chucking water over each other, and larey foreigners armed with high
powered hoses. We see big traffic jams, more road traffic accidents and a lot of inconvenience for 2 weeks as people simply cannot go about their usual business. Still, many people enjoy it. Loy Krathong however is a very different barrel of monkeys. Each year I really enjoy seeing women decked out in wonderful traditional Thai costumes, watching the lanterns float into the sky and the flower boats launched in the sea. It is a great advertisement for the country and its culture and
even Pattaya and Jomtien are great places to enjoy this spectacle. I noticed a lot of untypical Pattaya tourists on the beaches that night, more like backpackers coming up for the night from Bangkok. This year I was pleased to see how many floats were made out of banana stalks and not polystyrene and most of the lanterns we were offered on Jomtien beach were made of paper and not plastic. However on Jomtien beach I was a little disturbed by the total lack of safety
In Pattaya the word “snake” is usually preceded by “trouser” although here I am talking about a different, equally dangerous, venom-spitting beast. I really like snakes, especially when I see them in the wild, which hasn’t happened for a while. However the other evening we were driving at about 10pm down Thappraya Road back from Pattaya to Jomtien when I saw something on the road. It was a snake measuring well in excess of three foot long, probably closer to 4, and it was slithering across the road in front of the car. Luckily I was able to safely take evasive action and it got to the other side unscathed. I would have been upset had I hit another snake. I also read with interest about the enormous 5-6 metre python that was recently discovered in Mike’s car park in downtown Pattaya, having detached itself from underneath a coach that was parked there. It reminded me of an unhappy incident I had on the road leading to Khao Chee Chan a few years ago, when I could not avoid a very large snake sunning itself in a hidden dip in the late afternoon. I ran right over it, and it was
like hitting a speed bump. To my horror, and that of my passenger, we looked back to see the snake seemingly with its back broken, stuck on the road, angrily raising its head and upper body, but it was clearly in trouble in
to get off it. We had seen that ourselves. There was only one other possibility. It had somehow attached itself to the underside of the car, and was probably now trying to find a way into the car to get a bit of deathbed som nam na action going on my lower body. I have never driven so nervously in my life, stopping the car at the first opportunity and arguing with my passenger about who should get out and check underneath it. Neither of us wanted to open the door. I summoned up the courage to jump out and check, and I couldn’t see it, but that proved nothing, and made me worry it was somewhere inside the car, which made my driving even worse, so we drove to my local car cleaning shop, gave them the keys and got the hell out of there. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) made me go to a temple to make merit for it. It’s still a mystery what happened to the snake, as the car cleaner’s didn’t find it either, but I have never forgotten it and hope I never drive over another one, and if I do, not one which has the bulk of a small speed bump.
More hot air than even I can muster
from fireworks. There were many fireworks, some really big ones, being let of in dangerously close proximity to revellers, many of whom were children, with no warnings whatsoever. Many were fired at close range over the heads of the crowd. As my wife and I stood on the beach enjoying the spectacle, we saw a large firework misfire and explode before it launched, showering everyone around with its contents. It was amazing that nobody was seriously injured, although I bet if you were doing a head count in a hospital that night many people would be coming in with firework-related injuries.
Snakes Alive Pirated DVD
“You want some”?
its middle section and I decided to put it out of its misery by driving over it again, even though I was shocked and upset at having hit it in the first place. So I turned the car round, and slowly drove back over the snake, the front wheels making the same sickening jolt, …..but not the back wheels. Odd I thought. When I pulled further away, I checked in the rear view window and the snake had VANISHED! It was no longer on the road, and it certainly hadn’t been able
The recent big police raid on Tukcom and its storage warehouse, which apparently netted 40,000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs, reminded me of a recent trip I made Panthip Plaza in Bangkok to, ahem, rail against their sinful selling of counterfeit DVDs. It’s disgusting it is. Anyway, I made my way to my usual supplier – I mean the person I had selected for my piracy harangue – and to my amazement her shelves were completely bare, as were all other DVD sellers booths. Not even a brochure with pictures of DVDs was in evidence. It was like they had all been closed down. The lady was eventually found and she came to personally explain that there had been concerted police action for the past couple of weeks in the latest DVD piracy crackdown, and this time they were serious. However the stalls next to her were openly selling counterfeit music CDs and one sold counterfeit software with gay abandon. She said they had not been troubled by the raids, which were aimed only at the DVD sellers.
I couldn’t understand the selective nature of this crackdown. It was still business in Panthip Plaza, but certainly nothing like business as usual. Anyway, she ushered me upstairs to a quiet restaurant, furtively got out her DVD list, nervously scanning the door the whole time, looking out for plain clothes policemen as
I fumed about her selection of forgeries, and I came back an hour later to catch her in the act of handover, ready to make a citizen’s arrest. But my courage failed me at the last minute. Still there’s always the next time. Contact me at pattaya firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thailand Clamps Down On Drug Trafficking On The Thai–Burmese Border In your recent issue, Andy relates a situation concerning a suicidal farang living in the mountains East of Nong Khai...I am he. I had an ongoing problem with a water pump and getting no help from anyone. I was left with 2 options..Andy or the Samaritans (with my luck I bet they only speak Issan! ) In the UK, I ran a small successful building company and would occasionally browse through the \’Handy Hints\’ columns in local papers, with a smug feeling of superiority. Well, was I in for a surprise after I contacted Andy..he only paraphrased my problems in his column...I’ve said that to emphasise the efforts that both he and Blaine went to, to give me a very successful conclusion. We exchanged many E Mails and Blaine went out of his way to examine a similar model at HomePro, Pattaya. I commend them both, for their speedy response to my problem and the professional manner in which they gave advice. I trust that your publication and Andy’s column prospers for many years. You have my heartfelt thanks. Regards Dave Cryan. PS. Never rang the Samaritans...no need ! Dear Dave, We are indeed pleased that you didn’t have to resort to the Samaritans over your lack of help re. the water pump. We are also pleased that our columnist, Andy and Blaine were able to render valuable advice and keep you well away from the brink. We try our best at Pattaya Today. Dear Editor, I’ve saw the preview of the film 2012 on Thai TV, as well as reading about the Mayan prophecies and have watched several videos on Youtube over the presumed events we can expect in that fateful year and to be frank I’m really petrified. Can you throw any light on the expected occurrence and give us any solace about what will happen in 2012. Yours truly, Frank Adams, Jomtien Dear Frank, Yes and no, sadly, I’m not clairvoyant so I can’t say for definite what will happen at 11.11am on December 21, 2012, the winter solstice. From what I understand, the earth is currently crossing the galactic plane and will actually come into conjunction with the centre of the galaxy on that day. The Mayans, as you probably know, predicted that this conjunction would mark the end of the Fifth World as we know it. If you read this issue’s News in Brief, you will also
see that an astrophysicist attributed the 2004 tsunami to a gamma ray burst from a star not too far from the galactic centre; some say we can expect similar occurrences on or before the 2012 solstice. However, the best case scenario I’ve seen paints a very consoling picture. Apparently, there have been four World Periods since 3115 BC, namely the National Period from 3115 BC to 1755 AD, the Planetary Period from 1755 to 1999, the Galactic Period from Jan 5, 1999 to Feb 11, 2011 and the Universal Period from Feb 11, 2011 to Oct 28, 2011, when there will be 20 times as much change as there was between 1999 to 2011. The period from Oct 28, 2011 to December 21, 2012 will see the birth of a new non-dualistic consciousness. As we progress through these periods the pace of change apparently radically speeds up and attendant with this, fundamental changes will affect our DNA and consequently our personalities, if not our whole beings. The person who presents this scenario, Dr.Alfred Webbe, maintains it is all for the best and will result in a quantum leap for the whole of mankind with the period from with a new utopian Earth to be expected around 2045. He says although we can expect a stormy crossing the end result will be highly beneficial for the whole of mankind; unlike anything the species has ever experienced. We can only live in hope! Dear Editor, Do you think the present problems with Cambodia will affect the visa runs and if so what are the alternatives as far as border crossing points are concerned? Yours faithfully, Ted Burrell, Pattaya. Dear Ted, One has to say that it’s rather ominous that the Thai Ambassador has been withdrawn from Phnom Penh as well as tightened security being put in place at the Cambodian Embassy. However, some would say that it’s only Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva strengthening his hold on the country. Certainly, the recent ABAC poll showed the premier’s popularity has risen dramatically because of his firm stance over Thaksin having been appointed as the Cambodian economic adviser as well as the personal adviser to the Cambodian Prime Minister. There are currently rumours of the border closure because of the diplomatic standoff between the two countries and it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened. Do you remember a few years ago how the Cambodians became so indignant over Thai movie star Gop Surinam’s claim that the Preah Vihear temple belonged to Thailand, as well as recent rises in tension over the self same temple? The border closed on at least two occasions as a result. If the Thai-Cambodian borders do actually close, you’ve got a choice of either going to the Thai-Burmese border at Mae Sot, near Tak in Central Thailand, or to Laos for border runs; the latter is probably easier as travel agents in Pattaya currently have regular runs to Vientiane. However, ASEAN is currently advising both countries to reconcile their differences, so who knows what the outcome will be?
The Thai Deputy Prime Minister, Suthep Teuksuban, said recently that tension along the Thai–Burma border had increased, possibly due to fighting between the Burmese Army and an ethnic armed group, most likely the Wa. Thai authorities apparently expect the armed group to distribute more drugs in Thailand in order to buy weapons, and, as a consequence, have increased border surveillance. The Northern Thai-Burmese border remains a major trafficking route from where typically heroin, methamphetamines and more recently crystal methamphetamine, known as ‘ice’, and amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) are smuggled across to be distributed throughout Thailand, but especially to Bangkok and Phuket and from there onward into Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and other major cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Thailand, one of the three “golden Triangle” countries may have effectively stopped the manufacture of drugs, not least partly because of the Thaksin government’s draconian clampdown, but it still remains a significant trans-shipment route of great concern, especially to the Thai and US authorities. Now, however, instead of the predominance of heroin, methamphetamines are the drug of choice for the traffickers, largely manufactured in Burma. Most ATS and heroin in Burma are produced in small, mobile labs situated near Burma’s borders with China and Thailand, notably in territories controlled by active or former insurgent groups like the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S), as well as groups inside the ethnic Chinese Kokang autonomous region. An increasing amount of methamphetamine is reportedly produced in labs co-located with heroin refineries, but of more concern to the drug enforcement agencies are the mega-labs which apparently have the capacity to produce several hundred million methamphetamine tablets annually. Although the drugs are produced near to the Chinese border in Northern Myanmar, rather than take the most direct route through China, Thailand is the preferred trans-shipment route, with an estimated 90% coming in via Northern Thailand, occasionally by way of Laos or down the Mekong River. One of the main reasons that the more direct route through China is not taken is because China has been telling the main traffickers, the ethnic Wa and Kachin, since the 1990s not to use China, partly due to fears of spreading AIDS via intravenous drug use. The main handlers, the UWSA, are wary of provoking the Chinese due to previous arms deals and cross-border business with them. The Chinese have also intensified border police antitrafficking activity, setting up numerous road blocks with the public security border defence brigade in Dehong Prefecture having arrested 182 drug-traffickers and seized 73 kg of drugs. In the first half of 2009, Xishuangbanna Border defence troops seized 140 kg of drugs, nearly twice that seized in the same period of 2008. Consequently, Thailand is seen as a much more favourable route. Border crossings are undertaken usually at night with small groups using a network of footpaths and dirt roads. Once in Thailand, the major road networks and copious side roads into Bangkok provide easy smuggling routes. Alternatively, the western route favours the provinces bordering Malaysia, whereas Phuket is the entrepot for drugs heading eastward into the Asia -Pacific region, usually by yacht. This highly lucrative trade is inevitably fraught with danger for the traffickers, 15 suspected traffickers in the Fang region have been killed recently, frequently being involved in shootouts with police and border guards. The traffickers themselves are armed with assault rifles and some wear the uniform of the Wa Army. Only last week, Col Somsak Nilbanjerdkul, Deputy Phamuang Task Force of the Thai Third Army reported that two drug traffickers had been shot dead in gun battles with Thai troops in Houi San Village of Mae Ai district, on the Chiang Mai Province border with Burma. Officials also found 50,000 methamphetamines in a bag belonging to the two dead men, labelled “WY” produced in Burma. The need to evade capture has led to a variety of methods used to disguise the drugs. Frequently, they are packed inside shipments of corn, lettuce or other agricultural products. Relatively recently, Master Sgt. Somsak Taengorn of a plainclothes counternarcotics unit was involved in the seizure of thousands of methamphetamine pills packed in condoms and secreted in the vaginas of eight hilltribe women attempting to fly to Bangkok. Another smuggler, this time a Taiwanese, was nabbed with boxes of bicycle pedals packed with heroin. One 50-year-old woman even attempted to hide some methamphetamine tablets inside a packet of fermented fish paste. The US remains concerned over the recent trend for the SE Asian traffickers to target America, not with heroin, but Burmeseproduced synthetic drugs like amphetamine-type stimulants, methamphetamine, and Ketamine. Meanwhile, in Thailand, itself, recreational drugs remain popular among party-goers at discos and the like, including methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Ketamine, as well as ‘Ice’. On a broad-scale the drug trade in Thailand is seen as being linked with the sex-industry, human trafficking, especially of women and children, as well as money laundering.
16 Pattaya Today
by Bee McConville
If you have ever lived with a man for any length of time there will have been moments when, despite the fact that you totally love each other, he has annoyed you so much that you could have whacked him over the back of the head with a hot frying pan, locked him out of the house on a freezing winter’s night or set the dog onto him. Luckily, these moments are generally fleeting and remain firmly fixed in the realms of the imagination, rather than something you add to the list of ‘things to do’ on the fridge door. However, sometimes a partner’s behaviour is so outrageously annoying or hurtful that women do experience a momentary lack of restraint and unwittingly commit a ‘crime of passion.’ A crime of passion, or crime passionnel as the French would call it, is a loosely legal term and is used where someone commits a serious crime – assault or actual murder – against their spouse or partner because of a sudden attack of jealous rage or some sudden strong emotional impulse. A good example of this is where a woman might walk into her marital bedroom only to find her husband busy in bed with the au pair, so in a fit of rage she picks up the nearest large object and
Crime of Passion
whacks him over the head with it, resulting in his being seriously injured or meeting a hasty and messy end. The fact that the wife had, until then, what she thought was a loving relationship with her man, and had in no way premeditated this act of violence, mitigates against
the crime and reduces the murder to manslaughter. Historically, a crime of passion is regarded as being a single crime against one specific person and occurring only due to extenuating circumstances during a fit of emotional confusion and turmoil, so the person who committed the act is not deemed to be a ‘threat to society’. Consequently, the accused often has a relatively short prison sentence, which, in some cases is actually suspended. In some countries, and France in particular, crime passionnel was a valid defence during murder cases during the 19th and early 20th century when juries took the view that anyone committing a crime of passion needed pity rather than punishment.
This romantic notion continued for over sixty years, and any offender who had committed a crime of passion continued to be dealt with leniently. In fact, around 1908, acquittals of crimes of passion had become so frequent that it appeared to be the rule so people
outside France believed that in France the crime of passion was never legally punished. America also recognises a crime of passion, but terms it ‘temporary insanity’, and this defence was used extensively in the 1940s and 1950s. It is sometimes
called the Texas Law as the juries in that state are supposed to be particularly lenient to wronged lovers who took revenge into their own hands. Other American states, including New Mexico and Utah are even more lenient. In these places, a spouse who finds his or her partner in flagrante delicto with another can passionately kill not only the spouse, but the lover as well, and be given a minimal custodial sentence. In the UK, the term ‘crime of passion’ is translated into ‘provocation.’ The provocation defence cannot secure a killer’s acquittal, but reduces the charge from murder to manslaughter, with a much shorter or even suspended sentence. A court official explained: ‘We call it the ‘nagging and shagging’ defence – it will be either ‘she was sleeping with someone else’ or that she nagged him.’ However, the ‘crime of passion’ defence is no
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longer acceptable in the UK and is to be swept away in the most radical overhaul of the murder laws in fifty years, not least because in the majority of cases it is the husband, or male partner, who is doing the killing rather than the other way around. The reforms will end the use of a defence of provocation, which enables mostly male defendants to escape murder convictions and be found guilty of mans laughter instead. On average about thirty women a year try to argue that they were provoked into killing their abusive partners, but lawyers suggest that these crimes are usually the result
of a ‘slow burn’ rather than taking place in the heat of the moment. In any case, the legal stance is now that: ‘There are many situations where passions run high and where people feel a strong sense of having been wronged, especially within close personal relationships. But such situations, however devastating for the individuals concerned, are essentially commonplace and people need to be able to deal with them without resort to violence.’ So the next time him upstairs pushes you to the limits of patience, keep the murderous thoughts well and truly under control and just hide the remote instead!!
