Volume 13, Issue 07
16 - 31 December 2013
New rules announced for British passports T he UK government has announced that all new and replaced passports, except emergency travel documents, will now be issued in its passport office in Liverpool. The ruling applies to all Brits no matter from which country they are making an application. As regards British nationals in Thailand, they will no longer make the postal application to the British consulate general in Hong Kong, but direct by mail to the passport office in Liverpool. In 2010 the British government announced that passports would no longer be issued at most embassies worldwide but that the application process would be centered on several regional offices, including Hong Kong. The measure was said to be in the interests of efficiency but in reality it was a cost-cutting exercise. The new ruling, by unifying all passport applications at Liverpool, is also expected
to save millions of pounds annually by further reducing consular staff worldwide. The new ruling is likely to be greeted well by Brits in Thailand. The Hong Kong route was never popular as applicants â€“ unless paying by credit card â€“ had to obtain a cashierâ€™s cheque in Hong Kong dollars which is not available at some banks, including most in Pattaya. Additionally the Hong Kong office did not actually issue the passport but sent on the application to UK after checking the enclosures. The UK government advises all applications to be made by courier mail, such as DHL, and states that the normal waiting period is four weeks for an adult passport and six weeks for a child. Passports will be delivered to the applicant by courier mail. The British embassy in Bangkok will still issue emergency travel documents in some circumstances where the applicant
can prove an imminent and necessary journey. Although the bureaucracy for applying for new or replaced passports in Liverpool is similar to the previous procedure, it is now necessary for applicants, where applicable, to send a colour photocopy of all pages (including the blanks) in the old passport whereas only the ID page was previously required for Hong Kong. Applicants in Thailand will not send to Liverpool their original passport, but retain it in accordance with Thai police procedures. The full details and charges are available on British Foreign and Commonwealth Office websites. Alternatively, potential applicants can type â€œBritish Embassy Bangkokâ€? into their search engine and go to â€œVisasâ€? when invited to do so. The destination address in UK is HM Passport Office, OVS-L, 101 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BP.
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Police check pharmacies Police and public health officials have stepped up their visits to pharmacies in the Pattaya area after continued complaints that some may be selling hallucinogens. Some shops might also be selling substances that allow prostitutes to drug and rob customers, according to the Tourist Police. In the last two months 32 prostitutes, mostly ladyboys, were arrested with alprazolam, which Tourist Police describe as a dangerous drug.
Purse snatched Hookers drug German from 14-year-old septuagenarian
Surasak Multhin, 33, was arrested for stealing a young girl’s handbag containing just 78 baht. The Chiang Mai resident was caught on Soi Nong Yai with the contents of the stolen purse. The victim, 14-year-old Kanchana, said she was driving her motorbike
when Surasak reportedly assaulted her. An onlooker came to the girl’s rescue, kicking over the assailant’s motorbike and making a citizen’s arrest. Surasak claimed he had never done this sort of thing but need money for food and rent.
Sunee teen attacked and robbed
Two young thieves were arrested after they waylaid a 17year-old on his way home after work. Suwan Tasamora said he was returning home from his job in a Sunee Plaza bar when two men collared him, threatened him with a knife, stole his mobile phone, then escaped to Soi VC. Witnesses
called police and volunteers who cornered the thieves in an alley. Investigators said the two suspects, both of whom had been charged with drug use, admitted to stealing the phone so that they could raise cash to purchase methamphetamines; they denied using a knife, as alleged.
Minimum wage under attack A group of Thai and alien workers demonstrated in Nong Plalai to complain about the inadequacies of the government’s 300 baht a day scheme. Sukkasem Pramool said there were many loopholes in the initiative which allows employers to make deductions, such as cutting wages during meal breaks. Another recurring problem was the difficulty experienced by many Burmese and Cambodian workers to obtain work permits. The meeting was peaceful and local authority officers said every attempt would be made to sort out the matters raised.
A 73-year-old German, Joachim Gerd Lay, is recovering in hospital after two hookers in North Pattaya drugged and robbed him of 200 euros, 50,000 baht, a digital camera and a credit card. The man said he and a German friend had met the two women in a restaurant and returned to
his condo. However, the friend disappeared after taking coffee in the lobby bar. Lay invited the women to his room, he said, and lost consciousness after drinking a glass of wine. He injured himself in the fall. Police said they were examining security camera footage.
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India appoints Pattaya honorary consul As the number of Indian tourists to Pattaya continues to grow – around 300,000 in 2013 out of 900,000 Indians visiting Thailand as a whole, the Indian embassy in Bangkok has appointed Ram Ramachandran as Pattaya honorary consul. He assumes the position after confirmation by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his new role, Ramachandran will assist Indian tourists who run into trouble or are the victims of crime. In photo at City Hall are Indian ambassador to Thailand, HE Anil Wadhua, and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. A suitable office in Pattaya is currently being sought by the embassy.
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Beware Christmas skimmers
Police and City Hall are warning expats, tourists and residents to be extra-vigilant in the season of joy because of the activities of ATM and credit card skimming rings. During the past two months gangs in several Thai cities--including Pattaya--have drained the bank accounts of foreigners from Eastern Europe. Thefts have totaled about 80 million baht a year. All banks claim to reimburse customers who have been defrauded, pointing out the cost is minor in comparison with the money they make. An old fraud known as ATM skimming has experienced an unwelcome re-emergence. The problem is that magnetic-stripe ATM cards are vulnerable to malpractice. Thieves can use a set of devices, such as a card reader in the ATM slot or a hidden camera or a keypad, to create a duplicate of the card and access
the account. The Economic Crimes Division of the Royal Thai Police says that customers should be extra careful when using ATM machines: ensure that the keypad is secure; covering it with your hand when inserting the PIN. A sign that the machine has been tampered with is if the flashing light around the card slot is not working. A separate threat is when a thief recruits a waiter or shopkeeper to skim a customerâ€™s credit card with a device which can read all the information required to make a duplicate. The thief does not necessarily use the counterfeit-created card himself but may sell it to others for around 3,000 baht. This explains why criminal gangs are often in possession of hundreds of fake cards when arrested. Not all such illicit cards are effective because some
genuine card holders will have sensibly changed their PIN. This should be done by all card holders on a regular basis in any case. To avoid this type of skimming, card holders should use cash for purchases whenever possible and avoid revealing personal details to an unsolicited email or telephone call. Credit card statements should be checked regularly. All major credit card companies offer the ability to check transactions via the internet. If a false purchase is found, a police report should be obtained immediately and the company notified. Police Colonel Chainarong Charoenchainao said that skimming equipment is easily bought these days as some of it is used for legitimate purposes such as making staff employee ID cards and hotel
room keys. He added that major criminals in credit card and ATM skimming usually hire subordinates to make the illegal transactions. The Bank of Thailand stated that by 2016 all Thai bank-issued ATM cards will have an anti-theft microchip.
Snap inspection Beach Road of Pattaya pier romance a bust
In response to several marine accidents, including the notorious sinking of an overloaded ferry in Pattaya bay early last month, government and local authority officials visited Bali Hai pier to check that safety precautions were all in place. Police said that the formal investigation into the November ferry accident
was continuing; more than 100 people had already been interviewed, all of whom agreed that the craft was overloaded. Meanwhile a new tourist and marine police center is being built on Beach Road, at the location of the former Korean information booth. It has been designed with tourist safety in mind.
Blind teen robs Iranian
An Iranian tourist on a motorbike near the Soi Bu a k h a o m a rk e t w h e re jumped by two men who grabbed a valuable necklace and fled. Witnesses chased the thieves, ultimately cornering them in an alley. Police were surprised to find that one of the suspects, only 16 years, was blind.
Apparently the two operated as a team with the sighted thief stealing valuables and the blind teen hiding the loot on his person. The two thieves said they needed to steal to obtain cash to fund a good time and avoid boring. The 16-year-old was reportedly blinded in a shooting earlier this year.
Walking along Beach Road, three Indian men connected with a group of Thai women and, following a brief conversation, adjourned to a nearby rooming house to become better acquainted. A massage sans trousers ensued, followed by the women suggesting a change of venue to an adjoining room. As activities continued in the
one room, one women in the first room emptied the pockets of the trousers that were left behind, replacing the contents with shredded paper. As the men were leaving, they realized they had been robbed, but by then the females had made their escape. For some reason, police suspect the women might be Cambodian.
Turkish tourists drugged in room theft
Tourist Police arrested two Thai women who lured two Turkish men to a hotel room and gave them sweets laced with a sleeping drug. When the men woke up with serious headaches they discovered that more than one million baht had
been stolen from their luggage and safe deposit box. Good detective work led to the arrest of both women in a Bangkok apartment, but the cash was not recovered. The suspects are currently on remand awaiting a date in court.
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Andre Brulhart appointed general manager Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Andre Brulhart as general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Brulhart was previously area general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya as well as the Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya. His new appointment places him in charge of the hotel at which he began his career with Centara in 2005, when he joined as resident
manager at the former Sofitel Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. He was then promoted and transferred to be general manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket early 2008 before being transferred to Pattaya in 2010. Brulhart is a Swiss national and a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel Management School in Switzerland. He has over 25 years’ hotel experience in Switzerland, Hawaii and mainly in Asia. Beginning his career at the Hong Kong Hilton in 1987, Brulhart has held positions at the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu, The Oberoi Bali,
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Some 20 teams competed in the first Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa charity bowl at Blu-O in The Avenue Mall. Proceeds went to purchase blankets for the poor in Chiang Rai, according to Matthew Fryar, hotel operations director.
New Pattaya image campaign Yet one more new image for Pattaya was the focus of a competition to select four young men and women to promote the city across the country and around the world. At the selection proceedings at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said the winners would represent the city at marketing events everywhere, promoting Pattaya as offering “More Nature, More Color, More Business and More Life.” The four successful candidates received 100,000 baht each.
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News Thai Lion Air launches inaugural flight
Christmas at Central Festival
Bright lights and fun were the order of the day as Central Festival Pattaya Beach unveiled its 25-meter high Christmas tree, thought to be the tallest on the Eastern Thai Lion Air this month introduced commercial flights from Don Mueang International Airport to Chiang Mai, marking initiation of the carrier’s twice-daily service on the route. Non-stop service to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur is in the
offing, according to Captain Darsito Hendroseputro, Lion Air CEO. The new, low-cost airline operates two Boeing 737-900ERs and plans to add two more in February. The craft are configured with all-economy seats.
Seaboard. Local officials and VIPs were on hand for the festivities, which included 2010 Best Magician Mamada Thailand and singer from Thailand’s Got Talent.
Sawangboriboon leaders selected
Traffic lights for Dusit Roundabout City Hall has finally admitted defeat and will install traffic lights at Pattaya’s sole roundabout at Second Road and North Pattaya. In theory, the well-known Dolphin circle should not need traffic lights as roundabouts internationally are
designed to work on their own with traffic generally giving way to vehicles on the right or the left according to the country. However, Pattaya drivers are too impatient or simply don’t know how to behave at difficult intersections.
El e c t i o n s o f l o c a l t e a m l e a d e r s f o r t h e Sawangboriboon charity workers saw Vinai Kwanjingjai elected for the Naklua district. In most of the 26 centres, reelection was the most common decision. Sinchai Wattanasarthsathorn, vice-president
of the foundation, reminded members that illegal activities, including drugs, merited dismissal from the organization, and that members could be prosecuted for uploading photographs of crash scenes on the internet.
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News Tulip Group start construction of Centara Grand Residence Pattaya Centara Grand Residence has received EIA approval (Environmental Impact Assessment) and the Tulip Group has begun construction of the luxury project. It will consist of three towers--two residential towers and a five-star hotel tower--Centara Grand Jomtien. The beachfront project will include seven swimming pools, a water park, an aquarium, a tennis club, and five restaurants on more than 15,000 sqm. All rooms will offer sea views. The project,
which is 50 percent sold, is scheduled for completion in 2016. Projects Asia is the project management company, August Design is interior designer, and Centara Hotels and Resorts will manage the project on completion. Tulip Group currently have nine projects either under construction, or in the planning stages. They expect to launch three new hotels next year and will move into retail centers and office buildings in 2015.
Marriott International names area director of sales & marketing for Southeast Asia Philip Bryson, area vice president Southeast Asia, Australia & South Pacific of Marriott International Inc., announces the appointment o f Ge rd Ko t l o r z a s the area director of sales and marketing. Kotlorz will take full operational responsibility for the properties in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Gerd brings almost 18 years of international sales and marketing experience to his new position with Marriott International, gained in senior positions in Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific.
He started his hotel career in Europe with Maritime Hotels and held the positions of regional director of sales East Germany, and director of leisure sales. He then joined Iberotel and Sol Y Mar Resorts & Hotels in Egypt as regional director of sales & marketing. Gerd joins from InterContinental Hotels Group where he has held several property, cluster and area positions. During the past 10 years at IHG, Gerd worked as area director of sales & marketing (ADSM) for
Oman, ADSM for Egypt and then ADSM for Germany/ Poland/Ukraine. Gerd has also worked in Asia Pacific and was responsible for all IHG hotels in Seoul. He also successfully opened the InterContinental Hotel in Danang in Vietnam. In his last assignment, Gerd was based in Dubai where he was responsible for building a global platform to facilitate the commercial sales ramp up of new hotels and resorts for all IHG brands. In his new role, Gerd will join the area team of
Southeast Asia and will be responsible for driving top line revenue and market share of all our hotels in Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.
Decco opens in Pattaya
Blood donation at Mike Shopping Mall
Home Products Trading Company launched Pattayaâ€™s first Decco branch on Sukhumvit Road between Thepprasit and Chaiyapruek. The store specializes in contemporary home design products at a reasonable price. Kittipong Sumanont, executive director, and Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome were on hand for the grand opening.
Mike Shopping Mall and Queen Savana Vadhana Memorial Hospital Sri Racha hosted a blood drive at the mall in honour of the HM the Kingâ€™s birthday. Staff and members of the public gave blood for use in times of need.
Blood drive draws 100 donors
More than 100 Thais and foreigners contributed to the annual blood drive at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya last month. The campaign, in cooperation with Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital and Thai Red Cross Society, has helped supply the Red Cross blood bank for the last five years.
Diplomas awarded to care workers
Diplomas were awarded to 118 students at the Chonburi Health Care School. Having studied care of infants and the elderly, the graduates are now eligible to work as assistants in nurseries, clinics and community homes in both the private and the public sectors. Public officials and family members attended the ceremony at Nong Nooch Gardens.
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News Elephants express birthday wishes
Silly advisories Dozens of foreign governments have advised their nationals to steer well clear of certain sections of the country or even the whole of it. It’s a well-known strategy of the foreign ministries of countries worldwide. What do they know that you and I don’t? Nothing of course. The purpose of these advisories is to protect their officials in case the going gets rough. “Don’t blame us – we warned you!” is just about the sum total of the insight. Pattaya wins again One of the features of the December troubles in Bangkok is that foreign visitors, landing at the airport, have made straight for the provinces without dallying in the metropolis. The main beneficiaries have been Koh Samui, Phuket and dear old Pattaya where room occupancy rates have zoomed to near maximum. Pattaya as usual disdains all political problems nationally – not even a token demo at City Hall – to keep the cash registers ringing.
A parade of 50 elephants highlighted celebrations for His Majesty the King’s 86th birthday at Nong Nooch Gardens. The procession was led by 11-year-old Plai Mai
Getting ready for ASEAN Professor Thawanwong Rattanaseri of Khon Kaen University presided over a conference in Pattaya to create the necessary networks to improve education and English language speaking in preparation for the advent of the ASEAN free-trade, 10 national grouping scheduled to begin at the start of 2016.
Defining democracy What Thailand’s political troubles have taught us is what democracy is or maybe isn’t. Pheu Thai won the last election by a landslide but garnered only 15 million votes, less than half the voting population. Does a parliamentary majority entitle a government to ram through what laws it likes? Has the allegedly independent judiciary any role in watching what’s happening to the country? These issues have been debated since the time of Aristotle and won’t end any time soon. Crowded fireworks Pattaya’s fabulous fireworks display at the beginning of the month was indeed a spectacle to behold. The best vantage points seem to have been on the top of hotels such as the Hilton or the Marriott. It’s estimated that there were 30,000 cars on the city’s roads at the busiest time of the two evenings, compared with around 10,000 on a typical weekend night. Many of the frustrated drivers in the gridlocks were roaming around just trying to find somewhere to park. Ugh! Pickled onion fanatic The local supermarkets all seem to have run out of those delightful, crunchy pickled onions in vinegar. The best ones are imported but the locally produced are OK. The rumour is that a new English restaurant is opening soon in the resort specializing in dishes which require this particular garnish. The main backer is apparently buying up all available stocks. But only onions will do. Forget about pickled gherkins which have been left unmolested on supermarket shelves. Thinking of North Korea The arrest last month of an 85-year-old American as he was leaving Pyongyang has raised the matter of whether it’s safe to join one of those tour groups specializing in trips to the reclusive republic. The answer is probably yes as long as you didn’t fight in the Korean War of the 1950s. The visa application for North Korea is straightforward but you also need a Chinese transit visa as the tours all start in Beijing. Oddly the application form for a Chinese visa is four times the length of that for Pyongyang.
