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Jomtien New Road Update An Official from the Chonburi Land Office, Khun Thawan Phimasarn, recently chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall to update the public on the latest developments in the ongoing saga of the Jomtien road development. There are still delays being caused by the reluctance of some residents to part with pieces of their land so the road can be finished, they claim the compensation is not satisfactory. The meeting was attended by many local residents and City Hall dignitaries, including Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, Banglamung District Chief, Khun Mongkhol Thammakittikhun, and representatives from the Office of Public Works, Town Planning Department, Chonburi Land

Office, and other interested parties. At the meeting it was explained that the new road development was imperative to the area with the vast increase in the number of tourists visiting the City. The project received its first budget in 2006 of 160 million baht, which

was followed by a further 176 million baht, with 152 million baht being added in 2009 by Pattaya City Hall to bring the total to 488 million baht. This 488 million baht is for the purchase of the real estate needed to complete the construction from local landowners. A further budget of 606 million baht has been allocated for the actual construction project itself. The contractors have found it impossible to keep to deadlines with the continuous delays caused by non purchase of necessary land, and with the site started, but not able to be finished, local residents are having a horrific time with dirt, dust and flooding. The

surface of the existing road is in an appalling state with huge potholes that cause accidents on a daily basis. To complete the project the government needed to acquire 474 plots of land, however, at this time, contracts have only been signed on 446 plots, leaving 28 plots, owned by 17 landowners, still in dispute and holding up the entire project, stating that the compensation offered by the government is not adequate. At present the road construction is 60% completed, and once the negotiations have been finalised with the existing landowners it is expected that the project will be completed Continued on page 4


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The Cliff - Affordable Luxury by Cosy beach

The Cliff is the latest Luxury Condominium development by the Nova Group, one of the most successful developers in Thailand and is situated in the upmarket Pratumnak area, highly sort after for the higher end of the Pattaya property market. The cliff is a 27 story 426 room condominium project in the heart of Cosy Beach. Built on a 5912 sqm site that incorporates over fifty per cent green area, a perfect choice for clients who prefer to be in a quality beach resort area, but not too far from all the nightlife, restaurants and hospitality that Pattaya has become world renowned for. Location is of prime importance to many of our customers, at the Cliff they can enjoy spectacular views over Pattaya Bay, Jomtien, the Gulf of Thailand and nearby

islands. We are nestled just behind Buddha Mountain in the very prestigious Cosy beach area, and are neighbours with many upmarket hotels, The Royal Cliff and The Sheraton, to name a couple. We are only a short walk to the beautiful Cosy Beach and there are an abundance of bars and restaurants in the local area. Both Pattaya and Jomtien are only a five minute taxi ride away. We have 6 room sizes available from 37sqm Studio to 102sqm 2 bedroomed, with prices starting from as little as 1.48m baht. All of the units are tastefully designed in tranquil earth pastel shades, and all come with luxury bathrooms and kitchens as standard. We are also fitting safety glass balcony rails, to optimize the spectacular

views for our customers, also to aid with environmental issues we will be recycling our waste water so that it can be used to water the garden areas. Others features will include a huge pool with waterfall and a water-slide, underground parking, high speed elevators, a fully equipped gym, a children’s playground , a five star lobby area with 6m ceilings and a gourmet restaurant, not forgetting the re-assurance of 24hr security. Our luxury showroom is now open in Pratumnak Soi 1, just behind Buddha Mountain. For further details please do not hesitate to contact our sales office on tel. +66 038252-996, we can arrange a driver to pick you up in our luxury mini-van if required. Our easy to navigate website is also now live, highlighting project details, unit sizes, prices, views and contact details. www.thecliffpattaya.com

Problems at Pattaya City Call Centre 1337 Many local residents and visiting tourists have filed complaints with Pattaya City Hall about the service they receive from the Pattaya Call Centre on the Hotline number of 1337. The complaints revolve around the centre not having sufficient information on upcoming events and not responding to emergency calls in a professional fashion. At a recent meeting at Pattaya City Hall, Chaired by Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronnakit Ekkasing, the complaints were looked into in fine detail to see how this important public service can be improved and offer the service expected by local residents and visiting tourists alike. Most of the complaints

from tourists revolved around the staff having no information on upcoming events in the town, and the Deputy Mayor agreed that this is one of the most important services offered by the call centre. He explained that the problems have arisen when staff are briefed on the events on one shift, and then operators on other shifts do not get the information, he will look into getting the system changed. The most important aspect of the failing of the call centre is when they are dealing with emergency calls, the centre has not been set up as an emergency centre, and this is something that has to be remedied immediately. The call centre must be the middle man, strictly working within

guidelines, to act as a go between from the caller and relevant emergency services. The Deputy Mayor will organise a meeting with the call centre operators as soon as possible to work out a solution to the ongoing problems and set in place a strict guideline for future operation.


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Dusit Thani Pattaya shares success of the Charity Cross Bay Swim 2009

Riding for the disabled, Volunteers needed

RDA Thailand is a foundation that provides therapy riding for disabled children. The horse’s movement is therapeutic and improves the child’s balance/posture, co-ordination, concentration, self-esteem and muscle development. The horses movement in walk simulates the movement of the human walk. The warmth of the horse’s body and rhythmic gait relaxes spastic muscles and stimulates muscular development. Only very special horses, with quiet

temperaments, unlimited patience, and deeply giving natures, are suitable for this work. RDA Thailand relies entirely on volunteers for its operation, and community support for its funding. There is a constant need for motivated, cheerful, and reliable people to help. It is not necessary to know anything about horses, or disabled children, to make a big difference in the lives of these riders. RDA teaches its volunteers what they need to know in order to lead a

Thidsidda Shingrissiri (left), Director of Rooms of Dusit Thani Pattaya accepts the plaque of appreciation from Brendan Kelly of the Rotary Club Jomtien-Pattaya.

The whole day of Sunday 15th November saw both familiar and new faces come out to take part in the 6th Cross Bay Swim, a fundraising event to help charities for underprivileged children, including projects towards clean drinking water in Pattaya schools and other regions. The charity swim was organised by the Rotary Club Jomtien Pattaya in cooperation with Pattaya City Hall, Royal Thai Navy, local police and the Sea Rescue Team. This year’s event pretty much followed last year’s schedule including the two categories: 1.1 km swim and the longer 3.5 km stretch, both finishing at Dusit Thani Pattaya’s Chaba beachfront. For the long swim, last

Winners in the short swim race (front row, L-R): Wongsakorn Huankim, Wasinee Booncherd, Pheraya Umree and Talnachanok Ketuoon. (backrow L-R) Thanapol Kamnirdsabpaisan and Mario Potto.

year’s winner Nikolas Wilson once again emerged victorious after completing the 3.5 kilometer race clocking in just 42 minutes. Lance Derew was second with a time of 46 minutes and Mark Hudson came in third with a time of 56 minutes. The long swim also had the ladies category with Dasha Depew clinching the race with a record of 50 minutes. Just a minute later, Claire McCafferty came in second followed by Kari Johanssen. The short swim winners included: first prize winner

(L-R): Dasha Depew, Claire McCafferty, Nikolas Wilson, Lance Derew and Kari Johanssen.

Thanapol Kamnirdsabpaisan who completed the stretch after only 14 minutes; Mario Parotto was declared the second prize winner while the third prize went to Wongsakorn Huankim. For the girl’s category, Talnachanok Ketuoon won her first title as the fastest swimmer while Pheraya Umree and Wasinee Booncherd finished second and third respectively. Dusit Thani Pattaya has been one of the staunch supporters of the Cross Bay Swim since it started six years ago by sponsoring the buffet lunch for all the swimmers. Its sister hotel, dusit d2baraquda once again

Big Camera Company giving away 12 million baht in prizes

pony or walk by the side of a rider. The RDA classes are held at Horseshoe Point Tue/ Thur mornings. RDA also welcomes other kinds of support. To make a donation, or discuss other ways to help, contact; Sandra Cooper 0868483684 The ‘Big Camera Company’ is holding a number of special campaigns throughout the year to celebrate their 12th

Anniversary and their 150th store opening at the Central Pattaya Beach Superstore. This special event saw the

provided the swimming caps. Danny McCafferty, General Manager of Dusit Thani Bangkok was present to give support to his victorious daughter Claire while Thidsida Shingrissiri, Dusit Thani, Pattaya Director of Rooms, represented hotel General Manager, Chatchawal Supachayanont, who is currently on a business trip abroad. In her speech she congratulated all the winners and expressed appreciation for the role the hotel played in the charity event, that not only encouraged participants to hone their skills, but also provided the opportunity to help the underprivileged within the community. Big Camera Company join forces with the CPN Company to offer over 12 million baht in prizes, including cars, under the banner of the ‘Big Camera, Big Bonus Tour’. The big prize giveaway, which kicked off in Pattaya and will be run until the 31st December, is for Big Camera customers throughout the Kingdom. The company hopes that not only will they finish the year with a bang, but hopefully, they can help stimulate the present economic problems and lead their customers into the next year with a huge smile.

Famous Thai TV Show hits Pattaya Recently at ‘Hollywood’s Pattaya’, Pattaya City Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, attended the ‘2 Tango’ event with other VIP’s including Mrs. Preeyada Wutthipakdee, Chief Executive Officer of The Bridge Company, and Mr. Kulaphong Boonnark, Managing Director of Live TV Incorporation, to watch 16 contestants compete in the program, before a crowd of local residents and supporters. The ‘2 Tango’ is a 24 hour reality TV show which has the main purpose of finding Thailand’s most talented performers. The contestants

put their best foot forward and this event included contestants singing and dancing to such varied music as Rock, Pop, Popdance and Hiphop, R & B, Thai Country and traditional Thai Folk Songs. All have the

same dreams and ambitions, to enter the entertainment industry of Thailand and hopefully become household names. Many local residents cheered for their favourite performers and everyone had a fabulous time.

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the delays, whether they visit the area occasionally or have to deal with it on a daily basis and ensured those present that they were doing everything within their power to bring an early close to the problems, with as little further interruption as possible.

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by April 2010. Local residents and representatives from the communities mostly affected by this ongoing project, had the chance to vent their opinions, complaints and

requests at the meeting, which were all duly noted and will hopefully be dealt with in a satisfactory way before the next meeting. Officials from City Hall apologised to everyone affected by


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US Navy once again helps the underprivileged

The US Navy maintains a policy of having ship crews devote time to worthy charitable activities while their vessels are in dock in foreign countries. Officers and enlisted men will make donations to the underprivileged or visit facilities for the physically and mentally handicapped.

On this occasion, the visiting USNS Walter S. Diehl an underway replenishing ship, or as the navy says, a mobile gas station, came to Siracha Harbour for repairs and inspections. The navy personnel on the ship decided that they like to help the underprivileged in our community and brought a lot of Hygiene items (this material was original donated for this purpose in San Diego CA, USA) with them to donate to the Karunyawej House for the Disabled in Banglamung in Chonburi province,

So early in the morning 12 Officers and crew from the ship went to the home for the disabled and brought with them additional items including 100kg of Rice, two large Fans, Towels, Toothpaste, Floor Cleaner, Toothbrushes, Shampoo and Soap, which they purchased locally with the help of

Navy League President Peter Thorand. After the handover Ceremony and exchange of thank you letters the visitors rolled up their sleeves so to speak and went to cut the lawn around the building, and cleaned the floor within the building. In the mean time, a second group of around 13 personnel, travelled to the Banglamung Home of the Aged where they donated a Refrigerator, a Stereo, 50 kg of Jasmine fragmented rice and a very large box with

Mike’s Shopping Mall hosts Singing Competition

A Press Conference was recently hosted by Khun Surat Mekhavarakul, CEO of the ‘Mike Group’, and President of the Banglamung Council of Cultural Affairs, on the 8th floor of the famous Mike Shopping Mall, regarding an upcoming singing event due to be staged at the mall. The competition, ‘Song for the King’, will be split into two categories, 7 – 12 years of age and 13 – 18 years old, with

each categories contestants competing for a first prize of 20,000 baht. It will take place, at the shopping mall,

on the occasion of HM the Kings Birthday, December 5th, commencing at 12 noon. Contestants are invited to register prior to the 1st December.

Hygiene products (Shampoo, Antiseptic, Mouthwash, Talcum powder, Hygiene packs for females). Many of the 300 or so elderly residence were present and gave the visitors a Thai show and dance which everyone joined in and had fun. During all this the Electricians and other trades people from the Ship where busy repairing ceiling fans in the sleeping rooms. Two wheelchairs where taken back to the ship for more serious repairs and were returned to the users later in the week. Around 14.00hrs the final Comrel was to take place at the Siracha harbor pier. With the ship in the background the Captain of the ship, Khun Lawrence Carley, presented Khun Ms. Rungnapa Surached, the Director of the Ruam Jai San Funn Foundation in Baan Huay Khom in the Chiang Rai Province with a large drywall box of toys for the orphans at the foundation. Thank you letters where exchanged here and the President of the Navy League, Peter Thorand, presented the Captain with a Plaque for the good deed’s

the Officers and crew have done during their visit here. We like to say a big “Thank You” to all who worked hard to make this 3 Comrels possible including Khun Paporn and Capt Suksit from Unithai which provided the transport for the dry wall boxes and the great lunch for all, Debra Westendorf, an Officer from the Ship, Chaplain Kenny Lee from MSFSC SSU Singapore who spent Sunday shopping for all the items, arranged for the

3 drywall boxes with hygiene items and the box of Toys to be available, and all the volunteers which gave their

free time for this project. Peter Thorand, President Navy League, Eastern Seaboard Council ,Thailand.


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The Pothisamphanpitthayakarn School in Naklua was recently the venue for a very special day’s entertainment

6th Cattle Show a Huge Success

Khun Weerawat Kharkhai. There were a total of 200 cattle entered into the contest from 60 different farms, all presented at a very high calibre, and although judging was very difficult, due to the quality, the judges finally made a decision which seemed to please the crowds. The 6th annual Cattle Show was a great success throughout the whole three days it was held, and in addition to the best cattle show there was a multitude of events to cater to every age group, including a Cowboy and Indian Show, Rodeo, and lots of musical entertainment. Now, everyone who took part, from the breeders to the spectators, are looking eagerly forward to next years event.

At a recent meeting at Chonburi Town Hall chaired by Khun Saynee Jitkasem, the Governor of Chonburi, outlines for the new City Pillar Shrine (Lak Muang) were discussed. The Governor announced that the Chonburi Offices had approved a budget of 175 million baht for the project, and that the shrine will be 29.99 metres high, with four core components and with parking for approximately 40 vehicles and surrounding landscaped gardens. The shrine is to be constructed to commemorate and glorify His Majesty King Bhumipol, on a plot of land which is currently home to the Chonburi Woman’s Prison,

which will be moved out of the city area. The shrine has been designed by the Arts Craftsman Khun Korkiat Thongyook, and will be constructed from the ‘Golden Shower Tree’ which can only be found in two areas of the Kingdom, the Chumporn Province and the Surat Thani Province in the southern part of Thailand. The materials for the construction have already been sourced and the Chonburi Officers are looking at other ways to raise funds toward the construction and maintenance, one former Governor of Chonburi, Khun Chaiyajit Ratthakajorn, has already pledged 1 million baht towards the project.

Frescobaldi Wine Dinner 4th December 2009 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar Talk on a City Pillar Shrine Prepare to be tempted by at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. (Lak Muang) for Chonburi the exquisite world famous Experience the velvet texture Tuscany wines, 700 year of

On land at the front of the Banglamung District Offices, Khun Saynee Jitkasem, Governor of Chonburi, was one of the judges at the recent 6th Cattle Show, together with Khun MongkholThammakittikhun, Banglamung District Chief, Khun Charnyut Hengtrakool, former member of the Chonburi House of Representatives, and Police Colonel Somnuek Jangate, Superintendent of the Banglamung Police Station. Mayor of Pattaya, Khun Itthiphil Khunplome, made a welcoming speech, and on behalf of the city he took great pleasure in warmly welcoming the many dignitaries, along with local residents and visiting tourists. He was supported on the day by Pattaya’s Deputy Mayors, Khun Ronnakit Ekkasing, and

when Khun Rattanachai Suthidechanai, Chairman of the Thai Hotel Association, together with Khun Noppadol Buathong, who organised the event, attended the Thai Hotel Association’s 19th Sports Day.

The annual event is staged to enable the staff from Pattaya’s many hotels to come together for a day of celebration and competitiveness, to help educate on good health, socialising, and understanding winning and losing. Altogether, 28 hotels participated in the event which was held over 10 days and was split into four separate categories, 7 a side football, men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball and local Thai-style sports. Everyone who competed, or simply cheered from the sidelines, had a great time.

Tuscany in a glass, a passion of the ferments century after century. A love of the earth and cultivated wisely in the latest Global Exploration Wine Dinner on 4th December

and delicate scent of world famous wines, coupled with Super Chef Supachai’s gastronomic creative delights that dazzle! Swirl the glass, clink together and toast to another fabulous wine dinner at only 2,500Baht+ per person. Open 5pm - 1am Daily. For reservations and more info, call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email an enquiry & be sure to visit www.mantrapattaya.com

Pattaya Art and Culture Fair a huge success

Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Wattana Jantarawaranon, officially opened the Pattaya Arts and Cultural event at the Pattaya School No. 11, (Mathayom Sathit

Pattaya), with the help of Mrs. Naowarat Kharkhai, President of Pattaya Council of Cultural Affairs, Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, and Dr. Yodthong Sriwaralak, advisor to the Mayor of the Nongprue Municipality. Many delegates including Council Members, Teachers, Parents, Students and local residents attended the opening. The event was organised as a direct result of policy set out by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage Commission, who directed that there should be a Thai Cultural Project, created by the people, and for the people, that should include all sectors from the youngest resident to the oldest. The event was a huge success and many more Cultural events will be organised for the coming months, in all areas around Pattaya, to spread a little culture around our fair city.

Drunken Karaoke boy dies in bike crash Police Officers from the Dongtan Police Department were recently notified of an accident involving a young man on a motorcycle crashing into an electric post near the Chaweng Resort Pattaya, located in Thepprasit Soi 17. Arriving at the scene the officers discovered a Sawang Rescue Team already on site and examining the body of Khun Ekkachai Khemnangrong, aged 24, who was pronounced dead at the scene. It appeared that the young mans body had been catapulted into the road after he hit the electric post head on; he had not been wearing a crash helmet.

The dead mans girlfriend, in a very distressed state, explained to the officers that her boyfriend had worked at a nearby Karaoke Bar, and they had been drinking with friends until dawn. With no sleep, and still very drunk, Khun Ekkachai's decided to drive one of his friends home and told her to wait in the bar, he would not be long, then they could go to another friends house and carry on with the party; he never returned. It transpired that he had dropped off his friend in Soi Thepprasit 17, and speeding back, somehow lost control and crashed into the post.


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Pattaya City Hall looking for safer constructions

An urgent meeting was recently held at Pattaya City Hall chaired by the Chairman of Pattaya City Council, Khun Thawit Chaisawangwong, and attended by many government and City Hall officials, including Pattaya Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, to discuss the state of new constructions throughout the City. Pattaya, which enjoys an influx of 6 million tourists each year, Thai and foreigners, depends heavily on the estimated 6 billion baht that is derived from this source. With the increase over the years in tourism, this has naturally led to a much higher demand for real estate construction throughout the area. It has proven impossible for government officials to check construction qualities on every building, especially when renovated, and contractors have been ignoring required construction requirements and building unsafe structures. The meeting was shown the example of the recent floor that collapsed in Pattaya Soi 9, Beach Road,

injuring local residents and street vendors into the bargain. Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, explained that there are two categories for permissions required for the renovation of existing buildings. The Building Control Act 2522 states that any renovations to a building which require modification of the existing buildings structure or reconstruction, a licence is required from the Building Control department of the Office of Public Works. If on the other hand, no construction work is involved and the changes are purely cosmetic, no licence is required. The recent accident at Pattaya Soi 9 had been the result of an illegal addition to the building. It had once been a hotel, however, it had been left deserted for many years. Recently a concrete canopy/terrace had been added to the front of the building without permission, subsequently no inspections were made, and the canopy collapsed due to inadequate building standards.

Pattaya City Hall have submitted a file to the local police for the owners of the building to be charged and have advised residents and vendors, injured in the collapse, to approach the company for compensation. With the every increasing amount of construction in the City, the authorities are looking to hire professional private companies to assists the existing officials in checking new and existing construction projects. This will help not only make Pattaya safer, but with the new up to date building sizes, taxes can be raised appropriately. Pattaya City Hall has divided Pattaya into six distinctive areas with their own Building Control Departments, situated at Naklua, North Pattaya, Central Pattaya, South Pattaya, Pratamnak Hill and Jomtien. It is hoped that the new endeavours will ensure contractors construct as required by the law and it will put a stop to accidents, and ensure all properties have the correct licences and permissions.

Fund Raising event to build new Mosque School A Fund Raising Event was recently held at the Darulaubaror Mosque on Soi Nernplubwan, to try and raise funds for a school building construction project. Head of the Mosque, Imam Kasem Jedaman, warmly welcomed the Deputy Mayor of Chonburi, Khun Raywat Phonlook-In, Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, Mayor of the Nongprue Municipality, Khun

Mai Chaiyanit, and Khun Fahrut Wongborisoot, Pattaya Council Member, together with other dignitaries, officials, local residents and Mosque Members. The school construction projects aims to build a three storey building, with six classrooms, to provide classrooms for Muslim students, whose number has greatly increased over recent years with the opening of Muslim schools in the immediate

area. The project has a budget of 10 million baht and already they have been generously supported by the Chonburi Provincial Administration to the tune of 500,000 baht to start their appeal; further donations have been promised by Pattaya City Hall and the Nongprue Municipality Offices. On the day of the fund raising, Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, made his own personal donation of 50,000 baht, not only to the Darulaubaror Mosque, but the same amount to all five Mosques in the Pattaya area.


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Excited Villagers Jackie Chan flies out crowd mystical tree of Bangkok Airport

In the afternoon recently one of our journalists was contacted as a coconut tree, situated on a 9 Rai piece of land opposite the Shell Petrol Station on South Pattaya Road, was causing quite a stir with local residents. Intrigued, he made his way to the site to find the cause of the excitement. Upon arrival, a large group of residents were surrounding a two foot high coconut tree, so why all the fuss I hear you ask? the coconut tree was shaped like the historical Thai legendary creature, the ‘Nagu’. Thai’s believe that the legendary ‘Nagas’ live in various uninhabited locations around the world, local residents believe that this piece of land, which is land filled and used to be a lake,

was obviously one of those special locations. Many local residents at the site were lighting joss sticks and praying to this legendary figure, mostly asking for luck and help with the lottery numbers for the next draw. Mrs. Amporn Tiampool, aged 52, explained to our reporter that she had been the caretaker on this piece of land for over 40 years, the coconut tree at the centre of the phenomenon had been planted five years previously, and until recently, had been exactly the same as any other coconut tree. Our reporter stayed at the site until dusk, by which time, with the news spreading throughout the local neighbourhood, literally 100’s of people had turned up to pay respect and pray at the tree.

Bangkok Airways’ senior passenger services division at Suvarnabhumi Airport welcomed Hollywood superstar “Jackie Chan” as he leaves Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phnom

Penh to be a special keynote speaker at the “Bridges - Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace forum” organised by the International Peach Foundation.

Redemptorist Budget surplus returned to Ministry

A meeting recently took place at the ‘Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities’ to discuss

the present year’s financial budget. The meeting was chaired by Father Warawut Saraphan, Chairman of the

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Drug dealer apprehended

Chonburi Provincial Police Officers recently arrested Khun Chatree (Y) Khamlan, aged 25, with the evidence of 46 Yaba tablets at his rented room in Soi Paniedchang, Central Pattaya Road, he confessed that he was a drug dealer and that he had bought the drugs from a Khun Bird, so he could sell them to customers in the local area. In fact, he was now on his way to one of his customers, a woman called Duan. Officers organised a sting operation and arranged for

the collection of the drugs by Duan, and upon her arrival police swooped and arrested her. She turned out to be, Miss Boonwiang Nakangsai (Duan), aged 34, who apart from the drugs she was about to purchase, already had 50 Yaba tablets hidden in her handbag. She explained to the officers that she had a large order to deliver, hence she needed more tablets. Both suspects were taken to the police station and will face charges of dealing in Class 1 drugs.

Board. The meeting discussed the budget the school received from the Ministry of Education, following new government legislation, of 520,710 baht. The school was allocated the budget to purchase learning devices, school uniforms, and help to provide the best quality free

school education for up to 15 years of age. In the present financial year the school’s actual expenses stood at 212,444.80, and the board agreed that the surplus of 308,265.20 should be returned to the Ministry to enable them to help others in need.


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Baht Bus Pickpocket

The Pattaya Police Department recently received a report from a foreign tourist that he had managed to detain two pickpockets who had attempted to rob him on a baht bus. Police and journalists quickly arrived on the scene in front of the Soi Diana Inn on Pattaya Second Road to find residents helping the foreigner to detain the two suspects. The victim, Mr. Pelle Sjogren, aged 62, and a former police officer from his home country of Sweden, explained to the officers that he had been on the baht bus with his wife, and as they approached Pattaya Second Road they were joined by a Thai couple. The woman moved closer to Mr. Sjogren and asked her boyfriend to take a picture of her with a foreigner, after a couple of photos, she moved away and placed her handbag on the floor, this aroused the tourists suspicious, and upon reaching into his trouser pocket, he discovered his wallet was missing. Mr. Sjogren accused the couple of stealing the wallet and

demanded to look in the handbag, they refused, and it was at this stage, as they attempted to get off the bus, that he shouted to the baht bus driver and local residents to help him detain the couple. In the mean time his wife contacted the police. The police officers discovered two wallets in the handbag, one containing 3,000 baht and a credit card, the other, belonging to Mr. Sjogren, containing 12,000 baht in cash along with four credit cards. When questioned the couple, Miss Usa (Nok) Iamsa-ard, and Mr. Akhom (Nanni) Sotang, aged 19, insisted they had not robbed the foreigner and they had no idea how his wallet had got into the woman’s handbag. However, when further checks were made back at the police station, it was discovered that the couple were members of a notorious pickpocket gang and that they are wanted in connection to a number of other offences. Earlier victims of the two have been contacted to identify them at Pattaya Police Station.

