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Rebranding Pattaya Tourism

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attaya is one of five cities chosen by the coup-installed government to rebrand Thai tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Eastern Seaboard city is to be transformed into a world-class sports and family destination. As regards the four other cities, Bangkok is to be rebranded a World Heritage River Cruise Destination, Nan will become a cyclist-friendly safe-town and haven for the elderly, whilst Phuket will specialize in premium cruises and conventions and exhibitions. Koh Phangan will continue to be a fun place for the young, full-moon parties included. Visitor arrivals in Pattaya peaked in 2013 with more than 10 million people generating 100 billion baht from tourism-related activities. Overall numbers have declined since then by about 30 percent. Particularly hard-hit have been the Russian and European markets, although the decline has been offset to some extent by

the continuing influx of Chinese tourists. Turning Pattaya into a worldclass sports destination is already an aim of the Pattaya City administration. The resort hosts annually the Singha Pattaya Open in tennis as well as the Bike Week Festival and the popular Pattaya Marathon. Last year it played host to the Women’s International Beach Volleyball Championship and has a selection of sports including golf, jet-skiing, yachting and car racing. At a more sedentary level there are chess facilities and, uniquely in Thailand, two international bridge clubs. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said, “Pattaya stands out as a leader in water sports, hosting several competitions and training camps for national athletes. It is suitable to be developed further with its many facilities, top-class hotels and increasing family-orientated

Continued on page 4 Close start line action on Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien, Pattaya

photo by Guy Nowell


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Police get ready for AEC Senior police from Bangkok organized a meeting at Pattaya police station to give lectures on the implications of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community which will increase the number of visitors within the 10-country block. Statistics were given on how many foreigners were arrested in Thailand and for which crimes. Common crimes were using fake credit cards, money laundering and illegal drugs. Recent cases were highlighted, in particular the recent arrest of Cameroonian and Nigerian nationals tricking people out of their life savings.

Carried gun in Walking Street A conscripted soldier was seen wearing a firearm on Walking Street before escaping in his Isuzu pickup. The man was later arrested with a female companion on Pattaya-Naklua Road and one .38 handgun and some bullets were also taken into custody. Kitichote Klabsri, 26, told investigators the gun did belong to him but he never threatened anyone with it, adding that the woman in his vehicle was actually his sister. He was charged with carrying a weapon in a public place.

Iranians arrested Prostitute robs for theft at Big C drunk American

Two Iranian tourists were arrested by security staff at Big C North Pattaya after they were seen attempting to tear the barcode off several items. Mohamed Nejaed, 22, and Omid Sqlmahle, 20, were charged with attempting to steal several pairs of socks, underwear, trousers and shirts.

Fleeing man hit by bus Chinese tourists on a coach looked on horrified as a motorbike crashed into the front of their vehicle in North Pattaya. Surasak Kongdee, 36, received several broken bones and was rushed to hospital. Onlookers said the man seemed to be trying to escape from men who were dressed like policemen. However, the mysterious pursuers disappeared as quickly as they had arrived on the scene. Regular police said they were not sure what was going on and would prepare a detailed report.

An American tourist sought the help of the police after taking a woman to his apartment and drinking a copious amount before falling into a deep slumber. Paul Jon Blum, 65, said that when he woke up he was without some clothes and 1,000 US dollars in cash. The CCTV at the residence was in operation but unfortunately the images were blurred. However, it was noticed that the woman in question was rather plump and 160 cm tall, information which will be incorporated into the search.


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News Rebranding Pattaya Tourism Continued from page 1

Sukhumvit woes If you thought there wasn’t any sign of great activity on the Sukhumvit road tunnel, you may be right. An engineer told a frustrated driver in a long queue of traffic near Central Road that 2018 for completion might be somewhat optimistic. Still it’s only a rumour. Ferry service Just when we thought everything was OK for the cross gulf ferry service linking Pattaya and Hua Hin, we learn that Pattaya pier won’t do at present as a terminal point. Bali Hai, which cost 240 million baht when it was updated in 2002, will need dredging, as it’s not deep enough to take a ferry. Pyongyang delights A reader tells us that he has just returned from the North Korean capital – one of those tours where you have to bow before statues – and found the new airport terminal just as luxurious as press reports claim. Gleaming glass everywhere. But the cafeteria was closed with a sign stating “Please wait two more days”. Cambodian hosts Word has it that an increasing number of staff in nightclubs are Cambodian nationals, often short-term as they get only two weeks on arrival at a border post. Some say this is a result of the falling birthrate in Thailand, which started 20 years ago, whilst others say Thais no longer find the entertainment industry an attractive career option.

ethos.” She added that Pattaya had already changed public perceptions that it is merely a nighttime entertainment venue. But some tourism experts say that what the city needs now is a planned sports future. Sanpech Supabowornsthian, president of the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter, said, “In the past events have been organized on an ad hoc basis without any real planning or

coordination between agencies. Now we are working on longer-term plans and intend to publish a calendar of forthcoming sports events at the beginning of each year.” He added that such a strategy would enable potential visitors to time their stay well-ahead with events they most enjoy. City planners agree that better planning is the key to success. Some local destinations, such as Koh Larn, which receives 10,000 visitors

daily, are already oversubscribed. Meanwhile, Pattaya itself is suffering from waste, pollution and traffic congestion. A spokeswoman for City Hall told Pattaya Today, “There are a number of infrastructure improvements underway which may take a year or two to complete and are currently causing some aggravation. But it is only through long term-strategies that we can ensure a sustainable flow of overseas and local visitors.”

Water vending machines to blame Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Leamkitjakarn presided over a seminar to discuss the problems of water vending machines which have been damaging people’s health because of the bacteria inside. It was found that excessive bacteria were found in 80 percent of the machines, caused by failure to clean the various parts and to change the filter. The Consumer Protection Division explained to 100 vending machine operators the correct way to service the machines and to avoid poisoning people, however unintentionally.

Rotary hands out scholarships

MICE expands Official figures say that one in ten visitors to Pattaya is now a MICE guest which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions. These are the upmarket tourists and locals who spend a lot of cash in the resort. Usually in the daytime and not at night. Dark side restaurant Good reports about Nong Bistro located on Siam Country Club, Sirisa Building near Soi 13. Closed on Mondays. Wide menu catering for most tastes, Thai or otherwise, with real quality and value for money. Future of fish Bang Saray fishermen are warning that the government crackdown on illegally operating trawlers – occasioned by EU threats to blacklist the country – will cause inflation in the cost of seafood as more and more trawlers are forced into dock. Better order your shrimp fried rice without delay. Hello hello It’s wonderful that Thai cinemas in the area are now publicizing their contact numbers so that you can find out what’s on, where and at what time. The next thing, of course, is to ensure that somebody picks up the phone. Retirement delay People are asking why some retirement visas are processed in 10 minutes while others take up to two weeks. It depends what visa you have. If you are applying with a 30-day or 60-day tourist stamp or visa, then your passport has to be sent to Bangkok Immigration to obtain the non-immigrant type required to start the process. British passports The good news is that British passport renewals, applied for in Thailand, are now taking on average only two weeks to process in UK. This time last year the average time lag between applying and receiving was three months. Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.

Rotary Club Pattaya Chairman Satienpong Kamnon presented scholarships to 70 needy children in local schools, including the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities. Each student received 2,000 baht to help with uniforms, equipment and ancillary costs.

Preparing for AEC Civil servants and other Pattaya workers were told to prepare for the inauguration of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community. At a conference focusing on such preparation, overseen by Deputy Mayor Weerawat Khakai, participants were advised that visitors from the 10-country free-trade group are about to swell and those serving the public would be well advised to improve their skills.


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News Diana group manager promotes Buddhism

The managing director of Diana Group, Sophin Thepjak, received the Sao Sema Dharmajak award from Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for her work in encouraging local people to practice Dharma in accordance with Buddhist principles.

Sports day for the young

Pattaya Education Office hosted a sports day for kindergarten kids which were attended by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Twelve local schools sent their youngest pupils.

Scouts on the march

Two hundred Boy and Girl Scouts marched to celebrate the establishment of the Thai Scout movement and to commemorate King Rama VI who inaugurated the project in 1911. Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon presided over the opening ceremony and praised the value of the Scouts in inculcating good citizenship.

Lunch for the elderly

Princess Chulabhorn Walailak authorized Sopha Panich to host a free lunch for 232 pensioners at Ban Banglamung Social Welfare Development Centre for Older Persons. The centre was established in 1968 and has 98 male and 134 female longterm residents. Chamnanwit Terat, Chonburi vice governor, attended the lunch.

More complaints about foreign guides A seminar for tour guides at the A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya turned into a grumbling session focused on foreign guides. Foreigners are often employed because of their ability to speak Russian, Chinese or English, but Thai guides at the seminar pointed out that the farang know very little of Thai culture and history and frequently don’t understand what is going on at the sites they visit. The matter was not resolved.

More mangrove seedlings planted

Some 200 soldiers and Banglamung residents planted trees in a mangrove forest in a project organized by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. The project, involving 26,500 rai of forest, seeks to protect the environment and temper winds from the sea.

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News Market owner Monk hides Snap Judgment for eight years surrenders Sexual Confusion Sex is a topic always difficult to handle in Thailand. On the face of things, the country is very open on the subject and international campaigners have sometimes praised the public education here on anti-AIDS awareness and the need to wear condoms. Yet Thailand’s teen pregnancy and HIV infection rates remain worryingly high, although not greatly publicized by the Thai press. When a sexual scandal occurs and reaches the public forum, there is a shocked response from the authorities. In a recent case, a woman was shown on social media sexually serving a foreigner in Pattaya. Senior Bangkok police were here in a jiffy to investigate, but not a lot happened in practice. The bar in question was closed only for 10 days after it was declared that the perpetrators had been asked to leave as soon as their tryst was discovered. The reaction was almost as if this sort of thing was entirely new in the annals of Pattaya. A similar situation occurred a few years ago when a senior visitor from the Thai tourism ministry visited Pattaya and was quoted as saying that she had seen no evidence of prostitution during her stay. It then transpired that the lady in question had been closeted in her five-star hotel for most of her visit and was whisked away to dinner in a closed limousine whose driver was instructed to avoid any “risky” areas. This story was then paired with a very different comment from an embassy official who described Pattaya as a sexual Disneyland. There was then a serious discussion online about which of the two speakers was nearer to the truth. Yes, sex is indeed difficult to handle in Thailand. To take another example, Thailand has a large community of ladyboys and is gay-friendly for the most part. Yet Thai society lacks any understanding of the issues of gender equality. Transgenders in Thailand still face discrimination across the board and gays can still be dismissed from their jobs on the grounds of sexual (dis)orientation. This worry about gender issues also extends to the media. In 2010 the National Film Board banned a movie “Insects in the Backyard” because of the presence of a transgender father and a couple of “pornographic” scenes which were held to be against good moral principles. The movie censors in Thailand also Vaseline-blur images of people smoking or women showing their cleavage, yet people can still watch TV soap operas where rape scenes are by no means unusual. It’s no wonder people become confused about what is acceptable and what is not. Then there was the outcry last year when a government leader suggested that young women who wore bikinis on the beach were actually encouraging unwelcome attention. This sexual confusion in Thailand is difficult to explain. At one level, there is an assumption that good and noble people do not discuss publicly sexual topics and seek to distance themselves if something nasty turns up. At another level, hypocrisy reigns supreme. While sex toys and pornography are illegal in Thailand and shops suspected of housing them raided on a frequent basis, sexual activity is common in almost any massage parlour you choose to mention. This may be true of other countries, but it’s only in Thailand (it seems) that truth and reality are disguised wherever possible. A policeman recently said that go-go bars are mostly OK as the men simply watch the gyrating women or men as they sip their drinks. Oh really? Maybe the refusal to face facts is why sex education in Thailand, in spite of the hype, has been so futile and ineffective. The country has the highest teen pregnancy rate of all the 10 ASEAN states and the second highest in the world. At the last Valentine’s Day, officials suggested teens should celebrate the occasion by having dinner rather than sex. Yet it is surely true that if you keep preaching about virginity, you are very wide of the mark when you deal with social reality on the ground. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about sex in Thailand is that prostitution is actually illegal under a clause of the Entertainments Venue Act of 1960. Although widely ignored, unless underage children are involved, the law sets the scene for the official attitude: prostitution is frowned on and discouraged wherever possible. The fact that Pattaya grew up 50 years ago largely to satisfy the internal needs of US servicemen on rest and recreation was conveniently forgotten, as is the obvious fact that police corruption is very happy to exist in such an environment. Even the current government in Thailand maintains a starchy approach to moral questions. You can’t buy alcohol in the mornings, part of the afternoon and after midnight and beer can’t be available within 300 metres of a school or temple. You would never guess that Thailand’s main industry is offering tourist facilities to foreigners. As long as sex remains a social taboo in Thailand, progress on the matter is a non-starter. If there is to be a serious effort to create better understandings about sex and gender, there must be a lead from top government levels. There is no sign of that coming to pass any time soon.

