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The BRITISH embassy restricts services T

he British embassy in Bangkok has announced that its sole remaining provincial consulate, located in Chiang Mai, is ceasing to offer notarial and documentary services from February 1. This means that pension letters, affirmations and certificates of affirmation are now being handled only by the British embassy main site in Bangkok. The latest restriction on consular services for Brits in Thailand are said to be part of the Foreign and Commonwealth’s 2013-16 consular strategy which claims to be committed to a more professional, modern and streamlined service for British nationals. Effectively, the latest move means that the Chiang Mai consulate will deal only with Brits in hospital or are jailed or have died. The consulate cannot assist with UK visa or passport applications. The move has created a sensation on Facebook and Twitter where many people are suggesting that the latest restrictions on the Chiang Mai consulate are merely a prelude to total closure. This would mean that Chiang Mai would be in the same position as other resorts such as Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. Here, some emergency help for Brits in distress is available from an honorary consul working from a home base, but on a strictly limited basis. In reality, the work in Thailand is being centralized on Bangkok while frontline and personal services are being discouraged in favor of reliance on internet information and on the telephone. There are certain parallels with the short-lived history of the doomed British consulate in Pattaya, based near

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established permanent offices in the provinces and more are planned in the near future. There is now even a consulate general established by the Austrian embassy just for Chonburi province. British nationals needing a consular service of any kind, including documentary ones, should consult the British embassy website which is comprehensive. Many notarial services, including pension affirmations, are available by post and there is no reason to visit the embassy in person. Passport applications are handled by a separate office in Bangkok, known as the Trendy Office, and require a visit in person or by a third party who has proof of being the authorized agent.


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News Four Indians Canadian man arrested for fraud cut himself

Police organized a press conference to reveal the arrest of a group of Indian nationals who were in possession of 26 fake credit cards as well as a pile of receipts and gift items totaling around 100,000 baht. A police spokesman said he had been informed by Kasikorn Bank staff that a group of foreigners was using fake cards in Pattaya malls. Officers caught the group in Central Festival Pattaya Beach trying to buy a phone and later searched their room at a nearby hotel where the incriminating evidence was found. They admitted buying the credit card details from an Australian online before coming to Thailand with the express intention of buying brand name products.

A Canadian national injured himself with a sharp knife after finding his girlfriend with another man. Mehdi Ahmadi, 44 and currently a Canadian passport holder, was sent to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital after an incident at a hotel in Soi 16, South Pattaya. Returning there, he noticed that his Uzbek girlfriend was drinking beer with a new boyfriend from the Middle East. An argument broke out and Mehdi suddenly stuck a knife deep into his right arm which began bleeding profusely.

Kazakhstan tourists thought male was female

Two tourists from Kazakhstan met an attractive “woman� while they were wandering on the beach and offered her 700 baht to accompany them back to the hotel in Soi Yamato. During this time, one of the Kazakhs noticed that his expensive necklace was missing and queried the disappearance with the newly invited guest. She said not to worry as the necklace had probably fallen off the bed. While the two men were checking whether this was true, she made a dash for the door in a feverish attempt to escape.

She did succeed in running out of the hotel but was caught after a hue and cry was raised. It then transpired that the thief was a ladyboy, Likit Jamrus, aged 23, who had deceived the men into thinking he was a real woman because of gender reassignment surgery. He had served a recent prison sentence for drugs and robbery. The two tourists said they had not really noticed their guest was a man with a secret as this kind of thing was new to their experience.


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Thai wind surfer marries

Ek Boonsawad, the country’s national wind surfer who attended the 2012 Olympics, married Rattikorn Wijarnchai at a ceremony attended by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. The

couple had been dating for eight years and first met in Korat at the Southeast Asian Games. Many relatives and local officials attended the ceremony.

Fun at Chinese New Year

The main events at Chinese New Year will be held on February 20. The chairman of the tourism and sports committee, Rattanachai Suttidechanai, announced that there would be Chinese dance and folk performances at the sunken zone of Central Festival Pattaya

Beach on that day in the afternoon and evening. The highlight, as is customary, will be the Dragon Dance which will be about 84 meters long. There will also be a Miss Qipao contest with prize money worth 100,000 baht as well as a trophy and a crown.

3D art gallery first of its kind

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

Applicants should send a short email telling us about yourself to ftpapattaya@gmail.com We will send you an application form and try to answer any questions you have. Feel free to visit us on Walking Street any night and don’t hesitate to see us if you need any assistance. Amazing Art Pattaya on Third Road held its opening ceremony in the presence of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and invited guests and tourists. Amazing Art Pattaya is a 3D and

4D art gallery, the first in Thailand, and specializes in animation and trick-art. Korean artists have been instrumental in setting up the exhibition.

Dusit Thani Pattaya supports charity

Dusit Thani Pattaya General Manager Chatchawal Supachayanont and his staff are organizing a Dusit Smile project to pay for the operations needed by local children with facial disability caused by as cleft lip. The first-stage of the campaign will be to sell white and blue polo shirts, commemorating the hotel’s 27th anniversary, with proceeds going towards the medical costs.


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Airport thieves again active 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.

Fears have been revived that bag snatchers are stealing expensive luggage at Suvarnabhumi airport. In the latest case, thieves stole a bag with contents valued at 100,000 baht by removing it from the carousel while the owner was in a queue at immigration. Fortunately, the theft was recorded on CCTV and police arrested Chiang Yu Ting as he tried to check in to a flight to China with three cases, and were able to reunite Japanese tourist Otsuka Tatusya with his expensive belongings which included jewelry and hi-tech equipment. Deputy Tourist Police Division Chief Police Colonel Rungrot Sayanprasoet said he launched a search after realizing that the loss of the luggage was neither an airline mistake nor a case of another passenger innocently picking up the suitcase. The accused man did not deny the theft charges as his action had been recorded on CCTV and told investigators he regularly took trips to Thailand from Taiwan with the express intention of defrauding arriving passengers. He said he specialized in small, expensive brand name bags with “priority” labels attached to them. He added that he was often able to re-sell the bags, thus profiting further from his escapades. Meetings are being held at the airport to try and redress the problem. Police Colonel Rungrot said that cooperation was

needed by all members of the airport staff, irrespective of rank or position, to put an end to the pilfering which can damage Thailand’s international reputation. The suggestion that each passenger should be required to show ID matching the ownership details on the luggage is thought to be too bureaucratic in practice and would delay passengers’ exit from the airport.

Is Your Mobile Number Registered? With national security a major concern, beginning today (Feb. 1) the Thai government is requiring all users of prepaid mobile phones to register their telephone numbers. Failure to do so by July 31 will result in cancellation of service, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. Customers may register directly with service providers (AIS, DTAC, True Move, etc.) or at Krungthai Bank, Big C, Tesco Lotus or 7-Eleven. The requirement has been on the books for years but enforcement has been lax until now.

Big C plans special service for hearing impaired 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).

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Amnaj Penpong (3rd left), director of Human Resources of Big C Supercenter PCL, and Korkit Danchaivichit (3rd right), deputy secretary-general – Telecommunication at NBTC Office, are cooperating to provide TTRS kiosk service to those with hearing disabilities, making Big C the first and only retailer in Thailand offering such a service. The company plans to set up TTRS kiosks in 27 Big C stores nationwide by year end starting in Rajadamri.

Military puts on a show

Admiral Kraison Chansuwanit, commander of the navy, presided over the ceremony for Thai Army Day held every year at the coastal defence command in Sattahip. Before the formal march, there

were performances by 100 soldiers performing a parachute jump and the Thai navy’s music band to entertain the large crowd. All the military present made a vow to the Thong Chai Chalermphol flag.


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News WTA to compete in Pattaya

Money Expo returns to Pattaya

The 2015 PTT Thailand Open, WTA professional women’s tennis tournament enters its 24th year with a parade of stars headed by two-time champion Daniela Hantuchova and a field that includes for the first time all the top Asian stars ranked in the top 100. The tournament will be staged over eight days of competition from February 8-15 at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel with the prize money of US$250,000. Top winner will take home a cheque for US$43,000 and 280 ranking points.

Siam Country Club Top of the Gulf hosts Honda LPGA Regatta now online

Money and Banking magazine will hold the 5th Money Expo Pattaya next week (February 6 to 8) at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) of Royal Cliff Hotels Group. The wealth management exhibition brings together consumers, banks, and financial institutions, and offers them the chance to shop and to provide financial services. Admission is free and the expo is open from 10:30 am to 8 pm.

Encyclopedias donated to young learners

The premier ladies professional golf tournament, Honda LPGA Thailand 2015, will be held from February 26 to March 1 at Siam Country Club (Old Course). The tournament features the top 60 golfers from the LPGA’s money list. A prize purse worth 46 million baht is on offer in the 72-hole stroke play with a special hole-in-one bonus of a Honda HR-V on the par 3 16th hole.

The notice of race (NOR) for the 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta is now online at www.topofthegulfregatta.com/info/notice. Asia’s largest multi-class regatta is set to take place on April 30 to May 4 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien. The regatta incorporates Asia’s largest one-design competition, the Platu Coronation Cup and the Thailand National Optimist Championships, and includes class racing for optimists, dinghies and beach catamarans up to large keelboats and multihulls. Over 200 boats and approximately 600 people are expected to take part at this year’s event.

The chairperson of the local Lions Club donated sets of Thai encyclopedias to 56 schools in the greater Pattaya area in the hope that they prove useful for students of all ages. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon presided over the event.


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News Oil refinery damaged in fire New booze

regulations looming

Fire fighters in seven engines rushed to a site in Tambon Khao Mai Kaew, Banglamung, after hearing that a conflagration was underway at the Everfrank Technology Company. The manager, Huang Feng Iz, said that a machine became overheated and caused the outbreak of fire. He added that there were no casualties but over a

million baht in damage had been caused. There had been complaints in the past about the siting of the refinery with some local residents complaining that the smell, the fumes and the noise had been constant sources of irritation and friction. It is unlikely the site will reopen but a final decision is expected from the Chonburi governor.

Thank you and goodnight A Walking Street restaurant waitress served the bill to an Iranian tourist but then pocketed his mobile phone as she moved away from the table. Hossein Chandra Gham, 25, waited patiently for the police and made his complaint. The waitress, Kanthima, initially denied the accusation but the in-house CCTV confirmed the theft. She then confessed, saying that a friend had offered her 1,000 baht to obtain a white iPhone 5 by any means. Kanthima refused to reveal her friend’s name, saying it was nobody’s business.

Rats in abundance at Bali Hai

The head of the disease prevention and control office, Na-anya Jantrakas, organized a campaign to kill hundreds of rats at the Bali Hai pier area in a concentrated attempt to rid the area of vermin. The spreading of poison (Bromadioguard) is still in process and the bodies are placed in large plastic bags

to be disposed of hygienically. The rats are thought to have bred in significant numbers in the area because it has a rich supply of discarded human food. In the meantime, public vendors have been banned from the area. Several foreign tourists made complaints after they saw the rats foraging.

Attacker thwarted by pocket device

A vendor tried to steal the wallet of a Japanese tourist in front of a 7-Eleven store on Walking Street but was disappointed to come away empty-handed because the said wallet was attached to a secure chain. Japanese visitor Masaki Hirata, 44, said the street vendor had asked for 200 baht and

attempted the theft after being politely refused. The failed thief was Decha Suebbut, 23, who was arrested after an indignant and exasperated crowd gave chase. The accused man said he was very sorry but needed cash to buy food for his mother as his business was in the doldrums.

There is still a great deal of confusion about the new government policy to restrict the sale of alcohol to the hours 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to midnight. If implemented universally, it would be impossible to purchase alcohol in any retail outlet or bar, restaurant or entertainment venue. It seems that the only exception will be to allow drinking at international airports. However, at press time, the order had not come into effect in Pattaya. Provincial said they were awaiting a formal instruction of compliance from higher authorities. The situation at local bars and clubs showed no change, and booze was available at all supermarkets and shops visited by staff reporters. However, a source at Pattaya police station said that properly licensed entertainment venues, which could include restaurants and hotels, might be exempted from the rule forbidding the sale of booze after midnight. The new law, only recently announced by the Prime Minister’s office, replaces a former martial law edict of the 1970s which said roughly the same thing but was widely ignored. That law, for example, forbade the sale of alcohol in supermarkets during the hours of 2 to 5 pm, unless 10 liters were being bought; it was ignored by most retail outlets. Whether the situation will now become clear remains to be seen. A Walking Street bar owner said it seemed to him to be crazy to hit tourism on the head when the country was lamenting the falling numbers of international visitors. Thailand already has a myriad of laws relating to alcohol consumption, for example, banning it from areas near a temple or school, but with little apparent effect on drinking behavior generally.

Tour guides begin a shootout A dispute between two Chinese groups about the level of the sound of the music led to as shootout in a restaurant behind the Cholchan Pattaya Resort. Police rushed to the scene and found various spent cartridges as well as the injured body of tour group guide Somjit Sae Lee, aged 24. Apparently, a big argument had broken out between two tour groups, one of which wanted the music turned up so that they could listen better while the rival party wanted the sound reduced as they could barely speak to each other. In no time at all, chairs were flying and gunshots rang out. Police said later that the guides seemed to be working illegally for a company and that the group with the gun had surrendered the following day. The leader stressed that they had shot the gun into the air to avoid injuring anybody or frightening them unduly.


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The abbot is 95 years old PATTAYA PLAYERS warmly welcomes from New Zealand media personality

David Hartnell A merit-making ceremony was organized at the Diana Garden Resort for the abbot of Dhammamongkol Temple, Luangphor Viriyang Sirintharo, who has turned 95. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Weerawat Khakai

and Sopin Thepjak were in attendance. Public donations of 340,000 baht were handed to the abbot for use in good works. He was born in 1920 in Saraburi and was ordained when he was just 21 years old.

