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Pattaya rail project delayed “by years”

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opes that a high-speed railway from Rayong to Bangkok, stopping at Pattaya, have taken a back seat after official preference was given to the 250-kilometre-per-hour Chiang Mai to Bangkok route. Thailand’s military government has announced that there will be a joint project with Japan to link the northern Thai city with the metropolis. The line will be 715 kilometres long and is scheduled to open in 2019 at an initial cost of 400 billion baht. The formal agreement between the two countries was signed earlier this month in Tokyo. Although Japan has expressed interest in the Rayong to Bangkok route, there is no specific memorandum of cooperation and the offer from Tokyo is still being studied by Thailand’s transport authorities. In general terms, Thailand and Japan have agreed to work together to develop and upgrade the railway system and to improve connectivity within the corridor linking Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Low interest loans from Japan are a vital element of these plans.

Effectively, the decision pushes back into the next decade any prospect of an improved Rayong to Bangkok rail link. It had been hoped that the high-speed connection linking Rayong and Pattaya with the capital would be an important step in helping to solve the Eastern Seaboard’s transport woes. But it is not even clear that the eventual rail link will include a scheduled stop at Pattaya. Critics say that the current rail station, just off Siam Country Club Road, is too far out of town to be an effective hub. There has been speculation that a monorail could be built to connect Pattaya railway station with downtown areas as well as Jomtien. However, there has been no detailed planning or costing and the whole issue appears to have faded from prominent debate. The monorail plan was in any case opposed by the proprietors of many small businesses in Central Pattaya who feared the loss of income if fewer people were walking the streets. Defenders of the monorail idea say that the plan would reduce the number of vehicles on Pattaya’s roads.

Hopes of infrastructure improvement in Pattaya are now centered on the Sukhumvit underpass which is scheduled for completion in 2018 and is expected to provide a clear run for traffic not intending to venture into Central Pattaya or the beach areas. Company spokespersons say that the work is proceeding according to schedule, although critics point to the winddown of digging activity every weekend. Traffic jams on city roads have noticeably increased since Sukhumkvit lane closures were introduced. Meanwhile, the Thai Cabinet has approved an investment of 1.8 billion baht by the Ports Authority to expand Laem Chabang deepwater seaport, situated 25 kilometres north of Pattaya. This will include the expansion of the port’s basic infrastructure and investment on major lifting and logistical equipment. Laem Chabang is the busiest port in Thailand and the 22nd busiest in the entire world. It also hosts 200 industrial companies and an ExxonMobil refinery.


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Robbery at gas station

A man using a restroom at a Naklua petrol station was knifed several times by two men who stole his gold necklace and an expensive Buddha image. Pattarachai Suk-udom, 27, said he was attacked without provocation by two masked men whom he could not identify. He was sent to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where he was said to be comfortable and improving.

Teenagers throwing bombs in Pattaya

A group of teenagers on motorbikes threw bombs at tourists near the entrance of Pinky White Condominium, Soi 4, Pratumnak Road. Police found one handmade bomb on the road and another 50 meters away. Chonburi Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit was called to investigate and get rid of the bomb that did not exploded. Pichit Laotaew, 52, security guard, reported seeing a group of teenagers riding two motorbikes. They threw two bombs at group of teenagers walking to the beach, one exploded and the other did not.

Victim shocked by attack and robbery A middle-aged woman was attacked outside her home in North Pattaya and lost her belongings and her motorbike. Patarawadee Naidoo, 48, tried to phone the police station but was unable to get through to a human voice. She, therefore, went to a security guard’s office in Soi Nernplabwan for assistance. She was then taken to hospital where she remained in a state of deep shock. Police said they would examine CCTV tapes in the relevant area of town to see if they offered any light into the unpleasant occurrence.

Bruised corpse Short circuit found on beach led to demise

Police rushed to the beach in South Pattaya where a man was found dead. The body was taken for a detailed examination to Banglamung mortuary. The body was bruised with several cuts. A witness told investigators she had noticed the man sitting alone and became suspicious when he did not heed her calls. It is possible he had had a fatal heart attack or got into an argument with an unknown third party.

A Frenchman died in his Nongprue residence after taking a bath but with water coming from a faulty pump. Francois Poncet, 44 years and a businessman, tried to fix the water pump but sadly electrocuted himself during the repair process. His wife Kilame told investigators that she knew something was wrong when her husband had not emerged from the bathroom after two hours.


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Pattaya prepares master plan

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over a seminar to plan the resort’s future over the next 10 years. The plan, which will be presented to the Chonburi governor’s office, emphasized both public and private investment to support an ever-expanding, yet sustainable, greater Pattaya. In order for the city to attain a

world-class label, it would be necessary to concentrate on highend spenders from overseas. The diversification of the facilities of the resort, no longer being so dependent on nighttime entertainment, is expected to continue with the development of high-quality family venues and five-star accommodation.

Attempt to improve beach food

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh hosted a course at City Hall to show 250 beach vendors based in Pattaya and Jomtien how to prepare food in accordance with health and safety precautions.

There have been complaints that visitors were sick after eating food prepared by vendors and the purpose of the induction was to minimize that eventuality.

Anti-corruption Phoenix Gold pin handed out to invest

Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon presided over a ceremony at City Hall to hand out small pins to administrators, officials and others involved in local government services. The pin, designed to be worn on lapels or jackets, symbolize the determination of those individuals not to become involved in corrupt practices.

The owners of The Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club, one of the leading championship courses in Eastern Thailand, have just announced a major investment to redevelop the club in Pattaya. The club’s new owner, Chanya Swangchitr, signed agreements with course designer Pirapon Namatra to completely redevelop their Lakes course. Chanya also said that in 2016 they will launch Phoenix Gold Real Estate, developing luxury homes on 1,000 rai adjacent to the golf course.


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Chelsea success The Nong Nooch Garden and Resort team are cock-a-hoop after yet another gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in UK. The flower display, mainly orchids and bromeliads, by Nong Nooch has received the top award for the past six years in a row. Fake passport check Immigration authorities at Suvarnabhumi airport are delighted with the latest technology which enables officers to detect a false passport just by the press of a button. Nobody knows the total number of fake passports currently in use, but some estimates say the chances are that there will be at least one dodgy document per 1,000 visitors. Scandinavian delights Situated just at the corner of Soi 3, Jomtien Beach Road, the Akvavit Grill and Bar is the tops for Scandinavian fare. But not only that. There’s a Taco/Tex-Mex buffet every Friday from 6-10 pm for 385 baht with a 20 percent discount on beer and wine. Letter from Embassy If you have a new British passport and a retirement visa, you’ll need to obtain a letter from the British embassy before the immigration bureau will transfer the stamp from the old passport. This can be done, for free, by visit, post or email with full details on the British embassy website in Bangkok. Passport tips We hear that one of the biggest reasons why British passport applications are rejected is because the applicant has opened his mouth on the photo. The golden rule is to keep your mouth firmly closed and try to resist smiling. Unless it’s really a problem, don’t wear glasses at the photo stage as they tend to distort the image or cause a reflection.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Leamkitjakarn presided over the city’s celebration of World Environment Day which is sponsored by the United Nations under the theme “Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume

with Care”. The office of environmental protection in Pattaya released various marine animals into the sea including 20,000 fish, 20,000 squid and a similar number of crustaceans.

Council member hires teachers Banlue Kullawanich has donated the salaries of two extra teachers at Pattaya City School to cope with a shortage of instructors caused by budget problems. He deposited a cheque for 130,000 baht with school authorities. The two teachers in question are Piraporn and Apinya who teach respectively Thai and science. However, they have not yet passed all their examinations to become certified teachers.

Pattaya Floating Market “the tops”

Two bridge clubs Jomtien and Pattaya Bridge Club meets at Alto’s restaurant, Thappraya Road opposite Mr Mac’s Hotel, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1 pm start. They can usually find you a partner. The Dutch Bridge Club (you don’t need to be a Hollander) meets at Pattaya Garden Resort, North Road, Thursdays with a 12:30 pm start. They will find you a partner if they can. Both clubs operate their own website. Environmentally friendly Full marks to Banglamung District for training local fishermen on how to make artificial reefs for growing coral. Banglamung has about 160 kilometers of shoreline and is a source of aquaculture and fisheries with about 500 families dependent on the sea. Medical insurance All the advice is to take out medical cover in case you fall ill or suffer an accident in Paradise City. Problem is that most expats are over 60, with a dominant group over 70. They likely can’t get cover or, if they can, the premiums are likely to be exorbitant. Sooner or later, if you live long enough, mere mortals eventually become their own insurers. Nightly problems Some people believe that the main reason for Pattaya bars closing early is the fear of being stopped by the police on the way home with the looming possibility of a breath test. You can’t argue with the enforcement of drink-driving rules. The problem arises if the motorist is offered an on-the-spot 10,000 baht fine rather than indulging in bagblowing. Record breaker A luckless reader wants to share with you what he believes may be the longest road journey from Suvarnabhumi to Pattaya. The taxi from the airport faced a two-hour delay after encountering a serious motorway accident. South of Chonburi, the taxi then experienced a flat tire. The taxi driver found that the spare had a hole in it resulting in a further huge delay as all neighboring garages appeared to have closed for the night. The saga continued … But the total time taken for the journey was eight and a half hours.

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

Chinese tourists have voted Pattaya Floating Market the number one tourist attraction in Pattaya. The poll was conducted online throughout May and organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and King Power. Most respondents said in the comments section that the shopping opportunities were the greatest attraction.

The Whiffs return to Bangkok The Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s world-famous singing group, will perform in Bangkok for Sukosol Hotels next month. They will first perform at 8:30 pm on Friday, July 17 at Rattanakosin Lounge, The Sukosol. Ticket is 500 baht net with one standard cocktail or 1,500 baht net with cocktail and pre-show buffet dinner at Patummat International Restaurant. The following night, July 18, they will be on at 7:30 pm at Opium Den, The Siam. Prices start at 1,500 baht and include one hour free-flow cocktails and canapés. Afterwards, a 15 percent discount is offered at Chon Thai Restaurant and Deco Bar & Bistro.


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News 7 Four Bangkok landmarks Mental illness seminar named among Asia’s top 20 by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Over 100 doctors attended a conference hosted by the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya to update themselves on the latest treatments for mental illness and allied disorders.

Holiday Inn Pattaya recognized TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Four of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks were voted among the top 20 in Asia by travellers on the popular website TripAdvisor. In the TripAdvisor listings, the Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho (also known as Wat Phra Chettuphon) was fourth on the list of Asia’s 25 best landmarks, while the Grand Palace took sixth place. The symbol of Bangkok, Wat Arun (also known as the Temple of Dawn) came in

ninth, and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha, located within the Grand Palace) was listed at 15. The Traveller’s Choice Awards are based on millions of reviews, opinions and rankings of the website’s 60 million members. Many TripAdvisor members expressed the view that if tourists had not seen these important landmarks, they had not really experienced Bangkok.

Holiday Inn Pattaya has been recognized as aTripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The award for excellence in hospitality is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The Hall of Fame was created to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.


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Snap Judgment Traffic accident woes The usual approach to the awful number of traffic accidents in Thailand is to tinker with the law. In the last two years we have seen amendments to the Thai driving licence regulations, ostensibly to make the test harder, and a reduction in the permitted hours alcohol can be sold in retail outlets. Another recent proposal has been to license bicycle riders, a non-starter which would serve only to increase bureaucracy and open the way for more graft. The real problem is that Thai roads are amongst the most dangerous in the world. At least 16,000 people annually are killed in traffic accidents here and more than 300,000 injured. Globally, Thailand’s road-death figures are second only to Namibia in Africa – one of the least densely populated countries in the world – according to a study of international driving accidents by the University of Michigan. The research showed that there are 44 deaths per 100,000 population in Thailand, with the total in Namibia coming in at 45. Most likely to be killed or maimed in road accidents are pedestrians, bicycle riders and motor cyclists. According to the World Health Organization, 74 percent of those killed were users of two- or threewheel vehicles whilst 13 percent were drivers of four-wheelers with pedestrians amounting to eight percent. The WHO study also points out that speed limits on urban roads in Thailand are 60 or 80 km per hour, but there is very spasmodic enforcement of these restrictions by police authorities. Thailand also has a strict motorcycle helmet law. Academic research suggests that wearing a helmet can reduce the prospect of death by up to 40 percent. But most Thais wear a helmet only to avoid being fined rather than for reasons of health and safety. This may explain why motorcyclists are more likely to wear their helmets in the day rather than at night when police checks by the roadside are much rarer. The WHO study suggests that only about half of motorcycle drivers obey the law all the time whilst the figure for pillion passengers falls as low as 19 percent. Drink-driving laws in Thailand are quite strict with the amount of 0.05 grams per deciliter blood alcohol concentration for drivers. In April this year there were almost 3,500 traffic accidents over Songkran which were alcohol-related. The problem again is spasmodic law enforcement with roadside fines to boost police funds being seen as the paramount factor. As long as drivers think the chances of detection are low they are likely to be tempted to break the law. One country which has made much progress on these fronts is Nepal which, until 2011, had rules on drunk driving which were not properly enforced. Then the country introduced a zero tolerance policy of zero blood alcohol concentration and an army of traffic police with breathalysers which actually work. The emphasis is on the hours of darkness. Unlike in Thailand with its one-off crackdowns, it is virtually impossible in Katmandu to avoid the network of breath tests including weekends and holidays. For minor infringements of the law there is a fine system at busy police stations where the huge queues are certainly a disincentive to break the law. There are also mandatory lectures to attend. Because the police centrally keep a proportion of the fines, there is an incentive for them to prosecute offenders rather than simply accepting bribes. It is true that, at first, the owners of entertainment outlets and their customers complained about the restrictions. But they have petered out. Human beings are more likely to obey the law when the chances of punishment are high. The number of road accidents in Nepal has now fallen by almost three-quarters, much to the delight of housewives and parents who are relieved to see their loved ones returning home both sober and at an earlier hour. Other crimes such as gun fights and theft have also declined whilst there has been a boom in business for the taxi companies. The problem in Thailand is not awareness of the issues involved but a lack of determination to pursue a sustained policy. Courage and motivation are necessary within the police system to go beyond punishing the poorer motorcyclists and to curb the excesses of those higher up the social ladder in luxury vehicles who use their influence to avoid serious punishment or even to escape being charged altogether. Sadly, the ability of the rich in Thailand to avoid prosecution shows no sign of weakening and the National Council for Public Order, sadly, has announced that reform of the police system at the moment is too difficult for the government to contemplate, given its other pressing problems. It is sometimes said that the large number of traffic accidents in Thailand is inevitable. As farang involved in accidents are sometimes told in fatalistic terms, “There would have been no accident if you had not been there”. In fact there is no real reason why many of the deaths and injuries on Thailand’s roads cannot be avoided. If Nepal can achieve great success, so can this country. Provided, of course, the political will is there.

