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U-Tapao goes commercial

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fter several false starts, it finally appears that U-Tapao airport will be developed to its maximum capacity. The Ministry of Transport is to sign an agreement with the Royal Thai Navy, which oversees the airport, to establish massive roads and rail links. U-Tapao currently serves about 100,000 passengers a year, mainly domestic and charter flights, but will soon be able to handle at least 10 times that number. It is also home of the Thai Navy’s first air wing. The Department of Highways has recently received a 300 million-baht budget to widen roads from two to four lanes, with construction scheduled for completion in 2017. A Pattaya to Map Ta Phut motorway will also be constructed

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for passengers using the airport. Although U-Tapao airport is ripe for development, few airlines use its services at present. A new passenger terminal building, now under construction, is expected to attract wide international interest. There are 110 rai of space available for future development. In another transport move, the State Railway of Thailand will press ahead with construction of the airport link extension from Bangkok to Rayong to forge rail links between U-Tapao and Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports in the metropolis. However, no final decision has yet been reached whether the rail extension should extend to U-Tapao’s terminal or end at Ban Chang station in Rayong.

U-Tapao is also being considered as the government’s choice for development into an aviation industrial estate. This would be a huge hub nationally for repairs and the manufacture of spare parts for aircraft as well as being a center for aviation research. Located southeast of Bangkok, U-Tapao is a joint civil-military public airport. Historically, there has been some sensitivity in senior navy circles about allowing the airport to develop commercially in a civilian context. However, this opposition is said to have been overcome by reasoned argument and the recent development of the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, both industrially and for domestic and international tourism. Continued on page 6

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News Swimming comp attracts the crowds

The 12th Pattaya Youth Swimming Competition, hosted at Pattaya School Number 11, attracted 518 participants divided into 46 teams. Males outnumbered females by about two thirds.

Preparing for Isan Festival

The Isan Association of Pattaya has announced that the 2015 festival will be held March 17-19 with principal events centered on Pattaya School Number 6. There will be games, mini-concerts and a cooking competition. OTOP products will be on sale as well as tourist literature promoting the Isan region.

Motorbike taxi drivers in color

Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta presided over a meeting to standardize the uniforms of drivers and to make public transport fairer to the public. It was announced that motorbike taxi drivers would wear a green jacket in Banglamung, orange in Pattaya and blue in Nongprue municipality. There will also be a fingerprinting exercise for every driver together with checks on ID and driving licenses. It was stated that the reason for the meeting was a demand by the interior ministry to speed up the transport improvements they are seeking.

Bike Week a big success Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the Burapa Pattaya Bike Week, Asian Ride Together 2015, at the Eastern National Sports Training Center. The event is held every year and aims to bring together bike riders from all over the world. Additionally, there was an exhibition of classic cars and booths from leading operators in the motorized transport sector. This year there were record numbers of European and Asian enthusiasts.

Married couples ride elephant

The Sattahip registration office made a special arrangement for 50 couples to get married at Nong Nooch Garden as part of the Valentine’s Day celebrations. Each couple was given a small souvenir and, as a special treat, the first nine couples were allowed a free elephant ride. The first 25 couples were invited to an international buffet hosted by the management.


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Nightclub will likely close

Police visited a night club near Tesco Lotus, Central Pattaya, after learning that drugs were being taken there and that booze was being served to underage customers. Urine tests showed that the rumors were true and an application was made to the

Chonburi governor to close the premises on a temporary or permanent basis. The club owner, Wattana, said the club had been open only for 10 days and that he was still learning the ropes.

Man killed by bullet volley Police are hunting the killer of Watchara Kaewsuwan, 33, who was fatally shot near the Buddha Image Club on Naklua Road. Police found several cartridges in the road and noticed blood stains at the entrance to his house. Although CCTV footage has been examined, it illustrates little of value as the murderer had covered his face with a mask. The evidence also shows he was driving a white Toyota car, number plate unknown. Watchara is thought to have made several enemies as a result of court cases in which he was involved.

Driver died in his bus

Police rushed to a Naklua garage after a bus driver was found dead on the back seat. Nukool Insaket, 47 and a garage employee, said he went to wake up the driver, Panupol Weeraphan, 26, as it was time to start work. However, all the doors and windows were locked and there was no response to loud knocking. Nukool then climbed on the roof of the bus, opened the hatch there and found the body. Police think that the driver may have had a heart attack or even expired for lack of oxygen. An autopsy was performed at Banglamung mortuary and the family invited to collect the remains.

Stressed Irishman jumped to his doom

John David Knotts, 49 and a resident of the Emerald Isle, jumped from the 36th floor of an apartment at Sky Beach Condo after becoming infuriated by an email message sent to his computer. His girlfriend Kanlaya said she had called security staff after her boyfriend became very agitated and

even struck her across the face. As guards tried to talk to him, he took his fatal leap. Kanlaya explained that authorities in Ireland had threatened to seize his house and possessions in Ireland and surmised that the stress created had prompted the irrevocable step.


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News British consuls visit Pattaya

British consuls Michael Hancock (3rd left) and Bert Elson (2nd right) along with other embassy officers visited Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome to discuss the assistance available to tourists, especially arising from natural disasters and accidents.

Clean up Pattaya please

The Royal Garden Plaza hosted a Big Cleaning Day (Together with Love) to encourage both locals and tourists to help keep the city clean by not littering the streets or creating

environmental pollution. The mall’s general manager Lalita Wimonphun said the event was designed to improve public awareness of the need to give the resort a cleaner image.


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News U-Tapao goes commercial Continued from page 1

Jomtien road update The road resurfacing in Jomtien, notoriously at the junction with Thappraya Road, is scheduled to have finished by the time you read this snippet. Maybe. We are assured there will be no permanent one way restrictions and that normal service will be introduced again imminently. Expats can vote British expats who registered to vote in a UK election not more than 15 years ago are eligible to vote online in the May 7 British general election. All the details are at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you are in the UK at election time, you can alternatively vote in person. Feeding strays One of the stranger clauses in Thailand’s recent animal welfare act concerns good-hearted souls who feed stray or abandoned animals, let’s say in a temple or on the street. The new law makes the Samaritan responsible for the animal’s veterinary treatment just as if the cat or dog was living at your home. Sunbed crackdown There’s a big fuss in Phuket because the police and the army have appeared in force on the beaches and told sun worshippers they must not bring their own sunbeds or similar comfort facilities. How much longer before the authorities in Pattaya catch on to this latest attack on tourists?

Pattaya city authorities are keeping a close eye on U-Tapao developments. If there was a high-speed direct rail connection between the two Bangkok airports and U-Tapao, Pattaya’s attraction as a seaside resort would receive an enormous boost provided there was a scheduled stop in the city. But the current Pattaya railway station near

Siam Country Club roads is remote and difficult to access. Nonetheless, the current road tunnel development on Sukhumvit Road, when completed in three years, should reduce the remoteness problem. It may be the next decade before the true benefits of all this infrastructure investment become apparent. In a separate development, the interim Prime Minister General

Prayut Chan-o-cha has raised the possibility of cooperation with Japan to fund a bullet train between Bangkok and Pattaya or Bangkok and Chiang Mai. But one of the problems would be the high cost of a ticket to ride a high-tech bullet train. Based on Japanese prices, a single ticket from Bangkok to Pattaya would amount to almost 3,000 baht, roughly the same as a limousine taxi.

Fake football shirt scam Two French nationals have been arrested for selling fake Adidas and Nike clothing, mostly of famous football teams. Simon Olivier Guigui, 30, and Levon Morgan Akchehirlian, also 30, lived in an expensive condominium at Pratumnak Hill and organized a worldwide website service from there. They bought the clothing from a Thai middleman and sent many packages abroad. They were both charged with working without a permit and selling pirated goods.

Ladyboys at it again

Flying insects Termites, which apparently mate in the air, fly but once a year and that season has just passed us. If you noticed a large number of tiny ant-lookalikes in your home (walls and ceilings in particular) but with wings that seem too big for their bodies, best to call the pest control company without further delay. Not only farang Apparently, it’s not only foreigners who fall victim to online, social media scams. Seven Africans, based in Pattaya, have been arrested after persuading dozens of Thai women to send cash either as a business investment or to find a rich boyfriend. The men scammed well over 10 million baht. Plans for Pratumnak City Hall is pushing ahead with plans to convert much of Pratumnak Hill, especially the area near the Tourist Police office and the park, into an ecological tourist attraction for strolling, exercise and fun times. Cynics say it’s a device to push up property prices in that prestigious area of town.

Two transvestite thieves denied stealing a Russian tourist’s gold necklace on Walking Street, but police say they have evidence to convict. The tourist also identified the alleged culprits from photos shown to him by investigators. He said he was walking in the street when

a group of cross-dressers approached and made a lewd suggestion. During a struggle, his necklace was snatched. But the ladyboys, identified as Chaiy and Itt, denied the charge saying that they had only sought to have a conversation and had no motive for crime.

Depression Unhappy German led to suicide shot himself

Well done hospital Many pleasing reports about the service provided to mere farang at the public sector Pattaya City Hospital on Soi Buakhao. Fair prices and comprehensive treatment for the less serious medical cases. It’s not the place to have a brain transplant, but well worth joining with your passport. The biggest breakfast Forgetting about price and quality for the moment, who serves the biggest English-style breakfast in Pattaya? Nobody knows, of course, but this column’s vote goes to Lewinski’s (the golf place) on Pattayaland Soi One. Never ever saw a heaped plateful like this, and pretty good too! Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.

A laborer who was found dead in a half-completed apartment block may have had personal problems which led to his suicide. Police made haste to Soi Suetrong, Second Road, after hearing the grim news but found only 7 baht in coins, one pack of cigarettes and a lighter as evidence. The body has not yet been identified but had the appearance of being half Thai and half farang.

A German man was rushed to hospital after shooting himself following a tiff with his girlfriend. Arthur Wilhelm Grud, 41, was found barely breathing on his bed with the gun lying nearby. The girlfriend, Sunari, told investigators she was weary of constant arguments and wanted to live separately from Grud. After she made her position plain, the tourist shot himself apparently in a fit of depression. Friends of the businessman, who imported wines, said that he was prone to outbursts of temper.


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News Rice donations top one million baht Father Ray Foundation’s vice president Fr Picharn Jaiseri announced that the total value of donations collected from the SOS Rice Campaign topped 1.3 million baht. Many of the donations were handed in at stalls in supermarkets and malls. In addition to rice, sugar and cooking oil were also collected for the children and students under the care of the foundation. Seen in photo are the YWCA, led by president Praichit Jetapai, who donated 100 packs of 5-kilogram rice.

Lecture on market sanitation Sanitation officer Wiranyada Chareewan gave a lecture at Rai Wanasin Market informing vendors about the Ministry of Public Health’s policy on keeping the market clean. It was noted that the market needs an upgrade to meet the ministry’s standards and policy on food safety, which includes cleanliness, food safety and consumer protection, and environmental protection.

2015 Junior Road to Singapore kicks off in Thailand The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) hosted a tennis clinic in Pattaya to kick off the Junior Road to Singapore. WTA Finals Tournament Director Melissa Pine along with Thailand’s 2014 Future Stars representatives Manita Bootsarakimvisit and Thasaporn Naklo were on hand to run a clinic for 16 children. Eighteen markets across AsiaPacific have been invited to take part in the 2015 WTA Future Stars program.

Living the good life

A seminar was held at Pattaya City Hospital to encourage the local population to adopt a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise and a sensible diet. About 100 people attended the lecture and discussion hosted by Dr Kanthipat Jaisut who also distributed brochures outlining the strategies needed for a long and happy mortal exercise without cigarettes and with limited alcohol intake. During the day, cats and dogs also received anti-disease injections.

Payao promotes tourism in Pattaya

Payao’s Vice Governor Suwicha Kaewmanee presided the opening of Amazing Payao at The Avenue Pattaya on Second Road. The event was held to promote the province’s tourism and products in the Eastern Seaboard.

Cobra Gold finishes Artificial rain dropping soon

Thai and American forces cooperated on a project related to biochemical and nuclear war as part of the annual military simulation exercises held near Sattahip. Over a hundred soldiers joined an exercise to test readiness to deal with poisonous fallout after an attack. The project was led by Captain Tewan Sujaritwongsanon as head of the chemical, biological and radiological defense task force.

The Royal Rainmaking Centre, based at Rayong, will shortly seek to combat drought conditions in the area by using aircraft to simulate the rainmaking process. Some farmers have expressed the urgent need for water, but others said they preferred to wait and see. The project is scheduled to commence on March 2.


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Snap Judgment Eternal double pricing Foreigners have been complaining about double or triple pricing at many Thai leisure facilities for at least 25 years. The first evidence was apparently a reader’s letter to a Bangkok newspaper in 1990. In those days, the practice at zoos or parks or exhibitions was usually justified – as it still is – on the grounds that farang were wealthier than Thais and needed to pay extra to help pay for the costs of feeding the animals, or whatever. Nothing has changed. The government loves to state that foreign tourists are a much-prized category who deserve the best. Street advertisements from the police and other official agencies often lay emphasis on the caring and helpful policies which will ensure a smooth holiday. Well, maybe anyway. But last month the government raised the entry fees for national parks to an almost unbelievable extent. Adult foreigners now pay 10 times the amount required of a Thai national. Foreign children just five times more. There can be no better example of the Thai authorities treating visitors with absolute disdain. More to the point, the entrance fees are often printed at various sites only in Thai further to complicate the issue. These days the social media is full of complaints and relevant photos showing the prevalence of double pricing in Thailand, but nothing ever gets done. You might say there is a conspiracy of silence by the government and agencies such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The problem is particularly prevalent at national parks such as Khao Yai which has been singled out for particularly harsh criticism on TripAdvisor. In gross revenue terms for tourism as a whole, the amounts raised are trivial compared with the damage done to the country’s reputation. One sensible solution would be to offer season tickets to gain admittance to all national parks in Thailand, along similar lines to the system in operation at Angkor Wat and other monument sites in Cambodia. However, that’s not likely to happen here as the rip-off philosophy is too closely ingrained in Thai bureaucracies. Recently, a Thai Tourism official justified double pricing on the grounds that Thais pay taxes to maintain the sites while foreigners contribute nothing. The same argument has been advanced to justify why farang car renters at hire companies are often required to pay more than Thais to drive the vehicle. Claims like this are dubious in the extreme. You might as well argue that Thais buying an air ticket to England should pay more simply because British travelers already help to pay for the upkeep of airports through their income tax. Some foreigners actually spring to the defense of double pricing in Thailand by stating it’s all much ado about nothing: foreign tourists hardly notice this supplement to their holiday expenses. But that’s hardly the point. In many countries, double pricing at tourist hotspots is actually outlawed by legislation. In London last year, an ice cream salesman was fined for charging customers twice the proper amount if they spoke English shakily or with a strong accent. He was caught out when a senior police chief from Indonesia made an official complaint in a Hyde Park police station. It’s true that some tourist sites don’t insist on foreigners paying many times the official price provided they can show a Thai driving license. In the Chonburi area, this is true of several private sector leisure facilities, though not of any governmentrun attractions. But the whole issue continues to plague Thailand’s tourist industry, bringing only bad publicity and resentment. If the military government really wanted to help international tourism, a directive from the top to prohibit double pricing all round would be beyond doubt a very good idea. The chances of it happening are sadly remote.

