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british embassy changes rules Prior appointments needed T he British embassy in Bangkok has now changed the system for obtaining notarial (documentary) services from the main site in Wireless Road. British nationals must now make an appointment online and can no longer turn up on a first-come, firstserved queuing basis. The revision was introduced on March 23. The services affected by this change are swearing an oath about freedom to marry, any affidavit, needing a witness signature, making a certified copy and uniting documents. However, some other notarial services can be handled by post, notably the famous letter confirming your income or salary for Thai immigration purposes. This move brings the notarial services section of the embassy into line with other departments which already require a prior appointment, including applying for a British passport which is handled by the sub-office at Trendy Office. Effectively, this means that everyone requiring a service at the

British embassy or its suboffice must have a confirmed written appointment time before they make the journey. The embassy says that the change in procedure is part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s consular strategy which claims to want to provide a more professional, modern and streamlined service for British nationals who require access to notarial and documentary services. The strategy was launched in April 2013 and covers the period to mid 2016.

Full information about notarial services can be found at the British embassy website www.gov.uk/notarialand-documentary-servicesguide-for-thailand. The site gives a detailed account of which services require a physical presence and which can be handled by post. For example, the legalization of a seal or signature can be handled without visiting the embassy. It should be noted that most embassy services of any kind are now centred on Bangkok. The Pattaya office

of the local honorary consul was closed in 2011 and the Chiang Mai office, although still open, offers fewer services than in the past. It is widely believed that financial cuts, imposed from London, have been responsible for the curtailment of services in the provinces. Government statements now lay heavy emphasis on Brits abroad using the social media, wherever possible, rather than overly relying on human interaction. Continued on page 6

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24-hour UK visa available

The British government has launched worldwide a new 24hour super priority visa service for those in a hurry or prepared to dig further into their pockets. More than 67,500 Thai nationals were granted a visa in 2014, an increase of 13 percent on only two years ago, underpinning the continued popularity of the UK as a destination for tourism, business and study. The new 24-hour service, which is optional, costs an additional 31,200 baht, which is forfeit if the visa is refused. A further option is a 3- to 5-day visa service for an additional 5,200 baht. Thais can also use the standard service, with no supplement, which is 15 days. The new rules apply to all visit and non-settlement visas. Settlement visas do not have a fast track and take up to three months to process. There is also to be a simplification of visa categories from 15 different routes to just four, making it easier for visa customers to understand which visa is best for them. This will also provide greater flexibility as the new standard visa will allow those travelling on business to use the same visa to

UK as the tourist. This particular change comes into effect on April 24. Separately, business visitors will not need to produce as many documents as before if they are travelling on business for a company endorsed by UK Trade and Investment.

Health conference New executive chef donates condoms at Amari Pattaya

The Public Health Department has set a budget to establish a public health program to show local people and youth how to avoid HIV infection. Condoms will be distributed and booklets produced with animated drawings. The Department also sponsored vaccination programs.

Immigration focuses on ASEAN security Deputy Commissioner General of the Immigration Bureau, police general Wut Liptapanlop, was the main speaker at a conference held at the Jomtien immigration office. He talked in general about the need for enhanced security arrangements following the advent of the 10-nation ASEAN Economic Community next year. In particular, the general drew attention to the fact that over 10,000 ships passed the immigration checkpoints at Laem Chabang and Sichang with over 200,000 aliens coming ashore. The new computer system to process foreigners entering the kingdom by sea was demonstrated at the seminar.

Yet another Russian gang exposed Two Russians were arrested with 79 fake credit cards, a laptop and a skimming machine in their possession. The arrest of Temur Rustamov and Evgeny Titov was the result of K Bank notifying police of the use of fake credit cards used for shopping in various Pattaya malls. Both men admitted they had brought the equipment to Thailand with nefarious intent. The amount of theft committed by them is estimated at more than one million baht.

Maurizio Susan has been named new executive chef of Amari Pattaya. Prior to joining the hotel, the Italian national has been Culinary Operations manager for Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai, Minor Group Niyama Maldives and more recently executive chef of Oasis of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruises. Prior to this Chef Maurizio headed up the brigade at two famous European landmarks, Hotel Ritz-Carlton in Berlin and the Hotel Juan Carlos I in Barcelona. He brings more than 20 years of experience in culinary management which will prove invaluable as he undertakes the role at Amari Pattaya and its dining outlets, the award-winning Mantra Restaurant & Bar plus the popular sports bar, Tavern By The Sea.


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News Construction Transnational gang arrested camp searched Police have arrested a joint RussianThai criminal gang who were caught with a large quantity of marijuana and 21 plant pots. The offence came to light when Thai postal authorities intercepted parcels bound for Russia which were found to contain illegal substances. Police were then able to track down the Pattaya residence from where the unlawful activities were based. It is believed the three Russians entered Thailand as college students, but it is clear their study aims were not orthodox. The three Russians charged were Georgy Nyushkov, Aleksei Druzhinin and Aleksei Samokhin, all in their late 20s.

Police and soldiers joined forces to search a construction labourers’ camp in Soi Wat Boonkanjana, Jomtien, which has been the cause of many complaints of violence in recent weeks. The camp holds 800 foreigners, mostly Cambodians and Burmese, who frequently start fighting with Thai workers for reasons which are far from clear. Police said that the reason for trouble was overcrowding as there were many fewer rooms than workers which led to tensions. Also 100 of the workers were found to be on-site without the required paperwork.

Fake cop arrested Russian on Interpol for dealing drugs warrant deported

Chubby transvestite robs drugged Turk

A Turkish national was robbed in a hotel room by a gender bender with a mission to steal. He said he had lost the equivalent of 70,000 baht after meeting the transvestite on Walking Street and adjourning to a nearby room. The last he could remember was lying on the bed eating an ice cream which his companion bought for him and carefully unwrapped. When he awoke he discovered he had been well and truly taken for a ride. The thief has been identified on the in-house CCTV and is said to be rather overweight with a round face.

Death seen in dream

A man identified as Ponpipat Pratumdang was produced at a police press conference after being found in possession of 1,800 yaba tablets, 152 fake police ID cards, 47 fake rubber stamps of the police bureau and various other illegal items including an unlicensed gun. Officers raided his accommodation after complaints that he was impersonating policemen in order to conduct his drug business. He told investigators that he was trying only to raise 1.7 million baht to buy back a piece of land, adding that he bought the drugs from a contact in Chiang Rai.

Following the issuing of an Interpol warrant, an alleged Russian criminal was sent back to his home country after police claimed he had committed many serious frauds and extortions in Siberia. Sergey Kovalenko had tried to legitimize his stay in Pattaya by obtaining a student visa which was at the point of expiring. In any case, he showed little interest in academic matters. Police said this man was a member of a gang which went around threatening people with violence if they did not come up with larger sums of cash.

German tourist acts crazily A German national caused a great deal of trouble after he began acting violently for no apparent reason. Dennis Tagga, 25, visited a restaurant on Second Road but threw the table at the waitress when she asked what was his menu choice. The restaurant owner then tried to calm the man down but was punched for his concern. It later transpired that Tagga had been staying at a nearby hotel where he had broken a lot of furniture before jumping out of a third storey window. Luckily he had fallen onto a pile of sand. A group of motorbike taxi boys at last apprehended the guy and rushed him to the police station for a cooling-off period.

Shopkeeper murdered at home A Thai man was found dead in a Nongprue pond and is believed to have fainted whilst walking along the bank. The wife of Mai Khotasin told investigators she had had a weird dream the night before in which her husband appeared without a head which had made him difficult to identify. Neighbors said that Mai enjoyed fishing and may well have had an accident whilst preparing for his sport. However, no reel or line was found nearby. The body was taken to Banglamung hospital mortuary for formal processing and collection by distraught relatives.

A woman was found dead on her bed with a mosquito net tied tightly around her neck. Apitchaya Noppamas, 60, lived alone and ran a small grocery business. Neighbors became suspicious after the store had remained closed without good reason for three days. A foul smell eventually alerted them to call the police. The murdered woman had a son living in Bangkok. Police believe that a man, posing as a customer, had entered the shop and asked to use the washing machine. Men’s clothes were found in the tub. It is thought he then murdered Apitchaya and escaped by stealing her car. Police are examining closed circuit TV tapes, but it is not known if they contain anything of significance.


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News School hosts international day

Tara Pattana International School, led by head teacher Peter Hartnell, presided over this year’s international day with the theme Songs and Dances Around the World. The event, attended by teachers and parents, was held to show the talents of students before the end of the academic year.

Sports day at blind school

The Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind hosted its annual sports day to promote the healthy lifestyle for the youngsters aged between 3 and 20. The school director Aurora Sribuapan said the school tried to offer a full service for the youngsters including picking them up and dropping them home during term time.

Isan Association hosts festival

The Isan Association of Pattaya hosted its annual celebration at Pattaya City School 8 to promote northern arts and culture. There were cooking competitions and the winner received the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy.

Vocational academic day held

The Thai-itoh Technology Vocational College held an open day to allow students to show examples of their fine work. College director Dr Piyadee Prasertsom said the purpose behind the event was to illustrate the excellence of the institution and the importance of new technology today.


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News british embassy changes rules Continued from page 1

New marketing A government figure has suggested that Thailand could be transformed as a tourist hub if the whole country was made a duty free zone. But just think of the queues at the airport as tourists waited in line with their receipts to cash in their vouchers. Actually, it’s not clear that Thailand needs that sort of stimulus. Airport arrivals were apparently up 20 percent in the last three months, in spite of the large drop in Russian arrivals. Chinese ups & downs A member of the Koh Larn council has announced that thousands of Chinese tourists are now visiting the island during their longer stay in Pattaya. That’s the positive side. The negative side is that they don’t appear to be spending much money there and don’t always use the toilet. Sounds like it’s time for that book of etiquette for Chinese tourists in Thailand that was widely predicted last year but hasn’t appeared yet.

The embassy does maintain a network of honorary consuls and consular correspondents throughout Thailand. But they do not normally advertise their services publicly and British citizens are urged to go through the Bangkok headquarters when making inquiries. The government says this is to ensure

that there is fair standardization and adequate monitoring. Separately, reports show that the time required for obtaining a British passport in Thailand is now only about one month. Last summer there was a serious international backlog and a delay of three months was common before the passport actually arrived. Thailand-based British applicants for passports now

Russian tourist saves man’s life

Huge music festival More than 40 Thai bands and musicians entertained the public at two beachside stages for the recent Pattaya Music Festival. At least half a million tourists attended the event. Needless to say the traffic was chaotic. Beach Road and all side streets were closed from 4 pm to 2 am. In the past there have been more stages, but City Hall said that the likely traffic congestion and the chaos associated with the Sukhumvit tunnel project had caused a rethink this year. Holes in North Pattaya It’s to be hoped that the civic authorities will soon get round to filling the awful holes which have appeared on the beach path near the Amari Hotel. The broken concrete and huge gaps are said to be the result of soil erosion and they certainly make walking hazardous. The damage will get a lot worse if the upcoming rainy season starts early this year. Pattaya can never reach grade “A” status whilst this sort of thing persists in the main tourist beach area. Parking crisis The local police force is efficient in the imposition of fines for traffic offences such as not having the right sort of driving licence or forgetting your crash helmet. What’s less successful is the attempt to prevent illegal parking by four- and eight-wheel vehicles, especially on Beach Road (North), Thepprasit Road and Third Road. There’s no point in calling for better roads if the ones we have are cluttered with illegally-parked vehicles. Smile please We hear that one of the latest moves at immigration is to insist you have your photo taken with an immigration policeman when applying to extend some sorts of visas. This is said to be a security measure as some passport size photos of the applicant in the past did not bear much resemblance to the person depicted. Thailand is a wonderful place for coming up with new ideas that mere farang would never think of in a month of Sundays. New Athena Restaurant Richard Burk, formerly of the Amor and Coco’s, is in charge of a new restaurant now in operation on Jomtien Soi 12. The Athena offers a huge menu with set meals starting for as low as 295 baht. On the dessert menu is Richard’s famous carrot cake which is said to be especially good. You can read more about Athena at www.facebook.com/Athenajomtien. Opening hours are 11 am to 9 pm with set dinners from 5 pm. Government insurance Thais and working expats who are covered can now use their government insurance cover at Pattaya Hospital on Soi Buakhao. But even if you are not covered by the scheme, it’s still a good idea to be registered there. Prices are cheap by comparison with the private sector and much of the equipment there is up-to-date and new. It’s a good idea to register in advance of any emergency and you need to take along your passport. The registration form requests details of a friend or relative and asks you to give your blood group. New Indian There are said to be 60-plus Indian restaurants in the greater Pattaya area, but this one is different. Indian Roots is located by Mabprachan Lake, via Soi Siam Country Club, and well worth trying. There’s a large car park and the environment is family-friendly. Lots of dishes to try, with a total range of tastes from spicy to mild, and vegetarians won’t be disappointed with the selection of interest to them. Personally, we thought the hit of the evening were the prawn curries with garlic nan.

Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.

The Sawangboriboon Foundation was notified by a bystander that a foreign man was in difficulties whilst swimming in Pattaya bay. Luckily, Russian tourist Igor Ludy, 50, dived in and saved the man who was already unconscious. Witnesses said they had watched the stricken man wave his arms aloft before disappearing for a couple of minutes.

apply with their documentation at Trendy Office in Bangkok where staff then forward the paperwork to the UK for processing. However, emergency travel documentation can still be issued locally by the embassy. The British embassy switchboard number in Bangkok is 02 305 8333. There is also a 24-hour emergency consular assistance number based in UK – (+44) 020 700 81500.

High heel weapon confiscated

A Polish tourist KatarzynaPietrzycka and her partner were astonished when a transvestite approached and offered sex. When Kapazyta complained at this very rude interruption, the cross-dresser became angry and hit her with a high heel shoe. The prostitute, Plakad Somjan, 28, then tried to escape but was soon arrested as one shoe was missing. Plakad said in mitigation that it was not clear the Polish couple were together.

Pickup driver injures tourists Police set up a road block in Banglamung in an attempt to apprehend drug users and ordered the driver of a Mitsubishi pickup to stop for a urine test. However, he swerved round the police barrier and even managed to avoid capture at a second checkpoint. He then hit two tourists in front of the Ambassador Hotel, Sukhumvit Road, before crashing into a car and his free time was brought to an end. However, two other passengers managed to escape into a wood. Adithep Thongleum, 36, said he was on his way to get the pickup from a friend when the saga of the evening began. He was escorted to the police station and instructed to take a urine test.

Police search for thief Man drowns in pool

Torbien Fries, 48, Danish national, complained to police that he was robbed of 15,000 baht whilst riding on a baht bus. He said he was sat between two people, one an overweight lady and the other he could not remember. At about the same time, a German tourist Bruno Rummel, 49, reported that a fat person had stolen his Samsung Galaxy phone. It is thought that the chubby woman was responsible for both crimes, but so far she has eluded detection. Most thefts of this kind occur when the victim rises from his seat to get off the bus, thus revealing his trouser pockets at this vulnerable moment. Both victims were invited to look through mug shots of apprehended criminals at the main city police station.

