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fter trial runs in Pattaya and Phuket, the tourist court initiative is now spreading fast in Thailand. A new Bangkok venue opened in Pathumwan municipal court last month and 15 more are planned nationwide in the next year. The tourist courts aim to deliver quick and fair rulings in usually minor cases involving foreign holidaymakers who may not be in Thailand long enough to wait for the normal, lengthy proceedings. Secretary-General of the Judiciary Office, Phattarasak Vannasaeng, said that the initiative had already drawn praise from embassies, the media and the travelling public.

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Pattaya opened the first tourist court in September last year after concerns that the Thai judicial system was not coping adequately with short-term visitors. However, the new courts are not separate from the traditional judiciary but can settle consumer protection and civil cases, including Jet Ski ripoffs, provided both parties agree to the arbitration. Another advantage of the tourist court is to take witness statements from vacationers, including video-conferencing, without their needing to turn up at a subsequent trial. Continued on page 6


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News Street vendor stabs tourist

Polish national Andrew Kuswik was stabbed when he came to the assistance of two Russian women on Walking Street. The 47-yearold tourist said he noticed two Russian women haggling with a street vendor over the price of a trinket. So he decided to assist but was unable to

communicate with the vendor because they did not speak each other’s language. An argument ensued and the vendor stabbed the tourist in the arm. He was treated at Banglamung Hospital. Police are following up on the incident, but Kuswik could not remember what his assailant looked like.

Robbery in North Pattaya

Iranian tourist Mohammad Safai-rad, 61, returned to his North Pattaya room to find the door lock had been jimmied and his room safe stolen. A thief escaped with about 30,000 baht. Believing it was an

inside job involving more than one person, police questioned the building staff. The security guard claimed to have seen nothing unusual, despite there being only one entrance to the building. Investigations continue.

Dead woman wrapped in plastic The decomposed body of an unidentified woman was discovered on the open deck above a French restaurant in South Pattaya. About 20 years old with shoulder-length hair, the woman--whose corpse is in an advanced state of decay after about two months--is thought to have been strangled. The body, wrapped in a plastic bag and covered with wood and a blanket, was discovered when a neighbor complained about a strong stink, prompting the

restaurant owner to have the roof checked. Police were told that the door leading to the roof was permanently locked and the area had not been used for months. A women working in the area, Dao Boonsawas, had reported to the police that her relative living nearby had gone missing. Investigators surmise that the murderer was a foreigner but declined to say more, fearing the additional information would cause the guilty person to flee the country.

Diner stabbed in restaurant

A 21-year-old man from Buriram was stabbed twice while eating with friends in a Pattaya restaurant. Worawit Saengaroon said he was eating quietly with friends when a man from a neighboring table approached and asked why he was staring. Worawit denied

any such action. Nevertheless, the man stabbed him in the arm and back, then fled with his female companion. Worawit fell to the floor as police and emergency services were called to the scene. The victim’s parents said they would file a police complaint.

Pattaya hotel suffers fire Firemen were called to the Apex Hotel on Second Road when fire broke out, possibly arising from an electrical short. Upon smelling smoke, hotel guests rushed from the building carrying their belongings. Several fire engines were summoned and doused the flames for more than hour before the fire was totally extinguished. No injuries were reported. Inquiries continue to determine the fire’s cause.


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News Honda presents new Civic Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has introduced the New Honda Civic with an enhanced sporty sense from sporty aero parts and an exclusive sport emblem. The car has new front, side, and rear under spoilers, a wing-type trunk spoiler, and an exhaust pipe finisher with a sport emblem. It’s available in two variations, the 2.0 ES AT NAVI and the 1.8 ES AT. Interiors feature 7” advanced touch display audio with smartphone connectivity function,

hdmi port, and multi-angle rear view camera. Standard safety features include dual SRS airbags, vehicle stability assist, anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake force distribution. Prices range from 780,000 baht to 1,145,000 baht. Four colors are on offer: Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver (metallic), Crystal Black (pearl) and Modern Steel Grey (metallic).

For more information go to www. honda.co.th/th/civic

Contest for honeymooners The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched another social media campaign to entice newly-weds to try to win a week-long honeymoon trip. The joint campaign with Thai Airways International and 21 hotels and volunteer operators is designed to capitalize on a rapidly-growing trend for married couples seeking new ways to add meaning to their honeymoons or anniversaries by Honeyteering, that is, doing local volunteer activity while honeymooning. The contest, “Honeyteering–We got so much love to give,” offers a trip to Thailand. Couples may enter until July 31. Sugree Sithivanich (center), TAT deputy governor, said contestants can

choose their Honeyteering activity such as teaching English conversation in a local school, working in a local community, protecting the marine environment, or helping on a nature

project. The choice of destinations offered include Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Samui. For further information go to www.honeyteeringthailand.com


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Pattaya Marches On! Thailand’s favorite beach resort seems to have ignored the political troubles in Bangkok over the past few months. Pattaya tourist arrivals remain buoyant and almost 10 million visitors, domestic and foreign, are expected to visit the city in the calendar year 2014, generating income of 170 billion baht. The top nine tourism markets for Pattaya are Russia, China,

Germany, the Middle East, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Britain and Eastern Europe. Although Britain has certainly slipped from its number one position throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, there are nonetheless record numbers of Brits applying for one-year retirement visas. There is also evidence that some British tourists are now including several Southeast Asian countries in their itinerary,

especially Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar, rather than spending their entire vacation in Thailand. A recent poll, conducted by Pattaya Today, suggested that most overseas tourists knew clearly that demonstrations in Bangkok did not overlap with Pattaya. One respondent said, “Pattaya is always a fun city, so it’s just a question of bypassing Bangkok when political tensions run high.” Asked about their reservations, 92 percent said Pattaya’s problems were largely related to weak law enforcement, especially street crime and Jet Ski rip-offs. Only eight percent of 120 respondents mentioned political instability in the country as a disincentive to tourists. Chonburi province now has more than 500 hotels and 50 tourism sites to serve its growing tourism industry which is a key revenue earner. The resort’s proximity to Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi airport, an hour and a half ’s drive away, is invariably mentioned as a plus for the beach resort. Latest figures from Pattaya’s hoteliers give an occupancy rate of around 75 percent, especially in the four- and five-star luxury sectors.

Meanwhile Veranda Group, the luxury hotel company, has this month boosted confidence by agreeing to spend at least 2 billion baht, excluding land costs, to build its fourth property in Pattaya. Located on Na Jomtien beach, the mixed-use property will consist of the 150room Veranda Resort and Spa and also the Veranda Residence Pattaya Condominium which will have 364 units and four villas. The scheduled completion date is 2016. Property gurus say that an

underestimated factor in Pattaya’s continued popularity is its improved infrastructure. The availability of first-class hospital care, good schools and impressive shopping and entertainment facilities to rival Bangkok all play a part in encouraging property investment on the Eastern Seaboard. A City Hall spokesman added, “Pattaya has long discarded its traditional image of offering only night clubs to the visitor. It’s become a vibrant and sophisticated city in its own right.”

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The head of all Thai police, General Adul Saengsingkaew, visited Pattaya Police Station where he witnessed the ongoing training of traffic police who committed to improve the flow of traffic throughout the city.

Volunteers assist the elderly

Following 70 hours of training, 40 voluntary workers visited pensioners in the Naklua area to offer health checks and advice on exercise and accident prevention in the home. The program is seen as a positive response to the growing number of aged residents here who are living largely or wholly on their own.

Honest taxi driver tipped

A lucky Iranian tourist got back his 50,000 baht after a driver reported his find at Pattaya Police Station. Wichean Ponkongh, 58, a Chonburi-based taxi driver, said he had transported three Iranian tourists from U-tapao airport to Pattaya. After dropping his fares, the driver found an envelope containing the cash and contacted Pattaya Police. It was confirmed that 25-year-old Ramin Rajaeetabar had reported that he had lost his holiday money. The Iranian gave the taxi driver a modest reward.

Local government officials inspected Nokkrayang Canal in response to complaints from locals that the waterway was unfenced and had led to people falling in, especially at night. The Pattaya City Council is deliberating whether the threat warrants building a fence.


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News Benigirls Mayor helps visit Pattaya raise funds Direct from New York the Benigirls will perform a t B e n i h a n a Ja p a n e s e Steakhouse from April 17 to 22. Benihana, the renowned Japanese Steakhouse, offers My Kitchen is Your Table. 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 please contact 038 412 120 ext.1395.

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and guests attend the annual Gold Leaf ritual at Nong Yai temple, North Pattaya, to cast the image of Luang Por Sothorn and to raise funds to help reconstruct the buildings.

Orientation at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

Supatra Chirathivat, executive vice president, Office of Policy Management for Corporate Relations and CSR, Central Group Co., Ltd. and senior vice president for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels and Resorts, presided at the Capital Market Academy (CMA) class 17-18 dinner party at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

CMA provides intensive training in equity investment to executives. More than 300 participants were welcomed by the hotel’s Robert John Lohrmann, general manager, George Kenton, executive assistant manager, Rooms Division, and Wuthisak Pichayagan, executive assistant manager, Food and Beverage.

Changes to British passport services in Thailand From now on, British nationals should submit their passport application, in person by appointment only, to the UK Visa Application Centre in Bangkok. The application will then be sent on to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK for processing. All the information needed to complete the passport application process, including the address and contact details for the UK Visa Application Centre, is available at www.gov.uk/overseaspassports. Those who cannot find the information on the website may call the Passport Advice line on +44 300 222 0000 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. UK time, or e-mail overseasNewportCCC@hmpo. gsi.gov.uk. Urgent travel If a British national needs to travel urgently and their normal passport is not available they should contact the Consular Assistance team in Bangkok, telephone +66 (0)2 305 8333 or e-mail consularenquiriesbangkok@fco.gov.uk.

In certain circumstances consular staff may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document, but this is not a substitute for a full UK passport. About applying for a British passport - British nationals should avoid applying for their passport at the last minute. An application to renew a passport can be made at any time. Any remaining validity up to nine months will be transferred from the old passport to the new one. - It is not advisable to book travel before receiving the new passport. The British government cannot accept responsibility for costs incurred if travel is booked and subsequently cancelled before the passport has been received. Information on processing times can be found at: www.gov.uk/overseas-passports. - The passport and supporting documents will be delivered to the UK Visa Application Centre; applicants must collect them in person. They will contact

the applicant--using the details in the application form--when the passport and documents are ready to collect. The applicant must bring photo ID with them to collect the passport.


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News Tourist courts successful Continued from page 1 The courts can also award compensation, for example following a serious accident involving loss of life. Pattaya tourist court’s first-ever case was to settle compensation after two Chinese tourists were killed in a speedboat accident last August. In this case the speedboat operators agreed to arbitration whilst the criminal case against the driver was referred to the normal criminal court. The tourist courts do not try serious criminal cases against foreigners, for example involving drugs or serious assaults, and those accused of most crimes must apply for bail and await their case in the normal way. Nor can the court impose settlements against the will of one party or the other. Such disputes have to be referred to the traditional courts. The Pattaya tourist court has so far handled over 30 cases, mostly civil suits involving tourists, and most of them have been settled. A much larger number of cases, almost 200, have been heard by the Phuket court. It is not

More fake goods confiscated

Family of two Chinese tourists who were killed in a speedboat accident in August 2013

clear why there is such a large discrepancy, but it is likely related to the much heavier international publicity about scams and cheating in the southern resort. If a foreigner wishes to approach the tourist court, he or she must first obtain a police station report about the incident in question. The tourist should then present this document and others in his possession, including photographs of the incident and witness statements (if any), at the Pattaya tourist court which is lodged in the main court buildings in Jomtien on Thappraya Road, open to the public in office hours. Official

translators in various languages are used extensively. Observers say that the majority of cases brought to the attention of the tourist court are complaints from foreigners about personal security, thefts, unfair business dealings, credit card fraud, scams and minor injuries. However, some well-known scams persist – especially the Jet Ski menace. This is likely because tourists who are pressured to pay excessively for small or non-existent damage may be discouraged by the operators from seeking outside intervention, or told they will end up paying even more if they don’t settle on the spot.

Police descended in force on Second Road and hauled away fake-brand clothes, shoes, sunglasses, and watches valued at about two million baht. A Pattaya police spokesman said the

government had ordered the city’s law enforcers to pay particular attention to the problem of faux brands because of the prevalence of the problem on the Eastern Seaboard.

Chinese tour guide killed in crash

Bystanders detain scissors attacker

A would-be thief wielding a pair of scissors was subdued by locals when the assailant tried robbing a German tourist on Pattaya beach, opposite the Tropicana Hotel. The alleged attacker, 41-year-old Pun Krasae,

was held by locals until the arrival of police. A shirt vender, 34-year-old Nattasit Tetrit, said he came to the rescue of the foreigner when he heard a woman shouting that a farang was being robbed.

Mysterious drowning in North Pattaya Police rushed to North Pattaya Beach in response to reports that a corpse was floating off shore. They recovered the body of an Asianlooking man wearing trousers and an orange t-shirt. One of his shoes was found on a marker buoy, used for describing the area of safe swimming, which led police to speculate that the deceased had been drunk and perhaps was leaping from one buoy to another-unsuccessfully. Foreign embassies have been queried to determine if one of their nationals is missing.

An accident outside Pattaya Floating Market resulted in the death of a Chinese tour guide. A pickup vehicle (without a license plate) crashed into the back of a stationary tour bus which, in turn, hit 25-year-old Liu Miaoya, a guide working for Lucky Sky Express Company. She was pronounced dead at the scene, having

suffered multiple injuries. The driver of the pickup escaped with minor injuries, and two bystanders suffered broken bones and were rushed to the hospital. A witness said the pickup was speeding along Sukhumvit Road toward Sattahip and swerved before mounting a pedestrian walkway.

Dane killed in crash

A 67-year-old Danish national was killed when his motorbike crashed into a van on Sukhumvit Road. Ole Laursen was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The van driver, Mormo Hasdaeng, said he had not time to avoid Laursen’s motorbike when the Dane turned directly into the path of the van and against the traffic signal. The Danish embassy has been notified.


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Young talent abounds Handicapped training expands

Students from 21 local schools competed in the final round of the Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent Contest 2014 at the Tiffany Theatre. The youngsters performed in such categories as piano, singing, etc., for scholarships worth 1,000 baht, which went to the topfive entrants from each school. Judges were drawn mainly from the Yamaha Music School and Tiffany. Entertainer Bee Peerapat was on hand to sing and lend encouragement.

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and other city officials attended a seminar at the Father Ray Foundation Center for the Handicapped, a vocational training facility for young men and women. The numbers in training have grown rapidly in recent years from 20 to 105 currently. A new four-storey building encompassing 3,200 sqm is under construction. Expanded computer training will be emphasized.


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News Tiffany Pattaya celebrates 49 years

Tiffany Pattaya is celebrating its 49th birthday with the installation of new sound and visual technology and emphasis for all genders to encourage “fair play for all.� The home of

the Pattaya International Queen Contest for the last 17 years, Tiffany also plans customized shows which will be available in foreign countries.