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The New Mazda 2 Group Test Drive: Golden Triangle Chiang Rai – Doi Tung – Chiang Saen by John K. Lindgren

Pattaya Today’s Automotive reports: Media trip or ‘going on a jolly’ a BBC expression. Feb 2015. It all starts on a fine day with blue skies, planes taking off and landing as I step out of the yellow taximeter at Suvarnabhumi (pronounced in Thai: Suwanna-buum) International Airport. 11:00 S&P restaurant, the meeting point for 30 of Thailand’s finest motoring hacks and a hearty breakie with plenty of coffee. 13:30 Embarkation/DEP Thai Smile, bound for Chiang Rai. Thai Smile, no low-cost carrier but a light-premium, full-service airline using Airbus 320 (the one with the cool winglets) 60 minutes flight: BKK-CEI and a swift shuttle to Le Meridien Chiang Rai, a Starwood property, 5-star luxury with a French touch. “Mazda (Thailand) really rolls out the red carpet,” I say to myself as I check-in to a high-ceiling, big balcony guest room overlooking the garden and pool. 19:00 SKYACTIV Garden dinner under the cool northern skies with speeches by Mazda Sales (Thailand) president: Hidesuke Takesue and the affable, hardworking Mazda PR manager Uthai. Moments later a delectable, lavish international buffet with premium wine and a live concert by a Chiang Rai 5-piece band. Day two. 07:00 After wake-up call a succulent Asian and Western buffet breakfast, khao tom, congee, prawn dim sum, pork buns, omelet a la minute, crispy bacon, muesli, fruit and freshly brewed Italian Illy coffee.

08:30 In-depth Mazda 2 product information: the new KODO design, the SKYACTIV 1500 cc diesel engine, the i-ELOOP (regenerative braking) and i-STOP (idling stop system) are presented by Minoru Takata, program manager, Mazda Motor Corporation, Tokyo, and Thee Permpongpanth, Product and Government Affairs director, Mazda Sales (Thailand). We learn that the SKYACTIV technology boils down to improved power, handling, more torque – and less fuel consumption. Test drive briefing: route distance circa 170 km. Objective: to have a fun driving experience with the all-new Mazda 2 diesel sedan and hatchback models in a real world, rural mountain environment to learn the vehicles engine performance, handling and ride characteristics. 09:30 In front of Le Meridien, Chiang Rai, 19 shining, brand new Mazda 2 turbo diesels looking good, boasting the KODO – ‘Soul of Motion’ design which reflects the dynamic beauty of an animal leaping into action. Group photo shoot. The caravan is ready to roll. Including the last vehicle a fully equipped white ambulance. “Gentleman, start your engines”. In each vehicle there’s a red compact walkie-talkie and the compulsory test drive ‘goody-bag’ (fruit drinks, potato chips, wafers, peanuts and bottled water – no chewing gum!) I push the “start and stop” button, fire up the diesel. This subcompact Mazda 2 hatchback, in ‘soul red’ paint fits me like a glove. I'm lovin’ it!

The leader car, an ‘arctic white’ Mazda SUV CX-5 drives off first. Once the caravan is past the hotel gates it moves swiftly. These dudes are no slouches. Flat out on the straights and hard braking. What’s the hurry? Half an hour later we arrive at Doi Tung after hundred turns up the steep, thickly forested mountain road

passing local ‘songthaew’ taxis, beatup pickup trucks and Japanese 125cc motorbikes, all in low-gear, slowly climbing. This is Chiang Rai highlands, “Switzerland of Thailand” elevation 1,389 meters. Verdant mountains and deep valleys. The home of Shan, Akha and Lahu tribal villages, the hill

tribe people. Northern Thailand was once a kind of lawless frontier zone of Asia with poppy fields, drug lords and Koumintang generals in exile. Today the opium fields are replaced by strawberry, coffee and tea plantations.

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Chinese New Year celebrations Hilton Pattaya celebrates Chinese New Year 2015 with dragon and lion dance

Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler, general manager, kicked off the Chinese New Year celebrations with dragon and lion dance performed throughout the hotel’s lobby, infinity pool and all outlets to give luck to all guests. It is believed that the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals together with the face of the dragon or lion dancing aggressively can evict bad or evil spirits.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya cerebrates the Year of the Goat Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomed the Chinese New Year 2015 with a traditional ceremony led by Andre Brulhart (center), general manager. Hotel management and staff prayed for good fortune for the Year of the Goat, and a dragon dance performance was organized in the hotel lobby to wish hotel guests good luck, health and prosperity for the lunar New Year ahead.

Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya welcomes Year of the Goat

A Good Gift for Chinese New Year at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa In celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the management of Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa led by Matthew Fryar, director of Operations, handed out red envelopes filled with cash to their associates as a gift of good fortune. The act is believed to bring good luck to both the giver and the receiver.

Royal Garden celebrates Chinese New Year

Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya’s guests and management brought in Year of the Goat with drums beating, lions dancing and firecrackers to drive away the bad luck and evil spirits from the past year and bring health, wealth and prosperity for the coming year.

New Year at Mike Shopping Mall Pattaya Businessman, Surat “Mike” Mekavarakul and his mother, Santana Mekavarakul led the annual Chinese New Year celebration at Mike Shopping Mall. Acrobatic performances were showcased to guests and shoppers, as well as a traditional Chinese lion dance that wards off bad luck and ushers in good luck.

The Royal Garden Plaza hosted a happy Chinese New Year by entertaining local and international tourists with displays of martial arts and dragon dances. The director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Pattaya Office, Suladda Sarutilavan, presided over the opening ceremony.

The Endless Summer Pool Party at Amari Pattaya Amari Pattaya organized The Endless Summer Pool Party, the first of its kind, by the poolside of Amari Garden Pattaya. The family-friendly event was open to public with snacks and beverages on sale and live music from Barry Upton’s Beachcomber, performing The Beach Boys classics and music from famous surf rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s. DJ Marianno also delivered some beats in between.


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Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler, general manager, held a merit-making ceremony for Horizon rooftop bar and restaurant to mark its 3rd anniversary with the hotel’s executives and restaurant team.

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Mimosa Pattaya hosted a Valentine-themed activity for tourists – a rally for couples of all genders. Among the 10 pairs who joined, first-place winners received 1-baht gold, a gift voucher, and other prizes.

Holiday Inn Pattaya donates funds to AntiHuman Trafficking and Child Abuse Center Kate Gerits, general manager of Holiday Inn Pattaya, together with management team presented a donation of 25,000 baht to Palissorn Noja, director of Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center to assist children in terms of education and life skills.

The Bailliage of Eastern Seaboard holds first dinner for 2015 Members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bailliage Eastern Seaboard, led by Chancelier Peter Windgasse (third left), held their first get-together dinner for 2015 themed ‘German Classics New Age’ at The Bay Restaurant of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Conseiller Culinaire Jens Heier (left), also the hotel’s executive chef, created the seven-course menu for the guests that included the hotel’s resident manager, Neoh Kean Boon (right), and fellow hoteliers Carl Duggan and Max Sieracki seen during pre-dinner cocktails at The Point, the hotel’s outdoor terrace.

Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya welcomes TV host from New Zealand Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, represented by David Nowak (left), executive assistant manager – Food and Beverage, and Thai Chef Pinyo Daomasratsamee (right), gave a warm welcome to Brett McGregor (center), host of New Zealand’s “Taste of a Traveller”, which airs on TVNZ’s TV One. Brett won the first season of Master Chef New Zealand following the show’s filming of a competitive cook-off between Chef Brett and Chef Pinyo at the resort.

Merit-making ceremony held The deputy commander of Trat Provincial Police Station, Pol. Col. Sijin Meekajit, and Naowarat Khakai, president of Pattaya Women’s Development Group, presided over the merit-making ceremony for the opening of the office building of Chokdee Pattaya Construction Co., Ltd. Many guests of honor and celebrities joined the event. Somyot and Chanidapa Kotkane established the company in 1995. The office is located on Thappraya Road Soi 11. The new premises are bigger and more comfortable.

event s cale ndar NPA RICE COOK-OFF 2015

PB VALLEY’S HARVEST FESTIVAL 2015

Date: 7 March 2015, Saturday, 10-11 am Venue: Garden Lounge, Amari Pattaya

Date: 7 March 2015, Saturday, 3:30 pm onwards Venue: PB Valley Khao Yai Winery

Activities: The North Pattaya Alliance (NPA) is organizing Rice Cook-Off 2015, a fun rice-cooking competition between celebrity ladies and general managers from six participating hotel partners. The menu for competition is Chicken Fried Rice or Vegetable Fried Rice, plus a sweet dish that participants must cook as a secret menu. Come and join the very first Rice Cook-Off. For more information: Amari Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418

Activities: The fun and excitement starts with a tour of the vineyards and the grape harvesting activity with lots of photo opportunities. A tour of the winery is next with an invitation to a barrel tasting. Back at The Great Hornbill Grill where you have a great view of the vineyards our winemakers will welcome you to a cocktail which is followed by the wine dinner where a live band and a special show will entertain you. After dinner when coffee or tea is served we have the pleasure to introduce you to our newest premium product the “Pirom Brandy” a brandy produced 100 percent from wine grapes. Rates for this fun activity are 2,600 baht net per person, 4,500 baht net for 2 persons with a PB Membership Card, 6,250 baht net for 3 persons, children aged 4-12 years at half price. The rates also include a souvenir as well as entitled for special prices for wines in the shop (take home).

For more information: PB Valley Bangkok Office Tel: 02 262 0030 ext 107 The Great Hornbill Grill Tel: 036 226 415-6 Email: event@pbvalley.com


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U Sathorn Bangkok

U Sathorn Bangkok is located in a peaceful part of the capital where natural beauty sits alongside the hustle and bustle of this busy Bangkok district. Luxuriously appointed U Sathorn consists of 86 rooms featuring Superior, Superior Garden, Deluxe Garden and Suite accommodation in three low-rise wings set in a courtyard style surrounded by restful green areas with a swimming pool as the centerpiece. The overall design of this urban resort was conceived in a French Colonial style with a contemporary twist inspired by Sri Lankan Geoffrey Bawa who was regarded as one of the most influential Asian architects of the 20th century. The design breaks down the barriers between the inside and outside and between interior design and landscaped architecture which reduces the buildings to a series of delightfully conceived spaces separated by natural features.

J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain at U Sathorn Bangkok is destined to becoming a talking point among Bangkok’s gastronomes with its fresh and unique approach to eating out in a city with a gamut of first-class dining establishments to choose from. Conceived and created by Three Michelin Star recipient Jean-Michel Lorain with the kitchen being run under the watchful and exacting eye of Amerigo Sesti, who has trained with Jean-Michel and some of the most renowned chefs in the world, J’AIME brings a new element to meals by combining the very best in both innovative and classic French cuisine with the comfortable and cosseting service of the shared Asian table, giving families and friends the chance to sample a number of the delightful dishes on offer. U’s unique concept of service includes 24-hour room which will

allow guests to enjoy their room for a full 24 hours from arrival as well as breakfast whenever/wherever during their stay, international and local calls at cost, pre-selected amenities such as pillows, teas and soap which guests can select from the online U Choose program and much more. U Sathorn Bangkok is located on Sathorn Road, right in the middle of the business and shopping area and only 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The hotel is a short distance from Lumpini Park and the MRT with complimentary shuttle service to Lumpini Station.

U Sathorn Bangkok

105, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli Thung Maha Mek Sathorn, Bangkok Tel: 02 119 4888 Email: host@usathornbangkok.com www.usathornbangkok.com


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

MANTRA BAR & RESTAURANT The Gold Standard for Sunday Brunch

The term brunch is attributed not to an American, as popularly perceived, but to an Englishman, Guy Beringer, circa 1895. This gastro-visionary published an article entitled “Brunch: A Plea”, appealing for a post-church meal that did not involve the customary weighty meats and pies. Since then brunches have been elevated to an art form and come laden with gourmet treats and can also include free-flowing alcohol. No one does it better than Mantra. If you haven’t already visited Mantra do put it on your list of places to go. In fact, we recommend that for your first experience you make it the extraordinary Sunday brunch which is served here. Sunday brunch is a truly special time of the week. For a start it is about the only time when it’s socially acceptable to drink before noon! There are very few exceptions to this rule, so enjoy – it might even be illegal to brunch without a glass of something bubbly in hand. Another reason is that gorging is definitely allowed – encouraged actually. Think of it as two meals in one so doubling your intake of fuel is totally reasonable. Mantra’s famous brunch, prepared by Executive Chef Maurizio Susan and his team, focuses on its formula of world cuisine reflecting their around-the-world food philosophy. Chef staffed stations offer dishes from Japan, India, China, the Mediterranean plus the grill, lava stone and the well stocked fish tanks. It is an epicurean voyage, and an oenophile one if you add the wine buffet. Proceedings commence at 11 am until 3 pm every Sunday (the buffet is B.1690++ with the free-flow wine buffet at an additional B.1,490++) so take your time, wander through the live stations, enjoy a glass of something, prepare yourself, sit back and take in surroundings and then hit the cuisine of your choice. We started with the Fine de Claire oysters, shucked before your eyes and glistening in their sexy

molluscy way. They were absolutely delicious and accompanied by a splendid Pinot Grigio wine the perfect way to introduce our taste buds to the Mantra brunch experience. Coral pinkness of Alaskan crab legs, rock lobster, plump prawns, glistening New Zealand green lipped mussels all beckoned from their icy haven before we headed for the sushi/ sashimi bar where the countless choices were challenging: fresh sea bass, sea bream, tuna or octopus, California or smoked salmon rolls all vie for your selection alongside chilled sake to toast the uber-fresh jewels from the sea. More cold items from the Mediterranean antipasti table summon before the huge decision of which main course is deliberated. Here, tuna carpaccio nestles next to Parma ham and melon, Italian salamis and prosciutto, marinated grilled artichokes, capsicums and mushrooms languish in extra virgin olive oil next to verdant salads and pickles; a cornucopia of heavenly hors d’oeuvre. After a decent resting period (and another glass of Pinot Grigio) we moved on to the hot items. A meat fancier? Then turn to the lava stone grill where Angus beef sirloin or tenderloin steaks await your directions. Pork chops and lamb chops sit patiently anticipating culinary commands, while lingering temptingly at the back of the display was our choice: foie gras. It was lightly pan-fried and served on a brioche base and anointed with a red cherry emulsion. Why not go the next gastronomic mile, order truffle risotto and top it with the richness of foie gras and it’s truly a quick road to heaven? Apart from the prepared chafing dishes which invite selfselection, a whole gamut of dishes are cooked to order and served at your table. (Present the chef with one of the numbered cards on your table and it will appear a short time later).

