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Vol. 9 No. 09  16 - 31 January 2010

Volume 9, Issue 09

16 - 31 January 2010

Cowboy Carnival Rides into Town

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It’s time to get out your cowboy gear, polish those boots, shine those spurs, and buckle on your chaps as the first Pattaya Cowboy Music Carnival kicks into full swing on the 21st to the 23rd of January at Bali Hai Pier. There will be a number of Country and Western bands performing live at the event and attractions to suit all ages.

Publicity for the event can be seen throughout Pattaya

Chonburi Governor and the owner of Sophon Cable TV I hope they insist on ID cards, you know what these Thai girls are like with their ages? This will definitely be one of the most colourful events taking place this year in Pattaya and will include a Cowboy and Indian battle, Rodeo competition, lasso and whip cracking show, and a whole range of excellent cowboy activities.

The event is a collaboration with Pattaya City Hall joining forces with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the ‘Cowboy Group of the East’ to bring you this Wild West extravaganza. The highlight of the event will be the ‘Miss Cowgirl 2010’ competition which is open to all young ladies between 16 and 26 years old,

There will be an abundance of food booths serving the finest cowboy food and a Western style Town so you can stock up on all those supplies before you move your wagon train onto your favourite bar. This was all the information we could get for this carnival prior to going to press, however, if you would like further information we suggest you contact the Pattaya Call Centre Help Line on 1337 who will give you all the information you need.

First Art Exhibition to Honour His Majesty King

An official ceremony at the Art Exhibition in honour of His Majesty the King took place at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall; the ceremony was conducted by H.R.H. Somsawali. The exhibition looked at the life of His Majesty through the eyes of a group of independent Pattaya artists. The artists themselves initiated the exhibition

wanting a way to show their respect to the Monarch, a form of Merit making and to follow the example of their King by donating some of the proceeds from sold paintings to the PA Foundation. The dazzling display included more than 250 paintings from local artists, and a further 150 from internationally famous artists from around the world.


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Sheraton enters list of Condé Nast traveler’s top resorts

Condé Nast Traveler has announced its Reader’s Choice Awards 2009 and Sheraton Pattaya Resort is the only resort in Pattaya that has the honor of being on the prestigious list. “We are thrilled to hear this great news and especially to be the only resort in Pattaya to make the much-coveted awards list,” said Michael Delargy, General Manager of Sheraton Pattaya Resort. “In the award citation, we were praised for our world class services, beautiful setting and stylish design which only goes to prove how well recognized we are among international travelers,” he continued. Sheraton Pattaya Resort is dramatically located on a sensitively landscaped cliff headland looking out across a wide expanse

of the Gulf of Siam to tropical islands and beyond. Décor tastefully combines traditional Thai and modern Western aesthetic values while rooms are spacious, starting from 45 square meters, and all with private balcony affording excellent views. With their large, sexy bathrooms and 12 square-meter salas, Deluxe Pavilion rooms especially appeal to couples. The two

very unique ocean-front villas each with private pool come highly recommended for families. Stand-out features of the resort include three outdoor, free-form swimming pools, the awardwinning Amburaya Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center open 24 hours. Special packages and promotions are available year round via www.sheraton.com/pattaya

Pattaya ‘gic’ Card officially launched

Horseshoe Point opens ‘Tree Top Adventure park’ Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently had the great pleasure of officially opening the Horseshoe Point ‘Tree Top Adventure Park’ in conjunction with Managing Director of Horseshoe, Mr. Jeat Sophitpongsathorn. The event was supported by a number of well know Pattaya businessmen and local dignitaries. The site was developed through collaboration with the ‘Little World Co. Ltd. and will allow everyone one the chance of getting much closer to nature. Visitors get the opportunity of exercise, however, not too much, while

they encounter the tree to tree bridges, Tarzan style rope swings, sky skateboarding and sling climbing through the canopies of the trees. The Tree Top Adventure Park is located amongst the lush green tropical forestry at Horseshoe Point on around

300 rai of land, and offers an ideal day out with many other great attractions including horseback riding, polo, target shooting, etc. So next time you get up and wonder what the day has in store for you, go have an adventure!!

Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently joined forces with ‘gic’ Company President, Mr. David Tyson, to officially launch the ‘gic’ Card at the Central Festival Beach Road Shopping Mall. Honoured guests included Managing Director, Ms. Rujiwan Na Patumtevaphiban and CEO of the Pattaya People Media Group, Mr. Niels Colov. The concept of the card is to create a card which will revolve around ‘People helping People’, and will have three important

advantages, discounts at local shops and businesses, bringing suppliers and consumers together, and the chance to earn ‘gic’

Pattaya School 11 holds first Sport Day event

At 2.00pm on Friday January 8th the Pattaya School number 11, Matthayom Satit Pattaya, held their first Sports Day which saw all the students taking part. The event saw the students split up and compete against each other under different colours, Pink, Green and Blue. This event was part of the Cities ongoing

endeavors to teach our children a healthier way

points for spending and to redeem for prizes. The ‘gic’ card will also become very active in helping many local charities. of life and to promote the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The children took part in a number of challenging sporting requirements which saw a lot of laughter on the day. The atmosphere was electric and a fun filled day was enjoyed by the students and the teachers. There was no shortage of support from their fellow team members, plus cheerleaders, made the day a great success for all those involved.

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Official occupancy rates for festive period released The official figures for the occupancy of Pattaya’s hotels and guest houses were released recently showing that in the hotels that cater to the International market, enjoyed a 70 – 80% occupancy, whilst those catering to the Thai holiday makers had a very impressive 90 – 100%. Releasing the figures, Khun Taneat Suprahatrangsri, Business and Tourism Association Advisor, explained that over the period, compared with previous years, there was still a decline in the number of tourists from Europe and America, however, the

Russian market has seen another substantial increase which has carried on into the New Year. It is impossible to know at this stage how this will evolve over the next couple of months, however, first indications are very good. The decline in Pattaya tourism still revolves around the recent world economic collapse and the Thai political instability of a year ago. With growing unemployment throughout Europe and America, it is the visiting Russians, who will make great sacrifices to get away from their very cold winter, that are adding the

icing on top of the cake at the moment. Khun Taneat explained that it is very important for the Thai Government to keep on top of any political unrest and ensure that the countries stability is extensively reported throughout the world’s media. The outlook for 2010 is looking much brighter than the dismal 2009 we have just endured.

Government help for low income families with loans Shortly before the end of last year we reported on a new Government initiative to help low income families deal with loans that they had taken out in brighter times, and who are now finding it impossible to repay. The program that the Government instigated has so far seen 16,401 residents register for assistance who collectively have a debt of 1,541,037,062 baht. With such a huge level of applications the Government have decided to extend the

closing date to allow those who have not yet managed to find the time to do so. Individuals have to make their application at any branch of the Government Savings Bank or Agriculture and Agricultural Co-Operatives Bank. They must meet the following criteria:- Be Thai nationals of age, with the initial principle of the loan not exceeding 200,000 baht, and they must show a legitimate reason for taking out the loan. The loan must have been officially registered

prior to the 19th November 2009. This Government initiative was started on the 1st December. With the extension to the closing date the Government is encouraging any Thai national who meets the criteria to make their application as soon as possible.


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Soprano Concert at Pattaya Marriott Hotel On Tuesday evening, 9 February, 2010 at 7pm, The Grand Ballroom of the Pattaya Marriott Hotel, located on Second Road, adjacent to Royal Garden Plaza, will be the site of an

Sheraton Pattaya Resort welcomes New Director of Kitchens

Sheraton Pattaya Resort has announced the appointment of Mr. Spencer Kells as Director of Kitchens.

Born in England, Mr. Kells has accumulated over 20 years’ cooking experience all over the world. Certification of his expertise began with an apprenticeship at The Connaught Hotel in London, with one Michelin Star, beginning a career path that led to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok before joining the opening team of another five-star riverside hotel, the Millennium Hilton Bangkok.

Russian tourist mauled by motorboat propeller

On the 11th of January the Pattaya Police Department received a report of a boating accident that had happened near to Ta-Yai beach Koh Lan which had left one Russian tourist dead. Officers and Pattaya’s Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team quickly made their way to the scene with the Director of the Pattaya Touring Boat Club, Khun Sanit Boonmachai, and the Maritime Rescue Team. At the scene they were shown the body of 40 year old Russian tourist, Pol Viko Olet, who had received multiple cuts from the propeller of the speedboat Kandatat. His body was taken to the hospital for an autopsy. The driver of the speedboat, 47 year old Khun Narongrit Pantura, explained to the officers that he had received a charter to take a group of

Chinese tourists to Koh Lan, and whilst navigating his way, he did not see the snorkeler, and running over him, killed him instantly. The police believe this is a clear sign of negligence on the boat driver’s part and he will be charged with Carelessness resulting in a death. Khun Sanit, after a thorough investigation, reported that the deceased man and three friends had chartered a speedboat to visit Koh Lan. The accident had occurred because the dead man was snorkeling over 200 meters from the beach, away from the designated diving and snorkeling area, and right in the middle of the speedboat lane. He stated that although registered with the City Hall the driver and boat were working independently and are not registered with the Pattaya Touring Boat Club.

evening of beautiful music – from the Classics of Mozart to Gershwin’s Broadway. This will be a charity event to benefit “Spirit to Serve,” the Marriott associates’ charitable association. Tickets to the concert are 490 B., which includes a welcome drink served at the Lobby Terrace from 6pm. At the close of the concert, please

plan to join the international “cook to order” dinner buffet at the Marriott Garden Café where concert ticket-holders will enjoy a special 50% discount. The concert will feature guest artists Professor Pamela Hinchman, soprano, with Emeritus Professor Laurence Davis at the piano. Both artists are from the faculty of the School of Music, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA and will be on a tour performing recitals in Southeast Asia. The first half of the program will feature two colorful arias of Mozart, followed by some intimate songs in German by the creative Hugo Wolf, ending with three atmospheric French songs by Chausson and Poulenc. After intermission, they will perform songs in English by American composers

Vol. 9 No. 09  16 - 31 January 2010 including Aaron Copeland and Leonard Bernstein, as well as a medley of George Gershwin’s greatest Broadway hits. Soprano Pamela Hinchman has performed with opera companies throughout the world, including the San Francisco Opera, the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. A native of Pennsylvania, Ms. Hinchman received her Masters Degree in Opera from the Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Hinchman is currently a professor at Northwestern University. Her website is: www.pamelahinchman.com The pianist, Laurence Davis, received his early musical training in Sydney, Australia and at age 19, won Australia’s most prestigious music contest. He has also received top piano performance awards in major international piano competitions throughout the world. Prof. Davis was Assistant Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago from

1962-1980 and a Professor of Piano at Northwestern University for over thirty years. Tickets to the Pattaya Marriott concert on Tuesday evening, 9 February and post-concert dinner buffet ticket reservations, are available at the lobby of the Pattaya Marriott Hotel or call them at 038 412-120, Ext. 1485 or send an e-mail to: Naiyaporn@minornet.com Ticket price for the concert is 490 B. per person, which includes a welcome drink. Concert admission price only, for students with ID, is 100 B. The welcome drink is served from 6pm and the concert begins at 7pm.

Asian tennis icons head to Pattaya for PTT Pattaya Open This year’s PTT Pattaya Open, which is being held at Dusit Thani Pattaya from 7 – 14 February 2010

has been further enhanced by the confirmation that three of Asia’s tennis icons will be participating in the tournament. Heading the trio is the tremendously popular Japanese player, Kimiko Date-Krumm.The most

successful Asian woman tennis player ever, she reached her zenith in 1995 when she was ranked No 4 in the world and has to date 8 WTA Tour titles to her name. After a 10-

year absence from tennis, she returned to the WTA tour in 2009 and astonishingly won in Seoul at the age of 38. In her first full year back in tennis she has rocketed up to no. 69 in the world rankings. Joining Date in Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya welcomes German Press

Dusit International in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tourism Insider, and Air Berlin recently sponsored the German Press Trip to Thailand that included a visit to the company’s various hotels and resorts in order to increase awareness of Thailand as a great holiday destination and boost

business opportunities in the German market. The media guests were welcomed to Dusit Thani Pattaya by Kei Uchiumi (far left), Director of MICE, Vanjie Lauzon (4th left), hotel Marketing Communications Manager and Oranuch Chantramala (5th left), Dusit Club Manager of the fivestar resort.

will be Indian superstar Sania Mirza who was also on the comeback trail in 2009. She started the year outside the top 100 but had moved up to 57 by the year-end. Her results include a final appearance here in Pattaya and semifinals in Birmingham and

Osaka. She also claimed her first Grand Slam title in 2009 winning the mixed doubles with Bhupathi at the Australian Open. The third player in the trio is Indonesian Yayuk Basuki,

who is a two-time champion in Pattaya in 1991 and 1993. She will be making her first appearance here for 18 years and will partner Kimiko Date-Krumm in the doubles competition. The three Asian legends will be joining World no. 9 Russia’s Vera Zvonareva and World no, 22 Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the PTT Pattaya Open. Tickets for the 2010 PTT Pattaya Open are priced as follows: 200 baht for 7February, 300, 500 and 800 baht for 8 - 11 February and 300, 500, 800 and 1,000 baht for 12 - 14 February. For ticket bookings, please contact Pentangle Promotions Co., Ltd on 023113414- 5 Website: www. pentanglepromotions.com or through ThaiTicketMajor Co., Ltd on 02-2623456. Website: www.thaiticketmajor.com

PTT Group: Team Building Activity at Amari Orchid Pattaya

PTT Public Company Limited, recently held a Team Building Activity at Amari Orchid Pattaya led by hotel’s Training Manager, Khun

Supanee Wangteerapong (front row, far left). The group was delighted with the cutting-edge meeting facilities at this 5-star retreat!


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Pattaya 2010 Children’s Day

Each year a special day is set aside to celebrate ‘National Children’s Day, the second Saturday of January, and this year was no exception, when many public places saw special events organised to entertain the younger members of our community. Toys, sweets and gifts were in abundance and a large range

of very different activities were organised including singing competitions, quiz’s, games, etc. with lots of prizes up for grabs. Major events, organised by Pattaya City Hall, took place in front of the City Hall and at other well known venues around town, including many of the best known shopping malls.

NEWS Pattaya media pays respect to the President of the Journalist Association

Representatives from the Pattaya Media, including television and radio stations and newspapers, recently presented bouquets of flowers to Khun Surasak Mummanon (Sak Sri Chang), the President of Pattaya Journalist Association, as a sign of respect and good will, and together recited a thank

you speech. The President was very touched and in response thanked them for their kind words and wanted them to remember that they should all work together, it was more important that they all work for the community, rather than for their own profit or growth.

H.T.S. Chakrinaruebet Helicopter Carrier The Joksamet Pier at Sattahip Naval Base was recently the venue when around 100,000 people, mainly children, paid a visit to see the H.T.S. Chakrinaruebet Helicopter Carrier.

In celebration of Children’s Day, the Thai Navy arranged a day of activities including the demonstration of the many different types of weaponry available throughout the Helicopter Carrier.

Other Battleships joined in the celebrations by giving tours to 1,000’s of children whilst music was performed by the Thai Navy Band, along with games and gifts handed out to the children.

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The main focus of the special day was to expose the children to the core values of the Thai Navy. Sattahip Nava Base Commander, Vice Admiral Treerawat Srithaporn, was the special guest who

officiated over the special day’s events. Around 50 Naval personnel were on hand to deal with the traffic and Officers from the Thai Navy Seals provided security for the spectators at the pier. Organizers and

administrators for the event made sure everything ran smoothly and the event was such a success, it has already been decided to repeat it next year, and add additional days of activities for the local children.


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Suspected gang of motorcycle snatchers working around Pattaya

Observant tourist prevents young gay boys suicide

Officers from the Pattaya Police Station, Chonburi, recently received a report from a tourist that a young Thai man, after an argument with his lover, had walked into the sea and disappeared into the distance. Officers quickly arrived on the scene, and talking to the tourist, he explained that after an argument with his gay lover on the telephone, the young man was very upset, crying hysterically, and had simply walked into the sea in total darkness more than 20 minutes earlier. The police officers coordinated with the Pattaya Rescue Marine Boat and Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team, who with boats and strong lighting looked for the young man. A further 20 minutes and the young man was finally discovered floating in the water some 500 meters from the shore. Still in a very distraught frame of mind, he at first refused to allow them to rescue him,

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Pattaya Police Station recently received a visit from Mrs. Ubol Srisang, aged 33, a vender at the Nague Market, who explained that she had been robbed of her purse whilst waiting at a red light. She explained to the officers that as she had ridden her motorbike, with a friend on the back, from her home in Nague Market, to see other friends in Jomtien, and whilst she waited at a red light in front of the entrance of Soi Wat Boonyakanchanaram, two teenage robbers, driving a cream coloured motorbike, had pulled up along side her and suddenly snatched her friends handbag from around her shoulder and driven off. Inside the bag was 400 baht cash, a Sony Ericson mobile phone, ATM card, ID card and some important documents. As the incident occurred they had attempted to grab the

bag back from the robbers, however, the two young men had started yelling and threatening them, and they had become afraid and let the bag go. The young men drove away in the direction of Jomtien Beach, and despite following them, she was unable to keep up with them and they escaped. Police officers notified other officers in the area; however, they were unable

Karaoke girl sets up friend for vicious attack however, after a bit of sweet talking, he eventually made his way to the boat and allowed himself to be pulled aboard. The worried tourist watched with relief, as the boy 18 year old Phumpat (Boy) Ruengsan, from the Pattalung Province, was brought back to the beach, and then taken to the police station to ensure he was now calm and would not do anything else foolish. Once at the station, and feeling very foolish and embarrassed, he explained to the officers that he had arrived from his home province to celebrate New Year in Pattaya and had met and fallen in love with a

young man named J. Each day they would meet at the beach to take a walk, however, today J did not show up, and after waiting for hours he finally rang him. To his dismay J was abusive to him and refused to meet him, he broke off the relationship. Feeling total despair and sadness, and not being able to see a life without his true love, he wanted to die and walked into the sea to kill himself. If it had not been for the observant tourist there could have been a tragic end to the story, however, with a little advice and consoling from the officers he agreed to telephone his family to take him home.

Officers from the Pattaya Police Station in Chonburi recently received a report from a man who had been tricked into giving a Karaoke girl, who he thought was his friend, and her boyfriend a lift, and who had finished up terrorised, robbed, beaten and slashed with a knife. The victim 43 year old Khun Kittiphach Anutarayothin, by this time receiving treatment in hospital, explained to the officers that he had agreed to pick up his friend, 23 year old Nong Ple, who worked in a Karaoke bar on the side of the railway in Soi Chiayapluak. Upon picking her up she had asked if it was ok to give her boyfriend a lift as well, as they were both going to her house on Soi Hoyyai. He agreed, and she sat in the

front whilst the boyfriend sat in the back. As they were travelling beside a vacant lot near the Indoor Stadium, the boyfriend suddenly pulled

out a gun and pointed it at his head, threatening to kill him if he did not shut up and pull over as ordered. They then ordered him out of his car and stole his belongings including his ATM card, many thousands of baht in cash and two mobile phones. He was forced to give them his ATM pin number or die, and they then forced him

Children’s Day Accident sees two years old dead A tragic accident happened on the 8th January which left a two years old boy dead and his mother’s sister in a coma. Police officers were notified of the incident which took place on the new railway road and rushed to the scene with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team. Arriving at the scene emergency personnel discovered a Honda Wave motorcycle, which had been driven by the sister, and a tractor with ploughing attachment, the driver of the tractor unit had fled the scene. Eyewitnesses stated that the motorcycle had been

driving along the road and the tractor driver, not seeing the bike, reversed out and hit them with the plough attachment. The little boy’s aunt, 38 years old Wilai Sapso, sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital for emergency treatment, however, two year old Munin Chomsriwan, who had been riding on the front of the bike, received very serious head and facial injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Shortly after allowing her sister to drive Munin to school, the boy’s mother, 40 year old mother Boonmee

to apprehend them. The officers have made an official report, and believe from the descriptions, that the two young men are part of a teenage gang who are driving their motorcycles around town looking for victims to rob. Police officers will continue with their investigation and hope to apprehend the two young men, and the rest of their gang members, in the near future. back into his car, and with Nong Ple driving, took him to an ATM and emptied his account. He was then driven around and around until they found two friends on Soi Chiapluak. The two new teenagers, both with guns, ordered him out of the car and started to slash at him with a knife, before driving off with the other two suspects in his car and leaving him for dead. He sustained over 50 cuts to his face, head, neck, arms, legs, back and wrist, including one that almost severed his little finger. He was eventually found staggering along the road and taken to the Banglamung Hospital for treatment, where he remained in ICU. The police officers have started their investigation, including contacting the owner of the Karaoke bar, and are hopeful of bringing the attackers to justice in the very near future. Chomsriwan, received a telephone call from police informing her of the tragic accident; she immediately made her way to the scene to see her baby. She explained to the officers that the little boy had been dressed in his best clothes and was really excited about the activities taking place at school to celebrate Children’s Day. When she found out how the accident had happened she insisted the driver of the tractor be arrested and charged with her little boys death, police officers then had to explain that he had fled the scene, however, they would do everything within their power to find him as soon as possible and charge him with causing death through dangerous driving.


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Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently met with the Deputy Director of the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Foundation, Khun Prasit Tongtitcharearn, Director of Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team, Khun Somchai Paisan, and the Managing Director of the Chinese Language School at Sawang Boriboon to discuss plans for the upcoming events which will be held in the City to celebrate Chinese New Year. The annual event will take place between the 14th to the 16th February at the Malihii Pier South Pattaya area.

The Sawang Boriboon Witiya School will coordinate with the Tianjin University to perform traditional Chinese art on the opening day of the celebrations including performances, singing, Gu-

Better Health Care for Transgender population

A meeting was recently held at the Conference Centre in the Grand Hotel Sole on Second road, between representatives of the Sister Centre, under

the direction of the PSI Foundation (Thailand), and the Health Network within the area, to discuss ways for HIV+ transgender, male

Jeng Chinese instrument show and a Phi-Pha Sola performance. This event will be the highlight of the event and will help strengthen the already close relationships between Thai’s and Chinese. or female, to receive the necessary health care. The meeting was arranged to research the principle ways in which transgender HIV+ patients can receive the required health care under the ‘HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Education Program’. The program helps organisations working with male and female transgender patients in the Pattaya area with funding from the HIV Collaborative Fund. All those present discussed the best way for the transgender to access health care and looked at recent studies on how to reform present issues.

Cape Dara Hotel project baked by Mike Co. Ltd.

The Deputy Managing Director of the Kasikorn Thai Bank, Khun Thavich Thanachanan, recently held a co-signing of contracts with an executive from the Mike Co. Ltd, Khun Surat

Makavarakul, to agree the funding for the Cape Dara Hotel project which is currently owned by Conner Pattaya Co. Ltd. The meeting took place in the conference room at Mike’s Shopping

Mall. The Mike Co. Ltd. Group has been established for more than 35 years in the Pattaya and Bangkok areas specialising in real estate, jewellery businesses, hotels, imports and management etc. The Cape Dara Hotel project is located on the beach in North Pattaya with investments valued at 1,079 million baht from Conner Pattaya Co. Ltd. and financial support from the Krasikorn Bank. The hotel will feature 242 luxury rooms, each with panoramic sea views, two restaurants, large conference room, banquet halls, and a club and office space for foreign business men vacationing in Pattaya.


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Brave Australian Man Nabs 2 Pattaya thieves

The Pattaya Police Station Chonburi recently received a report that a tourist had caught two thieves who had attempted to snatch a gold necklace from his neck and flee the scene. Arriving at the scene, on Tappaya Road 13, they were met by the victim, Brian, a 56 year old Australian, who had control of the two suspects, two ladyboys complete with frocks and makeup. The two were identified as Urai Phisak, 28 year old, and Sutat Klebpuksa, 32 years old, together with a red Yamaha Nuvo they had used to commit the crime. The officers were also shown a broken gold necklace and gold Buddha image that had been the prize the two ladyboys wanted. The two suspects were arrested and taken to the police station, whilst the victim, Mr. Brian, explained to the officers the events that had led to their capture. Prior to the attempted robbery he had been visiting a pub on Walking Street, and as he made his way back to his hotel

room he was approached by the two ladyboys. The two propositioned him, offering him sexual favours, to which he replied ‘No, I don’t like Ladyboys”, at which stage the passenger, Sutat, jumped off the bike, and getting Brian in a headlock, proceeded to snatch the necklace from around his neck. Not amused, Brian fought back, and in an attempt to retrieve his property, reversed the headlock on Sutat. Urai, the driver, in an attempt to help his friend, also got on the wrong side of Brian, who ended up holding onto both of them until a passerby called the police for assistance. Back at the station, the two arrested ladyboys, who had already admitted their crime, were found to have a string of previous convictions for similar offences, including snatching and burglary. They were charged with the offence of ‘snatching and running’ and will have to await their day in court. by Somboon

Khmer construction worker stabs co worker

Officers from the Banglamung Police Station were recently part of an investigation team at the Pattaya Memorial Hospital following a stabbing at a workers camp that had left one victim in a coma. The incident had taken place at the camp which is situated behind the Nurulayakin Mosque (Nean Plab Wan) Moo 5, and the victim was identified as 30 year old, Man Mee of Cambodia, who had sustained serious injuries to his abdomen which were so bad, his intestines were hanging out. Hospital emergency staff

were able to save his life and believe he will make a full recovery, however, he is still not able to speak about the incident, and will stay in hospital for further observation. Police investigations discovered that the injured man had been drinking with friends and co workers, fellow Cambodians, who lived in the workers camp, when an argument broke out which had resulted in his stabbing. The man accused of attacking him has disappeared and officers will try to discover his present whereabouts.

Vol. 9 No. 09  16 - 31 January 2010 NEWS Police arrest two brothers Man high on Yaba and one other man kills younger brother accused of selling Yaba

Officers from the Pattaya Police Department recently apprehended three suspects they believe are part of a Yaba drug dealing gang. Those arrested included brothers Sukit Maigead (Kan) 32 years old, and Jiraphan Maigead (Nung), 26 years old, together with Prasat Saman-aeam (Loh), aged 42. The two brothers were arrested at an unregistered house in Mooban Chat Kaewkhaw in Plub Waan Soi, in possession of 404 Yaba tablets and two mobile phones, whilst Prasat was arrested in front of the

Department of Land Registry, Soi 17 South Pattaya Road, Moo 10, in possession of 3 Yaba tablets. The Police Captain who had been in charge of the investigation explained that the two brothers had been part of an ongoing investigation and were known to be major drug dealers in the area, together with fellow gang member Prasit. The arrested dealers confessed to their crimes and told officers that they bought the Yaba tablets from suppliers in Bangkok. by Somboon

Robber arrested fifteen days after release from prison

Officers from the Pattaya Police Department recently received a report that a robbery had taken place at the Prema Mansions Apartments on Pattaya Soi 3. Arriving at the scene they were approached by one of the victims, Anantachai Tipmat, aged 28, who had sustained a broken rib and a nosebleed at the hands of the assailant. He explained to the officers that he had returned home from working in Rayong with three of his friends, they had gone straight to sleep. A short time later he was awoken by someone in the room, and suspecting it was one of his friends after rent money, he did not pay him much attention. However, the man then shouted and threatened them, forcing them to lie face down, and stated that he believed they had been using drugs in the room. Being attacked,Anantchai attempted to defend himself, however, using a screwdriver, and getting him in a headlock, the attacker was all over him, the struggle continued in which

the young man was hurt. The attacker managed to escape with 2,420 baht, and with the four victims hot on his trail, he managed to escape into a bushy area just of South Pattaya Road. By the time the police arrived, the young suspect had been taught a lesson by other residents, and appearing to be under the influence of Yaba, he was taken to the police station for further questioning. The suspect, Uthai Runket, aged 25, received medical care once at the station from the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team, together with his victim. He was found to still be in possession of the stolen money and screwdriver used in the attack. The suspect admitted the robbery, with the intention of buying more Yaba to feed his habit, and admitted that he had been in trouble a lot in the past, including a term in jail, which he had only been released from fifteen days earlier. The young man was charged and will appear in court in the near future.

