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Electronic tagging non starter

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he suggestion of Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul that foreign tourists should wear a wristband, embedded with an ID chip, has apparently been abandoned after Prime Minister Prayut Chano-cha said it was unenforceable. The idea was brought up in the aftermath of the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao and was a somewhat hasty response to the apparent failure of the police quickly to find the murderers. Actually, there were two proposals. The first was that tourists, on arrival at their Thai hotel, would be encouraged to wear a wristband with a serial number matching their ID contact details and the name of the hotel. At a later stage, the wristband could receive the additional security of an electronic chip which could even identify the location of the individual tourist through a global roaming system of some kind. A separate suggestion was that a Thai “buddy” could accompany foreign visitors during their vacation. The minister said, “If tourists are out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted.” But she did emphasize that only the wearing of a wristband was to be introduced in the near future. Initially, the ideas brought a positive response from the Thai police who were struggling to identify the Koh Tao killers amid often wild and untrue red herrings in the Thai social media. Continued on page 4

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News Robber poisoned dogs but was bitten

A group of robbers made an attempt to rob a house in Naklua of its valuables by poisoning two guard dogs and then using a crow bar to force a back door of the premises. But tell-tale blood on the interior walls showed that one thief had been bitten by one of the dogs before the poison took effect.

The owner Wiriya Somboon, 36, said her female dog died but the male pit bull survived after receiving hospital treatment. Neighbors said that they heard a lot of barking and noticed three men fleeing in a car soon afterwards. Apparently nothing was stolen.

CCTV catches bag snatchers

More card fakers in town

A Chinese tourist taking a walk with his group and in the company of a Thai tourist guide was astonished as the pillion passenger on a motorbike snatched his bag containing 2,800 baht, 4,040 Chinese yuan and various documents. However, a CCTV camera captured the incident and the wrongdoers were arrested later that night in the Nong Yai area. Zhang Ju Tao, 64, said his group had just eaten in a restaurant in North Pattaya when the snatch occurred. A witness, a hotel security guard, also confirmed that the men in the CCTV footage were the same as those handcuffed by police.

Two Russians are among the latest crop of foreigners arrested for credit card fraud. Evgenii Kurbatov, 37, and Sergei Popov, 27, were caught by police at an ATM on Pattaya Second Road. They were in possession of 36 fake cards, several passwords and 20,000 baht in cash. The accused men told investigators they had bought the fake cards from a foreign man for 1,000 dollars each. Most of the personal information on the cards showed that they belonged to Europeans.

15-year-old boy shot British expat resists parking criminal

Police are investigating the wounding of a young teen who was shot in the leg by a motorbike cyclist as he drove his own machine near the Nong Yai temple in North Pattaya. Identified only as “A”, because of his age, the youth told investigators that he was driving on Beach Road when he noticed he was being followed by two men holding a two-way communication radio. He added that he was too frightened to stop until he heard three shots and felt a terrible pain in his knee area. The boy was rushed to hospital by Sawangboriboon volunteers and investigators said they will allow him time to recover before trying to find out more information. Typically, cases such as this are brought about by teen gang violence.

An elderly UK man was hit with a wooden stake and received a broken arm after refusing to pay 40 baht to park on a public road. The incident took place in Soi Buakhao when the car driven by John Hayward, 70, was approached by Tosapol Tapprasit, 19. The youth demanded 40 baht for the privilege of parking. When the expat refused, he was attacked with the piece of wood. When arrested, the attacker said he made his living collecting cash from drivers wishing to stop on what he claimed was a parking lot he supervised. Tosapol said he had become angry when the farang tried to drive away. He later apologized for striking Hayward and damaging Thailand’s international image.


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News New Swedish consul appointed Over 200 guests were present at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel when the new Pattaya consul for the Swedish embassy was appointed. The Swedish ambassador to Thailand, HE Klas Molin (center in photo), welcomed Chatchawal Supachayanont (right and GM of the hotel) to his new role. Also in attendance was retiring consul Dr Sunya Viravaidya (left) who had worked on behalf of the Swedish community in Pattaya for many years. The new Swedish consulate is located in the grounds of the hotel and the opening hours are 9 am to noon, Mondays thru Fridays (038 424 613).

Hilton launches MICE initiative Hi l t o n Wo r l d w i d e h a s introduced a new Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events campaign to attract business travelers. From now until the end of next month, planners can enjoy a selection of incentives when they confirm their meeting or event at any of the nine participating Hilton Worldwide properties in Thailand. Incentives include welcome cocktail receptions, complimentary in-room Internet and discounts for block bookings of guests. For more information, visit www.hiltonasiaevents.com/ discoverthailand.

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News Electronic tagging non starter Continued from page 1 Tourism organizations were quick to point out the downside of monitoring tourists in this way. The wearing of wristbands could identify vulnerable people in holiday hotspots and beach resorts and make them more likely, rather than less, to be targeted by unsavory elements. There is also the psychological effect on visitors – being made to feel they are likely to be attacked or robbed. A spokesperson for the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Pattaya said that it was unlikely that all tourists would agree to being tagged or escorted in any case. “It’s a worthy notion, but Pattaya is

an international resort with scores of nationalities. The exercise would require a huge public relations campaign and implementation would be expensive. In any case, many tourists move around and don’t stay in the same hotel for the duration of their stay, so the information might become out-of-date.” Barry Kenyon, press officer for the Pattaya Tourist Police Assistants, also doubted whether tagging would succeed. “A simpler and cheaper alternative would be to encourage tourists always to carry with them some form of ID. This would ideally be a laminated copy of their

passport and a hotel card to show where they are staying.” He added that one of the major problems in Pattaya was not violence but the fact that some tourists simply forget the name and location of their hotel. “Some people don’t realize just how big Pattaya now is and imagine it’s simply a beach with a couple of streets behind.” The UK-based website The Debrief commented, “In the case of the Koh Tao murders, believed to have been caused in part by a garden hoe which was found nearby covered in blood, we don’t think that tagging, electronic or otherwise, would have put the murderers off.”

Students watch police at work

City school is 87 years old

Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon presided over a ceremony at Pattaya S c h o o l Nu m b e r 8 t o celebrate the 87 years of educational history. Nine monks were involved. The day was attended by many former students of the school.

Archie Dunlop is 92 years A group of 46 Khao Noi police cadets attended Pattaya police station to see the work of the various departments and to see a demonstration of arrest

procedures. The superintendent of Pattaya police, Colonel Supatee Boonkrong, welcomed the recruits to the activity day.

Lions donate to health center The Lions Club of Naklua Pattaya has donated nearly 90,000-baht worth of medical equipment to Baan Chark Ngaew Health Center, including hospital beds, sterile instruments and a refrigerator. This was part of Lions Club International’s 97th World Service Day, which aims to help 100 million people before its centennial year.

Police raid Chiang Mai construction businesses Economic Crime Division police raided six Thai-owned businesses in Chiang Mai suspected of using unlicensed software, known as Autodesk, to design the superstructure of buildings. Economic Crime Division Deputy Commander Chainarong Charoenchainao said, “Some companies that don’t have suitable management tend to reduce their production costs in order to compete with others unfairly. This includes the use of illegal software. He added that this type of crime was a priority since the military coup of last May partly because hackers can easily steal the illegal products. Many businesses had been raided and piracy of this sort is thought to cost 38 million baht.

Exactly 92 guests were invited to the birthday party of gay icon Archie Dunlop at the Baan Souy Resort in South Pattaya. Food and drink flowed freely and there was a camp cabaret show featuring traditional favorites such as Madam Jim, the Dolly Sisters, Dennis Dewsnap and staff of the Funny Boys nightclub. The party, hosted by Archie’s friend James Brabham, also featured guest singers Richard Taylor and Peter Wall. Archie, who lives in Pattaya and Spain but spends a good deal of his time on exotic cruises, was awarded the British Empire Medal and served in the Royal Air Force as a young man. He was a highly successful London nightclub owner in the 1970s and made many shrewd investments in international property. But, as a Scot, he believes strongly in value for money and strongly objects to any scam big or small. Popular and active, Archie exercises most

days and is the envy of men much younger than himself. Asked about the secret of long-living, he said “It’s important to have lots of friends and to keep busy as well as being sensible about your health and having regular checkups.” Archie is the oldest British expat living in Pattaya although there are two European holders of retirement visas who are in their mid or late nineties. “I’m hot on their tails,” concludes Archie.

Beach vendors surveyed

Chonburi Deputy Governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai presided over a meeting about the survey of Pattaya and Jomtien Beach conducted by police officers and local officials. The survey of 200 beach vendors of food and beverages revealed that 80 percent of them set up beach chairs beyond restricted areas. It was agreed that each vendor would be allowed only 35 umbrellas and 40 chairs on a 49-sqm space to organize the beach areas in Pattaya, Jomtien and even Koh Larn.


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On your bike please

More than 2,000 people joined the 15th annual bike campaign hosted by The Nation media group. A registration point was set up in front of Pattaya City Hall under the slogan

that bike riding is good for your physical and discourages pollution. Guests of honor at the inauguration ceremony included Chonburi Governor Komsan Eakachai.

City Hall sponsored a public meeting, as part of the Pinktober 2014 activities, to stress the dangers of breast cancer in women, the biggest killer after cervical cancer. The Pinktober festivities, hosted by Hard Rock Pattaya, will hold

a concert on October 18 performed by Unicorn Girl and The Mighty Queen in which a portion of the takings will be donated to the anti-cancer campaign group the Thanyarak Foundation.

Breast cancer warnings given

Lions Club support the poor Did You Know…?

Lions Club of Chonburi Phratumnak Pattaya, led by chairman Rattana Peethong, attended Baan Nongprue School to serve lunch to the students and to hand out scholarships worth 2,500 baht each to help with the cost of school uniforms and equipment.

Honda teams welcomed

Thailand celebrates King Chulalongkorn Day next Thursday (Oct. 23). The much-adored monarch is credited with modernizing the Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th century, including having abolished traditional slavery. For more than a decade now, the reverse side of Thailand’s 100-baht note has depicted King Chulalongkorn in navy uniform abolishing the slave tradition.

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Honda Automobile Thailand welcomed the Honda Super GT Racing Teams from Japan to the Chang International Circuit, Buriram. The Super GT Race is composed of eight races, of which one is always held outside of Japan. This was the first time that Thailand had been selected as the venue. Newin Chidchob, president of Chang International, said that sports can boost the economy and make a better life for local people.

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News Halal food suppliers meet

A seminar was held by the Central Islamic Council of Thailand and associates to explain the importance of maintaining the quality and production standards of products. Halal prepared foods are increasingly popular round the world and not only for Muslims. More than 4,000 companies in Thailand are seeking official certification and many of them intend to export Halal products.

Anti-corruption workshop held

The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, held a seminar at the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel to help design the best models for dealing with

money laundering and asset recovery intelligence. Over 150 people attended the workshop including Chonburi Governor Komsan Eakachai and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taenghor.

Green plans for future Pattaya Free food during veggie festival P l a n s a re b e i n g m a d e t o transform Pattaya’s image from a nighttime wonderland to a “green city” to woo the rising number of family and business travelers seen as essential for the future of the resort. DASTA (Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration) is allying with local civic authorities to push for new approaches including the natural environment, developing new destinations and upgrading existing facilities to international standards. New tourism sites are being planned along with bicycling routes round Mabprachan Lake and Khao Chi Chan. A mangrove forest ecology academy is planned for the Banglamung area while the Chinese community in Huay Yai will be promoted. Both DASTA and Pattaya City receive government grants and 170 million baht has already been made available from government

The Sawangboriboon Foundation, which hosted the recent vegetarian festival, also took the opportunity to give 4,000 bags containing food and toys to poor families in the greater Pattaya district. Many of the needy visited the Foundation’s headquarters in Naklua to make merit and to receive their donation.

coffers. There is no intention to dismember nighttime entertainment facilities but they will be restricted to certain zones, in particular the famous Walking Street. DASTA spokesmen said that the green image would help to increase the length of stay in Pattaya and boost spending per head. There are future plans to develop Koh Larn, Na Jomtien and Nong Palai as ecologically sound venues.

Sports day at Mike’s Mall

Locals fear road will collapse Residents of Pattaya Third Road called a meeting with the local media to complain that a condominium being built in Soi Chalermprakiat required builders to dig up so much land that the concrete road might cave in altogether. Already a water pipe had been broken and caused flooding, they said. However, the building company reassured protestors that they would fix the water pipe within 24 hours, even though earlier promises had not been fulfilled.

Mike Shopping Mall staff, led by chief executive Surat Mekavarakul, organized the 13th sports day which is held annually to build group solidarity. This year 326 workers joined the games which included a marathon, Superman running, tug-of-war and cheerleading.

Stress responsible for suicide

Newborn dumped on vacant lot The body of a newborn infant was discovered on a vacant land plot on Thappraya Road. Pisit Supannaset, 37, said he was collecting bottles when he noticed a plastic bag with the corpse inside, together with two black T-shirts and a bloodstained towel. Police said the baby had only just been born and might have been dead on arrival. Inquiries are continuing in an attempt to locate the mother.

Police dashed to a South Pattaya condominium after hearing that a dead body had been found in a bathroom. In a suicide by hanging, Michael John White, 27, from Belfast, had gone into his unit’s bathroom after having an argument with his Thai girlfriend. Patcharee Wapadthai, 24, told investigators that White had been in Thailand for three months. The last time she had seen him, he was having a furious argument on the phone with a third

party which may have been related to his long absence from work in Northern Ireland. She could see that he was very stressed out but was unable to calm him as heated words were exchanged. The British man then began breaking ornaments in the living room before retreating to the bathroom. The body was discovered when Patcharee summoned security guards as White had locked himself in the bathroom for a long time.


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News Amazone waterpark opens T h e w o r l d ’s f i r s t Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark opened its doors to the public in Bangsaray on October 3. There are 30 breathtaking, state-ofthe-art water rides and slides and all manner of interactive water fun for the whole family. The Cartoon Network’s children’s heroes include the Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and Adventure Ti m e a m o n g o t h e r s . Liakit Dhanji, chairman of Amazon Falls Company Limited, said the aim was to create a “daycation” destination, an attraction like no other in Thailand or indeed Asia. The operations at the waterpark are still being fine-tuned. The initial number of visitors is around 1,000 per day. By November, the park will be at full capacity for the upcoming high season and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily all year round. Turner International said that they were proud that the world’s first Cartoon Network themed waterpark would be based in charming Bangsaray.

Calling all expat entrepreneurs Big Chilli magazine and Bangkok Now networking community organized the Expat Entrepreneur Awards 2014 at Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok. Small and medium-sized business enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Thai economy and contribute about three quarters of the gross domestic product. Almost 100 foreign business owners applied for the top award in fields including the hotel industry, manufacturing, health and the arts.

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Foreign tourist police assistants needed The Tourist Police are a special division of the Royal Thai Police. The FTPA assist with carrying out the functions of the Tourist Police including assistance to tourists and local community members, helping to resolve misunderstandings and disputes, offering general advice to tourists and providing services for international events from time to time. We operate primarily in the Walking Street/Beach Road entertainment area, nightly from 9.00 pm to 2.30 am. We are currently inviting qualified male and female foreigners living in Pattaya to join the group. It’s important for members to have a friendly and relaxed attitude, to enjoy helping others and to be able to spare one or more evenings a week. A probationary period, including initial training, is part of the program.

Our initial requirements are: • You live in Pattaya most of the time • You have a current and renewable one year visa • You have language skills or relevant backgroud experience • You have a verifiable clean police record in your home country and Thailand Applicants should send a short email telling us about yourself to ftpapattaya@gmail.com We will send you an application form and try to answer any questions you have. Feel free to visit us on Walking Street any night and don’t hesitate to see us if you need any assistance.


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News Recycled dress contest

The Bay View Hotel hosted the Reycled Dress Contest to encourage people to care for the environment. Teachers and students of Phothisamphanpittayakhan School joined the activity and presented their handcrafted dresses and outfits in an exhibition about saving energy and making the most of existing materials.

Thai entities win nine Travel Awards

Thai tourism entities won nine honors at the TTG Travel Awards 2014 as the annual event celebrated its Silver Jubilee with 82 of the Asia-Pacific’s best and brightest organizations and individuals. Thailand’s national carrier, Thai Airways International (THAI), won two awards, recognized as the Best Southeast Asian Airline in the Airline Awards category. In addition, THAI was crowned the Best Airline – Business Class in the BT-MICE Awards category, which also recognized the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau as the Best Convention and Exhibition Bureau, and the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok as the Best Business Hotel. In the Hotels – Individual Property category, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok was crowned the Best City Hotel – Bangkok, while in the Travel Agency category, Asian Trails was named the Best Travel Agency Thailand. The long-time pride of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group – the State of Exclusivity and Fascination presented the country prominently being among the industry’s very best in the Travel Hall of Fame. Amid strong competition, two of Thailand’s tourism organizations have made their way into the TTG Travel Awards as first-time winners. Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin was named the Best Beach Resort in the Resorts – Individual

Property category. Bringing additional pride to Thailand, the Centara Hotels and Resorts was named the Sustainable Travel Company of the Year, a new honor in the Outstanding Achievement Awards category. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) joined the AsiaPacific’s travel industry in congratulating all 82 winners at the 25th TTG Travel Awards 2014 Ceremony and Gala Dinner on October 2 at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in Bangkok.

