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Volume 8, Issue 22
1 - 15 August 2009
Latest Pattaya City Hall Updates
The Mayor of Pattaya, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, chaired a meeting at City Hall on the 24th July to discuss the upcoming improvements that are to take place in the city and to announce the good news, that a specific project in Pattaya has now been given official backing from a Japanese sponsor. The meeting commenced with the Mayor, giving an update on the A(H1N1) Flu Virus. He explained that even though there had been many reported cases of the virus throughout our area, there had not been any large groups of infected people. The treatment being handed out to those affected, seems to work in a very satisfactory manner, and people are on their way to a step by step recovery. In other news, the Mayor announced that the City had been approached by many international organisations wishing to hold their events in the City that never sleeps. One of the new events to be staged is the ‘Thai-Chinese Economy Association’, who will bring 300 top Chinese businessmen to the City, who are looking to collectively invest around 100 million United States Dollars
into Pattaya. Pattaya will also play host this month to the ASEAN event, which will be held from the 2nd – 8th August. These are very prestigious
events for Pattaya to be holding and a good indication of a better future. Mayor Itthiphol, carried on to discuss the recent proposition for a ‘Monorail’ system to be constructed in the Pattaya area. He was able to confirm that a commencement of the project is
getting nearer on a daily basis. At the moment, City Hall officials are considering the different proposals from construction companies who are tendering for the opportunity of building what will become one of Pattaya best known landmarks. The Central Pricing Committee, have already finished their last draft, and have a little more paperwork to produce, with regard to the different companies quotations, before a final decision can be made. It is hoped that an official announcement, with regard to the project, will be made in the coming month. The Pattaya Today team will keep you up to date with developments as they happen. For the latest news and information, check out our website, www.pattayatoday.net, which already enjoy in excess of 1,250,000 hits per month. President for Strategy at Pattaya City Hall, Dr. Wissanu Playanon, announced that Pattaya had been extremely fortunate in being able to secure 500,000 USD, approximately 17 million Thai Baht, from the Continued on page 4
The management, staff, and all the readers of Pattaya Today, would like to take the opportunity to wish Her Majesty Queen Sirikit a Very Happy Birthday on 12th August. Long may she continue to be an inspiration to her subjects through her dedication to the Kingdom.
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New ‘Lions’ Clock Tower An impressive clock tower had been officially opened at Bali Hai Pier, by Khun Kowit Tianthongnukool, President of the Lions Club 310 C, along with other members of the club. Guest of honour at the ceremony was Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, who along with fellow Council Members, officially introduced the new clock tower to the general public. In 2006, around 2,000 Lions Club Members from all over the world gathered in Pattaya for their yearly
international conference. In commemoration of this
auspicious event the club decided to build the clock tower as a reminder of the great time enjoyed by all delegates. The idea was presented to Pattaya City Hall for two clock towers to be constructed, one at Bali Hai Pier and the other at Lan Pho in Naklua. Former Mayor, Khun Niran Wattanasartsatorn, who was in power at the time, along with his fellow Council Members, approved the construction, hoping they would both become a landmark for Pattaya’s residents and tourists alike. by Nana
Scholarships presentation The Rotary Club, Marina Branch, recently joined forces, and pooled money, with the HHN (Human Help Network in Thailand) Foundation and the Y.W.C.A. Pattaya Branch, to enable them to present scholarships to needy student within our area. The ceremony took place at the Diana Garden Hotel on Pattaya 3rd Road. President of the Rotary Club Marina Branch and her club members donated a significant amount of money which was added to dona-
tions from the other two groups and Mrs. Nittaya Patimasongkroh, President of the Y.W.C.A Pattaya, along
with fellow club members will make the scholarship presentation to the students in the very near future.
A(H1N1) in Pattaya
Pattaya City Hall have been holding regular meetings to keep local residents abreast of the A(H1N1) Virus and its impact on the health of Pattaya residents. They are supplying the public with latest figures on a national level and on Pattaya itself. The latest meeting was hosted by Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat, who explained that with cooperation with local hospitals, he can confirm that the spreading of the virus is now under control, with no serious infections being reported. He explained that rumours surrounding the unavailability of the drug ‘Tamiflu’ in Pattaya are simply not true. On the last inspection of Government Hospitals, there was still plenty of medication available for patients, and
even if they did run low, they could easily order more from the Department of Disease Control. The Department of Disease has in excess of 420,000 sets of the Tamiflu available at this time, with more on order and expected in the near future. He believed that these rumours had originated from patients who were not prescribed the drug, basically because they had normal flu, not the H1N1 strain, and this led them to believe the hospitals were lying and had run out of the treatment. Rumours are also rife that the government hospitals are running low because private hospitals have taken all the reserve stocks, this cannot be true, as the government is not responsible for supplying the private sector, they have
to buy their drugs direct from the manufacturers. The Deputy Mayor concluded the meeting by explaining that even though the virus is spreading rapidly, serious cases are very few, and suggests residents continue with their preventative measures by washing their hands regularly and wearing a mask in crowded places to avoid contamination. He urged anyone who started to feel flu symptoms, to immediately go to their hospital to have it checked out.
Central Center Pattaya fire drill In the later part of July the Central Center Pattaya, 2nd Road branch, undertook a fire drill to comply with policy handed down by the Department of Labour Protection on behalf of the Welfare Ministry of the Interior. The fire drill saw the evacuation of over 500 workers along with shoppers from the store, the drill revolved around a hypothetical fire that had started on the ground floor. As the evacuation progressed according to schedule, fire-fighters and medical
rescue units arrived to assist with extinguishing the fire along with treatment for any injuries or burns.
The fire drill proceeded like clockwork proving the readiness of all personnel in the event of the real thing.
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Bali Hai to host Cowboy Carnival 2009
Sukhumvit road traffic
A meeting took place to discuss the problems that have arisen from the many intersections on the Sukhumvit Road, as many intersections were open unnecessarily. Pattaya Council Member, Mr. Banlue Kullavanit, gave an outline on the problems and possible solutions. The main problems revolve around the junction at Chaiyapornwithee road (Soi Nongprue), as the intersection has three sets of traffic light in close proximity. This causes the problem that after waiting for the lights to change to green, you are immediately met by another red light, and traffic comes almost to a standstill. Mr. Thongchai Artsong, Pattaya Council Member, explained that before the intersection was opened traffic had to travel a long distance along Sukhumvit Road, before doing a U-turn, and making its way back, to make a left hand turn into the road. There was not a problem with this system, however, City Hall Continued from page 1
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Japanese METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’, in Thailand’s first ever international project supported by the Japanese Government. The project, sponsored by the Japanese Government, is to enable Pattaya City to carry out testing, and study how to recycle wastewater and have it returned to the mains water supply for consumption by households. After discovering that Pattaya had run into major problems with their endeavours to recycle the wastewater, the Japanese METI, came to the rescue with the sponsorship. If Pattaya desires to return to the status of one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations, the matter of water shortage must be addressed in the very near future. The project is looking to treat approximately a hundred thousand litres of wastewater each day. Pattaya City Hall has already received the money from METI and is presently looking for a professional body to undertake the study for them over the next six months. The study should be completed by February 2010, when all concerned will look at the feasibility of different water treatment methods. However, the plan for recycling wastewater has been on the agenda for a long time, and
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT), in conjunction with Pattaya City Hall and private enterprises, are to host the Cowboy Carnival 2009 at Bali Hai Pier on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd August. It is hoped that this event will help boost the flagging tourist industry in the city, by attracting extra visitors not only from Thailand but also further afield. The organisers have focused on creating an exhilarating, fun filled event,
with great entertainment for all ages. The whole of the Bali Hai Pier will be decorated in a Western Theme to get local residents and visitors into a cowboy mood. The event will try to highlight the unique way the cowboys in the old west went about their daily lives and some of the colourful individuals that became folk heroes. International musicians will join home grown talent to entertain the crowds with
Bangkok Airways and Air France welcome first passenger on code-shared flight ever mindful of making driving in Pattaya an easier proposition, decided to open the new intersection to cut down on the travelling time. Those attending the meeting agreed that a solution to the problem needed to be found in the near future. In the first instance they will endeavour to sync the existing traffic signals to work with each other, rather than independently. The authorities have decided to leave the intersection open until the possibilities of getting them to work correctly have been exhausted. As a last resort, they will close the intersection, and we will go back to the old system. Pattaya City Hall are concerned, that once a financially viable solution has been discovered, the local residents may turn it down through ignorance. Pattaya City is in desperate need of a way to recycle the wastewater which is acceptable to local residents. Mr. Preecha Ukachoke, from the Advisory Committee, stated that METI had laid down guidelines which need to be adhered to with regard to the study, this includes:Make available certificates on how safe the recycled water will be after treatment. Approval must be obtained from local residents that they are confident in the recycled water and its quality. To find a large enough source of untreated water to meet the requirements of a new recycling treatment centre. The untreated water must be available at low cost and with a long future of supplies. If Pattaya can make this project succeed, they will be the first city in Thailand with a wastewater treatment centre. It is believed, that with many other cities in the same predicament, they will follow suit in construction of their own treatment plants. Mayor Itthiphol, before closing the meeting, hoped, that despite Pattaya City carrying out its own studies in the past, which had not produced a viable proposition, this new study could actually help them to put an end to this ongoing problem.
Recently, Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice President for Marketing; and Mr. Luc Delaplace, Air France-KLM’s General Manager for the Mekong Region; jointly welcomed Mr. Francois Jacottin – the first passenger on the airlines’ code-shared flight, at Bangkok Airways’ Blue Ribbon Club Business Class Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mr. Jacottin was the first Air France passenger from Paris to connect with the code-shared flight between Air France and Bangkok Airways to Phnom Penh. The airlines have signed the agreement earlier this month to connect
passengers to Bangkok Airways’ six destinations in the region namely Samui, Phuket, Trat, Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang and Phnom Penh. In the picture from left ,Mr. Suchard Buranakarn – Bangkok Airways’ Marketing and Customer Relations’ Director, Mr. Peter Wiesner – Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice President for Marketing, Mr. Francois Jacottin – the first passenger on code-shared flight, Mr. Luc Delaplace – Air FranceKLM’s General Manager for the Mekong Region and Mr. Sampan Tosawang – Air France-KLM’s Marketing Manager for the Mekong Region.
some well known country music favourites, and a good selection of ‘Cowboy Tucker’ will be on hand to sample, served by waitresses and waiters in traditional cowboy costumes. One of the highlights of the two day event is sure to be
the cowboy carnival games and authentic rodeo event. Let’s hope the Cowboy Carnival will bring in some new faces to the City and bring some much needed laughter back into our streets.
Jomtien Beach gets much needed facelift
Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronnakit Ekkasing, was recently joined by Pattaya Council Member, Khun Amnuay Somphongtham, and together with a team from the Pattaya City Hall, they paid a surprise visit to the Jomtien Beach area to inspect local cleanliness. They began their visit by talking to local vendors about the importance of ensuring all their garbage is disposed of in the bins provided, and to not, or allow their customers, to throw their rubbish onto the beach. The team then got stuck into some good old fashioned hard work, with the beach being swept and cleared of all the garbage that had accumulated over time. The team discussed and have implemented a new schedule for the collection of garbage on a more regular basis, to help provide a more inviting environment for tourists. They wish to
encourage the local residents to take a pride in their beautiful surroundings. The working team also spent time pruning the trees along the promenade area, that will allow everyone a better view of the ocean and beach area, but also, eliminate the branches covering the street lights, which are an advantage to the less scrupulous who enjoy a life of crime. Unfortunately most of the 45 CCTV cameras that are installed along the promenade have become overgrown with branches and are neither use nor ornament to anyone. It is hoped that with the extra lighting and working CCTV cameras, robbers will think twice about breaking the law in this area. This new endeavour will be taken very seriously and it is believed it will vastly improve the beauty of the area and also create a much safer environment, free of crime.
‘Tattoo International’ fashion show
Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa hosts a welcome dinner
Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa led by Executive Director Thanet Supronsahasrungsi recently hosted a welcome dinner for the delegates to the “Connections Plus 2009, Thailand Moving Forward” event organized by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The event was also attended by Pattaya City Mayor Ittiphol Khunplome and Direc-
tor of the TAT-Pattaya Office Niti Kongrut who joined the management of the Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa at the private beach venue. ConnectionsPlus is an annual event that showcases the best MICE facilities and destinations in Thailand. Organised and co-sponsored by TCEB, the gathering is attended by some 100 leading corporate meeting planners
Those who took the time to attend a recent fashion competition at the Central Festival complex on Pattaya Beach Road, saw a very well presented and professionally choreographed event. Whilst traditional drummers were
on stage, the main feature was the stunning models with intricate body tattoos greatly enhancing the whole visual effect. Full marks to the actors, models and organisers, who put on a highly professional stage performance.
who meet in Bangkok for one night before the group is split into two beach destinations (Krabi and Pattaya). The group that visited Pattaya comprised of event planners from China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singa-
pore. Photo shows Pattaya City Mayor Ittiphol Khunplome and Director of the TAT-Pattaya Office Niti Kongrut with management of the Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa and TCEB Member.
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School kids get traffic advice
The City Hall recently held a large lecture with the aim of educating the youth of Pattaya on how to deal with traffic in the Pattaya area. With the emphasis on understand traffic regulations and respecting other road users. Police Captain, Khun Jirawat Sukhonthasap, responsible for the cleanliness and order of the City chaired the meeting. He explained to the young people attending the seminar that as Pattaya is a tourist destination, the roads are often busier than in their home
provinces, especially during prolonged holidays, and the going to, and coming from, schools and workplaces. With the increased traffic, it is even more important, to understand road safety and treat the driving, or riding experience, with respect. Police and Municipal Officers, together with teachers and students from Pattaya School No 6, attended the seminar organised by City Hall, it is expected that other schools will get the seminar in the near future. by Nana
Plans for Mother's Day
Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Wattana Chantarawaranon, recently chaired a meeting to discuss plans for the prepa-
rations for celebrations to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Siritkit's, upcoming birthday on the 12th August.
Banglamung police officers promoted
The Superintendent of the Banglamung Police Station recently gave a lecture to his officers outlining their duties and the progress being made at the station when dealing with complaints. He congratulated his officers on a ‘Job well done’, and had the great pleasure of promoting 14 officers to higher ranks.
The promoted officers consisted of, 10 Police Sergeants promoted to Police Majors, along with 4 Lance Corporals who were promoted to full Corporals. After the promotion ceremony took place, all the officers recited their ‘Pledge’, and the Superintendent gave a speech on obedience to their duties.
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Extended amnesty for illegal immigrants
The Banglamung District Chief, Mr. Mongkol Thammakittikhun, announced on the 14th July that in accordance with Government rulings, they were extending the date by which all illegal workers must identify themselves. The workers need to register at the District or Municipality Offices before the 30th July, they will then have to declare where they are living, working and undergo a medical examination. It is expected that many Burmese, Laotian, and Cambodian nationals will take advantage of the offer, In Thailand, this is also the official mother’s day celebrations. The Deputy Mayor proposed, and it was approved, that this year a parade will commence from in front of the Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road and continue through Walking Street, before finishing at Bali Hai Pier, where an extravaganza event will be held. The event will start with lighting candles to show respect and honour to the Queen, followed by other entertainment events, to bring some colour to the streets of Pattaya. Highlights of the evening’s entertainment will include performances from local schools and a Thai Musical Concert.
which will also give them the right to choose a Ministry of Health Hospital covered by their Social Security contributions. The District Chief stated that this was the last opportunity to take advantage of the amnesty; there will be no further extensions. Any registrations applied for after the 30th July will need to go through the normal, time consuming channels, which includes having to prove their citizenship, at which time they will receive a passport book which will enable them to work in Thailand for up to 2 years. This book can only be extended for another year after the initial two year period.
He advised all illegal workers to take advantage of this scheme before it is too late, he hopes employees
and employers will see the benefits of working legally in the Kingdom.
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German Paedophile arrested In the afternoon of the 21st July, Officers from the Children and Women Protection Agency Police Region 2, raided a house in Park Rungrueng Village, Soi Khaotalo, believed to be rented by a paedophile. The police had received information that Mr. Gatsche Gerhard Heiner, aged 68, a German national, had been regularly bringing young men, aged 15 – 20 years, to his rented
house for the purpose of sexual gratification. Whilst abusing the young men, he apparently took pictures and video of the encounters, later posting them from his home computer, to friends and fellow paedophiles around the world. One young man, who had recently been abused, gave the police information on Mr. Heiner, which has made his arrest possible. Mr. Heiner was completely
taken by surprise when the officers entered his house and presented him with the arrest warrant, he strenuously denied any wrong doing or inappropriate behaviour. Evidence will now be collected, and the parents of other abused boys have made themselves available to police to help their investigation. Mr. Heiner is expected to have his day in court in the near future.
Frenchman beaten and robbed
A French Tourist, Mr. Boogz Preneppe, aged 52, was recently approached by a group of young ladies offering sexual favours as he sat relaxing on Beach Road in front of Soi 13/1. He thanked them for the offer, but explained that he was not interested. One young lady, however, would not take no for an answer and kept pestering despite his refusal to take her up on her offer. Whilst she was still pestering him, he was approached by five Thai men who spoke to him in Thai, he could not understand anything said. With no indication of trouble, they suddenly, as a group, set about the unfortunate tourist, beating him up and stealing his bag, which contained around 5,000 Euros in cash, a mobile phone, personal documentation, and a
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gold necklace and ring with a value of approximately 2,000 Euros. The police were immediately called and a description of the attackers, and the young lady in question was radioed to all officers in the area. A few hours later, the young lady, who it turned out was an integral part of the operation, was detained
by the police for further questioning. The young lady, Miss Nat, quickly confessed to her part in the robbery and explained that she had received 500 Euros as her share of the spoils, which she had exchanged locally for over 20,000 Baht. Her accomplices, Joe, K, Add and Bank, along with another young man she did not know, had all fled in separate directions once the ill gotten gains had been distributed, she had no idea where any of them would be. The police already have certain information on the whereabouts of some of the robbers, and an arrest warrant has been issued by the Pattaya Provisional Court for their arrest. Police are confident they will bring the group to justice.
The Pattaya Police Department recently held their monthly meeting at the City Hall to discuss crime issues within our communities and organise security for upcoming special events. At the meeting, Police Colonel, Sarayut Sanguanphokhai, Superintendent of Pattaya Police Station, who chaired the event, had the great pleasure of promoting 33 Police Sergeants to Police Sergeant Majors. Awards were also pre-
sented to officers who had shown outstanding achievements and contributed to inter department cooperation. Many serious crimes have been prevented, and solved, in recent months, thanks to the extra effort by certain officers. This is an ongoing battle to help reduce crime within the Pattaya area and bring in down to a satisfactory level. The Superintendant also took great pleasure in presenting seven awards to residents
who had helped officers when two bag snatchers had pounced on victims in front of the of Fly Bird Condo, South Pattaya. The awards were presented to a Banglamung Civil Protection Volunteer, five Pattaya Police Volunteers and a very helpful civilian who had aided officers in the arrest. The Superintendant explained that giving out such awards was a way for the police to thank the general public, and let them know that their actions are appreciated. It is an encouragement to local residents, that if they do get involved their actions will not go unnoticed. He hoped that any member of the public, who sees a crime, will report it to the police department. However, he stressed that public safety is the main issue, and residents should not put themselves in precarious or dangerous situations.
Change to retirement visa rule With immediate effect, Pattaya immigration bureau is requiring a period of notice for all one year, retirement visa applicants applying on the basis of having 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account. Applicants in their first year, as now, have to provide a letter from the bank (not more than one week old) and a copy of the bank book proving that the 800,000 baht was lodged not less than two months, 60 days, previously. In the second and subsequent year, there is now a requirement to prove that the money was lodged three months, 90 days, prior to the application being made. A week or two less than 90 days
will be OK. Again, the applicant needs a recent bank letter and a copy of the bank book showing transactions for the past three months. In the past, it has not been necessary to provide this banking history for applicants renewing their retirement visas. However, where the applicant produces proof of income in the home country, confirmed by an embassy letter, there is no requirement to show that cash in the Thai bank has been there for any particular period of time. In this case, the applicant would produce an embassy letter and a recent letter from the bank which combined together
Yaba Dealers Caught
Two young brothers, Tam, aged 21, and his younger brother, Jon, aged only 17, were recently arrested on their slippery road to prison, with 15 Yaba tablets and over two thousand baht in cash, together with equipment used to break the locks from motorcycles. The two brothers were originally spotted, sitting suspiciously on a motorcycle, in the dark area of Soi 16, the old Police Department Building, on Central Pattaya Road. As they were questioned by police officers,
the older of the two brothers, confessed that he was a drug dealers awaiting visits from his customers. He explained to the officers that they were originally from the Kamphaengpetch Province, and had made the trip to Pattaya in order to find work. However, their plans had not gone as expected, and it turned out to be harder that they thought, especially as they did not speak any English. Newly acquired friends suggested that the only course of action open to them was to start their own
amount to 800,000 baht. How long the cash has been in the Thai bank is not material in this case. An immigration spokesman said, “There is no change for retirement applicants using a combination of an embassy letter and cash in a Thai bank. The change affects only applicants with 800,000 baht in a Thai bank without an embassy income letter. These applicants must prove their cash has been there for three months, or thereabouts, at every annual reapplication. This is to prevent applicants from borrowing large sums from their friends for just a few days whilst the visa is issued.” business, dealing in drugs. The friends explained to the older brother where he could meet a man called ‘Yu’, in the South Pattaya area, who would sell him Yaba tablets at 200 baht each, which he could then sell on to customers at 300 baht each, it seemed the ideal job for the budding entrepreneur. He found a nice little niche, prying his medication to the Pattaya girls of the night life vocation. He was making a good living and would share some of his money with his younger brother, who he heatedly insisted had nothing to do with the budding business. However, as the younger brother was carrying the equipment to break the locks from motorcycles, the police believed he was more involved than his older brother would lead them to believe. The two were taken to the police station for further questioning and no doubt will have their day in court in the near future.
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Save money on your electric bill NOW!! A well established manufacturing company in Thailand, based in the Lao Province, have recently started to market their revolutionary new product in the Thai marketplace. Energy Saver Plus now enters Pattaya. Now I think we would all like to see lower electric bills, the rates in Thailand seem to be expensive compared with our home countries. And with the marketing of their new product, the ‘Electric Power Saver Box’, Energy Saver Plus Ltd. can now help to
reduce your monthly electric bills by up to 40% without a huge outlay at the start. The new product is affordable and easy to use. Energy Saver Plus Ltd. have their manufacturing department in Lao, and have been supplying their innovative product to the huge Indian and Chinese markets for the past year, now they are in a position to be able to supply their product for customers in Thailand. The company has only been trading for 2 years, however,
7th International Abalone Symposium
The 7th International Abalone Symposium was recently held in Pattaya on 19-24 July 2009 at Dusit Thani Hotel, one of Pattaya’s most popular beach resorts in Thailand. The abalone is a delicious gastropod found in most of the oceans in
the world and prized as a culinary treat among the Japanese and residents of the West Coast of the United States, among others. Due to concerns about over harvesting, many nations have limits on how many abalones may be taken, and some entrepreneurs have opened abalone
Pattaya Marathon 2009
Pattaya has once again welcomed athletes from all over the world to participate in the Pattaya Marathon 2009, which took place on the 19th July. The event which was officially started at 4.00am, with competitors from Thailand, Kenya, China, Japan, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Tai-
wan, Norway, the UK, the USA, and Australia. Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol, welcomed the athletes to this year’s event, which despite the rain and low economic situation, was hailed as one of the best marathons to date. The marathon is one of the top events in the Thailand calendar, with a total
already they have sold and installed 5,000 of their units into the domestic market and 2,000 into the commercial market to date. Both the manufacture and sales divisions of this company are based in Lao, and with their recent commencement of retailing in Thailand, they farms so that they can be harvested and sold legally. Like other edible gastropods, the part of the abalone which is eaten is the large muscular foot, which forms the majority of the body of the abalone. The IAS was first held by the International Abalone Society in La Paz, Mexico in 1989. The second IAS was held five years later in 1994 in Tasmania. The IAS, which has been held every three years since then, has brought together the world leading scientists and growers, suppliers, buyers, distributors, managers, regulators and policy/decision makers who are interested in abalone fisheries and aquaculture. of 291 prizes being presented and a total of 2,400,000 baht in prize money, which makes it Thailand’s most prestigious sporting event. On the day before the marathon, between 10.00am and 7.00pm, the participants were welcomed by the sponsors and event organisers in front of Pattaya Beach Road Soi 4. Along with the prizes and awards for fastest male and female, there were many other categories including half and quarter marathons, and over 50’s, 60’s and 70’s races. The first finishing Thai man and woman in the main marathon will go onto represent Thailand at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival in Australia - all expenses paid.
are currently looking for both Thai and foreign sales agents throughout Thailand, especially in the Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chang Mai and Bangkok areas. To become a sales agent and become involved in this revolutionary new products on the ground floor, or to simply find out how it can cut down your electric bills substantially, in the first instance, please contact Paul on 0847998796 or 0801953021. This symposium is cohosted by the Marine Science Association of Thailand in association with Faculty of Science and Aquatic Resources Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University. Similar to the previous symposia, the program of the IAS 2009 included keynote, panel, oral and poster presentations, as well as an exhibition.
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Terrible economy forces woman to steal rice
The Banglamung Police Station were recently informed of an attempted theft from a 7-Eleven convenience Store in Soi Khao Talo, the staff had detained the would be thief. Upon arrival the officers found the staff detaining 40 year old, Mrs. Tim Damiree, originally from the Udon Thani province, with the stolen items, a 2Kg bag of rice and a bottle of fabric conditioner, 110 Baht in value. In floods of tears Mrs. Tim confessed to her crime. She explained to the officers that due to the present economic situation, she doesn't have a permanent job and takes part-time jobs here and there. Lately, with the economy so bad, no one will any longer
hire her services, preferring to do the jobs themselves and save a bit of money. In desperation for food she had decided to pay a visit to her local 7-Eleven, despite having no money to pay for the goods. The staff from the store explained to the officers that over the past few months there had been a lot of stock going missing, and they had been instructed by management to keep a close eye out for anyone trying to shoplift. They spotted the woman helping herself to rice and conditioner before detaining her and awaiting the arrival of the police. In Thai law the charge of â€˜Theftâ€™, has a penalty of 10 times the amount of the theft.
Follow-up: Escaped prisoner captured
In a follow up to a story that appeared in our last issue with regard to two prisoners who had escaped from the court house whilst awaiting their transportation to prison. One of the prisoners was captured by the police, almost immediately however, the other remained at large. Strenuous efforts by the Pattaya Police included distributing description and photograph of the escaped man and many spot searches; nothing was heard of him until the 14th July. Police received a report from an anonymous informant that Mr. Eknarong Tangkaenu, aged 21, the escaped prisoner, had taken refuge in the heart of South Pattaya near to the Wat Chaimongkhol Temple. The police approached the rented room and knocked on the door, the prisoner, who answered, was very surprised to see police officers but did not attempt to
escape again. Following questioning back at the police station, Khun Eknarong, claimed that he made a bid to escape as he did not want to be transferred to the Nongplalai Prison. He had in the past been a guest at this establishment, and had no wishes to check back in. He explained that conditions were so crowded you would normally get up to 60 fellow prisoners packed into one room, with practically no water available for bathing. He would have done anything not to be transferred back to the prison, and when he and his fellow escapee saw the opportunity, they quickly took advantage and made good their escape. When questioned on how he had got out of his manacles, he explained that he had used a sharpened toothbrush to free himself, one of many tricks fellow prisoners pass onto each other on the in-
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Drug dealer apprehended
Many drug dealers who are taken into custody are being offered reduced sentences if they provide the police with information on the bigger fish within the drug community. This new initiative has already had remarkable results and has led to the arrest of some major players. Recently, a drug dealer was apprehended in South Pattaya with 50 Yaba tablets, the suspect under this new scheme, confessed where he had purchased the items and led police officers to the location where the major drug
dealer had his operation. The major dealer, Mr. Supawat (Ton) Seneerat aged 27, was arrested in the the Siracha area together with the evidence of 1,400 Yaba tablets, already in little blue bags ready for distribution, wrapped in black scotch tape and hidden in a light fitting within the premises. Mr. Supawat confessed to his crimes and will be questioned on his supplier as soon as possible. Hopefully, with his cooperation, he will be able to lead the police officers even further up the chain.
side. After his bid for freedom he contacted an acquaintance, Benz, who he had met before being arrested, and had been staying with the gentleman since. The police are very interested in tracking down Khun Benz, who they are anxious should join his good friend in the Nongplalai Prison.