Youths arrested for stealing donation money from temple

Police Officers were recently informed that a group of young boys had been detained at the Wat Chaimongkhol Temple, South Pattaya, after they had attempted to steal donation money from the Temple. Arriving at the scene the officers were presented with two young boys, aged 16 and 14, and the evidence of 151 baht that they had attempted to steal. With tears in their eyes the young men explained to the officers that they had no parents, they simply wandered the streets of the town begging, and in desperation, with two other youths who had managed to evade capture, they had attempted to get some money from the Temple. They explained that this was the first time they had ever done anything like this and that they had certainly learnt their lesson. Arriving on the scene, the Vice Abbot of the Temple, explained to the officers that these young men, along

with their friends, had been caught stealing money from the Temple on several occasions in the past, however, as they were very young, in the past they had been given a telling off and sent on their way. But it would seem that they refused to learn and keep coming back to steal from the Temple, and the Vice Abbot believed it was time for the police to take care of the matter. The police officers took the young men to the station to make a report and make further investigations into the whereabouts of their parents. It was discovered that the parents were unable to take care of the young boys and they have been sent to the Banglamung Home for Boys Centre so they can receive proper care. Police officers are also looking for the other two boys who are confirmed as having to beg and steal to survive so they can also be cared for. by Somboon

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Gold Snatching

The Pattaya Police Department recently received a report of a gold snatching that had occurred outside of the famous Tony’s Gym in South Pattaya, officers quickly made their way to the location to investigate. At the scene police officers found local residents detaining the suspect, Khun Piharn Sriwilai (Art), aged 20, and then talked to the victims Mr. Anton Veresh Chagin, aged 28, from Russia, and his girlfriend, Miss Wisanee aged 24. The victims explained to the officers the events which had led to the attempted snatching. The couple had been on their way to Tony’s Gym, however, as they slowed upon reaching their destination, another motorcyclist approached at speed and instantly grabbed the gold necklace and quickly tried to make his getaway. The couple were forced from their cycle and sustained injuries when they fell to the ground. However, as with the best laid plans, his escape went wrong, as in his haste to get away, he crashed his bike into another vehicle and then tried to make good his escape on foot. Fast thinking

motorbike taxi driver, Khun Thawat Kanghay, seeing the events unfold before his eyes, quickly brought the attacker down and called to other local residents for assistance. When questioned by police officers, the young man admitted his crime, stating that he had been forced to try and steal the necklace so he could sell it and pay his rent; he claimed it was the first time he had done anything like this, however, with the style of the crime, a ‘Solo’ snatch and very difficult, officers believe he a very experienced professional snatcher. The Russian victim, still furious at the attempt, and being hurt when they hit the ground, lashed out and kicked the suspect in the face, which then encouraged other witnesses to have a go at the suspect, police officers had a hard time keeping the suspect safe. The suspect was taken to the police station for further questioning and charging, and the victims were off to hospital to have their wounds treated, before going on to the station to make a formal complaint. At the station the officers will check on their computer if the young man has a record.

Man from Chiangmai caught delivering drugs in Pattaya Pattaya Police Officers recently apprehended a member of staff from the Boomerang Fishing Park located in Sukhumvit Soi 21, Khun King Khammao, aged 37, after he was caught in possession of 10 Yaba tablets which he was to sell on during the course of the day. The arrested man explained to the officers that he bought his drugs from a man from the Chiangmai Province, Khun Udom Boonnak, aged 61, who happened to be staying in his room whilst dropping off drugs before he returned home. Khun Udom was arrested at the room together with the evidence of 9 packs of drugs, each containing 200 Yaba tablets, which were discovered in Khun King’s laundry basket.

Khun Udom confessed to the police that he was here to deliver drugs, he bought them in his home province for 140,000 baht, drove them to Pattaya in his white Jazz car, and sold them on for 190,000 baht. The dealer was arrested, taken to the station for further questioning, and his car was seized as evidence. Khun Udom explained to the officers that he had been dealing in drugs for a long time and made deliveries all over the country with drugs that he sources in Northern Thailand. Police believe that being in business for so long, and delivering drugs on such a large scale, Khun Udom will be invaluable in providing information on his suppliers and customers alike, officers expect further arrests in the very near future.

Man shot three times whilst fishing

The Pattaya Police Department recently received a report that a man had been shot at a pond at Takhiantia, in the Rong-Poh area. Arriving at the scene officers discovered the body of Khun Weeraphol Thaosuwan, aged 28, originally from Nan province, who had been shot three times at close range, on the left side of his neck, in the left cheek, and the left hand side of his head. Close to the body were a fishing rod and not too far away the dead man’s motorbike and sidecar which he used for selling ‘Kanom Tokyo’, a kind of Thai crepe desert. Shortly after the arrival of the officers, a relative hearing of the shooting arrived on the scene, and explained that the deceased man had recently broken up with his girlfriend in the Nan Province and moved to Pattaya for a new

start. He had only been in the city for a week and he had no idea who he could have had a serious problem with. The fisherman who discovered the body and notified the police, told the officers that he did not see or hear anything, however, a woman who lived nearby,

explained to the officers that she had heard three gunshots, and as she walked outside to see what had happened, she spotted a man speeding off on a red motorcycle. Police officers will make further investigations to try and determine who shot the young man and bring him to justice.


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BUSINESS NEWS JCB credit card holders to get 5% discount on top of all Bangkok Airways online promotions

Bangkok Airways recently announced the latest partnership with JCB credit card. The airline now accepted the JCB credit card for payments at any ticketing office nationwide, and the card can be used on www.bangkokair. com from 1st December onwards. Moreover, Bangkok

Airways also offers an extra 5% discount on top of every online promotion purchased during 1 – 31 December. For more information and reservation, please contact Bangkok Airways’ Call Center - 1771 ext. 5805 / 5795 or visit www.bangkokair.com.

Seafood Festival 2009 @ Central Festival Pattaya Beach

The Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Centre in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Pattaya City Hall and the Thai Beverage Marketing Company recently held a joint venture at the shopping mall to welcome in the high season, under the banner ‘Seafood Festival 2009’. The event was graciously opened with many

famous Thai celebrities in attendance, who helped by putting the finishing touches to much of the food prepared by the master chef’s, on a superb display which depicts the four oceans of the world. The celebrities entertained the crowd consisting of both Thai and tourists and everyone had great fun sampling the many superb dishes available.

Mazda launches another new model

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Dedicated Golf Division launched by DTG

Diethelm Travel Group (DTG), the largest inbound tour operator in Asia announced today the launch of a dedicated golf division and the appointment of a senior executive to lead this initiative. DTG will launch a comprehensive golf product featuring Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam with plans to include China, Malaysia and Singapore and other destinations across Asia in due course. Chief Executive Officer of DTG, John Watson, said “Golf is a natural fit for us as we already have all the elements in place to ensure a relaxing golf holiday. We have a reputation for excellence in everything we do and I am confident that we will deliver to our golfing clients the same high standards and value for money that has made us so successful”. At the same time he announced the appointment of industry veteran, David Pettigrew to the position of Director of Golf. Commenting on his appointment David said "I am delighted to be able to combine my passion for golf with the unparalleled resources and connections of DTG and I am looking forward to the challenge". DTG's geographic spread covers twelve countries (Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives,

Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam) through 29 offices, welcoming almost 500,000 customers from more than 103 countries and territories to the region. Diethelm Travel is part of the Swiss organisation Diethelm Keller Group, which has operated international businesses with emphasis on Asia for almost a century and a half. DTG have contracts and room allocations with more than 1,000 hotels across Asia and book nearly 500,000 room nights in Thailand alone and continue to leverage their unsurpassed supplier relationships and public sector connections to secure the best terms for their golf partners. This enables Diethelm to secure rooms and tee times even during the high season periods. Diethelm employs more than 600 multilingual staff and serves hundreds of top quality tour operators across the globe. Furthermore they soon will offer an online booking facility for agents though their dedicated agency website. For further information, please contact: John Watson: john.w@ diethelmtravel.com David Pettigrew: david.p@diethelmtravel. com

Toyota launches new model with huge giveaway

General Manager of the Mazda dealer in Chonburi, Miss Wannapha Sirithanaphirom, recently announced this year’s sales drive to boost Mazda car sales in each of the three showrooms in the Chonburi region, in Pattaya, Bowin Siracha and Chonburi City. Miss Wannapha explained that with the launch of the Mazda3 two years ago, the

company has seen a steady increase in their market share of over 20%, and with this latest launching of the Mazda2, which won the ‘World Car of the Year 2008’ award, and many additional models being introduced in the near future, the outlook for Mazda throughout the whole Kingdom, and especially in the Chonburi region has never looked better.

The Toyota Motor Company in Thailand, in conjunction with local dealer Toyota Interyont Chonburi, recently held a special event to launch the new Toyota Hilux Vigo Prerunner 2.5 VN Turbo, which brings drivers the most cost effective performance from it’s latest technology 2500 cc engine, and also to thank their customers with entertainment from many famous Thai stars, and the

chance to win fantastic prizes. Shockingly large discounts were offered to customers placing orders for vehicles and an instant Vigo Bingo Raffle Game, gave customers the chance to win some wicked prizes, including gold necklaces. The Chonburi showrooms are open everyday from 8.15 - 17.15hrs. For more information call 038-355 222 – 33.


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NEWS

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Check-ups. Are they a waste of time? Do you work on the principle that you would rather not know about any underlying or sinister medical conditions you may have? After all, we are all going to die one day, aren’t we? Despite all advances in medical science, the death rate will always be the same – one per person! So why bother? However, check-ups are

inherently involved in that important feature called the Quality of Life. Longevity alone, with no Quality, just isn’t worth having. For example, being stuck in a wheelchair as a double amputee for the last 20 years of your life because you did not know you had diabetes. Not the Quality I would want – or you, I am sure. The concept behind checkups is to find deviations from normal health patterns at an early stage, early enough that the trend can be reversed, before damage has occurred. This includes high Blood Pressure (BP), a significant factor in poor future health if unchecked now. High BP affects many organs in

the body, not just the heart. Unfortunately, elevated BP generally gives no warning symptoms. Now blood sugar. It requires sky-high sugar levels before the person begins to

feel that something might be wrong. And by then the sugar levels have affected vision, the vascular system and many other systems, all of which can decrease your Quality of Life in the future. Amputation of limbs I have mentioned already. Order your wheelchair today. Cardiac conditions and abnormalities can also very adversely affect your Quality of Life, but are very easily found during a routine check-up. Blood tests and an ECG (EKG if you come from the left hand side of the Atlantic) can show just how well the cardiac pump is functioning, and also how well it will continue to function in the future. The inability to walk more than 30 meters certainly takes the fun out of walking to the pub, yet this can be predicted! Another of the silent killers can be discovered in your lipid profile, with Cholesterol and its fractions HDL and LDL, being intimately connected with your cardiovascular status. Detecting abnormalities now can mean that you can get through the deadly 50-60 year age bracket with clear coronary arteries and a clean bill of health. There are so many conditions that can affect your enjoyment of the future, but can be discovered early. Renal (kidney) function and liver function can be monitored through an annual check-up, as can prostate size (indicated by the PSA blood test) or breast tumors (by mammogram). If you are a non-smoker, under 30 years of age, play sport every weekend, train regularly during the week, have never visited a doctor other than childhood immunizations and have both sets of grandparents alive and well, then a very simple general check-up is all that is needed. You are not at high risk, but it is good to have a baseline to compare

against as you get older. If you are under 40 years of age, but have given up the regular training and weekend sport, you are in a somewhat different situation. Your ‘risk’ category is higher and

now is the time to look at your cardiovascular system in particular. Lipid (blood fats) profile and a check on your red and white cells and a blood sugar reading will cover most major future problem areas. There is also the personal question of sexual history. If you have been visiting the horizontal pleasure palaces (and you know what I mean), then you should add in an AIDS and Hepatitis screen as well! By the time you are in the

40-50 age bracket, physical wear and tear has become evident. You should be looking at exercise stress tests and urgently correct any lifestyle factors which are going against your general health. By the way, if you are female then you should throw in a Thin Preparation Pap Smear as well. But it gets worse! When you pass the magic 50 number, you are considered to be ‘at risk’ anyway. If you are a male, then you should also add in your prostate cancer screen, the PSA blood test. See you in the check-up department. For more information, please call the hospital’s Contact Center at 1719. Give your Health First Prize in 2010. Start with our special offer 70% off for Health Checkup programs. All offers must be purchased between 15 November – 31 December 2009, but Checkup packages can be used until the 31 March 2010.

Tower Crane Accident at the Cove Construction Site

With regards to the accident which occurred at the Cove Condominium construction site on November 17, 2009 as reported by various news media, Petch Property Development Company Limited as owner and developer of the project

would like to inform all concerned about the incident to the tower crane used in the construction of the building. Powerline Engineering (Public) Company Limited, the main contractor responsible for the construction of the building

has completed all structural work of the condominium and is presently working on the architectural and interior finishing. Initially there were two tower cranes used during the building process, of which one has already been dismantled several months ago. The second tower crane was in the process of being dismantled by the responsible crew when the counterweights dislodged causing the crane to buckle and collapse. Reports from inspecting engineers by Powerline Engineering (Public) Company Limited indicate that the crane operators, SP Crane Operator Service was in the process of lowering the mast of the crane and has shifted the counterweights to compensate the balance of the crane when the accident

occurred. The counterweights dislodged and fell away causing an imbalance to the crane, and thus causing the boom of the crane to buckle and twist, coming to rest on the construction elevator’s main tracks located at the side of the building. Petch Property Development Co., Ltd has notified Powerline Engineering (Public) Company Limited to ensure that the necessary safety and precautionary measures are taken and that no further incidences occur. Petch Property Development Co., Ltd would like to apologize for the incident and would like to take this opportunity to extend its condolences to the families of the victims involved.


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Honest Cab Driver returns from Bangkok

AROUND PATTAYA

Dusit Thani Pattaya recently witnessed a heartwarming display of human kindness and great dignity when cab driver Virat Penjui (left) drove back to the hotel all the way from Bangkok to return a bag belonging to hotel guest Gerald Hensel. Mr. Penjui picked up Mr. Hensel from the airport and drove him to the five-star resort. Soon after returning to Bangkok, Mr. Penjui discovered the bag in the back seat and decided to head back to Pattaya. The bag contained important documents and cash amounting to an equivalent of over 223,000 baht.

‘Jameson’s’ Barman Bob, Man of the Match Award

Paul Derbyshire is presented with the Barman Bob of Jameson’s award for Man of the Match for Jameson’s very own F.C Pattaya. Paul had a good all round game for F.C Pattaya both on and off the pitch. Recently F.C Pattaya played against the Bangkok Metrological office and won handsomely.

Birthday party for V.I.P. Guest

The management of The Montien Hotel, Pattaya, led by Pakorn Srisook , Executive Assistant Manager, recently presented a birthday cake to Mr. Per KROGH a V.I.P guest who stays at the Montien Hotel on his regular bi-annual visits to Pattaya.

Centara Hotels & Resorts

makes local Donation

Condoms can be Fashionable

A small group of PILC ladies were spotted at the Hofftbrau House restaurant having dinner. One of the ladies was wearing a bright red trendy looking tie, with some very nice graphics. Upon closer examination theses stylish pictures were all made up of condoms in various poses, which goes to show that if you are looking for something different, then you are sure to find it in Pattaya. Supattra Chirathivat, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affair and Social Responsibilities, presents a donation cheque to Ban Banglamung Social Welfare Development Centre for Older Persons. The donation came from the guests who attended the grand opening of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Somdet Nanudorn, the Director, receives the cheque on behalf of the school. Adrian Brown, General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and Natapong Jantavetsiri, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, Centara Hotels & Resorts are the witnesses.

PILC Coffee at ‘Cabbages & Condoms’

PILC Gala Ball ‘James Bond 007: Live and Let’s Dine’ at AMARI

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) led by Ms. Gillian Thom (4th right), was warmly welcomed at the Aranda Ballroom of the Amari Orchid Pattaya, by the hotel’s General Manager Mr. David Cumming (3rd left), during PILC fabulous annual evening gala ball ‘James Bond 007: Live and Let’s Dine’. They were extremely impressed with the 5-star hotel and its facilities in Pattaya! Picture from left: Khun Siripen Luxsanasompong , Banquet Coordinator, Amari Orchid Pattaya Ms. Chantal Oldaker, Special Events Chairperson, PILC Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya Ms. Gillian Thom, President, PILC Ms. Rachel Hoag, Mistress of Ceremonies, PILC Ms. Kavita Lamba, Treasurer, PILC Khun Varaporn Lamai, Assistant Sales Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya

Rotary Cross Charity Swim

At the recent Pattaya International Ladies (PILC) coffee morning Events Chairperson, Chantal Oldacre announced that 150,000 baht had been raised from sponsors, plus a further 200,000 had been accumulated from the raffles etc, on the night of the ‘James Bond’ Gala Ball. Not all of the PILC ladies attended the ‘Gala Ball’ and a group organised their own indoor bowling competition, after which they moved on to the Hofftbrau House restaurant for dinner. The coffee morning was held at the seaside setting of Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant in Jomtien and arrangements have been finalised for the PILC ‘Xmas Brunch’ at the Royal Cliff Resort on Tuesday 1st December.

8th Year Anniversary Monk Blessing Ceremony

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya celebrated its 8th Year Anniversary on Sunday November 15th, 2009. This grand event started with Monk Blessing Ceremony held at the lobby of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and was presided over by Mr. Elyes Ben Brahim (Director of Operations) together with band members of the Hotel.

New Logo for REBA-ES

Automotive Industry Warning At the monthly Automotive Focus Group (AFG) meeting held at the conference room in Pattaya’s relatively new Dusit-D2 Hotel on South Pattaya’s Second Road, Mr. Frank Holzer from GM Thailand Company was the guest speaker. He warned that China and Malaysia were increasing their production capabilities rapidly, but the big threat was Indonesia, with its huge development potential and a rapidly growing infrastructure. One member stated that there were a lot less problems doing business in Indonesia, with all automotive parts being of high quality and readily available, and commented that Thailand needs to re-vamp its policies regarding overseas manufacturers or it will get left behind.

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Mr. Elyes Ben Brahim, (Director of Operations of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya) received Certificate of Recognition from the organiser of this prestigious event, Mr. Helmut Buchberger, President of Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya.

On Sunday, November 15th, 2009, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is the registration and starting point for the swimmers participating in the 6th Annual Jomtien Rotary Cross Bay Charity Swim 2009.

The REBA-ES as an association has adopted a new logo and membership application system, and Real Estate companies becoming members need to closely follow the new application process. Employees within their company can then apply for REBA-ES membership as “ordinary juristic members or associate members. They are hoping to hold their Christmas dinner meeting on Wednesday 9th December at Gulliver’s Restaurant at the northern end of Pattaya Beach Road.


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AROUND PATTAYA Barge Races to be Bigger

CollingbourneAuctions Expands

Collingbourne Auctions in Jomtien’s Soi Chaiyapruek-2 south of Pattaya, have recently opened a larger auction room, so every Saturday morning at 10.00 am John Collingbourne will now auction everything from fine collectables to household items, plus even cars and motorbikes. John held their second successful “fire-sale” property auction, with some real bargains being snapped up amongst the twenty lots on offer. While some were sold on the night, there were many that were sold later by negotiation, and these property auctions plus the general auctions are growing rapidly in popularity.

Pattaya’s Barge Races increased in popularity this year with International teams from Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam visiting to compete. The nearby Buffalo Races were expanded, plus there has been the addition of very popular drumming competitions. Next year will see stronger Buffalo racing competitions with more teams and a bigger variety of events. This two day event is equally exciting for both foreign visitors and Thais, so the organizing committee is considering the possibility of running “shuttle buses” from Pattaya to the Mabprachan Lake racing venue. This would greatly lift visitor numbers and together with some further promotional ideas for next year, would put the Mabprachan Barge Races on the map as a leading National event.

Popular Delight Together Party

Beach Area Improvements

Many government officials attended a meeting at Pattaya City Hall to discuss improvements to a wide range of beachfront areas in Pattaya, which will include general improvements to landscaping along our foreshore sections. The other difficult issue discussed is the removal of the wayward girls from the Beach road area, and putting them in a separate clearly defined zone as is done in other Asian countries is one solution. However, many male visitors to Pattaya Beach Road quite enjoy talking to the girls. From a crime aspect it is not these girls, but the “lady-boys” who cause most of the problems, and the police have moved quickly to address this problem.

Magic Howard visits Pattaya

The Amari Hotel Resort in north Pattaya put on a very nice “Charity Dinner” to sponsor Howard Posener ("Magic Howard"), who is recognized as the world’s leading magician. Howard has performed to many famous world dignitaries, and it is his first time in Thailand, with all of the money raised going to “Croston House,” which is a children’s home and orphanage in Lamphun in northern Thailand. Howard Posener is a member of the prestigious “Magic Circle,” which is the world's most exclusive magic society that is limited to 400-members worldwide.

Many VIP Guests including our Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplom, Khun Chenyut Hengtrakul, who is the C.E.O. of the “Sophon Cable TV Network,’ plus many Bangkok celebrities, flocked to Central Festival Pattaya on Beach Road to participate in the promotion of two new Bangkok media companies. “Delight Radio” is a new Bangkok 103.75 FM station that will start transmitting in Pattaya in conjunction with “Sunshine FM Radio” and the two month old “Together Magazine is a free Thai language publication that has expanded into the Pattaya region. Both are high quality media organisations and the name of ‘Delight Together Party’ was cleverly conceived.

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by Peter Lloyd

I was walking down South Pattaya Road on a busy market-day Friday lunchtime recently, when I saw a drama unfold on the opposite side of the road. Only that morning I had prophetically decided to carry my camera everywhere with me, as I often see things I would like to photograph for this column. Little did I expect such an immediate return. A Thai motorist, driving a good condition red Volvo, which had stopped in the street, was slapping an older foreigner motorbike driver around the head, and landing a few blows. The attacker looked very respectable, well dressed, bespectacled, and more like a lawyer than a gangster or the cretinous coward he turned out to be. Eventually, on his third attack on the old guy, another bystander, a larger American, sensibly started to shout “Police! Police!” at the top of his voice. I saw the idiot driver eye this unwelcome American bystander, decide he was probably too big (and not old enough) for him to slap around so easily, so he went

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to open his car boot. Knowing he wasn’t likely to be getting out a car maintenance manual or

boot, and had advanced towards the American with it, but that the American had quickly disarmed him,

“Don’t even think about it”

a picnic basket, I whipped out my camera, quickly switched it to video and raced across the road to film and photograph the action for this column. By the time I got there I saw, in seconds, that the Thai guy had taken out a machete from his car

and had grappled him to the ground, where he now lay helpless, in a serious headlock in the road. The American must have been ex-forces for him to have done that so fast and so efficiently. It happened in seconds. I switched from video

Jomtien’s ‘Roads’

With high season approaching, I feel ashamed for whoever’s job it is at City Hall to pretend to be responsible (I won’t say accountable, as nobody is) for the debacle of Jomtien’s road construction, both the shambles of Thappraya Road and for the new Jomtien Second Road mess. I also feel sorry for all the adjacent business owners and residents, who have had to live with this nightmare for the past few years. This is the third high season of road chaos, bone-jarring and car-damaging potholes on the road, heavy plant,

deep holes, diversions, dust, accidents and confusion. Add the serious dangers attendant on walking down the pavement in some parts of Thappraya Road, which looks like it has taken a heavy Sarajevostyle shelling, with no

effort to keep tourists from falling down the holes at night, and what we have is a disaster, not just waiting to happen, but happening every single day of the week to some poor souls, foreign residents (what’s left of them), tourists and Thais.

Third high season’s disruption in a row

to photos (see above) as I saw a taxi motorbike driver come along and furtively bend down behind the American, and go to pick up the machete, and thought he might use it on the American from behind (stranger and more cowardly things have happened here). So I made the motorbike driver aware I was filming and photographing him, and the incident, and he then held onto the machete and hung back. He may have just been picking it up as a common courtesy. Who knows. The cowardly idiot machete owner, having had the tables turned on him so comprehensively, and lying pinioned in the gutter, finally acknowledged

that he had had enough punishment and the American let him go. I was busy taking photos of the car, the car licence plate, the Thai guy, the motorbike driver and the machete, and when I turned round to speak to the American, to offer my photos to him as evidence, he had disappeared, as had the old foreigner motorbike driver, and life on the street quickly returned to normal again like nothing had happened. I was amused that the motorbike taxi driver asked the cowardly moron for some money for helping him conceal the machete (he put it in the car’s trunk for him), but the Thai guy didn’t pay him anything, and just jumped in his car

and drove off. I walked down the road and showed the photos to a police assistant and he noted down the licence plate and he said he would radio ahead to try to stop the car, but I bet he didn’t. I can’t help feeling appalled at this level of sheer stupidity and cowardly violence demonstrated not even at night on Walking Street, where anything seems to go, but by a seemingly upstanding middle class citizen in the middle of the day on a busy road in the centre of a tourist city like Pattaya against an unarmed, public spirited tourist. I still have the photos and video if anyone involved would like them as evidence.

