Volume 14, Issue 17
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Expats’ worst nightmare A
ccording to the leading British insurance brokers’ association, the most common fear of foreigners living abroad is their health. Younger and working expats can usually insure for private hospital care as it is paid for by their employer. But what happens when expats are in their 60s,70s and 80s and living in a country such as Thailand without the safety net provided by the European Union network? In greater Pattaya alone, there are thought to be around 40,000 expats, the majority from European countries, who are living here most or all of the year. Three-quarters are retirees and only a tiny proportion is covered by comprehensive medical insurance. This is partly because they have never been insured on the dubious belief that ill-health is something that happens to other people, or because their home-based insurer has raised their annual premiums beyond what they can afford. British expat Phil Summers, 75, said “The fear of long-term ill-health in Pattaya has made me seriously think about returning to the UK. But expats are not automatically able to register for the National Health Service and I have nobody and nothing to return to. Like many others here, I burned my boats years ago.” He has now registered at the new Pattaya City Hospital on Soi Buakhao, a public sector institution, because the pricing structures are much lower than at private hospitals. Continued on page 6
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News Man on roof brought flowers
A 21-year-old man, found hiding on the roof of a house in Naklua, said he only wanted to meet his girlfriend and present her with some flowers before being conscripted into the army. The girlfriend, Kanchana, 19, said Siam Chochai had promised to come and see her in an unconventional manner before commencing his draft, but she did not expect an aerial descent. The girlâ€™s father called the police after hearing the sound of broken tiles.
Teen contemplates terminal leap
Residents in a North Pattaya suburb grew concerned after they noticed a young man sitting on the top of a road bridge and looking as if he was desperate. Police were called and managed eventually to bring him to a safe location at ground level. Jakrapat Kamrueng, 19, told investigators he was depressed after having had a serious quarrel with his best friend. They had later agreed to meet at the bridge but the friend had not turned up.
Volunteers kick innocent youth A young man reported to police that he had been assaulted by a City Hall police volunteer who had kicked him in the abdomen and the head after he declined to sit cross-legged as his foot was hurting. Nat, an alias, said he was hanging out at Bali Hai pier with a group of friends when three volunteers arrived on motorbikes and ordered him to sit on the floor as they suspected he might be carrying drugs. When regular police arrived on the scene, they confirmed that the youth was not committing any crime. The volunteers said they had good reason to suspect a crime but admitted they were wrong on this particular occasion.
Chance discovers necklace More Walking Street raids
Police patrolling Soi 13, Pattaya, noticed a Thai man who appeared to be nervous and acting suspiciously. As police grew near, he ran away but the wily cops had a motorbike which they used to apprehend Jakri Sawatnatee, 25, from Udon Thani. It was then discovered that he was concealing a gold necklace which he admitted he had stolen from an Indian tourist. At Pattaya police station, a spokesman said the necklace was ready for collection by the aggrieved party. However, he has not yet turned up. Jakri was dismissed after the details were recorded.
Mango picker dies after fall Police arrived at a tragic scene near Thuan Thong Temple, Pong district, where a woman with many broken bones was lying near the foot of a tree. A friend of the deceased, Miss Niphaporn, said the dead woman had come to help pick mangoes from a tree but had fallen and was apparently dead on hitting the ground. Police said they would withhold identity until formal arrangements are made and the family informed.
Twenty police and civil volunteers raided a number of premises on Walking Street and found three crimes occurring. One club had turned off the outside lights but was still serving alcohol after 2 am, the official closing time. Another had locked its main door but was allowing customers to come and go by a side entrance. A third go-go den was allowing behavior which was indiscreet. Several club staff were taken to the police station and informed that the continuing crackdown was on the orders of the provincial governor.
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News Women learn about teamwork
The Pattaya Women’s Development Group held a seminar at Diana Garden Resort which was presided over by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. The aim was to encourage local women to play
a wider role in social, political and cultural life in a male-dominated society. About 100 women attended the seminar which emphasized the importance of teamwork in contributing to local life.
Cancer workshop held Cash raised for Nepal
Chonburi Cancer Hospital and Department of Medical Services hosted a workshop at the Holiday Inn Pattaya to update both domestic and foreign personnel about the latest treatment updates. Cancer is currently the number one killer of Thais, followed by heart disease and traffic accidents. The number of men acquiring liver cancer and of women with cervical disease is a cause of growing concern in the country. Public health officials were encouraged to spread the word that regular testing is the key.
The seven official donation boxes throughout Pattaya in aid of the Nepal earthquake victims have collected a grand total of almost 340,000 baht. Banglamung district chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta supervised the actual counting of the cash, supported by various civic officials. Anyone wishing to donate can still use the KTB bank account 592-0-21852-5.
World Schools Chess Championships 2015 held at Dusit Thani Pattaya Pin Krasang (right), represented Dusit Thani Pattaya at the opening ceremony of the World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2015 held in the Napalai Ballroom of the Dusit brand hotel. Photo shows (L-R): Ushgus Solakoglu of FIDE World Chess Federation; Banjong Bantoon Prayub, deputy spokesman of Pattaya City; Panupand Vijjuprabha of the Thailand Chess Association; Alexander Kostiev, president of International School Chess Union; Ignatius Leong, event chief organizer, and Pin Krasang. The event gathered all federations and eligible chess players across the world and was organized by the ASEAN Chess Academy, World Chess Federation (FIDE), and the Thailand Chess Association.
Boost for summer spending Chonburi Tourist Sites Club held a meeting about how to promote tourist businesses in the normally sluggish summer months. Members agreed to publicize the Pattaya Grand Sale, to be held from June 15 to September 30, with its catchphrase of ‘buy one, get one free’. It was also suggested that the club should change its name to association as a way of becoming more credible and better known.
Foreign tourist police assistants needed The Tourist Police are a special division of the Royal Thai Police. The FTPA assist with carrying out the functions of the Tourist Police including assistance to tourists and local community members, helping to resolve misunderstandings and disputes, offering general advice to tourists and providing services for international events from time to time. We operate primarily in the Walking Street/Beach Road entertainment area, nightly from 9.00 pm to 2.30 am. We are currently inviting qualified male and female foreigners living in Pattaya to join the group. It’s important for members to have a friendly and relaxed attitude, to enjoy helping others and to be able to spare one or more evenings a week. A probationary period, including initial training, is part of the program. Our initial requirements are: • You live in Pattaya most of the time • You have a current and renewable one year visa • You have language skills or relevant backgroud experience • You have a verifiable clean police record in your home country and Thailand
Applicants should send a short email telling us about yourself to email@example.com We will send you an application form and try to answer any questions you have. Feel free to visit us on Walking Street any night and don’t hesitate to see us if you need any assistance.
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News Organic fertilizer is preferred U-Tapao again After many false starts, the expansion of the airport near Rayong is definitely “on”. Or so we are told. The memorandum between the Transport Ministry and the Navy agrees improving passenger capacity and access roads by 2017, infrastructure promotion by 2020 and a new runway after that. Funding will come from both parties, but the Navy will maintain control of the airport in all aspects. Don’t forget that while U-Tapao seems a long way from Bangkok, it is actually nearer to the metropolis than Japan’s main international airport is from central Tokyo. The difference, of course, is fast road and rail links. Limits on power We have learned this month that it’s simply untrue that the prime minister can do what he thinks best under section 44 of the interim constitution which replaced martial law. Government spokesmen have confirmed he can’t solve the fishing industry problems within six months, which worry the European Union, and he can’t single-handedly order a referendum on the proposed new charter.
Tambon Huay Yai authorities have agreed to step up their program to combat the current drought which is affecting agricultural production negatively. A million
baht has been awarded by the Banglamung authority to promote organic fertilizer which is seen as more productive than its chemical alternative.
More Chinese on the way
Yes to referendum If a referendum on the charter is eventually held, which way will it go? In favour are the coup supporters and a good many people nationwide who are grateful that the putsch at least brought peace to the streets. Against the proposed charter are the main political parties who fear their power is being eroded. Of course, if the minimum wage were to be raised to 360 baht, as suggested, that might indeed boost the pro-charter lobby. Oh the traffic! Motorists are unanimous that the delays on the resort’s main roads have become much worse this year. We are now in what’s supposed to be the slow season but you would never know it from the state of the thoroughfares. Certainly the construction of the underpass on Sukhumvit has something to do with the matter. But the key problem is surely those tour buses which clog the arterials not only when they are moving but also when they are parked for the night. As Pattaya expands, the available driving surface is becoming smaller by the week. Virtual abolition The recent executions in Indonesia have raised a whole crop of problems relating to capital punishment, especially where the convicted drug trafficker is mentally ill or may have been duped into carrying somebody else’s bag through the airport. Thailand still has the death penalty available but has not used it in practice since 2009. In effect, there’s an indefinite moratorium in place here. But there are several hundred prisoners on death row in the country. Songkran disappointment Now that the dust has settled, so to speak, on the annual waterthrowing festival, most business people are saying the crowds were fewer this year and the income well down on last year. But the club and bar operators in Angeles City, Philippines, reported a boom period in mid April as desperate Pattaya expats sought solace without dirty water and white powder stains. Could this be the explanation? Care for Kids Planning starts early at Jesters Care for Kids, now in its 18th year of caring for destitute young people. The main event, the Children’s Fair, will be held on Sunday, September 6, at Regents International School, whilst the Gala Party Night will be on Saturday, September 19, at the Amari Ocean Pattaya. Last year over 4.5 million baht was distributed to worthy causes by the charitable organization.
Deputy Mayor Weerawat Khakai hosted a conference of agencies and hotels preparing to welcome 12,000 Chinese tourists coming to Pattaya via tour operators including Haiyue International Travel Service. Pattaya
city authorities are preparing a series of special activities on sea and land to ensure they enjoy themselves fully. Ambulance and traffic police have been warned to prepare for the influx by charter planes.
Anti-dengue campaign in Pattaya With some 60 patients hospitalized with dengue fever in Pattaya, the public health authority launched an anti-dengue campaign from its offices in Soi Photisarn. The pre-emptive program, which focuses on the need to reduce mosquito infestation in homes, centers around informational leaflets and the distribution of insect repellents. The organization pointed out that precautions are vital because the disease can be terminal in the very young and the elderly.
Feared suicide aborted
Another good Indian The Indian Curry Club at Shenanigans, operating seven days a week with Thursday night being special, serves up some first-class Indian food, spicy or otherwise to your taste. The cold beers are a very reasonable price Mondays thru Fridays, including ice cold pints of regular beers for 99 baht, and the familiar 14 big screens for live sports are up and running. There’s a quiz night every Monday night, by the way. Education visas Gone are the days when a foreigner (usually under 50 and not old enough for a retirement visa) could obtain a one-year education visa at the drop of a hat. You need a non-immigrant visa to start, available in Vientiane with the right paperwork, and can extend every three months at the local immigration office provided you are studying and not skiving. After 12 months, you need to repeat. See your friendly visa agent for all the details.
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Shocked visitors to a local fair at Boonkanjanaram temple contacted police after they noticed that harmless games such as Bingo and Lucky Drawing actually involved the handing over of alcoholic drinks as prizes. Reporters at the scene added that some women were dressed inappropriately. By the time police arrived, the nefarious activities had ceased and only lawful pursuits were in progress.
Following an argument with her tomboy partner, 24-year-old Benz climbed onto the window ledge of the couple’s apartment and refused to budge. Futile entreaties from police and neighbors were followed with the placement of a mammoth air cushion to lessen any injuries should she fall or jump. After two hours of dialogue, Benz stepped off the ledge and into the apartment.
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News Thailand enhances efficiency in disease control Since this year marks the debut of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), it is expected to stir the enthusiasm in Thai economy. At the same time, the medical academicians are concerned that it will cause wider spread of infectious diseases, which leads to incidence or new diseases, unless the controlling methods are effective enough. Professor Usa Thisyakorn, president of the Pediatric Infectious Disease
Society of Thailand (PIDST), as the chairman of the 19th Annual Meeting of the PIDST revealed that, the PIDST, joining World Health Organization (WHO); Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, the Thai Red Cross Society; Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health; and Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, hosted this workshop to celebrate its 20th anniversary at Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand.
Being aware that the pediatric infectious disease is a major concern in ASEAN, the Society co-hosted the meeting with 10 ASEAN countries, attended by the president of the Pediatric Associations at national and regional levels as well as international key figures in the area of infectious disease, to focus on vaccination in ASEAN countries. Dr.Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, WHO vaccination expert, gave the lecture on the “Vaccines for All Ages”.
Professor Usa explained that the incidence, such as new species of influenza, bird flu and Ebola, is interconnected at regional and global level because several factors, such as various species of virus, changing population and migration of people around the world, affects the immunity, which can cause wider spread of disease. Therefore, effective disease control and prevention is crucial and requires the knowledge sharing among doctors and medical academicians.
Pacific Army Senior Officer Logistics Seminar held at Royal Cliff
Mitsubishi Motors offers “Smart Program”
The 44th Pacific Army Senior Officer Logistics Seminar (PASOLS), held at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, garnered over 100 general officers and civilian equivalents from 28 nations. The five-day event comprised of breakout groups and plenary sessions involving the exchange and discussion of new logistics ideas, the review of initiatives in the Pacific region and also the exchange of information to assist in strengthening logistics ties to help foster cooperation between ally countries and partners.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand launched a special campaign, Smart Program, for customers who book and receive Mitsubishi Mirage, Mitsubishi Attrage and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport during May. Mitsubishi Mirage comes with 99 baht daily payment and 119 baht for Mitsubishi Attrage while Mitsubishi Pajero Sport offers monthly installment starts at 7,777 baht for 47 months and all outstanding balance to be paid in the 48th month installment which customers can choose cash payment or issue new leasing contracts for 36 monthly installments. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi All New Triton comes with special value added trade in campaign. Diamond protection, first class car insurance and 24 hours roadside assistance offers to all model. The campaign is available at Mitsubishi showroom nationwide from now until May 31, 2015.