The Banglamung Police Department recently received a report that a man, high on Yaba, had brutally killed his brother in a knife attack in front of the Nung Garage in Banglamung. The officers quickly made their way to the scene. Upon arrival they discovered the body of 25 year old Suriya Chamchantuk. He was wearing only underwear and had been slashed with a knife twice on the face, on his back, right shoulder, middle of his head and on his wrist, 20 slashes in total. His body was lying face down in front of the garage. Close to the body the officers discovered a foot long blood covered knife and a trial of blood leading to the victim’s house only 50 meters away. Eyewitnesses explained Suriya’s older brother, 28 year old Bancha Chantuk, who had already fled the scene, was a well known trouble maker and had been responsible for the frenzied attack on his younger brother. Police surrounded the house, where Bancha was hiding with the doors

locked, and after 30 minutes of persuasion, he finally gave himself up to the officers. Once in custody he explained to the officers the events which had led up to the death. Earlier in the evening, whilst he was trying to get some sleep, Suriya, who he claimed never slept as he was always high on Yaba, would not stop shouting and threatening him, an argument ensued, and a scuffle broke out. Bancha became really angry, and without thinking about it or the consequences, picked up a kitchen knife and chassed his brother around the house, slashing at him, in an attempt to make him quite. His younger brother eventually ran out of the house, he followed, however, quickly went back inside when he saw how many witnesses were around. Police officers believe Bancha was high on Yaba at the time of the attack and further investigations, including drugs testing, will have to take place before they can complete their investigations. by Somboon


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Teenage gang shoots garage owner over "Way he looked at them”

The Banglamung Police Department recently received a report of a shooting incident on Soi Nong Yai 8, (behind Nong Yai Temple), which had left one person injured. Arriving on the scene the officers found a crashed motorcycle at the side of the road, and the victim of the shooting, Satit Prakongkwan (Cash), aged 25, had already been transferred to the hospital for emergency treatment. Khun Satit is the owner of a garage located at the entrance to Soi Nong Yai 1, and officers were informed that he had been shot twice with a 22 caliber gun, one bullet remained in his abdomen whilst the second one had only grazes him, hospital staff informed the officers that he was in a stable condition. The victim, when he had recovered sufficiently, explained to the officers that before the shooting he had closed his business and was on his motorcycle driving home to Nong Yai Soi to have dinner with his family. As he was driving along his Soi he passed a group of five teenagers on

motorcycles, the next thing he knew, a motorcycle pulled along side him, and thinking it was a friend he looked across. It was in fact one of the teenagers he had passed earlier in the road, and at this stage the group became very angry, accusing him of giving them an unfriendly look, not wanting to get involved in a problem Satit simply ignored them and tried to get home. As he was approaching his home he heard the gunshots, felt the bullets hit him, which caused him to crash his motorcycle into a parked vehicle. The teenage group fled the scene along the new railway road and Satit rang his brother to take him to the Banglamung Hospital. After a preliminary investigation the officers believe this was a random crime and that there was no previous history between Satis and the gang, they believe this was simply a case of intimidation and bullying by reckless gun carrying thugs. The police will continue with their investigations and hope to have the teenagers behind bars in the very near future.

Accident victim found to be in possession

Hospital staff were flabbergasted recently when an Oman citizen, who had been admitted to the hospital after an accident in which he was racing a motorbike, was found to have pockets full of drugs including 100 Yaba tablets, Ecstasy and Tranquilisers, the hospital staff immediately notified the police. Police arrived at the Pattaya Memorial Hospital and were informed by one of the doctors that the man had been brought to the hospital by a Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team after an accident on Soi

Tepprasit 13 moo 12. The injured man, Mr. Jhalil Abdul Rahim Al Balushi, age 31, who officers believe is part of a large Pattaya based dug dealing network, was still unconscious and in the Intensive Care Unit. The doctors handed over the drugs to police officers who will wait until he regains consciousness to hear his story. Meanwhile he has a 24 hour police guard to ensure he cannot escape once awake. Upon being discharged from the hospital, he will immediately be taken into custody for questioning.

NEWS

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British man found dead in his room

The Pattaya Police Department Chonburi recently received a report of a sudden death at the Srida Apartments on Sophon Cable TV Soi in central Pattaya Moo 9, involving a tourist. Doctors from the Banglamung Hospital together with police officers made their way to the scene. Upon arrival at the apartment complex thy were shown to a room on the second floor, where the body of British national Gary Armiten, aged only 54, was lying in the middle of the room on his back, with one leg resting on a chair. There was no sign of foul play at the scene and all the mans property seemed to be accounted for, the TV and fan were still running, and upon first examination by the doctors it appeared he had only been dead for around 4 hours. There was prescription medication on a nearby table from the Pattaya Memorial Hospital. Police officers interviewed

the House Keeper from the apartment complex, 43 year old Saranya Rachanol, who explained that she had been cleaning Gary’s room daily between 11am and 2pm since his arrival six months ago. She described him as a nice man who had been suffering with a lung complaint which he was being treated for at the Pattaya Memorial Hospital. She explained that he had not been going out of his room very often since just before Christmas, however, many friends popped in to visit him on a regular basis. Today, some friends had come to visit him, and as he didn’t open his door to them, they contacted the management, who opened the door and discovered his body. Police believe the cause of death can be attributed to his ongoing medical condition, however, his body has been sent to the hospital for a full autopsy. The British Embassy in Bangkok has been notified.

Car driver slams into concrete block in middle of road Pattaya Police Station, Dongtan Curve Branch, recently received a report of a road accident in front of the Royal Hill Condo Hotel, which had left one man injured after he ploughed his car into a unmarked concrete block in the middle of the road. The officers, together with a Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team, quickly made their way to the scene. The area where the accident took place was in the process of being repaired and there was very little light. The injured man had driven his Toyota Vios into the concrete block, 50cm tall by 30cm wide, which had been placed there by road construction workers to cover a hole in the road, however, it had no lights or warnings. Inside the crashed vehicle, the driver 32 year old Thanuch Sittichumpu, had suffered chest injuries from the impact with the steering wheel and complained of breathing difficulties and neck pain. He was given emergency treatment at the scene before

being transferred to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital. He explained to the officers that he had been driving home, admittedly driving quite fast, when he had hit the unmarked concrete block without warning. Police have filled an official report on the incident. Local residents explained that the roadwork’s are in place as they try to lay underground electricity cables and that the road has been a hazard for quite some time. They stated that the road is very dangerous, especially at night, and that someone should be made accountable for ensuring there is sufficient lighting and warnings of any obstacles. by Nana

Sugarcane vendor get hand mangled in grinder A female street vender got more than she bargained for recently when talking to a customer as she ground sugarcane, not paying attention to what she was doing, she managed to get her hand mangled in the machine. The event took place at the 700 Rai Flea Market in Moo 3, Sattahip, and a Sattahip Sawang Roj Janatum Rescue Team, fully equipped with ‘Jaws of Life’, quickly made their way to the scene. Seeing the seriousness of the incident, the rescue dispatch then called for a Specialist Rescue Officer Khun Boonchu Leksathan. The victim, Ms. Narumon Sansern, aged 47, waited patiently, and in great pain, whilst all the specialist personnel and equipment was put in place. It then took almost one hour to free

her right hand which had sustained five badly crushed fingers; emergency treatment was administered at the scene before taking her to the Queen Sirikit’s Hospital.

When she had recovered she explained to the officers that she had been very busy on her stall and not paying attention to what she was doing. Suddenly, whilst distracted, she managed to get her hand caught in the grinder, and if it was not for a quick thinking customer, who hearing her screams, pulled out the plug, she way well have lost her hand entirely. by Nana


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BUSINESS NEWS

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Bangkok Convention Centre achieves Green Globe benchmark Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has achieved the prestigious Green Globe Benchmarked Silver status under the globally-recognized benchmarking program. This program recognizes Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld's commitment to operating to the world's highest environmental standard. In achieving Benchmarked Silver status, Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld committed to benchmarking its energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment, along with implementing an integrated environmental and social policy. In particular, Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has achieved Best Practice results in energy saving. These measures will ensure efficient practices and large cost savings, ensuring Bangkok Convention Centre is on the path to securing a sustainable future for the environment. About Green Globe Green Globe is the worldwide benchmarking, certification, and performance improvement system assisting international organizations to

attain sustainability. Green Globe provides a certification system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, waste reduction, and non-renewable resource management. Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global (management company of Green Globe) said: "I am delighted that Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has achieved Benchmarked Silver status. Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is a prime example of an organization committed to environmentallysustainable tourism. They have demonstrated through a variety of initiatives, that their business and its employees can make a difference by reducing their environmental impact. The commitment they have shown by participating in the Green Globe program and the achievements they have made within the program set an example for other businesses to follow." About Bangkok Convention Centre Conveniently situated at CentralWorld, right at the heart of Bangkok's prime business and shopping district, Bangkok Convention

Fully integrated and innovative hotel, convention venue, retail, and leisure complex ideally situated in the heart of Bangkok!

Centre is a unique concept - a new, state-of-the-art Convention Centre, fully integrated with a fivestar hotel and world-class shopping and entertainment facilities. The Bangkok Convention Centre and the Centara Grand hotel, complemented by the World Ballroom, together make a new, stunning landmark on the city skyline. The dynamic design, inspired by the shape of a blooming lotus and its symbolic theme of the four elements of life water, earth, air, and fire - has created a new icon for the city. The latest high-technology equipment ensures optimum energy management, and the

CEPPER program has been implemented, along with exhaustive measures to render the Bangkok Convention Centre as environmentally friendly as possible. With the Bangkok Convention Centre seamlessly connected to the five-stars Centara Grand Hotel and CentralWorld, Bangkok's world-class shopping and entertainment center, the development constitutes a unique and unbeatable combination of state-of-the-art meeting, business, accommodation, entertainment, and shopping facilities, all together in one place and at the very heart of Bangkok.

New governor for Tourism Authority of Thailand Residential market grows despite House Price Index presents his priorities

CB Richard Ellis sees residential market sentiment as positive throughout the majority of 2009 with prices and opinion improving quarter on quarter. A recent press release from another agent highlighted the drop in the house price index, placing Thailand’s residential market 38th out of a sample of 42, above Dubai and three Eastern European countries. Whilst the Thai House Price Index reflected the launch of cheaper houses, either of smaller size or more fringe locations, the implication that prices are dropping could not be further from the truth. In terms of take-up, price per sq.m., transfers and occupancy the residential market continued to grow despite external economic conditions. A testament to the strength of this sector. Achieved prices of resale condominium units in Bangkok saw: 5.4% increase year on year. Occupancy up 8.4% to 73% (which in the current climate is impressive performance) Buyers have reacted to the improving market by snapping up 78% of all units which are under construction. In the luxury sector in central Bangkok, most recently completed condominiums like The Met, Athenee Residence, The Park Chidlom and

Millennium Residence have seen rising re-sale values throughout the year and a marked reduction in units available for sale. Typically prices have moved up by THB 25,000 per sq.m., taking average luxury re-sales into the THB 150,000 per sq.m. segment. Like other property markets globally, the Thai residential market was faced with challenging conditions in 2009. With 2010 approaching, sentiment is more positive. Several listed residential developers have earmarked significant funds for housing development next year. Preuksa Real Estate plans to launch 15-20 new projects and has set aside 4 billion Baht to purchase land in 2010. In addition, Quality House plans to launch 13 new projects worth around 15.6 billion baht. The Government tax incentive packages are due to expire at the end of March 2010 and whilst the incentives may be extended at the last minute, we expect to see a rush of purchases in the first quarter of 2010 and hope that the positive sentiment continues beyond the March deadline.

He looks rather shy with his soft-spoken voice and courteous manners. However, Surahon Svetasreni, 56 years old, is not a newcomer to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Previous to his new position at the head of TAT, Mr. Svetasreni held the post of deputy governor for public relations, then marketing communication, as well as policy and planning. And if Svetasreni is mild-mannered, he has some clear ideas about which direction TAT will take over the next months to come. “I come at a time where we start to experience a strong recovery of our markets,” he said on his first day as TAT governor. “We have seen a turnaround in the last quarter of 2009 with arrivals surging even by 74 percent in December 2009 compared

to December 2008 [a result due to the closure of Bangkok Airport for 10 days]. We now foresee 14 million international travelers in 2009, a decline of 4 percent over 2008. Earlier last year, we were not even sure to reach 12.5 million tourists,” said Svetasreni. TAT now anticipates a recovery in 2010, hoping to see total foreign arrivals rising again to 15 or 15.5 million, the equivalent of a growth of 7 percent to 10 percent. “We are reasonably optimistic for this year as long as we are not exposed to any new turbulence,” said the new TAT governor. TAT is particularly confident to see a strong rebound from northeast Asia, as well as from neighboring countries. The tourism agency is dividing its key markets into three groups. Group 1 comprises the most resilient markets such as ASEAN, south Asia, France, the UK, Holland, Iran, Kuwait, and Jordan. Flights from these countries are likely to increase in 2010. Niche products such as wedding, medical, agro, Continued on page 11


BUSINESS NEWS Jetstar, AirAsia form ‘world first’ budget alliance

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The world’s first budget airline alliance was forged recently between AirAsia and Australia’s Jetstar to pool resources and expertise, procure new aircraft and revenue-sharing deals which could lead to cost savings of between A$200mil and A$300mil annually. It will initially take 16 months from the signing of the agreement to see these savings but that figure is achievable every year thereon. The immediate cost savings will be in fuel purchases, maintenance, sharing of aircraft engine spare parts and ground handling in the Asian markets both carriers operate. Jetstar chief executive Bruce Buchanan said the nonequity arrangement, which he described as a world first between low-cost airlines, was expected to save hundreds of millions of dollars in costs. "By getting together and focusing on areas where we can actually reduce costs we think it's a really exciting opportunity," Buchanan told reporters, calling the deal an "important first step". "We have identified... many hundreds of millions

of dollars of cost saving opportunities, and we think that is an exciting opportunity for us as we launch this partnership going forward." Jetstar, a subsidiary of Australian flag-carrier Qantas, will share parts and ground and passenger handling services with Malaysia's AirAsia, which is Asia's biggest budget airline. They will also investigate jointly procuring new aircraft, cooperate on buying engineering and maintenance supplies and will carry each other's passengers stranded by breakdowns and other disruptions. Qantas chief Alan Joyce said the deal would give both airlines an edge in the competitive Asian market. "Jetstar and AirAsia offer unmatched reach in the AsiaPacific region, with more routes and lower fares than their main competitors, and this new alliance will enable them to maximise that scale," he said. Jetstar, operating 60 aircraft, is the world's largest long-haul budget carrier, while AirAsia leads the Asian low-cost market with 85 planes servicing more than 60

destinations. Analysts said the two were moving to dominate the growing Asian budget sector and were likely to announce further joint ventures. "Certainly the teaming of two of Asia's leading low-cost carriers suggests that there will be some move to really dominate this region over the longer term," Derek Sadubin, chief operating officer of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, told AFP. "We expect that the agreement could flourish over time to include revenuegenerating agreements and potential joint ventures in a range of other areas." IG Markets analyst Ben Potter said Jetstar and AirAsia

were "thinking outside the box" to stay ahead of the competition. "In an extremely competitive environment where airlines have been under constant pressures from a number of different forces, this world first alliance is very positive indeed," he said. "The Asia-Pacific region is one of the biggest growth markets in aviation, so any ways to further reduce costs and offer more competitive fares will benefit both shareholders and customers." Qantas shares rose 1.4 percent to 3.0 Australian dollars (2.7 US) shortly after the announcement. Shares in the airline closed down one cent at 2.95 dollars.

New Travel Platform to Promote Southeast Asian Holidays

A high-tech consumer travel website, SoutheastAsia.org, will anchor a new marketing campaign for Southeast Asia. When launched on January 25, 2010 the site will allow users to research, plan, and book multiple-destination trips to and within the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Brunei, Cambodia,

Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. SoutheastAsia. org is aimed at international tourists, especially adventurous culture seekers, special-interest travelers, and cruise passengers. It will offer themed feature articles, events, and points-of-interest content, as well as a forum for user-generated content such as anecdotes, travel

Continued from page 10

New governor for Tourism Authority of Thailand presents his priorities or golf tourism will be used to reinforce Thailand’s appeal. Group 2 comprises countries which continue to remain among Thailand top markets despite an expected stagnation or slight decline in 2010. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, and Vietnam are included in group 2. TAT wants to target in these markets high-end travelers and stimulate the non-seasonal leisure

market. Finally, group 3 comprises northeast Asia, the Americas, Singapore, and the UAE, and this group is expected to recover to a normal level after dropping considerably last year. TAT will continue to highlight high value for money in those markets in 2010. “The ‘Amazing Value’ tag under our main brand ‘Amazing Thailand’ will still be relevant this year, as many countries are only

tips, photos, and videos. SoutheastAsia.org will also feature a content-rich, meta-search capability that will explore dozens of sites before presenting results integrated into an interactive map and travel planner. The search and planning technology is being developed by Singaporebased Wego.com based on its existing meta-search technology. "The trip planner will draw upon the great variety of bookable flights, hotels and innovative itineraries that are available in the region," said Martin Symes, CEO of Wego. "The site will present multiple destination options, low-cost to fullservice airlines, creative tour choices and accommodation

in everything from hostels to boutique lodges, stylish city hotels and luxury beach properties." Wego joined the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) and the ASEAN Competitiveness Enhancement (ACE) Project in December. The ACE Project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Regional Development Mission Asia to help ASEAN enhance the integration and competitiveness of its travel and tourism sectors. ASEANTA is ASEAN's official travel industry association and includes both private- and publicsector members. "We want SoutheastAsia.

org to be the new go-to site of choice for anyone interested in travel to Southeast Asia," said ASEANTA Chairman Felix Cruz. "It is part of our strategy to raise awareness of 'Southeast Asia' as a desirable destination relative to 'Europe,' 'the South Pacific,' and 'the Caribbean'." Much of the content of SoutheastAsia.org is being built around niche themes such as ecotourism, train travel, cultural sightseeing and cruising, said ACE Project Director R. J. Gurley. "Visitors will be able to research, plan, and book experiences ranging

from stays in village guest houses, trekking and mountain biking in the hills, all the way to pampering in luxury beach resorts and spas," Gurley said. The website is part of a new marketing strategy to showcase the variety of travel options available in "Southeast Asia" while raising global awareness of "ASEAN" as a community of nations. ACE and ASEANTA will formally announce a new destination marketing brand and campaign signature for Southeast Asia on January 25, 2010 during the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Brunei.

slowly emerging from recession. However, we will track more accurately new trends and changes in consumers’ habits thanks to a newly-established tourism analysis center,” explained Svetasreni. The new governor is far keener to use social media and e-tools to enhance the attraction of the kingdom abroad. “We are reshaping our web tools to integrate new media such as Twitter or Facebook. We want travelers to Thailand to be more actively involved

into the shaping of our web content by updating our site with their own experiences and advices,” said Mr. Svetasreni. Social media is also a way to make TAT promotion more effective despite a limited growth in the agency budget. “Our total budget is up by 1.9 percent to US$138 million for 2010. However, half of the money is affected to administration purposes, which requests us to be even more effective in our marketing expenses,” added TAT's new governor.

New offices are planned next year in China, especially in Kunming and Chengdu. However, other TAT representations could be merged or even closed following a review of all activities at overseas offices. Looking at promoting destinations, Svetasreni is also looking to promote new alternative destinations to well-established tourist spots such as Chiang Mai or Phuket. “We must encourage travelers to venture to new areas, as I believe that many

regions offer high standard products to travelers. Khao Yai or Pachong in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Wang in Saraburi are identified as new destinations for eco tourism. Svetasreni is even ready to promote more the deep south, embattled in violence over the last five years. We could first promote local and regional tourism to Pattani or Narathiwat and also multiply media trips to show that the situation is not as bad as most people think of in this region,” estimated TAT Governor.


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AROUND PATTAYA

Luxurious 5-Star Ocean Tower welcomes Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand

Photo from left to right: Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya His Excellency Mr. Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Mr. Max Sieracki, Resident Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya

His Excellency Mr. Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, was warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya on a recent visit at the luxurious 5-Star Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Pattaya.

Centara presents New Year hamper to Pattaya City Mayor

Dusit Thani Pattaya comes of age

Dusit Thani Pattaya General Manager, Chatchawal Supachayanont (foreground, right) is seen together with hotel management and staff in this merit-making ceremony led by nine Buddhist monks during the five-star resort’s 21st anniversary held at Meeting Room Dusit 12 recently. The celebration also included a visit to Jittapawan Temple in Pattaya to offer donations in kind and money raised by the hotel staff.

Movie TV stars at Amari Orchid Pattaya

From left to right 1. Ms. Sivapon Sonthisiri, Public Relations Executive of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya 2. Mr. Pornpavee Kullama, Public Relations Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya 3. Mr. Adrian Brown, General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya 4. Mr. Itthiphol Kunplome, Pattaya City Mayor

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Mr. Adrian Brown, General Manager and Ms. Pornpavee Kullama, Public Relations Manager recently visited Pattaya City Mayor, Itthiphol Kunplome to wish him a 2010 New Year celebration at Pattaya City hall.

Awards at Banglamung School

Picture from left: Khun Passanee; hotel’s Assistant Front Office Manager, Khun Vier Sukollawat, Khun Dhaninrat Klinhom; Director of PR, Khun Vin Tawin, Khun Vee Veeraparb and Khun Khanittha; Reservations Manager

Birthday Party at the Montien

Achana Snitwongse Na Ayudhaya, Managing Director of The Montien Hotel, Pattaya recently hosted a birthday party for Mr. Per Krogh at Verandah(Coffee Shop) , The Montien Hotel, Pattaya. Mr. Per Krogh is a special guest, who stays at the Montien Hotel on his regular bi-annual visits to Pattaya.

76 year young double golf winner

Long time Pattaya golfer, Mr. Mike Craighead may be 76-years young, but he can still hit a pretty mean golf round, and recently won two trophies at Lewinski’s Hotel, Restaurant and Golfing Bar prize presentations in Soi Pattayaland-1. He was the winner of both the Medal and the ‘Red Tee’ event, which is reserved for our more mature golfers. Lewinski’s organise golfing matches daily with mini-buses to various golf courses and have a championship event monthly, which is open to visiting players from anywhere in the world.

Famous Australian Artist at Liam’s Gallery

Famous TV stars, including Khun Vier Sukollawat, Khun Vin Tawin and Khun Vee Veeraparb, were warmly welcomed by Khun Dhaninrat Klinhom (3rd right), Director of PR of Amari Orchid Pattaya during their courtesy visit in Pattaya at the resort’s 5-star Ocean Tower.

Orphanage Visits Expats Club Over 1,980 students assembled early in the morning at the huge outdoor sports arena near the Banglamung Police Station, for a prize giving ceremony, which was preceded by patriotic songs, after which gifts were given to some of the leading staff members. Then it was the student’s turn to receive certificates for their excellent academic work and then everything settled down to a normal school day. The new Principal Khun Warakorn Runkamon, praised the students for their efforts, and these Banglamung School students seem to excel in everything from Computer-IT to fine art.

Famous artist, Apolinario Cruz, was born in Bulacan, in the Philippines in 1960, and he travelled around South East Asia before eventually settling in Australia in 1980. He is mostly self taught, but also attended the University of the Philippines, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Ceramic Centre at Orange TAFE, NSW, Australia. He presented this exhibition of his well known paintings at Liam’s Art Gallery in Soi-4 off Pratumnak Road. His Pattaya exhibition drew a record attendance, with Liam’s food and wine being greatly appreciated by everyone.

Disturbing the Turban

Helicopter Pilot’s Exciting Life Many of the Pattaya City Expats Club members were surprised to learn that Swedish helicopter pilot Jan Persson had led a ‘James Bond’ type of life after flying helicopters from the age of thirty-six. One of his early jobs was flying in Greenland for an oil exploration company; - not much oil but plenty of excitement battling the extreme weather conditions and getting extra volunteer work as a police or emergency helicopter. The next big contract was in Africa, so Jan bravely flew his helicopter all the way there, where problems changed to wildlife attacks, game poachers and armed rebel groups.

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The Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) listened to the Pattaya Orphanage Director, Father Michael Weera, who spoke of the difficulties of helping orphans back to a normal loving life and the problems of receiving 2 -3 abandoned babies each week. Then the children sung popular Christmas songs to the club members, using their own guitar players and then some of the youngsters dressed up in western costumes for a dance show that really impressed the PCEC members. The kids headed back to the orphanage loaded with a large quantity of presents that the PCEC gave each of the kids for their excellent singing performance.

We would all agree that turbans worn by our Indian friends look superb, but what happens when they have to be washed and re-wound? This is a mach bigger operation than going to the local hairdresser, because you are faced with a 14.5 metre length of high quality cloth, almost 1-metre in width, which has to be carefully fashioned into something of great beauty and style. The end result looks wonderful, but for western people we would need a number of attempts to get a turban looking just right.


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Jameson’s gets a big Thank You

AROUND PATTAYA

Jimmy of the Pattaya Hash House Harriers Running Club buys all the staff a drink for all their hard work to the cause in 2009 and looking forward to 2010.

Raimon Land Delivers New Year Cheer to Children at Sanuk Community Centre in Pattaya

One of Thailand’s leading property developers, Raimon Land, held a New Year party for children at the Sanuk Community Centre, operated by the Melissa Cosgrove Children’s Foundation (MCCF), located at its Northpoint development in North Pattaya. “Raimon Land puts great emphasis on elevating the welfare and quality of life of children, as they are the future of the nation. The company always sees the importance of lending its continuous support to CSR activities that provide a positive contribution to the country,” said Raimon Land Deputy Vice President Communications Kwanrudee Maneewongwatthana. At the Centre, children are offered Thai and English lessons as well as training in basic hygiene, health and safety. Founded in 2003, the Melissa Cosgrove Children's Foundation is a non-charitable, not-for-profit organisation working to help disadvantaged children throughout Asia.

Celebrations at Café Royale The ‘Le Café Royale’ Hotel, Restaurant and Piano Bar’s General Manager, Thomas Kalb, put on a New Year’s Eve dinner, complete with entertainers to draw a big crowd of diners, at this popular restaurant, situated off Second Road, just inside Boyz-Town in South Pattaya. Diners arrived early and as well as local expats, there were visitors who were from a wide variety of countries, and the stars of the evening’s entertainment were definitely three young Filipino singers, who sing there every week

Jameson’s Bob the Barman Man of the Match Award

Lloyd Sherman takes the Jameson’s Bob the Barman Man of the Match Award for F.C. Nova last Saturday 9th quite an achievement as F.C. Nova, under the watchful eye of Coach Stuart Levy, scored Five Goals on their comeback for the Second half of the season. F.C. Nova are now in Second Place in Division Two of the MBMG League. Anybody who would like a game for F.C. Nova should come to Jameson's Pattaya and contact Kim Fletcher or Stuart Levy.

Pensioners Party at City Hall

Over four hundred elderly pensioners had a fun filled day at Pattaya City Hall to celebrate the 2010 New Year. There were singing and dancing competitions with many prizes to be won, and City Hall officials came to watch the finals, and then helped with the prize presentations. There was no lack of singing expertise, because many of our elderly citizens have been highly professional singers and performers earlier in their lives. Pattaya City Hall realises that it has a duty to care for our elderly citizens, who have given so much to our community in the past.

Yearly Health Department Party A large gathering of around 500 Government Health Care Workers from departments such as the Soi Buakao Health Centre and Pattaya City Hall attended their annual party, which was held outdoors next to the Indoor Sports Stadium at Soi Chaiyapreuk-2 south of Pattaya. A large number of officials from Pattaya City Hall attended and the Thai meal included entertainment by a live band with dancers, singers and comedians, then everyone received prizes of appreciation, and Deputy Mayor Wiriwat Kahki made a speech thanks.

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by Peter Lloyd

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Pattaya’s Fireworks

I was lucky enough to be having a beachside beer when the pre-New Year fireworks were set off, and I enjoyed watching the display spectacularly reflected back off the calm, flat sea. My photos were rubbish however. I am usually cynical and critical about the money wasted on fireworks when there are many more urgent

and better causes in the City, but I have to say I was seriously impressed by the displays. I know they were broadcast live on Thai TV at New Year, and judging by the crowds barreling down Walking Street and elsewhere that night, I reckon as a tourist initiative it was a 100% success. Aside from overcrowding

and traffic chaos on roads leading to Bali Hai, where some motorists simply abandoned their cars, the night passed off without serious incident and must be considered, even by a moaning git like me, to have been a huge success for the city and a much-needed shot in the arm for Pattaya tourism.

For the first time in eight years in Pattaya I witnessed New Year on Walking Street, in part just to experience what I already knew was going to be a crowded, noisy, drunken and mostly unpleasant experience, and I wasn’t mistaken.

Although I hated it, I can imagine why others who are here for a holiday, or residents who were out partying, would have loved it, but for me it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. The motorbike taxi

ride home, which usually costs me 40 baht, went up to 120 baht, although I was glad to pay it and would have paid more, because they were in such short supply, so I could get out of there as soon as possible after midnight.

Happy? New Year

Who’s Right?

A group of revellers went past, shouting, as we queued for some late night food in Marine plaza (posh, us). One guy queuing ahead of us turned to his friend and said smugly: “I feel sorry for these

tourists. They’ll all have to go back to their own countries soon, but we can enjoy living here all year round.” To which his friend replied: “those tourists have been out celebrating, thinking “we’ve

been drugged, mugged, scammed and robbed blind on this holiday. Thank god we’re going home tomorrow. I feel sorry for the suckers who’ve got to live in this cess pit all year round”!