Police raced to a pond in Soi Toongklom-Talman after reports that a drunk man had fallen in and not resurfaced. The dead man was identified as Pramot, aged 31. A friend, Pornsawan, told investigators that Pramot was the owner of a furniture shop and that the pair often enjoyed drinking together. On the day in question, Pramot said he was hot and went for a swim. After he had not reappeared for 10 minutes, Pornsawan contacted the authorities.


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News Donation to Camillian Thai “Local Day”

honors Rama V

The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, led by deputy director Dr Siharat Lohachitranont, made a donation of 50 mattresses and medical equipment such as wheelchairs and overbed tables to Camillian Social Center Rayong to assist patient care.

Pattaya mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the ceremony paying respect to King Rama V on Local Day, an event established in 2010 to remember the much-loved monarch.

Elephant day at Nong Nooch

Sixty-five elephants joined the annual event at Pattaya’s famous gardens to celebrate the importance of the animals in Thai history and culture.

UK introduces health surcharge From April 6, all nationals from outside of Europe, including Thai nationals, going to live in the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a health surcharge in order to gain access to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Currently non-European nationals going to work, study or join family members receive free medical treatment under the UK’s NHS in the same way as a permanent resident. These changes will ensure that those going to live in the UK make an appropriate financial contribution to the cost of their healthcare. The health surcharge will be 200 British pounds per year and 150 British pounds per year for students and will be payable at the same time that individuals submit their visa applications online. Visa applicants will need to pay upfront for the total period of their UK visa. Further information and guidance is on www.gov.uk.

Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya donates to Father Ray Foundation

Thai Government launches 1111 hotline by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya’s general manager Andre Brulhart (right) donated 58,699 baht to Father Ray Foundation’s president Father Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul (center) and fundraising manager Ajima Chavalit-Thamrong (left). This contribution is part of the resort’s annual charity during 5th year anniversary celebration and the festive season.

Dusit Thani Pattaya congratulates Thai Airways staff on their new office Dusit Thani Pattaya management led by GM Chatchawal Supachayanont (middle right) are seen as they offer a bouquet of flowers to Nopporn Kanchanamanee (sixth left), district sales manager of Thai Air ways International Pattaya to congratulate him and his team on the inauguration of their new office following its renovations. TG’s reservations office has been located on the grounds of the hotel for 14 years now and provides service to customers in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard.

The Royal Thai Government has launched a new 1111 hotline to receive complaints from foreigners in Thailand, in addition to the existing 1155 Tourist Police Call Centre. In case of emergency, foreigners are advised to dial 1155. The 24-hour Tourist Police Call Centre is ready to offer assistance to both tourists and foreign residents in Thailand. There will be interpreters on standby to receive all emergency calls. If the pressing cases are beyond the centre’s jurisdiction, they will be referred to the respective government agencies. For non-emergency matters, foreigners are advised to call 1111. The centre, also available 24-hour daily, is staffed by representatives from all 20 ministries to ensure prompt response for all complaints received from foreigners in Thailand. Complaints received will be coordinated through the centre to related government agencies, state enterprises, and nongovernmental organisations. The government plans to expand the 1111 centre’s coverage to Thai embassies in the ASEAN countries. The move is part of the government’s tireless effort to review all safety measures and standards, as well as to offer prompt assistance to foreigners who may need help while in Thailand.


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Snap Judgment Traffic gripes Complaints are growing about the continual stopping of foreigners on motorbikes and in cars by the Pattaya traffic police and their volunteers. Nobody objects to enforcement of traffic regulations, but the line is not always clear between law and order and harassment. The biggest issue is the requirement of foreign drivers to hold a Thai or international licence to drive on the country’s roads; a national licence is not acceptable. This is all well and good but many Pattaya rental companies do not require to see such documentation before releasing a two- or four-wheel vehicle. Needless to say, police fine the foreigner but never the rental company. A separate problem is the ambiguity of some road signs. The most obvious example is the instruction to “turn left waiting light” which many people had assumed was freedom to turn left at any time, subject to safety, but has turned out to mean precisely the opposite. There are also some major junctions in the city where there is no such sign. Does this mean that it is still OK to turn left at any time or not? A Pattaya Today reader was recently fined for turning left at the junction of Pattaya Klang and Third Road even though there is no road sign. Another reader claims he was fined for turning at a junction when the waiting officer said the green light had already turned amber, a fact the reader disputes. He was told he could make a complaint at the police station to the duty officer, but was there informed in no uncertain terms that his only recourse was to “see a lawyer”. There are indeed suspicions that the main purpose of the recent enforcement of traffic rules is to raise larger sums of cash rather than to make the city safer for the walking and driving public. A very different approach is taken by the authorities when dealing with, or ignoring, the persistent problem of buses needing somewhere to park. Pattaya thoroughfares now have much less useable space than before thanks to the parking of huge vehicles by the roadside, often on areas with painted double yellow lines. Although the problems besetting traffic flow in Pattaya are many and varied, a major issue is the existence of the huge tour buses which are particularly a hazard on Third Road and Thappraya Road. When they attempt to turn right on narrow streets, they disrupt traffic and cause long delays. Have the city authorities thought of limiting the size of tour buses allowed to use the local roads? Often, these buses when in use are only one third occupied. All those empty seats.

Annual splash We are approaching the yearly water festival of Songkran to which the only answer appears to leave the city altogether for at least a week. What began as a gentle washing ceremony has turned into a free-for-all and compulsory dousing, loved by some and hated by others. Over the years, there have been many attempts to restrict the bawdiness. One suggestion was to limit the water wars to just one area of the city, for example Pattaya Park, but nothing ever came of the idea from a city council member. Another “rule”, never enforced, was that the dousing of all and sundry should be restricted to the afternoons and finish promptly at dusk. Yet another proposed solution was that everyone would agree not to throw buckets of water on passing motorbike riders because of the danger to health and safety as well as life and limb. Quite impractical of course. Other ideas for Songkran have included the proposal that the jubilation should be restricted to just one day rather than a week plus. But nothing will actually work. Love it or hate it, the annual water festival is here to stay in its wildest form. Not even the threat of a nationwide drought will have the slightest effect. Just lie back and enjoy it. Or take a well-deserved break in a third country without this particular tradition.

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Risky husband Q: I am the British common-law husband of a Thai woman who owns a shop in a Pattaya suburb. It is not a posh setup and sells only basic foods and some hardware items. The other day, when my partner was ill, I served a few customers in the shop and this is not the first time I have done that. But a neighbour told me that I was committing a crime and could risk prosecution and deportation. Surely this can’t be right? I have a oneyear retirement visa. A: Technically it is correct. Thai labour laws are very strict and working is defined as performing such an activity whether remunerated or not. If a problem were to occur, it would likely be because a local Thai took an exception to your activity, perhaps because of jealousy in a rival business. Our advice has to be to keep a low profile if you don’t have a work permit. Extending under arrest Q: My friend was recently arrested for a sex attack although he claims he is not guilty. He obtained

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bail at the local court, but his passport was lodged there. His 60-day tourist visa expires soon and he needs to visit immigration to make an extension as the court case is still some weeks away. How can he do that without his passport? A: Your friend needs to take his paperwork – the arrest and the bail receipt – to the court as there is a provision for the authorities to loan him his passport to visit immigration. The process is a bit complicated, so he may need to take with him a Thai speaker who can overcome the obvious hurdles. But the essential thing when dealing with Thai bureaucracy is the right paperwork. Too sick to attend Q: My brother is in the intensive care unit and his visa is about to run out. The hospital bursar says he should get a friend to obtain a medical extension. However, she was not sure how to do this. Have you the right information for me to undertake this task?

Your intimate counselor Sickening relatives Dear Agony Ivy, I am at the end of my tether with the awful behavior of my wife’s relatives. They descend in force about every two weeks and leave behind the most terrible mess. There are two children, for example, who are obsessed with making a loud noise and take it in turns to bang on a drum morning, noon and night. Then there are the mother and father who watch soap operas on the TV all the time with the volume turned up to maximum as one of them is going deaf. Mealtimes are utterly horrendous as the whole family swoops on the tureens at the same time and, to make matters worse, the grandfather has difficulty finding his mouth, even with an oversized spoon. I have tried reasoning with these people but it’s impossible. I even confiscated the drum but both the kids starting screaming all the time which was an even worse problem. On the most recent trip, the grandmother had flu and coughed throughout the night. The walls in our house are very thin. Short of murder, can you suggest anything I can do? Yours faithfully, Devastated Dennis

Agony Ivy writes: The best course of action is to ensure the electricity is cut off when your relatives are next due to appear whilst you retreat to a neighboring hotel. This is easily done by not paying your bill and requesting a temporary disconnection. Lack of electricity always causes mayhem in any household and I am confident that the unwelcome visitors will soon be on their way back home. If, by any chance, this strategy fails to work, then you would certainly be within your rights to have the water board stop supplying their service. Post-mortem porn Dear Agony Ivy, My problem is a highly unusual one and certainly has its disgusting features, which is why I cannot discuss it with people I know. I was married to Bert, my husband, for 30 years and he recently died watching a movie on cable TV. The movie was The Wizard of Oz which we have seen many times before and the doctor believes that boredom may have been responsible for the sudden expiry. Some days later I was clearing out his wardrobe

A: The hospital needs to provide a letter for immigration which describes the illness, the suggested length of the extension and the fact that he is too sick to leave the country. You also need to make sure you have a passport size photo of your brother’s face even if he is in bed. You then go to immigration with the paperwork and fill in the usual TM7 form which you can sign on his behalf. A common misunderstanding is that immigration wants medical records in some detail. They don’t – they want a clear letter on hospital letterhead as outlined above. Delay on settlement Q: My Thai wife was recently turned down for a UK settlement visa on financial grounds but was told that no final decision could be taken as the whole matter of financial thresholds is under judicial review in the UK. How long is this likely to take? A: Nobody knows – whenever the authorized court delivers a final judgment on the secretary of state’s appeal. The embassy can still award this visa if all paperwork is in order and staff believe the application is genuine. The fact that you must now wait is not a promising sign as there is a question mark over the verification of your income which might pose a problem whatever the final judicial decision. But nothing anyone can do at this stage. You could, of course, withdraw the application, lose the fee and apply for a visit (temporary) visa. Whether you are well advised to do this would require an in-depth discussion of the circumstances of your wife and yourself.

of old clothes and came across a large box in one corner. Upon opening this, I found a huge pile of photos and booklets which I can only describe as stomach churning. What people see in all this sex I really don’t know. I could hardly believe my eyes looking at all the sordid material involving men and women and, in some cases, just females during absolutely unspeakable things on a settee. There were also some films with obscene titles such as Clio the Whip Lady and Behind the Toilets, but I have not been able to look at these as the film projector in our house is broken. Why Bert did not buy DVDs I simply don’t know. How do I get rid of all this dreadful stuff without being arrested? Yours in distress, Sober Sonia Agony Ivy writes: This is quite a common problem in my experience and the fact you have central heating means you cannot burn your collection of porn. I suggest placing the entire collection in two black plastic bags and leaving them at a public place in the middle of the night when you cannot be seen. I am sure all will be gone by the first light of morning. Do make sure you do not include any identifiable trash in the bags, for example bills or envelopes with your address, lest you be identified which is the last thing you need.


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Saturday Buffet at East Coast Kitchen Holiday Inn Pattaya offers Saturday night buffet at East Coast Kitchen featuring a selection of international cuisine and local seafood barbecue until June. The Executive Tower’s signature restaurant East Coast Kitchen transforms into an all-day dining venue with special dining concepts during weekends, which are updated regularly. Enjoy the Saturday buffet from 6 to 10 pm with a wide range of Thai famous dishes and international cuisine. Savor a selection of appetizers including European sliced meats, Italian Parma ham, Japanese sushi, and Thai and western salads from spicy tuna salad to grilled asparagus, roman artichoke and grilled prawns. Sumptuous main dish items include chicken supreme wrapped with Parma ham and fresh sage and fried rice with crab and egg. There are live stations such as som tam station and the most soughtafter barbecue station grilling river prawn, rock lobster, blue crab, and squid. The buffet line also features a wide variety of special desserts plus ETE ice cream. Must-try sweets are macadamia caramel cheesecake and red velvet and dark cherry roulade. Saturday buffet is priced at 999 baht net per person and kids 12 years old and below eat for free. Other ongoing offerings at East Coast Kitchen include Friday BBQ dinner buffet (599 baht net) and Family Sunday brunch (999 baht net). East Coast Kitchen

6th floor, Executive Tower Holiday Inn Pattaya 463/68, 463/99 Pattaya Sai 1 Road Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 725 555 www.holidayinn-pattaya.com


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Royal Cliff hosts special lunch for loyal guest

Royal Cliff Hotels Group hosted a special lunch in honor of one of its most loyal guests, Michael Kovacs, held at Terrace @ Caprice – A Taste of Riviera, Royal Wing Suites & Spa. The executive team led by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, presented Kovacs with a beautiful bouquet of flowers along with a card signed by the senior management and thanked him for his loyal support and continued patronage for 18 long years.

Centara Pattaya Hotel Belgian actress at Ravindra welcomes drifting guru Beach Resort & Spa

Jonas Sjostedt, general manager of Centara Pattaya Hotel, welcomes Kiki Sak Nana (right), the guru of drifting, on his arrival to stay at the hotel.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Bie The Star Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed singer and actor Sukrit Wisetkaew, known to his fans as “Bie The Star”, on the occasion of his recent performance at the resort.

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa led by resident manager Ploywadee Dibbayawan welcomed Belgian actress Janine Bischops (right) during her stay at the resort.


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Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok welcomes prime minister

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok management led by general manager Marco Metge (3rd right) welcomed General Prayut Chan-o-cha (3rd left), Thailand’s 29th prime minister, on his visit to the hotel for the opening ceremony of a seminar on Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), sponsored by several government agencies in cooperation with the British Embassy in Bangkok.

Hilton Pattaya stages the 2nd Staircase Race – Earth Hour Run

Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler, general manager, raised Earth Hour awareness among team members by staging the 2nd Staircase Race – named as the only vertical staircase run in Pattaya. The staircase race from level 1 to level 34 was intended to encourage the use of stairs rather than lifts when necessary for energy saving. More than 100 team members participated kicking off the hotel’s annual Earth Hour activities.

