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British Expats Await Health Decision

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, an academic teaching NHS Foundation Trust which operates hospitals in Norfolk, England

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ritish passport holders residing in Thailand and some other countries are holding their breath to see if they can use the National Health Service (NHS) if they return to UK. At the moment, they lose the right to free healthcare even if they have paid national insurance contributions all their working life.

But a governmentsponsored public inquiry last year came up with the recommendation that expats should be able to take advantage of NHS facilities, long or short term, provided they paid at least seven years national insurance during their working life. According to Tax-News, an online forum, the basic

recommendation has been accepted by the government, but the minimum number of contributions has not yet been determined. Final details are expected later this year. The new discretion seems to fly in the face of other developments which have worsened the plight of expats. In Thailand and most other countries,

the British old age pension is frozen and not increased in line with UK inflation. It was even mooted last month that expats might even lose the personal allowance to reduce their UK tax payments – though the government stressed this was no more than a suggestion at present. Continued on page 4


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News Horse gamblers arrested Having heard about illegal online gambling in a Central Pattaya bar, a farang working undercover for Pattaya Police used marked money to place several bets on Australian horse races shown on TV. Seven foreigners, mostly Australian, were arrested and fined before being discharged from the police station. The Thai bar owner escaped. Some of those arrested said they had been gambling on foreign races for a long time and claimed to not know they were breaking the law.

Beach Road thief arrested

Two Brits robbed in hotel

An unemployed man recently released from jail was again arrested by Pattaya Police near Beach Road. Twenty-nine-year-old Samrit Yingnok, previously jailed on narcotics charges, reportedly followed his victim, Utsanee Udomsri, 41, before hitting the man on the head and snatching his bag. Police recovered the bag which contained only 140 baht and some documents. Several victims had earlier reported having been hit and robbed by the same thief.

Fifty thousand baht was stolen from the safe of a British tourist who found his hotel room tossed upon his return. The thief also stole Norman Nenneth’s mobile phone. Investigators told the 63-year-old visitor that they believed it was an inside job since a window had been broken and a pair of sandals (presumably belonging to the burglar) left on the floor. Later the same day, another British tourist, Tom Young, 51, reported that his room also had been burglarized and 4,000 baht stolen. Police are interviewing hotel staff.

10,000 baht to avoid charges

Fifteen sounds like fifty to willing lady

An elderly Israeli man, Eli Mansnar, vigorously refuted claims that he had molested a 16-year-old girl in his apartment. The girl, daughter of Mansnar’s cook-housekeeper, said she was left in the Pratumnak Hill apartment while her mother went to a local convenience store. During her mother’s absence, the girl alleged, the 79-year-old man accosted her, prompting her to flee the room screaming. Not true, claimed Mansnar, who told police that the duo had come to his flat asking for a 10,000-baht loan. He said he did not have 10,000 baht, whereupon the mother left the premises and the girl removed her blouse. At the police station, the hapless Israeli agreed to pay the mother 10,000 baht to avoid having to go to court.

Korean tourist Haeyeol Ju was slightly injured as a result of a misunderstanding involving a sexual tryst. Meruwan Matil, 27, said the man she met on the street offered her “50,000 baht” for sex. At the hotel, however, her customer said he had promised “15,000 baht,” attributing the misunderstanding to a language problem. The incensed woman phoned three male friends who visited the tourist demanding full settlement to avoid further violence. Police refused to get involved except to advise Haeyeol to seek medical attention.

Nigerian murdered Reeking corpse

found in condo

Police seek to interview Nigerian Nmamaka Onwuhafua, 31, on the heels of the murder of his roommate, fellow Nigerian Jude Chukwu, 32. Chukwu died of brain injuries following a violent attack in his rented house on Soi Khao Talo, where investigators found overturned furniture and smashed beer bottles. On the night of the murder, two Thai women reportedly had been in the house and left when the two Nigerians began arguing--a frequent household occurrence, according to neighbors.

Odors emanating from a unit in the Fly Bird Condo in South Pattaya caught the attention of a security guard who entered the room and found the remains of a 50-year-old man, Panupong Yongyut, who apparently had suffered a heart attack about a week earlier. Police reported no signs of a struggle and that nothing in the room had been disturbed. The security guard said he became suspicious because Panupong usually had his TV on, but for several days there had been no signs of life. The victim had formerly lived in the condo with his wife and child but, according to neighbors, they had not been seen in the condo for months.


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News British Expats Await Health Decision Continued from page 1

The matter of whether British expats will soon enjoy canceled health benefits if they return to UK is being especially watched in Thailand which has a large number of elderly Brits. Many of them arrived here when the pound was much stronger and Thai hospital bills have increased substantially, especially in the private sector. An allied problem is that many expats find that their age or pre-existing medical conditions prevent them from purchasing local or

international insurance. Even those with insurance find that the sharp rises in annual premiums, especially for those in their seventies, force cancellation sooner rather than later. A spokesman for a leading insurer told Pattaya Today, “This move in UK to relax the eligibility rules will come as a great relief to many British expats, especially as they get older. Although Thai hospital costs are still cheap by worldwide standards, a stay in hospital of a week can still

cost one million baht or even more if new technology is substantially involved.” The British government has announced that some of the extra costs can be recouped by requiring that immigrants to UK, both inside and outside the European Union, to make financial contributions to the NHS before accessing any services. At present anyone who is “ordinarily resident” in UK can claim NHS treatment, a category which appears to cover some health tourists and recent immigrant arrivals.

Thailand seed hub of ASEAN

Rajamangala University of Technology and the Seed Association of Thailand promoted the country’s seed industry during a conference at Grand Jomtien Palace Hotel. Dr Sint Punpinij, university president, said Thailand’s seed exports already is a flourishing industry--number one in ASEAN--which means it is a regional hub in this sector.

Amazing TAT targets Europe, Middle East As tourist numbers continue to decline, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to focus new marketing campaigns on Europeans and Middle Easterners. “During the beginning of this year, Thailand faced several volatile factors including the ongoing domestic political situation, but we are pleased to see that the overall European market remained strong and positive although the Middle East market turned quite stagnant,” said Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT governor. “Given the results, we recognize the need for us to be even more proactive in our strategies and

activities to make sure that Thailand remains a must-visit destination among travelers from these two markets, as well as other markets. “To attract more visitors from Europe, TAT will join hands with airlines and tour operators in launching special promotional tour packages as well as cooperate with online travel agents in introducing tactical campaigns via digital platforms. Also, we will be staging Amazing Thailand road shows in various European countries as well as expanding the Thailand Fan Club network through a range of proactive customer

relationships management activities.” Among key factors seen reducing tourism from the Middle East--besides the Kingdom’s ongoing political situation--is the new policy that allows Arabs to enter Europe without a Schengen visa. Travel time from the Middle East to Europe and to Thailand is approximately the same. To lure more visitors from the Middle East, TAT will partner with Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways for familiarization trips for media and travel agency representatives in the Gulf countries.

Honda Jazz introduced here Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has launched the “all-new Honda Jazz” seeking to redefine the 5-door hatchback and appeal to the Me Generation (those born in the closing three decades of the last century). The sporty new Jazz has been redesigned front to rear, including a spacious interior and comfortable cabin. It can be used for multi-utility with the Ultra Seat, which is an outstanding specification for its adjustable seats. It’s powered by a 117-horsepower, 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, which is E85 compatible, that works with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. It is also equipped with an Eco Assist system to save fuel. Offering advanced multi-function with smart technology and full safety standards, the new Honda Jazz is priced from 555,000 to 754,000 baht. It’s available in yellow pearl and blue metallic.

ASEAN goals outlined Poverty eradication, inequality, universal health care and disaster management will be ASEAN’s development goals as the 10-nation free-trade launches in 2016, representatives were told at a conference hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Royal Cliff Hotel.

Curfew hours relaxed In a move clearly designed to please the tourist industry, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the post coup military authority, has changed the curfew hours nationwide. The curfew now begins at midnight and ends at 4 a.m., rather than 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Bars, clubs and restaurants in Pattaya and throughout Thailand must now close before midnight rather than two hours earlier. A spokesman for the Walking Street Collective in South Pattaya said the retiming was essential as commercial businesses had suffered because of the draconian restrictions. A major concern was that foreign tourists were cancelling their holidays in hotspot resorts such as Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. “Midnight is not ideal but it is okay in view of the emergency situation in the country,” said the spokesman. “After all, even the bars in Cambodia tend to close around 1 a.m. and some earlier. Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville are not late party towns.” The NCPO confirmed that the security situation across the country warranted the improvement in the curfew hours. However, military authorities are stressing that people must be off the streets by midnight as the security crackdown against coup dissidents continues. In practice, therefore, bars will likely close not later than 11:30 p.m. to give customers and employees ample time to reach their hotels and homes before midnight. The only people allowed to be in public areas after midnight will be curfew enforcers, shift workers, and emergency service personnel. Foreigners and Thais may still travel to Thai airports 24 hours a day but must be ready to show passports and confirmed air tickets if

Naval prison celebrates anniversary Lieutenant Colonel Su t h i c h o k Ta w e e w o n g , commander of Sattahip Naval Corrections Center, hosted the institution’s 82nd anniversary. The center was built in 1922 as a temporary prison to house 200 prisoners, mostly civilians. It is now a permanent structure orientated towards mental and physical health issues and vocational skills.

their vehicles are stopped during curfew hours. Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang and other Thai airports are said to be working normally, but travelers are advised to allow extra time to ensure they catch their flight. In other respects, the military coup of May 22 has had little effect on Pattaya. However, a group of about 30 anti-coup demonstrators on Jomtien beach last weekend dispersed peaceably after about an hour without formal intervention. Under the NCPO regulations, political gatherings of more than five people are banned; those disobeying the order are threatened with appearing before a special martial law court. Hoteliers say that bookings are down by about 20 percent, but prospects for increased tourist numbers are good provided that the NCPO can maintain peace on the streets and continue to reduce the inconveniences of martial law for locals and foreigners alike. Real estate companies say the impact of the coup has been limited as most Thais and international investors buying property are aware that the political situation was tense prior to the coup. Most foreign embassies in Bangkok are not advising their nationals to boycott Thailand but to be watchful and avoid trouble spots. Similar advice was frequently provided during Thailand’s troubled political history over the past five years. British tourist Jason Marsh, 26, summed up the opinion of many vacationers, “The coup is not really an issue for my friends and me. We want to enjoy ourselves in a safe and secure environment. If the military junta can achieve that, then Thailand will soon be booming again.”


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Tulip Group expands marketing and sales Tulip Group has appointed Worawaranch Tharataphisawas as senior marketing and communications manager for its real estate and corporate marketing departments. Tharataphisawas and her team will be responsible for Tulip Group brand positioning and market analysis for all current and future projects. Tharataphisawas holds master’s degrees in Advertising & Marketing from the University of Leeds (UK) and International Relations from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Jason Payne, Tulip Group vice president, said Tharataphisawas “brings great experience with her and this experience will be invaluable to Tulip Group in promoting our projects and developing our corporate image. Going forward she will join me and my team to strategically plan future properties that are suitable for the market

conditions and maximize opportunities for the group.” At the same time, Tulip Group announced that Primrata Tungateja has been promoted to sales director, heading up local and international sales departments. Tungateja holds a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Sunderland (UK) and bachelor’s degree in international business from Shinawatra International University. “The appointments and promotions of top-quality Thai individuals like Tungateja and Tharataphisawas, shows our commitment and drive to have the very best people controlling Tulip Group operations and move Tulip Group to the next level,” continued Payne. Tulip Group owns and develops luxury condominiums and hotels in Pattaya. It now has five condominium projects and six upscale hotels under construction, working

Worawaranch Tharataphisawas and Jason Payne

with local and international hotel operators such as Centara Hotels & Resorts, Accor, Golden Tulip Hotels, and Red Sea Group. The company plans to expand its

portfolio to add a further five hotels, and talks are ongoing for a luxury condominium on Wongamat beach and a branded residence in Bangkok.

Asia Books Mid-Year Sale promotion Asia Books invites all readers to the Mid-Year Sale promotion, which runs from now until July 15, 2014 and features a massive selection of new books and a bonus lucky dip with member privileges. When choosing titles from a selected range of books, customers will receive one, two and five lucky dips for 1,500baht, 2,500-baht and 6,000-baht purchases, respectively. More privileges for Asia Books members include an extra dip and more points in line with the promotion’s terms and conditions. For more information call 02-251-8571.

Royal College of Physicians meets at PEACH

Nong Nooch takes the gold

For the fifth consecutive year, Nong Nooch Gardens won a gold medal at the UK’s Chelsea Flower Show. This year Nong Nooch’s flower arranging was under the theme of ‘Thailand Our Pride and Our Monarch Our Cultural Heritage’.

More than 1,000 members of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand (RCPT) gathered for the 30th annual meeting at Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH). This year’s conference theme, “From Bench to Bedside and Beyond,” looked at the application of knowledge to practice as advancements in medical science impact clinical practices. The event included workshops, plenary sessions, case seminars, and dinner symposiums. A Meet the Experts session as well as landmark studies of breakthroughs in internal medicine and its sub specialties proved popular with participants. Throughout the three-day event, the huge exhibit halls, lobbies and meeting rooms of PEACH were filled with impressive exhibitions from various pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment and supply manufacturers. The meeting brought together medical professionals from all over Thailand who also took part in an annual convocation ceremony as well as a presentation of the honorific distinguished internist’s awards.


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News Makro opens in North Pattaya A new Makro food branch has opened on Pattaya Nua, representing the fifth Makro in Thailand. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh was on hand for the formal opening by T h i t i k a n Po o l s a w a t , general manager of the new branch. Thitikan noted that Makro’s expansion in Pattaya reflects the city’s growing popularity as a tourist, expat and commercial center on the Eastern Seaboard. The 2,800-sqm store is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Aerobics competition at Tesco

“Healthy Life with Tesco Lotus” was the theme of the fifth annual aerobics contest for people 10 years and older living in the central and eastern provinces. Following preliminary rounds,

finals will be at Thammasat University June 29. The winner will receive a trophy from privy councilor and General Prem Tinsulanonda.

Centara receives seven awards

Dr. Sombat Kuruphan (center), deputy minister of Tourism and Sports, presented Thailand Tourism Standard 2014-2016 certifications to seven properties within the Centara Hotels & Resorts group. Thirakiati Chirathivat (fourth from left), vice president for procurement at Centara Hotels & Resorts, accepted the plaque along with other company executives and general managers including (left to right) Nisara Khamphong, public relations manager, Centara Grand at CentralWorld; Nattasiri Jianurankul, corporate marketing communications manager; Michel Horn, corporate vice president, operations; Thirakiati; Sombat; Kanokros Sakdanares, corporate director of marketing communications; Andre Brulhart, general manager, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok; Robert MaurerLoeffler, general manager, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, and Pradappron Chantaworaluck, public relations manager, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Properties cited included Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld; Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok; Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin; Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui; Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi; Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak, and Centara Hotel Hat Yai.

Sophon Cable thanks viewers Tourist guides

receive training

Ronnakit Ekasingh, Pattaya deputy mayor, and Chanyut Hengtrakul, Sophon Cable chief executive, hosted Thank You Come Back Again for Sophon subscribers. The event at Central

Festival Pattaya Beach presented 1.3 million baht in gifts, including a Honda car, a motorbike, and holidays in Japan. Next year the event will award 3.3 million baht in prizes that may include a home.

Disarming power saw Life is a real drag

A craftsman momentarily lost control of a power saw and nearly lost his arm when the rotating blade ripped into him. Sawangboriboon volunteers rushed to the aid of 37-year-old Ruechai Sukaksorn who had been sawing wood in a Soi Buakhao bar. He was taken to Banglamung Hospital.