With substantially more supervision, Khun Eknarong, was securely transferred to the Nongplalai Prison, where he will await a court date to hear the original charges for theft, plus a charge of escaping from custody. No doubt he will be spending the foreseeable future in his least favourite accommodation. by Nana
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Lucky driver survives burning car
In the early hours of the morning recently, Banglamung Police Station, received a report that a bus and car had been in a collision opposite the Mareevit School on the Sukhumvit Road. Upon arriving at the scene police discovered that the Bangkok to Pattaya bus, which was nearly full with customers, had been involved in an accident with a Chevrolet car. The bus driver explained to the police the events that had led to the accident. He told them that he had been on his way to drop of passengers at the Rungruang Bus Station in
North Pattaya, when suddenly, the Chevrolet car made a U-turn, and there was no way he could avoid a collision. He hit the car side ways on, resulting in it flipping over three times before coming to rest in the centre of the road. As the car came to a standstill, the driver, Mr. Prayoon Chaitona, aged 52, managed to scramble free of his vehicle, seconds before it burst into flames. Mr. Prayoon was taken to the local hospital, and both drivers have been informed to attend the police station the next day, for further questioning.
The Pattaya Police recently received a report from Mr. Satomura Toshimissu, aged 56, a Japanese national, that he had been robbed by a Miss Orm (last name unknown). Mr. Satomura explained to the officers that he had been in a relationship with Miss Orm for almost a year, each month he would send her up to 50,000 baht for her living expenses. On his latest trip he was
staying at a local hotel and after an evening of dinner with Miss Orm and her friends in Sattahip, they returned to Pattaya at around 9pm. Following a few Karaoke songs, Miss Orm and her friends, asked to be excused as they were getting very tired, he wished them a good night and stayed in the bar alone a little longer. Arriving back at his hotel room at around 11pm,
The Sattahip Navy Base were recently informed by Mr. Sommai Thongem, aged 41, that whilst he was tethering his boat behind Koh Kram Island, to hide from the approaching storm, he heard a cry for help over his radio from his brother, who was fishing approximately four miles from the Laempuchao lighthouse. Shortly after the Navy were advised of the fisherman’s predicament, they lost radio contact and whilst deploying a rescue team they received further reports of fishing boats in trouble. Working late into the evening, the Navy Team were able to rescue 7 fishermen, all of whom were extreme-
ly tired, who they left in capable hands at the Pratuang Port, before returning to the sea for further rescue operations. The seven rescued fishermen told of ferocious, unforgiving seas that had left them terrified and fighting for their lives. Some of them had been knocked unconscious and only survived as a result of help from fellow workers; they stuck together and worked as a team. They were adrift for over eight hours before being rescued. On their second trip out into the treacherous ocean the Navy Team were able to rescue a further three fishermen in the next couple of hours and bring them back to safety.
he discovered the room safe had been forced open and his Japanese Yen and Thai Baht, around 356,000 baht in total, had been stolen. Requesting information from the security staff at the hotel, they informed him that Miss Orm was the only person to enter his room. Even though they had enjoyed a close relationship for nearly a year, he decided to press charges against her with the local police. As the police arrived at the hotel to make further investigations, they were met by staff, who worried about the hotels reputation, refused to help with enquiries or cooperate in any way.
The officers returned to the station and will endeavour to search and apprehend the three culprits.
Indian tourist pick pocketed An Indian tourist, Mr. Raj Kumar, aged 39, recently paid a visit to the Pattaya Police Station to report that a pick pocketing ladyboy had relieved him of his wallet as he was walking along Beach Road in the early hours of the morning. He explained to the officers, that as he was walking back to his hotel, with a fellow Indian friend, they were approached by two ladyboys in front of Soi 10, just 500 metres from the police station. The two ladyboys approached them in an ‘all– too–friendly’ manner, kissing, rubbing and hugging them, and offering cheap casual romance. They declined the offer and the two
walked off into the distance. It was at this stage that Mr. Raj, discovered the absence of his wallet which contained a hundred US dollars, a thousand baht and 600 Ruppees. He believed that the wallet had been in his pocket before the encounter with the ladyboys. The police filed a report and distributed a descrip-
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tion of the two suspects to fellow officers, however, they were nowhere to be found. The tourist was able to look through mug shots of past arrested ladyboys and it is hoped that the two muggers will be brought to justice in the near future, as they are helping to destroy the image of Pattaya. by Nana
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The Beaumont Partnership launches in Thailand
Leading architecture and design firm The Beaumont Partnership launched in Bangkok recently after re-branding from Woods Bagot Thailand. The company has worked on many prestigious projects in Thailand in its three areas of expertise, architecture, interior design and landscaping. Celebrating the re-branding at the gala opening are from right to left: Yupa Chongpatiyutt (Director of Interior Design/Partner), Tim Beaumont (Chief Executive Officer), Royy Cheenprachar (Director of Architec-
ture, Partner) and Chairman Richard Cromwell. The Beaumont Partnership has
The new branch will be open from Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm, offering a complete range of services, by their five friendly staff members. The branch also boasts
A&W launches new outlets in two prime locations
A&W Restaurant (Thailand) Co., Ltd., has recently launched its exciting new campaign “Brand New Look, Same Great Taste,” with
Bangkok Airways launches “Flyer Pass”
The latest choice for smart travel
‘Self-automatic Banking Bualuang Express Machines’ at the front of the building for the convenience of local residents and tourist alike, outside of working hours.
Bangkok Airways recently launched the “FLYER PASS”, the first prepaid sets of tickets designed to fulfil different lifestyles when it comes to hassle-free and value-for-money travelling, at The Campus of the Grand Hyatt Erawan. The FLYER PASS is divided to 4 smart packs: Fun, Fusion, Fancy and Freedom. Each set consists of 4 flight sectors selectable from the card’s designated destinations at prices starting from all inclusive airfare of 9,000 Baht up to 29,000 Baht. The FLYER PASS is the only one of its kind which is available for online booking via www. b a n g k o k a i r. c o m / F LY E R PASS and through Bangkok Airways Call Center 1771. M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President for Corporate Communications said, “We are delighted to introduce the latest innovation in travel industry with our FLYER PASS, a new look and performance of prepaid ticket that offers great value and freedom to travel which is expected to stimulate and motivate the market even more on top of our recent campaigns and promotions,” said M.L. Nandhika. To emphasize the distinct advantage of the FLYER PASS from others, Ms. Chonlada Chevathakorn, the Senior
Sales Director mentioned, “It is the first and the only card that allows holders to complete their reservation online. Alternatively, the cardholders can also contact our call center. Moreover, the route can be changed up to 3 times at no extra cost and the card has a lifetime of 1 year (until July 31, 2010). The FLYER PASS can also be purchased as a gift for all occasions thus it is today’s must-have travel gear for trendy lifestyle,” said Ms. Chonlada. The FLYER PASS will be available at all Bangkok Airways offices and at travel agents. It will make a debut for purchase with 20% discount at Bangkok’s upcoming travel events; “The Ultimate Dream Destination at Siam Paragon”, held during 17-26 July at the Siam paragon and at the “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale”, held during 30 July-2 August at the Queen Sirikit National Conven-
tion Center. Moreover, KTC - Bangkok Airways credit cardholders will enjoy additional 5% discount at Amazing Thailand Grand Sale and Citibank credit cardholders will receive additional 5% discount at Siam Paragon. Moreover, every purchase of FLYER PASS at both events will receive a “Buy 1 Night Get Another Free + 2 Breakfasts” voucher for 2 persons to be used at participated hotels and resorts in; Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Krabi, Trat (Koh Chang) and Pattaya. Reservation procedures via www. b a n g k o k a i r. c o m / F LY E R PASS. In the photo, M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President for Corporate Communications, Ms. Chonlada Chevathakorn, Senior Sales Director present “FLYER PASS”, the first prepaid sets of tickets designed to fulfill different lifestyles.
its latest 2 new-concept outlets at prime locations: Pattaya and Chonburi by Datuk Mohd Nazar Samad, Group Managing Director, K.U.B. Malaysia Berhad’s food and beverage division and its A&W Restaurants (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Datuk Mohd Nazar Samad, A&W Board of Director said, “A great deal of thought and effort goes into creating a new menu and A&W sets a very high standard that we strive to maintain and improve upon wherever possible. We’ve transformed the outlet in Pattaya from a typical fast food restaurant to a contemporary environment, while one in Chonburi is completely conceptualized to create family oriented, fun yet hip environment. Quality of the food remains consistently high as ever, as A&W and its entire team has yet again hit on a balance of taste, presentation and value for money, with no compromises.” A&W Restaurant offers a wide variety of menu choices that meet the individual needs and preferences of its customers. “We discovered what our customers have been craving for years, and decided to introduce new
menus Beary Meal. It’s fashionable, yet healthy. Or perhaps it’s fashionable because it’s healthy. Either way, we think that A&W Thai fans are going to love it.” As part of its rapid growth initiative, A&W is debuting its new-concept restaurant, located in hip, vibrant city Pattaya City and Chonburi, with a grand opening celebration Friday, July 17 and 18 respectively. Once touted as American waffle and root beer float haven, A&W is aggressively ramping up again, planning to more than double in size, increasing its locations to 45, from 33 by 2010. “Our long term expansion plan has also earmarked our entry into 3 other areas namely Northeastern, Southern and Northern regions of Thailand,” confirmed Datuk Mohd Nazar Samad. And, “our aim is to make A&W a household name in Thailand.” The new-concept, 290 sq meter eatery is substantially larger than the average A&W restaurants at 150 sq meter. But it will largely retain the same emphasis on family and a community gathering spot for great food. “A&W Restaurants will cater to both the local com-
munity and traveling families and business travelers,” said Datuk Mohd Nazar Samad. He said the new outlets, which he compared to A&W’s typical eatery, will feature new concept eatery fare such as cozy seating and sea view seating. Pattaya was chosen as the initial location because it is the halfway point in the busy travel corridor between Bangkok and touristy target location, it sits at the middle of where the actions take place, and the town of Chonburi is a family oriented community. Families and business travelers are looking for restaurant with great quality food in a wholesome, fun environment, a place where they know exactly will meet their expectation. “We want customers to walk in and say WOW,” said Mr. Wiwat Lerdprapapong, Country Manager, A&W Thailand, who has added many upgrades to the restaurants and its existing menus. “A&W Thailand has so far been only concentrating on having outlets in Bangkok with the exception of 1 C&G in Shel Chonburi. We are now looking to make the A&W brand known outside of Bangkok and we have stated this with the opening
of the 2 new-concept outlets in Pattaya and Chonburi.” The restaurants outlets are located exclusively at Central Festival Pattaya Beach, and Central Plaza Chonburi Added by Mr.Wiwat Lerdprapapong, Country Manager, A&W Thailand, “Spotting trends in food is essential to understanding what customers are doing now, the emerging trends in food are just exciting and often more inspirational for those looking to use food trends as a basis for modernizing, fun, and time spending with their families or even over businesses. We offer innovative foods that enhance your inner and outer happiness such as an evolution in desserts and snacks, with more toppings and a blur with flavors from the savory world. We also accentuate more fun and multi food experiences in dining and in branded retail foods.” The A&W® brand was founded in 1919, and A&W® is famous for serving a signature frosty mug root beer float and All American pure-beef hamburgers. There are currently 65 A&W outlets – 31 each in Malaysia and Thailand.
worked extensively on the Raimon Land projects Northshore and Northpoint in Pattaya.
Bangkok Bank opens new branch The Governor of Chonburi, Mr. Senee Jitkasem, was recently the guest of honour at the opening of Bangkok Bank’s latest branch with Pattaya Mayor, Mr. Itthiphol Khunplome. Both dignitaries were welcomed by the Branch Manager, Miss Thanawon Luangon, to the Bangkok Bank, Wat Boonsamphan, Pattaya Branch. Bangkok Bank is the largest commercial banking institution in the Kingdom and one of the largest regional banks in Southeast Asia. The bank now has 914 branches spread throughout the country, and they have been offering banking services to the Thai community for 65 years.
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renewed vigour to suit every palate and pocket capturing a market share in the Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) business. It also kicks off
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Grand Opening of Final Wave
Recently Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, joined the Company Executive of ‘Final Wave’ Company, Mr. Michael Strouse, to officially open their new premises. In traditional Thai fashion, the proceedings began with the prayers and blessing of the premises by nine monks, to bring good luck and prosperity to the new venture. The Monks were then presented with food packages for the local temple, and the Mayor had the great pleasure of cutting the ceremonial ribbon. The Final Wave Company is now situated on Pratamnak Hill Soi 3. They aim to
help clients avoid the many pitfalls associated with a new country and help maximise their current and future investments. Using the latest technology, the company offers a range of computer related products including the new ‘ProXPN’, a security system for internet users, SMS Graphics, computer programming and other computer related services. By employing only the best, most advanced work force, they can offer highly skilled and trained personnel that can be relied on at all times. For further information on their many services, please check out their website at www.finalwave.com
Raimon Land reports sales escalation at Northpoint Beachfront Condominium in Pattaya Luxury property developer, Raimon Land, has recorded impressive sales growth for its Northpoint project on prime beachfront land in Pattaya, bucking the trend of Thailand’s overall property sales performance. As of July, the company has sold 72% of the 376 residential units in the awardwinning development on
North Pattaya’s prestigious Wong-Amat Beach. Due to open in early 2010, Northpoint’s two towers of 54 and 46 storeys have achieved sales of THB3.3 billion, with 269 units sold. Raimon Land Chief Executive Officer, Hubert Viriot, said the positive sales clearly show that property buyers remain confident in Pattaya’s
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CB Richard Ellis Thailand Won CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009
CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Thailand has made outstanding achievements by winning the CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009, recently held at Marina Mandarin in Singapore. This annual event is part of the International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious competition dedicated to finding the best real estate professionals across the globe. The event was attended by CBRE Thailand’s key personnel, including Ms. Aliwassa Pathnadabutr, Managing Director and Mr. Nithipat Tongpun, Executive Director. CBRE Thailand won 6 categories at the country level; 4 out of 6 categories were five-star awards, including “Best Residential Real Estate Agency“ , “Best Commercial Real Estate Agency”, “Best Residential Real Estate Agency Website“, and “Best Commercial Real Estate Agency Website” for www.cbre.co.th,. Additionally, they were also awarded the “Best Residential Real
Estate Agency Marketing”, and “Best Commercial Real Estate Agency Marketing”. As a five-star award winner for 4 categories at the country level, CBRE Thailand was nominated at the regional level and subsequently won the “Best Commercial Real Estate Agency Asia Pacific”, and “Best Commercial Real Estate Agency Website Asia Pacific” for www.cbre.co.th. As an Asia Pacific award winner, CBRE Thailand will be competing at the international level against other winning companies from Europe, the UK, the Americas and Arabia in November 2009 to find the world’s Best Commercial Real Estate Agency and Best Commercial Real Estate Agency Website. “CB Richard Ellis Thailand is delighted to receive these eight prestigious awards, especially the ‘Best Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate Agency’ and ‘Best Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate Agency Website’ awards
luxury real estate market and in a resort destination just 90 minutes’ drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. “These results demonstrate a belief amongst investors and ourselves in the destination, which is driven by its location, the increasing number of five-star hotels, new retail developments, and the great outdoors lifestyle available” Mr. Viriot said. “Buyer movement has been particularly strong among Thai nationals, who see the long-term value of a high-quality investment vehicle that can be rented to executives living and working in the Eastern Seaboard region.” Northpoint is the tallest residential development completed in Pattaya to date and is now a landmark on the Pattaya skyline. Construction continues to make good progress with mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations having reached the penthouse levels of both towers. External decorative paint application works are ongoing while imported floor and wall tiling installations
have significantly advanced at both towers, and landscaping and swimming pool works continue to progress at the beachfront. Recognised as the “Best Condo Development Eastern Seaboard” at the Thailand Property Awards 2008, Northpoint redefines beachfront living in Pattaya with a mix of one, two and three bedroom luxury units, as well as three to four-bedroom duplexes and penthouses, ranging in size from 53-492 sq.m., with tropical modern designs, and every unit enjoying uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Thailand. Located on 80-metres of beachfront amid tiered horizon pools and specially zoned sun decks, Northpoint also features spectacular Sky Gardens, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a kids’ playground and lush greenery. For more information, please visit www.northpointpattaya.com, Northpoint Pattaya Sales Office: Tel: +66 (0) 3848 8613; Fax: +66 (0) 3848 8617; EMail: email@example.com
which clearly proves that their expertise and experience have been recognised, not only by the Thai property market, but also by the highly competitive Asia Pacific property market. I would also like to thank our staff at all levels for their contribution
and hard work.” said Mr. David Simister, Chairman of CB Richard Ellis Thailand. Award entries were judged by a panel of professionals from various countries whose collective knowledge of the property industry is second to none.
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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)-Paris on a Fam Trip to Pattaya
AROUND PATTAYA Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009 Pan Ukraine Ltd. hotel The New Bondi Beach inspection at Amari Bar and Guest House
In an effort to promote Pattaya City, The TAT in Paris, France recently organized a Fam Trip and invited a group of top French models, celebrities and press team to visit the resort city and its tourist attractions including the Nong Nooch Gardens and Floating Market. The group also visited Dusit Thani Pattaya where they enjoyed a special Italian luncheon prepared by hotel Chef Claudio Mendini. Photo shows the Fam Trip participants led by Prakit Saiporn (5th left) of the TAT-Paris Office as they were given a warm reception by the five-star resort on their arrival.
Dusit International E-Biz team visit two properties in Pattaya
A big splash was made recently when the trendy, new Bondi Beach Bar and Guest House opened on Dong Tan Beach, Jomtien. The owners Malcolm and Colin (formerly of the Ozz Bar) bid welcome to all old and new friends at their new beach-side establishment. Look out for the colourful yellow and blue frontage and enjoy a cordial welcome, a cool beer and a friendly ambiance. The Pan Ukraine LTD and its leading tour operator members were warmly welcomed by the Management Team of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, led by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager (1st left), and Khun Maneechay Waine, Director of Sales at the resort’s Ocean Tower. The group was delighted with the resort and its impressive 5-star facilities!
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya sponsors ‘Hi Idol 5 Project’ with Slim Up Center
Corporate chef’s table at Mantra
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya team-up with Slim Up Center in “Hi Idol 5 Project” to find young and talented women. Mr. Patrick Ng (2nd from right), Director of Business Development from Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya presented the room voucher to the winner of ‘Hi Idol 5 Project’ at Central Plaza Ladprao on 22 July 2009.
The E-Business team of Dusit International visited its two properties in the resort city; dusitD2baraquda pattaya and Dusit Thani Pattaya. The trip was part of a familiarization of the two hotels and an opportunity to get a first-hand account of the city’s current situation as a flourishing resort where many different businesses are thriving despite the global economic downturn. The team was welcomed by the management of Dusit Thani Pattaya led by (left-right): Pramot Sothana, Front Office Manager; Nattawan Thammarak, Sales Support Executive; Thidsida Shingrissri, Director of Rooms. Also seen are Thanaphol Rodpinyo (far right) Sales Manager and Sunart Suninthai, Assistant Reservations Manager of the five-star hotel.
Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, recently organised a fantastic first-in-town “Corporate Chef’s Table” at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Corporate top-management guests were invited to experience a marvelous culinary night, for which Superchef Supachai uniquely matched fantastically creative cuisine with a selection of fine wines.
Puen Sanit (Dear Dakanda) movie stars at Pattaya
Teenagers win Go-Karting titles
When Go-Karting first became a recognised sport, it was for men with racing skills, but a limited budget. Now it has become the stepping stone to serious race driving, and our teenagers are leading the way. The recent Karting Championships, held at the local Bira Circuit, saw 13-year old Kevin Cameron, and 15-year old Pasin Lathouras, win the two major events, which is an amazing achievement, considering that they have only been racing for a few years.
“Puen Sanit (Dear Dakanda)” movie stars, including Khun Sunny Suwanmethanon, Khun Panissara 'Opal' Phimpru and Khun Maneerat ‘Ae’ Kham-uan, were warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower during their courtesy visit in Pattaya at the resort’s 5-star Ocean Tower Photo from left: Khun Dhaninrat Klinhom, Director of PR, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Khun Sunny Suwanmethanon, Khun Panissara 'Opal' Phimpru, Khun Maneerat ‘Ae’ Kham-uan, Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Resort & Tower
Kids enjoyed the marathon
World Champion Magician visits Pattaya Pattaya was extremely lucky to be honoured with a visit by the Dutch Master Magician Mr. Gev Copper, who amazed diners at the Jomtien Complex ‘Pagoda Restaurant’ recently with his up close and personal tricks. Gev, who is a world champion at his profession, specialises in table top magic, close to his audience, as they sit at their tables. Due to a last minute cancellation of a noted Thai magician, Gev Copper was ably assisted by local Dutch expat magician Mr. Heinz Minton (left), who proved to be as equally baffling with his magic.
There were no shortage of runners in the Pattaya 2009 Marathon, but the runners who enjoyed it most were the local kids, who went in the half and quarter marathons. Pictured are some of the young girls running down Second Road before sunrise, and heading for the finishing line on Pattaya Beach Road. It was a great family event with many people coming from Bangkok and beyond.
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Big turnout at PBTA meeting Pattaya marathoner raises big bucks for charity
Jim Lumsden of the Ambiance Group participated in the Pattaya Marathon on Sunday, July 19. Finishing in a time of 4hrs 48min, Jim received an amazing 500,000 baht in sponsorship money, all donated to the Pattaya Gay Festival charities. This is the second year Jim has run in the Pattaya marathon. Last year he raised over 1,000,000 baht.
Help for new businesses Instead of their usual venue, a very successful Pattaya Business & Tourism Association meeting was held at the Eastern Grand Hotel on Soi Kao-Talo in East Pattaya, and a wide range of topics were discussed. A director from the semi government organisation for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), was on hand to explain that they are subsidised by the Thai Government to give advice to new business enterprises. This greatly increases their chances of success, and is seen as a very positive step in helping the local economy in these difficult financial times.
Successful first year for soccer club A thank you party was recently held for the Pattaya United Soccer Team at the Nongprue Community Centre, and many leading figures attended to give their support to our soccer team, which is better known as ‘The Dolphins’. In a very successful first season, the team is turning in wins or draws against the many S.E. Thailand teams that it plays against. The ‘Dolphins’ Team manager, received some accolades for the excellent work that he has done in building up this sporting body to a position of strength in such a short time.
Over the last decade, the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association, has gone from strength to strength, and a recent meeting saw a bigger than normal turnout, with a wide range of topics up for discussion. The major business event for August, is Pattaya’s forthcoming ‘Food and Hoteliers Expo, that will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th August. This will again be staged at the A-One Boat Hotel on North Pattaya’s, Beach Road, and has become a landmark event.
Charity golf day on 25th September On Friday 25th September an afternoon charity golf event will take place at the Plataluang Navy Golf Course (South of Pattaya), to aid local charities. In the evening, great entertainment will follow at Pattaya’s Royal Varuna Yacht Club. Three of Pattaya’s ‘movers and shakers’are organising this worthwhile charity day, the Real Estate Magazine, JVK International Movers, and Town & Country Properties; (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Get ultra – zapped and live
A very special electronic therapy device was shown to members of the Pattaya City Expats Club by one of their Australian members, who has recently been having some health problems, including prostrate cancer. This virus zapper uses two electrodes to pulse a small electrical current across your blood stream for around 30-minutes each day. Medical researchers say that it will cure or mainly eradicate most virus borne diseases over time, (but not some forms of hepatitis). These units are available at a modest price in most western countries and there is plenty of information available on the websites at www.bloodelectrification.com
Bicycle or wheelchair?
The latest craze for serious bicycle riders, are ultramodern machines that are pedalled by sitting in the reclining position, giving riders both superior range and endurance. One of our local disabled riders used this speedy looking model in the marathon, with all the power coming from his powerful arms, so it must have been a really exciting buzz for him, on such a hitech cycle.
Suwan and her dogs again
Yes, - it’s the same at every Marathon; - Khun Suwan from Bangkok runs in each Marathon with her three small dogs, each of which are officially registered as competitors. At ‘fifty something’, Khun Suwan, opts for the quarter marathon these days, but this is still a good effort by a great lady, who sets a fine example for the rest of the community.
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by Peter Lloyd
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I have just got back from attending a wedding of a good friend of mine in Oman. It was my first visit to the country, and what I experienced in the week I was in Oman surprised me on many levels. Firstly, of course it was hot. Very hot, and not just in the desert, but also walking in Muscat, where I reflected that the new Oases in middle eastern countries are no longer remote palm-fringed watering holes, but air conditioned shopping centres, much needed after even a short walk in the sun. We spent one day in the desert doing 4 wheel sand dune driving, after which we
cooled off in a wadi, where we swam in beautifully clear water, surrounded by palm trees and high mountains as the sun sank in the late afternoon. Everything I saw in Oman was well-ordered and clean. There was no litter anywhere, and the quality of road building and infrastructure projects was a joy to behold after the mickey mouse construction of the stillunfinished and dangerous Pattaya to Jomtien road over the years. Also, everywhere I looked, people seemed to be driving top of the range cars. Cars that would get a “wow” on the roads of Pattaya or
Bangkok are so commonplace to be unremarkable after the first 24 hours in Oman. I was also humbled by the hospitality and the courtesy we were shown by everyone we met in Oman, not just by our hosts and their families. I was really struck by Omani generosity and kindness. It went way beyond just being nice and polite to people and seemed to be ingrained in their culture. The wedding ceremony at the Mosque was interesting to witness. For the groom, this took place in a large Mosque in Muscat, where over 700 guests, including the Sultan’s brother, several senior political and religious figures and a
The security lockdown of Phuket ensured the recent ASEAN summit went smoothly, at least at the time of writing, thanks to lessons painfully learned about the inadequacy of Thailand’s security plan-
Phuket which the police were unable to prevent. The worst was a two-gang shootout in broad daylight on touristfilled Patong Beach, which had tourists running for their lives, as one gunfighter was
already undermanned and overworked police force. I have previously pointed out, over the course of this year, Phuket’s crime headlines, especially foreigners being murdered in gun
Pattaya v Phuket
“Phuket. We’ll go to Pattaya instead”
ning from the ASEAN summit fiasco in Pattaya. Unfortunately, in spite of the heavy security presence, there were a number of violent Thai on Thai gun murders, and Thai on tourist attacks in
killed and three were injured in a land dispute. Many on the island now worry that rising crime, linked to the economic recession, is putting further strain on the numbers and abilities of Phuket’s
attacks, have been on a different scale to Pattaya’s. I am sure this is down to Pattaya having a far more effective, professional and experienced police force than exists on Phuket, and the police in Pattaya deserve some credit for letting it be known that gun crime will not be tolerated in the city. Touch wood (of the tree kind I hasten to add) that these unpleasant international gun crime headlines will remain only a Phuket phenomenon, and we will not see them occurring here in Pattaya. Contact me at email@example.com
huge congregation of family and friends attended. I got dressed up in a traditional Omani dishdash (the white gown) and tightly wound turban, and sat on the floor of the Mosque with the other celebrants, taking in this remarkable setting, which was a far cry from the groom attending my wedding ceremony in a function room at the Pattaya Marriott three years ago. The next night, at the big formal wedding dinner in an upmarket hotel in Muscat, I was asked to give a speech to the cross-cultural and crossreligious guests, which I hopefully pulled off without offence. Most people in Oman speak English better than the English, so this speech was widely understood and enjoyed, apparently – or was the traditional Omani politeness and courtesy kicking in again?
Spot the odd one out
Global publicity got worse about the Bangkok airport extortion scam, where people are charged with shoplifting in Bangkok airport duty free shops, then extorted out of vast sums of money by go betweens, and “persons of influence” who then make the charges disappear. Let’s assume that all the victims are guilty, although that is a big assumption on some of the evidence so far produced (the British couple had, for example “changed clothes” by the time they were arrested and were not found in possession of the stolen wallet, and I feel this may have been a case of mistaken Chinese/Caucasian couple identity). Others were given what they thought to be free gifts by duty free staff, and others have been arrested for crossing lines in the duty free areas holding items they were showing to friends. Of course the rest of the world sees the complete unacceptability of a gang of wellprotected individuals roaming an international airport, acting in a criminal conspiracy, holding tourists hostage to extort them out of vast sums of money, and not the smaller offence of shoplifting, but I recently watched Thai TV programme after programme poring over the videotaped evidence to see whether the people actually DID shoplift. As usual instead of talking about the giant elephant in the room, Thailand tried to look the other way and discuss the mice. Belatedly, the Transport
minister was ordered by the Prime Minister to get a grip of the airport, which always seems to me to be outside the government’s jurisdiction. New measures have been announced to protect arrested foreign tourists, by having an airport representative accompany them to the interrogation, and by notifying the relevant embassy of the arrest. Whether this gets around the problems we will have to wait and see. As a general point, I don’t think this serious corruption story has had the proper place it
deserves in the heavily selfcensored Bangkok Post and Nation newspapers, and almost certainly not in the Thai press, which itself points to a structural problem in Thailand. Without a diligent, enquiring and critical press, and without public pressure being brought to bear on corrupt, negligent or incompetent individuals, nothing will ever change for the better, and each time such acts are tolerated, the insidious effect of corruption, wrongdoing and incompetence worm deeper into many facets of public and commercial life.