A regular reader recently kept me updated on progress about a road traffic accident he had in Pattaya. He is happy for me to tell the tale anonymously, as a warning to others. It started when a motorbike with two women on it, without warning, and being completely their fault, swerved into the side of his car on Sukhumvit Road. He stopped, got out, checked the women, his car, and their bike, and on ascertaining all were all OK, and not wishing to make a big deal out of it, as he had suffered no damage, he jumped back in his truck and drove off. Three days later he received a call from the police inviting him down to Soi 9, where he was astonished to see the women dressed up like Egyptian mummies, wrapped head to

toe in bandages, and to be accused of leaving the scene of an accident. The police administration fee for dealing with this case was a non-negotiable 50,000 Baht, and the women wanted in the region of 100,000 Baht. His insurance guy panicked at the sight of the mummies. There followed numerous meetings over a couple of depressing months, as the driver was worn down by the police and the mummies, who refused to budge on their set prices. Because he refused to agree to the outrageous demands, he was threatened with their trump card, and told that if he didn’t settle now, the case would be sent to the prosecutors, would then to court, and he would almost certainly go to prison even if just for a few nights, for the offence of leaving the scene of an accident. And he would still have to

pay out to the “victims”, so he would be going to prison for nothing. Increasingly stressed, he finally caved in, paid off the police and the victims, the latter at a slightly reduced, but still unacceptably high sum. The moral of this sorry tale is, if you have an accident on the road, don’t drive off, even if you

Traffic Woes

Ko Chang

After six years of visits to Hua Hin for Christmas, we decided to spend this Christmas on Ko Chang, to which I am a recent convert. We appreciated actually going into the water and swimming on Ko Chang, especially on Christmas Day, because we never do that in Hua Hin, as the water there feels colder than Pattaya’s, and the beach is too packed. We were also struck by the age range of Ko Chang tourists, who were much younger than Hua Hin’s, and much more casual. We also appreciated the total absence of jet skis, which we hear all day in Jomtien. I think they are banned on Ko Chang, which is excellent. There was only one small downside, but this was so

initially stop and ascertain the people and vehicles seem to be fine. Instead, wait for the police, because the minute you leave you are declaring open season on your wallet, you lose the moral and legal high ground, and you can, and will be, stitched up by everyone in sight, as happened to this unhappy reader.

Thai Visa Forum Postcript

I had a surprising amount of vehement but heartfelt feedback to my recent article on Thai Visa, where I criticized the attitudes of some over-aggres sive moderators on the forum, However, it would only be fair of me to update my

comments, because. when I played the game and (anonymously) appealed about my treatment, I was pleasantly surprised to have my complaint upheld, which shows their appeal system works. Contact me at pattaya todaypete@yahoo.com

Christmas Day on Ko Chang

astonishing I have to write about it. Nursing a hangover, I went out for a blister pack of 10, 600mg Ibuprofen. In pharmacies on White Sands Beach I was quoted 200 Baht, 350 Baht and finally, and incredibly, 450 baht for them. I eventually bought them for 100 Baht in the fourth pharmacy I tried. When I got back to

Pattaya I asked my regular pharmacist how much he sold them for and he said “30 baht”. Identical tablets. I never particularly think of Pattaya as being reasonably priced until I fall into a self-styled “high end” tourist trap. That description is very accurate when it comes to prices on Ko Chang.


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The Brave New World of Benjamin Fulford In those rare moments that Thailand civic leaders are considering possibilities that I have been thinking about for many years, I become very excited. A monorail is a brilliant idea for this city, however what affect it might have on current traffic problems is open to much conjecture. A monorail alone in the wrong area, for the wrong reasons will accomplish nothing. However, if the monorail was in a good location, supporting and even contributing to local business it would become a divine blessing that would attract millions of tourists each year. The monorail should begin at the Dolphin Roundabout, travel along Beach Road, along Walking Street, over Bali Hai Pier, up Buddha Hill and then stop at the beginning of Pratumnak Rd, or continue back around Third Road in a continuous loop. Crazy idea? Crazy ideas are often the best. In order for this idea to work many other things must happen first. Most residents and tourists would agree that Pattaya Beach is hardly a beach at all, more of a place to avoid at night and a very dirty horrible place to look at during the day. If the powers that be are going to be serious about problems facing Pattaya, the beach is a good place to start. Firstly a beach needs to be built, sand needs to be dredged far away from the ocean floor, top sand needs to be imported from other provinces and a proper beach needs to be created; not the kind of beach that Jomtien displays with hotels and local traders owning proprietorship of the sand and a fee has to be paid to sit down, but a free and beautiful place, the kind of beach that made Phuket famous in the first place. A monorail is a fantastic idea, which should not go to waste, but it will not solve any of the traffic problems. What might is the permanent closure to the entrance of Beach Rd from the Dolphin Roundabout for all vehicles and restrictions or time allotments on the amount of commercial and non-commercial vehicles traveling along Beach Road. More bridges, tunnels, bypasses and a stronger alliance between all civic and civil authorities would fix the problem within weeks. Justin Lucas Dear Justin, Very cogent arguments, which we all would have a hard time disagreeing with. One wonders quite why City Hall is so slow to appreciate the latent talent in residence in this city. Even a modicum of the wealth of experience of those of us from the West, Antipodes or Japan, where such things are commonplace, would go a long way to ameliorating the administration’s obvious headache and woeful lack of imagination, not to mention the thousands of baht to be saved in consultancy fees. It’s high time the powers that be officially acknowledged the overwhelming presence here of non-Thais, who essentially define Pattaya’s unique character. Following the example of Mabprachan administration and allowing the farangs some say in running the city, even if it was only to institute a suggestion box scheme whereby we could all make a contribution, would go a long way towards truly integrating us and diminish the alienation that we all feel. From: Rainer Heinzmann [mailto:insurance@ german-thai.com]

Dear Pattaya Today, Peter Lloyd wrote about Jomtien roads in a recent issue. In another report Pattaya City Hall mentioned that the reason for the delay in construction is the unsolved ownership rights along the street, which seems to be a joke. The major parts, as for example between Sugar Hut and Jomtien have been public roads for ages. The new Second Road is finished between Jomtien Soi 7 and Jomtien Beach Condo. But between Soi 7 and the Hanuman Monument the streets look as non-existent as streets on the moon. Nobody cares for the tenants and nobody cares for all the expats and tourists visiting the Immigration Office at Soi 5. Even a call to 1337, the hotline for any problems, only promises that it will get better, but nobody knows in which lifetime. Nobody really believes that this disaster will end next year. Congratulations from my side for this huge success. Best regards Rainer Heinzmann Dear Rainer, We wholeheartedly agree, especially those unfortunates who have to use these route consistently. One wonders whether City Hall has ever heard of executive imperatives. For one, competent contractors should be engaged, with stringent penalty clauses for delays. Likewise adequate pre-planning and forethought would have solved the subsequent delays. If the Thais are so adept at building temples or condos, as they seem to be, surely the same skills could be applied to roadbuilding, or of not give the job to competent foreigners. It seems the insane need for speed which has possessed the Thais, apparently relatively recently ,can’t be transferred to more practical tasks, or perhaps there are some vested interests or hidden agendas at work here one may dare to suggest. Dear Editor, I don’t think I’m alone in noticing the appalling nature of Thai TV soaps. I was always led to believe that Thais are very courteous people who abhor violence. This is writ large in all the guide books to Thailand I’ve ever read as is the prohibition against ever touching Thais on the head as this is a grave insult. However, in every single TV soap I’ve ever seen and believe you me I’ve been subjected to them virtually every night as my Thai partner is an addict, I’ve noticed in every single one without exception that the characters are manifestly arrogant, prejudiced against the lower classes, servants and Isaanis, envious, jealous and vindictive. They also seem to relish hitting each other, especially around the head and frequently mete out violence, especially to women. Tell me is the real nature of the Thais? Best regards, John Doolittle, Jomtien. Dear John, If you read “News in Brief “in this issue, you’ll notice a Thai professor has said the self same things. I actually interviewed a Thai TV soap producer not so long ago who said these odious characteristics were a popular formula demanded by the public in their entertainment, which is why they insist on putting them in every programme, but I personally think this is a cop out, on a par with Hollywood producers using similar excuses for all the gratuitous violence in US films. These no doubt are negative characteristics of the collective Thai ‘shadow’, to use Jungian terms, i.e. the lowest and blackest side of the national character. If the mass media is in fact the predominant socialising agency as is claimed, then they have a moral duty to extol the more positive and socially acceptable traits of the national character, not to cater to the lowest common denominator as they are doing. Keep complaining and maybe someone influential will take notice, either that or try and distract your partner by taking her out more, away from the insidious influence of the soaps.

Benjamin Fulford, the son of a Canadian diplomat, worked as a correspondent in Japan for Knight Ridder, the International Financing Review, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun English edition, and the South China Morning Post before moving to Forbes magazine, one of the world’s foremost financial consultancies, where he was the Asian Bureau Chief from 1998 to 2005. He has written 15 books in Japanese, with over half a million sales. He was so influential in financial circles that no financier worth his salt would dream of investing without first reading his influential reports. Fulford says “I would go meet the finance ministers and governors of the Bank of Japan etc. I wrote all the market news, so my stories would move the dollar, or move the yen, or move the commodities every week, back and forth. Japanese politicians support me. And I think I’ve convinced a ‘critical mass’”. Fulford resigned as Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief of Forbes Magazine after investigating a scandal which the editor refused to report. However, he retained and increased his influence in Japanese financial and political circles to the degree that he may become the next Japanese Finance Minister. As an incredibly well informed financial analyst and global economic historian, with a profound understanding of East and West, yet a diehard idealist and pacifist, he accuses the minority West of impoverishing, siphoning off the profits, and holding the rest of the world to ransom. He states “we have been blinded from reality by a hypnotic pyramid scheme known as the world financial system.” Given a free hand, he would tear down the whole edifice and entirely rebuild it from scratch, substituting the dollar with an new international currency, and replacing the global financial system with what he describes as “a more transparent and equitable system.” Following the establishment of a new financial system, he would then institute a three-year campaign against the five curses of humanity: war, poverty, environmental destruction, ignorance and disease. As Japanese Finance Minister, his part would be to spend Japan’s $5 trillion of foreign reserves to contribute to this five-fold plan and repair what he terms the generations of damage done by a ruthless Western ruling elite, among who he numbers the Pentagon, the oil industry, banking elite, and the pharmaceutical industry that, he asserts, suppress inventions including free-energy and anti-gravity technology, solely to maintain power. In Fulford’s Brave New World, he would replace the current membership of the UN Security Council by one whereby the world is divided into seven 7 regions: North and South America, Europe, China, Japan and Southeast Asia, the Muslim countries, India, and Africa. These seven zones would each have individual votes on the Security Council, with veto-power only over their particular region, resulting in more effective decision-making, making it possible to deal with problems like over-fishing, poverty, environmental destruction, etc. “It’s a question of sharing the planet, and its rulership, with the people of the planet,” he says. He advocates permanent global peace, replacing war with a different kind of economic competition, whereby, for example, the Americans would compete with the Chinese to develop Africa, and the industries and lobbies that have depended on war and turmoil will have to be given new goals and direction. Mobilize people for peaceful purposes, rather that war. Instead of high-tech research devoted to killing, divert the resources towards promoting life, by using drugs and gene therapies, for example, to increase intelligence, raising individual IQs to 200, 300, which would set off an exponential explosion of progress. He asserts the Japanese know better than most they have one resource: human brains. “Most of the human brains on this planet are being wasted. It’s the most valuable resource we have and it’s being wasted and deliberately dumbed down and destroyed. You don’t suppress people. You lift them up and release their potential,” he maintains. Fulford sees a very incompetently-managed Planet Earth. “Why not terra-form Earth?” he asks, by turning the deserts green or putting huge pumps in the dead parts of the tropical oceans and pumping the nutrients up to the surface, whereby you’d increase the amount of fish. Cities should be covered with green, with nature and urban centres made compatible. Energy is one of his biggest bugbears. Oil he regards an obsolete energy technology, instead separate out the hydrogen from water and burn it. He maintains the West has been holding back human technological progress in order to maintain control over its oil monopoly. He asserts that free energy, using solar technology or the Nikola Tesla technology is feasible. Finally, like in Plato’s Ideal State, he suggests gathering together the wisest people to come up with the details of a better way of navigating into the future, which would involve creating a harmonious balance between nature, markets and people. “The end result should be that humanity as a whole creates more life and wealth than it destroys. In other words never again must humanity become an engine of destruction. Humanity can then go out into the universe creating new Gardens of Eden everywhere,” he concludes.


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by Bee McConville So who is your hunk of the month? Are you more of an Edward Kullen fan, with his wan, sensitive good looks, or is Jake more to your liking, with his rippling biceps and his California smile? Or are you more of a Brad Pitt kind of lady? Whoever takes your fancy, we western women generally prefer our men to be relatively good looking, at least at the beginning of the relationship anyway. Looks are important as we scan the bar to see whose eye we can catch and Mr Short-ass Roly Poly is not likely to be our first port of call. The west’s passion for celebrities and concern for body image has dictated that looks play a huge part when we are seeking a mate. If you flick through the pages of any woman’s magazine, you will see pictures of semi-naked he-men who are sporting a highly tuned six pack, strong muscle definition and a sultry ‘come hither and let me kiss you all over’ kind of look. With the media constantly showing images of perfect faces and features it is no wonder that our expectations are high when we are on the prowl for a mate, or a sex buddy. In cultures where arranged marriages are not the order of the day and young women get to choose who they want to mate with, a handsome face and a fit body are at the top of the ‘must have’ list. Other attributes, such as good

WOMEN TODAY

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

habits, financial security, excellent job prospects, reliability, responsibility, sensitivity, etc. all come

farang man, rather than a local lad. Unless she is hi-so, in which case her family will

Western women tend to go for looks

much further down the list. Consequently, when looks start to fade over the years and the six pack becomes a sturdy barrel, it is not surprising that a relationship built on superficial, skin-deep beauty (or handsomeness) may start to fade as well. This may well explain the rising divorce rates in western countries. However, our Thai sisters are not nearly so hooked on looks as we in the west are. Admittedly, young Thai women would prefer their husbands to be handsome, but that is not the most important attribute for most of them, and this may well explain why young Asian beauties can be seen on the arms of older Mr Roly-Poly look-a-likes. Now I am not talking here about Thai ladies of easy virtue, I am talking about the thoroughly respectable Thai women who have opted for marriage to a

choose a husband with good connections for her, a Thai woman is at liberty to choose her own man. And if she has migrated to Bangkok or Pattaya, she is likely to come across a wide assortment of single foreign men in need of a wife. And whereas a western woman will be

looking at facial features and belly dimensions, a Thai lady will be ever-somuch-more realistic and

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must-have and certainly don’t trump a good job and a generous and faithful nature. A Thai woman will

Our Thai sisters can see past that Jelly Belly

practical, and will look further than the face and deeper into the pockets of any potential suitor. Above all, a Thai woman will want financial security and responsibility in her man, particularly if she is to start a family with him. Consequently, good looks are definitely not a

ignore the superficiality of a fine face and will check bank details and job prospects over and above checking out the abs and the perfect smile. When Thai women are asked why they marry farang men, they often say that western men are more kind, considerate

and responsible than Thai men, and certainly do not visit the local brothels and spend all their money living it large with ‘the boys.’ Western men tend to be faithful and are far more reliable than their Thai brothers. Thai men may be cute, but their credentials are often quite questionable and are never as good as a well-off foreigner’s! It is easy for western women to scoff when they see a Thai woman walking with her less than slim and handsome farang husband around the Big C shopping mall on a Saturday morning. Unfortunately, this is a common but short-sighted attitude and is based on the superficial and vain cultural norms of western society. Thai women are far wiser in this respect and ensure the longevity of their partnership by opting for a male who will be able to support them, provide them with a secure home and be a responsible father for many years to come. So rather than mocking our Thai sisters by regarding them as short-sighted gold-diggers, we western ladies would do better to envy these sensible ladies and compliment them for their sound social instincts!

Meet ‘n Greet Moment I don’t know about you, but whenever I leave an airport I cannot help but read all those names that have been handwritten on the cards being waved at all and sundry by excited looking drivers, tour representatives and company gofers as travelers make their way through the exit gates. Now call me Mrs Fruitcake but whenever I see these name cards I always half expect to see my own name written in bold felt pen, which is pretty daft really when nobody is expecting me and I haven’t booked anyone to come and greet me on arrival. So to fulfill what is clearly a pathetic and attention seeking need I actually booked a limousine to take me to the airport last time I took a break, and ensured that I booked the return journey too. Now I had something to look forward to on arrival at Suvarnabhumi and could indulge myself walking past the line of little brown card wavers

knowing that my own name would be scrawled on a rectangle of white card and held aloft for all to see. But that didn’t happen did it?! And, having lived in the

confronted by crowds of people offering you duty free whisky, taxis, limos, phone SIMs, hotels, money exchange, and a load of other stuff when all you

Not a sign with my name in sight!

Land of Smiles for quite some time now, why did I ever imagine that it would? For a start our amazingly post modern, architectural masterpiece of an airport happens to be a very confusing place to exit. I mean when you’ve grabbed your bag and escaped through the ‘nothing to declare’ channels you are

really want is to see your name on a card – which, I didn’t, despite staring hard at every huddle and group of card carrying locals. I walked back and forth in an eccentric fashion a few times as, hahaha, I thought it was my fault that I couldn’t find my name, rather than the fact that nobody had bothered to turn up to meet

me. Then it dawned on me that, yes, I was back in Thailand and, no, logic and common sense no longer prevailed, so I did what all the other Thais around me were doing and whipped out my mobile phone to call the company and find out where my damned driver was! And did it work? Well of course it did, duhh, and Khun Sam himself turned up within two minutes ready to escort me to my car. And did he have my name on a card, no of course he didn’t as that would be far too bloody obvious wouldn’t it? So, despite having a comfortable ride home, in order to fulfill my foolish fantasy I‘ll have to go through it all again next time knowing that there will be no guarantees whatsoever that my name will ever appear across the crowded concourse!! I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie


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Fool in Paradise

Part 1 Back in the 1970’s when plane hijackings and bombings became a very grave problem, a good mate of mine, during a serious discussion on the subject, made the remark that if he was going to fly he would take a bomb on board with him. While we looked at him as if he had forgotten to take his medication, he explained, “The chances of there being one bomb on board an aircraft must be hundreds of million to one, so what are the chances of two bombs being on the plane?” The 1970’s are now only a memory but in this new century, just when you thought it was safe to get back in the air, on Christmas Day 2009 an idiot Nigerian Underpants Bomber tried to blow up an international flight using powerpacked Y-fronts. Thankfully, he stuffed the attempt and the only person injured was himself. No sympathy there. What I found interesting and yes, amusing, was the media response and knee-jerk reaction of ‘homeland security’ providers who went into immediate damage control to convince the public they are keeping us safe, albeit after one horse had bolted through the gate. What I am about to say may, at different times, seem flippant, sarcastic or cynical. As usual, none of it is politically correct. I make no apologies. Get over it. No one can argue that since 911 and particularly after the ‘shoe bomber’ incident in 2001, airport and airline security went into overkill. Unfortunately, the measures were all ad hoc and the degree of diligence depended largely upon which

Smile for the Camera

airline you flew and which airport you departed from. Some airports were strict bordering on insanity while others were relatively slack. After each incident or close call, security personnel ran around like chickens with their heads cut off, introducing stop-gap, knee-jerk measures akin to placing bandaids over open wounds. Anybody travelling on a one-way ticket was interrogated and singled out for particular attention. Bomb in shoe? All departing passengers will remove their shoes and have them x-rayed. Liquid bomb? Ban all liquids from being taken on board. Knife on plane? Ban all sharp objects; even nail clippers and toothpicks. Carry-on luggage became a major security focus and on some flights, whenever meals were served, only plastic utensils were provided. After so many bandaids, the convoluted ‘security policy’ ended up looking like a patchwork quilt. The measures gave me the impression there was no logical thought behind them and no cohesion in the implementation. It was as if they asked a group of kindergarten children to solve the problem and busily wrote down the responses. Interesting to note that one passenger who had just flown First Class told me the traditional metal cutlery was still provided to First Class passengers. Now, I’m not the brightest spark in the bonfire but it seems to me that any terrorist with a modicum of grey matter would realize that he could avoid a lot of scrutiny if he purchased a First Class round-trip ticket. After all, if he is going to blow himself up, why would he care about

saving money? I admit there is no way to tell how effective these measures have been in foiling terrorist plots. Certainly, there have been very few incidents since the heightened security began. Because of that, proponents could say the system has been effective. Opponents could say there were no plots in any case, so all the security did was inconvenience law abiding passengers. Who knows? But now a would-be terrorist has hidden explosives in his underpants, and this has opened another can of worms, so to speak. While the airline and airports involved circled the wagons and blame was passed around, some idiot came up with the idea to force all passengers to remain seated for the hour preceding landing. What on earth was he smoking? No toilet break just before landing? What is to stop a terrorist from detonating himself an hour and three minutes before landing? Will that make it better? The incident left high ranking security people excited because the ‘bomb in the underpants’ plot gave them the excuse to propose the introduction of something they have been toying with and testing for some time. From my understanding, a ‘full body scanner’ costing between US$130,000 and $180,000 is like a large, vertical x-ray machine which produces real time high definition images of everything beneath our clothing – including a pretty good view of our ‘naughty bits’. (Think of it as a working extension of those ‘x-ray glasses’ we wasted our money on as young boys.) According to a Reuters report, “The devices detect objects concealed under clothes and can produce detailed images

of the body. Operators in a separate room view images that blur the face and genitalia.” I don’t care if the operator is on the moon, if you think you have seen protests, bitching, whining and public disobedience before, just wait till they try and force everybody through one of those babies at an airport. For a start, the American Civil Liberties Union is winding up to have a field day. Just behind them will be other civil liberties groups, discrimination activists, women’s groups and religious opponents. The Australian government has already installed such a scanning device at one airport on a ‘trial basis’ and passenger participation was purely voluntary. Following the trial, a security spokesman suggested that, if introduced, full body scanning would remain voluntary but people who refused may be subjected to a ‘pat down’. It seems passengers may soon get the choice of having naughty pictures taken of them or being felt up. Excellent! But if participation is voluntary, what is the point? Isn’t it quite possible that anyone with something to hide would refuse to be scanned? I really think a terrorist with a couple of pounds of C4 strapped to his body is probably going to say, “No thanks.” In any case, didn’t that Nigerian have the explosives in his underpants and don’t they “view images that blur the face and genitalia”? If true, the operator at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport would have only seen a blurred image of his wedding tackle and bomb, so why bother? To submit everyone about to board every aircraft to a full body scan would be a massive, time-consuming and expensive undertaking.

You can argue that any effort is worth it as long as it stops one potential terrorist from boarding a plane. I agree 100%, but what about a Catholic nun in full habit? Surely she is no terrorist threat. Ok, we’ll exclude Catholic nuns. Then what about Catholic priests? Ok, them too. And politicians? All they do is take up oxygen. Of course, we don’t mean politicians. What about people with pacemakers and heart conditions? Babies? Pregnant women? And Muslims? After all, in their religion isn’t it a serious sin to see a man or woman other than your spouse naked? Ok … we’ll respect their religion and exclude them

Pattaya Today 17 as well. There are currently 56 international terrorist organizations considered by the U.S. State Department to be active during the last five years. Of those, 14 could be described as Marxist-Leninist, Cold War relics and nutters, 17 either have local gripes or are just neighbourhood criminal gangs, and 25 are Islamic extremist organizations. I may be wrong but aren’t the vast majority of the world’s current airline terrorist threats from this latter group? If you exempt all people sharing that particular faith from full body scanning, isn’t it defeating the purpose of the exercise? What about other faiths? To avoid religious discrimination charges, you must give them the option as well. In the end, all they will be scanning are atheist exhibitionists and, to my knowledge, nobody from that group has ever attempted to blow up a plane. … to be continued.


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By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: thai@werachonlawyers.com

To be or not to be the public enemy! 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 the nightmare that Thai law can be changed overnight and they may lose everything they own. Nobody can comprehensively explain

LEGAL corner today

The Convenient Truth about Property Buyers in Pattaya the plethora of laws and regulations besetting all property buyers. However, the enforcement of laws is always tolerant. If the government blindly enforces the laws without studying the impact, it will definitely create a snow ball effect which is beyond our expectation. The expression “The exception proves the rule” makes us 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 good news, the interim government has already withdrawn the controversial draft amendment of the foreign business act. How about 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 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 preferable solution for many low profile expatriates coming to Pattaya for retirement. These expatriates will not be

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

involved 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 shareholding structure not involved with other offshore jurisdictions, e.g.,

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 that Thai shareholders 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

Education

East Meets West and Much in Between

With Chinese New Year celebrations under way not just in China but all over the world; the biggest celebration outside Asia being held in London, it is a good time to reflect on the cultural diversity in our schools and the wider world. International schools are by definition multicultural institutions and as such have always striven to promote crosscultural understanding and respect by celebrating our differences whilst acknowledging our far more numerous similarities, but in the past they may not have been at all representative of life outside their walls. But with international travel and voluntary migration across international borders becoming increasingly common, it is likely that

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we are currently caring for and educating, more future ‘world citizens’ than ever before, indeed some of the children in our care have already travelled thousands of kilometers to be here and being at least bilingual is the norm for them. With this in mind it seems to be more important than ever to encourage our children to approach the foreign or unfamiliar with an open mind and see the participation in festivals and celebrations of other cultures as an opportunity to learn and build friendships with those from other cultures (it’s also an excuse to have fun far more often than we would otherwise!). In reverse it is important that our children include their friends from other cultures in celebrating

their own cultural events. Our own school calendar includes some (originally) European celebrations: Halloween and Christmas, Thai celebrations: Loy Khrathong and Songkran and Chinese: New Year. In addition, in the last term of the school year the children learn about the food, music, art and customs from countries in Asia, Africa and South America and parents are asked if they would like to come in and share any aspects of their culture with their child’s class. In this way we hope that the children under our care leave us feeling pride in the things which make them different, yet able to find common ground with others wherever they go in the world.

may commit. For expatriate property buyers who have a reliable Thai partner or spouse, not based on a 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 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 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 weigh 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 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.

Halloween

Christmas photo time

Chinese New Year


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Amor Strawberry Promotion Looking for that something extra special next time you dine out? Then why not pop into the Amor Restaurant and try one of the special seasonal Strawberry extravaganzas including Pork Fillet, Chicken Breast or Salmon Fillet pan fried with fresh strawberries, crushed black peppercorns and flambéd in brandy. Whilst waiting don’t forget to try one of their spectacular Strawberry Amor Cocktails. Royal British Legion Thailand We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on 089.807.2335. You do not have to have served in UK armed forces to join, you must however agree to the principles of the Legion. Decorum 10th Anniversary Decorum Furniture & Decoration celebrates their 10th year anniversary by offering their customers, free design on house and condos. For more information, visit their shop at South Pattaya Road next to Friendship Supermarket or call 038.410. 763, 038.420.203 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. Rotary Club Pattaya Marina French speaking Rotary Club, meets every Friday at 18.30 at Amari Resort. Call President Florent Pellegrin 086.565.1955 for more info. www. rotarypattayamarina.org Jazz Pit Pub Live entertainment every day, except Tuesday, at Jazz Pit Pub featuring Jazz Pit duo Rein on Vocals and Thomas on Guitar. All musicians and jazz singers are welcome every Monday with the weekly Jam session from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank, opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Try Greg’s Kitchen Cod & Chips Day every Friday. Great value only 299 B. Don’t miss Sunday’s 4 traditional Sunday Roasts (Lamb 299B, Beef 260B, Pork 260B, Half Chicken 260B) with all the trimmings. Also, all

day big breakfast at only 199B, www.gregskit chennorthpattaya.com Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details @ www.pattayaback gammonleague.com British Embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation and reading/writing. Free introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to pattaya@prolanguage. co.th 2 days before you wish to start. Jazz Club New Venue There is a new lounge bar, with the feel of a jazz club due to open soon in Pattaya. If you are a professional musician with a proven track record or an amateur with jamming session experience, we would love to hear from you. Call Joe on 083.246.7807 Archery Club Meets every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Pirates of Pattaya Shooting Club in

Hua Yai. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarchery-club.com Jazz at Manhattans Don’t forget that you

can enjoy an evening of fantastic Jazz every Saturday evening at the Manhattans Restaurant, with special international guest artist on the first Saturday of the month. For further information or to make a reservation,

please telephone 038 259 790 to book a table. Also don’t forget another great service from Manhattans, complimentary transportation in their luxury vehicles in the Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua area.


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Vol. 9 No. 09  16 - 31 January 2010 from loneliness or isolation than their parent’s generation. The survey of more than 2,000 adults which was carried out online by YouGov and published by the Samaritans found that loneliness was a major worry for 21 per cent of people aged 18-24 compared with only 8 per cent of those aged 55 and over. Sarah Brennan, the Chief Executive of the charity Young MINDS said “The young people we work with tell us that talking to hundreds of people on social network is not like having real relationships”

British industry is back in favour BRITISH companies are ditching foreign factories in favour of making goods in this country. One in seven firms reportedly moved operations back to Britain in the last two years after finding that overseas suppliers produced poor quality goods and often delivered late. Cheap labour in Eastern Europe and Asia has led many companies to shift manufacturing overseas in the past few decades. The Engineering Employers Federation and accountants BDO Stoy Hayward reported the finding. The EEF said “In the UK it’s about quality, it’s about customer service and it’s about delivery times” Fears for food SERIOUS food shortages are on the way unless Britain produces more and consumers throw away less, ministers are expected to warn, and we shall have to accept genetically-modified food. Rising populations, global warming and falling fish stocks will put food supply under severe pressure during the next two decades, the government-backed Food 2030 report is expected to say, it is also expected to call for Britons to adopt healthier diets. Two thirds of Britons are overweight and only one in 20 gets enough exercise, a report reveals. A shocking 68 per cent of

men and 57 per cent of women are too heavy or obese. And many do No exercise at all walking no further than to the car. NHS (National Health Service) researchers quizzed more than 16,000 families. They say adults should keep active for at least 30 minutes on five days a week. The study found that men were more likely to turn into couch potatoes at weekends, doing no physical activity at all. Smoking ages SMOKING, sunburn and being fat are key factors in making people look prematurely old, a new study found. Scientist examined 60 pairs of twins. They found skin damage was worse among people who had suffered sunburn, smoked or were overweight. However, drinking alcohol appeared to Protect against the sun. Up to 40 per cent of ageing effects are due to non-genetic factors, said experts in Ohio, U.S. A lonely generation MILLIONS of young people in Britain are unhappy, lonely or having problems with relationship, despite having “friends” on social networking sites, a poll suggests. While money problems or mounting debts are the main concern for people of all ages, teenagers and young adults are more likely to report suffering

One theft a minute SHOPLIFTING rose by a third last year, leaving businesses with a £1.1 billion bill. The British Retail Consortium said there were 498,405 thefts almost every minute, and 22,000 staff who suffered abuse from customers. It is thought that because many crimes are not reported the true figure could be higher. Retailers have asked the police to do more to protect them. Watching Television SPENDING less time in front of the TV can help people lose weight, new research suggests. A study found people whose viewing time was halved by an electronic lock-out device burned 244 calories more than they consumed each day. Another group whose TV time was not limited took in 57 calories more than they burned off. Dr. Jennifer Otten of the University of Vermont, US who led the experiment said “consuming just 100 fewer calories a day could prevent the weight gain observed in most of the population”. Mobile phones protect against Alzheimer’s disease? Chatting on a mobile phone could help reduce the risk of suffering Alzheimer’s disease, or even cure it, a study claims. Researchers believe electromagnetic waves released by the phones could dissolve the build up of plaques in the brain that trigger the disease. Although the discovery has only been found in mice, experts hope it could open up new ways of treating humans.