A 65-year-old man was arrested one month after having an argument with a taxi driver and stealing his vehicle. Entering the room of the alleged thief, Manno Srisaman, police found a large quantity of female clothing, including underwear. The accused told police he had been cross-dressing since the age of 15 as he did not feel comfortable in men’s attire; he stressed that none of the clothing had been stolen.

Some 100 tourist guides were provided with instruction on customer care at the A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya. Thida Chongkongkiat, director of bureau of tourism business and guide registration, said that the training emphasized anticipating travelers’ needs and reducing the scope for complaints when visiting tourist attractions.

Transvestite drug dealer arrested

Acting on a tip, police plucked an 18-year-old transvestite, Alongkorn Saengsan, from a suspicious-looking gaggle of katoey on Thepprasit Road. The teen immediately confessed to selling drugs and identified his source merely as a man named Sun who wore a black hat. That was enough information for investigators to locate and arrest Sun and confiscate his stash of crystal meth.


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News New BHP Clinic opens on Sukhumvit

HORSESHOE POINT PATTAYA “SUMMER RANCH DAY ACTIVITIES” Come and join in the fun at our Summer Ranch Days at Horseshoe Point Pattaya. These fun days are created for children between 5yrs onwards who have either never ridden or have some riding experience. This programme is designed for children who may lack in confidence or have issues in areas of learning/strength/speech/motor skills all of which gain from the therapy given by equine activities. Our riding therapists have based the fun days on pony club games with learning and lots of fun. Care will be taken to keep your child safe in this happy environment. Dates: Book now as limited spaces THB2,000 (cash only) per person 1 full day Monday’s July 7th/14th/21st/28th August 4th/11th/18th/25th Friday’s July 11th/18th/25th August 1st/8th/15th/22nd/29th

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome was on hand for the opening of the clinic on Sukhumvit near South Pattaya Road. It’s the third branch of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. Standard facilities and services are provided, though on a smaller scale

and at lower fees. By 2016 the 650-million-baht clinic will be a full-service hospital on nine rai, with 200 beds, qualified physicians in every field of medicine, and state-of-the-art technology.

YWCA donates to Pattaya prison During their annual visit to Pattaya Remand Prison, the Young Women’s Christian Association donated a large quantity of baby food and other items to help confined mothers care for their infants. The prison budget does not have adequate funding to supply the needs of the infants, so mothers rely on donations. Some 4,000 inmates are incarcerated at Pattaya Remand Prison.

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News Self-defense training for police volunteers

Sakchai Tanghor, Banglamung district chief, hosted a training course for volunteers who assist police and other security agencies. He said that one of the biggest problems in his jurisdiction is illegal immigration from neighboring countries. The number of economic migrants from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia may increase once the ASEAN Economic Community comes on stream at the end of next year.

Cable providers reward customers

Banglamung Cable TV and Baan Amphur Jomtien Cable hosted a 700,000-baht family concert for subscribers at the Indoor Stadium in Jomtien. Gifts included refrigerators, motorbikes, TV sets, and one-year cable subscriptions. Banglamung Cable has been a local provider for 26 years.

Parents learn the rules at school Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon chaired a meeting at Pattaya City School 11 where parents were told about school regulations and the learning process. During a question and answer session, parents asked about dealing with unruly pupils, the role of homework, and related matters.

Mystery monkeys Extortionists on the prowl pose as police

Shoppers were astonished to see two monkeys wandering around Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Many visitors initially thought it was a free show as the animals climbed an electrical pole and disappeared into the wooded area behind View Talay Condo. Nobody seems to know where the monkeys came from, but one view is that they were escaped pets.

Four men gained entry to a home on Soi Khopai claiming to be police officers checking for illegal drugs. Once inside, the men accused two residents-Rashane Petkan, 19, and Pongdanai Polkayan, 20—of being drug users and demanded 30,000 baht or face arrest. Though innocent, the young men gave the intruders 10,000 baht. The victims reported the incident to police who said that the four men likely were imposters and the matter would be investigated. Indeed, one of the four, Chiab Jaisangiem, was later arrested.


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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi A secluded natural getaway

Set in its own bay, with exceptionally spacious accommodations, breathtaking views, and an extensive range of facilities, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is an exclusive hideaway for couples and families alike. Located directly on its own beach at Pai Plong Bay, the resort—just outside Ao Nang and only 45 minutes from Krabi International Airport-features lush tropical greenery and a 500-meter beachfront with superb views of verdant limestone formations and towering rocks.

Secluded and with magnificent ocean views, the five-star resort is a natural retreat for those seeking solitude or to relax while remaining close to all comforts—a short tuk-tuk ride to Ao Nang, a free shuttle boat to Nopparatthara Pier, or a 150baht long-tail boat to the shops and entertainment in Ao Nang. Nature lovers and trekkers can walk through the national park in which Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is situated. The local

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The Cloud EIA approved party Global Top Group received Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval of its high-rise luxury project, The Cloud. To celebrate, a party for real estate agents and marketing and sales companies was held at the project showroom in Kasetsin Soi 2 Pratumnak. On hand for the event were Global’s Yigal Yonah Heli, director, project partners and executives. The 20-storey high rise, soon to begin construction, features 161 units; it is 65 percent sold at preconstruction stage within three months.

Tulip Group to open Thailand’s first Kosher hotel Thailand’s first Kosher hotel is set to open within six months in Central Pattaya, according to the Tulip Group. The 53-room hotel, which will be run by an internationallyrecognized hotel operator, will feature a signature restaurant, rooftop swimming pool and mini gym, and a synagogue. “We believe there is strong demand for this type of property in Pattaya, whether it is for holiday makers or to cater to the ever growing local Jewish community,” said Jason Payne, Tulip Group vice president. “As a company we are always looking to expand our business into different areas, and this property will be 100 percent unique for Thailand.” Tulip Group currently has five condominiums and four hotels under construction. It recently opened Centara Grand Pratamnak.

The Palm ‘ToppingOut’ ceremony

The tallest of the twin-tower Palm Wongamat Beach has been completed at the northernmost end of Wongamat on Soi 16. Construction of the 46- and 26-storey buildings began in 2011 and is scheduled for completion next June. Winston Gale (fifth from left in photo), co-developer of the project, noted that progress “is on target, and this milestone we have reached allows us to concentrate now fully on interior works,” adding that sales reflect the project’s continuing ongoing success. “We now have just seven units left to sell out of 542, so for us, The Palm has been a great success story.” The Palm was named the 2013 ‘Best Condominium Eastern Seaboard’ at the Thailand Property Awards. A Nova branded project near the low-rise development ‘Serenity’ also is well under construction, according to Nova Group’s Rony Fineman, who partnered with Gale in 2010 to develop The Palm. Fineman also has the neighboring twin-tower project, The Riviera, branded by The Riviera Group. Also in photo is Richard Bell (fourth from right) from Cornerstone Project Management, and some key team members.

Sansiri launches The Base Central Pattaya Sansiri has once again demonstrated its leadership at the forefront of Thailand’s residential property development with the launch of yet another high-potential condominium under the successful brand name The Base. Guests and members of the press were recently taken on a tour to visit the site at The Base Chaengwattana in Bangkok, where they were updated with the progress report on the construction of another exciting new condominium The Base Central Pattaya. Uthai Uthaisangsuk, senior executive vice president of Business Development & Project Development Division (Condominiums) at Sansiri, said “The brand The Base was developed under the concept of ‘you are where you live’, and each and every project has successfully captured and appealed to the lifestyle of its prospective customers.” He added that currently there are 15 projects of The Base condominiums nationwide – five of which are located in Bangkok and another 10 in upcountry provinces. All of projects have so far received a very warm welcome from customers, and this is especially so for the highly-successful one in Central Pattaya.”

“The construction progress of The Base Central Pattaya has been updated for customers regularly via our official website, www.sansiri.com, as well as by personal communication,” explained Uthai. Buyers can consequently rest assured that their property will be completed on time within the April 2016 deadline. All co-owners of The Base Central Pattaya will be entitled to a range of special Sansiri family privileges which are offered exclusively to valued members regardless of which Sansiri property they purchase in Thailand. They will also be welcome at any of the three Sansiri Lounges at Siam Paragon in Bangkok, at Sansiri Lounge Central Festival Phuket, and at Sansiri Holiday Lounge Hua Hin.


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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya grand opening Billed as Pattaya’s “first art and design hotel,” Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya celebrated its grand opening last month. Phornpinit Phornprapha, president of Siam@ Siam Design Hotels & Resorts, was on hand to conduct the ceremony. He was joined by Pratarnporn Phornprapha, assistant managing director, Dr. Phornthep Phornprapha, president of Siam Motors Group, and guests from Pattaya, such as Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Bangkok, Japan and Mexico. The 268-room hotel, owned and operated by the Phornprapha family, features an all-day dining restaurant, bar, gym, infinity swimming pool and meeting facilities.

Thirsty Thursday at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya hosted another Travel Daily Asia’s Thirsty Thursday at the Zulu Jungle Bar. The Travel Industry networking night event attracted Thai and international travel trade, hoteliers and business owners. The hotel provided food and cocktails and female DJ P-Nat from After Moon Nightclub provided dance music. Joining the party were Robert John Lohrmann, resort general manager; Phatsalawadee Pimpila, sales and events manager, Travel Daily Media Group, and Rattanachai Suttidechanai, Pattaya City Council member and chairman of the Tourism and Sports Committee.


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New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport at Central Festival Mitsubishi Motors Thailand organized test drives and a family day event for customers and others at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The test drive of the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport also educated SUV car users with safety and better driving techniques by professional instructors. Family day activities included a photo booth, face painting, make-up tutorial, live band entertainment, and refreshments. A goody bag containing leather bag and keychain was given to registered test drivers while special prizes were given to those who answered the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport trivia quiz. The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport can be test-driven at Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide. For more details call 02 529 9500.

Centara Grand Phratamnak welcomes BB & B president Ron Batoni (left), president of Bangkok Beer & Beverages Co. Ltd., and his team were at Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya for the hotel’s first rooftop wine dinner at Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge. In photo (left to right) are Batoni; Dominique Ronge, hotel general manager; Dr. Iain Corness, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya consultant; Carl Duggan, hotel executive assistant manager, food and beverage; Daniel Boccalini, executive producer and host of MCOT World and True Visions; Julia Nikolcheva, assistant producer to Boccalini, and Francesco Neirotti, BB&B Italian sales manager.

Actress at Cape Dara Resort

Actress Mew Nittha Jirayungyurn (left) seen during her stay at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. Also in photo is Pattamon Mekavarakul, resort assistant general manager.

Amari Pattaya receives Thailand Tourism Standard

The Department of Tourism presented the Five Stars Certificate of Thailand Tourism Standard 2014 to Amari Pattaya. Seen here accepting the honor is Sukanyapach Homchoen (left), hotel executive assistant manager, from Dr. Sombat Kuruphan, vice minister of tourism and sports.


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Associate Appreciation Week at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa

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The Hilton Pattaya staff celebrated GM Rudolf Troestler's 20 years of service with Hilton Worldwide.

Celebrating Associate Appreciation Week, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa treated its hard-working staff (often behind the scenes) to a scrumptious meal. Somsak Tanruengsri (left), general manager, credited associates for creating “memorable Marriott experiences for our guests around the world.”

Raak Boon II TV shots at Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa

21st AIS Family Rally at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort

Discover the delectable taste of an imported Australian ribeye steak served with Havana fat chips and a selection of your favourite sauces priced THB 1,200 net/portion throughout June 2014. Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya For reservation please call 038 725555

Cast and crew of the television series “Raak Boon II” seen here during the shooting of an episode at Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa. In photo are singer/actor ‘Mike’ Pirath Nitipaisankul (2nd from left), ‘Jackie’ Jacqueline Muench (3rd from left), Thai/Spanish actress/model ‘Margie’ Rasri Balenciaga (2nd from right), and ‘First’ Ekkaphong Jongkesakorn (right). Also pictured is hotel resident manager, Jurairat Povibool (3rd from right).

Career event at Conrad Bangkok

Conrad Bangkok participated in Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, Hilton Worldwide's global career event. More than 50 students experienced what it's like to work in the hospitality industry. Students were given an in depth overview of the hotel industry and career opportunities and were allowed to interact first hand with members of the various teams and departments within Conrad Bangkok.

Participants in the 21st AIS Family Rally “Sai Jai Thai Foundation” seen at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya arriving from Bangkok. In photo (left to right) are Wuthisak Pichayagan, hotel executive assistant manager - Food & Beverage; Wipanee Hutachok, Advanced Info Service PLC (AIS) advisor; Wilai Keangpradoo, AIS vice president, public relations; Thanathip Vihokhern, hotel chief engineer, and George Kenton, hotel executive assistant manager - Rooms.

Pang holidays at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

Singer Nakarin “Pang” Kingsak (center) seen arriving on holiday at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi. Also in photo are the hotel’s David Martens (right), general manager, and Siriwat Pimbutra (left), restaurants and bar manager.

Dusit Thani Pattaya marks Visakha Bucha Day Dusit Thani Pattaya Human Resources manager Jidanun Sripatcharapas (standing fifth from right) and staff members observe the CSR initiative to mark Visakha Bucha Day. Staff mopped floors and cut grass at Djittabhawan College on Sukhumvhit Road, the location of Buddhist temples. The effort was aimed at promoting charitable work and creating awareness on the importance of maintaining Thai tradition of merit making on this most important day.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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Crabs galore! Crab-o-licious eating at Dusit Thani Pattaya

Crab Lovers Alert! Head down to Dusit Thani Pattaya on a Friday night where you will be able to indulge in as many crab dishes as your heart desires. This is a unique event where kilos and kilos of different varieties of crabs are on offer and served in a myriad of delicious ways. With such a cracking culinary occasion here in town, Mick and I were in the car and winging our way to Dusit Thani Pattaya’s The Bay restaurant to enjoy these wonderful crustaceans. Positioned beside the lagoon pool is the award-winning contemporary Italian restaurant aptly named The Bay. The gourmet guiding light here is Alistair Carter, the global executive chef who enjoys an epicurean resume par excellence and brings his own winning formula to this charming restaurant. Whether you are lunching overlooking the sundrenched beach or dining at dusk under a star-studded sky, this is a wonderful place to be. We had been invited to savor the new weekly Friday night Crab Feast, which at B.850 ++ (B.1,499 with

free flow wine and beer) presents a gourmet spread of the world’s most succulent crabs plus lots of other all-star dishes. The proceedings continue from 6:30 to 10 p.m. When we arrived, the tables were starting to fill and the atmosphere was buzzing with cheerful and spirited diners. We elected to sit in the air-conditioned coolness where the views through the soaring windows onto the Pattaya nightscape are just as striking and dramatic as dining al fresco. Mastering the art of the all-youcan-eat buffet is a definite skill

and we recommend you take the obligatory “walk through” before making any culinary decisions as to your choice of items. The crab fest unfolds at the outset with the bread section. We always think that the bread basket is a crystal ball into the standard of cuisine to follow. At Dusit Thani Pattaya it is prodigious; the in-house bakery produces eclectic, crusty loaves of all sizes and colors and in fact they are now supplying their bakery items to many establishments throughout Pattaya. The cold table also starts here with a wealth of cured meats,

salamis, prosciuttos, salads, dressings and marinated vegetables before segueing into the chilled seafood selection. Here you get your first eyeful of the cooked crabs languishing next to huge prawns, green lipped mussels, and Alaskan King crab legs before moving on to the ever popular sashimi and sushi station which is where we found the luscious house signature gravlax and a superb heirloom tomato salad with marinated feta. Further down the room is the dessert section of which more later. Next on your culinary foray is the outdoor section. Here dozens of hot items sit in their chafing dishes awaiting your selection: Thai green curry with chicken, stir fried crab with black bean sauce or blue crabs with curry powder or baked with glass noodles, deep fried crab meat cakes and an elegant savory Thai crab meat mousse. The choice is sensational, but if you want another option, there’s Australian beef tenderloin, mini pork burgers or roasted sea bass with cherry tomatoes and asparagus plus accompaniments of roast or baked potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Then there’s the live cooking stations where chefs will steam your choice of crab, pack the meat into a creamy omelet, or serve it in the legendary Singapore style. Also for a meaty option head to the BBQ chef for a choice of grilled meats. As a sidebar crab meat is virtually 100 percent fat-free, rich in protein and contains no carbohydrates. You must leave room for dessert. Walk back inside and drawing you with decadent magnetism sits the dessert section and newly crafted dessert chamber. Just the sight of it will lead to waistband widening! Evocative chocolate aromas attract as you step through the door and there center stage is the white chocolate fountain. The whole area is a sugarista’s reverie loaded with crepes, kanom krok (baked rice flour pudding with coconut cream), mousses, cheesecakes, custards, pies, ice cream and tartlets all tantalizingly displayed. So indulge; pick a predessert, a post dessert and spoil yourself with the sweetest finale to Dusit Thani Pattaya’s sumptuous Crab Feast. If you are a buffet lover, have a penchant for crab and would like to dine in one of Pattaya’s finest resorts, then this Friday night feast is for you. The location offers dazzling views over the bay of Pattaya, first-class ingredients, cooking techniques which are spot on served in an elegant and chic venue with a contemporary vibe. Go on, crab a bite this coming Friday.

