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he tragedy of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has thrown into relief the loopholes and weaknesses of passport scrutiny at many major international airports including those in Thailand and Malaysia. It has now been revealed that the two men travelling on the stolen passports of an Austrian and an Italian were Iranian nationals. There is no evidence that they were involved in terrorist activities and may well have been economic migrants seeking a brighter future in Europe. At least one of the stolen passports had biometric features, yet immigration officers in Kuala Lumpur failed to pick up on the fake credentials. Indeed, Malaysia has pioneered technology to attempt to combat passport fraud, yet the Iranian passengers in question managed to board the plane, likely because their documents were not checked against the international data base. The Pattaya travel agent who booked the tickets for the two said the purchase of the tickets for the imposters had been arranged through an Iranian contact named Ali. One of the reasons for thinking the matter is not related to terrorism is that Ali wanted the cheapest flights to Europe and did not specify any particular airline. Colonel Suphachai Phuikaewkham, Pattaya police chief, confirmed that Ali, thought now to be in Iran, had bought airline tickets for others in the past. The scale of the problem of passport fraud is immense. Over the years at least 40 million passports have been lost or stolen, and the figure may be much higher as some countries

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News Thief needed cash to buy a home A housemaid stole nearly a million baht in goods and jewelry during her first five days on the job. The 26-year-old employee, Praew Khankao, said she did it because she had promised to help her father-in-law buy a new house. Once aware of the thievery, homeowner Somsri Trasnaoridis contacted police. The housemaid admitted to having stolen a large number of items anytime her employer went out. Praew reportedly passed the items to her husband.

Fake Rolex nets Bystander claims 100,000 baht innocence in theft

The Thai owner of a plasticware factory complained to police that Carl Anders Mikael Andersson, a Swede, had sold him a fake Rolex for 100,000 baht. Smith Juthanukan, 26, said he had studied the internet and discovered that a real Rolex watch would cost about 240,000 baht, so this seemed like a bargain. During the transaction at Big

C Extra in central Pattaya, Smith asked to take a photo of the Swede’s passport, at which point Andersson ran away. A cursory examination revealed that the watch was a fake. The complainant reported the matter to the local Immigration Bureau where officers said they would check their database in an attempt to identify the conman.

A woman accused of theft claimed that the money found in her purse was hers. The victim, Kanrak, told officers she and her mother were shopping on South Pattaya Road when she realized she had left her purse in a shoe store. She returned to the store to get her purse and found it was short of 6,000 baht. Kanrak immediately suspected a suspicious-looking bystander, Kanlaya, and asked to see the

woman’s handbag. The woman refused the request. Police were summoned and found 6,000 in the bystander’s bag— all crisp, new notes; Kanrak had told police she had just withdrawn 6,000 baht from an ATM. Kanlaya was escorted to the police station where she demanded to call her lawyer. Her call went unanswered. Police charged the woman despite her loud claims of innocence.

Argument leads to stabbing A 21-year-old man was knifed in the Sunee area following an argument with a friend. Police rushed to the Double Shot bar and found the seriously injured Nattapong Narinok crying out in pain. He was rushed to a hospital and is now in

stable condition. Nattapong said he was stabbed by a Nattawut Sankrawee during an argument over Nattapong’s relationship with the alleged attacker’s wife. The victims said he was stabbed when he tried to flee. Police are searching for Nattawut.

Burglar stabbed while choking victim A 15-year-old boy was stabbed while strangling a 68-year-old woman in her bed. Suree Supannapak said she and her 89-yearold mother had retired for the night, unaware that the young burglar was already in the house, intending a robbery. As the Nongprue resident was being strangled by the intruder, Suree’s niece, 23-year-old Malinee Greemia, rushed into the room after hearing her cry for help but was unable to fight off the burglar. Suree then stabbed the teen in the head. The boy told police he needed money to entertain his girlfriend in Bangkok. He said he did not intend to murder Suree, he merely wanted to rob valuables hidden in the bedroom.


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News Royal Tulip Suites now available Royal Tulip Suites, a 5-star hotel and condominium development planned for Phratamnak Hill, is now available to buyers at pre-launch discount prices, according to Tulip Group Thailand. Construction is about to begin on the high-rise luxury project that will include the Royal Tulip Hotel on the first 12 floors and one- and two-bedroom residential units on the remaining 10 floors. The new development, fully managed by Golden Tulip Hotels & Resorts, provides residents access to all hotel facilities. “We are extremely excited about this property,” said Jason Payne, Tulip Group vice president, “and will begin construction immediately as the project is fully EIA approved and building permits are in place. This is an established area for luxury hotels, condominiums

and private luxury housing, and this property will be one of the first branded residences in this area.” For further information, visit www.rtsuites pattaya.com/en/index.php

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do not report thefts to Interpol. But only a handful of countries worldwide automatically counter-check the passports of departing international travelers with that Interpol data base. Thailand, with its huge tourist market, is a well-known centre for fake passports. The Thai foreign ministry said that 60,000 passports, Thai and foreign, were reported stolen in a recent six months period. A passport in good condition, with several years before the expiry date, can fetch up to 100,000 baht on the black market with extra charges for photographs, visa stamps, and stickers. There are so many

Motorbike gang shoots and escapes

Three rooms robbed in Jomtien break-in

Two tenants returned to their adjoining apartments in Jomtien to find that thieves had ransacked their rooms and stolen a laptop, a mobile phone, and US$1,000. Jakree Daokhao and Amir Ashouri

passports in the illegal pool that customers are told to wait whilst a stolen passport with features resembling the new owner turns up; the wait is usually short. Security experts say that biometric passports must be connected to a database that is up-to-date and properly managed. The problem arises when officials at airports do not scrutinize the documents presented or fail to carry out more detailed checks. Passport fraudsters know that it is much easier to take advantage of the failure of a system rather than to rely on counterfeiting or hacking a document.

told police that they realized they had a problem when they saw that their room doors had been forced off their hinges. The third tenant was not there so police could not identify missing items.

Masked thieves terrify security staff

Thieves broke into a construction site on Siam Country Club, not far from Mabprachan Lake, tied up two terrified security guards, and escaped in a truck with building materials said to be worth

10 million baht. The security guards told police they could not recognize the culprits as they wore masks. However, they had informed their supervisor as soon as it was safe to do so. Investigators

believe that the attackers had a good knowledge of the construction industry as they knew what items were worth a lot of money. Fingerprint experts have taken too many samples at the site.

Four men on motorbikes took pot shots at a group of teens on Second Road then sped away. Police said there were bullet traces on the front door and wall of a nearby bar, all of which were from a .38 caliber pistol. Later police interviewed two 20-year-old men who had been seen running from the bar. The men claimed they knew

nothing about the incident and ran when the police came because they were smoking pot and feared they were about to be busted. No one was injured in the attack. One witness said the teens who were targeted had no known enemies. Nonetheless, police are assuming the incident was linked to gang warfare--not unknown in Pattaya.

Rape attempt Motorcyclist killed Drunk arrested thwarted in bus crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a tour bus in front of Jomtien Beach Condo. The 41-year-old bus driver, Precha Wanjulklang, said he was turning right onto Jomtien Beach Road when

the motorcycle unexpectedly drove into the bus. The dead man, Somsak Kaewdee, 39, was trapped with a fractured skull under a wheel of the bus. Police appealed for witnesses as they continued their inquiries.

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Koh L arn residents contacted police when a drunk man threatened locals and tourists with an M16 rifle. Responding to the complaint, police found the armed man, 56-yearold Saneh Booying in his

home. He immediately handed over the rifle which was found to be genuine but unusable. Saneh said h e h a d n’t i n t e n d e d t o frighten or shoot anyone. He was charged with illegal possession of a weapon.

An 18-year-old woman sleeping in a minimart on Soi Samakhee, Banglamung, was awakened when a stranger tried to rape her in the middle of the night. The would-be rapist was noisy, however, alerting other household members to come to the girl’s rescue in time. The assailant was bashed

with a board. The shop owner, Sunthorn Mongkolsart, said he was sleeping in another room when the sound of breaking glass told him there was trouble. Police found the stranger, a Cambodian guest worker, on the bed bleeding. He was taken to Banglamung Hospital and charged with attempted rape.


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News Dharma retreat opens in Pattaya

The Association for Developing The World’s Morality has opened the resort’s first Dharma retreat on Soi 10,

Thepprasit Road. The building, under construction for a year, includes facilities for administration and monks’ ordination

Focus on the environment

Environmental awareness day for students was hosted by Ronakit Ekasingh, deputy mayor, executives of Central Festival Pattaya Beach, representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and retailer developer CPN. The conference illustrated that careful planning and due diligence help improve the environment in fast-growing cities such as Pattaya.

as well as conference and meditation facilities. The Dharma retreat is open to the public Friday evenings from 6 to 10.

Sunshine Hotels names group manager Sunshine Hotels and Resorts Group has appointed Wouter Andre Banning group general manager. A native of The Netherlands, Banning joined the hotel group last October after an 18-month stint as general manager of 272 serviced apartments at the Fraser Residence in Shanghai. He has worked in Asia since 2007, having been executive assistant manager, Novotel Lotus and Regency Park Hotels in Bangkok. In his new position, Banning is responsible for operational, sales, strategic and financial management of the seven Sunshine Hotels’ properties in the Pattaya area.

US Embassy staffers to visit Pattaya The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is sending some members of its Consular Section to Pattaya next month for the convenience of Americans living here. The Consular staff will be at the Dusit Thani Pattaya in North Pattaya from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 2. The following services will be available to US citizens: · Passport renewal applications ($110

or 3,410 baht for adult passports, and $105.00 or 3, 255 baht for a child’s passport). You may buy a prepaid envelope and have your passport mailed to you, or you may collect your new passport at the US embassy in Bangkok. · Notarial services and certified copies ($50 or 1,550 baht). This includes income affidavits for retirees.

Training in elderly care City Hall is offering training to relatives and others interested in learning how to properly care for the aged. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said Pattaya has about 17,865 elderly receiving an allowance from the government, and the number is expected to increase sharply with rising population and increased longevity. Therefore, the Health Department is providing younger people with training related to health issues, diet, and psychological problems. About 40 volunteers attended the first session, including many housewives with responsibility for older relatives.

· Extra visa pages ($82 or 2,542 baht). Again, your passport will have to be mailed to you in a prepaid envelop, or you may pick it up at the embassy. · Questions about Social security, VA, and other benefits will be limited; some forms will be available. For further information go to http:// bangkok.usembassy.gov/service.html


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News

Water pipe finally connected

Residents of the Sun Smile Resort, after complaints going back many years, have at last persuaded the local

water authority to connect a new pipe to ensure that enough water can be delivered. A survey by the water

authority showed that an existing pipe was too small, and now a 300 mm pipe has been installed.

Emergency drill succeeds

As part of an exercise at the PTT terminal in Banglamung, participants discovered a dangerous gas leak— but it was only a drill. Nevertheless,

workers and the public were sprayed with cold water to protect them from what would have been harmful gas which could have caused an explosion.

Representatives of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the Sawangboriboon Foundation were satisfied with the drill.

Princess visits navy training

Princess Adityadhornkitikhun visited Sattahip where she witnessed the Navy’s 2014 domestic training exercises which will continue until late May. The training included sessions on safety at sea and weapons management.

Wellness Clinic opens in Pattaya

Stem cell therapy is now available at One Wellness Clinic, which opened near the Tiffany Show in North Pattaya. The clinic offers treatments starting at 999 baht; a 3-hour full-body Quantum scan is 12,000 baht, including first treatment and medical report. Dr. William H. van Ewijk, M.D., medical advisor to the high-tech treatment center, said the facility has a noninvasive Quantum scanner that can detect diseases such as cancer on a cellular/ molecular level, practices quantum medicine and stem cell therapy, and specializes

in detoxification utilizing Japanese hot volcano sand bath, intravenous chelation and vitamin C drip infusions, celtherapy, and stem cell applications. He noted that the clinic has an ultramodern laboratory at Thammasat University. One Wellness Clinic, at One Patio Mall, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (closed Thursday). Consultations with Dr. William are by appointment only; the fee is 1,500 baht. For more information go to www. wellnesstheone.com, or call 038-429678-9, or 085-4415508.

Farewell ceremony for students

Manot Nongyai, head of the Basic Education Commission, presided over a ceremony at Pattaya City 11 School to bid cheerio to a group of year 3 and year 6 students who were moving on to pastures new.


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News Garbage threatens island tourism

Sontaya Kunplome, culture minister, and Sukumol Kunplome, Pattaya council member, visited the residents of Koh Larn, where they donated 150 blankets to the elderly and

Lights out at Pattaya Marriott Getting an early start on April’s Environmental Awareness Month, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is shutting down all nonessential lighting for a full hour on March 29. Such participation helps raise awareness about environmental issues, said the hotel, which places a high priority on sustainable business solutions that align with its environmental strategy. Pattaya Marriott calls on everyone in the city to do his or her part to help save the environment. The resort’s non-essential lighting will be out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 29.

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News Local Democrat office opens

Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thailand’s former prime minister, and local businessman Surat Mekavarakul formally opened the Democrat Party Coordination Center for Central Regions. The new office is meant to facilitate communications between the Democratic party and citizens in the Chonburi, Pattaya, Rayong, Chantaburi and Trat areas.

Gifts for outstanding students

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over a ceremony awarding prizes to outstanding students at Pattaya School Number 11. Eleven bicycles, 28 mobile phones, and 11 toasters were awarded. The items had originally been donated for a sports day, but the mayor elected to award them to the gifted children of poor families.


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At Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, the true spirit of the metropolis is captured by the flow of the timeless Chao Phraya River, edging a spacious 11 acres of exotic grounds. Impressive leisure and business facilities are joined by 11 dining options and a large variety of inspirational local experiences. Meanwhile, guests are in close proximity to some of the capital’s most famous cosmopolitan and cultural attractions.

Discover the Real Bangkok with

Anantara The choicest Riverside Resort and Spa

Choose from 407 rooms, including 100 suites, each designed in exquisite Thai style, with scenic river or lush garden views that can be admired through ceiling-to-wall windows and from al fresco balconies. Enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, if you wish, or enjoy the elite amenities (including internet access and all the extras) on hand. The entire South Wing, comprising 169 rooms and suites, was refurbished

a couple of years back. Here, contemporary Thai design is reimagined through backlit mirrored panels and etched inscriptions, while the warmth of solid makha wooden flooring is balanced by the softness of Thai silk. Marble-adorned bathrooms with a rain shower and separate bathtub feature sliding doors which open onto the bedroom for a generous expansion of space. The Resort attracts a large

number of nationalities and there is a growing market in Indian Weddings which are now an integral part of the Thai visitor scene. The attractive accommodation at Anantara Bangkok Riverside is matched by the exceptional lifestyle facilities. Energize in the fitness center which is further inspired by a garden view. Pop into the Jim Thompson boutique which is located within the resort.

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Chilean wine tasting at Havana Bar by John K Lindgren

Wine aficionados from Pattaya and Bangkok joined Holiday Inn guests to sample a selection of Chilean wines at the hotel's retro-styled Havana Bar. Seven wines at a cool 990 baht, inclusive of a wide assortment of canapés and imported cheeses. The event was kicked off with a chilled Italian sparkling wine, Zardetto, 100 percent Prosecco grapes. The second wine, an unwooded, unoaked and unmistakeable Chardonnay from Chile's Echeverria winery, showed aromas of tropical fruits, pears, and a mouth-watering smooth acidity. Third was Echeverria Chardonnay Reserva, aged 6 months in American and French oak, with vanilla and toffee notes, dried fruit, and pineapple on the palate. Perfectly paired with cheese. The first red served was Cabernet Sauvignon--“Cab” as they say--with hints of red pepper and spices. On the palate, smooth and well balanced. Havana Bar's house band, Power Jam, played mellow Latin tunes as the guests sampled canapés. “This is a good deal,” I said to myself: seven wines, tapas, cheeses, prosciutto, bread, Parma ham, pickles, olives, etc. Only 990 baht net. The fifth wine, Mont Gras Reserva, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

Chic Republic grand opening in Pattaya Sontaya Kunplome, culture minister, led the grand opening of Chic Republic on Sukhumvit Road, along with Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Kijja Pattamasattayasonthi, president and chief home fashion officer of Chic Republic. The 400-million baht store is the fourth branch of the fashion chain. Featured items include a large variety of classic European and American styles of furniture for interior and exterior. A personal designer is available to assist customers with choices, layout, and pricing.

Horseshoe Point Open 2014 The recently concluded Horseshoe Point Open 2014 was the first equestrian event of the year of the International Riding School. It was the third qualifier of the Dressage Thailand Championship for season 201314. More than 50 riders and 80 horses from all over Thailand competed in dressage and show jumping. The event was opened by Mitos Sison. The Dressage

Qualifier was judged by Colonel Vithai Laithomya (THA) and Dr. Ellen Ryan (USA/IRL). The Show Jumping judges were Pakin Chamswad (THA) and Dr. Zherwin M. Acosta (PHI), with the course designed by Dittagorn Pantapa (THA). Both disciplines are standard sports in the Olympics, and will also be featured in the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea in September.