Isaan people celebrate in Sattahip More than 300 poeple from Isaan gathered in Sattahip to sing and eat.They raised funds for less fortunate residents of the Eastern Seaboard.
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Prostitution laws Local businessmen are watching the new law in France which fines the customers of prostitutes without threatening members of the world’s oldest profession in any way. Previously pimping or soliciting was a crime rather than paying for a service. Do we need such a law in Thailand? Probably not; all prostitution here is illegal under a clause of the Entertainments Venue Act of 1960. It’s refreshing to think that Pattaya is a prostitute-free zone. Get paid for dying The recent announcement by the Thai government that the families of recently dead old-age pensioners will receive a 2,000 baht grant to help offset the funeral costs has led to the inevitable question whether the ruling extends to expired foreigners as well. The answer is an obvious no. Anyway 2,000 baht wouldn’t go far. The average cost of a farang cremation is now in the region of 40,000 baht, more in the city-centre temples. New Indian consulate The news that the Indian embassy in Bangkok is to open a consulate in Pattaya is in line with the trend by most governments to offer more help to their nationals. Contrast that with the cheese-paring attitude of the British government which has truncated services and abolished some altogether. Mind you, the figures now show that more Indians visit Thailand in any one year than do the Brits. Sign of the times!
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Muang, an intelligent male that worked with another elephant using their trunks to draw a picture of the King and write the words “A Most Caring King.”
General Vinai Pattiyakul, president of the Thai firearms association, opened the 2013 handgun championship at Nong Nooch Gardens to select Thai competitors for the world championship next year. About 800 competitors joined the competition in various categories according to age and experience. Particular skills in handgun competitions are precision, speed and steadiness.
Bag snatchers apprehended When her purse was snatched by two thieves, Russian tourist Nadezda Blizgareva yelled for help and police responded to her Soi Buakhao location. They later captured Surasak Boonsang and Peeranat Disbanjoong, both 21, on Third Road. Surasak claimed he was innocent as he was a passenger on his friend’s motorbike when the second man nabbed the tourist’s bag. Nearly 5,000 baht and a mobile phone were returned to the owner.
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Sparks fly at Hilton Pattaya The skies above Pattaya Bay once again erupted in a celebration of light during the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2013. The colorful explosives were designed to ignite at 43 meters above the sea, which is the exact height of Hilton Pattaya’s Shore on Level 16. In-house guests enjoyed cocktails at Shore while watching the pyrotechnics competition.
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Networkers bid farewell to 2013 Almost 250 guests partied at Movers & Shakers’ year-end bash at Holiday Inn Pattaya’s Havana Bar. The business professionals munched, sipped and networked the night away in bidding farewell to another year.
Ladies Club Christmas lunch
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) annual Christmas lunch at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel followed the holiday shopping spree enjoyed by members earlier in the day. PILC, a 20-yearold network for expatriate women here, offers members the opportunity to participate in community and social activities in a fun atmosphere.
Rotary Bangkapi brings joy and happiness
Donations of toys, clothing, books, and food helped brighten the lives of nearly 400 underprivileged students at the Baan Muang Song Thoo Community School when friends and members of the Rotary Club of Bangkapi made their annual Christmas visit. The school in Kanchanaburi province is only one of many community development projects of the Rotary Club. Such projects not only provide humanitarian help, they also teach poor farm youngsters to succeed with a sense of responsibility and service above self in order to achieve a better future.
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Thai TV stars check in at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Cast members of the TV show 48 Hours seen here while show was filming in the Maldives. From left to right, Voytek Klasicki, area general manager, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, cast members Virithipa Pakdeeprasong Yamnam, Shahkrit Yamnam, and Ray MacDonald, and Prapaijit Thongma, manager, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives.
Club Carlson enrolls 5,555th guest
Alexander Struijk was awarded the Club Carlson when he enrolled as the 5,555th guest at the Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok. He can now get points every time he stays at a Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide.
Chinese editors visit Hilton Pattaya Editors from China seen here during their visit to Hilton Pattaya with hotel GM Rudolf Troestler.
Mirage Colourful Country Night staff party
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More than 700 staff of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya were joyful with the lucky draws, good foods and entertainments including “CMBR special mixed up”, a special show from all department heads led by GM Robert John Lohrmann (front row centre). The Mirage Colourful Country Night annual staff party and incentive programme was decorated in colourful and country atmosphere.
Students enjoy Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Students and teachers from Wat Suwan Kirikhet primary school in Karon spent a day at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. Some 100 pupils, aged seven to 12, visited as part of Centara’s corporate social responsibilities policy, according to Denis Thouvard (back row, center), area general manager, seen here with the management team on the resort’s third anniversary.
Radisson Suites three years old Benjamin Krieg (front), general manager of Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit, celebrates third anniversary of the hotel with his staff.
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A merit-making ceremony at Hilton Pattaya marked the hotel’s third anniversary. Rudolf Troestler, general manager, then hosted a birthday party.
Cape Dara Resort Pattaya celebrate King’s birthday Cape Dara Resort Pattaya staff and guests celebrated the 86th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a candle-lighting and the singing of the royal anthem.
Russian wedding promotes Pattaya
City Garden Tropicana presents lucky draw prize
Dusit Thani Pattaya’s outdoor terrace, The Point, was the setting for a wedding that will promote Pattaya beach as a wedding destination on Russian television. The ceremony and reception were filmed by Russian TV host Andrey Malakhov (middle), seen here with (left to right) Sergey Kutuzov, Dusit international director of sales (Russia and Eastern Europe); Piradee Ragtong, hotel sales manager; Malakhov; Neoh Kean Boon, hotel resident manager, and Vanjie Lauzon, hotel senior manager of marketing communications.
Dusadeeporn Mudhasakal, City Garden Tropicana purchasing, presented iPad Air to lucky draw winners at the project’s new showroom in Naklua. Scheduled for completion in two years, the 188-unit, eight-story residence is being developed by Global Top Group, responsible for City Garden Pattaya, Paradise Ocean View, and City Garden Pratumnak.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya turns 4
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Thailand’s first themed hotel set around a water park, celebrates its fourth anniversary with 7 days of special promotions and activities. Robert John Lohrmann, general manager, led the managements and staffs set the celebration and activities for its valued guests and for their corporate social responsibility. Guests enjoyed select promotions at the resort’s various restaurants and aqua aerobic marathon in the pool, among many other activities. A buddhist ceremony was held to mark the resort’s 4th year anniversary and a luncheon for disabled children of Father Ray Foundation was also prepared.
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Festive Season 2013 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar
Christmas Day Brunch & Christmas Day Dinner on Wednesday, 25 December 2013 from 11:30 to 15:00 hrs and from 15:00 to 19:00 hrs Mantra will have you jumping for joy... Leave your stockings, holly and mistletoe at home and discover the array of delights in this buffet of epic proportions Mantra is famous for with all the seasonal trimmings. Our traditional stations remain with additional Beef Wellington, Xmas Turkey and much more. A glass of mulled wine will also be available to get you in the Christmas spirit, and Santa and his helpers will be on hand with gifts for all the children. Adult: 1,999 baht net per person Child: age 6–12 999 baht net (under the age of 6 free)
Festive Brunch on Sunday, 22 December 2013 starts from 11:30 hrs With only 3 sleeps left before Santa arrives, join us for the Mantra Festive Brunch – the perfect reward after a weekend of Christmas shopping. Feast on your usual Sunday favourites with additional festive trimmings. A glass of mulled wine will also be available to get you into the festive spirit.
Christmas Eve on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 starts from 18:30 hrs Enjoy the tranquility and enchantment of Christmas with our 6-course dinner including welcome mulled wine and canapés, traditional carol singing and a visit from Father Christmas at Mantra! Ideal for any size of gathering of family or friends, be it a large party Christmas celebration or that perfect, intimate table for two, Mantra is the perfect place this holiday season.
Adult: 1,690 ++ baht Child: age 6–12 850 ++ baht (under the age of 6 free)
Adult: 2,999 baht net Child: age 6–12 1,500 baht net (under the age of 6 free)
Sunday Brunch on 29 December 2013 from 11:30 to 16:00 hrs Finish the year in true Mantra style, with this sensational last Sunday brunch of the year, which will give you enough strength to make it through to New Year’s Eve. Our executive chef has loaded the buffet with extra festive delicacies to truly end the year on a high note. Our Duo band caresses the mood for a soothing end to the year. Adult: 1,690 ++ baht Child: 850 ++ baht
Mantra Shanghai Club New Year Party on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 starts from 19:00 hrs The hottest seat in town! Nothing less than an outrageously extravagant feast and plenty to celebrate await. Mantra again comes up trumps with a phenomenally mind-blowing gastronomic sensation and a party to match. This year’s theme of Mantra Shanghai Club will certainly add the color, the music and the fantasy! The tempo of the city changed sharply. The parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper. Get ready to be dazzled back to the 1920’s. Indulge in an exquisite gourmet buffet and prepare yourself to welcome in the New Year in style! Adult: 4,299 baht net Child: age 6–12 2,150 baht net (under the age of 6 free) Dress code: Shanghai in the 1920’s From 23:00 hrs, entrance is 550 baht net inclusive of one drink voucher. Our Mantra DJ kicks off the ascent to this end of year countdown. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 038 429 591 or email email@example.com
Christmas Eve Dinner
at The Beach Club Restaurant, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Christmas Eve promises an enchanting evening at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. The Beach Club Restaurant will provide a marvelous Christmas dinner buffet during 6:30 – 10:00 pm, with a soulstirring sunset view overlooking the Gulf. This is what family memories are all about. Only 2,950 baht net per person and half price for children less than 12 years old and accompanied by 2 paying adults. Early Bird bookings before Friday, 20 December, will receive a special 20% off (only 2,360 baht net per person). Intriguing interactive kitchens present a vast selection of cuisines from around the world, including specially created dishes for the holidays: Traditional Roast
Turkey with Apricot & Chestnut Farce with Seasonal Vegetables, Roast Rib of Beef with Horseradish Yorkshire Pudding, sparkling fresh seafood, classic French Oyster “Fine de Claire No.4” from Normandy, France, and a scrumptious seafood BBQ. Also well worth visiting is the dessert bar, notorious for its irresistible treats. Complete with a chocolate fountain and Seasonal Christmas Pudding with Rum & Raisin, and more - top off the celebration with once-a-year indulgence … Delight in heartwarming Christmas carols performed from 6:30 pm in the lobby and 7:30 pm in the restaurant. And don’t miss the visit from Santa Claus and his charming Santarinas bearing gifts for all the children.
For more information or reservations, please contact 038 411 940-8 or email info@pullmanpattayahotelG.com or visit www.facebook.com/ thepullmanpattayahotelG
Festive Promotions at Dusit Thani Pattaya Christmas Eve Set Dinner at The Cascade 24 December 2013 Be with the ones you love and share a moment filled with warmth and joy knowing that Christmas is here! The feast will feature traditional Christmas trimmings and more, in a cosy setting to celebrate the joyous occasion. Price: 1,600++ baht for adults and 800++ baht for children aged 5-12 years old 6:30 – 10 pm Venue: The Cascade Restaurant near the Main Lobby
Christmas & New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch at The Bay 25 December 2013 and 1 January 2014 A festive array of traditional Holiday Season fare and other favourite items you wish to have on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day awaits you at The Bay Restaurant. Price: 1,390++ baht for adults and 695++ baht for children aged 5-12 years old Venue: The Bay Italian Restaurant by the Lagoon Pool 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Special Chinese Set Dinner at The Peak From 25 December 2013 – 3 January 2014\ Chinese Set Menu Prices: 18,000++ baht / 20,000++ baht / 22,000++ baht per table Maximum of ten persons per table Each set receives 2 complimentary bottles of sparkling wine Venue: The Peak Chinese Restaurant located on the 9th floor 6:30 – 10 pm For reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2153 (Cascade Restaurant), 2270 (The Bay Italian Restaurant), 2276 (The Peak Chinese Restaurant).
Celebrate the festive season
Christmas Festive Moments
at Holiday Inn Pattaya Discover the joy of festive seasons at Holiday Inn Pattaya with family and friends. This Christmas and New Year, enjoy the pleasures of an international buffet, BBQ seafood, fine wines and entertainments throughout the night at Holiday Inn Pattaya. You are guaranteed for a memorable event.
at Infiniti and Elements, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Create an everlasting memory of Christmas celebration with your family and friends at Infiniti Restaurant and Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort. We invite you to spread the joy this festive season with your favorite food from around the world and various signature Christmas dishes. Infiniti X’mas Eve Set Dinner (6:30 pm – 10:30 pm) on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Indulge in Christmas Eve spirit while you relax at picturesque beachfront restaurant and watch the sunset during your dinner. Our award-winning chefs will prepare six savory courses with an entrée of your choice between Pan Baked Snow Fish or Roasted Turkey Breast including a dessert to turn your Christmas Dinner into an unforgettable event. The price is 2,900 baht net per person. Elements X’mas Eve Buffet Dinner (6:30 pm – 10:30 pm) on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Enjoy your favorite dishes with the highlight being the charcoal grilled seafood BBQ station and special dishes such as Roasted Turkey, Baked Snapper Seafood Crust, X’mas Stolen, Chocolate fruit cake, Yule Log and more. The price is 2,300 baht net per adult and 1,150 baht net per child Elements X’mas Day Buffet Lunch (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm) on Wednesday, 25 December 2013 Welcome Christmas day with arrays of delicious selections including Roasted Turkey, Blackened Strip Loin, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie and more. Special kid’s corner will surely bring a smile to the little ones as we turned our Phra Tamnak Room into a playroom. The price is 2,500 baht net per adult and 1,250 baht net per child Outdoor live band will help set the joyous ambiance for Santa Claus who may bring surprise to your table on both 24th and 25th. Come and experience special Christmas moments with us. Ho Ho Ho! For more information or reservations, please dial 038 259 888 or visit website: www.sheratonpattayaresort.com or facebook: www.facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort
2013 Season Festivities by the Sea at Hilton Pattaya
Hilton Pattaya presents 2013 Season Festivities by the Sea providing a selection of packages and a variety of fabulous venues where guests can relax in comfort and enjoy all the best the festive season has to offer. With a welcoming atmosphere, superb food and wine, and great entertainment, guests will be treated to a memorable event. Bookings will be essential. For more information or reservations please dial 038 253 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Eve Dinner – December 24, 2013
For a truly memorable Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends at Café G. Guests can savour a sumptuous Christmas Eve buffet featuring traditional Christmas fare with fresh local seafood BBQ, wide selection of traditional tempting festive desserts. A jolly Santa and Santarina drop in to give away gifts to children and guests will be thrilled with entertainment from 6 pm – 10 pm. Adult: 1,850 baht net including unlimited soft drinks, wines, beers, coffee and tea Adult: 1,450 baht net including water, coffee and tea Child 7-12 years old: 690 baht net Child below 6 years old: eat for free Christmas Day Lunch – December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas with superb International buffet featuring festive items including roast Turkey, beef tenderloin, seafood station and tempting desserts. Guests can relax with Christmas songs and entertainment throughout the day from 12 noon – 2:30 pm. Adult: 1,350 baht net including unlimited soft drinks, wines, beers, coffee and tea Adult: 999 baht net including water, coffee and tea Child 7-12 years old: 690 baht net Child below 6 years old: eat for free
Impressive Moments at Hilton Pattaya At Drift on level 16, guests can enjoy a range of Christmas delights and buy excellent gift hampers that showcase a selection of traditional offerings of sweets and pastries, and have a chance to savour a glass of Drift’s famed Mulled Wine. At Edge on level 14, guests will savour cuisine from around the world with a wide selection of menu options in grand buffet style, including carved traditional meat and poultry, fresh seafood, BBQ meats, Mediterranean and continental dishes along with an array of Christmas delights, while overlooking the bay. For an exclusive Christmas dinner on December 24 and 25, guests can celebrate in style at exquisite Flare on level 15, surrounded by the seduction of this quaint and warm venue. Flare will bring a little spiced, classic and specialty dishes prepared at the hands of our famous local chef. Finally, guests can indulge with friends and family members at Pattaya’s perfect rooftop restaurant & bar, Horizon on level 34, which offers a set dinner with spectacular views over Pattaya Bay and the Gulf of Thailand. Magnificent Step to 2014 with Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya is also the best venue for New Year’s celebrations. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous dinner buffet at Edge, exquisite Thai set menu at Flare or secure the premier location at one of the hotel’s stunning private islands at Drift with the opportunity to welcome in the New Year at the prestigious venue. Guests can also celebrate the New Year with friends and family at Horizon on level 34.This world-class venue delivers only the very best in culinary excellence, with a panoramic view of the majestic Pattaya Bay and surrounding landscape. Horizon has become the most sought after venue for New Year’s Eve celebrations. To welcome 2014 with joy, guests can kick-start the fantastic year with a tempting brunch for the family at Edge from noon until 3:30 pm.