The Bay restaurant

Dusit Thani Pattaya North Pattaya Beach Road (near the Dolphin Roundabout) Open from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Crab Feast every Friday night from 6:30 until 10 p.m. Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2150


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Tex Mex Burger

Grilled beef patty with guacamole, onions and bacon INGREDIENTS 150 g minced Australian Angus beef 20 g beef fat, diced 1 pc egg yolk 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp olive oil 50 g onion, sliced 20 g sliced bacon 30 g fresh avocado, diced 5 g chopped shallot

1 g red bell pepper, cut in brunoise 1 tsp coriander leaves, chopped 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 pc sesame bun burger 5 g salad leaves 20 g fresh tomato, sliced 60 g French fries salt and pepper

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COOKING METHOD Put minced beef, beef fat, egg yolk and mustard in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and shape into a burger patty. Heat the pan over medium heat and add the olive oil then pan-fry the burger patty. You may also cook on a fire grill stove until well done. Heat another pan with olive oil then sauté the onion till golden brown and cook bacon till crispy brown. In a small mixing bowl, mix fresh avocado, shallot, bell pepper, coriander leaves and lemon juice then season with salt and pepper. Cut the bun in half, apply some butter and cook on a pan or grill until golden. Place the burger patty and toppings on the bun. Serve with French fries, mayonnaise and tomato ketchup on the side. Hilton Pattaya is located at 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 253 000


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Ming Xing at Cape Dara Resort

The happy valley of Chinese cuisine Ming Xing restaurant is making a name for itself as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city. As it had been more than a year since our last visit we were delighted to be asked back to taste master chef Prasit’s creative Cantonese dishes. Ming Xing is the signature restaurant at Cape Dara Resort. This all star resort (“dara” means star) has been open for a little under two years and in that time has achieved a reputation for 5-star hospitality and dining. Set on the most southerly promontory of the Naklua peninsula the edifice rises 26 stories into the sky and offers incomparable vistas of Pattaya Bay. The décor is superb decorated in soothing muted tones using natural organic materials to reflect the hotel’s belief in environmental conservation. Make your way to the third floor for the entrance to the Ming Xing restaurant. The décor here is stunning; the brightest hue of pink welcomes with a vibrancy and cheeriness which is definitely pleasing. A circular motif recurs in the design features with seating incorporating curved wall niches, large circular family tables complete with revolving serving areas, window seating and two (combinable) private rooms with capacity for 10 guests in each. The riot of shocking pink silk walls and cushions creates a vibrant womb-like ambiance in which to enjoy their neo-Cantonese cuisine. To accompany our tasting menu we ordered a bottle of the house red, a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, which mixed and matched well with the dishes that chef had in store for us. All prices here (including drinks) are net which significantly eases the final bill. Also, all dishes are served in small, medium, or large

portions to facilitate family dining or accommodate smaller units of couples or small parties. From the starter menu we were served braised abalone with vegetables in oyster sauce. The Chinese view these small gastropods as an aphrodisiac and across the Far East people believe it is good luck to eat them. The rest of the world, however, devours them for their flavor which has been described as richer than scallops with a firm texture similar to calamari. The shell

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SIGNATURE DRINK Banofee Cocktail

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An attractive bartender who loves to mix any cocktail at Drift contemporary lobby lounge and bar.

is highly prized for its stunning iridescence which is used in the making of jewelry and decorative art. However, all this uniqueness does come at a price. The small, medium and large portions of this much prized item come in at a cost of 1,500, 3,000 and 4,500 baht, respectively. So it was with much anticipation and eagerness that Mick and I tucked into our sexy abalone. The texture is somewhat similar to squid but the flavor is more buttery with a distinct briny taste rather like

a clam. Served with a sweet oyster sauce and crunchy vegetables it was an impressive start. Other starter dishes include a Ming Xing mixed plate, BBQ roasted duck (from B.350), drunken chicken marinated in Shao Shing rice wine and deep fried shrimp and banana spring rolls. To follow we were served the legendary Peking duck which is the promotional culinary item at present. Order this on a Monday night and a 50 percent discount will be your reward (B.750 plus your order of another duck dish). Chef Prasit presents his duck a la mode of traditional Beijing restaurants. The dish is prized for the thin, crispy skin and succulent flavor and is served with only the smallest amount of duck flesh under its succulent brittle skin. Accompanied by mandarin pancakes, hoisin sauce, spring onions and cucumber it is an iconic dish. Next dish to hit the table was a classic sweet and sour pork but undeniably with chef Prasit’s modern twist. A tower of tender pork patties were drenched in sweet and sour sauce and served interleaved with fingers of softly braised sweet pineapple, topped with deep fried noodles. A delicious dish, beautifully presented and perfectly placed in the sweetness of the sauce. Other dishes we spotted were wok fried beef steak Hong Kong style (B.300), stir fried pork fillet with black

Banoffee Cocktail INGREDIENTS 1 oz 1/2 oz 1/2 oz 1/2 oz 2 oz 1/2 pc

Captain Morgan rum dark cacao banana liqueur chocolate syrup fresh milk fresh banana

GARNISH

Chocolate powder

HOW TO MIX

Put all ingredients in the blender. Instantly blend well with ice. Gently strain into the rock glass. Sprinkle with chocolate powder.

GLASS TYPE Rock Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

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pepper and braised sea asparagus and black mushrooms in superior sauce. The next dish we tried was stir fried lamb with XO sauce. Again, the presentation was inventive. Served in cups of red and yellow roasted peppers the lamb languished in its signature sauce. XO is made of chopped dried scallops, dried fish and shrimp, chili peppers, onions and garlic and considered the emperor of all sauces in Hong Kong where it was developed in the 1980s. We also dipped our chop sticks into a dish of juicy snow fish bathed in soy sauce which was delicious, served with bok choy and an unusual crispy noodle cake it was a memorable dish. Ming Xing is an inspired contemporary Cantonese restaurant serving progressive, enlightened cuisine from the kitchen of chef Prasit. Come here not only to experience the lavishness of this new resort but to indulge in the extravagance of fine dining Chinese style or alternatively come on weekends to enjoy a dim sum brunch or to take advantage of the current Monday night Peking duck Promotion. Ming Xing Restaurant 3rd floor, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road Tel: 038 933 888 ext 3210 Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then 6 till 10 p.m.


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F&B Promotions A Traditional English High Tea

Mango Festival

at Vistas Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

Vistas Lobby Lounge highly recommends tasting its freshly prepared pastry and bakery items with the new High Tea promotion throughout the month of June. A traditional English high tea is served and includes freshly baked English scones and pastries plus a selection of delicate sandwiches. Coffee is also available. Prices start at just 500 baht ++ for a set for two persons. Vistas Lobby Lounge is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is open daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Special buy 1 get 1 free on all cakes during happy hours between 7 to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, please contact 038 301 234 ext 4397.

“Jack’s Creek” Australian Wagyu Ribeye Steak at Havana Bar and Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya Holiday Inn Pattaya presents a premium Wagyu ribeye steak with marbling score 5-6 throughout June 2014 at Havana Bar and Terrazzo. Discover the delectable taste of an imported Australian tender and juicy beef steak at only 1,200 baht net per portion, served with Havana fat chips and a selection of your favorite sauces including classic béarnaise, creamy pepper, red wine mushroom and side dishes including rocket and parmesan salad and grilled vegetable. For more information, call 038 725 555.

Celebrity chef Kristen Kish at Elements, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Kristen Kish, winner of the 2012 Top Chef TV show in the United States, makes a series of guest appearances at Elements restaurant from July 29 – August 2, 2014. Her dinner presentations at Elements are sold out but the restaurant is still taking reservations for Kirsten’s series of set lunches from 12 noon – 2:30 pm. Kristen Kish’s set lunch menu comprises of Asparagus salad and Yogurt, pomelo, pistachio for starter; a choice of Poulet rouge with brioche sauce, summer vegetable cocotte, olive powder or Poached black kingfish with spring onion soubise, marcona almond, pickled summer beans for main; and for dessert Olive oil cake and Lemon Bavarian, brown butter, poached peach. Elements is located on the 25th Floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12 noon to 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. All prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

Radius restaurant of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya invites you to beat the heat and taste the all-time favorite Mango Festival. Chef Yongyuth proudly presents a selection of mouthwatering mango dishes including Tiger prawn with mango salsa, Smoked salmon and mango wasabi, Spicy Mango salad with seafood and more. Finish your meal with mango desserts such as Banana tart with mango sauce or Mango with Sticky Rice. Mango Festival promotion is available every day until 31 July 2014 from 6:30 am until 10 pm. Prices start at only 155 baht net.

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Wine Tasting at Elephant Bar, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa From the vineyards of Italy and Austria, enjoy a selection of six wonderful wines from Mezzacorona and Winzer Krems while sampling the executive chef ’s selection of cheeses from around the world on Saturday, June 7, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm for 450 baht net. For more information and reservations, please contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa on 038 412 120.

Eyes Wine Open dinner at Elements, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Sheraton Pattaya Resort director of Culinary & Service Jack Yoss and Freixenet brand ambassador Joan Carrera invite you to an intriguing evening of modern contemporary cuisine and Freixenet wine. Experience the premier Spanish wine and discover them paired with Jack’s signature contemporary menu at Elements on June 20, 2014 from 6:30 pm onward. The price is 2,300 baht ++ per person including reception cocktail and 5-course set dinner with wine paring. Try Grilled Honey Glazed Squab Barley “Rissotto”, Root Vegetables, Chorizo Vinaigrette and Surf & Turf: Roasted Snowfish, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek and Saffron Potatoes. Receive 15 percent discount by making advance reservation before June 12, 4 pm. For more information, please call 038 259 888 or email info. pattaya@sheraton.com

Chicken Shrimp Caesar Pizza at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya

For more information and reservation, please call 02 687 9000 or email elements@okurabangkok.com

Hot Snacks at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Throughout the month of June 2014, Oasis Restaurant invites you to celebrate the start of rainy season in Thailand with the Hot Snacks promotion featuring deepfried cheese sticks with a chili dip or Indian Paneer Pakora accompanied by tamarind sauce. Deep-fried chicken wings are also on the menu served with a spicy sauce. Prices start at only 150 baht ++ (subject to service charge and VAT). Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower Main Lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 6 am to 11 pm.

Holiday Inn Pattaya brings Caesar salad into the signature pizza. Chicken Shrimp Caesar Pizza is available throughout June at Havana Bar & Terrazzo for only 395 baht net. Experience the combination of Caesar salad including grilled chicken breast, sautéed prawns, bacon cooked to perfection and topped with Romaine lettuce, Parmesan, boiled egg and Caesar dressing served on crispy pizza base. Havana Bar & Terrazzo are well-known restaurants serving home-style Italian cuisines such as signature pizza, antipasti, salads, pastas and Thai dishes. Savor the taste of Chicken Shrimp Caesar Pizza and receive 50% discount from 3 to 5 pm daily.

For reservations, please call 038 301 234 ext 4397.

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

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

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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi >> from L1

monkey population often visits the resort. Ideally suited for couples and honeymooners, families, and groups who adore the beauty of the ocean and unspoiled nature, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi offers spacious rooms in low-rise buildings and Thai style villas--192 luxury garden-view and ocean-facing rooms and villas, all with flat screen TVs with international channels, in-room safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making

facilities, hairdryer, and high-speed Internet access. Rooms and suites have the option of a plush king or two double beds. Each has a fully furnished balcony, large enough for lounging and for dining. Spa rooms with a private Jacuzzi on the balcony also are available. Leisure facilities include a PADI dive center that can arrange diving and snorkeling trips or cruises around the islands and along the wild Krabi coastline to explore the caves and lagoons. The center also provides complimentary water sports including sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. The resort beach is perfect for lounging and bathing, and the beachside swimming pool has a Jacuzzi and a children’s pool. There is a well-equipped fitness center for the more active guests, while Spa Cenvaree offers traditional

One-Bedroom Ocean Facing Villa Thai massage and a wide range of treatments such as Ayurvedic and Swedish disciplines. Youngsters can keep busy at the professionally supervised kids’ club, which has Camp Safari for the little ones and E-Zone for teens. The selection of restaurants and bars includes Lotus Court, the resort’s all-day dining restaurant offering international and Asian favorites with live music in the evenings. Rim Saai specializes in Thai-style seafood in a beachside setting, while Hagi serves authentic Japanese cuisine, traditional and modern style. On The Rocks is a beach bar and grill designed as a casual dining venue during the day or evening, be it a chilled drink or a full meal, while Deep Blu is the only aquarium bar in the region— the perfect place to end your day with cocktails or a nightcap while listening to vibrant music. In-room dining is also available 24 hours. Resort wedding organizers can provide a plethora of ideas and every detail possibly needed for the perfect wedding. Be it a romantic getaway, a holiday with family and friends, or a distinctive meeting experience, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is a great choice.

One-Bedroom Beachfront Villa

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi 396-396/1 Moo 2 Ao Nang Muang, Krabi Tel: 075 637 789 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ centaragrand/ckbr

Hotel Promotions Special offer for CIMB credit card holder at Amari Pattaya Amari Pattaya in cooperation with CIMB Bank present a special offer for CIMB credit card holders with discounts up to 15 percent. Just book via www.amari.com and encode the promo code: CIMB2014. Take a break from your routine and let Amari Pattaya make an impressive stay for your entire family with a perfect location close to the beach. Amari Pattaya offers this promotion for both accommodations at: Amari Garden Pattaya: Get 10 percent discount when you book seven days in advance at www.amari.com/gardenpattaya with prices starting at 2,760 baht. Amari Ocean Pattaya: Get 10 percent discount when you book seven days in advance or 15 percent discount when you book 14 days in advance at www.amari.com/oceanpattaya with prices starting at 3,220 baht. This special promotion runs until 31 December 2014. For more information, please contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418.