Police arrested Chockchai Thongyai, 41, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl more than eight years ago. The monk was found in a Na Jomtien temple. This was the second attempt to catch the accused who had previously escaped by scaling a wall and fleeing into the night. This time officers took him by surprise in his sleep.

Barcode ripper exposed at Tesco

Two policemen who were assaulted whilst looking for contraband in the Grand Hall Market on Soi Buakhao have agreed to settle the matter out of court. The officers, Lieutenant Colonel Kwanpichai and Lieutenant Rapeepong, were attacked by a group of stallholders. The market owner, 61-year-old Supphakrit, at first denied any involvement but then gave himself up, saying that it was impossible to attribute blame in a confused scuffle. He was initially charged with obstructing a police officer doing his duty but was released after he surrendered.

Fake police collect dues

A man who tried to steal a printer from Tesco Lotus in North Pattaya was apprehended after sales staff became suspicious about the barcode which appeared to have been torn off. Adisorn Srionnoi, 31, paid for several other items at the cashier’s desk, but tried to hide the printer from scanning inspection by ripping off the barcode. He later told police he had behaved stupidly as his plan was full of obvious holes, not least the fact that a store security officer saw him removing the barcode from the package.

Trainee monks hurt in motorbike crash

A motorbike hit the back of a saloon car, throwing off the driver and his pillion passenger both of whom were novice monks. Rescuers at the accident scene found two teen boys, Winai and Songpol, who were training in a Pattaya monastery. They were both taken to hospital to attend to some broken bones. The accident occurred in front of the Toyota Centre in Banglamung. The boys said they had borrowed a friend’s bike for a pleasant joy ride and almost immediately crashed into another vehicle.

A bar girl complained to police that several men posing as police officers had been demanding cash from entertainment venues on Walking Street. Legitimate police officers confirmed that the men were fake officers shaking down bars and clubs and threatening violence. Police said they would bolster patrols on and around Walking Street.

Drunken woman hurt in accident

Locals helped rescue the driver of a turned over car on Soi Paniad Chang, Moo 9. The driver, Chutikarn Sudchantuek, 38, appeared to be inebriated; she was taken to Banglamung Hospital for emergency aid. Witnesses said she had been driving too fast and struck a parked pickup truck causing damage to another motorcycle and her car to turn over.

German attempts suicide Police rushed to Rungland Village in South Pattaya after learning that a 74-year-old German had stabbed himself numerous times with a knife and was seriously wounded. He was taken to the Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment and was later said to be recovering. His Thai companion, Jureeporn, 40, said he had been a news reporter in Germany and had retired to Pattaya only to discover that he had become extremely bored. A complicated factor was the onset of a lung disease which made him feel useless and a burden.


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News New learning centre The Father Ray Foundation and Ruamrudee International School raised 115,000 baht to build a new hydroponics g re e n h o u s e w h i c h w i l l b e a learning centre for children about cookery and care of the environment.

Fix it in no time Community project

readies for flooding

Pattaya Technical College staff and students have established a Fix It Centre where common household devices which are faulty can be made sound once again. Banglamung deputy chief Kritpop Penan said the initiative could save the public a lot of money whilst giving the students a chance to practise their skills.

Pattaya officials helped in the clearing of a 500-meter drain pipe which was chock-a-block with garbage as part of its Clean and Clear Community Participation project. The effort was part of the local authority’s policy to prepare for the upcoming rainy season with its attendant flooding problems.


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Going to the border Q: Is there a limit on the number of times I can travel to the Cambodian border to renew my visa, or any limit on the number of times I can enter the country by air? In the past I seem to remember it was no more than three times in six months. A: There have been various crackdowns in the past as you say. There is no formal limit at present, but the immigration officer has the right to query the number of times you are entering Thailand. What is discouraged at borders and airports is an indication that a foreigner is “living” in Thailand without obtaining a proper visa for that purpose. So the answer to your question is that it all depends! Length of time Q: Why does it take up to six weeks to renew a British passport in Bangkok when all they have to do is print another one? Surely it doesn’t take a month and a half to check the documentation? A: After you submit your application at Trendy Office in Bangkok, your application is sent to UK for processing and issuing a new passport. It is then sent back to Trendy Office and an officer there will let you know when it has arrived. The waiting time currently is between three and six weeks. Thus it normally takes longer to process a first application than a renewal. Overstay one day Q: My visa is stamped to complete the day before I actually depart from Suvarnabhumi airport. Although we check in before midnight, the flight departs at one in the morning. Is there any need to be concerned? A: No. The relevant point is when you pass through immigration control rather than the time of the flight. In any case, one day overstay in Thailand is usually “gratis” (free) although two days would cost 1,000 baht in fines (2 x 500).

Two passport holder Q: As a businessman I have two UK passports. One of them needs to be replaced as it is full, but that is not the one I traveled into Thailand with. Is this a problem? A: No. But you must take to Trendy Office, Bangkok both your passports. The officer will examine the one you traveled into Thailand with (it doesn’t need renewing you say) but hand it back to you on the spot without cancelling. Don’t forget to prepare your application in full by consulting the passport renewal section of the embassy website.

Pattaya City Hospital officially opens Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and other civic officials attended the official opening of Pattaya City Hospital. There was a seminar to explain the diseases of the bone and joints, especially arthritis. The hospital aims to promote healthy living and environmental cleanliness as well as treating and preventing disease in the human body.


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German Auto brings a new beginning to Pattaya

BMW Group Thailand is expanding to the Eastern part of Thailand with a new dealership outlet at German Auto in Pattaya. The new BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad facilities will serve the legendary resort city as well as the industrial nerve-centers of Pattaya, Sattahip, and Rayong. As with existing German Auto dealerships in Bangkok and beyond, the new showroom aims to provide worldclass service BMW, MINI, and

BMW Motorrad sales as well as excellence in its after-sales service. With an eight-year history as an authorized BMW dealer, German Auto’s Pattaya showroom and service center features a state-of-the-art sales and service facility of over 4 rai (6,400 sqm). With over 170 million baht of investment, BMW global standard sales and aftersales services are offered in every aspect. The sleek façade and interior vehicle display areas are designed

to enhance the brand experience for customers. The BMW showroom offers a capacity of 10 display units, while the MINI area features capacity of up to five units and 10 units for BMW Motorrad. All three brands lifestyle and accessories display in the customer reception area offers customers the latest selection of lifestyle items. German Auto Pattaya has a dedicated state-of-the-art after-sales service area with a total of 12 work

bays for BMW and MINI cars as well as BMW Motorrad. In addition to its newest dealership, German Auto has also expanded their services to include a BMW-approved body and paint facility, including carbon-fiber repairs for the BMW i range of models in the Bangna area. These initiatives amplify their long-term commitment to providing all-inclusive technical service that goes beyond customers’ highest expectations.

German Auto’s qualified sales consultants, service personnel and skilled technicians are likewise trained by BMW Group Thailand to provide professional consulting and after-sales mechanical services beyond expectations to every BMW customer.

German Auto Pattaya

99/96 Moo 3, Sukhumvit Road Najomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi Tel: 038 235 600


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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya promotes water safety Bangkok Hospital Pattaya held an iRESCUE activity on water safety for 30 children who wanted to learn proper ways to save a drowning victim. A water safety and rescue expert gave demonstrations and basic knowledge of how to rescue someone in danger of drowning.

2nd Thailand Domestic MICE Mart in Pattaya Neoh Kean Boon (right), resident manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya, is seen with the hotel team as they participated in the 2nd Thailand Domestic MICE Mart held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Renowned for its MICE strong capability, the hotel joined other sellers in discussing with the buyers future MICE events in Pattaya through packages and tax relief privileges. The event was organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau in cooperation with Pattaya City and North Pattaya Alliance. NPA hotels also showcased their spas and Devarana Spa of Dusit Thani Pattaya provided 10-minute massages to the trade meet participants.

Hilton Pattaya welcomes vocational teachers in Thailand

Hilton Pattaya led by Jean-Philippe De Haes (center), director of Operations, welcomed a group of teachers from Vocational College in Thailand on the occasion of their field trip activity to broaden knowledge of hotels and tourism.

Indian Classical Concert at Siam Bayshore Pattaya Classical Music in cooperation with Sukosol Hotels held the Indian Classical and Fusion Concert performed by Rupak Bhattacharjee (left), a tabla player; Purbayan Chatterjee (middle), a sitar maestro, and Joyeta Choudhury (right), an Indian vocalist, at Parkview Conference Hall, Siam Bayshore Pattaya. Proceeds from the concert will be given to the Princess Sirindhorn Chulalongkorn Craniofacial Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society.

Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Miguel Angel Maldonado (center), resident manager, gave a warm welcome to British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) Chairman Simon Matthews (left) and Vice Chairman Chris Thatcher (right) during the Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening held at the hotel’s rooftop.


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Holiday Inn Pattaya welcomes TCEB representatives Holiday Inn Pattaya led by Executive Assistant Manager Sarad Upadhyay (left) and Director of Sales and Marketing Thitiporn Boonsuk (second left) welcomed the representatives of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) at the second Thailand Domestic MICE Mart (TDMM2015). The event, held at the hotel’s ballroom, was organized to enable business negotiations between buyers and sellers, promotion of supporting packages and tax relief privileges.

Centara Grand Mirage Korean superstar visits Hilton Pattaya Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Tata Young

Korean superstar Kim Hyun Woo (right) together with Jongbae Park (left), Korean member of the Thai boy band K-Otic, toured Hilton Pattaya during filming of Thailand Society TV program. Hilton Pattaya’s Director of Operations Jean-Philippe De Haes (center) welcomed them on their visit.

Andre Brulhart (right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed singer, model and actress Amita Marie Young, known to her fans as Tata Young, on the occasion of her performance at the resort.

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya puts guests at the front of the LINE Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya has added a new way for holiday makers to keep in touch and upto-date on the latest news and promotions – and all guests have to do is add the hotel’s official LINE@ timeline. Coinciding with launch of Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya’s LINE@ communication portal is the launch of a new room package for LINE users only: “Stay High In Design”. The package includes one Leisure class room guaranteed on the 17th floor or higher, with breakfast for two persons and two drinks from the hotel’s special Sip Cocktails. Guests can go to the front of the news and info line by adding Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya’s LINE@ account at @siamatsiampattaya.

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German Auto Pattaya grand opening BMW Group Thailand executives led by President Matthias Pfalz with German Auto executives led by President Piyavit Khemarangsan presided over the official launch of German Auto’s new dealership outlet in Pattaya. The company expanded its dealer network to the Eastern Seaboard in the aim of providing services to its customers nationwide. The country’s newest state-of-theart BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad showroom and service center offers comprehensive services from automobiles, parts, and accessories to after-sales services. An opening party was held to celebrate another milestone in BMW Group Thailand’s regional expansion with the new landmark of BMW in Pattaya.

eve n ts c a le n d a r GALA DINNER & CHARITY CONCERT Date: 18 July 2015, Saturday, 6:30 pm Venue: Athénée Crystal Hall, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel Activities: Goodwill Group Foundation, in cooperation with Thai Beverage, presents Gala Dinner and Charity Concert featuring David Glen Hatch, international concert and recording artist and master teacher of piano. All proceeds go to the Goodwill Group Foundation (empowering young disadvantaged Thai women via skills training and career services). Tickets at 3,000 baht. For more information: Tel: 02 000 9320, 086 315 1609 Email: goodwill@goodwillbangkok.org

“THE JOURNEY OF ELEPHANT AND CHAIJIT FAMILY” ART EXHIBITION Date: 5 August – 5 October 2015, 10 am – 8 pm Venue: Sky Lobby, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Activities: Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld invites you to “The Journey of elephant and Chaijit family” art exhibition by father and son artists Jaroon Chaijit and Jakraphan Chaijit. A part of the total revenue gained will be donated to Save Elephant Foundation. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. For more information: Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre Tel: 02 100 1234 ext 6753-56

STRAWBERRY ALMOND CREAM CAKE FOR CHARITY Date: 8-9 August 2015, Saturday-Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm Venue: Central Center Pattaya

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hosts AEC thank-you party

Activities: On the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 83rd birthday, Amari Pattaya, in conjunction with Central Center Pattaya, proudly presents this delectable Strawberry Almond Cream Cake. The 83-metre cake is made from fresh strawberries and strawberry jam, and will be sold for only 70 baht per piece or 790 baht per metre (12 pieces). All funds raised will be donated to Amari’s Baht for a Better Life project to help support underprivileged children throughout Thailand, by providing them with educational assistance and encouraging them to take part in local community projects. Place your order now. Amari Pattaya will deliver this delicious cake to your office or home anywhere in Pattaya, from the beginning of August. The cake is a great gift not only for your mum but also for everyone. For more information: Amari Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418

MANTRA TRIBUTE TO “THE KINGS OF SWING” Date: 14 August 2015, Friday, 7:45 pm Venue: Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Pattaya

by John K. Lindgren

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hosted a thank-you party to express the hotel’s appreciation for the support provided by its business partners. The grand red carpet event was hosted by Christophe Geoffroy, general manager, and his Sales and Marketing and Food and Beverage teams – plus all Novotel staff creating a most memorable evening. The theme was well chosen “AEC” or ASEAN Economic Community (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Ten countries: Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. In the grand ballroom invited guests were treated to a vast array of delicious culinary highlights from all the member countries. Tables decked with regional delicacies: tender, succulent lamb from Brunei, Laotian spicy prawns, and from Vietnam fresh spring rolls

accompanied by new world white chilled chardonnay, full-bodied red shiraz wines. On the stage after the speeches the entertainment kicked off with Jonas Anderson, the Swedish-born, Thai luk thung singing sensation, and the Dutch, blond luk thung chanteuse Christy Gibson with a nine-member Thai country music band including the compulsory scantily dressed Thai dancers. Immediate applauses and standing ovations. More luk thung numbers. Intermission. Jonas and Christy back on stage with a change of costumes now in outlandish luk thung style. This time the guest joined dancing the Ramwong (dance in a circle), a popular Thai folk dance. Smiling faces, arms in the air on dance floor. Guests singing along, dancing and enjoying themselves into the late evening. A Friday night to remember: the innovative AEC concept, theme with all the culinary varieties and the premium stage and dance show. Chapeau! Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. What a party!