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(Shiraz). Deep ruby red in the glass with blackberries, cedar, and black-olive aromas. After the Cabs, the Merlot. Luis Felipe Gran Reserva. Long-legged, big and opulent, packed with dark plum and cassis. Paired with juicy black olives. The last wine was Mont Gras NeuquÊn. A 90 Robert Parker points. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blend with deep red hues. On the palate, aromas of blackberries, cherries, roasted coffee, and vanilla. A wine lover’s night to remember. In vino veritas.

Winners: Class 1: Warm-Up Show Jumping Optimum Time 1st place: Thongsri Kiengbontod and El Capitan Class 2: Warm-Up Show Jumping Speed Class 1st place: Wanchana Chaemchoikhonburi and Dao Reuk Class 3: Warm-Up Show Jumping Speed Class 1st place: Christman Elber and Ginkgo Class 12: Dressage Medium (Open) 1st place: Pakjira Thongpakdi and Filou

Class 11: Young Rider (Rider not over 21 years old) OPEN 1st place: Helena Gabrielsson and Nikita Class 4: Senior Qualifier Dressage Prix Saint Georges 1st place: Suwat Boonlue and Sir Thomas Class 4: Senior Qualifier Dressage Prix Saint Georges [Open] 1st place: Suwat Boonlue and Sir Thomas

Class 5: Dressage Intro (Beginner Rider not over 14 years old) 1st place: Alissa Welser and Taffy

Class 13: Young Rider Qualifier Dressage Elementary 1st place: Pakjira Thongpakdi and Filou Class 13: Young Rider Qualifier Dressage Elementary (Open) 1st place: Suphajit Vuntanadit and Antonio 97

Class 6: Junior Qualifier Dressage Novice (Open) 1st place: Supichaya Narongchatsopon and V. Carlos Class 6: Junior Qualifier Dressage Novice 1st place: Supichaya Narongchatsopon and V. Carlos

Class 14: Sub-Junior Qualifier Dressage Preliminary 1st place: Supasin Kongpun and Dai Quiri Class 14: Sub-Junior Qualifier Dressage Preliminary (Open) 1st place: Supasin Kongpun and Dai Quiri

Class 7: Pony Challenge Accumulator (Pony) 1st place: Natthakorn Cheamdara and Junior Class 7: Show Jumping Accumulator (Open) 1st place: Natthakorn Cheamdara and Junior

Class 15: Show Jumping Power and Speed 1st place: Natthakorn Cheamdara and Junior Class 15: Pony Challenge Power and Speed 1st place: Natthakorn Cheamdara and Junior

Class 8: Show Jumping Accumulator (Open) 1st place: NatthakornCheamdara and Junior

Class 16: Show Jumping Power and Speed 1st place: Wanchana Chaemchoikhonburi and Dao Reuk

Class 9: Show Jumping Accumulator (Open) 1st place: Nuengtawan Sukcharoen and Daisy

Class 17: Show Jumping Power and Speed 1st place: Wanchana Chaemchoikhonburi and Dao Reuk

Class 10: Show Jumping Accumulator (Open) 1st place: Col Fuangvich Aniruth-Deva and Apanachi

Class 18: Show Jumping Power and Speed 1st place: Col Fuangvich Aniruth-Deva and Apanachi


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Agoda Gold Circle Award to Hilton Pattaya Agoda.com has named Hilton Pattaya as winner of the 2013 Gold Circle Award for The Best Supporter. The online hotel booking site presented its awards to hotels that exemplify the best supporter of the hospitality industry. Agoda company’s assistant market manager Nunticha Jindavanich (second from left) presented the award to Hilton Pattaya team led by Rudolf Troestler (center), general manager, at the hotel lobby.

Honda names contest winners (Kindle Edition)

ormer British Embassy’s Pattaya officer shares the trials, tribulations and even humour experienced as honorary consul in the tourist hotspot of Pattaya, Thailand for 14 action-packed years. Barry Kenyon, a Liverpudlian by birth, has lived in Thailand for 20 years. For much of the time he was the British Embassy's Pattaya officer and acquired a rich store of fun stories and tragedies which make up his book Honorary Consul Pattaya.

Honorary Consul Pattaya (Kindle Edition) by Barry Kenyon now available in Amazon Kindle Store at www.amazon.com for USD8.50 Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

HOT SUMMER PROMOTION 20% off everything except set menu

Pitak Pruittisarikorn (3rd from right), executive vice president, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., presents Honda STEPWGN SPADA special editions to the top winners of the “Honda for you…as Always” campaign: Juthamas Jansuwan (2nd from left), Anuchot Tongmhor (3rd from left), and Kansuda Boonprakong (2nd from right). Other winners received gold necklaces with a diamond pendant. Prizes were worth more than 10 million baht.

Beach clean-up in Pattaya

Popular DJ stays at Centara Grand

Alex Jureeratana (center), general manager, Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya, and staff clean up the beach in front of the resort as part of Centara’s corporate social responsibilities and environment policy.

DJ Nakadia Seephrai Mungphanklang (center), during her tour of Thailand, is seen arriving for a stay at Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya. Also in photo are the hotel’s Dominique Ronge (right), general manager, and Carl Duggan (left), executive assistant manager of food and beverage.

Jakarta media visit Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

A group of journalists from Jakarta was welcomed by Robert John Lohrmann (third from right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and Parapa Teerasoontornkul (right), PR manager. The group visited Pattaya to promote wedding destinations and honeymoon locations.


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A-One Pattaya celebrates three recognitions Somchai Ratanaopath (second from left), president of A-One Hotel, said that Suthin Sukkhee (right), executive housekeeper, led the hotel team to take the third runnerup spot on The Professional Florist of 8th Flora Thailand competition. At the same time, hotel personnel manager, Tassanee Maneenate (left), has been named as president of Pattaya Personnel Management Assembly 2014. Lastly, A-One Pattaya Beach Resort was awarded “Thailand Accessible Tourism Awards 2013” by Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University and the Department of Tourism (Ministry of Tourism and Sports) for the one and only designed hotel “Universal Design.”

Nahm takes honors at Asian awards Nahm was honored as number one among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants at a ceremony in Singapore. The Bangkok restaurant also was named the S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand. At the second annual award ceremony sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and organized by William Reed Business Media, the Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok was named No. 31 among Asia’s finest.

Park Plaza cleans up Asoke area

Fashion shoot at Centara Grand

Actors Patricia Goods (left) and Yam Matira Tantiprasut (second from right) seen during fashion shoot for In magazine at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Also in photo are the hotel’s George Kenton (second from left), executive assistant manager-rooms, and Parapa Teerasoontornkul (right), public relations manager.

Nordqvist at Dusit Thani

Anna Nordqvist, returning from her win at the Honda LPGA Thailand, seen here at Dusit Thani Pattaya with the hotel’s Pramot Sothana (left), director of rooms, and Neoh Kean Boon (right), resident manager. Nordqvist took home the US$1.5 million purse at the Siam Country Club event. Dusit Thani Pattaya has been the official home of the event since 2008.

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A team from Park Plaza Bangkok helped the Bangkok municipality to clean Asoke area, and now calls Asoke a bustling junction that has regained its energy and is ready for business.

Gornpop Janjaroen (second from left), actor and lead vocalist of Thai band So Cool arrives with his family at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Also in photo is hotel PR manager Janjira Buanlee (third from left) and guest service manager Weenita “Stephanie” Vallee (left).


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Dusit Thani Pattaya’s primo ristorante There’s a new toque in town! His name is Alistair Carter, a British national who brings with him a wealth of dazzling culinary credentials. He received the benefit of being classically trained under the most glittering of chefs, the likes of the critically acclaimed Anton Edelmann and Paul Bocuse, to reverently whisper just two. His apprenticeship was served at the celebrated Savoy in London before moving on to other 5-star hotels such as The Connaught, The Berkeley Hotel and latterly Quaglino’s. Alistair then immersed himself in global cooking techniques, spending the majority of his time in Monaco, Georgia (USA), Bangkok, Macau, China, and Cairo before laying his toque in The Bay, Dusit Thani Pattaya, which he now calls home. His position of executive chef carries complete responsibility for all culinary outlets (of which there are seven), events, promotions, and generally the task of gastro-

guru to introduce his “out of the bubble” ideas to F & B. We had dinner recently with Chef Alistair, Vanjie Lauzon, assistant director of Communications and her assistant manager of Public Relations, Arwuth (Joe) Tiampakdee, during which we discussed all the exciting gourmet happenings taking place at the hotel. Throughout March on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, you can indulge all your chocolate cravings (1 to 5 p.m.) in the main lobby with a lavish buffet called “chocolate gourmet bonanza” which promises to be heaven on earth for all you chocoholics out there. Price is B.300 including tea or coffee. A live music, wine and tapas night has just started featuring a glass of specially- selected wine with a plate of assorted tapas (including the gourmet Iberico ham) for B.199 (second plate only B.69). A further attraction on Friday nights when there will be a magnificent “Crab Night” where the finest quality

crabs from around the world will be prepared in a myriad of ways. The Bay restaurant is spectacularly positioned beside the lagoon pool with the bay of Pattaya glittering in the background--it truly is one beautiful location where you can relax and enjoy either a languid lunch or a leisurely dinner. The menu is classical in concept with contemporary Italian overtones and utilizes only the finest ingredients but manages to keep the pricing under a moderate restraint. We were all dining al fresco on the terrace as the interior renovations, although in their final stages, were not due to be completed until March 17. Soft breezes stirred the air, the soothing sounds of the water feature nearby all made for a serenely idyllic setting in the heart of downtown Pattaya.

What's Cooking?

Gourmet Chocolate Buffet for the true blue chocoholics at Dusit Gourmet Corner, Dusit Thani Pattaya Throughout March, Chef Alistair Carter invites you to indulge in your chocolate cravings with his lavish buffet of uniquely created confections such as: • Chocolate fountain with condiments – marshmallow, sliced fruits, chocolate brownie • Chocolate macaroon • Chocolate dipped strawberry • Chocolate chip cookies • Opera gateaux • Banana chocolate cake • Duo chocolate cake • White chocolate cheesecake

• Raspberry chocolate tart • Chocolate truffle lollipops • Chocolate ice cream bar • Black forest gateaux • Chocolate tiramisu • Lime and white chocolate • Chocolate and passion fruit delight Available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm for 300 baht net per person. Tea or coffee included. Dusit Gourmet Corner is located at the Main Lobby, on the 4th floor, of Dusit Thani Pattaya. For more information, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2476.

A gourmet variety bread basket was served with a trio of savory dips, tapenade, olive oil and balsamico and a tasty tomato salsa. We were enjoying a glass of especially good Sauvignon Blanc as we studied the menu. Mick had already decided to order the carpaccio, while I opted for the American scallops on a bed of bell peppers and zucchini in a lobster sauce (B.360). Three varieties of carpaccio are on this menu featuring Australian tenderloin with truffle from Alba and yellow fin tuna, but Mick had opted for a “first-try dish” – the carpaccio of prawns. Other appetizers include the famous Vitello tonnato (slow-cooked veal fillet on tuna sauce), a quartet of succulent tasty soups and luscious risottos featuring Porcini mushrooms and deglazed Chardonnay. Many homemade pastas are available such as ravioli stuffed with sea bass and tossed in a squid and clam sauce (B.360). Our starters were quite outstanding; the scallops plump, soft and springy were of top-notch quality. The juicy prawn carpaccio was a huge success and has now become a firm favorite. Pizzas come highly recommended (prices from B.290) and would make for a moderate lunch or dinner time expenditure whilst enjoying the hospitality of this 5-star venue. Our choices made, we requested pan fried yellow fin herbed tuna with almonds on a bed of sautéed zucchini and sage mashed potatoes. My choice was chef’s signature dish, which was just screaming out my name–the pan-roasted snow fish with leek, artichoke, capers,

capsicum and olives in a white wine sauce escorted by basil polenta and vegetables. Both heavenly dishes prepared to distinction and creatively staged on the plate. T-bone steak from the charcoal grill with rocket salad, Parmesan and potatoes in a 500- gram cut is famous in these parts, as are the slowly braised veal shanks (no knives necessary–they can be eaten with a spoon) accompanied by mashed potatoes and root vegetables; memorable dishes both. Other classic offerings include a veal scaloppini topped with Parma ham and sage in white wine sauce, and grilled rack of herb-crusted lamb in a sun-dried tomato sauce. For the sweetest finale we indulged in a melody of delectable desserts to admirably display the talents of the hotel’s dessert chef with special mention going to the passion fruit pana cotta. The Bay at The Dusit Thani Pattaya is in a superb location on the edge of the most southerly point of Naklua bay before tumbling into the bay of Pattaya. From this stunning locale the whole panorama that is Pattaya is laid out before you. Uberprofessional serving staff, high table dining, and superb ingredients make this Italian restaurant very special indeed.

The Bay Restaurant

Dusit Thani Pattaya Beach Road, North Pattaya, adjacent to the Dolphin Roundabout Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tel: 038 425 611 ext 2270 www.dusit.com/dusit-thani-pattaya.html


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Special Feature

Benihana Pattaya presents Chef Norio Master Chef Norio Nomoto of Tsu and Nami restaurant at JW Marriott Bangkok joined the Benihana Pattaya team for a week of special activities. Pattaya Today had a chance to meet the master chef on his stay at the resort city. Originally from Shizuoka, Japan, Norio gave up his foreign studies at the university and decided to pursue a career as a chef because of his love for food. He learned sushi skills and Japanese cuisine. Chef Norio started his career as a cook and assistant manager in his home country, but long wanted to work abroad. He gained his first experience as sushi chef in Singapore. Norio first arrived in Thailand 16 years ago and worked as Japanese chef at hotel restaurants in Bangkok and Phuket for two years before working in Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. Food, culture and Thai people brought him back to the Kingdom three years ago as head Japanese chef at Tsu and Nami, one of the best Japanese restaurants in Thailand. Norio shares that it is much easier in Bangkok to get ingredients needed for Japanese cuisine, but it’s a bit different in Pattaya. While in the resort city, he combines western and Thai ingredients in his dishes. When you head down to the capital city, be sure to try Tsu Japanese Restaurant, which serves the finest, freshly prepared sushi or Nami Teppanyaki Bar for mouthwatering dishes made on an iron griddle right before your eyes from beefy steak to fresh seafood from Japan. The chef strongly recommends their Cool Sunday Brunch where you can enjoy a variety of food including signature dishes from both Tsu and Nami and a free flow

of alcohol. Must-try includes Japanese premium beef (Kobe, Saga, Miyazaki), sashimi, original sushi roll foie gras wrapped in Japanese beef, toro (tuna belly) and uni (sea urchin) with white truffle oil and ponzu sauce. Norio was in town for a week as part of Benihana Pattaya’s special promotion to bring his signature dishes from Bangkok to Pattaya and share his culinary experience of more than 30 years. At Marriott’s own hydroponic farm, located near Wat Yansangwararam, chef demonstrated his skills in preparing a three-course meal combining fresh greens produced from the farm. For starters, a salad: tosaka and wakame seaweeds, icefish, mixed green hydroponics with white sesame soy dressing. The freshness of Japanese seaweeds and hydroponics from the farm drizzled with special dressing soothes the mouth while the crispy icefish provides texture; healthy dish indeed. To complement the healthiness of the dish is the hydroponic farm’s very own vegetable juice, a must-try. The juice is prepared from a mixed variety of lettuce, guava or passion fruit juice, honey and lemon to form a sherbet, very organic. A scoop of the sherbet and any kind of fruit juice produced this healthy drink. For the main dish: seafood and green hydroponics with spicy miso sauce. One of Benihana Pattaya’s chefs showed his Teppanyaki skills in preparing the king tiger prawn, mussel and scallop, while the master chef finished it with greens and spicy miso sauce using Thai green chili. To finish the meal, Marriott hydro farm lettuce ice cream wrapped in crepe Teppanyaki style with wild berry compote. A-guilt free dessert indeed.

Part of the activities Norio has been involved with was an exclusive workshop at Benihana where guests learned the fine art of sushi making and Teppanyaki skills. The master chef also joined the Benihana team for the first Friday Night Fever with a special table menu to excite and delight guests. Friday Night Fever features Teppanyaki dinner buffet and unique sushi menu every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. for only 1,150 baht net. Benihana– the renowned Japanese Steakhouse-offers My Kitchen is Your Table, where you can interact with the chefs, famous for their entertaining and culinary skills as they prepare Teppanyaki at your table. Private rooms are available. Benihana is on the second floor of the Royal Garden Plaza. For more information and reservations, contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa 038 412 120 ext1395.