Fake police abscond New condo project with rich prize on Sukhumvit

A victim was forced to go to the ATM in North Pattaya and withdraw 200,000 baht after two make-believe policemen visited his house and claimed they were looking for illegal drugs. Once inside, they claimed to have discovered a small amount of methamphetamine. Kachanon Sudca, 24, later told investigators that the drugs were not his but he had been forced to withdraw the cash and hand over 100,000 baht. The crooks then fled on a motorbike. Kachanon said he recognized the culprits from a TV program since they had previously been caught doing the same sort of thing. Police also showed him some mug shots, which bore a close resemblance to the fake officers. The search goes on.

De Blue Sky luxury condominium, located at Sukhumvit 50, is an 8-storey building of 79 well-designed units with all the latest extras and a state-of-the-art security system. The building is located in the heart of South Pattaya and is close to popular shopping malls and beach.

Rape suspect arrested

Elderly monk apologizes for threats

Police rushed to a temple in South Pattaya after learning that Pra Surin Nornnop, 75, was heading to the abbot’s quarters armed with a mahout’s long hook. Investigators were told that Surin is the former abbot’s younger brother and the two had never got on well, adding that he had also been refused permission to go outside or to share clothes donated by the public. However, Surin apologized, explaining that he had intended only to talk to the abbot and not to strike him.

Police arrested Banleng Hodjareon, 29, accused of raping a Danish tourist last month. CCTV footage from a gas station showed the suspect riding a motorbike with the victim before he took her to a secluded plantation in Hua Yai where he raped her. The victim readily identified the suspect.


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Monsoon Island offers new thrills at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Monsoon Island is part of the water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is a new zone for wet and wild water fun for the resort’s younger guests, with its water sprays, water gun shooters, water ratchet, water umbrella, water flower, waterspout, and a jumbo water bucket mounted on a tower. At Monsoon Island guests are guaranteed to get wet. Now open, and located near Oceans Restaurant and the pool terrace, Monsoon Island joins the five swimming pools, 12 waterslides, the waterfalls, lazy river and the rope bridges of the jungled Lost World water park, which leads directly onto Wong Amat Beach. The resort has also introduced an action-packed program of games and entertainment that is free for guests at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort. Organized and maintained by Carpe Diem Entertainment Company, the largest company in Southeast Europe providing entertainment for tourists, the program means a family with children of any age will find plenty to keep everyone happy and busy. Activities are held seven days a week. At the main pool, aqua aerobics are held daily, and there are regular sessions of water basketball and water volleyball. A family fun contest takes place at

the poolside, with games everyone can join in such as ring tossing, sandals shooting and Muay Talay, or pipe wrestling. On the beach and in the resort there are activities and tournaments that include volleyball, zumba, yoga,

breakdancing, kayaking, table tennis, and rock climbing on the resort’s rock wall. There is a Kids’ Club with professional supervisors entertaining the youngsters, leaving parents to spend a little time

relaxing on their own. The children also have their own Mini Disco and an Aqua Disco. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, the only fullythemed hotel in Pattaya, designed to a Lost World theme, is set directly

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Family Fun Day at Tara Pattana School Tara Pattana International School held an open day activity on their campus ground. Teachers, parents, students and guests participated in a car boot sale, Auskick demonstration, yoga fit and run, ballet, and campus tour. The highlight was the Anda Performing Arts School Recital, which gave students and teachers alike the platform to showcase their talents in singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.

events calendar THE GREAT TRADITION OF OKTOBERFEST Date: 25 October 2014, Saturday, 7 pm Venue: Amari Pattaya Activities: Amari Pattaya is offering its own take on Germany’s greatest festival, Oktoberfest! Enjoy the fun celebration with an authentic German band. There will also be a festive buffet with German specialties such as Schwein Spanferkel (whole pig on a spit) or the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckle), all prepared by Executive Chef Leonard Faust. A pint of Oktoberfest bier with a complimentary souvenir mug is included with the dinner, all for only 1,400 baht net per person. The event starts at 7 pm. For more information: Amari Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418 Email: fbreservation.pattaya@amari.com

PIRATES AT THE CLIFF Date: 25 October 2014, Saturday, 7-11 pm Venue: Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining, Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Dicey Reilly’s celebrates Oktoberfest Guests came to Dicey Reilly’s on a special two-night event to celebrate Oktoberfest. A scrumptious buffet and live music awaited attendees with Oktoberfest specials on offer, including pork knuckle and sausages. Check Dicey’s upcoming events: Halloween Party, Thanksgiving and Christmas at www.diceyspub.com.

Activities: It’s that spooky time of the year again and Royal Cliff Hotels Group is hosting a fun family-friendly pirate-themed Halloween party for families. Get into the Halloween spirit and experience your own pirate adventures as Breezeo is getting all decked out and into the spirit of little pirates, swashbuckling fun, and spooktacular Halloween music! With fun and unique games such as Pirate Bingo, Feed the Shark and Musical Islands, enjoyable pirate dance entertainment and an exciting lucky draw, this will be one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year! Free entry for hotel guests and 200 baht for outside guest with free Halloween cocktails. For more information: Royal Cliff Hotels Group Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007/2037 Email: gro-main@royalcliff.com

MELBOURNE CUP Date: 4 November 2014, Tuesday, 10 am – 2 pm Venue: Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Activities: Enjoy live Australia’s major thoroughbred horse race. Savor traditional brunch with free flow sparkling wines and soft drinks throughout event. Price at 1,000 baht net per person (food only) or 1,800 baht net per person (food and beverage). Lucky draw prize and best dressed.

Enjoy LIVE Australia’s major thoroughbred horse race.

Traditional Brunch with free flow sparkling wines ForSavour more information: andPattaya soft drinks Tel: throughout Holiday Inn 038 event. 725 555 Email: chanchira.won@holidayinn-pattaya.com Venue: Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Date: Tuesday 04th November 2014 Time: 10.00am to 02.00pm

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Oktoberfest by the Beach at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Having a beer on the beach is good and this month Pullman Pattaya Hotel G combines this concept with the celebration of Oktoberfest. The resort’s one and only Beach Club presents Oktoberfest by the Beach held every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m. throughout October. Guests can enjoy an awe-inspiring beachfront venue for the worldwide Oktoberfest, and a wide selection of fine imported beers is available at the newly launched Beer Garden. Great food that complements beer so well--such as German sausage, German pork, and roasted chicken--are on offer, while a live band performs tantalizing tunes. It’s all about fun and games, including beer drinking, barrel rolling and sausage eating contests with prizes for the winners. Show up early and enjoy a selected variety of beers during the free Beer Tasting from 7 to 8 p.m. The Beach Club restaurant is open every evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email info@pullmanpattayahotelG.com.

Price at THB 1,000 net/person (Food Only) THB 1,800 net/person (Food & Beverage) LUCKY DRAW PRIZE & BEST DRESSED.

For reservation please call 038 725555 or email: chanchira.won@holidayinn-pattaya.com

baht ++ per child under 12 (food only).

Date: 6 November 2014, Saturday, 6:30-10:30 pm Venue: Elements, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Activities: Celebrate the festival of floating dreams and enjoy scrumptious Thai Temple Festival Buffet. Unique Thai heritage atmosphere with live stations of the best of Thai street food plus fun games await to color up your memorable evening. A beautiful handmade krathong will be specially provided. Price at 1,900 baht ++ per adult and 950

For more information: Sheraton Pattaya Resort Tel: 038 259 888 facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort

INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2014 Date: 28-29 November 2014, Friday-Saturday Venue: Edge, Drift and Horizon, Hilton Pattaya

Activities: Hilton Pattaya offers a choice of settings with panoramic views across the bay, the ideal place to enjoy this world-class event. For more information: Hilton Pattaya Tel: 038 253 000, 038 253 305 Email: bkkhp.pattaya.festive@hilton.com


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Holiday Inn Pattaya celebrates 5th anniversary Holiday Inn Pattaya celebrated its 5th anniversary by paying respect to the sacred statue of Brahma at the hotel’s new Executive Tower. It was followed by a merit-making ceremony at the hotel’s ballroom where management and staff led by general manager Kate Gerits provided lunch and offerings to the nine Buddhist monks.

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Capital Market Academy holds party at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Capital Market Academy (CMA) batch 18 organized a party for CMA new members, batch 19, at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Seen in photo (from left to right) are Prapan Assawapalangprom, Chanin Rungsang, Supatra Chirathivat – senior vice president for corporate affairs and social responsibilities of Centara Hotels and Resorts, Yuwadee Chirathivat, Janya Sawangjit, Dr Possawat Kanoknak and Jaroenrat Wilailak. CMA is an institution under the Stock Exchange of Thailand and has a leadership program organized in numbered groupings for executives from various organizations.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group donates 300,000 baht

Senior management of Royal Cliff Hotels Group welcomed representatives from Pattaya Orphanage and Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind who came to receive a generous donation of 300,000 baht as well as a substantial amount of household products including detergents, cooking oil and other necessities to both amazing foundations. The foundations were delighted to receive such contributions that can help reduce their monthly expenses and contribute greatly to the improvement of the children’s welfare.

TV host at Centara Making a point on Grand Mirage Beach Punctuation Day Resort Pattaya

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Apinan Permpool (right), Food and Beverage training manager, and Parapa Teerasoontornkul (left), Public Relations manager, welcomed TV host Tannob Trakulchocdee (center) for the filming of Tee Ded Muang Thai, a lifestyle and travel TV program on Thai TV channel 5.

Commas, brackets and full stops took over Garden International School (GIS) for World Punctuation Day. The school Prefects organized a demonstration in the ancient art of kung fu punctuation for Primary students. This is a fun activity where all the main punctuation marks are transformed into a martial arts move.

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ONYX Hospitality Group organized a group press trip to OZO Pattaya, the resort city’s newest hotel on Second Road Soi 15. Members of the media were welcomed by OZO Pattaya general manager Niwatcharee Wungsoontorn during their inspection of the 164-room select service hotel ideal for travelers seeking connectivity combined with a great night’s sleep. A local tour to Pattaya attractions and restaurants has also been arranged for the group.


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Pattavee Pongnonthakul (right), general manager of Centara Mae Sot Hill Resort, welcomed Komsan Eakachai, governor of Chonburi, on his arrival at the resort.

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Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa welcomes Media Associated

Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa management Matthew Fryar – director of Operations and Somsak Tanruengsri – general manager welcomed and presented bouquets of flowers to Parita Viriyarangsarit and Pakanee Viriyarangsarit, executive directors of Media Associated during their stay at the resort.

APEC Capacity Building Workshop held at Dusit Thani Pattaya Minister of Justice General Paiboon Koomchaya (right) was welcomed by the Dusit Thani Pattaya management led by resident manager Neoh Kean Boon (second right) and director of rooms Pramot Sothana (second left). The justice minister was at the hotel to give the welcome remarks to the delegates of the APEC Capacity Building Workshop attended by some 150 officials from the National Anti-Corruption Commission as well as police and government representatives of member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation held in the Napalai Ballroom of Dusit Thani Pattaya.

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa hosts Playboy Bunny Workshop Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa hosted this year’s Playboy Bunny Audition Workshop, a business initiative of Playboy Thailand, to audition and select eight new Thai Bunnies Gen II from 14 aspiring candidates (in black shirts). Also in photo are eight Thai Bunnies Gen I (in white shirts).

Workplace Fire Safety Training and Emergency Response Program at Royal Cliff Hotels Group Royal Cliff Hotels Group conducted its 25th Workplace Fire Safety Training and Emergency Response Program together with the Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Chonburi. More than 100 employees from every department attended the training which began with courses introducing staff to hazard recognition and prevention. It also tackled providing and planning responses in emergency situations and introduced firefighting devices such as alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and hoses. Delegates learned to distinguish the different types of fire and how to effectively carry out basic first aid needs.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Indian Ambassador Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Winfried Hancke (right), corporate director of Operations of Centara Hotels & Resorts, presented a welcome bouquet of flowers to His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand, during his holiday at the Lost World themed hotel.

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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Mantra hosts Banfi Wine Dinner Liquid Gems from Tuscany Crusted Snow Fish with baby fennel and Schiaciatta

Mick and I were invited recently to the latest oenophile event at the ever popular Mantra Restaurant and Bar. We were to experience the celebrated wines of the famous Tuscan wine house, Castello Banfi, paired with the culinary creations from Executive Chef Leonard Faust and his team. A family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany, Castello Banfi’s dedication to excellence in the art of winemaking has been recognized the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, the American-owned estate has been declared “International Winery of the Year” an unprecedented four times at VinItaly’s International Enological Concourse, which also named Castello Banfi “Italy’s Best Wine Estate”

11 times since 1994. Guillaume Blanchard, regional manager, Southeast Asia for Banfi Winery, was in attendance and charmingly hosted the evening. The vinous event set sail with canapés and a glass of bubbling Banfi Brut Metodo Classico NV in Mantra’s dramatic bar before being seated in the main restaurant. The wine served with the appetizer was a delightful Banfi Le Rime Pinot Grigio – Chardonnay Toscana. A splendid partnership of grapes; the Chardonnay rounding out the youthful crispness of the Pinot Grigio creating a superb amalgamation. To compliment this wine Chef Leonard had crafted a starter plate of Hiramasa kingfish and fresh fig carpaccio. Hiramasa kingfish

is the king of yellowtail and is regarded as sashimi at its finest. Married with the sweetness of those luscious fresh figs and encircled by a roasted artichoke heart, cherry tomato, arugula salad and shaved Parmesan, it was a stunning opening dish. Tipping his toque to Tuscany, Chef Leonard then produced a rustic Tuscan soup paired with a Banfi Chianti. This classic Italian icon is superbly represented by Banfi’s 2013 vintage. Rich flavors with subtle tannins and a captivating bouquet, it made the perfect companion to the richness of the rustic country-style soup bursting with Cannellini beans, salty pancetta, wilted baby spinach, tomatoes and fruity extra virgin olive oil. Mama mia, it was good. The main course now beckoned. We chose the fish option for this course although it was a tough call between that and the slow braised lamb shank in squid ink ravioli with seared lamb loin, roasted butternut pumpkin, ricotta cheese and truffle oil. The impeccably cooked snow fish benefited from a blackened polenta crust and was accompanied by sweet poached baby fennel, confit garlic (fantastic) , salsa verde (packed with herby flavors) and crisp schiaciatta (a classic Tuscan flatbread). We should have requested another glass of Chianti to accompany fish but were not quick enough to outrun the efficient servers and before we knew it we were

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poured the wine to escort the lamb shank, a Banfi Belnero Toscana 2010. Medium-bodied with full structured tannins, it was a rich and fruity wine with overtones of plums and cherries which we enjoyed. Imported cheeses are a speciality of this kitchen and nearly always appear before the dessert at Mantra dinners. This occasion was no exception and we were then presented with a trio of top-notch cheeses: Pecorino, Taleggio and Gorgonzola served with a duo of dried apricots and grapes. It was the ideal cohort for the big gun of the evening, a Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008. This classic from the Banfi portfolio is produced with clones of the Sangiovese grape which the winery has perfected with decades of experimentation and research. Aged in French oak barrels, it is the most aristocratic wine combining Montalcino traditions with modern winemaking. A joy to sip and slurp and it made very good amici with those Italian cheeses. Chef Leonard still had one more surprise up his sleeve. The dessert was listed on menu as “Chocolate Salami” and indeed it did resemble a slice of dark spicy salami but in the mouth was a riot of rich high-grade chocolate studded with pistachios and almonds served with brioche and for a final kiss attended by a delicious boozy cocktail cherry. The vinous element was an unforeseen surprise, a Banfi “Rosa Regale” Brachetto d’Acqui. This most elegant, soft sparkling wine made from the Brachetto grape utilizes the cold maceration of the grapes followed by soft pressing to extract the full flavor from the skins giving this most chicest of wines its light ruby red color. Mantra once again pushed the culinary envelope and together with the careful selection of wines from Banfi Winery staged another memorable gourmet dinner. If you haven’t visited Mantra, it really is a world-class gourmet destination and one that comes highly recommended. Seven regional specific kitchens offer Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Western, Mediterranean (including pizzas), the grill and lava

stone area plus the huge fish tanks. The ambiance is chic trendy and dynamic. Seclusion can be obtained in one of the private rooms in the Lost Gallery or a reservation made for the long and luxurious Sultan’s Table. Mantra hits the spot in so many ways. It is a popular stylish venue offering a wealth of cuisines to suit all pockets, served in a beautifully chic architectural phenomenon. A must visit.

Mantra Restaurant & Bar

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INGREDIENTS 100 grams tiger prawns

20 grams roasted corn

salt and pepper to taste

30 grams grilled champignons

300 grams Romaine lettuce

10 grams edamame

60 ml Caesar dressing

10 grams diced capsicum

10 grams crispy bacon

10 grams croutons

10 grams dried cherry tomatoes

10 grams shaved parmesan cheese

METHOD Season prawns with salt and pepper then grill until cooked. Put sliced Romaine lettuce in a bowl. Add Caesar dressing then toss. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with crispy bacon, dried cherry tomatoes, roasted corn, grilled champignons, edamame, diced capsicum, croutons and shaved parmesan cheese. Top with grilled prawns.

