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Volume 8, Issue 13
16 - 31 March 2009
Will U-Tapao Airport get a facelift?
Recently Pattaya City Mayor, Mr. Itthipol Khunpluem, Pattaya city officials, and city council members paid an official visit to Rear Admiral Sopon Boonchom, Director of U-Tapao International Airport and other officials to discuss the possibility of developing and upgrading the existing airport to become truly international. The reason behind this need to upgrade the existing airport facilities at U-Tapao is largely
due to the problems that faced Thailand and on a more personal note, Pattaya, when the opposition protestors took over control of the two Bangkok airports, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi and Bangkok-Don Mueang in the latter part of last year. Thousands of stranded passengers were left high and dry, despite the excellent services carried out by Pattayaâ€™s City Hall in order to help the situation. With the closure of
the two international airports, 1000s of tourists trying to visit Thailand for holidays had to make alternative arrangements. When the two airports were closed some flights were redirected to U-Tapao as it was the only remaining air gateway in the area. Although there are strict guidelines and law in place to prevent this type of demonstration ever being able to get so far out of hand again, Pattaya City Hall officials believe that the upgrading of U-Tapao facilities will ensure an extra safety net,
to protect the tourist industry of Pattaya and the surrounding area. The meeting concentrated on five main projects which were deemed to be the keys to streamlining U-Tapao Airport and bringing it up to international standards. 1. the improvement of the airport landscape, scenery, and surrounding area; 2. the improvement of road surfaces and the expansion of the road to the airport from 2 to 4 lanes; Continued on page 2
Pattaya Mayor "my Progress so far"
Looking for government investment of Bt 995 million
At Pattaya City Hall, Mr. Ittipon Khunpluem, Pattaya City Mayor, announced to the press the progress and development of Pattaya City during the 9 months since he has taken office. His
administration team and city councilors have been working hard to improve Pattaya City in accordance with 14 policies, which he announced during the election. So far, 3 policies have
been accomplished, 1) Public Health Care Policy: building a new hospital with 20,000 beds to serve low income patients in and around Pattaya City. The hospital is located in the middle of Soi Buakhao and is still under construction and due to be completed soon. Continued on page 7
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Will U-Tapao Airport get a facelift?
3. the erection of advertising billboards at the airport’s main entrance to earn revenue for the airport; 4. to promote the airport on shopping carts. 5. to promote the airport through the media. Rear Admiral Sopon told those assembled that, in addition to the airport renovations and the purchase of new equipment, the airport board of directors and members will also be changed; the Mayor of Pattaya plus members of the Pat-
Vol. 8 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2009 taya City Administrative Team will be invited to become new board members. It was also proposed that the airport’s name will in the near future be changed to the U-Tapao-Pattaya International Airport. The Rear Admiral added that recently the Royal Thai Navy had requested a budget of Bt995 million from the current government, primarily to rebuild the airport terminal to
increase the capacity of the passenger lounge, renovating runways, purchasing X-ray machines, fire trucks, further security measures and fuel storage facilities, etc. So as to the question….. Will U-Tapao Airport get a Facelift? All signs are looking good and we will do our best to keep you informed of any further progress in the months to come.
Tourism Authority of Thailand informs the public that the Pattaya International Music Festival is on schedule
Thai Volunteer Homeland Defence Unit visits Sattahip Naval Base
Members of 350 Thai Volunteer Homeland Defence Unit from Trat, Chantaburi, Rayong, and Chonburi, paid homage to the Kromluang Chumporn Khet Udomsak (father of the Thai Royal Navy) statue at Sattahip Command Centre Naval Base, Chonburi. Captain Kiattichai Naksook, Secretary of the Thai Citizens’ Defence Homeland Volunteers, Region 2 gave a warm welcome to the guests. Captain Kiattichai pointed out that, sea-wise, the country is bordered to the southeast by Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand, to the southwest by Indonesia, and India in the Andaman Sea. Thailand has some 1,500 miles of shore-
line and on February 2nd, 1985, the Exclusive Economic Zone was extended to 200 miles. In order to protect the national interest, the government asked the Royal Thai Navy to educate and train Thai fishermen in 22 provinces along the coastline in the protection of the maritime environment, to predict weather conditions, read maps, and familiarize themselves with maritime laws, boundaries, etc. The Thai Volunteer Homeland Defence Unit is the organisation that protects Thailand’s national interests in the ocean, as well as aiding the navy to train the fishermen and so far it has been doing a tremendous job.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has made a public announcement that one of the biggest music festivals in Asia is returning to Pattaya after missing the city venue, last year. The Pattaya International Music Festival 2009 is scheduled from March 20th to 22nd, 2009, at beach locations, under the banner headline of “Amazing Thailand, Amazing Value”, in the hope that it will stimulate tourism and generate income for business owners and vendors in Pattaya. The event features famous artists from all over Asia, such as S.M. Entertainment, EEG from Hong Kong, Ocean Butterfly from China, House of Indies
from Vietnam, Hala Music from Malaysia, AMJPHEAD from Australia, Indies Records from Laos, Avex from Taiwan, and many more. The event will take place on 3 main stages, one at Bali Hai Pier, one at Central Pattaya and another one at Soi 4 on Pattaya Beach Road. Famous Thai singers and bands will also be performing, including Big Ass, Body Slam, AB Normal, Potato, Taxi, Paradox, No Logo, Mint, Toffee, etc. For more information, please call 038-416-799, 038-428-750, 038-427-667 or visit www.tourismthailand. or or www.pattayamusicfestival.gmember.com
MAXXIS “AT700” Launch Party
Bt2,000,000 million budget requested to hire security consultancy company Pattaya City Hall was the venue when Mr. Sittiparn Muengkoom, Pattaya City Deputy Chief of Administration, chaired a meeting tasked with obtaining a budget to enable them to hire a consultancy company to study and design a security system to prevent crime, loss of life, property, and injury to innocents. Additional funding was also sought for the Tappraya 2310 unit, which will act as a safety centre, patrol neighbourhoods, and receive crime reports, as well as manage traffic. The Security and
MAXXIS International (Thailand) Co., Ltd., led by Khun Somchai Wiboonwattanakit (left), Maxxis Chairman Distributor (Thailand) and Mr. Lin Yu Yu, Vice General Manager (right), recently held Public Safety Department requested a Bt2,000,000 budget for the two ventures. The meeting agreed to bring the issue to the next meeting with Pattaya City Mayor for approval.
the ‘MAXXIS AT700 Product Launch’ for all agents in the Eastern region. The event, enjoyed by all, took place at the freestanding Aranda Ballroom of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya.
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Shorea Spa Pattaya offers 50% off during Grand Opening
The Shorea Spa celebrated its grand opening by offering substantial discounts.
Local dignitaries and guests were warmly welcomed to the opening by the MD, Mrs.
Pattaya-Bangkok Hospital and the patient brought back from the dead Pattaya-Bangkok Hospital held a press conference on March 3, 2009, regarding a patient who was brought back to life after apparently dying. The original report had mis-stated that the patient had been brought back from the dead, and the hospital authorities were keen to scotch this rumour. Doctor Narin Boonjongcharoen, Deputy Director of Pattaya-Bangkok Hospital, stated that at 6:00 p.m. on February 24, 2009, Mrs. Noocharee Wanich, 55, was admitted to the hospital unconscious. Her blood pressure could not
be measured and there was no response from the electrocardiography examination. As a result, the medical team performed resuscitation on her. The medical team managed to successfully resuscitate her, her condition improved and her vital signs were restored. The doctor gave her medication and used a temporary pacemaker to treat her. She was then transferred to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) for further treatment. On February 25, the patient suffered Ventricular Tachycardia (fast heart rhythm) from 11: 40 a.m. and the medical team
Waralee (Weena Schweizer); the event being presided over by Miss Alisa Phantusak, Assistant to the MD of Tiffany’s. Shorea Spa, located at 112/59 Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya 53, provides an extensive menu, consisting of body shaping & slimming, cellulite treatment, body & bust firming, detoxification, facial lifting & firming, facial lightening, facial detoxification, wrinkle treatment, eye treatment, etc. The spa is offering a 50% discount during the grand opening period. For more details, please call 038411-088 or 086-981-8228. performed defibrillation and gave her medication. However, at 11:03 p.m. the doctor who was on night duty contacted the patient’s relatives to come to the hospital and see the patient’s condition. They were told that the patient needed a temporary pacemaker, due largely to her critically irregular heart rhythm, warning her heart could stop beating at any moment. The patient’s condition had improved, but she was unconscious at that time. Previously, there was a report in the media to the effect that the patient was dead on arrival and subsequently brought back to life. This was, in fact, a misunderstanding, as she was merely unconscious. Nevertheless, the doctor and nurses are monitoring her situation closely.
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Committee set up to oversee Pattaya Beach clean up
Pattaya City Hall has undertaken to generally improve the condition of its beaches to make them more attractive to
Honda Injection Technology featured by Mityon
Central Festival Pattaya Beach was the venue, with Miss Wipa Chanrukkanka, Managing Director of Mityon Pattaya, presiding over the ‘Honda Riding with Injection Technology’ event. Honda motorbike customers in and around the city attended the event. The event featured Honda booths displaying the latest
models of bikes, motorbike parts and information on road safety, including, wearing helmets and using lights throughout the day, as well as at night. Customers were offered a motorbike check-up and free oil-change. The latest riding evolution is the PGM-F1 injection, an environmentally friendly fuel injection system.
Red Shirt demonstration demands government dissolves parliament Thousands of Pro-Thaksin Red Shirt supporters gathered at a field opposite the Hollywood Pub, Soi Pettakoon, North Pattaya, to inform the people of Pattaya that they demand the current Democrat-led government should dissolve parliament immediately and arrange for new elections. Miss Jureeporn, a group leader, told reporters the reason the Red Shirts had gathered together on that occasion was due to the need to inform
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the masses that the current Democrat-led government needs to be dissolved, along with parliament, owing to its being an illegal government, and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs also needs to resign immediately. They further demanded that Yellow-Shirt anti-Thaksin Demonstrators and coreleaders who seized the main airports in Bangkok last year should be held accountable for breaking laws and receive severe punishment.
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tourists and residents. To this end, a steering committee was set up on February 3, 2009, to investigate the expansion
of the general beach area by reclaiming sections from the sea and maintaining the area to higher standards. At 2:30 p.m. on February 3, Mr. Ittipon Khunpluem, Pattaya City Mayor, chaired a meeting at Pattaya City Hall with city council members, city officials, and concerned parties to discuss about how best to expand the Pattaya beach area and improve its scenery. The committee proposed that Pattaya’s beaches need to be made more wholesome and attractive by expanding
the various beach areas by reclaiming stretches of sand from the sea, generally improving the beach landscape, and implementing other recreational projects. It was also decided to expand the width of the Beach Road to make it more amenable to both traffic and pedestrians alike.
Pickpocket masquerading as Walking Street rid of flower and gum seller nabbed animal exploiters and others Yah-Bah-addicted pickpocket was scotched in the act by the vigilant tourists she was in the process of robbing on a baht bus in Walking Street. The tourists performed a citizen’s arrest and police were notified. At 2:40 a.m. Police Lieutenant Sadayu Karnjanawiratch, Assistant to Pattaya Crime Suppression Chief, was notified that a female pickpocket had been detained in a baht bus in front of the Siam Bay Shore Hotel, Walking Street Moo 10, and duly sent a team to investigate. At the crime scene, police found Miss Tookkata Shotung, 25, ostensibly a flower and chewing gum seller, had been detained by the victim, Mr. Kirinollgsov Maksim, 33, a Ukrainian tourist, and his two friends. The victim and his friends told the officers that they were riding on a baht bus to their hotel
together with the suspect. Miss Tookkata was trying to sell her flowers and at the same time surreptitiously trying to steal Bt3,000 from him. He caught on quickly
and was able to detain the culprit with his friends. Miss Tookkata confessed that she was indeed a professional pickpocket and normally, after she got the money, she would purchase Yah Bah (methamphetamines) and hang out at night venues. She was charged with attempted theft at night.
Following many complaints from Thai and foreign tourists about the exploitative behaviour of photographers and other harassers of the public, a police team was sent to Walking Street to investigate on March 4, 2009. Blocking off the main tourist venue and its side sois, police managed to nab a host of offenders and duly took them off the street The clean up operation started at 4:20 a.m., led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Suwan Oon-anant, Pattaya Tourist Police Chief, with support from regular police and 20 tourist police volun-
teers. They blockaded the many sois in Walking Street, apprehending various transvestites, flower sellers, beggars and photographers using endangered species to extort cash from tourists. In total, more than 50 suspects were captured, including 3 young beggars, aged between 3 and12 years-old, 4 suspects exploiting endangered species to take pictures of tourists with their wild animals, 3 Lao transvestites and a number of street solicitors. They were all taken to Pattaya Police Station and charged with disturbing the peace and harassing the public.
Man stabbed by old rival, guns him down Young woman busted for
Police Lieutenant Colonel Jakkarin Toursuparp, Banglamung Police Investigator, Chonburi, was notified that a man had been shot at the entrance of Soi Mabyailia 11 (Nernplubwan), Moo 5, Nongprue. After receiving the report, the police and the Sawangboriboon Paramedic Rescue Team rushed to the location. At the scene, they found a wounded man, Mr. Chaiporn Maliwan, aged 35, waiting for assistance. He had been shot in the right, upper thigh 3 times with another shot in his stomach for good measure. The victim was in a highly critical condition and after being given first aid at the scene was immediately transferred to Banglamung Hospital. Close by, the police were able to find the shooter, who had been stabbed in the chest and was also rushed to Banglamung Hospital. Mr. Sawas or Bungmoo, the stabbed man and shooter,
told police officers that before the incident occurred he had been drinking with his friends outside his house, when out of the blue, Mr. Chaiporn or Bungnon, an old rival who had been imprisoned for consuming illegal substances, but recently released, paid him a visit and started taking pictures of his home, which started an argument. He and his drinking companions then told Mr. Chaiporn to go away, but he refused and pulled out a knife, demanding that Mr. Sawas come out and talk, ‘to be a man’. Mr. Sawas acknowledged that he was getting increasingly annoyed by Mr. Chaiporn, so went inside his house and picked up a .38mm gun in order to scare him away. He said he had then walked outside his house and Mr. Chaiporn had started to throw punches at him, at which time he had fired his gun into the air to warn Mr. Chaiporn to back off; however, undeterred, Mr. Chaiporn had
Police Major Wittaya Yuenyong, Pattaya Chief Crime Suppressor, along with his assistant and police volunteers, arrested Miss Jiriya Promchote, aged 25, in front of the Alcazar nightspot whilst she was riding her blue Yamaha Mio, licence plate number KSY 612 Chonburi. The police stopped her after she had failed to stop at a previous police checkpoint. She was found with 178 used the knife and stabbed him in the chest, so he had shot Mr. Chaiporn 3 times, in order to defend himself. The police will have to wait until the other party recovers sufficiently from his injuries to hear his side of the story. Further investigations are underway and as yet no charges have been made.
methamphetamine tablets, a packet of dried marijuana, drug-taking paraphernalia, and Bt2,430. The police confiscated the items and her transportation as evidence. Miss Jiriya confessed that she had been unemployed for quite some time and had therefore started a new career in order to make ends meet as a drug dealer. She maintained she had purchased dried marijuana and methamphetamines from Mr. Sit in order to sell them to youngsters and bar-girls in and around Pattaya and help pay for her own addiction. She was charged with possession for the purpose of distributing illegal substances, category 1 (amphetamine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, LSD, and heroin). by Soombun
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Footwear Tech 1530 opens at Central Festival Pattaya Beach
The Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Centre was centre stage, recently, when the Footwear Tech 1530 Company opened its doors for the first time, with the launch of a new product range. Mr. Ittipon Khunpluem, Pattaya
City Mayor, presided over the Grand Opening and Mr. Naparat Trikomon, Managing Director of the Footwear 1530 Company, welcomed guests. On the Grand Opening Day, the Footwear 1530 Company
789 Coffee House opens at TOT Building in Central Pattaya
The 789 Coffee House recently opened at the Telephone Organisation of Thailand (TOT) offices, on the ground floor of their new building, Central Pattaya. Mr. Weerawat Khakai, Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, presided presented a new product range, ‘Hobby Shoes’. The new product is aimed at buyers looking for a quality product with a modern design. Target sales for the new sneakers are expected to reach 2.6 million for this year, with hopes of reaching Bt50 million within 5 years. The Footwear Tech 1530 store is located at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach on the 3rd Floor. For more information, please call 038-480-111-4.
over the Grand Opening with city councillors and honorary guests also attending the event. Mrs. Kanyarat Kruanok, the new Store Manager, welcomed all the guests. The 789 Coffees House is a place for coffee lovers, who enjoy drinking Espresso, Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino, Americano, Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, Hot Milk, Hot Green Tea, Juice, etc. The store opens daily from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. During the Grand Opening of the store, customers were invited to apply for a Members’ Card with coupons worth Bt310, but they have to act quickly before the final expiry date. More information can be obtained by telephoning 081-879-1789
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German speaking Wine Club Foundation Ceremony
Recently a new German speaking wine club held a foundation ceremony at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya City, attended by Dr.Hanns Schumacher, H.E. German Ambassador,
Mr. Stefan Buerkle (Executive Director of the GermanThai Chamber of commerce), Mr. Nithi Kongkrut (Director of TAT, Pattaya office) along with other VIP’s and wine club members. Dr. Raimund Cerny, one of the founding members, explained that the objective of the Wine-Club Eastern Seaboard is to bring people from both the business and private sector together. The meetings are accompanied by noble wines, served with a variety of
gourmet cuisine. For this ceremony 6 German wines were on offer for tasting, such as ‘Riesling 2007’from Rolf Heinrich, ‘2007 Riesling trocken’ from Unterturkheim, ‘Riesling Dry 2007Kabinett’ and ‘2007 Pinot Noir Dry’ from Burg Ravenburg, ‘2006 Late Burgundy Dry’ Series “Klasse Burgunder” from Konigschaffhausen and the last wine a ‘2006 Malterdingern, Late Burgundy Dry’ from Bernhaard huber. These wines were served together with excellent cocktail food from Amari. The next grand event has been arranged: “BadenWuerttemberg meets Bangkok”. The event is scheduled from August 1st, 2009, for a weeks duration. The primary objective is the presentation of a variety of high-quality wines, and other sumptuous specialties from Germany. The locations for this event will be in Bangkok, Pattaya and hopefully other cities.
Thousand of spectators flock to Honda Thailand LPGA 2009 This year the 3rd Honda LPGA Thailand 2009 Golf Tournament was a resounding success with 1,000’s more spectators attending over the course of the event staged at the Siam Country Club Plantation Pattaya. Fans were delighted at being so close to the
many big names playing at this year’s event particularly Lorena Ochoa and Paula Creamer who delighted fans by stopping to give autographs. Libba Galloway, Deputy Commissioner of the LPGA, told reporters that the number of spectators attending this years event, was a record breaking attendance for Thai-
land and considered to be one of the most audiences in any LPGA tournament, indicating that golf is becoming more popular in the kingdom. This years winner was Lorena Ochoa who finished at 14-under 274 - shooting 7169-68 – 3 Strokes ahead the runner-up Paula Creamer earning her the very impressive sum, of $217,500 with her second straight season-opening victory. All the players enjoyed Pattaya despite the weather being very warm and humid to many of them. Pictured are Mr. Fumihito Ike (center) Managing Director and CEO of Asian Honda Motor Company Limited and Surang Prempee (right), Managing Director of Channel 7 presented the Honda LPGA Thailand 2009 trophy to Lorena Ochoa, Mexican female golfer.
Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui wins prestigious Gold Spa Cenvaree at the Centara Grand Beach Resort, Koh Samui has been awarded the Gold Spa Award upon successfully completing the criteria set by Thailand’s Ministry of Health. Spa Cenvaree is Centara Hotels & Resorts very own 5 stars Spa Brand and an ever present at all Centara Hotels & Resorts properties in Thailand and internationally. The objectives of the grading system are aimed at improving service quality standards, therapists’ skills and operations management in order to raise Thai Spas to
global standards. Spas are assessed on a strict set of criteria which includes Service Quality, Spa Personnel Skills, Tools & Equipment, Organization & Management Quality and Spa Ambience. Located in the award winning, deluxe Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, a fourstorey resort designed in a colonial architectural style with its own extensive landscaped gardens and situated directly on the beachfront at Chaweng, the Spa Cenvaree recently completed a 25 million baht renovation program. The program created a world-
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200 Red Shirts stage Banglamung Police hold press conference anti-government protest after the arrests of drug at Royal Cliff Beach Resort dealers and drug users
Police Colonel Somnuek Janket, Banglamung Police Superintendent and Banglamung Crime Suppression and Prevention Unit, held a press conference to announce a number of arrests of drug dealers and drug users. 8 Suspects were presented, including a young boy, whose name was withheld. Of the remaining, 3 suspects were arrested for drug distribution,
1 was charged with possession of dried marijuana, and 4 suspects were charged with consumption of illegal substances. 1,196 methamphetamine tablets and a bar of dried marijuana, weighing 1 kilogram, were presented as evidence. All suspects confessed to their crimes and are waiting to appear in court in order to receive their punishments.
Restaurant operating illegal slot machine busted
A police tip off about the Udom-ek Restaurant operating an illegal slot machine resulted in the arrest of the owner and two gamblers. After Police Lieutenant Colonel Sutam Chaosreetong, Pattaya Deputy Superintendent of Crime Suppression and Prevention Unit, Chonburi, received the tip off, he dispatched a team to investigate the report. Arriving at the restaurant, (which also operated as a karaoke
establishment), located at 201/57-58, Soi Sunee, behind Chaimongkon Temple, police found a slot machine and two gamblers, Mr. Nikorn Padglang, 20, and Mr. Pinyo Laidomchon, 27, playing the slot machine. They were immediately detained, as well as the owner of the restaurant, Mr. Sutep Sreekam, 35. The police confiscated the machine as evidence and took the guilty parties to the police station for charging.
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The Pro-Thaksin Red Shirts, Pattaya, with Mrs. Jureeporn Sintuprai, Chairwoman of Pattaya Democracy Lovers at the forefront, led a 200-strong group to stage a protest against the current Democrat-led government along Pratumnak Road to the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, where the 3rd ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) was taking place. The Red Shirts marched past Pattaya Tourist Police Station and around 100 Pattaya police officers, police volunteers and Pattaya City
officials used fire trucks and fences to block the progress of the group. However, after negotiations with the officers, the Red Shirts assured them that they only wanted to stage a short protest outside the resort and would then disperse. The police decided to let them march to the front entrance of the Royal Cliff, as soon as all the ministers and concerned parties had gone inside the resort. The Red Shirts protested at the location for about 10 minutes and then dispersed as arranged.
Man in poor health dies after a night of drinking
Police Lieutenant Colonel Weerawoot Meelai, was notified that a man had died in his rented room in Soi Jirapon. After receiving the report, the police and Sawangboriboon Paramedic Rescue Team were dispatched to the scene. At the location, 64/36 Moo 9, Nongprue, a 2-storey apartment complex with 20 rooms, the police found the body of a man lying face down in the middle of the room on the 2nd Floor. The deceased, Mr. Kamon Meelaab, aged 36, was found with blood coming from his nose and mouth and a blanket underneath him was also covered in blood. The police could find no signs of foul play. Mr. Panoy Otarood, aged 32, the deceased’s room-
mate, told the officers that his roommate had worked as a hotel steward in Central Pattaya, and every month he had to visit a doctor for a physical examination owing to a congenital disease as he was a heavy drinker, despite his doctor’s advice to give up. The previous evening, the deceased and he had brought whisky to drink in the room and were up all night. He had left in the morning for work and upon returning to the room in the evening, had found his roommate dead. The police presumed the cause of the death was due to ‘being on the booze’ all night. A report was filed and his body was sent to hospital for an autopsy to find the actual cause of death.
Motorbike taxi rider deals in drugs
Police Major Wittaya Yuenyong, Pattaya Chief of Crime Suppressor, Chonburi, led a team of police officers and police volunteers to patrol and perform routine checks at the Rome Poe Market in Soi 17, Thephrasit road, Moo 12. Whilst performing their duty, they noticed Mr. Payu Tabkornburee, aged 26, of Chaiyapoon, a motorbike taxi rider at the market, trying to sell methamphetamines to youngsters. The police identified themselves
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and demanded to search him, whereupon they found 150 methamphetamine tablets and a .22mm pistol with 4 bullets. He was immediately apprehended. Mr. Payu confessed that due to his low income because few clients use his motorbike taxi service these days, he had decided to make up for the loss of earnings by having an additional job – distributing illegal substances. He added that he had received the drugs from a Mr. Bank, who was one of the drug dealers in Jomtien Soi 4, but the gun was owned by his friend. Nevertheless, he was charged with possession for the purpose of distributing illegal substances, category 1 (methamphetamine) and carrying a firearm without a permit in a public place.