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


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Toxic lifestyles – What about detoxification? What we can do to help our bodies by Thonglor Clinic

As the most powerful antioxidant in the body, glutathione works around the clock to remove toxins. And yet, few people recognize its importance. Glutathione is likely to get more attention in the near future. In terms of staying healthy, it is one of the most important molecules in the body. Glutathione is a triple threat to toxins. It neutralizes free radicals, enhances the immune system and detoxifies the liver. The trappings of modern life — everything from refined foods to over-the-counter painkillers to stress — rob the body of this vital antioxidant. And, even if you’re doing everything right, aging takes a bite. Around age 45, our glutathione levels start to slip. Ultimately, those levels can dip as much as 50 percent below optimal

as we age. Some scientists are now wondering if low glutathione levels aren’t partly to blame for the free-radical-induced illnesses so common in middle age and later, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease. Gloota-what? Most glutathione is made inside the body from three amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. In addition, some foods, particularly asparagus, spinach, avocado and squash, are high in a plant version of glutathione that the body converts to replenish its supply. Cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods and certain medications deplete the body’s reserves of glutathione. Stress and toxic surroundings may pose an

even bigger threat to our body’s glutathione supply. Cleanup Crew Found throughout the body, glutathione is concentrated in the liver. The body’s primary detox organ, the liver is charged with giving nutrients the nod to be absorbed and giving toxins the boot. Glutathione owes much of its detoxifying prowess to cysteine. This is why vegetables high in sulfur, including garlic and onions, have been at the heart of detoxification diets for years. Another plant substance, called cyanohydroxybutene (found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage) helps restock the body’s glutathione supply. Green tea and fish oil also house substances that switch on genes responsible for making glutathione. Aerobic exercise and yoga are thought to increase glutathione levels as well. Glutathione Supplementation Logically, if more glutathione means better detoxification, people with the highest levels of the powerful antioxidant should live the longest. That was the theory that drove Danish researchers to enroll 41 centenarians in a study of glutathione levels. Their results, published in the journal Age and Ageing, found that glutathione levels were highest in the healthiest seniors.

Glutathione can be injected intravenously to help the liver perform its functions. It is used in people with liver failure to help them handle the toxins building up in their body and it is usually combined with vitamin C to boost up its efficacy. As a side effect it gives a pinkish hue to the skin, something that Asians are very fond of. Aesthetic medicine has adopted glutathione with open arms in Thailand.

Come and discuss your detoxification plan with our doctor. You will be surprised how well you will feel after. Contact Thonglor Clinic Pattaya on 038 252 055.

Count calories, not meals The wide-spread theory that five small meals a day is a better way to lose weight has been proven wrong by researchers at the University of Warwick in the U.K. Doctors studying diet and weight loss report that the size or frequency of meals does not affect the calories burned in a day. In fact, eating five or more times daily could increase the risk of metabolic diseases like type-2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease. Instead, the doctors, advise, count calories, not meals; that is the most effective way to lose weight.


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Spa Promotions Give a soul to your spa with Terrake at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Amburaya Spa invites you to discover a unique experience with the new product line, Terrake, and its treatment programs. Terrake is inspired by four forces of the Earth and Amburaya Spa recreates these forces with four unique spa treatments.

Experience bliss and serenity with the new Terraké treatments at Amburaya Spa

Earth: 60 minutes of Terra Magical for the back Water: 120 minutes of Marine wave treatment Air & Light: 60 minutes of Breath of pure air facial Plant Life: 60 minutes smoothing brown sugar exfoliation treatment Prices start from 3,600 baht ++ per treatment. Available starting June 1, 2014. Amburaya Spa is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. For more information, please call 038 259 888 ext 33 or email spa.amburaya@ sheraton.com

Holistic Spa Package at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Treat yourself inside and out with the Holistic Spa Package combining the passion for all-round well-being with nourishing cuisine. Gain more energy, satisfy your appetite and feel great by booking any two-hour package at only 3,100 baht per person and receive one complimentary set lunch or dinner at Essence Restaurant located at Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya. This promotion starts now and goes until June 30, 2014. For more information, please contact Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418 ext 840.

Seven Wonder Retreat at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Be healthy during rainy season with Seven Wonder Retreat, a beneficial spa program that works to balance your life energy and detoxifies the toxins accumulated from your daily living through the Chakra Therapy from ancient Ayurveda Text. The Seven Wonder Retreat utilizes speciallyformulated aromas as well as relaxing massage techniques and natural color therapy from flowers to nourish the seven light chakra (energy) centers. Ayurvedic medicine believes that when one chakra is blocked, there is an imbalance, resulting in a diminished sense of well-being. The 2.0-hour Seven Wonder Retreat includes 30-min Floral Rainbow Body Scrub and 90-min Aromatic Chakra Balancing Massage. This essential retreat for rainy season is available at all Devarana Spas in Thailand in June and July 2014. Price is 4,000 baht ++. For more information and reservation, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya tel: 038 371 044, email: pattaya@devaranaspa.com

Salt Pot Muscle Melter at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Melt away those stress pains in your shoulders and lower back with the two-hour signature Salt Pot Muscle Melter treatment available for the special price of only 2,700 baht until July 2014. The Salt Pot Muscle Melter treatment is based on an ancient Thai remedy and uses a pot containing a blend of coarse salt and medicinal herbs that is heated and then used as a compress to release tension in the shoulder and lower back muscles. The full two-hour treatment starts with a 30-minute Siamese Herbal Loofah Body Scrub, followed by a 90-minute Salt Pot Muscle Melter treatment. Set in the hotel’s ground floor of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, Spa Cenvaree is a gentle retreat that has seven multi-function therapy rooms and a manicure and pedicure suite. For more information or reservation, please contact Spa Cenvaree at tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 or email: spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th

Amburaya Spa of Sheraton Pattaya Resort helps you achieve inner peace with the new Terraké treatment programs aimed to be in harmony with the world. Starting this month of June, Amburaya Spa invites you to discover Terraké, a unique experience inspired by Earth elements with a new line of products and treatment programs. From the Earth elements, Amburaya Spa has designed four fine signature selections that will let you feel in harmony with the world: Terra Magica Universe, Of Air and Light, Primordial Water, and Luxuriant Plant Life. Terra Magica Universe offers anti-aging treatments like body exfoliation, skin firming and acupressure using precious minerals in the form of sand, dust, mud and stone. These treatments are scientifically proven for its anti-wrinkle action and are safe for delicate skin. This selection gives smoothing benefits leaving your skin soft, radiant and youthful. Of Air and Light provides a breath of oxygen for the skin. The 60-minute Breath of Pure Air Facial treatment leaves the skin oxygenated and protected from pollution. This treatment keeps you fresh, energized and hydrated and is suitable for city people for detoxification. Luxuriant Plant Life is recommended for undernourished skin. The treatments in this selection also help you to be slim and slender by reducing cellulite. Primordial Water provides a wave of beneficial hydration treatments ideal for those with dry skin, to combat wrinkles and dehydration lines, and to restore optimal hydration rate. Origins of the Sea Facial treatment moisturizes the skin and also good for those with sunburn. Pattaya Today recommends Marine Wave Treatment for a hydrated and relaxed body. The treatment starts with a hydro-massage bath using body wrap with red algae extracts from the Pacific followed by an energizing massage to the rhythm of rainsticks – an interesting and unique approach but a relaxing one. This program has calming benefits leaving you relaxed and revitalized. Terraké treatment is priced from 3,600 baht ++ to 5,900 baht ++. Amburaya Spa also offers Terraké spa products for guests to purchase.

Rejuvenate and invigorate your mind, body and soul and try Terraké treatment at Amburaya Spa. Amburaya Spa is located at the 2nd level of Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Advance reservation is recommended especially on weekends. Complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Central Festival Pattaya Beach (advance booking required). For more information, please call 038 259 888 ext 33 or email spa.amburaya@sheraton.com


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fairness-fitness-finery A healthy diet for seniors Vol. 02 No. 11 | June 1-15 2014

by Pensiri Panyarachun, Absolute Living Thailand

A perfect “Home” for your retirement

A healthy diet helps maintain or improve general health. Food provides the body with essential nutrients and supports energy needs. Eating well is important for everyone at all ages. As we age, we might need less energy but still need just as many nutrients--which can be challenging. This article aims to provide tips on nutrition and diet to ensure healthy eating for seniors. Here are some important nutrients to keep in mind when planning a healthy diet for the elderly. Calcium and Vitamin D are important for all ages. However, calcium seems to be more important as we age. Lack of calcium has been shown to increase the risk of brittle bones and fractures. Calcium-rich foods include low-fat and fat-free dairy products such as milk and yogurt, fortified cereals and fruit juices, dark green leafy vegetables, and canned fish with soft bones. Seniors need three servings of calcium and vitamin D every day. If you take a calcium supplement or multivitamin, be sure it contains vitamin D. Vitamin B12 is important for creating red blood cells and DNA, and for maintaining healthy nerve function. The richest sources of B12 include fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. Consult your doctor before taking a B12 supplement. Vitamin C deficiency in the elderly may lead to iron deficiency. Vitamin C helps in the absorption of iron from foods derived from plants. It also helps to heal wounds. Some foods rich in vitamin C include papaya, guava, bell pepper, spinach, strawberries and broccoli. Vitamin A is essential for the eyes and helps form and maintain soft tissue. Sources of vitamin A include carrots, spinach, squash and sweet potato plants. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell destruction. Vitamin E is found in almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter and ketchup. Fiber allows the bowels to function normally and is good for the heart. If you need to lose weight, fiber keeps you feeling full longer. Seniors older than 50 need 30 grams of fiber a

day. Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Eating more fiber helps prevent digestive problems like constipation. It also helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Potassium: Increasing potassium intake along with decreasing sodium (salt) may lower your risk of high blood pressure. Good sources of potassium include fruits, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk and yogurt. Choose low-sodium foods and replace salt with other herbs and spices to reduce your sodium intake. Healthy fats provide energy and help your body use certain vitamins, but it is high in calories. Here are some tips to help reduce fat in your diet: - Choose lean cuts of meat, fish, or skinless poultry with less fat. - Trim excess fat before cooking. - Use low-fat or no-fat dairy products and salad dressings. - Use non-stick pots and pans, and cook without using fat. - Choose an unsaturated vegetable oil for cooking—check the label. - Don’t fry foods. Instead, broil, roast, bake, stir-fry, steam, microwave, or boil them. For weight control and overall health, limit fat calories to 20 percent to 35 percent of your diet. Most fats you consume should come from heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Try extravirgin olive oil, canola oil, walnuts, almonds and avocadoes.

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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Water: As you age, you may lose some sense of thirst. Drink plenty of liquids like water, juice, milk, and soup. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty. Have liquids throughout the day. Why do most seniors not get sufficient nutrients? Apart from weakened senses like taste and smell, medications often leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Eat with the eyes by preparing and serving seniors a visually appealing meal. Make use of herbs and spices to compensate for unhealthy ingredients like salt. Whatever your age, your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel.


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diversions Books

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upcoming movies 7500

Edge of Tomorrow

Maleficent

Lead Actors Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Lead Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

Director Doug Liman Genre Action | Sci-Fi Release Date June 5, 2014

Director Robert Stromberg Genre Action | Adventure | Family | Drama Release Date June 12, 2014

Little shop on the corner

For readers on a budget

If you’re an incurable reader suffering from the high cost of books in Thailand, instant relief awaits you at the newly-opened Secondhand Books in South Pattaya. The little shop on the corner, just off of Pattaya Tai on Soi 20 (the street directly opposite Krungsri, the yellow bank near Friendship Market), is a mother lode of bargain fiction and non-fiction books in dozens of languages. Most are priced at 160 baht. Snuggled onto the perimeter of the Soi Buakhao Market, Secondhand Books is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week-even on those days when the Tuesday-Friday market does not operate. Among its collection of some 20,000 used paperbacks and hardcover books in English, German and Scandinavian languages, are books in French, Greek, Italian and Spanish, as well as Russian, Polish, Japanese and more—including Thai. For additional information, call Mike at 089 831-5295. Meanwhile, Beach Books has shuttered down after operating for nearly 10 years on the second floor of Tops Supermarket in North Pattaya.

Lead Actors

Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart

Directors Takashi Shimizu Genre Action | Horror | Thriller | Mystery Release Date June 5, 2014 Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.

Sony RX100 III

A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.

music / new release

Animal Ambition – 50 Cent Typically when a camera gets a sequel, it replaces the old model. Not so with the Sony RX100 III. While this powerful pocket cam boasts the same basic build as its predecessors — including the same terrific 1-inch, 20.1 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor — it features an all-new Zeiss 24-70mm lens that gives you a f/1.8 aperture at the wide end and f/2.8 at 70mm, making for more pleasing bokeh. Other new features include the blazing fast Bionz X processor, a pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder, and an articulated LCD that can tilt 180 degrees upwards, making for the best selfies you’ve ever shot.

Animal Ambition is the upcoming fifth studio album by American rapper 50 Cent. The album is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2014 by G-Unit Records, Caroline Records and Capitol Records. It was supported by the singles “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It” featuring YoGotti, “Hold On”, “Pilot”, “Smoke”, “Hustler”, “Chase the Paper”, “Everytime I Come Around”, “Irregular Heartbeat”, “Winners Circle” and “Twisted”. The album features guest appearances from YoGotti, Trey Songz, Kidd Kidd, Jadakiss, Mr. Probz, Guordan Banks, Prodigy, Schoolboy Q and Styles P.

1. Hold On 2. Don’t Worry ‘Bout It 3. Animal Ambition 4. Pilot 5. Smoke 6. Everytime I Come Around

BRAZIL FUTEBOL By KEIR RADNEDGE 9781780973999 Brazil Futebol captures the essence of the world’s premier football nation and tells the story of more than a century of footballing passion. Starting in the 1870s when the Scottish expatriate Thomas Donohue first introduced the game to the native Brazilians, it recounts the unprecedented success of the national team, building to their debut World Cup triumph in 1958 and beyond, detailing all the most famous players and moments. But Brazil Futebol is not just about the storied triumphs of the professional ranks. The book is as much a commentary on the game in Brazil.

7. Irregular Heartbeat 8. Hustler 9. Twisted 10. Winners Circle 11. Chase the Paper

COOL CARS By QUENTIN WILLSON 9781409339847 Over 100 of the world’s best cars in a comprehensive guide. If you’re fascinated by Ferraris and mad about Mercedes, Cool Cars is perfect for you, showing you all your favourite cars. Cool Cars is a visual car guide showcasing a selection of the best cars, handpicked by car expert Quentin Willson. Stunning multi-angle photography shows you the true craftsmanship and beauty of classic cars, including interiors and engine close-ups, so you can see exactly how your favourite fast car gets its speed.

A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.


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automotive

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The New BMW 320d GT Sport hatchback

The Bavarian 3-Series game changer BMW 5-series too big, wide and too executive? How about, the new 3-series BMW 320 diesel GT Sport. A five-door performance by John K. Lindgren hatchback cruiser Editor-in-chief: with big brother carsanook.com 5-series leg room and beaucoup luggage space. GT, the two magic upper case letters on the left corner of the trunk: Gran Turismo or grand touring. Meaning a performance car for the big tour (trip). This is no BMW 3-series four-door compact sport sedan, nor a BMW SUV, but a five-door, hatchback. Built for grand tours, city/expressway driving, cruising on the highways, touring the kingdom. And the new BMW 320d

GT looks the part. Long, sleek and powerful from the chrome framed kidney grille to the bulbous hatchback rear with a spoiler. The posterior, with its extended rear lights in the typical BMW L-shape, is an indication of how expansive the boot (trunk) volume is. The side view reveals a gently sloping roof line characteristic of the classic coupe. This is sportiness and stylish elegance, par excellence Interior: The design and packaging inside feels like an SUV (sport utility vehicle). Surprisingly spacious. High-end material combinations underline the premium feel in the cabin. There's

brushed aluminum, red accented stripes, delicious leather upholstery, a state-of-the-art on board computer, the BMW i-drive controller with Bluetooth and all the apps you'll need at your fingertips. Another highlight, the super spacious rear seats. A luxurious passenger comfort zone with separate air conditioner vents, big armrest and space. Never has there been so much passenger legroom in a BMW 3-series model. The luggage deck is cavernous too, with the standard 520-liter cargo space rising to 1600 liters with the 60/40 split rear seats folded down. To open the trunk lid, place your foot under the bumper and move it gently. Open sesame! And the electrically powered tailgate pops open. Very BMW. The two 2.0-liter ultra smooth German diesel engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with the fuel-saving auto start-stop function. There is a slight diesel rattle while idling, but once the shift is engaged in “D” the noise and the vibrations disappear completely.