Colored powder livens the sport

He’s not only spent a lifetime reporting on Hollywood trivia, gossip and scandal’s about the rich and famous, but counts many international stars among his lifelong friends. His entertaining evenings have all the outrageous juicy facts and answers about your favorite celebrities. There will be a trivia quiz set by David, who will offer one of his books as a prize. ‘An Evening with David Hartnell’ Date: February 28, Saturday Time: 6 pm (buffet), 7:30 pm (performance) Place: Eastern Grand Palace, Soi Khao Talo Cost: 500 baht (includes buffet and welcome drink

The Rotary Club Jomtien and Pattaya City hosted the 2-kilometer Pattaya Color Run around Khao Phra Yai, Pratumnak Road. Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (Pattaya office), Suladda Sarutilavan, presided

over the event. Those who joined the run had color powder thrown at them for the purposes of fun and to make the whole adventure more interesting for the 500 or so spectators and participants.

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Courtyard by Marriott opens in South Pattaya

Executives of the low-rise S-Fifty Cloud Condominium, to be built by Urbanscape on Sukhumvit Soi 50, say that the 79 units are selling well at the pre-construction phase. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2016. Buyers to date have been mostly Thais who are keen on making an investment. Company executive Pongsatorn Jiraprasertsuk said that the project was expected to be a sell-out in the next three months because of the quality of the units and the location in South Pattaya near many shopping malls.

Governor helps blind woman

Chonburi Governor Komsan Eakachai and representatives of the Red Cross found a house for Sirirat Boonwiset, 30, who was blinded when her husband threw acid into her face. She is unable to work and

her child does not receive free education or support as he was born outside the country. The house is in Banglamung, and financial and domestic support is being given by both public and private agencies.

Marriott International continues its dynamic growth in Thailand with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya. Located within walking distance of Pattaya Beach and Walking Street, the 7-storey hotel has 132 rooms--an exciting addition to the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Asia. It is the second Courtyard branded hotel in Thailand and the 32nd in Asia-Pacific.


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News Pattaya United gets new logo Partial Picture The new BBC six-part TV series on Suvarnabhumi airport (called in the program Bangkok airport as the proper title doesn’t glide off the tongue) is a mixture of pros and cons from the traveler viewpoint. But some of the really negative material – “I’m never coming back to this blank blank country”, actually dates from the yellow shirt occupation of 2008. Nuff said. Disappearing Russians Don’t let anyone tell you that the decline of Russian tourism is simply a Pattaya, or even a Thai, phenomenon. The bar and cafe proprietors on the tourist strip by Phnom Penh’s waterfront are bemoaning that their takings are well down this year. Much the same story in Manila where the five-star luxury hotels are discounting heavily. It may be next year before the Russian ruble improves significantly. The Good Indian The latest addition to Pattaya’s choice of Indian eateries is Spices Bar and Grill by Bob Sahni – yes, that’s the full title. It’s located on Soi Yume where Froggy’s, the French restaurant, used to be until it closed last year. Tasty Indian fare, reasonable prices and some unusual fusion concoctions as well. Don’t forget the garlic butter prawns. Their website is www.spicesbarngrill.com. Open only evenings. Fewer Road Deaths Greater Pattaya or Chonburi had around seven percent fewer road accident fatalities over the extended New Year period than last year. Yet 20 people were killed and 22 injured. Police attention was mostly restricted to fining people without helmets, drunk driving, not having a driver’s license, speeding, driving the wrong way, not wearing seat belt, jumping traffic lights and driving while talking on the phone. Police station coffers swelled. Moving Greg’s Greg’s Kitchen in North Pattaya is now on the move to a location on the main Naklua Road. The new name is Mr Greg’s Cafe Diner and the opening day is February 5. Prices will be a little cheaper and while there will be some menu changes, reflecting a more European cosmopolitan presence in the area, the old favorites will still be there. From the Dusit roundabout, Greg’s is about four blocks after the temple on your left. Look for the prominent electric sign.

Pattaya United, the local football team, displayed its new logo, The Blue Dolphin, at a presentation with Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Club president Pantharit Nuengjamnong said he had spent over 10 million baht in updating club facilities and was employing professional staff to take care of the team. He also announced that the new coach will be Sean Luke Sainsbury. The new logo is said to look more fashionable and international than the old one.

New zoning policy introduced on Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Thailand’s nationwide beach clean-ups continue into the New Year with Pattaya and Jomtien receiving a new zoning regulation to reduce space for beach chairs and umbrellas and offer larger space for more fun under the sun for holidaymakers. Suladda Sarutilavan, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Pattaya Office said, “The new zoning policy is being enforced under the Provincial Regulation with the objective of providing more public space on the beach and improving the experience of travelers. Tourists can choose to relax on wide stretches of empty sand or seek out deckchairs and umbrellas in the designated areas.” Under the new zoning regulation, Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches are now offering 10 meters of public space or empty sand every 100-meter-wide beach-chair zone with each vendor concession separated from another by one meter. The 2.9-kilometer stretch of Pattaya Beach is now offering public space of 1.75 kilometers or 60 percent of the total area. At Jomtien Beach, its 5.9-kilometer stretch is now offering public space of 3.4 kilometers or about 58 percent of the total area. The remaining areas at both beaches are for deckchair and umbrella rentals. In addition, authorities have declared Wednesday as the day-off for beach vendors who are operating business

on the Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches to allow more public space for both the local people and holidaymakers. Prior to Pattaya and Jomtien, similar clean-ups and zoning regulations have been introduced at beaches in Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin) and Chon Buri (Bang Saen) to ensure that international travelers and local tourists enjoy hassle-free fun when visiting the Kingdom’s beautiful resort destinations. Suladda added, “We appreciate the Thai government and the local authorities in their efforts to return the natural charms to these beautiful destinations, allowing visitors to enjoy them without hindrance. We hope that the images of these stunning beaches will entice more international travelers to Thailand to immerse themselves in the impressive “Thainess” experience.”

World invited to “Discover Thainess” with year-round activities

Goodbye Police Chief After a stint of more than six years, Pattaya Tourist Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Aroon Promphan is moving on to pastures new. A fluent English speaker, Lt. Col. Aroon has done much to improve Pattaya’s international image and has been responsible for the arrest of some prime suspects. No official confirmation of his replacement as yet. Street Signs Again It’s been painful and expensive for some, but we have it straight now. If you see the sign “Turn Left Waiting Light” it means you must wait for the green signal before making your turn. A lot of farang thought it meant you can turn left at any time. But can you turn at any time if the traffic light junction does not have the sign? Some say yes and some no. Answers on a postcard please. Those Pension Letters The cheapest way to obtain a British embassy pension or salary confirmation in connection with a one-year visa is to apply by post. There are full instructions on the embassy website. No need to visit Bangkok or see an agent or even plead with another embassy to do you a favor. You then go to a local post office and obtain a money order for 2,530 baht. It takes about a week and don’t apply too early. The immigration likes “fresh” letters, not more than one month old. Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.

Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the grand opening of the “2015 Discover Thainess” global tourism marketing campaign, which was presented in a spectacular parade in the center of Bangkok with vibrant colors and created wonderful memories for visitors. “Thainess represents the unique character of Thailand,” said the prime minister, “which embodies centuries-old cultural values and social practices. The upholding of the three main pillars – the nation, religion and the monarchy, the preservation of Thai traditions and culture such as, Thai arts and ‘the wai’ or the Thai greeting and show of respect, as well as the friendly nature of the Thai people, form part of Thainess and make Thailand very unique as a nation.” The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the “2015 Discover Thainess” campaign, which incorporates the Thai government’s 12 national core values – among which are the promotion and preservation of Thai traditions and culture, with the aim to showcase the hospitable character of the Thai people and the many

cultural assets of the country that make it a unique tourist destination. The “2015 Discover Thainess” parade was encapsulated in six spectacular processions, stretching some 3.5 km through central Bangkok. Leading the parade was a 12-meter replica of the royal barge Supannahong, which represents the power and glory of the Thai monarchy. It was followed by floats telling stories from the Thai epic, the Ramakien. A second procession elaborately showcased some of the Kingdom’s many regional festivals such as Songkran and alms-giving traditions from the North, while other parades highlighted more vibrant elements of Thai culture like silk making, Thai cuisine, Muay Thai boxing and others. The evening culminated with the final procession called the “Smiles of Siam”, which celebrates the irrepressible happiness and hospitality of the Thai people. In 2015, Thailand expects the number of international arrivals to rise by 13 percent to 28 million and revenue from foreign visitors by 16 percent to 1.35 trillion baht. Photos courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)


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New Year’s greetings to Chonburi Governor

General Manager Andre Brulhart (right) and Sukanya Wongdornma (left), financial controller, from Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya presented a New Year’s hamper to Komsan Eakachai (center), provincial governor of Chonburi.

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa welcomes Korean rapper

Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa welcomed Korean rapper, host, dancer and composer Eun Ji-won (right) during his visit for a commercial shoot at the resort. Also in photo is the resort’s resident manager Ploywadee Dibbayawan.

International Hat Day at GIS Students from Garden International School (GIS) were brimming with pride as they enjoyed International Hat Day. Fedoras, bowlers and DIY hats were all around the school to mark this fun event. The school’s prefects organized the event and handed out prizes to the most amazing designs.

Pattaya Marriott participates in Thailand Tourism Festival 2015

Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa was invited by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to participate in Thailand’s Tourism Festival 2015 at Lumpini Park, Bangkok. The successful event saw the attendance of 100,000 people who were treated to fun processions and informative displays that showcased the Kingdom’s culture and traditions. A stage demonstration by the Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa team gave the audience a chance to learn Marriott Hydroponic drink and towel art, imparting the resort’s Thainess and environmental awareness.

Siam Bayshore Pattaya receives environmental award Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi (center), executive vice president of Sukosol Hotels, accepted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Monitoring Award 2014 on behalf of Siam Bayshore Pattaya. The award is given by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning to honor outstanding establishments that comply with regulatory measures to prevent, reduce and resolve environmental problems. Also in photo are Siam Bayshore Pattaya’s General Manager Saran Nimihut (left) and Human Resources Manager Phensom Nithiboonyapan (right).


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Israeli superstar New Year’s gift to visits Amari Phuket TAT Pattaya Office

Pierre-Andre Pelletier (left), Amari Phuket vice president and area general manager – South Thailand, and Tipaporn Koonphol (right), deputy general manager, gave a warm welcome to the famous singer from Israel Lior Narkis and his wife Sapir Narkis.

The management team from Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, led by director of Operations Matthew Fryar (right), visited the Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Office to present a New Year ‘s gift to TAT director Suladda Sarutilavan (second from right).

A-One Hotel Pattaya receives first awards of year 2015

Hilton Pattaya welcomes Belgian ambassador to Thailand

A-One Hotel Pattaya was awarded 3rd runner-up in masterpiece category and 2nd runner-up in hat decoration at the recently concluded 9th Eastern Floral Festival at Chonburi Provincial Town Hall. The festival showcased various types of flowers grown on the Eastern Seaboard with competitions such as flower arrangement as part of the event.

Hilton Pattaya led by General Manager Rudolf Troestler (left) welcomed Belgian ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Marc Michielsen (2nd left), on a recent visit to the hotel. Also in photo are Marie Chantal Biela-Michielsen, the ambassador’s wife, and Jean-Philippe Dehaes, director of Operations, Hilton Pattaya.

New Year’s greetings to Pattaya Mayor The management of Centara Grand Hotels and Resorts Pattaya joined together to present a gift basket to Itthiphol Kunplome (2nd left), mayor of Pattaya, on the occasion of New Year celebrations at Pattaya City Hall. Also seen in photo are Andre Brulhart (left), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; Alex Jureeratana (2nd right), general manager of Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya, and Carl Duggan (right), general manager of Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya.

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STRONGER, BRIGHTER, FITTER.

special feature Thai racing star Stuvik receives his F3 Championship >> from L1

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“To be able to race and be successful in a competitive world, you have to have a balance between the quality of your life on and off the track.”

Sandy on a go-kart that he shared with his father.

Sandy at age 11 with dad Martin at a racing event organized by his sponsor The Pizza Company. Sandy said, “I am proud to be the first-ever Thai to be a European F3 champion. I have been waiting and fighting for this for the whole year. Of course, my goal now is Formula 1. In 2015 I’m hoping to step up to GP2 and hope we can find enough sponsors to accomplish that. It would be a great step forward for Thailand.” Currently, Sandy races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services and the Sports Authority of Thailand. Born in Phuket, but living with his parents in Malaysia for his first year, baby Sandy and the family relocated to Rayong. At the age of 4 he was lucky enough that his father bought him his first kart and they

practiced together on Pattaya’s racing circuits. They soon clocked up more track time than most professional racers. At the tender age of 6, Sandy came under the guidance of Thomas Raldorf, the multiple karting champion, who coached him to mature as the young driver with the superb track record he has today. Still only 6, Sandy was entered into the Thailand National Championship competition and, in his first race, finished on the podium with a third place and a trophy. By the age of 12, he had already qualified to race in world finals in Europe, often beating much older and more professional drivers. In 2008, now 13 years old, he won the Asian Karting Championship and qualified for and raced in two world

photos Jason Wong location Top Star Compound, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

championships in Europe. Sandy spent the whole of 2009 testing in Formula BMW and Formula Renault race cars on circuits in both China and Malaysia. In 2010 he competed in the Asian Formula Renault Championship as the youngest racing driver, trained by Philippe Descombes, the manager of Asia Racing Team and a former French F3 champion. He eventually won the Asian Formula Renault series, the first Thai driver ever to accomplish that and also the youngest one ever to win the championship. In 2011 he moved to Europe and raced in the top level Formula Renault Eurocup series. Competing against the best young drivers in the world, he still managed to finish 28th out

of 45 drivers and improved to 14th place in Formula Renault Northern European Cup in 2012. He then decided to move to Formula 3 which turned out to be a good decision as in 2013 he managed to be vice champion with a successful season. All this experience gave him the opportunity to win first prize in the 2014 Euroformula Open. Of course his ultimate desire was to race Formula cars and his dream came true at the age of 15. “To be able to race and be successful in a competitive world, you have to have a balance between the quality of your life on and off the track.” For example, Sandy finished high school in 2013 and obtained success in all subjects of the

International Baccalaureate, although he sometimes had to keep in touch with his teachers by email when he was competing abroad. He still maintains a fitness and mental training routine today when he is not actually racing. As regards future plans, Sandy says his principal concentration is GP2 because it’s a worldwide platform racing in conjunction with Formula 1. He is currently talking with his sponsors to try and get the necessary budget together. There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that Sandy is indeed destined for still higher achievements in his chosen sporting field. Anyone wishing to emulate him needs to remember that training begins at the tender age of 4.


