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British passport chaos resolved

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et another new system for Brits wanting to renew their passports in Thailand had a dismal start after a compulsory email contact address was invalid for several days. At the end of March, the British embassy website announced that postal applications to Liverpool passport office (the system introduced as recently as last January) had been scrapped. British subjects now have to follow a new bureaucracy, the third change this year. Previously applicants applied through the Hong Kong consulate general. The website now states that all applicants must turn

up at newly opened offices at Trendy Office Building, 28th Floor, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, to hand in their documents. But, in order to do this, applicants have to write an email to BangkokHMPO@ vfshelpline.com giving a choice of three dates they could visit for their interview. However, early applicants needing a replacement passport found that their email bounced back with a postmaster message in Thai stating that the electronic address was out of order. Dozens of would-be passport applicants in Bangkok,

Pattaya, and Phuket angrily complained to embassy personnel or anyone else willing to listen. Mark Kent, the British ambassador, said in a statement last week that the technological glitch had originated at the Foreign Office and the passport authorities in UK but had now been resolved. The new system requires all applicants in Thailand–whether renewing their passport, ordering one for the first time, or reporting a lost or stolen one-- to report with their documents in person at the Trendy Office Building. They must appear a Continued on page 6


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News Robbery victim praises police Russian national Tatiana Ostapchuk, 33, said she was well satisfied with the police response after an armed man entered her unlocked house at 2 a.m. and demanded all her valuables. The intruder escaped with the woman’s iPad, Cannon camera, and iPhone, in all valued at about

100,000 baht. Later that day, police arrested 23-year-old Chaimongkol Damlongtan, having traced his location using the GPS signal of the stolen phone. The gun also was recovered; it turned out to be a toy. All the lost goods were returned to the robbery victim.

Electrician breaks Car dealership leg in fall set ablaze

Police and Sawangboriboon volunteers rushed to Big C Extra on Central Road in response to reports that a man had fallen off the building. Sanit Pungsaengchan, 35, was found with leg injuries on the outside ledge of the first floor. His sister

said Sanit is an electrician who was accustomed to working on high buildings. She believed that on this occasion he had taken a nap from his duties and toppled down at least two floors. He was later said to be comfortable in the hospital.

Police are investigating a blaze at the Mitsubishi garage on Sukhumvit Road which damaged two cars before firemen brought the fire under control. It is thought that the

fire, which occurred after the car dealership was closed for the day, may have begun in a garbage dump. Investigators said they were not sure yet of the exact circumstances.

Bag snatchers arrested Two men were arrested by police after a member of the public reported the license plate number of their getaway motorbikes. Saran Pinyoying and Danai Konkam, both 22, were found with various stolen items, including an iPhone and cash. They admitted to stealing a foreigner’s valuables in North Pattaya some days previously and to similar offenses.

Cambodian cook took his own life

A young Cambodian was found dead near Pacific Park in North Pattaya. The unnamed man, the apparent victim of a suicide, had worked as a cook at a local seafood restaurant. The dead man’s sister said she had

no idea why her brother had killed himself, as he had never complained to her. A loincloth was found tied tightly about the man’s neck, but it is possible he had taken pills. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Naked farang corpse found in empty building

A Eu r o p e a n - l o o k i n g foreigner, probably in his fifties, was found in a deserted building near Soi 11, Jomtien, by local youths who were exploring. Police estimate he had been dead for about four hours but, curiously, was not wearing any clothes.

There were wounds on the body, which led the police to assume there had been foul play. The man has not been identified because there were no documents or papers at the scene. Embassies have been asked to check their files for missing persons.


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News Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya opens

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News Estate must remove wall

Mai Chaiyanit, mayor of Nongprue municipality, told a public meeting at Pattaya Land and House Village that a wall erected for security purposes

would need to be removed to make way for a new public road between Sois 8 and 14. He explained that the wall had originally been built to deter

Low election turnout again

unwelcome strangers but was blocking a public right of way. A further meeting will be held to discuss the wall’s removal.

Police learn economical living T h e Po l i c e We l f a r e Foundation provided training for officers on how to manage household budgets and avoid going into debt. The guest lecturer, associate professor Wannee Chonnaphasatit of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, advised policemen and their families about prudent buying of commodities and turning off electric lights when not required.

Only about a quarter of Chonburi-registered voters turned out at polling stations to cast their votes for a Chonburi delegate in the national Senate elections. The successful candidate was Surasit Nitiwutvoraluck with 92,058 of the 256,554 votes cast. Most, but not all, bars and entertainment plazas obeyed the alcohol ban for 24 hours during the voting period.

Diving and ducking at A-One Hospital prepares for

Songkran injuries

This coming Saturday (April 19), some 300 guests are expected at the A-One Hotel Pattaya for the Drink Duck Dive Party to celebrate the Songkran. Suppachai Ratanaopath, assistant managing director, said everyone would enjoy

the pool, the splashing and the water guns while e ntertainment will be provided by Ibiza Sensation and DJs. All are welcome. Tickets are 800 baht, which includes a free drink and a souvenir. Call 038 259 555.

Duggan joins Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Carl Duggan has joined Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya as executive assistant manager, food and beverage, according to hotel GM Dominique Rongé. Duggan, a British national with more than 25 years in hospitality, most recently worked in Singapore. During his 22 years in Asia, Duggan worked as executive chef and F&B director at Hyatt Hotels in Hong Kong and China, and Sheraton and Conrad in Hong Kong. He holds a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from Harrogate College.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya says it is fully prepared to handle injuries from the expected rash of accidents and medical crises during Songkran. Teams of physicians, nurses and ambulances are on standby 24 hours a day, along with police personnel and Sawangboriboon volunteers. Tourist Police Superintendent Aroon Prompan said his officers would help

Indian students learn mall management Ninety-five graduate students from Mumbai visited Central Festival Pattaya Beach to observe management strategies in Asia’s biggest seaside shopping complex. They were welcomed by Apiradee Boonsom, mall marketing manager.

clearing roads for ambulances and other emergency vehicles, and asked the public to act sensibly and limit alcohol consumption. Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn, Sawangboriboon deputy president, said the volunteers had a good idea where accidents were most likely to occur and would have rescue vehicles stationed at 33 spots in Pattaya and the surrounding area.


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News Royal audience granted to Dusit Thani Pattaya Dusit Thani Pattaya was recently granted an audience at the Chitralada Palace as HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously accepted the hotel’s donation on behalf of the Chaipattana Foundation under the patronage of HM the King. Every year, general manager Chatchawal Supachayanont leads the hotel in presenting the money it raised from staff and management donations to help the less privileged through the creation of sustainable livelihood projects for them and their families. It is one of the hotel’s CSR initiatives aimed at giving back to society.

Focus on elderly care

At a Public Health Department seminar on aging, Dr. Pornthep Siriwanarangsan, director general, pointed to a rapid rise in the number of Thai people older than 60, a segment of the population that is rising even as the birth rate is dropping. Research suggests that more than 90 percent of the elderly have health problems of some sort, including diabetes, depression, osteoarthritis, and obesity.

Some suffer from all four. Those attending the seminar agreed that organizations focused on social care should work together to exchange technology and policies to improve the lot of the aged. It was also noted that more and more older people are living alone or in public sector homes as many families find it difficult to provide adequate care for and attention to their relatives.

Cultural bandwagon in Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh helped open Art in Mimosa, a travelling museum relating to threedimensional Thai art culture. Ten painters presented their work which was surreal in orientation. Tourists flocked to see the creations in The Fantasy Room, The Love Room, and the Snow Room.

Honda wins the Best Design Award at Motor Show

“Drive to the Next Enjoyment”—theme of Honda’s booth at the International Motor Show in Bangkok—was selected for the Best Design Award. Sompop Patipanthada, marketing general manager of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., accepted

the award from Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, organizing committee chairman. Honda’s minimalist booth, with a steel roof structure covered with translucent vinyl, was judged based on the holistic beauty, creativity, harmony, and quality of construction.


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News British passport chaos resolved Continued from page 1

second time to collect their passport once it arrives from the UK where it is produced. The VFS visa-processing office for Thais applying for a British visa has also moved here from Regent House. The revised rules for British passports are specifically for Thailand. For example, applicants for a British passport in Cambodia still must deal with the Liverpool passport office, and those in the Philippines and Malaysia must apply online. It is thought that the complex

and burdensome bureaucracy for Brits in Thailand is needed because of the large number of fake documents thought to be in circulation. “We feel the need to check out every passport application with the person and the paperwork in front of us,” said an embassy official who could not be identified because she was not an official spokesperson. If you need a British passport it is most necessary to check out the detailed procedure and the backup documents required by referring to British Embassy Bangkok on your search engine.

Navy wives train kids in English

Golf club celebrates 45 years Vice Admiral Attipon Kamolsilp was the guest of honor at the Naval Sport Development Center, Plutaluang, commemorating the 45 years of the club’s foundation. He said that Plutaluang, built with the cooperation of the US

Navy, is considered one of the most beautiful golf courses in the kingdom. Originally designed as a 9-hole course, it later became a 36-hole venue which has taken great care to protect nature and the environment.

Songkran blessings from 40 elephants In preparation for the ASEAN Economic C o m m u n i t y, w h o s e inauguration is 18 months away in the ten member countries, the Chonburi Navy Wives Association organized a

training camp for improving the English language skills of 52 youngsters. The children learned English through activity-based classes including vocabulary, painting and dictionary work. Certificates

of competence were handed out at the end of the twoday marathon. Support was provided by the Air and Coastal Defense Command, which also provided many of the volunteer tutors.

Men attack house Men on two motorbikes fired a volley of shots at a security guard’s home, injuring the man’s mother. Owner of the house near Baan Nongprue School, 36-year-old Surachart Kenaran, handles security at a bar on Soi Buakhao. When he earlier had intervened during an argument among several drunken teens at the bar, he believes the boys became angry and sought revenge. Police said Surachart’s mother suffered an injured hand. They collected 30 shell casings as evidence.

Teens assault, rob Russian tourist Two boys, believed to be no more than 16, are believed to have followed two Russian tourists before hitting one of them in the face with a brick and escaping with 20,000 baht, a mobile phone and personal documents. The injured woman, Sveta Filatova, 26, said she was walking near the Jomtien Beach Condominium when a motorbike approached from behind. A struggle followed as the boys ripped away her shoulder bag. She complained that it took place an hour to reach the scene.

Forty Nong Nooch elephants welcomed Thai and foreign visitors at Songkran by spraying them with cooling water during the recent hot spell.

Ladyboys exempt from draft The annual draft selection at Sattahip, which is determined by a drawing, produced a number of young men who turned up in women’s clothes. Both fashionable and skimpy garments were on view. After an initial examination, the cross-dressers were exempted by Army command because their declared gender was different from the gender of their birth. Most, in fact, had undergone gender reassignment surgery.


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News EarthCheck Silver awards Chic Republic opens Sleep Gallery to 10 Centara hotels

Kijja Pattamasattayasonthi, president and chief home fashion officer of Chic Republic, opened the fashion store’s Sleep Gallery featuring mattresses and bedding items from 12 wellknown international brands including Sealy, Slumberland and Tempur. A representative

of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya was at Chic Gallery to answer customers’ queries about sleeping disorders, snoring and allied matters. The hospital is currently offering its Sleep Lab Package at a discounted price of 10,000 baht for Chic Republic customers.

Unixx South Pattaya show suite opens Raimon Land has opened a newly-designed show suite at Unixx South Pattaya. The awardwinning property developer features a fullyappointed one-bedroom unit in its Pratumnak Road location. A limited number of selected units will be delivered professionally-designed and furnished in a special promotion for those who book early. The show suite is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Unixx South Pattaya, scheduled for completion in June 2016, is Raimon Land’s fourth and largest project to date in Pattaya,

following Northshore, Northpoint and Zire Wongamat. For more information call 02-651-9600.

EarthCheck has awarded 2013 Silver Certification to 10 hotels within the Centara Hotels & Resorts group; eight are part of Centara’s five-star Grand portfolio, including all of the self-owned Grand hotels, fulfilling a corporate target one year ahead of schedule. “Green and sustainable tourism is at the heart of our corporate culture, and we have been working with EarthCheck for several years to ensure that we operate all of our hotels to strict environmental standards,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Centara’s chief executive officer. “Our target for 2015 is to have a total of 15 hotels with Silver Certification, including the entire self-owned Hotels & Resorts core

brand,” he added. EarthCheck sets benchmarks for environmental awareness and conservation for the international hospitality industry, Hotels receiving the honor include Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World; Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok; Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi; Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin; Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket; Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui; Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives; Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; Centara Karon Resort Phuket, and Centara Kata Resort Phuket.


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News

Disabled training set

The Father Ray Foundation and the National Office for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NEP) launched a project to assist the physically challenged to find jobs in the public sector. Napha Settakorn, NEP director, said that there

were many jobs in state agencies for the handicapped with such skills as computer programming. She said they are setting up a training program to help students gain confidence in applying and interviewing for jobs.

Sports training gets underway

Pattaya Sports Complex, Jomtien, hosted the annual Sport Clinic Training Course attended by some 300 youngsters eager to learn new skills. The most popular activity was football, in which 150 boys participated,

followed by swimming with 35 children. The goal of the Sport Clinic, according to Praiwan Aromchuen, president, was to help young people use their time wisely and avoid nefarious activities.

Red Cross needs blood

Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Sunshine Radio, and Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital hosted a successful blood drive for the Red Cross at the malls’ Asian Bazaar Zone.

Ancient village to open June

Jatuporn Pisanwalert, manager of Thai Thani Arts and Culture Village, said she will spend 300 million baht to create a 20-rai cultural site at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden. She called it an ideal location for creating Thai-style houses of the past,

presenting traditional cultural performances, and demonstrating the ancient arts of Thai tribal villages. There will also be an ancient-style Thai market. The cultural center, set to open in June, also will feature restaurants and a souvenir shop.


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Sportsman Pub – a Pattaya institution Situated in Soi 13, between Beach Road and Second Road, the Sportsman Pub and Restaurant has become an institution in Pattaya. Opened in 1997, the emphasis is on traditional and home-cooked English pub fare with all the trimmings. A recipient of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, the Sportsman prides itself on a welcoming and all-embracing atmosphere which includes all live sporting events on seven big screens, weekly golf tournaments, a Thursday quiz with rollover bonuses, and regular Five Star visa trips to the Cambodian border. Not to mention the friendliness of the staff, which has become a byword for true hospitality.

The Sportsman is run by Dave Bowers, whose connections with Thailand go back 25 years. A true British entrepreneur and golfing enthusiast, Dave started off selling Balinese batik at a flea market in the south of Thailand before opening beer bars on Walking Street and then opening his current business. “Our aim is simply to create the style of an English pub in Thailand’s most popular seaside resort,” says Dave. “The rest is really history.” Food, of course, is the key to success in Pattaya, and the Sportsman is a team leader in this regard. Every Sunday, for example, there is an all-you-can-eat carvery which is

commonly applauded as the best in town. It’s designed to satisfy the palates of the discerning diner as well as the taste of the demanding trencherman with five succulent roast joints, special steak and kidney pie, Yorkshire pudding, and all the trimmings. The all-day British breakfast can’t be beat, even by the greasy spoon cafes back in the UK, whilst the Thai menu covers the spectrum of local food with a choice of spicy specialties. Another British favorite–fish and chips–is recreated here with that real, golden crispy

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Forno fires up pizza oven Forno fired up its wood-burning pizza oven at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Boasting more than 70 varieties of pizza, the resort’s head chef, Andrea, offers diners a unique al fresco dining experience on the Dicey Reilly’s Terrace, Pattaya Second Road. For more information and reservations, call 038 411 755.

