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mmigration authorities nationwide are resurrecting a 2006 rule forbidding foreigners from obtaining back-to-back 15- or 30day visas at Thai border posts. The renewed policy seems designed to weed out people living in Thailand by making regular trips to the border to obtain another two weeks or onemonth stay. However, there is no suggestion that visitors with a prior, valid visa issued by a Thai embassy or consulate will have a problem by entering Thailand through a walk-in checkpoint. Scores of people have been stranded over the past week at Thai border posts, especially Mae Sot and Ranong, after Immigration officers warned them that if they proceeded into Myanmar they would not be allowed to return to Thailand without a valid visa issued by a Thai embassy. There is no Thai embassy at these border points. However, Pattaya Today has learned that the new strict policy also is being implemented spasmodically at some other border crossings, including those linking Thailand and Cambodia. Immigration officials say that genuine tourists can still go to a border post to obtain a 15- or 30day stamp on arrival–at least once– but must provide evidence of their address in Thailand which officers say they can check quickly through their updated computers. But such visitors may well be quizzed about what they are doing in Thailand to ensure they are “proper” tourists. Thai Immigration has long suspected

that some foreigners doing backto-back border runs are working illegally or are involved in crimes such as credit card scamming. Visitors recently returned from border posts say that Immigration officers are scanning passports for evidence of back-to-back visa runs by those who do not hold an authorized

60-day tourist visa or a 90-day or one-year non-immigrant visa. The argument is that the 15- and 30-day stamps-on-arrival are not meant to be used by visitors living long-term in Thailand; they are designed for short-term vacationers only. Foreigners about whom Immigration officers are suspicious

are being advised to obtain 60- or 90-day visas at a Thai embassy or consulate before coming back to Thailand. Alternatively, they can usually arrive in the country by air and obtain a 15- or 30-day stamp on arrival–depending on their country of origin–without any current restrictions. Further bureaucratic

moves are expected in August, although it is not clear if they will seek to restrict the number of times people can enter Thailand through an airport. Already, a small number of tourists have been quizzed at Phuket airport why they come to Thailand so often. Continued on page 4


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News Police chief issues warning

Colonel Supachai Puikaewkam, superintendent of Pattaya police station, has acknowledged that robberies on supermarkets, banks, gold shops and ATMs remain a big threat to public security and finances. He said he was particularly concerned that

attacks on ATMs were on the rise, especially those involving the use of explosives to gain access to the cash inside. Supachai urged banks to liaise with his officers about vulnerable ATMs, especially in unlit areas, so that the proper precautions could be taken.

Ladyboys trick Police seize 10,000 Indian tourists yaba capsules

Four Indian nationals walking on Beach Road were approached and groped by several transvestites offering s e x f o r m o n e y. D u r i n g the unwelcome embraces, each of the Indians lost an

attractive necklace, each valued at about 25,000 baht. The tourists told police they could remember the katoeys’ faces so investigators promised to look at CCTV footage.

Rape follows karaoke visit

A woman who was accompanied on a night out by her female friend and a young man was savagely raped on deserted land later that night. Called Pa, the 21-year-old woman told investigators that her male escort, Na, offered her a ride home after their evening

at a karaoke bar. He told her that he had to go first to his brother’s house, but this turned out to be a ruse. The man took her to a wooded area where he raped her. Police found evidence of a struggle at the location. Na has fled the area and is being sought by police.

Woman killed on motorbike

The female passenger on a motorbike was killed when the bike collided with a minivan on Central Road. The pillion passenger, 22-year-old Waraporn Hotaisong, was killed instantly. The driver of the minivan, Komsan Saiboonmee, said he was

en route to pick up Russian tourists when the speeding motorbike approached him on the wrong side of the road; he was unable to swerve in time. The driver of the motorbike was said to be comfortable in hospital. Police inquiries are continuing.

Chonburi Police captured two drug dealers with a stash of some 10,000 yaba tablets and 34 grams of crystal meth. Wannapong Thammachat, 23, and Prasertsit Hansamuer, 20, were reportedly caught in their downtown Pattaya hotel while loading the drugs into

suitcases, assumedly en route to distributers. During their investigation, police learned that the alleged drug dealers also were working with an inmate in Pattaya Remand Prison—a man who had a drug-clientele base in Khon Kaen.


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News Art exhibit at Royal Garden

Royal Garden Plaza hosted a painting exhibition by the PTY56 group of local artists. A portion of the profits from sales was donated to the Father Ray Foundation.

Green industry is the future Dr Witoon Simachokdee, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Industry, told a Green Industry seminar at Ambassador City Jomtien that it was important for industry to use the latest technologies with care and understanding so that the problems of pollution and environmental hazard can be properly tackled. The Eastern Seaboard already has 12,000 companies qualified as Green Industry. By 2018 it is expected the number will grow to 35,000. Dr. Witoon presented certificates of merit to 68 participating companies.

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News VISA CRACKDOWN BEGINS Continued from page 1

Mae Sot border post

Some commentators have expressed surprise that Thailand should have chosen this moment, when tourist numbers are sluggish because of the political troubles in Bangkok, to restrict entry through border posts. But others point to the need for the country to monitor visitors more closely in the run-up to the ASEAN Economic Community which formally begins at the end of next year. Nonetheless, the sudden appearance of the new restrictions has caught many by surprise and led to them going into an overstay situation when they are left bewildered at a border post.

Village heads meet in Banglamung

The Banglamung district chief summoned all headmen to remind them that they have a responsibility for public order in the area. Sakchai Taenghor said he had recently learned that some headman had been lax in their duties and even allowed crimes such as drug taking to go unreported. He exhorted the group to not associate with unsavory characters.

Nongprue garbage is model for Indians

Improving Pattaya Beach In a m ove a i m e d a t boosting tourist numbers, Pattaya will widen its beaches to about 35 meters, thereby preventing further erosion. The two-year project, expected to begin in October, will cost about 430 million baht, according to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. It will stretch nearly three kilometers from North to South Pattaya, beginning with those beaches that have been most damaged by erosion.

Pattaya Russians celebrate Nazi defeat

Inspectors from India visited Nongprue municipality to acquaint themselves with the management and disposal of public garbage. The visitors said they had learned a great deal and would attempt to apply the lessons learned in their own country.

Sunshine Hotels & Resorts group awards scholarship Sunshine Hotels & Resorts group awarded 23,500 baht in scholarships to 107 children of employees. At the presentation at Sunshine Garden Resort, group executive directors and management said the annual scholarships are meant to support the children’s education.

Rev. Oleg Cherepanin led about 100 Russians at Cape Dara Resort to note the Russian victory over Hitler’s forces who invaded Russia during the Second World War. At least 27 million Russians died in this war before the Nazis were finally driven out. Also in attendance were Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, Police Major General Katcha Thartsart, and local media businessman Rattakit Hengtrakul.


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Getting ready for AEC

Pattaya City in conjunction with Burapha University hosted an English language course to prepare locals for the onset of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of next year. The course was intended to update the skill of 30 English teachers in local secondary schools, enabling them to better educate their pupils. English is the official language of the 10-nation AEC.

Filipino representative visits Pattaya mayor Pamela Gako, secretary of a former Filipino senator, who sponsored Light of Peace in the Philippines, visited Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. The Light of Peace event was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as having the largest number of lanterns at a celebratory event. The Philippines seeks further cooperation with Pattaya on matters of education and culture as both are ASEAN members.

Cancer Conference at A-One

More than 300 health workers attended the fifth annual Conference on Cancer Prevention and Treatment at the A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya. Kitisak Thepsuwan, MD, director of Chonburi Cancer Center, presided over the event which focused on lung, intestinal, and rectal cancer.

PR training for police volunteers

Pattaya City Hall organized a training program in public relations skills and safety methodology, including use of radio communications, for 80 Thai and foreign volunteers as part of the Thappraya 2310 Club which operates an emergency and rescue service on behalf of the local authority.

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Public safety Where there’s smoke… checkpoint now operating Major General Katcha Thartsart, Chonburi provincial police chief, initiated operation of the Pornthep checkpoint in Nong Palai. The station enables locals to remain in touch with officers and assist in crime reduction as a two-way process.

Students and teachers retreated from Baan Phasa School as smoke billowed out of a downstairs teaching room as thunder crashed overhead. Three fire engines were soon on the scene and quickly remedied the problem. It transpired that an air-conditioning unit, not in use for some months, had malfunctioned. However, there was no fire and classes continued after about 40 minutes.

Wife suspected of stabbing husband

Racing champion shot dead

Police have not determined why Thanaporn Phandontree, a 24-year-old man known locally as Super Benz, was shot to death by four gunmen on Jomtien beach road. The drift racer had had a colorful career in Pattaya but is thought to

have made enemies in both his personal and business life. Bystanders said Thanaporn was shot as he stepped out of a car. Police speculate that the gang of assassins had been following him for some time waiting for a suitable opportunity.

Customer paid with fake banknote

A Norwegian couple staying at a Central Pattaya hotel had a furious argument which led to the husband being seriously injured. Staff saw Frode Pedersen, 43, emerge from a lift clutching his chest and neck which had deep wounds. He was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where he was said to be stable. Police found his wife in the couple’s room and believe she may have been the attacker. However, she was inebriated, so investigators delayed questioning until she sobered up. Bloodstained scissors were found in the room.

Motorbike driver killed in crash

The driver of a motorbike was killed when his vehicle crashed into a parked pickup on Thepprasit Road. The man, who carried no identification, was later identified by a friend as Amnuay Anantakul, 21. He was half-American.

Jet Ski fatality in Jomtien

A street vendor on Beach Road called police after realizing that a foreign customer had passed her a counterfeit 1,000 baht banknote to pay for a beer. Buapan Kluaythong said both she

British pensioner leaps to his death

A 70-year-old British expat jumped to his death from his seventh floor condo on Soi Buakhao. The man, Kenneth Fulcher, had been suffering from cancer for several years and was said by friends to be in a depressed state.

and her husband searched nearby streets but were unable to find the customer. She could not remember what the man looked like, hampering police efforts to track down the customer.

A man was thought to have drown when he fell off of his Jet Ski in turbulent Jomtien waters. Sawangboriboon Foundation volunteers rushed to the scene and divers searched for the body for four hours before calling off the search at sunset. Witnesses reported that a popular vendor, Montri Kulpitak, 33, was riding during gusty winds when he was thrown from the vehicle. He reportedly was unable to reboard as the craft continued running.

Boy and dead father found in house An unpleasant odor drew the attention of a neighbor on Soi Khao Talo, but the neighbor could not enter the house. So she called the police who made a forcible entry where they discovered the body of 36-yearold Robert Sorenson. The Brit had been dead for several days, apparently having suffered a heart attack. Sorenson’s nineyear-old son, who has Down syndrome, also was in the house and in distress. He will be looked after by a neighbor until relatives are contacted.


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News Ploy promotes World Refugee Day Chermarn Boonyasak, better known to fans as Ploy, has joined forces with other celebrities around the world to help the United Nations Refugee Agency promote World Refugee Day June 17. The actress will do a public service announcement reminding people of the strength and courage of refugees, and inviting everyone to share refugee stories. “A refugee experiences the universal emotions each and every one of us would feel if we are faced with the prospect of losing everything, starting from scratch, or safeguarding our family from violence,” Ploy said. “The more we share, the more we put ourselves in their shoes. We will see that refugee stories are relevant to our daily lives.” Other celebrities participating include actress Kat Graham of the Vampire Diaries, Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, and Chinese actress Yao Chen, who has 66 million followers on social media. To share stories of refugees, go to www. unhcr.or.th

PDRC shuts down rally site as ASEAN calls on Thais to end crisis peacefully At the close of the ASEAN summit meeting in Myanmar this week, the group called for a peaceful ending of Thailand’s ongoing political crisis. On t h e h e e l s o f t h e A S E A N statement, the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) shut down its rally site at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park and marched to Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge, presumably to stage their final

campaign. PDRC secretary general Suthep Thaugsuban said he would set up his new office in the Santi Maitree Building in the Government House compound, where he would hold meetings with any and all interested groups. The statement from the ASEAN ministers read, “ASEAN member states continue to follow closely the recent developments in Thailand and emphasize

their full support for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing challenge in the country through dialogue and in full respect of democratic principles and rule of law.” The foreign ministers expressed confidence in the resilience of the Thai nation to overcome the present difficulties, and said they “stand ready to extend all appropriate support based on the principles provided in its charter.”

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News Buddhist exhibit in Pattaya The Association of Phra Somdej Buddha Amulet Conservation Pattaya will host a major event at Pattaya School 7 on June 7-8. The first day will comprise an exhibition of Buddhist amulets; day two features a competition. Funds will be donated to poor students at Wat Baan Na School in Laem Chabang.

Red Cross supports poor family

Red Cross representatives visited a house in Soi Khao Talo and donated a 5,000 baht educational scholarship and an extra 2,000 baht for living expenses on behalf of six-year-old Siriwat. The boy is the product of a broken home. He is now living with

his grandmother who had suffered a stroke and had difficulty caring for the child. The Red Cross’ Angkana Khonjaem said that finances had forced the boy to leave school; the grant was meant to enable him to resume his education.

Coco Club Pattaya bowls at Royal Bangkok Sports Club C o c o C l u b Pa t t a y a participated in a friendly lawn bowls challenge at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Coco’s teams included the best male and female Thai players and some very good Commonwealth club members living in Thailand, who were strategically distributed in each team. Coco’s players adapted well to a different set of playing conditions, with four wins and 120 points against RBSC three wins and 118 points.

Lions Club Pratumnak aids cancer patient Lions Club Pratumnak Pattaya donated 4,000 baht, food and household appliances during a visit to a family on Soi Nernplubwan. The woman who heads the household, Chonticha Janpreapa, suffers from neck cancer and is unable to support her family financially. She especially needs a scholarship for her 11-yearold daughter Chanapa. The girl’s school said it will provide free books and clothing. If you would like to make a contribution, call 085 095 2129.


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There’s a new toque in town and he is inspiring his kitchen crew at the Infiniti Restaurant in the 5-star Sheraton Pattaya Resort which grandly sits nestled on the cliff headlands south of Pattaya. Sweeping views of the Gulf of Siam and the near lying islands make for dramatic panoramas which together with the luxurious accommodation and world-class gastronomy create a lush oasis of abundance. Chef Jack Yoss hails from another fun city, Las Vegas, Nevada, where his romance with the culinary arts began at an early age. He reminisces, “I remember watching my father cook all our family meals. Looking back it was his passion for cooking the simplest of things that instilled my love for cuisine and put me on the path I currently take.” Following this call to cook and armed with passion and enthusiasm he eventually advanced as a saucier at the famous Wolfgang Puck’s exclusive Chinois—the sinceclosed restaurant in Caesar’s Palace--before moving on to San Francisco. Looking to fulfill his dream of travelling the world and experiencing different cuisines he began searching for job opportunities overseas. In 2011, Yoss attained the coveted position of chef de cuisine at the pan-Asian restaurant Starfish Bloo in Indonesia’s first W property, W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak, Bali. Married with a two-year-old daughter he

now enjoys leading his culinary team into new gastronomic directions and enjoys every minute. He stated that he is simply grateful and proud to have made a successful career out of something he loves to do. “Working for passion is not something everyone is able to do, so for me to wake up every morning and love what I do is quite amazing”. Mick and I were fortunate to enjoy chef Jack’s cuisine recently and to even receive a personal master class in his kitchen where he demonstrated his indubitable skills while chatting and even involving us in his interactive cookery demonstration. Good solid ingredients without pretensions and if possible locally sourced ingredients are top priorities for chef Jack who describes his signature cuisine as “global contemporary”.

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New Kao Suay restaurant opened Jidapa Suwattaporn opened her second branch of Kao Suay. The new restaurant, on Soi Banlue Kankha, Sukhumvit Soi 21, was blessed by nine monks on the occasion. The first branch at Central Center, North Pattaya, has been in operation for many years.