Amari Orchid Pattaya Festive Season 2013 at Amari Orchid Pattaya Sparkling Wine Experience on Friday, 20 December 2013 at Garden Lounge, from 18:30-20:30 hrs Celebrate festive season with a selection of sparkling wines and mulled wine served by our lovely Santarinas to get you in to the festive mood. Our executive chef has prepared some delectable delicacies to go with the wines.
Moving into 2014
Welcome the year 2014 with our fabulous New Year’s Eve “STAY PARTY” at Havana Bar from 7 pm – 1 am. Guests can choose their favourite dishes from an interactive international buffet featuring New Zealand lamb, Australian beef, fresh local seafood BBQ, local stations and live cooking station offered with imported cheese and a selection of homemade desserts. Unlimited drinks will make a complete night. During dinner be entertained by live band, magic show, Thai puppet show, Hawaiian dance and fire pole dance. Countdown celebrations with a glass of bubbles, enjoy a dazzling firework extravaganza above Pattaya beach to bring in the New Year with style. Adult: 5,999 baht net including unlimited sparkling wine, wines, beers and soft drinks Child 7-12 years old: 2,999 baht net including soft drinks Child below 6 years old: eat for free Advance booking is required for all events.To confirm reservations, payment must be made within 24 hours or will be cancelled. For reservation, please contact 038 725 555 or email email@example.com
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Cape Dara Resort Pattaya presents ‘Magic World and Surprise’ New Year's Eve Gala Dinner on 31 December 2013. With a choice of gala dinner, dancing, live music and variety shows, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya is a spectacular venue to welcome 2014. Guests will be able to give the old year a thunderous send-off as they welcome the New Year together with a majestic sunset and later on with a dazzling fireworks display and floating Kom-Loy. The resort will welcome you with a glass of Champagne and as the night unfolds, guests can enjoy the wide selection of dishes from the barbecue buffet during our fabulous gala dinner under the stars. Dining is priced at 8,000 baht per adult and 4,000 baht per child. Couples will also get a complimentary bottle of Champagne. For reservation, please call 038 933 888-9 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Year's Eve “Mysteries of Asia” Celebration on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 at Party Ground, starts from 19:00 hrs Join us for an evening of celebration and adventure as we replicate some of the most famous Asian wonders and iconic symbols. From Thailand (Temple fair, elephant, lanterns, floating market), to China (Great Wall, Forbidden City, lanterns, dolls, dragons), to India (Taj Mahal, tigers, sari) and Japan (Mount Fuji, geisha dolls, kimono, sherry blossom, samurai) we will take you on an amazing journey. Our spectacular gala dinner will have a wonderful array of Asian and international food and a fine selection of Champagne and wines. Our full program of themed shows and music will ensure you dance the night away and the grandioso fireworks at midnight ensure this is a party not to be missed. Welcome 2014 in style!
Adult: 890 baht net
Adult: 8,100 baht net including a half bottle of sparkling wine Child: age 6–12 4,050 baht net (under the age of 6 free) Dress code: smart casual
Christmas Eve on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at Ocean Tower Pool, starts from 19:00 hrs Enjoy all the excitement and enchantment of a traditional Christmas under a starlit sky in the beautiful surroundings of Amari Orchid Pattaya. Let us take away the strain of preparing a festive feast as our chefs work tirelessly on a buffet extravaganza with a range of traditional delicacies. Treat yourself and your family to a wonderful night out with carol singers, live band and Christmas fun and celebration. Santa and his helpers will be on hand with gifts for all the children.
Tavern by the Sea Disco New Year’s Party on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 starts from 18:00 hrs Be part of a great family party and swing into 2014 in true style at the Tavern. A traditional New Year’s Eve family dinner buffet leads the way with live music and lots of fun before the countdown is enjoyed in great style on the shores of Pattaya bay. Join us on the balcony to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display.
Adult: 2,500 baht net Child: age 6–12 1,300 baht net (under the age of 6 free)
Adult: 999 baht net Child: age 6–12 650 baht (under the age of 6 free)
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Welcome the New Year with a memorable celebration. At Holiday Inn Pattaya, counting down to the New Year is fun for the entire family. Enjoy unlimited drinks, live band and other performances througout the night. Start the New Year with an unforgettable celebration with family and friends. 31st December 2013 from 7.00pm - 1.00am at Havana Bar & Terrazzo t5)# OFUQFSQFSTPO VOMJNJUFETPGU drinks, beers and wines) t5)# OFUGPSLJETZFBSTPME Kids aged 6 years old and below eat FREE. For reservations call 5FSNTDPOEJUJPOTBQQMZ
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Mick & Di The Food Lovers
Ruffino restaurant A new gourmet high
We have just been wowed by the new toque in town! His name is Luca Pulese and he is the executive chef at the latest jewel in the crown of the Centara Hotels and Resorts group. Their latest and most select hotel is the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Soi 5, Phratamnak Hill, Pattaya. The décor of this stunning hotel is simply dazzling. A subtle and elegant underwater world theme pervades the hotel displayed by aquatic crystal mobiles, undulating ornamental features, sparkling glass, and an overall softly-muted colour palate. A state-of-the-art glass lift sped us to the penthouse level (9th floor) where we were due to dine at the Ruffino restaurant and new culinary home to chef Luca. Hailing originally from Venice, he has worked in some of the most illustrious kitchens in the world. From the Maldives to Beijing to the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok to China and back to Thailand via Shanghai he brings a wealth of
experience and expertise to this latest exclusive restaurant to hit our city. Once settled, and sipping a glass of Hugo Casanova Chilean Chardonnay we had time to take in our surroundings. Sleek sophistication immediately sprang to mind, the concept is glossy minimalism in a monochrome set. The view from the window dramatically frames the illuminated Pattaya Park Tower, the wine cellar is splendidly displayed as a wall of shining bottles. A long, high table is set for a party of 12 and directly by our side are two spherical aquariums containing a mesmerizing display of moon jelly fish. To nibble, we were served freshly baked focaccia and a whole head of garlic which had been baked in the oven sufficiently to allow the cloves to become molten and super delicious when squeezed over the bread. Our dinner was then spectacularly launched with the antipasto della casa (B.850++ for two persons). Here a long
slate platter offered up a myriad of Italian delicacies, succulent salamis from Milano and a wonderful spicy variety from Calabria, Taleggio cheese, sundried tomatoes from Sicily, olives, Genoese pesto, a deconstructed caprese salad, luscious cherry chillies stuffed with goat’s cheese, and the finest Parma ham alongside the sweetest ribbons of honeydew melon-it was all simply sensational. This was followed by a huge tiger prawn crisply fried in its pastry jacket and served with a raspberry sweet and sour sauce with tiny nuggets of palate-popping vegetables and fruit. A speciality from southern Italy, Porcini mushroom soup
followed (B.250) with chef Luca’s twist of truffle and a mascarpone-chives tortellini to which he had devilishly added a syringe of parsley which fell into strings to resemble spaghetti. Another superb dish. Next in our pageant of dishes we were served seafood ravioli with a puttanesca sauce. This salty, spicy creation acted as a classic companion to the soft cushion of pasta filled with seafood. Well, it had been oohing, aahing and oh-my-wording through all these courses when we were again wowed by the appearance of a miniature glass teapot containing dry ice to make it look like it was steaming and nestling in its lid was a mini ball of palate-cleansing mango sorbet. For our main course we were presented with another piece of culinary artwork namely a rolled tranche of sea bass fillet, a shot glass of clam and black mussel broth served with mashed chick peas and crispy panchetta, a small brick of Wagyu beef sirloin, truffle mashed potatoes and an Alaskan king crab salad. It was an explosion of surf and turf fused flavours and quite utterly delicious. If you think you’ve read a rave review, you have, but please read on to discover how this master chef triumphed yet again with his dessert and received a standing ovation from kitchen staff and guests alike. The dish was innocently named “Ruffino’s Surprising Desert Degustation” giving no clue to the culinary theatre that was to ensue! Chef’s canvas was a marbled slab to which he initially painted swirls of mango, chocolate, raspberry, apple and blueberry sauce and then strategically placed brickettes of signature panna cotta and then sprinkled like confetti over his work of art nutella powder, chocolate chip crunch, poppy seeds, crispy rose chips
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and then syringed mango sauce into a central whirl as the finishing touch. There really were more ingredients but I stopped making notes after a while and just enjoyed the splendour of the moment. It was like being witness to a Jackson Pollock painting! Once completed with a theatrical flourish the restaurant burst into spontaneous applause. We were treated to chef’s signature tasting menu but the daily a la carte menu still holds many gastronomic surprises. A Harry’s Bar original from chef’s home town heads the cold appetizers, made from Wagyu beef this carpaccio is served with its universal sauce (B.500). Warm antipasti includes a Tuscan-style red wine infused chicken liver on a whole wheat crouton with Tuscan pecorino shavings (B.300), soups, dried or fresh pasta including a saffron fettuccine of pork cheek, truffle and scallops in a mushroom ragu. Grilled lamb chops on potato cake, tapenade and cardamom flavoured lamb jus, grilled calamari or sardine beccafico--Sicilian style sweet and sour stuffed sardines--are all featured in the main courses. Ruffino’s BBQ items include hake, sea bream, Mediterranean sardines from the surf and rib-eye and T-bone from the turf. A selection of classic pizzas completes the menu. Ruffino showcases the traditions of classic Italian cuisine with cuttingedge cooking. This is a stunning addition to Pattaya’s entire restaurant landscape.
Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya Phratamnak Soi 5, Pattaya Opening Hours: 12:00 - 15:00 hrs / 18:30 - 22:30 hrs Tel: 038 306 337 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ centaragrand/CGPX/
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Elements restaurant at Sheraton Pattaya Resort We have just returned from lunch at the Sheraton’s Pattaya Resort. Perched atop the headland called Khao Phra Tamnak grandly sits this luxury resort. Located in one of the most tranquil spots along this stretch of coastline with panoramic views out across the neighbouring islands, mountains and ocean it oozes with style and panache. Where else could be nicer than to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking all this pastoral and oceanic splendour. We were eating at their Elements restaurant which with its teak Thai décor and large terrace for al fresco enjoyment proved the perfect place to enjoy a spot of lunch. The staff at this hotel are top notch. Young, bushy tailed and eager to please it is always a pleasure to be pampered and served by these enthusiastic
waiting staff. The menu offers an extensive array of Thai favourite dishes which are always a popular choice at this restaurant staffed by Thai chefs of distinction. We, however, decided to dive into the more western options from this all-day modern menu. I plumed for crispy filo pastry wrapped prawns (B.400) while Mick opted for another seafood item, poached rock lobster. Other options include crispy fried salmon and basil spring rolls, BBQ chicken skewers or a crab and avocado tian (a dish of sliced vegetables cooked in olive oil and then layered in a dish and baked au gratin). Meanwhile, we were enjoying the varied breadbasket served with olive oil and balsamic plus an interesting fish mousse which slavered well onto the crisp baked items. I loved the prawns delicately wrapped in strips of
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filo pastry and served on a bed of rose mayonnaise and tiny chopped fruit while Mick’s rock lobster proved a more substantial dish accompanied as it was by a mound of creamy mashed potatoes. Soups, salads (full marks for the warm goat’s cheese salad which we had tasted on another occasion) and an interesting array of sandwiches and burgers from B.260. A festive turkey BLT would hit the spot or an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich plus Elements’ ultimate burger or angel hair pasta are all tempting alternatives. Main courses offer sesame-seared tuna, fish and chips, a creamy tomato risotto, pan-roasted sea bass, grilled herbed chicken breast or grilled 150-day grainfed Australian beef rib. As it was lunchtime I chose a light smoked salmon and leak omelet while Mick ordered the baked snow fish. Presentation here at Elements is paramount and both dishes arrived pretty as a picture and tasting just as good. A light hand in the kitchen had cooked my omelet with just the right amount of top-notch smoked salmon complemented by the sharpness of the leeks. Snow fish is always a deluxe fish and here it was baked perfectly retaining its delicate flavour and texture. We passed on dessert but until the end of December they have a coconut promotion of yummy confections enhanced with coconut such as chocolate cheesecake and coconut ice cream in a shell, coconut mousse in a dark chocolate shell with chocolate soil and coconut ice cream. Make it a white Christmas and try these confections over the holiday season.
The Sheraton Pattaya Resort will celebrate the festive season with an international Christmas Eve buffet dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 pm (B.2,300 net per adult and B.1,150 net per child). Their Christmas Eve set dinner is priced at B.2,900 per person and will include everyone’s Christmas favourites (from 6:30 to 10:30 pm). On Christmas Day (December 25) there will be a full buffet lunch including a BBQ station and traditional fare. The cost is B.2,500 net per adult and B.1,250 per child including live music and kids’ corner at Phra Tamnak Ballroom. The festivities run from noon until 3 pm. The celebrated Sheraton New Year’s Eve Party will be held at the beach area, poolside from 7 pm till 1 am commencing with a cocktail reception and then the gala dinner on the beach accompanied by the Mahajamroen Full Band to entertain throughout the night with masses of additional entertainment to make the party go with a swing. The cost of this gala event is B.10,800 net per adult and B.5,400 net per child. Sheraton Pattaya Resort is one of the finest hotels on the Eastern Seaboard and carries the requisite government “plus, plus” on your final bill. However, to be able to visit this stunning location on a plu-perfect sunny day or a balmy evening, to relax and enjoy the jawdropping magnificence of the view is surely an edible memory that is worth every baht. Sheraton Pattaya Resort 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 259 888 www.sheratonpattayaresort.com
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Spa Promotions Elf Relaxing Massage at Devarana Spas in Thailand December may be the most tired month for the elves in Santaâ€™s village. A lot of Christmas present productions need to be finished on time, before Christmas Eve. Allow them to take a break and go for an hour of Elf Relaxing Massage before the next round of Christmas gift productions begin. This elf relaxing massage focuses on the neck, shoulders and back, therapist places lightly steamed gingers on the back and followed by the aromatic vanilla warm compress. After the compress, the scent of fresh warm ginger is combined with the gentle vanilla aroma and turned into aromatic ginger bread cookie aroma to soothe all the tensions and tiredness. Therapist continues with the soothing hand movements and works into the muscle and soft tissue to further relieve stress and tension. If your working style makes you feel exhausted like the elves, reward yourself at the end of the year with 60 minutes Elf Relaxing Massage throughout December 2013 at Devarana Spas in Thailand. Price: 2,200++ baht (subject to 10% service charge and applicable local government tax) For more information, please contact: Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya Tel: +66 (0) 3837 1044 | Email: email@example.com Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2636 3596 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.devaranaspa.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/devarana.spa.page
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at Aisawan Spa, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Well worth getting up for is the â€œEarly To Riseâ€? promotion at Aisawan Spa in Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, with 25% off on all treatments from 9 am to 1 pm, until December 2013. A selection of effective and relaxing treatments starts the day out right. Wake up to one of Aisawanâ€™s signatures, such as the Aisawan Four Hands Body Massage, Aisawan Collagen Facial Mask, Aisawan Sports Massage, Aisawan Hot Oil Massage, Aisawan Hot Stone, or a fanstastic Fit & Firming Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, and many more great treatments perfect for those who are â€œEarly to Riseâ€?. As a special gift, every reservation for a facial therapy receives a complimentary attractive leather jewelry case! Aisawan Spa opens daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Advance reservation is required. Please call 038 411 940-8 ext. 6 or email: panisa@ pullmanpattayahotelg.com or info@pullmanpattayahotelG.com
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5 Possible Reasons Why You Feel Tired All The Timeâ€Ś And How You Can Boost Your Energy Level by Gwen Vasquez, www.UrbaneWomen.com
A growing modern medical complaint is one of always feeling tired, even though you are in a clean bill of health and have a fairly sensible lifestyle. In this article, you will find out the five most common reasons why you are feeling tired all the time, along with steps you can take to reverse this situation. 1. You Donâ€™t Exercise It may seem counter intuitive, but if you exercise regularly then it will help your body produce all sorts of nice biochemicals that help to keep fatigue away, leaving you feeling much more upbeat after exercise. Itâ€™s like a form of positive feedback, as by putting more energy in, you get more energy out. 2. You Have A Poor Sleep Pattern
Having a poor sleeping pattern is one of the reasons why you may be feeling tired during the day â€“ It can be that you may be getting too little (or too much) sleep the night before, or that you may have irregular sleeping patterns. Hereâ€™s what you should do: Try and get into a routine where you sleep at consistent times, and try to get at least 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Do this, and youâ€™d be surprised how much more energetic youâ€™ll feel during the day! 3. Drinking Too Much Caffeine If youâ€™re reliant on caffeine to keep you going during your day, you may develop caffeine dependence, and as a result have withdrawal symptoms without it, and need a couple of cups of coffee or tea to get back to feeling normal.