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Department of Fisheries host 3rd Mobile Nile Tilapia
Recently, at the Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel the Department of Fisheries and the Thai Frozen Foods Association held a seminar to discuss an increase in the production of Nile Tilapia and how to increase exports of the fish worldwide. Mr. Nikorn Jamnong, Adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, presided over the seminar. The Nile Tilapia, a freshwater fish, is a highly commercial product from Thailand, due largely to the increasing demand for the product by Thai and international consumers. The demand is growing rapidly each year and producers are investing more money and labour to produce the fish throughout the country in a pond and
floating basket environment, which has increased the rate of production. Furthermore, this process of breeding produces fish of a high international standard, which is widely accepted by importers of both fresh and frozen produce. In 2010, the produc-
tion of the Nile Tilapia will reach at least 300,000 tons, which will increase the export volume by 50,000 tons to meet the world market demand. The prime markets for Thai exporters are the US, European Union, Middle East, Australia, and South Asia. Due largely to the great success of producing this protein-filled fish, the Department of Fisheries has decided to support the export of the Nile fish as one of their primary products, and are organising mobile seminars throughout Thailand in conjunction with the Thai Frozen Foods Association to attract more farmers to begin a new career in an attempt to generate more income for the country.
Signals Battalionâ€™s 20th Anniversary Commander Worawitch Hiransook, Chief of the Signals Battalion, Marine Division, presided over the 20th anniversary of the unit. Senior navy officers, local officials and dignitaries attended the ceremony, which commenced with 9 Buddhist monks chanting liturgies for good luck and prosperity for the staff, guests and the unit generally. Commander Worawitch told the guests that the Signals Battalion, had been in existence since 1951, but after 6 months, it had been downsized to be just another communications room at Sattahip Naval Base.
However, on June 30th, 1962, the Royal Thai Navy decided to improve and expand the unit to become the Signals Battalion, which now has the responsibility for pro-
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Pattaya Mayor my Progress so far 2) Education Policy: one new school had been built, Pattaya School Number 11 in Soi Nongyai, Banglamung. The school is also still under construction and due for completion soon and the administration are accepting junior high and high school students for enrolment. The new school will open this May. 3) Improving and Developing Basic Infrastructure Policy: to eliminate all dirt roads within 2 years. The city has spent Bt150 million in improving the surface of 19 roads with a further 25 still in need of improvement. Mr. Ittipon added that Pattaya City has recently finished hosting Word Events such as the Pattaya Countdown,
Honda LPGA, and WTA Tennis, and the events were considered huge successes, with the next world event, Pattaya International Music Festival 2009, due to be held in March. The City of Pattaya is also trying to improve the U-Tapao Airport and have
viding information and management support for all navy units and guidance for implementing plans to establish the division's communications network.
it upgraded to international airport status to serve more tourists, with a 300 percent increase from 600 travelers per hour to 3,000 and to increase from 2 flights to 6 flights per hour. An electric train or monorail to decrease the volume of traffic is still under consideration. The train will be 6 meters above the ground and 3 meters in width and could be completed within 2-3 years if the go-ahead is given. The railway will be 6 kilometers long, have 5 stops and will be managed by the Pattaya Development City Company, which needs Bt3.6 billion to build the monorail and which will take at least 6 years to recoup their investment. The monorail system will ease traffic congestion in the city without a shadow of doubt, but the cost is extremely high and more discussions are still needed. by Thaksin
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2 Transvestites accuse Foreign Tourist Police Volunteer of assault
Two transvestites visited Pattaya Police Station to report an incident to Police Lieutenant Colonel Samroeng Rattanam. They were Mr. Boonchuay Sreekaew, aged 20, from Jumpiak, Kornburee, Nakhon Ratchasima and Mr. Worawoot Boonkusoen, aged 20 of Nongjok, Bangkok. They informed the police officer that Mr. Paul Anthony Harrision, aged 49, a British national and Foreign Tourist Police Volunteer (FTPV), had assaulted them by pulling their hair, kneeing them and had used pepper spray on their faces. They informed the officer that they had been hanging out with their tranny friends at the Beach Walkway, opposite Soi 13, Pattaya Beach Road, when a tourist approached them and asked them to have a whirlwind romance with him. While they were discussing prices and details with the potential client, out of the blue, a Thai female sex worker who was standing nearby, walked up to the man and informed him that the pair were not real women. The two trannies became upset and an argument ensued. In the middle of the heated argument, Mr. Paul, the FTPV, who was off duty and out of uniform, was passing by and seeing the incident
attempted to break up the argument. The FTPV, however, was not inclined to listen to the trannies’ version of the story and immediately took the side of the Thai woman. Suddenly, he grabbed their hair, attacked them with his knee and sprayed pepper spray in their faces, which burned their eyes. He also sprayed the faces of their friends, who had tried to break up the fight. They further told the officer that they felt they had been victimised due to their abnormal gender and had come to the police station to file a report against Mr. Paul, in the hope he would be arrested. They emphasised that despite their gender being slightly odd, they were human too, and they should be treated like others. After listening to and questioning the two transvestites,
Police Lieutenant Colonel Samroeng contacted Pattaya Tourist Police to summon Mr. Paul to the police station. He arrived in his uniform accompanied by an FTPV friend to give him morale support, shortly afterwards. Mr. Paul confessed that he had attacked the victims and used pepper spray, but only in order to try and break up a fight. He had no intention of harming anyone. He was willing to compromise and compensate them for their medical bills. Nevertheless, the 2 victims turned down his offer and wanted to press charges against him, owing to the humiliating treatment they had received. The police made their report and sent the 2 victims to hospital for medical treatment whilst charging Mr. Paul with assault.
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5-meter python frightens drinkers
Reporters were recently notified by local residents that a 5-meter-long python had been spotted inside Kevin Beer Bar in Soi Buakhao. The reporters arrived at the location and sure enough an extremely long snake of the genus python was found to be at the bar. It took 1 hour for brave police volunteers and a Sawangboriboon Team to catch the huge python. Mrs. Jaruwan Sangesee, aged 42, told reporters that while she was walking to the back of her shop, she had spotted a
large python and started to run away as fast as possible, which spooked other drinkers who, needless to say, took the same course of action.
The snake was taken to a local zoo and will hopefully be released back into the jungle in the near future. by Soombun
Sawangboriboon rescue member’s wife killed in hit and run Police Lieutenant Colonel Winai Horian, Banglamung Police Investigator, Chonburi, was notified of a fatal road accident on Sukhumvit Road, Chonburi-to-Bangkok route, just before the Banglamung Temple, Moo 5, Banglamung, Chonburi. The police were sent to the accident location with a Sawangboriboon Paramedic Rescue Team. At the scene, they found a badly damaged Yamaha motorbike, licence plate number GKCH 647 Chonburi, along with the dead body of Miss Malee Pianhadee, aged 48, from Banglamung, who had sustained a broken neck, arms and legs. The vehicle which had collided with her motorbike was long gone. Mr. Ekkachai Hanchana, aged 20, a witness, told the officers that whilst he was driving behind the victim, she
was in the process of attempting to make a U-turn, when all of a sudden a black Mitsubishi pick-up truck, with an unknown licence plate number, travelling at high speed, crashed into her motorbike, killing her instantly. The truck disappeared, despite Mr. Hanchana trying to give chase. The family of the victim arrived at the scene and were obviously very upset
when they saw the state of their loved one. One of the relatives informed the police that the deceased was the wife of a Sawangboriboon Rescue Team member and that she was on her way home from delivering pork to Naklua Market; sadly she never made it. A report has been filed and the police are trying to locate the culprit and bring them to justice as soon as possible.
Young man due to attend graduation ceremony involved in hit and run, dies instantly
plate number NGKT 199 Chonburi. The rear wheel had been damaged by another vehicle. Mr. Teerayoot Supabowornsatian, aged 53, the victim’s father, who was at the scene, told police officers that before the tragic incident had occurred, his son had asked him for permission to attend a graduation party in Pattaya, prior to the graduation ceremony. He added that his beloved son had attended Sree Patoom University, Chonburi, and majored in Communication Arts. Normally, his son did not go out in the evening and it never crossed his mind that a tragic accident could ever happen. Police Lieutenant Charoen said that the deceased’s motorbike was hit by another vehicle; he lost control, landed on the ground and was run over by the same vehicle. A report had been submitted and further investigation is underway to locate the hit-and-run driver. by Nana
Police Lieutenant Colonel Charoen Wititkornkoon, Najomtien Police Investigator, Sattahip, was notified of a fatal road accident on Sukhumvit Road, PattayaSattahip route, kilometer markers 183-184. After receiving the report, the police and a Rojjanatamsatan Sattahip Paramedic
Rescue Team were sent to the accident location. At the scene, they found the body of a young man lying face down on the road in a pool of blood from a fractured skull. The deceased, Mr. Pongsakorn Supabowornsatian, was lying next to his white Kawasaki KSR motorbike, licence
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Delivery truck ran over and Drug dealer busted, crushed head of young man claims for personal use
Police Lieutenant Colonel Chaiporn Tongtapiang, Banglamung Police Investigator, received a report of a fatal road accident that occurred opposite Bangchak gas station on Sukhumvit Road, Moo 2. The police and Sawangboriboon Paramedic Rescue Team rushed to the location. At the scene, they found a red and black-striped Honda Wave motorbike, licence plate number 091013 Chonburi. It seemed the motorbike had been run over by a large vehicle. Next to the bike was the body of Mr. Paisarn Punyasao, aged 27, from Sawangdindaeng, Sakonnakorn, with his head cracked open and brain fragments scattered all over the road. Standing close by was his girlfriend, who had only sustained minor injuries. She was holding the body and was very upset. A 10-wheel delivery truck, licence plate number: 90-7879 Bangkong, was parked at the road side
and the right-hand-side back wheel was covered in blood and brain tissue. The truck driver was waiting to be questioned by the officers. The truck driver informed the police he was a driver for a construction company in Laemchabang, Chonburi. Prior to the incident, he was driving his vehicle to Rayong Province to pick up building materials. Suddenly, a motorbike came up beside his truck and appeared to lose control. The female passenger, who had been slightly injured, fell off the bike to the ground, but the driver fell under the moving truck, which ran over and killed him. He added that despite the fact that he had hit the brakes immediately, it happened so quickly that it was too late to stop his vehicle. The female passenger was given first aid at the scene of the accident and transferred to Banglamung Hospital. The driver was taken to the police station to answer more questions regarding the incident.
Police Senior Sergeant Major Kitsada Wanset, Group Leader of the Crime Suppression and Prevention Unit, Banglamung Police Station, Chonburi, led a group of police officers and police volunteers to set up a checkpoint in Soi Nongyai, Moo 6, Naklua. As a result of random checks, they were able to arrest Mr. Annop Charoensook, aged 24, a former laundryman at Banglamung Hospital, who was arrested with 15 methamphetamine tablets, drug-taking paraphernalia, and Bt2,300 cash. The police confiscated the items
as evidence. Mr. Annop stated that he was a former employee at the Banglamung Hospital, working as a laundryman, but had quit his job recently and was currently out of work. He claimed that the illegal substances had been purchased from his friend for personal consumption and he had no intention of selling the drugs. However, the police officers did not buy his story and he was charged with possession for the purpose of distributing illegal substances category 1 (methamphetamine). The suspect is due to appear in court soon.
Another apartment fire, no one seriously injured
AIDS suspect captured by cops after snatch and run
Police Lieutenant Somchai Chaikananukoon, Assistant to the Chief of Crime Suppresion, Pattaya Police Station, Chonburi, was notified by Miss Taranya Chettawaree, aged 36, that she had seen the individual who had originally snatched her belongings on January 9th, 2009, and she wanted the police to arrest the alleged culprit at the entrance of Soi 9, 2nd Road, Moo 9, Nongprue. After receiving the report, the police rushed to the location. At the scene, the police found Miss Taranya who identified the man that had robbed her a month previously. The police detained the suspect, Mr. Surichart Tanomsook, aged 29, who later confessed to having robbed Miss Taranya.
He added that his reason for committing crimes was due largely to being a victim of circumstance; he needed money to pay for HIV drugs and treatments as he was in the final stages of AIDS. The police learned later that he had a long history of robbery. His English language skills were very good as he had worked on a cruise ship and on many occasions he had pretended to be a prince from the Middle East to impress women in Pattaya to sleep with him so as to enable him to steal their belongings. He confessed to having had at least 20 female victims, who had slept with him without knowing he was HIV positive. He was charged with robbery and is due to appear in court soon.
Police Lieutenant Anuchet Kassomboon, Pattaya Police Investigator at Dontan SubPolice Station, Chonburi, was notified of a fire at a rental building situated at 144/82, in the middle of Soi 4 and only 500 metres from the Dontan Sub-Station at Jomtien Beach, Moo 12. After receiving the report, he notified his superior, Police Colonel Sarayut Sa-nguanpokai and they both rushed to the scene with
a police team and requested Pattaya Fire Department to send fire engines and cherry pickers to the location. On arrival at the 5-storey building of which the ground floor was a restaurant and consisted of over 100 rental units, the police found the fire had begun on the 2nd Floor, which was engulfed in flames. The blaze has apparently spread to cooking gas bottles, which caused a loud
and massive explosion, causing frightened tenants to flee for their lives. Some, jumping from apartments, sustained minor injuries to legs and arms. It took fire-fighters 20 minutes to bring the inferno under control. Once the blaze had been finally brought under control, the fire-fighting team inspected the building and discovered the fire had indeed started in one of the rooms on the Second Floor, which was totally destroyed and other apartments were also affected by smoke damage. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. Mrs. Aworn Juntakoon, aged 52, owner of the apartment where the blaze started, told police that whilst she
was cooking for customers in her restaurant on the ground floor, she had detected the smell of burning and saw smoke coming from the floor above. On investigating, she found the fire was in a room rented by 3 security guards, who were not in. She quickly phoned the police and the fire department, but within minutes the room became a raging inferno and residents ran for their lives. The fire-fighters and police deduced that the fire had probably been started through an electrical fault, maybe due to faulty wiring. The total damage was estimated at Bt50,000 and more investigations are underway to find the exact cause of the inferno.
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Exhibition of Craftsmanship Foundation makes at Pattaya Floating Market major appointments
Pattaya Floating Market enhances and support Thai heritage and culture. They arranges “The Bangkokian Handicraft Roaming” on 6th-14th March 2009 at BayTong Stage in the area of Southern region. This event provides a grand variety of famous handicraft products which had their origin in Bangkokian workshops. All exposed items are on display for sale and to show their beauty. All craftsman came
from workshops in Bangkok i.e. Garlands, Textile Art&Handicraft, Panang Cottons, Ananchai Thai Boat Museum, Phanomroungroj, Thai Wood Maker, Baan Khon
Thai, Thai Heritage Group, Handicraft-Rubbing Bronze with Stone Baan Bu, Bronze Craft Center, Bangkok Puppet by Piroon, Egg design by Atchara and Lady K. Miniatures & Handicraft Group. The demonstration of their knowledge and experience is also main part of this exhibition. Moreover, everyone is invited to visit “The Bangkokian Handicraft Roaming” at Pattaya Floating Market.
Harbour Mall hosts Motor show to boost car industry
The Harbour Mall Shopping Centre, Laemchabang, staged a motor show that included an extensive selection of the latest model cars, pick-up trucks and motorbikes from major car companies such as Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Isuzu, Suzuki, Ford, Mitsubishi, Proton, etc. Mr. Woottikorn Suriyachantananon, Assistant to the Managing Director of Toyota Motor Company (Thailand), announced that last month the company had sold 32,085 cars, a decrease of 29.8% compared to the same period last year, and despite the government
having tried to help the car industry, the world economic slump was causing car sales to plummet. Nevertheless, he told the
audience that he remains extremely optimistic that car sales will start to pick up again very soon due to their being a necessity these days.
The Father Ray Foundation, one of Thailand’s most highly regarded charitable organizations, located in Pattaya, has announced a reorganization of its management staff as it looks to the future and to continue to fulfill its mission in what are seriously difficult economic times. The Foundation, located in Pattaya, has created two new senior management positions. Suporntum Mongkolsawadi has been appointed Managing Director of Projects and will have the responsibility for all projects including Father Ray Children’s Home, Children’s Village, Drop-in Center, Day Care Center, School for Blind Children and the Vocational School for the Disabled and other staff functions. At the same time Luksamapa Monyarid has been appointed Managing Director of Purchasing and Services, a role that includes the responsibility for Central Purchasing, Publications, the Retreat Center, Maintenance, Security and the Agriculture Farm. Father Lawrence Patin, President of the Father Ray Foundation said, “a management realignment is necessary to cope with the changing times necessitated by the worsening economies of the world. There is a dire need to concentrate on tightening our controls on expenditures and broadening donor
relations. The new positions, with these two outstanding and capable people to fill them, are a strong step in that process.” Khun Suporntum was a student at the Father Ray Vocational School for Disabled in 1987, where he later became a teacher and in 1995 was named Principal. From 1997 he was also head of the Job Placement Agency and the Redemptorist Foundation for the Disabled. He holds a degree from Ramkhamhaeng University in Accounting, and Masters Degrees from Chulalongkorn University in Political Economics and from Huachiew University in Social Welfare Projects Management. Khun Luksamapa became manager of Central Purchasing at the Foundation in 2003 and developed procedures to manage purchases for all the projects of the Father Ray Foundation. He graduated from Assumption University with an undergraduate degree in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science in 2003. In commenting about the new positions, Father Patin said, “these key people fully understand our needs and have proven their management abilities with stellar performance with us for many years. I am also pleased to announce that Thomas J. Vincent, Chairman and CEO
of the Vincent Foundation of Honolulu, Hawaii, has agreed to join the Board and the Operations Committee of the Fr. Ray Foundation to lend us his management experience and support”. The Father Ray Foundation was started more than 35 years ago when Father Ray Brennan, an Irish-American Catholic Priest in Pattaya, was given a baby to care for by a young Thai lady who could not care for the baby herself. Others followed. Fr. Ray opened homes and schools over the years to house, feed and educate blind children, disabled young people and children without families. He died in 2003 and his legacy continues with the Foundation today caring for over 800 young people. For further information, requests for photographs and more details about the different activities of the Father Ray Foundation, all inquires are to be directed to Tom Van Blarcom/Wimonpun Wiboonma, TQPR Thailand, phone: +66 (0) 2260 5820 ext. 124; Fax: +66 (0) 2260 5847 – 8, E-mail: tqprthai@ tqpr.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASEAN Defence Ministers sign MOU of Joint Declaration on Strengthening ASEAN Defence
On the last day of the 3rd ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya, the ASEAN defence ministers from 10 nations discussed a broad range of security issues, including transnational security, terrorism, maritime security and pandemics. Thai Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan was Thailand’s delegate. The ASEAN defence ministers signed a memorandum of the Joint Declaration on Strengthening ASEAN
Defence Establishments to Meet the Challenges of NonTraditional Security Threats. This memorandum of understanding is aimed at developing peace and strengthening friendships within the ASEAN nations. ASEAN is a geo-political and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August, 1967, by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then, membership has expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos,
Myanmar and Vietnam. Its aims include the acceleration of economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, the protection of the peace and stability of the region, and to provide opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peaceably. Also present were the ASEAN Plus Three group; an extension of ASEAN proper, which includes China, Japan, and South Korea. Discussions between these two groups are primarily held during each ASEAN Summit.
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BUSINESS NEWS Bangkok Airways and Fah Thai Holidays launches new Japan promotion for spring
Rediscovering Hiroshima-Okayama-Yamaguchi, the historical and cultural cities of Japan
by Tony Godel KC Space Art Gallery has just opened in 391/57 Moo 10, Thappraya Road, Pattaya City and it is a very welcome addition to the cultural scene in Pattaya. The proprietors are going to promote contemporary artists by holding regular monthly exhibitions in their spacious and well appointed new gallery. Their inspiration has come very much from the nearby "Gallery Opium" which has for the last four years led the way in promoting contemporary art from around the world. The opening exhibition at KC Space provides an eclectic mix of styles from eighteen Thai artists. The styles and techniques vary greatly. There are a number of mixed media collages which are absorbing and contemporary. Samart Khajornrit's "Show Girl's
Curtain", Yongyuth Suparattanakul's "Final Night” and Kriangsak Trongthong's "Showgirls" were extremely imaginative and well executed. The night life and landscape of Pattaya are a dominant theme throughout the exhibition. The bright colours and figures in the pictures reflect the glizzy, dream like quality of the night haunts. You can almost hear the music emanating form Sirijan Noila's aptly named picture "Moths" which portrays Walking Street. There are two wistful and subtlety portrayed portraits by the talented artist Suriya Wiset. These two pictures have a mesmorizing charm. The new "KC Space Art Gallery" is an inspiring and exciting venue in which to view the emerging artistic talents of Thailand.
Raimon Land announces bonus issue to shareholders & appoints new CEO Raimon Land PLC (RAIMON) today announced the resignation of its Executive Director and CEO Nigel Cornick effective 1st March, 2009. Mr. Cornick has also resigned from the Board of Directors of Raimon Land and its associated companies. Raimon Land simultaneously announced the appointment of Hubert Viriot, one of its current Directors, as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Viriot is also an executive at IFA Hotels & Resorts, a major shareholder of Raimon Land. The shareholders are committed to the ongoing success of Raimon Land, and plans are to inject further capital to assist in the current and
future operational requirements of the company. Chairman of the Board of Directors at Raimon Land, Mr. Sompoch Intranukul, said: "I would like to thank Mr. Cornick, on behalf of our Board of Directors, for his contributions in building Raimon Land into the premier real estate developer in Thailand, and congratulate Mr. Viriot on his appointment as the new CEO. We look forward to continuing the execution of the Company's strategy moving forward."” The Directors today also announced a stock (bonus issue) and cash dividend equal to Baht 278.98 million to its shareholders. Under the proposal, each Raimon
Bangkok Airways and Fah Thai Holidays today, launch a new 4 day holiday promotion for its Bangkok-Hiroshima route. The latest tour promotion for the airline’s Japan sector entitled – ‘Exclusive Trip to Japan’ commenced in March 2009, is specially arranged for tourists to experience the fascinating history of Hiroshima and the spectacular scenery of the blooming spring of Japan. Hiroshima is one of Japan’s most renowned cities for its outstanding natural beauty and cultural heritage, which the highlights of the programme include major tourist attractions in Hiroshima, Okayama and Yamaguchi such as: Miyajima island, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Kurashiki town and the wooden Kintai-kyo Bridge. ‘Exclusive Trip to Japan’ promotion’s travel period is during March and April 2009, which comes with a starting price of 45,000 baht which includes; return-ticket shareholder will receive 0.0837 new shares and Baht 0.0093 in cash for each share held at the record date. The cash component of the dividend will be used to cover withholding tax payable by the shareholders on the bonus issue. Shareholders on the company’s register on the record date, proposed to be 17th March, 2009, will be eligible for the bonus issue shares and dividend. The board also approved that the auditor undertakes the offset of the share discount with retained earnings totalling Baht 208.58 million.
Seminar to improve the co-operatives system to better serve members and the public At the Convention Conference Room in the Ambassador City Hotel, Jomtien, Mr. Teera Wongsamoot, Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives, presided over a seminar entitled “Improving the System of Co-operatives”, part of the National Co-Operatives Day, with over 1,200 leaders attending the seminar. The purpose of the seminar was to inform the co-opera-
tives’ leaders of the government’s policies and find ways to improve, support, and develop the co-operatives’ system to better serve the community and increase income for the members. The seminar also gave the opportunity for the attendees to exchange ideas and share knowledge with colleagues. The main issues being discussed at the meeting were how to improve
the co-operatives’ system and how to promote the undertakings of the organisations to the public. Other issues being discussed were the independence of the organisation under the constitution of 2008 and how to build up a strong network connection between members, as well as how to recruit more members to join the organisation itself.
for Bangkok-Hiroshima, accommodations (twin-sharing basis), entrance fees for tourist attractions , guide tour, meals and transportations stated in the programme and travel insurance. For more information or reservation please contact Fah Thai Holidays at 02-670-6699 press 3 or 1771 press 3 or visit www.fahthaiholidays. com. Bangkok Airways began its direct flight between Bangkok and Hiroshima on December 2, 2005. Currently, Bangkok Airways operates 1 flight every Monday and Friday with Airbus A320 (162 seats). From Bangkok by PG811 at 01.00 hrs - arrives at Hiroshima at 08.10 hrs, and from Hiroshima by PG812 at 10.10 hrs - arrives at Bangkok at 14.45 hrs.
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AROUND PATTAYA Vol. 8 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2009 MPM at Nusa Playa Royal Thai Navy holds Basic first aid training discussions with USMC for operational staff
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Khun Visanu Thepcharoen, President of Nusa Playa Hotel & Spa and the chairman of 9th MPM, a Master Degree academy course, arranged an activity and party for students at Nusa Playa Hotel & Spa, Jomtien, Pattaya.
Hong Kong Press Fam Trip visits Amari
Vice Admiral Suwit Thararoop representative of the Royal Thai Navy (right) welcoming Lt. Gen. Keith Stalder, Commander of Marine Forces Pacific on his arrival at the Dusit Thani Pattaya for a private dinner. Lt. Gen. Stalder is in Thailand for discussions with the Royal Thai Navy and Armed Forces on topics including training and exercise participation, in particular, Cobra Gold with includes support for humanitarian operations.