Foodland hosts Party Foodland Supermarket Co., Ltd., and its food & beverage importers hosted the International Food & Beverage Party 2014 for customers. In addition to Thai and foreign customers, guests included Rewat Pollookin and other Pattaya officials. Foodland managing director Edwin Lim hosted the event.

eve n ts c a le n d a r CATAMARAN ICE BOOZE CRUISE Date: Every Saturday, starting 31 May 2014 Venue: Naklua Pier, Naklua Soi 12 Activities: Catamaran ICE presents Booze Cruise every Saturday starting 31 May. Get ready to party European style at Pattaya’s sun, sea and party booze cruise. Boarding 2 pm at Naklua Pier, Naklua Soi 12. Age 18 and above are welcome for only 990 baht with unlimited beer plus cocktails. For more information: Tel: 038 225 215 www.catamaran-ice.com

THAIFEX – WORLD OF FOOD ASIA 2014

Champagne shower & pool party at Ravindra Beach Resort The third Salsa Pattaya Tropicana Vacation at Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa was dubbed a ”Champagne Shower & Pool Party" poolside. Entertainment was provided by dancers from Norway, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, India, Poland, Russia and Romania, while DJs from the USA, Japan and France pumped up the sound for Salsa Bachata Workshop dancers. Guests enjoyed a wide variety of tapas dishes specially selected by Ravindra chefs at the infinity pool party.

Date: 21-25 May 2014, WednesdaySunday Venue: The Challenger, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani Activities: Trade days on 21-23 May (10 am to 6 pm) and public days on 24-25 May (10 am to 9 pm). No matter who you are professionally in the food industry – manufacturer, exporter, importer, distributor, wholesaler, retailer or simply end-consumer, you will certainly find something to enjoy at the THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014. Meet existing local and international suppliers in one place. Source new products, discover latest trends and innovations, attend cooking demonstrations and other events. Enjoy food products. Widen your business vision on the food industry. For more information: www.thailandfoodfair.com

MTV EXIT LIVE IN UDON THANI UPDATE Date: 24 May 2014, Saturday Venue: Udon Thani Hall, Central Plaza Activities: MTV EXIT is holding two free concerts at Udon Thani Hall in Central Plaza to educate young people about the dangers of human trafficking. Multiplatinum artist Bodyslam will join top bands from around the ASEAN region, including Project E.A.R., Slot Machine, Cells and Scrubb. MTV EXIT Live in Udon Thani was originally slated to take place on 15 March at Vesuwan Stadium, but was postponed due to an accident during the stage installation process on 13 March. To accommodate a high demand for tickets at the smaller venue, MTV EXIT will produce two shows, the first at 14:00 and the second at 19:00. Priority ticketing will be offered to those who registered their email addresses with MTV EXIT when they picked up tickets for the original concert. Only those who registered email addresses during ticket pickup are eligible for the priority tickets. The 15 March concert ticket cannot be exchanged for a 24 May ticket. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the public closer to the concert date. Instructions will be announced on MTV EXIT’s social media pages and through its partner, WOW FM. All tickets are free. For more information: All questions about ticketing can be directed to tickets@mtvexit.org www.mtvexit.org/liveinudonthani


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Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 crowned Nissa Katerahong (Noey) was crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 at the Tiffany’s Show Theater in North Pattaya. In addition to her crown, the 22-year-old beauty queen, an independent designer who just graduated from Rajamangala University of Technology, also was presented with 120,000 baht, a car, and other rewards. She will represent Thailand in this year’s Miss International Queen 2014. Runners up were Rachaya Noppakaroon (Mic) and Trithipnipa Thippaphada (Arm).

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Tourism Award to Dusit Thani Pattaya Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont (left) accepts the plaque of recognition from Sombat Kurupan, assistant minister of Tourism and Sports. The Dusit brand hotel was among the 57 five-star hotels honored for excellent standards. Thailand Tourism Standard is initiated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and is aimed at promoting the country’s tourism industry through sustainable efforts and responsible tourism management. Dusit Thani Pattaya has held the recognition for several years, and consistently maintains its status as a leading eco-friendly hotel.

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Sixty employees of Royal Cliff Hotels Group underwent the 2014 Annual Fire Safety Training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to respond appropriately in emergencies. Participants represented various departments within the hotels group. This educational and comprehensive yearly exercise was organized by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Safety and Security Department and the Human Resources Department with the cooperation of the Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Chonburi. The course of the training started with a session

TV stars at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket Dechanont Wangthong (third from left), resident manager of Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, seen here with cast members of the TV show iTeen Club, including Akkara Mcshane (far left), Mondop Heamtan (second from left), Tinnakon Puwasakdiwong (second from right), and Sarun Maneesawan (far right). The Channel 5 show shot at the resort’s Splash Jungle Water Park where Martin Cote (third from right) is operations manager.

designed to enhance the employees’ knowledge and skills in terms of the prevention and cause of fire. Employees were taught the importance of being adequately prepared for fire emergencies by being aware of evacuation procedures and fire safety regulations coupled with the proper execution of fire safety measures during emergency situations. The participants then took part in a live demonstration which included the evacuation of victims from high-rise buildings, the usage of portable water pumps and fire extinguishers, and were made aware of the importance of having appropriate fire protection systems and equipment in place.


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Stars at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

Korean stars at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

TV stars Chompoo Araya A. Hargate (second from left), Poh Nattawut Skidjai (second from right), and Jaew Yuthana Lorphanpaibul (right) seen here with Pattamon Mekavarakul, assistant general manager (left) during their stay at Dara Resort Pattaya while filming Sai See Plerng. The new series will air at the end of 2014 on TV Channel 3.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Montha Thong-ngam (right), executive housekeeper, and Supat Pendee (left), night manager, seen here with Park Ji-yeon (second from right), a singer with the Korean pop group “T-ARA,” and Korean movie star Son Ga Young (second from left) during their holiday at the resort.

Miss Tiffany’s Universe finalists at Hilton Pattaya Thirty finalists in Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 received bouquets from the Hilton Pattaya during their lunch at Edge. In photo (from left, are the hotel’s Sean Craig, director of finance; Matthew Wren, director of food & beverage; Treamprom Klinhom, marketing communications manager, and Montree Sattham, director of Human Resources.

Big Cleaning Day at Amari Pattaya on Earth Day 2014

On Earth Day 2014, Amari Pattaya management and team members organized the Big Cleaning Day, collecting and removing garbage in surrounding areas.

Miss Tiffany’s contestants at Woodlands Hotel & Resort

Woodlands Hotel & Resort Pattaya welcomed all contestants of Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 with a dinner at La Ferme Restaurant. Stephane Bringer (center), hotel general manager is seen with contestants.


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The deVine Wine Club dinner at The Royal Cliff Hotel Wining & Dining Supremo Quite honestly it doesn’t get much better than a deVine Wine Club dinner in the Grill Room at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. If you enjoy tasting fine wines accompanied by the finest cuisine these events are right up your soi. Details on how to join are at the bottom of this article. These prestigious deVine Wine Club soirees are held on a regular basis and are always eagerly awaited and keenly attended. The club was launched in April 2001 as the visible face of the resort’s enthusiasm and passion for promoting wines and

hosting vini-cultural events. Always graciously presided over by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group these occasions are carefully sourced and over the years have presented some of the finest wine houses in the world. The latest was no exception as it showcased the wines from Miguel Torres, “The Wine King of Spain”. The experience began at 6:30 p.m. with tapas and an introductory glass of Mas Rabell White D.O. Catalunya 2011. Pale gold in color with notes of apple and wild herbs

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it proved an elegant first tasting to set the scene in anticipation of the 6-course pageant of cuisine to come. Executive Chef Walter Thenisch was on hand to greet and meet and the atmosphere was palpable with Pattaya’s discerning bon vivants and oenophiles eagerly awaiting this culinary celebration of the finest cuisine and top Spanish wines. Export manager from Miguel Torres, Gabriel Fernandez Bosch, hosted the event and launched the evening with an interesting preface of the wines to come followed swiftly by the serving of the pre-appetizer course. White asparagus, Iberico ham, avocado tartare laden with foie gras set the tone for the evening with this extravaganza of lavish flavors. Iberico ham is the treasure of Spanish cuisine. Its unique taste, created in part by the aroma of sweet acorns that the pigs feed on, deserves its place alongside the gastronomic trinity of caviar, truffles and Champagne. Offset by the asparagus and subtle avocado tartare it was superb but with the added addition of substantial pieces of foie gras it become ambrosial. Combined with the first pouring of the evening a Vina Esmeralda D.O. Catalunya 2012, we were all in the happy valley of excess. Blended from Moscatel and Gewurtztraminer grapes grown

in the mountainous area of the Upper Penedes the wine displayed an exceptionally delicate balance and striking fragrance. The next vintage was a Vina Sol D.O. Catalunya 2012. This popular light white from Torres recently celebrated its 50th year with the release of this vintage. Sunshine in a glass it was crisp, light and fruity with a low alcohol content (10.5 percent) which suits sunny climes and summer parties it was the perfect companion to the tiger prawns with lemon and garlic. Displaying the professional expertise of the catering skills of the Royal Cliff, 200 guests were served this course with the prawn (as far as we know – we couldn’t question everyone) arriving in its most textbook texture; drizzled with wood-smoked extra virgin olive oil it was another star dish. Thyme crusted loin of lamb served with grilled vegetables, crisp potato tart and a thyme scented jus arrived under copper cloches and on the command of “one, two, three” was revealed in all their glory. Escorted by a Coronos D.O. Catalunya 2011 described as “The King of Tempranillo” is was a glorious marriage. The Torres family has been making this wine for more than 100 years combining the varietals of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon and can now be recognized as the undisputed champions. The next course showcased the queen of Spanish cheeses, Manchego, from the La Mancha region. Made from authentic Manchego sheep’s milk it is one of Spain’s most popular cheeses. The pairing with this course was an Atrium Cabernet Sauvignon D.O. Penedes 2007. This is the emperor of the red varieties, originally from Bordeaux; it is cultivated in the upper and central Penedes vineyards

Sparkling Passion Mojito INGREDIENTS

1 oz white rum 10 ml Monin passion fruit syrup 1 teaspoon white sugar passion fruit fresh mint leaves sparkling wine

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Add white rum, syrup, sugar, passion fruit, mint leaves into a chilled champagne glass. Softly top up with sparkling wine until almost full. Serve with passion fruit on the side.

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An energetic bartender who enjoys mixing at the contemporary lobby lounge and bar on level 16, Drift.

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and proved the ideal companion to the firm, nutty tasting cheese. For a dessert finale a trio of sweet confections were served, a cherry almond tart, Catalan crème brûlée and an orange red wine sorbet creatively presented in a dark chocolate shell. Beautifully constructed all and perfect textural companions they made for a luscious culinary climax. The chosen wine to complement this concluding course was a San Valentin Parellada D.O. Catalunya 2011. The Parellada grape has a strong reputation for producing fruity, aromatic wines with moderate alcoholic strength. The floral aroma and grapey/peachy palate, with just a hint of sweetness, made a heavenly alliance. These delightful desserts splendidly lowered the curtain on this triumphant (and perfectly balanced) deVine Wine Club dinner at The Royal Cliff Hotel. For more details about the wine club and membership, email: wineclub@royalcliff.com.

The Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar

The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pratumnak Road Open from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. (last orders); closed Tuesdays Amex, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Dress code applies. Tel: 038 250 421 www.royalcliff.com


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F&B Promotions Discover the month of May with The Antipasto Pizza

Special Deal: Buffet Dinner - 4 for 3

at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya

at Garden Café, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces a delicious pizza of the month: The Antipasto Pizza. The signature pizza is topped with Parma ham, pepperoni, artichokes, purple eggplant, eryngii mushroom, red capsicum and black Kalamata olives served on thin and crispy base. From now until 31 May 2014, Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to discover The Antipasto Pizza at only 395 baht net and receive 50 percent discount between 3 pm to 5 pm daily at Havana Bar & Terrazzo. Havana Bar & Terrazzo are well-known restaurants serving home-style Italian cuisines such as signature pizza, antipasto, salads, pastas and Thai dishes.

Savor some of the sumptuous food, delectable appetizers, tantalizing seafood and classic desserts in exclusive comfort and with personalized service that Garden Café is famous for. Join the buffet dinner every evening from 6 pm to 10 pm and avail of the special deal: 4 people dining will entitle you to 1 complimentary buffet. Price is at 850 baht net per person.

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

Marvelous Ice Cream

For more information and reservations, please contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa at 038 412 120.

The original Cowboy night at Flames restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Elements restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort At Elements, the pastry chefs work day and night to create exotic ice cream and sorbet inspired desserts to make the most of your summer holiday with a chilling afternoon. Choose any or all of these creations for only 320 baht ++ throughout May 2014: Apple ice, Double sorbet sandwich, Banana roll, and Magic mushroom. Enjoy a taste of winter in Pattaya at Elements. For more information, please call 038 259 888 or email info.pattaya@sheraton.com

Enjoy a magnificent steak and grilled BBQ buffet at Flames restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya by indulging in “The original Cowboy night” promotion every Monday night from 6:30 to 11 pm, priced at only 1,199 baht net per person. The original Cowboy night buffet serves a wide variety of dishes including steak, polar fresh seafood, salad and dessert buffet. Enjoy live country music performance from 7 to 10 pm. Flames is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Tapas & Wine Fusion

For reservations, call 038 301 234 ext 4272.

at The Lobby Lounge, Dusit Thani Pattaya

50th Anniversary

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.

at Benihana In celebration of Benihana’s 50th anniversary, enjoy the Omakase menu, available until end of July, for 1,550 baht net including 1 bottle of San Miguel beer per set menu. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

Frozen Summer Vodka Cocktails at Infiniti restaurant and Latitude Lounge, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

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

Saturday Seafood Bonanza Night at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya If you are a seafood lover, head to Oasis Restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and enjoy the popular seafood BBQ buffet with various mouthwatering dishes including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster, and much more every Saturday night at only 1,299 baht net per person and half price for children 6-12 years old. Saturday Seafood Bonanza Night is from 6:30 to 11 pm and also includes international and Asian buffet. The resident band and live cabaret dance show perform from 7 to 10 pm. Oasis Restaurant is located at lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort invites you to enjoy the Frozen Vodka Cocktail creations and warm welcoming breeze at Infiniti restaurant and Latitude Lounge. Blending tropical fruits with premium vodkas and ice will help you chill out on a warm relaxing day. Choose any or all of these refreshing creations for only 320 baht ++ throughout May 2014: Blue Wonder – Blue Curaçao, Malibu, lime juice and coconut milk Freeze My Heart – Midori, Crème de Banana and lime juice Tropical Cooler – Triple sec, mango juice, orange juice, lime juice and grenadine syrup Berry Delight – Raspberry syrup, lime juice, mango Juice

For more information or reservations, please contact 038 301 234 ext 4261.

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

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


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SATURDAY DINNER BBQ SEAFOOD BUFFET

THB 899 NETT

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

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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Celebrated chef at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Pullman Pattaya invited Hervé Frerard, the world renowned chef, to present his extraordinary cuisine at their Beach Club restaurant recently to the delight of guests and visitors. For two nights only he wowed his diners with his contemporary French cuisine presenting a distinguished three-course set dinner with a price tag of only B.790. Chef Hervé’s reputation precedes him and his list of culinary accomplishments is outstanding. During his career he has been privileged to cook for the Thai Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II and served as French President Francois Mitterrand’s personal chef. With such a pedigree it was with huge expectations that we gathered in the Beach Club restaurant for a tasting menu of chef’s dishes. The evening commenced with a pre-starter of encornet (squid) filled with pork belly and chorizo served with marinated bell peppers

and “espelette” tomato syrup. The “espelette” pepper is a variety of chili pepper that is cultivated in the Basque region of France. It’s rich, robust kick married beautifully with the tomato syrup and the tender squid packed with minced pork with the spiciness from the paprika laden chorizo providing a wonderful textural warmth; it proved a stellar dish. Paired with a Cape Zebra Chenin Blanc from South Africa the union was delightful. The next starter to appear was an extraordinary concoction of slowcooked duck egg, white asparagus puree, espuma mustard and a bread crisp. This dish was completely decadent. The duck egg had been slow cooked for two hours at a temperature of 61 degrees which resulted in a creamy custard texture which escorted by the luxurious white asparagus puree and silky mustard espuma produced a lushly

rich sensation. Accompanied by an excellent Stable Hill Chardonnay, which admirably cut through the intensity, it was yet another star dish. Next up was pan seared sole (Dover) with a langoustine cream sauce. With the fervor of lobster bisque the concentrated flavor of the sauce somehow managed to harmonize the delicacy of the celebrated fish. Served with more of the Stable Hill Chardonnay the table was silent as we all fully appreciated the superiority of the food we were being served. It was now the turn of the main course to cause another sensation. Plancha of beef short loin, Ratte potato purée and red wine juice was the description on the menu card. Beef short loin is where we get many of the most desirable cuts of meat including T-bone and Porterhouse steaks as well as strip loin. Chef had cooked the beef “sous vide” (slow

and low in a water bath) resulting in the most tender meat imaginable. Cut with forensic precision the tranche was smothered in a dark chocolate colored red wine jus which was explosively flavorful and luscious. The potato puree held its own with its unique nutty, buttery texture coming from the heirloom French Ratte potatoes. The pairing for this course was a Colombelle, Cotes de Gascogne. A ménage a trois of grape varieties (Tannat, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) which, with its powerful tannins, boldly accompanied this commanding dish. There had been a buzz all evening concerning the pastry desserts to conclude the degustation. When they were presented the reaction was palpable, a vanilla millefeuille rested elegantly against a scoop of salted caramel ice cream while a slice of baked apple tart accompanied by red wine jelly was served with vanilla ice cream. If you have never tasted salted caramel ice cream you need to put that right immediately! The flavor is exceptional the salt adding yet another element to the expected sweetness. The baked apple tart was also ambrosial and the mille-feuille delightful. I’m running out of superlatives for this outstanding gastronomic

What's Cooking?