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Le St. Trop restaurant opening French owner Philippe Harlee and his team opened the newest restaurant in Pattaya – Le St. Trop. Located at Ratanakorn Market on Thepprasit Road, Le St. Trop offers traditional French cuisine and Thai fusion dishes using fresh ingredients and imported items from France. Recommended picks from the menu are fresh French oysters and foie gras. The extensive menu includes Thai dishes tom yam kung, yum talay, tom kha kai, curry, and more. Imported French wines are also on offer. The French-Thai restaurant is open every day from 2 pm till midnight.

The night of Stonefish wine tasting at The Beach Club The Beach Club Restaurant at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G elevated the beachfront dining experience with an exclusive free wine tasting on Saturday, January 24. The superb selection, collectively from the award-winning Stonefish Wines, completed the absolute weekend treat to all wine-lovers at the seaside restaurant. Guests who came for the international seafood BBQ buffet also experienced the Australian vintage and boutique signatures for free and met the winemaker, Peter Papanikitas – managing director of Stonefish Wines, who was on hand to share the awe-inspiring history of the winery and recommend wine pairings. Stonefish Chardonnay 2013, Margaret River, went well with the fresh grilled seafood and French oysters, while Stonefish Reserve Shiraz 2010 / Barossa Valley was an excellent accompaniment to roasted leg of lamb .

eve n ts c a le n d a r RAYONG FARMERS’ MARKET AT MARRIOTT Date: 14 February 2015, Saturday Venue: Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa Activities: Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa hosts monthly Farmers’ Market event. Stroll through the market that sells local products, street cuisine, dried fruits, and souvenirs crafted by Rayong locals. Enjoy fresh vegetables and herbs, all homegrown in Rayong. Kids can enjoy free activities while parents peruse through organic products and baked goods. For more information: Rayong Marriott Tel: 038 998 000 www.facebook.com/marriottrayong www.MarriottRayongResort.com

STAY TOGETHER.

Family Brunch Every Sunday savour International buffet specials arranged for your family. Fun activities are provided at our Kid’s Club. January – March 2015 12.00pm - 02.00pm THB 1,000 net / person Kids 6 years old and below eat FREE.

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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Magg’s Restaurant

Liver and Bacon

Home-cooked Modern British With its soaring statues of “Atlasinspired” figures supporting this neoclassical designed restaurant it is hard to miss this unique Romanesque building on Thepprasit Road. At the helm of Magg’s Restaurant are the two indefatigable owners. Chef Val resolutely choreographs her British styled cuisine while John meets and greets while competently manning their splendid bar. An extensive spread of proprietary brands of spirits, liquers, aperitifs and digestives are available with some bottles of handcrafted gin to delight all you botanical fans out there. Val and John are no strangers to the hospitality business having, for many years, run their former restaurant before moving to the new Magg’s in its present location. Years of serving high-quality food have resulted in making Magg’s one of the most popular eateries in the neighbourhood and it is very rare these days that a table sits empty for long. Three al fresco tables on the terrace welcome the diner before entering into the world of the grand traditions of Rome. Doric columns, another amazing statue, a superb fireplace guarded by lions and a mural of Michelangelo’s Finger of God complete the astonishing décor.

The splendid bar I mentioned earlier We had been imbibing the house dominates the rear of the restaurant Chilean white wine which played and a very handsome bar it is. It was well with our starters but had now here that Mick and I found ourselves changed to a Chilean Merlot for a few weeks ago. It’s the perfect spot Mick to enjoy with his liver and to enjoy an aperitif, chat to John and bacon. The house carafe is B.410 leisurely peruse the menu before for ½ litre or B.130 by the glass. My moving to your table. main course choice was whole trout Our table was “fire-side” for an which arrived blissfully deboned uber-cosy-relaxing setting, the and baked with a lemon and thyme upholstered chairs are seats of butter sauce accompanied by swiveling comfort and the tables set seasonable vegetables. Thumbs up with crisp napery. For our starters across the table for the pan-fried we chose the green-lipped mussels and the baked Portobello Cream Trifle mushrooms. The mussels (B.260) arrived big and luscious liberally coated in with a Four Seasons sauce while the mushrooms (B.220) were parcels of lovely molten cheeses topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan. Other starters which tempted were the crispy duck salad with Hoisin sauce, orange and onion, or the chicken tikka (B.220) served with poppadoms and a mango and mint chutney. From the cold appetisers the prawn cocktail comes highly recommended as does the pear, walnut and blue cheese salad. Apart from the complimentary bread basket the garlic bread and bruschetta are popular orders.

liver and bacon in its hearty gravy. This is primarily British nosh and the menu wouldn’t be complete without fish and chips (B.240) and a ground beef cottage pie with its potato topping. For steak lovers there is the beef Wellington which encases Australian tenderloin and the beef stroganoff served with Basmati rice or a pasta of your choice. The set menu at B.495 is a good choice. On the night we visited the five starters on offer were homemade tomato or lobster bisque, prawn spring rolls with two sauces, chicken liver pate, prawn, mango and blue cheese salad and Chef Val’s special cheese and bacon quiche. Follow through with roast beef served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and vegetables or pork medallions with pepper sauce. Another four options include John Dory fish, pan-fried duck and John’s favourite chicken tikka. For dessert, Mums homecooked “puds” are resurrected with homemade apple pie and cream, custard or ice cream, profiteroles with chocolate sauce, rhubarb or blackberry and apple crumble. Magg’s is also open for Sunday lunch served from 1 to 6 pm for a leisurely meal. Main course from B.350 or 2 courses from B.450. The proceedings kick off with tomato or pumpkin soup, chicken liver pate or a salad. Main courses showcase four

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roast meats, chicken, beef, pork or lamb served with all the trimmings including roast and mashed potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire pud, fresh vegetables and gravy. Finish with their famous cream trifle, apple pie or rhubarb crumble for a trip down memory lane. To conclude our meal we couldn’t leave without tasting Val’s fresh cream trifle. Beautifully served with layers of sponge cake, fruit, jelly, custard and its crowning glory – a riot of whipped cream. Not only is Irish coffee available but a whole host of coffees with patriotic alcohols from Paris to Cuba to Russia for a spirited end to your dining experience. The décor at Magg’s is bodaciously kitch with a be-anything-you-wantme-to-be vibe. The food is home-cooked modern British, some of its fare is traditional and some of it contemporary with on-trend twists. So many reasons to visit this unique restaurant: pricing here is set in the medium range, that traditional English Sunday roast which spans the lunch/tea time spot plus of course their bargain daily set menu – every neighbourhood should have a Magg’s!

Magg’s Restaurant

Thepprasit Road, between Soi 6 and Soi 8 Open from 5:30 to 11:30 pm. Closed Mondays No credit cards accepted

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Boston lobster with black spaghetti in cream sauce INGREDIENTS 700 grams whole Boston lobster 20 ml olive oil 15 grams white onion, small dice 5 grams garlic, finely, chopped 60 grams eryngii mushroom, sliced 30 ml white wine 80 ml whipping cream

20 grams parmesan cheese 60 grams asparagus, cooked and cut 1 inch piece 90 grams black spaghetti, cooked 5 grams fresh dill, chopped salt and pepper to taste

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METHOD Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Place the lobster and boil for 8 minutes. Remove and refresh in ice cold water. Carefully cut the lobster in half. Remove the tail meat and cut in 1-cm pieces or desired size. In a medium-sized frying pan, heat olive oil. Add the onion, sauté until translucent then add the garlic and mushroom and cook until soft. Add the wine to onion-mushroom mixture and reduce the wine by half. Add the whipping cream and reduce by half then add the parmesan cheese. Cook until mixed through then add lobster pieces, cooked asparagus and spaghetti. Continue to cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Add the fresh dill, mix well. Check the seasoning and adjust to taste. Serve spaghetti mix in the prepared lobster shells.

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Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you and your family to enjoy Sunday brunch from now until March 2015. Savor a selection of items including roasted whole pork leg, grilled sea bass fillet, grilled ham steak, imported cheeses, salad bar and bakery corner. There are also live cooking stations and homemade sweets. Entertainment and activities for kids are provided at the Kid’s Club including complimentary use of the hotel’s swimming pool during the day. The Sunday brunch is from 12 to 2 pm and priced at 1,000 baht net per person. For more information or reservation, call 038 725 555.

A Season of Love at Hilton Pattaya

Start a new trend in dining with succulent and tender crocodile meat prepared modern Thai style: spicy crocodile salad, crocodile in lychee red curry sauce, crocodile meat in orange sauce and many more. Crocodile dishes are available from now until February 15. MAYs is located at Ratanakorn Market, Thepprasit Road (next to Colosseum) and is open daily from 6 pm till midnight. Call 098 436 1563 for more information or reservations. Have a romantic Valentine’s beach dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015, arranged by Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s professional culinary team. The evening starts with pre-dinner cocktails at Latitude Lounge (6 pm) followed by a fabulous 7-course Western set dinner on the private beach (7 pm) while being serenaded by Amico band. Price is 5,900 baht ++ per couple inclusive of a beautiful rose for the lady, your picture in a photo frame, and a giveaway. Wine pairing set is also on offer at an additional 1,200 baht ++ per person. Advance reservation is required. Please call 038 259 888.

Hilton Pattaya offers three exclusive venue and special dining experiences for couples on Valentine’s Day.

A Beachfront Valentine’s Day

Valentine Dinner Buffet Menu at Edge Guests can enjoy dishes from around the world from 6 to 11 pm for 1,100 baht per person and additional 1,250 baht per person for wine buffet. Valentine’s Love Song Set Menu at Flare Guests may savor an outstanding four-course Thai set dinner accompanied by Valentine’s Day romantic tunes for 2,150 baht per couple including a glass of sparkling wine and complimentary access to the pool. Journey of Love at Horizon Celebrate love at Pattaya’s perfect rooftop restaurant and bar with a premium four-course set menu for 4,750 baht per couple, available from 7 pm until late.

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is hosting an in-style Valentine’s Day on the beach for lovers on Saturday, 14 February 2015, from 7 until 10 pm. Only 10 beachfront cabanas will be embellished for the love birds with the special romantic dinner package at 4,900 baht net per couple including a 5-course dinner and a bottle of sparkling wine. Make your Valentine’s night even more memorable with the exclusive stay at the all-new Executive Club Room at only 9,900 baht net per couple including the beachfront dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine.

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Sweet Thoughts at Benihana, The Japanese Steakhouse Pattaya Love is in the air and Benihana feels it! The juggling chefs got a touch of cupid and are ready to serve you an evening filled with sweet thoughts on February 14. Impress your valentine with a lip-smacking menu created with love by your own personal chef. The Utage set features a heartwarming combination of Australian marbled rib eye and tiger prawn, served with a Japanese miso soup, Teppanyaki shrimp appetizer, Benihana salad, garlic fried rice, hibachi vegetables and much more! Price is 3,999 baht net per couple including maraschino bubbling cocktail. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

Love cocktail promotion at Liquid Pool Bar, Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya Throughout February, the month of love, Liquid Pool Bar offers cocktail promotion all day for only 100 baht net. For more information, call 038 364 555.

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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com Sea Bass with sweet and sour sauce Thai Prawn Cakes

Café Le Mar

Delivers the Costa Lifestyle Jomtien’s south beach is the location for one of our favourite restaurants, Café Le Mar. If you want to enjoy a meal overlooking the sea and beach it would be hard to beat this most genial culinary destination. Shan Firouzi, owner/restaurateur has created a winner in our book

providing the ideal spot in which to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktail or usually for Mick and me, an evening of wining and dining. The ocean-side terrace (with free Wi-Fi) is spacious and airy, the popular bar area friendly and

welcoming, and the pizza zone designed on an authentic Napolistyle pizzeria. Shan is justifiably proud of his pizzas and confirmed that only the top-grade ingredients are used in their making. The iconic Margherita (B.200) tops the Classico menu and continues through Napoletana, Frutti di Mare and our favourite, Quattro Stagioni (4 seasons). Vegetarian, white pizza (without tomatoes), calzone and the house specialties make up this wideranging rota of Neapolitan pies. Breakfast is an overall B.140 with small supplements for extra items. Burgers (from B.160) and creative sandwiches such as the Le Mar special laden with ham, bacon, shrimp and cheese provide the snack element together with some interesting salads. As a seaside location they specialise in fresh fish and their house signature dish of steamed sea bass is a definite musttry for all Piscean lovers. From the Western menu, soup lovers would be well served with their signature French onion or cream of shrimp and for steak fans the T-bone weighs in at 350 grams and the New York strip at 250 grams while the grilled pork spare ribs with

the house American barbeque sauce is a perennial bestseller. Mick and I were visiting the other week to sample the Thai section of the menu as Chef Oy has recently joined the team and was cooking up a storm alongside long-serving Chef Ched. We sampled the deepfried prawn cakes to launch the proceedings which arrived crisp and tasty and followed these with a spicy jelly fish salad with onions, tomatoes, lots of chilies and a great lime dressing. For our fish dish we chose deep-fried Serpent sea bass which arrived with a sweet and sour country style red curry soup and loads of mixed vegetables. For ease of eating the fish had been deconstructed into mouth-sized pieces and the red curry sauce served as a soup on the side. To accompany these dishes we had ordered a specialty rice dish called, khao kluk kapi. The fragrant rice had been deeply flavoured with shrimp paste and was accompanied by a portion of soy sweet and sour pork, sharp unripened mango, shallots, chilies and egg. We loved it – it’s a dish in its own right loaded with lots of flavour. The Thai menu is so extensive (over 130 dishes) that it would surely please any tourist or local looking to enjoy some delicious local cuisine. To accompany our meal we were drinking the Italian house white wine which proved very

quaffable. It is priced at B.150 by the glass or B.400 for ½ litre. We couldn’t resist one of Café Le Mar’s delectable desserts and chose a chocolate bomb confection which more than fulfilled our sweet expectations. Other tempting items include their homemade ice creams, crepe suzettes, banana fritters and an apple soufflé omelette. Shan is a coffee aficionado and his knowledge on this subject is huge. His family is closely associated with the coffee business in the U.S. and they receive an extraordinary concession of Wallenford Blue Mountain coffee which Shan has brought to Thailand for a unique taste of this legendary brew. The bergamot tea here is also elite. It is Iranian grown Ceylonese tea called Ahmed which has received the royal seal of approval in England. For an unbeatable location, this restaurant wins hands down. There are so many reasons to visit this beachside eatery, so next time you feel the lure of an ozone-setting for a bite to eat, make it Café Le Mar. The service is friendly and efficient, the prices reasonable, the ambiance relaxed and laid-back. Café Le Mar Jomtien Beach Road, next to Soi 15 in front of Jomtien Beach Paradise resort Open daily from 10 am till midnight Tel: 038 233 466 or 089 932 3920

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Royal Muang Samui Villa’s location couldn’t be more perfect for your wedding – stunning beach with powder-white sand, bordered by shady trees and in close proximity to downtown Chaweng. A suite of romantic wedding packages, starting at 45,000 baht, will provide a unique experience for you, your family and friends as you exchange your vows. Just the two of us Package – a wedding simply for the bride and groom I got married Package – simple wedding with a small group of close friends or family A perfect day amongst family and friends Package – a classic romantic Western style ceremony or a Thai style ceremony to embrace the local culture Elegant East meets West Package – Western style ceremony and a Thai style ceremony The professional team will take care of everything so that the bride- and groom-to-be can truly relax and enjoy. The location is complete with exquisite venue, luxurious dining and carefully selected beverages.