An Award Winning Way to Start the New Year

Seventy One Disabled students from Father Ray Foundation Vocational School in Pattaya, Thailand, spent their first Christmas as qualified young people. These physically handicapped members of the Father Ray Family represent nearly one third of the student body who received their Graduation Certificates recently from Father Larry Patin, President of the Father Ray Foundation, in a moving ceremony which included guests from all over the world. Father Ray Foundation Vocational School is renowned in Thailand for offering disabled young people a most innovative and accomplished curriculum taught by exceptionally well educated teachers from many different countries. Such is the high regard in which the school is held that Graduates are snapped up to work in local businesses despite their handicaps. Currently there are

many ex Father Ray students working in businesses in and around Pattaya, including in the Banglamung Hospital, three of the most widely distributed newspaper offices, a television station and in the top class hotels including the Woodland’s Hotel and Resort, Pattaya. Father Ray Disabled Students study full time for 2 years in courses including Electronics Shop Owner’s Course, Computer and Business Management English Programme, Information System Development, People with Disability Empowerment,

Mould & Die Drawing Technology, Elementary Education, Informal Education and the Multi Media for Public Communication Course. Indeed, recently graduated students of the Media course last month won the prestigious Ministry of Development and Human Security Award, presented in Bangkok by Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. The Film Unit of the Media Department produced the award winning TV programme “Khieng Ba-Khieng Lai” considered by many to be the

most inspirational presentation for and by the disabled of Thailand. Vocational School Disabled Students are not only famed for their academic prowess, no fewer than 41 gold, 48 silver and 24 bronze medals were brought back to the Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya, this autumn, won by members of the Thailand Paralympics Team at the National Games held in Trang Province, in Southern Thailand. Father Ray Foundation cares

for 850 abused, abandoned and isolated children and disabled young adults in a wide range of projects. Father Ray Children’s Village, Fr Ray etc etc etc. This Internationally recognized and supported charity was established more than 30 years ago. With a vision statement: ‘We never turn away a needy child’ FRF is in constant need to feed, clothe, accommodate and educate those under its care and to extend services to help more. Please donate now at www.fr-ray.org/donate or be in touch by telephone:

66-38-716628 email: info@ fr-ray.org or visit 440 Moo 9 Sukhumvit – Pattaya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260. A new Father Ray Foundation Vocational School has just been opened in Nong Khai which will serve an area of Northern Thailand where there are virtually no vocational facilities available to disabled students, plus as the school grows, it is our intention to extend places to young people from nearby Cambodia and Laos.


Private Posts

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

Dear Kris & Noi, I have to admit that, living in Pattaya and frequenting the bar and naughty boy scene regularly, I have often joined in with other expats in bar conversations about all the faults of the Thais we meet in the Pattaya bar and nightlife scene. You know the stuff: girls ripping us off, overcharging, double-pricing, lazy and incompetent workers, con-artists, thieves—we brand all Thais as the same. But recently a long time resident, who has travelled around Thailand a lot, asked me if I ever wondered what Thais would think of all expats, if based only on the ones they see in Pattaya.

I took a good look at the expats and their behaviour then, including mine. I then realised that, in amongst the decent expats there are an awful lot of drunken, abusive, racist morons! I have learned my lesson, and now judge all Thais, and indeed expats too, on each individual person, and don’t bunch them all as either good or bad. I hope that the Thais do the same for all the expats they meet in their city! Convert There’s no doubt that Pattaya, by the nature of its reputation over the years, attracts plenty of visitors who wouldn’t we welcomed at the vicar’s garden party, and naturally some equally charmless locals flock here to wring as much money from them as possible, by fair means or foul. Those expats who spend all their time hanging around the bar and bird scene have dealings with many of the dodgy

Thais, and so stereotype all Thais as being like them. And when the good citizens of Pattaya see the behaviour of many of the western Neanderthals that descend on their city, treating Thais as inferior and trying to buy sex from any girl they see, some will brand all westerners as being uncouth slobs. But most Thais are pretty tolerant towards foreigners and, like you (now you have seen the light!), are prepared to judge each person individually. Dear Kris & Noi, Expats are always complaining about the girls charging too much for sex. Well, have you seen the state of some of the wrecks who are complaining? Perhaps they should look in a mirror before complaining about giving a few baht to a lovely girl less than half their age. They may kid themselves that they turn into George Clooney when

they are in Pattaya, but the mirror tells the truth! And I’m not Johnny Depp Good letter, and accurate to boot! They should feel lucky that the girls don’t charge on weight of body, excess stomach size, and age. Dear Kris & Noi, I think it’s a pathetic sight when I see expats trying to show off with their speaking Thai. I don’t live here, but have spent many long vacations in and around Pattaya, and speaking English has always been fine for me. Friends who have lived here for a long time and learned a little, tell me that when farangs speak Thai, the Thais won’t speak near them, even in restaurants or buses, as they don’t want them to know that they are making nasty comments a bout them. Bargirls definitely don’t like it, as they are always saying

bad things about customers and making fun of them, while smiling their false grins. And once you leave Thailand it’s useless, so why bother, except to show off, or to pretend that you have blended in with the country? Penine Many westerners manage to live in Thailand with little or no knowledge of the language whatsoever; this is possible in areas where expats are in strength and many locals speak English, but more difficult upcountry. However, this means that they live in a world where everything going on around them, apart from where they are directly concerned, is a total mystery. Other expats like to learn Thai, at least enough to read signs and hold everyday basic conversations with locals (useful for expats in rural areas), and there are a few who make the effort to learn it so well that they can hold their own in any conversation with Thais and understand Thai newspapers. Whether to learn or not is a personal choice, but to

use the excuse that you’ll hear Thais saying nasty things is extremely lame, and a cover up for either arrogance or ignorance, take your pick.Your friends must be a tad paranoid—or full of self-importance— to think that locals are always talking about them when sitting on a bus or eating at the next table; as long as they don’t behave like tossers they will probably be ignored. Yes of course bargirls may say naughty things about punters under their breath, but the comments are only about slobs and drunks, the types who are usually bad-mouthing the girls anyway; most girls enjoy being able to chat with a punter in a mix of Thai and English. Thais are generally appreciative of expats who make the effort to learn their language, and it helps the expat to make friends away from the expat circle, and to understand what is going on around him. If you and your friends wish to remain ignorant, that’s fine, but don’t criticise people who make an effort to improve their knowledge.


For The Uninitiated

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by Alan S. Brown

I recently received an email from a reader in the USA requesting that I explain some of the terms and phrases used in some of my articles. It seems that this gentleman plans to retire to our fair city although he has never actually been here in the physical sense. Apparently, despite all the negative publicity that the Land of Smiles has garnered in recent years about political unrest, airport closings, disrupted ASEAN meetings and other pesky crises, it still deservedly has an allure for a large group of people the world over; especially males of a certain age. Straight, gay or in between, Thailand and, especially, Pattaya, is a fantasy come true. However, the reader has requested that I explain some of the more esoteric phrases and expressions that are sometimes used in the literary masterpieces that appear in this and other publications (and in my articles as well). So, this is for the ‘newbie.’ Please laminate and frame this and keep it with you at all times. • T.I.T. (This is Thailand):

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You’ll see this phrase a lot. It’s used to explain the unexplainable. When there’s no rational way to explain something that occurs here in the Land of Smiles, you just scratch your head and say, “T.I.T.’ This is an explanation in itself. For example, in a stroke of insanity or brilliance (you decide), the seven kilometer Tappaya Road widening project was given to seven different contractors who will be heavily fined if their segments of the project aren’t completed by the end of 2009. As I write this, I can assure you that the work is not nearly finished. I guess the city will be collecting a lot of fines. In another stroke of genius, although the work has been going on for around five years, the authorities have not acquired all the land necessary for the project. Let’s see. If I owned one of the parcels needed to get the job done, I think I might hold out for big baht before I let my piece of land go. (T.I.T.) • Farang: Basically, if you are a foreigner, you are a farang. Technically, a farang is a foreigner from a western country. However, many Thais refer to all non

Asian visitors as farangs. • Woman of the Second Category (aka katoey, ladyboy): Thailand and Pattaya, in particular, are famous for transsexuals and transvestites. These ‘ladies’ can be seen all over town. In

hapless punter with their equipment when they get down to business. Sometimes, the only way to determine if that beautiful, alluring, sexy female is really a female is to check for that prominent bulge (in her neck as in Adam’s

many cases, they’re stunningly beautiful and you’d never known they were born with x and y chromosomes. Although many ladyboys can be found in the various go-go bars and cabaret shows in our town, a large number work in more mundane fields. You’ll find them at the local mall, travel agencies and banks, for example. A segment of the katoey population sells their wares along Beach Road, often surprising the

Apple—you thought I was going to refer to another piece of anatomy, didn’t you?) • Boyz Town: This is not Father Flanagan’s Boys Town. Pattaya is something of a gay Mecca and has several entertainment districts catering to the gay traveler and expat. Boyz Town is probably the most famous one. • Baht Bus or Songteaw: This is Pattaya’s version of public transportation. Baht

buses are modified pickup trucks with benches in the back (Songtaew means two rows.) that ply Pattaya’s main roads. On major thorough fares, you won’t have to wait more than a minute or so to catch one. There are no set stops. You just signal and the driver will come to a halt, sometimes causing a line of vehicles to come to a screeching stop. You ring a bell when you’ve come to your destination. The fare is extremely cheap. You can also flag them down to take you to other destinations that are off the prescribed route. You have to negotiate the fare. The downside is that these things do not have any kind of shock absorbers. With Pattaya’s rutted, gutted and potholed roads, you may want to ring the bell when you spot a chiropractic office. In addition, some of the baht bus drivers are famously erratic; drive as if they’re on yaba (see below) and often try to gouge unsuspecting tourists. Best bet is to have exact change (generally ten baht) and hand it to the driver when you’ve arrived at your destination. If you ask how much for the

fare, be prepared to get ripped off. • Yaba: This literally means “crazy medicine” and refers to illicit drugs, usually amphetamines. These are quite illegal and can result in serious consequences for the user or seller. • Up to you: This phrase is used by Thais to connote that the choice is yours (e.g. where to eat, what movie to see, how much you should pay the young lady or gentleman for “personal services,” etc.). However, this is a deceivingly complicated process and, as it turns out, it’s really not up to you. They just want you to think it is. • Thinglish: English proficiency is elusive to many Thais. Some farangs valiantly attempt to master the Thai language to various degrees of success. Many Thais and farangs manage to communicate using a combination of Pidgin English and Thai When a Thai says, “My friend you,” he means your friend. • Same same but different: Although you’ll find many similarities to your home country (modern shopping malls, McDonald’s and other familiar western icons), living in Thailand is a unique experience. Many of us who have made the move have few regrets. Mostly, the hassles are far outweighed by the joys of living here.

Do We Really Need Chickosaurs?

According to a recent news item, a Canadian paleontologist is planning to genetically re-engineer chicken embryos to give them the characteristics of dinosaurs. He doesn’t plan to let the embryos grow into dinosaurs; he just wants to prove that dinosaurs are

the ancestors of birds, even though that’s already been pretty well established. This guy is naïve. History shows that if human beings can do something stupid, they’ll do it. He may not intend to produce dinosaurs from chicken embryos, but once the technology is available, other people will. And that would be stupid, as anyone who has seen any of the “Jurassic Park” movies will testify. With all the other problems we’ve got—global warming, environmental degradation, wars, terrorism, overpopulation, an economic meltdown, occasional pandemics— the last thing we need is dinosaurs running around the planet gobbling up everybody in sight. Not so fast, critics will say. Many dinosaur species were vegetarian. Benign vegetarian dinosaurs might be just the thing we need to brighten our dull lives and set a sublime moral example for us all. If you encountered a large vegetarian dinosaur on your way to work, you could offer him an eggplant, thus contributing significantly to

improved interspecies amity. Scene: Famed Pattaya vegetarian Eric Bahrt is walking along Pattaya 2 Road when he encounters a large dinosaur. Eric (proffering an eggplant): Dude! Have an eggplant. We vegetarians have to stick together. Dinosaur: Why, thank you very much, Eric. But you’re talking to the wrong species. I happen to be a carnivore. (Eats Eric, together with his eggplant.) Vegetarian dinosaurs would set a salutary moral example for us to emulate. “We are prehistoric animals, and we don’t eat our fellow creatures,” they would say primly. “You are highly evolved hominids, and you do. What’s your excuse for such primitive behavior?” Shamed by this rebuke, we would all renounce the eating of animal flesh and take to a diet consisting solely of eggplants. All animal species would applaud. The eggplants wouldn’t like it, though, and we might have to brace ourselves for fierce protests by the indignant activists of the United Eggplant Front.

But there’s a downside to dinosaurs even if they’re vegetarians. If there were enough of them, they might eat up what’s left of the Amazon rain forest. This would deprive the planet of a major source of oxygen and condemn all life to slow extinction. Besides that, herds of dinosaurs stomping around our cities would tear up the streets, knock over buildings, and squash large numbers of cars and pedestrians. See the Godzilla movies for graphic illustrations. This would definitely have a chilling effect on the prospects of improving interspecies amity. The tourist trade would also suffer. Presumably, dinosaurs bred from chicken embryos would be called chickosaurs. Assuming that they had the characteristics of chickens, there would be a problem that I bet the Canadian paleontologist hasn’t thought of. I don’t know if you’ve ever smelled chicken poo, but I can assure you it is not inspiring. Thousands of giant chickosaurs depositing large amounts of chickosaur poo all over our cities would

definitely make the sidewalks more slippery. And the effect on the tourist trade would be devastating. The paleontologist probably also hasn’t given much thought to the consequences of breeding male chickosaurs. These creatures, known as roostosaurs (mischievously called cockosaurs by rascals inclined toward ribaldry), would feel compelled by genetic factors to crow loudly and repeatedly at sunrise every morning. Slumbering urbanites would not take kindly to being awakened every morning by thousands of giant roostosaurs crowing “Cocka-doodle-doo!” as they lubricated the sidewalks with their fragrant morning poo. (In Thailand, they crow “Eg-i-eg-eg!,” which is hardly an improvement, especially considering the morning poo factor.) No, breeding dinosaurs from chicken embryos is a very bad idea. Still, there would be advantages that deserve some thought. We don’t know what dinosaur meat tasted like. But, for carnivores like myself (sorry about this,

Eric), chickosaurs would enable us to find out. They might prove very tasty. Indeed, chickosaur meat might solve the problem of world hunger. One chickengenerated brontosaurus could feed an entire neighborhood. Properly marketed by McDonald’s, the Big Bronto would replace the Big Mac as the burger of choice for discriminating burger-biters. When famine strikes places like Darfur, the international community could fly a few brontoburgers out in Hercules-130 cargo planes and parachute them out onto the desert below to feed the starving masses. Despite these benefits, the thought of all that chicken poo remains the decisive factor, and we should give that Canadian paleontologist a definite “thumbs down” on his current project. Maybe somebody should suggest that he turn his attention to the possibility of resurrecting the woolly mammoths. S. Tsow can be flamed at s.tsow@ymail.com, except when he’s wondering what woolly mammoth poo would do to our sidewalks.


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Defence International Security Services – Deterrence and Protection of the Highest Order Thailand will indeed welcome the admirable protection and deterrence provided by Defence International Security Services to augment the work of Royal Thai Police and bring a sense of security to residents previously not available. Defence Security Services, the UK headquarters, is a worldclass organisation trained to the highest international standards to provide security at public venues such as Wembley Stadium, Elton John’s Fund Raiser, the London Marathon and Canary Wharf, and to such notables as the Royal Family of Dubai, as well as working with some of the largest security firms in the UK. Their brief is to provide individual, group and commercial protection, bomb and drug search and detection, as well as defence against firearms. Defence International Security Services is the Thai branch of the organisation headed by Joe Cox, a professional of 20 years standing, earned primarily in the Royal Military Police, and later the Transport Police on London’s Underground, as well as through running Defence Security Services in the UK since its foundation in 1996. Joe brings with him the professionalism and extensive experience gained through working in the UK with the police, and security services as well as highly trained personnel that can be utterly relied on, being accredited by BIPDT (British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers), and NASDU (National

Association of Security Dog Users), as well as complying with UK’s Private Security Industry Act; accordingly, clients can be assured of the best possible security in the business. At the core of the security services offered by both Defence Security Services and Defence International Security Services is their dogs, the missing factor in Thailand and one which Joe is determined to remedy, currently bringing the badly needed expertise to provide training and dogs to the Royal Thai Police to complement the other aspects of police work. All of Defence International Security Services dogs undergo a comprehensive 14-week training programme that assures that they are fit to cope with any eventuality. Their trainers and handlers, likewise, have extensive experience drawn from backgrounds in the British Police Force, Prison Service and HM Armed Services. The Thai side of the equation, staffed by Thai nationals, overseen by Joe, are likewise trained to UK standards, the main interpreter having been

sent over to the UK to be trained first hand by Defence Security Services so she would be fully conversant with all the training methods and techniques used by the organisation. Never before has the necessity of security been so paramount, with constant threats from terrorists and the rising crime rate worldwide brought about by the economic downturn. Nowhere is this truer than in Thailand where brazen attacks by criminals on private individuals, tourists, companies and housing estates are on the constant increase. However, now Defence International Security Services can step into the breach, providing uniformed security personnel and stalwart Alsatians as the most effective deterrent against criminals and even aberrant Thai security guards working in tandem with the criminals. The implementation of regular Defence Security Services dog patrols has paid dividends in the UK, where they work closely with the local police and local Neighbourhood Watch, not only in up-market residential areas like London’s Chelsea, but also in the previously ‘nogo areas’ of housing estates in Brixton, Camberwell and Kennington, where the dog patrols have provided a “huge deterrent against crime”, according to numerous satisfied customers. These dog patrols are providing reassurance, individual help

and the peace of mind that only the high-profile dog teams can give, building up close personal relationships with the community, even to the degree of knowing every householder by name. This also extends to the dogs themselves who get to know the residents well and will provide personal protection, even to the extent of escorting them from their cars to their doors. In addition, regular logs are kept of all incidents so that any pattern of crime can be instantly identified and scotched. In Thailand, Defence International Security Services is working closely with the Royal Thai Police military and Utapao Airport, as well as providing security for the US Armed Services in their Cobra Gold exercises. The company also provides security for offices, commercial interests and residential clients. The dogs used by Defence International Security Services are rigorously selected, only one in ten making the grade. Although they can perform multiple roles, Alsatians and Belgian Malowars mainly concentrate on security duties, whereas Labradors and Springer spaniels detect drugs and explosives, often more efficiently than electronic scanners, especially with their sense of smell being a thousand times stronger than humans and acute hearing. The ongoing dog training assures controlled biting and control of suspects, as well

as a relative indifference to firearms. Each dog is assigned to a personal handler for life, forming an unbreakable bond of loyalty and trust. The dog’s natural hunting instincts and aggression is channelled into security, protection and deterrence. The dog’s sense of sociability and play are also used, along with positive disciple and encouragement to hone the natural canine

skills to the nth degree and provide an indispensible security asset that has no parallel. Prospective clients can contact Joe Cox at: Defence International Security Services, Saraan House, 49/13-15, Moo 13, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya. Tel:038416-866/085-435 6111, Email:joe.cox@def-sec.com, Website: www.def-sec.com


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A Little Of What You Fancy May Prolong Your Life The bar girls have a term for it, they call it “sexercise”; trust the Thais to come up with an interesting bit of word play. It seems the British NHS has also cottoned on to this novel term, but for them it’s sex as an athletic exercise which produces amazingly beneficial results, like staving off heart attacks, heart disease and even encouraging longevity, according to an article published on the NHS Direct website. So this can be everyone’s good New Year’s resolution, don’t go jogging or down the gym, stay in bed with your loved one and enjoy! Now there’s essentially no excuse to have a beer belly, a romp between the sheets can apparently burn off 300 calories an hour, which possibly explains why the chrome pole gyrators are invariably slim! It also provides ample ammunition for when the wife complains of headaches, but you’d better get this article translated into Thai for maximum impact, always assuming you have a Thai partner, of course. However, this is no pursuit for the WBTYM

(Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am) brigade because the best results demand mutual orgasms, as well as the expenditure of a little energy and imagination. Apparently, during orgasm endorphins are released which stimulate the cells of the immune system, reducing vulnerability to both cancer and wrinkles, including preventing the deepening of frown lines. These claims were disputed by several sexual health experts, however, saying that such assertions have no medical foundation; a rebuttal staunchly contradicted by NHS Direct, which maintained their health benefits of sex claims were “backed by science and clinical evidence”. Apart from the benefits already mentioned, sex can also keep you sane, apparently, contributing

to mental wellbeing. Not only that but by using every muscle group in the body and making the heart and lungs exert themselves, it gives you a ‘shiny coat’, or at the very least “will make your hair shine and your skin smooth, giving you a better body and a younger look” by getting those old endorphins flowing. Feeling pain? Forget it and float off into an idyllic headspace as those orgasms release painkillers and muscle relaxants into the bloodstream, as well as helping keep mild illnesses like colds and aches and pains away. Finally, increased female oestrogen and male testosterone hormonal output “will keep your bones and muscles healthy”, leaving you, as the original article puts it “feeling fabulous inside and out”. So forget those expensive spa treatments, multi-vitamins and gym workouts, just get down to it naturally, and the best thing of all is that it’s something ultrapleasurable that won’t make you put on weight, unless you’re female and get pregnant, or break the

bank, as long as you’ve got a compliant partner, that is. It should also mean Pattaya will possess among the healthiest people on earth! Incidentally, don’t start getting freaked out if that mad passion that exists in the first period of a new relationship doesn’t last. It’s apparently only meant to remain from between the first and second year of love. That lovesickness has been found to be caused by a hormone called neutrophin. Testosterone was also found to rise in lovestruck women, but to diminish in men when they are in love. These hormonal upsurges are gradually replaced by the so-called “cuddle hormone” – oxytocin. But don’t go madly looking for artificial replacements, it’s nature’s way of telling us to chill and become more tender. If you are tempted to compare relative sexual pleasure between men and women, beware of making the same mistake as Greek myth character Tiresias, who experienced life as both a man and a woman. When asked to resolve the comparison issue by the gods Zeus and

Hera, Tiresias replied that women have nine times more enjoyment than males, for which he was struck blind by Hera, who apparently didn’t agree! In the part of the article dealing with the benefits of lovemaking, the point was made that for the full benefits to be achieved orgasm must occur. Now, this can apparently be a problem for some women who complain they never reach orgasm. This is not uncommon; according to a 1999 survey in the Journal of the American Medical Association approximately 43% US women have some sort of problem with their sex lives. Recent research has discovered that it’s all down to genes. Variability in the female orgasm may have evolved to help women find the best male to mate with. Another theory is that the

orgasm promotes fertility and that women are slightly more likely to climax during periods of fertility and sperm uptake is also increased during orgasm. Failing finding the right partner, try using an ‘orgasmatron’ i.e. an implant inserted into the spinal cord, which stimulates the user when triggered by a remote control. Just in case you males aren’t quite sure what to look for in a female reaching orgasm Kinsey describes it as ‘an explosive discharge of neuromuscular tension’. If this isn’t enough and you want to be certain you’re not being treated to a fake orgasmic display, there’s a very interesting video of an orgasmic lady on a bike at: http://video.google.com/vide oplay?docid=921513177946 1901182#docid=141005888 1664269908

Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Most people only find out that they have coronary artery heart disease when they have an annual check-up. Usually they feel no symptoms or prior warning because the symptoms and signs of coronary artery heart disease are often only noted in the advanced stage of the disease or with a sudden failure of the heart muscle (heart attack). Please consider yourself as being lucky if you get early detection. Heart failure is the end result of the accumulation of artheromatous plaque within the wall of the arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the myocardium (the muscle of the heart). The accumulation slowly increases with time until the artery is partially or completely blocked. In both cases, the doctor will administer medication as the first line of treatment. If the problem persists or gets worse, then

balloon angioplasty will be recommended. If medication or balloon angioplasty is not possible, then the doctor will recommend bypass surgery. Before an angioplasty, E c h o c a r d i o g r a p h y, coronary angiography and left ventriculography are usually used to examine the characteristics and the state of the coronary artery in detail. From the data obtained, the doctor will know the degree and the location of the blockage, the condition of the heart muscle, the contraction strength and any degree of failure of the heart muscle. Balloon angioplasty is performed at the blockage area to allow the blood flow to the heart muscle again. The doctor will insert a long, narrow tube with a deflated balloon attached to one end into a small opening in the blood vessel until the deflated balloon is inside the blockage. The balloon is

then inflated. It compresses the atheromatous plaque and stretches and expands the artery wall. The blood flow is renewed and the balloon is deflated and removed. Currently, it is generally practice that an expandable wire mesh tube (called a stent) was with the balloon. After the balloon is removed, the stent is implanted and left

behind. The stent provides a mechanical framework that holds the artery wall open, preventing stenosis, or narrowing, of coronary arteries. This can keep the heart patients healthy for long periods of time. A surgical procedure performed to relieve angina and reduce the risk of death from coronary artery heart disease is called coronary artery bypass surgery. It uses the same principle as making a new road to avoid

congested traffic. Arteries or veins from elsewhere in the patient’s body are grafted on to the coronary arteries to bypass the atherosclerotic blockages and improve the blood supply to the coronary circulation supplying the myocardium (heart muscle). Bypass surgery can be done at more than one location on the same vessel.

There is more than one method which can be used for coronary artery bypass surgery. Some of them are: -Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: This surgery is done without the use of the cardiopulmonary (heartlung) machine. The method uses equipment to stop the coronary artery while other sections of the heart are functioning normally. This reduces the amount of blood needed, the operation time, the time for the patient to be

under anesthetics, and the recovery time in the hospital. This method is also good for the older age group and those who are at high risk or have many complications. - All Arterial Conduits: This is surgery which uses only the arteries, not the veins. The doctor harvests the graft from the internal thoracic arteries to connect with the vessel in the front side of the heart. The method gives very good result and the patients stay healthy for a very long period of time. An artery is more durable and there is less chance of the reformation of the artheromatous plaques than when using a vein. Doctor will use the graft from veins in the legs only when he can not find a graft from the arteries in other places. -Small Incision surgery: This is also called Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Bypass (MIDCAB) surgery.

It is a technique performing bypass surgery through a 5-10 cm incision. The patient will have no long scar in the leg as in the old method. There is less pain in the incision area and in the upper thoracic area. It creates less damage to the nerves and tissue. It does not use the graft from veins in the leg, so the patient has a shorter recovery time and can move around faster and better than the old method. No matter how good and well-developed is the present treatment for heart disease, prevention is still the best way to reduce the loss of both your money and time. Do not forget to take good care of your health through proper exercise, eat a proper diet, stop risk behaviors such as smoking, and have a checkup at least once a year. For more information, please contact : Heart Center or call the hospital’s Contact Center 1719


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Vol. 9 No. 09  16 - 31 January 2010

Get ready to Laugh your socks off!