Activities: The elegant Mantra Tribute concert in Pattaya has been well-known for the last two years. This year, the Mantra Tribute is dedicated to “The Kings of Swing”, which include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Michael Bublé and more. Their well-loved songs will be rendered by Barry Upton’s Swing Band. Over 40 swing songs will be performed over a wonderful evening. Mantra’s chef is creating a special set menu to enhance the lovely night of music, for only 2,600 baht ++ per person, including a five-course menu or à la carte with a supplement of 650 baht ++ and free souvenir T-shirt for everyone. For more information: Mantra Restaurant & Bar Tel: 038 429 591 Email: email@mantra-pattaya.com


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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 03 No. 14 | Jul 16-31, 2015

Spa Promotions Free Traditional Foot Massage

A Magical Scent

at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya

at Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya is offering a special treat to guests who will book a minimum of three nights in all room categories at Amari Ocean Pattaya with a 45-minute traditional foot massage for one person per room. The treatment will help release muscle tension and boost organ function through the use of reflexology techniques. This offer is not applicable to children 12 years old and under and only valid for bookings made on www.amari.com. Book by August 31, 2015 and stay from now until September 30, 2015.

Soothe away your stress with a touch of scent. Tea Tree Spa offers a unique experience with exclusive treatments from now until September 2015. Guests can choose to relax with Herbal Touch, the perfect package to truly escape into an urban oasis for the day. Inclusive of four choices of 30-minute body scrub finished with 90-minute Aroma Herbal Hot Compress. Or indulge in the Rose Touch treatment inclusive of 30-minute Sugar Rose Body Scrub, 60-minute Rose Oil Aromatherapy, and pamper yourself with 30-minute Express Facial by Dermalogica. Touch of scent treatments are priced at 2,590 baht net per person or 4,950 baht net per couple. Advance booking is required.

For more information, contact 038 418 418 or visit www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya.

Calm Down in a Soothing Spa Oasis at Amrita Spa, Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Bangkok

For more information, call 038 725 555 ext 3902.

Spa on Arrival at Cliff Spa, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Royal Wing Suites & Spa

Specially created by expert therapists to relax and energize in equal measure, Calm Down spa treatment offers 55 minutes of pure Swissôtel Quality in Life bliss at a special offer price. Begin with a stress-releasing foot massage in the cool, green shade of the garden, while sipping a refreshing drink of young coconut or orange juice. The thorough pampering then continues with a Thai Traditional massage in which organ functions are brought into balance by stimulating reflex points situated in the soles of the feet. Price at only 899 baht net from now till September 30, 2015.

Awaken your senses and freshen up with the rich aromas and therapeutic benefits of lemongrass, kaffir lime and prai roots. Pamper and relieve travel-related fatigue with a well-curated selection of traditional Thai therapies: • Thai Herbal Healing Pouch – herbal infused full body massage to relieve soreness and stiffness • Thai Herbal Polish – full body exfoliation removes impurities and dead cells • Siam Foot & Leg Massage – herbal foot bath and massage • Xpress Facial & Hand Massage – facial cleanse and exfoliating mask absorbs excess oils whilst purifying the skin Duration is 45 minutes per session. Price for 90 minutes at 3,600 baht net per person or 6,800 baht net per couple. Additional sessions at 1,800 baht net.

Call 02 253 0123 ext 7162 or email: SNL.Amrita@swissotel.com.

For more information, contact 038 250421 or email cliffspa@royalcliff.com.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Cape Dara Resort’s Radius Restaurant sparkles with 5-star cuisine Mango Cheesecake

Rack of Lamb

This 3-year-old resort is truly a star destination. Not only does “Dara” mean star the galaxy of star elements convene to make this one of the glitziest hotels in the city. Set on the most southern promontory of the Naklua peninsula, the building rises 26 stories into the sky offering incomparable vistas of Pattaya Bay. The resort boasts a coterie of bars, lounges and restaurants including the Ming Xing Chinese Restaurant and the ground-floor air-conditioned dining section called Raio which connects to the Radius their all-day open air dining outlet. The views from this beautiful space are stunning whether it be during

Yam Salmon Foo

the day with a knockout view over a sparkling sea or at night with the lights of downtown Pattaya shimmering round the bay. It was here that Mick and I were invited to sample the signature dishes of their executive sous-chef. Chef Pong has been an integral part of the resort’s culinary team since its opening days having honed his skills not only at the popular restaurant, Mantra here in Pattaya, but in Bangkok and many far-flung places. The menu is presented on an iPad with photos and descriptions available at a touch. It spans the gamut of daytime eating from sun up to evening and offers a wide-ranging

Thai menu from som tam pla too (B.155) through larb moo to nam prik pla tuna. The western menu is an extensive spread of global cuisine from pasta and pizzas to burgers, premium steaks to snowfish, veal escalope and pork, beef or chicken satay with a dessert menu created to drool over. Once settled at our table we were enjoying a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (B.280) and the inky seascape out across the water to Pattaya’s own Hollywood inspired sign flashing in the distance. We were to be served a selection of Chef Pong’s signature dishes and the first to be sampled was a delightful Thai fusion Yam

Salmon Foo. Traditional catfish had been eschewed for salmon and the result was sensational. A crispy airy nest of fish meat accompanied by its tart, sweet salad of fresh green mango was outstanding. So many textures and flavours bursting in the mouth; the dressing is made from Asia’s most sought-after mango, nam doc mai, for another touch of premium luxury. The next dish to be tasted was their house special Dara Seafood Platter (B.595). A fat butterflyed prawn sat grandly centre stage with a diced mango and cherry tomato salad scattered on the plate, one soft pillowy Hokkaido scallop, an ample curl of smoked salmon, a cone of dressed crab, avocado salsa and green Japanese mayonnaise completed the fishy assemblage. Soft, subtle flavours were to the fore with the fusion sauces adding more textural interplay. Rack of lamb (B.995) followed. Having been marinated in Thai herbs, aromatics and lemon juice, the lamb had taken on another quality; the sometimes intense aroma of the lamb had been eliminated with the marination, leaving behind the best aspects of this popular meat. Served crusted with sage and thyme on a bed of extraordinary Wasabi mashed potato, chef had again delivered a clever synthesis dish to appeal to the Thai palate. Snowfish completed our quartet of main courses. Softly moist and meltingly yielding with its mango seared exterior it was perfection, escorted by creamy mash and baby spinach, it was a superstar dish. After indulging in this superb assortment from the menu we were

Chef Pong

not contemplating a dessert but when a mango cheesecake found its way to our table before we knew it our spoons had flown into our hands and we were reeling with delight over the cloud of sweet macaroon, the lusciousness of the cheesecake, the sweetness of the diced mango, the big, succulent strawberry and the cherry on the cake – a luscious, succulent maraschino cherry. Radius is a special restaurant serving special dishes prepared by a very special chef. We’ve been invited to taste the Saturday night seafood bonanza and we will be reporting back, however, our evening at Radius was filled with exciting fusion cuisine, the professionalism of a solo musician, Neng, spectacular views and a charming ambiance – a “starry” night indeed.

Radius Restaurant

Ground floor, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road Open from 6 am to 10:30 pm Tel: 038 933 888 www.capedarapattaya.com


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Mantra Restaurant & Bar hosts another wine dinner success Mantra Restaurant & Bar has set the benchmark for global cuisine since its opening in 2007. It consistently ranks in the top restaurants of the city and deserves its enviable reputation for serving unswerving quality in an ambiance of contemporary elegance. Chic, stylish and unique, it works hard to maintain its position in Pattaya’s culinary circles. Exclusive culinary (and musical) events take place regularly, especially wine dinners where the skills of their new Executive Chef Maurizio Susan are highlighted in the task of pairing his creative cuisine with the selected premium wines. The award-winning wine company Stonefish International from the Hunter Valley in Australia presented six of their most successful labels to accompany the six-course gourmet menu. Founded in 2000 by Peter Papanikitas, the winery strives to produce wine that exhibits all the attributes that make viniculture in Australia a global phenomenon. Peter is an extremely experienced and a passionate wine enthusiast and his presence at the dinner contributed greatly to its success. The vinous event set sail with canapés and a glass of bubbling Stonefish Cuvee Brut NV in Mantra’s dramatic bar before being seated in the main restaurant. The pouring of this crisp, clean sparkler segued into the initial course of Wagyu beef carpaccio with Vitello tonnato condiments. Prime beef served in gossamer thin slices with traces of tuna strewn with miniature flowers, petals and croutons, it made for a delightful opener. Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Margaret River was then served to pair with salmon mi-cuit. Probably my favourite wine of the evening it felt fresh and lively on the palate with a definite aroma of pears and citrus and made exceptional friends with the salmon. Mi-cuit translates as half-cooked but that fails to convey the exceptional texture

International food and Thai Cuisine Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8 of the salmon. Although served cold, the fish is anything but raw; its consistency is soft and yielding with a beautiful, almost translucent centre. The next pouring produced a Chardonnay 2013 from the Margaret River to accompany a river prawn salad. An un-oaked clean, crisp wine with aromatic aromas and tart citrus and apple flavours similar to Chablis it was another well received wine. A vibrant salad of asparagus, black olives, edamame beans and tomatoes rested on a bed of pizza bread with a chunky prawn atop. Fresh, lively and appetising it was another delightful mélange of flavours. The epicurean peregrination continued with another winner: this time a cepes risotto to be tasted with a Merlot 2011, Blackwood Valley. Fresh porcini mushrooms and speciality Arborio rice had been stirred with a gentle caress resulting in an umami packed treat. The juicy plum and earthy overtones of this top-notch Merlot married beautifully with the raunchy tastes of the risotto guaranteeing a memorable pairing. It was now the turn of the main event of evening: veal tenderloin with grilled gnocchi and the big River Prawn Salad

Salmon Mi-Cuit

Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com

flavours of the Reserve Shiraz 2010 from the Barossa Valley. The Australian veal had been encrusted with black sesame seeds, herbs and breadcrumbs before being roasted and served with a Sherry jus and tiny puddles of gnocchi. Shiraz is Australia’s most popular grape varietal, it is full-bodied with high alcohol and vibrant berry with plum on the nose and palate. As a companion to the veal it worked extremely well complementing the subtle mild beef taste of this tender pale pink meat. A trio of chocolate desserts provided the final sweet element and a Flying Finix Botrytis Semillon the dessert wine. A chocolate shake with a straw escorted a most luxurious dark chocolate mousse, light and airy with a velvety smooth texture it wedded well with a moist, luscious chocolate cake. The mellow, yellow Botrytis Semillon with its aromas of mango and pear schmoozed perfectly with these chocolate delicacies and harmoniously lowered the curtain on another successful evening of wining and dining at Mantra. Mantra puts on these showcase events so well. Attention to detail is the key and Chef Maurizio is to be congratulated on producing such a dazzling menu which synergized seamlessly with the premium wines from Stonefish International. Mantra Restaurant & Bar Situated in the grounds of Amari Pattaya Open daily from 6 pm to 1 am (The bar opens at 5 pm) Tel: 038 429 591 www.mantra-pattaya.com

AWorld of Wagyu Full, rich and marbled, Australian Wagyu Beef comes from Japanese breeds and is of the highest quality. The finest cuts of imported Australian Wagyu Beef are prepared by our talented team of chefs for a menu of delectable dishes! Some of the creative beef treats you should not miss: Wagyu Carpaccio Wagyu Pizza 24 hour Wagyu Short Ribs Wagyu Hot Rock Why stop at one visit? There is plenty to explore! Available only at Infiniti throughout July and August. Join us at Infiniti and don’t forget Happy Hour from 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM every day.