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Making things worse, caffeine will still be running through your system whilst you are asleep, especially if you have drunk tea or coffee earlier in the evening. This can interfere with your normal sleep pattern, leaving you more tired than usual the following day. Cutting back on your caffeine intake is the solution during the daytime. Also, youâ€™ll want to stay away from tea or coffee within 3 to 4 hours of the time you intend to go to bed. 4. Not Eating Breakfast A lot of people say that itâ€™s the most important meal you have during in the day, and probably lots of people have said to remember not to forget it, including your doctor, father, mother, and even your school teacher. However, many of us still regularly skip breakfast, or wolf down a couple of slices of toast before leaving for work. So instead of doing this, make sure you have a good breakfast every morning to avoid any mid-morning sugar crashes (which is responsible for you feeling tired). 5. Taking New Medication Fatigue is a very common side effect of taking a wide range of medications, with a lot of prescription and overthe-counter medicines being the culprits, particularly when it is combined with alcohol. When starting a new medication, you must allow your body a little time to adjust to it. But if you are consistently drowsy for more than a few days and this interferes with your daily routine, then itâ€™s vital you go back and see a doctor about the drowsiness. For additional information on health, skin care, beauty, fitness, romance, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com
The largest baby ever born weighed nearly 10.5 kilos (exactly 23 pounds), but he died just 11 hours after being born. The year was 1879. More recently, in 2009, the largest surviving baby was born in Sumatra, Indonesia, weighing 8.7 kilos (19.2 pounds) at birth.
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Botox, Dermal Fillers, and the new Juvéderm Voluma™ XC filler As we age, our skin becomes drier, and wrinkles result from a breakdown of collagen and a loss of moisture. Facial lines and wrinkles either reflect aging or can be signs of unhealthy by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen skin; they generally are considered undesirable. Collagen is a protein that acts like glue-holding the cells of your skin together. When you are young this is thick and supple, but as your body ages this disappears naturally every year so the skin becomes lined and furrowed. Over time, facial movements such as smiling, frowning and laughing exaggerate these often undesirable features. Botox subtly reduces these actions in specific areas and thus reduces the display of lines. Fillers work by filling out key areas so the lines become less obvious. Yes, it’s true that a large number of people are having Botox and Dermal Filler injections to regain a more youthful appearance. Botox Botox injection is a simple, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce even your toughest wrinkles within days. It is extremely popular nowadays because it is simple to perform and consistently achieves good results. Botox is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smooth, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. It works by blocking overactive
nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contractions or glandular activity. It is a non-surgical way to reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and neck bands. Dermal Fillers Dermal Fillers are becoming increasingly popular as a means to help reverse the changes associated with aging. Because the goal is to return the dermis to its original youthful state, dermal Fillers can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts. Dermal Fillers are being used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss. As our skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin, elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin. Dermal Fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles, and scars. Unlike face lifts that stretch the skin, fillers add volume for a more natural youthful appearance. Fillers can also increase the fullness of the lips and lessen the downward slant of the corner of lips. The most common areas treated are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.
What happens in a typical treatment? Botox and Filler treatments are performed by injection only by a doctor. Local anesthetic may be used where necessary. How will you feel after treatment? After Botox injection: In the first few hours after treatment you may experience tenderness in the treated areas. This is normal and resolves quickly and spontaneously. After Filler treatment: During the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment you may experience minimal bruising in the treated areas. These reactions are normal and usually resolve in 24 hours but may take longer. When will you see results from Botox injection? The effect of Botox is not immediate and can take 2-14 days to show full effect. The effect is not permanent and may last 4-6 months. With repeated use the effect can last longer. NEW FILLER AT NICHA CLINIC – JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC Juvéderm Voluma™ XC injectable gel is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment. Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is for patients over the age of 21.
After 24 hours post treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities. Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condo and Central Festival Pattaya). Website: www.nichaclinic.com, facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond
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>> continued from L1 Kun Ying is located in the area known as Huay Yai, near Wat Yansangwararam (See directions at end of this article). If you’ve ever placed a plant clipping into a glass of water in the hopes that it will develop roots, you’ve practiced a form of hydroponics which is a branch of agriculture where plants are grown without the use of soil. The nutrients that the plants normally derive from the soil are simply dissolved into water instead. Depending on the type of hydroponic system used, the plant’s roots are flooded or misted with the nutrient solution, providing it with the elements needed for growth. This is an “open” farm meaning that everyone is welcome to visit, learn and of course buy any of the range of lettuces that they grow. There are five varieties ranging from Red and Green Oak, Frillice Iceberg, Butterhead or Green Cos. These are the salad leaves used extensively in the Pattaya Marriott’s restaurants and they pride themselves on the fact that the produce can be “farm to table” in less than an hour. With 20,000 hydroponic units on the farm it is quite a sight to behold and the staff are eager to share their knowledge and expertise. Bespoke Thai and Western cooking
classes are held here. The hotels chefs will personally demonstrate a range of dishes from salad phak kun ying, grilled river prawns with lettuce and Thai style dressing plus crisp egg noodles and many more well-known dishes. From the western menu we spotted the likes of sea bass fillet with white wine cream sauce with sautéed vegetables, pan fried chicken breast filled with spinach and mozzarella red wine pepper jus served with potato fondant. The classes can be tailored to suit your taste and acceptable numbers run from just a few to a full class of 20 or more people. On arrival we were served a delicious smoothie made from the hydroponic leaves, passion juice and honey. It was then time for our cookery lesson to begin. It started with an assemblage of ingredients, in the Thai style of miang kham using the lettuce leaves. This version used cashew nuts, chopped lime and ginger, cubed salmon and prawns. Sprinkle the prepared ingredients onto a couple of leaves, roll it into a tube and just pop it into your mouth for an explosion of flavours. We were then instructed in the traditional method of cooking pak Thai which was interesting and then we all settled down to eat our efforts. The farm which is open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm is a delightful venue. There is a small café serving light snacks, coffee, sandwiches and gift boxes of the lettuce. The adjoining land is a fruit farm where you can pick the fruit and then either take it home or learn how to cook them Thai style in numerous ways. Next time you are at a loss to know where to go for a short drive out into the countryside, pop down to the Marriott’s Kun Ying farm and learn a little about hydroponic farming and you’ll see firsthand why Pattaya Marriott’s philosophy of “Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild” makes their food some of the tastiest and healthiest in Pattaya. How to get there: Head south on Sukhumvit Road towards Sattahip past Ambassador City. After going straight over the traffic lights at Ban Ampur look for the left turn to Wat Yansangwararam. Follow the road over the railway tracks and turn left at the second roundabout just before the temple. The farm is about 200 meters on the right.
music / new release
Mary J. Blige – A Mary Christmas A Mary Christmas is the eleventh studio album and first Christmas album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige. Produced by David Foster, it was released on October 15, 2013 via Matriarch, Interscope and Foster's Verve Records, compromising soulful interpretations of classic holiday tunes such as “Little Drummer Boy”, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews amongst critics. Commercially, it opened at number 23 on the US Billboard 200 and at number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 12,000 copies. It marked Blige's 15th top ten title on the latter chart, tying her with Snoop Dogg for second-most top ten entries in the Nielsen SoundScan era.
1. Little Drummer Boy 2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 3. My Favorite Things 4. This Christmas
5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 6. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer 7. When You Wish Upon a Star
8. Mary, Did You Know 9. Do You Hear What I Hear? 10. Petit Papa Noel 11. The First Noel 12. Noche De Paz (Silent Night)
automotive Thailand International
Vol. 01 No. 24 | Dec 16-31 2013
MotorExpo 30th anniversary
Shiny, shiny cars, big cool bikes, adorable “pretties” and accessories aplenty. It's MotorExpo time again! On display: 38 cars by John Lindgren and 10 bike brands. Editor-in-chief: Turnover circa 150 carsanook.com billion baht. When the cool (agaat-yenn) season arrives in Bangkok at the end of November, the ubiquitous al-fresco beer-gardens or beer-parks open their draft beer taps at the same time as the annual Thailand International Motor Expo cum sales extravaganza kicks-off at the Impact Challenger Hall Convention Center outside Bangkok. The 2013 expo is being staged in the looming shadow of political unrest hanging over the Kingdom, however the organizers, Inter Media Consultants, hope that more than 50,000 vehicles will be purchased during the Nov. 29 to Dec. 10 expo, which is expected pull in 1.6 million visitors. This year’s theme is: “Innovative Energies – World-Changing Vehicles.” The most outstanding vehicles on
display are the cool concept cars aka the proto types. Futuristic automotive creations. Eye candy for the visitors. However, many of these vehicles never make it to the assembly line. The coveted Mercedes-Benz from Stuttgart, Deutschland, rolls out the Concept GLA, a preview of Mercedes' baby SUV based on the A-class hatchback whose production ready-toroll version will hit Thai MB showrooms in late February 2014. The stateside Chevy shows-off the Chevrolet SS V. The powerful looking “Vee” is a dressed-up version of Chevy's SS, boasting a big block 415 hp 6.1-liter V8 engine. From Japan, Honda Concept NSX-Honda's pending V6 petrol-electric hybrid super-car--continues its world tour by debuting in Thailand for the first time before hitting showrooms in 2015. We hope. In the economy concept A-segment we admire the two-tone Suzuki Wind prototype, so named because Suzuki believes the car will bring a wind of change to the popular A-segment. The A: Wind is an all-new city car positioned below the Swift B-segment hatchback. Assembly is planned in Thailand.
Finally South Korean technological superpower Hyundai motorcars brings in South Korea’s HND-6, a hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell car called HND-6. No batteries included and zero emissions! Inside the bright 747 Jumbo hangar-sized hall, premium global brands unveil their new models, for example the new ultra luxurious SUV, Range Rover Sport. Price: 10 million baht. It's elegant, sporty and loaded with tons of torque. Propelled by a 5-litre supercharged V8 pumping out 510 hp. From Japan a premium executive van: Honda Odyssey Absolute at a cool 2.95 million baht. This all-new Honda MPV comes with a 2.4 liter VTEC engine boasting 190 hp. Thirsty? 14 kpl claims the manufacturer. From Sweden at the designer-chic Volvo stand is the new V40 Cross Country priced at 1.92 million baht. Basically a raised version of the popular sportwagon V40, the Cross Country gets 2-litre petrol with a 203 hp turbo engine and ultra advanced safety features. The popular mass market stands display the new Mazda CX-5. Price: 1.31.67 million baht. Two petrols and one turbo diesel. Nissan finally launched their compact urban SUV Juke. Imported from Indonesia, therefore free of import duty. Under the hood a 116hp 1.6-litre petrol engine and CVT automatic. Retail price: 819,000858,000 baht. Yes, Nissan finally decided to challenge the grey market which has been selling the trendy Juke for a couple of years. The US Ford Motor Company “FoMoCo” rolls out the compact Ford Ecosport with a distinctive SUV body design aimed at
young city-dwellers. Price: 669,000829,000 baht. The Ecosport is built in Thailand on the Ford Fiesta platform, fitted with 112hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine. The global Toyota brand, still the Thai market leader, launched their long awaited first Ecocar in hatchback guise featuring an 86hp 1.2-litre fourcylinder motor available in four trims. Price: 469,000-599,000 baht. For the third successful year, premium big motorcycles are also included. The bike stands attract large crowds trying to get close to the stunning bikes and the young scantily clad presenters, the MotorExpo “pretties”. The bike engine displacements range from 250cc to 1.300 cc and include Benelli, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Keeway, KTM, MV Augusta, Suzuki, Triumph and UDA. What a collection of touring bikes, street bikes and choppers. The MotorExpo, organizing chairman Kwanchai Paphatphong expects a total of circa 2,100 motorcycles to be ordered during the entire exhibition period to jump up 16.3 per cent from last year. What motoring celebration! 38 car makers from 12 countries and 10 motorcycle brands from 13 countries. A truly international four-wheel and two-wheel exhibition. Happy 30th Birthday! Bon Voyage!
Good tidings we bring for you and your kin, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. www.pattayatoday.net
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— Mike Bridge
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The Cloud A luxury condo that shines Pattaya luxury condominium developer Global Top Group takes luxury to new heights with its latest venture, The Cloud Condominium Pattaya. Situated near Pattaya’s Cosy Beach, the 20-storey high-rise will not only elevate luxury with an elegant sky-high view but also bring in the luscious scent of greenery with its indoor garden. If you wish to find a glamorous view of Pattaya City and spend a simple day by the sea and sand, Pratumnak Beach is at your fingertips. With a total of 161 units, The Cloud offers a wide range of facilities to cater for all residents. The Cloud complex serves you with a breathtaking 10th floor swimming pool that is 16 meters in length. Gym memberships are no longer needed as The Cloud continued on page P2/26
What's Inside: Property
Mövenpick names two executives
The Riviera holds open-day event with style page P3/27
Annual Balance Sheet
Expat Money Corner Income in retirement page P4/28
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Advertorial The Cloud
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features the best-equipped gym in Pattaya, certain to satisfy everyone who is into physical fitness. After a gratifying work out, The Cloud offers sauna and steam rooms for utter relaxation. Located at Pratumnak Kasertsin Soi 2, The Cloud is set in an area that is highly secured, protected by the very best security guards and keycard security system, fire detector and fire exits in multiple areas on each floor. With only 12 units maximum in each floor, it takes privacy to an extensive level. The Cloud has been designed to ensure that you experience something simple yet unique and spectacular. The fusion of modernage interior and exterior scheme reflects the diverging lifestyle of the prevailing society. The Cloud provides a range of choices from studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, duplex units and penthouse apartments. The creative group and architect of The Cloud collaborated to ensure that each and every unit is crafted to provide a sense of space, flowing environment and a silky-smooth sensation of comfort. With the very best materials used for built-in furniture and kitchen set, you are to be surrounded with the indulgence of luxury. The Cloud is set to begin construction in 2014. Prices start at 1.45 million baht.
More international brands enter Thai market International brands in the luxury and fast fashion categories continued to enter the Thai market or increase the number of stores in major malls in Bangkok due to the strong retail market. They have entered the market in the form of owned stores, franchises and distribution deals, according to a recent research report by CBRE, the international real estate advisor. “International brands expanding their business lines in the Thai market in Q3 2013 include the fourth store of Christian Dior at Siam Paragon; the second store of Tory Burch at The Emporium, and the first store of Miu Miu at Siam Paragon. H&M also opened their flagship store at CentralWorld,” said Jariya Thumtrongkitkul, senior manager of Retail Services, CBRE Thailand. The report also shows that the overall occupancy rate for Bangkok retail space stayed at 95.4 percent as of Q3 2013. The total supply was 6.28 million square metres, a 2.6 percent increase year-on-year. A total of about 120,000 square metres of space in shopping malls and department stores is expected to be completed during Q4 2013, bringing the total retail supply to 6.39 million square metres by the end of 2013.
Bangkok Retail Total Supply Total Take-up Occupancy Source: CBRE Research
Looking at the overall Asia Pacific markets, retailer demand for leases in Q3 2013 continued to be led by fast fashion retailers, as groups in this sector entered new markets and introduced sister brands to locations where they already have a presence. Japanese and Korean groups in the fast fashion and cosmetics sectors in particular were hungry for cross-border expansion, while department stores also became more active. Likewise, luxury sector high-end brands continued to add new stores in Beijing and Shanghai but were more focused on core areas in top cities as opposed to expanding elsewhere. In particular, in Southeast Asia, rising demand for new trends and styles from the emerging middle class continued to spur the entry of fast fashion retailers into key markets. In Q3 2013, H&M launched its first store in Jakarta in early October, after the opening of its new flagship store in Bangkok. Zara opened its first store in Hanoi and its sister brands Bershka and Stradivarius established their first outlets in Manila. Beyond Southeast Asia, CBRE also saw Abercrombie & Fitch sign a lease for a 2,200-
As of Q3 2013 6.28 million sq.m. 5.99 million sq.m. 95.4 percent
Percent Change Y-o-Y +2.57 percent +2.81 percent +0.23 percent
square-metre space in Shanghai for its first store in mainland China; Forever 21 opened its first store in Shenzhen with a 2,200-square-metre unit; and COS - a spin off brand by the H&M Group - opened its first branch in Singapore with a 550-square-metre store. “Retailer demand is expected to remain firm overall, and will continue to be led by bridge brands and mid-range fashion groups, with many retailers in these categories focusing on key markets in China and Southeast Asia for new market entry and expansion. In markets where they are already established, retail groups are looking for brand extension opportunities to launch their related brands in premium locations,” said Sebastian Skiff, executive director, CBRE Retail Asia. “We expect core luxury retailers will remain active, although most groups already established in key markets such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo are now focusing the upgrading and repositioning of existing stores to improve customer experience. The relatively newer to market category now actively opening stores in the luxury segment are the creative or affordable luxury brands that will continue to build their presence across core markets like Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and other key Chinese cities,” said Skiff. Growth continues but slowing For the market generally, the CBRE Asia Pacific Retail Rental Index increased slightly,
rising 0.4 percent quarter-on-quarter for Q3, a slight slowdown from the 0.7 percent quarteron-quarter rise recorded in Q2 2013. The increase marked the index’s seventh straight positive growth reading, but also indicated slowing growth for a third consecutive quarter. Of the 16 markets tracked, five recorded growth in average rents, 10 were unchanged and one recorded a decline. On an annual basis the index was up by 2.3 percent year-on-year as of Q3. Asia Pacific Retail Rental Change Source:| CBRE Research CBRE expects overall retail rents in the region to continue to experience slight growth over the next three to six months. “In key markets such as Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, slightly more subdued demand combined with a lack of space in core locations and high rents will continue to restrain retailer expansion and limit further rental growth. Retailers in these markets will continue to focus on key requirements in core areas, a trend that will impact rents in secondary locations,” said Jonathan Hsu, director, CBRE Research, Asia Pacific. Despite weaker consumer sentiment in emerging Southeast Asian markets in Q3 2013, the likes of Bangkok, Manila, and Jakarta should continue to see steady rental growth. All of these markets continue to see robust leasing demand and strong competition for space.
