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Cambodia Steams Ahead! W

Angkor Wat is the most popular tourist site

hile 2014 saw a number of problems affecting Thai tourism, locals and internationals flocked to neighboring Cambodia especially for the New Year festivities. According to Cambodian government figures, the total annual number of visitors reached three million for the first time. Far and away the most popular attraction was Siem Reap and the neighboring Angkor Wat temple sites which accounted for over a third of all visitors. More tourists came to Cambodia by Siem Reap airport than any other air or land entry point. The next most popular venue was the beach resort of Sihanoukville which is now linked to Siem Reap by air. However, tourist arrivals by land crossings from Thailand actually dropped by about five percent in 2014. This is believed to be linked to new regulations by the Thai authorities which appear to restrict re-entry for some foreigners without a prior visa. There was international publicity in mid-2014 about some international tourists having difficulty at land border Continued on page 4


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News

Ladyboy robbed tourist

A 53-year-old Sri Lankan tourist, Rajaratnam Velautham, got into conversation with a transvestite and his woman friend and agreed to pay them for services to be rendered at his hotel room. At the hotel, the ladyboy suggested the tourist take a shower but used the opportunity to steal the equivalent of

80,000 baht before doing the disappearing act. The ladyboy had left his ID card at the hotel reception and was later traced by conscientious police officers. He confessed to committing the crime alone and said his friend does not have to do anything with it.

Bag snatchers arrested Water bottle jammed brakes

Two Cambodians on a motorbike were hit by a car on Phettrakul Road, Central Pattaya, whose driver was unable to apply his brakes. This was because a plastic water bottle had wedged under the brake pedal without the driver noticing. The car owner Noppasit said he would be personally responsible for the medical bills at Banglamung Hospital and expressed his relief that nobody had died in the highly unusual accident.

Knifing caused by fakes

Police hastened to Central Pattaya after hearing a Russian tourist had knife wounds in his ribcage. The victim Ivan Cherkashin, 22, was drinking coffee in a cafĂŠ when a salesman tried to entice him to buy watches. But the farang realized they were fake timepieces and flatly refused to make any cash offer. This in turn led to a quarrel in which the hawker used a knife to inflict a serious wound. The victim was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital but the watch seller fled the scene and is being relentlessly hunted.

Two teen motorbike riders were chased by police and arrested after they snatched a woman’s gold necklace near the Walking Street area. Supawadee Amutsri, 22, told police she and her foreign boyfriend were riding a bike on Beach Road when the attack occurred. Fortunately, police at a checkpoint heard the victim shouting for help and gave chase. The culprits, both aged 17, admitted their crime but said it was their first time and they were not yet clever enough to escape.

Bedroom on fire!

Firefighters rushed to a residence in Soi Kasetsin, Nongprue, after hearing that the upper floor of the house was alight. The owner, Steven Leonard Brewster, was waiting for assistance and said his wife had lit a cigarette in bed and then came downstairs without extinguishing it. He added that he could soon smell burning material and rushed upstairs to find the bed on fire. He and his children managed to throw the bed into the pool but by then the inferno had spread. They continued to battle the smoke and flames until the fire brigade arrived. Nonetheless, the squirting took 20 minutes to bring the problem to an end.


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News Chelsea flower show upcoming

Nong Nooch Pattaya and tourism officials have announced that the famous garden will again be represented at the Chelsea Flower Show which will be held in London from May 19 to 23. Nong

Nooch has won gold medals at the show for five consecutive years and the theme for the 2015 competition will be “Thailand: Land of Buddhism” with an expenditure of 20 million baht.

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On a recent visit to Pattaya, the 2014 EuroFormula Open Champion, Thai-born Sandy Stuvik, could not resist a visit to the EasyKart race track where he met 30 teenagers from the Father Ray Children’s Home. While this 19-year-old could be described as one of the fastest teenagers in the world, many of the teenagers he met that day were nervous about sitting in a go-kart and racing around a track. But Sandy met with everyone while they were sitting in their karts, giving words of advice and calming several down.

It seems many of the boys from the Children’s Home took his advice as they sped around the race track, overtaking each other and all hoping to be the one who is announced the fastest around the course. But there was one young man who surprised everyone with how fast he drove. Normally a very shy teenager, give him a crash helmet, sit him in a go-kart and he was like a bat out of hell. - Derek Franklin

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News PATTAYA PLAYERS Community Theatre IS BACK IN FULL SWING

...with a new committee, and a year of planned entertainment and performances ahead!

January 20th and 27th – FREE IMPROV WORKSHOPS

Create original theatre comedy instantly, on the spot, under the direction of Sheldon Penner, Dramalog award-winning playwright and director. Everybody is welcome, age 12 or over. No experience is necessary, no lines to learn – just the desire to play, laugh and have fun. Workshops will be held every Tuesday evening at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel. Social hour starts at 6pm, workshops start at 7pm. For more information and to reserve a place on the session, please contact Sheldon at sheldon@sheldonpenner.com.

February 28th – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Special guest appearance by David Hartnell from New Zealand David is a media personality who fronts his own TV and radio shows. His syndicated gossip columns have run in magazines and newspapers around the world. He has written nine books, including his blockbuster memoirs published by Penguin titled, “Memoirs of a Gossip Columnist.” He’s lectured at universities and other educational institutions about vintage and modern day television shows and celebrities. This entertaining evening will have all the outrageous juicy facts and answers about your favourite celebrities. There will be a trivia quiz set by David, who will offer one of his books as a prize. Cost of this evening’s entertainment will be 500 baht per person, which will include one complimentary drink and buffet dinner in the White Horse Pub. Buffet starts at 6pm, followed by the evening’s entertainment given by David Hartnell at 7:30pm. Please book your seat early for this as seating will be limited! Tickets available soon. Email pattayaplayerstake2@gmail.com, pattayaplayerspr@gmail.com or visit Pattaya Players’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/pattayaplayers) and website (www. pattayaplayers.org).

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crossings when they sought to visit Thailand again after only a short break. In practice, the new regulations were applied mostly to foreigners who were regularly crossing the border over a period of months, and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered the Thai immigration authorities to be flexible in the interpretation of regulations. Foreign ownership of property is also on the rise in Cambodia. Foreigners can now own units in condominiums or co-owned buildings, excluding ground or underground floors, and providing total foreign ownership does not exceed 70 percent, which contrasts with the 50 percent rule in operation in Thailand. However, Cambodian islands operate under different rules and ownership there by foreigners on a freehold basis is not permitted. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have recently both witnessed a boom in condominium and apartment building with most foreign buyers coming from ASEAN countries and China. Wealthy Russians are also interested in foreign property purchases in order to park their spare

capital during the Russian economic crisis. However, aliens wishing to work in Cambodia are now finding it more difficult than before. The government is currently resurrecting the long-ignored requirement for a work permit, although defaulters will be fined US$177 for each year of illegal working, rather than deported, in the initial campaign. Separately, Cambodian companies wishing to employ foreigners must notify the Ministry of Labour what skills and positions aliens are required to fill. Currently, there are about 20,000 foreign work permits in circulation, for a one- or two-year period.

They cost US$100 and are generally less bureaucratic than their Thai counterparts. Travel consultants agree that Cambodia’s success in attracting increasing numbers of international visitors has several roots. Although petrol and electricity are more expensive in Cambodia, compared with Thailand, the cost of daily living and entertainment in Cambodian cities is generally much less than in Bangkok or Pattaya. There are fewer restrictions in Cambodia on, for example, the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks. Cambodia also has the attraction of being a “new” destination for many foreigners since it has

been open for tourism for less than 20 years. On the negative front, Cambodia has a poorer infrastructure than Thailand, especially when it comes to health and educational facilities. There is virtually no public transport in the country and an efficient rail network is still a distant dream. However, enormous Chinese investment in Cambodia can be seen everywhere in the country from the new skyscrapers going up in Phnom Penh to the massive road improvements in parts of the countryside. In return, Cambodia is the key Chinese political ally in the ASEAN consortium of 10 regional countries.


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News Coastal Command makes merit

Captain Eaksompong Sornarkard, commander of Air Corporation One, hosted a merit-making ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the institution in Rayong.

The main role of the corporation is to protect the air and coastal region. Ten monks took part in the ceremony where scholarships were presented to the children of officials.

HomePro opens in North Pattaya Foreign tourist police assistants needed

The home improvement retail company HomePro has opened its 72nd branch in Thailand in North Pattaya and the fourth in Chonburi province. The store will provide advice and facilities for installation and maintenance of a wide range of

domestic features. The new branch cost 555 million baht and has a total staff of over 200 personnel. HomePro is also involved in charity work and has recently improved restroom facilities at two local schools.

Volunteers fill your tank St u d e n t s a t Pa t t a y a Technical College helped to reduce the stresses of the motoring public by refilling gasoline and checking air pressure in tyres among other automobile safety procedures. The idea was the brainchild of college director Pariwat Tanisaro who wanted both teacher and student volunteers to introduce the new year in a novel and service-minded way. The scheme had the support of Chonburi vice governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai who presided over the opening ceremony.

New recruits graduate Group Captain Samarn Kanthapong, commander of the recruitment center of the Navy’s Education Department, presided over a ceremony in which 3,846 recruits marked their success in physical, mental and moral training over the past two months. Samarn said the cadets had performed well as they prepared to serve HM The King, the Thai Navy and the country.

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 Fight follows disappointment ABLE THE DISABLED FOUNDATION THAILAND (Riding for the Disabled) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Able the Disabled Foundation (Riding for the Disabled) is a registered foundation that provides therapy riding for the disabled. The horse’s movement is therapeutic and improves the child’s balance, posture, coordination, concentration, selfesteem, and muscle development. The horse’s movement, naturally in walk, simulates the movement of the human walk. The warmth of the horse’s body and rhythmic gait relaxes spastic muscles and stimulates muscular development. Only very special horses, with quiet temperaments, unlimited patience, and deeply giving natures, are suitable for this work.

Able the Disabled relies entirely on volunteers for its operation and support for its funding. There is a constant need for motivated, cheerful, and reliable people to help. It is not necessary to know anything about horses, or disabled children, to make a big difference in the lives of these riders. Riding for the Disabled teaches its volunteers what they need to know in order to lead a pony or walk by the side of a rider. ADF also welcomes other kinds of support. To make a donation, or discuss other ways to help please contact: Horseshoe Point on 086 848 3684 (Sandra).

Telephone: 038 248 026, 038 253 500 ext 4017 Email: riding@horseshoepoint.com Website: www.ridingschoolasia.com

A 49-year-old Swiss tourist, Henri Selmar Kaspar, was so angry that he had bought a packet of cigarettes, thinking it was ganja, that he quarreled with the stall holder and demanded his money back. But Supphachai Saladaeng was disinclined to refund the 100 baht and hit the farang with a wooden stick which was handily nearby. He said in his own defense that he thought the Swiss man was going to attack him with a stun gun. The incident occurred at Bali Hai pier and police adjourned the matter to the police station in view of the complexity of the case.

More Jet Ski violence

Car theft thwarted

A Swedish businessman was struck by a Jet Ski operator as he was walking near Pattaya beach. Fredo Kazenai, 51, observed that the operator was arguing with a tourist and telling him to pay for alleged Jet Ski damage. Kazenai suggested that they should adjourn to the police station for an adjudication, but the operator disliked the idea and struck the Swede. Police arrested the alleged assailant, Chawalit Janthong, 27.

A man who left his car key in the ignition got a nasty shock when he went outside and saw a would-be thief about to drive away. Opat Chonnabut, 35, said he was in his house packing for a trip when he heard the crash of a flower plot near the front door. Neighbors rallied to assist, successfully preventing the theft by the transient who was identified as having a mental problem and a criminal record.

Video clip shows indecent exposure A woman took a video clip of a man behaving in a most rude fashion and police acted upon the information to conduct a search. Thitipatcha Pangklang reported that she was enjoying a meal with friends when a man passed by on a motorbike. He stopped a short distance away and removed an apron which was covering his private parts. Several people became very angry and phoned for the police. Apparently the same man has a history of this kind of thing. He was already arrested by the police. It is felt he may need medical attention.


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News Thailand ranked tenth best retirement spot Thailand is celebrating the New Year with good news. The country has just been listed as one of the world’s best places to retire to in 2015 by International Living, a North American-based magazine for retirees. International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index ranked Thailand number 10 with a total score of 84.6. The report combined several real-world insights about buying and renting housing, benefits and discounts, cost of living, fitting in, entertainment, amenities, health care, infrastructure, and climate of each of 25 countries. According to the report, the Kingdom combines the best of authentic Asian cuisine and culture with enough North American influences to help westerners feel at home. Thailand is also named as an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with a rich mosaic of rainforests, exotic wildlife, and breathtaking temples. When it comes to cost, Thailand is

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listed as the place for highly-affordable homes and a relatively low cost of living. Nevertheless, the country was praised for providing excellent health care nationwide. Thailand is regarded as a welcoming country for people to retire, offering a

retirement visa that does not stipulate an annual minimum stay. In addition, retirees are eligible for visas at the relatively young age of 50, and there are no additional financial requirements for their dependents.

Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa appoints new director of sales & marketing Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa has appointed Sirimarn “Faiy” Lapsawasdi as the new director of sales and marketing. She will oversee resort accommodation sales, public relations, and marketing and communications. Born and raised in Bangkok, Lapsawasdi has

a solid hotel sales background having worked at a variety of brands including Marriott International, Conrad Hotels and Resorts, Novotel, and Sheraton Grande properties in Bangkok during her 16-year career. She recently worked as the director of sales for Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok will be at the Amari Pattaya on Friday, January 16, 2015 for the scheduled consular outreach visit to Pattaya. Consular staff will be available to provide the following services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Passport renewal applications ($110 or 3,630 baht for adult passports, and $105 or 3,465 baht for a child’s passport). Passport applications for minors under 16 years of age require the minor and both parents/legal guardians to appear in person. • First-time adult passport applications and passport applications for a lost or stolen passport ($135 or 4,455 baht). In the case of a lost or stolen passport, be sure to bring the original and a copy of the police report, and any copies of the lost or stolen passport that were made prior to its loss. • Notarial Services and Certified Copies ($50 or 1,650 baht). This includes income affidavits for retirees in Thailand. • Extra visa pages ($82 or 2,706 baht). Note: we can accept applications, but the passports will have to be brought back to the Embassy for final processing. • Social Security, VA, or other federal benefits questions will be limited, but we will try to provide forms and answers. Please bring exact change! Consular Reports of Birth Abroad cannot be processed during consular outreach trips. Appointments are not necessary for consular services during outreach visits. If you have any questions, please email acsbkk@ state.gov or call the American Citizen Services Unit at 02 205 4049. Also, please follow on Twitter by searching the username @ACSBKK.

Please see http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/consular_ outreach_pattaya_011615.html for more information.


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Pattaya celebrates National Children’s Day Umbrella whackers It seems the military authorities are determined to give Pattaya beaches back to the general public. That’s what all the restrictions on umbrellas, deck chairs, sand, eating and massages are about. Of course, the question is whether the vacationing and expat public actually want to have them back. Or were they happier before with the beach concession business owners, warts and all, firmly in charge? Pattaya coup memories A recent informal survey found that most tourists could not give an answer to the question how the May 22 coup has impacted Pattaya. Of those who could give a reply, the most common answers were shutting down the English-speaking radio stations for months on end and preventing people from enjoying the beach under an umbrella every Wednesday. Hmm!

Rear Admiral Wasainsap Jantawarin, commander of the Thai Navy Air Division, arranged a special event on Children’s Day with six types of airplanes for the young visitors to U-Tapao airport. There were also anti-aircraft guns, tanks, a parachute show and a demonstration by trained dogs. About 100 children attended the show with their parents. Children’s Day also featured events at Mike Shopping Mall, Ban Hua Thung and the Father Ray Foundation, where Chonburi health authorities taught children how to properly brush their teeth.

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Honest taxi drivers A close adding up on the online and print media reports suggests that, during 2014, almost 400,000 baht was found by taxi drivers in their cabs after the various passengers had departed. The amazing thing is that all this cash was handed in at police stations where it was duly collected by the thankful passengers. Who said that the age of honesty and integrity had passed for good? Illegal downloads The TV program most commonly and illegally downloaded all over the world in 2014 was the HBO drama Game of Thrones. Apparently, over eight million copies were secretly made. But if you thought that the viewing public has sophisticated tastes these days, bear in mind that the second most frequently-downloaded program was the TV series The Walking Dead. Zombies are always upfront these days.

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The Interview not here That truly dreadful movie The Interview, which shows the imaginary murder of the North Korean leader, is not apparently available in Pattaya DVD stores, or on the beach come to that. Apparently the word has gone out that it’s too hot a potato to handle. Oddly, it is available quite openly in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia. It’s said the copies there were produced in China, Pyongyang’s supposed ally. Voluntary work permits There’s talk, still unconfirmed, that foreigners working without perks for the local police may soon be able to apply for a one-year voluntary work permit. Apparently, many suitable farang are having trouble finding a one-year visa to stay in Thailand if they are under 50 years old (too young for a retirement visa), not married to a Thai and not studying the Thai language seriously enough to qualify for the famous education visa. Dandelion and burdock Where in Pattaya can you buy that British soft drink which dates back to the Middle Ages (although it was once mead)? Dandelion and burdock is made from the roots of those plants. The answer, of course, is Yorkies, the pork pie specialists out there on Soi Chaiyapruk, Jomtien. Yorkies has a fair range of English specialties and is well worth a visit. But they haven’t stocked English-style piccalilli for some months now. Turn left clarification A reader lets us know that the ambiguous road sign found at some traffic-light junctions “Turn left waiting signal” means you can turn left only when the green signal is showing. There is an even clearer sign in better English on Second Road at the junction with Central Road. But if there is no warning sign at all at the junction, then you can turn left whenever it is safe to do so. For the time being that is! Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya introduces the Xcite Golf Simulator as its newest attraction – the only golf simulator in the resort city. Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm and available to the public, the simulator is on trial at the resort for the month of January with British PGA Golf Professional, Bruce Whitehead, available for lessons and tuition. It provides yet another attraction for guests so they remain well entertained during their stay in the Lost World-themed resort. The Xcite Golf Simulator is designed to focus on specific improvement within a specified period of time and has lesson plans for players of all skill levels with the use of state-of-the-art swing analysis technology. Biometric feedback systems and ball flight analysis tools allow you to rapidly identify and correct any swing fault in any swing. Using the technology that many Tour Professionals use greatly decreases the amount of time it takes to see improvement in your swing. The simulator uses the most advanced 3D graphics technology to replicate golf courses worldwide. Every tree, blade of grass, branch and building has been reproduced to give golfers an authentic experience.

George Kenton (left), executive assistant manager – Rooms, with Marut Jansud (right), leisure manager, and Bruce Whitehead (center), British PGA Golf Professional and Business Development director of Xcite Golf Academy Bangkok

Pattaya is famous as a golfing destination with many fantastic courses within easy reach of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort. Now you can learn to play or improve your game before heading for the course. The 1-hour FREE trial pass and swing assessment, valued at 2,900 baht, uses the best diagnostic performance tools (TrackMan, K-Vest, SAM PuttLab). A basic introduction to the game of golf is also available for beginners. Walk-ins are welcome. Guests are encouraged to wear sports shoes. Golf clubs and balls provided. The Xcite Golf Simulator is located at the Activity Centre next to Fitness Centre, entrance near the Lap Pool. For more information or to schedule a golf session, please call 038 714 976.

Throughout 2015, Mantra Restaurant and Bar will feature highlights from its culinary experts in celebration of their fine cuisine. Join Mantra as it embarks on a culinary journey through the ‘Chronicles of Mantra’, in which the restaurant’s chefs will display their gastronomic expertise. Each month, one of Mantra’s talented chefs will share their favorite dishes that they have created over the years and some of the culinary specials that have made Mantra arguably the number one culinary destination on the Eastern Seaboard. Join this monthly extravaganza with Mantra’s seven kitchens, as their master chefs put their talents on display. Also, the restaurant’s knowledgeable sommeliers will offer selections of fine New and Old World wines to match one’s meal and truly make it a “magical” experience. Mantra Restaurant & Bar

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes 2015 in style Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya celebrated New Year’s Eve in style, hosting a huge countdown party at the unique Lost World-themed resort. The resort was transformed in order to bring guests a totally immersive experience with the theme of “The Return of the Lost World.” Guests witnessed the arrival of the New Year as they enjoyed a spectacular international buffet dinner, thrilling dance performances, live music and a striking fireworks display. Andre Brulhart, general manager, led the hotel guests and other participants in the countdown towards midnight and the beginning of a new year.

Rooftop concert at Siam@Siam Pattaya Music lovers were in for a treat as Thai musical bands Room 39 and The 38 Years Ago held a special one-night-only concert at The Roof Sky Bar of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya. The musicians played cover songs they are most known for with the stunning view of Pattaya Bay as their stage background.

events cale ndar TWO PIANO RECITAL Date: 25 January 2015, Sunday, 5-7 pm Venue: Parkview Conference Hall, Siam Bayshore Pattaya Activities: D&M Music Studio in cooperation with Yamaha Ratchadapisek Music School present Two Piano Recital by top international prize winners – Benjamin Kim and Andreas Donat. Benjamin Kim is an American pianist who won first prize in the 55th ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Austrian pianist Andreas Donat has earned an international reputation with his expressive performances of piano music from Bach to Leon Kirchner. He won first prize at the Bösendorfer competition Vienna in 2007. Tickets are priced at 600 baht and 300 baht for student (early bird rate) or 700 baht and 350 baht for student (door rate). For more information: D&M Music Studio: 081 682 8000 (Mongkol) www.dmmusic.org


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Royal Cliff Grand “Sea-lebration” Royal Cliff Hotels Group hosted a spectacular Grand “Sea-lebration” party for the official reopening of Royal Cliff Grand Hotel held by the stunning poolside of Grand Infini pool. The evening unveiled the upgraded Grand Hotel with exciting features and distinctive innovations. The accommodation now features a modern day sophisticated design with elegant furnishings and sun lounges with breathtaking sea views. The new room type, Grand Sea View Plus, offers a revitalized design, luxurious bathrooms and innovative room control system. The hotel also presented the four refurbished restaurants and the newly designed Grand Inifini pool. A delectable feast and great entertainment were provided to guests, business partners and invited media.

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Amari Phuket celebrates its 30th anniversary Amari Phuket’s management and team members led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager – South Thailand, organized an unforgettable event to celebrate the hotel’s 30th anniversary. There were many activities throughout the day including a religious ceremony participated in by some hotel guests.

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Dusit Thani Pattaya's Rock & roll countdown to 2015

Antonello Passa (2nd from left), general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, together with Shreyash Shah (right), director of Sales – MICE and Leisure ROW, welcomed His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla (2nd from right), ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand, and Ramachandran Ram (left), Pattaya honorary consul of the Indian Embassy in Bangkok, during their visit to the hotel.

Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont awarded the lucky draw grand prize to Hiromi Yamaguchi during the Rock and Roll Countdown to 2015 at the Napalai Ballroom. More than 300 revelers enjoyed a gala dinner buffet, puppet shows and musical entertainment. The final countdown at The Point overlooking the night sky featured sparkling fireworks and sparkling wine as guests saw in the New Year.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes key agency partners Andre Brulhart (right), resort general manager, and Svetlana Katorgina (left), Centara Hotel and Resorts’ corporate director of Sales – CIS/Eastern Europe, extended a warm welcome to representatives of key travel agencies, ATH American Express and Pegas, during their hotel inspection.


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Salute to H.M. the King Bhumibol

Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa’s management team led by Somsak Tanruengsri (7th from left), general manager, paid respect to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sala 100 years, Siriraj Hospital. The team also dedicated a beautiful bouquet of bank notes to His Majesty the King.

Hilton Pattaya extends Holiday Inn Pattaya New Year’s wishes to management visits Pattaya Tourist Police Pattaya City Mayor

Holiday Inn Pattaya led by Sarad Upadhyay (right), executive assistant manager, and Thitiporn Boonsuk (left), director of Sales and Marketing, presented a New Year’s gift to Pol. Lt. Col. Aroon Promphan, chief inspector of Pattaya’s Tourist Police, to show appreciation for their great support.

Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler (second from left), general manager, visited Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (second from right) at City Hall to extend their New Year’s wishes.

Year-end joint chamber at Amari Pattaya His Excellency Paul Robilliard (second from right), Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, honored the Joint Chamber Eastern Seaboard closing event for 2014 held at Amari Pattaya. The last joint chamber of the year was participated in by the American Chamber of Commerce Thailand (AMCHAM Thailand), South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC), British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand).

Dusit Thani Pattaya celebrates 27 years

Dusit Thani Pattaya marked its 27th anniversary with a merit-making ceremony performed by nine monks from Jittapawan Temple. Hotel staff donated robes and a variety of items to the monks. Chatchawal Supachayanont, hotel general manager, led staff and management in paying homage to the spirit houses in the hotel grounds, and to the statue of Prince Arpakorn, the hotel’s patron guardian.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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MATA HARI

Beef Carpaccio

Consistency, Quality and Gastronomy

Oysters Kilpatrick

For Mick and me there is always a good reason to visit Mata Hari. So many things make it one of Pattaya’s much loved restaurants: the menu is broad and generous, the kitchen produces the most delicious food, the décor is elegant and pleasing, and the staff welcoming and good at their job. This bastion of good eating is under the baton of the garrulous Louis Noll who continues to pioneer his food philosophy of quality, consistency and value for money. In the kitchen his wife/chef Jackie rules with unswerving commitment

Lamb Cutlets

making this gustatory marriage a formidable force that fills these tables nightly. The menu embraces not only the best in European cuisine but also the finest of Thai gastronomy. To raise the curtain on our Mata Hari dining I chose a perennial favourite, oysters Kilpatrick, while Mick plumped for another bestseller, beef carpaccio. There’s a bit of resurgence in the popularity of oysters and whether you choose to slurp them nude or enjoy them cooked, as in the Kilpatrick recipe,

MIXOLOG

their distinctive flavour shines through. Mine were fat and fleshy, perfectly grilled, topped with a generous portion of shredded bacon and served on a puddle of light Worcestershire sauce. For the first time oyster novice this would be a good introduction into the joy of these delicious bivalves. Across the table all was well as Mick finished the last of his gossamer thin beef scattered with Parmesan and peppery rocket leaves. All of the west’s holy trinity, i.e. foie gras, caviar and the aforementioned oysters are featured on the menu and we have on previous occasions truly indulged. Chef Jackie’s decadent buttery terrine never fails to deliver while Mick never tires of the hearty Dutch smoked eel (B.390). Other appetisers include salmon carpaccio, scallops on creamed spinach and grilled cheese, the famous jamón ibérico, and the constantly popular whitebait fritters (B.290). Main course favourites include the grilled

lamb cutlets with fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil, pan-fried crab crusted red snapper fillets and for meat heads the Australian T-bone, rib eye or fillet and of course the house signature dish of fillet steak “Mata Hari” (with chicken liver pate, mushrooms and green asparagus). Beef stew Dutch style has its fans as does the celebrated slow cooked lamb shank and the lamb kidneys with bacon and mushroom gravy. For our main courses we chose calf’s liver and lamb cutlets. Both were excellent; the liver soft and yielding topped with caramelised onion rings and served with a sublime green peppercorn and wine gravy. The cutlets too surpassed themselves; grilled to precision with just the right amount of seasoning to allow the essence of the lamb to speak for itself, they were delightful. The wine list is far-reaching with excellent vintages from around the world to suit all tastes and pockets. We enjoyed the ménage a trois (a blend of three grapes, i.e. Zinfandel for a juicy character, Merlot for mellowness and Cabernet for backbone), it was an excellent choice. Temperature-controlled cabinets insure that the wine arrives at table in perfect order. Mention must be made at this point of the Thai menu. One of the restaurant's signature dishes is the creamy coconut red curry with either grilled chicken or pork. It is an extreme gourmet treat and one of which the kitchen is justifiably proud. Other gastro Thai influenced dishes include lobster and scallops with shiitake mushrooms and

asparagus in oyster sauce, a mild crab meat curry plus the grilled sliced beef fillet served with fresh herbs, raw vegetables and chili sauce. The curtain could never be brought down at Mata Hari’s without indulging in at least one of the decadent desserts. We have been reliably told that the warm sticky date pudding with homemade ice cream and caramel sauce has brought many a sweet-toothed diner to wipe a tear from his eye (in a good way) while the cheesecake is legendary for its yummy recipe. Mick and I opted to share a dark and white chocolate mousse which propelled us up to chocolate heaven with the first spoonful and sweetly brought down the curtain on our lavish dinner. Mata Hari has carved out a special niche for itself. The ambiance somehow manages to make the occasion special but at the same time retaining a sense of laid back wellbeing. It is a special place on so many levels. It consistently delivers fine food cooked with a light hand and an elegant touch served in chic and calm surroundings by the friendliest and most helpful staff around.

