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alls are growing for the Thai government to plan international tourism on a long-term and sustainable basis. Ben Montgomery, local chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), says that the big issue is whether to go for growth or quality. PATA argues that Thailand has traditionally gone for growth in sheer numbers. If this continues, then the 24 million international arrivals in 2014 could turn into 50 million annually by the end of the current decade. Montgomery argues that the consequences of the lust for everincreasing numbers will be a terrible strain on the country’s resources and infrastructure which could well cause irrevocable damage. For example, Phuket is already suffering from a surfeit of visitors as instanced by the overcrowding at the airport. Pattaya has chronic traffic problems brought about by the immense increase in the number of tour buses and the road improvement schemes with final completion estimated several years in the future. PATA accepts that the international tourist profile has shifted in recent years. Pattaya, for example, is no longer the playground of single men from Europe, Australia and the United States, but has

grown into a much more sophisticated and diversified city which is fast becoming a suburb of Bangkok. But PATA asks whether the booming Chinese visitor presence in Pattaya really requires many millions more descending on the Eastern Seaboard. Chinese tourists, who are mainly on prepaid packages and use tour buses for transport, have largely replaced Russians in the resort city. Research last year showed that only two percent of Chinese citizens had visited Thailand, but that 50 percent hoped to do so. PATA wonders whether anyone has seriously looked at the social and environmental impact of doubling or tripling international arrivals within just a few years. The answer appears to be negative. But not everyone agrees that tourist numbers should be restricted in some way. John Koldowski of Thammasat University points out that predictions and demand forecasts do not always turn out as anticipated. Thus the decline of Russian tourist numbers had not been anticipated prior to the annexation of Crimea, the imposition of European and US sanctions and the collapse of the ruble. The Tourism Authority of Thailand will shortly open an office in Prague to attract east European visitors,

whilst the Tourism Council of Thailand is keen to promote its interests in South Africa. Also expected to grow is the cross-border traffic once the ASEAN Economic Community comes on stream from the beginning of next year. Other suggestions include the proposal that Thailand could develop some of its islands as ecotourism centres, attracting quality rather than quantity to achieve profitability. Similar ideas have been floated in the less populated districts of greater Pattaya such as Naklua or Mabprachan Lake. However, it is far from clear that funding for these macro projects is firmly on the agenda. The private sector has so far shown interest in funding more family entertainment venues such as fun parks and mass tourism outlets. A spokeswoman for the Tourism Authority of Thailand said she was aware of the debate going on about Thai tourism and its ramifications for Pattaya in particular. She said that the current projects for road widening in Pattaya and the firm possibility of linking the area to Bangkok by fast or bullet trains should enable the resort to deal with an expected surge in numbers. City Hall has called for Pattaya to become the Riviera of Thailand by the end of the decade.

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News Another Beach Bag full of jewels Road crackdown goes missing

City police and volunteers performed a sweep of Pattaya’s notorious Beach Road and netted 64 persons, mostly women and ladyboys. They were told they were damaging the reputation of Pattaya and must be punished to the tune of 100 baht per person. They were then turned out into the night and advised to go home to bed, which some doubtless did.

Russian sex customer makes a detour

Police rushed to a secluded area near Third Road after learning that a Thai woman had been attacked there. Naritsara, 30, told police she worked at a beer hall and got into conversation with a Russian tourist who offered her 1,500 baht for horizontal leisure pursuits in a nearby hotel. However, as the couple approached the hotel, the man dragged her to a nearby wooded area and performed a violent sexual act against her stated wishes. She was taken for a hospital checkup as she had been bloodied in the assault. Police searched the wood and found the Russian hiding behind a bush. He said he had changed his plan to return to his hotel room as his wife was there and might not be too pleased. When investigators visited the hotel room, the Russian wife did indeed open the door but refused to listen to the official explanation and closed it with a bang.

Big monkey dies in accident

A 10-kilo monkey was killed whilst crossing the road in Na Jomtien and was quickly buried by local people. Staff at the local forest protection training centre said many monkeys were now wandering in built-up areas in search of food which was often provided by human locals. They advised that people should not encourage the animals by providing meals as the practice leads to accidents and deaths on the highways of the realm.

An Iranian man and his father, who owns a jewelry shop in Tehran, are in distress after the black bag they were holding was lost on a boat during the crossing from Koh Larn. The contents included 12 Sri Lankan sapphires and various other gemstones which are believed to be originals. The Iranians discovered they had forgotten about the bag soon after landing and reported the facts to the police and boat owner, but without any positive result. They offered a reward to the finder of 50,000 baht which confirms the high value of these particular stones.

Booze led to accident

A Chinese tourist fell off a baht bus and injured himself after being found drunk and helped aboard by friends. Wei Lei, 25, had been to a nightclub with friends according to the tour operator. When the time came to go home, Wei could not be found until a search of the toilets showed him to be in a collapsed state. His girlfriend added that she helped put Wei on the bus but he managed to break loose and jump down onto the road where he was found by rescue volunteers. He was not known to be a heavy drinker and the issue is still being debated amongst the tour group.

Police discover Cambodian corpse

Police searching a wooded area in Jomtien came across the dead body of a Cambodian construction worker several hours after his apparent decease. He had been hit with a hard object and then subjected to many cuts and lacerations on his body which was consequently quite disfigured. Police believe that Me Wan, 31, had been involved in an argument with fellow workers at a nearby workers’ camp and had been followed into the wood by persons with murder on their mind.


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News Top of the Gulf Regatta expects 200 strong fleet to compete

Organisers of Asia’s largest multi-class regatta, Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, held 30th April to 4th May 2015 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien, Pattaya, are expecting another successful regatta and multi-million baht boost to Greater Pattaya’s tourism earnings as more than 200 boats compete and 700 sailors and friends from more than 30 countries descend on Jomtien to take part in the award-winning event. The Regatta generates more than 40 million baht for the local economy, with surveys showing that sailors return to the country multiple times each year.

Sports tourism is one of the most dynamic sectors of Thailand’s tourism industry and marine leisure tourism is leading the way attracting highspending tourists. Boat owners who berth their boats in Thailand spend in marinas and on boat maintenance, creating jobs and providing yearround revenue giving Thailand a competitive advantage over its neighbours and making it the leader and marine leisure tourism hub of ASEAN. Fo r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t w w w. topofthegulfregatta.com.

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global travelers, a reflection of guest satisfaction of Holiday Inn Pattaya’s service and facilities. Also, Holiday Inn Pattaya team members celebrated receiving the Outstanding Performer of the Year 2014 award from the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). This category recognizes hotel that has displayed exceptional performance during 2014.

New attraction at Royal Garden The Royal Garden Plaza has announced the opening of Kidzoona, an indoor amusement park from Japan, which will appeal to the kids as well as developing their imagination by adventure rides and cliff climbing. The area is 490 sqm and is situated on the second floor.

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News Banglamung headsman conference Call centre answers most needs

Banglamung district chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta presided over a meeting of the Banglamung Council for Peace and Order and the Committee of Office of the Narcotics Control Board, attended by subdistrict chiefs, village headsmen and other local officials. It was agreed that instances of public violence and drug abuse would be brought to the attention of the committees in early course.

At a meeting held in the Amari Pattaya, civic officials reported that City Hall’s emergency call service 1337 has been very successful. A total of 37 agencies had been involved in sorting out people’s problems on a 24/7 basis. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said that 7,086 issues had been raised in the past year with a success rate of 92 percent.

Saving energy in hotels Meeting about Jomtien beach

A seminar was held in the Welcome Jomtien Beach Hotel to encourage local hoteliers in the never-ending quest to cut down on utility bills whilst also protecting the environment. Satit Thepnarong, president of the local repair club, urged members to switch to newer devices which used less electricity, including light bulbs, whilst asking hotel guests to be vigilant about reporting broken or out-of-date equipment.

The eternal subject of beach erosion was the topic of a public meeting in Jomtien, one of a series being held to find out what people think and want. Several people said the erosion was now so serious on some beach stretches that there was insufficient room for people to relax without getting wet. The next seminar will consider the impact of erosion on the environment and the third one will debate options.


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News Storms expand use of U-Tapao Smile please For all visa extensions and retirement visas you now have to have your photo taken with an immigration police officer at the Jomtien office when submitting your application. Just to be clear – no point in submitting a photo of yourself as in the past any more. There is a special table upstairs at immigration to facilitate this new bureaucracy. New visa mooted The military government is thinking of introducing a multipleentry visa for frequent visitors to Thailand. But it’s not clear where such a suggestion fits in with existing visas. Thai embassies abroad already issue multiple-entry types and several one-year visas are available here in Thailand. Moreover, most tourists can fly in and out for a month at a time and some lucky ones can obtain an extra 30 days extension. Demolition work So it’s true. City Hall can knock down illegally-built structures when they want to. Just look at the gaping holes at Soho Square by Walking Street. The demolition work is to allow a much better drainage system to be installed in order to stop all those nasty floods during the rainy season. Let’s wait and see, eh? Being polite With Songkran underway, the local authorities have appealed to the water-splashing public to be courteous and not to resort to PVC-pipe cannons, ice cubes, skimpy clothing which might offend public taste, excessive powder and, of course, alcohol. When was the last time that these edicts were not issued during the month of April?

Six planes were diverted from Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports after heavy rains made landing there problematical. Rear admiral Wasinsan Janthawarin, director of U-Tapao airport, said that his facility was always ready for emergencies of this kind. The flights making the detour were from South Korea, Vietnam, Macau and India as well as two domestic journeys. After the Bangkok storms subsided, the flights returned to their usual hub.

Court agrees electronic tags

Pattaya court chief justice Apichart Thepnoo has announced that electronic tags on the ankle of some prisoners will be introduced immediately. The categories are some bailed prisoners and some who are allowed to leave prison before the expiry of their sentences. The tags will be useful in detecting if a criminal should venture beyond his authorized zone or otherwise break conditions imposed by the judiciary. Judges agree that one of the main advantages of the tags is that they will know the location of a person who fails to turn up at a court hearing.

Dirty water complaint heeded

Navy radio station on fire

Gay monks again The real issue about the current debate about whether gay clergy should be allowed in Buddhist temples is surely not sexual orientation. It is about celibacy which they have all signed up for. Transgressors can be straight or gay as it doesn’t, or shouldn’t, be about anything else. After all, we are living in the 21st century. Le Parrot’s Inn Good reports about this newly refurbished French restaurant on Pattaya’s Third Road, not far from the traffic lights leading to the Land Office. Particularly good value is the mussels party every Wednesday. All you can eat for 275 baht. Also a hotel; rooms at Le Parrot’s start at a very reasonable 700 baht a night. Death penalty No sign that Thailand is thinking of abolishing capital punishment. Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to introduce harsher punishments for human trafficking, including the possibility of death by lethal injection if any trafficked persons die as a result of abuse. On the other hand, only a handful of people have been executed in Thailand since the almost-always moratorium was started in 2008. Tourist numbers game The Tourism and Sports Ministry is fond of issuing figures about international tourist arrivals, but not always consistently. It now claims that 2 million arrivals were counted in the period March 1 to March 24, an increase of 25 percent compared with last year. However, this time the huge growth is attributed to China (of course), Malaysia and, surprise surprise, Laos.

Media reporters assembled at Wongamart beach after hearing that local people were complaining about dirty and smelly water released from a local condominium and causing pollution on the beach. Some tourists also complained that the dirty water could be harmful to their health as the smell was very apparent if they went swimming. Pattaya city repairmen on the scene said that the storm last week had caused the waste pipe to break and send polluted liquid onto the beach. The matter was now in hand.

British tourist attacked

90-day web option It’s working well. Foreigners can now report their address online every three months without the hassle of turning up at the immigration bureau or risking sending their passport through the post. To report to authorities online, visit the immigration bureau’s website at www. immigration.go.th – “Apply for notification of staying in the Kingdom (over 90 days).” Thought for the week A life without purpose is a life without destination and a country without direction is like a boat moved by random currents into any harbor. So said Lee Kuan Yew who was more or less in charge of Singapore for 30 years. He died last month.

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

Lee Huntingdon, 35 and from UK, was sent to the Memorial Hospital after he was coshed and punched by strangers in a secluded spot on Soi Buakhao. He was walking alone when three men on motorbikes approached and talked to him briefly before beginning the assault. He was given a brain scan at the hospital but injuries were fortunately slight. Lee’s friend said he was not with him at the time but was telephoned soon afterwards and asked to go to the hospital. Police said their inquiries were ongoing.