Earth Hour at Pattaya Mai Charoenpura at Marriott Resort & Spa Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa participated again in the Earth Hour event, which took place on Saturday, 28th of March 2015, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Guests and associates alike switched off as many lights and power sources as possible, in the entire hotel building. In recognition of this event, a 300-baht discount on Saturday’s BBQ dinner was offered when guests dined after 8 pm by candlelight, while Royal Garden Spa offered a 30 percent discount for a single treatment during Earth Hour.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart, general manager, gave a warm welcome to Mai Charoenpura (right), one of Thailand’s top female entertainers, on the occasion of her recent performance at the resort.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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The Royal Cliff deVine Wine Club Stages another Heavenly Pairing of French Vin and Voluptuous Victuals Angus Beef Tenderloin

Norwegian Salmon Mi-Cuit

Pattaya’s gastronomes gathered at The Royal Cliff recently to enjoy another evening of culinary/ oenophonic pampering from the deVine Wine Club. The club was launched in April 2001 as the visible face of the resort’s enthusiasm and passion for promoting wines and hosting vinicultural soirees. Graciously presided over by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, it proved yet again, how this prestigious wine club manages to push not only the epicurean envelope but to present an interesting array of bottles from global wine-growing areas. The showcased wines for this event were from the Gérard Bertrand estates. Their seven award-winning properties are situated in the finest wine-growing regions of LanguedocRoussillon in the south of France. Gérard Bertrand was born and raised in the region making wine with father, Georges, since the age of 10. A former rugby union player who represented France, RC Narbonne and the Stade Français; he retired from his rugby career to take over the family estate after the accidental death of his father and is now a renown winemaker. His five estates offer the full range of diversity of wines from red, white, rose, varietal, appellation, estate, still, sparkling and dessert.

On arrival in the reception area we were handed a glass of 6ème Sens Blanc 2012 to accompany the gourmet canapés and to set the scene for the 6-course pageant of tastes to come. The wine proved very enjoyable and easy-drinking due to its aromatic freshness and is being discovered as a versatile aperitif. Executive Chef Walter Thenisch had created a gastronomic pairing menu to complement the wines and was on hand to greet and meet the wine buffs and discerning bon vivants on this exclusive culinary event. The iconic Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar hosts these events and from its imposing décor to the teak arched windows, the cool wine cellar, and the sophisticated ambiance, enhanced with the melodious sounds of the piano player, it just oozed with luxury, extravagance and pleasure. Following Antonello Passa, general manager of The Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s welcome speech and a smoothly given history of Gérard Bertrand’s Languedoc-Roussillon vini-empire by Ron Batori, president of Bangkok Beer and Beverages Co., Ltd., the evening was about to commence. The first pouring of the evening was a Reserve Speciale Sauvignon Blanc 2010. This old world wine charmed with its very distinctive notes of smoked hay and wood with a very dry crisp finish. Chef’s

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first course of Norwegian salmon mi-cuit with pickled beetroots and a special white balsamic vinaigrette proved an inspired choice. A rough translation of the French phrase “micuit” is half-cooked, but that fails to express the decadent texture of this salmon. A combination of heat and salt work in concert to ensure that, although served chilled, the salmon is anything but raw. Accompanied by round cuts of pickled beets, topped with a micro salad and strewn with petals it was an opening masterpiece. Course number two was a showcase of luxury overload, Maine lobster poached in fennel with a potato and fennel mousse, persimmon and beurre blanc with a pairing of Gris Blanc Rose 2013. This unique wine is an award-winning vintage showcasing the new colours of rose. A truly original rose draped in its extremely pale pink colour but with aromas of small red fruit, crisp with freshness. Presentation of this course was impeccable, the attention to detail superb. A coral fresh claw rested on a bed of potato and fennel mousse juxtaposed by a knuckle of the precious flesh garnished with a sliver of poached pear with persimmon and beurre blanc sauce. Toques off to the kitchen for this triumphant combination. There is usually a luscious beef course for the main event at these

deVine wine dinners and this one was no exception. The main event was a herb-cepes mushroom crusted Black Angus beef tenderloin with red wine braised onions, homemade potato crisps and accompanied by a bordelaise sauce. The distinguished wine chosen to balance these robust flavours was a Reserve Speciale Syrah Rouge 2011. With it generous array of deep fruit flavours it was the perfect escort. Handcrafted chèvre cheeses with wild greens and pistachio signaled we were approaching the closing stages of this pageant of splendidly crafted dishes. The goat’s cheeses did not disappoint; a trio of artisanal beauties was served at the perfect temperature to reveal their individual characters, sharp, creamy and heady, they were a divine trio. Paired with a 6ème Sens Rouge 2011 with its fruity aromas and silky tannins it was a good choice for enjoying the joys of goat’s cheese.

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After all this gleeful eating the dessert had more surprises to offer. The final pouring of the evening was a sparkling Cremant de Limoux Blanc 2010. The dessert was a heavenly plate of macaroons filled with raspberry mousse, hot chocolate soufflé and homemade bourbon vanilla ice cream – and yes it really was as sumptuous as it all sounds and made for the sweetest and most charming conclusion. We passed on coffee and homemade chocolate pralines. The Royal Grill Room is a place that does everything slightly beyond the call of duty. As you stumble out into the night you will not forget an evening of wining and dining at one of the memorable deVine Wine Club events. These superb deVine Wine Club Dinners are held every few months and members and non-members are always welcome. Details on membership are on request from The Royal Cliff Hotels Group website on www.royalcliff.com.

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F&B Promotions New “Oceans Beach Club Bar & Grill”

Zesty Summer Cocktails

at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Infiniti and Latitude Lounge, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a fresh new take on coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. Explore a range of outdoor settings with breathtaking views of the oceanfront. Lounge away in one of the beachfront beds and enjoy uncomplicated, flavorful and healthy dishes prepared simply but elegantly and reflecting a unique blend of cooking styles and ingredients of the cultures. Turn the lights down and the beats go up, with sophisticated twist to grills and cocktails. Fresh catch, sizzles on the grill whilst the hickory-flavored charcoal infuses all that adores the iron. The new Oceans Beach Club Bar & Grill is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

It’s April – the month we officially say hello to summer! Beat the summer heat with drinks of the month: Mango Volcano, White Dragon, Ultra Violet, and Tropical Hurricane. Mixologist Patrick has taken zesty lemons to a whole new level by perfecting the ultimate thirst quenchers with just the right twist of summer fruits mango, pineapple, coconut and dragon fruit to emphasize the freshness of summer breeze. Price is 320 baht ++ per glass. Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm every day. For more information, please call 038 259 888.

Irresistible Hours

Call 038 714 981 for reservation.

at Car Bar, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

A Joyful Easter Family Brunch

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 7-9 pm at the price of 300 baht ++ per drink.

at Edge, Hilton Pattaya Guests are invited to spend quality time with families over a sumptuous Easter brunch buffet with special menus, kids’ activities and Easter giveaways on Sunday, April 5, 2015, from 12 noon to 3:30 pm. The Easter brunch is priced at 1,400 baht per adult, 700 baht for children ages 6-12 years, and children age below 6 dine for free. Guests who enjoy fine wines can opt for the wine buffet at an additional 1,100 baht per person. For more information or reservations, please dial 038 253 000 or email sawitree.seerasa@hilton.com.

Benihana gourmet lunch buffet at Benihana, The Japanese Steakhouse Pattaya Savor the bountiful Teppanyaki lunch buffet and be ready to be entertained by the juggling chefs and their live cooking skills as they dish up an extensive selection of mouth-watering delights. In addition, diners can indulge at buffet stations offering an abundance of popular regional dishes that are the epitome of simplicity, purity and freshness. Price is 599 baht net per person for standard menu with one soft drink or 799 baht net per person for premium menu with a selection of sashimi, salmon, mushroom and unlimited soft drinks. Lunch is served daily from 12 to 3 pm. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

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

Mussels & Fries at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Enjoy New Zealand green-lipped mussels steamed in fragrant Thai herbs and spices representing a twist on this classic dish from down under. Oasis Restaurant is open daily from 6 am through 11 pm. For reservations, please call 038 714 981.

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CENTARA GRAND PHRATAMNAK Friday Night BBQ

Glitz and glamour flourish beautifully at Tulip Group’s hospitality venture. Managed by Centara it’s luxury all the way from the dramatic marinethemed lobby with its chic Italian furnishings, state-ofthe-art glass lifts to the Oceana restaurant where sharks swim nonchalantly through the huge aquariums oblivious to the stares and gasps of onlookers. No expense has been spared to make this southern Pattaya 5-star destination elegantly modish and on-trend. The signature restaurant here is Ruffino which is set on the rooftop with superb views of the bay and beyond. The marine theme continues with more aquariums, this time with dancing moon jellyfish tumbling and turning in their watery habitats. We have reviewed Ruffino before and a stunning meal it was but on this occasion

we were visiting to experience the Friday night international seafood BBQ held on the third Friday of each month. This gourmet event is set on the rooftop lounge and bar overlooking the pool and ocean. Priced at only B1,299 including free-flow wine (B.900 with soft drinks) it is a must-visit venue. Elegantly dressed staff are on hand to flick away the used plates, bring new ones, replenish cutlery and generally to be friendly and pleasant. As you would expect from a 5-star kitchen, the choices are plentiful and of premier quality. Seafood is always a popular station and at Centara Grand Phratamnak the serving dishes toppled with top-notch crustaceans: weighty crabs filled with luscious white meat, fat bright-eyed prawns, rock lobster and imported green-lipped mussel. It was here that Mick

and I set off filling our plates firstly with sweet, briny French oysters which we crowned with red vinegar and minced shallots which really made them sing. Japanese sushi and sashimi is always another popular station which receives the undivided attention of most of the diners. Together with freshly made California rolls, premium tuna, salmon, octopus, crab sticks and squid plus a huge platter of in-house grave lax all tastes were superb, sweet, salty and utterly delicious. The next station displayed spicy seafood salads, a myriad of leafy salad creations including a particularly good, Greek salad, a Thai pork herb yam, and much, much more with an extensive choice of dressings and chili pastes. Moving on to more substantial fare, chafing dishes offered

up their treasure of vegetable fried rice, pan-fried tilapia fillets, glistening pork spare ribs, a hearty western beef stew together with beef with Thai herbs, baked potatoes topped with sour cream, two types of hot fragrant soup – the variety was endless. It was then forward to the BBQ area where lamb, chicken, beef, veal, prawns, fish and squid were on offer to cook to our preference. Alongside this the pasta chef was waiting to create bespoke spaghetti or penne preparation together with the many Italian sauces on offer. Sea bass was another choice plus steaks and a delicious ratatouille and roasted potatoes. Continue circling the room and you’ll come across the Mongolian hotpot table where chicken, beef and seafood can be simmered in the special broth together with a whole garden of seasonal vegetables. Hold on to your waistbands here comes the dessert counter where chocolate bomb cakes and fancies sit innocently next to all manner of cheesecakes, mousses, chocolate tartlets, profiteroles, custards, fruit pies and ice creams. This is one extravagant buffet/BBQ set against a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay. DJ Diva plays exactly the right selection of sounds to keep the guests in a party mood and the waiters zealously refill your wine glasses at every opportunity. Five-star dining at an exceedingly moderate cost doesn’t get any better than this! Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge Centara Grand Phratanmak Soi 5, Phratamnak Road Tel: 038 306 337 Email: cgpx@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ centaragrand/CGPX

Hotel Promotions Rejuvenating Escapes package at Holiday Inn Pattaya

Splendours of Songkran at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

Unwind and recharge in tranquility at this family-friendly hotel with the Rejuvenating Escapes package. The offer includes accommodation for two adults with breakfast and dinner at East Coast Kitchen. Available from now until 31st January 2016.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group invites you to celebrate the glorious start to the Thai New Year with an evening of Splendours of Songkran on April 11, 2015 from 7 to 10:30 pm at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. Usher in the Thai New Year and relive family traditions this Songkran with a celebratory Songkran BBQ Buffet at Larn Thong – Authentic Thai Traditions. Experience delectable cuisine from the four regions of Thailand, captivating traditional Thai performances, great live music and an exciting lucky draw with generous prizes ranging from roundtrip tickets from U-Tapao to Samui courtesy of Bangkok Airways to luxurious stays in 5-star hotels with breakfast. Experience the beauty and charms of Thailand’s most celebrated festival for only 1,600 baht ++ per person only.

For more information, please visit www. holidayinn-pattaya.com.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.


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Bangkok: the capital of culinary excellence

Gaggna restauran in Bangkok

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by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

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Bangkok’s reputation as the region’s home to the best in international dining received a boost recently when progressive Indian restaurant, Gaggan, took first place in the latest list of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.”

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The restaurant, opened by Indianborn chef Gaggan Anand, was named Asia’s best at a ceremony in Singapore. Gaggan was singled out by judges for its “playful” food and classic Indian dishes which Chef Gaggan

“reinterprets with modernity and flair to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western cuisine.” Gaggan’s win marks the second consecutive year that a Bangkok restaurant has taken this coveted top

spot in the awards. In 2014, David Thompson’s Thai Restaurant Nahm at Bangkok’s Metropolitan Hotel was voted number one. Thawatchai Arunyik, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “This is great news for Bangkok, and Thailand as a whole, and testament to the hard work of Chef Anand and his team who well deserve this accolade. The award, which was last year taken by Bangkok’s Nahm restaurant, shows how Bangkok is not only the best place to enjoy Thai dishes, but also offers the finest in international dining too. We can now expect more food lovers to flock to the city to enjoy our range of culinary delights.”

This year, Nahm took seventh place and was joined by other Thai successes including Chef Tim Butler’s Eat Me (25th place), Bo.Lan (37th place) and Ian Kttichai’s Issaya Siamese Club (39th place). Second and third place in this year’s list went to Narisawa in Tokyo and Ultraviolet in Shanghai. The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards now in their third year are organized by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2002. The Asian awards are based on votes from more than 300 chefs, restaurateurs and experts in six countries across Asia.

Great Earth Experience Center What makes Prime

The newest culinary emporium in the heart of Bangkok

Steakhouse so special?

Great Earth International, Thailand's leading food service and HORECA supplier of the world’s finest culinary products, launched the Great Earth Experience Center. The first of its kind in Bangkok, the center features an amazing array of gourmet delights and experiences. With a delectable choice of products, those in Bangkok and visitors alike will be able to indulge in a totally new and unique epicurean retail experience that’s never before existed Thailand. Great Earth Experience Center is centrally located in Soi Ruamrudee in a purpose built four-storey complex. The center provides a variety of culinary offerings, including the Great Earth Café Tea Ria, the Great Earth Academy, and the EuroCave flagship showroom, as the center offers a totally new experience through some of the world’s finest products, sourced from all over the world in the spirit of true connoisseurship. Great Earth Experience Center showcases a full range of premium beverages such as Lavazza Coffee, Gryphon Tea, Vedrenne Syrup, and Como Coffee. The EuroCave Flagship Showroom is the first of its kind in Asia, and will display a full range of EuroCave domestic wine cabinets and preservation systems, including a select range of EuroCave professional products.

