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attaya travel operators have given a firm thumbs down to the Public Health Ministry’s call for mandatory health insurance for all tourists travelling to Thailand. The proposal has now been referred to a committee for further study and recommendations. The final report is expected in September.

It is no secret that the government would like such a scheme – provided it can be made to work. About two and a half million foreigners appeared at Thai hospitals last year, but a small minority was unable to pay, which resulted in a financial burden for the institutions. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of all foreign visitors are uninsured or have inadequate cover. The problem is acute in the Pattaya area. The state-run Banglamung hospital estimates that unpaid bills from foreigners amount to at least two million baht a year. Total costs nationwide are in the region of 70 million baht annually. The biggest costs occur when uninsured foreigners are hospitalized following an emergency such as a traffic accident or heart attack, although surgery is unlikely before payment of a hefty deposit or the tendering of a financial guarantee.

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News Massage scam exposed under bed Tourist tricksters devised a plan to give three Indian men a sexy massage whilst an accomplice hid under the bed waiting to steal the contents of the men’s trousers once they were otherwise engaged. The Indian tourists met three beautiful girls in on South Pattaya Road and were persuaded to go back to a rented room on Sukhumvit Soi 40 for a sexual encounter. Unknown to the men, a crafty ladyboy was hidden under the bed, her deft fingers anxiously waiting to rifle through two pairs of pants once the Indians were stripped.

The men did not notice anything amiss immediately after the massage, and the girls drove them back by motorbike to South Pattaya. Then they discovered that their wallets had been emptied of more than 150,000 baht. Police later set up a stake-out and captured the thieves when they repeated the deception with other victims. Police said that clients of this illicit group were told to pay in advance for their services so they that they would have no reason to open their wallets at the conclusion of the horizontal leisure pursuit.

Police raids on niteries continue Banglamung civic officials and police descended on entertainment venues on Walking Street and Soi Buakhao in search of illegal drug use, underage drinkers and licence irregularities as the crackdown on boozedriven crime continues apace. In some establishments Thai nationals were told to provide

urine specimens for analysis. Some 15 men and women were escorted to the police station for an in-depth chat. One club owner had fled the scene before the police marched in and turned on the lights; he is being sought by investigators as the paperwork from the city authorities was found to be incomplete.

Laundryman has lucky fall

Gambling debtor is knived

A 25-year-old Burmese man wearing only a sarong made a heavy landing when he fell from an upper floor onto the pavement in front of a convenience store on Soi Buakhao. The Myanmar national was taken to hospital with only moderate injuries.

A man stabbed twice in his torso and right arm was found by police groaning on the ground on Soi Wat Tai Hee. Covered in blood, 34-year-old Prawit Klao Kleamng was rushed to Memorial Hospital. Shortly afterwards, Weerapong Chomtawon calmly walked into the medical facility and announced that he was the

A security guard at the nearby Welcome Hotel heard the commotion and recognized the injured man as an employee in the hotel’s laundry department. It was conjectured that the man was drunk and fell from the hotel rooftop. Police found no clues on the roof.

Semi-naked Russian wanders in forest Banglamung police were summoned to a wooded area in Banglamung in response to reports that a nude woman appeared and disappeared among the trees. Police found a Russian woman with bruises on her legs and wearing only knickers. When police covered her with a blanket, the woman rejected assistance

and escaped into the forest shouting in her native tongue. She was eventually discovered and taken to Banglamung Hospital for observation and treatment of her bruises, thought to have been caused by her stumbles. The Tourist Police were asked to follow up on the case and inform the Russian embassy.

knife wielder and was very annoyed that Prawit had not repaid a gambling debt of 1,200 baht. Weerapong said that during an argument in a bar, there had been a fight with broken bottles, after which he stabbed the debtor. Weerapong said he was giving himself up before influential friends of the injured man took their own revenge.


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News A real queen visits Alcazar Cabaret Queen Nomsa Eunice Matsebula of Swaziland, together with two crown princes and 20 royal advisors, visited the Alcazar transvestite show where they were welcomed by Pawin Petchtrakul and his management team. The queen said she had enjoyed the show very much as there was nothing quite like it in southern Africa.

1st Lucky Winner of Dine ‘n’ Fly Campaign at Hilton Pattaya Suprada Kritayapong has won the top prize—a trip to Singapore--in Hilton Pattaya’s Dine ‘n’ Fly with Hilton Pattaya campaign. The prize includes return airfares for two, two nights’ accommodation and daily breakfast at Hilton Singapore. Seen in photo (left to right) are Peta Ruiter, the hotel’s director of Business Development, Suprada, and Markus Hesse, assistant manager, Food & Beverage, Hilton Pattaya The promotion, which runs through the end of November, is open to all those who spend 3,000 baht

at a Hilton Pattaya restaurant, eforea: spa at Hilton, or on in-room dining. Guests may win trips to Hilton Singapore, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing,

Hilton Shanghai or Conrad Seoul or a THB 100,000 worth of rooftop party at the hotel’s restaurant and bar Horizon.

Dusit Thani wins award Cartoon Network Amazone to treat disabled at Horseshoe Point Able the Disabled riders will compete at Horseshoe Point on July 20 in bids to win trophies sponsored by Cartoon Network Amazone. Riders will either carry coloured flags and collect six matching discs, or answer six questions. Adept riders of Horseshoe Point will compete in a cross country ride finishing

Chatchawal Supachayanont, general manager of the Dusit Thai Hotel in Pattaya, congratulated the team of food and beverage chefs who won prizes in the annual Challenge Cup awarded by the Thai Chefs Association. There were over 500 competitors from Cambodia, Israel, Burma, Taiwan and Turkey as well as from Thailand.

Pattaya Marriott wins Excellence Award Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa has won the Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, a major international travel site. The award is presented to establishments that maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by a minimum number of travelers on the TripAdvisor website over at least 12 months.

up with a jumping speed class round. Less experienced riders will be asked questions and ride an obstacle race. The fastest of the day in each category wins a trophy. Cartoon Network Amazone, which opens its waterpark in Bang Saray next year, also will present a surprise award ceremony. The public is invited to the event which begins at 11:00 a.m.

Aquatics Academy launches one-stop shop for swimmers Thanyapura Aquatics Academy has become a one-stop shop for swimmers of all ages and performance levels, according to Robert Hauck, president of the Phuket business. He noted that work on the mind-body barrier is also underway via Thanyapura’s Mind Centre, while the cutting-edge Integrative Health Centre tailors athletes’ diet and training regimes from the DNA level on upwards. “We have swimming-specific strength training with leading strength and conditioning coaches in world class facilities,” he went on to say, “but beyond that, there’s a positive effect on a diverse range of people of all ages and abilities, from aqua-babies to overweight executives, Paralympic athletes,

autistic children, underprivileged Thai children, rehabilitation from injury, Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS) students, and even Olympic Legends.” The Aquatics Academy also offers swim training in a non-sporting context as Thanyapura is the only lifeguard, CPR and first aid training facility in Phuket providing certification programs all year round. The lifeguard training programme also offers free swimming lessons to underprivileged children in the community every Saturday morning via the Coconut Club organization. The Thanyapura Aquatics professional team includes Anna Jones, swim school manager; Randy Simon, head coach, and Chris Gaffney, age group coach.


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News Pattaya’s vegan campaigner explains Eric Bahrt, a long-time Pattaya resident and champion of animal rights, has defended his stance following an interview with the Bangkok Post. Eric, a contentious letter writer who draws vociferous criticism, says he has converted many people to vegetarianism but his critics make more noise. “McDonalds and KFC have billions of dollars behind them and I can’t compete with that, but to get letters published in the press you don’t have to be connected or have power.” Last year, 62-year-old Eric, who was born in America, was the subject of an editorial in Pattaya Today.

His basic concern is the suffering that billions of animals must endure annually to become meals for humans. As a young man, Eric was a meat eater until he was driving his motorbike in the Philippines and got stuck behind a truck stuffed with live pigs destined for pain and plate. For the past 30 years he has campaigned vigorously, always on his own, for the vegetarian lifestyle. “Like slavery, snuff taking and cigarette smoking, meat eating will eventually die out,” he predicts, “because it’s wrong and dangerous for your health.” Although Jewish, Eric is

sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. He has also contributed many articles and letters on subjects as diverse as the evils of American presidents and the threat of a new world war. “When I see something that’s unfair to animals or humans, I speak out as it’s my way of being useful and hoping some people will connect with it.”

Blue Sky launches condo Thavatchai Sachdev of Blue Sky construction hosted a party inaugurating The Cruz Grande Caribbean, the company’s 30-storey block with 464 condominium units. Thavatchai said that there was still plenty of scope for quality real estate in Pattaya and that sales were extremely brisk at their first project in Pattaya, Grande Caribbean Condo Resort on Thappraya Road.

Youth ambassadors ready to promote

Foreign arrivals still jumping up The Tourism Authority of Thailand projects that the growth in foreign visitor numbers will continue to escalate next year to around 28 million, an increase of seven percent from the current year’s estimate of 24.5 million. Income from this market is expected to grow from 1.14 trillion to 1.32 trillion baht during 2014. Domestic

tourism is also seen growing by about nine percent to 700 million baht. The findings were presented in Bangsaen after a five-day annual workshop for tourism officials. It is believed that some of the growth is likely to be generated because competing destinations are facing problems. For example Japan and China are caught

up in territorial disputes, and violence in Egypt is scaring away visitors to Cairo. Thailand is benefitting from the Russian and Chinese markets which are believed to be full of potential. But some officials warn that any outbreak of street violence in Thailand, caused by unpopular government policies, could see a halt to the country’s booming tourism trade.

Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Ruemkijakarn hosted the championship finals of the 2013 Youth Ambassador Awards designed to find the very best young people to represent the city at business and promotional events. There were 10 teams who had to give presentations on Pattaya Past and Present, Business

Management for Tomorrow and Getting Ready for ASEAN. The youngsters were also assessed for acting, dancing, speaking, team building and overall general knowledge. The team from Srisuvit School was the overall winner; Assumption College was runner-up. Cash prizes and trophies were distributed.


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News POLI CE Need to act out crimes The popular Thai police tactic of parading suspects before the cameras for them to re-enact their alleged crimes is not found in many other countries. Police say the public has a right to know. Besides re-enactment shows how criminals operate and is a deterrent too: people who watch it are less likely to become a victim. Against the practice is the danger that it pre-judges the guilt of the accused and leads to pressure being put on alleged perpetrators to “agree” to being filmed whether they are content or not. Only people who have pleaded guilty are asked to do the media scenes. A few years ago the police said they would ban re-enactment. It’s time to have another look at the issue. Death penalty still on statute Just because no executions (now by lethal injection) have taken place in Thailand since 2009 doesn’t mean to say the practice can’t be started again. At least one person a week is sentenced to death in Thailand, most of them linked to the southern insurgency violence. 2012 was actually the first year that no convicts in the ASEAN consortium were judicially put to death. The growing distaste for the death penalty is probably linked to the international research that the poor are much more likely to be executed than the rich as the former can’t afford the best legal representation. Sure car is locked? Police are warning motorists nationwide to double-check their car doors are locked, when parked in public places such as department store lots, after they found thieves exploiting a signal flaw in electronic car key remotes. Widespread reports have been received that thieves are using remote controls of their own to jam the locking mechanisms of vehicles when motorists go to lock them. If anyone is pressing the button of another remote-control key whilst a car owner is using his own nearby, then the car may fail to lock as a result of the signal disruption. This can be the case even when the two keys are not from the same maker. Apparently the best security is to double-check your car by pressing the door handle even after you have used the remote. Another crackdown Banglamung authorities have ordered yet another crackdown, this time in South Pattaya, to ensure that bars and clubs are closing on time. In practice, this means that the entertainment plazas must turn out their lights at 2 a.m. or not long afterwards. This explains why Walking Street is in darkness earlier than usual for the time being. Seems odd that the police are doing all this checking at a time when the tourist season is at its annual lowest. A likely case of Amazing Thailand once again. If it’s any comfort, the authorities are said to be even stricter in Phuket. Now you know Police arrested three Myanmar nationals who allegedly smuggled nearly 9 kilos of heroin, worth 59 million baht on the street, into the country. An inspection of their luggage found heroin wrapped in foil which police suspected was used to try and avoid checks by x-ray scanners at use at all border points and airports. Now we know about another criminal ruse that doesn’t work.

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Critics argue that these concerns won’t be settled by a compulsory travel insurance scheme. “These low-cost policies mostly cover loss of luggage, plane crashes and maybe minor ‘holiday’ complaints. But they certainly won’t cover inpatient treatment, which is where the main problem is,” says Adrian Morgan, an insurance underwriter for Lloyds. He adds that the maximum age for even minimal cover is often 65. “Thailand would risk losing the ‘grey’ market which forms a large part of its tourist market, particularly from

Europe. I think the government needs to be careful before it throws out the baby with the bath water.” Another concern is that the government has not been clear whether the proposed policy would apply to long-term residents, including the many thousands of foreigners currently living in Thailand on one-year retirement visas. When the subject was raised recently at a Pattaya Expats meeting, there was general agreement that members were well aware of the dangers of living here uninsured. “Eventually the premiums become prohibitive

Ministry chugs ahead with trains Whilst the 2-trillion baht borrowing bill is still proceeding through parliament, officials in the Transport Ministry are ploughing ahead with feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments on the electric train project involving four routes. The proposed route from Bangkok to Rayong, starting at Bang Sue and stopping at Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Pattaya, is estimated to cost 101 billion baht. A consultant has been hired to conduct the planning studies. Critics of the scheme say that high-speed trains never break even in any country which has them and require heavy subsidies. The proposed Bangkok-toRayong route is one of the less controversial as there is a widespread feeling that the Eastern Seaboard city needs a direct and speedy link to the metropolis. Also the expanding U-tapao provincial airport would benefit enormously from a direct high-speed connection to both Pattaya and Bangkok.

Joint naval exercises end

Sri Lankan scammer A 38-year-old Sri Lankan national, Sumil Udayakumara, has been arrested after three fellow nationals claimed they paid over a million baht to him to get work in the Pattaya area. On arrival with tourist visas, the men were locked in a shabby room in Central Pattaya and given nothing to eat. The plight of the men was brought to police attention when the men complained to a neighbour that they had not eaten for days. Police were waiting when the accused returned to the room to solicit more money for a real job. Low railings again A Russian tourist fell to his doom after falling from the sixth floor of a Central Pattaya condo. He was said to be enjoying himself with friends when the accident occurred. The case illustrates yet again that many of these “leaping” deaths are in fact accidents brought about by people leaning on insecure or low railings in high-rise blocks. Many people say there is a need for statutory regulation about protection on condominium blocks. Passport ladyboy Following a frisk on Beach Road by police who were investigating a claim by a tourist that his wallet had been stolen, a ladyboy was taken to the station and ordered to strip. When he removed his underclothes, a total of eleven farang passports came fluttering down from his bra and panties. Asked to explain, he said that he had been thrown out of his flat for not paying the rent and was carrying his personal effects around pending a new abode. Amazing Thailand A body left for dead in a hospital room was taken to a mortuary slab to await the arrival of relatives to arrange hygienic disposal. No sooner had the corpse’s brother arrived than the body gave a low moan and promptly sat up in a dazed state. The family has now been reunited in a live state. Apparently hospital porters picked up the wrong body in the hospital ward, mistaking Bed 11A for Bed 11B. Police said that fortunately no autopsy had been ordered.

The Gulf of Thailand was the scene of a joint exercise of the Thai and Malaysian navies. The training was designed to strengthen the bond between the two ASEAN partners. The maritime project is held once every two years with each country alternating as host.

for old guys,” says William Stubbs, an American expat. Barry Kenyon, a former British embassy officer with substantial immigration-related experience, said “I doubt whether the proposal will be adopted as it stands. It could so easily turn into a scam that forces foreign visitors to purchase health insurance at travel agencies and airports, only to discover that they aren’t covered when a significant problem arises. That would create a lot of negative publicity for Thai tourism when there’s plenty around anyway.”

Navy marksmen aim to raise funds

A marine rifle shooting championship was held in early July in connection with the annual HRH Princess Chulabhorn Cup. The goal was to raise money to fund a shooting range at Navy headquarters and to lift the spirits of service members.

Mystery corpse floats in the sea

Marine police were quick off the mark after spotting a bobbing object in the sea off Wongamat Beach. It was discovered to be the dead body of an unknown man, aged about 30 and wearing only sweatpants. There were no injuries to the body and he had been dead a day or two. Local fishermen said it was likely that the man had been murdered or maybe had accidentally fallen into the water. It is hoped that an autopsy will shed light on the matter.

Human excrement thrown by rival A Thai garment seller reported to police with a video clip that every morning a neighbour passed his house and threw human faeces at the windows or doors. Tawewat Somboonawin, 37, said he was a vendor at the main South Pattaya market, opposite Chaimongkol temple, and was astonished to confirm it was another clothes seller who was the party guilty of this very annoying and smelly habit. Police interviewed Somboon Nhongai who confessed that she had been having arguments for years with Tawewat and decided to take matters into her own hands by becoming a flying dung expert. She was fined 1,000 baht and told to clear up the disgusting mess outside her neighbour’s house. She also promised to keep the excrement to herself in future.


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Sattahip hosts anti-drug day

As a contribution to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Sattahip Council initiated an antidrugs campaign to illustrate the danger of illicit substances to youth.

Mayor outlines Pattaya’s future Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome set out a 36-month, 15 billion-baht development plan covering 13 strategic projects. They include a beach reclamation project, environmental improvements on Koh Larn, a ring-road, traffic tunnels under Sukhumvit Road, and massive water- and refuse-improvement plans. The plans will require government financial support. Itthiphol said that the spending was necessary to enable Pattaya to become the Riviera of Thailand and to prepare for the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community.

Another Cream and Fudge arrives

Program honours His Majesty the King The Royal Thai Police has organized a new set of lessons at Photisamphan Pittayakarn School to show respect for the King as Father of his people. The course will include lectures on awareness of, respect for and admiration towards the royal Thai institution.

Arunya Boonkliew, general manager of GFA Corporation, hosted the opening of the Cream and Fudge Pattaya branch at Central Center Big “C” Pattaya. This is the 14th branch in Thailand and there are many special offers on the ice cream flavours which include Mocha Fudge Temptation and Green Apple Peach Parade.

Pan Asia Hash in Pattaya

CAT seminar promotes harmony

A CAT Public Telecom Company seminar encouraged employees to work in harmony as a team to reach effectively the goals of the company and to serve the needs of the customers.

The 2013 Pan Asia Hash, organized with Thong Thai Travel, attracted 3,500 participants from several Asian and European countries as well as the United States. The starting point was the Royal Twins Hotel in Pattaya with a circular route extending to Sukhumvit and heading to Baan Sukhawadee. Proceeds went to the restoration and development fund of Pattaya public sector schools.