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Snap Judgment Are airline seats dangerous? The shrinking space on airplanes is definitely uncomfortable but could also be detrimental to your good health. Jetliners these days are filled with more passengers than ever in the past, whilst fliers tend to be both older and heavier. So it’s no surprise there has been an increase in air rage whilst having rows of seats packed so closely together might make it more difficult for passengers to evacuate during an emergency. It’s a paradox that international agreements cover how big a cage has to be to transport a dog in an aircraft but are silent on the question of human beings. Meanwhile the problem for people gets worse. Aircraft are fuller these days and the old practice of leaving the middle seat vacant in a line of three has all but disappeared, unless you are prepared to pay a business class equivalent fare. As space gets smaller, passengers fight for what little is available as they compete for overhead locker space and the right to use the armrest or the seat-recline facility. Traditionally, the seat pitch on international flights in economy class has been 31 inches, but many passengers these days get less. For example, United Airlines has 30 inches of room or pitch on some jets. Spirit Airlines offer just 28 inches. When comparing ticket prices on the internet or at the travel agent, it can be instructive to delve into the question of pitch. It is often the case that the cheapest fares offer the least comfortable legroom. The consumer protection agency in the USA insists that, before any new jet is allowed to fly, the manufacturer must prove that everybody can evacuate in 90 seconds with half the exits blocked. If you are surprised by this revelation, don’t forget that the cabin is not filled with smoke in the dress rehearsal and all the passengers are physically fit, dressed in athletic clothing and know that an evacuation is coming. In reality, on scheduled flights, most passengers don’t pay attention to preflight safety briefings, especially now that they can use electronic devices from gate to gate. Another weakness of the consumer protection requirement is that, in real life, panic often sets in whilst parents of young children are likely to take extra time preparing their offspring for an unwelcome evacuation. Many people, including the physically handicapped, can hardly be described as “average” passengers. On long flights there is also the danger of deep vein thrombosis where a blood clot forms, particularly in a leg vein. If that clot gets loose and travels into the lungs, it can cause a terminal blockage. But the seat size is not necessarily the chief factor in whether an individual contracts deep vein thrombosis. The real issue is whether passengers are able to get up, walk around and stretch. Those in window seats have twice the risk of getting deep vein thrombosis than those in the aisle seats. This is a factor well worthy of consideration when choosing your seat, assuming of course you get a choice! After years of major losses and a wave of bankruptcies, most airlines are finally profitable again after adding baggage fees and increasing the number of seats. In the USA, for example, carriers in 2014 earned more than a combined $11 billion. Here in Thailand, the national carrier is not in that favourable position but is cutting costs and unprofitable routes in an attempt to make financial amends. The only alternative worldwide is to consider flying premium class, business or first, to buy yourself the extra comfort in today’s overcrowded world. Typically, business is twice the cost of an economy ticket and first, when available, four times higher. First class is actually in heavy decline as most of the seats were found to be empty and thus unprofitable. So, first class now is reserved for long haul flights on very popular routes especially to the USA and to some capital cities. Some airlines offer the option of a fourth class with better legroom and economy meals services. Because of the profits to be made from premium class, especially business, many airlines are choosing to invest in attracting more and more privileged customers who are prepared to pay considerably more for non-plastic knives and forks, better food and drink and, most importantly, that vital stretch room in the sky.
Expats’ worst nightmare Continued from page 1
As regards privately-run hospitals, it is commonly claimed that they overcharge patients, but The Medical Council of Thailand points out that the prices have to cover medicines, medical equipment and hospital rooms as well as the actual treatment. Many private hospitals have invested hugely in new-tech medical machinery which has to be counted as an operating cost. Moreover, private hospital administrators point out that elderly foreigners can sometimes obtain limited insurance following a full medical examination or can pay upfront for a discount card which reduces the cost of treatment by up to 15 percent. It is undeniable that the private sector offer friendlier staff, shorter queues and greater convenience in addition to good medical care. If patients wish to obtain these things they should be prepared to pay, goes the argument. According to the Kasikorn Research Center, Thailand-based private hospitals listed on the stock market are doing well with business growing at 10 percent annually. Their 2015 revenue will likely
go beyond 100 billion baht. The Medical Council of Thailand says that they oversee doctors’ ethics and practice but pricing in the private sector is outside their control as using the services is optional. Last year the interim government introduced a scheme whereby foreign tourists could obtain emergency medical insurance to offset the fact that martial law precluded many foreign-based insurance companies from offering cover. The scheme is still in existence, but is not available to foreigners who are in possession
of a non-immigrant visa. It’s strictly an option for bona fide tourists. A leading Pattaya insurance agent dealing with expats said, “It’s a question of comparing an individual’s income with the costs of varying levels of medical cover. But it is certainly true that, sooner or later, everyone has to become his or her own insurer. Thailand has welcomed large number of farang on easy-to-get retirement visas, but the country is certainly not responsible for their emergency or long-term heath care.”
Mike Group and Cape Dara Resort donate money for Nepal Mike Group and Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, represented by hotel general manager Wallop Pongluengdhama (right), contributed 53,000 baht donation collected from associates and guests to aid earthquake victims in Nepal to Chonburi Mayor Komsan Eakachai (left).
Man falls from Chinese tourist hotel verandah drowned
A retired soldier fell to his doom from a Jomtien hotel after returning from a party and deciding to stretch his legs on the balcony before retiring. The wife of Kittisak Thongngok, 68, told concerned investigators that she heard a loud bang and soon realized something was wrong. Police said there would be an autopsy and that they suspected the pensioner might have been drunk.
Tawaen beach, Koh Larn island, was the setting for another maritime tragedy after Chinese visitor Zhenlong Ling, 73, got into difficulties in the water and expired before help could be brought. However, his body was transferred by speedboat back to the mainland. Police said there were several witnesses and added that the likely problem was cramp during swimming or a sudden heart attack. An autopsy will determine the facts and the Chinese embassy has been informed.
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News PEACH shortlisted for Best Conference Venue Award
Out of more than 1,000 leading MICE venues across the Asia Pacific, Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH), under the flagship of the award-winning Royal Cliff Hotels Group, has been shortlisted for the award of Best Conference Venue organized by the MICE Asia Pacific Awards. The MICE Asia Pacific Awards recognizes
excellence within the events industry for venues which play outstanding roles in supporting, growing and moving the industry forward. Since its establishment in 1999, PEACH has successfully hosted events of both national and international repute. It is the one of the largest and best multipurpose MICE venues outside
of Bangkok, easily facilitating up to 10,062 delegates, making it perfect for events ranging from global business exhibitions, incentives and product launches to grand weddings and banquets. The self-sufficient, one-stop convention venue offers versatile and column-free halls with soundproof walls and partitions, state-
Thailand Music Festival to boost tourism in May
of-the-art technology, sophisticated kitchens, convenient transportation routes, and topped with a professional team of MICE experts. The winners of each category for the MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2015 will be announced in September at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Crazy legs at Hard Rock
Hard Rock Pattaya and Boss Studio held a dancing competition to give local youth a chance to show off their skills. Winners in various groupings— pairs, foursomes, etc.—were awarded prizes worth up to 20,000 baht and were invited to take part in promotional activities of the hotel chain.
BMX cycling comp continues by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the T-POP Festival 2015: Thailand Music Festival from 22-23 May 2015 at Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace), Royal Thai Army Camp, Phetchaburi, with the objective of boosting tourism in May as well as attracting more international tourists, especially from Asian countries. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s acting governor and deputy governor for International Marketing – Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas said, “The Thailand Music Festival
is one of the 12 unique events listed under TAT’s 2015 Discover Thainess tourism campaign. Thainess can be found in many of Thailand’s annual festivals, but we have also created new events to enhance the awareness of the Thai way of happiness, and this T-POP Festival 2015 fits perfectly in our calendar of unique events to experience “Thainess” because many Thai pop stars have become popular internationally, especially in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.” The T-POP Festival 2015 will feature music concerts and performances by leading Thai pop stars Barry Nadech Kugimiya, Mario
Maurer, Mark Prin Suparat, Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, Son Yuke Songpaisan, O Anuchyd Sapanphong and Kao Jirayu Laongmanee. Joining the list are famous Thai pop stars from GMM Grammy, including Katreeya English, China Dolls (Bell and Hwa Hwa), Gun Napat Injaieua, Noona Nuengthida Sophon, Tono Phakin Khamwilaisak, Namcha Chiranat Yusanon, Lula Kanyarat Tiyapornchai, and two Thai rock bands – Potato and Paradox. The free-entry concert will take place from 3 to 10 pm. Follow the event’s latest updates on facebook. com/TPOPFEST2015.
The 3rd national round of the BMX championship concluded in Pattaya. After five rounds of competition, the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn trophy will be awarded to the participant with the highest accumulated points and will be declared winner. There are three types of competition: MTB Supercross, BMX (Racing) and BMX. The 4th round on June 7 will be held in Saraburi, while the final round on August 2 will be held in Pattaya.
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Overstay one day Q: My visa is stamped to complete the day before I actually depart from Suvarnabhumi airport. Although we check in before midnight, the flight departs at one in the morning. Is there any need to be concerned? A: No. The relevant point is when you pass through immigration control rather than the time of the flight. In any case, one day overstay in Thailand is usually “gratis” (free) although two days would cost 1,000 baht in fines (2 x 500). Two passport holder Q: As a businessman I have two UK passports. One of them needs to be replaced as it is full, but that is not the one I traveled into Thailand with. Is this a problem? A: No. But you must take to Trendy Office, Bangkok both your passports. The officer will examine the one you traveled into Thailand with (it doesn’t need renewing you say) but hand it back to you on the spot without cancelling. Don’t forget to prepare your application in full by consulting the passport renewal section of the embassy website. Going to the border Q: Is there a limit on the number of times I can travel to the Cambodian border to renew my visa, or any limit on the number of times I can enter the country by air? In the past I seem to remember it was no more than three times in six months. A: There have been various crackdowns in the past as you say. There is no formal limit at present, but the immigration officer has the right to query the number of times you are entering Thailand. What is discouraged at borders and airports is an indication that a foreigner is “living” in Thailand without obtaining a proper visa for that purpose. So the answer to your question is that it all depends! Length of time Q: Why does it take up to six weeks to renew a British passport in Bangkok when all they have to do is print another one? Surely it doesn’t take a month and a half to check the documentation? A: After you submit your application at Trendy Office in Bangkok, your application is sent to UK for processing and issuing a new passport. It is then sent back to Trendy Office and an officer there will let you know when it has arrived. The waiting time currently is between three and six weeks. Thus it normally takes longer to process a first application than a renewal.
Two and a half decades of care by Derek Franklin
In 1990 Father Ray Brennan opened the Home for Street Kids in a shophouse on Soi Buakhao, then a quiet neighbourhood street. His aim was to offer a safe haven for children, runaways from all over the Kingdom who arrived in Pattaya hoping to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately for most they ended up living on the streets, begging, joining criminal gangs or working in the sex industry just to earn enough money to buy food. After a short time in Soi Buakhao the Home for Street Kids moved to Pattaya Klang, opposite where Big C Extra now stands, until 1999 when it moved to its current location in East Pattaya. It then changed its name from the Home for Street Kids to the Father Ray Children’s Home, at the request of the children who said they were no longer street kids. Almost 650 children have found refuge at the Home. Some have stayed just a short time, while the longest resident is now a 22-year-old university student who arrived as an 8-year-old. On Saturday, the 9th of May, the Father Ray Children’s Home celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony that was attended by several hundred friends and supporters. Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit was in attendance, as was Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh from Pattaya City Hall, representing the mayor of Pattaya. Sharron Purtell, younger sister of Father Ray and an early supporter of the Home, flew in from the United States to attend the ceremony. Other supporters arrived from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, but the majority were
local supporters from the Pattaya area. The proceedings started with a Catholic Mass, celebrated by Father Apisit Kritsaralam CSsR, provincial of the Holy Redeemer in Thailand, and Father Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul CSsR., president of the Father Ray Foundation. Several supporters received commemorative awards, including Jan and Ann Marie Daems from Belgium who set up a scholarship fund in memory of their daughter who died in 2010. Thanks to this fund five female residents of the Home are attending university and a further two will be attending vocational college later this year. Andrew Scadding accepted an award on behalf of the supporters of the UK-based Thai Children’s Trust, which has supported the work of Father Ray for over 30 years. Members of the local media also received recognition for their support in raising awareness of the work of the Father Ray Foundation. Guests were then treated to several performances of Thai dancing and an exhibition of Muay Thai from the current residents of the
Home. Films were shown outlining the history of the Children’s Home, including a few very rare photos of Pattaya before the arrival of hotels and the forest of trees reached the waterfront. In the evening it was the turn of the children to have fun with a very special birthday party. More than 50 former residents traveled from all over the country back to the Home and were welcomed back like long lost siblings. Many returned to the Home with their partners and their own children. Everyone sat down for a Chinese banquet, while old photos were shown on a large screen, bringing lots of laughter, and some embarrassment to those in the audience. A large birthday cake arrived, carried by several former residents, and the surprise was that the neighbours never complained when the current and former residents all started to sing Happy Birthday. The children, young and old, then had white string tied to their wrists to wish them good luck before candles were lit and the children sang the Thai version of Auld Lang Syne, even though it wasn’t New Year’s Eve.
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Founded in Bangkok in 2000, Devarana Spa, the Thaiinspired spa chain and part of the Dusit International Group, was established to deliver “outstanding spa services” at selected five-star hotels. “Devarana” (pronounced te-wa-run) comes from Thai-Sanskrit, meaning “garden in heaven”. Inspired by this concept, Devarana Spa excites the senses and
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Mae Phim Beach, a sleepy corner of the Eastern Seaboard, has been attracting a great deal of attention lately. With its pristine sands, local attractions and unspoilt landscapes, it is no longer the secret hideaway of locals and weekenders from Bangkok. Newly gracing this gorgeous beach is the luxury 5-star Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa and it was here that Mick and I were invited to sample the new cuisine at their C-Salt Restaurant. Newly appointed Chef Phatsakorn “Toto” Tatiyaphak is the executive chef with culinary responsibility over the five restaurants and bars at the resort. He possesses an impressive gastro-pedigree, specialising in Chef Phatsakorn “Toto” Tatiyaphak global cuisine with a passion for Thai-Western-Mediterranean fusion dishes. “Chef Toto brings 24 years of culinary experience to the Marriott team, and will be rejuvenating Thai, Indian and international cuisines for C-Salt and Fish Bar,” said Trevor May, general manager. Chef himself stated that “my goal is to create Thai-style Western food with locally grown produce that captures the essence of fusion cuisine.”
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Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge 2015 Somyod Champi (3rd from left), hotel owner, and Luca Davanzati (2nd from left), general manager of Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya hotel, led the associates’ team to congratulate the winners of Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge 2015 by sponsoring the accommodation and the complimentary dinner along with Itthiphol Kunplome (right), Pattaya City mayor.