Make your life ‘suite’ with the Suite Life Package – an exclusive package allowing you and a loved one to celebrate life surrounded by the luxury of affordable first-class ambience. Upgrade to a Junior Suite Ocean View room and enjoy Horizon Club benefits, private checkin and check-out and complimentary cocktails from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, plus special welcome chocolates and sparkling wine. Other package benefits include a 60-minute Breeze Spa Signature Mood Massage, a 20 percent discount on additional spa treatments, a 10 percent discount on food and beverages, a 10 percent surcharge for each extra night and guaranteed late check-out until 4 pm. With a minimum of a two-night stay, the package price starts from 15,198 baht and available from now until February 29, 2016.

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Vol. 03 No. 03 | Feb 1-15, 2015

My life, my health! by Thonglor Clinic

Now that the holiday season is over, it is time to get serious about getting into a better shape. Our face creates the first impression we give to others most of the time. Having a healthy, relaxed complexion is always a good start. Stress and worries amount to the development of wrinkles and furrows on our faces. With age we also lose underlying fatty tissue and lose collagen. This leads to more skin sagginess. Over time, small skin tags or benign tumors also appear. Unwanted pigmentation adds to the problem! Don’t despair; a multitude of treatments exists to help you turn the clock back. A favorite for many people is Botox. This relaxes the wrinkles and smooths out the appearance of the face. A few simple painless injections will give you the refreshed look for 4-6 months depending on the individuals. As the muscles causing the wrinkles are paralyzed by the effect of the toxin from Clostridium botulinum type A, these muscles lose the memory effect that creates the wrinkle. These wrinkles return but not as pronounced as the effect of Botox wears off. Sometimes the intervals between treatments can be extended. Botox has multiple applications beyond treatment of wrinkles. It can be used to stop muscular spasms like excessive blinking. Excessive sweating can also be controlled. Some people develop sweaty axilla

within minutes of showering or have constant sweaty hands. This can also be controlled with Botox injections. Some people with excessive calf development can also have the calf contour attenuated to give a more feminine appearance. A multitude of problems can be controlled this way. Botox can also be used to produce a lifting effect to the smile. Quite often we can look bitter without meaning it when the mouth corners tend to point downwards. A few units of Botox injected in the appropriate muscles can return your expression to a much more pleasing one. It is amazing to see other people’s response to your facial expression if this sour look disappears. Probably the second most popular treatment is the use of hyaluronic acid to fill in deep wrinkles or to restore volume to areas of the face that have suffered from aging or severe weight loss. Chronic disease like HIV can lead to loss of facial fat deposits and fillers can help in restoring a plumper effect. Chronic smokers develop small wrinkles around the mouth; these can be attenuated with fillers. Giving them more volume with hyaluronic acid gels can enhance lips that have become too thin over the years. These gels are gradually reabsorbed by the body as they are made principally of water molecules held in a cross-linked mesh.

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Rekindle your romance and pamper your sweetheart during the month of love with a “Lots of Love” spa package. The pathway to your 2-hour united bliss begins with a 30-minute Floral Fragrance and Fruit Nutrient Bath – this magical and amazing bath will leave your skin feeling soothed, soft and nourished, followed by a 60-minute Amburaya Embrace – a unique massage that will deliver pure pleasure to the whole body with a combination of five different massage techniques. Your perfect session ends with a 30-minute Amburaya Natural Facial – deep cleansing and purifying facial treatment. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine will be served in the treatment room for every couple. Prices are 8,500 baht ++ per couple and 4,500 baht ++ per person. This offer is valid in February 2015 only. Small skin tags and benign tumors can be removed with lasers without needing major surgical interventions. Lasers can also be used to help in skin rejuvenation by removing the superficial layers of damaged skin cells. Repeated treatments give better results for skin rejuvenation. Skin tag removal is done in a matter of minutes. Anesthetic creams are used to make a more pleasant experience. Nobody likes pain! Melasma patches and liver spots on face and hands can be attenuated with the use of the Perfect laser Dual Yellow. This special laser has wavelengths specific for colored

For more information or reservation please call 038 259 888. skin lesions. It is also very good at removing small facial, perinasal veins referred to as telangiectasia. Detoxifying treatments are also available to help your liver function and to remove heavy metals from your system. All you need is a few hours to relax while a saline solution in combination with other medications is used to flush out these toxins from your system. Other forms of treatments are also available. Omeopractice is a different approach to health that you may find

interesting. It approaches disease from a different perspective. A free consultation with our doctor will help you choose the appropriate treatments for your skin or health complaints. A careful, attentive and caring service is assured so that you can relax and allow our staff to help you achieve your goals. Thonglor Clinic – Pattaya is located on Thappraya Road towards Jomtien. For more information and to book a free consultation, contact 038 252 055.


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fairness-fitness-finery Laser Skin Resurfacing Vol. 03 No. 03 | Feb 1-15, 2015

Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the latest advances in nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments. The CO2 has the longest wavelength of all the lasers on the market and can be used safely on darker skin types with appropriate adjustments in the settings. Fractionated CO2 lasers excel at by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths. It can be used to improve texture, wrinkles, and blotchiness on the neck, chest, arms and legs, but this should only be done by experts because the risk of complications, including scarring, is higher in these areas. How does the fractional CO2 laser work? The fractional CO2 laser takes the CO2 laser beam and fractionates, or pixellates that beam into thousands of tiny little shafts of light. These tiny shafts of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. The skin then repairs those tiny shafts by pushing out the old, sun-damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. The “collateral” heat damage also helps to shrink existing collagen.

Spa Promotion Recipes No. 8 & 9 for Eternal Love at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya This romantic spa treatment is inspired by the beloved ‘90s film, Love Potion No. 9, about special love elixirs. Love Potion No. 8 enables a couple to fall in love at first sight while another magical elixir, Love Potion No. 9, turns love at first sight into a lasting one. Begin this treatment with the 30-minute Recipe No. 8 Body Scrub crafted from tempting chocolate, fresh strawberries and brown sugar mixed with the aromatic scents of ylang-ylang and jasmine. A 90-minute aromatic Recipe No. 9 Body Massage follows, using the scents of basil, lemon, lime and orange flower that induce sincerity, loyalty and forgiveness – qualities to help anyone to maintain the love of their life. This program is available throughout February 2015 at all Devarana Spas in Thailand. Prices are 3,900 baht ++ per person and 7,000 baht ++ per couple. For more information, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

LONELY PLANET’S INSTANT EXPERT (1ST ED.) By NIGEL HOLMES 9781743219997 The follow-up to Lonely Planet’s hit The Book of Everything, Instant Expert contains all that a world traveller needs to know. It’s witty and full of brilliant illustrations of all types by noted infographics illustrator Nigel Holmes. Want to know how to dive for pearls, cure toothache, mix a mean cocktail and more? Be an instant expert in 100 occupations and equip yourself for a world of adventurous travel with this how-to handbook.

Benefits of CO2 laser skin treatment By precisely removing damaged skin layer by layer, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin that lies underneath. The CO2 laser – when used for the skin resurfacing procedure – can also lessen the appearance of scars and many other skin imperfections. Benefits include not only the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, but also treatment for uneven pigmentation, photodamage, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions. If you believe you may be a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist can carefully analyze your skin and determine if the procedure is right for you.

When will I see results? Bear in mind that the fractional CO2 laser can be customized. Treatments can be deeper, with more healing and downtime, or shallower, with less healing time. The deeper the treatment, the better the results generally. But some patients prefer to have two treatments that aren’t as deep so they can avoid a lot of downtime. You will see some immediate results but you won’t see the full results for 1-2 months. After your skin heals, which may take up to 3-14 days, there will be a period of 2 to 4 weeks after that when your skin might be slightly pink. During this period, your skin will feel smoother and looks less blotchy. As the color returns to normal, you will see fewer lines, less blotchiness, and more glow. Is CO2 laser treatment safe? Yes, with the guidance of a skilled cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is perfectly safe. With the predictability of the CO2 laser, skin can be precisely ablated layer by layer to provide incredibly safe results with minimal side effects. A responsible cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will discuss possible CO2 laser skin resurfacing complications and how they can be avoided during your recovery.

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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.

Expired Canned Food Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Those cans you’ve had since Thaksin was prime minister need to go. Food-safety experts say canned tomatoes and fruits are good only for up to 18 months; canned meat and vegetables, up to five years. Just don’t donate them to charities. If they’re unsafe for you, they’re unsafe for everyone.

GRAY MOUNTAIN By JOHN GRISHAM 9780385537148 One week ago, Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at New York City’s largest law firm. Now she is an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. When Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, her future. As she confronts real clients with real problems, she finds herself a world away from her past life of corporate fat cats and fatter bonuses. This is coal country. Meth country. The law is different here. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line. America’s greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense - and his finest heroine since The Pelican Brief.


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

Shadows in the Night – Bob Dylan

Jupiter Ascending

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Shadows in the Night is an upcoming album by Bob Dylan, scheduled for release by Columbia Records on February 3, 2015. Unusually for a Dylan album, none of the songs are original compositions. Instead, the album consists of covers of traditional pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, chosen by Dylan himself. Prior to the album’s release, Dylan recorded a cover of the tune “Full Moon and Empty Arms” and made it available for free streaming online on May 13, 2014.

1. I’m a Fool to Want You 2. The Night We Called It a Day 3. Stay with Me 4. Autumn Leaves 5. Why Try to Change Me Now 6. Some Enchanted Evening 7. Full Moon and Empty Arms 8. Where Are You? 9. What’ll I Do 10. That Lucky Old Sun

Release Date February 5, 2015 Lead Actors Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne Directors Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Writers Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen’s reign.

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Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

February 12, 2015 Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton Matthew Vaughn Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons Action | Adventure | Comedy

A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.

Chevrolet Captiva AWD 2L Turbo Diesel 5+2 Seater GM’s ALL-WHEEL DRIVE High-Tech SUV – “Drove my Chevy...”

As a motor car enthusiast, I prefer driving nimble handling small vehicles. Normally aspirated (no turbo), gasoline, gasohol, E20 powered compact city cars or “eco” cars which are easy to park, with low fuel consumption and affordable service and spare parts. But, I also like to travel upcountry, with my madame and our two poodles, to get away from the bustling, crowded city life, away to experience the Kingdom’s evergreen national parks. Travel mode this time: the new, facelifted Chevrolet Captiva AWD Turbo Diesel. This Chevy SUV has a lot of presence on the tarmac with its tough looks, the high waistline and raked A-pillars. Plus the bold signature dual-port grill with the

iconic big, bright yellow Chevrolet Bowtie insignia smacked in the center. The front boasts projector headlights, a redesigned front bumper with integrated fog lamp covers. And the wheels! The eye-catching 19-inch alloy wheels. (Most compact SUVs or crossovers have 17-inch rims). The rear bumper is remodeled with stylized dual trapezoidal exhaust tips, and an oversized brake light cluster. Pop the hood and there is a big block General Motors two-liter turbo diesel pumping out 161 horsepower, 360 Nm torque mated to a 6-speed automatic with Eco Drive Mode. Fuel efficiency: 12 kpl in the city and 16 kpl on the highway – not bad for a seven-seater weighing almost 2 metric tons.