The drive line comes with advanced suspension technology, super precise electric power steering, and a torsionally stiff lightweight body attributing to a high degree of agility and precision. The longer wheelbase (+ 110 mm) gives the stability and long-distance comfort of a true GT Gran Turismo. Driving experience: Step on it. Instant torque power. Quick steering, slick responses from the powerpack, a twin turbo diesel pumping out 184 horse power. At 4,000 - 5,000 rpm the exhausts note is pure exhilaration. For the maximum driving pleasure one must use the F-1 inspired paddle switches on the steering wheel. In the Sport mode, gear shifts are designed for high performance and optimized acceleration–what you need when overtaking 10-wheel trailer trucks. Overall this new 320d BMW GT Sport hatchback drives very much like a smaller and shorter sport saloon. You want space and you think a station wagon is too plain, the SUV not your cup of tea. But you still want the performance of a compact BMW sedan. All right! Try the new 320d GT,

a car with a limousine-like spacious ride plus all the power, style and elegance.

BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport

Engine: 4-cylinder twin power 2 liter turbo diesel Power: 184 hp Torque: 380 Nm Transmission: 8-speed automatic Top speed: 226 km/h Fuel consumption combined: 19-20 kpl Price: 3,199,000 baht www.bmw.co.th


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What's Inside: Property Tulip Group signs management deal with Accor

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The newest stunning 4-star hotel in Pattaya, Citrus Parc Hotel, offers tip-top accommodation in peaceful surroundings near Pattaya Park, just minutes away from the dynamic downtown area, all local attractions and the fabled Pattaya beach. Featuring 119 luxuriously-furnished guestrooms and suites, a spectacular swimming pool with fiber optic underwater lighting at night, Palate all-

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day dining restaurant, and Liquid (a three-level BBQ/rooftop bar and lounge), Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya is an ideal choice for those seeking a quiet retreat

in the elite Pratumnak area and yet still within close proximity to the fun and entertainment Pattaya and Jomtien have in abundance for today’s sophisticated traveler. In and Around the Hotel Discover everything the Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya has to offer: from the spacious rooms and suites to free information about nearby attractions in exotic Pattaya which are now world-class standard with lots to do for the whole family. Continued on page P2/26


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Luxury at Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya facilities as the Grand Deluxe Room, as well as being of the same size, the Grand Deluxe Pool View Room features magnificent views of the swimming pool as well as view of South Pattaya sea (for rooms on the fifth floor or higher). Located on floors 2-8, the Grand Deluxe Pool Rooms offer 7 king rooms and 14 twin rooms, all non-smoking. Of course, every amenity is provided for your convenience and safety.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in the 119 furnished guestrooms. With clean white and cool ocean tones, you can breathe easy and unwind in the comfort of modern amenities. Deluxe Room Designed for today’s traveler, the Deluxe Room offers a combination of trendy decor with every amenity to pamper you. This type of room offers a choice of a king-sized bed or twin beds if you prefer. Located on floors 2 through 8, the Deluxe Rooms offer 28 king rooms and 14 twin rooms, all nonsmoking. Deluxe Pool View Room Offering fantastic views of the stunning swimming pool, the Deluxe Pool View Room provides a choice of king-sized bed or twin

beds, a writing table and chair, 40inch LED flat-screen TV that comes with cable and satellite channels, and a stylishly-designed bathroom with rain shower. Located on floors 2 through 8, the Deluxe Pool View Rooms offer 14 king rooms, all nonsmoking. Grand Deluxe Room Situated on higher floors of the hotel and larger than the Deluxe Room, the Grand Deluxe Room is ideal for both the single traveler and couples. This room also features all the essentials in-room amenities and facilities expected by the modern traveler. Located on floors 2 through 8, the Grand Deluxe Rooms offer 7 king rooms and 21 twin rooms, all non-smoking. Grand Deluxe Pool View Room Offering the same amenities and

Citrus Suite The largest room type of all, the Citrus Suite, is a corner room that offers extra space along with peace and quiet in addition to the modern décor and amenities. Located on floors 2-8, there are only 14 Citrus Suites in the hotel with 11 king-sized and 3 twinsized beds, all non-smoking. Each suite features an open bathtub. The suites enjoy commanding views of the swimming pool and Pattaya Bay (for rooms on the fifth floor or higher). Depending on your family needs, you can enjoy the suite singly or double your enjoyment with connecting suites. In all room types, Citrus Parc Hotel provides all the essential room facilities and bathroom amenities with contemporary safety features. You can be rest assured that your stay will be both comfortable and secure.

Dining

Liquid Liquid exists to give you a 3-level multi-concept experience with its main bar and BBQ grill, poolside bar and rooftop lounge. This way, you can easily delight in varied ambience while enjoying the extensive beverage menu of creative cocktails, spirits, local and international beers and the unique wine list. Liquid also features live sports on a big screen and international guest DJs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for your entertainment. Operating Hours Main Bar / Rooftop Lounge: 5 pm – 11 pm (last order for beverages at 10:30 pm) Poolside bar: 11 am – 11 pm (serving poolside snacks during the day and rooftop drinks at night),

Palate Restaurant Palate offers both an extensive buffet breakfast every morning and an exciting selection of a la carte international dishes that balance both western and Asian cuisine all day and evening. Palate also features some promotional Russian dishes that you can enjoy in a cozy and refreshing ambiance. Special recommendations from Palate will also be featured at the poolside bar and at Liquid. Operating Hours Breakfast: 6 till 10:30 a.m. Lunch and Dinner: 12 till 10:30 p.m.

Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya 333 Moo 12, Thappraya Road, Soi 12 Pattaya, Chonburi Tel: 038 364 555 Email: enquiry@citrusparcpattaya.com www.citrusparcpattaya.com

Tulip Group signs management deal with Accor Waterfront Pattaya to be an MGallery Hotel Tulip Group Thailand has signed Accor to manage the Waterfront project set to open early next year. The project at Bali Hai comprises the 300-unit Waterfront Suites and Residence as well as the 120-room MGallery, which will be part of Accor’s MGallery Collection of unique hotels. Accor, a market leader in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, operates more than 3,600 hotels in 92 countries. The company provides an extensive range of hotel brands from luxury to economy. Jason Payne, Tulip Group vice president, called the MGallery brand, “perfectly suited to our unique and iconic property.”

At the same time, Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for Accor Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines, said, “We have been searching for the right property in Pattaya with a unique story and distinguished characteristics that will fit the profile of the upscale MGallery brand, and now we have found it. With a meticulous modern design and striking avant-garde exterior, this new member of the MGallery Collection will change the landscape of Pattaya.” Tulip Group CEO Kobi Elbaz was hopeful “that this will be just one of many properties that we will work on together, I am convinced that this hotel will be one of the

most exciting to be built in Pattaya.” MGallery is a collection of high-end hotels inspired by one of the three themes: Heritage, Signature or Serenity. Hotels under the Heritage theme are accommodations with origins filled with history; Signature hotels offer an aesthetic universe, with a style and personality inspired by a visionary, and Serenity hotels offer a serene, relaxing refuge in a natural or urban retreat. Waterfront Pattaya Hotel will be under the Signature theme. The 50-storey Waterfront Suites and Residence, still under construction, already has changed the Pattaya skyline, reaching high above the iconic Pattaya sign. Tulip Group has five condominium projects and six upscale hotels under construction, working with local and international hotel operators such as Centara Hotels & Resorts, Accor, Golden Tulip Hotels, and Red Sea Group.


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

Notarization of Documents What is notarization? Notarization or notarial act is the official fraud-deterrent process of examining, certifying and record-keeping performed by a notary public or notarial services attorney that solidifies the important document as trustworthy. It is a requirement of many countries that personal or commercial documents originating from or signed in another country to be notarized before they can be officially used or before they can be legally recognized. Once notarized, a document will have more legal credibility.

• Attestation of ID such as passport / driver’s license • Authentication of title deeds • Administrating an oath and affirmation • Testimony and oath and affirmation (affidavit) • Attestation of address • Confirmation of birth certificate • Certification of translations • Verification of documents • Power of attorney • Witnessing contracts and other related documents

Why are we being asked to notarize certain documents? It is an assurance by a duly appointed and unbiased notary public that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without coercion or intimidation. A notary certifies that the person signing the document is who they claim to be and that they signed the document in front of a notarial services attorney.

What documents normally require notarization? Examples of documents commonly notarized are passports, bank statements, land title deeds, contracts, power of attorney, applications for international visa, etc.

What is a notary public or notarial services attorney? A notary public is a person of integrity who is appointed to act as an impartial witness to the signing of an important transaction and to perform a notarial act which validates the transaction. A notary’s primary purpose is to prevent fraud and forgery by requiring the personal presence of the signer and satisfactorily identifying the signer. In Thailand, unlike other countries, only lawyers/attorneys are given the authority to function as notarial services attorneys through the regulations of the Lawyers Council. For an attorney in Thailand to become a notarial services attorney, he must pass a special legal training course from the Lawyers Council in order to get a notary’s license or attestation. What are the functions of a notarial services attorney? A notarial services attorney may execute the following functions: • Attestation of signature • Certifying true copy of documents

Is notarization required by law? Yes, it is required for many documents. Certain affidavits, real estate deeds and other documents may not be legally binding unless they are duly notarized. How do I get my document notarized? Be sure to take an unsigned document to the notary as you will be required to sign them in front of the notarial services attorney. You will be asked to present your original proof of identification with photo and signature such as passport or other government issued ID. Your document shall be signed and marked with a stamp or seal to indicate that the signature is legitimate and it wasn’t somebody else pretending as you. Aside from the notary signature, what particular details must be supplied by the notarial services attorney? Be sure to check that the document has been marked with a seal or stamp. The notation must correctly identify the date and place of notarization, the full name, title, certificate validity date, and license number of the notarial services attorney. Does notarization mean that a document and its content are accurate or legal? Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of the content of the documents they notarize as notaries merely certify the identity of signers and has no obligation to verify a document’s content. The signers are responsible for the content of their documents. May a notary refuse to serve people? Notaries should not refuse to serve anyone because of religion, nationality or lifestyle. A notarial services attorney is only required by law to refuse service to anyone if they have a good reason to suspect fraud and the signer cannot reasonably prove his or her identity and general competence. Can a document with blank spaces be notarized? A blank line is an invitation for fraud. Prior to notarization, documents should be entirely completed except for the space intended for the signature of the bearer as the document must be signed in front of the notarial services attorney.

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Are Portfolio Bonds right for you? If you haven’t heard of portfolio bonds, chances are it’s only because you haven’t spoken to a financial adviser. Simply defined, they are structures within which multiple savings and investment solutions can be housed. They are also referred to as “wrappers,” because all your investment choices are basically “wrapped up” inside the one account. Portfolio bonds are available from leading, well-known financial institutions. Within these secure structures you can hold virtually any asset that’s not physical property. Pros and cons of portfolio bonds The potential benefits and disadvantages of these bonds depend on an individual’s circumstances, and anyone contemplating their options should certainly take expert advice. However, let’s start with the pros of portfolio bonds: Pros: • Because anti-money laundering and “know your customer” due diligence only has to be done once when you establish the portfolio bond, from then on you can swap and change how you invest very easily. This avoids a great deal of red tape, which can have time- and stress-saving benefits. • As you can hold such a wide array of assets within a portfolio bond, you have maximum investment choice and maximum portfolio diversification benefits. • An individual’s portfolio bond should be personally tailored to suit their investment objectives, risk profile and financial goals. What’s more, you can maintain such a structure for as long as you like; they are not close-ended. • You can start, stop or alter income, as required. • Accordingly, portfolio bonds can be utilized by those seeking an income from their investments, or those concentrating on capital growth. • Administrative simplicity. Usually a fax or email dealing form is sufficient to move and change how and where your money is invested. • Wrappers can be as near as 100 percent secure as exists, with no tax deducted from capital or income withdrawals for those UK nationals who are non-resident for tax purposes and many other expatriates not resident in their home country. • Portfolio bonds have been heavily utilized by those expatriates adversely affected by the European Savings Tax Directive (chiefly, they can help you avoid being signed up to either automatic exchange of information about your savings income between your country of residence and your home country) or withholding tax. • For Britons considering moving back to the UK one day, it is possible to take five percent income tax-free for 20 years from a portfolio bond–meaning that expats who repatriate aren’t necessarily caught out by their assets offshore. • Due to the scale of their operations, institutional discounts are available through some portfolio bond providers offering significant savings on management fees normally charged by major investment houses on individual investors. • Bonds can also form the investment vehicle inside an ‘offshore trust’. Because the above list identifies a great number of potential positives, it’s easy to see why so many of these bonds have been taken up by expatriates. However, there are downsides to portfolio bonds that should not be overlooked. Cons: • If you’re likely to need access to over 90 percent of your underlying assets in the short-term, you should not opt for a portfolio bond. • There is an additional layer of charging with a portfolio bond that you wouldn’t be subjected to if you held the wrapped assets individually, i.e., you have to pay for the management and maintenance of the portfolio bond structure. • Depending on where the assets are invested within the wrapper (market related holdings), the value of a portfolio bond and any income taken from it can go down as well as up and may not be guaranteed; meaning you may not get back all the money you invested. • There are minimum limits on the amount of money you need to have to invest within portfolio bonds. Generally that figure is £50,000 or currency equivalent. Who can benefit from, and who should avoid, portfolio bonds? Because the above list of benefits is extensive, it’s easy to understand why so many Expatriate Financial Advisers hold Portfolio Bonds in high regard. And yes, they may well be beneficial for you. However, there are circumstances that may make them inappropriate. Ensure you consider your tax status including residency, the charges associated with a portfolio bond and keep back any short-term requirement for capital, prior to opting for one of these solutions. Taking expert financial advice is key to ensuring the decision is right for you and your investments. Extracts from an article by Rhiannon Davies. Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising international investors and expatriates, both onshore UK, and offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in wealth protection services, offshore trusts, QROPS UK Pension Transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor made investment solutions for individuals around the world. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage/insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for expatriates and international investors only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Property