Vaccination for a Healthy Workplace A California Wine Icon FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015 A pairing of the wines of Beringer Vineyards with the creative cuisine of Elements by talented Executive Chef Pichit. Guest speaker Andrea Picello will introduce the wines of Beringer Vineyards during this five-course dinner. 06:00 pm
Welcome cocktail reception includes canapés and Beringer wines
Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited.
While Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya is certainly one of the most visually striking hotels inside and out, there’s more than surface beauty at work. The hotel likewise maintains constant emphasis on essential matters of disease prevention. To that end, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya invited representatives of the Ministry Public of Health – Pattaya Public Health Section to speak with hotel staff members on these vital topics. There was more than talk though. The visit also included a vaccination program for prevention of diphtheria and tetanus, with hotel employees receiving injections free of charge. Pictured are hotel managements from various departments welcoming Pattaya Public Health Section.
Ravindra Beach Resort Hilton Pattaya welcomes & Spa welcomes French Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2015 finalists fashion designer
THB 2,500 net
per person includes the selected wines
*Price is inclusive of 10% service charge and 7% VAT
For more information and reservation, please call Sheraton Pattaya Resort at 66 (0) 38 259 888.
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Executive director of Sunshine Hotels & Resorts, Thanet Supornsahasrungsri (2nd from left), was delighted to welcome famous French fashion designer Christophe Guillarme (left), co-designer Thierry Marsaux (right), and marketing officer of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Paris Office Prakit Saiporn (2nd from right) during their stay at Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa.
Hilton Pattaya General Manager Rudolf Troestler (center) welcomed 30 contestants of Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2015 at the hotel’s Edge restaurant overlooking Pattaya Bay. In photo, from left: Matthew Wren, Food and Beverage manager; Thanongsak Thephawaraphruek, director of Finance; Troestler; Montree Sattham, director of Human Resources, and Phatrarika Phatraprasit, director of Business Development.
Corte Giara wine dinner at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort team, led by Chef Alberto Bruni (5th from right), Italian chef at Acqua Restaurant, together with staff, held the Corte Giara wine dinner – a hugely successful event and a great opportunity for wine lovers to indulge in excellent Italian wines. Corte Giara vintages are recognized for their easily-distinguishable quality and inimitable flavors, and are a perfect match for the premium main dishes at the resort’s authentic Acqua Italian Restaurant.
Israeli Media FAM Trip Visiting Pattaya for the first time, a group of both media and celebrities from Israel was welcomed to Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa by Matthew Fryar, director of Operations. The group’s purpose whilst in Thailand is to familiarize themselves with the major travel destinations within Thailand. Whilst in Pattaya, they were eagerly escorted around by Tourism Authority of Thailand Israel and Royal Jordanian Airlines.
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J Jetrin Live in Concert at Amari Pattaya Thailand’s King of Dance—J Jetrin Wattanasin—returned to Amari Pattaya for his first concert in 2015. The Thai singer, known for his popular song “Jep Pai Jep Ma”, entertained a crowd of more than 700 fans at the hotel’s Aranda Ballroom with unlimited drinks served throughout the night.
Holiday Inn Wine Tasting
by Mick and Di Barker
The Holiday Inn Pattaya held their quarterly Wine Tasting event on 2nd of May presenting seven premium wines from around the world. Their tasting is staged in seven time zones offering an opportunity to savour and appreciate the pourings before moving on to the next label. On arrival a glass of Stonefish Brut Cuvee was served to enjoy with the myriad of canapés, savouries, and finger food including smoked salmon wraps, miniature bruschettas and a superb centre table offering the very best in charcuterie and cheeses. The opening wine was in fact from the house of Openers, a South African winery producing cost-conscious wines. We sampled their Chenin Blanc an awardwinning label and voted Wine Magazine’s Best Value in 2012 and 2013 plus a soft fruity oak derived 100% Shiraz. We then moved on to Chilean wines from the Maule Valley and the house of Hugo Antano. I loved the Sauvignon Blanc with its dry flinty undertones while Mick’s wine of preference was the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with its delicate fruity nose and rounded fruit flavours. Stonefish from the Margaret River in Western Australia was the final offering of the evening presenting a fruity Chardonnay resonate with citrus and peaches while the 100% Merlot was a rich, earthy affair with overtones of juicy ripe plums. These events are always well attended. Whether you’re a dedicated wine connoisseur or someone who is interested in tasting and learning a little more of the fascinating wines that are on offer in today’s viniculture world, look out for the Holiday Inn wine tastings. Holiday Inn Pattaya is situated close to Soi 1, Beach Road, Pattaya. Tel: 038 725 555.
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please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations
Hilton Pattaya joins Hilton Worldwide’s global career event Hilton Pattaya took part in “Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month,” Hilton Worldwide’s largest ever global career event, showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry to young people. Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality events are a unique opportunity for Hilton Worldwide team members to inspire those looking for employment about careers in the hospitality industry, and to support them by providing guidance on the skills that are vital to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Hilton Pattaya hosted an event for 60 young people from Mahidol University, Kanchanaburi Campus, to join the hotel’s open house activities. The students were assigned to different groups and visited several departments, especially Operations including Front Desk, Kitchen, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Spa, Health Club, Engineering, Call Center as well as Human Resources. Students enjoyed a lunch buffet while learning about table manners and etiquette. They were also entertained by the hotel’s team members’ live band, Rock Service, and participated in quiz games on stage to receive prizes.
Tiffany winner is a queen The winner of this year’s Miss Tiffany Universe was 22-year-old undergraduate Sophida “Baimon” Siriwatananukul who received prizes totaling almost one million baht in cash and gifts. She will represent her country at this year’s Miss International Queen. Other prizes included “the best” in the categories of best costume, friendly personality, sexy looks and popular vote.
Amari hosts another successful wine tasting by Mick and Di Barker
Amari Pattaya stage specialized wine tastings monthly. Set in the beautiful gardens of this hotel in their garden lounge the evenings are always a special affair with premier wines and food pairings. The latest wine centric event featured Italian wines from the house of Mezzacorona located in the foothills of the Dolomites. Accompanied by Chef Maurizio’s creative Italian cuisine it was well attended by Pattaya’s discerning oenophiles and Mick and Di were delighted to attend. First pouring of the evening offered a bubbly start with a clean, dry Prosecco Treviso Brut which made very good friends indeed with the Parma ham and melon and the other tasty antipasti, especially the prawn cocktail. My next favourite was a delicate Pinot Grigio Trentino Doc 2011 which with its elegant and balanced flavours married well with all the appetisers. A perfect marriage was made between chef’s penne ragu, the robust pizzas and an excellent Pinot Nero Trentino Doc 2011 which had been briefly refined in wood to enhance its complex flavours and delicate balance. All wines were supplied through Siam Winery. These wine evenings are held on the last Friday of the month from 6:30 to 9 pm and offer value for money and a chance to mingle with other like-minded Pattaya folk who enjoy their wine and the carefully prepared cuisine to complement the labels. The next event will be on the 29th of May. Bookings are required and details can be obtained from Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418.
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INGREDIENTS (1 serving) 70 grams river prawns 5 grams garlic-herb butter 10 grams mashed potato 1 pc lemon 100 grams beef rib eye
10 grams zucchini 15 grams bell pepper 5 grams gravy 100 grams chicken wings 5 grams broccoli
5 grams cauliflower 5 grams carrots 50 grams squid 5 grams tartar sauce
METHOD Grill prawns with garlic-herb butter. Serve with mashed potato and lemon wedge. Sear beef and place on grilled zucchini and bell pepper then top with gravy. Marinate chicken wings with BBQ sauce then fry. Serve with sautéed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Deep-fry calamari (squid) and top with tartar sauce.
Dicey Reilly’s is located at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, 218 Moo 10, Pattaya Second Road. Tel: 038 411 755
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Mick & Di The Food Lovers
C-SALT RESTAURANT @ RAYONG MARRIOTT
Deluxe Ocean View room After a pleasant 90-minute drive we found ourselves checking into the resort and being shown to our stunning room. Situated on the 9th floor with panoramic views out over the bay it was sensational. (All 205 rooms offer private balconies with tropical garden or sweeping ocean views). Dinner beckoned and we proceeded down to the ground floor and the all-day dining venue, C-Salt Restaurant. The décor is fashionably on trend with its muted sandy colours, open kitchen and an abundance of upholstered seating around natural wood tables, all overlooking the pristine Mae Phim Beach and the inky black sea beyond. The setting is beautiful and the restaurant caters for all tastes from the crack of 6:30 am to 10:30 pm with international BBQ and seafood dinners a highlight of Friday and Saturday evenings. Once settled, and sipping a
delightful Fox Creek, Shadow’s run Sauvignon Blanc from their carefully selected wine list, we were served our appetizer from chef’s new menu. Salad Nicoise has always been a favourite and here it had been artfully deconstructed to reveal homegrown leaves, green beans, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, pennywort, black olives and anchovies. Crowned with a crusted sashimi-grade tuna and accompanied by the most perfect poached egg it was a delight to the eye and a treat for the palate. Other vibrant salads include roasted beetroot with marinated feta cheese and garden greens (B.250), Caprese salad with buffalo Mozzarella and plum tomatoes, a chilled prawn, ripe mango and micro salad dressed with a Marie Rose mayonnaise (B.320). The Thai appetisers include deepfried fish cake, grilled scallop with lemongrass, shallots, chilli and mint leaves plus a spicy chicken satay
with its traditional peanut sauce and cucumber achar. Next up on our tasting menu was chilli and garlic tiger prawns served on a bed of the creamiest whipped potatoes we have enjoyed in some time. Huge, sweet Rayong prawns had been deftly sautéed with garlic and dried chilli to produce an outstanding dish. Other main courses from the western menu include confit of duck (B.550), their bestseller, chicken ballotine (baconwrapped chicken roulade) and charcoal grilled tenderloin of beef with café de Paris butter, a shallot confit and French fries. Thai main courses include stir-fried beef fillet with fresh aromatic herbs, chicken or pork in rich green curry with young eggplant and fragrant basil. Our next dish is from this part of the menu and was another excellent plate: fried river prawns with thickened red curry sauce and lime leaf (B.320). Hot and spicy accompanied by those fragrant lime leaves, river prawns have never tasted better. Indian dishes are another speciality of the house. We spotted Kashmiri lamb rogan josh, a new Punjabi chicken tikka masala, Bombay matar paneer, Himachali tarka dal with a choice of Gujarati saffron pulao or tandoori garlic or butter naan. To round off our admirable meal we were presented with chef’s signature pandan-scented tiramisu. This yummy pandan-flavoured sponge had been lavishly enveloped with lashings of Mascarpone cheese and served with a shot glass of Amaretto and two delightfully crunchy vanilla-flavoured tuiles.
Other decadent desserts include a mango mousse with whipping cream and coconut crumble, blueberry cheesecake and a traditional Thai dessert, coconut sticky rice with fresh sweet mango. Before closing we simply must mention the buffet breakfast that we enjoyed the next morning. Now, we have eaten some 5-star breakfasts in our time, but the one at Rayong Marriott topped them all. The diversity is sensational and the quality truly exceptional making for a memorable closure
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to our highly enjoyable stay at this beautiful resort. Just a mere 90 minutes from Pattaya why not drive out here sometime soon and enjoy the serenity of Mae Phim Beach, Chef Toto’s exquisite cuisine and of course, that exceptional breakfast.
Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa Mae Phim Beach, Rayong Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tel: 038 998 000 www.MarriottRayongResort.com
C-Salt Open Kitchen
Chilli and Garlic Tiger Prawns
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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 Havana Bar.
SIGNATURE DRINK Mai Tai
45 ml 20 ml 20 ml 15 ml
Havana rum (3 Years) lemon juice orange Curaçao Orgeat almond syrup
FAVORITE SPIRIT – PREFERRED BRAND Havana Rum
1 pineapple wedge 1 orange wedge 1 maraschino cherry 1 sprig of mint
HOW TO MIX
Havana Bar’s Bartender
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake until shaker is very cold. Strain contents into rock glass and garnish on top.
GLASS TYPE Rock Glass
Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Bay Tower
East Coast Kitchen Open 6.00am - 11.00pm Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower, level 6 Call 038 725 555
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F&B Promotions White Asparagus
Set Dinner for Dim Sum Lovers
Are You Mad About Durian
at Acqua Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya
at The Peak Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya
at Larn Thong, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel This whole month of May, to herald the arrival of the durian season, a selection of delectable durian surprises is available to delight every palate!
Seasonal white asparagus is being served at Acqua this May. The traditional accompaniment of hollandaise sauce is available with the addition of smoked salmon or Parma ham. Fettuccine will also served with white asparagus, smoked salmon and saffron cream; and grilled Australian Wagyu tenderloin and barramundi fillets will be accompanied by white asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Acqua Italian Restaurant is open from 6 to 11 pm and is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.
For more information, please contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For reservations, please call 038 714 981.
Omakase Sushi set dinner menu at Yamazato, The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Minimum of two persons, select from two sets of set dinner dim sum menus and enjoy your favourite dim sum flavours accompanied by other dishes: Menu A (1,000 baht ++ per person) – eight dim sum selections, Szechwan soup, wok-fried vegetables with garlic, fried rice “yang chow” style, assorted fresh fruits Menu B (1,200 baht ++ per person) – eight dim sum selections, clear fish maw soup, stir-fried kale Hong Kong with oyster sauce, wok-fried egg noodles “Fukien” style with pork barbecue, chicken and prawn, sweet gingko nuts in hot syrup The Peak Chinese Restaurant is located above the Dusit Club Lounge (8th floor) and is open daily from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (lunch) and from 6:30 pm to 10 pm (dinner). Call Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2276.
Stonefish Wine Dinner
at Horizon, Hilton Pattaya Enjoy a perfect combination of prime cut Australian T-bone steak served with fresh asparagus and homemade potato wedges paired with a glass of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Priced at only 1,750 baht net. Available daily until August 31 from 6 to 11:30 pm. Horizon is located on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya. Booking is essential, please call 038 253 000 or email email@example.com.
at Mantra Restaurant & Bar
Bento set at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
The new Omakase Sushi set dinner menu, priced at 4,500 baht ++, combines delicious sashimi and grilled dishes with nine kinds of sushi sliced shipped mainly from markets in Hokkaido and Tsukiji, soup and dessert. The sashimi dish is thinly sliced sea bream with scallop, sweet shrimp and sauces, followed by grilled kinki fish with grated radish. The succulent sushi choices include tuna belly, flounder (liver), conger eel and much more. The menu also features egg omelette, miso soup and dessert. This menu is available every evening from now onward. Advanced reservations are recommended.