Prime lives up to its name, a classy contemporary restaurant that is all about the best. Sample a slice of something grilled in wood smoke, riverside at award-winning Prime Steakhouse, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, and indulge your inner carnivore or seafood yearnings to your heart's content. So what is it that makes Prime different? Firstly, all the cuts of beef are kept chilled; never frozen, ensuring the delicate intricacies of the flavor remain intact. Prime offers St. Helen USDA Prime cuts, from corn-fed herds on the pristine pastures of Washington State, USA. Prime of course offers Tajima Wagyu beef. Related in bloodlines to Kobe beef, these herds are raised in the wild fields of Victoria, Australia

Great Earth Café Tea Ria

The Great Earth Showroom, a one-stop shopping area, offers a full range of Great Earth's professionally selected beverage products and services. Great Earth's customers will be introduced to the unique array of products ranging from EuroCave wine cabinets, coffee bean brewers, and the world’s finest beverage goods. The Great Earth Academy is the largest barista training center in Asia. Not only it is the training and learning center for coffee professionals accredited with world-class training standards by the renowned Lavazza Barista Program, with nine barista training stations, but also include Tea Master Classes by Gryphon Tea

Company, as well as master classes on wines, cigars, spirits and cheeses. The Great Earth Experience Center is a truly pleasurable fully integrated experience featuring the world’s most desired delicacies. It is more than just a café or a barista training center. Great Earth has delivered to Bangkok a full range of luxury gourmet products. The Great Earth Experience Center, Great Earth Academy, and EuroCave Flagship Store are ready to welcome all gourmet savvy diners, wine lovers and gastronomic professionals. Come for a memorable experience you cannot find anywhere else in Thailand!

and grain-fed for 500 days, in strict accordance with Japanese traditions. In addition, top-grade Miyazaki beef from Japan is available in Prime. The finest cuts of meat are nothing without the expert preparation, and the steaks are cooked in wood-fired ovens. Prime offers flavored wood chips that add distinctive tasting notes – Hickory, Cherry Wood and Eucalyptus scented with Mesquite and even Jack Daniel’s. The man behind these culinary creations is Chef de Cuisine Sethasak, a master of his craft who celebrates both tradition and innovation. Prime Steakhouse 3rd floor, Millennium Hilton Bangkok Open daily, 6-11 pm Tel: 02 442 2000

events cale ndar SONGKRAN 2015 IN THAILAND

DRINK, DIVE, DUCK BIKINI POOL PARTY

J JETRIN LIVE IN CONCERT

Date: 6-19 April 2015 (dates may differ from province to province) Venue: Nationwide

Date: 17-18 April 2015, FridaySaturday Venue: A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya

Date: 2 May 2015, Saturday, 8 pm – midnight Venue: Aranda Ballroom, Amari Pattaya

Activities: Songkran, the muchloved and muchanticipated yearly event, is more than about water-fights and fun in the sun. The Thai New Year traditions stretch back hundreds of years, and in a country as large and diverse as Thailand, how the festival is celebrated differs from province to province – each community having their own unique centuries-old traditions. For more information: TAT Call Centre Tel: 1672 www.tatnews.org/ai1ec_event/tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-songkran2015-in-thailand/

Activities: Drink Dive Duck combines water festival with pool party featuring local and international DJs. For more information: Tel: 081 858 2801, 088 548 8499 www.drinkdiveduck.com

Activities: Get ready to party with the King of Dance, J Jetrin Wattanasin, known for his popular song Jep Pai Jep Ma. Watch J Jetrin perform live for only 1,200 baht net per person (admission includes unlimited draught beers, house wines, soft drinks and whiskey). Book before 15 April 2015 to get an earlybird ticket promo at only 900 baht net. For more information: Amari Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418 Email: fbreservation.pattaya@amari.com


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Pattaya Music Festival 2015 The Pattaya Music Festival this year hosted only two platforms because of the danger of traffic jams caused by the road repairs and renovation currently in progress, especially on Sukhumvit Highway. Hundreds of thousands of visitors nonetheless showed up over the long weekend and hotels reported an 80 percent occupancy across the greater Pattaya district.

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Pattaya turns green, for one day only by Derek Franklin

The fifth St. Patrick’s Day Parade took to the streets of Pattaya on the afternoon of the 17th of March, and this annual event just keeps on getting bigger and bigger each year. While St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, this day is celebrated throughout the world. From New York to New Zealand, Beijing to Dubai and from Moscow to Sydney, as well as in towns and villages throughout Ireland people celebrated this day. Five marching bands, and too many decorated floats, cars, pick-up trucks and motorbikes to count joined thousands of local Thais, resident foreigners and holidaymakers to prove that you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Green was the colour of the day, and while many wore a simple green T-shirt, it was obvious that others took a long time preparing their outfit for the day.

Rattanachai Suttidechanai, from the Tourism and Sports Department at City Hall, welcomed the thousands of people who turned up at the start of the parade. This was followed by Derrick Kane, the man who came up with the idea of Pattaya hosting this yearly parade, who said he was overwhelmed by the large number of people who made the effort. Father Michael Picharn Jaiseri C.Ss.R., vice president of the Father Ray Foundation, reminded the lively crowd that on this day, March 17, everyone was Irish, and for the sellers of green fabrics it must be their busiest time of year. While the parade is a huge amount of fun there is a serious side to the event, to raise funds for the Father Ray Foundation which currently cares for and educates 850 underprivileged children and student with disabilities. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org.


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Holiday time-Catching up time by Thonglor Clinic

With our busy lifestyle, we often put many things in the To-Do list and we don’t always attend to them. While you are in Thailand relaxing on the beach, why not take time to look at your health? Thonglor Clinic offers you the chance to find out about your little niggling problems or to discover some issues with your health before they become a problem. A quick consultation with the physician to check on your blood pressure and do some blood tests might be in order. Sometimes in our country of origin it is a real ordeal to find the time to do these things. Right now, you can do this in between drinks and

massages‌take care of yourself. As many will know, prostate problems arise after the age of 50 for many men. You should keep an eye on your PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels. There is no need to alarm yourself at a high initial reading. It can be due to prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) or inflammation of the prostate without signifying cancer but can be a useful tool to follow up on your health. With excessive alcohol consumption and overeating, we also tax our livers; it may be useful to check on all the serologic tests that can pinpoint problems that could be brewing. If abnormal levels are found, other investigations may be

in order and some detoxification programs are available. Glutathione is produced by the liver but with either some cirrhosis or fatty degeneration of the liver, our levels may not be adequate and we may need assistance. It may be of benefit for people who have some tumors or are dealing with some forms of cancer. As we age, aches and pains appear. Putting on your shoes in the morning may be an ordeal. Arthritic pains can be a constant reminder of our limitations. As many of you know, a good massage can help to reduce these aches. Always be careful

before launching yourself into a fitness regime on your holidays. Investigate first to see what the cause of your problem is. Guna pain management may assist you in regaining some of your mobility. There are also all the musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative processes that accumulate over the years. You may also take more notice and start to apply the suggestions given by the physician. During holiday time we are always more receptive to lifestyle changes that also can be more easily implemented. Men just like women can undergo

hormonal changes that are referred to as andropause. It can explain your lack of interest in sex or poor performance. Help is here. You have to take the time to assess your individual personal situation. Metabolisms can be improved and you can regain a much more positive outlook on life. A simple blood test can tell a lot about your needs. Take time to find out what is going on with yourself. You deserve the best. Thonglor Clinic may help you to make the most of your holiday. For more information contact Thonglor Clinic 038 252 055.


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Songkran Refresher at Royal Garden Spa, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa

Celebrate the spirit of Thailand’s famous New Year, water festival, with this special two-hour spa package. Feel all the past year’s tension melt away in a 60-minute body massage and give your complexion a radiant boost with a 60-minute Anantara facial. Leave with a complimentary Anantara cleanser and toner gift set, as well as a water gun to join in the Songkran splashing fun. Price is 3,950 baht (real value of 6,650 baht). For more information and reservations, please contact Tel: 038 412 120 ext 1711 or email: ms_pmrs@minor.com.

ASEAN Remedies

Thread lift is a minimally invasive rejuvenation technique used for repositioning sagging cheeks, lifting sagging eyebrows, and adjusting asymmetric brows and face. The thread lift system works by gently lifting sagging facial tissue in an upward direction, thus allowing to produce by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen a fresh, relaxed and more youthful appearance while preserving and enhancing the natural contours of your face. Thread lift uses extremely fine surgical sutures to lift and support the droopy areas of the face, brow and neck. The threads have tiny barbs that grasp on to and lift the soft tissues. The threads are inserted in position and once in place, the tiny barbs are gently opened which then lifts and repositions the underlying facial tissue into a more vertical and youthful position. The end of the thread is then cut and knotted, allowing it to retract deep under the skin. The threads then remain

at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Using the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community’s inception as an inspiration, Devarana Spa offers ASEAN Remedies spa programs, available throughout 2015 at all Devarana Spas worldwide. Bringing together the best of the region’s natural ingredients and healing traditions, these are combined to create an invigorating spa experience, comprising a body scrub followed by a sublime massage. The healing traditions from 10 Southeast Asian countries have been classified geographically into four distinct programs: Mekong River Harmony, Malaya Retreat, Kalimantan Haven and Pilipinas Island Hideaway. Each one is devised to bring body and mind back into equilibrium within two hours to improve total well-being. The two-hour ASEAN Remedies spa programs are priced at 3,500 baht ++. For more information, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

Sakura Blossom at The Okura Spa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok The Okura Spa celebrates Japan’s new Sakura season with a new cherry blossom treatment that combines a body scrub with an aroma oil massage. The Sakura Blossom treatment lasts for 90 minutes and guests may also select the optional 30 minutes Sakura milk bath session. The treatment is available from March 1 to May 31, 2015. Priced is 3,800 baht ++ per person (5,200 baht ++ per person with Sakura milk bath session).

Why is Silhouette Soft® innovative? • Immediate natural lift. • Progressive restoration of collagen • Entirely re-absorbable component • 30-minute procedure • No incision • Long-lasting effect for up to 18 months • Tailor-made treatment

Bring this coupon to avail buy 1 get 1 FREE Ultra Deep facial spa For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). Website: www.nichaclinic.com. Facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond.

Pimple Problem Pointers We have all awakened to the morning horror of finding a pimple glaring at us from the mirror. Young and old, women and men--everyone is susceptible to facial breakouts thanks to diet, stress, hormones and poor sleeping habits. Much of the time we can ignore the temporary blemish. But what can you do when a pimple pops up at exactly the wrong time? First: do not squeeze

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

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under the skin to provide structure and support. They are inserted via a tiny incision behind the hairline so there are no visible scars. They cannot be felt and are clear so that they are not visible once they are in place. Once in position, your body generates new collagen bundles that surround each thread to maintain the lifting effect. The exact placement of the threads will vary from patient to patient. Usually only one procedure is needed to achieve the desired lifting effect. The length of time the results last varies depending on the age of the patient at the time of the procedure, the degree of sagging, and the number of threads used. Additional threads may be added as needed. Risks and complications with the thread lift are uncommon and usually easily rectifiable. The actual thread is made from proven materials which have been used in all dissolvable sutures devised for sewing wounded blood vessels. These are modified as to resemble a fishbone with very small (almost invisible) and duly directed swells. In general, the best candidates for this procedure include both women and men in their 30s through their 60s who want a more youthful appearance but do not want a conventional full facelift or brow lift procedure.

it. In fact, don’t even touch it. That will only increase the inflammation. Instead, for immediate results, rush to see your dermatologist and ask for an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid. Actually, a better plan of action is to be prepared. If you know in advance that a stressful event is coming up—a big dinner party, a wedding, an annual social— ask your doctor now to prescribe Vanoxide-HC (2% benzoyl peroxide with 0.5% hydrocortisone cream). Then, at the first sign of a pimple or acne attack, dab on the cream. If no dermatologist or Venoxide is on hand, treat the affected area with a benzoyl peroxide cream or gel. It's an inexpensive solution that acts as an antimicrobial. It increases skin turnover, clearing pores and reducing the bacterial count. Start with the lowest concentration until your skin achieves tolerance. When all else fails, cover the blemish with a highquality concealer.

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Vol. 03 No. 07 | Apr 1-15, 2015

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

Love Somebody – Reba McEntire

FURIOUS 7

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

Release Date April 1, 2015 Lead Actors Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Director James Wan Writers Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson Genre Action | Crime | Thriller

Release Date April 16, 2015 Lead Actors Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke Director Paul Tibbitt Writers Glenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel Genre Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Love Somebody is the upcoming 27th studio album from American country music singer, Reba McEntire. The album will be released on April 14, 2015 by Nash Icon. This is McEntire's first studio album since the 2010 release of All the Women I Am. "Going Out Like That" was released as the album's first single on January 6, 2015. American country music singer, Jennifer Nettles is featured on the album. McEntire produced the album with Tony Brown, James Stroud, and Doug Sisemore.

1. Going Out Like That 2. Enough (featuring Jennifer Nettles) 3. She Got Drunk Last Night 4. Livin' Ain't Killed Me Yet 5. That’s When I Knew 6. I'll Go On

7. Until They Don't Love You 8. Promise Me Love 9. Just Like Them Horses 10. Love Somebody 11. Love Land 12. Pray for Peace

After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dom, Brian and the rest of the crew are able to return to the US and live normal lives again as they had wanted. However, Owen's older brother, Deckard, is after Dom and his crew, seeking revenge for his brother's death and putting the entire crew in danger once more.

