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Volume 8, Issue 23
16 - 31 August 2009
Can Cancer be reversed
by what we Eat?
by Eric Bahrt
Can diet reverse cancer?A few months ago I read an article in the "My Life" section of the Bangkok Post about a medical doctor who had lung cancer and was told he only had a few months left to live.The doctor then went on a vegetarian diet and today ,years later,he is still alive and well. That article got me thinking about my friend Ruth Heidrich who in l98l was diagnosed with breast cancer. After having her breasts removed the cancer returned. Ruth then avoided all further conventional treatment and instead embarked on a program in which she combined a low-fat vegan diet with intensive exercise. Not only is Ruth also still alive and well nearly thirty years later,but she went on to become a champion athlete.
But were these two people just lucky?Were their recoveries just medical flukes?Or can this diet really reverse cancer?While many people know that Dr Dean Ornish was able to reverse heart disease in his patients without using medication by putting them in a program which combined a low-fat vegetarian diet with exercise and meditation,fewer people know that in 2004 he tried the same approach with early stage prostate cancer patients.
The one difference between the two programs was that while the heart patients were on a vegetarian but not vegan diet,the cancer patients were on a vegan diet.I speculate that the reason for this difference is that because dairy milk has been linked to increased risk for prostate cancer Ornish insisted that his cancer patients on the veggie diet avoid milk. While none of his 93 cancer patients received any conventional treatment only about half of them were on a vegan diet while the other half continued to eat the way they usually did.The other half also were not told to exercise or meditate. After one year remarkable results could be seen.While
the PSA(which is used to measure prostate cancer development)went down by 4 per cent for the vegan patients it went up 6 per cent for the other patients. The researchers also took flasks of human cancer cells and incubated them with the blood taken from the cancer patients at the year's end. The blood serum taken from the meat-eating patients only weakly inhibited the cancer cells,reducing their growth by only 9 per cent.But the serum taken from those on the vegan diet inhibited cancer growth by 70 per cent! Ornish said:"This is the first randomized trial showing that the progression of prostate cancer can be stopped or even reversed by changing
lifestyle and diet alone". Continued on page 10
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NEWS Thai-Chinese Business Forum Dinner Party
A very successful Thai-Chinese Business Forum recently took place at the Dusit Thani Resort in Pattaya, where over 800 businessmen from the two countries attended, in order to discuss the promotion of trade and investment between the two countries. This very worthwhile event was organised with the cooperation of the following professional organisations, the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI), the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP), the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, the Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association, and the Thai Chamber of Commerce Association. At the conclusion of the forum, a dinner party was held at the Dusit Thani, chaired by the Thai Prime Minister Khun Abhisit Vejjajiva, together with the Deputy
Prime Minister, Khun Suthep Tuaksuban, and the Minister of the Interior. The Prime Minister began the formal proceedings by thanking everyone who attended the forum, and for their interest in investing within the Land of Smiles, he hoped that it would help to bring an additional 200 billion baht into the country. The Prime Minister added that he believed Chinese businessmen in Thailand were very similar to the Thai’s and that a very close bond, almost brother and sister, was the norm. He encouraged the investment of finances in every aspect of the Thai economy, but with the emphasis on tourism. At the conclusion of the dinner party, special gifts were presented to each of the delegates as a reminder of their time in the Kingdom. by Nana
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Government looks to help those in debt
Towards the end of July, local residents, mainly those who have found themselves with unmanageable debt, were invited to the Pattaya Provincial Court House, to hear news of a new government project which will help them to manage their debt in a more realistic manner. Judges and staff from the Government Savings Bank officially announced the new venture, and local residents were invited to attend the seminar free of charge. Chief Judge, Khun Somkiat Charoensawan, explained to those attending, that the courts were inundated with small claims prosecutions, usually for small amounts of money, and that in the present economic situation, instead of bringing cases to court, payment plans should be looked into. He stressed that in most cases, it was not a case of debtors refusing to pay, but an inability to make payments
The Ultimate Girls Getaway at dusitD2 baraquda pattaya
DusitD2 baraquda pattaya in affiliation with Central Festival Pattaya Beach and Citibank held a unique lifestyle event called “Girls Getaway Pattaya 2009”. This fabulous event, which took place recently, introduced exclusive activities inviting all ladies to experience the ultimate getaway Pattaya has ever offered. The package included an outstanding wine dinner, ending with a private fashion show and chic accommodation. The 3-day 2-night spree involved entertainment, health, beauty, shopping and fashion. The event began with a cocktail party welcoming all guests to the rooftop sunset lounge where the ladies whet their appetite for the evening to come, with signature drinks and creative canapés while being introduced to the world class spa products
from Pevonia Botanica. The following morning, guests were taught a yoga routine by the General Manager (Guru) of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya, Mr. Paolo Randone. Then a lecture on beauty and health by Thailand’s most well known MC, Promporn Yuwawes, followed by a nutrition demonstration by Allan Ho, Executive Chef of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya. After an enjoyable seminar cuisine indulgences, the ladies were taken to Central Festival Pattaya Beach and greeted by 2 celebrities, Deniel Blessing, Cleo guy 2007, and ML. Rangsitorn Jakkapan who guided them through the shopping mall. Furthermore, guests were dazzled by the “Fantastico” Italian dinner which offered a splendid 5-course meal with a selection of Sicilian wines, followed by a private fashion
due to the present economic situation. In honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the new scheme is to be implemented to try and create a payment plan that is more realistic in the present economic climate. The government, in line with the new requirements, have decided to stop interest charges for the foreseeable future on student loans, and they are also prepared to renegotiate the time scale. The Government Saving Bank, who has 502 persons in debt to a total of just over 4 million baht, will work with the debtors to find new payment plans. The Chief Judge hopes that will reduce the amount of claims being submitted to the courts and free up precious court time. He advised all those affected by the economic climate to take advantage of the new project and help ease the present economic woes. show featuring Italy’s highend fashion brands, Mariella Burani and Sasch by Dream company. The fun continued for those who still had the energy to jive into the late hours. The deep bar topped off the night with a unique and fun performance where ladies were invited to paint male bodies. They loved it! Guests were also offered a special invitation to the fantastic Sunday brunch at S.E.A. Restaurant after being pampered and preened with complimentary caviar hand & foot treatment and mini facial at d’spa. The objective of this exclusive event not only introduces Pattaya as a ladies getaway destination, but to also boost tourism in Pattaya and re-image the city that has been long seen as a male oriented town. This event was truly a one of a kind experience for the ladies. As Mr. Randone says, “This was a great start for the new Pattaya. I am delighted that this innovative event has helped Pattaya pave its way to a new positive outlook especially with all the great comments received from many guests. I am quite confident that Pattaya will become a famous ladies getaway destination with our close partnership with Central Festival Pattaya Beach.”
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Pattayaâ€™s first themed beach resort hotel opens
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, the first themed beach resort hotel in Pattaya, soft-opened
on its scheduled date of 27th July 2009. A 5-star property designed to a Lost World concept, the
Disabled Sports Day
The 22nd Redemptorist Centreâ€™s Sports Event, was recently opened by Khun Rattanachai Suthidechanai, Chairman of Tourism
and Sports in Pattaya, with many delegates, teachers and students in attendance. This yearly event is organised by the Redemptorist
NEWS hotel features 555 rooms and suites, all facing the ocean. As a destination resort hotel, the Centara Grand Mirage offers exciting specialty restaurants and bars and features a large and versatile convention centre with a ballroom that can hold up to 1,200 people. The Lost World theme includes an extensive water park with swimming pools, lazy river, waterfalls and other aquatic activities. The SPA Cenvaree oceanfront village offers a luxurious venue for traditional aromatherapy and therapeutic massages and treatments together with the resort's pedicure and manicure salon, yoga, and meditation sala. Centre to give disabled children the chance to compete in sporting events, to help them with their health and give them a sense of purpose. The Centre wants to get across to the young disabled children, that in many cases they can do just as well as their able bodied peers. The competitors were split into five different teams, red, green, dark blue, yellow and light blue. This event will see some of the winners go on to represent the Redemptorist Centre at various other disabled sporting events throughout the Kingdom, with the chance of taking part in international tournaments in the future.
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Swedish man dies in rented room
Thief caught stealing from neighbours The Pattaya Police Station recently received a report from a resident at the Maechaon Apartment in Soi Korphai, South Pattaya, that they had apprehended a thief who had been robbing their apartments for some time. Upon their arrival the officers were shown to room number 5 on the second floor, where the occupant, Mrs. Somjai Suthiyot, aged 27, originally from the Prajeenburi Province, was being detained by angry residents. The room, which she had
been renting for some time, contained microwave ovens, glasses and many women products which she had stolen from her neighbour’s apartments. She confessed her life of crime to the police and explained that she would make the burglaries at night, as she knew most of the tenants worked at night. She would then sell the stolen items to friends. The police have made a report and further proceedings will be made.
Ghost Ship explained
Local residents and fishermen from the Rayong Bay area have made many reports of a ghost ship that had been seen by many, however, it did not have a captain or crew. On the 1st August, the Sattahip Naval Base revealed the truth around the ghostly apparition. They explained that the boat belonged to a squid fisherman, Khun Wiwek Jamnongwaree, aged 50, who had gone out fishing the previous morning and had not been seen since. When they first heard the rumours of the ghost ship, the Naval Rescue Team were dispatched to try and squash the story before it took on a
life of its own, as is normal with superstitious Thais. They managed to find the vessel, however, there was no sign of Khun Wiwek, and it is presumed that he ended up overboard, maybe as the result of fainting as he had only had a cup of coffee that morning and no breakfast. Residents who witnessed the ghost ship, had obviously seen the boat whilst its engines were still running, it eventually ran out of gas near to Talu Island and was towed back to base by the Rescue Team. The Rescue Team are to continue the search for the missing man.
On the 5th August Police from the Pattaya Station received a report of a sudden death at a rented room in the Soi that runs down the side of the X-Zyte Discotheque. Arriving on the scene police were directed to the room and shown the body by Miss Nit Puthom, aged 30, who explained what had happened.
She had been staying with Mr. Freddie Leif Traff, aged 53, from Sweden, for a week and the dead man had promised to pay her on the 11th August before he returned to Sweden. Earlier in the day he had been complaining of pains in his chest, however he refused to go to the hospital for treatment. As the day
Fire at View Talay 1
Mid morning on the 3rd August the Dongtarn SubStation Fire Department were informed of a fire at the View Talay Condo 1 Complex on Pratamnak Road. They arrived at the location to discover a fiercely burning fire in a suite on the ninth floor. With four fire trucks in attendance it still took over half an hour to bring the blaze under control, and to prevent it spreading to other apartments. The two rooms were completely burnt out with estimated damage in excess of one million baht. The owner of the suite,
Miss Pornthip Phankhao, aged 43, explained that she had just returned from shopping to the suite purchased by her British husband, for his trips to Thailand, he was away at the moment and she was the only one staying there. Earlier that morning she had lit Joss Sticks to pray to her Buddha Images and left them burning whilst she went to get her shopping, she thought it was harmless, she had done it many times before. However, it would appear one of the sticks fell onto the sofa and set the room ablaze.
Vol. 8 No. 23 16 - 31 August 2009 progressed, the pains increased, and he suddenly fell back on the bed and lost consciousness. She quickly called for a Sawang Rescue Team, however, unfortunately, he had died by the time they got there and despite rigorous attempts, he could not be resuscitated. There were no signs of foul play and the body has been taken to the hospital for a full autopsy. The Swedish Embassy has been informed.
Whilst out for an early morning jog, an Australian national, Mr. Perter Kim, aged 54, got more than he bargained for, as he was running past the front of the Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road. Officers from the Pattaya Police Station, who received the report, quickly made their way to the shopping centre to find out what had happened. At the scene they were approached by Mr. Kim who explained that as he had been out for an early morning jog, a ladyboy had approached him and offered him a whirlwind romance, he declined. He added that as he tried to walk away the ladyboy would not leave him alone, and kept trying to get his hands into his pockets, which contained his wallet with 2,000 baht. As he attempted to push him away, he lost control and took out a
knife, which he cut him with, and scratched him badly with his nails. When the frenzied attack finished he attempted to make her escape along Beach Road, however, other local residents, who had witnessed his attack on the jogger, apprehended him and kept him captive until the police arrived. The suspect, Khun Thipaporn Surintham, aged 25, from the Chiangrai Province denied all charges and insisted that the tourist had attacked him first, he simply defended himself. Unfortunately for the ladyboy, this was not how the events had unfolded in the eyes of the witnesses, and the ladyboy was taken to the station for further questioning and to await his punishment at the hands of the judicial system.
Tree Planting at Thammasart University
The Chonburi Public Health Office recently started to distribute the new, more potent, anti A(H1N1) drug, Oseltamivir, to clinics within the Chonburi Provence. Chonburi Public Health Doctor, Khun Marut Jirasetsiri, led his team to begin the distribution at the Thatsanai Clinic, located in Rungrot Market, PattayaNaklua Road. The Oseltamivir drug slows down the spread of the disease between cells in the body, and clinical trials for the larger, double dose, medication began in May 2007. Influenza cases from throughout Asia, including, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and patients from the USA were inducted into the trials, half received the normal dose while the rest received the double dose, all for the
standard treatment period. The first presentation of the new drug is being offered as a pilot launch in the Chonburi Province, and Dr. Marut stated that the government will soon offer the new dosage drug throughout the country. The pilot scheme involves 10,000 tablets, enough to treat 1,000 patients. There are around 100 clinics in the Chonburi area, however, so far only about 33 have joined the clinical trials. Each clinic will receive 5 boxes of medication, with more available, when requested, from the Chonburi Public Health Office at the Banglamung Hospital. The Chonburi Public Health Department are to arrange a seminar in the very near future to instruct doctors on how and when to prescribe the new dosage drug.
On the morning of the 5th August, a tree planting ceremony took place at Thammasart University, with Professor Suraphol Nitikraipot, President of the University, presiding over the ceremony. The tree planting ceremony was held to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the University, under the banner of ‘Love Trees 2009’. Many influential dignitaries attended the celebrations including the Deputy Mayors of Pattaya and Chonburi, together with
children from the Wat Pong, Mabprachan and Sawangarom Schools. The ceremony, for the fourth consecutive year, aims to encourage past, present and future students to take a more environmentally friendly approach to their lives. It is hoped that the trees will help create a better balance in nature, create a beautifully shady area, help create cleaner air, reduce global warming and help students to better bond with fellow classmates and teachers.
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Asian University’s Asian Experience 2009
Asian University’s Summer University 2009 started on 3 August. With thirty-nine young people from thirteen different countries, it will be a truly international experience. They will spend three weeks in Thailand, learning about the Thai ways, culture and history and about doing business here. There are two separate groups, some who are here to learn more about business in Asia and the others who are studying tourism and related subjects. After the traditional welcome by students from a local school, the first eve-
ning activities included a welcome dinner, a Thai dancing lesson (including dressing for the dance) and a Bi See ceremony by candlelight. Dr Viphandh (the University president) and other faculty members joined together to wish the visitors good luck and a fun and fruitful stay in Thailand. After a week at Asian University, staying on campus with the undergraduates, the visors will move to Jomtien for a week, and then Bangkok. There is a busy schedule of Thai experiences for them to look forward to.
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Asian University awarded Quality Standard Certification
As a result of a two day visit by the assessment team led by Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an in June, Asian U has officially met the conditions of certification by ONESQA (the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment) according to the Manual for External Quality Assessment of Higher Education and received ONESQA Quality Standard Certification at both the institutional level and at the disciplinary group (each Faculty) levels. In summary, Asian University has been certified as "Good" overall, including the Quality of the Graduates, and "excellent" in Academic Services which was the category in which we positioned ourselves. During the visit the QA team interviewed council members, university staff, students and graduates as
well as studying numerous academic documents and facilities. The final report commends the University as an international university using English language as the medium of instruction; for having in place several agreements with overseas universities; and the
appropriateness of the buildings and facilities for the present and near future. Everyone at Asian University is delighted that they have been seen to have met the stringent requirements by
an external team of experts. Of course this is not a oneoff, and taking account of the recommendations made by the team, staff and students alike will continue the process of quality improvement.
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Ice-cream vendor robbed
Drunk man accidently kills best friend
The Dongtan Police recently received a report of a death following a car incident outside rented rooms in Soi Chaiyapruek 3. Quickly arriving at the scene they discovered a Mitsubishi Strada pickup truck, which had slammed into a mango tree, unfortunately killing Khun Poramet Nooring, aged 41, a construction worker, who had been sleeping off a hangover in a hammock in the tree, when he was crushed in the incident. Scattered around the accident spot were numerous whisky bottles, belonging to the dead man, the driver of the truck, and many of their co-workers. Police also discovered a green Ford pickup truck, belonging to one of the residents, which had been damaged in the accident.
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The driver of the pickup truck, Khun Rot Sinchai, aged 24, an electrician, had done a runner after the accident, however, police discovered him hiding close by within fifteen minutes. Upon his capture he explained that he had been terrified, and not thinking straight, had decided to get as far away from the situation as possible. He explained to the police officers the events that had led to the tragic accident. The two men were very good friends and had been spending a pleasant evening with fellow workers having a few whiskies after a hard days work. At around midnight, the dead man, Mr. Poramet, decided that he had drunk enough and would call it a night; he walked over to the mango tree and went to sleep
in the hammock. A short time later, the rest of the group decided that they too had had enough and would call it a night, however the driver of the vehicle, and his friend, Boy, decided that the evening was still young and they would go out to continue the party. Being very drunk, and not thinking of the possible repercussions, they borrowed their boss’s truck, and Mr. Sinchai, despite the fact that he had never driven before, though it would be a good idea if he drove. Getting into the drivers seat, and having very little idea what he was doing, he started the engine, put it into gear, and slammed his foot onto the accelerator. He scratched along the side of the green pickup truck, and with no control whatsoever, he continued at high speed to run over the mattress where they had all been drinking a short time before, and smashed into the hammock in the mango tree, instantly killing his friend and co-worker. Despite being in tears and devastated by his actions, the police arrested him and he was taken to the station and charged with careless driving, causing damage to another vehicle, and causing death by dangerous driving. No doubt he will get his day in court shortly.
A young man, Khun Roongpetch Phanboon, aged 17, an Ice-Cream vendor, recently attended the Pattaya Police Station to report that he had been robbed, he had sustained a bruised face, cut lips and other superficial wounds in the attack. He explained to the officers that he had been out on his vending bicycle all day and into the night trying to sell his ice-cream. After he had met his boss to clear the day’s sales, in the Soi Carrefour area, he went off to get something to eat. While he was making the short trip back to his room, three teenagers on a green Honda Wave motorcycle
approached him, and pressing a gun to his head, demanded that he hand over all his money. His initial reaction was to escape, however, they managed to grab hold of him and used the gun to smack him
around the face and beating him up, before they searched him and stole all his money. They managed to escape with 1,300 baht, the proceeds from his whole day of selling
Young snatchers caught The Pattaya Police were recently informed that a tourist had had her bag snatched at the junction in front of the Grand Condo Development in Thepprasit Road. Upon arrival the officers were confronted by two very distressed tourists, Miss Chantima Chuayraksa, aged 25, from the Chaiyapoom province and her husband, Mr. Andries Gerrit Hendrik, aged 50, from the Netherlands. Miss Chantima, explained to the officers that as she was riding her motorcycle, with her husband on the back, after eating at a restaurant in Jomtien, they were approached by two Thai Men on a blue Honda Wave. The passenger suddenly snatched he handbag which contained over 200,000 baht worth of cash and valuables and the two sped off in the direction
of Thepprasit Road. The keen eyed young lady had managed to make a note of the motorcycles number plate number, and when the police arrived, a description of the two youths, along with
details of their bike, was radioed out to fellow officers. It was not too long before the two were apprehended close to the Thepprasit Weekend Market, before they could escape along Sukhumvit Road, by fellow officers and with the help of some local residents. Once the two were taken into custody, it was discovered that they were only boys,
Ladyboy pickpocket thief caught At around 5.00am recently the Pattaya Police received a report from local residents that they had captured a ladyboy thief, who had just parted a tourist and his money near to Walking Street and Bali Hai Pier. Upon arrival at the location, the police were confronted by the angry residents, and the old ladyboy, who had the evidence of 1,000 baht hidden under his wig. The victim from Kuwait,
Mr. Meshal Alsuwaileh, aged 22, explained to the officers that he had just exited a night entertainment venue with his friends, and they were on their way back to the VC Hotel where they are staying. The group was approached by the ladyboy, and not being interested, the young man refused to have anything to do with him. Much to the amusement of his friends, the ladyboy refused to be put off and kept kissing, hugging
ice-cream. The youths took off on their motorcycle in the direction of Central Pattaya Road. When he had sufficiently recovered, he made his way back to his colleagues and boss and explained what had happened. Their advice was to go to the police station and make a report, he won’t get his money back, however it was the right thing to do, and hopefully the thieves could be brought to justice. The police have made a report of the incident, however, despite putting out a description of the youths over the radio, no reported sights of them was made. The search will continue. Bank, aged 14, and Es, aged 15, who both attend secondary school at the Ban Nernplabwan School. They tried to dispose of the evidence by throwing it away; however, it was already too late. The two victims were delighted to by the return of their valuables, and the two young men were taken to the police station for further questioning. They both confessed to the robbery, claiming this was the first time either of them had done anything like this. They explained that as they rode past the couple, the bag, hanging loosely over her shoulder, was too much of a temptation, and they decided on the spur of the moment to help themselves. They were going to use the money to enjoy a fun filled evening out in the Pattaya hot spots. Far from enjoying the hot spots, the two young men were taken to the police station to await the arrival of their parents. and putting his hands in the young tourist’s pockets. The young man, feeling very uncomfortable, started to make a scene and the ladyboy made a break for freedom. Despite this bid for freedom, local residents, quickly realising what was happening, apprehended the ladyboy before he could make good his escape, and detained him until the police arrived. The ladyboy confessed that due to his age, it was very difficult for him to get customers, and that he had tried to steal the money in order to pay the rent on his room. It was very difficult to make a living with the present economic situation and his approaching years. The man was taken to the police station where he was charged and will have to await his day in court.
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City Hall facing financial problems
At a recent meeting at City Hall, the Deputy Chief of Pattaya City Hall, Khun Sithiphap Muangkhum, talked about the problems facing City Hall and its budget for the current financial year. At present City Hall have 14 ongoing projects, including the new hospital which requires funding of 5 million baht from the
City Council. To meet their present commitments the
German resident commits suicide On the 3rd August the Banglamung Police Station received a report of strange circumstances at the property of a German resident, Mr.Perter Gittel, aged 55, located in Garden Villa, Soi 12 PattayaNaklua Road. Police arrived at the scene to discover the house in complete disarray as it had been ransacked. There were clear signs that the property had been stripped of its valuables and something heavy had obviously been dragged out of the property to the front gate. The report had been filed by Mrs. Prayoon Kerdnok, aged 49, a housekeeper at the Tooty Fruity Beer Bar located in Naklua Soi 33. She explained to the police that she had been instructed by her employer to take the monthly rent to Mr. Peter, this was usually part of her duties. On arrival at the house of the landlord, Mr. Peter, who had lived in Pattaya for more than thirty years and owned 2 blocks of beer bars in the Naklua area, she immediately realised there was something wrong and telephoned her boss, Mrs. Lamyai Lanok, and the owner of the next door bar to be with her when she entered the building. Upon entering, they immediately reported the suspicious situation to the police and emergency rescue services. In the bathroom they
discovered a stepladder which led to a hole in the bathroom roof. Upon closer examination they discovered the body of Mr. Peter hanging from the beams in the roof area. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead and estimated that he had been that way for around four hours. Police officers made enquires around the immediate area, and a local resident had observed Mr. Peter’s housemaid, a Cambodian girl around 2025 years old, who had only recently started working for him, with an unknown man and woman man handling a safety deposit box, and other items, into a dark blue pick-up truck. They then all left the scene together in the truck. Police believe that Mr. Peter may have hanged himself out of depression, and that the maid discovered him, and decided to take the opportunity of a lifetime, and steal the belongings from the house. However, police have certainly not ruled out foul play and the possibility of murder, they will await the results of a post mortem to make further investigations if required. The police are making every endeavour to locate the housemaid and hear her side of the story. The German Embassy has been informed and the body was taken to Bangkok for an autopsy.
city would need funding of approximately 50,000,000, however there is only 33,000,000 baht remaining from this year’s budget, and the meeting was aimed at trying to prioritise the most important projects for completion. With the absence of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome, there was no one willing to
stick their neck on the line and make decisions, therefore the meeting closed, without any positive decisions being decided upon. Further meetings have been scheduled, which will hopefully be attended by the Mayor, and final decisions can be made on how to proceed for the rest of the financial year.