Elephants enjoy gut-buster breakfast

On Thai Elephant Day, 52 elephants housed at Nong Nooch Garden were treated to nearly two tons of fruit and sugar cane. Foreign and local tourists celebrated the event with the elephants, regarded as sacred animals in traditional Thai culture.

Meeting focuses on child welfare

Child exploitation was one of several concerns discussed at a meeting called by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Other topics included Cambodian

Mike staff cleans up the beach Mike Shopping Mall executives and workers performed a mammoth job cleaning up Pattaya beach between Soi 6 and the top of Walking Street. The intention was to improve the environment, raise the level of tourist safety, and reduce pollution.

children and others living adjacent to construction sites and the need for cooperation among NGOs in the battle against child trafficking. The group,

meeting at the Child Protection and Development Center, was called upon to pay more attention to such problems, especially with ASEAN imminent.


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Power Jam at Havana Bar With 13 years of experience, Power Jam Band is one of the longest, if not the longest, band in Pattaya having played in the resort city for almost a decade and has unsurprisingly garnered a strong following. The band has now found a new home at Havana Bar playing every Monday to Saturday from 8:30 pm until 11:30 pm. With their passion for music and undoubtedly friendly personalities, band members Joy, Joann, Benjo, Dondon, Dennis and Jr are guaranteed to give you the best musical experience and a wonderful night. Watch the Power Jam Band perform your favorite tunes from oldies to new hits, which turns the lively Havana Bar into a perfect night time venue. The band is equipped with an extensive repertoire from pop, rock, rhythm & blues, Latin to ballroom, not to mention Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Indian songs. Power Jam Band is truly versatile musically and also has strength in musical arrangement. The band creates new sounds and takes a unique approach with each song choice to attain originality, which is one of the strong points of the band.

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Havana Bar invites you to enjoy a live band performance and experience the one and only retro-Cuban chic bar in Pattaya.


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Mantra wine dinner - viva Malbec! Argentina A new world red wine delight Pattaya wine lovers by John K. Lindgren

Pattaya's chic Mantra Bar & Restaurant at Amari Pattaya, Siam Winery and Chakana Andean Wines, Argentina, recently hosted an Argentinian wine dinner. It’s 7 p.m. Welcome cocktails in the bar a Spanish Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sparkling Chardonnay with canapés. The guests Pattaya and Bangkok wine aficionados and selected media. At Mantra’s grand dining room the Malbec dinner starts with a presentation by Chakana Andean Wines export manager, Francisco Garcia Burgos. First dish: Lamb tenderloin and baby spinach salad, goat’s cheese, butternut pumpkin and homemade semi-dried tomatoes paired with Chakana Malbec 2012. In the glass dark crimson, fullbodied new world wine. On the palate: fruit, plums and red berries, with a touch of chocolate. Our second wine: Chakana Estate Malbec 2012 and spicy seafood and tomato broth grilled chorizo sausage and cream cheese. A Latino fusion on the plate and in wine glass Chorizo and and Malbec. Excellente! Main course. Go fish. Pan-fried Andaman king sea bass with parsley-parmesan crust, olive oil– balsamic soya sauce, oven-baked wild mushroom risotto in vine tomato. Washed down with good “old world” Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Italy, 2012. Onwards: Fine cheese assortment, fresh baguette and dried fruits. The wine: Chakana Estate Selection Malbec 2011. What a Malbec! Saturated, deep ruby-red, loaded aromas of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. Big wine, silky and a tad sweet with a long finish. Here the Mantra wine dinner ends on a high Malbec note. Bravo! Mantra, Siam Winery and Chakana Andean Wines, Argentina. Gracias.

Movers & Shakers returned to Pattaya More than 200 guests were at Havana Bar for the year’s first Movers & Shakers networking party, sponsored and hosted by Kingdom Property, A Plus Property and Bartercard. The event at the Holiday Inn Pattaya venue began with an al fresco meet-and-greet reception for entrepreneurs from the Eastern Seaboard before guests moved on to free flow beer, red and white wine, soft drinks, and assorted finger foods.

Hippo wine dinner Dinner guests were treated to free wine at a wine tasting at the newly-opened Hippopotamus Grill Restaurant at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The restaurant chain, which offers breed-specific meat, features a diverse selection of steaks and grilled dishes with a French touch, including classic rib eye steak, tomato tartare salad with avocado, and the Hippo cheese burger.


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Pattaya Music Festival draws 300,000 Last weekend’s Pattaya Music Festival attracted more than 300,000 residents and visitors and pumped an estimated 700 million baht in revenues into the local economy. One of the largest and longest-running events of its kind in Southeast Asia, the three-day extravaganza featured a diverse mix of musical modes ranging from jazz and pop to reggae and rock at four venues spanning Beach Road from North Pattaya to Bali Hai Pier.


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Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya donates to temple Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya donated money and wood to help renovate Wat Pa Piyamit in Banglamung. Seen in photo are hotel staff members, including training manager Atcharaporn Namdee (center).

Herbalife Fun Run & Walk attracts 400 Herbalife’s Fun Run & Walk event drew more than 400 independent distributors to Pattaya for an energetic parade of athletes. The fundraiser helped support the CASA Herbalife project. Participants covered 5 kilometers beginning at the wind turbine on Ban Amphur beach and taking them through local hotspots.

Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya wins first place in parade HOT SUMMER PROMOTION 20% off everything except set menu

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya’s float “Jungle” took first place in the St. Patrick Day’s parade 2014. In photo, parade chairman Father Michael Picharn Jaiseri (left), vice president of the Father Ray Foundation, presents the winning certificate to the hotel’s Wuthisak Pichayagan, executive assistant manager, F&B.

Park Plaza donates to Thammarug Foundation Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok donated 240 pieces of discarded linens to Thammarug Foundation at Wat Phrabatnampu (AIDS Temple and Life Museum) in Lopburi. Donation of the used linens, intended for children and AIDS patients at the Lopburi temple, is part of the hotel’s foundation to help people in need.

Baan Maikhao students visit Splash Jungle

Seventy students from Baan Maikhao School visit Splash Jungle Water Park at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket. In back row, center, is Andreas Korf, hotel general manager.


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Cooking class for Dusit Club members

Dusit Thani Pattaya executive chef Alistair Carter (back row, middle) conducted a weekend cooking class for the Dusit Executive Club. Winning dish creations were awarded dining vouchers and participants received a Dusit Cooking Book, Alistair’s recipes, a photo keepsake, and a Dusit apron and hat. In line with the theme, the hotel’s entertainment team, The Honeybees, performed a Hawaiian dance number. Also in photo are resident manager Neoh Kean Boon (left) and Tanaphol Rodpinyo, director of corporate sales (right, third row).

Celebrity at Centara Grand Modus Resort

Smile Today shoots at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

STAY TASTY. A festival of flavours for you to enjoy. Celebrate Thai Traditional New Year ‘Songkran Day’ with your friends and family. Savour an International cuisine and fresh local BBQ seafood buffet dinner during 12 to 15 April 2014 from 6.00pm to 10.00pm at Café G. Price at THB 950 net per person and kids aged 12 years old and below eat FREE*. Café G, level 4th of Holiday Inn Pattaya To book call 038 725555 Terms and conditions apply

Channel 7 television announcer Sasina Wimuttanon and her family seen during their holiday at Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya. In photo (left to right) are Alex Jureeratana, resort general manager, Sasina, Porpeang and Suvit Wimuttanon, and Nattapong Kanungkid, front office manager.

DJ and TV host Pisud “Toy” Srikwanjai (second from right) seen at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya during filming of his TV program Smile Today. Also in photo is hotel PR manager Parapa Teerasoontornkul (right) and hotel staff.

Russian Agents honored by Royal Cliff

At special ceremony, Royal Cliff Hotels Group presented plaques and certificates of appreciation to top Russian travel agents and partners. The awards were presented to each agent by Panga Vathanakul, Group managing director, and Victor Kriventsov, director of sales and marketing. Tez Tour was once again named Top Russian Agent. A cocktail reception followed the annual ceremony.

Rajabhat Chiang Rai University visits Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya A group from Rajabhat Chiang Rai University inspects Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya during a field trip. Also in photo is George Kenton (right), executive assistant manager rooms.


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Mick & Di The Big Fish at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya The Food Lovers

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A magical mystery tour of the unexpected The latest hospitality location to join Pattaya’s plethora of 5-star hotels is the extraordinary Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya. Forget the quotidian in interior design forget everything you have seen, experienced or viewed in the past and be prepared to be amazed. This remarkable pleasure dome oozes, screams and shouts with raw design and vibrant colors inspired by modern pop culture, folklore and fantasy. Eclectic imaginings of a visual artist have been inspirational in creating a modern art gallery hotel with 268 guestrooms and suites. Quirky design features and recycled materials are enhanced by home comforts and modern amenities to create highly appealing spaces where guests can marvel at the daring design of this conceptual establishment. Mick and I visited recently and were (truly) gob-smacked by the size and scope of this idiosyncratic hotel. Drawing on the rich motoring heritage of the founding Phornprapha family, cars and their mechanics are inspirational to the décor as is the ocean and its fishy inhabitants. The Car Bar on the ground floor reveals surprises at every turn, jeeps, rickshaws and even a suspended flying car form the decorative element while exotic molecular cocktails and traditional Thai snacks (with a twist) are given

the inimitable Siam@Siam Pattaya stamp. Journey to The Big Fish on the 6th floor and the environment plunges you headfirst into the fantasy world of the ocean; jelly fish lamps adorn the ceiling, a fish tail forms the bar with industrially conceived elements of naval ships and submarines all vying for attention. We were welcomed in the restaurant by the marketing communication and public relations manager, Satachai “Pob” Thongrubkew, and the executive chef, Chatree “Long” Wongsriphaisan, and swiftly served two signature cocktails for tasting. “Tom Kha The Cocktail” was a unique taste sensation, visually it was amazing, a profusion of dry ice billowing from a

martini glass and taste wise imparted a considerable spicy kick to awaken the senses. The other cocktail was called “The Mumbai Story,” a Bombay gin base with triple sec and generously laden with passion fruit. Long commenced his training at The Oriental in Bangkok and then went on to join some of the premium fine dining establishments in the capital. His contemporary Thai menu is intense with marine wealth, but is also studded with culinary nuggets from the western world albeit fused with Southeast Asian twists and turns. We started our meal with a strawberry savory salad studded with walnuts, orange segments and cream cheese bubbles. Tossed with an excellent strawberry/balsamic dressing it proved a refreshing approach to a cleansing starter salad. Other starters offer larb moo (spicy minced pork salad), seafood fritto misto with a wasabi tartar and a sesame salad or a fiery grilled beef salad with chili paste, lemongrass and fresh mint (B.250). One-dish meals are a popular choice here with noodles heading the list; Chan rice noodles are served with white prawns, bean sprouts, peanuts and a tamarind sauce or their signature Siam@Siam Pattaya fried rice which offers a choice of chicken, crab meat, pork, prawns and a fried egg (B.290). Wanton Mille Feuille fuses culinary techniques from the west and east combining layers of crispy wanton with prawns, tofu, bean sprouts and tamarind sauce. We chose the special chicken skewers accompanied by peanut sauce and pickled sweet cucumber. Although satay-motivated the pieces are bigger forming a substantial skewer, the sauce however is a wonderful peanut concoction to slather and smear over the tender chicken. For burger lovers the beef patties here are gourmet in the extreme. Their house burger is 150 grams of minced prime Wagyu beef,

topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and a fried egg and served in either a sesame or black ink bun. For even more luxury overload the Truffle Burger presents not only Wagyu beef but also black truffles with onion rings and potato wedges (B.420). A quintet of pizzas is showcased from Margarita through Milano, Krapraw seafood to Hawaiian and a connoisseur’s truffle paste with Parma ham, Parmesan and arugula. We then chose to sample pla thod nam pla (filet of sea bass, chili and green mango salsa). Deep fried to succulent crispness and offset by the sweetness of the mango salsa it was delightful. All the main courses shine through with chef’s global techniques. Dishes such as Australian beef strip loin with sticky rice and spicy tamarind sauce (B.300), stuffed baby squid with minced pork in Thai green curry, or slow cooked Australian lamb shank in Massaman curry with Thai sweet potatoes, roasted peanuts and shallots. The fantasy décor continues on the 24th and 25th floors where the theme moves to the mythical forest of The Roof Mixology inspired by the Himmapan legend. It is believed that these forests are located below the Buddhist heavens and are invisible to the eyes of mortals who can never approach or enter. The forest concept segues into The Roof restaurant where seasonal meals can be enjoyed under a gazebo or The Roof Wet Edition where evening dips in the pool can be enjoyed accompanied by tapas and molecular cocktails. Head further up to The Roof Chilled Edition where French or Thai cuisine is served in the open-air cinema to the backdrop of classic and newly released movies.

The Big Fish

6th Floor, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Pattaya Second Road opposite Big C Tel: 038 930 600 www.siamatpattaya.com


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Fruit Tart INGREDIENTS

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COOKING METHOD Melt dark chocolate in oven for 5-10 seconds in a bowl. Add chocolate pop into the bowl, stir well and allow it to be completely cool. Put the chocolate pop mixture on a dish as the tart base. Gently fill vanilla cream to cover the base in an even layer. Arrange mango, blackberry, dragon fruit, strawberry, and kiwi on top of vanilla cream.

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


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The Great Hornbill Bistro & Wine Shop Enjoy the vineyard experience without leaving the city

One of the first large scale wineries in Thailand (established in 1989) is the Khao Yai Winery at the edge of the National Park, 300 to 380 meters above sea level. Producing the famous PB Valley range of superior wines it was the birthplace of wine production in Thailand. The vineyard is a popular destination not only for the daily wine tasting tours but also for a visit to the famous The Great Hornbill Grill. Now, however, Bangkok can boast its very own mini vineyard and its own The Great Hornbill Bistro. Nestled into the heart of Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 39, it is a breath of fresh air in the city and you can escape to a vineyard without ever leaving the city. This sister venue to the one in Khao Yai follows the same principles right down to the country cottage feel and décor. Mick and I were invited to meet the personable manager, Heribert Gaksch, and to sample the dishes that make this unique bistro such a draw to tourists and locals alike. Heribert is an Austrian national and some items on his menu reflect his love for the cuisine of his homeland with house specials like roast pork knuckle. However, Chef Jom Vayupak’s culinary expertise is firmly in the mode of contemporary international and a whole profusion of modern dishes are included in his repertoire. Entering through the leafy terrace and into the rustic bistro with its barrique room housing genuine oak

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with an assortment of vibrant leaves including rocket, cherry tomatoes, chukka wakame, fried bean curd, and grapes sprinkled with sesame seeds and accompanied by an interesting hoisin sauce. A brilliant healthy start to our Great Hornbill dinner. A delightfully crisp quesadilla followed tucked with a profusion of flavors including tomatoes, onion, spinach, mushroom, sour cream, chilli and cheese-it was sensational. Also served with another interesting salsa with the citrus element provided by pomegranate seeds and the more robust facet of miso and sesame oil--we loved it. For the next wine tasting we moved on to a PB Khao Yai Reserve Shiraz 2011. With its powerful elegance of cinnamon, nutmeg and oak we enjoyed it immensely. To accompany this wine we tasted another house specialty from their pizza menu, calzone. Perfect pizza dough had been folded and shaped like a half moon and stuffed with tomato and mozzarella it was liberally doused with an exceedingly flavorful arriabata sauce. Steamed clams followed served in a garlicky white wine sauce with lemon (B.190). The Great Hornbill Bistro with its vineyard setting and informal atmosphere is a super find in the city. From 11 a.m. all-day breakfasts are available. Organic egg recipes the likes of smoked salmon eggs Benedict (B.260), breakfast burritos or steak and eggs are top-sellers here. Ditto the spicy pork goulash (B.180), the GHB club sandwich, and the classic fish and chips. Thai fusion dishes complete the menu highlighting Chef Jom’s love of his homeland’s cuisine.