Quite honestly, you name a gastronomic favourite and it’s here! Have I mentioned the Indian tandoori kitchen yet, or the pizzas, pasta or Chinese station with its dim sum and Peking duck pancakes served with a selection of Chinese pickled vegetables. We hadn’t eaten this delicacy for years and it didn’t disappoint; the duck was so tender it melted in the mouth while the crispy, sweet skin was sensational. Save room for dessert. Walk out into Mantra’s cool bar where the desserts have been laid. Just the sight of it will lead to waist-band widening! Evocative chocolate aromas attract as you step through door and there, centre stage, are not one but two (white and dark) chocolate fountains. Spear a fruit from the luxury assortment including strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, and raspberries and hold it under your chosen molten chocolate creating your own dream dessert. The whole room is a sugarista's reverie loaded with ice cream, mousses, crumbles, custards, pies and tartlettes all tantilisingly displayed and awaiting your selection. So indulge: pick a pre-dessert, a post dessert and spoil yourself with the sweetest finale to Mantra’s magnificent brunch. To sum up, Mantra is a world-class gourmet destination offering so many gastronomic multiple choices it will have you visiting time and again. It’s hands-across-the-world approach hits the spot in so many ways: not only is it a trendy and stylish place to go, it offers a wealth of global gastronomy served in an ambiance of cheery conviviality. Mantra’s Sunday brunch is from 11 am to 3 pm. Reservations recommended. Dress code applies. All credit cards accepted.

Mantra restaurant & bar Open daily from 6 pm till l am (The bar opens at 5 pm) Tel: 038 429 591 www.mantra-pattaya.com

MIXOLOG

Hotel Promotions

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INGREDIENTS MIXOLOGIST

Aueamdao “Oh” Timpromrat

SIGNATURE DRINK Bright Ears

BIO

An attractive bartender who enjoys mixing at Horizon.

Bright Ears

fresh pineapple fresh mango 1 oz rum 2 oz lime juice soda

GARNISH

sprig of mint leaves

HOW TO MIX

Muddle fresh pineapple and mango. Add rum, lime juice and shake well with ice. Pour soda up to top. Garnish with sprig of mint leaves.

GLASS TYPE Highball V420

Available at

Horizon restaurant & bar on Level 34, Hilton Pattaya


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F&B Promotions High Tea Buffet

Friday Thai Night Buffet

Prepare to want Pizza!

at Dusit Gourmet, Dusit Thani Pattaya

at Ginger & Lime Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Forno Traditional Italian Pizza, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa

Throughout March, indulge yourself in a High Tea Buffet featuring the sweetness of the chocolate array and savory items such as Grilled Bacon, Banana and Chocolate Spread Sandwich, Chicken Wings Coated in Mole Style Sauce. Price is 255 baht ++ per person inclusive of one hot or iced coffee/tea or chocolate drink. Available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. Dusit Gourmet is located at the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya.

Friday Thai Night Buffet showcases a wide variety of Thai cuisine and lots of live cooking stations. The buffet also features a vegetable carving show, flower arrangement demonstration, fun games and traditional Thai live shows. Available every Friday night from 6:30 to 11 pm at just 799 baht ++ per person. Ginger & Lime Restaurant is located within the calm and serene gardens of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information and reservations, please call 038 714 981.

For reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2476.

Irresistible Hours

Ladies Cocktail Night

at Car Bar, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

at Breeze Beach Club, Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya kicks off an irresistible night at Thailand’s nightlife capital with its special Happy Hours promotion at Car Bar located right by the hotel’s lobby. The tempting hours welcome you to try selected list of the bar’s flavorful signature cocktails from the teasingly-named Adios Matherfocker, Siam Infinity, Strawberry Thief and the flaming SOS Flame. Promotion is available daily from 7 to 9 pm at the price at 300 baht ++ per drink.

Every Thursday from 5 to 10 pm, it’s Ladies Cocktail Night, enlivened by free-flow cocktails, starting at just 250 baht. Male guests can also enjoy any local beer for 100 baht each. Breeze is open to both guests of the hotel as well as the general public daily from 8 am and can also be booked for private events. For more information and reservations, please contact Tel: 038 306 337 or e-mail: cgpx@chr.co.th.

For more information and reservation, please contact 038 930 600 or fbd@siamatpattaya.com.

Specialities of French touch from Burgundy at Fifty Five and Red Sky, Centara Grand CentralWorld

Extravaganza Foie Gras

Blue Sky Restaurant is offering an extravaganza of foie gras, prepared by Executive Chef Eric Berrigaud. The menu includes a delicious array of foie gras dishes for you to enjoy during March 3-24, 2015. Choose from seared kangaroo fillet with sautéed foie gras and caramelized shallots; gourmand salad “Perigourdine”; grilled foie gras “Didier Corlou” style; pan-seared foie gras, pear compote with balsamic sauce; and beef tenderloin “Rossini” Blue Sky style sautéed foie gras, Madeira truffle sauce. Prices range from 650 to 1,600 baht ++. Blue Sky Bar & Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Hotel. Open daily from 6 pm to 2 am.

A little slice of France has been created at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Fifty Five and Red Sky restaurant’s Chef de cuisine, Hugo Coudurier, has concocted a new, seasonally-inspired Burgundy tasting menu of five fabulous courses. You will start this luxury dining experience off with a Foie gras terrine paired with concorde grape and Meursault wine compote and then move onto Fricassée d’escargots with wild mushrooms, cream and parsley; then move onto Charolles veal stew with smoked bacon, caramelized pearl onions and Brillat-Savarin infused with Marc de Bourgogne. This culinary experience will be rounded off with ParisDijon crème praliné and roasted walnuts. Burgundy tasting menu is priced at 3,255 baht ++ per person for the entire set menu or try each course on an a la carte basis from now until March 31, 2015. Fifty Five and Red Sky restaurant are both open daily for dinner from 6 pm onwards.

For reservation, please contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4151 or email: fb_office@chr.co.th.

For information or reservations, please contact 02 100 6255 or email at diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

at Blue Sky Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Choose any of the following delicious Forno Italian style pizzas: Margarita, Prosciutto, Crudo di Parma, Vegetariana or Hawaiian, and enjoy the lunchtime price of 199 baht net for dine-in or takeaway. Deal is available from 12 to 4 pm daily. Forno is an authentic Italian pizza bistro in front of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. For more information, please contact 038 411 755.

Quintessentially Lanna Cuisine at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Throughout March and April, Elements is offering guests an authentic Northern Thai culinary experience with its special Quintessentially Lanna Cuisine menu. Lanna cuisine is the distinctive food style of Northern Thailand, originating from the Kingdom of Lanna, a golden era for Thai art and culture. Chef Somkid brings the ancient recipes back to life, ensuring they will hit your taste buds in a new and exciting way. Northerners do not go a single day without their nam prik noom chili dip, and at Elements you will enjoy the same tingling, authentic flavor that you’ll find at traditional outlets such as the renowned Warorot Market in Chiang Mai. Come and experience many more dishes with a divine blend of tastes and spices to deliver the truly delectable flavor of Lanna cuisine. Elements restaurant is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm, offering a bright and comfortable atmosphere in both air-conditioned and outdoor seating. For more information, please call 038 259 888.

Chinese Cuisines at Mantra Restaurant & Bar In March 2015, The Chronicles of Mantra Restaurant & Bar is proud to introduce Chef Thanom Boonyo, demi-chef de partie, an experienced master in many Chinese cuisines for over 20 years. As a young boy, he used to sneak into local Chinese restaurants through the backdoor to observe. What he saw inspired him to become a chef someday. As he grew older, he was finally granted permission to study cooking from several Hong Kong master chefs. The price starts from 270 baht to 3,200 baht, depending on the type of menu selected. For more information, please contact 038 429 591 or email@mantra-pattaya.com.

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


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

MoMo Café at Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya All-Day Global Dining Courtyard by Marriott is the sister brand of the 5-star titanic hospitality conglomerate, Marriott International. The Courtyard branding was introduced to provide business travellers with 4-star accommodation with emphasis on comfort, services and amenities. Naturally now it has been taken up by all savvy travellers and the hospitality brand has extended into the family market. Pattaya now boasts its first Courtyard hotel newly opened on December 10 and located right in the heart of the city in South Pattaya adjacent to Walking Street, Bali Hai and all the leisure facilities in this vibrant part of the city. Their signature eaterie is called MoMo Café. It offers all-day dining from the crack of dawn to 1 am with an interesting bistro menu where an extensive range of more innovative dishes are on offer. Executive Chef Jackie has devised a menu which reflects his globetrotting culinary career and

his enthusiasm for combining his love of Thai cuisine with international fusion techniques. Chef Jackie and his souschef A had already prepared a tasting menu for our table and once settled we were served Szechuan hot and sour chicken soup with the added twist of crispy noodles served separately. Always a favourite of ours, the soup contained all the requisite ingredients to make this famous dish zing with the taste of chili, tofu, spring onions, shiitake mushrooms and sliced chicken. We loved it. We were drinking the house Sauvignon Blanc from the vineyards of Hugo Casanova in Chile at B.300 per glass. More soups are available on the a la carte menu offering two Thai soups either Tom Yam or Tom Kha (both B.150) with the options of including chicken, seafood or prawns. Our second dish to hit the table was a signature of the kitchen and one of Chef Jackie’s innovative recipes, Quesadilla with prawns. Again, the kitchen’s

twist served this popular flour tortilla “open” or flat and not folded as is usually the case. Loaded with cheese and spinach spiced with jalapeno and then smothered in prawns it worked exceedingly well. The daily menu offers this signature Mexican dish with a whole host of additional extras to make your bespoke quesadilla your own. With the basic tortilla priced at B.190, extra toppings such as anchovies, salami, pepperoni, bacon, pineapple and more are only B.30 to B.40 per serving. Each day there is a special and on the night we visited it was a salmon fusion served in a green curry sauce with noodles. This popular curry is such an adaptable sauce it makes friends easily with Western elements. Burgers and sandwiches especially the house MoMo Burger and signature club sandwich are popular sellers here along with the chicken satay, and spring rolls. Voodoo wings (spicy chicken wings with cucumber sticks and a blue cheese dip (B.180) are also much ordered items along with baked potatoes topped with cheese gratinee and a variety of toppings. The Thai menu is interesting and either authentic or devised with MoMo flourishes, for example Pla Salmon Tod which presents crispy fried salmon with lemongrass and a roasted chili paste dressing or Som Tam Thai with grilled prawns or marinated chicken. Other favourite dishes include Khao Phad, Pla Jian Nam Dang (steamed sea bass in ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil (B.320). To conclude our chef’s tasting menu our dessert was then served. Two crisp banana spring rolls appeared resting in a puddle of coconut and burnt palm sugar sauce sprinkled

Quesadilla

Hot and Sour Soup with Noodles

Crispy Banana Roll with Palm Sugar Coconut Sauce with black sesame seeds. Sweet, decadent and totally delicious we were all too soon staring into our “licked clean plates” and congratulating the chef. Our MoMo experience was delightfully concluded with glasses of black pepper tea made from bael or golden apples. The service at MoMo Café is swift and professional and the prices affordably in the medium range. With 132 rooms on 7 floors these items will,

Hotel Promotions Special Room Promotion for Pattaya Music Festival 2015 Amari Pattaya is proud to be part of the world-famous concert, Pattaya Music Festival 2015, on March 20-22, 2015. We are offering music lovers a 10 percent discount on top of the internet rate and free room upgrade in both buildings (Amari Ocean Pattaya and Amari Garden Pattaya) by simply filling in the promo code: MUSIC15 at www.amari.com. This promo code is bookable from now for any stay from March 19-23, 2015. For more information, please contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418.

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa surprises Discovery Thailand Escape to Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa with the best deal ever in Discovery Thailand 2015 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center – Booths P218-P220, from March 5-8, 2015. Visitors to Discovery Thailand will experience the utmost in special room rates from 3,000 baht net, which are designed exclusively to serve all travelers’ lifestyle. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 or email: pattayamarriott@minor.com.

we’re sure, fly off the room service menu and with more promotional cuisine soon to be added to the menu, MoMo is sure to become a popular meeting place for guests, locals and visitors. MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya Situated at the junction of the Bali Hai flyover Open from 6 am to 1 am Tel: 038 418 333 www.courtyardpattaya.com


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A different approach to control your weight by Thonglor Clinic

The homeopathic approach is a safe and natural approach to weight control and body contouring. Homeopathic principles of teaching the body to heal itself are well documented. Weight loss always involves the issue of skin tightening. As the weight drops, sometimes the skin loses some of its elasticity because it has been stretched for too long. Omeoformula preparations address this problem and provide a natural detoxification at the same time, returning you to a healthier, thinner self. Another complaint of weight loss is the lack of energy that often comes with dieting. We have less energy as the calories are reduced; the metabolic pathways tend to go into a sluggish mode. Omeoformula preparations help to control these energy fluctuations by teaching the body’s metabolic clock to keep on ticking at an optimal speed. The metabolic stimulation also helps to prevent disease by maintaining perfect balance in your system. What is Omeoformula 1-2-3? Omeoformula 1-2-3 is the answer for people who are looking for best method to lose weight safely and get healthy at the same time. Omeoformula 1-2-3, based on homeopathy, is a natural healing method found by Dr. Samuel Hannemann in Germany 200 years ago. Since then, homeopathy has been spreading and is well accepted

because of its efficacy without side effects for those of all ages and genders throughout all European countries and America. Omeoformula 1-2-3 treatment is based on natural ingredients such as multi-vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and cell extracts of different excretory, vascular, muscular, and hormonal systems. All these ingredients must be prepared trough homeopathic procedures; multiple dilutions are done with potentiation processes. A common saying in homeopathy is “LIKE cures LIKE.” This means that by recognizing the cause of the problem and its physical source, we can use the same element to cure it by diluting it into the minimum strength. In effect being a similar method as a vaccination! How does Omeoformula 1-2-3 works? Omeoformula 1-2-3 helps to reduce weight to firm the areas and works to detoxify your body at the source of the problem. Every natural ingredient in Omeoformula 1-2-3 will act in a different phase and work systemically to synergize each other into the best possible effects. The four-phase action of Omeoformula 1-2-3 is: 1-Detoxification is the most important procedure to eliminate and release all waste and toxins from the body. These accumulate and are caught in our bodies, leading to obesity and excess weight gain, fat deposits, and cellulite.

Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help supporting the functionality of physiological pathways of the liver, kidney, and lymphatic systems through a detoxifying process. The fewer toxins in our body, the better you can lose weight and healthier you are. 2-Increased metabolism is the second mode of action; Omeoformula 1-2-3 will accelerate these metabolic processes. The better your metabolic systems works, the better fat can be burned. 3-Good circulation will help transport all those nutrients in the blood to damaged cells. Thus, cells can regenerate themselves and health is returned. Nutrition and Cell therapy is the third mode of action with Omeoformula 1-2-3. This is achieved by supplying nutrients to the cells in the right quantities and proper sequence so that all cells can repair themselves and health can then be restored. 4-Restructuring is the fourth action of Omeoformula 1-2-3. After all the cells in the body are provided with all nutrients and cell tissues the needed, they will reorder themselves naturally. Your body will be rebalanced and recharge itself into top form. Your immune system will be strengthened to fight intrusive toxins and diseases. Your body will learn to eliminate fat and defend itself from being attacked by free radicals and the unhealthy environment–finally keeping you in good shape and healthier forever.

How many Omeoformula 1-2-3 sessions are needed to produce good results? As there are many factors to weight gain, and each individual is different, the results of each treatment will vary in accordance with the individual and his/ her build. Omeoformula 1-23 will help adjust the balance of your body by detoxifying, accelerating metabolism and blood circulation, supplying nutrition, and rejuvenating the whole body so that it can easily fight the causes of weight gain. The more efficiently your body can burn calories, the slimmer you will be. All these processes will happen naturally without any ill effects. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help you

get rid of fatty deposits and keep you healthy forever. Look better, feel better! Each session consists of painless injections in problem areas and follow acupuncture lines. Omeoformula 1-2-3 is a natural based-treatment procedure that helps in reducing and adjusting your weight excellently and for the long term. We recommend that you take a weekly course of 7 to 10 times sessions, followed by 1 or 2 times a month after the course is finished to help maintain good results. Please consult expert physician before taking treatment. For more information contact Thonglor Clinic 038 252 055.


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Spa Promotions Special opening offer

Sugar: The sweet poison

at Luminous Spa, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya With purchase of Luminous Signature Massage (90 minutes), priced at 3,500 baht net, get free steam or sauna for 15 minutes and any choice of body scrub for 30 minutes. Luminous Spa is located on the 4th floor of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya and is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm. To make a reservation, please contact Tel: 038 933 888 or visit www.capedararesort.com.

Summer Skin Renewal with Filipino-style Ube Ice Cream Scrub at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Ahead of the sizzling summer season, Devarana Spa has prepared a new ice cream scrub inspired by the much-loved, famous Filipino ice cream called “ube.” This newly created recipe first refreshes skin with a cooling sensation at a temperature of approximately 15–20 degrees Celsius. The scrub then renews dull summer skin with its potent mixture of potatoes, taro and oatmeal. All these ingredients combined will deliver soft and supple skin with a radiant summer glow. Ube Ice Cream Scrub treatment is available at all Devarana Spas in Thailand for 2,100 baht ++ from March 1 to April 30, 2015. For more information, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

The Perfect Duo at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Indulge in an ultimate relaxation heaven and experience two blissful treatments in a remarkable 120-minute spa package: 60-minute Soothing Cucumber Body Wrap and 60-minute Body or Facial Massage of your choice. The price is 4,200 baht net per person or 7,500 baht net per couple. Amburaya Spa is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. For more information, please call 038 259 888.

Springtime is in full bloom at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Love at first scent. Enhance your chosen massage technique with exotic botanical butter with lovely hints of rose, champee and frangipani flowers. Here is one treat to revive yourself and get your glow on. Book a two-hour treatment and receive a 10 percent discount and complimentary limited edition perfume gift.

by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen

Recommended sugar intake by World Health Organization (WHO) is 6 teaspoons a day. World sugar consumption is higher than recommended, and Thailand ranks the highest sugar consumer in ASEAN. Sugar is the simple carbohydrate which supplies energy to our body. It can be classified by the molecular size, the speed of digestion and absorption.

Sugar is everywhere! In addition to the sweets and desserts that have sugar added directly, “hidden sugar” is also found in almost every kind of food, especially the refined starches which are finally digested into small sugar and absorbed quickly. Refined starches are found mostly in processed foods, white rice, white bread, pastries, pasta, noodles, etc. The toxic truth about sugar Sugar can be highly addictive, just like drugs. Any leftover or excess sugar in the body is stored as fat. Long-term excessive sugar consumption affects various body systems and often results in greater risks of various chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, among many others. Even cancer cells feed on sugar higher than normal cells, according to Nobel Prize winner in medicine Dr. Otto Warburg. VCaps® Plus Hypromellose Capsules 100% Vegetarian Product A 100% vegetarian product free from animal ingredients using imported vegetable capsule Vcaps® Plus from the world’s leading capsule company Capsugel® USA. Active Ingredients (each capsule contains) Mulberry Leaf Extract (white mulberry) 300 mg Seaweed Extract and Grape Seed Extract (TM) 75 mg (Brown Seaweed Extract 60%, White Grape Seed Extract 40%) Suggested Use Take 2 capsules, 15 minutes before a meal. Not suitable for those who are allergic to seaweed and iodine content. Highlights • Inhibit 3 important digestive enzymes, reducing the absorption of small sugar molecules, starch, and fatty acids • Contains both unique ground plant and marine polyphenols • Support healthy blood sugar and caloric management • 100% natural ingredients are mainly imported from France • 100% vegetarian product with vegetarian capsule (Vcaps® Plus) • Free from animal ingredients, lactose, gluten and preservatives • Use premium grade ingredients under proprietary license • Clinically tested in humans for its safety and efficacy • Test results show no side effects on excretion, flatulence and gas • High safety with the test results showing no adverse effects on the liver enzyme function (AST and ALT).

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact 038 418 418 ext 840 or visit www.breeze-spa.com.

AMAZING THAILAND: THE FARANG’S GUIDE FOR GOOD LIVING IN THE LAND OF SMILES By BRAD WALKER 9786167841021 This book tells the stories of what the author, Brad Walker, has done and learned about living in a country not of your birth or background and many things you should know both before you make such a move and after you do. This book is practically informative, advising on working, doing business, eating habits, transportation, communication, and other difficulties one might face as an expatriate in the Land of Smiles. For those of you who are seriously thinking of settling in the kingdom, you will find useful advice on dating and marrying a Thai, moving to Thailand, living, learning about Thai culture and language, do’s and don’ts, perks and quirks of living in Thailand, etc. All of these written in a funny vein.

White Mulberry Leaf Extract (Morus alba L.) The medicinal use of mulberry leaf was introduced 2,000 years ago in traditional Chinese medicine and cultivated around the world. There are over 150 species of mulberry with various pharmarcological effects. The best premium white mulberry leaf extract has unique active substances such as: 1-Deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) • DNJ inhibits the alpha-glucosidase enzyme, thus reduces the digestion of small sugar molecule in the digestive tract and excrete the excess sugar out of the body. • DNJ has been reported to affect the higher breakdown of glucose in the liver, resulting in better control of blood sugar as well. Resveratrol & oxyresveratrol • Very potent anti-aging substances. Help stimulate “SIRT1 Gene” (longevity gene), thereby extending the cell life cycle, stimulating, the apoptosis of damaged cells, reducing insulin resistance and reducing blood cholesterol levels. Brown Seaweed Extract (Ascophyllum nodosum) There are over 2,000 species of brown seaweed worldwide. Ascophyllum nodosum is rich in minerals, amino acids and unique marine phytochemicals as it is popularly consumed and used in a world’s top cosmetic brand. The premium brown seaweed extract is under the proprietary license with active substances as follows: Phlorotannins A. nodosum synthesizes the polyphenols called phlorotannins with unique properties. • Inhibit the digestion of starch and fat, reduce caloric intake • Clinical study shows body weight and fat mass reduction • Develop defense mechanism to withstand sea environmental conditions, thus providing substances that stimulate immune system, anti UV radiation, antifungal, antimicrobial and antioxidant Marine Mineral Richness Rich in minerals > 10 percent with high natural iodine. Support the thyroid hormone function and stimulate the use of energy and fat burning. White Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) The white grape Vitis vinifera of France is premium quality known to produce the world famous wines. Grape seed is rich in the active substance oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). OPCs are highly biologically active antioxidants with good absorption into every body cell. The antioxidant power of OPCs is 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E. Vcaps® Plus is available at Nicha Clinic.

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FLASHPOINTS - EXPORT EDITION: THE EMERGING CRISIS IN EUROPE By GEORGE FRIEDMAN 9780385539722 In Flashpoints, George Friedman begins with a fascinating history of the events leading up to the horrific wars that nearly tore apart Western civilization—killing over 100 million people on the “civilized” European continent. Modern-day Europe, and the formation of the European Union, were designed to minimize the built-in geopolitical tensions that led to catastrophic war, but as Friedman shows with a mix of history and cultural analysis, those plans have failed. “Flashpoints” are now simmering as dangerously as in the early twentieth century. Zeroing in on half a dozen locations, borderlands, and cultural dynamics, George Friedman does what few historians can—he explains precisely how certain trends are unstoppable, and what the future holds . . . both in terms of conflict and also opportunity.


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Vol. 03 No. 05 | Mar 1-15, 2015

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

The Silent Men – The Mirror Trap

Chappie

Cinderella

“We’ve become dispensable, a generation lost, pack your bags we’re moving out, there’s not a place for us.” It’s a rallying call from a band with a voice, born and bred in Dundee, Scotland, known as The Mirror Trap. Fronted by the polemic Gary Moore, with Ben Doherty on bass, Paul Markie and Mikey McFarlane on guitar and Paul Reilly on drums, The Mirror Trap have been together writing music in Scotland and releasing records for the last couple of years. They self-released an album Stay Young back in February 2014 and now are ready to head further afield armed with a huge array of defiant, catchy songs. The new self-produced EP, The Silent Men, will be released on Monday, March 2, 2015 on A Happy Death Recordings featuring three new tracks, including lead track ‘Little Ease’ and political anthem ‘Silent Men’ along with two tracks from Stay Young. The EP acts both to introduce their music to a wider audience and give hints of what is to come from their album released later this year. Pre-order the EP from iTunes. Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

March 4, 2015 Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley Neill Blomkamp Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell Action | Thriller

In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writer Genre

March 12, 2015 Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter Kenneth Branagh Chris Weitz Adventure | Drama

A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant stepdaughter who wins the heart of a prince.

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

The Game Changer: MAZDA 2 Clean Diesel Turbo Power >> from L1 For the Mazda 2 caravan drivers it’s coffee time at the Doi Tung terrace. Iced latte, cappuccino, and double shot espressos. Down below on the slopes the immaculate, multicolor Mae Fah Luang Garden and I drink coffee. “Espresso, double shot, please”. Our whistle-stop Mazda 2 caravan moves on. Downhill, rapidly negotiating tight curves. The yellow sign reads: Use Low Gear! Suddenly the walkie-talkie from the leader car sounds: “Watch out for the pickup on the right, two bicycles and a slow green bus at the left. Right turn 300 meters!” I am enjoying every moment driving my top-of-the-line Mazda 2 XD Sports High Plus. Price: 790,000 baht. I like the fat leather-wrapped steering wheel. Interior: black interior cowhide upholstery with red stitching and stripes. On top of the dashboard a 7-inch iPad-style infotainment display. In the center console a control knob similar to BMW’s iDrive, Mazda calls it MZD connect. There’s something premium European, German about this new Japanese Mazda. Handling, brakes and the power delivery is impressive with tons of torque. And, of course I love the diesel engine concept. I never call them oil burners. That is derogatory!

This is a clean high-tech diesel motor with claimed fuel consumption of 26.3 km/l. Well done Mazda R&D. Chapeau! 12:30 Lunch at Ying Ping, best restaurant en route. The cuisine is Yunnan type. Plenty of tasty pork, beef and a variety of vegetables, Yunnanese noodles, hot and sour soups and omelet. After lunch we swap cars. Now, I am driving the four-door sedan, or saloon, if you like. Mazda XD: The entry level model: 675,000 baht. Less comfort features, luxuries but the same amazing 105 hp 1.5-liter diesel mated to responsive a 6-speed gearbox with manual (+) (-) mode. Next stop: near Chiang Saen, Mae Fah Luang Foundation’s Hall of Opium museum. On display impressive exhibits documenting the 5,000-year history of opium (Papaver somniferum). The poppy cultivation and production. Opium dens and a variety of drug paraphernalia. Opium, heroin addicts, smuggling stunts involving stuffed animals, wooden legs and hair pieces. Back in the driver’s seat for the last leg back to Le Meridien, Chiang Rai. The scenic road along the banks of the legendary, grey wide Mekong River. I see long, sturdy wooden cargo

and passengers vessels flying Thai and Lao flags. Opposite shore the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos. Over there Burma, these days called Myanmar. And right in the middle of the Golden Triangle, Kingdom of Thailand. The caravan moves on. We leave the mighty Mekong in the late afternoon breeze. Goodbye Mekong, farewell Chiang Saen. Direction Chiang Rai, Le Meridien.

As we approach we encounter dense urban rush hour traffic. Stop and go. But with Mazda’s i-STOP start fuel is saved up 10 percent. 17:00 Return to Le Meridien. Light snack and test drive evaluation followed by a lively Q&A session in Thai, Japanese and English. 18:00 Dinner in the Garden. Adieu Le Meridien Chiang Rai. 20:25 Departure from CEI by Thai Smile.

21:45 Arrive BKK Suvarnabhumi airport. I climb aboard a yellow taximeter powered by CNG, Compressed Natural Gas. I can tell it by the smell. “Take me home Nawamin road, please”. Conclusion: The new Mazda 2 compact diesel in hot hatch or saloon version, three trim levels from 675,000 to 730,000 baht. This new Mazda is a game changer in terms of styling, clean diesel technology, performance and fuel consumption. “The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life’s work complete” – Rudolf Diesel (1850-1910) Mazda 2 XD Sports High Plus AT Power: 105 hp Torque: 250 Nm Transmission: 6 speed automatic Top speed: 170 kph Fuel consumption combined: 23 kpl Price: 790,000 baht www.mazda.co.th


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Seven Seas Cote d’Azur

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Trusted Pattaya developer Universal Group will start the showroom viewing of their most iconic project yet, Seven Seas Cote d’Azur, on March 7, 2015.