Soccer ends in draw at Nongprue
Amari Orchid Resort & Tower team: Khun Suthada Rodthongkam and Khun Jutharat Theppornborisut, Professional Nurse 6, Emergency Room, Queen Sawangwattana Memorial Hospital, Siracha (Thai Red Cross Society) (nurse uniform, centre left)
Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya, led by Khun Supanee Wangteerapong (1st left, stand), Training Manager, in cooperation with Queen Sawangwattana Memorial Hospital, Siracha (Thai Red Cross Society), recently organized a ‘Basic First Aid Training’ at the Rim Suan Meeting Room for hotel operational staff.
1st Year Students Visit Siam Ocean World The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office, led by Ms. Wanna Tonak (first row, 4th right) Marketing Executive, and Sunflower Travel Service Limited (Hong Kong) Assistant General Manager, Mr. Anthony Chan (3rd right, back row), organised a ‘Thailand Familiarisation Trip’ for leading press personal from Hong Kong, including Oriental Press Group, Hong Kong Economic Times, Apple Daily Limited. All were warmly welcomed by the Management Team of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, led by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager (5th right), at the Ocean Tower Executive Floor Horizon Club lounge.
Pattaya’s first dance of the roses
The Dolphins team from the new Pattaya United soccer Club played against the visiting Sattahip team in a closely fought match, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Nongprue football grounds at the far end of Soi Nern Plabwan. This match drew a large crowd of very enthusiastic spectators, and all of our leading officials including former government official Sonthaya Khunplome, Sophon Cable owner Chanyut Hengtrakul and Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome.
TV Hosts Relax at Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa
Recently, the first year students accompanied by lecturers and staff from Asian University went on a field trip to Siam Ocean World, at Siam Paragon in Bangkok. They journey through Siam Ocean World on seven different zones – Weird and Wonderful, Deep Reef, Living Ocean, Rainforest, Rocky Shore, Open Ocean, and Sea Jellies. It was a tremendous and enjoyable trip for the students.
A fond farewell to retiring gardener In yet another new cultural event, Pattaya’s dancing fraternity got together to put on a new dancing night named “Dance of the Roses”, which seemed to fit perfectly with this LatinAmerican style of dance routines. It is pleasing to see the recent increase in cultural events, and these are being well supported by educated expats, who have seen the growing need for such events over many past decades.
Guangdong media FAM trip
Khun Sanya “Doo” Khunakorn, the truly original host of the show “Jor-Jai” together with friends including “Boay” (Chetwut Watcharakhun) and Nat ( Nattawut Amornvivat), the new host of Jor-Jai, participated in special activities arranged at Sattahip Naval Base. They chose to stay at the Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa which gave them the perfect opportunity to collect film footage for future programs. Before departing the hosts thanked all the staff for making their stay so enjoyable and promised to return if the chance arose in the future.
U.S. Ambassador visits Marriott
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) guided the Guangdong Media FAM Trip to Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. The renowned Chinese journalists were warmly welcomed by the resort’s general manager, Somsak Tanruengsri (5th left row back). The Chinese media experienced the authentic flavors of Thailand with hands on Thai Cooking Class at the idyllic Sala Rim Nam, located in the resort’s gardens.
The Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya, led by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, recently organised a party and cocktail reception in the Mokara function room, to say ‘Goodbye’ in style to 25-year gardening veteran, Khun Somnoi Seechote (centre, with bouquet), and to thank him for his huge contribution to the growth and beauty of AMARI. Pictured above with the fabulous gardening team: Mr. David Cumming, General Manager (centre) The Ambassador of the United States, Eric G. John and his wife Sophia are welcomed by Somsak Tanruengsri, General Manager of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. After a round for the press, the ambassador and his wife joined a luncheon of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) at the resort.
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Training Workshop on Labour Migration Policies & Management
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), in conjunction with The Ministry of Labour (MOL), recently held a training workshop on ‘Labour Migration Policies and Management in Thailand’ for all related government sections. The workshop, presided over by Khun Songsak Tantayotin, Inspector–General of the Ministry of Labour (2nd right, front row), took place at the Rim Suan Meeting Room of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya.
Happy Birthday Ursula
Dusit Thani Pattaya led by Dusit Club Manager Oranuch Chantramala (2nd left) present a bouquet to guest Ursula Neubauer as she celebrates her recent birthday at the hotel with her husband.
Grease Party at Hard Rock
George Hazard, General Manager, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya together with his staff organised a “Grease Gang Dinner” party for special guests with the theme ‘the 70’s and Disco’. The night was a huge success including a dance show put on by the ‘Rock Agents’ and mouth watering food prepared and presented by the hotel’s superb catering staff.
The Winchester Club re-vamped
Lots of smiles await you at the new re-vamped Winchester Club in Soi Wat Boonkanjana Jomtien. Now, the club’s entrance door was knocked down so customers can see it’s a fun place to enjoy a round of drinks accompanied by attractive ladies. Open daily till 9pm and enjoy their free food every Sunday.
Key Visa assists immigration office
Pattaya Press congratulated Pha Noi on her Birthday
The Key Visa company made a generous donation of very comfortable looking chairs to the Pattaya Immigration office in Soi-5 off Jomtien Beach Road. These will be very much appreciated by those who wait while their visa needs are processed at this busy office. The Managing Director, Darren and his staff member, are pictured making a further presentation to the Chief of the Immigration Office, Superintendant Anonnat Kamolrat.
At the Green Bottle Pub, Diana Inn Hotel, Pattaya 2nd Road, Khun Visa Chimdee, the former deputy of Pattaya Press Club and former club president Khun Chaiyot Phupattanapong, together with their members, presented a basket of flower to Khun Sopin Thepjak (Pha Noi). Also, they wish Pha Noi, a great supporter of the Pattaya Media Club, good health and more success on her business.
The Bailli & the officers of the Chaine des Rotisseurs recently held an evening of amical at the Poseidon Restaurant in Jomtien. They were joined by their club members and invited guests. They enjoyed each others company with good wines and a great meal.
Pattaya’s famous Tequila Reef Cantina restaurant in Soi-7 off Beach Road, is famous for its great food, especially their ribs plus their frozen margaritas, and this is a great meeting place for American diners. After eight years of very successful operation, many of their original diners still return to enjoy the superb food and friendly service. Pictured is one of the owners Jerry (right) being congratulated by some of his regular customers.
An evening of friendship Tequila Reef 8th Birthday at Poseidon Restaurant
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by Peter Lloyd
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Ko Chang Trip
I did notice a few downsides, however.
Presumably the people who profit continue no matter what the national government says. Whilst we weren’t there
White Sand Beach was a jaded affair with much drabber occupants than one would see in Pattaya (my actual notes say “largely
deserted and stocked with boilers”). However we played pool in there each night and I noticed three policemen in regulation ‘I’m off duty, but I’m still a copper, me” uniform of white T shirt and work trousers, with bulging .38 pistols conspicuously hanging from their belts, swaggering around the complex visiting all the bars. It didn’t take much for me to work out which of the island’s entrenched interests owned them. The prices on Ko Chang were mostly higher across
A year ago, after a visit to Tanzania, I wrote about the horrific albino murders in that country by people who use albino body parts for witchcraft and good luck charms, which they usually sell to fishermen and small scale miners hoping for good luck. How ironic. I have read little or nothing about these murders in the world’s press since my article last year, until recently, when these grisly murders suddenly became the biggest
story out of Africa. Since November 2007 there have been 45 albino murders in Tanzania, often involving children, who are brutally killed, and whose limbs are then amputated, their skin dried, and their bones ground down for amulets and charms. Unfortunately the practice has not been stamped out in Tanzania and it is spreading to nearby countries. This week the UN finally, and belatedly, took note,
when the distinctly underwhelming UN Secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, on a visit to Tanzania, spoke out against the killings. Although this was a little late in the day, this was better than doing nothing. Had he read my article in April 2008, and spoken up earlier, many lives could have been saved. Maybe the editor should start sending the UN Secretary General copies of Pattaya Today as required reading
for what’s going on in the world at large. Ban Ki-Moon has not really caught the attention of the world in his job. I bet most readers had no idea he is the head of the UN. But his lack of forcefulness and his invisible profile were always a risk when appointing a less dominant personality from an Asian cultural background to such a high profile job, when you really need someone with strong
I just spent a week on Ko Chang, my first ever visit in 7 years of living here. I had, for some reason, expected it to be overhyped and packed with foreign and Thai tourists. What I discovered was a stunningly beautiful, laid back island, with warm, clear sea and wonderful beaches with few tourists on them. I rated it as highly as Ko Tao, but as Ko Chang is only 5 hours away by daily, inexpensive minibus, I would recommend a visit to anyone.
Illegal land encroachment continues as new resorts are built all around the island.
for the nightlife by any means, the one beer bar complex in the centre of
Wonderful Ko Chang Beaches and Mountains
the board than in Pattaya, with accommodation particularly more expensive. This, and the global downturn, might have explained
black suppurating ooze was allowed to fester along the gutter and pavement, like tar, from the dumping of waste (see photo). This garbage
Terrible Ko Chang Rubbish
the lack of tourists, although a backpacker beach, the excellent and beautiful Lonely Beach, was packed. One sour note was the gagging stench of rotting, sun-cooked garbage on the main street, where a river of
would often remain for 24 hours, stinking to high heaven. And this was right on the main street. It made me think Pattaya does an excellent job, given its size, in refuse collection and street cleanliness.
leadership qualities to lead the UN on the world stage. I did some research to see if my criticism of Ban Ki-Moon’s performance was justified, and I found that he is indeed seen as a lightweight, especially compared to the more muscular Kofi Annan, who had the courage to take on the US in their fabrication of evidence and their illegal invasion of Iraq. One article about Ban KiMoon said “Just 20 months since being appointed, the 64-year-old South Korean is nicknamed “Mr Invisible”
by his own staff for his ultra-low profile. One official complained they “never see him” and he is “very secret”, and he is accused of leaving the UN bereft of leadership”. Of course this may always have been the idea when he was appointed, the UN having annoyed the US by challenging it so forcefully and properly over Iraq, What better way to wreak revenge than to put a man of straw at the top of the UN tree. He isn’t going to utter a squeak when the going gets tough.
The un needs to read Pattaya today
Real Estate Casualties
I was sorry to read of the recent resignation of Raimon Land’s popular and articulate CEO, Nigel Cornick, who was always a friend to Pattaya and whose (perhaps irrationally exuberant) tub-thumping for the City and its real estate prospects helped catapult Pattaya to a new level of global respectability. Alas, no matter how vigorously you breathe air into a burst paper bag, eventually people tire of watching your unsuccessful efforts, and you begin to look less the prophetic promoter, and more like a nutter, as the market falls off a cliff, and you stand knee-deep in the wreckage, still optimistically talking up new developments, expensive condos and far-off improvements
in the market. Unfortunately not just Raimon have been hit by their inevitable reliance on foreign buyers. Most Pattaya developers have also had to over-market to foreigners because of the 49% restriction on foreign ownership rules. My feeling is that high condo prices for foreigners, which few if any Thais would be willing to pay for their units in the same building, may act as a subsidy for the Thai percentage. If this outdated 49% restriction were ever removed (as happened after the 1997 financial crisis), business prospects for developers might be different, as they may be able to more sensibly price their units knowing
they can market most or all of them to foreigners, who may buy in greater numbers if more sensible pricing was adopted. But right now, things are tough for all developers focusing on foreign buyers, in Pattaya and elsewehere, and maybe now is the time for a more sober and realistic approach to marketing real estate, and perhaps Nigel has fallen victim to this change. He most certainly won’t be the last. Most economic news in Thailand is grim right now, and the real estate market is no exception. Buyers have dried up, people are refusing to complete buying their offplan condos, put off by (in many cases) weak home currencies against the Baht,
and there is no silver lining in sight. A weakening Baht doesn’t address other real worries people have about investing money here, for all the well known political and economic reasons. Ironically I hear the weakness of the British pound is spurring one section of the local market, as British sellers seek to reduce their losses by selling real estate at sensible prices in order to capitalise on the strength of the Baht. They can then repatriate money back to the UK at conversion rates up to 30% higher than the rates at which they originally brought money into Thailand. So maybe there is a small sliver of silver up there. Contact me at email@example.com
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A Touch of Schadenfreude Hello Pattaya Today Team, What happen to the 90-day rule? Is it really dropped? So my easy question is can you do unlimited visa runs now? Chok dee na khap Thomas Dear Thomas, Yes, the 90-day rule has been dropped and you can theoretically do unlimited 15-day runs, till the Immigration Dept. tells you that you have too many visa stamps in your passport and refuses entry - an arbitrary decision, apparently. Various travel agents do runs to Lao or Penang to get a 6-month, doubleentry tourist visa, otherwise, a personal visit to the Thai Embassies there will get you a 2-month tourist visa. Check out the travel agents with ads. in their windows. Dear Editor I read your article “Govt called to cancel rules listing herbs as hazardous” and became very interested in knowing the herbal pesticides’ product names and manufacturers. Can you help me? Thank you very much. Regards, Greg Kalona Dear Greg, Those plants listed as hazardous are: neem, citronella grass, tumeric, ginger, Chinese ginger, African marigold, Siam weed or bitter bush, tea seed cake, chilli, Chinese celery, ringworn bush, glory lily and stemona. Try Chinese pharmacies in South Pattaya or Naklua. Dear Editor I would like to commend the management of Fuji Restaurant, Festival Center North, for exemplary response to a minor emergency yesterday. My wife managed to get a small fish bone firmly stuck inside her throat while eating lunch at Fuji. I don’t blame Fuji in the least for this event -- bones are certainly a known hazard when eating fish anywhere. Khun Kanjana Phuangmalai and Khun Saorarot Domkrathok, The Restaurant Manager and the Table Captain, showed
great concern to the point of voluntarily accompanying us to Pattaya Bangkok Hospital, waiting patiently whilst the doctor removed the offending small but painful object, then paying in full for the service. Our kudos and thanks to the staff and management of Fuji Restaurant for this exemplary behavior. Robert Peterson Huay Yai Dear Robert, We trust your wife has now fully recovered from her unfortunate accident with the fish bone. It’s gratifying to know that there are such considerate and concerned business people out there. You do well to commend them for their exemplary behaviour, which we second. Dear Editor I had the misfortune to buy a webcam from a store in an IT Centre recently, ‘Soundtrack 2BS04’. The assistant assured me the webcam was 5 megapixels, but when I got it home to try out, I found it was .5 of a megapixel. I tried to change it the following day, but the Thai-Chinese boss refused, dismissing it as a language communication problem. Any suggestions? Sincerely, Fred Sparks Dear Fred, All too often we have noticed the small stores at such places are here today and gone tomorrow. Often, their only desire is to offload frequently damaged goods or 2nds. as quickly as possible, with no returns. It seems alerting the police about such scams is useless and the only other recourse is the law. Next time, only buy from reputable outlets.
Schadenfreude (pronounced shar-den-froy-der) is a German word meaning ‘to take pleasure in the misfortunes of others’; gloat is almost a good English equivalent, except it’s considerably more malicious. It’s a common reaction when things start getting bad to point at the woes of one’s neighbours and indulge in a modicum of schadenfreude, particularly if they are in worse straits than you. The focus of this schadenfreude is not our immediate neighbours, like Hong Kong, Singapore, or Japan, but Dubai, a state which used to be lauded as the property capital of the Persian Gulf. What makes Dubai of particular interest to us in Pattaya is that, in effect, it was the model that Pattaya was following and trying to emulate, albeit meekly, and on a far less grand scale. Dubai is the most progressive of the seven emirates that together make up the UAE, the others being Abu Dhabi, ‘Ajmān, Al Fujayrah, Ra’s al Khaymah, Ash Shāriqah, and Umm al Qaywayn. Dubai is the largest city of the UAE and its commercial hub. Dubai, however, is ‘oil-poor’, unlike its neighbours, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman, which forced it to pursue other routes to wealth, namely trade, support of the neighbouring oil industry, and service industries like banking, insurance and investment. Though relatively small, Dubai has a highly developed infrastructure and a city skyline dominated by hi-rises, including the world’s tallest. Extravagantly designed luxury hotels, some built on artificial islands, flank the city’s shore, including the original ‘Sails’ (and the one that actually got built!), the Burj al Arab Hotel, the 18th tallest building in the world. It also plays host to grandiose events, like the annual high-stakes horse race and recently invested an absolute fortune building a huge pleasure ground for a celebratory party. For the last six years, Dubai apparently went almost insane, property-wise, with developments galore in its attempts to rapidly modernise and diversifying by, for example, starting its own airline, Emirates, and its hot pursuit of financial services and tourism. However, to finance this colossal expansion, Dubai went heavily into the red, borrowing in the range of US$80 billion, according to Moody’s. Now, with the double whammy of the global tsunami and the rapid fall in oil revenues, it is in real trouble, especially as it has to repay something in the range of US$15 billion off that gargantuan loan; and one of the main indicators of prosperity, high property prices, have fallen by 25% in five months. Until just recently, Dubai had one of the highest living standards in the world, making it a huge magnet for the foreign labour that constituted over 90% of its workforce. Like Kuwait, Dubai was sufficiently astute to appoint Western recruiting agencies, so as to attract the crème-de-la-crème and rewarded them with a lavish lifestyle. It also pursued an extremely tolerant policy as regards the indulgence of these foreigners; another reason why it bears a strong resemblance to Pattaya, as Dubai’s sex trade, though relatively covert, is substantial, attracting clients from all over the Persian Gulf, as well as servicing those in situ. However, now the rats are leaving the sinking ship, expatriates are fleeing in droves, without paying debts because to stay and default invariably results in imprisonment, as a result many of Dubai’s major global businesses are foundering. Conveniently, however, the UAE has the world’s largest sovereign fund, US$330 billion, and is able to bail out Dubai, the Central Bank of the UAE having just bought half of a five year US$20 billion bond programme by Dubai. Oh, that Pattaya was so fortunate.
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by Bee McConville Have you ever been sexually abused in any way? Do you know any female friend who has? Well the chances are that, if you are a white western female, you will be lucky enough never to have suffered any abuse, either sexual or otherwise. However, you would be in the minority as every second of every day women and girls somewhere in the world will be suffering purely because of their gender. In order to highlight the suffering of women, a global movement has formed and is gaining a higher profile each year. This isn’t a movement that promotes headlinegrabbing demonstrations or raging through loud-speakers. Instead, V-Day provides a catalyst through which community events can raise money for local projects and increase awareness of what is happening to women around the world. The more obvious signs of violence against females include rape, incest, genital cutting, sexual slavery and battery, although there are many more, less obvious ways in which women’s freedom and lives have been
V Day – Victory, Vagina and Valentine! suppressed and damaged. V-day campaigns use local community volunteers and university students to produce benefit performances of ‘The Vagina Monologues’, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer’ and screenings of the documentary film, ‘Until the Violence Stops.’ The Monologues are perhaps the most widely known of these performances and were written by the social activist Eve Ensler. In fact, it is these Monologues that created the impetus for V-Day – Eve’s experiences when writing the play inspired her to actually create what has now come to be known as V-Day. Eve devotes her life to stopping violence against women and hopes to create an international environment in which women can thrive rather than survive, a world where females can live safely and freely. After her performances around the country in the States, women would come backstage and Eve discovered, ‘… women being raped as teenagers, in college, as little girls, as elderly women. Women who had finally escaped being beaten to death by their husbands; women who were terrified to leave; women who were taken sexually, before they were even conscious of sex, by their stepfathers, brothers, cousins, uncles, mothers and fathers. Slowly it dawned
on me that nothing was more important than stopping violence toward women.’ If you are not sure what ‘The Vagina Monologues’ are about, let me explain. The play consists of a variety of monologues delivered by individual females. Some of them are highly entertaining and humorous while others are heart-breakingly sad, but all of them recount the real-life experiences of women in societies which have largely been controlled by men. Traditionally, the monologues are performed by community members, rather than actors, who are given guidelines for producing the show, one being to limit rehearsal time in order to retain the freshness and immediacy of each piece. The play has been very controversial as some countries do not take lightly public performances in which women are talking about an intimate part of their anatomy and being ruthlesly honest about the abuse that has happened to them. In fact, one Catholic bishop described the play as ‘antithetical to Catholic teaching on the beautiful gift of human sexuality, and also to the teachings of the church on the human body relative to its purpose and to its status as a temple of the Holy Spirit.’ Other men have described the play as obscene and pornographic. Now it is true that one
or two of the monologues contain explicit language such as the ‘F’ word, the ‘C’ word and other assorted crude words used collo quially to describe the vagina. Nevertheless, an overwhelming majority of women would regard the play as a valuable and entertaining piece that should have as wide an audience as possible. Despite the controversy, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ has now been translated into forty five languages
and has been performed in more than 120 countries, including Broadway in New York and in London’s West End. If you are already aware of V-Day you might well have popped up to Bangkok to watch ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Patravadi Theatre. This highly entertaining performance was delivered in both Thai and English (with very clever subtitles) and proved to be well worth the trip. If you
weren’t able to make it, but you are interested in promoting the cause, then how about working in your local community to perform the play for next year’s V-Day – Pattaya would certainly offer a very relevant context to such a performance. And to kick this idea off, let me ask one final question that you can share with your girl friends next time you do coffee: if your vagina could talk, what would it say?
How come Thais can’t tell the time? I don’t mean not knowing what the time is, although this appears to me to be a skill that is sorely lacking in an unusually high number of locals, but I mean why can’t they tell the time when it comes to keeping appointments? You know what I mean don’t you? You talk to the plumber and he tells you he will pop around tomorrow morning and then you wait and wait and wait and then give up and assume that he has forgotten or has changed his mind, and then just when you are sitting down to tea six hours later there he is at your front door waving his monkey wrench and ball cock and smiling happily as though he hasn’t reneged at all on your morning
appointment. And then there’s the lateness at meetings – there you all are, sitting around the conference table with your other English colleagues waiting for your Thai co-workers to join you for your power breakfast meeting at 8 o’clock prompt and you’re sitting looking at the three empty chairs as the clock ticks and the minute hand moves forward. And then just when you have given up on them turning up, the happy trio come in without a please, thank you or ‘kor tod’ and sit down without even seeming to notice their tardy appearance. What’s that all about? And it is not just now and again either is it? I mean it happens all the time and it can’t be blamed on traf-
fic, slow watches or inadvertent occurrences and it happens far too much to be written off as mere co-incidence. And don’t start blaming it all on the zen sort of time used in monasteries and villages that relies on bells with different sounds to demarcate the day with a chao or a bai mong or a toom or dtee because that’s just making excuses as far as I am concerned. So let’s just stop all this nonsense and insist that people just turn up at the right time like they should and then just shout at them in an admonishing way when they do turn up late – that will teach them won’t it?!!
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Fool in Paradise
Part 2 Then I noticed something strange. All the time John had been talking to me his eyes had been fixed upon one of the service girls across the other side of the bar. She was definitely holding his visual attention and had noticed his interest. With a flutter of eyelashes she coyly smiled back at him. “She’s absolutely beautiful. I wonder what she does for a living,” he commented as I followed his gaze to the object of his desire. “Pardon?” I asked. “Well, I mean she can’t make a lot of money just serving drinks and hoping for tips, can she. She must have some other source of income as well.” “I’m no Einstein,” I replied, “but would you like me to toss you a couple of possibilities?” “Not necessary … she looks the ‘office’ type … probably works in an office during the day, I’ll bet.” John called her over and introduced himself like the preacher’s son meeting the new choir girl for the first time at Sunday bible class. By an odd twist of fate, her name was Lek.
by Frank Thring If you have been following my progress you will know I am still at the new Central Festival shopping mall between Soi 10 and Soi 9 in central Pattaya. This place is pleasantly cool and, if you are in to shopping malls, quite interesting. On the 6th (top) floor is the 16-lane SF Bowling Alley open from 11:00am until 2:00am. Next door is the SFX cinema complex of nine theatres showing the latest in movie entertainment. SFX offers four pricing deals every day (prices do not rise on weekends). ‘Deluxe’ is 120 baht, ‘Premium’ is 150 baht, ‘Sofa’ is 500 baht and ‘First Class’ is 600 baht. I’m not really a movie goer so the only way to find out the benefits of each seating arrangement is to try it out for yourself. Personally, for 600 baht ‘First
Super Spies Among Us
At last! John’s attention had been drawn away from his favourite subject, himself. I eased away from the loving pair, content to play the role of interested observer from then on. Even though it was John’s first trip to Thailand, I knew this poor little peasant girl would be no match for his years of training and chess-like people skills. She would be mere putty in his hands and it would be fun to watch. He began by asking her about herself. She giggled and answered in Thai that she could not speak any English. I felt obligated to translate for him after which, smiling like a love-sick puppy, John confided his feelings. “Buddy, here I am thousands of miles from anywhere and I can sit and have fun with this beautiful girl, yet the only English word she knows is ‘hello’. I can speak about my work and she doesn’t have a clue what I’m saying. But I can tell she likes me. It’s beautiful, man.” He took her hands and smiled into her eyes. Lek pointed to his near-empty drink and he nodded for another. She returned with
Class’ deal I’d like to be assured of a happy ending. In the movie, that is. On the way down the escalators I noticed the Zen Japanese Restaurant on the fifth floor. It appeared to be popular but I noticed the customers were sitting very quietly; as if they were all contemplating what to order. Outside on Beach Road once again, I headed north past Soi 9 with the busy Pattaya City Police Station on the corner. Lee Beer Bar and Good Win Jambo Beer Bar were next then Memory Beer bar on the corner with Soi 8. Soi 8 was the original nightlife hub of central Pattaya and is a fun place once the sun goes down. Poppy 2 bar is on the other corner then We Are The World Beer Bar and World Wide A Go Go, once again, popular once the sun goes down. Lovely Corner Beer Bar
a fresh beer for John and one for me. With a smile directed at me she then placed the bill into John’s cup. Bless her. I politely suggested to John he might like him to buy her a drink as well, and he immediately obliged. I couldn’t be certain but I’m pretty sure Lek gave me one of those ‘thank you’ looks to indicate she knew I was repaying her for dumping my beer bins onto John’s account. Once Lek went off to get her own drink, I had the perfect opportunity to ease out of the conversation and leave the two of them to do whatever they wanted to do. But oh no, I just can’t leave well enough alone! Oh hypocrisy, thy name is Fool! It would have been easy just to keep my mouth shut for the rest of the evening but how often do I get to sit with a real live spy; I mean ‘Supply Clerk’? There was an opportunity here not to be missed and I couldn’t help myself. “So, John, have you ever come close to locating your … er … target?” I asked, just as the lovely Lek returned. He clinked glasses with Lek and she did with me.