INFINITI RESTAURANT JULY - AUGUST 2015 Starting from

THB 450++ per dish

*Price is exclusive of 10% service charge and VAT

For more information, please call 66 (0) 38 259 888 Become our Fan: Facebook.com/ sheratonpattayaresort Life is better when shared tripadvisor.com


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East Coast Kitchen Open 6.00am - 11.00pm Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower, level 6 Call 038 725 555

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holidayinn.com

F&B Promotions Sweet and juicy tuna

Burgers Specials

The Chronicles of Mantra continue

at Flames Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Panorama, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

at Mantra Restaurant & Bar

Tuna is the catch of the month and the chefs highlight three inspirational dishes. Open nightly from 6 to 11 pm, Flames is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Take your burger experience to the next level by experiencing the best burgers in town with Royal Cliff ’s Burger Specials available till the end of month! Prices start from 280 baht ++.

Throughout the month of July, Mantra Restaurant and Bar presents the delectable dishes of Chef Piyanan Thuengwong, chef de partie for Mantra’s cold kitchen since 2013. Chef Piyanan brings vast knowledge and experience to the table, and this month she shares the highlights of her culinary career with you, as she continues the Chronicles of Mantra. Prices range from 280 to 510 baht. Mantra’s superb wine selection will offer guests a vast choice of names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile, by the glass or bottle to accompany the culinary delights.

Call 038 714 981 to reserve your place.

For more information, contact 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Thursday Kobe Beef at Benihana, The Japanese Steakhouse Pattaya

Time for Tiger Prawns!

Delight in an experience at every table at the renowned Japanese steakhouse. Interact with the chefs, famous for their theatrical Teppanyaki culinary skills, with international Kobe beef prepared in Hibachi cooking style. Choose to share the fun with fellow guests or book a private dining room. Every Thursday, customers are invited to avail of 50 percent discount on Kobe beef. For more information and reservations, contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Tiger prawns get their name from the tiger stripes on their shell and are one of Thailand’s favorite seafood dishes. Big, thick, meaty tiger prawns served in sensational ways that will be a surefire hit for every seafood lover are available on the menu. Intriguing dishes being served include Fruit and Tiger Prawn Salad, Tiger Prawn and Avocado, Feta Tiger Prawns, Chili Tiger Prawn, and Tiger Prawn and Mascarpone. There is always time for tiger prawns! Available throughout August 2015. Prices start from 570 baht ++ per dish. For more information and reservations, call Tel: 038 259 888 or e-mail info.pattaya@starwoodhotels.com.

Isan Promotion at Larn Thong, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

Australian Wagyu Ribeye at Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant, Holiday Inn Pattaya

For further information and reservation, contact 038 429 591 or email: email@mantra-pattaya.com.

Afternoon Tea with Teddy Bear at Drift, Hilton Pattaya Tea and teddy bear for charity? Drift offers a set of afternoon tea served with your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa. While you are enjoying the afternoon tea, you will also help build suitable homes for families in need as the sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand, the project that helps combat poverty by providing decent housing, improving their quality of life and provide response and solution for natural disaster recovery. This teddy bear afternoon tea set is available for 1,000 baht net per set. Drift is located on level 16 of Hilton Pattaya. An individual teddy bear is also available at 499 baht at the hotel’s lobby, Edge and Horizon. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: Pattaya.info@hilton.com.

Hokkaido sea scallops at Acqua Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Throughout the month of July, delight your palate with the tantalizing taste of authentic Thai cuisine. Price at 350 baht ++ per set. For more information, contact 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Havana Bar and Terrazzo restaurant present a steak lover’s delight – premium Australian Wagyu ribeye steak. Discover the delectable taste and juiciness of Wagyu ribeye steak imported from Australia, served sizzling with your choice of side dishes and a selection of your favourite sauces. Special price of 1,390 baht net with a complimentary glass of wine. Available daily from July to September 2015 from 2 to 10 pm.

This July, Acqua restaurant celebrates the sweetly subtle taste of Hokkaido sea scallops. Don’t miss out on pan-seared giant sea scallops on a skewer with red onion confit, saffron cream pine nuts and black olive tapenade. Acqua Italian Restaurant is open from 6 to 11 pm and is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

For more information or reservation, call 038 725 555.

For reservation, call 038 714 981.

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


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escapades

Vol. 03 No. 14 | Jul 16-31, 2015

Hotel Promotions Value Package at Amari Pattaya

Subsix Restyled World’s First Underwater Nightclub

Re-emerges as a Subaquatic Playground Feel the tingle of Dom on the tongue, six metres below the waterline. Exchange vows in nature’s own cathedral submerged in the Indian Ocean. Gaze at the thrill of the evening hunt as reef sharks gather to feast on small prey amidst the coralclad architecture, while you dine alongside them on contemporary cuisine. Following the rave reviews of its world-first underwater nightclub, Subsix, PER AQUUM has evolved the pioneering venue into an underwater playground, a creative space which can be transformed into whatever guests imagine it to be – from private Champagne breakfasts to lunchtime celebrations to midnight proposals. Located at PER AQUUM Niyama in the Maldives, Subsix first opened in 2012. The recent redesign by Poole Associates draws inspiration from the aquatic surroundings and sets a very surreal stage for guests to dive beneath the surface and explore their desires. Guests reach Subsix via speedboat, skipping over the reef to its 500-metre offshore location. Upon arrival, the underwater revellers descend a dramatic threetier staircase. Overhead, Italiandesigned abstract chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral or white stars sparkling through the sea’s surface. Brancusi cabinetry and mirrors line the path. In the depths of Subsix, the soft anemone fingers of bespoke chairs invite with their deliciously bizarre textured design. Above, thousands of strands of capiz shells drape from the entire expanse of the ceiling in a luxe ode to an undersea kelp forest. Piercing the shells’ undulating waves, a garden of coral-like

chandeliers spike their gleaming branches over wedding brunches and late-night celebrations. Silverpanelled columns throughout the venue draw their inspiration from the ribbed gills of manta rays. In the centre of the room, a huge clam-inspired bar strikes an imposing form, its fibreglass shell glowing with Subsix’s mood lighting that shifts throughout the day from pure white mornings to a lavender dinner setting to late-night blues. In addition to the seating in the clam’s swooping curves, tables and chairs dot the space, with the most coveted seats by the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Over 90 coral reef species ply the waters, the dense marine life being attracted by the specially designed reef structures that integrate into the natural reef and enrich the habitat with surfaces for coral and hiding spots for the more reclusive denizens. Parrotfish swim past shoals of Moorish Idols. Moray eels slide through the lagoon. Groupers make goliath appearances amidst the rainbow of butterflyfish and damselfish, while the resident Hawksbill turtle makes occasional visits at the cleaning station for a nibbled spa treatment by the small cleaning fish. Among the many activities hosted by Subsix, marine biologist-led immersions into aquatic life give guests an expert’s insight into the rich environment and its secrets. Other highlighted activities in the restyled venue include subaquatic lunches, gourmet dinners, weddings, hosted events, wine tastings, a weekly Glow Party and DJ nights carrying on the tradition of its birth as a pioneer-of-the-deep club.

In the words of PER AQUUM Niyama’s General Manager Dietmar Koegerl, “Subsix is the closest you can get to the reef without a mask or a wetsuit. Guests fell so in love with the setting from the start that we knew we had hit on something special and had to take it to the next level.” The new avatar of Subsix is now open. The last finishing touches are being completed as of May 2015 with new activities to be innovated over time and in response to valued opinions of PER AQUUM’s jet set guests.

Subsix

PER AQUUM Niyama Republic of Maldives Tel : + 960 6762 828 http://niyama.peraquum.com/dining/ Subsix/

Take a break at a nice and breezy surrounding at Amari Pattaya, with its special Value Package offering a number of privileges, such as a lunch or dinner at Tavern by The Sea Restaurant, 20 percent discount at Breeze Spa for any treatment, 10 percent discount on food and beverages, and late checkout at 2 pm. This package applies to a minimum two-night stay at a Deluxe Ocean View Twin, Executive Club King, Junior Suite and Junior Suite Ocean View room from 10,200 baht. Additional 10 percent discounts are given on consecutive nights. Available from now until March 31, 2016. For more information, contact 038 418 418 or visit www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya.

Experience Sri Lanka’s Unique Cultural Spectacular of Elephants, FireBreathers and Dancers at OZO Kandy

Each year, the tranquil hill station of Kandy comes alive with the Esala Perahera Festival. To help give visitors a glimpse into the exceptional extravaganza, OZO Kandy is offering a special package for the occasion starting from794 USD ++ for two to enjoy a three-night stay in a Sleep room. One of the oldest and grandest Buddhist festivals in the world, the Esala Perahera is a series of evening parades bursting with performances from brave fire and whip dancers, to traditional Kandyan dances. A highlight of the celebration is a display of over 50 tuskers and elephants, all blinged out with colourful garments and decorations, brilliantly shining in sync with the lights illuminating the city. The package includes breakfast, two Esala Perahera festival tickets valued at 80 USD per person and a half-day city tour where guests can also take in the beautiful sights of the hill city during the day. This package is valid during the festival for stays from August 20-30, 2015. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.ozohotels.com/kandy-srilanka.

Amazing Mother’s Day Room Package at Amari Phuket Spoil the special woman in your life and celebrate Mother’s Day with an amazing room package at Amari Phuket. This package is available in every room category, inclusive of many benefits to create lifelong memories. • A Thai traditional welcome with a hand garland especially for mum and Thai herbal tea upon check-in • One complimentary Thai set menu at Rim Talay Restaurant • Fresh flowers and seasonal fruits basket in the guest room • A 20 percent discount at Breeze Spa • Round-trip airport transfer with an airport representative welcoming guests on arrival Price starts at 15,300 baht +++ for a four-day, three-night stay; valid for stays from August 1-31, 2015. For more information or reservations, contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033, 8034 or visit www.amari.com/phuket/hotelpackage.


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diversions

MIXOLOG

Vol. 03 No. 14 | Jul 16-31, 2015

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya ANT-MAN

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION

Release Date July 16, 2015 Lead Actors Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll Director Peyton Reed Writers Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Genre Action | Sci-Fi

Release Date July 30, 2015 Lead Actors Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg Director Christopher McQuarrie Writer Christopher McQuarrie Genre Action | Adventure | Thriller

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Mai Tai

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz light and dark rum 0.5 oz orange curaçao 0.5 oz amaretto 1 oz lime juice 3 oz orange juice 3 oz pineapple juice 1 oz sugar syrup

GLASS TYPE Highball Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

Available at

ICE Bar, Amari Pattaya

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

GARNISH

maraschino cherry pineapple orchid

music / new releases

Dale – Pitbull

HOW TO MIX

Add all the ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake vigorously until the shaker is chilled well and frosty on the outside. Pour (unstrained) into a highball glass.

We Came as Romans – We Came as Romans

MIXOLOGIST Jira Kaosang

BIO Bar attendant at ICE Bar, Amari Pattaya

Dale (Spanish for “Let’s go”) is the ninth studio album by American rapper Pitbull. It is scheduled to be released July 17, 2015, through Mr. 305, Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records and Sony Music Latin. This album arrives five years after his latest Spanish-language LP Armando, released in 2010.

GREY

By E L JAMES 9781784753252

Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, a trilogy that went on to sell more than 125 million copies worldwide in 52 languages. In 2012 E L James was named one of Barbara Walters’s “Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year,” one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World,” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on the New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks, and in 2015 the film adaptation - on which James worked as producer - broke box-office records all over the world for Universal Pictures. E L James lives in West London with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their two sons. She continues to write novels while acting as producer on the upcoming movie versions of Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

We Came as Romans is the self-titled fourth studio album by American metalcore band We Came as Romans. It will be released on July 24, 2015 through Equal Vision Records. As with the third album Tracing Back Roots, the new album continues to see a departure of the band’s metalcore sound found in their previous albums, in favor of an alternative rock sound. The album’s first single, “The World I Used to Know”, was released on May 26, 2015.

INGENIUS: A CRASH COURSE ON CREATIVITY By TINA SEELIG 9780062020710

Is the ability to creatively tackle problems innate or can it be learned? Like most human traits, both answers are correct. Some people are inherently more innovative than others. But, just like math, or writing, everyone can improve with practice. Tina Seelig, PhD teaches creativity every day in her courses on innovation at Stanford School of Engineering. After ten years of experience, she confidently asserts that not only can creativity be taught but that there are a clear set of tools, skills and approaches that can unlock anyone’s creative potential.