Pattaya Today 15
Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009
Human Rights Issues Take Second Stage to Nuclear Proliferation at ASEAN Forum Boost Tourism?? It is a really good idea for Pattaya City to try to get more tourists in, because business is going down like an airbus? It is not only the virus or the closed airport making people leave or not come, the police are also a factor. After getting several tickets for wearing no helmet (how about 15 people in the back of a pickup?), now they found out my motorbike makes too much noise. They just stop you, turn the gas one time and say:”oh,oh,oh,too loud,1000 baht.”Probably they have their own standards here. Some months ago I drove to Vientiane on the same bike and was stopped 4 or 5 times. Not one policeman said anything about the sound of the bike. For sure it is not louder than any Harley Davidson, and at the same time, standing there, you see four students going on one motorbike without helmets. They think we all have a big bag of money on our back which in many cases is not so, and are campaigning the tourists out of this beautiful country. Dutchie, Jomtien Dear Dutchie, One can understand your indignation. It seems some in authority have double standards, and seize every opportunity to cheat both tourists and local foreign residents. However, I’m sure it’s just the ‘bad apples’ who are giving the city and country a bad name. The majority of Thais, I think you’ll agree, treat us well. Next time you have a complaint about the police, take the number of the offending officer, or ask his name and write a letter to the Police Superintendant, clearly stating not only your complaint, but also the anomalies, like those you mention in your letter. I’m sure you’ll get some satisfaction. Dear Editor. Thank you for printing my letter (June l5) about McDonald’s and KFC’s mistreatment of chickens. But I’d like to respond to your comment that my letter “will fall on deaf ears”. I have no illusions that an executive from one of those corporations will read my letter and become so upset that he’ll immediately improve the conditions of the animals. If I believed that I’d be more crazy than even my critics say I am! But suppose hypothetically ten people decide after reading my letter they will not eat at those restaurants until they treat the animals better. I realize such a boycott will not make a dent on the overall profits of KFC or McDonald’s. But this is a worldwide effort and if all the millions of people involved in this effort can individually influence just a few people to join the boycott collectively we can change things. Why do you think so many restaurants have already cooperated with the animal rights movement? Because they suddenly developed a conscience? No, they did so because we were hurting their business. It’s for that reason hundreds of cosmetic companies have stopped testing on animals. It’s like voting. In a presidential election one vote by itself doesn’t matter. But collectively millions of voters can determine the winner. Better yet if millions of voters can collectively influence millions of other voters that can make a fantastic difference. I realize when you think of yourself as one individual against the world you may feel helpless. But when you see yourself as one part of a collective effort to improve the world you can really begin to change it. Eric Bahrt, Twin Palms Resort, Beach Road, Central Pattaya Dear Eric, I wouldn’t disagree with a word you say. Your argument is cogent and well thought out. I fully agree that small numbers of dissenters can have a disproportionate effect, similar to the principle of the fulcrum. In the same vein, Margaret Mead, US anthropologist maintained “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has”. Also, if you’re British, you may remember the single individual, a granny, whose protests successfully prevented the Glasgow Corporation from putting fluoride inthe drinking water. Keep up the crusade, Eric. May the force be with you. Dear Editor, I have noticed that letters from E.Bahrt rarely be seen in Pattaya’s papers. Instead they appear e.g. in the Bangkok Post. Newest theme: the killing of chickens at KFC. What a nonsense! We breed chicks pigs etc. all for consuming, that’s why! Take a look at the Thai pigs on a spit and you can see the primitive way they are hit with whatever, clearly on the forhead so bad that I refuse to buy/eat them anymore. On some roads you see \”moo han\” piglets (a) few days old on a spit, awful. But that’s the way of (our) life. Maybe Mr. Bahrt could find some more useful things to write or better go in hibernation and not bother us anymore! Jerry in Rayong Dear Jerry, We try our best to be impartial at Pattaya Today, which is why
we’re publishing both Eric Bahrt’s letter and yours in the same issue. However, we all have the right to our own opinions, I think you’ll agree and merely because Mr. Baht adopts a humanitarian approach is no reason to castigate him. His arguments make perfect sense and I’m sure many would agree with him. Many would also agree with his stance that it’s much better to voice your indignation over what you consider a violation of animal rights, rather than as you do, just accept it as being the way it is. It doesn’t have to be that way. The apparent cruelty and inhumane way of rearing animals by the factory farming method, for instance, depriving them of a decent life or of exposure to sunlight, force feeding them, often overdosing them with antibiotics and then slaughtering them en masse, purely for mercenary gain is hardly commendable. What’s more it depletes their protein value, weakens the efficacy of antibiotics and is also thought to be carcinogenic. Castigate me if you will, but I tend to think if more people coplained about the rampant injustices so common around us, their positive attitudes would be a constructive catalyst for change. Dear Editor, Thirty years ago here in Pattaya we had this wonderful golden arc along the bay. It was really something and would have rivalled anything on offer in Phuket and any of the southern beaches today. The only problem we had was the occasional rather large dark and menacing Sikh gentlemen trading in fake gems who threatened to put a hex on us if we didn’t at least hand over 20 baht for wasting their time. Now we can’t even hardly see the beach. It is wonderful news that very large sums of money are coming our way for improvements, but it remains to be seen just how much filters through sticky hands to the actual projects themselves. But even if we have to suffer paddling in the e-coli soup for a while can we at least have our beach back please? You would think that with all the billions being spent on ‘luxury’ apartments, vast spacious modern shopping centres, 5-star hotels and restaurants, marinas and the like that the beaches here would be one of the main attractions to show off. Sadly not. It is no exaggeration to say that for 90 percent of the year 90 percent of the deckchairs and tatty umbrellas are unused. Mai pen rai. Thank you. Nick Nicholson, View Talay Villas, Jomtien Dear Nick, Are we to gather that your main beef is the number of “unused deckchairs and tatty umbrellas, as you put it? You have a valid point, certainly, that the clearer, more pristine sands of yesteryear were a vast improvement on the eyesores we see currently, which, what’s more, are often cause for contention among those who rent them out, complaining, often vociferously, as they do about encroachments by their fellow renters. I think there’s no better time than this to make your complaints known to the City Fathers, who currently seem to be exceptionally open to suggestions about how to bring the tourists back. If I were you, I’d write and let City Hall know how strongly you feel about the matter. And who knows? You might be the straw which breaks the camel’s back, so to speak. Hi there, thank you for Pattaya’s only good local newspaper. You are streets ahead of any other publications. In your 1-15th July edition you took the trouble to answer letters that were deserving of an answer – Nice Touch Any idea on whether the tap water is safe to drink in Pattaya in general? Of course if your condo block has corpses floating in the community tank I guess not, but generally speaking? I believe it is in Bangkok, but the bottled water bandits manage to suppress that information to the general public and probably the same is true of Pattaya. Regards, RW Dear RW, Firstly, many thanks for your kind words about our publication. We do our best. Yours is a good question. Certainly, if as you say your condo block has corpses floating in the community tank, I think it would be highly inadvisable to drink the water. People generally advise you to only drink bottled water, here. The council-provided water can give you kidney stones because its calcium and magnesium content is too high, likewise some of the local neighbourhood water supplies. I’ve personally seen tests where neither the common tap water, nor the common brands of bottled water passed the requisite tests, so the best advice I can offer is only to drink water that has been subjected to reverse-osmosis, or similar process, or buy a water purifier. They are relatively expensive, but worthwhile and they give a breakdown of how many impurities and other undesirable elements they remove, like zinc and iron etc. Shop around and try and sample the water before you buy one.
The debate over the establishment of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights, after the draft resolution was criticised as being a “toothless paper tiger”, became increasingly overshadowed by the imbroglio involving US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and North Korea. The proposed establishment of a human-rights watchdog is at the negotiating stage. When the terms of reference are finalised by the ASEAN foreign ministers in Phuket, the rights body will be established at the Phuket ASEAN Summit in October. However, the ASEAN human-rights commission was widely criticised for having no charter clause to punish rights offenders, no mandate to investigate country-specific issues and would, consequently, be unable to adequately protect the basic rights of the people in the region. In its defence, however, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said ASEAN did not believe in punishment, such as voting against, expulsion or imposing sanctions on any of its renegade members, but was confident that its members would behave accordingly and honour the commitment for the people of ASEAN to lead a better life. Any renegade governments will be referred to ASEAN leaders to reach a consensus on action. Thai Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva, the ASEAN Chairman, said making some progress toward an ideal human-rights package for Southeast Asia was better than no progress at all. He said the ASEAN human-rights watchdog is aimed at promoting and protecting the human-rights of all those in the region. After establishing the body, PM Abhisit said, the body should have credibility and it must have continued development towards that end. However, some ASEAN officials, themselves, voiced their disappointment over the inadequate human-rights protection provisions of the human-rights commission. ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan said Indonesia wanted to see the commission provide more protection for human-rights and proposed the inclusion of a clear political message on rights protection in the October ASEAN political declaration. In the initial stages, accordingly to PM Abhisit, the ASEAN human-rights commission will focus on promotion rather than protection of rights. Protection will be achieved through a roadmap and an evolutionary process among ASEAN members. “The body has two purposes - promotion and protection - and three principles: credibility, realism and evolution,” PM Abhisit said. He then shone the spotlight on Burma, saying that the body would help encourage it to move towards democracy, not to alienate it, as agreed by United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. This effectively led human-rights issues to become firmly tied in with political issues as Burma became the first target at the conference when the grouping in a joint communiqué encouraged the Burmese Junta to hold a free, fair and inclusive election next year. It also called again on Burma to immediately free pro-democracy, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, opening the way for genuine reconciliation and meaningful dialogue Guest speaker, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was less conciliatory, however, proposing ASEAN should consider expelling Burma from ASEAN if the Junta doesn’t release Aung San Suu Kyi. Retaliating, Burma expressed its disapproval over undue external pressure and sanctions, which it maintains were stymieing the country’s democratisation and development effort. Ironically, certain ASEAN members, including Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore, and particularly Burma and Malaysia, had come under criticism earlier in the year under the US “Trafficking in Persons Report”, released by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for inadequate human rights standards, and condoning “modern-day slavery”. In two days of meetings in Thailand, Clinton decisively switched the agenda to North Korea, seeking support for efforts to return the regime to the negotiating table. Clinton then further upped the ante saying “We know that there are also growing concerns about military co-operation between North Korea and Burma, which we take very seriously. It would be destabilising for the region, it would pose a direct threat to Burma’s neighbours. And it is something as a treaty ally of Thailand that we are taking very seriously”. Although she did have the grace thank Burma for being co-operative and pledging to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea, she didn’t mince words, declaring the U.S. would continue being ‘vigilant’ against any military co-operation and possible transfer of nuclear technology between the two countries. The rest of the conference was increasingly dominated by the war of words that developed between the US and North Korea, which had also attended the conference. Clinton, who had earlier likened North Korea to an unruly child, spent most of her attendance rallying international isolation of North Korea and gained firm statements of support from many delegations. Smarting under Clinton’s unruly adolescent jibe, North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman declared “We cannot but regard Mrs. Clinton as a funny lady as she likes to utter such rhetoric, unaware of the elementary etiquette in the international community. Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping.”
16 Pattaya Today
LEGAL corner today
Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009
Buy of Business in Pattaya Be wise like a serpent but harmless like a dove
By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Pattaya which is the city located between the devil and the deep blue sea, the most popular business in beer bars where all pagans can relax themselves by worshiping hedonism instead of God. Most of the real owners who invest money are foreigners falling in love with the easy life style of “Mai Pen Rai”. However, this carefree mentality can sometimes lead them to the dilemma. Nobody cares about the crazy farang who lost all his fortune and jumped out from his condominium or died of suffocation by a plastic bag covered on his head. Believe it or not! This suffocated farang just committed suicide without any so called, “conspiracy theory”. This is not easy for these
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, The expat websites always have bloggers complaining about the attitude of Thais toward expats, but I wonder if this bad attitude is because of the way that we come across to the locals? I live in the northeast, but spend several months in Pattaya. Where I live in Isaan has a low expat presence, and I find the locals friendly and polite, and often eager to say hello to a farang. But in places with many expats and tourists, I feel a definite change in attitude, with the locals maybe being more intolerant and greedy. I’ve been assoc ated with Thailand for more
nocturnal businessmen to be prudent when they signed all legal documents to buy this kind of business when they still have their glass of beer on their hands. The Thai ladies beside them always giggle and teasing in Thai language with the fake lawyer who always laughing once the Thai lady called her farang with the nickname “Kwai”. Some people may blame us that we are too pessimistic to write this kind of fiction. However, Pattaya can give the most inspiration for the thriller like the author John Grisham. For us, all stories are from our “déjà vu” which sometimes remains our nightmare. The “conspiracy of silence” by all people around the gullible buyers is the main problem. It is advisable to be wise to seek the advise from the real independent lawyer who will serve you as his sole master. If you ask the broker who wants to close the deal about the legal protection which may prolong the closure of transaction, you may suddenly knowwhat will be the answer. The first thing you have to know is who is the owner of the bar business according to the legal paper.
Many farangs put all licenses under the name of their Thai ladies. As you may hear “Hell hath no fury more than a woman scorned”, many deals are collapsed by the emotional effect of these ladies. Most of the bar licenses in Pattaya are under the
find all red tape along the process to obtain a work permit. It is advisable to hold the payment until you can be sure that the bar license can be transferred to your Thai proxy which is technically called “nominee” to refer to someone whose
“I am not a good businessman in Pattaya”
name of Thai ladies which must be approved by the police station , Pattaya City Hall and the Administrative Office of Banglamung District. The licenses can be transferred to the new owner with the tough red tape process. The new license holder must have the finger print with the police office which will take some time. It is not possible for a farang to be a license holder. For some who set up a company to run the business will
name is being used to avoid the restriction of law. Some lawyers may draft a proper agreement to protect your interest from the impermanence of relationship between you and your Thai nominee. The payment should be made by a bank’s cheque and held by the neutral person or escrow until the transfer of all licenses is completed. The second significant factor is the leasehold right of the bar belong to whom. Who is the real
than twenty years, lived here for twelve, and never had any bother, so I am wondering whether the attitude in tourist a reas is changing because of the more yobbish, uncouth type of people that seem to be coming here more and more? William
Tourist resorts always attract a few mercenary and aggressive locals, eager to target foreigners. These people are not usually into politeness and fair trade and with the current economic climate, some will be more aggressive and intolerant, and unfortunately some expats brand all Thais as the same. In addition, with the drastic drop in tourist arrivals, it does look as though it is mainly the dross that is still coming. There are a lot of morons disguised as tourists roaming around now, spoiling Pattaya for the local Thais and
expats. When you see these factory rejects behaving boorishly it is understandable, but again unfortunate, that decent Thais will believe that all expats are cast from the same mould.
Dear Kris & Noi, I am always astounded that whenever I go shopping in the large supermarkets, there are so many staff members just hanging about doing nothing. I frequently see a gathering of staff in an aisle, just talking and giggling with each other, and they aren’t interested in helping to look for something. Often there are a couple of people screeching into a microphone advertising some product when nobody listens. Then at the check out there’s often someone there who just stuffs things into the bags—can’t the checker manage to ring up the prices and pack the bags at the same time? If they employed feer non-workers,
perhaps the prices of things could be lower, that would be more benefit to customers. Perplexed Shopper
The major supermarkets are well-run, extremely profitable businesses, and they are hardly likely to employ unneces sary staff. There can be several reasons why you sometimes see some gathered tgether: just finished checking shelf-stock, waiting to relieve someone, available to help if some section becomes busy, etc. etc. And we personally have always found staff to be pleasantand helpful when asking for assistance. People usually complain about lack of service when shopping, so please don’t gripe about there being too much. Total agreement concerning the microphone blasters however awful racket! Dear Kris & Noi, As I wander through the Tuesday/Friday market (Soi Buakhao), I spot many girls
owner of the building where the bar is located? Most of them are Thai Chinese businessman in Bangkok who will not have time to deal directly with you. Please ask your lawyer to check and verify if the owner of the bar has a proper lease agreement from the real owner. The sub-lease must be consented by the real owner who will be happy only to share money from the deal without any sweat. Under Section 544.- of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand, it is mentioned that unless otherwise provided by the contract of lease, a lessor cannot sub-lease or transfer his rights in the whole or part of the property leased to a third person. If a lessor acts contrary to this provision , the lessor may terminate the contract. The right to sub-lease must be clearly mentioned in the lease agreement or approved by the owner. Many buyers of the beer bar are evicted by the owner of the building who never care that the buyer has already paid million to the seller of the beer bar. Under Section 538.- of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand, it is mentioned that a lease of immovable property is
not enforceable by action unless there be some written evidence signed by the party liable. If the lease is for more than three years or for the life of the lessor, it is enforceable only for three years unless it is made in writing and registered by the competent official. It is strongly advisable to check the remaining period of the leasehold right if you will invest the big amount of your hard earned money. The lease period is just only three years unless it is registered with the Land Office. Nobody wants to register. Some owners may avoid this registration requirement to have many lease agreements with the period of three years each with the posted signature. However, sometimes it is technically problematic which may lead the gullible buyer to end up in the perdition. “Truth is always stranger than fiction” should be the maxim only for the ones who are agnostic of wisdom you may seek if m you are sober enough to read this article. Seek a good licensed lawyer to assist you if you are not children, sailors and drunken men who are protected by God.
who work gogo and beer beers (I’ve personally seen them plying their trade). They do the work they do because they need or want money. So as I wander I wonder: are these girls less interested in money during the day? If given the chance to entertain a few gentlemen and earn thousands of baht above their nightly income, would they snub such opportunities during the day? (I can imagine their screaming indignation at being solicited in public: “One thousand baht?! What kind of girl do you think I am?” Of course I could not answer that question in public honestly.) What do you think, are they always working? Melvin
Many are no doubt willing to pick up a customer at any time, but some will prefer to keep private life and business separate, and limit their bang-a-farang activities to their working hours. For the monger it is cheaper, as he doesn’t have to buy drinks while looking for a suitable companion, there isn’t a bar fine, and prices may be more flexible. So it is certainly worth a go if you see a girl you fancy, but only if she gives a clear sign that she is interested, don’t make the mistake of thinking that, just because a girl smiles, she is looking for a customer. Even if it’s a bar girl who you recognise, she may well be with family, or just not interested in daytime dallying, so you must respect her right to choose how she wishes to spend her time away from work, and not just walk up and ask about price. And be very, very careful that you don’t ask the wrong type of girl; do not believe the more cretinous expats who like to claim that all Thai ladies are available—just asking any girl you fancy for short time could land you in deep, deep trouble!
You must be a very keen observer indeed, to be able to recognise the girls when they are dressed, as most punters tend to concentrate on the bodies! Some working girls wear sexy gear out of hours, with plenty of cleavage and bum on display, but most of them dress the same as all the other pretty girls roaming the shops and markets during the daytime.
Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009
Fool in Paradise
Part 3 Angeles City rests just 80 kilometres north of Manila along the Mac Arthur Highway, but it takes two hours to reach the capital by road. Once you hit the outskirts of Manila itself, the traffic is gridlocked. For anyone flying into Manila, I would advise staying in that city for as little time as possible. The best option is to arrange travel through Swagman Travel which offers airport transfers to the Swagman Hotel located in the Ermita district and then a bus service three times per day (11:30am, 3:30pm and 8:30pm) to the Swagman Resort in Angeles. This ‘Fly The Bus’ service will drop you at your hotel and costs 600 pesos (not sure how much the airport transfer service costs), but that is reasonable considering a suspect taxi from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Angeles could cost as much as 2,500 pesos (1,800 baht)! Last issue I reported my first impressions of Angeles after only one night out
by Frank Thring
As I said last time, Buffalo Bar on Third Road is a Pattaya institution, known well to expats and motorcycle taxi drivers. Unfortunately, I arrived early and, in these difficult times, it wasn’t ‘pumping’ the way I have seen it in the past. I have seen the place so crowded it was standing room only, so let’s hope, for all our sakes, those times return. Next to Buffalo Bar on the northern side is Bianca Physical Massage. I have observed this place seems to cater exclusively to Asiatic tourists (Koreans, Chinese and Japanese) and they have arrived by the busload in the past. On the other side is The Castle (fetish bar) which, I must confess, did not appear to be operating. I could not find anyone
6,000 and 10,000 pesos per month. Better places rent for up to 20,000 pesos per month. Food prices are on a par with Pattaya. Whereas I found no such thing as a passable breakfast for less than 200 pesos (145 baht), in general, food was no more expensive than Pattaya, after taking into account the exchange rate. SM City is a large air conditioned shopping mall and supermarket a few minutes walk from the centre of town and is as big, clean and comprehensive as any I’ve seen in Asia. A larger one on the other side of town, Marquee Mall, is almost completed. For expats, I was pleasantly surprised at the range and quality of the Western food available in the supermarket. Alcohol prices are much cheaper than Pattaya. In the bars, local spirits and bottled local beer sells for between 40 and 95 pesos (29 and 69 baht). Draught San Miguel beer sells for between 30 and 50 pesos. Happy hours and two-forone deals are commonplace.
Gecko’s is possibly the most expensive (bottled beer 95 pesos and lady drinks 150 pesos) bar in town but they hand out two-for-one vouchers with gay abandon. They also have a Happy Hour from 2:00pm until 6:00pm offering bottles at 60 pesos (44 baht) and lady drinks are 125 pesos. Just before the Happy Hour finishes, customers can order more drinks at the 60 peso price, the invoice is added to your bin and the cold beer delivered to you as you require. Theoretically, you can have you own all-night Happy Hour! The bars themselves seem to have flexible opening and closing times, with some running 24-hours. One memorable moment occurred one morning at 9 o’clock in the pouring rain, with the amusing sight of a girl in a bikini and high heels sitting outside a Go Go Bar under an umbrella. Salaries for the ladies range from 100 to 500 pesos per day and there is no shortage of takers. A wonderful thing about the bars is the music. It is played at a sound level
that allows you to appreciate the music AND hold a conversation without screaming at the top of your lungs. And (a tear is welling in my eye as I write) it is great 60’s to 80’s stuff – not that Hip Hop rubbish or Rap Crap! Guys of my era would know the words to most of the songs, and I really appreciate a bar owner playing music for the enjoyment of his paying customers rather than the whims of tone-deaf, psycho dancers who wiggle to anything loud with a thumping beat. I’m convinced some dancers in Pattaya would gyrate at the sound of a bowling ball bouncing across a corrugated iron roof. (Yes, it is time for my medication.) This being a family newspaper, I will approach the next subject as delicately as I can. Female companionship is available through the ‘bar fine’ system with one major difference: the bar fine includes the lady’s personal compensation. No more money needs to be paid. On average, the bar fine for an hour-long game of space invaders is 700 pesos (500 baht) while an overnight
dinner and movie will set you back 1300 pesos (940 baht) in total. Warning: Street girls and freelancers should be avoided at all costs! Eventually, it was time for me to leave. Departure time from Clark AFB was 12:20pm scheduled to arrive at Bangkok at 2:35pm. Check in is up to 45 minutes before departure and I arranged a car from the hotel for 300 pesos to get me there in plenty of time. The Departure Tax is 600 pesos and the whole immigration process very easy. They did however go overboard with security, making me remove my shoes and sending them through the scanner. They also confiscated my cigarette lighter which did not happen on the forward journey. After processing, the small Departure Lounge offered some facilities for food and drink but, once again, it took the term ‘highway robbery’ to a new height. Whatever you paid in town, multiply it by four. Tip: Have a big meal just before leaving for the airport. To sum up, I think Angeles is not for the feint-hearted or the naïve who will be chewed up in no time at all. Crime is a severe problem and official corruption is endemic. One benign problem is there is not a lot to do except sit in bars and drink. It suffers from not being on the coast and the nearest beach at Subic Bay is an hour’s drive away. Although I still prefer Pattaya, for culture shock purposes, Angeles City is worth a short visit.
Guesthouse and Beer Bar and, beside it, Pop’s Place restaurant with a live band in the evening. There were some charming ladies at both places enticing me to sit and chat, but I can only stretch my budget so far. A little further on I passed PISIT Used Shop; a very small second hand shop but the sign gave me a giggle. Nearing South Pattaya Road intersection, I crossed back to the Sukhumvit side of Third Road to get a closer look at Nana Bar & Happy Hand Massage. (I’ve always thought that ‘Happy Hand(s)’ was the perfect name for a massage parlour.) Painted red and black (my old school colours) the building is new and the decor very well set out. More importantly, there appeared to be some rather attractive hostesses in attendance. I tested their ‘sexy
man meter’ and it registered high as I sauntered seductively past. So I popped in for a small lemon lime and bitters. My lips are sealed, but I can recommend a visit. That was basically the attractions up to South Pattaya Road, but I have to backtrack a little to the last 7-Eleven and the small dogleg soi, Soi LK Pavilion, which also connects with South Pattaya Road. On the corner of the dogleg there is a car park and market selling Thai amulets. These are the religious icons, Buddhist symbols or images of past kings which are placed on a gold chain around your neck for luck. But it is a serious business and some of the antiques, if genuine, can be worth a fortune. This is a business, like gem buying or stamp collecting, which is best left to the experts. Around the corner is Thankful Knowledge Learning Centre offering a variety of courses for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge, opposite Par’s Place cafe and guesthouse.
On the other corner is the luxurious LK Pavilion serviced apartments, after which this small soi is named. Finally, on the left is Cheers guesthouse and restaurant, a nice little air conditioned indoor beerbar. To sum up, Third Road has some interesting places but it suffers from not being
on a regular baht bus route. There is an oversupply of empty baht buses doing the Beach Road - Second Road circuit, so if some of those began a Beach Road – Third Road and Second Road – Third Road circuit, perhaps it would catch on. We can live in hope.