“Sure, buddy,” he answered before taking a sip from his beer, “but first you have to understand that what I do is not an exact science.” “I think I can do that.” “Mistakes can be made, although we refer to them as ‘unplanned technical oversights resulting in an incident’. There has been one ‘incident’ on my watch.” “Oh well, it is probably top secret so there’s no need to tell me anything about it.” I drained the last of my beer and nodded to Lek for another. She was sitting quietly captivated with John and patiently stroking his outstretched hand. “It was about a year ago. In the middle of the night I homed in on what appeared to be a high level terrorist meeting and I was certain my target’s voice was among the group. We are trained to act quickly and instinctively, so I automatically relayed the Intel straight to the bombers.” Lek got up and moved away with the words, “Horng nahm.” “We didn’t find out until two days later,” John continued, “that they were not terrorists and the target was not there.
and Em Bar straddle Soi 7 which has quickly become a mirror image of Soi 8 as far as night entertainment goes. When I first came to Pattaya in 1998 there was only one bar in Soi 7. After Em Bar there are two restaurants which I can personally recommend. I have dined at both Mr 99 Seafood Steak and Salad Bar and Pink Lady Seafood restaurant in the past and found them to be very good as well as reasonably priced. There is a beer bar complex on the corner with Pattaya Central Road, basically my half way point, containing such names as Poppy 1, Globetrotter Bar and Comeback Bar. Across Pattaya Central Road is Pattaya Mini Gold Club and Zeppelin Bar and Grill. The Montien Pattaya is next followed by Hard Rock Hotel which I cannot tell you much about because, embarrassingly, I can’t afford even
a cup of coffee in the place. From here to Soi 6/1 places of interest are few and far between, but those worthy of note include Twin Palms Resort (stayed there once on a very early trip and have no complaints), Moom Talay Restaurant, Caffe Tuscana and Tuscana Pizzeria and Discovery Beach Hotel and Restaurant. The short distance between Soi 6/1 and Soi 6 is home to Dillii Haat Indian Restaurant (on the first floor) and Stone Oven pizzeria, restaurant and bakery on the corner. Now I find myself at the entrance to the (in)famous Soi 6, a place with which I am remotely familiar. From late afternoon until late in the night, this narrow, congested soi is legendary and a ‘must see’ for any and all tourists to Fun Town. Mindboggling. But now it’s getting late and I’m going to stop for a cold drink at Beach Coffee Restaurant on the north side of Soi 6 to regain my strength. Next time, I’ll continue my ocean walk all the way to the Dolphin roundabout at North Pattaya. See you then.
They were just a bunch of nomads who had parked their camel train for the night and were having a karaoke session. It is surprising how much Arab karaoke sounds like terrorist chitchat. The good thing is the incident did not go on my service record. We in the industry have ways of making minor miscalculations appear to be successes and nobody ever gets neutralized without a valid reason.” “So, the bombers coming in and levelling everything within a ten mile radius of the camp was not a mistake? They were legitimately targeted and vaporised for what? Bad singing?” “Something like that, but I can’t talk about it.” I was momentarily speechless. There I was, innocently receiving first hand information about the covering up of a war crime. Why wasn’t I one of those investigative journalists constantly getting their names in newspapers for exposing government corruption and military blunders? There had to be a Nobel Prize for me in this somewhere; all I had to do was keep John talking. But first, I was in need of bladder relief. At the communal five baht toilet nearby I was weighing
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up my strategies when I heard a lady speaking rather loudly into her mobile phone. She was explaining to a distant boyfriend that she was not working in a bar but just out with a couple of girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. Her English was so good, fluent in fact, that I peeked around the corner in the direction of the voice to check if it wasn’t actually a farang woman talking. No, she was Thai. What’s more, you could have knocked me over with a feather, it was Lek. She didn’t see me and I quickly retreated back through the bathroom and out to where John was sitting. Lek returned just as John began to speak. “You understand, buddy, what we’ve been talking about is highly confidential; just between you and me.” “Of course I do. You can count on me,” I lied, as John reached over to hold Lek’s hands firmly between his own. “We should change the subject. I want to talk about this lovely young lady in front of me,” he smiled. “She doesn’t know it but I am just putty in her hands.” “I think she does now,” I responded as softly as I could. Lek gave me a ‘look’, released one hand from John’s grip and moved my bin cup closer to me as a not-so-subtle hint. “Yeah, I’m glad she can’t understand me because she’d soon realize her every wish would be my command.” “You’d better not say too much because some of them pick up English really quickly.” … to be continued.
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To be or not to be forfeited that is the question Case Study from Section 374 of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand (Supreme Court’s Judgment No: 513/1989)
By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The world credit crunch followed by the clash of the Bank of Scotland and HSBC creates a limbo for many investors who buy real properties in Pattaya from their speculative incomes. Many defaulting buyers of high profile projects cannot make their final payment or even resell the property to other investors. In the USA, many Chinese investors start buying these cheap properties. Money is the matter which will never vanish from this world. There will always be wealthy people shopping around for cheap properties
to pursue their happiness in Pattaya. Don’t panic to barter your kingdom just for a cheap horse. This article is not magic nor a comprehensive solution to set you free from all dilemmas. However, if you put some knowledge into your brain once you deal with greedy developers, you would not end up a cornered dog losing everything you possess in this country. Most people misunderstand that if they fail to make the final payment specified in the Sales Contract, they would lose all monies they have paid for. For condominium projects, the new consumer protection law requires the developer to use the standard sales contract which is drafted by the Office of the Consumer Protection. In the standard sales contract of the condominium unit, the developer cannot keep all installment payments even the buyer becomes in breach of the contract. The developer can keep only the “Money
Deposit” and claim for damages. What will be the damages? If the condominium unit cannot be sold to another buyer, the damages will be the
10% of the sales price. The final payment should be made by cashier’s cheque at the Land Office on the conveyance date. If the seller is not a Thai national
loss of incomes by the developer. The problem may arise if you buy a piece of land from an individual who is not a developer. This private transaction is not subject to the consumer protection law which requires the seller to use the standard sales contract. The transaction should be straightforward whereby the buyer pays the money deposit of not more than
with good economic standing, you may ask a third party to act as escrow agent to keep the title deed. After receiving the big money deposit, many foreigners are suddenly gone with the wind. This cashier’s cheque will be payable and handed over to the seller in exchange of the land title deed with the endorsement of your company or your Thai wife’s name as the
Outside the Classroom and Beyond! The end of the first half of the second term signals the halfway point in the school year for most Internation-
environment and are ready for new challenges and it is a good time to venture out of the confines of the
al schools. It is a time in Pre-school and Kindergarten when the children are feeling secure in their learning
school grounds to build on what they have learnt, into the wider world. This is particularly im-
portant in preschool as the children are at an age when their learning must be firsthand and multi-sensory and any abstract or so called ‘book learning’ must wherever possible be supported by real world experiences. For example: touching, smelling and feeding a goat gives a far fuller picture of the animal than simply seeing a picture in a book and experiences like this, which are out of the ordinary, make a lasting impression on young minds. The class field trip can also be valuable in terms of the children’s social and emotional development, as for many it may be the first time they have been outside their home and school
settings without their parents and although the children are closely supervised, they are able to feel a sense of independence and responsibility for themselves and each other. This helps the children to build self-confidence and a sense of identity and most take great pride in going home and telling their parents all about where they’ve been and what they’ve done. It is also an opportunity to develop relationships with their classmates and teachers through a shared experience and can be a rich source of conversation within the class for weeks after the trip.
new owner. What is “Money Deposit”? This term is mentioned in Section 377.- of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand. However, the law in every country may not be easily understood. It is the function of the Court to interpret the law. The dispute between private persons is subject to the Court of Justice. The judgment of the Supreme Court will be studied as the precedence for subsequent cases. There is a judgment of the Supreme Court of Justice No: 513/1989, which provides a clear interpretation of the term “Money Deposit” under Section 377.- of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand. Section 377.- If, on entering into a contract, something is given as earnest (money deposit), that is deemed to be proof of the conclusion of the contract. It also serves as a security that the contract shall be performed. It can be understood from
the wordings that the earnest or money deposit must be the money given by the buyer to the seller in the Sales Contract on the date whereby the Sales Contract was entered into, not another day or later. The Sales Contract for the piece of land in dispute was made on 6th March 1989 whereby it was mentioned in the main clause that “on the signing date of this contract, the buyer made a payment of 200,000 baht in cash to the seller. On 20th March 1989, the buyer made the second payment of 3,300,000 baht in cash to the seller. Only the first amount of 200,000 baht is deemed the “Money Deposit”. The second payment of 3,300,000 baht is not deemed the “Money Deposit” but a “Partial Payment”. It is advisable to retain a qualified lawyer whose independence will not be compromised by any hidden agenda to fleece the gullible by the “Conspiracy of Silence”. There is no place in this planet which is the vacuum for justice and law. If you are an agnostic of law, you will be punished in the ghetto of ignorance. If you seek, you will always find.
‘So this is what a goat feels like’
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Decorum 10th Anniversary Decorum Furniture & Decoration celebrates their 10th year anniversary by offering their customers, free design on house and condos. For more information, visit their shop at South Pattaya Road next to Friendship Supermarket or call 038. 410.763, 038.420.203 Jazz Pit Pub Live entertainment every day, except Tuesday, at Jazz Pit Pub featuring Jazz Pit duo Rein on Vocals and Thomas on Guitar. All musicians and jazz singers are welcome every Monday with the weekly Jam session from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Crab Craziness at Mantra Mantra delights in presenting you with regal Alaskan King Crab for your dining pleasure, this April! Revel in a diverse and sensationally seductive menu brimming with sushi, salads, spicy chilli options and perfectly baked or poached creations. Let Superchef Supachai put yet another deserving smile on your face! For reservations contact 038.429.591 or email an enquiry & be sure to visit www.mantrapattaya.com Yorkies 10th anniversary Party is on Saturday March 21 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Live music from Harmony plus many prizes and attractions. Funds in aid of the Yasothon school project to rebuild a nursery. Admission by ticket only at 800 baht. Contact Eileen 089 800 5007 or visit Yorkies, Beach Road, Jomtien. PILC’s next Luncheon and Coffee Morning
by Kris & Noi Do you have a question about customs, culture or life in Thailand? Send it to Kris & Noi at: PTPrivatePosts@yahoo.com Dear Kris & Noi, I agree with the recent letter about the western thuggery roaming around Pattaya at times, but as you said they are still a minority and most tourists will thankfully never encounter them. I would suggest that the greatest threats to tourism are the crimes carried out almost exclusively by Thais, on fellow Thais and expats. Every issue of your illustrious organ, and other Pattaya newspapers, carries reports of burglaries, muggings, drive-by snatches, and regular shooting incidents. Like most people here, I’ve never been a victim of any
The Pattaya International Ladies Club Lunch will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 10.30 am at La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, Soi 18 (Soi Wong Amat), Pattaya-Naklua Road. April Coffee Morning will be held on Tuesday, March 17 from 10.30 am at Toscana Restaurant, Beach Road, North Pattaya. Members, guests, and ladies of all nationalities are welcome. Reservation is necessary. Call Alvi on 081 864 5754. Very special wine evening Experience the expert flavours of Cranswick Wines on March 26 at Mantra Restaurant. To mark the occasion on Thursday March 26, superchef Supachai has created a fantastic menu to marry perfectly with the very best of Australian winemaking. 2,950 baht +. Reservations on 038 429 591 or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com Splish Splash Songkran Celebrate the Songkran Water Festival in style at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. Join this memorable Thai New Year Night with their Duo Band providing the entertainment and a whole host of amazing Thai & international delicacies from the sumptuous buffet, from 18.30hrs onwards at the poolside. Only THB 850++ per person. Call 038 418 418 for more details. Pattaya archery club The club shoots on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10.00 a.m. and finishing around noon. Anyone is welcome and coaching and use
of equipment is free for beginners. Phone Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarchery-club.com Mojito magic at Sheraton Enjoy the definitive Cuban highball and some scintillating surprises. A shot of rum or tequila and some fruity liqueur, juiced up the long way with refreshing fresh mint and crushed ice. Every Monday at Latitude Lounge from 240 baht++. Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Choral group starts Two expats living in the Pattaya-Jomtien area are now forming a choral group for both fun and performances. Contact Len on 087 783 5079 or email him at email@example.com as all interested are welcome. Free Character Portraits at the new Gŭbái Art Gallery Gallery owner and fine artist Jieng Sae Jern is offering a special invitation to visit the Gŭbái Art Gallery on Thursdays from noon to 6PM for tea, conversation and your own free character portrait. Jieng Sae Jern was born in China and, with his family, fled to freedom in Thailand during the Cultural Revolution. He has returned to China for extensive study in classical arts which is reflected in his eclectic and contemporary applications. He has a deep interest in creating works which allow a western perspective to touch the spirit of traditional Chinese artistic expression. The Gŭbái Art Gallery is on Third Road between South Pattaya Road and Tony’s Gym. Call Khun
Jieng on 083.990.5346 for more information. Be WOWed at Hard Rock Special deluxe room rate of 3,600 baht at Hard Rock, Pattaya, but you get the second night free. Offer valid from January 5 to March 31. Conditions apply. Further information on 038 428 755 or visit www. hardrockhotels.com Onward with Optimists The Optimist International Club of Thailand is now meeting at Shenanigans, 2nd Road, at The Avenue lifestyle mall. Meeting times noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Further information from Drew Noyes on 084 111 7999 or drewnoyes@ gmail.com Cafe New Orleans All You Can Eat for 299 baht plus. Sabado night, an evening for Pinoy and friends of Pinoy, at Cafe New Orleans, Pattayaland soi 2, every Saturday night. Filipino food and unlimited soft drinks. Salamat Poo!! Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank, opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Said to be a favourite stopping place for British embassy staff! British embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Liam’s Gallery Located on Pratumnak 4, this five storey art gallery has many original paintings, sculptures, antiques etc as well as Liam’s own private art gallery. Exhibitions
crime in Pattaya, and feel far safer than in my own country, but I’m not a tourist, and they are the most vulnerable as they wander around the nightspots. So, deport the western cretins by all means, but Pattaya will reap most benefit by getting the local crime rate down before western tabloid journalists start spinning their lies about “unsafe” Pattaya. Gnome’s Gnome
Many people do believe that the crime rate is increasing. Economic woes lead inevitably to more people indulging in crimes, and some thieves use this as a convenient excuse when arrested, when in truth most are hardened criminals. However, the economy cannot be blamed for the constant reports of motorbike gangs of youths shooting at each other and anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in the line of fire. There do seem to be more stories in local
newspapers now of pickpocketing and drive-by bag snatching, but it should be noted that many reports state that the culprits were apprehended. A sustained crackdown on crime throughout the tourist areas of Pattaya, day and night, would be beneficial for the people and the city’s image, but the police would probably need outside assistance, as they appear to be understaffed as it is for the difficult task they have of policing the city.
Dear Kris & Noi, I like a good drink, and I’ve learnt the hard way over many years mongering that getting drunk before choosing a lady is not a good idea. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve looked through a beery haze and chosen a beautiful young girl, only to wake up in the morning and find she’s turned into a real dog! I’m no pin-up myself, and not young, but I’ve been
embarrassed to be seen in the morning with some of the rough stuff I’ve woken up with, compared to my sober mates with their cute little girls. So now I choose first, then I can have a decent drink before bedtime, and no morning shocks! Lucifer As a boozing, ageing, unhansum man, shouldn’t you just be thankful that your wallet enables you to wake up with female company instead of being alone? And imagine the girl’s point of view; how does she feel when she wakes up in the morning, looks at the elderly white mass snoring beside her, with beery breath and stubbly face, and knowing that, when he awakes, he will expect her to arouse him for a farewell bang before she can collect her money and leave? Dear Kris & Noi, Although the value of my
are on view 10.00 am to 7 pm but closed Mondays. Open house from 6.30 pm every Friday with free wine and snacks. Phone 038 306 172. El Duo at Cafe The sensational Filipino El Duo appear exclusively at Cafe Royale, Pattayaland three, every Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday from 9.45 pm till late. Regular bar prices and no admission charges. The area’s most popular duo singers and entertainers. Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation
and reading/writing. Free introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 days before you wish to start. PILC Family Fun Day The annual Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday March 29th from 12noon at the Asia Pattaya Hotel on Soi 4 Phratamnak (opposite Cabbages and Condoms). Tickets are 600 Baht for adults, 500 Baht for children and infants under two years are free. The ticket price includes a buffet lunch from 12.30 – 2pm with hot dogs, mini hamburgers, ice cream and soft drinks. Drinking water will be supplied all day. For adults, cocktails will be available to purchase, so you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful grounds while the children are being entertained! Tickets are on sale now, please contact Chantal Oldaker on 087.824.5268 or email@example.com.
retirement pension has been severely reduced, I am determined to remain in Thailand. I am happy here and life in my own country on my pension would be very poor. I’ve managed to make economies to my lifestyle while still being able to enjoy life. For a start no more expensive farang breakfasts, I cook my own. I don’t drink alcohol during the daytime and if I want a coffee, I go to a stall or small coffee bar instead of the trendy coffee shops with their ridiculous prices—I don’t get five hundred choices but I still have good fresh coffee. I’ve also found I can live without expensive cans of Danish ham, spam, pâté, pickles and so on. I go out early evening and drink during Happy Hour; the beer tastes just as good and the girls are just as pretty. Many girls have shown me the tastiest inexpensive Thai restaurants to use, and I’ve discovered many delicious local dishes that are not normally served in fancier restaurants, far nicer and cheaper than paying for expensive dinners and takeaway junk food.
Some will say I’m a Cheap Charlie, but all the little savings made enable me to remain here and be happy. Also, I always pay the going rate for the girls; they are suffering too, and they always treat me well, so fair’s fair. Hard Times Congratulations on a sensible approach to the current financial situation. Some expats talk of leaving Thailand because it’s too expensive, but they seem to forget that western countries are also experiencing rising costs and job losses. Returning home is not an easy option for an expat living on a pension or fixed income; unless he has family to assist, life in his homeland certainly will not be up to the standard that most expats enjoy here. With a little thought, any expat who could afford to live here before the recession should be able to find ways to economise and still live a decent life by making adjustments to shopping and social habits. Many small changes to lifestyle will lead to a greater bank balance—as Confucius would no doubt have said.
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Coffee at the Asia Pattaya Hotel
by Gillian Thom
Pattaya International Ladies Club members had their monthly coffee morning
together for the first event this year with a new President, Gillian Thom, and her Committee.
come up with lots of ideas for events, both social and fund-raising, for the year. The Club has almost 180
at the Asia Pattaya Hotel recently, and 80 members of this popular group gathered
Gillian advised that the Committee has now had their first meeting and have
members, covering 34 nationalities, and yet again, we were pleased to welcome
English Language Teaching Project at Huay Yai School by Ms. Jarupa Chuengyingruangrung (Bell)
“Hello!” was the word that some of our Asian University students heard every Wednesday, for five weeks during January and February. The Community Service Committee of Asian University had organized an English-teaching project at Huay Yai School. Not only the committee members but many other students joined in this project. Our students at Huay Yai School were from grade 4 to 6. We taught them Basic English, such as greetings, numbers, colors, time, parts of the body, etc. The students were divided into two groups – G-6, and G4-5. Each group was taught by a foreign teacher from Asian U, while the Asian U students sat down with the kids to help them read and write. They were happy and enjoyed this very much because both teachers and students were very friendly. In the last class of the project, there was a test to find the best students from each group. The test was about everything we had taught them. Then, the winners were given certificates.
This project has been done ever year and it is very useful and enjoyable.
We hope that this project will be organized again next year.
no less than 12 new members who joined on the day. Of course some of the members also have to leave Thailand, so Gillian thanked Paula Macdonald, who is returning home to Australia, for the tremendous contribution she has made during her sojourn in Pattaya. Paula promised to keep in touch and visit again whenever possible! Gillian also thanked the staff at the Asia Pattaya Hotel for their delicious
Vol. 8 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2009 spread of savouries and cakes, and Alvi Sinthuvanik, Chair of Hospitality, for her efforts in sourcing the venues and arranging such pleasant
occasions for our luncheons and coffee mornings each month. PILC members get together
twice a month for coffee and lunch, and as well as these social activities, we support a wide range of welfare projects in the area. There is also an extensive range of sports and social clubs within the group, including mahjong, bowling, tennis, and crafts. Anyone wanting to join the group, or who would like more information about its various activities, should telephone Gillian Thom, President, on 081 7626003 or e-mail to pilc firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSC builds lunch shop for Chak Nok School by B.Tuppin PSC Charity Chairman
Most every School traditionally has a facility of some sort where children can purchase food at lunch time. Chak Nok School is not much different to others in our area, but it is different. Most of the schools are located in built up areas with many small shops and food carts close at hand so the lack of a shop on the premises is not a big problem. Chak Nok, however is sited on the perimeter of the city in a semi rural area and does not have this benefit so the facility it had was essential. During a recent visit to the school which is included in The YWCA School Lunch Programme [funded by PSC], I was informed by Khun Prasert, the School Director, that the building where their shop is, had been condemned and was soon to be demolished with no budget for replacement in the near future. This sort of situation gives Pattaya Sports Club the opportunity to show its dedication to community needs and our executive authorized the funding of a new building at its next meeting. The new building annexed
to the Assembly Hall was designed and constructed within the following month at a cost of B243,000.00 it was officially opened on Feb. 27th with a small ceremony attended by the teachers and students of the school along with local school committee members. PSC
Charity was represented by Khun Nittaya and Bernie Tuppin.