More Than Just a Foot
So it’s not really a foot massage, is it? All over Pattaya, and everywhere else in Thailand for that matter, we see the signs proclaiming ‘Foot Massage’ and showing the big foot sign with all the pressure points displayed in glorious 2D technicolour. But when you go in to get your feet rubbed they don’t actually stop at the feet do they? No, in some places they go all the way up the leg, and way past the knee, and some adventurous masseuses will even go further than that, and venture, via the groin, to the back, shoulders, neck and head. So it’s really not a footand-nothing-but-the-foot massage and the sign is most misleading. In fact, in most establishments where I’ve stepped inside for a foot rub I have had plenty more rubbed than I expected, and I mean that in the most respectable way as I certainly
don’t go to those other establishments where
the light of day, although admittedly they do possess
they specialise in rubbing those bits that rarely see
quite a few pressure points (can you imagine a picture
of that outside shops in various shades of red, green and yellow?). No, what I mean to say is that I have not ever, never, had a massage that limited itself solely to my feet and from just from toe to ankle. So whose idea was it to call the process just a foot massage? Is that what it is actually called in Thai or is it just a very poor translation? I mean, in Thai is it actually ‘foot, leg, spine, neck and head massage’ and some poor Thai chap only knew the word for ‘foot’ in English so stopped at that? Or perhaps the illustrator could only draw a big foot and didn’t have room to add all those other bodily bits to his picture. Or is it just another case of Thais inadvertently misleading the farang, albeit in the nicest possible way? I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie
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Fool in Paradise days for processing however I received my e-Visa by e-mail within two hours of making the application. “We are pleased to inform you that your e-visa application to the Kingdom of Cambodia has been approved.” Then it was just a matter of printing two copies of the visa, in colour or black and white, and keeping them with my passport. At the Cambodian side of the border, I was anxious to see how we were treated. There is a new Swine Flu checking desk where some guy pretending to be a doctor puts a thermometer in your ear and charges you 20 baht for the privilege, but that was no big deal. Then we completed our arrival card and handed our passports over to the official. I waited for what I assumed would be the inevitable ‘handling fee’ but it never came. He returned my stamped passport with the departure card and e-Visa stapled inside. No extra charges and no problems. With this system, the important thing for expats to note is that no visa stamp is glued into your
passport so, in effect, you are saving one page. For many frequent travellers it is worth the extra US$5 just to save a valuable passport page. After an overnight stopover in Koh Kong it was time for the early morning bus trip to Sihanoukville. Now that the road and bridges are completed the sometimes hair raising boat trip is no more. Once road became the only option, there used to be six bus companies plying the route. In the spirit of true capitalism, a price war started with one company cutting the fare by 50%. That forced four of the companies out and the remaining two came to a route-sharing arrangement. Now the fare to Sihanoukville is back up to $13 but you can opt to pay $10 if you get the bus which drops you off at the intersection of the Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville highway where you transfer to another bus coming from the capital. We were not sure how long that wait would be so opted to pay the extra $3 to travel all the
way on the same bus. The road from Koh Kong to Sihanoukville with the four bridges, completed less than two years ago by Thai engineers and foreign money, has been neglected and is now full of potholes. If they don’t watch out it will be back to its former unsealed, impassable state by next wet season. At the moment they just don’t seem to care. On the other hand, Sihanoukville is progressing slowly with plenty of new construction going on, but still relatively few tourists. Even though this has been a bad year for tourism worldwide there appears to be plenty of optimistic investors around. We stayed at Ochheuteal Beach and found it very convenient. Within walking distance were two casinos (I preferred Fortuna), both near the Golden Lions Roundabout, and plenty of bars and restaurants. We spent some very enjoyable moments in The Shipwreck Bar, the first beer bar on the right in Golden Lion Plaza. The English owner and his wife are nice
people, the booze was not expensive and the free pool table kept us amused. The Cambodian Hostesses were beautiful (sorry, they have all pledged their undying love to me), a lot of fun and VERY good pool players. One thing I found amusing was to see a customer from New Zealand, who was now living in England, sitting in a Cambodian bar watching Australia play cricket against India on the South African channel provided by a Thai cable network. Talk about globalization! Another bar I liked was Utopia Garden Bar which is also just a short walk from Golden Lions Roundabout. The night I went it was packed with punters providing a great party atmosphere. If my memory serves me correctly, draught beer was 50 cents until Happy Hour when it went UP to 75 cents but you got two-forone. Interesting way to run a Happy Hour. Heading back to Thailand the system at the border was once again without drama. To anyone thinking of a trip to Cambodia I strongly recommend taking advantage of the e-Visa option. They can be used when entering or leaving the country through Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports, or the Had Lek / Cham Yeam and Aranyaprathet / Poi Pet border crossings.
from memory used to be called Lion King. Betty Boup Dance Club is another Go Go style bar, nicely set out and air conditioned. Next is Mandarin Bar, a nice enough bar, with the options of lounge or bar stools, and the Chinese decor is not overdone. This is the 28th bar/pub I’ve counted on the southern side of the street! Roughly estimating 10 Hostesses per bar, that means I have left 278 broken hearts in my wake. Such is the heavy burden of the sexy man in Soi 6. The well-lit currency exchange must do a roaring trade considering its location, then the Beach Hotel boasts the ‘cheapest rates in Pattaya’. Having run out of bars and being only a stone’s throw from Beach Road, I headed back to the Thai Massage
Development School to finish reporting on the northern side of Soi 6. Ruby Club Bar & Guesthouse is a famous landmark and the staff of the small Butterfly Bar are very friendly. Next is Super Star Bar, Chili Bar, Horny Bar and The Love Club where the vinyl lounges are very comfortable and the staff friendly and attentive. Between Viking Bar and The Clansman Bar and Guesthouse is Smoke and Kisses which I don’t recall from my last report. Nightwish Bar (nice music) has been around for several years but Lisa Bar, just before reaching Red Point, is another new addition. Whisky Beer Bar is followed by Passion Dance Club which appears to be closed, then the single shophouse Halifax Bar and Kiss Kool with some stunning attractions outside. La La Land (been there many times; some people say I live there) is next then Halifax Bar. Hold the phone – didn’t I just say
Halifax Bar? No, my eyes were not deceiving me; there are two Halifax bars, both similarly presented. Best Gems on the corner marked the end of my journey. To summarize; there are now close to 60 bars of some type or other in a street only 200 metres
in length. Suffice to say each bar is the same yet each is different. For any guy interested in becoming better acquainted with a Hostess for not a long time, Soi 6 is still the best value in town. Fun can be had at a fraction of the price demanded elsewhere.
Letter from Cambodia
A friend needed to do a visa run and, since it was his first time, I decided to accompany him for a short visit to Koh Kong and Sihanoukville in Cambodia. After all, I have always maintained that if you are going to travel all that way to the border and back you may as well take advantage of it. I was also keen to test out the Cambodian e-Visa system at the Had Lek / Cham Yeam border crossing. Another friend had already used the e-Visa option when he flew into Phnom Penh and he reported the process was quick and easy. However, the Cambodian border authorities at Cham Yeam have been a law unto themselves for many years, charging tourists 1,200 baht (payable only in baht) for a 30-day tourist visa when the correct fee is US$20 (about 840 baht). They have made a very comfortable living pocketing the difference. A year or so back I decided to test them out. Once I had completed the visa application I handed
by Frank Thring
Back in Soi 6 and heading to Beach Road, last issue I wrote that Spider Girl open beer bar was on a site formerly occupied by a travel agency and antique shop. Well, after another look, the Unique Antiques shop is still there, nestled sweetly between Spider Girl and The Red Door. Sweet Dreams Bar, advertising draught beer for 50 baht, is next followed by The Sportsman Inn restaurant is another popular icon of soi 6. It was closed when I passed but a sign outside read ‘Closed Mondays’. This was a Wednesday, so I hope it was only an oversight. I’ve eaten there on previous occasions and found their food very good. After The Sportsman is a Doraemon Massage followed byHi! Boss 2002 Pub and Pook Bar & A Go
the officer the form, my passport and a $20 note. He immediately returned the $20 saying he wanted it in baht. I pointed out the sign above the door stating the visa fee was US$20. He didn’t care what the sign said and told me to pay in baht. I then handed him 850 baht which was the equivalent at the time. He demanded 1,200 baht. I protested but soon discovered there was no way I was getting into Cambodia unless I paid up. Now with the pre-paid e-Visa system, I was wondering what little scam or punishment they would try on in order to get their ‘tea money’. A 30-day Cambodian Tourist e-Visa can be purchased over the Internet for US$25 (US$20 plus a US$5 processing fee). The new e-Visa system is accessible at http://www.mfaic.gov. kh/e-visa/vindex.aspx and is not complicated. It involves completing an online application form, scanning and sending a passport photo and paying the fee via your credit card or other online payment system. The site says to allow three working
Go which has undergone a severe makeover since I last reported on it. At street level Pook Bar is a neat looking open beer bar with a few (fully clothed) ladies shimmering around strategically placed chrome poles. Upstairs has been transformed into a private lounge with balcony so you can sit and watch the antics in the street below. The ladies were friendly and attentive, with some being rather tall, but it was well patronised and, from all reports, customers are well catered to. Back outside, Thumbs Up Funny Bar is next followed by Jasmine Pub which still appears to be closed down. Either that or the cleaner hasn’t turned up for several years. Jack O Tar beer bar is next, then Cafe Ole, Lucky Love beer bar and Willy’s Hangout which
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Suing the authorities I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
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: email@example.com
For almost five years we have contributed our knowledge for this column. Most of the stories we share with you come from our ‘déjàvu’ from many scenarios with our clients. The inspiration may come from many legendary people who devote their life to planting the seed of justice in our mind. Bob Marley and his song “I shot the sheriff” remind us not to be silent for the value of justice. The term ‘Justice’ should not be taboo for foreigners who are hungry for a state of fairness and equality under Thai law. Equal access to the law is hindered by the language
barrier because all laws in Thailand are written in the national language. There are not sufficient translations, especially for controversial laws, which some may think should be taboo to foreigners. ‘Veritas est justitiae mater’ is the old legal maxim which means ‘Truth is the mother of justice’. We strongly believe that there cannot be justice without truth. It is why we always endeavour to promote this column as a fountain of justice, to tell all of you the whole truth about Thai law. Many foreigners criticise Thailand as a bureaucratic and authoritative society. Many people have been abused by some unscrupulous authority. These unfortunate foreigners may try to forget the incident and remain silent; however, the misery will always be in their heart for the rest of their life. To develop our society, all of us will have to pay for the cost of justice to enjoy its value. To be legal minded is the best strategy to prepare yourself in this crusade. If you are abused by a government authority, you
may invoke Section 157 of the Penal Code of Thailand, for your protection or administrative remedy:“Whoever, being an official, wrongfully exercise
reason, simply because this developer is well known to them. In this case, you can file a criminal charge against this police for violation of Section 157 of
Ponthep pronouced the word ‘Justice’ at the bExpat Club with his Thai accent, however, with the same value as his idol ‘Bob Marley’
or does not exercise any of his functions to the injury of any person, or dishonestly exercises or omits to exercise any of his functions, shall be punished with imprisonment of one to ten years or fine of two thousand to twenty thousand baht, or both” This law is applied to all government officials who abuse their authority in the performance of their duty. The officials in the municipal offices will be also included. The abuse of authority will be categorised into two sections, ‘Wrongfully’ or
Montessori and the Absorbent Mind
Children in their early years literally absorb everything in the environment we create for them. The Montessori Method recognizes that each child is unique and the refore individual developmentally appropriate life skills are necessary to nature a well-balanced child – a child constantly growing independent and responsibility. Practical skills are built into the daily routines at the Montessori Children’s Center International School. The children repeat these tasks over and over when they sense that their needs are being met. If you like to know more then come and learn with us at the Montessori Children’s Center International School.
‘Dishonestly’exercising, or failing to exercise, the duty causing injury to any person. The word ‘wrongfully’ means the abuse of the authority as specified by
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the law, and the word ‘Dishonestly’ means illegally exploiting benefits from the abuse of the authority. If the official does not have the authority, this law will not be applied. However, other private offences will be applied. Failing to exercise means that official intentionally deny or fail to perform his duty which may cause you injury. For example, you file a complaint with the police against a developer who cheated you. However, the police in charge deny your complaint without any
the Penal Code of Thailand if you can prove that officer abused his authority. Who will assist you to take the legal action against the police? This question should be the enigma in your mind. The answer is that a lawyer may assist you to file a criminal charge with the Criminal Court. This alternative justice mechanism is different from many western countries which require that all criminal cases must be handled only by the police and state attorneys or crown solicitors. In Thailand, even the
military junta can be sued by a lawyer. Once you file the charge with the Criminal Court against the abusive authority, the judge will study the details of your charge to ascertain the preliminary ground without looking into the evidence and statement of the abusive authority. The judicial power in Thailand is very independent with integrity and without any bias. The separation of judicial power from the political power according to the doctrine of the separation of powers is always upheld in every constitution. If the judge ascertains from your evidence that there is preliminary ground to admit the case, the abusive authority will be summoned or even served with the warrant of arrest to appear before the Criminal Court as a defendant. With our experience, we see many high ranking authorities who were arrogant like a tiger became a cat in front of the judge. If you are still agnostic of the Thai justice system, you will forever suffer with the misery in your mind. All of us are under the shelter of his Majesty the King who is the fountain of justice in this land. “May the kingdom of justice is in our spirit and mind”
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Thailand Property Awards 2009
Horseshoe Point Takes Two Top Awards
Horseshoe Point has won The Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) and Green Development Awards for its “The Village at Horseshoe Point” housing project from Thailand Property Awards 2009 at the lavish five-star Gala Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok last Saturday. After all the participants of the Gala dinner, be it developers, designers, media, agents, have enjoyed their dinner, the MC started the long waiting awards presentation. The organizer did not let any of the winners know about their achievements until they are announced on stage. The awards presentation started with the Signity Thailand green Development Award that has 3 highly commended developments; Horseshoe Point by Horseshoe Point Co. Ltd., Soneva Kiri by Six Senses Resorts, and West Sands Phuket. Khun Jate Sopitpongstorn, the Managing Director of Horseshoe Point Co., Ltd. was the first winner to be called on stage and receive his award from Mr. Florian Baptist Gypser, architecture and design from Studio
Gypser. The award presentation the continue until it reaches The Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) that has 3 highly commend projects; The Village at Horseshoe Point by Horseshoe Point Co. Ltd., Talay Sawan, and Viewtalay Marina. Khun Jate was then called up again for the second time to receive the award that was presented by Mr. Clayton Wade, Managing Director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,Ltd. and Premier Land and Development Co.,Ltd and the head of the Eastern Seaboard judging panel of Thailand Property Awards 2009. The judging panel of the Eastern Seaboard also includes Khun Pongstorn Sangruchi, the owner developer of the Eastern Seaboard’s beachfront condominium known as
the Golden Sands and as well the beachfront housing developments Blue Lagoon and Baan Dhewaran and Khun Somnuek Tanthathoedtham, the Deputy Managing Director of Thailand’s renowned N.C. Group of companies. The judging panel admitted that it was not easy to make the final decisions as the other 2 highly commended projects, which are Talay Sawan and View Talay Marina, feature great products as well. Each project has its strength and weaknesses but the decision was made on the three main criteria of this category 1) Design/concept (Functionality, Green initiatives/Innovation, Amenities). 2) Value for Money (Suitability of location, Pricing), 3) Marketing/Construction (Quality of Construction, Marketing/Creativity, State of Completion). It is very interesting to see how Horseshoe Point has won The Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) for the second
successive years. As it is not located on the other side of Pattaya while the other two highly commended projects are at the beachfront, this means excellence is not confined to beach areas. Also, there must be a growing potential for property development in the area near Mab Prachan Reservoir. Also on the Thailand Green Development that has Soneva Kili, the 5-star international development in the short list. This means Horseshoe Point does have a chance to be an international renown development in the area of green and environmental. Mr. Kenny Peter Cheung, the Deputy Managing Director of BLCP Power Station in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate said “My family was the first buyer of this beautiful home in The Village at Horseshoe Point. When we first came here, we already felt the uniqueness and differences of this project. The whole ambience of the surrounding is itself a tranquility I have
been longing for. The location is excellent for both work and the children’s schooling, nearby the Mab Prachan reservoir, quiet but with easy access to Pattaya city. We are very happy for Horseshoe Point to win these awards”. Also another input from Mr. Rick Bryant, the Chief Consultant Foster Wheeler International Corporation, who has recently decided to buy a house at the Village on its Rent-to-Own program and who is the Chairman of Pattaya City Football Club that uses Horseshoe Point as its home ground “After more than 10 years of living in Pattaya in rented accommodation my wife and I finally decided to purchase a property after a visit to The Village at Horseshoe Point. We were very impressed by the build quality of the houses and the magnificent surroundings, which provide a beautiful and tranquil location for us to live with our two daughters. Without question this is the best development in the region. The Village at Horseshoe
Point fully deserve this award and it is just reward for all the efforts of K’Jate and his team at Horseshoe Point.” “We are very proud of this achievement. It is really the team effort and not only the housing team but including the rest of Horseshoe Point team. Our shareholder has taken the risk in developing the projects in this area and gives the management team a full support. The awards is rewarding to us all. We cannot say that we are prefect and if we are the best or not, it is for other to say, not us. What we can say is that we strive towards improvements everyday. We want to add value to our 2,700 rai land bank at Horseshoe Point. For us, it is not only the financial value but also the value of satisfaction and quality of life of our tenants and customers, the value of quality community, the value of quality company with quality staff, and the value of preserve the environment in which we are in” said Jate Sopitpongstorn
Horseshoe Point wins again!!! For the second successive year Horseshoe Point are delighted to once again, scoop the very prestigious and highly competed Thailand Property Awards 2009 as the ‘Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard). And for the 1st Time Horseshoe Point has also won the ‘Green Development Award’ seeing off strong competition from the whole of Thailand.
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New ‘Mediplex Centre’ for Pattaya
The Nusa Playa Hotel on the southern section of Jomtien Beach Road is to be the site for a new alternative medical centre under the ownership of Khun Siriya The pcharoen, who also owns the hotel. She started business as a property developer, but when her seriously sick son needed taking to Germany for natural treatment to save his life, Khun Siriya decided on a new career in helping others with similar needs. Her ‘Mediplex Centre’ in Bangkok has over 100-staff, and covers all forms of natural health and beauty treatments An informative seminar and party was held in the private courtyard of the Nusa Playa Hotel.
Loy Krathong at Father Ray Foundation Center was a magical affair! Maybe the biggest Loy Krathong event in Pattaya, with around one thousand children and grownups gathered by the lake at the Father Ray Foundation Center. Fairy lights glittering around the lake, over the garden, in the trees, framing the sala, and shining round the market stalls, the Father Ray Foundation Center was magically transformed into a multicoloured, twinkling FairyLand! At 6pm, each Father Ray Project team floated their huge Krathongs on the lake, to be judged during the evening. A Gala buffet dinner was served to guests, who were each presented with a Krathong, handmade at the Center. The opening ceremony was accompanied by fireworks at 7pm, to delight the 850 children cared for by Father Ray Foundation. The talented youngster’s delighted adults and visiting guests from all over the world, with their Thai dancing, singing and drumming. There were competitions for the best designed Thai traditional dress paraded by the children. At 8.40pm a spectacular performance of Fire Throwing by a student from the ‘Drop in Center’ preceded hundreds of children and guests launching their Krathongs on the lake. Truly an illuminating experience! COME AND JOIN US NEXT YEAR – MEANWHILE Send donations to: Father Ray Foundation, PO Box 15, Pattaya City, Chonburi or through the website: www.fr-ray.org or bring cash to 440 Moo 9km 145 Sukhumvit Rd, Nongprue Banglamung. Tel: 038 716 628.