Wine Cellar Pattaya

Famous Restaurant & Wine Bar - An exceptional selection of over 300 wines from around the world - Finest beverages at the lowest prices - Large selection of imported cheese and cold cuts - Premium single malt whiskeys and Cuban cigars

Open Monday-Saturday 09:00-22:00 Happy Hour! 17:00-19:00

Two glasses of house wine for the price of one when order with the cheese & cold cuts platter

555/32 Moo 5, Naklua Rd. Soi 12, Pattaya City, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Tel.: 038 22 60 54, Fax: 038 22 60 55, Email: ro@foodcomthailand.com, www.winecellar-pattaya.com Wine Cellar Pattaya is a venture of FOOD COM (Thailand) Co., Ltd., www.foodcomthailand.com


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THB 899 NETT

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SATURDAY 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CALL 038 933 888

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Natan’s The Mediterranean

meets the Chaoprayer Natan’s celebrated its third birthday this year and during that time the footfall into this most cordial bistro/gastro-bar has steadily been increasing. At the nerve centre of this popular restaurant in Jomtien is the eponymous Natan and his partner Christophe who both manage to indefatigably manage the front of house hospitality and also produce the bilingual cuisine that leaves this contemporary kitchen. Combining their individual skills and patriotic penchants, the menu sings with Francophile and Thai dishes. The restaurant has undergone a glorious facelift recently and is now resplendent with a leafy terrace, a pleasing color palate and flattering lighting. The bar seems to have a life of its own and was pleasantly buzzing when Mick and I visited recently as was the restaurant area confirming that Natan’s has surely carved out a special niche for itself. Their menu describes the restaurant as a “Thai and French cozy foodbar”. It is certainly cozy and French-inspired but also with strong influences from Italy and Spain offering over 30 appetizers/tapas with the likes of feta bruschetta with chopped tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil, fried potatoes and chorizo, mussels in wine and cream or Spanish tortilla with prices starting from around B.100. Other recommendations in the tapas selection range from mussels farcies, garlic fried mushrooms, calamari, garlic prawns, an assortment of specialty cheeses and much, much more all at very reasonable prices. A selection of these tapas with a glass of wine or two would make for

an appealing Mediterranean-style dining out experience. Our dinner perfectly commenced with a glass of their most quaffable house white wine to accompany the complimentary crudités and creamy dip. We were then served our appetizers of foie gras terrine and a platter of cold cuts. The foie gras was from the daily specials board which also included a fresh salmon terrine, avocado, crab and shrimp timbale (B.240). The signature fois gras terrine was outstanding, rich, silky and meltingly delicious escorted by a shot glass of tomato salad and crowned with a sweet raspberry. The platter of cold cuts was generous in the extreme and was laden with house pate, chorizo, salami from Lyon, Pancetta and salad. Excellent dishes both and from the sounds of the satisfied customers around us we were all en route to culinary happiness.

The wine list offers some interesting labels from Spain, Australia and France with prices starting at around B.900 or the house carafe for B.330. New wines have now been introduced, the majority from La Belle France. One is a Grenache/Syrah blend labeled Marius from the celebrated producer, Michel Chapoutier, and another from Chateau Minuty, a well-known winery in southern France producing

red, white and rose wines. They are priced at B.950 and B1.290 respectively For our main courses we were served a trio of grilled fish and duck breast with balsamico. The quality of the meats shone through, the duck was full-flavored and delicious while the tri-fish dish (salmon, sea bass, and snapper) each were presented on an individual bed of creamy mashed potato and sautéed spinach. Other main courses range from pork fillet mignon with bacon and mushroom sauce to duck breast in balsamic vinegar, boeuf Stroganoff, and fish dishes like tilapia filet pan fried with creamy mussel wine sauce to the perennially popular seafood in Provencale sauce. For a lighter snack baguette sandwiches are offered with a ham and cheese omelet, salami or a house minced beef filling. The Thai cuisine here comes highly recommended. From the deep-fried whole fish smothered in sweet and sour sauce to the fiery jungle curry with chicken or pork through squid fried with salted egg to the eversought after tom yam gung, they are all here on this menu numbering more than 25 in total. To finish diners drool over these desserts. On a previous occasion when we ate at Natan’s a customer told us that the first time he sampled

the chocolate mousse he cried tears of joy! Really he said that! So how can you leave without trying it? It arrives in a pool of strawberry coulis wearing a tiny gold leaf tiara. An intensely erotic experience for all chocolate lovers! Another must try is a French specialty dessert called ‘omelette a la Norvegienne’ (better known to us as baked Alaska). This is flambéed with Cognac for the sweetest indulgence. If you love a profiterole you must try them here. They are filled with rich vanilla ice cream and accompanied by an immoral chocolate sauce for a taste of dessert heaven. Thai-French culinary ‘entente cordiale’ just oozes from this cordial gastrobar/bistro. Memorable morsels abound whether you are ordering from the interesting tapas menu or going for the full 3-course a la carte experience. To sum up, Natan’s offers mouth-watering dishes at walletfriendly prices. It is the sort of local gem beloved by those in the know. No wonder it is such a favorite of the folk either living or holidaying in Jomtien. Do visit. Natan’s Thappraya Road, Jomtien (Left-hand side between Jomtien’s new Second Road and the beach) Open daily from 6 till around 11:30 p.m. Tel: 038 251 250 Email: natans2008@hotmail.com

Hotel Promotions

Sanook Sanan package at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa A weekend by the beach is perfect for a blissful break, especially if you’ve got a hectic lifestyle. Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa provides the ideal setting to relax, unwind by the pool, and spend quality time with your loved ones. Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is offering its popular package exclusively to Thai residents. Enjoy one night in a Deluxe Premier Garden View room and a grand buffet breakfast. Prices start from 3,599 baht net per night. Valid from now until 30 April 2014. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 or e-mail pattayamarriott@ minornet.com


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Crunchy Walnut INGREDIENTS 300g of walnut 300g of peanut 150g of butter 1,000g of dark chocolate 4 pcs of egg yolk 500g of whipped cream 300g of macadamia 1pc of raspberry 1pc of blueberry 1pc of blackberry

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COOKING METHOD Toast walnut and peanut in an oven for 12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius and then mix together with butter in a mixing bowl. Put the mixture into the ring promptly and let the base chill completely. Melt dark chocolate in oven for 5-10 seconds. Add egg yolks and gently stir until totally smooth. Instantly add whipped cream and stir well. Top up with chocolate and macadamia. Garnish on the side with raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry

Hilton Pattaya is located at 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 253 000


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F&B Promotions Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Meet ‘The Meat Lover’ pizza

Australian Seafood

at Dicey Reilly’s

at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Share in the Irish spirit over two great days of St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Dicey Reilly’s.

Savory variety of premium meat products such as crumbled pork sausage, grilled bacon lardons, sliced ham and sliced Tuscany salami served on thin and crispy pizza at 395 baht net only. Havana Bar & Terrazzo are well-known restaurants serving home-style Italian cuisines such as signature pizza, antipasti, salads, pastas and Thai dishes. Experience ‘The Meat Lover Pizza’ and receive 50% discount from 3 pm to 5 pm daily.

at Blue Sky Bar & Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

16th of March, Dicey’s Sunday Traditional Sunday Carvery and live music with Lee Shamrock and Acoustic Jam for 350 baht net. 7th of March, St. Patrick’s Day Dicey’s Irish Carvery and live music with Barry Upton and Acoustic Jam for 499 baht net. Dicey Reilly’s Pub & Eatery is located between the Royal Garden Plaza and Soi Post Office on Pattaya Second Road. Open from 8:0024:00 hrs.

For more information or reservations, please call 038 725 555.

For more information, please contact 038 411 755 or e-mail diceyspub@minornet.com

Sakura season celebrated in style at The Okura Prestige Bangkok The Okura Prestige Bangkok celebrates the unforgettable landscape of cherry blossom colors across Japan every spring with a Sakura Festival that includes special lunch and dinner menus at Yamazato (6 to 30 April). The menus, created by Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara, feature sea bream, shrimps and healthy mountain vegetables. Individual dishes are priced from 250++ baht. The famous Okura High Tea (weekdays) and the weekend Okura High Tea Buffet feature delicious new items finished in traditional Sakura colors, priced at 780++ baht for two persons and 840++ baht per person respectively. The hotel’s bakery outlet La Pâtisserie, located on the first floor of the Park Ventures Ecoplex, is also offering a new range of Sakura themed cakes with prices starting at 120 baht. Yamazato is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Up & Above Bar is also located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Okura High Tea is served daily from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Sakura Festival runs from 1 April until 30 April 2014. Reservations are recommended in all cases. Please call 02 687 9000 or email fb@okurabangkok.com

Piemonte Italian Wine Dinner with Chef Alberto at Acqua restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya On Wednesday, 26 March 2014, Chef Alberto Bruni invites you to enjoy an extraordinary wine dinner at Acqua Italian restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. He has created a 5-course menu, each of them paired with a different wine from the house of Piemonte, North of Italy. Priced at just 2,499++ baht per person. Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the Main Lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open from 18:30-22:30 hrs. Call now for reservations at 038 301 234 ext 4266.

Tempura with a Twist at Patummat, The Sukosol Bangkok Patummat International Restaurant is adding an innovative new live cooking station to the buffet line-up this March with Japanese Tempura. Discover a fresh approach to Tempura by choosing from a range of Japanese and Thai ingredients such as fresh shrimp, squid, crabsticks, tofu, diced scallop, salmon rolled in seaweed, morning glory and papaya and watch as the expert chefs demonstrate their Japanese culinary skills. Moreover, guests can enhance their favorite Tempura with a selection of original sauces and seasonings: Tentsuyu (classic Tempura dipping sauce), Yuzukosho (chili, salt & citrus seasoning) and Matcha-Shio (green tea & salt seasoning) will appeal to those with a traditional palate, while chili paste, Som Tum sauce and spicy sweet sauce with peanuts for those looking for some Thai-fusion flavor. On top of that, enjoy the ongoing special offer ‘Come 2 Pay 1’ until 31 March 2014: 1,266 baht net (633 baht per person) for daily lunch (11:30–14:30) 1,418 baht net (709 baht per person) for daily dinner (18:00–22:30) 1,746 baht net (873 baht per person) for Sunday brunch (11:00– 15:00) Come and explore a new world of Tempura throughout March at The Sukosol Bangkok.

Blue Sky Bar & Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, invites you to savor the freshness of seafood straight from the clean waters of Pacific Ocean throughout March 2014. Executive chef Eric Berrigaud guarantees you the freshness of Australian Seafood cooked in different ways to be served in a decorative style. The lip-smacking menu includes wild yellowtail kingfish carpaccio, stuffed black and blue mussels, seared Tasmanian scallops, grilled fillet of red sea bream or pan-fried barramundi fillet and many delicious more. Prices start from 450++ baht. Prices subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax. Blue Sky Bar & Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Hotel. Open daily from 18:00-02:00 hrs. For reservation, please call 02 541 1234 ext 4603.

“In a Good Mousse” monthly dessert at Elements restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort At Sheraton Pattaya Resort, we embrace the classics while giving it a twist, our mousse range from light and fluffy to creamy and rich, made with organic fruits, premium chocolate and Oregon hazelnuts. Our pastry chef Somsak is proud to invite you to try his variations of this beloved classic: Hazelnut Mousse, Mango & Strawberry Mousse, Passion Mousse, and Rich Chocolate Mousse. Enjoy the tasty promotion all day and every day throughout March at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort with price of 320++ baht per dish. For more information or reservations, please dial 038 259 888 or visit website: www.sheratonpattayaresort.com or facebook: www.facebook. com/sheratonpattayaresort

Value Set Lunch at Radius restaurant, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

For only 199++ baht, enjoy a relaxing night with a glass of red or white wine from our wine menu that comes with a plate of appetizing tapas featuring Assorted cold cuts (coppa, parma ham, Paris ham, mortadella, salami); Marinated olives and pickles; Norwegian salmon rillettes; Tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil; Grilled marinated vegetables; International cheese board; Artisan bread with herb butter; Seafood salad; Tomato with red onion salad and Artichoke salad. Second plate of tapas goes for only 69++ baht. Live band music is available from 7 pm until midnight.

Radius, all-day dining restaurant of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, offers Value Set Lunch throughout March priced at 690 baht net per person. The 4-course special lunch set menu starts with Ham and cheese salad with mustard-mayonnaise dressing or Deep fried gyoza with sour dip, Tomato cream soup with bread croutons or Chicken spicy soup with coconut milk or Japanese clear soup with tofu and seaweed. Grilled pork fillet with mushroom sauce and butter fettuccine or Stuffed chicken with spinach and cheese served with France potato. Jasmine tea and white chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream. Strawberry Tiramisu or Soy bean jelly with fruit salad for dessert.

The Lobby Lounge is located on the 4th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya. For more information, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2476.

For more details or to make a reservation, please call at Tel 038 933 888 or visit www.capedarapattaya.com

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 02 247 0123 ext 1810 or visit www.thesukosol.com, www.facebook.com/TheSukosolBangkok

Tapas & Wine Fusion at The Lobby Lounge, Dusit Thani Pattaya

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


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please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations

photos courtesy of Anantara Bangkok Riverside and Jason Wong

escapades

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

Discover the Real Bangkok with Anantara >> from L1 Spend a lazy day at the generously laid-out outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and swim-up bar surrounded by swaying palm trees, blooming nature and the Chao Phraya River very close. Young children can play at the Chang Noi kid’s club, or be taken care of by a babysitter, leaving parents free to explore or indulge themselves. Or what about signing up for a Thai cooking class which begins with a local market trip to pick up fresh vegetables and ends with a triumphant meal? Experience sensual relaxation at Anantara Spa, where rituals can be shared side by side in a double suite with a large bathtub and a private garden courtyard featuring a rain shower and traditional sala. No fewer than 10 restaurants and bars serve culinary diversity. Wake up to a breakfast of world flavors at The Market. Replenish at Numero Uno Café with a coffee or freshly-baked pastry or sumptuous handmade chocolates. Sip sunset cocktails on the pier at Longtail Bar. Delve into the exotic tastes from all over the globe at Trader Vic’s, where unique dishes are cooked in Bangkok’s only wood-fired Chinese oven. The Japanese steakhouse

Benihana delivers lively “eatertainment” with theatrical Teppanyaki. Or experience the Italian way of life in Brio’s Tuscan villa setting. At Riverside Terrace, an extensive buffet of live cooking stations and popular international cuisines is enjoyed as Thai dancers perform on a flame-lit stage against a magical river backdrop. A

Manohra Dining Cruise invites guests to step aboard a beautifully restored antique rice barge and saunter along the River of Kings whilst savoring delicious Thai cuisine. An alternative is Dining by Design which offers guests the exclusive opportunity to collaborate with a personal chef and choose an idyllic location for a

candlelit dinner in a riverside sala, or a picnic under the shade of a banyan tree. The luxurious lifestyle choices for tourists and business groups, as well as for special functions and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions), showcase the resort’s charms to the full and seem a word away from the bustle of Bangkok. A complimentary shuttle boat service connects guests to the capital’s extensive skytrain network, giving daily exploration a convenient appeal. Shop in world-class malls

or uncover Bangkok’s art scene. Call upon the hotel concierge to plan the ideal excursion, or ask him to be a personal companion for a private tour of your choice. Use the experience of this Streetwise Guru to uncover for yourself the secrets of old Bangkok, the bazaars and network of market stalls, the huge selection of gold shops, the streetside cafes and much more. Other possibilities include taking a thrilling tuk tuk ride through the city’s vibrant streets or boarding a longtail boat to meander the fascinating maze of canals

with Klong Guru which permeate Bangkok. In fact the best way to savor Bangkok’s colorful contrasts is to combine the five-star luxury and waterfront lifestyle choices at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa with city visits and excursions tailored to meet your individual requirements. Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road Thonburi, Bangkok Tel: 02 476 0022 Email: bangkokriverside@anantara.com www.bangkok-riverside.anantara.com


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Spa Promotions Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Enjoy the March promotion, which offers Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub created from the famous Thai dessert at Breeze Spa of Amari Pattaya. The scrub is a combination of mango and sticky rice with a creamy coconut scent. The grains from the sticky rice will purify your skin and the enzymes from the mango and rice bran oil offers nourishment and deep moisture to the skin. The package starts at 2,900 baht net for two hours including the Coco Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub and a signature mood massage of your choice. Take away a New Mango Sticky Rice Exfoliating body wash (150 ml) valued at 450 baht free with this package. For more information please contact Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 ext 840.

Meadow Bliss at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Meadow Bliss spa program offers the joy of getting in touch with nature. The 120-min treatment starts with 30-min Green Herbal Aloe Vera Mask, the unique cooling body mask which blends aromatic fresh cut grass oil with lemongrass and aloe vera gel. This refreshing mask helps toning and replenishing the skin. Therapist ends the delightful treatment with 90-min oil massage of choice using the cool and fresh scent of green grass, clay and woods. This refreshing meadow inspired is available throughout April and May 2014. Price is 4,000++ baht (subject to 10% service charge and applicable local government tax). For more information and reservation, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya,Tel: 038 371 044, Email: pattaya@devaranaspa.com.Visit www.devaranaspa. com or www.facebook.com/devarana.spa.page

New Face and Body Sensation Packages at eforea: spa at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya’s eforea: spa at Hilton presents a new suite of Face and Body Sensation packages that are designed to bring guests to the paradise of relaxation. There are two options to choose from: The Two-Hour Face or Body Sensation Guests can enjoy unbridled relaxation by choosing from either a luxurious full body scrub for a smooth, soft skin all over or a facial treatment which combines organic botanicals with antioxidants and vitamins for a rejuvenated, radiant face. Priced at 5,200 baht net per person, 9,500 baht net per couple. The Three-Hour Face and Body Sensation For a complete pampering experience, relax under the skillful hands of the spa therapist who will begin the face and body treatment with a body exfoliation therapy using a cleansing Thai tamarind scrub followed by the meditation massage and the signature customized cleansing facial treatment. Priced at 6,400 baht net per person, 12,000 baht net per couple. For more information, call 038 253 000, email pattaya.info@hilton.com or visit eforeaspa.com

Tropical Package

How to Fix Dry Hair: 7 At-Home Remedies For Smoother Strands by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

The modern hairdo has to put up with quite a lot. With all the chemicals we’re prone to slather into it on a daily basis, so it’s no wonder that it gets a bit stressed and sorry for itself every now and then. If your locks have had one too many deep conditions or visits to the salon, and it’s feeling a bit worse for wear, here are 7 natural home remedies you can use to bring a bit of shine and luster back into it. 1. Banana and Avocado Wait for one of your bananas to become a little overripe and mash it up with an avocado for a delicious smelling hair mask. Apply the mix to your hair and then wait at least an hour for it to set. Use warm water to completely rinse out and you’re done. 2. Vinegar When you are doing your usual hair care routine, add a teaspoon of vinegar to the final rinse mix for an effective dry hair treatment. Another standalone method is to mix onehalf cup of vinegar to 2 cups of water. Apply the mixture to your hair and gently massage it in after a shampoo. Leave in for a few minutes or up to an hour (if it suits you), and then rinse. 3. Egg Eggs are well known for their high protein and lecithin content – both great vitamins for strengthening and adding some shine to otherwise dull hair. Get two eggs and beat them together – or another option is to use only one egg mixed with plain full fat yogurt. Gently massage this mixture into your hair. After 15 minutes you can rinse the mix out with cool water. Do not use warm or hot water, as you will only end up cooking the egg; Talk about getting hair in your food!