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22 Pattaya Today
So, why do i stay here?
by Alan S. Brown
In several recent columns, your humble reporter has derided and ridiculed some of Pattaya’s infrastructure and utilities. I complained about poor Internet and telephone service and the lack of progress on various public schemes such as the Tappaya Road widening project. In response, my reader queried how I could live in such a place; why don’t I return to New York? As far as returning to the Big Apple is concerned, I’ll always consider myself a New Yorker. To paraphrase a song, you can take the boy out of New York, but you can’t take New York out of the boy. Anyway, New York is freezing this time of year. Of course, I’ll always long for hand-made bagels, real pizza and a hamburger in a greasy spoon diner at 3am; but despite its drawbacks or, perhaps, because of them, I do love Pattaya. Maybe, Pattaya’s draw is its chaos. Although the powers-that-be
Dedicated to Bernard Trink, the Nite Owl,erstwhile nightlife columnist for the Bangkok Post, whose famous motto was “I don’t give a hoot” (1931— ) The year: 2015. History will record that the final nail was driven into the coffin of Bangkok nightlife when the bargirls started wearing meters. The City of Angels had once been famous for its vibrant nightlife. But by the year 2000, things were in decline. The rot began when those greedy and rapacious bar owners on the third floor of the Nana
have tried to change its image to a family friendly resort, the (almost) anything goes atmosphere is part of what attracted many of us. Let’s face it; where else can you
sterling against the baht; but we Americans have already gone through that for quite some time, now.) Although it does get hot as hell for part of the year, followed by the
see so many older men walking hand in hand with their young nieces or nephews? It’s a real family values kind of place. In addition, if one is lucky enough to have a pension or other steady source of income, it’s a very pleasant place to retire and live. (My British friends may disagree at the moment, due to the declining value of the pound
monsoons, most of the time the climate is very pleasant. (You have to be partial to warm weather.) If you love the beach, Pattaya is an ideal place to be, as long as you don’t mind a little pollution. Where else can you relax on a beach chair whilst getting a manicure/pedicure, enjoying your lunch that was brought to you by a waiter
and while away the day gossiping with your friends about your other friends? Of course, for those who want to get off their butts, there’s the usual water based activities including swimming, parasailing and jet skiing. One can even visit a nearby island for great diving and snorkeling. For the golfer, Pattaya is truly a paradise, offering dozens of nearby, first class golf courses. For the more adventurous, there’s go-cart racing, paintball and bungee jumping, all in the Jomtien area. The nightlife, though limited in depth, is certainly extensive, especially if you’re into the bar scene. There are more bars per square meter than priests in the Vatican. In addition, eating choices seem unlimited; ranging from fast food and casual to gourmet dining. During the past few years, many fine restaurants have opened up in response to the more affluent tourists who visit the resort. You can
Entertainment Plaza raised the price of a small beer from a manageable 60 baht to an outrageous 100. Once the 100baht barrier had been breached, the price of drinks (and warm companionship) escalated with alarming speed. By 2010, most bars had introduced cover charges, which meant you had to pay 800 baht just to get in the door. A small beer now cost 400 baht. Bar fines averaged 2500 baht. The prices charged by ladies dedicated to the amatory arts cannot be mentioned in a chaste publication like this, but rumor had it that a brief encounter cost well into the high four figures, whereas a longer sojourn sailed into five. Small wonder that one enterprising vendor on Soi Cowboy was making a fortune selling small, preheated, specially lubricated towels whose use can easily be guessed by the thoughtful and discerning reader. These immediately became popular among the cognoscenti, who affectionately dubbed them W-towels. In theory the W stood for Wonderful. But certain perceptive but low-minded Brits knew that it stood for s omething else. Only the outrageously rich could now afford a night on the town. Even the Japanese, formerly on the cutting edge of upmarket carnality, were hard pressed to keep up with the soaring costs. Thanks to escalating oil prices and surging affluence in the Gulf, the center of the action had shifted to the subsois near the Grace Hotel. Here a glittering strip of new bars catered to male tourists of the Arab persuasion. Ever sensitive to the religious strictures of alien cultures, these establishments were officially dubbed juice bars. They served non-alcoholic beer, non-alcoholic wine, non-alcoholic whisky, and non-alcoholic girls to the pious and stern-visaged sons of the desert. Here a night of revelry cost approximately the annual gross national income of Ethiopia. All this had reduced the bright lights and neon glare of Patpong, the Nana Plaza, and Soi Cowboy to a dying flicker, and the thunder of the amplifiers to a whimper. But it took the meters to deliver the death blow. Yes! As one might expect, the meters were the idea of those unprincipled bar owners on the third floor of the Nana Plaza. True to their mindless credo (“When times get hard, jack up the prices”), they required their employees to wear meters on their wrists. These functioned exactly the same as taxi meters. As soon as a girl sat down with a potential customer, before she even introduced herself with the time-hallowed mantra, “Herro, whass you naem, wheah you cum fom, you sa-tay what hoten, I rove you too mutt, you buy me kolah”—she would flick on her meter. It started off at 100 baht and added 50 baht for each minute thereafter. Five minutes of merely savoring the pleasure of her company would set the amorous punter back 300 baht. A steep surcharge was levied for hands-on activity. On
such occasions the girl would merely switch her meter into overdrive, also known as warp speed; and the rate would triple. Bangkok old-timers threw up their hands in despair, complaining that this innovation severely compromised the romantic ambiance to which they had been accustomed. They departed in a huff, and betook their lavish custom to the friendlier fleshpots of Pattaya, where more congenial traditions still reigned. Coincidentally, on Soi Cowboy the forementioned vendor enjoyed a brisk surge in sales which did not abate. Hence the desolation that finally prevailed in the three formerly bustling nightlife districts. A bleak wind blew through the abandoned canyons of Patpong and Soi Cowboy, stirring up flurries of dust. Rats scurried amidst the rubbish; crows pecked at the garbage heaps; gibbons chattered on the rooftops; bats twittered in the eaves. An owl had been spotted perching on the power lines, hooting mournfully. Above, the vultures circled; in the distance echoed the howling of wolves. The enterprising vendor, now rich beyond his wildest fantasies, had long since retired to a life of luxury in far-off Acapulco. The Nana Plaza sat suppurating in the detritus of its own greed. Its bars were forlorn, locked, and shuttered, decaying in the darkness. Occasionally—but rarely—a lone visitor might pass through. A light would then wink on
Vol. 8 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2009 enjoy a delicious meal for a couple of hundred baht; and when you want to splurge there are many “high end” fine dining choices. With the addition of the new Central Festival Pattaya Beach mall and the old standbys such as The Avenue, Royal Garden and “Big C”, there are shopping options galore. Of course, there are the usual cinemas, bowling centers and other activities to keep one from getting bored. OK. Let’s face it; Pattaya certainly isn’t the only place that offers these amenities. So, what makes this resort special? Did I mention the bars? This city may not have been built on rock and roll; but it was definitely built on ladies and guys. Whether you like beautiful women, handsome guys or pretty boys that look like beautiful ladies; they’re all here. Even in these times of economic downturn, there are hundreds of bars filled with stunning and handsome staff waiting to serve your every need and desire. For night owls, there’s much to do. When you want a break from the bars, you might enjoy one of the transvestite
cabaret shows at Alcazar or Tiffany’s, both on Second Road in North Pattaya. Both present performances with lavish sets, costumes and music; all performed by “ladies of the second category.” If dancing the night away is your thing, Pattaya has some popular, large, pulsating, high energy discos, including Hollywood in North Pattaya and XZyte in Central Pattaya. Other clubs such as Dude and X-Ray stay open late and are popular with gays (although straights are welcome, as well). Walking Street is a must see. Always crowded and garish, it’s full of restaurants and bars, as well as all kinds of shops. Amid all the chaos, there are lots of great, seafood restaurants. Perhaps the best thing about residing in Pattaya is that you can pretty much live whatever weird lifestyle you choose with nary a glance from anyone else. That’s probably because they’re into weirder stuff than you. So, yes, the infrastructure problems and poor telephone service are maddening; but there’s still a lot of fun to be had in Fun City.
The night they burned soi Cowboy
in one of the crumbling bars and a withered crone would hobble forth, croaking, “Hey, hansum man, you buy me kolah?” But her victim, appalled at the hideousness of her visage, and noting the dreaded ticking from the meter on her wrist, would instantly flee. Property developers had long coveted the land on which the three former fleshpots stood; and now the inevitable happened. Sappers sneaked in, hiding in the shadows, armed with flame-throwers, explosives, and detonators. It is said that a voice was heard from heaven: “Bring ‘em down, boys.” And so it was that on one moonless night explosions rent the muggy Bangkok air. First Patpong, then Nana, and finally Soi Cowboy went up in flames. And when the smoke had cleared, they lay in ashes. Legend has it that a passing pedestrian was drawn to the blast on Soi Cowboy. He noticed an owl, which fluttered down and perched on a burnt-out somtam cart. Solemnly it surveyed the devastation. It must have been a Nite Owl; for the pedestrian swore he saw tears in its eyes, and he heard it mutter, “I give a hoot.” ………… S. Tsow can be flamed at email@example.com, except when he’s lamenting the decline of Bangkok nightlife.
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The Sterling Work of the Mercy Center by Tim Coxon
All too often we foreigners in Thailand live ‘the bubble existence’, existing on the periphery, barely scratching the surface. As a result, we
example, frequently, when these overly optimistic people arrive here, they rapidly learn opportunities are few, work is scarce and they often don’t have adequate ID and the other bureaucrat-
unfortunates and especially their children to do? This is where the Mercy Center comes in. Pastors Fred and Dianne Doell, the international directors of the centre, are Canadian Christians who first came
The Doells surrounded by their brood of children
often get an extremely distorted view of the reality of life for many in this so-called ‘Fun City’. Although many of us largely yearn for hedonistic delights, there are a significant number, mainly impoverished Thais, whose only experience is pain; not by choice, but through force of circumstance. The reality of Pattaya for many is one of disillusionment. Drawn to Pattaya as a means of escaping an often dire existence in Esarn, for
ic necessities to fit into the system, meaning they can’t even send their children to school. Frequently, they fall foul of the law, perhaps being picked up by the police for vagrancy or begging. Thailand, not being a welfare state as such, relies on the extended family network, or the temples to support its indigents. However, if the family is still back home and likewise destitute, or the wats are chronically short of funds and already overburdened, what are these
to Thailand 12 years ago, saw the grim reality for many of the impoverished Thais and responded from the heart. They came first as missionaries, setting up a children’s home in Sri Racha, later moving to Pattaya in 2000 to establish the Victory Church, and the Mercy Center in 2003. Their mission is to help the needy, primarily through: - providing a refuge for neglected children, or those at risk, (currently 24);
- visiting the ‘chumchon’ or slum areas to distribute food, clothing and other essentials; - arranging frequent visits to prisons to provide fruit, water and medication; - assisting underprivileged children via their scholarship programme, providing books, uniforms, transportation costs and lunches for those who would otherwise be deprived of an education; - a network of early learning and day-care centres in the impoverished areas; - single-parent support. The items mentioned above are merely the tip of the iceberg, considering all the ways the Mercy Center provides outreach assistance to the underprivileged, impoverished and dispossessed. The above are the micro-concerns, the macro-concerns that the Mercy Center has also made significant contributions to include the victims of the Burmese cyclone, the Tsunami and Chinese earthquakes, as well as the Burmese/Hill Tribe refugees. Of crucial importance, however, is that these humanitarian works are essentially conducted by a relatively small group of dedicated volunteers and the centre is entirely dependent on donations and the goodwill and generosity of those aware of the
plight of many in the community and who are willing to donate money, time and effort. Although help is extended to the Mercy Center by organisations
article is essentially a cry from the heart, to broadcast and publicise the sterling work being done by the centre and to call for help in whatever way
Pastors Dianne and Fred Doell with one of the Mercy Center’s happy children
like the Jesters, the Rotary Club of Pattaya, World Vision, the PILC, Pattaya
possible from the international community in Pattaya, so as to make a positive
Pastor Dianne got a helping hand from Ms Elizabeth Sheperd
Expats Club and the Yacht Club, considerably more help in terms of donations and voluntary assistance is urgently needed. This
contribution to the welfare of the truly needy in this city. Contact 086-688 5867, Website www.mercypattaya.com
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Shenanigans – A Sporty Home From Home The warm welcome from the staff one receives upon entering either of the
Shenanigans pubs in Pattaya or Jomtien is strong testimony to the excellent training
genuine popularity among the folk of the twin towns, particularly during this
economic downturn. Whilst not packed to the gunnels, the happy crowd of drinkers and some of their children in the pub stood in stark contrast to the virtually deserted tables of most of the fine dining At your service at the Avenue Pattaya branch restaurants methods employed by both I passed on my way to Simon and establishments and their interview
Stewart, the affable Publicans of the two Shenanigans, in the Jomtien branch. The bright, modern ambience of the two Shenanigans (now revamped as sports bars), is also indicative of the amount of thought and research by the management into what the contemporary customer wants from his or her social drinking venue. Instead of the dark and dingy atmosphere, which used to characterise the traditional pubs of Britain or Ireland, Shenanigans is light and breezy, where you can actually clearly see the faces of the folk sitting opposite or clustered round the bar. Although there is a plethora of wide-screen TVs situated around the top of the room, these are silent and unobtrusive. Provision is made, however, for customers who particularly want to watch a movie, or special sporting events like a football match or horse race. Such customers can watch to their hearts’ content in either the Library
or Beer Garden, where they won’t disturb others. Shenanigans is quite literally a home from home, with every conceivable desire being taken care of. There is an extremely comprehensive menu, many of the items of which can now be ordered at home from the delivery service. Whilst the Pattaya Avenue Shenanigans uses the services of Door-to-Door, the Jomtien pub will shortly be starting its own delivery service. There are weekly specials, all at reasonable prices and some all-youcan-eat deals, especially at the weekends. A wide Western, Thai and Oriental menu is also available at the restaurant, along with finger food whilst sitting at the bar or raised tables. Wines, draught and bottled beers, lagers and cocktails are also well represented. Other home comforts include pool tables, where the kids present seemed well occupied, a well stocked library, and Wi-Fi
(a very welcome feature, especially when conducting interviews needing access
Happy “Jomtien Complex branch” mangement and staff
to Shenanigans’ website). Incidentally, it would pay potential customers to log-on to this website to have a foretaste of food specials and a complete menu of all the sporting events due to be staged on the pubs’ comprehensive cable TVs in the coming week. There are also plans to provide a playground for kids. Both pubs also serve as the starting points for various outings
to golf tourneys and other outside events. Despite the obvious Irish name and the fact that it has the subtitle of ‘the Irish Pub’, Shenanigans is not overtly Irish; quite the opposite, it’s very cosmopolitan. In fact, both Publicans are Australian, there is one Irishman on the board and its only Irish legacy is that it was jointly started by a Celt in Bangkok, under the name of Delaney’s. He apparently implemented the high quality of staff training, which accounts for the unusual practice of actually still retaining some of the original core members, whilst fending off potential hotel staff poachers. House-bound wives should also note that, despite the pub’s name, most of their absentee partners won’t be getting up to mischief whilst at either locale, as there are no brown, brazen, silky-haired ‘limpet mines’ in evidence, just families, couples and lone drinkers.
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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING
Large deals continue in bangkok office market Two of the ten largest transactions in the history of the Bangkok office market, including the largest ever, have been completed in the past three months, despite the
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based reduction in office rentals has been seen as landlords have made tenant retention a top priority. Many tenants are now focusing on cost-saving measures,
office building completed since the 1997 crisis, and over 80% of the building has been committed already. Q1 2009 saw Citibank sign a lease for more than 20,000m2 of space in Interchange 21, a Grade A development on Asoke, just across from Exchange Tower. This new development has also seen over 80% of its space already committed despite opening just a few months ago. “With a limited amount Source: CBRE Research of new Grade A supply fact that the Asian office especially in view of con- on the horizon, includmarkets entered a down- tinued difficult economic ing Asia Centre this year ward cycle in the fourth conditions. and Sathorn Square next quarter, according to However, in Thailand, year, we expect the top CBRE Research. the picture was different. end of the office market Throughout Asia, on- DTAC signed the country’s to be one of the first going global financial largest ever lease during sectors to rebound,” states turmoil continued to Q4 2008, in a deal for Mr. Nithipat Tongpun, erode investment and 61,500m2 in Chamchuri Director & Head of business confidence, Square, a new grade A Office Services at CB causing prime office office development on Richard Ellis Thailand. leasing activity to slow Rama IV. Chamchuri “Prime rental rates in dramatically. A broad- Square is the largest new Thailand have not fallen,
unlike Singapore and Hong Kong.” The office vacancy rate rose at a rapid pace across Asia during the fourth quarter with a rise recorded in 14 of the 17 markets tracked by CB Richard Ellis. Overall vacancy across the region rose by 4% bps between January and December 2008, but the lack of supply in many Asian commercial centres ensured that 12 markets recorded a vacancy rate of below 7% at of the end of 2008. The
contraction of the finance and banking sectors exacerbated the downward pressure on rents with Tokyo suffering a fourth consecutive quarterly fall, albeit at a slightly slower rate of 1%. Office rentals in Hong Kong and Singapore recorded their biggest quarterly slump since 2000, falling 21.1% and 19.9% respectively. CB Richard Ellis does not see much reason for companies in Thailand to move to decentralized areas to save money on
office rent because there is not much difference in rent between similar quality buildings in the CBD and decentralized areas. Additionally, there are also high capital costs to relocate, including the cost of moving, fitout, restoring premises to their previous condition and other associated expenses, which mean that savings of THB 100-200/ m2 are not very worthwhile, unless there is a significant reduction in the amount of space leased.
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Harry’s real motives Australian journalist, Harry Nicolaides, who served a seven month sentence for lese majeste offences, before his release on Feb21, has been accused by a colleague of knowingly including the offensive passage about a fictional Thai prince’s infidelities in his book ‘Verisimilitude’ as a publicity stunt. Harry had previously accused Thai police of turning a blind eye to the importation of Burmese child pornography, as well as publishing a controversial expose of the reality of ex-patriot life in Saudi Arabia. Second beheading in a month in Yala Thai authorities are accusing Yala insurgents of resorting to terrorism because of loss of grassroots’ support. Their most recent atrocity was the shooting and subsequent decapitation in Raman of a couple driving to work on a rubber plantation. The insurgents also planted a bomb, which later exploded, injuring a policeman who came to investigate. Earlier, separatists had shot and beheaded two Thai soldiers on a motorcycle patrol in Yala’s Sata district. Bangkok shanty town fire A fire which swept though squatters’ residences in Yannawa, Bangkok, virtually destroyed two communities. The fire started at 11am at the Sonamai Aramduang shanty town on Soi Satupradit 28, soon erupting into a conflagration, which spread into the neighbouring Rong Kaew Community, destroying 60 shanty houses altogether. It took 50 fire engines an hour to control the fire. There were no deaths, fortunately, only 3 smoke-related injuries from the incident. Bangkok pub raid nets 43 druggies In a raid on a Bangkok pub, recently, police arrested 43 revellers for drugs-related offences, twenty-three of whom were women. The T2 Pub and Karaoke on Soi Ratchadapisek 18 in Huay Kwang contained about 100 people drinking and dancing at the time. After the offenders tested positive for illicit drug use, they were taken to the local police station, along with the manager, also arrested for running an unlicensed entertainment venue. Romanians caught in ATM scam Two Romanian tourists were recently arrested in Hua Hin using fake ATM cards. A police search of their hotel room found a further 140 fake cards. The pair maintain a British friend hired them for Bt10,000 each and asked them to withdraw cash in Thailand on the cards and transfer it to him. A police check revealed they had previously visited Thailand three times and may have netted Bt30 million illegally. Headless foreigner identified
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In the case of the headless foreigner who left his severed head hanging by a rope from Bangkok’s Rama VIII Bridge, he has now been positively identified as Italian tourist, Tosadori Maurizio, 52, of Verona. After initial rumours of a Russian Mafiya-style execution, police now think it was suicide; “force of gravity” having apparently separated the head and body, which was later found floating in the Chao Phraya River, without signs of injury. Second real estate murder in Phuket Phuket has been the scene of two murders of foreigners involved in the real estate business in less than a week, following the shooting of a Canadian. The most recent victim was Briton, Ian Kenneth Stuart, 61, bludgeoned to death in his St James Property real estate firm in Tung Tong. Police suspect revenge as a possible motive, as the victim was recently involved in a fight with local security guards. Killers of Canadian arrested The five male assailants involved in the killing of a Canadian businessman, gunned down in Phuket in February, have finally been identified and arrested by Kathu police. In the first of two murders of real estate businessman in Phuket, the victim, Montreal native, Francis Alex Degioanni, a property developer, was sitting in his car outside his condominium complex when he was shot eight times. Police consider the motive was a business dispute. Australian teenager in tragic boating accident An Australian tourist, Ali van Os, 16, was fatally injured in a whiplash accident in Phuket’s Yacht Haven Marina, recently. The girl had rushed towards a super-yacht for a closer look, when the boat surged, snapping the mooring rope, which struck her head. She went into immediate coma and suffered considerable blood loss en route to hospital. When subsequent tests indicated brain death, her family reluctantly switched off her life support. Report highlights Thailand’s ongoing drugs problems According to the 2008 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, in addition to Burmese methamphetamines, Thailand is becoming increasingly targeted by smugglers of South American cocaine and night-club drugs. Cocaine, Ecstasy and similar illicit drugs are bought “by well-off abusers and foreigners, and most often found in private residences and entertainment places in Bangkok”. Thailand no longer produces illicit drugs in important quantities, but remains a major source of chemical smuggling and money laundering by cross-border drug gangs. New Thai-Lao rail service The inauguration of a new train service between Thailand and Laos across the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in Nong Khai represents a vital link in the Trans-Asian Railway, itself part of a continuous railway, stretching west to Turkey and Russia and north and east to China, Vietnam and South Korea. It also represents the first international rail link for land-locked Laos, which previously had to rely on lorries to transport its exports. Thai Airways to return to Suvarnabhumi Thai Airways International (THAI) is to return all its flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport from Don Mueang Airport, starting on Mar29, the airline’s spokesman, Baribgsaj Sangapong, announced on Mar6.To prevent confusion to foreign travellers who have already booked in advance, three aircraft will remain stationed at Don Mueang Airport to serve travellers during April’s Songkran Festival, however, following that, all their operations will be moved to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Foreign trafficker arrested A foreign national, Safi Ammad, has been arrested in Bangkok, accused of being involved in the smuggling of up to 1,000 migrants into Thailand, including the Rohingya boat people from Burma and Bangladesh, according to the Department of Special Investigation. Ammad, a roti-seller of either Burmese or Bangladeshi
nationality, denied any involvement in the trafficking operations, but police still wish to detain him until Mar4, pending further investigation and have opposed bail. Detroit of the East begins to founder 5,000 workers have recently been laid off by Rayong factories as the global economic tsunami starts to bite. Thai car exports declined by 42.11% in December, and the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) forecast a further 25% fall this year. Mitsubishi Motors, which laid off 1,100 temporary workers in January, is to reduce Thai car production by 50% in Q1&2. FTI fear 20,000 workers, (five% of Thailand’s car factory employees), could become unemployed during the same period. Brit angler lands largest freshwater fish ever A professional British angler, Ian Welch, from Aldershot, Hampshire, was visiting Thailand to help with a stingray tagging programme when he landed a monster female stingray in the Maeklong River. It transpired it was the biggest freshwater fish ever caught with rod and line. It took 13 people to lift it into a large paddling pool. The stingray was about 2 metres long, the same width, with a 3-metre-long tail and weighed between 265-350kg. Thaksin running scared Thaksin Shinawatra, whose exact whereabouts were unknown until it was publicised that he was about to deliver a speech in Hong Kong, apparently had second thoughts about the advisability of such a conspicuous public appearance. He cancelled the Hong Kong speech after he learnt that Thailand had threatened to extradite and imprison him. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiv apparently said he would ask China to help bring Thaksin back to Thailand. Thai military vigorously deny existence of secret US ‘black prison’ in Thailand Despite substantial evidence in the international media that the CIA, following ‘9/11’,were granted secret interrogation facilities at one of Thailand’s air bases to subject foreign al-Qaida suspects to torture, including the infamous waterboarding treatment, Thai Army Commander, Gen Anupong Paochinda, has denied the claim. The air base that was first highlighted was Udon Thani, but others at Nakhon Phanon, Nakhon Ratchasima, U-Tapao and Takhli, Nakhon Sawan are all possible locations. ManCity quits Thailand because of lack of interest Thaksin apparently wanted to make Manchester City “Asia’s Premier League” team and even planned an academy, but because of the fans’ reaction over his treatment of ex-manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, he sold the club to a UAE consortium in September. Now, interest has waned, the academy plans are scrapped and the club’s merchandise shop has closed. Thaksin’s signing of three unknown Thai players has also been revealed as a political gambit to win support for the TRT Party. Academics worldwide call for lese majeste law reform Up to 54 academics worldwide, including Noam Chomsky, have signed a letter requesting that the government reform the lese majeste law to prevent its abuse for political purposes.”Instead of protecting the monarchy, these cases generate heightened criticism of the monarchy and Thailand itself,” the letter says. PM Abhisit Vejjajiva will attempt to make sure the law is not abused, but says the monarchy must be protected because it has “immense benefits to the country as a stabilizing force.” Koh Pha-Ngan goes up-market Idyllic Koh Pha-Ngan, once the secret haven and exclusive Full Moon party venue for backpacking ravers, has now taken the definitive step of going up-market by attracting ‘flashpackers’ and aficionados of chic. The monthly descent of the 20,000+ young ravers to Haad Rin Beach to indulge in techno parties with cocktails and drugs may well rapidly become a thing of the past if the developers of five-star Rasananda Resort have their way.