Pattaya crime rate down The monthly meeting of the Police Overseeing Commission heard that reported crime in the city had fallen by around 40 percent. The meeting, attended by the Pattaya mayor’s adviser, Krit Jiramongkol, concentrated on traffic crimes and problems which continued to be the source of many tourist complaints. Recent solutions by the police have included more roadside checks and mobile traffic police who could be sent to specific locations with problems.

Coral reefs made by man

Banglamung authorities held a training course for 500 families to learn the skills of building artificial coral reefs which are so beneficial to marine life. Most of the people

at the course were fishermen who were keen to increase fish stocks and to benefit the local community by extra income from underwater catches.

No injuries after break accident

Royal Cliff Beach Hotel receives Recommended Hotel certificate from Booked.net

A truck driver lost control and careered into a row of eight motorbikes on North Pattaya Road. A car was also damaged. The truck driver, Kamol Pasul, waited patiently for police to arrive and explained that he had repeatedly put his foot on the brake but nothing happened. Police said they would await an engineer’s report on the truck before taking the matter any further.

The World Hotel Awards 2015 by Booked.net recently verified the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel as a “Recommended Hotel” based on the value for money score, which was measured from over 3 billion unbiased guest reviews worldwide. The World Hotel Awards was established to provide travelers with lists of the best value-for-money accommodations worldwide. Royal Cliff Beach Hotel stood out from other properties by receiving a relatively high score based on the level of customer satisfaction collected from 18 global review sites gathered throughout 2014.

Deadly crash in Sattahip A motorbike was in collision with a 10-wheel truck on the arterial road into Sattahip leading to the death of two people. The driver and pillion passenger on the motorbike were killed outright, but the driver of the truck escaped injury. Jamreon Mungklankaew, 53 and the truck driver, said the motorbike was travelling at an excessive speed leading to the inevitable collision at a highway junction.


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Encouragement for solar power

As part of the campaign for sustainable energy, the government is urging householders to install solar cell systems on rooftops. The Energy Regulatory Commission and the Provincial Electricity Authority have now opened a one-stop-shop. There are full details at www.erc.or.th or by phone on 02 207 3599.

Tokyo in Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence A group of tourism officials from Japan visited the Dusit Thani Pattaya for a fact-finding tour about the many facilities which the resort has to offer. The hotel’s welcoming group was led by Larry Choi, director of revenue strategy and profitability, and Tanaphol Rodpinyo, director of corporate sales.

CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition opens for entries CBRE launches its global Urban Photographer of the Year competition, Cities at Work. Now in its ninth year, the competition continues to attract photographers from around the world. This year the contest challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them in an ever-changing global landscape. Entry is free and open to professional and amateur photographers. A unique element allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be rewarded with a luxury photo safari in exotic locations sponsored by CBRE. Prizes will also be awarded to regional winners in Europe, Asia and the Americas and for to 24 standout images representing each hour of the day. The competition is open until July 31. For full terms and conditions, visit www.cbreupoty.com.

Hilton Pattaya has been a w a rd e d a T r i p A d v i s o r ® Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year recognizing that the work and service performance of hotel team members is transforming into positive traveller experiences. “Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the Hall of Fame is a true source of pride for the entire team at Hilton Pattaya, and we would like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,”

said Rudolf Troestler, general manager, Hilton Pattaya. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of

Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya names new resident manager Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya appointmented a new resident manager, Miguel Maldonado. Miguel is an American national with over 10 years in the hospitality field. He has worked with various leading hotels, including The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island,

Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Texas, The RitzCarlton Guangzhou, China and Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is located directly on the exclusive Wong Amat North Pattaya Beach and is the first themed hotel in Thailand with a Lost World design and concept.

Miguel Angle Maldonado


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Q: Where can I obtain an official document which tells me exactly what extensions I can have on my visa and how much it costs? A: There have been several attempts to produce such a document but it tends to become out-of-date very quickly. It’s also true that, in many immigration matters, the officer dealing with you has broad discretion. It’s best to discuss your individual case with the Immigration Bureau or a competent agent. Q: What’s the main difference in paperwork between a visit visa to UK and a visa to get married over there? A: The marriage visa needs all the paperwork of a visit visa together with some extras which include a sponsorship form and a financial requirement form known as Appendix 2. Also you need proof of intention to marry, eg., letter from registry office or church. Printed invitations to the wedding are also useful. Q: My UK passport application seems to have got lost in Liverpool or somewhere. When I phoned the international helpline, they told me that I must quote the waybill number. What on earth is this? A: When you submitted your passport application at Trendy Office in Bangkok, the officer there gave you a receipt and the reference number of the DHL package was written at the bottom. It is this tracking number that the helpline wants to ensure that it really is you making the call.

The 14th Thailand Travel Mart Plus ended June 5 after a successful three days of business discussions, familiarisation tours and educational forums designed to raise the profile of the “2015 Discover Thainess” brand campaign, create more networking opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises, promote new provincial and regional destinations, and encourage interest in niche-market products. Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the country’s largest B2B travel trade show,

known officially as the TTM Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion, also saw the launch of a new strategy to better position Thailand as a Muslim Friendly Destination. TAT’s analysis of feedback in cooperation with Acorn Marketing and Research Consultants indicated high levels of satisfaction with the quality and diversity of the entire programme, the potential business expected to be generated as well as the pre- and postevent tours.

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Q: I have read that you can now get a visa to UK in just one day as long as you pay an extra 600 pounds. But won’t this let into the UK a lot of criminals? A: The extra 600 pounds is the fee for processing the application in 24 hours, not a guarantee of success. The application is subject to the same rules, regulations and discretion as any other. If the application is refused, you lose the lot. Q: I need to replace my British passport in Thailand, but I need my passport and don’t want to wait months without one. What can I do? A: You are confused here. You need to show your current passport but it is returned to you at the same meeting. This is also true of any original documentation you submit, eg., a UK driving licence or tax form etc. Only photocopies of your original papers are sent to UK, after Trendy Office has verified they have seen the originals.

Pattaya School Number 11 has opened a new campaign to encourage youngsters to read books. Director Jirasak Jitsom said the aim was to enable every student to read 16 books during one academic

New baby giraffe at zoo An African giraffe has given birth to a baby at the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm. There are already 12 giraffes in residence. The new arrival does not yet have a name. A competition is being held to come up with the best name and the winning entrant will receive 10,000 baht.

year. The school has set up an extensive library and will encourage youngsters to exchange reading material with their peer group as a way of promoting interest in good literature.


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The unique structure of Hilton Pattaya has become a well-known landmark along Beach Road since its opening some five years ago. Soaring 34 levels above Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping complex, it is distinctive in its design and matchless in its interior décor. Located on the 14th floor is their all-day-dining restaurant, Edge. With sweeping panoramic views of Pattaya Bay, dramatic floor to ceiling windows, zoned seating areas and a sensational terrace, Edge is one of the best restaurants in which to enjoy an impressive lunch buffet at a price that will make your wallet smile. Each of the seven days of the week is especially themed (B.520 net Monday to Thursday and B.580 net Friday and Saturday). All offer the same gourmet spread of buffet favourites but with an additional gastro twist. Monday is “Tex-Mex & More” offering BBQ ribs, tacos, chilli con carne, prawns, quesadillas and burritos. Tuesday is “Extended Tapas”, Wednesday is “Burgers, Salads and Sandwiches” featuring oven baked panini sandwiches, giant subs and bespoke burgers. Thursday’s theme is “Across Asia” with Chinese style dim sum, duck rolls, teppanyaki dishes and also a selection of Indian dishes. Friday is a “Pattaya Seafood 2.0” buffet where all manner of seafood is served hot or cold with lots of grilled to order items. Which brings us to Saturday’s “Weekend BBQ” where the addition of a selection of prime meats and sausages are grilled and cooked Churrasco style with a myriad of dipping sauces to complete the feast. Sunday is one of the hottest brunch spots in Pattaya. The Edge has been wowing brunch goers with its extraordinary spread of over 70 choices comprising regional favourites from the Mediterranean, India, Italy and Asia. So expect polar fresh seafood, pan-fried foie gras, pizzas, pastas, pastries, tarts and a decadent chocolate foundation with marshmallow sticks and fresh fruit. Mick and I were visiting on a Tuesday so we were looking forward to the extended tapas dishes. Our first foray was to the cold cuts and salad station. Here Parma

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Fun Day at Tara School Tara International School Pattaya hosted an afternoon of fun to strengthen the relationships among school, parents and students. Activities included lucky drawing, nail painting and violin and saxophone performances.

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HMAS Perth cocktail reception at Dicey’s The Navy League of the United States – Siam Council welcomed the officers and crew of the HMAS Perth (III), an Anzac Class frigate to be built by Tenix for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The first steel for Perth (III) was cut on August 23, 2000 and the keel was laid on July 24, 2003 and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on August 26, 2006. The Siam Council welcomed them with a free flow of cider and beer at heavily discounted prices as a show of support by the Dicey Reilly’s Irish pub for them. During the evening the Navy League – Siam Council exchanged plaques with the visiting ship. Everyone enjoyed a great evening of fellowship including resident Australians Rolf and Brenda Rienhart.


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California Wine Icon at Sheraton Pattaya Resort Sheraton Pattaya Resort delighted wine and food lovers with an exclusive wine dinner “A California Wine Icon” at the resort’s Elements Restaurant. The dinner featured wines from Beringer Vineyards, the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley, California. Executive Chef Pichit Plaibua created special dishes paired with carefully-selected wines from the most important California vineyards. The five-course dinner featured cured Hamachi paired with Founder Estate Chardonnay, roasted lamb loin paired with Classic Zinfandel, and slow-cooked Wagyu short rib beef paired with Founder Estate Merlot. Tomo Kuriyama, Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s general manager, welcomed guests and Andrea Picello, IWS Brand Executive – Spirit, introduced Beringer wines and provided complimentary bottles.


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Royal Cliff welcomes HRH Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya PangaVathanakul (centre), managing director, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (right) during her visit to the hotel to present the high vocational certificate to 575 graduates of Technology Laemchabang College.

A-One Hotel Pattaya welcomes New service app from Pattaya Chonburi vice governor Marriott Resort & Spa

Phuwanart Arunjit (left), Food & Beverage manager, and Natrchaporn Sukprasert (right), Front Office manager, welcomed Chaowalit Saeng-uthai (center),Chonburi province vice governor as guest of honor at Project Management for Preparing Action Plan of Safety Road of Road Accident Victims Protection Co., Ltd., held at Suphannahong Convention Hall, Royal Wing, A-One Hotel Pattaya.

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa welcomed guests to the new Meeting Service App, which places meetings management at the fingertips of planners. Hotel event associates can now enhance the service they provide, before, during and after events on their mobile devices. Multiple planners can request ‘review & share’ responses to ensure their events’ success. The app provides a distinct look with a consistent customer experience.

Miss Indian Princess 2015 at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya Andre Brulhart (centre), general manager, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed 27 Indian Princess 2015 beauty contestants who will be selected as brand ambassadors for the Tourism Authority of Thailand. They will help promote Thailand as a wedding destination in India. They will compete in a swimsuit competition, in addition to a cocktail contest at the resort’s newly opened Coast Beach Club & Grill.

Wine Dinner at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

Chef Alberto Bruni (right), Italian chef at the Acqua restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed Dr. Ermes Scardova of Medici Ermete & Figli Company, at the vintner’s wine dinner at Acqua.

Hotel PR Association visits Channel 3 Kanokros Sakdanares, director of Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities in her role as president of Hotel Public Relations Association, presented a floral bouquet to Sorayuth Suthassanachina, news presenter on Rueng Lao Chao Nee TV. The recipient welcomed group on their visit to Maleenont 2 Tower, Channel 3.