Boy born with no anus
Can we ask anyone who is involved in charity organisations, or who likes to help the less fortunate, to try and help this young boy who is only one year old? The young boy was born to the family of street garbage recyclers, Mrs. Somjit Doochairam, aged 38, and her husband, Mr. Sangwian Phongkiaw-ngam, aged 48, who live in a slum area at the rear of the Banglamung Hospital. Mrs. Somjit, explained to our reporter that when her son was born he had no anus. The hospital where she gave birth, told her that it was probably due to the old age of both parents, there was nothing they could, or would be prepared to do. In desperation, she attended the Chonburi Hospital, where free of charge, they gave the baby a small operation to allow him to excrete through an incision in his stomach.
As the boy gets older, the situation is becoming much more difficult and the parents are asking for help to allow him to undertake this very important operation and be able to lead a normal life.
If anybody would like further information on how they can help, please feel free to contact our reporter Nana, at our offices in Sukhumvit Road, and she will put you in direct contact with the parents. If needed she will be
delighted to act as a translator to overcome communication issues. Let’s hope that with the generosity of one of our readers, this little boy can begin to live a normal fun filled life.
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A month of specials for someone special... like you
Probable Revenge Shooting
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Baht Bus driver shot
Bag with every 800.- purchase 100.- FoodLoft (redeemable on subsequent visit) with every 1,000.- purchase.
12 Aug â€“ 12 Sep 2009 FoodLoft@Pattaya, 3rd fl, Central Pattaya Beach
Student from famous school arrested with drugs Recently a 16 year old student, who studies at a very famous school in Sattahip, was arrested by officers from the Na Jomtien Police at Ban Amphur Sub-Station, with 20 Yaba tablets, already wrapped in plastic, and waiting for his customers at Soi Na Jomtien 19. The young man confessed to the officers, that he had become addicted to drugs after nights out with his schoolmates. When he was unable to pay for his drugs, friends advised him to do a little dealing to feed his habit. He explained that he received the drugs from a guy called Tae, from Jomtien, for 200 baht per tablet; he would subsequently sell them with
a little profit to pay for his own use. The police will make further investigations into the young man and his supplier. The famous school that the boy attends has been notified of his arrest and of the fact that they may well have a drug problem at the school. They have been advised to keep a keen eye out for anyone using drugs, to stop this from happening in the future.
Banglamung Police officers recently received a report that there had been a shooting incident at a house in Soi Nernplubwan. On arrival at the location, a single storey house with six adults and children living there, they found a very distressed household with the children sobbing their hearts out. The residents showed the police their Toyota Camry car which had been shot at twice and their house that had received three gun shots, police managed to recover two shells from the scene for evidence, and took many photographs of the damage as evidence in the case of future prosecutions. The home owner, Mrs. Bangorn Mansuebchart, aged 42, informed the officers that
their family had never had problems or troubles with anyone in the area until very recently. The previous Friday, she had been on her way home, when turning into the Soi, she was confronted by Mr. Prajuab, a Banglamung District Volunteer, along with his friends drinking in the middle of the road. The young men remained seated in the middle of the road and completely ignored her, so she honked her horn in an attempt to make them move. This made the men very angry indeed, and later the same evening, a group of teenagers approached the house with knives, however, luckily her husband and sister managed to slam the doors before they could gain access. Police at this stage were shown the additional damage caused to the doors the previous Friday. They reported the first attack to the Banglamung Police Station, but the police did not seem to make any headway. They heard from neighbours, that Mr. Prajuab had been summoned to the police station to answer questions; however, it appeared that he had never bothered to show up. They had not heard anymore from Mr. Prajuab or his friends, until the early hours of the morning, when they were terrifyingly awaken to the sound of gunshots aimed at the property. The family strongly believe that Mr. Prajuab or his friends are
The Banglamung Police recently received a report from Miss Supharat Oonsap, aged 22, that her boyfriend, who drove a baht bus, had been shot on Bai Pass Road kilometre 39 - Takhiantia sub-district, Banglamung, and that he needed immediate medical assistance. The Banglamung Police Superintendant, together with his team, quickly arrived at the scene and discovered the shot boyfriend, Mr. Uten Oosuwan, aged 24, originally from the Suphanburi Province, lying in the road with gun shot wounds to his face and forehead. Close to the young man was his rented baht bus belonging to the Samutprakarn transport Company. The distressed girlfriend explained to the officers that earlier in the day they had been approached by a mother and daughter who wished to negotiate a deal for hiring the baht bus to move them to Rayong, a fee of 3,000 baht was agreed upon. Well into their journey one of the back wheels of the baht bus got a puncture and the driver pulled over. The mother and daughter called responsible for the attack on their house, in revenge for making the first police report and would like the police to make further investigations. They need to get the situation under control before they are forced to relocate to another area through fear.
to relatives to come and pick them up, whilst Miss Supharat directed the traffic around the obstructive vehicle. Shortly after, a pickup truck stopped on the other side of the road and the driver jumped out and had a discussion with her boyfriend for approximately five minutes, she had no idea what they spoke about as she was still directing the traffic. She suddenly heard a loud gunshot, and turning to see what had happened, she discovered her boyfriend lying in a pool of blood on the road, whilst the other driver ran back to his vehicle and sped away. She explained to the officers that she had no idea who the other driver was, or what had happened to make him take this drastic action. The man did not try to take any of their belongings; he simply shot her boyfriend and ran away. The police have instigated a murder investigation and believe the mother and daughter are an integral part of the case. Police officers assume that the two were supposed to fool Mr. Uten into taking them to Rayong where he would be killed. The puncture put a stop to their little endeavours, and police believe the killing took place there and then instead. Police officers will continue their investigation in the hope that they will be able to bring the guilty parties to justice.
Notorious Soi Raided in South Pattaya A certain Soi in Pattaya, which has the reputation of being one of the main locations for the purchase of drugs, Yai Lao alley in Soi Kophai, South Pattaya, was recently raided by 30 police officers as it was obvious that the drug problem in the Soi was getting out of hand. The police did not manage to catch all the dealers, however, of those caught, some were surprisingly pregnant, or had small children with them. Those apprehended included: - Miss Ratchanoo Wongkiaw aged 31, from the Chachoengsao province, who was 6 months pregnant, and
had 6 Yaba tablets concealed. Miss Sothaya Komkhai aged 17, who originate from Pattaya, who was 3 months pregnant. Miss Peya Panthumit aged 48, originally from the Lopburi province, who had 5 Yaba tablets hidden in her underwear. Miss Sukanya Wattanachot, aged 27, who had 10 Yaba tablets hidden in a secretly sewn compartment in her jeans and finally a 13 year old boy, who was apprehended with fake Yaba tablets, but who subsequently proved positive after a urine sample was taken. The young boy was immediately transported to the closest Juvenile Observation and Protection
Centre, whilst the remainder of the women were charged with possession of illegal class 1 drugs. Shortly after the woman arrived at the police station, another team of Pattaya Police Officers arrived with another suspect, Mr. Tomson Chaosuan, aged 30, who was apprehended as he waited for a customer to buy drugs from him in Central Pattaya Soi 4. The arrest was made possible after police received a tip off that the exchange was to take place, the informant gave a description of the arrested man and the times and location of the exchange.
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Former police volunteer Don’t torment caught with drugs the Elephant
A Special Team from the Chonburi Provisional Police recently arrested Khun Naret Pinjai, aged 23, along with evidence of the drug ‘Ice’ in a rented room in the Nongprue (Toongklom Tarnman) area. The young man confessed that he was a former police Volunteer and had been apprehended for drug possession in the past. This was a while ago, and he had decided that maybe it was time to get back into this very lucrative business as the economy around Pattaya was so bad. He explained to
the officers that he had the drugs delivered from people from the Pathumthani Province. He would buy the drugs for 4,000 baht a time and sell them on for 5,000 baht, only to his known, regular customers. Police officers revealed that they had had the man under observation for some time, and only made the arrest when they were sure he was in possession of the drugs for resale. The police are trying to get additional information, on his supplier and people further up the ladder.
Yaba dealers arrested
At 8.30 in the morning recently, the Banglamung Police received a report that a young boy had been attacked by an elephant close to the Kratinglai Intersection, which is the flyover bridge leading into Pattaya. Upon arrival at the scene, the police discovered the injured boy, Weeraphong Phongphan, aged 15, who had received injuries to the right hand side of his face and his eyebrow. He was still conscious, although slightly dazed, and after receiving emergency treatment at the scene, he was quickly transported to the Banglamung Hospital for further treatment. At the hospital, and feeling a bit better, Weeraphong explained to the officers that he was a Temple kid and that he had followed one of the Monks that morning as he went to collect offerings. This was a usual daily event for the young man. As they were walking past some waste land he spotted some elephants resting, he believed they were usually walked around the streets, to entice people to buy bananas to feed them. He decided to play with one of the elephants which was tied to a tree, and this is where the problems started. The elephant was quit happy playing, until Weera-
phong, feeling in a tormentative mood, pretended to give the elephant some food, and then at the last minute, pulled the bag away from it. The elephant was not amused, and hitting the young man in the face with his trunk, sent him flying through the air to come to an
abrupt stop when he hit a tree. The caretaker of the elephant quickly calmed the elephant and telephoned the police to report the incident. The caretaker of the elephant, Khun Prompichai Yongram, aged 18, explained to the officers that his elephant was nearly five years old, and normally a very quiet and harmless creature, it would seem that the insistent tormenting by the young man, had decidedly rubbed it up the wrong way, and it had lost its temper. The parents, upon hearing of the attack, decided they did not want to press charges against the elephant or its caretaker, and the matter was brought to a quick and amicable conclusion. by Nana
Young man arrested after police smell Yaba Police recently arrested 19 year old Khun Watchai Kingkhlai (Joe), at his residence, together with a .38 hand gun, 36 bullets, 30 Yaba tablets and drug taking equipment, a bamboo bong for smoking marijuana along with Ice drug taking tools. At the same residence they arrested Khun Prajak Khumchum, aged 29, who was in possession of 3 Yaba tablets, which were confiscated for evidence. The police officer in charge explained to reporters that they had received instructions from the Police Commissioner of the Eastern Seaboard, to clean up the areas they are responsible for and make them as drug free as possible. Police officers had been keeping an eye on the suspect and his drug dealing in the Banglamung and Pattaya area and organised a sting operation to catch him in the act. The officers had a bonus when they managed to also apprehend one of his friends, who had gone to see him so
they could do some drugs together. The arrested, Khun Watchai, confessed to his life of dealing drugs, and informed the officers that he received his supplies from his father, Mr. Prajak Kingkhlai, aged 39, who would drop 1,000 Yaba tablets off to him and he would use his friends and contacts to distribute them throughout the region for between 150 and 200 baht per tablet. Mr. Watchai claimed that he had no idea where his father could be found, as he relocated all the time to evade the police. He confessed to having been arrested in the past, on many occasions, for similar offences. The arrested man informed the officers that he had purchased the gun and bullets for 20,000 baht from a man known only as Joe, who lives somewhere in the Sriracha area. Both of the arrested men were taken into custody and will await their day in court. by Somboom
One young drug dealer was arrested under the strangest circumstances recently. As he walked past police officers, they smelt the aroma of Yaba, which apparently has a very strong smell, and quickly apprehended him. As the two officers were on general patrol along the Saemsarn Beach area, they suddenly got a whiff of Yaba, and quickly looked to the young man who had just walked past them. The unfortunate young man, Khun Witthaya Kanthakaew, aged 18, was arrested after police officers found him in possession of 24 Yaba
tablets hidden in his trouser pocket. The young man attempted to make a run for it; however, the police were too quick for him and managed to apprehend him. He explained to the officers, that he obtained the dugs from a dealer named Aek, aged 20, who was also from the region of Saemsarn. He purchased them for 200 baht per tablet and would sell them on at 250 baht. He claimed that this was only his second time of doing this and he felt very unlucky, as he knew people who had been doing it for years without being caught.
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Can Cancer be reversed by what we Eat?
Of course the medical establishment-outrageous to the bitter end-have tried to downplay these results.One doctor wrote no one knows if it's the diet,the exercise or the meditation that helped those patients.That's the same argument they used when Ornish helped heart patients. Yet other doctors have had the same success with heart patients by using the vegetarian diet without the exercise or the meditation. Another doctor complained that patients would need to stick to the diet for the rest of their lives-as if to suggest that being a vegan is more torturous than chemotherapy or the final stages of cancer.
But does this diet work for all types of cancer?Dr T. Colin Campbell of "The China Study"fame who is a leading expert on cancer believes it doesn't matter what type of cancer you have because he thinks all tumours react the same way to dietary influences. Still no one is suggesting that the Ornish diet can always prevent or cure cancer.But I'm saying it could save millions of people from agony and death.And the fact that the medical establishment and the media couldn't care lessthey're too busy whipping up hysteria about H1N1-is quite simply a stinking outrage of monumental proportions.
Gambling Den Raided
In the early hours of the morning recently, police received a report of a number of illegal gamblers who were disturbing the night calm with their shouting and loud noise. Police officers arrived at the scene, houses on a slum area of Soi Panietchang, to discover a group of people fiercely involved in two different card games in two huts. In the first group, police apprehended four players, including the owner of the slum, Mrs. Suppee Kutnok, aged 45. And in the
second they discovered seven gamblers, including hut owner, Mr. Narong Roopngam, aged 57. The eleven were arrested, 6 men and 5 women, along with two packs of playing cards and also 300 baht that they had been gambling for. Whilst detaining the 6 men, they discovered 7 Yaba tablets on Mr. Narong, the owner of the second hut, he explained that the drugs were for his own recreational purposes and that he did not sell them to other people. Further charges will be made.
Dogs capture gold snatcher The Pattaya Police recently received a report of a gold necklace snatching that had taken place in front of the Jomtien Nivate Village on Pratamnak Road. Police arrived at the scene and were met by the victim, Mr. Jaran Suansamai, aged 46, who explained that three young men on two motorcycles had approached him and snatched his 1 Baht gold necklace before fleeing. He gave a description of the robbers and their transport, and the police radioed it to other officers. It did not take long for teams of police and volunteer officers to capture the first suspect, Mr. Suwan Inaphai, aged 29, in Sukhumvit Soi 50/1, together with one of the bikes used in the robbery. A short time later they were able to capture the second suspect, Mr. Siriphong
Phongphinit, aged 18, behind the Roongland Village, South Pattaya, together with the other motorcycle used in the robbery. Later in the evening the police gave chase to the final suspect, Khun Thanaphong Promjan, aged 18, who had taken flight close to 99 Mansions. The young man scaled a wall into someone’s property, only to discover it was occupied by two guard dogs. Not keen on their intruder, the dogs attacked the young man. Hearing a commotion in his yard, the owner of the property, opened his door to discover the poor young man being torn to pieces by his dogs, he quickly called them off, and was in the throes of helping the young man to his feet, when he heard neighbours discussing the escaped robber, he held
Railroad Villagers Protest
Over one hundred angry villagers recently assembled at the Soi Siam Country Club Road Railway Station, to protest at the way they had been treated by the railway company. Some protesters even parked their vehicles on the railway tracks to prevent trains from passing, hoping to attract the attention of the authorities involved. Our reporter spoke to some of the protesters to get their side of the story. They explained that they were furious with the Railway Authority. Khun Sulaiman Binmooso, aged 53, the leader of the protesting villagers' explained that in the year 2000, whilst the area surrounding the railway was still a forest, they had approached the Railway Authority and been given permission to build their house and make a living in the area, they have been paying rent to the railway for the past nine years, and have a rental contract. Over the nine ten years they have been improving the area, however last year, the railway gave authority to the land to the City Council to build the new road. The protesters understand the necessity of the road construction and have not tried to stop in being constructed, even though they have now only been left with a space of 15 metres for the 60 families in their community to live. They have been approaching the railway authority for some time, insisting that they renew their contracts, all to
no avail, indeed they have been charged with trespassing. They have been treated in a rude and bullying manner, and have been informed that if they do not vacate the land immediately, bulldozers will be brought in to do it for them. The protesters, who are to face immediate eviction, as it is illegal by railway laws to live on their land, have recently been informed that 3 investors are looking at purchasing the land when it goes up for auction in the near future. The protesters state, that even though they are poor, they should still not be treated in this way, and they will continue to fight until they get some justice. The railway authority explained to our reporter that the existing lease with the families was for ten years, this has now expired, and they decided to pass ownership onto the City Hall for the construction of the new road. They do have plans to auction off plots of land in the near future, however, no decisions have yet been finalised, and they knew nothing of any attacks of the villagers. Pattaya Mayor’s Secretary, Khun Chutiphol Kamolnark, promised the residents he would take their case before the Mayor at the earliest convenience, he was sure a solution could be found which would be acceptable to both sides. The protesters have been invited to attend a meeting at the Pattaya Provisional Court.
onto him until the police arrived. He still had in his possession the 1 Baht gold chain taken at the robbery. All three confessed to the crime and admitted that they had made a career out of robbing. Police officers
are now going through past reports of snatchings so the young men can explain which ones they are responsible for. The young men will all have their day in court in the very near future.
Norwegian man seriously injured after fall Police officers recently received a report from the Big Horn Steak House on Soi Diana that a foreigner had been found with serious injuries. Arriving on the scene with a Sawang Rescue Team, they were shown through a crowd of Thai and foreigner onlookers to the injured man, Mr.
Comy Anderson aged 50 from Norway. The injured man was lying in a pool of blood inside the building, near to the front entrance. Miss Sudjai Sa-ard, aged 23, who reported the incident to the police, explained to the officers that she had been sitting outside when she heard
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Pattaya City Hall in conjunction with the Mityon Motorbike Company Pattaya, recently held a training session for the ‘Walk Rally’ at the Redemptorist Centre, with many students from schools around Pattaya attending. Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, presided over the event. He explained that is was an endeavour to encourage residents to maintain good health and exercise on a regular basis. The event also hoped to highlight and raise awareness of road accidents around our city. Motorcycles are the number one cause of death to our young people, 15
– 35 years of age, each year. The City Hall had joined forces with the Mityon Motorbike Company, Pattaya’s largest motorcycle dealership company, to highlight safety measures for young riders. Pattaya is a tourist destination, therefore, there are thousands of Thai’s who relocate here to serve the tourist industry. They have to be trained to manage the traffic flow of the city, and this seminar concentrated on 10 elements of road safety to teach the attendees. There will be a follow up seminar in one month’s time to try and gauge the improvements. by Nana
Facial Tumour to be removed
A Pattaya news item recently reported on a young boy, Nong Bee, only one year old, who had been born with a severe face tumour, which his parents, both construction workers on low income, could not afford to have operated on. The news item was looking for a kind person to donate the medical expenses to allow the operation to go ahead, and allow the young child a stab at a normal life. The family were recently paid a visit by officers from the Banglamung District and Nongprue Municipality, who informed the parents that after Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, had heard of his ordeal, she will personally support the boys treatment. Her Majesty is arranging for the young boy to be taken to a Bangkok Hospital where
experts will give him a thorough check-up and look at possible treatments. The boy’s mother, Miss Jiranan, was in floods of tears as she was told the news that the operation would take place due to the generosity of such a lovely and caring sovereign figure. She and her husband promised to return the kindness by doing good deeds in their everyday life and they will ensure, whilst growing up, that their son knows of his very generous royal benefactor. The mother would love her child to grow up to become a teacher, so he can help other children and become a good citizen. The Royal Order, states that the young boy should make his life changing trip to Bangkok as soon as possible.
the calls for help. She looked into the building, however, she could not reach the injured man through the locked door, so calling for help from a foreign tourist, they managed to break the door open, and when seeing how badly injured the man was, immediately informed the
emergency services. Police suspect that the man, in a drunken state, had fallen down the steps from the second floor causing his serious injuries. However, they will await the man’s recovery and see if he can shed any light on the mystery.
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Leading luxury condominium and real estate developer Raimon Land has received another boost after majority shareholder, Kuwait-based IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR), increased its stake in the company by 14.92%. With its latest investment, IFA HR now owns 41.08% of Raimon Land. Raimon Land Chief Executive Officer, Hubert Viriot, said “We have seen great
across many countries in Asia. The past three to four months will show double digit GDP growth in most of Asia for the second quarter of 2009, with Thailand showing marked improvement for the same period. "Fortunately, the Asian market is showing signs of healthy recovery in comparison to other regions. We strongly believe we will maintain strong sales levels and will continue to deliver quality products and residences to our valued customers.” Talal Jassim Al-Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of IFA HR and Vice Chairman , said “The increase in our shareholding in Raimon Land is a testament to our belief in the management, the company, and the great value that Raimon Land adds to our portfolio. We will continue to support the company and benefit from its growth.” He said that over the past several years, the company has delivered luxury residential projects valued at
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value created by working closely with IFA Hotels & Resorts; the internationally recognised Raimon Land name will be further elevated through IFA Hotels & Resorts’ international network spanning the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America.” He added while the global economic downturn continues in most markets across the world, recent reports indicate positive movement
Utapao Airport comes of age A very special flight was celebrated on the 25th July when the first officially recognised international flight arrived at the airport shortly after midnight. The first flight, KE 9645, from a Korean airline group, touched down and the passengers were warmly welcomed by airport staff and Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, and representatives of the City Hall and Tourist Authority of Thailand (TOT). This was the first international flight to land at the new upgraded airport since it was used to help out when the national airport
in Bangkok, Suvarnaphum, was closed due to political problems last year. The warm welcome continued with a Thai Dancing Group, organised by Nongnooch Gardens, and flower tributes were presented to each of the travellers. The management at the
airport believe that they proved they could handle international freight and passengers last year in the political problems, and they believe that they should be offered the chance to compete for international flights against Bangkok.
Amari Hotels and Resorts appoints Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer Mr Peter Henley, President & CEO of Amari Hotels and Resorts, has announced the appointment of Mr Thorsten Ries, as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Amari Hotels and Resorts. Mr Ries, a German national, brings to the role over 20 years extensive experience in many aspects of the hospitality industry. He has held several key international positions, such as General Manager, Area Manager and
VP for Ritz-Carlton Eastern Europe, Four Seasons and Marriott hotels, in Europe, America and the Middle East. Mr Ries was quoted as saying ‘I am very excited to explore Asia and its possibilities, for the first time, and support the future growth of Amari Hotels and Resorts’. He will play a significant role in transforming Amari Hotels and Resorts, into the future.
over USD200 million to the Thai market. Additionally, the company has a project pipeline with a sales value exceeding USD1 billion. Al-Bahar added: “Our strategy has always been to focus on emerging markets; Asia is a key region for us with excellent growth potential which we plan to capitalise on.” IFA HR President and Chief Operating Officer Werner Burger, said “This increase in investment further enhances synergies between both companies and Raimon Land's long-term operating viability.” “Through closer working relationships, both Raimon Land and IFA HR will be better able to utilise their existing international portfolio and network, giving their clients access to a more diverse product portfolio including residences, resorts, private residence clubs and lifestyle experiences around the world,” Mr Burger said. Raimon Land recently handed over The Heights Phuket project to its customers. The company’s Northpoint Pattaya residential development is on track and scheduled for completion towards the end of this year, followed by handing over to owners shortly
after. Construction of The River, a major condominium project in Bangkok, continues to make good progress,
with the landmark project rising steadily on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and is scheduled for completion by 2011.
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Screaming contest is a real blast
STARTING with the VIP officials firing a shower of colourful paper tinsel, the final fifteen contestants lined up for the Guinness World Record Attempt for the loudest scream, on the ground floor of Pattaya’s Royal Garden Plaza. Out of 1,000 applicants, the final fifteen tried hard to break the world record set by English woman Jill Drake in the year 2000 with a massive 129 decibel scream. Thailand’s contenders have so for only managed to register around 117 decibels, and the winner of this contest was a Russian man, with his efforts seeing him take away the first prize.
Floating Market draws thousands
SINCE its opening last year, the Floating Market south of Pattaya, has drawn countless thousands of visitors from both overseas and within Thailand to what is billed as the world’s biggest floating market. The owner, Khun Panat, has been very pleased with the outstanding success of his well designed tourist development, and together with leading VIP’s in the region, they took part in an opening ceremony for the next stage. This consists of a series of traditional canals, buildings, a rice paddy and huge flower gardens that also includes relaxation areas.