4. Honey and Vegetable Oil Mixture Mixing honey and vegetable oil will create a paste that can be used as a moisturizing mask for your hair. Wrap this mix in a shower cap or plastic wrap for about 10 to 20 minutes. Finish with a standard shampoo treatment. 5. Avocado Your hair will love the moisturizing properties of avocado, mixed with a teaspoon of jojoba oil and a teaspoon of wheat-germ oil. With the high protein content of avocado, you now have one of the best hair strengthening formulas as well. To apply, wash your hair and then apply the mixture to your hair, making sure you cover it all the way to the ends. Then completely cover your hair with a plastic bag or shampoo cap. After 15 to 30 minutes, you can remove the mixture with a thorough rinsing. 6. Mayonnaise Mayonnaise has become quite popular as a cure for dry hair. Application is simple. Gently massage the mayonnaise into your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes then carry on with a standard wash, rinse and dry. Some people may notice their scalp becomes oily from using mayonnaise. If this is distasteful, it is possible to only apply the mayonnaise to the ends of the hair. 7. Olive Oil Olive oil is an excellent conditioner for dry hair. Take a small amount and massage it into your scalp. Cover the rest of the hair with the oil and then put on a shower cap for at least 45 minutes before you rinse. For additional information on hair care, beauty, health, fitness, romance, skin care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com

at Royal Garden Spa, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Royal Garden Spa at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa has created Tropical Package for just 3,800 baht net. Renew every inch of skin with an exfoliating and detoxifying 60-minute Coconut Mint or Green Tea Scrub. Melt into a 60-minute Relaxing Massage of fragrant rejuvenation. Emerge nourished and refreshingly energised, and take home an exclusive Coconut Mint or Green Tea Scrub for 800 baht. For more information and reservation, please contact Royal Garden Spa at 038 412 120 ext 1711 or e-mail ms_pmrs@minornet.com

Slimming Massage Treatment at Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya unveiled a new promotion of an exclusive treatment to aid the contouring process at 4,990 baht net per person. A fabulous 150-minute package, featuring Carole Franck product, was created to increase self-confidence by reducing cellulite, firming muscles and improving the body’s natural detoxification. Pamper yourself with this slimming treatment or other signature treatments and techniques at Tea Tree Spa, located at 5th floor of Holiday Inn Pattaya. Open daily from 10 am until 10 pm, advance reservation is required. For more information and reservation, call 038 725 555 ext 3902 or email spa. reception@Holidayinn-pattaya.com

Research suggests that dark chocolate boosts memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem-solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain. Research also indicates that dark chocolate can improve the ability to see in low-contrast situations (such as poor weather) and promote lower blood pressure, which has positive effects on cholesterol levels, platelet function, and insulin sensitivity. But eat no more than 28 grams a day (1 ounce) and ONLY if the chocolate is at least 70 percent cocoa.


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Vol. 02 No. 06 | Mar 16-31 2014

Acne position tells your health problems The location of acne (pimples) on your face or body could indicate health problems. In this article, discover your facial acne zones and understand what by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen the position of acne spots is telling you about your health or how it could relate to your health issues. Also, some tips are given on what you can do to improve your health that may even help your acne. Acne zone # 1: Forehead If you have acne in this zone, it means you may have a problem with your digestive system. Drink more water and eat healthy food. Acne zone # 2: Between the eyebrows Having acne between the eyebrows could be related to lactose intolerance (inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk). Or it could indicate that you are eating too much spicy food, or eating too late at night. Acne zone # 3 & 4: Eyelids The area around both of your eyes is related to kidneys and allergy. You might be allergic to the cosmetics you are using.

Acne zone # 5 & 6: Ears The skin around the ears is related to the kidney. If the skin feels hot, eat less meat. Acne zone # 7 & 8: Cheeks Upper cheeks are related to sinus and lungs while the lower areas are related to gums and teeth. Acne in these areas result from heavy smoking or allergy to smoke. Acne zone # 9: Near nose and lips The skin around the nose and the lips shows hormonal changes. Having acne in this area may result from the effect of pregnancy, menstruation, or taking contraceptive pills. Acne zone # 10 & 11: Jaw line If the skin in this area is dry and cracked, you may have a problem with your teeth. Acne zone # 12: Chin Having acne around the chin indicate a problem with the small intestine, resulting from eating spicy food. Acne zone # 13: Neck Having acne in this area means you have too much stress. You can’t always treat and eliminate acne by yourself. Get help from experts who know what they are doing and can prescribe more

powerful treatments if needed. Looking for acne tips on the net is fine, but you can find out so much more with one trip to a good dermatologist. Your dermatologist will be able to assess the situation and give you her or his professional opinion.

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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diversions

Vol. 02 No. 06 | Mar 16-31 2014

upcoming movies DIVERGENT

THE LUNCHBOX

ENEMY

Lead Actors

Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Lead Actors

Director Genre Release Date

Neil Burger Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Romance March 20, 2014

Director Ritesh Batra Genre Drama | Romance Release Date March 27, 2014

Lead Actors

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch You missed out on the original Galaxy Gear, and the Samsung Gear Fit is just a little too fitness-focused for you. What to do? Grab a Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch instead. Powered by Samsung's Tizen platform, this second-gen wearable features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a 2 MP camera, 4GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor, the ability to answer calls, give you text, email, and app notifications, control your phone's media player, and serve as a watch. Oh, and lest we forget, an IR-blaster for serving as a remote control — because finding the real remote or taking your phone out is just too much hassle.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet You'd expect a tablet from a company known for its great TVs to have a great screen. And the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet doesn't disappoint. Its 10.1-inch, 1920x1200 Triluminos IPS display offers more natural colors and sharper images than most mobile displays, and you'll have sound to match, thanks to four 3D surround sound speakers and built-in noise canceling technology. Rounding out the feature list are a 2.3 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon processor, an 8MP Exmor RS rear camera and a 2MP front camera, and a sleek 6.4 mm thin body. Oh, and did we mention it's waterproof? Yeah, so don't hesitate the next time you think about using it in the kitchen/ bathroom/hot tub.

360Fly Camera Life doesn't just happen within the confines of a rectangular frame — plenty happens on the periphery as well — and that's where normal video cameras fall short. But with the 360Fly Camera you're not just limited to what's in front of you, it films in 360 degrees horizontally, and 240 degrees vertically, capturing the entirety of life around you. With the ability to attach to helmets, tripods, bikes, boards, and more, it's the perfect way to preserve all of life's memories. And since it's compatible with both iOS and Android, and works with apps for both, you can view video as it's captured, instantly edit it, and share it on the web with your friends.

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior (Woodley) makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow factionmembers have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.

Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Saajan (Khan) has been grieving since his wife died. Ila (Kaur) on the other hand wants to seek her husband's attention to rekindle their love and hopes to cook her way through her husband's heart. Through a rare mix-up of the very famous 'dabbawalas' of Mumbai city, the lunchbox with the delicious food Ila had prepared for her husband instead gets delivered to Saajan. Realizing the mistake of the delivery she writes Saajan a note about it. Then unfolds a beautiful episode in their life in a series of compelling and sincere notes they exchange through the lunchbox. Soon, she finds out that her husband is having an affair and writes to Saajan about it, suggesting that she wants to move to Bhutan since the people there are known to be happy. Sajan contemplates moving with her and writes back asking if she'll be ready to move to Bhutan with him.

Director Denis Villeneuve Genre Mystery | Thriller Release Date March 27, 2014 Academy Award Nominee Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with his Prisoners director, Academy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition. Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Enemy, adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2004 novel The Double, is about the power of the subconscious. In the end, only one man can survive.

music / new release SHAKIRA – SHAKIRA Shakira (stylized as SHAKIRA) is the upcoming eponymous tenth studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, scheduled to be released on 21 March 2014 by RCA Records. It is her first English-language album since her eighth studio album She Wolf (2009). Shakira began planning the project in 2011; work continued into 2012, at which time she left her previous label Epic Records and subsequently joined RCA Records. Its lead single “Can't Remember to Forget You” was released on 13 January 2014, and peaked at number 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

1. Dare (La LaLa) 2. Can't Remember to Forget You 3. Empire 4.You Don't Care About Me 5. Cut Me Deep 6. Spotlight 7. Broken Record 8. Medicine 9. 23 10. The One Thing 11. Nunca Me Acuerdo De Olvidarte 12. LocaPor Ti

Brand new series from Lonely Planet! Travel the world in search of the weird, wonderful and sometimes plain silly things that happen all over the globe. These fun titles let kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what’s happen inside. Readers will enjoy learning about different place around the world and will be guided through by two friends which will quiz the reader on each scene throughout the book. From animals and cities to the cool jobs people do, there’s plenty to look out for. So get ready to hunt for amazing treasure, spot some awesome objects and travel the world. WORLD SEARCH: INCREDIBLE ANIMALS 9781743219218

WORLD SEARCH: BUSY PLACES 9781743219171

WORLD SEARCH: AMAZING JOBS 9781743219195

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini


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Vol. 02 No. 06 | Mar 16-31 2014

All new SsangYong Stavic Korean 7-seat people-mover

passenger area DVD monitor. Plus plenty of nifty storage space, including cup holders. And two practical coin holders recessed in the central console. This might be a minor detail, but how practical. Here, finally, somewhere to put those pesky 1, 2, 5 and 10 THB coins that always keep multiplying in your pockets. Talking about storage, there's room for all that big, heavy, bulky stuff. Just fold the seats in the second, third and fourth rows and increase available cargo space to 3,240 liters. Perfect for weekend shopping at Big C, Makro, Tesco or IKEA.

New looks, downsized diesel and maximum adaptability Remember the previous generation SsangYong Stavic MPV, people carrier with the unique looks? The design idea was to capture the essence of a luxury yacht. You saw it once--you never forget it. This was neo-fusion BritishKorean automotive design. Enter anno domini 2014 and the all new Stavic, in some markets called SsangYong Rodius.

by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com

Design/Interior A premium Asian, South Korean MPV (multipurpose vehicle) now completely redesigned or extreme makeover. The front boasts a new radiator grille, new trapezoidal projector headlights, and a chiseled full-bodied hood (bonnet in old English) adds volume to the front. The impressive rear view is dominated by a wide Mercedes Benz-style D-pillar and an oversized wraparound taillight cluster. The side view reveals big, fat wing mirrors and bulging wheel arches. Posterior view: a cool roof spoiler with an integrated brake-light cluster. Voila, here is a full-bodied, stylish MPV. Some call it “MLV” (multi leisure vehicle). Stavic's interior is super spacious. Laid out like a deluxe mini tour bus:

the seven-seat, threerow or nine-seat seat four-row configuration provides ample room and maximum adaptability, including cool, folding, backseat tables with cup holders, in true in-flight style. Standard features include dual-zone climate control with separate air vents and individual controls for second and third row passengers, cruise control, electric side mirrors, multiple power outlets, front and back grab handles, and those cool one-touch pop-out cup holders. For the driver, a sturdy leatherwrapped, multifunction steering wheel and park assist reverse camera, most useful when you need to reverse this 5.1-meter-long, 2-tonheavy MPV in tight and dark spaces. The cabin is luxuriously appointed in porous high-grade Tiffany-grey leather. On the floor in the passenger area dark wood floor panels, a unique, elegant, new SsangYong Stavic design touch. On-board infotainment: SsangYong premium audio, MP3 with Bluetooth and USB/AUX connectivity, and

Engine Room Under the bonnet (hood in American English) lurks a stateof-the-art, quiet and powerful SsangYong downsized two-liter turbo diesel pumping out 155 horsepower, mated to a silky-smooth 5-speed Mercedes Benz ladder-type, automatic gear box. The engine performance was confirmed during a brief high-speed test when we managed to hit 180 clicks on the clock. The new Stavic, steady as a North Korean cruise missile. What a joy. On the Road Mother-in-law, the good wife, her Singaporean friend Shirley, and our two toy-poodles. Direction: Cha-Am by the sea, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The commanding view for me, the driver, is perfect and this XL size vehicle is amazingly easy to maneuver thanks to the sharp steering and the adequate weight distribution.

Overtaking cars--slow cars and pick-ups always in the right-hand lane (i.e. wrong lane)--on the Petchaburi highway is effortless. Enough power from the supersmooth 2-liter Stavic diesel. Downsizing means less thirst for fuel or approximately 14 kilometers per liter during our test drive. Safety Our demo vehicle safety package included driver and front-passenger airbags, front electronic brake force distribution (EDB), and ABS. Plus front double-wishbone suspension and rear multilink suspension for enhanced balance and a more comfortable drive. Value for money Since the Stavic carries up to 11 passengers, the import tax is only 40 percent; other 7-seater MPVs face 80 percent import duty plus excise duty. That's why the imported German Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen vans are priced over three million baht but the SsangYong Stavic sells at 1.78 million baht. Verdict The all new Stavic is a true fivestar seven-seater for the extended family (mother-in-law and dogs included). A well designed, well built and feature-loaded luxury van with everyday usability. Reasonably priced, too. A test drive is recommended. Swing by the SsangYong showroom in North Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road. Sales manager: Pumm. Tel: 038 415 620. Ssang Yong Stavic SV200

Engine: 2.0 liter turbo diesel Max output: 155 horsepower Max torque: 360 Nm Top speed: 180 kph Fuel consumption: 15 kpl (combined) Price: 1.78 million baht www.ssangyong.co.th

Hotel Promotions Songkran Splash Package at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Have a splashing fun this Songkran celebration and rock out in Pattaya’s coolest sand pool with myriad of special pool activities that will get you so wet! The package starts from 3,399 ++ baht per room per night, valid from 11-15 April 2014, including: • Daily breakfast for 2 persons and additional 2 kids (4-12 years old) for Kids’ Suite room booking • Complimentary Wi-Fi usage • 1 complimentary water float and 1 water gun per room per stay • Free ‘10 access coins’ for Songkran activities at the pool on 12-15 April 2014 • Entitled to ‘Buy 1 Get 1’ with same treatment at Rock Spa (excluding promotional and facial treatments) Minimum 2-night stay is required. Other terms and conditions apply.

For reservation, e-mail: rooms.pattaya@hardrockhotels.net or call 038 428 755-9. Visit http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net


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GM Outlook: “Our customers know to expect the same excellent service standards at whichever of our hotels they choose to stay worldwide. Brand loyalty is the key to success these days.”

— Kate Gerits

General Manager

Holiday Inn Pattaya

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What's Inside: Property Rosy outlook for Pattaya condo market

Issue 05 16-31 march 2014

Fabulous 103 Fm is Pattaya’s heart and soul

It’s the oldest English language station in the city by Barry Kenyon

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page P4/28 Expat Money Corner QROPS now and the Budget deadline!

page P4/28 Property Political Protests and Thailand’s Economic Boom!

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There’s simply no place quite like Pattaya in the entire world. Fabulous 103 Fm has a mission to present the city with in-depth local news, interviews and all-day and night music not only in the city but throughout the world – literally from Australia to the Arctic and from Newcastle to New York. The new webstreaming means the station is able to transmit true CD quality radio not only on the FM but anywhere on the net. Pattaya FM Radio Company, producers of Fabulous 103 Fm, offers six radio stations on one free App which is Apple and Android compatible. The radio headquarters, located just off Pattaya’s Sukhumvit highway, operates so successfully because of a team approach. Anchorman Tommy Dee says, “Fabulous 103 has been going now for 12 years and started up at a time when there were no other English-speaking radio stations in town. Everyone who works here

is keen to market Pattaya at its best whilst maintaining a fun approach. Yes it’s true – we aim to be the city’s heart and soul.” The day begins with Tommy’s morning show 9 am to noon, a unique mix of music and information which has established itself as a trendsetter in the city. “Our research shows that

one of the peak times for listening is the morning and we aim to present a balance to keep the listeners’ both amused and informed about the local news.” He added that the social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, have actually stimulated interest in local radio. “People have their interest prompted by, for example, photos on

social media but then want to know more. We also have our own outside broadcast unit to cover important events.” Mid afternoon on Fabulous 103 brings Joe Moore who established his reputation as a personality for the American Forces Thailand Network at the former US base at U-Tapao. That’s where Joe fell in love with Thailand and he has spent recent years travelling between Thailand and the US. The late afternoon and early evening are covered in Drive Time by Goldfinger, an original 103 Fm presenter, who is an expert on music history. Goldfinger is the guy who keeps you on the move Continued on page P2/26


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Fabulous 103 Fm is Pattaya’s heart and soul when Pattaya traffic is at a standstill. Another presenter is Denny Jackson, sponsored by Hard Rock on Pattaya’s Beach Road, who claims to tell the worst jokes on record. About 80 percent of listeners worldwide have English as a first or second language. The worldwide market chiefly comprises tourists and expats who have friends or family in Pattaya and want to keep in touch, overseas Thais with Pattaya

connections, and those who want to practice and improve their English language skills. It’s a well-known fact that one of the best ways of improving vocabulary, grammar, and speaking skills in a group context is to tune in to a favorite radio station. Fabulous 103 Fm detects that local radio is undergoing its own renaissance in global terms. Indeed, it is the only element in what’s

known as the traditional media that is actually growing. “The music is a key element but it’s not enough without news and humor,” says Tommy, “it’s the combination you need to have a first-class success.” He adds that TV and newspapers are both increasingly internet-based, leaving local radio as the best vehicle for community involvement. This bright future is paradoxically a result of the challenge of the internet.