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Seven Seas Cote d’Azur, located on Na Jomtien 4 Road, will bring the stylish and exclusive luxury of Cannes and Nice and all the glamour of Saint Tropez and Monte Carlo right here to Pattaya City. This luxury resort will feature marinas with glamorous yachts, beach clubs, a golf playground, private beaches, a Place des Festivals (film festivals, jazz, shows) and an exclusive boulevard-style shopping promenade with French restaurants, cafes, bistros and delicatessens to transport you to the chic and elegant south of France. For more information, contact 038 074 625, 099 240 0030 or visit www.universalthailand.com.

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Property

Pattaya’s Land Prices On the Move! I can remember writing in an April article back in 2006 that Pattaya’s land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’! Even though land prices had already gone up considerably over the couple of years leading up to 2006, many local and foreign speculators were banking on land prices becoming even more expensive—rising sharply during the year 2007. Little did they know at that time that the world economic crisis was just around the corner, and you would have thought that was the end of Thailand’s ‘Dream Run’ on escalating land prices. But did we see land prices go down? No! Did we see land prices level out? No! In fact, land prices haven’t missed a beat over the last 12 years and all indications are that prices will continue going up! Yes, the Pattaya area has been experiencing a steady increase in residential and commercial development which is exerting upward pressure on land prices.

The continuing condominium building frenzy has brought the area a good number of new condominium buildings as well as residential housing developments, both of which have experienced positive sales in the past, thus continuing to make vacant land prices go even higher. The construction and development momentum found throughout Pattaya and the entire Eastern Seaboard seems to magically keep its momentum in one sector or another within the residential and hotel/resort industries. We have seen housing development go up and down and go east and now south. We have seen the condo market go from large luxury sizes to very small units. We have seen the hospitality sector first going through a phase of serviced apartments and then into a full-blown hotel boom. We have seen buyers plunking down the British pound (from

2003 to 2008), and then it was the Thai baht, and the Russian ruble, and now we are seeing cashready mainland Chinese with lots of yuan to invest in residential properties and hotels/resorts. This great rise in foreign investment and vacant land pricing over the past decade or more has occurred in spite of the civil disturbances, red shirts/yellow shirts, SARS, terrorists in the south, massive flooding, military coup and take over and even the tsunami! These major events have given way to an even more powerful influence…the strategic planning and financial support being made by the Thai government within the Pattaya-Eastern Seaboard area’s industrial and tourism sector, which is teeming with signs of progress. The modern Suvarnabhumi Airport is ten times larger than Bangkok’s Don Muang airport, only an hour plus from Pattaya and it is one of the larger airports in the world.

Pattaya’s Land Prices On the Move! And those land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’!

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

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.

Suvarnabhumi, having been open now for almost ten years, is a fabulous addition to an already thriving tourist business and it is a sure bet to continue bringing in larger and larger numbers of tourists and increased interest in the Pattaya-Eastern Seaboard area. Three Polo Clubs, the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, a huge, 100-rai water park at Silverlake and a queue is forming of the most respected international hotels poised to move in to grace our beachfronts… are just a few of the many dynamic happenings in our area that insure our sound future. Does the presence of these world-class accommodations, entertainment venues and tourist destinations have an affect on real estate and land prices in the area? Absolutely! So, whether you are considering buying a small plot on which to build your own dream home, or a serious developer looking to purchase a large beachfront parcel for a luxury condominium or housing project… you might strongly consider buying now! Why now? Looking back just a few years in and around the greater Pattaya area will help you understand how land prices have arrived at this point… and just where land prices are heading. Today in the Jomtien Beach area, they are selling land parcels on Beach Road for a minimum 70 to 80 million baht a rai for 10 to 25 rai parcels with a couple small (less than a rai) parcels in the busiest part of Jomtien Beach and on Beach Road going for over 100 million baht a rai. Back in 2011, a 19-rai parcel directly on Jomtien Beach Road sold for about 25 million baht per rai. Back in 2011 those land parcels that were selling for around 20 to 25 million baht per rai then had more than doubled in price in just a few years since 2006! That’s more than a 500 percent increase from 2006 to 2015, and

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

we are already seeing much higher asking prices because, quite frankly, we are running out of beachfront land parcels! Going south from Pattaya along the sea and in the interior such as Huay Yai is where so much development has begun. Several luxury housing developments featuring beachfronts are priced as high as 128 million baht (Baan Talay Thewa). That’s over 3 million U.S. dollars! As a result of developments like this, there is purchasing and building activity all the way down to the Bangsaray Beach area and up into the Bangsarey Hills. Land parcel prices have risen in the Na Jomtien-Bangsaray Beach area and at a good rate of increase as well, with very few beachfront land plots still available. Another outstanding area to watch very closely is just east of Bangsaray Beach, the Buddha Mountain and Buraran Hills areas with the Silver Lake Vineyards and Winery leading the way to unprecedented growth. Gorgeous sea-view properties in the Bangsarey Hills area that were selling as low as 250,000 baht per rai around 1997 started their rise to about 350,000 baht in 2003, 600,000 baht in 2004, and by April 2006 as high as 1 to 1.5 million baht, and in 2011 for about 2 to 2.5 million baht a rai-doubling or tripling every couple of years. Prices are even higher today with one rai plots now selling in the Basngsarey Hills and Silverlake areas for around 3 to 6 million baht depending on the number of rai in the parcel. Yes Pattaya-area land prices have not stopped climbing for a single minute with the Buraran Hills and Silverlake areas being two of the great success stories here on the Eastern Seaboard. In spite of everything from the tsunami to last year’s military takeover, the PattayaEastern Seaboard area is enjoying unprecedented increases in land prices, and everything points to continued robust interest from abroad, making foreign investment in vacant land extremely attractive. Yes, land prices are definitely ‘On the Move’ and Pattaya’s land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’! Now that’s an investment you can bet on!

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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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

Divorce in Thailand What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce in Thailand? Uncontested divorce is the termination of marriage by mutual consent. Contested divorce is when one or both spouses do not agree with the terms of the separation or have broken the marriage agreement. While a couple may agree to divorce, things could become complicated and can be contested when it comes to some important conjugal matters such as child custody and sharing of properties. What are grounds for divorce? - One spouse has committed adultery - One spouse is guilty of misconduct - One spouse has seriously harmed or tortured the body or mind of the other - One spouse has deserted the other for more than 1 year - One spouse has been imprisoned for more than 1 year - The spouses have voluntarily lived separately for more than 3 years - One spouse has disappeared for more than 3 years - One spouse has failed to give proper maintenance and support to the other - One spouse has been an insane person for more than 3 years continuously and such insanity is hardly curable so that the continuance of marriage cannot be expected - One spouse has broken a bond of good behavior executed by him or her - One spouse is suffering from a communicable and dangerous incurable disease and may cause injury to the other - One spouse has a physical disadvantage so as to be permanently unable to cohabit as husband and wife What are the advantages of uncontested divorce in Thailand? The procedure is typically faster and cheaper as there is no need for a representation in court while preserving both parties’ privacy. There is less emotional stress involved to both parties, as well as to their children and respective families as it enables the couple to end their marriage in a civilized manner. You lose control of the divorce process once the matter is turned over to a judge to decide. The judge may come up with an arrangement that neither of you will be comfortable with. He may also come up with a property settlement where you lose things that were more valuable to you. How do we file an uncontested divorce in Thailand? Uncontested divorce is possible only if the couple has no disagreements over children or property. Filing for uncontested divorce is as simple as registering your marriage and the process can be completed in one day at the local

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Cash doesn’t pay!

district office. There is no need to have a ground for divorce. The couple’s mutual decision to end the marriage is enough. This must be made in writing with at least two witnesses. Relevant documents shall be presented, proper forms must be completed, and important questions must be answered, then a divorce certificate will be issued by the registrar office. This type of divorce only applies if the couple is married in Thailand. Marriages outside the Thai jurisdiction who wish to file for a divorce in Thailand shall have to go through the court system. What must our divorce agreement contain? A settlement or divorce agreement contains provisions regarding the terms of sharing of assets, child custody and support, alimony, and other important matters. It is recommended that you decide these matters beforehand and formalize them in a divorce contract. This will guarantee that there are no disagreements before you go to the registration office. The details of the divorce conditions shall be specified in the divorce registration. In case of uncontested divorce, can my lawyer appear on my behalf? No. Each party must be physically present before the officer to make a personal declaration of their intention to divorce. Who shall determine the concerns regarding maintenance of children upon divorce? In the case of divorce by mutual consent, an arrangement shall be made and contained in the agreement of divorce as to who–both or either spouse–will contribute to the maintenance of the children and the amount of such contribution. In the case of divorce by judgment of the court or in case the agreement of divorce contains no provisions concerning the maintenance of the children, the determination shall be made by the court. How will marital property and debts be shared between the parties? Marital property is anything acquired during the course of marriage by way of gift, purchase, or inheritance. Personal property is anything acquired before the marriage. When a couple divorces in Thailand, all marital property is divided equally, and personal property remains that of each individual. If both parties agree to the terms then the proceedings are not complicated. However, if the couple cannot agreeably settle the property distribution issues, the court will have to resolve the issues based on Thai laws. Common debts incurred shall be of equal liability between the couple upon termination of the marriage. When does a contested and uncontested divorce case take effect? In a case where a marriage has been registered according to law, divorce by mutual consent takes effect from the time of registration. If all documentation is in order, the divorce can be completed and registered in one day. Divorce by judgment of the court takes effect on and from the time when the judgment becomes final, however, such judgment may not be set up to the prejudice to the rights of third persons acting in good faith unless the divorce has been registered. Is it possible to change from a contested to uncontested divorce? Yes. The filing party or both parties may withdraw the contested divorce case anytime and file an uncontested divorce instead.

With the likelihood of only a very gradual increase in the historically low interest rates of many developed economies, deposit account holders are, in many cases, receiving a rate less than half that of inflation! Watching the value of your money slowly depreciate is a wearing process. There is a huge variety of alternative options available, but sorting the financial wheat from the chaff is no mean feat. Most of us are looking for a low risk, reasonable return. Doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? Nonetheless, the fact is that consistent, worthwhile returns with a low risk profile are few and far between. The problem is that, in most cases, in order to achieve better rates, the traditional school of thought says one needs to move away from the alleged safety of bank deposits, all the way to equities (shares), with sovereign and corporate bonds being somewhere between the two, offering a less volatile alternative, but with, historically, much lower potential returns. Rather than direct investment in equities, there are managed funds that spread their exposure across a variety of shares, with the intention of smoothing out the bumps along the way, the better of these offerings have fared well. Not only are there ‘managed’ funds that are spread across the equity sectors and markets, there are also similarly managed propositions that are referred to as ‘multi-asset’ funds that hold selected worldwide equities, fixed interest, alternative investments and cash, where necessary. The various assets held by these funds provide a broadening of the investment, further reducing the risk profile. It has always been accepted wisdom that if you hold onto to ‘blue chip’ stock for 10 years, you could be assured of a good return on your capital, whether or not you bought at a peak and/or sold in a trough. There is still some truth in that maxim despite the mayhem that’s prevailed in the world’s financial system over the last six or seven years. For example, if you look at London’s FTSE 100 index, on the February 24, 2005 the index was at: 4,972.10. As of February 24, 2015, it stands at: 6,912.16. All this is fine as long as you don’t need income, above dividends, throughout the 10 years and you can cope with the interim fluctuations of the share prices. Nonetheless it has to be said, for long-term capital growth, quality equities have an important place. Since the upheaval in the world’s financial system, fund managers have also had to come up with real alternatives for the millions of people looking for decent growth and/or income from their capital. This has resulted in funds that are linked to sectors where demand far exceeds supply, into the middle distance. Such funds mushroomed out of enterprise and necessity and have provided a stable, worthwhile investment for many throughout the general market turmoil that has existed over recent years. Unconnected to the stock markets and benefitting from increasing demand from their particular sectors, many of these offerings have been a real boon to those of us partially, or wholly dependent on growth and/ or income from capital. 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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Business News IMPACT spearheads promotion of CONSTECH Dusit Thani Pattaya receives MICE Certification Recognition 2015 ahead of ASEAN integration Leading exhibition organizer IMPACT predicts CONSTECH 2015 will be the biggest yet, as it prepares to host the industry’s leading show from March 27-29, 2015 at Hall 7-8, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. Showcasing construction industry’s latest innovations and stateof-the-art technology, the organizer expects to attract a wide range of partners from neighboring countries. In association with the Thailand Concrete Association (TCA), IMPACT will incorporate a special space to feature Concrete Technology at the event, and revealed an expected jump in overall revenue, as interest in the industry spikes to an all-time high. Commenting on the anticipated success of the event, Pornphan Bulner, director of IMPACT Exhibition Organizer, IMPACT Exhibition

Management Co., Ltd. revealed: “With full implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community this year, now is the perfect time for all stakeholders to consider cross-border collaboration. In this environment, after being appointed by the Thai Contractors Association under His Majesty the King’s Patronage (TCA) to manage the CONSTECH 2015 exhibition, IMPACT conducted road shows to promote the events across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and Myanmar. Entrepreneurs, dealers, importers, and enthusiasts both from Thailand and overseas have confirmed their attendance at what will be the biggest

event of the year for the industry. “CONSTECH 2015 will be a complete showcase of world-class machinery, equipment, and technology for the construction and mining industries. This will be a not-to-bemissed opportunity for entrepreneurs, property owners, engineers, and innovations enthusiasts to experience new technology that will benefit their business development and cost management, and help them deal with significant issues currently facing the industry, such as workforce shortage. Alongside the exhibition, there will be international seminars about the world’s most pressing construction issues, with up-to-the-minute insights from the sector’s leading thinkers. Over 20,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor space has been dedicated to the exhibitions.

“We are so glad to see that a wide range of international exhibitors have embraced the opportunity, featuring in pavilions including the German Pavilion, Taiwan Pavilion, and Chinese Pavilion, plus displays by a number of the world’s leading brands such as Hitachi backhoes and Putzmeister, Zoomlion Everdigm concrete pumpers, and many more.” This year, the event will include an additional zone – the Concrete Feature Zone – where the most comprehensive range of concrete products and technology will be displayed. In addition, there will be a seminar on “Techniques for Infrastructure Monitoring and

Maintenance” by TCA. The seminar will see participation of distinguished guest speakers including Associate Professor Dr. Pichai Nimityongskul from TCA and Dr. Sun Sayamipuk from SN Engineering Co., Ltd. Moreover, Aekkarin Luangwilai from the Expressway Authority of Thailand will discuss the maintenance of via ducts and bridge structures, while Dr. Thanasak Wongthanacharoen of the Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport will share the latest cuttingedge thinking about concrete quality control for mega projects. Leading concrete companies like CPAC and others will also attend the seminar. The event will take place in conjunction with the election of the president and committee of the Thai Contractors Association under His Majesty the King’s Patronage (TCA) to refresh the outgoing team, whose term ends in March. The new president and committee will be then introduced to entrepreneurs and professionals in the industry at the same time as the association’s policy announcement. As the industry’s leading and most dynamic show, CONSTECH 2015 is expected to attract over 5,000 visitors from Thailand and neighboring countries. IMPACT has spearheaded a fresh approach to ensuring the event’s success through promotion via road shows in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Recently, the Cambodia Contractor’s Association invited IMPACT to promote CONSTECH in Cambodia as well. Those interested can register in advance to attend the event via www. thailandconstech.com. For more information, please contact Pasin Chantaratim Tel: 02 833 5315 or e-mail: pasinc@impact.co.th.