Phoenix Rising! In my last article titled the ‘Phoenix Effect’ we took a good look at the residential development of homes today inside the Phoenix Golf Club and as a result of the ‘Phoenix Effect’ the residential development of homes we are seeing today surrounding the Phoenix Golf Club. It is quite amazing just how much activity there really is and now the Phoenix Golf Club itself is going through some very big and very exciting development as well. I mentioned in my last article ‘Phoenix Effect’ that I would be presenting the latest news about the Phoenix Golf Club and its new owner. I must admit, being in the real estate business here on the Eastern Seaboard, and particularly with my wife Khun Supap and I having lived at the Phoenix Golf Club for almost nine years now, the rumors that have been flying around for well over a year now have been interesting to say the least. I can remember over the years when from time to time the news would surface that there was ‘someone’ or a ‘group’ looking at the golf course with the intent to purchase it and there would be all kinds of gossip about who it or they were and what they were going to do with Phoenix. There have been so many Thai’s and even big names in the international golf scene that have been identified in the past as purchasers and in fact I can remember when the world-famous female champion tennis player Chris Evert’s well known husband John Lloyd was supposed to be so very close to purchasing the Phoenix Golf Club just a few years back. So after many years of rumors and gossip the Phoenix Golf Club has finally been sold by its caretaker bankers at the Siam Commercial Bank, and there is a new owner. As there has been so much misinformation over many years I know that even to this day many throughout the area have heard many different versions of what has happened leading up to the sale and who the real new owner is. No more mystery as I will do my best to introduce the new owner of the Phoenix Golf Club and their plans to make the Phoenix Golf Club one of the top golf courses in the area under its new name the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. The new owner of the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club is Chanya Sawangchit who is the chief executive officer, chairman

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

of the executive board and vice chairman of the board of directors of P. Overseas Steel Public Company Ltd, which was established in 1984 and is involved with the trading of construction materials, steel and cement, as well as brick blocks to a vast number of Thailand’s major projects, supplying them with ready mixed concrete under the brand name “POC Concrete”. As a Thailand-based trading company, the P. Overseas Steel Public Co., Ltd has been involved with many of Thailand’s major high profile construction and development projects as a supplier of their construction steel, cement and concrete and has grown to a combined annual sales of five billion baht (5,000,000,000 baht) or more, which shows very clearly that Chanya Sawangchit and her companies and subsidiaries have certainly gained the confidence and the trust of Thailand’s most prestigious construction companies. Including her original company, P. Overseas Steel Public Co., Ltd., Chanya also has its two subsidiaries, P. Overseas International Group Co., Ltd. and P.O.C. Concrete Co., Ltd., and also within her network she has P. Overseas Golden Land, Ltd., Adler Overseas Limited, Ltd., Phoenix Portland’s West Development Co., Ltd., and most recently the P.O.C. Phoenix Golf & Country Club Pattaya Co. and the Phoenix Golf & Country Club Pattaya Co., Ltd. Over the past 30 years now and through her many companies, Chanya Sawangchit has definitely proved herself to be a pioneer and innovator in the trade of construction materials of all types. The long list of her accomplishments includes some of the greatest and most well known projects in Thailand’s construction sector including the likes of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Ring Road, MRT Purple Line and Red Line, Double Track Railway Line Project, Bangna-Bangpakong Expressway, Donmuang Toll Way, Phra Nang Klao Bridge including various main roads in Bangkok and its perimeters, Government Complex, S C B Park, Fashion Island Shopping Center, All Seasons Place Building, Land & House, Ministry of Sciences, Ministry of Commerce, Raimon Land Projects, Central World, Suphalai Place, Central Rama II, Central Festival Phuket and Chang Cylon Patong, Phuket. It was just last year that Chanya Sawangchit began the process of purchasing the Phoenix Golf Course in Pattaya, and the

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Hot Golf Magazine recently published the Phoenix Golf Club’s purchase price to have been a staggering 1,600,000,000 baht (1.6 billion baht). Chanya Sawangchit is certainly not a stranger to the Thai media as this last February she was on the Thai national news for having made a Government Housing Bank deposit of 200 million baht in an effort to help Thailand’s rice farmers, and last week (May 25) she was summoned to meet with top military officials as they worked towards reconcilement via the cooperation of Thailand’s top political, educational and industrial figures. A very busy woman she is, but that has not stopped Chanya Sawangchit for one second of time as she started pouring money into her new acquisition even before the final papers had been signed and money transferred. As far back as last summer I can remember the installation of millions of baht in Nong Nooch Garden trees and flowers and a completely new entrance was first on the books as the residents there and golfers began to realize that ‘something had happened!’ Since then Chanya Sawangchit has completed the Ocean Side course with a total course makeover and the Lakeside course and Mountain course are now underway and to be completed in the coming couple of months. More than 200 new golf carts were

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

recently purchased, and several exciting Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club tournaments already have been scheduled and under way such as the Singha TAT Pattaya Golf Festival 2014, every first Saturday of the month starting Saturday May 3, 2014, with a special awards dinner after the final round at The Phoenix Gold on Oct. 4, 2014, the third Leg of the Chonburi Golf Paradise event will be held at the Phoenix Gold on July 25, 2014. Phoenix Gold will also be a venue for the 12th Mercedes-Benz Junior Golf Championships during June 11-13, 2014, with the practice round taking place on June 10, 2014. Finally, from October 27 to November 2, 2014, the Phoenix Gold course will be closed for the 2014 Singha Classic, All Thailand Golf Tour. There will be golf professionals from all over the world enjoying the brand new Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club courses. So, as you can see, Chanya Sawangchit has wasted no time in getting the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club out from the ashes and into a leading position as one of Thailand’s top golf clubs. In my next article I will introduce the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club’s new managing director/general manager and share his visions. Like a Phoenix out of the ashes, the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club is quickly taking its position as one of Thailand’s truly great golf courses.

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

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


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GM Outlook

Wining, Dining and Cruising Naklua’s Soi 12 has many treasures in store for the visitor, not least the legendary allwood Sanctuary of Truth, but for lovers of fine food and wine it contains the biggest joy of all. The Wine Cellar, opened in 2004, is certainly both unique and cool. The term cool, by the way, reflects the constant temperature of 21 degrees in consideration of the huge wine stock.

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es the menu is unique both in content and quality. The first impression is of the cold delicatessen counter just inside the entrance with its mouth-watering display of European cheeses, prosciuttos, salamis and cured meats. Many in-the-know customers of the restaurant order as an appetizer the cheese and cold cuts platter which comes at a very reasonable 295 baht for 100 gr. But there are soups and salads galore, not to mention the squid rings with tartare sauce or the foie gras with mango chutney and bread. At this point we chatted with Roger Leuzinger, a 45-year old Swiss entrepreneur, who is the branch manager of The Wine Cellar as well as occupying the wider title of country manager (Eastern Seaboard)

for Food com (Thailand), a major player in the wine wholesale and retail business in Thailand. The still youthful Roger has an amazing career background for a successful restaurateur, beginning his working life at the tender age of 17 as a chimney sweep and moving progressively through the ranks as a train driver, an engineer in heating solutions, a computer solutions director, a realtor in Ko Samui, a hotel resident manager and the general manager at Pattaya’s prestigious eatery Indian by Nature. “I have been here at The Wine Cellar since December 2012 and the key to a successful restaurant is very simple – excellent food and wine and an anticipation of what your guests expect.” Although the restaurant is not unduly large (but has al fresco facilities on the terrace), the decor and the layout give the clear indication of top

All in One!

Naklua’s Wine Cellar is a Real Gem by Barry Kenyon

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GM Outlook It’s very simple: excellent food and wine and an anticipation of what your guests expect. Roger Leuzinger Country Manager, Food com (Thailand) - Eastern Seaboard

quality in both food and drink. The display of 500 choices of bottled wine, with an emphasis on Italian and Swiss products, certainly lives up to the well-chosen name of this establishment. Although the company sells wine to many hotels and restaurants on a wholesale basis, customers individually are able to purchase their personal choice too. One suspects too that Roger has a secret weapon in his wife Nidnoi who is a partner in The Wine Cellar and as hardworking and devoted as her husband. Incidentally, optional membership of The Wine Cellar costs only 1,000 baht which includes a free bottle of selected wine and enables the purchaser’s table to wine and dine with a 10 percent discount, 20 percent on your birthday, which has to be one of the finest deals around in Pattaya quality restaurants. This is an ideal venue to choose new and emerging wines and estates from all over the world. Anyway back to the menu. There’s pasta of various kinds, the finest Australian steaks and lamb chops, seafood and several chef’s specials which include Veal “Olma” sausage, Zurich style sliced pork and the very popular Veal Schnitzel Vienna Style. If you are fond of Cordon Bleu, you’ll find several ways of enjoying this dish by choosing from chicken, pork, veal or a selection from 16 cold cuts and cheeses for a truly 5-star personal selection. The top house special

Roger with his wife Nidnoi

here is the renowned fondue in four varieties, including the hot-melted Swiss Cheese Fondue which is, of course, the Swiss national dish and served at your table with bread. There is also a small Thai menu for those preferring this cuisine. The Wine Cellar is currently number three in the Trip Advisor league of over 500 Pattaya restaurants and just recently has been awarded Certificate of Excelllence for 2014. “I never put any kind of pressure whatsoever on customers to send in a review,” says Roger, “although I know that strategy is not unheard of on the social media.” There are currently 43 Trip Advisor reviews of the Wine Cellar. They are overwhelmingly positive and, it’s fair to say, represent a true image of a top-notch restaurant. Of course, the best way to test it is to book a table real soon! Food com (Thailand) Company Limited also has partnership with an Ice-Party-Catamaran, a 67-foot vessel designed to accommodate on short voyages large groups, up to 55 persons, for corporate functions and private parties. It has no rival service anywhere in Pattaya or Jomtien and offers great comfort and surroundings, complete with 3 bars, 2 dance floors and the best sound system afloat in the area. The Volvo Penta inboard engines provide the power to get around Pattaya’s islands quickly and smoothly. Packages include staff outings or conferences, charity fundraising, family holidays, wedding cruises, anniversaries, college or university graduation and even a model photoshoot. Catamaran Ice is currently presenting a Booze Cruise every Saturday with boarding at 2 pm on Naklua pier for only 990 baht (over18s only). There are unlimited beer and cocktails. More information and bookings on 038 225 215. The Wine Cellar restaurant is open from 9 am to 10 pm (closed on Sundays). Bookings on 038 226 054.


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Articles for Sale

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Business Opportunities

(ptmbo-p2113) Shophouse for Sale near Soi Town in Town. 3 floors with floor area of 23 square meter, 2 rooms. Contact Mr. Somyos 086-797-6679. (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

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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) S k y Vi e w P e n t h o u s e Restaurant for Sale/ Lease: Stunning views of Pattaya and Jomtien Bay Decorated in Vietnamese and French Style. 500 sqm Rent 45k THB p/m. SALE PRICE: 4,950,000 THB includes everything please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com French Restaurant for Sale/Lease: Established 11 years in the same location in Jomtien rent 25K THB p/m. 6 year lease. Sale Price: 3,950,000 THB includes everything please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com (ptmpt-bo00)For Sale or Lease. 23 Nice Two Room Apartments located in 3 buildings on a one rai land parcel in a very central location south Pattaya. Within 5 min walking distance to Walking Street, however still a quiet and secure area. For more info contact 081 9099098, No agents please GUESTHOUSE - Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 300,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com B E A C H F R O N T R E S TA U R A N T – Na JomtienIn a great beachfront location this popular restaurant with

living accommodation above and rooms to rent is offered for sale with 3 years remaining on the lease. Seating for more than 20 with bar, refrigerators, cooler, commercial kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and great sea views. Monthly rent is just 16,000 Bt. For Sale Leasehold: 750,000 Bt. Website Ref: BUSS031. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@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

(ptmafr-r1413) A R O M D E E APARTMENTS, quiet, clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/Ac rooms for rent start from 4000, baht monthly. Free Wi-Fi, Cable-TV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 h laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking distance of Big C, Tesco Lotus, and BKK Bus Station North Pattaya. Phone Thai/Eng.: 082-304-3907, Phone Norwegian/Eng.: 087-329-0300, Office/ Fax: 038-370-861 Web: www.aromdeeapartments. c o m E m a i l : a ro m d e e a p a r t m e n t @ hotmail.com

Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-o1813)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. 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 (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

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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) 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)


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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) 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)

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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 (Thai 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) 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

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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 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

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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 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,

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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

Pool Villas for Rent

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

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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-s2113)Pratumnak Hill – Khiang Talay Only 200m from the beach. Good deal – condo 42 sqm. Terrace balcony, new kitchen. All convenient – swimming pool, fitness, 24hrs security. Price 1.3M Contact 080-772-7717 (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. comwww.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious

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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 Centara Avenue Residence - A stylish top floor 30 sqm studio in these new exclusive hotel and residence buildings located in the heart of the city due for completion end of 2014, early 2015. Superbly finished with European kitchen, luxurious bathroom, fitted wardrobes, balcony, communal pool, fitness, CCTV, 24/7 security, key card entry and just minutes away from the night life, shopping malls. For Sale: 2.35m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS783. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 10.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5559) Beautiful Apartment with Sea Views! Selling Price 12.6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 135 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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 and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at

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(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 Jomtien Beach Condo (A) New Renovated Corner Unit Condo 1 Bed / 1 Bath with Sea View, 75 Sqm. Fully furnished 3.690.000 THB. (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email: bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com The Cliff PhratamnakCorner 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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View Talay 1A – Nice studio 32 Sqm. On Top 15 th floor with sea view, fully furnished for rent 12,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Paradise Park(Jomtien) – Brand New Condo 1 Bed 1 Bath, 36 Sqm. Fully furnished, Large communal pool, restaurant, gym, 11,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) 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

(ptmlfs-t2113)Urgent! Land for sale 193 square wah in Central Pattaya Soi 14, next to All Seasons Hotel and Pattaya Chalet Village. Contact owner Khun Somyos directly at 081-797-6679

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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) 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 Golf course Area! Selling Price is 15.8 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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

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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 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 084 158 0785 (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. Audi A4 1.8 Automatic 1996. Colour Red, 17” BBS Genuine alloy wheels, C.D., alarm. Excellent all round condition. Thai owner. Only 126,000 baht. Call 086-820-2577, 086-3836853

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Snap Judgment The future of plastic bags (Carleton Hobbs writes:) Two million single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every minute of every day. It’s a staggering total of about one trillion bags annually. Many of them are used only for several minutes–transporting supermarket purchases to the car for example, but the petroleum resources used in their making will be with us for hundreds of years. It is no exaggeration to say that plastic has taken over our lives. It certainly has its plus features, such as making vehicles more fuel-efficient, but the downside is truly titanic. Mass production of disposable materials fills up landfills, disfigures the seas, and kills wildlife both on land and in the oceans. Nothing symbolizes our throwaway mentality in contemporary society better than the plastic bag. Can anything be done? Yes, of course. As far back as 1993 Denmark passed a law to tax the use of plastic bags which was reflected in higher prices in the supermarket. As a result, use of bags dropped by 60 percent in the initial phase. Ireland now has a plastic bag tax on consumers which has resulted in a 90 percent decline in usage. In fact, the Irish tax is said to be so popular that any party threatening to abolish it would suffer electoral damage. Many other European countries are introducing compulsory surcharges for customers wanting to use plastic bags. The European Union is demanding that all member states reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent before 2019. In the North Sea, the stomachs of 94 percent of all

dead birds examined contain plastic. Plastic bags are commonly found in the bodies of endangered species such as turtles and albatrosses. Entanglement in and ingestion of marine litter remains deadly in all the oceans. The desire to protect whales off the Tasmanian coast has led to Australia’s first plastic bag ban. More than half the country’s states and territories have now followed suit. Elsewhere, on land, congested plastic bags have contributed to flooding in Bangladesh and the Philippines. In Kenya people have contracted malaria as they attempt to remove plastic bags clogging up the drains. In South Africa, plastic bags caught on bushes and shrubs have become so common that many people call them the “new national flower”. In some African countries, up to 70 percent of the deaths of cattle are a direct result of plastic bag ingestion. In the United States, 133 anti-bag regulations have been passed. The Chicago city council voted a bag ban in April 2014. Dallas and Washington are among those local authorities that charge up to 10 cents (about 3 baht) for each plastic or paper bag, a move brought about by environmental concerns for river pollution. It follows that there is increasing awareness that use of disposable bags contains a major cost to society as well as being wasteful to an enormous degree. Most people would agree that the best use of resources means reusing or recycling materials. Plastic bags, by contrast, are designed to be thrown away very quickly indeed. It’s a waste the world simply cannot afford.

air just as in the past. This also is true of those holding doubleor multiple-entry tourist or non-immigrant visas issued by Thai embassies or consulates worldwide. The new regulation affects only those foreigners without any of the above visas.