Foreign exchange forum focuses on 2014 outlook

Pongpen Ruengvirayudh, deputy governor, Bank of Thailand, discussed this year’s challenges to the Thai economy from internal and external fronts, at the fifth annual Thomson Reuters FX Community Forum

in Bangkok. The event’s keynote speaker noted that international funds seem to differentiate between their investment destinations based more on fundamentals, requiring the authorities to have the right set of

policy responses in place to deal with these short-term volatilities. She went on to say that “2014 will also see some new developments in the market. The transaction-based valuations to the benchmark calculations

for the Thai baht implied interest rates (THBFIX) will be introduced in place of the current survey-based model. This change is part of the market reference rate reform effort and is in line with the approach adopted by many other countries.” Hosted by Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligence for businesses, the foreign exchange forum also included a panel of leading financial experts discussing the country’s market outlook for 2014, and the naming of the Thomson Reuters FX Trading Awards. Winners included Bangkok Bank PCL, Best USD/THB Liquidity Provider (from dealing spot matching); the Bank of

Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Best Foreign Currency Liquidity Provider (from dealing spot matching); CIMB Thai Bank PCL, Best Foreign Currency Liquidity Provider (from RTFX/ FXall); Citibank, N.A., Best THB FX Spot Contributor, and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Best THB Interest Rates Contributor. The discussion panel was comprised of Dr. Don Nakornthab, director of Macroeconomic Policy Office, Bank of Thailand; Andrew Stotz, president of CFA Thailand; Guil Silva, head of Global Markets and Treasurer Thailand, HSBC Thailand, and Dr. Kampon Adireksombat, head of Economic Strategy, Tisco Financial Group.


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Issue 05

16-31 March 2014

Property Rosy outlook for Pattaya condo market

Raimon Land reports record profits

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The Pattaya Condominium Report from Colliers International has been released featuring its findings and trends for the second half of 2013. Surachet Kongcheep, associate director of research said that approximately 16,980 units were launched in 2013, around 4.5 percent less than in 2012, yet a large number of Pattaya and Bangkok based developers still cast a strong vote of confidence in the evolution of Pattaya. Already many Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)-listed developers have a foot in the door in the Pattaya condominium market, which for many years was overlooked in favor of Hua Hin. However, Pattaya has shown incredible popularity with

mostly the middle class Thai market, who now make up the largest percentage of buyers in the city. Political unrest in Bangkok last November and December and continuing into 2014, also affected the property market in Pattaya City, as many mostly Asian foreign tourists cancelled their hotels booked for the holidays. A mere 800 units were completed and transferred in the first six months of 2013, however, nearly 7,100 units were completed in the second half of the year, bringing total completions to the highest on record. “Emerging markets such as China have now started to invest in an increasingly large scale in the Pattaya market,” said Mark Bowling, associate director of Colliers Pattaya office. “Strong interest from this economic powerhouse continues to grow rapidly from both Hong Kong and mainland China. We believe that India and China could quite possibly become the superpowers of the future when it comes to buying property in Pattaya, overtaking the Russian market and increasing exponentially well into the future.” Bowling concluded, “Although take-up rates dropped in certain areas, sales figures remain strong despite a potential over-supply in some areas. Certain projects have been almost sold out as soon as they were launched, while others took several months to reach 50 to 70 percent sold. However, the overall results are very encouraging for the market in general and there seems to be no stopping the immense popularity that Pattaya holds for both investors and end users.”

Sold Out Party

City Garden Pratumnak has been sold out, Global Top Group reported at its party for investors, real estate agencies, media, and invited guests. The Cozy Beach project is scheduled for completion in mid 2015. At the same time, Global director Yigal Yonah Heli announced that the company has launched a new project, City Garden Tower, in the heart of Central Pattaya.

Raimon Land PCL posted record net profits of 746 million baht for 2013—a 50 percent increase over the previous year. The high-end property developer said its borrowing cost has been reduced across the board and the current interest-bearing debt ratio has also decreased significantly. CEO Johnson Tan said, “The team has worked very hard throughout the year ensuring key fundamentals are in place. By implementing strict financial disciplines, we have

paid off a significant amount of our debts for The River project and retained losses at the company level are significantly lower. As the first transfers of 185 Rajadamri commence this quarter, our gearing will continue to drop throughout this year. With a stronger balance sheet, and a focused and disciplined management team, we are much better positioned for future expansion while we work towards the next iconic project.” The award-winning development, 185 Rajadamri, will commence transfers this quarter, with 85 percent of its units sold; the project is expected to be the most significant source of Raimon Land revenue in 2014. Pattaya’s Zire Wongamat, with 90 percent of units sold, will begin transfers in the fourth quarter 2014, and Unixx South Pattaya is under construction. In Bangkok, The Lofts Ekkamai is under construction and more than 60 percent sold.


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

by: Magna Carta Law Office

Thailand Leasehold System What is the leasehold system? The leasehold system is a system of property tenure wherein a person, by paying a fixed sum or in installments, acquires the right to occupy a particular land or building for a pre-determined period of time. The owner of the building or land, commonly known as a landlord, hands over temporary possession and occupation of the premises to the person leasing the property, known as the tenant or leaseholder. What is the difference between leasehold and freehold property? A freehold property is a property that gives full legal rights to the owners to occupy, use, lease, sell or develop the property. Purchasing a condominium is the simplest process for foreign buyers, as Thai law allows foreign freehold ownership of condominiums as long as you buy a unit within a building's foreign quota, which is 49 percent of the condominium block. The freehold will, however, give you rights over the building but not over the land. A leasehold property is a property that only gives the lessee the right to live in the property or use it for commercial or residential purposes for a specific period, and the lessee's rights associated with leasehold are limited under Thai law. What is the maximum lease term available? A lease agreement in Thailand can best be described as a personal tenancy contract with a fixed and a prepaid term with a maximum lease term of 30 years. Any lease of immovable property for a longer period than 30 years in Thailand may only be made by renewal of the lease contract upon its expiration. Renewal for a further 30 years is at the discretion of the owner, but both parties must register the renewal with the local Land Office and must settle all the necessary government fees at the end of each term. Can foreign nationals own land in Thailand? Thai law stipulates that foreigners may not personally own land in Thailand. However, the right of freehold ownership for a building which sits on the land can be purchased. There are a number of different purchase options available to foreigners and most property developers will offer buyers both freehold and leasehold alternatives. Foreigners can purchase the land as leasehold and the property that sits on the land as freehold. A foreigner may only purchase land to build a property if the land is purchased on leasehold. However, if a foreigner is operating a business in Thailand, he may purchase the freehold of the land through his limited company, in which case the land will be owned by the company and not by the individual. Can a leasehold property be inherited? A major disadvantage of a lease in Thailand is that

the contract and the right of possession is terminated upon death of the lessee and is not automatically transferable by inheritance. Although the lease agreement must include a succession clause, this does not offer full guarantee for the lessee's heirs. What are the advantages and disadvantages of going through the leasehold system in Thailand? Aside from not having to frequently renew the contract, another advantage of going through leasehold is that the lessee, as the temporary owner, is not solely responsible for maintaining and preserving the leasehold property. Landlords are also bound to perform their legal obligations, as stipulated in the lease agreement, to ensure that the lessee or the tenant enjoys full and uninterrupted possession of the property. Leaseholders are given an option to renew the contract with the previous arrangements after the end of each term. The lessee is free to pursue alternative arrangements for his benefit because, unlike in a freehold ownership, the lessee is not tied to the property and holds no other interest apart from his previous tenancy. To its disadvantage, the degree of control given to the lessee over the land or property is more limited compared to that of complete ownership. For a predetermined period of time, the tenant is granted only possession and enjoyment of the property but not complete authority. The lessee cannot mortgage or use his leased property as collateral. Unless otherwise provided by the contract of lease, a lessee cannot sublet or transfer his rights in the whole or part of the property leased to a third person. Do I have to register the land lease at the Land Department? In order to be valid, any lease longer than a threeyear period must be registered with the local Land Office, and the lease must be indicated on the back of the title deed. Registering the lease allows any possible third party buyers to know of the lessee’s rights to the land during the period of the lease. If the lease agreement between the parties is not registered with the Land Department, the lease is enforceable by action for a 3-year term only.

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

QROPS now and the Budget deadline! Despite being largely compliant, well regulated, and competitive, HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) in the UK deemed it necessary to effectively delete Guernsey as a QROPS destination. At the time Guernsey was, perhaps, the premier jurisdiction. I have covered HMRC’s rationale in earlier pieces but suffice to say that, other than for schemes set up prior to their delisting, it has been all but eliminated from the picture, certainly for the time being. In the furore that followed, providers went in search of jurisdictions that might be suitable replacements, and there has been much jockeying for position in this large and important market. Guernsey previously made payments to QROPS holders gross, i.e. free of tax, and for those with UK pensionable earnings the tax level on pension income is a burning issue. The central theme to HMRC’s edict is that QROPS income should be taxable in the jurisdiction the QROPS is held and the tax position should be the same for residents and non-residents of said jurisdiction. This is, in large measure, why Guernsey fell foul of the UK government’s regulations. Since that time, a jurisdiction has emerged that has been accepted by HMRC, with a new scheme, not with a zero rate of Tax on income, but 2.5 percent. The general thinking is that this is likely to be about as good as it’s going to get. Whilst most of us would like to see tax on pensions abolished altogether, the majority of us can live with a 2.5 percent levy. That place is Gibraltar. It, too, is well regulated and competitive, and it’s also worth remembering that a QROPS is simply a legal trust. The invested funds themselves will likely be placed in the hands of large institutions. Based on individual assessments, there are other Jurisdictions that should be considered: the Isle of Man, Malta, and New Zealand, all of which have certain advantages for particular sets of personal circumstances. Also, there has been some heralding of the arrival of the ‘Mini’ QROPS, with reduced costs for lesser amounts currently locked in previous schemes. There has long been a gap in the market, with only a very limited number of schemes available in the 25,000 – 75,000 GBP range, so this development is most welcome. All in all, things are taking shape again in the QROPS arena. With such significant advantages to expatriates, it’s essential that providers continue to innovate, in tandem with government regulations, to protect the pension pots of those of us living overseas. Thoughts for the day: 1) Even if you are a UK non-resident for tax purposes but still have your pension fund in a SIPP, did you know that upon the death of you and your spouse, the fund will suffer a tax charge of up to 55 percent, prior to the remaining amount being credited to your chosen beneficiaries? However, if you are non-resident and a QROPS holder, there will be no liability to tax for your dependants! 2) - N.B. on April 6 the pension lifetime allowance will be reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 million pounds. Anyone wanting protection from that reduction must apply prior to that date. 3) QROPS is now available to US citizens with UK pension holdings! 4) Although, I dislike acronyms, another tax efficient option for nonpensionable earnings is a QNUPS (qualifying non-UK pension scheme). These schemes, like pension arrangements, have certain restrictions in terms of how much cash is available to be drawn back out, with the rest of the fund invested for growth and/or income. Nonetheless, they have the distinct advantage of taking the amount invested entirely out of the QNUPS holders’ estate for inheritance tax purposes, whether or not you are a UK resident! Most expatriates don’t realize that being non-resident for tax purposes does not mean you are non-domiciled. Therefore, your remaining estate, barring a QROPS, could attract inheritance tax. However, any money, not connected to a pension scheme, invested in a QNUPS will be free of inheritance tax, regardless of your domicile! Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising international investors and expatriates, both onshore UK, and offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in wealth protection services, offshore trusts, QROPS UK Pension Transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor made investment solutions for individuals around the world. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage/insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for expatriates and international investors only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Property Grande Caribbean’s Sea of Prosperity Party Blue Sky Group, developer of Grande Caribbean Condo Resort Pattaya, held the third in its party series at their sales office and showroom. At a Blue Sky Group press conference, Apichart Gulati, project manager, said Grande Caribbean Condo Resort Pattaya “takes the concept of holiday homes to the next level,” providing everything a family needs including lush tropical rainforest gardens and lagoons. So that “no matter

how long you stay, everyday feels like a holiday.” The Blue Sky project—four eight-storey buildings and a 30-storey high rise--contains 1,064 units on 11.5 rai overlooking Pattaya Bay. Prices for the one- and two-bedroom furnished units start from 1.89 million baht. With completion set for next year, the family oriented development will include a children’s play park, grottos, caves, Jacuzzis,

Apichart Gulati an island lighthouse connected by wooden bridges, multilevel swimming pools, a sandy beach, and two wooden interactive pirate ships.


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Political Protests and Thailand’s Economic Boom! Political protests and economic boom in the same headline. Did I just write that? It was just a few weeks ago that I shared the statistics over these past years of political unrest showing them as having not affected the tourism industry more than .24 percent (a quarter of one percent!) at any particular time, and that tourism has been climbing incredibly for 15 years straight. The statistics are now out for 2013; Thailand had more than 26 million tourist arrivals--an increase of 19.8 percent from 2012’s record number. Furthermore, economic indicators for industry in general, and real estate in particular, are nothing less than incredible in a number of areas of Thailand. What I am particularly excited about is the fact that last year Chinese visitors constituted the largest segment of the foreign tourist market--17.5 percent, an increase of 69.1 percent year on year. Thailand’s MCOT announced earlier this month that one-third of foreign tourists arriving during the so-called political crisis period on anti-government protests have visited the protest locations, and more than half of those tourists described the protest as rather peaceful, and the majority of them said that the emergency decree has had little impact on their travel plans. Now there’s a tourism boom that just doesn’t seem to stop climbing. Tourism is one thing, as those are foreign visitors who come for a short time and then return to their respective countries, but an economic boom in the middle of these ongoing political calamities! Is this possible? Well, let’s start with one of our own top public-listed industry giants, the Central Group, who this year will forge ahead with their plan of investment both here in Thailand and internationally. Thailand’s Central Group announced publicly in the Nation newspaper on February 19, that they were increasing their annual budget to 44 billion baht from 33 billion baht in 2013 going on to actually say they would make the investments ‘despite the ongoing political unrest still casting a cloud over the country.’ Thailand’s boom in tourism has seen Chiang Mai also grow spectacularly over recent years, and since 2011 the Chiang

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Mai property market has flourished with the opening of new residential development of houses and condos, large retail outlets, and shopping complexes. Chiang Mai land prices near the new Central Festival shopping complex have increased in value fivefold; land in that area just two years ago was selling for approximately 3 million baht per rai, and today these very same parcels of land are listed and selling at prices reaching up to 15 million baht per rai according to figures published recently in an article on the international news agency Reuters own website. It sounds amazing, doesn’t it? But would any outside investors from any other country be so confident about Thailand’s economy and future success? You bet! The Nation newspaper reported this month that the Kingdom of Thailand is being viewed by the Japanese as the trading hub for the ASEAN region in a new wave of investment. This astounding news (coming in the midst of such political unrest) was presented by Japan’s Setsuo Iuchi, president of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), as he was commenting on the ongoing political conflict and its impact on foreign investors; he said many were still looking to invest in Thailand. This surprising second wave of Japanese investors includes both small and medium-size industrial companies still confident and seeking to invest in the ASEAN region, and their confidence is well substantiated by the rising number of applications with Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI), which only solidifies the fact that Thailand, despite the ongoing political conflict, is already becoming an ASEAN trading hub. Need a little more reassurance? Another ASEAN heavy hitter perhaps? How about Singapore? A Bangkok Post headline last month read, ‘Unfazed Singaporean investors still flocking to Chiang Mai.’ The article reported that Singaporean investors continue to show huge interest in developing property in Chiang Mai unimpeded by Thailand’s political turmoil. In the same piece, Chiang Mai property developer Matthew Lin, managing director of Summit Global Developments,

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was quoted as saying that Singaporean investors have already signed and joined his company and together will launch three new projects worth a combined 1.2 billion baht! Want more? The international economic watch dog Moody's Investors Service said this month that ‘Thailand's credit fundamentals are strong enough to withstand the political crisis!’ And last month, Bloomberg’s Businessweek wrote, ‘It’s hard to tell which is the real Thailand: Is it the country whose politics are so divisive and violent that an army coup is possible? Or the country that hosts one of the biggest smoothly functioning car making hubs in the world?’ Now I know that sounds fantastic for Thailand, and the future looks great, but you may ask what about the immediate situation in Bangkok and Pattaya...What’s up? Recently, Thongma Vijtipongpun, president and chief executive officer of Pruksa Real Estate, said that ‘We have had to reduce our project launches this year, as we cannot estimate what will happen with no sign of the political problems ending.’ The same article went on to say that if there is a political solution, however, the property market could begin recovering as early as next quarter. Hmmmm, that’s not so bad. Where there is usually a healthy 5 to 7 percent annual growth alongside

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

the real estate and land development industry experienced by the Thai housing construction industry things have displayed a slow down due to the political protests over the last four months. Sitthiporn Suwannasutthi, president of the Thai Housing Construction Association (THCA), recently stated, ‘The housing construction industry growth for 2014 has been revised to 4 percent – 5 percent.’ A healthy 5 to 7 percent annual growth has been revised to 4 percent to 5 percent...Hmmmm, that’s not that terrible. What I am worried about though are indicators like the huge number of defaulting/returning automobiles from the Yingluck government’s 100,000-baht new-car rebate program and the Bank of Thailand reporting on Thai PBS in February that some 76,600 bounced checks valued at more than 12.3 billion baht was the highest level in 20 months. I think that short term our Pattaya and Bangkok real estate markets could be in for some challenges and, unfortunately, it looks like our Thai brothers and sisters from farmers to middle-class Bangkokians could be faced with some hard times ahead. Long term and as far as the industrial sector that keeps this country going, we’re looking great and progress is booming. Let’s all hope that very soon we will see something positive about Thailand’s political protests and that Thiland’s economic boom will continue.