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STRONGER, BRIGHTER, FITTER.

automotive

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations

Vol. 03 No. 14 | Jul 16-31, 2015

FORD’s 7th Gen Feisty FIESTA – EcoBoost The one-liter, three-banger PowerShift hot hatch

VISA

BRITAIN

NEW SERVICE

Renew Your UK Passport Without Visiting Bangkok The procedure for obtaining or renewing a British passport in Thailand is now complex. We can assist you, check forms and documents and submit the application and collect the passport on your behalf. Our comprehensive visa services also include: - Visas for Thais visiting all countries worldwide - Visa extensions for foreigners in Thailand - Retirement, marriage and education visas - Company registration and work permits - Marriage service and registration - English teaching and test centre

Successful business record for almost 20 years Hardcore petrolheads used to say, “there’s no replacement for displacement!” That was in the day of big block, fuel guzzling V6, V8 and V12 by John K. Lindgren engines. Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com The times are changing. Bigger is not always better. Diminishing displacements or downsizing from 12-, 6- and 4-cylinder engines to 1.5-, 1.2and even 1.0-liter combustion motors is the automotive engineering mantra today. In North America these dinky city cars are called “subcompact”, in the UK “supermini”, and in the Kingdom of Thailand we call them “EcoCars”, some call them B-segment. This week Pattaya Today Automotive tests one of the globally bestselling subcompacts, the new five-door, threepotter, one-liter Ford Fiesta, facelifted, upgraded, downsized and powered UP! Approaching the vehicle what immediately strikes me is the grill, totally Aston Martin-esque. Aston Martin, the coveted luxury supercar, the iconic James Bond “Agent 007 License to Kill company car.” A Thai colleague says, “we call Ford Fiesta: Ford Martin”. Hahaha! More new design cues: the projector headlights, the rising beltline, and the modern, funky rear with the topcornered crimson red taillights. Ford Fiesta’s architecture is called in Ford lingo “kinetic design approach” they say “even stationary it looks like the vehicle is moving”. Yeah, this is a sharp looking hot

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Hotel Promotions Passes to Teddy Bear Museum from Royal Cliff hatch, including the paint job, Celestial Blue. I’ll give the design 9/10 hands down. Inside the new Ford Fiesta is almost as dramatic on the outside: boldly shaped surfaces contrasting piano black and aluminum. The steering wheel has the right sculpted feel for sporty driving, also the sculpted partial leather seats. Rear seats OK, but tight for two full-size adults. The center stack boasts a multifunction LCD display. More goodies: keyless entry with push button start, a rear parking sensor and Hill Launch Assist (HLA) that holds the car still on a slope up to three seconds – both ways. The side view mirrors fold automatically, excellent feature when parking in the ever more crowded, tight urban spaces. Ford Fiesta’s trunk accommodates 290 liters in volume or 974 liters if you fold down the rear seats. Safety features: driver and

passenger side airbags, ABS and ESC, electronic stability program. In the engine bay, the amazing engine block is the size of an A4 sheet of paper. This is real downsizing. 999 cubic centimeter 125 horsepower and tons of torque. Transmission comes with a 6-speed PowerShift gearbox similar to the one used in the larger Ford Focus including “sport” mode. On the road Ford Fiesta handles amazingly well. Almost no body roll. Front wheel traction with plenty of grip. Quick steering, well tuned suspension. The three pot engine makes a fun growling sound with increasing revolutions. A compact driver’s car, par excellence. The seventh generation Ford Fiesta is produced in Germany, Spain, China, Mexico and Thailand. The blue oval has today four dealers on the Eastern Seaboard and a user-friendly website – also in English: www.ford.co.th. In conclusion: This feisty Ford Fiesta is a great subcompact car with impressive turbo-torque power, eco-car fuel economy and a bundle of creature comforts. You need more power? More style? Well, there’s the Aston Martin Vanquish with a splendid 5.9-liter V12 engine. Price? A cool 18 million baht. And Ford Fiesta? Some call it “Ford Martin” same grill. Different price. Ford Fiesta 5DR 1.0L EcoBoost Sport AT Engine: 3-cylinder petrol-turbo Power: 125 hp Torque:170 Nm Transmission: 6-speed automatic Top speed: 165 km/h Combined fuel consumption: 19 kpl Price: 754,000 baht www.ford.co.th

Don’t you love cuddly teddy bears? Royal Cliff has partnered with the Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya, the one and only teddy bear museum in Southeast Asia! Guests can now purchase passes to the museum at a special price directly from the Guest Relations officers! For more information, contact 038 250 421 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

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Global Top Group celebrates EIA approval of City Garden Tower Property developer Global Top Group celebrated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval of its luxury high-rise project City Garden Tower with a party held at its showroom on Third Road, South Pattaya.

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Property International REALTOR Conference 2015!

Southeast Asia is about to make history within the international real estate arena as it hosts a world-class, ground-breaking event in Manila July 27 to 30. The world’s largest professional organization, with more than 1.1 million members throughout the United States and worldwide, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) will be the strategic partner for the International Realtor Conference—the first ever outside the United States. Founded in 1908, the NAR has been supporting the business of real estate by strengthening the economic and legal conditions necessary to protect and promote property ownership throughout the United States; it is now reaching out to support the growing interest in property ownership throughout the world. This being the NAR’s primary goal is what has made the organization an important player in both US and world government regulatory bodies as the property market expands rapidly with globalization. One of the primary components of this month’s conference at Manila’s Nobu Hotel is a closed-door Regional Leadership Summit on July 28. It will be attended by all leaders of NAR’s cooperating associations throughout ASEAN, and already is attracting NAR bilateral partners from abroad as well. This Summit will target the establishment of an ASEAN partnership of real estate professionals toward expanding the NAR regional community. To help support and strengthen that ASEAN bond and partnership, the National Association of Realtors is sending a number of its very top

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

leaders, including 2017 NAR President Bill Brown and Treasurer Mike McGrew. Both will attend the Regional Leadership Summit as well as the conference. The NAR, well known for having the highest professional standards in the international real estate industry, is responsible for having drafted the profession’s very first enforceable code of ethics. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the NAR has seen itself and participated as a global organization that has actively represented not only American brokers but also brokers in Mexico, Canada, and now in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and all of the ASEAN region. As a founding member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the NAR is a non-government member of that prestigious organization. The Chicago-based trade group has its sights set on grooming the ASEAN region to be its ‘gateway into Asia’ as the middleclass boom here that already has stimulated tremendous growth in home ownership is certain to further generate the demand for real estate education and better industry standards. The National Association of Realtors has bilateral partnerships with 82 real estate organizations in 65 countries; the Philippines are counted as one of the strongest partners,

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with Thailand at their side. We here in Thailand are very excited to be supporting the Philippines and the NAR’s IRC Conference host/organizers of the event. This prestigious event was the brainchild of Shonee Henry who recently commented: “I saw the need to bring all of our NAR partners together to give them the opportunity to meet and have a platform to coalesce and collaborate as the region welcomes in the AEC whose ASEAN Charter very soon comes into effect.” You may ask yourself just what does this International Realtor Conference offer real estate professionals here in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. The answer to that question may surprise you as some of the scheduled topics are sure to benefit our industry locally. The NAR’s Thailand bilateral partner association is our Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (RESAM), of which I am a vice president and head of the International Marketing Committee. We have more than 120 broker and development company members. Our current president, Somsak Chutisilp, will address the Regional Leadership Summit on the topic of standard licensing of real estate professionals in Southeast Asia. In essence, he intends to point out to participants that because ASEAN countries have grown so quickly, and most of our real estate industries have virtually exploded, “many of our countries do not have any national real estate licensing for individual agents or agencies. “Would it not be of interest for us to consider and discuss establishing an ASEAN examination and licensing process and thus facilitate the need for real estate licensing to all our ASEAN nations through a central ASEAN Real Estate Board?”

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.

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

Serving as a second Thailand bilateral partner will be the Government Housing Bank’s Real Estate Information Center (REIC) headed by Samma Kitisin. He, too, will emphasize “incredible growth” in the ASEAN property sector and “a great need for comprehensive real estate information from our neighboring countries as we are all looking to do business more and more with each other and in each other's countries. Would it not be a very good idea for us ASEAN countries to start centralizing our real estate research, statistics and development information by all contributing to a central ASEAN Real Estate Information body online that is created and run by our combined countries?" As you can see, we have some very interesting and pertinent subjects scheduled for discussion and implementation at this great and pioneering real estate industry event. It is almost certain that this conference will result in an ASEAN real estate body with bilateral members working together to better promote the goals and objectives of the NAR right here in our ASEAN region. Furthermore, I for one am betting on the creation of a comprehensive ASEAN real estate education, examination and licensing body. Wouldn’t that be great? Wouldn’t all in Thailand’s real estate industry benefit from an ASEAN real estate body that is cultivating better, smarter and more ethical real estate professionals and standards with a licensing process to identify those that are qualified? If interested in attending this exciting event, feel free to contact me directly at 081-634-2915, or by email at: clayton@premierinternational.com. For additional information and scheduling go to the Philippines’ International Realtor® Conference (IRC) website at http://ircasia.org. leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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Business News Thailand welcomed 15th million tourist as Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org The Thai tourism industry welcomed its 15th million visitor this year. Rozita Binti Namyan, from Malaysia, who is another Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor, arrived at Hat Yai International Airport on July 5, 2015. The activity is being organised as part of a campaign to welcome every millionth visitor to Thailand. The lucky visitor was pleasantly surprised to receive two economy-class return air tickets from her international port of origin to Thailand along with a five-night accommodation voucher, as well as other prizes from TAT’s project partners. The trips will have a validity period of one year.

It is designed to support the “2015 Discover Thainess” umbrella campaign, which aims to highlight the endless charm of Thailand, the diversity of destinations, full flavours of Thai cuisine, fascinating uniqueness of the traditions and culture, as well as the friendliness of its people. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s acting governor said, “The Thai tourism industry is making a strong comeback this year, thanks to the confidence and support of all our visitors. Rewarding the millionth visitor is just a small way of showing our thanks and letting the world know that we value all

our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming many more visitors, both first-time and repeaters, to enjoy a vacation in Thailand.” According to the preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand welcomed a total of 14.01

million between January to June 21, 2015, a 27.39 percent increase over the same period in 2014. This generated tourism income of 663 billion baht, a 27.86 percent growth over the same period of last year. TAT is projecting 28.8 million visitors in 2015.

New GM for The Okura Prestige Bangkok The Okura Prestige Bangkok announces the appointment of Edward E. Snoeks as regional general manager – Thailand and general manager of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Snoeks, a Dutch national, moves to Bangkok from Hong Kong where he has worked as general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay hotel since August 2013. He was previously vice president – Hotel Operations at Hong Kong Parkview Hotel Services (August 2008 – July 2013) and his hotel management experience also embraces the Marco Polo Hotels, Hong Kong; the Mutiara Kuala Lumpur, and Le Royal Meridien

Baan Taling Ngam on the island of Koh Samui. Toshihiro Ogita, president and representative director of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. said, “We are delighted to welcome Snoeks to the Okura family. Since opening its doors in May 2012 The Okura Prestige Bangkok has developed a truly magnificent reputation in domestic and international source markets.” “Our hotel, located at the heart of Bangkok’s central business district, is the first choice for so many business and leisure travellers. We have every confidence that the hotel will enjoy considerable success under the leadership of Snoeks.”

In attendance were the company’s top executives including David Kuronic,

chief executive officer, Roger Thomas Deacon, chief distribution officer, Vithaya

All four award-winning hotels of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group namely the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Royal Cliff Beach Terrace, Royal Wing Suites and Spa, and the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel have recently been awarded with the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award for 2015. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to highly rated establishments, outstanding accommodations, restaurants and attractions that

constantly deliver superior experiences and achieve outstanding traveler reviews. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award. The Hall of Fame award recognizes hospitality excellence and is granted only to businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.

ONYX invests in future hospitality workforce

Krungthai AXA management and agencies return to PEACH for 2015 Midyear Plan Delegates of Krungthai AXA Life Insurance Public Company Ltd. including executives, managers and top agents from all regions across Thailand joined the 2015 Agency Leader Midyear Plan at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH). With 1,500 delegates participating in the two-day event, Krungthai AXA Life Insurance Public Company Ltd’s 2015 Midyear plan was a resounding success. The extensive meeting facilities at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH were abuzz with informative presentations, plenary sessions and relationship building workshops.