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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, It always amuses me that some (not all) “farangs” who have spent forty or fifty years in Europe, America, or other western countries, complaining about the foreigners living in their country not abiding by the laws of the land—then come to Thailand and blissfully ride around with no crash helmet, not wearing a seat belt, driving drunk, etc.. I wonder what their opinion would be of the tourist / foreigner that came to their country and flaunted The Law! As for sitting around griping about how much better their country is and how Thailand has got it all wrong.....I just can’t get my head around these people. Please explain if it
is obligatory to be a dumb, ignorant fool (present company excluded of course) when you live out here? I just don’t want to fall into that trap! T-Rex It does seem that some expats are selective regarding what is right and wrong with Thailand. Of course they would complain about foreigners flaunting laws in their homelands; however, when it suits them here, they happily follow the adage “When in Rome”. They ignore the rules against drinking and driving, or non-use of helmets and seat belts, because this is what they would do if the laws weren’t strictly enforced in their own countries. And it’s much easier, and cheaper, to hand over some tea money for a traffic offence than have to drive some distance and report to a police station. But if Thais commit offences that inconvenience them, they
rabbit on and on about how lawless Thailand and the Thais are—witness the endless letters to editors and internet forums, with withering comments on all things Thai and what should be done to correct its faults (follow the western way of course). Hard to know why these experts waste their talents on Thailand when Obama, Brown, Merkel, Rudd are crying out for their problem-solving talents. But don’t let it get to you, some expats always consider themselves superior to the natives of whichever country they bless with their presence, and the majority just ignore them and get on with their lives. Dear Kris & Noi, I’m here for my first visit since March and pleased to see that despite all the doom and gloom predictions from the expat community, Pattaya is still alive and kicking, although some places have
obviously suffered and disappeared. Strangely, I am meeting many of the same moaners who were telling me in March that they were going to leave Pattaya and head for other countries that were better. The girls are just as lovely and friendly as on my last visit, and still trying to negotiate higher prices; sometimes I pay more just as a reward for their smart chat, bless them! I will fall in love a few times, drink a lot, and then go home and start saving for next time, when no doubt I will meet the same expats again. I love this place! Happy Dave With the high season approaching, we will soon see how much Pattaya has recovered from all the troubles of the past twelve months. It’s hardly likely that it will be a boom time, but we all hope that the resort will be busy throughout the season. Have a great time Dave,
make the girls and the bar owners happy, and yes, no doubt you will meet most of the same expats again next time, and they will be talking of leaving. Dear Kris & Noi, Having had several massages in Pattaya and Bangkok I would like to mention something that is extremely annoying. There seems to be a high percentage of men who go to massages and leave their mobile telephones switched on. Not only do they let it ring, they insist on talking in a loud manner while answering the damn thing! There are others who wish to engage the poor girl in meaningless, pointless and loud discussion about the most tedious of matters. There is also another group who insist (or seem unable to control themselves) on sharing their “happy ending” groans and moans with all in the building. While this might be great when you have a massage in the privacy of your hotel room, it is the last thing I want to hear when I am the other side of the curtain! I wish massage
staff would tell those noisy, inconsiderate customers to turn their phones off, engage the girl in quiet, polite conversation and keep their orgasmic appreciation to biting their lip!! It’s meant to be relaxing for ALL! Scribbler Massages are most enjoyable and beneficial when performed in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. However, if you have a massage in areas that are merely curtained off from fellow customers, then you will sometimes face the problem of inconsiderate people who would speak loudly and shout into mobiles whilst in Westminster Abbey, and who maybe are just having a massage in the hope of obtaining a grand finale. You should look around for establishments that encourage nicer clients or visit the many parlours that offer private rooms; if not be prepared to suffer the occasional noisy session, which cannot be as often as you imply unless you are very unlucky or frequent orgasm-friendly places.
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by Ms. Ann Trhope
Darlings, lately the value of the dollar has been dropping faster than my sagging derriere. Oh sure: the folks back home in the USA don’t give a rat’s ass about the dollar’s exchange rate against the baht. For those few that still have any expendable income, it’s actually a good thing. They can purchase their imported cars, electronic toys and bon bons at rock bottom prices. Inflation, in the USA, is negligible these days. So, if they have a job or other sources of income or, unlike yours truly, are independently wealthy, the sinking value of the dollar is of no concern to them. Well, for us Americans and citizens of other countries residing here in the Land of Smiles, who are experiencing unfavorable exchange rates, it matters a lot! Your not so humble correspondent truly depends on a fixed income and has experienced a 20% drop in spending power over the last couple of years; and this doesn’t even take into account the higher prices we have
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: 0-38710-680 or 081-945-5396 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
all had to deal with, here in Sin City, over the past years; and when I have less baht to spend, there’s a resulting economic depression among the fine workers of our various gogo and host bars. Poor Ms. Thrope has had to switch from imported beef to the local variety; and there’s been a precipitous drop in gentlemen callers who are willing to wine and dine her in the extravagant style she has become accustomed to; due to the lack of tourists coming to our fair city lately. Ms. Thrope does not appreciate having to buy her own dinner. The way things seem to be going, one day in the not so distant future, the US dollar and Thai baht may reach parity. Yes,
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 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
you read correctly. One of these days, one dollar may fetch one Thai baht. That means, if you rent a modest room or studio apartment, you can expect to shell out about $10,000 a month to keep a roof over your head. If you want a one year retirement visa, you’ll need to have the equivalent of $800,000 (which will be 800,000 baht) in your bank account. ‘Short time’ with your favorite chrome pole gymnast will run you in the neighborhood of $1,000. My goodness: that would be approaching New York prices.
“In that case, why don’t you just return to New York?” I hear my reader asking. Sweetheart, New York is cold this time of year. Miss Thrope doesn’t want to freeze her butt; and she’s grown quite accustomed to the excellent variety of local meat offered here in Fun City. I do appreciate that there is a worldwide economic crisis going on. The good old USA, as many other countries, is in the midst of a
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.manhattanspattaya.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. 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.gregskitchen northpattaya.com Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details @ 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 email@example.com British embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. publicholidays. 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
severe recession. President Obama poured billions into his ‘stimulus package’ (Miss Thrope appreciates ‘stimulus packages’ a lot.), resulting in high national debt. China holds so much US debt that Mandarin is now the official language of the Treasury Department. So, I can understand why the dollar isn’t strong at this time. However, why is the baht so strong? I appreciated the assistance to us holders of dollars given by various helpful groups such as the ‘yellow shirts’ who closed down the airports; the ‘red shirts’ who closed down the Asean conference earlier this year in Fun City and the ‘no shirts’ who just make the environment esthetically unpleasing; and our fair city has certainly done its part by fanatically enforcing
closing hours for entertainment venues and leaving the roads and other infrastructure in scandalous disrepair. With the worldwide economic situation causing people to put their travel plans on hold and all the ‘shirts’ rubbing salt on the wound, you’d think there would be a negative effect on the value of the baht, so the dollar would at least hold its own against it. However, it doesn’t seem to have worked out that way. A strong baht isn’t all sweetness and light for Thailand either. One will have to take out a second mortgage to buy a bottle of imported mangosteen juice in the USA. So, Miss Ann Thrope humbly proposes that US President Barrack Obama s t o p wasting time on health care, wars in the Middle East and other frivolities and solve the problem of the falling dollar against the Thai baht. Alternatively, give all us American pensioners, living in the Land of Smiles, a 50% raise and we’ll call it even!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2 days before you wish to start. Jazz Club New Venue There is a new lounge bar, with the feel of a jazz club due to open soon in Pattaya. If you are a professional musician with a proven track record or an amateur with jamming session experience, we would love to hear from you. Call Joe on 083.246.7807 Archery Club Meets every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Pirates of Pattaya Shooting Club in Hua Yai. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www. pattaya-archery-club.com Jazz at Manhattans 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. Holiday Bazaar and Car Boot Sale at St. Andrews The St. Andrews Interna tional School, Rayong Campus’ first Christmas Bazaar and Car Boot Sale will be held on 28th of November 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Please come and join us and the many local Thai craft vendors for perhaps the last great opportunity to find a variety of handmade Christmas presents in time for shipping abroad for the holiday season! Price per space for Car Boot Sale is 250 Baht (setup from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m). Registration via e-mail with fee due on day of bazaar. For more information, please contact: Wiki - petewik email@example.com Pinocchio Wine Dinner, a night of art theater, great Italian food and wines Friday 20, November 2009 Tease your senses with an extraordinary evening of a unique Italian wine dinner featuring an interactive art theater play of world’s favorite tale “Pinocchio” directed by Maurizio Mistretta. Enjoy a fabulous five-course Italian dinner menu as the guru ‘Paolo Randone’ bring his vision of offering you the tastiest menu perfectly matched with exquisite wines from piedmont region selected by Italasia. thb 1,500++ per person inclusive of; five-course wine dinner, predinner cocktails @ deep bar, free flow wines, shows. For more information or reservations, please contact t: 038 769 999 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hi-So Nail Fashion Comes To The Eastern Seaboard With Nail Techniques International Pattaya has just joined the ranks of major international cities, from a beauty accessories perspective, that is, with the recent opening of Nail Techniques International. Nail Techniques (for short), brings the fortunate women of Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard a taste of the exclusive, upmarket fashion salons of Paris, London and New York in the form of the fashion phenomenon of acrylic and gel nail extensions, whose nail art is guaranteed to mesmerise all who see them. Nail Techniques, one of the top players in the field in Thailand, is the Eastern Seaboard’s educational and distribution centre of among three of the world’s leading nail care product producers, namely IBD, NSI and
in the international field of nail fashion, catering to topflight fashion models, beauty queens, and high society debs, as well as discerning ladies everywhere. Their product scope encompass a phenomenal range of nail accessories to cover every eventuality and requirement to enable the skilled nail craftsperson to produce the most stunning nail art, which has to be seen to be believed. Conveniently, by checking out Nail Techniques’ website (details at the end of the article), you can see for yourselves just how fabulous is the type of nail beauty that can be achieved. As a business-to-business purveyor of these three top quality product ranges as well as their own, Belita, Nail Techniques can literally
and soon spas as well, Nail Techniques also runs a comprehensive range of costeffective nail-care and fashion training courses to suite those already working in nail-care fashion, those who wish to open their own beauty or nail salons and those who only wish to provide home nail care to friends and family. Not only will Nail Techniques train individual nail-care technicians in the most upto-date techniques available, but if you actually want to establish your own nail-care business, Nail Techniques will provide you with simply everything you could possibly need to stock your business, help you set up and offer ongoing business and marketing advice, location and interior design advice, promotional materials, expert
is given in Thai and Ms Sarah is actually avidly learning the language so as to be able to communicate comprehensively with her students, clients and customers. In addition, to familiarise Pattayans, and tourists, especially the Russians (who Ms Sarah says love the products) with what can be accomplished
Creative. NSI and IBD offer the latest developments in gel products for nail extension and nail strengthening. Their products are environmentallyfriendly, safe and healthy and guarantee a clean and hygienic salon; an essential for success. These three state-of-the-art nail fashion houses have led the world of nail-fashion, setting the standards in terms of innovation, and range of designs. These three industry leaders have the benefit of nearly 40 years’ experience
transform beauty and nail salons, ensuring that the sheer beauty, elegance and versatility of the nail and hand-care products will attract all fashion-conscious women in the region and inevitably increase the salons’ turn over as a result. The demand for nail fashion, nail extension and nail-care has grown phenomenally over the past few years, as women everywhere have become familiar with what can now be achieved. With the products supplied by IBD, NSI and Creative, a competent nail fashion provider can satisfy even the most demanding requirements, from high fashion, to problem nails and even the cure of the humble nail biter. In addition to being a business-to-business supplier to beauty and nail salons
knowhow, workshops and training to all your staff to ensure you have a business second to none. Nail Techniques International’s Managing Director, Sarah Gieghase, has had five years’ experience as a top-class nail technician in Antwerp Belgium and has attended courses in the UK, and Thailand as well as training for over a year. She has certificates of excellence and as a trainer from IBD and NSI, amongst others, and leads a young dynamic team, dedicated to bringing Thailand the best service, education and products possible. Education and courses will be given by certified educators from IBD and NSI to ensure student nail technicians have the best training possible in this very exacting art. Training
in nail fashion, Nail Techniques holds workshops and demonstrations, the next one will be soon at Lotus, Sukhumvit Road. To quote their website “Success is ensured with Nail Techniques.” Because the field of nail fashion and care is demanding and requires the right technique for the right application, there is a comprehensive range of training modules provided from beginners to advanced to equip the novice, mediumskilled or experienced nail technician with the expertise necessary to deliver an expert job. The training is primarily based around gel and acrylic techniques. Gel is a very popular method of nail extensions or strengthening. It offers a high gloss, and is
transparent. The gel itself is odourless and when applied won’t come off, crack or break. The gels are particularly suitable for problem nails and look very natural. Acrylic, on the other hand, produces no discoloration, gives strong nails and is easy to use, as well as giving exceptional adhesion. Check out all the different
training modules on the excellent Nail Techniques’ website below. Nail Techniques International, The Village Shopping Centre, 383/2 Moo 12, Sukhumvit Road, Jomtien, Chonburi. Phone: 087-009 0118/038-074692 Email: email@example.com Website: www.nail-techniques.com
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Britain’s Ageing Population BRITAIN’S ageing population is a care system time bomb, admitted Health Secretary Andy Burnham last week. For the first time there are more people over 65 than under 18, say Department of Health figures. The number of people who have reached the age o f 100 has broken the 10,000 barrier for the first time. Analysts have put the b o o m i n g figures of the very elderly down to major improvements over past decades in medical treatment, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, housing and living standards Scientists claim to have found the answer to the ageing process, by allowing withered muscle to rebuild themselves by turning back a ‘biological cock’. Researchers say the breakthrough, using an enzyme called MAPL - could lead to new treatments to rejuvenate ailing bodies or fight degeneration diseases. Prof Irina Conboy of the University of California said “Old human muscle can be restored to youthful vigour given the right mix of biochemical signals”. In the last century, life expectancy rose by 30 per cent in the most developed countries. Death rates in nations with the longest life-spans such as Japan and Sweden suggest that even if health conditions fail to improve three quarters of babies will live to 75 years. Data from more than 30 developed countries showed that in 1950 the probability of living to between 80 and 90 years was 15 per cent for women and 12 per cent for men. In 2002 these figures had risen to 37 per cent and 25 per cent respectively Briton is now believed to rank high up international tables of long life, with only the U.S.A, Japan and France thought to have more centenarians. Among Britain’s centenarians the great majority were women 8,360 versus 1,28o men. However, numbers of males who survive to 100 have increased at twice the rate of women over the past decade, possibly because men born after 1900 escaped the dangers of the First World War trenches. Shorter lunch breaks during the recession. WORKERS are taking ever shorter lunch breaks during the recession, research revealed. It found almost a quarter admitted to skipping lunch altogether while 10 per cent said they took less than 20 minutes’ And it claimed firms are receiving billions of pounds worth of free manpower each year because many staff stay at their decks throughout the working days. The survey also found the average time taken for lunch has fallen to just 35 minutes, with women taking the shortest breaks and spending less money on meals.
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Weight a big worry. DEPRESSION or stress doubles the risk of obesity a study found. And people who suffer particularly bad or continuous mental health problems are most likely to be dangerously fat. The findings emerged after more than 4,000 civil servants aged 35 to 55 were screened over 20 years; Prof. Mika Kivimaki of University College London, said the risk should be taken into account when treating common mental disorder. Flood fear in London LONDONERS could face flooding food shortages and a massive increase in the number of people dying of heatstroke because of climate change, a London Climate Change Partnership report has warned. By 2050 there would be 19 per cent less rainfall in the summer, resulting in lower crop yields and water shortages, but 14 per cent more rainfall in the winter, causing flooding and transport disruption. Quarter of world is following Islam THE GLOBAL Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly one in four people follow the Islam religion. A three-year study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals that Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon; that China has more Muslims than Syria and that Russia has more Muslims than Jordan. Christianity has an estimated 2.1 billion to 2.2 billion followers. Are you too optimistic to lose weight? BEING too optimistic may hamper attempts to lose weight. People who are ‘happy and fat’ respond less well to diets, however, a little negativity might benefit slimmer’s by leading them to worry more about their health and appearance, according to scientists in . Sweet violence CHILDREN who eat sweets or chocolate every day were more likely to become violent adults, say psychiatrists. A study of 17,000 children since 1970, found those who had candy daily were significantly more likely to have convictions for violence by age 34. Lead researchers, Dr. Simon Moore, of Cardiff University said they may fail to learn to wait for things they want. He said “Not being able to defer gratification may push them towards impulsive behaviour, strongly associated with delinquency” The study was in the British Journal of Psychiatry..
Smoking ban cuts heart attacks BANING smoking in public can significantly reduce heart attacks scientists claimed. Smoking bans in America, Canada and Europe cut heart attacks by 17 per cent after one year and by 36 per cent after three years, said the journal ‘Circulation’. Hotel prices fall 16% in a year. HOTEL room prices across the UK are at their lowest in five years said Hotel com. The average cost of a night’s stay was down 16 per cent on last year. In London prices fell 12 per cent to £101.
Foreign patients in London hospitals FOREIGN patients at a London hospital are being withheld treatment until they pay their bills up front. Doctors at West Middlesex University Hospital will stabilise patients, then quote them on any further treatment. If they do not produce cash or credit cards to fund the treatment they are asked to leave. T h e scheme is part of a new attempt to prevent “health tourists” leaving Britain without paying their bills. A Standard investigation last week revealed they have failed to pay £7 million owed to the NHS (National Health Service) in the past year. The patients, most of whom, travelled to the UK from outside the European Union took advantage of doctors obliged to treat those needing urgent medical care, then left without paying.
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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING
The Ultimate Radio Mix
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Mix 88.5 FM stands supreme as THE most professional English language radio station in the Eastern Seaboard. Run by aficionados of the airwaves, with an accumulation of 40 years’ experience of radio on three continents and an intuition of exactly what mix constitutes timeless music of universal appeal, they bring a welcome sophistication to the media of Pattaya. It’s a rare gift to be able to listen to a song and instantly recognise its universal potential, but that’s what you’ve got in the likes of Russell Jay Darrell, MD of the parent company, Soundzgood Co. Ltd. and Dave Barrett, Russell’s co-DJ. Dave has been in broadcasting for over 25 years working extensively for the BBC and commercial radio in the UK at a local regional and national level. He also has many years experience in radio commercial production They must be good to be able to sufficiently impress the BBC with their professionalism for the BBC to partner them; another major reason for the radio station’s kudos status. Anyone who has lived in Thailand over the last two decades and listens to the radio or has a TV can say with a great deal of certainty that they have heard the distinctive voice of Russell Jay, after all he has worked on all the major English language radio stations in Thailand since his arrival. Hailing from Surrey, England, Russell arrived on these shores already an accomplished DJ with many years of experience, learning his trade in variety of diverse situations and locations. But Russell interest in the media didn’t stop at the bright lights and adulation; instead he took a keen interest in learning the nuts and bolts of his trade and has proved his worth by almost single handedly building a state of the art radio station in Pattaya that boasts the technical knowhow of the top radio stations worldwide, installing the very first ‘network’ studio in South East Asia; Pattaya is now the place to be and is becoming the boom town of Thailand where many ex-pats reside, but for all Pattaya’s advantages, the one thing that has been sorely missed is an English language radio station that equals those in the west; Mix 88.5 FM provides this and with its state of the art equipment and extensive broadcast knowledge of the management at the helm the many technical difficulties that other stations suffer from are eliminated. This is not the first time that Russell has been in control, he was the program director for the likes of 95.5FMX for almost a decade (arguably the best English language station
in Bangkok through the 1990’s) and MCOT’s 107FM in Bangkok for several years, amongst others and proved he was more than capable of being at the helm. He is also known for his stubborn eye for detail, his insistence on only the best and never, never cutting corners, Mix 88.5 is very much his baby and this is good news for ex-pat’s and Thai’s who love quality western music. You won’t hear any supermarket or elevator music on Mix 88.5FM, this station knows its market well and what they want to hear, but it doesn’t stop there, the station also goes to great pains to provide its listeners with up to the minute world news and as a respected member of the worldwide media Russell and the station have also partnered with the BBC who provide the BBC World Service News, Business Information, extensive Sports Coverage, and of course, not forgetting probably the longest running pop show in the history of pop music, Top of the Pops, the weekly UK chart show that features exclusive backstage interviews, live and studio performances, plus all the news of the UK’s album and singles charts. Although not the only top song list on Mix 88.5, each week they invite a member of the community to give their top ten songs a spin on the airwaves, while garnering a little info on the guest themselves (to get your chance email studio@ mix885.com). Mix 88.5 FM are also involved in the community as a sponsor and media partner of many local events, making sure the information gets to the public at large. In the future they aim to increase contact with the local community even more and currently offer a free what’s on diary for any local organisations, clubs or charity event organisers who would like their events mentioned on air just email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org It’s been two years since the stations conception and there have been many road blocks along the way but Mix 88.5 is now without doubt the leading English language radio station in Pattaya and it can also be said with some conviction the best English language Radio station in Thailand. Mix 88.5 FM also (at last!) provides an opportunity
for business in Pattaya and beyond to advertise on a truly professional radio station offering state of the art production facilities and a commercial production team with over 20 years of experience in writing and producing professional radio commercials that really work. Dave Barrett a commercial production veteran of 23 years commented “… the poor standard of radio commercials on some other stations in this city is very disappointing. Advertisers are paying good money for sub standard commercials that often are almost impossible to understand. At Mix 88.5 we offer the same level of creativity and expertise as the UK’s top radio stations”. Any business who would like to advertise with Mix 88.5 should call them for a no obligation chat on 038 075394-5. Mix 88.5FM is aimed at a wide audience so weather you’re 25 or 65 you will find great music you love, after all great music is ageless! Russell himself is on air from 8 – 11am weekdays and fellow Englishman Dave Barrett, a seasoned BBC
radio host, takes control of the drive-time show from 3pm weekdays which includes the very popular memory express feature just after 5pm playing back to back classic oldies. Other programs to note include the BBC World Service news bulletins, the latest global news on the hour every hour, Top of the Pops every Saturday 5-6pm, the BBC’s Business Daily program Mon-Fri 7:40am.