Dusit Thani Pattaya wins TRAFS Marathon Laundry Competition 2009
Chatchawan Pongklang of Dusit Thani Pattaya holds up his trophy as he is congratulated by hotel management led by general manager Chatchawal Supachayanont (middle) for winning the first prize in the Marathon Laundry Competition as part of the recently-concluded Thailand Retail, Food & Hospitality Services 2009 held at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) in Bangkok. Mr. Pongklang and his team member beat the other participants in performing a complete laundry task involving food-soiled shirt that later came out spotlessly clean after the 20-minute time limit given to the contestants to finish the job.
ConnectionsPlus 2009 by TCEB visits Ocean Tower
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s ConnectionsPlus 2009 participants recently arrived in Pattaya, under the theme of ‘Thailand Moving Forward’. The Management Team of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya, warmly welcomed the participants at the 5-star Ocean Tower. The group was delighted with the resort and impressed with its extensive facilities!
Prime Pitch Band live in Hard Rock Cafe Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya is proud to present Prime Pitch, a 7-piece Band specially flown-in from Philippines to rock ‘LIVE on stage’ starting this month. Their repertoire of music includes classic Ballads, R&B, and Top-40 hits to Funk, Rock and Alternative. On top of that, they would mesmerize you with their energized dance and moves. Performing nightly from Monday to Thursday from 9.00 p.m. onwards and Friday to Saturday from 9.30 pm onwards, enjoy the very best music and dining experiences only at Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya. Let the Party begin!
Dolls Club for Pattaya
‘BLYTHE LOVERS PATTAYA CLUB’ is the first dolls house club in town for collectors of Blythe dolls, which are very lifelike and available in two different sizes, along with a large range of accessories. If you red blooded males fancy a change from capturing the live dolls in Pattaya, we are sure that these up-market dolls, will cost you a lot less than the real ones in the long run. This first meeting was organised by Khun Toon (08.6338.2609), who is an avid collector of these lovely decorative dolls, for further information, please do not hesitate to contact Khun Toon.
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Networking Japanese tea party at Oasis Spa
The Japanese Expats enjoyed the first traditional Japanese Tea Party at Lanna Oasis Spa. The event was designed to create a strong network among Thai and Japanese Communities living in Chiang Mai. The party featured Lanna Thai Spa demonstration and served a healthy Spa cuisine.
BCCT Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening at Amari
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), led by Mr. Graham Macdonald, Vice Chairman (3rd left), recently held ‘BCCT Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening’, to strengthen networking opportunities in Pattaya and the Eastern region, at ICE Bar in the Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. They were extremely impressed with this 5-star hotel and its facilities in Pattaya!
Allo Cous Cous has moved!
The best cous cous restaurant in Pattaya has relocated to new premises. It is now the signature restaurant of Le Victoria Hotel on Pratamnak Hill (near Soi 5). Patrick extends a warm welcome to old and new customers to enjoy not only the delicious Moroccan cous cous but also his French gourmet menu. Tel: 08 793 67102 or 08 610 8600.
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AROUND PATTAYA Local immigration update
Wheelchair friendly Mabprachan Resort
YES, - Jimmy, the founder of Lake Mabprachan Resort, has gracefully retired and the new owners are Australian business partners Rob and Scott, together with Scott’s Thai wife Aree. They are converting the whole resort, and twenty one rooms of the thirty one rooms available, into accommodation for disabled people in wheel chairs, which is a fantastic idea, and sure to be popular with disabled visitors. This has probably largely come about, because Rob lost his leg in a motorbike accident last year, but he has certainly not lost his enthusiasm for living, he was the life and soul of the recent opening party, with the name change to ‘Roll-In Mabprachan Resort’.
THE BRITISH CONSULAR representative for Pattaya, Mr. Barry Kenyon, gave a very informative talk to the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) on recent changes to the Immigration regulations in Pattaya. There is now a requirement for those on retirement visas to have 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account for 60-days, even if they are simply re-applying for subsequent visas. Barry spoke on the limit at land border crossings of four 15-day entries for entry into Thailand, and his comments mainly related to the Pattaya Office, as rulings on regulations vary in different branches.
Beach volleyball again popular
Charity event for Camillian Centre The kids were all winners at the recent Beach Volleyball Championships held over two days on our beautiful Jomtien Beach, with our Deputy Mayor Khun Wattana Chantanawaranon, being on hand to present a large number of trophies to some very enthusiastic players, after the Sunday afternoon finals. Such sporting events are a great character building exercise for the children, who go away with a great sense of achievement and a perspective of community involvement. ONCE AGAIN the gay community got together to hold a very successful fund raising ‘Camillian Charity Show’ at ‘The Venue Restaurant’ in the Jomtien Plaza Complex off Thappraya Road. A large variety of prizes were donated by sponsors, and of course there is never a shortage of entertainers from this sector of our expat community. The ‘Camillian Centre’ based at Rayong (south of Pattaya), is well known for the marvellous work that it does in treating AIDS victims, and is very capably headed by the famous Father Giovanni from Italy.
Relief at ASEAN AIPA Conference success
Top spectator position
OUR LOCAL KIDS are not dumb and are actually very innovative, so at the recent Beach Volleyball Championships, this young lady soon figured out the best position for viewing the matches. Right behind the net, under the local FM radio station table (for all on the spot comments), nice and shady, and no chance of getting a volleyball bounced off your head.
EVERYONE INVOLVED breathed a sigh of relief, when the big international AIPA Conference held at the RoyalCliff Hotel Resort finished without any incidents. Not a red or yellow shirt to be seen, which was a blessing, as delegates attending were not only from the greater Asian region, but also as far away as Europe, the Middle East and surprisingly, even Russia. Even though this was promoted as an event for ASEAN countries, many other nations from around the world chose to attend, which demonstrates the world-wide interest in Asian affairs.
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New Bangkok Airport Bus
I had to pick my daughter up from the airport last week, and my wife had the car. Usually I take a taxi but I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to test ride the new Jomtien-Bangkok airport bus, which I saw advertised recently, and which departs only a five minute walk away, which made it immediately more attractive than the hike to North Pattaya bus station. This new bus departs from the parking area opposite
Pan Pan restaurant on Thappraya Road. First of all, it costs 124 Baht! For the quality of the service, that’s a bargain. I waited in the air conditioned ticket office/waiting room, amused to watch a man reading and chuckling over my previous column in Pattaya Today, which was a weird experience. The only annoying thing in the waiting room was being tortured by the infantile rubbish blaring out of the TV, which was set to
Last night I was walking with my daughter near Khaosan Road in Bangkok, when a domestic altercation arose with a family of beggars in the gutter next to the pavement as we walked past them. The angry/drunk/drugged up father snatched a baby rabbit from his crying son and, with all his might, and in full view of many tourists, smashed the rabbit as hard as he could onto the road, the impact making a sickening bone-shattering thud. I was in shock at what I saw, as the rabbit, dying,
wriggled helplessly on the road, before the guy stuffed it down a drain, where it hopefully died a quick death, as his son screamed and cried. It was a disgusting thing to witness, especially for my daughter and the other tourists who had the misfortune to see this. I have been in Thailand long enough to know not to get involved, even though my overwhelming urge was to kick the living crap out of him, so I did the next best thing I could, and went into the local police station to report it.
Streamline Bus, Streamline Service
the usual loud, overacting Thai channel. They should lose that. The bus arrived on time and was the most modern bus I have travelled on in Thailand. It was new, clean and in excellent condition. It departed on time, the trip that day taking one and a half hours from Jomtien, with no stops, and it dropped me at the departures terminal. For 124 Baht, this service is likely to hurt taxi and limo drivers in Pattaya, as people get to know about it
and use it more. The bus was only half full when I travelled on a Sunday afternoon, and I hope they have enough business to keep going in the low season and to expand their services in Jomtien. For example, it would be good if they began a test to run buses into the centre of Bangkok from Jomtien, to see if that generated more business. Regardless, I hope the service becomes a success for the operators.
the wrong (or right) impression that you too may go bust in that location before you have had time
Death of a Rabbit Signs of the Times To cut a long story short, a plain clothes copper came with me up the pavement as I pointed the finger. As the evidence had been stuffed down the drain the guy professed no knowledge until his son grassed him up, and the incident ended with a police warning to the beggar and the police asked me if that was OK for me. This being Thailand, it was as good as it was going to get, unfortunately, but if I ever get the chance to even up the score a bit, I will.
Regrettably in Pattaya, sometimes “opening offer” advertising banners are around for longer than the shop’s business, as my photograph demonstrates. What this indicates is not only that times are hard, but that consumers should be grabbing any opening offers while they can, as you never know when the shop might close down and new “for rent”
signs go up. Mind you, if I was trying to rent this shop to people, I might be
inclined to take down the old signage, as it gives
The taxi driver went back to his bike, took off his jacket, laughed with his mates at his taxi stand, picked up a motorcycle helmet, sneaked up to the now fairly distant tourist and smashed him over the head so hard he could have broken his skull. The guy went down like a sack of spuds, before picking him-
self up, dazed, as the motorbike guy leaped on his bike and disappeared into the night. Of course, this level of outrageous, cowardly violence was completely avoidable, and I think the tourist may not have read the Pattaya Manual, where it says, if you are not up for a bit of urban warfare, don’t try to start a fight with a Thai motorbike driver for beeping you out of the way. It REALLY ‘aint worth it.
the smoking ban. One study estimated that seven pubs a day are closing in Britain. Apparently 2,377 pubs have shut their doors in the past 12 months, at the cost of 24,000 jobs. But
whereas pubs selling food as a serious concern close at the rate of only one a week, “just” boozers close at a rate of 51 a week. Maybe that will be food for thought for some beleaguered bar owners in Pattaya. But let’s hope banana splits aren’t on the dessert tray. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is it with me this week. A few nights ago in Pattaya I was walking past the top of a small soi near Central on Second Road when a tourist was unnecessarily beeped by a motorcycle taxi driver for walking on the road in front of his motorbike. The tourist responded with a bit of lip, the taxi driver stopped his
motorbike. I lingered to see what would happen. The tourist gave the taxi driver the “come on then” hands, the taxi driver and he squared up for a few moments with a small flurry of blows, and the taxi driver walked off. End of, I thought and I also began to walk off, as the tourist disappeared up the road.
It’s not just Walking Street that’s seeing a decline in punters slurping alcoholic refreshments on the premises. At this rate the 7:11s down there will need to become licensed as bars, the amount of
beer and mixers they are flogging to Russian tourist streetwalkers. In boozy Britain pubs are closing in record numbers due to the combined impact of the recession, beer duty rises and
Now You See It, Now You Don’t
to get through your opening offer period.
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Thailand Takes Pre-Emptive Measures Against Pneumonic Plague But Are They The Right Ones? Dear Editor: Thank-you for coming to my defence after Jerry’s vicious attacks against me (Letters,Aug l) Jerry says it’s silly for me to complain that chickens suffer when pigs also suffer. But I have no doubt if I wrote a letter about how pigs suffer (as I’ve done many times in the past) Jerry would say why worry about pigs when there are chickens who are suffering?! My guess is that Jerry doesn’t do much to help chickens or pigs and is just making excuses for doing nothing. I’ll admit all the personal attacks against me used to upset me. But after my picture appeared in the Bangkok Post (when Barry Kenyon interviewed me for that paper) strangers would walk up to me in the street, shake my hand and tell me to keep up the good work. It was then that I realized there is a silent majority out there who respect what I’m trying to do and the loudmouths like Jerry only (in my opinion ) represent a small percentage of the readers. In any case, since Jerry apparently reads my letters in the Bangkok Post perhaps he read the one in which I said if a writer wants to personally attack me he should “at least be man enough to use his last name”. Eric Bahrt,Twin Palms Resort,Beach Road,Central Pattaya Dear Eric, Good on you, Eric. Stick to your guns and don’t allow those who, dare I say, haven’t rationally thought through the process of factory farming etc. to dissuade you from your just crusade. You also have a point about those who may be vociferous, but don’t seem to have enough courage in their convictions to fully identify themselves. As for factory farming, it’s easy to be disassociated from the end product and never give a thought as to what kind of process the piece of meat on your plate has had to go though to end up there. Many moons ago, I actually had the misfortune to observe first-hand the process of killing in a slaughter house, which they have the audacity to call humane, and saw what was actually done to the poor beasts. If I hadn’t already been a vegetarian myself, I would never have touched another piece of meat again. And then there’s also the question of the disposal of the animal waste, the effect upon the rainforests cleared for rearing cattle, and the contribution that bovine flatulence makes to the CO2 of the planet to take into consideration. Dear Sir, I refer to the letters from Eric Bahrt and Jerry in Rayong in the current edition of your newspaper. Firstly I am amazed that you are not aware that Mr.Baht is American. His letters are published too frequently in both the Bangkok Post and local English language newspapers and not long ago the ‘Pattaya People’ devoted a whole page twice to his rantings and ravings. We are, frankly, sick and tired of his trying to force his fanatical vegetarian beliefs down our throats (pun intended) and would be only too happy to see a ban on letters from him in all the local and national newspapers for a few months. As to Jerry, obviously he does not regularly read the local papers. Yours sincerely, Mike, Naklua. Dear Mike, We try to be non-partisan at Pattaya Today, but I’m sorry to say I can’t endorse your attacks on Eric Bahrt and also support the right of freedom of speech. I don’t regard his stand as being fanatical and granted his opinions may be stated vehemently at times, but that just shows the depth of his indignation. And quite how does his being American affect the issue? May I respectfully suggest you do some Internet research, not only on factory farming, but also on
the nutritional content of their products. I think you will find they are essentially devitalized (the poor animals never actually get to see the sun, so how they can absorb its vitalizing rays?) and the food value is negligible, quite apart from the frankly cruel and inhumane mechanical methods used; plus the fact that the adrenalin rush often experienced by the animals at death is directly transferred to the consumer. In addition, the industry over-uses antibiotics, which, on the one hand, is also transferred to you and, on the other, generally reduces their efficacy, requiring further development of higher grade antibiotics and has untold consequences upon the immunity of the world in its incessant fight against virulent diseases, which are increasingly becoming more resistant to those antibiotics we currently use. The whole of the factory farming industry is a cynical way to make money, without taking into consideration the feelings of the animals, or the effects upon the end-users. If you choose to eat meat then at least consider organically farmed products, which have led a relatively freer and more fulfilling life, are killed more humanely and whose product is far more nutritious. Sorry, Mike, I tend to agree with Eric and support his stand. Dear Editor, Tourist Boost 2 The facelift Pattaya City Mayor wants to give Jomtien is very welcome. The biggest issue is not collecting the garbage, but educating people not to throw things away just at the place they stand. This education could start at school, so children could teach their parents. Maybe, if you talk about (the) beach area, there is a nice piece of work in the “sois” connected with the Beach Road. Walking around a lot, every day I see the people doing a very good job sweeping Beach Road, but every time there are 5 leaves and a little bit of sand to sweep (up). So a proposal to the mayor:”One day a week you let a club of cleaners do one soi; one overseer can be there with a scale and the one bringing in the most kilos a day gets a nice prize.” Maybe they (can) have fun having a kind of competition, the roadsides will be presentable and people can walk the road again without annoyance. Dutchie - H.Schuurmans, Majestic, Jomtien
Dear Dutchie, Excellent proposals. Why not actually submit your suggestions to the mayor and Pattaya City Council? As for your comments regarding the need for environmental sensitivity, I fully agree, the Thais need to be educated about how essential it is to preserve and take care of the environment, not only from an aesthetic point of view to encourage tourism, but also, more importantly, from a hygienic standpoint, especially in the present climate of pandemic diseases. And the order of instruction, from children to parents, would also be effective; we all know how successful a child can be in its persuasive methods. The ‘Greening of Pattaya’ was supposedly one of the main points on the agenda of City Hall and rather than merely being a stop-gap, ad hoc solution merely to please the tourists, let’s see it become a source of civic pride to be incorporated in the educational curriculum and a principle to be inculcated into the mass consciousness. It would also be a good opportunity for Pattaya to set an example for the whole country.
Following the recent outbreak of pneumonic plague in Ziketan in Qinghai Province, North West China (the third outbreak of the disease in the area within the last 10 years), where so far three people have died and at least another 11 infected, Thailand has taken precautionary measures to prevent the possible spread of this ultra-virulent disease to this country. These measures include monitoring the Flea Index and trapping rats at up to 64 border checkpoints; one of the first being Klong Toey Docks where, on August 6, seven rats were caught, but were found diseasefree. Pneumonic plague as a pandemic last occurred in Thailand in 1952. However, what is disconcerting is that the measures being taken do not relate to pneumonic plague, but to bubonic plague and what is more Dr Somchai Chakrabhand, Director-General of the Disease Control Department, also declared, according to the Thailand News Agency (TNA), that pneumonic plague “is usually transmitted between animals and humans by the bite of infected fleas, direct contact, inhalation and only rarely, by eating or drinking infected foodstuffs”. This information is manifestly incorrect, apart from the inhalation reference, as pneumonic plague is an airborne disease, like the A(H1N1) swine flu, not one primarily transmitted by the bites of infected rats or fleas, but is transmitted through the air by respiratory droplets from the lungs of infected persons or animals. Furthermore, either Dr Somchai or TNA, (which, is not clear), referring to the symptoms, stated “Patients typically experience a sudden onset of fever, chills, head and body-aches and weakness, vomiting and nausea”, which unfortunately are those again of bubonic plague! To be absolutely clear, the symptoms of pneumonic plague are those of bronchopneumonia i.e. severe coughing, high fever, chills, headache and shortness of breath followed by edema (filling with fluid) of the lungs and then the sputum, at first slimy and tinted with blood, later becomes free-flowing and bright red. Ring-a-ringa-Roses, the children’s game is thought to refer to pneumonic plague, with ‘roses’ referring to the red spots that occur with all three plague forms, and ‘A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down!’ to the violent coughing and swift death that follows. Both bubonic and pneumonic plague occurred during the Black Death in the 14th century, which killed an estimated 200 million worldwide. While all three forms of the plague, bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic, are caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, it is crucial to distinguish between them. Bubonic plague is the most common and most easily treatable, but is transmitted via flea bites, not between people, unlike pneumonic plague, which is far more virulent and can spread from person-to-person or animals-to-people. Pneumonic and septicemic plague are invariably severe and almost always fatal unless treated. The incubation period is usually three to six days, but may be as short as 36 hours or as long as 10 days. As a rule, the onset is sudden and well marked. Untreated bubonic plague is fatal in 30–75% percent of all instances, whereas the mortality rate for pneumonic and septicemic plague is almost 100% percent. When diagnosed and treated immediately, the fatality rate for bubonic plague is 1-15%, and 20-60% for septicemic or pneumonic plague, sometimes occurring within 24 hours of infection. Because of the severity of pneumonic plague, it is essential that antibiotic treatment begin within 18 to 24 hours of the first symptoms. Those antibiotics which have been found to be effective against all three forms of plague are streptomycin, tetracycline, gentamicin and sulfonamides. However, there is concern about growing levels of resistance to the drugs. It is imperative that those suspected of being infected should be hospitalised and medically quarantined. It is likewise crucial to test people who have been in close contact with sufferers. In the current Chinese outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) praised the Chinese for reacting quickly with a team of medical experts having been dispatched to monitor the disease and disinfecting the area and killing rats and insects; “It looks like the authorities have got the situation under control,” said WHO’s Vivian Tan. Those infected are all thought to be related to the first fatality, a herdsman, with the second and third fatalities being his neighbours. Authorities are attempting to track down people who had contact with the three fatalities. However, although there is a police cordon around the town of 10,000 people, effectively quarantining them, it is a vast, remote area covering 1,000 sq.miles on the Tibetan plateau and there have already been reports of inhabitants trying to escape the quarantine, some of whom may be infected. While no one expects a recurrence of the dastardly Mongol army technique of catapulting plagueinfected corpses over the city walls of Caffa in the Crimea in 1347, if the virulence spreads, it may lead to travel restrictions on the Chinese. Whatever, it is essential for the Thai authorities to get their act together and warn against close contact venues and swift seeking of medical advice in the event of suspicion of infection in the event it comes here.
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by Bee McConville How many bags do you own? I don’t mean plastic ones, I mean proper
Bags a Plenty
style, colour, appearance, material or comfort factor as they are generally limited to a choice between black or brown and a style choice of sandal, lace-up or slip-on. And when it comes to choosing a bag, well, men don’t actually have any choice at all for, as far as I am aware, men’s handbag shops just
hand/shoulder/clutch bags without which women look and feel positively naked. Being a bit of a minimalist myself I assumed I only possessed two, but when I actually counted, I realised that I had at least six ‘work-
don’t exist on the High Street. Men also fail to understand a woman’s need for an assortment of handbags as, again, their choice for where to put keys, coins, cards and condoms is limited to front pocket
ing’ bags! But that’s the thing with women and their hand-held accessories isn’t it? They are so much part of who we are that we don’t even notice that we have accumulated a cupboard full. Men are constantly baffled by a woman’s need for bags, and shoes as well, but I think that is more because, in the world of men’s fashion, they don’t have anywhere near the choice that women do. When it comes to footwear, men can’t make endless decisions regarding heel height, heel shape,
or back pocket, or jacket pocket if they happen to be wearing a suit. Our male companions just don’t have the breadth of imagination to understand that pockets are, more often that not, non-existent in women’s clothing due to the desire for figure accentuating and flattering attire. Modest pockets do, indeed, exist in some styles of trousers and skirts, and are often included in some summer frocks, but the only pockets large enough to accommodate even half of the items that women need to have
with them at all times are the pockets that are only to be found on granny’s apron! In terms of what we ladies need to have with us throughout a day, we are back to a Mars and Venus type situation when comparing the list with men’s necessities. Males can get away with wallet, keys and mobile phone but many ladies would experience nothing short of a panic attack if told that was all they could take with them each morning as they left for work or a shopping expedition. Life would be impossible if we were to limit ourselves to such a meager list of necessities, so it is a simple fact of life that women need bags. So why is it, then, that women need more than one bag? Well, only a male moron would ask such a ridiculous question. You might as well ask why women need more than one pair of shoes or one lipstick! I mean to say, even men possess more than one suit, don’t they? Women need different bags to match different occasions. You wouldn’t take your precious, soft leather, aquamarine Jimmy Choo bag for a drag along the beach for a barbecue any more than you would sling your plastic, fun-tastic, psychedelic beach bag over your shoulder when attending an important board meeting. There are many facets to a woman’s personality and she needs a different bag to reflect each and every one. As I have already stated, I am a bit of a minimalist, so I just have a bag for every day work, a bag for professional functions, a bag for shopping sorties, a bag for evenings out, a bag for traveling long-haul and a bag for yoga and other various sporting activities. So that is the absolute bare minimum I can operate with. However, other women are far more sensitive than me to co-ordination, chic and style, so would extend the basic list to cover colour matching, mood, fashion, and size, which really does matter when it comes to bags. And here I feel the need to mention the latest handbag hazards! As you may have noticed, large handbags have
recently become all the rage. Chloe, Prada, Gucci, Tom Ford, LV, Balenciaga – you name it, they’ve got it in XXXL! Now it makes sense that, if you have a large bag, you will need to fill it up a bit – there’s no point in keeping just minimal items to roll around at the bottom of a to-diefor-designer-handbag that has the capacity to hold a weekly shop for a family of four - and this is where the potential dangers lie. Apparently, some women are now carrying an average of two to three kilogrammes in their handbags on a regular basis, and this is bound to take its toll on posture, back and neck muscles, whether the bag is carried on the shoulder or at the crook of the elbow, particularly if it is accompanied by a pair of matching killer heels. And a vicious circle is being created – women need to put more things in their
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handbags, so the designers are making them larger and stronger and therefore are actually encouraging women to put more items therein! And the electronics industry is not helping either. With the development of netbooks, PSPs, Blackberries and other assorted paraphernalia, there
is just so much more fun stuff to keep in your handbag. So we can either start putting health warnings or weight restrictions on all handbags larger than a clutch, or we can do what French women have been doing for some time – start carrying two handbags!!
It’s Not Art!!