Krazy Flying Chicken every Thursday night at Tavern by the Sea, Amari Pattaya Tavern by the Sea introduces its newest addition to the Tavern themed nights: Krazy Flying Chicken. Cuts of chicken – wings, legs, breasts – and even whole chicken, prepared in different styles: barbecue grilled, Thai, Tex-Mex, Indian and French style. Eat as much as you can with rice, potatoes and your choice from salad bar. Krazy Flying Chicken is available every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. for only 449 baht net (excluding beverages). For more information, please contact Tavern by the Sea Restaurant & Pub at 038 418 419.

Oyster & Bubble Promotion at Horizon, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya announced its latest Oyster & Bubble promotion at Horizon restaurant and bar. Guests can savor a perfect match of Fines de Claire oysters and sparkling wine while taking in panoramic sea views of Pattaya Bay at this rooftop restaurant and bar. The Oyster & Bubble promotion features a set of fresh oysters served with seafood dressing, shallot vinegar and fried shallots, and two glasses of French sparkling wine. There are two options on offer: a set of six Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for 1,350 baht net and a set of a dozen of Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for 1,950 baht net. The promotion is available daily from 6 pm to 1 am at Horizon which is located on level 34 in Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, please call 038 253 000 or email bkkhp.pattaya.horizon@hilton.com

evening. Chef Hervé excelled himself and it was our pleasure to shake his hand in appreciation. Where in the world could such an evening of wining and dining by such a master chef be enjoyed for the price? Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is always pushing the epicurean envelope and it behooves you to check their website periodically for their latest culinary event. Weekly events at the Beach Club restaurant include: Mondays (B.399 net) Thai Exotic set dinner and wine promotion. Tuesdays (B.690 net) Bistro Night three-course set dinner. Wednesdays Bodega Night offering unlimited tapas and free flow sangria, wine or draught beer (B.899 net). Fridays, (B.890 net) Thai buffet and seafood BBQ, and Saturdays (B.1,190 net) International Seafood BBQ including French oysters and live music. All events are from 6:30 till 10 p.m. except the Bodega Night which is from 7 till 9 pm, and of course there is also an a la carte menu. The Beach Club Restaurant Opens every evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tel: 038 411 940-8 Email: info@pullmanpattayahotelG. com www.facebook.com/ thepullmanpattayahotelG


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Amari Pattaya A stylish vibrant hotel in a superb location by Mick and Di Barker

Amari Ocean Tower

Soar to the 19th floor of the Ocean Tower at Amari Pattaya to receive an Amari welcome, a refreshing drink and an iced towel while the process of checking in is neatly taken out of your hands by the efficient staff before you are escorted to your room. This is the Horizon Club Lounge, an elegant space in which guests on the top three executive floors can enjoy the lavish facilities that it has to offer. Open 24 hours a day with stunning panoramic views of the bay, it is a chic haven where a leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed, and where complimentary beverages and snacks are served throughout the day. It also offers the use of a quiet wireless internet corner plus an excellent selection of newspapers and magazines. Amari Pattaya, formerly known as Amari Orchid Pattaya, was one of the first hotels to grace the shores of North Pattaya. Part of the Onyx Hospitality Group it has decidedly moved with the times renovating, rejuvenating, revitalizing and building new luxury towers and residences. Its beautiful location set amongst tropical gardens attracts the discerning traveler who not only wants peace and tranquility but also to enjoy all the shopping attractions and the pulsating nightlife that Pattaya has to offer. “Stay Now – Remember Always” is an Amari adage and after having enjoyed an overnight stay at Amari Pattaya we can totally understand its significance. Accommodations here are divided between the new 297-room Ocean Tower and the Garden Wing of 226 deluxe rooms and suites. We were staying on the 18th floor of the Ocean Tower in one of their chic open plan contemporary rooms with floor to ceiling picture windows, a bijou balcony from which we could marvel at the panoramic view and a stylish Asian theme décor of wood, stone and polished

glass. The bathroom was luxuriously spacious with thoughtful amenities including a six pillow menu that can be requested from housekeeping. On offer is the anti-stress millet pillow, the wheat pillow, the beauty pillow and others to ensure that your night’s sleep is the best it can possibly be. Other amenities in the hotel include a fitness center, large hotel grounds with two swimming pools, and even a fun getaway play area for kids and young teens complete with its own movie theatre, individual Play Station 3 cocooned compartments and a fun ball house. Breeze Spa and Salon is passionate about putting the spring back in your step and a big wide smile on your face. With a huge array of invigorating ahh-inducing treatments you can either opt for a 30-minute steam, a Thai Delight (mango and sticky rice body scrub), a 60-minute Anti-Cellulite body sculptor and facial treatments to the Head Over Heels, four-hour indulgence package. Manicures, pedicures, hair cutting, shampoos and depilatory and waxing treatments are also available at Executive Ocean Suite

Deluxe Family Room

Ocean Deluxe Room

Freeform Pool & Pool Bar

Essence Restaurant

exceedingly reasonable prices. Amari Pattaya has a wide range of restaurants and bars including Tavern by the Sea where you can watch all sports events while enjoying weekly evening specials from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday is Curry Night, Wednesday is Ribs & Wings, Thursday is Krazy Flying Chicken

Ice Bar

and Churrasco Night on Friday and Saturday). This fun sports bar and restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere located near Pattaya’s colorful shoreline and is open daily from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. The resort’s signature Mantra Restaurant and Bar is already an iconic venue and popular restaurant. The bar provides a sophisticated enclave in which to enjoy the perfect pre- or post-pranial beverage. There are seven region-specific kitchens at Mantra including Japanese, Indian, Chinese, and Mediterranean, the grill and lava stone area plus the fish tanks. Their groundbreaking Sunday brunch commences at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.; you can indulge in untold culinary fantasies as you graze around the world from the international kitchens. All-day dining in the hotel is

Tavern by the Sea

provided by indoor or al fresco Essence Restaurant which specializes in international cuisine. The buffet breakfast here is truly outstanding. Every conceivable breakfast item is available with a hands-across-thesea approach to satisfy every foreign guest. From sushi to Indian curries to Asian favorites, it’s all here at this breakfast extravaganza. Amari Pattaya provides groundbreaking service with attention to detail heading the list of reasons why guests consider it to be not only a convivial resort hotel but also the perfect location for business seminars and conventions. Amari Pattaya 240 Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418 www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya www.amari.com/garden-pattaya


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special feature Sheraton Pattaya Resort names Yoss culinary director

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

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you to try them. Style and panache abound at this contemporary global restaurant. Chef Jack Yoss zags where other chefs would zig producing his exciting, inventive cuisine and is surely a rising star in Pattaya’s culinary firmament. Sheraton Pattaya Resort 437 Pratamnak Road Tel: 038 259 888 www.sheraton.com/pattaya

Salmon sashimi with green mango, mint, Asian pear and Sanbaizu sauce headed the tasting menu. The salmon was fatty, marbled sushi grade and absolutely superb, offset by the tart mango, juicy pear and sauce of vinegar, soy sauce and mirin it was a quick road to heaven. A scallop dish followed. Jack had briskly caramelized the chubby U.S. scallops and accompanied them with an oyster and crab meat chowder sauce learnt from his father Elvis all those years ago in Las Vegas. Anointed with a few tears of curry oil it was a standout dish of distinction. Hot rock cooking at table is a preparation that Yoss will introduce

into the repertoire of the hotel's cuisine. The hot rock (actually a steel puck) is rested atop a dish of white stones, star anise, cinnamon bark and pepper corns which generate an exquisite smoky aromatic aroma. Place your sashimi-cut New Zealand lamb onto the sizzling puck for no time at all and then dip into the miso, rosemary, sesame oil and lemon sauce for the most delectable of taste sensations producing, for us, a fascinating new taste. A sensational dish which packs a visual and olfactory punch. This was followed by butterfish with pumpkin, Japanese style pickles and Parma ham sauce. The butterfish had been flash

fried and placed in the oven while the mini pickles and sauce were prepared. Butterfish is known by many names including black cod and sometimes snow fish. With its beautiful snow white flesh, rich succulent flavor and velvety texture it is a joy to watch being cooked and of course, to eat! Accompanied by the home made pickles and Parma sauce the umami sensation exploded in the mouth and we found ourselves eating this amazing dish with raised eyebrows! The penultimate course involved breast of duck but with chef Jack’s zhoosh it was served with a swirl of cauliflower puree and asparagus,

brown butter, raisins and almonds for a sweet-savory pastiche. If you’re not salivating already – we have the dessert to come. Rounding off all these superb dishes we were then served a salted caramel budino with chocolate cookie crumbles. Budino is Italian custard but this version was intriguingly made with a salty caramel topped with a crumble of chocolate cookies. Decadent, delicious and dastardly good it showcased chef Jack’s penchant for desserts and superbly brought our tasting menu to the sweetest ending! All the above dishes are now on the menu at Infiniti and we urge

Hotel Promotions

Kids stay, play and eat free at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket A family holiday on the beach at Karon in Phuket is a whole lot more affordable under the Family Fun package offered by Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. The five-star resort, which has direct access to the beach, is designed around its own water park, with pools, slides and something for everyone to enjoy. The Family Fun package is available between now and 31 October 2014 and is priced at 35,500 baht net for five nights in a Deluxe Ocean Facing room, plus service charge and tax. The rate is for two adults with up to two children staying in their parents’ room free of charge. Daily breakfast is included, and lunch or dinner for the kids is included free any time their parents purchase a meal at the Mare or Cove restaurants, with the choice of a la carte or buffet. One Thai cookery class and one Thai boxing lesson, or two Thai boxing lessons, are available free to the adults, and two children’s activities per stay are included free. Also part of the package is a 50 percent discount voucher for a visit to the Splash Jungle Water Park at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel 076 201 234 or e-mail to cpbr@chr.co.th or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/package/family-fun-phuket/


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Conrad Koh Samui wins Best Luxury Wellness Spa Award The Spa at Conrad Koh Samui was named Best Luxury Wellness Spa in Thailand by the World Luxury Spa Awards. The award, voted on by visitors from 144 countries, recognizes the quality, innovative and service standards within the global luxury spa industry. Stefano Ruzza, general manager of Conrad Koh Samui, accepted the citation saying, “This prestigious recognition validates The Spa at Conrad Koh Samui as a member of an elite category of the most admired, best-in-class properties around the world. It is an honor for our spa team to win this accolade as it further cements The Spa at Conrad Koh Samui to stand out as one of the most premier spas and the Best Luxury Wellness Spa in Thailand.”

If one identical twin is diagnosed with autism, the other twin has about a 90 percent chance of developing an autistic disorder. There is no blood test, no scan, and no image that can detect autism. Diagnosis relies on behavioral observation and screening. Mutations on chromosome 16 have been tied to autism. The glitch is in a DNA region that contains “morpheus” genes, or genes which historically have changed very rapidly as humans evolved. In other words, the same process that helped evolve human intelligence may be a contributing factor in autism.

Japanese women live longer than women in any other country. Their longevity is attributed to a healthy diet — including green tea and raw fish; excluding bread and dairy. They live to an average of 86.4 years, considerably older than British women at 82.7 years and even the famously-healthy Italians at 84.4, with their extolled Mediterranean diet.


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Spa Promotions Summer Paradise at Royal Garden Spa, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Meadow Bliss spa program off Royal 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.

Top 7 Marathon Training Tips for Women by Gwen Vasquez, www.UrbaneWomen.com

For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1711 or e-mail: ms_pmrs@minor.com

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

Summer Breeze Retreat

Make no mistake – when you start to train for running a marathon, it is very hard on both your body as well as your mind. This stress can be translated into great rewards, but only if you train the right way. On the flip side, this stress can be very damaging (physically as well as mentally) if you do things the wrong way. Some training tips are essential for preparing for your race day. So read the full article, and aim to run across the start and finish line fit and free from injury! 1. Ramp Up Gradually Nobody can just move from running five miles a day to running fifteen miles overnight. You need to make sure that your training program allows you to gradually progress, both in terms of your pace and the distances you cover.

at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Amburaya Spa invites you to experience 150 minutes of the art of traditional Thai therapy from head to toe to help rejuvenate your mind and spirit. The exclusive massage integrates the benefits of tamarind and ginger with traditional Thai massage that uses pressure points and stretching techniques. Tamarind is a rich source of antioxidants including vitamin C and beta-carotene, while ginger is antiseptic which helps heal and cleanse your skin. The package is inclusive of Aromatic foot bath, Tamarind and ginger scrub, Majestic therapy of Chao Phraya massage, and Natural facial cleanse. Price is 3,900 baht ++ per person or 7,500 baht ++ per couple. Available every day until 30 June 2014. Discover truly relaxing treatments at Amburaya Spa and take home a complimentary Amburaya’s signature essential oil. For more information and reservation, please call 038 259 888 or email spa. amburaya@sheraton.com

Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Amari Pattaya offers guests buy one get one free spa promotion by booking via www.amari.com. Make a reservation for a spa treatment between 10 am to 1 pm any day from now until 31 October 2014 at Breeze Spa and the second person’s treatment will be free of charge. Choose from five Signature Mood Massages available depending on your mood such as Dreamy: Take it E-Zzzz, Serene: No Worries, Rejuvenated: Let it Glow, Invigorated: Past Tense, and Energised: Thai the Knot. Invite your loved one to spend time together and share a relaxing experience. Don’t miss this offer. For more information, please contact Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya 038 418 418 ext 840.

2. Listen to What Your Body is Saying Most often you’ll know when you have been overdoing it, as your own body will soon let you know. When you find yourself feeling absolutely shattered or simply struggle with aches & pains, then do not ignore what your body is telling you and ease up on your training routine. Any training plan needs to be flexible and you need to remember that it is important that on some days you will feel tired, and yet energized on other days. You should make sure that you follow every hard day with a rest day or much lighter training. 3. Ensure You Eat Well Simply put, your body only gives out what you put in to it and no more.