Hilton Pattaya is located at 333/101 Moo 9Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 253 000 www.pattaya.hilton.com


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FISH BAR at Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa

Fresh Fish on the Water’s Edge – Ticks all the Boxes! Lifestyle developers, hotel consortiums and tourist scouts have recently turned their attention to the dramatic and serene vicinity of Rayong Province. A longtime favorite weekend retreat for Bangkokians, it is now emerging in the mainstream tourist industry and the hotel giant, Marriott, is managing a resort on Rayong’s beautiful Mae Phim Beach. With over 500 hotels and resorts worldwide, this huge luxury brand have obviously spotted the potential of this peaceful corner of the Eastern Seaboard. Mick and I were invited recently to stay at this new hotel and the full review will appear in the next issue, but our first evening was spent dining at their signature restaurant, Fish Bar. Rayong is home to Thailand’s biggest fishing port and, as the lines of squid boats that speckle the Gulf every night will testify, seafood is big business. The menu does hold a trio of items for the die-hard carnivore but this authentic seafood and grill restaurant specializes in the joys of eating spanking fresh fish. The décor is fashionably on trend with its muted sandy colors, sunken bar, open kitchen and an abundance of comfy sofas and upholstered seating around natural wood tables,

all overlooking the pristine Mae Phim Beach and the inky black sea beyond. The setting is beautiful and the ultimate spot to get stuck into the oceans of seafood items on this exquisite Thai menu. On hand to greet us as we arrived by buggy (make sure you take advantage of these buggies – the resort is huge) was the charming Miss Noo-na who knowledgably guided us though the menu. We were to be served a tasting menu from Chef Ko Ko but as we waited and read through the

menu the authenticity shone through with its carefully chosen dishes from Thailand’s vast culinary traditions. The wine list is an interesting selection of labels and we chose a glass of Echeverria Classic Collection and a Sauvignon Blanc Fox Creek Shadow’s Run to commence the proceedings. The first dish to be served was the one and only classic Thai soup – tom yum goong (B.280). Is there anybody out there who doesn’t love tom yum goong? Hot and sour redolent with chili, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and

coriander, the soup sang out to the generous serving of prawns in their sweet, salty shells. It was delicious; spicy as only this dish can be, it immediately cleared our heads for the following courses! Two more (coconut) soups are on offer, a tom kha talay and a prawn-free tom kha hed with mushrooms and herbs. Next up was yum pak boong goong yang (grilled tiger prawns with crispy morning glory salad). A perfectly crunchy deep-fried salad offered up its succulent, juicy partner – an uber jumbo prawn to be enjoyed with another example of the excellent seafood chili sauces that are produced in this area. An all-star dish this one and we would definitely order it again should we ever see it elsewhere. Other starters include the sharing platter of Fish Bar Seafood Tower at B.950. Poached and chilled prawns, squid, mussels, Rayong oysters and local fish are presented with a pomelo salad and spicy condiments, or pla tod yum mamuong, a deep fried fish with spicy green mango salad or kluy poo the restaurant’s specialty crab spring rolls with sweet chili and a pineapple salad. It was now time for the much anticipated main course, the house signature fish dish, the mixed grill Rayong platter. A whole sea bass

had been grilled to exactness and accompanied by a massive salver containing seafood galore – gleaming polar white translucent squid sat next to big fat orange mussels, lustrous pink meaty prawns and a mottled red crab offering up its sweet, dense white meat. Two accompanying sauces, the traditional sweet chili and another which turned out to be my preference, a tasty tamarind sauce. A steamed seafood basket is also offered to share at B.1,250. Phuket style stir-fried lobster with cashew nut sauce sounds a tempting dish we could try on our return, or northern style curried yellow noodle soup with crab meat or their regional green curry with fish fillet, eggplant, sweet basil and coconut milk. The trio of western main courses, mentioned earlier, is 200 grams of grilled beef tenderloin served with a Café de Paris sauce, French fries and vegetables, grilled pork chop with a mushroom sauce or chicken breast with the usual accoutrement plus a red wine sauce. If you are lucky enough to be enjoying a weekend getaway at this resort, there is a weekend (Friday-Sunday) fish buffet for B.899 ++. We had been very well fed and were replete with the fruits of the sea, but our delightful server, Noo-na convinced us to sample her favorite dessert, churros with two sweet sauces. Sometimes referred to as the Spanish doughnut, it was served here with a sweet caramel sauce infused with cinnamon and a slightly tart berry sauce. We couldn’t do it justice but it was a luscious and unusual dessert which sweetly brought down the curtain on our foray into the joys of Rayong seafood at the beautiful beachside Fish Bar Restaurant. Fish Bar Restaurant Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa Mae Phim Beach, Rayong Open daily for lunch and dinner Tel: 038 998 000 www.MarriottRayongResort.com


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F&B Promotions Devil’s Wine Tasting

Specialty Burgers

Kabuki Sushi Hour

at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya

at Flames Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Benihana, The Japanese Steakhouse Pattaya

Holiday Inn Pattaya in partnership with Siam Winery presents Devil’s Wine Tasting by Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Experience a wonderful selection of seven different kinds of wine from Chile matching with international cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Price is at 990 baht net per person or 1,490 baht net per person including one bottle of premium wine to take home. Guests can also bring home their favorite selection of great wines available at a special price. For reservations and more information, call 038 725 555 or email juthamard.boonchinwudtikun@ihg.com.

Midweek Buffet at Oceana Restaurant, Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya Oceana restaurant’s chefs have genuine passion for gastronomy and have created a superb midweek buffet. The midweek treat features tasty European favorites including pork knuckle and a fine selection of sausages along with many other comfort foods served with salads and all the trimmings. Complement this with a free flow of beer and you have a perfect evening to keep you going for the rest of the week. Join the midweek treat buffet at Oceana every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and relax with trendy music and watch the action in the beautiful aquarium. Price is 599 baht net per person or 999 baht net per person including free flow beer. For more information please dial 038 306 337 ext 535.

Flames are serving specialty burgers during October. Premier Wagyu beef is molded into a burger and accompanied by Jalapeno, cheese and bacon. A grilled marinated lamb burger gets the Mediterranean treatment when served with sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. For turkey lovers, the burger is offered with cream cheese and topped with a fried egg. Prices start from only 380 baht ++. Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens daily from 6 to 11 pm. Call to reserve at 038 714 981.

Alaskan King Crab at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Pattaya Alaskan king crab is prized and revered around the world by both crab connoisseurs and gourmets alike. King crab fishing is carried out in the waters off the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The fishing season is very short with only 11,000 tons of red king crab being landed annually – making this species a very rare delicacy. This month, enjoy fresh king crab at Mantra’s famous Sunday Brunch or from the special à la carte menu set by Executive Chef Leonard Faust and the Mantra culinary team. Dishes not to be missed include the king crab tempura kakiage with tentsuyu dip, king crab lasagna and the king crab curry to mention a few. Enjoy a range of classic Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs or some beautifully rounded and crisp Alsace Rieslings, be it by the glass or the bottle to accompany this crab extravaganza. For more information, please contact 038 499 591 or email: email@mantra-pattaya.com.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day at Up & Above, The Okura Prestige Bangkok

New opening time at Wine Cellar Pattaya-Naklua The original Wine Cellar is now also open every Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm. The staff are happy to serve you excellent cuisine and specials with large selection of finest beverages, imported chesses and cold cuts. Visit www.winecellar-pattaya.com or www.facebook.com/ winecellarpattaya for daily specials and latest wine tasting events. Please call 038 226 054 for reservations.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok embraces the centuries-old tradition of Thanksgiving with special buffet lunch and set dinner menus at Up & Above on Thursday, November 27, 2014. The buffet lunch, available from 12 noon to 2:30 pm and priced at 1,200 baht ++ per person, features traditional roast turkey and other popular Thanksgiving Day dishes and trimmings. The special four-course set dinner menu comprises modern interpretation of a Nicoise-style tuna salad, foamy topinambur soup with breaded langoustine stick, oven-roasted turkey with root vegetables and ginger-pumpkin mash and, for dessert, raspberry ripple cheesecake ice cream bars. The set dinner is available from 6 to 10:30 pm and is also priced at 1,200 baht ++ per person. Up & Above is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Reservations are recommended.

Things with Nuts

Please call 02 687 9000 or email fb@okurabangkok.com.

at Vistas Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Michelin 3-star chef Emmanuel Renaut

Nuts are healthy and at Vistas Lobby Lounge they have been incorporated into three luscious confections. Hazelnuts are included in praline cake, nuts are mixed into chocolate brownies and are also served with a strawberry cheese mousse. It’s a nutty delicious month at Vistas during October. Prices start at just 110 baht ++. 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 one, get one free on all cakes during happy hours between 7 to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, please contact 038 714 981.

at Fifty Five, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Emmanuel Renaut, owner of Michelin three-star restaurant Flocons de sel at Megeve in RhoneAlpes, Southeastern France, will be a guest chef at Fifty Five from October 28 -29, 2014. Chef Renaut will be serving a seven-course set menu each evening, priced at 9,999 baht ++ per person, including a different wine matched with each course. The menu begins with Oscietra caviar and a course of lightly smoked salsify spaghetti with aged Tomme cheese and white Alba truffle. A cake of Lake Geneva burbot and perch is followed by a course of smoked, poached and roasted pigeon, and then by a serving of mountain flavored venison with root vegetable mousseline. A dessert of autumn flavors is followed by a serving of pumpkin and honey lemon ice cream. Fifty Five is located on the top level of the 54-storey Centara Grand at CentralWorld and features 360-degree views of Bangkok. The award-winning restaurant has its own two-storey glass-walled wine cellar. For more details or reservation, please dial 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

At Benihana, the renowned Japanese-American Steakhouse, “My Kitchen is Your Table” is brought to life through dynamic “eatertainment”. Interact with the chefs, famous for their theatrical culinary skills, as they prepare Kabuki Sushi Hour. Stop by for an order of any two dishes from Kabuki Sushi menu and receive an additional dish free from 4 to 5 pm. Benihana is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

Saturday Night BBQ Buffet at The Bay, Dusit Thani Pattaya

Enjoy a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine in the Saturday Night BBQ Buffet. Open from 6:30 to 10 pm. Buffet price is 1,754 baht net per person (food only). Free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks is at 705 baht net per person. For reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149-50.

German Sausage & Meatloaf at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Throughout the entire month of October 2014, Oasis have turned to Germany for their motivational ingredients in Oktoberfest month, Bratwurst, Nuremberg and Burenwurst are three of the traditional sausages on offer together with a duo of sausage meatloaf recipes. Prices start at only 300 baht ++. 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. For reservations, please call 038 714 981. WEEKEND BUFFET DINNER | THB 899++

Weekend Buffet Dinner Go on a culinary escape. Enjoy grilled barbeque on Fridays or savor fresh savory seafood on Saturdays starting at 6 pm. This bright and airy restaurant offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand, providing both indoor and al fresco dining. Call 038.998.000 to make reservations or visit MarriottRayongResort.com for more information.

at C-Salt Café, Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa

Go on a culinary escape. Enjoy grilled barbeque on Fridays or savor fresh seafood on Saturdays starting at 6 pm. This bright and airy restaurant offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand, providing both indoor and al fresco dining. RAYONG MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA 99/5 MOO2, PAE-KLAENG-KRAM ROAD, SAKPONG DISTRICT KLAENG, RAYONG 21190, THAILAND

Call 038 998 000 to make reservations or visit MarriottRayongResort.com for more information.

Beer Buffet Dinner at Zico’s Brazilian Grill & Bar Pattaya, Central Festival Pattaya Beach Zico’s, Pattaya’s only Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant, offers every Wednesday and Thursday night Churrascaria buffet inclusive freeflow beer for 2 hours at 999 baht per person (subject to 7% VAT).

Dine it like you

For more information or table reservations, please contact 038 043 516 or email zicospattaya@chr.co.th.

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

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Beer buffet dinner Every Wednesday & Thursday night Churrascaria buffet inclusive free flow beer unlimited 2 hours at THB 999 Visit www. centarahotelsresorts.com/cmbr and discover how.

T: (038) 043 516 • E: zicospattaya@chr.co.th Charasco Grill & Wine Bistro


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OZO Pattaya Sleep Deeply, Live Brightly Thailand’s second OZO property has landed in the bustling seaside town of Pattaya. Developed by Boutique Group of Companies and managed by ONYX Hospitality Group, the eight-storey OZO Pattaya welcomed its first guests September 15, 2014. OZO is a select service hotel experience created for those who crave the basics done right – a good night’s sleep on a great bed, a nutritious healthy breakfast, great connectivity to the world as well as the locale, and lots of carefully considered creature comforts designed for a restful stay. Located in the heart of Pattaya, OZO Pattaya is within easy reach of the city’s numerous attractions, from nightspots to restaurants, and beaches perfect basking in the sun. Situated only 90 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, OZO Pattaya is great for a quick escape from the city or a relaxing holiday and is ideal for travelers seeking connectivity combined with a great night’s sleep. Sleep Tight at Snooze Zone OZO Pattaya’s Snooze Zone, from 1st to 7th floor, consists of 164 guest rooms and suites cleverly designed to create a haven of comfort and convenience. These include three categories: Sleep, Dream and OZO Suite. Superb bedding and smartly designed rooms give guests just what they need for a perfect night’s sleep. Guests will also enjoy up-to-date amenities to keep them comfy and connected, including a multimedia connectivity panel, free Wi-Fi access throughout and Breeze Spa amenities.

Sleep Room

Hunger Cravings at EAT and EAT2Go A healthy breakfast and an espresso jolt at EAT, the hotel’s rooftop all-day dining restaurant, will invigorate guests during the mornings. For guests who are in a rush or are eager to get a head start in exploring, the grab-and-go counter EAT2Go provides a great selection of snacks to boost energy levels throughout the day. It is also on hand to satisfy late-night cravings as it is available 24 hours a day.

Daily Wow Drink at EAT

Spot Play Time at Splash and Tone Whether a cooling dip is needed after a busy morning of intrepid exploring or after having overdosed on sun tanning, Splash, the rooftop swimming pool, gives plenty of space for serious swimming or just for lounging. For those suffering from indulging in too much of Pattaya’s famous street food, fitness center Tone, located on the 2nd floor, has everything, from free weights to cardio equipment.

Connect

Step Out at Spot Chatty staff and an interactive lectern at the Spot, OZO’s take on a hotel lobby, will give visitors all the area info they need to jumpstart their day. Guests will be spoiled for choice in Pattaya as adventurous types can glide through tree tops at Flight of the Gibbon or whiz through the country side on dirt bikes at Enduro Madness. Those in search of the city’s unique cultural sites will be awed by the inspiring Sanctuary of Truth, an ongoing art installation built completely from hand-carved wood that employs over 250 craftsmen

Doze Off Drink at Spot

Speedy Paperless Check-in at Spot daily. The city is also famous for its assortment of dining options. Every weekend, Thepprasit Night Market, Pattaya’s largest night market, is brimming with shops and food stalls. Guest can also have lunch on the beach by visiting The Glass House for scrumptious seafood. Those with a special interest can pick the brains of the hotel’s Vocal Local, helpful staff with special insights into a variety of subjects and happenings in town, from where to find the best vacation reads to learning how to play the ukulele, the perfect beach vacation instrument.

Information Lectern Visitors can enjoy a special opening rate from 1,100 baht per night, exclusive of breakfast, service charge and local taxes, for stays from now until December 24, 2014. OZO Pattaya 236/26 Moo 10, Soi 15 at Pattaya Second Road Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 103 777 Email: pattaya@ozohotels.com www.ozohotels.com/Pattaya

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Hilton Worldwide invites travelers to explore more of Thailand with 25 percent less on rates for stays in participating hotels and resorts from mid-October 2014 through mid-April 2015. The ‘Explore More of Thailand with 25% Less’ promotion will give vacationers more reasons to experience and

explore the amazing sights, sounds and flavors of Thailand. Starting October 10 through November 30, 2014, guests can book and save 25 percent on room rates for stays between October 15, 2014 and April 15, 2015, inclusive, at participating Hilton Worldwide properties in Thailand such as Conrad Bangkok, Conrad Bangkok Residences, Conrad Koh Samui, Conrad Koh Samui Residences, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Hilton Pattaya, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, and DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Surin Beach. Advanced reservations are required and must be made at least five days prior to arrival. This offer requires full non-refundable prepayment at the time of booking and is subject to availability. For more information on this promotion or to make reservations, visit en.hiltonhoteldeals.com/discoverthailand.

Koh Samui is one of the hottest beach destinations, so why wait to plan a trip and take advantage of the hottest deal with the OZO Hot Deal Package. The package offers guests a four-night stay in a Sleep Room and includes great benefits such as a round-trip hotel transfer from Samui International Airport, a lavish daily breakfast, one complimentary special set menu dinner at Stacked Restaurant, a one-time stock up on drinks in the mini-bar on arrival, and a 500 baht credit to spend on food and beverage during the stay. The hotel is perfectly located for guests to enjoy everything that Samui has to offer. A perfect night’s sleep is waiting for all travelers, so don’t delay, book today and take advantage of this offer. Package starts from 13,510 baht ++. Book from today until July 31, 2015. For more information please visit www.ozohotels.com/chaweng-samui.