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

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

All New Honda HR-V – “HR-V” Not the “CR-V”

Honda Hits Homerun with a Novel Cool Sport Crossover Crossing over? Find Honda Jazz a tad too small and Honda CR-V? Well ... “My auntie and my mother drive one,” says a young family friend who plays golf weekends and rides BMX. His sweetheart has two dogs. The couple wants to be different and they're Honda brand loyal. That's why their new vehicle is a Honda HR-V (top spec) in Alabaster Silver Metallic. Retail price: 1,045,000 baht. Why is the Honda HR-V so attractive? Pattaya Today Automotive takes the Japanese compact crossover utility for a spin. This is the new Honda aka city-SUV which recently created tons of global media buzz from the North American motorshows New York, Detroit, Los Angeles to the European: Paris, Frankfurt and Salon international de l'automobile de Genève last month. Styling-wise this is the best Honda has rolled out in a long time. The bold, powerful front and the swooping line along HR-V's flanks and the coupé-like roofline emphasize sportiness. Then I notice four doors but only two door handles! The handles of the rear doors are cleverly hidden into the C-pillar creating a cool coupé look. Just like the Italian red Alfa Romeo 156 sport saloon. The derrière view reveals the distinctive tail-light cluster, the sporty roof spoiler and a BMW-ish shark fin lurking on top. Inside the crossover: comfortable

leather upholstered cabin for five people. HR-V's interior design in cool piano black accents is functional. The user-friendly instrument cluster, touch-sensitive climate controls and touch-screen 7-inch display audio, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and a red engine start/stop button. The works! In the back there's ample cargo when the back seats are stowed. The front passenger seat can fold flat too for carrying BMX bikes, surfboards and Korean-made fridges. The rear seats rise and fold: Honda's “Magic Seat” concept which enables you to carry tall items like picture frames, mirrors or pot plants in the rear footwells, thanks to a low-profile, centrally mounted fuel tank. Up in the ceiling a big glass panoramic roof. Great for fiance's or wife's click-click-click Jomtien beach sunset smartphone pix with a selfie stick. Facebook “Like, Comment and Share” material. HR-V's propulsion comes from a highly responsive Honda VTEC 1.8-liter inline-four motor mated to a seamless CVT automatic box. For the sporty drivers there's a pair of 7-speed paddle shifters below the steering wheel. Safety-wise, Honda's systems include anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), vehicle stability assist (VSA), hill-start assist (HSA), emergency stop signal

(ESS), daytime running light (DRL), ISOFIX and six airbags (dual front SRS airbags, side curtain airbags and side airbags). On the tarmac it's clear. The new HR-V is an accomplished crossover despite the slightly higher center of gravity. But higher ride with commanding view is always an advantage. The French say: “Au volant la vue c'est la vie”. The more we drove the new Honda crossover the more it made sense. In the morning rush hour the HR-V proved to be nimble and responsive. Honda HR-V's front-wheel drive and 17-inch alloy wheels provided good grip and traction on the Bagna-Trat elevated expressway. This baby-SUV performed effortlessly with the foot

on the accelerator or using the cruise control buttons on the chunky steering wheel. Just press the buttons: engage/ disengage. Piece of cake. In conclusion, the HR-V crossover comes with plenty of street cred, upscale features, practicality and frugal petrol consumption. Runs on E85 fuel too. A compact SUV that will spend most of its time driving short distances, however those who want to take the HR-V further afield won't be disappointed. The Honda designers and engineers have created and developed a winner. A crossover. The new Honda HR-V comes in three variants; entry level: S at 890,000 baht, medium level: E at 975,000 baht, and the top-of-the-line: EL at 1,045,000 baht.

All-new Honda HR-V EL Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder petrol engine Max power: 141 horsepower Torque: 172 Nm Transmission: CTV / 7-speed paddle shift Top speed: 180 kph Fuel consumption: 15 kpl (combined) Price: 1,045,000 baht www.honda.co.th/hrv


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What's Inside: Property The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

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The Orient Resort & Spa Showroom Grand Opening

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page P4/24 Expat Money Corner Holiday Parks–a thriving Sector!

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Thailand property developers, Matrix Developments and Nova Group, opened the show suites of their joint project, The Orient Resort & Spa, on Jomtien Second Road. Matrix Developments CEO Miki Haim and Nova Group where impressive mock-up units were unveiled and raffle CEO Rony Fineman were on hand to welcome clients, real prizes and extensive refreshments awaited guests. estate agents and media at the showroom grand opening, Continued on page P6/26

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Property

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! No, this is not a review of Clint Eastwood’s classic spaghetti western titled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but it is hopefully an action-packed look at Thailand’s economy and Pattaya’s real estate market. There are many twists and turns in Thai politics, the Thai economy and especially our local Eastern Seaboard construction industry; it’s as dramatic as any good ‘B’ movie you’ve ever seen. Let’s get started with the Good; that certainly is what seems to be coming from Thailand’s current leader, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. In a recent survey, the Department of Mental Health found that Thai people were much happier during the second half of 2014, after the military takeover and under the new government. Before the political turmoil, the happiness level among Thais was rated as moderate. Once the turbulence escalated the happiness level plunged-dropping continuously in 2014. By the second half of the year, when Prayut came into power, the level of happiness gradually began rising. In another study conducted by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, it was discovered that most Thais think that Thai politics are a lot better since the coup. The majority of those surveyed felt that political conflicts within the country had noticeably subsided under the leadership of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Compared to the period before the coup, Thailand’s political situation is now more peaceful in their opinion. A day later, The Nation reported that martial law was the

reason behind a spike in tourist arrivals in the second half of last year. That is not only good, it’s great news, and it shows that just maybe military men can show politicians a little about protocol and how to run a country. That’s not all of the good news. Bloomberg News very recently revealed that Thailand ranked at the top among 51 of the world's happiest economies—just ahead of Switzerland, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Leading asset managers are predicting that the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index still has a chance to hit 1700 and even 1800 basis points this year and more than 2,000 investment projects worth 1.4 trillion baht applied for promotional privileges from the Board of Investment last December. For the year as a whole, 3,469 investment projects with a value of 2.1 trillion baht applied for such privileges—the highest in the last 50 years in terms of investment value. The number of projects seeking promotional privileges grew 73 percent yearon-year while the value grew 117 percent. And what about tourism? Despite the fact that Russian arrivals plummeted 45.7 percent to just 145,605 visitors in January following year-on-year declines of 27, 23 and 21 percent, there is no problem, according to the Department of Tourism DirectorGeneral Second Lieutenant Anuphab Kesornsuwan. “The number of tourists visiting Thailand in January was 2.65 million, a solid increase of 16.30 percent from the same period last year. The rise continued in February at 29.60 percent, while

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

in the first 13 days of this month the number of foreign visitors has already showed an increase of 27.6 percent year-on-year”. He said Thailand has become the number one destination for Chinese travelers in the first two months of this year, predicting that the number would likely continue to grow as more and more individual Chinese start their way to Thailand even though the figure of those coming with tour operators is on a decline. Six million Chinese tourists are expected here in 2015--an impressive 25 percent increase from 2014; they are seen generating revenues of about 200 billion baht. Although the Russian tourism market has fallen drastically, the Chinese tourism sector is expected to play a huge part in Thailand's tourism industry revival as the overall number of foreign tourists this year could reach 28.36 million, generating about 1.29 trillion baht, again breaking all records. Yes, the Thai industrial and tourism sectors are booming. Now for the Bad. Things are not looking so good for the world’s real estate industry as there are signs everywhere of oversupply and slow downs. Industry pundits such as Jacob Maslow, editor and publisher of the Rapid News Network, are asking, “Will a potential Chinese housing crash trigger a global financial shock?” Maslow is speaking of China’s overheated and highly oversupplied real estate market with millions of homes just sitting unsold. He recently wrote, “The interesting thing about China’s real estate market is that, unlike the US market which uses real time

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.

pricing, the Chinese real estate aims to sell inventory at ‘official’ prices. The scary thing about this is that the ‘official’ prices are elevated and people aren’t buying. Chinese consumers have kept their cool so well that real estate prices have started to drift down”. If that doesn’t say enough about China’s real estate industry, consider that SOHO China Limited--the largest prime office real-estate developer in China—suffered a 45 percent decline in profits last year. And even though we have heard all the hype about American real estate hot spots and a 16 percent jump in Chinese buyers, America’s real estate market still appears to have a long way before any substantial and real recovery. There has now been over six years of continuous federal government aid trying to boost the American housing market and even though there are some highly publicized ‘hot market areas,’ a large portion of the overall US real estate market is still stuck and not moving forward. The big question is: With all these years of financial stimulus, is the American financial system heading into another 2008-type mortgage-related crash? Regionally,

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

Singapore has always been the pacesetter for ASEAN real estate trends. The latest figures show declining values for Singapore properties and a substantial increase in repossessions. This is where the Ugly comes in as Pattaya’s condominium construction industry seems to be recklessly heading towards a crash. Yes, I used the ‘C’ word that has been on the lips of Eastern Seaboard and Bangkok residents for months. Meanwhile, we are starting to see developers offer higher and higher commissions-as high as 9, 12 and 15 percent, which supports the perception that new condominiums are not selling well. Observers have been talking about a condominium oversupply for a couple years now, and today the huge supply of condominiums coming on the market—combined with the loss of the major buyers such as Russians and Thais—creates a picture that is just plain ugly. We can only hope that the Chinese, who are arriving in larger and larger numbers, start picking up the remaining stock of condominium units and save the Pattaya condo market from what looks like an inevitable fall.

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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Business News Gold Coast Ships launches new boat at Ocean Marina

Can your website generate more income? by Dave Proulx dave@proactive-marketing.solutions

His Excellency Australian Ambassador Paul Robilliard presided over the official launch of Seacat ‘Calypso Ten’, the latest boat built by Gold Coast Ships at

Ocean Marina Yacht Club. The 24m x 9m fast passenger catamaran was built for 11 months at the marina creating opportunities for Thai businesses

and workforce. Guests at the launch party had a chance to experience the idyllic tropical cruising on board the Calypso Ten.

Chinese investors aim for penetrating Thailand’s medical tourism

by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Investors from the People’s Republic of China led by Lu Min, chairman, and Qi Xiao Jun, executive director and general

manager of the Shanghai Ultra Thai Investment Management Co., Ltd. together with Huang Hua, chairman of the Sanya

Tiantai Century Industrial Co., Ltd. made a courtesy call to Thawatchai Arunyik, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand for the cooperation in publicising Thailand’s medical tourism to highend Chinese. The Chinese investors, under the name of Ultra Thai, will invest in medical tourism businesses by opening 50 healthcare centres in China and healthcare centres in five resorts in Thailand providing services such as medical check-up, dental, and optical services. It is expected that these centres will be able to serve 30,000 VIP clients and generate 1.5 billion baht in revenue to Thailand’s medical tourism.

Thailand to stage Bangkok Entertainment Week by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org Thailand is staging the Bangkok Entertainment Week from 27 April to 3 May 2015 to promote the Thai capital as a hub of entertainment business in ASEAN. The week-long event is to transform Bangkok into a city of happiness filled with fun and colorful entertaining events to creatively add value to the economy and business through a variety of digital contents from all over the world. During the week, four events: Bangkok Comic Con 2015 x Anime Festival Asia Thailand 2015, Bangkok International Digital Content Festival 2015, Thailand Comic Con 2015, and Thailand Toy Expo 2015, will take place at venues along the BTS routes including Centara Grand Hotel at Central World, Central World Shopping

Center, Siam Paragon, and Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC). Bangkok Entertainment Week is a product of the coordination between the public and the private

sectors to ensure grandeur while strengthening the entertainment and digital business of Thailand to secure its place on the international stage. For further information, visit: www.bkkentweek.com.

There is an old adage that goes: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” Most businesses have websites. But, is your website working for you? Can the ready-to-spend customers that are actively searching for your services, find you? Do you know how much impact your advertising and marketing expenditures are having on your net profits? If the answer is “I don’t know”, to any of these questions, then your website isn’t living up to its full potential. Over 90 percent of all Google users don’t go past page one. So, what should you do if your site’s not on page one? These days you have more competitors for the same services. Consequently, you have more things to do on your site before Google chooses you above the competition. In short, you need professional SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services. Marketing companies are the best choice to turn to for SEO services, as it’s their business to stay up-to-date on the current Google best practices. These are the guidelines that Google uses to keep the playing field level. But, what is SEO? Google has to judge all websites and decide what order to place your site in the rankings. In other words, it has to decide whether to place your site above or behind a site listing similar services. How does it do this? Well, Google can only really judge you on two areas. The first is how relevant your site is to the search. This is done by looking at the content of the site and the optimisation (the bit that you and I don’t really see) and for Google to determine how easy it is to work out what you do. The second is how popular your site is in relation to the rest of the internet. This is how many times your site is mentioned, and where it’s mentioned, elsewhere on the internet. When you work with a marketing company that understands the mechanics of SEO, they will address both of these criteria indepth. It takes time for results depending on your online history and the competition. But, the results can be extremely rewarding. Especially in businesses that rely on a remote client base, like hotels and property developers. Being found by people who are searching for what you do is the best marketing result in the world, so working with a marketing company that understands your business AND the world of Google is important. The mechanics and techniques of getting Google to work for you is extremely technical and time consuming. But the best part, is that the work and results are easily measurable, which is unlike almost all other forms of marketing. You are perfectly able to track and account for the money you are spending. Working with a company that will keep you informed with “analytics” (Google’s own stats) and keeps you up-to-date with rankings is vital. It means you can see the results and know how your money is being well spent, and what sort of an ROI you are getting from your new customers from your marketing expenditures. It puts you in control of your advertising and marketing budget, and gives you the tools to make the right decisions and judge whether to invest more in what’s working or less in what isn’t. A well-executed SEO service can be a revelation, as it lets you know exactly what you’re getting, for the money that you’re spending.

Proactive Marketing Solutions are a Pattaya-based, digital marketing company. We provide website development and hosting, SEO services and social media campaigns. Please visit us at www.proactive-marketing.solutions. To contact us directly, please call: 090 771 3674 (English), or 080 083 0362 (Thai), or email us at: info@proactive-marketing.solutions.


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

Prenuptial agreements in Thailand

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Holiday Parks–a thriving Sector!

What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial or antenuptial agreement is a written contract between two people in anticipation of marriage. It normally lists all of the assets each person owns, specifies the rights and obligations of the parties, how finances will be managed during the course of marriage, and specifies what each person's property rights will be if the marriage is terminated either by death, divorce or cancelled by court. Who generally needs a prenuptial agreement? Prenuptial agreement may sound odd because most couples are not open to discuss money matters, property ownership or even possibilities of separation, but these agreements are fairly common and essential, especially if either or both parties have substantial assets, valuables, stocks, inheritances, bonds or collectibles that he or she wants to keep as separate property; or both parties want to clarify financial obligations to a parent or a child from a previous marriage and even extensive debts that they will bring into their marriage. Why is it important? A prenuptial agreement sets the financial arrangements and agreements between couples before their marriage. Future concerns about money, work, children, home, and any other mutual issue can be discussed openly. Both parties can retain personal properties and financial assets they owned prior to marriage which can prevent disputes over property in the future. By setting forth a formal agreement, both parties will be assured that their valuables will be disposed of according to their intentions and both will be aware of what to anticipate in the event of dissolution of marriage. Can a prenuptial agreement protect us and our assets from being liable to extensive debts incurred before our marriage? Under Thai law, this agreement can be used to protect assets of the other spouse from being used or seized to satisfy all separate debts incurred before the marriage. Without it, your future spouse's liability and negative credit history can become your own, and creditors can go after the marital property even though only one spouse is the debtor. How does a prenuptial agreement protect my family business, family members and family heirlooms? Protecting Family Business A prenuptial agreement keeps control and protects ownership of assets, finances and properties belonging to a family business. In the absence of a premarital agreement, a court could award some of your ownership rights in a family business to your partner that can lead to a potentially difficult situation in case the marriage fails. Protecting Family Members Often a prenuptial agreement is used to designate responsibility and to protect the interests of children from a prior marriage as well as children from the upcoming marriage. By signing a formal agreement, you can ensure that your children receive the assets, property or money you want them to have in the event of separation. Protecting Family Heirlooms Heirloom could be anything valuable passed down from generations to its family members. A prenuptial agreement can ensure that family heirlooms are kept out of the marital estate as this is important when there are

children from a prior marriage or other relatives for whom they are intended. What is the significance of a prenuptial agreement in a divorce? This could help as a guideline between the couple on how to divide the properties upon divorce. By entering into a prenuptial agreement, there is less stress and bitterness and less to fight about in a divorce procedure. Divorce may be far less expensive if the spouses’ respective rights are prearranged. What are the important points to consider when preparing a prenuptial agreement? Prenuptial agreements need to be in writing and signed before the marriage with at least two witnesses present and must be registered in the local office where the marriage will take place. This must be written in both Thai and English or the spouse’s native language for better understanding of both parties. It is important to consider that prenuptial agreements cannot be altered except by authorization of the court. It is extremely important that both parties understand exactly all the rights and obligations that go along with the signing of the agreement; that is why each party needs legal counsel from their own respective lawyers. Will a prenuptial agreement drafted in Thailand be valid to cover my assets in other countries? It is recommended that you also obtain legal advice from a legal professional under the other jurisdictions involved because a prenuptial agreement you make in Thailand under Thai law may not always be fully recognized in other countries as there may be a conflict of laws between the different jurisdictions. Can a prenuptial agreement cover child support or child custody? Prenuptial agreements do not deal with child custody or child support issues. The court makes the final decision on custody, and parties cannot set child support since no one can predict all the circumstances which will arise at the time of a dispute. The court shall have the power to decide what is in the child's best interest and will not deny a child the right to financial support or the opportunity to have a relationship with an able parent. What if my spouse and I decide, after years of marriage, that we no longer want to have the prenuptial agreement in effect? Most well-written prenuptial agreements will stipulate a condition that dictates exactly how to withdraw the prenuptial agreement, or a provision for automatic cancellation after an agreed-upon number of years.