Police were notified that a fire had broken out at the Navy Radio Station in South Pattaya. Warawut Pumpuangkaew, a technician aged 25, said he lived there and did not realize the danger until a neighbor told him the building was aflame. The fire brigade was soon on the scene. Damage was said to be substantial. Warawut said he had noticed the day before that an electric wire had been nibbled by a rat and confirmed that he had intended to repair it. Police believe the conflagration was caused by a short circuit.

Request to close night club

Pattaya police have petitioned the Chonburi governor to close temporarily the Skyfall club on Walking Street after a Polish man was hit by security staff with an iron bar. Rafal Ignacy Jakowicki, 54, had a brief fight with club staff before being overwhelmed and taken to hospital. Staff said Jakowicki was apparently drunk and was abusive to staff, but police said the attack was bad for the city’s image as a welcoming tourist destination. The owner of the club, Supatra Chonpol, 24, said the club was properly registered but was unable to locate the documents at this time. She was given permission to show the paperwork at a later date. One member of the security staff was arrested as the police were suspicious of his story. At press time, the club was found to be voluntarily closed by the owner not condoning any such action.


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News Cones given to police Sawangboriboon receives a motorcycle

Local businessman Thanankrit Jirathanasupphakasem handed over a Honda CBR bike worth 65,000 baht to the Naklua-based rescue service Sawangboriboon for use in heavy traffic. Charity vice president Prasit said that traffic gridlocks were now very common in Pattaya and four-wheel vehicles often had trouble in reaching the scene of an accident. The bike would be useful in circumstances such as those.

Ban Rong Po LPG terminal gave to Banglamung police force 50 traffic cones in an attempt to make the roads safer and improve safety for the general public, especially the walking type.

Back to school at Mike’s President of Mike Group, Surat Mekavarakul, presided over a party, “Mike Back at School”, in which all the superstore staff had to dress in school uniform. Prizes were given to staff based on length of service with the company to encourage a good spirit amongst employees.

Bikes donated to the poor Another British Consulate closes At Pattaya City School 2, Chonburi vice governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai supervised a ceremony in which funds raised from Ramkhamhaeng University Pattaya Chonburi Club’s annual party were used to buy pedal bikes. These were

given to poor families whose children had been forced to walk to school. A total of 330 bikes were provided by the alumni club led by Pattaya Provincial Court Chief Justice Apichart Thepnoo and DTAC.

Alangkarn Lantern Festival Navy footballers in training

Thai Alangkarn Theater Pattaya is hosting a lantern festival at the Jomtien theatre complex throughout April and May in celebration of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th birthday and of the 40 years of China-Thailand formal diplomatic relationship. The festival will also serve to promote cultural relations between the two Asian countries.

Ratcha Navy football team attended a training course to improve their teamwork and enhance their physical and mental abilities. The exercises involved carrying logs, sailing yachts and overcoming obstacles on a specially-devised course. The training was supervised by SEAL.

From 16 May the UK is changing the way that it provides consular assistance to British nationals in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. British nationals who find themselves in need of assistance in Northern Thailand, for example because they have been hospitalised, arrested, or been the victim of crime, should contact the Consular Section of the embassy in Bangkok 02 305 8333. The Embassy in Bangkok will provide consular advice and assistance, working with the Honorary Consul in Chiang Mai as necessary. The office in Chiang Mai will close from 16 May. This change follows on from the centralisation of notarial and documentary services into the embassy in Bangkok on 2 February. Many of those services can be provided by post, without the need for British nationals to visit the embassy. The notarial team in Bangkok provides a same day service by appointment for those transactions that require attendance in person. Information about the range of notarial services and how to make an appointment can be found at www.gov.uk/notarialand-documentary-services-guide-for-thailand. These new arrangements will reinforce the consular team at the British embassy in Bangkok to provide a more efficient notarial and documentary service, and consistent, high-quality assistance to vulnerable British nationals who need help when they get into difficulty. The Consul in Bangkok, Michael Hancock, said, “This new way of operating in Northern Thailand will make the most efficient use of our resources and offer an effective service to our most vulnerable customers via our experienced consular team in Bangkok, supported by our Honorary Consul in Chiang Mai. This is consistent with how we support British nationals elsewhere in Thailand.”


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Snap Judgment Our ageing society According to the United Nations, almost a third of Thailand’s population will be over 60 years of age. Women marrying later and having fewer children is one reason why Thailand will join the ranks of many other nations whose labour forces are shrinking. However, the fall of the birthrate in Thailand is steeper than in any other ASEAN country, thus putting it at a disadvantage and constraining its long-term growth potential. Whilst almost a third of Thailand’s population will be over 60 by the middle of this century, the figure will be only a sixth in the Philippines and a fifth in Malaysia. Thus the shrinking pool of Thai workers handicaps the nation as it struggles to regain its position as a regional powerhouse for manufacturing and exports after floods inundated northern and central Thailand in 2011, not to mention allied political confusion including the 2014 military putsch. Overseas sales fell for a second straight year in 2014 – so don’t just blame the military leaders – which was the first back-to-back decline in two decades whilst both Vietnam and the Philippines posted strong gains. Thailand for 2015 is again forecast to have the slowest growth in the region, barring only Singapore which is ASEAN’s only developed nation. “Thailand is emerging as the old man of ASEAN,” said Chua Hak Bin, an economist at the Bank of America. The country needs to find a cure “before it’s too late”, according to Thailand’s central bank governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul who has likened the nation to a patient with flu and arthritis – the flu being an export slowdown caught from the global economy and the arthritis being the country’s own structural problems. Of course, it wasn’t always like this. Thailand once led the charge in Southeast Asia’s development going from a low-income nation to an uppermiddle income one in less than a single generation. As early as the 1940s, the government had encouraged large families, set up a marriage promotion bureau and held contests to reward women with the most children. Participants generally had more than 15 sons and daughters. Government policy flipped in the 1970s with the slogan “the more children, the poorer” just as the country turned its attention to raising the standard of living. As more women were educated and began working, they had fewer children. The annual population growth rate for the 2010-15 period is estimated at 0.3 percent, the lowest in ASEAN according to United Nations research. The fertility rate in the same period is 1.4, compared with 3.1 in the Philippines and 2.4 in Indonesia. “Our key problem is how we will drive the economy with this demographic structure,” says economics expert Arkhom Termpittayapaisith who is preparing a population plan for the next 20 years. The Thai government’s efforts to boost the fertility rate include encouraging married couples to have kids and giving tax benefits and child-related perks. Proposals under consideration include raising the retirement age, encouraging mothers to join the workforce and revising the rules for foreign workers. An option for Thailand could be to boost immigration. Human Rights Watch estimates that there are already around 3 million migrant workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, principally in construction, agriculture and seafood processing – very many of them undocumented. But Thailand is going to need ever more immigrants to cover newer industries such as electronics and autos, according to the Office of Industrial Estimates. The problem might be that neighbouring countries may well try to dissuade their nationals from emigrating in big numbers because they are now needed at home. An example is Cambodia where Prime Minister Hun Sen recently announced a raising of the wages of textiles workers because of a shortage of workers in the garment-producing industry in Phnom Penh. Recent publicity in the international media about “slaves” in the Thai fishing industry has also undermined confidence. Meanwhile, wages are rising in Thailand because of a personnel shortage in many sectors which has raised concerns that Thailand is becoming uncompetitive in global terms. Thai exports are currently falling. These are weighty problems. But they are pressing ones and it’s far from clear that the interim government is giving them sufficient weight in its deliberations. The question, once democracy is restored in Thailand, is whether the incoming government will follow suit or make a concerted plan to prepare for the future.

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The 36th BIMS In Drive Mode – Pretties Included Imagine Bangkok International Motor Show without the pretties, the skimpily-clad, young, long-legged ladies posing in front and on top of the shiny-shiny cars and bikes. That show would be a 'no-show' or like French Champagne without the bubbles or a birthday cake without the candles. Case in point, 2015 Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition in April will not allow sexy models to drape themselves over shiny cars and trucks,

Canadian stand-up Russell Peters back in Bangkok

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He is a globally famous comedian with rock star status, but his world tour is called “Almost Famous”. Recently Russell Peters performed in Bangkok, the second time in the Thai Kingdom, with a sold-out show at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand at Central World. Born and bred in Toronto, Canada to Anglo-Indian parents Peters began performing in his hometown in the late 80s. Twenty-six years later sold-out shows across the globe, 75 million views on YouTube and listed on the Forbes Top-Earning Comedians in 2009, 2010 and 2013. This funny dude collects German luxury cars Porsches and Audis and ridiculously expensive watches like limited edition Breguet and Patek Philippe timepieces. “They call it horology. Should be horrorlogy!” says Russel. At the venue, Saturday night, the pre-show excitement reminded me of those rock concerts in the day. But the crowd then was different. Here it seemed like the entire Indian community of greater Bangkok had come to see Russell, the Punjabis, South Indians, Pakistanis, and the Sikhs in their turbans; black, blue and white. I listened and I heard English, Thai Hindi and Punjabi. The show started at 8 pm on the dot with a big digital countdown clock and loud speakers pumpin' out 90s disco tracks by Russell's official tour DJ from New York City, DJ Spinbad. Two projection screens placed on left and right of the stage provided up-close views for all spectators. The opening act by Gregg Rogell from NYC Comedy Cellar made the audience laugh with his clever observational punch lines. Some call his style “urban Jewish humor”. Director/ screenwriter Woody Allen also started as a stand-up comedian.

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Hotel Promotions Summer Retreat at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa A weekend by the beach is perfect for a blissful break, especially if you’ve both got hectic lifestyles. Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa provides the ideal setting to relax, unwind by the pool and spend quality time with your loved ones. Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is offering a special rate exclusively to all travelers. Enjoy one night in a Deluxe Premier Garden View room. Prices start from 3,000 baht ++ per night or 4,000 baht ++ in a Deluxe Premier Sea View room. From now until June 30, 2015. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120 or e-mail pattayamarriott@minor.com.

Pattaya Lovers Package at OZO Pattaya Stay at OZO Pattaya with your loved one to recharge this summer. Enjoy exploring the various adventure-filled activities or hit the latest hip attractions in Pattaya. Relax at Splash, the rooftop swimming pool that allows lovers to watch the beautiful Pattaya sunset together. The package starts from 1,900 baht ++ per night and includes a twonight stay in a Sleep room inclusive of breakfast for two persons, a pair of entrance tickets to Art in Paradise Pattaya, 15 percent discount at EAT restaurant (food only) and late check-out until 3 pm. The package is valid for stays from 1 April to 30 June 2015. For further details or to make a reservation, please visit www.ozohotels.com/pattaya/hotelpackage.

The ultimate Bangkok Experience at The Okura Prestige A new accommodation package gives business and leisure travelers an attractive choice of room types with added benefits. The Okura Experience package embraces Okura Club, Premier Club and Prestige Club rooms at this city centre five-star hotel and the package combines traditional luxury and comfort with complimentary Okura Afternoon Tea and a dining credit valued at 2,000 baht for the hotel’s signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato. The package, valid for two or more consecutive nights until 25 December 2015, also includes the choice of daily international buffet breakfast at Up & Above or Japanese set breakfast at Yamazato and unlimited access to the Okura Club Lounge where guest may enjoy all day refreshments, evening cocktails, complimentary laundry/pressing (two items per day), high-speed internet access, express check-in/check-out, and daily replenishment of soft drinks in your inroom refreshment cabinet and much more. Rates for this package begin at 11,500 baht ++ per night. For reservations, visit www.okurabangkok.com or contact 02 687 9000 or reservations@okurabangkok.com

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Channel 7 actress visits Royal Cliff

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa welcomes wedding fam trip from France

Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, welcomed Sornsin “Manao” Maneewan (right), Thailand’s Channel 7 actress, who spent her vacation at the hotel. Manao was also the winner of the Miss Teen Thailand 2008 and has appeared in various music videos, television commercials and drama series.

Sunshine Hotels & Resorts management welcomed a group of French media and wedding planners on their familiarization trip to Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa. The wedding fam trip was organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Paris Office.

Football Charity 2015 The management and staff of The Bayview Pattaya and Wave Hotel Pattaya held the Football Charity 2015 event to build partnership between each other and to collect money for charity. The money collected will go directly to people in need. The event was held at Pattaya Soccer Stadium in Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya City.

Eastern Seaboard 8th Best Restaurant award Sundowners at Centara for PRIME Steakhouse Grand Phratamnak Pattaya

H.E. Paul Robilliard (center), the Ambassador of Australia to Thailand, presides over at a get-together party amongst the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC), the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) and the business people in the Eastern Seaboard, sponsored by Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya and the Antares Group at Breeze, beach club of Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya. Also seen in the photo are Carl Duggan (left), area general manager and Somchai Saisuk (right), Food & Beverage manager of the hotel.