Hilton Pattaya receives recognition in 2014 World Travel Awards Hilton Pattaya has been named the winner of World’s Leading Design Hotel at the 2014 World Travel Awards, which has been voted by tourists from all over the world. “The World’s Leading Design Hotel 2014 has set Hilton Pattaya on the world stage in terms of design and innovation and the hotel is delighted to emerge victorious,”said Rudolf Troestler, general manager, Hilton Pattaya. “In 2013, we succeeded by being Asia’s Leading Design Hotel. In 2014, we are extremely thrilled to be named the winner of the World’s Leading Design Hotel 2014 as the competition was stiff – Royal Adam and Eve Hotel and Resorts in Turkey had won six years in a row. I am proud that Hilton Pattaya’s unique exterior and stylish interiors won the votes of

Noppamas Chaiwongyat (right), director of MICE Sales represented Dusit Thani Pattaya in accepting the plaque of recognition on behalf of the hotel’s achievement as a Certified MICE Operator and Venue during a ceremony held in Bangkok and presided over by Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya (left), VP of Administration and Strategic Support of the Thai Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). Dusit Thani Pattaya was among the 42 certified MICE establishments that passed all requirements and credentials to be listed under the MICE Venue Approved List that aims to better position Thailand in the ASEAN region as a premier destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

Andrew Jordan named VP of Construction for Raimon Land Raimon Land PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Jordan as its new vice president of Construction. As construction department head, he is responsible for overseeing the development and direction of construction operations for all of the company’s projects. With a career spanning over 30 years, Jordan’s global resume includes extensive experience in development, project management, planning, design, and construction of hotels (including The Russian Embassy Heritage Building, W Bangkok, W Koh Samui and various properties in Europe and Africa) and other commercial, institutional, and residential buildings, as well as multi-disciplinary transportation and civil engineering projects for both private and public sector clients, coupled with demonstrated client liaison, marketing, and administrative skills in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Thailand. “Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table,” said Johnson Tan, CEO and board director of Raimon Land. “He has proven management capabilities, plus a strong record of success on multimillion dollar projects in both the public and private sectors. Andrew will be an important part of the dynamic project pipeline Raimon Land will commence over the next few years.”

David Nowak appointed as EAM

tourists from around the world by a significant margin.” World Travel Awards (WTA) was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Unique by design and centrally located, Hilton Pattaya is a stunning 302-room property set in the heart of the city overlooking Pattaya Beach and the Bay. All rooms and suites feature 180-degree unobstructed ocean views with private balconies. The hotel is part of Southeast Asia’s largest beachfront shopping complex, Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Nowak as executive assistant manager – Food and Beverage. David has over 20 years’ experience in food and beverage management, gained from his work in many international hotels of which recently includes eight years in Greater China with IHG director of Food and Beverage in the InterContinental Beijing Beichen, Crowne Plazas Shanghai and Beijing, as well as at Holiday Inn Hohhot, and most recently as operations manager at Potato Head Garage, one of the PTT Families unique restaurants in Indonesia. David brings enthusiasm, creativity, and passion as well as experience to his new position with Centara, and he looks forward to living and working in Thailand.


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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 081-6342915 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) The Gallery Town Home Double Units for Lease: 4 Stories, Jomtien, 500 Sqm. Rent 60,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-A1247 Sky View Penthouse Restaurant for Sale/Lease: Stunning views of Pattaya and Jomtien Bay 500 sqm Rent ฿45k p/m. SALE PRICE: ฿4,950,000 includes everything. 2013 Gross income ฿5.3 Mil. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-B1205 French Restaurant for Sale/Lease: Established 11 years in the same location in Jomtien rent ฿25K p/m. 6 year lease. Sale Price: ฿3,950,000 includes everything. 2013 Gross Income ฿4.5 Mil. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-B1204

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-jomtien-property. 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 GUESTHOUSE - Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 250,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com (ptmpt-bo00) For Sale or Lease. 23 Nice Two Room Apartments located in 3 buildings on a one rai land parcel in a very central location south Pattaya. Within 5 min walking distance to Walking Street, however still a quiet and secure area. For more info contact 081 9099098, No agents please

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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.

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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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 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)

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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6407) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. 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 (PR7006) 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5796) Baan Suan Mai Ngam 2 Bed 2 Bath with Private Pool / Size 200 SQM, 3.6 Million THB (Thai Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-H1331 View Talay Villas -Private PoolGarden- 3 Bed 3 Bath / Land 500 Sqm. fully furnished, 12 Million THB. Company Name. (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1314 Tropicana Villa- Modern duplex 3 Bed 4 Bath, 230 sqm. fully furnished, private pool, garden, 8.3 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1328 Luxury Villa- 4 Bed 5 Bath, 408 sqm. fully furnished, private pool-Jacuzzi, garden, 16.9 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold)-Owner financing available, please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1322 Private House on Thappraya Rd.- House 4 Bed 5 Bath, Land 400 sqm. fully furnished, private pool, garden, 12.5 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1321

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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) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. (PR7006) 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)

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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. (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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Houses for Sale

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 East Pattaya - A two storey semidetached 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 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

Houses for Rent

(ptmhfr-p1414)A House for Rent @ Pattaya Park Hill 2, Wat Nongketnoi, 36 Road, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room, 1 dining room, Europe style kitchen, fully furnished, 2 air-conditions, 3 fans, automatic hot-cool water system, garden, 2 cars park and 24 hours security. Minimum 6 months contract at THB 18,000 nett/month. Tel: 081-625-9303 (Patt) (ptmhfr-p1414)A House for Rent/Sale @ SP Private, Soi Siam Country Club, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living room, 1 dining room, Europe style kitchen, fully furnished, 5 airconditions, 5 fans, automatic hot-cool water system, garden, 2 cars park and 24 hours security. Minimum 6 months contract at THB 45,000 nett/month. Tel: 081-625-9303 (Patt). For sale at THB 7,500,000 Nett (ptmhfr-tpis0000)House for rent/ sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqmland area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms,

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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: 082-462-3666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). The Gallery Town Home for Lease: 4 Stories, 5 Bed-4 Bath, Furnished, European Kitchen, Jomtien, 320 Sqm. Rent 25,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4606) 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 081634-2915 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6999) 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single

storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm , fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 35,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

Pool Villa for Sale

Jomtien - REDUCED: Partially furnished 324 sqm pool villa in a popular village in central Jomtien offering 3 bedrooms, 1 bedroom on 2nd floor, 3 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, large open plan living room and dining area, private pool, terrace, in quiet Soi with 24/7 security, 150m to restaurants, shops, bars, taxis and 400m to the beach. Price: 6.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS199. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just 500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with step-ceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Huay Yai - So much is included in this great value buy 190 sqm detached villa built to European standards with block walls, white Upvc windows and doors, ceramic tile floors. Offering 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, high gloss European kitchen with center isle work top, Franke oven and dishwasher, open plan living room and dining area opening up to the 8m x 4m pool and terrace, ceiling fans in every room, garage with remote electronic doors. Price: 5.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS241. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com

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Ban Amphur - FIRE SALE POOL VILLA: A really great buy, a spacious and stylishly furnished 450 sqm two storey villa offering 5 en-suite bedrooms, 5 luxurious bathrooms, white gloss European kitchen with center isle, open plan living room and dining area, office, private pool with pool side terrace and covered patio, large 680 sqm landscaped gardens, covered car parking, alarm and CCTV, just 3km to Sukhumvit Road. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS242. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

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

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Condos for Sale

(ptmcfs-cli0014)Beautiful Condo for Sale in Baan Suan Lalana. 800 meters from Jomtien Beach. Situated on ground floor, 52 sqm corner unit with 2 big balconies, lovely big Euro kitchen with breakfast bar, big bathroom with corner Jacuzzi, living room with fully new furnished, big screen TV, everything new. Lovely, quiet location with lovely gardens and 2 swimming pools. Must be viewed. 1.9 million baht. (In foreign name) Call 087 139 1539 any time. Private sale. (ptmcfs-p1414)A Condo for Rent/Sale @ Room no. 45, 2 nd floor, A3 RimhadJomtien Condominium. 28 sqm. Fully furnished. For Sale at THB 1,000,000 nett.Tel: 081-6259303 (Patt). (ptmcfs-w1214)New Sea-View Condo Ready to Move in at Wongamat Beach. 1 bedrooom 58 sqm, on floor 20, unfurnished 4,148,000 Baht, including ownership transfer tax, foreign ownership available. Quiet location with schwimming pool, fitness court, car parking space and Baht-Bus taxi connection. Only 500 meters to the sea and 10 min away from Big-c and Tesco-Lotus at North Pattaya. Maintenance fee is only 10 baht per sqm. For English/German/ Thai call: +66 (0) 806370013 Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6471)


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Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1667) F o re i g n e r O w n e r s h i p i n Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786)

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Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment i n To w n a t N o r t h s h o re ! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 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 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 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 View Talay Residence – FIRE SALE. Superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout this new 1 bedroom condo offers European kitchen, huge luxury bathroom with shower and bath tub, open plan lounge and dining area, large wrap round front corner balcony overlooking the communal pool and excellent security. These new stylish low rise buildings are extremely popular, ideally located in the heart of Jomtien on Jomtien 2nd Road just 150m from Jomtien Beach and the Night plaza with numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. This unit has been reduced in price to sell, in foreign name. Price: 3.99m Bt. Ref Code: CDOS069. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com

Atlantis – A new resort style low rise development ideally located just 300m from Jomtien Beach. This high floor pool facing front corner unit offers 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, balcony, huge lagoon style communal pool with Jacuzzis, kiddies pool and slides. Fitness, sauna, restaurants, key card entry, 24/7 security. Price: 2.579m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS941. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@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 View Talay Residence - These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com View Talay 5C- 2 Bed /2 Bath 96 Sqm. Low floor, fully furnished, Sale 4,700,000 THB (Company Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-C1403 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/ 1 Bath, 101 Sqm. City View, furnished, Sale 2,999,999 THB (Company Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1402 City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya. 75sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Fully-Furnished w/ European Kitchen. SALE 5,700,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com City Garden Pattaya Central Pattaya. 77sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, FullyFurnished w/ European Kitchen. SALE5,500,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

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Condos for Sale

City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya.58sqm. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen.FOR SALE4,600,000 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 SALE5,690,000 THB or RENT40,000THB/mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com Park Royal 3 - Pratumnak. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 balcony. Fully-furnished w/ European Kitchen and pool view. FORSALE6,500,000 THB or RENT 70,000THB/ mo. 1-yr. rental 40,000THB/mo. Foreign name.Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / 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. FORSALE4,490,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 35,000THB/mo. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / 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 Festival and Pattaya beach. 2,850,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com FOR SALE! Beautiful House in East Pattaya, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 balconies, land area 128sqm, living area 180sqm, Fullyfurnished w/ European kitchen. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com FOR SALE! Beautiful House in East Pattaya, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 balconies, land area 128sqm, living area 180sqm, Fullyfurnished w/ European kitchen. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! City Garden Pattaya - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 108sqm. Furnished w/ pool view, Thai Name. 8,100,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com

Condos for Rent

(ptmcfs-p1414)A Condo for Rent/Sale @ Room no. 45, 2 nd floor, A3 RimhadJomtien Condominium. 28 sqm. Fully furnished. Minimum 3 months contract at THB 7,500 nett/month. Tel: 081-625-9303 (Patt).For Sale at THB 1,000,000 nett.

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View Talay Residence - Ideally located 100m from the new Jomtien Night Plaza and 150m from Jomtien Beach, this spacious high floor corner unit with pool and sea views offering 1 large bedroom with built-in wardrobes and flat screen LCD TV, luxurious bathroom with shower and bath tub, European kitchen with microwave, open plan living room and dining area, large 40” flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi internet, huge wraparound balcony with balcony furniture, communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security and numerous restaurants, shops, fresh food market, bars and taxis outside the building. For Rent: 30,000 Bt high season, 27,000 Bt low season or 25,000 Bt per month on a long term lease. Website Ref: CDOR328. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com 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, city view, 35.40 Sqm. fully furnished, communal pool, restaurant, gym, 11,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-A1238 View Talay 1A- Top Floor Studio 30 Sqm. Sea View, fully furnished, communal pool, 10,000 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-A1231 Royal Park Village (Jomtien) 2 Bed 1 Bath, Total Size 164 Sqm. / Furnished, European Kitchen, Communal Pool, 25,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1319 Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5338) FOR RENT – Small Studio in Central Pattaya, 32sqm.400metres from Big C Extra, 5minutes to Pattaya beach.7,000THB/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. 20,000THB/mo. orFOR SALE 3,300,000THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com Avenue - Cozy 34.5sqm, Studio located at the centre of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 15,000THB/ mo.orFOR SALE 2,600,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com The Residence Condo Jomtien – 3bedroom, 3 bath, 2 balconies, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 150sqm area. 6-month rental: 65,000THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232/ eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

The Residence Condo Jomtien – 1bedroom, 2 bath, 1 balcony, city view, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 80.2sqm area. 36,000THB/ 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.59,000THB/ mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232/ eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, fully-furnished, 26sqm area. Walking distance to shops and the beach.25,000THB/ mo.1-year rental 12,000THB/ mo. or FOR SALE 1,700,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, walking distance to shops and the beach. Fully-furnished, 26sqm area. 25,000THB/mo. 1-year rental 12,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,575,00 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com Park Royal 2 - 45sqm Studio located in Pratumnak. Fully-furnished w/ Sea view. 40,000THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 20,000THB/mo. orFOR SALE 2,890,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com Club Royal Building A - Naklua. 42 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen and city view.40,000THB/mo. or FORSALE 2,890,000 THB. Thai name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@gmail. com

Vacation Rentals

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

Land for Sale

(ptmlfs-tpis0000) Land for Sale at Grange Park Village! Selling price is 5.5M 1,600 sqm. For appointment and private viewing call: 082-462-3666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the

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Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (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) East Pattaya – Soi Siam Country Club - A rectangle cleared walled plot of 3 rai, electric and water straight outside, seller already holds plans for 95 room apartment building or can do small exclusive pool villa development. Price: 13.95m Bt. Website Ref: LAND164. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Central Pattaya – 150m from Central Festival. A 42 sw rectangle plot in a small Soi just 150m from Central Festival ideal for small hotel or serviced apartments, not possible to find land this low price so close to the center. Price: 9m Bt. Website Ref: LAND104. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Huay Yai Road - A rectangle plot of 359 sw, electric and water straight outside, already have outline plans for small exclusive pool villa development and seller also has an identical adjoining plot for sale at same price, total of 718 sw. Price: 3.5m Bt each plot. Website Ref: LAND166. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com. www.pattaya-jomtien-property. com Bang Saray - A 538 tw plot just 300m from the beach, ideal for luxurious 5-Star pool villas. Price: 17m Bt. Website Ref: LANDxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

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Property Wanted

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

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 Wa n t ed f o r I n te r n atio n al restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

2005 NISSAN TEANA 230JMDiamond Black/ Cream Leather interior, all options, new paint, serviced by Nissan, low miles, 499,000 or 50% down take over pymts 18 months left to pay. Call 084 158 0785 Toyota Vigo Champ Pre-runner 4 door G Model automatic 3.0 VN Turbo Diesel 2012 (latest model) white with tan velour interior, full spec twin air bags, C.D. rear camera, cost nearly 1 million baht, selling for 690,000 baht. Call 084 529 9939 Toyota Corolla Altis Automatic 1.8 G Model latest shape 2002 champagne gold tan leather interior, 2 air bags, walnut dash, alloy wheels top model. 1 owner from new.Only 230,000 baht.Call 087 139 1539

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Our Community Hells Angels charity fight night at Pattaya Boxing World by Rodney James Charman Boxers from all over the world fought in a full-packed stadium of international groups of bikers, sponsors, Thais and members of the Pattaya charity Hand to Hand Foundation Pattaya. Hand to Hand’s Margaret Grainger was presented with a cheque of 300,000 baht from this event.