Mata Hari

Thappraya Road in the Nirvana Place Condo (corner of Soi 15) Open daily except Mondays from 6 to 11 pm The bar opens at 4 pm Tel: 038 259 799 www.mataharirestaurant.com Reservations highly recommended

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MY MOJITO “LYCHEE” INGREDIENTS

MIXOLOGIST

Nat Tangkichcharat

SIGNATURE DRINK My Mojito “Lychee”

BIO

One of the most popular bartenders at Pattaya’s premier rooftop bar & restaurant, Horizon.

2 tsp brown sugar 4 pcs fresh lime fresh mint leaves 1 oz sugar syrup 1 oz lime juice 2 oz Bacardi rum soda

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fresh lychee fresh mint leaves

HOW TO MIX

Muddle brown sugar, fresh lime and mint leaves in the bottom of a shaker. Add sugar syrup, lime juice and rum into the shaker. Shake well with ice. Softly pour

into V420 Hi-Ball glass. Top up with soda. Garnish with fresh lychee and mint leaves for extra refreshment.

GLASS TYPE

V420 Hi-Ball Glass

Available at

Horizon rooftop bar & restaurant, level 34, Hilton Pattaya


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Benihana Special INGREDIENTS 1 Japanese onion soup 1 Benihana salad (fresh green salad with ginger dressing) 2 shrimp 2 oz onion 2 oz zucchini 2 oz green peas 180 grams Australian sirloin 90 grams tiger prawn 100 g bean sprouts oil butter Japanese soy sauce salt black pepper fresh lemon juice

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This menu is available at Benihana, located on 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza, from 12 to 10 pm. Tel: 038 412 120 www.benihanapattaya.com

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Hibachi Shrimp Appetizer with Vegetables Heat a griddle then pour on oil and let it heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp on griddle and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side. Add butter and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer or until lightly browned on each side. Sprinkle on black pepper to taste. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the shrimp. Remove from griddle and serve hot as an appetizer, alongside stir-fried vegetables (onions, zucchini and green peas cooked with butter, soy sauce and topped off with salt and pepper).

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Entrée as Rocky’s Choice Individually stir-fry Australian sirloin, tiger prawn, and bean sprouts Teppanyaki style with butter, fresh lemon juice, soy sauce and a touch of salt and pepper.

F&B Promotions Strawberry lovers

Live Grouper Promotion

Boston lobster

at Oceans, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Flare Restaurant, Hilton Pattaya

at East Coast Kitchen, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Welcome in the winter season with a taste of fresh culinary Flare, chef Chou invites you to enjoy the fresh live grouper fish, prepared in your choice from six different traditional cooking methods: spicy lemongrass soup, steamed with lemon chili or deep-fried and topped with Thai herbs, baked or grilled fillet of grouper marinated with herbs in a bamboo case. Priced at 1,200 baht net per portion of 1 kilogram, guests may take their pick of up to two preferred cooking methods. Available daily throughout January and February from 6 to 11:30 pm. Flare restaurant also offers an extensive selection of fine wines to match with quality fresh seafood.

Discover special menus at East Coast Kitchen located at Executive Tower of Holiday Inn Pattaya. Savor eight menu selections created from imported Boston lobster, cooked to perfection in Asian and Western style. Every lobster is served with a salad and your choice of mashed potato or fries. Experience the special menus throughout January and February 2015.

This January, the ripest, sweetest strawberries are the featured fruit at Oceans, located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Here you can indulge in them to your heart’s content, blended in cocktails or with flavored liqueur on the rocks. Call for reservations on 038 714 981.

Australian Wagyu Tenderloin at Benihana, The Japanese Steakhouse Pattaya The renowned steakhouse brings to life “An Experience at Every Table” through dynamic “eatertainment”. Interact with the chefs, famous for their theatrical culinary skills, as they prepare Australian Wagyu tenderloin in Teppanyaki style at your table. Private rooms are available. Benihana is located on the 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza.

For more information or reservations, please call 038 253 000 or email sawitree.seerasa@hilton.com.

For more information and reservations, please contact Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa at 038 412 120 ext 1395.

Signature Cocktail at Lobby Bar, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Raise your glasses and greet the first month of 2015 with a delightful array of Royal Cliff ’s new concoctions. Linger on fruity cocktails such as the ultra smooth Ink Street, zesty Cat’s Eye, quality Stone Heaven and many more amid the cheery spirit of the holiday season. Enjoy these unique blends available throughout the month of January for only 195 baht ++ per cocktail. Enjoy the Happy Hour Cocktail menu or any of the all-time favorites for a fraction of the price from 5 to 7 pm. For more information, please contact Guest Relations at Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Experience premium Wagyu Tomahawk Steak at Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant, Holiday Inn Pattaya Havana Bar and Terrazzo restaurant presents a premium steak promotion. Experience the highest level of tenderness and juiciness of Wagyu tomahawk steak MBS 4/5 imported from Australia, a piece of 800-gram steak served with a selection of side dish and three kinds of sauces. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine when ordering. Available throughout January and February. For more information or reservation, please call 038 725 555.

For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Burritos at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Take a side-trip to Mexico this January via Oasis as the restaurant brings all the traditional flavors of Mexico. Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower Main Lobby near the water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations, please call 038 714 981.

Aroy Seafood market buffet at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Come for an unforgettable experience of magnificent fresh seafood, generous selections of BBQ items, tempting desserts and delicious drinks surrounded by the marvelous ambiance. Guests will enjoy a prime selection of seafood from around the world prepared in various exciting ways right in front of you. The renowned and beloved buffet is now enhanced with all-time favorite BBQ items such as pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers plus an interesting carving station. Price is 1,399 baht ++ (food only) per person. Available every Saturday from 6 to 11 pm. For more information or reservations, please call 038 259 888.

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


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INDIAN BY NATURE Gourmet Neo-Indian Dining Indian by Nature sets the bar for Indian cuisine in the Pattaya/ Jomtien area. Av Khanijou, proprietor and chef, delivers authentic cuisine rooted in geography and history but created with the zeitgeist of the 21st century shining through her unique recipes. Mick and I have been loving her cuisine for years and when invited back to taste her brand new menu we were in the car quicker than you can gulab jamun. The décor is elegantly colonial with many shards from India’s history adorning the restaurant juxtaposing with the chic modern touches. The diaphanous curtains subtlety reflect the colours of the Indian flag while creating an overall ambiance of grace and sophistication. I must mention the staff who are a delightful troop of servers, friendly, happy and efficient, working amiably under the direction of the charming manager, Satish Kumar. Once seated we could hear the creaking wheels of the gin trolley crossing the restaurant towards our table. The great “gin and tonic” originated in British Colonial India as a prophylactic against malaria and has remained a stalwart Indian

tradition ever since. However, Av has taken the household drink to a new level of refinement. Her gins are boutique artisanal bottles bearing the grand names of Copperhead, Hendrick’s, Bulldog and Black Gin, G’Vine amongst others. Savourers can also create their own bespoke gin and tonics with the aid of a gourmet botanical tasting set to add as a distinctive embellishment. The herbs and spices available to sprinkle into your gin are juniper berries, rose pepper, cubeb pepper, cardamom, hibiscus flowers, star anise, liquorice, kumquat, cassia and rose blossoms providing a walk in a very happy valley for all you gin lovers out there. Believe us – it’s such a happy way to “aperitif” your meal by encouraging your appetite and digestive enzymes as is also the practice of an amuse-bouche. Our amuse-bouche for the evening was a delightful Lilliputian cup of corn and mustard soup accompanied by a papadum shaped cup filled with a spicy chicken tikka salad. This was shortly followed by our mixed appetiser of tandoori salmon tikka, a button mushroom khumb-e-khaas (B.90) and a minced chicken sangam

kebab. The button mushrooms had been filled with Indian cottage cheese, herbs and spices and then delicately cooked in the tandoor, while the Norwegian salmon had been marinated in masala, infused with yoghurt and then gently chargrilled. Completing the scrumptious trio was the minced chicken kebab which had been encased around a spiced minced lamb filling before being burnished under the grill. Our wine, which was bravely making good friends with the spicy spread, was a Cote du Rhone, Saint Esprit, Chapoutier at B.1,800. A lemon sorbet refreshed our palate before the big guns of the evening were placed on our table. Chicken zalfrezi (B.300), Bengal prawn curry (B.450), Shahi Kofta which is a traditional Mughlai dish of minced lamb meatballs simmered in chef’s special cream sauce and the best dal tadkewali we have ever eaten. Tempered with cumin, garlic, onion and butter and combined with wonderful curry leaves, it was a lip-smacking bowl of Indian comfort food. We closed with a sweet threesome of desserts: gulab jamun with ice cream and a chocolate swirl consisting of layers of vanilla and chocolate pudding topped with strawberry jelly. Gulab jamun is a milk-solids based dessert rather like small dumplings that have been steeped in a sugar syrup, paired with the vanilla ice cream, they were small orbs of luscious sweetness. Av is a true dessert diva, her confections are legendary and her mouthwatering list is a riot of melty, velvety richness such as her famous rice pudding with almonds, raisins and cardamom, or her coconut crème brûlée, halwa or kulfi. For an extra decadent overload, gulab jamun can even be flambéed at your table with raspberry sauce and Cointreau. There is so much on the menu it is not possible to detail it all but the traditional thalis are a big attraction at Indian by Nature and by way of a gourmet introduction to the a la carte menu. Thali literally means “tray”

Bengal Prawn Curry

and they come packed with a selection of non-vegetarian or vegetarian dishes. For example the “meaty” version contains a chicken tikka, fried fish in gram flour batter, a lamb rogan josh (spicy lamb curry), a vegetable zalfrezi, dal tadkewali, raita, naan bread and basmati rice, pickles, chutneys and dessert of the day. The vegetarian selection includes palak paneer, paneer tikka, a vegetable zalfrezi and samosas. They are both priced at B.750 and represent a Dal Tadkewali personal Indian buffet of diverse dishes. To sum up, Indian by Nature presents gourmet Indian dining in an ambiance of refined elegance. The cuisine is progressive, contemporising on traditional ingredients but executed with the owner/chef’s unique savoir faire resulting in inventive neo-Indian

Hotel Promotions Amari Phuket celebrates 30 years with exclusive offers In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Amari Phuket launches an exclusive package as a special thanks to its guests. The package includes: • A three-night stay at a Superior Ocean Facing, Superior Ocean View or Deluxe Ocean View room • One Thai set dinner menu for two • A three-hour Breeze Spa buffet for two, with a selection of facial treatment (excluding Glorious skin facial), mood massage, body scrub, body wrap, back-to-basics massage and Jacuzzi • Round-trip airport transfer • A welcome herbal drink • Flowers and seasonal fruits in room Package price starts from 27,055 baht net and available for booking from now to February 28, 2015. Period of stay is from March 1 to May 30, 2015.

A special present from Royal Cliff Take advantage of this rare offer of up to 50% discount on accommodation. Reservations are available today until January 31, 2015. Enjoy luxurious stays from now until March 31, 2015 (last night in house).

For more information and/or reservations, please contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033 or 8034, email reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit www.amari.com/phuket.