In fund managers on-going attempts to cherry pick sectors that will offer consistent, worthwhile returns to investors, particularly over the recent turbulent years, funds have been set up to specifically avoid the machinations of the world’s stock markets, in selected sectors enjoying very strong demand. Although stock markets have rallied, the fact is that although they have surpassed 2007 levels, it’s not by a big margin. Simply put, had your money been linked to the main indices all that time, only recently would you have got your original investment back plus a little extra, with nothing much for inflation. Eight years is a long time to wait for your holdings to claw back and modestly exceed their original paper value. When we remember the ’60s and ’70s image of holiday parks, it is usually with distain, however, gone are the days of grotty chalets and depressing venues. With a huge modernisation programme providing vastly upgraded facilities, this is one of the sectors attracting attention. Apart from the fact that it’s on a growth path, a significant number of UK local authority pension funds have invested in such funds, along with many big UK corporate household names. Consequently, we have looked at the sector in depth. In the volatile financial world we all now find ourselves, it is not often we’ve been able to identify a particular fund that has demonstrated the business acumen required to deliver good investment performance throughout the turbulence. The UK leisure park business is currently a 3 billion GBP per annum business. The purchase/rental of prime sites and significantly upgrading the facilities is one part of the equation. ‘Camp’ sites are being replaced with modern, fixed units and amenities, resulting in both increased capital values and higher revenue streams. The institutional funding has allowed their operation to put in place an impressive development and acquisition schedule over the coming years, which is likely to ensure continuing worthwhile performance. Keep in mind, there is no correlation between this fund’s strong performance and the stock markets. Once again, we see the scenario that has proved successful in recent times; a dominant position in a specific sector that’s enjoying very strong demand, with rising values/income, unconnected to the ups and downs of the markets. As with all property linked funds, there is always the question of liquidity. The holding of real assets, by its very nature, means they cannot be disposed of overnight. Nonetheless, the liquidity level maintained in this fund is above the industry norm, whilst still providing a very worthwhile return. There is a ‘bull’ growth period in the UK leisure holiday park market which is generating substantial profits. However, this will not carry on at this level indefinitely. The industry experts forecast a 10-year window in which the UK’s domestic leisure parks will be brought up to world-class standards. In the meantime, there could well be an opportunity to reap rewards from this increasingly successful business. The only issue for potential investors, as we speak, is that this fund has reached its desired funding level and subscriptions are only being accepted where they replace redemptions through death, or other financial necessity. For interested parties, current availability is on a ‘request’ basis. Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising international investors and expatriates, both onshore UK, and offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in wealth protection services, offshore trusts, QROPS UK pension transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor-made investment solutions for individuals around the world. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage / insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for international investors and expatriates only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Property Continued from page 1/21

The Orient Resort & Spa Showroom Grand Opening The Orient Resort & Spa, located on Soi Wat Boonkanjanaram in Jomtien, will comprise of three luxury low-rise condominium buildings on a 7,972-sqm plot of land. The development will feature 526 fully furnished and fitted units of varying types including 25-sqm studio, 35sqm one-bedroom and 70-sqm twobedroom. For more information about this project, visit www.matrixpattaya.com.


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HOUSES FOR SALE

Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 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)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW. (PR4606) The Award Winning Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. (PR5961) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. (PR5025) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW. (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai. (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. (PR6999)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm. (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm. (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm. (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. (PR6646) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 7.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm. (PR6410)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, 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. (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)

Call Premier Homes Co., Ltd. 038-231-931 and 081-64-2915

Business Opportunities

Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796) 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 F re n c h R e s t a u r a n t f o r Sale/Lease: Established 11 years in the same location in Jomtien rent ฿25K p/m. 6 year lease. Sale Price: ฿3,950,000 includes everything. 2013 Gross Income ฿4.5 Mil. Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-B1204 Restaurant-Bar in Bang Saray – Established more than 8 years, well known and popular Scandinavian restaurant and two storey house on more than 700 sqm land plot, commercial kitchen, mini-mart specializing in Scandinavian products, can accommodate

200 people for private parties, private pool, landscaped gardens, detached house with 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom. For sale: 8.5m Bt. Website Ref: BUSS047. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com Restaurant-Bar- Guesthouse – One of the best known restaurant-bars in the city, long time established, hugely popular and very profitable with 32 seats. Serving English and Thai food the restaurant is in a great location in central Jomtien just 75m from the beach and has fully furnished rooms above for rent. Leasehold on a 3 year lease and the rent has been fully paid up to February 2016. For sale leasehold: 4.5m Bt. Website Ref: BUSS045. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Beauty Salon – Massage: Renovated and finished to a very high standard with modern beauty salon on ground floor, massage facilities on the 1 st floor and owners living accommodation above. Located in a very heavy foot traffic area in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach and close to several hotel and guesthouse. For Sale Leasehold: 850,000 Bt and 28,000 Bt per month rent. Website Ref: BUSS042. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Restaurant – A very popular fully fitted restaurant with rooms above, serving international and Thai food, in a great location in central Jomtien just 50m from the beach. For sale leasehold: 650,000 Bt and 30,000 Bt per month rent NO KEY MONEY. Website Ref: BUSS046. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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-jomtienproperty.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

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from a minimum 700,000 up to a maximum of 50 Million Baht through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai

DeKu German Windows & Doors.Top-quality uPVC window profiles according to German quality standards! Tel: 038-424-092, Mobile: 094896-0060, Email: info@deku. asia, Web: www.deku.asia If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0958466533 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

Education & Training

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


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SAT. April 4, 2015 12-3 PM: Majestic Condominium Jomtien, Soi Watboon Poolside Units #22 ฿899,000 ID: BBC1389, #24 ฿894,000 ID: BBC1389 Foreign Name please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com *refreshments served

Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r1514)AROMDEE A PA RT M E N T S , q u i e t , clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/ AC rooms for rent start from 5,000.- baht to 18,500.monthly. Free Wi-Fi, CableTV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 hr laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking distance of Big C, Tesco Lotus, and BKK Bus Station North Pattaya. Phone Thai/Eng.: 082-3043907, Phone Norwegian/ Eng.: 087-329-0300, Office/ Fax: 038-370-861 Email: aromdeeapartment@ hotmail.com

Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-p1414)A House for 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. For sale at THB 7,500,000 Nett. Tel: 081-6259303 (Patt). (ptmhfs-o1514)House for Sale. Lovely 3-bed, 4-bath house with a beautiful private pool in a very good location, Siam Country Club, 1 kilometer from Sukhumvit Road. Remote gate, private parking, quality furniture. House 150 square meters, land 80 talangwa, private and quiet. 4.5 Million Baht. Offers. Call 083 102 9293

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(ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom housefor sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 (ptmhfs-tpis0000)House for sale in Grange Park Village opposite to Tara Pattana International School at 18.5M Thai baht. House was built in 2008 and is being sold by original owners. House construction was supervised by owners and is to the highest American standard from the bathrooms to the 390 sqm. of ceramic floor tiling. Land area is 1,600 sqm. with private garden and swimming pool, very large living space of over 600 sqm., 4 bedrooms (3 upstairs and 1 downstairs), 3 bathrooms/ toilets. House has alarm system throughout, Internet, satellite TV and underground pest control and ample parking space for up to 6 vehicles. For inquiries please call: 082-4623666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). (ptmhfs-tpis0000)House for rent/sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqm.land area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/ toilets, spacious living room and kitchen, separate maid’s room, swimming pool and office. For inquiries please call: 087-5585933 Thai/English.

Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 3 9 0 S q m / 2 1 2 T LW. F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW, For appointment and private 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 To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 0 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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,

3 0 0 T LW / 3 0 0 S q m . F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6407) Unique and Spacious B e a c h s i d e To w n h o m e s ! 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

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796) Classic Home(2) New Renovated 2 Bed 2 Bath, fully furnished / Size 136 SQM, 2.69 Million THB (Company Name)-finance available please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1333 View Talay Villas -Private Pool- Garden- 3 Bed 3 Bath / Land 500 Sqm. fully furnished, 12 Million THB. Company Name. (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1314 Tropicana Villa- Modern duplex 3 Bed 4 Bath, 230 sqm. fully furnished, private pool, garden, 8.3 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-H1328 Luxury Villa- 4 Bed 5 Bath, 408 sqm. fully furnished, private pool-Jacuzzi, garden, 16.9 Million THB. Company N a m e ( F r e e h o l d ) -O w n e r financing available, please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1322 Pobchoke Garden Hill.House 2 Bed 2 Bath, Land 200 sqm. Unfurnished, garden, 1.95 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1336 Pobchoke Garden Hill.House 3 Bed 2 Bath, Land 300 sqm. Unfurnished, garden, 2.98 Million THB. Company Name (Freehold) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-H1337 East Pattaya - A two storey semi-detached house in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well

furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Price: 1.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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-1414) House for Rent swimming pool, full furnished, Thepprasit Road, 20,000 baht 087 137 9460 (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 air-conditions, 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: 081-6259303 (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, 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: 082-4623666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English).


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Houses for Rent

Royal Park Village- House 4 Bed 3 Bath, Living Area 250 Sqm. fully furnished, communal pool, 45,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-A1243 Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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, 2 6 0 S q m / 11 0 T LW. F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (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 081-634-2915 or by

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Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5025) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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, 4 0 0 S q m / 6 0 0 T LW. F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW.

For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6999) East Pattaya - A two storey townhouse in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Rent: A minimum rental period of 1 year applies at 18,000 Bt per month. Website Ref: HSER011. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm , fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 35,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

Pool Villas for Sale

Jomtien - Fully furnished 124 sqm single storey pool villa in a private cul-de-sac development just 800m from Jomtien Beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, large open plan living room and dining area, private pool, covered terrace, 280 sqm land. Price: 4.6m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS270. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just

500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with step-ceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Ban Amphur - FIRE SALE POOL VILLA: A really great buy, a spacious and stylishly furnished 450 sqm two storey villa offering 5 ensuite bedrooms, 5 luxurious bathrooms, white gloss European kitchen with center isle, open plan living room and dining area, office, private pool with pool side terrace and covered patio, large 680 sqm landscaped gardens, covered car parking, alarm and CCTV, just 3km to Sukhumvit Road. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS242. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

Pool Villas for Rent

Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this modern design single storey pool villa is stylishly finished and furnished throughout offering 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, 125 sqm , land area 210 sqm ,high gloss European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, UPVC windows, private

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pool, poolside sun terrace, car parking, small park outside the property, 24/7 security and just 700m to the food market and shops and 1km to Jomtien Beach. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rent: 55,000Bt for 6 month lease or 48,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Jomtien - Located in a quiet village off Soi Chaiyapruk is this new build fully furnished 80 sqm single storey pool villa, 2 ensuite 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 Bang Saray – A large and spacious family single storey corner plot 250 sqm pool villa stylishly furnished throughout in a quiet and secure village just 1.2km from the beach, o ff e r i n g 4 b e d r o o m s , 3 bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room with dining area, private lagoon style swimming pool with water features and children’s slide, poolside terrace, covered terrace, 664 sqm walled secluded landscaped gardens, secure covered parking for 2 cars, remote garage gates, alarm system, communal pool, fitness, 24/7 security. Rent: 35,000 Bt on 1 year lease. Website Ref: PLVR359 . Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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, 2nd floor, A3 Rimhad Jomtien Condominium. 28 sqm. Fully furnished. For Sale at THB 1,000,000 nett. Tel: 081-6259303 (Patt). 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 great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517)


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Condos for Sale

Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662)

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High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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) 231931 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) 231931 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

House for Sale

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

Contact Allan Ottesen on 085-697-8245

Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 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 (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 3,390,000 THB (Foreign Name) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-C1392 The Majestic Jomtien – New Renovated Pool Side, Studio28 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 5C- 2 Bed /2 Bath 96 Sqm. Low floor, fully furnished, Sale 4,200,000 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 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com 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, Fully-Furnished w/ European Kitchen. SALE 5,500,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya.58sqm. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. FOR SALE 4,600,000 THB. Foreign Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 2 - Beautiful 1 bedroom w/ sea view in Pratumnak. 85sqm. Fully-furnished. FOR SALE 5,690,000 THB or 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. FOR SALE6,500,000 THB or RENT 70,000THB/ mo. 1-yr. rental 40,000THB/ mo. Foreign name.Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

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Condos for Sale

Park Royal 3 - 84sqm, 1 bedroom located in Pratumnak. Fully- furnished w/ European kitchen and pool view. FOR SALE4,490,000 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! Beautiful House in East Pattaya, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 balconies, land area 128sqm, living area 180sqm, Fully-furnished w/ European kitchen. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! Beautiful House in East Pattaya, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 balconies, land area 128sqm, living area 180sqm, Fully-furnished w/ European kitchen. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com FOR SALE! City Garden Pattaya - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 108sqm. Furnished w/ pool view, Thai Name. 8,100,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-jk1814) PattayaJomtien, New Studio, 26 sqm, quiet, 700m from beach, first letting, jetstream pool, fitness, gym, balcony, garage, WiFi. 12,500B/monthly; owner 092 753 9309 (ptmcfs-p1414)A Condo for Rent/Sale @ Room no. 45, 2nd floor, A3 Rimhad Jomtien Condominium. 28 sqm. Fully furnished. Minimum 3 months contract at THB 7,500 nett/month. Tel: 081-6259303 (Patt).For Sale at THB 1,000,000 nett. 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 wrap-around 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com The Majestic Jomtien: Studio-1 Bath, Furnished, Electric Stove, 28 Sqm. Rent 6,900 THB/Month (1 Year Lease) Please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-A1241