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Property Mövenpick names two executives
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Alexander Haeusler general manager of the chain’s new resort planned for Pattaya next year. At the same time, Takako Tomizawa was named director of sales and marketing. The beachfront resort, Mövenpick White Sand Beach Pattaya, comprised of a 264room hotel, 205 residences and 34 pool villas, is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2014 near Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Haeusler, an Austrian, was general manager of Royal Cliff Beach Resort for five years. He was formerly in hospitality in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Cyprus, Shanghai, Jeddah, and Vienna. Tomizawa, who is from Japan, has worked in Thailand more than 18 years. She had been with InterContinental Hotels Group in Bangkok and Pattaya, with Starwood’s Luxury Collection in Phuket, and was Southeast Asia area director of sales and marketing for Holiday Inn Express.
The Riviera holds open-day event with style
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Ekasing and District Mayor Verawat Khakhay were on hand for the showroom opening of the high-profile development The Riviera on Soi 16, Wongamat. Winston Gale, developer of The Riviera, reported that they “have now exceeded 50 percent of total sales,” with a great response from Russian buyers. CBRE represents the project which will consist of two towers--one 43 floors, the other 40 floors--housing 979 units with an estimated value of 3.4 billion baht. Gale received the ‘Best Eastern Seaboard Condominium’ award for The Palm, Wongamat Beach, at the recent Thailand Property Awards.
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Legal & Expat Money
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley
Income in retirement
Annual Balance Sheet by: Magna Carta Law Office
What is a balance sheet? A balance sheet is a financial statement that summarizes a company's assets, liabilities and shareholders' equity at a specific point in time. It's called a balance sheet because the two sides balance out. A company has to pay for all the things it has (assets) by either borrowing money (liabilities) or getting it from shareholders (shareholders' equity). These three balance sheet segments give investors an idea as to what the company owns and owes, as well as the amount invested by the shareholders. What are the types of items which appear under the liabilities side of a balance sheet? - Capital - Sundry creditors - Long term liabilities - Advances from customers - Loan from bank - Outstanding expenses - Mortgage - Current liabilities - Income received in advance What are the types of items which appear under the assets side of a balance sheet? Fixed Assets: - Land - Buildings - Machinery - Vehicles - Furniture - Computers - Investments Current Assets: - Stock - Bank balance - Sundry debtors - Prepaid expenses - Cash balance Why do we need a balance sheet? This report can be used to obtain a complete picture of the financial results and financial position of a business on the last date of the financial year. A balance sheet records the arrangement of money in a business and it shows the accounting value of all the company’s assets, liabilities and equity at one moment in time, which may lead to conclusions regarding the liquidity of the entity. When must a balance sheet be made and submitted? The submission of financial statements shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed by the Directors-General of the Revenue Department and
the Department of Business Development. A balance sheet must be made at least once every 12 months. Such 12-month period constitutes the company’s accounting period or financial year. A newly established company should close accounts within 12 months from its registration. This must be certified by a qualified external auditor and must be filed with the Revenue Department and Department of Business Development every year. The balance sheet must be examined by one or more auditors and submitted for adoption to a general meeting within four months after its date. A copy of it must be sent to every person entered in the register of shareholders at least three days before the general meeting. Copies must also be kept open at the offices of the company during the same period for inspection by the shareholders. Where the accounts or the documents relevant thereto are lost or damaged, the person having the duty to keep accounts shall notify the Chief Accounts Inspector or the Accounts Inspector of the loss or damage, in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed by the Director-General, within 15 days from the date of knowledge thereof, or the date such loss or damage ought to have been known. What happens upon failure to submit the audited financial statement on time? The company’s annual financial statement must be filed, along with its annual income tax return, with the Revenue Department and Department of Business Development within 150 days after the end of its accounting period. If a company fails to submit its audited financial statement within the required time then the company is liable to a certain penalty or fine which may also be applicable to its responsible officer. Can a company change its year-cycle of account? If a company wishes to change its accounting period, it must obtain written approval from the Chief Accounts Inspector of the Revenue Department by submitting Form SorBorChor 4 together with other documents specified in the mentioned form.
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Most of us in semi or permanent retirement are reliant, to a lesser or greater extent, on our remaining nest egg and pension to provide us with an income that will keep the proverbial wolf from the door. Looking back, in recent years, the results of leaving our hardearned cash to the vagaries of the world’s stock market would have sent a shudder through anyone’s spine. Banks are paying next to nothing and, as I’ve already said, the markets scare the living daylights out of most investors. So where does that leave those of us that simply require a reasonable return on our investments without risking the shirts off our backs? The funds that have shone brightly out of the debris of the financial crisis are those which are now commonly referred to as “non-correlated”, which simply means they are not connected to the stock markets. In real terms, this generally means investments that are in niche sectors, where the demand curve is very strong, at least in the medium term. There are a number of examples of fund managers with international bank custodians (the ones who hold the money) operating in such sectors, and they have shown themselves to be extremely resilient to the economic turmoil. Take the example that probably applies to large numbers of expatriates around the world. They have perhaps sold a house in their home country and purchased one abroad and, in addition, have other assets that amount to several hundred thousand pounds/ dollars. Let’s take a test case: Mr. X has a house and 300,000 GBP in cash from savings, forgetting pensions at the moment. Applying those funds to a bank deposit, he is likely, in the current climate, to receive 2 or perhaps 3 percent on a fixed term of 12 months, which would result in an income of between 6,000 and 9,000 GBP form his lump sum. As an alternative, the non-correlated funds, available through major international institutions, have conservatively achieved around 7 percent, net of all management costs. That same man has now increased his interest income from 6,000 to 9,000 per annum to 21,000 GBP, effectively more than doubling the return. For those of us looking to preserve our capital, whilst still maintaining a decent lifestyle, this is significant. Our feeling is that these particular funds have provided a real alternative for those trying to make their assets work for them, without quaking every time the financial news comes on. These non-correlated holdings look to operate on a low risk profile, where demand exceeds supply, often resulting in very stable and consistent results. In summary, individuals can look further afield than bank deposits to improve returns, without taking a leap into the unknown with the stock markets. 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. IFAInternational 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I the People! Or in a quiet back room with close confidents you might hear something more like, ‘I am the majority!’ Yes, Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck were able to ‘gather’ a majority under the guise of democracy and thus become the prime ministers of Thailand in these recent years, but what made both of them come crashing down in disrepute? The Thai people’s needs and wishes are just the same as those of other people around the world and that is for tried, tested and experienced leadership and not just another politician or political dynasty making an ‘end run’ towards tyranny, or would it be more polite to say autocracy? Autocracy, absolutism, dictatorship, despotism, Caesarism, Nazism, Stalinism…I don’t care what you call it. Tyranny is tyranny and a large and influential number (The BBC and CNN claimed over 5 million protesters!) of Thais have stood up and said enough is enough! When a leader makes moves towards absolute and unlimited power as was attempted by Yingluck Shinawatra and the recent ‘Amnesty Act’ which the official press agency of the People's Republic of China the Xinhua News Agency published that “the contentious amnesty bill has proven to be the worst move made by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government in its twoyear tenure, further dimming her brother Thaksin's chance of returning home”. China’s Xinhua News Agency went on to proclaim that “some Thai academics have described the amnesty bill as the ‘worst legislation’ in Thai history, saying that this is an affront to the rule of law”. This incredibly controversial Amnesty Bill that has so enraged so many in Thailand from students, teachers, unions, professionals and of course politicians right down to
by Clayton Wade Managing Director
housewives and service workers was drafted to procure a blanket pardon to all those Thai’s involved in the political unrest and bloodshed and deaths that followed the 2006 military coup that toppled the Thaksin regime and forced Thaksin into exile. Had this legislation been legalized and put into law, it would have actually benefited a very small number of people as most of those Thais that had been originally charged and convicted between 2006 and 2008 had received relatively light sentences of one to six years in jail and most have already been released. So what outraged so many Thai’s all over Thailand including a good number of former red shirt supporters is that in the end the Amnesty Act put forth by the Yingluck government basically was a whitewash to bring her brother Thaksin Shinawatra back to Thailand despite his having been on the run from a 2008 corruption conviction handed down by the Thai Supreme Court which sentenced him to a two-year jail term. It is so amazing to me to see so many Thais of every age and persuasion pouring into Bangkok to show support for the King and country and as you can see on television they are in the hundreds of thousands and growing. Almost every single Thai person you talk to has very strong feelings and convictions about what has happened to their government and many are going into Bangkok and are out on the streets to show their solidarity. A foreigner recently asked me rather sarcastically, “Well what are the Thais going to do next? What if they get a new leader that’s even worse?” My answer was quick and swift, “The Thais will be out in the streets again.” I have been living here in Thailand 23
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General Suchinda and Chamlong Srimuang crawl towards the King. years now and I was here when General Suchinda lead the ‘Coup Revolution Thingy’ (my term!) back in 1991 when General Suchinda overthrew the Thai civilian government here. General Suchinda immediately announced free and democratic elections within a year which did bear the appearance of being fair and equitable until…Oh Oh! It’s that tyranny thing again, yes General Suchinda decided that he himself would stand for the office of prime minister, thus breaking a promise he had made to the Thai people prior to the election. Well, it didn’t take long for the students to mobilize after the military ‘reportedly’ killed approximately 72 students (black market video tapes sold on the streets of Bangkok in the days after showed hundreds of students shot down with witnesses claiming 700 to 1,000!) I will never forget that time as I was a sports coach (Thai National Fencing Team) living and working at the Sport Authority of Thailand right next door to Raemkampang University (sound familiar?) and I spent day two, three and four of that ‘Coup Revolution Thingy’ hanging out with the Thai students of Raemkampang University who had completely blocked off about three kilometers of Raemkampang Road so that the police and military could not enter. It was just a few days into this episode in Thai political history when our King Bhumibol requested the audience of General Suchinda and the leader of the people’s opposition Chamlong Srimuang and both appeared and advanced in the traditional crawl towards our King. I was new in Thailand and knew nothing of how things ‘work’ and I couldn’t believe it for over a month, but the entire ‘coup revolution thingy’ including its many student
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
deaths ended right then and there at the feet of our King Bhumibol. One of my very favorite Thai political commentators, Voranai Vanijaka of the Bangkok Post, recently wrote another very impressive article with the title Fine Balancing Act Away From Tyranny and I highly suggest you Google his name and the title and take the time to read it. Voranai is another of Thailand’s young minds that will definitely be entertaining us for a long time with his insights into the politics and culture of Thailand. In his articles of the past, Voranai is noted for his appeals to the former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to make a "sacrifice" for the benefit of Thailand and its people. Voranai even went so far as to say, "He (Thaksin) is apparently turning the perceptions of many of his own supporters against him, as many see a blanket amnesty as a betrayal by him.” Voranai makes an impressive point about the tyranny of the minority versus the tyranny of the majority and makes a very persuasive appeal that here in Thailand “We must find that balance of power, majority rule and minority rights’! Is it possible that we are once again seeing the infectious results of power and greed being exposed to the populace of this country? Is it time perhaps for us to see our King Bhumibol request the audience of Prime Minister Yingluck and Suthep Thaugsuban to both appear and advance in the traditional crawl towards our King to bring this episode to an end? If you have lived in Thailand for any length of time you know there is only one person in Thailand that can say, ‘I the People’, and that is our beloved King Bhumibol. Long Live the King!
for bringing in the first 53 General Motors 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 start-up 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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First-time property extravaganza comes to town at Hilton Pattaya, January 9-12, 2014 by Barry Kenyon
The massive ballroom of the awardwinning, 5-star Hilton Pattaya is the magnificent venue for the most significant property exhibition ever held on the Eastern Seaboard. The real estate industry support is transparent, with the best of the Pattaya developers exhibiting at the show.
he four-day consumer event has been organised by Exact Trading Company, the Pattayabased publisher of the Pattaya Condo Guide. This is the first property exhibition of its kind to be launched in Pattaya and is already a sell-out having attracted around four dozen leading developers and realtors including Universal Group, A+ Properties, Blue Sky Group, Kingdom Property, The Urban Property, Siam Royal View, Orion, Raimon Land, Ocean Residential Property, The Ville, Riviera, Beach Properties, New Nordic Resorts, Compass Real Estate, Elegance, Powerhouse, Beach Front, Mosaic, Aeras, S-Fifty and Pattaya Posh amongst others. New property developments including condominiums, luxury villas, houses, plots of land and resales around the city and from other regions of Thailand will be showcased, with several as yet unannounced luxury launches using the exhibition as their initial publicity and doubtless taking advantage of
the celebrated “wow” factor or distinctive appeal to delight the public. Pattaya is currently one of the property hotspots across Southeast Asia with no shortage of new initiatives, including the increasingly popular Jomtien Second Road area with its still moderately-priced land prices and improved communications. Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome recently met with the organizers to confirm the official support of City Hall. “The real estate industry plays a big part in the future plans of the city of Pattaya, both as investors in the local economy and also as major employers,” he said. “We are therefore delighted to support this new exhibition which will encourage more buyers and investors to the region. It will show what the developers and realtors have to offer and will allow attendees from Thailand and abroad a great opportunity of selecting a large number of real estate choices conveniently all under one roof at the Hilton Pattaya.” Exhibition organizer Mike Bridge of Exact Trading, a Surrey-born Brit who has successfully organized over 300 property shows in the
Mike Bridge, organizer, at Hilton Pattaya’s Ballroom
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Universal Group’s Savanna Sands, one of the property developments to be showcased at the exhibition Middle East, Europe and Asia, explained “There is huge rental and ownership potential in Pattaya for its various market segments. They include the Pattaya and Bangkok expats, the international tourists and, of course the vibrant Thai domestic market with a keen interest in owning second homes on the Eastern Seaboard.” He added that he had been delighted by the large number of developers confirming participation and had already received enquiries from attendees and investors from as far away as UK, Singapore and India requesting details. The real estate industry seems to be unanimous that early January is the best time for the initiative at the height of the high season. Competitive property prices, an all year round pleasant climate, five-star hotels, great restaurants, championship golf courses attracting hundreds of thousands of players and a fantastic nightlife all go to attract over 10 million tourists to Pattaya every year. There are also estimated to be around 50,000 expats based in the area on a variety of one-year visas and residency permits.
Mike who is also the publisher and editor of Thai Golf News, adds, “Prices are still very reasonable in Pattaya and up to four times lower than in major cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong.” Other reasons for the city’s building boom has been the upgrading of infrastructure, particularly the Suvarnabhumi-Pattaya multi-lane highway, and the prospect of a high-speed rail link between the city and Bangkok by the end of the decade. Yet another boost for Pattaya is its relative immunity from flooding compared with the more vulnerable Central Plains and even the metropolis itself. Indeed, many real estate professionals believe that in the future two international property exhibitions a year are a distinct possibility in Pattaya. “Consumers at exhibitions are under a lot less pressure than in a sales office, as they are free to roam around as potential purchasers, investors or renters,” confirms Mike, “and the tourist profile in Pattaya is expanding and evolving all the time. With the onset of the 10-nation ASEAN Economic Community in two years’ time, the marketing
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (centre) with the organizers Mike Bridge (left) and Charlie Warner (right) possibilities are really limitless.” Charlie Warner, publisher of the Pattaya Condo and House Guide and the leading marketing agency Silvermover, who conceived the idea of the Pattaya exhibition, added, “There are a number of new developments being launched around this time. With PLC companies such as Sansiri entering the market, Pattaya is the place to invest right now.” The Platinum sponsor
of the January exhibition is Universal Group with the Gold sponsorship being provided by A+ and Blue Sky’s Grande Caribbean. Media partners include Pattaya Condo Guide, Property Report , Real Estate Thailand (Russian Edition), Real Estate Magazine, Home Buyers, Pattaya 103 FM and Pattaya Today which has its own discrete property and business supplement in every
issue. Entry to the exhibition is completely free and general information is available in English, Thai and Russian at www.pattayapropertyshow. com. The opening hours of the exhibition on the 17th floor (ballroom) of the Hilton Pattaya will be 18:00 until 22:00 on the opening evening of Thursday January 9, and 11:00 to 20:00 on the remaining three days (Friday 10th thru’ Sunday 12th).