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News Students urged to save electricity Egyptian crisis noted The military coup in Cairo has got bar flies around town talking about the lessons for Thailand. Whilst another coup here is unlikely for the seeable future, the Egyptian putsch shows that one can still take place, apparently successfully, in a deeply divided country. Also, Morsi had hand-picked the general in charge of the army before the president was quickly denuded of his political office. Sure, there are differences between the Egyptian and Thai situations. There are similarities too. The world’s a balloon Ripley’s World Pattaya is said to have invested 80 million baht to introduce a balloon ride, the Sky Rider, which features a large tethered helium balloon, 72m in diameter, which can carry up to 30 people and ascend 150m above the ground for about 15 minutes. The service offers passengers a 360-degree view of the city. It’s just one of the many attractions offered by the company, including Haunted Adventure and Scream Dark. Hope it’s not as frightening as they are! Airline Updates For those who want to know which is best, Emirates has been named the world’s best airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2013. The achievement, based on 18 million customer surveys, covers satisfaction on matters such as check-in procedures, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages and staff service. Qatar Airways, winner in 2011 and 2012, came in second, followed by Singapore Airlines. Incidentally, Air Asia was named the world’s best low-cost airline. There’s more at www.worldairlineawards.com Ambassadorial lobby missing No sign yet of the promised descent into Pattaya of the 18 or so top diplomats who converged on Phuket last month to give the provincial governor a ticking-off about all those nasty tourist scams operating on the island. Phuket residents say there’s still no sign of any improvement there, so Pattaya’s petty criminals can relax; their days of ripping people off are not yet over. Until the Thai authorities nationally and locally recognize that foreign tourists are an entity who must be respected and not treated as prey, we are unlikely to make a lot of progress. What travelers want The next time they are having a re-think about facilities at Suvarnabhumi airport, they might glance at a new international survey which actually lists the facilities most desired by passengers around the world in their dreams. In order of preference they are a cinema, sleeping pods, library, park, vanity area, children’s play area, pool, gymnasium, man-made beach and bikes. Mind you, it would be necessary to arrive really early for your flight to get the most out of some of them. Pattaya taxis At first there were just six yellow taxicabs allowed in the city as an experiment. There are now said to be over 100, some of which are parked regularly on Third Road and outside the Avenue Mall. In spite of initial fears, the sleek yellow limousines don’t seem to be much of a threat to the baht bus collective because their drivers spend huge amounts of time chatting with each other rather than looking for fares. Don’t expect the meter to be used. Bargain your way as best you can. And the best of luck! Thailand-Cambodian visa Many overseas Thai and Cambodian embassies are now offering a joint tourist visa which allows you to spend up to 60 days in each country. But it does not include the facility of double entries, so once you leave the country you can’t come back on this particular visa. Many people assumed, once you bought the visa, that entry would be free at airports and border posts. But a reader tells us he was charged US$20 on entry to Cambodia just as if he didn’t have a prior visa anyway. So what’s the point? Successful Brits Topical TV has just finished filming for the UK terrestrial Channel Five a three-hour documentary (three one-hour segments) on British expats in Bangkok and Pattaya who have been successful here and made a positive mark for themselves or for the community. The programme Brits in Bangkok will be aired in UK in September and October. Cynics say they never knew there were that many successful Brits in Thailand in the first place. It should be interesting to see who they are. Smoking skull We are continually being reminded of the cultural differences between Thais and farang. At a recent exhumation and mass cremation of more than 100 long-dead corpses in a local graveyard to make way for new arrivals and to allow their sprits to rest in peace, the skeletons were laid out in rows and the bones carefully cleaned with toothbrushes. One of the volunteers placed a lighted cigarette in the jaws of one long-dead man before he joined the funeral pyre. No law against smoking after death, eh?

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Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome hosted a Savings Diary project at Pattaya School Number Two on the occasion of the provincial electricity authority’s 53rd anniversary. Students were encouraged to be economical with electricity and to use it with caution and safety.

River awareness highlighted The Banglamung district officer hosted a seminar on Preserving Nature and Improving Rivers for the benefit of 100 youths who had volunteered to plant Copperpod and Trumpet trees to improve the environment in the area of the river at Ban Phu Sa. The event, organized by the Department of Water Resources, was designed to illustrate to today’s youth that they could help in the battle to save the environment by using the precious commodity with care and by keeping rivers pure and healthy.

Prison receives musical gifts

Pop star Lek Carabao and 100 Immortal Bikers have donated several musical instruments to improve the social life at Nong Plalai Remand Prison near Pattaya. The instruments, worth 400,000 baht, were bought after concerts were held by the bikers to fundraise. Lek said that he had heard that many prisoners were proficient in music but lacked any instruments for practice and performances.

International bakery at Royal Garden

With highlights including the best 10 coffees from the United States, Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya hosted the third International Coffee and Bakery Exhibition. There was also a competition to see who could draw the best coffee in an imaginative setting and an interesting display of coffee seeds from around the world.

Dengue outbreak could pass 100,000 mark Thailand’s Health Ministry has initiated a major campaign nationally for a million volunteers to eradicate mosquitoes in residential areas, schools and temples whilst urging the general public to destroy breeding grounds in or near their homes, especially stagnant water in pots and bottles in their gardens. In the past week there have been more than 5,000 new infections

with six deaths as the disease spreads in northern Thailand. Dr. Opas Karnkavinpong, deputy director general of the disease control department, said July and August were peak months for dengue and attempts are being made to keep the number of infections below 100,000 cases. Patients with two days of flu-like symptoms, especially

if accompanied by high fever, should seek immediate medical treatment, Dr Opas said. Death is more likely to occur in the most vulnerable elements of the community, particularly among young children, the elderly and those with immunodeficiency disorders. In spite of many ongoing tests, there is still no reliable vaccine against dengue fever.

Hotel construction deemed unlawful The local community on Pattaya’s Soi 17 are up in arms about the construction of a Boutique Hotel which, it is alleged, is causing environmental problems with large air conditioners that leak, allowing muddy water to accumulate in the area. It has also been claimed that the building does not comply with the 1979 Construction Act since it has too many floors and is not far enough from the road. The local authority has ordered all construction to stop, otherwise City Hall reportedly has the right to demolish the building. A court had previously issued a constraining order whilst the legal technicalities were checked, but construction apparently continued.


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Khiri Voyages to take first Thai tourists into space Space tourism is now a reality for Thai tourists. Bangkok-based Khiri Voyages has been appointed as exclusive Thailand agents for the Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), which held its Asia-wide media launch in Hong Kong on July 8. The first flights into space will be late this year or early 2014.

SXC says that space travel is no longer the exclusive domain of governments. It is now coming into reach for private individuals and organizations. SXC will facilitate space adventure travel for Thai nationals who book through Khiri Voyages, which has an introductory Thai language website up at www.spacevoyages.asia. After booking through Khiri Voyages, Thai space travelers undergo training in the Netherlands, which includes a flight in an L-39 Albatross jet and the unique Desdemona simulator, which generates a gravitational force of 3.3G.

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July 4th celebrated with American Wine Dinner

Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

eve n t s cal en d ar ABLE THE DISABLED FOUNDATION RIDER’S FUN DAY Date: July 20, 2013, Saturday Venue: Horseshoe Point Pattaya

Guests were into a treat of classic American dishes with a modern and exciting twist and sustainable wines from Fetzer Vineyards for a Fourth of July celebration at Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Andres Ballesteros of Fetzer Vineyards flew in from Mendocino County, California, for the occasion. On hand also was Ross Edward Marks from Central Food Retail Company. Spencer, the hotel's chef, and his team created a 5-course menu of beef, foie gras, lobster, pasta and quail to go along with the wine at Elements Restaurant.

Anantara Vacation Club opens first purpose-built club resort

Activities: Presented by Cartoon Network Amazone, Able the Disabled riders and Horseshoe Point riders will participate in a series of activities on Saturday, 20 July, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Show Jumping speed class, Obstacle Race, Amazone Mystery Tour. Come and enjoy the morning’s activities and cheer on the riders. For more information: Horseshoe Point Tel 038-253-500

THE 5TH BANGKOK IMPORTED CAR & USED CAR SHOW Date: July 20–28, 2013 Venue: Challenger 2-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani Activities: The 5th Bangkok Imported Car & Used Car Show is the most prestigious used car show in Thailand, as being a medium for those end users to search for their best quality car brought by the authorized car dealers plus hundreds of used car sellers all over the country in order to promote and stabilize the value chain of the Thai Automotive Industry and to enthusiastically stimulate the Thai economy as a whole. Apart from that, luxurious premium cars and super cars are also displayed and ready for sale. Mon-Fri 12:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-21:00

Anantara Vacation Club, a shared ownership concept launched in 2010 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, has opened Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao. The new resort is 15 minutes from the airport.

For more information: Grand Prix International Tel 02-971-6467 www.bangkokusedcarshow.com

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MIRAGE BRIDAL SHOW & WEDDING FAIR 2013 Date: July 22–23, August 2–4, 2013 Venue: Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Pattaya’s only marina-front lifestyle boat show Activities: Find everything to plan your perfect wedding under the “Lost World” atmosphere with various themes such as Thai, Western, wedding at home, or romantic wedding on the beach. The Mirage Bridal Show and Wedding Fair 2013 will be held on 22-23 July from 11:00 to 19:00 at Ground Floor, Central Festival Pattaya Beach and on 2-4 August from 09:00 to 19:00 at Mirage Grand Ballroom, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information: Sales Department Tel 038-301-234 ext 4164, 4173

PATTAYA FOOD & HOTELIERS EXPO ‘13 Date: August 8–10, 2013 Venue: PEACH, Royal Cliff Hotels Group

The Rotary Club of Bangkapi installed new officers at its installation dinner at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok. The event featured a Broadway performance, Summer Blossom, by actress and singer Kristen Evelyn Ross. Guests included HE Anil Wadhwa, ambassador of India to Thailand, singer Chin Chinawut Indracusin, representatives from the Sister Clubs RC, Sae Suwon (South Korea) and RC Lopburi, as well as more than 130 Rotarians, spouses and guests from as far as the Philippines and Korea. The new president is Direk Hora, who replaces Suchitra Hiranprueck.

Activities: The 7th edition of Thailand’s biggest hospitality art competition and showcase will run for three days with diverse activities and workshops for the hospitality industry. This year, 18 national teams will strive for the world’s best chef team at the event’s Pattaya City Culinary Cup – Thailand’s largest international culinary competition. Other competitions include The Pattaya Hospitality Art Competition, Pattaya Signature Drink, Housekeeper & Spa Competition, and much more. For more information: Event 9 Marketing Tel: 02-186-8919 www.pfhexpo.com


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Marriott Resort & Spa host an Argentinean BBQ wine dinner

By Mick and Di The Food Lovers

A gastronomic wine dinner at Marriott Resort & Spa featured the culinary skills of their executive chef, Luis Zamora, and a selection of wines from the Santa Julia Winery. This prestigious and leading exporter of Argentina’s wines is sited at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the vast desert province of Mendoza. The Santa Julia branding is under the umbrella of their famous makers, Familia Zuccardi. The assembly of wines were chosen and provided by Ross Edward Marks, vice president of wines and spirits for Central Food Retail Co. Ltd. The evening commenced with a pouring of Santa Julia’s sparkling wine “Extra Brut” and continued with their celebrated “Fuzion” range featuring a Chenin blanc Chardonnay, Shiraz-Cabernet and culminating in the serving of Malbec, a medium-bodied wine with a hint of spices. Chef Luis’ culinary skills produced a quartet of vibrant salads including a super fresh rocket and Parmesan cheese, potato and salmon, four beans and a flavoursome Greek salad bursting with feta cheese and big squashy black olives. The BBQ area was ablaze with the sights and aromas of chorizo, beef rib eye, pork tenderloin, pork ribs, lamb chops, boneless lamb legs and turkey breast. The accompanying sauces were eclectic and creative. We particularly enjoyed the garlic aioli, chimichurri (a garlic and parsley sauce that always accompanies grilled steaks in Argentina) a remoulade plus the red wine and green pepper sauces. An Argentinean caramelized flan served with a vibrant raspberry coulis brought the evening to a sweet conclusion.

Hilton hip-hop a hit DJ Tohmo rocked Horizon last weekend with his hip-hop, electro and progressive sounds. Guests enjoyed a night of energetic grooving under the stars at Hilton Pattaya’s rooftop restaurant and bar on the hotel’s level 34, replete with enticing drink specials and the perfect view.

Hotel Promotions Complimentary Shuttle Service from Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit to Sheraton Pattaya Resort From now to 31 August 2013, guests of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit can travel in style with a shuttle service to our sister property Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Simply make a reservation for both hotels and enjoy a complimentary one-time round trip transfer. Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is located in the heart of Bangkok's business and entertainment district with a pedestrian sky bridge link from the hotel entrance to the BTS Asok SkyTrain station and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, and a few steps from the MRT Sukhumvit subway statio. Rates for a luxurious Deluxe room start from just Baht 6,500++ per room per night. Less than two hours’ drive from Bangkok, Sheraton Pattaya Resort is located on a cliff headland, overlooking the Gulf of Siam. The resort enjoys a fabulous beachfront location with unsurpassed views to Coral Island and beyond. Rates for a Garden View room start from just Baht 5,500++ per room per night. For reservations or further information, please contact the reservation team at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit at (66) 2649 8666 or email reservations.sgs@luxurycollection.com and Sheraton Pattaya Resort at (66) 3825 9888 or email reservations.pattaya@starwoodhotels.com

For hotel promotions please email press release at lifeandleisure@pattayatoday.net


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Centara congratulates new Tourism minister Supatra Chirathivat (second from right), senior vice president, Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels & Resorts, presents bouquet to Somsak Phurisisak on his appointment as Minister of Tourism and Sports. On left is Kanokros Sakdanares, Centara corporate director of Marketing Communications; on right is Prachliur Pinkarn, the resort’s manager of Analysis and Strategy.

Hunny welcomed at Centara Grand Pattaya

PEACH hosts Network 21 Leadership Seminar

Wuthisak Pichayagan (right), executive assistant manager for food and beverage of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, presents bouquet of roses to television anchor Hunny (Chonpansa Narula) during her stay at the resort.

‘Believe’ was the theme of the Network Leadership seminar at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) last week, where more than 2,000 delegates were inspired and empowered by a series of talks. A highlight of the three-day conference was the presentation of a tree planting certificate to Sodsai Treesuwan, regional event director of Network Leadership Ltd., by Cristoph Voegeli, general manager of Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

Grand Texan style “Eat all you can” Bar-b-q, Every Saturday and Sunday from 6 pm. Only 395 ß +vat

All other days open for International and Thai Cuisine from 8.00 am - 11:30 pm

HOT SUMMER PROMOTION 20% off everything except set menu

Dusit Thani Pattaya helps children Arum Chaisomsri and Arwuth Tiampakdee (fifth and third from right, respectively) represented Dusit Thani Pattaya in donating items to make Braille paper for visually-impaired children at the School for the Blind. On the same day, the hotel also brought bottle tops that it collected and will be useful in making artificial legs for disabled kids at the Father Ray Foundation. The visit is a regular part of the hotel’s CSR initiatives in Pattaya and upcountry. Such works help underprivileged children, temples and hospitals in need.

Japanese Travel Agent FAM Trip Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa recently welcomed Japanese Travel Agent FAM Trip to Benihana. Seen here is Jakkrapong Chantura (second from right), sales manager, with the guests enjoying the Japanese restaurant’s teppanyaki show.

Holiday Inn Pattaya supports race Holiday Inn Pattaya organized HIPY Rally Racing, a coral reef rehabilitation activity for the shores of Tueyngam Beach, Sattahip. Fifty hotel staff members participated in the event.


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HAPPY HOUR at our pool bars

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Hilton Pattaya welcomes Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand

TV stars at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

The Ambassador of Australia to Thailand, H.E. Mr. James Joseph Wise (center), was welcomed on his visit to the Hilton Pattaya by Peta Ruiter, director of Business Development (left) and Philippe Kronberg, general manager (right).

Actors filming a TV series on location at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya seen here flanking Pattamon Mekavarakul (center), hotel assistant general manager. The actors (left to right) are Kong Saharat, Sririta Jensen, Anne Thongprasom, and Tik Jesadaporn. The series, Yah Leum Chan will air later this year on TV 3.

Prince visits Amari Orchid Ice Saranyu (fouth from right), dubbed the Smile Prince of Thailand, is welcomed to the Amari Orchid in North Pattaya by Brendan Daly (fourth from left), hotel general manager, and his team. Ice was scheduled to perform in concert at the hotel’s Aranda ballroom.

BHP trains police

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya trained local police officers on the basics of helping victims in accidents and other emergencies. The first rescue project, called Basic Life Support & First Aid Training, was provided to police in Pattaya, Banglamung and Sattahip.

Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong helps plant trees Wilawan Chiammanasombut (middle row, fifth from left), general manager of Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong, and Chaianan Sutthikul (middle row, sixth from left), mayor of Kathu, Phuket, helped plant 150 trees at Tessaban 1 Kathu School to help preserve and enhance the environment.

SUNDAY - THURSDAY 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM More information, please call 038 933 888


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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Khiri Voyages to take first Thai tourists into space >> from L1 The space flight itself takes off using a horizontal runway either in the Mojave Desert in California or from Curacao in the southern Caribbean Sea. The XCOR Lynx Mark I or Mark II space jet flies to 192,000 feet (58.5km above Earth). The engines are then switched off. The aircraft's momentum then propels it to 338,000 feet (103 km) above Earth where a state of weightlessness occurs. At the highest point passengers can float in the space craft and see the curvature of the Earth. The Lynx then returns to Earth with the space traveler experiencing 4G atmospheric re-entry forces along the way. The Lynx makes a horizontal landing. The entire trip takes approximately one hour. Only one passenger flies in the Lynx with the pilot. When ready, passengers can choose to take off and land either in the Mojave Desert near Los Angeles or at Curacao. If from Curacao, the space passenger will be able to see the curvature of the Earth all the way from Cuba to Brazil. "We already provide exclusive travel experiences such as Antarctica, deluxe safaris in Africa and trips to the Galapagos Islands for the Thai market," said Willem Niemeijer, CEO of the Khiri Travel Group which includes Khiri Voyages, a specialist travel company offering unique global (and extra-global) travel to

Thai nationals. "But Space is truly the ultimate experience." Niemeijer said that SXC provides all the necessary training and equipment, nevertheless, Spaceflight passengers have to be brave and fit. "As the SXC team say, 'This is no picnic!' " The cost per trip is approximately

4.2 million baht (US$135,000). Exclusively for the Thai market, the price includes the training mission to The Netherlands and the space journey from the spaceport in either Curacao or the USA, business class flights from Bangkok to both destinations, transfers, and deluxe accommodation for two people.

Additional modules of pre-flight training, such as zero-gravity flights, are available at extra cost, if the space traveler wants to subscribe to these. SXC, a private sector company, comprises of a team of aerospace and business professionals with a passion and expertise for Space travel. They are dedicated to the

development of Space travel as a commercial means of transport. They see aerospace as a logical extension of terrestrial tourism. To find out more, visit the Khiri Voyages special Thai language Space travel website at www.spacevoyages. asia, email: sxc@khirivoyages.com or call (+66) 2-950-7134.

Hotel Promotions Celebrate Thailand Mother’s Day with Amari Orchid Pattaya Show mum just how special she is with a fun-filled family getaway in an idyllic beachfront location for ultimate pampering and retail therapy at Amari Orchid Pattaya. Amari Orchid Pattaya – Package from 11,430 Baht Treat mum to a relaxing break in Pattaya. Full of pampering extras, this package includes a complimentary 60-minute signature Mood Massage and 20% discount of further treatments at Breeze Spa, a free room upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean view room and many other great extras. The perfect choice for discovering lifetime memories with mum. This mother’s day package is for 2 nights and available from 9 to 25 August 2013 subject to availability. For bookings, please visit www.amari.com

Three different ways to see Chiang Mai with Centara Visitors to Chiang Mai have three different accommodation styles if they stay with Centara, with the choice of a city centre hotel, a Lanna-inspired resort in a garden setting, and a peaceful resort set in its own extensive parkland with mature trees and a lake. All three hotels currently have special rates and other benefits. The award-winning Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa has a package between now and 31 August 2013 in which three consecutive nights in a Lanna Deluxe room are priced at a total of Baht 8,900 including service and tax, with breakfast for two people and a one-hour aromatherapy massage at Spa Cenvaree also included. Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai has a Last Minute offer available between now and 17 August 2013 in which a Superior room is Baht 1,235 plus service and tax, with breakfast for two included in the price. For a relaxing stay and also acting as a perfect base to explore the lush countryside of the province, Away Suansawan Chiang Mai has a Last Minute offer between now and 17 August 2013, in which the starting rate is Baht 1,200 plus service and tax for a Standard Garden room, with breakfast for two included. Wi-Fi is free of use in the room, and there is complimentary use of boats and water bicycles on the lake. For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext 1 or e-mail to reservations@chr.co.th

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explore TripAdvisor chooses top tourist spots

TripAdvisor™ has selected 1,263 sites in 39 countries as winners of its Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards. The selections, based on millions of reviews and opinions that travelers posted on the TripAdvisor Web site, include landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks around the world. Bangkok’s Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) as well as Chiang Mai’s Wat Phra That Doi Suthep were among the top 21 Asia Landmarks winners. Other Thai sites in the top 20 were Hellfire Pass Museum in Kanchanaburi; Lumpini Park and Safari World, both in Bangkok, and Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin.