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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, Pool view, 38.60 Sqm. fully furnished, communal pool, restaurant, gym, 13,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-A1252 Paradise Park- 1 Bed, Pool view, 37.31 Sqm. fully furnished, communal pool, restaurant, gym, 12,000 THB/ Month (1 Year Lease) free wifi please call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@ gmail.com ID: BB-C1341 Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0689) A b s o l u t e l y B e a c h f ro n t Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month,

4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338) FOR RENT – Small Studio in Central Pattaya, 32sqm.400metres from Big C Extra, 5minutes to Pattaya beach.7,000THB/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 PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Avenue - Cozy 34.5sqm, Studio located at the centre of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 15,000THB/ 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, 2 6 s q m a r e a . Wa l k i n g 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, walking distance to shops and the beach. Fully-furnished, 26sqm area. 25,000THB/mo. 1-year rental

12,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,575,00 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / 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 085-2198232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com Club Royal Building A Naklua. 42 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen and city view.40,000T HB /mo. or FORSALE 2,890,000 THB. Thai name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com

Vacation Rentals

The Majestic 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 Royal Park Village – House 4 Bed 3 Bath, fully furnished, communal pool, ฿4000 THB per day, Min 14 day stay call 085-910-5124 Email to bobbybrooksproperty@gmail. com ID: BB-A1243

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: 082-4623666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) East Pattaya – Soi Siam Country Club - A rectangle cleared walled plot of 3 rai, electric and water straight

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outside, seller already holds plans for 95 room apartment building or can do small exclusive pool villa development. Price reduced: 12.95m Bt. Website Ref: LAND164. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-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@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-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-jomtienproperty.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

Property Wanted

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

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Job Vacancies

The Ranch Steak House Requires Manager, Steak Chef, Steak Sous Chef, Pizza Chef, Captain, Bartender, Welcome Staff. Interested call Mr Danny at 081 949 8702 (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 Experienced Sales Person / Customer Service Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work in a property i n d u s t r y. R e q u i r e m e n t s : Good written and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer serviceoriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595. Urgent! Experienced Wa i t r e s s Wa n t e d f o r International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

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

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Our Community Hilton Pattaya’s First Teddy Bear Charity Ride Hilton Pattaya’s general manager, Rudolf Troestler led hotel’s biker team to ride over 200 km from Pattaya to Chanthaburi province to deliver happiness to young children by donating soft toys to Baan Num Khun School and Child Development Center of Ban Tung Chan Dum.

“To celebrate hotel’s fifth year anniversary, this is the second corporate responsibility initiative that we have participated to make a difference through community service and we are a team of volunteers working to inspire the children,” said Rudolf Troestler.

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our team members and guests that helped to contribute their soft toys. “We really appreciate their wholehearted support of the Teddy Bear Charity Ride, more than 400 soft toys were presented to the young children living in rural of Chanthaburi,” added Troestler.

Jomtien Lions Students Outing Recently, Jomtien Lions took 11 disabled students from The Redemption Center to the original Art in Paradise 3D picture experience on Second Road. This is the second time Jomtien Lions have taken students there, with grateful thanks to the management and staff. The students and Lions members had a wonderful time, taking many, many photos of the art, and each other. It is an

In line with the hotel’s commitment to remain a core pillar of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton Pattaya’s Blue Energy team will continue to work closely with local organizations to take the lead in both implementing sustainable activities and enhancing corporate social responsibility.

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excellent addition to the many family attractions we have in our city, and well worth a visit. Afterward, the students were taken to Burger King. Thanks to the manager and staff there too, for their help and thoughtfulness. Felicity and Graham Smith are directors of Jomtien Lions Club (a branch of the Bangkok Cosmopolitanism Lions Club).

Finns donate 105,000 baht for street kids by A Juhana Keronen Those half-drunken Finns you can see about and around Pattaya every first Saturday of March are, believe it or not, doing charity work. They are drinking beer for children’s sake. The annual Kipin kapin kapakkaan, name meaning something like “Hurry up to next bar,” was held this year

on the 7th of March, the day being the first Saturday of March this year. According to the organizers this year’s event was the best ever in many ways. Most attendants, most bars, most T-shirts sold and most money ever donated to Father Ray Foundation’s Drop-In Center.

limited resources,” she says. “We simply can’t help all the people that we’d like to, so these kids are lucky that we can offer them what we can. I know they really appreciate it. “So we encourage them to show their appreciation and give something back to the community with events like

this “Happy Cleaning Day.” The Shelter Center survives entirely on kindness and voluntary donations. If you would like to help in any way, or find out anything more about it, visit Sheltercenterpattaya facebook page, or call 087 133 8282 for more information.

Happy Cleaning Day by Paddy Maclachlan photo: Just Nice Photography Jomtien’s popular Dongtan Beach is now a good deal more spick-and-span thanks to a clean-up operation by a team of kids and tots from Happy Home by Shelter Center Pattaya. The clean-up crew of 25 children and 3 supervisors from the center hit the beach and spent all day picking up litter. By the end of their stint, they had filled and hauled away a pile of garbage bags. The event, which they named Happy Cleaning Day, was sponsored by Siam Secure,

a Pattaya company that offers secure deposit box rentals. The Shelter Center provides a safe environment and education for approximately 25 migrant workers’ children ages 3-13 years. The children are either orphaned from dysfunctional homes or are the offspring of illegal immigrants and are thus unable to enjoy state schooling. “Without places like the Shelter Center, these kids have very few chances in life and face an extremely bleak future,” says by Nong – K.M.P. caretaker. “We are a shoestring operation, run by just a handful of people with very

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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Youth Focus

GIS hits gold at international games Garden International School (GIS) hosted an international sports tournament recently - and came away with dozens of medals. FOBISIA (The Federation of British

International Schools in Asia) held its Under 13 Games at GIS from March 11-15. Teams from around South Asia came to GIS for swimming, athletics, basketball and football competitions.

The event began on March 12 with a welcome dinner at the Purimas Beach Hotel in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. The first day of action saw an early morning start for the athletics, followed by an afternoon

of swimming. On the following days the basketball and football competitions took place, and on the final night there was a gala dinner and disco. The first day of competition was very successful for the students of GIS. In the track and field event, held at the Navy Stadium, Sattahip, both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished as champions. Then in the afternoon swimming competition, which is always a very exciting event, it was close at the finish, with the boys taking first place. The girls missed out by just 3 points, but were very worthy runners-up. After a night’s rest, the boys took part in the basketball and the girls in football. The basketballers hustled well and were

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unlucky. The girls’ fitness paid off and they were football champions, only letting in 3 goals and scoring 18. The third day of competition saw all the players start to feel the strain. But still both boys and girls gave 100 percent effort throughout the day. In the basketball event the girls started to hustle and get into their game and came back in the last two games to take a well-earned fourth place. Overall, it was a huge success for all our students and lots of memories to savour for years to come. The event showcased GIS as a centre for sporting excellence and also highlighted the school's community feel, as many students gave up time to

help run events and look after the visiting guests. The students, teachers, parents, staff and maintenance staff all worked hard. Teams came from Kinabalu International School, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the British School in Nepal, Bromsgrove International School, The Regent's School, Traill International School and St Stephen's International School, all from Bangkok. Many thanks to Mr & Mrs Steele and Mr & Mrs Chatburn for their generosity in providing the funds for the athletic uniform for the U13 FOBISIA team. The event was generously sponsored by Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and Lawton Asia Insurance Brokers.

as an increase in selfconfidence and self-esteem and learning about time management, teamwork and participation. Students also learn to contribute to the group, moving away from selfishness and selfregard. Perseverance, the ability to keep on going, and not to give up in the face of obstacles or disappointments is another important lesson we all need to take into our adult lives. Developing friendships and contributing to social activities or simply making friends is another asset that can be developed in childhood and which will improve the quality of our future lives. Finally, learning to make a commitment and taking on responsibility are important, life-long lessons. These talents, like precious minerals, are often deeply buried and we are often unaware that they exist until somebody goes searching for them. A lot of people, particularly

children, do not know enough about themselves, or their hidden abilities or talents and if they are never discovered or honed, they often grow up thinking that they are no good at anything. This is seldom true, but it is necessary, early on in life, for all of us to find out what we love doing, what gives us the determination and the passion to go on and to get better and better. One of our duties as teachers and human beings is to discover and to nurture our students’ creativity and knowledge. Ever since the beginnings of time the arts have been the vehicle through which men have evolved their ability to communicate, to empathise and to express themselves; all we need to do now is to try to take this on into our adult lives and to expand the possibilities of human experience. Peter Hartnell is head teacher at Tara Pattana International School.

Give me the child and I will give you the man by Peter Hartnell Picasso once said that “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to get him to remain an artist once he grows up.” Sir Ken Robinson, the British educationalist, recently echoed this sentiment, saying “We’re all

born with immense, natural, creative abilities. Children demonstrate them all. We all feel them. But we feel they slip away from us as we get older. And I think it’s vitally important for personal and every other kind of reason that we focus on them and try to develop them.”

Coral Planting by Martina Okafor Students from Garden International School (GIS) have been helping the environment as they took part in a coral planting activity in Pattaya. International Baccalaureate (IB) students in Year 13 went on an eco-friendly trip to Long Beach in Pattaya as part of their Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project. Some of the Year 12 (IB1) students also decided to join in so they could get an idea about how to successfully organise a trip

for their CAS project next year. At the beach, students planted corals under the supervision and guidance of Thai Marines. After that they listened to some advice and suggestions about how to protect the environment and how to return the coral reefs to their natural habitat. After this, there was time to enjoy the marine life up close as students went snorkelling. The day ended with a beach clean, to make sure the land also looked good. Martina Okafor is an IB student at GIS.

Last week Tara Pattana International School held its annual Performing Arts week. During lessons every day and at lunchtimes, students and staff demonstrated their unique talents and abilities, which ranged from solo and group performances of popular songs, classical recitals, gymnastic displays, to instrumental presentations and dances from all over the world. As usual, it was a resounding success, but the lessons being taught and learned through such performances have a much more sustained and significant impact than one might imagine. Performing arts has always been considered a crucial part of our curriculum, and it is no accident that the Anda Performing Arts School, which provides a plethora of extracurricular activities after school and at weekends, is now located within the extensive and attractive grounds of this increasingly popular school. In its mission to educate the whole child, Tara Pattana has built up a range of facilities and teachers who are able to discover and to nurture whatever talents or abilities our students might have. Tara Pattana has a

rigorous academic focus in the classroom, and most children are learning three or four languages by the time they are 8 or 9 years old. In sports too, children are exposed to a wide range of sports drawn from the four corners of the globe – the school has a thriving Auskick team, a competitive football squad, provides coaching in basketball, volleyball, tennis, hockey, swimming and cricket and it is a consequence of spotting and being able to develop these children’s sporting strengths and abilities that some of our students take part successfully in golf tournaments all over the world. When children take part in academic, sporting or performing arts activities, they are of course learning much more than simply a few ephemeral skills, tricks or gimmicks; these children are learning the essential lessons that they will require to lead successful and active lives as tomorrow’s leaders. Director of Anda, the tireless and resourceful Jojo Jimenez Patubo, who created, organised and choreographed last week’s performances, is well aware that the arts have a dramatic impact well beyond the stage. He lists some of the hidden benefits of performing arts for children


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Youth Focus

Think It Through Ok, time for a simple quiz. If you have two items, a ball and a bat, both equaling $1.10 and the bat is $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost? Pretty simple quiz. In his internationally bestselling book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” author Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, presents this test to offer an example of two separate types of thinking – intuitive thinking and deep thinking. Intuitive thinking is the one that comes most naturally to us and requires

little effort because we rely on a foundation of already formulated facts to assist us in a quick analysis (for example we don’t have to think very deeply about what the color blue looks like because based on past experience we already know). Deep thinking is not as natural and requires quite a bit more effort because we must dig for information that is not known to us or is less familiar (for example what is 133 divided by the square root of 71 – not impossible to calculate, it just takes more time and

by Tim Swihart

effort than identifying the color blue). The human condition is such that often we rely on intuitive thinking because it’s so much easier to use. Often it is quite reliable. It becomes unreliable when we use it exclusively to solve problems we erroneously assume can be solved by the easier path of thinking that requires less effort. For example, consider the ball and bat quiz. Most everyone looks at that problem and arrives at the answer by the method that requires the least time and effort –

intuitive thinking. If the bat and ball cost $1.10 and the bat is $1.00 more than the ball, then we intuitively reason that the ball must cost $0.10. Not so fast. If you rely solely on intuitive thinking, you’re apt to get the answer wrong. Now employ a little deep thinking. If the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball and the ball costs $0.10, then the bat must cost $1.10. That means the sum total of the two items is $1.20 and that is incorrect because they both cost $1.10. The correct answer is that the bat costs $1.05 and the ball $0.05. Common

mistakes in judgment similar to this have varying levels of consequence; particularly when we use intuitive thinking in our everyday relationships. The danger in the teaching profession is that we may encounter a behavioral or educational problem in the classroom in which we solely rely on intuitive thinking to formulate solutions. Errors in judgment of that sort can lead to dire consequences. I’m half way through my first year of teaching at MIS. One of the things with which I am impressed about my colleagues is their

dedication to avoid intuitive thinking exclusively, but instead to supplement it with deep thinking skills when it comes to resolving educational and behavioral issues with their students. It not only makes for a healthy work environment, more importantly it means our students are getting the fullest attention of their teachers in working through any challenge that arises in the classroom. It is truly a joy to work with this caliber of professional. Tim Swihart is Year 7 head teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

The Importance of Music Education in School Curriculum by Jojo Jimenez Patubo Music is an academic discipline and a vital part in the total education program. It has come to be one of the most important parts of the modern school life. No school function is complete without music. The school music program has grown to be complex. Its importance in curriculum is accepted and recommended by the world's leading accrediting councils, among which is the Council of International Schools (CIS). According to Rivera (1985), a well-balanced music program as a regular

part of education should include general music literature, theory and music appreciation. Based on Leonard and House (1990), every person has the need to transform experience with music, that is why every child at Anda Performing Arts School is given the opportunity to develop his aesthetic potential to the highest possible level through expressive experience with music, including vocal and instrumental performance, listening and composition that is appropriate to his developmental level. Aristotle stated that music has the power to mold

character. Music is a sort of art, which must be judged, not according to man's own fancy, but according to good taste. It is acquired through certain rules and refined by exercises and experiences. Music serves as a medium through which individuals maybe acquainted with the various aspects of life, being perspicuous reflection of humanity through the ages (Nye, 1986). It is the unifying element where man finds adequate expression and inner satisfaction for feeling. Many teachers are competent in teaching communication arts, social sciences, and other allied subjects, but they are also expected to provide children's significant experiences in art, which includes music. The school has been given the responsibility for providing good music education for every learner. There is a need therefore, for music teachers to give encouragement to the young students to study and appreciate music to make them aware of its beauty. The

music teacher's mission is to build a sound groundwork of the basics or fundamentals, the enjoyment, appreciation and readiness for experimentation with music for one’s fulfillment, as proposed by Madeline Hunter in her Clinical Theory of Instruction (1991). She further asserted that teachers clearly inform students of what they should be able to do by the end of the instruction and why it is important that they master the lesson's content. Teachers should determine the readiness of the students, reinforcement needed, and the degree of understanding required, the necessary design, and specific steps to be followed. Hunter emphasized the importance of modeling in allowing students to see actual examples of an acceptable finished product by combining both visual and verbal stimuli so that the student will be able to concentrate on the essential features that the teachers wish them to learn. To

conclude, the importance of music education in school curriculum is to provide musical opportunities where all students may develop lasting understanding, love and enjoyment about life through music. For more information, you can visit Anda at Tara Pattana International

School Campus (88 M. 13 Pattanakarn Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi), call: 082 041 6200 / 082 040 4788, email: andaschoolpattaya@gmail. com or visit the website: www.andaschool.com. Jojo Jimenez Patubo is academic director at Anda Performing Arts School.