The Russians are still coming, and some local real estate agents recently reported firm, if reduced, purchase and rental business from them. Even in my condo, whilst posher types are beginning to rent and buy here, getting into lifts with beer bellied, shirtless, tight speedo-wearing, mostly culturally unas similated, unfriendly (male) Russians is still an experience I would rather forego. But I think we have to get used to it, as I strongly believe that within the next five years this city will be predominantly Russian, and it seems wealthier Russians are coming in greater numbers, which can only be good for the city. I was struck by the changes so far this year when, last Saturday night, I checked out the Russian end of Walking Street, and was interested to see how many Russian bands, Russian bars, Russian restaurants, all catering to wealthier Russians, as opposed to the 7:11 booze-swilling promenading younger types, had sprouted up. Although the number of Russian tourists is predicted to be well down on previous years, the even greater lack of non-Russian Caucasian tourists makes

Russians a significantly higher percentage of Pattaya’s tourist population this year. But one important thing will have to change, given the numbers of Russian sun worshippers arriving here. Because so much of the beach in Pattaya and Jomtien has been carved up to (usually mostly deserted) deck chair concessions, the Russians who love to sunbathe - ie almost all of them - have to

squeeze like sardines onto tiny scraps of beach where no umbrellas exist, jostling for elbow room on the small patches of sand. At some stage the City is going to have to work out a solution to this, probably by removing some umbrella concessions, because it will increasingly become a major tourism issue for them, if it isn’t already. Contact me at pattayato daypete@yahoo.com

The Russian Revolution


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Rome Food Security Summit Fails To Reach Adequate Consensus Regarding World Hunger T,B,M,I, 10 YEARS On August 28, 1999, the dream of Mr. SAYAN YOSGANTO, founder-owner and manager of T.B.M.I. (THAI BLIND MASSAGE INSTITUTE) –came true. T.B.M.I. was started in 6 units at the base of Jomtien Complex Condotel where he created his first and original T.B.M.I. in – of course – NORTHERN STYLE, since he originates from Chiang Rai. From the very beginning we noticed that the undertaking would soon become a success, but had the problem that we could NOT (initially) extend the premises. When the 3 year contract expired we found the solution by buying 3 units of 4 floors each in Jomtien Complex Shopping Plaza, where the ground floor and 2nd floor was set aside for the massage, and the 2 upper floors for the lodging of the blind staff. Each couple, most of them are married, should have their own private room.TBMI became known in many parts of Europe, and elsewhere. We enjoy a very good reputation, practically all over mainly due to the professionalism of our masseurs, cleanliness, a friendly welcome and very importantly the kindness of the unique Sayan, who makes the selection of the staff, that apply after several years of experience. On August 3rd 2009 we extended our capacity with 5 more beds by renting an adjacent room from our neighbour, bringing the capacity to 35 beds now. I doubt if there is in Thailand, or even elsewhere in the world, any blind massage salon which can beat our record doing in ONE MONTH (top) 8.325 HOURS massage with 32 masseurs….I, undersigned am the sponsor of T.B.M.I. and I have great satisfaction that I did so. Henri KESSELS, Jomtien Dear Henri, We are grateful for your kind information regarding the 10th anniversary of T.B.M.I., which will, I’m sure, be of great interest to our readers, and we deeply apologise in being so late in publishing it, which was due to circumstances beyond our control; but better late than never, we hope you agree. We are also pleased to see that you gained so much satisfaction from having been the sponsor of such a fine organisation, one that does both the community and the blind masseurs, themselves, proud. Keep up the good work; we desperately need altruisticallyminded people like yourself in this day and age. Dear Editor, Some of have seen the chilling movie ‘2012’and have taken note of its dire predictions, but don’t you think an asteroid strike is a more likely immediate scenario? This maybe beyond your brief but some of my drinking buddies and I have debated this topic and would value your input. They strongly deny this

eventuality but I am insistent that an asteroid strike remains of the most imminent danger. Please help me prove them wrong. Yours truly, Alphonse Lefarge, Naklua. Dear Alphonse, Such topics are not exactly the norm for Letters to the Editor but I’ll try my best. Initial research indicates that you are, in fact, correct, a planetoid (to give it its more correct title) could happen without warning at any moment and the reality would be far different to that depicted in the other disaster movie “Armageddon” i.e. an attempt to detonate a nuclear device on the incoming planetoid before it impacts. Plus the fact that experts maintain that even in the extremely unlikely event that one of the nuclear-armed and space-flight capable nations was able to attempt a pre-emptive nuclear deflection, the resulting debris would still have virtually the same impact on Earth. As of July 2001, 26,000 planetoids had been named and identified between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, with apparently up to a billion yet to be identified. Any of these highly unstable and unpredictable objects could theoretically impact with earth at any moment, AND WE WOULD HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO WARNING! There are thought to be about 2000 planetoids capable of imperilling civilized existence regularly crossing Earth’s orbit, with city-buster sized objects numbering in the hundreds of thousands, virtually all of which are impossible to track. There have been two recorded near misses, recently, one passing by at a distance of 170,000 kms. in 1991 and the other in 1993, which was the closest yet observed at 143,000 kms. – the equivalent, apparently, of a bullet passing through one’s sleeve. The really unnerving fact about these two is that they weren’t even observed until AFTER they had passed! According to a journalist in the New Yorker, similar near misses occur two or three times PER WEEK, but go unnoticed, regular astronomical observers being few and far between, most efforts being directed outside the solar system! So, Alphonse, unfortunately you win your argument in theory, but let’s sincerely hope and pray in practice that you’re wrong. Give us a few more peaceful years at least before the deluge! Dear Editor, My friends and neighbours have recently noticed that utility bills especially are now coming with the threat of immediate cut-off if not paid by the next day. Do you have any info about this latest trend? Bert Prufrock, North Pattaya. Dear Bert, I, too, have been a victim of this latest attempt by the respective authorities to clamp down on the growing considerable number of delinquent payers, who apparently span the spectrum from cable TV to electricity, not to mention credit cards. There may also have been a change of leadership in these respective areas, recently, with ‘hard men’ being installed who have absolutely no compassion, understanding or consideration. They apparently are really serious, too, and that involves the hassle and penalty fine to get reconnected. Happy days, but TiT (This is Thailand) after all, so always expect the unexpected and pay your bills on time, or else!

The opportunity to make a significant impact on world hunger at the United Nations-backed Food Security Summit in Rome on November 18 was sadly not taken up by those few world leaders who chose to attend this crucial summit, along with delegates from 150 countries. Although the delegates in Rome did agree on a strategy to provide aid in principle for the world’s one billion starving by increasing agricultural aid to developing countries, they set neither “measurable targets nor specific deadlines” as Jacques Diouf, head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, put it, as he expressed his “regret” that attending countries failed to pledge the specific funds the UN had hoped for. The hosts, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), had asked for a commitment of $44 billion per annum for agricultural aid. It had also asked summit delegates to make 2025 a deadline for eradicating world hunger completely. The summit was called to debate the global food distribution system and ways of making Third World nations self-sufficient in food. According to the FAO, although crop figures have been high this year, 31 net-food-importing countries have suffered from high food prices because of the global recession, with the result that over one billion people are suffering from chronic malnutrition, with 20 million starving people in East Africa in need of emergency food aid. The FAO said blueprint to tackle hunger consisted of aiding Third World farmers to help themselves by supplying agricultural equipment, irrigation technology, fertilisers and high-yield seed. Sustained agricultural investment, particularly smallholder agriculture, is accepted as being as the key to food security. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, stated “The world has more than enough food, yet today more than one billion people are hungry.” “Food security and climate change are deeply interconnected,” he continued. “The food crisis of today is a wake-up call for tomorrow.” This message was reinforced by Pope Benedict XVI who asserted “the Earth can sufficiently feed all of its inhabitants” despite the “devastation” caused by global warming, but he essentially blamed the “greed” of speculators in cereals markets for aggravating world hunger. The wife of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Azam al-Sadat Farahi,had expressed similar sentiments in her address to the meeting of First Ladies the day previous to the summit, saying that capitalism was the root cause of world poverty. Pope Benedict was critical of “those forms of aid that do grave damage to the agricultural sector” and “approaches to food production that are geared solely towards consumption and lack a wider perspective.” Continuing in the same vein, the Pope highlighted the “tendency to view hunger as structural, an integral part of the socio-political situation of the weakest countries, a matter of resigned regret, if not downright indifference. The Pope told delegates “food production methods impose upon us the need to carefully analyse the relationship between development and environmental protection. The desire to possess and to use in an excessive and disorderly manner the resources of the planet is the number one cause of environmental damage. Environmental protection, then, is our challenge for today. Respect for knowledge and scientific results, as for rational choices and decisions when made with genuine and authentic human responsibility, can come together with the overall effort to defeat famine and hunger in the world.” Jacques Diouf was also pragmatic, telling delegates they need to “move from words to actions.” As for the sum required, $44 billion, Diouf bluntly stated that this represented a drop in the ocean compared with the $1.34 trillion spent annually on arms and the trillions of dollars recently raised to address the global financial crisis. However, the alleviation of poverty in itself was but one of the factors threatening to provoke global crisis. Its implications are far more far reaching according to the speech made on 18 March 2009 by Professor John Beddington, the UK government’s chief scientist, at the Sustainable Development UK conference in which he predicted the growing population and success in alleviating poverty in developing countries will trigger a surge in demand for food, water and energy over the next two decades, at a time when governments must also make major progress in combating climate change. “We head into a perfect storm in 2030, because all of these things are operating on the same time frame,” resulting in further food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources which threaten to unleash major destabilisation, public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration as people flee from the worst-affected regions. Professor Beddington advocated a major technological effort to develop renewable energy supplies, boost crop yields and better utilise existing water supplies; sentiments that were partly reiterated by the FAO at the Rome Food Summit. One hopes these dire warnings did not fall on totally deaf ears.


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LEGAL corner today

The long arm of taxation

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All men should be created equal under taxation By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: thai@werachonlawyers.com “Now my advice for those who die (Taxman) Declare the pennies on your eyes (Taxman) ‘Cause I’m the taxman Yeah, I’m the taxman And you’re working for no one but me” The song “Taxman” from the Beatles in the 60’s can reflect the tax situation in the UK which is still contemporary even. Thailand is not categorized as a “tax haven” for many investors. However, if you understand the law, Thailand will not be the “tax inferno” for the freeman like you. The economic stimulus in the USA, UK and Thailand for the populist policy needs a large amount of money to support marginalized people. Some

hard working people question if it is fair for them to pay tax while some idle people just wait for government support. The incomes of all governments come from tax collection. It is why the tax laws in all developed countries are very draconian. The untouchable Al Capone could abscond from the long arm of the law on the murder conspiracy, however, was suddenly put in jail for tax evasion. In Thailand, most taxes are collected from consummation, especially Value Added Tax (VAT). For the past five years, the monetary situation in Thailand was quite good from the consummation taxes by the government economical policy to enhance the consumer confidence. However, the consuming habit can be deemed the gluttony which is the deadly sin for our society. In western countries, the draconian tax policy against the aristocrats is implemented to find equality in society. In the vineyard, the idle can always be the first while the hard working people who come to work early will always be the last. The definition of “justice” in every tax policy is always the core of cynicism. The long arm of taxation can follow all tax payers even the few of them who come to hide in Pattaya. The Kingdom

of Thailand has many Double Taxation Treaties with the UK, USA and most of the countries in the western world with the concept that nobody should be taxed twice. All foreigners and Thai nationals are equally subject

Thailand will always consider this money for investment in real estate free from tax. It is advisable to work with your lawyer to properly declare with the Bank of Thailand once you transfer money into Thailand. To safeguard yourself

to Thai tax jurisdiction with two criteria:1) Physical presence, whereby all people will be taxed if they stay in Thailand for a period of 180 days for the tax year starting from 1st of January to 31st of December. This criterion will be applied even if you derive income outside Thailand, however, this income is brought into Thailand during the tax year. However, if you transfer money to buy property in the past three years, the Bank of

Education

Outdoor Learning in Preschool

Every term, as in most schools, class field trips are both a welcome change in the routine of classroom activity and an opportunity to open the children up to new learning

experiences, but is preschool too young? Not necessarily. Whilst in the preschool setting,

consistent daily routines perform an integral role in helping the children to feel secure and therefore receptive to learning experiences offered to them, once those routines have been established and relationships and trust have been built between the children and the staff, a well planned and supervised outing can be beneficial in many ways. It can provide a new context for learning familiar information; when the teacher has presented information in the classroom through literature, music, art and information technology (such as photo’s or text from the internet) a

field trip is an exciting way to reinforce all of that learning. Also the trip is usually such a departure from the usual learning routine that it captures the children’s attention and can keep it nearly all day, something which is difficult to achieve in the classroom. On a personal level, regardless of the destination, the shared experience of the field trip can serve to strengthen the trust and friendships established in the classroom and to give the child a sense of independence and responsibility. Learning by doing and first hand experiences are key features of modern education and in many areas of the curriculum these can be achieved in the classroom and its immediate surroundings but as preschool children begin to explore the world beyond themselves

from the taxation, you may ask your government to issue a certificate that the money you will transfer to buy the property in Thailand has already been taxed. 2) The source of income whereby the income is generated from the operation of your business or work in Thailand. It is a matter of fact the Thai government will become aware of your income in Thailand. There are many scenarios that they will know, by randomly checking, or it

will be shown by your contractual party. For example, if you rent out your condominium unit to the executive working in the industrial estate, the Tax Office will know your income because the company who is the tenant will declare with the Tax Office. For income from real estate, there is no property tax for the possession or capital gains. The tax on the appreciation or increase of the value of the real property is not applied. Once you sell the real estate, you will pay transfer taxes only in case you register the transfer of ownership with the Land Office. If you transfer the ownership by changing the shareholding structure and directorship, there will be no tax to pay. However, you may have some problem once you send your money back to your country. At the beginning of 2009, you may have heard that the Thai government is studying the implementation of new property and inheritance taxes, after conducting a public hearing. You should know the answer if this new law will be passed by the legislators who are elite landlords. The Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand now requires that the executor of estate will

have to declare tax of the estate. The tax in this case is the pending income tax of the deceased during the tax year which is not inheritance tax. The inheritance tax will be collected from the recipient of the estate which is about 15% in some western countries. Some foreigners may become pessimistic if the Thai government imposes these taxes only on foreigners. The answer should be “No” because all people in this country should be equal under the law, regardless of their nationality. Now most of you may understand that the development in Thailand is always many steps behind the USA and UK. Our prime minister graduated from Eton and Oxford. He should know that the tax system in the UK is the main reason why many British tax payers run away from the British government to live in Pattaya. This creates the economic wealth for many people in Pattaya who are interrelated with their families in the North East. “Ask not what the government can do for you but ask what you can do for the government” should not be the slogan for the Thai government to force people to pay tax without any question.

and their immediate surroundings, new experiences beyond the confines of the classroom become increasingly valuable extensions of the learning experience and help provide a fuller, more ‘real’ picture of the things that they’re learning about. A good example of this is

when the preschool B class learned about animals; almost all of the children could name some wild animals, some could say what they ate and others could make animal noises, but until we went to the open zoo many, including their teachers, had never smelled a hippo,

touched a giraffe, fed a camel or heard a gibbon. Not many who went on the trip will be keen to smell a hippo again but few will forget the experience and hopefully the same can be said for the other things the children have learned on their school field trips.


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Fool in Paradise

Choices

The day began innocently enough. I went out to meet up with a friend, a Pattaya resident, for coffee and brunch. We met just after midday and, apologising for being a few minutes late, he explained he had just been to the police station. Worried he may have got himself into some trouble, I asked what it was about. “No trouble,” he said. “It was simply to pay a fine.” “Not wearing your helmet?” I asked. “No,” he replied, “for making an illegal U-turn.” My friend went on to say the fine was 400 baht and it was not the first time he had been caught committing the offence. He lives in Jomtien and said the easiest way for him to get to Pattaya was to make an illegal U-turn at that convenient place. “It was the same policeman who booked me last time,” he admitted. “As he wrote out the ticket, he asked me, ‘Didn’t you see the sign?’ I told him, ‘Yeah, I saw the

sign OK; I just didn’t see YOU!’” The policeman saw the funny side of it but still gave him the ticket. It was just shy of two o’clock when we parted company. Alone once again, I was left with a choice, made easier by the fact it was hotter than hell and I was beginning to sweat like a pig. Having successfully fulfilled my only obligation of the day, I could have gone home to air conditioned comfort. Alternatively, just a short walk away was an afternoon Go Go Bar with air conditioning, cold ale and lovely ladies for my viewing pleasure. I plead no contest. Inside the Go Go Bar, I was one of only four customers, but the atmosphere was cool and pleasant. I could have left quite contented after my second beer but chose to stay for a third; just one more for the long hot road. That’s when two mates of mine showed up. They joined me at my table and we began to catch up on events. I confided I had recently bar fined one beautiful lady

Can you believe it?

Two guys are walking through the woods and come across this big deep hole. “Wow ... that looks deep.” “Sure does ... toss a few pebbles in there and see how deep it is.” They pick up a few pebbles and throw them in and wait ... no noise “Jeeez. That is REALLY deep ... here ... throw one of these great big rocks down there. Those should make a noise.” They pick up a couple football-sized rocks and toss them into the hole and wait ... and wait. Nothing. They look at each other in amazement. One gets

a determined look on his face and says, “Hey ... over here in the weeds, there’s a railroad tie. Help me carry it over here. When we toss THAT sucker in, it’s GOTTA make some noise.” The two drag the heavy tie over to the hole and heave it in. Not a

from this bar and came today hoping to see her again. Sadly, I said, she appeared to be having the day off. Greg then spoke up that he too had recently bar fined a lady here who turned out to be a fantastic conversationalist. He was hoping to see her again but, after surveying the room, he admitted she was noticeably absent. Then Paul joined in by saying two days earlier he had bar fined a lady from here as well. He said she was terrific and, although he could see her number 212 written on the attendance board, he couldn’t see her on stage or even in the room. (By the way, that number is fictitious in order to protect the anonymity of the Hostess in question.) Greg said he didn’t know his lady’s number but he knew her name was Lek. (That name is also fictitious in order to … etc. etc.) I confessed I did not have a clue what my lady’s name or number was but I would never forget her face or body. So there we were, just three

sound comes from the hole. Suddenly, out of the nearby woods, a goat appears, running like the wind. It rushes toward the two men, then right past them, running as fast as it’s legs will carry it. Suddenly it leaps in the air and into the hole. The two men are astonished with what they’ve just seen ... Then, out of the woods comes a farmer who spots the men and ambles over. “Hey ... you two guys seen my goat out here?” “You bet we did! Craziest thing I ever seen! It came running like crazy and just jumped into this hole!” “Nah”, says the farmer, “That couldn’t have been MY goat. My goat was chained to a railroad tie.”

guys chatting away, when all of a sudden Greg raised his voice. “There she is! Lek. Sitting in the corner!” Paul and I turned to see a group of three dancers lounging in the far corner of the room away from the lights and the customers. “Number 212 is over there too!” exclaimed Paul excitedly. “What’s she doing hiding away in the corner?” As my eyes focussed, I noticed the ladies and it struck me that two of them were very ordinary in the looks department. The other one I recognized immediately as my recent conquest. “Mine’s over there as well!” Before I could make a further comment to the boys about their poor taste in women, Greg beat me to it. “Gee, I don’t like the two you’ve been with. Mine’s a Goddess compared to them.” At that point, Paul began to sense a complication. “Hang on, which one is Lek?” “The one stuck right in the corner, of course,” replied Greg. “That’s number 212!” screamed Paul. “And that’s my darling as well,” I added.

We looked at each other and laughed. We had each come here separately on prior occasions and chosen the same lady out of the thirty or so available. On this day, Lek could not have failed to notice us in the bar but, because we were drinking and talking together, she was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. She was relatively new to the bar and did not know the three of us were regular customers and had been friends for years. Rather than face a possible diplomatic crisis, she had decided that discretion was her best tactic. That’s why she was hiding in the corner. We could not let her get away with that so Greg called the mamasan over, saying he would like to invite number 212 for a drink and a chat. She waltzed over to the corner and we watched the performance. Lek must have tried to explain the circumstances and begged not to be put in an awkward situation. Mamasan laughed loudly and I could imagine her telling the nervous girl how she has known these three clowns for years and not to worry about it. She

Pattaya Today 17 physically escorted Lek across the room, laughing all the way. Like a frightened kitten, Lek arrived at our table with the mamasan by her side for support (or to make sure she didn’t run away) and sheepishly said hello to all three of us. Her lady drink arrived and we made the toast before Greg turned to her with a serious look on his face. “So, tell the truth. Which one of us was the best?” The poor girl almost died of embarrassment. (Modesty forbids me from disclosing her answer.) That was a great afternoon and it was dark by the time I left. There were still some choices to make on the way home and I chose to stop for a nightcap at three separate establishments conveniently placed along the route. The last was a bar I regularly attend. I’m not sure of the time but, at the request of the management, my primary care-giver arrived on her motorbike to take me home. Readers may not be surprised to know that once her bike stopped outside our gate, I fell off the back. Luckily, since God tends to protect drunks and babies, I was uninjured. My friends will not be surprised to know that in the fall I did not spill a drop of the beer I was holding in one hand nor did I damage the pizza I was carrying in the other.

Better Not to Complain

On reaching his plane seat a man is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him. He asks the stewardess for a coffee where upon the parrot squawks “And get me a whisky you cow!” The stewardess, flustered, brings back a whisky for the parrot and forgets the coffee. When this omission is pointed out to her the parrot drains its glass and bawls “And get me another whisky you idiot”. Quite upset, the girl comes back shaking with another whisky but still no coffee. Unaccustomed to such slackness the man tries the parrot’s approach “I’ve

The day Microsoft makes something that doesn’t suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners

asked you twice for a coffee, go and get it now or I’ll kick you”. The next moment, both he and the parrot have been wrenched up and thrown out of the emergency exit by two burly stewards. Plunging

downwards the parrot turns to him and says “For someone who can’t fly, you complain too much!”


18 Pattaya Today

Royal British Legion Thailand We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on 089.807.2335. You do not have to have served in UK armed forces to join, you must however agree to the principles of the Legion. Decorum 10thAnniversary 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

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great way for people to enjoy a very wide variety of 5 star cuisine and excellent service at really unbeatable value. We offer a choice of 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 sinfully delicious desserts. Our 2 course meal is only 795 baht and a full 3 course meal is only 895 baht. We change our Early Dining Menu regularly to give our customers a fantastic variety throughout the year.” Orders must be placed before 7.30pm after which diners can savour the excellent cuisine at leisure. Another wonderful incentive to try the Early Dining Menu is; book a table of 4 or more and receive a free bottle of house wine. To view the current early dining selection visit www.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 s ession from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank, opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Try Greg’s Kitchen Cod & Chips Day every Friday. Great value only 299 B. Don’t miss Sunday’s 4 traditional Sunday Roasts (Lamb 299B, Beef 260B, Pork 260B, Half Chicken 260B) with all the trimmings. Also, all day big breakfast at only 199B, www. gregskitchennorthpattaya. com Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League

meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details @ www.pattaya backgammonleague.com Onward with Optimists The Optimist International Club of Thailand is now meeting at Shenanigans, 2nd Road, at The Avenue lifestyle mall. Meeting times noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Further information from Drew Noyes on 084 .111.7999 or drewnoyes@gmail. com British embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation and reading/writing. Free

The Britannia Language School is pleased to announce that as from Monday 23rd of November it has taken over the management and operations of LC International Languages and Computer School. We will be maintaining the existing high standards of the former school while introducing a new and exciting 6-week TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course. The course comprises of a 120-hour period of face to face classroom training covering all aspects of teaching. The course is taught 5 hours daily, four days per week over a period of 6 weeks (ensuring that trainees learn at a comfortable rate, which will ensure maximum results). Students will experience a full day at a local school where they will act as a teaching assistant to a native- speaking English teacher. This is followed by a minimum of six hours of evaluated teaching practice to Thai students. We can also get you a teaching job and help you with a work permit. We are licensed and approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. Our first TEFL course starts on Monday 11th January 2010 so now is a good time to enrol or come and talk to us. We are situated on Soi 6/1 just opposite the Bangkok Bank on 2nd Road.

Email us for information at info@britanniathailand.com or give us a call on

038-361948/9 or 0867334972.

introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to pattaya@prolanguage. co.th 2 days before you wish to start. Jazz Club New Venue There is a new lounge bar, with the feel of a jazz club due to open soon in Pattaya. If you are a professional musician with a proven track record or an amateur with jamming session experience, we would love to hear from you. Call Joe on 083.246.7807 Archery Club Meets every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Pirates of Pattaya Shooting Club in Hua Yai. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattaya-archeryclub.com 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. Greg’s Kitchen Christmas Greg’s Kitchen is now taking reservations for their 3 day Christmas Special Menu. Please call Greg at 081 254 3624, 038 361 227 or see Greg at the restaurant on 2nd road opposite soi 6, for further information see their advert on page 5 of Pattaya Today.