Now I am not against the general use of nail varnish on neat and tidy nails. I will admit to painting my own nails in subtle shades of pastel pink or, on a rare occasion, even an outra-
diamonds arranged in a rather squashed way at the end of your fingers is either attractive or desirable? Because from where I’m sitting most of it just looks like a fungal growth so in no way
geous red. But what I don’t see the point of doing is painting what some deluded women believe to be miniature works of art on each and every finger and even toe nail. I mean what’s all that about, I ask you!? Why do ladies believe that a motley selection of flowers and stars and
can it be described as ‘nail art’ which is what the signs declare in my local shopping mall. Now if real works of art were painted, such as the Mona Lisa, which in real life is disappointingly postage stamp size anyway, or Vincent’s sunflowers, or Monet’s lilies, or a Michelangelo or
a Raphael here and there, then perhaps, possibly, you could call it art, although it might seem like a bit of a waste to have masterpieces added to finger nails that more likely than not will be scrubbing at a toilet bowl with a pint of Domestos a few hours later. Unfortunately, most of the stuff seen at the ends of women’s fingers tends to look more like a botched Kandinsky or a Pollack, which no doubt would definitely be improved enormously with a bit of bleach and assorted toilet products, but that’s another moan for another day! So for goodness sake ladies, get a grip and stop showing yourselves up by flashing the mildewed ‘nail art’ around, because art – it ain’t!! I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie
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Fool in Paradise Yanks are never shy about offering opinions and advice to other people. Nevertheless, the rule is: when in doubt, ask someone who you can be reasonably sure has nothing to gain from telling you a lie. Instead, he kept his plans to himself and soldiered on unassisted. What I am about to tell you is third hand and very vague but bear with me because, if only a fraction of it is true, my friend really screwed up. He and his lady went to a visa place or legal office here in town. Yes, they would help him get a US visa for her. Their fee for the ‘service’ was 20,000 baht. Every time they had to make a trip to the embassy in Bangkok he would be charged 5,000 baht; every phone call, 4,000 baht; every page needing translation, 3,000 baht. And the charges went on and on – with no guarantee, of course, and all non-refundable. The company representative said that if they were unsuccessful they would simply try
again. Why wouldn’t they? With all the money they are getting off him this time, why wouldn’t they want to keep the gravy train rolling? I don’t pretend to know anything about obtaining a US visa but I have American friends who have done it and they said, as long as you know the criteria and can satisfy those criteria, it is possible to do it yourself at minimal cost. One friend who was legally married to the Thai lady had the application rejected because of one minor point. He fixed the problem, tried again, and they are now both happily holidaying in the States. I have read about obtaining an Australian visa and I’m guessing the criteria are more or less the same, including, but not limited to: 1 Must have evidence of funds to support a visit of the proposed duration. 2 Must show a level of personal, financial, employment and other commitments which may
provide inducement to return to country of usual residence. 3 Must be no circumstances in your country of usual residence which may provide inducement NOT to return. 4 Must be evidence of having previously complied with visa conditions of Australia or any other country. 5 Must be no inconsistencies in claims made by the applicant and those made by any other person supporting the application. 6 The person or persons supporting the application must not have supported other applicants who travelled to Australia and breached conditions of entry to Australia or undertakings made in connection with their entry. 7 Must be no likelihood that the applicant will engage in employment in Australia. 8 Must be no lack of credibility in terms of character and conduct. 9 The information provided in the context of
the application must not be false or designed to mislead. 10 Must be sufficient evidence of credible and bonafide plans. This comes all too late for my friend who, at last count, is out to the tune of 80,000 baht with still no visa in sight. My advice to anyone else overcome by the lunacy of wanting to take your lady back home to meet mum, is to do your homework first. Ask as many people as you can, especially those who have done it before. If you use a visa or legal company, do not part with one baht until they explain everything to you in full. Then shop around. Go to other companies, ask the same questions and compare their rates. Be aware some unscrupulous people will take your money knowing full well there is not a change the visa will be granted. Find out what you can do yourself to help fulfil any missing criteria before making the application. I will leave the final comment to one American wit who asked me, “Why bother with a visa? Just do it the easy way - fly into Mexico and then just sneak her across the US border at night. It’s proven very successful so far because millions of people have done it!”
And I hope they are. Crossing the railway tracks, it was a bit of a hike to The Local, an English beer bar-lounge on the left hand side catering to the nearby expat communities. On the right is Happy Dog, a pet shop with grooming and spa facilities for pampered pooches. And I’m sure they are. The large Dia-Cut high security factory is on the left opposite The Villas – Rachawadee housing estate with some very nice houses way out of my price league. After another stroll I came to Finn’s Bar opposite the Bank of Ayudhya. This small beer bar offers Happy Hour until 4:00pm with all beer at 45 baht. Another Papa David Restaurant and Bakery has recently opened (the other
one is near the Gold Monkey statue on the road to Jomtien) and I have a friend who swears by their breakfasts. With my aching legs almost worn out, I reached R. R. Bar and Restaurant then the Halfway Inn Bar and Restaurant which is either under construction or demolition. Next on the right is Tockalortens small beer bar followed by Family Bar. On the left is Red Point Bistro and Guesthouse and then WANaBEE’s Beer Bar (English). Further on is The New Inn Restaurant and Bar just before a 7-Eleven. Three small beer bars on the right were Pioneer Bar, Louise Beer Bar and Khao Talo Bar. And that’s where I decided to call it quits. I had now walked 1.9 kilometres from Sukhumvit and was told there was not a lot to report further on. I had also neglected to bring my passport and wasn’t sure how close it was to the Cambodian border. I don’t go this far on
my holidays! I came to the conclusion the foreign entertainment venues in Soi Khao Talo cater almost exclusively to local expats and, from what I’ve heard, there are quite a few of those. And a good thing too,
because I doubt many tourists make it this far out of town. Next issue I will be heading back towards the bright light, seeking a religious experience to share with you. Stay tuned for more Up Your Soi.
Taking your lady back home
I have written on this subject in the past but a recent event has triggered the need to pass on some opinions and observations, with the view to helping a few poor sods out. To cut a long story short, an American friend of mine, who has spent a total of less than six months in Thailand, has fallen in love. He has decided to marry the lady, but first he wants to get her a US Visa to take her for a holiday back to his home town. Just for fun, count up the problems so far – you may need to take your shoes and socks off. For starters, anyone who has only been in Thailand for six months cannot possibly know enough about the place and culture to make an informed decision. I have been here for ten years and learn something new every day. Expert on Thailand? No such thing. Secondly, he knows not one word of Thai and is oblivious to conversations his
by Frank Thring
Last week I crossed over to the Dark Side. No, I haven’t started sacrificing chickens or dancing naked around an inverted, burning cross, nor have I started buying Lady Drinks for Go Go dancers. I merely crossed over Sukhumvit Road to examine a soi I have never reported on before. Heading south from South Pattaya Road junction, Soi Khao Talo is off to the left at the first set of traffic lights just before the traffic lights marking Thepprasit Road junction. First a warning: this is not a soi where it is easy to be a pedestrian. I know from experience so trust me, some form of transport is mandatory. It is a long walk from the fenced off large vacant area on the corner with Sukhumvit
girlfriend has with her friends and family. All he knows is “they seem nice.” Thirdly, why on earth did he want to take her home? He doesn’t even like his small home town and could not wait to get out of there and head to Thailand. He has described the place to me as “cold and boring” so, if that is how he feels about it, just imagine how a Thai lady would feel. But his biggest mistake was in not telling anybody his intentions and asking advice. Including myself, he has three very good friends living here who were more than willing to help him out. He said he didn’t want to bother us. That hurt, but even so, there are other sources of free information available. Expats must stick together and support each other and there are two Expat clubs he could have attended and asked questions. Alternatively, he could have simply found a bar frequented by Americans and started up a conversation. In my experience,
which I am told is the site for a new shopping centre, possibly Carrefour. On the right, a long line of three storey shophouses is nearing completion and you have to pass them before reaching anything of interest. The first bar is Webby’s Star Bar, a double shophouse beer bar just before the Family Mart and Soi 4. I was told the bar is English owned (the Cross of St. George flag outside gave me a hint) and it has a free pool table for customers. The rest of the soi contains the typical Thai businesses but Friendship Coffee Shop on the right hand side caught my eye with a very appealing menu board outside. Next door is Happy Fish, a pet shop selling gold fish and aquariums.
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By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: email@example.com
The property market in Pattaya increasingly becomes bread and butter not only for many expatriates in Pattaya but also Thais in other parts of the country. People are more interrelated. Not only the best Thai food you can have in the UK but also good English pie in Pattaya. Most expatriate property buyers in Pattaya have a nightmare that Thai laws can be changed overnight and they may lose everything they own. Nobody can comprehensively explain the plethora of laws and regulations besetting all property buyers. However, the enforcement of laws is always tolerant. If the government blindly enforces
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The convenient truth about property buyers in Pattaya
To be or not to be the public enemy! the laws without studying of the impact, it will definitely create a snow ball effect which is beyond our expectation. The expression “The exception proves the rule” makes us to understand that we will have to see the exception of the law in order to make a judgment if that law is good. There is the good news that the interim government has already withdrawn the controversial draft amendment of the foreign business act. How about the expatriate property buyers in Pattaya? If they set up a company to buy a piece land with the area not more than one rai for the residential purpose, they can still enjoy the tolerance of the laws. No law can be retroactive and detrimental to their rights. Low Profile but High Profit To set up a simple company to own a piece of land with the area not more than one rai is still a pref-
erable solution for many low profile expatriates coming to Pattaya for retirement. These expatriates will not be involved
“I will never break the Thai law”
in any conspiracy theory like expatriates in other expensive resorts in the south. In Koh Samui, some expatriates set up 300 companies to buy property. What lies beneath? If you are not involved in any illegal business, e.g., money laundering, you should set up only a simple company with a clear
by MCCI Preschool B1 Teacher Ms. AnneMaree Grant
MCCI have had a great theme this summer “The World Works” (a big thank you to teacher Dan), the theme explores the world and its many wonders, both natural and man made. During the course of the 4 weeks, the children have visited and built on their knowledge of some subjects from the previous school year and gained some new ideas and insights from this interesting and wide ranging theme. For our younger children in Preschool we started by looking at land and water forms, which gave the children an idea of what our world is made of. They were so fascinated when they found out that when the land is surrounded by water, it is called an ‘island’, and when the land
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surrounds the water it is called a ‘lake’. Their understanding was reinforced with 2 & 3 dimensional craft activities involving paper plates, booklets and clay and water. We followed this up by looking at the 7 continents and looked at the natural features of each continent. Through this the children learnt the names of animals which some of them had never heard of. We also took fieldtrips to the ‘Crocodile Farm and ‘Khao Kheow’ to look at animals from our continent and the beautiful land and water forms. Our ‘Volcano’ week was so much fun; experimenting with science and art through making ‘Vinegar Volcanoes’ from sand in our playground and making them ‘erupt’. During that week our cooking class was the best because we had a special guest “Mrs.
Gae” (Je’taime’s mum) who is a professional cake maker to show us how to make a ‘Chocolate Volcano Cake’, everybody was very excited and the cake was ‘Yummy’. A big special thank you from us all, Mrs Gae, you definitely melted a few hearts with your creative cooking!
shareholding structure not involved with other off shore jurisdictions, e.g., British Virgin Islands or BVI. The business activity of this company should not be involved with real estate business in order that the company will not be liable for real estate taxes. The financial statements or balance sheet must be prepared at the end of the year with the English translation in order that you can understand all tax implications. The most important issue is about the Thai shareholders who will hold 51% of shares. You should know all of them quite well in order that you will not be implicated with any conspiracy they may commit. For expatriate property buyers who have a reliable Thai partner or spouse not based on the casual relationship, the ownership structure of land can be alternatively
by a 30-year lease agreement with a Thai partner. They can also arrange for a partnership agreement to share 50% with the Thai partner in case of separation. The other tough measure is to arrange for a loan that the Thai partner borrows money from you to buy land. The Thai partner will register a mortgage of that land to you with the land office. The disadvantage of this measure is that your Thai partner will not be happy because you will have the absolute power on that land. Your Thai partner will not be able to do anything with the land without your consent. No transaction should be dealt through your Thai partner. Whatever ownership structure you will use, you should deal with a developer or owner of the land by yourself by signing a contract and make direct payment to the owner. You may have your own lawyer or Tanai Kwam to assist
you without any conflicts of interest. In Pattaya, there are many unlicensed persons professing themselves to be a lawyer or Tanai Kwam. They always call themselves “Legal Advisor”. You just ask a person dealing with you to confirm if he or she is a “Tanai Kwam” and show you a lawyer license issued by the Lawyers Council of Thailand. It is advisable to weight between the pros and cons of the above measures in order that your aim of happiness in Pattaya will not be disturbed by your suspicious mind. For more knowledge about Thai property laws, you may visit our reading room www.thaisolicitor.com. You are not a bunch of public enemy. Just keep yourself low profile with the high profit of happiness because what will be the profit of the man who grains the whole world but losing his soul.
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Summer Savings at Amor Richard and his team have arranged Great Savings at Amor for you this summer! From May 1 To September 30 they are offering an Early Bird Discount! Enjoy a 20% Discount From 5pm. to 8pm. Also, Financial Crunch Busters Menu . Enjoy this special three course menu from May 1st. to September 30th. For only Baht 280 +10% service. Cream of Tomato Soup, Cream of Pumpkin Soup, Country Vegetable Soup or a, Mixed Salad; Richard’s Famous Meatball Curry with homemade mango chutney and rice, Hungarian Pork Goulash with rice, Chicken Breast Piccata with spaghetti, Fish Cakes with vegetables, tartar sauce and rice croquettes, Pork Fillet (150 grams) with mushroom gravy or pepper sauce, vegetables and potato croquettes or Rib Eye Steak (150 grams) with mushroom gravy or pepper sauce, vegetables and potato croquettes. A Scoop of Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry Ice Cream (Early Bird Discount not applicable). Tel: 038.710.680, Mobile: 081.945.5396, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Pattayaland Soi 3, South Pattaya Royal British Legion Thailand Now is the month to join the Legion for a number of reasons, you get 1 months free membership, you get to join in all our events and trips and now you also have the opportunity to join our group medical insurance. We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on 089.807.2335. You do not have to have served in UK armed forces to join, you must however agree to the principles of the Legion. Decorum 10th Anniversary Decorum Furniture & Decoration celebrates their 10th year anniversary by offering their customers, free design on house and condos. For more information, visit their shop at South Pattaya Road next to Friendship Supermarket or call 038.410.763, 038.420.203 Say it with flowers… Differently! Give the special lady in your life a treat that she will be talking of for the rest of the year! Whether mum, sister, grandma, aunt, daughter, wife or girlfriend, it’s time to pamper her with the Lotus Package, a 2.5-hour floral treat for the senses…Lotus body scrub (30 mins), Body wrap (60 mins), A soothing massage with floral scented oil (60 mins). The package is available at Sivara Spa from 1st August 30th September 2009 at Amari
Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya. Be pampered with the Lotus Package from 4,700Baht++. For more info, contact sivaraspa@ orchid.amari.com and visit www. sivaraspa.com Step by Step Step by Step dance studio is now open, anyone who is interested in dancing is welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate dancer, it will be our pleasure to guide you step by step on the dance floor. They specialize in zumba fitness, international ballroom standard, and Latin, social dancing and plus many more. For information please call Jojo: 086.836.7092 or Frankie 089.095.2172 or please call in to our studio at 194/73 Pom Court soi 17 Paniad Chang, next to Carrefour. Manhattans Early Dining Menu Manhattans Restaurant & Bar have extended the hours of their popular Early Dining Menu to 5pm - 7.30pm. It is a great way for people to enjoy a very wide variety of 5 star cuisine and excellent service at really unbeatable value. We offer a choice of 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 sinfully delicious desserts. Our 2 course meal is only 795 baht and a full 3 course meal is only 895 baht. We change our Early Dining Menu regularly to give our customers a fantastic variety throughout the year.” Orders must be placed before 7.30pm after which diners can savour the excellent cuisine at leisure. Another wonderful incentive to try the Early Dining Menu is; book a table of 4 or more and receive a free bottle of house wine. To view the current early dining selection visit www. manhattans-pattaya.com.. Call 038 259 790 to book a table. Also don’t forget another great service from Manhattans, complimentary transportation in their luxury vehicles in the Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua area. Toddler Playgroup Meets every Tuesday and Friday 10am at Wiggle Town on Sukhumvit Rd. For information, call Amber 0850841626 or Kim 087.600.5306 or see www.wiggle-town.com. Babies Playgroup Meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10am at Wiggle Town on Sukhumvit Rd. For information, call Amber 085.084. 1626 or Kim 087.600.5306 or see www.wiggle-town.com. 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 Ocean Tower Super Saver Package Get the best deal of the day on accommodation with added value spa, food & drink credit from just THB 7,650 for 2 nights in an Ocean Deluxe Room at the Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya. The offer is excluding breakfast, and extra nights can be added on for the current internet rate… This package is available from 9th June – 31st October 2009. Call 038.418.418 for more details. Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details @ www.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 drewnoyes@ gmail.com Recession Survival Kit Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya offering a special 3 courses set menu with a choice of Soup or Caesar Salad for the starter, Grill Chic Sandwich served with Coleslaw and French Fries or Seafood Creole Pasta Saute Prawn, Squid, Fish and Penne or Braised Oxtail with Vegetable and Smash Potatoes for your main course and a scoop of your favorite ice cream for dessert. Stand a chance to win a 2 days/1 night stay in Seaview Deluxe Room inclusive of a buffet breakfast for 2 persons at Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Opening date 19 September 2009. Package at THB 500++ only. For more information and reservation please call 038.426.635 British embassy office There is now an office of the
British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Honeymoon Package at Nova Platinum Hotel Celebrate your honeymoon in style with a romantically inspired stay at Nova Platinum Hotel. The package includes 3 days/2 nights in a superior room, daily American breakfast, a romantic dinner for 2 at Zia Restaurant, heart of rose petals on the bed. The Honeymoon Package starts from 4,974Baht net and is available from now until 31st October 2009. For reservations and more info, call 038.711.345, email: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2 days before you wish to start.
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Tropical Bert’s Charity Presentation
Every year Tropical Bert’s runs the St Georges Day Invitational Scramble, this year being the 4th. One of the important aspects of this day, despite being a great day out on the Golf Course, is to raise money for Charity, and the Charity that Tropical Bert’s has designated is The Pattaya Redemtorist School for the Blind. Last year the sum raised went towards purchasing musical instruments for the Students. The Pattaya Redemptorist School for The Blind is under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and was founded in 1986 By Father Raymond Brennan of the Redemptorist and Principal Aurora Sribuapun at Banglamung, Cholburi Province. Today, 2009, the
School has opened it’s door to all blind, and blind with other disabilities. Students range in age from 3 to 20 years old and come from all over the Country. This year, the 4th and not the last, the day raised a fine sum of 62,000 Baht and this was a tribute to the Sponsors of the Tournament, mainly Alan Bolton Property Consultants, Pattaya Sports Club, Asia West Fine Food Ltd,
Fr. Ray Brennan often said that he wanted the children and disabled people he looked after in Pattaya, to be able to earn their own rice. Father Ray, whose 6th Anniversary of his passing is on 16 August would have been very proud of the younger children in the foundation’s care who are now growing their own rice. The foundation owns 5 rai that was partially donated in Nong Pla Lai, and recently the land was rented out, Fr. Lawrence Patin, President of Fr. Ray Foundation came up with the idea of the foundation farming it’s own land to contribute to feeding the 850 children in its care. Children who live in the Fr. Ray Children’s Home
on Thepprasit Road were given the chance to farm the land. Auntie Samnao, who farms the adjacent land showed the kids how to get it right! Some of the children clutched fistful’s of rice, other put their rice into folded ends of their t-shirts, but all had a great time and were clearly excited at farming the land. A tractor, also donated to the Foundation came and finished the job when the kids got tired. The aim of the project is to reduce costs and grow organic product for the nutritious meals the children receive everyday and for the children to have the knowledge they are growing their own rice.
Gez and The P.I.G.S., Tropical Bert’s, and the many hole Sponsors not mentioned to whom our thanks also go. The effort that goes into the day cannot be understated and in particular the efforts of ‘Tropical Bert and Pu’ who put in more than time and who liaised with Principal Aurora Sribuapun on what The School wished us to present. The answer, as in the picture, was for
Bert and Bernard talk to the Principal
Kitchen Equipment, Office Equipment and Sports Clothes, and this we were pleased to purchase and present. Tropical Bert’s is proud to support such a fine Organisation and Bert and Pu of Tropical Bert’s along with Derek Brook of P.S.C. and Bernard Johnson of Asia West went along to present the items to Mrs Aurora Sribuapung The Principal. T.T.F.N.
Bert is intervieved by The Pattaya Mail Organisation
Presentation Team with Princpal and Children
Bert Presents. Note all The Presentation Team have a different year shirt on
Growing our own rice!
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by Kris & Noi Do you have a question about customs, culture or life in Thailand? Send it to Kris & Noi at: PTPrivatePosts@yahoo.com
Dear Kris & Noi, Last week I happened to be in a Bangkok gogo (alright, it was my third visit), and was being closely entertained by some friendly and scantilydressed girls, when three middle-aged English tourists (I heard them talking about return to Manchester when I walked to the toilets), two men and a woman, walked in. They didn’t sit with the girls and customers, they stayed at the bar. I’ve seen farang couples in gogo bars before, enjoying themselves, but these obviously weren’t enjoying themselves, whenever I looked they were glancing and frowning at the girls and men, and look-
ing pretty glum. I thought perhaps they had wandered in by mistake, thinking it was a normal bar, and would drink up and get away, but they had another round and stayed for an hour. Why spend loads of money and travel so far to sit watching something they obviously didn’t like, when there are plenty of regular bars around to have a drink? Nosey Parker
Perhaps they were secretly photographing the events, and you will soon be appearing on the cover of “Sleaze Exposure” magazine, or maybe visiting a sexy bar was on their “Things to do while in Thailand” list, so that they can tell friends all about it. Or they could be Man U supporters—often a strange crowd. At least they didn’t bother anyone; feel glad that they didn’t start to harangue the girls or customers, as has happened at times when visitors
disapprove of the activities. It’s their money so they can spend their holiday doing whatever they choose; up to them, as we all say. Dear Kris & Noi, Every year a famous soccer club, usually English, comes to Thailand on a promotional tour, and thousands of Thais pay high prices to watch them play. But the teams always play at half-pace, and most of the players are unknowns, the superstars only jogging around for a token few minutes. Why do they fall for this con trick every time? The Liverpool match was on TV and was played at funeral speed, with the big stars hardly appearing. When the next team comes they should be told to play their biggest stars full time to give the people value for money. Martin You are misunderstanding the purpose of these visits. Yes they are pro-
motional, and the players attend coaching clinics for youngsters and there’s a public training session, but these pre-season tours are also for bringing the players up to full fitness for the coming season. Achieving maximum fitness levels are more important than results; they even have heavy training sessions on match day. Liverpool, like Manchester United, has a huge fan base in Thailand, and the fans were very happy for a rare chance to see their team training and playing; they know their football, and understood that some of the most famous names had hardly done any training after an international tournament and a holiday, and could not be risked for many minutes in a friendly match. Dear Kris & Noi, As a long time resident of Thailand, I wish to make a complaint about my treatment recently on my return from a trip abroad.
At Suvarnabhumi I passed through immigration in about 15 minutes, the smiling lady stamped the correct date for the remainder of my retirement visa, and I wasn’t stopped by suspiciouslooking characters wanting to check my duty-free. I soon obtained a metered taxi at the official point and was taken to Sukhumvit. In the evening a gorgeous lady stayed with me and didn’t steal my wallet. Next day I bought a bus ticket for Pattaya and got the correct change. I am sick of this treatment—why can’t I be like all the other expats who are always being ripped off and conned by dishonest Thais, and bankrupted by thieving, lying bar girls? Any more of this and I will have to remain here, and probably be the only expat left. Yet another complainer Cheer up mate, for sure you will have something or other upset you sometime in the Land of Smiles, then you can be happy in your misery. Good and bad things happen here and many expats like to talk about only the bad. Contented people don’t of-
ten bother to write, whereas complainers like to share their experiences and opinions with all and sundry. If they represented the majority, there would be very few expats remaining here. Some people seem to approach every situation expecting, or looking, for trouble. Western newspapers have the same attitude; no one is interested in a good story about Thailand, but feature a tourist being attacked or ripped off, some drunk getting into trouble with the law, or— gasp, shock, horror—sex for sale (which apparently doesn’t occur in the chaste western world), and that’ll do nicely thank you. It certainly isn’t all roses here for expats: robberies and violence are increasing, the airport scams and touts are a disgrace for an international airport, and visa regulations are frequently changed, usually to make living here harder. But no country is perfect for expats, and most are happy to accept that Thailand still has so much in its favour, so they tolerate the bad parts, albeit with a moan or two along the way.