Earth Hour at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya staged two major events to raise Earth Hour awareness among team members during the last weekend in March. The first was a staircase race from level 1 to level 34, intended to encourage the use of stairs rather than elevators, especially in peak hours. More than 100 team members participated. The second day featured an Earth Hour countdown session at welcome lobby when all unnecessary electrical power was shut down from 8:30 p.m. until midnight, saving 14.65 percent in energy. Hilton Pattaya joins some of over 3,900 hotels within Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of brands that participated in the event that mobilized an estimated billion people worldwide.

Khun Ya’ Kitchen opens Relatives, friends and customers joined manager Tossaporn Somwang for the opening of Khun Ya’ Kitchen along Local Road between Chaiyapornvitee and Sukhumvit 15. Serving Thai and European dishes, the restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tel. 081 823 58.


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Fantastic 5ive at Havana Bar

Havana Bar has launched the Fantastic Five featuring retro-Cuban style ambience and Power Jam Band. On Sunday evenings, the Holiday Inn hot spot on Beach Road offers signature Mojitos at 159 baht net per glass, while Mondays introduce the ten latest special cocktails in town created by Havana Bar’s bartenders. Havana & Terrazzo specializes in pizza, and every Tuesday guests can enjoy traditional and signature pizzas for 279 baht net. Wednesday is Ladies Night at Havana Bar from 5 p.m. till midnight; ladies in groups of three get a free drink for each drink purchased. Rounding out the Fantastic 5ive is Thursday’s wine and cheese--two hours of various Italian cheeses and cold cuts paired with selected wines at 890 baht net. For more information, call 038 725 555 or visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya R&B

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Earth Hour at Holiday Inn Pattaya

Holiday Inn Pattaya joined people around the world to turn off all non-essential lighting for an hour in recognition of Earth Hour. At the same time, management and staff had a candle lighting event at Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant.

Competition lures resort management, staff Management and staff of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya seen here at the Skills Thailand National Competition 2014 Fair at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. In photo is the hotel’s executive assistant manager for food and beverage, Wuthisak Pichayagan (standing, sixth from left), and Pattara Jongcharoenkulchai (standing, fifth from left), vice president, Human Resources, corporate office, Centara Hotels and Resorts.

ASEAN Green Hotel Award to Centara Grand Beach HOT SUMMER PROMOTION 20% off everything except set menu

Jacques Mury, general manager, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, congratulates his staff for having won the ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2014. The award is for meeting top standards and establishing a professional green hotel operation, including green products, human resource development, and environment management. In photo (left to right) are Albert Jan Van Beusekom, food and beverage manager; Vasint Chotirawi, financial

Centara Hat Yai gifts Songkhla governor

Opas Damrongkul (left), general manager of Centara Hotel Hat Yai, presents a gift basket to KritsadaBoonraj (right), governor of Songkhla province.

controller; Chatchawal Ngokngern, chief engineer; Apichart Atiperamin, revenue manager; Miguel Jaun, executive assistant manager rooms; Mury; Wittanu Chumsuwan, director of human resources; Thanyaporn Thirawat, public relations manager; Duenphen Pengkasem, customer service quality manager; Pornsawai Kumkornlercha, executive housekeeper; Kittiya Krupanit, front office manager, and Gael Lardiere, executive chef.

Dada at Cape Dara

Dada Damrongphol (left), DJ and TV host, vacationed at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. With her in photo is the hotel’s assistant general manager, Pattamon Mekavarakul.


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While shooting in Pattaya, Yong Armchair (left), Koi Saturday Seiko (right), and the Take the Man production team stayed at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. Also in photo is Tanin Suphavittayakorn (center), hotel executive assistant manager.

Bollywood star at Centara Pattaya Hotel

Bollywood star Randeep Hooda (center) vacationed at Centara Pattaya Hotel. Also seen in photo are the hotel's Veerapol Poungvarin (left), executive assistant manager, and Phimpichcha Cholsilanan (right), sales and public relations executive.

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A-One Hotel wins floral competition

The A-One Hotel Pattaya won first place at The 7th Colors of the East 2014. Suthin Sakkhee (third from right), executive housekeeper, accepted the award--the Royal Cup--from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Thai boxing champion visits Centara booth

Thai kickboxing champion Buakaw Banchamek (second from left) visits Centara Hotels & Resorts Booth at ITB 2014 in Berlin to promote Thai tourism. The resort’s Thirayuth Chirathivat (far left), chief executive officer, and Supatra Chirathivat (second from right), senior vice president for corporate affairs and social responsibilities, are on hand to greet the former K-1 World Max Champion. Also in the photo is Tanes Petsuwan (far right), a TAT director.

Lights out at Dusit Thani Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya observed Earth Hour by dimming non-essential lights as it participated in the worldwide campaign against climate change. Hotel guests were also engaged in the environmental activity in order to spread the message and create awareness. Dusit Thani Pattaya strictly adheres to its green practices and maintains sustainable programs that earned several awards from environmental groups in Thailand and abroad.

Royal Cliff management systems distinguished Royal Cliff Hotels Group, home to four 5-star hotels and a multipurpose convention center, has again been awarded three reaccreditations for its management systems. The Management System Certification Institute of Thailand singled out the group for its Environmental Management System, Quality Management System, and MICE Security Management System.

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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com stroganoff (B.295) and pork filet Gorgonzola are top liners from the main dish menu, plus we were told the plank steaks are the top sellers on most evenings. New Zealand tenderloin, pork filet, chicken and imported salmon are grilled and then served on a wooden plank with masses of vegetables and your potato recipe of choice. Meat lovers should also turn to the Grill section for a selection of juicy steaks, BBQ beef skewers, and a gourmet beef tournedos served with Idaho potatoes, truffle sauce and mozzarella cheese. Six sauce options, from béarnaise to tomato, can be ordered with your choice of potato preparation. The house special tenderloin–Captain’s pepper steak–is on offer for B.495 and comes spiced

Captain’s Cove European & Thai Restaurant A relatively new eatery has opened on Thepprasit Road near Soi 11. It’s called Captain’s Cove. Mick and I called by the other evening and were introduced to Ola, “the captain” who is the owner’s husband and inspiration for the restaurant’s name. He is a Norwegian seafaring man who spends his life skippering ships across the stormy seas while his charming wife, Ouie, controls her international and Thai kitchen with the same enthusiasm and commitment. This family-style restaurant is filled with comfortable touches: a big widescreen for showing the latest sports events, a bean-bag zone for laid back enjoyment of the matches, a kids’ playroom for the young ones, and a friendly horseshoe-shaped bar for more adult pursuits. Center

stage, however, is the restaurant where Ouie’s modern cuisine crosses continents in its gastronomic quest for the most interesting mélange of dishes. From 4 until 8 p.m. there’s a 2-for-1 promotion on their Chardonnay and Merlot house wine, which normally is B.150 per glass. Specially-selected labels also are available with a full complement of proprietary brands of spirits, beers and liqueurs. Complimentary tacos and salsa are provided to nibble while you make you choose from the menu. So with our happy-hour wine in hand we studied the extensive menu. A Scandinavian specialty Toast Skagen is high up there on the starters, as is deep fried shrimps (B.160), smoked salmon with a

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its jacket. The schnitzel was served with rich, red-wine gravy and was liberally sprinkled with capers and an anchovy fillet. Other fishy alternatives would be the baked snow fish, a house fish au gratin with salmon and dory in a creamy wine sauce or the signature Captain’s fish and chips (B.265). Something for everyone on this extensive menu of international dishes including 17 Thai favorites from tom yam kung (B.150) to spicy grilled beef tenderloin salad also at only B.150. Desserts on offer that evening were crème brulee and white chocolate mousse. Captain’s Cove is a convivial eatery lovingly built by Ola and Ouie who are striving to make their restaurant a happy place for all the family. They are to be congratulated on creating such a welcoming and pleasant environment in which to enjoy their cuisine. The prices are exceedingly reasonable and quality has not been sacrificed for an economic menu.

Put fresh kiwi in the bottom of the shaker. Add all liquid ingredients into the shaker with ice. Shake well. Gently strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with cherry. Serve with diced kiwi on the side. Martini Glass

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F&B Promotions Celebrate Songkran Festival with BBQ seafood dinner at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya Thai New Year’s time is all about celebration and enjoyment with families and friends. Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to celebrate the refreshing Thai New Year’s Day ‘Songkran’ with sumptuous buffet dinner at Café G during 12-15 April 2014 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy an expansive international cuisine, fresh local BBQ seafood buffet dinner, salads and indulge in a wide selection of chef ’s special dessert creations. Price 950 baht net per person. Kids aged 12 years old and below eat FREE. Café G is located on level 4 of Holiday Inn Pattaya. For reservation or more information, please call 038 725 555.

Pizza Carnival at A-One Hotel 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. For more information, call 038 259 555.

Meaty Monkfish at Blue Sky, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Blue Sky Bar & Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, is serving a special menu of monkfish, the meaty fish that comes from the cold waters of the North Atlantic, throughout the month of April 2014. Artfully prepared in a variety of tempting styles by executive chef Eric Berrigaud, you can choose from recipes such as monkfish cheeks with roasted garlic, monkfish pot au feu, monkfish piquillo or the traditional French Armoricaine monkfish, which is flambéed with cognac. Prices start from 550 baht ++, subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax. Blue Sky Bar & Restaurant is located on 24th Floor, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Hotel. Open daily from 6 pm to 2 am. For reservation, please call 02 541 1234 ext 4603.

Tapas & Wine Fusion 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.

Easter Sunday Carvery at Dicey Reilly’s, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Bring your family and friends to Dicey’s Carvery this Easter Sunday, 20th of April. There will be bunnies, chocolate eggs, and Lee Shamrock, the best one man band in Thailand, will be performing. Priced at 350 baht net. Dicey Reilly’s is located between Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa and Soi Post Office on Pattaya Second Road. Open from 8:00-24:00 hrs with full pub menu running until late. For more information, please contact 038 411 755 or e-mail: diceyspub@minornet.com

Songkran Food Promotion at Dusit Thani Pattaya Throughout April, enjoy the festivities more and celebrate the Thai New Year with friends and loved ones with a Songkran-themed Buffet Lunch created by Chef Alistair Carter. Some bits of international cuisine favorites are also included in the wide array. Only 399 baht ++ per person (food only). Available daily at The Cascade Restaurant from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. For more information, please call 038 425 611-7 ext 2476 and 2153.

Best Asian & Thai dinner buffet at Ginger & Lime, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya You now have the opportunity to feast on ocean fresh succulent Thai & Asian buffet dinner every evening. Chef Pinyo at Ginger & Lime Restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya prepares a variety of Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Asian menu for you to have a taste of each cuisine. More than 60 recommended items include the freshest sushi, sashimi and extensive Teppanyaki selection; Vietnamese classics; and authentic Thai dishes. Priced at only 599 baht net for adult and 299 baht net for children between 6-12 years of age. Ginger & Lime Restaurant is located within the calm and serene gardens of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 18:00-23:00 hrs. Call now for reservations at 038 301 234 ext 4264.

Easter Family Brunch at Edge, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya is introducing an Easter family brunch buffet at Edge restaurant on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Easter brunch sets the stage for a memorable day for family and friends to celebrate this festive holiday with special menus, kids’ activities and Easter giveaways. Guests can look forward to chilled seafood, salad bars, live cooking stations as well as an array of imported meats and seafood such as Alaskan king crab, fresh oysters and premium Australian beef sirloin in traditional Thai dressing and sizzling BBQ. After brunch, families and kids can create happy memories together in the family zone with Easter egg painting, decorating Easter bunny cakes, and face painting. Indulge in the festive atmosphere with a variety of dessert stations and assorted pastries such as Easter chocolate cake, Easter nest cake, Easter tart and much more. Celebrate Easter at Edge restaurant from noon to 3:30 p.m. for 1,600 baht per adult. Children ages 6 and below dine for free, whereas the Easter brunch is priced at 800 baht for children ages 7 to 12 years. Guests who enjoy fine wines can opt for the wine buffet at an additional 1,100 baht per person. All prices stated are inclusive of service charge and prevailing government taxes. For additional information and reservations, please call 038 253 000.

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Linda’s Restaurant Stylish, friendly and laid-back

Linda’s Restaurant has been a culinary landmark in Jomtien for some time now and we were amazed when we realized, that we had never visited this popular neighborhood eatery before. This was rectified recently. Linda suggested we dined one Friday night as a Salsa Evening had been arranged and they always proved to be lively happenings. Linda Eiksund is an interesting lady. Born in Hong Kong, she then spent 30 years in Norway where she trained as a chef and restaurateur before moving to Thailand, founding the successful partnership of the Norwegian Properties Group and creating the eponymous Linda’s Restaurant. The large terrace sparkles with convivial atmosphere and the cool interior offers a wealth of well-dressed tables, either on entrance level adjacent to the stage and dance floor or on the elevated zone with large picture windows and a cocktail bar. Having ordered our wine–an excellent Cotes du Rhone (B.1,650), we sat back and read through the extensive menu. Linda’s is open for breakfast with an abundance of choices from their Small Breakfast of strawberry yoghurt, fresh fruits, toast and jam for only B.89 to

the Luxury Norwegian of smoked salmon, egg and caviar, Italian salad, waffles with strawberry jam and Norwegian brown cheese at B.195. The cost-cutting lunch menu offers a variety of plates for only B.160 such as grilled chicken leg, garden salad and French fries, Swedish hash, or Norwegian beef soup and thin crisp bread, to name a few. Also, budgetbusting dinners can be had for only B.195 highlighting the likes of beef stroganoff, 300 grams of pork spare ribs, or chicken satay, plus there are daily specials (with much reduced prices), omelettes, hamburgers, baguettes and, of course, the famous Norwegian open sandwiches. The majority of the menu is firmly set in the magnificent mountains and fjords of Norway with every conceivable Norwegian specialty and festive dish. Fish farming is the foundation of Norway’s coastal economy, so little surprise to find Linda’s menu bursting with the best fish and seafood. Global cuisine is not overlooked and, as you will learn from further reading, Australian rack of lamb and New Zealand T-bone steaks rub shoulders with schnitzel cordon bleu and Italian lasagna. Mick and I, however, had already

decided to delve into the delights of fiskesuppe (fish soup), bacalhau Noruega (salted dry cod), and Fiskekaker med stekt lok (fishcakes with fried onions and potato). The fish soup was a velvety concoction of cream, salmon, potato, and carrots, which I loved. Portions here are enormous, so come hungry. Aquavit-marinated salmon with mustard sauce was a wonderful dish accompanied by a cucumber-made pot full of mayonnaise, salad, and lemon; the taste was smooth and succulent. Next to arrive was the Norwegian bacalao. A more than substantial piece of cod was served with olives, New Zealand mussels and accompanied by a rich tomato sauce. The snowy white cod fell in shards under my knife with the salty flavorings striking a vibrant note against the comfort of the tomato sauce. The fish cakes were definitely a different kettle of fish from the fish cakes that we cook at home. Made with fish, milk, eggs, and potato flour, the textural interplay produced a slightly looser version, but the flavors zinged through and, accompanied by the abundance of fried onions and potatoes, it was a heartening dish. Other main courses of note are pan-fried snow fish (B.795), poached king lobster, mixed seafood grill (B.595), pepper steak, surf and turf, and Australian rib eye. The menu spans 14 pages so the options at Linda’s are wide-ranging. The 3-course set dinner is B.595 and on the night we visited offered Norwegian smoked salmon to start followed by beef steak, finishing with a homemade tiramisu. There are well over 30 Thai dishes and the Sweet