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WOMEN TODAY

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Licence to be Grumpy!

by Bee McConville For years women have been the target of men’s humour, grumping and griping about our ‘women’s things.’ Men like to show how much they are in touch with their ‘female side’ by alluding to their extensive knowledge of the female psyche (most men probably couldn’t even spell that word!) when we get a little cranky at certain times of the month due to either a dose

yet again, or the smelly socks sitting on the floor six inches from the linen bin, or the masses of bread crumbs left strewn over the newly wiped counter, our men folk smile knowingly to themselves and think, ‘oh yeah, it’s that time of the month again,’ or ‘it must be the change or meno-something or other.’ And then they scuttle off to keep out of

the way for a few hours to avoid further berating. Our spells of crabby behaviour are always seen as something negative and to be avoided at all cost by the male of the species, who

Bugger - I left the Toilet Seat Up again!!

of the PMTs or menopause moments. So whenever we get annoyed, ill-tempered or downright incensed when we find the toilet seat up

use this time to race off to the local pub to engage in malebonding. But guess what?! Some intelligent men (so they do exist) have recognised

that our episodes of grouchy bad-moodiness are actually very positive periods (excuse the pun) and should be

regarded asadvantageous occurrences rather than negative phases. Apparently, it has been discovered that cantankerous people are better at decision making and are much less gullible. Grumpy people pay more attention to the outside world, are careful thinkers and can cope with more demanding situations. The Australian professor responsible for the research said, ‘negative moods may promote a more concrete, accommodative and ultimately more successful communication style.’ So it has now been authoritatively declared that bad moods are actually good for us and present us with opportunities to demonstrate our clear-thinking, problem solving and mental processing capabilities. And just think, we ladies have these opportunities given to us on a plate with astounding regularity every month year after year, or over an

extended period once we hit the menopause years. In contrast to periods of irritability, this recent research tells us, ‘positive moods seem to promote creativity, flexibility, co-operation and reliance on mental shortcuts.’ So if we were to generalize on these findings, we can see that women have the best of both worlds: when we are ‘suffering’ from our PMT moods or menopause moments we are mentally predisposed to demonstrating our most positive traits of uber-intelligence, and when we are no longer ‘hormonal’ we can be our cheerful, creative, cooperative and friendly selves. And men, poor lambs, have none of these god-given predispositions. So once again scientists are proving that the female of the species really is the superior gender. However, we mustn’t become complacent with our dual personalities depending on where we are in our bodily cycles. We should make every effort to exploit our monthly behaviours so we can make the most of them. For example, if we have to write a letter of complaint or discipline an employee who is disregarding office polices, or even berate him upstairs for once again transgressing the household rules on taking-out-the-garbage-andcleaning-up-after-yourselfand not-farting-in front-ofme-every-ten-seconds, then we can make sure that we schedule these not so pleasant chores to a grumpy time of the month when we can make the most of our temporary clear-thinking and improved communication style. And

Whistle Blowers

Did you know that there is a question in the Thai written driving test that asks what you should do when you hear a whistle being blown once? Well my initial response is that you should ask the whistle blower to stick his blooming whistle up where the sun don’t shine, but that is not actually the correct answer, is it? And if you were to suggest that on the test paper you would probably fail (unless you had already handed a packed envelope to the appropriate person.) But those that do have a job which involves blowing a whistle, loudly and irritatingly, do have the habit of abusing their whistles and are constantly huffing and puffing to the point where it looks like they are trying to blow their peas right out of their whistles. Walk past any condo

Thai national pastime - Blowing their whistles!! block, supermarket car park or policeman on traffic duty and you will hear these men in uniform blowing for all they’re worth, shrieking shrilly on their shiny whistles as though they were controlling something of world shattering importance rather than helping Mrs Molehusband reverse out of her tight parking space without veering into any other car in a five metre radius. And these guards won’t

stop whistling until she has actually succeeded in her multi- manoeuvering and has exited the area, when they enthusiastically find another victim to whistle at. At whistle training school all whistling wannabees are clearly educated in the non-stop continuous whistling method which maintains that whistles cannot be withdrawn from the airways until any manoeuvre or procedure has been

completed satisfactorily. And procedures are only concluded once you have completed your ‘final whistle blow’ which consists of one very loud short sharp screech which outputs enough decibels to shred even the most robust of eardrums. It’s unfortunate, too, that these whistle enthusiasts seem to take it personally when you walk past them briskly with your fingers firmly embedded in your ears in an attempt to limit the damage. In fact, this act seems only to spur them on to whistle even harder, louder and longer. So could employers please issue their enthusiastic guards with a pair of ping pong bats and a semaphore manual instead, and perhaps start a silent revolution??? I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie

we should also leave our domestic account ad credit card tallying to those more gloomy-mooded days so that we can be that much better at problem-solving and concrete computations. On the other hand, if we are redecorating our living room or shopping for a new wardrobe, then we should make sure this time coincides with our ‘non-crabby’ days so that we can be our creative best and cooperatively discuss

designs and details with our girl-friends over copious cups of coffee! So come on ladies, get out your calendars and start colour coding the months ahead with pink for problem solving time and cream for creativity and cooperation and rejoice in the fact that even Aussie men are now agreeing that our hormones are something to accept, celebrate and be grateful for rather than lament.


O U R CO M M U N I TY

‘NUI’s Royal Appointment

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Ms Thanaree Fungpinyopap, (Nui) is Senior Receptionist in Reservations at the Father Ray Foundation, Center Hotel in Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya. Nui is a very special person and this has been recognised and rewarded under the Royal Patronage of Princess Ubonratana Rajchakanya Siriwattana Phanawadee in Bangkok recently. Nui was awarded Duang Prateep Foundation’s highly prestigious title ‘Outstanding Youth Model’ in front of the Royal Portrait and received a certificate from Khun Chanisa Chutiphat from The Stock Exchange of Thailand. Nui’s short acceptance response gave encouragement to other disabled youths. Her speech was made in front of

an audience of VIP guests, including Mr Mike Lancaster, Development Director of Father Foundation who told us “Nui was born without arms and legs and as a consequence her mother deserted her before her first birthday. She attributes her strong spirit to the

understanding of her father, who realised the necessity of her learning independence and overcoming her physical restrictions. Nui is a great asset to the Father Ray Foundation and a daily inspiration to our Vocational School students. She is always cheerful, efficient

and willing to help the many guests, volunteers and employees at the Centre Hotel. We at Father Ray Foundation are proud that she is a graduate of our Vocational School for the Disabled here in Pattaya” Nui, told us that her father had always taught

her “You are disabled in body, but people who mistreat you are disabled in heart. Be proud in everything you have, you are entirely able so long as your spirit is

strong in your heart” Congratulations, nui, from all of us here! For further info: Tel: 038 716 628 Email: pr@fr-ray.org www.fr-ray.org

Managing Director of Bayer Thailand, Dominikus von Pescatore headed the 70 strong contingents of employees from the world-leading pharmaceutical company’s Thai base in Bangkok to pay tribute to the healing works of the Father Ray Foundation. Khun Dominikus explained to his audience of employees how much he valued his long term liaison with Pattaya’s biggest and finest charity who care for 850 abused, abandoned and isolated children and disabled young adults, every day. FRF President, Fr Larry Patin, thanked Bayer for the generous

donation of 150,000 Baht and FRF Development Director, Mike Lancaster, explained that this sum would cover the cost of 2 children, under their care, for an entire year. That includes food, clothes, schooling, accommodation and, that which costs

nothing and means so much, the Love of committed full time staff and volunteers from all over the world. Bayer’s management and staff visited Father Ray Day Care Centre and Vocational School for the Disabled and enjoyed a performance by the VT Wheelchair

Brake Dancers, following which the visitors generously contributed a further 4,902 baht. Father Ray Foundation’s mission statement is “we never turn away a

needy child” . To continue to achieve this we need continued funding; through child sponsoring, cash/ cheque donations and gifts for the children, especially as Christmas draws

nigh. We welcome other organisations to support us through their corporate social responsibility programmes. Tel: 038 716 628 Email: pr@fr-ray.org - www.fr-ray.org

Hui receives certificate from Khun Chanisa Chutiphat

Nui and Mike Langcaster the Development Director at Fr. Ray Foundation

Inspiring acceptance speech is televised

BAYER Thailand visit Father Ray Foundation


Private Posts

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

Dear Kris & Noi, When I was a lot younger than now, first starting out on my Thai bar girls learning curve, the girls seemed so much more.. er..erm., “innocent” than the modern crop. Maybe my rose-tinted memory is tricking me, but the girls seemed to be less pushy for your attention and asking for drinks, and quieter spoken. And I do not recall seeing so many tattoos on young women—it’s truly amazing where you see some now! One thing I always found very enticing and sexy was when the girl I had paid the fine for, would wear a towel coming out of the shower and wriggle into bed all

coy like it was her first time! Sadly, now it never happens and the girls are far more brazen and “European”. Where can I find those cute, coy girls in Pattaya now? The Timster

girl with a towel, just mention what you like to the girl you are chatting to; if she is smart she will perform exactly as you wish, and naturally expect a larger tip for her efforts.

Ah yes, the happy times of yore, when sweet girls waited demurely for customers to ask them over, and never requested that they buy a lady drink—those were the days, my friends! Or were they? Probably not, more likely a case of selective memory, but certainly there weren’t so many tattooed ladies. However, many expats would agree with you that some girls are very aggressive now when it comes to demanding lady drinks from punters as soon as they appear by your side. Many of the new breed of visitors to Fun City are rude and coarse, so maybe the girls are treating them like for like? As for a coy

Dear Kris & Noi, Following your comments a month or so ago about zebra crossings from a pedestrian’s viewpoint, can you please explain the correct procedure for a driver when approaching a Thai zebra crossing. When I stop to let people cross, I get a torrent of abuse and car horns blown at me while other drivers undertake me and race across the crossing skimming the pedestrians as they go. When I copy the Thai drivers I get huge guilt feelings and am waiting for the police siren to sound behind me. Highway Code Being the only vehicle to stop at a crossing can

prove to be risky for you, as you may well be clobbered from behind by a Thai who wouldn’t expect anyone to actually observe the rules, and extremely dangerous for any pedestrian who suicidally believes that the other traffic will stop, as it would in most other countries. Sorry to say that it is better for all if you just carry on when there are other vehicles around you; very little chance of a policeman going after you, unless it’s his mother waiting to cross. Dear Kris & Noi, I recently spent a few days at a friend’s house in a village, his wife’s birthplace. I was supposed to stay for a while, but only managed four days. There’s totally nothing there for an expat—no bars, restaurants, shops, only Isaan foodstalls and tiny mom and pop stores. He claims to be happy with the quiet life,

but I knew him when we were together around the bars and the girls every night so cannot believe that he has changed so much into total boredom. The nearest large town is 50 klicks away, where they do shopping once or twice a week, but even there the large supermarkets didn’t stock the kind of expat products that they sell in Pattaya, and night life looked minimal. The expats I saw looked totally out of place amongst so many Thais as they followed their wives with their shopping trolleys and loaded stuff into their pickups. I’m not wealthy, but have a great social life here with expat friends, the girls are friendly and everything is here for the expat. Why do these people come so far to live here then, instead of going where expats are catered for, stay in medieval villages or small towns that don’t cater for them? If they are too poor to enjoy life here they should have stayed at home. Fowi Maybe your friend just grew up when he took on

marital responsibilities, whereas you still enjoy bars and birds. Nothing wrong with that, it’s all a matter of personal choice; each and every expat has his/her reasons for living here. You, like so many, enjoy living amongst fellow expats, surrounded by expat-orientated bars and restaurants, and with female company on tap. Upcountry life is certainly not for you, as you have discovered. However, there are also many expats who would hate to spend their lives within an expatdominated community, much preferring to make their way in a quiet manner in a normal Thai region, mixing more with the locals and accepting their way of life. Although some will be regularly into the social scene, most rural-dwelling expats are more than likely living the kind of home-based family life they would like to have had in their own country, but couldn’t afford to. No doubt they are enjoying their life just as much as you, albeit in a different manner.


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How do you know when You’re really becoming Thai?

by Alan S. Brown

Some of us have resided here, in the Land of Smiles, for longer than we’d like to admit. We have our one year retirement visas and genuine Thai drivers’ licenses. We ride motorbikes with aplomb and actually don’t mind listening to Thai songs at the local karaoke. However, let’s face it: a westerner (aka farang) can never really assimilate and be considered a Thai. Thailand, for better or worse, is not a ‘melting pot.’ It is rare indeed for non Thai immigrants to become citizens. (As many expats, I hold a ‘non immigrant visa.’) When I joke with my Thai friends that I come from Isaan or that I am Thai, they roar with laughter at the absurdity. However, we all want to fit in. We try to adapt many of the cultural anomalies of our adopted

Anyone who has traveled in Asia must have encountered examples of Fractured English—written English phrases, usually on signs and menus, that make little sense and evoke puzzlement and amusement. Probably the most famous example is the item often listed on menus as “fried crap.” Whether this refers to carp or crab

home. In our quest to fit in, we try to act more Thai. Here are some signs that you’re really acting and becoming more ‘native.’ • You ride a motorbike. My friends back home think I’ve become a “Hell’s Angel,” when in reality, an underpowered, anything but macho, Honda Click (with automatic transmission that no self respecting owner of a Chopper would come near) is the most convenient way to negotiate the clogged and rutted roads of our fair city. • You drive like a native. This means taking the wheel after an evening of imbibing adult beverages; driving against traffic, running red lights, passing slower vehicles even if there’s traffic coming in the other direction and you may have to force them into a ditch; donning a helmet when you’re riding your motorbike while your five passengers, including

Grandma and little Lek (aged 1 ½), are helmetless. • You eat like a ‘real’ Thai. This means lots of chilies in your meals (Bring em on; the more the better!) and lots of street food. If you can’t handle ‘Papaya pok

you’re hungry, as opposed to three large meals. No dish is complete without a generous helping of ‘nam pla.’ You love durian, which you consider one of the essential food groups. • When your friend asks

pok,’ you’ve got a way to go before you can think of yourself as an almost ‘real’ Thai. Also, you eat small meals all day, whenever

you where you want to go, you say, “Up to you.” However, you don’t mean it. You just wait until he comes up with the answer

you wanted all along. Then you say, “See? Up to you.” • You cover up before and after those ‘intimate’ moments. Although you’ve just spent the last hour totally naked with your lover and have done all kinds of very personal and perhaps unspeakable things, when it’s time to shower, you wrap a towel around yourself and leave it on until you underwear is firmly in place. • You avoid getting suntanned at all costs. You steer clear of the beach. If for some reason, you are forced to make an appearance at the beach (Aunt Lucy is visiting from Alaska, for example), you stay covered from head to toe and slather all exposed areas with number 547 sun block. An essential difference between Thais (and many other Asians) and westerners (especially from cold countries) are their attitude toward getting dark from the sun.

Fractured English

depends on whether it’s listed under “Fish” or “Shellfish.” If it’s listed under “Seafood,” you have to guess. Many years ago, when I was living on Taiwan, I encountered T-shirts with slogans imprinted on them whose meaning was, at best, ambiguous. “I’m a Lucky Bargee” was a favorite, as was “King of the Eagle—Huge World.” There was an In-On Hotel and a Happy V.D. Clinic, probably visited in that sequence by the unwary. There was also a Long Hot Hard Store. I suspect that the innocent owner had asked one of the many evil-minded American G.I.s then stationed on the island for a good English name for his store, and was rewarded with this piquant appellation. In recent years, China has become a gold mine for connoisseurs of Fractured English. Back in the 1980s, when Tibetan tourism was in its infancy, Lhasa was graced by an office labeled “Lhasa

Reception Center for the Unorganized Tourists.” Little hole-in-the-wall restaurants had chirpy names like The Best Place, Fully Restaurant, Merry Making Dining Room, and Toots Restaurant. Outside Jokhang Square there was a large sign prohibiting a long list of antisocial activities, capped by “Strictly forbid defecating and urinating everywhere.” That would have made an excellent T-shirt slogan. Thanks to decades of British colonialism, India has always enjoyed a high standard of English, but it tends to be quaintly Victorian. A sign on a wall in Kolkata used to proclaim, “Do not dishonour our proud by committing nuisance here.” “Committing nuisance” is a euphemism for a natural function that Indian men sometimes perform against walls when there are no toilets nearby and no signs to warn them against dishonouring their proud. In Kolkata there is (or used to be) a Theism Computer Academy, inspiring the

question of whether it confers degrees in theology as well as computer study. There’s also the question of whether the preferred brand of theism is monotheism, polytheism, pantheism, or atheism. Here in Thailand, as the standard of English has advanced, examples of fractured English are increasingly hard to find. Still, there are occasional nuggets: • From a newspaper advertisement for an exclusive restaurant: “The feast is await.” • From a billboard advertising posh homes: “Beyond the Prized Life.” It’s a little difficult to puzzle out exactly what the Prized Life is, but beyond it has got to be expensive, because the homes are priced at 23 million baht. • On a billboard: “Drink Don’t Drive.” They want us to drink? • On another billboard: “Don’t be fooled by fake drugs.” They want us to take real ones? • On a package of peanuts: “Consume after opening

package.” Errrr…how could we possibly consume them BEFORE opening the package? Maybe the package is edible? Most wonderful of all are the advertisements for schools that specialize in teaching English. Sometimes these appear in the English-language press, whose editors don’t seem to proofread the copy received by their advertising departments. A few gems: • “Value. I demand it. Direct English deliver it.” I’m glad it do. • From an ad for a school teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) program: “I think, therefore IB.” Presumably the IB program doesn’t include English grammar. • “Xxx international school Bangkok / Proud to present / The world class Educational System from Canada. Study in Thailand with Canadian Educational Standard while your kid still live with you in Bangkok.” Before leaving the topic of schools, I should note that there is a Joan of Arc

• You shower several times a day: at a minimum when you arise, when you go to bed, before you go out to dinner or bar hop and most importantly, immediately before and right after horizontal calisthenics with your favorite exercise partner. • You operate on ‘Thai time.’ “Meet me at 7 pm,” can mean 7 pm, an hour later, three hours later, when you wake up from your nap or never. • You try to speak Thai. When natives begin to comprehend your mutterings beyond ‘Sawatdee, krup’ and ‘Mai pen rai,’ you’re making progress. Remember, even if you think you know the vocabulary, if your pronunciation or tone is even slightly off, many Thais will be unable to understand you. If you’re one of those farangs that thinks all Thais should be able to communicate in your native language, go to the back of the line. • You don’t sweat the small stuff. When you’d normally get teed off after getting cut off on the road or when someone cuts in front of you on a queue, you just smile and say, “Mai pen rai.” You develop ‘jai yen’ (cool heart). Business Administration School in Thonburi. St. Joan’s expertise in business administration was presumably what got her canonized, although it doesn’t seem to have done her much good when she was being burned at the stake. The Chinese still do it best, though, as with the ad for a summer camp in Shanghai that advertises “Study and activity coorperates with Chinese student / Reach see a factory smelts big iron most in the world / Rest middle a Shanghai city.” The demand for admission to this camp is so great that they have to caution, “We take amount 20 seat only.” But some schools in Thailand know how to get it right, as with the one that asks, “Is your English holding you back?” and answers, “Let the experts at Xxx improve your skills, boost your confidence, and turbo-charge your career.” I like the idea of a turbocharged career, and with that felicitous phrase the school in question can triumphantly lay claim to the prize for teaching turbo-charged English. S. Tsow can be flamed at s.tsow@ymail.com, except when he’s trying to turbocharge his prose.


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Superior Lifestyle Opportunities in Jomtien with Jomtien Beach Penthouses The Ottesen family have been involved in the luxury property and hospitality business in Thailand since 1972, first in Bangkok and latterly in Pattaya, during which time they have established an enviable reputation for integrity, build quality and exemplary customer service. Pattaya Today recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Allan Ottesen, the Business Manager of their extensive enterprises, whose portfolio includes the Residence Suites, the Residence Garden, Jomtien Boathouse, Jomtien Beach Residence and their restaurant, the Captain’s Corner. Their latest project, the flagship of the group, Jomtien Beach Penthouses, on which construction of 6th floor out of 8 is completed. Whole project is due for completion in October 2010, actually ahead of schedule. Mr. Allan told Pattaya Today that his parents, Ib and Kannikar Ottesen, were early pioneers of low-rise luxury condominium projects and serviced apartments in Pattaya. The company caters to customers requiring holiday or long-term residential

management service so the latter group can rest assured in the certain knowledge that they can leave their properties in the capable hands of the company who will take the utmost care of the apartments and attend to all the rental management particulars while they are away. The properties for sale are also very popular as retirement homes, being exceptionally well equipped in terms of amenities and facilities. Particularly at this time of economic uncertainty, it is imperative that discerning prospective buyers should have the utmost confidence in projects and their developers. In this respect, Mr. Allan was keen to point out that their company is self-financing, possesses a strong, sound

middlemen as well as having to pay no extra commission. Mr. Allan proudly showed Pattaya Today the scale model of their flagship project, Jomtien Beach Penthouses, as well as showing our representatives around the work in progress. Jomtien Beach Penthouses is a uniquely attractive development, combining the best features of European and Thai architecture, including six tiered penthouses featuring rooftop salas; each penthouse with its own private swimming pool. In a superb location in Jomtien Soi 9, minutes away from the beach, most apartments above the 4th floor can enjoy the spectacular sunsets across Jomtien Bay from their large private balconies.

apartments, both for sale and rent. Rental-wise, their customers are represented among members of the tourist market requiring affordable short-term holiday lets, as well as long-term residents, many of whom are executive employees of companies in the Eastern Seaboard’s industrial estates. Purchase-wise, their properties represent superb investment opportunities, either to live in or to buy-to-let and they offer a comprehensive

financial balance sheet and a proven track record, with so many well established projects already complete and thriving. In addition, the company owns the land for their projects outright, and their past record amply demonstrates that they fulfil all their promises, not least finishing according to schedule. Furthermore, by actually having their own real estate agency, Jomtien Beach Properties, one can deal directly with the developers themselves, eliminating

Being in such a fine location, effectively in the middle of Jomtien Beach Road, assures residents of swift access to all that Jomtien and Pattaya have to offer in terms of fine dining, exotic entertainments, watersports, culture, shopping and recreation, as well as being very near Soi Watboon, leading to Sukhumvit Road and the national road network, which in turn gives access to the three airports of Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang and U-Tapao, as well as the

numerous recreational and industrial facilities of the Eastern Seaboard. Apartment-wise, the already much sought after, eight-storey Jomtien Beach Penthouses project will comprise 79 self-contained studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, and penthouses, ranging from 32 to 270m2, with starting prices from less than Bt2 million. Each apartment is equipped with well-appointed bathrooms, stylish kitchens and dining areas, as well as air-conditioners in the spacious bedrooms and living rooms. The six penthouses are self-contained and individual privacy is assured so that one’s neighbour is not able to see into the tiered terrace areas below. The comprehensive facilities of Jomtien Beach Penthouses include a modern fitness centre, cable TV and easy connection to True UBC, built-in internet LAN service to assure a reliable service, lavish swimming pool, covered car park, 24-hour security with closed-circuit monitoring system, European standard, three-phase earthed electrical system, and a fire protection system of the highest international standard. The condominium project as a whole conspires to grant to its residents an exceptional tropical paradise lifestyle of the highest standards. There is currently a well appointed show-room in the Sales Office on Soi 9, Jomtien Beach Road, where one can see just what can be achieved in terms of the apartments’ potential. On

display is a fully-furnished model apartment giving one a comprehensive idea of what is available in the furniture package that is currently on offer. Mr. Allan stressed that the management is ultraaccessible, and either currently live or will live on site, thus proving the quality of the condominiums in the

group. There also have been no complaints amongst the residents who apparently are exceedingly satisfied with all that is available. Soi 9, Jomtien Beach Road, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Chonburi. Tel: 085-697 8245 /081-802 3430, E-Mail: info@ jomtienbeachpenthouses.com, Website: www.jomtienbeach penthouses.com


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Vol. 9 No. 06  1 - 15 December 2009 compulsory on all cars. Expertss said they will stop bogus insurance claims as companies can check drivers accounts of accidents against what really happened.

Britain to cut Global Warming BRITAIN won’t reach its targets for helping to cut global warming experts warned last month, we will not slash our carbon dioxide emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 as planned. The Government will also miss the EU target of producing 15 per cent of energy by wind power, solar panels and other green sources. Analysts Cambridge Econometrics calls for “strong action soon”. Plunging pound boost London THE PLUNGING pound has propelled London into the Top Ten world’s best-value destination according to Lonely Planet. The guide introduces its Best in Travel 2010 by saying of London “Ever economic crisis has a silver lining.” Obesity patients soar 60% in a year THE NUMBER of people ending up in hospital because they are too fat has soared by 60 per cent in just one year, and in the past five years the numbers needing care because they are dangerously overweight has more than quadrupled There were 8,085 admissions for obesity in 2008/9 in England - up from 5,056 in 2007/8 (13 million) and a 20 per cent increase on 2007/8 ( 11.8 million) There were over five million emergency admissions, 5 per cent up on 2007/08 (4.8 million). Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum said “The obesity problem is like a tsunami and we are going to see more and more people in hospital.” Artificial nose will sniff out book’ condition SCIENTISTS have devised an artificial nose that can assess the condition of ancient books by smell. They say that the non-destructive “sniff” test could help libraries and museum archives to preserve precious historical documents as they degrade with age. Matija Strlic, a Chemist at University College London who led the study said “Having seen conservators sniffing papers to tell them apart, we decided it was worth trying to devise an artificial version.” Usually scientific analysis of historical documents requires a small sample of paper to be removed or for the paper to be moistened. Neither of these are things you want to do to the edge of a Da Vinci drawing.” Dr. Strlic said, the new technique could be carried out without damaging or even touching the book. The British Library, which took part in the planning stage of the project, is hoping to use the device. The artificial nose, picks up the

hundreds of odour molecules released from the book, volatile organic compounds using a silicone sampling strip. Brits change their spending habits MORE than half of all Brits have changed their spending habits for good thanks to the recession a poll revealed. Nearly 60 per cent have cut on-the-go snacks and 45 per cent buy fewer clothes than a year ago. Overall 52 per cent say shopping habits have changed long-term said accounting giant Deloitte. Fighting Pneumonia killer UNITED NATIONS officials said £23.7 billion is needed over six years to fight pneumonia, the “secret” major killer of children. Its toll linked to poverty and malnutrition, is higher than Aids, malaria and measles combined. Now the first World Pneumonia Day and a target was set to prevent more than five million deaths by 2015. “Fear detector” to sniff out terrorists A DEVICE which can smell human fear could be smelling out terrorists. The technology being worked on by British scientists relies on recognising the scent given off by people when tending to sweat when they are scared. Prof Tong Tun of City University London said “The challenge lies in identifying the chemical that gives away the signature of human fear, especially the fear in relation to criminal acts.” It is hoped the fear detection could be used at check points such as airports. Evidence that the smell of fear exists was uncovered by US scientist’s last year who studied the under-arm secretions of terrified novice skydivers. A Black Mayor for London? BRITAIN will experience the ‘Obama Effect’ in full when a back man or woman becomes Mayor in London according to one of the country’s leading playwright’s. Kwame Kwei-Armah believes the election of a black Mayor would be a “true symbol of progress”, as about 45 per cent of central Londoners will be from ethnic community by polling day in 2012. EU plan to track your car BRIT drivers could soon have to fit aircraft -style black boxes to help police sort out who in their cars are to blame for crashes. The EU wants the boxes which record 20 types of data including brakes and indicator use to be

Britons plan to cut back on Christmas THERE was a blow to retailers last week when a survey revealed Britons plan to cut back Christmas spending. Research by Broker Execution shows that shoppers in the UK will spend an average of £358 on presents this year, 4% down on a year ago. Execution Analyst, Carolline Gulliver said, “With many still believing the spectre of unemployment hangs over them and half thinking their tax bill will rise, people are cutting back spending.” Londoners travelling to work LONDONERS travelling to work now regularly take over £3,000 worth of technology with them. A study of more than 1,000 commuters found greater numbers are carrying laptops, music players and games machines together, the research by esure also found rising numbers carry two mobile phones. Briton’s have five lives THE AVERAGE Briton has five near death experiences during their life, a poll found. Forty per cent of us claim to have seen our life flash before our eyes during a car crash, A third claim to have survived a high-voltage electric shock and almost as many have lived through a serious natural disaster. Pete Markey of ‘More Than Life Insurance’ which commissioned the servey said “Life is precious and many Brits seem to have had a heck of a lot of lucky escapes.” No seven year itch FORGET the seven-year itch; spouses now have to worry about the 11-year split. That is the average length modern partnerships survive, according to the Office for National Statistics. Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith, who chairs the Centre for Social Justice said people should have realistic expectations. “Marriage is on average not going to be for life but that doesn’t mean those 11 years would be better spent apart.” he said. Are you flying on holiday? AIR RAGE is on the increase - and alcohol is the main cause. There were 3,485 reported incidents of dangerous behaviour aboard UK aircraft in the year to March 2009, a rise on the previous year’s figure of 2,702 the Department for Transport said last month. The number of incidents classed as serious rose from 31 in 2007-8 to 44 in 2008-9. Passengers had to be restrained in 29 cases and 13 planes had to be diverted. There were 796 reports of passenger arguing with crew and 106 of violence towards crew. Alcohol was involved in 37 per cent of incidents and 30 per cent of these involved passengers drinking their own booze. In 10 per cent of cases offenders were thrown off planes before takeoff, only 18 per cent of incidents indicated offenders’ ages however the most common age group for go-on board disruption was the 30 to 39-year-olds.