Hilton Pattaya donate used calendar to School for the Blind in Pattaya Hilton Pattaya led by Montree Sattham, director of Human Resources, donated more than 300 used calendars for Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind to support the education. “To celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the hotel, we have planned for many community projects this year as part of our commitment

to serving and enriching the communities where we live, work and travel,” said Montree Sattham. “We have started the year with this project to support the education for the blinds and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our team members, guests as well as corporate clients that helped to collect their used calendars since the end of last year. We

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have received many positive feedbacks from everyone as they would also like to take part in supporting this humanitarian project.”

The School for the Blind utilizes these calendars to make braille cards as instructional media for students.

Camillian Home launches its first online store Local charity Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities has launched an online store, “A Little Something Shop”, selling handicrafts and accessories made by the children and daycare families. All funds raised go directly to supporting the school, daycare and orphanage for disadvantaged children living with disabilities and serious illness. “Our Camillian Home children, caregivers and staff members have been busy creating artworks, crafts, knitwear and much more to try and raise much needed funds for the Camillian Home. Every item you see on this page has been made with love and care,” says Kannika Tumma, communication development.

The project is part of the vocational training that the children and caregivers receive at Camillian Home all free of charge. These life skills are meant to give them a sense of purpose and accomplishment as well as equipping them with a means of sustaining themselves. For each item that is sold, the child or adult who made the item by hand will receive a commission with the rest going to the Home to cover costs of food, education, therapy, electricity and other expenses that are used to keep the Home running. Purchases can be made by visiting the website www. camillianhomelatkrabang.org/ a-little-something-shop/ and emailing camillianhomepr@ gmail.com with the orders.

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

Camillian Home also has their onsite store under the same name, which accepts secondhand donations of clothing, books and household items. The store is located on

the ground level of Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities, 81/2 Luangphang Road, Khumthong, Lat Krabrang, Bangkok. Tel No: 02 360 7852.


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Youth Focus Chinese New Year Activity Day Spring Festival, widely known as Chinese New Year (or Chinese Lunar New Year), is the most important traditional festival, and most important celebration for Chinese families in China and throughout the world. This year it commenced on the 19th of February, and it was celebrated with true Chinese panache and ethnicity at Phoenix Wittaya School. This is an important date on our school calendar, as Chinese is one of the languages offered at our school, in addition to our premium English Programme. Students of all ages took part in a wonderful show to mark this very special and auspicious occasion. The show consisted of many Chinesethemed routines. These included the dragon dance,

Chinese songs and dances, and a Shaolin Kung Fu display, all performed by the students. Our Thai female teachers also contributed their part of the show with two fantastic dance routines – all wearing stylish traditional Chinese dresses. They were spectacular! The participation of the Chinese teacher at the school also added greatly to the occasion.

A lot of preparation, as with all such events at Phoenix, went into the show. Practice makes perfect, and the students did themselves proud. Such occasions gives them great confidence and self-esteem. The students learnt a great deal about the rich culture that China has

by James Quinn from this experience. With staff, teachers and students all dressed in traditional Chinese apparel, this Chinese New Year (The Year of the Goat) was celebrated with style and with fun at Phoenix. The stage and fronting area were beautifully decorated with bright red Chinese lanterns and dĂŠcor. This created a real ethnic and festive atmosphere. With Chinesethemed food and refreshments at hand, everybody had a great time. Chinese New Year was an informative, wonderful, and fun day for our students here at Phoenix Wittaya School. James Quinn is a Year 3 teacher at Phoenix Wittaya School.

Heads for a Day A Primary and Secondary student from Garden International School (GIS) became bosses for a day after winning the prize in our Christmas Fun Day raffle. Amritha, a Year 5 student, became Head of Primary. She sat in on some meetings, solved a few problems and generally ran Primary brilliantly for the day. In Secondary, Shaniya, from Year 9, replaced Mr Ball as Head of Secondary. She led the morning briefing to teachers on Monday, then set about taking on other challenges, such as helping decide how to give the Prefects a bigger profile in school and what

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music should be played at the IB Graduation Evening. Both students did their jobs excellently and learned some valuable leadership skills as a result. Mark Beales is IB coordinator and English teacher at Garden International School.


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Youth Focus You’re Lucky to have a Job, So Stop your Moaning

by Gordon Yates

One of the things I have noticed about working for Mooltripakdee International School is that there is no common staffroom that the foreign teachers use as a general work area. In other schools that I have worked in Thailand, we had a common staffroom for most teachers. This was mainly because most of the teachers were subject teachers and not homeroom teachers. We spend nearly all our time in our classrooms. I find that it is more beneficial

for me not to be in a common staffroom, as shall be made evident in the following paragraphs. I have been teaching in Thailand since 2003. In all this time I have generally had very positive working experiences. I have always been a teacher in this country. I have taught in a variety of schools whilst I have been working here. However, human nature being what it is, I have come across lots of negativity from other foreigners working in this country. Whether it is teachers complaining about the school, administration, teachers or pupils, Thais or Thai culture, such negativity has a deleterious effect on one’s morale and is not conducive to a positive working environment.

Some people might say, ignore it and just get on with your job. My response to that is that ‘Evil prospers when good people do nothing’. Who is responsible for creating a positive working environment, with no or minimal complaints? Would that be the owner of the school? No. Would that be the school administration? No. Would that be the teachers and students in the school? No. Individually, no. As a group and a community, collectively, the answer is a resounding YES. Everyone has to do their bit to create a positive working environment. There is talking about people behind other people’s backs. There is nastiness and complaints about this, that and the other. There is disgruntlement and there are disagreements. Most of these have been perpetrated in

unprofessional behavior which leads to bad reputations for the school in the long run. Then there is constructive criticism. Here we see an issue being brought forward in a spirit of trying to help out the school in a constructive way, and done professionally. Instead of talking negatively about any staff member behind their backs, people should have the courage to confront the issue head on with that staff

member in a friendly, positive and constructive way. I consider myself to be privileged to be living and working in Thailand as a teacher. Here at MIS, the administration has always been helpful and supportive of me in my time at this school. I have no complaints to make. If other people choose to be negative about the school, they are only damaging their own careers and making it difficult

Shaping the future of International Education Last week Tara Pattana International School (TPIS) learned that they had been accepted as members of the Council for International Schools (CIS), and received a detailed written report from the visiting accreditation officer. CIS is the principal and most respected accrediting group in the world with a membership of over 600 schools in 120 countries. Late last month, TPIS hosted a visit from Chris Green, an experienced CIS accreditation officer, who flew into Thailand from the Netherlands, and who, over the past few years, has inspected international schools all over the world. She conducted a very thorough and rigorous review of all aspects of the school's operation against agreed international standards.

These included the school guiding statements, teaching and learning, governance and leadership, school culture and access to learning, teaching faculty and support staff, school support services and operational systems. Many parents, governors, teachers, support staff and even the school student council were interviewed and all classrooms were visited. In her report to the school, Chris Green praised school owners Eric He and May Sripathurat for their shrewd and generous investment in Tara Pattana and for helping to make all the stakeholders in the school feel valued and part of the TPIS project. The school owners were also commended for the open and transparent relationships they have developed with the governing body, head

teacher, parents and staff, an accolade she felt few international school owners could match. She remarked that our buildings and facilities were first rate and that the school was on a very sound financial basis. The accreditation officer felt the school curriculum was well designed, well implemented and that there was clear, progressive and comprehensive planning throughout the school which was used and understood by all staff. Tara Pattana was congratulated on having a challenging academic focus. The accreditation officer felt that the students were in “solid care” and that children’s learning and their general progress in the school were very good. She congratulated the school on having already introduced the best and most up to date

practices and procedures from the new British National curriculum. She was particularly impressed with the small class sizes and the individual care that children received to support their learning and praised our computer based, ongoing assessment and moderation practices for being able to precisely track each child’s individual progress. Our staff appraisal system, which regularly allows us to evaluate the standard of teaching in the school and the professionalism of the teaching staff, was also described as excellent. The CIS accreditation officer felt that TPIS had made excellent progress in already constituting a fully functioning governing body which has worked to support the work of the school for the past two years and she praised the collegiate leadership role that the governors played in the school. Our policy manual, which contains all the procedures staff have to follow in every aspect of the running of the school, was described as “fabulous” and the our school development and improvement plans, which detail the paths, procedures and practices that

the school intends to follow to continue to maintain its excellent development, were seen as exceptional. The accreditation officer particularly praised our child protection policy and special needs practices in particular, commenting that few schools that she has seen have such coherent and comprehensive policies which were actually being implemented in practice in the school. Chris Green said our caring and inclusive school culture was very well established and that it was evident that all the children

to effect a positive, collegiate atmosphere where everyone is productive, professional and adult about matters. My last comment to foreigners living and working (or just holidaying) in Thailand is if you continually moan and complain about Thais or Thailand, get out of the country. Thank you. Gordon Yates is a Year 5 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

by Peter Hartnell really enjoyed coming to school. She made positive comments about the parents association and the school student council and commended the important roles they played in the school and the open and democratic way in which decisions in the school were made and communicated. All in all a very positive endorsement of the quality of Tara Pattana International School summed up in the school motto “Expect the Best”. Peter Hartnell is head teacher at Tara Pattana International School.


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Local Sports Norman 3-peats by Geoff Parker The third week of February belonged to Keith wherein he proceeded to take first place (A flight) in all three of our competitions for the week. Playing three of our mainstay courses Keith smashes the opposition. Winning by a stroke in medal play at Greenwood, by four stableford points at Bang Pakong, and leaving Les Cobban in the dust on a count-back at Treasure Hill. Greenwood B & C – Medal Greenwood bills itself as “The Eastern Home of Golf in Thailand”, and is certainly one of the loveliest courses in this area. On this day it was in perfect nick with green fairways, and the greens running true. A perfect setting for the 25 Bunker Boys that made the trip.

Medal play always seems to help focus our players but, unfortunately, none of the crew covered their handicap. The best net score being a 73 in both flights. John Hughes and Gez Williams had the best chance of covering until the wheels came off on the 13th (B4). John proceeds to knock his new yellow titleist into the narrowest stream on the course recording an 8, and Gez practicing his German nine on the same hole.

Norman who, with 41 pts, easily won A flight and made it back-to-back wins for the week. Keith always scores well here and is wishing he could take this course home with him. Tony Robbins came in second, four shots behind, with Geoff Parker finishing third with 36. B flight was dominated by Steve Drury shooting his handicap and scoring 36 pts. A distant second was Tom McDowell nosing out Tim Winder with 31. Tim gets the show position with 30.

A Flight 1st Keith Norman (14) 73 2nd Mashi Kaneta (12) 74 3rd Ian Milne (14) 75 (Ian takes 3rd on a count-back over Gez)

A Flight 1st Keith Norman (14) 41 pts 2nd Tony Robbins (16) 37 pts 3rd Geoff Parker (15) 36 pts

B Flight 1st Raleigh Gosney (16) 73 2nd John Hughes (19) 74 3rd Mike Corner (20) 75 Near pins: Mashi Kaneta, Les Burns, Gerry Cooney, Raleigh Gosney Bang Pakong – Stableford Twenty-two Bunker Boys headed to Bang Pakong a journey made a bit more difficult due to the extensive roadworks nearby. As usual, the course was in excellent condition, especially the fairways. Playing off the whites at 6,700 yards, it plays long, particularly the par 3s at an average distance of 190 yards for the four. No problem for Keith

Happy Chappy Is Sandy Two buses were loaded and left The Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8:30 am departure time which was quite a surprise for this outfit of keen golfers. Welcomes were given to Russell Calcutt coming out of retirement and as nervous as an infidel in a mosque lest he win the coveted Compass Cap, Andrew Allen fresh from digging up funds from his backyard in Melbourne and Beau Roberts and Mark Pearson from Victoria, Australia. Why all these Victorians have departed that state is anybody’s guess. Glen Henrikson from Barrow Island off Western Australia was also given a warm hello. The weather was quite invigorating and under cloudy skies a nice breeze throughout the day intensified to about 30 knots as a distant storm was wending its way toward our position. The first group completed their round in four hours and 10 minutes managing to finish just seconds before the rain pelted down whilst all those behind got wet. Perhaps the rain contributed to the lower

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than average scores or maybe just about everyone was suffering from a late night. This track is challenging, so for whatever reason the condition of the course could not be blamed. Sandy Leiper was one happy bloke when he learned his 35 points won the day. Gary Monley finished one point behind beating Ian Masterson into second spot on a count-back, whilst Geri Crilli was fourth with 32 and Mark Pearson snuck into fifth spot with 31. Four near pins and two longest first putts were available as additional incentives. Results 1st Sandy Leiper (28) 35 points 2nd Gary Monley (27) 34 points 3rd Ian Masterson (34) 34 points 4th Geri Crilli (26) 32 points 5th Mark Pearson (14) 31 points NTP’S 5th Paul Hack 7th Mark Pearson 13th Peter Longworth 15th Andrew Allen LFP 9th Bear Wilkes 18th Glen Henrickson Compass Cap Award Our host Peter Grey presented this award to Beau Roberts for making most use of the course. Beau accepted the award in good grace and despite the look on his face in the photo kindly donated some funds to Deefa the charity dog as his penance and won a new ball as a consolation.