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How many times do you hear the complaint that there is nothing to do in Pattaya except prop a bar up and drink beer all day. Well get ready for a treat, because the famous Punchline Comedy Club, long established

in Bangkok, is about to hit Pattaya on the first, of what we hope will be many, special comedy nights. So get ready to dry those eyes as your ache with laughter. The Punchline Comedy Club from the UK was founded by John Moorhead in1994. It was an immediate success, attracting enthusiastic audiences to entertainment by renowned comedians from the UK, USA, Australia and Canada. John’s personal relationships with simply the best comedians in the entertainment business, allows him to select comedians which ensure every show meets all demands. All the comedians are recognized and highly respected for their TV, theatre and live appearances. They are leading performers of all nationalities who have had extensive experience on stage and on television, some with their own TV shows! An example of quality performers is the cast of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The Punchline Comedy Club was the first in Asia and is simply the best in Asia! The Punchline comedy show is a two hour extravaganza featuring three different comedians with an interval half way through for people to fill up on the laughter juice (beer) provided at the venue, and makes for a great night out with friends and colleagues, leaving visitors to this event with a fond memory of their experience into the international city of Pattaya. So who can you expect to see on the first Pattaya Punchline spectacular? Stewart Francis An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. As a stand-up, Stewart has performed worldwide including North America, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, South Africa, and the Middle East. His comedy festivals include Montreal’s Just for Laughs, Aspen Comedy Arts

Pete Johansson

John Maloney

Festival, Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, Kilkenny Comedy Festival, Belfast Comedy Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Smirnoff Comedy Festival in South Africa and many more. Stewart has made numerous television appearances. In the US, he’s appeared multiple times on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson; he hosted the Canadian game show You Bet Your Ass, and in Britain his TV appearances include The Comedy Store, BBC’s Mock the Week, ITV’s For One Night Only and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats. Pete Johansson Awsomely funny! Irreverant, brilliant, and smooth like fine jazz. Catching Johansson perform is a trip, you can’t guess where he is going, but you die with laughter when he gets there. Pete loves performing, and his natural talent has brought him many successes in his career, his down home simplicity, bent perception and brainy insights lends him a unique point of view that engages your attention, tweaks your curiosity, and satisfies your need to laugh your head off. A former resident of Vancouver, and Montreal, Pete made his first forays into Hollywood after a wildly successful debut at the Montreal ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, where appearing in one of the smaller shows he signed a deal with Warner Brothers television, soon after Pete made his network debut on NBC’s Friday night and followed that with the lead in the independent film mixed

Stewart Francis

signals with Jason London and Brook Langdon. Keeping on the road Pete performed across the country for the improvisation comedy clubs in his spare time. The following year he made his first foray into comedy in England and Ireland performing at London’s comedy store and various jongleurs clubs. Returning from the road Pete started working with HBO independent productions in a new development deal and landed a spot at the USA comedy arts festival in Aspen Co, as one of the new faces. John Moloney John Moloney has been a professional comedian for over twenty years, and has delighted audiences across

the globe with his brilliantly crafted, intelligent and original stand-up routines. He is a highly soughtafter comic, and in the last few years has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Dubai, Amsterdam, and China. Following the success of a previous trip to the ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival in

Montreal, John enjoyed a triumphant return in 2002 (and was booked again for the festival in 2007), where The Gazette said of him: “ Seriously smokin’ jokes . . . one of the funniest from this year’s comedy festival” So a taste of what you can expect, but when and where I hear you ask? Well the event will take place on Thursday February 11th at the Henry J

Beans – Amari Orchid Hotel Beach Road. Tickets are available from the hotel and from Mix 88.5 studios, also, if any remain unsold you can get them on the night at the venue. Further details of the event can be found on the back page of this issue of Pattaya Today. See you there and get ready to laugh those socks off!


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Thailand Earns Strong UN-US Criticism Over Treatment Of Hmong The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees wants answers from Thailand concerning the apparent forced repatriation of the 4,508 ethnic Hmong from their detention camps in Huay Nam Khao to Laos, where they previously suffered murders and rapes perpetrated by Lao soldiers, hardship and malnutrition. Vientiane Times reported the Hmong were “misled into believing they could travel from Thailand to the United States.” The US government also denounced the repatriations, saying “We deeply regret this serious violation of international humanitarian principles.” Brit Supermodel, Kate Moss, Returns To Delayed Holiday In Thailand Kate Moss has returned for New Year to her favourite holiday destination near Koh Samui, where she has been wont to party with her serial boyfriends, the first being Pete Doherty. Currently, she is with her latest flame, rock guitarist with The Kills, Jamie Hince. She was delayed for two days, however, when Hince refused to let her travel, due to her being seriously hungover, which cost her an extra £25,000/Bt1,325,000 for another four flights! North Korean Refugees Flee To Thailand’s Warm Embrace An increasing number of North Korean refugees are coming to Northern Thailand, escaping domestic poverty and political oppression. Police spokesman Sutham Chatarsa maintained they come here because they won’t be repatriated to face probable execution. “We don’t have a policy of sending them back to North Korea,” he said. “We want to take care of them until they are accepted into a third country. “ This is in marked contrast to immigrant Lao, Burmese or Cambodians. Golden Triangle Drug Dealers Seized With Drugs Worth Bt500 Million In Bangkok Police arrested two Chiang Mai drug dealers in Bangkhen, Bangkok, and seized 1.8 million methamphetamine pills and other illegal drugs. The men are allegedly members of the network of Golden Triangle drug lord Wei Sia Kang. “In 2010, the drug problem will tend to increase because the Burmese government has put pressure on an ethnic group, which is a drug producer. The group will produce more drugs and sell them to buy weapons,” Deputy PM Suthep Tueksuban maintained. PM Rejects Prediction Of Increased Violence And Coup In The Year Of The Tiger Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva rejected a fortune-teller’s prediction that Thailand would experience severe violence in the Year of the Tiger, 2010, resulting in a coup. The fortuneteller also forecast that after a coup Thailand would have a new prime minister whose name begins with the Thai letter “Awe”. The PM asserted on the contrary that the government would continue its attempts to achieve economic recovery and national reconciliation and make sure politics don’t prevent much needed development. General Anupong Paochinda Urges Rival Groups To Fight Within The Political System. Army chief, General Anupong Paochinda, has declared his intention to act as a stabilising force in the impending new year’s rivalry between the Yellow Shirts, continuing to crusade against the perceived evils of Thaksin, and the pro-Thaksin Red Shirts’ anti-government stance as they campaign to re-instate the fugitive ex-premier. Anupong announced he will neither tolerate politically-motivated violence, nor allow the situation to deteriorate into bloodshed in the streets; instead he is urging them to fight within the political system.

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New Year’s Carnage On The Roads Continues Unabated, Though Slightly Less Than In 2009 According to the Road Accident Monitoring Centre, 347 people were killed and 3,827 injured in 3,534 road accidents across Thailand over the New Year’s ‘seven high-risk travel days’. This compared to 3,824 accidents, 4,107 injuries and 367 fatalities in the same period, 2009. Most accidents occurred at night, involving motorcycles. The causes were largely drunk driving and speeding, despite the government’s stringent campaign to end drunk driving by instantly imprisoning offenders. Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima recorded the highest fatality rates. Foreign Sex-Workers Increasingly Being Targeted By Foreign Extortion Gangs in Bangkok Free-lance foreign sex-workers, largely from Russia and Uzbekistan, working the hotels, discos and sois at the lower reaches of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road, without the protection of pimps or boyfriends, are increasingly becoming the targets of unscrupulous criminal gangs; mostly from Iran, Syria, Pakistan and Africa. These gangs, often working with the collaboration of Thais, apparently check out the girls to ensure they have no protection and then demand monthly sums in excess of Bt20,000, threatening dire consequences if they refuse. Deputy PM Foresees Red-Shirt Induced Chaos In First Months Of 2010 Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, on evidence from informed sources, predicted Red-Shirt protesters, at Thaksin’s behest, would become involved in “street politics” in late January or early February, aimed at overthrowing the government and plunging Thailand into “complete chaos” as a result. Suthep maintained pressure would be applied from both inside and outside Parliament, as well as domestically and from abroad. However, Suthep is confident any impending chaos can be managed, by invoking the Internal Security Act if necessary. Ratchaburi Ammonia Gas Leak Panics Locals And Hospitalises Two The recent leakage of ammonia gas in the middle of the night at the Siam Free Swift Canned Fruit Factory in, Ratchaburi, spread intense panic among local residents nearby, forcing them to flee their homes clad only in night clothes and also resulted in two seven-year-old girls being rushed to the Jed Samien Hospital, suffering from respiratory problems; they were later discharged. Meanwhile, fire engines doused the factory with water in an attempt to dissipate the gas. Thailand Hospitality Industry Pulls Out All The Stops For 2010 Thailand is offering holidaymakers among the best value deals worldwide for 2010, according to UK tour operator Travelmood. Customers who book as early as February stand to get the best hotel and airline bargains, with, for example, free room upgrades, nights, meals and spa treatments, flowers and fruit platters on arrival, free use of fitness rooms and tennis courts, and 10% discounts on food. Savings apply for the whole of the period from April – October 2010. Go Or No Go For The Online National Lottery – This Is The Question The government is currently agonising on whether to allow the National Lottery to go online, concerned with social issues and other drawbacks, as well as probably having to pay compensation to project organisers Loxley GTECH Technology. PM Abhisit declared his opposition to an online lottery, describing it as a vice, having a negative social impact, especially on youth. The National Lottery is the only officially sanctioned gambling in Thailand, but has been plagued by ticket vendors abusing the system. Six Injured In Southern Insurgent Ambush The New Year saw no let up in the violence in the South with three soldiers and three civilians being injured by a 10 kg. roadside bomb detonated by insurgents using a walkietalkie in Bannang Kuver village, Bannang Sata district, Yala Province. The ambush was intended to hit a unit of ten soldiers, travelling by pick-up truck and on three motorcycles. The explosion happened near the military post in the Bannang Kuver School.

Rising Inflation Indicates Thailand Is Pulling Out Of Recession Thailand’s inflation rate hit a 14-month high with rising food and commodity prices, indicating the kingdom is recovering from its year-long recession. Thailand “will continue to see accelerating inflation early this year,” according to Kasikorn Research economist, Pimonwan Mahujchariyawong. The Bank of Thailand confirmed this opinion, forecasting inflation rising to 3-4% in Q1. The increase will be temporary as it’s largely caused by oil-price fluctuations, and doesn’t reflect “price pressure” from rising demand, according to the central bank. Hospital Blunder Leaves Nine Eye Patients With Severely Depleted Eyesight 11 out of 25 patients undergoing cataract surgery at Khon Kaen Hospital contracted an infection following their operations which left seven patients blind in one eye and two others totally blind after their eyes had to be removed. As soon as the infection was discovered, nine of those affected were sent to the Srinagarindra Hospital, while another was sent to a hospital in Nakhon Pathom. Four of the 11 patients have recovered from their ordeal satisfactorily. TAT Optimistic About Revived Tourism For 2010 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is optimistically forecasting 16 million foreign tourists in 2010, largely from ASEAN, Oceania (Australia-New Zealand and the Pacific), China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Canada, in the unlikely event that “there are no serious political disturbances or epidemics”! Domestic tourism is expected to top 90 million, with combined revenues of Bt430 billion. The most favoured destinations are regarded as being Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Phuket, Songkla, Samui and Pattaya. Saudi Arabia Increases Pressure On Thais To Resolve Case Of Missing Saudi Businessman Saudi Arabia is pressurising the Interior Minister Chavarat Charnvirakul to resolve the case of missing Saudi businessman, Mohammad al-Ruwaili, who disappeared in 1990, so normal diplomatic relations can be resumed between the two countries. Mr al-Ruwaili was last seen in a car with the subsequently murdered Saudi consul on February 12, 1990. It is widely believed that Mr al-Ruwaili was kidnapped by police investigating the Saudi consul’s murder, tortured and subsequently killed by his captors to hide their actions. ABAC Poll Indicates Loyalty To The King Popular, Along With A Desire For National Unity The latest ABAC Poll, conducted over 17 provinces, indicates that 54% of the respondents are pleased to see people supporting His Majesty the King, 50.2% long for national unity, 30.5% abhor political violence, 25.3% are desirous of a peaceful Thailand and 13.6% want an improved economy. Social divisions in the country have exacerbated since Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in September 2006. Interestingly, only 18% expressed pleasure at seeing Thais helping each other. TV Soap Operas Criticised By Thai Academic For Negative Social Impact Thai academic, Professor Likhit Dhiravegin, has lambasted popular TV soap operas as negative social influences, extolling social prejudice, crudeness, harshness, envy, jealousy, low self-esteem, sensitive egos, a lack of self-control, vengeance, vindictiveness, cruelty and a bestial basic instinct. The media is now recognized as the dominant socializing agency, having a disproportionate influence, especially on the ill-educated and young. “It is about time Thai society re-examined the relevance of this type of entertainment,” said Prof. Likhit in a Bangkok Post editorial. PM Abhisit Adamant About Not Granting Amnesty To Fugitive Thaksin Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is apparently staunchly against granting an amnesty to Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin has recently been campaigning against the government, spreading dissention from his Cambodian save haven, amid rumours spread by Somchai Wongsawat that he has also been appointed economic advisor to Sri Lanka. PM Abhisit maintained such an amnesty would set a negative precedent and any person with power and influence could follow Thaksin’s example, causing problems for Thailand by attempting to force an amnesty.


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The Situation in the Far East and Beyond by Simon Philbrook The US economy is experiencing so many obstacles, however, the Fed will probably be forced to keep monetary policy easy in the coming years. Following the above line of reasoning, we can therefore expect growth in the US to be better than expected in the coming quarters, but to fall back after that to around 2%. In this context, we would like to point out two complications for the US economy: Roughly 25% of the US population has ended up in a situation where the mortgage on their home is higher than the market value. This makes moving house virtually impossible. They then have to sell their home, which almost certainly means bankruptcy. Normally, around 17% of the US population moves house in a year, due to the highly flexible labour market. Cleary, it has become far less flexible due to the developments in the housing market. This will certainly inhibit economic growth. Public finances in the US are therefore deteriorating so rapidly that as soon as there is an economic recovery taxes will have to be raised. If this happens, then the US will lose its good credit rating and will have to pay far more interest on public debts. Higher taxes inhibit the economy, however.

This is therefore a further reason for expecting lower growth in the long run. The other side of low growth will undoubtedly be high unemployment. Inflation will also remain low on balance (although there could easily be interim periods with fears of rising inflation). Against this background, we can expect the Fed to follow an easy monetary policy on average over the next few years. An increasing number of economists even fears that the political pressure on the Fed will become so great that the central bank will be forced to continue implementing an excessively easy monetary policy. What is almost always forgotten here, though, is that then long-term interest rates will go through the roof, so it’s not possible to maintain this policy for long. Especially if it leads to a dollar crisis, too. This means that the Eastern countries with a dollar peg will have to implement an easy policy. This has major implications for countries in the Far East, as many of them have their currencies linked to the dollar in one way or another. This applies in particular to the biggest country, China. The dollar peg is intended to aid exports, but it also means that the countries in the Far East have to follow the Fed’s easy monetary policy and keep their interest rates almost as low as those in the US. This is no problem as long as these countries are experiencing the same growth and inflation, but this is not the case. Since the outbreak of the credit crisis, many countries in the Far East

have been primarily attempting to stimulate their domestic economies. They, too, expect exports to the West to remain low for some time. After all, a recovery in exports can only be expected if Western consumers start spending more, but they first have to reduce their debt positions considerably to be able to do so. Even if this is successful, it will still take many years. Moreover, in the Far East they have to allow for the fact that if growth remains low and unemployment high in the West, Western countries will increasingly implement import restrictions to aid their own economies (at least that’s what they think it will achieve. Whether that is actually the case is doubtful). For the countries in the Far East, stimulating the domestic economy is therefore a sensible policy and, from that point of view, an easy monetary policy is handy. It does mean they have too much of a good thing, though. In many countries in the Far East, the combination of moderate exports and a domestic economy that is picking up still generates 4% - 6% growth, which is considerably more than in the US. In many Far Eastern countries, inflation is already higher than in the US anyway, but we also have to remember than the domestic economy can’t simply be allowed to grow rapidly. After all, for decades growth in these countries has already primarily come from exports. The production mechanism is therefore geared to producing entirely different goods from those needed for the domestic

market. When the domestic economy in these countries grows rapidly, bottlenecks often occur, causing inflation to rise. Housing prices in China, for example, are rising increasingly rapidly. The conclusion is therefore that an extremely difficult situation has arisen for countries in the Far East. Due to the dollar pegs on their currencies, they are implementing a far too easy monetary policy, which is beginning to lead to the creation of all kinds of bubbles and rising inflation. Attempts are being made to solve this by means of administrative measures, restrictions on credit extension, etc., but experience has shown that this has little effect as long as the monetary policy is not adjusted. Speculators are aware of this, too, so they start speculating that the dollar peg on these currencies will be dropped. They are increasingly buying up Eastern currencies, as if they drop the dollar pegs they will appreciate sharply. This phenomenon generates a selfenhancing effect, though, as the influx of foreign capital this prompts has to be compensated for with intervention in the currency market, which eases monetary policy even further, and so forth. It is therefore not unlikely that most currencies in the Far East will revaluate in respect of the dollar next year, or in 2011. Probably by a considerable percentage, as otherwise the problem of an excessively easy monetary policy, bubbleforming, etc. remains. You can also see it like this: a situation has to be created in which these

Hotline to the future

by Mr Pobaan

It’s difficult to predict the future. Of course you can take a wild stab at it or make an educated guess. Or you can listen to futurologists, tipsters, prophets or other clever chaps, being sure to check out any predictions they’ve made in the past before lending too much credence to what they tell you. ‘Sorry, but why are you telling us this? We know all this stuff already,’ I hear you, my readers, complain. It’s a difficult subject, and I was leading you into it gently. I’ll get to the point. The uncertainty about predictions is blown away at a stroke if you have… ‘Yes? If we have what?’ If you have a hotline to the future. It’s a direct connection with times to come. It’s the ability to experience what hasn’t yet happened, as it happens. It’s like getting a text message dated tomorrow, or reading

next month’s Pattaya Today, or receiving an email from someone who says ‘Boy, 2012 was a great year for rambutans.’ Clearly a hotline to the future needs some kind of conduit, a means by which I can be informed about events which haven’t yet occurred. This has to be quick, otherwise things that were once in the future might actually drift into the past before I get to hear about them. And it has to be accurate, or I might lose faith and stop believing in what I hear through my hotline. My hotline is certainly quick. I can get messages about the quite distant future within hours, or sometimes minutes. Accuracy is more of an issue. To date, I have been so occupied with the abundance and richness of forecasts provided via my hotline, that I admit I haven’t yet got around to testing their veracity against actual events as they unfold. But I will, and I’ll be sure to let you know the results.

‘So what does this hotline to the future look like?’ It’s an excellent question. My hotline to the future looks just like Mrs Pobaan, the reason being that that’s what, or who, it is. Mrs Pobaan provides me with a two-channel communication conduit to the future. She’s a stereophonic information highway which stretches forward to events that haven’t happened and brings them back to the here and now. Her techniques are as different as they are mysterious. The most significant is dreaming. Take this morning, for example. Mrs Pobaan rises, showers and brushes her teeth in silence. Over breakfast I discern a general air of grumpiness. ‘What’s up, Teerak,’ I enquire lovingly, as only a devoted husband can. ‘Nothing.’ ‘It can’t be nothing. You seem upset. What’s wrong?’

‘I had a bad dream. You had a girlfriend and you were laughing and you threw me away.’ ‘That’s awful. I hate nightmares. But luckily they’re just a sign that your subconscious is sorting out important issues. They don’t mean anything else.’ ‘It’s going to happen.’ ‘No it’s not. There’s absolutely no evidence that anyone’s dreams have ever come true. You can worry that something might happen, but that doesn’t mean it will.’ ‘My eyebrow was twitching last night.’ This is Mrs Pobaan’s second channel, which today is providing back-up divination. ‘Oh, that’s annoying. Maybe you were tired.’ ‘I phoned my Mum. When my eyebrow twitches that means something bad’s going to happen.’ ‘Is your Mum alright?’ ‘Yes, she’s fine. The bad thing hasn’t happened yet.’

countries start importing more than they export. To keep their currencies constant in relation to the dollar they then have to implement a tighter monetary policy than the US. This is necessary, anyway, as growth is higher in these countries and the threat of inflation is greater. This can only be achieved, though, if the Eastern currencies are drastically revaluated. After all, measured in terms of purchasing power parity, most of them are highly undervalued. The US is not keen to see any revaluations taking place yet. We also have to realise that, if this is the way things are going to develop, it will have far-reaching implications for the Western capital markets and the market in the US, in particular. After all, it would mean that the current tremendous capital flow from the Far East to the US would largely dry up. That could exert major upward pressure on Western interest rates. On the other hand, naturally, this would mean an improved trade position for the West, but the disadvantage of higher interest rates will definitely weigh more heavily in the first few years. The US will not therefore be eager to see a major revaluation of the Chinese currency (if China increases the value of its currency, then the rest will follow). It doesn’t look as if that is on the cards, however: If we are right and the US economy grows more rapidly than expected over the coming quarters, then the Fed will have to tighten monetary policy in the not-too-distant future.

The dollar will then probably become stronger, so less speculative capital will flow to the Far East. China would prefer to wait as long as possible before revaluing its currency. After all, it is concerned that it will lose its export position before there is any question of the domestic economy growing healthily. They are working hard on the domestic economy, but it will take time. With a bit of luck, the countries in the Far East will hang on until the end of 2010 or even until 2011 until revaluation is no longer avoidable. An end to monetary tightening in the US or even monetary easing will probably ultimately be the catalyst. It would, however, mean that the countries in the Far East will never be far from overheating and bubbleforming. We therefore expect them to take various measures apart from monetary policy, in the near future, to counter this as far as possible.

My position on this, which I occasionally try to explain to my wife without noticeable effect, is as follows: ever since we came down from the trees, stood upright and threw an animal skin around our loins, we’ve been trying to foresee the future. It would be a valuable talent to have. A group of hominids that could predict that a herd of bison was coming around the left-hand side of the mountain rather than the right would get their supper with much less effort than a group that couldn’t. The second lot would spend all day climbing the mountain to get a good view of the plain while the smart ones would nip around the left to spear a couple of choice heifers and set up the barbie. If we could tell the future today, we’d all be rich because we’d have advance warning of share values and currency movements; and we’d be safe from crime because we’d be waiting for any prowling axemurderer with a bigger axe. (Trouble is, he’d know we were doing that, so he’d bring an even bigger axe. The final outcome of such a ridiculous arms race can hardly be imagined.) Despite all the huge potential benefits of accurate prophesy and the vast amount of time and effort we’ve put into forecasting since we stopped living in caves, our current levels of sophistication are laughably poor. If you chuck a tennis ball

in the air, it’s worth a wager that the thing will come down again. Admittedly, Roger Federer has taken the tennis-ball-predicting thing quite a way further than this, but we’re still in the Dark Ages when it comes to knowing whether it’ll rain next week and in the Stone Age when anticipating Mr Pobaan’s unfaithfulness and abandonment of his wife. Mrs Pobaan, the angel of my own dreams, cannot be persuaded of any of this. For her, my hotline to the future, her prognoses, as delivered by her slumbering imaginings or her twitchy eyebrow, are as real as the present. Her emotional response to her own forebodings is as vivid as if she were an active participant in the events they portray. By the evening, she has cheered up. In Wat Chai market, we stop to buy a lottery ticket. She wants one that starts with 397. ‘Why 397?’ I ask, knowing I’m not going to like the answer. ‘Mum had a dream that 397 is going to win. We’re going to be rich!’

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

Kuhn Pobaan’s by-the-way Have you ever had a dream come true? Or a twitchy eyebrow come true, come to that. Please contribute to my highly unscientific survey by emailing your experiences to kuhn.pobaan@gmail.com.


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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip If your door slams shut with a bang, place some short beads of clear silicone caulk along the door jamb at a few of the contact points. This will soften the blow. Be sure to prop the door open for a couple of hours after application, to allow the silicone to dry completely.  Roses on High Hi Andy, I wonder if you could help. Several years ago some UK lads set up a company supplying ceiling roses and corner covings made of plaster of Paris. They use to advertise on the TV and in the local papers, but now that I need a ceiling rose I cannot find their address or even if they are still in business. Don’t suppose you have the address or a company in Pattaya who make them. Regards Eddie. Suppose I do, Eddie? Your probably asking about Ornate Plaster Craft—a father-son team from Britain. They manufacture ceiling roses and corner covers right here in Pattaya. Their showroom is on Theprasit Road, across from the weekend market.

On display are the products you want plus cornices, fire places, marble suites, dado rails, wall panels and many more decorative items. Gerry and Darren are on hand at the shop 9 am until 5 pm Monday through Saturday. You may reach Gerry at 087 067-7834.  Grunge Plunge Andy, you recently explained the best way to clean and maintain a stainless steel cook top. Well, I’m ready to plunge into a proper cleaning of my ceramic cooking top. Can provide any tips for how to keep the ceramic grunge free? So far I have found success with Brasso, but am afraid it might scratch the top and it has a very strong smell. Best wishes in the New Year. Richard Ceramic cook tops usually are easy to clean simply with a damp cloth (no soap or detergent) after the surface has cooled. ALWAYS remove any spills immediately. If that does not get all spots out, you may use a little dishwashing liquid in warm water. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. For more difficult stains, scrub

with baking soda on a damp paper towel or a non-treated plastic or nylon pad. Do not use any regular scouring powders, metal pads, or oven cleaners. Again, rinse thoroughly and dry. Your owner’s manual (if in English) probably suggests special cleaners which you should use, if only periodically and always after scrubbing with even a mild abrasive (such as baking soda). Those special cleaners leave a protective coating on the cook top. Follow instructions from the cook-top manufacturer or on the cleaning-product label.  Cat Crap Any idea how to stop cats from using our lawn as a toilet? Nigel It’s an oft asked question, Nigel, that I had no answer for, so I put your question to The Cat Lady (mskitty@catlover. com) and she suggested that you should first ask he owners of the cats to control their pets. If the owners are unknown or the cats are strays, try these repellants: Install uncomfortable items such as pounding small stakes into the ground, or lay

down chicken wire—either of which will hurt the cats’ paws without damaging them. Distasteful odors also tend to repel cats. For example, they don’t like citrus, so spread some orange or lemon peels, or citronella candles around your property. Finally, The Cat Lady suggests trying mothballs. However, some cats don’t mind moth balls, while others simply cover them in dirt or with their own crap. Beyond which, you also would have to endure the smell of moth balls whenever relaxing in your yard.  Pattaya Dangerous I read your column every week, Andy. Great. I am building a large property for myself using Thai builders and have been warned by other expats that the electrics in properties in Pattaya can be very dangerous. Is there any advice you can give me, as I am not sure what to do and I have a language problem. Any advice would be appreciated. Regards. Ken The most important piece of advice I can offer, Ken, is that anyone involved in construction here must be on site as much as your schedule allows. Make sure the workers are doing all work correctly. If you can find a qualified electrician, have him oversee all electrical work. And most importantly as regards electricity, ensure that the wiring is grounded (even if your electrician objects). That

said, I admit (as I did in this column recently) that I do not know much about electricity, and neither do most Thai ‘electricians.’ With that caveat in mind, I would urge you to find a good, reliable, highly- recommended and experienced electrician who speaks English. Talk to friends, farang building consultants, anyone whom you respect and trust. I concur that electrical wiring here can be dangerous. It also can damage appliances. This usually is due to poor or nonexistent grounding and wiring issues. The most common complaint throughout Thailand is getting shocked on electric stoves, washing machines, computers and hot water showers. The solution is proper grounding (or earthling as it is called here and in some western countries). Most electricians here do not ground wiring or they ground it incorrectly (they do not run wiring back to the grounded breaker box in the wiring closet). Also, many reverse the load-neutral wires. You admit that you are not sure what to do. I suggest that anyone who deals with electricity should know what he is doing, and be careful. Even a certified electrician in Thailand is no assurance of safety. They have often been taught the wrong, cheap way of doing things. Improper grounding—true of most homes in Thailand--not only presents safety issues (sometimes fatal), it also means higher electric bills.

Also ensure that “breakers” and/or “fuses” are properly installed. These devices cut off the electricity and thus prevent a fire or other serious injury. They are not good protection against getting shocked, but in some cases can keep a shock from being fatal. To properly ground your home’s electrical system, a wire must be connected to an uninterrupted metal electrical conductor that penetrates the ground two to three meters deep. Drive a 2-3 meter copper rod (about 2 centimeters thick) down into the ground. It may be copper coated with lead, or just copper, depending on what’s available. Once the rod is driven, it’s just a matter of running the wires from the rod to the outlets. The wires are simply clamped to the rod. Make sure the connection is strong and stable. Then, of course, your home must be fitted with three-prong receptacles (electrical outlets)—the third prong being for the grounding. For each receptacle, it is important to get the “polarity” correct. A three-prong receptacle has a round hole and two slits. The hole is for the ground wire. The slightly wider slit is for the neutral. The slightly narrower one is for the wire which provides alternating voltage +/- 220 V. Don’t ignore these proper outlets and don’t force plugs into the wrong holes.

--Handy Andy

Know what you are buying….. You decided you want to live in Pattaya, figured up how much you can afford and know what style of home or condo you want to live in, but do you have any knowledge of the level of quality in that special residence you have your heart set on? Did you base your decision to buy on size, price, location or the advertising brochure? Did you fall in love with it when you took a tour of the home or condo unit, or a model of the residence you want to build? It’s in your best interest to investigate beyond the flashy visual presentations and showplaces. Advertising and props will get you interested, but then it is your responsibility to look beyond the surface. Many home and condo buyers fail to investigate past the presentation of the salesperson. They base their buying decision on location, room size, floor

plan, colors and amenities. These are all very important aspects of how the home or condo will fit your lifestyle. However, real estate is also an investment, not only in money, but in your valuable time. A strategic investor wants a residence that not only will hold up over the years and remain solid with low maintenance while at the same time it increases in value, but will also expect it to provide carefree living that is comfortable, energy efficient and affordable. Time is money, even in retirement. Making a knowledgeable real estate buying decision is simple, IF you ask the right questions and look beyond the surface. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve in value for your money. Here are some suggestions on how to go about this. You can expand on them and add criteria of your own that fits your special requirements.