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Local Sports Judge and The Colonel cruising at Navy Plutaluang Twenty-seven golfers faced the challenge to their skill, intestinal fortitude and disseminating perseverance. Pre-game comments included Fletch remarking that his game was about as enthralling as the thought of Jerry Lewis playing the lead in a live stage performance of Macbeth. We welcomed David Fletcher, Peter Bailey, Simon Niven from Australia and Gordon Uvanile from Canada. Playing the East and South nines from the white tees, the greens were found to be very slow despite being cut, and provided as much pleasure as sitting through the complete Aussie soap series Home and Away. In the A grade, Eric Black was as busy as a one-armed man on the spotlight at a Pink Floyd concert in compiling 36 points to relegate Mike Gosden to second place on the same score. Third was Gordon Uvanile and Frank Riley rounded out the podium with both players scoring 33 points. Alan Sanders stood atop the B grade with 35 points whilst the fast finishing Patrick Poussier, Jerry Dobbs and Max Bracegirdle all on 33 completed the set.

Results for Plutaluang A grade 0-20 1st Eric Black (15) 36 pts 2nd Mike Gosden (16) 36 pts 3rd Gordon Uvanile (13) 33 pts 4th Frank Riley (17) 33 pts B grade 21+ 1st Alan Sanders (25) 35 pts 2nd Patrick Poussier (24) 33 pts 3rd Jerry Dobbs (23) 33 pts 4th Max Bracegirdle (24) 33 pts Near pins went to John Anderson on the second and fifth, John Coetzee the 13th and Frank Riley the 16th. Long first putts were won by Simon Niven on the ninth and Jim Carlson on the 18th. The coveted Compass Cap was won by Peter Grey who was of the opinion his game was as palatable as devouring a triple deck strawberry cream cake with a sardine topping. Deefa was the happy recipient of many donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the golfers are thanked for their generosity. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, male

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's Phoenix (Stableford) On this day we were set to play Phoenix after what must have been an 18-month gap, and it seems like the PSC committee and the golf chairman had worked hard to bring about this change in attitude. During this time it seems Phoenix had a slight problem with its members and sought to make changes. So we set off with a large group of golfers willing to try out Phoenix after a long absence. A quick book in and down to the start where we found we were to play the Mountain and Lake Nines.

by The Drut

On the scorecard it was difficult to see the mountain and lake and many came to ask me where they were, but we finally got to the start to find ourselves behind 3x3 balls. Ever tried to play behind three balls when each hole is timed on the scorecard? Whilst we were well inside the time allowed the 3 balls soon disappeared in the distance while despite chasing our 4 ball we fell behind. Give the marshalls their due, they were not chasing us and we did finish in about four hours, but I felt under pressure as we set the pace for our group.

by Derek Brook

So to the round, where I played bad for the first nine as I tried to force the pace, let us face it, some of the golfers can be slow and need a kick. It is unfortunate that of late all players seem to try to be like the golfers they see on TV and stroll around, take many swings and line their putts up from many angles, even the high handicapper. The two nines were in reasonable condition, but we had a strong wind for most of the round. It was nice to play the course after so long; the general consensus of the players was

From L to R: Eric “The Judge” Black, Peter Grey, and Allan “The Colonel” Sanders. and female, to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 086 150 3086. The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs that it was not a bad course to play. The fairways were in reasonable condition, the rough was difficult and the greens variable as there was some sand around. Round over it was time to sit in the restaurant and take in the results and partake of a bite or two. They still have the ++ philosophy so I had a large Heineken, not bad at 130 baht but was surprised when I got the bill. It was for 150.01 baht, now that was different and sadly as service charge was at 10 percent we all felt disinclined to leave a tip. Whilst this was going on I saw one of our groups call the manager to complain about the size of the portions

the GS on Wednesdays at 10 am to play at Coco’s on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 084 345 4005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.

and asked if it was correct or they had made a mistake. Seems there is still a bit to do in this area. Overall it seems like the Phoenix management are making an effort to come back into the mainstream and Schedule for April 2015 we will see how it PHANTOM GOLF SOCIETY progresses, but with a sports day now back Thu 2.4.15 Plutaluang 6 Groups 10:30 am on we will see how Fri 3.4.15 Phoenix 8 Groups 11:00 am the golfers react. For me I would like to Mon 6.4.15 Khao Kheow 6 Groups 11:42 am see a new scorecard, Wed 8.4.15 Burapha 6 Groups 10:12 am but we cannot have everything. Fri 10.4.15 Phoenix 8 Groups 11:00 am Back at BJ’s it was Mon 20.4.15 Mountain Shadow 6 Groups 9:52 am webbed feet as Pattaya Tue 21.4.15 Bangpra 16 Groups 10:16 am (Monthly Tournament) was under water and Mashi actually left his Thu 23.4.15 Pattana 6 Groups 10:30 am car and we paddled back the last street. Fri 24.4.15 Phoenix 8 Groups 11:00 am Still the results are Mon 27.4.15 Khao Kheow 6 Groups 10:06 am the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 21, the For bookings please contact: winner was Richard Peter – Phone: 080 635 1386, email: petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com Kubicki with a fine 36

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Flight winners with The Boss points ahead of Brian Parish in second with 34 points and then a countback on 33 points that saw John Davis in third, Simon Niven in fourth and Maurice Roberts just missing out. In the B Flight the winner was John Anderson with 34 points ahead of a countback on 32 points that saw Carole Kubicki in second and Max Bracegirdle in third. In fourth was Dave Cooper with 31 points on countback over Rita Zoebeli. So was the Phoenix Day a success? Well it depends on what you expect, but it is a good course and with the sports day now in you will be able to see for yourself. T.T.F.N. Near pin: Simon Niven, Mike O’Brien, and Richard Kubicki Long putt: Dave Cooper and Dick Warberg


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Local Sports Fitz Club’s 2nd Squash Tournament a huge success Royal Cliff Hotels Group sponsored the 2nd Fitz Club Squash Tournament, bringing local and international squash players and supportive fans together on March 14, 2015. Keen squash players of all standards from around Pattaya gathered at Fitz Club – Racquets, Health & Fitness early on Saturday morning as Antonello Passa, general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Kritsana Sorahong, manager of the Fitz Club along with his team welcomed all participants. The tournament adopted the round-robin scoring system which allowed competitors the chance to play several matches against friendly opponents making it an enjoyable weekend of fun and exciting matches combined with a high level of sportsmanship

Recent Race Updates:

2015 F1 News: Melbourne started the race with just 15 cars and 11 finishers. Enough said. Upcoming Races: 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: Keselowski wins Fontana and denies Harvick his West Coast sweep. Kurt Busch, just off suspension, qualifies on the pole in his first race back of 2015. Upcoming Races: Apr 11 Duck Commander 500 – Texas Motor Speedway Apr 19 F ood City 500 – Bristol Motor Speedway Apr 25 Toyota Owners 400 – Richmond International Raceway www.nascar.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia.

and camaraderie. At the end of the day, prizes and trophies were presented to the winners, namely Simone

Louise O’Cornor and Jan Van Houtvan, the two 2nd runners-up, Andre Legusms,

the 1st runner-up, and Thosphol Kumkongkhaew, the winner of the tournament.

Sandy Stuvik signs with Status GP for 2015 GP3 series Fresh from winning the 2014 EuroFormula Open championship, Thai racer Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik announced that for the 2015 season he will race with the renowned Status GP in the Formula 1 feeder series – GP3. The GP3 series will race together with Formula 1 and GP2 cars for the Grand Prix races in Europe and the Middle East, with worldwide TV coverage. The 3.4-liter V6 400 hp GP3 cars will be a prudent step up in category from the Formula 3 cars Stuvik raced last season and his backers feel this is the right direction on their quest to see a Thai driver back in Formula 1. The championship will take place over nine events in Spain, Austria, United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Russia, and concludes in the United Arab Emirates. Team principal Teddy Yip, Jr said, “We have known Sandy, his family and his supporters for a number of years and I am extremely

pleased that he has put his faith in our experienced team for his rookie GP3 campaign. Sandy is entering a highly competitive F1 feeder series and it will be a big step. He is no stranger to hard work and we will provide him with all the support and guidance he needs to reach his targets this season.” Stuvik commented, “I'm elated to be racing in the GP3 Series this season with Status GP. It's clear that this is a team that is going above and beyond to ensure that absolutely every tiny detail is perfect. After their strong season last year in the series I hope I can learn as much as possible about the car and bring myself up to a competitive speed. Learning how to maximize the Pirelli tire will surely be a priority and I look forward to working with the engineers during the tests to get a better understanding of this. “To conclude I'm just extremely happy and grateful to be able to race again and

2015 Sports Car News: The Action Express Chevrolet Corvette of Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastian Bourdais finish a lap clear to claim 12 Hours of Sebring win in Florida. Upcoming Races: Apr 18 Long Beach Grand Prix Apr 20 Britain, 6 Hours of Silverstone

this wouldn't have been possible without the support of Status GP and my sponsors Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, Tourism Authority of Thailand, The Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and The Sports Authority of Thailand. I hope

"THE GROWLING SWAN" Crystal Bay Pleasant Valley Pattavia Mt Shadow Treasure Hill Greenwood

2015 Indy Car News: Dale Coyne Racing founded in 1986 with Hall of Fame NFL running back for the Chicago Bears great Walter Payton and a long-time supporter of underfunded IndyCar™ drivers will field Carlos Huertas and Francesco Dracone for the first four races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Upcoming Races: 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: WSBK Thailand – Rea displays title credentials with ‘perfect’ double win in Thailand suggests he is contender for the 2015 title. Three-time former WSBK champion Troy Bayliss has confirmed he will not return to racing following his surprise decision to come out of a 7-year retirement for a two-round endeavor with Ducati. He has hung up the helmet for good after the Thailand race, he says. Upcoming Races: Apr 12 Austin MotoGP Apr 19 Argentina MotoGP www.motogp.com (free live timing and scoring online) **All events will be shown on Star Sports Asia.

I can make my country proud and play our national anthem over a few of the circuits on the calendar this year.” The first race of the season for Stuvik will be during the Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Pirelli 2015 in Barcelona during 8-10 May 2015.

PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB GOLF Thursday the 2nd Thursday the 9th Monday the 20th Thursday the 23rd Monday the 27th Thursday the 30th

Local and International Motorsports Report

6 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups

Despite a great performance at Buriram: Troy Bayliss retires

April 2015 9:52 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 9:52 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off 10:00 Tee Off MUG DAY

Monday the 6th is a public holiday. 10th to 19th is time out for SONGKRAN!

Revealed: Sportscar Spaceships coming to 24 Hours of Lemans Photo credit to crash.net

Bobby Brooks™ Follow me at www.bobbybrooksracing.com and on Twitter: @racebobby


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You & Your Pets You’re probably prepared in case a member of your family gets injured or has a medical problem. But do you know what to do if your pet chokes on a bone or is involved in an accident? This 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.

Heartworm Dogs and even cats are at risk for heartworm. It's difficult to treat and sometimes fatal, but heartworm infection is easily prevented. Your dog should be given a blood test

for heartworm every year, and your veterinarian may prescribe a preventive tablet to be given once a month when mosquito infestation is at its highest. In some areas of Thailand, vets may recommend the medication year-round.

Although dogs are natural hosts for heartworm, cats can also contract this disease, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Talk to your vet if you think your kitty is at risk.

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/

Blacko

This cheeky fellow fell from a roof just off Beach Road, but luckily his fall was broken by some dirty washing in a basket. A caring passer-by saw him fall and quickly gathered him up. He's doing fine now.

Daisy May

This friendly girl was found wandering one of our local streets. She was far too young to be on her own and would surely have ended up in trouble. Since she has been here she has made some friends and put on a fair amount of weight. She is now ready to go to a new home.

Yin and Yang

These two small brothers were found in a roof space. It seems their mum left them to fend for themselves, but luckily a lovely German lady and her mum scooped them up and smuggled them into their hotel. The next day they brought them from Bangkok to us.

Wilber

This handsome boy was rescued as a kitten with his three brothers and sisters. Sadly he was sick for quite a while and so missed the opportunity to get a new home just like his siblings. As you can see he is grown up now and still waiting to be chosen.

Caution

Cat Corner Tip

Foods that should not be given to cats include onions, garlic, green tomatoes, raw potatoes, chocolate, grapes, and raisins. Though milk is not toxic, it can cause an upset stomach and gas. Tylenol and aspirin are extremely toxic to cats, as are many common houseplants. Feeding cats dog food or canned tuna that’s for human consumption can cause malnutrition.

by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers

Home-Alone Blues

Going to the Dogs...

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! ~David Starr Jordan

Do cats get separation anxiety? You bet they do. Although it's more common in dogs, cats can feel it, too. For most cats, aloofness is just a myth. They are extremely sociable and bond deeply with people and other animals -which means they can feel just as stressed and uneasy as dogs do when left alone. Common signs include hiding; "going" where they shouldn't; meowing or grooming constantly, and being destructive, clingy, or sullen. If your cat shows any of these signs, call or visit your vet. First have the cat examined to rule out any physical causes (especially if you notice litter-box problems, which may indicate a urinary tract infection or blockage). Then work with your vet to help treat the separation anxiety. 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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