And for the sports fans, the don’t miss features are Monday nights “Inside the Premier League” 8:50pm, giving you an insight into one of the world’s biggest, most exciting and most popular football competitions, the English Premier League. Sportsworld the definitive program for weekend live sports action, tapping into the BBC’s phenomenal network of sports reporters,
Sportsworld brings live commentary and reports from the world’s major sporting events every Saturday night for 3 hours stating at 9pm. All broadcast in crystal clear stereo 24hrs on Mix 88.5 FM across Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard, and (streaming) around the World on www. mix885.com. Mix 88.5 FM - truly is Today’s Best Music Mix.
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Trains To South Halted Because Of Flooding Southern Thai railway routes have once again been halted, this time from flooding. Previous recent stoppages were caused by derailments and rail strikes. The latest in the series resulted in all southern bound trains from Bangkok having to terminate at Hat Yai station. Trains between Sungai Kolok, Hat Yai, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat were suspended after water levels exceeded 20 centimetres above the rails. Resumption of services will have to wait until repairs have been completed. Third Thailand Nanotechnology Conference 2009 Scheduled For December 21-22 The third Thailand Nanotechnology Conference 2009 is to be held from December 21-22 in Bangkok sponsored by NANOTEC, NSTDA, and the Science and Technology Ministry to showcase nanotechnology activities in Thailand. Items on the agenda include participant collaboration; the necessity of developing specific programmes in nanotechnology; strategies to implement new activities in health, energy, and the environment; ways and means of catering to present and future industry workshop needs; and, future joint interregional and inter-University programmes. Forthcoming Habitat For Humanity’ Mission To Chiang Mai Volunteers in a forthcoming ‘Habitat For Humanity’ house building mission to Chiang Mai will include exPresident Carter. In Chiang Mai an estimated one-third of the population lives in poverty and according to US volunteer John Lang, Jr. “Substandard housing is a great concern not only here ... but throughout the world. Habitat for Humanity has served millions of people throughout the world to bring decent housing to families in need.” Survey Finds Smoking Increasing Among Young Women After a recent survey indicated that smoking is steadily increasing among women, especially the young , the Thai Health Promotion Foundation has gone on record as saying “We are afraid that the number of female smokers will rise in the future.” The survey conducted among 3,039 girls and women between 13 and 24 years-of-age, revealed that 31.4% of those interviewed first started smoking cigarettes before they even reached their teens. Combined Anti-Retroviral Drug Treatment For HIVPositive Mothers Proves Successful A new treatment programme for HIV-positive mothers will be introduced into the universal healthcare scheme by October 2010, to reduce mother-to-child transmission following the success of a research project in Nakhon Sawan, Sakaew, Satun and Si Saket, using a combined antiretroviral drug treatment . This combination is apparently more effective in reducing the numbers of HIV-positive mothers developing Aids and also better reduces perinatal HIV transmission compared to currently treatments. Loy Krathong Explosion Kills 1 And Injures Another 30 During the Loy Krathong festival celebrations in Tak Province’s Mae Ramad district, a Burmese balloon seller was killed and 30 people injured, some seriously, when the hydrogen tank he had been using to fill aerial balloons suddenly blew up as he was packing up his equipment to return home. It is thought from eye-witness reports related to local police that leaking gas from the hydrogen cylinder ignited and caused the explosion.
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The Sci-Fi Disaster Movie – 2012 - Opens In Thai Cinemas The significant 2012 sci-fi disaster movie, produced by apocalypse-loving Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) will be shown in cinemas nationwide from Thursday, November 12. The protagonist, Jackson Curtis (John Cusack), an academic researcher, opens a portal into a parallel universe to communicate with his doppelganger and prevent the fulfilment of the world-ending prophecies of the Mayans and to ensure that the human race is not completely annihilated.
BMA Starts Its Campaign To Combat The 2nd Wave Of H1N1 Flu Pandemic The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started its anti-flu campaign at a school in Bangkok’s Lak Si district, where relevant information is to be circulated among such groups as factory workers, civil servants and grocery-shop owners on how to best cope with the second wave of the flu outbreak. The BMA has already advised Bangkok Patana School to close its Year 6 and Year 8 classes after some class members caught the H1N1 flu abroad.
Scientist Maintains Gamma Ray Burst Caused Boxing Day Tsunami, According to US astrophysicist, Dr Paul LaViolette, the December 26, 2004 9.3 earthquake, the most powerful for 25 years, which led to the devastating tsunami, the worst in the region since Krakatao in 1883, and left over 240,000 victims dead or missing, was caused by a gamma ray/gravity wave blast from a star relatively near the Galactic centre. The ray burst was the brightest ever observed whose outburst released more energy in a tenth of a second than the Sun emits in 100,000 years!
Vehement Protest Against Tabinfo Asia 2009 An anti-smoking network vehemently protested to the government against the upcoming Asian Tobacco Trade Exhibition in Nonthaburi –‘ Tabinfo Asia 2009’ – complaining at their attempts to lure the young by promoting fruit cigarettes and smart packs to attract women. Network members collected a 50,000-signature petition to give to the premier, insisting it is Thailand’ s duty to comply with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which expressly prohibits government support for the tobacco industry.
US Wireless Technology Company To Open New Plant In Thailand US wireless technology company, Powerwave Technologies Inc., is to open a new plant in Thailand to employ 300 workers; the exact same number that it recently laid off when it closed down its US Salisbury plant in June 2008. The new Thai plant will be a 135,000square-foot facility to make products like remote radio heads, multi carrier power amplifiers, power distribution units and repeaters. The Thai plant will also be the Asian headquarters of Powerwave Technologies’ repair facilities.
Abhisit’s Firm Cambodian Stance Wins Country’s Approval Assumption University’s Abac opinion Poll has discovered that the Thai populace is overwhelmingly in favour of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s firm stance over the Cambodian government’s appointment of Thaksin as economic advisor and personal advisor to Cambodian PM Hun Sen. The government recalled the Thai ambassador and downgraded diplomatic ties with Phnom Penh. In the popularity ratings, 60% supported Abhisit while 21% favoured Thaksin as the prime minister with 19% neutral.
Druggies Gunned Down In Shoot Out With Police In Chiang Mai three drug suspects were recently killed in a 10-minute gunfight with the police allegedly while resisting arrest. After receiving a tip-off, the police had apparently been staking out a location in the Chiang Dao district when a pickup truck appeared and rendezvoused with two teenage boys on a motorcycle carrying a large bag. When police approached to check the bag, the three opened fire. 50,000 methamphetamine pills were later found in the bag. School Student Stabbed To Death Over Protection Payment In a quarrel at a school in Bangkok, the Yannawes Witthayakhom School on Sathu Pradit 8 in Sathorn district, between several seventh grade students and a sixth grader, one of the seventh graders was stabbed, later dying from his wound. The young assailant surrendered and confessed to police that he had stabbed the older students in self-defence because he was being assaulted, after refusing to pay them protection money. Police Deployed To Guard Cambodian Embassy In the several days of tension stemming from the recently strained relations between Thailand and Cambodia over the appointment of Thaksin Shinawttra as the economic advisor to the Cambodian prime minister, 45 police have been deployed outside the Cambodian Embassy. In addition, barricades have been erected around the embassy. A police spokesman said if disgruntled Thais start to rally en masse outside the embassy, the police presence will be increased to nearly 200 officers. 2nd Wave Of The H1N1 Flu Pandemic No Sot Severe In Southeast Asia As the 2nd wave of the H1N1 flu pandemic begins to impact worldwide, spreading to 199 countries and territories, recent deaths from the flu in Thailand rose to 184, 1,000 in the U.S. since April, and globally just over 6000. The pandemic is also gaining intensity in Northern and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, Oman, Afghanistan and Japan, but is apparently waning in Central and South America, as well as in parts of South and Southeast Asia.
The Ongoing War Against Drugs The area around the Northern Thai-Burmese border remains a major trafficking route of significant concern to the authorities from where heroin, methamphetamines and more recently ‘ice’ are smuggled across to be distributed throughout Thailand, notably to Bangkok and Phuket and from there to major cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Smugglers use a variety of methods to smuggle the drugs, including agricultural products, condoms, boxes of bicycle pedals packed with heroin and even packets of fermented fish paste. Proposals Of Semi-Autonomy For Southern Thailand Suspected insurgents shot at five villagers collecting edible plants in a forest in Tabukeh village in the Bannang Sata district, Yala province recently, killing one and seriously injuring another, while the other three escaped unhurt. The ongoing insurgency which has so far killed over 3500, has prompted various Thai governments to come up with viable solutions to the problem, including the latest proposal to make the region self-ruling, similar to Chiang Mai. Ex-Scorpion Cook Feels Remorse, Literally Suang Puangsri a Uttaradit resident is keeping 4,600 scorpions as pets to atone for the years he spent cooking the arachnids to sell as snacks. “Although I was happy to have money, I felt suffering deep inside as they were being harmed by me.” Suang buys up to one kg. of live cicadas daily to feed his scorpions, who have stung him so often he is immune to their venom. When he meditates he often puts scorpions in his mouth! Thailand ranks 2nd In Lonely Planet’s Top Ten BestValue Destination Rankings Thailand has yet again made it into Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Best-Value Destination, ranking in 2nd place, being described “perennially good-value - still top of the pops.” Not only is it relatively cheap to get here from Europe but there is loads of accommodation, and even the cheapest beach hut is good relative to other destinations. The magazine also drew attention to the fact that “major resorts are splashing out huge discounts as businesses seek to win back tourists.”
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Is this rally ‘A Candle in the Wind’?
by Simon Philbrook How about this recovery? It’s almost miraculous. No jobs…no sales…no credit… no problem! Look at the stock market… and oil…and gold…and London property! Real estate agents in London say they’re sold out…and prices are being pushed up. Well, asking prices that is. As for sales prices, that’s another matter. But hey, property is moving again. The good news is that London is a finance centre – driven by finance and finance seems to have gotten out of rehab. It’s party time again! The Wall Street Journal is talking about a “full recovery” in luxury goods sales by 2011. And Wall Street itself is pricing stocks as if the record profit margins of 2005 and 2006 are just around the corner. In other words, investors’ expectations have not changed. They think things will return to the way they
were during the previous ‘Bubble’ days. How could that happen? A full recovery implies a number of things: 1. The ‘Son of Bubble’ will be as big as the dad 2. All those people without money, jobs or credit will magically start spending again 3. The baby boomers will stop saving for their retirements and begin to party like it was 1999 Keep in mind that ‘Bubble’ spending, sales and profit figures were made possible by borrowing. People spent every penny they earned and then “took out equity” on their houses in order to spend even more. At the height of the bubble period, Americans were taking out more than $500 billion per year. Now, they’re putting back nearly $500 billion a year in savings. I don’t like to be a party pooper, but there is no way to return to the Bubble days by saving. What I see happening is a typical post-crisis bounce… powered by easy cash and credit from the feds. How long can it go on? How far can it go? No one knows.
But if you want answers, I’ll go way out on a limb. It won’t go on forever. And it won’t go to the moon. And most likely it won’t be long before the whole thing comes crashing down. The only way to keep this market surge going is by creating another bubble. And this economy just doesn’t contain the required market fundaments to support another bubble…on contrary, it actually contains opposing fundamentals. “The stock market has never been this overbought”, noted analyst, John Hussman states. Hussman adds that the only time stocks were this overbought was on 28 November 1980. That was the last rebound in the great bear market that began in 1966. Afterwards, stocks fell another 30% before finally hitting bottom in August 1982. Just be prepared, as I smell a crash coming. Maybe it won’t be next week or the week after, but everything is pointing in that direction. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned today that in spite
of signs of recovery in major economies, the global recession could mean 25 million people will lose their jobs. The news comes after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that unemployment in the UK grew by 210,000 to 2.47 million in the three months to July – the highest level since 1995. The latest figures take the unemployment rate to 7.9%, up from 7.8%, according to the ONS. However, while the 25 million is slightly less than an earlier forecast, Paris-based OECD said intervention is required by governments in order to prevent the sharp rise turning into long-term joblessness. The organisation added that so far, 15 million jobs have been lost and another 10 million is forecasted to go by the end of next year. According to the OECD, the unemployment rate across the 30 most industrialised nations hit 8.5% in July – the highest since the aftermath of the Second World War. However, the US, Ireland and Spain have been worst affected, due to the property
Just my imagination
by Mr Pobaan
There’s a bit of a gap in our garden, near the front gate, which I have long been meaning to fill. This week, I actually get around to buying a plant – a luscious-looking hibiscus – that might be happy living there. I start preparing the ground. The soil is unusually soft after all this rain and I’m optimistic of digging a hole big enough without too much effort. But my trowel meets an obstacle. I wiggle it a bit and try a few stabbing actions, but the thing won’t budge. I remove some earth, scrabble around with my hands and discover some wires. The services to our house come in underground, which is to say about five centimetres below the surface. There appears to be no logic as to where the various cables and pipes are placed, and no map to locate them. However, the bit of ground next to the front gate is probably a high-risk
area, and I should have been more cautious in my digging. I carefully replace the cables, stick the hibiscus in beside them and give the whole thing a good drenching with the watering can. To put my mind at rest, I try a few lights in the house. Everything seems to be working. Kuhn Pobaan’s DIY skills have triumphed again. In the evening, Mrs Pobban, the star in my heaven and chilli in my som tum, decides to watch what we call, ‘one of her soaps’. These are the dramas that seem to be screened nearly every night and that go on for hours. ‘This is a new one tonight,’ Mrs Pobaan will sometimes tell me. ‘But those are the same actors as last night, aren’t they?’ ‘Maybe some.’ ‘And isn’t that the same house they were in last week?’ ‘Similar.’ She settles down with
the various remote controls and tries to summon up her programme. I leave the room. Sometime later, she comes to find me. ‘The TV won’t work,’ she says. I play around with the remotes, pressing buttons more or less at random, anticipating a sudden connection with her chosen channel. Nothing but a blizzard of white speckles. I wiggle the aerial cable. I retune the set. No signal. No signal? Oh no, the hibiscus! I’ve sliced through the cable. I’ll have to confess to the TV company. They’ll think I’m an idiot. ‘What about my soap?’ ‘Sorry. Let’s watch a DVD of the Lion King.’ After the movie, I go to bed thinking what a fool I’ve been for not taking more care around the gate. I am so convinced that I’ve cut through the cable. In my head I can’t get rid of the image of the wire underground, a gash in its insulating plastic
allowing water to seep in and short circuit its innards. That night, I dream I’m in a snow-storm, surrounded by huge TVs with leering human faces. I try to hide behind a hibiscus, but it’s too small. The televisions are pointing at me and laughing. In the morning I call the cable company and confess to signal-loss. They say they’ll take a look. It’s early afternoon before they call back. They’re a bit embarrassed. Our TV signal has been cut off because I haven’t paid the bill. ‘I haven’t paid the...?’ ‘Not this month, krap.’ ‘So it’s not the hibiscus?’ ‘Excuse me, krap?’ ‘Nothing. Thanks. I’ll see what went wrong with the payment,’ I mumble, shocked that what I was so sure was the explanation turned out to be just my imagination. The opening scene of the stage musical of the Lion King recreates the African savannah. There’s the big
market crash and the banking crisis. OECD chief, Angel Gurria, said: “Employment is the bottom line of the current crisis. We should not assume that growth will take care of this.” A cold wind is beginning to blow and not just because winter is approaching. The U.S. and most other G-7 countries have had a series of economic bubbles that have been repeatedly inflated and these countries have been artificially influenced by asset price appreciation for decades. What has happened is that our “on-paper asset” economy has driven, not only stock prices, but all asset prices higher than the economic growth required to justify them. This is not actual wealth creation, but asset appreciation, as opposed to the production of real goods and services. American and other similarly addicted global citizens long ago learned to focus on markets, as opposed to the economic foundation behind them. Policy-makers even recognize this, but the virus has infected far too many parts of the economy’s
body, for far too long, to go cold turkey now. So they will continue with quantitative easing and near-0% shortterm interest rates, which keeps the economy struggling along – it’s head barely above water, instead of at the bottom of the sea. Don’t believe if you wish, but this six-month rally in risk assets, while still continuously supported by the Fed and Treasury policymakers, is likely at its pinnacle. It reminds me of the Elton John Song – “Candle in the Wind”, which likely sums up this rally
orange sun rising and herds of animals sweeping across the stage. Rather ambitiously, these include giraffes. Probably because there is a shortage of real giraffes with Equity cards, the giraffes are played by people. They have stilts on their arms and legs and a long neck with a head on the end to equip them for a life of languidly chewing hard-to-reach bits of trees. Although we know they’re played by people, we get carried away by the beauty of the tableau, carried away to the African bush, hearing the right sounds, smelling the right smells and looking at real giraffes. Like the ones at the Khao Kheow open zoo near Chonburi, which we visited the other day. They have some lovely animals at Khao Kheow, but the most amazing for me are the giraffes. There are eight of them there the day we drop by. They’re gambolling around a large grassy area along with some other African plains dwellers like water buck, zebras and ostriches. The visitors’ walkway is somewhat raised above this miniature piece of Africa, so if you use your imagination you can picture yourself looking down across the vast sweep of the dark continent. Until I observe the giraffes more closely and notice
how unreal they look. Their front legs don’t look quite right – more like people holding stilts in their hands. And they walk awkwardly, a bit like people dressed up. The giraffes are not what they seem. So, well done, Khao Khew zoo. You made a good effort, but I know there are actors inside those costumes. At closing time, they unzip those spectacular print skins, climb down off their leg extensions and carefully remove their neck and head assembly. Behind the scenes they complain about how hot it is inside, and how they hate eating the cucumbers the visitors throw. The giraffes they portray are beautiful, graceful and majestic, delighting the crowds but, I’m now convinced, not quite what they seem.