The Great Hornbill Bistro and Wine Shop Sukhumvit 39 Road, Bangkok Open from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m. Tel: 02 262 0030 ext 321 Email: hospitality@pb-partners.com www.facebook.com/TheGreatHornbill. Bistro www.khaoyaiwinery.com

barrels it immediately appeals. The casual relaxed atmosphere invites informal gatherings and laid-back eating. With an outstanding selection of PB wines, many by the glass and an extensive menu to satisfy all the day’s needs from breakfast to dinner it is a veritable gem in the city. As we sipped the first pouring of the evening, a glass of mellow Chenin Blanc, we took time to read the many inspirational quotes that Jom has thoughtfully etched onto the windows. We commenced with a refreshing healthy salad packed

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F&B Promotions Frozen Summer Vodka Cocktails

Gourmet Chocolate Buffet

at Infiniti restaurant and Latitude Lounge, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

at Dusit Gourmet Corner, Dusit Thani Pattaya

Sheraton Pattaya resort invites you to enjoy the Frozen Vodka Cocktail creations and warm welcoming breeze at Infiniti Restaurant and Latitude Lounge. Blending tropical fruits with premium vodkas and ice will help you chill out on a warm relaxing day. Choose any or all of these refreshing creations for only 320++ baht throughout April and May: Blue Wonder – Blue Curaçao, Malibu, lime juice and coconut milk Freeze My Heart – Midori, Crème de Banana and lime juice Tropical Cooler – Triple sec, mango juice, orange juice, lime juice and grenadine syrup Berry Delight – Raspberry syrup, lime juice, mango Juice

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; Opera gateaux; Chocolate truffle lollipops; Lime and white chocolate; Chocolate and passion fruit delight and many other chocolate creations. This promotion is priced at 255++ baht per person. Tea or coffee included. Available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm.

For more information, please call 038 259 888 or email info.pattaya@sheraton.com

For more information, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2476.

Pizza Carnival

Homemade Easter Goodies

at A-One Hotel Pattaya

at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

This month of April, A-One Hotel Pattaya recommends Pizza Carnival promotion with eight varieties of pizza flavor to choose from: Pizza Arugula & Parma Ham, Pizza Arugula & Smoked Salmon, Seafood Pizza, Pizza Island Delight, Veggie Pizza, Pizza with Ground Beef & Onion, Pizza with Tuna & Peas, and Pizza Margherita.

Throughout the month of April, Easter chocolate treats are available at Vistas in the form of mini chocolate eggs, chocolate bird nests, and special Easter egg cupcakes with prices starting at just 30++ baht. Vistas Lobby Lounge, located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, opens daily from 9:00-22:00 hrs. Special buy 1, get 1 free on all cakes during happy hours between 19:00-22:00 hrs.

For more information, call 038 259 555.

Songkran celebration night

For more information or reservations, please contact 038 301 234 ext 4280.

Benigirls visit Pattaya Direct from New York, the Benigirls will perform at Benihana Japanese Steakhouse from Thursday, 17 April, to Tuesday, 22 April. Don’t miss this electrifying show. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

Songkran 2014 Celebration at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya invites you and your family to celebrate the Thai traditional New Year’s Festival “Songkran” on 14 April 2014 with the “Songkran Beach BBQ” buffet dinner and enjoy the resort’s activities which will take you back to Thai traditional atmosphere and culture. Join to celebrate Thai New Year by showing respect to Buddha and offer food to monk at 09:00 hrs then join for a ton of fun at the form party from 15:00 to 17:00 hrs. In the evening, come join the special seafood buffet dinner with a temple fair theme at Mirage Beach, Thai classical dance show, lucky draw and live band from Indonesia at only 1,499++ baht, children under 12 years of age at 749++. baht For more information or table reservations, please contact 038 301 234 ext 4397 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th

Ladies’ Night at The Beach Bar, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

at Elements restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Authentic Italian Pizza at Forno, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Forno is a new authentic Italian pizza bistro in front of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. The word “forno” means oven. Opening this April, Forno will boast over 70 authentic pizzas, traditionally baked in the new wood-fired oven, built by Chef Andrea who is the venue’s head chef. Come and enjoy a unique al fresco dining experience. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 411 755.

Tapas & Wine Fusion

For more information, please call 038 259 888 or email info.pattaya@sheraton.com

at The Lobby Lounge, Dusit Thani Pattaya For only 199++ baht, enjoy a relaxing night with a glass of red or white wine from the 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. Available daily from 7 pm to 10 pm. Live band music from 7 pm until midnight. For more information, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2476.

Elements restaurant offers an extensive range of home-made Thai dishes prepared by award-winning chefs in many styles including traditional and modern Thai cuisine. Come sample signature Thai cuisine such as Aromatic dry curry of Australian lamb with wild Thai herbs (Kua gling), or innovative choice of Steamed rock lobster and tamarind shellfish curry, Nam tuk salad with sashimi grade tuna and more. The famous fresh seafood market station is also available with Thai style, BBQ black pepper and coriander marinated hanger steak. Join and experience Thai New Year with exclusive traditional Thai performances at 1,599++ baht per person and say happy Songkran together. Child ages 4-12 years old receive 50 percent discount.

Great times for gorgeous ladies. Grab the gang and head out for a night of high-heeled fashion with Ladies’ Night at The Beach Bar in Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Every Thursday evening, ladies get a 50 percent discount on selected drinks from 7pm till 11pm. Keep the temperature high with some tasty Fever BBQ skewers at only 299 baht for two skewers of beef tenderloin, pork neck, lamb shoulder, sea bass and much more, all marinated with pepper, garlic, thyme and paprika. Fruit plates and dessert are also available. Ladies’ Night is available until 29 May 2014. For more information or reservations, please contact 038 411 940-8, email info@pullmanpattayahotelG.com or visit www.facebook.com/ thepullmanpattayahotelG

New Sunday Brunch at Edge Restaurant, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya invites guests to discover a new brunch offering by the sea at Edge Restaurant. The expanded buffet will offer the finest Thai and Mediterranean flavors, as well as classic dishes from southern Europe, northern Africa and parts of the Middle East. Other highlights include fresh seafood, on ice and on the grill, pizza and pasta. In addition to the gourmet buffet, Edge Restaurant offers a fun environment for kids at the Kidz Corner, as well as cooking club and activities such as cake decoration, pizza topping and chocolate and pizza decoration. Enjoy a range of brunch delights at Edge Restaurant every Sunday from noon until 3 pm for 1,400 baht net per adult. Guests who enjoy fine wines can opt in to the wine buffet for an additional 1,100 baht net per person. Advance reservations are recommended for this appealing offer. For additional information and reservations, please call 038 253 000.

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


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>> from L1

Donald “Benjo” Gomez

Carol Joy Gonzales

Dennis Luza

Benjo is the lead guitarist of the group and he is a multitalented musician who has been performing for several years now. His playing is very slick and has an amazing bag of guitar techniques up his sleeves. He handles everything from jazz, rhythm & blues, top forties, standards, blues, pop, and rock and roll numbers. He provides tasty licks on the guitar and takes turn to sing and harmonizes with the group as well.

Joy, as she is fondly called, has been performing for more than a decade now. She has a wide experience as a singer, having been exposed to various song performances where she has honed her talent in singing with a variety of crowd. This songbird has a strong voice that can handle any song with ease. She has good stage presence and has the ability to establish rapport with her audience.

Dennis is the drummer and the backbone of the group who gives constant strokes and fancy attacks to make the group sound much real and better. He is experienced in drumming and he has performed with numerous showbands over a number of years performing. Dennis has refined his strokes and can adapt to any kind of music with ease.

Guitarist

Vocals

Havana Bar

Havana Bar, one of Holiday Inn Pattaya’s signature outlets, occupies the front area of the hotel complex, just yards from the beach, where you will be greeted by a gentle breeze coming from Pattaya Bay and a magnificent Technicolor sunset. The al fresco terrace is decked out with 1960s chairs and tables in a garden setting with an ocean view backdrop. Inside, a retro Cuban, Habana lounge with high ceiling, decor in earth tone hues, brick walls, shimmering chandeliers, a well-stocked bar, and a cigar humidor with premium stogies. Hanging on the wall are framed black and white photographs of Che Guevara and “El Comandante” Fidel Castro smoking Churchill size Havana’s. Here at Havana Bar you will enjoy a well-crafted, signature

Drummer

Isaac “Dondon” Gonzales

Keyboard Dondon is the keyboardist of the group and he is a multitalented musician who has been performing for more than a decade. He provides tight rhythm work that compliments the rest of the band. Dondon can handle everything from jazz, rhythm & blues, top forties, pop, and rock and roll numbers. As a professional artist, he has already traveled to different countries performing in various hotel venues. Music has been his life that is why he takes his career very seriously.

Mojito among many other delicious cocktail selections. Quench your thirst with a broad range of chilled cerveza, sample Scottish single malts and savor delectable food. Here’s a truly international atmosphere with signature pizzas and pasta from Italy, Thai menu favorites, steaks and burgers and much more. Havana offers an exclusive pizza of the month throughout the year and pizza lovers should note there’s a 50 percent discount on their delicacy from 3 pm to 5 pm daily. Also, enjoy buy one, get one free on selected drinks every day during happy hours from 5 pm to 7 pm. Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to join Hi Club membership program and enjoy dining and spa benefits every visit plus monthly special privileges. Havana Bar is also a venue for regular wine tasting

Joann Denuna Vocals

Galileo “Jr” Luna

Another female frontliner of the group, Joann projects herself well on stage and delivers a very good performance. Joann has a smooth and very refined voice, which charms the audience whenever she takes on the mic to belt out the numbers. She is cool and excels in her performance on stage and gets the attention of the audience with ease. She also contributes her vocals to the harmony of the group very well.

Bass Jr is the bass player of the group who has been performing professionally for a few years now. He is the one who gives the groove to the group and tasty bass lines too. His scale lines are very jazzy that gives the extra punch to the group. He works together with the drummer and combines well with the group. photos: Mike Perez

and networking events. For updates, “like” their Facebook page Havana Bar Pattaya. Great service, delicious food and drinks with live music all at one place – Havana Bar.

Havana Bar Holiday Inn Pattaya North Pattaya Beach Road Mon-Thu 2 pm – 1 am Fri-Sun 12 pm – 1 am Tel: 038 725 555 www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya

Hotel Promotions School Holiday Package at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Get the most out of this year during the kids’ school break with a holiday the whole family will remember. The School Holiday package at Pullman Pattaya

Hotel G offers some great deals: Classic Room at 3,000 baht net, Lanai Room at 3,800 baht net, Deluxe Room at 4,200 baht net, Lanai Pool Access Room for 5,200 baht net, and the newly renovated G Executive Club Room for 5,200 baht net. Incredible benefits include an extra bed and breakfast for the first child under 12 years old sharing parents’ room, and the second child is charged at only 300 baht per room per night for breakfast (with maximum of 2 children in room), as well as a choice of complimentary batik painting class or full-day kid’s activity. Book from now to 30 May for stays until 31 May 2014 (except during the Songkran period of 11-20 April 2014). Terms and conditions apply. For more information and reservations, please contact hotel’s reservation center 038 411 940-8 or email rsvn@pullmanpattayahotelg.com

Celebrate Thai New Year on the paradise island with Conrad Koh Samui’s Weekend Promotion Conrad Koh Samui welcomes the summer holiday season and celebrates the Thai New Year 2014 “Songkran Festival” with an exclusive promotion for guests who book their weekend stays at the resort in April 2014. This weekend package includes complimentary airport transfer to and from the resort and a complimentary in-villa BBQ dinner for two. The rate for an Ocean view Pool Villa starts from 23,200 baht per night, inclusive of daily breakfast for two. Booking must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival and a minimum stay of 2 nights is required. Guests can book via email conradkohsamui. reservations@conradhotels.com or call 077 915 888. Please quote “Weekend Offer” package or Plan Code “PR42EE”.

For further information, visit www.conradkohsamui. com


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Vol. 02 No. 07 | Apr 1-15 2014

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations

A different approach to control your weight by Thonglor Clinic

The homeopathic approach is a safe and natural approach to weight control and body contouring. Homeopathic principles of teaching the body to heal itself are well documented. Weight loss always involves the issue of skin tightening. As the weight drops, sometimes the skin loses some of its elasticity because it has been stretched for too long. Omeoformula preparations address this problem and provide a natural detoxification at the same time, returning you to a healthier, thinner self. Another complaint of weight loss is the lack of energy that often comes with dieting. We have less energy as the calories are reduced; the metabolic pathways tend to go into a sluggish mode. Omeoformula preparations help to control these energy fluctuations by teaching the body’s metabolic clock to keep on ticking at an optimal speed. The metabolic stimulation also helps to prevent disease by maintaining perfect balance in your system. What is Omeoformula 1-2-3? Omeoformula 1-2-3 is the answer for people who are looking for best method to lose weight safely and get healthy at the same time.

Omeoformula 1-2-3, based on homeopathy, is a natural healing method found by Dr. Samuel Hannemann in Germany 200 years ago. Since then, homeopathy has been spreading and is well accepted because of its efficacy without side effects for those in all ages and genders throughout all European countries and America. Omeoformula 1-2-3 treatment is based on natural ingredients such as multi-vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and cell extracts of different excretory, vascular, muscular, and hormonal systems. All these ingredients must be prepared trough homeopathic procedures; multiple dilutions are done with potentiation processes. A common saying in homeopathy is “LIKE cures LIKE.” This means that by recognizing the cause of the problem and its physical source, we can use the same element to cure it by diluting it into the minimum strength. In effect being a similar method as a vaccination! How does Omeoformula 1-2-3 works? Omeoformula 1-2-3 helps to reduce weight to firm the areas and works to detoxify your body at the source of the problem. Every natural ingredient in Omeoformula 1-2-3 will act in a different phase and work systemically to synergize each other into the best possible effects.