Inside the Captiva there’s loads of comfort and convenient features such as USB port, six audio speakers and luxurious leather upholstery and leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and air-conditioner setting controls. Another highlight in the cockpit, the electric parking brake – no more pulling of bulky levers. Last but not least the navigation system, GPS that prevents you from getting lost when traveling upcountry. On the road through Uthai Thani and Nakhon Sawan provinces, Captiva’s car-like on-road driving dynamics, riding comfort and the commanding high driving position convinced me: what pleasure it is driving a big, diesel SUV. Arriving at the rugged and hilly

Khlong Lan national park, located in Kamphaeng Phet province (distance from Bangkok 378 km) the Chevy Captiva off-road experience starts. Road surfaces: gravel, potholes, mud, steep inclines and boulders. Here the AWD wheel system kicks in when detecting a loss of traction in one of its wheels. And Chevy Captiva climbs effortlessly uphill thanks to the generous torque, and when ascending the HDC (Hill Descent Control) engages and brakes the vehicle automatically. No fear! You can take your foot off the brake. The Chevrolet Captiva 2014 AWD model includes passive safety equipment, such as active rollover protection, panic brake assist, hill-start assist, traction control,

hydraulic brake assist and electronic stability control. Verdict: A seven-seater SUV with AWD propelled by a powerful and fuel efficient turbo diesel. Including an array of safety features that are usually only available in premium cars, plus a modern and luxurious interior. Priced at less than 2 million baht. We recommend a test drive. Chevrolet Captiva AWD LTZ 2.0 Turbo Diesel Engine: 2 liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel Power: 161 bhp Torque: 360 Nm Transmission: 6-speed automatic Top speed: 170 Fuel consumption combined: 14 kpl Price: 1.719 million baht www.chevrolet.co.th


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Bringing the French Riviera to Pattaya Trusted Pattaya developer Universal Group are proud to bring you their most iconic project to date. Following on from the successful seven islands of the world – Seven Seas condo resort in 2012 swiftly followed by the high-end lifestyle living at the Savanna Sands high-rise condo in 2013, Universal Group is now

What's Inside: Business News Nova Group presents Pacific Bay Pattaya page P2/22

ready to introduce you to the world-famous Seven Seas Cote d’Azur, bringing the stylish and exclusive luxury of Cannes, Monaco, Marseille and Nice, along with the glamour of Saint-Tropez, Montpellier, and Monte Carlo, right here to Pattaya City.

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The Riviera Jomtien opens luxury showroom Having introduced last quarter of 2014, The Riviera Jomtien unveiled this year its luxurious onsite showroom on Jomtien Second Road with a red carpet party hosted by developer The Riviera Group. Brand ambassador and Thai supermodel Metinee Kingpayome was present to welcome guests at the event, which featured

discount promotions, entry to lucky draw for a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz SLK, and live entertainment by famous Thai performers Tuu – Popthorn, Matthew Dean and Napada Sukrit. Sitting on over 6 rai of land, the high-rise project upon completion will total 1,043 units in a 46-storey single tower, most of which have direct sea view.

Nova Group presents Pacific Bay Pattaya by Rodney James Charman January saw the award-winning Nova Group, Thailand Property Awards Best Condo Developer (Eastern Seaboard) for three consecutive years, hold a showroom launch party to officially present their latest condo project, Pacific Bay Jomtien. Pacific Bay is ideally set on the highest point of Jomtien Second Road, only 250 meters from Jom-

tien Beach. Over 200 people turned up – agents, investors, media, guests and friends – and were met by Rony Fineman, president of the Nova Group and his excellent staff. A mouth-watering buffet was laid on by the Nova chief with free flow of fine wine, beer and soft drinks plus live entertainment by The Booze Brothers, a most enjoyable afternoon to launch this great project.

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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

BANKRUPTCY What is bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. Under Thai law, bankruptcy is an involuntary act whereby the law causes the assets of a debtor to be distributed among its creditors to repay a portion of outstanding debt. What is secured creditor? Secured creditor means the creditor holding rights over the property of the debtor in the nature of a mortgage, pledge or right of retention, or a creditor possessing preferential rights which can be enforced in the nature of a pledge. Secured creditors have the most senior protection in bankruptcy, since they have specific assets that provide a sufficient level of reassurance against default risks. Secured creditors generally have the right to repossess or foreclose on the property when the borrower is in default. Is there a certain amount of debt before you can file a petition for bankruptcy? Any creditor owed more than 1 million baht by an individual debtor or more than 2 million baht by a corporate debtor may file a bankruptcy action against such debtor. However, the debtor must first be proven insolvent. How can a debtor be presumed insolvent? It shall be presumed that the debtor is insolvent if any of the following proceedings occur: (1) If the debtor transfers property or rights in the management of his property to others for the benefit of all his creditors whether such be done within or outside Thailand;

(2) If the debtor transfers his assets with dishonest intent or fraud, whether such be done within or outside Thailand; (3) If the debtor transfers his property or creates any right over such property which, if the debtor were a bankrupt, would be deemed an act of preference, whether such act be done within or outside Thailand; (4) If the debtor does any of the following things in order to avoid or delay payment of his debt: a. Leaves or remains outside Thailand; b. Leaves the premises in which he has resided, or conceals himself in any premises, or absconds, or closes his place of business; c. Removes assets out of the jurisdiction of the court; d. Consents to a judgment ordering the payment of money which he should not pay; (5) If the debtor has had his property seized under a writ of execution, or there is no property of any kind capable of being seized for the payment of the debt; (6) If the debtor informs any of his creditors, or the court in any action that he cannot pay his debts; (7) If the debtor submits a proposal for the compromise on his debts to any two or more of his creditors; (8) If the debtor informs any of his creditors that he cannot pay such debt; (9) If the debtor receives demands from his creditor to pay his debt not less than twice, at intervals of not less than 30 days, and does not pay the debt. How long does a bankruptcy stay on my record? An individual who is adjudged to be bankrupt shall be immediately discharged from bankruptcy after the lapse of three years from the date of adjudication by the court. However, if such a person has had a previous bankruptcy within five years, the automatic discharge period will be extended to five years. In cases of dishonest bankrupts, the court may extend the period to 10 years, except in cases of special conditions on the request filed by the official receiver or the bankrupt person. In cases of offense on misappropriation or cheating on borrowings from the public, the automatic discharge period is extended to 10 years.

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Are the ‘Boom’ growth rates over in Asia?

With quantitative easing (QE) over in the US, a significant amount of the colossal sums injected into economies like the US and the UK that made its way to Asia is repatriating. The economic slowdown in China, India and many Southeast Asian countries is evidence that the belief domestic demand would sustain and shield these economies from the financial woes of the West has not been fulfilled. President Xi Jinping is pushing pro-market policies to boost new economic drivers as China enters a “new normal,” a phrase he has adopted to reflect slower, more sustainable expansion. The government had targeted a GDP jump of about 7.5 percent in 2014. The last time the full-year expansion missed the state target was 1998, amid the Asian financial crisis. A commentary by state-run Xinhua News Agency said it was unsurprising that China’s “miraculous, breakneck growth is over” and that people should “get over it.” Much of the pain was self-inflicted by a government pushing ahead with market-driven change on all fronts, it said. The fact remains that the economic growth in Asia has still left the vast majority of the population of many nations in poverty. Although there are increasing numbers of affluent individuals in these countries, huge numbers are not only still as poor as before the ‘boom’ but actually, in many cases, they are worse off, with price increases of staple commodities such as rice rising faster than wages. The eurozone is still close to recession, however, even in the worst hit economies, unemployment is beginning to come down and the vital signs are improving, with the exception of Greece. Let us not forget Europe, including the UK, is still the largest economy in the world. The UK is now projecting GDP growth of around 3 percent over the next year and, although there are fears that retail sales there are being fuelled by credit, with property also being a significant part of the recovery, there are some genuine reasons for optimism, based on the fundamentals. In fact, the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, said recently that Britain was setting an example to the rest of the world. “The UK is leading in a very eloquent and convincing way in the European Union,” she said. While in the United States, the ending of QE is a reflection of the Federal Reserve’s increasing confidence in the strength of the US recovery. It should be kept in mind that smaller digit growth of the Western economies should be taken in the context of the size of their base GDP, meaning 3 percent of a large figure is still more in financial terms than 5 percent of smaller economies output. The markets are still volatile as recent rises and falls can attest, nonetheless, it may soon be time to consider placing a percentage of balanced portfolios in blue chip, high dividend shares/stock where the current price is assessed to be below fair value. There are collective managed funds that specialize in just that, which may well suit those of us that don’t wish to handle our own buying and selling, or engage a stockbroker. Many believe that even with the geopolitical problems around the world, we are in a long-term bull market. As the West recovers, manufacturing centers, such as Asia, will naturally benefit. However, while the majority of the world’s brands and premium products remain under European- and American-controlled companies, as well as a very significant part of the world’s technical and medical innovation, the developed economies will continue to expand. 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 House

(Part 2)

Being prepared to meet a home-design professional by drafting a well-thought-out Home Design and Layout Checklist In our last Property Report, we offered various suggestions on gathering ideas for the design and layout of your own custom-designed home. This time we will help you prepare a home design and layout checklist to ensure an intelligent and productive outcome when you meet with an architectural design professional. A) General Character: First and foremost, you must communicate the style or period of architectural design you prefer both for the exterior and interior of your home. Then consider how you want your house to be situated in relation to the daily path of the sun. Think about how some of the exterior rooms and spaces will interact with the garden and landscaping. Speaking of which, do you prefer a nicely-landscaped garden or a low-maintenance outdoor space? If space allows, would you like a swimming pool? Tennis court? Provision for other recreational activities? Finally, consider any special needs or desires you would like incorporated both inside and outside. Being clear about each of the above matters on your checklist will help ensure that your architect understands your basic

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

demands, ultimate goals, and your vision of the home’s general character (charm and ambiance). B) House Plan: Next, you will want to establish your own basic house plan. What size home are you looking for? What rooms do you want and how big should they be? Do you need a work space or office? Do you want a formal entertainment area? Will you need accommodations for house guests? Do you or your family need a room or space for special interests or hobbies? Also, consider potential changes in lifestyle or living arrangements and how that might affect how your home functions in the future. Give some thought to the resale value of your planned home and whether you should design the layout to appeal to future buyers or renters. Your thoughts on the above topics should be added to your checklist. C) Floor Plan: After formulating your basic house plan, you will next want to establish a general floor plan for your new home. Do you prefer a one-, two- or three-storey house? Maybe you would like a split-level home? Are you considering

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

traditional or more open room layouts? Do you need privacy in certain parts of the home? Must some rooms need to be designed to facilitate more than one use? How much storage space will you require? Do you want a garage or a carport, and for how many vehicles? Here are some specific considerations that will assist you in creating floor plans: The general floor plan must ensure that the home’s overall room layout meets your family’s needs. Consider traffic patterns as each member of your family goes through the house each day. Next imagine yourself approaching and entering each room. Keep in mind that some rooms will be private spaces for certain family members and other rooms and spaces may be designed to allow the family and guests to be drawn together. The front entrance to your home is important as it is the first impression experienced by your guests. You now have the opportunity to make a welcome statement by making special considerations in how you wish others to enter your home. The living room is the social center

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade, managing director of Pattaya’s Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade is managing director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., the Eastern Seaboard’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, and managing director of Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been running Premier Homes with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 19 years. He has been in the real estate industry going on 29 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 is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States 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 York-based international research and consulting firm, and is a registered consultant with the Coleman Research Group in Hong Kong. He has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for many years. Having done business successfully in the Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area for nearly 20 years, Clayton Wade is known throughout the AsiaPacific region for his public speaking and television presentations as well as having written regularly for

and an essential gathering place for entertaining guests away from private or working areas of the house. Consider just how this area will best accommodate both family and visitors. Consider too the need for easy access from the living room to the dining area. The family room is often best positioned near the kitchen to allow interaction between people in each area. In many homes the family room also serves as the children’s television and play area. The study, den or office can be located in either a more private and quiet area on the first floor or, more and more today, located just off the master bedroom. The kitchen always is one of the most important areas of any house. Make sure you give very careful thought to your home’s kitchen space. This is one area within the house where it might be worth consulting a professional kitchen designer in conjunction with your architectural design professional. Consider that you may wish to have the kitchen near the entertaining areas. The bedrooms are well worth dedicating a comfortable amount of space, particularly to the master bedroom, which should have an en-suite bathroom. Ideally, a guest suite would be situated away from family bedrooms and would also feature an en-suite bathroom. Final floor plan considerations can be made once you have allocated the rooms. At that time, you can begin to think about storage, utility rooms, car parking facilities, lighting, positioning of power sockets, TV and telephone points, etc. Considering each area room by room, addressing each of the above issues, and adding the information to your Home Design and Layout Checklist will help ensure successful results when you confer with your architectural design professional. In our next issue, Building Your Own Dream House (Part 3) will focus on estimating material costs--another important element and one which will better prepare you to choose the ideal builder of your Dream Home. leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. 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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Seven Seas Cote d’Azur owes its entire appearance and ethos to the actual French Riviera. The project on 15 rai of land will total 1,308 units in seven lowrise buildings named after the key cities and towns of Cote d’Azur. Units available include studio, one-bedroom and twobedroom with sizes ranging from 24 sqm to 102 sqm. French-style architecture permeates both the public and private areas of the resort, while the alleys and promenades – and even the street lighting – have been designed from the French originals. Located at Na Jomtien Soi 4, only 300 meters from the beach, Seven Seas Cote d’Azur is itself totally surrounded by water. This luxury themed resort will feature marinas with glamorous yachts, a beach club, a lounge bar overlooking the pier, canal pools, a creeper tunnel, four individually themed large swimming pool areas and a kids’ pool, private beaches, as well as a super yacht and an old sail boat with sliders. Other attractions include many facilities housed within the St Tropez clubhouse, the biggest of its kind in Chonburi province covering four floors and 2,000 sqm, a fitness center, special facilities for ladies and children, a Palais des Festivals (festival palace) featuring films, jazz and other popular entertainment, and an exclusive boulevard-style shopping promenade with French restaurants, cafés, bistros and delicatessens, to transport you to the chic and elegant atmosphere of the south of France. There’s even a chess board area, a golf playground facility, and party rooms to hold events for residents and their families. Currently at the pre-sales stage, the price for a unit at Seven Seas Cote d’Azur starts as low as 1.199 million baht which is remarkable for the luxury and quality on offer. With a completion date scheduled for 2018, this luxury themed resort is marked to herald a new chapter in the history of the Eastern Seaboard’s construction achievements.

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For more information, visit Seven Seas Condo Resort Jomtien showroom at Soi Chaiyapruek 1 or go to www.sevenseascotedazur.com to pre-register.