Marriott Associate Appreciation Week

Marriott Associate Appreciation Week thanked and recognized the hotel staff for its efforts. In Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, associates celebrated by contributing to CSR efforts with two activities: cleaning turtle tanks at the Koh Mun Nai turtle conservation center and planting mangroves at Prasae River.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

7 Days 7 Themes Lunch at Edge >> from L1 ham, salamis, cold meats were presented next to salads and marinated peppers and aubergines. Further along the cold table nestled salads from the Lebanon (houmous, fattoush, tabbouleh), fetta salads, cauliflower and mixed vegetables and an impressive DIY Caesar salad table which was very popular judging by the tossing and mixing going on in that corner. Big juicy prawns and crabs sit in their icy igloos making this station a vibrant, healthy opening invitation to the delights of buffet dining. At the rear of the restaurant chefs are creating noodle and rice dishes to order, trays of vegetables, meats and fish are on offer to mix with your chosen items whilst on the next section soup of the day, fried pork in white wine, fried potatoes and ratatouille sit in their chaffing dishes awaiting your selection. The tapas table offered a myriad of Mediterranean inspired dishes, clams and mussels cooked in a fusion sauce for a spicy twist, prawn coquettes, crisp fried calamari, fish cakes, penne, tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese, octopus and lasagna the array is fit for the most discerning buffet fan. It was then over to the dessert counters. Luscious, mouthwatering pastries tempt and attract: fruit meringue, cheesecakes, chocolate mocca gateaux all snuggle up to shot glasses filled with mousses, custards and purees topped with swirling creams. Have you craved bread and butter pudding lately? Look no further – here that English family pud takes pride of place kept warm in its heated pan. Vanilla, chocolate and lemon ice creams come with a choice of sauces and preserved fruits for the making of a sundae of your choosing. Tea or coffee completes the Edge dining experience. Sorry in advance for the pun, but Edge does really have “the edge” on buffet dining. Should you prefer an evening banquet the cost for

the International Buffet Dinner is Monday to Thursday and Sunday B.960 net, Friday night is B.1,200 net and Saturday B1,100 net. That spectacular Sunday Brunch is B.1,400 net with the wine buffet an extra B1,100 net. Before we go we would like to congratulate Sunny and his service team at Edge. Plates are whisked away within minutes of finishing, friendly staff help to carry dishes to

your table, they playfully interact with the kids, bring ice cold hand towels and sincerely want to make your visit as pleasant as they can. Service with a smile has never been better illustrated.

Edge

14th floor of Hilton Pattaya Buffets commence at 12 till 2:30 pm. Tel: 038 253 000 www.pattaya.hilton.com

OPEN DAILY 18:30 - 22:30 hours (Closed on Wednesdays) @ Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

Experience a delicious revamped menu comprising of traditional and mouth-watering Italian cuisine by our new and dynamic Chef Massimo Gullotta amidst an elegant redesigned interior featuring a new upscale cigar lounge which offers a large selection of international cigars.

For more information or reservations, please contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 ext 2874 / 2875 | E-mail: gro-grand@royalcliff.com | www.royalcliff.com 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand


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FFliC CLIFF & POOL CLUB

Pattaya’s Cool Pool Party Scene has been elevated!

Pattaya has always been known as party city but not until FFliC flung open its doors a few months ago had it made it into the world’s cool pool party club scene. Move your clubbing to the day, bring it outside, add a pool and its party time like no other – from Ibiza to Vegas this is how to party in the sun. This extraordinary lifestyle destination has been designed and built with such dedication to the hedonistic pursuits in life it just oozes with high living pleasures. Stretching out along a cliff top overlooking Cosy Beach it just screams with chic, cool, stylishly vibes with enough chutzpah to bring in the Paris Hiltons of this world. It can accommodate up to 300 people but manages to incorporate a cosy ambiance with its many zoned seating areas, uber chic bar, dining zones, terraces and sun loungers all overlooking this panoramic land and sea scape. Mick and I were impressed from the word go. Pass through the glass doors and the entry floor becomes “alive” with projected tropical fish swimming and darting under your feet. The FFliC signature décor is red and white which includes the friendly staff decked out in casual sportswear. A raised canopied

platform houses the DJ beside the infinity pool and comfy sunken lounge seating which is where we elected to sit. FFliC (a derivation of “cliff”) is open from 10 am till 2 am every day and its menu reflects this. An egg station would start the day off nicely with its offerings of Eggs Benedict (B.250), Spanish omelet, gourmet ham and eggs and more – the list goes on. Brunch is covered with an extensive choice of burgers (beef, salmon, crab or chicken), pizzas, pastas and sandwiches which segue into the lunchtime dishes offering luxurious soups (lobster twist bisque B.360), Canadian lobsters, premium steaks and much, much more. As you would expect the variety of local and imported beers is huge, the cocktails modish and molecular, and the wines and Champagnes the best that money can buy. The bar stocks an extraordinary variety of proprietary spirits; we counted 15 premium whiskies, seven tequilas, 11 rums and numerous vodkas all available in bottle sets with Johnny Walker Red coming in at B.2,500 with four mixers and ice. “Buy One Get One Free applies to cocktails between 5 pm and 7 pm. Chef Trakulsak is at the helm of his open kitchen and his east/west

fusion twists reflect his significant experience is restaurants across the globe. Once seated and sipping a chilled Australian Bulletin Place Chardonnay (B.250) we were able to leisurely peruse the menu. We chose homemade foie gras terrine and pan-seared sea scallops to initiate the proceedings. I loved the terrine it was soft, luscious and richly delicious, the accompanying mango confit with raspberry vinegar was superbly on-trend and thoroughly addictive. Mick’s choice of scallops were two huge babies just shown the pan to receive their seared patina and served on a bed of diced vegetables with a shot glass of lobster espuma. It was prepared to perfection with a presentation to match. Other starters include the famous chilled gazpacho served with a black tapenade (B.320), grilled tiger prawns, crab/avocado salad (B.380) and “heaven in the sea” a serving of crab meat balls with cream cheese, dill and flaked coconut. Thai cuisine is not overlooked by Chef Trakulsak and his 40-item listing covers all the favourites. Our main courses were then served. The tuna had been encrusted with black and white sesame seeds and served on a bed of oh-so creamy mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables

Sesame encrusted tuna Seared scallops with lobster espuma

Chocolate fondant cake

and a miniature bread basket filled with roasted baby tomatoes on the vine with a Lilliputian flask of concentrated balsamic vinegar. The flavours, textures and interplay between the items on the plate were exceptional. The lamb hailed from Australia and came with a garden of vegetables and a particularly good potato gratin accompanied by a garlic infused lamb jus. To sweetly

close our evening we chose to share a chocolate fondant cake with vanilla ice cream but all the desserts looked equally as tempting. Check the website for upcoming events such as Bubble and Foam parties, Sunset Ladies Nights where for B.900 free-flow Procecco or red and white wine can be enjoyed with tapas from 6:30 pm till 9 pm. FFliC sports an up-to-the minute modish club feel. It’s chill out time from the crack of 10 o’clock to the small hours. The menu reflects what is happening in contemporary global cuisines with an east/west fusion for a nod towards its Asian location and a wink towards its international clientele. Pattaya’s party playground has become elevated into the zeitgeist that is pool clubs the world over and FFliC is leading that ascension. It’s a must visit.

FFliC Cliff & Pool Club

Soi Kasetsin 11, off Pratamnak Hill Open daily from 10 am to 2 am Tel: 081 892 8114 www.ffliccliffclub.com


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F&B Promotions Choc around the clock

Surf & Turf

at Vistas Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Terrazzo Restaurant, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya recommends the latest and greatest chocolate creations. Smooth, rich, silky pastries featuring chocolate are sure to be everyone’s favorite. Vistas Lobby Lounge is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 9 am to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, please contact 038 714 981.

World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Café Pattaya

Terrazzo Restaurant introduces Surf & Turf, the special combination of Boston Lobster and Australia tenderloin. Savour a combination of freshest seafood Surf, half of grilled imported Boston Lobster seasoned with herbs, and a prime quality meat Turf, grilled marinated beef tenderloin from Australia served with your preferred side dishes and chef ’s recommended sauces. Even more special, every order receives a complimentary glass of house wine. Available daily throughout June and July 2015 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Price at 1,800 baht net. For more information or reservation, please call 038 725 555.

The Joy of a Perfect Whisky Food Pairing at Sapphire Bar, The Sukosol Bangkok

Rock your taste buds! Legendary burgers are raised up a notch and on tour during the month of June and July. Marimba Burger from Guatemala City, Guatemala dressed with house-made bean spread, layered with melted jack and cheddar cheeses, crunchy tortilla straws, crisp lettuce and vineripened tomato, served with salsa and seasoned fries. Bosphorus Burger from Istanbul, Turkey piled high with slow simmered eggplant salad enriched by fresh herbs and vegetables and finished with a dollop of haydari yogurt sauce, crisp lettuce and vine- ripened tomato, served with season fries. Schnitzel burger from Cologne, Germany two lightly breaded cutlets of tender pork schnitzel, layered with smoked bacon, tangy sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato, served with seasoned fries. Aussie Burger from Sydney, Australia topped with caramelized onions, crisp bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried egg. Served with beetroot, lettuce, tomato and a side of seasoned French fries. Book your table, hit 038 426635 or e-mail hrcpr.pty@hardrockhotels.net.

Save Deal International Buffet Dinner at Garden Cafe, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Savor some of the sumptuous food, delectable appetizers, tantalizing seafood and classic desserts in exclusive comfort and with personalized service that Garden Cafe is famous for. All You Can Eat International Buffet Dinner Super Save Deal when dining after 7:30 pm.

The special whisky matching menu includes Chilled Brie and Pear Soup with Caramelized Walnut Biscotto, Herring Potato Roll with Black Ink Mustard, Parmesan Cookie with Baked Ricotta Cheese and Dried Apricot Compote, Foie Gras Terrine with Dried Fig Chutney and Beetroot Lentil Salad, and Grilled Swordfish Skewer with Tamarind Ginger Chutney. Available from now until August 31, 2015. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 02 247 0123 ext 1810 or visit www.thesukosol.com.

Indian Curry Specialties at Maharani – Queen of Indian Flavours, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Experience the traditional Indian curry like the Vegetarian Kolhapuri V or Paneer Tikka Masala V and many more, bursting with flavour and originality this month! For more information, please contact Guest Relations at Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@ royalcliff.com.

The beautiful scent of Lavender at Red Sky, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

For more information and reservations, please contact 038 412 120.

Get your ducks in a row at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Oasis Restaurant now offers a selection of three delectable duck dishes. Guests can enjoy the rich buttery flavor of this prized ingredient. Oasis Restaurant is open daily from 6 am through 11 pm. For reservations, please call 038 714 981.

Red Sky restaurant’s chef de cuisine, Hugo Coudurier, will be using lavender as a key culinary ingredient in the preparation of a truly special four-course menu. The starter will be a delicate Almond, garlic and grape Gazpacho which also contains lavender flowers and Andalusian olive oil. This is followed by a classic warm appetizer of Pan-seared Sarlat foie gras, set off by peaches and lavender-infused syrup. Then the main attraction will be served – a sizzling charcoal-grilled rack of lamb topped with pure lavender honey Aioli. Guests will be ending this aromatic journey with an apricot and lavender crumble paired with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and a choice of coffee or tea. Lavender menu is available from now until the end of July 2015. Price at 2,955 baht ++ per person or pairing with wine at 4,295 baht ++ per person. Red Sky restaurant is open daily for dinner from 6 pm onwards. For information or reservations, please contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

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

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From now until July 31, 2015, book your stay at the new Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya with Marriott Rewards Member Card for stay anytime throughout September 30, 2015 and enjoy: • Complimentary one set dinner for two persons for reservations under Superior City Room • Complimentary one Thai set dinner for two persons or 1,000 baht net hotel credit for reservations under Superior Pool View and/or Deluxe Room Rates starting from 1,900 baht per room per night with a minimum stay of three consecutive nights. For more information, call 038 418 333 or email bookmarriott@marriotthotels.com.

Begin your Wedding Journey with Amari Pattaya Amari Pattaya is the perfect location for wedding parties and engagement ceremonies, as the hotel has both indoor and outdoor areas, as well as a nearby beach to set up and decorate. Also, the Aranda Ballroom can accommodate more than 350 people. A professional team of wedding planners can make your wedding dream come true. The lovely packages include “A Love Story” for 100-199 persons, “Time to Romance” for 200-299 persons and “Forever You” for 300 persons or more. Every package, the bride and groom will get a complimentary suite accommodation at the Ocean Tower during the party night and one voucher for their first wedding anniversary at Amari Pattaya, a wedding cake (10-20 lbs), ice sculpture and more. (Items included vary depending on the package.) For the menus, a selection of cocktails, buffets (Thai or international) and Chinese sets. The prices range from 990 to 1,390 baht per person or 11,900 to 13,900 baht per table.

PIZZERIA launches new menu Vol. 03 No. 12 | Jun 16-30, 2015

Pizzeria at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya launches its new menu with a touch of sophisticated and more attuned to fine cuisine. Located by the hotel’s pool side, this al-fresco restaurant offers truly Neapolitan style Pizza baked fresh, alongside new Asian creations, classic pasta and finely crafted continental main courses and tempting desserts alongside candle lit dining. New dishes include Cappuccino of Porcini mushroom soup, stuffed chicken with Porcini mushrooms served with Marsala wine sauce, polenta and glazed vegetables, Pappardelle, classic pizza, pan-seared snow fish fillet, grilled black Angus prime rib-eye, tagliata and Pizzeria soufflé. Pizzeria is open daily from 12pm to 10pm. For reservation, call 038 425 755 - 9 ext 8329 Pepperoni Pizza

Rib Eye Steak Alla Pizzaiolo

Pan Fried Snow Fish

Cannoli

Arugula & Chicken Salad

For more information, please contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418 or email weddings.pattaya@amari.com.