1. A major concern in Thailand is flooding. Even in high lying areas a quick deluge can cause damage to your residence or disruption to your life. Make sure the builder has created proper drainage away from the building. 2. What grade and type of materials have been used in the building process? All materials are not created equal and have different performance levels, maintenance requirements and longevity. Make sure the quality of the materials match the price level you are paying. 3. Is the home insulated? Most Thai homes are not. In general, Thai people handle the heat better than foreigners. If you want living comfort with an acceptable electric bill, proper insulation and attic ventilation is of great importance. Require you home or condo to be insulated.

4. Are the plumbing materials durable and accessible in the event any problems arise? You won’t want to be chopping holes in concrete walls or floors when a simple access door could have been provided during the building of your home. 5. Are there adequate light fixtures, or are you going to have to purchase additional lighting? Foreigners like electrical gadgets. Are there ample outlets and circuits with breakers sufficient to handle the electrical equipment you plan to hook up? 6. How about “upgrade” offers? Are they truly upgrades, or are the upgrades actually things that should have been standard? A home that is “move-in” ready will often times cost you less than building a home that requires many upgrades to make it fit your requirements.

7. Are the air conditioning units adequate and of high efficiency? In many new homes the air conditioning is an option or add-on. If you request air conditioning the sales person will quote you the minimum figure it will cost to add air conditioning. This many not be the size AC unit needed to adequately do the job during the hottest months or give you the level of comfort you desire. Compare what is quoted with the benefits of having a larger AC unit(s). 8. And finally, even the best constructed homes built buy the top builders may require some attention after the sale. Here is where homeowners sometimes end up having to get out their wallet and pay added expenses. Know, in writing, what the builder will do for you after the sale. Will you get service if there is a problem? What problems

are covered? How fast can you expect service? What happens if the roof leaks, the toilet is defective or a wall cracks? Does the builder offer any warranty on his work? Is the warranty in writing and part of the contract? Which equipment, fixtures and products in the house are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and not the builder? Will the builder help you get satisfaction on a complaint with a manufacturer? We are lucky to have some excellent builders in the Pattaya area. Most home and condo buyers will get good value for their money. But regardless of which contractor’s home or condo you purchase, it is good business to know what you are getting for your money as well as what you can expect after the sale. Good house hunting, and enjoy Pattaya.


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Three Sisters Golf

by Paul Donahue

A great turnout for this first meeting of “Twenty Ten” on 6 January. As the eighteen players formed up they found a bus full of visitors from Korea at the First Tee. Discretion being the better part of valor, we all moved to hole number 10 and teed off. This worked out well and the course was in good condition, just a few “wet” spots. As the first group finished number 18 and moved to the number one tee box they found quite a few groups waiting to go. Fortunately the Course Marshall stepped in and managed to integrate our groups with the new groups waiting. Back at Caddy Shack II the cards were tallied.

Ocean Residential Property Jomtien 8 Ball League

Matt Miller on the left with Dale Murphy on the right Dale Murphy came in with a Laurent followed with 32 34 followed by Matt Miller points each. Herbie Ishinaga and Dale Drader with 33s. again furnished delicious ham Matt took second place on slices for sandwiches. Plenty count back. Sus Ige, Bob of liquid refreshment was on Benda, Jim Hern and Joe St. hand.

Golf with the Phoenix Tuesday Group by Mike Gerrard As DEL Boy ( from fools and horses) would say MON DUI MON AMI. LA PLUME DU MA TAT. If your French you may know what that means, but for the rest of us, including the famous DEL BOY it could mean the jammy S*D. On a glorious day with a hint of some rain clouds forming we set off to challenge the Lakes and Ocean course. My favourite 18 at phoenix. Gladly the rain kept away. I decided to go out last today for a change so that I could greet all the boys to our first game of 2010. I paired up with KEN AKESTER, who went on to tell me he been to the pharmacy that day to ask for 6 VIAGRA tablets, but chopped into quarters. When the Pharmacist explained that a full erection could not be obtained from a quarter of a pill, Ken said, NO PROBLEM, I ONLY WANT IT STICKING OUT A BIT TO STOP ME PISSING ON ME SLIPPERS. Back to the serious stuff. Ken and Stuart got their own back on me and Graham Dietrich. Hammered, we was 7 and 6. NUFF SAID.

Back at NOYS BAR we settled into our first beer (free out of the days takings) where we duly worked out the results for the day. It has to be said it really is a superb time of the day sitting out on the pavement watching the world role by as the sun sets. I stated to all the boys it reminded me of the old days back in Birmingham when I was a kid. We used to sit out on the street with tables and chairs. It was called EVICTION.

As depicted, ALAIN BELLEC was our winner today with an unusually high score of 41 points. (The nice part of that is we can cut him a shot overnight). Second was the consistent ROGER ISON with his usual 36 points and third was newcomer PAUL HART. Sadly Paul and one or two other could not make it back to the ranch this time, so after awarding the near pins we were left with just enough lucky draw funds to give every body a prize.

Along with the first free drink meant that all who came back for the presentation received a minimum of their original stake money for the day. Technical prizes went to; STUART GORDON, KEN AKESTER (2) and KEITH ETHERINGTON Special lucky draw prize (500 Baht voucher for the HIGHWAY STAR, SOI HAPPY, WALKING STREET) which was donated by GRAHAM RICHMOND, went to SERGIO VOLPI, who, would you believe also won the weekly free beer donated by NOYS BAR. If any of you golfers fancy a day out at sea, fishing, on a first class boat, we run a monthly schedule of the third Saturday of the month. Contact me on 086 832 7874 or 087 091 7565. for details. If you would like to join in the fun with our little group on Tuesdays you can enjoy a special high season green fee of only 1,000 Baht as a guest of the Phoenix members of the group. Again call me if you are interested. Basic rules are 28 handicap maximum and ALL players play from the white tees. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year. BONJOUR.

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Golf from Tropical Bert’s by Derek Brook Plutaluang North and West - Stableford What a treat! Meeting 20 of the guys at Bert’s on Christmas morning for a day of friendly competition on the golf course. Normally at this venue we choose to play the South and east nines as they seem to be the easiest combination. This day, however was to be different as the course had a larger competition teeing off and we were shuttled off to the toughest nines, North and West. It has been

some time since we had tackled N & W and, other than a few tight lies, both nines were in excellent condition and the greens were as good as we play on at any course. Due to Bert’s Christmas dinner being served back in town, we departed from our normal routine and gathered in the club restaurant for a bite to eat and a thirst quenching drink while the scorecards were turned in and tabulated. All in all the scores were pretty good for these nines. The winner of the day had his second fine round at this

course over the last couple of months and his handicap will surely come down again. The overall results were as follows: RESULTS 1st: Dick Warberg (17) 38pts, 2nd: Steve Hamstad (13) 35pts, 3rd: Joel Flor (16) 33pts, 4th: Doug Maiko (14) 31pts, on countback over, 5th: Henry O’Brien (17) 31pts. Near Pins: Joel Flor (2), Kevin Dinan, Brian Downey


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Golf from the Travellers Rest

by Barry Hooper

Snake in the Grass Welcome all readers to 2010. My story of the week happened at Khao Kheow. Alan Fraser one of out Australian visitors was at the third hole and ready to play his second shot out of the rough on the right hand side. He was ready to address the ball when his caddy shouted out “Snake”. In good and very clear English. I have it on question as to who it was won the high jump or the hundred yards dash. Alan or his caddy. I asked Alan what colour the snake was. He said that he did not hang around long enough to find out. Why is there such an aversion to snakes in Thailand? All replies seriously considered. Our first outing of the week and the second of the year was to Eastern Star on Monday the fourth. Great turnout and two divisions. Division two was a high scoring affair with Derek Lucas third at thirty-five. Jack McNamara was second at thirty-six and Neil Allison topped it out with a forty pointer as well as getting the only two on the day.

Division one was not so high scoring with Brendan Moore pulling off third with his thirty-one after count back over Brian Foster. I bet Brendan was a little surprised at that result. Tewin Lamthong had a thirty-three for second but topping out this division was Ross Schiffke with his thirty-seven. Tuesday the 5th was a visit to Mountain Shadow A low attendance compared to those of late. Not sure why so just one division. Richard Moore pulled off fourth with his thirty-four after winning the count back over Brendan Moore (not sure if they are related or not) Third was Niall Cronin with thirty-five. Second was John Welch (my his game is coming on in leaps and bounds) with a thirty-six and just narrowly pipped by the winner Mike Sanders with his thirty-seven. Two two’s from Brian Foster and Mike Sanders January the 7th and back to our usual Thursday venue of Phoenix (Ocean & Mountain) An enormous turnout of players so yet again three very full divisions. Division 3 saw the “First Win” ever for John Welch with a thirty- seven.

What a nice back up to his second on Tuesday. Well done John. Second was Alun Webber with thirty-six and third for Joe Peters with a thirty-two after count back over Petri Ryhanou.

one up on them both was Ted Lodge with his thirty-nine. Four two’s Tewin Lamthong (2), Llew Matthews and Jeff Wilcox. John Welch rang the bell to celebrate his first ever win back at the presentation. Saturday the 9th January

Saturday Winners - Billy Ostle, Tewin Lamthong, Mod Chaviraksa, Jerry McCarthy, Niall Cronin (Inset) John Welch

Division 2 went to Ross Schiffke for his second win of the week with thirty-four followed home by Michael Brett at thirty-two. Alan Rawson only took third after the count back over Mike Rushant both at thirty. Division 1 was pretty high scoring affair with a third place for Jon Lay after loosing the count back to Tewin Lamthong both at thirtyeight. But the winner and

and off to Khao Kheow A very good turnout. So we had two divisions. Division two found Dean Rice take fourth with his twenty-nine I bet that was a surprise. Third was Jerry McCarthy after loosing out on the count back to Billy Ostle both at thirtythree. Brian Foster topped out this division with thirty four for the win. In Division one Ted Lodge was the third placed player

with his thirty-four. Second went to Niall Cronin with thirty-seven. But this was another ladies day with only one point dividing our regular lady players Tewin Lamthong (39) and Mod Chaviraksa (38) The honours going to Tewin. Four two’s on the day from Mod and Tewin, Jerry McCarthy and for the second week in a row at this course John Welch. I am advised that on the day there was a small private competition between one American and two English players against three Australians with the honours going to the English pair and the American score 76 to 67. I saw some very sad looking guys at the bar at the presentation I am sure it must have been them. If you want any further information about the golf outings played by the TRGG please contact Fergus Brennan on 0860567019 or call in to the Travellers Rest in Soi LK Metro. Detailed Results for the week – 4th January at Easter Star Division 1 Ross Schiffke 37 hc 15 Tewin Lamthong 33 hc 10 Brendan Moore 31 hc 11 c/b

Division 2 Neil Allison 40 hc 18 Jack McNamara 36 hc 20 Derek Lucas 35 hc 18 Alan Fraser 31 hc 24 Tuesday 5th January at Mountain Shadow Mike Sanders 37 hc 05 John Welch 36 hc 34 Niall Cronin 35 hc 11 Richard Moore 34 hc 25 c/b Brendan Moore 34 hc 11 c/b Thursday 7th January at Phoenix - Ocean & Mountain Division 1 Ted Lodge 39 hc 11 Naill Cronin 38 hc 11 c/b Jon Lay 38 hc 09 c/b Division 2 Ross Schiffke 34 hc 13 Michael Brett 32 hc 15 Alan Rawson 30 hc 13 Division 3 John Welch 37 hc 33 Alun Webberl 36 hc 22 Joe Peters 32 hc 20 c/b Petri Ryhanou 32 hc 20 c/b Saturday 9th January at Khao Kheow Division 1 Tewin Lamthong 39 hc 10 Mod Chaviraksa 38 hc 11 Niall Cronin 37 hc 10 Ted Lodge 34 hc 11 Division 2 Brian Foster 34 hc 17 Billy Ostle 33 hc 17 c/b Jerry McCarthy 33 hc 16 c/b Dean Rice 29 h

Golf From Tropical Bert’s Mickey Mouse Friday Night

Dart League Results Table

by Thomas Cotton We had one of our largest showings of golfers this day, which was to be expected, it being the peak of the tourist season for Pattaya. It is always great to meet old friends and meet new ones, no matter how ephemeral those acquaintances may prove. We hadn’t played at Phoenix for some time, so it was good to be back to the home of the tastiest tuna sandwiches in Pattaya (your correspondent’s own prejudice). On this day Scotsman Henry O’Brien had joined our foursome and we had a lively conversation about the Anglo-Saxon oppression of the Scots and just about everybody else since Edward Longshanks. Of course the French would probably vote for Henry the V as the chief tormentor and the Americans for George III, so everybody

Tom Breslin, Brian Gabe, Colin Cronin, Neil Shaw has his favourite tyrant. But and was totally relaxed, with at this point our Captain, DB no expectations. And this protested that the badinage is often the explanation of was dominated by someone why we play golf well: less other than himself and we is more. should get on with the golf. Winners, Flight A (0-17) He didn’t have too bad a day, 1. Colin Cronin, 38 pts on finishing fourth in his flight, count-back from but the main contest was on 2. Brian Gabe, 38 pts between Motown Man, Brian 3. Rob Brown, 36 pts on Gabe, and Colin Cronin. I count-back from asked Colin, why he had 4. Derek Brook, 36 pts won and he answered that he Winners, Flight B (18 & hadn’t played in a few months up) 1 Tom Breslin, 34pts 2. Neil Shaw, 33 pts 3. Frank Pilkington, 32 pts 4. Les Burns, 32 pts on count-back from Peter Whitehead Near Pins: DB, Mashi, J.C., Rob Brown Long Putts: Richard Kubicki, Frank Pilkington, Derek Brook

Hello Girls & Boys, Welcome back to the Mickey Mouse Darts Leagues 2010, Firstly I would like to Clarify one thing! The new fixture list may look strange to you with home, home, away, away, home home, home, away, away, away etc...But each and every team plays 9 home games and 9 away games, I use a program on the computer to do the fixtures which is ok but I will use Mel’s system next season. As you ALL know, the league co-coordinators job is a thank less one, the only people that have, Said anything to Lance, are Melly (Mee chew) Steve (rising sun) Timmy Boy (rising sun) and Jim (OK) No problem as I am NOT seeking glory but Lance never even got a mention at the Party & Presentation night at the Rising Sun, so lets See how this season goes and next season I can put it back to Home/Away - Home/Away - Home/Away Boring and stop the whiners, whining! Meanwhile at the Bunker, supers*TA*r and 10 or a 6 Mick (joking Mick) were ready and waiting in Soi Chiayapoon for there grudge match against the all mighty sunshine boys from Soi Yomato, armed with a full squad led by the famous Stevie Wonder it was toe’s to the Oche and the sunshine boys went straight into the lead, Stan the man ring a ding ding, brought in a ringer called spud’u’like who was drawn against Lance, and Lance sadly lost again!! Good food and a good laugh had by all! Mee Chew Sports Bar, the Mee Chew was drawing their game and captain Melly chkd out to win! Hairy, Scary Stan and the rest of the Cheers mob went on to win their game and beer against Yates bar,who by the way are trying their best to win the most under 10’s..


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Golf from the Café Kronborg

by Peter Blackburn

Pleasant Valley – Stableford We started off the new year as we finished the old one with another very good turnout of thirty four golfers keen to tackle the challenging Pleasant Valley course. There were welcomes to Pekka Mustonen from Finland and Ronnie Rattee once more on R & R from Korea. The departure from Café Kronborg a few minutes later than normal saw us arrive at the course just 50 minutes later at 0910 giving us plenty of time for our tee off at 1020. The course was as expected very busy but it was a nice surprise when we were invited to the first tee at twenty minutes early at 1000. Weather was great, the course in magnificent “nick” and as the scores indicated the opportunity to start the year playing good golf was taken eagerly by several of our golfers. Marcel was back in our first group and showed us that the Anger Management courses we had enrolled him in had certainly paid off as his behaviour was impeccable. In the group behind us there were suggestions that Koji should participate in “stop being so silly” lessons but he obviously enjoyed himself and played very well also. It was not as quick a round as we have been used to of late but including a few stops for drinks we finished our round in four hours and fifty five minutes. This golf course is excellent value at our PSC voucher price of 600 baht green fee and it’s improving by the week. I must also commend the restaurant and it’s staff but humbly request

that they include ice cream on their menu, particularly for diners like myself who appreciate their superb hot chicken curry & rice. We decide to have just two flights with five place getters in each – A Flight for handicaps 0 to 18 and B Flight for 19 and over. As usual nearest the pins on the four par 3’s and longest first putts on holes 9 and 18.

2nd – Rob Brown (8) – 40 points 3rd – Don Richardson (9) – 39 points 4th – Koji Yamada (14) – 39 points 5th – Paul Avery (11) – 38 points B Flight 1st – Andre Van Dyk (24) – 44 points 2nd – Hugh O’Donnell (23) – 38 points

Yamada who is returning to Japan in an attempt to earn enough money to finance another trip to Pattaya. Mike (Hunter) Gosden also leaves us, returning to Perth, Western Australia albeit for just 1 week after which he will return to commence his new life as a resident of Pattaya – Good luck Hunter. We arrived at the course after the 50 minute journey and

Hugh O’Donnell, Brendon Byrne, Ted Morris, The Admiral & The Admiral & Richard Kubicki Andre Van Dyk As mentioned earlier there 3rd – Kevin Dinan (23) – although it seemed reasonably were some super scores and a 38 points busy we were informed that two way count back at the top 4th – Karen Brown (38) – we would be playing South of A Flight saw Ted Morris’s 36 points & North nines and could hit 40 points just beat the same 5th – John Marritt (24) – off at our leisure. Our first score of Rob Brown. Another 36 points group teed off at 0925 in count back for third & fourth NTP’s perfect conditions although a place saw Don Richardson 5th – Mike Herridge little humid but nevertheless victorious over Koji Yamada. 8th & 13th – Hugh apart from the course being a Aussie Paul Avery finished O’Donnell little “soggy” in some areas in fifth place. The excellent 17th – Kevin Dinan there were no excuses for score of 44 points saw Andre Longest First Putts not playing good golf. It was Van Dyk win the B Flight, 9th – Marcel Wittwer surprising therefore that only six points clear of Hugh 18th – Don Richardson 1 golfer was able to play better O’Donnell who beat Kevin Plutaluang, South & than his handicap but a very Dinan on a count back for North – Stableford enjoyable day was had by all second & third place. Yet On another “wonderful day I’m sure. We breezed through another count back for fourth in Paradise” our maximum the first nine in just over two & fifth resulted in Karen field of 40 golfers assembled hours and although there Brown just pipping John at Café Kronborg ready to were a few hold ups on the Marritt. tackle the popular Plutaluang second nine we finished in the Results for Pleasant Valley: Golf Course. Hearty reasonable time of four hours A Flight welcomes were handed out to & thirty five minutes which 1st – Ted Morris (9) – 40 Maurice Herbergs & Laurina included a couple of lengthy points Brinn and a farewell to Koji drink breaks. The journey

Wednesday Quiz League

I will not be able to consider any appeals this week as somebody removed last week’s questions and answers from the tray in Palmers. Without knowing what the exact questions and answers were, I obviously cannot judge the appeals correctly. I understand that the CCTV tapes at Palmers are being examined as I write this, and Sergeant (2nd Class) Noppadom of the Pattaya Police has been told to find the perpetrator of this horrendous crime. You have been warned! “Next week’s matches January 20th: Londoner vs. Shagwell, Nervous Wreck vs. Bowling Green, Palmers vs. Queen Victoria, Stag’s Head ‘A’ vs. Bunker, Stag’s Head ‘B’ vs. Rising Sun, W. Tankie vs. Cheers.”

home took much longer than normal for a few of us as our mini van blew a head gasket shortly after leaving the course but we were able to “flag down” a red baht bus (the first one I’ve ever seen) and after negotiation on price we returned home safe and sound. The full field allowed us to have three flights – A Flight for 0 to 15, B Flight for 16 to 21 and C Flight for handicaps 22 and over. As usual nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the last hole of each nine. A long awaited return to form saw Richard Kubicki win A Flight with Paul Avery beating Koji Yamada on a count back for second and third places. Don Richardson finished fourth two points further back. B Flight was a very close affair with all four top placegetters having the same score therefore ensuing a four way count back. Brendon Byrne emerged the victor with second place going to Pekka Mustonen. Kristinn Helgason finished third from Andre Van Dyk in fourth place. Hugh O’Donnell was victorious in C Flight with Mike Herridge finishing second. Kevin Dinan took out third spot from The Admiral himself in fourth place. Just to note that all of us from Café Kronborg wish Hugh O’Donnell good luck and all the very best for his upcoming major operation

in about a week’s time. The “Compass” award which is awarded to the lowest scorer between a small group of us was easily won by Volker Buley. The small compass is mounted on a cap and enables the recipient to find his way around the golf course a bit better. Results for Plutaluang: A Flight 1st – Richard Kubicki (12) – 38 points 2nd – Paul Avery (11) – 35 points 3rd – Koji Yamada (14) – 35 points 4th – Don Richardson (9) – 33 points B Flight 1st – Brendon Byrne (17) – 35 points 2nd – Pekka Mustonen (20) – 35 points 3rd – Kristinn Helgason (18) – 35 points 4th – Andre Van Dyk (21) – 35 points C Flight 1st – Hugh O’Donnell (23) – 33 points 2nd – Mike Herridge (22) – 30 points 3rd – Kevin Dinan (23) – 29 points 4th – Dave Richardson (23) – 28 points NTP’s S4 – Richard Kubicki S7 – Maurice Herbergs N3 – Richard Kubicki N6 – Frankie Sharratt Longest First Putts S9 – Frankie Sharratt N9 – Maurice Herbergs


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ike a revolving door: Predictions for the future are always fraught with danger and potential misinterpretation, but I am confident 2010 will prove nothing like 2009 in terms of numbers of openings and closings of go-go bars is concerned. By my count, and I will admit it’s not necessarily comprehensive, 2009 had a record 22 openings, beating the previous mark of 21 in 2007. The big difference though was 2009 saw 18 closings compared to just 13 in 2007. The figures show for every person who fails in the maelstrom of the Pattaya nightlife jungle, there are at least two prepared to chance their financial arm. So we now have a record 82 go-go bars spread across Pattaya (an unheard of 55 in and around Walking Street); just how many of them make any money is the 64 million baht question. Going up market: Away from the enclosed bar scene it’s amazing just how quickly the gentrification of Beach Road, between the northern and central sections, has happened. Less than three years ago much of the area was in need of tarting up, in a concrete and coat of paint way not in a two-legged wallet emptying way. Sauntering along this stretch one evening all the new glitz and glamour makes the Hard Rock hotel look like an ageing dinosaur. At the corner of Beach and Central Road’s the putting golf course has been replaced by a flashy boozer called Scu Bar. A few metres further up used to be Zeppelin, one of the oldest established German munching dens. It’s dark and staid lines have gone and been supplanted with a bright and fresh looking boozer cum noshery called the Beach Pub. Up near Soi 3 the Charming Inn sleeping palace was a place I used to find misnamed as it had the air of a condemned building, but

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it’s now been refurbished and can now justify its ‘charming’ moniker. Now that a Holiday Inn has established a presence in Pattaya, within a frozen Mars Bar throw of Charming Inn, I wonder how long it will be before Club Med finally turns up? It’s a Date: A couple of customers -I’ll nickname them Ponytail and the Wing Commander- who recently discovered the carnal delights of the Windmill Club in Soi Diamond were very impressed with the cultural activities taking place in the confines of the establishment. They were especially taken with one uninhibited young lady who found herself in such an athletic position where Ponytail and the Wing Commander could discern the contents of her last meal. While they thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of Windmill they did have one complaint, and it’s one I am sure is not unique to this popular den. Both men are essentially non-drinkers whose preferred thirst quencher is a glass of Coke/ Pepsi. They ordered such in Windmill but after the first taste noticed it was flat and warm. They noticed the drink had been served from a bottle sitting atop the wet bar. As both told me, they don’t have a problem paying the silly prices most dens charge for lolly water, but would appreciate a drink that’s at least cold and not a few days old. They finished their drink and left, saying they would have purchased a second drink had the first not been so bad They will certainly be back as both really liked the joint, but it just shows how it’s so important for management in any bar to attend to the seemingly mundane in order to keep on top of a very tough game. Blinked and I missed it: Snowice, a go-go bar sited very poorly behind the beer bars in the relatively new

complex at the southern end of Walking Street has apparently closed after barely making a blip on the chrome pole radar. Chrome pole palaces sited within a beer bar complex and not readily evident to the passing perambulator rarely seem to work (Blue Lagoon II in the Best Friend complex is just one recent example), especially if they have nothing out of the ordinary to attract customers. Trawling much further away, down in Soi 6 strange things seem to be happening with the Betty Boup go-go bar. On two recent occasions the lights have been off out front, but the doors open. Inside there was no music or dancers. I’m led to believe the same people operate the Passion Dance go-go bar directly across the road, and it’s well and truly open. So, I am assuming management don’t have enough staff and dancers to keep both places operational and have chosen to concentrate on promoting their newest venue. Another centre of gravity: Soi Chaiyapoon recently had its road resurfaced -the first genuine attempt to make it reasonably navigable since Eve was mesmerised by a serpents tongue- and the bars along it, along with Soi’s LK, Diana Inn, and LK Metro, all running off Soi Buakhow, are now arguably the most popular among expats and regular visitors. Certainly a lot of people I speak to don’t bother much with Walking Street anymore for a variety of reasons -laziness among them of course- preferring to spend their money in air-conditioned go-go bars like Champagne and Club Oasis or coyote dens such as Papagayo and Club Blu. With a number of cheap but good food nosheries, the ‘specialist’ services joint the Devil’s Den (formerly Hell Club), loads of beer boozers and a number of Sierra Tango places it’s perhaps no surprise many punters stay local. Basically, there is something to suit all tastes within a few minutes walk of a number of hotels. By the way, the Baby Boom go-go (in the little lane opposite the Sawasdee Hotel on Soi Buakhow) is now opening around 8:00pm with draught amber fluid at 49 baht. Finally had the chop: Not that I care one way or the other but the long-running Limmatquai roosters-infrocks den in Soi Diamond looks to have closed. It was one of the strangest locations for a bar I’ve ever seen, although to be fair that

probably wasn’t the case when it first opened its doors, from what I can gather, some time in the mid to late 1980s. At its peak I guess it would have been the only den of its kind catering to punters who like their ‘girls’ with an Adam’s apple and a baritone voice. Certainly in the years I’ve been going down Soi Diamond I can’t recall a time when the place looked to have much in the way of custom. More fruit required for the bowl: The Mandarin go-go bar in Soi 6 has about 10-12 dancing damsels of varying shapes, sizes, ages, and experience. On a recent visit the place was quiet in terms of bums on seats with only three customers while three girls cavorted on the narrow centre stage. Drinks start at 50 baht with lady drinks over the odds at 120 baht. No one wants for attention that’s for sure. A ladyboy who operates as a serving person and procurer wandered outside, slaughtered a buffalo and dragged the girl who had probably been sitting atop the beast inside and sat her down next to me. Not a word of English and she’d been in town for 12 days I was informed. Not a few minutes later and her friend parks herself beside me of her own volition. I soon realised why: her left eye was quite wonky, so she obviously couldn’t see me clearly. So, while sat on a comfortable lounge a 2-metre tall ladyboy, a buffalo girl, and a prime candidate for eye correction surgery were entertaining me. If this had been 1880 I venture to suggest they would have constituted the warmup act for a travelling freak show. I might add that the girl with the dodgy eye was an extremely pleasant young lady of just 20, so I hope she manages to make enough money to at least see a decent ophthalmologist. Beyond the fog: While I am certain it has a strong regular clientele, I am surprised at how quiet Misty’s go-go (Soi 15, off Walking Street) can be at times. Not deathly empty by any means, but quieter than it deserves to be given the number of chrome pole huggers employed and their generally hands-on one-eyed trouser snake friendly nature. I think in terms of overall friendliness and general atmosphere it rates as one of the better dens of the 55 in the area. One of the worst in Fun Town: Although it will now be approaching its 15th anniversary, the Classroom 2000 go-go in Soi 2 is a shadow of its former self.