If you need your body to perform at its peak and be free from injury whilst both training & racing, then it’s vital you ensure your body has all the food you need to keep it running. If you don’t know what your body needs in terms of “fuel” then seek the advice of a dietician, as we all have different food requirements. 4. Drink Plenty of Water The correct hydration is essential when it comes to good body maintenance. Hydration becomes even more crucial when training hard with your body, if not your workouts will suffer. Having the correct hydration aids greatly with post workout recovery, and it also stops your body from overheating, as well as detoxifying it by removing impurities and toxins by flushing them from your body. You need to ensure that any water you lose whilst training is replenished straight afterwards. 5. Cross Train as well as Running Obviously the best way to be faster and stronger at running is simply to run often and far, but don’t let running be your only pre-race training. Ensure that you cross train at least twice a week by doing low impact aerobic workouts to exercise well and avoid injury at the same time. Cross training like this improves your overall fitness, giving your body an overall rest from all that running. Some of the ideal cross training options you can try are cycling, swimming, and weight training, with Pilates and yoga being good alternatives to aid with relaxation at the same time. 6. Start a Training Routine and Stick to It Set up the correct training regime by taking advice from running guides, using the services of a personal trainer, or a running coach. Your ideal training regime needs to be tailored to your own race needs, as a routine that can work for one person may not work for another. This is because we all have different medical and sporting histories. 7. Invest in Proper Sports Clothing and Shoes Running is recognized as one of the cheapest sports to get started in, but it’s essential that you buy the right training shoes to minimize injuries and improve your performance. If you’ve not already invested in good running shoes then go to a specialty running shop to buy one. There are trained staffs in these specialty shops who will look at your feet, your gait and stride pattern, as well as find out your running aspirations and he/she will recommend the appropriate running shoes that best fits your needs. Another sports equipment that you should invest on is a high-quality sports bra, as you’re likely to run several miles every day. A sports bra will lend you the support that is required to avoid any soreness or discomfort that lots of running may cause. For additional information on fitness, health, beauty, romance, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com


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Can chelation therapy really get rid of metals? Most people nowadays, particularly young people, live a healthy lifestyle, and new products and treatments are constantly being developed in response to people adopting this lifestyle change. With the aid of science and technology, more and more health innovations are now available. One of the most beneficial among these is chelation therapy. As discussed in my previous article, by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen chelation therapy works by the use of compounds capable of binding to metals present in toxic concentrations so they can be removed from the body. For those unfamiliar with this process, the question goes, “Can chelation therapy really get rid of metals, and where do these metals come from?” These undesirable ionic materials or metals build up inside our bodies as a result of our day-to-day activities, such as eating. In excess amounts, these chemicals can cause hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and accelerated aging— making us appear older than our years. Simply put, chelation therapy is like a claw that grabs and eventually removes certain harmful substances from our systems. An amino acid complex called EDTA (ethylenediamine-tetra-acetic acid), or chelating agent, comes in contact with certain positively charged metals and other substances-such as zinc, mercury, lead, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, plutonium and manganese--and excretes them from the body. The introduction of this chelating agent to the body can be done either intravenously (IV) or orally. In IV form, the EDTA – a mixture of amino acid, vitamins and minerals – is combined with normal saline solution. The IV can be injected through the arm, wrist, or back of the hand. It takes about 2-3 hours to complete the process. There is not much restriction with this method as you can watch TV, read a book or listen to music during the process, following which you can immediately resume normal activities. EDTA plays an important role in removing undesirable metals like lead and arsenic which, when left over in the tissues and blood-vessel walls, can cause inflammation, thwart the flow of blood and nutrients and eventually leading to heart disease, high blood pressure, and degenerative disease.

Chelation therapy is recommended for those at risk for: - constriction or narrowing of blood vessels - high blood pressure - lack of blood to a muscle - diabetes - insomnia/fatigue - excessive amounts of poison and metals in body - smoking or excessive drinking - unhealthy eating lifestyle How often should you have chelation therapy? The amount of chelation therapy depends on the nature of the problem and response to the medication. For example, people with vasoconstriction would normally need chelation treatment once a week for about 20 weeks. What do you need to do before and during chelation therapy? - Before you get the treatment, it is very important to consult a physician and have your blood checked, particularly creatinine levels to determine your kidney function. - Drink plenty of water, as your kidneys will work harder eliminating harmful substances from your body. What do you need to do after chelation therapy? - Drink lots of water, at least two liters per day for three consecutive days after the therapy to help eliminate harmful substances from your body through urine. - Get enough sleep, about 6-8 hours, as you might feel tired. - You may continue taking vitamin and mineral supplements and medications prescribed by your doctor. - If you have headache or you feel dizzy, eat nutritious food or drink juice to relieve symptoms. If not, see a doctor.

- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. - Avoid eating food containing artificial food coloring and seafood, which may be contaminated with lead. For anyone interested in chelation therapy, book a FREE consultation now.

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 path to happiness after 60 by Pensiri Panyarachun, Absolute Living Thailand

What is happiness? Happiness is something everyone wants. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Margaret Lee Runbeck’s definition of happiness is, “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Getting older can bring a renewed sense of happiness and wellbeing, despite physical and mental declines, researchers report in the American Journal of Psychiatry. For me, happiness is a decision. Your happiness is your decision to make. Getting older can make you feel happier if you know how to manage everyday life. There are some recommended ways to make life enjoyable for seniors.

1. Give Your Life a Purpose Everyone needs a purpose, no matter how old they are, something to make getting out of bed in the morning worthwhile. What do you plan to do with the rest of your life? Find something that invigorates and interests you and pursue it. This is how you keep yourself and your brain young and vital. It can get you out of the house and you may even make some new friends. 2. Assist Others It is a fact that whenever we help others we will feel happier. Lots of people spent most of the time working while they were young. No time to care for others. Retirement is a great opportunity to apply your passions, strengths and values, to help others and make you feel good. Do what makes you feel good. Help others as a volunteer at a school, church or hospital. That alone could add value and meaning to your life. 3. Do Something Nice We all know that being a good person could make you feel

happy. That’s why people enjoy doing something nice for people. Whether it’s a small act of courtesy you perform for a stranger or a gift of your time or service to a friend, enjoy the glow that comes in the action’s aftermath. Try to do something nice for someone every day. It will give you something to think about besides yourself. 4. Accept Your Limitations It can be frustrating not having the physical strength or income you once had. Learn to understand and accept the fact of life that everybody gets old, so enjoy and make the most out of your present situation. Part of being happy is learning to accept your limitations. Think of all the big success stories of athletes who lost their careers due to accidents or injuries and went on to become businessmen, inventors, entertainers. Accept your limitations and get on with it. If one door closes, open another. Changing course and taking a new direction keeps life interesting. 5. Spend Time with People You Like Spend as much time as you can with people you like, people who make you happy. It’s good for your body, your brain, and your emotional stability. Statistics have shown that good relationships promote long life. Keep your friends and family members close and plan fun times together. 6. Do What You Like to Do What makes you happy? What do you like to do? Whatever it is, spend as much time as you can doing it. If you love dancing, dance. If you love painting, paint. Maybe you haven’t had time in the past to indulge yourself this way, but now you do, so go for it. Remind yourself what you used to love doing and start doing it again. 7. Happiness Begins Inside You Happiness doesn’t depend on external circumstances, it begins inside ourselves. Have you ever met someone who was chronically ill, or broke, or bereaved, and yet they always seem happy? They have discovered the true secret of happiness, which is that it has to begin inside, or it doesn’t begin at all. Ask yourself: What would I miss most about today if I lost it all tomorrow?

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.

Contact us now at 092 265 1145 www.absolutelivingthailand.com

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Then start being grateful for and appreciating it. And every night write down three things for which you are grateful. 8. Exercise Research shows that exercise is as effective as anti-depressants for people with depression. Exercise also reduces stress, boosts confidence and improves sleep. Exercise is good for the elderly too. If you keep yourself healthy inside your body, your soul will be happy as well. Remember, “Happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” No matter how old you are, you can be happy and feel great in everyday life if you wish to be. Nobody could make you feel happy if you do not want to. So start each new day with positive thoughts, gratitude, and a good attitude toward yourself and others. That’s how to make your life happy and peaceful.


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upcoming movies Rob the Mob

X-Men: Days of Future Past Draft Day

Lead Actors

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Spaced360 speaker When you’re out on the move and listening to tunes, the last thing you want is to worry about sound that only goes in one direction — with the Spaced360 speaker you get true omni-directional sound capable of filling any space. It features three custom two-inch sound drivers and three bass radiator pointing in three directions, delivering powerful sound no matter where you place it. With Bluetooth and NFC technology, there’s virtually no limit to the devices you can wirelessly pair with these speakers. And with up to 14 hours of battery-powered music playback, simple charging using the base station, and a lightweight, compact design, there’s no reason not to throw it in your bag anywhere you go.

Leica T Camera Incredibly sexy and incredible expensive, Leica T Camera will fit right in with the rest of the brand’s impressive lineup. Built in and around a single piece of machined aluminum (constructed as a partnership with Audi), shipping in either black or natural finishes, and kitted out with an APS-C 16-megapixel sensor courtesy of Sony, this lightweight shooter is a thing of absolute beauty. Initially available with two lenses, it also sports a large touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a smartphone app to control its functionality, there are plenty of cameras out there that do what it can do, but few that look this good doing it.

Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Ray Romano, Andy Garcia

Directors Raymond De Felitta Genre Crime | Drama Release Date May 22, 2014 A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process.

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters

Director Bryan Singer Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy Release Date May 22, 2014 The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past - to save our future.

Lead Actors Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Welling Director Ivan Reitman Genre Drama | Sport Release Date May 22, 2014 At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

music / new release

Rip Curl Search GPS Surf Watch Surfers, listen up: just because your sport takes place on water doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the tracking trend. The Rip Curl Search GPS Surf Watch lets you track how many waves you’ve rode, your top speed, and your location thanks to GPS and motion sensors built into this waterproof watch. And while the white-on-black LCD display can let you see this info right on your wrist, to get the most out of it you’ll want to sync with the companion app, that lets you view all your data on a larger screen, and map our your course so you’ll know where to head for the best waves.

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL OFFICIAL BOOK By JOHN MATTOS 9781780974705 The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil[trademark] Official Book is an authoritative and comprehensive preview of world football’s greatest tournament. Packed with stunning photography and expert analysis of each team, its star players and its prospects in the finals, this is essential reading for football fans everywhere. The book also features a guide to each of the stadiums and host cities, a history of the World Cup and a tournament progress chart that can be filled in as the competition progresses. No other event in the sporting world can rival the glamour, impact, fervent following and universal appeal of the World Cup - and no other tournament comes close to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Official Book. Whether you are watching the games live in Brazil or in your own home, this is the tournament preview for you.

Ghost Stories – Coldplay Ghost Stories is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The album will be released by Parlophone on May 16, 2014 and by Atlantic Records in North America on May 19, 2014. The album is the first full-length release by the band in North America under Atlantic, after Coldplay were transferred from Capitol Records in 2013, following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012. The album is preceded by three singles: “Magic”, released in March 2014, “Midnight”, released in April 2014, and “A Sky Full of Stars”, released in May 2014.

1. Always in My Head 2. Magic 3. Ink 4. True Love 5. Midnight

STAND STRONG By NICK VUJICIC 9781601426796 With no arms, no legs, and no defense, Nick Vujicic was once a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: It makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares, and feels like there is no hope in sight. But Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying.

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Achtung Nein! Not the Baby-Benz. It's the new A-Class My first A-Class drive was more than a decade ago. That metallic silver grey, compact A-Class, aka Baby Benz, was visually a by John K. Lindgren challenge. Most of Editor-in-chief: us had never seen carsanook.com a Benz like that. “A-Class? Is that a Mercedes Benz you’re driving?” However, it was impeccably engineered. Good drive. In 2013 followed by the MB global tagline, “the pulse of a new generation,” the all-new A-Class arrived looking like a vehicle from a different planet. A true hot-hatch. Extreme makeover. Styling: Just one look. From the front or rear, the A 250 AMG Sport boasts a wide track, low stance, striking body contours, with the wheels pushed right to the edge of the car’s footprint. The Stuttgart Benz design studio revised the front-end with new LED headlamps, big bonnet, an imposing front bumper and a more eye-catching

new radiator grille. The nose stands out with that big Stuttgart threepointed star in the center. Indication, this is the top-of-the-line A-Class AMG Sport. The new-generation A-Class also differs a lot from the preceding series when viewed from the rear, i.e. the bumper, tail lights and exhaust tailpipes are in a new design which further emphasizes the width of the body to ensure a more muscular look. Interior: The cabin is well-built and exudes that premium luxury feel. Our demonstrator AMG Sport boasts trim suede leather and carbonfibre, smoke grey brushed aluminum and bright red accents around the air vents, red stitching on the deeply-sculpted sports seats, a leather-lined steering wheel and unique red seat belts. I like that. Out of the dashboard sprouts

an iPad Mini size LCD display; the infotainment system. The front seats impress with an elegant combination of leather and fabric. These seats will do a good job of holding both driver and front passenger in place during high-speed cornering. Engine room: The A 250 is powered by a high-tech direct injected,

turbocharged 2.0 liter petrol inline-four, producing 155kW of power and 350Nm of torque. The new A-Class engine is mated to a seven-speed twin-clutch 7G-DCT automated manual by MercedesBenz. Fuel consumption is reduced to circa 15 kilometer per liter thanks to ECO start/stop function. The drive: Ignition on and peak torque arrives early, and there’s loads of pulling power below 2500rpm. The real fun starts when you engage the Sport mode and push the tachometer past 4000rpm. The pickup is jaw-dropping, and in Sport mode the throttle response is razor-sharp. There’s almost no turbo lag, and power delivery is impressive. With the wheel-mounted paddles, you'll race through the ratios. What a blast! Zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, which is quick for a hot-hatch. Handling, traction and balance are outstanding for a front-wheel drive car. There’s little body roll, and grip under braking is rock-solid. This is what you'll expect from a premium German brand. Pure driving pleasure. The new A-Class is a trendsetter and an innovative leader in its class offering an outstanding drive experience, amazing looks, with plenty of tech, and carries the coveted three-pointed star. A test-drive recommended, especially if you've never driven a Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Mercedes Benz 250 A-Class AMG Sport

Engine: 4-cylinder 2.0 liter turbo petrol Power: 211 hp Torque: 350 Nm Transmission: 7-speed automatic Top speed: 240 km/h Fuel consumption (combined): 15 km/liter Price: 2,590,000 baht www.mercedes-benz.co.th

Mercedes Benz A250-AMG Sport Hotel Promotions Relaxing Weekday Package at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Cape Dara Resort Pattaya offers special price for luxurious 2-night stay of your choice for stays between Sunday to Thursday. The package includes complimentary daily breakfast, welcome drink, and one set lunch at Radius Restaurant for 2 persons. Rates start from 4,500 baht net per room. For more information, please call 038 933 888 or visit www. capedarapattaya.com

We are family at The Okura Prestige Bangkok

The Okura Prestige Bangkok introduces the new We are Family package. Guests booking the package for two or more consecutive nights receive a complimentary family entrance ticket to the popular Siam Ocean World, located at the nearby Siam Paragon shopping mall.

Package includes: - Accommodation in a Premier Club or Deluxe Suite - International buffet breakfast at the popular all-day dining venue Up & Above - Free entrance to Siam Ocean World for 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years old including an up close and personal tour of the aquarium, a ride on a glass bottom boat, amazing visual effects in the 5D cinema plus popcorn and soft drinks. Families also enjoy a very special behind the scenes look with guides. - Two complimentary BTS day passes for adults. - Unlimited access to the hotel’s Club Lounge with exclusive benefits such as complimentary laundry/pressing (3 items), daily replenishment of soft drinks/beers in the in-room refreshment cabinet, iPad for use in the lounge only, use of the Club Lounge meeting room (up to two hours per stay - subject to availability), cocktails and snacks from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, high-speed internet access and much more. We are Family package prices start at 10,200 baht ++ per night and valid from now until 10 December 2014. Reservations may be made by visiting www.okurabangkok.com or by contacting 02 687 9000.


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Oh My Cod –

My Plaice or Yours?

Fish and chips a Pattaya tradition Contrary to rumor, fish and chips have been on the go in Pattaya for a very long time. Loong John, a Scottish expat who operated a humble cafeteria off Pattaya Central Road, was serving them in the 1980s along with other favorites such as “mince and tatties”. Greg’s Kitchen and The Sportsman, still going strong of course, also have a long tradition of good quality and generous portions as part of a much wider menu. The first take-away specialist outlet in Pattaya dates back to 1995 and was known as The Toby Jug, on Soi Yamoto. Sadly the enterprise was short-lived as the owners never quite mastered the right temperature for the fat and the chips were lamentably soggy. Also there was nowhere to sit down on the premises and the opening hours relied too much on daylight customers. Don’t forget, a lot of

Brits like fish and chips after a few late beers. Fish-and-chips shops have existed in Britain since the 1860s, spurred on by the arrival of railways in the industrial revolution age

which facilitated the transport of fresh fish from the ports to the industrial cities. It was one of the very few dishes not subject to rationing in World War Two in the early 1940s. Many researchers have

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Oh My Cod – My Plaice or Yours?