Hurry and make your reservations now at Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2820 or reservations@royalcliff.com.

gastronomy. A must visit for all fans of Indian cuisine. Indian by Nature Thappraya Road, towards Jomtien, Chateau Dale Complex Open daily from 6 to 11 pm Tel: 038 364 656 www.indian-by-nature.com


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Booze Cruise at Catamaran ICE

Catamaran ICE offers Booze Cruise for tourists looking for a fun-packed short sea voyage. Usually held on a Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm, the two-storey Catamaran ICE sails from Pattaya to an area of clear sea near a picturesque island to allow passengers to swim and soak up the sun. Priced at 990 baht net, the Booze Cruise provides cocktails and beer throughout the journey. There are facilities for a foam party, dancing, and sun deck activities. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available at an additional charge. Enjoy barbecue items, sausages or skewers with bread, for only 60 baht and chips at 20 baht. Water and soft drinks are priced at 40 baht. The Catamaran ICE offers great comfort and surroundings, complete with a huge sound system, toilets and showers, and even a fully air-conditioned saloon. The stable 67-foot vessel also caters for corporate functions and private parties. Packages include staff outings or conferences, charity fundraising, family holidays, wedding cruises, anniversaries, college or university graduation and even a model photo shoot. Other cruises available every day on request – Sun Downer Cruise, Sunset BBQ Cruise, Dining Cruise (minimum 25 passengers and maximum 50 passengers), Seafood Dinner Cruise (minimum 16 passengers and maximum 30 passengers), Champagner and Thai Lobster Cruise (minimum 6 passengers and maximum 12 passengers). For more information and bookings, please call Khun Chom on 091 436 8004 (Thai/Eng), Khun Roger on 080 204 5551 (German/Eng), or contact their office on 038 225 215.


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Spa Promotions Hands & Feet Rejuvenation at Cliff Spa, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel or Royal Wing Suites & Spa This cool season replenish tired hands and relieve cracked heels with Hands and Feet Rejuvenation Therapy specifically designed to pamper and rejuvenate the skin while providing sensational ultra comfort. The treatment softens, calms and moisturizes the skin as well as combats hyperpigmentation and impurities. The 75-minute ritual comprises of four pleasing therapies from thorough cleansing, scrubbing, wrapping completed with gentle kneading to boost circulation along the energy lines. The Hands and Feet Rejuvenation Therapy is available until January 31, 2015 for only 2,300 baht. For a relaxing retreat, book through Cliff Spa at Tel: 038 250 421 or email cliffspa@royalcliff.com.

Soft Opening Promotion at Luminous Spa, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

Mesofilling for a refreshed, youthful skin Mesofilling is a new concept of injectable treatment between dermal filling and mesotherapy. Mesotherapy, a safe, effective and established non-surgical medical technique, involves local, multiple injections (intraepidermal, intradermal or subcutaneous) of micro-doses of by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen active therapeutic substances. The advantage of this procedure is to deliver potent molecules directly on the area of tissue to be treated, providing superior effectiveness and safety compared to other routes of administration (epicutaneous, oral, intravenous etc.). Mesofilling combined this technique with the injection of biomaterial. Basically, a mesofiller is a low concentrated dermal filler supplemented with active ingredients. Mesofiller is indicated to produce a lifting effect and correct the laxity of the cutaneous tissue. Groundbreaking skin concept An innovation in aesthetics, mesofilling delivers multiple micro-reservoirs of stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) for lasting deep skin hydration. • HA is a water-loving substance occurring naturally in the skin, where it provides hydration. • HA in its native form degrades rapidly, residing in the skin for only a few days. • Mesofillers are composed of stabilized HA, which degrades slowly over the course of several months, enabling lasting deep skin hydration.

Before

Actions • Promotes the growth of elastic/collagenous fibers • Strengthens and reinforces connective tissue • Stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans • Increases skin elasticity, smoothness and tonicity • Tightens, tones and gives tension to the skin • Improves the dermal density and firmness • Restores facial volume and corrects skin thinning • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. It is completely comfortable. It doesn’t require any surgical intervention and doesn’t constitute a traumatic experience. The substance is injected into the surface of the dermis. To achieve a satisfactory result, I recommend that you undergo two to three treatments. However, individual skin conditions may have different requirements.

Cut and present this coupon for 10% discount on facial spa

To make a reservation, please contact Tel: 038 933 888 or visit www.capedararesort.com.

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 Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). Website: www.nichaclinic.com. Facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond.

Winter Ritual Spa Package Amburaya Spa introduces a perfect escape to rejuvenation with a special 2.5-hour Winter Ritual Spa package. The spa package includes three treatments for whole body relaxation and glow: 30-minute Apple and Carrot Body Polish, 60-minute Amburaya Hot Candle Massage, and 60-minute Skin Bliss facial. Prices are 5,000 baht per person and 9,000 baht per couple. Available until January 31, 2015.

COUPON 10% OFF Facial Spa

With purchase of Luminous Signature Massage, priced at 3,500 baht net, get free steam or sauna for 15 minutes and any choice of body scrub for 30 minutes. Luminous Spa is located on the 4th floor of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya and is open from 10 am to 9 pm.

at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

After

Using a recipe that calls for raw eggs?

For more information or reservation, please call 038 259 888.

THAI FOOD SECRETS: AUTHENTIC THAI RECIPES FOR COOKING AT HOME By OI CHEEPCHAIISSARA 9786167841014 Cooking Thai food at home is easier than you think. So why not give it a try? Thai cooking with Oi Cheepchaiissara, author, “The Food of Thailand,” “Fresh Thai,” “200 Thai Favourites,” and other books. She has cooked every recipe many times, making adjustments to quantities so that you get the most accurate, triple-checked instructions.

For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, be aware that there is a risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. Use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean, high-grade eggs with intact shells, and don’t allow the egg itself to touch the exterior of the shell. When possible, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella by pasteurization or another approved method.

In ancient Greece, the life expectancy for women was 36, and the average for males was 45. Of the children born, only half survived infancy. In medieval Europe, leeches were commonly used to treat babies’ illnesses. For example, leeches were placed on a baby’s windpipe for croup. Additionally, teething babies were commonly purged or bled.

THE STRANGE LIBRARY By HARUKI MURAKAMI 9781846559211 On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special ‘reading room’ in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn’t returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy’s brains. How will he escape?


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

Non-Fiction – Ne-Yo

Mortdecai

Tracers

Release Date January 22, 2015 Lead Actors Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza Director David Koepp Writers Eric Aronson , Kyril Bonfiglioli Genre Action | Comedy

Release Date January 29, 2015 Lead Actors Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Rafi Gavron, Adam Rayner Director Daniel Benmayor Writers Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund, T.J. Scott Genre Action

Non-Fiction is the sixth studio album by American singersongwriter Ne-Yo. The album is scheduled to be released on January 27, 2015 by Motown Records. The album was preceded by two singles, “Money Can’t Buy” and “She Knows”.

1. Run 2. Integrity 3. One More 4. Who’s Taking You Home 5. Time of Our Lives 6. Coming With You 7. Good Morning

8. Make It Easy 9. Money Can’t Buy 10. Religious 11. She Knows 12. She Said I’m Hood Tho 13. Story Time 14. Congratulations

Art dealer Charles Mortdecai searches for a stolen painting that’s reportedly linked to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

automotive by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com

And it’s all about the butt. Yes, the rear. That’s what they have in common, Mercedes-Benz G-Class ueber luxury SUV (7.4 million baht) and Ford’s allnew EcoSport Titanium SUV (844,000 baht). They both have a protruding posterior – that chunky covered spare wheel sticking out of the rear door. The luxury SUV ‘Merc’, Made in Deutschland, and the compact SUV by Ford assembled in Rayong, Thailand. This segment is known as Micro-SUV, Compact SUV or Urban SUV. Some call it pint-size SUV, or baby crossover. Not crossdresser! Whatever. But ‘compact’ and ‘downsizing’ is the definitive global automotive trend today. And Ford EcoSport is a truly global car. DNA from USA, designed in Brazil and built in Thailand. Structurally Ford EcoSport is based on the Ford Fiesta B-segment hatchback platform. This brings compact dimensions (4.2 meters long, 1.7 meters wide) unique body and plenty of ground clearance: 200mm and 550mm water wading. In case of

flash floods. Go anywhere. Like a real SUV. On the outside, the all-new Ford EcoSport’s look: bold, rugged yet aerodynamic. The raised stance creates a striking presence. Sporty features include 16-inch alloy wheels, front and rear skid plates and silver roof rails. But the devil is in the details, like the rear door handle which has been cleverly integrated into the taillight cluster. Climb aboard. Inside, the EcoSport is spacious despite its compact dimensions. A calm and comfy cabin. In the front the Fiesta carbon copy dashboard and the smartphone inspired center stack stands out. Leather-accented quality seats and a commanding position for the driver. And plenty of room. Four passengers comfortable – five maximum. Cubbyholes and bottle holders? I count to 20 storage compartments! Including an air-conditioned glovebox and drawer beneath the passenger seat for storing of more stuff. Our demo vehicle is the flagship

Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.

The All-New Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L AT Cool Urban Design – One Size Fits All

variant EcoSport Titanium painted in Frozen White. The titanium trim comes with lots of goodies: power tilt/ slide moonroof, rain-sensing wipers. The premium audio system features: MP3, USB, Bluetooth, SYNC voice control connected to the good to grip multifunction steering wheel. Thanks to Ford’s idea of putting the full-size spare wheel on the tailgate there’s also plenty of cargo space at the rear – 310 liters with unfolded seats. On the road. First impression. A solid continental, European feel thanks to the high-strength boron steel body and mechanicals. They call it torsional

rigidity. It translates to more protection for the car’s occupants in the event of a crash or rollover. Propulsion comes from a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Ford Duratec engine which pumps out 110 horsepower. The front wheel system drive provides adequate straight line performance. Like Ford Fiesta, the EcoSport motor is mated to a smooth six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission with no loss of power between changes. Quick downshifting when overtaking those long Hino 10-wheel trucks on our test drive to Kabin Buri. The EcoSport handles well. Sweet steering and the

slightly stiff suspension makes this Ford’s all-new city SUV a fun car to drive. A perfect vehicle for everyday city traffic congestion and U-turns and the occasional weekend family escape to a cool Khao Yai camping site or a sunny seaside resort hotel. Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L AT Engine: 4-cylinder petrol Power: 110 hp Torque:142 Nm Transmission: 6-speed automatic Top speed: 165 km/h Fuel consumption combined: 14-17 kpl Price: 844,000 baht www.ford.co.th


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GM Outlook: “The medium-term future is clear. Pattaya and Bangkok are destined to merge.”

Cees Cuijpers

Managing Director Town & Country Property

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What's Inside: Legal Advice

Thailand Bail Bond

page P3/23 Expat Money Corner The Pensions Revolution

page P3/23 Property Building Your Own ‘Dream Home’

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Coco Garden Resort and Sports Club Set in the countryside for a peaceful holiday is a unique new sports resort with eight detached villas privately nestling in the mature gardens on two rai with a sports club of nine different indoor activities on 1000 sqm of carpeted sports area giving the real feeling of rest and relaxation. Complete with two long bars, restaurant and swimming pool, Coco Garden Resort & Sports Club was planned and built by owners Sue and Derek Bryant over the last four years. Now operating, the resort is ideal for weekend breaks, holidays, and even long-term leasing. Moreover, the villas are for sale, priced at 1.75 million baht each. Continued on page P2/22

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Garden Resort Two different villa styles offer a separate bedroom--either double or twin--on 60 sqm. They have plenty of space with lounge/diner, UBC TV and DVD, and a library of over 230 videos available at no extra charge. The en-suite bedrooms are 30 sqm in two styles. The kitchen area is fitted with fullsize fridge, microwave, water heater and toaster. All villas have remotecontrolled air conditioning and separate fans. A private patio per villa with additional patio furniture for a total of 80 sqm of living space. Villas, which are self-catering and self-service, rent for 1,000 baht per night including electric, 15,000 baht per month plus electric, and 150,000 baht on a prepaid yearly lease plus electric. All rates include full use of the sports club, complimentary daily minibus to and from the beach, and security from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Restaurant Fine dining restaurant/bar for a special dinner with friends (by reservation only). A la carte, daily special, buffet, or BBQ. A typical 3-course daily special at 375 baht might include smoked gammon salad, scallops with lemongrass in cream sauce, and apple strudel. Sports Club Adjacent to the resort is Thailand’s only indoor lawn bowls rink with nine different sports, including croquet, petanque, skittles, bocce, pool table, darts and a separate bar area. A total of 1,000 sqm of covered and carpeted sports area for individual groups, party nights, corporate team-building events or promotional days. Many board games also available – chess, draughts, etc.