PRIME Steakhouse at Millennium Hilton Bangkok has been awarded one of Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants for eight consecutive years. Naphalai Areesorn (left), editor-inchief of Thailand Tatler magazine, presented the award to Rakchanok Nootsuang (2nd from left), PRIME Steakhouse manager, and Sethasak Anavachasuk (2nd from right), chef de cuisine.

Dusit Thani Pattaya observes Earth Hour global campaign 2015

Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont (middle) leads the eco-friendly hotel in observing Earth Hour global campaign on March 28, 2015 to show its support of the fight against global climate change. Staff and management as well as hotel guests participated in the event which also put on display the staff’s creation of decorative candles and candle holders made of organic materials as well as herbal drinks and local snacks for everyone. Dusit Thani Pattaya is well recognized for its environmental initiatives that have brought home awards and acclamation from prestigious ecological foundations.


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Hilton Pattaya celebrates Earth Hour and the power of living sustainably Hilton Pattaya marked Earth Hour 2015 from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, March 28. The hotel joined hundreds of Hilton Worldwide’s more than 4,000 hotels and timeshare properties by switching off lights, as well as organizing other projects for guests in demonstration of their commitment to live sustainably and take action by caring for the planet in the year ahead.

The Queen of Dance visits Dusit Thani Pattaya presents a token of appreciation to a Centara Grand Mirage loyal corporate client Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led by Andre Brulhart, general manager, welcomed Christina Aguilar (right), known as The Queen of Dance, on the occasion of her recent performance at the resort.

Dusit Thani Pattaya Resident Manager Neoh Kean Boon (middle) is seen presenting a gift to Benny Mattsson (right), purchasing director of Autoliv (Thailand) Ltd, as a token of appreciation for the company’s loyal support to the Dusit brand hotel’s corporate business for many years. A Swedish national himself, Mattsson took the opportunity to visit the Consulate of Sweden in Pattaya which is located in the hotel grounds. He was given the tour by Neoh and Waranyu Gem Matayat (left), assistant sales manager – Corporate.

Royal Cliff hosts opera for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th birthday In honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th birthday, the Grand Opera (Thailand) together with Royal Cliff Hotels Group hosted a grand celebration, “Music of Love and Devotion: An Evening of Opera and Musical Favourites”, on the evening of April 2, 2015 at the Head of State Chambers of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. On hand to welcome guests were Royal Cliff Hotels Group management. Conducted by world-renowned composer, Stefan Paul Sanchez, the opera featured arias from Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata and many more. Patrons also heard other remarkable pieces from Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and The Phantom of the Opera.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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McGuigan Wine Dinner

Executive Chef Maurizio Susan

at Mantra Restaurant & Bar There’s a new toque in town and he is the executive chef at the popular Mantra Restaurant & Bar. An Italian national, Maurizio Susan has travelled the globe perfecting his world cuisine. With so many culinary notches on his belt, the last being from one of the best 5-star hotels in Dubai, we were excited to be present at his debut wine dinner at Mantra showcasing the wines of one of the most awarded wineries in the world, namely McGuigan Wines from Australia. The evening commenced with canapés and a flute of McGuigan Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir as a delightful opener and first pouring which actually segued into the first starter of the evening, scallops and avocado accompanied by heritage tomatoes. A fresh, vibrant creation which immediately made friends with the full-bodied sparkling wine to construct a healthy appetiser bursting with garden flavours. The next appetiser was one of our favourite dishes, langoustine ravioli, white truffle foam and roasted macadamia flakes. A soft pasta pillow had been filled with sweet langoustine and covered with a rich, creamy, cheese sauce accompanied by a cloud of white truffle froth. Can’t imagine froth could have much flavour? Think again, this cumulus on a plate with its intense truffle essence was sheer delight and when

united with the creamy langoustine proved a marriage made in heaven. This course was paired with a Private Bin Chardonnay 2013 which again proved one of our favourite bottles of the night. A smooth wine abundant with tropical fruits and melon with a most pleasing backbone of vanilla oak which paired exceptionally with the richness of the seafood pasta. A chicken consommé quickly followed served with a Private Bin Merlot 2012. This 100% Merlot with its complex flavours of red berries, cherry and ripe plums was a walk in a summer garden; married to a light, but flavoursome chicken broth it was a good sandwich course to cocoon our palate before the deluxe overload of the lobster ragout which

was to come. Another Chardonnay was the choice for the lobster ragout with warm lemon espuma. Tempus Varietal Chardonnay 2013 was the label and varied from the others because for this wine the grapes were not from the Hunter Valley but from the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills wine region. The wine is a modern product, harvested by machine, made in steel tanks and briefly kept in French oak barrels in order to get the spicy, vanilla character. The Tempus Two winery was founded by Lisa McGuigan, a member of the fourth generation dynasty. This wine brings the taste of white peach, nectarine and quince to the fore with layering of toasty and integrated oak. For the main course, chef had turned to lamb to complement the deeply rich flavours of plum, liquorice and pepper resonating from the last red of the evening, Shortlist Shiraz 2010. Beetroot and a butter sauce heady with rosemary accompanied the rolled lamb fillet. We’re always a bit disappointed to know that the pageant of dishes is coming to a close but the arrival of Mignardises is always a delightful element of the meal. This parting gesture from the kitchen – usually an artful arrangement of confections is a tradition that dates back to 18th century France when miniature sweets were de rigueur. These days chefs dazzle us with their stunning array of after dinner sweets; it is also a chance to show off their skills and create a final impression that embodies the spirit of the restaurant but also to extend the pleasure of the meal. The Mignardises (petit fours) on this occasion were a picture of elegance and creativity, tiny round cream buns, micro macaroons with fresh fruit, a miniature shocking pink

Mignardises

Scallops and Avocado

MIXOLOG

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Hotel Promotions

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Pitak Mongchuin

SIGNATURE DRINK Mojito

FAVORITE SPIRIT – PREFERRED BRAND Havana Rum

BIO

Executive Club Terrace’s Bartender

Mantra Restaurant & Bar

Located in the grounds of Amari Pattaya on the northern end of Beach Road Open from 5 pm to 1 am daily Sunday brunch from 11 am to 3 pm Tel: 038 429 591 www.mantra-pattaya.com

Mojito In celebration of 150 years since the first cocktail recipe appeared in print, Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to come and try this perfectly prepared cocktail at Executive Club Terrace.

INGREDIENTS MIXOLOGIST

sugar bomb and lastly a beautifully sculptured wee green pyramid containing a delectable almond cream centre. The final pouring of the evening came from a Banrock Station Moscato 2013. A Muscatstyle aromatic with subtle hints of grapefruit and lemon. The gentle spritz gives the wine an appealing life and refreshing finish. Enjoyed with chef’s quartet of dainties the evening was brought to the sweetest conclusion. Another fabulous Mantra evening drew to a close. The staff operate on oiled wheels, are knowledgeable and have been fully briefed on all aspects of the food and wines. It is always a delight to dine here, to sit back and enjoy the professionalism that abounds in this culinary pleasure dome.

8 whole 3 tsp 45ml 60ml

mint leaves white sugar lemon juice Havana Rum (3 Years) soda water

GARNISH

mint leaves lime wedge

HOW TO MIX

Put the mint leaves, white sugar and lemon juice into a Hi Ball glass. Use a bar spoon to bruise or muddle the leaves into the sugar and lime juice. Fill ¾ of the Hi Ball glass with crushed ice. Pour in the rum and stir well. Top up with soda water. Garnish with extra mint leaves and a lime wedge.

GLASS TYPE Hi Ball Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

Available at

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F&B Promotions Salmon Season at Havana Bar and Terrazzo Restaurant, Holiday Inn Pattaya Savour four menu selections from Atlantic salmon seasonal special including Salmon Papillote with spinach, Spicy Cajun Salmon with pesto mashed potatoes, Deep-fried Salmon and Tiger Prawn served with mixed salad, and Phad Krapow Salmon served with steamed rice. Priced at 550 baht net. These special menus are available throughout April and May 2015. For more information or reservation, please call 038 725 555.

Surf and Turf at Flames Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya The Flames Restaurant chef invites you to enjoy the chargrilled flavor of Australian beef and seafood as they are cooked to perfection over an open charcoal grill. Flames Restaurant, which is open nightly from 6 to 11 pm, is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For reservations, please call 038 714 981.

High Tea Buffet

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

Special Deal: International Buffet Dinner – 4 for 3 at Garden Cafe, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Savor some of the sumptuous food, delectable appetizers, tantalizing seafood and classic desserts in exclusive comfort and with personalized service that Garden Cafe is famous for. Join the international buffet every evening from 6 to 10 pm and avail of the special deal: 4 people dining will entitle you to 1 complimentary buffet. Price is 850 baht net per person. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120.

Noodle Sensations at Panorama, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Nothing beats a hearty bowl of noodles. Fancy something different this season? This month of April, don't miss Royal Cliff's all new Noodle Sensations! Experience exquisite tastes that will pleasantly surprise you with every bite! For more information, please contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Aroy Seafood with Foie Gras at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

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

Signature Cocktails at The Bar of Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Delight your senses with the exquisite tastes of Royal Cliff ’s favourite concoctions! These unique blends are available throughout April and May. For more information, please contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Culinary Delights by IHG Culinary Ambassador at East Coast Kitchen and Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya Holiday Inn Pattaya has introduced an exciting selection of new recipes to its menu at East Coast Kitchen and Café G. The signature dishes were created by Chef Ian Kittichai, an ambassador on IHG's new Culinary Panel. Five celebrated international chefs have been appointed IHG Culinary Ambassadors to develop a repertoire of unique signature dishes for guests dining in IHG’s hotels across the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Guests can expect to taste delectable delights such as grilled pork with lemongrass, spicy and sour soup with grilled tiger prawn, vegetable yellow curry, crispy rice cracker with chicken in coconut milk relish, and crispy turmeric marinated chicken fare. For more information or reservations, please call 038 725 555.

Come for an unforgettable experience of magnificent fresh seafood, generous selections of BBQ items, tempting desserts and delicious drinks surrounded by the marvelous ambiance. Guests will enjoy a prime selection of seafood from around the world prepared in various exciting ways right in front of you. The renowned buffet is now enhanced with foie gras station, all-time favorite BBQ items such as pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers plus an interesting carving station. Price is 1,399 baht ++ (food only) per person. Available every Saturday of April and May from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. For more information or reservations, please call 038 259 888.

Five Shades of spring and summer at Red Sky, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Red Sky restaurant’s chef de cuisine, Hugo Coudurier, is determined to beat the Bangkok heat with a new seasonal summer menu. This summer-lovin’ luxury feast starts off with a Warm asparagus salad served with quail eggs, smoked salmon and spring greens, followed by Artichoke and black truffle soup served with toasted mushroom brioche. The mouth-watering main courses will be Golden chanterelle risotto with patta negra, parmesan and truffles, and French Lozere lamb rack with pomme puree and morel jus. Rounding off with a luscious Apricot crumble served with sweetly melting mounds of Tahitian vanilla ice cream. Guests are welcome to try each course on an a la carte basis or the entire set menu for just 3,255 baht ++ per person. Red Sky restaurant is open daily for dinner from 6 pm onwards, and this epic European summer menu is available from now until the end of April 2015. For information or reservations, please contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

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L’AUBERGE DE PIERRE

Pierre is Back! L’Auberge de Pierre is the new incarnation of the restaurant formerly called Le Strogonoff on Pratamnak Hill and the stop press news is that Pierre is back! The old restaurant has been stylishly refurbished and complete with its new identity has an extensive new menu offering even more gastronomic bargains. I apologise for those who were not familiar with Le Strogonoff in earlier times and have no idea of what I am twittering on about! Chef Pierre Yves Pujo has returned after a sojourn in Mallorca and is now firmly at the helm of this little gem of a bistro. Classically trained, Pierre has worked in some of the finest kitchens in Spain and France including the two Michelin starred Auberge de Maitre Corbeau in Ezy-sur-Eure in Normandy and he is now back in Pattaya. Prixe fixe menus have always been Pierre’s passion and although there is an a la carte menu, the heart of this restaurant lies with its gourmet set menus. The choices for each course are exceptional; 11 starters and 15 main courses from the famous snails in garlic butter, through prawns with garlic and mushrooms to slow cooked lamb and sirloin steak with mustard sauce. The price, I hear you ask … Well, for non-drinkers it’s B.590 and for tipplers it’s B.790 for free-flow wine and Chang Beer. For those who lunch there’s another set menu of soup, one main course, dessert and one drink including wine, beer, water or soda for a remarkable B.290. The décor has been elegantly refashioned in muted colours of buff and white with the bistro theme retained with red and white checked tablecloths and ra-ra skirts for the chairs. The restaurant boasts two dining rooms with an outside terrace with seating for 15 people. We chose the “all drinks included” menu of B.790 and settled down to make our selections. Warm duck liver