There is still A Salt and Battery in Liverpool, a Codfather in Birmingham, and A Frying Scotsman in Glasgow. But fish and chips have never been an agreed item. John Lennon liked tomato ketchup on his meal, while Michael Jackson preferred mushy peas. A scallop usually is a marine mollusk, but in Lancashire and Yorkshire it’s a potato wedge. The British

have never taken to the American preference for eating coleslaw with fish and chips and positively refuse to dip their chips in mayonnaise like the Belgians do. The British preference for accompaniments is for malt vinegar, picked onions, a lemon wedge, or a Chinese-style curry sauce. It is said that Tony Blair won the British general election of 1997 when he was photographed by the media-train enjoying fish and chips in a greasy newspaper. In Pattaya, the importance of fish and chips has always been the British market, but these days the Eastern Seaboard city appeals to a much wider audience. For example, you will

often see Russians tucking into a plateful at the popular Simon’s restaurant, situated diagonally to the Hanuman circle in Jomtien. However, fish and chips have not yet taken off with the Indians and the Chinese. There is a fishand-chip restaurant in Beijing, but sugar rather than salt is sprayed on the meal. Ugh! Those who are worried about the fattening nature of deep-fried batter can always opt for breadcrumbs instead. Several Pattaya restaurants know what you mean and the breadcrumb variety is very tasty at, for example, The Pig and Whistle at its Soi 7 and Jomtien branches. The Jolly Friar on Pattaya’s Soi Lengkee is another popular gathering place for fish-and-chips addicts and offers what must be the largest fish cake for miles around. Incidentally, a fish cake in Yorkshire would need to have a fish slice segregated between two potato wedges rather than as a single mixture. The latest addition to the cuisine in Pattaya is Not Just Curry and Chips, on Pratumnak Road between Soi 6 and Tara Court and opposite the Argyle Apartments. A second

branch on Thepprasit Road, near Outlook Mall, is also scheduled to open soon. Curry and Chips, opened by British expat Paul Markham, has eating on the premises as well as take-away and delivery menu options. There’s a wide variety of choices–cod, dory, or haddock, for example, and the shop is busy from noon to 11 at night, which speaks for itself. The curry sauce, by the way, is exactly what you would find in the UK. Again imitating trends in the UK, the menu is being diversified step by step. There’s already scampi, sausage in batter, spam fritters, roast chicken, prawn crackers, and Chinese spring rolls, as well as a wide variety of pies and pasties. Coming soon is a selection of Chinese and Indian dishes which already are the hallmark of fish-and-chips eateries throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. There’s a menu in Russian, a sign of the times of course, which makes you think that fish and chips are more popular in cold climates than warm. Except when you are a tourist or an expat of course! The sub-logo of Not Just Curry and Chips sums it up: “We don’t just do fast food, we do good food fast.” It looks like another British tradition has really taken root in Thailand’s most popular seaside resort.

Marriott expands mobile check-in/ check-out to nearly 500 hotels Marriott Rewards members can now use their smartphones at nearly 500 Marriott Hotels worldwide to check in and check out. The Marriott Mobile app, introduced last year in the United States and Canada, can be downloaded from the Apple

iTunes Store, Google Play and by going to www.marriott.com/marriott/mobile-apps.mi. These sites also enable easy enrollment in the Marriott Rewards. Travelers can learn more about mobility at Marriott Hotels at http://travelbrilliantly.marriott.com.

Somsak Tanruengsri (third from left), general manager of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, seen with the hotel’s inaugural Marriott Mobile guest Mohammed Saberan.


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Global Property and Insurance relocates Global Property Pattaya Co., Ltd., and Global Insurance Broker Co., Ltd., opened a new office on the soi that runs along Big C South Pattaya. The move from Naklua into a larger office allows Global to better serve customers. A party at the modern office celebrated the event.


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The Phoenix Effect! It was exactly two years ago when I wrote another article with the title ‘The Phoenix Effect’ and in it I wrote how I couldn’t help but notice the very strong interest in the Phoenix Golf Club and all its surrounding areas. Phoenix Golf Club was then and is now fast becoming one of the more notable Eastern Seaboard landmarks and is right up there with the Silverlake Vineyards and Winery in being two of the most notable areas to watch for residential development. In fact just two years ago there were at least eight developments that I knew of just off the golf course and within a close distance of the lovely fairways at Phoenix Golf Club and today there are even more new developments in the making. Three of the most recent entries as home design and construction inside Phoenix Golf Club are each very large and luxurious million-dollar-plus estate homes with very impressive architectural design. One of the homes is a very large two story with super high ceilings and the concrete and steel structure exterior is of a very impressive modern design. It has a spectacular view over its own private swimming pool and looks out across one of the beautiful Phoenix Golf Club fairways. The second home to make its entry as the latest ‘dream home’ inside Phoenix Golf Club has a very large stately and traditional feel to it and the home’s exterior design has a number of very nice design elements that really catch your eye. Not to be outdone, Songland Company’s Luxurious Tadarawadi Serviced Estate homes with modern Thai accents and Oriental and Southeast Asian interior design elements have definitely unveiled the Phoenix Golf Club as a major player in the ‘where would you really like to live?’ category. Each of these three million-dollarplus estate homes is amongst the very finest homes on the Eastern Seaboard. In my next article, ‘Phoenix Rising,’

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

I will present the latest news about the Phoenix Golf Club’s new owner, general manager and the latest entries into the golf course luxury home category. Until then, it’s on to the ‘Phoenix Effect’ and what we are seeing today surrounding the Phoenix Golf Club. In fact there are about 10 or more developments currently that I know of with all of them directly adjacent to the Phoenix Golf Club and within a very close distance of the lovely landscaped fairways. Literally, these fine developments popping up all around Phoenix Golf Club are either right next to it or directly across the street making them all definitely Phoenix Golf Club area residences and all of them are looking to cash in on the Phoenix lifestyle and the wonderful country living available so close to Pattaya and all of its great food, fun and activities. There are a number of really well done housing developments surrounding Phoenix with Jon and A Sarginson’s Phoenix Lakeside definitely being one for sure. Jon Sarginson, with a wealth of experience in design, construction, and engineering, has actually constructed and engineered a gorgeous lake with a full-size two-lane bridge with sitting salas on both sides of the bridge that goes right across the center of the lake. Great concept and a fantastic addition to the area’s fine housing developments. Louis Lee has a very nice luxury home development called Phoenix Villa Resort that is right at the bottom (south side) entrance to Phoenix Golf Club, and his flagship home is a magnificent and huge estate with Thai design accents and materials all of marble, granite, teak and other hardwoods, etc., and yes, a member of the million-dollar-home club for sure! Next down the road is a newer development called the Royal Phoenix with very nice home design concepts for the affordable market and those that thought that they could not afford to live next to Phoenix Golf Club.

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Phoenix Golf Course Clubhouse

Just a short drive farther around the Phoenix Golf Club you will come to the Phoenix Palms development which is the creation of Jack Pinkney and Peter Lewis, two of the more personable developers in the area with both being incredibly passionate about doing absolutely everything right…. and then some! Phoenix Palms is a small (six luxury boutique homes) development with all homes featured by lovely swimming pools and gorgeously landscaped gardens. Jack and Peter have managed to design and decorate these fine homes inside and out to look like very expensive properties, but again, you will be well surprised by the reasonable pricing as I would say that the Phoenix Palms is very much another affordable housing development for those that want to live the high life and be in the beautiful countryside and within the Phoenix Golf Club area. Starting directly in front and across the street from the entrance to Phoenix Golf Club is an astonishing mansion which many of us thought was an apartment building for many months until it became evident that it was a huge and impressive three-story mansion with incredible three-storytall pillars on each side of the front

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

entrance way. Definitely a member of the milliondollar-home club, although in this case I suspect several million dollars! Just thinking about these multimillion dollar mansions and estates starting to surround the Phoenix Golf Club fairways cannot help but make you ask yourself just what is ahead for Phoenix Golf Club itself with so much land available and so much interest developing. The incredible residential and commercial growth seen all over the Eastern Seaboard is quite astounding and Phoenix Golf Club is certainly riding that wave of interest and investment coming into our Eastern Seaboard region. As many already know, the Phoenix Golf Club was recently purchased and the new owner did not waste any time pouring money and professional expertise into their new golf course. In my next article I will introduce our readers to the Phoenix Golf Club’s new owner and new general manager and what the new owner is already doing to completely overhaul the entire three courses at Phoenix Golf Club. Yes, there really is a Phoenix rising in this case and the sky is the limit for its future and success.

bringing in the first 53 General Motors executives for the start-up phase of Thailand’s General Motors manufacturing facility and had a three-year exclusive with the company. Following that experience, he placed most of the start-up executives for the Eastern Seaboard’s BMW manufacturing facility. Clayton Wade is a Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York based international research and consulting firm, and has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for many years. The American-born entrepreneur is known

throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his writing, public speaking and television presentations. His many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, which may be seen by visiting their website at: www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at: clayton@premierinternational.com


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

Thailand Retirement Visa What is Thailand Retirement Visa? Thailand retirement visa is obtainable by anyone age 50 or older, regardless of nationality, who has the financial capacity to settle in Thailand. A retirement visa is actually an extension of an original nonimmigrant single or multiple-entry O or B type visa. How do I qualify for a Retirement Visa? You can qualify to be granted a retirement visa if: 1. You are 50 years of age or older; and 2. You have obtained a temporary non-immigrant visa; and 3. You have a proof of ongoing source of income, such as pension, of not less than 65,000 baht per month; or 4. You have an account deposit with a bank in Thailand of not less than 800,000 baht as evidenced by bank account transactions over the previous 2 months (3 months for subsequent extensions); or 5. You have an annual income plus bank account deposit totalling not less than 800,000 baht as of the application filing date What are the required documents in applying for a Retirement Visa? - Passport with validity of not less than 18 months - Completed visa application forms - 3 passport-sized photos (4x6cm) of the applicant taken within the last six months - A copy of a bank statement or income letter (original) or a bank deposit plus a monthly income totalling not less than the minimum financial requirement per year. - Original letter of guarantee from the bank, if a bank statement is issued. Could the foreign husband and wife use a bank account with their combined name for this purpose? No, the bank account name must be only that of the particular applicant. Does this mean we, as foreign couples, are required to submit evidence of a total of at least 1.6M baht in our Thai bank accounts? Since you are required to have individual bank accounts, it is imperative that you have at least 800,000 baht in each account. Can I apply for a Retirement Visa outside Thailand? You can start the retirement visa procedure outside Thailand, most preferably from your home country, by obtaining a non-immigrant visa which will be valid for 90 days from the date of entry. A non-immigrant visa can be extended or converted to a one-year retirement visa in Thailand during the last 30 days of your permitted stay. The 90-day validity of your non-immigrant visa shall give you enough time to deposit in a Thai bank the required amount

of money which must be reflected for 2 months in the bank transaction certificate upon your visa application. What are the restrictions that I have to consider while I am holding a Retirement Visa? You will be permitted to stay in Thailand for one year from the date your retirement visa is granted. You are strictly prohibited from having employment while on this type of visa. You must report to the Immigration officer in your area of residence every 90 days during your stay in Thailand. During this period, if you wish to leave and re-enter the country, you are required to apply for and obtain re-entry permit (single or multiple) at the Immigration Office before leaving the country. If you leave without a reentry permit, the retirement visa will become invalid. Is a one-year Retirement Visa renewable? A Retirement Visa may be renewed annually at the Thai Immigration Office. If you wish to renew your retirement visa, you must do so approximately 2 weeks before the expiry date on your visa stamp and you have to show the same documents as required in your first application. Remember, however, that the Immigration Office, at their discretion, can ask for additional documentation. I am eligible to apply for a Retirement Visa but as my wife is under 50 years of age; what type of visa can she obtain? If your spouse is not eligible to apply for a retiree visa, she must obtain prior to entry into Thailand a non-immigrant O Visa which may also be extended for a period of one year by submitting an application to the Immigration Department, stating as her purpose “to stay with the family”. A notarized marriage certificate must be provided as evidence together with other documents and financial requirements.

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

You pay your money and take your choice There has never been-and probably never will be--a foolproof, onesize-fits-all answer to the dilemma of trying to produce a high return on savings with minimal, or no risk. The idea that a host of risk-free opportunities exist out there that will continually quadruple the returns from banks forever is a myth. The conundrum is this: in order to achieve worthwhile results money has to be placed in asset-backed investments of some sort. These come in assorted colors but all have issues generally connected with risk and/or liquidity. Let’s take some of the ‘hard asset’ funds that have performed well throughout the slowly disappearing financial crisis. By ‘hard asset’ we mean funds that hold tangible holdings, such as property. As a strategy, they must invest up to 90 percent of the fund in the class of investment that have chosen to base their fund in because, as for everyone else, ‘cash’ does not perform, so the more invested, the more likely a better return for clients. This is fine until, for whatever reason, redemptions exceed subscriptions over a prolonged period, leading to a liquidity problem, i.e. they have to sell prime assets under forced conditions–not ideal. The choices they then face are to ‘gate’ (suspend) the fund until cash is realized from the orderly sale of assets, or draw on either pre-arranged or renegotiated finance facilities to maintain liquidity. The fact that a particular fund finds itself in this position does not mean that the investments it holds are now worth less than they were three months ago. The reality is that regrouping to handle such a problem probably means that the fund will come out of this period stronger and better placed to deal with investment outflows. This, of course, does not help those who need to withdraw money during a suspended period. However, to illustrate the case, imagine you own a property in prime central London with a tenant and a mortgage. If the tenant stops paying the rent which covers the mortgage, it doesn’t mean the property is worth any less, it just means you have a liquidity problem. Excess redemptions occur for a number of possible reasons but often, in part, because investors are used to seeing a steady notch up of their fund value every month with such funds, combined with the whole ‘short termism’ thinking today, often brought about by 24/7 access to fund values, brings some to the conclusion that the first time yields slip, most likely temporarily, it’s time to get out. This shortterm view is crippling for most investments that aren’t in the bank. Yes, if you buy and sell the right stock on the markets at the right time, you can achieve significant results, but most investors miss the boat and buy at a ‘high’ and sell at a ‘low’, because their experience in the markets and that same short termism takes over, often brought about by the fear created when a price drops and the unwillingness to look further ahead and ride out the curves. If you go back just a decade, or perhaps two, you would see that those who generally made money on the markets were investors who bought blue chip stock and held them for the long term. This is largely what Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway does, albeit on a much grander scale. As with most things, a spread of investments is desirable, but not diversification for its own sake. A mix of well-selected, different asset classes to make up a portfolio gives balance and reduces risk. Also, when deciding on your holdings, consideration should be given as to whether capital growth or income is the main objective. Clearly both are desirable but there is usually an emphasis for one over the other. 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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Business News Increased political uncertainty will hurt Bangkok real estate market further But property prices are unlikely to fall in the short term by Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand)

The Constitutional Court’s verdict commanding Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office has heightened the political uncertainty in Thailand. While the verdict has not virtually resolved the current political crisis, it has sparked fears of new violence by the government’s supporters. Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of JLL, an international property services and consultancy firm, shares her view on how the escalating political tension will affect the Bangkok real estate market: “Increased political uncertainty will generally have negative impact on investment sentiment in Thailand’s real estate market as it has dampened investor confidence. In the short term, it is also expected to negatively affect demand in different property sectors. For example, demand in the Bangkok hotel market is likely to soften further as news in international media reporting fears over new political violence in Bangkok may affect international visitor arrivals to the city. “The rising political tension will also hurt consumer confidence further which will have negative impact on the residential and retail sectors. Though the Bangkok office market is likely to feel the least impact as tenants are locked into multi-year lease agreements, and there

has been no clear sign of companies with offices in Bangkok downsizing or shutting down operations, growth in demand from new business set-ups will continue to slow. However, we do not expect the current political crisis to lead a property market collapse. The political turmoil has hurt the country’s macro economy, but generally most property developers and owners remain financially strong and thus a situation where property owners will be forced to sell their property assets at discounted prices in the near future is unlikely. “A long-term outlook for the Bangkok real estate market remains hard to forecast as it will depend on how the political crisis will progress and be resolved.”