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: clayton@ premierinternational.com


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GM Outlook

Holiday Inn Pattaya

points to the future New GM Kate Gerits exudes great confidence

Kate Gerits photos by Mike Perez

by Barry Kenyon

Appointed only weeks ago, Australian business executive Kate Gerits is still settling in to her new job as general manager of the 4.5-star Holiday Inn Pattaya. There’s no doubt it’s a plum job with a bright future. The familyfriendly hotel on North Pattaya Beach Road is riding high in the all-important Trip Advisor tables for Pattaya hotels. The 367-room Bay Tower will later this year be joined by the 200-room Executive Tower to concentrate on the corporate business segment which is a growing sector of the local hotel industry.

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ate started very early in the hospitality industry. As a girl growing up in a small country town in New South Wales, she took an after-school job in a local hotel. That gave her a sound introduction to the basics such as registering guests, waiting tables, and helping out in the kitchen. “I also learned that the hotel business is never static but always moving forward and responding to constantly changing markets,” she explains. Kate commenced her fulltime career in hotel operations in 1995 at Holiday Inn, Old Sydney, before being accepted into the Corporate Traineeship Program. Since then she has worked across various InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties – incidentally a company total of 4,500 hotels in 100 countries. Prior to moving to Thailand, Kate was general manager at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach in Sydney as well as an area general manager of Central Sydney, NSW Australia. The driving force behind the successful IHG Rewards Club initiative, Kate knows that the key element in working in an international hotel chain is an effective loyalty program to reward customers in terms of tangible value. “We are an international brand with International Standard of Service.” she says, “and customers readily understand that they can expect the best service and facilities in IHG properties worldwide.” In 2009 Kate, already a graduate in business tourism and hotel management, was awarded a U21 global scholarship for women in tourism and travel. This prestigious scholarship had been awarded to just 20 women in the Asia-Pacific region. Holiday Inn Pattaya is a fine example of what is sometimes called the “new” Pattaya. Gone are the days when the resort was almost wholly dependent on bars and clubs to attract


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GM Outlook Our customers know to expect the same excellent service standards at whichever of our hotels they choose to stay worldwide. Brand loyalty is the key to success these days.

Ocean View King Room

Holiday Inn Pattaya Facade

Kids Room

way – the tactful friendliness of the staff and the family fun available both on-site and nearby in the city. Holiday Inn Pattaya does indeed personify the “new” Pattaya. When City Hall officials talk of their aspiration to make Pattaya the Thai Riviera, it’s very much this upscale concept that they are endeavouring to encourage. Of course, food must not be forgotten. Holiday Inn Pattaya has a number of quality outlets, but special mention should be made of the Havana Bar and Terrazzo Ristorante which occupies the front area of the hotel

complex, just yards from the beach. Here’s a truly international atmosphere with signature pizzas and pasta from Italy, Thai menu favourites, steaks and burgers and much more – all within an al fresco ambience and lively bands on some evenings. Pizza lovers should note there’s a 50 percent discount on their delicacy from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm daily. Regulars tell us that, for dessert, the Tiramisu al Caffe is to die for. Well almost. One senses that Kate Gerits, one of the earliest women GM appointments in Chonburi, will be joined by many

female colleagues in years to come. “Now that the career playing field internationally is more level, you will see women business executives rising to the top in greater numbers,” she predicts. With a husband and also 8-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter to educate – both are at The Regent’s International School – Kate doesn’t have much free time. But she is already impressed by the general friendliness of people in Pattaya. “We have been here only a few weeks,” she concludes, “but already I’m feeling like at home in Pattaya.”

Hotel photos courtesy of Holiday Inn Pattaya

its visitors. It has grown in little over 10 years to be a cosmopolitan city which rivals Bangkok in terms of quality accommodations, elegant shopping malls, fine restaurants, and diversified leisure pursuits including sports in general and golf in particular. Kate stresses the changing markets too. “There’s no doubt that the biggest growth areas here are from Russia, China and India. There’s also a huge MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences Exhibitions) market which Pattaya is only just now beginning to exploit.” That, of course, is the main reason why the new Executive Tower, now nearing completion, will have excellent MICE facilities and the latest technology to complement those already available. Asked to give three reasons why tourists or business travellers should choose Holiday Inn Pattaya, Kate suggests a key attraction is that every room has a glorious sea or sea and city view to be enjoyed from the ceiling-tofloor windows. Next comes the location on Beach Road in North Pattaya which is the quiet end of town yet only minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Pattaya with its many attractions. Finally, Kate stresses the best international standards of service which are consistent with the company brand marketing of which she is both an expert and a keen advocate. Marketing today, of course, means the use of the internet and especially the social media. Looking through the hundreds of customer reports on Trip Advisor, you are struck by the recurrent themes such as Holiday Inn Pattaya’s extensive facilities for kids – they stay and eat free with their parents, by the


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Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. (PR6600) 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) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

HOUSES FOR RENT

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) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/120 TLW. (PR0112) 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) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Beachfront Villa with Impressive Interior Design! Rental Price 130,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/400 TLW. (PR6017)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) 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)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) 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)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

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H u a y Ya i - A n e w modern interior design and refurbishment makes this the real stand out property within this highly popular quiet and secure village. The property offers 3 bedrooms with white high gloss fitted wall units and an en-suite master bedroom, 2 luxurious redesigned bathrooms, brand new white high gloss fitted European kitchen with central island, oven, microwave, large double fridge-freezer, dining area, living room with white high gloss fitted wall-TV unit. All the standard dark aluminum windows and doors have been totally replaced throughout with high standard white UPVC and mosquito net sliding doors. The standard sand-wash path and terrace has been replaced and extended with non-slip ceramic tiles to give a covered and uncovered terrace. Large landscaped gardens with more than enough room for a private pool if required although not needed as the property is ideally located next to the huge communal pool and club house with fitness, double g arag e, maids room and laundry room. Price: 7.9m Bt. Ref Code: HSES128. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Ban Amphur - A really spacious 4 storey semidetached 340 sqm town house, stylishly finished and furnished in a modern ThaiBali style offering 3 en-suite bedrooms, 1 guest bedroom (presently used as an office), 4 luxurious bathrooms, fully fitted European kitchen complete with oven and washing machine, dining room, open plan living room, snooker room, top floor lounge-TV room leading onto a large balcony with great views over the sea and Ocean Marina. A really great value property 200m from the beach and offering great views from the higher floors. Price: 7.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES112. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com East Pattaya - An ideal budget single storey semidetached 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. The owner has the adjoining house for sale which can be purchased together to make a wonderful and spacious 3 b e d r o o m p r o p e r t y. Price: 1.5m Bt each. Ref

Code: HSES121. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm, unfurnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 luxury b a t h r o o m s, E u r o p e a n kitchen, living room, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Price: 4.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES096. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 29 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Spectacular 7 Bedrooms Luxur y Resor t Style Residence on 3 Rai ! Selling Price 39 Million Baht and 7 Bedrooms/4+2 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/3 Rai. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8

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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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6536) 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) S t u n n i n g To w n h o m e 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6083) Char ming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location!

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Selling Price 25 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 34 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176)


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Gorgeou s L ake Vi ew 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 50 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Great Home in View Talay Villas! Selling Price 12.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/72 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or

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by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4854) G r e a t P r iva t e E s t a t e Home! Selling Price 14.9 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 375 Sqm/500 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5365) 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796)

V i e w Ta l a y V i l l a s (Jomtien) 3 Bed 2 Bath with Private Pool /Private Garage 332 SQM, 11.8 Million THB (Co Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com J O M T I E N PA L A C E ESTATES- Modern style 6 bedrooms home, 3 bath, and 3 beds upstairs and downstairs. Living Area 280 SQM 10.9 million (Co name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jo m t i e n 1 b e d 1 b a t h 4.49 mil 160 SQM (Thai name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Royal Park Village: 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom, 1 Living Room, Total Size 190 Sqm 4,200,000 THB. (Freehold) Company Name Please call 085910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproper ty@ gmail.com View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 1 bed 1 bath 4.6 mil 160 SQM (Company name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Nirvana Pool Villas 1 - 3 Bed 3 Bath House with Private Pool/Fully Fur nished/ Enclosed Garage 364 SQM. Sale Price: 5.9 Million THB co. name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Baan Suay Mai NgamNewer 3 Bed 4 Bath House/ fully furnished/private pool/ owner must sell 3.25 Million Thai name. (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay Villa with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 2 bed 2 bath 8.9 million (co name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com

Houses for Rent

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(ptmhfr-1213)Singledetached house in Wat Nong Ket Noi. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 aircon/fan. Fully furnished. 15,000 baht per month for one-year contract and up. 2-storey with garden. Call 038 425 532, 086 511 1532. J O M T I E N PA L A C E HOME- 3 Bdrm 3 Baths modern 140 SQM Fully fur nished with private Jacuzzi, towels, and linens.

30,000 per month for (1 year lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproper ty@ gmail.com 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 bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com 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. Rent: 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-jomtienproperty.com Fantastic Home in Great Developement! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 440 Sqm/300 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. I m p r e s s ive L a ke s i d e 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.

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Resor t Living just 50 meters from the Beach in Jomtien! Rental Price 75,000 Baht / Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/25 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2977) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/120 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0112) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Cour se Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or

by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5230) Fantastic Home in the Mabprachan Lake Area! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/3+1 Bathrooms, 360 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0193) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) 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

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Pool Villas for Sale

Jomtien - A ver y 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: 4.99m Bt.Website Ref: PLVS142. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com East Pattaya - A spacious and stylishly fur nished throughout, executive style pool villa in one of the most popular developments in East Pattaya offering 3 ensuite 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. Price: 6.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS190. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com East Pattaya - A spacious and stylishly fur nished 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. Price: 6.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS190. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just 500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with step-ceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Pool Villas for Rent

Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this moder n 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

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to the food market and shops and 1km to Jomtien Beach. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rent: 55,000Bt for 6 month lease or 45,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com

Condos for Sale

GREAT LOCATION. V I E W TA L A Y 8 JOMTIEN BEACH. New condominium, 6th floor, 55 sqm empty studio with big balcony for beach and sea views. Lovely big swimming pool, fitness centre, shops, bars. Great location on Jomtien Beach Road. Well under developer’s price 2.4 Mil Baht. In foreign name. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English). GOOD LOCATION. BEACH MOUNTAIN 2 CONDOMINIUM JOMTIEN OFF SOI CHAIYAPRUEK 1. 800 meters to beach (Built 2010). 7th floor corner, 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 1.39 Mil Baht. In foreign name. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English). MAJESTIC JOMTIEN CONDOMINIUM. 700 Meters Jomtien Beach. 60 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 living room apartment, 3rd floor. Beautifully renovated with

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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 1.69 Mil Baht. In foreign name. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English). JOMTIEN BEACH PA R A D I S E , R I G H T 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. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English). Nam Talay - The owner has three 26 sqm studio units side-by-side so the purchaser has three choices, to purchase a single studio or two studios to make a 1 bedroom unit or to buy all three studios to make a 78 sqm two bedroom condo. Each studio has luxury bathroom, European kitchen, fitted wardrobes and the developers full furniture package. The buildings are due for completion end of 2014 complete with communal pool, fitness, 24/7 security and are located just 200m from the beach, next to the forthcoming Centara Grand Hotel & Resort. Price: 1.4m Bt each in foreign names. Ref Code: CDOS787. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com


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Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious bathroom with open shower, fully fitted European kitchen with breakfast bar, open plan living room with large balcony, roof top infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security, Wifi and just 40m walk to the beach, numerous fish restaurants, shops, and taxis. A contemporary building, which does set it aside, in a quiet secluded location. This is a ‘must view’ , to fully appreciate this beautiful beachfront location and the extensive interior design. Fo r S a l e : 6 . 9 m B t i n foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS582. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com The Gallery - Very popular new moder n low rise buildings ideally located in Central Jomtien, just 150m from the new Night Plaza and the beach. This high floor

sea view studio, 29.5 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 : 1.89m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS710. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Par k Lane Resor t REDUCED: High floor 36 sqm unit offers some sea views in this new low rise resort style building just 800m from Jomtien Beach, offering 1 bedroom, luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, stylishly fur nished, huge 1600m lagoon style pool, 24/7 security. For Sale : 1.57m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS225. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Centara Avenue Residence - A stylish top floor 30 sqm studio in these new exclusive hotel and residence buildings located in the heart of the city due for completion end of 2014, early 2015. Superbly finished with European kitchen, luxurious bathroom, fitted wardrobes, balcony,

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communal pool, fitness, CCTV, 24/7 security, key card entry and just minutes away from the night life, shopping malls. For Sale: 2.35m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS783. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or

by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) Great Jomtien Beach Area Apartment! Selling Price 3.5 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/2 Bathrooms, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5084) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990) Gr eat Sea Views and Stunning Décor in North Pattaya! Selling Price 7.474 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 74 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4862) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 13.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or

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by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3990) Best priced Apartment in Na Jomtien’s Pine Shore Condo! Selling Price is 8 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 91 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (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 081-634-2915 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 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Baan Suan Lalana – New Renovated Studio / 1 bath 40 sqm, fully furnished 1.35 Million THB (foreign name) Low Floor please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Pa r k L a n e C o n d o 1 Bed / 1 bath 36 SQM with private gate access to Swimming Pool from unit, fully fitted/furnished 1.29 Million THB Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Baan Haad U Thong Oceanfront Condo 2 Bed 3 Bath with Sea View 254 Sqm fully furnished 13,900,000 THB. (foreign name) .Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com The Cliff PratamnakCorner Unit Condo 1 Bed 1 Bath 72 SQM High Floor with Beautiful Sea View 7.2 Million THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay 2B - 10th floor Jomtien Seaview 1 Bedroom 1 Bath 76 (Sqm): 2.890.000 THB. (Thai Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com

Condos for Rent (ptmcfr-u1213)The Cove – Ultra luxury residence i n Wo n g a m a t ’ s b e s t location. Ocean front living with stunning, unobstructed views over Pattaya Bay.3 beds, 2 baths, 235 sqm. Fully furnished. Rent 180,000 THB/month. Call: +66 89 213 0248 (Eng/German). Email: axisamproperty@ yahoo.com MAJESTIC JOMTIEN CONDOMINIUM 800 METERS FROM BEACH. Lovely 30 sqm studio, fully fur nished, everything you need, 5th floor. Only 7,000 Baht per month. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English). Fo r R e n t i n S o i 6 . 2 bedroom, 1 living room, 84sqm apartment with two balconies. Fully furnished, 3 TVs, kitchen, 2 AC’s. Excellent location. 24,000 baht per month. Call: 087 139 1539 For Rent in Soi 6 PratamnakJomtien.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 bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.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: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Beachfront Life Style for Rent! Rental Price is 85,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 266 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0737) North Pattaya Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 100,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 311 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4262)

Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price is 48,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 101 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5423) Stunning Apartment for Rent in Northshore! Rental Price 40,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 64 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4570) Fantastically Designed Apartment at Grand Condotel! Rental Price 42,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4187)

Land for Sale

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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0866)

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Phoenix Golfcouse 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0928)

Property Investment

East Pattaya - Two storey semi-detached houses in a ver y quiet secure development just a 5 minute d r ive f r o m S u k h u m v i t Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for such large family homes. The seller has in total six of these rental properties, all with tenants in place, that are rented for between 17,000 Bt and 20,000 Bt per month on medium to long term leases bringing in a return of 8%. They can be purchased individually from 1.99m Bt to 2.2m Bt each or all six houses together for 11.9m Bt. Only for sale because of the owners continued ill health problems. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Guest House/Pub Dongtan Beach: 4 rooms Leasehold: 3+3 Rent: 23,000 Baht/Month. Fully occupied SALE PRICE: 1,499,000 THB please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproper ty@ gmail.com