Dessert Trolley

salad with balsamic vinegar tempted as did the foie gras with mango chutney but in the end (after much dithering) I plumped for crevettes a l’ail et aux champignons (prawns with garlic and mushrooms) and Mick opted for the house herring salad with potatoes. A welcome cocktail kicks off the evening before Pierre’s 5-course menu gastronomique swings into action. A big basket of toasted bread was then served before a large ceramic roasting dish containing Pierre’s “terrine du chef” hit the table. Rustic, country-style in its appeal it sat on the table with a handy kitchen knife firmly embedded in the centre. It was delicious bursting with the flavours of rural France and we would have had “seconds” (or even “thirds”) but knew that this present from the

kitchen was only the start of what was to come. A hearty vegetable soup chased the terrine before our starters materialised. Garlicky prawns and mushrooms hit the spot immediately and Mick’s herring salad and

potatoes was a substantial dish, homemade, succulent and brimming with zesty flavours. For foie gras fans it comes lightly cooked to order with mango chutney but does carry a B.150 supplement. Warm duck liver salad with balsamic vinegar, blue cheese salad, tartare of avocado with raw marinated fish are some of the other starter options from this bistrocentric menu. It was now time for the main event: breast of duck with a forest fruit sauce for me and coq au vin for Mick. Two French dishes to their core and both were excellent, perfectly seasoned and prepared. Other house signature dishes include their famous couscous, le tartare de boeuf de L’Auberge and chef’s brochette a la maison. Belt loosening is essential as the dessert trolley rolled across the floor. This wagon of sugary wonders is left by your table for numerous return visits; fresh fruit salad accompanied by yoghurt and chocolate mousse occupies the top tier, with individual crème caramels, rice puddings, crème brulee, pies with meringue, zingy lemon and fruit tarts of all descriptions, all vie for your selection. Just a word about the lunch menu before we close. As I mentioned earlier, the price is only B.290 for

Duck Breast with Fruit Sauce

soup of the day, a main course and dessert with a glass of wine or beer. Main courses offer spaghetti carbonarra, chicken liver salad, breaded escalope Milanaise, beef lasagna, fish fillet in a Champagne sauce, pork fillet with pepper sauce and that traditional favourite across all of France, steak hache oeuf a cheval (French-style hamburgers with eggs on horseback). Birthdays are celebrated here, come with two friends and your meal will be on the house. This is good, honest French food that we have all come to love. Can’t you almost smell the garlicky snails, the robust chicken stewed in red wine or the filet mignon of pork with its blue cheese sauce? L’Auberge de Pierre serves glamorous comfort food from the traditional menus of French bistros. Pierre is the master of this family-style cuisine and where better to enjoy it than in his newly renovated restaurant. Yes, Pierre is back and his new menu is big on flavours and big on budget busting set menus.

L’Auberge de Pierre

Located on Pratamnak Road just before Soi 4 and next to Family Mart Open from 12 noon to 2:30 pm and 6:30 till 11 pm but closed on Mondays Tel: 093 864 9080

Terrine du Chef

Hotel Promotions Discover Phuket with New Residential Villa Offerings from Trisara

The Perfect Family Getaway at The Sukosol Bangkok

Discerning travelers seeking a most indulgent holiday escape can now experience the best of Trisara. These two enhancement packages for guests staying in 2- to 6-bedroom Trisara Residential Villas offer unparalleled island luxury.

person plus a one-time surcharge of USD 1,625 for the cruise trip. For parties of up to 12 persons, the surcharge is USD 4,815 due to use of a larger yacht.

Destination Trisara Package ● International arrivals enjoy expedited immigration at the airport ● Private in-villa BBQ ● Personal shopper ● Private full-day cruise on a sport cruiser yacht (8 persons) or flybridge yacht (12 persons) to Krabi and the magnificent Phi Phi Islands The price for parties of up to 8 persons is USD 350 per

Guests will also enjoy roundtrip airport transfers and a fulltime dedicated cook and housekeeper for each Residential Villa. Residential Villas prices start at USD 3,260 with minimum booking of 3 nights. Rates are subject to 18.7 percent service charge, VAT and provincial tax. Available from now until October 31, 2015.

It’s time to spend some quality time with your family! The Sukosol introduces the Family Package, ensuring great joy and excitement for every family looking to enjoy Bangkok. The package includes three-night stay in a spacious Family Room with daily buffet breakfast for two adults and two children, four signature drinks at Art-Deco Sapphire Bar, Club Lounge access, unlimited Wi-Fi access, Family Buffet Dinner at Patummat Restaurant, goodie bag for children, a welcome surprise upon arrival (teddy bear, glass of wine and canapé), late check-out at 3 pm, 500 baht cash voucher for spa treatment at Lotus Spa, 10 percent discount off standard best available rate for extended night(s), and 10 percent discount for food and beverage. Package price is 16,200 baht ++.

For more information or bookings, please call +667 631 0100 or email reservations@trisara.com.

To make a reservation or for more information, please call 02 247 0123 ext 1103-1108 or e-mail reservations@sukosolhotels.com.

Leisure Package ● Unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages ● One spa treatment per day ● One resort activity per day, The price is USD 300 per person per day.


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eve n ts c a le n d a r DRINK, DIVE, DUCK BIKINI POOL PARTY Date: 17-18 April 2015, Friday-Saturday Venue: A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya

With nearly 300 guests attended the successful weekend networking of Movers & Shakers Pattaya. Sponsored by The Riviera Group, the guests enjoyed an interactive network combined with a thrilling after-party including djs and special stage effects by MFX-Asia and laser show by Concept & Innovation. It was held at the new ocean front venue Fflic Cliff Club on Cosy beach.

Activities: Drink Dive Duck combines water festival with pool party featuring local and international DJs. On April 17, a helipad techno party will be held at the hotel rooftop where you can witness Pattaya Bay’s sunset while having a sensational experience from renowned DJs. Party starts at 5 pm till 2 am. The party continues on April 18 with a bikini pool party on the hotel’s ground floor from 2 pm till midnight featuring international DJs playing house music and electronic dance music. For more information: Tel: 081 858 2801, 088 548 8499 www.drinkdiveduck.com

TOP OF THE GULF REGATTA 2015

Hard Rock launches new venue

Date: 30 April – 4 May 2015, Thursday-Monday Venue: Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien

Hard Rock Hotel & Café Pattaya recently launched its new venue, “The Drum Room.” Located above The Hard Rock Café on the Beach Road side, previously an open bar space for private banqueting functions, now sports air-conditioning, electronic curtains, a contemporary look and a stylish vibe. The space can cater from as few as 2 to 200 guests seated, in different lay-outs for meetings, product launches, private parties, boardroom meetings or just a simple get-together of friends.

Activities: Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 Presented by Ocean Marina incorporates Platu Coronation Cup and Thailand Optimist National Championships. Get involved in Asia’s largest multi-class regatta featuring a strong fleet of boats ranging from dinghies to large keelboats and multihulls. The registration day for the keelboat classes together with a practice race will be 30 April, as will the opening party. Racing for the keelboats and multihulls will be 1-4 May whereas the beach launched fleet and optimists who compete for the Thai National title will sail a three day regatta 1-3 May. For more information: Tel: 038 235 300 Email: info@topofthegulfregatta.com www.topofthegulfregatta.com

J JETRIN LIVE IN CONCERT Date: 2 May 2015, Saturday, 8 pm – midnight Venue: Aranda Ballroom, Amari Pattaya 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 early-bird 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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East Coast Kitchen Open 6.00am - 11.00pm Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower, level 6 Call 038 725 555

Vol. 03 No. 08 | Apr 16-30, 2015

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Easter Charity Day at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya A fun-filled Sunday activity was recently held at the beach garden of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya to celebrate the Easter Day. Hotel guests, particularly kids, joined the event which is also a charity for The Father Ray Foundation. About 20 children from the foundation were present and provided an entertaining show for the guests. Easter activities such as cookies icing decorating, face painting, balloon modelling, photo with Easter Bunny and egg hunting. All proceeds go to The Father Ray Foundation.

ADFEST 2015 returns to PEACH Creative entries participating in The 18th Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (ADFEST 2015) filled the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) with over 3,000 creative campaigns from March 19 -21, 2015. Founded in 1998, ADFEST is an annual advertising festival which has been celebrating creativity in the Asia Pacific region. Not only does ADFEST promote and recognize creative excellence, but it is a forum and platform designed for learning and meeting other professionals in the advertising industry. ADFEST 2015, held under the theme “Be Bad”, garnered over 1,100 participants from various countries across the Asia Pacific region including China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and India. Aside from exhibiting artwork, showcasing short films and presenting awards, delegates also enjoyed a chance to socialize with fellow designers with a welcome party at Royal Cliff’s spectacular Lotus Pond which was sponsored by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce (Thailand).


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New artwork creations featured at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Keeping up with its vision of being a hip design hotel, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya has invited a young, upcoming artist to add new artistic creations to the hotel’s urban art environment. Nicolas Ravet, also known as Toska, is from the artistic community of Liège in Belgium. His design can be described as “simple complexity” and his creativity is expressed through various forms such as tattoos, artifacts, furniture, paintings, murals, and shops. He uses different art styles and is influenced by Maya art and street art. Toska is no longer new to Thailand as his works have already been featured in Bangkok’s art exhibitions and galleries. He has also made a street art on one of the capital city’s major road, Charoen Krung. Toska is the first artist invited by Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya to add new artwork to the hotel’s original design. His murals are located in one of the Grand Leisure Class rooms and at the hotel’s car park. These paintings will unleash your imagination with splash of colors and different forms. To see firsthand the new artwork, visit Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya on Second Road.

Canadian stand-up Russell Peters back in Bangkok >> from L1 Exit Gregg enter Russell who was welcomed by a huge applause. After that the veteran Canadian-Indian stand-up comic Peters entertained the audience for almost two hours non-stop with some brilliant punch lines but mostly swift, witty retorts or a dialog with his fans. The targets were mostly the first and second row audience. An Indian cardiologist in the front row, the Sikh textile wallah with handsome wife and the Caucasian polite looking Swiss hotelier, Helmut, whom Russell Peters convinced to lose the toilet paper (tissue) and switch to bidet shower. The audience laughing, applauding loudly. “I am not being gross, it's about hygiene!” clipped Russell. Seconds later, he addressed another Sikh dude with a crisp white turban. “Hi bro, what's your name?” asked Russell. “Dave,” said the shy young the Thai-Indian. “No Way! Come on 'Dave'! That's not your real name! What’s your real name dude?” “Sudeeth”...we heard the young man say. Massive laughter and applause. And so it went on and on. More witty impersonations in heavy Russian and exaggerated Thai accents. Everything solid. Stand-up is all about delivery and this dude can deliver. I recall Russell Peters in an interview saying, “I just use the audience to move me in certain directions. It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.” Yours truly, John K Lindgren, Pattaya Today reporter-at-large, having experienced the interaction

between the performer and the crowd can confirm, the audience loved it! The Bangkok show ended on a high note with killer jokes on Ebola, new oversized smart phones, hysterical American Ebola panic attacks, and an Indian, Punjabi traffic accident involving a bus and a goat. “Billy Goat Meatballs with curry was served later that night”. After Bangkok Russell Peters “Almost Famous” entourage travels to Singapore. Three shows. Then onwards to London’s The O2 arena and Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden and Norway. “All the places that make good furniture and used to make mobile phones,” said Russell Peters. Next time Russell Peters performs in Thailand – make sure you get tickets. He is 'sooooo' funny and witty. Trust me.


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The longstanding debate about the advisability of replacing sugar in one’s diet with artificial sweeteners just got a little more complicated. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science found that artificial sweeteners appear to disrupt the flora of bacteria residing in the intestines, which leads to a rise in blood sugar levels. That is, the sugar substitutes meant to keep blood-sugar levels in check appear to alter the balance of gut microbes linked to metabolic diseases like diabetes, and may lead or contribute to elevated blood sugar levels. The research at the Israeli research center focused on three common artificial sweeteners: saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame.