Top 10 Thailand Landmarks 1. Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) 2. The Grand Palace 3. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) 4. Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) 5. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 6. Jim Thompson House 7. Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) 8. Phuket Big Buddha 9. Wat Rong Khun 10. (Wat Saket) The Golden Mount For the complete list, visit http://th.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice-attractions

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LUNCH SET 4 course meal

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EVERYDAY 11:00AM – 2:00PM More information, please call 038 933 888

Mick & Di The Food Lovers

L’Arc

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A tip of the chapeau to Lydia and Christophe There’s a lot to love about L’Arc, the bijou bistro owned since 2010 by Christophe and his partner, Lydia. These two French nationals, with a passion for their country’s cuisine, have successfully put this small French restaurant firmly on Jomtien’s gastronomic map. Tucked away in Jomtien Complex amidst the nightlife of this vibrant part of town it sits with natural French reserve confidently dressed in its new raspberry and black décor awaiting its diners. Chef Christophe (Chris) hails from Paris and Lydia from Lyon, together they make a formidable team that keeps these tables turning. Classic French food with a capital “F” is the passion here at L’Arc. Front of house Lydia meets and greets with such charm and hospitality it is hard to believe you haven’t been friends for years. Recently revamped it now reflects that inimitable French talent of elegant simplicity. Terrace dining is the popular option but for a more intimate experience the interior offers a cool, chic alternative. Mick and I chose to dine al fresco and whilst sipping on a glass of the house Chardonnay (B.130) browsed the pan-Gallic menu. It is so packed full of good things that you’re planning a return visit before you’ve even ordered! Terrine campagnarde maison, soupe Vichyssoise (hot or cold), frog legs in a garlic parsley butter sauce, roasted Camembert with honey, foie gras terrine, it all

screams Parisienne bistro fare before that ubiquitous word “fusion” was ever conceived. For starters, I chose “a special” for that evening, smoked duck sandwiched with Saint Marcellin cheese and encased in a springroll type pastry while Mick felt compelled to order the French quintessential hors d’oeuvre, snails in garlic butter and parsley. I loved my flaky pastry cigar tubes of deeply smoked duck offset by the ever-so slightly salty cheese beautifully presented on a mixed salad with the addition of walnuts and raisins. I leaned over and dunked my bread into Mick’s buttery garlic emulsion and cannily secured a slippery snail before they all disappeared. Exploding with French butter, garlic and parsley it never fails to produce the obligatory ‘mmmms’. Lydia then served us a

portion of their signature foie gras terrine du chef. The Rolls-Royce of all terrines it was decadently smooth and literally melted in the mouth bursting with rich flavours and that special sweetness from the addition of the prunes. We loved it. It was now time to turn our attention to the main courses but before that I should tell you about L’Arc’s 3-course degustation menu which is a daily changing event reflecting the changing seasons and caprices of the chef. On the night we dined it offered chicken liver mousse followed by rabbit chasseur with a tiramisu dessert to finish for B.460. For our main courses we chose sea bass fillet with tapenade (B.360) and a demi coquelet au vin (half chicken coq au vin). Amongst the other best sellers is the perennially popular rabbit simmered with mushrooms and wine (B.360), the 3-hour lamb shank, veal kidneys in mustard sauce and the premium Aubrac beef flank steak. Our dishes had now arrived and

with another glass of house Chardonnay and Shiraz/Cabernet for across the table. The sea bass was from France (naturellement) and had that unmistakable cold water zing while the tapenade sang with French olives, garlic and anchovy paste accompanied by spinach and garlic mashed potatoes--it was a delight. Half a chicken smothered in a rich, winey, garlicky sauce accompanied by dauphinoise potatoes–it all just cries out (in French) to be savoured and enjoyed. We were by now fully sated but just couldn’t toddle off into the

night without a taste of Lydia’s chocolate mousse (B.180). Filled with 65 percent cocoa and cream it was a richly decadent affair. Other desserts are the celebrated tarte Tatin, chocolate cake with crème Anglaise, lemon ice cream with vodka and of course one of the most famous deserts, crème brulee. Lydia and Christophe have revved up this charming neighbourhood bistro to a new level with careful sourcing, ungreedy pricing and an understanding of their customers. Come here to enjoy the ambiance and cuisine of a Parisienne bistro tucked away in the Jomtien Complex. Close your eyes, listen to the language of your fellow diners, savour the food and transport yourself to an arrondissement of Paris where the food is paramount and the ambiance creates a relaxed joie de vivre.

L’Arc

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NOODLE AFFAIRS Salad+Noodle selections +Dimsum+Desserts

THB 390 NETT

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F&B Promotions Noodle Affairs at Ming Xing

Tasmanian Salmon and Wild Tuna

Noodle lovers: Be prepared for the upcoming noodle affairs at Ming Xing Restaurant, Cape Dara Resort with 24 noodle selections to fill up your appetite during lunchtime. The meal would start with salad appetizer followed by unlimited servings of noodle of your choice, then wrap up the meal with a dessert. Noodle Affairs runs daily until 30 December 2013 from 11:00 pm – 2:00pm for only THB 390 nett/person.

at The World & Ginger Restaurants

For private room or table reservation, please call 038-933-888.

Venison steak It’s time for game @ Flames Restaurant Game meats are now in season. From now until end of July, you are invited to discover harmonious dishes from the forest at Flames restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya from grilled rabbit with wild rice and mushroom sauce, venison steak with pepper sauce accompanied by caramelized shallots and mashed potato, and spicerubbed grilled ostrich with roasted vegetables. Prices start at only THB 460++ (subject to service charge and VAT). Flames is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.The restaurant opens daily from 19:0022:30 hrs. Call to reserve at (038) 301 234 ext. 4272.

Very Berry @ Vistas Lobby Lounge Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya Throughout the month of July 2013, our pastry chefs invite you to drop by at the Vistas Lobby Lounge of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya to discover their berry inspired cakes such as green tea berry cake, very berry tart, berry Pavlova layer cake and merry berry lemon cheesecake. The prices are just only THB 120++ per piece. Vistas Lobby Lounge located in the Main Lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm. “Special buy 1 get 1 on all cakes during happy hours between 07:00pm to 10:00pm” For more information or reservations, please contact (038) 301 234 ext. 4280

The world is your cheesecake Numero Uno: the bakery at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, the perfect setting for hanging out with friends and family, or even an informal business meeting; at any time of day; now tastes even sweeter. Choose from a decadent array of cakes, including: cheesecake, Oreo Cake, Thai Tea Cake, Banana Sun Dried Cake and Blueberry Cake, to name but a few, for just THB 95. Alternatively, enjoy a light, delicious, breakfast of croissants and freshly brewed coffee. You can also sip some tea whilst biting into a delicious pastry when visiting us. Numero Uno also accepts special orders for cakes. For more information please contact 038 412 120 or faceboom. com/NumeroUnoPattaya

The World & Ginger Restaurants at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld invite all fish lovers to enjoy the Tasmanian Salmon & Wild Tuna with Free Flow of Australian Chardonnay & Chilean Sauvignon Blanc buffet throughout July 2013. Tasmanian salmon and wild tuna from the deep blue sea will be served in various styles of cooking or raw, including slow roasted salmon with salsa verde and citrus, ahi tuna with foie gras and red wine sauce, Cantonese style braised salmon head with tofu, and Teriyaki salmon just to name a few. The buffet includes a free flow of Australian Chardonnay and Chilean Sauvignon Blanc for only THB 1,490++ per person. Available every Saturday night from 6:00 to 10:30 pm.

EVERYDAY 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM More information, please call 038 933 888

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Mixology – the newest addition to Pattaya Today’s Life & Leisure section – features the art and science of preparing mixed drinks.

Original Singapore Sling Ingredients 1 oz Benedictine 1 oz Cherry Brandy 1 oz Gin 4 oz Club Soda

For more information or reservation please contact dining reservation at 02 100 6255 or email at diningcgcw@chr.co.th

How to Mix In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, Benedictine, and a cherry brandy. Stir well. Strain into a Collins glass almost filled with ice cubes. Top with the Club Soda and stir well.

Blood & Sand Cocktail at Havana Bar & Terrazzo Relax and unwind with a premium cocktail throughout July at Havana Bar & Terrazzo. Delight in a delicate mix of premium Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth (martini), liqueur (cherry brandy), grenadine and orange juice. Discover this special creation at only THB 275 net, in our unique and relaxing atmosphere. Live band plays 6 days a week and live acoustic, by guitarist Adam, plays every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hi Club membership card for Havana Bar & Terrazzo is available for purchase offering great privileges, discounts and special offers. Sip your favorite drink and sink in your favorite atmosphere at Havana Bar & Terrazzo. Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located at beach front, North Pattaya (in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya).To make a reservation please call 038 725 555.

South African Weekend at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya’s ‘South African Weekend’ will be held at Horizon and Edge restaurants on July 20 to 21. Guests can taste South African delights prepared by South African native and Horizon’s executive sous-chef Shaun Venter, selected wines from the Graham Beck winery and enjoy a special night with a famous South African DJ, DJ KingSize. Bookings will be essential for all the unique events. For more information or reservations please dial +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: pattaya.info@hilton.com

Rib eye steak Meat Lover! @ Cabin Grill Restaurant Throughout the month of July, we offer you ‘Meat Lovers’ as our chef ’s recommendation with the combination of rib eye steak served with an Idaho baked potato and assorted garnishes with your selected sauces of Bearnaise sauce, mushroom sauce, red wine sauce or curry sauce. ‘Meat Lovers’ will be served with a glass of red wine. Price is only THB 620 net. Cabin Grill is located at the 2nd floor of Royal Wing @ The A-One Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road between Soi 2 and Soi 3. Open daily 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. For more information, please call (038) 259 555 ext 4232

For food promotions please email press release at lifeandleisure@pattayatoday.net

Glass Type Highball/Collins Glass Category Cocktails

Martini Ingredients 1 2/3 oz Gin 1/3 oz Dry Vermouth How to Mix Stir with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with twist of lemon peel or olive. Glass Type Martini Glass Category Martinis

Screwdriver Ingredients 1 1/2 oz Vodka 5 oz Orange Juice How to Mix Build in ice filled highball glass and stir. Glass Type Highball/Collins Glass Category Cocktails


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BBQ SEAFOOD BUFFET

A variety of fresh seafood, international cuisine, and desserts

THB 899 NETT

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The Lebanese Palace Lebanese cuisine enjoys a worldwide reputation for its richness and variety and now it can be enjoyed at the new Lebanese Palace on Third Road, Pattaya. The Palace is owned by Nader and Anwar Alhadi, both professional chef/restaurateurs, so who better to bring their native gastronomy to Pattaya than these two Lebanese brothers. This is a unique restaurant offering authentic cuisine rooted in geography and history and not affiliated to any other restaurant in Pattaya. The night we visited the evening was a hot, humid 33 degrees so we elected to dine inside in the cool of the air-conditioned restaurant. On another evening though it would be a pleasure to sit out on the terrace to dine al fresco amidst the brightly coloured electric trees. This is an informal Lebanese restaurant, buzzy, busy and popular with politely efficient waiting staff, the male contingent sporting a rakish fez.

An extensive range of fruit mocktails, fresh juiced shakes and juices, coffees, teas and Singha beer are served but if you are partial to glass of wine you can gratifyingly bring your own bottle and no corkage will be charged. A fantastic array of dishes makes for exciting reading, we wanted almost everything but restrained ourselves. From various renditions of creamy houmous (chick pea/sesame seed/garlic paste) through shawarma (shredded lamb), tabbouleh (cracked wheat mixed salad) to chicken, fried kibbeh (minced meat combined with pine seeds and wheat) to a myriad of delicious grilled meats

all evoking the mysteries of Arabic cuisine with prices from only B.110. Incidentally, all prices are net and service is left to your discretion. A popular mode of eating in Lebanese restaurants is the “mezze” way (similar to Spanish tapas). There are literally dozens of dishes here, both hot and cold, that could make up a dinner mezze. What is ultimately chosen is of course to the whim of each individual. We elected to order the mixed selection of cold starters (B.300) with extra plates of vine leaves, lamb liver, falafel, an Arabic spicy salad and the restaurant’s signature bread. As our chosen dishes started to appear it became evident that there is a presentation wizard in this kitchen. Each dish was beautifully decorated with the bejeweled colours of fresh vegetables,

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studded with olives, pine nuts and scented with heady olive oil and herbs. The mixed starter consisted of a creamy, garlicky houmous, a wonderful moutabal giddy with smoky mashed aubergine infused with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, pomegranate juice and olive oil. Fattoush is a traditional mixed salad, healthy and delicious mixed with crisply fried pieces of flat bread. The tabbouleh was super-green, zingingly light and herby exhilarated with piquant parsley, various herbs and cracked wheat. The bread is a must; these big, freshly baked pillowy puffs of flat bread are just perfect for tearing and dipping into the rich,

smooth pastes and a natural accompaniment to all the flavours. Dark, luminous green vine leaves stuffed with fragrant rice and herbs, spicy falafel (vegetarian patties of chickpeas and spices) and spiced lamb liver which prompted the only cavil of the evening as we thought it was a little overcooked for our taste. We should have specified how we wanted the liver grilled, so do inform the staff of your preferences for the amount of cooking. We nibbled on the complimentary fruit plate and lingered over an espresso cup of (delicious) Lebanese tea which brought to a close our Lebanese mezze dining experience.

Hardcore meat eaters do not fret. This menu abounds with platters of carnivorous cravings. The house mixed grill (B.375) offers juicy lamb chops, boneless lamb, shish tawook (charcoal grilled cubes of boneless chicken marinated in oil, garlic, vinegar and lemon), lamb kebabs and chicken wings accompanied by French fries. So many options here, beef shawarma (shredded beef with sesame seed sauce), whole grilled chicken, arayess (charcoal grilled minced meat, onions and tomatoes wrapped in Arabic bread) and served with French fries for only B.185. This menu really is all encompassing; it concludes with a selection of international and Thai

dishes plus the Lebanese pizza called a fatayer. Big rounds of Arabic pastry are smothered in meat, cheese, spinach, thyme and served bubbling from the oven with prices from B.125; these are popular items for late night nibbling (the restaurant is open until 5 a.m.). To conclude, Lebanon’s food is a balance between Mediterranean cuisine with the added delight of Middle Eastern spices plus it’s exceptionally healthy and delicious packed with grains, pulses, fruits, vegetables, yoghurt and lots of nutritional olive oil. What we love about this food is that everything bursts with freshness and it all feels so good for you in a harmonious sort of way. Which just leaves Mick and me to bid farewell to the Lebanese Palace and say “shukran jazeelan” for our gleeful evening of wining (BYO) and dining. We will be back! The Lebanese Palace Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. Located on Third Road (about 100 meters on the left before the flyover to Bali Hai Pier) Tel: 084-942 3494 or 080-053 8378. Email: h_nader_83@yahoo.com

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Le Saigon

Mata Hari

The Balcony is an appealing destination with its distinctive terrace, its European cookery and modern-day Thai cuisine, it has something to suit every taste and pocket. Scrumptious cakes and pastries and the modishness of the graceful salon.

Specializing in Teppanyaki dining, this Japanese restaurant employs specially trained chefs to prepare the meals right at the guest's table. Fresh succulent seafood, plump juicy chicken and tender filets of beef are perfectedto your delight.

Vietnamese-Eurasian Cuisine. Good Foods, Fine Wine, Spectacular View. Le Saigon is a stylish restaurant presenting lavish cuisine in a dramatic sky high venue. The wines are carefully selected and cocktails are creative and generous.

Mata Hari is a stylish, boutique restaurant, renowned for serving fine European and Thai cuisine and has been a firm favourite amongst the local expats for many years'. An intimate European specialty restaurant where the ambience is casual elegance, big on quality, consistency and service.

The Balcony Restaurant & Bakery 151/39 Moo 5 Naklua Rd. Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Tel. No.: 038 411 429

Benihana Pattaya Royal Garden Plaza, 218-2-4 Beach Road Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150,Thailand Tel. No.: 038 412 120 ext. 1395

Le Saigon Bayview 413/9-10 Jomthien Complex Tappraya Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260 Tel. No.: 038 250 329, 038 250 322 Website: www.saigonbistropattaya.com

Mata Hari Restaurant 482/57 Moo12 Thappraya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Tel. No.: 038 259 799 Website: www.mataharirestaurant.com


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top tables

Vol. 01 No. 14 | July 16-31 2013

Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Chorizo Roast Snow fish Chermoula, butternut pumpkin, chorizo sausage, roast cherry tomatoes & Hokkaido scallop Ingredients Snow fish

Butternut puree

Chorizo sausage

Thyme

Large eggplant

Extra virgin olive oil

Vine cherry tomatoes

Maldon salt

Sea scallops

White pepper

Chermoula paste

C o o k i n g M e th o d Slice the eggplant to your desired thickness and season with Maldon salt. Place on a paper towel to absorb all the excess liquid. On a griddle pan mark the eggplant until cooked. In a hot pan sear off the snow fish with olive oil. Take out and place on a baking tray and top with the sliced chorizo sausage and a spring of thyme.

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In another hot pan very quickly sear the scallops and add a spoon of chermoula to finish. Heat up the butternut puree and spread on the plate as desired. Plate the rest of the ingredients and serve.

Hilton Pattaya 333/101 Moo 9 Nong Prue Banglamung, Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand 20260 Tel: +66 (0)38 253 000, Fax: +66 (0)38 253 001. pattaya.hilton.com

Manila Clams with Lemon Grass Broth and Passion fruit Passion fruit has got to be one of my favorite fruits. It's one of those food things that has a very distinct, unique flavor, making it very memorable. When I was a kid, we used to find them growing everywhere like weeds. It has beautiful vines that can be very unruly. I didn't realize back then the value it presents in this new market. It can get expensive but it adds a very unique flavor profile to a dish as it has in this clam dish. I hope you try it and find it as delish as I do. Enjoy!

2 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium shallots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 stalks lemongrass 1/2 teaspoon ginger, chopped 3 cups water 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided 1/4 cup white wine 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black peppercorn 40 fresh Manila clams, cleaned 2 passion fruits 4 green onions, sliced diagonally Heat oil in 6-quart saucepot on medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir until translucent. Add lemongrass and add ginger; cook for 1 minute. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add half of the cilantro; cover. Let broth steep for 5 minutes. Return broth to boil. Add wine, salt and pepper. Add clams; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until clams start to open. Squeeze in juice of passion fruit (strain the seeds off ). Toss in green onions and remaining cilantro. Remove lemongrass stalks before serving. If you like, you can fold a little bit of heavy cream for a silky texture. Garnish with some fresh scallions and cilantro.