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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 Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5035) 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) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. (PR6363) 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) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. (PR4465) 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) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 39 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Great Home in Town! Selling Price 6.9 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms, 280 Sqm/70 TLW. (PR6394)
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Fantastic Home in Great Developement! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 440 Sqm/300 TLW. (PR2184) Gorgeous and Brand New Marina Home! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 3+1 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/120 TLW. (PR3982) Impressive Lakeside Estate Home! Rental Price 125,000 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) Wonderful Beachside Homes! Rental Price 80,000-110,000 Baht/Month, 3-5 Bedrooms/4-5 Bathrooms, 188-280 Sqm./75-100 TLW. (PRH133) 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)
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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 Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm. (PR6410)
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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)
LAND FOR SALE
Pratamnak Beachfront! Selling Price is 45 Million 203 Tarang Wah. (PLD0903) Na Jomtien Beachfront! 21 Rai 348 Tarang Wah from Sukhumvit 400 meters deep to a 45 meter beachfront! Two low rise buildings with 4 units each set upon a large swimming pool. Purchaser can build up to 70+ floor high rise. 24,188,384 Baht per rai and 60,471 Baht per tarang wah and the entire 21+ rai can be purchased for a selling price of 529,000,000 Baht. (PLD0866) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 15.8 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0928)
Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. (PR6164)
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(ptmhfs-O0613)Beautiful ‘New’ 3 Bed, 2 Bath House Near Mabprachan Lake on 1 rai 45 TW of land with fruit trees/ private water well. House 165 sqm. Internet/cable connected. 7-11 and Lotus Express only 1 km from the house and 6-8 mins. to Central Pattaya on highway 36.Reduced price for quick sale 5.3 million.0831029293 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, 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: 4.99mBt. Website Ref: PLVS142. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Pool Villa For Sale – East Pattaya - A spacious and stylishly furnished throughout, executive style pool villa in one of the most popular developments in East Pattaya offering 3 en-suite bedrooms , 230sqm land 480 sqm with built-in units, 4 luxurious bathrooms, fully fitted European kitchen with oven, Thai kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, private 10m pool, terrace, lovely tropical landscaped private gardens, covered parking, 24/7 security and 10 minutes drive to central Pattaya. Must be viewed to fully appreciate what’s on offer. Sale Price: 6.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS190. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: email@example.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Pool Villa For Sale – East Pattaya - A spacious and stylishly furnished throughout, executive style pool villa in one of the most popular developments in East Pattaya offering 3 en-suite bedrooms with built-in units, 4 luxurious bathrooms, land 480sqm, living area 230 sqm, fully fitted European kitchen with oven, Thai kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, private 10m pool, terrace, lovely tropical landscaped private gardens, covered parking, 24/7 security and 10 minutes drive to central Pattaya. Must be viewed to fully appreciate what’s on offer. Sale Price: 6.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS190. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pattayajomtien-property.com House For Sale –Bang Saray Nicely designed new single storey house, Living area 132sqm, Land area 400sqm, one of two side by side, in this popular area of Bang Saray. The properties are built to European standards offering 2 - 3 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchens with ovens, 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: PLVS092. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: email@example.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com House For Sale – East Pattaya - An ideal budget single storey home in a small village just 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road, offering 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, land 22 Tw, living area 65 sqm, Thai style kitchen, covered patio terrace, unfurnished except for one bedroom. Price: 1.5M. Ref Code: HSES121. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www. pattaya-jomtien-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 bathrooms, European 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: email@example.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Charming Tropical Bangsarey Home! Selling Price 12.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/183 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) 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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6004) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6536)
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Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6363) Stunning Townhome on Jomtien’s Dongtan 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR5758) 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4465) 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4211)
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JOMTIEN PALACE HOME3 Bdrm 3 Baths modern 140 SQM Fully furnished with private Jacuzzi, towels, and linens. 30,000 per month for (1 year lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email todew@ bbpasia.net View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 2 bed 2 bath 55,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) Fully Equipped Please call 085-910-5124 Email to firstname.lastname@example.org House For Rent - Stunning detached single storey property in this exclusive development, just a 5 minutes drive to Jomtien Beach. The property offers 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan lounge, living area 120 sqm ,land area 240 sqm, covered sun terrace, covered parking, communal pool, gym, restaurant, tennis court, park and children’s play area, key card entry, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Tesco and downtown Pattaya. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rental Price : 30,000baht per month. Website Ref: HSER026. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: email@example.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com
Impressive Lakeside Estate Home! Rental Price 125,000 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2977) Wonderful Beachside Homes! Rental Price 80,000-110,000 Baht/Month, 3-5 Bedrooms/4-5 Bathrooms, 188-280 Sqm./75100 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRH133) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course 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: email@example.com or visit our websiteatwww.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6017)
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View Talay Residence 2 Near Soi 5 Immigration. 200 meters from beach, 86 sqm, 1 bedroom apartment overlooking swimming pool. Beautifully furnished, big screen TV, big Euro kitchen, nice big balcony. Very sensible priced, only 3.9 Mil Baht. In foreign name. *** GOOD LOCATION *** Beach Mountain 2 Condominium Jomtien Off Soi Chaiyapruek 1. 800 meters to beach (Built 2010). 7th floor 37 sqm studio, big balcony for distant sea views, fully furnished, big screen TV, kitchen, big bathroom, pictures, plants, etc., Facilities such as swimming pool, fitness center, shop. Good quiet location. Very cheap price 1.4 Mil Baht. In foreign name.
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: email@example.com or visit our website atwww.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: firstname.lastname@example.org visit our website atwww.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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5365) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 39 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516) Great Home in Town! Selling Price 6.9 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms, 280 Sqm/70 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6394) Tropical Jomtien Villa with Private Swimming Pool: ThaiBali Style, 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms, And 524 Sqm Sale Price: 7,950,000 THB. (Co Name) Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email email@example.com JOMTIEN PALACE 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 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email to firstname.lastname@example.org View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 1 bed 1 bath 4.49 mil (thai name) Freehold. Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email to email@example.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 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email email@example.com Pob Choke Garden Hill – Just Built - New House 2 Bed 2 Bath. Located in Bangsaray just off hwy. 331. Sale Price: 1,699, 000 THB (Freehold) please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Nirvana Pool Villas 1 - 3 Bed 3 Bath House with Private Pool/ Fully Furnished/Enclosed Garage 364 SQM. Sale Price: 5.9 Million THB co. name (Freehold) please call 0823440822 (eng) 085910-5124 (Thai) Email todew@ bbpasia.net Baan Suay Mai Ngam-Newer 3 Bed 4 Bath House/ fully furnished/private pool/ owner must sell 3.25 Million Thai name. (Freehold) please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email to email@example.com View Talay Villa with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 2 bed 2 bath 8.9 million (co name) Freehold. Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
House For Rent – East Pattaya - A two storey townhouse 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 this large family home. A minimum rental period of 6 months applies at 20,000 Bt per month or 18,000 Bt for a 1 years lease. Website Ref: HSER011. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this modern design single storey pool villa is stylishly finished and furnished throughout offering 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, 125 sqm , land area 210 sqm ,high gloss European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, UPVC windows, private pool, poolside sun terrace, car parking, small park outside the property, 24/7 security and just 700m to the food market and shops and 1km to Jomtien Beach. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rental Price :55,000Bt or 45,000 baht for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: email@example.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Pool Villa For Rent – Silk Road - Stylishly finished and furnished throughout, single storey family home in one of Jomtien’s most popular and exclusive developments. The property offers 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, 350sqm ,land area 520 sqm, European kitchen, living room, dining area, detached self contained guesthouse or maids room, private pool, covered patio, landscaped gardens, double covered garage, communal pool, fitness, kiddies play area, tennis court, CCTV throughout the development, key card entry, 24/7 security, just 1 minute drive to Sukhumvit and less than 5 minutes to the beach and Tesco Lotus. 70,000 Bt for 6 month, 65,000 bt for year contract. Website Ref: PLVR298. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2184) Gorgeous and Brand New Marina Home! 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3982)
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Majestic Jomtien Condominium. 700 Meters Jomtien Beach. 60 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 living room apartment, 3rd floor. Beautifully renovated with fully equipped Euro kitchen, all matching furniture, 2 big screen TVs, 2 ACs, big bathroom, 2 big balconies overlooking garden and swimming pool. Very cheap price 1.6 Mil Baht. In foreign name. Jomtien Beach Paradise, Right on the Beach. 42 sqm studio, 9th floor with lovely sea views. Completely renovated to high standard with Euro kitchen. Lovely quality matching furniture, big screen TV, oil paintings, etc. Fantastic location. Only 1.7 Mil Baht. In foreign name. Beautiful 30 Sqm Studio, 4th Floor Overlooking Big Swimming Pool in the Majestic Jomtien. Just been completely refurbished with lovely matching furniture, A/C, small kitchen on balcony, fridge, big screen TV, sofa bed, oil paintings and plants, everything you need. A real must see, reduced to 850,000 baht. In foreign name.
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View Talay Residence 4, Soi 5 Jomtien next to immigration and150 meters to beach. This lovely 4th floor, 56 sqm studio, over-looks the swimming pool with some sea views. Beautifully furnished with big Euro kitchen, marble showeroom, big screen TV and a huge balcony, 24 floor secutity. Only 2.9 Mil Baht (in foreign name).
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Porchland II Jomtien Resort 700 meters from the beach, 38 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 living room. Unit on 7th floor with beautiful view of lake and sea view. Two LCD TVs, built-in wardrobes, Euro kitchen, 2 ACs, all matching furniture, everything new. This is an ex show unit must be viewed at 1.9 Mil baht (in foreign name).
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Pratamnak Soi 6 Jomtien 200 meters to beach 42 sqm studio, 6th Floor with big balcony for sea views. Fully furnished, Euro kitchen, everything you need. Nice swimming pool. Excellent location. Only 12,000 baht per month. Pratamnak Soi 6 Jomtien 200 meters to beach 84 sqm, 2 bedroom,, 1 living room apartment with two balconies, 3 ACs, 3 TVs, Euro kitchen. Fully furnished top floor for sea views. Only 24,000 baht per month. CONDOS BOUGHT FOR CASH WE HAVE SEVERAL STUDIOS STARTING AT 500,000 BAHT IN FOREIGN NAME.
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Pratumnak Park Royal 3 Brand New 45 Square mtr 1 bedroom. Modern Professionally and stylishly decorated. Fully furnished. Thai Name, & includes free Company. Price: 2.5M THB. For more information please call: Call: 082-340-0064 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org View Talay Residence - This is one of the most stylish furnished studios 57 Sqm available in these very popular modern low rise buildings, ideally located at the top of Soi 5, just 150m to the beach and 75m from the new Jomtien Night Plaza. This pool facing unit offers 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, spacious and stylishly decorated living area with fitted wardrobes, large balcony overlooking the pool, UPVC double glazed windows and doors, key card entry, 24/7 security, covered parking and surrounded by restaurants, shops and easy access to taxi route. A really great value studio offered at well below normal price. Price 2.9M. Ref Code:Â CDOS745. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: email@example.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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 Pattayaâ€™s 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, Wi-Fi 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 â€˜must viewâ€™ , 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Jomtien Beach Condo - A really great buy studio 27sqm ,with new furniture throughout, bathroom, new AC, water heater, bed, fridge, microwave, LED TV, internet, cable TV, balcony, communal pool, fitness, 24/7 security, cafes, bars, mini-mart, laundry all on-site and just 250m to the beach! Price: 890,000 Bt. Ref Code: CDOS715. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: email@example.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com The Gallery - Very popular new modern low rise buildings ideally located in Central Jomtien, just
RW-Treuhand AG, founded in 1975, a reliable partner Looking for actively involved and co-operating partner The owner of a vacation resort in Thailand is planning to take a step back from work. Wonderful weather and sunshine comes with this position. Financial investment is THB 12,000,000. Interested in something new and exciting? Properties for rent in Pattaya at Naklua Road /RFDWHGRQWKHQGDQGUGĂ€RRUQRHOHYDWRU [VTP %XLOGLQJVWLOOXQGHUFRQVWUXFWLRQĂ€DWURRI\HDUOHDVHDYDLODEOH Luxury suite in Pattaya at Soi 18, Naklua /RFDWHGRQWKHWKĂ€RRUZKLFKRIIHUVDZRQGHUIXORFHDQYLHZ One bedroom, one bathroom, one parlor including open area kitchen. 0RQWKO\UHQW7+%DOOLQFOXVLYH A property with the special touch of one thousand and one nights!
7KLVGUHDPSURSHUW\LVVSUHDGRYHUVTP$WUXHMHZHOWKDWIXOÂżOOV HYHU\ZLVK,WLVWKHSHUIHFWSODFHWRUHOD[DQGÂżQGSHDFH The selling price for this Garden of Eden is THB 23,000,000. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org (only seriously interested parties welcome, no curious onlookers!)
150m from the new Night Plaza and 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: email@example.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Neo Condo - With soft dimmer lighting and a new stylish interior this mid floor studio 37 sqm offers great value for money with European style kitchen, luxurious bathroom, well designed living area, balcony with furniture, communal pool, key card entry and a very short walk to numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. For Sale: 2.7m Bt. Website Ref: CDOS635. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5414) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtienâ€™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: email@example.com
or visit our website at www. p r e mi e r i n t e r n at i o n al .c o m (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For a p p o i n t m e n t a n d p r iva t e viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) Great Jomtien Beach Area Apartment! Selling Price 3.5 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/2 Bathrooms, 80 Sqm. For a p p o i n t m e n t a n d p r iva t e viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website atwww.premierinternational. com(PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Nor thshore! 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4990) Great Sea Views and Stunning DĂŠcor in Nor th 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 081-6342915 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, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3990)
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Best priced Apartment in Na Jomtienâ€™s Pine Shore Condo! Selling Price is 8 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 91 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com(PR4987) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com(PR6410) The Residence Jomtien Beach - Large Studio 52 sqm fully fitted and furnished 1.79 Million THB (foreign name) High Floor please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email firstname.lastname@example.org View Talay 5C â€“ 2 bed / 2 bath 146 sqm direct ocean front corner unit cool side, fully fitted and furnished 5.95 Million THB (foreign name) 3rd Floor please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email email@example.com Sunset Boulevard Residence I, Corner Unit 1 Bedroom-1 Bathroom, Total Size 52 Sqm (co. name) Sale Price: 2,995,000THB++Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-9105124 (Thai) Email to dew@ bbpasia.net Sunset Boulevard Residence I, (2) Studio Rooms, Total Size 36 Sqm each. Side by side 5th floor units with sea views Sale Price: 1,995,000 THB. Each++.Please call 0823440822 (eng) 085-910-5124 (Thai) Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Jomtien Condotel â€“ 81 sq meter 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom 3.59 million THB (Foreign Name) please call 0823440822 (eng) 0859105124 (Thai) Email to email@example.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 todew@bbpasia. net
Condos for Rent
Jomtien Soi 8 Gallery Low rise Brand New 34 Square mtr Studio Ground Floor plus Private Court Yard. Modern professionally and stylishly decorated. Fully furnished with everything. Just bring your suitcase. Private quiet Soi. 2mins Walk beach. Roof Top Pool and Gym. 18,000 BTH Month. 1 Year Rental. Call: 082-340-0064 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For Rent in Soi 6.2 bedroom, 1 living room, 84sqm apartment with two balconies. Fully furnished, 3 TVs, kitchen, 2 ACâ€™s. Excellent location. 24,000 baht per month. Call: 087 139 1539 For Rent in Soi 6 Pratamnak Jomtien. 42 sqm studio with big balcony for sea views. Fully furnished, kitchen. Everything you need. Excellent location. 12,000 baht per month. Call: 087 139 1539 Park Lane Resort Jomtien 1 bedroom 1 bath 36 sqm. 15,000 per month. (1 year Lease) Fully furnished linens, cooking utensils and are Pool View please call 085-910-5124 Email to email@example.com Paradise Residence - Stylishly finished and furnished throughout in these new modern buildings just 100m from the beach and Jomtien 2nd Road, offering 1 bedroom 53 sqm, with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security and a minute walk to numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental period of 6 month applies. Price: 20,000 Baht per month, long term lease only . Ref Code: CDOR390. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pattayajomtien-property.com
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Condos for Rent
Jomtien Beach - A low floor studio32 sqm, in these popular buildings, nicely furnished throughout with fitted wardrobes, luxury bathroom, European kitchen, balcony, huge communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security, mini-mart, laundry, cafes, bars, internet, travel agents all on-site and just a short stroll to numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental 1 year.. Price : 10,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: CDOR392. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: email@example.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Very Impressive Sea View Apar tment!! Rental Price is 40,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 64 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. p r em i er i n t er n a t i o n a l . co m (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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4262) Modern Designed Beachfront Apar tment! 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5423) Stunning Apar tment 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4570) Fa n t a s t i c a l l y D e s i g n e d 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-
(ptmlfs-c0913)Land plots around Bang Saray, 081 576 0035 craigrhodes48@ gmail.com Pratamnak Beachfront! Selling Price is 45 Million 203 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com(PLD0903) Na Jomtien Beachfront! 21 Rai 348 Tarang Wah from Sukhumvit 400 meters deep to a 45 meter beachfront! Two low rise buildings with 4 units each set upon a large swimming pool. Purchaser can build up to 70+ floor high rise. 24,188,384 Baht per rai and 60,471 Baht per tarang wah and the entire 21+ rai can be purchased for a selling price of 529,000,000 Baht. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com(PLD0866) Phoenix Golf course Area! Selling Price is 15.8 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com(PLD0928)
(ptmjv-n0713)German couple is looking for full time HOUSEMAID (6 days/week) at the Mabprachan area. Start date is January 02, 2014. We are looking for an honest, trustworthy, English speaking person. Job experience would be an advantage. Nice working environment, good and increasing salary and additional incentives. Please call 0817622682 or email tonh. firstname.lastname@example.org Accountant wanted for condominium project: 1 position available. Minimum 1 year experience. Computer skill – MS Ex-
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cel, MS Word. English is a plus. Female. Must be able to work overtime. Maid wanted for sales office and showroom: 2 positions available. Female not older than 45.Hardworking with service mind. Messenger/ driver wanted: Male. Must have driver license for car and motorcycle. Must be able to work overtime and travel. Please call K. Passanee 081 293 3390 or send resume to passanee@ therivierapattaya.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, 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 International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.