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Additional hotel supply – a double edged sword
by Ms. Ngamjai Jearrajarat Corporate Communications Manager CB Richard Ellis
Over 23,000 four and five star hotel rooms are expected to be completed in Bangkok, Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Kuala Lumpur by the end of 2012, according to a new report published by CBRE Hotels. “The nature of demand for hotels is notoriously volatile, with factors impacting demand as varied as they are unpredictable,” said Mr. Robert McIntosh, Executive Director, CBRE Hotels Asia. “Conversely, forecasting market supply is somewhat easier, despite some uncertainty in construction timeframes.” He believes that a greater choice of options tends to lead to an increase in demand for hotel rooms. “The result is an increase in total tourism expenditure compared to the position if the supply had remained static. This has positive implications for employment, demand for airline seats and expenditure in restaurants and other tourism attractions. However, extra supply does have a negative impact on the performance of existing hotels as occupancy levels and room rates tend to fall leading to decreased profitability.” The graph below shows the percentage changes in supply for each city on an
The actual number of rooms to be added is greatest in Singapore. Although the increase in Hanoi is high in percentage terms it is not substantial in terms of the total number of rooms as indicated in the graph below. Singapore will experience the largest number of addition hotel rooms of the five cities, with nearly 10,000 four and five star rooms expected to open by the end of 2012. Assuming all projects proceed, this represents a 39 percent increase in supply over a relatively short period of time. Hotel supply in Bangkok is expected to increase significantly, with over 6,000 four and five star hotels rooms set to enter the market by the end of 2012. This represents an increase of 26 percent bringing the total supply of four and five star hotels in the city to over 31,000 rooms. “We believe three-star hotels in Bangkok will benefit from cost-cutting measures being employed by both businesses and individual travelers this year,” according to Mr. Nabeel Hussain, Manager of CBRE Research inThailand. “Branded budget hotels, such as the Ibis and All Seasons chains, are well-positioned to take advantage of this trend.” In Vietnam, the existing supply of four and five star hotels in key cities is
supply is expected to total nearly 3,000 rooms representing an increase of 75 percent. Whilst this appears high, the market is growing from a relatively small base of just under 4,000 rooms (Singapore and Bangkok have over 30,000 four and five star rooms each). In Ho Chi Minh City, existing supply of four and five star hotel rooms is expected to increase by 38 percent to reach a total supply of over 7,000 rooms by the end of 2012. The addition of new supply to these cities is essential in promoting further development of the tourism industry and to ensure capacity exists to accommodate future growth of visitor arrivals. This is particularly important in Ho Chi Minh City which currently suffers from a shortage of supply. Finally, the hotel market in Kuala Lumpur will experience a modest increase in hotel rooms to the end of 2012, with the market set to increase by just ten percent to reach 20,400 hotel rooms. While average room rates and occupancy levels are less than those in Singapore, the relatively small increase in supply is unlikely to pose a significant challenge to the market in the next couple of years but it should help boost total tourism revenues. The extent to which the
annual basis. The total percentage increases are shown below.
relatively small compared to other markets. In Hanoi, new four and five star hotel
additional supply will affect hotel performance will vary from market to market. “While
additional supply combined with the current economic climate will likely lead to
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weaker occupancy levels in most markets in the short term, the increase in capacity
will benefit some markets in the long term,” Mr. McIntosh said.
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Comrel at the Wat Pai Lom School & Wat Samed Jarin School in Chantabury
by Peter Thorand
ON 25th of February Brian Tulley and Doug Robinson, under the guidance of the USNL President Peter Thorand. traveled 150km to make donations to two rural schools in the Chantabury area. The first school visited, the Wat Pai Lom School, educates
510 farm workers Children from grades1 through 6. The kids although all very excited were well disciplined for the visitors on arrival. The MSC group donates a large amount of money towards School utensils including pencils, books, coloring pencils and much more including much needed sports equipment.
Moving on they traveled 40km to the next project, the Wat Samed Jiarn School. There, 83 Students where eagerly waiting. Again the MSC group donated School utensils and sports equipment to the kids. Everyone at the school was very impressed with the generosity of the visitors and after a short basketball
game, the kids began to thaw and friendships where formed. On the way back the MSC group visited the famous Wat Chak Yai temple,the area where Taksin the Great started his journey to free the ancient capital of Ayutthaya from the Burmese invaders. Last stop on this trip was
at a Center where raw precious stones are traded, a very impressive place with no security , something you not be able to see in your own Country. They all enjoyed a great seafood meal provided by the USNL, Eastern Seaboard Council prior to a return to Pattaya. A mission well accom-
plished, Thanks to all participants including Capt. Stephen V. Sleem, CDR. Warren Savoie,CDR Joseph R. Davila, LCDR Abdul H. Mernon, LT Chris B. Springer, BMCM Andrew J. Waite, BMC Tarcey D. Coffey, BM1 William J. Flowers, BM 1 Tan Pham, It 1 Betsy B. Jenkins, IT2 Tasia Brick, IT2 Oscar Suggs
Friends of PDA support village in Buriram
by David Garmaise
The Friends of PDA will sponsor a village in Buriram province, as part of the PDA’s Village Development Partnership programme. PDA stands for the Population and Development Community Association, founded by Mechai Viravaidya of Cabbages and Condoms fame. The Friends of PDA is currently raising one million baht for this initiative. The Village Development Partnership is based on community empowerment for income-generating activities and health development. Using an initial contribution from donors, Partnership projects aim to turn the poor into “barefoot entrepreneurs” so that they can earn a living and afford the basic necessities of life. The projects are community-driven (i.e., based on needs identified by the
villagers), community-owned (i.e., run by the villagers), and sustainable (i.e., the businesses continue to run even after the project itself terminates). The Village Development Partnership also promotes environmental sustainability. Each project starts with the planting of a large number of trees. For each tree planted, a contribution is made to a Village Development Bank. Villagers can then apply for loans from the bank to start small businesses. PDA currently operates approximately 360 Village Development Partnership projects in Thailand. Although the Friends of PDA was established as a special interest group of the Pattaya City Expats Club, this initiative is not a formal Club project. Anyone who would like to join the Friends of PDA may do so. More importantly, anyone who wants to contribute to this worthwhile initiative
may do so. Receipts are given for all contributions, with tax receipts provided for contributions of 5,000 baht or more. For further
information, please contact David Garmaise at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stuart Saunders at Stuart21@ gmail.com.
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Raimon Land Mortgage Promotions
Raimon Land has joined hands with several banks to offer home loan promotions with special interest rates to our customers. Bangkok Bank Special Deals on Mortgages
Bangkok Bank is offering attractive interest rate options for customers of Raimon Land. All you need to do is sign a contract with Bangkok Bank within seven days of your loan approval OR apply for Home 1st Credit Protection Insurance and you will be entitled to many benefits including lower interest rates and fee waivers, including the following: 1. A fixed rate or progressive rate at 2% during the mortgage’s first year 2. A fixed 4.25%* interest rate for the first year (normally 4.5%), a fixed 4.5% rate for the second year, followed by a floating
rate of MLR-1% for each year thereafter Raimon Land customers are eligible for loans worth up to 100% of the purchasing price and appraisal value. Bangkok Bank is also offering FREE appraisals (normally Bt 2,500) and is waiving the management fee (normally 0.5% of the total loan amount). The home loans can be for up to 30 years. Special Offer! FREE Bangkok Bank Credit Card when your loan application is approved. For further information please contact the Bangkok Bank Home Loans Specialist Team on 02 237 6680-3. Conditions 1. Special offers will be met if all required documentation is completed and submitted by 31 March, 2009 (the date of the loan interest rate is subject to change). 2. Once the loan application has been approved,
applicants must have the mortgage registered within two months of the application submission date. 3. Special offers are only available to customers obtaining a Bualuang home loan to purchase a residence at any Raimon Land Plc. housing project (excluding land). UOB Home Loan UOB has joined with
Raimon Land to offer home loans to Thais for up to 95% of the appraised value of new residences for all projects. Loans with flexible payback schemes are available from THB500,000 to THB10 million for those who apply before April 30, 2009 and register their mortgage by May 31, 2009. All options are subject to a Minimum Loan Rate (MLR) of 5.25%. 1. A one-year fixed rate mortgage for those with Mortgage Reducing Term Assurance (MRTA) is being
offered at 0.99% per annum (pa) interest for the first three months, 2.79% pa for the remainder of the first year, MLR-1.18% p.a. for the second and third years and then MLR-1% until maturity. 2. One-year fixed rate loans for those with no MRTA are available for 0.99% pa for the first three months, 2.79% pa for the remainder of the first year, MLR-1.18% pa for the second and thord years and then MLR-1% until maturity. 3. Two-year fixed rate mortgages for those with MRTA are being offered at 4.39% interest pa for the first two years, MLR1.18% pa for the third year and then MLR-1% until maturity. 4. Two-year fixed rate loans for those with no MRTA are available for 4.59% pa for the first two years, MLR-1.18% pa for the third year and then MLR-1% until maturity. For more information,
A time for cautious optimism
by Tim Coxon
Considering what the local pundits were forecasting relatively recently in terms of the continuing growth of the Eastern Seaboard industrial sector and its contingent high rental prospects and condo-buying pool of foreign execs, the new year’s Q1 economic stats have brought a more realistic appraisal in its train. This has been further borne out by the considerable contraction and lay-offs in the motor industry nationwide, but particularly in Rayong. With virtually all the major property developments in Pattaya on hold, it looks as if the boom is at least temporarily over. Granted there are some major Pattaya developers still on track: the Beaches appears to be flourishing, as does Ocean’s Edge, the Lofts, North Point and the Cove, I have it on good authority that Heights Holdings is speeding things up on its major 8-storey condo and hi-rise developments, so as to complete ahead of schedule. However, buying before completion has most definitely lost a considerable amount of its lustre and the Bangkok Bank is no longer lending to foreigners. Raimon Land has put on hold all the new projects it originally planned to start
in 2009, and is apparently reviewing its development strategy after the resignation of its CEO, Nigel Cornick, in March and CBRE has closed its Pattaya office. Indeed, the Thai resorts in general have not fared well in the current economic climate, condo sales have hit rock bottom according to most authoritative sources, like the Real Estate Information Centre. Its director, Samma Kitsin, asserts that many foreign buyers have forfeited their deposits on 20-30% of booked units. In Pattaya, the Russian glamour has paled consequent upon Russia’s economic woes and many CSI purchasers have tried to return their condo units to the real estate agents or developers, being unable to maintain payments. The continuing depreciation of the pound sterling has done nothing to improve matters, property for Brits now costing up to 50% more than six months ago. Forecasts of further contractions of the Western economies and now Australia, have meant that many expats and second/holiday home owners are trying to liquidate their properties to raise cash. Of course, the wise investor would counsel against this short-sighted approach as
property is likely to remain considerably more stable than currencies in the short term. Indeed, patience would appear to be the key as regards what to do with property that is already owned, particularly that which has been paid off and isn’t dependent on the current instability of the mortgage lending sector. The best policy seems to be to hold on to whatever concrete assets you currently possess. Now the good news is that there is a note of cautious optimism among Thai investors, spurred by the recent bank rate cut, substantial fall in oil prices and the governmental Bt115 billion stimulus package, which included tax relief, particularly to the property sector, cash handouts and transport subsidies. The total stimulus package amounted to Bt300 billion. According to a survey conducted by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce the Thailand Consumer Confidence Index rose for the second consecutive month in January. It had previously reached a low in November at 74.2, but December and January saw more favourable figures of 74.8 and 75.2, respectively. Thailand’s biggest house builder, Land &
Houses LH.BK, apparently did quite well out of Q4, 2008, too, announcing a
please contact any UOB branch or call 02 661 4900 during office hours. LH Bank Mortgages for Non-Thais Raimon Land has
partnered with LH Bank to offer mortgages to foreigners wishing to purchase condominiums in certain projects. The home loans are available to foreigners aged not over 50 years for up to 50% of the purchasing price or appraisal valuation (whichever is lower). Loans of up to 5 million Baht are available for a maximum of 15 years with interest rates fixed at 3.25% for the first 18 months, and then LH Bank’s MLR 1.00% until the end of the contract. For more information, please contact the following people: - Mr. Kittipol Chailapo Tel: 02 359 0000 ext 4205 2.8% profit rise, aided by a higher gross margin on condominiums and property tax savings. So all is not doom and gloom, but don’t become too optimis-
Email: kittipolc@lhbank. co.th Miss Salukluetai Teeradatepong - Tel: 02 359 0000 ext 4202 Email: email@example.com - Mr. Setthawut Wisetso - Tel: 02 359 0000 ext 4208 Email: setthawutw@ lhbank.co.th Loans for Non-Thais from Advance Finance Raimon Land has partnered
with Advance Finance to offer our foreign customers loans to buy units at The Lofts Yennakart. The loans are available for a maximum of 20 years and for a total of up to 80% of the appraisal value with the interest rate set at Advance Finance’s MLR + 1% For more information, please contact Khun Lalichat Panngam on 02 626 2429 or lpanngam@advancefin. com or visit Advance Finance’s website at www. advancefin.com tic, the full impact of the global economic tsunami has yet to hit Asian economies and political unrest continues. But at least let’s hope.
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by katy grubb ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas’ is based on an award-winning novel of the same name by Irish author John Boyne. Directed by Mark Herran, the story initially explores the Holocaust through the eyes of a young child Bruno (Asa Butterfield) and then later through the eyes of his parents (David Thewlis and Vera Farmiga). Bruno is a young boy growing up in 1940’s Berlin. His father is a Nazi official but Bruno is (as most young children are) oblivious to what actually does. When his father is appointed as the commandant of a concentration camp, the family are forced to leave Berlin and move to a house on the outskirts of the camp separated from the camp by a barbed wire fence. Here Bruno befriends a boy around the same age called Shmuel (Jack Scanlon) who lives on the other side of the fence. Despite the fact that the two children are separated by the barbed wire,
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My review of ‘The boy in the striped pyjamas’ they grow to be very close friends. Both children are bewildered at their new surroundings and are innocent to the reality of the evil that surrounds them. However as
Bruno ventures on a journey of self-discovery, he begins to piece together the meaning of events, which his family
never really explained to him. ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas’ is the horrifying, wrenching story of what happens when innocence meets pure wickedness with devastating consequences. Some of the major criticisms of the film are concerned with gaping innaccuracies within the story compared to the actual historical events, regardless of the fact that characters within the story are fictitious. As a Holocaust scholar myself, I agree that many events within the story couldn’t possibly have taken place, particularly as it is strongly hinted throughout the film that the camp in the story is
Is Bangkok really a cheaper place to live than London? by katy grubb
It has long been a belief amongst British ex-pats that a major advantage about living in Thailand over living in the United Kingdom is that Thailand is a far less expensive place to live. However even if this ever has been the case, is it still true today? Not according to my research! The main reason ex-pats and tourists feel this way is that in Thailand, you have very easy access to buy fake-products, from ‘designer’ clothes and watches, to ipods and illegal dvds. It is also possible to eat very cheaply as well, by only eating at road-side food stalls. You could probably get by on just a few hundred baht a day if you had to. Yet on the other hand, isn’t it also equally possible to live very cheaply in the UK if you survived on food stalls and only ever bought fake products? The big difference I can see is that in Britain it is far more difficult to get away with trafficking phoney products. In Thailand, the police generally turn a blind eye to markets selling illegal DVDs etcetera, whereas in the UK if you attempted to sell pirate DVDs in broad daylight, chances are you’d get arrested. Even if you do only buy from market stalls it will be obvious to most ex-pats by now that if you are foreign, the market traders automatically assume that you can afford to pay more, as ludicrous as it may sound the colour of your skin determines what your financial circumstances are. Lets assume however that you chose not to live through the Thai black-market system and instead chose to shop at reputable stores and eat at reputable restaurants, would it still be possible to live comparatively cheaper than to the UK? Read the chart below (the Thai Baht has been converted into the British Sterling) that illustrates the huge difference between UK prices and Thai prices:
meant to be based on the real camp Auschwitz. If you wanted to, you could easily go through the film with a fine-tooth comb and highlight any number of historical innaccuracies, such as: - The majority of the children under 15 years were murdered immediately upon arrival, and the very few that weren’t, were kept in another section of the camp away from the adults. - The fence was electrified so it would have been impossible for Bruno to crawl through the hole under the fence. - There would have been a brick-wall surrounding the commandant’s property separating it from the rest of the camp. Etcetera! However I feel it would be wrong for the cynical viewer to allow these flaws of logic to interfere with the message the film is sending us, which is as relevant today as it ever was at the time the story
was set. Ultimately this film is about the ability to treat others with the humanity, tolerance, kindness and
respect that everybody needs and deserves. This is an important film that everybody should see.
Nokia N95 I-Phone 16g Book Pro 17 Inch Paperback Book (Same) Hello Magazine Elle Magazine Bottle Of Nurofen Tin Of Baked Beans Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Sauvignon Blanc Electrolux Ewn1499 Washing Machine
263.95 391.45 1,949.00 7.99 2.00 3.50 10.28 .59 3.80 9.48 749.00
405.80 649.84MAC 1,997.97 10.00 8.50 9.60 6.66 3.49 12.1 14.95 1,026.98
Levis 501 (Legal)
Bottle Of Semi-Skimmed Milk Mercedes C180
TickEts For Chicago Show Tickets For Beyonce
Can Of Coca Cola
Jimmy Choo (Grant Model) Petrol Per Litre
Kellogs Cornflakes (250g) Twinings Tea Bags
Two Bedroom Riverside Apartment (Lombard Rd Battersea) (Sathorn)
This table suggests that when buying legitimate products legally here in Thailand, often the price of the same product is a great deal cheaper in Britain. Therefore depending on the lifestyle you wish to live, Thailand can work out extremely pricey, going directly against the common misconception that Thailand is a low-cost place to live and work.
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You can sell your home in this market
by Khun Dee
Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot sell your home in today’s market. Brush aside the monotonous forebodings of doomsayers— those in Pattaya as well as on the world stage. You already know that international financial markets are in a crisis, that the world’s leading economies are in turmoil, and that stock markets globally seem to be in a freefall. None of that precludes you from successfully selling your house or condo. Yes, money is tight. The economic outlook is bleak— at least for the short term. Housing sales have slumped while inventories of unsold homes have climbed. What does all that mean to you? Only that you must try harder. Your challenge is to stand out from the crowd. To attract solvent buyers. To go beyond what is necessary to prepare your home for market. Study other offerings on the market, then go and compete. Keep in mind that recessionary factors may not adversely affect many of those who are searching for homes in Naklua, Pattaya, Jomtien and surrounding
areas. A good number of such prospects already have the necessary cash to purchase your home; they are not depending on a lender for financing. Your target shoppers are those who already have a nest egg, those who have recently sold their homes either here or in their home country, and those whose AAA credit rating qualify them for loans. Many in that last category are lured to the property market by falling prices and low rate loans; they’re looking for bargains. To attract buyers of any ilk it’s vital that you take an objective look at your house or condo. Does it compare favorably with surrounding homes or is it essentially the same? Your unbiased analysis will help determine your asking price based on the value of your home relative to others of equal size and quality in your immediate area. Take careful stock of what other home owners are offering... and how much they are asking. Visit as many homes as possible. Determine if they have been remodeled recently. How many square meters? How many bedrooms and baths? Are their kitchens
similar to yours? How does the curb appeal of your house stack up against that of others? Try to detach yourself from your prejudices and discern how each of those homes compares with yours, and figure out how you can improve or upgrade your home to meet or exceed the pack. It’s a Competition. Compete. When you’ve completed your exploration of competing homes on the market, find out what comparable homes have sold for in the last few months. Then figure out how much your home might be worth to a prospective buyer. Discuss that price with your agent—or several agents. Would you pay that much for your home in this market? Or would you make an offer on another home? Once you’ve reached a consensus on what you feel is the current market price of your home, reduce that number to below market. Buyers are looking for a deal; offer them a bargain. If you want to sell your home now, you must make your offer attractive. If you are not happy with such a low price (or even less), you should elect to take your home off the market for now
The IT Guru
I hope that answers your question and harmony can be restored in the staff room.
by Richard Bunch Q. I am a teacher at an International school; we have a lot of computers both for the admin and also a number of computer labs for teaching. I noticed that most of these were being left switched on all the time, thinking that this was wasting electricity I brought this up at a staff meeting. A heated argument developed and no conclusion was reached so the status quo remains, what would your professional opinion be? Nancy, Bangkok A. There are arguments both for and against this as you discovered at your staff meeting. My opinion is that as a rule of thumb they should be left switched on, this certainly applies to servers and I would include desktops in this bracket too. However, do make sure that these computers are adequately protected by a good quality UPS that will not only provide time for a structured shutdown if needed in the event of a total power failure but also provide clean regulated power at all times. Although less common now than it used
to be we still see computers that have been ‘cooked’ as a result of a brownout when the computer was connected to raw mains, so always use a UPS. Modern computers will go into a low power mode when not used, starting a computer draws considerable power during this phase and is one of the most stressful times for your computer, by all means though turn the monitor off. As regards notebooks and netbooks, these of course run on battery and the battery is charged through a power supply that provides the correct voltage and again clean power. The battery negates the need for a UPS to perform a structured shutdown if necessary and the power supply also makes a UPS redundant for power conditioning, as to whether they should be left switched on all the time, the answer is probably not. It is a good idea anyway to allow the battery to fully discharge from time to time and even though they are becoming increasingly common as a desktop replacement I would still turn them off when practicable.
and wait until the financial climate improves. Inflated pricing is the number one reason most properties fail to sell. The number two reason is the condition of the home. Should you decide to press on with the sale, start the real work now. First, depersonalize your home, get rid of the clutter, improve the curb appeal, tend to the front and back yards, and get your agent’s advice on what changes should be made and must be made. All basic repairs and improvements must be made before going to market. Nothing repels buyers faster than neglected landscaping, a front door with peeling paint, loose cupboard doors with missing hardware, faded walls, and discolored faucets. Most such repairs are easy and cost little. If you are lax about such obvious minor defects, prospects visiting your home will conclude that you have neglected major maintenance as well. Tend to all repairs, renovations and upkeep, and if necessary, apply a coat of paint inside and out. Once your home is on the market, keep it spotless and neat—ready to be shown at a moment’s notice. You
Q. My PC which is a desktop has started to make a noise, this has been getting progressively worse over the past few weeks and unless I switch it of it keeps me awake. It still works even though it is not in its prime, probably being around 4 to 5 years old. I am a pensioner on a limited budget and have been hit hard by the exchange rate so my available cash to do anything is virtually nil, that being the case I have been reluctant to take it for service. Can you advise me please? Harold B, Jomtien A. OK Harold, you haven’t tried to describe the noise so it makes a diagnosis rather tricky so I will provide some general thoughts and advice. Noises are usually from either a case fan or CPU fan that is about to expire, so beware if the noise suddenly stops but the PC continues to work then one of the cooling fans is probably not working and the PCF’s components are likely to ‘cook’ so immediate corrective action should be sought. Other sources of noise can be from CD/DVD drives as well as hard disks, the latter is potentially the most serious
as it could render your data inaccessible, so you should backup immediately, and once again I am a firm advocate of performing regular backups even if the PC is only used for pleasure, this should be to removable media that can be stored separately; this not only protects you in the event of a hard disk failure but also against loss as a result of theft. The age your PC is, frankly it could be any of the above that is the culprit, but I strongly recommend you to at least have the cause professionally investigated, you can then make an informed decision as to what to do, and you may be pleasantly surprised that 1,000 Baht or thereabouts is all that is needed. Q. I recently went home to the States and during this time my son loaned my printer to a neighbour. I didn’t mind him doing that but the printer was bought in the States and ran on 100V, I had a transformer plugged into the socket to drop the voltage. My son though didn’t give my neighbour this and when he plugged it in, the inevitable bang occurred. The estimate for repairs is 2,600 Baht, which my neighbour refuses to pay as he says it wasn’t his fault. Anyway I need a printer and wondered
want as many visitors as possible to increase chances for a sale. Your real estate agent should be able to stop by any time with an interested buyer. Passersby who see your ‘For Sale’ sign should be welcome, days and evenings. You can further improve the appeal of your home by bringing in a professional interior decorator. He or she can brighten your home, make it look warm and inviting, and help you remove clutter and depersonalize your space. Prospective homebuyers want to picture their family in the home, not yours; a home full of family photos, kids toys, personal souvenirs, etc., will not show off the potential of your home. An impartial consultant can also provide observations on your home’s overall charm, color schemes, offensive odors, etc. On the topic of odors, remember to keep your pets contained during a real estate showing. If you have a cat or two, make sure that the litter box is always clean. Pet owners tend to get used to the odors caused by their pets and litter boxes and it is important that you remember to clean it every day. Bad smells
can make a bad impression on a prospective buyer. If you have a dog, take it for a walk during a showing, tie it up outside, or put it in a kennel temporarily. A recent survey indicated that 60 percent of people are afraid of or allergic to animals. In any event, air out your home adequately and do what is need to eliminate all odors. Remember, in a slow market a qualified real estate agent is crucial to get your home sold. Yes, you can list your home ‘for sale by owner’ using the internet and local print publications, but nothing beats the experience provided by a knowledgeable agent who is able to tend to all your needs in a professional manner in order to sell your home. The process can be stressful in this market and may take time, but you can be successful if you do your research, prepare properly, and remain patient, reasonable and flexible. There are buyers out there yearning to own a piece of paradise The key is finding them with the help of your estate agent, and getting them to fall in love with your home at your price. Do that and you will sell your home.
what your opinion was?