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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 01 No. 14 | July 16-31 2013

Promotions Nicha Clinic Promotion valid until 15 August 2013

7 Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite Naturally by Emily Irwin, UrbaneWomen.com

• CoolGlide Laser hair removal at 50% discount – the first laser cleared for hair reduction in all skin types and endorsed by physicians worldwide • Ultra Deep Vitamin facial treatment for only 5,000 baht (10 times) – uses a machine that emits high-frequency sonic waves to repair and stimulate the skin • Silhouette-Soft thread lift starting from 20,000 baht – a new technology from USA, which is proven to counteract the effects of skin ptosis (degradation of the aging process) and volume loss • Dermal filling for only 10,000 baht, which can fill deep lines, wrinkles and scars Nicha Clinic at Pattaya Second Road.Tel. 038-411190, 038-411990., www.nichaclinic.com (opposite View Talay Beach Condo and Central Festival Pattaya) for more information and to book a FREE consultation.

Third-eye treatment at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is presenting an Ayurvedic Shirodhara spa treatment, where soothing herbal oils are gently poured over the “third eye” in the forehead to release mental stress and relax the whole body. The treatment helps fight insomnia and jet lag, and removes shoulder and neck pains. The Shirodhara treatment is priced at THB 2,200++ for 60-minute and is available from until 31 July 2013. For more information or reservation, please contact Spa Cenvaree: 02100-1234 ext 6511, 6516 or email: spacgcw@chr.co.th

Emerge Family Package at eforea: spa, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya’s eforea: spa at Hilton announced the “Emerge Family Package” that is newly designed to allow parents travelling with children to experience the exclusive spa treatment as a family while travelling to Pattaya. The two-and-a-halfhour package is ideal for mothers and their children. The treatment begins with a gentle body exfoliation using natural Thai tamarind scrub for the mother and bubble gum soft cream scrub for the little one. Continue with an aromatic oil massage to melt away physical and mental stress while the young guest enjoys a honey and milk bath. Complete the journey with either a revitalizing pedicure or manicure for two while enjoying a healthy range of juices or ice cream. Try this unique experience available for a limited time at eforea: spa at Hilton located at Hilton Pattaya for only THB 5,800 nett per package and emerge rejuvenated. For more information, call +66 (0)38 253 000, email pattaya.info@hilton.com or visit eforeaspa.com

Do you subscribe to the notion that it’s okay to eat food that has dropped on the floor if you quickly retrieve it within five seconds? Be warned: The five-second rule is a myth. Bacteria can live up to four sitting idly on the floor. And, thanks to “microbial adhesion,” germs are immediately transferred to food. These impurities include (but are not limited to) Salmonella typhimurium, Campylobacter, and Salmonella enteritis, a nasty bacterium that causes horrible diarrhea and vomiting.

1. Get Plenty of Antioxidants Make sure to eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of foods rich in antioxidants. Good choices include fruits such as red grapes, apples, and tomatoes; vegetables such as carrots, beans, and russet potatoes; nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans; and berries such as blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries. Why is this important? Your body needs antioxidants to defend itself against free radicals. Free radicals damage all your cells, including skin cells. Damaged skin cells are more likely to show off your cellulite. 2. Drink Green Tea Not only does green tea contain powerful antioxidants, it has also been shown to boost your metabolism, helping you lose weight. For both of these reasons, drinking green tea can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Aim for about 3 cups of green tea every day.

3. Work Out Regularly In addition to watching your diet, make time in your weekly routine for regular workouts. Getting regular exercise boosts your circulation and helps to burn off your body’s stores of fat. It can also improve the tone of the muscles under your skin, which can help make cellulite less obvious.

them from foods such as nuts, flax seeds, oily fish like mackerel and salmon, and fish oil supplements. 5. Get Rid Of Toxins In Your Body Toxins that have built up in your body can contribute to the appearance of cellulite by damaging the dermis (a layer of the skin). Limit your intake of substances that contain these harmful toxins, including coffee, alcohol, tobacco, and processed foods that contain lots of sugar and added chemicals – or avoid these substances completely. To get rid of the toxins you already have in your body, be sure to drink lots of water every day. 6. Care for Your Skin Use an external skin treatment, such as a coffee scrub, twice a week to help stimulate circulation and reduce visible signs of cellulite. To use one of these treatments, begin by getting the affected area of skin wet under the shower. Turn the water off, spend a few minutes rubbing the coffee scrub or other treatment into the skin, and then rinse the scrub off.

7. Take Herbal Supplements There are herbs that can help improve the appearance of cellulite. For example, dandelion leaves help the body expel toxins and reduce its retention of fluids. You can use dandelion leaves to make tea, put them in salads, or add them to fresh juices.

4. Eat Healthy Fats In addition to antioxidants, your diet should also include plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. You can get

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5-Five Second Rule

Many women suffer from the outward appearance of cellulite on the skin. This problem has to do with the structure of your skin’s connective tissues. These connective tissues naturally form in a pattern of repeating hexagons, keeping fat under the skin in separate compartments. Sometimes, the fat overruns the capacity of those compartments and bulges outward toward the surface of the skin, causing skin to appear lumpy. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite without expensive surgical procedures or products. The tips and techniques outlined in this article probably won’t make your cellulite disappear completely, but they can help to significantly reduce its appearance.

Ginkgo biloba also has a reputation for reducing the appearance of cellulite. It is made from the dried leaves of the ginkgo tree and improves circulation. For additional information on skin care, beauty, health, fitness, romance, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com


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STRONGER, BRIGHTER, FITTER. eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 01 No. 14 | July 16-31 2013

please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations

What can I do to revitalize my skin? As we age, the top layers of our skin lose more moisture. Older skin renews itself every four to six weeks, while young skin renews every three to four weeks. This older skin has a dehydrated by Dr. Natnicha appearance, resulting Loichuen in fine wrinkles and age spots. The classic facial treatments have helped clear the pores and refine the skin of millions of women (and men) all over the world. If you’re ready to take your monthly facial to the next level, consider the ultra deep vitamin facial treatment. What is an Ultra Deep Vitamin Facial? Using a machine that emits highfrequency sonic waves, ultra deep vitamin facial treatments cleanse, repair and stimulate the skin. This is a medically proven treatment that uses ultrasound to loosen and remove dead skin cells and restore the natural electrical charge to cells. This treatment benefits a variety of skin types and can improve many common skin conditions. Your esthetician will customize your ultra deep facial according to your skin type and skincare needs. The ultra deep vitamin facial is gentle, non-invasive and suitable for most skin types, from acne to rosacea and sun-damaged skin. Your skin will have that lit-fromwithin glow, making it the perfect treatment to indulge in before a big event.

What are the benefits of the Ultra Deep Vitamin Treatment? • Exfoliate dead skin cells for clear and radiant skin without the redness and irritation • Loosen and remove oil, dirt and sebum from the pores and hair follicles, resulting in fewer blackheads and breakouts. • Ultrasonic frequency zaps bacteria and decongests the pores. The result? Clear, healthy skin with noticeably-tighter pores. • Gently stimulates skin to encourage collagen and elastin production. With a series of treatments, fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable and skin color, tone and texture become more even and uniform. • Stimulates blood flow and lymphatic

drainage through the combination of ultrasound and electrical therapy. This nourishes the skin and gives it a youthful rosy glow. • Facilitates hydration and plumps the skin, thereby filling out fine lines and wrinkles. • Helps skincare vitamins and moisturizers do their job by penetrating deeper into the skin. This is especially true for anti-aging and antioxidant serums, creams and masks. Unless an active product is pushed deep into the lower levels of the epidermis, it won’t have a lasting, anti-aging impact on the skin. Major Skin Effects Mechanical effects: The mechanical effects include micro-massage of tissue, softening of scars, increased superficial toning, and increased elasticity of the skin. Thermal effects: The thermal effects of ultrasound create friction and increase local heat. By increasing the metabolism of fibroblasts and other connective tissue cells, production of collagen and elastin increases. Increased temperature also stimulates blood flow to the area, bringing with it more oxygen and nutrients for healing. Another benefit of increased blood flow is an increase in lymph flow, which aids in removing toxins and waste products.

It also decreases the local pH and increases the permeability of skin cells — effects that favor the penetration of active ingredients in the epidermis.

Chemical Effects: Ultrasound helps increase the rate of chemical reactions in cells to facilitate healing.

Call 038-411-190 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condo and Central Festival Pattaya) for more information and to book a FREE consultation.


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diversions

Vol. 01 No. 14 | July 16-31 2013

upcoming movies Turbo

Red 2

The Wolverine

Fujifilm X-M1 Camera Most situations that call for a full-featured camera are also the situations where it's too inconvenient to bring along a bulky DSLR — hiking, concerts, parties, weekend trips. The Fujifilm X-M1 Camera (THB 24,000) packs all the features you'd look for in a camera into a size that can go anywhere. It features a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, a three-inch tilting LCD screen, and supports most Fujifilm lenses. Wireless image transfer lets you to download up to 30 images at a time to your iOS or Android device. At less than one pound, and under five inches by three inches by two inches, it's half the size of a typical DSLR.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra If there's one thing Sony is known best for, it's making gorgeous displays, and at 6.4-inches the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has the largest and slimmest full HD display of any smartphone. In case your phones always seem to find their way into a body of water (or a beverage), it's also waterproof — so there's no need to junk it up with a bulky case. This Android smartphone comes with a 2.2 GHz quadcore processor, and 4GLTE, so it's ready to handle just about any gaming, professional, or video application.

Motion Tennis Wii Sports, step aside, there's a new game in town, and it's Motion Tennis (THB 240). With an app available in the iOS app store, all you need to play realistic tennis in your living room is an Apple TV and an iPhone — no need for an additional (rather childish) console. The game uses the magnetometer, gyroscope, and accelerometer on your phone, so that it can accurately interpret your movements without the need for an external sensor. Setup is a breeze too. Just pair your phone with the Apple TV, and play (just don't let go).

Lead Actors

Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph

Lead Actors

Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren

Lead Actors

Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee

Director David Soren Genre Animation | Comedy | Family Release Date 17 July 2013

Director Dean Parisot Genre Action | Comedy | Crime Release Date 19 July 2013

Director James Mangold Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy Release Date 26 July 2013

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

music / new release

Backstreet Boys – In a World Like This In a World Like This is the upcoming eighth studio album, seventh in the U.S. by the Backstreet Boys, to be released on 30 July 30 2013. It's a follow-up to 2009's This Is Us. It will be the first album featuring all five original members in six years since Kevin Richardson left the group in 2006 to focus on his family and pursue other interests. Richardson has permanently rejoined the group in 2012. It will also be their first indie effort since they left their old label Jive Records in 2010. On 20 May 2013, the group released a promotional song from the album, "Permanent Stain" which was co-written by band member Nick Carter. A free download of the song was offered with the purchase of a ticket for their In a World Like This Tour. The first single from the album, also titled "In a World Like This" premiered on Z100 New York on 18 June 2013 and will be released on 25 June 2013.

1. In A World Like This 2. Permanent Stain 3. Breathe 4. Madeleine 5. Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) 6. Make Believe 7. Try 8. Trust Me 9. Love Somebody 10. One Phone Call 11. Feels Like Home 12. Soldier


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automotive

Vol. 01 No. 14 | July 16-31 2013

BMW 7 Series Active by John Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com

Hybrid luxury limousine

The new 7 series powered by internal combustion engine and lithium-ion high-performance battery The first time I heard about hybrids (an offspring resulting from cross breeding) was back in the 20th century during a grammar school biology class: “Mandelian genetics. See these hybrid plants”, said the pipe-smoking science teacher, Dr. Olaf Glokk. Jump forward to 2013. The new age. Now, when you talk about a hybrid it's not a plant, nor a mythological creature but a car: hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors. And the hybrids are coming. Especially the Japanese and European car manufacturers, including the luxury league, are now rolling out their new hybrids–one by one. One of them, the giant Munich-based

Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) boasting a strong hybrid line-up here in the Kingdom consisting of the 3, 5 and 7 series Active Hybrid models. Pattaya Today newspaper tests the new Beemer flagship the überluxurious BMW Active Hybrid 7 Series long wheelbase M Sport version. Priced at a cool 8,899,000 baht. 1977 was the year the BMW-boys rolled out the first 7-series; it was built to compete with Stuttgart-built Mercedes Benz S Class luxury limousine. So the BMW 7 Series grew up. In 1997 it became the James Bond vehicle in the 007 movie Tomorrow Never Dies. In 2002 the 7 series stirred controversy with its unorthodox rear design, the so

called “Bangle Butt” after the American automobile designer Christpher Bangle, who quit BMW in 2009. And now the spanking new 7 series. The best looking BMW long wheel base (L) luxury limousine ever designed. The short overhangs, clear sideline, the long bonnet, so elegant and stately. Yet, there are sporty design cues like the restyled nose which now looks more thrusting than before and the rear, no more Bangle Butt but a powerful posterior with new crimson shade LED tail light cluster and chrome accents plus the aggressive rectangular twin exhaust pipes. The badges on the c-pillars and on the trunk spell it out Active Hybrid 7. Plus the

“M” designation which indicates that this is the sport package. The “M” stands for BMW MotorSport. More horse power, tons of torque and MORE performance. Our demo wagen is painted in striking Alpine White and rides on 20 inch alloy wheels. Nuff' said. Jump in. This is Beemer bespoke interior landscape with delicious BMW scented Dakota leather upholstery, climate control, sat-nav, iDrive controls in the front and the back. Bluetooth connectivity and a whooping multimedia system with voice control. The works! The individual rear seats come with iDrive and two free-standing, separately controllable 9.2” monitors. The long wheel base provides ample space including footrests for the rear passengers. For the driver, a chunky BMW leather steering wheel with thumb rests and paddles. What piece of work. Very BMW. The coolest new feature for the driver is the BMW Head-Up Display which projects the current speed and navigation instructions conveniently onto the windscreen, directly into the driver’s field of vision. This cockpit is typically BMW and systematically directed towards the driver, with instrument gauges and control display information totally accessible. For the driver and passenger audio enjoyment there's a ultra premium Danish Bang & Olufsen 16 speaker 1,200 watts surround sound system. The MCOT FM 107 station has never sounded so good! And now cut to the chase. The drive. Push the sturdy shifter in D-mode, “Sport” and step on it. In a matter of seconds the 8-speed twin turbo 320 horse power BMW power plant delivers. Careful or you'll hit speeds only allowed on the Deutschland-German Autobahn. What drives this wunderwagen is the electric motor and the 6-cylinder combustion engine. The duo work in perfect union supported by a lithium-ion high-performance battery,

coordinated by an intelligent hybrid system. The result: maximum efficiency with maximum dynamics. After the OMG! So fast Sport mode. If less consumption and fewer CO2 emissions are preferred, then at the touch of a button the 7 Series Active Hybrid goes in to the Eco Pro mode burning 20 percent less fuel. There are three modes to choose from: comfort, eco and sport, and it's called Driver Experience Control. Another new BMW 7-series innovation is the brake energy regeneration as standard. Energy from braking. Just like on the F-1 circuit. Safety features have also been beefed up with active protection airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger plus active headrests, and head airbags and front and rear plus side-impact protection. Finally some more details in design refinement like magnetic-stop doors with smooth closing; no more slamming the doors. And the cool “Contactless opening of the tailgate, the trunk”. You are standing behind your BMW Active Hybrid 7 L with your briefcase, Samsonite trolley and a golf bag and want to open the trunk! Hands full. All that’s required from you to open the tailgate is a deliberate movement of your foot. And open sesame! Finally the exhaust note from the throaty straight six cylinder. Music to my ears. Bravo, maestro! Oh, what a lovely beast. It measures over five meters and has a curb weight over two metric tons. The uber limousine, par excellence–but it drives like a sport sedan. No wonder they call it the “Ultimate Driving Machine” – Bayerische Motoren Werke. BMW Active Hybrid 7 L M

Engine: BMW twinpower turbo in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine Horse power: 320 hp Torque: 450 Nm Top speed: 250 kph Fuel consumption: 14.7 kpl (combined) Price: 8,899,000 baht www.bmw.co.th


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General Manager Amari Orchid Resort and Tower

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Issue 13 16-31 JuLY 2013

TAT targets four niche markets

What's Inside: Ruffino featured at Centara Grand

The rooftop Italian restaurant in Tulip Group’s Centara Grand hotel on Phratamnak will be a “branded” restaurant exclusively featuring Ruffino.

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Amari Residences Phuket opens local showcase

Amari Orchid Pattaya is showcasing hotel-branded residences planned for Phuket in 2014.

Photo Courtesy of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will target four key markets beginnings in 2014: health and wellness, golf, honeymoon and weddings, and ecotourism. A TAT study identified the potential and size of each of the four segments and established which products and services to develop in an effort to attract a growing number of visitors in each. The conclusions and recommendations will be used as background information for the TAT’s 2014 Marketing Action Plan and also help the planning and marketing efforts of other travelrelated public and private sector agencies and organisations. Based on 30,000 interviews and questionnaires, the study identified both the source countries/regions of these key niche markets as well as factors driving the decisionmaking process. It was estimated those who visited Thailand and were in those four niches totaled 7.98 million

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Legal Corner Condominium Ownership in Thailand Wedding on the beach at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

person/trips, generating income of 130.9 billion baht, broken down as follows: Green tourism, 5,344,534 people or visits; wedding and honeymoon, 1,043,684; health and wellness, 858,340, and golf, 737,861. Estimated revenue: Green tourism, 54.68 billion baht; wedding and honeymoon, 34.62 billion baht; health and wellness, 31.12 billion baht, and golf, 10.54 billion baht. The major source markets for health and wellness are the Middle East, ASEAN, and Europe. The key driving factors are good hospitality and service, short waiting times

and world-class facilities. The most preferable services are medical checkup, medical treatment, dental and surgery. Golf ’s major suppliers of visitors are East Asia, ASEAN, and Europe, lured by the quality of golf courses, beautiful scenery and desire to play well-known courses. Wedding and honeymoon visitors are primarily from East Asia, Europe and ASEAN regions. Driving factors are beautiful beaches, luxury hotels and good climate. Green tourism’s major source markets are Europe, East Asia and ASEAN. Those visitors seek interesting attractions, high enjoyment levels and safety/security.

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Issue 13

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Business News

Ruffino featured at Centara Grand

Monsoon Valley celebrates wine awards The rooftop Italian restaurant in Tulip Group’s Centara Grand hotel on Phratamnak will be a “branded” restaurant exclusively featuring Ruffino-the 130-year old Italian winery that is lending its respected name to the restaurant. In a press release, Dominique Rongé, hotel general manager, said “F&B is a very important aspect to running a successful hotel, the owners Tulip Group

wanted to offer something different, not only to in-house guests but also the local community, it is our goal that people will not say, ‘let’s go for dinner at Centara Grand, but let’s go for dinner at Ruffino’ we are confident that the restaurant with its amazing views and the theme of Italian Costal cuisine will be a very attractive dining option.” The Tuscan vintner, whose wines are appreciated in more than 90 countries

worldwide, will not just give its name to the restaurant, it also will take an active role in menu design, and the overall concept, which will be coordinated with the assistance of DWP Next. Centara Grand, a luxury five-star property, is expected to open next quarter just a short walk from Cosy Beach. The hotel features an underwater-world theme and a variety of accommodations for couples, families and business travelers.

Siam Winery hosted a dinner to celebrate the awardwinning Monsoon Valley Chenin Blanc Late Harvest 2012 wine as it received the regional trophy and the gold medal for sweet wine in the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards. Monsoon Valley wines also won three bronze medals at the event for Monsoon Valley Shiraz 2011, Monsoon Valley Blended Rose 2012, and Monsoon Valley Blended White 2012, and a commendation award for Monsoon Valley Muscat 2011.