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

Jekyll + Hyde – Zac Brown Band

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

Release Date April 30, 2015 Lead Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson Director Joss Whedon Writers Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Jekyll + Hyde is the fourth major-label studio album by the Zac Brown Band. It is set to be released on April 28, 2015. The album's lead single, "Homegrown", was released on January 12, 2015.

1. Beautiful Drug 2. Loving You Easy 3. Remedy 4. Homegrown 5. Mango Tree (featuring Sara Bareilles) 6. Heavy Is the Head (featuring Chris Cornell) 7. Bittersweet 8. Castaway

9. Tomorrow Never Comes 10. One Day 11. Dress Blues 12.Young and Wild 13. Junkyard 14. I'll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter) 15. Wildfire 16. Tomorrow Never Comes (Acoustic Version)

April 16, 2015 Tom Kenny (voice), Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke (voice), Clancy Brown (voice) Paul Tibbitt Glenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Stephen Hillenburg, Paul Tibbitt (story), Stephen Hillenburg (series) Animation | Adventure | Comedy

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.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

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

2015 Bangkok International Motor Show: Automobiles, Bikes & Stuff >> from L1 million visitors. Sales may not reach record numbers due to the slump in the automotive business. But, as always this is the best and the biggest pre-summer show with something for everybody; cars, motorbikes, boats and accessories are all under one tall roof with an entrance fee of only 100 baht. Bangkok International Motor Show always kicks off end of March and ends beginning of April. The hottest show at hottest time of the year. So, what's the news this year? Some all-new and many face-lifted vehicles dominated the 2015 BIMS edition. More than 30 auto brands and nine motorcycle companies participated in the 12-day sales expo along with 170 accessories, after-market “stuff” vendors. Exhibition space? 140,000 square meters. MG Morgan Garage ex-British

made motorcar, now revived by a joint venture of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and the giant CP Group Thailand, launched its all-new MG3 hatchback with one drivetrain: a 106-hp 1.5-litre frugal petrol engine and a five-speed automated manual transmission. The MG3 price starts at 479,000 to 595,000 baht. Ford Motor Company rolled out the all-new Ford Everest an SUV or rather a PPV (Personal Pickup Vehicle) based on the Ranger pickup platform. The long-awaited Ford Everest, was unveiled and rolled out on the stage with fanfare. A rugged looking vehicle with off-road credentials and refined on-road capabilities. Sticker price: 1.26 to 1.59 million Thai baht. Ford Everest comes with the new power source; two versions of diesel engines including Duratorq TDCi,

3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine and a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder motor with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The top version 3.2-liter Titanium Plus, a fourwheel drive, retails at 1,599,000 baht. Mazda 2 SkyActiv-G. After the recently launched Mazda 1.5 Turbo Diesel the amazing Mazda Sales (Thailand) Team unveiled the Mazda 1.3 SkyActiv-G (Gasoline aka Petrol) in three variants: Standard, High and High Plus. In 4-door and 5-door body styles. The dinky engine pumps out 93 PS and 123 Nm of torque. Mazda Thailand is on a roll having invested more than 11 billion baht to manufacture engines and transmissions with new factories being in Rayong, Eastern Seaboard at the Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) plant which is a joint venture with Ford Motor. Mazda 2 SkyActiv-G High Plus variant will set you back 665,000 baht. An array of big premium bikes was also displayed at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Highlights: The new BMW F 800 R is the

latest in the line of characterful in-line two-cylinder motorcycles from BMW Motorrad (German: Motorbike). The F 800 comes with a liquid-cooled fourvalve twin-cylinder engine with 798 cc displacement. Output has been increased to 90 hp (66 kW) at 8,000 rpm. This bike sells for little over 400,000 baht. Rider training provided by BMW Motorrad. The red hot Italian Ducati, owned by German Audi, drew crowds to the Ducati 899 Panigale booth. A powerful sport bike is named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale. Powered by 148 hp 898 cc V-twin motor. 757,900 baht, less expensive than the Mazda 2 SkyActiv. In the super luxury segment, the venerable Rolls-Royce marque

showcased the most expensive vehicle at the show – the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection priced at a cool 59 million baht. The least expensive motorcar? The Suzuki Celerio at 359,000 baht. The 36th Bangkok International Motor Show 2015. In Top Gear, again. A truly amazing show. Pretties included. The 36th Bangkok International Motor Show www.bangkok-motorshow.com


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Business News

eatigo announces launch of Pattaya as its second market in Thailand

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What's Inside: Business Feature CONSTECH 2015 archived milestone to be ASEAN construction platform

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Q Cars

The Best Deals On Wheels

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page P4/24 Expat Money Corner Some Developed Economies shine again

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Cars Thailand was established in 1996 by its founder Jon Fox, the name deriving from the number of customers prepared to wait in the queue for an available vehicle. The goal is to provide excellent car rental services to the non-Thai-speaking community in Thailand. With the founder's own difficult experiences as a non-Thai-speaker, he is determined to help his fellow expats to adapt more quickly and enjoy their days in the Land of Smiles free from being worried by any transportation inconvenience. After 10 years of excellent services by both the talented expatriates and enthusiastic local staff who are fluent in both Thai and English, Q Cars is not only very successful in the non-Thai-speaking market but also very well established in the local community. Continued on page P2/22

090-741-741-7 www.GlobalTopGroup.com


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Q Cars Today, Q Cars continues to develop and improve its services to ensure highest customer satisfaction. Q Cars provides a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from economy to luxury cars, pick-up trucks, CUVs, vans, and motorbikes, to fulfill all customers' needs. The customeroriented staff are dedicated to delivering professional car and vehicle rentals with pride of quality, service and best value for money for customers. With over 18 years of committed service Q Cars has been able to establish and maintain favorable relationships with suppliers and the local community in Jomtien, Pattaya, Bangkok, and Rayong. The slogan "The Best Deals On Wheels" refers not only to exclusive competitive rates, but also to excellent quality of services. Currently, Q Cars offers a fully flexible rate structure catering for all, ranging from frequent international business traveler to the local individual renting for the very first time. Q Cars also offers special deals for long-term expats, school teachers

and companies and great deals for those on holidays whether short visits or long stay. As a licensed car rental provider, Q Cars’ rates include first-class comprehensive rental vehicle insurance with bail bond as well as 24-hour roadside assistance services to ensure hassle-free transportation in Thailand. Rates also include unlimited mileage, free delivery and collection within 35 km from rental outlet, and vehicle replacement in case of breakdown or accident. In case of any reason the reserved vehicle is not available, a similar or superior vehicle will be substituted at no extra cost. All rental charges are inclusive of VAT. Rental Requirements • Minimum driving age is 20 years old. • Valid driving license from country of residence or valid local/ international driving license. • A copy of renter’s ID card or passport. Q Cars Jomtien Beach Condominium Bldg S1 Unit 5-6 Ground Floor Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm Tel: 038 231 694, 038 232 840 Email: qcars@loxinfo.co.th www.qcars.net

CONSTECH 2015 archived milestone to be ASEAN construction platform

The 8th edition of CONSTECH (Thailand International Construction Machinery, Equipment and Technology Exhibition 2015) took place from 27-29 March 2015 at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. CONSTECH, as one of the most comprehensive events and sourcing hubs for the construction and building industry, gathered 315 companies and brands associated with construction, mining, concrete and other related industries from around the world. Apart from the local participants, CONSTECH 2015 attracted foreign participation from more than 31 countries including Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, China,

Vietnam, Korea, USA, Italy, and Germany. Spanning 21,000 sqm of both indoor and outdoor exhibition hall, CONSTECH 2015 managed to attract more over 5,000 trade visitors, both local and foreign, from construction industry comprising of

contractors, developers, engineers, builders, building owners and building consultants. Visitors had the opportunity to take part in on-site activities such as seminar and conferences, product showcase and sexy truck wash. The

next edition of CONSTECH will return to Bangkok in 2016. For more information, visit

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Business News eatigo announces launch of Pattaya as its second market in Thailand The management of eatigo (Thailand) Co., Ltd announced the unveiling of Pattaya as its second city in Thailand, following the commercial launch of Bangkok in Q3 2014 and Singapore in Q4 2014. The company also announced it has crossed the 200,000 download threshold for its ground-breaking restaurant reservation app. The launch of Pattaya will see over 23 top restaurants from leading hotels such as Hilton, Centara Grand Mirage, Holiday Inn, Sheraton to name a few, plus a good selection of independent establishments joining with more to be added on a regular basis. Michael Cluzel, Group CEO of eatigo said, “The launch of Pattaya is a natural first choice for expansion due to its geographic proximity to Bangkok where the bulk of our user base in Thailand resides, along with Pattaya’s strong international and domestic tourism potential. We are also looking at other cities in Thailand so that users can enjoy dining at up to 50 percent off at top restaurants in more destinations.” Via its apps for android, iPhone and on the web, eatigo is fast becoming the leading choice of diners looking to make free reservations with discounts up to 50 percent off at the top restaurants in Thailand and Singapore. For restaurants, eatigo’s business model effectively takes the

New Pattaya marketing plan

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the launch of a new set of proposals to boost the number of domestic and international visitors to the Eastern Seaboard resort. The Pattaya Tourism Package will include four special points: More Nature (several nature sites will be pinpointed),

eatigo Group CEO Michael Cluzel and eatigo Thailand CEO Pumin Yuvacharuskul

tried and tested yield management principles of charging different prices at different times found in hotel and airline reservations, and applies it to restaurants. This allows them to earn new customers and revenue for empty offpeak tables that traditionally would contribute nothing to their bottom line. For diners and restaurants, the mix is proving to be an invaluable combination. Since launching in mid 2014 more than 250 leading restaurants have signed up to the platform in Bangkok, Pattaya and Singapore. In Bangkok alone, restaurants including Akiyoshi,

More Colour (emphasis on varied activity by day and night), More Business (Pattaya as a centre of investment) and More Life (hotels, spas, etc). The mayor explained that the tour package adopts digital marketing tools to present and sell tour packages online.

Indian weddings promoted

Nippon Kei, Bottoms Up, Mellow, Ku De Ta, Hard Rock Café and dozens of top hotels have joined recently. Over 150,000 happy diners have been seated to date. Pumin Yuvacharuskul, CEO for eatigo Thailand commented, “Crossing the 200,000 app download threshold is a significant milestone for the company. As more and more users experience how easy it is to make a free reservation without the need for credit cards, while getting discounts at up to 50 percent off at top restaurants, we expect continued strong growth in terms of users and restaurants in Thailand and Singapore.”

Grand Opening of The Senate Residence II

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over a meeting at the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel designed to boost local income by encouraging elaborate Indian weddings, customarily attended Pattaya Mayor Itthipol Kunpluem, Sontaya and Wittaya Kunpluem and Thai-Chinese Cultural and Economic Association Vice President Bandit Siritanyong presided over the opening ceremony of the Suttangrak Group latest development project, The Senate Residence ll. The Senate Residence II is an 8-storey beach view luxury low-rise condominium situated on a 2,936 square meters of land. Ideally located at Na Jomtien, it is only a few meters from the beach. Price starts at 2.3 million baht. The project design is modern and tropical style. Facilities include fitness room, sunset facing swimming pool, sauna, library, big hall and a spacious parking lot. It is developed after The Senate Residence located at Kasetsin Soi 9 in Pratumnak Hill, which received great response from investors. For more information, visit their website on www.thesenateresidences2.com.

by several hundred friends and relatives. Indian businessmen spoke at the seminar to give their advice about hosting these celebrations which are becoming increasingly popular in Thai five-star hotels.