City of Angels
on the town. Now I’ll complete the picture by giving you an overview of what I observed during the rest of my stay. Firstly, there was a disproportionate number of Australians among the foreign contingent and I guess they probably make up the largest foreign group. I noticed a few Americans but very few Europeans or British. I did not notice many foreign women or foreign couples around town. In fact, all the time I was there I saw only one Western woman. When I mentioned that to a group of male friends, they wanted to know where I had seen her. Perhaps they thought one was too many and were going to hunt her down. I did get the impression this is not the place for honeymooners or a family vacation. Regarding accommodation, expect to pay double what you would pay for a similar room in Pattaya. Long term accommodation is a different story and modest, budget apartments, both furnished and unfurnished, can be had for between
who could tell me if it was closed or not. British Airways hope it is still open because it means round trip air tickets for a lot of English retired politicians and headmasters. They have a spanking good time. Next is Darling Bar which was open and looked inviting, but I can’t stop and drink at every bar I encounter. A little further along the left side of Third Road is Phuket Restaurant and Bar. This relatively new open-air bar has a live band and good music, so I was told. Not far away is The Village, a well-known housing community catering mostly to foreigners. It is in a pretty good location and the expats from this estate make up a high proportion of the regular customers at local venues. Crossing the road I found The Lincoln Restaurant,
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tion, contact 038.429.591 or email an enquiry & be sure to visit www.mantrapattaya.com Manhattans Early Dining Menu Manhattans Restaurant & Bar have extended the hours of their popular Early Dining Menu to 5pm - 7.30pm. It is a great way for people to enjoy a very wide variety of 5 star cuisine and excellent service at really unbeatable value. We offer a choice of 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 sinfully delicious desserts. Our 2 course meal is only 795 baht and a full 3 course meal is only 895 baht. We change our Early Dining Menu regularly to give our customers a fantastic variety throughout the year.” Orders must be placed before 7.30pm after which diners can savour the excellent cuisine at leisure. Another wonderful incentive to try the Early Dining Menu is; book a table of 4 or more and receive a free bottle of house wine. To view the current early dining selection visit www.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. Toddler Playgroup Meets every Tuesday and Friday 10am at Wiggle Town on Sukhumvit Rd. For information, call Amber 0850841626 or Kim 087.600.5306 or see www. wiggle-town.com. Babies Playgroup Meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10am at Wiggle Town on Sukhumvit Rd. For information, call Amber 085.084.1626 or Kim 087.600.5306 or see www.wiggle-town.com. Jazz Pit Pub Live entertainment every day, except Tuesday, at Jazz Pit Pub featuring Jazz Pit duo Rein on Vocals and Thomas on Guitar. All musicians and jazz singers are welcome every Monday with the weekly Jam session from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis
has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank, opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Try Greg’s Kitchen Cod & Chips Day every Friday. Great value only 299 B. Don’t miss Sunday’s 4 traditional Sunday Roasts (Lamb 299B, Beef 260B, Pork 260B, Half Chicken 260B) with all the trimmings. Also, all day big breakfast at only 199B, www.gregskitchennorthpattaya.com Maine Lobster at Mantra Throughout August, experience magnificently creative recipes with the sweet, succulent taste of Maine lobster from the different creative Mantra kitchens, fresh from the tank. Simply delicious! You are sure to be back for more. For more info and reservation, contact 038.429.591 or email an enquiry & be sure to visit www.mantra-pattaya.com Let mom know how much you care Thank mom for everything she stands for by pampering her with a 60 minute Body Detox Massage. This special Mother’s Day treatment stimulates the body’s lymphatic system to improve metabolism and help the body to eliminate waste and toxins. At the Royal Garden Spa not only the body gets pampered. Enjoy a scrumptious and nutritious spa cuisine meal to fulfill the treatment. As an added bonus, you can rest assured that mom is receiving the best possible attention from our friendly and professional staff. The Detoxifying Journey package is priced at Baht 1,999 nett and available throughout August. For reservations, please call Royal Garden Spa at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa 038 412 120 Ext: 1711 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.pattayabackgammonleague. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Hot Rock’ at Hard Rock Hotel The best rate offer from Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya. From as low as THB 2294++ per room/night. Get your gear ready to go and avail of this limited, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya only offer. Enjoy a Rockin’ stay at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya in Deluxe room (Breakfast Excluded). You can rest assured with our best rates guarantee… Just book through www.hardrockhotels.net. For more information, please call reservation centre 038.428.755-9 British embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Honeymoon Package at Nova Platinum Hotel Celebrate your honey moon in style with a romantically inspired stay at Nova Platinum Hotel. The package includes 3 days/2 nights in a superior room, daily American breakfast, a romantic dinner for 2 at Zia Restaurant, heart of rose petals on the bed. The Honeymoon Package starts from 4,974Baht net and is available from now until 31st October 2009. For reservations and more info, call 038.711.345, email: reservations@novaplatinum. amari.com
Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation and reading/writing. Free introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to pattaya@ prolanguage.co.th 2 days before you wish to start. All you need is love Express your love and caring to your mom this year with our Mother’s Day Promotion created exclusively just for you! Sheraton Pattaya Resort is inviting everyone to make this day memorable with an array of delectable seafood dish at the famous “Elements” restaurant. Enjoy a great discount with our luxury room, relax by the pool, and have some peacefulness as a family. Exclusivities for mom; 50% discount on Seafood Buffet Dinner with free welcome drink, 50% discount on room – best available rate, 25% discount on Wine Buffet, free 1st drink at Latitude Lounge, a special mother’s day souvenir from Sheraton Pattaya Resort. For more information please call 038.259.888 or email:sheraton.pattaya@ sheraton.com. Manhattans live jazz concert Manhattans Restaurant & Bar is proud to present a sensational evening of jazz with the renowned master of the tenor saxophone Elder Van Patrick & The Manhattans Band. The entertainment begins at 8pm in the dining room with three sets each last-
ing forty five minutes. Dinner from 6pm - last dining orders 10pm. Dinner & Jazz 1900 baht + VAT. For reservation,call 038. 259.790, visit www.manhattanspattaya.com or call Dave direct on 087.137.6138. Make it a Sunday to remember with the Beni’s Brunch The Beni’s Brunch at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is the essential event of the weekend. Talented Teppanyaki chefs are ready to entertain you with their juggling and live cooking skills as they dish up an extensive selection of mouth-watering food. In addition, diners can indulge at buffet stations offering an abundance of favorite regional dishes that are the epitome of simplicity, purity and freshness. To make sure you don’t get thirsty, free-flow vodka plus half a bottle of wine per person are included in the package. The price is a great value Baht 1,250++ per person (10% service charge and applicable government tax will be added to your bill). Brunch is served from 11.00 – 15.00 hrs. every Sunday. For more information and reservations please contact 038 412120. Buy 1 get 1 free! Now at Sheraton Pattaya Resort A new Happy Hours promotion where guests buy one drink and get another identical drink free! Whether to enjoy lush tropical garden while zipping your favourite cocktail at Elements Restaurant (Happy hours start from 4.30 PM – 6.30 PM daily) or enjoy your drink at Latitude Lounge while counting million of stars in the sky can be a memorable experience (Happy hours start from 5 PM – 7 PM daily). The promotion applies to all drinks sold by the glass, including wines, cocktails, spirits, beers, soft drinks and juices. Price starts only at Baht 140++. For more information please contact 038 259888.
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W O M E N TOD A Y
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by Bee McConville So what do you normally wear to the office? I’m guessing that it will either be smart, comfortable separates or a relatively conventional dress. This tends to be the general office wear for intelligent females from Thailand to Transylvania, from New York to New Zealand. Most professional women who take their job seriously will dress accordingly, particularly if they are working in a relatively conservative country, such as the Land of Smiles, where expectations are that you will not turn up for work wearing ‘tourist attire’ or looking like an employee of Classroom-a-Go-Go. However, there are those more daring young ladies who like to brighten up the office a little by wearing something a tad more modern. I’m not talking here about the ‘Bridget Jones-see-through-blouse’ sort of thing, but more along the lines of a slightly higher hemline, or a neckline that goes below the collarbones, or perhaps a dress that clings a little more tightly around the hips. And as far as I’m concerned, there is nothing
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Dressed to Kill?
wrong with showing off a good figure, even at the office, as long as your outfit is not too slutty. Now I think I am being reasonable in assuming that most people would agree with what I’ve said (unless you happen to be the office lecher and would prefer all females at your company to dress as bunny girls so that you could ogle them all day and dribble down your egg-stained tie while engaging in erotic fantasies about your tea lady). But it would appear that Korean men have particular difficulty in seeing women colleagues turn up for work in anything less than formal office regalia, which I am assuming means a skirt below the knee (or tailored trousers), a long sleeved blouse which buttons up to the neck and perhaps a jacket on top. A recent survey suggests that, apparently, nearly seventy five percent of Korean men feel uncomfortable at work when their female co-workers wear short skirts or flash a little cleavage. These poor souls also feel discomfort when working alongside ladies in killer heels, low rise trousers which reveal underwear, sleeveless clothes and white blouses which show coloured underwear lurking beneath! Some of you might already be familiar with the survey but, personally, I think it deserves a closer look. For a start, what do these men mean by ‘uncomfortable?’ Do they mean that they feel flustered and don’t
quite know where to look? Or by uncomfortable do they mean that they are experiencing a certain swelling in the trouser area that requires them to stay behind their desks until the ‘discomfort’ subsides? The survey really needs to be a bit more specific don’t you think? Particularly as Korean
women tend to be petite, reserved and inscrutable, and certainly don’t come across as sexy jezebels, even if they are wearing a short skirt and a top with no sleeves. In fact, I have to admit that a Korean lady wouldn’t even look sexy, in my humble opinion, clad in a leopard skin swimming costume and stilettos. Another question that sprang to mind was the dislike of
seeing ‘excessive cleavage’. Well, would I be the first to point out that Korean ladies don’t actually have a cleavage to start with, so I am not really sure what is meant by one that is described as excessive. Consequently, I am not exactly sure what is the cause of the discomfort. Low cut trousers that reveal underwear? Flashing your knickers only generally happens when you bend down and your thong triangle shows above your waistline, so maybe these gentlemen should do the bending instead, unless they are worried about showing a bit of builders’ cleavage. And the killer heels? All I can say is that there must be a significant number of Korean men who are closet foot fetishists. I honestly can’t think that any red-blooded western male would complain if his female co-workers turned up looking a little on the sexy side with a pleasantly short skirt, high heels and a hint of cleavage. In fact, if a survey were to be conducted on what western men would like their female colleagues to wear to the office, you might find out that it is exactly what is making Korean men feel uncomfortable. So what is the problem for our Korean brothers and why do they get so hot under thecollar about their feminine co-workers? It is clear from this survey that Korean society is still a little behind the times with its patriarchal view of women
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and with an attitude that would be more appropriate to Victorian times. I would be the first to agree that women should wear appropriate dress to work if they wish to reflect their professionalism, but there is absolutely no need for any self-respecting lady to cover up her assets
on the grounds that Mr Kim might be feeling intimidated by the sight of a little twentyfirst century skin. So if there are any Korean sisters out there, then please feel free to continue wearing your sexy gear and just cock an old snook at your stuffy, kim chi eating men folk!
Why is it that Thai teachers of English always teach their Thai students exactly the same phrases? Every time I meet a Thai child I always get the same response which is, ‘Allo mister what you name I velly fine thank you hahahahah.’ I know that English is a difficult language to learn and the pronunciation is particularly tricky for a Thai, but can’t we have something a little different from time to time? Granted, you have to learn how to greet someone and it’s generally the first thing you learn in any language, but surely we can deviate a bit from the script once the introductions have been sorted. Everyone knows that the British are always talking about the weather so surely a competent teacher should expose their young students to a few choice British phrases such as, ‘turned out nice again, hasn’t it?’ or ‘it’s a little nippy this morning don’t you think?’ This could be followed by a comment or two on what the neighbours have been up to, which is another very popular subject for the
English: ‘I have noticed that Khun Stan enjoys a tipple or two,’ or something along the lines of ‘Khun Davehas very poor motorcycling skills, I see he has fallen off his Honda yet again.’ And then there is the ‘shopping conversation’ which offers a wide variety of phrases to our young student learners, for example: ‘I see the price of a bottle of Singha has increased due to the government’s need to raise more revenue during the economic crisis.’ ’Yes, it’s all rather worrying isn’t it?’ With a little imagination and diligence there is no end to the interesting phrases that Thai students could acquire so I think Thai teachers should push the proverbial boat out and make their lessons much more interesting. And then perhaps I won’t have to listen the same old record every time I am greeted by Thai youth, along with the added variation of, ‘hey you – you got big nose hahahaha….’
I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie
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Navy League host Rear Admiral Nora Tyson
President of the Pattaya Navy League, Peter Thorand, together with the Managing Director of World Gems and Navy League Director, Khun Chong, recently hosted a dinner party for Rear Admiral, Nora Tyson, Commander Task Force 73, at the Wine Cellar in Naklua. Invited special guests included the Captain, XO (Executive Officer), CMC (Command Master Chief), and Senior Chief from the USS Crommelin, along with Vice President of the Navy League, Brian Welter, Khun Esther from ‘My Office 4 Travel’ and
Navy League Member Khun Ray from World Gems. Host for the evening was the world renowned Chef, Alexander Haab from the Wine Cellar in Soi Naklua 12, who with more than 50 Gold Medals under his belt, created a superb meal accompanied by a great selection of wines for all the guests. Captain of the USS Crommelin, Kevin Parker, was delighted to present a picture of the ship to Chef Alexander as a huge thank you for his great hospitality. The dinner was a great success and many new friendships were forged.
USS Crommelin (FFG 37) visit Wat Banglamung School The USS Crommelin which at the moment is participating in the Carat 09 Exercise recently paid a visit to their favourite port of call, Pattaya, for a little R & R. Whilst enjoying a well earned rest, the crew launched themselves into the community by contributing to some well known community projects. The President of the Navy League, Peter Thorand, in conjunction with the Garden Cliff Resort and Spa, arranged for them to spend some quality time at the Wat Banglamung School. The crew were quick to get stuck into the work which included painting the playground equipment, lunch tables and chairs,
and interacting with the children, by playing sports, teaching English and handing out generous portions of ice-cream, which went down very well with their young friends. Around midday the Garden Cliff Hotel provided a fantastic Thai lunch for the visitors, which the crew found very appetising, as you will notice from the pictures. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all, meeting people from different countries and cultures. The crew enjoyed their R & R and were gratified with the support they receive from Thailand, especially when they are so far away from home.
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Opening Ceremony of Sala at Father Ray’s Children’s Village
by Thomas Cotton
Messr’s Herbie Ishinaga (President), William Macey (Charity Chairman), Max Matthews (Secretary), Perry McNeely (Golf Chairman) and our correspo dent (Treasurer), together represen-
ting the Pattaya Sports Club, attended the official launch of the Sala at Father Ray’s Children’s Village. They were greeted by Mike Lancaster, Development Director, Father Lawrence Patin, President of Father Ray’s Foundation and Khun Oon,
Directress of the Village. The village itself is an orphanage for local children and is named after its founder, the late Father Ray. More about this foundation may be found at http://www.fr-ray.org/. The occasion was the PSC-funded completion and
opening of the Sala, which is an open-roofed building which is used by the children to rehearse their dancing and a shelter from the elements in which to play. Salas are common structures in Thai communities and Buddhist temple areas. The
funds for its construction were arranged through the PSC-sponsored 2009 “Charity Classic”, a golf tournament which was held at Phoenix Country Club on March 20th. The ceremony included opening remarks from Father Patin, the ribbon-cutting
photo opportunity, then exchanging of gifts, a light refreshment and a sample of Thai dancing by the children. As well as sponsoring amateur sports, the PSC is active in supporting local charities.
Disease Du Jour
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by Alan S. Brown With all the real diseases we have to worry about: Swine Flu, Bird Flu, plain old flu, Legionnaire’s Disease, Mad Cow, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue fever and, of course, the many “social diseases” that may be of particular concern to Pattaya punters (HIV, and a host of other sexually transmitted infections), do we really need all these new, fancy, boutique maladies of dubious authenticity that keep popping up? I know that the drug companies have to make money. I guess gouging the infirmed, but uninformed, consumer with outrageous prices for prescription drugs that they need to stay healthy or fight real diseases isn’t enough. Our benevolent pharmaceutical corporations are constantly on the prowl inventing new ailments for which they happen to have just developed new pills to help control them. Rarely are “cures” offered. Then, they would lose their customers. One of the many reasons
that I spend most of my time in Fun City and the Land of Smiles is that I’m no lover of winter with its freezing temperatures, snow, sleet and wind. I think many people, avid skiers excluded, share my dislike of the cold season to some extent. I’ll even admit that sometimes, when I would look out the window at another cold and gloomy day, I’d even internalize some of that gloom. It made me appreciate spring and summer all the more when I would experience a lifting of the spirits and a sense of well being. Well, I was quite depressed to find out that I, apparently, suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I ran straight to my doctor and said, breathlessly, “Doc. I hate the cold. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Give me some pills.” He replied, “Put on a sweater or go to Florida, you idiot. That’ll be $150 for the consultation.” (He is a wise
man, indeed.) Then, one day, while watching TV, I discovered that I had Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). I was sitting on my sofa, with my legs stretched
out on the coffee table (Don’t tell Mom.), when the voice on the TV asked, “Do you tend to shake your legs when
you’re sitting and watching TV? You may have Restless Leg Syndrome. Charlatan Pharmaceuticals may have the answer for you.” For the next ten minutes the narrator enumerated all the possible side effects of the medication, including gangrene (possibly necessitating amputation), insanity and even, “in rare instances,” death by suicide. I decided to suffer through with my restless leg. Of course, most medications have side effects- even sleeping pills. Apparently, the first of Ambien’s (a prescription sleeping pill) many side
Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009 effects is that it may cause drowsiness. Duh! In addition to the aforementioned Seasonal Affective Disorder, there’s Social Anxiety Disorder (also SAD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Don’t worry, there’s a pill for each one; and let’s not leave out PAD (Penis Anxiety Disorder) aka Penis Envy (PE) or SPS (Small Penis Syndrome). (There are pills for the latter, but their efficacy is quite doubtful to say the least.) Can’t get it up? You have EDD (Erectile Dysfunctional Disorder). Well, many of us can attest that the pills offered for that problem really do work. If they didn’t, Pattaya’s famed entertainment palaces might have closed years ago. If you tend to get angry or violent, you may suffer from some sort of Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD?). There are so many pills you can take; there would be no way to mention them all. The worst thing about many of these diseases is that their warning signs often mimic symptoms of more common and less serious ailments. For example, did you just
sneeze? You might have Swine Flu. Do you have a fever? No doubt about it. You’ve got Hepatitis B (or A, or C, if you prefer). Got an itch? We won’t even go there. Lots of people experience swelling of the legs. Do they have “elephantitis” or, perhaps, cardiac or respiratory failure? Only their doctor knows for sure; but, I’m confident there’s a pill they can take. Thai Air obligingly warns the passengers sitting in Cattle Class, via a cute cartoon, that they may develop leg thrombosis from sitting in the cramped seats for prolonged periods of time. Of course, this is caused by the service the airlines are providing. I’m not sure if the drug companies have a pill for this, but I’m sure they’re working on one. The most insidious thing about many of these diseases is that, in many instances, it seems as if the “cure” is developed first and then the “disease” is given a cute name. Well, in any case, I’m feeling tired. It must be CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). I better take a pill and lie down.
over.” He then pulled on a rubber glove and smeared it with Vaseline. Me: Thank God for Vaseline. It makes the agony more bearable. But not, alas, the shame. Fardley: I put my hands against the wall and bent over. My mind careened wildly back to my student days, when I read the autobiography of T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Lawrence has since been immortalised in legend, book, and film as Lawrence of Arabia. But at one point in his career, he was captured by the Turks and was sodomised by a Turkish general. I never forgot the words of pathos with which he summarised the experience: “I felt as if the citadel of my integrity had been irreparably breached.” Me: “The citadel of my integrity.” That says it all. A real poet, that Lawrence. Fardley: I had steeled myself for the worst. But my tormentor seemed to be conducting some sort of visual examination. Since he was behind me, I couldn’t tell. Finally he said, “Okay, Mr. Nerdwell, we’re finished. You can go now. Sorry for the inconvnience.” Me: Wha-a-at? After subjecting you to such humiliation, he never completed the inspection? Fardley: No. I was baffled. As I put on my pants, I asked him, “Excuse me, sir, but how
come you didn’t go through with the examination?” He smiled and said, “Are you disappointed that I didn’t use the Hand, Mr. Nerdwell? You LIKE the Hand? It gives you pleasure, perhaps?” “No, no,” I assured him hastily. “But after going to all the trouble of making me take off my clothes and all…” He explained. “Mr. Nerdwell,” he said, “you have a very hairy ass. If a suspect has inserted packets of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, whatever—up into the anal cavity, the hairs on his ass will be pointing inward. If not, they’ll be pointing outward. The hairs on your ass all point outward. So congratulations, Mr. Nerdwell. Our investigation reveals you to be drug-free, and you can go.” Me: I’ll be damned. Very clever, these Customs inspectors! Fardley: Yes, and it’s a good lesson for drug smugglers. If you ever decide to carry drug packets inside your sanctum sanctorum, make sure to comb the hairs on your ass outward after inserting them. Me: That’s a lesson that I’m sure potential drug smugglers will profit from. I can’t wait to see the movie.
The Citadel Unbreached
We all have our favorite horror stories about our travel experiences. The other day my friend Fardley Nerdwell told me his. Fardley was thoroughly drunk at the time; otherwise I doubt that he would ever have confided such a shameful experience to anybody. Many years ago, when Fardley was returning home to the United States, he was stopped by Customs officials at an airport which shall remain unnamed. For some reason, they suspected he was carrying drugs.
Now, Fardley does not and never has used drugs. He doesn’t even like to use aspirins. But I know why the Customs people were suspicious of him. Fardley has a guilty face. If you put him in a lineup and asked anonymous volunteers which person in the lineup looked most likely to commit a crime, they would finger Fardley every time. He gets visibly nervous in situations when he feels under pressure. Whenever he’s in an airport, he slinks about with a furtive air, eyes darting about anxiously, biting his lip and wiping his sweating palms on his pants. He’s the guy who’s most likely to be pulled out of a check-in line and grilled on his connections with terrorist organisations. He’s the guy whose passport will be scrutinised most carefully by alert Immigration officials, the guy whose shoes will be ripped apart by security guards looking for shoe bombs. And on this inauspicious occasion, he was the guy that Customs agents decided to check for carrying illegal drugs. Here’s the tale in his own words: Fardley: They really put me through the meat grinder. They opened my suitcase, checked it for false bottoms, rifled through all my clothes and toilet articles. Same thing with my shoulder bag. Then they patted me down three times and brought in sniffer
dogs to smell me and my entire luggage. Me: You must have been looking really guilty that day, Fard. Fardley: I guess so. The longer they searched without finding anything, the more determined they became to nail me. Finally they took me into a private room and strip-searched me. Me: Sounds as if they weren’t fooling around. Fardley: You bet. I stood there stark naked in front of a big searchlight and surrounded by mirrors as they inspected every nook and cranny of my body. They looked into my armpits, my crotch, my mouth, my ears, even my belly button. And finally they came to my inner sanctum, that aperture in the nether regions which all men deem sacred, which no man worthy of the name will allow to be breached, for fear of unending shame and opprobrium. Me: You don’t mean to tell me they—they violated you! Fardley (beginning to sob): Yes! Oh, the shame, the disgrace, the ignominy! The inviolable entrance to the innermost recesses of my being, my Holy of Holies, which no force, living or dead, may penetrate—that cherished chamber they prepared to breach. Me: You should bring them up on charges of torture. That’s cruel and unusual
punishment when no crime has even been dreamed of, much less committed. Fardley (weeping): Every male of our species, however strong and iron-willed, harbours an unreasoning dread of an examination which sadistic proctologists habitually inflict upon their victims. I’m talking about a manual prostate examination, in which the brutish proctologist, smiling fiendishly, dons a rubber glove, makes you bend over, reaches up deep inside your anal orifice, and tests the integrity of your prostate gland by squeezing it like a ripe plum. Me: Stop, stop! I can’t bear even to think about it. Fardley (solemnly): Yes, strong men may stoically resist the most savage and inhumane tortures—waterboarding, sleep deprivation, exposure to rats and roaches, the rack, the lash, the iron maiden, even crucifixion. But the terror that will break the spirit, destroy the soul, and reduce the most indomitable of men to incontinent and uncontrollable blubbering is the fear of…the Hand. Me: Not the Hand! O, my God! How horrible! Fardley: Yes, the Hand. My tormentor was a burly, thuggish primate with a gleaming bald head and bulging biceps. He grinned malevolently and said, “Mr. Nerdwell, to complete our investigation, we now propose a manual search. Please bend
S. Tsow, who has resolved never to fly again, ever, can be flamed at s.tsow @ymail.com .
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Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009
Easy Solutions for the Common Leaking Roof
It has unfortunately come to be accepted as common place that roofs in Thailand can tend to leak. Even luxurious homes worth over 25 million Baht can’t seem to escape this issue which stems from a common problem shared by all homes in Thailand. Steel structures are used as the framework for all roof construction. This combined with the extreme sunshine that we face in the tropics causes these steel structures to expand and contract which, over time, will start to dislodge the roof tiles, leaving minute openings between them. They do have a failsafe system, which is the use of thin metallic sheets under the tiles to provide in a sense a double layer, but is also ineffective in the long run. SprayMe Roof Insulation, a relatively new company founded originally in the Hua Hin- Cha’am region, has come up with an interesting and durable solution for these troublesome woes. They have acquired machinery that applies chemicals which when mixed, creates a rigid layer of foam, which is sprayed underneath the roof tiles. This foam, also known as Poly-urethane or ‘PUR’ foam, consists of two completely benign chemicals
that when mixed, form a quick drying layer of foam with a hard but flexible skin. The foam is applied via a high pressure spray gun, and when it dries forms a layer about 1.5 inches thick and thereby creates an impermeable barrier against water, moisture, insects, heat and noise. At prices ranging from just 450 up to 550 Baht per sqm. of roof area, this works out to be quite an effective, convenient and yet inexpensive solution as the roof treatment is guaranteed water proof for ten years.
The roof tiles are also glued not only to the structure but also to each other, thereby ensuring that even in high wind situations, none will get loose nor dislodged. A more remarkable side effect, which is most convenient,
is that once treated with the PUR foam, the roof as a result becomes much better insulated against the heat
of the tropical sun as well. In fact under testing, temperatures under the roof were shown to be reduced by a whopping 7 degrees Celsius after treatment and made the rooms of the homes much cooler. Depending of course on the type of construction, room temperatures inside the house usually drop between 3 and 4 degrees Celsius after treatment of the roof with spray foam. If your house has double walls instead of single brick walls, or PVC window- and door frames instead of wooden frames, savings on your electric bills are even higher. On average, the cost of roof treatment is earned back in 7 to 10 years via lower
electric bills throughout the whole year. SprayMe Roof Insulation uses chemicals provided by Dow Chemical (U.S.A.) and BASF (Germany), thus ensuring the highest quality standards possible. Combined with the newest technology from the USA in our spray machine, the Reactor A-20 from Graco, an air driven, easy to use and lightweight unit that uses two pumps, one for each chemical, connected to the spray gun by a 90meter long hose. This way, even roofs of high-rise condominiums or industrial complexes can be treated with PUR foam by us without having to move any machinery out of the truck and into the building. Currently five projects in the Hua Hin-Cha’ am region and many, many more in the Pattaya region have introduced the spray foam treatment as a standard upgrade to their new builds since SprayMe started promoting its product. It is therefore not hard to foresee that within 5 years, all projects aimed at the foreign market in Thailand will utilize this amazing, unique and cost effective method to guarantee sealed roofs that do not leak and the added bonus of long lasting
insulation against the blistering heat of the t ropics. If you’re considering having your roof done, contact us by e-mail or phone and we’ll make an appointment for you with one of our specialists who will make you a quotation
at your house anywhere in Thailand, free of charge. For more detailed information as well as sample pictures, please visit our website at www. spraymepurfoam.com or send your e-mail to spraymepurfoam@Gmail. com.
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A very successful lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of his office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he got out, a truck passed too close and completely tore the door off of the driver’s side. The counselor immediately grabbed his cell phone, dialed 911, and within minutes a policeman pulled up. Before the officer had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically. His Lexus, which he had just picked up the day before, was now completely ruined and would never be the same, no matter what the body shop did to it. When the lawyer finally wound down from his ranting and raving, the officer shook his head in disgust and disbelief. “I can’t believe how materialistic you lawyers are,” he said. “You are so focused on your possessions that you don’t notice anything else.” “How can you say such a thing?” asked the lawyer. The cop replied, “Don’t you know that your left arm is missing from the elbow down? It must have been torn off when the truck hit you.” “Ahhh!” screamed the lawyer. “Where’s my Rolex!”
Three friends in an Accident
3 friends die in a car accident and they go to an orientation in heaven. They are all asked, “When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning you, what would you like to hear them say about you? The first guy says,”I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man.” The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher which made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.” The last guy replies, “I would like to hear them say ... Look, He’s Moving!
Friendship Between Women:
A woman didn’t come home one night. The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend’s house. The man called his wife’s 10 best friends. None of them knew about it.
Friendship Between Men:
A man didn’t come home one night. The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend’s house. The woman called her husband’s 10 best friends. Eight of them confirmed that he had slept over... Two claimed that he was still there.
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Man asks the Nurse
A man is lying in a hospital bed with an oxygen mask over his mouth. A beautiful young nurse arrives to sponge his hands and feet. “Nurse,” he mumbles from behind the oxygen mask, “are my testicles black?” Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, “I don’t know, I’m only here to wash your hands and feet.” Struggling, he again asks the nurse, “Are my testicles black?” Finally, she raises his gown, holds his penis in one hand, holds his testicles in the other, takes a close look, and says, “There’s nothing wrong with them!” The man pulls off his oxygen mask and replies, “That was very nice, but, are my test results back.”
A young man goes into a drug store to buy condoms. The pharmacist says the condoms come in packs of 3, 9 or 12 and asks which the young man wants. “Well,” he said, “I’ve been seeing this girl for a while and she’s really hot. I want the condoms because I think tonight’s “the” night. We’re having dinner with her parents, and then we’re going out. And I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna get lucky after that. Once she’s had me, she’ll want me all the time, so you’d better give me the 12 pack.” The young man makes his purchase and leaves. Later that evening, he sits down to dinner with his girlfriend and her parents. He asks if he might give the blessing and they agree. He begins the prayer, but continues praying for several minutes. The girl leans over to him and says, “You never told me that you were such a religious person.” The boy leans over to her and whispers, “You never told me that your father is a pharmacist.”