For those wanting more information on this or other financial topics then please contact Simon on simon@ hamptonsthailand.co.th The above data and research was compiled from sources believed to be reliable, however, neither Hamptons International Mortgages (Thailand) Ltd nor its officers can accept any liability for an errors or omissions in the above article nor bear responsibility for any losses achieved as a result of any actions taken or not taken as a consequence of reading the above article.
Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway Have you ever eaten in MK when the waiters and waitresses do their little dance to the MK song? It’s corny and it’s staged, but I find it strangely uplifting. It tells me that the company has an ethos about service and that every staff member is expected to subscribe to it – to the extent of making a bit of an exhibition of themselves. Email your views to kuhn. email@example.com.
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Quick Tip After paintbrushes have been soaked in water or turpentine, they invariably come out with the bristles bent all out of shape. What to do: using a rubber band or a piece of tape, attach a stick of wood to the brush handle, making sure the bottom of the stick extends beyond the bristle tips. When you immerse the brush in liquid, the stick— and not the brush--will touch the bottom, leaving the bristles intact. Cool Move Dear Andy, we have to take a refrigerator from Pattaya to our house in Petchaboon. My wife insists we must rent a pickup truck, but I say we can lay it in the back of my Range Rover? What say you? Arnold and Pum I would side with your better half, Arnold. Refrigerators should be moved in an upright position. You may tilt it back when placing it on a dolly to take it out of and into your home, but even then it would be better to truck it from the side. So rent or borrow a pick-
up and properly secure the fridge in an upright position with no chance of tipping or rolling. And keep these pointers in mind when moving a fridge: 1) Unplug the unit well in advance of the move to allow the evaporator time to defrost; 2) remove all foods and clean the interior; 3) remove or secure shelves, drawers, ice trays, etc.; 4) tape the door(s) shut and tape down all panels and any removal items, and 5) wrap the fridge in a protective cover. Bloody Sunday I had a lady friend staying with me last weekend, Andy, and when we awakened Sunday morning we learned too late that it was that time of month. She began her cycle in the middle of the night, leaving bright red stains in my new cotton sheets. I had a similar experience a year ago and tossed the bedding out. But these are expensive sheets and I’d like to keep them if you can tell me how to remove the blood stains. Franklin Most stains come out easily from cotton sheets, Franklin, but blood is not
one of them. On the other hand, trashing them is not the only alternative. Try this: flush the stain with cold water (more effective if this had been done last Sunday), then soak the area with a healthy amount of shampoo. (That’s right, plain old shampoo for your hair.) As an alternative to shampoo, you can make a paste of laundry detergent and water. Gently work in the shampoo or detergent with your fingers, then rinse and launder as usual. If blood stains remain, do NOT dry the sheets. Instead, treat the remaining stain with a few drops of household ammonia or hydrogen peroxide. Shampoo works really well to eliminate blood stains from most fabrics. Fresh blood stains can be removed in seconds; older stains might need some pre-soaking. Seal Hunt I have recently regrouted the bathroom tiles, Andy. One of your tips recommended that it is wise to seal the grout after it has dried. When I ask for grout seal at home improvement stores, all I get are blank looks. Can you recommend
where I might be able to purchase same? Denis Go back to those home improvement stores, Denis, and look for Aqua Mix or HG (hunting for items yourself usually is easier than asking). As an option, check out less expensive brands such as “PSK” Diamond Stone and Weber Liquid; they are easy-touse Thai products that provide English-language directions for use. If for some reason you cannot find a grout sealer yourself, ask at the customer service desk, where they can access the required information on computers. Sealants also are available at many hardware stores, tile dealers, and other outlets. Matching Coats We just remodeled our condo, Andy, and I ran into a problem with the painter who tried unsuccessfully to match the stain on our new wood cabinets with the color of existing cabinets. The stain he put on doesn’t match; it isn’t red enough. He said “Mai pen rai. Almost same.” I called in another painter who wants to strip the wood and start all over. Can you help me avoid that extra work and extra expense? Ira We might be able to save you some time and money, Ira. Buy some clear urethane—used as a finish—
at your neighborhood paint store and ask them to add a little red pigment. With luck, the pigment will impart just enough red to match. If not, after the first coat dries, add more red to the urethane and apply another coat. When you have a match, you should put on yet one more coat of clear urethane (with no pigment in it) to ensure none of the pigment rubs off when it is cleaned. Dark and Dank I have a problem with mildew in my room, Andy. Do you have a solution like a spray and what brand name and where to obtain? Hilsen Jan Is your room gloomy? Dimly lit? Damp? Perfect for mildew. As you may know, Jan, mildew tends to hang out in small areas with poor air circulation, high humidity and low lighting levels. Alter that environment and you’ll reduce the problem. That is, you need to control the humidity (from cooking, shower steam, laundering, etc.) Use fans, ventilators, and or air conditioners, and increase brightness in your home. Consider buying a dehumidifier. All such steps will help stop mildew--and mold as well-from growing. If surfaces already are infested, an effective remedy is chlorine bleach (available at most major stores). Dip and squeeze a sponge in
chlorine or a chlorine solution, apply it to the affected areas and lightly scrub. Rinse after a few minutes (no need to leave the bleach on any longer than that to be effective). However, chlorine is only a surface oxidizing agent; you may have to repeat the application of bleach several times. Please note: Be cautious when using chlorine; it can cause respiratory problems and can damage leather, woodwork, and similar surfaces having natural origin. Andy’s Helpers Richard in Pattaya writes: Thanks for the answer to my tile drilling question, Andy. I still think making a small starter guide with a strong nail and a hammer is a guarantee against any slipping, but I suppose if one was too heavy handed with the hammer the tile could split. Your article on the RO water machines was an eye opener! We have two in the entrance to our condo block and everyone, including myself seems to use them. There was an advert for a ‘Get your water free from the atmosphere’ machine but, at a price of over 50,000 baht, it seemed a bit expensive for home use (and the contact person sounded as dodgy as the ‘Save up to 40% on your electricity bill’ guy!) Thank you for your alwaysinteresting tips. --Handy Andy
Preparing before searching for that special property…. Before driving around the Pattaya-Jomtien area looking for a residence, you will save a lot of time if in a systematic way you first write down what your requirements and desires are. The best way to guarantee you will end up living in a residence that fits your specific needs is to jot down what is absolutely important to your retirement or vacation lifestyle. You can accomplish this exercise easily, and it doesn’t require very much time and effort, especially compared to what you will save in the long run. After all, you will be investing a substantial amount of money plus perhaps living the rest of your life in your new home or condo. It is worth devoting a couple of hours before hand analyzing what things will make your life pleasant. With your requirements
written down, you and your real estate agent will save significant time and frustration. You won’t squander hours driving around looking at one property after another that will never fit your needs and lifestyle. If planning on building a new home you won’t be struggling with designs that won’t work for you. To get started consider the following suggestions. 1. What is the purpose of your new home? Will it be a second home for vacations and holidays or your retirement home? You probably do not need a huge two story home for vacations a few times a year. However, if this is your retirement home you may have several specific needs for comfortable year around living. 2. If your PattayaJomtien residence will be
for holidays, write down what you like to do when vacationing. If you are a golfer you have vastly different needs than if you are a scuba diver. Things like this can determine location as well as size of the residence and storage spaces for your equipment. Your holiday lifestyle, which may be drastically different than your work lifestyle back home, should be what determines the size, location, and features of your vacation residence. 3. If this will be your retirement home your leisurely lifestyle will be a very important factor. Keep in mind that you will be looking at a different set of requirements for everyday living year around compared to a simple vacation home or condo. An excellent way to get the home you have
always wanted is to go back to the home you are currently living in and take a good look around. Make note of the things that irritate you and you wish were different. This will help make sure you don’t get a home with the same problems and your retirement home will better serve your needs. To make this list, get a clipboard and go into every room in your current house. Look each room over carefully. Example: Consider your master bedroom. Some people just sleep there and don’t require much space. Others spend a lot of time there and will want their master bedroom to be large so more furniture will fit in it. Be sure to consider what size bed, as well as other furniture, you will want in the room. Measure your bedroom’s length
and width. Let’s say it is 12’ X 14’ and you determine you would like your new bedroom to be bigger by approximately 2’ both ways. It will be a lot more helpful if you tell your real estate agent you want the master bedroom to be around 14’ X 16’ feet than telling the agent something arbitrary like, “I want a big bedroom.” If you love to cook, you’ll want to concentrate on the requirements you have for your kitchen. It is a work place, and for you to enjoy cooking it has to be functional in a way that suits your cooking style. Perhaps you have a small bathroom and you are tired of banging your elbows into the wall when drying off with a towel. Measure it, and come up with a larger size that will better suit you.
Room size can go the opposite way too. If you have wasted space in your home you now have the chance to better utilize the spaces in your new home. Space costs money. A good design will create spaces that are useful and provide for more enjoyable living. You get the idea. Perform this exercise in all the rooms of your home. Sitting in a real estate office attempting to imagine what it is you require in a residence, or standing in an empty show home void of furniture, makes it extremely difficult to figure out what you really want or need. Even if you get close you are bound to miss something. It is much easier to do some well thought-out preparation and then go house hunting armed with useful facts that reflect to your needs and lifestyle.
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Latest Golf from The Bunker Golf From Tropical Bert’s by Mick Khaow Kheow The Bunker Boy’s are always treated well by the Khaow Kheow staff and today was no exception. We played ‘C’ course first which was almost empty although the other ‘nines’ were busy. Fairways and greens were in excellent condition but the course was even more difficult than ever with a strong wind causing problems.
Results: A Flight: 1st Frank Dante (hcp 12) 38 points 2nd Hai Sul Chung (hcp 12) 34 points 3rd Geoff Cox (hcp 14) 30 points B Flight: 1st Reg Smart (hcp 25) 35 Points 2nd Geoff Parker (hcp 15) 33 points 3rd PJ Redmond (hcp 16) 29 points
Eddie Martin (left) winner at Emerald and Geoff Parker - hole in one Near Pin Winners – There were two flights today and Reg Smart had a Gordon Melia, Mike Corner good day apart from a ‘blob’ and Geoff Cox took te other on the par five 17th but still two. did enough to win the B Greenwood Flight with 35 points. Geoff The last time we visited Parker was in the frame again taking second place ahead of this course we had torrential PJ who was a surprised third rain but today it was perfect with only 29 points! The best and we had the course round of the day considering virtually to ourselves. Count backs were required the conditions was played by Frank Dante who scored a again today with Gordon magnificent 38 points to win Melia beating Tony Scambler the A Flight. Runner up spot to take fourth place. Gordon’s went to Hai Sul Chung on his wife Marion beat Geoff Hart first day back from Korea and on a count back to take runner Geoff Cox took third place up spot but there wasn’t any doubt about the winner, Tony four points behind.
Robbins winning by four clear shots. Results: 1st Tony Robbins (hcp 11) nett 73 2nd Marion Melia (hcp 17) nett 77 3rd Geoff Hart (hcp 19) nett 77 4th Gordon Melia (hcp 14) nett 79 Near Pin Winners – Marion, Reg Smart, Tony Scambler and Tony Robbins. Emerald Unusually there was a low turn out for the Emerald but what a round of golf we had! The course was in great condition and empty so the golfer’s made the most of it! Three players scored 40 points, one being Paul Smith whose round included six birdies and an eagle but he could only finish third after a count back. Another who tied with 40 points but finished runner up after a count back was October’s golfer of the month Geoff Parker - …………and his round included a hole in one at the 131 yard par three 15th hole! The winner, who scored 22 points on the back nine and that included a “blob” on the par four 12th was Eddie Martin!!! Results: 1st Eddie Martin (hcp 15) 40 points 2nd Geoff Parker hcp 16) 40 points 3rd Paul Smith (hcp 4) 40 points Near pin winners – Paul Smith, Gerry Cooney, Geoff Hart and, of course, Geoff Parker!
by Derek Brook Pleasant Valley (Stableford) We had not played this Course for some time, but with the ‘High Season’ on the horizon I thought it was worth a new look. The first difference we drove into was at the Clubhouse, it in fact had one and is just opened. Whilst not on the impressive scale of many of the other Courses it is nice and clean and ‘Comfy’. I rather expect it will become well liked. With nice changing rooms and fine showers it has all it needs and I decided to visit the new Restaurant after the game. On the Course it was blowing a gale, and at times it was difficult to stand but we battled on, at least it wasn’t raining. We started from the new no 1 hole and in fact it seemed to make the Course much better, and as far as I could tell in the wind the Course itself is now starting to become a fine Course. The par 5 with all the construction on is now the 18th, and can
Winners be seen from the Restaurant, two hours sooner than we did and the construction seems to after playing Khao Kheow be over and the 18th is now a last week. The presentation very nice hole. also was over two hours at Then it started to rain, least before the week before not heavy but in the wind and who won?. Well the it was not ‘Pleasant Valley’ winner was Mashi Kenata for a time, then the rain with a fine 38 points in high stopped and all was well winds. In second was Perry with the World. We finished McNeely with 34 points and the round fast and were soon in third was Rob Brown with seated in the Restaurant 33 points on countback over overlooking the 18th. The Derek Brook and Anders Restaurant is fine, and I Pederson. just had a cheese and ham Finishing so early gave us sandwich, with onions and some time to test Bert’s beers, chips.It was quite tasty. They so we did. T.T.F.N. passed. Near Pin Rob Brown Soon on the road back to Mashi Kenata (2) Derek Berts, and we got there over Brook
Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table After weeks of anticipation we now have a clear league leader. The Rising Sun travelled over to the dark side in convoy to take on Lucky Time. Both teams fielded their own ten players and battle commenced. The Sunshine Boys proved to be the better side on the evening, taking the game 9-6. Christine(LT) and Tim(RS) being the last match to be played saw Tim check out in style with a bull finish. In his singles match Lance got beaten again (against the odds) by Gordon. Darts Gordon. The Sunshine Boys also proved to be the thirstier side and enjoyed a free beer. The Bunker Boys were hosted by Cheers. Mick had a cunning plan and so did Stan! Stan’s plan involved himself playing for the Bunker Boys and thus upsetting their harmony. It didn’t work! Game Bunker. Cheers, under the command of Pon, rallied to her “Come on darlings” cry, and won the beer. No free drink for Stan though as he played for the opposition. The Londoner played away at OK Corral. The Posse with gun belts slung low, out shot the London Gang to take the game. Ernie kicked over the spittoon, and whilst the mess was being cleared up the London Gang stole the beer. Mee Chew hosted the Palmers Crew who got a little scared of playing in the dungeon surrounded by the scary faces of Melly’s Crew. Mee Chew taking game and beer, leaving the Palmers Crew convinced that Halloween is not just on the 31st October! And finely; during the LT/RS beer leg, the Sunshine Boys required a 32 check. Lance stood on the ocky, threw his 1st dart, hit the wire, 2nd dart, hit the wire. His 3rd dart flew through the air with the grace of a house brick and hit the board. Lance screamed like a girl and started to dance about like a demented headcase on drugs. Had he not noticed that no one else was cheering? Had someone pocked him in the eyes with a sharp stick? It was pointed out to him that he hadn’t checked and then I shot him to put him out of his misery. The game commenced, Tim checking out the beer for the Rising Sun, which also earned him his 3rd * of the evening…………..DARTS
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The Darkside League Three Sisters Golf
RESULTS TABLE Date: 29th October
180’s Mark LTB, Kenny CB, Aus Ron x 2 Chester’s, Chris CB, Lars SB, Tony 19th Sailor Bar 0 v PJ Bar 9 Once again the Sailor’s were left floundering, Although Lars snuck a 180, He still managed to lose!! Solid darts from Stewart, Micheal and Andy ensured PJ’s Victory. Next weeks tussle between the bottom two teams, Sailors and Brazilian’s, Should be a long night...... You better bring your toothbrushes boys! Chill Bar 5 v Lucky Time Bar 4 The Lucky boy’s didn’t give the Chill Bar all-stars and easy night, Lucky Bar were 4 -2 up at one stage but couldn’t get that one game which was badly needed to win the game, Even Lucky Time’s new recruit Jerome was biting his finger nails. A good strong fight between both teams, and the much loved food from Pai made the night an even better one as the food in “LTB Marks” words was “this is the best stew in Pattaya” AGREED! Chester’s Bar 9 v Brazilia 0 The court Jesters were smiling like Cheshire cats on Thursday night as they knew that they secured that 2nd place spot, Not to worry it’s still not even half way through the season yet, so they need to concentrate to be able to stay there. Alan has made a return, so the Jester boys think they are now invincible!! Any more players and they will have to start ‘A’ & ‘B’ teams. Pioneer Bar 3 v 19th Hole 6 Fred “the power” Dixon of dock green, Likes this name! Let’s get a new one for him, but keeping it friendly, any suggestions please join our new darts forum on PattayaDarts.com and leave your comments there for me! Back to the game and I here Pistol Pete was packing the arrows away with high checkouts but still managed to lose the game to Tony “the Suet” to which Tony “the Suet manage to sneak a 180 After putting all the furniture back squadron leader Dave the Pioneer took Pistol Pete home, after tucking Pete into bed it was back to the bar for Polly’s superb curry. Cinnamon Lounge 6 v Moonies 3 All quiet from the Cinnamon Lounge neck of the woods as we have nothing to report, even Moanies were happy and enjoyed the night out. Cinnamon move up one place, and keeping the middle table fighting. What an interesting season, will Ian win that 1,000bt of Lance??? Join our NEW Darts Forum and leave a comment, just go to www.pattayadarts.com and sign up!..............Darts
Wednesday Quiz League
R5Q1 Q: What do TV detective Adrian Monk and Industrialist/Film Producer Howard Hughes have in common? A: OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Palmers appealed for “Obsessive about cleanliness”. According to Wikipedia, both Monk and Hughes had multiple phobias (not just about cleanliness), so I can’t accept Palmer’s answer. R5Q4 Q: ‘Pommy’ or ‘Pom’ is a term for British people. It originated as a contraction of ‘pomegranate’, Australian rhyming slang for immigrant. True or False? A: True. Stag’s Head ‘A’ and The Londoner both appealed this. Wikipedia, the OED, and several other dictionaries agree that the term came from pomegranate. This is what the Merriam-Webster dictionary says: Etymology: by shortening & alteration from pomegranate, alteration of Jimmy Grant, rhyming slang for immigrant. Appeal denied. I must apologise to the Rising Sun for forgetting to add on their two extra points for “Swamp Gas” last week. It means that the result of the match was 93 to Rising Sun and 91 to Stag’s Head ‘A’, thus giving Rising Sun the win. Apologies also to Stag’s Head ‘A’. Revised results are noted above. “Next week’s matches November 18th: Bowling Green vs. Stag’s Head ‘A’, Bunker vs. Cheers, Queen Victoria vs. Stag’s Head ‘B’, Palmers vs. W. Tankie, Rising Sun vs. Londoner, Shagwell vs. Nervous Wreck.”