There are about 82 dens of the chrome pole in Pattaya with over 50 on or around Walking Street. Of the almost 30 away from the main centre Classroom 2000 ranks close to the bottom as far as the quality of its dancing damsels

is concerned. As one person noted, the mamasan clearly doesn’t have much ability as a talent scout. Piece of Pith: “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” (Winston Churchill)


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Pattaya Today’s

Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across

1 19 × 19 = animal (4,3) 5 11 ÷ 11 = open (6) 9 24 + 21 = open (8) 10 2 - 23 = close (6) 12 Be a good cook, cutting pastry (8,4) 15 Uncompromising sellers, ten crooked (10) 17 European losing head where beer served (3) 19 Send up that which holds down (3) 20 9 ballet dancing, domestic material (5,5) 22 Vice president, forgetting depression with her wobbling bust, enters into this? (12) 26 Statesman, one investing in house via mortgage, having lost capital (6) 27 Church compound headed by bachelor (8) 28 Expressed disappointment at team’s announcement (6) 29 Host appears 4 (7)

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1 Blunder, if this worn in summer? (4)

2 Neighbouring garden finally given attention (4) 3 10 drawn … (8) 4 … and the same half seen on edge (5) 6 English composer finding another “Unfinished” antiquated (6) 7 First to acknowledge I’m interrupting people’s films (10) 8 In getting shifted around hospital, becoming 4 (10) 11 What might hold, or float on, water? (6) 13 A king in shocking situation, doffing crown to appear friendly (10) 14 Mountain climbing and sailing not hard, so unconvincing performance (4-6) 16 Audibly, songs producing big noise … (6) 18 … whose supporter once finds refuge in champ (8) 21 One entering business lecture (6) 23 Getting close to Jesus affected the Devil (5) 24 Given some revilement, I regret getting fag out (4) 25 Succeeded in speech, though 4 (4)

Hope you enjoy the Crossword

Sudoku Puzzle

Find the word which, when placed after the first word & before the second To solve the puzzle, each row, column and word, will form two more words. box must contain each of the numbers 1 to Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 9. Solution on page 42. 8 3

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8 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:

Value of negative doubles Conventional wisdom says that you must have at least six points to reply to your partner’s bid, but sometimes life isn’t all that simple. In today’s deal you hold a very modest seven high card points which is par for the course. You are looking at ♠ 7 5, ♥ K 7 4 3,

5

3 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.

♦ J 8 6 4 2, ♣ K 9. Your partner opens with a bid of one club and your right hand opponent chimes in with an overcall of one spade. You are next, so what is your response? Not easy. You can’t say one no trump as this would suggest a stopper in the enemy suit of spades which you manifestly do not have. You are too weak to say two hearts which

1. Mole Side 2. Slaughter Proud 3. Sleep Over 4. Sham Face 5. Bar Leader 6. Row Smith 7. Lamp Haste 8. Mad Able 9. Rose Get 10.Sale Mate

Solution Issue 08

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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters

1. CON BEES 2. ON A CUTI 3. TIN SLAY 4. REAR MIN 5. NAG LICE 6. FRALE WE 7. CAN I TAP 8. SS BLEED 9. SAUL SAT 10.MASS CAR would suggest both more high card points and a rather better heart suit as well. So you would probably have to pass, unless you happen to be using negative doubles. A double of one spade would suggest strength in hearts but too few of the suit or too little strength to bid two hearts. Incidentally, the bid also suggests strength in one of the majors which is also true in this case. However, you need to discuss the meaning of negative doubles with your

Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... partner before venturing forth. In which circumstances you use the bid needs understanding or you can get mixed up with penalty doubles or confusion about what partner is supposed to do next. In the hand above, you are really suggesting partner raises to two hearts as a sign-off or retreats to diamonds if no fit in the red major. Unless you have discussed negative doubles, your partner might think you have a much better hand.

ANSWERS 1. Fool Reading 2. Cross Proof 3. Sage Work 4. Sack Tow 5. Open Away 6. Clothes Age 7. Post Go 8. Sea Walk 9. Post Board 10.Fish Ball

Proof Fire Brush But Cast Line Man Board Card Net

ANSWERS 1. DIG TO BE 2. TOE RAPE 3. SUE POPS 4. ONION PI 5. REG CHAD 6. DOE POPS 7. CORNY RAT 8. THIS OLE 9. DINS WOW 10.LIVE BEE

BIGOTED OPERATE SUPPOSE OPINION CHARGED OPPOSED CONTRARY HOSTILE WINDOWS BELIEVE


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Pagoda Restaurant

Vol. 9 No. 09  16 - 31 January 2010

Plenty of Style and Panache

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Helmut Zimmerman, the charming, inveterate restaurateur and well known Pattaya character is retiring from his popular restaurant, Pagoda, and passing the undertaking to a new proprietor/chef team of Jens Klein and his partner Joe. This elegant al fresco terrace and restaurant is a huge hit with Pattaya’s culinary cognoscenti. Pagoda manages a successful mix between informality and smartness with luxurystyle dining without the need for deep pockets. The ambiance is comfortable

and pleasing and the menu a very nice combination of Mediterranean specialities with Northern European overtones plus a considerable Thai selection. For those who enjoy a gastronomic set menu, here at Pagoda it is priced at B.790 for 5 gourmet courses. Plus there is a whole page of weekly specials which keeps the menu fresh with new suggestions to tempt the regulars. However, the night we visited, Mick and I opted to choose from the a la carte menu. Choices are as diverse as they are plentiful and run the gamut of gourmet global cuisine. Mick decided to start the proceedings with

a cold appetiser of smoked salmon and gravalax served with horseradish, dill mustard sauce, capers, egg and onions (B.280) while I decided on an original Mushrooms Bordelaise style. Both were excellent good quality recipes with attention to detail especially the sauces with the smoked fish. Included in the other starters are warm smoked duck breast with avocado, leaf spinach gratinated with ham and cheese, home made liver pate (B.190) and a bevy of salads and soups including creamy leek and cheese, beef bouillon and a velvety soup of wild mushrooms (B.130). Chicken dishes are well represented with various renditions of stuffed breasts, fricassee and the famous French recipe, coq au vin, which was the main course Mick selected. I’m a fish lover and on chef’s recommendation plumped for poached salmon with Pernod sauce, lumpfish roe, boiled potatoes and aniseed spinach (B.290). If you are dining “a deux” there is a special menu featuring Chateau Briand for either B.790 (local beef) or B.1,150 with Angus beef fillet

plus fondue Bourguignon served with various sauces, French fries and salad. In fact, beef is a house speciality and highlights extravagant recipes from fillet steak wrapped with bacon in a red wine sauce to pepper style in a Cognac cream sauce. For veal fans, New Zealand veal sirloin, served with a morel sauce, tagliatelle and broccoli (B.520) would hit the spot.

with cheese and ham, with gorgonzola, and home-made croquettes or Zurich style with rosti potatoes and salad. From the extensive wine list we enjoyed a bottle of Valpolicello Classico Sartori at B.1250. House carafes are also available at B.415

Pork is always a popular choice and here at Pagoda is served piccata Milanese with penne and tomato sauce, breaded and stuffed

for half litre or by the glass at B.125. The dessert menu presents mouth watering options such as hot dark plums or cherries

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served with vanilla ice cream, ice cream cake, chocolate terrine served with pear, apple tart or for a flamboyant finale, Crepes suzettes with orange sauce and ice cream. Pagoda has undoubtedly found the formula to give his customers what they want and it clearly has a loyal following. The service was a little erratic the night we visited but hopefully this was just a one-off hic-up. Jens explained how he has eschewed high end pricing for realism of expectations and customer satisfaction and sincerely hopes that old customers as well as the new will visit and judge for themselves. The stylishness here is evident, the food wholesome and unpretentious and the surroundings charming whether you dine al fresco on the roomy terrace or in air-conditioned calm of the restaurant. Pagoda is located in Jomtien Complex. Open daily from 18.00 till late. Web: www.pagoda-pattaya. com. Tel: 084 55 11 880.

Dear Food Lovers, During our Christmas/New Year break we enjoyed a delicious cheese fondue at a local restaurant. I would love to make this for our family but don’t have a recipe or even a fondue pot. Any ideas? Regards, Sue. Dear Sue, fondue is more popular than ever these days. They’re simple to make and a great way to get everyone socialising, so why not have a fondue party! Here are some tips and recipes to hold a successful fondue party at home. A chafing dish warmed with a tealight candle makes a great substitute for a fondue pot. A slow cooker can also do double duty or try a suitable cooking pot or casserole dish over a warming plate. Parmesan Cheese Fondue 1 1/2 cups milk (whole or 2%) 2, 8-ounce packages cream cheese, cubed and softened 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) In a large pan, combine milk and cream cheese. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until cream cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Add Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and cayenne (if using), and continue stirring until well combined. Transfer mixture to a fondue pot and keep warm. Serve with bread cubes, veggies, and other assorted food for dipping, then for dessert why not try a decadent chocolate fondue! Chocolate Fondue 16 ounces dark, sweet or semi-sweet chocolate 1 1/2 cups light cream 1 tsp. Vanilla extract Break chocolate squares into smaller pieces and drop them into the fondue pot. Add cream (which will prevent the chocolate from going lumpy) and stir gently but constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth Use a fondue fork (or bamboo skewer) to spear the fruit, soft biscuits or cake, then dip it in the chocolate. Enjoy! If you would like to request a recipe, please email : thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com


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dining out

Dicey Reilly’s

A Touch of the Irish

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Chorus: Oh, poor old Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup, Poor old Dicey Reilly she will never give it up, It’s off each morning to the pub And then she’s in for another little drop, Oh, the heart to the rule has Dicey Reilly. A new Irish-themed pub has just opened in Pattaya and Mick and I were invited to visit recently. The name is, Dicey Reilly’s and it is the latest reincarnation from the previous Moore Sports Bar. Under the direction of an Irishman hailing from County Sligo, Cathel Brett (Cat), he makes sure “the craic” is great and the welcome Gaelic. The name of the pub is unusual so we “googled it” and were enlightened to learn it is an old Irish traditional drinking song. If you’d like to listen to it you can hear The Dubliners give it their special rendition on You Tube. It’s a great video clip full of Irish charm and atmosphere. The interior renovation retains the huge hospitable bar but with more comfy seating, fourteen TV screens, two pool tables, a new band stand which is the scene for live music Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 8.00 pm till midnight. (Lee Shamrock is also scheduled to perform). The walls are decorated with unique pictures of Celtic women whose exploits during the Viking invasion became legendary and

conferred their reputation as fearsome warriors and romantic heroines. The result is a friendly, contemporary entertainment destination with a laid-back ambiance and Gaelic vibes.

beers enough to satisfy the most discerning of imbibers. Through soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and beef stews to pizzas and deserts it’s all here on Dicey Reilly’s menu.

Cat told us that a unique forthcoming attraction will be the arrival of a 5 metre long shuffle board. For the uninitiated (like us) players use broom-shaped paddles to push pucks down a narrow court into the scoring area. The menu features good, honest pub grub with an Irish twist plus a small selection of Thai dishes, There is a variety of draft and bottled

Sandwiches feature the classic BLT, priced at B.199 with lots of other choices including sausage, egg and bacon, grilled ham and cheddar cheese, plus the classic club and warm baguettes. Dicey’s bacon and cheese burger is B.240 and pizzas range from B.199. Incidentally, all prices are inclusive of government tax with service at your discretion.

We ordered Irish beef and potato stew plus pan fried liver with bacon and onions. Both arrived quicker than an Irish smile and were served in substantial portions. Mick praised the tenderness of the beef and the gutsy full flavour while my liver serving was packed with perfect crispy vegetables and a rich gravy. Other main courses featured on Dicey’s menu include fish and chips, bangers and mash, scampi and chips, spaghetti either bolognaise or carbonara, salmon steak, cottage pie or Australian rib eye to name just a few. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of the house wine (B.130) or it is available by the carafe for B.340 plus they have a first rate selection of good labels from around the world. Kilkenny and Guiness are naturally available (also Fosters and Tetley’s draft) and an excellent original Irish cider from Co. Tipperary called, Magners. The perfect quaff on a hot Pattaya day to enjoy with a bite or two. The promotion special on the night we visited was a B.120 all-you-can-eat chicken tenders, crispy fried cod fillets, sausages, and mini pizzas. Dicey Reilly’s hadn’t been open very long when we visited and Cat let us know that more promotions are coming together with extra traditional Irish fare including an authentic Dublin breakfast. Situated directly on Second Road in full view of all, this new Irish pub will surely gain a place amongst Pattaya’s locals. Located next to Marriott Resort and Spa, Second Road, Pattaya. Open daily from 11.00 am till late. Tel: (038) 411 755 or email: diceyspub@minornet.com. Parking available in Royal Garden Plaza with validation stamp from the pub.

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

(ptmas-e0609)Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand.net, info@ ecobrand.net for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! (ptmas-c0609)DVD Boxed Sets, New Titles every week. British Comedy, Detectives, Movies & Documentaries - Delivered today! Free Catalogue, www.go2delboy. com “Free Classifieds Section” Tel 086 111 9181. (ptmas-c0609) Hypnosis & Psychology. Stop Smoking, Lose Weight Tel. 086 111 9181. (ptfas-c0008)Rolex Gents Date Watch. Gold face, gold bezel, jubilee gold and stainless steel strap. Beautiful original condition with box. Only 65,000 baht. Call Alan 087 139 1570. (ptfas-g2408)Antique Hand Carved Thai Teak Bench; made decades ago in a small Province in the far North. This distinctive piece will astound all who view it. Unfortunately, it is too bulky to work in my small bedroom and I have decided to part with it. 150L X 60D. The first to see it will grab it. 9,500 Baht. Email: sanmyn@aol. com or call Gary at 089 803 0388. (ptfa-l0809)Probably The Biggest Most Powerful Pair of Binoculars you have ever seen, Together with Heavy Duty Extendable Tri-pod. Both indistinguishable from new. Total cost over 15,000 baht. Sell 8,000 bath Call: 038 421 502. (pta-d1009) 2 x pioneer CDJ1000 MK2 TurnTables, 1 x pioneer DJM-600 PRO Mixer,2 x JBL MPro Loud Speakers,1 x Royal Pro Power Amp 1200,1 x Hard pioneer Flight case. Plus All cables and Leads. All this only 3 years old Perfect Condition and home use only. Selling as Im moving to Indonesia. For the lot 110,000 baht ono new price 210,000 PH: 087 013 5770.

Business Tool; NOKIA E90 Communicator, Brand New in the Box with Acessories, New Price in Th. 30.000 Baht, Sell for 18.000.- Call; 081 822 9968. Dupont King Size Water / Gel Bed, Used only 1 Month, Comes with all accessories, Covers, Underlay, New Price 75,000 Bath Quick Sale 32,000 Baht incl. Delivery, Installation. Interested pls call 081 822 9968. Notebook, ACER Travel Mate C215TMi/core 2 duo, 2.0 GHz, High speed, Comes with all accessories, 2 Batteries, Charger, Bag, all in the original Box, New Price; 82.000 Baht, Quick Sale 30.000 Baht; Call 081 822 9968. Sonny VAIO Notebook PCG-Z1XJP, Upgraded Blackberry RAM, Docking Station, 2 Charger, 2 New Batteries, Documentation, Bag, 16000.- Baht. Pls call 081 822 9968. Sailing dinghy for sale. Laser 13, complete with the following; sails, top cover, launch trolley/combi road trailer, life jackets, oars & more. All in very good condition. Only 110,000 Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Almost new golf set for beginner (lefty) Skymax Nr: 3,5,7,9, S,P, and putter. 5000 baht 087 100 5726. New Rawlings baseball glove (13 inch)for a lefty. 1,400 baht. 087 100 5726

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(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/profit chairing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-bb1109) Soi 8 Beach Road Restaurant & Bar Good for Farang Food, 5 Story Building Fully Furnish. Rent 35,000P/M key Money 1.25 Million/ 3 YRS. Call BB 081 147 6767. (ptmbo-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-k0809)Beach Road Soi 8 Sexy Bar for Rent. Key money 80,000/year. Rent 18,000/month. Tel: 086 512 4387.

Classified (ptmbo-j0509)Go Go Bar on Walking Street, low rent 30,000 baht/month, long lease. For sale 3.5 million baht. Call 084 109 3159. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. (ptbo-c0409)Bar for Sale. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai) (ptbo-g1009)Restaurant for Sale. In prestigious location of Pattaya, Naklua, Wongamat Beach. The shop is surrounded by Hotels, Resorts, Condos, Near Centara Mirage, Sky Beach condo, Northpoint. All equip included, 130sqm. Leasehold, Rent pcm only 7,000 baht. Sale for 1,950,000 bht (Offers Considered) Call Gianni 085 110 1161. (ptbo-g1009)Real Estate Agency all equip included, 45sqm. In prestigious location of Pattaya, Naklua, Wongamat Beach. The shop is surrounded by Hotels, Resorts, Condos, Near Centara Mirage, Sky Beach condo, Northpoint. Leasehold, Rent pcm only 7,000 baht. Sale for 850,000 bht (Offers Considered) Call Gianni 085 110 1161. (ptbo-g1009)Empty Shop. In prestigious location of Pattaya, Naklua, Wongamat Beach. The shop is surrounded by Hotels, Resorts, Condos, Near Centara Mirage, Sky Beach condo, Northpoint. Leasehold, Rent pcm only 7,000 baht. Sale for 650,000 bht (Offers Considered) Call Gianni 085 110 1161. (ptbo-b0509)For selfemployees and potential investors, Video game and retail store at good location for Sale. For more information Call 089 600 9545. (ptbo-n0809) Beauty Salon for sale. Prestigious Location City Walk (Next Royal Garden Plaza) 7 work stations, 2 massage tables, Good clientele base, NO KEY MONEY. 30,000 baht month rent. Only 1.8 million baht Call: 080 095 9002. (ptbo-m1009) For Sale Long Established Sport Bar Contact mprc@gmail.com Office for rent. Off Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 12. Ok for 5 desk spaces. 4,000 baht/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : jordygwaping@yahoo.com

A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/ hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@jomtienproperty.com Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: orchid@amari.com WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located in central Pattaya, there are 16 rooms a well stocked bar with pool table and included in the price are 20 motorbikes. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – Located just off soi buakhao, this busy bar has 4 rooms for rent as well as a staff room .The owner is relocating so this business is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – This guest house located in central Pattaya has 12 rooms , a fully fitted commercial kitchen , and fully stocked bar with pool table. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known walking street bar, this business is a turn key operation and is ready to make big money. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info (ptmbo-v1109)Bar Guesthouse 2.9 Million bht Yin Yang Bar 64/89 Soi Buakhao Tel 086 832 5939. BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 BS1033: This steak house Restaurant has just come on the market. Fully functional kitchen inclusive of all bar and furniture This business is located in south Pattaya on a busy road. Must sell quickly at the price of 5.5million o.n.o Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com (ptbo- p0209) Thai Restaurant for Sale. Urgent Sale, All Equipment included, Soi Make in Thailand Opposite Central Beach. 420,000 bht. Call 084 928 7489 or 087 050 9197. (ptbo-f0309)Extraordinary Possibility!!! Because of Moving Home Playing Machine for Sale with Company. Tel.: 080 571 4910. (ptbo-u1609)Brand new guesthouse for sale on Jomtien “ SIAM WAVE” 3 storey ,550 sqm., 14 rooms, internet, cable TV, Fully furnished, bike park, swimming pool (8x4m) , Land 844 sqm. 16,500,000 baht please call 084 867 4635, 087 915 3681 email unley@yandex.ru (ptbo-ml0409) International Bar Restaurant. Northeast Thailand For Sale! Large Restaurant, Bar Area, Pool Table, Internet, Large Screens TV’s. European Kitchen, 2 Motorbikes for Rent, Specializing Imported Food and Drink, Accomadation Above. Good Profitable Business, Law Rent, No key money, Rent paid till July 2010. 1.7 Million O.N.O Tel.: 087 868 1621. 45-Rooms + 1 BigHouse Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/month selling for 15 million Call: 081 244 6970. Restaurant –An opportunity to purchase Pattaya only original 50’s diner, complete with one of the largest collections of 1950’s memorabilia. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba. info Laundry – This busy laundry located in central Pattaya has been fitted out to the highest of standards and is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year LeasAbsolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2018 Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. We have a stunning boutique Hotel for sale (freehold) for 19.9 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP. Only the real estate is already worth more than this!!!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E- mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. Hotel for sale (freehold) for 39 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP, 34 rooms!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E- mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

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(ptmet-s2408)Thai, English and German Lessons! Bored from learning Languages conventional style? Want fast success for daily conversation? With us you can learn it for your needs, comfortable in your own home. For a free trial lesson please call 089 602 2272 or Email to timeforlearning@ gmail.com (pta-tk0008)Do you Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. We speak Thai, English, German & Duetsch. (ptmet-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (pta-te0008)TEFL Intercontinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640. Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya. We offer a variety of effective language courses and professional corporate training, including English, Japanese, German, Russian, French and Spanish. We specialize in teaching Thai to foreigners from beginner to advanced level and offer Ministry of Education Thai Competency test preparation. 3 year ED visas arranged for full-time students. Please call for a FREE TRIAL LESSONS. Located in Central Pattaya opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038 489 225-7 Fax. 038 489 228 www.prolanguage.com


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House for sale The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. 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.

Condo for Sale Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ 53sqm for 3 Million Baht discounted from 3.9M and 83sqm for 4 Million Baht discounted from 5.7! Together for 6.75 Million Baht. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 25 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht)

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Huge House for sale in Naklua area. Very close to sanctuary of truth. Located in a nice and quiet villag. 213 Talangwah with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 separate living room, 2 separate dining room, 2 kitchen, 1 dirty kitchen, 1 laundry room, 1 storage room, 9 air-conditioned. Private swimming pool, beautiful landscape garden, UBC, internet, water pump, For quick sale at 13 million baht. Call 089 607 9850. (ptm-j0309) Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 4.8 million Tel. 081 153 2422. (ptm-c0109)Bargain Opportunity. Luxury Bungalow Completed January 2007. Good location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, aircon, etc. 24 hours security. Cost 4 million baht will sell for 2.9 million baht. Parking several cars. Tel. Thai 089 669 1507, Tel. English 085 934 5411. (ptmhs-r0409)House for Sale in Pattaya with Lovely Sea View, 300 metres from beach, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool. 332tw land, A/C throughout. 25 million baht (buy direct from owner) 087 833 1719, sales@pattayahous ebuilders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, doublegarage. On 720 sqm land. THB 3,700,000. 20 km South of Pattaya, off Sukhumvit Rd., Tel. 038 436 998 Thai/Eng/ German (ptmhs-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool, sala, garden, 4 airconditioners, UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hi-speed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m / Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085 120 1414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai Beautiful Capacious 166sqm 3 bedroom House. Location in a quality community, with 24 hour security Only minutes to Jomtein Beach, Restaurants, and Shopping. Decorated and furnished to an exceptional high standard. Lovely private swimming pool & secured car garage. High end Euro kitchen & quality. A Gorgeous Home at a Bargain price of only 11.9 mb. Email: info@ pattayaoceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719.

French Style Town House Freshly painted , nice window shutters,2 bedroom 3 bathroom Air Conditioned. Very quiet secured area in South Pattaya, Some furniture included in sale. Only 3mb Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Magnificent Homes for Sale Located only minutes to Jomtein beach Rare opportunity to own a luxury home built to your specifications 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom homes From 5.9 mb. Email: info@pattayocean property.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Only 11 Million Baht. A spacious and well furnished 90 sq. wah house. Have 3 bedrooms, living room. European kitchen, private pool. Located in Soi Kao Talo, only 10 minutes drive from Lotus South Pattaya. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 pr 081 357 7491. Truly 25% discount OFF the original price. Magnificent and Fabulous Beach Side Living at a very low price. You can design and build your own house on the remaining plots. Hurry there are only 10 remaining plots left. Plots range from 520 sqm to 680 sqm. Price starts at 7 Million Baht. Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Gorgeous Houses for Sale and Investment. Absolutely all brand new houses, in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Located in Naklua Area. Only a few minutes away from Pattaya, very convenient, no hassle on driving around the city. Accessible to public transportations. Ready to move in. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beautiful Family House Very spacious house in Soi Siam Country Club, with big swimming pool in well kept garden. 3 Beds,3 baths and large lounge. Quality furnished throughout, European kitchen, high security alarm system and electric gate (only 800 meters from Sukhumvit Road) Don’t miss this one!! Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

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HS1240: This 3 bedroom property is located in Jomtien Park Villas in the heart of Jomtien. It has a European kitchen and fully furnished, land size is 564sqm, A/C, private swimming pool included. Just been reduced to 9.9million!! Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1294: This property has just been placed on the market. The property is located in east Pattaya and has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully furnished and a Thai kitchen with all appliances, 90sqm living space. Ideal first time family home 1.4million! Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1206: This property is located in Greenfield villas 3. The latest project from the developer. A very nice townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom full A/C and full furniture and Euro kitchen, small garden and opposite the communal pool. Priced at 3 million. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1181: This single storey property has just come available located in east Pattaya. The property sits on 500sqm land, 220sqm of living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, A/C and inclusive of private swimming pool! Priced at 3.8 million!!! Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down

and payments over 5 years. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931, 087 021 7014 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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House for Sale

The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this..... you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/ Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014.

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 Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! We now have a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom (125 TLW) house discounted from 15 to 12.9 Million Baht! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style home 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 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

Classified An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14.9 Million Baht unfurnished now discounted to 12.9 Million Baht including new high end furniture. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms,

three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings……examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Situated local to the ISR, furnished, quiet location but close to main routes to Bangkok & Pattaya. 3 double bedrooms c/w fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, large lounge & dinning area, European kitchen, Full AC, swimming pool c/w jacuzzi set in a well laid out private garden, total area 145sqw/580sqm. 6M Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Exclusive luxury two bedroom house in Jomtien park villa with luxury pool with Jacuzzi in tropical garden, high specification European kitchen, open plan lounge 11.8 Million, Tel. 038 723 995, www.property-inpattaya.com Brand New Two Bedroom House at East Pattaya Knock Down Price: For QUICK SALE!!! A fantastic opportunity for first time buyers or investors seeking a property at an affordable price. Newly constructed home in company name, enjoy your lifestyle. Make your dream come true!!!! 1.99 Million Tel. 038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai) European Place House for sale/rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

Royal Park Rung Ruang for sale in Jomtien area 332 sqm. Have 2 storeys, 2 beds, 3 baths, and living room, A/C, fully furnished big terrace with huge swimming pool and garden. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds ,2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool , 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

House for Rent

(ptmhr-0709) Newly Renovated Shop House Na Jomtien, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Part Furnished, Aircons thoughout, Electric Garage. Great Ocean Views 100 Meters from the beach 14,000 baht/month Phone: 087 013 5770. (ptmhr-n0009) A Beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill near Cosy Beach Hotel. 2 bedrooms & 4 bedrooms, Fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Communal pool. 25,000 baht & 28,000 baht /month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. Ptmhr-n0009) A beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 5. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro kitchen, Private Pool, Garden. 50,000 baht/month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n0009)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro-kitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 28,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.


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House for Rent

(ptmhr-r0609)2 Storey, 3 Bedroom (En-suite 1), 3 Bathroom, fully furnish, with satellite at Panchan Spa Resort, the way to Rayong. Price 25,000-40,000 short, long term. Ph. 087 039 9784 Wan or 081 833 5489 Sanoon. (ptmhr-a0109)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/months. Contact 084 164 8872. (ptmhr-a0109)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 084 164 8872. (ptfm-c1009) House for rent, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/ month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669. Newly Renovated Farang Owner Townhouse for Rent. Convenient location at Pattaya Tai, 3 bedrooms 2 bahtrooms, big living room and kitchen, with balcony and car park, fully furnished. Interested please call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmhr-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2 bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool, sala, garden, 4 airconditioners, UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hi-speed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m / Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085-1201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970.

Lovely 3 Bedroom Furnished Home with enclosed garden & lawn areas. Very quiet secured villiage with Communal Pool. Situated only one minute to Pattaya/ Bangkok hwy near crocodile farm 22,000 pm Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 086 1425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com House for Rent in Sth Pattaya. Nice clean House.2 Bedrooms with Balconies. Security System, Washing Machine A/C and off street parking. 18,000 Baht per month-Minimum-6 months. Email: info@pattayaocean property.com, www.pattaya oceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Very nice 3 bedroom house located in a very quiet small secure village in South Pattaya Only a few minutes To Sukumvit Hwy & Carrefour 25,000 pm. Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 158 0065. Beautiful 3 Bedroom Pool Villa with private pool. 3 minutes to secluded Beach. Located in Na Jomtein Only 1 minute to Sukumvit Hwy, Fully furnished 70,000 pm Email: info@pattayoceanproperty. com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. HR1203: This property is located in Jomtien. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. With full use of communal swimming pool, UBC & Internet, reasonable Garden! What more can you ask for??? 28,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1201: This large townhouse has just come available in east Pattaya. It has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, cable TV Priced at 15,000 p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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HR1184: If you are looking for peace and quiet and a small development then this is the property for you!! This single storey house has 2 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with a nice outside garden area. Hurry before this one goes too! 20,000P/M Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1193: These private 2 storey properties are located in Pratamnak. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and modern furniture, European kitchen, ADSL, UBC and communal swimming pool also inclusive of CCTV for extra peace of mind. Priced at 28,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1195: These properties are located in Jomtien in a small development of 6-8 bungalows. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL, private swimming pool only 30,000 bht p/m. short term available. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1185: This house has just recently come available and is located in Naklua. Consists of 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. priced very reasonable for this size house at 30,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1115: This property is located in East Pattaya and has just come back on the market. It is a single storey bungalow inclusive of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Euro kitchen, fully furnished to a high standard in a nice communal development. Priced at only 22,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1186: This property is located in East Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with a nice size garden and outdoor sala area. This property has a living area of 200sqm. Nice size for a family home. Priced at 30,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

HR1180: This property is located near the crocodile farm in east Pattaya. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 23,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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

A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com New 2 storey shop house units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/ kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME- 3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS


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sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433(Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quite and clean with in house laundry and supermarket by European management. Only 5 minutes walk to the Big C and Lotus Supercenter in North Pattaya. Furnished standard apartments 3,000 baht/month. Furnished air conditioned apartments 3,700 baht/month. Daily rent 390 baht with aircon. Call 089 938 6022. (ptrr-p0509) Siam Wave Hotel near Jomtien, A/C, Swimming Pool, Internet, Cable TV. 5,000 bht/month Call 084 867 4635. (ptar-n0809) At Jomtien lovely 2 bed condo, all new, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kitchen, washing machine, free internet, long term 10,000 baht, Studio 8,000 baht. Tel 080 014 1844 (Thai) 087 137 9446 (Eng), thaigerry properties@gmail.com

European Place House for sale/rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds , 2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool, 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House at Jomtien beach for rent 400 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds, 3 baths, living room, Fully furnished and European kitchen and parking. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House for rent on Jomtien. 500 meters from the beach, 3 beds, 2 baths, living room, European kitchen, beutifull furnished , swimming pool. Area 350 sqm. In the garden. 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Tiya’s Bungalows near South Pattaya Road. Traditional Thai style in wood, 1 room + shower room. 6,000/month. Charlie 080 091 6669.