Bush and School Kids
After giving a speech at an elementary school, President Bush allows the kids to ask a few questions. One little boy, Billy, gathers the courage to raise his hand and asks, “How come you invaded Iraq without the support of the U.N.?” Just as Bush begins to answer, the recess bell rings and he says they’ll continue afterward. Half an hour later the kids come back inside. “Where were we?” says George. “Oh, yes - does anyone want to ask me anything?” A different boy raises his hand and says, “I have three questions: First, why did you invade Iraq without support from the U.N.? Why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early? And third, where the heck is Billy?”
According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria recently was faced with a unique problem. A number of 12 year old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day, the girls would put them back. Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night. To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean
the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a longhandled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror!
Grandpa and viagra
Grandma and Grandpa were visiting the kids overnight, when Grandpa found a bottle of Viagra in his son’s medicine cabinet. He asked the son about using one of the pills, and the son said, “I don’t think you should take one; they’re very strong and very expensive.” “How much?”, asked Grandpa. “$10.00 a pill”, answered the son. “I don’t care”, said Grandpa, “I’d like to try one, and I’ll leave the money under your pillow as soon as I break this $50.00 bill.” The next morning the son found $110.00 under his pillow. He said to Grandpa, “I told you each pill was $10.00, not $110.00.” “I know,” said Grandpa, “The extra $100.00 is from Grandma.”
A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card; it said “Rest in Peace”. The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was ,the florist said. “Sir, I’m really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, “Congratulations on your new location.”
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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING
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Franchising in Thailand: An opportunity for the budding entrepreneur By Thomas Schmid (Dukas Agency)
the supplied recipes,” he explains. There is no margin for getting creative in that respect. For the benefit of running a turn-key, branded
Mention the word “franchising” and people primarily think of international fast food chains like McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut and, yes, even Starbucks. Few realize that Thailand has in fact a home-grown franchising industry. While theoretically every service or brand can be franchised from beauty salons to fashion lines to hotels, gyms and 7-11 convenience stores, it is primarily food chains that are deploying the concept in Thailand. Particularly large conglomerates like Charoen Phokphand and Minor Group pioneered franchising in the country a couple of decades ago. Restaurant brands like Sizzler, Chester’s Grill, The Pizza Company, Squeeze (a juice bar chain) and Oishi are not only as well known as their international counterparts, but are also
investment to set up shop. So, what are these mentioned advantages? Firstly, a franchisee obviously will buy into a brand that is already well established. Customers know what type of service to expect in the newly opened outlet. This, in turn, keeps necessary promotion and associated advertising costs down to a minimum, thus saving budget. Secondly, the mother company delivers a full package ranging from staff training to equipment, which makes
entirely Thai, despite their foreign-sounding names. While acquiring franchises of those major brands may be beyond the financial means of most small business entrepreneurs, even they have discovered the advantages of the concept. Street stalls selling pork meatball (luk chin moo) noodle soup under the “Champ” brand are just as ubiquitous in the capital as grilled chicken booths bearing the “5 Star Chicken” logo. These franchises can be had for as little as THB 10,000 per outlet, making them much more affordable than their upscale brethren, for which fees can easily run in the hundreds of thousands of Baht in addition to a considerable further
it fairly easy for franchisees to establish their businesses. Lastly, the need for product development is negated. In the words of Graham Brain, CEO of Tasty Thai Restaurants Co. Ltd.: “We provide the recipe. All the franchisee has to do is the cooking.” The company started out in 2003 with a stand-alone restaurant, but the original owner soon partnered with Brain and embarked on a franchising strategy. To date, the firm has sold master franchise licenses to Stockholm and Melbourne (with 3 restaurants each), as well as London and Hawaii (with 1 outlet per location). While the original outlet in downtown Bangkok is still the only branch of the
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Tasty Thai Restaurants Co. Ltd fast food chain in Thailand, Brain plans to expand the business here, too. For the franchising fee of THB 500,000 the franchisee receives a package that includes in-depth training of lead staff, advice on restaurant and kitchen layout, menu set-up and cooking guidelines, counseling on location selection and, last but not least, the right to operate under the Tasty Thai logo. However, additional investment like kitchen equipment, dining area decoration and location leases all have to be shouldered by the franchisee apart from obvious cost items like staff salaries, purchases of ingredients and utility bills. Contracts typically are for a period of 5 years and can be perpetually renewed. To maintain the company’s established standards and product branding, Brain insists that his franchisees strictly comply with all regulations and guidelines set forth by the mother company. “It is not just the restaurant layout and interior design, but also the way staff treat customers, how the food is presented and, most importantly, that kitchen personnel rigidly stick to
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Thaksin to Stage Comeback Despite his previous vow to stay out of politics, Thaksin Shinawatra is to make a comeback, according to Chiang Mai MP, Surapong Towichakchaikul. Apparently, Thaksin told Surapong in Dubai that he intends to return to Thailand, to fight all legal cases, run for election in Chiang Mai and assume leadership of the Puea Thai Party. His volte face is due to the populace wanting him to return to solve the country’s problems, Thaksin maintains. Thai Army Gets Airship for Anti-Insurgency Ops. Aria International Inc. is building an airship hanger for the Aeros 40D Airship ‘mobile command platform’ in Hatyai as part of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Southern Border Surveillance programme. The Aria package “provides surveillance and communications systems to assist the RTA with the necessary capabilities it requires to counter the increased insurgent activity and threats of crime, drug trafficking and terrorism,” according to Aria’s CEO, Mr. Mike “Bing” Crosby. Chinese To Take Over 15 Up-Market Hotels Owners of at least 15 four- and five-star hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Khon Kaen, badly hit by the worldwide economic turndown and now Swine flu, are keen to sell to Chinese investors for Bt1,200-1,500 million each. The Chinese are apparently confident that Thai tourism will begin to turn around in two to three years. The BOI is already negotiating with these investors and the government is prepared to grant them investment privileges. Chinese To Expand The Teaching Of Chinese Language In Thailand Intent on expanding the teaching of Chinese to Thais, including broadening their existent mutual student exchange programme, Chinese investors want to establish educational institutes, here. These schools, once established at an individual cost of Bt1 million, will co-ordinate with educational institutes in China. Two plans are envisaged: A. Thai students study for the first year in China and three subsequent years in Thailand; or B. two years of study in both countries. Tensions Rise Once Again Over Preah Vihear Temple Thailand and Cambodia appear to be both ramping up the tension on the border near the disputed Preah Vihear Temple. Cambodia has apparently deployed six tanks and a significant number of troops, whereas the Thai Amy has constructed 20 large bunkers to bolster their positions and prevent any incursions by Cambodian troops. An official in Si Sa Ket’s Kantharaluck district has advised tourists and others to avoid the troublesome area. NXP Semiconductors To Increase Production In Thailand Responding to an increased demand for its computer chips, in Q2 2009, NXP Semiconductors is to invest US$300 million in its Bangkok’s Lak Si plant to establish its largest production base for integrated circuit packaging. NXP’s Bangkok plant is now running at almost maximum capacity, producing 10-15 million chips for export to Europe, the US and Asian markets, including Japan and China and hence needs to expand its production facilities.
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Chinese Want To Invest In Thailand’s Rail Network According to Deputy Commerce Minister, Alongkorn Ponlaboot, two Chinese state enterprises, China Railway Construction Corporation and China Railway Engineering Corporation, are eagerly seeking investment opportunities, amounting to several hundred billion baht, in Thailand’s ambitious logistics development plan. The Chinese giants are particularly interested in the high-speed train and double-track rail link with Southern China’s rail network, and also the proposed extension of the rail network from the Northeast to Laem Chabang Port. Auto-Alliance Invest In New Rayong Plant The Auto-Alliance Thailand joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. has opened a new US$500 million passenger car plant in Rayong, so as to increase both their market share in Asia and production capacity from the current 175,000 to 275,000 vehicles annually. The two main models to be produced will be the Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta, expected to be exported to SE Asian countries, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Ist H1N1 Vaccine Factory Opened Thailand has started its first H1N1 vaccine plant 60 kms. from Bangkok, with US$70 million funding from the World Health Organization, and it is expected to be completed in three to four years. Following trials and Ministry of Public Health certification, the first vaccines should be available from August. Initial production is estimated at two million doses annually, rising to 60 million doses per year when the plant is finished. Swine Flu Pandemic Ranks Highly At ASEAN Phuket The Swine flu pandemic will be among the top agenda issues at the ASEAN conferences being held in Phuket from July 17 to 23, the theme of which will be “Acting Together to Cope with Global Challenges”. Thailand is apparently to be the hub of the antiviral vaccine production, to be available for the ASEAN countries and others worldwide, according to Vitavas Srivihok, Director-General of the ASEAN Affairs Department of the Thai Foreign Ministry. 115 Teachers Now Killed In South With the recent killing of a school teacher in Raman district of Yala Province, the toll of teachers killed in the southern insurgency since its escalation in 2004 now amounts to 115. Insurgents no longer target only Buddhist teachers and monks, Muslim teachers now walk in fear, with several Muslim schools having closed. ‘Security for teachers in the area is getting worse, but teachers have to soldier on,’ said Confederation of Teachers chairman. PM Abhisit Promises Aid for Buri Ram PM Abhisit Vejjajiva promised to invest Bt6.5 billion in Buri Ram Province, during his recent visit to the region, saying he well understands the people of the region’s plight, particularly regarding water shortages. He visited an alternative energy centre, which promotes natural resource conservation, drove Thai-made tractors and visited rubber planters, asking them about problems of rubber and rice farming, pledging to implement a price guarantee system for both concerns. Swine Flu Directly Attacks Lungs According to the Public Health Ministry the A (H1N1) virus specifically attacks the lungs, developing severe symptoms that can lead to death. Apparently, the majority of patients make a full recovery within two or three days and most fatalities were among those who had gone to hospital too late. Meanwhile, the number of patients admitted to Bangkok hospitals with the virus had fallen as people were no longer panicking.
Abhisit Scotches Rumours Of Secret Prison PM Abhisit denied rumours originally published in the Washington Post that an alleged secret prison, set up by the Thai government and the US, for torturing terrorists exists in Thailand and will communicate this, among other matters when he meets US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at Government House. Mr Abhisit said “It’s an old story and it is totally groundless as this government has never resorted to the use of violent means”. Unscrupulous Taxi Driver Rapes, Robs and Videos Tour Guide A 25-year-old tour guide claimed she had been raped twice by a taxi driver, who claimed he had a gun, in a remote soi in Nonthaburi; afterwards taking a video clip with his mobile phone-camera, which he threatened to broadcast if she reported him to police. He claimed he’d done this many times previously with female passengers; finally stealing her mobile phone, ID card and ATM card, and withdrawing Bt700. Baby V.O.X Member Screened For Swine Flu Kim, a member of Baby V.O.X., a popular South Korean female band, is being medically screened and quarantined after it was suspected she may have contracted the H1N1 flu virus while on a promotional tour in Bangkok. All the members of the band were tested after hearing that the Thai DJ who interviewed the girl-group while in Bangkok has been quarantined with the influenza, a spokesman from DR Music said. Red-Shirts Mob Police Station After DJ Arrested After police arrested a pro-Thaksin community radio DJ called Lae, thought to be a prominent RedShirt leader, for carrying a weapon through Chiang Mai International Airport, irate Red-Shirts drove a pick up through a police cordon. Meanwhile hundreds of protesters surrounded the Chiang Mai police station, stoning it with rocks all through the night before being dispersed by the concerted efforts of police armed with water cannons, early the following morning. Premier Calls for Concerted Action to Reinforce ASEAN’S Centrality. ASEAN foreign ministers met in Phuket to strengthen ties and further their goal of forming a European Union-style economic alliance. PM Abhisit opened the proceedings by saying “We must show to the world that ASEAN is ready to meet any challenge and is well prepared to act decisively”. Security issues in the region were on the agenda later in the week, including North Korea’s nuclear program, border disputes and terrorism. Coastal Energy Increases Offshore Production Coastal Energy’s subsidiary NuCoastal (Thailand) has just chartered an Atwood Vicksburg jackup rig to develop its properties in the offshore Songkhla B gas field and the initial development of the Bua Ban field. Coastal’s CEO said “This is the first step toward the commencement of our 2009 drilling programme. Coastal is excited to return to the development of its offshore assets. We expect further development to bolster current offshore production rates.” Bumrungrad Hospital In Rosy Health Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital is benefitting from swine flu, the summer school vacation and the stable political situation, prompting overseas patients, half its intake, to return. The hospital’s rooms and beds have been almost fully occupied in the past month, with a higher number of patients from the Middle East, its largest customers. A hospital spokesman said its profits increased 7.6% to Bt338 million in Q1, qualifying for an “outperform” rating.
Vol. 8 No. 22 1 - 15 August 2009
B U S I N E S S M AT T E R S
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Debt could be death of us all
by Simon Philbrook A colleague of mine, now returned from what still remains for now the reigning global financial centre, I feel obliged to give a reading of New York’s commercial pulse. As always in the city that never sleeps (but as a result seems to have a problem getting itself up and running in the mornings) there was no shortage of news: Uberswindler Bernard Mad off pleaded guilty to running the worst Ponzi scheme ever and was sentenced to 150 years imprisonment we’re just disappointed that no-one from the slumbering regulators is joining him there - were this to have taken place in Peking rather than New York then we feel that the officials responsible would also face some retribution. In a similar vein, Alan Stanford, who had been
granted release by court on bail of $ 500,000 is also looking forward to finding out how prison food tastes, now that bail has been revoked with Mr. Stanford seemingly considered a flight risk. The second quarter of the year ended with the S&P 500 index showing a gain of 2.5% for 2009 so far. It seems that dead cats don’t bounce as high as they used to do but that has given Wall Street food for thought - the main one being that ‘happy days are here again’ and the privileged few can start to pay themselves what might be considered obscene amounts of money as long as they manage to not lose too much money for clients this year - 2009 bonuses being predicted to outstrip anything seen in the last few years as long as the market doesn’t crash too horribly between now and the year end. Unfortunately, we think that it will crash only too horribly, so don’t order the 2010 model Ferrari, Armani or new wifey just yet, chaps. The green shoots seem
to be withering and dying everywhere with ugly stats pouring in left, right and centre from the real economy. In general NYC seems to be a city in complete denial - most people there have absolutely no terms of reference for what is happening and it is only when you get far enough away from the Wall Street blind faith that the economy always grows and the market always goes up to places like Connecticut’s rich seam of hedge fund managers do you find any kind of balanced perspective. NYC real estate seems to be on the precipice desperate sellers seem to outnumber keen buyers, construction activity seems to have entirely halted (bailout sponsorship notwithstanding) and vacancy rates look to be climbing. However, there are positives (whatever anyone tells you, there always are about NYC) - The amazing ability of New Yorkers to overcome the security problems faced in the last few years was evidenced by the
Plants make a lot more sense
by Mr Pobaan
One of the great things about living in a house – in fact, one of the great things about living at all – is that you have a small piece of land attached to your living quarters in which you can create your own idea of paradise. I refer to the garden. Of course living in a condominium isn’t the end of the world. For four years I lived happily on the first floor of a modest block of apartments, at about eye level with the trees in the lush communal gardens. Attractive as they were, being supplied with a ready-made Arcadian idyll never felt quite as good as getting out there and making my own. Mr Pobaan, your humble columnist, now occupies a house with grounds, but he is no Capability Brown. This incapability is most apparent when I visit friends around the teeter-
ing heights of Khao Talo. As they casually show off their manicured lawns and beautifully tended flower beds, I am left with a hollow feeling of inadequacy that the rolling acres that we at Khao Talo Towers like to call our estate (ie, the back yard) just don’t match up for design, colourfulness or lushness, nor for that intangible feeling of being in a garden paradise. This does not daunt your plucky columnist. The one unique feature of the Pobaan garden, and the one that is ultimately the only important one, is that it is the singular and personal creation of Mr and Mrs Pobaan. From a pile of builder’s rubble, we have fashioned a space which, while quite clearly not yet a rival to Nong Nooch, is completely our own. This week it was my birthday and my teerak
Mrs Pobaan, the pearl in my oyster and the chilli in my somtum, asked me lovingly what pleasures or trifles I might desire on my special day. This is always a difficult question, primarily because being married to Mrs Pobaan is itself sufficient reward for any man. What trinket could enhance my life when I am already so richly endowed with the bounteous pleasures of union with my beloved? Although Mrs Pobaan would have appreciated a Thai translation of the above purple passage, I considered it beyond the abilities of any normal interpreter of business English and instead replied, ‘I’d like tree for the garden.’ ‘OK. Let’s go tomorrow to buy a tree.’ So the day dawns and we scoot off south on the Sukhumvit Road in search of a tree. There are
official re-opening of the Crown level of the Statue of Liberty on July 4th and Macy’s fireworks spectacular in the Hudson that evening was something else. Not only that a new world hotdog eating record was set in this Year’s World Championship held as always at Coney Island on July 4th weekend. But, as someone who loves New York - who’s visited many times in the last 20 years, this trip felt different - visiting now is not so much like the last decadent days of Rome; it’s more like Pompeii. The biggest sign of New York’s oblivion to the fate that seems to be awaiting it is that the biggest news last week was the blanket coverage of the death of a popular music star whose most successful recording was 27 years ago. Admittedly, there’s much more to this story - the bizarre ‘Wacko’ life lived in public since he could toddle, the claims that Michael Jackson had become a significant human rights activist and fighter for worthy causes and also the fact that his death, at the
too young for anyone age of 50, happened just before he was about to embark on a new tour for the first time in 12 years. However the fact that this was almost all that was talked about in the media, on the streets and in the bars of New York last week at a time when the US and global economies moved ever closer to falling off a ledge worries us. We offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Michael Jackson on their loss of a loved one. We sympathise with fans who have lost an idol - at some time we have all had similar feelings - in our case we keenly felt the passing away of both Fred Trueman and Brian Clough (UK idols in my mind) even though it was only their public celebrity altar egos that we knew best. But above all, we feel genuinely alarmed for all the citizens of the global economy. Michael Jackson has gone and should be mourned by his nearest and dearest rather than having his dying photographs published on
quite a few tree shops on this particular stretch of highway, so we make a number of stops before finding an emporium capable of supplying a tree of sufficient beauty to mark such an important day. I choose one with feathery leaves growing out of a couple of rough stumps. It has a certain rustic charm. We carry it home proudly, dig a big hole in the garden and drop it in. We stand back to admire the considerable attributes of this newcomer to Khao Talo Towers. But something isn’t right. I realise it’s because I don’t know the name of the tree. It’s a bit like meeting someone and not being introduced. And then it strikes me that I don’t know the names of anything in the garden, except the mango tree at the end, because Mrs Pobaan is aways wondering when it will bear fruit. So I set about the internet to try to find names for all our plants. My birthday gift, it turns out, is a cycad, an example of a tremendously ancient group of plants that have been
around since before the dinosaurs. I know how they feel. Then there are those huge fan-shaped trees that I always thought were palms, but which turn out to be more closely related to bananas than coconuts. They’re called traveller’s palms – ‘traveller’s’ because if you’re wandering in the jungle in Madagascar (which is where they come from) and get a bit thirsty, you can rip off a giant leaf and drink copiously from the water stored in its stem; and ‘palm’ because minds greater than mine have made the same mistake as me. Then there’s that rather attractive clump with bright red stems which I learn is called a lipstick palm. Thinking that this name has a neat link with the sort of womanly things that interest my loving wife, I rush into the kitchen to share the results of my research. ‘Why is it called that?’ ‘Because its stem is bright red.’ ‘But why lipstick?’ I look at my wife as if she has just dropped through our atmosphere after a long journey from Pluto. It all seems rather obvious to me and I can’t understand why she doesn’t get it. ‘Because lipstick’s red.’ ‘It doesn’t have to be. You can have pink lipstick,
magazine covers but the news and the discussion and the debate should be on the real issues of the day - on how we can limit further damage and look to deal with the huge overarching burden of debt. Ironically Michael Jackson was someone who was severely compromised by taking on too much debt and maybe that’s the lesson that we ought to be focusing on from his passing.
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. or blue, orange, black... even green.’ ‘I think when they named the tree they had in mind normal lipstick as worn by normal women, not the stuff favoured by scary Goths or starlets in some 50s beach movie.’ ‘Red lipstick isn’t very normal at Xcite or Hollywood disco. You get quite a lot of green.’ ‘So what you’re saying is that we should find a palm tree with a green trunk and call that a lipstick palm?’ ‘That would be silly. Most palms are green. We bought the red one because it was red. It’s very pretty.’ I was going to tell Mrs Pobaan that the silvery-grey tree with spiky leaves is a Bismarckia nobilis but, not wishing to get into a discussion about 19th century Prussian politicians, I go into the garden to talk to the plants. They make more sense. Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway In our market you can’t get a small bunch of bananas; you have to buy a big fist. But we only eat one banana a day in Mr Pobaan’s morning smoothie. If you put them in the fridge they go black, but if you leave them out they over-ripen. Email your concerns 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
Thailand Sees Great Potential In Co-operating With Regional Economies
Thailand is making a determined bid to become the trading hub of SE Asia. Ranking among Southeast Asia’s largest economies, Thailand, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, (whose collective wealth accounts for virtually 80% of all foreign investment into ASEAN), had a combined purchasing power 10 times greater than all the other ASEAN members put together in 2008. Not surprisingly, Thailand is encouraging investment from its neighbours, not least because Asian economies are leading the global economic recovery; most regional economies having bottomed out from the global recession, due to government spending and interest rate cuts. As evidence of this, Tan Seng Chye, Vice Chairman, International Relations Committee, Singapore Business Federation, said: “The situation seems to have stabilised... They (Thailand) have offered many new facilities to attract businesses – not only from Singapore but also elsewhere – because of the competitiveness
of the current economic situation that we’re in.”
Out of the Region Influence In addition the world’s economic superpowers, the U.S. and China, are competing for influence in a resources-rich region whose sea lanes are crucial vital for transporting oil from the Middle East to China and NE Asia. However, the US ongoing financial crisis and rising unemployment will significantly weigh on global trade, affecting exportdependent Asian economies, so too much hope shouldn’t be placed in that direction. Likewise, massive stimulus spending in China is only likely have a modest impact on regional economies, as most demand is still driven by the US, Japan and Europe Incentives Government incentives for investors are encouraging, added to current packages available under the ‘Thailand Investment Year’ programme. A new initiative to encourage the use of renewable energy is also starting, with the BOI giving give priority
and incentives to projects dealing with renewable energy. Companies involved in these projects will be entitled to an eight-year exemption for import duties on machinery and income tax. The BOI is also seeking investments and expertise from regional businesses in sectors like motors, food processing and in particular, machinery, to free itself from the dependency on Western produced machinery.
Economic Growth The Thai economy has begun to recover but growth will be anaemic over the next several years, according to Jong-Wah Lee, the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank. “The economic recovery in Thailand has already started after contraction in the first half of the year. It may regain the growth of 2008 (2.6%) in the next year, but will remain below the average growth of between 2003 and 2007,” Mr Lee said “but the government must ensure its policy implementation is efficient going forward”.
Infrastructure Development Thailand is intent on developing its infrastructure under the Logistics Development Plan, covering logistics and transportation, including the new airport link, due to be completed by end-2009, as well as the high-speed train and double-track rail link with Southern China’s rail network, and also the proposed extension of the rail network from the Northeast to Laem Chabang Port; both of which the China Railway Construction Corporation and China Railway Engineering Corporation are interested in investing in.
Second Stimulus Package The Second Stimulus Package of US$40.5 billion, due next year, will spur development in 618 projects over a period of two years, across key sectors, including energy, healthcare, education, science and technology. Tourism and MICE Thailand is keen to encourage the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and
Exhibitions (MICE) industry, with world-standard facilities and incentive packages by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), which is organising 10 workshops, with 400 participants, in each of the country’s regions, to commence from this October. Tourism, however, has a major hurdle to overcome, having taken the biggest plunge in 49 years, with tourism down 22% on 2008, according to the Tourism Council of Thailand Chairman, Kongkit Hiranyakij. The global economic tsunami, political instability, the airport fiasco, riots and now the A(H1N1) flu outbreak, with a quarter-of-a-million infected and 44 deaths, could make tourism contract by 3-4%, causing the country to lose up to Bt200 billion of tourism revenue. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has some ambitious plans to offset external impacts if arrivals remain turgid, predicting Bt430 billion in revenue from domestic tourism alone, due to its marketing budget of Bt700
million; targeting local administration officials, expatriates and niche markets, such as golfers. Tourism fairs have been or ganised, initially for Pattaya and Ubon Ratchathani, Phitsanulok late July, Nakhon Si Thammarat in August and Ayutthaya in September. The TAT is organising more marketing activities, working closely with various agencies, such as the Tambon Administration and Provincial Administration Organisations and also the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to organise short tourism packages of 1-3 days in Bangkok and nearby provinces, particularly for business people. The industry was encouraged by the long weekend of July 4-8 when the domestic travel increased by 30%, while hotel occupancy rates increased by 20% on average. Overall,” Mr Kongkit predicted “If the government can solve its political problems and is able to host the ASEAN meetings successfully, tourism should be revived by the end of this year or the beginning of 2010.
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: email@example.com Quick Tip To help prolong the life of your batteries, seal them in a plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator. Misty Mirror Andy, is there anything to be done about my bathroom mirror fogging up while I shower? Todd Rak Thai To quickly clear the steamed-up glass, Todd, aim a hot hairdryer toward the mirror. Better yet, to prevent your mirror from fogging up in the first place, clean it once a week with a solution of dishwashing liquid and water. Make it part of your bathroom cleaning ritual. If that doesn’t work for you, try a more unconventional approach: rub the mirror with shaving cream, then rub it off well with a soft cloth. Cast About Do you have any idea where I might find cast iron cookware—or at least a fry pan? I’ve been searching for years but haven’t seen anything in Pattaya. Stanley
Yours is not the first inquiry I’ve gotten with that same question, Stanley. Until now I have been forced to plead ignorance. However, since the opening of the True Value Home Improvement store on Sukhumvit (at Theppasit Road), a limited selection of cast iron pots and skillets is available locally. Items range in price from about 800 baht to about 4,700 baht, depending on size. All are made in America. Wrap It Up Khun Andy, I like read your ideas about take care house and every thing and I learn to much how solve problem. Please you can tell to me some thing help use plastic for wrap food. I know I must to use but not easy. Problem even take piece plastic from end. Khap khun kha. Nuanjan I can relate to your having difficulty using plastic wrap, Nuanjan. It sticks to itself, curls up when you don’t want it to, and is tricky to use. I have solved most such problems
simply by storing plastic wrap in the refrigerator. The lower temperature seems to make the film... well, less flimsy--more firm and easier to handle. Keeping it chilled also will help with your problem of finding and lifting the end of the plastic wrap. You might also be interested in knowing that quality brands of plastic wrap, as well as aluminum foil, come in boxes with a tab at each end. If you depress those tabs, they will hold the roll in the box, further easing the use of the product. Salt Peter I haven’t cooked much in the past, Andy, but I’ve been getting into it more since moving into my new condo with a modern kitchen. Anyway, I recall my mother once telling me what to do if I accidentally put in too much salt during the preparation. Unfortunately, I can’t recall what the trick is. Do you know? Peter in Pattaya I do know, Peter. If you over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in
apeeled potato. The potato absorbs the excess salt. And here’s a bonus tip: If you put too much sugar in the food while cooking, add a little salt; the salt offsets the sweetness. Gate Keeper We’ve got an old, metal gate in front of our house which I would like to keep, but it’s seen better days. I want to paint it, but first can you tell me if there anything I should know before slapping on a coat or two of paint? Just Joe There are a few pointers to keep in mind when painting metal, Joe— whether dealing a gate, a fence, furniture or any other metal. First, if the gate previously has been painted and the paint is flaking or peeling, you will need to properly prepare the surface. Treat the metal with a solution of three parts bleach to one part water to get it completely clean. Remove any loose paint or rust with a wire brush, steel wool or other scraper. If the metal is bare (that is, if it has not been painted before), simply remove general soil and grit with detergent and water. Then wipe the surface using a cloth dampened with turpentine or vinegar; paint will not stick to a greasy or wet
Know what you are buying You know you want to live in Thailand and that you want to live in Pattaya. You have figured out how much you can afford and have decided what type of home or condo you want to live in, but do you know about the quality of that special residence you have your eyes on? Did you make your decision based on size, price, location or the advertising brochure? Did you fall in love with it when you made a tour of the home or condo or from an architectural model? It is good business to investigate beyond the flashy visual presentations and ‘show units’. Advertising and models may pique your interest, but it is your responsibility to look for substance. Many buyers never think to investigate beyond the presentation by the salesperson. They consider location, room size, floor
plan, colors and amenities. These are all vital aspects of whether a particular home or condo will fit your lifestyle. But purchasing a residence is also an investment not only in money, but in your valuable time. A calculating investor wants a home or condo that not only holds up physically over many years with low maintenance as it increases in value, but also expects it to provide carefree living that is comfortable, energy efficient and affordable. Time has precious value, even in retirement. Making a knowledgeable real estate buying decision is simple if you ask the right questions and look beyond what is on the surface. Don’t settle for less than you deserve for your investment. Here are some ideas on how to go about this, but don’t limit yourself to this brief article. Expand on these suggestions.