Winter? came in with a nice breeze, cool weather and beautiful partly cloudy skies as the Three Sisters Golf group descended upon the Pattaya Country Club this 4th of November. The weather obviously had an effect on the players as the scores, overall, were higher then in previous weeks. Once again we were stuck behind a five man group who were very slow. Back at Caddy Shack II a talley of the the cards showed Bob Benda coming in with 38 points, followed by Dale Murphy with 34 points. Bob said he needed the win
Bob Benda on the left with Dale Murphy on the right after an expensive holiday up ranks. As usual snacks were North. Several vacationeers provided and Herbie Ishinaga as well as a few seasonal once again came through returnees helped fill out our with spicy sausages
New Boat. New Skipper & Lots of Fish by Mike Gerrard After the trip the previous day, yours truly was very much out of sorts and nearly decided not to go. However thinking only of my faithful followers I bore the pains of a bad stomach and tiredness and made ready for the trip to Bangsaray. Bad news soon reached me that the boat had been moved to Sattahip earlier in the week due to the bad storms and rough seas. (The bay is better protected at Sattahip) (That’s why the Thai navy is stationed there). So, after a little confusion to start the day we all made our way along the pier to our newly chartered boat. (I must try and remember to get a photo of the boat one day). Although my first mate and myself had seen the boat before it was a treat to see the faces of the other guys when they saw it. This is what you call a pleasure fishing boat.
Measuring approx 65 to 70 feet in length there was plenty of room for 8 of us to relax and put lines into the water. With the tides running fast (and unfortunately out) we could only sit and wait for the reels on the bigger fishing rigs to scream. This did not happen for quite a while and after moving the boat three times we finally found the fish. (If the truth is
known it is the fish that find the bait that counts). As you can see from the photo’s RICK MURPHY was our champion of the day. Every rod he touched seemed to have some magic to it. Again after recording catches of QUEEN FISH, COBIA and JACKS of the larger variety, we settled down to some drifting along with the tide, coming across shoals of smaller varieties such as SNAPPER, DENE FISH and PLA DANG. With such a nice boat and
perfect weather conditions it was little wonder that skipper had to remind us that our time was up and it was time to go and enjoy a beer or two. Well for me it was.My stomach was O.K. by then. Our next trip is scheduled for Sunday 22 nd November but sadly (for any newcomers) is already full. There are also many scheduled trips arranged once a fortnight alternating between Saturday and Sunday through till the end of march. If you wish to make a private charter any day of the week you can. If I am free I will come along to take care of you. Visit the PSC website on www.pattayasports.org and click on fishing for all the information you require. Or go to the PSC clubhouse on 3rd road and check out registration forms there. Failing that just call me on 087 091 7565 and I will try to help.
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Golf from the Café Kronborg
by Peter Blackburn & Dave Richardson
Rayong Country Club – Stableford There were 27 golfers leaving Café Kronborg and it could have been 32 but 5 had pulled out due to the 25 knot winds (must have all had new hair styles). I had a good excuse for not being there as I was leaving Bangkok at 0905 for a 2 week trip back home to OZ (much to the delight of some here). Welcomes were handed out to Allen Toeneker and Aage Justensen from
Denmark, Brian Gabe from Detroit, Michigan and Jean Claude Lhoste from Nice, France. The Admiral reports that the course had dried out nicely and lots of run was to be had. There were two Flights, 0 to 19 handicap for A and B Flight for 20 and over. Also nearest the pins and 2 longest putt holes. It appeared to be a “nail biter” at the top of A Flight with 3 players on the same score. On a count back the Flight was won by Elias Magnusson from Walter Baechli (going for 2 in a
The Danish Team With Bjarne & The Admiral
Martyn Topham, The Admiral & Elias Magnusson B Flight row) and Ted Morris. Peter 1st – Martyn Topham (30) Hammond finished just one point behind in fourth place. – 41 points 2nd – Alan Ewing (25) – Also some good scores in B Flight with Martyn Topham 40 points 3rd – Wayne Koch(23) – again winning. Alan Ewing finished second from Wayne 36 points 4th – Kenny Chung (27) – Koch in third and Kenny 35 points Chung in fourth place. NTP’s Results for Rayong 5th – Colin Swann Country Club: 7th & 16th – Ted Morris A Flight 12th – Kenny Chung 1st – Elias Magnusson Longest Putts (16) – 38 points 9th – Bill Plath 2nd – Walter Baechli (15) 18th Per Anders Karlsen – 38 points Bjarne’s Birthday 4-Man 3rd – Ted Morris (10) – 38 Scramble – Plutaluang, points 4th – Peter Hammond (19) South & East Once more Café Kronborg – 37 points
Bjarne’s Birthday event was very popular and we had 34 starters to take on South & East courses at Plutaluang. It was a cloudless day, breezy and around 32 degrees, perfect golfing weather. The Admiral reported that the course was the best he’s ever seen it and the first group were able to tee off on time. A bit of a delay at the turn but the round was completed in around four hours & thirty minutes so there were obviously no major hold ups. The Danish team of Ernst Hansen, Morton Nielson, Leif Kirkgaard and Freddie Townhill took out first prize with The Dream team of Ernie Baake, Moe Deverdine, Jack Levy & Dan Dorothy in second place. Café Kronborg team comprising of Dave Richardson, Stu Rifkin, Rob Brown & Karen
Brown finished in third place. Results for Bjarne’s Birthday 4-Man Scramble at Plutaluang: 1st – The Danish Team – Net 56.1 (Gross 60, Handicap 3.9) 2nd – The Dream Team – Net 57.6 (Gross 67, Handicap 9.4) 3rd – Café Kronborg Team – Net 59.3 (Gross 68, Handicap 8.7) It was straight back to Café Kronborg after the golf for presentations and of course the usual fabulous food there. Everyone attending received a lucky draw prize of which many were kindly supplied by the Pattaya Sports Club so a big thank you to the PSC. Many thanks were extended to everyone for attending and especially the Nielson Family for hosting the event.
Golf from the Travellers Rest Golf from Tropical Bert’s
by Barry Hooper
A Bit Damp I am sorry but this week there has not been anything crop up that catches my immediate attention. Just the usual outings, four to be precise. One made to a course that we have not visited in some time “Mountain Shadow” But the weekend cost on offer was just to good to be passed up after the demise and financial antics of our normal weekend venue. However what had not been banked on after play was to return to Pattaya only to be caught just as everyone arrived back at the hotel in a deluge that left everyone feeling a little bit damp. The first foray of the week was to Greenwood on Monday the 2nd Courses B &C Good numbers taking part again. But only the one division not sure why. Neil Allison was the top man on the day with thirtynine and a full six clear of second spot Mike Rushant who had to have a count back over Peter Clark both with thirty-three. Fourth was Willy Wilcox at thirty-two after he beat Fergus on the count back. Only the one two and that was from Fergus Tuesday the 3rd had us visit the Plutaluang. Have not been there for some weeks. A fair group took part. Just the one division again.
A good course this and obviously suited John Thornber who came home with the win from thirtyseven points. Just the one back was David Booth and one further back for third Peter Clark. Two Two’s - Ito Akitoshi and Neil Allison Thursday the 5th and out to our regular venue of Phoenix. Mountain and Lakes A very good turnout yet again and so two full divisions. And Guess what? It was a lady that took top honours
top with thirty-six. Leading Steve Carlton in by just the one point. Mike Sanders was another two back at thirtythree for third spot. Four two’s Andrew Mellett at the fourth. Roger Wilkinson at the eighth and Steve Carlton and Roger Wilkinson again at the eleventh Saturday 7th and our first ever visit for some time to “Mountain Shadow” Yet another very good turnout with many old faces returning from the winter weather in their home
Saturday 2nd Division Winners John Thornber, Tewin Lamthong and Neil Low yet again in Division 2 this countries. So two divisions week. Paula Byrne to be Division 1 exact with thirty-eight points. Fergus Brennan was top Neil Allison was second with with thirty-five after taking thirty-five after and Roger it on count back over Mike Wilkinson third at thirty-three Rushant. Mike Sanders was after beating Mark Krysl on third with thirty-four just the count-back. pipping Bill Shepley on the Division 1 had the boss count-back. himself Fergus Brennan at the In Division 2 the day
by Derek Brook
Rayong Country Club Stableford Here we are, another Friday, good group of people gathering for golf at Tropical Bert’s and there is no rain in sight. What a way to finish the week. After wolfing down our ‘Golfer’s Special’ breakfast and sorting out the transport, we were off to what has become a favorite venue for our group. Arrival at the course was typical for a Friday with a couple of other groups arriving a bit ahead of us so the area seemed a bit crowded. The staff however were efficient as usual and
we were off the first tee just a few minutes after our 10 o’clock tee time. The course was found in good condition and ther was continued evidence that the management are continuing to work to bring the course to a higher standard. Only complant heard was over the new metal hole liners. Evidently a putt or two bounced out rather than dropping in after hitting the metal liner. This is the third different type of hole liner they have tried at this course so maybe we’ll see something different in the future. Our groups were around in a bit over four hours and after quick showers, with Fish ‘N Chips and Bangers
‘N Mash on special back at Tropical Bert’s, our group headed back for drinks, food and the prize presentation. What started out as a fine day certainly ended up the same way with Karen Brown beating her handicap and taking first place over all the guys. We play every Tuesday and Friday from Bert’s and all are welcome. RESULTS : 1st: Karen Brown (36) 37pts, 2nd: Peter Whitehead (23) 36pts, 3rd: Derek Brook (13) 34pts, on countback over, 4th: Henry O’Brien (17) 34pts. Near Pins: Daryl Evans, Rob Brown (2)
belonged to Neil Low with his thirty-four pointer. Two back was Tewin Lamthong at thirty-two for second after beating John Thornber on the count-back. No two’s so a traditional bell ring at the hotel. However it should be noted that not one of the first division winning top four was available for the photo shoot at the presentation. A bit sad that I thought. So all the glory goes to the second division winners and it is justly deserved. If you want any further information about the golf outings played by the TRGG please contact Fergus
Brennan on 0860567019 or call in to the Travellers Rest in Soi LK Metro. Detailed Results for the week – Monday 2nd November at Greenwood Neil Allison 39 hc 19 Mike Rushant 33 hc 12 c/b Peter Clark 33 hc 12 c/b Willy Wilcox 32 hc 19 c/b Fergus Brennan 32 hc 09 Tuesday 3rd at Plutaluang John Thornber 37 hc 16 David Booth 36 hc 13 Peter Clark 35 hc 12 Neil Allison 34 hc 17 c/b Ito Akitoshi 34 hc 07 c/b Thursday 5th November at Phoenix (Mountain and Lakes) Division One
Fergus Brennan 36 hc 10 Steve Carlton 35 hc 07 Mike Sanders 33 hc 09 Hugh Byrne 32 hc 10 c/b Andrew Mellett 32 hc 05 c/b Division Two Paula Byrne 38 hc 27 Neil Allison 35 hc 17 Roger Wilkinson 33 hc 16 c/b Mark Krysl 33 hc 29 c/b Saturday 31st October at Mountain Shadow Division 1 Fergus Brennan 35 hc 10 c/b Mike Rushant 35 hc 12 c/b Mike Sanders 34 hc 09 c/b Bill Shepley 34 hc 03 c/b Division 2 Neil Low 34 hc 20 Tewin Lamthong 32 hc 14 c/b John Thornber 32 hc 16 c/b Roger Wilkinson 31 hc 16
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ew Kids doing the same Block: A new go-go bar, or any other kind of bar for that matter, needs a ‘hook’ to attract customers and maybe build a regular clientele. For some reason, so many Thai operators and not a few foreigners don’t seem to understand this. Why would a veteran bar-hopper want to spend time in a den offering absolutely nothing different to another dozen or more of its compatriots? OK, installing a Jacuzzi or a shower room has been done; if you can’t do it better or different then don’t bother. Having ping-pong balls to throw like offal at a bunch of feral hyenas is old hat. Most theme dens are theme in name only. But this is one of the reasons why the Airport go-go (Walking Street) is doing quite well: it has established a theme and pretty much managed to maintain it to a greater or lesser degree. Unless a new chrome pole palace is employing a dozen or more of the best-looking or friendliest dancers in Fun Town it’s not going to be regarded as a must visit for most customers. Most people are creatures of habit and, after finding a few places they enjoy, will stick with them for the majority of their holiday. It might be one specific bar or a clutch of four or five spread around Fun Town. I know a lot of people who haven’t been on Walking Street for years. They spend their nights in their favourite joints in places like Soi Post Office, Soi Yamato, Soi Buakhow or up in Soi’s 8, 7 and 2. They need a very good reason to be drawn out of their comfort zone. This leads me into a tale of two of the newest go-go’s
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on Walking Street, as well as an old failure that has reopened its benighted doors. These have taken the score of chrome pole palaces on Walking Street to an alltime high of 54. The three joints are Cosy’s, Iron and Utopia. All three, in my opinion, are very different to each other. Iron opened in October and has had pretty good reviews since. It’s a copy of Airport in the sense that it is long and narrow, although wider than the latter. The first stage is the bogstandard dancing arena with chrome poles and a halfdozen ladies in g-strings, some with hand-assisted wardrobe malfunctions. Then there is the Jacuzzi that appears to be brought on-line as it were after the den has been opened for a half-hour or so. Usually four ladies in need of urgent ablutions are soaped up. Finally, there is the ‘bed and whipping’ stage with six or seven ladies who appear to have been in such a hurry to get on stage they only had time to put on a pair of shoes. Anyone who has spent time in Airport will recognise the layout; imitation as they say… Despite its derivative nature Iron is a good bar with about 40 dancers, some of whom are very easy on the optic nerve. The music is quite good car alarm and draught amber fluid at 65 baht is the all-night discounted thirst quencher. A Jacuzzi with wet damsels is a Jacuzzi with wet damsels in any place and the flogging with the foam rubber stage is possibly done better in other places such as Windmill Club (Soi Diamond), Baby Dolls
and What’s Up (both in Soi 15). Well worth a couple of drinks. The Cosy’s go-go, underneath the Polo show go-go, currently being renovated, is in a different class to Iron and most of the other new dens around town. No real expense was involved in the fit-out, be it lighting, seating or sound system. Under the management of long-time Pattaya nightlife character Khun Satit it proved to be no better or worse than I thought it might. Draught amber at 55 baht is the cheap libation option while most other liquids are over the odds at around 120 baht. The place is quite compact and, dare I say it, cosy. The music is bearable. Unfortunately the dancing damsels have been issued with a dreadful red ensemble of see-through skirt and top. Even an East European female customer with silicon implants who was caressing the chrome poles when I went in couldn’t make the costume look remotely sexy. The place only opened at the beginning of November so, to be fair, it will take some time to settle in and so it was no surprise the dancing damsels were an ordinary crew, albeit friendly in that ‘I massage your neck, you buy me drink’ timehonoured hustle. As one of the spruikers signs out the front erroneously read: ‘come and it’ I think Cosy is a one drink maximum right now. Once they find the ‘get’ for the sign it might abode worthy of more interest. The old failure that has re-opened is Utopia (Soho Square). The mamasans, for there are two, were stress-testing the back stage when I wandered in with a friend. And by stress testing I mean that literally, for both looked as if they could travel to Japan disguised as Sumo wrestlers. To say they were overweight is doing a disservice to the word. The dancers, what there were of them (I counted 12), were an average crew, the music was crap and I can only ask why the owners bothered to re-open. Ask for your money back. A Nice Watering Hole: As regular readers will be well aware I’m not a great fan of beer bars, for a variety of reasons ranging from the generally over-priced
nature of their libations (by comparison with most of their go-go cousins) to the constant pestering by itinerant sellers of anything and everything nobody really wants to buy after the sun goes down. It doesn’t mean I don’t or won’t go into them, but I rarely see much of a reason to write about them. One beer bar I have been past on many occasions and always noticed because it appeared to have some attractive wallet emptiers is the Billabong, situated on the dogleg corner of Soi LK Metro. Obviously owned by a fellow Aussie (who, I might stress I do not know personally) I dropped in for the first time recently and was happy I did so. Although I finished up chatting to the biggest girl in the place, she was a friendly lady with a lovely face: just the kind you’d like to come across as often as possible. It’s certainly a good place to watch the passing parade of people wandering up from Soi Diana Inn and heading towards Soi Buakhow and vice versa. Downsized but not much different: When it was Club Electric Blue (and before that Baby 3) it was one of the biggest go-go’s on Walking Street, but now as the Roxy show go-go it has been dwarfed into about a quarter of its previous size. Happy hour is between 8:00 and 10:00pm with draught amber fluid, house liver wasters and lolly water 65 baht. The place is well appointed and the music quite good, but had less atmosphere than Uranus. There were about 14 dancing damsels and quite a few are quite attractive and appeared friendly enough; in percentage terms the quality was high enough even if the numbers weren’t. The shows, if that’s what Roxy is trying to build a name on, need a lot of work. I can assure the operators of Angelwitch (Soi 15), Pattaya’s number one show bar, they don’t need to be worried about any competition. One featured the song ‘Sex Bomb’, although it wasn’t sung by Tom Jones but sounded more like an inebriated Maurice Chevalier impersonating Boris Karloff. A one-drink place, possibly two if you find a wallet emptier you fancy.