Lawn bowls leagues are played Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Non-resident rate is 125 baht per person for a 4-hour session with free instruction. Local Attractions Local attractions within 10 minutes of the resort include a superb beach and bay at Ban Amphur, Pattaya Dolphin World and Cartoon Network Amazone water park. Visit the cultural sites of Wat Yan, the steps of Mondop, Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain), Viharnra Sien with the terracotta models, and the Karen Village People. Pattaya Elephant Village, Pattaya Snake Farm and Silverlake Vineyard all are within easy reach, as are Nong

Nooch Garden and Phoenix Golf Course just 5 minutes away. You will never be bored at Coco Garden Resort & Sports Club – the place for a fun party, game night or corporate event. We speak Thai, English and French. New Year visitors came from Thailand, Australia, and England, and a friendly welcome will greet all nationalities. Coco Garden Resort & Sports Club 88/1 Moo 11 Huay Yai Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 087 135 8357 (Sue) Email: reservation@cococlubthailand.com www.cococlubthailand.com


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

Thailand Bail Bond What is bail bond? A bail bond is one method used to obtain a temporary release of an alleged offender or accused person awaiting trial on criminal charges from the custody of law enforcement officials, sometimes on condition that a sum of money or other form is lodged to guarantee their appearances in court. In other words, it represents an agreement to appear in court on a scheduled date. What is a bailsman and who can act as one? A bailsman is one who provides bail or security for another. It can be any individual, juristic person, or entity that acts as a surety and pledges money or assets as bail to ensure the future appearances of an alleged offender in court. What is the general rule regarding the right to bail? A suspect or alleged offender is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Anybody charged with a criminal offense shall be admitted to bail as a matter of right, with sufficient sureties as prescribed by law before judgment is passed by the court of an offense not punishable by death or life imprisonment. A written request must be submitted by a bailsman to the investigating officer who will ask for particular documents; the result of the bail review shall be announced within 24 hours. Can an alleged offender who is kept in custody be refused bail? According to Thai Criminal Procedure Code, an order which refuses to grant provisional release shall be issued only when one of the following causes exists: • The alleged offender is likely to escape • The alleged offender tampered with evidence • The alleged offender is likely to cause injury to another person • The person filing for a provisional release or the security offered is not sufficiently credible • The provisional release will obstruct the inquiry of the officials or the trial in court If the grant of a provisional release may endanger a key witness, such witness may file a motion of objection to the court. What is the minimum bail amount required? The minimum bail amount may vary because the amount of bail for each case is set by the presiding judge of each jurisdiction, considering each particular criminal action and related evidence. What are the forms of guarantee when posting bail? In Thailand, there are three guarantee categories when submitting a request for a temporary release:

1. Request for temporary release by using assets (title deeds, bank accounts, etc.) 2. Request for temporary release by using cash 3. Request for temporary release by using the employment status of a public official (Government, police, military, political officials and state enterprise employees may be used as Bail Bondsmen wherein bail rates are set from 60,000 baht up to 800,000 baht depending on one’s position) How are bail requests being considered? In considering a temporary release, the court shall use the following criteria: • Seriousness of the offense • Sufficiency of the existing evidence and the credibility of the witness • Circumstances of the case • Trustworthiness of the person filing the request or the guarantee given • Likelihood of the alleged offender to escape • Likelihood of the alleged offender to create danger caused if released • Likelihood of the alleged offender to destroy evidence or threaten any key witness • Existence or non-existence of an objection by an inquiry official, public prosecutor, plaintiff or witness What are the conditions when a temporary release is granted? Before granting release, the court will issue a receipt for the asset or for the amount of cash posted as a guarantee along with an appointment letter. The bailsman or the person providing guarantee or security shall be compelled to sign a guarantee agreement in which he ensures to bring the suspect or alleged offender to court on the date of the appointment. Failure to do so shall subject the bailsman to penalty as provided for in the contract. When shall the bail bond be returned? The court will order the bail bond returned on the day the judgment is read without the need to submit a request.

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

The Pensions Revolution Having gone from having to purchase an annuity at a certain age in retirement, to complete access to one’s pension pot in just a few years, we now have the freedom to put all our pension savings on the 2.30 at Newmarket. There is tax method in their madness though, as total withdrawals will incur marginal rate of income tax and then what. We have to invest it somewhere and, perhaps, where we just took it form was perfectly OK. The phrase smoke and mirrors comes to mind. At least for those of us in either a SIPP or a QROPS, the fact is that invested sensibly, with the ability to choose, buy and sell holdings, it is probably better left where it is. As part of his speech to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on September 29, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that the 55 percent lump sum death charge is to be scrapped. The move comes as no surprise as the government set out their plans to address the tax charge in the budget earlier this year. Present Position – Currently lump sum death benefits (from a UK-registered defined contribution pension scheme) passed to any surviving beneficiary incur a punitive 55 percent tax charge where the pension fund is either crystallised or the member is over the age of 75 at the time of death. Alternatively the pension fund may be applied to provide a dependent’s pension for any dependent beneficiaries. The dependent’s pension is taxed at the recipient’s marginal UK income tax rate. Position from April 2015 – The tax treatment of death benefits will depend on whether the pension scheme member was under or over the age of 75 at the time of their death: 1. Member dies before reaching age 75 – Where a member dies in drawdown or has un-crystallised funds, the residual funds may be passed to any nominated beneficiary as a lump sum without tax. Alternatively any nominated beneficiary may inherit the pension fund and receive payments via a flexi access drawdown pension. The drawdown payments will be free of UK income tax. 2. Member dies after reaching age 75 – Any beneficiary may receive the pension fund as a lump sum subject to a flat rate tax charge of 45 percent*. Alternatively any nominated beneficiary may inherit the pension fund and take payments when required. The payments will be subject to UK income tax at the beneficiary’s marginal UK income tax rate. *It is proposed that the flat 45 percent tax rate will be removed from April 2016. Lump sum payments made after April 2016 will be taxed at the receiving beneficiary’s marginal UK income tax rate. How does this impact QROPS? – The Government’s ‘Autumn Statement’ provided welcome clarity on exactly how the new UK pension’s regime will impact QROPS. The new death rules introduce a ‘cliff edge’ scenario for members of UK-registered defined contribution pension schemes. Provided they die before the age of 75 their loved ones inherit the residual fund without UK tax liability, if death occurs after the age of 75 there is the potential for a tax charge of up to 45 percent. The removal of the 55 percent tax charge from April 2015 is good news for UK tax resident QROPS members. Without drastic measures it is not possible to time one’s death. For the non-UK tax resident seeking certainty of tax free death benefits a QROPS is likely to remain the most compelling option. 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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Property

Building Your Own ‘Dream Home’

(Part 1)

Considering the very best home layout and design specifications for your new ‘Dream Home’ Many may not realize that the Eastern Seaboard has a number of noteworthy home designers and builders eminently capable of transforming your dream into your Dream Home. It just takes a little comparison shopping. If you like the idea of an ownerdesigned home, then take the next step: design your ideal residence. When you design your own home you can build a house that you will truly feel is yours. As a judge for the Thailand Property Awards, I meet the very best residential home designers and developers each year, and I am proud to say that the Eastern Seaboard is home to several fine detached-house designer-contractors who compare quite favorably with the very best in Thailand. To begin with, let’s consider Terry Collins of The Vineyards, Tom Coghlan of CSP Construction, Louis Lee of Q Construction and Mitch and Nancy Jacobs of Sedona, just to name four highquality developers with developments that feature custom-built design involvement from their purchasing clients. Now it must be asked: how can you

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

best design your own home, estimate material costs, schedule construction, and finalize the construction agreement contract? Most architects will be more than glad to work with you. A good architect can put your design and layout ideas on paper, ready to be executed by a proper construction team. The architect can work with you side-by-side as your guide to design the home using your ideas, existing custom-house plans and, of course, the architect’s own creative expertise. You will find that making suggestions can be fulfilling, but just as important, you will be getting exactly what you and your family desire in a new home. It also can be an exciting experience and special opportunity as you take those first steps. Of course, if you are seriously considering designing your new home, you must first decide whether to use an architect or designer. If you do not yet have an existing set of plans, you may want to select a set of design plans from one or more of the many magazines, books or CDs that are readily

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

available. But do they meet your criteria? Are they within your budget? These and other questions must be answered before you march into the process. If you elect to work in collaboration with an architect or designer, they will be able to work through many of these questions and considerations with you. Every new-home design will present challenges and obstacles that will vary depending on your lifestyle, the location of the land parcel, your budget, etc. With just a little time and effort, you and your architect or designer will create an initial conceptual design and layout for your new home. If you are not a designer, you may appreciate some pointers to help you formulate your layout in advance of meeting with a professional. Let me present several considerations to help you visualize and develop a plan to meet your family’s needs and interests. Home Design Step One: You may want to start by looking through a few home design magazines and books or by taking a walk through a few designer home neighborhoods. Don’t be afraid to

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

start from scratch and don’t be afraid to just sit down with a pen and paper and start sketching some layouts. It is all about being creative, so go ahead and brainstorm a bit. Remember, the more accommodating the design is to your family’s needs and interests, the more joy and pleasure you and your family will receive as the years go by. Home Design Step Two: Another great starting place is to review some of the most popular and successful house designs. Many are readily available from famous architects via the Internet. You may want to search the websites of some favorite and well-known home architects and see what plans might work for you and your family. One more excellent source is the collection of ‘design your own home’ CDs on the market. Many not only offer scores of top designs, but also take you through the process of designing your own home via computer graphics. Home Design Step Three: Bring your own set of plans to the table and work with a professional home-design architect. These professionals are accustomed working out home design concepts with their clients. They need your personal input to visualize just what will make your family home special and unique. Just as well, you will appreciate the architect’s many years of experience and insights into the logistics of home design. An experienced home-design architect will know which of your design ideas can actually be integrated into the final plans, and he or she will identify potential problems and offer alternate suggestions tailored to your ideas and expectations. Before appointing an architect, it will be necessary for you to gather as much information as possible about your home design needs and preferences. It would be a good idea to prepare in advance a list of the characteristics and objectives of your home design. This may include some of your own drawings, clippings from magazines, photos of houses you like, lists of required spaces (and dimensions). Such advance planning will prove useful and inspiring for both you and your home design professional. Maybe it’s time for your new Dream Home. What do you think? 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

Visions of New Pattaya with Cees a Cuijpers

Cees Cuijpers (KC) was born in the Netherlands and his work background has been in the hospitality business and logistics where he specialized in marketing. His first business venture in Thailand was a luxury restaurant in 1997 on the site of the current Pizza Hut on Pattaya’s Beach Road. But that was only the start. In 2003 he joined Town and Country Property Company, a leading real estate outfit in Pattaya, where he quickly expanded the business by heading up the architectural and design department which few other companies were offering at the time. In 2005 Cees partnered with Herman van Gucht and became managing director of Town and Country.

by Barry Kenyon

Jens Heier

Executive Chef Dusit Thani Pattaya

n impressive portfolio of completed turnkey remodeling and renovation projects resulted in a strategic move whereby Cees decided to focus on company-dedicated residential projects. His last commercial turnkey project was for Jameson’s, the Irish pub at Nova Park, which remains one of the most popular establishments of its kind in Pattaya. On most of the signature projects from Town

and Country, the showcases are made by Cees himself with his keen eye for detail. Within his portfolio are included The Residence (68 boutique-style luxury apartments), Whispering Palms (executive villa estate) and The Meadows (46 trendy city villas). Town and Country is the preferred supplier to a good number of corporate clients, including multinationals, interested in long-term tenancies in both condominiums and gated village communities. The property portfolio


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covers the whole of the greater Pattaya area from Bang Saray and Huay Yai to Mabprachan Lake and onwards to Sri Racha. Cees has a profound dislike of “pub and bar lawyers” whose sole interest in life seems to be criticizing Pattaya and its people. He believes that the former stereotype of Pattaya as Sin City is way out of date. “The city has already been transformed by so many five-star hotels, upmarket malls, sports outlets and luxurious facilities, but that’s only a beginning,” he says. “Pattaya really has gone upscale and in 2014 one can see many young Thais, especially from Bangkok, who are an increasingly important segment in the tourist and residential market here. It’s no longer just a question of foreigners vacationing here. There’s a constant buzz throughout the year and Pattaya is being rediscovered as an increasingly high-end resort. The local property market remains popular largely because of Thai domestic interest.” “The old Pattaya,” he says, “is disappearing. The clubs and beer bars are still there, especially in Walking Street area, but they are nothing more than a few rows of pink neon signs.” In other words, Pattaya is expanding massively all the time, but the night entertainment scene is getting smaller by comparison. The Eastern Seaboard region offers the best in location, quality, convenience, luxury and security for all types of investors and end users. The main limitation at the moment, according to Cees, is the area’s inadequate communication infrastructure which has certainly had some improvements of late, notably the highway from Bangkok to Central Pattaya and the recently agreed Sukhumvit tunnel which will eventually facilitate faster thru-traffic. Cees thinks that hi-speed trains linking the Eastern Seaboard with the metropolis are unlikely to be operational before well into the next decade. By that time Pattaya will be linked by an invisible bridge to the Bangkok metropolis. In other words, they will merge. In a community context, Cees has

built up an extensive network with international and domestic contacts. Apart from several consultancybased advisory roles, Cees became chairman of the charity foundation The Lighthouse Club, Pattaya branch, and a key founder of the biggest corporate charity network event Movers and Shakers. On an annual basis, over 3,000 guests frequent the events in Bangkok and Pattaya and around US$40,000 is raised for local charitable causes. Movers and Shakers was founded in 2009, having been inspired by the corporate network of The Lighthouse Club. “M and S attracts business professionals and charity leaders within a variety of sectors with the express aim of expanding business interests in a social atmosphere,” concludes Cees. Cees Cuijpers shares a passion for art, music, culture, watches, architecture, interior design, golf and travelling. He has perfect English but does not spend all his time networking and pursuing business interests. He loves the privacy of his home with his young son and his partner. That diverse clutch of interests likely to be a strong reason for his commercial success. He doesn’t put all his eggs into one basket.