1. A major concern in Thailand is flooding. Even in elevated areas a sudden downpour can wreak havoc on a home. Confirm that the builder has created sufficient drainage away from the house. 2. What grades and types of materials were used in the building process? All building materials are not created equal and have different performance levels, maintenance requirements and useful life. If building or buying a newly built home or condo ask the builder for a listing of materials and grades used in its construction. 3. Is the home or condo insulated? Most Thai construction is not. Thai people handle the heat better than most foreigners. If you want cool comfort with electric bills that don’t collapse your monthly budget, proper insulation and attic ventilation is of
great importance. It is easy to skimp on something that isn’t readily visible like insulation. Confirm what you are getting. 4. Are the plumbing materials durable and accessible in case any leakage problems arise? Should an emergency happen, are there individual shut-off valves installed at sinks and toilets allowing for repairs without having to shut the main valve thereby stopping all water usage in the house? Chopping holes in concrete walls or floors around valves and drains are not acceptable when a simple access door could have been provided during the building of your new residence. 5. Foreigners like electrical gadgets. Are there ample outlets and circuits with breakers sufficient to handle the electrical equipment you plan to hook up? Are there
surface. Once the metal is clean and dry, you need to prime it before applying the paint. Double coats of primer will best ward off any future corrosion. If you are painting any metal that contains copper, be sure to use a metal-paint primer specific to that to avoid discoloration of the finished coat. Do not use cheap paint. Acrylic latex paint will usually do the job, but for the best results, use a direct-to-metal gloss latex metal paint. You can apply this according to manufacturer’s directions without primer, but a primer will always produce better, longer lasting results on metal. In the future, to help prevent rust, immediately touch up any small chips or scratches with primer followed by matching paint. Knob Need I have to replace a doorknob, Andy, and I can’t figure out how to get the old knob off. Can you help? Andrea People most often have a problem removing doorknobs because of hidden screws. (It’s more obvious how to remove hardware with exposed screws.) I will focus on the hidden-screw type, though the approach is much the same for many others. First remove the knob handle on one side of the door (if it’s an exterior door,
you should be working on the interior side). The knob handle is held on by a thin, spring-loaded detent (button) on the backside of the knob. The knob on one side or the other has the detent somewhere on the barrel. You press on this detent and pull the knob handle off while keeping the detent depressed. (It would help to use the small detent depressor that usually comes when you purchase a new doorknob; otherwise the tip of a small screwdriver will do.) Once the handle is off, remove the trim ring, or cover, using a wider, thin-blade screwdriver to pry off the trim ring. Look for a small notch in the trim ring, usually located at the bottom but, depending on who put the trim ring on, it may be in almost any position. Some trim rings don’t have a notch. In such a case, try to slip the screwdriver tip under the ring at the bottom. Be careful not to mar or scratch the door with the tool while prying the cover off; it helps to work at the very bottom of the cover so any scars are less likely to be noticeable. From this point on, the procedure is pretty straightforward: remove the clamping screws, the actuating shaft assembly and the exterior knob handle. --Handy Andy
adequate light fixtures or will you need to purchase additional lighting? 6. Does the builder offer ‘upgrades’ to the basic house amenities? Are they actually upgrades, or are they features that should have been standard? A home or condo that is ‘move-in’ ready with most or all of the features you want will most often cost you less than building from scratch where additional upgrades may be required. 7. Is (are) the air conditioning unit(s) of adequate size and high efficiency? On some new construction air-conditioning is offered as an upgrade. Find out if the air-conditioning and insulation package the builder offers is of sufficient size to properly and efficiently cool the square footage of the home or condo. 8. And finally, even the best constructed homes and condos built by top quality professional builders may require some attention after the sale. Inquire about what service you
will receive after the sale. Ask how quickly you can expect service if there is an emergency like a water pipe leak. What happens if the roof leaks, or the toilet is defective, or a wall cracks? Does the builder offer a written warranty on his work? Is it part of the contract? Which equipment, fixtures and products in the house or condo are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and not the builder? Will the builder aid you getting satisfaction if you have a complaint against a manufacturer? We are lucky to have some outstanding builders in the Pattaya area and you can expect excellent value for your money. But regardless of which contractor’s home or condo you purchase, it is just plain good business to know what you are getting as well as what you can expect after the sale. Good house or condo hunting. Owning a great place to live will double your enjoyment of living in or around Pattaya.
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Golf Returns to Golf from the Travellers Rest the Ok Corral by Barry Hooper
Golf returns under new management of the OK Corral. Recently the OK was bought by Matt and things are changing in the bar. Chris is helping out with the sports now and golf is back under PSC now. We are trying to run golf on Wednesdays and Sundays. Once a month we are looking at running a 2 day
trip to Soi Dao which will let people get away from Pattaya a bit and allow a quick Visa run. Recent outings have included the Warsop classic and Tuesday we played a water logged match at Emerald. Stop in to the bar if interested in golf and ask for Matt or Chris. Enjoy Golf!
Golf from Tropical Bert’s
by Derek Brook
Rayong Country Club Stableford After last weeks successful outing at this course, we rescheduled and returned for another round. Check-in was efficient from the friendly staff and the price, 300 Baht green fee, was even lower than a week ago! This made everyone happy and we were soon off to find the course in very good condition. A lot of work is going on around the course to improve the overall environment. Other than the few barren areas noticed last week and played as GUR, all aspects of the course were in excellent shape. The greens again were on the slow side but were smooth and true once the speed had been figured out. This reminded some of the greens at Siam CC years ago. All players expressed satisfaction with the course and we will definitely return in the months ahead. We
had a few more participants today including the venerable Bob Benda returning from a brief hospital stay for a stint insertion after heart attack symptoms. With more players, technical prizes’ were in order which made for a bit more interest on the par 3’s. Some good scores were recorded on this challenging layout with Joel Flor leading the way with 39 points, resulting in a one stroke cut to his handicap for the next few games. With Fish ‘N Chips on special back at Tropical Bert’s, we headed back for drinks, food and the prize presentation. We play every Tuesday and Friday from Bert’s and all are welcome. RESULTS 1st: Joel Flor (21) 39pts, now off 20; 2nd: Mashi Kaneta (12) 36pts, on countback over; 3rd: Tom Breslin (22) 36pts. Near Pins: Bob Benda, Mashi (2), Daryl Evans
“AUGUST” 2009 Golfing Schedule for the TRGG
(Please note that this list is provisional and is always subject to alteration) Monday 3rd Pattana Thursday 6th Phoenix Monday 10th Bangpra Thursday 13th Phoenix
Saturday 1st Green Valley Tuesday 4th Plutaluang Saturday 8th Green Valley Tuesday 11th Greenwood Saturday 15th Green Valley
A Two Weekend Success for Liam A name you will not have seen very often on my reports is Liam Horgan. The reason for this I am not really sure. But he has certainly done his best to make up for that over the past two weeks. He was second last week at Green Valley to George Robinson and then made this weekend an even better one at the same course with a fine win. It really must suit his game. It was his last game as well before returning home. Liam heralds from the Emerald Isle to be exact Dublin. What a nice way to finish any vacation. The other name that I just have to mention this week is Ted Senior. Over the three outings this week he had two seconds and a win and this was despite being cut two shots throughout the course of the week. Well done Ted your success is deserved. On Monday 13th July we took a visit to Bangpra A good turnout on the day and it turned out to be a very tight pointed affair with only seven points covering the whole field. Fourth place went to George Robinson with a thirty-four after a threeway count back against Alan Evans and Liam Horgan.
Third to first likewise was a thirty-five count back shoot down with Seamus Farrell (nice to see him back in the fold for a visit) loosing out to George Bishop second and just winning with a better back nine by two was Ted Senior. Three two’s Fergus Brennan, Seamus Farrell and George Robinson. No play took place on Tuesday this week
Saturday Winners Ted Senior Mod Chaviraksa and Liam Horgan
Thursday 16th of July. Another visit to our regular Thursday venue of Phoenix (Lakes & Ocean) Two’s on this course seem to be very hard to obtain. This is the third week that I have none to report. However the general scoring was strong with three-way count back thirty-nines covering second to fourth. Which was Tom McCarthy who could only
Three Sisters Golf
by Paul Donahue
The Three Sisters group hit the Pattaya Country Club around 6 am for a 6:30 tee off. The course was in good shape with the fairways recently mowed and the greens still being worked on
Shack II where the score cards were tallied. Dale Murphy, frequently at the top came in with a 39. Right behind him was Piranan Phanchai, a first timer with Three Sisters having a 38. Joe St. Laurent followed with a 37. The remainder dribbled down to
Dale Murphy on the left with Piranan Phanchai on the right
but in good condition. The weather could not have been more agreeable. Clouds with a peeking sun. There were thunderstorms all around but the lead group on the 18th hole only got a sprinkle. Players adjourned to Caddy
pull a fifteen on the back nine. Six up on him at twenty one were both Fergus Brennan and Ted Senior so count back of the last six was required with Ted edging it by two at fourteen. But the winner was in no doubt with a great fortyone from Rodney Hayes (new name to me this time) But a well deserved win. Congratulations Rodney or is
a low of score of 24 who’s owner will not be named but for once it was not Paul Donahue. Herbie Ishinage provided snacks and delicious sandwich ham slices and there was no shortage of beverages.
it Rod. Ted found himself cut two to thirteen on returning back to the Travellers Rest for the presentation. Saturday the18th and back for one of our regular weekend visits to Green Valley. Low turnout. Low scoring. The course proved tough on the day. Places awarded to third. Mod Chaviraksa found herself in that position
much to her surprise with thirty-two. Ted despite his two shot cut still held form to come home with a thirty-four and fifteen on the back nine. But little did he know that Liam Horgan (on his final outing of his vacation) had also posted an identical score and back nine count back so it was another count-back of the last six holes where he found he had edged it by just the one with twelve over Ted’s eleven. Well done Liam two good weekend plays in a row. Hope you return home safely. Three two’s Mod at the second. George R. at the ninth and Billy Fitzgerald (there is a name I have not seen for some time) at the sixteenth Detailed Results for the week – Monday 13th at Bangpra Ted Senior 35 hc 15 c/b George Bishop 35 hc 14 c/b Seamus Farrell 35 hc 35 c/b George Robinson 34 hc 11 c/b Alan Evans 34 hc 24 c/b Liam Horgan 34 hc 12 c/b Thursday 16th July at Phoenix (Lakes & Ocean) Rodney Hayes 41 hc 11 Ted Senior 39 hc 15 c/b Fergus Brennan 39 hc 09 c/b Tom McCarthy 39 hc 22 c/b Saturday 18th July at Green Valley Liam Horgan 34 hc 12 c/b Ted Senior 34 hc 13 c/b Mod Chariraksa 32 hc 11
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The Bunker by Mick Ramshaw
Pleasant Valley We haven’t played Pleasant Valley for a few months so the Bunker Boys decided to give it another go to see how it was coming along. Most of the course is in good condition and the’ve removed a couple of the internal “OB’s” which is a plus but there’s still plenty of construction going on with trucks buzzing arouns everywhere but it’s gradually improving. Rab McDonald kept in touch with the leaders in the golfer of the month table, but he had to settle for second place today losing on a count back to Eddie Martin while Geoff Cox’s 35 point was enough to get third place. Results: 1st Eddie Martin (hcp 17) 37 points 2nd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) 37 points 3rd Geoff Cox hcp 13) 35 points Near pin winners - Tony Robbins, Eddie Martin and Alan Sullivan. Emerald Playing a Medal round at Emerald our most senior
player “Reggy” had his second win this month shooting a level par to win by one stroke. Rab McDonald was runner up and Geoff Parker came in a close third to put all three of them in
LOCAL SPORTS Crystal Bay Mashi came close to winning the golfer of the month title in June and he seems determined to win it this month. Mashi scored the most Stableford points today to beat Rab by one point to add to his win he had at Green Valley earlier in the month taking him into
Eddie Martin winner at Pleasant Valley
the shake up for golfer of the month along with Mashi (who was absent without leave today!) Results: 1st Reg Smart (hcp 22) nett 72 2nd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) nett 73 3rd Geoff Parker (hcp 15) nett 75 Near pin winners - Unto Kilvonen, Alan Sutherland, Colin Stokes and Geoff Hart.
second place in the monthly race and Tony Robbins had a good day finishing third with 34 points. Results: 1st Mashi Kaneta (hcp 12) 37 points 2nd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) 36 points 3rd Tony Robbins (hcp 11) 34 points Near pin winners-Only three greens hit and they were hit by Eddie Martin, Tony Robbins and Takeshi Hakozaki.
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Wednesday Quiz League
R2Q3: Q: Name the capital city of British Columbia. A: Victoria. Boxing Roo thought it was Vancouver. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, the 15th largest metropolitan region in Canada. The largest city is Vancouver. Appeal denied. R3Q8: Q: How many holes are there on an English peg solitaire board? A: 33. Boxing Roo thought there were 81. According to Wikipedia (and several other sources I found) the English version has 7 rows: 3 holes in rows 1, 2, 6 and 7, and 7 holes in rows 3, 4 and 5. So 33 holes in all. Appeal denied. R4Q2: Q: Who created the 15th century painting ‘The Adoration of the Magi’? A: Leonardo da Vinci. Palmers appealed for Giotto (and Bowling Green also put the same answer). Literally hundreds of painters have painted The Adoration of the Magi, Leonardo’s being completed in 1481. Giotto also painted one, but as his was completed in 1306, I cannot accept that answer. The Boxing Roo, W. Tankie and Nervous Wreck guessed Titian, but as he lived in the 16th century, their answer cannot be correct. Likewise Bunker’s guess of Tintoretto who also lived in the 16th century. The Londoner’s answer of Velazquez came close: he did paint The Adoration of the Magi, but it was in 1619. Cheers thought it might be Goya, but he lived in the 18th/19th century. The Rising Sun, Shagwell, OK Corral and Derbyshire all plumped for Botticelli. From Wikipedia: The Adoration of the Magi is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, dating from 1475 or 1476. So Botticelli is an acceptable answer. 2 points to those four. The results sheets for the match between W. Tankie and Bowling Green eventually turned up. I have incorporated those results into the table above. Ian “Next week’s matches August 5th: Bowling Green vs. Boxing Roo, Bunker vs. Cheers, Derbyshire vs. OK Corral, Palmers vs. W. Tankie, Rising Sun vs. Londoner, Shagwell vs. Nervous Wreck.”
Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table Golf from Tropical Bert’s by Thomas Cotton
In an exciting finish to the end of the season several teams had to battle right to the end of the evening to record a result. The Bunker Boys played the Sunshine Boys, both honors resting on the beer, win to Rising Sun. Cheers played away at the OK Corral, both honors resting on the beer, Steve (OKC) checking out on the bull. Melly’s Crew took game and beer against Palmers, whilst Lucky Time won both
at O’Leary’s. Congratulations to Lucky Time on becoming League Champions, and ‘darts’ to runners up Mee Chew (only 1 point behind Lucky Time). Congratulations to Simon (Mee Chew) for the highest checkout of 111. Double congratulations to Palmers who managed to record the highest Under 10/s scored with a total of 99, and also find themselves recipients of the Wooden Spoon. See you all at the end of season party
at the Rising Sun next Friday. And finely, I wasn’t going to say anything, but, after receiving several phone calls on the subject, it is my duty to report, that Lance got beaten, nay, slaughtered in his singles match, in which he played a girl! The lady in question being Ta (Capt’ Mick’s lovely wife), and Ta obviously had a cunning plan! The transfer window is now open. Sunshine Boys, want to get rid of anyone! DARTS
A mere 220 years ago, the Parisian citizenry stormed the Bastille, the hated symbol of monarchial oppression. When our correspondent woke on Tuesday morning, the sky was heavily overcast and it was raining, so he wondered whether the delicate golfers from Tropical Bert’s would be brave enough to storm Greenwood Golf Course. But at Tropical Bert’s, launch pad for the attack, there was a respectable contingent keen to face the storm and storm the course. Their numbers were augmented by returning combatants. Amongst them was the the staunchly Democratic Doug Maiko, still blaming George W. Bush for all the ills of the world’s economies. So the revolutionary and apolitical alike scuttled off to Greenwood, hoping they would land an agnostic foursome. We were also favoured with the return of Mashi Kenata from his annual sojourn in the U.K. Steve Hamstad appeared, although his PSC membership had evidently lapsed, but he was determined to keep in the running for the coveted “Alan Bolton Golfer of the Year”. Steve was in
TC, Steve Hamstad, Perry McNeely, Bernie Seagrave fine form this day, driving block Mashi’s Mashers from long and straight and putting winning the front nine. But, like a champ. If not king, in the end our Captain’s Steve may be queen of the luck was smashed and the par-3’s but oddly this day his Mashers won the back nine swing was shunned by the and the game! short holes. His putting, on Back at Bert’s we celebrated the other hand, was masterful Bernie Seagrave’s exemplary and inspiring. performance with 5 strokes Well, the day started with over his handicap. But sadly, a steady drizzle which we didn’t have one French morphed into an unsteady person with whom to share drizzle, which denigrated the “Fete Nationale” of into a drip, which finally France. Perhaps they were departed, leaving hazy and put off by the home of the cloudy skies with a tentative British Legion. sun peaking-through, teasing Winners: the golfers. Our correspondent Bernie Seagrave, 41 pts was able to play the whole Steve Hamstad 36 pts, on round without once donning count-back from his sun glasses. There were Perry McNeely 36 pts several memorable shots, like TC 34 pts that of our Captain DB, who Near Pins: Mick O’Meara chipped-in for a birdie on (2), Bernie Seagrave, Daryl the very long C-9 Par 4 to Evans
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PSC golf from the Café Kronborg
by Peter Blackburn & Dave Richardson
Monday, July 20, Pleasant Valley – Stableford 13 keen and dedicated golfers departed from the Kronborg at 0815 hrs on the dot for the 55 minute journey to the challenging Pleasant Valley. It was overcast when we arrived at 0910 hrs but we were confident that the rain would stay away as indeed it did, although the humidity was high. As usual the course was in great shape with a great deal of work being undertaken on many parts of the course. Amongst our numbers were a couple of Aussie visitors, Harry Kelly from Korat, formerly from Gosnells Golf Club in Perth and Andre Van Dyk from Merewether Golf Club in Newcastle, N.S.W. We also
said farewell to Gary Bingham who is returning to California in a day or so. Our first group hit off at 0926 hrs as there were very few other golfers on the course. Our group was second to tee off and we completed our round in the excellent time of 4 hours which included a couple of drink stops. Modesty prevents me from elaborating too much so may I just say that while others seemed to struggle somewhat I had a “day out”! It seems to be the trend that Café Kronborg golfers who are about to depart Pattaya often pop up with a “last game” win and today was no exception as I am returning to Perth this week for a short visit (Some say thank goodness for that). The winner of A Flight with 40 points was your scribe,
Peter Blackburn (playing off 15 today but it will be 13 for my next game). In second place was Karsten Kristensen
with 34 points and in third place with 32 points was the technicolour Walter Bachli. Hugh O’Donnell won the B Flight with 30 points and in second place on a countback was Andre Van Dyk with 29 points from The Admiral himself, Dave Richardson who finished third.
Thursday, July 23, Bang Pra - Stableford We left for Bang Pra at 0830 under rainy skies for a 1030 tee off but the traffic was horrendous and the journey took an hour. Returning via Highway 7 took us just 45 minutes. The course on the day was wet after a lot of recent rain but in very good condition with a smattering of monkeys. We had 13 starters so just the one flight and in first place with 36 points was Marcel Wittwer with a welcome return to form ( probably Blackburn’s absence that spurred him on). In second place was another of our Swiss friends Walter Bachli on 33 points. Doug Maiko got third place with 30 points on a countback from Andre Van Dyk who finished fourth.
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Peoples Golf Group for month of August 2009
Oldies Destroy Pretty Boys in Double Header Softball Sunday by Mick Ramshaw Another magnificent softball double header was on display Sunday. John CF had the cooler filled, Ice fried up the sausages and burgers, and over 25 players took to the diamond to display their skills. For the first time since anyone can remember, both old codgers Perry and Alan were put on the same team. Yours truly thought he and his handpicked team could beat both dogs with one stick. The old boys definitely had more then a few tricks up their sleeve as
they dominated both games and age triumphed over beauty and the old guys won both ends of the doubleheader. Rick Z. was named MVP for his solid play at shortstop and excellent hitting. Pattaya Softball would like to give our regards to Curtis who will be back in November, and to the Boston Banger, Marky, who will return in late September after experiencing culture shock Argentine style. For boxscores, some softball action photos, see below and see you on the diamond, next Sunday at 1pm.
Alan and Perry’s Oldies were crowned double header champs! Front row L to R: John S., Josh, Phil, Shawn (red hat). Back Row L to R: Rick Z, Scott D., John CF, Michelle and Perry, Dirk, Rhys, Scotty, Robin
PEOPLES Club is located at Soi 23 just 80 metres off Siam Country Club Road. PEOPLES Club offers a large indoor venue with Thai and Western food, a full bar, a gorgeous pool, billiards, and a friendly comfortable atmosphere. For more information , please contact Terry Patterson at 089-939-3524.
Golf from Tropical Bert’s
by Thomas Cotton
Dan about to connect on one, as Scotty at third base, John S in left field and Rick Z. at short get ready to play some defence
Curtis is welcomed back with a nasty pitch that he strikes out on. Hopefully he will practice in Malaysia, but at least he has some sweet pin striped pants!
Although still July, a rather august group of golfers assembled at Bert’s on Tuesday morning to wage war on Green Valley Rayong, a lovely course, not far from Pattaya. At breakfast, many of the golfers were lamenting Tom Watson’s weekend loss of the British Open. Like Watson, Green Valley’s designer, Peter Thompson, won the British Open five times. So we ambled out to the course which was blanketed by dark clouds. As we started to tee-off, there was thunder and flashes of lightning. This was an insuperable distraction to one of our number who quit play after the first hole and retreated to the safety of home. It has several names, so let’s just use “astraphobia”, the abnormal fear of thunder and lightning. Our correspondent has always enjoyed being out in electric storms and one night long ago in Northern Ontario had a thrilling night sleeping in a white tent during an extremely violent lightning
DB, Frank Pilkington, TC, Perry McNeely storm. We would prefer that who will win the coveted any time to being on the “Alan Bolton Golfer of the wrong end of a 130 mm Year” award. It has come artillery barrage. down to a two-man race, with Anyhow, the remainder of a third man, Perry McNeely, the field slogged on, intent on whose progress towards getting their money’s worth. “Golfer of the Month”, holds It started to drizzle and then the other race in the balance. drip and then drizzle and then The situation is reminiscent drip and so it went on all of the F1 Champion’s Title, morning and afternoon, but which is often decided by an never wet enough to render interesting combination of the course unplayable. Not a outcomes in the final races. one of us was rendered dead So stay tuned till next week by a bolt from above. The when all should be decided at first prize went to the player Phoenix Golf Course. famous for missing the twoWinners: foot putts, with several on this TC 41 pts particular day. But he had a Perry McNeely 38 pts good excuse (this time), with Frank Pilkington 37 pts all the celestial disturbance. D.B. 36 pts As July unfolds there is Near Pins: Mashi Kenata, increasing suspense about Perry McNeely (2), DB
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rawing back the punters: I recently made note that The Dollhouse chrome pole palace (Walking Street) had introduced draught amber fluid at just 39 baht as part of an attempt to woo back the only punters left in Fun Town at present: namely, the long-term expats and regular visitors. The price has now changed to 55 baht, which I think is far more sensible for the owners as I really can’t see how they would be making much money at 39 baht. That price remains the discounted thirst quencher all night. Happy hour runs from 8:00-10:00pm with all house liver wasters, Thai rotgut, and lolly water at 55 baht. Certainly the joint seems busier now because of the new policy. There have been upwards of 25 dancing damsels taking to the revolving stage and scattered about what is quite a spacious bar on the last couple of occasions I’ve wandered in, with a number of the professional wallet emptiers being very easy on the optic nerve. Well worth putting back on the list of places to visit. Up for grabs: The former Lido theatre and the Tony’s Beer Garden (South Pattaya Road, near Third Road) in front of it are both up for rent. According to a sign out the front the Lido is 80,000 baht a month, the beer garden reduced to 40,000 baht a month. Down in Soi 6 the Ruby Club remains well and truly shut, months after it was supposedly going to be renovated. According to locals about the only ‘renovation’ that has taken place is the removal of the electricity meter. More than a jungle out there: Down in Soi 16 off Walking Street the Covent Garden complex of dens with
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dancers and beer boozers is finding the current low season truly a struggle in almost all cases. Coming up the soi from the Arab quarter it’s noticeable just how many of the beer boozers are closed while the others are lucky to have more than one punter nursing a libation. The four ogling dens, Club Boesche, Catz, X-Zone, and Sin City (originally Baywatch, then Taboo, then Black & White; and that’s all in the space of three and a half years), are all doing it tough, for varying reasons. Catz is the smallest of the four in terms of size but it holds up well as far as having a decent- if not outstanding- line-up of chrome pole shuffle artists. They’re a friendly bunch with a mamasan who tries her best and is not pushy. Catz has a strong expat and regular visitor following with a healthy-looking Lanky Bob holding court most nights after 10:00pm. Libations are a standard 95 baht for almost everything liquid. Club Boesche is caught betwixt and between at present. There is no shortage of exponents of the chrome pole prepared to cavort about the stage covered by not much more than a pair of stilettos and a few tattoos, and most are worth a second look. The Jacuzzi is generally occupied by a pair of young ladies who resemble a couple of felines licking each other clean in hard-to-reach parts. Many people find the music far too loud, making any kind of conversation with a chrome pole molester akin to a shouting match while libations at 120 baht tends to stop the average expat making much more than a cursory visit. Re-arranging the deckchairs: Back in May 2003 the ostentatiously named
Queen’s Park Plaza complex, about 50 metres down Second Road from the Greg’s Kitchen English noshery, opened for business. As I wrote at the time, ‘the place will have beer boozers, an ogling den, nosheries, massage facilities, and a karaoke lounge. Talk about trying to be all things to all people. I’m surprised there isn’t a child-minding centre and an old people’s rest home on the site as well.’ It was no surprise the place failed miserably and eventually closed. Over the past few years the beer boozers at the front have tried to carry on trading, although the usual wallet emptiers are members of the all cock and false pussy brigade. The complex is now known as the Grand Beer Night Plaza. Was it worth the wait? Down in Soi 15 off Walking Street the Sakura Club 69 finally re-opened its doors in mid-July after the previous owner sold up. The place looks the same inside as it always has: a central very high stage and bench seats rimming the walls. Libations are over-priced in the main for what is, after all, a den yet to make its mark in a tough scene: 120 baht for most liver wasters and some bottled amber fluids, although draught nectar retails all night at 60 baht a glass. The new owners have done a fair job of recruiting a plethora of some attractive and very lean dancing damsels, which made the one danger to maritime shipping on stage really stand out. She turned out to be a former hostess (or perhaps a bouncer) from a prominent and popular nearby den who told me she took to the stage because “I want slim”. While the Sakura Club 69 dancers are attired in very short skirts, the manufacturers clearly don’t stretch their apparel sizes beyond Double Hippo, thereby leaving nothing to the imagination. Here and There: Congratulations to the Pattaya Sports Club that celebrated 30 years of success in July. They began in July 1979 with 31 original members. The very nicely appointed Goodfellas all things to all people joint situated right opposite the Marine late night head bangers auditorium on Walking Street shows movies and sports on 17 screens, sells Cuban cigars and reasonably priced
thirst quenchers, has some attractive hostesses and is a good place to take a genuine ‘date’. In their promotional material they say they are in Soi Goodfellas, previously Soi Lucky Star. Nice try, but I’m afraid the little alley is still known as Lucky Star; it takes years of successful existence before you get your own ‘soi’: think Yamato, BJ, and Diamond, for example. The Fun Room ogling den (Soi 15, off Walking Street) re-opened its doors in mid-June after being closed for more than a year. Nothing has really changed and one wonders why the owners bothered. It’s a narrow joint staffed by the ones John West rejects, although it does have draught beer at 39 baht. I’d rather pay extra elsewhere. Secrets (Soi 14) is well named because the temple of afternoon delights and evening assignations has found the ‘secret’ to keeping busy despite the fact tourism to Thailand is officially down 22 percent this year. With a clutch of coyote dancers, hostesses, and freelancers and a popular website and forum, Secrets is one place keeping the customers satisfied. Tales from the Crib: That Fun Town is a truly unique and an unashamedly unabashed nightlife destination is not in question, but after a while we resident expat denizens are apt to start thinking everyone who comes here will fall in love with the joint. The reality is that Pattaya’s nightlife can be a bacchanalian shock to the sensitive systems of foreign visitors. A retired acquaintance of mine, let’s call him Mike, who has enjoyed living in the fruitful fleshpots for some years had his brother and other family members come for a visit. Although his brother is a married man Mike decided to take him for a saunter down Soi 6. They went into a bar where Mike is quite familiar with the upstairs lying-in facilities and the duo was immediately engaged in physical conversation with a pair of fondlers. Mike’s brother was not in the least enamoured by the unwanted attention but needed to heed the call of nature and went in search of the appropriate urinal. He was followed into the said urinal by one of the ladies who contrived to use her hands to stimulate
further physical conversation. As Mike’s friend Bob put it when this story was being related, “she was probably just welcoming a new member.” Mike’s brother was disgusted by the entire sordid episode and never again ventured
anywhere near a bar that could be construed as employing ladies of dubious moral virtue. Piece of Pith: “No woman will ever be truly satisfied, because no man will ever have a chocolate penis that ejaculates money.”