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Flavour of the month?
by Alan S. Brown
In order to help stem the spread of the HIV virus and other sexually transmitted infections in Ethiopia, a marketing company recently introduced a coffee flavored condom to encourage safer sex practices in that country. Presumably, one could get his or her caffeine fix while simultaneously engaging in carnal knowledge with his partner. After all, Ethiopia is, supposedly, where coffee was first introduced. It wasn’t reported whether milk and sweetener were provided as add-ons. In any case, anything that will encourage increased condom use is to be commended. Flavored condoms and lubricant have been available here, in Thailand, and all over the world for some time now. Strawberry and grape flavored lube sachets are reportedly quite popular with the staff at some of Sin City’s ubiquitous go-go clubs and other pleasure palaces. Some users even reported that when they spread the
Many years ago, I managed to get a book published. In the process, I got to meet some of the people in the Bangkok book-publishing world. It came as a real eye-opener. The wonderful world of book publishing in Bangkok has spawned many bizarre individuals. I used to think that English teachers were weird, but that was before I met some of the maniacs who infest the book-publishing industry. I know of one publisher who used to publish fiction. He finally gave up on it
grape flavored lube on their morning toast, it proved very tasty. However, I’m certainly not recommending this as a breakfast treat. The availability and types of condoms have certainly multiplied since I was a youth. In my day, you had to go to the prescription counter and whisper to the pharmacist what you wanted. Of course, he’d ask you to speak up as he didn’t hear you. So, after turning beet red, you’d shout out what you needed. If you were lucky, your teacher or elderly next door neighbor wasn’t standing in line behind you. (If they were, you’d probably run out mortified and cancel your romantic interlude or risk getting an STI or getting her pregnant.) The pharmacist would then hand you a box of “one size fits all” Trojans. Now, condoms are readily available and come in various shapes and sizes and often include all kinds of “accessories.” Whether you need small, medium, large or you are, in actual-
ity, an elephant, there’s a size that will fit you comfortably. Of course, nobody would ever be caught buying “small” size condoms, so they’re given a variety of clever names. In addition to “regular”,
lubrication separately. So, there’s no excuse for endan gering yourself or your lover (or your horizontal calisthenics instructor who just happened to be working at your favorite watering hole).
there are Magnum and King Size, to name a few. They also come ribbed, studded and dotted to offer more pleasure for you and your partner. You can get them pre-lubed or buy the
Any “bells and whistles” that motivate people to engage in safer sex practices (i.e. usage of condoms and lube) should be supported. In fact, maybe condoms should actually be fitted
Vol. 8 No. 23 16 - 31 August 2009 with bells and whistles. That way, an amorous couple can proclaim to the world that they are practicing safer sex. Of course, their next door neighbor might burst into their room and throw a shoe or a bucket of water on them. I’m surprised that the manufacturers of condoms and lube haven’t come up with some more interesting flavors and accessories to sell more of their products and encourage safer sex. I really miss my Dr. Pepper soft drink when I’m not in the USA. Why not offer that (it’s really cherry flavored cola) as a flavor for condoms and lube. Just getting a whiff of it during coitus would greatly enhance the experience. I’m sure many readers have their own tastes and flavors from home that they’d appreciate experiencing during the carnal act. How about licorice, raspberry or root beer to name a few? Tamarind, papaya, chocolate and lemongrass are other possibilities. For lovers of adult beverages, why not offer flavors such as gin and tonic, beer or frozen Margarita (maybe not frozen). Whatever one’s sexual
A title that sings
because he realized that evaluating fiction was not his strong point. That was a wise decision. He seldom read any of the fiction he published, but he insisted on changing the title every time. I suppose he did that just to show the writer who was boss. One writer I know lived on Phuket with his wife Mem. He wanted to publish his adventures under the title Phuket Vignettes. But the publisher was based in Bangkok. He was unhappy both with the book’s title and with its setting in Phuket. He wanted it to be set in Bangkok. He was also unhappy with the name of the writer’s wife. He wanted to call her Daeng. In fact, he wanted to change the title to My Life with Daeng in Bangkok, and insisted that the writer should revise the text accordingly. The writer refused. He could imagine the tantrums that would ensue when his wife picked up his book and discovered that he’d been living a secret life in Bangkok with a woman named Daeng. Result: No deal. The writer subsequently went on to publish his book under happier circumstances with a different title and a different publisher. But the first publisher was undeterred, and continued to fiddle with the title of
every book of fiction he published. If Ernest Hemingway had fallen into this man’s clutches, we’d have got dialogues like this: Publisher: “A Farewell to Arms”? What does that mean? “Farewell” is an old-fashioned word that nobody understands anymore. And people will think that “arms” refers to parts of the body. They’ll never realize you’re talking about weapons. We’ll change the title to “Goodbye to Weapons.” Hemingway: But— Publisher: And “For Whom the Bell Tolls”—nobody says “whom” anymore. People won’t understand what you mean by “tolls,” either. They’ll think it has something to do with tolls on an expressway. So we’ll change the title to “For Who the Bell Rings.” And just to make sure people understand, make it “For Who the Bell Rings: Ding-dong! Dingdong!” Hemingway: But— Publisher: “The Old Man and the Sea”! It’s not about an old man and the sea. It’s about an old man and a fish. Call it “The Old Man and the Fish.” Hemingway (meekly, because he’s desperate to get his books published): Yes, sir. Publisher (thinking):Wait, it’s not only about the old man and the fish, it’s
also about the sharks who come along at the end and eat the fish till there’s nothing left but the skeleton. So we’ll call it “The Old Man, the Fish, and the Sharks Who Ate the Fish.” Hemingway (timidly): Don’t you want to add “Till There Was Nothing Left But the Skeleton”? Publisher: No, we want to keep the title short and punchy. Now, let’s see, the old man has a name, Santiago. I don’t like that. It sounds too Spanish. That will limit the book’s appeal. The book is in English. We’re not selling it to Hispanics, we’re selling it to people who speak English, mostly Americans. So we need a good American name for the old man. Call him Bubba. Hemingway: But, sir, the book is set in Cuba. People will expect the old man to have a Spanish name. Publisher: Never mind, people who read fiction are stupid. They’ll never know the difference. Then there’s the boy. The boy doesn’t have a name. Hemingway (helpfully): I can give him one, sir. How about Fidel? Publisher (thinking hard now): No, that will offend all the Cubans in Miami. We need another English name—a British one, this time. (Snapping his fingers.)
Of course! Call the boy Nigel. See if you can’t manage to have him shipwrecked in the story. That will increase sales. And throw in some pirates. That will double our sales. Maybe we can get Johnny Depp to play in the movie version. Put the boy’s name in the title, too. So let’s see, the title will now be “Bubba, Nigel, the Pirates, the Fish, and the Sharks Who Ate the Fish.” Hemingway: Sir, if I may be so bold, we don’t have a name for the fish. Publisher (stroking his chin thoughtfully): Hm! Yes, I suppose the fish should have a name. Hemingway: How about Flipper? Publisher: No, that name’s been taken. Well, what kind of fish is it, anyway? A haddock, isn’t it? Hemingway: No, sir, it’s a marlin. We could call
repertoire includes, these enhancements would benefit all participants; from those who only partake in “vanilla” sex (another flavor suggestion, as well) to the more adventurous, as long as a strong and pleasant aroma emanates. I won’t get into actually tasting the stuff. You’ll have to experiment. Condoms already come in a variety of colors, but additional ones could be offered. Another enhancement could include “vibrating” condoms (but where to put the battery might be an issue). Lubricants come in all sorts of varieties, as well. When engaging in sexual activity with a partner, it’s imperative to only use a water based lubricant such as K-Y, as oil based products cause the latex condom to deteriorate. These come in all sorts of flavors and can have various effects such as warming, “arousing” and moisturizing. When making love to yourself, anything goes, of course; including baby oil, Vaseline Crisco or anything else available in your kitchen pantry. In all seriousness, whatever induces consistent use of condoms and lube is a good thing. it Marlon Marlin. After Marlon Brando, you see. That would be especially appropriate because the marlin is really big, and so was Brando. Publisher (frowning thoughtfully): No, no, that might offend Brando’s estate, and they’d sue us. No, call the fish Martin Marlin. Now, the title is getting a bit long, so we have to shorten it. Let’s call the book “Bubba, Nigel, the Pirates, and the Sharks Who Ate Martin Marlin.” God, but I’m a genius! Does that sing, or what? Hemingway: Just like Pavarotti, sir. Fortunately, this man did not publish my book, and that’s why I call it “Goodbye to Bubba and Nigel, For Who the Bell Rings: Dingdong! Ding-dong!” (No! I’m lying! The book was called “Thai Lite,” just like this column. And you can’t buy it because it’s out of print.) S. Tsow can be flamed at email@example.com, except when the bell is ringing for him. Ding-dong!
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Vol. 8 No. 23 16 - 31 August 2009 however, Simons Davies of Private International said “There are fundamental privacy issues.” Using a mobile phone while in the European Union has become cheaper under a new single tariff for all 27 member states. The maximum charge for making a call drops to 37p per minute and for receiving calls 17p per minute. Sending a text from another country inside the EU costs no more than 10p. From the 30th all calls must be billed by the second.
Immigrant’s mothers are in the news ONE IN four children in Britain is born to foreign mums, a report claims almost 25% of UK youngsters born in 2008 had mothers from overseas. The figures also reveal the total number of births in overcrowded Britain was 708,708, the highest since 1972. The increase will worry Ministers because it threatens to put even more pressure on public services with schools and hospitals already struggling to cope. Children at British state school speak 64 different languages At Woodside High School in North London, four out of five children do not have English as their ‘home language’. Between them, the 1,000 pupils at the comprehensive speak 64 languages, this includes 17 dialects, and Languages range from Albanian and Arabic to Lithuanian. Head teacher Joan McVittlie said “The thing about the one-in-seven figure is that you’re going to get tremendous variation across the country. In some schools it could be just one or two pupils. In urban schools like ours, it can be 80 per cent.” In some areas English is a foreign language to more than 70 per cent of four to 11-year-olds, putting enormous pressure on teaching staff. And there are ten schools without a single pupil who has English as a first language, new figures shows LONDON TUBE stations are upgrading their ticket machines to operate in 17 languages; surely we should be encouraging people to speak English. Crisis Britain still has eastern appeal THE RECESSION may have sparked an exodus of eastern Europeans but many more are replacing them. Some 56,000 eastern Europeans left Britain last year, more than double the 2007 tally. But 100,000 arrived from the region over the same period, a net rise of 44,000, Home Office figures show. Asylum seeker numbers also rose to hit a four-year high, mainly because of Zimbabwean immigrants. However, net immigration from all countries fell from 237,000 in 2007 to 147,000 last year. The population needs to be controlled said Migration
Watch, however, Minister Woolans said immigration levels were “balancing”. Britons cutting CO2 emissions NINE out of ten Britons have taken steps to reduce their carbon emissions, according to a Christian Aid poll. Three quarters of consumers have switched to energy efficient light bulbs and 70 percent do not leave electrical items on standby. More than half (57 per cent) no longer heat rooms unnecessarily and 42 per cent tumble dry less. National lottery operator NATIONAL LOTTERY operator Camelot announced its best sales for 10 years. Sales soared to a record £5.5 billion, a rise of £182.8 million. Punters spent an extra £71.3 million on Lotto, EuroMillions and Daily Play tickets and £111.5 million on scratch cards and instant win games. Camelot boss, Dianns Thompson said “Despite challenges in the wider market, we have delivered the best National Lottery sales in a decade.” Men’s health week MILLIONS of British men are risking their health despite being aware of the dangers they may face. Some 18 million have ignored symptoms of ill health in the past year. Nearly 44 percent don’t check for cancerous signs like lumps and moles, report Friends Provident, in a study to mark the launch of Men’s Health Week. Over 34 percent admit they don’t know how to check for testicular cancer and only a quarter know the sign of breast and prostate cancer. However, disregarding aches and pains can lead to worsening conditions and even severe illness, warn health experts. Directory for mobile phone MOBILE phone numbers will be available on directory inquiries next month. However, the move has sparked fury from privacy groups. 118800.co.uk will charge £1 to connect customers to any of Britain’s 42 million mobiles after getting the numbers from market research companies. The firm says people will be keen to use the service,
True Stories of Dumb Criminals Watch What You Do With the Goods A postal worker has been charged with stealing gold which he was supposed to deliver. He made the mistake of pawning it at the same pawn shop which had melted it down to send to a business in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The jeweler at the pawn shop recognized it. The postal worker has been charged with embezzling. Nice People Swallow It seems a certain crook had the bad habit of spitting tobacco juice. And he didn’t exactly care where he spit. A keen eyed detective noticed tobacco juice stains on some papers that had been ransacked at an insurance office where a burglary had occurred. Since none of the ladies in the office chewed tobacco, he reasoned the spit belonged to the thief and took a DNA sample. Tobacco spit was also found at five other crime scenes in the area. The DNA in all
of them matched. The police had a suspect for the robberies and got a warrant to test his DNA. Voila! It matched. They are expecting a conviction. Short on Cash. Will This Do? A customer at the drive through window of a fast food restaurant apparently didn’t have enough cash on him to pay the bill. He offered to pay for his order with marijuana. The cashier refused and called the police with a description of the vehicle. Soon after, a police officer spotted the vehicle and pulled it over. An inspection of the car turned up marijuana. The driver was arrested. Steal Something Smaller Next Time A 25-year-old man in Utah decided he wanted to get to
Drinking tea can cut heart attack DRINKING three cups of tea a day can ward off heart attacks, a dietician claims. The beverage could even have anti-cancer properties, a review of previous research suggests. The link between coronary heart disease and tea has been the subject of a large number of studies. Dr.Carrie Buxton , a member of the Tea Advisory Panel, analysed some of these, to establish which effectiveness of naturally occurring compounds called flavonolds can be used to combat heart attacks. One Finish study found men who drank more than two cup of weak tea a day had a 21 per cent reduced chance of stroke. French research showed than women who drank more than three cups a day had a 32 per cent lower risk of blocked arteries. Dr. Ruxton said the research showed at least three cups of tea a day had a 32 per cent lower risk of blocked arteries. Thinking about work is so tiring MILLIONS of Britons spend their free time worrying about work, a study revealed last week. More than half work at home through the weekend and two-thirds won’t leave without their phone, one in 10 take a laptop on holiday. The survey, by OnePOLL for the National Trust, also found that 45 per ent return to work exhausted on Mondays. The National Trust is running a campaign to get more people to boost their health by enjoying life outdoors. ‘Unequal’ Britain is carpeted BRITAIN is one of the most unequal societies in the developed world, according to a new travel guide. Banking fat cats have walked away with millions in their pockets, in the recession, while ordinary people have suffered, the ‘Lonely Planet Guide to Britain’ said. However, author David Else added “British folk are extremely resilient. The recession isn’t going to dampen their spirits”. A third of Brits are refusing to take all their holidays in case they lose their jobs in the credit crunch. And another 28% worry that too much time off might make them targets for redundancy. Victoria Sanders, Managing Director of Teletext Holidays, which conducted the poll, said “People are finding it increasingly hard to relax at the moment; with many admitting it’s the most stressed they have ever felt.”
Washington to see his mother for Christmas. Not having a car, he hopped into a $500,000 fire truck, blew the air horn and tried to drive away. The fire fighters ran out to see what was happening. He put up a big fight, but they were finally able to subdue him. He never made it to Washington for Christmas. Too Dumb to Be a Thief The police had no trouble finding this thief. When he used a stolen credit card to buy some cigars, he signed his own name on the receipt. Later he tried to buy some merchandise at a store, but the card came up as stolen. When asked for some identification, he presented his own driver’s license.
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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING
The beauty and practicality of wood
Most flooring installed in modern concrete Thai buildings is ceramic tile. It comes in a multitude of decorator colors and, other than daily moping, is practically maintenance free. You have another choice however. If you are building, buying or already own a home, condo or business property and would like your place to have a different look, hardwood flooring is an excellent choice. In addition to floors it can also make a beautiful accent wall or even a ceiling. If you choose wood, your main concern when it comes to maintenance is moisture. However, if your wood floor is properly installed you should enjoy a lifetime of good use and exceptional beauty.
To assure there are no moisture problems, from the beginning you should verify that the lumber has been kiln-dried. Never allow the wood to be delivered when it is raining and keep it stored inside in a ventilated area where there is good air circulation. Caution: Do not try to keep the wood flooring hot and dry. Continual dry heat can over-dry wood flooring which may result in cracking and warping. If installing wood flooring over a concrete floor the concrete must be dry and cured. New concrete slabs can take weeks to dry out thoroughly. The surface may look dry but moisture can still be present inside the slab. In Thailand’s dry winter months the concrete will dry out quicker. If you are installing wood over an old dry ceramic tile floor, chances are the installation will not experience any swelling problems. If the installation of your wood floor will be on top of elevated floor with an
open airspace underneath it, you will not need a surface vapor barrier. When installing wood flooring over a concrete slab poured over dirt or sand, a vapor barrier between the wood and the substrate is an absolute necessity. If you have a parquet tile floor installed in a room where the length is more than 1-1/2 times the width it is recommended the wood tiles be in a diagonal pattern rather than square with the walls. This minimizes expansion under the high humidity conditions of Thailand. To allow for expansion a 2-1/2 centimeter expansion gap should always be left around all the edges of the floor next to the walls. A baseboard or other molding will cover the gap.
Since parquet floor tiles are often pre-finished at the factory it is tempting to get right on the floor once it is installed. Because the mastic needs time to set it is recommended not to move heavy furniture or allow much traffic on the floor for 24 hours. If your home will be air-conditioned most of the time when you are living there, have the AC on when the wood flooring is installed and keep it on throughout the sanding and finishing processes. It is best to keep the air temperature and humidity as near as possible to what it will be when your home is occupied. There are many types of wood finishes. Polyurethane floor finish is recommended for floors. You will want to inspect your new floor when the installation is finished. Keep in mind, this is a FLOOR. It is not a fine piece of furniture, so a furniture grade finish cannot be expected. To be fair to the installer,
it is very important to know the proper way to inspect the floor. Inspect from a standing position. Do not get down on your hands and knees and have your eye level close to the floor. Do not look at the floor into the glare of a window. The harsh reflected light will magnify any irregularities and they should not carry any weight when determining acceptance. The quality of the finish can be acceptable even if it includes some minor impurities, waves, swirls or sander marks or blemishes, especially around the perimeter and hard to sand places. Areas like closets, corners, and cabinet areas usually will have some of these irregularities. From a standing position in a normally lit room these irregularities may occasionally be observed but shouldn’t be prominent. In line after ceramic tile floors, wood flooring is the easiest floor surface to maintain. Minimum care is to vacuum or dust mop weekly. If your floor is waxed an occasional buffing helps remove blemishes. Re-waxing is generally needed only once a year. Be careful, a waxed floor can be slippery. Waxed surfaces should NEVER be cleaned with water, not even a damp mop. For emergency spills a damp cloth or mop may be used as long as the area
is buffed dry with a dry cloth immediately. Never intentionally put water on a floor. If you wax a polyurethane finished floor it cannot be re-coated with polyurethane unless you re-sand it to bare wood first. Unlike hotels and other commercial high traffic areas, re-coating a floor in a home is rarely needed if ever.
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Keep in mind that luxurious hardwood floors are available in Thailand. They create a pleasant ambiance to any living space and not only add value to your home, your home will just plain look more expensive and of a higher quality. Wood flooring care is easy, its longevity will outlast the owner and it gives off
a great appearance for excellent value. Pattaya has contractors with experience in installing wood flooring as well as wood accent walls and ceilings. Set your home or condo apart from the rest with this beautiful building material. It is another way to add value and enjoyment to your wonderful life in Thailand.
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Vol. 8 No. 23 16 - 31 August 2009
Thai Wife Arranged Murder Of Canadian Husband For Insurance Payout A Canadian oilfield worker, Dale Henry, 48, recuperating at home in Ranong, Southern Thailand, after breaking his leg, was shot in the head in an alleged conspiracy involving his Thai wife, Nee, her Thai lover and a hit-man. Despite Dale’s overwhelming generosity to Nee, buying her land and her family vehicles, she paid a hit-man Bt60,000 to kill her husband for a $1-million life insurance payout. The three alleged conspirators are currently on trial.
Government Vows To Radically Reduce New HIV+ Infections Over 2 Years The government is to make a bold attempt to radically reduce the number of HIV+ infections by 50% and try to limit new infection to 5,016 cases by 2011, according to PM Abhisit, chairing a meeting of the Government Committee on Aids Prevention. They will do this by increasing AIDS awareness campaigns and encouraging condom-use, specifically targeting at-risk groups such as intravenous drug users, sex workers, homosexuals and economic migrants.
Thai Justice Bows to International Pressure The tardy prosecution of a Thai policeman, accused of shooting a second Canadian, Leo Del Pinto, while out walking in Pai, is causing his family extreme heartache. “People are willing to sweep it under the rug if given the opportunity -- it hurts tourism and the image of country and it’s embarrassing for them,” said Ross Fortune, prospective brother-in-law of Del Pinto. Pressure from a Thai human-rights organization and the Canadian Embassy should expedite matters, however.
New Steps To Curtail Theft From Passengers’ Baggage At Suvarnabhumi Sweeping new security measures will be implemented by Airports of Thailand (AoT) to curtail theft from passengers’ baggage at Suvarnabhumi Airport. New measures include increasing the number of inspectors, installing 485 new surveillance cameras, insisting luggage handlers wear pocketless uniforms, luminous vests with ID tags and be searched on entry and exit to the luggage-handling area. Staff caught pilfering will be sacked; if offenders from the same contractors are caught three times, the firm will lose its contract.
Website Owner, Posting Obscene Photos With Intent To Disparage Victim, Convicted A message-board website owner, Pongwit Singsun, 23, was charged with violating the Computer-Related Crimes Act, causing damage to another person’s reputation, for posting explicit sex-scene photos on his website for 6 weeks of a young woman in Nakhon Sawan, who afterwards alerted the authorities. Because he showed remorse and pled guilty, Pongwit had his original one-year prison sentence subsequently commuted to two-years’ probation, a fine Bt20,000 and 48-hours’ community service. New Karaoke Parlour And Internet Cafe Regulations Approved The government is clamping down on karaoke parlours and Internet cafes. Karaoke parlours will have their business licences withdrawn if they provide drinking or singing partners to customers and school students at Internet cafes will be restricted to only 6-hours per day Internet gaming to be further reduced to 3-hours for under-18s. Specific time use will limit windows of opportunity for under-15s from 2-8pm, Mondays to Fridays; 15-18-year-olds can play till 10pm. Seven New Movie Categories Proposed The government has also proposed seven new film categories from mid-August: ‘Sor’ – ‘promoted’ educational films; ‘Thor’ - films suitable for general audiences; ‘Nor 13+’ – ‘advisory’ - films suitable for audiences over 13; ‘Nor 15+’ - films suitable for those over 15; ‘Nor 18+’ - films suitable for viewers over 18; ‘Chor 20+’ ‘specific’ for films restricted to those over 20. The final rating is for those films banned from being screened. 1000s of Volunteers Join ‘Homes For Needy’ Scheme Thousands of volunteers from all over the world with Habitat for Humanity International, whose mission is to serve and build communities, are to embark on The 2009 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Chiang Mai, later this year. Project volunteers are aiming to build 100 affordable homes for the needy over the period of one week. New homeowners will pay zero% interest and zero-profit mortgages on their newly-built homes.
Expansion Of Don Mueng’s Services The AoT is to develop Don Mueng Airport services to make the airport more cost-effective and generate income. What is envisaged is the creation of six projects, namely: the maintenance of landing gear and general maintenance of small and medium-sized aircraft; expanding aircraft spare parts supply; building a terminal building for use of passengers of private and chartered planes; simulated flight training, and the creation of an international trade centre.