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Tour of Thailand’s Isan civilization and heritage at its best during the rainy season The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized a host of tourism activities to reiterate the awareness of the country’s northeastern region or commonly referred to as Isan, as a melting pot of art and culture, religious places, and archaeological and paleontological sites. TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik said, “Especially during the rainy season, Isan is at its best for tourism activities, offering pleasant weather and fresh green scenery. In Isan, visitors to Thailand will be mesmerized by rich ethnic culture, impressive history, natural wonders, as well as fascinating archaeological and geological sites. The region is also deemed as the most important learning center of Thailand’s prehistoric era dating back to the dinosaur age.” In Thailand, the distinctive evidence of dinosaur fossils has only been found in Isan. The region is also Southeast Asia’s largest dinosaur excavation and paleontological sites. There are several museum establishments of international standards worth visiting such as Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum and Excavation Site in Kalasin and Phuwiang Dinosaur Museum in Khon Kaen. Phuwiang Dinosaur Museum Phuwiang Dinosaur Museum is a geological museum mainly exhibiting fossils. It is under the administration of the Department of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Natural

Resources and Environment, the Royal Thai Government, and situated in the Khok Sanambin public area in Nai Muang, Wiang Kao, Khon Kaen. The museum was constructed with a budget from the Tourism Authority of Thailand under supervision of the Department of Mineral Resources and comprises an area of 40 acres. It has been open to the public since 2001. Isan is also well-known for being home to numerous places of worship for Buddhists, boasting several famous Buddhist temples and sacred sites or Phra That where Buddha relics are kept. The southern part of Isan, which covers Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Roi Et and Maha Sarakham provinces, is famous as being a retreat of several highly-revered Buddhist monks of Thailand. The other uniqueness of Isan is its arts and cultures. Isan is home to distinctive mat-mee silk, which is tie-dyed to produce geometric patterns on the thread, pakama or a versatile length of cloth that can be used for basically anything from being a headwear to a hammock. The region is also rich in uniquely celebrated festivals such as the Bun Bungfai Rocket Festival in Yasothon, Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani, Silk Festival in Khon Kaen, Elephant Round-up in Surin, and the Bungfai Phayanak or Naga Fireballs in Nong Khai. Isan also boasts a host of natural wonders such as Phu Kradueng

in Loei, Sam Pan Boak or the Grand Canyon of Thailand in Ubon Ratchathani, Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani and many national parks, including Khao Yai which is Thailand’s third largest national park. Phu Kradueng National Park

Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani (Korat)

Phu Kradueng National Park, located in the Phu Kradueng mountain area, Phu Kradueng in Loei, is one of the most famous national parks of Thailand, with a high point of 1,316 meters above sea level. Every year tens of thousands of people come to make the climb up this famous mountain. It received the title of a nationally protected forest in the year 1943, and was proclaimed a national park on the 7th of October 1959, the second national park of Thailand after Khao Yai National Park. Sam Pan Boak or the Grand Canyon of Thailand Sam Pan Boak, known as the Grand Canyon of Thailand, has the biggest rock reef in the Mae Khong River. It

is a place to witness life on the Mae Khong River bank. If you are a tourist in Ubon Ratchathani or if you live in Ubon Ratchathani it is a nice place to visit and spend a day exploring and enjoying nature. There are two ways to travel to Sam Pan Boak. The first way is to take a boat cruise for around four kilometers to Sam Pan Boak. The second is to drive, which is suitable for those who have limited time. The first route is more popular among tourists. There is also another stop at Had Salueng where there are many

© Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

restaurants and the starting place for the trip at Sam Pan Boak. During the dry season, the water reduces low enough for visitors to see Had Salueng, a sandbank on the Moon River.

© Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)


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Spa Promotions Spa Treats good enough to eat! at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Breeze Spa introduces a special honey collection for a happier you and a healthier community. Indulge in luxurious honey with Breeze Spa’s two new products, the Almond Milk Honey Body Scrub and the Oat Honey Cookie Body Mask. Made from organic raw honey carefully harvested from Plan BEE, a part of the group’s CSR project to help preserve local biodiversity. Introduced in 2013, Plan BEE established a rural bee farming project in Krabi, where the local community in Baan Kao Kram was provided with specialized training from an experienced beekeeper and the start-up tools for the keeping of the Asian Honeybee which is under threat of extinction. Set in the lush natural forest of the region, the bees will promote local biodiversity while providing the local community an additional source of income. With notes from the nectars of Krabi’s natural wild flowers, these scrumptiously invigorating spa treatments are the perfect guilt-free delight to help restore the skin. With a special three-month promotion across all Breeze Spas, guests booking any 90-minute massages will enjoy a selection of one of the treatments from the honey collection. Valid from now until November 30, 2014. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.breeze-spa.com.

Terraké Facial Ritual at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Much more than just a facial ritual, the facial treatment using Terraké products is the perfect solution for sensitive facial skin. Let the therapists pamper and rejuvenate you, healing not only your skin but your mind, body and soul. Precious Earth Ritual Facial (75 mins): 5,400 baht ++ Mineral Force for men (75 mins): 5,400 baht ++ Every treatment entitles you a chance to win in the lucky draw and bring home any of these Terraké products: Delicate Cleansing Oil, Tender Exfoliating Emulsion, Precious Nourishing Mask or Lifting Cream Eyes and Lips. This offer is valid until November 30, 2014. Amburaya Spa opens daily from 10 am to 9 pm. For more information, please call 038 259 888 ext 33 or email spa.amburaya@sheraton.com.

Filipino Halo-halo Delight at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani The crisp and cool breeze marks that the autumn season has arrived. Make this a wonderfully memorable time of the year by experiencing the Filipino dessert-inspired skin treatment Filipino Halo-halo Delight, complimented by the ingredients from this famous dessert. The treatment first replenishes the skin with the 30-minute Halo-halo Body Scrub. The scrub mixes sweet corn, red bean, banana, coconut and the exotic scent of vanilla to make the skin soft, silky and hydrated. This pleasant experience is completed by a 60-minute Aromatic Sampaguita Massage to further enhance relaxation. After this treat, the skin is left glowing and nicely scented with jasmine and vanilla essence. Price is 3,500 baht. Available until October 31, 2014. For more information, please contact: Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya: 038 371 044, pattaya@devaranaspa.com Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Bangkok: 02 636 3595, bangkok@devaranaspa.com www.devaranaspa.com

How to Remove Stretch Marks Naturally

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Perhaps the best definition for stretch marks is that they are visible lines on the surface of the skin which are slightly off color to the rest of the surrounding skin. The area around the abdominal wall below the umbilicus is the most common area for stretch marks to occur but they can also show up over the breasts and thighs. There is no inherent health risks associated with stretch marks but they are considered to be an unsightly blemish and are therefore an annoying cosmetic issue. Chemical and surgical treatments are available to treat and reduce the visibility of stretch marks including fractional laser, vascular laser treatment, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) among others. Of course, as with most surgeries, these treatments are not just expensive, they can also be risky. Luckily we have been hard at work discovering all natural treatments that may work just as well so you can be free of unsightly stretch marks without the risk or the cost. Here are a few of the better ones we have found. 1. Potato Juice Despite their less than stellar reputation in regards to being packed with carbohydrates, potatoes actually contain many vitamins and minerals which can help to restore skin cells. This health benefit in turn creates less visible stretch marks. Cut a medium-sized potato into two halves. Using one of the halves, rub it over the stretch marks. Once you have noticed that the juice has been absorbed into the skin, rinse off with water. 2. Egg White

Egg whites applied to stretch marks is an effective stretch mark treatment due to the proteins they contain. It has also been reported that these proteins are the main active ingredient for skin rejuvenation. Test it yourself. Apply egg whites to your stretch marks on a regular basis and notice how the marks will gradually fade away. 3. Aloe Vera Aloe vera contains generous doses of enzymes which can help to remove damaged skin tissues while keeping the rest of the skin hydrated. You may also notice a healthy glow and improvement in your skin tone.

Use by massaging aloe vera pulp into the stretch marks for nice firm skin. 4. Shea Butter Shea butter helps to improve the elasticity of your skin due to it being a rich source of carotene and vitamin E. It’s also good for hydrating the skin and preventing it from becoming too dry. Use shea butter by applying it directly onto the stretch marks at least twice a day to help reduce the visibility of stretch marks. 5. Lemon Juice Naturally occurring acids in lemon juice bleach the stretch marks so they gradually fade into obscurity. It’s simple to use as you only need to rub the juice onto the offending areas in gentle circular motions and let it air dry for about 10 minutes. Once you are done, you can then rinse off the dry residue. For additional information on skin care, beauty, health, fitness, romance, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com

Relax and Rejuvenate at Seasons Spa, Conrad Bangkok Seasons Spa invites guests to indulge in creating their own spa package with the second treatment at a lower price. For any treatment worth 2,800 baht ++, get the second treatment at very special value: 60-minute Facial Treatment for only 2,000 baht ++, 60-minute Body Scrub for only 1,600 baht ++ and 30-minute Express Treatment for only 800 baht ++. Seasons Spa provides a variety of treatments bringing balance and wellness to the body and taking guest on a rejuvenating journey at Conrad Bangkok. Promotion is available from now until October 31, 2014. For more information or to make a reservation, please conract 02 690 9355, email bkkci.spa@conradhotels.com or visit www.conradhotels.com/bangkok.

Every two hours spent watching television is associated with a 14 percent increase in the risk of diabetes, according to a recent study.


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All About Cellulite by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen

Cellulite is a serious problem for most women – especially for women over 35. It attacks the buttocks and thigh areas and can be extremely unsightly. And it’s a myth to think that only fat women suffer from cellulite. Weight gain can certainly make cellulite worse, and obese people are more prone to getting cellulite, but thin people are not immune. One thing is certain; most women hate cellulite and want to get rid of it at all costs.

What is cellulite? Cellulite is made up of fatty deposits trapped in pockets just below the skin. As a result, the fat cells are squeezed into small bulges that give the skin that unsightly lumpy, dimpled or “orange peel” look. What causes cellulite? There are many factors that contribute to cellulite. Some of them include genetics, the type of skin you have, your age, and your level of body fat. Poor blood circulation and fluid retention can also transform the subcutaneous fat cells into cellulite. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking are also contributing factors. Estrogen also plays an important role in determining the level of fat cells in the body. For example, a surge of hormones during pregnancy can lead to cellulite. Furthermore, cellulite is common among women after menopause. Menopause causes drastic changes in the female body, including the skin and tissues that affect the appearance of cellulite. Is there a cure for cellulite? There are some ultramodern techniques such as laser therapy, liposuction, radiofrequency, etc., that can drastically reduce cellulite and other fatty layers from the body. Other types of cellulite reduction techniques include cellulite body wrap, endermologie cellulite, mesotherapy cellulite and cellulite massage. How to quickly get rid of cellulite? Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond offers you the first FDA-cleared non-surgical, noninvasive cellulite reduction system.

VelaSmooth A modern, non-invasive treatment that utilizes an innovative approach to reducing cellulite and leaving skin smoother and less dimpled. The treatment combines infrared light and radio frequencies along with mechanical massage and vacuum suction to manipulate fatty tissue, resulting in reduction of cellulite and improved circulation to the area. VelaSmooth features the revolutionary elōs (electricaloptical synergy) combination of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF), infrared light energies, plus negative pressure and tissue manipulation. Vacuum and specially designed rollers manipulate and smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient energy delivery. The combination of infrared and conducted RF energies increases oxygen to the cells by heating the skin. This increases the metabolism of stored energy thereby shrinking the size of the fat chamber. Is VelaSmooth proven effective? Since receiving FDA clearance in June 2005, more than 100,000 patients have been treated with VelaSmooth. In a clinical study of 20 women of various ages and skin types with moderate thigh and buttock cellulite, significant clinical improvement was observed in skin contour irregularities, and thigh circumferences were also reduced. Research has shown that it is no longer necessary to endure painful and lengthy recovery times or be exposed to general anesthesia that is typical of other procedures like liposuction in order to achieve improvement of cellulite. Mesotherapy Mesotherapy gets results by targeting the underlying causes of cellulite – not just the outward symptoms. Mesotherapy can eliminate cellulite on the legs and buttocks, breaking down the orange peel appearance of skin, and producing a smooth contour. The average patient eliminates all visible cellulite in 10-25 sessions. Some patients require additional treatments if their cellulite is particularly severe. The most significant side effects of Mesotherapy are blackand-blue marks, a 15- to 20-minute burning sensation, mild to moderate soreness for one to five days, and (as with any injection) a slight risk of infection. All patients return to work the same day. ThermaSlim A breakthrough body contour treatment which combines detoxification with massage. Virtually painless, ThermaSlim

is a non-invasive treatment that delivers an RF current (0.3-0.5 MHz) into areas with excessive fat, creating an internal thermal increase. This in turn activates the collagen of the tissue, as it penetrates deep layers of skin in order to rapidly beautify the body and face. This procedure, also known as hyperthermia, activates blood flow, increases metabolism to liquefy and disperse fat as well as cellulite. Carboxytherapy By injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas just below the surface of the skin, we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to have some root cause in poor blood circulation.

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

ARE YOU A LEFTY? by Khun Dee

It’s estimated that about 10 percent of the world population is left-handed, more men than women by about 4 percent. At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality. (Not that there’s anything wrong with it.) It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities. Indeed, tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert

Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin, among others. On a negative note, there are indications that left-handers may die as many as nine years earlier than right-handers. It might be pointed out that left-handers may be one of the last unorganized minorities in society because they have no collective power and no real sense of common identity. Additionally, left-handers are often discriminated against by social, educational, and religious institutions. Social customs and even language set the left-hander apart as “different” and sometimes even “bad.” The word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken. The Oxford English Dictionary defines left-handed as meaning crippled, defective, awkward, clumsy, inapt, characterized by underhanded dealings, ambiguous, doubtful, questionable, ill-omened, inauspicious, and illegitimate. (Nothing personal.) Phrases in English suggest a negative view of left-handedness. For example, a “left-handed compliment” is actually an insult. A “left-handed marriage” is not a marriage but an adulterous sexual liaison, as in a “left-handed honeymoon with someone else’s husband.” A “lefthanded wife” is actually a mistress. Why are some people left-handed? Research has shown a link between trauma during gestation or during birth with an increased chance of being lefthanded. Furthermore, mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128 percent more likely to have a lefthanded baby than a woman in her 20s. What’s left to say?

Easy on the Eyes In the same way that you normally shed hair on your head and the rest of your body, your eyelashes also fall out from time to time. Sometimes it’s just natural shedding, but other times it’s because you pull out a few lashes when you wipe your eyes too vigorously in removing make-up. It is better to use an eye makeup remover that does the job without the need for rubbing.

Furthermore, some lashes are lost due to the weight of heavy mascara, which can weigh down delicate lashes that succumb to gravity. Beware, too, if you customarily use an eyelash curler; the pressure of a curler often pulls out eyelashes. Even if you avoid such gaffes in caring for your eyelashes, they will fall out naturally, sometimes because of medical conditions. If you feel that your loss of lashes or hair elsewhere on your body is excessive, consult a physician. The underlying cause might be an infection, a thyroid condition or simply a vitamin deficiency. Once the cause is determined and corrected, your eyelashes will stop falling out.


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upcoming movies The Best of Me

Dracula Untold

John Wick

Lead Actors Director Genre Release Date

Lead Actors Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon Director Gary Shore Genre Action | Drama | Fantasy Release Date October 16, 2014

Lead Actors Directors Genre Release Date

Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – while trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters¬¬ that took everything from him.

Nike Vapor Pro driver There will be little mistaking the Nike Vapor Pro driver when you see it on the golf course — but it won’t be because of the eye-catching black and volt green paintjob. It’ll be because of the precision and distance. Nike’s new flagship driver offers a trio of signature improvements over last year’s model, including a stiffer, FlyBeam reinforced Covert Cavity Back design, a re-engineered compression channel that provides greater spring off the face, and FlexLoft 2 technology that provides five different lofts and three face angles while being 30 percent lighter than its predecessor, allowing for even better weight distribution. Not too bad a follow-up for a driver that took home two majors in 2014.

Motorola Moto Hint Earbud We all know by now that Bluetooth headsets are a serious fashion faux pas — so if you’re going to wear one, make it as small as possible. The Motorola Moto Hint Earbud fits that description perfectly. This tiny bud automatically turns itself on when you put it in your ear and turns off when you pull it out, letting it provide up to 10 hours of talk time per charge. And if you pair it with a Moto X, you can get notifications, make calls, send messages, and even ask questions without lifting a finger — which is a lot more than we can say for the monstrosity that was hanging out of your ear circa early 2008.

GoPro HERO4 Black Camera Despite the name, the GoPro HERO4 Black Camera isn’t actually black. It’s silver and boxy, just like its predecessors. But it does do something no GoPro has done before — capture gorgeous 4K footage at a smooth, 30 frames per second. In addition, it also records 1080 video at a slo-mo friendly 120 fps, grabs 12MP still photos at burst speeds of up to 30 fps, boasts a processor that’s two times as powerful as the last model, packs in a new microphone that delivers roughly twice the dynamic range, offers new low-light settings, and sports built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to let you use your phone or tablet as a live video remote and share your best moments instantly.

Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato Michael Hoffman Drama | Romance October 16, 2014

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunites after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan, Willem Dafoe Chad Stahelski, David Leitch Action | Thriller October 23, 2014

music / new release

Nostalgia – Annie Lennox Nostalgia is the sixth studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, due to be released on October 21, 2014 in the US and October 27 internationally by Island Records. It will be Lennox’s first LP in four years and her third cover album. The album is a collection of Lennox’s favorite songs from youth.

1. Memphis in June 2. Georgia on My Mind 3. I Put a Spell on You 4. Summertime 5. I Cover The Waterfront 6. Strange Fruit 7. God Bless the Child 8. September in the Rain 9. You Belong to Me 10. I Can Dream, Can't I? 11. The Nearness of You 12. Mood Indigo

THE MONOCLE GUIDE TO GOOD BUSINESS By THE MONOCLE 9783899555370 These developments are also expressed in the maker movement, new shared spaces, and unusual business schools. So it was a natural step for the magazine’s team to create The Monocle Guide to Work. This guide is not your traditional business book, but it does give advice on how to go from clever fledgling idea to success story and introduces people with inspiring stories. The Monocle Guide to Work is also a picturerich journey for anyone who runs a company, wants to run a -company, or wishes their boss had some new ideas. It’s a book that should be thumbed and used. It’s a manual and a manifesto, a guide and a good read

POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY: FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT By FRANCIS FUKUYAMA 9781846684364 In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind’s emergence as a political animal. This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events, how the modern landscape - with its uneasy tension between dictatorships and liberal democracies - evolved and how in the United States and in other developed democracies, unmistakable signs of decay have emerged.


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Vol. 02 No. 20 | Oct 16-31 2014

Cool Cars and Hot Bikes

Pattaya Today recommends two books for motor vehicle enthusiasts. These books are comprehensive and compact guides to the world’s best cars and motorcycles.

COOL CARS by HOT BIKES by Quentin Willson Hugo Wilson

Cool Cars features 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 favorite 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 favorite fast car gets its speed. With all the latest super cars also shown in fascinating detail, Quentin Willson pays tribute to each vehicle, explaining why it’s considered a classic and covering each car’s historical, technical and performance details. Cool Cars is a must-have gift for motor enthusiasts everywhere.

This is a superb collection of over 300 mean machines. Packed with motorcycles, from vintage bikes to the latest BMW, Yamaha and Honda superbikes, Hot Bikes is a revved-up collection that will delight bikers and motorbike enthusiasts alike. Enjoy a selection of the most important motorcycles handpicked by Bike magazine editor Hugo Wilson. Superb photography depicts the most exceptional vintage bikes to rule the road, plus the most important 21st-century motorbikes. Each bike is also brought to life through engaging reviews of its performance, history and technical data. Whether you have a treasured motorbike of your own or are an armchair enthusiast, Hot Bikes is the perfect bike book for you.

Cool Cars and Hot Bikes are available at Asia Books. Order online via www.asiabooks.com with free delivery anywhere in Thailand.


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Property Topping off ceremony of Southpoint Pattaya

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Pattaya Property

Show attracts buyers

page P4/28 Property Building is one thing but selling is another!

page P6/30 Legal Advice Usufruct in Thailand

page P10/34 Expat Money Corner School and University Fee Planning…Just Came Out!

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Classifieds page P11/35

Over 1,240 buyers and investors attended the 2nd Pattaya Property Show which was held at the Dusit Thani Pattaya on October 3-5, 2014. Over 62 exhibitors took part including leading local developers, realtors and property media. The show was officially opened by Pattaya City’s Deputy Mayor, Ronakit Ekasingh and exhibitors included A+ Property, Riviera Group, Del Mare, The Ville, Raimon Land, Ocean Residential, Sands, Onyx, SC Asset, Rightmove Pattaya,

Baan Talay, Naphak Property Plus, The Surf, The 12 Real Estate, Beli Slon, AD Properties, Global Insurance, Elegance, Kingdom Property, Natureza Art, Mosaic, Siam Realty Group, Number 1 Tower, Global Top Group, Horizon, Veranda Residence, Pattaya City, New Nordic, Siam Oriental and Norwegian.

Charlie Warner, CEO at Exact Trading, organizer of the show said, “Real estate industry sales have as we know been slow over the past six months, so we organized this exhibition to promote and stimulate sales in the region. This was in fact the largest real estate expo ever held outside Bangkok, and although the attendance was slightly lower than last January’s event, several exhibitors have already reported stand sales at the Dusit and more sales are anticipated in the next few weeks.”

Gery Kis, CEO at Onyx, said, “We were very pleased with the show and have several clients due to book including one investor who is going ahead with an entire floor at our Marriott Executive Apartments in South Pattaya.” Sirinapa Potising, Head of Sales at Dusit Groups, said, “We sold a property at our Baan Dusit Pattaya Hill for 7.7 million baht within 30 minutes of the opening of the show. On the second day we sold Baan Dusit Pattaya Hill Continued on page P2/26

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Pattaya Property Show attracts buyers for 4.5 million baht and completed on a 1.2 million baht condominium at Dusit Grand Park.� Exact Trading are now planning to organize the Thai Property Expo at the Conrad Bangkok on November 7-9 which will bring developments from all over Thailand to attract Bangkokbased Thai and expat investors and buyers. Real estate already confirmed covers Pattaya, Bang Saray, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Khao Yai, Koh Chang and Hua Hin. Visit www.thaipropertyexpo.com for details.


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Property Regus opens a new business center in Sri Racha

Topping off ceremony of Southpoint Pattaya The upscale 672-unit Southpoint condominium on Pratumnak Hill, featuring two towers of 30 and 20 storeys, reached the top and topped off this October. Kingdom Property, led by CEO Nigel Cornick, and construction partners celebrated the topping off ceremony held at the top, 30th floor, of the Residence Tower.Presentation of trophy featuring Kingdom Property Key and a bottle of the finest libation was made to members of the main contractor, Bouygues-Thai, for building to not only exact and original specifications but to a precise schedule. With over 70 percent of the units sold, Southpoint show suites are still available for viewing on Soi Kasetsin 7, Pratumnak Hill. Southpoint Pattaya will transfer to buyers in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Regus, a multinational corporation that provides serviced office accommodation, opened their latest business center at Harbor Mall in Sri Racha. Sri Racha Harbor Mall Business Center is now part of Regus’ global network used by over 1.5 million. Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés at the opening event hosted by the Regus team where some lucky guests also brought home raffle prizes. The new business center is situated on the 12th floor of Harbor Mall in Laem Chabang Port area. Neighboring businesses include those involved in supply chain and logistics business. The building has a wide selection of offices, meeting rooms, and co-

working space catering from two to 163 people, along with refreshing areas and a large amount of communal space. Habor Mall affords good view overlooking the deep water sea port. The Regus business center is located just one hour from Suvarnbhumi Airport and is

also accessible from Route 7 and Route 3 which connects to Pattaya. The center has many amenities including a hospital, shopping mall, and restaurants. Multinational tenants include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Citibank and Fujitsu System Business (Thailand) Ltd.

Kingdom Property unveils premium beachfront retail project in Central Pattaya Real estate developer, Kingdom Property announced the development of a major new beachfront retail project called The Bay in Central Pattaya. The Bay is phase one of a larger mixed-use vision that will be developed over the next five years encompassing hospitality and residential on a 23-rai site stretching from Beach Road to Second Road for a total project value of 5 billion baht. Construction on phase one of the Beach Road retail development will commence next month and will be complete by Q4 2015. Kingdom Property have been appointed to oversee the development of The Bay on behalf of the owners Beachfront Capital, with financing provided by Krung Thai Bank.

The Bay becomes Kingdom Property’s second project on the Eastern Seaboard, following on from Southpoint condominium on Pratumnak Hill. The Bay has been designed by RDG Planning & Design, the firm behind the hugely successful Terminal 21 in Asoke, Bangkok, who will create a concept “never previously seen in Pattaya”, according to Kingdom Property Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Cornick. “It is very exciting to work with RDG, a pioneer in retail design in Thailand,” said Cornick. “We have significant experience developing property on the Eastern Seaboard over the past decade with Northshore, Northpoint and currently Southpoint projects and we are pleased to contribute to the ongoing rejuvenation of Pattaya.

“We believe in the long-term strength of Pattaya and its development as a major city and as a family destination. The Bay will ideally suit these conditions and will be outstanding as a premium dining and leisure destination when it opens this time next year.” The Bay will offer 6,800 sqm of retail leasing space over three stories along 100 meters of Beach Road frontage. The generous set back from the main road allows for an extensive ground floor plaza area of 1,800 sqm that integrates the retail space with its beachfront location, providing an ideal space for events, festivals and concerts, attracting customers for tenants and establishing it as a destination in its own right.

The curved structure will offer pure, uninterrupted views of Pattaya Bay for diners who will be able to choose from a range of internationally recognized brands and individual gourmet outlets in al fresco or indoor environment. Colliers Thailand have been engaged to handle leasing and are already in discussions with a number of leading international brands in addition to successful food and beverage operators in Bangkok looking to spread their footprint to Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. The team of international consultants and contractors behind The Bay also includes Beaumont Partnership, EEC WSP and Warnes and Associates.


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Property

Building is one thing but selling is another! In my October 1 column, ‘Where is the Pattaya Real Estate Market Today?’ I pointed out that the Jomtien area had an amazing 48 percent increase in condominium launches in the first half of this year compared with the last half of 2013. I went on to say that it made it very clear that the Pattaya inner city area did slow down during the first half of this year but Jomtien is carrying the industry for new construction very well in the condominium sector. As I went through that issue of Pattaya Today, I made it a point to reread my column. The first thing that struck me was that it was a positive and confidence-building article about the Pattaya real estate industry, but it also struck me that ‘building is one thing but selling is another.’ I began to recall some other things I had written over the last year or so. I have been pointing out the weaknesses in the Eastern Seaboard new construction condo market for over two years, and used the ‘O word’ (oversupply) for the very first time in December 2012 in Property Guru. com’s online magazine predictions which came out in January 2013.

Two months later the Thai government came out with alarming statistics about our condominium oversupply, and in March of that year I told delegates at the Government Housing Bank’s Real Estate Information Center seminar that the Eastern Seaboard condo boom was over! Looking back it is easy now to see that industry statistics and articles since that time have supported the idea that we are in danger of accumulating more condominium stock than we are selling as we are clearly not in the same ‘boom town’ selling frenzy experienced in past years. In September 2013 in a CBRE property report, Simon Derville, Raimon Land’s deputy vice president for business development, was quoted as saying, ‘Based on this rate, it should take about 13 months to absorb the remaining inventory.” He went on to say, ‘There is growing demand from Thai buyers, driven by Bangkok-based developers launching projects in Pattaya.’ Then, most impressively, Derville reported in December 2013, that: developers are also responding to the growing demand

from Thai buyers for getaway properties. A total of 13,152 units were completed within the past 12 months, with an impressive take-up rate of 87 percent. The majority of those units were in projects located in Central and South Pattaya. Now that information was incredibly supportive of a robust condominium market, but in that same December article the Raimon Land executive went on to say: Only 48 percent of the newly launched condominium units had actually been sold, adding, The good thing is that the demand is there, but the challenge is that there are too many projects in the pipeline. One comment concerning those projections is the fact that one year ago nobody had any idea just how bad the political situation would affect condominium sales and nobody foresaw the huge decline in domestic purchasers as Thais began to put their financial brakes on, losing their status as the largest condominium purchasing group. An 87 percent take-up rate for the year 2013 is very impressive but what about now as we approach December 2014? Well for starters 2013’s excellent

take up rate of 87 percent was attributed primarily to Thai buyers, but by year’s end and going into 2014 the take-up rate was only at about 50 percent, a statistic also supported Derville. Now that it is established that the domestic consumption of Pattaya condominiums has been greatly affected as Thais are no longer the biggest buyers, what about the second largest purchasing group: Russians? It is looking more and more like there will be far fewer Russians visiting Pattaya in 2014 and 2015 as a consequence of the US-led sanctions on Russia. Furthermore, Thailand’s recent political turmoil could have a negative impact on Russian consumers buying condominiums here, as might the declining value of the ruble. Yes, the good times--like in the year 2012 when Chonburi province accounted for one-third of all international searches for Thai real estate (almost three times as many as the city of Phuket)--are behind us. So what about the take-up rates now and going into the next year or two? And just who is going to purchase condos in Pattaya?

Atlantis Condo Resort Pattaya

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade is managing director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., the Eastern Seaboard’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, as well as managing director of the Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. The American-born entrepreneur has been running Premier Homes with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 18 years. He has been in real estate 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.

Wade, a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), is an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and a current board member with the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand. He also is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New Yorkbased international research and consulting firm, and has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for many years. Having done business successfully on the Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area for more than 18 years, Clayton Wade is known throughout the AsiaPacific region for his writing, public speaking and

Pattaya’s average condominium market take-up rate seems to be continuing surprisingly well over the past few years with the average 1H 2014 take-up rate being approximately 73 percent, but only a little higher than that of the last half of 2013 and nowhere near the 2013 take-up rate average of 87 percent. Some industry researchers are projecting that the Pattaya condominium market should perform better in the second half of 2014 as a result of a good tourist season which, by the way, is what every real estate agency in town is praying for. Those same industry researchers are also saying that the political situation does seem to be much more stable and as a result buyers should be buying more condominiums with projected take-up rates increasing by around 3 to 5 percent in 2H 2014 compared to 1H 2014. Let’s hope that these improvements do continue forward into 2015. Bear in mind, however, that a take-up rate increase of 3 to 5 percent in 2H 2014 is about 78 percent tops and about a 10 percent decline from the take-up rate average we experienced in the whole of 2013. Certainly a very strong tourist season is just what we all need to see the Pattaya real estate industry thrive as we would all like. Yes, building is one thing but selling is another, and this coming high season is going to set the standard for growth for the next couple of years. We are building a bigger and better Pattaya. Let’s hope that we also sell a bigger and better Pattaya.

television presentations, having written regularly for many of the area’s leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, The BigChilli, Tattler, Homes and Condos Magazine, and others). He has been a regular guest on CNBC’s Managing Asia with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit 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

The uniqueness of Siam@Siam Design Hotel by Barry Kenyon

Dmitry Chernyshev is the new general manager There are many reasons why Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, one of the largest and best-known landmarks on Second Road, is so very different. It has the highest swimming pool in the city, located on floors 24 and 25, which in turn is linked to the hi-tech fitness center on floor 24 and the first-rate meetings and banquet layout on floor 23, making the fast-growing MICE (Meetings Incentives Conference and Exhibitions) facilities unbeatable.

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he new general manager, appointed earlier this year, is unique in his own right. Dmitry Chernyshev was brought up in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan and largest city on the Caspian Sea, and moved with his parents to Russia in 1993 to the industrial city of Volgograd. As a student in Russia, Dmitry soon acquired a taste for foreign travel. He spent his student-gap year in Galway, Ireland, as a hotel porter. Acquiring a distancelearning diploma in hospitality, his other short-term posts included a year in the housekeeping department of a Brighton hotel and a spell as assistant night manager in the Hyatt Park Moscow before learning the food and beverage business in Abu Dhabi and on a US cruise-line ship where he met his Thai wife. He was then a villa

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complex manager in the Seychelles before moving to Thailand several years ago. He was front office manager at the Garden Cliff Resort (managed by Sofitel) before moving to Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, latterly as Executive Assistant Manager. His work record is quite breathtaking! Given his amazing international experience, language skills (especially in Russian and English), managerial capacity and youthful attitude, it’s not surprising that he was encouraged to apply for the general manager’s post at Siam@Siam. “Pattaya is of course a leisure city in many ways, but the many industrial estates nearby mean that there are tremendous business opportunities too in the hospitality trade,” says Dmitry. He adds that the city is now well on its way to achieving a diversified target group of visitors and families, both Thai and international, far removed from the stereotype of offering only bars and


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GM Outlook nightclubs. “Walking Street will always be with us,” concludes Dmitry, “but it no longer represents the essence of this everexpanding Eastern Seaboard resort.” Yet what best gives this hotel its uniqueness label has to be its startling design concept. Everywhere you look: bold colors, industrial strength brought to life in an evocative underwater world, bursts of blue or sapphire, rich dashes of orange, giant fish morphing into flying cars, the natural warmth of home imbued with unexpected twists and turns. Designed by the founding Phornprapha family, Siam@Siam immerses guests into a surreal world of folklore and fantasy brought to life through the eclectic imaginings of a visionary artist. Cars and their component parts feature prominently, but so does the ocean and its magical depths. Vivid underwater scenes entwine with Siam@ Siam’s signature industrial style to create a unique mix which surprises and amazes at one and the same time. The Car Bar on the ground floor celebrates the world of automobiles and motoring but adds a modern twist taking inspiration from the street-side car bars ubiquitous throughout Thailand. Jeeps, rickshaws and even a flying car suspended from the ceiling as a light fixture are used as decorative elements. The outdoor area has car seats, tents and lawn chairs to evoke

a rustic campsite or backyard environment. Guests gaze at this intriguing space while sampling cocktails in oversized buckets, while in the background there’s the smooth sound of live blues and acoustic music to add to the relaxed mood. Exploring higher, the tone becomes more colorful as the ocean and its marine life come into focus. On multiple floors, the 268 luxury guestrooms and suites are led by bold hues of orange, green, blue or yellow – each color representing elements of nature, the ocean or industry. Quirky design features and recycled materials exist side-by-side with home comforts and contemporary amenities. The underwater world is taken much further in the Big Fish international, all-day restaurant on the sixth floor. An oversized fish takes center stage while jellyfish lamps adorn the ceiling and a fish tail shapes the bar. Adding to the mix are industrial design elements inspired by ships and submarines. This ocean theme extends to the function rooms, the highest meeting space in Pattaya, which are designed to create an underwater cave with coral reefs and fish fins. On the two top floors, the visitor finally emerges from this watery fantasy to enter The Roof Sky Bar and Restaurant where shades of art and a warm earthtone frame the stunning double-level pool which is surrounded by rich greenery and

Grand Leisure Class star-patterned lighting. The Roof is also home to a beacon of light, in the form of a lighthouse, which shines brightly across the Pattaya night sky, while a traditional Thai bell temple takes pride of place at the highest point of the building. An enchanting journey from beginning to end, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya is indeed a unique hospitality experience. Of course it has all the features you’d expect in a five-star hotel – polite

Car Bar

Pattaya is of course a leisure city in many ways, but the many industrial estates nearby mean that there are tremendous business opportunities too in the hospitality trade.