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Pattaya Today’ s Brainy
by Mr Mick
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. 4
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:
It’s worth a raise folks Bidding is not a scientific subject and many decisions could go either way. In today’s deal you hold ♠ 10 8 6, ♥ K 10 5 2, ♦ 6, ♣ K 10 6 4 3. As the dealer you pass and, against silent opposition, your partner opens one diamond to which you
5 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.
reply one heart. Then partner jumps to 2 no trumps, so what is your next course of action? Your mind should be alive with the possibilities and the scenarios. Partner’s two no trumps is not forcing in most systems but shows 18 or 19 points and is most encouraging for game. Of
1. Hazel Shell 2. Heart Fast 3. Air Ray 4. Play Knife 5. Jay About 6. Hear Fold 7. Black Size 8. Choir Friend 9. Brain Basin 10.Trench Elope
Solution Issue 21
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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters
1. TIED SYN 2. REAR NAG 3. NO AS TIT 4. SHE PARS 5. NECK QUI 6. LURE CUT 7. SEND ASS 8. FIG MANY 9. MI BLUES 10.HUG FART course, you could pass. You only have six high card points, it’s true, and you singleton in partner’s suit is not encouraging. Nobody could rage at you if you abandoned ship at this stage of the game. Yes, on the other hand, some would argue that a raise to three no trumps is in order. Your partner’s bidding suggests he does
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... not hold a four card major, and you both may be pleasantly surprised to find out that there’s a fit in the club suit. A marginal point is that you have three 10s which may come in handy for the inevitable finesses which will be part of this contract. Yes, on balance, bid three no trumps and to hell with the conservatives.
ANSWERS 1. Up Led 2. Out Away 3. Slaughter Maid 4. Tram Go 5. Jobs Less 6. Hot Ring 7. High Weight 8. Trench Elope 9. Back Coach 10.Flint Smith
Start Cast House Car Worth Spur Light Ant Stage Lock
ANSWERS 1. MOP SOUP 2. RATS PAN 3. LUST SIN 4. CID CALF 5. MASS DUE 6. REV ICES 7. MEGA ASS 8. L NOT FAR 9. HI SCYPS 10.O TIN CAN
POMPOUS SPARTAN INSULTS FLACCID ASSUMED SERVICE MASSAGE FRONTAL PHYSICS CONTHIN
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The Ritz Cafe
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Top Nosh for the Dosh
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers
The most reliable of gastrono-meters is personal recommendation and satisfied customers. We have received so many positive endorsements for The Ritz Cafe and its acclaimed 3-course roast dinners, its ambrosia cheese cake and its famous spirited proprietor/chef that it was top of our “must visit” list. John, the owner/chef/ restaurateur is an ex-naval officer who cooked for the hierarchy of the British Senior Service and completed his tenure as the personal chef to Admiral Sir William Andrews. He later established three London restaurants and a well known catering company. After many
enjoyable holidays here he decided to relocate to Pattaya, open another restaurant and re-don his toque blanche. Tucked away in Jomtien Complex this pleasing bijou cafe is a unique and worthwhile destination. The decor is attractive and comfor able, tasteful and laid-back with stylish subtle lighting and a pleasing ambiance.
We were seated in the conservatory-style frontage and deemed our first impressions as a hit from the word go! The menu is admirably concise. The main attraction is the splendid 3-course dinner priced at B.340,
although sin- gle dishes can be ordered. Australian steak as an alternative main dish to the set menu is only an extra B.50. With diverse choices in each course it covers the spectrum of international dining. Portions are gargantuan so be prepared to indulge. Our mission was to sample the set menu and so to start the proceedings we ordered
the chicken liver pate and pumpkin soup. (Other home made soups include minestrone and tomato and other appetiser options, BBQ pork ribs, prawn cocktail and smoked salmon). A flavoursome, hale and
hearty pumpkin soup hit the spot for me while Mick gave a big tick to the intense appetising pate. The texture was note-worthy and reminded us of the best chopped liver recipes enjoyed in London delicatessens. Throughout our meal we were imbibing and enjoying the house red wine. (By the glass, B.110 and B.120 for the red and white respectively, served in ample proportions with small and large carafes at B.150 and B.325). Our chosen main courses then arrived; roast chicken with all the trimmings and red snapper. Lamb and pork roasts are also available and other choices from the fish of the day selection comprise grilled salmon steak and fish and chips. There is a vegetable wizard in this kitchen, fantastic bowls of freshly “cooked-to-perfection” vegetables are served with every dish on the menu and they are impeccable. Crunchy broccoli, creamy cauliflower, sweet carrots and tasty cabbage are cooked to exactness. The half roast chicken (which came with an extra portion of
roast potatoes) was admirably skinned for arterial damage control and sat in a puddle of light gravy with a robust stuffing. The red snapper was delightful; perfectly pan fried and perched atop of a profusion of soft red, yellow and green peppers together with caramelised onions. Single dishes (all priced at around B.250) feature pork chops, lamb chops, liver and onions, steak and kidney pie, beef stew and more. Do save room for a dessert. The list evokes nostalgic puddings: apple and blackberry pie, apple/marmalade or jam sponge, sherry trifle, ice cream with chocolate sauce or their acclaimed blueberry or chocolate cheese cake. We chose the sherry trifle and it did indeed whisk us back a few decades and sweetly brought down the curtain on our most pleasant experience of dining at The Ritz Cafe. A nice touch at the conclusion of our meal was the provision of perfumed, iced towels. To sum up, The Ritz Cafe is “a find” and it would be a glaring omission if as food reporters we failed to spread such good news to our readers. Located in Jomtien Complex. Best to approach from the entrance by Shenanigans, first right and it’s about 50 meters on the right. Open daily from 6.30 pm till 10.30 pm (last orders 9.30 pm). Tel: 084 865 0415 for reservations.
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Dear Food Lovers,
My son has a passion for Scotch eggs and I would love to make them for him at home. Have you a recipe that will get me a big smile and a “wow – thanks Mum, the best I’ve ever eaten”. Regards, Pat. Dear Pat, Yes, we have. By the way, the history of Scotch eggs is surprising; they were invented by a chef at Fortnum & Mason in 1851 as a natty way of presenting eggs and sausages for their luxurious hampers. As there are only a few ingredients involved it makes sense to use the best available. For the classic Scotch egg this recipe uses top quality sausages rather than making your own minced pork mixture. Supplemented with chopped smoked bacon, lemon zest, fresh thyme, sage and parsley they are superb. For a luxury item on the buffet table you can use quail eggs. Enjoy. Regards, Mick and Di.
Classic Scotch eggs Makes 6 Ingredients 100g day-old sourdough-style bread with crusts 8 medium eggs Flour for dusting 12 pork sausages (340g) 2 rashers rind less, smoked bacon 1 small lemon 1 tsp finely chopped thyme leaves 4 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 5 sage leaves Oil for deep frying Method Blitz the bread into crumbs. Spread on a plate until required. Place six eggs in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and boil for 4 min. Drain, refresh under running water for 3 min. Gently crack the shells and peel the eggs. Dry on kitchen paper. Sift 4 tbsp of flour into a bowl. Roll the eggs through the flour; shake dry. Whisk the remaining two eggs in a bowl. Run a knife down the sausages, peel away the skin and break into a mixing bowl. Finely chop the bacon. Remove zest from the lemon and chop to dust. Add bacon, zest, thyme and parsley to the sausage meat. Finely chop the sage and add. Season lightly with salt, generously with black pepper. Mix with a fork. Divide into six equal pieces and form into balls. Working on one egg at a time, flatten a ball of sausage meat on your hand. Paint with beaten egg and place a floured egg in the middle. Form the meat around the egg, pressing to seal and cover evenly. Repeat with other eggs. Dip each in flour, then beaten egg, then crumbs, placing on a plate as you complete them. Heat sufficient oil in a fryer or pan to immerse eggs. Test by dropping a scrap of bread into the oil; it should turn golden in 15-30 sec. Cook the eggs in uncrowded batches for about 4 min until evenly crisp and pale golden. Drain on kitchen paper. Eat warm or cold, with mustard.
If you would like to request a recipe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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South Pattaya’s Latest Top Table
Gourmet alert: A new venture in an old venue on Theppraya Road is the locale for Pattaya’s latest upscale restaurant serving fine European (and Thai) cuisine. It is the Alois Restaurant and Wine Bar which is named after the legendary hotelier and philantrophist Alois X. Fassbind. The owner Vichai Priyatrakulruji was closely associated with both Alois and the well loved restaurateur, Bruno Forrer and in honour of their fond memory has named his new restaurant, Alois. See details of the Memorial Charity Dinner to be held on 2nd August on the website below.
We were dining with Vichai who proudly brought to our attention the reasonable prices in his extensive menu. This is high end cooking in any one’s book but the prices are not. For example, 180 gr. of the celebrated Wagyu “kobe” rump steak is only B.650 and the 3-course lunch at B.310 is surely a bargain. Multiple choices from the set menu’s appetisers include, at the time of our visit (it changes weekly), beef carpaccio or pumpkin soup followed by poached John Dory in a coconut milk sauce or chili citrus chicken scallopini. Dessert was amaretto parfait followed by coffee or tea. In point of fact, a great secret of how to eat in top restaurants at low prices is to seek out set-lunch menus. Our initial nibble was a tasty shrimp toast amuse bouche which was promptly followed by our selected appetisers, antipasti, frogs legs and stuffed mussels. Other starters include beef carpaccio with tomato, shallots, hazelnuts and balsamic vinegar (B.150), vitello with tuna sauce, pan fried goose liver with risotto timbale and a range of gourmet soups. My choice of frogs’ legs were exceedingly good. Tender morsels
At the entrance to the restaurant we were greeted and conducted to our table, the atmosphere enveloping us in a refined oasis of calm. The decor is tranquil with the gleam of polished wood and the sparkle of glassware. The tableware is impeccable, the snowy napkins stand to attention, the waiters are well-groomed and solicitous and we were filled with confident expectations for our first Alois experience.
expertly cooked came resting in a scrumptious parsley, garlic and onion silky emulsion. While across the table Mick was tucking into an antipasti medley of salami, Parma ham and coppa plus an outstanding mortadella. Vichai was savouring the oven baked New Zealand green lipped mussels laden with a spinach, shallot and crispy leek fusion. A sensational passion fruit sorbet followed which
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers
really did wow the senses and enliven the palate. Our chosen wine for the evening was a soft, velvety Pinot Noir. The wine cellar at Alois is an oenophile’s Aladdin’s cave. A temperature controlled environment houses signature picks of the best labels from across the world. Again, all pockets have been considered and wine starts at only B.920 a bottle and rises commensurately for the premium vintages from famous vintners. For hard-core meat eaters we spotted stewed Australian beef tenderloin served with a mushroom ravioli and red wine gravy, Australian veal shank in vegetable sauce with saffron risotto and a plethora of steak, pork and lamb options from the Charcoal Grill menu. I was almost tempted by the U.S. Maine scallops but in the end the lemon sole won my vote, while Vichai opted for the duck breast with braised red cabbage (B.270) and Mick the chef’s recommendation of oven roasted rack of lamb on spinach with marinated bell pe pers and roast potatoes. The fish was spot on, pan fried to perfection
and served with a smooth buttery emulsion, the rack of lamb was yielding and tender accompanied by an intense gravy, and Vichai’s duck looked a picture partnered by it’s ruby cabbage accompaniment. We passed on dessert but next time I will leave room as these are much acclaimed sweet-tooth nirvana. The apple strudel with vanilla ice cream, the ricotta cream pie, the warm sour cherries with cinnamon ice cream, the famous crepe Anonyme are all dulcet reveries. Alois manages a successful mixture between informality and smartness, chicness and cordiality. It is a professional, proficient restaurant which effortlessly runs on oiled wheels. It delivers beautifully cooked, expertly flavoured meals, skillfully presented and lovingly served. High order cooking indeed and a starred restaurant already receiving kudos in Pattaya’s culinary circles. We enjoyed our meal enormously. Alois Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated on Theppraya Road, South Pattaya (opposite the Captain’s Corner). Open daily for lunch and dinner, 12 noon to 2.30 pm and 6.00 pm until midnight (last orders 10.30 pm). Tel: (038 267 191-2). Visa and Mastercard accepted. Private room available for parties which seats 25 people. Visit: www.alois-pattaya.com.
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Quick & Easy. We buy/sell used goods. We pay instant CASH. TVs, HiFis, Watches, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Cameras, Musical Instruments, Phones, CD Players, Electrical Appliances & more. Home/office clearances. Large item pickup. All goods must be in working condition. Bring your I.D. Visit our 300m2 store 2nd Floor Pattaya Klang. Tel 038 488 240 Fax 038 488 249
(ptm-2208) Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand.net, info@ ecobrand.net for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! (ptfas-g2408)Wireless “G” Linksys Access Point Unit together with SMC ADSL Converter both like new and ready to give a clear wireless signal throughout your abode. Very cheap price for both, 1,800 Baht. Gary Hacker 089 803 0388 or 038 225 349. (ptfas-h2208) T.V. Table on wheels, black,700 baht. 087 100 5726 or 087 235 6835 (Thai) (ptfas-h2208)Baseball Glove, Rawlings 13 inch, brand new for a “lefty” 1800 baht. Tel: 087 100 5726. (ptfas-t2308) Ping G10 Complete Golf Set. 12000 bht. never used; Call Tomas 082 257 9027. (ptfas-j2108)Sony 40” LCD TV, Big Refrigerator 15 Cubic, front load washing machine, big microwave, two sectional couches, new queen bed, carpets, desk, wooden file cabinet, printer, fans, kitchenware. All one year new, half price. 086 846 3200. (ptfas-j2308) Laem Chabang Golf Family life membership 4 sale B 595,000. Prem 089 002 3493. (ptfas-j2308)BBQ for Sale. 3 burner, oven, USA temperature gauge, cast iron plate and grill, stainless steel trolley, Baht 20,000. 081 376 1773.
(ptfaw-j2308)Wanted: I Need Some Teak Wood Furniture for my Home display cabinet, TV stand, end tables, coffee table, bookcase - good condition, fair price. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone 087 009 3837.
Boats for Sale
(ptm-m1908)2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck, 260 HP, 26 ft., 1.9 mil. baht. 2004 Sea Ray 260 SD, air/gen/320 HP, 28 ft. 2.95 mil. baht. Contact 081 831 1600. (ptbs-a1508)Jet Ski for Sale. Sea Doo RXP 2005. Color Green/Black at 270,000 baht (can negotiate). Tel. 087 617 9115. (ptm-1108)Paddle on Lake Mabprachan on Your Own. 9-foot single-person canoe for only 2,000 baht. Paddle and life jacket included. Call Les at 087 136 5925. (ptm-0508)For Sale Imported Cruiser Boat Regal Commodore from US – 29 feet, 320 HP. Many option – GPS – Fish Finder – Hot water – Toilet – Shower etc. – Correct Price. Tel. 085 225 4037.
Boats & Marine Wanted
(ptfbw-k1508)Outboard Motors Second Hand 200 to 300 H.P. For export. No problem. Cash paid immediately. PH 086 006 8390.
(ptfjv-em1908)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/profit charing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-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. (ptm-c2208)Jomtien Plaza Cafe Bar for Sale, Freehold. Good position at entrance to condo units, ground floor only. Seating for approx. 30, terrace area also (this is rent only). Only 2 million baht. Call 084 350 9304 English, 038 303 236 Thai. (ptm-p2308)Bargain Soi 8 Beer Bar for Rent. Key money 100,000/year, rent 70,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387.
Classified (ptm-j2308)Partnership in Industrial Supplies. Established business, low risk, good returns. 3,000,000 thb, email@example.com. (ptm-m2108)For Sale Sports Bar. Long established pool, quiz, dart teams. – No time wasters. Contact mprc01@ gmail.com (ptm-j2208)Restaurant for Sale, Naklua, Wongamat. All equipment included. Surrounded by Hotel & Resorts. 2,800,000 baht. Call Jhonny 085 110 1161. (ptm-to0008) Go Go Bar for Sale. Located right on Walking Street. Great opportunity to own a busy Go Go Bar. Excellent terms. Long term lease, long term fixed rent, fully operational. Seats 120 happy customers. Multiple stages, changing room/storage/office. Asking price 5,500,000 Baht. Call 080 637 7400 Now! Cafe/Restaurant, Great Location on Thappraya Rd.Jomtien. Full size Kitchen, Office & 4 rooms above. New fit out, nothing to spend. Owner returning to UK. Urgent sale. Price reduced from 1.5mb to 750,000 bht. Pattaya Ocean Property. M. 081 158 0065, Office 038 374 623. Beer Bar. Air Conditioned plus Beer Garden 4 TV’s with cable, Internet, Located off Soi Buakhao. Rent 17,500 p.m. 3 year Lease. High Profit Popular Bar, 2.2mb. Pattaya Ocean Property, M. 081 158 0065, Office 038 374 623. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (ptm-k0008)Shop House for Sale. New 2 storey shophouse units for sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/large balcony, land size 24sqwa, 100sqm living space ideal for home and any kind of business. last unit available, quick sale 2.5million ONO. Call 038 413 551 mob.087 132 5600.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Cleaning Services - A rare opportunity to purchase Pattaya leading cleaning company. This company has been running many years and has many existing contracts. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Bar – Located in central Pattaya, this double shop house bar is priced to sell. There is a pool table and kitchen with accommodation for staff. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info
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Fax: (038) 374535 BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. 5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org BS0256: This Italian Restaurant has just been reduced in price as the owner needs to reside back in Italy. fully functional kitchen inclusive of wood burning pizza oven for the authentic taste of Italian pizza!! Fully furnished with rooms above also which could be used to reside or to rent. This business needs to move fast hence the price at 850,000bht!! Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: email@example.com Thai Living : HOT SALE 8.5 M.THB. Apartment for sale. Soi Arunothai near Carrefour, 5th storey with 20 rooms of apartments, all rooms are fully furnished. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Corner Commercial Building for sale in popular soi. (Between 2nd rd. and beach rd) for 8.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Bali-Style Shops on Siam Country Club Road. Surrounded by 1,000 Homes. For Rent or Sale by owner. Perfect for Mini mart, Pizza Delivery, cafe, coffee shop/ bakery, bar, deli, restaurant or retail sales business. Large outside seating and sales area. Front unit rents for 42,000 Baht per month. Back unit rents for 18,000 Baht per month. Entire building rent is 50,000 Baht. Will sell on 83 square wah, corner plot directly on main road for 8 million baht. Financing available. Includes air cons, refrigeration, cooking extractor hood, counters, displays. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
Education & Training
(ptm-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. (ptm-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. Learn to Speak, Write and Read Thai ?!! Learn to understand what people are saying around you !! With a professional and experienced Thai teacher. Contact 081 466 7478, 080 635 1769. (pta-0406)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. 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. 038-489-225-7 Fax. 038-489-228 www.prolanguage.co.th
House for Sale
(ptm-c2208)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. (ptm-r2208)Soi Nernplubwan East Pattaya, Wanthip 1, 2 Storey House (Big) for sale, very nice 2 storey house. 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, European kitchen, beautiful decoration and furniture, must see. Only 5.7 million baht. Call 089 964 4139.
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House for Sale The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. 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. We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. 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. Want a Thabali 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!
Condominiums for Sale
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. NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 12 Million Baht………..‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! 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. 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. 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. 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. Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo 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. 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!
(ptm-k0008)Shop House for Sale. New 2 storey shophouse units for sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/large balcony, land size 24sqwa, 100sqm living space ideal for home and any kind of business. last unit available, quick sale 2.5million ONO. Call 038 413 551 mob.087 132 5600. Soi Siam Country Club, House for Sale. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished with European kitchen, UBC, cable TV. Includes double oven gas cooker and imported furniture from England. 50 sq. wah. 2.5 mil. baht including transfer fee. Payment Negotiable. Call 086 323 3523, 087 134 9669. Great Value “Quick Sale” Stunning Family Bungalow Next To New Golf Course. 9.8 mil negotiable. Very spacious with private swimming pool in large well kept garden. 3 beds, 3 baths and large lounge. Soi Siam Country Club (only 10 mins from Central Pattaya). Quality furnished throughout, European kitche n, high security alarm and electric gate. Don’t miss this one!!! 215 TLW. Call 089 607 9850. THAIHUS: New 2 storeys house with sea view, 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, close to Hua Hin city, ready to move in, Price start from 6.5 Million THB. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. We Speak Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English and Thai. THAIHUS : New 1 storey house In Hua Hin 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, Ready to move in, Price start from 4.2 Million THB. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. We Speak Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English and Thai. Stunning Townhouse for Sale in a Famous Village in Soi Tan-Non. Only 4.8 Million Baht, 25 sq. wah under Thai Name. Have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 w/ jacuzzi) have heater, fully furnished, a very nice living room, dining room, have Euro Kitchen, 4 aircons, 2 balconies, swimming pool, small garden, 2 parking space, playground, maid room, underwater tank, ADSL, Cable, Direct telephone line, 24 hr security, w/ alarm system, maintenance paid already. For viewing and more information please call us: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
For Quick Sale! Only 11 Million Baht. A spacious and well furnished 90 sq. wah house. Have 3 bedrooms, living room. European kitchen, private pool. Located in Soi Kao Talo, only 10 minutes drive from Lotus South Pattaya. For viewing, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. A Captivating Townhouse is now for Sale for only 5 Million Baht. Located at 378/69 Moo12 Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20260, 20 meters from Royal Cliff Hotel and opposite of Royal Cliff Sports Club. 82 sqm land size, 200 sqm living area w/ garage and balconies. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master w/ jacuzzi), quality fitted Euro Kitchen, amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table and equipped with alarm system. For viewing and more details please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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 13 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Fascinating House for Sale at Chateau Dale Village, Thappraya Rd. 496 sq. m, have 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, car park and a private swimming pool. A haven that is so peaceful. Price is only 17.5 Million Baht. For viewing and more information, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale!!! A 2-storey Brand New House at Banglamung in Soi Water Office. Only 1.5 Km. from Sukhumvit Rd. 250 Talang Wah. Have 5 rooms, kitchen, living room, 3 bathrooms, (1 w/ jacuzzi), with built-in thick wooden furniture, garden, parking
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space. Now price is only 9.5 Million Baht. For details and viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 5 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. HS1260: 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom bungalow for sale located in east Pattaya close to the Maprachan Lake. Just recently come available with new private pool, 170sqm house and land size 472sqm!! This is priced at 3.5 million for a quick sale. Call us 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1258: This property has just been reduced from 6.5million to 5.999 million!! This property is 3 bedrooms, modern furniture and a fitted European kitchen with all modern appliances, complete with Jacuzzi. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1266: This property is located in SP 3 Village in east Pattaya. A very nice property with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom full A/C and full furniture, ready to move in. with in the project there is a communal pool and gym. Priced at 5.290 million. Call us 08-47808457 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HS1261: This property has just been finished located in Bang Sarae with in reach to the beach by only 2 minutes!! The property sits on 500sqm land, 182sqm of living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, A/C and inclusive of private swimming pool! Priced at 5.8 million!!! Call us 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living: Chateau Dale Thabali Villa. Prime location residence, 2 storeys with 124 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 3bed/ 4 bath, private pool. 11.9 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Baan Natcha Village, Central Pattaya. Nice residence area, 2 storeys with 104 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 2 bed / 2 bath, 1 office, Private Pool. 14.5 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien Beach. Single storey house with 85 sq.wah. 3bed/3bath. 5.2 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net In Central Pattaya. 10 room house and three room house in small compound. Behind Carrefour. Near Third Road. Perfect for Bed & Breakfast or private home. Only nine million baht. Financing Available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
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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 038-231-931, 087-021-7014 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers !!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and
Classified 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
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Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to
have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings……examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
House for Rent
(ptm-n2208)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Eurokitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 33,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptm-n2208)A Beautiful House for Rent at Pratumnak Hill Soi 5. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Fully furnished, European kitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 50,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. (ptm-n2208)A Beautiful New 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. (ptm-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. (ptm-p2208)Soi Saim Country Club, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, Europe style kitchen, fully furnished, 5 aircondition, 5 fans, house phone, private swimming pool and garden, 24 hrs security, car park. Price: 55,000 Baht per month. Tel.087 906 8569. (ptm-p2208)Wat Nong Kead Noi, 36 rd, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, new painting , house phone, car park, 24 hrs security. Price: 6,500 Baht per month. Tel .081 625 9303.
(ptm-a2308)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/months. Contact 085 507 3295. (ptm-a2307)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 085 507 3295. (ptfhr-ta0008)Furnished Townhouse for Rent. Located at Soi Khao Noi. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Only 5,000 baht per month. Call 080 646 5322. Beautiful Detached Villa Quiet Area, South Pattaya. 4/5 bed, maids quarters. Hi speed internet. Fully furnished garden & 2 Car park. 35,000 Baht P.M. Office: 038 374 623. Eng: 081 158 0065 www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Email : email@example.com 2 Bed room House East Pattaya- Air conditioned, Furnished, Car park, Garden , Quiet Location off soi. Khaonoi 17,000 baht PM. Office: 038 374 623, Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaoceanproperty.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Luxury House- Pratumnuk 2 bed, 2 bath, Fully Furnished. Beautiful Swimming pool. Internet, Car park, A/C washing M/C. security 60,000 P.M. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaoceanproperty.com, E-mail:email@example.com Pratamnuk Town-House 2 bedroom, 2 mins. to Dongtan Beach Modern Furniture and Fittings. Internet Connection, 40,000 baht P.M. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 081 158 0065 www. pattayaoceanproperty. com, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien beach. Single storey house. Fully furnished, taxi route. 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: Royal Park Village (Rungrueng) Jomtien Beach, fully furnished, nice residence, fully facility, a few minutes to Beach and Central of pattaya. 30,00035,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay Villas, Jomtien Beach, 1bed /1bath. Fully furnished, Private Pool, a few minutes to Beach and Central of pattaya. 25,000-35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving. net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: We have house in Thepprasit area for rent (new house) price from 18,000-25,000THB./M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill, 2-3 bedrooms, 3 storey house. fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Rent start from 25,000 - 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364515 / email@example.com / www.thailiving.net HR1175: this property has just come available for rent and is located in east Pattaya close to the Maprachan lake and easy access to Bangkok. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. Private swimming pool all for the exclusive price of only 25,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1176: This large bungalow has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 office, maids quarters, fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, 1600sqm of land, ADSL ,Satellite TV, private swimming pool priced at 55,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
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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 038-373966or by Email: email@example.com HR1173: This private 2 storey property has just been placed on the market in Pratamnak 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, and modern furniture, the best kitchen ever ADSL, UBC and private swimming pool also inclusive of CCTV for extra peace of mind. Priced at 55,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1153: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom bungalow located in SP5 Village Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL! New very large house ideal for the family as it is very close to communal features just 40,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by Email: email@example.com HR1169: This house has just recently come available again. Consists of 2 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. The property is located in east Pattaya with very good communal features priced at 23,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HR1170: This property is located in the Jomtien area. It is a 2 storey Thai/ Bali house inclusive of large garden and private swimming pool with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, ADSL connected already. An ideal property for the ex pats who are now residing here in Pattaya! Priced at 70,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by Email: email@example.com HR1168: This property is located in Suwattana Garden in East Pattaya. Large village with good communal facilities. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with private pool. Priced at 30,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1167: This property is located just of the third road of Pattaya and sits in a small village. It is 2 storey property with 2 bedrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here in central Pattaya at 22,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Great Mediterranean style villa for rent at 60,000 Baht per month! This superbly finished four bedroom four bathroom home with swimming pool is a must see for those wishing to rent a great home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Apartment/Rooms for Rent
(ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quiet 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.