Temptations desserts are more than tempting, including pancakes with butter cream, banana split, hot apple cake Norwegian style to cheese cake, lemon sorbet, fresh fruit, and an array of ice creams. It was 9 p.m. by now and the setup was starting for the Latin rhythms of the evening to begin. Participants started to arrive, the ladies in salsa and mambo-inspired dresses, headed by the well known dancer, Catalino J. Gotengco Jr. and his dancers. The evocative music struck up, the dancing commenced and suddenly we had a salsa fiesta at Linda’s Restaurant. These spirited Latin American dance parties are held twice a month, so do check Linda’s website for details. Linda’s Restaurant Thappraya Road, Jomtien, opposite the Jomtien Complex Open daily from 7 a.m. till late Tel: 038 252 726 or 087 813 0115 www.lindasrestaurant.com


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The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Five-star luxury and supreme comfort in the heart of Bangkok

by Mick and Di Barker

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The Okura Prestige Bangkok harmonizes the Japanese principle of “Wa” with Okura’s philosophy of “Best ACS” (Best Accommodation, Best Cuisine, Best Service) to create a hotel that provides unrivalled hospitality, comfort and luxury in a city already well known and appreciated for its outstanding levels of customer service. Directly quoted from the hotel company’s overview this admirable mission statement is now a reality as Mick and I can verify after our overnight stay at this stunning hotel. For most Japanese, wa is a feeling close to perfection; a group situation in which everything goes smoothly, without contestation or ill will, everyone knows their place and acts accordingly. Up & Above Restaurant and Bar

Best Cuisine: The haute cuisine Yamazato is situated in its “haute” location on the 24th level of the hotel. Already honored by the Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant award for 2013 this stunning restaurant offers the finest cuisine using traditional Kaiseki ryori methods. The 6-course signature Kaiseki set offers a royal Japanese experience while the a la carte options offer top-grade sashimi and a teppan chef who personally prepares your choices at the teppanyaki table. The sake list is comprehensive with carefully selected labels from the best houses in Japan as well as a selection of Japanese draught beers and the finest wines from around the world with a sommelier on hand to suggest the best possible pairing for each dish. Elements Restaurant is inspired by the famous Michelin two-star Ciel Bleu at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam and represents a new generation of lifestyle dining with a firm food ethos. Henry Jordan, chef de cuisine, and his stalwart team exhibit their skills in

The first Okura hotel opened in Tokyo in 1962. Since then the newly created Okura Hotels & Resorts have created 23 properties in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The opening of the Okura Prestige Bangkok marks a new phase and the Prestige collection of hotels and resorts is set to expand with more than 20 new properties scheduled to open over the next five years, beginning with the Okura Prestige Taipei. Chef Hagiwara, Yamazato Master Chef

their open kitchen enabling their guests to enter into the culinary theatre that unfolds as the evening progresses. Up & Above Restaurant and Bar defines the art of all-day dining. Natural materials and subtle hues create a leisurely spare in which to enjoy a restful breakfast which Mick and I did recently. The fresh fruit and juice bar was a sight to behold the scale of the selection and quality of the produce phenomenal. Orders for a wide selection of egg dishes are taken at table and delivered later, the cold cut corner and Japanese selection were inspiring and the pastries, crepes and waffles sheer perfection. An international buffet lunch with live cooking stations is held later in the day and on Sundays the hotel has created another culinary innovation raising the bar on the phenomenon of Sunday brunch. A la carte dining is also available featuring popular western dishes and specialties from various regions of Thailand.

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Best Accommodation: The rooms, of which there are 240, all offer inspiring panoramic views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through triple-glazed e-coated windows that insulate against both heat and noise creating an ambiance of serene synergy. We were more than impressed with the standard of latest technological developments that each room tenders. From the finest Egyptian cotton sheets to the supertechno bathroom amenities to the digital bedside control panels and flat screen internet TVs every possible element has Deluxe Suite Living Room been honed and perfected. Club levels are positioned on the highest floors and offer an exclusive level of privacy with bespoke services and the highest level of service in the Okura Club lounge. Club Lounge

Best Service: The Okura Prestige Bangkok indisputably puts the “Wa” factor into Bangkok hospitality. The harmony experienced between staff and guest is inspirational and their desire to please to be professionally applauded. The delicate beauty and subtleties of Japanese culture resonate throughout the hotel and fuse seamlessly with Western functionality and expectation. The Okura Prestige Bangkok Park Ventures Ecoplex 57 Wireless Road, Bangkok Tel: 02 687 9000 www.okurabangkok.com


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British Rock at Mantra As part of its popular tribute events, Mantra Restaurant & Bar will celebrate some of Great Britain’s most famous bands and singers at its next dinner concert April 25 and 26. More than two hours long, the show will have more than 30 songs from the 70s through today featuring hits by Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, the Rolling Stones, Simple Minds, Dire Straits, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Cliff Richard, Eurythmics, Queen, Rod Stewart, Adele, and Robbie Williams, to name a few. Performances start at 7:45 each evening. Special set menu starts at 2,600 baht ++, or pay a cover charge of 650 baht net to dine a la carte. All guests will receive a souvenir t-shirt. For reservations, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 429 591 or email@mantra-pattaya.com

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Sportsman Pub – a Pattaya institution batter which is quite rare in Pattaya. Also, they have just recently introduced a new menu with over 25 new dishes including a kids menu and great Indian curries. Outside catering is well-established at the Sportsman, which has been supplying popular Pattaya bars and nightspots with specialty buffets for many years. Party trays, finger food, pies, salads, giant leg of pork, vegetarian options, seafood platter, canapé buffet, chicken korma, BBQ meatballs, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs--are all on offer as well as much more. Not to mention Thai food, including the ever-popular green curry choices, sweet and sour, and spicy salads. All in all, the Sportsman offers a homely British retreat in Pattaya for expats and tourists alike. But, naturally, with a Thai smile!


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at Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya by Mick and Di Barker

Would you and your partner like an hour-long, relaxing foot massage? Would you both like to sip sparkling wine overlooking the bay of Pattaya while watching the perfect sunset? Would you like to

indulge in both activities at the same time? Well, Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya has recently announced a fabulous spa package enabling you and your partner to do just that and they’re calling it their “SPArkling

Foot Massage.” You can lounge in a stylish al fresco pavilion, take in the energizing ozone breezes from the ocean and admire the stunning panoramic view for a price of only 1,990 baht net per couple.

Tea Tree Spa is located on the 5th floor of the hotel. It consists of four body-treatment rooms, two couple Thai massage rooms, three outdoor spa pavilions suitable for Thai massage and foot massage, and a nail salon offering hand and foot spa treatments including manicures and pedicures. The spa is open from 10 a.m. to

10 p.m., and this wonderful SPArkling Foot Massage can be enjoyed at any hour but sunset is the perfect time to lay back and let the pampering skills of these highly-skilled masseuses unwind your senses while you are served a glass of bubbling delight. For reservations call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 or email spa.reception@ holidayinn-pattaya.com


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Promotions Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter

5 Quick Tips to Get Rid of Cellulite Fast by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Cellulite is awful. The dimpled look we women are forced to endure on our stomachs, thighs, legs, and rear end can make us feel quite depressed. Age is no deterrent, as cellulite can start to show even for the fairly young. It also doesn’t matter too much whether we are skinny or large as cellulite does not discriminate. So how can we rid ourselves of the curse of cellulite – and do it quickly? Following these 5 simple tips is a good start to being free of cellulite:

at eforea: Spa, Hilton Pattaya eforea: spa located at Hilton Pattaya offers its new special promotion package, “Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter”. Available now, the spa package is designed for guests’ relaxation, replenishment and release with the ultimate spa experience at eforea spa: at Hilton. Guests can book the spa package for only 3,500 baht and receive a 90-minute meditation massage, which focuses on instilling a deep sense of mental and physical relaxation. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to suit your individual needs to rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify. For an additional 500 baht, guests can enjoy a 30-minute body scrub and receive an eforea music CD, which features soothing tunes that they can relax to in their own home. For more information, call 038 253 000, email pattaya.info@hilton.com or visit eforeaspa.com

Summer Paradise at Royal Garden Spa, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Meadow Bliss spa program offRoyal Garden Spa at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa salutes the summer with dazzling skin after this heavenly treatment duo. Every inch of your body is youthfully renewed with the cooling sensation of a 60-minute Anantara Summer Cooling Scrub and the relaxing effects of a 30-minute Anantara Back Massage. Leave with a complimentary Anantara Sun Soothing Mist to calm your skin throughout this summer and a rejuvenated spirit. This package is priced at 2,800 baht net. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1711 or e-mail: ms_pmrs@minor.com

Fitness membership at Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Sheraton Pattaya Resort invites you to become a fitness member where you can experience the Fitness Center and three unique swimming pools to help you maintain your fitness and perform at your best. Daily use rate: 500 baht net per person Monthly Member use rate: 4,000 baht net per person Annual Member use rate: 15,000 baht net per person *Annual members are entitled to bring along one person for swimming in the pools. *Apply Annual member now to get one month extra for a head start. For more information, please call 038 259 888 or email info.pattaya@sheraton.com

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1. Essential Oils There are a few essential oils which have been shown to have properties that can help against cellulite. Some of the oils in this group include lemon, lavender, geranium, cypress, grapefruit, rosemary, and juniper. You can use each of the oils by themselves or combine them into a potent massage treatment oil. Massage is relaxing and it is also a great treatment for smoothing out your skin tone to reduce the visibility of cellulite.

A 30-minute session of fast walking 4 or 5 times a week is all that is needed. 4. Eat a Good Diet Get rid of alcohol, sodas, sweets, pastries, and – hard as it may be – you need to forgo the gravy as well.

2. Dry Skin Brushing

For this method, a natural bristle dry skin brush will be needed. They aren’t expensive and are readily available. Brush your skin with small circular motions over your butt and thighs, being sure to include any other areas where you have visible cellulite. The brushing motion breaks down the fatty deposits responsible for the orange peel appearance. Once you’ve finished brushing, you might also like to apply a sunless tanning lotion. The darker tones will make the cellulite dimples standout less. 3. Regular Exercise

Start up a regular exercise regime. Cellulite is identical to the fat stores everywhere else on your body, so reducing your surplus fat is only going to do good things for reducing the cellulite appearance. You are also increasing muscle tone so the shape of your skin will be formed by the muscle rather than the lumpy fatty deposits.

Cellulite is fat, and seeing as fat is mostly directly linked to our diet, you are only perpetrating the bumpy skin look. Increase your intake of fibers with more fresh vegetables, fruit (especially the sour variety), and fish. You know what you’ve been doing wrong so there’s no need to go into it here. Don’t skip your breakfast – make sure it’s a healthy one, and don’t be tempted into scoffing down late night dinners. 5. Stay Hydrated Cellulite is formed from hardened lumps of fat just below the surface of the skin. As our skin ages and becomes thinner the cellulite becomes more visible.

Keeping yourself well hydrated will ensure that toxins are flushed out of your body – which helps to stop the connective tissues from hardening and forming cellulite. For additional information on skin care, beauty, health, fitness, romance, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com

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

<<< Got Dry Skin? Try This… If you are suffering with dry skin, here are several tips that may alleviate the condition and also may help make your skin supple and smooth: • Use a humidifier to help keep your skin hydrated if indoor air is dry. • Wear cotton and other natural fibers. • Drink two to three liters of water, juice, and other liquids every day. • Eat omega-3 foods. Essential fatty acids can help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers. Foods rich in omega-3 include salmon, halibut, sardines, flax, walnuts, and safflower oil. • For redness or inflammation, apply a cool compress or an over-thecounter hydrocortisone cream on the area for a week. If these don’t provide relief, consult a dermatologist. • Limit showers or baths to one a day and use only warm (not hot) water. • Use gentle, liquid shower creams; avoid anti-bacterial soap. • Apply moisturizer daily and use sunscreen before stepping out during the day.


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Jawline Contouring Without Surgery A prominent jaw looks handsome on men, but women born with a strong jaw line often want to correct it. For this reason, jaw line contouring has become a popular cosmetic by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen procedure–one that typically is performed on women. It has the ability to achieve a less prominent jawline, create a harmonious balance with other facial features and soften the facial appearance. While Botox is a remarkable way to get rid of wrinkles, smoothing out creases in the skin isn’t the only thing that it can do to improve an individual’s appearance.

Botox also can reduce the size and modify the contour of a jaw line as it can shrink the size of the masseter muscle. What is the masseter? The masseter is a muscle located in the jaw. It is responsible for jaw movement, it allows the teeth to clench or chew. People who have a large masseter (hypertrophy) often have a square jaw line. When you clench your teeth, the masseter muscle protrudes. How the procedure works The procedure involves injecting Botox directly into the protruding muscle, focusing on the lower portion and avoiding the parotid glands, which produce saliva. It works by blocking nerve impulse to the masseter. This allows the masseter to relax so that it can gradually reduce in size. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce over time giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone. When will I see the result and how long will it last? Because Botox produces slow atrophy of particular muscles, results are not immediate. Unlike regular Botox of the upper face–where results are seen in a week to 10 days and last three to four months, improvement following masseter treatment may not be apparent for a month or more. On the other hand, the benefits typically last for six to 18 months.

Botox is temporary. Over time, muscles slowly will regain movement. After being injected with two treatments, most patients do not need additional treatments with Botox. Those who seek further contouring typically come for repeat injections every 6 to 9 months, depending upon your doctor’s advice. The results should be dramatic after a year of treatments. Who is a good candidate for this procedure? The most important criterion to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle. The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jaw line. If the muscle appears to be almost rock-hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done.

In order to determine whether this solution is suitable for you, a consultation must be arranged with the doctor to discuss your expectations and assess your facial structure. If the masseter is not pinpointed as the reason for your square jaw, jaw line sculpting with Botox may not be deemed suitable and an alternative may be suggested.