All matters below refer to the recent changes in 30and 15-day stamps on arrival at Thai land border posts. See also Editorial (Snap Judgment) this issue. Q: What exactly do the changes mean? A: Foreigners without a prior visa will no longer be able to enter Thailand by land border posts as often as they like. The Immigration Bureau says it is cracking down on back-toback visa runners because it believes they are often not genuine tourists. In the future, foreigners seeking a stamp on arrival at land borders are likely to be quizzed about their holiday schedule, financial status, and plans to leave Thailand at the end of their vacation. The maximum allowed is three land border entries in succession, but the questioning may start before that. Thus there is an element of officer discretion in the new rules, a big one actually.

Q: Do the new regulations cover entry at a Thai airport? A: Anyone can be questioned by Immigration staff, but it seems that a similar restriction will be imposed on foreigners without a prior visa from August 13. So it looks like the squeeze is on to prevent so-called tourists without a prior visa “living” in Thailand. Immigration commanders have stated that people wishing to reside here – whether as retirees, aliens married to a Thai, working legitimately, or as genuine students must have the appropriate visa in advance. Those wanting to stay longer than a few weeks as genuine tourists can apply for a 60-day tourist visa at Thai embassies and consulates worldwide. Q: Is it true that some foreigners without a prior visa get 30 days while others only 15 days? Why is this? A: Yes. The rules vary from nationality to nationality. For example Brits, Russians and Americans receive 30 days both at airports and land borders. Other countries, however, receive 30 days at the airport but only 15 at a land crossing. Still others receive 15 days no matter how they enter. These stamps on arrival can be extended once for seven days at a Thai Immigration office; that is not changing.

Q: I have read that the government believes that some visa runners are criminals. What evidence do they have for this accusation? A: To be fair, this has been claimed in the past. There was a not dissimilar crackdown in 2006 which lasted just several months. Immigration commanders this time have pointed to the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 as at least two passengers may have boarded with fake documentation. Also some arrests of late, especially for ATM fraud, have been of foreigners on short visas or stamps on arrival. This is not to say that all foreigners on one-year visas are necessarily model guests of the Kingdom!

Q: I have heard rumors that Immigration staff are actually refusing to let some foreigners leave Thailand. What is this about? A: That’s not really correct. But Immigration officers have been warning some foreigners with 30- or 15-day stamps on arrival that they may be stranded in, say, Myanmar or Cambodia, if they leave Thailand. This is because many border posts do not have a Thai consulate or visa-issuing office where foreigners may apply for a prior visa. Hence these foreigners could be stranded. Instead, the Immigration officer usually will provide a one-week extension but it is then the visitor’s responsibility to leave Thailand and ask to return only when they have obtained a prior visa.

Q: I have a retirement visa. Do the new restrictions apply to me? A: No. Holders of one-year visas of any kind, provided they have a valid re-entry permit, can return to Thailand by land or

Q: Is the new policy permanent? A: Well, that’s the million dollar question. Nobody knows. If the policy changes or becomes more lax, I will let you all know immediately.

Running away from visas Just about everyone agrees that immigration stuff is the subject dearest to the hearts of expats in Thailand. That, of course, is why the social media and the newspapers are full of actual or alleged information, updates, etc. But the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok has confirmed that there is indeed a visa crackdown under way. So what’s it all about? Thailand has traditionally been lax about immigration controls, partly in a long-standing policy to boost tourist numbers at any price and partly because the country’s long borders with neighboring countries have led to an inevitably porous situation. But the immigration computers are getting more sophisticated and, subject to cash injection, will soon be able to handle fingerprints as well. Incidentally, immigration computers in Cambodia have been doing that for several years, so it’s hardly a big deal. Thai Immigration chiefs say that the purpose of the recent crackdown is to prevent foreigners who are not genuine tourists from obtaining back-to-back, walk-in entry stamps simply by visiting a Thai border post. The argument goes that there are too many foreigners who are working illegally in Thailand, especially as teachers or in real estate, travel or the food industry; these foreigners are not paying taxes and are depriving Thais of work. Russians, South Koreans and Filipinos have been particularly highlighted in official statements, although the rules can apply to any nationality. So this particular crackdown is about pseudo-tourists. It is not about foreigners who have prior, multiple and still-valid tourist or non immigrant visas issued by a Thai embassy or consulate. Nor is it about the holders of one-year visas, including retirees, aliens married to Thais, those with work permits, and those genuinely studying Thai in a recognized school. But we should note in passing that these latter categories also offer scope for investigation. Not all holders of retirement visas are genuinely retired, and some men and women claiming to be studying Thai don’t ever seem to progress. Given that a further visa clarification in expected in midAugust, we can expect to hear more about “insincere” one-year visas later in the year. Maybe. The question arises as to why the crackdown should be now. After all, Thailand is rather short of tourists at the moment. Some suggestions are plain silly such as the idea that the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 has caused Thai Immigration to worry about fake passports, or the notion that border officials were bored and wanted more arguments to spice up their lives. Hardly, although both tales have been given prominence in the social media. The most likely explanation is that there hasn’t been a big shake-up in visa rules since 2006 and the current political stalemate has provided a good opportunity for the Bureau to use its initiative. Recent, negative press reports on foreigners involved in credit card fraud and boiler-house schemes may also have prompted some official action. Whether the current crackdown will last is a moot point. Previous crackdowns have tended to be vigorously policed only for a month or two. Cynics will say that money lies behind the current move as more people will need to obtain expensive visas at Thai embassies and consulates abroad. It is also true that, even now, the policy of discouraging back-to-back entry stamps is not uniform across all border posts. Thai officers at the Myanmar crossing points are being a lot stricter than those at the Cambodian, Malaysian or Laotian posts. If this remains true for another month or so, it will fuel the belief that this is not a serious endeavor after all. In broader terms, it is the whole of Thailand’s immigration policy which needs revision. The requirement for foreign residents to report their address every 90 days in practice achieves nothing except to provide a source of revenue if people forget. Retirement visas don’t even allow holders to do voluntary work--in stark contrast to the similar visas in Malaysia which do permit foreign residents to do some meaningful activity without fear of arrest and deportation. Thai work-permit regulations are the most complex and bureaucratic in the region and need updating in the 21st century, especially in view of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community. What Thailand actually requires is a wholesale review of visa rules across the board which takes into account that we are living in the second decade of the 21st century of an increasinglycomputerized world. Tinkering with a small part of the system is hardly the best way forward.


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Recent Race Updates: 2014 F1 News: Nico Rosberg wins back-to-back Monaco Gran Prix’s, 2013 and 2014, the first driver to do so since Ayrton Senna. Rosberg held the lead flag to flag and produced his 2nd win of the year and takes the points lead over Lewis Hamilton who finished 2nd in the race. Upcoming Race: Jun 06-08 Canadian GP, Montreal www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 NASCAR News: “Double Down” Las Vegas Resident and full-time NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has made another historic racing moment, by racing in the INDY 500 and the Coca Cola 600 all on the same day. As of this report Busch finished 40th in the Coca Cola 600, (Jimmie Johnson finished 1st) and Bushed finished 6th in the Indy 500. He started 12th at the INDY 500 and quite a feat for any athlete. This will be known one of the most successful driver feats in history; to start both races and complete at least one all on the same day! Total miles = 1100 miles or whopping 1760 kilometers (that’s 6 round trips by car from Pattaya to Bangkok and back in less than 12 hours) Upcoming Races: Jun 01 D over International Speedway Jun 08 P ocono Raceway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 Indy Car News: Formerly an IndyCar driver, Ryan Hunter Ray wins the 98th running of the INDY 500 and now becomes a racing legend sensation overnight. Congratulations to team owner Michael Andretti and Honda™ on their win, coming all the way from the 19th position at the start. Now here comes the traditional milk for the winner. Upcoming Races: Jun 01 C hevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit - Race 2 (Detroit, Michigan) Jun 07 F irestone 600 (Fort Worth, Texas) www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 MotoGP: A frantic first lap at the Lemans GP saw Marc Marquez drop from pole to tenth place, before the world champion fought back up the order to take the lead from Valentino Rossi just before the halfway stage, and take 1st place for the race. Upcoming Race: Jun 01 I taly MotoGP Jun 15 C atalunya 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

Bunker Boys at The Ranch Plutuluang (Navy) G.C. (West and North courses) Stableford This was our first visit of the year to the Navy course because we tend to avoid playing here in high season, due to previous bad experiences with organizational issues when the course is busy. The current low season green fee offers good value. We elected to play the West and North courses, which are probably the more challenging of the four nines here. The course was surprisingly quiet and the weather was sunny with a gentle breeze, so conditions were almost perfect to reacquaint ourselves with this popular venue. Our three groups were able to tee off immediately and the leading group soon disappeared into the distance with no golfers ahead of them throughout the round. The course was in excellent condition and even the usually slow greens were running at reasonable pace. Tony Robbins reveled in the conditions to produce his best round for quite some time, scoring 24 points on the front nine and coming back to the clubhouse with an unbeatable score of 41 points. Second and third places were decided on a count-back with in-form golfer Thomas Nyborg edging out Geoff Parker. Robbins completed a fine round by taking three of the near- pin prizes with only Dave Keats preventing him from making a clean sweep of the day’s prizes. Results: 1st Tony Robbins hcp. 14) 41 points 2nd Thomas Nyborg (hcp. 18) 36 points 3rd Geoff Parker (hcp. 13) 36 points Near Pins: Dave Keats and Tony Robbins (3) Laem Chabang G.C. (A and B courses) Stableford A rare visit for us to this excellent course designed by Jack Nicklaus, taking advantage of the discounted green fee as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. We elected to play off the blue tees, which with a course distance of 6,578 yards is nearest to our standard distance of 6,500 yards. This proved to be a tough decision as several players struggled to reach the fairway on the first hole. The weather was almost perfect with

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sunny skies and a freshening breeze. The fairways were lush, although the greens showed signs of recent sanding and were running slower than expected. The course was surprisingly quiet, and our three groups completed the round in double quick time taking full advantage of the compulsory buggies. It was always going to be a challenging day’s golf and in the event Thomas Nyborg was the only player to play to his handicap, recording his fourth win of the month which gives him a commanding lead in the race for the Golfer of the Month title. Geoff Cox took second place ahead of Ken Davidson, who was playing the final game of his visit before returning to the U.K. Although many players struggled to record a respectable score, everyone agreed that they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play on what is truly a championship course. Results: 1st Thomas Nyborg (hcp. 18) 36 points 2nd Geoff Cox (hcp. 15) 35 points 3rd Ken Davidson (hcp. 21) 31 points Only two near pins were hit: Geoff Cox and Gerry Cooney. Treasure Hill G.C. (Stableford) It was the morning after the military coup and your scribe sat drinking coffee with Buff at The Ranch, wondering how many intrepid souls would venture out for a game of golf under martial law, or would they prefer to stay indoors watching the army version of TV. We managed to scrape a small group together and headed off up the 331 not really quite knowing what to expect. We arrived at the course to find no tanks in the car park (and hardly any cars either). When we signed in we discovered there were only seven other golfers on the course. We decided to play off the yellow tees and set off at our leisure in bright sunny weather. The course was in great condition. All the recent work on the surrounds of the greens has now fully bedded in and the greens (bar two which were scruffy) were in good shape. A consequence of the new surrounds is that several of the greens are significantly smaller than previous, so what has always been a difficult course is now even more demanding. With no other

golfers in sight we moved at a good pace until we eventually caught up with a group ahead of us on the 12th hole. They were so surprised to see us that they waved us through immediately. Geoff Parker produced the best score of the day, including a chip-in birdie from the greenside bunker on the handicap first hole, while Thomas Nyborg fell apart on the final two holes and had to be content with second place. Results: 1st Geoff Parker (hcp. 13) 34 points 2nd Thomas Nyborg (hcp. 18) 30 points 3rd Tore Eliassen (hcp. 17) 28 points The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society that plays out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station opposite the Buffalo Bar). We play three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). If you enjoy a fun day out and a friendly but competitive golf competition, why not come and join us? We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation. New players are always welcome. Contact Buff (086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663) for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website: www.bunkersociety. com.

PSC 132nd Monthly Golf Tournament

Nico Rosberg crosses the finish line first at Monaco GP 2014

Indy 500: Starting grid for 2014 Pole Speed 231.067 MPH www.thailandsuperseries.net Photo credit to Crash.net Bobby Brooks™ Follow me on Twitter: @racebobby

Eastern Star Golf Club Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham decided that this month’s tournament would be different. It was a ‘two ball better ball – Stableford’ at Eastern Star with a shotgun start at 12 noon followed by the presentation and buffet in the clubhouse. With pre-payment the

registration was quick and many had time for a word with Joe and Nigel before play began. There were 78 players signed up and all arrived at their allotted tees in time for the hooter to start the tournament The course was in fine condition with speedy greens, and the weather hot and sunny – well TIT!

Just a little over 4 hours and the players returned with their cards for Joe to calculate the results. It became obvious very quickly that the ladies enjoyed this form of competition for they were involved in winning many prizes. The top pair with 49 points was an unusual pairing of Bryan Neal and Usa Phaohom as

Bryan’s other half - Ning was recovering in hospital. Runners up with 47 points were the delightful ladies Orn Kanasaengsri and Chop Daprakhon. As soon as players had showered the buffet was available together with excellent drink service. Presentation time – Nigel called order and introduced Joe Mooneyham – Joe expressed his appreciation to all of today’s competitors and for the help from Nigel and William and the PSC office staff. Nigel then announced the winners and Joe presented the prizes. Lucky draw followed and both names on the card received a prize. The next PSC monthly is scheduled for Friday June 20th at Pleasant Valley.