Rayong Getaway at Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa offers exclusive packages for travelers to escape to an unforgettable beachside vacation. Rayong Getaway offers rates for three persons for the price of two with a minimum two-night stay. Benefits include breakfast, no extra charges for the third guest and a complimentary upgrade to the next room type. Rates start from 3,000 baht ++. Valid six days a week (excluding Saturday) until September 30, 2015. Guests can book directly at MarriottRayongResort.com or call 038 998 000.

Royal Cliff’s Stay & Play Package Are you looking for a convergence of luxury and extreme fun for the whole family to enjoy this summer? Experience a luxurious stay at any of Royal Cliff ’s well-appointed accommodations while treating the entire family to ‘splashtastic’ water fun with all-day VIP passes to Cartoon Network Amazone. Enjoy exhilarating water attractions, splashy rides and a chance to meet your favourite Cartoon Network characters from Ben 10 and his aliens, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Finn and Jake from Adventure Time and many more. This package comes with special familyfriendly offerings that will turn your summer into a blast of unlimited surprises! Royal Cliff ’s Stay and Play Package is available until September 30, 2015. Visit www.royalcliff.com/stayandplay for more details.

Rossini – The Godfather’s Favourite reopens with exciting new look and an upscale cigar lounge A new chapter begins at Rossini – The Godfather’s Favourite after months of extensive renovations. It has reopened with a newly redesigned interior and terrace, mouthwatering Italian menu, an elegant cigar lounge and is now home to a dynamic new chef Massimo Gullota. Italian food lovers are invited to partake on an unparalleled gastronomical journey daily (except Wednesdays) from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The restaurant seats up to 100 pax in the airconditioned area and 40 pax for al fresco dining. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.


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Somtum Thod Goong Yang INGREDIENTS (1 serving) 5 grams dried shrimp 15 grams string beans 2 grams chili 5 grams palm sugar 30 grams fish sauce 1 pc lemon 10 grams tamarind paste

80 grams green papaya 30 grams carrot 50 grams cooking oil (for deep-frying) 2 pcs (120 grams) river prawns 10 grams cherry tomatoes 3 grams garlic 5 grams peanuts METHOD

Peel green papaya and carrot, then slice, shred and deep-fry for the salad. Marinate river prawns with salt and pepper, grill until well-cooked; set aside. Mix all ingredients, dried shrimp, string beans and chill, and then add palm sugar. Add the remaining ingredients, papaya, fish sauce, lemon juice and seasoning. Arrange the grilled river prawns on top of the somtum.

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is located at 218 Moo 10 Beach Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 412 120

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Spa Promotions Monsoon Sanctuary at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya The Monsoon Sanctuary program can help you stay happy and healthy during a long period of humid and gloomy rainy season. The three-hour program starts with 30-minute Sea Salt and Tea Tree Body Scrub, followed by 60-minute Sea Mud and Sweet Pepper Toning Wrap. During the body wrap, the therapist gently applies the Reviving Source Facial Mask. Treatment ends with a 90-minute Devarana Signature Massage. Price at 6,200 baht++ per person. Available at all Devarana Spas in Thailand from now until July 31, 2015. For more information, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

Escape to the Sea at Cliff Spa, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Royal Wing Suites & Spa

Relieve tension and stress with a holistic full-body spa treatment that simply rejuvenates the body and soul amidst the calm ocean breeze, bright tropical sunshine and the gentle kneading of healing hands. Immerse yourself to a 90-minute flowing rhythmic massage which imitates the motion of soft waves that nurtures the body and lulls the mind into a relaxing state. A 30-minute refreshing facial treatment with Breezy Mask completes this unrivaled spa experience as it delivers enhanced tone and texture, leaving your skin with that holiday glow. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Cliff Spa Receptionist at 038 250 421 ext 2828 or e-mail cliffspa@royalcliff.com.

Experience: Quan Spa at Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa invites travelers to experience Rayong and embark on a memorable journey at an inviting atmosphere with delectable cuisine. Spa lovers can unwind through the Experience: Quan Spa Package. Benefits include breakfast for two persons, one set dinner menu at C-Salt, one Thai Fusion or Aroma Massage, spa manicure and pedicure, a special spa gift, and 50 percent discount on additional treatments. Rates are from 6,150++ baht. Valid from now until September 30, 2015. Guests can book directly at MarriottRayongResort.com or call 038 998 000.

3DEEP® Facial Tightening – Smooth Wrinkles, Tighten and Shape Face and Neck • Treats most facial areas with a threedimensional facial skin tightening treatment that provides deep, volumetric dermal heating • 3DEEP™ Facial Tightening treatment is ideal for smoothing wrinkles, tightening skin and shaping of facial and neck areas. by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen • Results in smoother skin via collagen stimulation • Uses clinically proven 3DEEP RF technology • Enjoy a non-invasive procedure with no discomfort or downtime There has been a continually increasing demand from patients for non-invasive and no downtime wrinkle treatment, the appealingly labeled “lunchtime procedure”, which has dovetailed with the introduction of new treatments and technologies over the past 10 years. The cause of lax skin is the decrease in quantity and function of the collagen in the dermal and sub-dermal layers of the skin. This physiological deterioration leads to skin laxity and wrinkles. The delivery of sufficient heat deep into the skin, to the dermal and sub-dermal layers, creates an immediate effect on the collagen structure via neocollagenesis, or the stimulation of new collagen growth. The heat penetration achieved by EndyMed’s proprietary 3DEEP RF technology reaches into these deep dermis and sub-dermal layers to provide this effective collagen tightening and remodeling. The 3DEEP™ technology developed by EndyMed controls the power and depth of RF energy delivered to the skin, which is what makes it very effective.

Bring this coupon to get special price for

RF face

from 8,500 baht to

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For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). Website: www.nichaclinic.com. Facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond.

Daily skin care—quick, easy and cheap Despite claims made by many manufacturers of cosmetic products, most consumers don’t need expensive products or time-consuming, long-term solutions to routinely care for your skin properly. Daily skin care comes down to three simple steps: cleaning your skin, protecting it from the sun, and tending to specific problems such as dry skin, acne, or fine lines and wrinkles. Inexpensive products for all three steps are available at pharmacies and skin care centers around Pattaya. 1. Clean your skin. Choose your skin cleanser based on whether your skin is dry or oily. If you have dry skin, choose a mild cleaning agent or soap, and avoid products such as toners, which contain alcohol. For oily skin, choose a soap that removes the oil and clean your skin frequently throughout the day. 2. Protect your skin from the sun. Choose a broadspectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it every day. Higher SPFs are useful if you plan to spend several hours outdoors, in which case reapply every two to three hours. If you spend most of your

STREET FOOD By TOM KIME 9780241200261 Recreate the world’s most exciting snacks. Have you ever visited a bustling market abroad, discovered a freshly cooked, local delicacy, and thought ‘I’d love to make that at home’? Tom Kime’s world tour of fantastic food shows how to bring exotic flavours into your kitchen. Take your tastebuds on a global adventure and cook up 90 easy-to-follow recipes, from Chilean seafood empanadas to Moroccan hira bean soup. Pick up local cooking tips and techniques, and follow inspirational ideas for mixing a variety of dishes including fritters, mezze, tapas and kebabs, so you can serve up a truly global street food experience. Evocative, exotic and above all delicious, street food stirs, sizzles and surprises.

time indoors, SPF 30 is generally sufficient. If you have sensitive skin, choose a sunscreen product designed for sensitive skin.

3. Treat your skin’s particular needs. For dry skin, there are plenty of effective and inexpensive moisturizers. If you want to try a product that moderately reduces lines and wrinkles or fades brown spots, a variety of products are available for daily application.

HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) By LEE CRUTCHLEY 9781785031588 HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) is a workbook offering a place of solace, distraction, and a fresh perspective on life. This book will not fix you and it will not make you happy, but it promises to help you rediscover the simple pleasures in life and, ultimately, make you feel that little less sad.


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

SURVIVOR

Release Date June 18, 2015 Lead Actors Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Lin Shaye, Hayley Kiyoko Director Leigh Whannell Writer Leigh Whannell Genre Horror

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writer Genre

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Grand Romantic is the debut studio album from Nate Ruess. Fueled by Ramen will be releasing the album on June 16, 2015. 1. Grand Romantic (Intro) 2. AhHa 3. Nothing Without Love 4. Take It Back 5.You Light My Fire 6. What This World is Coming To (featuring Beck) 7. Great Big Storm 8. Moment 9. It Only Gets Much Worse 10. Grand Romantic 11. Harsh Light 12. Brightside

Unbreakable Smile – Tori Kelly Unbreakable Smile is the upcoming debut studio album by American recording artist Tori Kelly. It will feature her single “Nobody Love”, which was released on February 8, 2015. The album is scheduled for release on June 23, 2015, and is executive produced by Max Martin. 1. Where I Belong (Intro) 2. Unbreakable Smile 3. Nobody Love 4. Expensive (featuring Daye Jack) 5. Should’ve Been Us 6. First Heartbreak 7. I Was Made for Loving You (featuring Ed Sheeran) 8. City Dove 9. Talk 10. Funny (live) 11. Art of Letting You Go 12. California Lovers (featuring LL Cool J) 13. Falling Slow 14. Anyway

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

SUZUKI SWIFT'S

Facelift/Makeover = “RX” The Compact Japanese HotHatch EcoCar SHIFTS UP

Pattaya Today Automotive takes the RX for a road-test. First impression is purely visual: “Ablaze Red Pearl”, an outstanding paint job. The 2014 updated Swift’s architecture includes the all-new front bumper now with a larger air dam and the curvaceously flowing front with new cool blue bi-xenon projector head lights. The ubiquitous Suzuki Swift rear taillights, still a masterpiece. There's also a rear roof-mounted spoiler with integrated brake light. Bigger wheels, too 16inch alloys. The interior is well designed boasting piano black fascia (dashboard) with aluminum accents. All form and function. User friendly rotary dials for the air conditioner, AM/FM radio. The Swift RX in-car connectivity lacks Bluetooth but there's a MP3 and USB slot in the center console next to the 12-volt socket. To fire up the engine - no ignition key needed. Only a key fob since all Swift models have push button start.

Now, the upscale novelties in the cockpit: the cruise control on the multifunction steering wheel, great for long distance highway driving. And of course, the paddle shifters for quick, sporty acceleration and breaking. Swift's safety features include dual front airbags, ABS and EBD. In the engine bay there's a compact 1,2 liter four cylinder Suzuki motor which pumps out 91 horsepower. Transmission: a smooth CVT automatic sevenspeed box with manual override via the paddle-shifters behind the steering wheel. On our test drive to Nakhon Sawan province the red hot Swift handled swiftly (pardon the pun) with quick acceleration, solid handling and adequate breaking power. Passing, overtaking slow traffic (always in the wrong lane!) no problem thanks to the precise steering, solid handling and stability. Plus the fun-to-use paddle-shifters.

June 18, 2015 Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster James McTeigue Philip Shelby Action | Crime | Thriller

The handsome, MINI-inspired and distinct Suzuki Swift model range now, includes the new range-topper: Swift RX priced just a notch below 600,000 THB.

With hundreds of showroom opening this year, Suzuki Swift is shifting up with the new RX model. EcoCar by definition; economical and eco-friendly, but kitted out with paddle shifters, cruise control and push button start. No wonder they call it the “Super Mini” in the UK. Suzuki Swift RX Engine: 1.2-liter petrol engine (E20) Horsepower: 91 Torque: 118 Nm Transmission: Automatic 7 speed CTV Top speed: 160 kph Fuel consumption: 20 kpl Price: 599,000 baht www. Suzuki.co.th


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GM Outlook: “The key to running a successful pub is communication skills as you have to introduce yourself and be welcoming without, of course, becoming too interfering or persistent. ” Antony Hughes General Manager Dicey Reilly’s Pub & Eatery

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Thailand CONNECT

the World: Germany Business Events Road Show 2015

Kürbissuppe

Sauerbraten

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Accounting and Financial Reports

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Gearing Your Assets?

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International Property Specialist Course

The Best or Nothing

Mercedes-Benz Café at The Emporium Shopping Complex High-End German Cuisine & Designer Deluxe Auto Salon by John K. Lindgren

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recall the days when German eating houses with flags flying in Pattaya and off-Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok served massive pork knuckles, with porcelain white bones sticking out, heaps of sauerkraut, cabbage, German long liver and short chubby cheese “wurst” sausages. Washed down Deutsch draft “Bier”. Those were the days... Now, it’s all about themed cafés, concept, designer eateries offering lighter, healthier menus. Pattaya Today visits the Mercedes-Benz Café, the first of its kind to debut in Southeast Asia.