For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condo and Central Festival Pattaya). Website: www.nichaclinic.com, facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond

The Ten Most Common Senior Diseases by Pensiri Panyarachun, Absolute Living Thailand

There is no doubt that we are living longer than previous generations. Staying healthy is important at any age, but particularly for older people. Degradation of the human body starts as early as age 30, and that is a major contributor to many ailments suffered by aging adults, most of whom are contending with two or more of the following: 1. Brain Age is a major risk factor for most common brain diseases, including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and cerebrovascular disease which often strike older adults and are characterized by progressive deterioration of nerve cells, eventually leading to cell death. 2. Diabetes Diabetes, when blood glucose levels (blood sugar) are too high, can lead to dangerous health problems, such a heart attack or stroke. Older people with diabetes and high LDL cholesterol should monitor their diets, exercise, and take cholesterol-lowering medication. They also should have regular examinations of their eyes, feet and kidneys. 3. High blood pressure (hypertension) You can have high blood pressure, or hypertension, and still feel just fine. That’s because high blood pressure is asymptomatic. The silent killer is common in older people and a major health problem. If not controlled with lifestyle changes and medication, it can lead to stroke, heart disease, eye problems, kidney failure, and other ailments. High blood pressure is sometimes reflected in shortness of breath during light physical activity or exercise. 4. Incontinence Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder and/ or bowel control, resulting in the loss of urine and/or fecal matter. Incontinence is not a disease in and of itself. Rather, it is a symptom of some other disorder. For the elderly, it is always important to see a doctor about any problems with incontinence. 5. Vision It's a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms, but an exam can detect eye diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs. They may develop painlessly and you may not be aware of changes to your vision until the condition is quite advanced. An annual eye exam can help diagnose devastating eye diseases, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, early, increasing the chance of maintaining healthy vision later in life.

6. Kidney In a healthy aging person, kidney function remains normal. Illness, medications, and other conditions, though, can affect the ability of the kidneys to function properly. The kidneys can be affected or damaged by various diseases. Age increases the risk of problems, including inflammation or swelling of the kidneys, diabetes, urinary tract infection and incontinence, as well as cardiovascular disease. 7. Heart Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults, despite improved survival and declining mortality. Muscles in aging hearts may relax less completely between beats; as a result, the pumping chambers become stiffer and may work less efficiently. In old age, the heart also may not pump as effectively as it once did. Heart problems in old age may affect quality of life, length of life, or both. 8. Prostate Prostate enlargement is a common condition associated with aging. About a third of all men over 50 will have symptoms of prostate enlargement. Many experience urinary changes as they age, which may be caused by inflammation or enlargement of the prostate gland. Troublesome urinary symptoms are sometimes, but not always, symptoms of prostate cancer. When urinary changes cause problems, they can be treated successfully by lifestyle changes, medication, surgery or a combination of the three. 9. Anemia Anemia often points to a serious and possibly treatable medical condition. It can be a temporary condition, a consequence of other ailments, or it can be a chronic problem. Elderly people with anemia are 40 percent more likely to have problems that keep them from being independent. These problems include poor balance and not being able to walk long distances, making them prone to falls, heart trouble, depression, and loss of memory and concentration. 10. Obesity Obesity is an unhealthy excess of body fat, which increases the risk of illness and premature death. Obesity can exacerbate age-related decline in physical function and lead to frailty.

A perfect “Home” for your retirement

Absolute Living Thailand introduces you “Long Lake Hillside Resort”, an ideal lifestyle concept of retirement resort located at Banglamung, Pattaya. We combine resort-style living with special care and emphasize on quality of life for seniors. Retirement Living at Long Lake Hillside Resort makes you feel right at home from the very first day you move in.

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upcoming movies TRANSCENDENCE

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Lead Actors Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen Poots, Chillie Mo

Lead Actors Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Paul Brannigan, Michael Moreland, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

HTC One M8 As their followup to the incredibly popular One, HTC has announced the One M8, an indisputably-gorgeous Android-powered all-metal unibody phone. At its core, the One M8 features Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2.3GHz quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage expandable through a microSD slot, and all the connectivity options you'd expect. What's really important are the updates to the camera, battery, and gesture control. An updated camera gets pixels that are double the size you would find on most phones, letting you shoot in low-light conditions, while making it possible to use a number of new special effects. Its improved battery will last up to 40 percent longer, while a new standby mode will keep your phone running for 14 days. And gesture-control shortcuts let you turn on your screen, answer calls, and lock the phone without swipes or taps.

LG G Watch What will certainly be the first of many watches powered by the recently announced Android Wear, Google's operating system tailored specifically to wearable devices, the LG G Watch is still very much in its early stages. The project represents a close collaboration between the folks at LG and Google, bringing together leading producers of both hardware and software for what will likely be an impressive device. Specific details, including hardware specifications, have yet to be released, but it's definitely the start of something big for the Wear platform.

Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman

Directors Wally Pfister Genre Action | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi Release Date April 17, 2014 A terminally ill scientist uploads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Director Jonathan Glazer Genre Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller Release Date April 24, 2014 An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.

music / new release

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Camera You can take some great pictures with a smartphone or a DSLR — but neither of those is well-suited to the wilderness. For those times, you need something like the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Camera. Designed for use in any conditions, the TG-3 is freezeproof to -14º F, waterproof to 50 feet, shockproof from seven feet, crushproof to 220 lbs, and dustproof. Of course, it takes great photos, too, thanks to a high-speed f2.0 lens, 16MP backlit CMOS sensor, and TruePic VII image processor, which are joined by 1080p Full HD video recording, a 3-inch LCD monitor, GPS, and builtin Wi-Fi for easy sharing once you're back in civilization.

Director Scott Waugh Genre Action | Crime | Drama Release Date April 17, 2014

DEMOLICIOUS – Green Day Demolicious is an upcoming compilation album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It is set to be released on Record Store Day (19 April 2014). It is a collection of 18 demos including an unreleased track recorded in 2012 for their ¡Uno!¡Dos!¡Tré! album trilogy. It is set to be released on a double vinyl, CD, and cassette tape. The cover art was designed by comic book artist, Tom Neely with Kristina Collantes.

1. 99 Revolutions 2. Angel Blue 3. Carpe Diem 4. State of Shock 5. Let Yourself Go 6. Sex, Drugs & Violence

KINFOLK VOLUME 11 By KINFOLK 9781941815106 THE HOME ISSUE The spring 2014 edition of Kinfolk explores the meaning of home, what it looks like, how different people arrange them and the qualities that the best ones share. This issue will feature the usual mix of photo essays, reflective essays, simple recipes, illustrated guides and lifestyle tips. This special 176-page issue features a 46-page Home Tours section with lots of images from around the world.

7. Ashley 8. Fell for You 9. Stay the Night 10. Nuclear Family 11. Stray Heart¬¬ 12. Rusty James

SHOW YOUR WORK! By AUSTIN KLEON 9780761178972 Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s selfdiscovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.

13. A Little Boy Named Train 14. Baby Eyes 15. Makeout Party 16. Oh Love 17. Missing You 18. Stay the Night


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Bangkok International Motor Show - 35th edition Cars, pickup trucks, super bikes, gadgets and pretties galore. The hottest automotive event in the Kingdom. The annual Bangkok by John K. Lindgren International Editor-in-chief: Motor Show, aka carsanook.com BIMS, rolled out at Thailand's mega expo venue: Challenger Hall 1-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani. The strap line for the 2014 show--Beauty in the DRIVE (Beauty in the drive?) The 12-day event boasted 28 car makers, nine motorbikes, seven audio and 87 accessory brands from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India, Europe, the United States and Thailand. The kickin'-the-tires-and-slammin'the doors (and ogling pretties) extravaganza 2014 started on March 26 and ended on April 7. These days, the entrance fee is 100 baht. Year 1979 was debut of Bangkok Motor Show, an open air event at the hot and humid Lumpini Park. The entry fee 3 baht! The nearby Thai-Belgian bridge wasn't even built nor the MRT station. But the ‘79 Motor Show still attracted 380,000 visitors; last year's BIMS at Muang Thong Thani 1.7 million people and 40,000 orders were placed. Motor Show organizer Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, chairman of Grand Prix Group, said the large number of new models launched before and at the show will significantly help spur car sales in Thailand. Some highlights this year: The American Ford Company showed off their new downsized, EcoSport subcompact SUV propelled by a 1.5 liter

5-speed automatic power shift loaded with new features. Price: 669,000 to 829,000 baht. The Japanese presented the allnew 2-liter sport compact Mazda3 in sedan and 5-door hatch-back versions equipped with Mazda's new SkyActiv technology providing improved fuel economy, outstanding performance and low emissions. Price range: 833,000 to 1,094,000 baht. Nissan, nee Datsun, rolled out the all new Livina--a compact MPV with a 1.6 liter, 114-horsepower petrol engine. Price: 672,000 baht. The prestigious Lexus marque showed off its new ES 300h hybridpowered luxury sedan combining fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness, i.e. Hybrid Synergy Drive. Power comes from 2.5- liter petrol and electric motor. Four driving modes: Normal,

Sport, Eco and EV. Yours for a cool 3.5 million baht. The German powerhouses--BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen--impressed visitors with their premium segment imported (CBU) and locally assembled (CKD) luxury automobiles. Bayerische Motoren Werke, BMW highlighted the stunning i8 concept car. A futuristic, sleek plug-in hybrid combining electric and petrol power with a sprint capacity 0-100 in 4.4 seconds. The über-chic Mini presented the new third generation Mini Cooper S. A 2-liter turbocharged pocket-rocket, 192 horsepower, top speed 192 km/h. And the frugal Mini Cooper Diesel. A downsized 3-cylinder, 1.5 liter twinpower turbo. Fuel consumption: 26 km/L. Price starting from 2.2 million. The coveted Mercedes-Benz brought the all-new C-Class with a high-tech 4-cylinder turbo mated to a 7-speed G-Tronic transmission. Plus LED Intelligent Light System for safe night driving. MB claims that the fuel consumption, thanks to the aluminium body, has been cut by 20 percent. C 250 AMG: 3,19,000 baht and the C180 Exclusive. Price: 2,790,000 baht. Also at the elegant Mercedes stand, the new GLA-Class, based on the A-Class platform, the smallest SUV Mercedes has ever built with the smallest engine, a 1.6 liter petrol 7-speed power plant. Retail price: 2.4 million baht For the ultra high-net-worth individuals two legendary motorcars; the Rolls-Royce Phantom priced 42.5 million baht, and the iconic James Bond, 007 sports car, the Aston Martin

V12 Vantage S appeared at the Motor Show for the first time. The Italian Ducati motorbike stand drew a big crowd due to the sexiest pretties of the show. Ducati 1199 Superleggera (English Super light), the fastest road bike in the world. Also on the stand, the iconic Monster 1200 and Monster 1200S, the iconic Ducatis that started the naked bike phenomenon over 20 years ago. Ducati Thailand pampered their fans, the Ducatistis, with attractive sales campaigns complimentary canapés, espressos and cappuccinos at Desmo Cafe. Looking to buy a new sedan, MPV, a heavy duty pick-up truck, a big fat bike or you just want to pimp your ride with cool accessories? Head

for the Motor Show next year at end of March beginning of April. Or the Thailand International Motor Expo in November-December; both shows are at Impact Muang Thong Thani. 2013 BIMS became a member of Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) and Bangkok is firmly listed in the world's motor-show calendar. www.oica.net So if you can't visit Detroit, Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris (Salon International de l'Auto), and Tokyo motor shows, try Impact Muang Thong Thani - Challenger Hall 1-3. Two auto shows per year and ample parking provided. Wanna buy a new car?

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Amari Phuket launches a four-day, three-night All Together Family Package. The package is available for Superior Ocean Facing Rooms, Superior Ocean View Rooms and Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with an inclusive daily buffet breakfast. Moreover, the package also includes round-trip airport transfer, welcome fruits and flowers, free in-room Wi-Fi internet access, one set menu dinner at any restaurant, a 20 percent discount at Breeze Spa and on food and beverage, and guaranteed late check-out until 16:00. The package starts from 18,829+++ baht and subject to changes with terms and For more information, please contact 076 340 106-14 ext conditions applied. The validity period is from 8033 and 8034, email reservations.phuket@amari.com or now until 31 October 2014. visit www.amari.com/phuket

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City Garden Tower Global Top Group’s latest project, City Garden Tower, was launched in February at

the same time of the sold out party of its other project City Garden Pratumnak.

City Garden Tower is set in a total land area of 3 rai with 465 units of varying types including studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. The 30-storey project offers a wide range of facilities to cater for all residents including big

swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis area, library, kids’ club and luxury gardens. Other services include 24-hour video surveillance system, shop house, and restaurant and bar. Price starts from 1.69 million for 24 square meter

studio unit. Global Top Group’s other projects include City Garden Pattaya, Paradise Ocean View, City Garden Tropicana and The Cloud. For more information on this project, visit www. GlobalTopGroup.com

Retailers rank Thailand sixth in target markets Asia Pacific retailers are focused on expanding in the Asia Pacific region, a recent global report by CBRE Research has found. A survey entitled “How Active Are Retailers Globally?” found that Asia Pacific-based retailers see significant potential in Asia Pacific, and that all of their top 10 target destinations for expansion in 2014 are within the region. Thailand is ranked in the sixth position as a target for 29 percent of Asia Pacific-based retailers, while China is the most sought-after market (58 percent), followed by Vietnam (48 percent), Malaysia (42 percent), Indonesia (39 percent), and Singapore (35 percent). Top Ten Target Markets for Asian Retailers in 2014

Source | CBRE Research “The relatively lower levels of interest by Asia Pacific retailers in expanding in American and European markets reflect a cautious attitude to expanding out of their core markets,” said Sebastian Skiff, executive director of CBRE Retail, adding, “but that said, we are beginning to see a number of Asia-based brands working on strategies for

global markets. For example, Chinese brand Bosideng opening on Oxford Street in London and a number of other Chinese brands looking to launch New York and Australia.” Around 14-million-square meters (149-million-square feet) of new retail space is currently under construction in Asia Pacific. Half of the new supply is in China, mostly in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The bulk of the remainder is in Southeast Asian markets including Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. “In Q4 2013, four new retail projects opened in Bangkok providing around 40,000 square meters of new space,” according to James Pitchon, executive director, head of CBRE Research and Consulting in Thailand. “The total retail supply in Bangkok at the end of 2013 stood at 6.32- million-square meters, consisting of shopping malls, which shared 61 percent of the total market and can be categorized into three main types; community mall, enclosed mall and on-site retail facilities.” Global retailers’ targets The report found that retailers globally are predominantly targeting countries with mature retail sectors, although a number of emerging markets in Asia Pacific also feature strongly. Retailers originating from Europe have shown a strong bias towards their own region with less than 15 percent of retailers targeting markets outside the region. Retailers from the Americas are biased towards the US, but are also targeting European markets, and in particular Germany. China leads the way for Asia Pacific, ranking as the fifth most popular destination for global retailers, with 22 percent of surveyed retailers targeting the market in 2014. The importance of China globally cannot be

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underestimated, in part because of the impact having a presence there has on sales in other regions. Looking at Thailand, Jariya Thumtrongkitkul, senior manager of Retail Services at CBRE Thailand reported, “International brands which expanded their business lines in the Thai market in Q4 2013 include Sephora and Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories at Siam Center, Pull & Bear at Siam Center, Brioni’s first store at Gaysorn Plaza. Mid-range fashion brand openings included Carhartt, Pedro, and Kenneth Cole at CentralWorld Plaza,” In Vietnam, middle class consumers with rising incomes and a hunger for style continue to draw retailers’ interest. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were both ranked in the top 10 cities of most new retailer entrants in 2012 and 2013, according to CBRE’s Retail Hotspots in Asia Pacific report. The liberation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on wholly-owned retail businesses from 2015 is expected to further stimulate this trend. Meanwhile, the economies of Malaysia and Singapore are strengthening and as a result consumer sentiment is expected to improve in both markets. In Malaysia an influx of new supply is due over the next few years. The resulting increase in available space, and expected lower rental levels in these new venues, should provide an added incentive for international retailers wanting to expand there. In Singapore, stability in the economy and the employment market has laid a sound foundation for domestic consumption. Retail spending has also been boosted by the growth in international tourists, especially affluent ones, following the opening of major new visitor attractions. Singapore has since become one of the gateway cities for brands new to Asia. Of some concern though for retailers in Singapore is the availability of qualified sales floor staff.