Dmitry Chernyshev General Manager Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

and efficient staff, first-class service, Thai and international cuisine at their best, complete comfort in the public areas and guest rooms – but that’s not the end of the story. It’s the spirit of raw imagination and original design, devoid of any formality or pretence, which creates a hospitality experience which is truly unique. Dmitry sums up Siam@Siam’s special quality as “charismatic service blended with surprising artistry”.


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

Usufruct in Thailand What is a usufruct? A usufruct is a legal right accorded to a person or party called the usufructuary. It is an ownership right to use, enjoy and manage someone else’s immovable property with the advantage of deriving income or benefit from it as long as the property is not in any way damaged or altered. Basically it is a right that allows the usufructuary to live on the land and his/her name is registered on the title deed or chanote acknowledging that right. The right of usufruct is only valid and enforceable after the registration with the land department has been completed. The registration of the usufruct shall make the public aware of the recorded usufruct burden on the property and is therefore enforceable against any third party such as a successor of the property.

For how long can a usufruct be granted? A usufruct is usually granted for a 30-year period or for the lifetime of the usufructuary. If no time has been fixed, it is presumed that the usufruct is for the life of the usufructuary. Who shall be responsible for the maintenance and monetary obligations of the property? The usufructuary shall, for the duration of the usufruct, bear expenses for the management of the property, for ordinary maintenance and petty repairs, pay taxes and duties, and be responsible for interests payable on debts charged upon it. If major repairs are necessary for the preservation of the property, the usufructuary must immediately inform the owner thereof and ask permission for them to be carried out. In case of default by the owner, the

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

School and University Fee Planning…

usufructuary may have the work carried out at the owner’s expense. All extraordinary expenses must be borne by the owner, but in order to meet these or expenses coming under the foregoing section he may realize part of the property unless the usufructuary is willing to advance the necessary funds without charging interest. Can a usufructuary sell or lease the property? A usufructuary cannot sell the property but he can transfer his rights on the property to a third party with up to 30-year lease. Can usufructs be inherited? A usufruct cannot be inherited. Its right and benefit dies with the usufructuary. What happens when the usufruct agreement comes to an end? When usufruct comes to an end, the usufructuary must return the property to the owner, replacing anything which he has wrongfully consumed. The usufructuary is liable for the destruction or depreciation in value of the property, unless he proves that the damage was not caused by his fault. He is not bound to give compensation for depreciation in value caused by reasonable use. What are the benefits of a usufruct? For foreigners who cannot own land directly, the benefit of a usufruct is that the Thai land owner will find it more difficult to sell or register mortgage on the land with the usufruct. The usual buyer would ask the owner to terminate the usufruct before buying such land.

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About the most expensive way to pay school and university fees is out of income at the time they’re due; that is for those of us who don’t have them paid by corporate employers. If there is the chance to plan ahead, there are specially designed savings arrangements that may well fit the bill. Such schemes have a built in drawdown facility that allows for fees to be withdrawn at the required times. Even a modest growth rate has the effect of discounting fees and the longer it goes on the bigger the cost savings. The fact that, as expatriates, we can save offshore in a taxfree environment is a big plus. Educational fees are climbing at a higher rate than inflation, so it’s prudent to build in an escalating estimate of the amounts likely to be required. As a rule of thumb, the approximate increase in fee costs runs out at around 5 or 6 percent, and, as a further safeguard, savings contributions can also be increased automatically year-on-year by specific amounts, or percentages. University costs may well also have the additional expense of providing accommodation should the campus be some distance from the family home. The total cost, in this part of the world, to privately educate a child from the age of 5 to age 22, including university is estimated to be approximately 200,000 USD. If you now multiply these figures for two or three children, the need for early planning becomes even more evident. Another possibility is to take out life insurance for the estimated amount required over the term needed to guarantee the fees are available should the worst happen to the family breadwinner(s); this, of course, gets more expensive as we get older. The other option is to set aside a lump sum earmarked for the purpose. Funds can be invested and the necessary amounts stripped out as and when required. There are offshore platforms that allow access to all listed stocks and securities available on all major markets, as well as deposit accounts with major banks. This provides for enormous flexibility of investment and the money can be placed in trust to ensure that your wishes are carried out, should the worst happen. Either way, planning as early as possible is the most effective way of making substantial savings on the cost of your children’s education. A personal illustration of the various schemes should be obtained to reflect your own particular circumstances, including the specific school’s tariff and the selected, potential university’s tuition fees. 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 international investors and expatriates 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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Houses for Sale

Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3346) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 4 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 84 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 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 (PR6686) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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 081634-2915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 50 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6407) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Selling Price 15.8 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 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 (PR5086)

Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 49 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5796) View Talay Villas (Jomtien) 4 Bed 3.5 Bath with Private Pool / Private Garage 320 SQM, 11.9 Million THB (Company Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com B r a n d N e w To w n H o m e (Thepprasit) - 3 bed 2 bath, Total Area 264 Sqm. Sale Price 2.9 million THB. (Thai Name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay Villas -Private PoolGarden- 3 Bed 3 Bath / Land 500 Sqm. fully furnished, 12 Million THB. Company Name. (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com Tropicana Villa- Modern duplex 3 Bed 4 Bath, 230 sqm. fully furnished, private pool, garden, 9.8 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com Luxury Villa- 4 Bed 5 Bath - 408 sqm. fully furnished, private pool-Jacuzzi, garden, 16.9 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold)-Owner financing available, please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com Private House on Thappraya Rd. - House 4 Bed 5 Bath, Land 400 sqm. fully furnished, private pool, garden, 12.5 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com Royal Park Village (Jomtien) - 2 Bed 1 Bath, 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 The Ville(Jomtien) – House 2 Bed 2 Bath, Total Size 160 Sqm. Fully furnished, Private Jacuzzi Pool, 4,499,999 THB. (Thai Name) Freehold. please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com

Houses for Rent

(ptmhfr-h0414)Beautiful Townhouse (South Pattaya). 2 minutes to City or Beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 televisions, ADSL, 4 air-condition, garage. Contact: 092 647 1521 (ptmhfr-tpis0000)House for rent/sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqm. land area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/ toilets, spacious living room and kitchen, separate maid’s room, swimming pool and office. For inquiries please call: 087-5585933 Thai/English.

(ptmhfr-tpis0000)A two-storey house in a very quiet secure development for rent in Grange Park Village opposite to Tara Pattana International School. With 1,600 sqm land area, very spacious, fully furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 4 b a t h r o o m s / t o i l e t s , o ff i c e , spacious living room and kitchen, swimming pool and garden, separate maid’s room. For appointment and private viewing call: 082-462-3666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). The Ville(Jomtien) – House 2 Bed 2 Bath, Total Size 160 Sqm. Fully furnished, Private Jacuzzi Pool, 38,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com East Pattaya - A single storey house in a very quiet secure development on Khao Noi. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen, car parking, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Rent: 25,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: HSER064. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com East Pattaya - A two storey townhouse in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Rent: A minimum rental period of 1 year applies at 18,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: HSER011. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. 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 , fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, 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. Rent: 35,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com East Jomtien - A single storey house in a very quiet secure development on Soi Chaiyapruk. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen, car parking and 24/7 security. Rent: 15,000 Bt for 1 year c o n t r a c t . We b s i t e R e f : HSER065. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4606)

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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) Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW. (PR3346) 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) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 84 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW. (PR6686) 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) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR6407) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Selling Price 15.8 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5086) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 49 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

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW (PR4606) 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) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5086) 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) Exquisite Thai and European Style Home in East Pattaya! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 550 Sqm/ 283 TLW. (PR5049) 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) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm. (PR1667) 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 View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) 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 in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. (PR6646) 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) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. (PR6901) Modern Designed Beachfront Apartment! Rental Price is 48,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 101 Sqm. (PR5423) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) 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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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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3982) Impressive Lakeside Estate Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/600 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family home right on a lake next to Phoenix Golf Club and in the country just minutes from town. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5679) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 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 (PR5086) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/120 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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)

Exquisite Thai and European Style Home in East Pattaya! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 550 Sqm/ 283 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5049) 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2587) B e a c h f ro n t Vi l l a w i t h 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6017)

Pool Villas for Sale

East Jomtien - Located in a quiet village off Soi Chaiyapruk is this new build unfurnished 160 sqm executive style single storey pool villa, 3 bedrooms two of which are en-suite, 3 luxurious bathrooms, large European kitchen with double sink, open plan living roomdining area, terrace, 10m x 5m private pool with waterfall and water features, underground water storage, parking with remote roller shutter doors, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Makro and Tesco Lotus. Great value. Price: 6.5m Bt.Website Ref: PLVS205. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien - REDUCED: Partially furnished 324 sqm pool villa in a popular village in central Jomtien offering 3 bedrooms, 1 bedroom on 2nd floor, 3 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, large open plan living room and dining area, private pool, terrace, in quiet Soi with 24/7 security, 150m to

restaurants, shops, bars, taxis and 400m to the beach. Price: 6.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS199. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just 500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with step-ceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Huay Yai - So much is included in this great value buy 190 sqm detached villa built to European standards with block walls, white Upvc windows and doors, ceramic tile floors. Offering 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, high gloss European kitchen with center isle work top, Franke oven and dishwasher, open plan living room and dining area opening up to the 8m x 4m pool and terrace, ceiling fans in every room, garage with remote electronic doors. Price: 5.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS241. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Ban Amphur - FIRE SALE POOL VILLA: A really great buy, a spacious and stylishly furnished 450 sqm two storey villa offering 5 en-suite bedrooms, 5 luxurious bathrooms, white gloss European kitchen with center isle, open plan living room and dining area, office, private pool with pool side terrace and covered patio, large 680 sqm landscaped gardens, covered car parking, alarm and CCTV, just 3km to Sukhumvit Road. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS242. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-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 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

East Jomtien - Located in a quiet village off Soi Chaiyapruk is this new build fully furnished 80 sqm single storey pool villa, 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, large European kitchen, open plan living roomdining area, terrace, 7m x 4m private pool, underground water storage, parking with remote roller shutter doors, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Makro and Tesco Lotus. Great value. Rent: 30,000 Bt on 1 year lease. Website Ref: PLVR346 . Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Pool Villa For Rent – 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. Minimum rental period of 1 year applies. Rent: 30,000Bt per month . Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

Condos for Sale

View Talay 1B – Located near Jomtien Beach 41 sqm on 5th floor. Just been fully renovated. Fully furnished. Brand new matching high-quality furniture. Euro kitchen. Remote A/C. Brand new 40-inch LED TV. Excellent pool view from balcony. Pattaya side. Absolutely lovely room for only 1,850,000 baht including costs (in foreign name). Call 087-139-1570 or 087-139-1539 (English). View Talay 1B 32 sqm studio on 5th floor, Pattaya side (the best side). Just been completely renovated to very high standard

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with fully equipped Euro kitchen, big fridge freezer, new A/C, 40inch LED TV, remote ceiling fan, everything new. This fabulous studio has a lovely swimming pool view with sea views. Great location complex with many bars, restaurants, shops, etc. A real must-see for only 1,690,000 baht including costs (in foreign name). Call 087-139-1570 or 087-139-1539 (English). Atlantis – A new resort style low rise development ideally located just 300m from Jomtien Beach. This high floor pool facing front corner unit offers 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, balcony, huge lagoon style communal pool with Jacuzzis, kiddies pool and slides. Fitness, sauna, restaurants, key card entry, 24/7 security. Price: 2.579m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS941. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

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Land Area: 0-0-23.0 Square Wah Size : 4.50 M. x 15.0 M. 4 storeys 2 parking space in front Interior all built-in 1st and 2nd floor office/showroom 3rd and 4th floor condo style room with kitchen Bangkok

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Jomtien Beach Rimhad - The owner has carried out a very nice renovation, with stylish furnishings and fittings over 56 sqm offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxury bathroom with new LG washing machine, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with large LCD TV and sound system, office, 2 balconies, communal pool, fitness, cafes, laundry, 24/7 security and just 300m to Jomtien Beach. Great value for money, probably the best one bedroom available in these popular buildings. Price: 2.5m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS835. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien Beach Mountain - A nicely furnished unit in this modern low rise building offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxury bathroom, European kitchen, living room, balcony, rooftop pool with great sea views, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security and just 100m to the beach, restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Price: 1.7m Bt. Ref Code: CDOS924. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious bathroom with open shower, fully fitted European kitchen with breakfast bar, open plan living room with large balcony, roof top infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security, Wifi and just 40m walk to 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-jomtien-property. com Acqua - A fully furnished pool facing 34.5 sqm unit that can easily be converted into a one bedroom if desired in this new modern low rise building ideally located in central Jomtien and just 200m to the beach, European kitchen with breakfast bar, luxurious bathroom, stylish living area, large balcony overlooking the pool, communal pool, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security. The building is schedule for completion end of 2014 and this unit is offered with great payment terms to the buyer, with 1,157,394m Bt payable on contract transfer, followed by 6 monthly payments of 12,688 Bt starting from 30th July 2014 and a final payment of 1,440,228m Bt on completion end of 2014. For Sale : 2.67m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS759. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Amazon - A very popular resort style low rise development ideally located just 800m from the beach and this is one of the last pool view units available in foreign name 35 sqm offering 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, open plan living room and dining area, large balcony overlooking the huge lagoon style communal pool, fitness, restaurant, key card entry, 24/7 security and a short stroll to restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Price: 2.19m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS933. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com View Talay Residence - These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach

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and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 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 (PR1667) F o re i g n e r O w n e r s h i p i n 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 i n To w n a t N o r t h s h o re ! 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 13.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 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 (PR6646) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6410) The Cube Condominium is a Good Opportunity for Investors on Phratamnak HillEarn 10% p/a on your initial deposit as low as 500,000 THB. please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com Novana Residence – Studio-1 Bath 26 Sqm. fully furnished, Sale 1,475,000 Million THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com The Majestic Jomtien – Studio/ 1 Bath 32 Sqm. fully furnished 895,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com View Talay 1B(Jomtien Side) – Studio/ 1 Bath 38 Sqm. Furnished 1.29 Million THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com The Majestic Jomtien – Pool View, Studio/ 1 Bath 32 Sqm. fully furnished 895,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com

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Condos for Sale

Park Lane Resort – Condo 1 Bed/1 Bath 36 Sqm. pool view, fully furnished 1,649,999 THB Owner financing available (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Park Lane Resort – Condo 1 Bed/1 Bath 36 Sqm. garden view, fully furnished 1,599,999 THB - Owner financing available (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com Park Lane Resort –1 Bed/ 36 Sqm. pool view with gate open direct pool, fully furnished 1,699,999 THB - Owner financing available (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Art On The Hill – 1 Bed/1 Bath, 39 Sqm. fully furnished, Rooftop Pool, Gym, 2,690,000 Million THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com Paradise Park Jomtien- Condo 1 Bed/1 Bath 37.31 Sqm. High floor with pool view, fully furnished 1,649,999 THB (Thai Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Park Lane Resort – Condo 1 Bed/1 Bath 36 Sqm. High floor city view, fully furnished, Sale 1,399,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com

Condos for Rent

THE AXIS Thappraya Rd, BRAND NEW 2 bed/2 bath 11th floor condo. Beautifully arranged, decorated and furnished to high standard. 3 A/Cs, balcony, triple aspect sea views, pool view, and green, green Buddha Mountain view. Large A/C fitness suite and 2 saunas. Very secure, lots of parking, NO traffic, NO long corridors, NO noise. Just half a mile on baht-bus route to Pattaya central. 38,000/month including Wi-Fi and cable TV. AVAILABLE NOW. CALL OWNER, GARY 090 129 2959 Pratumnak Area, 200 Meters from Beach.2 bedroom, 84 sqm, top floor. 2 big balconies with sea views. Fully furnished. 24,000 baht per month. Also, 42 sq.m. studio with same specs 12,000 baht per month. Call 087 139 1539. (ptmcfr-u0000)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.