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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization), or TCEB, recently staged the Thailand CONNECT the World: Germany Business Events Road Show 2015to promote Thailand’s MICE industry and positioning the country as a gateway to business success in ASEAN in the German and European markets. Both global initiatives - the Thailand CONNECT The World and Thailand’s MICE United II campaigns – and targeted initiatives for Germany and Europe, such as special financial subsidies of up to 1,000,000 baht for large corporate meeting groups, were introduced. The event took place on 18 May 2015 at the Hotel AdlonKempinski Berlin, Germany,

and connected more than 100 buyers, suppliers, international media and industry experts together in a series of simultaneous events, which consists of an international press conference and Thailand’s MICE showcases, followed by a welcome luncheon reception full of memorable Thai experiences. In photo: Her Excellency Mrs. NongnuthPhetcharatana, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mr. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, along with executives of TCEB during the Thailand CONNECT the World: Germany Business Events Road Show 2015.

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Mercedes-Benz Café This high-end eatery on the 1st floor (BTS Phrom Phong station) of the newly revamped spickand-span Emporium shopping complex greets the guests with a big floating wall of oversized, emblematic three-pointed stars, the prevailing leitmotiv. Mercedes-Benz Café seats circa 50 guests. Comfy, creamcolored leather armchairs, sofas in the corner. Up in the ceiling, industrial gray naked ventilation pipes and A/C ducts. Fresh, white flowers on the bar counter add sophistication to the ambiance. Cool lounge music in the loudspeakers, at the right volume. The interior design by award-winning architect Winai Chairakpong, part luxury ‘Benz’ showroom and ultra chic café/restaurant. The menu is concise and user-friendly just

like the cockpit, cabin of any modern Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan, coupé or shooting brake (station wagon). The adjacent car compact showroom/lounge displays the latest in MercedesBenz automobiles with interactive iShowroom screens, along with private VIP lounges. Including a stage for lifestyle activities: art, fashion and music. The high-end German inspired cuisine, recipe and versatile bar, is fully catered by the award-winning restaurant Water Library. Created/designed by German chef de cuisine Mirco Keller. A menu so distant from sausage and sauerkraut and heavy pork knuckle “Eisbein”. Our luncheon starts with Chef Keller’s sandwich menu: “Stulle” in Deutsch – smoked salmon, horseradish cream, red radishes,

SIMA moves onto the international scene and create SIMA ASEAN Thailand! SIMA, the international trade show for agriculture suppliers, has associated with IMPACT, a Thai trade show organizer, to create a new SIMA show and access the whole ASEAN region. The first edition will take place in Bangkok, from 17 to 19 of September 2015. The ASEAN region is experiencing a dynamic agricultural expansion, as well as a growing mechanization of the agricultural practices, and now requires inputs, efficient agricultural equipment and first food process in order to meet its needs and ambition in the agri-food chain. Therefore, SIMA ASEAN Thailand will present a complete range of products that suit the region’s needs: inputs, traction, soil working equipment, plant treatment, harvesting, irrigation, storage, breeding equipment, spare parts, new technologies, first food process, etc. Supported by the Thai authorities, the show will also present the latest innovations in relation to regional crops, and conferences to assist ASEAN farmers and breeders in their development. SIMA ASEAN Thailand succeeds an agricultural show already organized by IMPACT the last two years, and totalizing more than 200 exhibitors and 10.000 visitors

pumpernickel bread and chips (crisps if you’re British!). The sandwich is exquisite, thin sliced salmon with horseradish cream on home-baked pumpernickel bread. My companion picks the “Krabbensalat” – romaine salad, shrimps, dill and bread chips. Since I am soup aficionado. I must order the “Kürbissuppe” – pumpkin soup, pumpkin oil, pumpkin seeds and croutons. Velvety, creamy good to the last spoonful. The lunchtime guests this Friday: a mix of business people, Thai and expatriates, two young couples, and three well-dressed ladies with their designer handbags, busy gossiping and savoring their luncheons. For my main course I chose a German classic “Sauerbraten” – beef cheek, onion and apple. Water Library’s master chef Mirco Keller’s excels, again. Beef, onion and apple all succulently tender.

from all ASEAN countries. This new event is in line with the international will of SIMA to help building an efficient and sustainable agricultural world. Martine Degremont - SIMA Show manager said, "I’m very proud to bring SIMA in Bangkok for its first edition abroad and to be partner of IMPACT, a renowned show organizer. Thailand is a fast growing country with strong agriculture issues. Being in Thailand will enable SIMA to shine all around ASEAN countries, bringing experience from well-established agricultural companies to provide Asian professionals with strong and efficient solutions to meet their needs." Sirapat Kettarn - Thailand Agricultural Expo manager said, "As Thailand is the agricultural country, and also the hub for the ASEAN agriculture industry, ripe with opportunities. Joining together with SIMA for SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015, we can bring in technologies, innovations and create a place where all agribusinesses in Southeast Asia come together. This will increase productivity and raise the higher standards to Thailand and ASEAN countries to the global market."

Since I already know Warsteiner and Krombacher beer brands I go for something seldom found in the Kingdom. Früh Kölsch beer, with a fire-engine red label on the bottle. A fine Cologne brew with great mouthfeel. My companion selects the “Lachs Schmorgurken” – salmon crème fraîche, onion and yellow mustard. An elegant dish, textured and with mustard zing. The wine to match the salmon is a dry German Riesling, 2012 Markus Molitor. The beverage list consists of all German wines; one sparkling wine; “Sekt”, a bone dry 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Pinot Noir and Friedrich Becker Cabernet/ Merlot 2010. The final assault. The “Nachspeisen” – Dessert. The “Donauwelle” – pound cake, buttercream, chocolate and cherry sorbet. With a three-pointed Mercedes-Benz white chocolate medallion on top. I am not a

sweet-tooth guy really, but this creation with a cappuccino on the side – a finish on a high note! P.S. For long lazy Saturday and Sunday lunches there is also the popular signature cocktail “The Best or Nothing” (also Mercedes-Benz current tagline) a concoction of homemade gummy bear, Beefeater gin infusion, fresh mango, passion fruit, fresh orange juice, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup. The gummy bears served separately. My advice, do try this unique, new exciting German cuisine and check out the latest MercedesBenz BlueTEC HYBRID collection in C, E and S variants. Hurry up! The Café runs from now until August 2015. Mercedes-Benz Café 1st floor of The Emporium Shopping Complex Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm Tel: 02 259 9551 www.mbcafe-thailand.com


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Legal & Expat Money

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Magna Carta Law Office

Accounting and Financial Reports What is a financial statement? A financial statement is a formal record of the financial activities of a business, person, or other entity presenting the results of operations and the financial position of the company. Who shall have the duty to keep accounts? A registered partnership, public limited company, or limited company established under Thai law, a juristic person established under foreign law engaging in a business in Thailand, and a joint venture under the Revenue Code shall have the duty to keep accounts, and must provide the bookkeeping for its business operations in accordance with the details, rules and procedures prescribed under the Accounting Act, B.E. 2543 (2000). Failure to provide bookkeeping or comply with the regulations shall be liable to penalty. All companies in Thailand need to prepare and comply with the following: -Monthly financial reports (balance sheet, profit and loss statement) -Withholding corporate income tax return (PND 3, 53) -Withholding income tax remittance return (PND 54) -Half-year corporate income tax return (PND 51) -Value added tax return (PP 30) -Annual corporate income tax return (PND 50) -Annual financial statement -Accounting transactions record What is a balance sheet? A balance sheet is a financial statement that summarizes a company’s assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity at a specific point in time. It’s called a balance sheet because the two sides balance out. A company has to pay for all the things it has (assets) by either borrowing money (liabilities) or getting it from shareholders (shareholders’ equity). These three balance sheet segments give investors an idea as to what the company owns and owes, as well as the amount invested by the shareholders. Why do we need a balance sheet? This report can be used to obtain a complete picture of the financial results and financial position of a business on the last date of the financial year. A balance sheet records the arrangement of money in a business and it shows the accounting value of all the company’s assets, liabilities and equity at one moment in time, which may lead to conclusions regarding the liquidity of the entity. Balance sheet data can be used to compute key indicators that reveal the company’s ability to meet its obligations. When must a balance sheet be made and submitted? The submission of financial statements shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed by

the Directors-General of the Revenue Department and the Department of Business Development. A balance sheet must be made at least once every 12 months. Such 12-month period constitutes the company’s accounting period or financial year. A newly established company should close accounts within 12 months from its registration. This must be certified by a qualified external auditor and must be filed with the Revenue Department and Department of Business Development every year. The balance sheet must be examined by one or more auditors and submitted for adoption to a general meeting within four months after its date. A copy of it must be sent to every person entered in the register of shareholders at least three days before the general meeting. Copies must also be kept open at the offices of the company during the same period for inspection by the shareholders. Where the accounts or the documents relevant thereto are lost or damaged, the person having the duty to keep accounts shall notify the Chief Accounts Inspector or the Accounts Inspector of the loss or damage, in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed by the Director-General, within 15 days from the date of knowledge thereof, or the date such loss or damage ought to have been known. What happens upon failure to submit the audited financial statement on time? The company’s annual financial statement must be filed, along with its annual income tax return, with the Revenue Department and Department of Business Development, within 150 days after the end

of its accounting period. If a company fails to submit its audited financial statement within the required time then the company is liable to a certain penalty or fine which may also be applicable to its responsible officer. Can a company change its year-cycle of account? If a company wishes to change its accounting period, it must obtain written approval from the Chief Accounts Inspector of the Revenue Department by submitting Form SorBorChor 4 together with other documents specified in the mentioned form.

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Gearing Your Assets? Unlocking cash from existing offshore assets and raising the bar on equity release schemes. What if you would like to invest more than you currently have liquid, or what do you do if you want to buy overseas property perhaps to live in, perhaps to retire to, or to generate rent from to supplement your other income? You don’t want to empty your bank accounts of your savings or sell your portfolio holdings and vendor. Well, before you abandon these ideas completely, it is perhaps worth looking at your asset column for alternative ways of freeing up capital that you can put to work elsewhere. Home equity loans Releasing equity (the difference between an outstanding mortgage if any and the current value) from your existing overseas property is a well documented method of raising cash via a traditional re-mortgage facility. This is worth looking into if you have some equity as well as easy access to a friendly lender who is not allergic to expatriates! If however, you do not own a property with equity, then there are other ways to access capital. Asset backed lending from offshore portfolio structures Many expatriates and / or retirees living overseas will already have an offshore investment structure or portfolio bond that has over the years, with ad hoc top ups and investment returns, risen to a valuation of $500,000 or more. In many cases, that can be used as security to provide access to a cash loan, secured by the portfolio itself. A bank scheme offering 50 per cent loan to purchase other assets such as boats, houses, etc; can be an attractive option. If the funds are required to reinvest, increasing your portfolio size, then 100 per cent can be available, subject to terms and conditions. The underlying assets in the portfolio would have to be recognised stock or investment funds to qualify, but can still provide a return higher than the interest cost of the loan in the current environment. There are risks involved if the portfolio valuation were to fall below a certain limit which could in theory lead to a margin call from the lender, so a word of caution here is to avoid holding cross currency loans and risky stocks or funds inside the portfolio. That said, the days of lending against highly aggressive portfolios are largely in the past now as we enter a new world of cautious lending strategies being adopted by banks. Many will now only look to be lending against low to moderate risk assets such as blue chip stocks, investment grade bonds, government gilts, and professionally managed unit trusts. One of the main benefits of asset-backed lending of course is that the security that you put up for the loan remains invested even after the loan proceeds have been released to you – whether that be the portfolio or the first property. If your loan is costing 3.75 per cent a year in interest, and your portfolio is conservatively managed yet still returns 8 per cent pa, then this can be a very viable option. An experienced investment professional should be able to properly structure your portfolio, prior to submission of a loan application, to maximize the chances of success. With proper on-going monitoring and a full understanding of the risks involved and how to mitigate them, this can be a very powerful tool for individuals seeking cash funding for new ventures or who would like to buy a property with cash. Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising International Investors and Expatriates, both Onshore UK, and Offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in Wealth Protection Services, Offshore Trusts, QROPS UK Pension Transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor made Investment Solutions for individuals around the World. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage / insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for International Investors and Expatriates only and are not applicable to local Nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Property

International Property Specialist Course Once again, the Certified International Property Specialists Course (CIPS) returns to Bangkok presented by America’s National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Thailand’s Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (RESAM). The single-most edifying event in Thailand’s real estate industry unfolds at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Bangkok July 23 to 27. Thailand’s RESAM organization--established in 2005 by its first president, Dr. Pairote Sukjan, and the Thailand Real Estate specialist’s committee--is again joining forces with the NAR to offer the world’s most highly-recognized real estate education and business opportunity: the Certified International Property Specialists Course. RESAM now has 120 members, including realtors, brokers/brokerages and developers. Its executive committee consists of 20 professionals representing all sectors of the nation’s real estate industry. The organization was formed to promote better sales and marketing skills and professionalism through direct member interaction as well

as through exhibits and seminars for continued education. Dr. Pairote has been a leading figure in the industry for many years, respected not only for his depth of work and dedication to the real estate industry overall, but also for his personal support of real estate professionals across the region. RESAM’s current president is another well-known industry player, Somsak Chutisilp, managing director of BCP Housing Co., Ltd, one of Bangkok’s leading real estate agencies. The National Association of Realtors is the world’s leading real estate alliance. Headquartered in the United States, it is America’s largest trade organization, boosting membership of more than 1.1 million individuals and 81 real estate associations in more than 60 countries. The Certified International Property Specialist certification course is designed to expand global knowledge of each participant with a hands-on experience in international real estate transactions, as well as five full days of intensive study focused on transnational transactions and their most critical aspects. Topics include currency and exchange rate issues, cross-cultural relationships, regional market conditions, investment performance, and tax matters, among others. Course titles include Global Real Estate:

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Local Markets, The Business of U.S. Real Estate, Europe & International Real Estate, Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate and The Americas & International Real Estate. Over the past few years Thailand has had the opportunity to have such esteemed CIPS instructors as Camila Ma and Aida Turbow. The coming course in July will feature David Wyant; an international real estate professional with more than 25 years in global marketing, branding and strategic sales. As a leading member of the NAR at the institutional level, Wyant not only serves as a faculty member for CIPS, he also is a real estate instructor and broker in Florida, where he has served as director, secretary, treasurer and president of that state’s trade association. He was named Realtor® of the Year in 2006. If that is not enough, Wyant was also the NAR CIPS Instructor of the Year in both 2009 and 2012. The intensive five-day CIPS training under David Wyant’s instruction will certainly go a long way in solving the credibility problems facing many in the Thai real estate industry who do not have the formal real estate education and certification to achieve international recognition. Last but not least in deserving huge credit is the dynamic Nancy Suvarnamani, the NAR president’s liaison to Thailand and president of Century 21 Chicago, a brokerage with more than 100 agents. Without the input, representation and magnitude of her hard work, this course simply would never have happened. It was Nancy who assisted RESAM in getting special scholarship funding and provided the connections to execute the CIPS training course here. She has made many trips to Thailand from America to ensure that every detail is taken care. The previous CIPS training course in October 2013 enrolled 58 industry professionals. The week-long training culminated with a gala dinner and certificate presentation ceremony, and all graduates were on top of the world. It was one of the most ‘feel good’ networking events I have witnessed, with everyone pleased with themselves for having passed and for having met so many fantastic fellow real estate professionals from Chiang Rai to Phuket and the rest of Thailand. Pattaya was represented by a huge contingent of students; the Real Estate Brokers Association Eastern Seaboard had a

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.

good number of students and the local Russian community as well, all of whom were certified. Actually, I also took the certification course for a second time as I was asked by Nancy to participate in the CIPS Instructors Training course the day following the graduation dinner. As a result of my participation, I was subsequently appointed by the NAR as an official Certified International Property Specialist instructor last September. It is my intention and hope to do my first audit as an instructor during this coming CIPS training course. NAR has only 47 registered CIPS instructors--only six of whom are outside the United States. It will be a tremendous plus for Thailand and Asia to have a certified CIPS instructor in our area. With such educational events and the opportunity of continued instruction and education from our own local real estate practitioners, Thailand has a great future ahead as a hub for Asian real estate education and development.

A big thank you and a big bravo to RESAM founder Dr. Pairote Sukjan and RESAM president Somsak Chutisilp, and a very special show of gratitude to Nancy Suvarnamani for bringing all of this to Thailand. Thailand real estate…bigger, better and smarter than ever! If you would like to participate in this upcoming Certified International Property Specialist Training Course, please email: clayton@premierinternational.com or call +66 (0)81-634-2915.

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

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


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Dicey Reilly’s Pub & Eatery A Slice of Irish Heaven by Barry Kenyon

Many countries across the world host their very own Irish pubs and restaurants. In Southeast Asia, even Vietnam and Cambodia have their own specialist eateries with real Guinness making the perfect pint. The main attraction is, of course, that Irish pubs in the Emerald Isle have a reputation for a friendly atmosphere, great conversation, good humour and classic pub fare. As the old adage says, “A stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet.” Pattaya is no exception to the rule. The Irish presence is strong here and the evidence is provided by the annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations every March with a parade through town which even has the written support of Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.

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icey Reilly’s has a premier location in Pattaya on busy Second Road and with direct access to the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa with which there is a close relationship. Appointed as general manager to the pub and eatery last December, the personable Antony Hughes knows the hospitality industry well with 15 years recent experience in Thailand. “The key to running a successful pub is communication skills,” says Antony, “as you have to introduce yourself and be welcoming without, of course, becoming too interfering or persistent.” Apart from spending the bulk of his 12-hour shifts with customers, mostly tourists but with an important expat base, Antony is also keen on regular staff briefings and updates as well as keeping a keen eye on quality assurance. “I appreciate our food is very good,” he adds, “but I do believe we can learn a lot from what goes back into the kitchen after the customer has put his or her knife and fork together.” Antony tracks faithfully the remarks on TripAdvisor about the pub and ensures that all comments receive a comprehensive reply. Born in Crawley, West Sussex, Antony dutifully gained his “O” and “A” levels before trying his hand at a number of occupations including postman, traffic lights repair engineer, factory worker. For 10 years, he was employed

in security by British Airports Authority. He first alighted in Thailand as a vacationer in the 1990s and gained experience as a teacher of English as a second language and as a pub landlord. In the year 2000, he decided to make Thailand his home and his feet, figuratively speaking, have never hit the ground since. Gaining experience as restaurant manager in Koh Samui and as manager of the Dubliner Irish Pub in Bangkok, he returned to Koh Samui in 2008 as general manager of Tropical Murphy’s and later of Coyote Mexican Restaurant and The Duke Pub and Restaurant. This wide experience suited him well to be the general manager of Shenanigans Irish Pub and Restaurant at The Avenue Pattaya. He took up his present position at Dicey Reilly’s in December 2014. Asked what is the secret of success in running Dicey Reilly’s, Antony says being the front man with the customers is certainly the most important. “Irish pubs thrive on having a good atmosphere with the right mixture of sport on TV and music, so it is the general manager’s role to keep everything running smoothly.” Another feature is properly looked-after beer, in other words ensuring it is served really cold and from pipes which are cleaned regularly. And then, of course, there’s the food. “Satisfying so many diverse palates is the key to our marketing,” comments marketing communications manager Asanee Intaring.

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The key to running a successful pub is communication skills as you have to introduce yourself and be welcoming without, of course, becoming too interfering or persistent. Ah, yes, the food! The menu is international, but there is certainly an Irish bias in some sections. For example, you could try Irish oatmeal or Irish boxty and smoked salmon or the gut-buster Irish Cook Up. A popular starter or mains is the Traditional Dicey Reilly’s Stew (the braised lamb is actually from New Zealand) whilst those wanting a real touch of Dublin may opt

for Dicey Reilly’s Beef Skirt and Guinness Stew, slow cooked in Guinness with potatoes, carrots, peas and leeks. Not to forget Dicey’s Corned Beef, a traditional dish with braised cabbage, caraway and mashed potato. But there are lots of other international choices including Indian curries, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips and pork chops amongst others.

Also on the premises facing Second Road is the White House bakery and coffee shop and the Forno authentic Italian pizza. There is a quite amazing selection of pizza, 50 choices no less, and each one is baked in the speciallybuilt and wood-fired oven. Really excellent pizzas have to be thincrust and loaded with choice and fresh ingredients which Forno

certainly and lavishly provides. The most popular is said to be the Diavola which includes four types of salami, but groups of three or four can consider the Giant Square Meter Pizza which has to be seen to be believed. Some of the names for the pizza choices are intriguing, for example the Kremlin or the Reichstag or the Ivan the Terrible or the Gladiator Maximus (a name recalling a famous Hollywood movie perhaps). You could even learn a spot of history whilst indulging your taste buds here. Commenting on the future of Pattaya, Antony is philosophic. “It’s true Pattaya has had its ups

and downs over the years, but there is no doubt it is changing and for the better.” He thinks City Hall has done a good job in marketing overseas and Pattaya is now a firmly-established centre for sports and music festivals. “We have to look ahead now to muchneeded improvements in transport infrastructure such as the new Sukhumvit underpass and later on the proposed high-speed rail line between Bangkok and Rayong.” He concludes that the most important feature of Pattaya is to be an international tourist city. Yes indeed. Dicey Reilly’s, in its own way, represents that cosmopolitan reality.


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Are you interested in a PhD at a well-known European University? 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. info@ imts-web.eu (pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 373 175 or 038 416 493.

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Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r1514) A R O M D E E APARTMENTS, quiet, clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/AC rooms for rent start from 5,000.- baht to 18,500.- monthly. Free WiFi, Cable-TV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 hr laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking distance of Big C, Tesco Lotus, and BKK Bus Station North Pattaya. Phone Thai/ Eng.: 082-304-3907, Phone Norwegian/Eng.: 087-329-0300, Office/ Fax: 038-370-861 Email: a ro m d e e a p a r t m e n t @ hotmail.com

Houses for Sale

Soi Chaiyapruek 2Prime Location. In high standards… New luxury 200sqm. 4 double bedroom Villa for sale. Big beautiful kitchen with everything open to big living area, fully furnished. 4 beautiful bedrooms with absolutely everything… 4 good bathrooms… Special washing and storage room. Balcony 70 sqm. 5 air cons, 9 wall fans, 5 flat screen TVs, Sound system. Ceramic all over floors. Modern lights with dimmers. Many more extras in high quality… Can send photos. E-mail: jjj@simnet. com . Tel: 087 025 9711 (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204

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) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. (PR5338)

LAND FOR SALE

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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

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Houses for Sale

(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 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. (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).

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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: premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For

appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3346) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6536) Great Family Home Near 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million

Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Ta d a r a w a d i Vi l l a g e For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211)

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A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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.

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co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796)

Houses for Rent

(ptmhfr-l1914)House for Rent. Swimming Pool. Fully furnished, 2 floors, Thepprasit Road, Soi 8. 19,500 baht. 087 137 9460 (ptmhfr-tpis0000)House for rent/sale in Siam Garden (Soi Siam Country Club) 820 sqm. land area, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/toilets, spacious living room and kitchen, s e p a r a t e m a i d ’s r o o m , swimming pool and office. For inquiries please call: 087-558-5933 Thai/English. (ptmhfr-tpis0000)A twostorey house in a very quiet secure development for rent in Grange Park Village opposite to Tara Pattana International School. With 1,600 sqm land area, very spacious, fully furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/toilets, office, spacious living room and kitchen, swimming pool and garden, separate maid’s room. For appointment and private viewing call: 082-462-3666 (Thai) 082040-4788 (English).


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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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5961) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the

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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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month,

3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

View Talay Building 1B, 13th Floor Jomtien Side for Lovely Sea Views. 32-sqm studio just been decorated, nice big Euro kitchen, fridge freezer, all matching furniture, big screen TV, new A/C. This condominium is located right near the main Jomtien to Pattaya Road. Ideal for buses and taxis and ideal for renting. Nice big swimming pool, bars and shops. Don’t miss it! For only 1,450,000 baht. Call: 084 529 9939 Baan Suan Lalana Condominium 800 Meters, Jomtien Beach. 52 sqm corner unit, ground floor, completely renovated to very high standards. Big fully equipped Euro kitchen, with balcony for BBQ, another big balcony from the lounge, nice big bathroom with Jacuzzi, bath, all new furniture, big screen TV, pictures and plants. Nice and peaceful, 2 big swimming pools, shops, etc… Must see. Only 1,490,000 baht. Call: 087 139 1539 Porchland Condominium Jomtien 800 Meters to Beach. Lovely 38sqm, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1 lounge, 1 bathroom unit with beautiful lake views from the balcony. Fully furnished with nice Euro kitchen; fridge freezer, 2 big screen TVs, 2 A/Cs, everything as new. Building only 2 years old, lovely swimming pool, fitness center. Private sale. Only 1,450,000 baht in foreign name. Call Alan: 087 139 1570 Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For

appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) F o re i g n e r O w n e r s h i p in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6662)

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High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6646) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 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 (PR4979) 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. pattaya@gmail.com City Garden Pattaya Central Pattaya.58sqm. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. FOR SALE 4,600,000 THB. Foreign Name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 2 - Beautiful 1 bedroom w/ sea view in Pratumnak. 85sqm. Fully-furnished. FOR SALE 5,690,000 THB or RENT40,000THB/mo. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES085-219-8232 / eliteproperties.pattaya@ gmail.com Park Royal 3 - Pratumnak. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 balcony. Fully-furnished w/ European Kitchen and pool view. FOR SALE6,500,000 THB or RENT 70,000THB/ mo. 1-yr. rental 40,000THB/ mo. Foreign name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com 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. pattaya@gmail.com HOT DEAL!!! The Base RESALE! - Central Pattaya. 30sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Semi-furnished w/ sea view. Walking distance to Central Festival and Pattaya beach. 2,850,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085219-8232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com


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Condos for Sale

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

Condos for Rent

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. For appointment

and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.