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GM Outlook

A family recipe for Pattaya property success Clayton and Supap Wade are the driving force

by Barry Kenyon

Premier Homes Real Estate is the eastern seaboard’s longest-established corporate relocation company as well as acting as the region’s sales and leasing agent for the most exclusive properties. As Pattaya continues to expand, the company also plans to focus increasingly on the sale of land and commercial properties.

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merican born Clayton Wade has been in the real estate industry for 28 years, but has been running Premier Homes for over 18 years with his Thai wife Supap as co-managing directors. Clayton is a council member with Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York-based international research and consultancy firm, and has been a national panel judge for the Thailand Property Awards for many years. Supap was included in the Property Report Asia Magazine’s only published edition of Real Estate Power 99 which featured the most influential real estate figures in Thailand. She has been on the front cover of several Thailand-based magazines with feature stories about

To earn clients’ complete trust while offering honest and independent advice her and her business acumen. Born in Lamphun province, Supap first met Clayton as a translator working in a sports shop in Bangkok when he was Thailand's national fencing coach. “We are one of the very few American-Thai family businesses in Pattaya,” says Supap, “and I think that has helped a lot. Building a business based on trust is what success in the real estate world is all about.

Supap standing in front of the very first signboard about 19 years ago. Clayton was Thailand's National Fencing coach 2001-2003

For example, we were jointly responsible for bringing over 53 executives for the start-up phase of Thailand’s General Motors manufacturing facility and had a three year exclusive contract. Since then, we have placed on a relocation basis most of the start-up executives for the BMW manufacturing facility on the Eastern Seaboard.” Over the years Premier Homes has also been successful in selling and renting the finest residential properties on the Eastern Seaboard. Supap adds, “We are both certified as International Property Specialists by the National Association of Realtors in USA for many years now. Being a small boutique agency means we are able to offer a direct and personal service to locally-based and international clients wherever they may be.” Clayton Wade is well known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his writing and public speaking, contributing regularly to many of the leading newspapers and magazines including the

Supap and Clayton at the Thailand Property Awards 2007 (Clayton has been a judge every year since).

Bangkok Post, Thailand & Asia Property Report Magazines, Big Chilli, Tattler Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand and Tropical Homes Asia Pacific Edition. He has written a regular property column in the fortnightly Pattaya Today where he lays a beady and prophetic eye on the ever-changing property market locally and internationally.


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Supap meeting with Thailand’s Minister of Finance Korn Chatikavanij at a real estate seminar talking about the future of real estate in Thailand.

On TV, Clayton has made many presentations including appearances as the resident real estate consultant for Thailand’s Property Profile Show. He has been a guest speaker with several of the country’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia series. As Pattaya continues to develop as a metropolitan centre, his role in the media is expected to grow further. Both Clayton and Supap agree that the future of Pattaya is already set. “18 years ago,” stresses Supap, “the much smaller Pattaya was divided into three – Brits in South Pattaya, Germans in the north and the Thais dominating in Jomtien.

Now the booming city is truly international with the Russians, the Chinese, the Indians and Arab nationals settling here. It’s no longer realistic to talk in terms of zones as in the old days.” Clayton maintains that the big expansion now will be southwards as Pattaya city no longer offers the space for much expansion. “You can already see the developments on Jomtien Second Road and there are many exciting projects at Silver Lake, Bang Saray and other districts.” He adds that the necessary infrastructure is already being developed, such as Cartoon Network Amazone (the Bang Saray hi-tech water

Supap’s entry into the first Real Estate Power 99 publication in which she was named one of the top 100 real estate personalities in Thailand.

Clayton and Supap Wade — Premier Homes park) which Clayton and is scheduled Supap have their to have a soft eyes firmly fixed on the future. opening in July of this They have seen year. There the gigantic are already changes in the plans to Pattaya skyline open a 30-rai over the past international 18 years and school and assimilate the Premier Homes was Highly Commended Best Residential Agent (Eastern Seaboard) at TPA 2013 reality that this to build a hospital south of Pattaya. In five is a city that never sleeps but will go on expanding but at a much years or so, we can expect to see greater pace than ever before. satellite cities growing up along the Eastern Seaboard. To quote the famous song by As the longest-established Randy Bachman, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” No siree! real estate brokers in the area,


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Business Opportunities

(ptmbo-p2313)Office Building for Rent, 50,000 P/M. Fully furnished on North Pattaya Road opposite Tesco Lotus. Call 092 505 0951. (ptmbo-b1913)Bar for 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 f o r S a l e w i t h G re a t Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms!

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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@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.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 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. PA C C o . , L t d . C a n renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a P r o b l e m w i t h Yo u r Computer either software orhardware,please phone 0868202577 or 0958466533 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

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

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Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-1813)Lovely 2-storey townhouse with good-sized private pool near Sukhumvit Road. 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, stylishly furnished with company. 47 tarang wah, very good location. 3.9 million baht. Phone: 083 102 9293

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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. (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 29 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5035) Spectacular 7 Bedrooms Luxury Resort Style Residence on 3 Rai ! Selling Price 39 Million Baht and 7 Bedrooms/4+2 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/3 Rai. (PR6004) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. (PR6363) Stunning Townhome on Jomtien’s Dongtan Beachfront! Selling Price 22 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 25 TLW/400 Sqm. (PR6083) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 34 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 29.9 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 50 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Great Home in View Talay Villas! Selling Price 12.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 160 Sqm/72 TLW. (PR4854) Great Private Estate Home! Selling Price 14.9 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 375 Sqm/500 TLW. (PR5365) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 39 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Fantastic Home in Great Developement! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 440 Sqm/300 TLW. (PR2184) Gorgeous and Brand New Marina Home! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 3+1 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/120 TLW. (PR3982) Impressive Lakeside Estate Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/600 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family home right on a lake next to Phoenix Golf Club and in the country just minutes from town. (PR5679) Resort Living just 50 meters from the Beach in Jomtien! Rental Price 75,000 Baht / Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/25 TLW. (PR2977) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/120 TLW. (PR0112) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. (PR5230) Fantastic Home in the Mabprachan Lake Area! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/3+1 Bathrooms, 360 Sqm/400 TLW. (PR0193) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Beachfront Villa with Impressive Interior Design! Rental Price 130,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/400 TLW. (PR6017)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm. (PR4136) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm. (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. (PR4990) Great Sea Views and Stunning Décor in North Pattaya! Selling Price 7.474 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 74 Sqm. (PR4862) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 13.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. (PR3990) Beachfront Living with Stunning Seaviews! Selling Price is 13 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 202 Sqm. (PR5323) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm. (PR6410)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Beachfront Luxury Penthouse Wongamat! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 240 Sqm. (PR6500) North Pattaya Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 100,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 311 Sqm. (PR4262) Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price is 48,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 101 Sqm. (PR5423) Stunning Apartment for Rent in Northshore! Rental Price 40,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 64 Sqm. (PR4570) Fantastically Designed Apartment at Grand Condotel! Rental Price 42,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR4187)

LAND FOR SALE

Pratamnak Beachfront! Selling Price is 45 Million 203 Tarang Wah. (PLD0903) Na Jomtien Beachfront! 21 Rai 348 Tarang Wah from Sukhumvit 400 meters deep to a 45 meter beachfront! Two low rise buildings with 4 units each set upon a large swimming pool. Purchaser can build up to 70+ floor high rise. 24,188,384 Baht per rai and 60,471 Baht per tarang wah and the entire 21+ rai can be purchased for a selling price of 529,000,000 Baht. (PLD0866) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 15.8 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0928)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

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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 sandwash 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 garage, 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. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n 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 bathrooms, European kitchen, living room, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Price: 4.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES096. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: 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 081634-2915 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.

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House of the Year 2005 Lake Mabprachan for sale now only at 19 million baht or rent for 100,000 baht/month Owner reduced the price from 29 to 23 and now to 19 million baht for urgent sale. Appraised at 34 million baht. Kinnaree Palace has been in 11 int. movies and TV series, and is located direct at Lake Mabprachan on 1 Rai (1600m) and have 2 pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, pool bar, gym, 3 terraces, 5 bedrooms, guesthouse, 7 bathrooms and tropical garden with waterfalls. For rent at 100,000 baht per month. Financing possible or trade in condo or small house www.villaspattaya.info or email colindjpattaya@gmail.com Tel: 081 290 7310 (English), 087 820 1529 (Thai)

For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.

premierinternational.com (PR6363) S t u n n i n g To w n h o m e on Jomtien’s Dongtan Beachfront! Selling Price 22 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 25 TLW/400 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6083) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075)


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Beautiful Home in Ta d a r a w a d i Vi l l a g e 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) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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 Ta l a y Vi l l a s ! S e l l i n g 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)

Great Private Estate Home! Selling Price 14.9 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 375 Sqm/500 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5365) 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 f o r S a l e w i t h G re a t Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796) 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, Jomtien 1 bed 1 bath 4.6 million THB. 160 SQM (Company name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com N i r v a n a P o o l Vi l l a s 1 - 3 Bed 3 Bath House with Private Pool/Fully Furnished/Enclosed Garage 364 SQM. Sale Price: 5.9 Million THB co. name (Freehold) please call 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 bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com R o y a l P a r k Vi l l a g e (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

( p t m h f r - 2 1 1 3 ) OCCASION! Beautiful townhouse (South Pattaya), 2 minutes to city or beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 televisions, ADSL, 4 aircondition, garage. Contact: 081 8628710 (ptmhfr-c1713)Jomtien Palace great villa with new private pool with Jacuzzi.4 bedrooms, European kitchen. Very private and quiet place with security next to the house. 4 TV and barbeque, etc. Short or long term.1 year 45,000 baht per month. www. villaspattaya.info Email: colindjpattaya@gmail.com Tel: 0812907310 (Eng), 0878201529 (Thai) (ptmhfr-c1713)Jomtien Royal Park 2 bedroom villa with European and Thai kitchen and swimming pool in the back of the house. Short or long term. 1 year contract 25,000 baht per month. www. villaspattaya.info Email: colindjpattaya@gmail.com Tel: Tel: 0812907310, 0878201529 (Thai)

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J O M T I E N PA L A C E HOME- 3 Bdrm 3 Baths modern 140 SQM Fully furnished with private Jacuzzi, towels, and linens. 30,000 per month for (1 year lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ 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 s e c u r i t y. O u t s t a n d i n g value for this large family home. Rent: A minimum rental period of 6 months applies at 20,000 Bt per month or 18,000 Bt for a 1 years lease.Website Ref: HSER011. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Fantastic Home in Great Developement! Rental Price 110,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 440 Sqm/300 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,

Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at 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 re s s i v e L a k e 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) 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

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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 Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5230) Fantastic Home in the Mabprachan Lake Area! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/3+1 Bathrooms, 360 Sqm/400 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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 very nice renovation, the detached single storey villa, land area 248 sqm , living area 130 sqm. Stylishly furnished throughout with top quality fittings, 3 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, full European white kitchen with oven and microwave, dining area, living room, flat screen LCD TV in every room, private pool, pool side terrace, water features, remote closing gates, communal pool, 24/7 security and just 600m to Jomtien Night Plaza, food market, restaurants, shops and bars. Great value. Price: 4.99mBt.Website Ref: PLVS142. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya - A spacious and stylishly furnished throughout, executive style pool villa in one of the most popular developments in East Pattaya offering 3 en-suite bedrooms , 230sqm land 480 sqm with built-in units, 4 luxurious bathrooms, fully fitted European kitchen with oven, Thai kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, private 10m pool, terrace, lovely tropical landscaped private gardens, covered parking, 24/7 security and 10 minutes drive to central Pattaya. Must be viewed to fully appreciate what’s on offer.Price: 6.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS190. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com

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East Pattaya - A spacious and stylishly furnished throughout, executive style pool villa in one of the most popular developments in East Pattaya offering 3 en-suite bedrooms with built-in units, 4 luxurious bathrooms, land 480sqm, living area 230 sqm, fully fitted European kitchen with oven, Thai kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, private 10m pool, terrace, lovely tropical landscaped private gardens, covered parking, 24/7 security and 10 minutes drive to central Pattaya. Must be viewed to fully appreciate what’s on offer. Price: 6.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS190. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just 500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with step-ceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach.Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.com

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Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this modern design single storey pool villa is stylishly finished and furnished throughout offering 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, 125 sqm , land area 210 sqm ,high gloss European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, UPVC windows, private pool, poolside sun terrace, car parking, small park outside the property, 24/7 security and just 700m to the food market and shops and 1km to Jomtien Beach. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rent: 55,000Bt for 6 month lease or 45,000 Bt for 1 year contract.Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Condos for Sale

(ptmcfs-wg1713)New sea-view condos ready to move in at Wongamat Beach, North Pattaya for sale. 1-bedroom, 58sqm, unfurnished, starting from 3.342 million Baht or fully furnished 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 to Big-C and Tesco Lotus, North Pattaya. Maintenance fee only 10 baht/sqm. Foreign ownership available. For more information please call 080 637 0013


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THE CHEAPEST A PA R T M E N T P E R SQUARE METER IN PAT TAYA , I N T H E PAT TAYA 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. G O O D L O C AT I O N . B E A C H M O U N TA I N 2 CONDOMINIUM JOMTIEN OFF SOI CHAIYAPRUEK 1. 800 meters to beach (Built 2010). 7th floor corner, 37 sqm studio, big balcony for distant sea views, fully furnished, big screen TV, kitchen, big bathroom, pictures, plants, etc., Facilities such as swimming pool, fitness center, shop. Good quiet location. Very cheap price1.39 Mil Baht. In foreign name. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English). MAJESTIC JOMTIEN CONDOMINIUM.700 Meters Jomtien Beach.60 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 living room apartment, 3rd floor. Beautifully renovated with fully equipped Euro kitchen, all matching furniture, 2 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. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious

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bathroom with open shower, fully fitted European kitchen with breakfast bar, open plan living room with large balcony, roof top infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security, Wifi and just 40m walk to the beach, numerous fish restaurants, shops, and taxis. A contemporary building, which does set it aside, in a quiet secluded location. This is a ‘must view’ , to fully appreciate this beautiful beachfront location and the extensive interior design. For Sale: 6.9m Bt in foreign name.Website Ref: CDOS582. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com T h e G a l l e r y - Ve r y popular new modern low rise buildings ideally located in Central Jomtien, just 150m from the new Night Plaza and the beach. This high floor sea view studio, 29.5 sqm has been stylishly and expensively furnished throughout with fitted wardrobe and LCD TV, luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, roof top infinity edge communal pool, sundeck, fitness, key card entry, reception, 24/7 security. For Sale : 1.89m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS710. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Park Lane Resort 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 furnished, 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com C e n t a r a Av e n u e 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, f i t n e s s , C C T V, 2 4 / 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@

pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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 081634-2915 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

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and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990) Great 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3990) Beachfront Living with Stunning Seaviews! Selling Price is 13 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 202 Sqm. For

appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5323) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6410) The Residence Jomtien Beach - Large Studio 52 sqm fully fitted and furnished 1.79 Million THB (Foreign Name) High Floor please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Baan Suan Lalana – New Renovated Studio / 1 bath 40 sqm, fully furnished 1.25 Million THB (Foreign Name) Low Floor please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay 1B Condo 1 Bed / 1 bath 96 SQM (Jomtien Side) with Sea View, Fully furnished, Sale Price 3.3 Million THB (Foreign Name) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com The Cliff PratamnakCorner Unit Condo 1 Bed 1 Bath 72 SQM High Floor with Beautiful Sea View 7.2 Million THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay 2B - 10th floor Jomtien Seaview 1 Bedroom 1 Bath 76 (Sqm): 2.890.000 THB. (Thai Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com

Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-u0013)The Cove – Ultra luxury residence in Wongamat’s best 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 furnished, everything you need, 5th floor. Only 7,000 Baht per month. Call 087 139 1539, 087 139 1570 (English).