The four-phase action of Omeoformula 1-2-3 is: 1-Detoxification is the most important procedure to eliminate and release all waste and toxins from the body. These accumulate and are caught in our bodies, leading to obesity and excess weight gain, fat deposits, and cellulite. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help supporting the functionality of physiological pathways of the liver, kidney, and lymphatic systems through a detoxifying process. The fewer toxins in our body, the better you can lose weight and healthier you are. 2-Increased metabolism is the second mode of action; Omeoformula 1-2-3 will accelerate these metabolic processes. The better your metabolic systems works, the better fat can be burned. 3-Good circulation will help transport all those nutrients in the blood to damaged cells. Thus, cells can regenerate themselves and health is returned. Nutrition and Cell therapy is the third mode of action with Omeoformula 1-2-3. This is achieved by supplying nutrients to the cells in the right quantities and proper sequence so that all cells can repair themselves and health can then be restored.

4-Restructuring is the fourth action of Omeoformula 1-2-3. After all the cells in the body are provided with all nutrients and cell tissues the needed, they will reorder themselves naturally. Your body will be rebalanced and recharge itself into top form. Your immune system will be strengthened to fight intrusive toxins and diseases. Your body will learn to eliminate fat and defend itself from being attacked by free radicals and the unhealthy environment--finally keeping you in good shape and healthier forever. How many Omeoformula 1-2-3 sessions are needed to produce good results? As there are many factors to weight gain, and each individual is different, the results of each treatment will vary in accordance with the individual and his/her build. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help adjust the balance of your body by detoxifying, accelerating metabolism and blood circulation, supplying nutrition, and rejuvenating the whole body so that it can easily fight the causes of weight gain. The more efficiently your body can burn calories, the slimmer you will be.

All these processes will happen naturally without any ill effects. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help you get rid of fatty deposits and keep you healthy forever. Look better, feel better! Each session consists of painless injections in problem areas and follow acupuncture lines. Omeoformula 1-2-3 is a natural based-treatment procedure that helps in reducing and adjusting your weight excellently and for the long term. We recommend that you take a weekly course of 7 to 10 times sessions, followed by 1 or 2 times a month after the course is finished to help maintain good results. Please consult expert physician before taking treatment. For more information contact Thonglor Clinic 038 252 055.


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Where are your endocrine glands? Spa Promotions And do you need them? Summer Breeze Retreat at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

by Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

Your endocrine glands are the ones that provide hormones for your body, and yes, you definitely need them. Here are just some of the major endocrine glands, all of which can affect your day-to-day living – and a breakdown can affect your day-today dying. - Pituitary gland - Thyroid gland - Parathyroid glands - Pancreas - Gonads - Pineal gland The endocrine system is made up of these glands that secrete chemicals (called hormones) into the bloodstream or surrounding tissues. Together with the nervous system and the immune system, the endocrine system helps the body to cope with different events and stresses. For example, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) from the pituitary gland determines your height (amongst other things). Too much HGH leads to gigantism, while too little HGH produces dwarfism.

Amburaya Spa invites you to experience the 150-minute rehydration spa program, starting with a unique Mango Yogurt body wrap to hydrate your skin, followed by a signature body massage of your choice and deep clearing facial therapy to keep you refresh and restored. Besides being a tropical treat, Thai organic mango provides many toning benefits to your skin, being rich in malic, tartaric, potassium, vitamin A and C, and other key anti-aging ingredients leaving you renewed. 60 min Mango Yogurt Body Wrap 60 min choice of Signature Massage 30 min Skin Nourishing Facial After your personalized treatment, Mango Sticky Rice will be served at Elements, giving you a sweet ending to your perfect sunny day. Prices are 4,500++ baht per person or 8,500++ baht per couple. The package is available throughout April 2014. For more information, please call 038 259 888 or email spa.amburaya@sheraton.com The parathyroid is involved in calcium metabolism – too much parathormone and you end up with not enough calcium in the bones leading to spontaneous fractures. The pancreas deals with regulation of blood sugar with insulin. Too much insulin and you end up with not enough blood sugar and you can go into a coma. Too little insulin and your blood sugar gets too high and you can go into a coma! Confusing, what! That’s why we have three specialist physicians called

Dr. Karnsiri Pariyakorn

Dr. Mayura Tepkasetkul

endocrinologists to help you get on top of these problems. We have Dr. Karnsiri Pariyakorn, Dr. Preeyaporn Vitheesamrantham and Dr. Mayura Tepkasetkul. All three have postgraduate training and qualifications in this important field of medicine. They consult in our Diabetes and Endocrine Center on the third floor of the main E Building, and you can make an appointment by telephoning our English speaking call center on 1719. Dr. Preeyaporn Vitheesamrantham

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

3 Simple Steps to Styling a Beach Wavy Hair at Home by Gwen Vasquez, www.UrbaneWomen.com

If you love the way your hair looks when you’ve been to the beach or for a dip in the pool, but not so much the after effects of salt or chlorine in the water, or you can’t get away that often, you’ll be glad to know you can get the beach babe look without ever leaving the house. The change in your hair when you’ve been bathing or swimming is due to the extra moisture giving it a heavier texture, and that makes curly hair relax into waves while straight hair appears thicker and fuller with more volume. And in this article, we’re going to show you how you can get a beach wavy hair at home by using the right products after your daily shower… 1. Work It Wet Your hair doesn’t have to stay wet, and you don’t have to keep dampening it during the day, but it does help to start this look working on wet hair. That’s because the products will lock in moisture, and it’s easier to work them through your hair when it’s wet as compared to when it’s dry. 2. Dry It gently If you want your hair to be wet and wavy, you won’t get it by blasting your hair with the dryer on full heat. Work a heat protecting curling foam or mousse through your hair (just like when you’re applying shampoo to your hair) for an even coverage. Using a diffuser (a large flat disk with prongs or fingers that attaches to the nozzle of your hairdryer), take your time and dry your hair until it’s just damp. Don’t brush or comb your hair first, and allow your hair to curl into the cup of the diffuser. Then, use your fingers to tousle

each section into gentle waves, moving on before hair becomes completely dry. 3. Perfect Finish Give your head a quick blast with cool air to set your waves, and use a glossing spray instead of a normal hairspray to finish off. Glossing sprays add a fine layer of silicone that helps keep hair looking wet even when dry, and you don’t need to set the beach babe look in place. It’s a natural style that should have bounce and movement. As a final flourish, braid a few strands of ribbon into the side of your head, or add a flower behind your ear or a flower barrette, or tie long hair back with a headband, and you’re good to go, beach baby. For additional information on hair care, beauty, health, fitness, romance, skin care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com

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 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


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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 02 No. 07 | Apr 1-15 2014

Is It Just Old Age or Is It Alzheimer’s disease?

A perfect “Home” for your retirement

by Pensiri Panyarachun, Absolute Living Thailand

How do you know if it is Alzheimer’s disease? As people get older it’s common for them to forget things. Elderly can often result in memory loss, whereas Alzheimer’s disease can cause loss of cognition, which includes things like memory, understanding, communication, and reasoning. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people. Dementia affects one in 14 people over the age of 65 and one in six over the age of 80. So far, no one single factor has been identified as a cause for Alzheimer’s disease. It is likely that a combination of factors, including age, genetic inheritance, environmental factors, lifestyle and overall general health, are responsible.

Here is a checklist of common symptoms to help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease: 15 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s 1. Always in bad mood and irritable: A person with Alzheimer’s disease may feel upset with normal things that happen in day-to-day living. They may feel sad with normal conversation with family members. 2. Memory loss that disrupts daily life: Memory loss is a basic symptom of Alzheimer’s. They may forget recently learned information or forget important dates or events. They may ask for the same information over and over. 3. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps: A person with Alzheimer’s disease loses things and is unable to go back over their steps to find them again. They may put things in unusual places. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. 4. Leave home with no aim or destination: A person with Alzheimer’s may walk out of home with a purpose but suddenly lose their memory. They may find themselves standing in the middle of nowhere. It will be very dangerous if they have no contact devices with them.

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5. Poor judgment: A person with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. They may have problems in calculation when buying things. Sometimes, they may pay less or over than the cost of things and confuse to calculate the change. 6. Confusion with time or place: People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, times, seasons and the passage of time. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. 7. Difficulty completing familiar tasks: People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to do daily tasks. For example, they may have trouble cooking, ironing or driving to a familiar location. 8. Self-care less: Some people with Alzheimer’s may forget to do routine things such as taking shower, shampooing or changing clothes. They may wear the same clothes for 2-3 days without notice. 9. Changes in mood and personality: A person with Alzheimer’s can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone. 10. Withdrawal from work or social activities: A person with Alzheimer’s may remove themselves from friends, hobbies or social activities. They may have trouble remembering how to complete a favorite hobby or play favorite sport. 11. Problems with words in speaking and writing: A person with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may struggle with vocabulary; have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name. They

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may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. 12. Repeating the same activity: They may do the same things again and again during the day. For example, they may start eating after they just finish the meals 30 minutes ago. 13. Trouble understanding visual images: Some people with Alzheimer’s may have difficulty in reading and judging distance or determining color or contrast. 14. Challenges in planning or solving problems: They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. 15. Sleep disorder and sleeping problem: Some Alzheimer’s may have problems getting to sleep at night. They often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule. While there are some common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to remember that everyone is unique. Every person affected by the diseases is likely to experience it differently. So, people with Alzheimer’s will need more support from those who care for them. Eventually, they will need help with all their daily activities. Absolute Living Thailand is a new concept in retirement resort living located at Long Lake Hillside Resort. To find out more about this facility, go to www.absolutelivingthailand.com

Spa Promotions Special spa rates – a great way to start your morning at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya

Serenity Sense – 8 Hands Massage at Aisawan Spa, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

Spa Cenvaree at the newly opened five-star Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya is celebrating its inaugural year by offering a 20 percent discount on its morning spa experience between 9 am and 12 noon, every day throughout the year. The hotel is located directly on the beach at Naklua, in the adjacent bay to the famous Sanctuary of Truth. Spa guests relax in a private suite spa room with organic and natural products used in the treatments, like Themae made from 100 percent organic extract imported from Paris.

From now until end of June, share this sensuous interlude with a loved one over the beautiful sea views in an exclusive Spa Villa, built just for two, at Aisawan Spa in Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, and celebrate love with this delightful treatment tailormade for couples. The Serenity Sense – 8 Hands Massage includes 15 minutes of stimulating steam service and 15 minutes of soothing floral rose salt bath, followed by a thoroughly relaxing 1.5 hours of massage to nourish the inner and outer selves of both lovers simultaneously. The restored energy and emotional well-being is an ideal restart for a healthy relationship, with a memory of perfect bliss shared together. The Serenity Sense – 8 Hands Massage is only 5,000 baht net (from the regular price of 7,700 baht).

For more information and reservations, please call 033 007 812, e-mail to spacenvareecgmp@chr. co.th or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cgmp

Aisawan Spa opens daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Advance reservation is required. Please call 038 411 940-8 or email info@ pullmanpattayahotelg.com


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Vol. 02 No. 07 | Apr 1-15 2014

Samsung NX Mini Camera Creating the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera is no small accomplishment — what with a field already dominated by some pretty tiny shooters — but the Samsung NX Mini Camera has set a new benchmark for camera size. Weighing in at a scant third of a pound, and measuring less than an inch in total thickness without a lens, you’ll never think twice about sticking it in your pocket before you head out. It’s also packed with features for such a small camera, including a 20-megapixel sensor, a three-inch flip-up touchscreen, and three available lenses. What’s more, the Mini was designed with the selfie-taker in mind, thanks to its 180-degree screen and its narrow focal range, taking shots of you and your friends with

Sony Project Morpheus Thinking of buying an Oculus Rift? If you’re a PS4 owner, you might want to hold off for a bit, because Sony Project Morpheus is here to give the Rift a run for its money. Underneath the futuristic exterior, you’ll find a 1080p display with 90-degree field of view, an accelerometer and gyroscope that work in concert with the PlayStation camera to track your head orientation and movement, and 3D audio technology for a completely immersive experience.

your arm out has never been easier (so it might be time to apologize to your friends in advance).

Dropcam Have you ever wondered what happens at your home or business when you’re not there? Dropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service that makes it easy to stay connected with the places, people and pets you love, no matter where you are. The camera’s sleek and functional design integrates beautifully into your living room, nursery or even the lobby of your business. Drop in live using your smartphone, tablet or computer and receive alerts when motion or sound is detected. Use two-way talk to share important instructions and stay alert around the clock with night vision. Peace of mind is just a live stream away.

music / new release

upcoming movies

Head or Heart – Christina Perri

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

TARZAN

NOAH

Lead Actors Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Sebastian Stan

Lead Actors Kellan Lutz, Jaime Ray Newman, Spencer Locke, Robert Capron

Directors Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Genre Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi Release Date April 3, 2014

Director Reinhard Klooss Genre Animation | Action |Adventure Release Date April 3, 2014

Lead Actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Tarzan and Jane Porter face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan’s parents, after they died in a plane crash.

Head or Heart is the second studio album by American singersongwriter Christina Perri, scheduled for release on 1 April 2014 via Atlantic Records. It is Perri’s first full-length release since her last studio album, Lovestrong (2011). It was originally expected to be released on 11 March 2014, but was pushed back to 1 April 2014.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Trust Burning Gold Be My Forever Human One Night I Don’t Wanna Break Sea of Lovers

8. The Words 9. Lonely Child 10. Run 11. Butterfly 12. Shot Me in the Heart 13. I Believe

LEGO MOVIE THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE 9781409345145 Everything you need to know about the new LEGO [registered] Movie. LEGO [registered] Movie The Essential Guide features character profiles and location spreads from the upcoming movie, scheduled for release in February 2014. Plus, there are behind the scenes features about how the movie was made. LEGO[registered] Movie The Essential Guide is the perfect companion to the glitz and glamour of the LEGO[registered] Movie.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR By JEFFREY ARCHER 9780230748255 Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller’s talent as never before when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.

Director Darren Aronofsky Genre Adventure | Drama | Fantasy Release Date April 10, 2014 A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.