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AERAS party for agents and media The Urban Property introduced its latest project, AERAS Jomtien Beachfront Condominium, along with its team, to real estate agencies and media at a party in the sales gallery. Free flow drinks, snacks and barbecue were accompanied by live music. An iPad mini and 32-inch LED TV were given away. AERAS Condominium features two luxury buildings of 38- and 4-storeys with 317 units along Jomtien Beach. A free MacBook Air is available to those who buy before April 30 if they register at www.aerascondo.com. The Urban Property's other projects include The Urban Pattaya City Condo, Acqua, and Sixty Six Condominium.

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Legal & Expat Money FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by: Magna Carta Law Office

Trademark Registration in Thailand What is a trademark? A trademark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which distinguishes products or services of a particular source from those of others. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. What types of trademarks are recognized in Thailand? Trademarks, collective marks, certification marks, and service marks may be registered in Thailand. Service Mark is a special type of trademark used in connection with services instead of products. Businesses use service marks to identify their services and distinguish them from others’ services. Certification Mark is used by the owner in connection with goods or services of another person to certify the origin, composition, method of production, quality or other characteristics of such goods, or to certify the nature, quality, type, or other characteristics of such services.

Collective Mark is a trademark or service mark used by companies or enterprises of the same group, or by members of an association, cooperative, union, confederation, group of persons, or any other state or private organization. Is it compulsory to register a trademark? Thailand does not officially require trademarks to be registered. However, there are numerous benefits to be considered. What are the advantages of registering a trademark? A. Registering a trademark provides greater legal protection against counterfeiting and infringement as it protects a company's name or logo and grants the trademark owner exclusive nationwide ownership of the mark B. Registering a trademark deters others from using your trademark. The registered trademark will appear in trademark search reports ordered by others, likely discouraging others from proceeding with registration of the same or similar mark, and C. Registering a trademark provides the trademark owner with greater remedies as it increases the likelihood of the successful filing of a dispute resolution case from an infringer. How can a trademark be eligible for registration? For a trademark to be eligible for registration, it must be distinctive and should not be similar or

confusingly similar to a trademark registered by another. The trademark must not consist of any characteristics mentioned in Section 8 of the Thailand Trademark Act B.E. 2534 (with B.E. 2543 amendment). The applicant or his agent must have an office or address for communication by the Registrar in Thailand. What types of trademark cannot be registered under Thai Law? According to Section 8 of the Trademark Act B.E. 2534(with B.E. 2543 amendment), trademarks having or consisting of any of the following characteristics cannot be registered: • state arms or crests, royal seals, official seals, Chakkri emblems, emblems and insignia of the royal orders, and decorations; • national flags of Thailand, royal standard flags, or official flags; • royal names, royal monograms, abbreviations of royal names or royal monograms, or names, words, representations, terms or emblems signifying the King, Queen or Heir to the Throne or members of the royal family; • national or official emblems, names, monograms and flags of foreign states, international organizations, and head of a foreign state, unless permission is given by the competent officer of the foreign state or international organization; • official emblems and emblems of the Red Cross or appellations Red Cross or Geneva Cross; • a mark similar to a medal, diploma, certificate, or any other mark awarded at a trade exhibition or competition held by the Thai government or a Thai government agency for public enterprise, or any other government organ of Thailand, a foreign government, or international organization unless such medal, diploma, certificate, or mark has been actually awarded to the applicant for goods and is used in combination with the trademark; • any mark which is contrary to public order, morality, or public policy; • a mark, registered or not, which is identical to a well-known mark as prescribed by the Ministerial Notifications, or so similar thereto that the public might be confused as to the owner or origin of the goods; • geographical indications protected under the law on geographical indications; How long does trademark certification take? The entire process takes approximately one year from the date of filing. However, trademark protection begins on the day the application is submitted. How long is the trademark protection valid? Registration of the trademark entitles the owner to protection of his trademark for a period of ten (10) years from the application-filing date. However, this can be renewed within 90 days before the expiration of each 10-year term. When an application for renewal is filed within the prescribed period, the trademark shall be deemed registered until the Registrar orders otherwise. The renewal of trademark registration shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Equity Release…..

Unlocking cash from existing offshore assets and raising the bar on equity release schemes So what do you do if you want to buy overseas property perhaps to live in, perhaps to retire to, or to generate rent from to supplement your other income? You don’t want to empty your bank accounts of your savings or sell your portfolio holdings. And vendor- or developer-finance is not an option. Well, before you abandon the idea completely, it is perhaps worth looking at your asset column for alternative ways of freeing up capital that you can put to work elsewhere. Home equity loans Releasing equity (the difference between an outstanding mortgage if any and the current value) from your existing overseas property is a well-documented method of raising cash via a traditional re-mortgage facility. This is worth looking into if you have some equity as well as easy access to a friendly lender who is not allergic to expatriates! If however, you do not own a property with equity, then there are other ways to access capital. Asset-backed lending from offshore portfolio structures Many expatriates and / or retirees living overseas will already have an offshore investment structure or portfolio bond that has, over the years, with ad hoc top-ups and investment returns, risen to a valuation of US $500,000 or more. In many cases, that can be used as security to provide access to a cash loan secured by the portfolio itself. A lending ratio of 50 percent loan-to-value would, in this example, release $250,000 cash lent to the investor on a rolling-term basis. The underlying assets in the portfolio would have to be of a low risk nature at outset to qualify, and then be conservatively managed going forward, but even so could will still provide a return higher than the interest cost of the loan in the current environment . There are risks involved: if the portfolio valuation were to fall below a certain limit which could in theory lead to a margin call from the lender, so a word of caution here is to avoid holding cross-currency loans and risky stocks or funds inside the portfolio. That said, the days of lending against highly-aggressive portfolios are largely in the past now as we enter a new world of cautious lending strategies being adopted by banks. Many will now only look to be lending against low- to moderate-risk assets such as blue chip stocks, investment grade bonds, government gilts, and professionally-managed unit trusts. One of the main benefits of asset-backed lending of course is that the security that you put up for the loan remains invested even after the loan proceeds have been released to you–whether that be the portfolio or the first property. If your loan is costing 5 percent a year in interest, and your portfolio is conservatively managed yet still returns 7-8 percent pa, then this can be a very viable option. An experienced investment professional should be able to properly structure your portfolio, prior to submission of a loan application, to maximize the chances of success. With proper, on-going monitoring and a full understanding of the risks involved and how to mitigate them, this can be a very powerful tool for individuals seeking cash funding for new ventures or those who would like to buy a property in Thailand with cash.

Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising international investors and expatriates, both onshore UK, and offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in wealth protection services, offshore trusts, QROPS UK Pension Transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor made investment solutions for individuals around the world. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage/insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for expatriates and international investors only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Property Savanna Sands Condo approved Having received the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Universal Group began construction on Savanna Sands Lifestyle Resort Condo and launched sales for their second high rise. On hand for the blessing ceremony at their showroom were Sonia Punjabi and Raj Pagarani, Universal Group chief executive officers. Consisting of three residential towers, each 26 storeys, Savanna will have 1,500 units. Completion is expected in December 2015. A fourth building-- a seven-storey hotel and serviced apartments--also is planned for the site.

What is actually happening in Russia? With widespread political media frenzy regarding Russia and the Ukraine, one could easily imagine signs of fear or concerns for what may happen. However, this is actually not the case! The normal people of Russia understand the intricacies of the historical situation, and most believe, if left alone, the situation would have been solved. So what does this all mean to

daily business? Not a lot, according to Kim Waddoup, CEO of the aiGroup in Russia, organizers of the successful Overseas Property Shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg. ‘In preparing for our Moscow Overseas Property & Investment Show last month, we were concerned for our exhibitors. Not for their safety, but would there be enough visitors for them over the two days of the show?’ said Waddoup. ‘We have seen general decreases both in our own portal (www.1property.ru) and in the Russian search engines for the number of searches for property abroad for certain destinations but, on the other hand, we have also seen increases (Dubai, Montenegro). Incidentally, searches for Property in Crimea have increased dramatically,’ Waddoup added. ‘Our 160 exhibitors from 27 destinations were eagerly awaiting the opening of the show,’ he continued. ‘Would the visitors come? A small crowd entered as we opened the door and then they just kept coming and coming. In fact,

we welcomed 5,907 visitors over the two days; just a very small decrease of 7 percent on our last show in October. ‘Exhibitors from all over the world who participated were also relieved, and while the situation is in every one’s mind (thanks to the press), it was business as usual. ‘Many regular participants also noted that most of the visitors were more genuine--now actively planning to buy property abroad rather than just looking. All reported an increase in the number of firm enquiries and many were amazed at the number of inspection visits being planned in the next months. ‘In fact, business was better than normal, as many are looking to move some assets out of Russia soon. ‘It is true that the Rouble has lost value on the money markets, but this does not seem to be affecting many people, especially as a great number have savings in hard currencies. Yes, Russian people are concerned with what is going on but they are not over-reacting to the media hype, and life continues as normal.’


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Thais do mean business! (Part I) As I mentioned in a recent article, less than 2 percent was the biggest dip Thailand experienced in its 15-year run of recordbreaking tourist arrivals; that minuscule drop occurred in the midst of the global recession and financial crisis of 2007–2008. Incredibly, the Indonesian earthquake which triggered the horrendous tsunami at the end of 2004 resulted in a mere 1 percent drop in Thailand tourist arrivals. Concerning Thailand’s political unrest between 2009 and 2010, tourism actually increased from 14.15 million arrivals to 15.9 million--an increase of one million visitors! Looking back at that period of time, I remember in June of 2010, I attended a Bangkok breakfast lecture presented by Ensign Media, publishers of Property Report Asia Magazine. The guest speakers at that particular Property Report LIVE event were Raimon Land’s deputy vice president for research and development, Simon Dervillé, and James Pitchon, executive director at CBRE Thailand. It was a very well attended group of some of Bangkok’s top real estate professionals and all were gathered looking to network over breakfast and to capture some insights into the Thailand real estate industry’s future. CBRE’s James Pitchon talked about the stability in the Thai real estate market and was a month or so earlier quoted in the Bangkok Post saying, “Thailand is facing a very limited impact from the sub-prime mess in the United States, mainly because Thai banks are still haunted by the ghosts of 1997 and have been very conservative in their lending to the real estate sector.” Stability is one thing….and being

conservative is another, but what really surprised most attendees was when Raimon Land’s Dervillé took the microphone and announced that a total of 1,087 condominium units were transferred in the fourth quarter of 2009 at an average price of 98,551 baht per square meter! Even more surprising, he went on to say that during that same period, Thai buyers represented more than 90 percent of Ramon Land’s sales, while foreigners made up only 8.8 percent, showing that the political upheaval had upset the international investment market more than the Thai buyers’ market. Even our own Eastern Seaboard Nova Group headed by Rony Fineman launched their well-marketed ‘The Cliff’ in the Cozy Beach area during the same fourth quarter of 2009, selling 41 percent of their 400+ condo units; 61 percent went to Thai buyers--unequaled on the Eastern Seaboard throughout the entire 2003 to 2007 condo boom. Yes, the fourth quarter of 2009 saw the Thai economy post 5.8 percent GDP growth, primarily due to Asian markets’ exports bouncing back, which consequently lead developers to releasing more projects and local Thai buyers queuing up to buy as their confidence roared back into the industry with condominium presales totaling 15.1 billion baht in the fourth quarter of 2009, an increase of 380 percent over the same quarter in 2008. Yes, I can hear you now…..“But what about the first quarter of 2010 with the red shirts and the complete chaos that ensued and snared Thailand into the international limelight as a ‘failed democracy’ falling into political disrepute?”

Red Shirts 2010

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Government Opposition 2014 Believe it or not, the first quarter of 2010 was very active in inner-city Bangkok, with one of the key findings of Raimon Land’s research being that the demand from Thai buyers had been remarkably strong with many developers turning their attention to this target group. In fact, during the first quarter of 2010, three land sites topped the one-million baht per square wah price level….that’s 1,000,000 baht per four-square meters folks! The market price of land at that time in those three locations--Siam Paragon and the areas in front of the Chidlom and Phloen Chit BTS stations--was estimated at 1-million-baht per square wah or 400-million baht a rai, according to the latest survey by the independent property consulting firm Agency for Real Estate Affairs (AREA) headed by Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai. Even into the second and third quarters of 2010, Raimon Land was finding that Thai buyers continued to represent two-thirds of their sales, gaining significant ground over the foreign demand that was prominent during the preceding two years. It is simply astounding to me that the Thai economy recorded its best growth performance in 15 years, with the 12 percent growth in the first quarter of 2010, despite all of the political unrest being perpetrated by the red shirts’ takeover of downtown Bangkok. Yes, the gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2010 increased 12 percent (equivalent of one-year growth), which represents the strongest growth since the second quarter of 1995.

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 18 years. He himself has been in the real estate industry going on 28 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington. Clayton personally was responsible for

bringing in the first 53 General Motors 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

You talk about ‘Amazing Thailand’ and I have personally seen this entire scenario before here in Thailand. Those of us that were here in 1991 remember that Army chief Suchinda Kraprayoon overthrew the government of Chatichai Choonhavan, eventually making Suchinda Kraprayoon prime minister for the very short period from April 7, 1992 until May 24, 1992. During that time, Thailand experienced a coup d’état, a military junta-style government takeover and yes, Thailand was the world’s fastest growing economy at 9.2 percent from 1987 to 1996! Is Thailand capable of doing it again? Is Thailand capable of being the world’s fastest growing economy again? Despite the political impasse that we have been experiencing for more than six months now (since November 2013) between the Yingluck Shiniwatra government and the growing opposition movement, Thailand once again broke its tourism record with more than 26 million arriving tourists in 2013. As well, Thailand is once again showing strong signs of growing foreign investment with huge commercial and residential development projects in the making, which we will take a closer look at in my next article. I have been here more than 23 years now and I say anything is possible with this amazing country…..and my experience has been like the title on the famous Expat's Guide to Doing Business in Thailand by Robert Cooper…..Thai’s Mean Business! 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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Urban luxury at

Siam@Siam Pattaya

Benjaphon Angsaengtham General Manager Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Shaking off the old & pioneering the new

by Barry Kenyon

If you ever wondered what “new Pattaya” might be like, compared with the “traditional” city, there’s no better place to start than the 268-room Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya. Located on Second Road, opposite Big “C” and Central Centre, this ultra-modern accommodation is bound to impress.