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Condos for Rent

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, minimart, 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-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084)

Beachfront 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 081634-2915 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 2 0 3 Ta r a n g Wa h F o r 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)

Classified

Na Jomtien Beachfront! 21 Rai 348 Tarang Wah from Sukhumvit 400 meters deep to a 45 meter beachfront! Two low rise buildings with 4 units each set upon a large swimming pool. Purchaser can build up to 70+ floor high rise. 24,188,384 Baht per rai and 60,471 Baht per tarang wah and the entire 21+ rai can be purchased for a selling price of 529,000,000 Baht. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0866) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 15.8 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0928)

Property Wanted

W E H AV E C A S H BUYERS WAITING: for View Talay Villas, View Talay Condominium 1, 2 & 5, and Park Lane Resort Jomtien. They can transfer at the land office in 5 days, if you want to sell. Please call 082-447-0442 or email dew@bbpasia.net

Property Investment

East Pattaya - Two storey semi-detached houses in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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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 bobbybrooksproperty@ 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 Service Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work in a property industry. Requirements: Good written and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer service-oriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595. Assistant to Condominium Manager wanted for a condominium located on Jomtien Beach. We are looking for a male/female who is interested in working with property management. Responsibilities include: The Assistant Building Manager works directly under the Building Manager, and oversees building and swimming pool maintenance, utilities and communications infrastructure, repairs and upgrades, and supervises 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. R e q u i re m e n t s : G o o d written and spoken English, independent, well organize, good computer and accounting skills.CV with photo and salary requirement to allott25@ hotmail.com

Accountant wanted for condominium project: 1 position available. Minimum 1 year experience. Computer skill – MS Excel, MS Word. English is a plus. Female. Must be able to work overtime. Maid wanted for sales office and showroom: 2 positions available. Female not older than 45.Hardworking with service mind. Messenger/ driver wanted: Male. Must have driver license for car and motorcycle. Must be able to work overtime and travel. Please call K. Passanee 081 293 3390 or send resume to passanee@ therivierapattaya.com Assistant to Condominium Manager Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested in working with property management. Job description: customer service to the condo community residents, property inspections of the common areas, b u i l d i n g ’s a c c o u n t i n g and more. Requirements: Good written and spoken English, independent, well organize, good computer and accountant skills. Experience is a plus. Salary according to skills. CV with photo to allott25@ hotmail.com

Urgent! Experienced Wa i t re 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 color. 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, 086-3836853

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Tips & Advice

Visa for Albania Q: I am a Thai woman with an English boyfriend. We want to visit Switzerland where my boyfriend works but would first like to visit Albania where a friend of his lives. Can you inform me of the visa regulations for a Thai visiting Albania? A: There is no Albanian embassy in Thailand, the nearest being in Kuala Lumpur. If you can obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa for Switzerland you can visit Albania without a separate visa. If not, you will need to visit Kuala Lumpur to obtain an Albanian tourist visa. The embassy there needs a lot of documentation and evidence–including itinerary and local contact. See their website for details. Issuing UK passport Q: I have heard that the British embassy in Bangkok is again issuing passports and that I no longer need to send my renewal documents to either London or Hong Kong. Is this correct? A: A new procedure was announced in March. You now need to apply personally in Bangkok at the newly opened Trendy Office Building on Sukhumvit Soi 11. You cannot apply by post nor use an agent to go on your behalf. You will need to visit Trendy a second time a few weeks later when your passport is returned to Trendy from UK. The whole process is now very bureaucratic, for example, you have to book your appointment at Trendy by email giving a choice of dates, so be sure to check the website carefully or hire somebody who understands the detail. Wanting to work Q: I need to change my tourist visa to non-immigrant so that I can apply for a work permit in Thailand. My friend recently received a non-immigrant visa to apply for a retirement

visa at Thai Immigration. But when I asked for the transfer I was told it was not possible. What’s the difference? A: Your friend and you wanted a nonimmigrant visa for quite different purposes. It is possible to change from tourist to nonimmigrant provided that you are applying for a retirement visa at the same time and with the proper documentation. You, on the other hand, are seeking a work permit and need a nonimmigrant “B” visa to start the process, which is as very different proposition. Some Thai embassies in Southeast Asia will award a “B” visa but will likely require substantial documentation. Going to the border Q: I am 49 and can’t obtain a retirement visa in Thailand until I am 50 which is three months away. My idea is to go three times to the Cambodian border and each time obtain 30 days on arrival, which is OK as I am a Brit. But somebody has told me that there is a limit on the number of times you can do that. I don’t want to risk my retirement visa later this year, so what’s the reality? A: Recently (May 2014) the Immigration Bureau curtailed the number of back-to-back land visa runs to just one. You could probably return by air and obtain 30 days at the airport twice. To be absolutely sure, visit a Thai embassy or consulate abroad and obtain a prior tourist or non-immigrant visa to see you through. After my death Q: I am 87, a US citizen, and in failing health. I am trying to put my affairs in order so that my Thai wife doesn’t run into too many problems. My question is whether she must report my death to Immigration whenever that proves to be necessary. A: There is no penalty if she doesn’t. But it’s sensible for her to go to the local Immigration Office with your passport and death certificate; they will keep copies and return the originals.

Puns for Educated Minds 1. A hole has been found in the nudistcamp wall. The police are looking into it. 2. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.' 3. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large. 4. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes. 5. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine. 6. A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boards an airplane. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.' 7. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.

One turns to the other and says, 'Dam!' 8. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too. 9. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says, 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.' 10. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a rootcanal? His goal: transcend dental medication. 11. There was the newspaper that published 10 puns with the hope that at least one of the puns would make readers laugh. No pun in ten did.

Snap Judgment Barbed Wire Tourism It is becoming increasingly easy to visit North Korea as a tourist. The state airline and travel operator, Kyoto, reports more and more planeloads of mostly Europeans booking package tours that begin in Beijing. That’s the first hassle–you need two visas, one for North Korea and one for China. It is one of many paradoxes that the Chinese visa application form is four times longer than the North Korean form. Several travel agencies in Thailand can easily fix you up with the necessary paperwork and permits, but it’s not dirt-cheap. Expect to pay at least US $2,000 just for a long weekend stay. The question is whether we should be going to Kim Jongun’s hermit kingdom with its appalling record of human rights, threatening behavior, and all the rest. Critics call the whole experience “barbed wire tourism,” but enthusiasts say that the constant trickle of overseas visitors will eventually transform North Korea’s citizens by bringing them into touch with more international perspectives. The argument is that North Korea will slowly behave in a more acceptable way if there is international contact. Some even argue that ordinary people will eventually get rid of their rulers after they have been exposed to western ideas long enough. These notions, in fact, are ridiculous. Tourists visiting Pyongyang or one or two other locations on the list are not allowed to mix freely with anybody and are escorted everywhere by experienced North Korean mentors who know how to play the game. If a foreign tourist is allowed to speak to a local, it is safe to bet your cotton socks that the meeting has been pre-arranged or approved by the authorities. Not to mention the language difficulty. Every year foreigners, including tourists, are allowed to join in the annual marathon. Try speaking English to someone who knows only Korean. Smiling and nodding won’t do much for political progress. All North Korean émigrés and escapees now living in South Korea seem to agree that another danger of foreign tourism is that visitors may soak up much of the state’s propaganda. Comments such as “life isn’t too bad there,” and “it’s a clean city and I never saw any starving people,” are often heard after foreigners have spent a long weekend in Pyongyang. Equally, people can only judge by what we see and not by what they are not shown. A few years ago, a British politician declared there was no prostitution in Pattaya. He also admitted he had spent most of his time in a five-star hotel and had ventured out only to Nong Nooch in a limousine which by-passed South Pattaya. The cash generated by North Korean tourism goes straight into the pockets of the regime where, presumably, it is available to fund research on nuclear weapons or to buy a luxurious lifestyle for the communist elite. The “dear leader” recently sent a team of investigators to find the very best cheeses for his table whilst the pizzas at his palatial residence are said to be the best in Asia. His collection of videos and DVDs is reported to be astounding and includes many classic movies no longer available commercially, according to Dennis Rodman, the retired basketball player who claims to be a chum of Kim Jong-un. Of course, there is a case for North Korea. The Korean peninsula war of 1950-53 ended in an armistice and not a peace treaty. There are thousands of US troops in South Korea who conduct military exercises on a regular basis. US nuclear warheads are known to be readily available in the region--if not actually in South Korea itself. North Korea is a buffer and client state for China, whose leaders certainly don’t want US forces at their border, which would happen if North Korea collapsed. It’s comforting to think that foreign tourism can soften North Korean political thinking, but it’s a total illusion. Foreign tourists poured into Germany in the late 1930s, especially for the 1936 Olympic Games. What effect did all this have on Adolf Hitler? None whatsoever. There are some curious defenses of tourism to North Korea. An American wrote recently and originally–by the way, not one that has been arrested at Pyongyang airport for anti-social behavior– that he wished to visit because the skiing was excellent and the slopes apparently unaffected by global warming. But the main reason people pay considerable sums to visit Pyongyang is likely that they can point to the stamps in their passport and boast to their friends back home that they have actually been there. That’s what the whole debate comes down to in one word: vanity!


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Recent Race Updates: 2014 F1 News: Spanish F1 Grand Prix: Hamilton beats Rosberg to Barcelona pole beating team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.168s in Barcelona. The race was held on May 11, 2014. Hamilton won flag to flag, beating his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and Red Bull Daniel Riccardo as they started on the grid. This was Hamilton’s 26th GP win and his 4th straight win in 2014. That gives Hamilton the F1 championship points lead. Upcoming Race: May 22-25 M onaco GP, Monte Carlo www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 NASCAR News: Racing Veteran of 20 years in NASCAR Jeff Gordon takes first win of season at Kansas Speedway on May 10, 2014. The win was Gordon's first since Martinsville Speedway last fall and it earned him a place in the record book as the first winner of a night race at the track. Gordon won his first-ever Sprint Cup race at Kansas back in 2001. Upcoming Races: May 17 Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) May 25 C harlotte Motor Speedway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 Indy Car News: The Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis held on May 10, 2014 featured an explosive crash at the start and went on to see more than its fair share of tough, brawling racing over the ensuring two hours. Simon Pagenaud came up with win to pip Ryan Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves to a historic first race on the road course race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pole Qualifying for the INDY 500 will be held on May 17-18 (To be broadcast on ABC Sports) Upcoming Race: 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: Marc Marquez adds another victory in Jerez on May 4 to his CV as he notches up yet another MotoGP success in Spain for his fourth race win in a row. Upcoming Race: May 18 France 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 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

Bad standing start for Inaugural Indy Grand Prix

Spanish F1 Grand Prix: Hamilton gets Barcelona pole www.thailandsuperseries.net Photo credit to Racing Spirit Bobby Brooks™ Follow me on Twitter: @racebobby

Thailand and Hong Kong dominate RS: One Asian Championships The RS: One Asian Championships, in Thailand for the first time, saw 21 racers from seven countries competing in the three-day event off Ocean Marina Yacht Club. The meet, conducted by the Top of the Gulf Regatta and the Windsurfing Association of Thailand (WATH), featured challenging competition in four divisions: Men, Espoir Men, Women, and Espoir Women. RS: One is an ISAFapproved one-design racing class by Neil Pryde. One sail, one board–everyone competing on the same equipment. Leading Thai racer in the Men's division was Natthaphong Phonoppharat, who started the first day with a run of first places that continued through the competition winning seven out of eight races – the last race being a fourth place finish and his drop race for the series. Second place went to fellow Thai racer Pattaradanai Jinin, who also won the Espoir Men crown, holding off the challenge from the sole

Sri Lankan racer, Chameera Gunawardena. Chameera was third in the Men's division and second in Espoir Men. Third place in the Men's Espoir went to Suttiphong Krowparkobkit from Thailand. In the Women's division, a unbeaten run of eight races secured the Asian crown for Hong Kong racer Sin Lam Sonia Lo, ahead of Thai Sarocha Prumprai (who also won Espoir Women) in second, and Wai Yan Ngai (also second in Espoir

Women) from Hong Kong in third. Third place in Espoir Women went July Hmwe from Myanmar--an upcoming windsurfing nation. Hong Kong and Thailand dominated this year’s event. The RS: One

class will continue its 2014 journey with the European Championships in Cesme (Turkey), the Asian Sailing Championships and Asian Games in Incheon (South Korea), the Asian Beach Games

in Phuket. The 2014 World Championships will be in Bintan (Indonesia) at the end of the year. For full results go to www. topofthegulfregatta.com/results. shtml.

Sandy confirms another season in Formula 3 and dominates Nurbürgring round Thai formula ace Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik will remain at the Formula 3 level another year to gain additional experience before moving up to the highly competitive GP2 level. He will retain the support of his sponsors and will continue with the Italian RP Motorsport squad in the recently renamed Euro Formula Open series, utilizing the Dallara Formula 3 chassis with Toyota supplied engines. The series specifications have been upgraded since last year with faster engines and tires. Phuket born Thai racer Stuvik showed his racing skills by dominating both wet and dry racing conditions for the season start of the EuroFormula Open at

Nurbürgring this weekend. The 19-year-old, constantly stayed amongst the fastest drivers during test sessions in wet and foggy conditions, showing his determination to be a force to be reckoned with for the 2014 season. During qualifying for first race, Stuvik kept catching other cars during his fast laps and needed to find a clear lap without overtaking in order to set the fastest time. In the end he would have to settle for P2, with only one good clear lap to set a representative time. In the season opening race, the Thai driver had to fend off several challengers in the first few corners, leaving the pole sitter an opportunity to open a lead on the first lap. Stuvik then gave chase through the race and in the end took the checkered flag only 2.9 seconds behind the Spanish racer Alex Palou. For the qualifying run at a sunny but cold Nurbürgring, Stuvik was unbeatable and set his fastest time in the middle of the session and again repeated the same fastest time in the end of the hard fought session. The Thai driver took his pole position with a time of

1:51:923, almost 4 tenths faster than the second placed driver. The 21 Formula 3 cars saw the red lights go out for the second race at noon and a jumpstarting car immediately shot past Stuvik to take the lead, however in the second chicane on the first lap, Stuvik overtook to regain the lead and started immediately pulling away from the other cars. Palou managed to move from 6th to 2nd in the start and gave the Thai driver a chase, but a mid race mistake from the Spaniard saw Stuvik pulling away with a huge lead. By the checkered flag, Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik had built a lead gap of 10.6 seconds for a dominant victory at the German circuit. After the race, Sandy said, “For the qualifying session I was determined to push to the maximum for a pole position and I felt all the hard

training paid off when I got back up to the front again. In the race I felt I had a good start and was surprised to see Igor Urien flying past me into the first corner, however in the second chicane I saw an opportunity to pass him around the outside and after that I felt I could control the race pace. It was a fantastic feeling to be back on top of the podium again and hear the Thai National Anthem played in Germany”. With a 2nd and a 1st place from the two season opening races, Stuvik takes a commanding lead in the championship with 44 points, with his teammate, Polish driver Arthur Janosz in second with 30 points and Alex Palou from Spain in 3rd with 27 points. The next round of the EuroFormula open Championship will run in Algarve’s Portimao Circuit on 7-8 June 2014.