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Vol. 02 No. 07 | Apr 1-15 2014

The fourth generation all-new HONDA CR-V

Big on looks smaller in size and flex-fuel compatible

Do you recall the first affordable SUVs (sport utility vehicles) in the kingdom of Thailand? No! Not those heavy, weird looking, modified PPVs (passenger by John K. Lindgren pickup vehicles), but Editor-in-chief: the first generation, carsanook.com utilitarian styled Japanese Honda CR-V with that bulky, grey spare wheel sticking out at the back. The Honda mini SUV was conceptualized as a budget alternative to the full-size large luxury SUVs; the black, big Ford Explorer V8s with men in black, CIA agents riding on the sideboards. Or the dark navy blue Range Rover Vogue SUVs driving the Queen, the British Royalty and Mr. and Mrs. Beckham. HONDA CR-V was launched at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. Voila! A new compact SUV or 'soft-off roader' was born. An economical four-cylinder family-friendly, easy-to-drive part van and part saloon car. This new Honda was an instant hit all over the world. Five million units sold in 19 years. Still goin' strong! Fast forward to anno Domini 2014. The fourth generation Honda CR-V is now in showrooms. Pattaya Today took one unit out for a spin.

and motorways. Including Bangkok City, Sukhumvit Road, U-turns, traffic jams and underground parking. And the more I drove the new CR-V the more I liked it. The new Honda CR-V in Honda showrooms nationwide comes with two engine variants, the familiar 2.0-liter model and more powerful 2.4-liter topof-the-line drive. Priced 1.5 million baht.

nose section. In the front the new deep-set projector headlights and more aggressive three-bar chrome grille. Look at the back and large, angular crimson, tall tail-lights. Topping off the new CR-V is a shark-fin roof antenna which gives this family SUV a sharper and more menacing look. Interior Step in. Climb aboard. The cabin is comfortable, cavernous and quiet. High quality fit and finish with stylish black leather upholstery. The new dashboard integrates Japanese form and function with a five-inch color LCD intelligent-multi info display (i-MID)

Walk around impressions Twilight Blue Metallic is the new cool exterior color of our CR-V. The design DNA is still iconic Honda CR-V, but the fourth generation boasts a more aerodynamic stance with deeper sculpting of the body-lines and a bolder

with readouts of audio display, fuel consumption and an easy-to-read analogue clock (with hands). Since this is an SUV there are plenty of storage recesses, boxes, bins and cup holders. For bigger, bulkier items at the pull of a handle, the 60/40 split rear seats fold themselves flat to provide enough space for a family Korean refrigerator and a Japanese microwave oven plus Thai biodynamic groceries. Engine Let's pop the hood. Our top-of-theline 2.0 4WD model comes with the legendary Honda i-VTEC 2.0 liter power pack pumping out 155 horsepower. The Honda CR-V diesels have still not arrived in the kingdom – but the new CR-V runs on all fuel variants except cooking gas (CNG) and diesel i.e. E85, E20, Gasohol 91/95 and good ol' high octane petrol, aka benzene or 'gasoline' if you prefer. The Honda CR-V drinks about 11 kpl combined city/ highway driving. The drive train is very Honda. A smooth, five-speed auto transmission. Our 2-liter AWD (all wheel drive) demo unit delivers enough oomph – but if you want more there is also a 2.4-liter

version. But the extra power, speed and torque will cost you more in fuel consumption. Money in bank or money in the tank? You decide. The drive The driver’s seat comes with an excellent vantage point, like all SUVs. The French call it “Au volant la vue c’est vie”. Commanding view. As the driver I like the positioning of the gearstick in the middle of the dashboard. When you're in the F1 racing mood you can use the paddle shifters. I drove this car, sorry compact SUV for three days solid. Highways, byways, expressways

The verdict This is a rock-solid 5-seater family SUV with sexy, chic looks and fun to drive, too. Honda CR-V is still the benchmark in the compact SUV (crossover) segment in terms of standard features, comfort, safety, ride and resale value. “Honda the Power of Dreams” That's what the Honda tag line says. Well, dream on... or book test-drive at your nearest Honda dealer. All-new Honda CR-V

Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol Max output: 155 horsepower Max torque: 190 Nm Top speed: 180 kph Fuel consumption: 11 kpl (combined) Price: 1.278 million baht www.honda.co.th

Hotel Promotions

Centara offers early booking rates for Songkran splash fun

Relaxing Weekday Package at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

Early booking rates for the Songkran Thai New Year and water festival are being offered by Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, Centara Hotels & Resorts, at destinations throughout the Kingdom including Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Mae Sot, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Trat, Koh Chang, Hua Hin, Hat Yai, Samui, Krabi, Khao Lak and Phuket. The rates are available for booking now and are valid throughout the Songkran holiday until 18 April 2014. Rates start from 990 baht per night for a Superior room at Centara Mae Sot Hill Resort and range through to the highest rate of 13,050 baht per night for a Luxury Pool Suite at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. Rates are subject to service charge and government tax, and do not include breakfast.

Cape Dara The Beachfront Resort Pattaya offers special price for luxurious 2-night stay of your choice for stays between Sunday to Thursday. The package includes complimentary daily breakfast, welcome drink upon arrival, one set lunch at Radius Restaurant for 2 persons from 11 am to 2 pm for Deluxe Room. This room offer is valid from now until 30 September 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

A full list of properties offering early booking rates for Songkran and a reservation form can be found at www.centarahotelsresorts.com/songkran-holiday/ For more information and reservations, please contact 02 101 1234 ext 1 or e-mail reservations@chr.co.th

For more information, please call 038 933 888 or visit www.capedarapattaya.com


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The Cruz at Grande Caribbean Where Holidays Become Homes

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Pattaya has become Thailand’s premier holiday destination and one of the world’s top beach resorts. In recent years, it has diversified as it has grown and now boasts many five-star facilities including shopping malls, restaurants, schools, hospitals and lavish entertainment and sports opportunities. The Cruz at Grande Caribbean takes the concept of holiday homes to the next level by offering a complete turnkey approach. You will find everything you need simply to walk in and start living. Being surrounded by lush tropical rainforest gardens and lagoons means that, no matter how long your stay, every day feels like a holiday. The Cruz at Grande Caribbean will inspire residents to live the true resort lifestyle. Lift Up Your Life The Cruz is a majestic and striking 30-storey tower which is taking Pattaya to a new level of luxury. The homes at The Cruz have been conceived to maximize the feeling of free-flowing space by seamlessly integrating their sleek interiors which open onto Continued on page P2/26


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The Cruz at Grande Caribbean spacious balconies with stunning panoramic views. All units have been meticulously positioned to maximize the city and bay views and offer breezy cross-ventilation, spacious terraces and an abundance of natural light. Each of the one- and twobedroom units (34.5 sqm) are fully furnished and have been elegantly fitted with internationally acclaimed standard bathroom features, fully equipped kitchens and wardrobes which themselves make a fashion statement. Additionally, The Cruz offers additional corner units of 93.5

sqm with spacious balconies which boast 270-degree panoramic sea views of Pattaya bay, Jomtien beach and the islands which lie beyond. Unique Cruz Lifestyle As part of the Grande Caribbean experience, owners at The Cruz have complete access to all the unique facilities and attractions. The Cruz features a themed water park, wooden ships with lounges and sun-decks, lush tropical gardens, three levels of swimming pools and a shaded tropical waterfall grotto. Within The Cruz tower,

residents can experience the lofty, eightmeter high ceiling in the lobby as well as a fully equipped fitness center, games room, conference room, library, children’s playroom, theatre and a rainforest garden. Whether you choose to buy at The Cruz for weekend visits, family holidays,

for investment or for your home in the sun, every day feels just like a vacation. The location is ideal being situated in the heart of Pattaya, just minutes from the beach and the city’s numerous facilities and attractions, not forgetting the famous nightlife. The Cruz at Grande Caribbean will inspire residents to live a unique and never-to-be-equaled resort lifestyle, just a one-and-a-halfhour drive from Bangkok and a mere 60 minutes from Suvarnabhumi airport. Visit the Grande Caribbean showroom suites on Thappraya Road, as you descend the hill going into Jomtien before Thepprasit Road, or check out the detailed website at www. grandecaribbeanpattaya.com/en/cruz


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Property The Big Bridge Lift Tulip Group threw a party at the Centara Grand Phratamnak to celebrate the bridge connecting the hotel and condominium of Waterfront Suites & Residences. Media and guests were on hand to witness the big bridge lift on their site at the Bali Hai Marina.

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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

by: Magna Carta Law Office

Buying an Existing Business in Thailand What are the pros and cons of buying an existing business in Thailand vs. starting a new business? Buying an existing business can provide considerable benefits over starting a new business. But before you take over an existing business or start a new one, you should fully understand all the downsides related to both options. An existing business already has an established customer base, an established location, inventory and suppliers, trained employees and a reputation in the market; you only have to improve or keep up on what has already been achieved. Starting a business is certainly risky; that is why many new companies fail, having to deal with many uncertainties, especially with regards to profitability and customers’ response to the company’s products and/or services. When purchasing a business, the financial statement of the business somehow helps to establish a value for the company. The company may show significant receivables on the balance sheet, but the question is whether these can actually be collected or will eventually be written off as bad debts. When you start a company, you will be in full control and will be able to develop the business according to your own specifications. You can gather your own management team as you can have the freedom to select the best people you can find and those who can work well with you and as a team. When you buy a business, you absorb the people already in place and it takes time to get rid of the poor performers. In an existing company, the new owner may struggle to implement changes because the policies and procedures are already in effect. What are the significant concerns to ask a business owner before acquiring their business? Addressing the current business owner, these significant concerns can help you assess the existing business. -It is important to ask for all the documentation that can help you confirm the revenue history of the business. This will give you a clear idea of how the business has been doing over the past years. You may also want to find out how much money has been flowing in and out of the business on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Proper accounting of the expenses and revenues will give you a good idea of the potential profitability of the business. -You need to be aware of any impending legal responsibilities associated with the business. Find out whether the existing owner is aware of any past, current or potential legal disputes related to the business operations. Find out if the business has any contract disputes, employment disagreements, leasing issues, or government regulation issues. -The business owner needs to provide a financial record of assets and liabilities of the business. Find out what the business owns, and what the business owes. Do the assets outweigh the liabilities? Is the owner aware of any financial assets or liabilities that do not appear in the company's records? -It is necessary for you to obtain from the business owner a copy of any written contracts entered into by the business so you can be aware of all contractual obligations.

- The business owner must be required to produce evidence that the business is properly registered with the government agencies in the district in which it operates. Ask the business owner for copies of all documents related to government taxes which include tax returns, tax ID numbers, and more. What can I do to safeguard my potential investment? Buying a business in Thailand involves a huge amount of money, so the legal and financial aspects of buying a business are extremely important. It is recommended to seek legal assistance and have a competent lawyer and accountant perform due diligence on the existing business you plan to take over. Due diligence is a procedure performed to review and verify all the relevant information about the business you are considering. A competent lawyer will be able to: -verify important details regarding the target company, such as its registration details, current directors, current shareholder list, recent financial statements, and any outstanding back taxes -assist in drafting and preparing the share transfer agreements and a contract detailing any other terms and conditions regarding the sale of the company -prepare the legal documents and government forms necessary to register the restructuring of the company Can I purchase only the business without purchasing the company running the business? Yes, the business alone can be purchased excluding the company running it. This option is beneficial to you as the buyer because the liabilities involving the first company will not be absorbed by the new business owner. But this option may need to consider such cases where there are business licenses that are difficult or no longer possible to obtain.

MAGNA CARTA LAW OFFICE 193/126-8 South Pattaya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand Telephone : 038 373735 - 6, MOBILE NO. : 082 479 1204 Fax : 038 373672 Email : legal@magnacarta.co.th

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

UK Budget 2014 – Pensions Introduction and article quoted from Brooklands Pensions The UK government's spring budget has signalled its intent to dramatically reform the way in which members of UK registered pension schemes take benefits. The key message from Chancellor George Osborne is flexibility; budget 2014 announces "radical reforms to give people greater freedom over how they access their pension savings and to support savers at every stage of their lives". These reforms will radically overhaul the UK defined contribution pension market as the UK government "introduce the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century by abolishing the effective requirement to buy an annuity". Members of personal pension schemes, like Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSAS) will have greater flexibility over how they "access their pension, and will support savers to make the long-term decisions that ensure they can benefit from a better and more secure financial future.” The expert technical team at Brooklands Pensions have summarised the key announcements and assessed the impact that these will have on pension savers. Summary of Key Points Effective from March 27, 2014 • Increase capped drawdown limit from 120 percent to 150 percent of an equivalent annuity for all drawdown pension years starting on or after March 27, 2014 • Reduced flexible drawdown minimum income requirements from £20,000 to £12,000 • Increase from £18,000 to £30,000 the total pension wealth that people can have under trivial commutation rules. • Increase of the small pension pots limit, raising the size of a pension pot that can be taken as a lump sum from £2,000 to £10,000 Effective from April 2015 • From age 55, full withdrawal of pension fund (after 25 percent tax free lump sum) permitted and taxed at marginal rate of income tax, rather than current rate of 55 percent • Providers of defined contributions pension schemes will have a duty to provide free and impartial face-to-face guidance at retirement to their members. Also Announced.... The government also has announced consultations to amend legislation to the current tax rules that apply to pensions upon death. They believe that the 55 percent tax charge is too high and will engage with stakeholders to review these rules. As a result of the government's plan to increase the flexibility of defined contribution pension schemes, they have announced restrictions on the portability of public sector defined benefit (final salary) pensions and will therefore legislate to remove the option to transfer benefits away from these schemes. Whilst they have said that in principle they wish to extend greater choice for members of defined benefit schemes in the private sector, they are yet to announce what this will be. The government also will legislate to provide Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs broader powers to prevent pension liberation with greater control over the registration and de-registration of pension schemes. The legislation will provide immediate effect of these powers from March 20, 2014. The government will consult on ways to give equivalent treatment to QNUPS (Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes) and UK registered pension schemes to remove opportunities to avoid inheritance tax. What does this all mean? The increase in the capped drawdown limit from 120 percent to 150 percent of an equivalent annuity, will only really be relevant to members already in drawdown, or plan to commence drawdown between March 27, 2014 and April 2015. For members that are already in drawdown, the increase will not be effective until their next pension income anniversary. From April 2015, all members in a defined contribution scheme will be able to access their entire pension from age 55. This also includes those already in a pre-existing drawdown arrangement. Individuals will have the option to select the level of income they choose to receive and will be taxed at their marginal rate. For those of pension age who do not want to wait until April 2015 to access their defined contribution pension fund, the Chancellor has reduced the minimum secured income requirement for flexible drawdown from £20,000 to £12,000. Therefore, should a member be in receipt of a secure pension (i.e. state pension in payment, annuity, final salary pension) of at least £12,000, they can select an uncapped income of their choosing, which will be taxed at their marginal rate.

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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Sea Saran launched

Michael Jame, managing director, Sea Saran Condominium and Lawrence Knowles, sales director, Compass Real Estate welcomed guests to Compass Condo Centre Pattaya for a party marking the launch of the luxury project. Sea Saran is about 250 meters from the beach in Bang Saray. Prices start at 899,000 baht. For information visit www.seasarancondo.com.

Hilton Hua Hin on the market Hilton Hua Hin is for sale, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, the exclusive brokering agent. The hotel, with 298 rooms, each with sea views, is on about 15 rai of freehold beachfront property in downtown Hua Hin.

In addition to two popular restaurants--the Hua Hin Brewing Company and a rooftop restaurant with sea views, Hilton Hua Hin features a large ballroom and a highrise tower. “Hotels of this caliber are rarely offered to the market,” said

Hospitality Group managing director Mike Batchelor, “especially given that it is a strongly trading asset with solid growth prospects due to its exceptional location, spectacular views, and a globally-recognized brand.” He noted that average occupancy is over 70 percent year-round.