First Healthcare Casualty of Swine Flu The first case where a doctor is thought to have contracted the type-A (H1N1) virus from a patient has been recorded at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Medicine. PM Abhisit has given assurances that adequate supplies of antiviral drugs and vaccine are available, with a speeding up of treatment for those infected. The Public Health Ministry is also expanding its rural reach, sending 980,000 health care volunteers to remote villages and communities. Chronic Disease Sufferers Should Seek Medical Help On Onset Of Flu Symptoms The Public Health Ministry, following the discovery that 24 people with no underlying diseases had died of the swine flu, has advised anyone who suspects they are infected to seek medical aid within two days of developing flu-like symptoms and those with chronic diseases to seek aid immediately they suspect infection. Most of the 81 deaths so far occurred because patients waited six or more days before seeking medical attention, making the antiviral oselatmivir ineffective. Honda To Export Thai-Made Motorcycles To Japan Honda Motor Co, the world’s top motorcycle maker, is planning to export Thailand-made bikes to Japan, where the Thai-imports will be cheaper to buy. From 2010, Honda will start shipping 250cc engine bikes from Thailand, where Honda produces three times as many motorcycles as in Japan. Honda is also considering producing most of the components for 100-125cc bikes in 3 countries and then shipping them for assembly to Thailand, China and Brazil.
Thaksin Supposedly Wants Reconciliation Thaksin Shinawatra appeared conciliatory in his 60th birthday message posted on the Twitter website. He stated he’d like to see national reconciliation, wished His Majesty the King good health and long life, and thanked over 2,000 well-wishers who had posted messages earlier, one of whom PM Abhisit Vejjajiva stated “If you have the dharma eye, I wish you have a happier life”. Thaksin also offered to help the premier solve national problems.
Brit Honeymooners Escape With Broken Legs From Samui Plane Crash A British newlywed couple, Nick and Claire Harvey, after honeymooning on Krabi, narrowly escaped death in the Nok Air Koh Samui plane crash, positioned right behind the pilot, who died. As the plane careered into the old control tower, the couple sustained broken legs and Nick was pinned to his seat by metal wreckage for nearly an hour, but advised his wife to get out quickly before the plane caught fire.
Government Discourages Pardon Thaksin Campaign The government has strongly advised against popular support for the campaign to seek a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra, warning the Red Shirts – the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) – that the petition would be a divisive instrument. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban apparently stated how concerned he was over the matter of the pardon petition, imploring his compatriots against doing anything to promote disunity or disturb His Majesty the King.
Thailand Scratched From Nehru Cup Thailand missed out on playing in the forthcoming Nehru Cup Football Tournament because organizers say the country only sent an under-19 side to compete, thus reneging on an agreement to send a first-choice side to India. “We told the Thailand’s national federation that we cannot accept a junior team for the tournament meant for national squads. We had to scratch Thailand’s entry as they did not respond favourably,” organizer’s spokesman Alberto Colaco said.
Jemaah Islamiyah Helping Southern Insurgents The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist group is suspected of aiding Islamic militants in South Thailand, specifically in hi-tech bomb making and remote detonation. Training by a key JI member, believed to have been involved in bombing the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Jakarta on July 17, is apparently being given in the use of radio, ‘’dual tone multi-frequency’’ transceiver technology to remotely detonate bombs, perfected in Iraq, which foils authorities’ detection efforts.
Toyota To Produce A Second Hybrid In Thailand Toyota is to produce a second hybrid in Thailand. Following the recent successful launch of their Toyota Camry Hybrid which has a 2.4-litre petrol engine linked to electric motors, informed sources say the company will produce the hybrid Corolla, most likely with a 1.8litre four-cylinder engine coupled to electric motors as in the Prius. “It won’t necessarily be the next-generation model... it could be the existing one,” revealed the secret source.
Ist Case of Mother-To-Child Transmission of Swine Flu The first recorded case of mother-to-child transmission of type-A (H1N1) influenza occurred at Ratchaburi hospital, where a premature baby girl was found to be infected on delivery. The newborn is in an incubator, being given antiviral drugs. Whilst the baby’s lungs are normal, doctors are concerned the virus may affect her brain. Meanwhile, following delivery, the mother developed complications and was transferred to Chulalongkorn Hospital and is now in a critical condition with severe pneumonia.
Thailand and Cambodia Sign Joint Accord Thailand and Cambodia have just signed a bilateral agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons and co-operation in the enforcement of penal sentences during the 6th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Co-operation in Bangkok. The two-day meeting focused on bilateral co-operation in the fields of education, politics, security, economics, society, science and technology and also included the issues of co-operation in other multilateral frameworks, including ASEAN.
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Is more of the same really the right answer?
by Simon Philbrook MBMG Group ask how did we get into the mess that the world is in to today? And how will we get out again? Princeton historian, Sean Wilentz, believes that “Many historians are now wondering whether Bush, in fact, will be remembered as the very worst president in all of American history.” Tim Price of PFP recently wrote that “Perhaps the biggest danger is to assume in a crisis, that politicians are not in a position to help anybody, other than themselves.” However bad the last POTUS may have been, it’s doubtful that he caused the current crisis single– handedly. More significantly, it’s even more doubtful that President Obama can do much to solve it. Price believes that in a better world, we should all be taught more at school: “What we know as fractional reserve banking equates to letting banks keep a tiny fraction of their
deposits (their depositors’ money, one should perhaps add) in order to lend out the remainder for profit (theirs, not the depositors’). Simultaneously, they retain the obligation to redeem all depositors immediately upon demand.” Price then quotes the words of late US economist, Murray Rothbard, Banks are inherently bankrupt because they issue far more warehouse receipts to cash (nowadays in the form of deposits redeemable in cash on demand) than they have cash available. Hence, they are always vulnerable to bank runs. These runs are not like any other business failures, because they simply consist of depositors claiming their own rightful property, which the banks do not have. Inherent bankruptcy, then, is an essential feature of any fractional reserve banking system.” Or as another economist, Frank Graham wrote over 10 years ago, “the attempt of the banks to realize the inconsistent aims of lending cash and still to represent that cash is available on demand is even more preposterous than eating one’s cake and counting on it for future consumption...a delusion dependent upon
the right not being unduly exercised.” Almost 50 years ago Rothbard added to the view that bailing out the banking system if and when the system started to fail, would only make matters worse. “Any interference with their comeuppance via bank runs will establish banks as a specifically privileged group, not obligated to pay their debts, which will lead to later inflations, credit expansions and depressions.” The last 50 years have seen various local interventions to failing banks, which have led to an entire flawed system. Further intervention now would, according to Rothbard, only extend and amplify the problems. “If government wishes to see a depression ended as quickly as possible, and the economy returned to normal prosperity, what course should it adopt? The first and clearest injunction is: don’t interfere with the market’s adjustment process. The more the government intervenes to delay the market’s adjustment, the longer and more gruelling the depression will be, and the more difficult will be the road to complete recovery.
by Mr Pobaan
Your loyal columnist and his constant companion Mrs Pobaan have been enjoying a short break in the beautiful island city of Hong Kong. Despite the brevity of our stay, the agreeable weather and the many retail diversions on offer, after a day of being a tourist my wife starts to hanker for home. And she could win medals for hankering. ‘Can we change the flights and go back on Friday?’ she pleads. ‘Well, not without buying new tickets and losing the cost of the old ones.’ ‘Let me think about that.’ As it turns out, we stay the full three days, but not without numerous other little reminders from my lady wife that, good as it may be here in Hong Kong, it’s probably better somewhere else. The light of my life was born in Thailand. It is her home, the residence of her heart and the domicile of her soul. My wife is actively interested in a wide range of
other cultures and countries – even occasionally advancing the notion of visiting them. After all, our journey to the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong was not arranged without consultation - Mr Pobaan is nothing if not a democrat. But when she’s away from home, it becomes clear that Mrs Pobaan is attached to Thailand by bungee cords. The further she goes, the stronger the elastic pulls her home. All of which raises the question of whether anywhere – Thailand, for example - is the perfect place to live. We are in a middle-market seafood restaurant in Wan Chai, the Walking Street of Hong Kong, or at least an anaemic simulacrum of it that would satisfy few of Pattaya’s old hands. ‘Of course!’ she says, indignant and surprised by the question. ‘But perfect means that everything is 100% good; nothing about it could be improved. You think
everything’s completely perfect? Surely nowhere can be absolutely perfect, can it?’ ‘My country’s perfect.’ Interestingly, or perhaps not very interestingly, a survey by the Economist names Ireland, Switzerland and Norway as the three best countries in which to live. But then they haven’t visited Khao Talo Towers, our modest residence across the Sukhumvit Road. Despite my wife’s loyalty, there must be something that could be bettered about Thailand, I muse, some small aspect of life here that niggles her, some minor detail that annoys her, something that, had she the power of decree, she would change? I’m aware that I’m on dangerous ground, tiptoeing through a minefield laid on quicksand. If I find what it is, this blemish on the face of perfection, my helpmeet and life companion is unlikely to be receptive to the results of my research, however impartial my methods. I lay the task
Government hampering aggravates and perpetuates the depression. Yet, government depression policy has always aggravated the very evils it has loudly tried to cure. If, in fact, we list logically the various ways that government could hamper market adjustment, we will find that we have precisely listed the favourite “anti-depression” arsenal of government policy. Thus, here are the ways the adjustment process can be hobbled: 1) Prevent or delay liquidation, lend money to shaky businesses, call on banks to lend further, etc. 2) Inflate further. Further inflation blocks the necessary fall in prices, thus delaying adjustment and prolonging depression. Further credit expansion creates more bad investments, which, in their turn, will have to be liquidated in some later depression. A government “easy-money” policy prevents the markets return to the necessary higher interest rates. 3) Keep wage rates up. Artificial maintenance of wage rates in a depression insures permanent mass unemployment. Furthermore, in a deflation, when prices are falling, keeping the same
rate of money wages means that real wage rates have been pushed higher. In the face of falling business demand, this greatly aggravates the unemployment problem. 4) Keep prices up. Keeping prices above their free-market levels will create unsalable surpluses and prevent a return to prosperity. 5) Stimulate consumption and discourage saving. We have seen that more saving and less consumption would speed recovery; more consumption and less saving aggravate the shortage of saved-capital even further. Any increase of taxes and government spending will discourage saving and investment and stimulate consumption, since government spending is all consumption. Any increase in the relative size of government in the economy shifts the societal consumption-investment ratio in favour of consumption and prolongs the depression. 6) Subsidize unemployment…” You don’t have to agree with every one of Rothbard’s claims to accept the general argument. We’re not nearly as eloquent as Rothbard was or Tim Price is, but to our
simple way of looking at things, we don’t see how you can fix a crisis caused by too much debt by adding more debt. US taxpayer’s money alone that has been committed to the banking crisis now exceeds US $8 trillion – or $25,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. The UK total exceeds £ I trillion – or £ 35,000 per taxpayer. If you accept that a bad banking system got us into the mess, where we now find ourselves, you might want to at least question whether a prescription for a lot more of the same is any kind of likely cure. For those wanting more information on this or other financial topics then please contact Simon on simon@ hamptonsthailand.co.th The above data and research was compiled from sources believed to be reliable, however, neither Hamptons International Mortgages (Thailand) Ltd nor its officers can accept any liability for an errors or omissions in the above article nor bear responsibility for any losses achieved as a result of any actions taken or not taken as a consequence of reading the above article.
aside for a few minutes and concentrate on the subtlety of flavours afforded by our steamed fish which, at a cost of the HK$ equivalent of over 1,500 baht for a single, middle-sized animal, has already identified itself as one of the aspects of visiting HK that makes the experience slightly less than perfect. ‘I know how Thailand could be improved,’ I venture with trepidation, as if I’ve suddenly thought of it. ‘Mmm?’ she says, sucking on an expensive fin. ‘In my view Thai cooking is one of the finest cuisines in the world, if not the finest. Restaurants in Pattaya offer outstandingly tasty food – aroy maak maak – attractively served by charming and professional staff for a reasonable price.’ ‘Of course.’ ‘But instead of providing napkins (paper would do) to wipe away the odd splash of sauce accidentally deposited at the corner of one’s mouth...’ ‘One what?’ ‘...To clean your mouth...’ ‘Yes?’ ‘...Most restaurants – even your beloved MK – give you toilet paper. In a plastic
holder. And not luxury strength, bum - friendly, cushioned tissue, but one-ply, disintegrate-on-contact-withsauce, cheap lavvy paper.’ (Let’s imagine how restaurants come by this flimsy material: - Sawasdee, Kuhn Cashand-Carry, krap. - Sawasdee, Kuhn Restaurant Proprietor, ka. - I’m looking for paper napkins, krap. - Have two, ka. The first is a luxury premium napkin, guaranteed to please your customers. They could even blow their noses on it if the tom yam goong is too phet, ka. The second is the Economy-Bogroll, which is really designed to absorb no more than one drop of liquid and to form a small useless ball of wet fibre instantly on use. It’s one baht cheaper per thousand sheets, ka. - One baht cheaper, you say, krap? OK, I’ll buy a million Economy-Bogroll and save 1,000 baht over the year. I’m sure my customers won’t notice the difference, krap.) But we digress. Having delivered this volley pretty low over the net, I brace myself for the smash return. ‘So?’ ‘Toilet paper doesn’t do the job. It just breaks up. Being a napkin is not what it’s for. It’s designed for... well, you know. You have to use so much, restaurants would
be better off just giving you one decent paper napkin. It would be cheaper.’ My case is beginning to sound like desperate pleading. ‘And?’ ‘Well, that’s one way that restaurants, and hence the whole country, could be improved. It would boost the tourist trade. Double it, probably. Possibly add a bit, anyway. We should write to the prime minister and tell him to... well, do something.’ ‘This conversation is stupid.’ Cowed by this overpowering logic, I turn my attention to my Hong Kong Chinese meal. The frothy dregs of my beer offer inadequate solace. For the rest of the evening we discuss other pressing matters, such as the possibility of rain tomorrow. After signalling to a waiter, the bill arrives: the equivalent of 2,500 baht, near enough. How was your meal? I look at the total. Good, but not perfect. Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway How to prevent breakthrough sweating in an equatorial climate? A friend suggests I wear a vest under my shirt. But will this extra layer add to the problem of over-heating or effectively deal with my embarrassment? Please share your sweaty experiences at email@example.com.
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Quick Tip When done sweeping your floors, do you prop your broom against a wall--only to have it slip and fall? An old rubber glove can help keep that broom in place. Just cut off one of the fingers (from the glove) and slide it over the top of the broom handle. Works for mops too. Light Read Hi Andy, I think you are the most clever person in Thailand after recommending using tennis balls to stop smelly bathroom traps. Now I have a question: Why do my light dimmers always blow when a halogen bulb blows? Richard Thanks for the kind words, Richard. As to your question, I can’t give you a definitive answer, but there are several points you might consider. First, are you sure the blown bulbs blew out your dimmer switches rather than the other way around? Secondly, many halogen bulbs are not dimmable, which may pose a compatibility problem. Thirdly, I guess it
is possible that the bulb blew, thus creating a spike in the line (but twice is unlikely, as most halogens have a long life). Then again, determine if the dimmer switch carries a high enough wattage for the halogen lamp. If none of those issues apply, it may be that as the bulb filament gets close to burning out, the molten metal drips or sags down into the socket and briefly creates a short circuit. This can smoke the dimmer. You might think about upgrading your dimmer switch; cheaper switches are often more susceptible to transient surges. Better quality dimmers usually have more protection built in to handle these surges. Crystal Vision This may be a strange question, Andy, but no one else seems able to provide a logical answer. From time to time the glass on my watch becomes foggy or moist on the inside. What causes this? More to the point, what can I do about it? Angie The quick solution, Angie, is to turn the watch
over and wear the glass next to your skin. That should get rid of the condensation. Moisture forms under the watch crystal when the air inside your watch is a different temperature from the air outside—most noticeably when there is a marked temperature change (such as jumping into a cool pool after sunbathing). If the cloudy crystal is a chronic problem, take the watch to a qualified jeweler for thorough cleaning and drying to ensure the moisture does not damage the mechanisms. Light on Crime We just moved into a house, Andy, and with crime seemingly on the rise in Pattaya, I am concerned about security. Can you recommend any devices I might install? Waldo A smart and easy home defense is outdoor lighting. Install security lights that bathe your home and property at night. Consider motion sensitive lights that are triggered by movement. As an alternative, you might try photoelectric lights that
turn on when it gets dark and off when the sun rises. A less expensive option is the use of timers which can be preset. Whatever type you choose, your better-lighted house will be less inviting to burglars. Save Your Energy Andy, our electric bill at the hotel is over 5000 baht a month. Can you tell me if these electrical things you can buy to plug into the wall to supposedly recapture lost power really work here in Thailand? If they do work, where can I buy a real one and how much money do they save in a month? Love your advice. Kevin Promoters of power savers promise they will cut your energy bills by about 25 percent each month, Kevin. However, the jury seems to be out on whether such devices are effective. My research indicates strong arguments on both sides of the question. Were I in your shoes, I would insist on a money-back guaranty that the device you purchase will indeed reduce your energy consumption as promised. If you get such assurance (in writing), try it out for two or three months and compare your power bills for those months against your power bills for the previous three months AND against the same three months one year ago. An article in Pattaya Today
(August 1, 2009) announced the availability here of a device made in Laos--the Energy Saver Plus. The “affordable” item claims to reduce your electric bill by up to 40 percent. The manufacturers of the unit will offer you a money back guarantee (in writing), alternatively they will also offer you a FREE INSTALLATION and you simply pay a monthly fee. They have two models of units available, one for the domestic and the other for commercial units. Ring them on 0847 998 796. Sizzling Sarah I liked your cooking tips a couple weeks ago, Andy, like what to do when you put too much salt in food while cooking. Can you help with my cooking problem? When frying food in oil, I’m constantly getting burned by the sizzling grease, which also splatters all over my stove and wall. Any suggestions? Sarah in Sri Racha Glad to help you, Sarah. To keep the grease from splattering, sprinkle a little salt in your frying pan before you begin cooking. Wicker Wacky We’ve got some wicker furniture in our patio that is difficult to clean properly, Andy. So we usually just let it sit dusty and dirty. Is there an easy way to clean wicker? Dale and Clark
Not exactly ‘easy,’ Dale and Clark, but perhaps better. First of all, tip the wicker furniture so that the tighter weave is to the top. That allows moisture to run down to the looser end--which makes it easier to clean. It’s very important to make sure that you keep the weave straight when cleaning, and that you keep the spacing the same. If not, the wicker will shrink which, in turn, will weaken the piece. The best way to clean wicker is to first vacuum with a dust attachment. That alone will improve its appearance. To clean, make a solution by mixing one tablespoon of ammonia with two liters of water. Put the solution into a bucket and then wash as you go, using the solution sparingly. Do not drench the furniture as this can damage it. Instead, dip a medium-stiff bristle brush and/or toothbrush into the solution, scour the f u r n i t u re — p a r t i c u l a r l y between the weaving, then rinse using a minimum amount of clean water. You can rinse with a hose if you choose to, but follow immediately by drying with paper towels or cloth. If the wicker gets too wet, it is going to get much too limp to use. It’s important that you dry it quickly. Be careful not to mess up the strand length. If you do, the furniture will dry to improper size and will be distorted. --Handy Andy
US Personnel help out once again Recently the President of the Pattaya branch of the US Navy League, Peter Thorand, accompanied personnel from the US Marines Experiments Centre, known as ‘Crimson Viper’, to complete works at the Wat Banglamung School, which had earlier been started by members of the visiting USS Crommelin FFG 37. A team from the Garden Cliff Resort and Spa started early in the morning preparing the paintwork surfaces, before the 25 strong team from the Crimson Viper arrived to
do the hard work. They quickly got stuck in to painting the toilets and other areas in need of a fresh coat of paint. With such a strong team of workers, it took no time at all to get the jobs
completed, and by 11am, when a catering truck arrived from the Resort with a packed lunch for all the workers, everyone enjoyed a well earned rest. After lunch the team
travelled to the Banglamung Handicapped Centre and Colonel Wanadee, from the Royal Thai Army, along with the Crimson Viper Team, presented the centre with medical supplies and 300 polo
shirts. One of the girls from the centre then gave a heart-warming speech of thanks to all those responsible for their generosity. Once again it has been proven that with the
help of visiting service personnel, a great boost can be achieved in helping the less fortunate in our community. A big ‘Thank-you’ to all those who took part, for jobs very well done.
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Golf from Tropical Bert’s Golf from the Travellers Rest
by Derek Brook
Treasure Hill - Stableford It has been a long time since we visited this course and the word on the street was that the course was in good nick so we decided to give it a try. With the skies threatening, our small but enthusiastic group of golfers set off after our breakfast at Bert’s. Check in at the course was smooth and the Sport Day green fees were appreciated although it was understood
that starting in August, only two days a week would be designated Sports Days. With no waiting on the first tee our group was off dodging a few raindrops. As reported, the course was in very good condition with even the bunkers showing signs of recent maintenance. Not even a brief rain shower about half way around could slow the pace of play and we were all soon back in the clubhouse and ready to head back to town.
At Tropical Bert’s, welcoming a new player and a returning player, Bert and Poo set out a great plate of assorted sandwiches and all dug in with their beverage of choice while the results were tabulated. All are welcome to come and join us for our friendly competitions. RESULTS 1st: Henry O’Brian (19) 36pts 2nd: Mashi Kaneta (12) 35pts 3rd: Don Carmody (30) 33pts
PSC Fishing Chairman
by Mike Gerrard
AHOY MATEY’S It’s been a long time since we last went out for a day on the sea. The weather was superb in terms of temperature, but don’t let the photo fool you. We made the mistake of letting the Captain’s bravery get the better of our heads and he duly went a little too far past the Islands into some heavy swells. He was determined to try and catch some Corbier (reported to be abundant in the area). Although we still caught a pretty good haul of fish,
even the strongest stomachs were a little queasy at the end of the day. I have travelled seas rough and smooth for most of my life and I have to say this was the very first time I have experienced this feeling. In saying this there was never a doubt about being in danger. Solid as rock these boats. Our good friend RICK MURPHY bagged the best catch of the day with a fine Pompano (pictured). DENE MUNDEY, BILL CLEAL along with newcomer CHARL CAMPBELL, and myself still managed to take home
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a fine haul of PLA DANG to please the ladies? (I mean eating wise). Eventually at about 4.00pm we all agreed that enough was enough and we just managed to get back to land before the feelings got the better of us all. Back at the beach side cafe we enjoyed a nice little brandy or two to settle the stomachs while the chef cleaned the catch for us take home. I know this report sounds a little downcast, but sometimes we don’t win em all. Next trip is scheduled for the first Saturday in September (the 5th), with a view to going out a little earlier than usual (7.00am). Rest assured rough weather conditions are a definite NO NO with our days out, but as I said this was the very first experience in 7 years. By September the high winds will have died down a little. If you are interested give me a call on 087 091 7565 for information. We take our own food and drinks, but if you do not have any rods and reels I will be happy to bring some along for you to use. All bait is provided as well.