The bento set features rice, fish, meat, pickled vegetables, cooked vegetables, and much more. Enjoy Oasis’ version of the traditional Bento box this May. Oasis Restaurant is located in the lower main lobby near the water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm.
For more information and reservations, please call 02 687 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For reservations, please call 038 714 981.
Kurobuta Pork Promotion From lunch to dinner or even for a late night meal, savour one of the succulent kurobuta specialties created by Royal Cliff ’s award-winning chefs!
On Saturday, 6 June 2015, Mantra Restaurant & Bar presents a demonstration of the contemporary elegance of Stonefish Wines, reflecting the very best of Australian winemaking, with grapes sourced from selected vineyards across the continent. Stonefish Wines’ excellent quality and great value for money provides for an outstanding wine-tasting experience during the muchawaited Mantra Wine Dinner. To mark the occasion, Peter Papanikitas, owner and founder of Stonefish Wines, will join the dinner to present his own selection of wines, perfectly matched with Executive Chef Maurizio’s fantastic menu. Experience the expert flavours of Stonefish Wines and revel in a refined evening of gastronomic proportions for only 2,950 baht ++ per person for a five-course degustation menu.
For more information, please contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email email@example.com.
For further information and reservation, please contact 038 429 591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
at Panorama, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel
A Taste of Thailand by Chef Jim at Elephant Bar, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Elephant Bar presents A Taste of Thailand set menu, combining the tastiest, aromatic ingredients, with a wonderful atmosphere. Thai Chef Jim has created a variety of dishes that complement one another in a delicious way. Price is 499 baht ++. For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120.
For food promotions please email press release at email@example.com
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SIAM@SIAM The Weekend Buffet just got even Better!
It’s a Nightly Event now! Due to popular demand the weekend Seafood and BBQ buffet at Siam@Siam’s Big Fish restaurant has been extended to every night of the week. Nightly this extraordinary value-for-money feast offers one of the best deals in town presenting its pageant of quality dishes for only B.555 net or with free flow wine for only B.899 net. Mick and I enjoyed the weekend buffet late last year and were more than happy to return to meet the new executive chef, Niran Mahayothee, and to taste for ourselves the new additions to this popular all-you-can-eat dining experience. The Thai native brings to the position 17 years of food and beverage experience. Chef Niran has presided over kitchens in some of the glitziest hotels in the world and has cooked for Royals, Hollywood film stars and celebrities. Before joining Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, Niran was executive chef at a high-end resort and spa in Thailand for which he oversaw operations of four restaurants. Just a word about this remarkable hotel, which is situated on Pattaya Second Road opposite Big C, it is the home to a beacon of light in the form of a lighthouse which shines brightly across the Pattaya
night sky while a traditional Thai temple bell takes pride of place at the highest point of the building. Intriguing architecture and there’s more to come. The opening words from their brochure set the scene to experience this design hotel, “Find your style – be inspired – experience authentic eclecticism through vibrant spaces with quirky touches.” This remarkable pleasure dome oozes, screams and shouts with raw industrial design and vibrant colours inspired by modern pop art, folklore and fantasy. Eclectic imaginings of a visual artist have been inspirational in creating a modern art gallery hotel which houses 268 guestrooms and suites. Enter the lobby and you will truly be gob-smacked by this idiosyncratic establishment. Drawing on their rich motoring heritage of the founding Phornprapha family, cars are inspirational in their design as is the ocean and its fishy inhabitants. The Car Bar on the ground floor reveals surprises at every turn, jeeps, rickshaws and even a suspended flying car form the decorative element while exotic molecular cocktails and traditional Thai snacks (with a twist) are given the inimitable Siam@Siam Pattaya stamp. Take the
Chef Niran Mahayothee lift to the 6th floor and on exiting you are thrown headfirst into the fantasy world of the ocean; jelly fish lamps hang from the ceiling, a fish tail forms the bar with those industrially conceived elements of naval ships and submarines all vying for your attention. It is here, in the all-day dining restaurant, called Big Fish, where the nightly buffet is held. This extravagant seafood BBQ
buffet has already gained a faithful following and with the addition of even more luxury items will undoubtedly gain more. The price for the quality of the produce is astonishing especially when we tell you that Fine de Claire oysters have now been added to the already sumptuous fresh seafood items. Dinner starts at 6 pm (until 10 pm) and we were fully aware that every food item was constantly replenished throughout the evening, yes, even those expensive babies, the French oysters. The house wine is certainly free flow with efficient servers reloading your glass at every turn. Explore all those pots and chafing dishes before commencing your foray into the delights of buffet dining. The freshest seafood: mussels, crabs, jumbo prawns, squid and of course those oysters languish on their icy trays awaiting your selection. If you wish you can select uncooked shell fish and request that they are cooked directly under your supervision. Sparkling pink salmon, mackerel fillets, chicken skewers, Wagyu beef and various cuts of lamb all await to be handed over to the chefs at their live cooking stations. The chafing dishes contain red duck curry, chicken cordon bleu, fried pork, pan-fried sea bass, vegetables in oyster sauce, green curry and more. Beef tenderloin, alternating
salmon and snow fish are new additions since our last visit. The salad section offers a myriad of vibrant ingredients, spicy Thai salads to ignite the taste buds such as beef salad with chili paste and lemongrass, wing bean topped with boiled egg, big juicy vine tomatoes with creamy mozzarella cheese, Parma ham and melon – the choices are daunting. Everything is top quality and imported from the country that has the very best. Once sated with savouries you can then indulge your sweet tooth with the likes of chocolate mousse, creamy panna cotta, fresh fruit, pastries and the piece de resistance of all desserts – crepe suzette flambéed with Cointreau and topped with vanilla ice cream. Siam@Siam is an unexpected, astonishing, bizarre and sometimes weird experience but always a pleasure. The Nightly Seafood & BBQ offers some of the best value buffets in town and you owe it to yourself to call in soon. Visit on a Friday or Saturday night to enjoy the musical prowess of Santos or Philip (respectively) to accompany your gleeful eating. Big Fish Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Second Road opposite Big C in North Pattaya Tel: 038 930 600 www.siamatpattaya.com
Hotel Promotions Stay Executive offer at Holiday Inn Pattaya
Amari Phuket takes coastal living to new heights with its Ocean Wing
Guests can save 60 percent off for Executive Club access benefits when booking minimum two consecutive nights and stay within 30 June 2015. The benefits include daily international breakfast buffet, welcome fruit amenity, evening drinks and canapé from 6 to 8 pm, complimentary wireless internet access in room and throughout the hotel. All day access to the Executive Club with complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruits, and snack. Five days advance booking is required.
Amari Phuket announces the opening of its new Ocean Wing, which will be welcoming guests from 1 June 2015. The new wing introduces an additional 148 one- and twobedroom suites designed for comfortable coastal living. Each room features floor-to-ceiling windows, complete with a fully equipped kitchen as well as a separate living and dining area. Ocean Wing guests with Club privileges will have access to the exclusive Clubhouse, home to an infinity pool, sun deck and its own fitness room. Complimentary tea, coffee and light snacks will also be available throughout the day and sunset complimentary cocktails with pre-dinner canapés served daily. Ocean Wing opening rates start from 4,750 baht ++ per night for a one-bedroom suite going up to 10,925 baht ++ for a two-bedroom suite ocean view with club privileges. To celebrate the launch of the Ocean Wing, Amari Phuket is offering all Ocean Wing guests complimentary access to the Clubhouse. Bookings need to be made by 31 July 2015, for stays between 1 June and 31 October 2015.
For reservations, call 038 725 555.
For more information and/or reservations, please contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033 or 8034, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amari.com/phuket.
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DEVARANA SPA PATTAYA >> from L1 makes guests feel truly special. Luxurious pampering and healing treatments are offered in a soothing and stress-relieving environment. The contemporary Thai design and décor invites guests to transcend the everyday world and provides the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, in which they can enjoy premium spa treatments with traditional Thai service and hospitality. Devarana Spas are operated in deluxe hotels, namely Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, dusitD2 chiang mai, Dusit Thani Manila in the Philippines, Dusit Thani Maldives, and dusitD2 nairobi in Kenya, plus a number of exciting projects in Guangzhou in China, Guam in the USA and the New Cairo district of Egypt. Located in the midst of Dusit Thani Pattaya’s lush tropical garden with a cascading waterfall that imparts vitality and a tranquil ambience,
Devarana Spa Pattaya stays true to the meaning of the Devarana name. The spa’s contemporary Thai decor evokes an otherworldly atmosphere using ochre-brown wood and a warm
color scheme. A beautiful indoor pond, set between the gracious reception area and the elegant entrance to the Grand Suite, further makes it a truly ‘garden in heaven’.
Nine treatment rooms and suites are elegant and spacious, each with a subdued inner sanctum and a softly luminous outside area. To provide guests with ultimate relaxation and pampering, Devarana Spa’s well-trained and skilled therapists deliver a variety of treatments including massages, facial and body treatments, water treatments, beauty treatments and spa exclusive programs. Devarana Signature Massage is particularly outstanding as it combines five different massage techniques for the foremost soothing experience. Devarana Spa offers several spa promotions that are excellent values for regular spa goers. Among them are ASEAN Remedies and Post Workout Revival, both of which include a full body massage and a facial and body treatment. ASEAN Remedies spa program, available throughout 2015 at all Devarana Spas worldwide, bring together the best of Southeast Asia’s natural
ingredients and healing traditions. The two-hour program creates an invigorating spa experience, comprising a body scrub followed by a sublime massage. Post Workout Revival program enhances muscle relaxation and sport performance. Available until June 30, this program includes a full body Devarana Massage to relax and stretch the muscle, followed by cooling aloe gel face mask application to soothe the skin. The treatment ends up with warm coffee and herbal bath and cold rain shower to relieve soreness, tone the skin and widen blood vessels to prevent muscle and tissue injury. Devarana Spa Pattaya Dusit Thani Pattaya 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Chonburi Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm Tel: 038 371 044 Email: email@example.com www.devaranaspa.com www.facebook.com/Devarana.Spa.Page
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Spa Promotions Post Workout Revival at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Devarana has launched after sport and adventure activities revival program to enhance muscle relaxation and sport performance. This program includes a full body Devarana Massage to relax and stretch the muscle, followed by cooling Aloe Gel Face Mask application to soothe the skin. The treatment ends up with warm Coffee and Herbal Bath and cold rain shower to relieve soreness, tone the skin, and widen blood vessels to prevent muscle and tissue injury. The program is available at all Devarana Spas in Thailand for 4,000 baht ++ until June 30, 2015. For more information, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultimate Wellbeing Spa package at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Enjoy total relaxation with a threehour long all-in-one scrub, body massage and facial treatment at 3,900 baht ++. The package is inspired by traditional Thai village rituals designed to deeply clean bodies and refresh minds after a long day working in the outdoors. You’ll start with a vigorous massage, using pumice stones combined with a moisturizing mix of freshly-grated coconut flakes, sesame seeds, oatmeal and coffee grounds. Then, heated basalt stones will be pressed into key locations on your body to loosen tense muscles and reduce inflammation. Application of an organic facial customized for female skin types or a deeply cleansing facial personalized for men follows. Cleansing and exfoliation is followed by steaming and a hot towel compress to refine the pores. Session ends with scalp massage and hand massage for a complete care.
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1 to Infinity is the third compilation album by American singer Mariah Carey. It is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2015 through Sony Music Entertainment. The album is a collection of her 18 number-one songs in the United States, and also includes a brand new song titled "Infinity" which was released as a single from the album on April 27, 2015.
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In view of this grim reality, recently in Bangkok, Volvo’s world-renowned safety expert Dr Lotta Jakobsson from Sweden, together with Thai road accident specialists, shared their expertise and insights on the future of road safety during the “Safety Seminar: Volvo’s Road towards 2020”. Remember Volvo’s slogan: “Volvo for Life”. No wonder so many physicians in Thailand drive Volvos. The seminar kicked off with a solid quote: “Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is – and must remain – safety”. Every word still holds true, since these famous lines by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson, the founders of Volvo 88 years ago. Volvo Safety Vision 2020 is an ambitious project that Volvo has set its sights upon, to help create a safer world on the roads. The overall goal is to design cars that don’t crash, therefore resulting in zero deaths or serious injuries in a new Volvo car by year 2020. Dr Jakobsson, senior technical leader, Injury Prevention from the Volvo Cars Safety Center – Gothenburg, Sweden, gave the audience an interesting history of Volvo safety technology, Volvo’s world firsts and their evolution. Dr Lotta reminded the audience that the most important safety feature is Volvo’s 3-point seat
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belt which has helped save millions of lives worldwide. Here the audience learned new terms: “IntelliSafe” now the umbrella name for many Volvo innovations such as the Park Assist Pilot; “City Safety” involving Adaptive Cruise Control adapted for slow moving city traffic, Forward Collision Warning that can pre-charge the brakes for a quick stop, Cyclists and Pedestrians Detection and the “Lane Keeping Aid” which ensures the driver stays alert. By the way, “Lane Keeping Aid” ... That’s a good one. My British friend Bill Hammerton once said, “Have you noticed the bad lane discipline here in the kingdom?” “Oh, yeah, tell me about it. Even in shopping malls people cut in front of me,” I told him. Dr Lotta continued, “Everything Volvo does is aimed to design cars that do not crash. With this new vision, Volvo Cars challenges not only itself but also the automotive industry and governments, since a collision-free future cannot be obtained by Volvo alone. Traffic safety has three main stakeholders: the car manufacturers, the drivers, and the relevant authorities.” Road safety awareness in Thailand, a country known for a frightening high number of vehicular accidents that result in more than 20,000 fatalities a year, 20,000 lives lost! Back in 2003, Volvo supported the establishment
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Crash! Boom! Bang! Road Accidents in Thailand 20,000 Dead on Thai roads every year. Prevention is urgently needed.
of the Thailand Accident Research Center (TARC) by signing a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Thai government in transferring key know-how from Volvo Cars Safety Center to Thailand. The aim of the center is to provide Thai officials with scientific information about road crashes so legislation and campaigns could be formed to improve the situation effectively. Associate Professor Dr Kunnawee Kanitpong, director of Thailand Accident Research Center, gave us an eye-opening presentation on the situation and shared the results of studies conducted by TARC highlighting the most common causes of road accidents in Thailand: − Overspeeding cars, pick-ups, trucks, buses and motorbikes. − Seat belts not used by drivers and passengers, and helmet not worn by motorcyclists and pillion riders. − Collisions with other vehicles and with electric poles, trees, mileage markers, etc. − Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The third guest speaker, Dr Anuchar Sethasathien, secretary-general of the National Institute for Emergency Medicine, offered a look at accidents, injuries and the impact on human life. Dr Anuchar: “At our institute, we are
daily faced with horrible situations and tragedies causing people to lose their lives and limbs. “Statistics show that every day, approximately 50 Thais leave home unaware that they will not come back to their families. “For those who commute by bus, or van, their lives are at risk by wornout brake pads and often sleepy, sometimes drunk drivers and one out of three accident victims sent to emergency rooms are drunk, over the limit. “Also, sadly, we lose circa 20 rescue members who dedicate their lives to save others, to road accidents each year, while our ambulances and paramedic vehicles are hit more than 60 times per year. “The situation is very serious. We need the staunch support of stakeholders of road safety, such as the car makers, road builders, judiciary, politicians, academia and everyone who uses the road,” concluded Dr Anuchar. The seminar confirmed that Volvo does not compromise when it comes to safety for the driver, the passengers
and others on the road. Zero deaths or serious injuries in new Volvo cars by year 2020. REMEMBER: Always buckle up – rear seat passengers, too. Twowheelers: always crash helmet. Drunk driving -- NO WAY!!! Safe Drive & Safe Ride – Bon Voyage www.volvocars.com/th www.tarc.or.th www.niems.go.th/en
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Shopping for Real Estate
The 3rd Pattaya Property Show, which this year moved to Central Festival Pattaya Beach, seems to have been a welcomed move by the 21 developers and realtors who exhibited at the five-day event. Participants included Global Top Group, Fragrant Group, Primrose Hill Pattaya, Dusit Group, New Nordic Group, Universal Group, and The Ville.