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Tips & Advice QUICK TIP

Got some leftover hair conditioner or a brand you bought but didn’t like when you tried it on your hair? Use it to shave your legs. Hair conditioner is less expensive than shaving cream, allows an effortless shave, and leaves your legs really smooth. (Works great on women’s legs too.) Top to Bottom Dear Andy, You recently provided some advice to a reader about painting his cabinet doors. I have saved that information for when I finish installing my cabinets. Which leads me to my question for you: Where do I start? Literally. I don’t know if I should install the bottom cabinets first or the top ones. What do you advise? Dan Normally, Dan, you would start by installing the upper cabinets and those that are in the most visual corner. Higher Power We installed ventilating units in our kitchen and bathroom a couple of months ago and now find that we have a higher power bill--about 20 percent higher. Do vent fans use that much energy? Nothing else has been changed in our home. Donald Ventilating systems of course consume some electricity, but not an inordinate amount; 20 percent is inordinate. I suspect that your higher power bill stems from greater use of your air conditioner. What happens is your new ventilating fans expel cool air from your home. Consequently, your air conditioners are forced to operate longer and at higher levels to maintain comfortable temperatures. Thus, the air conditioning units are using more energy and driving up your power bill. To counter this pattern, limit your use of ventilation fans to when you are using the bathroom and/or the stove. Otherwise, turn off the fans. Bored of the Flies I own a ground floor condo that is plagued by small black flies, lots of them. It’s been going on now for more than a month, beginning around Songkran. We spray every night and clean up in the morning, leave the doors open all day to let fresh air pass through, but to no avail. Within a day or two they are all over the place, and we start all over again. We are bored of the

problem and at our wits end as to what to do next. My family is coming in two weeks and we need to resolve this problem quickly. Hope you can help in some way. Stewart Flying insects (gnats, mosquitoes, fruit flies, etc.) are attracted by food sources—usually household waste and food particles left on counters, in the sink, or on the floor during food preparation and even while cleaning kitchen counters and utensils. The main culprits, generally speaking, are peelings and rotting food, vegetables and fruit. So begin your next war of the flies by cleaning up all peelings, thoroughly washing counters, sinks, rubbish bins, etc., and put all food waste in zip-lock bags or twisted plastic bags. Take wrapped trash out immediately and secure it in tightly lidded trash bins. Wash out all trash receptacles often and spray with disinfectants. If your battling fruit flies, one environment friendly technique that will effectively get rid of them is to set out a small glass half filled with a apple cider vinegar mixed well with a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent. As an option, and for other uninvited pests, spray your kitchen and other infested areas with insecticides to kill and repel them. If you leave your windows open, use screens to keep out the critters. You can prevent the entry of about 90 percent of flying insects if you put up good net curtains; attach weights at the bottom so that the curtains do not blow in the wind. Bubble Trouble We have a two story home with two bathrooms—one on each floor. Our sewage water empties into one holding tank and the shower water, etc., into a second holding tank. When we flush the upstairs toilet there is a "gurgling" sound and air is vented upward. That causes the water in both toilets to bubble. Do you have any suggestions as to what is the problem and how to solve it? Pat

Sorry to say, Pat, this may not be a DIY project. It appears that you have a blocked pipe in your plumbing. The easiest and best way to handle it might be to call in a qualified plumber, describe the symptoms and the cause (tell him it’s a blocked pipe), and ask him to clear any blockage. That should preclude any need for lengthy investigation, diagnoses, and inflated charges. A Maizing Grayce I’m new to this part of the world, Andy, and I need some help shopping for and identifying maize flour (which I used in UK) and recipes calling for cornmeal. Can you help? Grayce Plumber of the Month

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Plumber of the Month Award - Photo submitted by Bob LoMo Sure, Grayce. Here and in many other places around the world maize flour is finely ground corn flour, and cornmeal is course flour. It’s as simple as that. Don’t be confused by the designations used in England, where corn flour is called cornstarch and cornmeal is known as polenta.

Out Damned Spots You’ve provided some excellent suggestions for removing stains from floors, furniture, etc., but as a new bachelor I need some tips on removing stains and spots from laundry items that just don’t come out in a normal wash. Thank you. Harlan Many stubborn stains are not adequately dealt with in a normal wash using only water and detergent, Harlan. In those cases, it is advisable to treat such stains prior to washing. Some of the more troublesome stains include: Blood: treat fresh stains with cold water. For dried stains, soak the garment overnight in water with the strongest detergent you can find, then rub in the soap and water. As an option, first apply hydrogen peroxide to the stain. Oil-based paint: lay the garment on a soft cloth, and dab the stain with benzene stain remover. You may have to repeat the process several times. Dried grease: lay the garment on a soft surface and dab the stain with turpentine using your fingertips and a cotton cloth. Rust: soak in oxalic acid dissolved in hot water or in a rust removal product in cold water. Be careful with rust stains which are not recent because a hole may develop in the fabric. Mould: treat the stain with bleach, then rinse well (whites and fast-colors only). Ink and glue: lay the garment on a soft cloth and dab the stain with acetone (do not use on artificial silk). Lipstick: moisten with acetone, then treat the stains with methylated spirits. On white fabrics, remove any residual marks with bleach. Red wine: soak in water and detergent, then rinse and treat with acetic or citric acid. Rinse well. Again, remove residual marks with bleach. Signs of Our Times Seen in the window of a health food store: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS --Handy Andy


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Our Community PILC visits Hand to Hand

On a visit to the Hand to Hand Foundation on Soi Duck Square near the Big C Supercenter in South Pattaya, members of the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) donated 164,000 baht to help with staffing at the pre-school and with hospital and prison ministries. The women’s group had earlier presented Hand to Hand with 62,000 baht–proceeds from a concert organized by Tiffany’s Show and Pattaya Classical Music.

by Joyce Aldridge, welfare chair, PILC

Hand to Hand, a Pattaya-based Christian organization, provides those in need with food, clothing, education and even assistance in obtaining legal documentation. The ladies from PILC witnessed the volunteers in action at the pre-school, and interacted with the children--singing and chatting in Thai and smatterings of English. Ladies of PILC also visited a parcel of land that Hand to Hand hopes to buy.

Pattaya Sports Club brings color to Camillian by William Macey

Members of Pattaya Sports Club who have played golf at the Emeralds G C in Bang Chang are unaware that the Camillian Social Center is a kilometer or so further along the road, a center that PSC has supported for many years and well worth a visit. The Camillian opened its doors in

1995 and is the only center between here and Bangkok for children born with HIV. About 70 children live

at Camillian and, as you can imagine, the cost of medication is very high. Fortunately, the Thai government funds the purchase of various, multicolored tablets needed daily. The medication allows children to lead a near-normal, happy life. In addition to seeing to their medicinal regimen, the Camillian staff’s priority is to ensure that the children have three tasty, nutritious meals each day, lunch on weekdays of course, served at school. But the Camillian, in common with every charity in Thailand and beyond its borders, have ongoing concerns about the everyday expenses that have to be found. Food is the main item but bedding, clothes, diapers, staff and let us not forget the utility bills of electric and water. They are fortunate that they

have many supporters here in Thailand and countries abroad but still insufficient to meet their needs. Pattaya Sports Club provided somewhere in the region of 1300 metres of brightly-colored cotton material to enable them to make sheets and pillow cases plus rice and some necessary items to enable them to cook some tasty meals. While there, we were told that there had been some cases of diarrhea; the main suspect was the outdated water filtration system. A problem that was easily remedied and new filters were provided by PSC. They always welcome visitors. In fact, during our visit a group of Thais celebrated the

birthday of a group member by providing food for the children’s lunch. There is a happy, family feel about the Camillian and this comes from the attention and care of the staff, some of whom return to the center when they have left school and qualify as nurses. One staff member, Jimmy with boundless energy, has designed a special walking frame for disabled people. It has since been adopted by a company in Bangkok and is now being manufactured on a larger scale for the benefit of the disabled. If you would like to make a contribution to the Camillian, regardless of how small, please contact William at PSC on 0861522754.

Bangkokians come to clean Pattaya A bus full of students from Thai-Chinese International School Bangkok made a big impact on Wongamat beach when for two hours the 40 students, plus teachers, volunteers and members of Rotary E Club of the Carolinas, cleaned the beach of refuse. The focus was on smaller items like sharp glass, bottle caps and other items that could injure

beachgoers. The low tide made it easy to spot the many broken bottles. A number of media people were present. A donation of 5000 baht was handed over to Green Pattaya from TCIS for its work to keep Pattaya clean. A promise from the school to return in August was made by the teachers. Is it time for Pattaya businesses and schools to help clean Pattaya as well? This was Green Pattaya’s 18th cleaning; the 19th will be on June 8, World Ocean Day. Green Pattaya is looking for companies, schools and charities that want to help to coordinate clean-ups on that day. Please contact Green Pattaya for more information. The 20th anniversary cleaning

will be held with Dive Tribe and the Thai-Chinese International School Bangkok on Koh Sak just outside Pattaya. It will be a fun day out and Green Pattaya is inviting everybody to join in. The date is soon to be announced depending on the tide. Telephone 083 017 0632 Thai/English.


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Youth Focus What do children really need to succeed in kindergarten? by Sunel Visser Many well-meaning parents worry when their children reach kindergarten. They are concerned whether their children will be able to master letters, numbers, and scissors. They are inclined to make the mistake of sacrificing the long view of a child’s needs for the peace of mind they get when children master the “three R’s.” We often forget that these skills can only be built on the foundation of good self-esteem. This poses the question: what do children really need to succeed in kindergarten? Janet Lansbury’s (Resources for Infant Educarers parenting expert) answer is one that most parents seemingly don’t support at all. “A successful school experience (or, for that matter, a successful life) is not the result of skills taught in preschool. It is sown from the seeds of a parent’s trust. When an infant, toddler or preschooler is ‘taught’ something he may not be ready to learn, he does not feel that trust.” Although older children

can benefit from formal teaching methods, they are not appropriate for preschoolers. For children to be successful, they need to have the undying trust of parents and teachers. Parents and teachers are godlike beings in the eyes of toddlers and infants. Our degree of trust in them will therefore have an enormous impact on how they trust their instincts and believe in themselves. Lansbury says that trusting a child means having faith in his capabilities from the very beginning. It means we have to wholeheartedly accept our

child for all he is--and isn’t. Far too often, we think we need to provide formal teaching situations instead of trusting them to direct their own learning through play activities. This formal approach gives them the message that whatever they choose to work on is unimportant. We want them to do something else. They lose self-confidence and learn not to trust their own opinion. Implicit trust means allowing a child to quit when he loses interest in something, but more importantly, it means to not encourage quitting by needlessly helping him. Our well-intended efforts to assist can often trick children into believing they are incapable. We can solve children’s

problems in an instant, but by doing so, children are potentially robbed of a valuable learning experience. In addition, children build true self confidence when they solve their own problems–not when they are showered with praise. Apart from trust, another way to foster self confidence and strong self-esteem is to spend quality time with children. This may seem like a cliché, but too many of us think ‘quality time’ can be defined as taking your child for ice cream, or helping them with their homework. Even doing seemingly

frivolous tasks like changing diapers, cutting nails, feeding and bathing are opportunities for quality time, according to infant expert Magda Gerber. She also sees quality time as paying attention to children with no agenda of our own. It can mean being quietly available while a baby explores light patterns on a blanket, or standing nearby while he has a screaming meltdown because he can’t have another cookie. When we pay full attention to our child when necessary– regardless of the tone or outcome–we are giving him the

quality time he needs. “A secure and trusted child…doesn’t crumble when he makes mistakes. He is persistent in his struggle to grasp something challenging. He is his own person…Because he is secure, and likes who he is, he is kind to others. He is never afraid to be himself, a ‘self ’ that has been honored and encouraged since he was born. And eventually, he’ll learn to use scissors like the best of them.” – Janet Lansbury Sunel Visser teaches kindergarten at Mooltripakdee International School.

There also was time for some to compose and perform music with the sounds of blitz bombs dropping, explosions, fire engine bells, planes and

more, while others sang WWII songs and constructed parachutes. For more visit www. gardenrayong.com

History Day at Garden School by Steven Armstrong

Students parachuted, blasted and played their way through an action-packed History Day at Garden

International School (GIS). Students from Years 7 to 9 were arranged in small groups and undertook a range of activities related to World War

II. Each group did at least seven activities, which were led both by staff and prefects of the Ban Chang school. Students developed and launched water rockets--the most effective of which was built by Cobra House; it went well over 100 meters. Other activities included the making of wearable dresses from old T-shirts. These will be seen on a catwalk during a fashion show at an assembly. Also there was a challenge to crack an espionage code, another to make a model air-

raid shelter and gas mask, one focusing on drawing cartoon caricatures of wartime leaders, and even one requiring the preparation of a meal from rations. Students also created identity cards, made a government-style video on what to do in an air raid, carried out an on-line investigation on the home front using activehistory.co.uk, watched British television comedies “Dad's Army” and “Allo Allo,” designed a propaganda poster, and wrote some World War II poetry.

Picnic in the Park by Derek Franklin

The annual Regent’s School Picnic in the Park at the Father Ray Children’s Home last month was a showcase for young musicians and performers of all ages. A gymnastic performance opened the event, awing the audience as children flew through the air and performed back flips under the supervision of their teacher, Ivan--a former European champion and member of the Spanish Olympic gymnast team. From then on it was performance after performance by Regent’s students as well as children living at the Father Ray Children’s Home.

Korean drummers, aerobic dancers, songs from soloists, duets and even the teachers had a jam session. For the young children there was a car ride and a painting booth, while the man in charge of the bouncy castle gave up trying to limit the number of children climbing over it.

The day came to an end with a performance by the rock band from the Children’s Home and, even though they sang in Thai, the band received many compliments on their musical skills. The aim of the event, apart from giving the children an opportunity to perform before

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You & Your Pets Even cute pets may present threats to our health As Pattaya Today has reported in the past, ample research in recent years has substantiated that having an animal companion such as a cat or a dog provides their owners with a number of health benefits such as lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, not to mention opportunities for increased exercise and socialization. In fact, the mere act of petting a dog or cat has been proven to lower blood pressure of its owner. But our cute four-legged friends also offer a number of threats. Dogs and cats can transmit diseases to people, either directly through licks, bites, and scratches, indirectly by carrying infection-laden pests like fleas and ticks into the human environment, or by shedding tiny infectious organisms in our homes through feces.Most such ailments in humans arise from bacteria, single-celled and wormlike parasites, and the rabies virus. At highest risk are children and people with compromised immune systems. Recognize that you are more likely to contract an infectious disease just by shaking hands with another human than by being licked, bitten or scratched

by a dog or cat. But danger lurks even when such minor wounds from pets are accidental. The animal’s saliva may contain organisms that can cause illness if they penetrate the skin or come in contact with your mucous membranes—even if the pet shows no signs of illness. Once inside a human, these bacteria can cause skin infections, flulike symptoms such as fever and chills, and more serious diseases such as meningitis. The rabies virus is, of course, the most dangerous salivaborne germ we can get from a cat or dog. So having your pet vaccinated is imperative. We all appreciate how cats clean themselves at any given

opportunity. But that also means its abrasive tongue can transfer bacteria from its mouth to its claws, and vice versa. So a bite or a scratch can cause catscratch disease. The effect on humans is localized lymph node swelling which can progressively affect the liver, eyes, or central nervous system. To avoid saliva-borne infections, socialize kittens or puppies with people so that your pet is less likely to bite and scratch. Thoroughly wash any bite or scratch wound with soap and water, then watch the area for swelling and redness. If you suffer a puncture wound, see a doctor. And again, have your pets vaccinated against rabies.

Cats for You in Pattaya

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

Vincent

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

Going to the Dogs... A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. --Robert Benchley

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 Elephants Have Feelings Too

by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers

Never put a dog's flea or tick collar on a cat. They are toxic to cats. In fact, many are toxic to dogs also.

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

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

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Down 1. powerful 2. beam 3. mature 5. newspaper employee 6. projecting rims 7. of poor quality 8. snake 13. athlete 15. suspense 17. period of extreme danger 18. once more 19. stationary 22. to be performed softly 23. oxford river

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Solution Issue 17

Brain Tester 1. In which decade was the first Home Video System produced? 2. Which company created the MS Flight Simulator? 3. In which UK county is Alton Towers? 4. What was Roger Bannister’s “day” job? 5. Which music did Torvill and Dean use in achieving a perfect score in 1984? 6. Why was Muhammad Ali stripped of his heavyweight title in 1967? 7. Which novel about Hannibal Lector seeks to explain the evolution of his evil? 8. Who wrote the Mary Ann series of romantic novels? 9. Which ex-jockey wrote Shattered? 10. Whom did Alex Ferguson replace at Manchester United?

11. In which UK city is the Goose Fair held? 12. Which Japanese word means Divine Wind? 13. Who co-starred with Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal? 14. What was the first name of Alf Garnett’s daughter in the TV series? 15. Which Israeli leader was assassinated in 1995? 16. Who was the first person to wear white boots in an FA cup final? 17. In which mountain range is Mount Elbert the highest peak? 18. A pollex is another name for which part of the body? 19. Which Operation was pledged to eject the Iraqis out of Kuwait in the 1990s? 20. In which year precisely was Saddam Hussein executed?

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