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ONYX Hospitality Group supports the Hospitality and Catering Training Center (HCTC) with a student sponsorship worth 100,000 baht. Located at Mae Sot in Northwestern Thailand, HCTC was established through a cooperation between two non-governmental organisations – Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) in France and Tak Border Child Assistance Foundation (TBCAF). The sponsorship will help support underpriviledged young Thai adults of Karen heritage to undergo hospitality training, receive general education and develop relevant skills training to meet the current and future needs of the hospitality industry in Thailand, which is significantly growing. As a first step, ONYX

Hospitality Group Foundation has donated a 100,000 baht scholarship grant under Amari’s “Baht for a Better Life” initiative to support two students of HCTC in the first year (June 2015 to May 2016). Baht for a Better Life is Amari’s education and skill development-focused CSR programme that supports and provides learning opportunities for underprivileged children, particularly those in poor areas of Bangkok and some of Thailand’s rural areas. Looking to the future, ONYX is also in discussion to offer HCTC further support through ONYX’s Volunteer Coaching Programme. Volunteers will work closely to provide quality leadership and life-skill experiences for both teachers and students of HCTC in the areas of hospitality and catering.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Greece – the Final Chapter

by Magna Carta Law Office

Business Operating Licenses Alcohol License & Cigarette License An alcohol license must be obtained from The Excise Department (Ministry of Finance) for any of the following purposes: • To sell alcoholic beverages • To produce alcohol and possess related equipment • To import more than one (1) litre of alcohol • To transport untaxed alcohol from a factory • To transport more than ten (10) litres of alcohol • To transport more than one (1) litre but less than ten (10) litres of alcohol between specified territories (provinces) Establishments that require liquor licenses include: • Pubs • Bars • Restaurants • Distillers, Importers, Distributors and Wholesalers • Hotels • Clubs • Theaters • Grocery and Convenience Stores • Liquor stores Alcohol license holders are prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages: - to people younger than 20 years or those people that lose consciousness when they drink; - between 12 midnight and 11am, and from 2pm to 5pm; - in close proximity to educational and religious areas; - at or within petrol stations and dormitories; - at or within public parks provided by the government for public recreation; - at or within State Public Health Service Units; - at or within public offices, except in the areas designated for the establishment of shops or clubs In case the business establishment intends to sell cigarettes, it must also apply to The Excise Department for a Cigarette License. Alcohol and Cigarette Licenses must be renewed at the end of the calendar year (December 31). However, the applications for renewal are accepted starting from the month of October. Food License for Restaurants Opening a food business has its own set of legal considerations, which includes obtaining a variety of licenses and permits in order to start operating your business. The type of licenses to obtain depends on the type of products or services that are intended to be sold. All establishments in Thailand intending to serve or sell food are required to obtain a Food License from the Municipality

or District where the proposed establishment or business will be located. The entire procedure may take about two months from the date of submission of the application. An officer from the Municipality or District shall set an appointment to inspect the location, restaurant facilities and overall sanitation to consider the approval of the license application. Food License is valid for one year and must be renewed on a yearly basis. Entertainment License Entertainment License must be secured by establishments or businesses who intend to provide or engage in any of the following services: • Entertainment Venues 1. A place providing a show or other activities for the purpose of entertaining customers and allowing staff to socialize with customers; 2. A place providing equipment enabling patrons to sing and allowing staff to socialize with customers; 3. A place that has no dance floor but allows customers to dance on the premises; 4. Other places with lights and sounds facilities • Dance Venues such as discotheques and other venues that stage folk and country dancing • Restaurants that provide entertainment Entertainment License must be renewed at the end of the calendar year (December 31). However, the applications for renewal are accepted starting from the month of October. Massage License Massage License must be obtained from the Municipality or District where the proposed establishment or business will be located if the business intends to engage in a spa or massage services.

The establishment applying for this license must: • have staff/massage therapists with a valid massage certificate from a registered massage school, with a minimum of 60 hours of training; • display a sign that bears information about what medical conditions are worsened by massage; • pass the sanitation inspection conducted by the Municipality officer; • have an enclosed changing room; • have first aid medicine supplies inside the premises Massage License is valid for one year and must be renewed on a yearly basis.

This is not 2012 and Europe has put in place significant safeguards should the Greeks depart from the Euro. Also, it’s not as though Greece is the only country that has gone through ‘austerity’ pain. In fact, amongst others, Ireland, Portugal and Spain have also endured stringent economic constraints and are at varying levels of recovery, achieved by addressing the issues. Hence, as we speak, the chance of contagion, should Greece leave the single currency is, in our view, fairly minimal. It is only Greece that has failed to implement the meaningful reforms required and tackle other major issues such as tax collection and corruption. In consequence, their economy has nose-dived, even with the massive bailouts they have received. The truth is that when Greece joined the Euro, the country’s finances were never properly examined and it became clear some years later that the figures Greece was submitting to Europe were, as the BBC said, ‘massaged’. Throughout recent events, the sheer amount of media coverage goes way beyond a ‘circus’ and is completely out of proportion to the scale of the financial statistics. Greece is only 1.3 percent of the eurozone economy and 0.39 percent of the world economy. Whilst appreciating the broader implications for the euro as a currency, the likely outcome is that Greece will leave and the world will carry on. There has been no sign of a flight to safety based on Greece; gold has dropped further and the euro itself is, recently, all but unaffected. What we are really talking about here is a political situation; the big hitters in the Euro group do not want to see any form of breakup, although the unsustainability of Greece’s economic position almost makes a ‘Grexit’ inevitable. Actually, even if Greece could somehow return to a growth path, the level of debt and the time that’s been wasted with no vital reforms makes the burden of the debt repayments virtually untenable. Even if the Euro group agreed to some ‘debt forgiveness’, which is highly unlikely at this stage, the problem would then simply shift to other nations, who are currently suffering, but making repayments. They would quite naturally argue – if it’s good enough for Greece, it’s good enough for us. With recent announcement from Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, confirming that contingency plans for all eventualities are in place, including a Greek exit from the Euro, combined with the final deadline for Greece to submit credible proposals by July 10 and an agreement by July 12 should, at last, draw a line under the whole debacle, one way or another. Whilst many do not want to see Greece leave the Euro, we would argue that both Europe and Greece would be better off. The truth is that if the Greeks reintroduced the drachma it would, naturally devalue substantially against the euro but that would make Greece far more competitive for its tourism industry and export businesses, as well as becoming an extremely cost-effective destination for those in Europe and beyond looking for a home in the sun. As far as the eurozone is concerned, they would be able to put this whole saga behind them and concentrate on developing Europe’s recovery. In our view, this whole scenario has diverted too much attention away from all the problems at hand elsewhere. The sadness is that, in Greece, it’s the normal working and retired people who have suffered severely through this, whilst the rich and political classes have barely been affected. 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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Global Top Group celebrates EIA approval of City Garden Tower Upon completion, City Garden Tower will comprise of 465 units in a single 30-storey building. The project offers smart-designed unit layouts ideal for both living and investment with varying sizes: 24 sqm studio, 35 sqm and 44 sqm 1-bedroom, and 70 sqm and 79 sqm 2-bedroom units. Featured facilities will provide comfort and convenience to all residents and ensure a lavish style of living right in the heart of Pattaya.

The 2nd Thailand Domestic MICE Mart in Pattaya The implementation of D-MICE: Meeting in Thailand features the encouragement of domestic conferences and exhibitions through sales promotional campaigns. The 2nd Thailand Domestic MICE Mart is scheduled for Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Khon Kaen and Pattaya. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) is moving fast in the expansion of MICE business in Pattaya City, focusing on quality markets like SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) segment, industrial estate, CLMV (Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam) countries and specific interest groups. To implement the goals, the bureau held the second Mart which was fully equipped with business negotiation activity between buyers and sellers, promotion of supporting packages and tax relief privileges. Opening the Mart at Holiday Inn Pattaya, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, TCEB president, reported that MICE business in here has seen a high growth, especially in first three months of 2015 when the number of MICE travelers totaled 1,046,536, which generated revenue of some 4 million baht. He suggested the numbers prove that Pattaya has become a popular, ideal MICE destination. Nopparat noted that in their free time, “these MICE travelers prefer golfing and sea

excursion. They arrive Pattaya by road and return to their countries by air via the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pattaya City is considered a strategic point with convenient transportation, comprehensive facilities for MICE and various tourist attractions by which can cater well to the need of aforementioned MICE travelers.� The encouragement for MICE travelers from the CLMV market to come to Pattaya for MICE events was initiated to spur growth. As well, TCEB has created packages to support corporate clients organizing meetings or incentives events for groups of 30 or more staying at least two nights. The 2nd Thailand Domestic MICE Mart in Pattaya is expected to generate revenue of 15 million baht.

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Ref: BUSS047. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Restaurant – A very popular fully fitted restaurant with rooms above, serving international and Thai food, in a great location in central Jomtien just 50m from the beach. For sale leasehold: 650,000 Bt and 30,000 Bt per month rent NO KEY MONEY. Website Ref: BUSS046. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com GUESTHOUSE - Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 250,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from a minimum 700,000 up to a maximum of 50 Million Baht through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai DeKu German Windows & Doors. Top-quality uPVC window profiles according to German quality standards! Tel: 038-424-092, Mobile: 094-896-0060, Email: info@deku.asia, Web: www.deku.asia

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Education & Training

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

Apartments for Rent

(ptmafr-r1514)AROMDEE APARTMENTS, quiet, clean, well maintained, with European management. Fan/ AC rooms for rent start from 5,000.- baht to 18,500.monthly. Free Wi-Fi, CableTV, Gym, and Car park. Inside Minimart, breakfast dishes, coffee bar/bar, 24 hr laundry, and CCTV security coverage. Within walking

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Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-2114)Very Nice Townhouse for Sale. Soi Khao Talo, nice area. Living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Nice and clean. Ready to move in. 1.6 million baht. 081 003 3058 (ptmhfs-ow2114)House for Sale in Silk Road Place. Best Place to Live & Invest. Swiss owner selling his very nice pool villa. Great facilities include top security, automatic gate, communal swimming pool, tennis court, kids’ playground, gym. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 94 sq.wa. Price: 8.95 million baht neg. Please call 090 130 9302 (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information.


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(ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000) Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 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 081-634-2915 or by

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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 081-634-2915 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 V i 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) G o r g e o u s L a k e Vi e w Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,

Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6407) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely

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Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5796) East Pattaya - A two storey semi-detached house in a very quiet secure development just a 5 minute drive from Sukhumvit Road. Very spacious, well furnished and offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen with oven, car parking, clubhouse, communal pool and 24/7 security. Outstanding value for this large family home. Price: 1.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES071. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya - Offered at below market price in this very popular modern gated community is this partially furnished single storey family house located on a corner plot giving added privacy. The property is 160 sqm offering 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with 50� new Panasonic LCD TV with sound system and karaoke, 364 sqm gardens, car parking, communal pool, sauna, fitness, kiddies garden, beautiful lake with fish, CCTV, 24/7 security and just 10 minutes to central Pattaya. Price: 4m Bt. Website Ref: HSES135. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Houses for Rent

(ptmhfr-h0715) OCCASION: Beautiful To w n h o u s e ( S o u t h Pattaya). 2 minutes to city or beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 televisions, ADSL, 4 aircondition, garage. Contact: 092 647 1521 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 Wi 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)


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Houses for Rent

First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5025) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by

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

Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999) East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm, land area 390 sqm, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 30,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Condos for Sale

View Talay Building 1B, 13 th 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. In foreign name. Call: 084 529 9939 Porchland Condominium Jomtien 800 Meters to Beach. Lovely 38 sqm, 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 great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) 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)

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

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


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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 Pratamnak 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4979) View Talay Residence – FIRE SALE. Superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout this new 1 bedroom condo offers European kitchen, huge luxury bathroom with shower and bath tub, open plan lounge and dining area, large wrap round front corner balcony overlooking the communal pool and excellent security. These new stylish low rise buildings are extremely popular, ideally located in the heart of Jomtien on Jomtien 2nd Road just 150m from Jomtien Beach and the Night plaza with numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. This unit has been

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reduced in price to sell, in foreign name. Price: 3.99m Bt. Ref Code: CDOS069. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Atlantis – A new resort style low rise development ideally located just 300m from Jomtien Beach. This high floor pool facing front corner unit offers 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, balcony, huge lagoon style communal pool with Jacuzzis, kiddies’ pool and slides. Fitness, sauna, restaurants, key card entry, 24/7 security. Price: 2.579m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS941. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattayajomtien-property.com Jomtien Beach Rimhad - The owner has carried out a very nice renovation, with stylish furnishings and fittings over 56 sqm offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxury bathroom with new LG washing machine, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with large LCD TV and sound system, office, 2 balconies, communal pool, fitness, cafes, laundry, 24/7 security and just 300m to Jomtien Beach. Great value for money, probably the best one bedroom available in these popular buildings. Price: 2.5m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS835. Tel. 085

129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattayajomtien-property.com View Talay Residence These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com

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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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and

081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/ Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338) View Talay Residence Ideally located 100m from the new Jomtien Night Plaza and 150m from Jomtien Beach, this spacious high floor corner unit with pool and sea views offering 1 large bedroom with builtin wardrobes and flat screen LCD TV, luxurious bathroom with shower and bath tub, European kitchen with microwave, open plan living room and dining area, large 40” flat screen TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi internet, huge wrap-around balcony with balcony furniture, communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security and numerous restaurants, shops, fresh food market, bars and taxis outside the building. For Rent: 30,000 Bt high season, 27,000 Bt low season or 25,000 Bt per month on a long term lease. Website Ref: CDOR328. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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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FOR SALE: GUESTHOUSE & BAR • CENTRAL LOCATION PATTAYA • 4-STOREY, DOUBLE UNIT • LARGE GROUND FLOOR BAR • LARGE EXTERNAL TERRACE • JACUZZI SUITE • 6 LARGE RENTAL ROOMS • 1 ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT with LARGE ENSUITE & SEPARATE KITCHEN (Suitable for owner or could rent out) • 1 STUDIO APARTMENT FOR STAFF • FULLY FURNISHED with ALL BAR EQUIPMENT • 3 + 3 YEAR LEASE AVAILABLE & NO KEY MONEY.