Seven Seas Cote d’Azur Tel: 038 074 625, 099 240 0030 www.sevenseascotedazur.com

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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) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR6407) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Selling Price 15.8 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5086) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW. (PR4606) 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) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. (PR5025) 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) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. (PR6999)

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) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. (PR6646) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 7.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm. (PR6410)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. (PR0689) 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) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. (PR5338)

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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Business Opportunities

A Leading English Language Magazine for sale. Call 089 607 9850 for more details. Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. 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) SP. Town Home Double Units for Lease: 4 Stories Shop House, Jomtien, 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 F re n c h R e s t a u r a n t f o r 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 085-910-5124 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

Restaurant-Bar- Guesthouse – One of the best known restaurant-bars in the city, long time established, hugely popular and very profitable with 32 seats. Serving English and Thai food the restaurant is in a great location in central Jomtien just 75m from the beach and has fully furnished rooms above for rent. Leasehold on a 3 year lease and the rent has been fully paid up to February 2016. For sale leasehold: 4.5m Bt. Website Ref: BUSS045. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Beauty Salon – Massage: Renovated and finished to a very high standard with modern beauty salon on ground floor, massage facilities on the 1 st floor and owners living accommodation above. Located in a very heavy foot traffic area in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach and close to several hotel and guesthouse. For Sale Leasehold: 850,000 Bt and 28,000 Bt per month rent. Website Ref: BUSS042. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Restaurant – A very popular fully fitted restaurant with rooms above, serving international and Thai food, in a great location in central Jomtien just 50m from the beach. For sale leasehold: 650,000 Bt and 30,000 Bt per month rent NO KEY MONEY. Website Ref: BUSS046. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Central Jomtien RestaurantBar. FOR RENT: 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com SHOPHOUSE IN BUSY ‘5STAR’ LOCATION - Single four storey 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: 500,000 Bt,

monthly rent of 20,000 Bt and NO key money. Website Ref: BUSS026. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-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 maids 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Guesthouse-Restaurant Central Jomtien. 17 rooms all very nicely finished and furnished with fridge and TV with balconies front and back, 4 storey, restaurant, bar, 4 ground floor retail units all rented and 75m to the beach. Leasehold, no key money. Price: 850,000 Bt. Website Ref: BUSS040. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

Services Provided

(ptms-g1014)Website Design Five page starter website for your business with keyword search engine optimisation and social media marketing (Facebook & Twitter) and tuition. Prices start at only TBH5000. Contact Graham on 09909 47611 (ptms-g1014)Problems with PC/Laptop/iPad?  Full hardware/software support at your own location. Based in Naklua. English. Contact Graham on 09909 47611 for fast service. (ptms-sp1114)AIR CONDITIONING & R E N O VAT I O N S C o n d o – House. For free quotation contact: www.irishaircon.com Phone 0896087808 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.


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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: 038-424-092, Mobile: 094896-0060, 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.

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Open House

SAT. FEB 7, 2015 12-3 PM: Majestic Condominium Jomtien, Soi Watboon Poolside Units #22 ฿899,000 ID: BBC1389, #24 ฿894,000 ID: BBC1389 Foreign Name please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com *refreshments served

Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r1514)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.: 087-3290300, Office/Fax: 038-370-861 Email: aromdeeapartment@ hotmail.com

Houses for Sale

House for Sale. Lovely 3-bed, 4-bath house with a beautiful private pool in a very good location, Siam Country Club, 1 kilometer from Sukhumvit Road. Remote gate, private parking, quality furniture. House 150 square meters, land 80 talangwa, private and quiet. 4.5 Million Baht. Call 083 102 9293 (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (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: 082-4623666 (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: 087-5585933 Thai/English. East Pattaya - A two storey semi-detached house 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Bang Saray - Ideally located in a secure and quiet village just 4 minutes from the beautiful Bang Saray Beach is this single storey 190 sqm house offering 3 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen with oven, open plan living room and dining area, large 400 sqm corner plot with beautiful landscaped gardens, covered parking, communal pool, fitness, 24/7 security and a couple of minutes from fresh fish restaurants, shops, Tesco Express and bars. Price: 4.5m Bt. Website Ref: HSES149. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya - Offered at below market price in this very popular modern gated community is this partially furnished single storey family house located on a corner plot giving added privacy. The property is 160 sqm offering 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with 50” new

Panasonic LCD TV with sound system and karaoke, 364 sqm gardens, car parking, communal pool, sauna, fitness, kiddies garden, beautiful lake with fish, CCTV, 24/7 security and just 10 minutes to central Pattaya. Price: 4m Bt. Website Ref: HSES135. 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 3 9 0 S q m / 2 1 2 T LW. F o r 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 (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 081-6342915 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 viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3346) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 0 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)

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Houses for Sale

Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211)

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A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6407) Charming and Very Well Constructed Home! Selling Price 15.8 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 081-6342915 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 Pool- Garden- 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 N a me (Fre e hold)-O w ne r 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-L1014)House for rent in Thepprasit Villa, fully furnished with swimming pool, 20,000 baht/month, 087 137 9460 (ptmhfr-tpis0000)House for rent/sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqm land area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/ toilets, spacious living room and kitchen, separate maid’s room, swimming pool and office. For inquiries please call: 087-558-5933 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: 082462-3666 (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 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm , fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 35,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4606) T h e Aw a r d W i n n i n g Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6483)

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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5961) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 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 (PR5025) 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 081-6342915 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 viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5230) 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601)

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Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) 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 081-634-2915 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), 089-249-7047 (Thai) o r w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / beachvillabangsaray (ptmar-pvfs1114)The Willows Exclusive Villas from 7.8 MB. 092-472-5743 (Eng), 089-249-7047 (Thai) or www. willowsbangsaray.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 roomdining area, terrace, 10m x 5m private pool with waterfall and water features, underground water storage, parking with remote roller shutter doors, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Makro and Tesco Lotus. Great value. Price: 6.5m Bt.Website Ref: PLVS205. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com


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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-jomtienproperty.com Ban Amphur - FIRE SALE POOL VILLA: A really great buy, a spacious and stylishly furnished 450 sqm two storey villa offering 5 ensuite 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-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@pattayajomtien-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-jomtienproperty.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 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 48,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com

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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

Condos for Sale

View Talay 1A Jomtien Condominium, 34sqm studio, 13 th 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 5 th floor. Just been fully renovated. Fully furnished. Brand new matching highquality 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 087-1391539 (English). 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, 40-inch 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 087139-1570 or 087-139-1539 (English). Acqua – FIRE SALE. The cheapest studio in foreign name available in these new modern low rise buildings. This pool facing 34.5 sqm studio comes fully furnished including LCD TV and fridge, luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, stylish living area with built-in wardrobes, large balcony overlooking the pool, fitness, sauna, key card entry, 24/7 security, 250m to the beach, restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Price: 2.19m Bt in Foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS1013. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattayajomtien-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@pattayajomtien-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@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Avatara - With great sea views from Koh Larn down to Bang Saray and just 40m back from the beach, this high floor unit is superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout with a stunning interior renovation by one Pattayas leading interior designers offering 68sqm 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and large balcony, 1 luxurious bathroom with open shower, fully fitted European kitchen with breakfast bar, open plan living room with large balcony, roof top infinity pool, Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry, 24/7 security, Wifi and just 40m walk to the beach, numerous fish restaurants, shops, and taxis. A contemporary building, which does set it aside, in a quiet secluded location. This is a ‘must view’ , to fully appreciate this beautiful beachfront location and the extensive interior design. For Sale: 6.9m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS582. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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 builtin 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 374535 home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 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) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075)

Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6646) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 7.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6410) The 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 2A – Large Condo Pool Side 1 Bed / 2 Bath, 101 Sqm. Fully Furnished, Sale 4,700,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1397 The Majestic Jomtien – New Renovated 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 2 Bed/2 Bath 72 Sqm. pool view, fully furnished 3,295,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1401


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Thep Thip Mansion – Modern Studio / 1 Bath, Total Size 34 Sqm., fully furnished, Sale 1,300,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1396 Vi e w Ta l a y 5 D - L a r g e Studio /1 Bath 55 Sqm. High floor with sea view, fully furnished 3,100,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1379 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 085-2198232 / 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 085-2198232 / 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 2 - Beautiful 1 bedroom w/ sea view in Pratumnak. 85sqm. Fullyfurnished. 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. Fully-furnished 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 3 - 84sqm, 1 bedroom located in Pratumnak. Fully- furnished w/ European k i t c h e n a n d p o o l v i e w. FORSALE 4,490,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 35,000 THB/ mo. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com HOT DEAL!!! The Base RESALE! - Central Pattaya. 30sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Semi-furnished w/ sea view. Walking distance to Central

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Festival and Pattaya beach. 2,850,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / 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 085219-8232 / 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 085-2198232 / 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

Condos for Rent

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 Ye a r L e a s e ) p l e a s e c a l l 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0689) A b s o l u t e l y B e a c h f ro n t 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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 085219-8232 / 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 085219-8232 / 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 085-219-8232/ 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, walking distance to shops and the beach. Fully-furnished, 26sqm area. 25,000 THB/mo. 1-year rental 12,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,575,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Club Royal Building A Naklua. 42 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen and city view.40,000T HB /mo. or FORSALE 2,890,000 THB. Thai name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com

Vacation Rentals

The Majestic JomtienStudio 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

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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 Sale

(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: 082-4623666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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 Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718)

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WE HAVE CASH BUYERS WA I T I N G : f o r V i e w Talay Villas, View Talay Condominium 1, 2 & 5, and Park Lane Resort Jomtien. They can transfer at the land office in 5 days, if you want to sell. Please call 082-447-0442 or email dew@bbpasia.net

Job Vacancies

(ptm-sb1114)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 (ptm-jv1014)Wanted driver for mini-van. Call 0811461811. Experienced Sales Person / Customer Service Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work in a property industry. Requirements: Good written and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer service-oriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595. Urgent! Experienced Waitress Wanted for International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

2005 NISSAN TEANA 230JM- Diamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced by Nissan, low miles, 499,000 or 50% down take over pymts 18 months left to pay. Call 0841580785 Toyota Vigo Champ Prerunner 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 To y o t a C o r o l l a A l t i s 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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Tips & Advice

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American visa Q: I have heard that the American embassy requires strong evidence of a Thai applicant’s ties to Thailand when considering a visit visa. What sort of evidence do they have in mind? A: All embassies are strict about this sort of thing. If the applicant has a job in Thailand or owns land or property, then full details and written proof must be provided. Funds in a Thai bank account are also useful but not if it is obvious a foreign sponsor has recently placed a lump sum. If a sponsor regularly sends money, then the Western Union (or whichever) receipts should be retained and attached in the application. If the applicant has a young Thai family, especially dependants, this should be stated and demonstrated by documentation including details

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of the person(s) responsible during the applicant’s absence. British passport Q: Applicants in Thailand have to apply for a new passport in Bangkok, but British nationals in other countries seem to be able to apply direct to UK. Why is this? A: I understand it is because there are many more applicants in Thailand than in, say, Cambodia or Laos, and therefore lots more problems if things go wrong. So the embassy’s representatives check the paperwork first to minimize the difficulties. Full details are on their website. Multi-entry to Cambodia Q: How can I obtain a multientry tourist visa to Cambodia? At the moment I receive a Cambodian tourist visa every time but my

passport is rapidly filling up. There is no facility at Phnom Penh airport to allow me to obtain a multi-entry. A: You would need to obtain a (single entry) business visa at the airport. No extra documentation is needed. This visa can be extended for up to a year with multi-entries by visiting the Cambodian immigration offices, located near the airport, during your stay. Most people, however, use the services of one of the several travel agents-cum-visa agents who are found on the main tourist strip in downtown Phnom Penh. But you cannot do all this as you arrive in Cambodia from another country. Not yet 50 Q: I want a retirement visa in Thailand. My current tourist visa runs out two days before my 50th birthday. I assume that will not cause a problem, or will it? A: There is a problem. If your current visa runs out before your 50th birthday, you need to leave the country. If you return with, say, 30 days on arrival you will need to go to immigration headquarters in Bangkok to apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least two weeks before expiry. This visa can then be used to apply for the retirement visa. The 50-year age barrier is very strict in this country.

Your intimate counselor

Tedious relatives Dear Agony Ivy, I am plagued by my wife’s relatives who descend on us every few months, though certainly uninvited by me. Apart from the young kids yelling and screaming all the time, the adults sit in front of the television all the time watching Thai soap operas while one of the teenagers plays loud games on the computer. They do bring all their own food but load it into the fridge in such quantity that there is no room for anything else. One of the worst is the grandfather who sleeps all day, snoring loudly most of the time, while devoting the nights to banging a drum in an apparent recollection of his national service in the army. I am desperate. It is no good suggesting I speak to my wife as she is on their side. Yours in absolute misery, Frantic Frederick Agony Ivy writes: Frankly speaking, your problems call for a frank and total solution. Since you do have some control over the exact timing of the visits, I understand, you should time the

next one just when the electricity bill falls due for payment. Don’t pay it, of course, and rely on the most efficient disconnection bureaucracy which is a wellknown hallmark of our utility system. With the possible exception of the man banging the drum, all your other difficulties should evaporate as they need electricity to make your life a misery. With any luck, they will depart within hours leaving you with a fridge full of rotting food I’m afraid.

Teen fears Dear Agony Ivy, I am very worried about my son Kurt who is only 15 but is showing alarming signs of wanting to be a woman. He sits for hours in his bedroom using makeup and, when I question him, he says that he is only rehearsing for an amateur dramatics production. I have also found several pairs of female undies in his wardrobe but he simply says he accidentally found them in a field and was intending to hand them over to me as a birthday present. We have had

several family conferences but his father has not been very helpful, suggesting that Kurt takes a cold shower or runs round the block several times. I notice that he is scheduled to take his “0” levels later this year and that one of the subjects is sociology. I wonder whether this has anything to do with the alternative lifestyle he is apparently pursuing. I worry that he will end up unemployed. Yours tearfully, Polly Pratt Agony Ivy writes: I doubt that sociology has anything to do with your concern. I read on the internet that the subject was founded by Auguste Comte in 19th century France and he was married four times and produced 16 children. Your son’s apparent obsession with female attire may be a passing phase and it is certainly a relief that he is not turning up to school in drag at the moment. But if he does turn out to be a transvestite, he should find it relatively easy to find a job in Pattaya. I’m told opportunities abound on Beach Road.