Job Vacancies

(ptmbo-s2213)Laurelle Parfums Thailand Co., Ltd. Our fragrances are designed and developed in the UK. We are looking for sales teams to promote our products throughout Thailand. All FDA tests available from Thai government. Buy 1 perfume 500 Bht. Buy 3 perfume for 1,000 Bht. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Thai 086 835 9497 English 080 101 4885 www.laurelle.co.uk Experienced Sales Person / Customer Ser vice Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work in a property industry. Requirements: Good written

and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer service-oriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595. Assistant to Condominium Manager wanted for a condominium located on Jomtien Beach. We are looking for a male/female who is interested in working with property management. Responsibilities include: The Assistant Building Manager works directly under the Building Manager, and oversees building and swimming pool maintenance, utilities and communications infrastructure, repairs and upgrades, and supervises t h e s t a f f. C o o r d i n a t e s building, pool and grounds maintenance and repairs with maintenance staff. Provides co-owners with updates of electrical, water and other service outages, fire drills and scheduled shutdowns. Oversees building security. Issue invoices and collects payments from co-owners for maintenance fee, water charges etc. Oversee daily accounting to be presented to the Building Manager each month. Coordinates fire drills and emergency equipment maintenance. Requirements: Good written and spoken English, independent, well organize, good computer and accounting skills.CV with photo and salar y requirement to allott25@ hotmail.com Accountant wanted for condominium project: 1 position available. Minimum 1 year experience. Computer skill – MS Excel, 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, proper ty

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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 Wa i t r e s s Wa n t e d f o r International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

(ptmvfs-c0013)NISSAN CEFIRO 2.0 Twin cam 24 valve, automatic, year 2000, champagne gold, grey leather, top model with loads of extras. Full Nissan service history and all bills. Great looking car for only 240,000 baht. Call 081 004 6497. 2005 NISSAN TEANA 230JM- Diamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced

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by Nissan, low miles, 499,000 call 084 158 0785 (ptmvfs-o0013)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 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 (ptmvfs-c0013)Toyota FORTUNER, 3.0 TURBO DIESEL, Automatic –Toyota Fortuner, 3.0 turbo diesel, automatic 4x4 2005, champagne gold, tan leather (top model). 1 falang owner from new, loads of extras, 150,000 km, full service histor y, all original and immaculate, inside and out. Only 590,000 baht for quick sale (in foreign name).Call Alan (owner): 087-139-1570 (English)

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Snap Judgment Views on the Malaysia Airliner mystery We asked a number of tourists and expats in Pattaya for their views on the mysterious Malaysian Airlines jet which suddenly disappeared from the radar. Here’s a selection of their responses. Not Unique This isn’t the first time that an airplane has just suddenly disappeared. It can take a long time to track down the wreckage over sea, especially as a mid-air explosion could render the black box useless. It looks like something happened extremely suddenly. My heart goes out to the relatives of the passengers and crew. (Alan Langley) Conspiracy theories Inevitably in a mystery such as this, conspiracy theorists will be hard at their computer keyboards. One suggestion is that a UFO carried off the plane in its entirety and that the occupants may yet turn up again after their cosmic adventure. Another is that the Russians or the Americans organized this whole episode to distract international attention from what’s going on in the Ukraine. (Udor P) Airport security What this tragedy throws into high profile is that security at international airports can be worse than useless. It’s clear that the people using the stolen passports of the European guys looked nothing like them, thus revealing that nobody took any notice of the actual photographs. (Carl Topez) Mafia angle I have heard that the two passports which were originally stolen were then sold on to a Russian group which specializes in international drug trafficking. I also heard that, in recent years, at least two airliners have been lost after the captain deliberately committed suicide. I think we tend to underrate psychological problems in disasters like these. (Lynn Gregson)

The Pattaya connection Once I knew the air tickets bought with the stolen passports had been bought in Pattaya, I thought that this must have been significant. But then it was reported that the passports had not actually been used in Thailand which suggests the hijackers had used other passports to leave Thailand. The whole business is very confusing. (Mike W) Ticket purchases As everyone knows, or should, the main problem is that you can buy an air ticket without even having to produce your original passport. In this case, the ticket purchases were made in an email message and a third party turning up to pay the cash. The travel shops did nothing wrong, but the whole system is full of holes. (Kevin H) Embassy weakness I’m not saying this is the explanation in this particular case, but I recently applied for a new British passport. I found I could use the old one both before and after its arrival, even though I was given a notice saying that was not possible. It is my hunch that there are lots and lots of people these days travelling the world with more than one passport, not always legally either. (Kurt F) Terror theory One scenario which fits all the known facts is that the plane was hijacked, there was a struggle in the cockpit as the pilot tried to turn back, and finally there was a mid-air explosion created by terrorists. I think that Malaysian Air, which has been selling cheap tickets to cover its losses, will now find its cash problems growing ever worse. (Leo Black) Chinese connection A theory which has not been given much of an airing is the notion that a Chinese terror group blew up the plane. I understand there is a secessionist movement in parts of that country too. However, no group has claimed responsibility, which usually happens in cases like that. (June Walker)

visa was overlooked and I am now in overstay for a period of several weeks. I am concerned that I will be arrested when I get to the airport next week which my friend says I will be. A: Not so. Thai immigration rules are flexible when it comes to serious incapacity. When you arrive at the airport carry with you the air ticket (of course), 20,000 baht maximum overstay visa and a letter from the hospital outlining the medical problems encountered. It is simply untrue that casualties in your situation are jailed.

Visa for wife Q: I am a work permit holder in Thailand with a Filipina wife. She is not working, but I obviously want her to live with me here without having to apply for separate visas all the time. How can I do this please? A: Your wife can share your non-immigrant “B” visa, based on your work permit, for as long as you continue in legal employment. She needs a non-immigrant (any type) three-month visa, passport and marriage certificate. You need to provide some documents too – work permit, passport and company registration and tax certificates. The Immigration Office with which you deal can then bring your wife’s visa into line with yours. Joint visa query Q: I am shortly going to visit Thailand and then Cambodia by air only and each for about three weeks, so do I need to apply for one of the joint visas issued by the overseas consulates and embassies of these countries? A: Not really. The joint visa allows you to enter both countries once for up to two months, but you have to pay a fee at the airport or border post when you enter them. As you are an American, best to come to Thailand free (30 days at the airport) and then proceed to Cambodia where you will get a visa on arrival for US$20 at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap airport. The joint visa might be more suitable if you were coming to Southeast Asia for a longer stay. Sickness strikes Q: I was admitted to hospital three months ago with heart trouble and only now am I ready to return to UK after an operation went badly wrong. In all the confusion, my

Blacklist or not Q: As I ran out of money I am afraid that my visa will be three weeks over by the time I reach the airport. I have the overstay fine ready to pay – 500 baht a day up to a maximum of 20,000 baht – but I am concerned that I may be blacklisted and refused entry again to Thailand. This would be very difficult as I have a young Thai daughter. A: Immigration staff have wide powers, but overstayers in your situation are not arrested or blacklisted provided they can pay. The blacklist is usually reserved for crimes such as drug possession or trafficking, child molestation or serious violence. Blacklisted already Q: I was blacklisted two years ago after being convicted of a serious indecency offense in Thailand. I recently applied for a 60-day tourist visa with a new passport at one of the consulates in UK. Does this mean that I can return to Thailand without difficulty now? A: No it doesn’t. Consulates abroad sometimes issue visas without access to the Thai immigration blacklist. When you arrive in Thailand, the officer may well refuse you admittance – which he/she can under the Immigration Act of 1980 as amended. In this eventuality you would not be able to leave the airport pending a return flight to your home country. Renew driving license Q: What documents do I need to replace my Thai driving license which expired three weeks ago? Does it make any difference that it has expired? I quite forgot to renew it on time. A: Same documents as usual – new certificate of residence from Immigration, your passport and expired driving license plus the fee. You must be careful not to drive on the roads with the expired license as you will invalidate any insurance in case of an accident.

Separatist Overreaction It is certainly true that the very first clause in the Thai constitution says that the country is a one and indivisible kingdom. It is also true that a few individuals in northern Thailand, particularly in Chiang Mai, have caused a lot of anger by suggesting that the current political stand-off could result in some sort of secession. The fact that some northern red shirt factions suggested that Yingluck Shinawatra could establish a bolt-hole in Chiang Mai in the event of a military coup in Bangkok, also fuelled rumors of a potential government in exile. One or two individuals even talked of Thaksin Shinawatra returning in triumph as president in the new republic. Some northern red shirts also sported headbands and erected banners proclaiming the Sor Por Por Lanna (People’s Democratic Republic of Lanna), which suggests some sort of autonomous state, with or without complete independence from Bangkok. At this point the Army high command stepped in and initiated legal proceedings for alleged treason by the extremist groups. This is to be expected in view of the Thai Army’s particular responsibility for the interests of the cohesive state and the monarchy. Nonetheless, it’s an overreaction. Nobody in his or her right mind could sincerely believe that secession will solve anything. A Lanna state would hardly be able to survive on its own in a centralized country such as Thailand, where power and cash are found mostly in Bangkok. All that would result would be total confusion amongst the citizenry and a similar dose of political chaos. If you believe that the recent political troubles in Bangkok–Suthep’s reform movement versus the government–was confusing enough, then the Lanna proposal (if implemented) would be a thousand percent worse. Locals in Chiang Mai know that too. This is why the Lanna banners which were unfurled by radicals were quickly torn down by level-headed citizens who appreciate that it’s nonsense. For all these reasons, as well as the fact that the Thai constitution guarantees freedom of expression (up to a point), the Lanna supporters should not be prosecuted. Doing so simply creates political martyrs without achieving anything in return. If the Army persists in urging prosecution, they in fact put themselves in the position of Don Quixote who “tilted at windmills” and made no progress whatsoever. Of course, the protest movement led by Suthep, now based at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park, will urge supporters to take the Lanna threat seriously. But it’s not. It’s nonsensical. The call for independence is nothing more than an attention-seeking ploy which has received more prominence than it deserves. Secessionist talk is common in the world today. The UK is debating the rights and wrongs of an independent Scotland. There are high profile separatist movements too in Canada, Japan, Brazil and Malaysia (to name but a few). Even in the US there are sometimes calls for individual states to declare Unilateral Declaration of Independence on the Washington government. Here, in the deep south of Thailand, where armed gangs and murder are rampant, the citizenry regularly rejects suggestions of separatism or secession of one sort or another. Consequently, any attempt to prosecute those publicizing the Lanna cause–which many realize has little chance of materializing–will be counterproductive. The answer is to allow free speech to tear down the spurious Lanna arguments. That is precisely what happened in Chiang Mai when locals removed the offending posters without anybody in authority telling them to do so. Nonsense is best buried by more free speech and not by less. That said, Thailand is too centralized a state. There is absolutely nothing wrong in encouraging debate on how Bangkok can and should cede some power to the regions and the provinces. That could include responsibility for the police passing to local control, the election (rather than appointment) of more local officials, and the establishment of more locallyempowered budgetary controls so that the regions can spend more of their own money without going with a begging bowl to Bangkok. But decentralization should not for one moment be confused with secession.


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Recent Race Updates: 2014 F1 News: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix around the streets of Baku is set to join the F1 calendar in 2015 or 2016, according to Bernie Ecclestone. Next Race: March 14-16, 2014 - Australian GP, Albert Park www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 NASCAR News: The Daytona 500 held on Feb. 23, 2014 was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who finished the race after nearly a 7-hour delay due to rain. Next Race: March 14-16, 2014 – Food City 500, (Bristol Motor Speedway) www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 Indy Car News: NASCAR Sprint Cup former champion Kurt Busch has confirmed that he will compete in both the Indianapolis 500 in May as well as the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the same evening on May 25, 2014. Next Race: Mar 30 2014 - Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Florida) www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 MotoGP News: Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica/Movistar returns to MotoGP after signing five-year deal as title sponsor of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo's Factory Yamaha team. Next Race: Mar 23 2014 - Qatar MotoGP www.motogp.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia **Local Thailand Motorsports Schedules 2014** Race 1 & 2 10-11 May 2014 Sepang, Malaysia* Race 3 & 4 16-17 August 2014 Bira, Pattaya* Race 5 & 6 1-2 November 2014 BRIC, Buriram* Race 7 & 8 10-14 December 2014 Bangsaen, Chonburi* * date and venue subject to change The Thailand Super Series opens in Sepang Circuit in Malaysia May 1011, 2014, but already new exciting new race groups are being announced with the introduction of ‘Super Eco’, which is positioned at the opposite end of the racing the glamorous GT3 machine ranks. This means the Super Car rules are being revised for 2014. www.thailandsuperseries.net

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Stuvik dominates at Paul Ricard There was intense testing for the EuroFormula Open Winter Series prior to the opening winter race. The Formula 3 cars have, for 2014, been upgraded with a new and considerably faster engine and many teams struggled with teething problems during the first sessions. Thai racer Sandy Stuvik worked with his Italian team, RP Motorsport, to overcome the challenges and take honors, setting the fastest lap of the race. The winter series started with a qualifying session at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France. Despite a clear blue sky, chilling winds and 10 degree-temperatures kept spectators well clothed. Stuvik immediately started setting fast times and by the end he brought

his time down to 2:00:750, a full 3 seconds faster than last year’s car and likely a new Formula 3 record for the circuit. The time put the Thai racer on pole position. As the red lights went out for the start of the race, Stuvik had a poor start and immediately lost two positions. Italy’s Giovesi and Japan’s Kanamaru shot past Sandy. However, with the cold weather, Stuvik allowed the tires to build temperature before challenging the two front runners. By the second lap Stuvik lined up the Japanese driver, got passed and moved up to second place. By this time Giovesi had gained a 100-meter lead and it would take the Thai racer seven laps to catch up. On lap nine, coming out of the second chicane, Stuvik went on

the outside of the Italian and managed to get ahead before the fast sweeping corner 10 and immediately stretched his lead. From there on until the checkered flag on lap 14, the Thai driver was unchallenged and took a dominating victory, setting the fastest lap of the race

PSC Golf from Tropical Bert's Wangjuntr (Stableford) I sometimes wonder if on a day such as this I should not try to get someone else to do the report, as I have clear views of the course that some of the others so clearly disagree with. This was my first visit to this The Highlands course, and one I had heard so much about, so I thought I would go along. I have played the other course and thought it very interesting. It is a long drive there but once you get past Greenwood it is all downhill; the trick is to go with either a kind player with a car, or jump on the bus. On arrival you drop your clubs off and walk up the steep steps to the Clubhouse. It is a fair climb but if you wait they will run you up a small flatbed with seats on. However just having arrived and looking forward to the day, most skip up the stairs like spring lambs, till near the top. The changing room is small but comfortable, but then you can walk down the steps to the caddies. Here the fun starts

as they load you on to the back of a truck and take you for a 10-minute drive through the countryside until you debark at a rest stop. With us, that is when the caddies went off with the truck to find some carts. This is a fine time to top up on water and other such goodies. When the carts arrived, we all loaded up in our carts and started the long drive, maybe 5 to 10 minutes, uphill to the first tee. We stopped at a rest stop and I was surprised to see a set of steps up the side. I then was told we teed off on this hole from the roof of the rest stop. Not bad actually, a great view down to a green that seemed a

long way away. So there we were and all we had to do to get onto the roof was drive for miles, take a pickup up a hill, take a truck to a café in the wilds, go for a drive in a cart, and climb onto a roof. And that was the easy bit. The drive, with a golf club, from the roof was very interesting as we then went down the hill in the cart and I lost Darren as he got out of his cart and went for a walk across the fairway as his ball was on the left and this was when I discovered that carts were not allowed on the course. However, so far so good; I was enjoying the fresh air and the scenery. Have you ever taken a cart and not been allowed off the cart path? You tend to walk as far as you would not take a cart and this I think is where those who enjoyed the course and those who did not parted. I have been on roller coasters that were more level. This course is amongst the most picturesque I have seen, that is undisputable, it is also the one with the biggest climbs and drops I have ever played, for me also rock solid. So here we have the difference between those who thought the course really fine and those who thought it a bit too much and gimmicky. And maybe it all has to do with age or ability. Some of the holes are so above or below it defies logic, and holes like the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ entail looking at a green way above you with flat levels every 100 yards or so. Now hit on one of these flats and you have to go from the cart to the ball and climb to the green following the ball while your caddy dashes back and fro from the cart. However, once we got to the top of the hill we were usually met with large greens in fine condition that had wicked hollows on them. Indeed one green has a pond in the middle with yellow stakes. After 13 holes I was absolutely physically beaten and they should have a health warning advising the ‘not as young as they once were’ to take out insurance before playing the course. I scored one point in the last 5 holes. Bit tough, to say the least, with shoulder and back not working and my legs aching. Oh, to be young again.

in the process. Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik is still searching for more sponsor partners to launch a bid towards the top level GP2 series. He took the winter series as a chance to gauge his performance and readiness for the 2014 racing season.