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Tips & Advice QUICK TIP See what you’re missing. Don a pair of eyeglasses when washing tableware. You may be amazed to see how much cleaner your china, silverware, pots and pans turn out. Proper lighting over the sink also helps you to spot spots…and stains. The combination of glasses plus improved lighting will help you see what otherwise may easily be overlooked by the naked eye--all the more so as we age. Rub-A Duck Dear Andy, Can you tell me please how I can remove things that are stuck on with silicon? I have three flying ducks which I would like to take with me when I move. I always read your article first, which I love. Trudy (Hilda Ogden) As you probably already learned, Trudy, removing silicon adhesive is not easy. It requires time, solvent, and elbow grease. Check hardware and home improvement stores for SiliconBe-Gone or another brand of solvent made specifically to remove silicon. As an option, you can use acetone, mineral spirits, or denatured (NOT isopropyl) alcohol. You also will need a scraper or a sharp knife. To begin with, wear rubber gloves to avoid skin damage. Apply the solvent to the entire silicon surface (or to as much of the adhesive as is accessible). Wait a couple hours if you use Silicon-Be-Gone or similar products, but twice as long if you use alcohol, acetone, or mineral spirits. (You may remove the gloves while waiting.) When you determine that the adhesive has softened, use the scraper or knife to carefully rub away the silicon. Take your time to avoid damaging the ducks or the surface to which they are attached. If you cannot scrape away all of the silicon adhesive on your first attempt, reapply whatever solvent you are using; wait several hours, then scrape again until it is all removed. Blunt Question Andy, can you give me some advice on sharpening knives? Back home a peddler came around every month or so and sharpened our blunt knives,

but I have not seen any such service in Pattaya. Or do you think I should just buy knives that never need to be sharpened? Gerald The easiest and best way to sharpen your blades, Gerald, is with a whetstone, sold at most markets and home improvement stores here. Place the dry whetstone (contrary to what its name might imply) course side up on a flat surface (preferably on a wet towel over a cutting board or countertop). The wet towel will help prevent the stone from sliding. Grasp the knife by the handle and hold the edge against the stone at a very slight angle—almost flush against the stone. Using only moderate pressure, slide the blade forward and across the whetstone, covering the entire length of the blade. After a dozen strokes of the blade—all in the same direction, either front-toback or back-to front, turn the knife over and repeat on the other side of the blade. Now turn the stone over to the fine-grit side and repeat the process another dozen times per side. If you have a sharpening steel, use it to hone the blade before rinsing and drying your knife. As to those knives that never need sharpening, don’t believe all you see advertised; all blades become blunt with repeated use. Washer Weary We have many problems with our clothes washer and hope maybe you can tell us how what we can do to avoid them. Nid Good question, Nid, but specific details would help. For now I would simply point you to the most common

oversight: maintenance. Routine maintenance can help prevent all manner of problems while making your washer operate more efficiently. If you have a dedicated faucet that supplies water to the machine, make a habit of closing and reopening the faucet every week or two so that the faucets don’t bind up. Otherwise, you may not be able to close the faucets when needed, or they may leak at intermediate positions. Also, inspect your fill hoses for weak spots or bubbles and replace poor and worn hoses as necessary. Every year or two, replace the washers inside the hose ends. Better yet, use braided, highpressure hoses as fill hoses. Check often for dirt and sand buildup on the screens in the fill valves onto which the hoses attach; clean the screens as necessary. And don’t forget to periodically clean the washing machine’s lint filter—at least once a month. Odor Eater Our under-sink water heater recently sprang a leak that we didn’t detect for several days, Andy. Water flowed into the cabinets under the sink and just sat there until we noticed it dripping onto the floor. We’ve had the leak fixed, but the odor remains. It smells like an old, neglected house. Any tips on getting rid of the stench? Dawn Begin by airing out the cabinets real well, Dawn. Aim a fan into the cabinets and blow out the odors as much as possible for a few hours or longer and ensure that the wood is totally dry. Then sprinkle baking soda throughout the affected surfaces and allow it to remain for a day or so. Baking soda will absorb the odors.

Garbage In… Now we buy house have garbage disposer in kitchen sink but never have before and sometime have problem. How we can do? Gae and Lek Garbage disposal units are still not common in Thailand, but are found more and more in newer kitchens. They are a great convenience when they're working right and smelling good. When they're not, there are some things you can do. To help maintain water flow through the disposal, always turn the water on before you start the disposal; turn the water off only after the unit has stopped. To really get things flowing, start the disposal and feed it a healthy dose of old ice cubes. To improve both odor control and water flow, feed all leftover lime peels into the disposal. If the disposal hums but won't turn, it's probably jammed. Simply turn it off, stick an Allen wrench in the fitting at the bottom center of the shaft, and turn it back and forth until it begins to rotate all the way around. If you must manually clear the grinder in the sink, use tongs-not your fingers--to pick out the jamming material; be careful. Finally, if the disposal doesn't hum when you turn it on, its internal overload protection may have been tripped. Look at the bottom of the disposal for a reset button. With the power off, at least at the switch, push and release that button, then turn on the power again. Signs of Our Times Seen during a conference: For anyone who has children and doesn't know it, there is a Day Care Center on the 1st floor --Handy Andy


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Our Community Sporting heroes by Derek Franklin Think of Thailand’s medal history at the summer Olympic Games and there are two sports that the Kingdom has done better in than any other sports: boxing and weightlifting.

It was at the Beijing 2008 Games that Somjit Jongjohor won a gold medal in the Flyweight division, while Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon, who apart from having the longest name of any Olympic champion, lifted her way to a gold medal in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting competition. They returned to Thailand as superstars, and while Somjit moved into the world of entertainment and became a well known actor, Prapawadee joined the armed forces. Both became brand ambassadors for Siam Sport, Thailand’s largest sports media company. Both came to the Father Ray Foundation to donate sporting equipment to the students at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities, where they met the children and students from projects managed by the Father Ray Foundation. They were entertained with a traditional dance routine

from the young girls; special needs children hosted a magic show, and boys from the Children’s Home demonstrated Muay Thai. Prapawadee was happy to meet a fellow weightlifter, Prakit Thongsang, a wheelchair user who has traveled the world representing the Kingdom and bringing home a large haul of medals.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the children and students to meet two professional athletes, and to hear from two ordinary people whose hard work and dedication has earned them rewards within reach of everyone. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@frray.org

Help bring Green Pattaya forward A successful cleaning by Green Pattaya Another successful cleaning outside the Royal Cliff Garden Condominium and the Sheraton Pattaya Resort by Green Pattaya earlier this month was the 17th cleaning in 13 months. Ditches were full of garbage left behind from vans and buses parking in the area. A core team of Green Pattaya volunteers gathered 20 bags of plastic, preventing it from reaching the sea where, eventually, it would be eaten by fish that in turn would be eaten by tourists and residents. The area is now clean, but for how long? This is the third time Green Pattaya cleaned this area. Green Pattaya needs help from the community The Kamala Green Club in Phuket had another successful meeting in April, with two dozen hotel and other entrepreneurs meeting up to help clean the beaches on different dates and locations. They also have two full-time cleaners working the beaches and the tourist areas every day. Surely this is something many real estate, hotel and other tourist-dependent companies could do. Green Pattaya needs the local business community’s help to push the tide of garbage back. In places like Rayong and Bang Saray, the beaches are laden with rubbish. Pattaya must act soon to preclude a similar fate. With the

construction of new hotels, properties, and tourist attractions, the waste is growing ever quicker and soon the garbage will create health risks. Small private garbage dumps are growing inside the city and are a direct threat to nearby residents. Can you imagine trying to sell a property next to a garbage dump? The major sponsors of Green Pattaya are charities and a handful of businesses. However, each cleaning in Pattaya is covered by all the English language media and some Russian media. Surely, the city fathers understand the importance of a green and clean Pattaya that will cost them almost nothing. Green Pattaya’s budget is around 1000 baht, collecting 2000 kg of rubbish each month, with the help of volunteers and City Hall. With your help we can have a team of dedicated cleaners on a daily basis, and it will only cost you a few hundred baht a month. Have your human resources manager and public relations director contact Green Pattaya. We will arrange a date and place when representatives of your company can participate in cleaning up our city. We also can inform you about sponsor packages and how your company can help Pattaya stay green. Green Pattaya welcomes private sponsors as well, and we encourage schools to participate, while educating students about a green Pattaya. The next cleaning is Sunday morning

(May 17), 10 until noon at Wongamat Beach, Naklua Soi 18. We will gather at the seafood restaurant on the beach. The subsequent cleaning day is June 8, World Oceans Day. Companies and individuals are invited to pick a beach and clean it in a massive cleaning initiative. For more information go to www. facebook.com/GreenPattaya.

He is heavy, but he’s my son by Derek Franklin

Every day of Man’s short life he has been carried by his father. For 18 years his father has carried him to the bathroom, carried him to school, carried him when the family went to eat and recently carried him to the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities to register for the new school year. He came to enroll at the vocational school here in Pattaya as he no longer wants to be a burden on his family. He wants to be independent, learn new skills, find a job and earn money to help take care of himself and his parents. Man was just one of more

than 70 young adults, all with varying degrees of ability, who registered at the school. For two years Man, together with the new students, will be trained in a variety of courses: English, Electronic Repair, and Information Systems. There also is an elementary course for those who have not finished Grade 6. Unlike similar vocational education institutes throughout the country, at the Pattaya school there is no fee to the students or their families. The education, accommodation,

medical assistance and three meals a day are all free. At the end of two years, each student is guaranteed a job. What was the first thing Man received free when he arrived at the school? A new

wheelchair. He is now on the road to independence; in two years time he will wear his graduation gown with pride. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org


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Youth Focus

Sugar high - Say No to sugar by Ayesha Rahman

We live in a sweet world. An average child consumes 20 teaspoons more sugar per day than he or she did in the

1970s. You know that too much sugar isn’t good for you, but did you know it could be toxic? The high one gets after

consuming large amounts of sugar is called a "sugar rush," which can cause twitches, spasms, and hyper-excitability in children. Sugar highs do not last very long and leave a child feeling drained afterwards. Some of the sugar we consume comes from foods we might expect—candy, soda, and cookies. But much of the sugar that we eat is hidden. Some pasta sauces, crackers, and even brands of ketchup have large amounts of sugar. Cutting sugar out of children’s diets altogether may be difficult. But making the effort to control our child’s sugar cravings will provide for a truly sweeter future. People worldwide are trying to thwart childhood obesity and sugar consumption. Fried food has disappeared from many cafeteria menus. Whole-

wheat bread has replaced white bread. Water and lowfat milk have replaced sugary beverages such as fruit punch, sports drinks, and soda. Many households have also banned junk food and now require healthier snack options in their kitchens. These efforts, both at home and in school, are slowly putting kids on the right track for healthy eating. Starting in 2015, there won't be any candy, sugary-

cereal or fast-food commercials aimed at kids. The Walt Disney Company has become the first major media company to ban ads for junk food and sugary drinks on its TV channels. It hopes this will stop kids from making poor food choices. Parents are the most important influence in a child's life. Preparing healthy meals daily and encouraging physical activity are two things you can do to share your

value for healthy living with your children. It is important to offer foods from all five food groups and let your child decide how much to eat at each meal. Consistently teaching them to listen to their own feelings of hunger and fullness will empower them to eat appropriately. Ayesha Rahman teaches kindergarten at Mooltripakdee International School.

GIS bids farewell to oldest students

by Mark Beales

Garden International School (GIS) held a whole school assembly to say farewell to its oldest students. Students in Year 13 are studying for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and their final official

day at school was on April 25. The IB2 group (those in their second and final IB year) were given a surprise whole school assembly so everyone could say goodbye and wish them well. The IB2 group–the largest ever at GIS–was given a

It's a small world at Mini Siam by Mark Beales Year 1 students from Garden International School (GIS) in Ban Chang took a trip around the world during their visit to Mini Siam. They completed their unit on ‘Our Wonderful World’ by looking at a range of well-known buildings. Students played music in Vienna, made wishes in the Trevi fountain in Rome, played under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and walked like Egyptians by the pyramids.

huge welcome by students and teachers into the Main Hall, where their younger brothers and sisters performed a song, and they viewed video messages from teachers. GIS is based in Ban Chang. For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com


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You & Your Pets Train My Dog - How to House Train Your Dog House training your dog can be achieved surprisingly quickly if you follow a few simple steps and take the time to be consistent. Make sure to give your dog a routine. Always take him outside first thing in the morning, straight after meals and just before bedtime, these times are crucial. Also take your dog outside every two hours, every one hour for puppies; this ensures that the message is repetitive as to where you want him to go. Routine works well with dogs, it serves two purposes, it reinforces where you expect them to go and also helps to establish you as their pack leader. Accidents will happen, do not under any circumstances chastise your dog for this. You will only succeed in confusing him and breaching the bond

between you. Make no fuss and clean up in silence. However hard you may find this. Some think it is a good idea to lay paper down close to door.

I personally have never been a great fan of this idea. I think this sends a mixed message to your dog. If you want to go outside make the effort to take him outside regularly. If you lay paper down you are saying I want you to go outside but here is also OK. A mixed message that will confuse your dog. Punishment following an accident will certainly set the toilet-training process back and may well lead to behavioral problems further down the line. Accidents are not a personal attack on you. Keep a watchful eye on your dog, do not expect him to tell you when he needs to go outside. Do not let your dog wander all around the house unsupervised, watch for your dog's excessive sniffing or circling, if you notice this take him out immediately. Successful toilet training for your dog depends on your good timing so the more effort you make the quicker your dog will get the message as to where it is you expect him to go. Dogs like to have a routine, they respond well to it, they are

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/

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also keen to please. If you set them up to succeed and fulfill your end of the bargain you will be amazed at how quickly your dog responds. In this article we have covered some of the basics things you can do to house train your dog, whether a puppy or an adult dog. Remember the dog doesn't know where it is expected to go, that is your job to make that clear. When you take on a dog you take on a huge amount of responsibility. Be your dog’s pack leader and your dog will reward you with unconditional love, affection and respect for life. Take a little time, be patient with your dog, and your dog will be clean very quickly. House training or toilet training your dog is just one aspect of having a well trained, relaxed and balanced dog. It is amazing how many people tolerate a dog chewing up the house, constantly barking or pulling them down the street on the lead. Pet article courtesy of http:// pet-articles.blogspot.com.

Going to the Dogs...

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. –Josh Billings

The eyes of a horse are larger than those of most other animals, and they can move independently, giving the horse a shallow panoramic vision. Because its lenses are inflexible, a horse will focus on an image by moving its head to direct light rays to the central part of the retina. Unlike dogs, horses can see in color.

Cats for You in Pattaya

This fine ginger boy had a very bad time. A few months ago he survived being hit by a car but had a broken jaw and sadly lost an eye. He also has the FELV virus which means that he cannot mix with other cats. However he is a most friendly and loving puss and is expected to live a long and normal life with regular checkups.

Batman

This tiny little chap was found abandoned on an apartment block roof in Sri Racha by a Swedish couple who were on holiday here. They rescued him and got some milk into his empty tummy before calling us to see if we could help. He is now growing up fast and hopefully by the time you read this article will be ready to go to a new home.

Beauty

This lovely mum has done a wonderful job bringing up her 5 babies, most of whom have now found new homes. So now it is her turn. She is a very friendly soul and will make someone a perfect companion. Her hobbies are eating and raising her lovely family and she will be missed here when she goes to her furr-ever home!!

Delilah

This little one is the last of Beauty's babies. Four of her siblings have now gone to new homes and she is now waiting excitedly to be chosen by one of you readers out there! She was a little sad for a few days after her last brother Sampson went to his new home, but she is now back to her naughty wee self and is at this moment tearing about the place like a whirlwind.

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

If your cat happens to ignore its litter box and instead elects to urinate in a favorite corner of your home, put a quick stop to such behavior by putting the food dish in that corner. Cats are usually fastidious about their environment, but once a spot has "that smell,” they will forever see that spot as "the place to go." However, if you change the purpose of that location, it will change the cat’s behavior. Clean up and deodorize the soiled area, and then put their food there.

Dr. Roberta Peters is the author of three informative and entertaining books about household pets. They include Our Amazing Cats, and Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2, now available from Amazon Books and at www.ouramazingcats.com. Even more recently she has penned a compelling book on our canine friends, Our Amazing Dogs. To download ebook versions of any or all three books (only about 200 baht each), go to http://youniquesolutions. com/3Books.html. Dr. Peters also publishes a free newsletter, The Kitty Times. To subscribe, go to: http://www.theproblemcat.com.


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Games

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Solution Issue 16

Brain Tester 1. In which Italian city was the 1990 England vs West Germany semi-final world cup? 2. In which town do the characters live in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 3. Whose catchphrase was “I wanna tell you a story”? 4. At which London location did Elton John first sing Candle in the Wind 1997? 5. Who along with Michael Jackson wrote “We are the World” for USA for Africa? 6. In football who won his 100th Scottish cap in March 1986? 7. In which musical did Marlon Brando play Sky Masterson? 8. Which Chaplin movie did Brando make in 1967? 9. Who first played Simon Templar on TV? 10. In whose reign was the 2011 movie Ironside set?

11. Which sea disaster did Bruce Ismay survive? 12. On which island does Haiti lie? 13. Which English king immediately followed Henry the Sixth? 14. Which Nazi leader at Nuremburg was condemned to death in his absence? 15. In which century did Louis the Fourteenth die? 16. Who scored the winning goal in the final of Euro 2008? 17. Which Greek island mostly formed the location for Mamma Mia? 18. Which sea battle doomed Antony and Cleopatra? 19. Which British skater won gold at the 1980 Olympics? 20. What was the occupation of Indiana Jones?

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