B Flight 1st Steve Drury (21) 36 pts 2nd Tom McDowell (21) 31 pts 3rd Tim Winder (23) 30 pts Near pins: Judi Christopherson, Peter Mannion, Tom McDowell Treasure Hill – Stableford Slow start at TH as another society was at the first tee waiting for caddies when we were ready to go. You get the picture. Colin, Tony and Tim will most likely remember the second hole, the 187 yard par 3 with trouble on both sides, as Colin hits into the hazard on the right bouncing off a rock, flying into the air, and landing on the green to claim a near pin back at The Ranch. Tony and Tim both chipped in from off the green. Tony for a deuce.

At 6,700 yards off the whites, TH is quite the challenge. This is attested to by the fact that 30 pts took A flight and 28 pts B. Some of the crew claims they will be going to the range to practice hitting their driver off the deck. The course was in good nick, and the rain showers only slowed us down a bit. We got a bit wet but mai pen rai. Just another day out on the golf course. A Flight 1st Yes, again, Keith Norman (12) 30 pts 2nd Les Cobban (8) 30 pts 3rd Peter Kelly (10) 29 pts B Flight 1st Gordon Melia (16) 28 pts 2nd Tim Winder (23) 27 pts 3rd Trevor Priestley (18) 24pts Near pins: Geoff Gox, Colin Greig, Peter Kelly, John Murphy The Bunker Boys are a PSC-affiliated golf society that plays out of The Ranch Bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar). We play three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us? We meet at The Ranch at 9 am for breakfast and transport, and new members are always welcome. Contact Buff on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at www.bunkersociety.com.

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ’s Bar This year has been really weird on the golf front. I keep thinking the numbers playing are too high, but every time I think we are returning to reality we get a blip again. On this day we had the blip again and I had to break my limit of groups, but next week! So we had a slight reorganization and off we went with a few extra players. Soon at Greenwood we had a quick change and got to the first tee where we were told we were playing the B and C nines, not a bad nine but starting on C1 is always a bit tricky. On this day the normal strong wind was along so life was always going to be tricky. The course was normal at Greenwood, a bit rural but better in some respects for it. The fairways are a bit up and down, condition wise, but well playable, and the rough is as one would expect here. Now the greens were not bad and as usual were fine to put on, so on a windy day we had a great round. Round over, after waiting for all the groups to come in, it was into transport for the trip back to BJ’s where it was a late results show. With so many groups and the distance to the course it was no surprise we were a bit late, still better late than never. There is no reason I can see but every week one of the flights plays a blinder and the other plays much less well.

by Derek Brook

Last week the A flight were miles better than the B Flight, this week it was just the opposite. In the A flight the winner was Henry Wong with 33 points. In second was Bob Watson who was surprised to be second with 32 points. Then we had a count-back on 31 points that saw Colm Mullen in third, Richard Kubicki in fourth and Gerd Riedlar just missing out. But the A flight was won by Mick O’Brien with 37 points ahead of Tom McDowell in second with 35 points, Dave Cooper in third with 34 points and in fourth was Barry Elphick with 33 points. Weird game this golf! T.T.F.N. Near pins: Henry Wong (2), Mike O’Brien (2), Tom McDowell, Frank Pilkington Long putts: Gerd Riedlar, Dick Warberg, Don Carmody, Derek Brook


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Local Sports A Very Pleasant Valley Day for Landis by Derek Brook This Friday the Tropical Golf Group gathered at BJ’s Holiday Lodge in preparation for the trek out to Pleasant

Valley. It’s been quite a while since we’ve played this course. Some were trying to remember the course layout while others were wondering what the

conditions would be like after the nearby PSC Monthly was rained out the day before. Pleasant Valley is one of the shorter courses, but tight fairways and numerous water hazards, including many forced tee carries, make the course challenging. Nerves of steel on the tee can make or break a round, and rumor has it the drink stops were doing a brisk business selling used golf balls, with many soon returning to the hazards from whence they came. If that didn’t make the course challenging enough, the on and off again rain on the back nine bested all but the most determined golfers. Still, the rain finally stopped for good and the scores trickled in. When the counting was done one golfer stood head,

shoulders, and an extension ladder above the rest. Landis Brooks (9) posted an incredible 43 points – a full eight strokes ahead of the nearest competition! On a tough course, under tough conditions, Landis shot 74 off the stick. Take a bow Landis! No one lost sleep that night thinking if they made one more putt they’d take first place. Further down, the mere mortals had a three way countback all at 35 points. When all the tie-breaking was done it was Takeshi Hakozaki (13) over Mike O’Brien (22), followed by Graham Buckingham (22). Near pins: Tom Herrington, Landis Brooks, Graham Buckingham, Paul Weatherley Long putts: Landis Brooks, Graham Buckingham

PSC Golf from the Ferdinand Golf Society by Peter Blackburn

Christian Wins Again! Once more the weather was perfect and another later start meant a bit of a sleep in but poor old Ken Hole missed the turn off and by the time he did get off Number 7 he encountered some really bad traffic and decided to head for home. Nonetheless we had a healthy group and although the course was quite busy our first group teed off right on time at 10:35 am. The course was looking very good with the greens a bit slower than normal but all conditions were excellent and the round was finished in just over four hours. Once again it was Christian Boysen who led the way and captured first place with a fine 38 points and veteran Ted Morris came second one point further back. Our old friend Takeshi Hakozaki was third on 36 points and Andrew Woodall finished fourth with 35 points. Results: 1st – Christian Boysen (14) – 38 points 2nd – Ted Morris (14) – 37 points 3rd – Takeshi Hakozaki (13) – 36 points 4th – Andrew Woodall (12) – 35 points NTP 17th – Christian Boysen

Andy & Andre Get The Chocolates! We had a fabulous turnout for our second “Fridays at Phoenix” competition with 12 groups on the starting sheet and a late tee time of 11:52 am seemed to suit many of them. Lakes and Ocean were once more the allocated nines and the first group teed off on Lakes 1 just about right on time. There was apparently a rain forecast but fortunately it stayed away from Phoenix and

with two golfers on 36 points it was Gary Williams (25 point back nine) who edged out Jim Lanzo (23 point back nine). Samorn Tanamsri finished fourth with 34 points and another count-back saw Maurice Goyons (17 point back nine) grab fifth place from Nick Shaw (16 point back nine) with both on 33 points. Results: A Flight 1st – Andy Purdie (9) – 41 points 2nd – Francis Goyons (13) – 38 points 3rd – Christian Boysen (13) – 37 points 4th – Huw Phillips (15) – 36 points 5th – Bill Hewitt (16) – 35 points

the weather was quite pleasant with the golf course as usual in tip-top shape. There were no major delays despite the large number of players and the rounds were mostly completed in around four hours and 25 minutes. We had two flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 17 and B Flight for golfers with 18 handicap and over with five places in each flight plus two nearest the pins and two longest first putts. Andy Purdie was the winner in A Flight with an excellent 41 points, 3 points ahead of Francis Goyens in second spot and that man Christian Boysen was third with 37 points. In fourth place came Huw Phillips on 36 points and Bill Hewitt finished fifth with 35 points. B Flight was well won by the in form Andre Fortis who carded 39 points and in a count-back for second and third

B Flight 1st – Andre Fortis (18) – 39 points 2nd – Gary Williams (28) – 36 points 3rd – Jim Lanzo (19) – 36 points 4th – Samorn Tanamsri (20) – 34 points 5th – Maurice Goyons (17) – 33 points NTP’s Lakes No. 7 – Bill Hewitt Ocean No. 7 – Andy Purdie

Monday the 2nd Thursday the 5th Monday the 9th Thursday the 12th Monday the 16th Thursday the 19th Monday the 23rd Thursday the 26th Monday the 30th

Pleasant Valley Mt Shadow Treasure Hill Crystal Bay Khao Kheow Greenwood Plutaluang Pattaya CC Pattavia

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Recent Race Updates: 2015 F1 News: Barcelona, Spain was the scene of the second official testing” sessions for F1 in 2015. 1. Romain Grosjean (France, Lotus-Mercedes) 102 laps, 1m 24.067s 2. Nico Rosberg (Germany, Mercedes-Mercedes) 197 laps, 1m 24.321s 3. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela, Lotus-Mercedes) 173 laps, 1m 24.345s Next stop is the F1 opener in Australia. Upcoming Races: 01 Australia (Melbourne) Mar 13-15 02 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Mar 27-29 03 China (Shanghai) Apr 10-12 04 Bahrain (Sakhir) Apr 17-19 www.formula1.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia. 2015 NASCAR News: Joey Logano, the 24-year-old driver, won his first Daytona 500 February 22, 2015. The Penske driver clinched his first victory in a race that was short on the usual big wrecks but long on edge-of-the-seat suspense. It was the second win for team Penske at Daytona. Upcoming Races: Mar 01 F olds of Honor QuikTrip 500 – Atlanta Motor Speedway Mar 08 K obalt 400 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mar 15 C amping World.com 500 – Phoenix International Raceway Mar 22 A uto Club 400 – Auto Club Speedway Mar 29 S TP 500 – Martinsville Speedway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia. 2015 Indy Car News: The IndyCar Series has confirmed that the planned season opener in Brazil on March 8, 2015 has been officially cancelled and will not be replaced by another venue. Upcoming Races: Mar 08 Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, Brasilia, Brazil (CANCELLED) 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: MXGP s coming to Thailand March 6-8 at Nakhonchaisri. Ryan Villopoto is the sole American driver in the event, which is a series that brings the best of international motocross riders to circuits around Europe and Southeast Asia. Live timing and scoring online at www.ThaiMXGP.com

LFP’s Lakes No.2 – Andy Purdie Ocean No.5 – Dave Lehane The Ferdinand Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com.

PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB GOLF "THE GROWLING SWAN"

Local and International Motorsports Report

Joey Logano “the wheel man” savors his 1st Daytona 500 win

March 2015 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 9:30 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:05 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off MUG DAY 10:00 Tee Off

MXGP is coming to Thailand March 6-8 at the Nakhonchaisri Circuit Photo credit to crash.net

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You & Your Pets Sharing affection with your pet is a positive trait A healthy measure of clinginess and over protectiveness could be advantageous when rearing dogs and cats. A survey of more than 1,000 pet owners analyzed key personality traits and nurturing styles of people who identified as a "cat person," a "dog person," "both" or "neither." Those who expressed the greatest affection for their pets also rated among the most conscientious and neurotic, suggesting that the qualities that make for overbearing parents might work better for our domesticated canine and feline companions, who tend to require lifelong parenting. The research from UC Berkeley and California State University, East Bay, indicated that higher levels of neuroticism are associated with affection and anxious attachment, suggesting that people who score higher on that dimension may have high levels of affection and dependence on their pets, which may be a good thing for pets. The results echo those of a 2010 study by University of Texas psychologist Sam Gosling, a UC Berkeley graduate, which showed dog owners to be more extroverted, but less open to new experiences, and cat owners to be more neurotic, but also more creative and adventurous. While previous studies have focused on

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/

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people's attachment to their pets, this is the first to incorporate the principles of human attachment theory -- which assesses the bond between parents and children or between romantic partners -- with pet owners' personality types, including whether they identify as a "dog person" or "cat person." Nearly 40 percent of both male and female pet owners of all said they liked dogs and cats equally, while 38 percent identified as dog people and 19 percent as cat people. A mere 3 percent favored neither. The questionnaire was based on both human and animal attachment assessments, including one that measures the "Big Five" overarching human characteristics (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism). People who score high on anxious attachment tend to need more

reassurance from the objects of their affection, and in the survey those tended to be younger people who chose a cat as a favorite pet. Conversely, people who rate highly on avoidant attachment, which refers to a less affectionate and more withdrawn temperament -- and can inspire such rejoinders as "commitment-phobe" in romantic relationships -- are much less needy. Both dog and cat lovers scored low on avoidant attachment, suggesting both personality types enjoy close relationships with their pets. Researchers hypothesized that more attentive and affectionate pet owners would receive higher affection scores and lower avoidant attachment scores, as higher levels of avoidant attachment would suggest distancing behaviors between the individual and their pet.

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.

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.

Vaccine

When your pet was born, he or she received protection from many diseases from antibodies passed in his mother's milk. These antibodies dissipated by the time he was about three months old, leaving his immune system vulnerable. That's where you come in. It is recommended that cats receive a three-in-one vaccine that protects against feline calicivirus, rhinotracheitis and panleukopenia, as well as a rabies vaccination. Ask your vet if vaccinations for feline leukemia, chlamydia, feline infectious peritonitis and ringworm are recommended for your kitten. Dogs should receive a five-in-one

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.

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

Good news! Your cat is not ignoring you!

vaccine against several infectious diseases, including distemper, leptospirosis and parvovirus, as well as a rabies vaccination. Ask the vet if vaccinations for kennel cough or other threats are recommended for your dog.

Going to the Dogs...

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. -Mark Twain

If your cats seem aloof and not interested in what you're saying, relax. They're probably just playing it cool. It's part of their stoic demeanor, their DNA, their instinct for survival, according to research at the University of Tokyo. My cats, however, pay attention to me and clearly understand certain things. When a crowd of them gathers at a door to ask if they can enter the room I'm in, and I invite only one of them, that's the cat that comes in, even if he has to push through the crowd. The others hold back. Most of them seem to know their names, too. When I call a specific cat, that's the one who comes to me. If this seems improbable, it would be if I weren't so closely bonded to them. It's a result of paying attention to them, responding to their efforts to communicate and acknowledging them as individuals. You can learn to do the same thing if you want this kind of relationship with your "fur-kits!" It's all in my first book, How to Make Your Cat Adore You, available at Amazon.com. [www.amazon.com/dp/1461104726/] Dr. Peters’ books--Our Amazing Cats, Our Amazing Cats Vol. 2, and Our Amazing Dogs--are available as eBooks (about 200 baht each; proceeds help support abandoned cats) at http://youniquesolutions.com/3Books.html. She also publishes a free newsletter, The Kitty Times; to subscribe, go to: http://www.theproblemcat.com


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