Vehicles for Sale
Honda Jazz 1.5, Auto 2010. Leather interior, remote central locking, 2 airbags, 55,000 km, grey colour. As new, 420,000 baht. Call 083 102 9293 2005 NISSAN TEANA 230JM- Diamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced by Nissan, low miles, 559,000 call 0841580785 Audi A4 1.8 Automatic 1996. Colour Red, 17” BBS Genuine alloy wheels, C.D., alarm. Excellent all round condition. Thai owner. Only 196,000 baht. Call 086-820-2577, 086-383-6853 Toyota FORTUNER, 3.0 TURBO DIESEL, Automatic –Toyota Fortuner, 3.0 turbo diesel, automatic 4x4 2005, champagne gold, tan leather (top model). 1 foreign owner from new, 150,000 km, full service history, all original and immaculate, inside and out. Must see for only 690,000 baht (in foreign name). Call Alan (owner): 087-139-1570 (English)
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Tips & Advice
What is democracy? (Harry Gregson writes) Thailand’s troubled politics have encouraged many people to think about what democracy means. Of course, the word comes from two ancient Greek words meaning “people” and “power”, but that broad definition doesn’t take us very far in the 21st century. In any case when the Greeks referred to democracy, they omitted half the human race – women! It is often said that Britain is an example of a stable democracy because it has a long tradition. Actually this is poppycock because as late as the early nineteenth century only three percent of the population had the vote. Only in the 1930s did one man (and woman) voting procedure come fully into play. Thailand is usually seen as a “flawed” democracy along with many other countries in what we used to call the Third World. The country has the one man one vote principle, but it is commonly believed that this is achieved at the cost of enormous vote buying in cash or favours. Some Thai constituencies are like medieval fiefdoms with complex systems of patronage largely hidden from public view. I’m not sure Aristotle took such factors into account The danger that the ruling party will use its majority to try to ram through legislation, under the winner-take-all principle, was illustrated in
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One day over Q: I came into Thailand with 30 days stamp on arrival. My flight home is one day later than the visa stamp on my passport. Some people say I need an extension at the immigration whilst others say I will be arrested at the airport. What is the situation? A: By custom and practice, visitors are allowed (gratis = free) to overstay one day. But if you are later than that, say two days, you will be charged for both days (1000 baht or 500 x 2). You could alternatively apply at a Thai immigration office for a seven days extension, costing 1,900 baht, but there is no need to do so in the circumstances you describe. Minor overstays like this are not subject to arrest, assuming you can pay! Two years over Q: I have no excuse but I should have left the country two years ago. Since then I have been living in Thailand illegally and surviving on meager money transfers from my sister in UK. She always refused to send enough for the fine and the airfare as she said she did not want to see me again. However, she recently died and her solicitor on the phone has told me I am in the will to the amount of 300,000 pounds. I am desperate to get back to England but the lawyer says the UK cask is frozen until I arrive. A: Such a long overstay will likely result in a short term of imprisonment in a Thai jail followed by a wait in the immigration detention centre until somebody pays for the ticket. I suggest, before giving yourself up to the Thai police, you contact your embassy and ask them to speak to your solicitor. Maybe, only maybe, the solicitor could provide some cash up front to pay for the air ticket without a long wait. It is true the embassy can’t leave you
Thailand last month when the constitution court vetoed the move to make the Senate or Upper House wholly elected and the Senate threw out a contentious bill giving widespread immunity in corruption and graft cases. These factors led to a campaign of civil disobedience. The English language has many words of a “boo” or “hurrah” nature. Boo words encourage a feeling of disgust or strong disagreement in those hearing them and include “pedophilia” or “tyranny” or “dictatorship”. Hurrah words are supposed to create a sense of agreement or even joy – “democracy”, “freedom”, “justice” are all examples. But what do they mean in practice? Some of the most dreadful people in history have publicly claimed to be democrats. The list certainly includes Hitler and Stalin who both claimed to be acting on a popular mandate. The word actually appears in the formal title of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the land of Kim Jong-un to you and me. My point is simply that the term “democracy” is described by its context at a particular time and place. Contrary to popular opinion, it has in practice no universal norms and values to act as a checklist. The expression, “You pay your money and you take your pick,” has applications to all subjects, not least that much-abused term meaning people power. forever in a Thai jail, if you do nothing, but expect a wait of many months, we hear. Non religious cremation Q: My grandfather, an American, is expected to die soon in Thailand. He is an atheist and has told me in no uncertain terms he does not want to be cremated in a temple with all that religious symbolism. This sounds to me like a difficult problem, so I wonder if you have any advice. A: I would have thought the obvious answer is to fly his body back to USA where his wishes can be accommodated. If not possible for some reason, speak to one of the mortician companies suggested by your embassy. They may be able to suggest a compromise such as a cremation without any chanting or ceremony. But all crematories here are located in temples. My India trip Q: I am a Brit living in Thailand and I want to go to India on a short holiday to see Calcutta and the Taj Mahal. I understand I need a visa to visit India but I have been told I can obtain it only in the UK. Is this information right? A: No it isn’t. The Indian embassy in Bangkok regularly grants such visas to Brits and the details are on their website. There is an extra form to fill in as you are not in your country of nationality. The visa granted to you will be double entry and will be valid six months from the date of issue. By the way, the old rule that there must be a gap of 60 days between leaving India and returning (if needed) for the second entry has been rescinded. Retirement question Q: I am 54 and with plenty of income in UK. I also have a Thai bank account. I am certain that I qualify for the retirement visa except that I am not retired and still working flat-out in a bakery in Liverpool. But I take regular holidays in Thailand and would like the status of a long visa. Is this possible? A: Yes. There is no need to be retired if you want this visa. The only criteria are your financial situation and your age (50 or older). Don’t forget to purchase a re-entry permit, presumably multiple, if you apply for the retirement visa.
Snap Judgment Military’s role in politics In recent days there has been speculation that the Thai Army may instigate a military coup (phatiwat) as opposed to the so-called people’s coup (prachaa phiwat) which the street demonstrators claim has already occurred. Although the country has a long history of actual and attempted putsches, most of them were many decades ago. In the last 22 years there have been only two launched by the army – 1991 and 2006. Neither of them brought any benefits to the country and the 2006 coup by general agreement led to the opposite of what was intended: entrenching rather than ending the issues of rampant corruption and the Thaksin “threat”. One of the many paradoxes of the 2006 coup is that it gave birth to the red-shirt movement which has proved to be the highly-effective shield of the current government led by Thaksin’s sister Yingluck Shinawatra. Anyone in the military thinking of declaring a coup will certainly have to take into account the likelihood that tanks will be opposed in the streets. Even civil war could not be ruled out. Thailand is not Egypt and there is no significant support in this country for a really bloody crackdown such as that engineered by General al-Sisi in Cairo. Of course, there are various sorts of military coups. A “revolutionary” coup, such as happened in China in 1911 and leading to a permanent power restructure, has never been attempted in Thailand. In fact all the coups here have been of the “reshuffle” variety, that is, one elite temporarily replaces another but without any fundamental power shifts. There are also self-coups where the military steps in to support the incumbent government, as happened briefly in Thailand in 1973. But a coup now can likely be ruled out. The Shinawatras too learned from 2006. The Pheu Thai government has been very generous with budgets for the Army and the current prime minister is also minister of defence. In fact, she has befriended the high command and provided organizational autonomy to the generals. Whilst sections of the Army would certainly respond to a call for a coup, the likelihood is that the high command would split, leading to awesome problems indeed. Incidentally, neither the Navy nor the Air Force have played significant parts in most previous coups d’état here. The broader issue is that Thailand today is increasingly interconnected with the outside world. Economically the ASEAN Economic Community, a free-trade area of 10 sovereign nations, is formally to be launched in two years. If a coup were to occur now, there would be diplomatic opprobrium and expressed disgust, not to mention investors and tourists losing confidence yet again. The Thai economy in the second decade of the twenty-first century is just too integrated to deal with an inward-looking military take-over which would anyway be resisted tooth and nail. In the world of realpolitik, the best role the Army can play is as a mediator behind the scenes. The generals can twist arms and be forceful in convincing political opponents to make concessions for the sake of the greater good. In his recent birthday speech, His Majesty the King spoke about the need for unity. The best hope for that may lie in the Thai Army acting as an honest broker. The Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is in a very good position to achieve that. Commonly said a few years back to be rather coup-minded, the general in fact has shown himself to be both wise and conciliatory in the 2013 political troubles in Bangkok. The fact that both warring sides have believed him to be on “their” side in the past month, is in reality a good guarantee of his independence and objectivity. Nobody can mediate the current conflict in this country better than the Thai Army.
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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report
Hydroplane race in Jomtien by Bobby Brooks
Recent Race Updates: 2014 FIA Formula One World Calendar SEASON FINISHED UNTIL 2014 (SCHEDULE FORTHCOMING) www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia
2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SEASON FINISHED UNTIL 2014 (SCHEDULE FORTHCOMING) www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia
After nearly a 20-year absence of F1 Hydroplane racing here, the Thailand Water Sports Speed Festival had its greatest battle earlier this month in Jomtien. It opened with Velocity Sports Water, kicked off by Culture Minister Sontaya Kunplome (4th from left). The next such festival will be in Bangsaen next month. For more information, visit www.twsf1.com
2014 Indy Car Schedule SEASON FINISHED UNTIL 2014 (SCHEDULE FORTHCOMING) www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online)
2013 MotoGP Grand Prix SEASON FINISHED UNTIL 2014 (SCHEDULE FORTHCOMING)
BUNKER BOYS at The Ranch
www.motogp.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia
by Geoff Parker
Top 3 F1 Drivers' Championship 2013 (*Championship Winner)
1 Sebastian Vettel 2 Fernando Alonso 3 Lewis Hamilton
Red B ull-Renault Ferrari-Ferrari Mercedes-Mercedes
372* 227 187
Top 3 IndyCar Drivers' Championship 2013 (*Championship Winner) 1 Scott Dixon 2 Helio Castroneves 3 Simon Pagenaud
577* 550 508
Top 3 NASCAR Drivers' Championship 2013 (*Championship Winner) 1 Jimmie Johnson 2 Matt Kenseth 3 Kevin Harvick
Hendrick Motorsports Joe Gibbs Racing Richard Childress Racing
2,419* 2,400 2,385
Top 3 MotoGP Drivers’ Championship 2013 (*Championship Winner) 1 Marc Marquez 2 Jorge Lorenzo 3 Dani Pedrosa
Repsol Honda Team Factory Yamaha Racing Repsol Honda Team
334* 330 300
**Local Thailand Motorsports Schedules 2013** Thailand Super Series 18-22 December Bangsaen Street Festival (TSS) 2013
Mountain Shadow G.C. (Stableford) The weather was once again bright and cool to wind up a week of almost perfect golfing weather, although the breeze was considerably stronger and would prove to be a major influence on the scoring. The course was busy and the first few holes were played at a snail’s pace, but fortunately it picked up as the round progressed. The breeze was causing difficulties for all the golfers and some of the pin positions on the day were verging on the ridiculous. In particular the hole on the 10th green was cut on the front slope of the green and any putt missing the hole, even putting uphill from the front of the green, rolled back down the slope and off the front. Gordon Melia produced another fine performance to win the B Flight for the third consecutive game, seven points clear of second placed Reg Smart. It can only be a matter of time before Gordon’s handicap gets cut down to his previous level and he returns to the A Flight to give someone else a chance in the higher handicap division. November’s Golfer of the Month, Tony Scambler won the A Flight one point ahead of Gerry Cooney. Results: A Flight 1st Tony Scambler 2nd Gerry Cooney 3rd Colin Greig
(hcp. 9) 33 pts. (hcp.12) 32 pts. (hcp. 8) 31 pts.
B Flight 1st Gordon Melia (hcp. 18) 35 pts. 2nd Reg Smart (hcp. 27) 28 pts. 3rd Peter Habgood (hcp. 17) 27 pts. Near Pins: Keith Norman, Gerry Cooney, Rab McDonald and Tony Scambler. The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who now play out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya Third Road (in front of the fire station, opposite the Buffalo Bar). We play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us? We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome. Contact Buff on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at www.bunkersociety.com.
PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s by Derek Brook
The final event of the 2013 Thailand Super Series is to be held at Bangsaen Street Cirsuit on 18-22 December 2013. Come see Mclarens, Ferraris, Porsches, Aston Martins, Toyotas, Lotus, Lamborghini and others battle it out in the final race of the season. General Admission is free. www.thailandsuperseries.net Bobby Brooks™ Follow me on Twitter: @racebobby
Mountain Shadow (Stableford) We had a big group of players who turned up to play the course for the second time in just over a week. It shows that players do like the course. So after an early brekkers in Bert’s, it was off to Mountain Shadow. Soon changed, it was onto the first tee and we got away with a gale blowing, as it did for the whole day. So with the strong wind blowing, some of us spent much of the day in the rough and for me, it was a question of after the lord mayors show for me. The fairways were as expected but what was apparent was that the greens were very slick and not helped by the wind blowing
us all over the place. It was going to be a tough day. It was a fine day until my group reached the par 3, 15th hole, when the group in front of us seemed to be standing overlong on the green and waving their arms. After they finally left the green and we played our tee shots I went up to ask why they took so long on the green, to be informed that Mike O'Brien had got a hole in one. Well that of course made certain that we would have a lot of players back at Bert’s after we got back. But very well done, Mike. Round over it was into cars and back to Bert’s where surprise, surprise we had practically all the
golfers back. The winner of the A Flight, 0 to 19, was Bob Watson with a great 37 points ahead of Steve Hamstad in second with 34 points. In third we had a countback on 32 points that saw Dick Warberg in third and John Davis in fourth. In the B Flight we had Brian Gabe as winner with 37 points ahead of Mick Coglan in second with 30 points. In third was Mike O’Brien with 28 points on count-back over Henry O’Brien in fourth. Then as is the normal, Mick O’Brien bought all the golfers a drink and a good night was had by all. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Mick Coghlan Graham Buckingham Max Bracegirdle Mike O’Brien (Hole in One) Long Put Daryl Evans Bruce Berlin
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Tips & Advice
QUICK TIP To ease the cleaning of splatters and spills in your oven, sprinkle the splotches immediately with salt. When the oven cools, wipe away the burnt-on food with a damp sponge. Door Bore Dear Andy, We have a wooden screen door that no longer closes properly, mainly because our kids are constantly running in and out of the house throwing the door open or slamming it shut (when they remember to shut it). What can we do (short of getting rid of the kids)? Karl A frequently-used door of any kind can easily develop an opening/closing problem due to a loose hinge, sagging jambs, or too much paint. Assuming you haven’t painted the door recently, check the gaps between the door and doorjamb. A wide spot could indicate the hinge screws are coming loose; tighten them. If they are stripped, you will need new holes and, while you’re at it, you would be well advised to replace the hinges. With the door and hinges removed, bore the holes and fill with glue and wood dowels (golf tees work). Tap the dowel in and cut off any excess so that it is flush with the jamb. Let the glue set a few hours before fastening the hinges. Hang the door back on its hinges and test it. If it
still sticks, plane down the door where it's hitting the jamb. Rice and Beans We enjoy a good cup of coffee (or six) every morning and appreciate freshly-ground beans. But our coffee grinder blades have become mucky and don’t grind as well. Is there an easy way to fix the problem? Jane Try this, Jane: Pour a cup or so of rice (uncooked) into your coffee grinder and grind for a minute or more. The hard rice should act to clean the grinder as well as sharpen its blades. Thai Cabinet Could you please tell me what I could use to clean my Thai wooden cabinets which are coated in old grease? Terry If you’ve been reading this column for any length of time, Terry, you know that I much prefer natural cleaning solutions to potentially harmful commercial products. With that in mind, I would suggest that you make your own solution.