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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING

Winners of the 2009 Thailand Property Awards Announced

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Over 1000 nominations and record number of entries: Toughest year yet.

After a long and thorough judging process, the winners of the 2009 Thailand Property Awards were announced at a lavish fivestar Gala Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Over 450 attended the Gala Dinner and awards presentation to find out who were this year’s best-of-thebest. Now in their fourth year, the Thailand Property Awards recognise not only the winners of each award, but they also assist in promoting the high level of quality of Thailand’s real estate, construction, architectural and interior design as well as industry professional services, and through a professionally run awards system helps put Thailand real estate on the world stage. “We received more than 1,000 nominations this year – a 300% increase on last year. And then from the entries, the judges had to draw up a short-list for each category, and from that shortlist select the winner. The judging process was more rigorous than ever this year, having a central Bangkok panel make the initial short-lists and provincial teams undertake site inspections for the condo and

villa categories. The final list of winners was delivered by the central panel to BDO Richfield Advisory Limited for safe-keeping, with the winners being announced at the Gala Dinner, commented Duncan Worthington, Managing Director of Ensign Media, organisers of the awards and publishers of Property Report publications. “The awards grow in stature every year and we are happy to see many new winners this year and a good number from around the country. While we don’t announce second or third place, all entries that made the shortlists and the top three in each category that were announced at

After a long and arduous process of nomination, entry and judging, the winners of the 2009 Thailand Property Awards are: Best Developer – TCC Capital Land. Best Boutique Developer – Dhevatara Properties. Thaizeit Best International Agent – CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Best Thailand Agent – Indigo Real Estate Co. Ltd. Prestige Thailand magazine Best Villa Development (Thailand) – Andara Villas by Andara Phuket. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Best Condo Development (Thailand) – The Heights Phuket by Raimon Land PLC. British Chamber of Commerce Thailand Best Housing Development (Bangkok) – The Royal Residence by TCC Capital Land Ltd. Phuket Post Best Villa Development (Phuket) – Andara Villas by Andara Phuket. Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) – The Village at Horseshoe Point by Horseshoe Point Co. Ltd. Best Villa Development (Samui) – The Mandalay Villas by Ban Mandalay Co. Ltd. Best Villa Development (Hua Hin) – Nishaville by KIJ Development. The Wall Street Journal Asia Best Condo Development (Bangkok) – The Address Chidlom by Asian Property Development Public Company Limited. Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville Best Condo Development (Phuket) – Andara Residences by Andara Phuket. Best Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) – The Sanctuary Wong Amat by Daika Estate Co.Ltd. Best Condo Development (Samui) – Infinity Samui by Vertuz Development Co. Ltd. Best Condo Development (Hua Hin) – Baan Ing Phu by Baan Ing Phu Co. Ltd. Signity Thailand Green Development Award – Horseshoe Point by Horseshoe Point Co. Ltd. Gaggenau Best Architectural Design – Andara Phuket by Andara Phuket. Studio Gypser Best Interior Design – The Sukhothai Residences by HKR International Ltd. Deluxe Property Vietnam magazine Best Agent Website – www.cbre.co.th. I-Marketing Best Development Website – www.sukhothairesidences.com. Luxury Properties magazine Best Print Advertisement – W Koh Samui Retreat & Residences. Property Report Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year – Settha Thavisin, President of Sansiri PLC.

the Gala Dinner should be very proud of their achievement as the number and quality of entries this year were exceptional,” added Worthington. “We have been involved in the awards since the beginning and again this year our role was to oversee the process - to ensure the nomination and entry stages were carried out within the rules and that all entries met the eligibility criteria for the respective awards. We were present in all the central judging panel meetings to ensure all was carried out fairly and transparently. We received the final list of the winners from the judges, verified scores and that winners again met the eligibility criteria

and informed the organisers of the chosen winners. Neither ourselves, nor the organisers, allocated any points or influenced any judging, and we are confident that the awards were indeed thorough and fair,” said Paul Ashburn, Senior Partner of BDO.

This year there were 23 awards – two new additions were Best Villa Development (Thailand) and Best Condo Development (Thailand). These two awards were eligible only to completed developments, distinct from the provincial awards which are eligible to developments under construction. In total, there were 7 winners from Bangkok, 3 from the Eastern Seaboard, 6 from Phuket, 4 from Samui and 2 from Hua Hin. The Property Report Real Estate Personality of the Year award is decided and presented

by Property Report Thailand magazine. There is no nomination and entry procedure for this award and the decision for the winner is made by the Property Report Thailand team. This year, the award was presented to Khun Settha Thavisin, President of Sansiri PLC. Khun Settha has long been a leading light in the Thailand real estate industry, and this year Khun Settha has guided Sansiri’s growth with the launch of numerous new condominium and housing developments in these challenging times.

“We’d like to offer our congratulations to all deserved winners. So many people are involved in making the awards a success and in these difficult times we are proud to see so many people take part in the awards and join us at the Gala Dinner to celebrate with the winners and to acknowledge the successes of the industry at large,” concluded Worthington. Sponsors of the 2009 Thailand Property Awards included: Gaggenau, Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville,


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Possible New Outbreak Of Bird Flu In Nan Province The death of nearly 100 fowl in Nan Province has sparked fears of a new outbreak of Avian flu in Thailand. With the onset of winter, flu generally increases worldwide, but the death of 79-plus poultry over a one month period led officials at Nan’s livestock department to send some of the dead birds to the National Institute of Animal Health in Lam-pang Province to determine whether Avian flu or A/ H1N1 influenza caused their deaths. Well-Known Motor-cross Racer Dies Of Heart Failure The well-known motor-cross racer and acrobatic stunt man, John Isaram, 54, died recently at his home in Plaengyao district, Chachoengsao, apparently from heart failure. John’s wife, Montha Kaekthet, 45, told press that the stunt man had complained of chest pains at 3 am, but was reluctant to go to hospital. However, when her husband began to experience breathing difficulties at 3:30 am, she called for an ambulance, but John died before it arrived. No Sovereign Wealth Fund For Thailand Unlike many of its neighbours like China and South Korea, keen to earn higher returns on their foreign reserves, Thailand sees no need to establish a sovereign wealth fund, according to Finance Minister Korn Chathikavanij. Minister Korn put this reluctance on the part of Thailand down to the fact that he has little confidence in the future sustainability of current foreign reserves, as well as being concerned about loss of investor confidence. Thailand’s New National Coach Spurs Team To Victory Former Man U captain, Bryan Robson, Thailand’s new national coach, proved his worth when the national team beat Singapore Lions 3-1 recently in an Asian Cup qualifier, representing what some critics claim is one of their finest results in recent memory. “We started the game very well. We kept our shape very well and we had trained for that,” Robson said. Only one glitch, the Thai side lost concentration, resulting in a penalty. Premier’s Proposed Visit To Chiang Mai Fraught With Tension Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s visit to Chiang Mai on Nov 29 has provoked strong reaction from the 16 redshirt groups in the city, including a supposedly jocular threat by Petcharawat Watthanapong, DJ of the red-shirts’ community radio station, to bomb the premier. Tens of thousands of police and military will be out in force to prevent any red-shirt disruption and tourism boss, Kanok Suwanasut, called on them not to resort to violence as it would adversely affect Chiang Mai tourism. UDD Preparing Last Ditch Attempt To Topple Government The United front for Democracy against Dictatorship has pledged to attempt to finally bring down the Abhisit government by staging a five-day rally starting on November 29, which one million red-shirts are slated to attend. UDD core leader, Jatuporn Promphan, maintains they will rally in the face of the government’s inevitable invocation of the Internal Security Act to deal with the protesters. Promphan maintains only one option remains for the government, namely to dissolve the House and call elections. American Paedophile Receives Lengthy Jail Term For Child Abuse In Thailand A New Jersey actor, Wayne Nelson Corliss, who played Santa Claus and other characters at children’s parties, family-friendly corporate gatherings and fairs in New

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Jersey received a 19 years and seven months jail sentence for visiting Thailand, three times, on the invitation of a paedophile on “Boy Love and Chat” internet chat room to have sex with six-year-old boys and videotaping at least one assault, as well as publishing chilling details of abusing four-year-old boys in New Jersey, later circulated on the internet.

asserted that Thailand’s economy, the second-largest in Southeast Asia, could expand by 5% in 2010 if there is political stability; although, he did express concern about recent gains in the baht. However, more realistic estimates by economists considering the socio-political storm which is about to be unleashed all through the high season, expect a growth figure of 3.5% next year, among the slowest in Asia.

Thailand One Step Nearer To Adopting Nuclear Energy The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand signed an agreement with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co, recently, with the intent of benefitting from the Chinese company’s nuclear know-how as it decides whether or not to adopt nuclear energy. Thailand has a 15year power roadmap that envisages building the country’s first 1, 000-MW nuclear power plant by 2021, with a second plant of the same capacity to be finished one year later.

Thai Police Attempt To Extradite Japanese Scam Merchant Thai police are attempting to extradite from Japan a Japanese national to stand trial for fraud for organising a scam perpetrated in Thailand. He sought buyers via newspaper ads in his company name, Flashy Colors, asserting they could earn money merely by buying branded goods, like luxury watches, in Thailand for his company. He then travelled here and collected the items, but has not repaid costs and expenses amounting to 60 million yen to those he scammed.

Yet Another Celebrity Joins Habitat For Humanity’s Chiang Mai Work Project As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 82nd birthday, “Stone Soup” cartoonist/creator Jan Eliot joined community members, celebrities and approximately 3,000 volunteers to build 85 houses for the needy. Jan Eliot will help build houses in the Chiang Mai Province as part of a Women Build crew; a programme specifically oriented toward teaching construction skills to female volunteers who will build five homes in the locality. Intelligence Experts Warns Of Impending Blood On The Streets As Thaksin Attempts Come Back Top intelligence expert Pummarat Thaksadipong and political observers are warning of an impending threemonth long crisis involving extreme political disruption, violence and even death on the streets as Thaksin Shinawatra ups-the-ante in a bid to regain power or force the government to dissolve the House of Representatives before the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders rules on a corruption case against him, and on whose verdict approximately Bt76 billion of Thaksin’s assets depends. Let Hmong Refugees Resettle In The West UN Urges Thailand Thailand has been urged by the UN to free 158 ethnic Hmong from Laos from their three-year incarceration in Nong Khai Immigration Detention Centre and allow them to seek refuge in the West. The UNHCR has recognised them as refugees worthy of asylum, but Thai authorities refute this, insisting they are economic migrants facing deportation to Laos. “They have not committed any crime and their detention serves no purpose,” UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic maintained. Thai Authorities Begin To Make An Impact On The Illegal Ivory Trade Police recently arrested two Thai middlemen accused of smuggling African ivory to supply shops in Thailand that sell jewellery, trinkets and local ivory products, including to Internet customers in the United States. The arrests represent a crack down by Thai authorities on the growing illicit Asian ivory trade, which has operated with impunity in the region for years, selling in hundreds of venues from five-star hotels to Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market. Security Forces Blitz Separatist Stronghold Thai security forces recently killed six suspected separatist fighters in a gun battle in Pattani Province, in which two police officers were injured. 200 police and soldiers surrounded a house occupied by a suspect and demanded the separatists surrender. When they received no response, the security forces, opened fire and in the ensuing battle, all inside were killed. One of the dead is suspected of shooting a policeman in 2008 and the others were all wanted men. Optimistic Economic Growth Forecasts Unrealistic Say Economists Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu optimistically

Senior Citizen Dies In Karaoke Shop Fire A 74-year-old woman, Yupa Sriprasit, who was sleeping overnight in a karaoke shop in Samut Prakan was caught in a blaze which engulfed the establishment in which she perished. The karaoke shop owner, Koijai Sukha, told police she had closed shop at 4am and had asked her partially paralyzed mother-in-law to stay alone overnight at the shop. At 5:30am, the fire started, quickly engulfing nearby premises in a conflagration which took three hours to extinguish. Thailand’s Economic Recession Is Over Says The Bank Of Thailand The Bank of Thailand announced in October that Thailand’s economic recession is over, as unemployment eased and manufacturing expanded on the back of an increased demand for rice, electronics and car parts. “We remain positive on an export-led growth recovery in Thailand. With signs of resurgence in exports in North Asia in October, we think shipments out of Thailand are likely to benefit, thus helping support the recovery,” stated Barclays Capital in Singapore economist, Rahul Bajoria. Premier Optimistic As Thailand Makes Evacuation Plans For Trapped Citizens Thailand is making contingency plans to evacuate Thai citizens from Cambodia if the diplomatic imbroglio between the two countries becomes worse, according to Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban. Meanwhile, speaking from Singapore, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva asserted that the ongoing diplomatic impasse between Thailand and Cambodia would not have a negative effect on co-operation between ASEAN members, insisting it is a local affair and stressing that the problem must be resolved by the two countries themselves. Government’s Attempt To Extradite Thaksin Likely To Prove Ineffectual The government is apparently setting in motion steps to extradite Thaksin from Cambodia to face trial for corruption. “As soon as we know Thaksin’s exact address in Cambodia, we will submit a document requesting extradition to Phnom Penh, in accordance with the extradition treaty between the two countries,” General (OAG) stated. However, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has asserted that he will not extradite Thaksin to Thailand, because the extradition treaty prohibits sending anyone to face punishment for a political offence. Inundation Ravages Wide Areas In The South. Four days of torrential rain in Narathiwat Province has caused the Sungai Kolok, Bang Nara and Sai Buri rivers to break their banks, inundating villages, roads and agricultural land in Cho Airong, Chanae, Rangae, Rueso, Si Sakhon, Sungai Padi, Sungai Kolok, Bacho and Muang districts, resulting in nine districts in the province being declared disaster zones. At least 10,188 villagers have been affected by the deluge, which damaged homes, 15 roads, five bridges, and three mosques, causing millions of bahts’ worth of damage.


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Biggest moral hazard in history but there are opportunities

by Simon Philbrook Having presided over the UK banking chaos of the last year or two, Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, recently hit out at the massive support extended to the banking sector around the world, calling it the “biggest moral hazard in history”. The logic of King’s argument runs along the lines, that if any institutions are “too important to fail” then the probability of those institutions failing is very low, so they should be left to fend for themselves without tax payer support. For the rest, institutions that fail must not impose unacceptable costs on the rest of society. But is this really logical? Even King admits that the sheer scale of support to the banking sector is breathtaking. “In the UK, in the form of direct or guaranteed loans and equity investment, it is not far short of a trillion (that

is, one thousand billion) pounds, close to two-thirds of the annual output of the entire economy,” states King. “To paraphrase a great wartime leader, never in the field of financial endeavour has so much money been owed by so few to so many. And, one might add, so far with little real reform.” The real key is King’s belief that institutions that are really “too important to fail” don’t belong in the private sector. Government support for high-risk bankers is a moral hazard. “Encouraging banks to take risks that result in large dividend and remuneration payouts when things go well and losses for taxpayers when they don’t, distorts the allocation of resources and management of risk.” We couldn’t agree more with that last sentiment. Even though we still don’t really know what the specifics of King’s ideas are. Interestingly, Prime Minister Brown holds a different view and has hit back at King’s calls for banks to split their retail and investment activities,

saying that the difference between a retail and an investment bank is not the cause of the sector’s problems. “He has got to remember that Northern Rock was effectively a retail bank and it collapsed. Lehman Brothers was effectively an investment bank without a retail bank and it collapsed.” Brown believes that the cause of the problem is that banks have been insufficiently regulated at a global level and standards for that in the future are needed. Typically it’s less of a punchy message, but there is a good deal of dour Scottish wisdom in Brown’s views, even if they don’t translate into good sound-bites Today it’s almost impossible to know what the real facts are regarding the economy. It seems we’re just scratching the surface when we talk about issues, like unemployment, home mortgages, national debt and GDP growth to name a few. This isn’t only an issue in America, but in the UK, as well as most countries across the globe.

Is the market artificially inflated, creating another bubble (just waiting to explode) or is investor confidence real? While all of these socalled market indicators are rising, consumer confidence languishes at near-Depression levels in the US, so it’s obvious that the American public isn’t buying the current market expansion and all the related talk that goes along with it. The issue now is uncertainty – it’s the plain truth. Until the coming correction, we’re recommending to lean towards the conservative side of things. Gold hit a new record recently, rising by $22.50 to close at $1,139. It seems like only yesterday it was breeching $1,000 and now look how the yellow metal is growing. If you had bought gold about ten years ago, you did very well, as gold sells for more than 4 times that price today. But does that mean the gold rush is finished? Here are six reasons that we may be in a gold bull market:

The greatest movie of all time

by Mr Pobaan

We’re at a bit of a loose end tonight. We’ve finished dinner and cleared away the dishes. We’ve sat outside and gazed at the stars, checking that no new ones have arrived in our hemisphere since last night, we’ve checked the email and we’ve watered the plants. ‘Let’s get a DVD,’ suggests my constant companion and love of my life, Mrs Pobaan. This sounds like a good idea, but which one to choose? There are so many movies in the world. Rather than going for one that’s just come out and that might be a disappointment, perhaps we should watch a really great movie, one that has stood the test of time. Opinions differ about which is the greatest movie ever. Do we go with the film industry and choose the one that won the most Oscars –Ben-Hur – or do we refer to some other poll of film critics or audiences? These usually

throw up titles like Citizen Kane, the Godfather, Star Wars, Gone with the Wind and Casablanca, I discover. Casablanca. That’s one I haven’t seen for a long time, I realise. ‘Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.’ ‘Here’s looking at you, kid.’ ‘Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake.’ I’d quite like to hear Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman smouldering over these memorable lines. I’d like to feel the tension of living in an occupied country and watch the uneasy and ultimately unrequited romance develop between seedy Rick and the soft-focus Ilsa. Casablanca picked up a few Oscars at the time, so I decide we should go for that. I relay the results of my research to my wife. ‘That’s a good idea,’ I reply to her suggestion. ‘Let’s watch Casablanca.’ ‘What’s that?’ ‘It’s a movie about some people thrown together in Morocco during the war. It’s

very romantic. I think you’d like it.’ ‘Does it have zombies, ghosts, dinosaurs or snakes?’ ‘Er, zombies, ghosts, dino...’ I’m taken a bit offguard by Mrs Pobaan’s list of requirements. I run through the familiar, iconic scenes of the film in my mind to check for the appearance of zombies, ghosts etc. Rick in the bar, the creepy character played by Peter Lorre whose name I don’t recall - with the letters of transit, Ilsa arriving with her noble husband Laszlo, the contest between the French and German orchestras to drown out each other’s anthems, As Time Goes By, ‘We’ll always have Paris’, and the final scene at the airfield. No, I don’t remember any zombies. I run it again for ghosts. Nothing that spooky. Could there have been a pair of stegosaurs nesting under Sam’s piano? ‘There may be snakes in the desert,’ I suggest enthusiastically. ‘Casablanca

probably has lots of snakes.’ ‘But are they anacondas?’ my wife wants to know, getting very specific. ‘I don’t think anacondas play a very important part in the story. I’m sure the film is the worse for it, but I suppose they were difficult to get hold of in the war. They may have got written out when it came to the shoot.’ ‘Shoot? Is there shooting?’ ‘I meant shooting the film – actually making the movie – but there is a little bit of gun shooting too.’ ‘I’m not that happy about shooting, actually.’ ‘There’s not much. It shouldn’t put you off. I could tell you when to look away.’ ‘All the same, I’d prefer zombies.’ Now, as you would expect, Mr Pobaan is master of his household. Although our simple home across the Sukhumvit Road is a model of democracy, when it comes to points of disagreement, I like to think that my persuasive and wise counsel generally

1. With interest rates near zero, there’s basically no opportunity cost to choosing to buy gold over Treasuries. 2. The US Fed is going to keep building debt, which is likely to cause world-wide central bank inflation, as banks seek to devalue their currency in an effort to keep the dollar strong. 3. In a departure from their usual routine of selling gold, central banks around the world are now buying more gold than they are selling. They are looking to shield themselves from the weakening dollar. 4. Countries are increasing the amount of gold in their reserves. On the one hand, developed nations, like Italy and France hold 66.6% and 70.6%, respectively, of their reserves in gold. Although countries like Russia and China only hold 4.3% and 1.9% of their reserves in gold. Developing countries have an easier justification for growing their holdings. 5. Few people in the US own gold and that is beginning to change. 6. Lastly, only a few

nations, like China, are encouraging citizens to buy gold for personal savings. There’s plenty of room for buying by the public to increase. When it comes to constructing a portfolio in today’s investment environment the adage of ‘diversity’ cannot be emphasised more strongly. Please diversify, diversify, diversify and have no personal or historical loyalty to any one asset class.

holds sway. I say ‘generally’ because, tonight, despite the pedigree of my suggested movie, Casablanca, and the seductive way in which I sell it to my sweet wife, in the end I have to accept that the film contains precious few zombies, ghosts or dinosaurs and, if there are snakes slithering around the Moroccan desert, they are surely not large South American constrictors nor do they make themselves particularly apparent in the movie. In short, I lose and we watch ‘Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid’ which, to Mrs Pobaan’s delight, does feature an anaconda. ‘We could never have met through an internet dating site,’ I surprise my wife by suggesting to her when the film is over. ‘Why’s that?’ ‘If you sign up to those things, you have to put in information about yourself. The computer then matches men with women who’re interested in the same sorts of things. They may ask you what kind of films you like to watch. If the computer’s looking for a zombie-movie lover for you, it’s hardly going to find me. Then it wouldn’t match us up and we wouldn’t ever meet.’ ‘But we met already, so what’s the point?’

‘The point is that we’re very happy together.’ ‘Yes. And? So?’ ‘And so, maybe two people don’t need to be interested in the same movies to be happy together.’ ‘Movies, no. But if you cheat on me you’re going to be dead.’ Of course we still have the important things, love, food, friends and family. Years ago I might have said books and movies, but it doesn’t seem so important now that we should like the same things. I can watch Casablanca while Mrs Pobaan is at the gym. Together, we can both enjoy Anacondas - after all, we don’t both have to be awake to have a good time. We still have each other. The fundamental things apply as time goes by.

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 Our ideas of what is the greatest movie of all time seem to be influenced most by what they like in America – box-office receipts, opinion polls of US film-goers and the views of Hollywood insiders. What’s the most popular film amongst Pattayans has so far gone unrecorded. Please right this wrong by emailing your top three movies of all time to kuhn.pobaan@ gmail.com.


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P. & N. Poolshop was formed in 2005 by Phillip & Nittaya. Philip worked as a competent building contractor for 20 years, mostly building private propert-ies including swimming pools. Now, he’s the company’s director, sales, swimming pool design, pool construction supervisor, quantity surveyor and pool structural engineer. While Nittaya used to be a photographer before she became the company’s director, administration, purchasing officer and pool maintenance supervisor. Many residents and property developers in and around Pattaya are benefiting from Phillip’s many years of experience, expertise and knowledge in swimming pool design, build and maintenance.