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he show enabled both buyers and renters the opportunity to check out the latest properties offered by leading developers and realtors exhibiting together. Several sales of villas and condos were reported, as well as a number of appointments for inspection visits. Charlie Warner, CEO at Exact Trading, who ran the show said, “Times are tough at the moment as we all know, so we were delighted that our show managed to create the buzz in town and to enable interaction with serious buyers and our exhibitors.” Show organiser Mike Bridge said, “Due to the success of our first appearance in Central Continued on page 2/22
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Shopping for Real Estate Festival Pattaya Beach, the 4th Pattaya Property Show is now scheduled to return there on December 9-13, 2015. To enable more developers to participate, we will also be taking additional exhibition space on level
one at the centre. In total we will have approximately just over 520 square metres of space which will mean we can accommodate an extra six stands to add to the current 21 stands.” For more information, contact the show’s sales director, Pimonwan “Paw” Kamjan, at pimonwan@ exactthailand.com or mobile +66 (0) 82 478 4666.
Thailand strengthens bilateral MICE industry ties with Japan The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization), or TCEB, has unveiled the next step in its strategy to boost confidence among Japanese business events stakeholders in Thailand’s MICE industry, positioning the country as a gateway to success in ASEAN. The bureau is spearheading both global initiatives including the Thailand CONNECT The World and Thailand’s MICE United II campaigns, and targeted initiatives for Japan, such as special financial subsidies of up to 1 million baht (approximately 3 million yen) for large corporate meeting groups, per head incentives for groups who engage in business matching activities, and comprehensive support for Mega Events, among others. The bureau also reported that from October 2013 to September 2014, Thailand welcomed 919,614 business events travellers, contributing more than 80.8 billion baht (297.34 billion
yen) to the country’s economy. Of these, 31,373 were Japanese MICE travellers, generating 2.8 billion baht (11.41 billion yen), placing Japan in Thailand’s top 10 source markets. The momentum continued in the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year – October to December 2014 – when 5,893 Japanese business events travellers generated in total 2.16 billion yen for the Thai economy, representing a 45.76 percent and 127.81 percent year-overyear increase in visitor numbers and revenue, respectively. A core part of TCEB’s outreach to Japanese MICE stakeholders is Thailand CONNECT The World, an integrated campaign highlighting Thailand’s unrivalled destinations, business prospects, and people. Under ‘Destinations’, Thailand’s five top-tier business events cities are showcased, offering limitless options both inside and outside the event venue. ‘Business’ highlights how, as a world leader
in a range of industries, Thailand harnesses regional integration to offer global prospects and opportunities to businesses seeking a springboard for AEC success. ‘People’ emphasises Thailand’s proficient professionals who serve with effortless simplicity, gracious smiles and signature Thai service, as well as benchmark-setting industry standards. The second key initiative is Thailand’s MICE United II, a strategic campaign with collaboration from nine public and private organisations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways International PLC, the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association, the Bangkok Riverside Marketing Partnership, the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association, the Thai Exhibition Association, True Corporation PLC, and Bangkok Mass Transit System PLC. TCEB kicked off the first activity of Thailand’s MICE
United II by joining forces with TrueMove H and BTS Skytrain to introduce the Thailand CONNECT Welcome Package, designed to attract international MICE visitors to experience Thailand’s MICE industry, and strengthen Thailand’s position as a preferred MICE destination in Asia. The package comprises a special
Thailand CONNECT edition BTS Connect SmartPass, and one-hour free WiFi trial by TrueMove H, with more than 100,000 True WiFi hotspots around the country. To bring both of these core campaigns to life, TCEB has also launched a series of targeted, local promotions for Japanese stakeholders.
Royal Cliff Grand Hotel welcomes The one and only Mexican urban dining in The EM District new resident manager
flavors of Mexican food to Thailand and show that Mexican food is not just fast food. The culinary team of La Monita Urban Cantina creates an authentic Mexican urban dining experience with a modern twist creating a new definition of urban dining in a Latin fiesta style restaurant never before seen in the city of Bangkok.
Royal Cliff Hotels Group announced the appointment of Jason Villarino as the new resident manager of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. Of German and Mexican descent, Villarino spent his early years in Los Angeles before he left for Germany to further his studies in the Hotel Management School of GarmischPartenkirchen in Munich. Joining the team at Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Villarino brings with him over a decade of executive food and beverage management experience in the hospitality industry, underscored by a superlative track record with award-winning hotels and restaurants throughout the United States, Germany and Thailand.
Villarino arrived at an opportune moment as the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel reopened after five long months of complete renovations to its rooms and suites as well as all of its awardwinning restaurants.
La Monita has launched its new branch and menu under the name La Monita Mexican Urban Cantina at the chic new The EmQuartier Shopping Complex. La Monita provides the perfect communion of Mexican and Californian cuisines on the 6th floor of the Helix Quartier. La Monita Mexican Urban Cantina provides a secluded balcony with a stunning view of the surrounding neighborhood and the shopping center’s four-storey waterfall from its 6th floor venue on the Helix Quartier. The restaurant offers an allLatin list of craft cocktails and housemade sangritas, paired with curated collection of agave spirits and a diverse selection of local and imported beers.
Chef Billy Bautista, the owner and executive chef, has a mission to lift Mexican food in Asia on par with other cuisines such as French and Italian. His vision is to bring the beauty, complexity, and amazing
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Condominium Juristic Management Who has the responsibility for taking care of the communal facilities of a condominium? The condominium juristic person, by its committee and manager, assumes responsibilities for taking care of communal facilities such as communal swimming pool, garden area, and other shared parts of the condominium project in order to maintain order and cleanliness throughout the condominium for the benefit of all the residents and co-owners. What is a juristic person? A juristic person is a body of persons, a corporation, a partnership, or other legal entity that is recognized by law to have legal rights and to perform certain duties. What are the qualifications of a juristic manager? A juristic manager can be an ordinary person or a juristic person. In the case where the manager is a juristic person, such juristic person shall appoint an ordinary person to act for the juristic person in the capacity as manager. According to the Thailand Condominium Act, juristic manager must possess the following qualifications: 1. Must be at least 25 years old 2. Must not be bankrupt 3. Must not be an incompetent or quasi-incompetent person 4. Must not have been dismissed, removed or discharged from government service, government or private organization/agency for wrongful exercise of lawful authority 5. Must not have been imprisoned by final judgment except for an offence committed through negligence or for a petty offence 6. Must not have been removed from the capacity of a manager because of corruption, wrongful exercise of lawful authority, or moral/behavioral defect. 7. Must not have unpaid debt being the expenses on tax and duty according to the ratio of his/her freehold in common property What are the powers and duties of a manager? The manager shall have the following powers and duties: 1. Carry out the work consistent with the objectives; manage and maintain the common property with the power to take whatever action to achieve the said objectives, or the resolution of the joint owners general meeting without contradicting the law 2. In the case of necessity and urgency, use his/her own initiative to act for the safety of the building in a manner a prudent person should do to his/her own property 3. Provide security operations or take actions to maintain peace and order within the condominium 4. Serve as representative of the juristic condominium 5. Arrange to have a monthly income and expenditure account prepared and posted on the bulletin board to inform the joint owners within 15 days from the end of the month and for at least 15 consecutive days 6. Sue delinquent joint owners for more than six months overdue payment of expenses on tax and duty according to the ratio of their freehold in common property 7. Perform other duties prescribed under ministerial regulation
Does the appointment of a manager need to be registered? The appointment of the manager shall be in accordance with the resolution of the joint owners general meeting. The appointed manager shall bring the proof of appointment or employment agreement to the competent official for registration within 30 days from the date on which the joint owners general meeting has passed the resolution. How many members must a condominium corporate committee consist of? There shall be a condominium corporate committee consisting of members between three and nine appointed by the joint owners general meeting. How long is the tenure of office of the appointed committee members? The committee members shall hold office for two years each term. A member vacating office may be reappointed but shall not be eligible to hold office in excess of two consecutive terms unless no other person can be found to succeed him/her. What are the powers and duties of the committee? The committee shall have the powers and duties as follows: 1. Monitor control over the management of the condominium juristic person 2. Appoint a member to assume duties of the manager of the juristic condominium in the case where there is no manager or the manager is unable to perform normal duties in excess of seven days 3. Arrange to have the committee meeting convened at least once every six months 4. Perform other duties prescribed under ministerial regulation The committee shall arrange to have the ordinary general meeting convened once a year within 120 days from the last day of the accounting period to approve the annual report and the balance sheet, appoint an auditor, and discuss other important matters. Who is qualified to become a committee member? According to the Thailand Condominium Act, a committee member must meet the following criteria: 1. Be a joint owner or spouse of a joint owner 2. Be the legal representative, guardian, or curator, if the joint owner is a minor, an incompetent person or a quasi-incompetent person 3. Be a representative of a juristic person, if the joint owner is a juristic person. If a condominium unit is owned by many people, only one person shall have the right to be appointed as committee member 4. Not be a minor, an incompetent or a quasiincompetent person 5. Never having been removed from the capacity of a manager because of corruption, wrongful exercise of lawful authority, or moral/behavioral defect 6. Never having been dismissed, removed or discharged from government service, government or private organization/agency for wrongful exercise of lawful authority 7. Never having been imprisoned by final judgment except for an offence committed through negligence or for a petty offence
I have recently been extolling the virtues of the UK equity market and building exposure. This is not always the consensus view, which instead seems to be focused on a number of negatives, including the general election, which left the market looking good value relative to the rest of the world, while offering a decent yield. Now the election is behind us and the supposed ‘good for business’ conservatives have won, this removes some of the uncertainty that the markets so dislike. Within the UK market, smaller companies have recently underperformed. With the economic recovery now well established, I suggest this is a good time to increase exposure to good-yielding smaller company investment funds while they are standing at attractive discounts; sentiment will catch up with fundamentals. The UK market British cynicism remains a source of strength at the best of times, but sometimes we can overdo it. Despite a host of positive economic indicators, including an economy which is growing faster than most of our peers, low and falling unemployment, and business confidence building, the market appears concerned about uncertainties. Top of the list has been the general election. To a certain extent, this is understandable. The possibility of a conservative-led coalition, or some type of informal labour/SNP coalition being less friendly for business, has unsettled some. This is despite evidence to suggest elections in themselves have little or no impact on the longer-term direction of the market. The market’s relatively high exposure both to commodities – around twice the level of most other developed equity markets – and eurozone economies, has also weighed on sentiment at a time when economic growth rates in general are in question. As a result of all this uncertainty, investors have been moving money out of the equity market. The question for investors is the extent to which these concerns are priced in to the market; history is a guide. Recent figures from Datastream suggest the UK market may be at its cheapest for nearly 30 years when compared to global markets in general – the latest recent down-leg cementing the statistic. As such, I suggest prices largely reflect the uncertainty. Interestingly, the gilt market seems less concerned about the result, with yields having fallen in the year to date. Today’s concerns about politics, commodity prices and eurozone exposure could easily become tomorrow’s positives – especially as the UK’s economic fundamentals are better than most, and improving. In addition, the evidence suggests trying to ‘time the markets’ rarely works for investors but factoring in politics reduces further the chances of getting it right. Investors should instead focus on the disparity between sentiment and fundamentals. The world and its markets will move on. Credit: from an article by John Baron of IC Our feeling is that we are not that far from the beginning of a long-term bull market, based on the slow but improving recovery fundamentals and the fact that most of the new record highs in the market are only marginally above 2007 levels. The likely reality is that there is some way to go before valuations are even close to being expensive. Consider those who have held UK blue chip stock since 2007, BT for example. The share price for BT on the 9th of May 2007 was 482.07 and on the 8th of May 2015 it was 538.50 – a modest increase to say the least and over 8 years! 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: email@example.com
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Cash Is Still King! It seems strange that I wrote my first ‘Cash Is King’ editorial in 2007 and then again in 2009 and then again more than three years ago in 2012. Well here it is May of 2015 and the phrase ‘Cash Is King’ is more applicable than ever as we are continuing our ‘Buyer’s Market’ for resale properties here in Pattaya and now we are witnessing a flood of resale condos both brand new and secondhand! During times like these it seems that everywhere you turn someone is telling you another war story about somebody who just lost their job, or their monthly pension got hammered because of the currency exchange and— most significantly to our Pattaya market—the many Russians lamenting over the ruble losing more than half its value in the last year. It is so easy to get caught up in the plight of these times only to lose sight of the fact that this economic situation has been developing for some time now; it is not like there weren’t any warning signs. In fact, industry pundits have been sounding the alarm for the past year or so. One thing is obvious and that is that there are an awful lot of people out there who want to sell their houses and condos and, consequently, ‘Cash Is King.’ We have all heard someone at one time or another say “When the stock market crashes that’s the time to jump in”!