Tales from the Crib: Scottish Bill, a long-time expat resident of Fun Town with a stable of damsels in financial distress for whom he assumes the charitable role of fund provider while they, barter-like, provide a more tactile service, recently sent me an email about one of his coterie. This lady, one of his ‘regulars’, imparted a sad tale. While asleep in her room she claimed to have forgotten to lock her door and whilst she was in the never-never Land of Eternal Som Dtam she told Bill someone must have come in and purloined her mobile
phone. Bill parted with 1,500 baht to enable the said damsel to purchase a new mobile phone. The next morning the happy young thing phoned Bill, but he noticed the number was the one she normally used. When he asked her about this, she claimed the thief had removed the SIM card before making off with her old device. Obviously a true Thai version of Robin Hood; and I’m the Tooth Fairy. Piece of Pith: If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there (Will Rogers)
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Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across 1 Associate of Marley admitting fool, who delivers “A Christmas Carol” (9) 6 Heavy animal, lighter after head transplant? (5) 9 Snooker’s foul chic, past its sell-by date? (2-3) 10 Paul’s backing Richard to catch wife with alien in position that’s not silly? (9) 11 Male hairdresser’s video 24 (4,6) 12 A peculiar plant (4) 14 Woman shot has whole operation (7) 15 Again happen to see joint queen passed back, given to mongrel (7) 17 What’s leaving? Two foul nuts (7) 19 24 lost if not all there? (7) 20 Jazz phrase’s beat (4) 22 24s here, getting freedom crushed (10) 25 Soldier and I squirming in grip of feminist (9) 26 Liz’s prince drinks a bottle of medicine (5) 27 20 with propriety (5) 28 Misguided silent god, as Orwellian character (9)
Down 1 Small amount required to secure second 24 (5) 2 Sort items out, as most rough (9) 3 Warm around volcanic rim, so may be asserted (10) 4 24 where devil tucks into fish (7) 5 Speaker’s studied beloved animal (3,4) 6 Musical a let-down for enjoyment? (4) 7 Hot tip for this 24 (5) 8 Dismissed stings as tricks (9) 13 Thus Spurs accepting blame for jealous disparagement (4,6) 14 Focus, when obscure plot visible? (9) 16 Electrical salesman might do this, say, for a woman’s enemy? (9) 18 24 bad in the end (7) 19 April written, however … (regarding Boris?) (7) 21 Musical 24 (5) 23 Bob or Thomas messing with Lady Hamilton’s rear (5) 24 Part of a rubber duck when shot, say? (4)
Hope you enjoy the Crossword
Find the word which, when placed after the first word & before the second To solve the puzzle, each row, column and word, will form two more words. box must contain each of the numbers 1 to Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 9. Solution on page 42. 9 4
6 7 2
YOU WOULD imagine that with such a name this puzzle originated in Japan, but it has been around for many years in the UK. However, the Japanese found an example under the title ‘Number Place’ in an American magazine and translated it as something quite different: su meaning number; doku which translates as single or bachelor. It immediately caught an in Japan, where number puzzles are much more prevalent than word puzzles. Crosswords don’t work well in the Japanese language:
Transfers are useful Just about the most colourful opening bid in bridge is one no trump. It gives a fairly close point count (15-17 usually according to partnership agreement) although some older players still use it weak (12-14 points which has some pre-emptive value against the opposition) or even very weak 10-12
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.
(mistakenly called the mini no trump). The responder has many choices in replying to one no trump according to the shape of his hand: Stayman asking about a four card major and Transfers are just two of the options. In today’s deal, your partner opens one no trump (15-17) and you hold ♠ Q 10 9 8 7 6, ♥ A 6 2, ♦ 6 3 2, ♣ 5. The right hand opponent passes, so what do you say? In
1. Back Coach 2. Shin Shaker 3. Stereo Cast 4. Dead Jaw 5. Stair Being 6. Out Rid 7. Glad Ounce 8. High Beat 9. Mass Age 10.Friend Ship
Solution Issue 04
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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters
1. nag ledd 2. i gor den 3. ali c cur 4. shin rag 5. rule etc 6. h pay pun 7. raw ford 8. ton foes 9. sep vine 10.pert cex olden times, this hand would have been hard to handle because you have a good, if fragmentary, six card suit but high card points are thin on the ground. It’s possible there is a game in spades, but you cannot be sure. The answer is Transfers – you call two hearts which forces partner to bid two spades. You then raise to three spades which partner can pass, or raise to four spades or even convert to three no trumps according to his judgment.
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... The other advantage of Transfers is that the bid allows the good hand, your partner’s, to remain hidden from the opponents as you will almost certainly be the dummy. This makes it harder for the defence to play a strategy when the hand with the higher points remains concealed. But as with all conventions, you have to discuss Transfers with your partner first before adding them to your system. Otherwise you will end up in a real pickle.
ANSWERS 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
Slip Out Hem Moon Head Saw Some Cup Play Life
ANSWERS 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
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Cafe Le Mar Pizzas in Paradise
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers
Jomtien’s most popular Riviera styled eatery, Café Le Mar, has added another facet to its multi-themed attractions and yet another reason to visit this beach brasserie: it now boasts a true Italian Pizzeria. The frontage has been enlarged to accommodate Le Mar Pizzeria where the open kitchen puts on show the pizzaiolos performing their craft in a flurry of culinary cabaret. Naples is the spiritual home of the pizza and the true Neapolitan pizza is even
Dear Food Lovers,
recognized by the EU as a “copyrighted” traditional speciality. So when the proprietor of Café Le Mar, Shan Firouzi, made the decision to build his pizzeria he wanted only the very best and to recreate a slice of southern Italy on the shores of Jomtien Bay. After extensive inquiries and research he realised his only course of action was to contact Bangkok’s papa of pizza, the Neapolitan chef and pizza wizard, Michele Peternoster, and thus Le Mar Pizzzeria was conceived. Both Shan and Michele are perfectionists and this
is utterly reflected in their authentic Napoli-style pizzas. Only the best ingredients have been sourced. The best dough can only be made with the best flour and only the top grade “farina” is used in the making of these pizzas. The iconic Margherita (B.160) tops the Classico menu and continues through Napolitana, Frutti di mare and our favourite, Quattro Stagioni (4 seasons). Vegetarian, white pizza (without tomatoes), Calzone and the house “specialties make up this wide-ranging rota of Neapolitan pies. When Mick and I visited we opted to sit on the terrace and take in the night air and the spectacular palm fringed Jomtien beach. Café Le Mar does however, offer fashionable zone serving from classic wining and dining in air-conditioned style, sipping very exclusive teas and coffees in the salon or enjoying the company at the popular bar or even hedonistic seclusion on the roof-top VIP lounge. We launched our evening with a shared appetiser of New Zealand mussels steamed in white wine and garlic butter. These substantial, plump beauties were served in their shells
I love mussels and have enjoyed many a dish of them in restaurants throughout Thailand. Can you recommend a recipe with a French twist? Many thanks, regards, Frank. Dear Frank, Yes, we both love mussels too. They are perfect for a starter or as a main course with lots of French bread to mop up all the juices. Here’s recipe using cider, but of course you could substitute white wine instead. Enjoy – regards, Mick and Di MUSSELS WITH CIDER Serves 4 Cider gives a slight sweet tang, which we think works well. 3.5kg live mussels, rinsed and cleaned 1 pint cider 1 fennel, diced 1 large carrot, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 150ml double cream 1 tbsp chopped chives 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped tarragon Heat a saucepan and empty in the mussels – they will sizzle and steam. Immediately pour in the cider, shake the pan and cover. Simmer for 1 minute. Lift the lid and add the fennel, carrot and garlic. Cover for another minute, shaking the pan occasionally. By now all the mussels should be open. Pour in the cream and return to a simmer. Toss in the herbs and serve immediately with bread to soak up the juices.
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swimming in a heady garlic emulsion and were quite delicious, tender and sweet. Our chosen quattro stagioni pizza was then served molten and bubbling on to the table. The thin crust was flavourful and perfectly textured: the crisp slightly blackened bottom combined with a moist, yeasty fullness. Ham, mushrooms, mozzarella, spinach (and our requested extras of anchovies and pepperoni) bedecked the top stopping at the right distance shy of the edge leaving a rim of crust that wasn’t too broad or puffy. We were sold – these pizzaiolos know their job! The new “true taste of Napoli” menu also offers antipasti featuring a platter of three imported Italian cold cuts or cheeses of your
name a couple. We indulged our love of this bread by dunking this naked crust into house vinegar balsamico and fruity olive oil; quite delicious. The a la carte menu covers all culinary desires from morning to night. Breakfast is an overall B.110 with small supplements for extra items such as sausage, bacon, ham etc. Burgers (from B.120) and creative sandwiches,
choice, together with pizza bread and honey melon from B.260. Much loved bruschetta (on pizza bread) is not forgotten and here the selection includes, Tirolese (speck, Gorgonzola cheese, Italian basil, black olives and extra virgin olive oil, Rustica (fresh tomato, smoked salmon, dill, and onion) to
(open rye bread with thin slices of roast beef and remoulade, a Napoleon deep fried triple sandwich filled with ham and mozzarella) provide the snack element while the Thai menu’s selection of over fifty dishes is one of the best Mick and I have seen for a long while. As a seaside location they
specialise in fresh fish and their house signature dish of steamed snowfish with soy sauce, shredded spring onion and ginger is a definite musttry. We had no room for “afters” but recommend that you should delve into the home-made ice creams, crepe suzettes, banana fritters and delectable pastries for a sweet finale. Shan is a coffee aficionado and his knowledge on this subject is huge. The Wallenford Blue Mountain coffee is a legendary brew and the bergamot tea is in a class of its own. Cafe Le Mar is a fabulous location in this part of town providing a comfortable and pleasing rendezvous with the focus on quality at pleasantly affordable prices. There are so many reasons to visit this beach-side brasserie and one more has now been added: to sit beside the ocean and indulge in a slice of Napoli on the shores of Jomtien. Located on Jomtien Beach Road in front of Jomtien Beach Paradise resort, south of Soi Chaiapruk. Open daily from 10 am till midnight. Tel: (038) 233 466 or 089 932 3920. Website: www.cafelemarpattaya.com.
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Mantra Restaurant & Bar
Wolf Blass Wine Dinner
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Saturday 24th October was the date, Mantra Restaurant & Bar the venue for an exquisite evening of wining and dining on the award winning vintages produced by the celebrated winemakers, Wolf Blass from Southern Australia. The remarkable structure of the chic Mantra Bar and Restaurant (set in the grounds of Amari Hotel on Beach Road) has been wowing it’s patrons for many years now and provides one of the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan enclaves on the bay. It is living proof that ambitious, innovative culinary concepts can succeed if executed with professionalism and panache. Enter through the soaring teak doors and you’ll be blown away by the spectacularly designed bar shimmering in vibrant red and black décor. It was here that we rendezvoused to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif and to clink our glasses as an overture to the extravagant, gourmet high that was to come. Mantra’s signature red colour scheme segues into the restaurant where it’s seven cooking stations present gourmet international cuisine from Japan, India, China, the Mediterranean, a superb grill kitchen and lava stone area and the huge, briny fish tank. However, we were invited to the Wolf Blass
Wine Dinner and the curtain raiser to this latest Exploration Wine Dinner was sensational. Delicate yellow tail carpaccio, infused with white truffle oil, parmigiano reggiano and wild rucola salad set the scene for the pageant of dishes to come. The delicacy and subtleness of this debut dish was extraordinary; a true
pasta steeped in squid ink was peerless. Snow fish is always an extravagant choice and a wonderful canvas on which infuse flavours but this time it was nirvana; the fish had been pan seared to perfection and the silky emulsion of squid ink on the angel hair was masterly. Accompanied by the Yellow Label Chardonnay 2007 this
gastrosexual moment! The accompanying wine for this course was Wolf Blass Red Label, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2007 whose vibrant fruity, citrusy flavours diplomatically enhanced the refinement of the recipe. We started ‘mmming’ at this point and didn’t stop! More delights were to follow. In a moment of luxury overload, pan seared herb crust snow fish filet on a bed of angel hair
course, for me, was the star of the evening and a true stellar of a dish. It’s been a long time since Mick and I have eaten rabbit, but Executive Chef Supachai’s recipe and rendition was outstanding. The rabbit had been intensely braised in a red wine sauce and was escorted by ceps and chanterelle mushrooms, parsnips and buttered pearl onions. The attending wine for this course was a Yellow Label Merlot 2006. This medium to full bodied wine with its fruity flavour and fine tannins proved a marriage made in heaven. Charcoal grilled Australian beef medallion with gratinated potatoes, grilled vegetables and beef jus was the penultimate stop on this culinary
voyage. Succulent meltin-the-mouth beef with just the right amount of pinkness was a delight and served with Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 imparted a deeply satisfying experience. Brie, Camembert and Gruyere were the chosen cheeses and again were superb; perfectly tempered to show off their individual traits. Our only tiniest cavil is that Mick and I prefer to accompany our cheese with bread rather than crackers but this is purely a personal preference of ours, and I shouldn’t even be mentioning it. The Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 which we supped with the final course was a strong, silky textured palate of rich flavours bold enough to complement the intenseness of the cheese. Coffee and sweet endings brought down the curtain on this most memorable of gastro-events, Mick and I didn’t stop talking about the wine-food-blending for quite a while. Our ‘mmming’ started on the first course (actually on the creative canapes in the bar) and didn’t stop until we reached the car park! If you get the chance to attend one of Mantra’s Global Exploration Wine Dinners do your best to go as they are culinary occasions not to be missed and memories for the making. Chef Supachai is a gustatory guru. Mantra Restaurant is open daily from 6.00 pm till 1.00 am. The bar opens at 5.00 pm. The celebrated Sunday Buffet here is served from 11.00 am to 15.00. Tel: (038) 429 591 or visit www.mantrapattaya.com.
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(ptmbo-k0109)Beach Road Soi 8 Sexy Bar for Rent. Key money 80,000/year. Rent 18,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387. (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. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. (ptbo-c0409)Bar for Sale. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai). (ptbo-g1009)Restaurant for Sale. In prestigious location of Pattaya, Naklua, Wongamat Beach. The shop is surrounded by Hotels, Resorts, Condos, Near Centara Mirage, Sky Beach condo, Northpoint. All equip included, 130sqm. Leasehold, Rent pcm only 7,000 baht. Sale for 1,950,000 bht (Offers Considered) Call Gianni 085 110 1161. (ptbo-g1009)Real Estate Agency all equip included, 45sqm. In prestigious location of Pattaya, Naklua, Wongamat Beach. The shop is surrounded by Hotels, Resorts, Condos, Near Centara Mirage, Sky Beach condo, Northpoint. Leasehold, Rent pcm only 7,000 baht. Sale for 850,000 bht (Offers Considered) Call Gianni 085 110 1161. (ptbo-g1009)Empty Shop. 45sqm. In prestigious location of Pattaya, Naklua, Wongamat Beach. The shop is surrounded by Hotels, Resorts, Condos, Near Centara Mirage, Sky Beach condo, Northpoint. Leasehold, Rent pcm only 7,000 baht. Sale for 650,000 bht (Offers Considered) Call Gianni 085 110 1161. (ptbo-b0509)For selfemployees and potential investors, Video game and retail store at good location for Sale. For more information Call 089 600 9545.
Classified 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 – email@example.com Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located in central Pattaya, there are 16 rooms a well stocked bar with pool table and included in the price are 20 motorbikes. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: email@example.com Bar/Guest House – Located just off soi buakhao, this busy bar has 4 rooms for rent as well as a staff room. The owner is relocating so this business is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bar/Guest House – This guest house located in central Pattaya has 12 rooms , a fully fitted commercial kitchen , and fully stocked bar with pool table. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info
Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known walking street bar, this business is a turn key operation and is ready to make big money. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com BS1035: 34 rooms, Serviced apartment building has just come on the Market. Fully functional kitchen inclusive of all bar and furniture, All rooms have A/C, TV & Refrigerator, This business is located in Jomtien 10 minutes walk to the beach, Must sell quickly at the price of 35 million FREE HOLD ! Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com (ptbo-p0209)Thai Restaurant for Sale. Urgent Sale, All Equipment included, Soi Make in Thailand Opposite Central Beach. 420,000 bht. Call 084 928 7489 or 087 050 9197. (ptbo-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. 45-Rooms + 1 BigHouse Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/ month selling for 15 million Call: 081 244 6970. Restaurant –An opportunity to purchase Pattaya only original 50’s diner, complete with one of the largest collections of 1950’s memorabilia. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Laundry – This busy laundry located in central Pattaya has been fitted out to the highest of standards and is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: email@example.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Intercon tinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640. (pta-pl0008)Pro Language we offer a variety of effective and enjoyable language courses. English, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Thai course. For foreigner from beginner to advance including a preparation for the Grade 6 examination by ministry of education. 3 year ED Visa for full time students. Please call for Free Trial Lesson. Opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038489-225-7 Fax. 038-489-228 www.prolanguage.co.th
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Huge House for sale in Naklua area. Very close to sanctuary of truth. Located in a nice and quiet villag. 213 Talangwah with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 separate living room, 2 separate dining room, 2 kitchen, 1 dirty kitchen, 1 laundry room, 1 storage room, 9 air-conditioned. Private swimming pool, beautiful landscape garden, UBC,internet, water pump, For quick sale at 13 million baht. Call 089 607 9850
(ptm-j0309)Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 4.8 million Tel. 081 153 2422. (ptm-c0109)Bargain Opportunity. Luxury Bungalow Completed January 2007. Good location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, aircon, etc. 24 hours security. Cost 4 million baht will sell for 3 million baht. Parking several cars. Tel. Thai 089 669 1507, Tel. English 085 934 5411. (ptmhs-r0409)House for Sale in Pattaya with Lovely Sea View, 300 metres from beach, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool. 332tw land, A/C throughout. 25 million baht (buy direct from owner) 087 833 1719, sales@ pattayahousebuilders.com (ptmhs-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool,sala, garden, 4 airconditioners,UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hispeed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085-1201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.
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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 pr 081 357 7491. Truly 25% discount OFF the original price. Magnificent and Fabulous Beach Side Living at a very low price. You can design and build your own house on the remaining plots. Hurry there are only 10 remaining plots left. Plots range from 520 sqm to 680 sqm. Price starts at 7 Million Baht. Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Gorgeous Houses for Sale and Investment. Absolutely all brand new houses, in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Located in Naklua Area. Only a few minutes away from Pattaya, very convenient, no hassle on driving around the city. Accessible to public transportations. Ready to move in. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beautiful Family House Very spacious house in Soi Siam Country Club, with big swimming pool in well kept garden. 3 Beds,3 baths and large lounge. Quality furnished throughout, European kitchen, high security alarm system and electric gate (only 800 meters from Sukhumvit Road) Don’t miss this one!! Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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 HS1297: This property is located in the Maprachan Lake Area, on 998 Sq m Land, A Thai/Bali Type house with a large lap pool, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and beautiful tropical gardens! Asking Price 10 Million Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
HS1294: This 2 storey property has just come available located in east Pattaya. A great little first time buy, 2 bedrooms, held in a company formation, Only 1.4 Million Baht Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038231-931, 087-021-7014 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exciting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home
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such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/ Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which
makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Thaibali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes right in the heart of Jomtien. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for…..this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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French Style Town House Freshly painted, nice window shutters, 2 bedroom 3 bathroom Air Conditioned. Very quiet secured area in South Pattaya, Some furniture included in sale. Only 3mb Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www. pattayaoceanproperty.com 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
Classified Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14 Million Baht. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings……examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Situated local to the ISR, furnished, quiet location but close to main routes to Bangkok & Pattaya. 3 double bedrooms c/w fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, large lounge & dinning area, European kitchen, Full AC, swimming pool c/w jacuzzi set in a well laid out private garden, total area 145sqw/580sqm. 6M Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. 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
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Fax: (038) 374535 Brand New Two Bedroom House at East Pattaya Knock Down Price: For QUICK SALE!!! A fantastic opportunity for first time buyers or investors seeking a property at an affordable price. Newly constructed home in company name, enjoy your lifestyle. Make your dream come true!!!! 1.99 Million Tel.038 723 995, www.property-inpattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai)
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(ptm-j0309) Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 25,000 baht/ month Tel. 081 153 2422. (ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Eurokitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 28,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (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. Newly Renovated Farang Owner Townhouse for Rent. Convenient location at Pattaya Tai, 3 bedrooms 2 bahtrooms, big living room and kitchen, with balcony and car park, fully furnished. Interested please call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmhr-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool,sala, garden , 4 airconditioners,UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hi-speed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085-1201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970.