Condo for Sale
Ideal 1st Time Buyer. Hagone Condominium Thepprasit Road Soi 10. 32 sqm 5th floor studio, newly decorated with kitchen and furniture. Good location area with restaurants and bars, good facilities swimming pool, restaurant, shop, laundry. Only 590,000 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 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 some sea views, 1 bedroom with built-in wardrobes, A/C. 1 living room, fully furnished, A/C. New large kitchen with fridge freezer, 2 LCD, big screen TVs, 2 ceiling fans, etc. Just been furnished and completely refurbished to high standard. 2 big swimming pools, fitness centre, shop, restaurant, lovely gardens, 800 metres Jomtien Beach. All this for only 2.9 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 New to the Market and Near the Market!!! 800 meters from Jomtien Beach. A lovely 30 sqm studio on 1st floor, big balcony overlooking garden and swimming pool. Just been renovated with new A/C, new furniture, big screen TV, small kitchen with fridge freezer, etc, etc. You won’t find better. Ideal for 1st time buyer. Only 890,000 BT. (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 Angket Condominium Jomtien Beach. We have several sea view studios for sale. Starting at only 1 mil. baht. In need of renovation, these are selling fast. 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 Khiang Talay, 15th Floor, 42 Sq. M. Studio, Fantastic Sea Views and Koh Larn Island. Fully furnished, re-tiled floor, etc. A very popular condominium in a very nice area. Close to the beach. Only 1.8 million baht. (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya. com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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, email: email@example.com The Residence Jomtien New 52 sq.m. 5th Floor Studio, 800 meters from beach. Euro kitchen, quality furniture, big balcony, huge swimming pool, fitness centre, brand new building. Well under developer’s price, only 2.8 mil. baht. In foreign name. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Real Bargain of the month. Only 1.3 mil. In Foreign Name. Freehold or 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, email: email@example.com Majestic Jomtien 600 meters from Beach. 60 sqm, 4th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 bathroom, kitchen, 2 balcony, fully furnished and renovated. Overlooking swimming pool. Very good price. Only 1.6 mil. Baht. Freehold. Rent 12,000 baht a month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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… Fantastic bargain. Only 1,350,000 mil. baht. Freehold or rent 12,000 baht per month. In Foreign name. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd.
087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com 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 (ptm-nat2308)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: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptm-j2308)Brand New Studio, 36 sq.m., seaview, at Wongamat beach, full builtin furniture. 081 867 1321. (ptm-j2208)Northshore, Great Opportunity. 80 sq. metre apartment, 10th floor, south facing, beautifully furnished. Only 5.7 million. 081 720 2586. (ptm-a2308)www.siamocean-view.com. New Luxurious Condos on Pratamnak Hill. Price starts at 4.2 mill. (84 sq.m.). Foreigner name! We got inhouse finance! (20% when sign contract, 20% when move in and last 60% spread across 5 yr) 0% interest! Please call ALF at 087 135 8196. (ptm-a2208)Euro Condo for Sale. Internet, pool, walk to Carrefour. French bathroom, wall mirrors, porch with kitchen, fully furnished. 1 studio room, Spanish Condos. 089 098 8531 (Ami), touch_of_ email@example.com, (33 sqm) 1,200,000 baht. (ptm-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.
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(ptm-a2408)ViewTalay 6 Condo-Two Back from Beach Front Side Facing Walking Street. 86 sqm9th floor-Foreign Name4,900,000 Baht Unfurnished Shell 087 145 8491. (ptm-g1208)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, email@example.com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing. com/viewtalay (ptm-L2108)Northshore Beachfront Condominium, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, #2101, 21st Floor, Overlooking Pool and Beach, Facing Walking St., 64 Sq. Mtrs, Fully Luxury Furnished, New Washing Machine,100% Equipped, Soi 5 and Beach Rd., 7.9 million baht FOREIGN NAME. (Will consider term payments up to 8 months) Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634. (ptm-L2108)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 10 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 1804, 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; all 3 side by side); 1906 (19th floor), 2005 (20th floor), 2104 (21st floor), 2205 and 2206 (22nd floor; both side by side).
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. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (ptcs-0008)Sale 1,500,000 Baht, Rent 1,000 per night, 5000 per week, 15,000 per month high season. 10,000 baht per month on 1 year contract. Marble Condo with stunning sea view, on 5th floor, fully furnished, in foreign name. 350 meters from sea in quiet, safe coastal village, Baan Amphur, south of Pattaya off Sukhumvit road on the way to Sattahip. Wonderful weekend hideaway next to Ocean Marina harbor, near Phoenix Golf course and Pattaya airpark. Welcome to come see. Free rent for up to two weeks if you decide to buy. This is our residence as well, and we would be pleased to show you the neighborhood. Call me, Lela, at 66 (0) 86-9849700, or e-mail lelaaukes@ gmail.com (pta-dec0008)Penthouse 720 sqm with a Spectacular Front Sea View. 300 meters from the beach, 5 minutes away from Walking Street. In the best location of Pratamnak Hill. This residence is a 360° unblocked sea view, with a golf and Buddha Hill. Large terrace (240 sqm) with huge Jacuzzi. New modern design concept, 4 beds/ baths + maid room. Any room have terrace. Euro style kitchen, living 118 sqm. Fully furnished at high standard. Price exceptional at 41,000 baht/sqm. 29.9 Million Baht. Tel. 081 863 1076. http://pattayabeachviewcondo.com
Stylish Condo for Sale at Keang Talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Now for only 1.25 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. A Very Nice Condo for Sale. Located at the 3rd flr. of Bangsaray Condominium. Totally renovated and has 2 bedrooms. Price is only 4.2 Million Baht. For more viewing and more information please call us : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Private Sale Near Jomtien Beach, 2 Balcony, 8th Floor, Corner 45 sq.m. Sea View Studio. Just been completely renovated to very high standard, new furniture, kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, LCD TV, pictures, plants, everything you need. I need a quick sale as I’m going back to UK, hence only 1.5 mil. baht. In Foreign Name. Call Alan 087 139 1570 (Eng.) An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. CS1316: This apartment is located in North shore on beach road Pattaya. It is an 01 unit next to the elevator. Euro kitchen, A/C, fully furnished at 64sqm 1 bedroom apartment with a great sea view. Easy access to the beach and in foreign quota. Priced at 7.4 million. Call for more info 038-373966or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CS1309: the Avenue condo under construction as we speak and will be complete December. 1 bedroom available, come complete with euro kitchen, A/C and located looking over the communal pool on the 8th floor. An investment not to miss! Call for more info 08-47808457or by Email: email@example.com CS1311: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien. 28sqm, fully furnished in which case everything is new and never been lived in!! Owner needs to reside back in UK. Only 890,000 O.N.O Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CS1314: New studio apartment located in the Residence, Jomtien. 53sqm over looking the grand swimming pool and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Priced at 3.2 million! Call for more info 08-17613238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1230: Brand new A.D condo studio apartment on the top floor, 32sqm, euro kitchen, fully furnished, A/C with sea views! Available at only 1.55m Offers considered! Call for more info 08-47808457 or by Email: email@example.com Thai Living: Jomtien Beach Condominium (RimHaad S1), Jomtien Beach, 8th floor, corner room, Original condition.34 sq.m. 1.5 M.THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving. net / www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: View Talay 2A- 74 sq.m, Foreigner name, 4th floor, For 2.75 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Corner unit, Fully furnished and great sea view, 9 M THB. 165 sqm, duplex unit. 40th floor. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving. net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Complex. nice sea view and good location, 68 sqm, high floor, fully furnished. For 2.9 M. THB / unit, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay 5D, Pattaya side and nice sea view, fully furnished. 48 sq.m, 14th floor, 2.75 M THB. , For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: The Avenue Residence, Building C, Pool view on 6th floor, great location. 2.1 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: The Trendy Condominium, Bangkok. 66 sq.m, 18th floor, For 5,500,000 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay 5D, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, 14th floor, 86 sq.m. fully furnished .For 5.8 M.THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net
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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, Email: 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.novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: email@example.com (ptm-L2108)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. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome!
View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. One million two hundred thousand baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime,Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. For sale by owner. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only two million baht. Fifty percent financing available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Classified 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 087021-3170. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream,
be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments…..Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
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(ptm-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 internet, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. From 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website to see the quality of our apartments, www. royalparkjomtien.com (ptm-2208)Spanish Place Condo, Central Pattaya. Studio 28 sqm. Fully furnished, a/c 5000 Baht/ month. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptm-t2108)Condo to Rent. View Talay 6 Next to Central Festival Shopping Plaza, Deluxe beach front penthouse, 87 sq. mts., Walking St. side. 1 bed, 1 bath, large open plan kitchenlounge, sea balcony, best views in Pattaya, 60” TV, UBC, Wi Fi, 45,000 baht per month, 083 404 5395 Eng, 085 225 6465 Thai
(ptm-gl0008)Privately Owned Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent, newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, kitchen. Normally 2000 Baht per day but will be negotiable for monthly or yearly rent. Interested call 087 141 2783 or email: email@example.com (ptfcr-gh2208)Brand New1BR Condo Adjacent to Avenue Mall and Villa Market. Top floor view, swimming pool and elegant lobby with security. Passcard entry, hardwood floors, dramatic tile bathroom with plate glass. Spacious kitchen, aircon throughout, garage parking and one block to Beach. By Owner 17,000/ mo. English: 089 803 0388 or 038 225 349. Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 12,000/month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845. 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com
Classified 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, email: email@example.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptcr-0008)Sale 1,500,000 Baht, Rent 1,000 per night, 5000 per week, 15,000 per month high season. 10,000 baht per month on 1 year contract. Marble Condo with stunning sea view, on 5th floor, fully furnished, in foreign name. 350 meters from sea in quiet, safe coastal village, Baan Amphur, south of Pattaya off Sukhumvit road on the way to Sattahip. Wonderful weekend hideaway next to Ocean Marina harbor, near Phoenix Golf course and Pattaya airpark. Welcome to come see. Free rent for up to two weeks if you decide to buy. This is our residence as well, and we would be pleased to show you the neighborhood. Call me, Lela, at 66 (0) 86-984-9700, or e-mail email@example.com Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Stylish Condo for Rent at Keang Talay(near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Best Quality Beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
A 105 sqm. Superb Condo which has captivating sea view is now for Rent. Furnished, has 2 relaxing bedrooms, 2 cool bathrooms and direct telephone lines. Price is only 28,000 Baht per month. Call now at: : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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 CR1185: This property is located on the top floor of View Talay 2. It is a 41sqm studio apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views of Pattaya. Only 15,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1183: 1 Bedroom apartment located in Wongamat area has just been finished to a high standard, fully furnished with free wi-fi internet and fitness center at only 30,000 p/m Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com CR1184: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartment is located in Star beach on the 11th floor, with fantastic view of Koh Larn island. It has also just recently been refurbished too. Only 45,000 P/M Call for more info 0849442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 60,000 P/M view http:// www.pattaya-property. biz/index.asp to view pictures or call 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR0871: 2 bedroom apartment for rent, Wongamat beach area,70 Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C, LCD TV, from 28,000 P/M Call for more info 0847808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 CR1182: Studio apartments located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, Wi-Fi internet, big TV, brand new renovation with great Prices start at 9,000 P/M call 084944 2541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1122: 1 bedroom apartment, brand new, 51 Sq m, fully equipped, superb location 5 minutes to Walking Street, reduced price 22,500 B Per month, Call for more info 08-49442541 or by Email: email@example.com CRGR: New golf range has some brand new apartments for rent all with TV, fully furnished with shower room and use of the communal swimming pool as well as have a pratice at your golf techniques!! Bar and restaurant open soon. Only 7000!! Per mth call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1180: Newly renovated 12th Floor sea view apartment, located in Pratamnak on the hill, fully furnished, euro kitchen and only 14,000 per month Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1019: Ground Floor 1 bedroom apartment in View Talay 2A, Located in the center of Jomtien, modern furniture, European kitchen, ADSL. A must to view 25,000 per month Call for more info before its too late!! 08-17613238 or by Email: email@example.com Thai Living: Pattaya Hill Resort, Jomtien Beach, 40 sq.m, 3rd floor, fully furnished. 10,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Studio for rent at View Talay 5C, 6th floor Pattaya side. Nice area and easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, fully furnished 18,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Grand Condotel, Jomtien Beach. Fully furnished and great sea view on 16th floor, 226 sq.m. 1b/1b, Big Balcony, 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving. net / www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: Jomtien Complex, Sea View-high floor, Fully furnished. 68 sq.m. 17,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.thailiving.net Thai Living : Ananya Beachfront Condo Naklua soi 4, Building C, 4th floor. Beautiful beachfront unit with fantastic Sea View, huge balcony, 143 sq.m, 2b/2b, fully furnished. 60,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Studio for rent at View Talay 5C, 18th floor. Nice area and easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, beautiful furnished 15,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving. net / www.thailiving.net THAIHUS : Condo for rent in Wongamat Beach 1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 27 floor, 96 Sqm. Sea view and full facilities. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. THAIHUS :Condo for rent 19,000/month, 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms Full facilities newly renovated condo, tastefully furnished unit at a reasonable price with full European kitchen. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. THAIHUS :Condo for rent in Wongamat Beach 2 beds 2 baths 38,000/month, 143 Sqm. uses of the facilities of the 5 star beachfront hotel located next door. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. 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.
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View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084. 111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 90,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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 oceanview and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
Classified Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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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BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , www. countrypropertyservices.net (ptm-n2208)Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364.
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(ptm-c2308)Bang Saray Hills, Prime Real Estate for Sale by Owner, 2 to 3 rai, spectacular ocean and mountain views, walled, water, 3 phase electric, most exclusive farang area. 2.9 million per rai. 081 295 7236. (ptm-d2108)Land for Sale: Huay Yai 3 Plots Available in this private development at 313 tw, 200 tw and 192 tw. Infrastructure in place with underground facilities and 3 phase electric. Priced to sell at B.8,000/t.wah. Contact: 087 810 3325 (English), 089 748 1693 (Thai) LS1020: a fair size plot of land at 672sqm surrounded by other houses already, electric, water available, road frontage all around. Priced at 3.5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living (L163): Soi Siam Country Club, land for sale with 20 Rai-122 sq.wah for 35 M THB. Only 1 km from Sukhumvit Road. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: land and house for sale. Bang Sare, 1 Rai 200 sq.wah for 2.55 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill Soi 4 (Opposite Star Beach) 207 sq.wah Sale 55,000 THB per sq.wah. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: land for sale. Bang Sare, Less than 1km. to the beach. 2 Rai 100 sq.wah for 1.9 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 Million per Rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398.
Land for Sale. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for business and investment. For quick sale, only 10.8 Million Baht per Rai. Please call us at : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale 7 Rai. 43 Sq. Wah located at Najomtien Soi 8-12, Soi Pinnacle Resort, Opposite of Thai Alangkarn Show, only 350 m. from seaside. Price is only 20,000 per sq. wah (56,800,000 Million Baht). Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398 for details and viewing. For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/ Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com 2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/ Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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- 038231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by 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) 231931 or (01) 634-2915 Email: email@example.com 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 Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut trees-absolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buycall to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Develop ment. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development LandBaht 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 email@example.com 2 Rai Beachfront land in Jomtien for 25 Million Baht /Rai. If you are looking for land to build a beach front condominium or a small scaled up class housing project this is it! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087-021-3170
THAIHUS : Properties urgently wanted for rent in Pattaya and Jomtien areas: Call us today at (Eng) 085 277 7900, (Thai) 087 973 9704 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fax: (038) 374535 (ptm-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptm-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. (ptfsp-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattaya-secretarialservices.com. Client service 081 550 0885. (ptm-e0008)www.pattayaingatlanok.hu Properties in Pattaya and more. Tel: 087 067 0239. 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@ pattayaoceanproperty.com (ptm-j2108)Storage Lockers for Rent. From 300 baht/mo. Jomtien Plaza. PH 085 275 0987. (pta-no0008)No 1 Visa behind Carrefour, Central Pattaya. Visa service for Thais to visit abroad, UK, Europe, USA and Australian Visa Specialist. The best affordable professional visa service in Thailand. Over 7 years experience. Taxi to the embassies, cheap airline tickets, travel medical insurance. Tel: 038 360 204, Mobile: 089 246 5980. ( p t m s p - 1 3 0 9 ) A rc h i t e c t Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptfjv-em1908)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ re-cushion, etc. Bought and sold/profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-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.
(ptm-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) (ptm-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: email@example.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) Freelance I.T. Specialist. Services Offered: Data Recovery (accidental format and deletion), Website design and devolopment, Hardware/ Software setup and installation, PC cleaning and mainte nance, Free online tech support for minor issues, LAN Configuration, etc. Contact: 087 481 2163, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dan One Call Service. Property Services includes general household repairs, air conditioning repairs, swimming pool maintenance, gardening new and maintenance, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, cleaning. General Services includes translation, assistance for Thai driving license, immigration matters, real estate matter, driver for your own car. Call 085 163 5037 or email: p.krittaphon@ yahoo.com VDO Present Studio. We can make a presentation as VDO Presentation, Recording, Music VDO, Slide Show or special photograph in expertise skill in photographer. Please contact: Tiwa 086 787 8001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Made to Order Cakes and Brownies, characters such as Sponge Bob, Barbie doll, Power Puff Girls, Spiderman, Christmas Bears and etc. Call 089 607 9850. Also, available Chocolate, Banana and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese. 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)
Classified If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: email@example.com Legal and Visa services provided by American expert living in Thailand more than 10 years and English-speaking Thai lawyer.see ads in PattayaToday. Call PAPPACo., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) for a free consultation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(ptfjv-es2308)Sales Agents Wanted. 10,000 baht monthly salary plus earn up to 150,000 baht per month. Call Paul on 084 799 8796. (ptfjv-sfm2208)A New Modern English Radio Station is currently looking for full-time/part-time Sales/ Marketing staffs. Good personality, hardworking, optimistic people are welcomed. Contact: 083 773 3210 E-mail: email@example.com
(ptfjv-p2408)Sales Person Needed for ROSTEDT Store in Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Ability to speak, read and write English is must. Contact Khun Phut 089 403 0903. (ptfjv-r2208)Sale/Marketing Urgently Required: Salary+ Commission: Thai Nationality, able to communicate in English & Thai, Good Attitude, Hardworking, experience preferred but not essential. Contact: 083 773 3210. (ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/ college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. (ptfjv-n2108)Receptionist Wanted. Must be able to speak and write English. Computer skill, working time start at 11.00 a.m. 5 days a week Mon- Fri, Jomtien location. Call 038 233 367, 038 232 272. (ptfjv-so2108)2 Positions for Sales Representatives. Male or female, aged 25-40, Diploma degree or bachelorâ€™s degree, can speak English and use computer, experience minimum 3 years on selling
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Fax: (038) 374535 property. Team work, good personality, can work on Saturdays and Sundays, have commission. Call 02 712 5222, 038 405 111, 081 918 4888. (ptfjv-g2108)Experienced Chef Wanted to Cook European Food in a Well Establish Restaurant. Must be hotel trained. Good wages plus tips for the right person. Call 081 254 3624. (ptfjv-b2108)I am Looking for a House Maid for cleaning, washing and cooking. You must be good speak English or German. Phone: 089 249 5485. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (ptfjv-em1908)Electronics Company of Game Vending Machines. Thai male with experience with computers. Tasks include repairing and production of vending game machine and a call out service for the vending machines. Also, driving a delivery truck. Must have a driving license. We offer good salary. Contact 081 762 8379.
(ptfjv-em1908)Thai Male with Experience with Pool and Snooker Tables. Tasks include repairing and production of pool and snooker tables and a call out service. Also, driving a delivery truck. Must have a driving license. We offer good salary. Contact 081 762 8379. (ptfjv-em1908) Needed a Handy Man. Call 081 762 8379. (ptfjv-l608)Traditional Thai Puppet Theater (Joelouis) is looking for staff very position for a new restaurant, Male or Female. Now- May 30, 2009 and application at the Traditional Thai Puppet Theater office(Thai Wat City Walk, South Pattaya). Tel: 081 935 4937, 081 376 8596 , 02 252 9683-4, 02 252 5227-8. Time for contact: 10.00-04.00 pm. ( p t m - t e 1 4 0 8 ) Wa n t e d Secretary. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic computer skill. Please apply at email@example.com or call 086 841 5976. 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
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E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
(ptfjv-0108)Needed immediately secretary, receptionist, ad sales people and graphic artists for publishing company. Top pay for experienced professionals. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). Send resume, CV or inquiries to email@example.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-Italian-FrenchJapanese-Chinese-RussianKorean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-250-0072 www.Prolanguage.co.th
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 E-mail :Mcflightpattaya@ hotmail.com
Vehicles for Rent
(ptm-y0008) Pattaya Global 2000 Car Rentals. Taxi & car for rent, cheap price. Taxi to airport only 1,200 baht inc. toll fees. Call Yai on 086 323 3523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www. pattayacarrentals-yai.com for more info.
Vehicles for Sale
(ptm-h2308)Yamaha 1100 Dragstar. 2003, 15,000 km., special paint. 320,000 baht, 087 100 5726. (ptm-c0007)Ford Ranger 4 Door, 4x4, 3.0 Diesel, 2003, silver, loads of extras, full service history, excellent all round condition. Farang owned. Must see at 390,000 baht. Private Sale 087 139 1570. (ptm-c0007)First to See Will Buy! Ford Laser 1.6 GLXi, 4 Door, Automatic 2002 (same size as Toyota Vios) champagne gold, power steering, air conditioning, alloy wheels, electric windows, air bags, CD, alarm etc. Regularly serviced with service book, beautiful unmarked condition. Only 270,000 baht. Falang owned. Call 084 565 7656. ( p t m - 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.
Classified 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. (ptm-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-l2208)Almost Unbelievable – Daewoo Nexia 1.5 GL. 5 door automatic. Please do not confuse this car with any other offered under 250,000 Baht. Although it is almost 10 years old, it has covered only 60,000 kms (37,000 miles) and is in superb condition. Full year’s road tax, 6 months best insurance. Just had full service 145,000 Baht. First come, will buy 038 421 502. (ptfvs-k2408)Automatic Opel Corsa 4 Door, all power, Falang lady owner, immaculate, low kms. Just replaced transmission cost 22,000 B. Must sell, returning overseas. Recently paid 125,000 + transmission, 147,000 Baht. Will sacrifice for only 99,000 or offer. 086 006 8390 Kevin or Marina. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 350,000. Call 081 996 8915. (ptfcs-d2008)Fast Cash. 4 Bikes,Thinking of selling your motorbike we pay cash on the spot. Quick, easy, hassel free. Call 087 824 0870. (ptfvs-d2108)Yamaha Mio, 1yr old, 9,000km, white, tax, v good condition. 28,000 baht. Eng/Thai 081 805 5441. (ptfcs-t1908)2008 Accord 2.4 best model with all options. Gold color with brown leather and new body style. Perfect condition. Cost 1,550,000 baht and selling for 1,200,000 baht. English 087 797 591 Thai 086 217 0040 and English or Thai 084 779 3722.
(ptfvs-j1708)Cycling to Angkor Wat from Pattaya in August. Interested? Also, Madone frame/fork 2008, 3000kms, 59 cm as new, cost 56,000 baht, sell 15,000 bt. 089 253 2983 poolcomp01@ yahoo.com (ptm-e1608)2005 Mitsubishi G Wagon 2.8 TD. 27.000 km, 530.000. From European owner. Tel: 087 067 0239. (ptm-1608)Honda CRV 2001. Exc. condition, LPG, auto, leather seats, 2 air bags, ABS, 89,000 kms with full service history, insurance. 440,000 Baht ONO. Call Michael 081 343 4851. (ptfcs-v1508)Mazda 3 Top Model Full Option, Black Colour. 8 Airbag ABS. Leather seats. MAX 17 Auto, sunroof, MP3, CD. 70,000 km. 081 862 8846, 038 433 255. Alarm system. For Sale 650,0000 Baht. (ptfvs-je1508)Suzuki Caribean 4 Wheel Drive Jeep. Customized, new Vitara big engine, auto, air, power brakes/steering. Very low mileage on engine and drive train. Asking 140,000 OBO. See write up at: http://www.thaivisa.com/ forum/Customized-SuzukiCaribian-Pattaya-t231013. html&hl=suzuki or call: Lek/Jeep 086 072 9843 email@example.com (ptfvs-c1508)For Sale 2007 Mitsubishi Triton Plus 2.5 diesel turbo black, 4 door, automatic, only 13,000kms. showroom condition! First to pay me 550,000 baht takes it away! For more information call 081 187 8633 (English) (ptfvs-j1508)Honda Click 2007, 2600 Km. Only 26,000 Bath. Tel. 087 142 2237. (ptfvs-k0708)Toyota 2003 Sport Rider 4X4 Auto DSL. Only 140,000 ks Only 475,000 offer. 08 600 68 390. (ptfvs-k0708)A Solid Gold Longines Watch and Band, valuation $14,000 – new $20,000. Sell for only $6,000 or swap for jet ski or car or 4 wheel drive. 08 600 68 390. (ptfvs-r0408)2003 Nissan NV Truck with Carryboy. Topautomatic 69,000 km. Excellent condition. 229,000 baht or best offer, tax and insured. 086 109 0721.
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Pattaya United Soccer Team VIP Day
The Pattaya United Soccer Team, better known as ‘The Dolphins’, took a break from playing football recently and became spectators, whilst City Hall VIP’s and club officials tried their football skills on the Nongprue Soccer field. Instead of the exacting work of a tough competition match, everyone had a relaxing afternoon, which was followed by a thank you party for the team, officials and support staff in the evening. Pictured are some of our City Hall officials with the Pattaya United Soccer Team and their loyal supporters.
Pattaya International Ladies Club at Amari
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) led by Mrs. Gillian Thom, President (6th, right), recently organised their monthly committee members board meeting at the Executive Horizon Club of Ocean Tower, at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. They were warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of the resort (6th left) and were extremely impressed with this 5-star hotel and its facilities in Pattaya!
Pattaya’s Jack wins his car race division
An exciting day of super car racing was recently held at our local Bira Circuit, and included the brave riders in the Super-Bike challenge, which finished with a spectacular crash in the final event. Racing Driver S. Jirad won the final event against many other championship drivers including Khun Natavud. Pattaya’s own Jack Lemvard, managed to once again win his particular class, with sponsorship from Toyota and Bruno Pingel and the team at Siam Best Enterprises.
Big LHC Night at Shenanigans
The property developers and building industry’s charity organisation, known as the Light House Club, held a very successful fundraising night at Shenanigans Pub on Pattaya Second Road recently. The night was sponsored by the worldwide company of Montpelier (Thailand) Group, who specialise in wealth management & tax planning. LHC Secretary Kevin, announced that the evening raised another 40,000 baht for their charity work and many new visitors attended, including the ‘Pattaya Players’ Theatrical Group, who somehow got lost in the large crowd.
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British Chamber hosted by Amari
Not only English expats, but many English speaking business people zeroed in on the Amari Tower’s ‘Ice Bar’ recently to enjoy well presented food and fine wine, all supplied with the compliments and generosity of the Amari Hotel Resort. In spite of tougher financial times, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT), is enjoying immense popularity in the business world, no doubt due to their excellent organisational abilities.
Ten-Pin Bowling at PS Bowling
The former Minister of Tourism and Sport, and present Chonburi Sports Association President, Khun Sonthaya Khunplome, recently opened a charity ten-pin bowling event at PS Bowling Pattaya, Central Pattaya Tops Supermarket. Over 150 bowlers from 40 teams participated in the event competing for the Honorary Cup from Khun Witthaya Khunplome, President of the Chonburi Provincial Administration Organisation. Esarn Sattahip Samphan Club President, Khun Wichian Siritho, explained that this was the first charity bowling event held in the area with the sole purpose of raising funds for charities around the Sattahip area and to forge friendships between Esarn residents who had relocated to the Sattahip area and local residents.
Thai wines star at Royal Cliff
Pattaya’s popular Royal Cliff Wine Club, which recently offered Wines from the Thai ‘Khao-Yai’ vineyards, attracted well over 100 Royal Cliff Wine Club members, who were pleasantly surprised by the wide variety on offer. Based on European grape varieties, this seventeen year old winery seems to have overcome the difficulties of wine making in hotter climates, and their wines have a price advantage, with paying less tax than imported products. Wine club members consist of wine buffs, Royal Cliff F&B staff, plus local restaurant & hotel owners
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