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High Season! What High Season? This is the second year in a row that Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have seen a relatively tame high season as concerns the local real estate market, on the surface anyway. No booming sales and property buyers have all but disappeared leaving us with a condo boom that has lost 50 percent of its market share with the absence of Thai buyers and lost a lot of its lustre. Or has it? True, those boom town high seasons from a couple years back have disappeared, but then again it really does seem that Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have evolved to the point where it is pretty busy year round now. With the emerging markets coming in behind the huge Russian market we are now seeing lots of Indians vacationing here and, more recently, they are shopping for properties. We also have Middle Eastern vacationers and property buyers, and the long awaited Chinese boom is starting to slowly show its presence for sure. With this diversity of people with their differing holiday cycles we are now seeing an Eastern Seaboard that has vacationers year round and property shoppers year round. It’s almost as if it is ‘good season’ year round with peoples of varying cultures always present on the beaches and shopping on the streets of Pattaya and the vicinity, and that means shopping for condos and houses as well. Knowing that approximately 50 percent or more of the properties were being bought

by local Thais and having that market all but disappear during this period of political unrest could be absolutely devastating to the Eastern Seaboard Pattaya real estate sector but the house and condo market are still moving forward with sales being made and new developments coming onto the market place. One thing that I am noticing is that the vacuum left by the disappearance of the Thai buyers has been taken over by some pretty confident investors and I’m not just talking about one or two condo unit investors. No, I’m talking about one or two condo floor investors and as well multiple house investors. Now in times like this when the country is in turmoil, Thais are not buying properties here as much as before we could be in for a really tough time, but we are not and so far so good! Is this confidence being displayed by willing investors a good sign and is it sustainable? Only time will tell, but having been the one that published the ‘O’ word (oversupply) more than a year ago, and being the one that announced at the April 2013 Government Housing Banks Real Estate Information Center’s seminar in Bangkok that the Pattaya condo boom was over, I must admit I am surprised at how well the market is still chugging along. When investors are willing to put millions of baht down betting on the future of our real

Christmas or rainy season Pattaya’s always crowded

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Pattaya’s perpetual high season estate market and developers are also willing to invest huge amounts of money to start up their new condo and housing development projects, that’s a great confidence builder and makes one very positive about the Eastern Seaboard’s future. Now I am well noted for being bullish and very confident about the Eastern Seaboard’s real estate sector and I still am. With all that is going on around Thailand it spells nothing but continued success for the entire country, including Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. Almost every single economic indicator for the big players in Thailand’s industry sector and the big players in the Thailand real estate development game are looking great. There is huge investment money coming from Japan, Singapore and others who share the confidence that Thailand really is an industrial hub for ASEAN and Asia as a whole. Chiang Mai is absolutely booming with progress in tourism and in residential, commercial, and industrial project development, and other resorts like Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Khaow Yai, and Phuket also are doing well. Real estate development is doing so well that in the last two years the Thailand Property Awards has added Khaow Yai and Chiang Mai to their awards list for villas and condos, and this year’s 2014 Thailand Property Awards has just added Phuket’s holiday paradise resort neighbors Krabi and Phang Na to the growing list of successful real estate marketplaces. So the overall feeling and perception is actually looking very promising for Thailand’s real estate business, but short term are there any signs of panic or confidence loss amongst local property owners?

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

There have been a few, not many, but a few property shoppers that have balked and put their purchases on hold but most foreigners still seem willing to follow through with their purchases despite the political turmoil. Now with so many new properties, particularly condominiums, coming on the market, one indicator that is a bit alarming here in Pattaya is the resale market--both second hand condo re-sales as well as many brand new condo re-sales. What I am starting to notice is some of the second hand re-sales and new construction re-sales are starting to crack in their pricing and I am seeing some unseen prices surfacing on the market. I recently received an email from an owner of a condo in one of the area’s (Pratamnak Hill) most popular condos which is very well located and one of the best rental buildings in South Pattaya selling their apartment at an asking price of 45,000 baht a square meter; this is a prime building. In another top luxury condominium building right on the beach, a property owner is selling his condominium right now at a little over 50,000 baht per square meter; that is 30 to 40 percent less than this building’s units had reached during the 2003 to 2007 condo boom. So once again, with all these thousands and thousands of new condos coming on line over the coming 12, 24 and 36 months, we do need to keep a close eye on the supply issues for the short term. That is why long term I say, ‘High season. What high season?’ It’s always a high season in Pattaya!

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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The many retirements of

Barry Kenyon by Francis Ortiz

It was just one job after another, he says UK expat Barry Kenyon has had so many jobs in Pattaya that he has almost lost count. He started off teaching English as a second language in the 1990s and then started Pattaya bridge club which he sold in 2001. For many years he was the British honorary consul in the resort before retiring in 2010, but carried on until 2013 as assistant information officer at the Immigration Bureau. Not to mention his being the deputy editor of Pattaya Today from 2003 to 2008.

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ow 72, Barry says he’s certainly slowing down, although he still writes freelance articles and has just completed a book, Honorary Consul Pattaya, which was published as an e-book available on Amazon Kindle and is now a paperback available in Thailand and soon worldwide. (See the instruction at the end of this article for a free copy). He adds that he maintains his role with the Tourist Police as the media officer dealing mainly with press enquiries and video shoots. He recently completed, with Siamese Vision Media Company, a video on the work in Pattaya of the Foreign Tourist Police Assistants. “So many expats I know become bored with their life in Pattaya after they realize that weekly trips to the golf club and regular visits to the pub simply aren’t enough to give structure to their life,” he says. “There have been times in the past when I have had too much on my plate, but I feel that’s better than being bored stiff just waiting for the sun to go down.” He adds that he has never

deliberately sought any of the jobs he has held. “Actually they just fell into my lap.” Born in war-torn Britain in 1941, Barry was brought up in Lancashire and attended Colne Grammar School and Liverpool University where he gained a first-class honours degree in classics (Latin and Greek) and ancient history. Realizing that these subjects were not much in demand in the 1960s, he took a further degree and postgraduate diploma in sociology and criminal law. He spent much of his working life in colleges in the UK and overseas, and quit in 1992 to start a new life in Vietnam as an English language teacher-trainer. “This plan fell through when the college in Hanoi accidentally burned down, so I fell back on exotic Thailand and the alluring Pattaya.” He started working for the British embassy in 1997 after another disaster. He founded Pattaya bridge club in 1994 and had to contact the embassy

for advice after one of the members died suddenly of a heart attack in the Le Cafe Royal where the club then met. “The embassy told me that they had nobody at that time to deal with Pattaya emergencies, and that was the beginning of a 13- or 14-year relationship.” He adds that Pattaya was a very different city in those days with many more

In crisis situations, always plan for the best while being prepared for the worst.


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Brits and no Russians or Chinese to speak of. “The other differences were that Thailand was a good deal cheaper than it is now, there were fewer street crimes and the property boom hadn’t started.” Very recently, he published his memoirs, Honorary Consul Pattaya, which he describes as nearly 14 action-packed years in the tourist hotspot. “I felt it’s a story worth telling if only because it reflects what can go wrong when you holiday abroad or become an expat. Over the years I dealt with down-and-outs, the bankrupt, the sick, the jailed and the dead.” It’s also important for people to know what the embassy can do in these circumstances – frankly a lot less than is generally understood. In my later

years with the embassy, the government in London became more and more dominant over what you could do - and what you could not - for clients. I was even told I was working too hard and over-servicing. By 2010 I was glad to quit.” There is also quite a lot of humor in the book as Barry details the very odd requests from British visitors, including the recipe for Princess Di’s wedding cake and a plea to help find Elvis Presley who was believed to have escaped from his coffin and was living above Burger King on Beach Road. “It’s all in a day’s

work. I was attacked by ladyboy thieves while carrying out my duties for the embassy and even managed to stay upright during an autopsy observation when other witnesses were fainting.” Another weird incident was when he was asked to intervene in the matter of a large billboard on Sukhumvit Road showing Adolf Hitler welcoming visitors to Pattaya with a stiff-armed salute. “I had to persuade the local authorities that Hitler makes a bad advertising model for a fun city like Pattaya and is completely unacceptable anyway because of his involvement in the death of 50 million people in the early 1940s.” The book Honorary Consul Pattaya also recounts several of the criminal cases in which Barry was involved. They include Colin Martin, the Irishman who spent many years in a Thai jail for murder, who later wrote the bestseller, Welcome to Hell. There was also Michael Stacpoole, the bagman for British politician Jeffrey Archer, who ended up being deported from Thailand for visa overstay, and Paul Cryne, who committed a murder in UK while on bail in Thailand for allegedly being involved in one here. There are key sections in the book on the decline and fall of the British consulate office in Jomtien – it closed little more than a year after Barry’s retirement, the attempts by the gutter press in UK to discredit him after he was awarded the MBE, and insights into the role of the Tourist Police Foreign Volunteers on Walking Street. An amusing final chapter looks at the differing roles of honorary consuls around the world. Asked if he has any regrets on his 20 years plus in Pattaya, Barry says his failure to learn Thai properly is the main one. “It’s so easy in Pattaya to rely on the fact that many people speak English that I fell into that particular trap. On the other hand, I never expected to spend so long here. But now I couldn’t envisage living anywhere else.” “Pattaya, warts and all, is still a great city.” (In Thailand, a complimentary copy of Honorary Consul Pattaya is available by contacting Kathy Reyes on 0896079850)


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(PR5796) Restaurant for Sale in Prime Location Jomtien(T happraya Road) rent 25K THB p/m. 3+3 year lease. Sale Price: 1,690,000 THB includes everything furniture, fixtures stock-good cash flow please 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproper ty@ gmail.com S k y V i e w Pe n t h o u s e Re s t a u r a n t f o r S a l e / Lease: Stunning views of Pattaya and Jomtien Bay Decorated in Vietnamese and French Style. 500 sqm Rent 45k THB p/m. SALE PRICE: 4,950,000 THB includes everything please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.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 French Restaurant for Sale/Lease: Established 11 years in the same location in Jomtien rent 25K THB p/m. 6 year lease. Sale Price: 3,950,000 THB includes everything please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com (ptmpt-bo00)For Sale or Lease. 23 Nice Two Room Apartments located in 3 buildings on a one rai land parcel in a very central location south Pattaya. Within 5 min walking distance to walking street,however still a quiet and secure area. For more info contact 081 9099098, No agents please GUESTHOUSE Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 300,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com B E A C H F RO N T R E S TA U R A N T – Na JomtienIn a g reat beachfront location this popular restaurant with living accommodation above and rooms to rent is offered for sale with 3 years remaining on the lease. Seating for more than 20 with bar, refrigerators, cooler, commercial kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and great sea views. Monthly rent

is just 16,000 Bt. For Sale Leasehold: 750,000 Bt. Website Ref: BUSS031. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com SHOPHOUSE IN BUSY ‘5-STAR’ LOCATION Single four-storey building in the busiest foot traffic location in Jomtien and near to several hotels and guesthouses. Ground floor presently used as internet and travel office with 3 rooms and small office above. Can convert to bar, massage or retail premises. For Sale Leasehold: Only 350,000 Bt including computers and furniture, monthly rent of 25,000 Bt plus key money. Website Ref: BUSS031. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com GUESTHOUSE & BAR -Ideally located profitable 10 room guesthouse and bar. Located in a busy Soi in Central Jomtien and close to the beach is this 3 unit building with the ground floor running as a bar with pool table, music system and large flat screen TV. There is ample room to install a kitchen to offer breakfasts and food to the guests and customers, thus increasing the profits further. The upper floors contain 10 renovated and fully furnished guest rooms, a store room and maid’s room. An established business. For Sale Leasehold: 3.3m Bt, monthly rent 30,000 Bt plus key money. Website Ref: BUSS019. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com

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Houses for Sale

HuayYai- A new 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

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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) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) 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) Beachfront Living with Stunning Seaviews! Selling Price is 13 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 202 Sqm. (PR5323) 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 Luxury Penthouse Wongamat! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 240 Sqm. (PR6500) 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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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 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)


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Great Home in View Talay Villas! Selling Price 12.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/72 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.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

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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- Two Houses 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 L iv i n g Ro o m , To t a l Size 190 Sqm 4,200,000 THB. (Freehold) Company Name Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ 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

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 bobbybrooksproper ty@ 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.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 www. premierinternational.com (PR2184) Gorgeous and Brand New Marina Home! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 3+1 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/120 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3982) 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 www.premierinternational. com (PR5679) Resor t Living just 50 meters from the Beach in Jomtien! Rental Price 75,000 Baht / Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/25 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2977) 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)

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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 the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6017)

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: 4.99mBt.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 ensuite 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,

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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 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

(ptmcfs-wg1513)New seaview condos ready to move in at Wongamat Beach, North Pattaya for sale. Studios, 28.50 sqm, unfurnished, starting from 1.9 million Baht. 1 bedroom, 58 sqm, unfurnished, starting from 3.342 million Baht. 1 bedroom, 58 sqm, fully furnished, starting from 3.742 million Baht. Quiet location with swimming pool, fitness court, car parking space and Baht-Bus taxi connection. Only 300 meters to the sea, 10 min away from Big C and Tesco Lotus at North Pattaya. Maintenance fee is only 10 Baht per sqm. Foreign ownership is available. For more information please call 080-637-0013, website: www.pattaya-commercialproperty.com THE CHEAPEST A PA R T M E N T P E R SQUARE METER IN PA T TA Y A , I N T H E PA T TA Y A R U N G FA CONDOMINIUM. 144 sqm corner penthouse, 10th floor, 2 bedrooms, huge lounge, 3 bathrooms, lovely views needs complete renovation. Only 12,500 baht per square meter. Give away at 1.8 Mil Baht. (can go in foreign name). Be very quick. Call 087 139 1539. 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, p i c t u r e s, p l a n t s, e t c. , Facilities such as swimming pool, fitness center, shop. Good quiet location. Very cheap price1.39 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 fully equipped Euro kitchen, all matching furniture, 2

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big screen TVs, 2 ACs, big bathroom, 2 big balconies overlooking garden and s w i m m i n g p o o l . Ve r y cheap price 1.69 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 developer’s 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. comwww.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one 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

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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


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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

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, 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)

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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) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 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 (PR6662) 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 by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3990)

Beachfront Living with Stunning Seaviews! Selling Price is 13 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 202 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 (PR5323) 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 1.25 Million THB (foreign name) Low Floor please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Paradise Park Condo 1 Bed / 1 bath 35.40 SQM, fully fitted/furnished 1.39 Million THB (Thai Company Name) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com

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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 bobbybrooksproper ty@ gmail.com

Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-u0013)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). Paradise Park Condo 1 bed 1 bath Total Size 35.40 sqm. 12,000 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 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


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Condos for Rent

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 Luxury Penthouse Wongamat! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/ Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 240 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 (PR6500) 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.