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he artistry here is both surprising and bold, brought to life by a member of the long-established Phornprapha family which runs Siam@Siam in both Bangkok (Rama 1 Road) and Pattaya. Bold colour is everywhere – bursts of blue and sapphire here and rich dashes of orange and yellow there – with every space in the lobby and other public areas brought to life. Vivid underwater scenes entwine with Siam@Siam’s signature industrial style, especially autobmobiles, to create an atmosphere which is absolutely unique in Pattaya city. Words can hardly describe the overall impression of urban art

space. You have to be there. The general manager is Benjaphon Angsaengtham, a 49-year old Phuket-born boy who looks considerably younger thanks to a careful diet. A well-travelled guy with a degree in hotel management from Brighton University, UK, he represents the new breed of Thai hoteliers who are in tune with contemporary trends. “It’s all about customer service,” he says, “I like to be hands-on, to apply a personal touch and to typify Thai hospitality.” He adds that to be really successful you have to work continually at staff training and customer satisfaction. With a huge satisfaction rating on the feedback website

Trip Advisor, Siam@Siam can certainly feel the hotel is on the right track. Benjaphon highlights several factors to explain the success. “This is a family-run business,” he explains, “so the decision-making process is simple and straightforward. We are a new hotel in town with the latest hi-tech equipment which even includes two swimming pools with speakers

playing underwater. Also people love our guaranteed fast internet connection and the latest wizardry in the gymnasium.” The hotel has a wide mixture of nationalities, as you would expect, but there’s no particular emphasis. South East Asians mix with Russians, Chinese, Australians, Americans and Western Europeans including a solid British following. “We do tend to attract the younger market internationally, including families, who are here for business or pleasure.” There’s also substantial accommodation on the 23rd floor to cater for the growing MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences Exhibitions) market in Pattaya with the latest audio-visual technology to support the facilities and an impressive outdoor green balcony overlooking a spectacular view, a full-function bar and a la minute food station. There is a large number of budget choices when it comes to picking a room for your stay but they all feature intricate handcrafted furnishings, high ceilings and large bay windows. There are all the usual room amenities. The colour schemes are quite unlike any seen elsewhere in Pattaya and are led by strong features representing


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I like to be handson and to typify Thai hospitality takes central place, jellyfish lamps adorn the ceiling and a fish tail shapes the bar. The industrial theme is maintained by naval ships and submarines. There’s a wide-ranging and tempting menu of Thai and international dishes with a special after-hours menu from 10 p.m. At the top of the house is The Roof Mixology with its stunning double-level pool surrounded by rich greenery and star-patterned lighting. General manager Benjaphon is understandably confident about Pattaya’s future. “The city has moved a long way from its traditional dependence on night-life entertainment, but progress is really just starting,” he says. “City Hall has announced that its aim is to create Pattaya as the Thai French Riviera within 10 years and I think that Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and his team have made a very good start.” Benjaphon adds that the main improvements still required are related to infrastructure. “There is to be a new underpass project on Sukhumvit Road starting soon to help relieve traffic congestion, and the next step is the creation of a hi-speed rail connection from Bangkok.” Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya is an impressive project underpinned by

elements of nature, the ocean and industry. Quirky design features and recycled materials combine to provide home comforts and modern amenities for guests to relax at their leisure. Near the lobby on the ground floor is the totally surprising Car Bar which celebrates the world of automobiles and motoring with jeeps, rickshaws and even a flying car – suspended from the ceiling as a light fixture – providing playful and

decorative elements. There’s also an outdoor area with car seats, tents and lawn chairs evoking a rustic or backhome environment. Completing the car-themed experience are lamps made from tricycles, street-inspired walls and

even maps across the ceiling. Guests can appreciate this intriguing space whilst sipping a cocktail or enjoying a snack. The principal restaurant is The Big Fish on the sixth floor, an all-day dining outlet with a difference: an oversized fish

a very capable Thai business executive. Both of them reflect the Pattaya of the 21st century – vibrant, futuristic, youthful and ambitious. The Thai French Riviera looks decidedly on track!


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Articles for Sale

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Business Opportunities

( p t m b o - b 1 9 1 3 )B a r f o r Sale at Soi 8 Beach Road. 5-storey building, fully furnished. Rent 55,000 P/M. Call 081 146 1811. (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 A Leading English Language Magazine for sale. Call 089 607 9850 for more details 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. 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 (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.

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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) Restaurant for Sale in Prime Location Jomtien (Thappraya 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 bobbybrooksproperty@ 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Services Provided

(ptmsp-k1913)New Storages & Warehouses & Lockers for Rent. Short/ Long Term okay, Located in South Pattaya. Start from 600BHT/Month!! Call 081.107.1717 http://www. WonderStorage.com Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from a minimum 700,000 up to a maximum of 50 Million Baht through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty

for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate yo u r c o n d o a t a ve r y reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You ar e Having a P r o b l e m w i t h Yo u r Computer either software orhardware,please phone 0868202577 or 0812951310 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printedmatters at reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 295 1310 (Thai & Eng)

Education & Training

Learn Fruit and Vegetables Carving from a Professional teacher with more than 18 years experience. For inquiries contact Yui at tel no. 086 320 9569 and/or 085 238 5453 or email at yuibua@hotmail.co.th (pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 373 175 or 038 416 493. We speak Thai, English, German & Deutsch.

Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r1413)AROMDEE APARTMENTS, quiet, clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/Ac rooms for rent start from 4000, baht monthly. Free Wi-Fi, Cable-TV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 h laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking distance of Big C, Tesco Lotus, and BKK Bus Station North Pattaya. Phone Thai/Eng.: 082-304-3907, Phone Norwegian/Eng.: 087-3290300, Office/Fax: 038-370861 Web: www.aromdee apartments.com Email: aromdeeapartment@ hotmail.com

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HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Luxury Resort Style Residence on 3 Rai ! Selling Price 39 Million Baht and 7 Bedrooms/4+2 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/3 Rai. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6004)

HOUSES FOR RENT

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) Impressive Lakeside Estate Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/600 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family home right on a lake next to Phoenix Golf Club and in the country just minutes from town. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5679) Resort Living just 50 meters from the Beach in Jomtien! Rental Price 75,000 Baht / Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/25 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2977)

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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4015)

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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4262)

LAND FOR SALE

Pratamnak Beachfront! Selling Price is 45 Million 203 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0903) Na Jomtien Beachfront! 21 Rai 348 Tarang Wah from Sukhumvit 400 meters deep to a 45 meter beachfront! Two low rise buildings with 4 units each set upon a large swimming pool. Purchaser can build up to 70+ floor high rise. 24,188,384 Baht per rai and 60,471 Baht per tarang wah and the entire 21+ rai can be purchased for a selling price of 529,000,000 Baht . For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0866)

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. 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 (PR6164)

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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 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)

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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)

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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! 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)


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Houses for Sale

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) 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)

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Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 29.9 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 50 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5052) Great Home in View Talay Villas! Selling Price 12.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/72 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4854)

G r e a t P r iva t e E s t a t e Home! Selling Price 14.9 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 375 Sqm/500 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5365) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 39 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) View Talay Villas (Jomtien) 3 Bed 2 Bath with Private Pool /Private Garage 332 SQM, 11.8 Million THB (Company Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com J O M T I E N PA L A C E ESTATES- Modern style 6 bedrooms home, 3 bath, and 3 beds upstairs and downstairs. Living Area 280 SQM. Sale Price 10.9 million (Co name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay Villas with Private Swimming Pool, Jomtien 2 bed 1 bath, Sale Price 7.9 million THB. 196 SQM (Company Name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Nice House 2 Bed 2 Bath for Sale off Soi Khao Talo: 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms, 1 Living Room, Total Size 156 Sqm 1,899,000 THB. (Freehold) Thai Name Please call 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 4.6 million THB. 160 SQM (Company name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproper ty@ 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 (Company Name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproper ty@ gmail.com Royal Par k Villa ge (Jomtien) House 2 Bed 1 Bath, 1 Living Room, Total Size 190 Sqm. / Furnished, European Kitchen, Communal Pool, Sale Price 4.2 Million THB. (Company 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 bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com East Pattaya - A two storey townhouse in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Rent: A minimum rental period of 6 months applies at 20,000 Bt per month or 18,000 Bt for a 1 years lease. Website Ref: HSER011. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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Baan Suan Lalana New Renovated Stuido-1 Bath/Total Size 40 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Communal Pool, Sale 1.25 Million Baht (Foreign Name) ID: BB-C1360

View Talay Villas Luxury Pool Villas 2 Bed-1 Bath/Private Pool with Garden, Total Size 196 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Sale 7.9 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-H1320

Royal Park Village House 2 Bed-1 Bath/Furnished, Communal Pool, Total Size 190 Sqm. Nearby Jomtien Beach, Sale 4.2 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-H1319

View Talay Villas Nice House 3 Bed-2 Bath/Private Pool with Garden, Total Size 332 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Jomtien, Sale 11.79 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-H1317

View Talay Villas House 1 Bed-1 Bath/Private Pool with Garden, Total Size 160 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Sale 4.59 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-H1318

The Residence Large Studio-1 Bath/Total Size 52 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Fitness, Pool, Sale 1.79 Million Baht (Foreign Name) ID: BB-C1348

View Talay Villas House 2 Bed-2 Bath/Private Pool with Garden, Total Size 240 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Jomtien, Sale 8.89 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-H1305

Baan Haad U-Thong Condo Oceanfront 2 Bed-3 Bath/Total Size 254 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Communal Pool, Sale 13.9 Million THB. (Foreign Name) ID: BB-C1361

View Talay Villas 2 Stories House 3 Bed-3 Bath/Private Pool with Garden, Total Size 500 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Jomtien, Sale 12.49 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-H1314

Bar-Guest House Bar-Coffee Shop, 4 Bed Guest House5 Bath/Total Size 180 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Dongtan Beach, Sale 1.49 Million Baht (Company Name) ID: BB-B1202

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Houses for Rent

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)

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Fantastic Home in the Mabprachan Lake Area! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/3+1 Bathrooms, 360 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0193) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Beachfront Villa with Impressive Interior Design! Rental Price 130,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call 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, 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

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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

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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).


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Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious bathroom with open shower, fully fitted European kitchen with breakfast bar, open plan living room with large balcony, roof top infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security, Wifi and just 40m walk to the beach, numerous fish restaurants, shops, and taxis. A contemporary building, which does set it aside, in a quiet secluded location. This is a ‘must view’ , to fully appreciate this beautiful beachfront location and the extensive interior design. Fo r S a l e : 6 . 9 m B t i n foreign name.Website Ref: CDOS582. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com The Gallery - Very popular new moder n low rise buildings ideally located in Central Jomtien, just 150m from the new Night Plaza and the beach. This high floor sea view studio, 29.5 sqm has been stylishly and expensively furnished throughout with

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MAJESTIC JOMTIEN CONDOMINIUM.700 Meters Jomtien Beach.60 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 living room apartment, 3rd floor. Beautifully renovated with fully equipped Euro kitchen, all matching furniture, 2 big screen TVs, 2 ACs, big bathroom, 2 big balconies overlooking garden and 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

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fitted wardrobe and LCD TV, luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, roof top infinity edge communal pool, sundeck, fitness, key card entry, reception, 24/7 security. For Sale : 1.89m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS710. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Par k Lane Resor t REDUCED: High floor 36 sqm unit offers some sea views in this new low rise resort style building just 800m from Jomtien Beach, offering 1 bedroom, luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, stylishly fur nished, huge 1600m lagoon style pool, 24/7 security. For Sale : 1.57m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS225. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Centara Avenue Residence - A stylish top floor 30 sqm studio in these new exclusive hotel and residence buildings located in the heart of the city due for completion end of 2014, early 2015. Superbly finished with European kitchen, luxurious bathroom, fitted wardrobes, balcony, communal pool, fitness, CCTV, 24/7 security, key card entry and just minutes away from the night life, shopping malls. For Sale: 2.35m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS783. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517)

Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) 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)

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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)

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). Park Lane Resort Jomtien 1 bedroom 1 bath 36 sqm. 15,000 per month. (1 year Lease) Fully furnished linens, cooking utensils and are Pool View please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Paradise Residence - Stylishly finished and furnished throughout in these new modern buildings just 100m from the beach and Jomtien 2nd Road, offering 1 bedroom 53 sqm, with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security and a minute walk to numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental period of 6 month applies. Price: 20,000 Baht per month, long term lease only .Ref Code: CDOR390. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Jomtien Beach - A low floor studio32 sqm, in these popular buildings, nicely furnished throughout with fitted wardrobes, luxury bathroom, European kitchen, balcony, huge communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security, mini-mart, laundry, cafes, bars, internet, travel agents all on-site and just a short stroll to numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental 1 year.. Price : 10,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: CDOR392. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084)


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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. 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)

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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

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Accountant wanted for condominium project: 1 position available. Minimum 1 year experience. Computer skill – MS Excel, MS Word. English is a plus. Female. Must be able to work overtime. Maid wanted for sales office and showroom: 2 positions available. Female not older than 45.Hardworking with service mind. Messenger/ driver wanted: Male. Must have driver license for car and motorcycle. Must be able to work overtime and travel. Please call K. Passanee 081 293 3390 or send resume to passanee@ therivierapattaya.com Assistant to Condominium Manager Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested in working with property management. Job description: customer service to the condo community residents, proper ty 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

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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 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

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(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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What a waste of money! (Charles Winton writes) What a farce the Pattaya pelican-type road crossings have been. They were installed in 2010–at a cost of over 50 million baht, I read at the time–on many busy roads in the resort. Almost from day one they have either been ignored altogether by drivers or been put on standby mode (flashing amber) by the local authorities. Woe betide any pedestrian who thought that he or she had the right of way when the signal turned green for walking! At long last I am pleased to see that someone from City Hall has accepted that the whole project was a waste of taxpayers’ money. Meanwhile, Pattaya’s traffic chaos continues as the rest of the rules-of-the-road are ignored as well. Parking is allowed more or less anywhere and I now see that double parking is becoming increasingly common on Thepprasit and Thappraya Roads. Until the laws are enforced, and people punished, Pattaya’s traffic woes will just go on deteriorating. Eventually, we will end up with 24-hour gridlock everywhere.

Time for political solution (Lee Jacobson writes) I am fully aware that Thai politics is not the business of foreigners here. The trouble with that argument is that the country is dependent on foreign currency and a constant flow of tourists from the four quarters of the world. I simply cannot understand why the opponents of the government cannot see that,

if they succeed in bringing down the Pheu Thai-led administration and replace it by a ‘neutral’ prime minister, then the Red Shirts will simply start doing what their enemies have been doing for four months: marching around, blocking traffic, inconveniencing the public and heaping violence on themselves through grenade attacks in the dark. So the country is going round and round in circles. The only answer can be a compromise–a general election in a couple of months but a prior guarantee in writing by all parties about the electoral reforms needed and a pledge, lodged with the Royal Household, that there will be a subsequent general election using the new rules.