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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). The Majestic Jomtien- Studio 32 Sqm. nice decorated, fully furnished, communal pool, 6,900 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com View Talay 1A- Beautiful studio 30 sqm. on Top floor with sea view, fully furnished, 10,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com Park Lane Resort- 1 Bed/1 Bath, 36 sqm. city view, fully furnished, Large communal pool, restaurant, gym, 12,500 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease)internet include please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Jomtien Complex- 2 Bed/2 Bath, 136 sqm. high floor-sea view, fully furnished, communal pool, restaurant, gym, 35,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com The Majestic Jomtien- Studio 32 Sqm. Pool View, New renovated, fully furnished, communal pool, 7,900 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com Jomtien Beach(A2)- Studio 30 sqm. High floor, furnished, communal swimming pool, fitness, 6,000 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-jomtien-property. com

Jomtien Beach - A low floor studio32 sqm, in these popular buildings, nicely furnished throughout with fitted wardrobes, luxury bathroom, European kitchen, balcony, huge communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security, mini-mart, laundry, cafes, bars, internet, travel agents all on-site and just a short stroll to numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental 1 year..Price : 10,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: CDOR392. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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, 77450 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) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 153 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 (PR6901) 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) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 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) Fantastically Designed Apartment at Grand Condotel! Rental Price 42,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4187)

Land for Sale

(ptmlfs-tpis0000)Land for Sale at Grange Park Village! Selling price is 5.5M 1,600 sqm. For appointment and private viewing call: 082-462-3666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English).

Pratamnak Beachfront! Selling Price is 45 Million 203 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0903) Na Jomtien Beachfront! 21 Rai 348 Tarang Wah from Sukhumvit 400 meters deep to a 45 meter beachfront! Two low rise buildings with 4 units each set upon a large swimming pool. Purchaser can build up to 70+ floor high rise. 24,188,384 Baht per rai and 60,471 Baht per tarang wah and the entire 21+ rai can be purchased for a selling price of 529,000,000 Baht . For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0866) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 15.8 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0928)

Property Investment

East Pattaya - Two storey semi-detached houses in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for such large family homes. The seller has in total six of these rental properties, all with tenants in place, that are rented for between 17,000 Bt and 20,000 Bt per month on medium to long term leases bringing in a return of 8%. They can be purchased individually from 1.99m Bt to 2.2m Bt each or all six houses together for 11.9m Bt. Only for sale because of the owners continued ill health problems. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com

Job Vacancies

(ptmjv-m2413)The Riviera Wongamat Beach Pattaya’s most glamorous condominium project is growing its team. We need Thai staff to join Pattaya’s fastest-selling project. SALES STAFF: Sales Executive, Sales Supervisor. Excellent Salary, Excellent Commission Pay. Send your CV to ‘Min’ min. theriviera@gmail.com or call 085-662-4888 for interview. A C C O U N T I N G S TA F F Basic Accounting Experience Required. Call ‘Sukanya’ today for an immediate interview 089247-9619 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

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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. Requirements: Good 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 c o n d o m i n i u m p ro j e c t : 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

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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, building’s accounting and more. Requirements: Good written and spoken English, independent, well organize, good computer and accountant skills. Experience is a plus. Salary according to skills. CV with photo to allott25@hotmail.com Urgent! Experienced Waitress Wa n t e d f o r I n t e r n a t i o n a l restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 Turbo Diesel. Automatic, 4x4 2006 top model. Champagne gold, tan leather interior, T.V. Full TRD body mouldings, LED front and rear lights. Absolutely loaded with extras 130,000 km, falang owned. Immaculate inside out with interesting number plate. 790,000 baht or best offer. Might consider exchange for condo plus cash. Call owner 087 139 1539. Toyota Vigo 3.0 Turbo Diesel (G Model) Automatic 4-door, 2008. Champagne gold, tan leather interior, electric rear topup, electric windows. Airbag, loads of extras. 120,000 km. Immaculate inside and out. Mustsee! Just been serviced. Only 480,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539 (English). 2005 NISSAN TEANA 230JMDiamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced by Nissan, low miles, 499,000 call 0841580785

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Pattaya needs to rebrand

(Alan Clarkson writes) It is common knowledge that Pattaya has changed dramatically over the past 15 years. Apart from becoming much larger and catering for more nationalities, especially Russian and Chinese, the facilities have diversified more to an amazing degree. It’s no longer a question of which raunchy nightclub to visit, but a matter of choosing from the very many recreational and sporting facilities now available. The standard of good accommodation, shopping malls and restaurants competes favorably with any other city in Southeast Asia. The next big development is going to be the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which in the medium term is going to stimulate a lot of regional travel which is unprecedented thus far. Although border restrictions and passport bureaucracies for ASEAN nationals will not collapse overnight, there is no question at all that many more people from the 10-country economic zone will be visiting Thailand both for business and pleasure. Internationally, Pattaya is now at the stage where it needs to rebrand itself much more to cater for families and MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences Exhibitions). Everybody knows that there are many more facilities here for youngsters and most of the five-star hotels have developed in-house entertainment and informed learning to suit both young children and teens. The Thai Tourism Authority as well

Learning visas Q: I have heard that the government has recently introduced two-year education visas and I wondered if you have any information on this. A: No, student visas are still not available for longer than 12 months although renewal is possible – sometimes subject to the immigration policer being satisfied that learning and improvement have occurred as regards the Thai language. However, foreign teachers can now apply for a two-year work permit provided that their contract firmly guarantees a job during that period of time. Businessman’s status Q: Does a foreign businessman need a work permit to attend relevant meetings in Thailand? A: No, he doesn’t. But one who will be using authorization power while in the country would do. Business operatives who come to Thailand to visit an exhibition do not need a work permit, although he would require one to open a booth at a trade fair unless it was a state-run enterprise. Medical tourism Q: I have heard that a foreigner coming to

as City Hall need to build this publicity much more into their advertisements. It’s not just that Pattaya can offer a great beach vacation but can fulfill a typical family’s aspirations. The MICE market is similarly underdeveloped in Pattaya. Again several of the five-star hotels have encouraged this development and the resort boasts the biggest and best equipped MICE center outside of Bangkok: the PEACH facility based at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group location. But we need to see a lot more emphasis on MICE in international advertizing campaigns. Although a good start has been made with niche markets such as Indian weddings and business seminars, the MICE surface so far has been only scratched. Of course, a lot of work yet needs to be done in Pattaya on infrastructure. The highway linking the city to the main Bangkok airport and Jomtien Second Road are good starts, but that is all they are. The city needs an express train service linking it to the metropolis, and Pattaya’s environmental problems such as water, pollution and the like need a very professional approach. In 2013, nine million tourists visited Pattaya and generated revenue of more than 80 billion baht. If Pattaya gets its act together and the Thai tourist image is restored, the Eastern Seaboard resort could be attracting twice that number by the end of the decade. But the city needs to be promoted across the world in quite new ways.

Thailand to seek medical treatment can obtain a three-month visa. Is this so? A: Yes, the discretion was originally for Middle East nationals but has now been extended to others. It would be best to apply for the visa in advance in your home country and show a letter from the Thai hospital detailing the proposed treatment and dates. Such a visa could be extended in Thailand provided updated information was provided by the hospital before the expiry of the visa. Medical tourism is seen as a niche market and is encouraged by the Thai authorities. Online reporting Q: The foreign expat population has been promised online reporting of the 90 days stay for many years, so what is the current position? A: Yes it has been stated many times that this is possible. One can only say that it’s best to check with your local Immigration Bureau to see what the precise situation there is. Some bureaus are better organized to provide the service than others. You also need to be clear exactly what documents and copies you need to provide. UK length of stay Q: I believe I no longer need a visa in advance, as a British citizen, if I wish to stay in Thailand for 60 days (54 days actually). How is this possible? A: You would receive 30 days on arrival at the airport and the latest regulation – for some nationalities including yours – is that you can renew for a further 30 days at an Immigration Office for 1,900 baht. However, after this you must leave the country.

Snap Judgment AIDS increasingly manageable

There were many alarmist reports in the international media when the AIDS epidemic broke out 20 years ago, some even predicting the end of civilization as we know it. It was widely believed that the disease was a punishment by God for human iniquity or had been deliberately created in a research laboratory. Thailand has always had a saner approach to the AIDS problem. Now the Ministry of Public Health has started distributing free antiretroviral drugs to all HIV patients in a move to expand treatment coverage and place them under the state’s monitoring system. This is very new because, previously, HIV sufferers would receive the drugs only if their number of CD4 cells – which mark the presence of HIV antibodies – decreased to 350, compared with 500 in normal people. The cost of the new policy is estimated at 400 million baht. Deputy Minister of Public Health Somsak Chunharas announced that, starting at the beginning of this month, all HIV patients would have access to the drugs without the need for a CD4 count. Improved access would both protect those with HIV from getting sicker, and would allow medical authorities to monitor the total number of HIV and AIDS-related cases more effectively, including the registration of foreign workers in the Kingdom. There are 460,000 HIV-AIDS patients in Thailand, but only 240,050 of these had access to antiretroviral drugs, according to ministry records. It is hoped that the unconditional distribution of the free drug will encourage more patients to show up for treatment. The country must now turn its attention to the problem of discrimination against those infected. In reality, the disease is not easily caught unless individuals choose to indulge in unprotected sexual intercourse and the sharing of needles. But some employers still discriminate against HIV sufferers by requiring prospective employees to undergo blood tests. This is contrary to the government’s policy against employment on health grounds, while leaving job applicants to lodge petitions in court if they feel they have been unfairly treated. The number of new patients appears to be declining with only 8,000 new cases last year. Deaths have also decreased from 9,154 in 1999 to 673 in 2010, almost entirely owing to the availability of antiretroviral drugs.

Koh Tao miseries

Whatever the end result of the investigation into the murder of two British tourists, the whole exercise has been a public relations disaster. From the beginning the saga has been littered with red herrings, outrageous remarks in the Thai social media and indiscreet remarks by the police. Sadly, those elements are a repeat of the investigation into the killing of Kirsty Jones in a Chiang Mai guesthouse in 2000. That murder is still unsolved. The immediate reaction of the Thai media is invariably to blame foreign elements for the murder of farang. The misinformation in the Koh Tao inquiry has included the thought that a jealous gay lover from UK was involved, the suggestion that some bloodstained trousers in a suitcase were relevant and the mystery of a blond hair strand which might, or might not, have had its DNA credibility undermined by bleaching. Not to mention the mysterious smoked cigarette and the ambiguity about how many people were involved either as killers or spectators. It is inevitable that there are differences in the way murder investigations are handled in UK and in Thailand. Thus offthe-cuff comment is much freer in Thailand and police under pressure tend to exaggerate their daily progress and make promises which are often not delivered. There are suspicions that DNA techniques are not always as sound here as they should be. But what is overwhelmingly obvious is that the Koh Tao miseries have left a serious dent in Thailand’s international reputation as a tourist safe haven. If and when any alleged offenders are actually tried, we can expect that every detail and innuendo will be put under a strong media spotlight. The huge distress already caused to the mourning relatives in UK is incalculable.


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Recent Race Updates: 2014 F1 News: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix after a serious crash for Jules Bianchi caused the race to be red-flagged. When Adrian Sutil had crashed at Turn 7, Bianchi went off at the same corner, hitting the rescue vehicle, the race was stopped and a result was determined declaring Hamilton as the winner. Jules Bianchi remains in “critical but stable” condition after he was taken to the hospital. Upcoming Races: Oct 31-Nov 2 United States GP, Circuit of the Americas Nov 7-9 Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 NASCAR News: At Sprint Cup Kansas, Logano wins again amid Chase carnage and seals a spot in the next round of the Chase with victory at Kansas but it’s a different story for his teammates and other top contenders. Upcoming Races: Oct 19 Talladega Superspeedway Oct 26 Martinsville Speedway Nov 2 Texas Motor Speedway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 Indy Car News: 2014 Season completed. Australian Driver Will Power is champion. Schedule for 2015 forthcoming. www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia 2014 MotoGP News: Jorge Lorenzo earns first MotoGP victory of season, Aleix Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow on podium, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa caught out by wet conditions, Valentino Rossi taken to the hospital for a precautionary scan after the Italian star crashed on lap four after running wide onto the damp AstroTurf at the side of the track. Upcoming Race: Oct 19 Australian MotoGP Oct 26 Malaysian MotoGP Nov 9 Valencia 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 5 & 6 1-2 November 2014 BRIC, Buriram* Race 7 & 8 10-14 December 2014 Bangsaen, Chonburi* * date and venue subject to change

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Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik first Thai to ever win Formula 3 Championship Thai racing ace Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik led the legendary Monza Circuit in Italy best of all the Formula 3 racers in the EuroFormula Open championship to secure a dominant pole position for the first of the two races for the 7th round of the 2014 championship. Lining up for the first race in front of RP Motorsport’s Andres Saravia from Uruguay in second and championship rival Alex Palou from Spain in third, the start of the race soon became dramatic, in true Monza style, as Stuvik dropped a position in the drag race towards the first chicane, while contact between Japan’s Yu Kanamaru and Palou saw the Spaniard’s car flipped high up in the air and into retirement already on the opening lap. The Thai racer however managed to overtake Saravia on the second lap and instantly started pushing hard to open a gap and break the slipstream tow. After four laps Stuvik had opened up a 3-second lead and as he no longer was under threat from slipstream overtaking along Monza’s long straights, could focus on producing perfect laps and pulled out a 12-second lead by the checkered flag. The brilliant win was Stuvik’s 9th victory in 13 races of the season and generated enough points margin for the Italian RP Motorsport Team to claim the 2014 team championship with three races still remaining in the season. For Sunday morning’s second race, Stuvik repeated his qualifying feat from the day before, superbly taking pole position with a time of 1:47:278,

well over half a second faster than second placed Christopher Hoher from Austria and Italy’s Kevin Giovesi in third position. The second race saw the Thai racer make a good start and opening enough space to prevent an overtaking move on him into Monza first chicane and after that point he pushed hard to open up a lead and break the slipstream. As in the first race, after four laps Stuvik had opened a 2-second gap, enough to break the famous Monza draft and could slowly ease away from the pursuing Formula 3 cars. Although Stuvik would have a solitary race alone at the front, behind him there was plenty of action, as earlier championship rival Palou again was involved in contacts with other cars and would finish without points. Stuvik’s RP Motorsport teammate Artur Janosz from Poland had a race-long fight with Italian Kevin Giovesi, but would in the end secure 2nd place, in front of Austria’s Hoher. With his second victory at Monza, Stuvik’s 6th win in a row, he easily secured the 2014 EuroFormula Championship title, even with one round in Barcelona left on the calendar.

Stuvik now carries 293 points, with Janosz in second place on 216 points and Palou on 197, as the championship moves to Barcelona for the final round on November 1-2, 2014. Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation and Dacon Inspection Services and Sports Authority of Thailand.

PAGS Tournament from Pattavia

Another day dawned and golfers descended en masse on the renovated Pattavia for the September 2014 PAGS tournament. Today’s field of 92 players which included 14 ladies had an eye on the weather conditions, as it was raining in some parts of Pattaya early and the forecast was for a storm later in the day. Following some recent rain, and some patchy fairways, the decision was made to have preferred lies on the closely mown areas, to help avoid the dreaded mud ball. The storm hit late in the day, which vindicated the implementation of this allowance, ensuring fairness for all players across the day. Mile Allidi shot the undoubted round of the day, winning the low gross with a fine 71, that’s 1 under, for the mathematically challenged. He also picked up 2nd spot in the A flight net, along with a bonus technical prize. Another headlining score of the day went to the ladies winner, Noi Emmerson (18) with a fine 40 points, to go with the maximum of two technical prizes, putting

her new car to use, taking all the prizes home. The ladies minor placing went to Ning Neal (11) with a steady 36 points, while the ladies in general dominated the technical prizes winning seven of the open prizes available. The best score of the day, unusually, was in the A flight, with John Pierrel (11) signing for strong 41 points, ahead of Mike Allidi, while Pelle Petterson (10) picked up 3rd spot with 38 points to go with his technical prize. B flight was a tightly contested affair with Karl Flood (15) on 37 points edging Tom Thompson (14) on countback to the last three holes, 8/7. Bronze medal position in this flight going to Kissy (14) with a creditable 36 points, 22 on the back 9 to edge Ken Price and Chris Willmott with 19 and 15 respectively on the back 9. In the C flight, it was our favorite BBQ King, Dave Bowers (23) getting the chocolates with a solid 38 points, while Reijo Heiskanen (20) was 4 points behind on 34, with Stefan Lord (18) a further

Dave Bowers, BBQ King & C flight Winner

point behind in 3rd spot. This month I will throw out a few honorable mentions, to Kevin Mackintosh, Duang and Leif Pettersson, who each picked up the maximum two technical prizes, well done to all. The Annual Order of Merit race is starting to really take some shape, with less than 20 points covering the top 3, of Leo Ruuskanen, Mike Allidi and Jeff Wylie. Plenty of players knocking on the door, as the year draws to a close, with three rounds left, it is still anybody’s to win. Dave and his team once

again did a tip-top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non-golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family and friends. As always, there is only one person to blame if you go home hungry from Shenanigans Jomtien after a PAGS presentation. I look forward to next month’s event at Emerald on October 29, as I am sure all who have experienced the PAGS organization and hospitality do. Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 to ensure your preferred tee time.