Snap Judgment Gays on the rise Thailand’s constitution drafting committee has agreed in its deliberations to note the “third gender”, or people of different sexuality, in the new constitution which is scheduled to be unveiled later this year. The move is likely to empower gays and transgender people so that, in theory at least, they will have equal rights in society under the law. The Yingluck Shinawatra government, prior to its ousting in a coup last May, was toying with the idea of allowing gay marriage in Thailand to put the country in the forefront of rights for sexual minorities. But the move never got off the ground and was known to be opposed by many parliamentary figures of the time. Moreover, it was unclear whether civil partnerships, rather than gay marriage, was being proposed and whether partners would be able to share benefits such as pensions or inherit automatically from wills. The latest development by the military-back government seems to be a paler version of the previous ideas floated before the putsch. To date, there has been no mention of gender diversity in any of the country’s many previous constitutions. Article five of the 2007 constitution did mention equal rights in a general context, but the suggestion now is that a phrase should be added, perhaps “third gender or different sexualities” equal rights. However, there is known to be a debate amongst constitution drafters whether “third gender” needs to be spelt out. In regard to civil rights, some drafters are saying that the draft needs only to state “the rights of every citizen” without specifically referring to sexual minorities. They argue that gays and transgender people are not the only ones suffering discrimination and that any legal changes should include the very short or the very tall and the overweight. Whatever the final result, it is clear that gay rights are only in the beginning phase in Thailand. Although Thai cities sometimes have large gay scenes, many bars and clubs are suffering as citizens use the social media to communicate and to meet up. The bigger issue is the discrimination in the workplace where many Thais still believe it is unwise to come out publicly. Pattaya in fact has taken the lead in transgender employment issues and it is now common to see transgender individuals working in banks, offices, hospitals and restaurants. Gay rights are usually stronger in urban areas worldwide. Still it will be refreshing to see a statement of principle about civil rights for sexual minorities in the new constitution. But it will be many years before Thailand matches the civil rights legislation in force, for example, in the UK and much of the United States. In the ASEAN region, only Vietnam has come out strongly in favor of gay rights. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the rest are still in denial.

Driving crackdown

Pattaya residents will have noticed over the past few months a most rigorous campaign against minor traffic violators. Turning left at any reasonable time is now a thing of the past and not wearing a crash helmet or parking where you should not are all sins increasingly likely to be penalized by a 400 baht fine or worse. Increasing numbers of traffic division police, aided by foreign volunteers in full police uniforms (without guns or rank pips), are to be found on main and minor roads on a 24-hour basis. Nobody can grumble about enforcement of traffic regulations although an undeniable bonus for the police is the hundreds of thousands of baht collected at local police stations every month in exchange for drivers’ confiscated licenses. But it is worth bearing in mind that some equally serious, or graver, driving offenses do not seem to be receiving the same level of attention. Speeding, especially at night, is mostly unregulated and there has been no reduction in the number of deaths of motorbike drivers and passengers so far as is known. Yes, all laws have to be respected. The danger is that some laws, and profitable ones at that, may prove to be more attractive to the enforcers than others.


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Our Community Rotary Bangkapi’s polio eradication drive 2015

by Rene Clausen

Members of the Rotary Club of Bangkapi led by president Kriangsak Srisilpavongse were seen at the Community Health Center 35 in Hua Mark (Ramkhamhaeng Soi 40) during the first polio vaccination drive of the Rotary Year 2014-15. In 2014, there were fewer than 600 cases of polio worldwide, giving us a unique and historic opportunity to end polio now. We must reach every child to end polio.

We are this close to ending polio forever but we are at a tipping point between success and failure. Now is the time to act. Now is the time to end polio. Though it is rare to find a polio outbreak in Thailand, there is always a chance that this disease could be back due to the worldwide increase of crossborder traveling, and once it would reach Thailand, especially Bangkok, it would be very difficult to control; so don’t let it happen.

The end-polio campaign subcommittee of the Thai Rotary Club has been working on many activities in order to provide campaigns such as Peace through Service and End Polio Now, with Rotary Clubs in Bangkok coordinating with the Bangkok Metropolitan and the Ministry of

Public Health providing the vaccination to Thai children under 5 years old as well as to migrant children under 15 years of age. By ending polio you can prevent 10 million children from suffering from paralysis during the next 40 years. Let’s start and help make the difference and finish this disease off now!

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

Hilton Pattaya joined Pattaya Color Run 2015 Daily 06:30 (English) Sunday 08:30 (Thai), 10:00 (English)

Sukhumvit Road KM145

Hilton Pattaya’s team members attended the Pattaya Color Run 2015 for charity organized by Pattaya City and Rotary

Club of Jomtien. The event, driven to emphasize the importance of exercise, was filled with fun and a colorful finish after the run.

Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok donates old linens Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok team donated old linens to Gift of Happiness Foundation. The foundation

will distribute the items to needy children and families in Mae Sot, near the Thai border.


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Youth Focus What is Montessori education? by Annemaree Grant

Montessori classrooms are filled with materials designed to spark interest and purposeful activity. Children are free to choose their own materials and to work with them for as long as they wish. At the heart of the Montessori approach is the view that children’s freely chosen activity builds independence, self-discipline and the ability to concentrate. Montessori teachers are trained to observe children’s activity very carefully so lessons are matched to each child’s developing needs and interests. Each lesson is selected from an extensive repertoire of graded lessons and exercises. Using child-sized, but functional, objects – cloths, brushes, buckets, brooms and jugs – children learn how to complete practical everyday tasks. In Montessori preschools children learn to write before they read, by tracing sandpaper letters and making words with movable alphabets. Once children know their sounds, grammar games involving lots of drama and movement speed up the transition to fluent reading as they move into primary school. Active games lead on to the study of mathematics. The same instructional pattern – independent exploration of concepts using concrete objects, learning the language and symbols for the concepts,

and later discarding the concrete materials once the concepts are mastered – is applied across the Montessori curriculum, in music and science, creative arts, history and geography. Older children apply this knowledge in research projects tailored to their interests. Every day, in classrooms everywhere, teachers try to capture the attention of young people and engage them with the things we think they should know about. In 1907, Dr. Maria Montessori designed an experiment to tackle this challenge. Dr. Maria Montessori, using the scientific method, observed classes in the children’s houses in Rome. Based on these observations, she developed unique learning materials for a childcentered environment. Dr. Montessori carefully designed learning materials, showed the children how to use the materials, and then left them free to choose their own activity. The children made rapid progress, both socially and academically. The more opportunities children have to build self-discipline, knowledge and independence, the more freedom they gain, socially, intellectually and creatively. More than a century later Dr. Montessori’s experiment has become an educational tradition that spans the globe. It continues to be replicated in thousands of classrooms across the world. Last

The best of both worlds

by Peter Hartnell

Choosing the right school for your child is probably one of the most difficult decisions parents ever have to make. It is always something of a risk, especially when a school is relatively new and still has to establish its reputation. In reality, many “international” schools in Thailand usually have a majority of students with at least one parent from the host country. Such students often comprise up to 50 percent of the student body, at least in the initial years of the school’s operation. At TPIS, our largest group of students, comprising 40 percent of our total, belongs to this group. Like parents anywhere in the world, all our parents are looking for is a school where their children will feel safe and secure, where they will enjoy coming to school every day and where they will thrive. Like parents everywhere, they will look for excellent teaching and enjoyable learning, where every child is treated as an individual, and where their children’s own unique gifts and talents will be recognized and nurtured. All this, I am sure, is taken for granted. My experience in Thailand suggests that most of the parents we are likely to meet will be intelligent, widely travelled and very discerning in their choice of school. I would not want to make too many sweeping generalizations, but I would anticipate that

year more than 200 Australian Montessori schools celebrated the centenary of Montessori education in their country. Why send your child to a Montessori preschool? Educators and psychologists agree that intelligence undergoes important development between birth and age six. A child’s mind is

many parents of our 40 percent “Thai-farang” children will have a very modern outlook, eyes set on the horizon, and with one foot striding confidently into the future. But, because of the conservative nature of most Asian Buddhist societies, they will probably also have one foot firmly placed in what is still something of a living tradition of the past in Thailand, in its history, national customs, social etiquette and religion. Some parents may even be a little suspicious of Westerners and their peculiarly liberal culture. They will see the value of what is on offer, but may balk a little at the price they think they might have to pay in terms of the possible loss of traditional values. For many, the overtones of cultural imperialism, decadence and modernism may well be a little frightening. In fact protecting the integrity of national culture is considered so important in Thailand that it is now necessary for all foreign teachers to complete a quite lengthy Thai Language and Culture course before obtaining a teacher’s license. Most international schools such as ours are required to teach Thai language and culture to students and we regularly celebrate Thai festivals such as Loy Krathong, Wai Kru and Songkran. For many Thai-farang families, the school must present itself as being able to straddle the past and the future, to be simultaneously traditional and modern. Parents will want their children to retain their own identity yet to be citizens of the modern global community. They will want their children to feel comfortable and at home in their own culture, but fully prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We must teach our children to “learn locally and think globally”. The cultural unity of head and heart, intellect and understanding, is in my view, at the center of what most parents, not only Thais, want from an international school. Overwhelmingly, most parents will be considering an international education for their children primarily because they want them to learn to read, write and speak English fluently. They will be well aware of the need to master the English language as a passport to success in business throughout the world. But they will, above all, want their children to learn in a calm, safe, caring and supportive atmosphere, to be happy and to make friends. A school with a British tradition and a global outlook will automatically have a wide appeal in

extremely absorbent and curiosity is at a peak during these early years. When properly nourished and stimulated, as at Montessori schools, the child forms healthy patterns for a lifetime of learning. The Montessori system has proved to be one of the most effective methods to guide a child through these critical years.In most preschools the children are taught educational concepts in a group by a teacher. In Montessori education, the children learn by working independently with specially designed materials in a prepared environment that promotes independence, coordination, order, and concentration. Children that have been in a Montessori environment typically experience great success in their future learning environments precisely because of their Montessori experiences. They are generally better students and spend their time in more productive ways because of their selfdirection and positive attitude towards learning. Annemaree Grant is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School, Pattaya.

Thailand, as the British system is still recognized as offering not just competence in the English language, thinking skills and much of the kind of specialist subject knowledge that parents want but also building “character” and “self-confidence”. Most parents will expect the school to challenge their children academically without dampening their natural curiosity. They will expect their children to achieve good grades and to pass examinations without neglecting art, sport or music. They will want their children to preserve their heritage but be prepared to take an active part in shaping the world of the future. Thankfully, a modern education based on traditional British practice is well positioned to meet these needs, designed as it is to “educate the whole child” not just of this but also of future generations. Peter Hartnell is head teacher at Tara Pattana International School.


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Local Sports Premier League lawn bowls at Coco Club Coco Club held its annual singles league event during the mid two weeks of January with 14 players vying for the title. It became a little tight with a few surprises towards the end. Last year’s men’s champion, Num, was always in there but then suffered a loss to former winner, compatriot and foe Ing by 6-5 and this left the door open for Bus to sneak in and take the overall winner's spot. On the ladies' side, former champion Thanom was never in it, and losing five out of six matches

on the last day left it open to Coco’s Sue and former champion Thong to battle it out. Despite Thong having a 10-0 victory over Thailand men’s player Vinai, she could not catch Sue for the third spot overall. A super buffet and sing-along was helped by the 19,000baht prize money as everyone finished the event. Next event is Valentine’s mixed doubles weekend, and if two men play together one has to wear a skirt (or kilt).

Mashi wins first monthly mug by a mile! by Derek Brook

Anticipation was high as The Tropical Golf Group kicked off the first monthly medal mug competition, which will be held around last Friday of each month. Every golfer wanted to claim the inaugural prize. We don’t get a chance to play stroke play often and while some prefer it and others don’t, there is no denying the strategy is a little different. Risk/reward is more carefully considered because without the option of getting a “blob” for a hole it’s important to avoid big numbers to stay in contention. This first (and next couple) medal competition was held at Pattaya Country Club. The course was in fair

shape. Greens show less patchwork, fairways are still on the hard side, and all tee areas were heavily sanded. Still the course was quite playable. Caddies say the clubhouse will open “next month” but acknowledged they have been saying that for several of them already. Back to the competition... There can only be one firsttime first place winner, and boy what a win it was! Without further ado, let’s congratulate Mashi Kaneta (15) for shooting an amazing net 63 to obliterate the field and prevent anyone else even thinking how the mug might have been theirs! Great golf, Mashi! (Did anyone check to make sure he played all 18?) There were many fine scores

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for the day and though they might not be in the same league as Mashi they showed some good golf. A-Flight (0-20) first place winner was Landis Brooks (9) with net 73. Good round. Next came

countback time with Kei Kasami (7) over Bob Edwards (10) and then Doug Maiko (15) – all with net 75. Poor Brian Parish had the same net 75 but there are only so many prizes.