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(pta-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962

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(ptrr-u1609) Thonglor Tower at Bangkok soi 18, 14th floor, 1 bed, fully furnished, 50 sqm. 15,000 baht/ month call 084 867 4635, 087 915 3681 email.: unley@mail.ru One bedroom Beautifully Furnished Apartment. Air Conditioned. Very Quiet Area in Sth Pattaya Close to Sukumvit HWY and 3 minutes To Carrefour Shopping. 20,000 Baht per month- Long term. Email: info@pattaya oceanproperty.com www.pattaya oceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. Very Busy Laundry with Rental Rooms and Accommodation for owner and staff. Excellent Lacation Central. Longterm Lease 1.5 Mil, Rent Paid til March 2010. Call 083 587 5877 or 038 720 243. Tiya’s Place Jomtien Beach Road, near Soi 12. Large studio apartments. 10,000/ month. Charlie 080 091 6669. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@PattayaOceanProperty. com Ref: POP 1085

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Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 8th Floor, Studio S3 Building, Fully Furnished, Kitchenette, Fridge, LCD TV, etc. Very Popular Complex Only 200 Meters from Beach, Good Value 890,000 BHT. (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, email : info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 30 sqm. 4th floor, Big Balcony for Swimming Pool View, Renovated with New Furniture, A/C and Kitchen Must be seen 870,000 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

Casa Paradise Condominium Soi 6 , Pratamnak Close to Pattaya Park. 53 sqm. 4th floor,Corner Studio in Need of Refurbishment with Big Balcony. You wont find a room of this size in this very sought after area at this price of only 890,000 Baht (In Foreign Name) Be Quick!! Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Spanish Place Sukhumvit Rd., Two 32 sqm. Studios Side by Side 1st floor in Need of Refurbishment only 1.2 million baht for both ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Royal Beach Condominium 200 Metres From Cozy Beach Pratumnak. 38 sqm 9th floor studio, beautifully renovated with quality furniture, LCD TV and more. Nice balcony for beautiful sea views. A lovely room in a prestige area. Fantastic bargain 1.3 mil. baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Baan Suan Lalana Condominium, 84 Sq. M., 5th Floor (Top Floor). Huge balcony for sea views, 1 bedroom with built-in wardrobes, A/C. 1 living room, fully furnished, A/C. New large kitchen with fridge freezer, 2 LCD, big screen TVs, 2 ceiling fans, etc. Just been furnished and completely refurbished to high standard with very high art deco ceilings. 2 big swimming pools, fitness centre, shop, restaurant, lovely gardens, 800 metres Jomtien Beach. Lovely living and a beautiful atmosphere. 3.5 mil. Baht . Serious Offers invited (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com

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Spanish Place (Sukhumvit Road) 32 sqm. 4th floor Corner Studio, Original Empty Room. Building Now Being Refurbished Be Quick Only 690,000 bht ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pac pattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Rimhad Condominium A1 Building, 100 Meters to Jomtien Beach, 15th Floor, 32 sqm., Renovated with Furniture A/C, Ideal for letting, Great Location for Taxis, Buses etc. Only 1,150,000 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, email : info@pacpattaya.com

View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, email : info@pacpattaya.com Absolute Bargain only 200 meters from Best Beach, a 42 sqm studio 4th floor huge balcony for Pattaya Park and Sea view, Renovated with Euro kitchen and Matching furniture, New A/C. Be very quick only 1.2 mill 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 Angket Condominium 500 meters to Jomtien Beach, 45 sqm. Corner studio, 2 big balconies. For sea view, refurbished with new furniture, LCD big screen TV, Kitchen, fridge, freezer, everything new. The building is now being refurbished and this room represents excellent value for money real bargain only 1.5 mil baht. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, email: info@pacpattaya.com


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New Angket Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com (ptmcs-g0809)Condo Baan Suan Lalana. 42 Sqm., Top Floor, Nice Views, Fully Refurbish, 1 million Baht Call 087 901 5229, 084 105 4533. (ptmcs-p1009)Cheapest Condo for Sale in Pattaya! 76sqm. only 2.32mil. completely furnished with LCD 42’ nice sea view 1 min. walk to beach @ Jomtien Call. : 081 933 2240 ask pictures pitipity@hotmail.com Superb 188 sqm condo With expansive views over Pattaya Bay & Jomtein Centrally located only a few minutes to Carrefour Rare opportunity to purchase a 20th floor Penthouse at such a bargain price 10.9 mb Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.com Thai : 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. Luxury 113 sqm one bed Condo On 17th floor of new apartment building in Central Pattaya Superbly fitted out with luxury Kitchen & bathroom 6.6 mb Email: info @pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850.

(ptmcs-j0909)Royal Green Area, Khao Pratamnak Rd. 60 sq.m. living room, 30 sq.m. bedroom. 3 condos together 90 sq.m., turn into one big apartment. Fully furnished, beautiful seaview. 200 meters from beach (up great area). 8th floor, 3 bathrooms, car parking, 24 hours security, cable, key card entry. Foreign name. 3.5 mil. baht. Tel: 080 638 2240 or 085 6975060. (ptmcs-g0109)Baan Suan Lalana, top floor, nice views, totally refurbed, nice condo – Foreign owner. 1.250 M. 087 901 5229/084 105 4533. (ptmcs-g1209)Sale View Talay Condo Project 5. Located on Jomtien Dongtan beach on fl. 21(top), very wonderful sea view and greenery view. 55 sqm. luxury fully fitting furnished. 100% perfect condition. Elegant design & very nice decoration, Beautiful guarantee! Luxury Cozy breezy & newly. 3.19 mil. by owner (foreigner name) 081 933 2240, pitipity@hotmail. com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmar keting.com/viewtalay (ptmcs-n0509)Brand New 53sqm, Sea View, 50 m. to Private Beach, 10th floor, Studio, for 5.2 MB, All inclusive! (NorthPoint) Tel. +66 829 726 335,+79 145 447 742. 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 March 2010). FOREIGN NAME. Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@ hotmail.com.

Classified (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. 48 sq meter studio unit, high floor, 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.). Unit available 2206 (22nd floor). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.1 Million Baht Each. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (pta-r0008)Condo 80 SQM. in Nova Atrium. Brand New. Furnished and decorated in high standard. 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom, 1 big living room with European kitchen bar open. TV, LCD, 2 aircon Daikin. Furniture (Decorum), big terrace. 5 min. away walking “Carrefour” and “Big C”. In new condo with huge swimming pool in tropical garden, fitness room, internet and etc. FIRE SALE. 4 million baht. T. 081 863 1076. (pta-r0008)Penthouse 720 sqm with a Spectacular Front Sea View. 300 meters from the beach, 5 minutes away from Walking Street. In the best location of Pratamnak Hill. This residence is a 360° unblocked sea view, with a golf and Buddha Hill. Large terrace (240 sqm) with huge Jacuzzi. New modern design concept, 4 beds/baths + maid room. Any room have terrace. Euro style kitchen, living 118 sqm. Fully furnished at high standard. Price exceptional at 41,000 baht/sqm. 29.9 Million Baht. Tel. 081 863 1076. http:// pattayabeachviewcondo.com (ptmcs-tw0909) 1 Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Air, Pool, Gym, Shop, Built-ins, Nirun Condo, 1,295,000 Phone 084 868 1088. (ptmcs-n1009) Free rent up to 6 months. Condo 77sqm. Wong Amat, corner balcony, Kit/Liv; bed/Vanity room. Dual entrance, shower/ toilet, suit mixed gender, F/ Furnished, INT/UBC . 3.3 ML Tel.: England 0044 7533 179825, Tukata 085 279 79 28 e-mail: The_ cestrian@ hotmail.co.uk (ptfcs-a1009) Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo. Across Beach 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Two Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. A/C. Free Cable. Near Soi 5 Immig. B1.29M Photos: email: Tayamaanpalms@ yahoo.com English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887.

Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. For only 1.3 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Condo for only 3 Million Baht. Located at Wong Amart Beach. Luxurious Studio, 53 sqm at high floor, fully furnished with built-in furniture. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 20 Million Baht, 260 sqm, two levels, with great interior designs, a spacious living area, executively decorated, breath taking sea view, just 1 minute walk to Wong Amart Beach and accessible to everywhere, good facilities are available. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

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Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 aircons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach Great unobstructed sea views to Koh Larn, Spaciously set out in 163 sqm. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 14 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach, Sea views face to Laem Chabang, Spaciously set out in 125 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 8.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach Condo for sale 125 sqm., 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For quick sale @ 7.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

Beach House(situated in the garden of a good condo d e v e l o p m e n t ) Wo n g a m a t Beach ( Immediate Beachfront) 250 sqm. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, modern style kitchen with washing machine and dryer, all sports facilities inc. Swimming pool / tennis and car parking etc.A private house with all the facilities of a condo set in a well kept private garden. Bangkok owner wants to sell quickly. (This area commands a selling price of over 26 Million Baht) Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. CS1345: This apartment is located in the Residence Jomtien. A newly renovated Studio apartment of 53sqm, Euro kitchen, A/C, fully furnished with great views of the distant ocean and city, foreign quota, inclusive of tenant for the investor to gain capital! Priced at 2.6 million. Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1321: The Avenue condo under construction as we speak and will be complete December. 1 studio available, come complete with euro kitchen, A/C and located looking over the communal pool on the 4th floor, foreign quota an investment not to miss! Price at 2.180 million CHEAPEST UNIT AVAILABLE! Call for more info 084 780 8457or by E-mail: pattaya@paradise cityproperty.com CS1248: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien in Bann Sawan La Lana. 40sqm, fully furnished, kitchenette, A/C, foreign name 1.2million! What more can you ask for? Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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CS1343: New studio apartment located in the View Talay 3, Jomtien. 48sqm over looking the grand swimming pool and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Priced at 2.85 million! Call for more info 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1138: Brand new renovation 1 bedroom apartment located in the center of pattaya, 72sqm, euro kitchen, fully furnished, A/C, a must see unit. Available at only 3.95m Offers considered! Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -723 601 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: theavenueresidence@ hotmail.com, www.avenueresidence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthai land.com, E- mail : novamirage condo@yahoo.com 1 Bed Appartment in Avenue Residence soi 15 ready to move in end of this year. Corner unit overlooking pool 3 mil. Foreign Ownership Call 083 587 5877.

ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia.. 48 sq meter studio unit, high floor, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 (25th floor) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.4 Million Baht. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ 53sqm for 3 Million Baht discounted from 3.9M and 83sqm for 4 Million Baht discounted from 5.7! Together for 6.75 Million Baht. Call Jan at 087 021 3170. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 25 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

Classified Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Splendid investment opportunity! For sale TipCondo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087 021 7014. Act quick we have the TopCorner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream, be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments….. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 9.9 Million Baht! LOWERED FROM 14.5 MILLION BAHT FOR A QUICK SALE!!! Just 1 minute walk to Jomtien Beach with a really spacious living area and an enormous balcony. The condo is completely renovated, ready to move in. A lot of facilities are available, two swimming pools, a gym and a tennis court are just examples. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love

the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087 021 7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Sea views. 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


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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 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 Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio , New Furniture design. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet 1.8 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789. Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio stuit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet wifi modem. 2.6 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile : 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium Beach front building 2 bedrrom, 2 bath Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet. Swimming pool,Fitness room. 4.9 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room 2.95 Million. Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.miragereal-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom , 2 bath 4.2 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com

Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom , 2 bath Shell unit. 3.85 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom , 2 Bath Fully furnished, 3.5 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 96 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom , 2 Bath Fully furnished , 4.4 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Low dues. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. Private Sale. Foreign name. B1.29M. English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. PRICE REDUCED: Baan Suan Lalana Lowest Priced 84 SQM in Foreign Name Sale Priced: 2,100,000 Baht Covered Parking, Near Communal Pool. Tennis Courts. Building C-1. Double wide Balcony. Just Remodeled 50/50 on Transfer Fees CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS 17th Floor Direct Oceanfront View Talay 7 (Jomtien) 86 sqm; Empty Shell on the 17th Floor. 50% now and balance upon completion of building. Jomtien Side Foreign name. Priced at: 6,900,000 Baht. Due for Completion in Early 2010 (no busy road to cross) just walk out direct to the beach in front. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Very Nice & Affordable Price!!! Furnished Studio for Sale. Special price in Nirun Grand Ville Condo, this 37 sqm. Studio on the 14th. Floor is offered at an absolutely knockdown price by the owner... a great opportunity to purchase at a bargain price and live in the heart of pattaya. 1.25 Million Call now 038 723 995 www.property-in-pattaya.com

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Northpoint - Two Bedroom Unit On Hight Floor In South Tower This is a superbly located , two bedroom unit South Tower at Northpoint, prime beachfront. The finished properties boast European kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, top-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, gorgeous swimming pools, lovely beachfront, sea views. Ref Code: NTPT0006 Sale Price 15,000,000 THB Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com Jomtien Majestic. Must be sold quickly a beautiful 30sqm. Studio just been renovated to high standard. Including kitchen, fully furnish. Must See! Reduced to 770,000 bht. In foreigners name, returning to UK. Private Sale. Call now 087 139 1539 and 087 139 1570. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale on Pratumnak hill. Stunning sea view, 127 sqm., 2 beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, furnished. Special price at 5,500,000 baht. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished , swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964. Here the waves at a 150 m2 Anaya Ocean front 2 bedroom luxury condo. Foreign Ownership at 15,000,000 bht. 230 meters, yes 230 meters infinity pool in case you like to swim long distances. 3rd floor 30 meters to the waves with great privacy, ocean sunsets, security, and maintenance in a truly ultimate setting. Also 30 condos at Nova Mirage and Nova Atrium less than 2 years old from1,600,000 bht which will net an 8% rental return. A new 2 bedroom 75m2 condo at The Urban for 4,900,000 under foreign ownership on floor 7. A 54 m2 studio at Jomtien Plaza for 3,100,00 under foreign ownership on floor 13. Brokers are welcome. Call 081 001 0820 or email lonballard@ live.com for photos.

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Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmcr-0109)Royal Park Luxury Apartments, 2 luxury Penthouses for rent short term. Private rooftop swimming pool. 30,000 & 35,000 per month. Check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com, call 086 111 7414. (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (pta-2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433(Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptm-n0009) Condo for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 4, 80 sqm., 1 Bedroom, 1 Living room, Fully Furnished. 12,000 baht/month. Phone: 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 12,000/month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845. 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail : info@pacpattaya.com 9-Karat 12th floor near Carrefour. 32m2 Fully Furnished 7,000/month Call: 081 244 6970.

Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht / Month, LCD TV, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. 30 % Discount on Daily Rates. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: novapark@loxinfo.co.th, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, Email : novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1200: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartments located in Pratamnak with fantastic views of Koh Larn island. All complete with full furniture, European kitchens, Free Internet.200sqm and your own private elevator to the apartment!! Only 50,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 50,000 P/M view http://www.pattayaproperty.biz/index.asp to view pictures or call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1196: 1 bedroom apartment for rent located in S2 Jomtien Beach on the 9th floor with 68Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great sea views only 18,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1101: Studio apartment located in View Talay 2 on the 12th floor, Pattaya side, and 37 sq, m fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. Priced at 12,000p/m for 12 month contract. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

CR1176: Studio apartments located in Pratamnak, short and long term, fully furnished, internet available for 6 months lease, European kitchen and full A/C. 14,000 Per month call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1133: Newly renovated in Nova Mirage a studio apartment of 44sqm, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Internet available, 42’’ LCD. All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 15,000p/m and short term available. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: This unit has just come available again and is located very close to Walking Street!! It is a 1 bedroom of 51sqm, modern furniture, European kitchen, Wi-Fi internet and fantastic roof top terrace and swimming pool. A must to view 22,500 per month!!! Call for more info before it’s too late!! 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Studio 46 Sqm, Modern Furnishings, roof top pool. 2 mins. to Nth Pattaya Beach. Nice view, comfortable living. 23,000 Pm. Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty. com (Ref.POP 1080)

Classified Studio Condo 32 sqm.Central Pattaya. Fully furnished Air conditioned, Quiet area, communal pool. Only 15,000 baht per month minimum 6 months. Email: info@ pattayaoceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Great 2 bed, 2 bath condo Only 2 minutes to Carrefour 7th floor corner unit with lovely views, fully furnished Absolute Bargain at 23,000 pm Or sale at 3.9 mb Email: info@pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Best Quality beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 80,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/ Month. This is just one of our many units available in NORTHSHORE Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,000 Baht per month! What more can you say? If you would like a ‘Five Star’ lifestyle with the yachts and all….this is your apartment. There are no better building amenities anywhere. Two swimming

pools, tennis courts, squash courts, weight training gym, the list goes on and on…..and don’t forget their first class gourmet restaurant with Dim Sum on Sundays! This is just one of our listings in Ocean Marina. For a total overview of our listings contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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

Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. A.D. Condominium Penthouse studios room. Communal swimming pool, 24 Hr Security. Quick sale 1.3 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio, 44sq m Brand New Furniture. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet. Baht 15,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio, sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room 15,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.miragereal-estate.com Nova Mirage Wong Amat Beach Luxury studio unit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet ,wifi modem. 16,000/Month Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.miragereal-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio ,LCD T.V. and Refrigerator, Internet cable line in charge 12,000/ Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium BeachFront building 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet..Swimming pool, Fitness room. 28,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com

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Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury Penthouse,2 Floors, Sea view unit.1 bedroom and 2 bath. LCD T.V. European kitchen, Internet wifi modem. 23,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com View Talay Villas home 1 bedroom and 1 unsuited bathroom plus private swimming pool, 45,000 baht per month short term and 40,000 long term 6-12 months. Also have a. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Pattaya side. Seaview Condo. 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. B8,500 monthly English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished, swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for rent on Pratumnak Hill Jomtien, 120 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, full A/C, 5 minutes to the beach. Special price 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

Land for Sale

(ptmls-n0009) Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364.

Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 baht Tel. 081 576 0035. Email : countryproperty@loxinfo. co.th, www.countryproperty services.net BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email : countryproperty@ loxinfo.co.th, www.country propertyservices.net 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 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. (ptls-n0809)Land for sale on south pattaya, 319 sq. wah, between Suksabai Villa and Soi Kophi, 17,000 baht /wah. Please call 087 132 3765 (English) 087 743 0831 (Thai) email. : norriemiddleton@ hotmail.com Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 million per rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.

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Fax: (038) 374535 Land for Sale. 20 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, only 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road and 70 meters from the main road, perfect for small housing project. For quick sale, grab our cheapest offer, only 500,000 baht per rai. Nothing cheaper than this! To view please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, 7.5 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, next to the main road in soi, perfect idea for a big house suitable not only for a big family, but for small family as well. For quick sale, we’re selling it for only 1.5 Million Baht per rai. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for investment. For quick sale, only 8 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 for viewing. Land for Sale. Beach front, in Baan Chang area, 3-4 Rai per plot, price started from 5 Million Baht only. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 2 Rai in soi Wat Yan ( Budha Mountain ), 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, we’re selling it for only 2 Million Baht. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/ Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th 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 E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th 32 Rai on a hill near Phoenix Golf Course with nice sea views, ideal for a housing development. 550,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/ Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th

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 E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development 038 231 931 or 081 634 2915 Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or Email to premier@loxinfo.co.th


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Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut trees-absolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buycall to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 Rai Beachfront land in Jomtien for 25 Million Baht/ Rai. If you are looking for land to build a beach front condominium or a small scaled up class housing project this is it! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087 021 3170. FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087 021 3170.

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

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(ptmsp-g0109)Travel Visas from 10,000 B. Translations 175 Bht/page. 084 105 4533. (ptmsp-p2208)Learn Thai/English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-vp0109)Visas Plus – births, marriage, certified translations, passport renewal, English first language, 038 757 527, 087 804 3943. Next door British Consulate Jomtien Soi 5. Lloyds Co., Ltd. (pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885. We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations - Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaocean propperty.com, E-mail info@ pattayaoceanproperty.com

Classified (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptmsp-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptmsp-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptmsp-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783. Do You Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun, Easy and Effective Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native eligible, professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment. Call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. *Email: thankful.knowledge@gmail. com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal)

Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@hotmail. com. Visit their website www.skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai) If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: info@ssallinone.com (ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/recushion, etc. Bought and sold/ profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0509)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info

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Job Wanted

Im a Filipina Looking for a Job as a nanny or housekeeper full time or part time around Pattaya or Bangkok, pls. call at 084 561 2566. We are moving and therefore our maid, who has been working for us the last 3 years, is now available. She’s very reliable, works hard and shows own initiative. She can cook both western and thai food and she’s excellent with children. We can strongly recommend her. She prefers to work in Naklua area. For further info, please contact: Lisa 086 143 2 895.

Job Vacancies

Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. Experienced sales/marketing person wanted A long established hotel and serviced apartment company is looking for an experienced sales/ marketing person with good computer and English skills. Please send resume and expected salary to: scan_tours@ yahoo.com UPVC Thai sales person wanted. call 038-378302 for interview. We need a responsible person to oversee our kitchen as well as sharing in the regular cooking activities. English is appreciated but not essential. Call Aniruth 081-817-0170 or E-Mail rsvp@greatrib.com English or Thai speaking Plummer, Electrician, Roof tiler wanted, Phone 089 058 4509. 5 young ladies to train as good maebaan/ cooks in good quality English and Thai. Household Ta Praya Area, Sakeaw. No experience necessary, 3 months start 1,000 as weekly + full Phone Eng 089 058 4509 Thai 084 958 6569. We are a property development company now urgently!! Looking fr Foreigner Sale Manager, who has experience in real estate business, Sale Exclusive, and Assistant of Marketing. Male or Female, Thai nationality, Excellent in English language and good command of computer skill. Contact : nana@heightsholdings.com or 038 364 877.

I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239. Required for Restaurant in Pattaya. Russian speaking PR person and Hostess, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@ gmail.com Required for travel Agency in Pattaya. English speaking ticketing person, must have knowledge for computer ticketing, such as Amedeus, Galileo or something similar, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com Required Sales Person for Light Fitting Showroom. English speaking Sales Manager fro Light Fitting Showroom, must have interior designing knowledge, good salary and commissions for theright candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41. Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager.Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai. Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal (ptfjv-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.


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Job Vacancies

Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya.We are regularly looking for qualified and experienced Native Instructors of all major languages for both inhouse and corporate training in Pattaya and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV/resume and details to: prolanguage. recruitment@gmail.com Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Full-time Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, EnglishDutch-German-Italian-FrenchJapanese-Chinese-RussianKorean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02250-0072 www.Prolanguage.co.th Internet Company is looking for a telesales, administrative officier, age 20/35. Education : college or university. Sales-driven, selfmotiveated and well organized. Computer literacy such as word, excel and PowerPoint. Familiar

with telesales, any experience about selling advertising space on the internet is welcome 9.00 till 17.00 (4 or 5 days a week only) Good salary plus commissions. Information 082 493 8526. 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 We are a property development company. Urgently, looking for Accountant staff/ Male/Female, Thai nationality. Qualifications: must have knowledge in accounting taxation, good command in speaking and reading English Contact: Please send CV to pui@heights-holdings.com Tel 038 364 877. Heights Holdings Co.,Ltd. Is a real estate development company focusing on luxury residential development. We are now looking for Foreigner Sale Manager who has experience in real estate business. Please submit your resume with full details of qualifications, experience, portfolio current & expected salary. Call 038 364 877 Email nana@heights-holdings.com or Ticha@heights-holding.com

We are property development company. Urgently, looking for Accounting Officer. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Good knowledge in tax accounting program quick book and Express etc. Must have good command of English Please Contact : Pui@ heights-holdings.com Tel.: 087 150 2801. Maid for Condominium. I am 30 years old. I live in Thailand 7 years and speak Thai. I am looking for a lady age 18-30 take care my condominium on 26th floor. Pattaya Beach road soi 9. This job is open to Thais and other nationalities. Salary is 40,000 baht every month. I can pay you every day. Harry 086 109 5020. We require a Sales Person / Office Administrator for our Real Estate sales office.Applicant must be a Thai national and speak English with computer skills. Experience in real estate is preferred but not essential. Great salary plus commission. Contact 084 866 6 010. Volunteer Work Permit available. If you don’t mind volunteering 6hrs. a week, you can live in Thailand free of charge and hassle. call 085 388 1577 email: jdlsimons@yahoo.com

Travel

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

Ford Ranger Pick up 4 doors 4x4, Must be sale quickly!! 2.9 diesel, 2003, silver, 5 speed, loaded with extras including detachable rear, carryboy, full main agent service history, immaculate, all round condition farang owned only 350,000 baht all best offer call 087 150 4845. 2 hp Mariner/Yamaha 2 stroke outboard engine, used very little hence in good condition. 11,000 Thbt. For more details contact Mike, Tel. 089 095 2309. (ptmvs-c0007)Awesome Vehicle on Sale. Toyota Tiger 3.0 High Output Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, 7 foot high!!! Air bag, ABS, C.D. Huge chrome alloys, loads of extras, 160,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned for 5 years. Immaculate condition. Only 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539. (ptmvs-r0007)Volvo S60 Turbo, New Design 2005. 50,000 km, black. Full options. First hand, like new. 1 million baht (new 2,450,000 baht). Tel. 081 863 1076. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. (ptmvs-d0709) Honda Black Super 4 (400cc) Great Condition, new chain, sprockets and tyre, Low km’s 55,000 baht ph: 087 013 5770. Suzuki bike: electric starter, tax paid till March 2010, 79000 km good condition 6000.- Tel 084865 1355. TOYOTA Vigo Hilux Diesel 4 Years old, Manual Shift, Clean, One owner 2 door truck 325,000 baht (OBO) English (ptvs-m1009) Mitsubishi Lancer Glxi Automatic 95,000 B Call 086 002 6762.

Pets

Urgently need loving safe home for 2 months puppy. I have nursed her broken leg to good as new she is a joy. If can help please call 085 284 7731. Persian Cat for sale. many colours and age to choose. please call 087 612 5721. Shiwawa 1 year old, brown color looking for girlfriend please call 081 945 7241. Registered/register able (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee Tia is a very Tiny English Bulldog. She is registered with AKC and should grow to be around 3-4 lbs. Call Caryl for more info email brownphillip67@yahoo.com Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081-983-4182 Kim

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Excellent Countdown 2010

Famous Thai star visits Woodlands This year’s ‘Seven Day Countdown’ seemed to be much better than previous New Year events, with better spectator organisation and traffic control that did not see a single fatality on New Year’s Eve. Nightly entertainment and fireworks, for each of the seven nights leading up to the final pulled in a lot of visitors to Pattaya, and it included beauty contests, celebrities and singers that continued after midnight. Full marks to Pattaya City Hall and all those associated with the New Years Eve “Countdown 2010.

Woodlands Hotel and Resort Pattaya’s management had the pleasure to recently welcome popular celebrity Poy Treechada Malayaporn while on her last visit to Pattaya. Seen here General Manager, Stephan Bringer (1st left), K. Poy Treechada (middle) and Assistant to Managing Director, K. Alisa Phanthusak.

Café Royal’s Charity Fundraiser

Over 100 patrons filled the restaurant to enjoy the delicious buffet dinner, organised by the ‘Thais-4-Life’ charity group and the ‘Le Café Royale’s’ General Manager, Mr. Thomas Kalb. Entertainment came from well known British singer M/s Jo Francis from England, plus popular singers and comediennes, Miss Jason and Maisie Trollette, who were all very amusing. With plenty of entertaining performances and the minimal fee of 490 baht for the dinner, this was an excellent charity evening, based on giving to the needy in our community. The M/c and auctioneer for the evening was David Kerridge and the 131,000 baht raised will be donated to the ‘Baan Jing Jai Orphanage’ at East Pattaya.


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A Memorable New Year Countdown ‘Music of a Thousand Nights’ at Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Sheraton Pattaya Resort was the location of a packed out gala dinner and beach party to bid 2009 farewell and countdown to New Year 2010. Guests had such a great time with the resort’s stylish and elegant setting, wide varieties of fine food and wine, polished entertainment performances, multiple prize draws and DJ Seed’s dance, and were enthralled all the way through to the spectacular midnight fireworks over the Gulf of Siam and well into the new decade. It was indeed a memorable night for everyone.

January Meetings for PILC

On Tuesday 6th January the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) held a unique barbeque lunch at the ‘Diana Garden Resort’ in North Pattaya. This is to be followed on Tuesday 19th January by a coffee morning at the ‘Polo Escape’ Club’s playing fields, south of Pattaya. As this is some distance from Pattaya, transport will be arranged; - (Contact Khun Alvi or Connie, who are organising this interesting trip).

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

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