While it may not be that simple, there nevertheless is an underlying message that rings very true. As Albert Einstein so aptly said, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”. At times like this, when many have found that their investment capital for property purchasing is tied up in a market that has turned on the short-term investor and there are no banks that will make investment loans to foreigners, those with capital are in a good position indeed. Having said that, just what would be a good investment during times like this? There is a variety of good investment possibilities available in Pattaya and throughout the Eastern Seaboard; one needs only do a little research. As an investor, you must look both at the negatives and the positives of each investment opportunity that comes your way. Weigh the negatives against the positives, but also have the insight to make that investment move when it makes itself available. Just as luck is often described as the result of someone being prepared for opportunity, investment returns are often the result of not just being in the right place at the right time, but making the right decision at the right time. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of a number of investment opportunities in Pattaya and
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throughout the Eastern Seaboard in May 2015: 1. Owners who need to sell their properties. We are in a buyer’s market, and there are some attractive investment options available for land and house properties. This obviously is due to the impact made by Thailand’s tenuous political environment as well as the oversupply of condominiums— compounded now by the low season. These challenging market issues have brought to light a good number of property owners dramatically lowering their asking prices and offering favorable terms, including seller financing. The disadvantages are that such deals often arise unexpectedly and usually sell pretty quickly. You must have quick and available cash to be able to take advantage of these types of sales. 2. Purchasing a detached house with a tenant and rental contract. If you are the kind of investor who is looking for a real estate investment that will provide a reasonable and steady income right from the start, this is your kind of investment. The prices for detached houses compared to condos is quite often much lower, but the rental income you receive is the same. One disadvantage—and a parti-
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.
cularly important issue here—is knowing who the existing renter is (a stable corporate employee, pays rent on time, clean and neat, low maintenance to the premises, etc.) before you complete the purchase. 3. Purchasing land as shortterm investments in up-andcoming areas of positive growth. There are a number of areas which already show good shortterm investment possibilities. Examples are Pattaya City (anywhere!), Naklua, Wongamat, Mabprachan, Na Jomtien, Thepprasit Road and Soi Chaiyapruek, among others. Both commercial and residential plots of land in these areas have been going up steadily in price the last 10 or more years and most likely will continue to rise in coming years. To avoid any disadvantages, make sure you know all the necessary information concerning building codes, zoning rights, available utilities, etc. The best plot of land in the best positive growth area without any of the basic and necessary building codes, zoning rights and/or utilities could make or break your investment returns. 4. Purchasing land in areas that offer long-term future growth. This category obviously demands more patience than buying land in an area where your
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
money is not tied up for a longer time, but at the same time you can make a lot more than with short-term investments. Some very good examples would be in purchasing land plots in the Huay Yai, Phoenix Gold Golf Course area, Silverlake Vineyards and Winery area and of course the fast-developing Bangsaray Beach and Bangsaray Hills areas. The disadvantage of course is that you must be prepared to wait the necessary amount of time to realize your investment. People who have made longterm property investments only to find they are forced to sell early for some reason are sure to lose money. Having said that, we are witnessing strong interest in all of the above long-term investment areas, with prices sure to rise not only over the long term but quite likely in the short term (a couple years) as well. Yes, there are more and more great deals on resale condos and houses that are coming on the market every day and some at very attractive prices. Remember, you can make as much money investing when prices are falling as you can when prices are climbing, and nothing—absolutely nothing— is going to stop foreigners from wanting to purchase homes and live here in the Land of Smiles.
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 email@example.com.
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Pattaya, a destination of choice for Bangkokians and international visitors alike …
Paul Poole Founder, The Sponsorship Experts
Paul Poole, founder of The Sponsorship Experts, started his career brand side, holding senior marketing positions at Wrangler, Levi Strauss & Co., Polo Ralph Lauren and Diesel. Agency side, he held board director positions at PR21 (Edelman) and Cohn & Wolfe (WPP), with a creative development brief for clients, including Orange, Coca-Cola, Cadbury Trebor Bassett and Guinness UDV. With his brand and agency marketing background, Paul Poole, who moved to Bangkok from London in 2005, soon discovered that there was a local gap in sponsorship management.“Managed correctly, sponsorship is one of the best ways to extend brand visibility and broaden awareness across a wide range of audiences by a subtle and long-lasting reinforcement of the brand and its values,” Poole claims. To maintain its global view on the sponsorship market across Asia, The Sponsorship Experts is a member of the Asian Sponsorship Association and contributes to Asia Sponsorship News (ASN), the leading market intelligence service for the sponsorship industry in Asia. Following recent research, Thailand has emerged as the 6th largest market for sponsorship spend in Asia, with massive growth in sponsorship deals in annual properties such as attractions, venues and stadia. Paul Poole sees Pattaya as the location of choice for great sponsorship opportunities in these growing segments attracting well over seven million tourists each year.
Back in 2012, The Sponsorship Experts were appointed to manage the commercial sponsorship and partnership marketing opportunities for Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark, the world’s first Cartoon Networkthemed waterpark that taps into a huge and dedicated family audience for the number-one kids’ channel in the Asia Pacific region. Open since July 2014, Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark expects to welcome up to one million visitors in its first year of operation and presents an ideal environment for brands and companies eager to engage with families and young adults in a creative and integrated way. “Attractions, venues and stadia are unique sponsorship platforms since they are providing access to an audience in a specific place and for a time that can span to several hours which is hard to find with any other type of property,” says Poole. According to recent ASN released market insights, the sustained growth of both annual properties and stadia is an indicator of brands seeking longer-term platforms in order to build persistent consumer engagement assets.
The Sponsorship Experts has recently been appointed by Ripley’s World of Entertainment which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Pattaya this year, and the consultancy is currently building a comprehensive commercial sponsorship and partnership program across its eight different Pattaya attractions, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s 12D Moving Theater, Ripley’s Infinity Maze, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Ripley’s Scream in the Dark!, Ripley’s Sky Rider, and The Vault Laser Maze Challenge who collectively welcome 800,000 visitors each year. It is also looking at other major attractions in Pattaya, such as the Tiffany’s Show, the original transvestite cabaret show now in its 40th year. Voted one of the top ten shows to see around the world, the Tiffany’s Show has already attracted more than 30 million visitors. Moreover, Miss Tiffany’s Universe, a beauty contest with transgender contestants, is another very appealing platform for sponsorship opportunities. Held once a year, the Miss Tiffany’s Universe contest is receiving more attention especially since it’s broadcast live on National Thai television with an average of 15 million viewers. “This pageant also promotes Pattaya as a resort city of choice,” says Poole. A frequent visitor to Pattaya, Paul Poole can regularly be seen at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club and
Pattaya has gone upscale in the past few years with not only international tourists and visitors but more Thais who see Pattaya as a high-end resort city to spend their weekends.
the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club. Both of which are also on his radar as some of the most attractive places to boost sponsorship in Pattaya. “Pattaya has gone upscale in the past few years with not only international tourists and visitors but more Thais who see Pattaya as a high-end resort city to spend their weekends, due to
its proximity to Bangkok, within a 100-mile radius (120 km) covering: Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Chanthaburi, Trat, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya, Samut Sakhon, Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok, and Samut Songkhram there are 14 million potential visitors,” says Poole.
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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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com GUESTHOUSE - Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 250,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: email@example.com. www.pattayajomtien-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
Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from a minimum 700,000 up to a maximum of 50 Million Baht through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application. Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai
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A re y o u i n t e re s t e d i n a PhD at a well-known E u ro p e a n U n i v e r s i t y ? We help, we support, we advise. It is possible to achieve a PhD, even if you live far away from Europe! We offer regular meetings in Bangkok. Institute for Management, Tourism and Social Sciences. Have a look at www.imts-web.eu. If you are keen to know more please message us on +66 99 372 8594 or IMTS - Prof. Dr. Raphael Breidenbach, PhDr. firstname.lastname@example.org (pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun &
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Apartments for Rent
(ptmafr-r1514)AROMDEE A PA RT M E N T S , q u i e t , clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/AC rooms for rent start from 5,000.- baht to 18,500.monthly. Free Wi-Fi, CableTV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 hr laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking distance of Big C, Tesco Lotus, and BKK Bus Station North Pattaya. Phone Thai/Eng.: 082-3043907, Phone Norwegian/ Eng.: 087-329-0300, Office/ Fax: 038-370-861 Email: aromdeeapartment@ hotmail.com
Houses for Sale
(ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information.
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HOUSES FOR SALE
Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court.
Contact Allan Ottesen on 085-697-8245
Houses for Sale
(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 house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 (ptmhfs-tpis0000)House for sale in Grange Park Village opposite to Tara Pattana International School at 18.5M Thai baht. House was built in 2008 and is being sold by original owners. House construction was supervised by owners and is to the highest American standard from the bathrooms to the 390 sqm. of ceramic floor tiling. Land area is 1,600 sqm. with private garden and swimming pool, very large living space of over 600 sqm., 4 bedrooms (3 upstairs and 1 downstairs), 3 bathrooms/toilets. House has alarm system throughout, Internet, satellite TV and underground pest control and ample parking space for up to 6 vehicles. For inquiries please call: 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.
Exceptional Home at a Fantastic Price! Selling Price 8.5 Million Baht Reduced from 13.5 Million Baht! 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/ Full Basement with spacious interior of 164 Sqm interior/135 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2567) Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200
TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) F a b u l o u s 5 B e d ro 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3346) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private
viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176) G o r g e o u s L a k e Vi e w Thaibali 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052)
Exceptional Home at a Fantastic Price! Selling Price 8.5 Million Baht Reduced from 13.5 Million Baht! 3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 164 Sqm interior/135 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! (PR2567) 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)
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
Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6407) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every
Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 S u k h u m v i t R o 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pattayajomtien-property.com East Pattaya - Offered at below market price in this very popular modern gated community is this partially furnished single storey family house located on a corner plot giving added privacy. The property is 160 sqm offering 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with 50” new Panasonic LCD TV with sound system and karaoke, 364 sqm gardens, car parking, communal pool, sauna, fitness, kiddies garden, beautiful lake with fish, CCTV, 24/7
security and just 10 minutes to central Pattaya. Price: 4m Bt. Website Ref: HSES135. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com
Houses for Rent
(ptmhfr-tpis0000)House for rent/sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqm. land area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/ toilets, spacious living room and kitchen, separate maid’s room, swimming pool and office. For inquiries please call: 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 r d W i n n i n g Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200
TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601)
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Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 2 5 0 S q m / 9 8 T LW. F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pattayajomtien-property.com East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm , land area 390 sqm , fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury
bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 30,000 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: email@example.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 stepceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pattayajomtien-property.com
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Pool Villas for Sale
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pattayajomtien-property.com
Pool Villas for Rent
Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this modern design single storey pool villa is stylishly finished and furnished throughout offering 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, 125 sqm , land area 210 sqm ,high gloss European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, UPVC windows, private 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Bang Saray – A large and spacious family single storey corner plot 250 sqm pool villa stylishly furnished throughout in a quiet and secure village just 1.2km from the beach, 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: email@example.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com
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 great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6471)
Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038)
231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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
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popular, ideally located in the heart of Jomtien on Jomtien 2nd Road just 150m from Jomtien Beach and the Night plaza with numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. This unit has been reduced in price to sell, in foreign name. Price: 3.99m Bt. Ref Code: CDOS069. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Atlantis – A new resort style low rise development ideally located just 300m from Jomtien Beach. This high floor pool facing front corner unit offers 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, balcony, huge lagoon style communal pool with Jacuzzis, kiddie’s 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: email@example.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien Beach Rimhad - The owner has carried out a very nice renovation, with stylish furnishings and fittings over 56 sqm offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxury bathroom with new LG washing machine, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with large LCD TV and sound system, office, 2 balconies, communal pool, fitness, cafes, laundry, 24/7 security and just 300m to Jomtien Beach. Great value for money, probably the best one bedroom available in these popular buildings. Price: 2.5m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS835. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com View Talay Residence - These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with builtin wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European k i t c h e n , l a rg e b a l c o n y 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: email@example.com. www.pattayajomtien-property.com City Garden Pattaya - Central Pattaya. 75sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Fully-Furnished w/ European Kitchen. SALE 5,700,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com
City Garden Pattaya Central Pattaya. 77sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, FullyF u rn ish e d w/ Eu ro p e a n Kitchen. SALE 5,500,000 THB or RENT 50,000THB/ mo. Thai Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com Park Royal 2 - Beautiful 1 bedroom w/ sea view in Pratumnak. 85sqm. Fully-furnished. FOR SALE 5,690,000 THB or RENT40,000THB/mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com Park Royal 3 - Pratumnak. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 balcony. Fully-furnished w/ European Kitchen and pool view. FOR SALE6,500,000 THB or RENT 70,000THB/ mo. 1-yr. rental 40,000THB/ mo. Foreign name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. email@example.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 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SALE! City Garden Pattaya - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 108sqm. Furnished w/ pool view, Thai Name. 8,100,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. email@example.com
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Condos for Rent
(ptmcfr-rp1714) 60 Square Meters, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and 3 balconies with direct sea view, 9th floor. 15,000 baht/month. Call 081 754 9008 (ptmcfr-jk1814) PattayaJomtien, New Studio, 26 sqm, quiet, 700m from beach, first letting, jet stream pool, fitness, gym, balcony, garage, Wi - F i . 1 0 , 0 0 0 B / m o n t h ; owner 092 753 9309 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: email@example.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.
co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0689) 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338) FOR RENT – Small Studio in Central Pattaya, 32sqm.400metres from Big C Extra, 5minutes to Pattaya beach.7,000THB/ mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org The Residence Condo Jomtien – 3bedroom, 3 bath, 2 balconies, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 150sqm area. 6-month rental: 65,000THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232/ eliteproperties. email@example.com The Residence Condo Jomtien – 1bedroom, 2 bath, 1 balcony, city view, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 80.2sqm area. 36,000THB/ mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org The Residence Condo 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. email@example.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, fullyfurnished, 26sqm area. Walking distance to shops and the beach.25,000THB/ mo.1-year rental 12,000THB/ mo. or FOR SALE 1,700,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. email@example.com Park Royal 2 - 45sqm Studio located in Pratumnak. Fully-furnished w/ Sea view. 40,000THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 20,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 2,890,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golf course 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: email@example.com 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
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Welcome Staff. Interested call Mr Danny at 081 949 8702 (ptm-sb1114)Kitchen Manager (Foreign). Required for busy English pub. Experience in all aspect of the kitchen essential. Good salary plus bonus. Please send your detail or C.V to thehornbar@hotmail. com Experienced Sales Person / Customer Service Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work i n a p r o p e r t y i n d u s t r 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. Urgent! Experienced Wa i t r e s s Wa n t e d f o r International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.
apartment building or can do small exclusive pool villa development. Price reduced: 12.95m Bt. Website Ref: LAND164. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Bang Saray - A 538 tw plot just 300m from the beach, ideal for luxurious 5-Star pool villas. Price: 17m Bt. Website Ref: LANDxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com
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 y o t a C o r o l l a A l t i s Automatic 1.8 G Model latest shape 2002 champagne gold tan leather interior, 2 air bags, walnut dash, alloy wheels top model. 1 owner from new. Only 230,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539
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Our Community The 3Rs Activities for Sustainable Development at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G While participating in Accor’s CSR Planet 21 project and embracing Earth Day, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G and its employees have implemented a set of 3Rs activities designed to raise awareness of sustainable development and environmental care. Led by Sophon Vongchatchainont, general manager, and his executives, the 3Rs activities – Reuse, Reduce and Recycle – united the employees of all departments to drive a special event throughout the day. Each aspect involves environmental care and addresses the question of sustainable and healthy consumption. The first R depicts ‘Reuse’ an action that involves the reusing of meeting and function backdrops as wall-pots.