Putaluang South and East nines were the chosen destinations for the ‘Growlers’ on Thursday. Bill Steinman brought his bagpipes by Dilligaf and unmatching apparel and Mike Gosden brought his humor. Mike declared he would shoot his age if he lived to 105. Greetings were extended to Colm Mullen (Ireland) and Brad Green (Melbourne, Aust). Farewells were later given to Robert Allen, Ernie Picken and Brad Green. Brad was a first-time golfer in Pattaya and learnt so many things – how to suffer, for instance! The course was busy with the usual riff raff and as per the recent norm, the weather was coolishly warm. This scribe considers the greens have held up really well with the constant heavy traffic, but the gnarly lies on the crabgrass Mike Gosden (left), the winner, and Russell Calcutt fairways took their toll on most of the (right) who collected the coveted Compass Cap

B-Flight (21+) revealed Tom Cotton (25) the winner with a fine net 68, followed by John Merritt (28) beating Don Carmody (26) on countback with a net 73, followed by Kurt

field. Only Mike Gosden played to his handicap. Russell Calcutt didn’t do too well, so much so, that when he spotted his caddie chuckling quietly, he took a swipe at him and missed. It took Russell 19 years to score a 100 and he did it today in four hours. Countbacks were the order of the day. Mike topped Mark Stapleton (1614 back nine), Sal Brizzi snuck past Sandy Leiper (18-17 back nine) and Kevin Waycott pipped Colm Mullen and Don Richardson for 5th. The coveted Compass Cap was gleefully accepted by Russell as he needed a new ball. Winners: 1st Mike Gosden (15) 36 pts 2nd Mark Stapleton (22) 36 pts 3rd Sal Brizzi (7) 35 pts 4th Sandy Leiper (30) 35 pts 5th Kevin Waycott (10) 34pts

Ebenthever (35) with net 74. Near pins: Graham Buckingham, Barry Elphick, Kei Kasami, Tom Herrington Long putts: Brian Parish, Maurice Roberts

NTP’s East 2 Sal Brizzi East 5 Kurt Persson South 13 Sal Brizzi South 16 Bill Steinman Long Putt: 9th Robert Allen, 18th Kevin Waycott Compass Cap: Russell Calcutt (17 pts) Deefa (our charity collector mutt) snaffled many donations, and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. The donations go to the needy children of Pattaya. Back at The Swan, Mike continued in good form. His doctor had told him to play 36 holes a day, so he was heading out to buy a harmonica.


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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf from BJ’s Holiday Lodge by Derek Brook

Once again a full list met at BJ’s for the trip to Greenwood. So brekkers over off we went. This full list is getting quite common so it was interesting on this day that one player got locked out of his house and was very late and one could not play because of illness. Not really interesting but the detail makes it interesting. Wonder how he got locked out! So we arrived at Greenwood still with a full list as one less player allowed us to play in fourballs, exactly as we booked. So all changed, it was to the first tee, where we found we were to play the B and C Nines, not in fact a bad 18 holes. The weather was quite good except for that wind that always seems to be around these days. The B Nine is a quite pleasant 9 holes I always find and so it proved on this day, the fairways were in good condition and the greens were hard and fast. Of course the wind played havoc but we moved along nicely and were around the

front nine in good time. Now the C Nine to me is always the most difficult nine and so it proved on this day. Teeing off on C1 we were straight into a strong wind and this always seems to set the day on this nine. And so it proved on this day for me, as a struggle against the wind on C1 proved a start to a difficult nine holes. Mind the greens were still in fine condition and the fairways were well defined and in good condition. All in all this course is a pleasure to play even if it is the one that is the most distant that we play regularly and even if the road there can be in dreadful condition. We got around quite fast, but with many groups and the distance of the course from Pattaya, we were still a little late with the results back at BJ’s. So in the A Flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Richard Kubicki with 36 points just ahead of a countback on 35 points that saw Mashi Kaneta in second and Brian Parish in

Recent Race Updates: 2015 F1 News: McLaren confirms partnership deal with CNN. The branding is to appear on the front-wing endplates of the new McLaren-Honda MP4-30 F1 car. 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.

Winners with one of BJ’s finest third. We then had a four-way countback on 34 points that saw Dick Warberg in fourth ahead of Mark West, Eddie Kost and Gerd Riedlar. In the B Flight the winner was Tom McDowell with the best score of the day 37 points ahead of Don Carmody in second with 36 points. In third was Gordon Clegg with 34 points ahead of a countback on 33 points that saw Barry

Catillon scores an ace

Twenty punters assembled in Soi Chaiyapoon anticipating another joust of epic proportions with the game of golf. The weather was superb and the course in great condition. The starter sent us on our way playing the A and B nines in that order and hitting from the yellow tees; the course very enjoyable distance wise. One grade and Fred “44 Magnum” Cuypers with a super 44 points finished atop the podium relegating Mark Stapleton with 43 points to runner up. Keith “Kissy” Buchanan blitzed the front nine with 36 off the rod for 25 points, compiled his victory speech, then cooled off somewhat for 16 on the second stanza and a total of 41 to take third place. In fourth spot with 38 points,

Local and International Motorsports Report

which included a slam-dunked ace on the par three B fifth for a five-pointer, was Michel Catillon. That is the fourth holein-one since the inception of the Growling Swan as a golf outlet and Michel’s first. Kevin Waycott handed in 38 points to take fifth and Jim Groves on 37 tidied up the podium. Results for Greenwood 1st Fred Cuypers (17) 44 pts 2nd Mark Stapleton (22) 43 pts 3rd Keith Buchanan (14) 41 pts 4th Michel Catillon (18) 38 pts 5th Kevin Waycott (10) 38 pts 6th Jim Groves (13) 37 pts Near pins went to The Sugar Plum Fairy on A2, Keith Buchanan A6, Kevin Waycott B2 and Michel Catillon B5. Long first putts were won by J. J. Harney on A9 and Jayson Schembri B9. Peter Grey handed in 31 points, however, missed the podium by the length of the “Straight Six” at the Flemington race course Melbourne, Australia. At the corner, Ian Masterson was deep in coveted Compass Cap

Elphick in fourth and Torsten Bischoff losing out. The nights at BJ’s are quite pleasant with well-priced food and the tables placed so all can talk, maybe why we are getting so many players these days. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: John Davis, Simone Meitzel, Eddie Kost, Keiche Kasame Long Put: Mashi Kaneta, Torsten Bischoff

by The Drut territory with only 13 points. On the inward half his game lifted like poorly laid linoleum resulting in a total of 31 points and safety. This left Jayson Schembri to collect the much sought-after headwear. Michel Catillon kindly rang the bell back at the bar and we toasted his good health and golfing ability. Deefa was again on hand to gratefully accept donations for the underprivileged children of Pattaya. The Growling Swan is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, male or female, to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 086 150 3086. The Growling Swan also caters to bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Wednesdays at 10 am to play at Coco’s on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 084 345 4005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht, so great value for a day out.

2015 NASCAR News: Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 43-yearold Jeff Gordon has announced that he is to retire from full-time competition after the 2015 season. Upcoming Races: Sat, Feb. 14 TBD Sprint Unlimited Daytona International Speedway Thu, Feb. 19 TBD Budweiser Duel 1 Daytona International Speedway Thu, Feb. 19 TBD Budweiser Duel 2 Daytona International Speedway Sun, Feb. 22 TBD Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia. 2015 Indy Car News: Indy Car driver and legend AJ Foyt had heart surgery. The Motorsports 80-year-old icon is recovering in hospital in Houston after undergoing successful coronary triple bypass surgery. 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 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. IMSA: Daytona Beach, Florida 22-25 January 2015, The 24 Hours of Daytona The 24 Hours of Daytona kicked off the 2015 year in Motorsports as the first racing event in North America. Four categories and 87 racecars P-PCGTLM-GTD will start the race for 24 hours, similar to 24 Heures du Mans.

PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB GOLF THE GROWLING SWAN Mon 2.2.15 Thu 5.2.15 Mon 9.2.15 Thu 12.2.15 Mon 16.2.15 Thu 19.2.15 Mon 23.2.15 Thu 26.2.15

Schedule for February 2015

Khao Kheow, B & C 24 Groups 8:54 am (already booked) Plutaluang 6 Groups 10:00 am Greenwood 6 Groups 10:47 am Mountain Shadow 6 Groups 10:00 am Pleasant Valley 6 Groups 10:35 am PSC Monthly Tournament at Pattana Crystal Bay 6 Groups 10:48 am Treasure Hill 6 Groups 10:00 am

For bookings, please contact: Peter – Phone: 080 635 1386, email: petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

Jeff Gordon: “2015 will be my last year full time in NASCAR”

A prototype PC car will start the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona Photo credit to crash.net

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You & Your Pets Trimming Pet Care Costs [Part I] Bejewelled collars for cats? State-of-the-art treadmills for dogs? Gourmet pet food and treats? Lavish toys? Don’t allow such extravagancies to bite into your budget. In the end, your pets don’t need them or appreciate them. Better to pamper your pets with love and attention and save your money for such items as quality food and veterinary care. In fact, good medical care can be quite cost-effective in the long run. Particularly preventive care. Take your best friend to the vet at least once a year for a checkup, necessary booster shots, and treatment to prevent worms, fleas and ticks. The doctor should exam your pet’s gums, teeth, heart, lungs and internal organs. But don’t leave it all to the vet. You can perform weekly exams at home, looking for lumps, scabs or flakes under paws, and for redness or discharge around the eyes and ears. Note changes in her eating or drinking habits. Learn how to clean her ears and brush her teeth. While at it, check her breath. Report anything suspicious to your vet.

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/

Madge

This fun-loving cat has been with us for a while now, being known here as the oldest kitten in town. She just loves tearing about the place, climbing trees and getting into mischief. Talk to your vet also about vaccinations. Depending on your individual pet, its habits and lifestyles, your vet can assess its risk of exposure and recommend only vaccinations that are needed. In any event, do opt to have Fido or Fifi spayed or neutered. That in itself can have a dramatic impact on their health. For females, it reduces the odds of breast cancer, and the potential for ovarian and uterine cancer disappears. For males, it reduces chances of testicular cancer. It also diminishes your pet’s desire to wander.

You may not consider dog and cat training as a way to save money, but think about this: a well-trained dog is easier to walk, is calmer in most situations, and is less likely to get into things he shouldn’t. Teaching your dog to stay by your side, for example, and to come when he is called will be much less expensive than emergency care should he go running into the street and be hit by a passing motorbike or car. And if trained to eat only what you consent to, he will be less likely to suffer food poisoning and the requisite medical care.

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.

Does your dog or cat have morning breath all day long? It may be a major indicator that your pet is in need of dental care. Particles of food, saliva and bacteria – what’s commonly called “plaque” – can build up on the teeth and gums and cause infection. If left untreated, infection can result in tooth decay – and even move into the bloodstream and affect your pet’s heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, bones, and joints! Check your animal companion’s teeth and gums at least once a week, and ask your vet how you can further prevent gum disease by regular brushing with a toothpaste formulated especially for your pet’s species.

Going to the Dogs...

Any member introducing a dog into the Society’s premises shall be liable to a fine of one pound. Any animal leading a blind person shall be deemed to be a cat.

~Oxford Union Society, London, Rule 46

Splash and Dexter

This friendly pair loves to play together as you can see in the photo. Splash came to us with two kittens which have already been re-homed and Dexter arrived last year after being found in a garden when he was just a tiny kitten. A new home together would be great.

Tansy

Tansy is our meet and greet cat, he is always the first at the gate when people come to visit. He has to have his eyes cleaned every day after some surgery that he received when he was just a tiny kitten. As you can see, his favorite hobby is eating.

Minstral

This lovely, fun-packed kitten is now just about 12 weeks old. He came from a local temple and has been quite poorly since he came to us in December. As you can see, he is fit and well now and bursting with energy. He is also a very loving boy who enjoys a cuddle.

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

Just because your cat is old doesn’t mean she is all used up! She may have fewer years left to play and purr and keep you company, but she may still enjoy all the things she always did. The key is to keep her happy and healthy, and you need to be more attentive to her needs as her body changes with the aging process. As with humans, cats can experience hearing loss, decreased eyesight, cataracts, arthritis, diabetes, heart problems, digestive problems, and a general slowing down of all physical processes. While she may still play and chase a string or a ball, she may not do so as often or as vigorously. With proper diet, appropriate exercise and a happy, stress-free environment (preferably indoors), many cats can live more than 20 years. Dr. Peters is the author of three informative and entertaining books on pets. They include Our Amazing Cats, and Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2, now available from AmazonBooks.com and at www.ouramazingcats.com. Her newest book is Our Amazing Dogs. To download eBook versions of any or all three books (about 200 baht each), go to http://youniquesolutions.com/3Books.html. Dr. Peters also publishes a free newsletter, The Kitty Times. To subscribe, go to: http://www. theproblemcat.com. (Proceeds from book sales help support abandoned cats; the books help support your emotional health through their heartwarming stories.)


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down

1. Ran into 4. Avoids the seeker 9. Vexation 10. Benefits 12. Diamond girl 13. Babies’ hats 15. Cream-filled pastries 17. Width of Shaq’s shoes 18. Amount (abbr.) 19. Author Hunter 20. Pretty good grade (2 wds.) 23. Food fish 24. Caroline of “Sabrina” 25. Bustle 26. Charged particle 27. Auto shelters 31. Enlace 33. Gp. Once headed by Heston 34. Cedes 35. Candidate Landon 36. Minimum 37. Golf prop

1. Marathon unit 2. Lindros or Heiden 3. Blab 4. Nuns’ garb 5. Soap that floats 6. Aykroyd et al. 7. German “one” 8. Where a heart is worn 11. Shoplift 14. Used FedEx 16. Greenish blue 19. Actress Thompson 20. Soft French cheese 21. Fake 22. Protein-rich bean 23. Least questionable 25. Palm places 27. River of Arizona 28. Small, annoying insect 29. Writer Gardner 30. Money vault

Solution Issue 09 1. Which famous dancer’s legs were insured for $650,000? 2. In which language was the New Testament originally written? 3. In which country did Charlie Chaplin reside after 1953? 4. How many times did Chaplin marry? 5. Which planet lies between Venus and Mars? 1. Fred Astaire; 2. Greek; 3. Switzerland; 4. Four; 5. Earth.

year back

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other

get

Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; “there is a serious __________ of insight into the problem”. First letter: L Answer: __________ 2. Definition: The work required to represent content and data to meet the communication objectives of the site. Includes the visual __________, the look and feel and navigation/data architecture. First letter: D Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Possibly: by chance; “__________ she will call tomorrow”; “we may possibly run into them at the concert”. First letter: P Answer: __________ 4. Definition: An animated presentation that describes or demonstrates a program’s features. First letter: D Answer: __________ 5. Definition: This category deals with the means of exchanging information and includes the telephone, radio, television, and Internet service provider entries. First letter: C Answer: __________

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Solution on Page 30

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Answers: 1. Lack; 2. Design; 3. Perhaps; 4. Demo; 5. Communications.


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