Amazing Pattaya (John Patterson writes) Having recently arrived in Pattaya, I was expecting to see the city very quiet. I had read in the British papers about all the political chaos here which was deterring tourists. Yet what do I find? Walking Street was packed out with visitors (admittedly many Russians and Chinese), the high-class malls were busy, and my three favorite restaurants doing very good business. I even had difficulty getting a room at the three-star hotel where I have stayed during my trips over the past seven years. Yet Pattaya is less than two hours’ drive from where all the political trouble is supposed to be! It seems that Pattaya is a success story in its own right. Making money takes precedence over all other human activity. Well done Pattaya. You are indeed amazing.

business on May 18. I am leaving the country for a short holiday on May 22, so my question is whether I need to report or not. I don’t want to pay a fine or have my name put on some list or other. A: You are in the clear on this one. The regulations state that you can report your address two weeks before the due date or one week after it. Since you are leaving Thailand less than a week after your due date, you do not need to report. I assume you have a re-entry permit and that you are a oneyear visa holder. Your 90-day cycle begins again when you come back into the country. Failing visas Q: I realize that all countries have different regulations, but what are the most common reasons why a Thai woman fails to get a visa to visit her boyfriend in Europe or Australia? I’m really looking for bottom-line advice here. A: There are really three bottom lines. The embassy will be looking for solid reasons why the applicant will return to Thailand after the holiday – employment and the ownership of land or other valuable assets are the most obvious proofs. The sponsoring boyfriend also needs to demonstrate he has a regular income and access to accommodation for the duration of the stay. Finally, it’s very important to demonstrate the quality of the relationship such as the regularity of the contact when they are in different countries, financial help, etc. Everything needs to be backed up by copious documentary evidence of which you can never have too much. Pointless 90 days Q: As the holder of an annual work permit, I cannot for the life of me think of any good reason why I need to report my address every three months. Surely it would be better if long-stay foreigners were simply told to inform Immigration as and when they move addresses? A: The point has certainly been mooted, but nothing has yet happened along the lines you suggest. There are hundreds of thousands of foreigners in Thailand reporting their 90 days – don’t forget all those Myanmar and Cambodian guest workers – and Immigration always says it needs up-to-date records as so many people move often. Giving exemption to certain categories of people would not be easy to implement. Regular reporting also assists the authorities in contacting you if they need to. Giving a false address is a criminal matter by the way! 90 days quandary Q: I am due to report my address for the 90 days

The falling pound Q: Given that the UK pound has virtually collapsed now – I remember when it was 90 baht to the pound – I wonder whether there are any plans in government circles to reduce the 800,000 baht requirement for a retirement visa. It is getting very difficult to raise the amount because of de facto devaluation. A: You won’t be surprised to hear that there are no expected developments along the lines you suggest. Exchange rate fluctuations are a fact of life everywhere. It should be noted that more retirement visas are granted to Brits than any other nationality, although that may not be true for much longer! Overstay question Q: Owing to hospital treatment I shall be nine days overstay when I leave Thailand. I understand that the fine will be 4,500 baht, but somebody told me I might be arrested or banned from returning to Thailand. Is that true? A: Your fears will not be realized! Simply pay the fine and proceed. There are no other consequences. There will be a receipt in your passport but you will be welcome to return to Thailand anytime. Not my fault Q: I suffered a near-fatal heart attack in Thailand earlier this year and will now have about seven weeks overstay problem. Since the reason was ill-health surely there is some discretion by the authorities to cancel the fine of 500 baht a day. I have all the medical receipts and reports. A: You will have to pay, I’m afraid. Overstay is overstay no matter what the reason. The only exempt categories are the people in a wooden box or in an urn, and I am glad you are not in either group.

Snap Judgment The lessons of death Recently a 36-year-old murderer, known only as Nui, was sentenced to serve life in prison for the particularly brutal rape and killing of a six-year-old Bangkok girl last year. It is suspected that the transient, without even an ID card to his name, may have murdered many other children, perhaps aided by the fact that he was not formally registered as a Thai citizen. The provincial court’s presiding judge said he was sparing Nui the death penalty because he had confessed to the killing. Nonetheless, the case raises the issue as to why Thailand needs the death penalty at all if child killers, surely the most abominable of criminals, are to be exempt. There currently are more than 100 prisoners on death row in Bang Kwang Central Prison, mostly on convictions for drug dealing and murdering adults. Thailand has already travelled far down the abolitionist road. There have only been two executions by lethal injection since the retirement of machine-gun executioner Chavoret Jaruboon in the late 20th century. Bundit Charoenwanit and Jirawat Phompruek were killed on August 29, 2009, giving rise to fears that Thailand was reintroducing the death penalty on a regular basis. In fact, no further executions have taken place. The question then arises why Thailand has not abolished the death penalty altogether in line with most countries in the world. There are many reasons. The idea of the death penalty being a deterrent to crime is still popular in Thailand, as reflected in social media and public opinion polls, so any political party advocating abolition would be risking the loss of votes in the polling stations. Not to mention the fact that, in recent years, the Thai political scene has been continually a red-hot potato in its own right without the added dimension of a public debate on lethal injection. The most likely outcome is that the death penalty in Thailand will slide into disuse, rather as it did in Britain. Although Britain formally abolished hanging for murder in 1965, a working gallows was maintained at Wandsworth prison in London until the 1990s to deal with treason, arson, and piracy, but the rope was in fact never needed. Eventually the gallows were dismantled. Some continue to argue that the death penalty is needed in the 21st century. They can point to the United States, Japan, China, North Korea, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia where executions, sometimes grisly affairs indeed, are still performed for a variety of reasons. It is argued that fear of the final penalty is a deterrent, or that bad criminals deserve to suffer, or even that the relatives of a victim have the right in revenge to throw the switch on the condemned man or to pull the chair in public view from under his strangling body. Against this is the testimony of those who actually killed their fellow citizens on behalf of the state. Chavoret Jaruboon, who died in 2012, wrote in his autobiography, The Last Executioner, that he came to believe that none of his executions had actually deterred crime or benefited the victims. The only purpose, he candidly wrote, was to exact revenge. Albert Pierrepoint, who incidentally executed around 500 criminals as opposed to Chavoret’s 55, also confessed in his memoirs very much the same sentiments. He had become an abolitionist–although it is true that in his dotage he began to waver after a policeman friend of his was shot dead. Nonetheless, if two of the last century’s executioners who were also published authors can argue in print that the death penalty achieves nothing worthwhile and should be discarded, then it is without doubt time for a rethink in the Land of Smiles.


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Recent Race Updates: 2014 F1 News: Lewis Hamilton made it back-to-back wins at Malaysia and Bahrain and beating Nico Rosberg in a wheel-to-wheel battle in the Bahrain Grand Prix. The two Mercedes ran different strategies in the middle stint – Hamilton pulling a gap on soft tires while Rosberg ran mediums - the race took another twist on lap 41. As Pastor Maldonado exited the pit lane, he hit the right rear of Esteban Gutierrez's car, sending the Sauber barrel-rolling across the track, Gutierrez emerged unscathed. Sergio Perez in his new ride for Force India in 2014 finished a respectable 3rd place. Upcoming Races: Apr 18-20 Chinese GP, Shanghai www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 NASCAR News: Rain has delayed four of the five NASCAR races of the 2014 Season, and has produced 4 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 26 R ichmond International Raceway May 4 T alladega Superspeedway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 Indy Car News: All eyes were on Takuma Sato to see if the Japanese star could claim his second win in the newly tagged Verizon IndyCar Series, and the pole sitter for the first IndyCar race of 2014 in St. Petersburg Florida. But when it came down to race strategy on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit, there was just no matching Power and Team Penske's masterful campaign for the Verizon Sponsored #12 IndyCar. Upcoming Races: Apr 27 H onda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (Birmingham, Alabama) May 10 G rand Prix Of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana) *Inaugural event May 25 I ndianapolis 500 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana) 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. Marc Marquez won in a thrilling MotoGP season-opener in Qatar after holding off a charging tenth-on-the-grid Valentino Rossi by just 0.259s. Rossi and Marquez (who was using the harder rear tire) exchanged the lead repeatedly in the closing stages, before a mistake free final lap from Marquez kept Rossi at bay. Dani Pedrosa completed the podium. Upcoming Race: Apr 27 A rgentina MotoGP May 4 S pain 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. Toyota Team Thailand has confirmed they will be represented during the season in four of the key categories: Super Car Class 1-GT3, Super Car Class 2-GTM, Super 2000 Class 1 and Super 2000 Class 2.

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PSC golf from The Growling Swan Bangpra – Stableford It had been quite some time since we had played Bangpra, one of Pattaya’s oldest courses, and we were all looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with it and as Monday was a Thai Public Holiday we opted for a game on the Tuesday. We had 27 golfers signed up for the day. As we assembled at The Growling Swan we welcomed John Waugh from Darwin, Australia, Graham Rice from Gove in the Northern Territory of Australia, and Leif Kikgaard, Jan Lovgreen, Lotte Boskov, and Arne Max Pedersen of Denmark. After a good run up Route 7 we arrived to find the course quite busy, which gave us plenty of time to prepare and have a practice putt. We were called to the first tee quite quickly and managed to send our first group, a three ball away 30 minutes early. It was hot and humid with just a bit of wind. The course was in great shape, although the greens seemed to be just a tad slower than usual for this course but still posed problems for those faced with downhill putts of any size. It was slow going as there were holdups on most of the par threes and, after taking a couple of drink breaks, we managed to complete the round in the fairly-slow time of four hours and 40 minutes. It was great to play the course again after a long break and with the excellent company it was a very enjoyable day. We had two divisions–A for handicaps 0 to 16 and B for golfers on handicaps of 17 and over, with four places in each division. There were also rewards for nearest- the- pin on the four par

3’s and longest first putts on the 9th and 18th greens. Martin Todd returned to good form and won the division A with a fine score of 39 points, and with two golfers on 36 points, the resultant count-back saw Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei (18 point back nine and 13 points on the last six holes) take second spot from Mike Allidi (18 point back nine and 11 points on the last six holes) in third place. Big Bill Steinman finished fourth with a steady 35 points. Things were tight at the top of division B with two players on 38 points, so another count-back was required. That saw Arne Max Pedersen (19 point back nine) take first place from Lotte Boskov (16 point back nine) in second spot. Thientong Charoenrung came third with 34 points, one point ahead of Jan Lovgreen in fourth place. Results for Bangpra: Division A – 0 to 16 1st – Martin Todd (9) - 39 points 2nd – Alain Taddei (16) - 36 points 3rd – Mike Allidi (3) - 36 points 4th – Bill Steinman (10) – 35 points Division B – 17 and over 1st – Arne Max Pedersen (17) – 38 points 2nd – Lotte Boskov (18) - 38 points 3rd – Thientong Charoenrung (18) - 34 points 4th – Jan Lovgreen (18) – 33 points NTP’s 2nd – Jan Lovgreen

by Peter Blackburn

8th – Thientong Charoenrung 12th – Sal Brizzi 17th – Leif Kirkgaard LFP’s 9th – Dave Neal 18th - Bill Steinman The Growling Swan NAGA Award (going to the golfer with the worst score on the day-which is not made public) was won by firsttimer John Waugh. He accepted the award like the good sport that he is. Thientong then kindly paraded Deefa the Dog and, of course, collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan Golfers. It was then back to the bar for several coldies and reminiscing over the day’s golf. Growling Swan Golf, home of friendly golf in Pattaya, welcomes golfers of any persuasion– low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8 a.m. with transport departing at 8.30. For bookings or more information contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com We also play bowls out of the Growling Swan every Wednesday and Sunday. Sunday is lawn bowls and Wednesday is indoor bowls. All are welcome. Transport leaves The Growling Swan at 10 a.m. on each of those mornings. For more information call Paul Rennison on 0843 454 005.

Sailing strong for 10 years: Top of the Gulf Regatta Top sailors from around the world heading to Top of the Gulf Regatta May 1 to 5 Top of the Gulf Regatta celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with top sailors from around the world heading to Pattaya to compete in Asia's largest multi-class regatta next month at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Regularly attracting in excess of 250 boats and more than 600 sailors from over 30 countries, Top of the Gulf Regatta is known around the world for its competitive sailing across a diverse fleet of boats. This year organizers expect one of the most competitive fleets yet with boats and crew from Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and from as far away as England and the United States. “The tenth anniversary is shaping up to be one of the best yet. We have a strong line-up of international boats and crew who will be racing a large fleet of local talent across twelve classes this year,” said William Gasson, chairman of the organizing committee. An iconic event in Pattaya's sporting calendar, Top of the Gulf Regatta has become

a Festival of Sail, bringing together a large fleet of keelboats and multihulls, dinghies, beach catamarans, windsurfs, the prestigious Coronation Cup and the Thailand Optimist National Championships. Seeking to promote sailing in Thailand, organizers have worked closely with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand for 10 years supporting grassroots sailing here and have given thousands of young Thai sailors the opportunity to develop competitive sailing skills at an international-standard regatta. Thai youngsters have gone on to compete in regional and world sailing championships in recent years, as well as in the Olympics. Having introduced windsurfing to the Regatta a few years ago, organizers this year bring the RS: One Asian Championship to Thailand for the first time. Gasson expects more than 30 national team sailors and Olympic hopefuls from around Asia to compete.