The reused wall-pots were cleverly designed and positioned upon matching white zoning walls and contain flowers and other greeneries, in contrast with their stark concrete background. For the second R, ‘Reduce’, the G Team came up with the idea of providing healthy, trustworthy organic herbs. The plantation is situated in the garden at the entrance pathway behind the Pool Lanai building and shows the nursery beds for the next generation of cultivation. Three herbs – chili, fingerroot (Chinese ginger) and basil – are carefully taken care of by three different departments – food and beverage, administration and room division. As for the last R, organic
fertilizer was implemented to represent ‘Recycle’. Since the consumption from all food and beverage outlets including the staff canteen generates leftovers, the G Team chose to recycle all wet garbage and leftovers to provide organic fertilizer for the hotel’s garden maintenance. This organic fertilizer helps the hotel cut the cost of buying chemical
70th anniversary of VE Day Events across the UK and the rest of Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of VE Day – the end of World War Two on the continent. A two-minute silence was held at London’s Cenotaph to mark the moment Winston Churchill announced that the war with Germany was over, and more than 200 beacons were lit around the UK. There were street parties across the UK when Germany surrendered on 8 May 1945, bringing to a close six years of war. And here in Thailand at the home of The Royal British Legion Tropical Bar
fertilizer, in addition to being environmentally friendly. As the Accor CSR Planet 21 project concerns continual sustainable development, the 3Rs implementations will be regularly taken of care by the G Team in order to pass on and emphasize the importance of sustainability and environmental care.
by Rodney Charman
Daily 06:30 (English) Sunday 08:30 (Thai), 10:00 (English)
Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads in Soi Khao Noi, members and friends of the legion commemorated the end of
the Second World War with a raffle plus bangers and mash. 3,200 baht was made
for the 2015 poppy appeal. Well done to the team for a great afternoon.
60 underprivileged children enjoy free eco‐adventure tour Flight of the GibbonTM zip-line eco‐adventure tours hosted 60 underprivileged children for a day of free touring at their Chiang Mai location in Mae Kampong, Thailand. The company
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hosts hundreds of children each year as part of their commitment to provide education and experiences for the least privileged members of each community where locations are based.
ZOE Children’s Home in Chiang Mai was the first group hosted in 2015 at the Mae Kampong village tour location, approximately one hour outside of Chiang Mai. A group of 60 adventurers, including adult supervisors, successfully completed more than 5 kilometres of zip-lines, which includes the longest single zip-line in Asia (800 metres, or approximately one‐half mile long). “The costs of operating a children’s home for 70 children of all ages is considerable,” said a ZOE staffer. “We certainly could
not afford to give our children such a wonderful experience on our own. Being given a free pass to Flight of the Gibbon made our youth feel like VIPs. They were blessed to do something that they probably would never have had the opportunity to do. This is something these children haven’t always felt in their lives.” According to Dan Wallace, Flight of the Gibbon spokesperson, “We hope that though the children’s feet are now firmly on the ground that their spirits, dreams and imaginations will continue to soar to greater heights.”
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Youth Focus Children should be seen but not heard
by Peter Hartnell For hundreds of years the adage “children should be seen but not heard” largely dominated ideas about the role of the child in education. Stemming largely from a distortion of John Locke’s empirical philosophy, the child was deemed to come into the world with a mind like a “table rasa” or blank sheet of paper. The role of the child during learning was seen as entirely passive; the
teacher was charged with filling this “empty vessel” with knowledge. During this process children are portrayed as passive objects, unable to reflect on their experiences in school and certainly without any views or constructive contributions to make towards their own or others education. For a long time children were the voiceless, the powerless and the dispossessed, there to be seen but not heard. Today, this view of the nature of a child’s mind has been almost totally discredited, and the emergence of constructivist psychology, especially in the work of Piaget and Vygotsky in education, now place the views, opinions and experiences of the child
at the very heart of the educative process. Listening to the “pupil’s voice” is now considered central to progressive education. Indeed, so central has it become that a child’s right to be heard is one of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’s four basic principles. It is almost unthinkable today to envisage an organisation such as a school where transparency, democracy, openness and
accountability are not evident in policies and practices and where participation by pupils is not encouraged and where they are not empowered. Almost every school has a vision and a mission statement which often makes lofty claims; our own proudly asserts its intention “to instill in our students the curiosity, wisdom and compassion that will assist them to help create a more just and peaceful world order, through intercultural understanding and respect.” This inevitably involves developing in our pupils' critical thinking skills, respect for evidence, empathy and tolerance towards others, giving primacy to logical and reasoned argument, accepting responsibility and
making moral choices. The kind of pupils, societies and world we want to see in the future are being built today in our schools. Encouraging pupils to actively participate in bodies such as school councils are a necessary first step. For the past three years, Tara Pattana International School has had a thriving school council. Organised by teacher Barry Arnold, Key Stage 3 coordinator, the council comprises elected students from Years 4 to 7. The constitution explicitly states that the council was established “in order to give a voice and representation to all students and to promote the goals set forth in the vision and mission of Tara Pattana International School,”… and further, “to practice the art and science of democracy”. Every member is required “to maintain a high standard of ethical and moral conduct”. The school council meets at least twice a month and we are happy that its members appear to get involved in almost every area of the school’s activities, from the usual observations made by most school councils on the food available in the cafeteria, to projects to raise money for charities. The minutes of every school council meeting are sent to the senior management team for discussion, and they, in turn, often raise issues at governing body meetings. Being involved in a student council also benefits students. Reports suggest that by being involved, pupils build up team work skills and improve their communication. They have increased self-esteem
and confidence and have higher motivation. They much more willingly take on responsibility and learn to care for younger pupils and cooperate more with administrators. One of the main advocates of furthering the pupil's voice in education as a genuine means of learning about students' views, experiences and opinions as well as fostering the kind of involvement and participation we all want to see in our students, was Professor Donald McIntyre, described in his obituary in the Independent as a “Pioneering educationalist.” Latterly Emeritus Professor of Education at Cambridge University, Donald McIntyre was my M.Ed. and PhD supervisor while I was a
student at Stirling University. He always encouraged his students to form and to articulate their own views and opinions and disseminate them as widely
A lucky student from Garden International School (GIS) won a VIP lunch for herself and her friends. The Year 9 student won a prize at the school’s Christmas Fun Day. As a result the school’s Prefects dressed up as waiters and waitresses – complete with French beret and moustaches –
as possible. He may not now be seen, but his voice is still heard. Peter Hartnell is head teacher at Tara Pattana International School.
by Mark Beales
and delivered a silver service lunch to the student and two of her friends. The students chose from a specially-crafted menu, enjoyed pre-meal mocktails, and then tucked into pizza and ice cream. Mark Beales is IB Coordinator and English teacher at Garden International School.
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Youth Focus Emotional Intelligence: Driver of success by Sunel Visser
Intelligence Quotient (IQ) has previously been seen as the primary determinant of success. Teachers, parents and students still attach much value to a high IQ and an excellent school report. According to Kendra Cherry, author of ‘The Everything Psychology Book’, this approach is (perhaps) too narrow to fully encompass the wide range of human abilities and knowledge. Cherry indicates that IQ is still recognized as an important element of success, but that this is not the only determinant of life success. Instead, it is part of a complex array of influences that includes emotional intelligence (EI). The concept of EI began to emerge in the 1990s, with the publication of Daniel Goleman’s book ‘Emotional Intelligence’. EI is the ability to recognize one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. People skills, personality characteristics and the ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead is generally more important than a good IQ. Susan Clandillon, a communications officer at European Social Network, says the following: “Being aware of and being able to manage your emotions is key to the development of emotional intelligence, as this will lead to a wider understanding of other people’s emotional responses and will allow you to empathise with them. Emotional intelligence spans skills such as influence, persuasion, self-management and initiative. In terms of employers recruiting for graduate level roles, increasingly they are looking for soft skills such as ability to learn on
the job, listening and verbal communication, creative responses to setbacks and a motivation to progress in one’s career.” A recent article in Time Magazine summarizes it as follows: “Decades of research now point to EI as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90 percent of top performers have high EI.” According to Linda Lantieri, an
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Garden International School (GIS) has held a whole school assembly to say goodbye to its oldest students. The main hall was packed as everyone came together to wish these students the best for the future. The students are currently finishing their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Year 13. They will then leave to go to
leading universities all around the world. IB students who are in their first year made a guard of honour and let off streamers as the Year 13 students entered the hall. Many of the students have studied at GIS for many years, so it was also a chance to look back at some old photos and videos and celebrate everything they have achieved here.
internationally known expert in social and emotional learning, it is possible to develop a child’s EI. She mentions that a growing body of research suggests that helping children develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. The education website Mamasmiles.com describes several ways to improve emotional and social intelligence in children. Activities like free play, pretend play, being in nature, “slow days”, the exploration and labelling of emotions, good manners, eye contact and kindness are important for the development of a child’s EI. Children learn through healthy family
interactions! When parents get upset, they watch to see how parents express those emotions. When children see parents navigating stress in a healthy way, they are more likely to respond healthily to stress in their own lives. We are conditioned with the idea that students must get the highest qualified teachers so that they can be equipped with knowledge and academic skills, but pre-schoolers and toddlers need teachers with other skills. EI forms the basis for the development of the whole child and, eventually, emotionally stable and successful adults. Sunel Visser is a kindergarten teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.
Second Swimming Pool for GIS! by Mark Beales A second swimming pool has opened at Garden International School (GIS). The junior pool is now open and being used by our primary students. Several other new additions have also been made to the pool area – there is now a grandstand for the school’s main pool, so visitors can watch swimmers in the shade. A new PE room
under the grandstand and new, modern changing rooms have also been provided. This is a great new addition, which means GIS can continue to develop its already-strong swimming programme. Mark Beales is IB Coordinator and English teacher at Garden International School.
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Local Sports Suthon Yampinid crowned 2015 Thailand Optimist National Champion
PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society by Peter Blackburn Woody Wins Easily! It was a welcome return to the “Monkey Course” after several months and our four groups were all looking forward to the challenge. The weather was fine and hot and the course in pretty good shape although the notorious Bangpra greens were considerably slower than normal which suited quite a few of us. Our first group teed off the first 15 minutes early at 9:45 am and even though we were held up several times by a Korean group in front we still managed to get round in the very good time of three hours and 50 minutes. In only his second game back after several months in Australia it was Frank “Woody” Donnelly who stole the show, winning with an excellent 41 points. In second place your writer,
At the presentation party hosted on the lawn of the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the perennial championship trophy was presented to Suthon Yampinid (centre) by Rear Admiral Sunan Monthardplin(left), Race Committee, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and President of Junior Sailing Squadron, and Mark Tchelistcheff (right) who won two consecutive national titles back in 1977 and 1978 (the second and third year of the championship). The Thailand Optimist National Championship is the pinnacle of competitive youth sailing in Thailand. The second oldest sailing trophy in the Kingdom, the championship is celebrating its 40th year and has a special place in the hearts of Thai sailors. Incorporated as part of the annual Top of the Gulf Regatta, the national championships are raced over three days off Ocean
Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, with a maximum of nine races making up the series. Top five results in Optimist A fleet Suthon Yampinid (THA), 6pts Voravong Rachrattanaruk (THA), 17pts Kamonchanok Klahan (THA), 23pts Muhammad Fauzi (MAS), 29pts
Muhammad Dhiauddin (MAS), 32pts Top five results in Optimist B fleet Panot Lisahapanya (THA), 69pts Prom Prompicharn (THA), 80pts Jade Given (EST), 81pts Patrick Ledout (NED), 84pts Suchanaree Detthosapon (THA), 85pts
Mick Coghlan Dominates at Crystal Bay by Derek Brook
Peter Blackburn, came second with 36 points, 2 points ahead of Christian Boysen in third place, and Gerd Riedler finished fourth on 33 points. Results: 1st – Frank Donnelly (24) – 41 points 2nd – Peter Blackburn (15) – 36 points 3rd – Christian Boysen (15) – 34 points 4th – GerdRiedler (9) – 33 points NTP 8th – Jack Grindvold LFP Frank Donnelly Boysen is Back! We just had a small number of starters for this week’s game at Phoenix but most of us were treated to transportation to and from the course in our brand new Toyota Commuter 10-seater minivan and new vehicle smell was there for all to enjoy. We had a late tee time and the course
Big winner Mick Coughlan (L) is accused of running away with the competition by Mike O'Brien (R) This Friday the ever faithful gathered at BJ’s Lodge for some fine grub, brew, and a check of the day’s agenda. Today Crystal
Bay was on the rotation. There was some hope that being close to the water might make the day a little cooler, or at least spare us the
rain that is common farther inland this time of year. After filling up the golfers and the cars, 18 hopefuls made the trip.