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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 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Avenue - Beautiful 43sqm, 1 bedroom located at the center of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 20,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 3,300,000THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Avenue - Cozy 34.5sqm, Studio located at the centre of Pattaya. Walking distance to shopping malls, Walking Street and Pattaya beach. 15,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 2,600,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com The Residence Condo Jomtien – 3bedroom, 3 bath, 2 balconies, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 150sqm area. 6-month rental: 65,000THB/mo. long term is cheaper. For viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232/ eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com The Residence Condo Jomtien – 1bedroom, 2 bath, 1 balcony, city view, Furnished w/ European Kitchen. 80.2sqm area. 36,000THB/mo. long t e r m i s c h e a p e r. F o r viewing Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com 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. pattaya@gmail.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, fullyfurnished, 26sqm area. Walking distance to shops and the beach.25,000THB/mo.1year rental 12,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 1,700,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Laguna Bay 1 - Nice Studio in Pratumnak, walking distance to shops and the beach. Fully furnished, 26sqm area. 25,000THB/mo. 1-year rental 12,000THB/

mo. or FOR SALE 1,575,00 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Park Royal 2 - 45sqm Studio located in Pratumnak. Fully-furnished w/ Sea view. 40,000THB/mo. 1-yr. rental 20,000THB/mo. or FOR SALE 2,890,000 THB Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com Club Royal Building A Naklua. 42 sqm. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Furnished w/ European Kitchen and city view.40,000THB/mo. or FORSALE 2,890,000 THB. Thai name. Contact: ELITE PROPERTIES 085-2198232 / eliteproperties. pattaya@gmail.com

Land for Sale

(ptmlfs-tpis0000) Land for Sale at Grange Park Vi l l a g e ! S e l l i n g p r i c e is 5.5M 1,600 sqm. For appointment and private viewing call: 082-4623666 (Thai) 082-040-4788 (English). Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0718)

Job Vacancies

The Ranch Steak House Requires Manager, Steak Chef, Steak Sous Chef, Pizza Chef, Captain, Bartender, Welcome Staff. Interested call Mr Danny at 081 949 8702 ( p t m - s b 111 4 ) K i t c h e n Manager (Foreign). Required for busy English pub. Experience in all aspect of the kitchen essential. Good salary plus bonus.

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Please send your detail or C.V to thehornbar@ hotmail.com Experienced Sales Person / Customer Service Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work in a property industry. Requirements: Good written and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer service-oriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595. Urgent! Experienced Wa i t re s s Wa n t e d f o r International restaurant. Must speak English. Good salary + tips. Call 091 240 4331.

Vehicles for Sale

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front and rear nudge bars, loads of extras, just been serviced. Lovely condition inside and out and looks great. Only 270,000 baht. Call: 087 139 1539 To y o t a T i g e r S p o r t s Cruiser. 4-door truck 2002. Champagne gold over silver, powered by Toyota 4 litre 24 valve 4 cam V8 rules on LPG or Benzine, with automatic gear box and overdrive, raised suspension, new front and rear shockers, new front and rear stabiliser bars, new 17” alloy wheels, new interior, carpets and headlining. The bodywork is 100% immaculate with no marks, TV with power AMP, chrome roll over bar and much more. This must be the finest available looks, goes and sounds awesome . All this for only 340,000 baht. Call 084 529 9939 Beautiful Toyota Camry ’05. Drive only 79,000km. Colour Silver blue. Have many extras, Car look like new… Best price only 280,000 THB. Tel: 087 025 9711.

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Our Community The Sukosols and their staff give back

Kamala Sukosol (4th right), president of Sukosol Hotels, with management and staff presented a donation of 355,000 baht to H.E. Anand Panyarachun (center), UNICEF

ambassador for Thailand, for the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. The presentation was held at Saha Union Building.

Royal Cliff joins “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” campaign on World Environment Day 2015

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

On June 4, 2015, employees of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group took part in the “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” campaign organized by Pattaya City Hall at Jomtien Beach, to commemorate World Environment Day 2015. Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Rermkijagarn and Pattaya City

Pattaya Elephant Village to host charity event Pattaya Elephant Village has given its support to and shown its confidence in the Erawan MTB group to carry out the event of “Erawan Mountain Bike Ride for Charity No. 1” together with carrying out the duties of public relations for the event on July 12, 2015, Sunday.

Councilor Chusak Sriwatchanapong welcomed volunteers to the event before they released fishes into the sea followed by a cleanup of Jomtien Beach. On the same day, another group of 20 employees from the Royal Cliff also joined neighbouring properties in cleaning the beaches and surrounding areas of Phratamnuk Hill.


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Youth Focus Great oaks from little acorns grow GIS Students Mark End by Peter Hartnell

The garden has long been seen as a metaphor for education. The shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines education as “the process of nourishing or rearing,” referring to the Latin verb educere, meaning “to lead out,” “to bring out,” “to draw forth.” Thus education and the idea of natural growth are inextricably linked. The teacher is seen as a gardener, responsible for allowing the great diversity of seedlings under his or her care to develop naturally, to become roses, pumpkins or great oaks, according to their nature. We should also remember that the development of the Kinder - Garten, literally, the Children’s Garden, in early nineteenth century Germany was based on the idea that children, like plants, were to be isolated and protected from malevolent outside forces. The concern to protect our children and to allow them to develop naturally in partnership and harmony

with our planet is today joined with an urgent environmental need to educate our students to become the gardeners and carers of our planet. Our school vision states that our mission is to “create individuals who aspire to a common humanity and a clear understanding of the needs of our planet and its guardianship.” Last month, on “Royal Ploughing Day,” these concerns were foremost in our thoughts at school. Thailand is predominantly an agricultural economy and in that respect reflects the majority of the peoples of the earth. Teacher Chompoo, our Thai teacher, organized a day of planting for all our classes on that day as part of an on-going project to develop a sense of conservation and environmental awareness in our students. Students planted vegetables such as cucumber, morning glory and beans throughout the school grounds. The extensive grounds of Tara Pattana International School are generously planted with fruit and

vegetables, much of which is used in school meals for our children, while what remains is often sold directly to parents and staff at the school. Earlier this year all our Key Stage 1 students visited the Real Life farm in Sattahip, where they gained valuable knowledge of caring for the earth through recycling and reusing organic and non-organic materials, building structures from raw materials, organic farming, self-sustenance, horticulture and animal care. A couple of years ago, to mark the King’s birthday, our students initiated a tree planting project in the school grounds. To draw attention to the degraded condition of some of our forests and the resulting environmental problems, our students learned of the need to protect and preserve forest assets and resources. We have continued to plant trees on our campus, which must surely now be one of the greenest and most ecologically conscious community gardens in the area. Our school garden is not only a place of calm, peace, healing and health. It is an opportunity for us all to participate in building a community, practice self-reliance and in our students, sow the seeds of a philosophy of education based on true guardianship of our planet and all those who inhabit it. Education and gardening go hand in hand. As the old Chinese proverb says “When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.”

of IGCSEs

Year 11 students from Garden International School (GIS) celebrated the end of their IGCSEs with a spectacular evening at the Hilton, Pattaya. After finishing their final IGCSEs examinations - the world's leading assessment for 16-year-olds - the

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students gathered at the Hilton for a buffet and entertainment on June 6. IGCSE Coordinator Chris Stokes gave a welcome speech, before parents, teachers and students enjoyed the international and Thai buffet. There were performances of 'Operation Valkyrie' and 'Style' before a surprise rap duo took to the stage, in the shape of form tutors Mr Shiells and Mr Berry. These teachers have been their form tutors since Year 7. Year 11 then all sang 'On Our Way' by The Royal Concept before GIS Principal Dr Stuart Tasker said thank you to the parents, teachers and students for their efforts. Some students will now be leaving GIS but many will return to take part in the school's successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. Its IGCSE results are regularly above the world average. For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com.


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Youth Focus Working at Mooltripakdee International School by Cecilla Naporra

I always had a passion for teaching. The moment a child finally understands a problem is the most rewarding experience for me. After having taught in China for two and a half years I decided it was time for a change and traveled to Thailand to try my luck as a teacher here. I feel incredibly privileged to have been chosen to work at MIS. The school’s campus provides a very relaxed and peaceful

atmosphere with fun playgrounds for the kids and exotic plants all around. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities that make it fun and easy to teach. What I love most about working in an international school is the interaction with the kids. I currently teach year one and my class is a diverse blend of cultures with more than eight

nationalities united in one classroom. It is fascinating to me what ideas and thoughts the children come up with and how seemingly effortless they switch between different cultures and languages. We have been discussing a lot of poetry in our English class lately and the kids particularly enjoyed spotting the rhyming words in a text

and replacing them with their own. In our Theme class we studied the life cycle of a sunflower and tasted the seeds and even planted our own flowers. In Math we learned to recognize different coins and how to add them up. The kids especially liked the classroom shop I set up for them to practice their coin counting skills and give

them a ‘real-life’ experience in making amounts with coins. Our class is very excited about the field trip in two weeks’ time. We are going to see a magic show and also learn our own magic tricks to charm friends and family. It has been such a pleasure to work at MIS so far and I am already looking forward to the next term.

GIS Students Celebrate the End of IB by Mark Beales Students from Garden International School (GIS) celebrated the end of their IB studies with a special evening of music and memories at the Hilton Pattaya. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students, along with their

parents and teachers, went to the Hilton Pattaya. Several former GIS students also came along to catch up with their friends and wish them well. IB is the world’s leading preuniversity course and GIS is the most-established IB school in the region. After being welcomed

by the MCs for the evening, Head Boy Patrick and Head Girl Pauline, everyone enjoyed an international and Thai buffet. There were then musical performances by Emily and Laura and the IB2 band, before the Form Tutors talked about their students’ achievements. Many students are now heading

to universities around the world, from Australia to the USA to study everything from journalism to engineering. The IB students all said a few words, then showed a special video they had made where they talked about what IB was like, and said goodbye to their teachers. Students had also made gift booklets for their teachers, which were filled with farewell messages. GIS Principal Dr Tasker gave a speech and handed out the IB2 Yearbook and IB teddy bears to the students. The evening ended with all the students singing a mash-up of ‘Count on Me’ and ‘See You Again’, after which they donned graduation caps and gowns to pose for photos. IB Coordinator Mark Beales said, “Completing IB is a huge challenge and these students all worked hard to finish

the course. Because they did IB at GIS, they can now look forward to attending top universities around the world. As well as working hard and doing well academically, they also enriched the school with their positive attitudes and humour. We will miss them but look forward to hearing

about their new adventures at different universities.” Special thanks to Tulanakorn Tailors, who generously provided the graduation caps and gowns free of charge. Mark Beales is IB Coordinator and English Teacher at Garden International School.


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Local Sports The Coach Plays Straight to Conquer the Mountain!

by Peter Grey

Mountain Shadow GC Well we left the bar in the middle of a down pour, as the heavens had opened up over Pattaya, only to be greeted by a dry course with no sign of any rain. Not too many players at the course other than our contingent. Playing from the Blue Tees it seemed to suit some of our players as scores were not too bad and discussion at the completion was nothing short of good. (Bernie, I was not listening to you!) The course was in top condition and the greens slow as per the normal. Welcomes were handed out to Volker Buley, Simon Niven and Kim Scadden! Mike Gosden (Mr. Six O’clock, the coach) with his 40 points was hotter than

Bucket’s BBQ on a Sunday night when Bruce calls in for dinner! Second place went to Mark ( the Viper ) Stapleton just pipping Jim Groves, with Colin Stielow beating Denis Steele on a count back. In the bar, both Rob and Rocky were rather subdued whilst in the company of Geri and Peter, finding out some time later Geri and Pete got the better of them. Results for Mountain Shadow 1stMike Gosden (16) 40pts 2ndMark Stapleton (20) 38pts 3rdJim Groves (12) 36pts 4th Colin Stielow (31) 34 pts 5th Denis Steele (14) 34 pts Near pins went to Alex

Field on the 5th, Denis Steele, on the 8th, and the 17th wither Volker Buley taking out the chocolates on the 15th. Long fist putts went to Colin Stielow on the 9th and Dennis Steele on the 18th. Deefa the dog was let off his chain and had a great time collecting for the needy in Pattaya. In the photo (L to R) are Mike Gosden and Russell Calcutt The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086. The Growling Swan also caters to bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Wednesdays at 10 am to play at Cocos on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht, so great value for a day out.

May 2015 PAGS Tournament from Treasure Hill by Eric Hearn

Mike Jeffries Leads the Way with 41 points 85 players travelled Hwy 331 to the Treasure Hill course, which is currently in overall tip top condition. Although the weather was hot and humid, there was just enough breeze to keep it from being too oppressive. We played from the forward yellow tee markers today, but still the course provided a solid challenge for all. Mike Jeffries (15) was the only golfer to break 40 points on the day, leading the B grade home by a clear 4 points to Tom Thompson (14) with Pierre Bietry (20) getting 3rd spot a further point behind on 36 points. The A flight (0 – 10) was a tightly contested division, with Jim Cleaver (9) the winner with 37 points, to go with his 2 technical prizes, while Jonathan Pratt (9) got 2nd on countback 18/16 over Jeff

Mike Jeffries - Top scorer

both shot a commendable 77 off the stick. Bob getting the goodies, with his back 9 of 39 to Paul’s 42. Only a small contingent of ladies again this month, with Nut (20) leading the way with 33 points. Several multiple winners in the technical prizes, getting their maximum 2 prizes, among others, were Paul Smith, Jack Grinvold, and Leo Ruuskanen. Sami Sarajärvi _ C flt Winner

Jim Cleaver - A flt Winner

Wylie (8) after both signed for 36 points. The C flight, for handicaps 21 and up, was the most tightly contested, with all place getters shooting the same score of 32 points. After multiple countbacks, the placing were as follows: Long drive winner on the 9th in the under 55 division, Sami Sarajarvi (27) 17 on the back 9, Doug Jasper (22) 16 on the back 9, with 3rd going to Jan Johansson (24). The low gross required a countback, to separate Bob Watson and Paul Smith, after

BBQ King Dave was away, but his trusty sidekicks kept all attendees well satisfied with their tasty offerings for the night. We all look forward to another successful tournament with next month’s event at Eastern Star on 24 June. Contact Shane on 0859459689 to ensure your preferred tee time.