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Property

The Big Guns and the Gang Pattaya has been, for better or worse, known around the world as a ‘wild town’ (to say the least). From Walking Street to motorcycle clubs, Pattaya has long laid claim to its share of Big Guns and Gangs! Yes, Pattaya has been an anomaly within this great Land of Smiles for quite a number of years. As a nation, Thailand is world-renowned for its gentle and kind people of the Buddhist faith, but when looking into the inner workings of Pattaya, one quickly realizes that as a Thai city it is an exception and certainly a deviation from the norm. This same inconsistency can be found in Pattaya’s real estate scene. Most of us are well acquainted with the Big Guns in Thailand real estate, those wellknown international agencies that are entrenched in the property markets of Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. In these environments, real estate icons such as CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, Savills, Colliers, Harrison, Knight Frank, etc., are mainstream players and very successfully as well. But what about Pattaya? Having come out of the 2003 to 2007 property boom-which I labeled the ‘Mini Boom,’ complete with its deluge of speculators--Pattaya did not follow the same pattern

established by the Big Guns’ successes in other locales around Thailand. In fact, it was quite the opposite. From 2003 to 2007 we watched most of the Big Guns come into Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard one by one, riding on high-profile residential developments as sole sales agents, only to find in most cases that all was not quite as it seems here. In many cases over those Mini Boom years, what seemed to be the great entrance into the local market by those international agencies turned out in many cases to be an industry ‘backfire’ that totally missed the mark; their sole agencies for prime developments only led them to go down with the ship or—at best—to experience lackluster sales. You might ask: What is the answer to this industry marketing dilemma? Is it possible that there is NO ONE AGENCY that has the marketing edge or answer here in Pattaya or on the Eastern Seaboard? Maybe Phuket... maybe Koh Samui...and maybe even Bangkok...but here on the Eastern Seaboard a topclass housing or condominium development at that time needed to incorporate as many of the area’s leading real estate agencies as co-sales agents as is possible. They needed a gang! Now that was during the

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

2003 to 2007 Mini Boom, but what followed seemed to be a second chance for some of those top agencies as the 2008 world economic crisis had no sooner passed when Pattaya and its new construction sector took off for what turned out to be the real deal. Yes, from 2008 to less than a year ago Pattaya experienced a condominium construction boom that took us all by surprise. It was during those years that some of these same international real estate franchise agencies got their second chance to enter the Pattaya real estate scene. What we witnessed during this second boom period was the emergence of an incredible number of small and large Russian-owned and managed agencies which took a lot of the wind and commissions from these major agencies. And the developers knew it! Once again the Big Guns were outgunned. They were overshadowed by the gangs and this time it was Russian Gangs. Russian property buyers were everywhere during those years. So, too, were Russian real estate agents. The condo boom is now over.

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.

The current marketing formula here is definitely for a developer to invite a maximum number of local real estate agencies to join in marketing their projects. Co-sales agents working together as a team is again the answer here. Another trend within this marketing scenario is to bring on board a wellestablished local or international franchise agency or agencies to be the lead agent(s), branding their name(s) as the company or companies marketing the property for 1 to 2 percent marketing fee as opposed to the sole agency approach that seems to work so well in other parts of Thailand like Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. Again, like a gang, local gun and co-sales agencies working together is what that Pattaya real estate industry seems to have evolved into. And that is likely to continue for some time to come. A very good example of this ‘Big Guy Little Guy’ scenario was seen with one of the big developers: Raimon Land. When they were marketing their very successful Northpoint Condo, they invited all the top local real estate agencies to be

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

a part of their network of cosales agencies with no Big Gun or lead agency leading the pack. Well known as one of Thailand’s most well researched and studied Big Guy Developers, Raimon Land definitely knew what they were doing in taking the Gang Approach over the Big Gun Approach. One developer after another on the Eastern Seaboard seems to realize that taking an exclusive or sole agency approach does not work nearly as well here as in other markets. Yes, there is again a real sense of change in the air here in Pattaya as some of the established Big Guns once more consider heading out of town and back to Bangkok. In a time like this it is only fitting to see the area’s real estate industry bringing in ‘new blood’ with a more organized and professional approach to doing business here. There is a new day dawning throughout the Eastern Seaboard. It’s time for the Big Guns and the Gangs to realize that working together-professionals supporting professionals--is definitely the way for the area’s future.

leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

Power of Attorney for Property Registration

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Some Developed Economies shine again

What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person to act as an agent on his or her behalf, thus conferring authority on the agent or attorney-in-fact to perform certain acts, private affairs, business, or other legal matters on behalf of the principal. Can a general form of power of attorney be used in Land Office transactions? A buyer or seller of real property who wishes to authorize another person to handle the transaction on their behalf must fill in and sign the power/letter of attorney form specially provided by the Land Office. The government provincial and local Land Department's branch offices in Thailand only accept the official standard Land Department's Thai script 'Power of Attorney' (Tor Dor 21 for land and house; Or Chor 21 for condominium). Using these forms will ensure that the principal gives all the required information. The completed form, together with a certified copy of the principal’s citizen ID card or passport and visa, are to be presented by the agent to concerned officials of the Land Office. How can I protect myself when signing a power of attorney? To protect the interests of the principal and other interested parties, the principal must: 1. clearly fill in all important details of the land or other real property, e.g., building, house 2. clearly specify the authorized act(s) and the scope of the power authorized e.g., buying, selling, mortgaging, etc., including special conditions (if any) 3. avoid writing with inconsistent handwriting or ink colour or, if typing, using different typewriters 4. specify the number of words erased, added, changed, and crossed out (if any) and sign where each affected word is 5. neither sign the form before it has been filled in completely and according to the principal’s wishes nor sign a blank form 6. have at least one or, if the principal’s fingerprint instead of signature is affixed, two witnesses sign the completed form (witness’s fingerprint is unacceptable); if the agent is the principal’s wife, the principal must sign as a witness and must provide his written consent What if the principal is outside Thailand? The principal must have the completed form legalized/notarized by the embassy or consular

Tor Dor 21 office/a notary public if the form is completed outside Thailand. For how long is a power of attorney for property registration valid? The normal validity of a power of attorney is three months from the date it was signed, or shall depend on the consideration of the officer at the Land Office. Can one agent represent both parties at the same time? An agent can represent both parties at the same time. In cases where the agent represents both parties to the transaction, the principal must clearly specify in the power/letter of attorney their consent to the agent representing the other party. Do I need to have my documents translated to Thai? All documents required by the Land Office such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, etc., must be submitted in Thai. Translated documents must be certified as correct translation of the original document.

With the patchy but general recovery of some of the developed economies, perceived wisdom is now favouring those markets for investors. Although there still are issues in Europe, particularly with the seemingly perennial problem of Greece, many analysts are far more bullish on equities in some of the EU developed markets, as well as the US than they have been for years. Assuming you broadly agree with industry pundits and are looking to increase your exposure to those markets, this leaves investors with, basically, four preeminent choices: 1) Invest directly into the shares/stock and/or sector funds you think are likely to most benefit from the improving situation in the west? These would include country specific funds. or 2) Use a managed equity fund to make the selections, generally holding blue chip stock within the global developed markets, or regionally targeted funds with varying levels of exposure to emerging markets. 3) Invest in a multi-asset fund which will typically hold a spread of equities, fixed income (government and corporate bonds), REITs (real estate investment trusts) or similar funds, commodities, energy and cash. 4) Buy so-called tracker funds that hold stock contained in the major indices, such as the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the FTSE 100/250. If you enjoy keeping up with the money markets, buying and selling investments and are reasonably well informed, the direct approach has some attraction; some people see it as a hobby. On the possible downside, as you are making the decisions, the results are down to you, good or bad. That’s not to say that professional managers always get it right. Alternatively, if you believe that there are managers out there who have the wherewithal to produce worthwhile returns, then leaving the actual investment decisions to them might well be appealing. Asset allocation has always been one of the most difficult aspects of investment management; therefore, a good multi-asset or equity fund manager, constantly in touch with the markets, should be in a strong position to make more of the right decisions. Another type of fund that has carried favour with investors is the type that invests in high-dividend, blue chip stock purchased at what is referred to as below fair value. The better offerings here have managed to be able to maximise upturns in the markets and minimise downturns with careful and prudent trading. With the improvement in the world’s biggest markets, whatever your feelings about the stock markets, many would say that involvement in the stock markets is an important part of most portfolios, especially whilst bank deposit accounts continue to offer paltry rates for your money. Although we keep hearing about record highs from the US and major European markets, let’s remind ourselves that the record highs continually referred to by the media actually don’t mention that it has taken 8 years, in some cases, for that high to surpass the earlier one, which is a long time to wait to get your money back and a little extra. Hence there is strong sentiment for saying there is more room for growth. In fact, may believe that we are in a long-term bull market which will, naturally, have its ups and downs on the way. Finally, the tracker funds also have their place, particularly for longerterm investors looking for large company holdings and the perceived safety that comes with them. Although specialist advice should be sought, in reality, the choice need not be bewildering. Broken down the options are not too difficult to get to grips with. 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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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) 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-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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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 r o o m s a b ov e f o r r e n t . 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Beauty Salon – Massage: Renovated and finished to a very high standard with modern beauty salon on ground floor, massage facilities on the 1st floor and owners living accommodation above. Located in a very heavy foot traffic area in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach and close to several hotel and guesthouse. For Sale Leasehold: 850,000 Bt and 28,000 Bt per month rent. Website Ref: BUSS042. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Restaurant – A very popular fully fitted restaurant with rooms above, serving international and Thai food, in a great location in central Jomtien just 50m from the beach. For sale leasehold: 650,000 Bt and 30,000 Bt per month rent NO KEY MONEY. Website Ref: BUSS046. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

(ptmpt-bo00) For Sale or Lease. 23 Nice Two Room Apartments located in 3 buildings on a one rai land parcel in a very central location south Pattaya. Within 5 min walking distance to Walking Street, however still a quiet and secure area. For more info contact 081 9099098, No agents please

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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 038373735 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: 094-896-0060, Email: info@ deku.asia, Web: www.deku. asia

If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0958466533 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

Education & Training

(pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 373 175 or 038 416 493. We speak Thai, English, German& Deutsch.

Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r1514)AROMDEE A PA RT M E N TS , 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: 081625-9303 (Patt).

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(ptmhfs-o1514)House for Sale. Lovely 3-bed, 4-bath house with a beautiful private pool in a very good location, Si a m C o u n t r y C l u b, 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 (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. L a n d s i ze o f 5 6 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pr o n p r a p a n i m i t r, 1 2 / 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,

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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: 082462-3666 (Thai) 082-0404788 (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: 087-558-5933 Thai/ English. Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 2 0 0 Sq m / 7 1 T LW. Fo 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 (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private 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)


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Condo for rent 60 Sqr mtrs, kit, living, bedroom, bathroom and 3 balconies with direct sea view, 9th floor

15,000 bt/month Call 081 754 9008 Houses for Sale

Great Phoenix Lakeside Fa m i l y Ho m e ! S e l l i n g 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) Fa b u l o u s 5 B e d r o o m s Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3346) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6536)

Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Ba h t , 5 + 1 B e d r o o m s / 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 Be droom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075)

Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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 R a i / 3 6 0 Sq m . Fo 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. (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) Un i q u e a n d Sp a c i o u s Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4516)

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. (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. (PR5338)

LAND FOR SALE

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

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Houses for Sale

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) East Pattaya - A two storey semi-detached house in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Su k h u m v i t Ro a d . Ve r y spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Price: 1.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya - Offered at below market price in this very popular modern gated community is this partially furnished single storey family house located on a corner plot giving added privacy. The property is 160 sqm offering 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with 50” new Panasonic LCD TV with sound system and karaoke, 364 sqm gardens, car parking, communal pool, sauna, fitness, kiddies garden, beautiful lake with fish, CCTV, 24/7 security and just 10 minutes to central Pattaya. Price: 4m Bt. Website Ref: HSES135. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@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)

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(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: 081-625-9303 (Patt). For sale at THB 7,500,000 Nett (ptmhfr-tpis0000)House for rent/sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqmland area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/toilets, spacious living room and kitchen, s e p a r a t e m a i d ’s r o o m , swimming pool and office. For inquiries please call: 087-558-5933 Thai/English. (ptmhfr-tpis0000)A twostorey house in a very quiet secure development for rent in Grange Park Village opposite to Tara Pattana International School. With 1,600 sqm land area, very spacious, fully furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/toilets, office, spacious living room and kitchen, swimming pool and garden, separate maid’s room. For appointment and private viewing call: 082462-3666 (Thai) 082-0404788 (English). 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 rd W i n n i n g Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 4 B e d r o o m s / 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 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) Ni c e Re n t a l Ho m e i n Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 3 B e d r o o m s / 4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 2 5 0 Sq m / 9 8 T LW. Fo 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 (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 4 B e d r o o m s / 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-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm , fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 35,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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

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lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Huay Yai - So much is included in this great value buy 190 sqm detached villa built to European standards with block walls, white Upvc windows and doors, ceramic tile floors. Offering 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, high gloss European kitchen with center isle work top, Franke oven and dishwasher, open plan living room and dining area opening up to the 8m x 4m pool 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

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Pool Villas for Rent

Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this modern design single storey pool villa is stylishly finished and furnished throughout offering 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, 125 sqm , land area 210 sqm ,high gloss European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, UPVC windows, private pool, poolside sun terrace, car parking, small park outside the property, 24/7 security and just 700m to the food market and shops and 1km to Jomtien Beach. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rent: 55,000Bt for 6 month lease or 48,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com East Jomtien - Located in a quiet village off Soi Chaiyapruk is this new build fully furnished 80 sqm single storey pool villa, 2 ensuite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, large European kitchen, open plan living room-dining area, terrace, 7m x 4m private pool, underground water storage, parking with remote roller shutter doors, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Makro and Tesco Lotus. Great value. Rent: 30,000 Bt on 1 year lease.Website Ref: PLVR346 . Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com


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Pool Villas for Rent

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, offering 4 bedrooms, 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-jomtienproperty.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com

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.