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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) 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. Responsibilitiesinclude: TheAssistant Building Manager works directly under the Building Manager, and oversees building and swimming pool maintenance, utilities and communications infrastructure, repairs and upgrades, and supervises the staff.Coordinates 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/

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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 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

2005 NISSAN TEANA

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230JM- Diamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced by Nissan, low miles, 499,000 call 0841580785 (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. (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

Pet for Adoption

(ptmpfa-bl0013)Free to good home, 2 Yorkie puppies re-homing, AKC reg, contact me via email for more details on: revbrown85@gmail. com

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Tips & Advice you may have to pay the exit fee which is not included in your ticket. Also Cambodian nationals sometimes have to fill in a form.

Visa fees at Vientiane Q: How much is the visa fee to enter Laos at Vientiane airport? A: It depends on your nationality – between US$20 and US$50. The Laos government recently announced that Russian visitors are to be free. Discussions are still underway to have joint visas with other ASEAN partners, but details are still unclear. Multiple entry to Cambodia Q: As I visit Phnom Penh several times a year, I am investigating the possibility of a multi-entry visa but I’m not making much progress. There does not seem to be any provision at the airport for anything other than singles. A: You could inquire at the Immigration Bureau opposite Phnom Penh airport, but most people contact one of the tourist and visa shops on the main tourist strip by the river in Phnom Penh. A one-year multiple entry will cost you just short of US$300 but no special documentation is required. However, the multi-entry is only available as a business visa (not tourist), so make sure you obtain a business visa for US$25 the next time you enter by air. If you buy a tourist visa, no can do, we are told.

Age limit for a retirement visa Q: I know the minimum age for a Thai one-year retirement visa is 50, but many people have retired from work before that time, so is there any plan to reduce the age barrier? To give one example, there is no such minimum age restriction in the Philippines. A: This is a commonly raised question, but there is no plan to lower the age in Thailand, according to the Immigration Bureau. They point out that the age dropped from 60 to 55 and then 50 some years ago. The easiest one-year visa for “young” long stayers in Thailand is probably the education visa, unless you are married to a Thai spouse. Arrest at the airport Q: I have a two weeks overstay here in Thailand and I am sick with worry that I will be arrested at the airport or that my name will be placed on a banned list. Do I have any alternative to put my mind at rest? A: You will not be arrested as long as you have the cash for the fine, namely 500 baht per overstay day. Nor will you be banned from Thailand. You could pay the fine at a local Immigration office but, in that case, you will need to buy a further week’s extension for 1,900 baht. The important point is that short overstays, of say a few weeks, can be sorted out by paying – period!

Airport question in Cambodia Q: I have noticed that you no longer pay the US$25 exit fee on leaving Phnom Penh or Siem Reap airport on your way out. This is because the fee is now included in your ticket. Yet the office to collect these fees is still open. Why is that? A: There are one or two budget airlines where

Waiting for passport Q: I dropped my passport in the washing machine and it is ruined. I have applied at my embassy for a new one but I will be in overstay by the time it is ready. Will I be liable for the fine as I have no choice but to wait. A: You are responsible for the overstay at 500 baht per day no matter what the cause of the problem. You could discuss with your embassy the possibility or otherwise of an emergency travel document which is usually a much quicker procedure.

Richard de Vere dies in Thailand One of Britain’s best-liked illusionists died in Chonburi General Hospital last month at the age of 46, following a heart attack and 10day illness while on holiday in Thailand. The star is remembered as a master of illusion at Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Mystique show for many years. He was cremated at South Pattaya’s Wat Chaimongkol with arrangements made by long-term friends Ray Cornell and Darrell Bevers who run the Venue Residence in the Jomtien Complex. Born in Bolton in 1967, Richard was the grandson of a former member of parliament for Bolton West. His interest in magic started at the age of eleven when he began doing tricks for his playground chums. He worked at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre as a pantomime dame from 1989 and became a friend of the late comedian Bernie Winters who trained him and bequeathed his much-loved St Bernard, Schnorbitz. The animal accompanied Richard on many of his later stage appearances. Richard starred in his own UK-based show, Beyond Belief, from 2008 to 2013. He told a Lancashire newspaper in 2006, “With a lot of

practice, illusion becomes a skill and the key is to make it interesting for people to want to go on watching.”

Snap Judgment Conspiracy theories everywhere The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight 370 were tailor-made to fit any number of conspiracy theories. Actually, the North Koreans diverted and captured it to increase their leverage in world affairs. Or the Chinese themselves want to show everyone–eventually– that they are cleverer than the United States. Not to mention the likelihood that aliens from outer space did the dreadful deed as a precursor to their forthcoming invasion of planet Earth this coming Christmas. Even the current political impasse in Thailand is the subject of many conspiracy theories on the internet. One view says that the whole thing has been engineered by China (or America in some versions) to enable that imperialist power to take over the Thai state. Another theory speculates that the whole trouble has been engineered by the Thai military to produce such a dreadful mess that a military coup will scarcely be opposed. Still another postulates that the political conflict has been created by black magic or supernatural forces intervening to punish Thailand for its craven immorality and corruption. How do we explain the popularity of conspiracy theories, especially amongst devotees of the social media? Well, gossip is the world’s most popular hobby and there’s no better place to exchange it with your friends and allies than on Facebook or whatever. Trying to impress your contacts with more and more outlandish opinions is all grist to the rumor mill. We feel a lot better when we share our perspectives with other people. In fact, many conspiracy devotees hold flatly contradictory opinions at one and the same time. For example, people can believe both that Princess Diana faked her own death and yet also concur that the British royal family arranged her demise in the Paris tunnel. Those who believe Adolf Hitler escaped from his Berlin bunker in 1945 are happy to accept that he spent his final years on the moon or in Paraguay or in a Worthing tea shop, or even all three. The more the merrier. Most of us feel powerless in the world of today. It’s complex and there’s little we can do to change it except to turn up at the ballot box once in a while. But voting can’t be that important, said Mark Twain or it might have been Disraeli, otherwise the powers-that-be wouldn’t allow you to do it in the first place. Consequently, when a disaster occurs such as a terrorist attack, an outbreak of disease, or a missing airliner, some of us go hunting to find the malicious agent responsible for the whole thing. It doesn’t help much if your critics call you a crackpot. Contrary opinions only reinforce what you were thinking in the first place. Thus, if you believe that the anti-cigarette campaign in most countries is actually an excuse to reduce spending on health care by crash-strapped governments, you can carry on puffing in the glad knowledge that the weed isn’t doing you any harm at all. To give a contemporary Thai example, if you believe that Suthep’s street demonstrators in Bangkok are throwing giant fire crackers and grenades at each other to try and increase public sympathy for his cause, you will absolutely reject any proof that the other side was responsible for creating the almost nightly violence. Videos can be faked and selfies can be photoshopped. There is also the reassuring thought that some conspiracy theories are actually correct. The torpedoed Lusitania in 1915 did indeed carry weapons and shells in spite of contemporary denials. They are there for all to see scattered on the sea bed. Republican officials did indeed bug the Democratic headquarters at the insistence of president Nixon even though he went blue in the face denying the rumors at the time. And it’s certainly true that Queen Elizabeth the First was in fact a man. She went prematurely bald, employed a barber to shave her every day, and was sometimes observed standing up in the privy.


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report

PSC Charity Classic a huge success by William Macey

Recent Race Updates: 2014 F1 News: The new turbocharged V-6 F1 with their associated hybrid energy technology and the new sound from the engine package has a lot of fans and promoters disappointed. The first F1 race in Australia 2014-style is a lot quieter, with a throaty growl replacing the wailing scream of the V10 and V8 eras. Even on TV, it’s quite a soulless feeling, compared to the howl of a sound that used to fill the airwaves. The FIA, F1, and the teams hope to fine-tune the sound in the future (of course at a cost). Nico Rosberg won the Australia race, and deservedly so, however the excitement is lost when we have to look to future races with the new F1 engine package. Compare and imagine if you went to a rock concert and they turned down their music by 50 percent, would the fans be disappointed? Probably, the sensory overload and the experience just wouldn’t be the same. Upcoming Races: Apr 04-06 Bahrain GP, Bahrain www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 NASCAR News: Rain has delayed three of the four NASCAR races of the 2014 Season, and has produced four different winners in as many races. The series still has a lot of legs to run prior to any driver being noted as a strong contender for the Sprint NASCAR title in 2014. Upcoming Races: Apr 06 T exas Motor Speedway Apr 12 D arlington Raceway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 Indy Car News: Verizon Wireless has been confirmed as the new title sponsor for the premier US open wheel motorsports championship, meaning that the official name for 2014 will now be the Verizon IndyCar Series. Verizon has been involved with INDYCAR at some level for many years, and had been waiting for the opportunity to make the move up, as a series title sponsor. Upcoming Races: Apr 13 T oyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, California) www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 MotoGP News: When the lights went out at the March 23rd Qatar MotoGP it marked the start of Valentino Rossi's 19th grand prix season, one of the longest records help by a MotoGP driver. Upcoming Race: Apr 13 A mericas 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 10-11, 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. B-Quik Racing has announced that it will run 2 Audi R8 LMS Cars this season in Super Car Class 2-GTM

Official B-Quik mock up of the #22 Audi livery for 2014 TSS season.

Audi R8 LMS Cup 2013. Photo: Audi Sport

www.thailandsuperseries.net Photo credit to Racing Spirit Bobby Brooks™ Follow me on Twitter: @racebobby

The 18th year of the eagerly awaited Pattaya Sports Club Charity Classic Tournament was held on 21 March at the Burapha Golf Resort. This event takes weeks of planning and preparation and Joe Mooneyham, golf chairman, worked hard to make this a most successful event. The competition was a two-person scramble with prizes on every hole and for the top-10 pairs. Two days after the official announcement the list was full and Joe had to increase the field from 144 players to 160, yet there was still a waiting list. In addition to prizes for every hole, there were raffle prizes which included green fees for four people from the EGA golf courses, golf clubs from Pattaya City Golf, including TaylorMade SLDR Driver, TaylorMade Burner Driver from Mick Beresford, two ball putter from Eddie Bielby, two bottles of Johnnie Walker from Tara Pattana International School, a dozen Titleist Pro V 1 x golf balls from Kyle Roadley, and a 60/40 split for the final raffle ticket drawn.

Singha Corp came through again with tremendous support, providing Sanvo Sports energy drinks to everyone prior to teeing off as well as providing golf and shoe to the winners, shirts and umbrellas to the other top-10 winners. They also furnished free drinks during the presentation which, as you might guess, proved popular with everyone. Mike, Burapha general manger, presented the C & D nines in pristine condition and as president of the EGA also helped make this an outstanding event. In near-perfect golfing weather, the overall scores were very good. Another great supporter of this event was Chris Balzli of Sinto Shirts who provided 150 shirts free of charge. Joe thanked all who participated in today’s tournament with a special thanks to the Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: Singha, EGA, Sinto Shirts Gold Sponsors: Jackalope, Pattaya City Golf Hole Sponsors: The Golf Club; The Player’s Lounge; Classroom

Winners: 1st Place – Merle Humphreys – Colin Smith 2nd Place – Bob Newell – Simon Philbrook 3rd Place – Steve Mulberry – Nigel Flanagan 4th Place – Robert Morris – Max Scott 5th Place – Matt Doyle – Kevin McEntee 6th Place - Dannie Larsen – Mike Chitwood 7th Place - Anders Pedersen – Hans Collett 8th Place - Pentti Lauronen – Reijo Heiskanen 9th Place – Jens Jensson – Hrafnhildur Oskarsdottir 10th Place- Jim Bryan – Keith Etherington Following the presentation to the many winners, it was time for the raffle with 23 prizes being available. A total of 38,600 baht was raised

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Results: 1st : John Graham (hcp. 11) 37 pts 2nd: Mashi Kaneta (hcp. 13) 33 pts 3rd : Keith Smithson (hcp. 2) 31 pts 4th: Dave Ashman (hcp. 15) 31 pts Near pins: Tony Robbins, Tony Berry and Keith Smithson Silky Oaks G.C. (Stableford Rainbow) Our first visit to this course as a society was selected to become a rainbow competition where the golfer must take six tee shots off the red, white (yellow today) and blues in any order they choose. The format was chosen as golfers needed to clear 200 yards on a couple of the holes off the yellows which is enough to deter a

the banners and helping with the presentation. Also thanks to our PSC staff and especially Mai. Now to the Results: Hole Prize Winner’s were Willem Lasonder; Colin Smith; Christian Boysen; Andre Van Dyk; Duangden Butpanya; Ken Price; Yuza; Peter Gullberg; Jim Elphick; Werner Swartz; Mike Chitwood; Christy Knight; John Jack Robertson; Orn; Max Scott; Tom Breslin; John Angelillo; Peter Gullberg, and Suphattra Dulkys.

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from this raffle and then Joe gave everyone, who had not won a prize, a voucher for the breakfast & lunch buffet at Casa Pascal Restaurant.

Bunker Boys at The Ranch Mountain Shadow G.C. (Stableford) Overcast, windy, and very humid which seemed to sap everybody except John Graham with an excellent 37 pts. Back nine punished everybody except John who had 20 pts on the back nine with the next best on 16, the rest were worse. Mashie the winner in each of his last three outings started off par birdie par bogie par, 13 pts after five holes but he faded on the back; he still managed second to be leading the golfer of the month competition. The course was in good shape except for perennial complaint about the bunkers. Difficult to understand both here and Crystal Bay have put endless hours into mowing all the rough but cannot seem to put effort into the bunkers, pity as this is an excellent test of golf.