110V and 220V so no problem if you return home. If you need any further information, you’re welcome to call into my Office located on Sukhumvit Road (next door to Pattaya Today Newspaper). I am also happy to see you personally, but to avoid a wasted journey it is best to telephone me first on 08 3540 5220 as I am often out at client sites these days. Send your questions and to contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also visit our website www.itsthailand.org
A. I have seen this happen many a time, sometimes the damage is easily fixed and quite cheaply on other occasions it is uneconomic. You haven’t said the type of printer it was or how old it was but if it is a low to middle end one and over 12 months old then you would probably be better off buying a replacement, particularly as technology will have progressed since your purchase. Also you’ll find that a lot of the models on sale will work happily on
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Protect Your Real Estate Investment Stories about homes, condos or businesses bought by foreigners in their sweetheart’s name and then losing their investment later when the relationship went sour are legendary. Often these misfortunes are the result of unrealistic expectations on the part of the foreigner, yet other failings are due to circumstances the foreigner never contemplated. Regardless, the financial loss can be severe. Learn from the plights of others to prevent this situation from happening to you. The following examples are not contrived. These basic scenarios are real and some have occurred many times. Jared purchased a home in a gated village and lived with his girlfriend Poi for over a year. Their cohabitation was observed by the security guards. Eventually Jared, who had not yet retired, obtained temporary employment in another country. Before leaving he gave Poi 60,000 baht spending money for the three months he would be away and sent her to her village until his return. Only gone two weeks he received an email from a friend stating Poi and her family had moved into the house. Jared immediately phoned Poi and questioned how she got
in since he never gave her a key. “I tell guard I lose key. He change lock,” she replied. Because the security guard saw Jared and Poi living together for months they never questioned helping Poi get into her home. Besides, the home was legally Poi’s since it was titled in her name. Poi had a new boyfriend by the time Jared returned to Thailand and he lost his investment with no recourse. Lesson #1: Never title real estate in a girlfriend’s name. Consider titling property in your wife’s name if you are ‘legally’ married, meaning you have filed marriage papers at an Ampur and not just had the Buddhist wedding ceremony (which does NOT make you ‘legally’ married), but never ever title real estate to someone not ‘legally’ married to you. Lesson #2: If you are not married DO NOT give the impression to the public that you are. Doing this leaves you susceptible to a variety of troubles besides the one depicted in Jared’s story. In another example, Tom married Gait and built a home in her village. Gait gave birth to two children and her widowed mother also moved in. Then Tom received a well-paying job
offer and decided it would be wise to go back to work for several years. He took his family with him and planned to return to their Thai home when he retired. While away, mom could live there and take care of the place. Not long after they left Gait’s mother found a Thai boyfriend and allowed him to move in. One day Tom’s wife discovered her mother had attempted to transfer the property into her name by filing legal papers claiming her daughter and son-in-law had left Thailand and abandoned the house. To date, Tom has stopped this theft of his property, but at great inconvenience and considerable expense since he has to save his ownership while living half way around the world. Jack did everything correctly. He and his wife, Doi, bought a home and legally registered the title using the ‘holding company’ option. For three years they enjoyed their new home. Then one day a man came to their door and requested Jack pay rent. Jack told the man he had the wrong address, that the home was his. He soon found out Doi had a gambling addiction he was unaware of. During afternoon shopping trips she included some gambling and ran up a debt of 500,000
baht. To make payment Doi signed over their two million Baht home to the creditor. How was she able to do it? Jack acquired the documents and found they were signed “Jackie”, the name Doi called him, instead of his legal name, Jonathan. Although the forged signature did not match his, it had been accepted and he didn’t own his home anymore. For Jack and Doi to continue living in the home the creditor required they pay rent or get out. Lesson #3: Keep your title and ALL legal documents under lock and key check on them periodically.
No foreigner is invulnerable. Sam purchased some land and titled it in his wife’s name. A year later her sister asked to borrow 500,000 baht. Determining the sister didn’t have sufficient income to pay off 500,000 baht within two years they decided to limit her to 200,000 baht and put up the land as collateral. Sister was to make her payments directly to the bank. When the loan matured Sam found out no payments had been made when the bank sent notice they would foreclose if the loan was not retired immediately. Sam had no choice but to pay the
200,000 baht plus interest. He then sent his wife to her village to see what she could work out with her sister. The sister promised to pay them 3,000 baht per month, but Sam questions whether he will ever get all his money back. He says he believes the sister means well, but her lack of steady income will make keeping her promise extremely difficult. Keep all real estate title documents in a secure place and be realistic in your expectations. Don’t create a situation where it is easy for you, or someone you love, to make a costly mistake.
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: email@example.com Quick Tip With hotter temperatures already upon us, more and more Pattaya residents are using their air conditioners. So this would be a good time to check all doors and windows to ensure they are airtight. To help keep hot air out and cool air in, apply caulk and add or replace weather stripping. This can substantially help reduce the amount of energy you use—cutting your utility bills by 10 to 20 percent or more. Water Meter Matter I recently received a water bill showing almost twice my normal monthly usage. I have an underground reservoir at my property, complete with inlet ball valve. Occasionally the ball valve emits a shrill hissing/ whistling noise even when the tank is full. On one such occasion I checked the water meter and found it to be whizzing round at great speed, yet no water was being delivered. Now whilst I suspect the intermittent fault may be with the meter, I cannot check it myself, because (a) it’s illegal, and (b) I would not know what I would be looking for. I appreciate that we have the odd water shortages now and again in Pattaya, but I would not have thought that air alone would cause the meter to record at all, let alone at such a high speed. Your advice would be very much appreciated. Wally Cook Sorry to say, Wally, that it seems either you have a leak somewhere or your meter has failed, in which case you need to have it checked. As far as I know, the Provincial Waterworks Authority will check for leaks but not for meter problems. If I were you, I would call them (telephone: 1662) and report a leak—even if you cannot identify said leak. On the other hand, I believe that if you call and report a faulty meter, the onus would be on you to have it checked out by a professional of your choosing and at your expense.. Tile in All We just relocated to Sri Racha from Canada, Andy, and our condo has tile floors
in all the rooms. I’ve never had tile floors before, so I would like your advice on proper care of tile flooring. That is to say, how often must I wash and wax? Should I use any special cleansers? Etc. Thank you. Vanessa from Vancouver No need to ever wax, Vanessa. Just sweep and mop daily and your floor will stay clean and shiny. Mop floors with clear water or just a dash of liquid dish soap. Be sure to change the water when it gets cloudy. Too much soap or dirty water will make floors dull or sticky. Don’t use scrub pads on tile floors or you might scratch them. Sieves and Stains I have two questions for you, Andy .Firstly I am trying to buy a garden sieve, common in the U.K. but apparently unheard of in Pattaya. All I keep being offered are smallish very shallow ones bricklayers use for sieving sand. Alternately, have you any ideas on where to buy a small piece of strong steel mesh so I can make one for myself? I need something that is not too fine to separate stones from the sandy soil. My second question is how to remove some stains from a white vinyl sofa. I left some mirrors with wooden backing on the sofa for too long. Now we have pink stains that I cannot remove. I suspect some type of shellac is on the wood. Gordon the Gordie If you can’t find the kind of sieve you are looking for at garden shops or home centers, they probably are not available in the Pattaya area, Gordon. I would suggest that you look for a large kitchen sieve—either metal or plastic--used for washing veggies. If that doesn’t work for you, then stop by Santhi Houseware (the large hardware store Pattaya Klang across from Foodland). They carry various sizes of metal screen mesh that will allow you to make a sifter to your specifications. Your pinkstained vinyl is a more difficult problem, mainly because the stain was allowed to remain so long already. At this point you might try a risky procedure
that could harm the vinyl: Apply nail-polish remover to the stain only (do not spread it around). Quickly wipe it off and blot the area dry. Then wipe with a light coat of synthetic turpentine or mineral spirits using a white cloth or white paper towels. Let it sit for a minute or two, then wash with detergent and water, rinse and wipe dry. Test in an inconspicuous spot first. WARNING: turpentine or mineral spirits must be used only in a well-ventilated room; avoid skin contact and breathing fumes, and make sure there is no flame, spark, or burning cigarette in the area. Andy’s Helpers Andy, as an intrepid nest-builder and fix-it guy and a regular reader of your column, I’ve learned a lot from your suggestions. Thank you very big. Couple’a comments: 1. I found a product for easy removal of glue, chewing gum, and other gunky stuff and it doesn’t affect finished surfaces (better test first anyway), called GOOF-OFF. It’s available at the local True Value store (South Sukhumvit across from the Tesco Lotus / Factory Stores). 2. Bar soap works to unstick stubborn zippers but it is a temporary fix; pencil lead or graphite will stain fabrics.
A better solution is white lithium-soap cream (Lubriplate). Works great on zippers, latches and zillions of home and car applications; it’s water, heat and laundry resistant, non staining, and dust doesn’t stick to it. Trouble is I can’t find it in Pattaya. 3. Any idea who sells lithium soap lubricant here? 4. BTW, for us fix-it-
freaks, the True Value store is well worth a walk-through. They stock a lot of western hardware, parts, tools and goodies not available in other stores here. Thaibobby Thanks, Bobby, and allow me to echo your praise of True Value. I appreciate your input on Goof-Off (a
product which is new to me) and on using lithium soap for problem zippers. To answer your question, lithium lubricant is available at your favorite hardware store: True Value. They’ve got two or three selections (one comes replete with a grease gun). --Handy Andy
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Barracuda bonanza day
by Mike Gerrard Last week the skipper advised us that the tides would be early this week, so it was up at 4.00am to round everybody up and get down to the harbour. This was no joke after staying up late to watch my lifetime favourite football team get hammered at home. (Not going to tell you who they are. You will laugh). Lets just say they are holding the rest of the premier league up. Never mind, the sea was as calm as I have ever seen it, but you could tell this was going to be a hot day. There was a mist, which was obvious it was a heat mist. So our Old sea dog of a captain took us to new pastures today and sure enough there were lots of fish creating a mass confusion for smaller fry all around. It did not take long for the all of us to reel in some GARFISH, and BARRACUDA. When these toothy blighters are about the other species beat a hasty retreat
(or try to). We let the skipper get the hook out of these. Later on about lunch time the tides turned, as they inevitably do and so it was off to more usual fishing grounds to reel in a few bags full of the smaller species. These smaller varieties may not be too big, but boy do they make a nice pan fry meal? By 4.00pm most of the crew were hot and tired and it was generally agreed that back to harbour was the order to the skipper, where we sat and enjoyed a beer or two at the beach bar whilst
the kitchen staff cleaned and prepared our catch ready to take home. All agreed it had been a nice day in paradise. LUVVLY JUBBLY. Anyone interested in going out with at any time, please give me a call on 087 091 7565 or if you wish to charter a boat for your own party you can call me or go to the PSC clubhouse and fill out a registration form. If you are members of the PSC you will enjoy good discounts. Deposits are required. TIGHT LINES CHAPS!
Psc golf from tropical bert”s
by Derek Brook Things were busy this Friday morning at Bert’s with two groups of golfers putting away their breakfasts before heading out for a match play contest and a stableford round. Friday golf has been started at Tropical Bert’s to support their match play team and provide a second day of golf for the regulars. The match play team was off to Crystal Bay to take on the team of Tony’s Tigers while the rest of us traveled up the motorway to have another go at the challenging Pleasant Valley course. While work continues at Pleasant Valley, the course
was found in very good condition and the small but dedicated group of golfers were around in good time and some good scores The winner was Steve Hampstad scoring 39 points off his 12 handicap
followed by John Vincent, 19, with 36 points. We have this course scheduled again
Three Sisters Golf
by Paul E. Donahue “March came in like a lion with several smashbash thunderstorms but not on this 3rd of March at the Pattaya Country Club as the Three Sisters gang took to the fairways. Again teeing off at 0630 the groups moved
around the course with no holdups to speak of. A single and a twosome were allowed to move through but that was it. The weather was great and toward the finish some nice clouds appeared to cool off the sun. There was no repeat of the miracle score of last
in a couple of weeks and all are looking forward attacking it again. Back at Bert’s we lit into tall cool ones and Bert’s Scotch Eggs, Sausage Rolls, and sandwiches while we awaited the Match Play teams. Word soon came that they were on the way and soon the matches were being rehashed and plans made for the rematch in a couple of months. With four of the ten matches going to the last two holes it was a close match with Tropical Bert’s winning out over Tony’s Tigers 6 to 4. The individual match results will be reported by the MBMG Matchplay League.
week and our regular at the top was Bob Benda with a 35 followed by Walt Straub with a 32. The group retired to Caddy Shack II where Herbie Ishinaga provided regular and “spicy” sausages to be consumed with a variety of beverages to include Diet Coke?, San Miguel Lite and Heineken beer.”
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Shawn the Big Triple header Winner A larger then average turnout February 22nd led to the lads playing 3, 5 inning games instead of the usual Sunday double header. Although some believed it was done as a ploy by yours truly to increase sausage and hamburger sales by the lovely (and multi-talented) ICE, it occurred because some guys were left on the sidelines in game 1, and also because Perry and his band of happy hitters beat Diego’s Dirty Dogs boys by more then 10 runs (which prompted the mercy rule). The only undefeated softballer on the day was Shawn from San Diego, who happily moved teams for game 2 and 3 (he should have bought a lottery ticket). It was a thrilling day of softball overall, and we hope you will think about joining us for some exercise and laughs next Sunday on the diamond. For game summaries and starting line ups, read on. Game 1 A reoccurring theme played out during game 1 of Sunday softball. The stronger team on paper, namely, Diego’s Dirty Dogs, got overconfident, and proceeded to get
thrashed. Perry’s Priceless Prats played a consistent game, with key hits from: Mike, Rick, Brian, Shawn, and back to back home runs from Rhys. They also played solid defense, and kept the Dogs at Bay. Perry’s team started out well with 3 runs in the first and second inning, but it was the third inning that proved to be the dagger in the dogs’ dongs. The 8 run onslaught, with homers from Perry, Rhys, and big blasts from Ernie, John Stockton and Rocky, was too much for the Dirty dogs to handle. They went down with merely a whimper, getting bagelled in the fifth, to lose convincingly 17 to 6. Game 2 Smarting from the loss, the Dogs made some favorable scratches. They lost the Thai guy “Bomb” who is much more comfortable with teak in his hands then he is with aluminum. Spot moved to DH , so that Phil could captain the infield at short stop. Diego decided to pitch, and the dogs traded for Shawn, giving the Prats both Josh and John CF (with Tomee taking 5 innings off for un-
disclosed reasons. Hey, he only drove here from Chang Mai, why should he play all the games? ). To start the second the wind picked up and was howling toward the plate, ensuring a defensive struggle. The Dogs started strongly, managing their anger well with strong smashes from the regulars: Phil, Scott, Peter, Diego, and the new breed of young English lads, Alex and Matt. They took a 4 to 1 lead into the second inning and never looked back. Perry’s priceless ones showed why they are still a force, scoring 3 in the bottom of the last and leaving 2 stranded. Scotty’s full stretch running grab in left field sealed the win for the Dogs, who were happily barking, (and drinking), awaiting for the grudge match (game 3). Game 3 The finale was a tough see-saw battle, with the team with the least amount of errors, eventually earning the victory. A solo home run by Rick started the Prats off right in the first inning. But, the Dogs showed they still had both bark and bite left, scoring 3 in the bottom of the
inning. Perry’s team clawed back though in the third, scoring 5 runs to tie it at six. But the Dogs again forged ahead, with 2 runs in the bottom of the third and fourth innings. The solid defense by the
Vol. 8 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2009 Dogs was the deciding factor, as they shut out the Prats in the last two innings, to win the game, set and match, 10 -6. It was yet another super Sunday of Softball at our home in Jomtiem., We extend an invitiation to all arm-chair athletes, weekend
warriors, has beens, and never wases to join us on the Diamond. Once there you are guaranteed to get yelled out, earn a muscle pull or two, and to temporarily humiliate yourself at the plate. But you will definitely have fun in the process! So see you on the mound some Sunday soon.
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Golf From The Cafe Kronborg
by Derek Brook Treasure Hill ( Stableford) The Treasure Hill Golf and Country Club was Host to a Stableford Competition in two Flights with the cut at Handicap 18. Richard Kubicki took the A Flight with 36 points ahead of a countback for second, third and fourth, with Brian Gabe second, Doug Maiko third and Mike Allidi fourth, all with 34 points. Carol Kubicki took the B Flight with 38 points ahead of Leif Kirkegaarde second with 35 points, Jesper Rasmusson third with 34 points on a countback over Bjorn Kristjohannson in fourth. Near Pin Henry O’Brien Alain Taddai Carole Kubicki Dave Richardson Long Put Sirkka Puik-
konen John Ostrom Thursday The 26th February 2009: Pleasant Valley ( Stableford) This is one of the most discussed Courses around at the moment and it raises strong like’s and dislike’s. One of the problems is that it is too tight and if you have a fade you can play it well, until the 18th !!., when you need a draw. I have played the 18th twice and have yet to get a point. Also quite surprisingly have not actually hit a ball out of bounds, just lucky I suppose. The split in many respects seems to be between the ‘Better’ Golfers and those not as good. Most of the better Golfers seem to like it, so it says a lot. Many of the higher Golfers have need of a cart and the Course does not let the Golfer drive to the ball, so some cannot play it. Me?, it is not one of my favourite Courses, but being a ‘Fader of the Ball’ I seem to play it well so we have hope. The front nine is in good condition, with the greens a little slow, the back nine still has work to be done on it so is not as ‘Clean’ On this day we were off on time,even though
Juicy gerrard scrambles to victory
some of us were left ‘Cartless’ for a while at the temporary Clubhouse as another Competition was ahead of us, still once off we were able to play at some speed. That is just as quick as ‘The Birdspotters’ could manage. It is amazing how many different types of
birds are on these Courses, and how long you can spend watching them, and still get around in under 4 hours. The Temporary Clubhouse is quite rural, with small changing rooms and limited shower and toilet facilities. Still as the Competition before us were there in force we found a quiet back room, and the food was quite surprisingly good. In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the still not sure about the Course scribe, Derek Brook, slipped in with a good 38 points and still not a point on the 18th. Just behind was the ‘Birdspotter’ Walter Bachli with
Derek Brook 37 points in second. In third and still playing well as he has for the last few weeks was Richard Kubicki with 36 points and in fourth was Elias Magnusson with 35 points. In the B Flight the winner was Leif Kirkegaarde with 39 points ahead of Per Anders Karlsen in second with 38 points. In third was ‘The Admiral’, Dave Richardson with 34 points ahead of Carole Kubicki in fourth with 33 points. T.T.F.N. Near Pin Finn Olsen Derek Brook Elias Magnussen Wayne Koch Long Put Jeff Warner Per Anders Karlsen
by Mike Gerrard As we set off from the Mountain 1st hole today we wondered whether we would be able to get a full game in. The weather was very wet and it looked certain to stay for a long while. So after not having time to loosen up, before starting, my drive ended up on the 9th fairway. My second was supposed to be on the 9th tee so as to chip over the trees to the 1st green. Think again MacDuff. After shanking the shot in to the ditch behind the 1ST GREEN on LAKES course (still in bounds by the way) I was playing 5 to the green on Mountain course. This I managed to do and after two putts recorded a 7. 3 over to start a stroke play medal round. The rain was still quite heavy, so after waiting for about 15 minutes under shelter there appeared a break in the clouds. The gamble paid off. Slowly the rain clouds dispersed and from then on it was glorious weather, except that it is now getting a little humid. Moaning old sod aint I. The rest of the game is as exactly what the headlines say. After another triple bogey on the 16th par 3, plus another couple of silly holes, but with a lot of pars. The scribe came in with a nett 72 to win the day. Two shots behind was the ever consistent GARY BLACKBURNE (nett 74) who shared second place with PATRICK BROWN (nett 74). Our other player in the group (HUGH BYRNE) did not fair so well to day, but after 18 holes of great fun and rivalry we finished all square on the fourball better ball match, AFTER Hugh’s game saving putt on the last.
“MARCH” 2009 Golfing Schedule for the TRGG
(Please note that this list is provisional and is subject to alteration) Monday
16th Mountain Shadow
17th St. Andrews
Tuesday 24th Greenwood
Saturday 28th Green Valley
But what does all that matter when you see his lovely wife come to join us and help with the lucky draw. Once again she did not pull mine out (or her husbands). We welcomed some new players today from Italy and Ireland (Their flags are the same colour you know, but in a different order) and for the first time every player came back to TOY’S BAR for the presentation. This was bad news for the victors of the day. After paying for the first drink out of the registration fees for the day, and deducting the value of the technical prizes and lucky draw, we were left with 350 baht to pay the first three places. 150 Baht to the winner and 100 baht to the two second placed guys. Never mind the management of TOY’S BAR (as always on monthly medal day) donated two small bottles of white wine for the victor of the day. LUVVLY JUBBLY. Once again our dear regular friend GIORGIO BACCIOLI donated a voucher (value 500 Baht) for his beautiful restaurant TRATTATORIA (on Pratamnuk Road Jomtien), which was won by CATHAL DONAGHUE, who also won one of the near pin technical prizes. The other technical prizes went to: - MIKE GERRARD and GIORGIO BACCIOLI. The lucky draw golf balls went to TOMA FRANCESCO and TOM BRESLYN. Next week its back to stapleford play at 12.00 noon. Call me on 087 091 7565 if you would like to join in the fun.
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Golf From Tropical Bert’s Beach Bar by Derek Brook It is the end of the Month again at Bert’s, and that old carrot, The Alan Bolton Golfer of the Month, comes to the fore. This month there were
of the later starters were a touch tardy so the wait was a long one, and the results were interesting. Back at Bert’s all were waiting and most were tuck-
Winners and Second in each Flight
only 4 players with a chance to win and Frank Pilkington lead Steve Hamstad by three points and was thus a strong favourite. Steve had to win
ing into Bert’s Golfers Special, Steak Pie, Chips, Gravy etc, and tasty it was after a day on the Course, thanks Bert and Pu for the thought.
Perry The PSC Golf Chairman presents to Steve
his Flight and Frank come out of the places for him to win. We had a good turnout early at Bert’s, and many of them were tucking into ‘Bert’s Golfers Breakfast’. Then into cars and down to Phoenix where we were to play the Ocean and Mountain Nines. On reaching Phoenix we were quickly booked in and then we were told to get to the first tee and go. The Course was in it’s normal fine condition, with a little breeze to cool us down, but when the breeze dropped it was hot, looks like the hot weather is here. We were not held up ahead until we were well into the back nine, so the round went well. With Bert’s golfers special waiting back at ‘The Ranch’ a few people ate in the restaurant, but most had a cold one and then departed. Still some
So to the results in the A Flight, 0 to 16, the winner was Steve Hamstad with 37 points ahead of a three way countback on 35 points that saw Mashi Kenata in second, Perry McNeely in third and Kevin Dunne in fourth. In the B Flight the scores were better. The winner with 41 points was Jack Robinson from Carole Kubicki in second with 38 points. We then had a countback on 37 points that saw Don Carmody in third and Tom Cotton in fourth. The we did the ‘Alan Bolton Golfer of the Month’ and Steve Hamstad won with a win in the A Flight that won him the points he needed. Well done Steve. T.T.F.N. Near Pin Mashi Kenata Anders Pederson Bernie Seagrave Brian Downey Long Put Bill Knight Doug Maiko
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wo Years On: The Sweethearts ogling den (Walking Street) will be holding a party on Thursday night 19 March to celebrate their second anniversary. As with these kinds of events a member of the porcine family will find itself with a long metal pole stuck where the sun doesn’t shine as it roasts over a spit, and there will be shooters for regulars and plenty of balloons just waiting to be burst into oblivion come midnight. One thing I have noticed about the 20-30 Sweethearts dancing damsels is the majority do not have tattoos, and any that do have subtle examples rather than being covered like an artists practice easel. Most just shuffle rather than dance, but that may be due to the fact the place is more a table dancing den than a stage dancing joint. Lady drinks are a reasonable 95 baht and the music is good rock and roll, ala Tahitian Queen. Got ‘em licked: What do the Club Boesche (Soi 16, Covent Garden complex), Coyotee’s (Soi Marina Plaza), Gentleman’s Club and Mirage (both in Soi Diamond), and Champagne (Soi LK Metro) chrome pole establishments have in common, apart from lots of attractive dancing damsels? Commencing in Club Boesche on Sunday night 15 March, and then moving on to the other places mentioned above over a period of a few weeks, there will be a series of contests with a difference. The contests will devolve into a semi-religious theme with the laying on of tongues between about 20 practitio-
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ners of the arcane art of clitoral stimulation. Start time will probably be around 10:00PM. Just to scotch some silly rumours emanating from the etherworld of the keyboard botherers, the Club Boesche den is not up for sale, has never been up for sale, and has not been purchased by anyone. It remains in its original ownership. More milk in the bowl: Some weeks ago the management of the Catz chrome pole den (Soi 16, Covent Garden Complex) decided to try a new expatfriendly marketing strategy and reduced the price of their libations to an across the board standard 85 baht. That includes everything from decent quality liver wasters to Breezers (much favoured by wallet emptiers) to bottled amber fluid. For the draught amber aficionados it’s available in a good-sized glass at just 65 baht all night. Bar fines are all at 500 baht, all night and lady drinks just 100 baht. The big question of course is whether the clutch of mattress actresses is in sufficient numbers and quality to attract the regular imbiber. From my most recent visit that question is a very definite yes. Plenty of wallet emptiers on stage and scattered about the joint in various stages of native dress, and most were well worth a second look. With more than 25 rostered for duty it’s a good number for a small place. The new price regime is definitely working with the den busy, without being overwhelmed, for most of the time I was there. Far from the madding
farm: The Baby Dolls den (Soi 15, off Walking Street) of scantily-clad maidens who use bananas, props made of foam rubber, and a Jacuzzi among their many stage props, has a loyal following of demented perverts (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) who can be regularly found scattered about the joint. The damsels are, as far as quality in the looks department goes, generally an average lot. Nonetheless, there are some good lookers while others have been genetically blessed with the kind of racks a breastfeeding baby would choke on. Most are a reasonably friendly lot and not shy about displaying their other assets. Not to put too fine a point on it, but every customer in the joint would be able to determine whether the mattress actress of his carnal desires uses razor blades to produce a smooth camel-toe, or prefers a little tuft to keep the tunnel of love in the shade. For customers from Mitteleurope the den stocks an amber brew called Federbrau, at 110-baht a bottle. Let’s put it this way, it’s an acquired taste, much like a mixture of methylated spirits and Turpentine is to a homeless alcoholic. The website, www.babydollspattaya.com has been revamped and stocked with plenty of pictures of the prime source of entertainment. Apparently, two of the incumbents aren’t featured on the site, not because they’re ugly or shy but, and this will surprise you, they are being sponsored. By sponsored I don’t mean they’re in receipt of charitable donations from the Save the Children Fund to further their education, I mean they have at least one foreign person who has fallen small head over expanded wallet in lust and is sending money to them so they don’t have to work on their backs for their daily crust. ‘A’ for effort: The Diamond ogling den (Soi Diamond) held one of the dance contests for which it has become famous over the past six or so years on a Wednesday night in late February. Over the past few months the management have employed the ser-
vices of a clutch of dancers from an agency in Bangkok. Some of them are true professionals at extracting libations from goggled-eye punters. The biggest complaint made against them is they can’t be bar-fined, although for the right person, a slip of paper, and a telephone number an assignation can be arranged, so I’m told. The main feature of the danc contest was the brace of new chrome pole molesters, all of whom have made the move from a formerly prominent show den on Walking Street. The dancing itself was fairly average, in fact the whole event was more like a plastic surgeon’s silicon breast implants exhibition. Not that I’m complaining. Diamond, arguably, now possesses possibly the best showgirl line-up in Pattaya, and with draught amber at 55 baht all night and most other libations anywhere from 95 to 110 baht it represents good value. There’s no doubt the talent level has improved in recent weeks, although the joint still tends to get busier later rather than earlier. Change, what’s that? One of the reasons I like going into dens where I am not known by the owners or management, or where they happen not to be present at the time I go in, is that I get treated like the average punter. This was always the intent of this column: look at everything from the perspective of the guy on holiday or the regular visitor. As I have noted in previous columns, more and more it seems that serving wenches in ogling dens, and a number of nosheries, take it upon themselves to keep change if the amount consists of coins and not notes. This is what happened to me recently in the New Living Dolls 1 chrome pole joint (Walking Street). My change amounted to 11 baht, but it never turned up, obviously going into the tip pot (or the serving wench’s pocket). It spoiled what was otherwise a fair visit. While the quality of damsels isn’t what it used to be, there are still plenty of professional sweet-mouths easy on the eye and with a long happy hour where most libations are 49 baht until 10:00PM
it’s worthy of a visit. Certainly there were plenty of people in the den and a harem-load of dancers, most with the look of the true professional about them. Heard and Scene: It’s hard to believe that yet more dens designed for chrome pole shufflers could possibly keep opening, yet that is just what continues to happen. First, the Popcorn ogling spot in Pattayaland Soi 2 re-opened its doors towards the end of February. Three dancers when I stuck my melon in, and even for 50-baht Tiger amber in a bottle I wasn’t enticed into taking a seat to see if there were more hiding out the back. Down in the much-hyped Soho Square at the southern end of Walking Street the Counter Soho chrome
pole barn opened its doors around the beginning of March. Operated by a Thai and has all the ambience of an aircraft hangar, and the air-con is set to Arctic snowdrift. I saw about eight or nine dancers, some looked OK but there was nothing about the place to draw me back in a hurry. So, as at the middle of March we are now blessed with 79 chrome pole palaces in Fun Town, 52 of them on or about the environs of Walking Street (although an unconfirmed rumour suggests X-Zone has run into trouble and closed). Four new joints have opened this year so far; not one looks set to last very long. Piece of Pith: Never miss a good chance to shut up.