Top of the Gulf is the only regatta in Thailand operated from a marina. “Ocean Marina Yacht Club have been instrumental in the development of sailing in the Gulf of Thailand and in the success and growth of the Top of the Gulf Regatta over the past 10 years,” said Gasson. For more information, visit www. topofthegulfregatta.com

PSC Golf from Tropical Bert's Khao Kheow (Stableford) The first Tuesday of every month is at Khao Kheow. The question is why? The answer is because this course is one of the best around and does not make you feel anything but welcome as you play. This is also a really difficult test of golf, so when you finish your round you know that if you played well you deserve your score. So onto the course and the test for the day was the C & A nines in that order, and seeing that the players had ‘done good’ in the last couple of Tuesdays, I thought we would play off the yellow tees. This is a real test of golf and I really cannot understand how these 18 holes are considered easier than 18 holes on many courses we play. The C nine was, I believe, an add-on after the original A & B nines were finished, and to my mind it is a little lesser than the other two; it does not feel quite as polished somehow, but that is not to say it is any easier. In fact, for me this is the hardest of the three nines. And I started with two none returns just to prove it. With the wind quite strong, the day turned out quite difficult. After the C Nine the A nine, stroke index wise, is classed as even more difficult but it has a certain class. After a gentle start it turns quite difficult and the first par 3 is a real

monster when the wind is against you, and as is usual two from our four ball went in the water and one in the bunker. Still Mashi got on the green. Talking of the greens they were quite good on this day, if a little difficult. Round over, and I have to say this was one of the hottest days I can remember for some time, it was into the welcome shower and up to the restaurant. The restaurant has a fine view and it is a pleasure to sit and relax after such a hot day. Back at Bert’s a little early it was time for a couple of cold ones before the results. As planned the results were more like we expect from a tough day at Khao Kheow. In the A flight, 0 to 17, the winner was Mark West with 35 points on count-back over Brian Parish in second. In third place was Maurice Roberts with 34 points. In the B Flight, 18 up, the winner was Jim Ferris with 35 points ahead of a count-back on 34 points that saw Tom Herrington in second and George King in third. So a great day ended with a few more ‘cold un’s’. T.T.F.N. Near Pin John Hackett, Max Scott, Dick Warberg AVD, Long Putt Walter Baechli, Derek Brook Wangjuntr (Stableford) This being a long drive away,

fewer than normal turned out, but with the decision to play the valley course we still had a reasonable number. We have just reached season starts and the sports days have started to come in, so the regulars who play with us, year in and year out, will still be there week in and week out playing at low season rates. It is an ill wind, etc. So the group turned up at Wangjuntr to play the valley 18 holes, this after we played the highland 18 holes last time and, frankly, were not very impressed. ‘Spectacular’ but overly so. So we went to play these 18 holes that we have played a few times before and remembered as being an enjoyable course. However we also remember that the last time we played it poured down and the place was swamped. We hoped for better on this day. Getting to the start here is quite easy, and we saved time not travelling to the highlands start, so we were soon off. As said the last time we played here the skies opened and we were swamped out and the skies looked as if we were due some rain on this day. So it was with some apprehension we got away. Now the good news, there was not one player who did not say this course was not in really excellent condition and all had a very enjoyable round. So a really super

by Derek Brook

course on the day and well enjoyed by all. The one hiccup was that the greens have two pins on each green and on the back nine there was some problem which to play, very minor as the greens were really good. Of course it rained for a short time and after 40 minutes or so we were able to complete the round. Not only that, but the course drained fast and did not unduly affect play. This is a fine course and well worth a visit. So round over it was into transport and back to Bert’s. Back at Bert’s it was soon time to give the results but not before we all said ‘well done’ to Doug Maiko for his hole in one. We all said well done to Doug. The runaway winner on the day was Mike O’Brien with 43 points leaving the rest in the dust. In second was Andre Van Dyk, off his new ‘golfers’ handicap after playing so well of late. With 36 points he won on count-back over Dave Edwards in third. We then had a count-back on 35 points that saw Andy Purdie in fourth and Jim Ferris in fifth. Then, believe it or not, Doug Maiko bought the golfers a drink. Now there is another first; more surprising than his hole in one. Well done and thanks Doug. T.T.F.N. Near Pin Mike O’Brien, Mark West AVD, Doug Maiko (hole in one)


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Tips & Advice QUICK TIP

If you enjoy soft drinks, use the tab on top of the can as a straw holder...

Old Spice Andy, your April Fools’ Day column was brilliant. I’ve always liked reading Ask Andy and I’ve enjoyed your subtle humour from time to time, and this last time your wit shown through (even in some of the dated lines you used). That said, I have a question for you. About a month ago you provided some useful information related to storing herbs and spices. But I’m left with the question: if I keep herbs and spices properly stored for a long period of time (years, maybe) will they go bad and make me ill? Cheers, Lester Thanks for your kind remarks, Lester. In answer to your question, dried-up, decades-old spices won't make you sick, but they will add little—if any--flavor to your food; nor will they impart any nutrients or health benefits. The experts at McCormick suggest that seasoning blends are good for up to a year or to two; herbs and ground spices, one to three years, and whole spices up to four years. Assault on Batteries Andy, is it a good idea to store torch batteries in the fridge? Does that help them retain their charge longer? Johnny Both Duracell and Energizer—two of the world’s leading battery manufacturers—pooh-pooh that idea for flashlight or any other type of batteries, Johnny. They stress that storage in a refrigerator or freezer is neither

required nor recommended for batteries produced today or for battery-operated devices. Cold temperature storage can in fact harm batteries if condensation results in corroded contacts or label or seal damage due to extreme temperature storage. To maximize performance and shelf life, says Energizer, store batteries at normal room temperatures (20°C to 25°C). Shock Treatment We change many equipments in kitchen, Khun Andy, and the fitters make new electric plug for washing machine, oven, cooker and etc. but when we touch the machine on metallic part we get the electric shot. Builder say now can not connect on earth so we must to keep shoes when we want to use something. Is possible to change or must break new kitchen? Somsak Electrical shocks are a common problem in houses with old wiring, Somsak, but unusual in newer homes. You’re right to be concerned because proper grounding is necessary to ensure that any misdirected current will flow through the ground wire instead of through you. Without the ground connection, you may well be the best or only path to ground (or earth), and you can receive a shock. What can you do? My best advice is to call in a qualified electrician and ask him to present you with several solutions and the estimated cost of each. Don’t be guided entirely by price; safety is the priority. Remember that you are dealing with a potentially dangerous

After opening the can, just swing the tab around so that it acts as a straw holder that also helps prevent the straw from floating out of the can. element; it is worth spending a few extra baht to protect your family from shock or worse. If a professional electrician is out of the question, then one of the cheapest and simplest ways to address the problem is by using a ground fault interrupter outlet. This is a less expensive option in many hard to re-wire cases. Instead of running a ground wire, or connecting a ground connection to the outlet, you will rely on the GFI function to provide personal protection. Such an outlet will trip when there is not the same amount of current flowing in both electrical lines. So when some of the electrical current starts to travel into the casing (toward you), the GFI will trip and stop all current flow. Better than just letting it travel to the ground via the ground wire, it stops all current flow preventing any shocks. Do not use it on equipment that uses a surge protector (like your computer). Caution: Before doing any electrical work, shut down all power. Make sure you are only working on dead, deenergized circuits. Unwanted Mat Finish We recently had the interior of our house painted, Andy. In the one room where we have carpeting, the workers dripped some paint onto the carpet. How can we get those stains out? Nina Spray window cleaner onto the carpet where there are paint stains, then wipe the paint away using a rag.

Something to Sneeze At My wife has severe allergies, especially to mold, and I have a problem with humidity (I know, Pattaya probably isn’t the best place for either of us— particularly at this time of year). Can you give us any advice on how to best eliminate or at least reduce humidity in our home, thus stemming the growth of mold as well? Nigel Unless you’ve got an airtight house or condo, Nigel, you probably won’t be able to totally eliminate humidity. But you can reduce it by trying some of the following: *Replace your bathroom exhaust fan with a high-volume model that moves a lot of air. More efficient models use a rotary blower instead of a fan blade and are quite. *If you have a clothes dryer, make sure it is vented outdoors. Check the vent tube or pipe for leaks. *After using your clothes washer, leave the lid open to let it dry out. *Vent your kitchen range outdoors. *When cooking, use a lid on pots to reduce released steam. *Put de-humidifiers in rooms or areas that are damp. *Use your air conditioner. Even when cool, don't open windows and doors to save money. Entering humidity will cause mold to grow and will cause your air conditioner to work harder, costing you more. *Check everywhere for water leaks and make needed

repairs. *Insulate cold water pipes so that condensation doesn't collect. Chip Shot Why do you think paint on walls outside my house split and crack? Now it’s only the top coat. First I noticed only hairline cracks, and then the paint began flaking and chipping. Did I apply the paint wrong? Can I fix it? Aldo The problem as you describe it could lead to complete failure of the paint over time, and you should do something sooner rather than later. As to why the paint is splitting, flaking, etc., it may have been caused by lowquality paint with inadequate adhesion and flexibility, perhaps too much thinner mixed in with the paint, spreading the paint on too thinly, poor surface preparation, or painting under windy conditions that caused the paint to dry too fast. You can try to correct cracking that does not go down to the substrate by removing the loose or flaking paint with a scraper or wire brush. Then sand to feather the edges before priming any bare spots and repainting. Signs of Our Times Seen in the window of a secondhand shop: We exchange anything-bicycles, washing machines, fans, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain? --Handy Andy


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Our Community Green Pattaya cleans Big Buddha Hill

More than 30 volunteers from Royal Cliff Hotels Group and 20 from Pattaya City Hall joined Green Pattaya to clean the public area of Big Buddha Hill and parts of the temple. Green Pattaya has longtried to get the area clean but the amount of garbage has always been daunting. This time the large number of volunteers accomplished the task in just an hour, then split up to police the entire hill of rubbish.

City Hall provided tools and a small truck and Royal Cliff Hotels Group supplied a big garbage truck. More garbage remains on adjacent property which is privately owned. City Hall said it will contact the owner to have the eyesore removed. The next Green Pattaya cleaning event on May 3 will be outside Sheraton Pattaya Resort and Royal Cliff Garden Condominium. Call 083 017 0632, or go to facebook page Green Pattaya.

What Goes Around, Comes Around by Mercy Center When encountering people living in slum surroundings and desperately in need, one initially imagines that they have been born into poverty. This is not always so. It could happen to any us given the circumstances many of them have faced: death of a spouse or children to whom they had looked for support in their old age; single mothers reduced to begging or stealing or forced into the world of drugs or prostitution in order to feed their families; children or spouses in jail, or terminally ill; or investments that tied up money for a number of years. Such was the case of a grandmother we met while delivering food to a slum

community in Pattaya where residents had been forced to move from their homes when the landowner sold the property. Mercy Pattaya workers tried to locate them, but it was no easy task. One day, however, they met Grandma on the street and learned that the owner of the land on which they had lived previously, had offered them another piece of land nearby, rent free, and many of the original community (including herself ) had taken up residence on the cleaner, healthier site. Some days later, she astounded the Mercy Pattaya team when she donated several thousand baht. It seems that savings she had invested many

years earlier and virtually forgotten about had matured with an excellent rate of interest. Thrilled at her good fortune, Grandma now wanted to thank the organization for all the help she and her friends

had received during their lean years. We often hear, "What goes around, comes around," but less often in this context-a financial blessing from a most unexpected source.


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Youth Focus Banglamung School celebrates success Sakchai Taengho, Banglamung district chief, presented certificates to 600 graduating students in grades 9 and 12 and scholarships were awarded to top-achieving youngsters going on to higher education.

How a native language can help develop English by Edward Emmet Learning, understanding and speaking English is very important in today’s life. English is either the first or second language in most countries around the world. English is the main language used on the internet and in books, so learning new information in a non English speaking country can be difficult. It is important for children who are non English speakers to learn English as a second language. The main problem parents have is forgetting the importance of the language of their child’s mother tongue. Studies show that most skills learnt at a young age in a native language can be easily transferred to English. If your child is able to read in any language, they can use this ability and transfer it

to the skills needed to read in English. A valuable reading skill is the capability to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words from context. Also when planning essay writing, examinations or other written work, the tools used in a native language can easily transfer to English. If your child is in international school it does not mean they will complete their studies in an English speaking educational system. Most children complete their education in their native country. Children who have problems speaking their native language can often feel alienated from their parents and families, which can lead to depression and loss of cultural welfare, which is why it is very important to keep developing your child’s mother tongue.

Primary production by Mark Beales, Garden International School “The Last Monster in Scotland” was staged by Primary students at Garden International School (GIS) in Ban Chang. Featuring fantastic costumes and scenery, Primary students in years 3 to 6 took to their roles brilliantly and successfully staged a funny, action-packed show. For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com

The best way to have strong native speaking skills is to have private lessons with a native speaking teacher once a week. Another way that parents could help their children to develop their native tongue is to have good native reference books or textbooks at home. When meeting family members or native friends in a non educational environment they should not be discouraged to speak in their native tongue. With one wheel (one language), you can go from place to place. With one big and one small wheel (one good and one not so good language) you can go farther and faster. With two equal-sized wheels (two strong languages) you can comfortably go anywhere you want!

GIS adds a new dimension to lessons by Mark Beales, Garden International School

IB students look on as Garden International School (GIS) teachers Stokes and Gordon practice using the Ban Chang school’s latest technology-a 3D printer. The technology works on the same theory as a normal printer but instead of using ink to produce documents, the device uses plastic to create 3D objects. Objects can be designed on a computer using a range of 3D modeling programs which are split into layers through a software program and then sent to the 3D printer where it is

produced. The newly-purchased device adds a new dimension to Design and Technology lessons at GIS. For more information, visit www.gardenrayong.com


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You & Your Pets

Did You Know…?

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/

Interesting Facts about Cats

If your cat’s tail is quivering while she’s close to you, it’s a demonstration of her affection for you. But if she is thrashing her tail, keep your distance because she not in the mood to play or be fondled.

Jelly

Went to a new home a few months ago but, sadly, the resident cat there did not accept the newcomer and she is back with us. She loves lots of attention and cuddles, by the way.

Some Buddhists in Japan believe that the body of a cat is the temporary resting place of spiritual people. So when cats themselves die, they turn into super spirits. The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses. During the Middle Ages, cats were associated with witchcraft. On St. John’s Day, people all over Europe would stuff cats into sacks and toss them into bonfires. On holy days, people celebrated by tossing cats from church towers. During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII condemned cats as evil and thousands of cats were burned. Unfortunately, the widespread killing of cats led to an explosion of the rat population, which exacerbated the effects of the Black Death. A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human. REMINDER: Foods that should not be given to cats include onions, garlic, green tomatoes, raw potatoes, chocolate, grapes, and raisins. Though milk is not toxic, it can cause an upset stomach and gas. Tylenol and aspirin are extremely toxic to cats, as are many common houseplants. Feeding cats dog food or canned tuna that’s for human consumption can cause malnutrition.

Going to the Dogs...

"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." --Will Rogers

Tweety

Is a handsome boy and is full of beans. He is vaccinated and neutered and waiting patiently for a new home. He would make an ideal companion if your puss is on the lonely side.

The Famous Five

These lovely kittens will be ready to be re-homed by the time you read this in Pattaya Today. There’s a good mixture of boys and girls but best to be quick as these beauties won’t be with us long.

Ziggy

This attractive young lady has been with us for a few years now as she missed out owing to illness when her siblings were found new homes. Her favorite hobby, by the way, is eating, anything and everything.

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

When introducing a new cat to your home, do not simply set him on the floor and expect that he immediately will make friends with other pets or people. Chose a small room to put the new cat in and allow him to become familiar with his new surroundings and—more gradually—with new mates. Remember, it may be a stressful experience for the little guy to be subjected to a strange environment, people and other pets. A slow and gentle introduction to all things new will go a long way toward a peaceful outcome, and may preclude the cat from soiling your floor or furniture.

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


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Games

CROSSWORD Across 1. 4. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 18. 20. 21. 24. 25. 26. 27.

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Down 1. sympathetic 2. prepared for conflict 3. spacious 5. sheriffs 6. humorous 7. placing specifically 8. ascend 13. arouse again 15. erased 17. settle in a definite way 18. cruel persons 19. wrote 22. lessen 23. expectorate

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Solution Issue 14

Brain Tester 1. Which Martin Scorsese film was about the life of Howard Hughes? 2. Who married Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra? 3. What was the first book in English to be printed in England? 4. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the inscription on the Victoria Cross? 5. Which instrument did Nat King Cole play? 6. In which city did Burke and Hare operate? 7. In which century was Dick Turpin hanged? 8. George Cornell was shot in which East End pub? 9. In which Gloucester Street did the murderous Wests operate? 10. What is Cape Kennedy now called?

11. In which century was Chopin born? 12. Which Sheffield theatre opened in 1972? 13. What is the capital of Haiti? 14. Which of the Spice Girls was the first to marry? 15. On which day of the week are American elections always held? 16. Who was the first presenter of Points of View? 17. In 1990 Mr Frisk set a record time in which major race? 18. How many times did Sir Gordon Richards win the Epsom Derby? 19. In which city were the 1980 Olympics held? 20. Which former MI5 man wrote Spycatcher?

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