Hotel & Bar; Billabong Golf Bar; Casa Pascal; YWCA; Lewiinski’s Golf & Restaurant Bar; Jesters Care for Kids; TQ Master’s; Thomas Cotton; Walter Baechli; Café Kronborg Golfers; Growling Swan; Phyathai Sriracha Hospital; Pattaya Wine Lover’s; Take It Easy Car & Bike Rental; Andy Butterworth; Tara Pattana International School; Joe Kyle; The Perfume House; Ron Robertson; Growling Swan. He also thanked Tony Oakes, William Macey, Jim Bryan, and Noi Emmerson for putting out

Score 61.8 Score 62.8 Score 64.4 Score 65.2 Score 65.4 Score 65.6 Score 65.6 Score 66.4 Score 66.4 Score 66.4

Some 600,000 baht was raised for this Pattaya Sports Club Tournament, all of which will be donated to those in need.

great portion of our regulars. In addition to these carries there were another 12, mostly over water and with many elevated greens the golfers were in for a tough day. Carts are compulsory and the 10-minute ride to the first tee showed the necessity. Word of warning to future golfers, there is only one drinks hole after the fourth and you come round again after the 13th so stock up. Another quirk of this course is that two fairways are shared and if your caddy doesn’t speak English too well it can be a bit confusing. Mine host, Buff, was having a good day until the fourth fairway where a beautiful bunker shot landed two feet from the pin, unfortunately it was the wrong one! A lot of the greens are not visible from the tee so having to play blind and not knowing any potential problems wasn’t what I would call fun, a subsequent visit should be easier. The course itself is very scenic, well manicured with good fairways and greens, although the latter

erred on the slow side. The combination of carries, and lack of course knowledge inevitably contributed to low scoring from the 14 golfers. Only Colin Greig in first place on 38 points and Peter Hapgood in second, a point behind, managed to master the problems. Even our tame golf pro, Keith Smithson, could only muster 30 points partially due to water sneakily placed down a steep bank behind a green. A fourth course is under construction next to Silky Oaks but the majority of our fraternity are still struggling with numbers 2 and 3. Results: 1st: Colin Greig (hcp. 7) 38 pts 2nd: Peter Hapgood (hcp. 20) 37 pts 3rd: Geoff Hart (hcp. 23) 31 pts 4th: Keith Smithson (hcp. 2) 30 pts Near pins: Colin Greig, Peter Hapgood and Geoff Parker


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Tips & Advice QUICK TIP Questions posted in today’s Ask Andy column are holdovers from the past; they either were inappropriate for a do-it-yourself column about problems around the home, or they simply were inappropriate. Nevertheless, this one time we deal with them in our annual April 1 edition of Pattaya Today. Be warned that this column is rated R (for “Ridiculous”). Long- time Andy readers will note that the names of some of those submitting questions have been omitted, and for good reason: They walk the streets of Pattaya. Pattaya Tales Dear Andy, I see that Pattaya’s former British Honorary Consul Barry Kenyon has a new book out called Honorary Consul Pattaya. (Coincidence? I don’t think so.) Anyway, I fondly recall Barry’s having been very helpful when he volunteered at the Immigration Office in Jomtien, and that he has had a long, long career and vast experiences in Thailand, well beyond his years with Pattaya Today and his activities with the Volunteer Tourist Police here. Knowing that he is still your colleague, I was wondering if you could tell me how old Barry is? Reggie Old Barry is fine. Thanks for asking. Conversion I’m having trouble with measurements as I redesign my house. Can you tell me how to change centimeters to meters? Yes. Take out “centi.” Ask Another Question Do you know how to easily remove floor tiles without breaking them? Gino Yes. Dog Gone Economy We’ve got two large dogs that are eating us out of house and home, particularly now that the price of dog food we buy has climbed to 99 baht. Wow! That’s almost 700 baht in dog money. Not So Fast Dear Andy, my boyfriend told me that the speed of light is almost 300,000 kilometers per second, but what is the speed of dark? Anon PS--I am a blonde, so to help me understand your answer please type slow. S…L…O…W. Sing-A-Song Why do hummingbirds hum? Louise Because they don't know the words.

Red meat is not bad for you Fuzzy green meat is bad for you. Hard Water; Easy Answer I see many questions in your column talking about hard water. What exactly is hard water? Ice. Criminal Vision Andy, what is the difference between robbing and burglarizing? Robbing is stealing money or property from a person or a place. Burglarize is what the robber sees with. Faux Kitchen Funds Khun Andy, some time I see story in Pattaya Today talk about counterfeiters go monkey house. You can tell to me what mean counterfeiters? Nok Counterfeiters are workers who put together kitchen cabinets. Your Serve What is the easiest way to prepare a sit-down dinner for 20 people? Judy Hire a caterer.

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argumentative and I don’t know how to deal with that. I was hoping you would suggest some ideas that would help me. Al There are two theories related to arguing with women, Al. Neither of them is effective. Song of Six Pence I’ve been looking at property, Andy, and have trouble understanding land measurements. Back in Europe we used hectares, which is a term used here, but in Thailand they also refer to something called a “rai.” What is a rai? Rene A rai is 400 square wah, the equivalent of 4 ngan. When You Gotta Go Andy, I got a leak in my sink. Karl OK, Karl, go ahead. Ant Rant When a reader asked you how to keep ants out, you advised making a chalk line because ants would not cross chalk. I did that and ants in my apartment don’t even pause before marching over the line with no fear. What’s up with that? Van Some ants haven’t gotten the message yet, Van. Hapless Jaywalker At the busy intersection near my house there is no traffic light, and almost every day a man is hit by a car or motorbike. What can be done about that? John Tell that man to stay out of the street. Save the Planet I’ve got an enlarged prostate, Andy, and must pee about every hour. My wife complains that I’m wasting too much water each time I flush the toilet. What can I do? Max Pee in the shower.

--Photo submitted by Roberto LoMo No Argument from Me This isn’t about mechanical or other such problems in my home, Andy, but about a marital problem. My wife is very

In-Laws Out My in-laws from Udon Thani visit us about once a month and invariably family arguments arise which alienates everyone for the next month or so, then they come back to Pattaya for another round in the battle. What do you suggest?

Remind them why everyone loves Santa Claus; he visits people only once a year. Take a Walk My dog is getting very fat, Andy. What does that mean? It means you’re not getting enough exercise. Age-Old Question Why, Andy, do you often promote the use of vinegar? Alice That’s really a two-part question, Alice. The first part is, “Why?” That’s a question that has been asked for millennia, particularly by philosophers and clerics. We don’t have space enough in this column to respond to such a profound question. As to your second question, “do you often promote the use of vinegar?” Yes, I do. Stuck in the Muddle Khun Andy, now I study English with my wife. She ask what mean “dilemma.” I cannot answer. Maybe you can tell to me? Somchai I can’t define the word for you, Somchai, but I can give you an example of what a dilemma is: Imagine yourself in bed with a beautiful, naked young lady on one side and a katoey on the other. Who would you turn your back on? Communication Problem Please tell my wife she is wrong when she says there is no need to wash fruit and vegetables before eating them inasmuch as you must peel them anyway. Felix Tell her yourself. Young Love I’m getting tired of so many articles in newspapers and on TV about pedophiles in Pattaya and, in fact, throughout Thailand. They are a menace and I abhor them. There, I’ve said my piece. Fritz You can say lots of bad things about pedophiles, Fritz, but at least they drive slowly past schools. Hope you’re all having a good April Fool’s Day. --Handy Andy


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Our Community

Dah’s success story

Some years ago the Mercy Children’s Home took in a pretty little girl named Dah. Her parents had separated and her older sister was unable to care or her. It was a heartbreaking time for the girls, as they were very close. They kept in touch over the years. When her sister became more financially secure, she requested that she be allowed to have Dah live with her. After doing some checking and determining that the sister offered a secure environment, the home prepared to say goodbye. It was a happy/sad day for everyone; Dah was

leaving many friends who would miss her happy, smiling face and sunny disposition. However, since she was a scholarship student, we knew that we would still be able to keep in touch regularly. We had always felt that she had a natural talent for art. This was borne out recently when Dah’s school chose her to enter an art competition sponsored by the United Nations on the importance of water in the world. She won her age (10-12 years old) group with a beautifully-crafted and thought-provoking piece showing how one person’s

actions impacts on so many others. The prize was an allexpense paid trip to New York and a monetary prize to be shared with the school. Dah was proud to be able to help her family, and we are proud to share her success story. Currently in her last year of high school, she hopes to continue her education where her artistic abilities will be nurtured; her goal is to become a gifted artist and environmentalist. Dah has determination and talent; we pray that circumstances do not

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rob her of her dream. We would love to be writing the story of her first exhibition and saying with pride, “Dah was once one of our children.”

PSC provides essential water to students by William Macey There are 90 plus schools in and around Pattaya which includes 11 major schools in the city. Many are in isolated areas and the children come from poor families struggling to make ends meet and finding it difficult to provide everything a child needs to complete their education which includes compulsory uniforms. Wat Nong Ket Noi School is but one example and Pattaya Sports

Club was asked to solve a big problem which concerned the drinking water. There are 600 students at the school and, when an extension is complete, the problem becomes even greater for there will be an additional 150 children. Clean drinking water is vital for everyone, particularly young children whose bodies are still developing. So it was

an easy decision for the PSC committee. The problems were immediately obvious: the filters had passed their sell-by date, the taps and the refrigerated water faced the sun most of the day, and the taps had broken. We noticed something that could help solve the problem: while there were no taps to supply drinking water, there were a dozen taps that allowed the children to wash their hands and faces. New filters were installed

on the existing, outdated filters were replaced, and additional taps were installed at both ends of the school. Furthermore, a roof will be built to protect the refrigerated tank from the sun’s rays. The school’s director and most of the children welcomed YWCA representative Noy and representatives of PSC. It is a joy to experience the gratitude shown by everyone at the school for the efforts of PSC and YWCA.

Volunteers clean Cosy Beach...again Fifty volunteers from local companies, Green Pattaya, and Pattaya City Hall cleaned Cosy Beach of three truck loads of rubbish. The cleaning crew brought their own food to share, and food also was provided by Nova Group, Siam Bayview Hotels, and Green Leaf Hotels. Kingdom Property provided water. A month earlier, Green Pattaya had removed a truckload of rubbish from a Cozy Beach gully, from which a further three trucks of rubbish were carried away this time. The gully seems to invite beachgoers to deposit their refuse in the dip, which quickly appears to be a garbage dump. Even while the Green Pattaya team was having lunch, nearby tourists were discarding their rubbish in the gully. Before the next clean-up, Green Pattaya will work with City Hall to erect signs and

to talk with the people who make money from the beach. Volunteers are welcome to join the effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 5 at Cosy Beach with Radchada “Toy” Chomjinda, director of HHN Foundation Thailand.


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Youth Focus CALL! Why is it so important in ESL? by Bhavini Vara, Mooltripakdee International School

Today I am going to talk about CALL, what is that you ask? Well it means computer assisted language learning. I think that the role of technology in the 21st century has become very important in the classroom for many reasons. I believe

often with the students as it allows me to present any topic in many different, fun and interesting ways. What I have found is that the students enjoy learning English when we use the computer as we play interactive games and songs, for example, that are fun and educational at the same time, making the learning process much more pleasant. One example of a CALL class is where we use the Oxford Owl reading website where I choose a book appropriate for that particular group of ESL students. The book is projected on

that it can help to motivate and aide students on their ESL journey while opening their eyes to a new world and way of learning that is very different from traditional learning resources such as books. In my classroom I use the internet and computer quite

the projector so that all the children are always focused on the same page. We read aloud together and I help the children with vocabulary that they are not familiar with or have difficulty pronouncing. After reading the book together I play the audio section for each page while we review the book. In some cases we play games related to the book we have just read.

This ensures that the children have understood what they have read. This also gives us the opportunity to review again new vocabulary and sight words that the students have come across. I believe that these CALL classes are a success as I can see that the children enjoy them and, most importantly, that they took another small step in their ESL journey.

PTA and teachers had set up food stalls that presented visitors with choices of food from all over the world, including French snails, crocodile, and pork pies. Students then put on a spectacular show ranging from Thai dances to dazzling Spanish dances, and from a stunning Chinese fan dance to a stupendous Indian dance. The day ended with some K-Pop

performers and a Ceilidh band, which had everyone tapping their feet. After such stunning performances, Friends of Garden PTA arranged a lavish and delicious lunch for all guests with more foods from around the world. For more information on GIS, based in Ban Chang, visit www.gardenrayong.com.

GIS celebrates International Day by Abhigyan Khullar, Garden International School Garden International School has students and staff from more than 40 countries, and its International Day was a huge celebration of this diversity. Every year GIS holds an International Day; this year the school extended the tradition to an entire week of activities making it more fun and memorable. Students

could choose from cuisines from China, Spain, Russia, and Italy. Not only this, but head of Languages, Ms Clifton, who was a key co-ordinator of the event, also added fun activities. All secondary students were divided into 20 teams (representing countries not currently at GIS) and were given daily challenges such as making a poster for a

given country and building famous monuments of that country from recyclable material.

There was also a team quiz and team sports like plank racing, human camel racing, and volley blanket. Perhaps the most fun was the cat-walk competition where students had to dress in the native clothing of a given country. To end this exciting week on International Day, a Samba Band kicked off the event followed by short extracts of all the national anthems of countries represented at GIS. After this, Friends of Garden

Dr Seuss Day by Mark Beales, Garden International School To celebrate Dr Seuss Day, students and teachers from Garden International School (GIS) got dressed up and read many of his amazing stories.

The GIS Prefects chose six of the famous characters and joined in the fun; they even got to eat specially-made green eggs and ham at break time, in honor of one

of Dr Seuss's most famous stories. Primary students read several tales and joined in activities in the library and in their classrooms. For more details on GIS, based in Ban Chang, visit www.gardenrayong.com.


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You & Your Pets Elephant numbers in Thailand

Cats for You in Pattaya

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

In 1850, more than 100,000 domesticated elephants lived in Thailand. Today, according to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, there are about 2,700 domesticated elephants and an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 in the wild. About 95 percent of Thai elephants are in private ownership; the Conservation Center’s 80 elephants are Thailand’s only government-owned elephants apart from a few in zoos and the King’s ten revered white elephants in the Royal Elephant Stable.

Mickey

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.

Happy April Fool's Day

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.

Tweety & Maloney

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.

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.

Going to the Dogs...

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

--Ann Landers

Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquake tremors 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.

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

If your cat is terrified of going to the veterinarian, it’s most likely he or she is simply afraid of getting into a pet carrier and riding in a vehicle. Condition your cat to enjoy the pet carrier by leaving it out and open often, or even all the time. Take your cat for rides in the car now and then without going anywhere, so the cat can get used to the idea that riding in your car does not always mean going to the vet.

Dr. Roberta 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 on our canine friends, Our Amazing Dogs. To download ebook versions of any or all three books (only 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 are used to help support abandoned cats, and the books help support your emotional health through their heartwarming stories.)


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1. GENUINE 2. AT NO TIME 3. SHOUT 5. SHORT ON DIPLOMACY 6. REMARK 7. VESSELS 8. MEASURE OF WEIGHT 13. HAIRSTYLE 15. SHOWED APPROVAL 17. ALTER 18. BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS 19. THEATER AREA 22. A SMALL PIECE 23. SOUND OF PLEASURE

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Solution Issue 13

Brain Tester 1. Which actress was on the poster for the movie West Side Story? 2. Which sci-fi movie was the biggest box office success of the 1970s? 3. Which city hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics? 4. Who was prime minister immediately before Ted Heath? 5. Which Open was Nick Faldo’s first? 6. Who was the oldest European head of state during World War II? 7. Tommy Docherty quipped he had more what than Jack Nicklaus? 8. Agatha Christie also wrote under the name Mary what? 9. Which city was the Lusitania headed for when she sank? 10. Which US president married Barbara Pierce?

11. In which London square is the US Embassy? 12. Who left England in 2006 as a fast bowling coach to go to Australia? 13. There are 6,080 feet in a what? 14. Who was US president in the First World War? 15. Which note is written on the bottom line of the treble clef? 16. Who used Marx Brothers film titles as album titles? 17. In which movie did John Wayne play the Ringo Kid? 18. In 2006 which cricketer became England’s youngest debut centurion? 19. Who was the last king of Troy according to legend? 20. Did Jesus speak Latin or Greek or both or neither?

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