Combine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 4 tablespoons white vinegar, and 1 liter warm water in a 2-liter container. Shake well until the contents are blended. Then dampen a soft cloth with some of the mixture and wipe down the cabinets. Follow up by wiping the cabinets dry with a soft cloth. This should remove the grease and dirt without harming the wood. Bloody Nightmare? How do I remove blood from a brand new mattress? I always read your tips, in fact it’s the main reason I buy Pattaya Today. Please can you help in this case? Patty I hope your question is only theoretical, Patty, because if the mattress is already stained, removing the blood can be an insurmountable nightmare. For a new blood stain, before it has set, dip a sponge in cold club soda (cold water works, but not as effectively) and dab the spots immediately. Dry with a towel and repeat as necessary. For older, set stains, wet a white towel with hydrogen peroxide and blot and then, pressing hard, wipe up the stain from the outside edges toward the center of the stain. Repeat. If the stain remains, scrub with OxiClean. Do not expect total success. Screw It We just bought a house and it is all cinder block walls, inside and out. We are about to install new cabinets, and I have no idea how to attach them to the cinder block. A friend suggested that I try mounting a 1x4 to the wall first, then carry on like normal. But
Frank, Forthright & Frigid Dear Agony Ivy, Hello Big Spender I have become sorely embarrassed by my sister who insists on leaving enormous tips when we go out together. The other day she left over 300 baht as a tip when we had two cups of coffee in a cafeteria. She is also ridiculously generous in other ways. For example she gave our teenage relative a new pair of roller skates (even though the girl can’t skate) and was then angry when she found out they had been sold on eBay. I recently met my sister for lunch and it was my turn to pay. I left 20 baht as a tip, which was more than sufficient, but she added another 250 baht as we were leaving the restaurant. Actually she is not all that wealthy and I feel she is being stupid. What can
I do about it as I don’t want to meet up with her anymore? Pecuniary Penny Dear Penny, If I were you I would simply pick up all the money she leaves and replace it by a 20 baht note of your own. You may as well make a fine profit. When she complains, you can start an argument which gives you the excuse not to see her again. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Dear Agony Ivy, Gift for Lesbian I have recently been told by a mutual friend that my cousin is a lesbian. This was no problem for me (as long as it doesn’t become compulsory) and I didn’t see any reason why we should not remain friends.
same question: how do I attach the 1x4 to the wall? Raj
and negotiate a day’s wages for them to chop, dig and remove the stump.
The best method for attaching anything to cinder block walls is to use concrete screws. First make holes using a concrete drill (a hammer drill works best, but a regular drill will do the trick), and then insert the screws into the holes. Concrete screws are available with a hex head or Phillips head. Hex head may be better because the Phillips is fluted and that may split the cabinets under heavy weight. You might also use washers to further spread the bearing surface of the screws. The purpose of the screws is twofold: First they can pull the cabinets tight to the wall better than other methods. Second, there is the shear strength of the fastener itself.
Lamp Post We have an antique lamp that suddenly doesn’t work. How do we find and fix the problem? Dan
Stumped Reader I cut down a tree on my property but the stump still sits there, firmly rooted in the ground. I have no idea how to remove it. Eldon The fastest way is with a stump grinder; the easiest is using a product called Stump Remover. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, neither is available in Thailand. That still leaves three options: ask a gardener, a landscaper or at a local nursery if they can remove the stump. As an alternative, you can undertake the long-process yourself. Start by drilling or chopping large, deep holes in the stump. Fill the holes with sugar, fertilizer or any sweet substance. Wet it all down, cover with mulch, and wait until the stump rots away. The third option is to hire a few unemployed people
However her birthday is coming up in two weeks’ time and I have to choose a suitable present. The friend I mentioned just now has suggested that I visit a sex shop where I would surely find something useful. I did indeed visit the shop and was absolutely disgusted by what I saw in the lesbian section including something the shop assistant called a dill-doll. Obviously I ran out of the shop immediately and now, when I think of my cousin, I feel sick. I wondered what your take is on all this? Woeful Wendy Dear Woeful Wendy, Why don’t you just buy her a box of chocolates and forget about the whole thing? In any case many lesbians are not attracted to dill-dolls and you could even offend her by buying the wrong size. Let discretion be the better part of valor in these circumstances. Dear Agony Ivy, Only the Lonely I’m a widow in my mid 50s but I am feeling very lonely. It is years and years since I had a really good friend. It is not a question of meeting people but rather
A common reason lamps do not work is a bad connection between the bulb and the contact tab in the bottom of the socket. First, unplug the lamp, then use a screwdriver tip to scrape off any corrosion and to pry the tab up a little. If the problem remains, take apart the socket (squeezing on the upper cover and work it off). Remove the insulating cardboard sleeve and check the wire connections. If they look good, the next thing to troubleshoot is the cord. Remove the wires from the screw terminals, noting how they're connected. If there's a silver wire and a copper wire, the copper goes on the brass screw. If both leads are copper, the lead with the ridge on the side of the insulation goes to the brass screw. Use a continuity tester to check the cord. If there's continuity in the cord, replace the inner socket. Then connect the wires to the new socket. Twist the bare ends of the wire, hook them clockwise around the terminals and screw them down. Put the socket inside the sleeve, and the sleeve inside the cover. Push the cover back down on the base and orient the switch in the desired direction. If the lamp still doesn't work, buy a new lamp. Signs of the times… Seen in a shopping center: Toilet Out of Order. Please Use Floor Below --Handy Andy
that they don’t gravitate to me. I am considerate and clean and am sympathetic even if a bit on the shy side. I have tried inviting people for lunch and they usually turn up but never invite me back again. At work everyone seems to buddy up and I am always left on my own. I have had counseling and the psychiatrist said I should advertize myself. So I wrote out about 400 words about me, my interests and so on. I left copies round the office and down at the bingo hall where I go once a week, but nobody has got back to me. I am still lonely in spite of all this effort. What can you do to help? Isolated Ida Dear Isolated Ida, Thank you for sending me a copy of your information sheet about yourself. One of the problems may be that you do seem to have some unusual hobbies. For example, I doubt very much if anyone shares your interest in Hittite pottery of the eighth century BC and your membership of the Flat Earth Society may be a disincentive negative omen in the eyes of many. But if I hear of anybody I will give them your contact details.
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Our Community Twenty-five years of excellence by Derek Franklin
Although the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities first opened its doors in 1984, it was not until a few years later that it was officially recognized by the Ministry of Education as a vocational school. From the original four students who made up the first class, today almost 3,000 young adults have graduated and are now leading independent lives. On December 7 the school celebrated its 25th anniversary, which started with a ceremony for more than 80 graduating students. As each student moved forward to receive their certificates, their new place of employment was also announced and 100 percent of all graduates now have jobs. For a quarter of a century the vocational school has
been educating young adults in various subjects, electronic repair, computer science and a computer based English course, all with the aim of teaching them the skills so that they can, in the words of Father Ray Brennan, ‘earn their own rice’. The school has also produced many athletes who have represented their country at the Paralympics Games, including eight former students who competed in London last year. Students studying computer science regularly participate in competitions against university students, and on most occasions they return to Pattaya carrying gold medals. Well known stores such as Big C and Tesco Lotus come to the school looking for new staff, and most of the large hotels in Pattaya employ former students
from the school. When Power Buy opened a store in Pattaya Klang, not only did they employ the graduating electronic repair students in their workshop, they also hired students for their call center. Several years ago the United Nations called the vocational school the best of its type in Southeast Asia, and yet there are many people in Pattaya who do
not know the school even exists. Next time you see a person with a disability working in a hotel or supermarket, or just shopping in a wheelchair, recognize that there is a high chance they are former students of the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email email@example.com
PSC, Jesters and TFI encourage sport by William Macey There are many Thais making a big impact in the world of sport. Badminton is a prime example. The World Ladies Champion is an 18-yearold Thai; a number of other young players are making their way up the world rankings. Many golfers are doing well on the Asian tour. Who can forget the exploits of Thongchai Jaidee? And the international volleyball community is becoming aware of the ability of the Thai teams. If children are not given the opportunity to play sports, they will never be able to fulfill their ambitions or realise their potential. Pattaya Sports Club (PSC) installed an all-weather, all-
purpose sports area for Anti Human Trafficking and Child abuse Center (ATCC), a centre for children at risk. Many locals were present at the opening, including representatives from Jesters and TFI – Fun Events for Charity. They all agreed that it was a great addition to the facilities but, of course, the children need the necessary equipment to play their games which they did not have at this time. As a consequence, PSC, Jesters and TFI agreed to combine efforts to provide basketball posts, football goals, badminton rackets, and other items to enable them to play every sport imaginable. The equipment was christened
on the opening day with two teams having a game showing some great individual skills. But we had not planned all the morning’s events, for it is often the unexpected that puts the icing on the cake. For a member of the Thai Ducati Motorbike Club had a birthday that day
Pattaya Sports Club support the Tour De Mabprachan
by William Macey
Registration was to be at 7 am, but being Thailand, actually took place at 8, with an 8:30 start for cyclists to take part in this, the third annual cycle event on behalf of Baan Jing Jai. Not a race, but a gentle ride at a slow pace over 22 scenic kilometres around Mabprachan Lake. This event is
supported by Nongprue City Hall; the police and many volunteers are there in support to ensure the safety of the cyclists, both young and old, with other vehicles on the road being warned well in advance of the possible problems. There were the occasional mechanical problems but these were handled
without any delay. Not exactly Tour De France style but quick enough. Deputy Mayor Anak Patanangam welcomed participants, particularly Pattaya Sports Club for their sponsorship. We were then ready for the off but William, Nigel and Ron from PSC took the easier route for our bicycles had engines. Baan Jing Jai are situated along Nern Plubwan with 72 children living in what can only be described as cramped conditions with very little area to play. They have long had a dream to have a much larger purpose-built centre and that dream is just about to be realised. They have purchased a plot of land along route 36 and are waiting for Pattaya City Hall to grant planning permission. They have been fortunate enough to
and donated funds to provide all 32 children with lunch, fruit, cakes, and drinks, and 20 or so members roared into the centre, on their expensive machines to see the children. The smiles on the children’s faces said it all. What a great morning.
have generous sponsorship from groups both in Thailand and from abroad and plans are available to show that there will be ample play areas, rooms to study, relax and to have room for a good night’s sleep. Rice and other food items are always needed, especially with 72 hungry mouths to feed, and additional finance is still needed to complete their new project, hence this annual cycle event. A slow pace was observed throughout and, although some of the younger children were tired, everyone arrived back at base having enjoyed a very pleasant morning. Everyone ploughed into the rice, noodles, waffles and of course water to replenish some tired bodies. If you would like to donate anything at all, be it food, clothes or money, contact William at PSC on 086 152 2754. Alternatively, Piantah is always happy to welcome visitors at Baan Jing Jai.
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Learning Out and About
by Mr. Dan Nicholson, Mooltripakdee International School
I don’t remember much about my primary school experience. But I do remember our class field trips. Field trips are more than a holiday from school; coupled with meaningful and relevant lesson objectives, a field experience can engage students in learning and leave a lasting imprint. Sadly, in some countries the field trip seems to be in decline; a survey by the American Association of School Administrators found that more than half of schools eliminated planned field trips in 2010–11. This is a shame for American students in the 21st century, as the school field trip is a great opportunity to underpin classroom learning with real world experience.
It brings together threads of learning from different subjects and firmly establishes cross-curricular links. The field trip also provides an opportunity for young children to safely explore a new learning environment with their school friends and experience learning and socialising in a new and interesting context. A recent visit to a zoo was a great opportunity for the children in Year 2 to apply some of the skills they had developed in the classroom, in the wider world. They immediately had the chance to use some of their geography skills as they tried to navigate
with the help of the map provided by the zoo. The children’s reading skills were also put to use deciphering signs and identifying animals. However, their main task while at the zoo was to use their scientific knowledge to classify the animals they saw, as mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian or fish, and this gave rise to some lively debate over which animal belonged in which group and why. And of course, they had to record their findings. There were also opportunities to feed giraffes, a rhinoceros, elephants,
Amnesty workers visit GIS Four workers from Amnesty International visited Garden International School (GIS) to discuss human rights. The guests encouraged primary and secondary students to be more aware of world issues, and to be more vocal to help bring about change. A special ‘post office’ was created in the library of the Bang Chang school to allow students to send letters to political prisoners around the world.
Hot Dog Help Garden International School (GIS) students from Eagle House raised more than 11,000 baht to help victims of the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. In its initial fund drive, the students organized Hot Dog Friday and raised 11,459 baht. More fundraising events are planned.
goats, and deer, and this close interaction with these animals made an immediate and strong impression. When the children returned to the classroom, they looked at their field survey notes to analyse the data; mammals were the most numerous, closely followed by birds, then reptiles and fish, but no amphibians. The next task was for the children to use their writing skills to recount the highlights of the day in words and pictures for others to enjoy. The intention is that days out like this will encourage the children to see the relevance and interconnectedness of everything they learn in
school and spur them on to achieve their best across the whole curriculum--even in subjects which are perhaps not their strongest or their favourite. In addition, the shared experiences, such as
coming face to face with a big cat or feeding a baby goat, can be relived and recounted with friends and will become memories which will live on long after the children have left school.
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You & Your Pets Dog body language by Thonglor Pet Hospital
Have you ever wondered what your dog is trying to tell you? Understanding what your dog is saying can give you a lot of useful information, such as when your dog is spooked and nervous about what is going on, or when your dog is edgy and might be ready to snap at someone. To interpret your dog’s state of mind you must look at your dog’s face and his entire body. Dogs are very expressive animals. They communicate when they’re feeling happy, sad, nervous, fearful and angry, and they use their faces and bodies to convey much of this information. Dog body language is an elaborate and sophisticated system of nonverbal communication that, fortunately, we can learn to recognize and interpret. Once you learn how to “read” a dog’s postures and signals, you’ll better understand his feelings and motivations and be better able to predict what he’s likely to do. These skills will enable you to interact with dogs with greater enjoyment and safety. 1. Relaxed Approachable This dog is relaxed and reasonably content. Such a dog is unconcerned and unthreatened by any activities going on in his immediate environment and is usually approachable. 2. Alert–Checking Things Out If the dog has detected something of interest, or something unknown, these signals communicate that he is now alert and paying attention while he is assessing the situation to determine if there is any threat or if any action should be taken. 3. Dominant Aggressive This is a very dominant and confident
animal. Here he is not only expressing his social dominance, but is also threatening that he will act aggressively if he is challenged.
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/
4. Fearful and Aggressive This dog is frightened but is not submissive and may attack if pressed. A dog will generally give these signals when he is directly facing the individual who is threatening him. 5. Stressed and Distressed This dog is under either social or environmental stress. These signals, however, are a general “broadcast” of his state of mind and are not being specifically addressed to any other individual. 6. Fearful and Worried This dog is somewhat fearful and is offering signs of submission. These signals are designed to pacify the individual who is of higher social status or whom the dog sees as potentially threatening, in order to avoid any further challenges and prevent conflict.
A most appealing cat who just loves attention and cuddles, has just been neutered. The pink shirt is to stop her from pulling her stitches! She had four beautiful kittens a few months ago and mum and two remaining sons are looking for a good home.
A brave girl who was found in Jomtien after surviving an attack by two dogs. She was helped by a kindly Russian tourist who realized she had a broken leg and called us. She is now recovered and is ready for a new home.
7. Extreme Fear–Total Submission This dog is indicating total surrender and submission. He is trying to say that he accepts his lower status by groveling before a higher ranking or threatening individual in the hopes of avoiding a physical confrontation. 8. Playfulness Here we have the basic invitation to play. It may be accompanied by excited barking or playful attacks and retreats. This set of signals may be used as a sort of “punctuation mark” to indicate that any previous rough behaviour was not meant as a threat or challenge.
Bunny in your future? Whether shopping at outdoor markets or visiting pet shops, it’s hard to miss—and be warmed by—the cuddly vision of cute little bunny rabbits. Rabbits are delightful companions and can be trained to use a litter box. They’ll come when called, and some will engage you in a daily game of tag! They are inquisitive, intelligent, sociable and affectionate. If well-cared for, indoor rabbits can live for seven to 10 years or more. Some bunny out there wants to be a part of your family—but he has special requirements to stay happy and healthy.Learn about buying and raising rabbits before plunging into adopting a furry friend or two.
Cats for You in Pattaya
A loving female cat but likes best to be away from other felines. She likes to stay indoors most of the time but may explore outside after it gets dark. She would be ideal as a family’s only pet.
About seven months old and was poorly as a young kitten. This caused him to miss out on adoption but he’s in excellent health now and on the lookout for a new home to enjoy. He’s a most loving puss by the way.
Cat Corner Tip by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers Lie down on the floor with your cats now and then. This works especially well with a new cat and helps you to build a bond. It also helps you identify things from the cat's perspective, including things like air currents you may not be aware of. Dr. Peters’ informative and entertaining book, Our Amazing Cats, and her newest feline publication, Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2, are now available from Amazon Books and at www. ouramazingcats.com. Even more recently The Cat Lady has penned a compelling book on our canine friends, “Our Amazing Dogs.” To download ebook versions of any or all of the three books (only about 200 baht), go to http://youniquesolutions.com/3Books.html. For additional tips, or to subscribe to Dr. Peter’s free newsletter, The Kitty Times, go to: http://www.theproblemcat.com.
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