Crystal Bay is in fine condition, especially when considering the price. Just 1050 baht to walk including caddie for PSC members. Fairways were pretty good and the greens fine, though strangely most greens have two kinds of grass though it doesn’t affect putting. The weather to start was oppressively hot, but then clouds rolled in, lots of thunder and distant lightening, and then – nothing! The golf course stayed dry and the day
was quite busy so an early tee off was out of the question and we sent our first group off a couple of minutes early at 11 am. The weather was once more looking ominous with dark clouds and thunder not too far away and after four holes down came the rain so the drink station before the Mountain 5 tee soon was crowded with sheltering golfers. After about 30 minutes the rain eased off somewhat so we continued in rather unpleasant conditions for golf and it was another five holes before the rain stopped but the golf course did drain quite quickly. The conditions were not conducive to good golf but at least we were out there competing and we managed to finish in four hours and 45 minutes which included the half-hour stop. Christian Boysen was the top “water baby” on the day and finished in first place with 34 points, three points ahead of Steve Truelove in second spot, and Oddur Olafsson was third with 29 points. Results: 1st – Christian Boysen (15) – 34 points 2nd – Steve Truelove (9) – 31 points 3rd – Oddur Olafsson (13) – 29 points LFP Ocean 9 – Gary Williams The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. Breakfast is now available at The Phantom Bar from 7:30 am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to email@example.com.
turned mercifully cooler. As scores rolled in it was apparent that something special was happening. A full 8 out of 18 golfers beat their handicap, many significantly. In fourth place Ted Morris (14) won on countback with 38 points. Pity Mark West and Dave Nicholson, who also got 38 points, left emptyhanded. Tom McDowell (21) edged those out with 39 points. Then Mike O’Brien (19) scored an
impressive 40 points. That should be enough for an easy win, right? Not even close. The day belonged to Mick Coghlan (23) with a near lifetime best round of a massive 45 points! Rumors that his handicap will change from 23 to 2.3 are unconfirmed. What an amazing day and big congratulations to Mick! Near pins: Graham Buckingham, Barry Elphick, Brian Parish (2) Very long putt: Barry Elphick
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Local Sports PSC Ray Rogers 9th & Final Memorial Tournament Scramble by Derek Brook The legend continues and gains strength as the years go by. When Ray went to the ‘Great Golf Course in The Sky’, his nephew Gary declared that he will keep it going as long as he can, till at least Ray would have been 100 years old. That being this year it is probable this will be the last, but as Gary and Dave said “One never knows’. Fully supported by his friends, this has been a remarkable competition, and on this day we had a very full turnout that even made the organisers ponder a little on its future. However for now it was the last. Dave Richardson continues to be the strength of the organisation side, supported by his team, and supported as usual by The Scribe the ever faithful recorder. The friends of Papa Ray and Gary rally around and many old faces come out of hiding. Particular thanks go to Bjarne and his family from The Cafe Kronberg who provide the buffet food which went down particularly well this year with the hungry golfers, all who did justice to a fine spread.
Gary is the major sponsor and every year throws himself into the day by providing his house for the event, sponsoring the many prizes, and being the ever respectful host, and I am certain his uncle Ray would be most proud of him. From all who take part and fondly remember Ray, our thanks to Gary for his continuing commitment. Gary, despite health issues, made the major commitment, and the trip, for this the last of the theses days, and provided all the players with a very nice carry bag. I thank Gary for his tremendous efforts over the years, his uncle Ray would have been very proud of him. Onto the day and Dave had slaved away as he usually does to get together a number of groups and zoomed about raising additional bits and pieces to make the day a success. A day such as this does not just happen and Dave was out and about for some time previous. On this day with carry bags for all the golfers and fine prizes, Gary and Dave surpassed themselves.
The day started with all turning up at Plutaluang, and a great deal at present, and playing off either the North or West as we had a two tee start. This 18 holes is, as all who play there know, a really difficult 18 holes. The course as such was in very good condition, this 18 holes is not the most esthetically pleasing but a real test it is. I must also say that these days it is very well maintained and the fairways are well manicured and the greens well looked after and run fast and true. All commentated on how good the course was especially the greens which were true and fast. On this day the course was as ‘The Admiral’ wanted it, in very fine condition for the day but a real test. This was also a very hot day and this made for an excellent if hot round. The restaurant at this course is probably the best value of any course. It has inherent advantages in that it is on a military base, but it has to be said the food is usually very good and well priced and the views are exceptional. Worth a visit. Mind with
the food at Gary’s beckoning most sat and had a beer until the results were in and then a quick drive back. You can always tell where the house is, the cars are parked all down the road, and through the gates the tables are set out and the beer is flowing. The beer this year was not in ‘The Well’ but in coolers on the back of a pickup, and it worked well. The food was laid out well and the beef from the spit in particular was cooked well and was especially tasty. The tables were full of hungry golfers filling up on cold beer and good food. Dave meantime was beavering away on the results but was not missing out on the cold beer and food, then it was time for the presentation and as Emcee Dave was soon underway. Firstly he thanked all who helped him, and paid particular attention to Gary who gave of his house for the day and so heavily sponsored the day. He also thanked Tiger Line and Pattaya City Golf for assistance with the fine prizes and PSC who helped with the lucky
draw. Then it was into the presentation. Firstly Dave gave out the technical prizes, reported below, and then onto the team winners. In fifth place with a net 59.5 was the team of Mark West, Bob Britton, Brian Parish and Paul Alford. In fourth place with a net 58.7 was the team of Mike Winfield, Stuart Rifkin, Paul Avery and Graham Rice. Losing on countback to in third place also with a net 58.7 was the team of Trevor Loresch, Clive Robinson, Bob Rasmussen and Kris Helgasson. In second place
with a net 57.8 was the team of Derek Brook, Bob Watson, Mashi Kaneta and Maurice Roberts. So to the winners and with a fine 57.5 the winners were Alan Duffs, Colin Simpson, Phil Laurie and Kevin Macintosh. Fine round and well played. With the presentations over it was time for Dave’s lucky draws and all went home with something. Then the pickup was emptied and all went home. TTFN. Near Pins: Russell Exley, Graham Rice, Mike O’Brien, Jack Levy Long Put: Maurice Roberts, Phil Bystrom
Stuvik completes his first GP3 race weekend The Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit De CatalunyaBarcelona was the setting of Sandy Stuvik’s first ever raceweekend in the competitive GP3 series. Racing alongside Formula 1, the GP3 series is one of the top feeder-series to the pinnacle of motorsport. Being in the same paddock as the Formula 1 teams, all the young drivers get a sniff of what life would be like as an F1 driver. “Being this close to F1 is a really special feeling. You feel that this is the real deal and you
are closer than ever to the lifelong dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver,” says Stuvik, the 20-year-old driver from Thailand. On Friday afternoon the GP3 cars get their first taste of the circuit for the weekend. The final GP3 series pre-season test took place at this circuit just two weeks ago. Sandy felt quite pleased with the car’s balance in the session. The drivers will have to work with their teammates and engineers to figure out the best possible set-up and
strategy to ensure a top spot for the qualifying and eventually the race. Early on Saturday morning, the rumble of the GP3 cars woke up the circuit and are the first cars on track for what will be a busy day. Sandy qualified in 18th place, with a lap time of 1.36.534. Pole position was by Luca Ghiotto with a 1.35.469, just over a second ahead. The Thai driver will start his first GP3 race after Formula 1 qualifying in the afternoon. With Formula 1
qualifying finished the GP3 cars took to the circuit Saturday afternoon, and at 17:20 Spanish local time, the race began. Sandy had an exciting time for the first few laps with lots of position changes. After a couple of laps the race settled down as everyone began to focus on tire management for the end of the race. This being something completely new for the Thai driver, he was pleased to finish the race in 10th place. Unfortunately Sandy received a post-race penalty for overtaking under safety car. The second race of the weekend would take place the next morning. The Thai driver had a long debrief with the team and his teammates to best prepare for the next race. Come Sunday morning it was race day for Formula 1 at the Spanish Grand Prix, however, for Stuvik in GP3, Sunday would be the second race of the weekend. Sandy and the team examined yesterday’s race lap-by-lap to ensure that they had a competitive car for Sunday’s race. Starting from 18th on the grid after the penalty,
Sandy was aiming for a good start and a steady race, in order to fight for position at the end. The race began and Sandy immediately got to work to secure a higher position. Much the same as in the first race, the drivers had to conserve their resources in the middle of the race to make sure they were in a fighting position at the end of the race. Sandy did the same, but this time got the tire management wrong and tire grip started dropping off towards the
end, finishing the race with a 17th position. The next race for the Thai driver will be at Red Bull Ring in Austria from the 19th - 21st of July. Before then, Stuvik will have a simulator session with his team Status GP in order to be fully prepared for this race. Sandy Stuvik races for The Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand.
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You & Your Pets On the road with Felix and Fido Many of us take our pets everywhere—driving to the beach, going on holiday, visiting friends, even going shopping. While dogs—and many cats—usually love the adventure of riding along with us, we must recognize that traveling in cars can be dangerous for our furry friends. Lacking some basic precautions, loose pets inside of vehicles can pose a deadly distraction for drivers; unrestrained pets can become hazards themselves during an accident. Here are some tips for the road… • Introduce your cat or dog to car travel when it is still young. First take a few short treks, then work your way up to longer trips. • Be sure that all ID tags are up to date and properly affixed to your pet’s collar. • Never leave pets unattended inside of vehicles, particularly here where cars can heat up fast in Pattaya’s blistering sun – even with the windows cracked. • Always properly restrain, contain or crate your pets inside of your vehicle prior to your
trip. Consider buying a speciallydesigned pet seatbelt, carrier or barrier. • Never allow pets to sit on your lap or remain in the front seat while you drive. • Never allow pets to stick any portion of their bodies out the window. We recognize that most dogs love to stick their noses out of open windows (yet they hate it when you blow in their faces), but the wind can seriously irritate the animal’s mucous membranes and blow grit and debris into their eyes. • Do not transport pets in the bed of a pickup truck. Not only could your pet injure itself, it also could cause an accident. • Do not leash your pet inside a
truck bed even when parked. It can be strangled or subjected to fierce weather. Again, our sun poses a real danger, heating the truck’s metal floor enough to burn a pet's paws. Also, a dog or cat left sitting in the broiling sun without water or shade may suffer from heat stroke.
You probably are familiar with health measures related to family members, but do you know what issues are important to your pet’s well-being? This Pattaya Today feature may help answer some common questions.
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/
Bill and Ben
These two handsome and friendly brothers did go to a new home together last year, but sadly their owner had to go away and couldn't take them with him. So they are back here waiting to be chosen again.
This fine-looking young man sadly has no eyes but please don't think that that hinders him at all. He can run and play just like all the other cats here. His new home would have to have a secure garden for him to play in.
This handsome boy has been with us for a while now, he was rescued from the grounds of Pattaya Immigration, hence the name. He is very shy of strangers but is very loving as soon as he gets to know you; a patient new owner will be needed for him.
This happy, healthy-looking, big ginger boy has been with us for what seems to be ages. Sadly he is such a big boy now he is not always on the normal "shopping list" of the average adopter who invariably chooses his younger friends before him.
Get Moving Exercise is important for you as well as your pets, but you may have to encourage your dog or cat to take part in physical activities. Regular exercise not only will help keep your pet physically fit and mentally healthy, it also will help channel aggressive and destructive behavior. Staying active also burns up calories and increases muscle mass and cardiovascular strength. When it comes to canines, individual exercise needs vary based on breed, sex, age, and level of health, but a couple of walks around the block every day is probably not enough – especially if your pooch is an adolescent or a member of the sporting, herding, hound, or terrier breeds. So get into jogging with your best friend, play fetch with a ball or Frisbee, or find some other activity to provide him with vigorous exercise. If your cat has become sluggish or fat—or shows signs of lethargy except when running to the food
Cats for You in Pattaya
Cat Corner Tip New-Born Kittens
dish when you serve her dinner, it’s up to you to engage her in supervised fun and games. Always start slow, and limit beginning sessions to five minutes or so.
Going to the Dogs... The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can't afford to keep a yes-man. ~Robertson Davies
When first born, kittens should not be handled except when absolutely necessary for the first three days of life. After that, it’s a good idea to handle them every day. It’s important that they bond to human scent and human handling—especially during weeks three through seven. The prime window for socialization is up until seven weeks. The secondary period is until 12 weeks, and the tertiary period is until six months. During the first, second, or third choices, we should be doing everything we’re going to do with this cat in its lifetime. So if the cat will be going on trips, get it used to car rides from the time it’s a tiny kitten. If you have many visitors, then expose the kitten to other people during these periods. The same with anything that you want your cat to be comfortable with later in life. This is your window of opportunity.
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1. Different ones 2. Key lime ___ 3. Actress Samms 4. Legal documents 5. Clothes 6. “Present!” 7. Watched 8. High-end Honda 9. Participate (2 wds.) 10. Cook slowly 14. Stereo knob (abbr.) 16. Stretched out 19. Obedience school command 21. World’s third-largest island 22. North Pole workers 23. Final 25. Volcanic substance 27. Wearing clothes 28. Auto’s beeper 29. Director Kazan 30. Sleet’s kin 34. Rental ad abbr.
1. Page for viewpoints (hyph.) 5. “Mack ___ Knife” 8. One at ___ (2 wds.) 9. “Pal ___” 10. Plan 11. Wicked giant 12. Calendar abbr. 13. Counseled 15. Goes astray 17. Daughter’s brother 18. Hornets 20. Defame 24. Boundary 26. Lopez’s theme 27. Speedy feline 31. Camper’s vehicles (abbr.) 32. Entertainer Falana 33. January birthstone 35. Extremely dry 36. Imitates 37. Heredity initials 38. Besides
Solution Issue 16 1. What is the second word of Psalm 23? 2. Who became British prime minister in 1945? 3. Who played Houdini in the 1953 movie of that name? 4. Who played Kirk Douglas’ father in the movie The Vikings? 5. Which British PM introduced the Citizen’s Charter? 1. Lord; 2. Clement Attlee; 3. Tony Curtis; 4. Ernest Borgnine; 5. John Major.
WHAT’s the WORD? new
Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A set of instructions that tells a computer how to perform a specific task. First letter: P Answer: __________ 2. Definition: A single entry in a discussion group or newsgroup. An __________ can be a response to a previous __________.” First letter: A Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Transferring a new program to a computer's permanent storage (e.g., hard disk) and performing any necessary configuration or administration. First letter: I Answer: __________ 4. Definition: A flow of electrons in an electrical conductor (electricity strength or rate of movement is measured in amperes). First letter: C Answer: __________ 5. Definition: Set of values which honor an individual, culture, or set of object. First letter: R Answer: __________
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Answers: 1. Program; 2. Article; 3. Install; 4. Current; 5. Respect.
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