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Property

Amari Residences Phuket Natureza opens local showcase Condominium set

Amari Orchid Pattaya is showcasing hotel-branded residences planned for Phuket in 2014. The project, Amari Residences Phuket, will consist of 148 one, two and three-bedroom residences and 12 pool villas above Patong Bay. The showcase in the lobby of the Amari Orchid Pattaya is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until July 21. Prices for the fully furnished units start at 6.9

million baht, with a guaranteed 6 percent yield for three years. Those making a 35,000-baht down payment are entitled to a holiday package for two to visit the residences in Phuket before making their final decisions. For further information visit Amari Orchid Pattaya or contact Preeti Tanwani, +662 654 1111 ext 104.

Magnolias set to begin construction

Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard has achieved EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) approval allowing construction to begin on the green luxury condo development. While completion is not expected until 2015, 60 percent—or 2.9 million baht—has been sold. Thanawan Chaiwatana, managing director, Magnolia Finest Corporation, said, “Successful completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment gives strong reassurances to all stakeholders that Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard has been designed to mitigate its own environmental impact, and where possible, make a positive contribution to its immediate vicinity, and to the city as a whole. Beyond the magnificence of the property itself, there is an active intelligence at work behind the scenes, creating simple

concessions to enjoyable life within the residences, whilst also saving on energy, water and environmental impact. Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard will deliver true sustainability to our customers. This is the home of the future; an apartment that manages itself and does the bidding of its inhabitants.” The development on more than six rai comprises 316 units ranging from 48-square metres (1-bedroom) and 80-square meters (2-bedroom) to the penthouses and duplex penthouses between 250- to 360-square metres. Luxury features include a lounge, an exclusive private club for residents, plus a lobby, drop-off area and concierge. Outdoor amenities include a curved garden-view library, a jogging track with slope garden, and 70-metre pool with Jacuzzi and kid’s pool.

Nasomnuk Tunterdtam, vice-president of NC Housing Company, has established the Natureza Condominium in Pattaya on Chaipornvitee Road, North Pattaya. It will be a contemporary art-park style blending environmental friendliness with decorated sculptures designed to provide a floating courtyard appearance. Two buildings will contain a total of nearly 400 units and will feature a clubhouse, swimming pool and fitness centre. Pre-construction special offers include gift cards, air conditioning units and cooking appliances. Prices start at under one million baht.


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Condominium Ownership in Thailand By: Magna Carta Law Office

What is a Foreign Exchange Transaction Certificate? Why is it necessary? Foreign Exchange Transaction Certificate, or thor thor sam, is a legal document issued by banks upon receipt of foreign currency into your bank account in Thailand. This must be requested from your bank when you are remitting funds to Thailand for the purpose of purchasing a condominium unit. In line with a foreigner’s acquisition of a property, it is Thailand government’s condition that the money used to pay for the purchase must originate from an offshore source in the form of foreign currency. This certificate shall be presented to the officer at the land office where ownership of the condominium unit will be registered. Failure to comply with this requirement will prevent the registration of the property under the purchaser’s name. Is it possible to transfer the money directly to the account of the developer or my lawyer? This shall be possible considering that your name must appear as being the sender and the money must have been transferred from your own bank account. It is important that your name shows at one end of the transaction. I am a foreign buyer with a Thai co-owner; do I still need to transfer the full amount in foreign currency? No, you only need to remit half of the purchase price of the condominium in foreign currency if you

by Tim Whiteley

Equity Release… Unlocking cash from existing offshore assets and raising the bar on equity release schemes So what do you do if you want to buy overseas property perhaps to live in, perhaps to retire to, or to generate rent from to supplement your other income? You don’t want to empty your bank accounts of your savings or sell your portfolio holdings, and vendor or developer finance is not an option. Well, before you abandon the idea completely, it is perhaps worth looking at your asset column for alternative ways of freeing up capital that you can put to work elsewhere.

Can foreign nationals own a condominium in Thailand? Non-Thai nationals are allowed to own a condominium under their names upon proving all the evidence presented is correct and provided that the ownership ratio held or to be held by the foreigner does not exceed the “foreigner quota”. The foreign purchaser must present evidence of bringing foreign currency into the Kingdom in the amount not less than the price of the condominium unit in the form of a Foreign Exchange Transaction Certificate. What does “foreigner quota” mean? Although foreigners are allowed to purchase condominium units in Thailand, there are still certain limitations. Only 49 percent of the total space of all units within a condominium building can be sold to foreigners and registered under their own names. This means that in any condominium project Thai nationals must own at least 51 percent of the units by area. That is why, prior to selecting a condominium, a foreign buyer must first check the current ratio of foreign ownership in a condominium with the juristic person.

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purchase, transfer and register in co-ownership with a Thai person such as your wife. The other half of the condominium price can be paid in Thai currency as the Thai share of co-ownership. Are there other ways to purchase a condominium unit if the 49 percent quota is filled up already? If the quota of 49 percent is already filled, you can form and name the unit under a Thai company to be able to purchase a condominium unit or go with a leasing option. How can I be sure that the property I will purchase is not a scam and the person selling it to me is the legal owner? You can consult a legal advisor on how to check all the papers for validity. Due diligence procedure is normally performed to confirm all material facts of the property being sold. What should the sale and purchase agreement cover? The sale and purchase agreement for a condominium shall specify in detail the responsibilities of the buyer and seller of the condominium. It covers, among other things, the agreed price and payment schedule, transfer date, exact details of the condominium, responsibilities for transfer fees and taxes, warranties and matters relating to due diligence. Can I legally rent out my condominium unit? Yes, you can legally rent out your unit unless restricted in the bylaws of the condominium and as long as you are settling all the corresponding taxes and it is not intended to be a business. Only when you engage this as a business, then it should be in strict compliance with the requirements of the Foreign Business and Foreign Employment Act.

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Home equity loans Releasing equity (the difference between an outstanding mortgage, if any, and the current value) from your existing overseas property is a well-documented method of raising cash via a traditional re-mortgage facility. This is worth looking into if you have some equity as well as easy access to a friendly lender who is not allergic to expatriates! If, however, you do not own a property with equity, then there are other ways to access capital. Asset backed lending from offshore portfolio structures Many expatriates and /or retirees living overseas will already have an offshore investment structure or portfolio bond that has over the years, with ad hoc top ups and investment returns, risen to a valuation of US$1 million or more. In many cases, that can be used as security to provide access to a cash loan, secured by the portfolio itself. A lending ratio of 50 percent loanto-value would, in this example, release $500,000 cash lent to the investor on a rolling term basis. The underlying assets in the portfolio would have to be of a low-risk nature at outset to qualify, and then be conservatively managed going forward, but even so can still provide a return higher than the interest cost of the loan in the current environment . There are risks involved if the portfolio valuation were to fall below a certain limit which could in theory lead to a margin call from the lender, so a word of caution here is to avoid holding cross currency loans and risky stocks or funds inside the portfolio. That said, the days of lending against highly aggressive portfolios are largely in the past now as we enter a new world of cautious lending strategies being adopted by banks. Many will now only look to be lending against low- to moderate-risk assets such as blue chip stocks, investment grade bonds, government gilts, and professionally managed unit trusts. One of the main benefits of asset-backed lending of course is that the security that you put up for the loan remains invested even after the loan proceeds have been released to you – whether that be the portfolio or the first property. If your loan is costing 5 percent a year in interest, and your portfolio is conservatively managed yet still returns 8 percent pa, then this can be a very viable option. An experienced investment professional should be able to properly structure your portfolio, prior to submission of a loan application, to maximize the chances of success. With proper ongoing monitoring and a full understanding of the risks involved and how to mitigate them, this can be a very powerful tool for individuals seeking cash funding for new ventures or who would like to buy a property in Thailand with cash. Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising international investors and expatriates, both onshore UK, and offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in wealth protection services, offshore trusts, QROPS UK pension transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor made investment solutions for individuals around the world. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage/insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for expatriates and international investors only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Thailand Property Awards 2013 The Judging Has Begun! In 2006, Ensign Media held the very first Thailand Property Awards to recognize achievements in residential real estate. In order to avoid accusations of favoritism towards advertisers, the organizers use a panel of independent judges and the entire judging process is monitored by the auditing firm BDO Advisory Limited. You might ask yourself, just how

Best Condominium and Villa Developments are in the process of being scored this month, and those site inspections for all Thailand regions are soon to be tallied and the final list of winners will then be delivered to BDO, one of Thailand’s largest accounting and advisory firms, for safe-keeping. The Non-Development Awards for this year are Best Developer, Best

Bangkok Luxury Condo Judging team these awards are decided and what exactly the process that produces them is. As for the Best Condominium and Villa Development Awards for each region, the national panel is comprised of 11 leading Thailand real estate industry professionals, i.e. real estate agents, appraisers, lawyers, architects, etc., who will examine and score all nominees in each category. As members of that national judging panel, my associates and I will then review entries and submit a short-list of up to five finalists per category to Paul Ashburn of BDO. As for the actual on-site judging procedures for the Best Condo and Villa Development, a special regional team of no fewer than three judges will visit each of the short-listed development sites and score them on the criteria of design/concept, value for money, sales success and construction. The Thailand Property Awards 2013 judge’s site visits for the

Boutique Developer, Best Residential Agent (Bangkok), Best Residential Agent (Phuket), Best Residential Agent (Eastern Seaboard), Best Residential Agent (Hua Hin), Best Residential Agent (Samui), Best Independent Agent, Best Commercial Agent, Best Property Management Company (Bangkok), Best Property Management Company (Resort),

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. clayton@premierinternational.com

Best Property Consultancy, Best Overseas Property Agent, Best Villa Rental Agent, Best Agency Deal, Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Villa Architectural Design, Best Villa Interior Design, Best Commercial Architectural Design, Best Landscape Architectural Design, Best Hotel Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Design……and finally, the Real Estate Personality of the Year! All of the above will also soon be studied, scrutinized and scored by the official national panel of judges, who have been handpicked and are all top professionals from within the real estate and related industries. They are selected to ensure there is never any conflict of interest. The national judging panel members are publicly announced online at: www. thailandpropertyawards.com/panel Yes, the votes are being scored and very soon it will be time to celebrate Thailand’s very best in the residential real estate industry. Once again, all top real estate agents, property developers, interior designers and architects throughout Thailand's housing and condominium industry are waiting to see and hear who will be the winners at this year’s lavish Thailand Property Awards 2013 Gala event. All winners will be publicly announced at the awards dinner ceremony which is recognized as the Oscars of Thailand's property and real estate industry. The event, at Centara Grand at CentralWorld on

Bangkok Luxury Villa Judging team

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade, managing director of Pattaya’s Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade has been running Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 17 years. He himself has been in the real estate industry going on 27 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington. Clayton personally was responsible for bringing in the first 53 General Motors

Korn Chatikavanij and Terry Blackburn September 19, will again showcase the very best that Thailand’s property and real estate industry has to offer. In the last seven annuals events it has been shown that these much sought-after awards are by far the highest symbol of achievement that a company or an individual can receive in Thailand’s residential real estate industry. As a member of the Thailand Property Awards eleven (11) member national judges panel and a yearly member of the Bangkok Best Condominium and Villa judges team, I once again assisted with the Bangkok Luxury Condo and Villa site judging visits and also will soon have the opportunity to be a development site judge for the newly entered Khao Yai area which is developing very quickly and with some exciting new properties as well. Visiting the finest Bangkok condominium and villa developments and having their management teams make their development presentations and lead us judges through the showrooms and buildings themselves was once again a fascinating opportunity to see Bangkok’s very finest luxury condominium and villa developments at their very best. Having said that, I have been saying for a number of years that just give us here on the Eastern Seaboard a couple more years and I think that we will be seeing more Eastern Seaboard entries entering the arena of Bangkok’s finest condominium developments. Well, looking at a few of those Eastern Seaboard developments entered, this just might be our best year to date as the entries coming

executives for the start-up phase of Thailand’s General Motors manufacturing facility and had a three-year exclusive with the company. Following that experience, he placed most of the startup executives for the Eastern Seaboard’s BMW manufacturing facility. Clayton Wade is a Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York based international research and consulting firm, and has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for many years. The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific

in to the Eastern Seaboard arena are looking very impressive. As you can see from region to region, the Thailand Property Awards is truly a spectacular event, and organizer Terry Blackburn, Ensign Media managing director, deserves a tremendous amount of credit for having produced, in just a few years, Thailand’s cutting edge residential property awards venue. Thailand’s most glamorous and expensive villa and condominium developments will, once again, be represented at this spectacular event along with Thailand’s most innovative and successful interior designers, architects, real estate agents and real estate agencies and just as last year, this year’s Thailand Property Awards 2013 is looking to prove to be yet another glamorous showcase for Thailand’s finest and most successful in the residential real estate industry. Tickets for this grand event are made available on a first come first served basis. And if you would like to book your tickets, simply email: info@thailandpropertyawards.com with the number of tables/seats you would like to purchase or contact directly Benjapa (Keng) on +66 (2) 662 5195. The dress code for this gala event is formal and based on the high demand for tickets at previous Thailand Property Awards Gala Dinners, we advise that you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. For all that appreciate and enjoy the real estate business, the Thailand Property Awards is our industry’s big night out, so be sure to join us while we celebrate the very best that Thailand’s property and real estate sector has to offer.

region for his writing, public speaking and television presentations. His many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, which may be seen by visiting their website at: www.premierinternational. com. Clayton Wade may be contacted

at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at: clayton@ premierinternational.com


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GM Outlook What strikeS you first about Amari Orchid Resort and Tower, North Pattaya, on arrival are the beautifully manicured gardens, the spacious lobbies and the attentive staff. The hotel first opened in 1972, by Barry Kenyon

admittedly on a much smaller and less grand scale, but it has managed to remain its home-fromhome atmosphere. You can check on TripAdvisor where there are well over a thousand users’ comments. Amari Orchid appears in the top ten list of readers’ preferences for all Pattaya quality hotels.

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rendan Daly, the general manager for the past six months or so, is clearly proud of the hotel’s traditions. “The hotel has a great past and some of the oldest members of staff have been employed here for almost 35 years. I didn’t come in here to start afresh but to learn, to make improvements and plan for the future.” He lays great emphasis on the online customer feedback which guests regularly submit for scrutiny. “Whether you are here for a holiday or for business, the devil is in the detail,” he points out. “The hospitality industry is about listening to everything the customer tells you including the smallest thing about the room, the service or the facilities.”

GM Brendan Daly is thinking ahead by Barry Kenyon

Photo MIKE PEREZ

Forty one years on with Amari Orchid

A confident and well-spoken Australian, Brendan has over 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in Thailand for the past six, most recently as opening general manager of the Aloft Bangkok. Prior to this he was resident manager at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and general manager at Sofitel Riverside Chiang Mai. A family man with children, Brendan relaxes with sport and golf is his favourite game. “I was delighted


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GM Outlook to find out on my arrival that there are 20-plus premier golf courses within a comfortable driving distance from Pattaya.” The hotel has a total of 523 rooms with lots of choice. The Garden Wing has the low-rise, semi-open-air style prominent in the design of the guest rooms and suites. It has a traditional ambience which nestles guests in the peaceful surroundings of the hotel’s tropical gardens for supreme relaxation. The Ocean Tower soars 20 storeys into the sky, offering contemporary rooms and suites with stunning views of the nearby, glittering Pattaya bay. It envelops guests in a picturesque oceanfront panorama with one of the best views in the whole city. Amongst the most popular facilities are the full spa, two

large swimming pools and a complete fitness centre which is popular with young and old alike. The Amari Orchid also offers two separately-run restaurants close to the beach. Mantra has established its firm reputation as a new concept in dining offering pan-Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Its weekend brunch is said to be “the best reason to get up on a Sunday morning.” The Tavern by the Sea offers American and Tex-Mex food with a much-recommended curry night on Mondays. With its huge widescreen TVs, it can’t be bettered as a sports bar. North Pattaya as a district is rather different from Central and South which are the downtown areas of the city. Recognizing North Pattaya’s individuality, seven North Pattaya hotels in alliance have launched the destination campaign “North Pattaya – More Than You Think”. The aim amongst all the stakeholders is to build a reputation as a worldclass destination for corporate meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Amari Orchid is closely involved in the venture. Brendan comments, “We want to resonate with customers nationally and globally,

encouraging them to visit the neighborhood personally and professionally. We are hoping to garner support from TCEB (Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau) to generate more MICE and, with the help of TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) to increase substantially the number of weddings and celebratory events. For example there is currently a lot of interest in Indian weddings.” The proposition then is to present North Pattaya as more than a beach and more than a city. In fact, more than you think. A highend brochure and website are being developed to support the promotion and to create a clearlydefined brand and destination reputation. It should be added that the panoramic sea views from many of the seven hotels in the partnership are more panoramic and impressive than any to be found in the downtown areas. With overall responsibility for around 550 staff members, Brendan explains he’s not an autocrat. “That’s a management style well and truly belonging to the past. Many of the staff have been here for one or two decades, even more, and it’s important for me to learn from their

experience.” He adds that the key to successful management in the 21st century is to achieve that ideal state of affairs where the hotel runs as efficiently when you are on holiday as when you are on-site.” Brendan is going to Australia soon for a holiday-break so that’ll be his next test. Asked about the future of Pattaya as a whole, Brendan

believes that the best is yet to come. “With the backing of City Hall, the resort has made giant steps forward in diversifying its attractions. It’s no longer just a night-life city but a cosmopolitan centre which in many ways is the equal of Bangkok as regards facilities.” He adds that Amari Orchid reflects that trend with increasing numbers of business

and corporate clients on a year by year basis. There’s also the nationality dimension. “We still receive lots of European guests and the hotel has always been a popular destination for the Brits. However we are now seeing more Russians, particularly in the high season, and much more interest from Asian countries including China, South Korea and Japan.” There’s no doubt that under Brendan’s stewardship, Amari Orchid will be at the forefront of developments in Pattaya as a whole and North Pattaya in particular. There’s more than you think!