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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) Lovely 3 Bedroom Furnished Home with enclosed garden & lawn areas. Very quiet secured villiage with Communal Pool. Situated only one minute to Pattaya/Bangkok hwy near crocodile farm 22,000 pm Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com HRVTVF: This property located View Talay Villas Jomtien, A unique 1 bedroom Villa with its own private swimming pool, A/C and euro kitchen. Long term only, 35,000 Per Month for a 12 month agreement, Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1200: This large bungalow has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, located in SP village 5, fully furnished, New house, European kitchen with appliances, Priced at 50,000 p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR0525: If you are looking for peace and quiet and a small development then this is the property for you!! This 2 storey house has 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with free internet!! Hurry before this one goes too! 20,000P/M Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
HR1193: These private 2 storey properties are located in Pratamnak. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and modern furniture, European kitchen, ADSL, UBC and communal swimming pool also inclusive of CCTV for extra peace of mind. Priced at 28,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1195: These properties are located in Jomtien in a small development of 6-8 bungalows. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL, private swimming pool only30, 000bht p/m. short term available. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1185: This house has just recently come available and is located in Naklua. Consists of 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. priced very reasonable for this size house at 30,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1192: This property is located in East Pattaya. It is a 2 storey Townhouse 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 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
HR1180: This property is located near the crocodile farm in east Pattaya. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 23,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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
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Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com New 2 storey shophouse units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/ kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME- 3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi
in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS
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(pta-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,000-28,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433(Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com
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Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wi-fi Rent: 3,000/ month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1085
(ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quite and clean with in house laundry and supermarket by European management. Only 5 minutes walk to the Big C and Lotus Supercenter in North Pattaya. Furnished standard apartments 3,000 baht/month. Furnished air conditioned apartments 3,700 baht/month. Daily rent 390 baht with aircon. Call 089 938 6022. (ptrr-p0509) Siam Wave Hotel near Jomtien, A/C, Swimming Pool, Internet, Cable TV. 5,000 bht/month Call 084 867 4635. (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), email@example.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.
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Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. Casa Paradise Condominium Soi 6 , Pratamnak Close to Pattaya Park. 53 sqm. 4th floor,Corner Studio in Need of Refurbishment with Big Balcony. You wont find a room of this size in this very sought after area at this price of only 890,000 Baht (In Foreign Name) Be Quick!! Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Spanish Place Sukhumvit Rd., Two 32 sqm. Studios Side by Side 1st floor in Need of Refurbishment only 1.2 million baht for both ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com,e-mail: email@example.com Flybird Condominium South Pattaya, 28 sqm,studio 5th floor. Retiled, empty room in foreign name . Ideal for letting very cheap price only 390,000 bht. Be Quick!! Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Royal Beach Condominium 200 Metres From Cozy Beach Pratumnak. 38 sqm 9th floor studio, beautifully renovated with quality furniture, LCD TV and more. Nice balcony for beautiful sea views. A lovely room in a prestige area. Fantastic bargain 1.3 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : email@example.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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org View Talay 2A Building, 8th Floor, 37 sqm. Studio Jomtien Beach, Sea View, Furnished, A/C, a very popular building, good investment ideal for letting only 1.6 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 : email@example.com View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : email@example.com Angket Condominium 500 meters to Jomtien Beach, 45 sqm. Corner studio, 2 big balconies. For sea view, refurbished with new furniture, LCD big screen TV, Kitchen, fridge, freezer,
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everything new. The building is now being refurbished and this room represents excellent value for money real bargain only 1.5 mil baht. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org New Angket Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : email@example.com 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org (ptmcs-s0209)Angket Condominium - Perfect Sea View Corner Unit with 79 sqm. 1 bedroom. Brand new, fully furnished. Call 087 672 2020 or 086 312 9126. (ptmcs-j2408)Royal Green Area, Khao Pratamnak Rd. 60 sq.m. living room, 30 sq.m. bedroom. 3 condos together, turn into one big apartment. Fully furnished, beautiful seaview. 200 meters from beach (up great area). 8th floor, 3 bathrooms, car parking, 24 hours security, cable, key card entry. Foreign name. 3.5 mil. baht. Tel: 080 638 2240 or 085 6975060.
(ptmcs-a2408)ViewTalay 6 Condo-Two Back from Beach Front Side Facing Walking Street. 86 sqm9th floor-Foreign Name4,900,000 Baht Unfurnished Shell 087 145 8491. (ptmcs-nat0309)Beautiful View Talay 5D for Sale. 140 m2, 3rd floor, 3bedrooms, big balcony, beautiful view Jomtien side. Fully furnished. Foreign ownership 7,800,000 Baht (incl. transfer). Tel: 081 003 3521, Email: post@ giganett.no (ptmcs-r2408)Amazing Condo in Jomtien 45 sqm, 9th floor, panoramic sea view, huge balcony, swimming pool, convenience store, fully furnished, A/C, European kitchen, electric stove, sink, bed, storage & closet, sofa, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD. 24H Security, parking lot. Foreign name. 1.8 Million Baht or best offer. Call 085 347 9257 before 5:00 pm and e-mail: email@example.com for pictures. (ptmcs-g0109)Baan Suan Lalana, top floor, nice views, totally refurbed, nice condo – Foreign owner. 1.250 M. 087 901 5229/084 105 4533. (ptmcs-g1209)Sale View Talay Condo Project 5. Located on Jomtien Dongtan beach on fl. 21(top), very wonderful sea view and greenery view. 55 sqm. luxury fully fitting furnished. 100% perfect condition. Elegant design & very nice decoration, Beautiful guarantee! Luxury Cozy breezy & newly. 3.19 mil. by owner (foreigner name) 081 933 2240, firstname.lastname@example.org. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/ viewtalay
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(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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.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 Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. For only 1.3 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Condo for only 3 Million Baht. Located at Wong Amart Beach. Luxurious Studio, 53 sqm at high floor, fully furnished with built-in furniture. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.
An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 20 Million Baht, 260 sqm, two levels, with great interior designs, a spacious living area, executively decorated, breath taking sea view, just 1 minute walk to Wong Amart Beach and accessible to everywhere, good facilities are available. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 aircons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.
Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach Great unobstructed sea views to Koh Larn, Spaciously set out in 163 sqm. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 14 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach, Sea views face to Laem Chabang ,Spaciously set out in 125 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 8.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach Condo for sale 125 sqm., 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For quick sale @ 7.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beach House (situated in the garden of a good condo d e v e l o p m e n t ) Wo n g a m a t Beach (Immediate Beachfront) 250 sqm. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, modern style kitchen with washing machine and dryer, all sports facilities inc. Swimming pool / tennis and car parking etc.A private house with all the facilities of a condo set in a well kept private garden. Bangkok owner wants to sell quickly. (This area commands a selling price of over 26 Million Baht) Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. CS1345: This apartment is located in the Residence Jomtien. A newly renovated Studio apartment of 53sqm, Euro kitchen, A/C, fully furnished modern style, foreign quota, 7th floor, Priced at 2.6 million. Call for more info 084 780 8457 by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
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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 2.180 million CHEAPEST UNIT AVAILABLE! Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1331: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien. 42sqm fully furnished, kitchenette, A/C, foreign name 990,000 THB ! What more can you ask for? Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1169: A spacious 105 Sqm Apartment, Corner unit, 6th Floor, 1 bedroom ( originally 2 bed ) located in Jomtien. Modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Priced at 6 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 The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -723 601 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: theavenue firstname.lastname@example.org, www.avenue-residence.com
Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051, 081 921 4508, E-mail: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
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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 email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 12 Million Baht……… ..‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for one year. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 2.9 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.3 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/ Month guaranteed income!
Together for 7 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. Call Jan at 087-021-3170 EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 21 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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
Classified Splendid investment opportunity! For sale TipCondo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. Act quick we have the TopCorner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Central Pattaya Living in View Talay 6!!! Cheapest front corner available with us! One Bedroom / One Bathroom Selling Price 6.5 Million Baht, 105 sqm. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya,
Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream, be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments….. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 12,25 Million Baht! LOWERED FROM 14.5 MILLION BAHT FOR A QUICK SALE!!! Just 1 minute walk to Jomtien Beach with a really spacious living area and an enormous balcony. The condo is completely renovated, ready to move in. A lot of facilities are available, two swimming pools, a gym and a tennis court are just examples. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-0217014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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 FloorDirect 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
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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 Jomtien Majestic. Must be sold quickly a beautiful 30sqm. Studio just been renovated to high standard. Including kitchen, fully furnish. Must See! Reduced to 770,000 bht. In foreigners name, returning to UK. Private Sale. Call now 087 139 1539 and 087 139 1570.
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Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. Beautyful condo in viewtalay 1 and 2. One or two bedrooms. 18,000 and 40,000 baht/month. Must be seen. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.
(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. 12,000-28,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.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.
Classified 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 : email@example.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 : firstname.lastname@example.org Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : email@example.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org 9-Karat 12th floor near Carrefour. 32m2 Fully Furnished 7,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht / Month, LCD TV, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. 30 % Discount on Daily Rates. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: email@example.com, www.novaparkpattaya.com
Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1200: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartments located in Pratamnak with fantastic views of Koh Larn island. All complete with full furniture, European kitchens, Free Internet.200sqm and your own private elevator to the apartment!! Only 50,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 50,000 P/M view http:// www.pattaya-property.biz/ index.asp to view pictures or call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1196: 1 bedroom apartment for rent located in S2 Jomtien Beach on the 9th floor with 68Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great sea views only 18,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1101: Studio apartment located in View Talay 2 on the 12th floor, Pattaya side, and 37 sq, m fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. Priced at 12,000p/m for 12 month contract.Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 CR1096: A spacious 105 Sqm Apartment, Corner unit, 6th Floor, 1 bedroom (originally 2 bed) located in The Residence Jomtien. Modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! European kitchen and full A/C. 25,000 Per month call for more info 084 780 8457 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.pattayaocean property.com (Ref.POP 1049) 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) Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.
Best Quality beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E - mail email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/ Month. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Classified Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,000 Baht per month! What more can you say? If you would like a ‘Five Star’ lifestyle with the yachts and all….this is your apartment. There are no better building amenities anywhere. Two swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, weight training gym, the list goes on and on…..and don’t forget their first class gourmet restaurant with Dim Sum on Sundays! This is just one of our listings in Ocean Marina. For a total overview of our listings contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for
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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
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We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com
Northshore-Rent 2 Bedrooms 117 Sqm Luxury Furniture Front West Corner 55,000 pm. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1018 Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289 View Talay Villas home 1 bedroom and 1 unsuited bathroom plus private swimming pool, 45,000 baht per month short term and 40,000 long term 6-12 months. Also have a. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Pattaya side. Seaview Condo. 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. B8,500 monthly English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887.
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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.
Classified 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 08-47808457 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 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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 email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 million per rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 20 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, only 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road and 70 meters from the main road, perfect for small housing project. For quick sale, grab our cheapest offer, only 500,000 baht per rai. Nothing cheaper than this! To view please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, 7.5 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, next to the main road in soi, perfect idea for a big house suitable not only for a big family, but for small family as well. For quick sale, we’re selling it for only 1.5 Million Baht per rai. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for investment. For quick sale, only 8 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 for viewing. Land for Sale. Beach front, in Baan Chang area, 3-4 Rai per plot, price started from 5 Million Baht only. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 2 Rai in soi Wat Yan ( Budha Mountain ), 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, we’re selling it for only 2 Million Baht. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/ Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com Two land plots for 1.1 Million Baht/Rai near Mabrachan Lake. 19 and 31 Rai ideal for housing developments as the whole area is already developed with other housing developments. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 E-mail: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development (038) 231-931 or (01) 634-2915 Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Fax: (038) 374535 growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut treesabsolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buy- call to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 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- 038-231931 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 email@example.com FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087 021 3170 Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 thb Call 081 576 0035 www.country propertyservices.net BangSaray Land only few minutes to Beach and Shopping, Land filled 2 years previous and now ready for construction of Villiage or Resort etc. 15 Rai available 37.5 mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com Jomtein Land nearly One Rai, Only 500 metres to Beach. Beautiful flat block with made road on three sides. 15mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com
THAIHUS : Properties urgently wanted for rent in Pattaya and Jomtien areas: Call us today at (Eng) 085 277 7900, (Thai) 087 973 9704 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(ptmsp-g0109)Travel Visas from 10,000 B. Translations 175 Bht/page. 084 105 4533 (ptmsp-p2208)Learn Thai/English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-vp0109)Visas Plus – births, marriage, certified translations, passport renewal, English first language, 038 757 527, 087 804 3943. Next door British Consulate Jomtien Soi 5. Lloyds Co., Ltd. (pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885. We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations - Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www. pattayaoceanpropperty. com, E-mail info@pattaya oceanproperty.com (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptfjv-em1908)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ re-cushion, etc. Bought and sold/profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379.
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(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 4755. (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. 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 service Australian 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, umbre-llas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@hotmail. com. Visit their website www.skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai) If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(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
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Im a Filipina Looking for a Job as a nanny or housekeeper full time or part time around Pattaya or Bangkok, pls. call at 084 561 2566.
Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624.
UPVC thai sales person wanted. call 038-378302 for interview. We are a property development company now urgently!! Looking fr Foreigner Sale Manager, who has experience in real estate business, Sale Exclusive, and Assistant of Marketing. Male or Female, Thai nationality, Excellent in English language and good command of computer skill. Contact : nana@ heights-holdings.com or 038 364 877.
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I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239. Required for Restaurant in Pattaya. Russian speaking PR person and Hostess, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@ gmail.com Required for travel Agency in Pattaya. English speaking ticketing person, must have knowledge for computer ticketing, such as Amedeus, Galileo or something similar, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 081 949 8702 or send resume to 779grover@ gmail.com Required Sales Person for Light Fitting Showroom. English speaking Sales Manager fro Light Fitting Showroom, must have interior designing knowledge, good salary and commissions for theright candidate. Call Nani at 081 949 8702 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41. Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager. Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai.
Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal (ptfjv-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 Represen-tatives. 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
Classified 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. 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 email@example.com or Ticha@ heights-holding.com We are property development company. Urgently, looking for Accounting Officer. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Good knowledge in tax accoun-ting program quick book and Express etc. Must have good command of English Please Contact : Pui@heights-holdings.com Tel.: 087 150 2801
Mc Flight Travel & Visa. Cheapest Air Fares. Promotion BKK-LON, FRA,PAR, ROM, GVA Start from 10,000 O/W 20,100 R/T. Special Promotion on September AMSBKK-AMS. Start from 570 Euro’s. All the price not include tax. Visa to Europe, Vietnam, Laos, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia; Ext Hotel Reservation, Scuba Diving, Taxi, Minibus. Tel 038 413 530, 038 724 023, Fax 038 413 540 Email.... Mcflightpattaya@ hotmail.com
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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. ( p t m v s - c 0 0 0 7 ) Aw e s o m e 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. ( p t m v s - r 0 0 0 7 ) Vo l v o 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.
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. Registered/register able (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee Tia is a very Tiny English Bulldog. She is registered withAKC and should grow to be around 3-4 lbs. Call Caryl for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081-983-4182 Kim
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Centara Beach Grand Opening
Pattaya’s new beach resort hotel the ‘Centara Grand Mirage’ officially opened its doors to the public on Tuesday the 3rd November 2009. In attendance were Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthipol Khunplome, the Governor of Chonburi, Khun Seni Jittkasem, and most importantly the VIP guest, Khun Chumphon Sinlaprarcha, who is the National Minister of Tourism and Sports. The host was Khun Suthikiati Chirathivat, who is the chairman of the executive board of Central Plaza Hotel group, and he dressed western style to fit the ‘Lost World – Indiana Jones’ theme party, which was well attended by over one thousand visitors and dignitaries alike. The entertainment star of the night was veteran American stage singer M/s Roberta Flack, who has been an icon of solo female stage performers around the world for many decades, and if you were not at this grand opening party, then you should have been, it was Pattaya’s big party of the year.
Thai Polo Season Starts
The 2009 World Dressage Challenge is one of the main development programmes by FEI (International Equestrian Federation) and over fifty countries compete. Leading Thai Polo Club official Mrs. Nuntinee Tanner, from the main sponsors of B. Grimm Company, stated that another major polo event is only a few weeks away. This 6-month season will be particularly interesting, with men’s and women’s teams visiting from Germany, UK, Malaysia, and many other European and Asian nations. Recently the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup - Derby Show Jumping, was combined with this 4-day event, at the Thai Polo Club, which is situated behind the famous Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club, just off Lake Mabprachan’s Siam Country Club Road. The Thai Deputy Minister for Education also attended, and signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Polo Club President Mr. Harald Link, whereby more children would undertake vocational training via the Thai Polo Club.
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Pomp and Circumstance
Now in its fourth year in Bangkok, The British Chamber’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ once again proves a storming success. When the audience started arriving at Shrewsbury School’s Memorial Hall for this year’s Last Night of the Proms they were met by a sea of flags strung from the rafters. The orchestra, showing some signs of nervousness, were already on stage and there was a palpable sense of anticipation. Giant Thai and British flags hung side-by-side and a 50-piece choir sat either side of the orchestra. Silence fell as conductor John Moore bustled on stage and raised his baton. In the UK, Last Night of the Proms is a cultural institution. Thanks to the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), Shrewsbury and Mazars Double Impact, it is now equally at home in Thailand and has become one of the highlights of the Bangkok social calendar. The orchestra tore in to the Karelia Suite by Sibelius with such vigour it was hard to believe it was a school’s orchestra entertaining the crowd. As the evening progressed, there were moments of real musical depth in what was clearly a challenging programme of works by Strauss, Bizet, Borodin and, of course, Elgar. A Suite from Bizet’s Carmen and the ever popular Dam Buster’s March ramped up the excitement leading to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and the finale. The knees-up had arrived and with it the chance for the audience to clap, shout, wave flags and sing-a-long. Soprano Hannah Phillips took to the stage and led the choir and the crowd as they roared through Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem. By the end, some of the younger members of the audience were screaming as if they were at a pop concert, others were content to wave their flags and applaud. The British Ambassador Quinton Quayle attended, as did many luminaries from the BCCT.
UK and USA Chambers meet Top Speakers
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and AmCham, which is the American Chamber of Commerce based in Bangkok, recently both met for a business dinner at north Pattaya’s Amari Hotel. Firstly there was a 45-minute networking meeting beforehand, which allowed businessmen from both nations to introduce themselves, then the two guest speakers were introduced by the M/c for the evening, Mr. Graham MacDonald. Mr. Christopher Bruton, who is the Director of, Dataconsult Ltd, spoke first on the topic of ‘Light at the end of the tunnel a brighter future for Thailand in 2010’. Mr. David Nardone is President of Hemaraj Land and Development Public Co., Ltd continued with his topic of the ‘Industrial Investment Climate’ with an update on the Map-Ta-Phut injunction including the government and industry response.
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