Questions asked by many readers What can be done to prevent tile grout from continuously becoming discolored and breaking down ? Dear readers, The only and best solution is to not have grout, recently our company solved this problem for one of our valued customers, Gene who has a home and a pool in soi Yu-Mai, Pattaya Central. We removed all of Genes pool tiles,

prepared the rendered surface, and applied a tanking compound to the rendered surface. We then applied a sand wash finish to the

complete pool shell. (No tiles No grout No problem) Here are the photos of the finished pool, (looks good doesn’t it)

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

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


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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip With Christmas just around the corner, many expats are digging into storage boxes and pulling out ornamental lights to decorate their trees, houses or patios. But it becomes a frustrating task when those strings come out tangled in an unwieldy clump. To deal with that annual problem, just plug in one string and, when the bulbs light up, unravel that string only. Untangle one string of burning bulbs at a time in no time.  Hot Color Dear Andy, I’ve got an old but expensive barbeque that’s been a victim of seasonal rains, the blistering sun, and neglect . The surface turned real ugly (rust, peeling and bubbly paint, etc), so I decided to paint it. Found out that the high heat of the barbeque quickly destroyed my beautiful paint job. Is there some special paint I could use that withstands high heat and is it available in Pattaya? Roland Yes to both questions, Roland. One brand is Hi Temp and it’s sold at

True Value for about 125 baht for a spray can. Your choice of black or silver. At about twice the price, TV also carries Rustoleum brush-on in black, which may better protect your cooker from rust in the future. Home Works sells Rustoleum in spray cans for about 380 baht. Home Pro and other stores around Pattaya also carry spray-on paints that are able to withstand high temperatures.  Toaster Rap I’m not really a stupid woman, Andy, I just do stupid things sometimes. Like yesterday when I was rushing to make breakfast for my husband and me. I took two slices of bread out of the package, put the bread into the toaster, then set the package on the toaster. Before I knew it, the plastic bread wrapper had melted onto the toaster. Now I can’t get the melted plastic– including the printing–off of the toaster. Help! Jennifer No problem, Jennifer. Rub some petroleum jelly on the affected area, then depress the lever to heat

the toaster. When it’s hot, use a paper towel to rub off the plastic and the printing.  Crystal Clear Andy, I have a nice old watch that I haven’t used for a while. The crystal is very dirty but just wiping it down doesn’t seem to do the trick. Any idea how I might do a better job of cleaning it? Phyllis Try this, Phyllis: Pour some brass cleaner on a clean rag and polish the crystal. Brass polish has a mild abrasive in it, so it will buff out light scratches on the crystal. Continue buffing the surface of the crystal with a clean, dry cloth until no trace of the polish remains. To remove any dirt and debris from the edges of the crystal, use either a cotton swab or the edge of a clean cloth. If the grime is stubborn, attack it with the cotton swab or cloth dipped in soapy water. Allow the crystal and the case to dry completely.  Cutting Edge I’d like to do some very basic work around the

Retired? Relax! Whether you are buying or already own your home or condo, turning your bathroom into a sanctuary is something you should seriously consider. The other rooms in your residence are boxes that you can decorate and change at will. However, a bathroom is more resistant to change. Once it is done, it is done, so why not make it a room for relaxed enjoyment? Even if you don’t give much thought to your own comfort, consider your wife or companion. A happy woman makes for a happy life. A kitchen may be important to some women, but the bathroom is the most important area of the home for all women. Standard white sinks, toilets and bathtubs are no longer the preferred

look of choice. Too many decorative, styled and affordable alternatives are available. Of the two following scenarios, you be the judge. Scenario #1. Your bathroom is the size of a closet and is jammed tight with a standard white five foot tub that doesn’t give the average foreigner enough length to lie down. Either your upper torso is out of the water and feeling cold, or your legs are poking into the air. If you take a shower your towel gets wet because the towel bar is located inside the shower area. When stepping from the shower the entire bathroom is soaking wet with condensation and the mirror is fogged up. When standing in the bathroom you can hardly turn around

without bumping the sink or toilet. There are no storage compartments for bathroom cleaners, linens, extra toilet paper and toiletries. Lighting comes from a single bulb on the ceiling. Scenario #2. You have a spacious, brightly lit room with assorted plants that keep the air fresh and provide a pleasant, relaxed feeling. The beautiful tile and marble on the floors and walls make the bathroom bright and easy to clean. With the click of a button your favorite music envelopes the room as you sink down into the massaging bubbles of your personal spa. Perhaps your wife or companion joins you. No matter what has happened this day, all cares fade away and you feel alive and happy. With your

house, Andy, including a little carpentry. When I went out to look at handsaws, I found different types, but I don’t know what each is used for or which type I need. Can you enlighten me? Carlo

screens up when cleaning them. What is the best way of doing it? Constance

Handsaws are usually distinguished by the tooth design on the blade, Carlo. The tooth design will determine the use of the saw. One type is a ripsaw; the teeth are for cutting parallel with the grain. If the saw has crosscut teeth, that is meant for cutting perpendicular to the grain. Crosscut saws have a greater number of teeth per inch than ripsaws, which allows for a cleaner cut but at a reduced speed. The teeth on both saw types are angled forward in a design that causes the saw to cut on the downward stroke as opposed to the return stroke.  Screen Saver Now that the rainy season is behind us (or so it says in my travel guide), I need to clean the screens in my home. They are plugged up with dirt and grime deposited over the last several months of rain and wind. Most are unattractive to look at and even less attractive to look through. I’m wondering if I can save some time and effort by leaving the

Cleaning screens is not the hassle you may think, Constance, except for having to remove them from the window frames. But if you want to clean them properly, you should do that. Most screens will probably fit in your shower or tub. Clean larger screens in your yard or patio. You will need to mix a simple cleaning solution of 3 parts water to 1 part ammonia. Before applying the cleaning solution, wet the screen thoroughly with water. Then dip a scrub brush into the solution and apply to the screen using a very light scrubbing motion. Be sure you don’t scrub too hard or push the fabric--which can stretch or damage to the screen. Lightly brush the solution over the entire screen using overlapping, rotating strokes. Then rinse the screen and examine for missed or stubborn spots. Treat those spots again, then rinse thoroughly once more with a hose or in your shower. Make sure all cleaning solution is removed. Shaking the screen and giving them a light tap against the ground or wall should remove most of the excess water. You may also give a quick wipe with an absorbent towel to speed

relaxing bath completed you step out into a climate controlled room which is neither too hot nor too cold. Your towel is convenient and dry. As you dry off, your arms aren’t banging into the sink or wall. When you step in front of your mirror it is fog free. No more do you have to wipe it off several times while peering through a smeared foggy haze. All your favorite toiletries are accessible from hidden shelves and not stacked precariously on the edge of a wall hanging sink. Given a choice, Scenario #2 is obviously a more relaxing experience. Realizing each person in your home will use your bathroom over 1000 times a year, the idea of making it a top priority is self evident. The beauty is; it isn’t that expensive to bathe in relative luxury. A couple of square meters snatched away from an oversized bedroom with

wasted space can mean the difference between a closet bath and the lap of luxury. When considering the many changes you can make in your bathroom, here are a few ideas. Mirrored wall cabinets add space for toiletries and make your bathroom seem more spacious. A built-in linen closet gives space for towels, washcloths and a place to store extra toilet paper and other items. Although a pedestal sink looks fancy, it has no storage space underneath. Use washerless faucets. With Pattaya’s periodic water shortages, a water saver toilet and showerhead are highly recommended. A garden or bay window adds space and provides a shelf for plants and curios. Select floor tile with a rough textured non-slip surface that is easily cleaned. Pick light, neutral colors for walls and floor. Your bath will feel bigger plus lighter colors create good

up the drying process. Replacing the screens as soon as they are dry makes short work of what could be a time consuming chore.  Andy’s Helpers Blaine has again offered his expertise to our readers. Herewith, his contribution to this edition: Screw-in light bulbs present a common ‘dangerous’ problem. Having reversed polarity, exposed portions of the light socket are ‘hot’ and thus have the potential for electrical shock. This is because most light fixtures sold in Thailand are made to the US wiring standard, where Black is used for the ‘line’ lead and White is used for the ‘neutral’ lead; in Thailand, it’s just the opposite. Many people (including local electricians) just connect the black wire to the black wire, and the white wire to the white wire. Doing so will make the socket ‘reverse polarized’ and potentially dangerous. When installing light sockets (at the socket) the white wire must be connected to the black wire and the black wire must be connected to the white wire. A circuit tester (readily available for only 50 to 70 baht) can be used to verify the exposed portions of the light socket are not ‘hot.’

--Handy Andy

emotional feelings. If you have the space, consider a whirlpool bath. For safety, require all electrical systems in the bathroom be on ground fault interrupter breakers (called “GFI” breakers). Whether you are buying, already living in, or even if you are selling, having a nice bathroom is a major priority and deserves special consideration. If you are building or remodeling it is a good idea to shop around and compare prices and features. When selling your residence, an elegant bathroom can mean whether your home or condo is chosen by the buyer or they buy someone else’s property. Regardless of your lifestyle, special attention to the bathroom is time and money well spent. With the lower cost of housing in Thailand, this is the perfect time to get all those luxury items that eluded you in the past. You deserve it.


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Golf from the Travellers Rest

by Barry Hooper

A Two to Behold I am always on the listen for a good story and this one is a corker. Brendan Moore was playing on Saturday at Crystal Bay. Our second visit of the week and having it seems a very good day. Little did he know it was to get even better. He reached the par three sixteenth. He admitted he did not play a great shot off the tee leaving himself many few yards short. A chip required it seems and a chip is what he produced although very unconventional. It apparently I have on good authority bounced off every mound between the take off and the green going at a fair rate of knots hit the green bounced once hit the stick and went straight down into the hole. It seems that had the stick not intervened it would have still been going. Who says you do not need a little bit of luck on occasions. But a two is a two and it was the only one on the day

was so recorded. To cop it all he actually was top man on the day with forty-two days The first outing of the week was our first visit to Chrystal Bay on Monday the 16th Very good numbers took part so two full divisions Division one went to Mike Sanders with thirty-nine just the one up on Andrew Mellett at thirty-eight. Mike Rushant was third at thirty-six Second Division belonged to Terry Worth with a great forty pointer and the highest on the day. Six points back at thirty-four was Roger Wilkinson with just one back to Neil Allison Three two all at the fifteenth. Steve Carleton, Mike Sanders, Roger Wilkinson Tuesday the 17th had us visit Bangpra Great participation and two full divisions. Division one found Ian Bell with thirty five on top having played a better back nine by three than Mike Sanders and winning on count-back.

Third was Brad Sproxton at thirty-four. Division two had Willy Wilcox heading it with a thirty-seven pointer. Second place was Neil Allison at thirty-four for second and two further back in third was Joe Kowalczyk Six Two’s one from Mike Sanders, Joe Kowalczyk, Brad Sproxton and Ian Bell and two from Danny Whelan

yet again and so two full divisions. Division One found Danny Whelan at the top with thirtyeight followed home by Roger Wilkinson at thirty six. Brendan Moore was third at thirty-four Division two found Norman Cheetham as top man at thirty-six. Just one back was Willy Wilcox after winning the count back over

Saturday Winners – Norman Cheetham, Brendan Moore, Joe Kowalczyk and Phil Corbett Thursday the 19th and yet Lars Strom. another visit to our regular Six two’s Frank Kelly and venue of Phoenix. Ocean & Lars Strom at the seventh. Mountain Mike Sanders at the thirteenth A very good turnout and Steve Carlton, Danny

Pattaya Cricket Club Win First Trophy

It may not be the ‘Ashes’, but Pattaya Cricket Club won their first trophy in their first competition at the Bangkok Cricket Sixes last weekend, organized by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour. A cricket tournament in the country’s capital, hosted by Harrow International School, was a perfect way for PCC to begin their cricketing history. The squad of eight players met for the very first time to identify themselves to the captain Simon Philbrook, to each other and construct a battle plan to beat the opposition. It soon became apparent there was a distinct shortage of batting and bowling but a considerable amount of experience and it was the experience factor that the side based their tactics on. The format was five 5 ball overs, one to be bowled by each fielder. Having drawn the reigning tournament champions Etihad in the opening fixture a more severe test could not have been wished for. It is fair to say the game did not go well, PCC even lost the toss, but the first fixture had been played and the Club was on the cricketing map. To make matters even worse the Club’s second and last group game was against the eventual tournament winners The Falcons from Singapore. However, the

team had obviously learnt a lot from their opening game as the batting was more resilient with most batters making starts but unable to make the telling blows. The bowling was straighter, albeit not frightening, and The Falcons reached their target of 45 with an over to spare. The pick of the bowlers was Richard Wibrow and wily Bob Newell, an ex minor county player who proved bowling was like riding a bike, only you go a lot slower. Unfortunately, Bob pulled a fetlock with his last delivery and his tournament was reduced from then on to carrying the drinks. The two losses meant that PCC were in the ‘lower’ cup division, but the opposition did look considerably more inviting. At this stage the winners of the ‘lower’ division would be decided on a league basis with the three teams competing against each other to establish the victors. PCC won the toss and elected to bowl first against their local rivals from Ban Chang. The atmosphere was highly charged and the players could sense this was a special day, especially as a bus load of supporters had arrived to lend their considerable vocal support and they duly responded to the occasion. The bowling and fielding was tigerish, with Richard Holt

and John Giuffrida bowling tight opening overs to put Ban Chang on the back foot. John held on to a remarkable caught and bowled chance to remove the big hitting Ban Chang opener Lalit Sadhvani. The momentum was continued by Paul Coleman and Mark Thomson, whilst Simon Philbrook finished the innings leaving PCC a total of 42 to chase. Just over 8 runs an over should not have been too difficult a task, but a fine opening couple of overs by the Ban Chang boys put some pressure on the PCC openers of Simon and John. But it was John who relieved the pressure with a series of boundaries in the middle of the innings and Simon then hit form to finish the match in the final over with four balls to spare. Having watched the opposition in the group battle out a close match, it meant that PCC and Bangkok Crossroads Bar would meet with the winners taking the trophy. Again, PCC won the toss and stuck with the winning formula of inserting Bangkok Crossroads Bar. Once more the bowling was accurate, but Bangkok Crossroads attacked the openers and scored at over 10 an over. But, the boys stuck to their task, with Jez Lees holding on to an important running catch and

restricted Bangkok Crossroads to a competitive total of 55. In reply, Simon and John got PCC off to a solid start but John was run out taking a risky second run. Tight bowling and the loss of two more wickets kept the game in the balance. With eleven runs needed from the last 3 balls and the supporters in a state of wild hysteria, Mark Thomson hit two runs, but was run out attempting a third. This brought Simon on to strike with nine required from the final 2 balls. A huge 6 over mid wicket brought the crowd to their feet and PCC to the verge of victory. The final ball was full and on off stump and a late cut to third man enabled Richard Holt to test his hamstrings to the maximum and scamper in to beat the ball and secure a very satisfying and nail biting victory for PCC. Their first tournament and their first trophy. PCC, based at Horseshoe Point in Pattaya, will have a full size cricket ground and two practice wickets ready for December and would like to invite anyone interested in playing or supporting to come along and be part of what will be an exciting time for the Club. Please contact Simon on 0870 395 790 or email pattayacricketclub@gmail.com for more details.

Whelan and Willy Wilcox at the seventeenth Saturday the 21st and we had our second visit of the week to Crystal Bay B&C One division and a high scoring day with Brendan Moore at forty-two points coming out the winner and three up on Joe Kowalczyk at thirty-nine yet a further three back was Norman Cheetham. Places were awarded down to firth with Phil Corbett just edging out Richard Moore on count-back both at thirtyfive. Just the one two from Brendan Moore (see article opening report) 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 16th November at Crystal Bay A & B Division One Mike Sanders 39 hc 07 Andrew Mellett 38 hc 04 Mike Rushant 36 hc 12

Division Two Terry Worth 40 hc 14 Roger Wilkinson 34 hc 15 Neil Allison 33 hc 18 Tuesday 17th at Bangpra Division One Ian Bell 35 hc 06 c/b Mike Sanders 35 hc 07 c/b Brad Sproxton 32 hc 12 Division Two Willy Wilcox 37 hc 19 Neil Allison 34 hc 18 Joe Kowalczyk 32 hc 21 Thursday 19th November at Phoenix (Ocean & Mountain) Division One Danny Whelan 38 hc 14 Roger Wilkinson 36 hc 15 Brendan Moore 34 hc 12 Division Two Norman Cheetham 36 hc 16 Willy Wilcox 35 hc 19 c/b LarsStrom 35 hc 20 c/b Saturday 21st November at Crystal Bay B & C Brendan Moore 42 hc 12 Joe Kowalczyk 39 hc 21 Norman Cheethaml 36 hc 16 Phil Corbett 35 hc 36 c/b Richard Moore 35 hc 25 c/b

Golf from Tropical Bert’s by Derek Brook Plutaluang - Stableford Wow! What a great day with cooler temperatures, lower humidity, and no rain in sight. Such was this day as golfers assembled at Tropical Bert’s for breakfast. Unlike the last time we visited this course, no rain showers appeared and we were ready to go on the south nine half an hour early. The course was found in very good condition and our pace of play on the south was good. Only flaw in the day was the starter inserting a few groups ahead of us as we made the turn to the east nine. We ended up with all four of our groups waiting on the par 3 E-2 and we were thinking that the next eight holes would be played at a snails pace. We were proved wrong as once we were through the par 3, there was little waiting on any other tee. If we make it through high season with rounds no slower than this day, we will be lucky for sure. Scorecards were gathered

and tallied in the club house and it was evident that the majority of the players enjoyed the course and the day as the majority of the scores were in the 30 - 36 range. Very good for this course which is on the upper end of the difficulty scale of the courses we play. One player, however, completely out did himself and played well under his handicap. All are sure the handicap committee will give him his due when the handicaps are next published. Back at Tropical Bert’s most settled into a plate of fish and chips along with something to temper their thirst and await the final results. With cries of “Cut, Cut, Cut” the results were: RESULTS 1st: Dick Warberg (19) 44pts 2nd: Rob Brown ( 8) 36 pts, on count back over, 3rd: Steve Hamstad (12) 36pts Near Pins: Rob Brown, Daryl Evans, Steve Hamstad, Karen Brown


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Three Sisters Golf

by Paul Donahue

A sign at the Pattaya Country Club sign-in desk advised that the greens of holes 1 through 9 would be undergoing sand improvement work. That was today, November 18th. Well the Three Sisters Group must live right as only the Number one green was sanded but next to each of the next 8 greens was a formidable pile of pure white sand just waiting to be applied. The unsanded greens were just fine although today’s scores did not reflect it. As the cards were tallied at Caddy Shack II, Herbie Ishinaga came in with a 34 followed by our returning seafarer, Arnold VanDerGraff

Herbie Ishinage on the left with Arnold VanDerGraff on the right with a 33. The remainder #18. Herbie again provided of the field trailed down various snacks as well as the to a lowly 15 who is only regular and spicy hot dogs. returning to the game because Ample liquid refreshment of a successful 15 foot putt on was made available.

The Bunker Bar

by Mick

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Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table

Hello all, this is your new administrator speaking, you will have to bare with me as this is my first time at doing these results! If I do good, tell others, and If I do bad, please tell me!! Firstly, on behalf of all in the Friday Night Mickey Mouse League players past and present, and I speak for all. We wish to thank Sgt Mark Thomas for doing such a wonderful job over the last 5 or so years at organising this league. Mark as we all know has been playing for the Lucky Time Bar in Soi nernplubwern and his last game was last night against the Mee Chew Sports Bar. Melly and (I believe), Barry made a little speech to say thank you to Sgt Mark Thomas for all your hard work running the Mickey Mouse league, and it brought a tear to Sgt Marks eyes (aahh bless) So Staff Sgt major sir, we all would like to wish you and your family a safe trip back to the doomy and gloomy UK and also we wish you a very merry xmas and a prosperous happy new year. It’s still a battle for the top spot, it is’nt over until Sgt Mark Thomas buy’s a round..I am off for more tissue paper see you all next week!.....Darts For up to date results please visit www.pattayadarts.com

Wednesday Quiz League

Registration CLOSES : 15 minutes prior to departure Score Cards MUST be returned 15 minutes before presentation i.e. 6:45 pm Presentation 7:00 pm

Golf with the Phoenix Tuesday Group 17th November 2009 Bartley’s the Boy

by Mike Gerrard

A strange thing happened today at the hallowed turf of Phoenix. With a full compliment of players booked in I was rather anxious that the course would be very busy and therefore slow today. Non of it. All tees were clear by midday and no one behind us. After the busy period over the last two weeks it seemed like the MARIE CELESTE. Deserted and ghostly. It was very hot with a light wind, hence convincing a few of our guys to take a cart today. (Wish I had!). Lakes and Ocean course was the challenge for the day and Stapleford was the format.

Apart from a handful of good scores today and only two players hitting the par 3’s the rest of the field had to rely on the good old lucky draw to try and get some reward back for their efforts. However, as stated many times everybody wins in our group. After our traditional first drink free for returnees it was on to the presentation. Winner today was the guy with a touch of the “auld Blarney” JOHN BARTLEY with a very respectable 38 points. In second place (and GOD only knows how he got the halo around the top of his head) was GRAHAM (Mr. consistent) DIETRICH with 37 points pushing the crafty Leprechaun, HUGH BYRNE into third place on count back. Fourth position went to, the

now relaxed (after a shaky start with the group), AUSTIN KING with 33 points. As said before only two technical prizes today which went to GRAHAM DIETRICH and KEN AKESTER. Lucky draws went to PHIL KINGTON, MIKE GERRARD & PATRICK BROWNE, with BOB NEYLON getting the draw for a free complimentary drink from our hosts, the management of TOY’S MUSIC BAR. The timing of the weather was almost perfect when, after most of the group had returned to TOY”S MUSIC BAR the sky went as black as I have ever seen it in Thailand and the storm hit us. Sadly one car load got stranded half way back from the course and had to abort their trip. Next week is our monthly stroke play competition with first prize being bolstered by TRATTORIA ITALIANA donating a voucher for the restaurant and second prize being bolstered by TOYS MUSIC BAR with a bottle of something. Both these donations on top of the usual rewards for the day. Registration by phone only please. 087 091 7565.

R3Q5 Q: The Riverside County Cricket Ground is located in which English town? A: Chester-le-Street. Nervous Wreck appealed for Durham. From Wikipedia: The Riverside County Cricket Ground is a cricket venue in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England. It is home to Durham County Cricket Club. Appeal denied. R4Q7 Q: In 1969 which American singer vowed to “Never Fall In Love Again”? A: Dionne Warwick. Several teams appealed for Bobbie Gentry. From Wikipedia: “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” became a hit for Bobbie Gentry when it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for a single week in October 1969. In January 1970, it became a number six hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and a number one hit on the Adult Contemporary Chart for Dionne Warwick. As Dionne Warwick recorded her version in 1969, I’ll accept both answers. Two points to all those who put Bobbie Gentry. R5Q1 Q: What colourful name may refer to: several species of fish; a European moth; or a large Australian cockatoo? A: Yellowtail. Rising Sun appealed for “Gold”. There is certainly a Goldfish, and Wikipedia notes a European Gold Moth (but provides no information about it). However, I could find no information on a Gold Cockatoo. Appeal denied. R5Q3 Q: The Soviet spaceship “Luna 2”, was the 1st spacecraft to do what in 1959? A: Reach the surface of the moon (crashed on it). Queen Victoria were marked wrong for “First Moon Landing”. Well, it certainly landed on the moon (although a crash landing), so 2 points to Queen Vic. R5Q6 Q: Which country’s oil output is currently the greatest; Russia or Saudi Arabia? A: Russia. Stag’s Head ‘A’ disputed this. From the New York Times dated September 8th, 2009: Russia is surpassing Saudi Arabia in oil exports for the first time since the Soviet Union’s collapse. Appeal denied. R6Q3 Q: Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo ad the Federation of Malaya joined to form Malaysia in what year? A: 1963. Stag’s Head ‘A’ appealed for 1957, and Palmers for 1958. According to Wikipedia, Malaya itself became independent in 1957, but did not join up with the other states to form Malaysia until 16th September 1963. Appeals denied. R6Q5 Q: The Treaty of Nanking, signed 29th August 1842, marked the end of what war? First Opium War. Bowling Green appealed for “2nd Opium War”. From Wikipedia: The Treaty of Nanking, signed 29 August 1842, was the unequal treaty which marked the end of the First Opium War. Appeal denied. R6Q8 Q: In what decade was Jack the Ripper active in Whitechapel? A 1980s (also 1990s)!! Obviously the quiz answer is a century out! Jack the Ripper operated mainly in 1888, though a few murders going through to 1891 have also been ascribed to him. Two points to all those who put 1880s and were marked wrong. “Next week’s matches December 2nd: Queen Victoria vs. Rising Sun, Londoner vs. Bunker, Nervous Wreck vs. Cheers, Palmers vs. Shagwell, Stag’s Head ‘B’ vs. Bowling Green, W. Tankie vs. Stag’s Head ‘A’.”


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Golf from the Café Kronborg

by Peter Blackburn

Royal Lakeside – Stableford Café Kronborg was starting to look like the old days as 28 keen golfers assembled there in readiness for the normal 0815 departure to Royal Lakeside. A hearty welcome was given to Wolfgang Bade from Germany. Monday morning traffic slowed down the first part of our journey out of Pattaya but we were able to complete the journey in around 75 minutes. Green fees were excellent value at 700 baht for a course that is always well maintained and picturesque. On the down side it was puzzling to see that our 7 groups were scheduled with another 4 groups to tee off at the same time of 1000 from the first tee, but after all – TIT! The 4 other groups were allowed to hit off first therefore our first group got away at 1020

(according to Marcel our official timekeeper). It was very hot and humid I had a feeling that it was going to be struggle for myself after a couple of weeks in Perth in much cooler conditions. This proved to be the case as I faded badly over the last few holes. Not so some of the others though as there were some terrific scores recorded, particularly in A Flight. The round was reasonably quick in four hours & twenty minutes which included a couple of much required drink breaks. Two Flights of course with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 19 and B Flight for 20 and over. Rewards also for four nearest the pins and longest putts on the last holes of each nine. One of my playing partners, Brian Gabe had 23 points at the turn so it was fairly obvious that he would have a place on the podium as he was playing so well and even though he

Brian Gabe, The Admiral & Kenny Chung

managed to “wipe” the last hole he took out A Flight very comfortably. (The Admiral wished him well on his new handicap of 16 for his next game!) There was a three way count back for second with Per Anders Karlsen edging out Ernst Hansen (3rd) & Peter Hammond (4th). Kenny Chung won the B Flight from Jean-Claude Lhoste in second place and Karen Brown in third. Alan Ewing beat John Herr on a count back for fourth place. Results for Royal Lakeside: A Flight 1st – Brian Gabe (18) – 42 points 2nd – Per Anders Karlsen (17) – 38 points 3rd – Ernst Hansen (17) – 38 points 4th – Peter Hammond (19) – 38 points B Flight 1st – Kenny Chung (28) – 38 points 2nd – Jean-Claude Lhoste (23) 37 points 3rd – Karen Brown (36) – 35 points 4th – Alan Ewing (25) – 34 points NTP’s 3rd – Ronnie Ratte 6th – Kenny Chung 12th – Johan Reynisson 15th – Joe Vandervegan Longest Putts 9th – Graham Buckingham 18th – Martyn Topham Café Kronborg Monthly Mug – Phoenix, Mountain

& Lakes – Stroke As expected there was another excellent turnout for this popular event and 30 golfers departed Café Kronborg at 0815 on the dot for the short drive to Phoenix. As our first tee off time was not until 1000 we had plenty of time to relax and some of us spent half an hour or so on the putting green sharpening our skills with the “short stick”. The starter informed me that we were able to tee off earlier than scheduled and our first group was able to tee

but offered the excuse of the lack of Heineken during the round (He can’t say he wasn’t warned). There were no hold ups whatsoever and our round was completed in the very good time of four hours and twenty minutes including a couple of drink stops.