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(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: 081-625-9303 (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 breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 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) Wonder fully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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! Se l l i n g Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bed room / 5 Ba t h room s, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990)

Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6646) Sea, Sunset and Island Views at Jomtien Beach! Selling Price 7.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom. 165 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6410) 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-jomtienproperty.com www.pattayajomtien-property.com

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Atlantis – A new resort style low rise development ideally located just 300m from Jomtien Beach. This high floor pool facing front corner unit offers 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, balcony, huge lagoon style communal pool with Jacuzzis, kiddies pool and slides. Fitness, sauna, restaurants, key card entry, 24/7 security. Price: 2.579m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS941. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Jomtien Beach Rimhad The owner has carried out a ver y nice renovation, with stylish furnishings and fittings over 56 sqm offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxury bathroom with new LG washing machine, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with large LCD TV and sound system, office, 2 balconies, communal pool, fitness, cafes, laundry, 24/7 security and just 300m to Jomtien Beach. Great value for money, probably the best one bedroom available in these popular buildings. Price: 2.5m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code:  CDOS835. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com View Talay Residence - These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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, FullyFurnished w/ European

Kitchen. SALE 5,500,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/ mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / 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 i n Pr a t u m n a k . 8 5 s q m . 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 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 085-2198 2 3 2 / e l i t e p ro p e r t i e s . 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 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com FOR SALE! City Garden Pattaya - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 108sqm. Furnished w/ pool view, Thai Name. 8,100,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com


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Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-jk1814) PattayaJomtien, New Studio, 26 sqm, quiet, 700m from beach, first letting, jetstream pool, fitness, gym, balcony, garage, Wi-Fi. 10,000B/month; 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: 081625-9303 (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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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) Sp e c t a c u l a r ‘ D e s i g n e r Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2

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Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338) FOR RENT – Small Studio in Central Pattaya, 3 2 s q m . 4 0 0 m e t re s f r o m Big C Extra, 5minutes to Pattaya beach.7,000THB/ mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / 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. or FOR SALE 3,300,000THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Avenue - Cozy 34.5sqm, Studio located at the centre of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 15,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 2,600,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198 2 3 2 / e l i t e p ro p e r t i e s . pattaya@gmail.com T h e Re s i d e n c e C o n d o 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 T h e Re s i d e n c e C o n d o 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 PROPERTIES 085-2198 2 3 2 / e l i t e p ro p e r t i e s . pattaya@gmail.com T h e Re s i d e n c e C o n d o Jomtien - 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 balcony, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 150 sqm area. 59,000THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232/ 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.1year rental 12,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,700,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198 2 3 2 / e l i t e p ro p e r t i e s . 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 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198 2 3 2 / e l i t e p ro p e r t i e s . pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 2 - 45sqm Studio located in Pratumnak. Fullyfurnished w/ Sea vie w. 4 0 , 0 0 0 T H B / m o . 1 - y r. rental 20,000THB/mo. orFOR SALE 2,890,000 THBContact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-219-

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8 2 3 2 / e l i t e p ro p e r t i e s . pattaya@gmail.com Club Royal Building A - Naklua. 42 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen and city view.40,000THB/mo. or FORSALE 2,890,000 THB. Thai name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

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: 082462-3666 (Thai) 082-0404788 (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 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@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Central Pattaya – 150m from Central Festival. A 42 sw rectangle plot in a small Soi just 150m from Central Festival ideal for small hotel or serviced apartments, not

possible to find land this low price so close to the center. Price: 9m Bt. Website Ref: LAND104. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Huay Yai Road - A rectangle plot of 359 sw, electric and water straight outside, already have outline plans for small exclusive pool villa development and seller also has an identical adjoining plot for sale at same price, total of 718 sw. Price: 3.5m Bt each plot. Website Ref: LAND166. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Bang Saray - A 538 tw plot just 300m from the beach, ideal for luxurious 5-Star pool villas. Price: 17m Bt. Website Ref: LANDxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com

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 proper ty industr y. Requirements: Good written and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer service-oriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595. Ur g e n t ! E x p e r i e n c e d 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

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 yo 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

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

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Our Community TFi & Rotary Water Filter Project TFi and Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, with the help of Noi from Kate’s Project, handed out 40 water filters to poor families living in the slum area around Nongprue. TFi donated 20 filters and Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard matched them with another 20 out of their water filter project. These families now

have clean drinking water. The presentation was made at Pornprapanimit16 Alley on the left-hand side coming up from Pattaya on the Siam Country Club Road at the office of Kate’s Project. TFi would like to thank all their sponsors, contributors, supporters, Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard and Noi.

2nd Happy Cleaning Day Jomtien’s popular Dongtan Beach is now a good deal more spick-andspan 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 three supervisors from the center hit the beach April 2 and spent all morning picking up litter. By the end of their stint, they had filled and hauled away a pile of garbage bags. The second Happy

Cleaning Day event was sponsored by Tulip House and supported by Pattaya Today newspaper, Just Nice Photography, and partners Share & Raise, Exchats and Radio Thai FR. 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

Rotary Kid’s Day Out by Rodney James Charman

What a day at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club Pattaya with disabled, blind, and other children from all walks of life. They arrived in fleet of coaches from Bangkok, 200 kids all arranged by the Rotary Club of Bangkok South and supported by Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard Pattaya. I had a fantastic day where I had a great time looking after

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the kids in the pool and sea. The children enjoyed lots of food, drinks, ice cream and goodie bag to take home with. They were entertained by Doc Penguin and everyone had fun. Seeing all these children with their disabilities and their smiling faces is very touching and made my day so worthwhile. So well done to all the organiser and sponsors.

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Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule 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 Nong – KMP caretaker. “We are a shoestring operation, run by just a handful of people with very 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.

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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Local Sports Thailand’s top sports stars return with silver medals Coco Club’s lawn bowling team representing Thailand in the Southeast

Asian Championships for 2015 in Singapore and Ratchanok Intanon,

Coco Club’s Sue Bryant accepting her silver medal as runner-up for the ladies singles and presenting the president of Bowls Singapore, Tan Kah Hock, with a Thailand memento

the Thai badminton star, returned from India to Suvarnabhumi at the same time after both winning silver medals in their respective sports. The Thai bowlers were well received in Singapore and gave a good account of themselves making some good friends from Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Thailand’s bowlers are now back in the international arena and a return match is being diaried for January next year at Coco Club. They have also been invited to the Asian Championships in Brunei in August.

The team would like to thank the sponsorship who assisted Coco Club in the funding of the trip: Maple-Abacus Consulting and Saturday Night Accounting of Thepprasit Road Pattaya, the chairman of the Transplant Sports Association of Thailand – Somchai Sarasin, Pink Angel Beauty Products of Ban Amphur, Sanmankond Building Company from Bang Saray, and John Underwood from Bangkok – a club member. New bowlers are always welcome with complimentary tuition – call Sue on 087 135

The Thai team on their way to compete in the Southeast Asian Championships

Andre clubs the field with new sticks by Derek Brook Crystal Bay, Stableford A large group gathered at BJ's Holiday Lodge for breakfast and the usual pre-round excuses on why their game will suffer today, most excuses having to do with activities the night before. Andre Van Dyk's pre-round excuse was he was sporting a new set of irons for their first use ever, not even trying them at the range yet. Slow season? Twenty-nine would-be golfers showed up for the ride to Crystal Bay.

Crystal Bay is one of the best values in the area. The course is quite affordable and in good condition. B course is still closed so we played C-A. No doubt about it, the dog days of summer are here. Umbrellas came out on the first tee and water flowed, though a steady breeze helped. Despite its share of tricky holes, Crystal Bay is quite playable and scores are usually on the high points side, and such was the case today. Back at BJ's as the scores were announced, it quickly

became clear that unless you shot your handicap or better your main job now was to clap and order another beverage. A flight (0-18): Andre Van Dyk (16) baptised his new clubs in grand style by taking first place with 39 points! Well done, Andre, and you should consider a new set every week. Gerd Riedler (9) was next with 37 points, followed by Max Scott (4) and Brian Parish (14) each with 36.

B flight (19+): Dick Warberg (19) tied the best score of the day with 39 points playing with the same old clubs. A message there? Then came the “Battle of 36” as the next three places required countback calculation before it was announced that Nigel Perry (27) edged Dave Nicholson (19) and Dave Cooper (21). It pays to finish strong. Near pins: Tom Herrington, Max Scott, Steve Truelove (2), Mike O'Brien, Max Bracegirdle, Henry Wong. Long putt: Kenny Chung.

PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society Blacky takes the honours on a low scoring day! It was time to return to the Navy course and take advantage of the excellent low season rate of 500 baht green fee and you can’t beat that for value! We had a good field with a couple of newcomers who slotted in well with our friendly group and as everyone was on time our first group got away a few minutes earlier than our scheduled 10:30 am tee time. East and South were the allocated nines to be played and the course was in fine condition although most of the greens were quite slow and took a bit of working out. As they say, “same for everyone”, but not too many adjusted well enough as there was no one who got better than three shots from

their handicap. It was a reasonably quick round with very few delays and most groups finished their rounds in about 4 hours and 15 minutes. Your writer, Peter Blackburn, kept up his steady form and managed to win the day with 33 points, 1 point ahead of Dave Palmer in second spot. There was a “log jam” then with four golfers on 31 points so a countback was required which resulted in third place going to Nat Rukkid (17 point back nine) and in fourth place was Ian Pickles (15 point back nine). The unlucky ones were Ken (again) Hole (14 point back nine) and Dick Braimbridge (13 point back nine). Results: 1st – Peter Blackburn (15) – 33 points 2nd – Dave Palmer (10) – 32 points 3rd – Nat Rukkid (23) – 31 points 4th – Ian Pickles (15) – 31 points NTP East 5 – Dean McEwan LFP South 9 – Nat Rukkid Lehane wins on countback! We boosted our numbers on this particular Friday at Phoenix by combining with Lou and

Andre Van Dyk (L) and Dick Warberg (R) celebrate their winning day

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the Lewinski guys which meant we had just short of 10 groups for the day. We interlinked the groups with one Phantom group and then one Lewinski group and got off the Ocean 1 tee just before our booked time of 11 am with both societies running separate competitions. It was hot and humid so plenty of water (or beer for some) was the order of the day and even though many of the greens on the first nine had sand on them the course was quite good. The going was a bit slow but we finished our round in about 4 hours and 20 minutes. We had just the one flight on the day with five places up for grabs and there were also rewards for nearest the pin on two of the par threes and longest first putts on Ocean 9 and Mountain 9. Many thanks to Stephen Newton for contributing to the novelty awards. There were two golfers on 36 points so a countback was needed to sort out the winner and it was Dave Lehane (21 point back nine) who got the honour from Peter Ditz (19 point back nine) in second spot. In third place came your writer, Peter Blackburn, with 34 points followed by Larry Gibb in fourth place with 33 points. Wan Makmul once again scored a place on the podium by finishing fifth on 32 points. Results: 1st – Dave Lehane (20) – 36 points 2nd – Peter Ditz (10) – 36 points

3rd – Peter Blackburn (15) – 34 points 4th – Larry Gibb (20) – 33 points 5th – Wan Makmul (32) – 32 points NTP Ocean No. 5 – Banjo Bannister Mountain No. 4 – No one good enough LFP Ocean No. 9 – No one good enough Mountain No. 9 – Peter Blackburn The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com.