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HOUSES FOR SALE Charming Tropical Bangsarey Home! Selling Price 12.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/183 TLW. (PR2799) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 29 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Mabprachan Lake Family Home! Selling Price 11.9 Million Baht and Renting at 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 330 Sqm/350 TLW. (PR2694) Spectacular 7 Bedrooms Luxury Resort Style Residence on 3 Rai ! Selling Price 39 Million Baht and 7 Bedrooms/4+2 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/3 Rai. (PR6004) Amazing Pratamnak Luxury Estate! Selling Price 60 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 634 Sqm/330 TLW. (PR5946) Oriental Thai House in Jomtien Location! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/155 TLW. (PR5972) Stunning Townhome on Jomtien’s Dongtan Beachfront! Selling Price 22 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 25 TLW/400 Sqm. (PR6083) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 34 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. (PR4176) Beautiful Balinese Style Estate Home with large swimming pool! Selling Price 12 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 362 TLW/280 Sqm. (PR4802) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 29.9 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 50 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Great Home in View Talay Villas! Selling Price 12.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/72 TLW. (PR4854) Great Private Estate Home! Selling Price 14.9 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 375 Sqm/500 TLW. (PR5365) Stunning House at Santa Maria For Sale! Selling Price 37.5 Million Baht, 4+2 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 900 Sqm/650 TLW. This is an exceptional home built with the best of materials furnished with only the best. (PR5790) Great Home in Town! Selling Price 6.5 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/80 TLW. (PR6394)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Fantastic Home in Great Developement! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 440 Sqm/300 TLW. (PR2184 Exclusive Home in Family Friendly Village! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/400 TLW. (PR1601) Impressive Lakeside Estate Home! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/600 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family home right on a lake next to Phoenix Golf Club and in the country just minutes from town. (PR5679) Resort Living just 50 meters from the Beach in Jomtien! Rental Price 75,000 Baht / Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/25 TLW. (PR2977) Gorgeous Seaview from Bang Sarey Hills! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 470 Sqm/600 TLW. (PR2424) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. (PR5230) Fantastic Home in the Mabprachan Lake Area! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/3+1 Bathrooms, 360 Sqm/400 TLW. (PR0193) Stunning and Gorgeous Home for Rent! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/ Month, 3+1 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/120 TLW. (PR3982) Beachfront Villa with Impressive Interior Design! Rental Price 130,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/400 TLW. (PR6017)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 23.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 363 Sqm (PR5414) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm (PR5786) Great Jomtien Beach Area Apartment! Selling Price 3.5 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/2 Bathrooms, 80 Sqm. (PR5084) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. (PR4990) Great Sea Views and Stunning Décor in North Pattaya! Selling Price 7.474 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 74 Sqm. (PR4862) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 13.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. (PR3990) Best priced Apartment in Na Jomtien’s Pine Shore Condo! Selling Price is 8 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 91 Sqm. (PR4987) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Ocean Marina! Selling Price 17.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom. 177 Sqm, (PR3834)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Very Impressive Sea View Apartment!! Rental Price is 40,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 64 Sqm. (PR5045) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Beachfront Life Style for Rent! Rental Price is 85,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 266 Sqm. (PR0737) North Pattaya Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 100,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 311 Sqm. (PR4262) Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price is 48,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 101 Sqm. (PR5423) Stunning Apartment for Rent in Northshore! Rental Price 40,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 64 Sqm. (PR4570) Fantastically Designed Apartment at Grand Condotel! Rental Price 42,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR4187) Stunning Apartment for Rent in Jomtien Beach Area! Rental Price 27,500 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 102 Sqm. (PR4464) Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price 60,000 Baht/ Month, 2+1 Bedroom/3 Bathroom. 214 Sqm, (PR5166) Beautiful Apartment with Spacious Living Area! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 340 Sqm,

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Life’s a Beach – and you could be Living this P r iv i l e g e d L i f e S t y l e Tomorrow. Two spectacular beach side apartments have just come on the market. Situated on Na Jomtien’s sandy quiet beach they both offer a piece of paradise. The Penthouse is a 240 sq/m, 2-storey (4th& 5th floors), 3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 3 toilets with extra large balconies rear and front with full sea view. Semi furnished. Price: 55,000 Baht/month on yearly contract (other terms can be arranged). Apartment 1 is 140 sq/m, 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms/ showers. Semi furnished. Extra large balconies rear and front with full sea view. Price: 34,000 Baht/month on 1 year basis (other terms can be arranged). Contact: Tony Trail – Drifters Café and Apartments – Tel: (Thai) 087-7432319 or (Eng) 0816198626. info@ driftersbeachcafe.com www.driftersbeachcafe.com

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Pool Villa For Sale – Jomtien - A very nice renovation, the detached single storey villa, land area 248 sqm , living area 130 sqm. Stylishly furnished throughout with top quality fittings, 3 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, full European white kitchen with oven and microwave, dining area, living room, flat screen LCD TV in every room, small private pool, pool side terrace, water features, remote closing gates, communal pool, 24/7 security and just 600m to Jomtien Night Plaza, food market, restaurants, shops and bars. Great value. Price: Reduced to 4.99m Bt.Website Ref: PLVS142. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Pool Villa For Sale – East Jomtien. Single storey 140 sqm villa in a quiet secluded small development on land plot 280 sqm, stylishly finished and fur nished throughout, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, living room, dining area, covered terrace, sun deck, lagoon style private pool, covered parking, 24/7

security, less than a 5 minute drive to Sukhumvit Road.Sale Price: 4.5m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS169. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com House For Sale – Bang Saray - Nicely designed new single storey house, Living area 132sqm, Land area 400sqm, in this popular area of Bang Saray. The property is built to European standards offering 2 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen with oven, spacious living room, dining area, patio terrace, car parking and landscaped gardens. Really great value for money and less than 5 minutes to the beautiful beach, shops, restaurants, bars and 20 minutes from Jomtien. . Price: 2.95m Bt. Website Ref: HSES092. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com House For Sale – East Pattaya - An ideal starter home in a quiet established village just 3 minutes from Sukhumvit Road offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, kitchen, living room with dining area, laundry and storage area, covered patio terrace, covered car parking and alarm system. Price: 1.8m Bt. Website Ref: HSES098. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com House For Sale – East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm ,unfurnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 luxury b a t h r o o m s, E u r o p e a n kitchen, living room, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. .Price: 4.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES096. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

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House For Sale – East Pattaya - Two storey semidetached houses in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for such large family homes. The seller has in total six of these rental properties, some with tenants in place, that are rented for between 17,000 Bt and 20,000 Bt per month on medium to long term leases bringing in a return of 8%. Only for sale because of the owners continued ill health problems. They can be purchased individually from 1.99m Bt to 2.2m Bt each or all six houses together for 11.9m Bt. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com C h a r m i n g Tr o p i c a l Bangsarey Home! Selling Price 12.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/183 TLW. For

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appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2799) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 29 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Mabprachan Lake Family Home! Selling Price 11.9 Million Baht and Renting at 90,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 330 Sqm/350 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2694)


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Spectacular 7 Bedrooms Luxur y Resor t Style Residence on 3 Rai ! Selling Price 39 Million Baht and 7 Bedrooms/4+2 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/3 Rai. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6004) Amazing Pratamnak Luxur y Estate! Selling Price 60 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 634 Sqm/330 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5946) Oriental Thai House in Jomtien Location! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/155 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5972)

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S t u n n i n g To w n h o m e on Jomtienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sDongtan Beachfront! Selling Price 22 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 25 TLW/400 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6083) Char ming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR5758)

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR PATTAYA

Established manufacturer and supplier of cleaning solutions and chemicals are looking for an exclusive distributor/franchisee within Pattaya for their complete product range. A solid sales base has already been built up within area with a turnover in excess of THB 3 million. Interested parties must be motivated to grow sales.

Franchise For Sale THB 1 million

For further information contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email sven.tbac@gmail.com

Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 34 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Beautiful Balinese Style Estate Home with large swimming pool! Selling Price 12 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 362 TLW/280 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4802) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 29.9 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 50 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email:premier@loxinfo. co.thor visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052) Great Home in View Talay Villas! Selling Price 12.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/72 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.thor visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4854) Great Private Estate Home! Selling Price 14.9 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 375 Sqm/500 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5365)

Stunning House at Santa Maria For Sale! Selling Price 37.5 Million Baht, 4+2 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 900 Sqm/650 TLW. This is an exceptional home built with the best of materials furnished with only the best. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5790) Great Home in Town! Selling Price 6.5 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/80 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6394) Tropical Jomtien Villa with Private Swimming Pool: Thai-Bali Style, 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms, And 524 Sqm Sale Price: 8,695,000 THB. (Co Name) Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com J O M T I E N PA L A C E ESTATES- Modern style 6 bedrooms home, 3 bath, and 3 beds upstairs and downstairs. Living Area 280 SQM 10.9 million (Co name) please call 082 344 0822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 1 bed 1 bath 4.59 mil (co name) Freehold. Please call 082 344 0822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email to admin@bobbybrooks.com Nice House 2 Bed 2 Bath for Sale off Soi Khao Talo: 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms, 1 Living Room, Total Size 156 Sqm 1,899,000 THB. (Freehold) Thai Name Please call 082 344 0822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Pob Choke Garden Hill â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Just Built - New House 2 Bed 2 Bath. Located in Bangsaray just off hwy. 331. Sale Price: 1,699, 000 THB (Freehold) please call 082 344 0822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Nirvana Pool Villas 1 - 3 Bed 3 Bath House with Private Pool/Fully Fur nished/ Enclosed Garage 364 SQM. Sale Price: 5.99 Million THB co. name (Freehold) please call 082 344 0822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com

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Baan Suay Mai NgamNewer 2 Bed 4 Bath House/ fully furnished/private pool/ owner must sell 3.25 Million Thai name. (Freehold) please call 0823440822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com

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(ptmhfr-n0313) OCCASION! Beautiful townhouse (South Pattaya), just 2 minutes to city or beach, green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 3 televisions, ADSL, garage. Must have seen! Contact: 089 248 8484 EAKMONGKOL 4. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 A/C, fully fur nished European Standard. Corner lot. 12,000 baht per month. Call 089 607 9850 Wat Nongkete Noi. 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 3 AIR-CON. Fully furnished, quiet area, 24hour security. Long-term rent only. 10,000 baht per month. 081 782 1164 Mooban Ponthep 2. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished. 24-hour security. 18,000 baht per month. 081 782 1164 J O M T I E N PA L A C E HOME- 3 Bdrm 3 Baths modern 140 SQM Fully furnished with private Jacuzzi, towels, and linens. 25,000 per month for (1 year lease) please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 2 bed 3 bath 45,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) Fully Equipped (Freehold) Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email to admin@bobbybrooks. com House For Rent – Spacious fur nished two storey property in this exclusive development just a 2 minutes drive to Jomtien Beach. The property offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan lounge, living area 300 sqm ,land area 324 sqm, covered parking, communal pool, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Tesco and downtown

Pattaya. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rent 38,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: HSER046. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com House For Rent – East Pattaya - A two storey semidetached house in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit R o a d . Ve r y s p a c i o u s, furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for a large family home. A minimum rental period of 6 months applies at 17,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: HSER011. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Stylishly finished and furnished pool villa, living area 80 sqm, land area 240 sqm, ideally located just 250m from Jomtien Beach offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, living room, private pool, sun terrace, communal pool, restaurant, 24/7 security, 150m to numerous restaurants, shops, bars in Jomtien Night Plaza on Jomtien 2nd Road and taxis. Minimum rental period of 1 month applies at 40,000 Bt. Website Ref: PLVR300. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - A spacious 230 sqm pool villa, stylishly furnished throughout offering 3 bedrooms (1 a separate guest house), 3 l u x u r i o u s b a t h r o o m s, European kitchen, living room and dining area, private pool, 344 sqm landscaped gardens, covered parking, alarm system, high speed Wifi access, communal pool, restaurant, 24/7 security. A short stroll to the fresh food market, Jomtien Night

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Plaza, numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Rent 65,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR303. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Fantastic Home in Great Development! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 440 Sqm/300 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2184) Exclusive Home in Family Friendly Village! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) I m p r e s s ive L a ke s i d e E s t a t e H o m e ! Re n t a l Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/600 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family home right on a lake next to Phoenix Golf Club and in the country just minutes from town. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5679) Resor t Living just 50 meters from the Beach in Jomtien! Rental Price 75,000 Baht / Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/25 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2977)

Gorgeous Seaview from Bang Sarey Hills! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 470 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2424) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Cour se Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email:premier@loxinfo. co.thor visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5230) Fantastic Home in the Mabprachan Lake Area! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/3+1 Bathrooms, 360 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0193) Stunning and Gorgeous Home for Rent! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 3+1 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/120 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3982) Beachfront Villa with Impressive Interior Design! Rental Price 130,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6017)

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Beachfront Villa with Impressive Interior Design! Rental Price 130,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6017)

Condo for Sale

Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious bathroom with open shower, fully fitted European kitchen with breakfast bar, open plan living room with large balcony, roof top infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security, Wifi and just 40m walk to the beach, numerous fish restaurants, shops, and taxis. A contemporary building, which does set it aside, in a quiet secluded location. This is a ‘must view’ , to fully appreciate this beautiful beachfront location and the extensive interior design..For Sale: 6.9m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS582. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com The Gallery - Very popular new moder n low rise buildings ideally located in Central Jomtien, just 150m from the new Night Plaza and

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the beach. This high floor sea view studio, 26 sqm has been stylishly and expensively furnished throughout with fitted wardrobe and LCD TV, luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, roof top infinity edge communal pool, sundeck, fitness, key card entry, reception, 24/7 security. For Sale : 2.1m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS128. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com View Talay Residence Superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout, this new 101 sqm one bedroom mid floor condo has white UPVC double glazed windows and doors, offering European kitchen, huge luxury bathroom with shower and bath tub, open plan lounge and dining area, large wrap round corner balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, excellent security. These new stylish low rise buildings are extremely popular, ideally located in the heart of Jomtien near Jomtien 2nd Road and just 150m from Jomtien Beach and numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis... This unit is priced to sell, in foreign name. For Sale : 4.3m Bt. Website Ref: CDOS069. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 23.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 363 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5414)


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Condo for Sale

Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call

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the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5786) Gr eat Jomtien Beach Area Apartment! Selling Price 3.5 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/2 Bathrooms, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5084) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4990)

FOR SALE - MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER OF CLEANING SOLUTIONS AND CHEMICALS The company manufactures and supplies cleaning materials to the commercial market – hotels, restaurants, guesthouses and numerous other businesses under a brand name. The hard work has been done in setting up the business and establishing a good customer base. Last year the business turnover was in excess of THB 5 million. The owner has to reluctantly sell due to personal reasons, however is willing to stay on for period of time to oversee the transfer of the business to a new owner.

Sale Price THB 7.9 million

For further information contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email sven.tbac@gmail.com

Gr eat Sea Views and Stunning Décor in North Pattaya! Selling Price 7.474 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 74 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4862) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 13.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3990) Best priced Apartment in Na Jomtien’s Pine Shore Condo! Selling Price is 8 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 91Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4987) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Ocean Marina! Selling Price 17.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom. 177 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3834) Jomtien Condotel – Studio 36 sqm Pattaya Sea view mid floor with Beach access (Foreign Name). SALE PRICE: 1,990,000 THB. Please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Park Lane Resort – Reduced 200,000 now 1.19 million++ THB. 1 bedroom 1 bath (co name). Outside park view please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Sunset Boulevard Residence I, Corner Unit 1 Bedroom-1 Bathroom, Total Size 52 Sqm (co. name) Sale Price: 2,595,000 THB++ Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Sunset Boulevard Residence 1, (2) Studio Rooms, Total Size 36 Sqm each. Side by side 5th floor units with sea views Sale Price: 1,795,000 THB. Each++.Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-9105124 (Thai) Email at admin@ bobbybrooks.com

The Gallery Condo for Sale in Jomtien Beach: Studio, Total Size 26 Sqm. SALE PRICE: 1,890,000 THB. (Foreign name) Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Jomtien Condotel – 81 sq meter 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom 3.8 million THB (Foreign Name) please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com LK Legend Condo - 1 Bed 1 Bath Nicest unit available in Central Pattaya. Total Size 86 Sqm. 5.900.000 T H B ( Fo r e i g n N a m e ) please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com View Talay 2B - 10th floor Jomtien Seaview 1 Bedroom 1 Bath 76 (Sqm): 2.890.000 THB. (Thai Name) please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Park Royal 1 Pratamnak – Brand New 7th floor studio fully furnished 31 sqm 1,650,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com Shining Star Condo- Studio fully furnished 37 sqm, pool view, walk to Jomtien or Dongtan Beach 2 mins. 1,490,000 THB (co. name.) please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com

Condo for Rent

For Rent in Soi 6. 2 bed room, 1 livingroom, 84sqm apartment with twobalconies. Fully furnished, 3 TVs, kitchen, 2 AC’s. Excellent location. 24,000 baht per month.Call: 087 139 1539 For Rent in Soi 6 Pratamnak Jomtien.42 sqm studio with big balconyfor sea views. Fully furnished, kitchen. Everything you need. Excellent location. 12,000 baht per month.Call: 087 139 1539 S E A - V I E W A PA R T MENT. Newly remodeled, fully furnished unit on high floor in Center Condo.Nicely appointed. 15,000 baht per month with minimum three-month lease.Call 081 493 5454 (English only) between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Park Lane Resort Jomtien 1 bedroom 1 bath 36 sqm. 12,000 per month. (1 year Lease) Fully furnished linens, cooking utensils and are City Side View Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email at admin@bobbybrooks.com

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Baan Suan Lalana – 1 Bedroom - The owner has just completed a very high standard renovation with completely new and stylish furnishings. The 84 sqm unit offers 1 en-suite bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen with oven and breakfast bar, living room, dining area, extra large double balcony, huge communal pool, minimart, fitness, sauna, tennis court, 24/7 security and just a couple of minutes walk to numerous restaurants, shops, bars, taxis and 800m to the beach. Minimum rental period of 1 month applies at 20,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: CDOR384. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com View Talay 5 C - A really stylish finish and modern furnishings in this mid floor studio 48 sqm on the Pattaya side of these very popular beachfront buildings with stunning sea views over Koh Larn Island. The studio offers a tr uly luxurious bathroom, fitted wardrobes, a fully functional European Kitchen with hob, hood and breakfast bar, stylishly furnished living area, large balcony, huge communal pool, CCTV, 24/7 security and a couple of minutes stroll to the beautiful Dongtan Beach and numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. For Rent 25,000 Bt per month or 20,000 Bt on long term lease. Minimum rental period of 1 month. Website Ref: CDOR364. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Thip Condotel - A newly renovated and stylishly furnished 30 sqm studio with European kitchen, luxury bathroom, washing machine,

balcony, communal pool, 24/7 security and a minutes walk to numerous restaurants, shops, bars, Jomtien Night Plaza, taxis and 150m to the beach. Price : 12,000 Bt per month. Minimum rental period of 1 month applies.. Website Ref: CDOR344. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com The Gallery - A very stylish studio 28 sqm,in these new buildings ideally located just 100m from Jomtien Beach and numerous restaurants, shops, bars, market and taxis. The unit has a European style kitchen, luxury bathroom, well furnished living area with LCD TV, rooftop infinity edge swimming pool, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security. 13,000 Bt monthly rent. Minimum of 6 month lease applies. . Website Ref: CDOR309. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Very Impressive Sea View Apartment!! Rental Price is 40,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 64Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5045) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PRC084)

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Condo for Rent

Beachfront Life Style for Rent! Rental Price is 85,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 266 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0737) North Pattaya Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 100,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 311 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4262) Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price is 48,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 101 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5423)

Stunning Apartment for Rent in Northshore! Rental Price 40,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 64 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4570) Fantastically Designed Apartment at Grand Condotel! Rental Price 42,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4187) Stunning Apartment for Rent in Jomtien Beach Area! Rental Price 27,500 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 102 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4464) Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price 60,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedroom/3 Bathroom. 214 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call

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the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5166) Beautiful Apartment with Spacious Living Area! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 340 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5491)

Land for Sale

(ptm-lfs0012)Land for sale. 3.2 Rai 49 TLW, Close to Jomtien 2nd Road. Call: 084 754 4214

Job Vacancies

Housekeeper in Naklua. Full-time 5-6 days a week. Limited cooking, drivers l i c e n s e a p l u s. G o o d references, prefer age 30-45. Generous pay relating to experience. Please email to: sanmyn@yahoo.com with full details including education, past experience, age, marital status and residence location or call (Thai) Karuna at 086 110-6674. Centara Hotel & Resorts. Will be opening its fourth property in Pattaya, the five-star Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya, located

at Phratamnak Hill on the East side of the city. Now we are seeking candidates for many position; - Food & Beverage Department (Restaurant Manager, Server, Bartender, Supervisor, Chefs, Commis...) - Front Office Department (Reservation Manager, Night Manager, Front Desk Super visor, Front Desk Clerk, Bell Man...) - Housekeeping Depar tment (Assistant Executive Housekeeper, Floor / Public Area Supervisor, Room / Public Area Attendant, Order Taker...) - Finance & Accounting Department (Financial Controller, Chief Accountant, Purchasing Manager, Cost Controller,  AR/AP Supervisor, Night Auditor...) - Spa & Sports Recreation Department (Spa Manager, Therapist, Spa Receptionist, Fitness Supervisor, Pool Attendant...) - Engineering Department (Technicians). If you are an energetic, organised and result-driven team player who is looking for challenge at the highest level of standards, send your resume or walk-in interview:  Human Resources Department Pre-opening Office PhratamnakSoi 5, NongPrue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150Mb: 081861 4505, T: 038-306 337 E: hrmcgpx@chr.co.th