Bjarne Presents The Cafe Kronborg Monthly Mug To Per-Olav Baarli off at 0940. The conditions A Flight was for 0 to 18 were absolutely perfect for and B Flight for handicaps golf – Not too hot or humid 19 and over. Rewards were with just a breeze to keep on offer for nearest the pins things comfortable and the on all par threes and longest course was as usual in tip putts on Mountain hole 9 and top condition. As expected Lakes hole 9. my old mate Stu Rifkin, It was a very close contest a double winner from last in A Flight and indeed for week was struggling with the Monthly Mug but Perthe pressure of my return Olav Baarli took out the

Mug by just 1 stroke. First place in A flight was Jan Slotten with yours truly one shot behind in second and Rob Brown finished third. Another very close contest in B Flight with Mike Winfield being victorious from Alan Ewing in second place. Leif Kirkgaard grabbed third place on a count back from Herb Schwieterman and Peter Hammond. Results for Phoenix: Café Kronborg November Monthly Mug Winner – PerOlav Baarli (18) – Nett 70 A Flight 1st – Jan Slotten (15) – Nett 71 2nd – Peter Blackburn (14) – Nett 72 3rd – Rob Brown (8) – Nett T6 B Flight 1st – Mike Winfield (21) – Nett 77 2nd – Alan Ewing (25) – Nett 78 3rd – Leif Kirkgaard (19) – Nett 79 NTP’s M4 – Not won M8 – Ken Pickering L2 – Herb Schwieterman L7 – Stu Rifkin Longest Putts M9 – Stu Rifkin L9 – Leif Kirkgaard

Golf from Tropical Bert’s

by Derek Brook

The really interesting thing about Rayong (formerly Great Lakes) is how you get there. There are a set of instructions whereby you go up HWY 36 until the traffic light, turn left then turn right at the flashing yellow light and then turn left at the bunch of flags and go down the road until you see the big green marker on your right. That usually does the trick, but then when you go home, the leftright-left, becomes rightleft-right and sometimes you can get mixed up and end up in Cambodia, which is not a place you want to go this month. Well, the club’s facilities are not the greatest, but the course layout isn’t too bad and the green fees quite affordable, so we are getting a good turnout there and this day the Mulligan’s Bar bunch were there ahead

Rob Brown, Paul Brown, Bill Knight, Peter Whitehead

of us with their own little competition. The weather was fine, although it did seem a touch tropical, which I’m sure wasn’t regretted by those snow birds who are augmenting our numbers. It turned out to be a day for the Ozzies, who took first and third place and then the Scots and the near-Scots in second and fourth. Bill Knight, with his inscrutable Mona Lisa-

like smile exalted over us all. If only Leonardo could have been there to capture the moment. Winners: 1. Bill Knight, 41 pts 2. Rob Brown, 36 pts on count-back from 3. Peter Whitehead, 36 pts 4. Paul Brown, 35 pts Near Pins: Mashi Kenata, Les Charles, Kevin Dinan Long Putts: Dick Warberg, TC


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idnight at the Oasis: Has he gone on a bender? Has he lost his marbles and is now wandering about the wilds of Issan in a dazed and confused state? Or is it something more sinister? Bill, the well known American owner of the Club Oasis go go (Soi Buakhow) appears to have just disappeared from the radar screens in the last few weeks. I am aware of at least one go go operator who was trying to contact him some time ago and found Bill’s phone turned off. This situation has persisted ever since. Then I received an email from an American friend of Bill’s who has also been unable to contact him. As he noted, Bill is a teller of tall tales, likes a drink and engaging in games of chance for monetary reward. He is not a person likely to take an extended holiday, especially at this time of year when the nightlife scene is picking up substantially. So, just who is now in control of Club Oasis and, more importantly, what has happened to Bill? Certainly the service staff in Club Oasis are tight-lipped and don’t know where Bill has gone or when he will be back, if at all. The same also applies to Tall Stan, an Englishman who, as I understand it, was a partner in the bar. He too has disappeared without a trace. Anyone with any light to shed is welcome to contact me via email. As for the bar itself, it remains busy although it’s noticeable there have been some subtle changes: the music is not quite the same and the dancing damsels are no longer permitted a free style in terms of gyrating attire. A sure sign the Thai mamasan is calling the shots.

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Not Another One: Just in time for the expected high season comes the opening of yet another go-go bar, this one in the genuine backstreets of the city. Called Baby Boom go-go it is a one-shophouse joint situated in the little lane right opposite the Sawasdee sleeping palace along Soi Buakhow. You can’t miss the Sawasdee, it’s dark purple paint job was obviously perpetrated by a colourblind handyman; either that or the paint was very cheap. Baby Boom sort of opened around 18 November. I say ‘sort of’ in the sense that the outside lights were on but if you pushed the door open there was practically no one inside and certainly no dancers on stage. I went past the other night but was told the place doesn’t kick off until 9:00pm. Drinks are about 100 baht a pop and it looks to have the standard Thai-style operating procedure about it. Believe it or not the opening of Baby Boom means there are now 80 go-go bars in Pattaya, 54 of them on Walking Street. Pensioners Ghetto: Where do most of the older, coarse-skinned, obese, gutter-mouthed dancing damsels appear to finish up when their days of caressing the chrome pole are appear numbered: Soi’s Post Office and Yamato it would appear. On a recent fact-finding mission I considered donning one of those suits you see worn by people engaged in cleaning up nuclear waste and serious oil spillages, but the weather just isn’t agreeable enough. So, in my standard attire of shorts with many pockets and zippers and T-shirt I ventured into such dens as Hot and Cold, Club Nevada (both in Soi

Post Office, or Soi 13/2 for those trying to find it by way of official road signs) and Las Vegas (in Soi Yamato or Soi 13/1). To be fair I already know what I’m likely to encounter, it’s just that I sometimes hope the experience will prove better than the last time. In all three places the damsels are friendly; but then they have to be: only a man accompanied by a trained Labrador and sporting a pair of very dark glasses is going to be fooled by the dubious physical charms of most of these chrome pole practitioners. The one-eyed trouser-snake handshake is standard operating procedure, with a short time of a horizontal nature the intended outcome of this physical display of intimacy. This is not to suggest that all the ladies presently plying their trade from the confines of the aforementioned gogo’s are about as alluring as the characters in a Hogarth painting, but if you are looking for a diamond in the rough then I think you’ll have to trawl through a compost heap of dross before one emerges. The standard discounted thirst-quencher in these places is draught amber fluid priced anywhere from 45 to 50 baht. Most lady drinks are 90 baht. I do think it’s about time the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice gets its act together and sends a few undercover civil servants, disguised as humans, to check these vile places. After all, if go-go bars start employing any old scrubber to cavort about in a g-string, and oftentimes much less, how long will it be before the whole behind-closed-doors nightlife scene becomes a standing joke? OK, Thailand doesn’t actually have such a ministry, but maybe it’s about time the government took a leaf from the Iran experience and created such an organ. Might have to fudge the name of the ministry a bit: Promotion of Virtuous Vice would be a far better name. Not much to show: The Living Dolls Showcase go go bar (Walking Street) celebrated seven years of operations in November and there’s no doubt it has been one of the more successful dens to have opened this decade. Captain Picard’s

original theme of a series of quite sexy and sensual shows commencing after 10:00pm each night drew solid crowds. Nowadays the shows appear very tame and uninspiring. Between shows the main stage has a crew of about nine chrome pole huggers shuffling about while a smaller stage has a single lady who appears to have forgotten her apparel. At the opposite end to the main stage is another stage with a swing. This is occupied by a crew of three of four damsels whose function seems to be to take turns sitting in the swing while dressed in the manner of Romany gypsies. Libations are not cheap: 135 baht for lady drinks while other thirst quenchers range from 110 to 125 baht. Despite this, Showcase was quite busy the night I was in and the atmosphere was good. The dancing damsels, of which the den has quite a number, appear a generally friendly crew, inter-acting well with customers. Showcase was always noted for its attractive wallet emptiers, at least in terms of the professional showgirls. This remains the case with most of the showgirls easy on the eye. Catching the early worm: The much-maligned ladies of dubious virtue who can be seen every night of the week in relatively large numbers along the Beach Road promenade have some strong competition from their daytime sisters in wallet emptying. I happened to be walking along the promenade prior to midday recently and the numbers of ladies just sitting about and smiling at passers-by surprised me. While the vast majority of these ladies only make eye contact and smile demurely, the occasional one will make it a little plain as to their reasons for being up at such an early hour with phrases like ‘short time’ and ‘blow job’. The usual clutch of Thai males with no obvious form of employment will make their pitch in simple words: ‘marijuana?’ It seems it’s only the nighttime Thai males who go further with offers of the unholy trinity: ‘marijuana, heroin, cocaine?’ Seen and Heard: I happened to be walking past one of the open beer bars along Soi Chaiyapoon recently when I heard the voice of, I presume, the

mamasan who said to her crutch of wallet emptiers: “Be careful, the foreign customer here can speak Thai. Better to speak Khmer.” I assume she thought the customer to whom she was referring wasn’t all that good in the Thai language department and he didn’t understand completely what she had just said. Either that, or she just didn’t care if he did know, his chances of being able to understand Khmer would probably be very limited. Obviously, this particular beer bar employs ladies from the eastern parts of provinces like Surin, Buriram and

Sisaket where many girls speak a Khmer dialect. I’ve heard mamasans in other bars over the years who, either loudly or quietly depending on their perceived knowledge of their customers ability in Thai, have suggested their staff speak in the Issan dialect. Piece of Pith: ‘Everything in life is a transaction, whether you are flipping burgers at McDonald’s or you’re an escort or you’re a girl on the street who has a pimp. Everything is a transaction. Whether you are selling sex or not, you are always selling something.’


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Pattaya Today’s

Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across

1 Scope for firm with a thousand to spend (7) 5 Conceited boss? (3-4) 9 They meet in the centre of the ring (5) 10 Scattered once and never to get together again (9) 11 A brass band plays so freely (7,7) 13 Repeat after some reflection (4) 14 Safe in sordid foreign jail (8) 17 Don’t slacken when flying a kite? (4,2,2) 18 Recklessly risk one’s arm in Malaya? (4) 21 The amateur plainness of our production (14) 23 “Get in lane” order unfinished (9) 24 It’s perfectly right, for example, inside — all wrong outside (5) 25 Understands mother’s cutting back shrubs (7) 26 Printer’s measure newspapers with ruler (7)

Down

1 A bit of a wag, even a joker maybe (4)

2 An everyday conclusion, say, in film (8,7) 3 Get off for a match (6) 4 Grow something to eat (6) 5 Inferior position of some driving instructors (4,4) 6 Father uncouth teenager (8) 7 Perpetual figure in matrimonial disputes? (7,8) 8 Attribute of the successful gear selector (5,5) 12 Pack with no score in even game (4,6) 15 Lion and mule in scuffle on the floor (8) 16 Grave commitments for NUR and ASLEF combined (8) 19 Come up with trial bearing on African fly (6) 20 A shapeless mass — something with which one may play and work (6) 22 Lake in rising resort in the mountains (4)

Hope you enjoy the Crossword

Sudoku Puzzle

Find the word which, when placed after the first word & before the second To solve the puzzle, each row, column and word, will form two more words. box must contain each of the numbers 1 to Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 9. Solution on page 42. 5 7

8

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

When to shut up! Provided you have a partner you can trust, and that can be a big “if” on occasion, you have to listen carefully to his or her bids to form a judgment whether to march on to game or to stop in a part score. Today you hold ♠ A Q 10 7, ♥ 3, ♦ A 10 9 8 5, ♣ Q 6 5. As opener you might

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.

choose to open one no trump if playing it weak (12-14 points), but with most partners you would probably start off the auction with one diamond, in effect the better minor suit. Against silent opposition, you hear your partner reply one heart which is probably to be expected in view of your suit lightness. You dutifully reply one spade, your four card major, and partner now

1. Cat 2. Head 3. Cock 4. Rot 5. Bird 6. Neck 7. Hand 8. Key 9. Ground 10.Gun

Folk Width Back Fold Bird Ration One Room Shy Place

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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters

1. JOY REIN 2. NO LESS I 3. TRA QUER 4. DOLE CAT 5. CON MOLE 6. HITS LEW 7. IN GRAVE 8. BAR A LEG 9. SET RIGS 10.COP MEET gives an internal suit jump bid to three hearts. The opponents still pass, so you have to consider your options. Some players would automatically try three no trumps and hope for the best. The theory here is that you might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. That might pay off, you never know, but your partner’s jump in his first suit is invitational only and certainly not forcing. If he had wanted to try game himself, he could

Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... have done so by bidding a new suit or advancing to four hearts or even three no trumps. When you look at your hand it’s a minimum opening bid with twelve high card points and no fit in the majors. So you should refuse the invitation to go on and simply say pass. Even if your partner does make one extra trick, you have nothing to reproach for. You have the gods of reason and restraint on your side.

ANSWERS 1. Back 2. Shin 3. Stereo 4. Dead 5. Stair 6. Out 7. Glad 8. High 9. Mass 10.Friend

Coach Shaker Cast Jaw Being Rid Ounce Beat Age Ship

Stage Bone Type Lock Well Put Den Brow Acre Mate

ANSWERS 1. nag ledd gladden 2. i gor den ignored 3. ali c cur crucial 4. shin rag garnish 5. rule etc lecture 6. h pay pun unhappy 7. raw ford forward 8. ton foes festoon 9. sep vine pensive 10.pert cex excerpt


g o u r m e t cor n e r

La Luna

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Take a Trip to The Moon by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Italian chic has always been in evidence at these most appealing of premises. La Luna is now under new management and this new venture in an old venue is causing a buzz on the bay and in Pattaya’s culinary circles. The gastronaut at the helm of this new moon launch is the consummate professional restaurateur, well known character and vivacious Venetian, Alex Gregoris. This distinctive restaurant is truly one of a kind offering a trio of dining options and settings. Enter La Luna through the dramatic wooden

doors and the first dining opportunity presents itself: an elegant air-conditioned dining room adorned with stunning lithographs of the moon. The impact of thick snowy white tablecloths, the sparkle of glass, gleam of cutlery and snowy white napery immediately pleases the eye. At the rear of the restaurant is a door leading to the open cocktail bar area and further to the right an azure pool set in tropical gardens. It is here that the eucalyptus fueled pizza oven is sited and where you can dine al fresco under the stars. Mick and I visited the new La Luna the other evening and loved it; we sat pool-

side under the palm trees and enjoyed the evening air and peaceful ambiance. Whilst sipping an enlivening aperitif of white wine and Campari we perused the menu. It is admirably concise displaying the restaurant’s signature dishes, traditional favourites and the essence of the Italian cucina. In addition a Chef’s Special selection will soon be added offering creative gourmet recipes bringing into play the seasonal changes and market trends. Alex showed us the proposed menu and it was a mouth-watering read: home made half moon shaped ravioli stuffed with foie gras, Australian lamb shank braised in red wine, beef strips pan fried with porcini mushrooms, rocket leaves and black truffle paste and more. By now we had made our decisions and while awaiting the hors d’oeuvres a complimentary amuse bouche of a trio of palate ticklers was served. Lentil soup charmingly presented in a Chinese teacup, a marinated prawn and a slice

of Italian sausage completed the threesome. My chosen carpaccio of salmon (B.230) then arrived at the table. It tasted meltingly delicious, uber fresh and succulent anointed with lemon oil and dill, while Mick’s choice of impepata di cozze (Australian black mussels) were briny, tender and yielding, coated in a velvety white wine and garlic emulsion. Other appetisers include Italian cold cuts, deep fried squid and shrimps accompanied by a tartar dip (B.260), grilled Italian sausages accompanied by roasted capsicums in a balsamic reduction and a selection of soups and of course, the quintessential Italian salad, insalata di mare, combining

an assortment of cold tossed seafood in a lemon oil and parsley dressing (B.260). For our main courses we had chosen pan fried sea bass fillet in a lemon grass sauce and a mixed meat platter (grigliata di carne mista) for a meaty treat for Mick. He was more than happy with the tenderest of Australian grilled

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beef, juicy pink lamb, tasty chicken, spicy pork sausages and grilled vegetables. The velvety lemon grass sauce that accompanied my tranche of sea bass was a masterly crafting of a fusion made in heaven. With our main courses we enjoyed a very fine Toso Barbera d’asti whose fruity softness perfectly complemented the cuisine. House wine by the glass is B.145 and 50 cl. carafe B.490. The patriotic wine list includes a signature pick of the best Italian labels to harmonise with the Mediterranean ingredients. Their gastro pizzas feature, among the many, the “La Luna Alex special” which is topped with fresh mozzarella, sausages, mushrooms, roasted potatoes and the scent of truffle. Steak lovers listen up! Epicurean fresh (not frozen) Australian grain-fed black Angus beef is served here. It is grilled on a lava stone and can be ordered in a 200 gr. fillet (B.640), a 300 gr. rib eye

RSVP

or the extravaganza of a 500 gr. “Florentine” style T-bone grilled on the bone and sliced to the plate (B.880). We passed on dessert but for the sweet-toothed the famous tiramisu or Ricotta cheese cake with blue berry sauce and gelato would bring a dulcet conclusion while for the cheese lover the formaggi misti (B.300) would bring a savoury finale to enjoy with another glass of vino. La Luna pursues an individual style whilst retaining the traditions and values of the Italian kitchen, This is a charming restaurant offering quality and a profusion of fine ingredients served with style and panache. We have no doubt that the new La Luna will accomplish its successful emergence into Pattaya’s dining scene and become a well-loved A-list eaterie. La Luna is situated on Third Road (near the driving range) towards North Pattaya Road. Open daily from 12 noon to 14.30 and 18.00 till 23.00. Tel: (038) 489 329.

I have never made my own Christmas cake before but thought I’d give it a go this year. Have you a simple recipe that I could attempt? Regards, Sarah. Dear Sarah, yes, we have. It really is simplicity itself but if even this sounds daunting, at the end of the recipe is the details of “Fruit Cake Bob” who makes home-made yummy Christmas cakes to order which would take all the pressure out of your Christmas preparations. Easy Christmas Cake Recipe Ingredients: 12oz Plain flour 1 Teaspoon mixed spice 4oz Ground almonds 8oz Currants 8oz Sultanas 8oz Raisins (stoned) 4oz Cherries (halved) 8oz Butter 8oz Soft brown sugar 6 Eggs, beaten with 8 tablespoons of milk 1 Tablespoon black treacle Method (1) Mix flour, spice and ground almonds together. (2) Clean and mix fruit. (3) Beat butter and sugar to a cream. (4) Beat the eggs and milk together. (5) Mix all these ingredients together. (6) Add the fruit last. Bake for about 4 hrs. First hour in a moderate oven 180°C (Gasmark 4), then slow oven at 150°C (Gasmark 2) As we mentioned earlier, “Fruit Cake Bob” has been supplying his scrumptious cakes for over eleven years. They can be ordered plain or covered with marzipan and icing. Bob’s bakery is in Bangkok but he has made arrangements for the cakes to be collected from Jules Restaurant in View Talay I, Jomtien. The cakes retail for B.600. Marzipan and icing cost an extra B.100. Bob also makes individual Christmas puddings which can be ordered for B.60 (150grs). Take the pressure off and give him a call on 081 4920 465 or email on: ukfruitcake@hotmail.com. If you would like to request a recipe, please email : thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com


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Aquarius Restaurant

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A Good Discovery

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Many complimentary endorsements of Aquarius Restaurant led to our visit recently. At first glance it appears to be a spacious terrace restaurant for al fresco dining and people watching but look further and a soft glow beckons from beyond offering a cool interior and pleasing décor. This is the creation of a friendly Belgium called Jean and his partner, the extremely talented chef, Surakrai. They have been open for two years this December and although people come from all over Jean remarked that, “our core business is long stay ex-pats and serving the local community.” Certainly on the night that Mick and I dined it was the venue of choice for a birthday party and a celebratory get-together. Aquarius’ homely approach lingers deliciously in the Mediterranean plus there is an excellent Thai menu of over a dozen dishes and their daily gourmet 3-course set menus are a huge attraction offering high quality cuisine at pleasingly low prices. These great value prix fixe menus are topped with a salad of smoked salmon or prawns with avocado in a creamy dressing and tailed with a dessert such as crème brulee or ice cream.

Main courses are turkey breast roasted (Monday), grilled salmon (Tuesday), roasted Australian beef (Wednesday), grilled duck breast (Thursday), roasted lamb leg (Friday), stuffed pork with cheese tomato sauce (Saturday) and the Sunday special opens with chicken soup or salmon pate, grilled white snapper or grilled chicken breast plus a cool, ice cream dessert. Prices present amazing value for money starting from B.290 to B.350. Mick and I decided to opt for the a la carte menu and whilst reading through and making notes for the article, we were sipping the very acceptable house

Italian Merlot (by the glass B.80, a small carafe for B.160). The wine list features a selection of French and Chilean wines from B.750, the bar is fully stocked and there are some interesting cocktails on offer at B.190.

From the cold starters Mick chose Parma ham with melon while I opted for the grilled frogs legs from the warm starters. We noted that all starters (except one) are priced at B.150, however quality has not been eschewed

to please the wallet; the produce is top notch and the portions more than ample. Scallops in Thai curry, shrimp cocktail salad and soups also make for appealing appetisers. Our starters arrived with my chosen pan fried frog’s legs and Mick’s favourite Parma ham. Both were truly delicious, ooh those little chunky frog’s legs were plump, tender and full of flavour, bathing in their bubbling garlicky emulsion; the flavoursome, earthy Parma ham perfectly offset the sweetness of the melon. The main courses offer chicken breasts prepared in different manners, pork chops with mushroom sauce, beef steaks, lamb chops, duck breasts and a

host of fish options. On chef’s recommendation I ordered grilled white snapper with lemon and parsley (although the interesting-sounding salmon rocket pasta almost won me over) while across the table Mick’s choice was grilled chicken breast fillet with mushroom sauce. On arrival our chosen dishes were picture-perfect and served in ideal-sized portions. The snapper melted in the mouth deliciously complemented by the subtle lemon and parsley sauce while my chosen mashed potatoes were pulverized piles of pure pleasure. The tender grilled chicken was sweet and succulent and the mushroom sauce excellent. We were extremely impressed and give kudos to Chef Surakrai for his execution of these deceptively simple dishes. Astoundingly on reading through the menu none of the dishes exceed the B.290 mark and most main courses are priced at only B.190 with starters at B.150. This is, in our opinion, terrific value for money and presents budget busting meals for discerning foodies. A neighbourhood restaurant serving such delicious cuisine at such reasonable prices is a real find. Thanks to all those who recommended Aquarius – it was a good discovery and gets a thumbs up from Mick and I. Aquarius is located in Jomtien Complex. Open daily from 6.00 pm till 11.00pm.

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(ptmbo-bb1109) Soi 8 Beach Road Restaurant & Bar Good for Farang Food, 5 Story Building Fully Furnish. Rent 35,000P/M key Money 1.25 Million/ 3 YRS. Call BB 081 147 6767. (ptmbo-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (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. 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. Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : jordygwaping@ yahoo.com A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@ jomtien-property.com Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: orchid@amari.com

WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475, www.tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located in central Pattaya, there are 16 rooms a well stocked bar with pool table and included in the price are 20 motorbikes. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email : craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – Located just off soi buakhao, this busy bar has 4 rooms for rent as well as a staff room. The owner is relocating so this business is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: craig@ tsba.info Bar/Guest House – This guest house located in central Pattaya has 12 rooms , a fully fitted commercial kitchen , and fully stocked bar with pool table. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email : craig@tsba.info Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known walking street bar, this business is a turn key operation and is ready to make big money. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email : craig@tsba.info (ptmbo-v1109)Bar Guesthouse 3.5 Million bht Yin Yang Bar 64/89 Soi Buakhao Tel 086 832 5939. BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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.

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Fax: (038) 374535 45-Rooms + 1 BigHouse Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/month selling for 15 million Call: 081 244 6970. Restaurant –An opportunity to purchase Pattaya only original 50’s diner, complete with one of the largest collections of 1950’s memorabilia. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email : craig@tsba.info Laundry – This busy laundry located in central Pattaya has been fitted out to the highest of standards and is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email : craig@tsba.info Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year LeasAbsolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2018

Education & Training

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

House for Sale

Huge House for sale in Naklua area. Very close to sanctuary of truth. Located in a nice and quiet villag. 213 Talangwah with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 separate living room, 2 separate dining room, 2 kitchen, 1 dirty kitchen, 1 laundry room, 1 storage room, 9 airconditioned. 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@pattaya housebuilders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, doublegarage. On 720 sqm land. THB 3,700,000. 20 km South of Pattaya, off Sukhumvit Rd., Tel. 038 436 998 Thai/Eng/ German


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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.

Condo for sale

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.