Darkside Darts League
by Lance Wakeling
Hello again week 3 of the Pattaya Darkside League, Chill bar still ahead by 3 points but the Lucky Time bar close on there tail. Chesters Bar not quite there yet as they are trailing by 8 points!! Come on the Chester’s, get organized!! Pioneer bar are holding there own, and with Moonies and the 19th Hole holding up the league, they have got a lot of work to do. Early days yet as it is only the 3rd week. Will Welsh
by Derek Brook
Mr. “2” Makes a Double I made mention in my report of the 25th July of their being no two’s made for a number of weeks at “Phoenix” and that Ted Senior had broken the spell by making one along with a couple of others in the same week and promptly named him Mr “Two”. Unfortunately that report was missing from one leading Pattaya publication due to technical problems for that I duly apologise. However he seems to have stopped taking two’s (none this week) and gone even better by taking a double win, one at Pattana (Mon) with thirty-seven points and the other at Phoenix (Thur) with an identical score. Well Done Ted. On Monday 3rd August Pattana B&C was the venue A fair turnout on the day and it turned out to be a very good day and a win for Mr.“Two” I am referring of course to Mr.Ted Senior. Who has become infamous for making two’s. But not so this time it was a win and the first of two in the week. He found at the end of his round that he was two points up on three other players who had to fight it out with count back thirtyfives. Guy Fraser edged it with twenty on the back nine for second over Ito Akitoshi with seventeen and Eddie Townsend with fifteen. Two’s for Ray Allison and Richard Talbot Tuesday the 4th and a trip to Treasure Hill We have not been there in some time so a welcome return. A moderate turnout on the day (not everybody likes this course I have never understood why) and so it was one division with places to third. I personally was not in attendance but the course must have played hard judging by the scores returned. Thirty one was
the winning score and that came from Gerald Thwaites (not reported that name in some while) Three back in second was Guy Fraser at twenty-eight may we should refer to him as Mr. second, twice in two days. Third was George Robinson who could not find the form he had on the previous Saturday and came home with twenty-seven. Two’s from Guy Fraser and Gerhard Burger Thursday 6th of August Yet another visit to our regular Thursday venue of Phoenix (Ocean and
Saturday the 8th August and another regular weekend visit to Green Valley. A poor turnout for a Saturday but the quality of play was up to its usual quality One player decided that Thursday was a warm up for better things. I am of course referring to Billy Fitzgerald who went two better than Thursday for a great win with thirty-five and by two points over Gerhard Burger. A new player visiting with us Gerhard who took a two on Tuesday was second with thirty-three after winning the count back over Jon Lay
Saturday Winners John Lay, Billy Fitzgerald and Gerhard Burger
Mountain) with a very good turnout of participants. Course excellent as always. Scoring not so high this week. Mr. Two (Ted Senior) did it again for his double of the week and again with thirty-seven points however I note there is still no change to his handicap (13) so he must be sneaking in with just the right scores. Investigation required I think. Second and third went to count back between Alan Evans and Billy Fitzgerald (he is becoming quite a regular these days) both with thirty-six but Alan edged it with one more on the back nine eighteen to seventeen. Fourth was Mod Chaviraksa who also edged out Bob St. Aubin on count back again it was eighteen to seventeen. Bad Luck Bob. Only the one two and that was from Matt Gibbons.
pushing him to third spot. Only one two on the day and that was all Eamonn Murtagh’s Detailed Results for the week – Monday 3rd at Pattana Ted Senior 37 hc 13 Guy Fraser 35 hc 10 c/b Ito Akitoshi 35 hc 07 c/b Eddie Townsend 35 hc 15 c/b Tuesday 4th at Treasure Hill Gerald Thwaites 31 hc 10 Guy Fraser 28 hc 10 George Robinson 27 hc 09 Thursday 30th July at Phoenix (Ocean & Mountain) Ted Senior 37 hc 13 Alan Evans 36 hc 23 c/b Billy Fitzgerald 36 hc 16 c/b Mod Chaviraksa 35 hc 10 c/b Bob St. Aubin 35 hc 13 c/b Saturday 1st August at Green Valley Billy Fitzgerald 35 hc 16 Gerhard Burger 33 hc 15 c/b John Lay 33 hc 12 c/b Mike Moreton 32 hc 17 c/b
“AUGUST” 2009 Golfing Schedule for the TRGG (Please note that this list is provisional and is always subject to alteration)
Ian win a game? Will Aussie Ron give up drinking? Will Chester’s win the League?
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Monday Thursday Monday Thursday Monday
17th Pattana 20th Phoenix 24th T.B.A. 27th Phoenix 31st Pattana
Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday
18th 22nd 25th 29th
Khao Kheow Green Valley Emerald Green Valley
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Golf report from The Bunker Wednesday Quiz League
by Lance Wakeling
Greenwood No-one could catch Rab McDonald on the last day of the month so he won the golfer of the month trophy before he hit a ball in anger! It was just as well as he had a terrible day and never got amongst any of the prizes but, well done to Rab all the same! Geoff Parker was a surprised winner today taking the honours with a fairly modest two over par one shot better than his playing partner Peter Habgood and Dave Ashman had a good day getting third place with nett 77. Results: 1st Geoff Parker (hcp 16) nett 74 2nd Peter Habgood hcp 17) nett 75 3rd Dave Ashman (hcp 15) nett 77 Near pin winners - Dave Ashman, Gerry Cooney, Lee Butler and Stan Watkins. Green Valley Henry O’Brien joined the Bunker Boy’s for the first time in a while and what a return he had! Henry and Peter Habgood had a rare old battle both going great guns, Henry just edging out Pe-
Rab McDonald celebrating winning golfer of the month ter by one point to win with beating the rest of the field forty points and Rab today by three shots and McDonald got one hand in the last week of July he on the golfer of the month fancies himself to catch trophy by picking up points Rab McDonald in the golfer for his third place whilst of the month competition. Eddie Martin’s late charge There was a count back fizzled out with only one to determine second place, game remaining. William beating Tony Robbins having had a better Results: 1st Henry O’Brien (hcp 21) back nine. Results: 40 points 1st Eddie Martin (hcp 16) 2nd Peter Habgood (hcp 17) 39 points nett 73 2nd William Macey (hcp 13) 3rd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) nett 76 36 points Near pin winners - Colin 3rd Tony Robbins (hcp 11) Stokes, Peter Habgood, Chris nett 76 Near pin winners - Eddie Tubb and Bruce Gladden. won a near pin to round off a succesful day for him, PJ, Bang Pra Eddie Martin had a lot Tony and Geoff Parker won to say for himself (as usual) the others.
August golf schedule for The Bunker
Register by 09.30am Return scorecards by 1830pm Presentation @ 1900pm.
Golf from the Café Kronborg by Peter Blackburn & Dave Richardson Rayong Country Club – Stableford This was the first event at Rayong Country Club (formerly known as Great Lake) for Café Kronborg. We had a huge group of 20 starters on the day in two flights with the cut at handicap 18. All enjoyed the course which gave up some very good scores but there is still a lot of work to be done to bring it up to speed, however, at the current conditions the price is a steal. The A Flight was won by Icelander Kristin Helgason (who always posts a good score here) with 39 points.
In second place on a countback from Doug Maiko and Ted Morris was Marcel Witttwer with 37 points. Commiserations to Ted as there was no prize for fourth but well played anyway. B Flight was a real U.K. affair with Englishman Graham Buckingham taking out first prize with the excellent score of 42 points. A long way behind in second place was our old Irish mate Kevin Dynan on 37 points who just edged out my old Scottish mate Henry O’Brien on a count back. Rayong Green Valley Country Club – Stableford A baker’s dozen departed Café Kronborg for a stableford event at the
Rayong Green Valley Country Club. We had a late tee off time after eleven but managed to get off about 40 minutes early. The course on the day was in fine condition but the greens were not very receptive regardless of from where you were approaching the green. As a result of the difficult greens there was just 1 golfer breaking par and that was the unemployed Neil Skilton who took out first prize with 38 points. In second place with 33 points was Marcel Wittwer (look out Marcel – Blacky’s back on Monday!) and taking out third prize on a count back from Doug Maiko finishing fourth was Dave Neal with 30 points.
R2Q2 Q: The gold-domed 20th century Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is in which European capital city? A: Sofia. OK Corral appealed for Paris. According to Wikipedia, there is an Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in several East European cities (including Sofia), and in a couple of US Cities, but not in Paris. Appeal denied. R2Q4 Q: Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on an island in which Scottish archipelago? A: Hebrides (Inner). Bowling Green appealed for Staffa. It is true that Fingal’s Cave is on the island of Staffa, but that is not what the question asks. It asks for the name of the archipelago, which is Inner Hebrides. Appeal denied. R3Q5 Q: 1984 Olympic gold medallist, Scott Hamilton also won 4 consecutive World Championships in the 1980s; in which sport? A: Figure skating. Cheers appealed for Ice Dancing. From Wikipedia: Scott Scovell Hamilton (born August 28, 1958) is an American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships (19811984), four consecutive World Championships (1981-1984) and the 1984 Olympics. Appeal denied. R4Q6 Q: Who sang the rock ballad “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in 1968? A: The Beatles. Several teams appealed for George Harrison. The song was actually featured on The Beatles’ White Album and was credited simply to them. However as Harrison wrote the song and was the lead singer I will allow Harrison as an answer. Two points to Shagwell, Nervous Wreck, OK Corral, Cheers and The Bunker. R6Q3 Q: In astronomy, what is a “White Dwarf”? A: A Star. Most teams felt that more was required than just “A Star” as the answer, and some were marked wrong: Cheers for “Collapsed Super Nova”; OK Corral for “Collapsed star” and Bunker for “Sun”. The definition of a White Dwarf form the Encyclopaedia Britannica is: any of a class of faint stars representing the endpoint of the evolution of intermediate- and low-mass stars. I will accept “collapsed star” (though this is not strictly true), “sun” (because all stars are suns), but I can’t accept “collapsed super nova” as a white dwarf has never been a super nova. Two points to OK Corral and The Bunker. “Next week’s matches August 26th: Bowling Green vs. Cheers, Bunker vs. W. Tankie, Derbyshire vs. Londoner, Palmers vs. OK Corral, Rising Sun vs. Nervous Wreck, Shagwell vs. Boxing Roo.”
PSC from Tropical Bert’s
by Thomas Cotton
Well, aren’t we all glad the stress and excitement of deciding the “Alan Bolton Golfer of the Year” is over and we can just have a relaxing day of golf? Fortunately, Tiger Woods did not participate and we were able to keep the winner to a Pattaya resident and more particularly customer of Tropical Bert’s. So this Tuesday morning, we trotted out to Pattana, one of our favourite courses to have a little fun far from the bustle of Soi 6 and the environs of Tropical Bert’s. We rendezvoused at the first tee and a fateful decision was taken by our able Captain, to play off the yellow tees. This was an accommodation to the soon-to-be octogenarians. Fortune favours the brave, and as luck would have
Mashi, Colin, Steve it, several of the B course playing like a par 70 instead yellow tees were co-located of par 72 from the white tees. with the reds (lady’s tees) So on this day we had some and all the C course tees were long unsung names creeping co-located with the reds. into the leader board. Winners: So this day would favour 1. Mashi Kenata, leading on the short and straight hitters, which put the long count-back from 2. Colin Cronin and errant to disadvantage 3. Steve Compton (i.e our captain and the Near Pins: Dave Jones, usual bandits). Our captain calculated that off the red Frank Pilkington, Colin tees, that the course was Cronin, Steve Compton
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Tropical Bert’s Friday Golf
by Derek Brook
Rayong Country Club After two successful visits to this course in July, our group was anxious to get back and tackle the Faldo design again. We had several new participants as word of the good condition of this course seems to be spreading. In fact a group from Jomtien were also at the course for a competition so the parking lot was filling
up. With the friendly staff and adequate facilities we were off the first tee on time and, while showing the effects of annual type maintenance we see every year, the course was in good condition. Our groups were around in a bit over 4 hours and as the scorecards were handed in, it became obvious that the guys had come to play today and the scores were very good.
So good in fact that the handicap adjustment procedure was required for five of the 13 players. Leading the way with a lifetime best score of 45 points was Don Carmody. He was followed by Joel Flor with 43 points, Henry O’Brien with 41, Colin Swann with 40, and Steve Compton with 39. Both Don and Joel are showing good results from their recent instruction from Scott
Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table
On the opening night of the duck shooting season, curious bystanders saw 4 teams down 2 ducks apiece (game & beer), 4 teams shot wide and came up dry, and 2 teams got lost in the woods and failed to report their result. The Bunker Boys had a cunning plan which left the Sunshine Boys walking home with heads down and muttering curses to themselves. Stan (Bunker) has thrown down the gauntlet already by checking out on 132 (T16/T16/D18). Darts Stan. Mee Chew took both honors off the Blue Mountain, the Coffee Shop Quartet a tad light on players had more Mee Chew players in their side then Mee Chew did! Work that one out. Defending league champions Lucky Time (hasn’t that got a nice ring to it) took both game & beer against new recruits Londoner. The OK Corral played host to the Palmers Crew. Gorgeous George and the Crew outgunning the Posse to take game & beer. No one has grassed anyone up this week, not even a stab in the back for Lance by his own team mates. Is Lance paying his team hush money I ask myself! And finely, shall we start a ‘Wally of the week’ section? Get your nominations in. I wonder who will win ‘Wally of the week’ the most times. Any guesses? DARTS
The Bunker golf
by Mick Ramshaw
Phoenix Yet again Rab McDonald was in the frame but, unfortunately he could only finish third beating Geoff Parker on a count back. Reid Sheftall playing off scratch took second place with a gross 71 but it was Mashi who was the star today winning with a three under par nett 69. Results: 1st Mashi Kaneta (hcp 11) 2nd Reid Sheftall (hcp 0) 3rd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) 4th Geoff Parker (hcp 16) Near Pin Winners – Bruce, PJ Redmond, Frank Dante and Mashi. Thai Royal Navy Plutaluang July golfer of the month Rab was third on Monday and he got in the frame again today keeping up his steady form hoping for another monthly trophy. Unfortunately he lost
on a count back to Eddie Martin and had to settle for second place, there was a count back for third place too where newcomer Reid Sheftall playing off scratch just shaded it ahead of Lee Butler who had to settle for fourth place. The Bunker Boy’s haven’t played the Thai Royal Navy course for some time and if the starter continues to “slide in” five and six balls at the tenth tee it will be a while before we play there again as it turned into a five hour plus round of golf which isn’t good especially in the low season! Results: 1st Eddie Martin (hcp 16) 37 points 2nd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) 37 points 3rd Reid Sheftall (hcp 0) 36 points 4th Lee Butler (hcp 20) 36 points
Near pin winners – Geoff Cox, Geoff Parker, Lee Butler and Reid Sheftall. Treasure Hill Treasure Hill isn’t usually one of Paul Smith’s favourite courses but it was the last game he could play in before a brief return to the UK and he certainly made the most of it! Paul won the Stableford competition by two points ahead of Gerry Cooney who’s starting to find a bit of form after injury beating Rab on a count back to take the runner up spot and Jim Wooler had a steady round to finish in third place with 31 points. Results: 1st Paul Smith (hcp 3) 34 points 2nd Gerry Cooney (hcp 11) 32 points 3rd Rab McDonald (hcp 13) 32 points 4th Jim Wooler (hcp 22) 31 points Near pin winners – Only three greens were hit and they were hit by competition winner Paul, Frank Dante and Geoff Parker.
and practice. Well done guys! Back at Bert’s, with the drinks flowing and some digging into the Friday Fish ‘n Chips, the prizes were sorted out and with the help of some vouchers thrown in by Bob Benda, all five of the best scores were rewarded for their effort and to ease the pain of the handicap cuts. Results !st: Don Carmody (30,
now 26), 45 pts. 2nd: Joel Flor (20, now 18), 43 pts. 3rd: Henry O’Brien (19, now 18), 41 pts. 4th: Colin Swann (27,
now 25), 40 pts. 5th: Steve Compton (21, now 19), 39 pts. Near Pins: Joel Flor (2), Daryl Evans, Steve Compton.
Three Sisters Golf
by Paul Donahue
Pattaya Country Club again hosted the Three Sisters Group this 4th of August. The turnout was just a bit sparse. It is believed that a considerable number of regulars could no longer handle perforated-sand filled greens. Putts aimed toward the hole were seen bouncing erratically or getting bogged down with a circle of sand. Both balls and putters had to be frequently cleaned of adhering sand. Oh Well. Hopefully nature will provide lots of rain to wash the sand away and bring back great greens. Back at Caddy Shack II Herbie
Bill Thompson on the left with Herbie Ishinaga on the right Ishinage came through on hand. A tally of the with really good pork cards showed Bill Thompson loin sandwich makings as coming in with a 37 followed well as assorted snacks. There by Herbie Ishinage with was no lack of beverages a 35.
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e-arranging the deckchairs: Although to the casual observer not much has really changed to the UV-light parade that is Walking Street and its environs, behind the scenes quite a bit has happened in recent weeks in terms of closures, re-openings, and a couple of major places changing hands. The strangely-named K ogling den (Soho Square) closed down in late July. It began life in March with an equally strange cognomen: Counter Soho. I don’t think it is any great loss to the pantheon of ogling dens. One that is a bit of a sad failure is the Mirage chrome pole palace at the Pratumnak Road entrance to Soi Diamond. It looked to have some real potential but the doors were closed in the first week of August. A really weird one is the Fun Room broom closet, masquerading as an ogling den (Soi 15), which was closed in mid July only to re-open again a few weeks later. It may be as a response to the fact the Sakura Club 69 has also be revitalised, thus adding more reasons for punters to linger in and around Soi 15. Overall, there are still 76 dens of the chrome pole in Fun Town, despite the economic malaise. Two of Fun Town’s more prominent and popular dens, both in Walking Street) changed hands within a few days of each other during July. The Sisterz chrome pole palace has been purchased by the same team that run the Living Dolls Showcase and The Dollhouse dens (think Captain Picard).
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Early indications are that the regime familiar to regular patrons of Sisterz will continue, at least for the time being. The New Living Dolls 1 den, which has been the subject of much sale speculation in recent times, finally changed hands at the end of July. Former owner Shane (aka Alan Ladd) is apparently returning to the Land Down Under. Can I respectfully suggest to the new owners they change the name of the den as soon as possible if nothing more than to prevent constant confusion. I cannot count the number of times people who have lived here for years as well as regular visitors who get confused between New Living Dolls 1, The Dollhouse, and Living Dolls Showcase. Since New Living Dolls 1 is not remotely ‘new’ and is therefore not referred to by that name, you are left with punters simply calling it Living Dolls: the same as Showcase and far too similar in name to Dollhouse. My suggestion to the new owners would be to stamp your own identity on the place. News from the droopy eyelids front: The Club Insomnia late night boogie barn was the subject of a very late night, or very early morning (depending upon your perspective) official inspection. Surprisingly, the joint’s licence had allegedly expired so it faces the prospect of being closed permanently. I say surprisingly because the place has been pretty busy since it relocated to Walking Street and you would think the management would want to at least make sure their official
paperwork was all in order. This is especially so since one of their late night competitors, the very nicely appointed Ocean 10 failed to stay the distance and pulled down the shutters a couple of months ago. Just as an aside, the site of the original Club Insomnia and what used to be the Lam Morrison Rock Club, is now a demolition site. It’s not quite big enough for a shopping centre, so I guess it’ll be turned into a condo block. Pneumatically Challenged: In my last column I made mention of the tough times being experienced in the Covent Garden complex in Soi 16 off Walking Street, noting one of the ogling dens now going by the cognomen Sin City had previously had incarnations as Black and White, Taboo and Baywatch. As was pointed out to me, the latter name should have read Babewatch. I can only offer the dribbling excuse that I was having a Pamela Anderson moment at the time I penned the piece. No Rifles needed here: One of the longest-running advertisers on this page has been the Winchester Club den of afternoon delights (situated in Soi Wat Boon in Jomtien). Having not been into the joint for far longer than I care to remember I figured it was about time I at least made the effort; if only as a courtesy to the people who run the place and have had the faith to promote their establishment on this page. My worry, naturally, was the experience would prove disappointing. Thankfully, this proved to be far from the case. I visited with two other friends on a lazy Tuesday afternoon and later on a Thursday, and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor in the enclosed air-conditioned section hasn’t changed much internally over the years, so it all looked quite familiar. For smokers there is a special room off to the side. At the back is an open area with a couple of pool tables that appear to get plenty of customer usage. The music is laid-back 60s and 70s in the main, and perfect to provide background ambience. Libations start at 50 baht for lolly water,
bottled amber fluid 65 baht and lady drinks a sensible 75 baht. The quality of wallet emptiers runs the gamut from young, tall and lean to older and ample-proportioned and everything in between. Basically, there is someone to suit every taste. The Winchester was always famous for its Sunday buffet and this remains the case today, the nosh being served up from 3:00pm onwards. Definitely a place to put on the list of joints to frequent. A minor downturn: The owners of the Happy den of the chrome pole (Walking Street) must be wondering what all the fuss is about regarding low season as the place continues to be extremely popular. Granted, it is not usually as packed out as it gets in high season, but with a happy hour to 9:30pm with almost all thirst quenchers at 55 baht and a large number of exponents of the chrome pole to keep imbibers intrigued. From a personal point of view, and that of a number of other regulars I know, some of the shows are about as exciting as watching a tumble dryer in a coin-operated laundry. The participants in the said shows have the look of patients in receipt of electric shock therapy. Nonetheless, Happy continues to rank among the leaders in Fun Town. A reason to slink off into the abyss: I have not been personally but a friend of mine is raving about the live music and impromptu jam sessions that take place under the sponsorship of the Bristol beer boozer (Soi 6) on most Sunday nights. If you need a valid reason to be seen down in Pattaya’s most infamous short street then maybe a night at the Bristol could be in order. Not well behaved: Among the longest established places in Soi Diamond is the Naughty Girls ogling den. It’s a typical layout with a main stage in the centre of the den with usually six or seven chrome pole shufflers checking out their moves in the wall mirrors. The seating consists of cloth-covered benches along the side walls and stools in front of the main stage. In front of the bench
seats are a few tables with a single dancer shuffling about like a person afflicted with beri-beri. The all night discounted libation is, as one might expect, a glass of draught amber fluid at 55 baht. Almost everything else is above 100 baht and the music is quite loud. The wallet emptiers are a mixed crew ranging from a few attractive damsels to a general clutch of average ladies, a comment that really can be made about almost every den in Fun Town these days. It’s a reasonably friendly place with nothing to really attract or detract from it.
Just one more screw: One of the local bar operators in Pattayaland Soi 2 asked me to make note of the fact the Penthouse Hotel, which runs the shambolic Kitten Club gender-confused ogling den, is now in its 15th year of neverending construction. As he noted, the place is being constantly renovated either inside or out. Wouldn’t mind having the contract to work on the joint. Piece of Pith: It’s much better to have your hands on a Pattaya girl, than have a Pattaya girl on your hands. (Rae Lambert, artist and cartoonist)
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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. 7
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:
Knowing when to stop One of the most problematical decisions in a bidding sequence is knowing when to stop short of game. The lure of obtaining a few hundred extra points has dragged many a man and woman down to destruction. In today’s deal you are the
The sudoku puzzle reached craze status in Japan in 2004 and the craze spread to the UK through the puzzle pages of national newspapers. The Daily Tetegraph uses the name Sudoku, but you may see it called su doku elsewhere. However, there is no doubt that the word has been adopted into modern parlance, much like’ erossword’. Sudoku is not a mathematical or arithmetical puzzle. It works just as well if the numbers are substituted with letters or some other symbols, but numbers work best.
proud holder of this rather motley collection ♠ Q 10 7 5 2, ♥ J 2, ♦ K 7 3, ♣ 8 3 2. This is about your average for a Saturday evening The dealer, at your left, opens one diamond. Your partner doubles for take – out and you correctly bid one spade. Your partner raises this to two spades and both opponents pass.
1. Bread Ball 2. Club Hold 3. Cave Date 4. Alley Lay 5. Alter Wide 6. Dog Dog 7. Jig Dust 8. Lift Beat 9. Cur Ridden 10.Scatter Child
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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters
1. DARE LAY 2. HER PEAS 3. U THY HAG 4. NOC TREV 5. HEAR NOT 6. MOSS CAP 7. KILL DES 8. NOT A NIC 9. V STOLEN 10.ROT POOF What do you do now? Should you march forward in spades on a speculative path or simply pass, a decision which could turn out to be too conservative? Assuming that you haven’t had an extra gin and tonic, you ought to pass. The reasoning is that your partner certainly has a good hand worth at least 17 points. If the opening bid by the enemy had been one club, you
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... might indeed try raising the auction to three spades since you have six useful points and a good five card suit in trumps. Three spades would certainly be invitational to partner to raise to four spades. The problem is that the opening bid was one diamond by the opponents and this means potentially that your diamond king may well be trapped and be useless. So pass.
ANSWERS 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
Nut Break Port Pen Walk Ten Out Boy Wash Ant
ANSWERS 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
DENSITY ARRANGE STATION PHRASES QUICKEN CULTURE SADNESS MAGNIFY SUBLIME FRAUGHT
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The Bondi Beach Bar & Guesthouse Relocation, Relocation, Relocation
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers
Colin and Malcolm (formerly of the popular Ozz Bar) have relocated to a new bright and breezy location on Don Tan beach, Jomtien. The premises have been totally renovated and revamped resulting in a cheery sea-side decor that just begs to be visited. The same friendly bonhomie of their previous establishment is more than evident here at this new sun, sea and sand locale. Regulars now enjoy the scenic beach backdrop while they sip a frothy coffee or beer, bite into a tasty turkey baguette and generally enjoy the laid-back ambiance and good humour that prevails around these tables.
moving to Bondi Beach they are now open 24/7 serving literally around the clock. The 8-room Guest House will be opening at the end of August after completion of its total refurbishment. This is a beach cafe in the true sense of the word serving light bites and snacks all day and night. Included on their menu are their celebrated beef burgers or luscious jacket potatoes smothered in the topping of choice: butter, ham, cheese, baked beans, tuna, mayo, cheese and onions or any combination thereof (from B.90). The sandwiches come on white or brown bread plus big crusty baguettes and are mouth watering affairs filled to brimming with hot crisply fried bacon
creamy egg mayonnaise and bacon make for a luscious sandwich filling while the pork pies are a perennial favourite and of course come accompanied by the requisite Branston pickle. Freshly prepared salads are a wholesome option and can be ordered with beef (B.130), cheese, ham or tuna. Tasty toasties are always a winner and the double portion serving a bargain at B.90.
and Tuesdays from 9.00 pm till midnight. Wednesday a pianist entertains from 4.00 pm till 7.00 pm followed by the perennially popular “Bingo Nite”, Thursday and Saturday nights the well known stars Willy and Mandy “Sing Songs from the Shows”, Friday is party night with surprise guest appearances and the last Sunday in each month the Bondi brain’s trust gather
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Dear Food Lovers,
While on holiday recently I first ate a dessert called molten chocolate cake and I just loved it! The warm gooey centre is delicious and you just want more. It is now my most favourite dessert. Could you find me a recipe? Regards, Sue Dear Sue, Yes, we’ve eaten this chocolate cake too and agree it’s chocolate Utopia.. It’s not difficult to make, doesn’t take much time and the result is a dream of a dessert. Welcome to chocolate heaven!
MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE 8 ounces plus 6 tablespoons butter 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate 6 yolks 6 eggs 3 cups icing sugar 1 cup flour Directions: Melt the chocolate and butter together. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the yolks and eggs then mix in the powdered sugar. Whisk this into the chocolate mixture then whisk in the flour. Fill 12 greased 4-ounce foil tins, or ramekin dishes, with the batter and refrigerate until ready to bake, or bake immediately. Bake in a preheated 450 degree F oven for 5 to 6 minutes from cold, or 4 to 5 minutes from room temperature. Turn out of tins immediately onto the plate.
If you would like to request a recipe, please email email@example.com.
Colin is a gold medalist chef from the south coast of England who spent many years in the industry before relocating here. His good nature and geniality have made this one of the nicest places to be in the area. Since
or sizzling sausages served with salad garnish and potato chips. Another popular snack is the healthy turkey salad sandwich which gets everyone’s thumbs up, especially as it’s not even Christmas! Lashings of
Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs is a comforting treat at any time of the day but here at Bondi Beach Bar overlooking the golden sand and turquoise ocean it becomes a delight. Afternoon patrons enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, a slice of fruit cake or an ice cream and pastry while watching the Don Tan beach scene. Sun not shining? It’s wet and windy? Head down to Bondi where if it’s raining between 12 noon and 6.00 pm cheer yourself with a glass or two of house spirits, red or white wine and beer for only B.65. As the colours fade across the beach and the night sky appears, the evening entertainment at Bondi gets underway. “Open Mic Nites” are held on Monday
to pit their wits against Colin’s dastardly difficult questions – yes, it’s Quiz Nite! Truly something for everyone at Bondi Beach Bar. Located at the top end of Don Tan Beach. Tel: 080 630 7314. Open 24/7.
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Trattoria Italiana Italian Family Dining
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers On another personal recommendation we found ourselves heading down to Jomtien and turning into the Food Mart car park in search of the Trattoria Italiana. On entering we were struck by the number of people seated at these tables. Monday night is notoriously quiet in the restaurant world but here the trattoria was abuzz with happy diners indicating something very right was happening here. The interior is a casual leafy garden themed eatery, fan cooled, with a bright and breezy ambiance. This restaurant has had many incarnations but it is now firmly in the capable hands of an experienced Italian restaurateur hailing from the seaside resort of Viareggio. The menu is a wholesome selection of family cooking offering nutritious recipes from much loved and timehonoured recipes. For an appetizer Mick and I shared a platter of mixed prosciutto and salami (B.230). A generous serving offered first rate salamis from Milano, Napoli, Bologna and the famous Parma Ham. Italian cold cuts are always one of our
favourites and we complemented their piquant spicing and flavours with a carafe of very acceptable house red wine (B.340 for ½ litre). Antipasti is a pleasurable experience and all the traditional favourites appear on this menu: seafood salad, bruschetta, mozzarella
pasta dishes are listed from spaghetti al pesto, through tagliatelle al salmone, ravioli, pappardelle (broad egg noodles) alla Bolognese, penne (pens or quills) with 4 kinds of cheese sauce to rigatoni (large ridged pasta tubes) ai funghi and of course, the famed lasagna. I can
and tomato, many prosciutto combinations and nine creamy and stock inspired soups. It has been said that “life is a combination of magic and pasta” and here at Trattoria Italiana it is indeed magical in abundance. Over two dozen home made
tell you the ravioli with ricotta cheese served in a butter and sage sauce is smooth, velvety and quite delicious. Our main courses were scaloppe alla pizzaiola and zuppa di pesce. The pork escalope was doused with a particularly tasty t o m a t o - c a p e r- a n c h o v y fused sauce generously sprinkled with tiny tart capers. A sincere taste of Italy and Mick declared it the best he had eaten in a long while (evidenced by his lick-it-clean plate). My choice of the house fish soup was a profusion of small, sweet fish, mussels, squid and a big portly prawn swimming in a fish stock infused with olive oil and tomato sauce. I enjoyed it but just watch out for the fish bones. Other recommended dishes include fillet of beef
(B.280), T-bone steaks, osso buco and their pork chops with rosemary. From the piscine options the roast sea bass is highly praised as are the grilled prawns in butter and brandy sauce (B.300). Pizzas are a perennial favourite for all the family and here at Trattoria Italiana they are big, boisterous affairs. From Margherita at B.150 to the house signature with Parma ham and aurugula they are all extremely popular and we saw many bubbling pies appearing from the oven. Thai food is not forgotten and a dozen or so Thai dishes complete the menu. The wine list is patriotic and well chosen; the bar serves a full contingent of proprietary spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. Desserts are home-made and comforting in their familiarity: tiramisu, panna cotta, gelato or crème caramel and any one would give a sweet ending to your meal. We eschewed dessert but enjoyed a glass of superior Lemoncello which beautifully capped our happy evening at this most convivial of Italian eateries. Trattoria Italiana brings an Italian family dining experience to your table by offering a straightforward menu of quality products at an affordable price. From its home made pasta and sauces, pizzas, fish and meats it offers a myriad of menu options which suit most pockets and occasions. A good discovery. Located on Theppraya Road, Jomtien at the rear of the Food Mart car park. Open 7 days a week from 15.00 until 23.30. Tel: 087 138 0122 or 089 099 4304.
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(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-j2408)Bar for Sale/ Rent Soi Buakhao. Rent 17,000/Month, 50,000 Baht key money. Sale 350,000 Baht. Bar takings up to 10,000 baht per day. Call 080 195 3021 (Gina) (ptm-j0409)Restaurant for Sale. 3 Years Lease, Renewable. Naklua Soi 18, Wongamat opposite Sky Beach condo. All Equipment included. 2,800,000 baht (Negotiable). Surrounded by Hotel & Resorts. Call : Jonny 085 110 1161. (ptm-j0409)2 Shops for Sale. 3 Years Lease, Renewable. Approx. 45sqm each, with separate extra room. Naklua Soi 18, Wongamat opposite Sky Beach condo. All Equipment included (1) 900,000 baht (2) 1,100.000 baht. Surrounded by Hotel & Resorts. Call Jonny 085 110 1161. (ptm-p2308)Bargain Soi 8 Beer Bar for Rent. Key money 100,000/year, rent 70,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387. (ptm-j2308)Partnership in Industrial Supplies. Established business, low risk, good returns. 3,000,000 thb, email@example.com. 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 : jordygwaping@ yahoo.com (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: firstname.lastname@example.org WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located in central Pattaya, there are 16 rooms a well stocked bar with pool table and included in the price are 20 motorbikes. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: email@example.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 Bar/Guest House – Located just off soi buakhao, this busy bar has 4 rooms for rent as well as a staff room .The owner is relocating so this business is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known walking street bar, this business is a turn key operation and is ready to make big money. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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/ email@example.com / 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: 038 364-515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Bali-Style Shops on Siam Country Club Road. Surrounded by 1,000 Homes. For Rent or Sale by owner. Perfect for Mini mart, Pizza Delivery, cafe, coffee shop/
bakery, bar, deli, restaurant or retail sales business. Large outside seating and sales area. Front unit rents for 42,000 Baht per month. Back unit rents for 18,000 Baht per month. Entire building rent is 50,000 Baht. Will sell on 83 square wah, corner plot directly on main road for 8 million baht. Financing available. Includes air cons, refrigeration, cooking extractor hood, counters, displays. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
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(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 email@example.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
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Houses for Sale 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! 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! 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. 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. 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. We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. 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. 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. 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. 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
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. 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. 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. 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. 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! We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! 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. INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments…..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 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. 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. 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. 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!
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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-r0409)House for Sale in Pattaya with Lovely Sea View, 300 metres from beach, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool. 332tw land, A/C throughout. 25 million baht (buy direct from owner) 087 833 1719, 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. 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.
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Fascinating House for Sale at Chateau Dale Village, Thappraya Rd. 496 sq. m, have 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, car park and a private swimming pool. A haven that is so peaceful. Price is only 17.5 Million Baht. For viewing and more information, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale!!! A 2storey Brand New House at Banglamung in Soi Water Office. Only 1.5 Km. from Sukhumvit Rd. 250 Talang Wah. Have 5 rooms, kitchen, living room, 3 bathrooms, (1 w/ jacuzzi), with built-in thick wooden furniture, garden, parking space. Now price is only 9.5 Million Baht. For details and viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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: email@example.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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 08-4780 8457 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thai Living: Chateau Dale Thabali Villa. Prime location residence, 2 storeys with 124 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 3bed/4bath, private pool. 11.9 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Baan Natcha Village, Central Pattaya. Nice residence area, 2 storeys with 104 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 2 bed / 2 bath, 1 office, Private Pool. 14.5 M Baht. . For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net
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Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien Beach. Single storey house with 85 sq.wah. 3bed/3bath. 5.2 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net In Central Pattaya. 10 room house and three room house in small compound. Behind Carrefour. Near Third Road. Perfect for Bed & Breakfast or private home. Only nine million baht. Financing Available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038. 301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome.No time wasters, please. The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038-231931, 087-021-7014 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a
buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email : premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or
Classified by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exciting Estate zz on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/ Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. Most incredible sea views
from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Thaibali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes right in the heart of Jomtien. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for…..this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com An Absolutely Stunning
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Fax: (038) 374535 Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14 Million Baht. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at
(038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.pre mierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.pre mierinternational.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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
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(ptm-n2208)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro-kitchen, 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-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 E-mail : 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, Email: 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 email@example.com / 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. 30,000-35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 364515 / email@example.com / 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: 038 364-515 / info@ thailiving.net / 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 s wimming pool priced at 55,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR0525: If you are looking for peace and quiet and a small development then this is the property for you!! This 2 storey house has 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with free internet!! Hurry before this one goes too! 20,000P/M. Call for more info 038-373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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 08-4944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya @paradisecityproperty.com
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 08-494 42541 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 Email: 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 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.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: email@example.com 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 E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the
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Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Luxurious Homes for Rent at Phoenix Golf Course Ranging from 40,000 – 130,000 Baht per month! Only fifteen minutes from the city, live in luxury at one of the area’s best golf courses. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Great Mediterranean style villa for rent at 60,000 Baht per month! This superbly finished four bedroom four bathroom home with swimming pool is a must see for those wishing to rent a great home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Executive Class Rentals In and Around Pattaya from 15,000 – 150,000 Baht per month! A very rare opportunity awaits those discerning home hunters looking for both a luxurious quality home and with it a lifestyle most all would love to have. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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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 690,000 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 Private Sale, 800 Meters from Jomtien Beach. A lovely 30 sqm studio on 1st floor, big balcony overlooking garden and swimming pool. Just been renovated with new A/C, new furniture, big screen TV, small kitchen with fridge freezer, etc, etc. You won’t find better. Ideal for 1st time buyer. Only 840,000 Baht. (In foreign name). Call Alan 087 139 1570 (Eng.) 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
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(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. (ptm-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,000-28,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433(Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com
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View Talay Building 2 B, 10th Floor, 37 sqm balcony for lovely sea views Jomtien beach side, retiled empty room. Very good price, only 1.4 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya. com, e-mail: email@example.com
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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. Lovely living and a beautiful atmosphere. 3.5 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya. com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : email@example.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. 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, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 600 meters from Beach. 60 sqm, 4th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 bathroom, kitchen, 2 balcony, fully furnished and renovated. Overlooking swimming pool. Very good price. Only 1.6 mil. Baht. Freehold. In
Foreign Name. Rent 12,000 baht a month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: 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: post@ giganett.no (ptm-j2308)Brand New Studio, 36 sq.m., seaview, at Wongamat beach, full builtin furniture. 081 867 1321. (ptm-s0209)Angket Condominium - Perfect Sea View Corner Unit with 79 sqm. 1 bedroom. Brand new, fully furnished. Call 087 672 2020 or 086 312 9126. ( p t m - a 2 3 0 8 ) w w w. s i a m ocean -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-j2408)Royal Green Area, Khao Pratamnak Rd. 60 sq.m. living room, 30 sq.m. bedroom. 3 condos together, turn into one big apartment. Fully furnished, beautiful seaview. 200 meters from beach (up great area). 8th floor, 3 bathrooms, car parking, 24 hours security, cable, key card entry. Foreign name. 3.5 mil. baht. Tel: 080 638 2240 or 085 6975060.
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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, pitipity@hotmail. com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/viewtalay (ptm-L0909)Northpoint Beachfront Condominium, 2 Bedroom , 2 Bath, #3304, 33rd Floor, South Tower Nearest Ocean. Overlooking Pool and Beach, 105 Sq. Mtrs, Fully Luxury Fitted, Soi Wongamart, Naklua. 15 million baht (7 million to seller and 8 million to developer on January 2010). FOREIGN NAME. Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@ hotmail.com (ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 4 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street (Units are unfinished shells with electric outlets; bathroom completely finished with tile floor, tile walls, shower, sink, toilet, granite counter tops, lights, etc.). Units available 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; side by side); 1906 (19th floor) and 2206 (22nd floor). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.2 Million Baht Each. Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 600,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 600,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634 or email: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome!
(ptm-b2408)Jomtien Condominium for Sale: Park Lane Resort Jomtien - Take Over Contract New Condo. This re-sale unit is a far less than the Developers price in Building 1 and can be easily made into (2) one bedroom units if required. This is an ocean view facing unit on the 7th floor is offered at 1 million baht less than the developer’s price currently. Fully furnished. The new owner can take over the easy terms re-payment with approximately 50% down and quarterly payments of 300,000 until the scheduled completion date around April 2010. Sale Priced: 2,995,000. Call Bobby 084 158 0785 for showings (ptm-j2308)TW Wong Amat Beach Condo Naklua Soi 16. 48 sq.m. studio, easy walk to beach. 18th floor, excellent sea view. Foreign ownership, 3.1 million baht. Jeff 089 966 8247, firstname.lastname@example.org (ptm-j2308)TW Jomtien Beach Condo Thepprasit Road. 50 sq.m. studio, 3rd floor, beautiful pool view. Foreign ownership, 2.19 million baht. Jeff 089 966 8247, email@example.com (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. (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) 86-984-9700, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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(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. 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 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! Price at 3.25million. Call for more info 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.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 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 08-4780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living: Jomtien Beach Condominium (RimHaad S1), Jomtien Beach, 8th floor, corner room, Original condition. 34sq.m. 1.5 M.THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515 / email@example.com / 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 364515 / email@example.com / 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/ firstname.lastname@example.org / 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: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / 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/ firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -723 601 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.avenue-residence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: email@example.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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(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 or e-mail: email@example.com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. One million two hundred thousand baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. For sale by owner. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only two million baht. Fifty percent financing available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/ sqm, 117 sqm, TypeA, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 12 Million Baht… ……..‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for one year. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 2.9 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.3 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. Call Jan at 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale…….. we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors…..prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: pre-
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email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-0217014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few re-sales on very high floors for 110,000 THB/ SQM. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Condo for Rent
(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-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,000-28,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433(Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (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: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptfcr-gh2408)Brand New 1BR 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: email@example.com
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Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845. 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com
Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail : email@example.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@ pacpattaya.com
Classified (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) 86-9849700, or e-mail : lelaaukes@ gmail.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, www.novagroupthailand.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 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 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 60,000 P/M view http:// www.pattaya-property.biz/ index.asp to view pictures or call 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com 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 08-4944 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 08-494 42541 or by E-mail: 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 038 364-515 / 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 f urnished 18,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net/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 / email@example.com / 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 / info@ thailiving.net/ 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 364515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 364515/ email@example.com / 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.
Classified 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 TescoLotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@csloxinfo. com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084. 111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 90,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from
50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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,
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Fax: (038) 374535 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 Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/ Month. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the
Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Land for Sale
BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email: 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. (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. 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: email@example.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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/ firstname.lastname@example.org / 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/ email@example.com / 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- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/ Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com 32 Rai on a hill near Phoenix Golf Course with nice sea views, ideal for a housing development. 550,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com Two land plots for 1.1 Million Baht/Rai near Mabrachan Lake. 19 and 31 Rai ideal for housing developments as the whole area is already developed with other housing developments. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut trees-absolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buy- call to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to email@example.com 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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- 038231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com
FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087-0213170.
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(ptm-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (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-n2308)WWW.321CLEAN.COM – General home cleaning. Dynamic team and foreigner follow-up. Call now: 089 886 5445 (English), 080 091 2924 (Thai) or leave a message on our web site. 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 email@example.com
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(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. (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptfjv-em1908)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ re-cushion, etc. Bought and sold/profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (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: thankful.knowledge@gmail. com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal) Freelance I.T. Specialist. Services Offered: Data Recovery (accidental format and deletion), Website design and devolopment, Hardware/ Software setup and installation, PC cleaning and maintenance,
Classified Free online tech support for minor issues, LAN Configuration, etc. Contact: 087 481 2163, E-mail: email@example.com 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) 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 Englishspeaking Thai lawyer.see ads in PattayaToday. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) for a free consultation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(ptfjv-2408)Lady from Philippine looking for job nanny or housekeeper full time or part time pls call 0845612566.
(ptfjv-w2408)Urgent Needed, A Person (Preferred Lady, Fluent English) who can play sports (Cricket, Swimming etc.) and do activites (Painting
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Fax: (038) 374535 etc.) with Down-syndrome man (21). OK. to do activites at our home @ Horseshoepoint 2-3 days a week. Negotiable Wages. Contact; Warangkana. Tel. 038 667 112, iamwarang @gmail.com (ptfjv-m2408)Chinese Translator Wanted. Thai national who can translate EnglishChinese and vice-versa. High salary. Any age. No experience required. Email: michaela@ spamfighter.com or Tel: 038 423 405 for more information. (ptfjv-r2408)Can You Sell What You Can’t See? Urgently required full-time/freelance sales/marketing at an english radio station. Available for Thai/expats. Contact: 038 052 037-8 or 083 773 3210. (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-b2408)Driver Wanted by Private Real Estate Advisory and Law Firm: must have valid driving license and capable of driving around Pattaya and Bangkok. Must speak English!! Some house and office work required as well. Good Salary easy and flexible hours are required. Call 084 158 0785 or 082 344 0833 Salary 10,000 THB per mo. (ptfjv-p2408)Sales Person Needed for ROSTEDT Store in Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Ability to speak, read and write English is must. Contact Khun Phut 089 403 0903.
(ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. (ptfjv-g2408)Experienced Chef Wanted to Cook European Food in a Well Establish Restaurant. Must be hotel trained. Good wages plus tips for the right person. Call 081 254 3624. (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 email@example.com (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.
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(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. (ptm-te1408)Wanted Secretary. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic computer skill. Please apply at info@ teflintercon.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 (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, English-DutchGerman-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-BKKAMS . Start from 570 Euro’s. All the price not include tax. Visa to Europe, Vietnam, Laos, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia; Ext Hotel Reservation, Scuba Diving, Taxi, Minibus. Tel 038 413 530, 038 724 023, Fax 038 413 540 Email.... Mcflightpattaya@hotmail.com
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(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.
(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. (ptm-c0007)Awesome Vehicle on Sale. Toyota Tiger 3.0 High Output Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, 7 foot high!!! Air bag, ABS, C.D. Huge chrome alloys, loads of extras, 160,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned for 5 years. Immaculate condition. Only 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539. (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. 28,000baht. 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 email@example.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-Suzuki -Caribian-Pattaya-t231013. html&hl=suzuki or call: Lek/ Jeep 086 072 9843 glenp@ loxinfo.co.th (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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A Royal Visit
Vol. 8 No. 23 16 - 31 August 2009
A happy fun event at Bruno’s
The Fassbind Memorial Dinner at Brunos restaurant turned out to be one of the best parties held in Pattaya in 2009. Every table was filled.The Mayor of Pattaya was there. Representatives from various Rotary Clubs, the PILC, the YWCA, and local hotels were there. They had entertainment, raffles, a silent auction, and best of all Fredi served a fabulous 5 course dinner which everyone enjoyed... In addition, Fredi, gave a discount on all of his fine wines... What was planned as a formal dinner quickly turned into a party. Jim Phillips introduced Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome who gave an opening toast and then the party started. In addition to an ongoing comedy and magic act at every table by “Mr. K” (Kriengsak), there was a silent auction. Mayor Itthiphol won the top prize, a pair of Malachite Faberge earrings from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, donated by Piyawan Phillips. The organisers would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who donated prizes and made the event such a huge success.
Father Ray fondly remembered Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol paid a visit to La Baguette French Bakery in Pattaya to enjoy some fine cakes and crepes. HRH was welcomed by the Phanthusak family upon her arrival at La Baguette French Bakery. La Baguette is part of the Woodlands hotel complex located on Naklua Road.
As the founder of many charitable institutions in Pattaya, the remembrance of the late Father Ray Brennan has been split into several events, with the first being held at our Pattaya Orphanage. The sixth year remembrance event involved our Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome and many other leading city officials, and of course hundreds of the children, orphanage staff and many local supporters. The day finished with a large dinner party and some excellent entertainment by a local band and also the children themselves.
Mantra’s Sauvignon Blanc Wine Experience at the Lost Gallery
Mantra Restaurant & Bar recently hosted another successful wine evening. On this occasion they were serving Sauvignon Blanc to the invited gathering of wine lovers. A non-stop parade of gourmet tapas, a 5-minute complimentary neck and shoulder massage and live music completed the Mantra experience. Visit their website for further wine events: www.amari.com.
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Dusit Thani Pattaya celebrates success of the Thai-Chinese Business Forum
Chatchawal Supachayanont, general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya has expressed appreciation to all the management and staff of the five-star resort for their dedicated support in ensuring the success of therecently-concluded Thai-Chinese Business Forum held in Pattaya. The event, hosted by the Ministry of Industry gathered some 260 Chinese investors from 50 top-notch companies associated with the World Eminence Chinese Business Association (WECBA). The two-day meeting was also attended by some 500 Thai businessmen who worked together to bring in major business prospects into the country as well as investment deals worth $6.2 billion. Also present were representatives from the Board of Investment, Industry Minister Charnchai Chairungrueng Pinit Jarusombat, vice-president of the Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association and VIPs from Pattaya City Hall led by mayor Ittiphol Khunplome. Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva also graced the event and expressed great optimism in future business cooperation between China and Thailand.
Sax player and singer at Manhattans
Many of Pattaya’s jazz enthusiasts gathered at Manhattans Restaurant and Bar to hear some masterful tenor saxophone playing by American, Elder Van Patrick, who also proved to be an excellent baritone singer after the style of the famous Louis Armstrong. The Manhattans Band backed this well known entertainer, with three sets of performances each lasting forty five minutes. Elder Van Patrick confided that he was very shy as a child, so the teacher made him sing a song to the class every morning, knowing that he could sing well, leading him to enter the entertainment industry immediately after finishing his education.
Opening Ceremony of the Amari’s Longest Charity Lychee Cake at Central Center Pattaya
Professor Dr. Kampol Adulwit, Director of Marketing, the Royal Project Foundation (3rd left), recently presided over the opening ceremony of the 77-metre Amari’s Longest Charity Lychee Cake at Central Centre Pattaya, on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. This was the sixth annual charity event. After deduction of costs, all funds raised will be donated to the ‘Baht for a Better Life’ charity, helping children from underprivileged backgrounds and to The Friends in Need (of ‘Pa’) Volunteers’ Foundation of the Thai Red Cross.
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