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Youth Focus

Get involved!

As every school term passes by in a blink of an eye, children in schools across the globe get to know themselves a little better every day. They get to know their classmates, developing strong friendships throughout their childhood. They get to know their teachers, building a connection that even for a year can be a bond that will be instrumental in their life. They get to know the school staff, the secretaries, dinner ladies, care takers, bus monitors, everyone who they come into contact with from the minute they arrive fresh faced every morning to the time they say goodbye at the end of the day. All these bonds created in school are priceless

by Rochelle Mc Daid

Parents attending open house can take the opportunity to find out what their child is doing at school.

to everyone involved and help shape the children into the adults they will become. These are the bonds we think of when we think of our education system. These are what we as teachers see

Families enjoy embracing different cultures on International Day.

every day in school. But is there another important bond that is sometimes overlooked? A bond that is very important in a child’s education but sometimes doesn’t get enough credit? This connection I am referring to is the bond among parent-child-teacher. Parental involvement is a very important and necessary part of school life and studies have proved it comes with massive benefits and rewards. According to psychologist Rebecca Marcon in her review about parental involvement, those children whose parents are involved with their school life score higher than their peers in all aspects of school readiness. These children had greater mastery of early basic

school skills, with regard to academic, social, and behavioral aspects. Studies show that at every socioeconomic level, children with involved parents perform better in school. Journalist and author Margaret Bernstein develops this subject by suggesting that engaged parents make sure that their children don’t miss school unnecessarily and that they arrive on time. They also read with them, help them master their alphabet and math facts, and essentially back up what the teacher’s doing when the student is at home. Parental involvement in a child’s education is an advantage that money cannot buy. All parents, regardless of economic status, race, or

Peace One Day at GIS Students at Garden International School (GIS) organized several activities to raise awareness for Peace One Day. IB1 students organized a series of fun activities and challenges to raise awareness for the Peace One Day event. As part of their Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requirements, the IB1 students put everyone into their houses (cobra, eagle, gecko and tiger) and then gave them several tasks to complete. These included playing charades, a basketball challenge, and other tasks that showed the importance of working as a team. Donations were given by those who took part in the event; these

will be given to a local charity. Well done to the IB1s for arranging such a great afternoon! GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya.

by Mark Beales

For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com. Mark Beales is IB coordinator and English teacher at Garden International School.

primary language, can display this involvement simply by asking their child what they did in school that day, asking about their lessons, attending school functions and parent conferences or looking through their child’s schoolwork with them. Being involved in your child’s education will help your child’s achievements, boost teacher morale and give you an accomplished feeling of being involved with your child’s education. As a teacher I feel great pride in having these connections in our school. Developing these bonds promotes great satisfaction for everyone and ultimately creates a more appealing and successful school environment.

One student gives her mom a treat on Mother’s Day.

Come on, parents, don’t miss out. Get involved! Rochelle Mc Daid is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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Our Community Bangkok students and Pattaya volunteers clean Pratumnak Hill by Neo Lothongkum Large numbers of students from ThaiChinese International School in Bangkok and Pattaya volunteers from Father Ray Foundation, Tourist Police Volunteers, Nova Group, Premier Environmental Solutions, Rotary Club and local media joined the effort to make Pattaya clean at the 20th Green Pattaya cleaning on Pratumnak Hill. To celebrate the 20th event, the volunteers extended the cleaning area from Pratumnak Road to Rajchawaroon Road and ending at Cosy Beach. A small group also cleaned the children’s playground and walkways inside Queen Sirikit Park. The Pattaya Tourist Police made sure the children were safe from traffic and also helped clean the bus park. A report will be made to Pattaya City Hall to make sure the bus drivers keep the area clean and not dump their rubbish while using the parking lot. Rajchawaroon Road was heavily polluted and a number of unofficial dumping places were found along the roads. The cleaners did their best, however, old promotion boards along with huge piles of rubbish made the work very hard. A complaint will be made to Pattaya City Hall to ensure the companies will take the

signs down. Another problem is that City Hall is not allowed, even if willing, to clean on private land. The end of the cleaning, Cosy Beach still has an unofficial waterfall due to a broken pump and three nonfunctional boats used as flowerpots. This part of the beach is still used as a dumping ground but after five cleanings from Green Pattaya the beach is getting better. Altogether two trucks of rubbish were collected and brought back to the Tourist Police station where Premier Environmental Solutions used their portable incinerator to burn all the 2,000 kilograms of rubbish leaving a small bag of ash. Everybody present was very impressed. Main sponsors were Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok, Kingdom Property which made sure everybody had

water to drink during the cleaning, and Premier Environmental Solutions which provided their portable incinerator along with caps for the children. Also, Pattaya City Hall provided cleaners and Pattaya Tourist Police provided security. There is a number of cleanings planned with different schools in the near future and special projects are underway with Premier Environmental Solutions to get rid of rubbish piles around Pattaya. The next cleaning is on November 8 at 9 am (location to be announced) with students from the International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE). If you want to sponsor, join or help in any way email green@donate2thailand.org or go to facebook page Green Pattaya. Neo Lothongkum is founder of Green Pattaya – a project by Rotary E-Club of the Carolinas.

The Growling Swan and Pattaya Sports Club help Khao Bi Sri

by William Macey

It is for the benefit of the handicapped and underprivileged when various groups get together and help those in need and a case in point is the joint venture of The Growling Swan, Khao Bi Sri, Jimmy and it was Pattaya Sports Club who put all the pieces together to achieve a successful conclusion to the story. The Growling Swan had been raising funds to help the underprivileged since they started a golf bar in Soi Chaiyapoon and have generously donated 150,000 baht in that time to buy sports equipment, built houses and now have paid for six machines to be delivered to Khao Bi Sri bringing great joy to the children. A remarkable group of guys, mainly from Australia. Chu is a remarkable lady. She has devoted her life to helping children that have severe learning difficulties. When I first got involved with Khao Bi Sri there were about 30 children but this has now increased to 120 children that are

autistic or have Down syndrome. Many companies and groups have come to her aid in developing the center not least Jesters, PSC and the Thai Navy based in Sattahip. Some of her children also have problems using their legs, being unable or having difficulty walking. Jimmy from the Camillian Social Center has had his own health problems and now spends his life helping children but, in particular, designing various simple machines which can help handicapped children. I introduced him to Khao Bi Sri for he had designed two walking frames to help children that had no muscle control in their legs. He brought along two of his designs to determine if they could help some of the children with muscular problems. They were an instant success with big smiles on the children’s faces that had probably walked, albeit with difficulty, without support from a helper for the first time. Much to the delight of all the children, he also presented them with some cuddly toys.

PILC’s Bingo Night by Nancy Aly-Hegazy Bingo Night is another highly anticipated annual special event organized by the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC). The event this year, held at Linda’s

Restaurant in Jomtien, managed to be both successful (raising over 30,000 baht for our charities) and fun for the club’s members, families and friends. We had plenty of winners, both young and old, who won all sorts of prizes from bottles of wine to Lego sets. The aim this year was to introduce younger

If you would like to make a donation to help disabled children, regardless of how small,

please contact William at Pattaya Sports Club or telephone 086 152 2754.

family members to the fun of Bingo. A big, big thank you must go to our dear friend Linda whose huge contribution to the event helped the fundraising effort. Linda put on an amazing buffet for our guests that included delicious dishes from the kitchens at Linda’s Restaurant. Linda tempted us with her specialty beef stroganoff, stir-fries, pasta dishes

and salads as well as an amazing array of desserts. Thank you to all our members and friends who joined us and to Ray who was our caller for the night. The event was a sell-out and we had almost 90 people attend, once again it was great to see so many different nationalities, and families from all over Pattaya and beyond join in the event. PILC looks forward to seeing you all at our next event being held at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G on November 4, 2014 and which celebrates the Melbourne Cup, email specialeventspilc@gmail.com for more information. And of course don’t forget that this year the PILC Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya on November 23. See you soon! Nancy Aly-Hegazy is Special Events Chair at PILC.


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Our Community

A new future by Derek Franklin

They may have had smiles on their faces, but behind the smiles it was easy to see just how nervous the 50 potential students were as they arrived in Pattaya to apply to study at the Redemptorist Vocational

School for People with Disabilities. From all over the country they came, arriving in the back of pick-up trucks, taxis, overnight buses and riding on the back of a motorbike, with just one aim: to impress the

teachers at the school so that they would be accepted as students when the new term starts in early November. Since 1984 the school has offered vocational training for people with disabilities. For the first 20 years the majority

of the students had a physical disability, but in recent years the number of students with a physical and an intellectual disability has grown. But whatever their disability, the school will offer a course that is suitable for them, and, if they

graduate successfully after two years, they are guaranteed to have a job when they leave. Students will live at the school for free. There is also no charge for the education, medical support and the three meals a day they will eat. All the

school asks from the students is for them to study hard and respect the school, and in two years’ time their life will have changed more than they could ever imagine. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org

hospitality. Bonding days like these build better relationships

allowing more trust from our riders.

Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark entertains special needs children

by Sandra Cooper

Recently opened Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark, Asia’s largest aqua playground, entertained a group of special needs children from the Horseshoe Point therapy riding program. As a riding therapist, it is beneficial to see our special needs riders in a different surrounding. This helps to further understand their personalities and needs. Watching them process their new surrounding can be most challenging to the child. Two young riders took the whole morning to put their feet in the moving water, once in the water you could see their delight. Just like therapy riding you have to keep encouraging the child and, with time, you will

get the results. Whether your child is autistic or has Down syndrome, change can be very hard. Patience is needed and lots of repetition, then you see the results. Some children found balance and coordination their main aim of the day, particularly on the Surfarena. Coached by the Cartoon Network swimming staff our children mastered the skill to surf, much to the delight of their parents who then couldn’t wait to try themselves. Next was the Mega Wave, either using the boats or rubber rings to ride the waves. At lunchtime under the cabanas the Cartoon Network mascots came to entertain. The ever popular Ben 10 along

with Princess Bubblegum and the Powerpuff Girls. A huge chocolate cake was presented to the children in celebration of their special day. It was wonderful to see the parents have the opportunity to relax and switch off in this incredible

waterpark. For the afternoon’s entertainment everyone headed for the Cartoonival, shooting down curly slides and getting soaked by the giant tipping bucket. We would like to thank all the staff of Cartoon Network Amazone for their kind

Pattaya Sports Club and friends help Ban Pak Rakpuan build a new home I had heard about a small center near Mapbrachan Lake caring for adults living with HIV. My first exploration to discover the whereabouts of Ban Pak Rakpuan (known as The Glory Hut Foundation) ended in failure. A phone call to the center asking for help resulted in a motorbike coming to my aid and leading me on to a small unmade path which I had passed many times previously, hidden between some trees. At the end of the path, a warm welcome was waiting as was a wooden hut

which housed 10 residents that had HIV and some with TB. But they were told they had to move. Fortunately, they found three small houses to rent which, thankfully were easier to find, but soon became overcrowded to the extent that they had to erect tents outside the houses to accommodate everyone for there were now 40 residents. Pattaya Sports Club and friends purchased some bunk beds, which helped the situation, but further expansion was impossible. Being the

only center of its kind outside Bangkok, they were often asked to take in another resident or two but this was not possible. This situation did not sit well with Khun Muay who is a caring lady and believed they should be in a position to help others in need. Something had to be done. They were continually looking for additional space and, as luck would have it, a gentleman of the church had a spare plot of land which he offered to Rakpuan at a very low rent, to use as they saw fit.

Overgrown with years of non-use, the first step was to clear the site and discover exactly what they had and the possibilities quickly became obvious. They discovered more space than they could wish for and it even had a house which could be used as a church, office and store areas and so the planning and hard work begins. Pattaya Sports Club, some good friends of PSC including The Growling Swan Bar in Pattaya, Nigel Oakes, Walter Bolf and TFI have

donated considerable sums to the development of the site to fund the building of toilets, a kitchen, a sala and, with vivid imagination painted the houses with bright, cheerful colors, both big and small. The buildings were completed by volunteers, but mainly, the residents of Rakpuan and when you remember that they are living with HIV and are perhaps a little frail, the effort they put into developing the site is nothing short of amazing and they have not finished yet. They moved onto the

by William Macey site during August and they will consider how many more residents they can accommodate to help with their problems. By living with others in a similar situation, their problems are shared and they support each other in times of stress. If you feel that you would like and are able to help Rakpuan in any way whether it is financial or a donation of clothes or other items please contact William at PSC on 086 152 2754. Remember 500 baht can purchase 25 kilos of rice. Every little bit helps.


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You & Your Pets You’re probably prepared in case a member of your family gets injured or has a medical problem. But do you know what to do if your pet chokes on a bone or is involved in an accident? This new Pattaya Today feature will help answer some common first aid questions related to your pets. Such information could mean the difference between life and death.

Car Accident If your cat or dog is hit by a car, be very careful because an animal in pain is more likely to bite. So muzzle the pet first with a scarf, belt, or towel, unless it’s vomiting. Then gently get the pet off of the road and away from traffic by sliding the injured animal onto a towel or blanket. Do not lift the animal. Make sure it’s warm, as it may be in shock. If the dog or cat appears to have a broken leg, roll up a magazine or newspaper to use

Then give some thought to these questions: • Is anyone in your home allergic to pet dander? If so, are you or they willing to use precautions, even medication, to alleviate the problem?

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/

Phil and Don

These two gorgeous kitties are now three months old and more than ready to find a new home. Ideally, we’d like them to go together as they do say good things come in twos!

Mollie

as a splint. If your pet is bleeding, apply direct pressure to the wound.

Cat Corner Tip Thinking of adopting a new cat? Before you do, give some thought to a number things, including the reason you want a cat in the first place. Are you looking for a companion? Is it because you find them cute and entertaining? Is it for the health benefits you might derive? Do you want a new a friend for a pet you already have?

Cats for You in Pattaya

Call a veterinary hospital or for emergency assistance.

This lovely mom came to us with two kittens who have already been rehomed. Mollie is neutered and is very playful, sometimes forgetting that she is no longer a baby.

by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers

• Do you have small children at home? Can you guarantee they will be supervised? • Do you have time for an animal? • Can you afford to support a pet? • Do you have the approval of your landlord or condominium? • Do you have other pets in your home? • Are you willing learn about proper care, treatment and training of animals? • Do you want a male or female? • Will a mature cat suit your needs, or must you have a kitten? Finally, consider whether you

are willing to save a shelter cat that needs a new home. Many cats in shelters in and around Pattaya are former pets, not strays, and some are expensive purebreds, originally purchased from a breeder or a pet store. It always pays to at least check out the rescue groups and shelters before you decide whether you want to purchase a cat. Dr. Peters is the author of three informative and entertaining books about household pets. They include Our Amazing Cats, and Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2, now available from Amazon Books and at www.ouramazingcats.com. Her newest book is Our Amazing Dogs. To download eBook versions of any or all three books (about 200 baht each), go to http:// youniquesolutions.com/3Books. html. Dr. Peters also publishes a free newsletter, The Kitty Times. To subscribe, go to: http://www. theproblemcat.com. (Proceeds from book sales help support abandoned cats; the books help support your emotional health through their heartwarming stories.)

Going to the Dogs... We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.

-M. Acklam

Wilber

He is a handsome boy who came to us with two other babies after being found in a cornflakes box next to a dustbin. Wilber is a tad shy but is very loving once he gets to know you.

Minnie

This old girl has been with us for quite a while now. She came to us as an underweight and frightened moggie but she is now normal. She has just undergone dental treatment to clean her teeth and has mintyfresh breath.

Pet Trivia The first cartoon cat was Felix the Cat in 1919. In 1940, Tom and Jerry starred in the first theatrical cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot.” In 1981, Andrew Lloyd Webber created the musical “Cats,” based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.


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WHAT’s the WORD? new

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take

out

say

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other

get

Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: “A piece of software that tells the computer how to operate an external device, such as a printer, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, or scanner. For instance, you can’t print unless you have a printer __________.” First letter: D Answer: __________ 2. Definition: “One of the three subtractive primary colors used in process printing.” First letter: Y Answer: __________ 3. Definition: “One of the four main elements of the marketing mix, it is a bundle of tangible and intangible attributes, including packaging, color, and brand, plus the services and even the reputation of the seller.” First letter: P Answer: __________ 4. Definition: “Dealing with legal problems that arise between employers and employees, including the terms of the contract of __________, wrongly dismissal, unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. A contract of __________ is distinguished from a contract for services, made between a customer and a selfemployed person such as a plumber, a solicitor or a computer consultant.” First letter: E Answer: __________ 5. Definition: “The process by which relatively permanent changes occur in behavioral potential as a result of experience. (Anderson)” First letter: L Answer: __________

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Solution on Page 38

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Answers: 1. Driver; 2. Yellow; 3. Product; 4. Employment; 5. Learning.


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