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Round over it was a reverse action all the way to Pattaya. Cart, truck, car with seats on, and a drive back when I closed my eyes. We were back early to Bert’s, but in good time the bus arrived and we could get on with the presentation, if a little late. And the scores were not very good. In the A Flight, 0 to 20, the winner was Mark West with 35 points, ahead of Mike Allidi in second with 32 points on countback, over Richard Kubicki in third. In the B Flight, the winner was Silvano Pizzato with 34 points, ahead of Jim Ferris in second with 32 points, and Don Cameron in third with 29 points. Then we discussed the course. My thoughts are that with the lay of the land this must have been a difficult course to be able to lay out. Many think it is fine and well worth a visit, once. And why not? T.T.F.N. Near pin Eddie Glinsek, Paul Alford, Tom Herrington, and Richard Kubicki Long Put Mike O’Brien and Mike Allidi


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Tips & Advice QUICK TIP Chinese wooden paddles and spoons are abundant here, so why not pick up several to use on your good stainless steel and copper pots and pans? Wood utensils help preserve your cook wear by reducing wear and tear.

Twice the Spice Dear Handy Andy, can you tell me anything about spices? Since I’ve been living in Pattaya, I find that ground herbs and spices I buy at the market seem to lose their original flavor and I must use twice the spice I used to use. Is it the climate here or just that my taste buds are fading with age? Lori It may be both, Lori, depending on your age. Babies have about 10,000 taste buds, which decline to about 9,000 by adulthood, and the number may decline further after age 50, and more so after age 60. Spices and herbs also decline with age; fresh varieties are more flavorful. As dried spices age, particularly in this hot, humid climate, their taste diminishes. You would be well- advised to buy fresh spices— which are readily available here at reasonable prices, but you’ll have to use twice the spice—or even three times as much--fresh herbs and spices to equal the quantity of dried spices called for in any given recipe. Whether buying fresh or dried, purchase only a small amount at a time to avoid spoilage. Falling Leaves There are many trees surrounding our house, Andy, and leaves constantly fall into the rain gutters on our house’s eaves. Any idea what we can do other than climbing up to clear them out every few weeks? Bart Yes, Bart. Place chicken wire over the top of the gutters all around your house. That will prevent all but the smallest of leaves from falling in and blocking the gutters. Black Mold The bottom of our shower doors are turning black, Andy. I don’t know what it is (other than ugly) and I don’t know how to get rid of it. What do you think? Henry The most common reason for a problem of that nature, Henry, is black mold. Clean it as best you can with soap, hot water and baking soda. That should remove most of the mold. Then spray with a solution of 1 part bleach and 2 parts water and allow it to soak in. When the solution has dried, spray with a solution of about half cup bleach and a liter of water. Let sit for about 15 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse with hot water. If the

mold has attacked the door sealant, you’ll probably have to strip away the sealant—after you have applied the bleach solution and rinsed--and then apply a new layer of sealant or caulk. Paint Plaint I had my condo painted less than a year ago and already the color is fading (becoming lighter) on some walls. Can you tell me the possible causes and what I can do to prevent a repeat of the experience if I decide to repaint again? Larry The first thought that comes to mind is that the surface in question is subject to strong sunlight. Some paint colors are particularly vulnerable to UV radiation (most notably, certain bright reds, blues and yellows). Beyond that, the possible reasons range anywhere from poor quality paint, leading to rapid degradation (chalking) of the paint film, to your painter having tinted a white or light paint base not intended for tinting. If and when you decide to repaint, use top-quality paint, and keep your drapes drawn. Cool Move We’re moving into a rental house for six to nine months (maybe longer) until our new home is completed. Our relatively new, top-of-theline refrigerator will not fit in the kitchen of the rental house, which already has a fridge. Our question: is there a proper way to move and store our larger refrigerator? I heard care must be taken to not disturb fluids or something, and I want to ensure it will continue to operate when our new home is ready. Jayne and Samsok When not using refrigerators or freezers for long periods of time, it is most important that you occasionally turn them on and let them run for a few hours. At a bare minimum, operate your stored refrigerator at least one hour every month. If it is allowed to remain dormant for longer periods, the mechanical parts inside the compressor may rust and corrode, causing permanent damage that cannot be repaired. When moving refrigerators, you may turn them on their side if necessary, but before plugging them in again, allow them to stand upright for the same amount of time that they were on their side. This allows for the oil to drain back into the compressor. Always store the appliances in an upright position.

Stain Bane I have a problem with stains after using those clear (or once clear) plastic storage containers for leftovers, particularly tomato sauce. It seems dish soap doesn’t remove the discoloration. Is there anything that will? Pam Make a scouring paste by mixing baking soda and water, and rub that into the stain. You can then rinse with vinegar and wash normally. Another method is to place the plastic container outside in the sun and allow the sun to bleach the stain out. To avoid stains in the first place, coat the container with cooking spray before putting things in it that stain, such as curry or tomato sauce. Easy Strip We just bought and moved into an older house here that has ghastly wallpaper in several rooms. What’s the best way to strip the unsightly paper from our walls? Phyllis If you’re lucky, the old wallpaper might be the easy-strip type. Try lifting an upper corner and pulling down. If it is easy strip, it will come away in a single sheet, leaving the backing paper behind. If the backing paper is in good condition and adheres to the wall, you can leave it in place and use it as a lining for the covering you apply. But if luck is not on your side, removing the old paper may take some work. Begin by rubbing it down with coarse abrasive paper to break down any glossy finish. Then wet down the paper and allow the water to soak in. After several minutes, when paper is thoroughly soaked, scrape it off. As an alternative, mix a handful of wall paper paste in a bucket of soapy water (or water to which a cup of fabric softener is added) and apply the mixture to the wall paper. Let soak, then wipe or scrape the paper off. Repeat application of the mixture if necessary. For real stubborn paper, a steam wallpaper stripper is the ideal tool; the combination of heat and steam removes even the thickest material. If you don’t own or can’t rent a stripper, try using a standard household steam iron. Signs of Our Times Seen in an office: After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the drain board. --Handy Andy


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Our Community Pattaya Sports Club helps school by William Macey Being able to speak English provides children with so many more career opportunities both here in Thailand and even abroad. Nigel Quennell, of Rotary Eastern Seaboard, mentioned to Pattaya Sports Club (PSC) that they donated 300 English-Thai

dictionaries to the Nongprue School for children 5 to 9 years old. The timing could not have been better, giving PSC the ideal opportunity to ask English teacher Philip Delaney if some laptops would be useful in his efforts to teach his students. To say that he jumped

at the opportunity is a slight exaggeration, but the director, a senior teacher, and Philip were overjoyed at the prospect. At a presentation attended by many of the children who will benefit from the initiative, as well as Philip and the director, PSC donated four laptops as well as four CDs related to learning English. This came about because Pattaya Sports Club was

Kipin Kapin Kapakkaan Nearly 150 participants competed in this year’s Kipin Kapin Kapakkaan pub race, raising 51,000 baht for the Father Ray Drop-In Center. The Kipin Kapin Kapakkaan is organized by Juhana ‘Gizmo’ Keronen, the Finnish expat who publishes a Finnish language magazine. For an entry fee of 500 baht, participants received a t-shirt, the back of which listed the names of 10 area bars offering runners a free drink. Bars in Jomtien, Thappraya Road and Central Pattaya took part and welcomed the racers with beer, coffee, and other beverages. Proceeds from the

Kipin Kapin Kapakkaan were donated to the Father Ray Drop-In Center on Thepprasit Road. The DropIn Center is the smallest of the projects managed by the Father Ray Foundation, but one of its most important. It is where children are assessed before being permanently placed, and offers advice, medical help, and food to poor families. Donations from the race, from Gizmo, and from his friends will make a huge difference to

given a number of laptops, programmed mainly in English, to donate to schools intent on teaching their students to read, write and speak English. Pattaya Sports Club is always happy to contribute in whatever way possible to enhance the education of Thai children. The same can be said of Rotary. We will pursue any opportunity to help children’s education.

by Derek Franklin

the children and the Center. For more information go

to www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org.


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Youth Focus Day-to-day assessment-essential to effective teaching by Justin Senior During lessons, teachers should constantly be observing, listening to, and engaging with the children they are teaching. Teachers need to develop methods for quickly checking on children’s understanding of what they have learned. Essentially, teachers also need to engage children in the process. Having said that, it must be recognized that this is much easier to do when classes are smaller and more easily manageable. A much larger class size means that the teacher is stretched such that the amount of time has to be shared with more children. In other words, the time allocated to each child is limited and watered down. The starting point for dayto-day assessment requires a shared understanding (with the children) of what is being learned--the objectives--and what we as teachers expect the children to do after they have learned it. At Mooltripakdee International School, in my Year 6 class, I normally set this out at the beginning of the lesson. However, both during

and at the end of the lesson, my assistant and I search for feedback and examine the children’s responses to work we have set. During conversations, we always try to allow for the unpredictable nature of children’s learning and have to be flexible in response. A good sense of humor is useful too. It should be noted that unless there is a strict school admissions policy that sets a minimum level English language ability needed for a child to enter the school, there will undoubtedly be students in a classroom who are unable to understand the textbooks,

and this will obviously have a direct impact on a child’s understanding, ability, and performance in the classroom (and this would be no fault of the student or teacher). So what quick methods can teachers use to check a child’s understanding of what is being learned? Well, initially teachers need to know the child’s starting point (again, this is related to English language ability). But a teacher could also do the following: Ask Questions: “What do you think about…?” “What is the evidence for this?” “What other examples are there?”

Observe and Listen: 1) A teacher can learn a lot from watching children and listening to their discussions with each other. This can be done while simply walking around the classroom. 2) A teacher should make a concerted, planned observation of weaker children who need extra support. Discuss: 1) Hold brief discussions with children to follow up any surprises in their response or behavior. 2) Hold group and individual discussions to assess children’s understanding and to identify reasons why there may have been misunderstanding.

A spectacular sports day! by Abhigyan Khullar (Year 10) Throwing, running and cheering were featured at Garden International School’s annual inter-house sports day. The event was divided into track contests and field contests. The day kicked off with the track events, which consisted of the javelin, where the spears cut through the wind faster than the eye could blink, shot putt, where people put all they had into a single throw to fling the shot putt as far as possible, and the discus, long jump and triple jump. Tiger House led with 100 points.

After a break came the field events. In the 1.5 km mini marathon, determined athletes raced through the field and cruised past the finishing line. Then came the 100m sprint where the runners shot along the track like bullets. Following this was the 400m, the 200m, and relay races where everyone took part. Finally it was time for the 800m. The afternoon featured fun events. Students hobbled through a sack race, followed by a water race--where they had to carry water in perforated tubes to fill the water bottles, and the

long- awaited tug of war. Overall winners were Cobra House with 248 points, followed by Tiger, 5 points behind, then Gecko, 7 points behind, and finally Eagle with 222 points. For more on GIS, based in Ban Chang, visit www.gardenrayong. com.

GIS talent show by Arjit Verma (Year 10)

Love was the main theme of Garden International School’s special talent show. With Valentine’s Day on everyone’s mind, it was an

excellent way for the school’s talented musicians to showcase their skills in the new-look Main Hall, which was decorated with items related to love. Musical performances, which flowed smoothly, included

soloists, duets and bands. Organized by International Baccalaureate 1 students, the show entertained the audience between performances as well, thanks to MCs Pam and Yeshwant and to jokes by Teng. Winner of the talent contest was Upside Down, who sang Taylor Swift's ‘Love Story’.

Runner up was Robert, and in third place was Shilpi. This show would not have been possible had it not been for Sarah, who organized the event with the help of other IB students. For more on GIS, based in Ban Chang, visit www. gardenrayong.com.

Marking work: Occasionally it is a good idea to do this WITH children present. Then, common errors and misconceptions can be identified; in addition, children can be personally guided on how to improve and progress. Engage children in review checks and progress checks: It’s a good idea to conduct recall tests with planned (or spontaneous) questions to assess immediately with children their knowledge and speed of recall. 2) Teachers should introduce ‘reflection checks’ to draw upon what has been learned previously, to reiterate and re-

enforce that which was learnt, and to identify areas that may need going over again. Even with a large class size some of these methods are doable. They are simple and an obvious must for teachers in any normal setting. Observing, listening to, and engaging with students helps students as it provides a means of day-today assessment. The discussion, progress, and review checks provide a quality control. Not only do these simple methods help students, they help teachers in their jobs by enabling them to keep abreast of what is going on.


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You & Your Pets Digging dog was driving us all mad

Going to the Dogs...

by Annette Foster

Bullseye, named somewhat oddly after Bill Sykes’ dog in Oliver Twist even though they don’t resemble each other at all, was a lovely pup. He was affectionate and clean from day one, barking only in an emergency or when danger threatened. We are a nuclear-type family of four and Bullseye made five. No problems whatsoever. Until Bullseye reached about the age of one, that is! Then he started digging up the carpet every time he wanted to lie down. He would scratch and scratch usually in the same spot for no apparent reason. Obviously the answer was to get rid of the carpet, which we did, and replaced it with a rug. Everything was OK for about three days and then the digging would start all over again. He even started doing it on the furniture. We were all at our wit’s end and that is very definitely understating the problem. We started to read about why dogs dig in the first place. Apparently foxes and wolves dig a den in the wild to protect their young from extremes of temperature and from predators. Could this be the reason for Bullseye’s unwelcome behavior? Unlikely, we thought, as he dug in the same spot whether it was night or day or whether the air-con was switched on or off. A neighbor suggested that Bullseye in his way was burying a bone, or some other treasured item, and then scratching later to find again whatever he had hidden in the first place. We thought this was unlikely as he always buried his bone, or whatever, in the same spot. We read on the internet that dogs with this problem tend to bury and find again in different locations, or different places in the house.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Other suggestions were that Bullseye was digging to find some small animal or prey of his imagination or even entertaining himself in a doggy way. We tried a number of solutions but none of them worked. My daughter suggested we take Bullseye for more walks, but he would return and immediately start digging up the rug again, or rather the wooden floor once we had abandoned all covering. We also tried installing fencing round the area in the lounge he loved to attack, but he simply started digging next to the obstruction, thus extending the area of the floor he was damaging. Could Bullseye be bored? Was that the reason for his irritating behavior? Well we bought most of the doggie toys in the shop but none of them made any difference. Giving him doggie chews was another complete waste of time. We took Bullseye to the vet and he suggested keeping him outside. This did not work either as he would commence digging whenever we let him in. Bullseye loved the garden but never, ever, dug there. We asked ourselves if there could ever be a solution. Just as we were beginning to despair, my mother-in-law suggested buying one of those circular beds with a raised edge which could be used as a pillow. Wearily I trudged off to the pet shop on what I assumed was another wasted expedition and pointless expense. Wrong again! Bullseye curled up in the bed on first inspecting it and has never dug in the house since. Never despair, eh?

Cats for You in Pattaya Mickey

Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed. Interestingly, while 90 percent of humans are right handed, the remaining 10 percent of lefties also tend to be male.

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

Unlike people, cats don't drink water with their meals, so it's helpful to place their water bowls some distance from the food bowl or tray. This helps prevent food getting into the water—and vice versa—and avoids spilling the water if someone bumps into the bowl. Cats will actually drink more if their water and food are in different spots. Also, it’s important to remember that cats (and dogs, too!) must have access to fresh water at all times; replace your pet’s drinking water every day to keep it fresh.

Dr. Peters is the author of three informative and entertaining books about household pets. They include Our Amazing Cats, and Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2, now available from Amazon Books and at www.ouramazingcats.com. Her newest book is Our Amazing Dogs. To download ebook versions of any or all three books (about 200 baht each), go to http://youniquesolutions.com/3Books.html. Dr. Peters also publishes a free newsletter, The Kitty Times. To subscribe, go to: http://www.theproblemcat.com. (Proceeds from book sales help support abandoned cats; the books help support your emotional health through their heartwarming stories.)

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 long-term 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/

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This pair of lovely boys are the life and soul of the party. If there is any mischief to get up to then these two will be in the middle of it! It would be great to find a home where they can be together.

This little fellow was rescued near Jomtien. Initially we thought that he had a broken leg but thankfully it was just a strain. When he arrived he was covered from head to toe in fleas so the first job was to give him a bath. He is fattening up nicely now.

>> Molly

Molly has been with us for about 2 years now. She is a bit shy and tends to hide away when we have visitors. However, once she gets to know you she will give you lots of love and cuddles. She’s one of our favorite girls.

>> Charlie

Here we have an old favorite Charlie or Charles. This lovely, bouncy cat needs a very special home because, sadly, he is deaf and has only a small amount of vision in one eye. So he needs a very secure place to stay as he is most keen to get out and about. He must be the only cat in the house as he doesn’t like competition on four legs.


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Solution Issue 12

Brain Tester 1. What is the official name of London’s Drury Lane theatre? 2. What male voice is between a bass and a tenor? 3. Whom did George W. Bush defeat to become president for the first time? 4. In the bible, who was King David’s father? 5. Which England soccer manager was born in Burnley, Lancashire? 6. How many Colombo episodes were there – 69 or 79 or 89? 7. Mycology is the study of what? 8. In 1941 which American defined the Four Freedoms? 9. Who is older Tony Blair or Pierce Brosnan? 10. What relation was Queen Victoria to George IV?

11. What was Adam Ant’s first top ten hit? 12. How many FA cup finals did Roy Keane play in? 13. Who was the only unmarried woman in Cluedo? 14. In which show were you pleased to be on the Hotspot? 15. Who first asked contestants to Come on Down? 16. James Dean died during the filming of which movie? 17. Which was the second Carry On film? 18. Who was replaced by Betty Hutton in Annie Get Your Gun? 19. What was Mussolini’s best known nickname? 20. Which pier is forever associated with George Orwell?

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