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Ju n i o r G r a p h i c , Ju n i o r Accountant at True North, Production Manager at URS’s behalf. Requirements: Secondary 6/Vocational - Salary based on ability - Full-time; Sr. Account Representative John.- No age limit. Requirements: Bachelor Degree- Salary based on abilityFull-time- The experience will be an advantage.Call: K. Nid 082 478 6444, email: nidjarin@ silvermover.com Assistant to Condominium Manager Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested in working with property management. Job description: customer service to the condo community residents, property inspections of the common areas, building’s accounting and more. Requirements: Good written and spoken English,

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independent, well organize, good computer and accountant skills. Experience is a plus. Salary according to skills. CV with photo to allott25@ hotmail.com Urgent! Experienced Waitress Wanted for Inter national restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

Toyota Vigo 3.0 Turbo. 4-door, manual, first reg 2008. Loaded with extra service history, A1 insurance. Looks and drives superb. Only 490,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539. Honda Jazz Top of The Line. Silver gray, 2009 year model. Only 21,000kms. Expat sell for 440,000 Baht, new 700,000. Served by Honda. Call 087 108 0995

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Most-needed Pattaya changes We asked 100 foreign tourists which one improvement they most wanted to see in Pattaya before their next visit. Here’s a selection of the replies.

without crash helmets, racing in the wrong direction up a one way street, cars parked all over the place where they shouldn’t be. It gets worse every year. (Kevin Cable)

That’s an easy one. Relax the licensing laws and allow 24-hour drinking in the resort just like in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. The Thais don’t seem to realize that Cambodia is knocking on their tourist door. (Liverpool Danny)

They simply have to reduce the number of transvestite prostitutes at one end of Walking Street. I understand many of them can’t get jobs in offices and restaurants and I don’t give a hoot. Get rid of these crime-loving nuisances now. (GF)

For goodness’ sake finish the Beach Road widening scheme. It’s terrible at the moment with bulldozers everywhere, uncollected trash lying around and dangerous potholes which are a threat to life and limb. (Mrs Helen Bryant)

Can we please see Jomtien Second Road completed? There are too many holes in the road still and it’s pointless having traffic lights when all they do is permanently flash orange in all directions. (Mark Turner)

I’m looking for an end to the Jet Ski menace. In spite of a lot of publicity from the authorities, people are still being ripped off. I know of two Indians who had to pay 40,000 baht to the operator who said they had produced scratches. That was ridiculous. (Mr Ahmed) Since my last visit to Pattaya, I notice that there’s a lot more trash lying around. In some streets, such as Soi 15, the litter is a real nightmare. What happened to the improved services and hi-tech incinerators? (Thomas Grainger) I want to see an end to those giant-size advertizing screens you see on Beach Road and at the end of Thepprasit Road. They are a danger to life and limb as they distract drivers who should have their eyes on the road. (Mrs Ellen de Witte) Surely the immediate point is that the police need to enforce traffic laws more rigorously. Motorcyclists

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Three-year visa Q: I have heard that some Thai embassies and consulates abroad are now giving three-year visas with multiple entries. I would very much like to have one of those so how do I go about obtaining one? I asked the embassy in Kuala Lumpur but they said they had never heard of it. A: The Foreign Affairs Ministry announced some years ago that they would introduce a three-year visa, with multiple entries, specifically for businessmen coming and going regularly to and from Thailand. We never saw many of them, and to obtain one you needed the support of a major Thai employer or Board of Investment. It was never intended to apply to retirees, tourists, etc. Five-year visa Q: There was publicity recently about a new five-year visa. I think you needed to pay two million baht to get hold of it. Why was it so expensive when you can obtain a one-year visa for retirees so much more cheaply? A: You are referring to the government’s re-launching of the Elite Card which does cost two million baht as a one-off fee and an annual service charge of 20,000 baht. However, it’s not just a visa but offers a wider range of incentives and attractions, according to the website. Holders are subject to an annual police clearance check. The Elite Card has had a checkered history, so I suggest you read up on it first to see if it fits your visa requirements. 90-days query Q: I hold a one-year retirement visa which expires in October this year. I am due to report my 90 days (address confirmation) on August 4, but I am leaving the country to go to Siem Reap in Cambodia on August 5. Do I need to report my 90 days at Immigration or not?

For my next visit I’d like to see Pattaya turn back the clock 20 years. It was far more fun in 1993, I remember. These days there are foreigners wherever you go. I’m thinking of retiring to Sri Racha. (Bill Young) It would be great if the bars would cut the price of booze by about 50 percent. I could then drink myself into a stupor without worrying about the size of my paycheck. Cheers! (WQ) It is high time that double-pricing for farang was brought to an end. I read recently that the new drag-show palace on Thepprasit Road even puts the double-pricing tariff on its advertising and promotions. Scandalous! (Clare Hathaway) They should ban these foreign police types in the black uniforms that you see all over town at night, especially on Walking Street. It’s said they are helping the community but I sense they are helping themselves. (Philip Jenkinson) A: No. but you can if you want. The regulation is that you can report your 90 days within a three-week window, i.e. two weeks before and one week after the scheduled date. So you are OK. Your next 90-day clock starts ticking on the day you return to Thailand whether by land, sea or air. One-day overstay Q: My visa runs out on July 30 but I go to the airport on July 31 for a flight on August 1. Do I need to pay overstay in these circumstances or should I get a seven days extension at the Immigration? A: There is a convention that if you check in at the airport (or border post) on the day following the expiry, there will be no overstay fee. However, the free one-day overstay does not apply if you have a longer overstay. As long as you check in on July 31 you will not pay. Check in on August 1 and you will pay for two days overstay, i.e. 1,000 baht. The key factor is the date when you check in and pass through Immigration, not the timing of your flight after midnight. Brits and 2016 Q: I keep hearing that the ASEAN Economic Community starts at the start of 2016 and that I will no longer need a visa to come to Thailand for a long-stay holiday. I am a British national, so can you confirm that is true? A: The AEC is a free-trade zone of 10 Asian nations. Of itself, the AEC will not make any difference to you as a British national. But there are growing signs that some AEC-member countries are introducing visas which allow the holder, of any nationality, to visit two or more member countries. For example, there is already a tourist 60-day visa which can be used for entry to both Thailand and Cambodia. Check with the Thai embassy or consulate in UK. Fake stamp? Q: I suspect that I may have a fake extension stamp in my passport after visiting a fly-by-night agent who no longer answers his phone and has moved from his office address which is now a closed unit. What shall I do? A: It’s best to get the matter checked now at Immigration. If the stamp is in fact a fake, your extension will not have been recorded on the Immigration Bureau’s computer system. Get this sorted now rather than risk a major problem at the airport when you try to leave.

Today's Editorial Democracy remains a dream According to United Nations research, there are 41 democracies in the world today. By the dawn of the 21st century, there were three times that many. In the past 12 years all sorts of dictators, strongmen and authoritarian regimes have returned and political freedom is currently in decline across the world. Military coups have overturned democratically elected governments in Asia and populist authoritarians are on the rise in Latin America. It’s likely to get worse. In Russia, for example, civil rights are clearly in decline as opponents of the regime are summarily dealt with by the police or the courts or both. The Arab Spring revolts have hardly resulted in the advance of democracy and, in Egypt, the military has more or less been threatening a coup which carries the fig-leaf of the preferred term “road map”. Various Wikileaks scandals have revealed what the state security services in the United States and other countries are up to when the spotlight is not turned on them. President Assad of Syria and Kim Jongun of North Korea both claim to be democrats as they embody the spirit of their people. Their opponents are invariably traitors, assholes and worse. The point is that virtually every national leader of the 21st century claims to be a democrat (with a small “d”) because they have learned to put less stress on torture, mass arrests, violent crackdowns and firing squads even though these may continue in a quieter way. Instead dictators employ more subtle methods of coercion. Enemies of the “people” may have their business closed down by tax inspectors and health inspectors. Wide-ranging laws are introduced and then selectively enforced against opponents. The media are manipulated or closed when they cease to oblige those in charge. Minor officials may be sacrificed in corruption scandals only to protect those higher up the line who are really in charge of mega-criminal activity. Sad to say, Thailand is not immune from some of these concerns. With numerous coups and 12 new constitutions, the country is not much nearer to becoming a democracy. It is true that reasonably fair elections are held, bribery notwithstanding, but there is more to a democracy than turning up at the ballot station every few years. The question to ask is when does a democracy become an elected dictatorship? The ancient Roman elite strove to buy off the mob with bread and circuses (free food and violent entertainment) and it’s said that Britain avoided revolution during the hardships that followed the First World War by encouraging the population to enjoy free entertainment on the radio as well as to buy really cheap chocolate and cinema seats. Have we really progressed? In Thailand we now have an array of populist policies designed to return the government to power next time. But some of those policies are indeed Amazing Thailand. Whilst most countries in the world are trying to avoid putting more cars on overcrowded roads, here in Thailand there are cash incentives to buy a new vehicle and join the polluting throng. Don’t worry about the environment, just spend. The government’s rice subsidy scheme, although now in crisis, is just another example of seeking the electoral support of important groups in society, this time the rice farmers and millers. Meanwhile the red-shirted people are allowed to intimidate the opposition with barely a squeak of complaint from the powers-that-be. Last month the plug was pulled in the middle of a TV show on Channel 5 while it was airing the story of a South Korean company with alleged little capital, massive debts and no water management experience- -but with alleged close connections to a fugitive former prime minister-- winning a huge flood control project. Whether strategies such as these actually work in the days of Facebook and Twitter is a moot point. Cracking down can even be counter-productive, as recent events in Brazil and Turkey appear to illustrate. What’s required now in Thailand is more emphasis on sound government and less reliance on policies which simply lust for the permanency of the current ruling elite. There’s nothing wrong in lobbying for support, but running the country has to mean more than a perpetual general election campaign lasting for four years. Paradoxically, failure to do that could rebound badly on the government the next time it goes to the polls.


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Our Community More temples to be renovated St. Nikolaus

Catholic Church, Pattaya

Mass Schedules Wednesday 18:30 hrs Novena and English Mass 19:30 hrs Novena and Thai Mass First Friday of the Month 18:30 hrs English Mass 19:30 hrs Thai Mass

Saturday 18:00 hrs English Mass 19:30 hrs Thai Mass Sunday 07:00 hrs 08:30 hrs 10:00 hrs 16:00 hrs

Thai Mass English Mass Thai Mass English Mass

Sukhumvit Road, 144 Kilometer Post P.O. Box 6 Muang Pattaya Chonburi 20260 Tel: 038-422-290 to 1

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass in English

Several leading Pattaya-based businesses have committed to extend a program to create and improve restrooms, public facilities and gardens in temples across Chonburi province.

Central Festival Pattaya Beach has joined Nong Nooch Garden, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and several other entities to support extensive and environment friendly projects to repay the community for its support.

Promenada donates to Philanthropy Connections Foundation

ECC International Real Estate, developer of Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai, and Dutch singer Ger Vos, donated 40,000 baht to the Philanthropy Connections Foundation, which supports projects focused on vulnerable people in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan. Seen here (left to right) are Tjeert Kwant, president and CEO, ECC International Real Estate; Sallo Polak, executive director of Philanthropy Connections Foundation, and Ger Vos.

Daily 06:30 Sunday 09:30 Redemptorist Center Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

038 422 290 Celebrate Mass in the chapel built by Fr. Ray Brennan

Pattaya Sports Club answer an SOS by William Macey The phone call indicated that our help was desperately needed. Nongprue Municipality have many families in the area that have a disabled husband, wife or child and they do whatever they can to help with food, clothes or medical care. But occasionally they need help to supply something out of the ordinary. Phairot, 49 years old, had difficulty breathing and was in hospital on a ventilator. For the last four years he has been unable to eat, speak or move any part of his body. He relies on a machine to clear his lungs and help him breathe. Like all machines, the ventilator has a shelf life and his had passed that date. Phairot now has returned home and is being cared for by his wife Jumpe. She must be in attendance at all times and desperately needs help. Nigel and I saw the challenge first hand. Nothing gives Pattaya Sports Club more pleasure than to help those in need. Something had to be done. We immediately bought a replacement device, to the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relief. Nongprue had a word with the suppliers and, with a

small discount, we were also able to provide adult pampers. Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, always happy to show his gratitude, was on hand for the presentation, as were many staff from City Hall and local TV.


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Tips & Advice

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Want cleaner paint cans? To avoid paint building up inside the groove where the can lid fits, punch a few small nail holes into the groove before closing so the paint drips back into the can.

Safe Zapping Andy, I know that it’s unsafe to cook food using plastic bowls and dishes in a microwave oven, but is it okay to reheat leftovers in plastic dishes? How about warming meals in the plastic containers they come in from the store? Or placing plastic wrap over food so the sauces or liquids don’t splatter all over the inside of the microwave? Amy Depending on the type of plastic the container is made of, it may not be harmful, Amy. Nevertheless, it is safer to avoid using plastic utensils altogether in a microwave. DEHA [di- (2-ethylhexyl) adipate], sometimes found in cling wrap, and other chemicals commonly found in plastic can negatively influence hormonal activity. While studies are underway to better define the health risks associated with plastics, it is best to steer clear of using plastic and plastic wrap in the microwave, as the heat can drive plastic molecules into your food. Instead, use glass or ceramic containers and cover foods with waxed paper or a paper towel. In fact, you also should avoid pre-packaged foods

that come in cling wrap. If you purchase such products, transfer these items to a different storage container once you get home. Pattaya Today Gardening We’ve got a small garden out back, Andy, and seem to spend less time actually gardening and much too much time fighting weeds, which just come back in time no matter how careful we are—even if we pull them up by their roots. We’ve tried sprays with the same outcome. I heard that newspapers can somehow be used to prevent weeds. Is that true and how can we do it? Jed Yes, it’s true, Jed, and it’s basically a matter of adding several layers of newspaper to your mulch. Mulching your garden is a good idea in and of itself; it keeps the soil moist while regulating soil temperature. Using layers of newspaper under your mulch prevents the sun from reaching weeds, thus prohibiting their growth. Get enough newspapers (a dozen back issues of Pattaya Today?) to allow you to put down three to six layers throughout

your garden. Then find a good source for your mulch: grass clippings, dead leaves, wood chips, or commercial products available at a local nursery or home improvement store--whichever is the easiest or cheapest. If convenient, surround the area you will be mulching with stones or bricks to prevent the mulch from blowing away. Now lay down sheets of newspaper over the entire area--one layer at a time. Leave a 10cm square around the bases of your plants. Next, add a second layer, overlapping the first, then a third, etc. You should have enough dead leaves, grass, etc., for at least a 5cm layer of mulch (10 cm is even better). Spread it evenly over the top layer of newspapers. The mulch should last about three months and will decay naturally, requiring no cleanup. However, maintaining the mulch regularly is a good idea. Spicy Subject I’ve gotten into cooking since living in Pattaya, Andy, and have begun stocking up on spices and herbs. Now I could use some advice on the best way to keep them so they don’t go bad. What say you? Lester Spices and herbs store best and last much longer if they are kept whole, rather than crushed or ground. You can buy them in whole form and crush or grind each as needed using a mortar and pestle (the same items that Thais use to make som tum), or a coffee grinder. Keep all spices and herbs in tightly-closed con-

Frank, Forthright & Frigid Wife Hates Sex I married my wife four years ago but, from the beginning, I recognized something was very wrong. On the honeymoon she asked the hotel receptionist if there were any 24hour cinemas in town, which I thought was very odd. When we returned home she got a job working nights at a garage petrol station, which meant I was usually half-asleep when she got home smelling of fumes which are really off-putting. Recently things have got even worse as she has started wearing all her clothes in bed. When I challenge her she just says that we need the extra income from the garage and, as regards the complete clothes, she says she is just tired to get changed into something more comfortable. I find this odd as she even wears her shoes which could easily be kicked off. I have tried a marriage guidance counselor but he was pretty useless and simply asked which garage she worked at as he preferred

to buy Esso. I have also tried bringing home dirty videos and a variety of marital aids. I don’t even understand what some of these latter are supposed to do. One looks like a miniature battering ram with an electric light on the end. But all my wife does is to take the dog for a walk or go into the kitchen to make a cheese sandwich which takes her nearly an hour. Am I wrong to think that a mutually rewarding, romantic and physical relationship is what marriage is all about? I need to believe that she finds me sexually attractive. Miserable Michael Agony Ivy writes: Dear Michael, Thank you for sending me a copy of your medical reports which I think begin to shed light on your particular problem. The difficulty is that you just don’t see yourself as others perceive you. For example, your body odor is extremely strong and could well explain why your wife prefers to douse herself with petrol fumes rather

tainers that have a screw cap instead of something with a fliptop, which cannot be sealed as tightly. Keep the containers away from heat and not near a window, stove or refrigerator—which emit heat. Heat, air, and light encourage aromatic oils to evaporate, which causes spices and herbs to lose their flavor. Keep the spices and herbs away from moisture as well because that causes caking and loss of quality (that’s difficult in Pattaya’s humid climate, but do your best). If it’s important to you to retain the color of cayenne pepper, chili powder, and paprika, store them in the fridge. Spice racks are nice, but not for longterm storage. Breaking the Mold You can tell to me what is black mold Khun Andy? I have something very dark mold in bathroom think black mold but not black maybe. Think not healthy for family yes?. Pin Mold is not healthy except for some cheese, Pin. Black mold is particularly unhealthy but not particularly black, per se. It’s greenish-black, slimy substance, and it can be a serious health risk. It has been linked to the death of babies from respiratory bleeding, and as a contributing factor to illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis. Virtually everyone has one type of mold or another somewhere in their home. Although not all types are toxic, it is a good idea to treat and remove all molds as if they're potentially harmful. Mold spores are very easily transported to different areas by

than perfume. Your absolute refusal to go to the dentist is a worry as, when you smile with an open mouth, you begin to resemble an aged horse on its way to the abattoir. I have looked through the so-called sexy videos you sent me for perusal but they concern sado-masochistic activities which made me reach for the smelling salts. Maybe your wife feels the same way. Her next move could be to put itching powder on your side of the bed in order to exclude you from the bedroom altogether. Your ignorance of sex toys, with or without an electric light, in any case suggests you are pig-ignorant on matters of personal intimacy. The best thing for you to do now is to accept a sexless marriage before it is too late and you end up as another accidental death from a high-rise condominium. Dear Agony Ivy, Unmentionable Problem My father is a great guy but he’s getting on in years now and has an embarrassing problem. Whenever he speaks he goes at a rapid rate with the result that he accidentally spits and sprays at the person with whom he is attempting to communicate. An allied difficulty is that, even when he is not speaking, he sticks out his false teeth with his tongue before retracting them quickly when I nudge him. This latter practice can be very awkward as he recently stuck out his false teeth, which in any case needed

attaching themselves to various hosts such as people, pets, shoes, etc. The spores thrive and grow where it is damp and moist. Very toxic molds can develop from water seepage and, while black mold is less common than other mold species, it is not rare. Black mold often is found on water-soaked wood, ceiling tiles, wall paneling, cardboard and even cotton items. Moisture is essential to the growth of black mold, and when it is wet it is shiny in appearance. It feels slimy when you touch it and smears on the area. Many infested areas will be relatively small and be a result of small leaks or plumbing problems—like in your bathroom. After you determine the root of the problem (such as a leak) and rectify it, disinfect the area with bleach. A mixture of one cup bleach to 4 liters of water is sufficient. Adding a few squirts of liquid dish soap to the mixture will also aid in dissolving accumulated grease and dirt in the area. Apply the bleach mixture to mold and allow it to saturate the area for about 15 to 20 minutes. After this, rinse thoroughly and dry the entire surface carefully. Spores from dried mold can be quite harmful and should be cleaned with caution. Never scrape or scratch at dried mold as the spores would then be released into the air and pose an inhalation risk. While working, wear a respiratory mask and eye protection. It’s also a good idea to wear protective clothing to prevent skin contact. Closing Line The bottom line doesn’t have to be your top priority. --Handy Andy

cleaning, when he was at the supermarket checkout. The store assistant screamed and my dad was detained for over two hours whilst store detectives decided whether this had been a plot to avoid paying the bill – which of course it was not! Dad would never do anything like that. What I need to know is how to deal with dad when I’m not actually cringing. How can I broach this subject with friends and relatives without creating a major incident? Dad would be heart-broken if he realized he was creating so much unhappiness and embarrassment. The truth is that he just doesn’t know. I sometimes look at an old photo of him in his army uniform and medals and just want to cry. Any sensible advice would be most welcome. Anguished Ada Agony Ivy writes: Dear Ada, The best thing is to warn all people with whom dad comes into touch to stand well back when they try to listen to what he is saying. You can always tell them that he is suffering from flu and doesn’t want to spread the germs. Another possible solution is for dad to join the Quaker movement. I understand they have one day per week when they are totally silent and don’t say a word for 24 hours, no matter what the circumstances. This day would then become the one when you receive visitors or take dad shopping.