SALE PRICE: THB 3.5 million Contact Tel: 0872835349 Email: sven.tbac@gmail.com white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with step-ceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.com Huay Yai - So much is included in this great value buy 190 sqm detached villa built to European standards with block walls, white Upvc windows and doors, ceramic tile floors. Offering 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, high gloss European kitchen with center isle work top, Franke oven and dishwasher, open plan living room and dining area opening up to the 8m x 4m pool and terrace, ceiling fans in every room, garage with remote electronic

Pool Villas for Sale

Jomtien - Fully furnished 124 sqm single storey pool villa in a private culde-sac development just 800m from Jomtien Beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, large open plan living room and dining area, private pool, covered terrace, 280 sqm land. Price: 4.6m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS270. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just 500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a

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doors. Price: 5.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS241. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Ban Amphur - FIRE SALE POOL VILLA: A really great buy, a spacious and stylishly furnished 450 sqm two storey villa offering 5 en-suite bedrooms, 5 luxurious bathrooms, white gloss European kitchen with center isle, open plan living room and dining area, office, private pool with pool side terrace and covered patio, large 680 sqm landscaped gardens, covered car parking, alarm and CCTV, just 3km to Sukhumvit Road. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS242. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.com

Pool Villa for Rent

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

Bang Saray – A large and spacious family single storey corner plot 250 sqm pool villa stylishly furnished throughout in a quiet and secure village just 1.2km from the beach, offering 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room with dining area, private lagoon style swimming pool with water features and children’s slide, poolside terrace, covered terrace, 664 sqm walled secluded landscaped gardens, secure covered parking for 2 cars, remote garage gates, alarm system, communal pool, fitness, 24/7 security. Rent: 35,000 Bt on 1 year lease.Website Ref: PLVR359 . Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Land for Sale

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 Golf Course Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huay Yai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) East Pattaya – Soi Siam Country Club - A rectangle cleared walled plot of 3 rai, electric and water straight outside, seller already holds plans for 95 room apartment building or can do small exclusive pool villa development. Price reduced: 12.95m Bt. Website Ref: LAND164. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Central Pattaya – 150m from Central Festival. A 42 sw rectangle plot in a small Soi just 150m from Central Festival ideal for

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small hotel or serviced apartments, not possible to find land this low price so close to the center. Price: 9m Bt. Website Ref: LAND104. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Huay Yai Road - A rectangle plot of 359 sw, electric and water straight outside, already have outline plans for small exclusive pool villa development and seller also has an identical adjoining plot for sale at same price, total of 718 sw. Price: 3.5m Bt each plot. Website Ref: LAND166. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Bang Saray - A 538 tw plot just 300m from the beach, ideal for luxurious 5-Star pool villas. Price: 17m Bt. Website Ref: LANDxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com

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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

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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.

Vehicles for Sale

To y o t a Ti 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, runs 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 these 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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Youth Focus Mooltripakdee International School (MIS) welcomes you to join us for the upcoming 2015/16 Academic Year! In its approach to delivering an all-round education, Mooltripakdee International School is a unique school to choose for your child’s education. Our aims are to help children become enthusiastic lifelong learners and help children develop lively, enquiring minds. We expect our students to aim for high academic attainment and we work hard on helping each student achieve the highest academic standards and reach their full potential. We are dedicated to promoting a balanced curriculum that caters for students’ physical, social, emotional and cultural development. We also encourage children to acquire a social awareness, as well as an appreciation of cultures, teaching students that all people are equal regardless of race, gender, colour and religion.

Mooltripakdee International School (MIS) opened its doors to students on August 25, 2010 building on the success of our then sister school; MCCI. We are a mid-size, friendly and developing school with approximately 400 students from all over the world. Our diverse student population is mirrored in our diverse staff at the school with qualified and experienced teachers employed from all over the world including the UK, America and Australia. Our teachers are hardworking, dedicated and passionate about their respective subjects and about passing this knowledge on to our students. You can be assured the upcoming academic year will allow for each of our students to thrive within our supportive and caring school community and as always strive to meet their full academic potential.

American universities tour automotive cluster in Rayong Hemaraj Land and Development PLC welcomed students from the University of Virginia and Pennsylvania State University to Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate and Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Rayong. The group got first-hand experience in the manufacturing sector and observed the automotive cluster that has helped make Thailand the region’s largest automotive production hub. On hand to welcome the students were David Nardone (center, back row), Hemaraj president and CEO, and Siyaphas Chantachairoj (far right, front row), director of Corporate Marketing and Property Customer Development.


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Our Community 2015 Dressage Competitions at Horseshoe Point Pattaya On Sunday, June 21, the International Riding School at Horseshoe Point held two dressage competitions, in the morning for disabled riders and in the afternoon for ablebodied beginners.

some from the therapy it gives, others by actually learning to ride. The benefits can be enormous and wide-ranging. They include improvements to balance, coordination, muscle tone, concentration, cooperation and behavior. Dressage tests consist of a series of Morning Session: Special Needs circles, turns and transitions. For a person Competition with limited physical ability, who has mastered Many disabled people benefit from riding, the basic skills of halt, walk and steering, dressage provides a continuing challenge and the opportunity to compete against others. The walk test is led on a short lead rope particularly for riders with cerebral palsy who need two sidewalkers. This lasts for 8 minutes consisting of movements which must be ridden correctly in shape and size. The walk/trot test moves the rider up to another level Walk Test Winner Riz Anjemeena Reyes (right) with with judge Dr Ellen Ryan where some sitting or rising trot will be performed. Marks are out of 10 per movement within the dressage test. These tests encourage memory, following instructions, coordination, basic riding skills and a huge feeling of achievement. Each of our riders is awarded a rosette for competing and, for the rider with the most marks in each category, a medal is awarded. Walk Test Winner: Riz Anjemeena Reyes Walk & Trot Test Winner Ton Gan Segkhoonthod Nathalang (2nd left) Walk & Trot Test Winner:

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Ton Gan Segkhoonthod Nathalang Afternoon Session: Able-Bodied Beginners Our young ablebodied riders competed along with their instructor, either on a long lead rope, or off to help build confidence. For these young riders it was their first dressage competition and many hours of practice over the weeks leading up to the Walk Test Winner Jasmine Crystal Sanders competition paid off. Walk Test Winner: Jasmine Crystal Sanders Walk & Trot Test Winner: Palika Gulati We would like to thank our sponsors EA Aviation Co Ltd and Horseshoe Point. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with our special needs programme, on either a Tuesday or Thursday morning 10 am to 12 noon, contact Sandra on 086 848 3684. New packages available: • Riding packages for young children 5 years and up • Ladies Equine Experience for beginners (30 minutes trail ride/lead your pony/ shampoo and feed) • Reiki Healing Clinics with Horses • Children’s Summer Ranch Days, Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm • Pony Club held on selected Saturday afternoons Walk & Trot Test Winner Palika Gulati


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Our Community From Babylon to Pattaya Hydroponics, the process of growing plants in water without soil, has been around for centuries. It is believed the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon functioned along hydroponic principles more than 2,000 years ago, and there is also evidence that the Aztecs developed a system of floating gardens in the 10th century. Now this system of growing fresh and nutritious vegetables has arrived in Pattaya, at the Father Ray Children’s Home. Cooperation between the residents of the Children’s Home and a group of students at Ruamrudee International

School in Bangkok, who made a donation to the Home of 114,840 baht, has seen the construction of a large greenhouse, complete with all the equipment needed to grow vegetables.

The official opening ceremony took place on June 29, with Father Peter, President of the Father Ray Foundation, welcoming students and parents from Bangkok to see how their donation has been spent. The aim of the hydroponics greenhouse is to not only provide healthy and nutritious food, but also to teach new skills to the underprivileged children and students with disabilities at the Father Ray Foundation. Income made through the selling of surplus crops will be used to enlarge the hydroponic system.

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This is just one of projects in the self-sufficiency initiatives at the Father Ray Children’s Home, which apart from offering a home to more than 130 children, is also home to several hundred chickens, a large pond full of tilapia and catfish, a pig sty, a rice field, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. While it may take many more years before the Foundation is 100 percent self-sufficient in providing enough food to feed the 850 children and students under its care, this is a start.

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Recover mangrove forest The management and staff of the Siam Bayshore Pattaya, The Bayview Pattaya and Wave Hotel Pattaya together with Pattaya City, Naklua Bay Environmental Group and others participated in the Mangrove Forest Restoration event at Naklua Mangrove Forest to restore the mangrove forest and use it as a source of nature learning for students and youths.

Charity golf for Down syndrome More than 100 people signed up for The Billabong Golf Club: Inaugural Charity Tournament In Aid Of Down’s Syndrome Society. Participants played at the Phoenix Gold Country Club where an entry fee of 2,000 baht will go to a good cause. Great prizes, donated by sponsors, were awarded to the winners at The Billabong Golf Club where an auction of donated items was also held to help raise funds. Well done to organizer Bob Philp and his team, all players, friends, family, sponsors and all that turned up to make the charity event a success.

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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf from BJ’s RACE REPORT

Disastrous weekend for Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik at Silverstone

Round 3 of the GP3 Series on July 3-5 took place at the Silverstone circuit in the countryside just two hours north of London, Great Britain. The Thai driver was keen to improve upon his results from the previous round in Austria, and was aiming for a top-10 finish. Stuvik, as usual, is racing for Status GP with the support of Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand. Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik qualified in 19th place with a time of 1:48.541, 1.501 from the pole position driver Marvin Kirchhofer who set a 1:47.040. Second and third grid spots were Emil Bernstorff and Alex Palou, respectively. Stuvik said, “We made a lot of changes to the car after free practice as the car was pretty difficult to drive. However, with the car as it was in practice I was not able to fully find the grip of the tire and we went into qualification on the back foot. This doesn’t set up the weekend well because if you have a bad qualification run it’s almost impossible to make it up in the race.” Race 1 of the weekend on Saturday afternoon saw Stuvik finishing in 22nd place after a dismal drive and a failing fuel pump in the last laps of the race. First place was Marvin Kirchhofer, followed by Emil Bernstorff and Matt Parry in second and third positions. Stuvik said, “This circuit has much lower tire degradation as we are on the superhard compound. I was saving my tires as I thought there would be a cliff drop off in performance as in Barcelona, but it was for nothing. On the last few laps we had an issue with the fuel pumps and I could barely finish the race.” Race 2 on Sunday morning the Thai driver finished in 20th place. First place was Kevin Ceccon, with Esteban Ocon and Ralph Boschung filling out the podium. Stuvik said, “This weekend has really gone from bad to worse. Now we’ll have to learn from it and make sure to be in the

Khao Kheow (Stableford) This day is always one of the most looked forward to in the calendar month as we all get ready to play this difficult and rewarding golf course. Difficult because this is a tough golf course that ensures you stay focused as one bad shot can lead to big trouble, and rewarding because if you play well and score well you know you have had a fine day. On this day we arrived on time and were told we were to play the A and B Nines, for me the best 18 holes, and that the B Nine greens were faster than the A Nine, and this we found to be true. Naturally we had a wind all day, I do not know what it is about the Eastern Seaboard but it always seems to be windy, I suppose it could be because we are near the sea on most of the courses, but some of them are many miles from the sea. Stood on the first tee the way ahead looked good, the course appeared fine and we were told we could use buggies on most of the course, but on one or

two holes we had to be careful and keep to the rough. One difference on the day is that A8 was set up to play as a par 4, so the par for the course was to be 71, small change but interesting as when it is a par 5 the tee shot is one of the most difficult around. So off we went on A1 and the course was as we expected it. With the wind behind us, the first four holes were not too bad but playing into the wind the last five holes we found the going hard. The fairways were quite good but the greens were a bit slow. All in all the A Nine was as difficult as expected and most players struggled. Onto the B Nine and it seemed to be a little better manicured, but the wind was still up and the walkers started to tire making this nine hard work. As we were told the greens on the second nine were indeed a bit faster but all in all there was an inconsistency. Players finished the round very tired. I expected the scores to be not very good. Back at BJ’s and it was soon time for the results when it was

by Derek Brook

Winner and second with one of BJ’s finest

seen that except for one score the course had as usual been the winner. In the A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner with 32 points was Takeshi Hakozaki, ahead of a countback on 31 points that saw Paul Smith in second, Landis Brooks in third and Andre Van Dyk just losing out. The scores attested to the difficulty of the course on the day. However we had two good scores in the B Flight as the winner, Derek Brook, had a very fine indeed 40 points, as they say every dog has his day. In second place the other good score came from Barry Oats

with 36 points then in third we had a countback on 31 points that saw Henry Wong in third and Nigel Perry just missing out. So Khao Kheow 21, Drawn 1 and Tropical Golf 1. Quite a massacre, however the beer tasted good. Incidentally, on the 18th hole a dog pinched the near pin marker and ran off with it. Thanks go to the caddies who chased after the dog and got back a much chewed marker. TTFN. Near pin: Nigel Perry, AVD, Jon Dean, Daryl Evans Long put: Daryl Evans

Gerri and the Place-getters! The Growling Swan welcomed back Peter Soerensen and Bill Steinman, whilst the fully recovered Stuart Rifkin was delighted to be sledged after his enforced layoff. Our destination was Bangpra, the affectionately named ‘monkey course’. Sadly, we hadn’t played there for some time, but it was worth the wait.We played off the white tees. The course was in great nick and the undulating slick greens were immaculate. As per recent times, it looked like rain would intervene, but it held off and a gentle breeze kept playing conditions very pleasant. Whilst most combatants struggled in vain on the ‘lightning fast’ greens, the inimitable Gerri Crilly was the surprise packet. Gerri flourished and his golf game was like trying to find fault with Miss Venezuela. He powered to a convincing win with 40 points, 8

From L-R are Eric Black (The Judge), Deefa and today’s winner Geri Crilly

by Dilligaf

points clear of his nearest rivals. An amazing effort! They say you should never reward mediocrity, but the place-getters were very grateful, with four players separated via countbacks. Don Richadson was the unlucky one to miss the podium on 32 points. Winners 1st Gerri Crilly (27) 40 pts 2nd Kevin Waycott (9) 32 pts c/b 3rd John Anderson (27) 32 pts c/b 4th Graham Rice (13) 32 pts c/b NTP’s 2 Gerri Crilly 8 John Anderson 12 Stuart Rifkin 17 Graham Rice Longest 1 Putt 9 Alex Field 18 Khan Speechley Resident fleabag Deefa gratefully received significant donations from the players and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All Deefa donations go to the PSC to be directed to projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. We look forward to any newcomers to join us for serious golf with a dash of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. For bookings contact Peter Grey on 086 150 3086.