First monthly tournament a big success Burapha, C & D–Stableford This was the very first Phantom Golf Cup Tournament and the interest shown was terrific as we had 66 players on the starting sheet for the very popular and classy Burapha Golf Course. We found out several days before that we would be playing the C & D layout which enabled us to prepare the pin markers as we had 2 technical prizes on every hole, being one for A flight and one for B flight. The technical awards varied from nearest the pin on the par threes, longest first putt, longest drive, nearest to the box on the fairway, nearest the pin in 2 shots and nearest the pin in 3 shots. The weather was not looking too good as we drove to the course but we knew that the “rain gods” were on our side, although it turned out to be a close one weather wise! Ten of the players on the starting sheet turned out to be non-starters, 6 of them actually presenting themselves at the course but didn’t like the look of the weather and went home. It was somewhat disappointing as at least 3 of them are long time residents of Pattaya and should know that if you wait a while all will be well but nevertheless the other 56 true golfers made the correct decision and all turned out fine with a 30-minute break during the round waiting for a mini storm to come and go. Everyone commented on the great condition of the course as it is always in good “nick” and there were some excellent scores, particularly in the A flight. Apart from the 36 technical awards there were four place getters in both A and B Flights and the presentations were held back at The Phantom Bar where a fantastic buffet meal was provided for all players and partners. Many thanks go to Lewiinskis, Fleming and Hotel Dania for the food and thanks to Christian Boysen for sponsoring this very popular event.

In the A flight it was Gerry “Baker Street” Rafferty who stole the show with a massive 45 points, 4 points ahead of Allan Wilkinson in second place. With 2 golfers on 40 points, a count back was needed which resulted in Danny Senko (22 point back nine) finishing third from Robbie Taylor (18 point back nine) in fourth spot. Scores were considerably lower in the B flight where Ken Grimes was the winner with 35 points and Phantom’s own Tony Cook was second with 34 points. Another count back was required to determine third and fourth places and it was another “Phantomite” Wan Makmul (19 point back nine) who came third from veteran Peter Henshaw (15 point back nine) in fourth place. Results: A Flight – 0 to 18 1st – Gerry Rafferty (17) - 45 points 2nd – Allan Wilkinson (13) - 41 points 3rd – Danny Senko (8) - 40 points 4th – Robbie Taylor (13) - 40 points B Flight – 19 and over 1st – Ken Grimes (19) – 35 points 2nd – Tony Cook (29) – 34 points 3rd – Wan Makmul (33) – 33 points 4th – Peter Henshaw (22) – 33 points It was a fantastic day and evening with everyone having a great time and the next Phantom Monthly Tournament will be held at Treasure Hill on Wednesday, July 1st 2015 with the first tee time at 10.00am. Bob Maluga triumphs in the rain! Phoenix, Mountain & Ocean – Stableford It was Fridays at Phoenix again and quite a good turnout with 16 players on the starting

sheet. A heart, welcome was handed out to Dave “Fletch” Fletcher on R & R from Australia who was playing his first game with us. Our tee time had been brought forward a bit so it was a last minute rush getting people there earlier but all was well and our first group teed off a couple of minutes later than our allotted 9.52 am start time. The weather was good but the course was in quite good shape with the greens getting better by the week. After 6 holes the heavens opened and down it came, so we tried to struggle on but eventually had to join a bunch of golfers sheltering at the drink stop alongside the Mountain 7 green. A few players (none of ours of course) decided to call it a day – somewhat prematurely we thought and in fact after about 40 minutes the rain stopped and we were on our way again. The fairways were naturally quite wet for a couple of holes but the greens drained very quickly and we continued and completed our round without any further delay.

by Peter Blackburn

Bob Maluga had no trouble with the wet conditions and his 37 points was good enough to take first place in the men’s flight with Dave Fletcher in second place on 35 points. With 2 golfers on 34 points we needed a count back which saw third spot going to Dennis Botch (21 point back nine) and good old Marcus Earp (19 point back nine) took fourth place. The ladies flight was won by the very consistent Thientong Charoenrung who compiled 33 points. Results: Men’s Flight 1st – Bob Maluga (17) - 37 points 2nd – Dave Fletcher (29) - 35 points 3rd – Dennis Botch (16) - 34 points 4th – Marcus Earp (32) – 34 points Ladies Flight 1st – Thientong Charoenrung (17) – 33 points LFP Ocean 9 - Nat Rukkid 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, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email petermalcolmblackburn@gmail. com.


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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf From BJ's Burapha (Stableford) Straight there and ‘Pay and Go’ on the day and as all know that was a nice surprise as we usually have to wait a while till the clock ticks over. So with such a fine start what more could one wish for but the course in best condition and great weather, well we got the lot, not bad for a Tuesday in June. So on to the first and we were able to get away without delay, and were not held up all the way around. The weather as said was excellent, maybe a little hot, but this is Thailand after all and apart from the odd! golfer who found it a bit too hot, the rest relished the day and had a great round. So to the course and we were a bit apprehensive as the last couple of times we went it

had not been at its best. Well on this day it was in very good condition. It seems there is to be a big competition coming up soon and much work is being done on the course. Seemingly it is important for the rough to be deep, The fairways to be narrowed, The greens to be true, cut and rolled, double cutting, and some rebuilding of the bunkers. This being the original golf course in the Eastern Seaboard it has matured well and it is a pleasure to play. So advert over, great day out. I like the restaurant here, has some good food, but as usual it was back to BJ’s and the players always seem to fill up on food there. So back a bit early it was soon time to get on with the results and we were really early.

Flight winners

In the A flight, 0 to 21, the winner was Bob Watson with 37 points ahead of Maurice Roberts with 35 points in second and Andre Van Dyk with 34 points in third. In the B flight the winner was Barry Elphick with 36 points ahead of Nigel Perry with 35

Hutt made the putts! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees 1st – Mathias Hermann (13) 43 points 2nd – Bob Watson (5) 39 points T - 3rd – Billy Eyles (17) 35 points T - 3rd – David Deira (18) 35 points Today was yet another public holiday, so there were a few less souls taking to the fairways of Green Valley for this competition. Never mind, we sat off right on time at 08:15 to comfortably make our 09:28 first tee time. It’s nice to get back to TGC around 3ish, get the presentation done and still have a good chunk of the afternoon ahead of you. We had another multinational podium with South Africa, England, Australia and Germany all finishing in the victory circle. It’s good to welcome back some blokes who have not been back to Pattaya for a few years and catch up with their activities. You never know who will show up on your doorstep sometimes. It was also great to see our buddy Roachie, a European Tour caddie for Tyrell Hatton, get confirmation that they have qualified to play in The Open! Tyrell had a great final day to get to a tie for 4th at the Irish Open last week, so good luck boys! Green Valley continues to be in great condition and young Mathias ate it all up with the best round of his trip. We don’t get many rounds in the forties so his 43 pointer was very special. I would always be happy with a 39 at RGV as it is usually a big enough number for a win. Bob Watson picked the wrong day to shoot it and ended

Mark Haffenden

by Derek Brook

up the bridesmaid today. Dave and Billy finished sharing box number three, both at 35 Stableford points. Laem Chabang A & C – Stableford – White Tees 1st – Mark Haffenden (0) 38 points 2nd – Andy Kellner (9) 36 points 3rd – Walter Baechli (14) 34 points Sports Day rates demanded we head back out to one of the best golf courses in Asia, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Laem

points in second and Graham Buckingham in third with 34 points. Then as usual it was time to tell about the one that got away. T.T.F.N. Near Pin John Davis (2), Henry Wong, Bob Watson, Long put Andre Van Dyk

by Peter Blackburn

to playing off scratch. Today he was just off the white tees so it probably seemed a walk in the park to shoot 2 under. In my dreams! Great shooting, Mark, and Andy did well on 36 with Walter and his electric trousers a couple back on 34. Thursday 4th – Phoenix – Stableford – White Tees. 1st – John Hutt (23) 38 points T – 2nd – Peter Thomas (18) 37 points T – 2nd – Ken Aihara (3) 37 points

The best way to beat that Friday traffic jam is to play on Thursday! Not that I was looking at my watch, but we had a great round right at the 4-hour mark and back at TGC by 2:30, fantastic! Phoenix is really looking good these days and when the Kenny Aihara, big winner Lake 9 is finished it will be John Hutt with Peter even better. They are digging up all of the Lake course and Thomas après-golf at TGC. rebuilding the tee boxes as Chabang International. For those of you well as all the greens, from what we saw not from these parts, the town is just 12 here today. It should all be pretty amazing clicks down the road and is the biggest in a few months time. Yes, we played here last week for our deepwater port in Thailand. This area is the home of the Thai automobile industry and Monthly Medal, and it was a full sign up all the major players are here. We even have sheet. This time was the same, which shows BMW and Triumph Motorcycle factories you what a popular venue this is. Khun Nat has got the low season pricing right and as well! In the past, this golf course has won most golf bars have been coming here on many awards from the major golf magazines a regular basis. This was a big deal for today’s winner as but has been somewhat overshadowed of late by Siam and Amata Spring. The recent well as for us. This was the first time John redevelopment of the clubhouse, pro shop, Hutt has had a win! John has been playing locker rooms and restaurant has brought with us for the last 3 years or so, and today this great track back to her former glory. he was on top of the world and his putter did the talking. It’s always good to see new Condition of the course was superb. Mark Haffenden is a buddy of ours we blood on that podium, especially when have seen go from a 4 handicap down now they are a Chelsea supporter. Well played, John, and we hope this is the first of many for you now. Also, a big thank you to Mr. Hutt for his contributions to the Caddy Smile program that Dave Ferris and Phil Smedley are running, but more on that next week. Thanks again to all who joined us this week, and we hope to see you Another spectacular vista at Phoenix. soon.


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You & Your Pets Thailand is dog country A recent survey indicates that Thailand has nearly six million dogs and only two million cats—not even considering the number of strays that wander the streets of Pattaya. Those statistics clearly establish the Kingdom as dog country, with three times as many canines as felines. Unlike most of the world. Internationally, it is estimated that cats outnumber dogs by roughly two million, mainly because the feline species is more compact (you can fit more cats in your house or condo than you can German Shepherds, for example) and cats are easier to care for (try leaving those German Shepherds alone in your apartment over a three-day weekend). According to the market research firm Euromonitor, cats are the favored pet in most of Western Europe, with the exception of Spain, Portugal and Ireland. South America is strictly dog country, as is much of Asia. Some regions, like the Middle East and parts of Africa, have an especially long-standing appreciation of cats, while in Latin

Cats for You in Pattaya

Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/

Oliver

This lovely fellow is the last of three kittens rescued from Jomtien. His two sisters have already gone to their new home. He is very friendly and full of fun; he loves all other cats and would make a lovely new friend for your lonely puss. America it's the complete opposite—dogs are part of family life there. World pet populations also appear to follow a few interesting trends. For one, highly developed countries tend to have more balanced cat and dog populations.

You probably are aware of health measures related to you and your family, but do you know what issues are important to provide for your pet’s well-being? This Pattaya Today feature may help answer some common questions.

Gingy

This lovely young kitten was rescued from a local market along with her brother and sister. She is very friendly, has lovely blue eyes and a funny short crooked tail!

Muffin

Muffin came to us pregnant a few years ago, she had four babies while she was here all of which have now been re-homed, she is a very friendly soul who loves her food and of course lots of cuddles!

Say ‘Ahhrrf ’ In addition to taking your cat or dog to a veterinarian for an annual examination, it’s a good idea for you to do simple home checkups weekly, particularly if you allow your pet to go outdoors. Do-it-yourself exams are a great way to nip potential health problems in the bud, and a basic checkup is quick and as easy as one, two, three: 1) Check under your pet’s fur for lumps, bumps,

Tiny Tots

flakes, scabs, fleas or discoloration that might be caused by infections or allergies. 2) Examine your pet’s ears and eyes for any signs of redness or discharge. 3) Make note of any changes in the animal’s eating, drinking, sleeping or bowel habits. If something seems off, call or visit the vet.

These four tiny kittens were found abandoned in a cardboard box at a temple close to our home. They are still being fed milk every three hours at the moment but by the time you see this article they should soon be ready to go to a new home.

Cat Corner Tip

The first dogs were actually wolves. It is thought that about 12,000 years ago these wild canines became attracted to the earliest sites of permanent human habitats and domesticated themselves.

Going to the Dogs... My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.

~Author Unknown

Although cats are nearly purrfect at grooming themselves, they nevertheless need regular brushing and combing to keep their coats in top condition. Shorthaired cats like Siamese should be brushed about once a week; longhaired cats like Persians require grooming at least every other day.


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Solution Issue 17 PHILOSOPHERS OF LAST CENTURY ~ John Glenn... As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind – every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. ~ Desmond Tutu... When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. ~ David Letterman... America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked. ~ Howard Hughes... I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I'm a billionaire. ~ Old Italian proverb... After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box. ~ Betsy Salkind... Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for 30 years. ~ Jean Kerr... The only reason they say 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor... I've been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage. ~ Jeff Foxworthy... You know you're a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn't. ~ Prince Philip...

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. ~ Harrison Ford... Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. ~ Robin Hall... Lawyers believe a person is innocent until proven broke. ~ Jean Rostand... Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror. ~ WH Auden... We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.

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