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Youth Focus

Summer Learning The summer holidays are with us and for some in our international school community this means long journeys to visit family and friends in other countries. Of those who are not travelling so far afield, some will attend summer school. This can be a great opportunity for children to get out of the house, see their friends and keep their minds in ‘learning mode’ for part of the long summer holiday. For those who are starting school in August it can be an opportunity to make new friends, or to familiarise themselves with a new school setting.

It is important for children to spend some time away from school to enjoy free time with family or friends or to travel and broaden their knowledge of the wider world. With this in mind, the summer holiday at Mooltripakdee International School lasts six weeks, so children who choose to attend summer school get a week’s break at both ends of the fourweek summer programme. For the youngest members of the school community in preschool A, summer school provides a taste of school life before the new term begins, and they can begin to form relationships with their

teachers and future classmates. For the slightly older preschool B children, summer school provides a bridge between preschool and kindergarten/ reception, and at this age children just love to be busy; ask any parent who has tried to entertain their 4-5 year old for six or seven weeks! The children in the higher age ranges get a chance to brush up on their key skills in a relaxed yet vibrant learning environment, get outside with some hands-on learning activities and perhaps revisit familiar subjects from a different angle. International schools like ours often have a wide

Praw wows Hong Kong by Mark Beales Singer Praw Brander represented Thailand as she performed ‘All That Jazz’ before a packed audience in Hong Kong. Year 9 Garden International School (GIS) student Praw, 14, beat hundreds of other singers

to win a spot in the show. She auditioned in Bangkok and was one of nine finalists picked. Praw took part in the Ruam Smai Big Band Concert sponsored by the Ministry of Culture to promote youth relations between Thailand

catchment area, with children traveling to school from all around a town or city. For

some of these children, school time is their only opportunity to socialize with their peers, so summer school can be a way to keep in contact with their school friends over the long break. For nonnative English speakers it can be a good way of keeping their language skills up to scratch, and for those who live in busy metropolitan areas, summer school can be an

and Hong Kong. The big band joined forces with the Hong Kong Music Academy to perform at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. The 45-member Ruam Smai Big Band’s jazz and blues performances, including compositions by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, were conducted by

oasis where children can play and exercise in a friendly and safe environment. In order to continue to spark children’s interest, motivate and inspire, it’s important that any additional school programme offers something slightly different from the day to day school life. Outdoor activities and field trips are the perfect way to bring summer school topics to life and make the children feel like they are part of something special and fun. Invariably it is these departures from routine which provide some of the lasting memories which children may carry with them for years to come.

Wirat U-Tawaughn, chief conductor and academic director of KPN Music in Bangkok. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, band members are from all around Thailand. For more information on GIS, which is based in Ban Chang, visit www.gardenrayong. com


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Resnt Race Results Updates

FORMULA 1: Sebastian Vettel found the perfect way to respond to the disappointment of losing victory in the closing stages at Silverstone, winning his home race for the first time, the 4th win in 2013. The German appeared to have the British Grand Prix in the bag when his car ground to a halt with transmission problems just eleven laps from home, and victory at the Nurburgring didn't come without its own headaches, 2nd place Kimi Raikkonen has called on Lotus to keep trying and keep working after he took a strong second at the German Grand Prix. - 07 July 2013 INDYCAR: Pocono: Race results: A race that had looked set to be dominated by Andretti Autosport and Chevrolet completely changed over the course of 160 laps, which instead delivered a stunning return to form for Ganassi and Honda. Going in it had looked to be a slam-dunk for Andretti, but the team's plans started to unravel right from the very first run through turn 1 which saw James Hinchcliffe bobble and into a crunching hit with the wall. Ryan Hunter-Reay was taken out on pit road by a high-speed Takuma Sato failing to hit the brakes, and EJ Viso was sidelined by mechanical issues. - 07 July 2013 NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson clinches first ever sweep of Daytona, the first time that a driver has claimed both Cup victories at Daytona in the same season since Bobby Allison in 1982. Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 that kicked off the 2013 season, and on Saturday night he doubled up with a repeat success in the mid-season Coke Zero 400 return to the superspeedway. - 07 July 2013 MOTOGP: Assen Dutch GP: Valentino Rossi described his 80th MotoGP triumph in the Dutch MotoGP at Assen as one of the best victories of his career. The Factory Yamaha rider rolled back the years to claim his first MotoGP win since Malaysia 2010 after a vintage performance. - 30 June 2013

2013 FI World Calendar (July- Sept)

11 FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 (Budapest) 26 - 28 Jul 12 2013 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps) 23 - 25 Aug 13 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA 2013 (Monza) 06 - 08 Sep 14 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore) 20 - 22 Sep www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia

2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (July- Sept)

Date Day Race Site Location 7/28/13 Sun Indianapolis Motor Speedway 8/4/13 Sun Pocono Raceway 8/11/13 Sun Watkins Glen International 8/18/13 Sun Michigan International Speedway 8/24/13 Sat Bristol Motor Speedway 9/1/13 Sun Atlanta Motor Speedway 9/7/13 Sat Richmond International Raceway 9/15/13 Sun Chicagoland Speedway 9/22/13 Sun New Hampshire Motor Speedway 9/29/13 Sun Dover International Speedway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia

TV Race ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ABC ESPN ABC ESPN ESPN ESPN

Start ET 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM

2013 Indy Car Schedule (July- Sept)

August 4 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio August 25 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma, California September 1 Grand Prix of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online)

2013 MotoGP Grand Prix (July-Sept)

21 July United States*** 18 August Indianapolis 25 August Czech Republic 01 September Great Britain 15 September San Marino & Riviera di 29 September Aragón www.motogp.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia

Laguna Seca Indianapolis Brno Silverstone Marco Simoncelli MotorLand Aragón

Top 3 F1 Drivers' Championship 2013 after round 9 of 19

Sebastian Vettel R ed Bull-Renault Fernando Alonso Ferrari-Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault

157 123 116

Top 3 IndyCar Drivers' Championship after round 10 of 19

1 Helio Castroneves 2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3 Marco Andretti

332 323 277

Top 3 NASCAR Drivers' Championship after round 18 of 36

1 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 2 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing 3 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing

658 609 587

Top 3 MotoGP Drivers’ Championship after round 7 of 19

1 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 2 Jorge Lorenzo Factory Yamaha Racing 3 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team

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**Local Thailand Motorsports Schedules 2013**

The second round of (TSS) which is set to take place on much more familiar turf at the longtime ‘Home' of Thai motorsports, Bira Circuit, on July 13-14th 2013 and a Pro Series with a race at Bira on July 27-28 . More information is online at www.bira.co.th

Thailand Super Series Schedule (TSS) 2013 July 13-14 Pattaya’s Bira Circuit October 5-6 Pattaya’s Bira Circuit December 13-15 Bangsaen Street Circuit, Chonburi

Nitto 3K Racing Series Schedule 2013

Khao Kheow (Stableford) Another quiet day for numbers on the golf course brought about one of the easiest days for the organiser. While it is good in the high season to have our returning

friends from around the world, it is really good during the low season to have just a few groups who play with us week in and week out. It is also easier to run with a dozen than with 50. Oh, happy days. On this day with only four groups, we were off to Khao Kheow, normal trip down Route 7, and on arrival noticed how quiet it was. Soon onto A1, we took the starter’s

word that it had not rained for a few days and the course had dried out. Well, not quite right, as the mud often gathered on the ball. Still it was a good walk around for those of us in carts. Those not in carts struggled as the heat rose and the wind dropped. The wind was up for the A Nine but dropped for the C Nine. We battled on and finally got around. Then it was into the shower, and then up to the restaurant. I say ‘up’ as when you have been around the course, the steps can be difficult to climb for the golden oldies. Back at Bert’s with a smaller group, it was soon time for the results. The winner with 35 points was Barry Elphick, ahead of Mark West in second with 34 points. In third was Henry O’Brien with 32 points, with Max Bracegirdle in fourth with 31 points. We then went into fifth and Mashi won count-back from John Hackett on 29 points. This all tells you what a tough day it was and how bad the rest played. T.T.F.N. The Emerald (Stableford) We seem to be getting a better quality

of golfer lately. I said ‘seem to’ as we can now book the Emerald and usually get most of the players going straight back to Bert’s. Probably we are all getting too old and await the high season players with different thoughts. The Emerald was pretty good; the greens were a bit slow and for some reason nearly all the fairways had a patch down the middle. Bit weird, but all in all not too bad. Mind, on the second par 4, Watson did away with all the fairway bit as he drove to a foot and sank the putt for an Eagle. Smart a—. So to the results, welcome to the Bob Watson Show. Bob Watson won shooting a gross 70 and 40 points. Nothing much to say. In second and much more reasonable was Daryl Evans with 39 points. For third we had a count-back on 36 points that saw Max Bracegirdle in third and Henry O’Brien in fourth. Eat your heart out, just think how good we all are, in our minds, mind I am thinking of running two flights, Watson and the rest! T.T.F.N. Near Pin: Bob Watson (2)

PSC golf from The Growling Swan – 2013 by Peter Blackburn Bangpra – Stableford After a last minute cancellation due to sickness, there were 18 of us at The Growling Swan on a wet Pattaya morning ready to take the journey to the popular Bangpra Golf Course. We welcomed Alex Field from Sydney and Alan “Colonel” Sanders from Queensland, and headed off five minutes ahead of schedule. The rain continued and in fact increased throughout the journey to the course; by the time we arrived it was apparent that our day’s golf was in doubt. Seeing the No Rain Check sign on the counter at reception prompted us to hang around for a while, along with several other groups that were scheduled to tee off ahead of us. Lo and behold, our patience was rewarded. It was still raining lightly after we had waited for around 90 minutes but the skies appeared to be clearing so we decided to play. Unfortunately five of our group were not too keen and decided to return to Pattaya rather than get a little damp; that was not a good call as the day turned out fine. We finally got our first group away at 10:45 a.m. and thankfully, although it was still drizzling rain the skies were starting to clear and after three holes the rain had just about ceased. Naturally the golf course was wet but we had the appropriate rules in place so we continued our round. After four hours and 20 minutes we finished in sunshine. Bad luck to the five “deserters” who missed a very good day on one of Pattaya’s oldest and finest layouts.

With the reduced field we had just the one grade with five places on the podium and there were also rewards for nearest-the-pins, all the par-threes and longest-first putts on the 9th and 18th greens. Martin “Toddy” Todd continued his good form and won with a very good 38 points and another form golfer, Max “Corsets” Bracegirdle, finished second on 35 points. In third place came Peter Bye with 30 points; Alan “Colonel” Sanders was fourth on 29 points. There were three golfers on 28 points vying for fifth spot and the count-back saw Frank “Woody” Donnelly (14 point back nine) edge out Takeshi Hakozaki (13 point back nine) and Ebrahim (9 point back nine). Results for Bangpra: 1st –Martin Todd (10) – 38 points 2nd – Max Bracegirdle (23) – 35 points 3rd – Peter Bye (14) - 30 points 4th – Alan Sanders (17) - 29 points 5th – Frank Donnelly (20) - 28 points NTP’s 2nd – Takeshi Hakozaki 8th – Ebrahim 12th - Kevin Waycott 17th – No-one good enough LFP’s 9th – Frank Donnelly 18th – Alex Field

The Growling Swan NAGA Award (for the worst score on the day and discreetly not made public) went to Rob Cross. He of course accepted the award in fine spirit and wore the cap for a short while back at the bar. Toddy was kind enough to parade Deefa the Dog and collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan golfers. Back at the bar, a small, quality group of us had a load of fun and once again thanked the rain gods for looking after us. Growling Swan Golf, home of friendly golf in Pattaya, welcomes golfers of any persuasion–low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) on Soi Chaiyapoon at 8 a.m. with transport departing at 8.30. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

Pattaya Sports Club Golf "The Growling Swan"

Pattaya’s Bira Circuit 6-8 September Bonanza Speedway 1-3 November Pattaya’s Bira Circuit 6-8 December

Growling Swan Golf Schedule for August 2013

Pro Series Schedule 2013

July 27-28 - Pattaya’s Bira Circuit September 28-29 - Kaeng Krachan Circuit October 26-27, 2013 - Kaeng Krachan Circuit

OMP Challenge Series Schedule 2013 November 17 - Pattaya’s Bira Circuit December 22 - Pattaya’s Bira Circuit

PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Bobby Brooks™ Follow me on Twitter : @racebobby

Thu 1.8.13 – Emerald – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Mon 5.8.13 – Mountain Shadow – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Thu 8.8.13 – Crystal Bay – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Tue 13.8.13 – Plutaluang – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Fri 16.8.13 – Rayong C C – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Mon 19.8.13 – Pleasant Valley – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Thu 22.8.13 – Burapha – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Mon 26.8.13 – Eastern Star – 6 Groups – 10:00 am Thu 29.8.13 – Green Valley – 8 Groups – 10:00 am – Monthly Mug For bookings please contact: Peter – Phone 080 635 1386, email petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com


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You & Your Pets Dangerous food for dogs by Thonglor Pet Hospital Avocado Avocados contain a substance called persin. It’s harmless for humans who aren’t allergic, but large amounts might be toxic to dogs. Persin is in the leaves, seed, and bark, as well as in the fruit. Alcohol Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain that it has on humans, but it takes far less to do its damage. Just a little can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, problems with coordination, difficulty breathing, coma, even death. And the smaller the dog, the greater the effect. Onions and garlic Onions and garlic in all forms can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leading to anemia. An occasional small dose is probably OK, but just eating a large quantity once or eating smaller amounts regularly can cause poisoning. Symptoms of anemia include weakness, vomiting, little interest in food, dullness, and breathlessness. Coffee, tea, and other caffeine Caffeine in large enough quantities can be fatal for a dog. And, there is no antidote. Symptoms of caffeine poisoning include restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors, fits, and bleeding. Caffeine can be found in cocoa, chocolate, colas, and stimulant drinks such as Red Bull. It’s also in some cold medicines and pain killers. Grapes and raisins Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. And just a small amount can make a dog ill. Repeated vomiting is an early sign. Within a day, the dog will become lethargic and depressed. Milk and other dairy products Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive upset as well as set up food allergies (which often manifest as itchiness). Macadamia nuts As few as six raw or roasted macadamia nuts can make a dog ill. Symptoms of poisoning include muscle tremors, weakness or paralysis of the hindquarters, vomiting, elevated body temperature, and rapid heart rate. Eating chocolate with the nuts will make symptoms worse, possibly leading to death. Candy and gum Sweetened with xylitol, which can cause an increase in the insulin circulating through your dog’s body. That can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop and can also cause liver failure. Initial symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and loss of coordination. Eventually, the dog may have seizures. Liver failure can occur within just a few days.

Chocolate The toxic agent in chocolate is theobromine. It’s in all kinds of chocolate, even white chocolate. The most dangerous kinds are dark chocolate, chocolate mulch, and unsweetened baking chocolate. Eating chocolate, even just licking the icing bowl, can cause a dog to vomit, have diarrhea, and be excessively thirsty. It can also cause abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and death. Fat trimmings and bones Fat trimmed from meat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Bones can also splinter and cause an obstruction or lacerations of your dog’s digestive system. Persimmons, peaches, and plums The problem with these fruits is the seeds or pits. The seeds from persimmons can cause inflammation of the small intestine in dogs. They can also cause intestinal obstruction. Obstruction is also a possibility if a dog eats the pit from a peach or plum. Peach and plum pits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to both humans and dogs. Raw eggs There are two problems with giving your dog raw eggs. The first is the possibility of food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli. The second is that an enzyme in raw eggs interferes with the absorption of a particular B vitamin. This can cause skin problems as well as problems with your dog’s coat if raw eggs are fed over a long period of time. Salt Eating too much salt can cause excessive thirst and urination and lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of too much salt include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, and seizures. It may even cause death. Sugary foods and drinks Sugar can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly the onset of diabetes. Yeast dough The dough can stretch the dog’s abdomen and cause severe pain. In addition, when the yeast ferments the dough to make it rise, it produces alcohol that can lead to alcohol poisoning. Your medicine Reaction to a drug commonly prescribed for humans is the most common cause of poisoning in dogs. Never give your dog any overthe-counter medicine unless told to do so by your vet. Ingredients such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen are common in pain relievers and cold medicine. And, they can be deadly for your dog. Tobacco Tobacco contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems and can result in rapid heartbeat, collapse, coma, and death.

Sharks have such an acute sense of smell that that they can detect one part of blood in 100

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Cats for You in Pattaya

Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/

Peter

This great little chap is living at our local animal hospital. Sadly he tested positive for Felv. He was found with an injury to his back, now almost healed. He will need to be kept indoors by a new owner so that he cannot transmit to other cats. All he needs is lots of love and cuddles.

Mamma

Mamma came to us at the beginning of this year. All her five kittens have now been adopted and, now neutered, she’s now waiting for that special someone with a comfortable couch for her to snooze away the afternoons.

Rinky and Dinky

These two lovely sisters were abandoned along with their mother and brother. These two little beauties are still with us waiting for new permanent abode.

Bilbo

This little fellow was rescued after his mother was poisoned. He was just a few days old, his eyes still closed, but he pulled through. He’s now about 4 weeks old and will soon be big enough to go to his new home. Reserve him now!

Cat Corner Tip by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers

When it's time for litter box duty, you can simplify the process by eliminating the old search-and-scoop with the scooper. Gently tip the box up about 30 to 40 degrees so all loose sand can drift to the low side, revealing the clumps from liquids and allowing the solids to "float" to the top. Just scoop them out as you slowly lower the box to level again. To be thorough, tip the box from the opposite direction and repeat the process. Dr. Peters has just published two more informative and entertaining new books, Our Amazing Cats Volume 2 (“More Tales of Feline Inspiration”), and Our Amazing Dogs (“The Canine Connection to Our Hearts”). Each is only about 260 baht and available as ebooks from Amazon Books and at www.ouramazingcat.com. For additional tips, or to subscribe to her free newsletter, The Kitty Times, go to www.theproblemcat.com


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This week’s special subject is POLITICAL HISTORY 1. Which English king was buried under a car park? 2. Who was US president when the Titanic sank? 3. In which year did the American civil war end? 4. In which century was Captain Cook eaten by the natives? 5. Which number Louis was called The Sun King? 6. Was the battle of Actium fought on land or sea or in the air? 7. Who was the last Tudor monarch? 8. Why did many Brits panic in 1588? 9. Which European capital did the Turks besiege in the 17th century? 10. Which former Nazi leader died in London?

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