Newcomer Frank Martineau wins at Mountain Shadow top 10 at the next race. We know we can be competitive, but it hasn’t worked out this weekend.” The next race for the Thai driver will take place next weekend at the Hungaroring circuit for the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 24-26. “I'm looking forward to the next race, it’s a very technical circuit, the downside is that overtaking is very difficult so it means qualifying will be crucial. Thank you to all my fans and my sponsors for your support; it is an honour to represent Thailand in the top level of motorsports.”

Date Jul 24-26 Aug 21-23 Sep 4-6 Oct 9-11 Nov 27-29

2015 GP3 Series Calendar Venue Hungaroring, Hungary Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Monza, Italy Sochi, Russia Yas Marina, UAE

Remark Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8

by Derek Brook

Just when you thought maybe the worst of the heat was behind us along comes a day to remind you “not yet”. Such was the case as the group of golfers met at BJ’s Holiday Lodge for breakfast and transport assignments to play Mountain Shadow. Seventeen players were hoping to find the golf magic this day, and so off we went. Checking in without any delay we found the course empty. After some warm-up we were able to tee off a bit early. Playing off the blue tees, we found that Mountain Shadow is in good condition now, with fairways well covered and fast greens, and represents exceptional value. The day was fairly hot but at times there

was some breeze to cool down the golfers a little, and umbrellas were a common implement. Playing in such weather can be tiring and saps concentration, so who would prevail this day? Mountain Shadow is a test of golf, but newcomer Frank Martineau (hcp 15) showed he had what it takes by earning an amazing 39 points, four clear of the field. Well played, Frank! Next in line was Mashi Kaneta (14) with a respectable 35 points, beating last week’s Mug winner Landis Brooks (9) on countback. In fourth place was Ted Morris (13), just one back with 34 points. Good golf, guys, and

overall a good day out for everyone. Near Pins: Landis Brooks (2), Andre Van Dyk, Derek Brook Long putt: Graham Buckingham


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Local Sports Happy Birthday to The Golf Club! Green Valley – Monthly Medal – White Tees 1st – Kenny Aihara (3) net 70 2nd – Paul Tudor (5) net 72 3rd – Charles Tregurtha (7) net 73 Wow! Kenny does it again! For the very first time in our eightyear history, one man has won four stars on his shirt for four Monthly Medal wins and it is no surprise to see it is Aihara. That is a run of great golf and as consistent as Kenny is, it really was just a matter of time. Way to go, Kenny, we know a fifth is on the cards for next year! Pretty soon you will have as many Antigua’s as Dave Ferris! Greenwood A&B – White Tees 1st – Ben Denham (3) 37 points 2nd – Kenny Aihara (3) 34 points 3rd – Steve Zeigler (13) 32 points

by Steve Ellison

with our fresh salsa, Bubba’s pulled pork, Johnsonville Brats, Speith’s Sliders, Buffalo Wings and loads of sides. Nobody leaves this place hungry! It was a quick trip out as the last 7 kilometers of road has improved greatly and we had little problem dealing with Amata as last week was a nightmare through this junction. You just never know! Time out was 55 minutes and back about the same, but it is well worth it once you get here. Apart from a sizzling one hour stretch in the middle, weather was just great and a perfect afternoon breeze kicked up for the back nine play. The golf course was in top shape, it really is worth that little extra bit of a drive to get out here because it is such a good track. Greens are probably the fastest and most treacherous in Pattaya, but that is what makes this place fun! This is a great course for a Scramble, and when you throw in that Rainbow format (six red, six white and six blue tees) it makes for some interesting strategic moves. For once, my fellow TGC partner Adam and I found ourselves at the finishing 4 holes with all our drives in and playing three reds and a blue in hand. As hot as Adam’s putter was, I certainly dragged him down to my level.

Steve Z with Ben & Ken back at TGC

We haven’t been out here to Greenwood in quite some time and it was good to get back to this lovely golf course. Like Pattavia and Treasure Hills, it is another 15 minutes up the 331 but so good when you do finally get here. Visiting Floridian Steve Zeigler did well today and found his form for third. Once again, it is Kenny up on the podium as last week he was absent from any victories thus giving the other lads a shot. Ben Denham was the story of the day as he blew away the field with a 37 out here, so well played to Ben for a great round off just a 3! Pattavia Century – 2-Man Scramble – White Tees. 1st – Billy Eyles/Peter Rogers net 61.8 2nd – Freddy Graham/Nick Handscombe 63.6 3rd – Barry Collier/Ron Robertson 64.5 Today we celebrated the 8th birthday of The Golf Club a day early as the 4th fell on a weekend. Chu had the Weber BBQ cleaned and ready for action when we returned from our 2-Man Rainbow Scramble at Pattavia. Our famous Clubhouse Ribs were on the menu as well The big winners again, Peter Rogers & Billy Eyles! as Beef Tacos al Trevino

Some of our diehard Scramblers at Pattavia!

Third Place went to Barry Collier and Ron (R2) Robertson with a decent score of 64.5 and second was a card from Freddy Graham and Nicky Handscombe with a 63.6 circled on top. But the big winners were the defending champions Peter Rogers (USA) and Billy Eyles (England) who ham and egged their way around this tough track to reclaim the top prize with a hot 61.8. Both will receive our legendary Antigua shirts monogrammed for the event as well as a Steak Night dinner of their choice. Near Pins went to Peter Rogers (4th hole), Mark Wood (7th hole), Nick Handscombe (13th hole) and lastly Steve Ellison on the 17th. Nicky also took the longest putt on the 18th of 26 feet and Kenny Aihara had the long drive nailed down on the 9th. All of these technical prizes win pork chop dinners on the BBQ for another day. Thanks to all who joined us and we hope the 4th was just as good for you! The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located on Soi LK Metro. We broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, NFL, MLB and AFL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com, and for more information mail us at pattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya. All handicaps welcome!

Second Phantom Golf Cup This was the second Phantom Golf Cup Tournament and once again the interest shown was very good as we had 37 players on the starting sheet after some late cancellations. There was a bit of a change in format as it was suggested that we have a low gross prize so we settled on A Flight (0 to 9) playing stroke from the white tees and B Flight (10 to 20) and C Flight (21 and over) both playing from the yellow tees. I managed to manipulate four of the A Flight players into the same group which resulted in an interesting tussle and much appreciated by them. There were technical awards on each hole, 6 holes for A Flight, 6 holes for B Flight and 6 holes for C Flight giving everyone a fair chance and the awards varied from nearest the pin on par threes, longest drives, longest first putts, nearest the pin in two shots, nearest the pin in three shots and nearest to the box on the fairway. The weather was excellent with blue skies all day and the golf course was in superb condition which was an absolute bargain at green fee, caddy fee and cart fee for 1,300 baht. The first group got away early at 9:50 am and with very few holdups throughout the day most groups finished their rounds in four hours and 15 minutes or less. Apart from the 18 technical awards there was a low gross prize, first place in A Flight net and first, second and third prizes in both B and C flights who played stableford. Presentations were held back at The Phantom Bar where a fantastic buffet meal was

by Peter Blackburn

provided for all players, partners and family. Many thanks go to Alex from Hotel Dania for the food and thanks to Christian Boysen for sponsoring this very popular event. “Jumping” Jack Grindvold shot a gross 75 to take out the low gross award and Gerd Riedler was the winner in A Flight with a net 73. In the B Flight it was Dipty Narongsak who was the winner with 37 points, one point ahead of Ed Wyckoff in second place and Larry Gibb was third with 35 points. Steve Newton won the C Flight with 36 points and Bobby Rattanaruangs was second with 34 points and Wan Makmul finished third on 33 points. Results: Low Gross: Jack Grindvold (3) – 75 gross A Flight – 0 to 9 1st – Gerd Riedler (8) – net 73 B Flight – 10 to 20 1st – Dipty Narongsak (12) – 37 points 2nd – Ed Wyckoff (13) – 36 points 3rd – Larry Gibb (20) – 35 points C Flight – 21 & over 1st – Steve Newton (28) – 36 points 2nd – Bobby Rattanaruangs (21) – 34 points 3rd – Wan Makmul (33) – 33 points It was a fantastic day and evening with everyone having a great time. The next

Phantom Monthly Tournament will be held at Khao Kheow on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, with the first tee time at 9 am. The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at the Phantom Bar on Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7:30 am onwards. For bookings or more information, contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com.


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You & Your Pets Love is Blind Do you have a dog or cat that is blind or going blind? Odds are the disability is of more concern to you than it is to your pet; he can get along just fine, thank you, by relying on such senses as smell and hearing. Just as people tend to need glasses as they age, so does vision tend to deteriorate in older cats and dogs. But the animals adjust to the deficit and make accommodations so successfully that owners often are surprised to discover that their aging buddy has become blind. Eye disorders can affect the vision of pets at any age, but are more common in older animals. Cataracts turn the clear lens of the eye cloudy and opaque, and ultimately result in blindness. Older pets also can suffer glaucoma— an increased pressure within the eyeball that leads to blindness. Treatments are available but expensive and limited to specialty veterinary ophthalmology practices. But keep in mind, a blind pet—old or young—can have a wonderful, happy life, and is no less loving. Here’s what you can do to improve the safety and

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

comfort level of your blind pet… Be consistent. Do not change the locations of food and water bowls or pet beds and litter boxes, and avoid rearranging the furniture in your home. Safeguard danger zones. Pad any sharp edges of furniture until your pet learns to avoid the danger. Block off steep stairways with baby gates. Some blind pets become more dependent on you, act clingy, and follow you around. Get in the habit of speaking to your cat when you enter or leave a room to help her keep track of your whereabouts. If you have more than one animal in your home, another cat or dog may serve as a guide for the blind pet. Help your blind pet by attaching a bell or other noise maker to the other animal's collar. Blind pets tend to startle more easily, so always speak to your cat before petting him to avoid being accidentally nipped or swatted in reflex. Remember, blind pets typically are still very happy. They continue to enjoy and remain engaged in life and the world around them—including you. They still need love.

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.

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!

You probably are aware of family health measures, 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.

Hard to Swallow Pet owners can’t always control what their animals put into their mouths. So if you suspect that your cat or dog has ingested something potentially dangerous, but she seems normal and shows no sign of illness, stay calm and call your vet. Tell him or her what might have been eaten and ask if it requires emergency treatment. Not all exposure situations require an immediate trip to the clinic. On the other hand, if your animal is having seizures, losing consciousness, is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing, telephone ahead and take your pet immediately to the closest veterinarian. When you call, be ready to describe the symptoms, the suspected agent and time it was ingested, and your animal’s species,

Tiny Tots

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.

breed, age, sex, and weight. Rush your pet to the clinic along with a resealable plastic bag containing any material your pet may have vomited or chewed.

The most intelligent dogs are said to be the Border Collie and the Poodle, while the least intelligent dogs are the Afghan Hound and the Basenji.

Going to the Dogs...

A cat, after being scolded, goes about its business. A dog slinks off into a corner and pretends to be doing a serious selfreappraisal. ~Robert Brault

Cat Corner Tip How old is kitty?

Got a new kitten and have no idea how old it is? Here are a few clues to help you determine its age. Check her teeth. Baby teeth (small and pointed) come in around three weeks of age; permanent teeth (wider and flat) at 3-4 months— middle incisors first in about 14 weeks, second and third incisors at about 16 weeks. Check his weight. You usually can estimate about a half kilo per month up until five months. So for a healthy kitten weighing one kilo, safely guess it is about eight weeks old; 2-1/2 kilos, five months old. Are her eyes open? They aren’t when new-born. They open their eyes after about 10 days. Is he walking and playing? Most kittens start walking around three weeks of age but take a little longer to gain their coordination. You can comfortably assume that a kitten is at least a month old if it is walking and playing.


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