(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, 2 bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool,sala, garden, 4 airconditioners, UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hispeed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 0851201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai French Style Town House Freshly painted , nice window shutters,2 bedroom 3 bathroom Air Conditioned. Very quiet secured area in South Pattaya, Some furniture included in sale. Only 3mb Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Magnificent Homes for Sale Located only minutes to Jomtein beach Rare opportunity to own a luxury home built to your specifications 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom homes From 5.9 mb. Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai : 0861 425 719 Eng : 0811 580 065. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Only 11 Million Baht. A spacious and well furnished 90 sq. wah house. Have 3 bedrooms, living room. European kitchen, private pool. Located in Soi Kao Talo, only 10 minutes drive from Lotus South Pattaya. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 pr 081 357 7491. Truly 25% discount OFF the original price. Magnificent and Fabulous Beach Side Living at a very low price. You can design and build your own house on the remaining plots. Hurry there are only 10 remaining plots left. Plots range from 520 sqm to 680 sqm. Price starts at 7 Million Baht. Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Gorgeous Houses for Sale and Investment. Absolutely all brand new houses, in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Located in Naklua Area. Only a few minutes away from Pattaya, very convenient, no hassle on driving around the city. Accessible to public transportations. Ready to move in. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

Beautiful Family House Very spacious house in Soi Siam Country Club, with big swimming pool in well kept garden. 3 Beds,3 baths and large lounge. Quality furnished throughout, European kitchen, high security alarm system and electric gate (only 800 meters from Sukhumvit Road) Don’t miss this one!! Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014.

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We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exciting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this..... you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Downpayment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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


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We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for….. this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate

Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Classified Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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) 231931 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

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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-in-pattaya.com Brand New Two Bedroom House at East Pattaya Knock Down Price: For QUICK SALE!!! A fantastic opportunity for first time buyers or investors seeking a property

at an affordable price. Newly constructed home in company name, enjoy your lifestyle. Make your dream come true!!!! 1.99 Million Tel.038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai)

House for Rent

(ptmhr-0709) Newly Renovated Shop House Na Jomtien, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Part Furnished, 4 Aircons, Electric Garage. Ocean Views 100 Meters from the beach 4,000 baht/month Phone: 087 013 5770. (ptmhr-n2308)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro-kitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 28,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.


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(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 Hispeed internet, 24hr security. House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 0851201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai

2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970. Lovely 3 Bedroom Furnished Home with enclosed garden & lawn areas. Very quiet secured villiage with Communal Pool. Situated only one minute to Pattaya/Bangkok hwy near crocodile farm 22,000 pm Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719, Pattaya Ocean Property.com Very nice 3 bedroom house located in a very quiet small secure village in South Pattaya Only a few minutes To Sukumvit Hwy & Carrefour 25,000 pm. Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai : 086 1425 719 Eng : 081 158 0065. Beautiful 3 Bedroom Pool Villa with private pool. 3 minutes to secluded Beach. Located in Na Jomtein Only 1 minute to Sukumvit Hwy, Fully furnished 70,000 pm Email: info@pattayoceanproperty. com Thai : 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. 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

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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 08-4944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1180: This property is located near the crocodile farm in east Pattaya. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 23,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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) 231931 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

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Great Mediterranean style villa for rent at 60,000 Baht per month! This superbly finished four bedroom four bathroom home with swimming pool is a must see for those wishing to rent a great home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Executive Class Rentals In and Around Pattaya from 15,000 – 150,000 Baht per month! A very rare opportunity awaits those discerning home hunters looking for both a luxurious quality home and with it a lifestyle most all would love to have. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com New 2 storey 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 HOME3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS

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(pta-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com


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Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@Pattaya OceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1085

(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), thaigerryproperties@ gmail.com Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. Very Busy Laundry with Rental Rooms and Accommodation for owner and staff. Excellent Lacation Central. Longterm Lease 1.5 Mil, Rent Paid til March 2010. Call 083 587 5877 or 038 720 243. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970.

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Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 8th Floor, Studio S3 Building, Fully Furnished, Kitchenette, Fridge, LCD TV, etc. Very Popular Complex Only 200 Meters from Beach, Good Value 890,000 BHT. (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Casa Paradise Condominium Soi 6 , Pratamnak Close to Pattaya Park. 53 sqm. 4th floor,Corner Studio in Need of Refurbishment with Big Balcony. You wont find a room of this size in this very sought after area at this price of only 890,000 Baht (In Foreign Name) Be Quick!! Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Spanish Place Sukhumvit Rd., Two 32 sqm. Studios Side by Side 1st floor in Need of Refurbishment only 1.2 million baht for both ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com

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Royal Beach Condominium 200 Metres From Cozy Beach Pratumnak. 38 sqm 9th floor studio, beautifully renovated with quality furniture, LCD TV and more. Nice balcony for beautiful sea views. A lovely room in a prestige area. Fantastic bargain 1.3 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Baan Suan Lalana Condominium, 84 Sq. M., 5th Floor (Top Floor). Huge balcony for sea views, 1 bedroom with builtin wardrobes, A/C. 1 living room, fully furnished, A/C. New large kitchen with fridge freezer, 2 LCD, big screen TVs, 2 ceiling fans, etc. Just been furnished and completely refurbished to high standard with very high art deco ceilings. 2 big swimming pools, fitness centre, shop, restaurant, lovely gardens, 800 metres Jomtien Beach. Lovely living and a beautiful atmosphere. 3.5 mil. Baht . Serious Offers invited (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Spanish Place (Sukhumvit Road) 32 sqm. 4th floor Corner Studio, Original Empty Room. Building Now Being Refurbished Be Quick Only 690,000 bht ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com View Talay 2A Building, 8th Floor, 37 sqm. Studio Jomtien Beach, Sea View, Furnished, A/C, a very popular building, good investment ideal for letting only 1.6 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com

View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 600 meters from Beach. 60 sqm, 4th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 bathroom, kitchen, 2 balcony, fully furnished and renovated. Overlooking swimming pool. Very good price. Only 1.6 mil. Baht. Freehold. In Foreign Name. Rent 12,000 baht a month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Angket Condominium 500 meters to Jomtien Beach, 45 sqm. Corner studio, 2 big balconies. For sea view, refurbished with new furniture, LCD big screen TV, Kitchen, fridge, freezer, everything new. The building is now being refurbished and this room represents excellent value for money real bargain only 1.5 mil baht. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com New Angket Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com ABSOLUTE BARGAIN OF THE YEAR. 42 sqm. 5th floor Studio with sea view’s near Pattaya Park, new kitchen and air conditioning, big balcony. Don’t miss it ONLY 890,000 bht. (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com (ptmcs-s0209)Angket Condominium - Perfect Sea View Corner Unit with 79 sqm. 1 bedroom. Brand new, fully furnished. Call 087 672 2020 or 086 312 9126. Superb 188 sqm condo With expansive views over Pattaya Bay & Jomtein Centrally located only a few minutes to Carrefour Rare opportunity to purchase a 20th floor Penthouse at such a bargain price 10.9 mb Email: info@pattayoceanproperty. com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065.

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Luxury 113 sqm one bed Condo On 17th floor of new apartment building in Central Pattaya Superbly fitted out with luxury Kitchen & bathroom 6.6 mb Email: info@pattayocean property.com Thai : 0861 425 719 Eng : 0811 580 065. Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmcs-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)View Talay 6 Condo-Two Back from Beach Front Side Facing Walking Street. 86 sqm-9th floorForeign Name- 4,900,000 Baht Unfurnished Shell 087 145 8491. (ptmcs-nat0309)Beautiful View Talay 5D for Sale. 140 m2, 3rd floor, 3bedrooms, big balcony, beautiful view Jomtien side. Fully furnished. Foreign ownership 7,800,000 Baht (incl. transfer). Tel: 081 003 3521, Email : post@ giganett.no (ptmcs-r2408)Amazing Condo in Jomtien 45 sqm, 9th floor, panoramic sea view, huge balcony, swimming pool, convenience store, fully furnished, A/C, European kitchen, electric stove, sink, bed, storage & closet, sofa, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD. 24H Security, parking lot. Foreign name. 1.8 Million Baht or best offer. Call 085 347 9257 before 5:00 pm and e-mail: eternalterritory@yahoo.com for pictures.

(ptmcs-g0109)Baan Suan Lalana, top floor, nice views, totally refurbed, nice condo – Foreign owner. 1.250 M. 087 901 5229/084 105 4533. (ptmcs-g1209)Sale View Talay Condo Project 5. Located on Jomtien Dongtan beach on fl. 21(top), very wonderful sea view and greenery view. 55 sqm. luxury fully fitting furnished. 100% perfect condition. Elegant design & very nice decoration, Beautiful guarantee! Luxury Cozy breezy & newly. 3.19 mil. by owner (foreigner name) 081 933 2240, pitipity@hotmail.com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/ viewtalay (ptmcs-n0509)Brand New 53 sqm, Sea View, 50 m. to Private Beach, 10th floor, Studio, for 5.2 MB, All inclusive! (NorthPoint) Tel. +66 829 726 335, +79 145 447 742. (ptmcs-L0909)Northpoint Beachfront Condominium, 2 Bedroom , 2 Bath, #3304, 33rd Floor, South Tower Nearest Ocean. Overlooking Pool and Beach, 105 Sq. Mtrs, Fully Luxury Fitted, Soi Wongamart, Naklua. 15 million baht (7 million to seller and 8 million to developer on January 2010). FOREIGN NAME. Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail.com (ptmcs-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 4 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street (Units are unfinished shells with electric outlets; bathroom completely finished with tile floor, tile walls, shower, sink, toilet, granite counter tops, lights, etc.). Units available 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; side by side); 1906 (19th floor) and 2206 (22nd floor). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.2 Million Baht Each. Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 600,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 600,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail.com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome!


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(ptmcs-b2408)Jomtien Condominium for Sale: Park Lane Resort Jomtien - Take Over Contract New Condo. This re-sale unit is a far less than the Developers price in Building 1 and can be easily made into (2) one bedroom units if required. This is an ocean view facing unit on the 7th floor is offered at 1 million baht less than the developer’s price currently. Fully furnished. The new owner can take over the easy terms re-payment with approximately 50% down and quarterly payments of 300,000 until the scheduled completion date around April 2010. Sale Priced: 2,995,000. Call Bobby 084 158 0785 for showings (pta-r0008)Condo 80 SQM. in Nova Atrium. Brand New. Furnished and decorated in high standard. 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom, 1 big living room with European kitchen bar open. TV, LCD, 2 aircon Daikin. Furniture (Decorum), big terrace. 5 min. away walking “Carrefour” and “Big C”. In new condo with huge swimming pool in tropical garden, fitness room, internet and etc. FIRE SALE. 4 million baht. T. 081 863 1076. (pta-r0008)Penthouse 720 sqm with a Spectacular Front Sea View. 300 meters from the beach, 5 minutes away from Walking Street. In the best location of Pratamnak Hill. This residence is a 360° unblocked sea view, with a golf and Buddha Hill. Large terrace (240 sqm) with huge Jacuzzi. New modern design concept, 4 beds/baths + maid room. Any room have terrace. Euro style kitchen, living 118 sqm. Fully furnished at high standard. Price exceptional at 41,000 baht/sqm. 29.9 Million Baht. Tel. 081 863 1076. http:// pattayabeachviewcondo.com (ptmcs-tw0909) 1 Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Air, Pool, Gym, Shop, Built-ins, Nirun Condo, 1,295,000 Phone 084 868 1088.

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,

Classified underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 air-cons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 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 development)Wongamat Beach ( Immediate Beachfront ) 250 sqm. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, modern style kitchen with washing machine and dryer, all sports facilities inc. Swimming pool / tennis and car parking etc.A private house with all the facilities of a condo set in a well kept private garden. Bangkok owner wants to sell quickly. (This area commands a selling price of over 26 Million Baht) Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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

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: theavenueresidence@ hotmail.com, www.avenueresidence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthai land.com, E-mail : novamirage condo@yahoo.com 1 Bed Appartment in Avenue Residence soi 15 ready to move in end of this year. Corner unit overlooking pool 3 mil. Foreign Ownership Call 083 587 5877. (ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 2 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 and 2507 (25th floor; side by side) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.6 Million Baht Each, Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 800,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 800,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail.com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome!

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View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. One million two hundred thousand baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. For sale by owner. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only two million baht. Fifty percent financing available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@cslox info.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) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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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) 231931 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

Classified 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) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few re-sales on very high floors for 110,000 THB/ SQM. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Low dues. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. Private Sale. Foreign name. B1.29M. English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. PRICE REDUCED: Baan Suan Lalana Lowest Priced 84 SQM in Foreign Name Sale Priced: 2,100,000 Baht Covered Parking, Near Communal Pool. Tennis Courts. Building C-1. Double wide Balcony. Just Remodeled 50/50 on Transfer Fees CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS 17th Floor Direct Oceanfront View Talay 7 (Jomtien) 86 sqm; Empty Shell on the 17th Floor. 50% now and balance upon completion of building. Jomtien Side Foreign name. Priced at: 6,900,000 Baht. Due for Completion in Early 2010 (no busy road to cross) just walk out direct to the beach in front. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Very Nice & Affordable Price!!! Furnished Studio for Sale. Special price in Nirun Grand Ville Condo, this 37 sqm. Studio on the 14th. Floor is offered at an absolutely knockdown price by the owner... a great opportunity to purchase at a bargain price and live in the heart of pattaya. 1.25 Million Call now 038 723 995 www.property-in-pattaya.com

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Northpoint - Two Bedroom Unit On Hight Floor In South Tower This is a superbly located , two bedroom unit South Tower at Northpoint, prime beachfront. The finished properties boast European kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, top-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, , gorgeous swimming pools, lovely beachfront, sea views. Ref Code: NTPT0006 Sale Price 15,000,000 THB Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-inpattaya.com Jomtien Majestic. Must be sold quickly a beautiful 30sqm. Studio just been renovated to high standard. Including kitchen, fully furnish. Must See! Reduced to 770,000 bht. In foreigners name, returning to UK. Private Sale. Call now 087 139 1539 and 087 139 1570.

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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. 12,00028,800 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. Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 12,000/month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845.


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

CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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.pattayaproperty.biz/index.asp to view pictures or call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1196: 1 bedroom apartment for rent located in S2 Jomtien Beach on the 9th floor with 68Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great sea views only 18,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

Classified 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 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 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) Great 2 bed, 2 bath condo Only 2 minutes to Carrefour 7th floor corner unit with lovely views, fully furnished Absolute Bargain at 23,000 pm Or sale at 3.9 mb Email: info@ p a t t a y o c e a n p r o p e r t y. c o m Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Best Quality beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large

swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@cslox info.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 90,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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

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Fax: (038) 374535 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) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,000 Baht per month! What more can you say? If you would like a ‘Five Star’ lifestyle with the yachts and all….this is your apartment. There are no better building amenities anywhere. Two swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, weight training gym, the list goes on and on….. and don’t forget their first class gourmet restaurant with Dim Sum on Sundays! This is just one of our listings in Ocean Marina. For a total overview of our listings contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month or for sale for 7.5 Million Baht! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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Condo for Rent

Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com Poolside Studios 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.

Land for Sale

Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 baht Tel. 081 576 0035. Email: countryproperty@loxinfo. co.th, www.countryproperty services.net BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, E-mail: countryproperty@ loxinfo.co.th , www.country propertyservices.net

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(ptmls-n2308)Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364. (ptmls-h0309)Bangsaray Mountains. 1,200 sqm. Ready to Build on 720,000 baht Call 087 100 5726. (ptmls-g0109)Bangsaray 2 rai. Close beach. 2.6 M per rai. 084 105 4533. LS1020: a fair size plot of land at 672sqm surrounded by other houses already, electric, water available, road frontage all around. Priced at 3.5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 million per rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 20 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, only 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road and 70 meters from the main road, perfect for small housing project. For quick sale, grab our cheapest offer, only 500,000 baht per rai. Nothing cheaper than this! To view please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, 7.5 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, next to the main road in soi, perfect idea for a big house suitable not only for a big family, but for small family as well. For quick sale, we’re selling it for only 1.5 Million Baht per rai. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for investment. For quick sale, only 8 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 for viewing. Land for Sale. Beach front, in Baan Chang area, 3-4 Rai per plot, price started from 5 Million Baht only. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 2 Rai in soi Wat Yan ( Budha Mountain ), 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, we’re selling it for only 2 Million Baht. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/ Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers - 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th

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2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/ Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th


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Land for Sale

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 Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development (038) 231-931 or (01) 634-2915 Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo. co.th

Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut treesabsolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buy- call to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email 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 Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087 021 3170.

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Classified Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 thb Call 081 576 0035 www.countryproperty services.net BangSaray Land only few minutes to Beach and Shopping, Land filled 2 years previous and now ready for construction of Villiage or Resort etc. 15 Rai available 37.5 mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com Jomtein Land nearly One Rai, Only 500 metres to Beach. Beautiful flat block with made road on three sides. 15mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com Sea and Mountain views from 300,000b, Call 081 576 0035 www.countryproperty services.net

Services Provided

(ptmsp-g0109)Travel Visas from 10,000 B. Translations 175 Bht/page. 084 105 4533. (ptmsp-p2208)Learn Thai/English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-vp0109)Visas Plus – births, marriage, certified translations, passport renewal, English first language, 038 757 527, 087 804 3943. Next door British Consulate Jomtien Soi 5. Lloyds Co., Ltd. (pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattaya-secretarialservices.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. (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 serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal) Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@hotmail. com. Visit their website www.skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai)

Fax: (038) 374535 If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: info@ssallinone.com

Service Provided

(ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ re-cushion, etc. Bought and sold/profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0509)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info

Job Wanted

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

Job Vacancies

Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. UPVC thai sales person wanted. call 038-378302 for interview. English or Thai speaking Plummer, Electrician, Roof tiler wanted, Phone 089 058 4509.

5 young ladies to train as good maebaan/ cooks in good quality English and Thai. Household Ta Praya Area, Sakeaw. No experience necessary, 3 months renewable contracts start 1,000 baht as weekly + full board Phone Eng 089 058 4509 Thai 084 958 6569. We are a property development company now urgently!! Looking fr Foreigner Sale Manager, who has experience in real estate business, Sale Exclusive, and Assistant of Marketing. Male or Female, Thai nationality, Excellent in English language and good command of computer skill. Contact : nana@heights-holdings.com or 038 364 877. 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 081949 8702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com Required Sales Person for Light Fitting Showroom. English speaking Sales Manager fro Light Fitting Showroom, must have interior designing knowledge, good salary and commissions for theright candidate. Call Nani at 081-949 8702 or send resume to 779grover@ gmail.com MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41.


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Job Vacancies

Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager.Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai. Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal (ptfjv-b2408)Driver Wanted by Private Real Estate Advisory and Law Firm: must have valid driving license and capable of driving around Pattaya and Bangkok. Must speak English!! Some house and office work required as well. Good Salary easy and flexible hours are required. Call 084 158 0785 or 082 344 0833 Salary 10,000 THB per mo. (ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. Pro Language is language training institute located on Central Pattaya. Now we are seeking Part - time and Full - time Teachers to join our team. Italian Teacher, Russian Teacher and other language teacher. Please call K.Pabhada 038 489 225-7 or pattaya@prolanguage.co.th

LC International languages and Computer School is looking for German, Dutch, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and English speaking teacher. Interested person please call: 038 361 948 - 9 or contact us by lc_pattaya@ hotmail.com Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Full-time Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, EnglishDutch-German-ItalianFrench-Japanese-ChineseRussian-Korean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-2500072 www.Prolanguage.co.th (ptjv-hpp0209) Real Estate Company wanted secretary/ administrator. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic computer skill. Applications by email: Petri@ homepropertiespattaya.com Tel. 086 156 8925 or 038 303 25. Intetnet Company is looking for a telesales, administrative officier, age 20/35. Education : college or university. Salesdriven, selfmotiveated and well organized. Computer literacy such as word, excel and powerpoint. Familiar with telesales, any experience about selling advertising space on the internet is welcome 9.00 till 17.00 (4 or 5 days a week only) Good salary plus commissions. Information 082 493 8526.

Classified We are a property development company. Urgently, looking for Accountant staff/ Male/Female, Thai nationality. Qualifications: must have knowledge in accounting taxation, good command in speaking and reading English Contact: Please send CV to pui@heights-holdings.com Tel 038 364 877. Heights Holdings Co.,Ltd. Is a real estate development company focusing on luxury residential development. We are now looking for Foreigner Sale Manager who has experience in real estate business. Please submit your resume with full details of qualifications, experience, portfolio current & expected salary. Call 038 364 877 Email nana@heights-holdings.com or Ticha@heights-holding.com We are property development company. Urgently, looking for Accounting Officer. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Good knowledge in tax accounting program quick book and Express etc. Must have good command of English Please Contact : Pui@heights-holdings.com Tel.: 087 150 2801. We require a Sales Person / Office Administrator for our Real Estate sales office. Applicant must be a Thai national and speak English with computer skills. Experience in real estate is preferred but not essential. Great salary plus commission. Contact 084 866 6 010. Volunteer Work Permit available. If you don’t mind volunteering 6hrs. a week, you can live in Thailand free of charge and hassle. call 085 388 1577 email: jdlsimons@ yahoo.com

Travel

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

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Vehicles for Sale

Ford Ranger Pick up 4 doors 4x4, Must be sale quickly!! 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 all best offer 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, Tel. 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. (ptmvs-r0007)Volvo S60 Turbo, New Design 2005. 50,000 km, black. Full options. First hand, like new. 1 million baht (new 2,450,000 baht). Tel. 081 863 1076. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. (ptmvs-(d0709) Honda Black Super 4 (400cc) Great Condition, new chain, sprockets and tyre, Low km’s 55,000 baht ph: 087 013 5770. Suzuki bike: electric starter, tax paid till March 2010, 79000 km good condition 6000.Tel 084-865 1355.

Pets

Urgently need loving safe home for 2 months puppy. I have nursed her broken leg to good as new she is a joy. If can help please call 085 284 7731. Persian Cat for sale. many colours and age to choose. please call 086 7803 791. Registered/register able (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee Tia is a very Tiny English Bulldog. She is registered with AKC and should grow to be around 3-4 lbs. Call Caryl for more info email brownphillip67@yahoo.com Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081-983-4182 Kim

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Biggles Big Band in Pattaya

The Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa at Na-Jomtien, sponsored a one night event of the ‘Biggles Big Band’, who held a spectacular one night swinging jazz performance. The band was founded by Dutch conductor, Mr. Adrie Braat, in 1985 and he has travelled around the world many times, but he often plays bass in the Dutch Swing College Band, which he joined in 1988. Around two hundred guests attended this special event and admission was only three hundred baht, including a free drink, and a nice selection of buffet food was available at very reasonable prices. This band had a full complement of musicians, and even though the ‘on the beach’ venue had to be moved indoors after heavy rain, everyone was full of praise for this world class Dutch band. This was the finale of the band’s last performance in Thailand after having just completed a two week tour around the kingdom.

Louis Tussaud‘s Wax World Pattaya

Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, together with the Manager of Ripley’s World of Entertainment Pattaya, Khun Somporn Narksuetrong, jointly opened the latest edition to Ripley’s at the Royal Garden Plaza Shopping Mall, Louis Tussaud‘s Wax World. The event attracted many famous celebrities and local dignitaries, local residents, and enthusiastic shoppers, to the new wax world on the 5th floor of the shopping centre. This is the 5th wax world in the world and the first in Southeast Asia. Louis Tussaud‘s Wax World Pattaya is part of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not zone and features 68 realistic wax models, including both Thai and international people from the past and present. Favourites on the day included present President of America, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Bruce Lee, Paradorn Srichaphan a professional tennis player from Thailand, and the kids were intrigued with the star from the Harry Potter movies, Daniel Radcliffe, and another favourite was Batman and his friends. Many famous Thai celebrities were on hand to add a spot of glamour including Muaythai kick boxer, Khaosai Galaxy, who posed for pictures with his own wax model.


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James Bond attends PILC Ball

On Saturday 14th November, the Amari laid out the red carpet to welcome 160 guests for the event of the year, the PILC ‘Live and Let’s Dine’ Gala Ball, Bond style. With an Aston Martin parked, James Bond played by Christopher Parsons from Pattaya Players arrived in true Bond style with a Bond girl attached to his arm. The lobby of the Grand Ballroom had the atmosphere of Oscar night with various James Bond movie posters everywhere and many Bond girls with their guns. The evening started with a glittering champagne and martini reception with many of the guests arrived wearing elegant ball gowns and tuxedos. The evening was opened by Mistress of Ceremonies, Rachel Hoag. She then invited President Gillian Thom to thank all the members, for their personal contribution to the club’s success; to the many individuals and businesses that had given donations over the years, and to the sponsors for their continued support. After a delicious five-course dinner accompanied by wines provided by Royal Prestige Wines, Gillian Thom thanked Special Events Coordinator, Chantal Oldaker, and her team for their help organizing the ball: to the Amari Hotel and General Manager, David Cummings, for the exceptional lengths they went to in creating the scene for the ball. Presentations were made to all the sponsors of the ball:Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd; John and Sukanya Seaton from Seaton Lakera Trust; Mike Diamente from Dana Spicer; Gary Milton from Foster Wheeler, Peter Malhotra from Pattaya Mail and Dave Tailors. Newly arrived from the Philippines, the band from Henry J Beans with the help of DJ Matt Jacobs managed to keep the guests on the dance floor for the remainder of the evening. The atmosphere was buzzing as everyone danced till they dropped until the early hours of the morning. PILC would like to thank all the sponsors, those who donated items for auction, members past and present for their individual contribution over the years and everyone who attended. If you would like more information about PILC, how to become a members or how to be involved as a sponsor, please contact Gillian Thom, President, 081 762 6003.

Pattaya 6th Eastern Cattle Show

The last night of the Pattaya 6th Eastern Cattle Show 2009 ended successfully on the evening of 15th November in front of the Banglamung City Offices. At the event, other than having various cattles to view that had been entered into the competition, there were many other shows and activities for tourists and residents to enjoy - including a Cowboy and Indian performance, and the horse and cow Rodeo competitions, with lots of prizes presented to the winners. The event was very busy this year and a great success. Many delegates and honorable people from Pattaya attended including former Mayor of Pattaya Mr. Niran Wattanasartsatorn, and Mr. Pramote Weeraphan, Member of Chonburi House of Representatives, all dressed up in cowboy costumes to suit the event and had a fun filled evening.

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

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