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Business Opportunities

Caravan Restaurant - Near The Zign Hotel - Sale or Rent. This classic designed restaurant, located in Pattaya - Naklua Road, Soi 12 which is well decorated, seating for over 50, kitchen with well equipped. The restaurant could be easily adapted to any style. Call Boris at 089 936 3030 Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796) Commercial Space For Lease: Jomtien 2nd Road Frontage: 4 Stories Shop House, 500 Sqm. Rent ฿60,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com Sky View Penthouse Restaurant for Sale/Lease: Stunning views of Pattaya and Jomtien Bay 500 sqm Rent ฿45k p/m. SALE PRICE: ฿4,950,000 includes everything. 2013 Gross income ฿5.3 Mil. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-B1205 French Restaurant for Sale/Lease: Established 11 years in the same location in Jomtien rent ฿25K p/m. 6 year lease. Sale Price: ฿3,950,000 includes everything. 2013 Gross Income ฿4.5 Mil. Please call 085-9105124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-B1204 (ptmpt-bo00) For Sale or Lease. 23 Nice Two Room Apartments located in 3 buildings on a one rai land parcel in a very central location south Pattaya. Within 5 min walking distance to Walking Street, however still a quiet and secure area. For more info contact 081 9099098, No agents please

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FOR RENT: Central Jomtien Restaurant- Bar. A 50 seat 3 shop house unit ground floor restaurant and bar with full commercial kitchen in a very busy location 75m from the beach and surrounded by hotel and guesthouses. No key money. Rent: 45,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: COMR028. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com GUESTHOUSE - Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 250,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com SHOPHOUSE IN BUSY ‘5STAR’ LOCATION - Single fourstorey building with rooms above in the busiest foot traffic location in Jomtien and near to several hotels and guesthouses. Ideal for massage, office or retail premises. For Sale Leasehold: 700,000 Bt, monthly rent of 20,000 Bt and NO key money. Website Ref: BUSS026. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com GUESTHOUSE & BAR - Ideally located profitable 10 room guesthouse and bar. Located in a busy Soi in Central Jomtien and close to the beach is this 3 unit building with the ground floor running as a bar with pool table, music system and large flat screen TV. There is ample room to install a kitchen to offer breakfasts and food to the guests and customers, thus increasing the profits further. The upper floors contain 10 renovated and fully furnished guest rooms, a store room and maid’s room. An established business. For Sale Leasehold: 3.5m Bt, monthly rent 30,000 Bt plus key money. Website Ref: BUSS019. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com

Services Provided

(ptms-sp1114)AIR CONDITIONING & RENOVATIONS Condo – House. For free quotation contact: www.irishaircon.com Phone 089 6087 808. Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from a minimum 700,000 up to a maximum of 50 Million Baht through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend

you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.   Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai DeKu German Windows & Doors. Top-quality uPVC window profiles according to German quality standards! Tel: 038-424092, Mobile: 094-896-0060, Email: info@deku.asia, Web: www.deku.asia If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0958466533 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

Education & Training

Learn Fruit and Vegetables Carving from a Professional teacher with more than 18 years experience. For inquiries contact Yui at tel no. 0863209569 and/or 0852385453 or email at yuibua@ hotmail.co.th (pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 373 175 or 038 416 493. We speak Thai, English, German & Deutsch.

Open House

SAT. JAN 24, 2015 12-3 PM: Majestic Condominium Jomtien, Soi Watboon Poolside Units #22 ฿899,000 ID: BB-C1389, #24 ฿894,000 ID: BB-C1389 Foreign Name please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com *refreshments served

Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r0314)AROMDEE APARTMENTS, quiet, clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/AC rooms for rent start from 5,000.- baht to 18,500.- monthly. Free Wi-Fi, Cable-TV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 hr laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking distance of Big C, Tesco Lotus, and BKK Bus Station North Pattaya. Phone Thai/Eng.: 082-304-3907, Phone Norwegian/Eng.: 087-329-0300, Office/Fax: 038-370-861 Email: aromdeeapartment@hotmail.com

Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 (ptmhfs-tpis0000)House for sale in Grange Park Village opposite to Tara Pattana International School at 18.5M Thai baht. House was built in 2008 and is being sold by original owners. House construction was supervised by owners and is to the highest American standard from the bathrooms to the 390 sqm. of ceramic floor tiling. Land area is 1,600 sqm. with private garden and

swimming pool, very large living space of over 600 sqm., 4 bedrooms (3 upstairs and 1 downstairs), 3 bathrooms/toilets. House has alarm system throughout, Internet, satellite TV and underground pest control and ample parking space for up to 6 vehicles. For inquiries please call: 082-462-3666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). (ptmhfs-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: 087558-5933 Thai/English. 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. Price: 1.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com www.pattayajomtien-property.com Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW, For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 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 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 (PR6686)

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 374535 Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in 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) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 32 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6407) C h a r m i n g a n d Ve r y We l l Constructed Home! Selling Price 15.8 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 (PR5086) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 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)

Baan Suan Mai Ngam 2 Bed 2 Bath with Private Pool / Size 200 SQM, 3.6 Million THB (Thai Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-H1331 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 ID: BB-H1314 Tropicana Villa- Modern duplex 3 Bed 4 Bath, 230 sqm. Fully furnished, private pool, garden, 8.3 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-H1328 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 ID: BB-H1322 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 ID: BB-H1321 Royal Park Village (Jomtien) 2 Bed 1 Bath, Total Size 164 Sqm. / Furnished, European Kitchen, Communal Pool, Sale Price 4.19 Million THB. (Company Name) Freehold. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-H1319 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 ID: BB-H1329

Houses for Rent

(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: 087558-5933 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 bathrooms/toilets, office, 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). Baan Suan Mai Ngam 2 Bed 3 Bath with Private Pool / fully furnished 25,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-A1246 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-jomtienproperty.com www.pattayajomtien-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


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Classified Houses for Rent

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 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 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 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 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 21 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 32 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 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW. (PR4606) The Award Winning Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. (PR5961) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 465 Sqm/247 TLW. (PR6921) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW. (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai. (PR1601)

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 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 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 24 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)

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, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/ Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. (PR6896)

LAND FOR SALE

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0718)

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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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 contract. Website Ref: HSER065. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4606) The Award Winning Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. 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 (PR5961) C h a r m i n g a n d Ve r y We l l Constructed Home! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 465 Sqm/247 TLW. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 (PR6921) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 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 (PR6902) 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 v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, 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 (PR1601)

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) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 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 (PR6999)

Pool Villas for Sale

(ptmar-pvfs1114)Stunning 5 bed, 7 bath Villa, sea views, 25 MB. 092-472-5743 (Eng), 089-2497047 (Thai) or www.facebook. com/beachvillabangsaray (ptmar-pvfs1114)The Willows Exclusive Villas from 7.8 MB. 092-472-5743 (Eng), 089-2497047 (Thai) or www.willowsbang saray.com 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 room-dining 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@ pattaya-jomtien-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@ pattaya-jomtien-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

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Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court.

Contact Allan Ottesen on 085-697-8245 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@ pattaya-jomtien-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@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-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 room-dining 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@pattayajomtien-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@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com

Condos for Sale

ViewTalay1AJomtienCondominium, 34sqm studio, 13th floor for fabulous sea views (Pattaya side) just been decorated with new shower room, kitchen, all new matching furniture, A/C, ceiling fan, big screen TV, everything new. Complex has big swimming pool, gym, loads of restaurant, bars, laundry, etc. Excellent location near bus and taxi routes, ideal for renting only. 1,495,000 (in foreign name). Call ALAN 087 139 1570 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 and sea view from balcony. Pattaya side. Absolutely lovely room for only 1,790,000 baht including costs (in foreign name). Call 087-139-1570 or 087139-1539 (English).


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Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattaya’s 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 The Cliff - REDUCED PRICE: This partially furnished 72 sqm high floor front corner unit has stunning views over Jomtien and Koh Larn Island and offers 2 en-suite bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, large corner wrap-around balcony, fitness,

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View Talay 1B 32 sqm studio on 5th floor, Pattaya side (the best side). Just been completely renovated to very high standard 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 1,590,000 baht including costs (in foreign name). Call 087-139-1570 or 087-1391539 (English). Wongamat Tower – A high floor 64 sqm duplex in this new high rise beachfront tower with stunning sea views offering 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room, balcony, infinity pool, fitness, hotel style lobby, key card entry, 24/7 security and 100m to the beach. Price: 6.5m Bt in Thai name. Ref Code: CDOS983. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com

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communal pool, high speed elevators, 5-Star hotel style lobby, gourmet restaurant, 24/7 security, 150m to the beautiful Cosy Beach, restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Great value for a high floor front corner unit in this new building! Price: 5.99m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS774. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com View Talay Residence - These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4990) G rea t S ea Vi ew a n d Wel l Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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) Wo n g a m a t B a y S e a Vi e w Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 7.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm, For appointment and private v i e w i n g , c a l l t h e P re m i e r 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 Majestic Jomtien – Studio/ 1 Bath 28 Sqm. fully furnished 895,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-C1381 View Talay 1B(Jomtien Side) – Studio/ 1 Bath 30 Sqm. Furnished 1.25 Million THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-C1391 The Majestic Jomtien – LEASE OPTION: Pool Side, Studio- 28 Sqm. fully furnished 894,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1390 Park Lane Resort – Condo 1 Bed/1 Bath 36 Sqm. pool view, fully furnished 1,649,999 THBOwner financing available (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-C1368 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 ID: BB-C1371 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 ID: BB-C1341

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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 ID: BB-C1374 Pattaya Hill Resort – Condo 2 Bed/2 Bath, 99 Sqm. High floor sea view, fully furnished, Sale 3,590,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-C1392 City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya. 75sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Fully-Furnished w/ European Kitchen. SALE 5,700,000 THB or RENT 50,000 THB/mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya. 77sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Fully-Furnished w/ European Kitchen. SALE 5,500,000 THB or RENT 50,000 THB/mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya. 58sqm. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. FOR SALE 4,600,000 THB. Foreign Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com Park Royal 2 - Beautiful 1 bedroom w/ sea view in Pratumnak. 85sqm. Fully-furnished. FOR SALE 5,690,000 THB or RENT 40,000THB/mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 3 - Pratumnak. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 balcony. Fullyfurnished w/ European Kitchen and pool view. FORSALE 6,500,000 THB or RENT 70,000THB/ mo. 1-yr. rental 40,000 THB/mo. Foreign name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 3 - 84sqm, 1 bedroom located in Pratumnak. Fullyfurnished w/ European kitchen and pool view. FORSALE 4,490,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 35,000 THB/mo. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

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HOT DEAL!!! The Base RESALE! - Central Pattaya. 30sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Semifurnished w/ sea view. Walking distance to Central Festival and Pattaya beach. 2,850,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! Beautiful House in East Pattaya, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 balconies, land area 128sqm, living area 180sqm, Fully-furnished w/ European kitchen. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! Beautiful House in East Pattaya, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 balconies, land area 128sqm, living area 180sqm, Fully-furnished w/ European kitchen. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! City Garden Pattaya - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 108sqm. Furnished w/ pool view, Thai Name. 8,100,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

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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 sqm. 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. 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). Park Lane Resort- 1 Bed, 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 ID: BB-A1236 Paradise Park- 1 Bed, high floor-Pool view, 37.31 sqm. Fully furnished, communal pool, restaurant, gym, 12,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-C1341

View Talay 1A- Top Floor Studio 30 Sqm. Sea View, fully furnished, communal pool, 10,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-A1231 Royal Park Village (Jomtien) 2 Bed 1 Bath, Total Size 164 Sqm. / Furnished, European Kitchen, Communal Pool, 25,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1319 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PRC084) Beachfront Luxury Penthouse Wo n g a m a t ! R e n t a l P r i c e 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 081-6342915 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, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 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 (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 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 (PR6896) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6662)

Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 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 (PR5338) FOR RENT – Small Studio in Central Pattaya, 32sqm. 400metres from Big C Extra, 5minutes to Pattaya beach. 7,000 THB/mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com Avenue - Beautiful 43sqm, 1 bedroom located at the center of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 20,000 THB/mo. or FOR SALE 3,300,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Avenue - Cozy 34.5sqm, Studio located at the centre of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 15,000 THB/mo. or FOR SALE 2,600,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com The Residence Condo Jomtien – 3bedroom, 3 bath, 2 balconies, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 150sqm area. 6-month rental: 65,000 THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232/ eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com The Residence Condo Jomtien – 1bedroom, 2 bath, 1 balcony, city view, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 80.2sqm area. 36,000 THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com The Residence Condo Jomtien - 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 balcony, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 150sqm area. 59,000 THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232/ eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, fully-furnished, 26sqm area. Walking distance to shops and the beach. 25,000 THB/mo. 1-year rental 12,000 THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,700,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, walking distance to shops and the beach. Fullyfurnished, 26sqm area. 25,000 THB/mo. 1-year rental 12,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,575,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 2 - 45sqm Studio located in Pratumnak. Fullyfurnished w/ Sea view. 40,000 THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 20,000 THB/mo. or FOR SALE 2,890,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com

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Club Royal Building A - Naklua. 42 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen and city view.40,000THB/mo. or FORSALE 2,890,000 THB. Thai name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail.com

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The Majestic Jomtien- Studio 28 Sqm. Pool Side, fully furnished, malls, markets, public transport all close, ฿599 THB per day, Min 14 day stay call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1390 Park Lane Resort- 1 Bed, 36 sqm. City view, fully furnished, large communal pool, restaurant, gym, ฿1000 THB per day Min 14 day stay please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-A1236 View Talay(1A) - Studio 30 Sqm. Sea View, fully furnished, malls, markets, public transport all close, ฿1000 THB per day, Min 14 day stay call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail.com ID: BB-A1231

Land for Sal

(ptmar-lfs1114)Stunning Plots of Land for Sale, Bang Saray www. facebook.com/Landbangsaray 092-472-5743 (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) 082040-4788 (English). Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah 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 (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah 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 (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wa h F o r a p p o i n t m e n t a n d 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 (PLD0718)

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WE HAVE CASH BUYERS: For View Talay Villas, View Talay Condominium 1, 2 & 5, Park Lane Resort, Majestic & Angket Jomtien. Can transfer at land office 5 days. Want to sell? Please call 082-447-0442 or email dew@ bbpasia.net

Job Vacancies

(ptm-jv1014)Wanted driver for mini-van. Call 0811461811. (ptm-thb1114) Kitchen Manager (Foreign). Required for busy English pub. Experience in all aspect of the kitchen essential. Good salary plus bonus. Please send your detail or C.V to thehornbar@hotmail.com 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 090 385 5595. Urgent! Experienced Waitress Wanted for International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

2005 NISSAN TEANA 230JMDiamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced by Nissan, low miles, 499,000 or 50% down take over pymts 18 months left to pay. Call 0841580785 Toyota Vigo Champ Pre-runner 4 door G Model automatic 3.0 VN Turbo Diesel 2012 (latest model) white with tan velour interior, full spec twin air bags, C.D. rear camera, cost nearly 1 million baht, selling for 690,000 baht. Call 084 529 9939 Toyota Corolla Altis Automatic 1.8 G Model latest shape 2002 champagne gold tan leather interior, 2 air bags, walnut dash, alloy wheels top model. 1 owner from new. Only 230,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539


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Dearth of English-speaking Thais offering instruction to adults. But how many

(Paul DeCeglie writes) With the English language designated as the lingua franca of the ASEAN region, citizens of Southeast Asia years ago were encouraged to learn to communicate in English. However, a recent survey at one of the nation’s top universities reveals that few students or employees have a working knowledge of English. Some explained that they were too shy to try to speak because their skills are so poor. If that’s true of the best educated in Thailand, what are we to expect from the masses? Wall Street English points out that “Thailand lags far behind major ASEAN countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia. This indicates that Thais need to improve their English skills to compete with other countries, or many will lose their jobs or find it hard to work when the AEC takes effect.” Yes, English is now being taught to primary school students, and there are any number of websites and language schools

are motivated to take advantage of such opportunities, and how many families here can afford computers, internet service or private schools? Why are the airwaves not rife with TV programs teaching English to audiences young and old? Why are communities throughout Thailand not providing free instruction? Why is there a lack of government- and company-sponsored schemes? The government seems to have ended its efforts five years ago after having simply issued the statement: “everyone must learn English by the time ASEAN is implemented.” Now, that is only months away, and progress is depressingly slow. Isaan girls new to the Pattaya scene seem to have a propensity for grasping at least a working knowledge of English--not to mention Italian, German and now Russian--in such quickstudy locales as go-go bars and beer bars. So learning English obviously is doable--even for Thais who lack a university education.