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Local Sports Winos, rhinos & lunatics by Dilligaf

Twenty-eight April Fools’ Day survivors gathered for The Growling Swan’s venture to Crystal Bay. Greetings were handed out to Asif Namyoon, Ross Bishop, Anton Rowbahan, Louis Rinaldi, Chris Playforth, Paul Kevining and Rick Forrest (all from WA). The recent sultry weather was again with us, but a fresh zephyr brought welcome relief and benign conditions. We played C and A nines in that order (A nine was used for the countbacks). The course was in good nick and held its own against some, however, playing off the 5,900 yard, yellow tees enabled some high scoring. Ebrahim’s trusty ‘down the middle’ swing, ensured he collected the Easter eggs in A grade, whilst Bear Wilks got the extra chocolate Bilby over Marc Henkel in B grade. The ‘Colonel’, once again got a smile from the Easter Bunny and added to his plethora of recent podium finishes. The boys from WA sledged their way round the course in great spirit and Louis Rinaldi, in particular, had a great day out to collect the revered Compass Cap. Winners: A grade (0-21 hcp) 1st Ebrahim (17) 42 pts 2nd Kevin Waycott (10) 41 pts 3rd Alain Taddai (18) 39pts 4th Bill Steinman (14) 39 pts

B Grade (22+ hcp) 1st Bear Wilks (26) 41 pts 2nd Mark Henkel (24) 41 pts 3rd Alan Sanders (23) 39 pts 4th Jerry Dobbs (23) 38 pts NTP’s C4 Sandy From L to R: JM Bear Wilks, Alan Colonel Sanders & Leiper Ebrahim Al-Ansari. C7 Ebrahim A5 Chris golfers of all persuasions. We generally play Playforth on Mondays and Thursdays at any one C7 Kevin Waycott of the fine courses around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any Long Putt: C9 Jerry Dobbs, A9 Anton information on 086 150 3086. Rowbaham Compass Cap: Louis Rinaldi Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the Deefa (our charity collector dog) was bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs delighted to receive many donations and The GS on Wednesdays at 10 am to play at the players are thanked for their continued Coco’s on undercover synthetic greens and generosity. on Sundays at the same time for open grass Back at The Swan, Alan Sanders and bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Jerry Dobbs were bode farewell over several Rennison on 084 345 4005 if you wish to cold frothies and they both intend to dig partake. up their garden beds for their next assaults The cost, including return bus on Pattaya golf courses. transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch, is For serious golfing with compulsory less than 400 baht, so great value for a day sledging, The Growling Swan welcomes out.

5th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament

Royal Cliff Hotels Group sponsored the 5th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament April 4-6, bringing together over 60 tennis players and hundreds of supportive fans! Both local and international tennis players of all ages participated at the weekend event, comprising of Singles, Doubles 80+ and Junior tournaments, where all players were battling for the 5,000 baht

prize money, trophy and other generous awards including free BBQ buffet dinner. 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 and camaraderie.

PATTAYA SPORTS CLUB GOLF PHANTOM GOLF SOCIETY Schedule for May 2015

Fri 1.5.15 Wed 6.5.15 Fri 8.5.15 Mon 11.5.15 Wed 13.5.15 Fri 15.5.15 Mon 18.5.15 Wed 20.5.15 Fri 22.5.15 Mon 25.5.15 Wed 27.5.15 Fri 29.5.15

Phoenix Bangpra Phoenix Pattana Burapha Phoenix Pleasant Valley Eastern Star Phoenix Khao Kheow Mountain Shadow Phoenix

8 Groups 6 Groups 8 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups 8 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups 8 Groups 6 Groups 6 Groups 8 Groups

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

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Youth Focus Is positive education important in early years? by Edward Emmett

“Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness.” (Seligman et al., 2009: 293). I believe looking at examples that the Positive Psychology Program uses in the curriculum it should be implemented into a classroom setting. “The fundamental goal of Positive Education is to promote flourishing or positive mental health within the school community” (Norrish et al., 2013:148). Flourishing is defined in three components: • Emotional wellbeing • Social wellbeing • Psychological wellbeing.

It is recommended to implement programs supporting positive education from the Early Years as experiences from childhood can lead to positive and negative effects in adult life. During the academic year I will use the Early Years Foundation

Stage (EYFS) assessments to get a better understanding of a child’s personal, social, psychological and emotional wellbeing. It would be important for students to have a healthy relationship with their teachers and parents working together to identify the students’ strengths, weaknesses and expectations. There should be a balance of adult-led and child-led activities in the classroom using both an indoor and an outdoor environment. Early Education guidance suggests that implementing Early Years Foundation Stage personal, social and emotional development into a classroom would lead to: • Cooperative play • Understanding the need for sharing • Expressing feeling and emotions • Exploring new activities • Being able to ask for guidance • Adjusting behaviors to different situations. The Public Health Interventions Advisory committee has identified a number of issues when gathering evidence about the use of social, emotional and psychological wellbeing in Early Years education. Issues include limited evidence on showing the improvement of vulnerable children aged less than 5 years old, especially in relation to differences in ethnic groups and children whose families have mental

health problems. There is however some supporting evidence that shows that children who have social, emotional and psychological issues can be identified at an early age using EYFS. I believe that using the

The importance of a school crest by Peter Hartnell

Most schools have a school crest; it is the symbol that represents the values and aspirations that a school has for its students. All the most important things that a school wishes to inculcate in its students are contained with the crest, and the crest is usually conspicuous in almost everything to do with the school, from the school buildings, buses, website, letterheads and even its students who wear it as a badge as part of their school uniform. The use of a crest to identify and to define particular groups is derived

from the heraldic coats of arms first used by nobles, lords, knights and royalty in medieval Europe. Crests based on heraldic symbols and colours became popular in universities and independent schools in Victorian Britain as a means of constructing an often imagined history and establishing connections with age-old traditions. Crests often contain references to the origins and history of the school and though there exist many diverse forms of school crest, they all have one aim in common – to project a particular image of the institution and its values. The Hogwarts school crest and its accompanying motto – “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus” meaning never tickle sleeping dragons, was popularized in the Harry Potter books and films and is based on the four

Houses that each student is assigned to on entering the school. Gryffindor is symbolized by a lion, Slytherin by a serpent, Ravenclaw by an eagle and Hufflepuff a badger. Each house also has a distinctive colour – red, yellow, green or blue. The Tara Pattana International School crest was designed last year and as the school was only created four years ago it cannot refer back to its history or traditions. Rather, the school has had to consider the future and the essential qualities that it would like to see in its students. TPIS, like Hogwarts, follows the four colours of the school House teams. In ancient heraldry red symbolized a warrior, blue loyalty, green freedom and yellow generosity, virtue and understanding. In the two top quadrants of the Tara

Pattana School shield are a horse, symbolising speed, energy, intelligence and perseverance and opposite this is the torch and stars which stand for the light of knowledge and the burning passion to learn, and high aspirations, achievement and hope. In the bottom half of the shield stands a tree, a symbol of strength and growth and of the nurturing of young minds. During the design process we specifically had in mind the adage “great oaks from little acorns grow.” Across the centre of the crest is our school motto – “Expect the Best”. Expectations often become self-fulfilling prophesies, so it makes good sense for teachers to expect the very best from their students and students to expect the best from the school. This phrase constitutes something like a contract between the school and the

guidance from the EYFS and other positive education programs can have a positive effect on a child’s development in a classroom setting. Edward Emmett is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

student. The school expects students to do their very best in everything they attempt and in return the students can expect to get the best facilities, teaching and opportunities the school can offer. It was often said that the camel was an animal designed by committee. The TPIS crest was created by the school Governing

Body and the fact that such a strong, eloquent and meaningful design, rather than a camel, emerged from a group of people with diverse opinions and aesthetic tastes, lend even further authenticity to the crest as an example of what can be achieved when members representing the whole school community work together.


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Youth Focus Well done and good luck Holiday Inn Pattaya and by Derek Franklin In May 2013 eight young adults from provinces all over the country, from Nong Bua Lamphu in the northeast to Songkhla in the south and several in between, arrived in Pattaya to study at a school which will change their lives forever. The students, two men in their 30s and six women aged from 19 to 27, enrolled on the Computer & Business Management in English course at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities. On their first day at the school they stood, or sat in a wheelchair, together with 70 other new students who were enrolled on either the computer

science, electronic repair or the elementary education course. Prior to arriving in Pattaya, most had never had a job and almost all could not speak a word of English. Eighteen-year-old Deer from Songkhla said that she “never had a job before, I just stayed home and helped my mother take care of the home”. While Fern, 19, from Korat, could not speak a word of English before arriving in Pattaya, “but now I can, and I have also learned a lot about other cultures” Over the past two years they have become the best of friends, but as they leave Pattaya and go their separate

ways they do so with the knowledge, the skills and the confidence to work as a person with a disability alongside others and as equals; and they all have a job to go to. The eldest of the class, 33-year-old Dor from Buriram said that the school, “gave us a chance to study, helped us to become more confident and the good thing is that we were taught by native English speakers”. They will not only miss each other when they leave, but they will also miss the school. But as Surin-native Force, 33, mentioned, there will be one job that he and his classmates will not miss about the school, “our job each morning was to clean the toilets. I never want to have to clean a toilet again, unless it is mine”. Since the school opened in 1984, more than 3,000 young adults living with a disability have successfully graduated. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org.

Kasertsart University partner for student training

Holiday Inn Pattaya partnered with Kasetsart University to provide work experience and give participants the opportunity to train in an international hotel. Many of which can lead to traineeships and employment. The initiative provides an internship hospitality training

program for a minimum of 400 working hours for selected students in Thailand to develop their skills in various departments such as sales and marketing, finance and business support, front office, food and beverage, human resource, kitchen, housekeeping, spa, and engineering in a professional

work environment as well as coaching from hotel supervisors and managers. The student trainee will acquire job skill for the hospitality industry and receive a certificate of completion with the potential to be selected for employment in InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Thailand.


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You & Your Pets Thinking of getting a new kitten…or two? Most animal lovers must force themselves to ignore the cute kittens and pups on display at the many pet shops and outdoor markets in and around Pattaya. And that’s as it should be. The temptation to take home one or more furry friend is sometimes overwhelming when a cuddly puppy or an innocent kitten is tugging at your heartstrings. But welcoming a new member into your household is an important decision; don’t allow your fleeting emotions to dictate your irreversible actions. First consider if another family member will be appreciated and accepted by everyone in your home—and that includes existing pets. If you live alone, are you ready to accept all the responsibilities attendant to having a helpless roommate? Will you or other family members commit to: *cleaning up messes until the animal is housebroken; *regular feedings; *visits to the vet; *grooming; *training; *daily walks or litter-box maintenance;

Cats for You in Pattaya by Khun Dee

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

*enduring the crying, yapping, biting, clawing, shedding, and on and on? New pets—particularly young ones—require inordinate care and attention. Do you have the time and patience, the knowledge and wherewithal to properly nurture your new best friend? Will your budget allow you to ensure the animal’s health as well as provide toys and creature comforts?

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.

These and other questions must be considered before you make an emotional decision that will commit you to looking after the little guy for the next 15 to 20 years of its expected life.

You’re probably prepared for family first aid needs, but do you know what to do if your pet has a medical problem? This Pattaya Today feature may help answer some common questions.

POISONS Even small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful. Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be fatal to dogs. Keep all such items out of Fido’s reach. Should he ingest any of the above, rush him to a vet. Furthermore, avoid feeding the following foods to any of your pets: foods, moldy or spoiled foods, garlic, and products sweetened Alcoholic beverages, avocado, fatty onion powder, salt, yeast dough, with xylitol.

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.

Cat Corner Tip Toy boredom

There are three ways to keep your cats interested in their toys. (These ploys work on dogs as well):

* Put the toy in a new location.

Environment can be as much a part of the game as the toy itself. Change locations now and then to give them some variety in how they play, such as darting under the couch with a fuzzy toy, and later, jumping high up onto a shelf with the same toy.

* Trade them out every few months.

Going to the Dogs... Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

Gather up all the pet toys and store them in a bag or box for a few months. Meanwhile, bring out the bag of toys you stored a couple months ago. They'll think they just got a bunch of new toys! (This also works with small children, by the way.)

* Be part of the game.

If you interact with your pets using a toy, they will never grow tired of it. They just want to be with you anyway, and they love playing games with you.


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Games

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Solution Issue 14 1. Which fat detective was played by William Conrad? 2. Which actress was aged 80 when she played a murderer in Columbo? 3. In how many episodes did Columbo eat ice cream – none or two or four? 4. Who hoisted himself onto Sinbad the Sailor’s shoulders? 5. Whose music albums have included An Innocent Man? 1. Cannon; 2. Ruth Gordon; 3. Two; 4. Old Man of the Sea; 5. Billy Joel.

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: The machines, workers, money, land, raw materials, and other things that a country can use to produce goods and services and to make its economy grow. __________ may be renewable or nonrenewable. Countries must use their __________ wisely to ensure long-term prosperity. First letter: R Answer: __________ 2. Definition: To be functional across differing types of computers and operating systems. This can be used to describe programs or electronic documents. First letter: P Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Indicates a willingness to sell at a given price. Related: Bid. First letter: O Answer: __________ 4. Definition: A quick look. First letter: G Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The science of patterns and order and the study of measurement, properties, and the relationships of quantities; using numbers and symbols. First letter: M Answer: __________

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