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tells his embassy what his income is and is not required to show any documents or papers. How come? A: Yes, it is up to each individual embassy how to proceed in matters such as this. The point you make has been discussed by the Thai police and embassies several times but the general view is to “let sleeping dogs lie”. Some embassies even state that they have no idea whether the claimed income is actually true.

Embassy checks Q: I notice that if a British person wants their annual income verified by the British embassy, in connection with a Thai visa application, he or she must provide backup details such as bank statements or income tax documentation. However, an American simply

New passport Q: Have you any idea how long it currently takes to process a British passport application which was originated in Bangkok? A: We have seen some passports arriving back from UK after a mere three weeks. Certainly the long delays of last summer seem

to be a thing of the past. But the average seems to be four or five weeks or longer if there is anything wrong with the paperwork. Second passport Q: What kind of extra documentation do I need to apply for a second British passport? A: Second UK passports are normally issued only to businessmen or businesswomen who travel a great deal internationally and may not have time to apply for visas in every case. You would need a detailed letter from your employer explaining why you feel you need one. First retirement visa Q: I have just received my first retirement visa, one year, from Thai immigration. I notice it is for 15 months and not a year. Has a mistake been made here? A: No mistake. When you applied you had only a tourist visa. This had to be converted to a non-immigrant visa for three months. The one-year retirement visa was added, thus making a total of 15 months. This won’t happen next year as you won’t need to convert a tourist visa to start the proceedings.

Snap Judgment Russian squeeze

The latest data, formal and informal, suggests that there were 50 percent fewer Russians in Pattaya over the new year than there were 12 months ago. A senior official of the Thai Hotels Association said, “Pattaya has been like a second home for Russian tourists and long-stay guests for many years. They have been contributing huge income to the country’s economy. But average hotel occupancy in the seaside resort has fallen to 70 percent from around 90 percent last year.” Pattaya has always been the most popular resort in Thailand for Russians. And not only for vacationers. There are said to be over 100,000 Russians in the greater Pattaya area living on one-year visas of one sort and another. Several international schools have a large number of Russian children on roll. In other words, there still are a great many Russians living in Pattaya on an extended basis. They include retirees over the age of 50, Russian men married to Thai women and hundreds more on authorized work permits in the tourist, restaurant and management spheres. Why Pattaya is more popular with Russians than Phuket or other beach resorts in Thailand isn’t altogether clear. It probably has something to do with the fact that charter flights have long flown into U-Tapao as well as the reality that the city is near to Bangkok. Moreover, Pattaya was the first tourist destination in the country in the mid 1990s to have printed signs and restaurant menus in the Russian language. Also, Pattaya is a better deal than Phuket: a bus ride which costs 10 baht in Pattaya might cost the customer several times that in the far south. Of course, the main reason for the Russian decline of late is the fall in the value of the ruble, around 50 percent, which has pushed up the costs of holidays considerably. Other factors are Russia’s economic difficulties at home and western sanctions which include a ban on credit card transactions in parts of Russia, notably the recently-seized Crimea. You have only to speak to Russians in the area of Naklua (Soi 12) commonly known as Little Moscow to know that these problems are very real to vast swathes of the travelling Russian public. One of the paradoxes of the recent fall in international oil prices by roughly one half is that the cost of air tickets has not dropped. This is partly because airlines are guarding against rises in future and partly because they mostly prefer to invest in improvements in business and first class where the biggest profits are to be made. Premium class passengers are already seeing more comfort including larger beds, more privacy and more elaborate entertainment and menus. Of course, you have to pay dearly for these luxuries in the air. So will the Russian market improve? Undoubtedly, once that country’s economic fortunes improve as they surely will if not before 2016. In any case, Thailand’s tourist difficulty is wider than the Russian squeeze. It has faced many challenges in 2014 ranging from the political crisis, the coup, the curfew and then martial law. The number of international tourist arrivals dropped nearly nine percent in the first 11 months of 2014, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, to stand at about 21.9 million. But while Russia, and also Western Europe, have seen declines in numbers, Thailand has strong potential markets in China and India. Moreover the formal introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community next year will in the medium term expand dramatically the numbers of intraregional travelers in the 10-nation free trade grouping. These facts have led tourism operators to pin their hopes on a recovery later this year, with the 2015 tourism revenue set at 2.15 trillion baht. Pattaya is in a strong position to take advantage of that potential bonanza.


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Tips & Advice

Your intimate counselor

Dear Agony Ivy, Fear of Heights I am very concerned about my wife’s behavior and want to check with someone sensible whether I have cause for alarm. When I married my Thai wife last year, she instantly demanded that we move to a high-rise condo, in fact the 14th floor, on the argument that mosquitoes don’t fly that high. This seemed sensible and I agreed to pay seven million baht for a beautiful apartment. However, the first thing I noticed was that my wife removed the safety rail on the balcony leading to a long drop. She said this was for repainting which was untrue as I saw the rail some days later lying by the rubbish dump waiting to be collected. Now I am very concerned that she has insisted that we take our meals on the balcony. She used the argument that it is healthier to eat outside in the sun. This is clearly nonsense because we still eat there even when it is pouring with rain. I have also noticed that she polishes the floor on the balcony several times daily and has

not extended to me the use of nonslip shoes which she herself wears all the time. My final problem is that I regularly feel quite ill after drinking my bedtime cocoa which my wife insists I drink to ensure a good night’s sleep. Have I reason to be worried? Worried William

Agony Ivy writes: Frankly, it doesn’t sound too good. One way to be sure is to buy her a large black hat. If you catch her trying it on repeatedly in front of the mirror, you will know for sure she is anticipating becoming a widow in the not too distant future. Dear Agony Ivy, Abreast of the problem I do understand you are not Captain Cash of newspaper fame in UK but you really are my last hope. I am a 60-year-old male farang who retired to Thailand last year. You see I am completely alone and it was my lifelong wish to become a woman. Essentially, this meant having female breasts. I did have an operation in Bangkok a few weeks ago but I was very

disappointed indeed when I woke up. The hospital said that I had provided enough money for only one breast, so I now look most ridiculous, with one much bigger than the other, as you can see from the attached nude photograph. Unfortunately, Thailand has turned out to be more expensive than I had assumed. I have no reserves of cash left. But I would be very grateful indeed if you could make a donation to me of 60,000 baht (plus VAT) in order that I can make another hospital appointment to have the other breast done. I could then face the world with confidence rather than sitting here crying all day. Failing Fred Agony Ivy writes: Yes, the photo shows you do look ridiculous although I suspect this has been true for many years in your particular case. As regards the cash, why don’t you simply buy a bra and put a sock in it? With your protruding belly and hairy legs, you are hardly likely to be employed in a sex show or a transvestite extravaganza.

Tencent launches WeBank, China’s first private online bank by AJ Chadha

This month, WeChat owner Tencent, officially launched WeBank. It is China’s first private online-only bank and was one of six banks to have received licenses from state regulators last year. The service will begin in full, sometime this spring. Tencent is one of several shareholders and will retain a 30 percent interest in the venture. WeBank was initially capitalized with ¥3 Billion (15.86 billion baht). Tencent’s chief competitors, Alibaba and Baidu were also said to have received licenses in October 2014. Tencent is a big player in China, they have their hands in communication, e-commerce and gaming. The world is increasingly moving online, with e-commerce as well as a large number of entertainment choices, the step into another sector for internet giants is a natural expansion of their conglomerates and will only add to the power they yield. The joint venture led by Tencent, intends to provide loans to small and medium businesses, currently a big driver of economic growth for the country. These businesses provide almost two thirds of the country’s GDP, yet find it difficult to obtain loans from state-owned banks. State-owned banks tend to favor larger and often state-owned groups. Tencent and Alibaba intend to use their vast data to evaluate the risk on all loans. They both hold large amounts of user information and will use that to assess the credit risk of borrowers. WeBank does not intend to have any brick-and-mortar branches and the typical loan will be under ¥1 million (5.28 million baht). At the opening ceremony in Shenzhen, China Premier, Li Keqiang was optimistic about the new service. “We will lower costs for and deliver practical benefits to small clients, while forcing traditional financial institutions to accelerate reforms.” Emphatically stating that “It’s one small step for WeBank, one giant step for financial reform.” Tencent can now capitalize on their WeChat users and tie them up with WeBank with little effort. This inbuilt customer base will help them in adding users to the new venture. With this momentum, it is only a matter of time until the company expands its new service, to other countries in the region.


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Youth Focus Avoiding the extremes of excess and deficiency in the classroom by Anthony Lawrence Kelly

Both ancient philosophy and modern science have taught us that balance is fundamental for life to thrive. Aristotle talked of the ‘Golden Mean’; Buddha of the ‘Middle Way’ and you’d be hard pressed to find a rightminded ecologist who supports the idea that disrupting an ecosystem would be beneficial to most preexisting inhabitants. So let us briefly touch on, perhaps fondle, the idea of balance in the classroom. While attending a thoroughly enjoyable and heavily anticipated Christmas Dance Show provided by the school for the parents’ entertainment, held at the impressive Imperial Hotel, Na Jomtien, I was fortunate enough to enjoy the company of a parent of a student in the school.

The conversation touched on, nay caressed, the question of why teachers don’t focus more time on the underachieving portion of the students? If we were to set the higher flying sorts an industrial sized stack of work and let them busy their way through it, we could steal more time to spend with those that aren’t really ‘getting it’. Sounds fair… Well, when parent sends their charges off to school each morning with their lunchbox in hand, there surely will be an abundance of different visions in mind, however, broadly speaking, their expectations will all converge to a similar set of statements about teachers supporting and fostering their child’s potential to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. From the perspective of a private school, each parent signs up and pays the fees expecting to get ‘their money’s worth’ regardless of what attainment level their child’s cognitive skills abide at that stage in their development. Anyway, enough waffle, here’s the eggs and bacon. It’s a very tricky tightrope balance the needs of those aiming to attain base standards, those aspiring to creep above those standards and those pouncing pumas leaping toward the next level. All children in a classroom require attention and typically the better achievers are not so advanced that they don’t require regular

Promises, promises by Peter Hartnell By mid-January, most of us have made and already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Resolving to make changes to our lives is a popular preoccupation at this time of year throughout the world, so popular that the US government has a website dedicated to supporting people who want to make and to keep their New Year’s resolutions. The website reports that a survey of lists of resolutions had some predictable inclusions – losing weight, giving up smoking and cutting down on alcohol all feature regularly in the top five most popular resolutions. However learning something new or improving skills also regularly appear in the top ten. But a recent study from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88 percent of those who set New

explanation, confirmation and correction of their work. Another issue is that some kids just require a little more time for some concepts to click, just how many kids under 10 years old can explain why 75/90 is equivalent to 5/6? Fractions are a topic that most kids grasp bit by bit and hopefully, by the beginning of Secondary School they will have a good conceptual understanding of what those numbers actually mean. Some kids have a natural knack with numbers and some take a long time to understand and memorize the language of numbers. The truth is, there aren’t enough hours in a school week to really cover, and replenish and recap what we need to teach and for those who forget, don’t click or reach that aha moment, it can be frustrating for all concerned. What I

Year’s resolutions fail within a month. The Journal of Clinical Psychology concluded that only 8 percent of those who make resolutions on January 1 manage to keep them and investigated why so few of us succeed. Why? Because keeping a resolution is hard. It is hard because it involves learning new behavior. Yet every day teaching involves trying to get students to act in new ways, to change their behaviors, to take on board new learning. Are there some lessons we might learn from what happens in schools to foster learning that might apply to adults and help them to keep the resolutions they make? We should always remember first of all that schools should not only be concerned with turning out children who are clever. Most schools want to produce wise, caring, independent and autonomous decision makers as leaders for the next generation. Learning is not simply a question of willpower, of overcoming. Learning involves understanding – understanding the problem and understanding ourselves. In 1983, Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind: the Theory of Multiple Intelligences introduced the idea that traditional types of intelligence, such as IQ, which measure “cleverness” fail to fully explain cognitive ability, learning and behavior change. He introduced the idea of multiple intelligences which included both ‘interpersonal intelligence’ (the capacity to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people) and ‘intrapersonal intelligence’ (the capacity to understand oneself, to appreciate one’s feelings, fears and motivations). The term ‘emotional intelligence’ became widely known with the publication of Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ and began to replace intrapersonal intelligence. Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. “EI”, as it came to be known, has had a significant impact on theories of learning in schools and is often at the core of SEAL – the social and emotional aspects of learning programme in schools such as our own. The aim of the SEAL programme is to provide schools with an explicit, structured curriculum

try to do is, provide useful homework for all the students in my class aiming to achieve the following: a) Reinforce lessons taught during the term (b) Help teach the student to be disciplined and responsible, and (c) Provide a means where the parents can monitor and support their children’s progress. It’s not easy, but the truth is that ‘catching up’ and reinforcing concepts and skills often needs to be done outside of school time due to the limited amount of time we have in the classroom to support each child. Here at MIS, teachers endeavour to nurture children at both ends of the academic spectrum as best we can, while not forgetting those in the middle. Have a safe and prosperous 2015. Anthony Lawrence Kelly is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School, Pattaya.

framework and resource for teaching social, emotional and behavioral skills as a whole school approach for all pupils, and thus to maximize the chances of being able to learn or to change their behavior. As every teacher knows, in order to learn successfully children must feel happy and secure within the school environment. Students who are overwhelmed, intimidated, anxious, angry or depressed don’t learn. In this philosophy, teaching is as much about caring as cleverness. Just as important as learning to manage strong uncomfortable emotions is our ability to learn to promote calm and optimistic states of mind that facilitate good learning. One of the key outcomes of successful work to develop social, emotional and behavioral skills is independent and autonomous children who are able to take ownership of their learning and behaviour. That is, to make and to be able to keep their New Year’s resolutions! Peter Hartnell is head teacher at Tara Pattana International School.


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Local Sports Local and International Motorsports Report Recent Race Updates: 2015 F1 News: Former F1 racer Jean-Pierre Beltoise has passed away at the age of 77. He was the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix winner. Upcoming Races: 2015 01 Australia (Melbourne) Mar 13-15 02 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Mar 27-29 03 China (Shanghai) Apr 10-12 04 Bahrain (Sakhir) Apr 17-19 www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia. 2015 NASCAR News: 2014 season completed. Kevin Harvick is the NASCAR champion. Upcoming Races: 2015 Calendar Forthcoming www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia. 2015 Indy Car News: 2014 season completed. Australian driver Will Power is champion. Upcoming Races: 2015 Mar 08 Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, Brasilia, Brazil Mar 29 St. Petersburg, Florida Apr 12 NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, Louisiana Apr 19 Long Beach, California Apr 26 Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama May 09 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis May 17 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying, Indianapolis May 24 Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis www.indycar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia. 2015 MotoGP News: Season completed. Marc Marquez is the 2014 champion. Upcoming Races: 2015 Mar 29 Qatar MotoGP Apr 12 Austin MotoGP Apr 19 Argentina MotoGP www.motogp.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia.

Thai racer Stuvik receives his F3 Championship trophy at FIA gala The 2014 Champions of the EuroFormula Open were awarded their welldeserved prizes in Madrid. The ceremony took place within the “Gala de Campeones” of the Spanish Motorsports Federation (RFEA) and took place in the building of the Spanish Olympic committee (COE), hosted by FIA Vice President Carlos Gracia. Sandy Stuvik from Thailand, Artur Janosz from Poland, and Alex Palou from Spain collected their respective prizes after finishing first, second and third in the EuroFormula Open standings after

by Derek Brook Treasure Hill Stableford Wednesday? What? We golf on Tuesdays and Fridays, right? Sometimes we just must do things a bit different. With the PSC Club Championship set for Tuesday and Friday this week, we decided to provide a scheduled day of golf for those not competing in the PSC event. So, 21 hardy and hopeful souls gathered at BJ’s Holiday Lodge

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by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services and the Sports Authority of Thailand.

for a bite of breakfast and transport arrangements before setting off up the 331 for Treasure Hill. We were up that way the week before during the holiday period and the road was basically empty. Not so this day what with all the industries and schools back in full swing. However, all made the trip in about an hour and check-in went smoothly as the course management allowed a reduced green fee rate for the day. Very much appreciated indeed! On the first tee and playing right on schedule, our groups were around the course unimpeded as other than a couple other 4-balls, the course was empty. Millionaire’s golf as some will say! However it should be noted that our final group must have been enthralled with the excellent condition of the course and the great weather as they somehow lost four holes to the group in front. Guess with no one pushing from behind on an empty course it is easy to doddle along. Needless to say they were put on notice that this was not to happen again. Enjoy the day but please, move along and keep up with the group in front.

Back in Pattaya and all tucked into food and drink of choice, the results were tabulated and the results announced. With two flights this day the winners were Dick Warberg with 36 points in A flight and Reg Cochrane on 34 points in B flight on a tight countback over Nigel Perry. Well played guys. We then bid adieu to Reg, who was returning to Perth, and thanked Lek and the BJHL staff for their fine service. A Flight (0-19) Dick Warberg (19) – 36 pts Mark West (14) – 35 pts Landis Brooks (9) – 33 pts B Flight (20+) Reg Cochrane (27) – 34 pts, c/b Nigel Perry (26) – 34 pts Kurt Ebentheuer (35) – 33 pts, c/b Mick Coghlan (21) – 33 pts Near Pins: Nigel Perry, Doug Maiko (2), Reg Cochrane NOTE: The Tropical Golf Group generally plays every Tuesday and Friday, meeting at the BJ Holiday Lodge, Beach Road, Soi 3, for breakfast and transport arrangements.

PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB GOLF

Top category Car GTP will lead 24 Hours of Daytona Jan 22-25

Photo credit to IMSA.com & Motorsport.com

(From left) Artur Janosz - 2nd, Sandy Stuvik - 1st, and Alex Palou - 3rd

would be great step for us in Thailand.” Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored

PSC Golf from the Tropical Golf Group

IMSA: Daytona Beach, Florida, January 22-25, 2015, The 24 Hours of Daytona The 24 Hours of Daytona kicks off the 2015 year in Motorsports as the first racing event in North America. Four categories and 67 racecars P-PC-GTLM-GTD will race for 24 hours, similar to 24 Heures du Mans.

The SRT VIPER will compete in the GTLM class at 24 Hours of Daytona

a closely-fought and exciting 2014 season. RP Motorsport representatives, headed by Niki Rocca, were present to receive the team trophy achieved after eight rounds in the series. Sandy said, “I am so proud to be the first Thai ever as a European F3 Champion. I have been waiting and fighting for this for the whole year and finally I did it! Of course, my goal is Formula 1. In 2015 I would like to step up to GP2 and hope we can get enough sponsors to make it. If we can make this happen, it would be the first time a Thai raced in GP2. This

THE GROWLING SWAN Monday the 2nd Thursday the 5th Monday the 9th Thursday the 12th Monday the 16th Thursday the 19th Monday the 23rd Thursday the 26th

Mt Shadow Crystal Bay Pleasant Valley Treasure Hill Greenwood Emerald Khao Kheow Eastern Star

8 Groups 8 Groups 8 Groups 8 Groups 8 Groups 8 Groups 8 Groups 8 Groups

FEBRUARY 2015 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:05 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:06 Tee Off 10:30 Tee Off


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Our Community Erawan Group helps conserve marine ecosystem Under the leadership of the Erawan Group PLC, Holiday Inn Pattaya, Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort and Ibis Hotel Pattaya organized the third ‘Conserve Marine Ecosystem’ event with the aim of conserving the rich marine life in the coastal area of Pattaya Beach. Some 120 volunteers from three hotels participated in this event, planting imitation coral reefs to promote the growth of a healthy marine ecosystem in the Pattaya area as an act of responsible business to the Pattaya city community.

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

Children’s Day Wipeout The US TV show ‘Wipeout’ is a game show in which contestants compete in what is billed as the world’s largest obstacle course, and, according to TV Week magazine, is the world’s third most popular game show. Shown on screens throughout the world, including Thailand, it has become a firm favorite with the residents of the Father Ray Children’s Home. So imagine their excitement when they were told they would be spending National Children’s Day at Splashdown Waterpark, Pattaya’s very own version of Wipeout, complete with the infamous big red balls. On arrival at Splashdown, which is located on Highway 36, the children were met by John Ray, owner of the park, before listening to a few health and safety rules, and then they were free to go and have fun. First adventure was climbing the world’s tallest inflatable waterslide, which did not look too high, until you reached the top and then had to slide down before flying into the air and landing in the water; screams could be heard echoing across the park.

by Derek Franklin

Daily 06:30 (English) Sunday 08:30 (Thai), 10:00 (English)

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

038 422 290 Celebrate Mass in the chapel built by Fr. Ray Brennan

Most children were eager to run across the red balls, large inflatables which were not as easy to cross as most thought they would be. Other rides included the Big Blue slide, The Zorb Racer, an obstacle course consisting of different sized and shaped inflatables, and the favorite of the teenagers, The Big Blob. Imagine sitting on the end of a very large cushion, and without warning someone jumps on the

other end and for a short time you will experience what it is like to be a bird, until you come crashing back down into the water. Half way through the day there was a downpour, but this did not stop the fun, the children were getting wet anyway. After five hours of fun the children were exhausted, but they all agreed that it was one of the best Children’s Days ever.


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You & Your Pets Spaying and Neutering – Part 2

Debunking the Myths

Myth: My female cat or dog should have a litter before she is spayed. Fact: The sooner you spay your female, the better her health will be in the future. As long as a kitten or puppy weighs more than two pounds and is at least two months old, he or she can be neutered or spayed. Many veterinarians practice safe early sterilization. The longer a female goes unspayed, the greater the likelihood of developing mammary tumors or uterine infections. In fact, a female spayed before her first heat (six to nine

months of age) has one-seventh the risk of developing mammary cancer as does an intact female.

Myth: Spaying or neutering will alter my pet’s personality. Fact: Regardless of the age when spayed or neutered, your pet will remain a caring, loving and protective companion. Any slight changes will be positive. Neutering will reduce the need to breed, which has a calming effect on many animals. Both neutered male canines and felines tend to stop roaming and fighting, and they lose the desire to spray.

Myth: Companion animals will become fat and lazy if they are neutered. Fact: Absolutely not! Lack of exercise and overfeeding--not neutering--make pets fat and lazy. Your pet will not gain weight if you provide exercise and monitor food intake. Also, sterilized pets tend to live an average of two to three years longer than unsterilized pets. Myth: Sterilization is a dangerous and painful surgery for my pet. Fact: Spaying and neutering are the most common surgeries performed on animals. With a minimal amount of home care, your pet will resume normal behavior in a couple of days. Myth: Letting my pet have a litter will allow my children to witness the miracle of birth. Fact: Countless books and videos are available to teach your children about birth in a responsible manner. Letting your pet produce offspring that you have no intention of keeping is teaching your children irresponsibility. Anyone who has seen an animal euthanized in a shelter for lack of a home knows the truth behind this dangerous myth.

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 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.

Heatstroke

If your animal is panting heavily, drooling, having trouble breathing, or showing other symptoms of heatstroke, move it to a shady area immediately. Put a cool, wet cloth around its neck and head (not its face). You can also gently spray the animal down with cool water, especially the belly, before transporting it to the vet.

Going to the Dogs...

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ~Roger Caras

Cats for You in Pattaya

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

New arrivals

These small kittens were rescued from a local temple. At the moment we are trying to get them a little stronger as they have not had their mom to take care of them. But by the time you see this snippet they should be fit and ready to go.

Tinker

This playful little guy is at our local temple, so we really need to find him a new home quickly before he comes to some harm. If you would like to meet him please contact us as soon as possible and we can take you to where he is.

Tiger

Here is another Tabby temple kitten that we are trying to find a new home for. As you can see, he is full of mischief and deserves to find a special new family who will love and care for him. Please contact us so we can show you where he is living at the moment.

Dexter & Splash

These two bigger cats are around 18 months old, both have been neutered and are very good friends. Ideally we would love someone to take them as a pair so they can keep each other company when you are out and about.

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

Dueling Dogs? Clashing Cats? If your cat likes to play, you have a happy cat. If not, start looking into why. There may be issues with other cats in the home (a bully in the bunch?) or a health issue. Or, perhaps age. It all depends on the cat and the environment. If life is calm, dependable and predictable in your home, the cat will be calm, dependable and largely predictable, too. This allows them to relax and feel happy enough to enjoy playing. Just be sure you have plenty of safe toys for your kitty to play with. Dr. Peters is author of three informative and entertaining books: Our Amazing Cats; Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2 and Our Amazing Dogs, available for about 200 baht each at Amazonbooks.com and www.ouramazingcats.com. To download eBook versions of any or all three books go to http://youniquesolutions. com/3Books.html. For a free subscription to Dr. Peters’ newsletter, The Kitty Times, go to: http:// www.theproblemcat.com. (Proceeds from book sales help support abandoned cats; the books help support your emotional health through their heartwarming stories.)


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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A way of expressing emotions by movement. There are a wide variety of styles, forms, and techniques. All __________ is accompanied by some form of music. First letter: D Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Open forest land. First letter: B Answer: __________ 3. Definition: 1. The components that make up a computer system (which models, what peripherals). 2. The physical arrangement of those components (what’s placed and where). 3. The software settings that enable computer components to talk to each other. First letter: C Answer: __________ 4. Definition: The material used to support the transmission of data. This can be copper wire, coaxial cable, optical fiber, or electromagnetic wave (as in microwave). First letter: M Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red __________ cells (erythrocytes), white __________ cells (leukocytes), and platelets; __________ circulates through the body’s heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues. First letter: B Answer: __________

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Answers: 1. Dance; 2. Bush; 3. Configuration; 4. Medium; 5. Blood.


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