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Pattaya Today’ s Brainy Fortnightly Crossword
by Mr Mick
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(5) 1. MAKE COLOURLESS
4. PHYSICAL EXERTION
(6) 2. ROOF FEATURE
(7) 3. TYPE OF SEAWEED
(5) 5. WINCED
(4) 6. ALTERNATIVES
12. FIXES FIRMLY
(7) 7. BIRD
(3) 8. FILL WITH HORROR
14. DIESEL OIL
(4) 13. SUNLESS
(4) 15. CHARGE
18. GETTING ON
(3) 17. ALLOW
(7) 18. WILLOW
(4) 19. ABOLISH
24. DIVINE NOURISHMENT
(5) 22. MAP
(7) 23. COMPETENT
26. PLEASANT SURPRISES
27. PRAISE LAVISHLY
12 13 14
to 9. Solution on page 47. 3
You would imagine that with such a name this puzzle originated in Japan, but it has been around for many years in the UK. However, the Japanese found an example under the title ‘Number Place’ in an American magazine and translated it as something quite different: su meaning number; doku which translates as single or bachelor. It immediately caught an in Japan, where number puzzles are much more prevalent than word puzzles. Crosswords don’t work well in the Japanese language:
When to shut up! Provided you have a partner you can trust, and that can be a big “if” on occasion, you have to listen carefully to his or her bids to form a judgment whether to march on to game or to stop in a part score. Today you hold ♠A Q 10 7, ♥ 3, ♦ A 10 9 8 5, ♣ Q 6 5. As opener you
7 1 The sudoku puzzle reached craze status in Japan in 2004 and the craze spread to the UK through the puzzle pages of national newspapers. The Daily Tetegraph uses the name Sudoku, but you may see it called su doku elsewhere. However, there is no doubt that the word has been adopted into modern parlance, much like’ erossword’. Sudoku is not a mathematical or arithmetical puzzle. It works just as well if the numbers are substituted with letters or some other symbols, but numbers work best.
might choose to open one no trump if playing it weak (12-14 points), but with most partners you would probably start off the auction with one diamond, in effect the better minor suit. Against silent opposition, you hear your partner reply one heart which is probably to be expected in view of your suit lightness. You dutifully reply one spade, your
1. Some 2. Feat 3. High 4. Lady 5. Ram 6. Pleas 7. Boat 8. Bother 9. Deck 10.Club
Work Ring House Cage Ridge Eater Boat What Lift Rock
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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters
1. RARE RIB 2. CEASED P 3. RIM PEER 4. LEC LOON 5. NICK CHE 6. NO TO PAL 7. BIG DARE 8. RASH LAM 9. PENS SIR 10.RAYL VAC four card major, and partner now gives an internal suit jump bid to three hearts. The opponents still pass, so you have to consider your options. Some players would automatically try three no trumps and hope for the best. The theory here is that you might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. That might pay off, you never know, but your partner’s jump in his first suit is invitational only and certainly not forcing. If he had want-
Find the word which, when placed after the first word & before the second To solve the puzzle, each row, column and word, will form two more words. box must contain each of the numbers 1 Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 8
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ed to try game himself, he could have done so by bidding a new suit or advancing to four hearts or even three no trumps. When you look at your hand it’s a minimum opening bid with twelve high card points and no fit in the majors. So you should refuse the invitation to go on and simply say pass. Even if your partner does make one extra trick, you have nothing to reproach for. You have the gods of reason and restraint on your side.
Solution Issue 12 Q
1. Court 2. Bed 3. Ground 4. Bird 5. High 6. Head 7. Hot 8. Open 9. War 10.Gang
N A N
Arm Ship Place Wave Beat Mind Print Away Mate Ton
E T T E
ANSWERS Yard Fellow Work Brain Brow Master Foot Cast Ship Plank
ANSWERS 1. E TRY LOT 2. SEXES PR 3. USE A GAS 4. NOT ON PO 5. NICK CHE 6. TOAD SET 7. STIR LEG 8. NOT CAT C 9. CREN RUT 10.TUX FIRE
E W L
LOTTERY EXPRESS SAUSAGE PONTOON CHICKEN TOASTED GRISTLE CONTACT CURRENT FIXTURE
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Sizzle It Your Way! By Mick and Di The Food Lovers
This famous Japanese fast food outlet is one of the new eateries on the 5th
Floor of Central Festival complex on Beach Road, Pattaya. It is an affordable DIY fast food steakhouse with more than 200 outlets in Japan, Here at Pepper Lunch Pattaya they pride themselves on promising a dynamic and fresh culinary experience by presenting the novel concept of a sizzling juicy steak at walletpleasing prices. The decor is bright and clean with a friendly, fun atmosphere. The quality meat is imported from Australia (Meltique Beef) and uses a unique technique of inserting soluble oil into lean meat cuts to baste the meat internally through-
out the cooking process. This ensures that all the natural juices are retained so the full flavour profile and tenderness of the beef
is consistently delivered. Different luxury cuts are available: Shimofuri, Hirokuchi, Yawaraka (loin) and the acclaimed Tokusen ribeye at B.439. The basic pepper steak is only B.135 and this is the one that Mick tasted recently and gave it an unconditional thumbs up. The signature hot plate is heated to a temperature of 260 degrees and then served sizzling to your table. You then take control and do it your way resulting in a delicious medium rare rib eye or a beautifully browned hamburger steak. The choice is yours! The menu also offers a selection of chicken, pork
and salmon (B.165) topped with the finest Japanese butter rice. Garlic soy sauce and an unusual brown honey sauce are available on each table to further enhance your individual DIY concept. The Sukiyaki (B.179) is another option here. Pepper Lunch’s
innovative toss and shake seaweed, sesame chicken and tuna salads with noodles are offered to compliment the main courses plus some unusual Japanese desserts. So next time you’re wandering around the new Central complex, check out Pepper Lunch for siz-
Dear Food Lovers,
I just love cottage cheese and was wondering whether I could make it at home? A recipe would be much appreciated. Stephanie. Dear Stephanie, Yes, you can make cottage cheese at home and it is extraordinarily simple. People are put off making cheese because they think it involves a lot of special equipment, but cottage or curd cheese is really easy to make and requires no special tools. Although it doesn’t store for a long time in the fridge it will freeze easily.
original style involves grilling the beef, pork or chicken in a heated shallow pan, and after adding other ingredients such as tofu and vegetables, a mixture of soy sauce, sugar and Mirin is then poured into the pan before allowing it to simmer to perfection. Lots of side dishes such as miso soup,
zling, juicy steaks, salmon, chicken or pork at sizzling affordable prices. Pepper Lunch is located on 5th floor of Central Festival Complex on Beach Road, Pattaya. Open daily from 11.00 am till 11.00 pm. Tel: (038) 043 364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All cheese is made from the coagulated lumps from milk – the curds – with the liquid part called the whey. Although a lactic starter can be used when making cottage cheese, it is not necessary as the same chemical reaction of turning the milk, or curdling, can be obtained from the use of vinegar or lemon. Cottage Cheese 2 pints (1200 ml) semi-skimmed or skimmed milk 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice or white vinegar Pinch of salt. Method: Pour the milk into the saucepan. Heat on hob until it is very hot, but do not boil, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of lemon juice or vinegar. Stir and watch the hot milk separate into the curds and whey. Allow to cool further. Pour the curds and whey through a sieve to catch the curds. Discard the whey or use it instead of water in bread making, or for any recipe calling for sour milk or buttermilk. Transfer the curds into a small bowl and add a pinch of salt. You’ve got cottage cheese! Optional Extras to your Cottage Cheese: Add a tablespoon of double cream to the curds for a much richer consistency. Add chopped chives, spring onions and herbs. Add chopped pineapple – Whatever takes your fancy! If you would like to request a recipe, please email email@example.com.
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At Pattaya’s Sheraton Resort attention away from the dazzling views stretching over the Gulf of Thailand and the star-filled firma-
coise. While we were waiting we were nibbling on complimentary crispy oatcakes accompanied by
topped with artichokes, tomatoes, anchovies and Parmigiano. A perfect crust for a perfect pizza
ment to the business of reading the proffered menu. Whilst subdued lighting is de rigueur for a romantic rendezvous it is not the best for perusing the menu, but within minutes of sitting down we were presented with Sherlock Holmes sized magnifing glasses complete with bulb to shine their light on the menu. For starters, we chose to share the antipasto di affetteti misti (roasted vegetables and cured meats) followed by a pizza alla mammola (B.410) accompanied by a feta salad (B.380). Other interesting starters comprise fresh cut Brie, roasted pear, rocket and a candied walnut salad, Ticinese mushroom
an extremely tasty aubergine caviar spread. All carefully selected wines are available by the glass and bottle. To optimise on this excellent notion,
which we married with a glass of Michael Lynch French rose. Items from the grill offer milk fed veal chops with soft polenta, a bloody
our flight of wines commenced with a South African Nederburg Sauvignon Chardonnay which faultlessly enlivened the
bruchetta with Parmigiano and rocket dressed with truffle oil, or a seared Yellow Fin tuna salad ni-
taste buds and refreshed the palate. The roasted marinated vegetables were wonderful; deeply flavoursome red peppers, tomatoes and asparagus perfectly offset the pungent flavours of the Parma ham and smoked chicken. Our choice of pizza was then served on a well designed hot ceramic plate. This is gourmet pizza at its best. The dough had been infused with a most delicious Provolene cheese and generously
Mary beef rib-eye, snow fish saltimbocca , grilled spiked tiger prawns and the finest Boston lobster served in the half for B.1,150 or whole for B.2100. Recommended desserts are a sweet cannelloni filled with ricotta cheese and chocolate ice cream, and their signature zabaglione and tiramisu to conclude the Italian experience Infiniti style. Pattaya’s Sheraton Resort is one of the finest hotels on the eastern seaboard and carries the requisite Government “plus, plus” on your final bill. However, to be able to visit this stunning location on a balmy evening, to relax and star-cum-ocean gaze is surely a memorable pleasure which will remain long after you’ve settled your credit card bill! Sheraton Resort is located at 437 Pratamnak Road (just passed The Royal Cliff. Open daily from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm. Tel: (038) 259 888.
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers
The Sheraton Resort Pattaya is a 5-star, stunning destination nestling on a lush headland offering direct ocean views, luxury accommodation and gourmet meals. Their three unique restaurants include the Pappaya serving traditional Thai cuisine with their special twist, Elements where western and Asian dishes innovatively fuse plus their pool-side bistro Infiniti which was where Mick and I were invited to dine last week. On arrival take advantage of a comfy buggy to take you down through the spectacular tropical gardens to the restaurant. At night, this is terrace dining in the extreme. Lamp lit tables are scattered around the spacious veranda offering both privacy and an uber-romantic setting in which to enjoy the spectacular ocean views and a star-studded velvet sky. The menu at Infiniti has recently been transformed to become a modern Italian brasserie offering everything from creative pizzas and Foccacia breads to lavish salads, pastas and luxe meats and fish from the grill. The restaurant manages a successful mix of smartness, friendliness and informality. We seated ourselves at a cozy corner table, tore our
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Quick & Easy. We buy/sell used goods. We pay instant CASH. TVs, HiFis, Watches, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Cameras, Musical Instruments, Phones, CD Players, Electrical Appliances & more. Home/office clearances. Large item pickup. All goods must be in working condition. Bring your I.D. Visit our 300m2 store 2nd Floor Pattaya Klang. Tel 038 488 240 Fax 038 488 249
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(ptm-1208)Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand.net, email@example.com for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! Website for Sale (Ecommerce / Shopping online ) Ready to moving on ! For more details call : 089 748 9538 or 087 133 8282 (ptfas-b1408) For Sale – Bedroom Furniture. 3 piece ensemble – Euro Oak (white oak), purchased at Index. Bed & Mattress – Perfect Mate Queen Size – Excellent Condition - 8,000 baht, Wardrobe (closet) – mirrored doors, two drawers – Excellent Condition - 9,000 baht, Chest of Drawers – six drawers, minor scratches and dents – Fair Condition - 3,000 baht. Package deal - 18,000 baht for all three. Contact Bruce 086 159 9491 (ptfas-h1308) 27 Danish books (thriller,novel), bht 650. 087 100 5726 (ptfas-h1308)122 movies on VHS (James Bond, shawshank Redemption and many other good movies)1500 baht, 087 100 5726 (ptm-0908)Satellite/Cable TV. Live Sport, Movies, News, 3,600 THB/Year. Multichoice PRG etc. Hotel, Apt, Resort Lease Welcome. E-mail: easternthai. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 087 609 9329 (ptfas-p2407)Cheap TV’s. I have a wide range and certain brands of TV’s that are all brand new and come with 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. From LCD’s to Plasma’s all of which come in a range of sizes. Not only TV’s but many electrical Items are available for sale i.e. fridge freezers and washing machines. For further information and prices on any items please contact Alan on 084 944 2541.
(ptfaw-hp1308)Wanted........ 2nd Hand Lounge Furniture, sofa, chairs, tv stand, coffee table, wall units, must be in good condition, 084 105 4533 Thai, 087 901 5229 Eng
Pets and Vets
(ptm-s0808)Top-Dog Hotel. Boarding facilities for dogs, cats, etc. Jomtien Beach. Call (English) 086 154 0377, (Thai) 085 042 8811
Boats for Sale
(ptm-1108)Paddle on Lake Mabprachan on Your Own. 9-foot single-person canoe for only 2,000 baht. Paddle and life jacket included. Call Les at 087 136 5925
(ptm-0508)For Sale Imported Cruiser Boat Regal Commodore from US – 29 feet, 320 HP. Many option – GPS – Fish Finder – Hot water – Toilet – Shower etc. – Correct Price. Tel. 085 225 4037
(ptm-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379 We are Growing Company Looking for Business Partner about Advertising Around Thailand! (on Internet, publishing, TV, Radio, Transport and many more). For more details call 089 7489538 or 087 133 8282 (ptm-k0008) Shop House for Sale/Rent. New 2 storey shophouse units for sale/rent. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/ large balcony, 100sqm living space ideal for home and any kind of business. no key money 10,000baht/month. Call 038 413 551 mob.087 132 5600. (ptm-pa1308) Popular and Profitable Beer Bar Close to Soi 7. Return to Europe Forces Sale. 1.5 Million Baht for Quick Sale. To Include All Fixtures Fittings & Stock. Tel: 085 324 0872 (ptm-d1408)Swimming Pool/ Bar/Restaurant. Pool table, mini gym. Built in B.B.Q, Large garden. Two bedroom accommodation, Both with en suit. Reasonable rent. Open to offers around 2.500 mil bt. English 086 148 7705, Thai 084 926 4627. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: email@example.com (ptm-0008) Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar for Sale. 6 year lease, 1st year’s rent already paid, no key money, newly renovated, turnkey, 5 rooms above, low price. 081 429 4507, 089 248 4909 WE SELL GOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info Ice Cream Shop- This very busy shop is ideal for the girlfriend, it is busy year round and is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bar / Guest House – Soi 6 I have a choice of bars available in this well known busy street. Call Craig 087 077 0475. e-mail: email@example.com Beer Bar- Very busy bar located right in the heart of Pattaya this bar makes good profits all year round and has plenty of foot traffic. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bar/Restaurant-This business is for sale for less than the purchase price of the fittings, this is a genuine bargain as owner has to return home urgently. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba. info
Classified Beer Bar. Great Location of Soi Buakao. Many regulars easy operation, Pool table, 2 TV, UBC&Cable, 4 Rooms upstairs for rent plus 2 rooms for own use. All licences current 3 years lease. Rent : 20,000 Baht/Month Bargain 1.4 MB. Please Contact : 038 374 623, 0811 580 065 Thai Living: Restaurant at Hotel venue Inn, in Jomtien. An opportunity too good to miss out on. The restaurant already have a large existing customer base from, mainly from Scandinavia and has a high turnover. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Finance Available on our Condominium and Pool Villa Projects, 10% deposit only. Call Barry 089 933 3583 Hotel Units and Villas for Sale and Rent Back. Fantastic investment for speculators requiring security. Call Barry 089 933 3583 Bali-Style Shops on Siam Country Club Road. Surrounded by 1,000 Homes. For Rent or Sale by owner. Perfect for Mini mart, Pizza Delivery, cafe, coffee shop/ bakery, bar, deli, restaurant or retail sales business. Large outside seating and sales area. Front unit rents for 42,000 Baht per month. Back unit rents for 18,000 Baht per month. Entire building rent is 50,000 Baht. Will sell on 83 square wah, corner plot directly on main road for 8 million baht. Financing available. Includes air cons, refrigeration, cooking extractor hood, counters, displays. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. (PRT0102) This Boutique Restaurant extends out over the ocean about 50m, now being offered at 88million, this Restaurant offer’s living quarters out on the pier for over night stays. A large home across the street could also be converted into a Boutique Hotel with Ocean views. To me, it is an honor to be a part of this transaction. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PRT0097)Restaurant in busy Soi Baukao. 600,000baht.Take over this well established restaurant, serving both Thai and European Foods. With no Key money involved. Equipment, inventory all inclusive. This is a very nice investment don’t miss out on this one. Buyer is very motivated. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com o.th Walking Street GO GO Bars. If you are a serious Investor Looking at Number 1 Go Go Bars, then you need to Call Us. I have listings on top GO GO Bars that are not for sale “But Are”. Investor must qualify for showings. Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
(PLB0102) Walking street 2nd floor bar. View of the ocean, the road below. Plenty of room to grow sale priced at 950,000 baht. Low upfront deposits of 500,000 with 60,000 baht a month for lease. Call today. Making your Business our Business-Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PHG0123) Don’t take my word for it go to our web site for this once in a lifetime opportunity priced for a quick sale baht 12,500,000 this 5star classy restaurant with an all Stainless steel industrial kitchen that could be guesthouse& restaurant with lounge, very nice rooms upstairs, Dbl shop house Beach front, Views, Views, lease at 60,000 a month can buy the two shop houses next door. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PLB0099)Another Walking Street Bar Priced to sell 90% inside w/3 pool tables. Large stage for everyone to share entertainment 2,200,000 all deposits paid and included in price for the first 2.5 years Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th (PLB0095) MAKE PAYMENTS: Very Famous GO GO Bar with 80 seats, 240 sqm, 4 rooms above this well designed floor plan, like nothing else on this very, very popular Soi. For only 8million baht and with a nice size down the owner will consider payments. He has many companies that require his attention… which makes this very busy and profitable bar”, even in low season”, to much work for him…... Buyer is very motivated. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PLM0003) Massage parlor on the back side of Walking Street, 4 star curb appeal, “very, very nice with all new furnishing, updated, renovated, store front location for only 3.3mill. Owner is ready to deal because of recent breakup. Lease is only (6,000), six thousand baht a month. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Jomtien Shop houses 5 of them together with Sea Views priced at only 3.6 million each. When every one else has a price on theirs at 5million, that makes these five a steal, with great sea views. These would make a great Guest house or even a shopping centre with rooms above. Top floors have View of Bangsare. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com.
Vol. 8 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2009
Fax: (038) 374535
HOUSES FOR SALE
We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes right in the heart of Jomtien. We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for….. this is luxury! An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home.
CONDOS FOR SALE
Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 11.5 Million Baht………..Very high floor ‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for two years. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 3.2 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.8 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7.5 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘D’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 20 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 270 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! View Talay 6 46 sqm beautifully renovated Studio apartment for only 2.1 Million Baht. Just a 50 meter walk to the beach. Panoramic views over the ocean and the Boulevard. We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town.
Vol. 8 No. 13 16- 31 March 2009
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Classified Business Opportunities
0276/SLN - Lease for Sale – 3 storey single shop house located in East Pattaya. Ground floor ideal for any small business. On the upper floors are 3 rental rooms. Many extras including kitchen facilities, air – conditioning etc. Rent only 12,000 baht per month. Sale Price: 300,000 baht 0268/SLN – Coffee Shop & Restaurant – Single storey shop house, located in East Pattaya, earning profit. Rent only 4,000 baht per month and Key Money has been pre-paid till May 2010. Sale Price: 850,000 baht. 0296/SLN – Bakery & Shop – Located in East Pattaya with low rent on the premises. The business specializes in the baking of meat and fruit pies and has built up an excellent reputation with the local bars and restaurants around Pattaya. Sale Price: 1.1 million baht. 0199/SLN – Laundry with Rooms above – Busy laundry business located in Central Pattaya. 4 storey single shop house with 3 large studio apartments on the upper floors for rental. Rent only 15,000 per month with Key Money of 60,000 baht per year. Sale Price: 1.5 million baht 0271/V – Pet Shop – Single storey retail shop, located in North Pattaya. Specialising in the sale of Dogs, Cats, pet foods and accessories. Very profitable. Sale price includes a Limited Company. Sale Price: 2 million baht 0297/SLN – Bar & Guesthouse – Single, three storey shop house located in Central Pattaya. On the ground floor is a busy bar with pool table. On the upper floors are 5 rental rooms. Rent only 30,000 baht per month with long lease & No Key Money. Sale Price: 2 million baht. 0298/SLN – Bar with Rooms – Single, four storey shop house, located in a busy ‘foot traffic’ area, just of Beach Road. On the ground floor is a bar with 5 rental rooms on the upper floors. The current rent is 20,000 baht permonth. Sale Price: 2 million baht. 0263/SLN – Hotel & Bar – 15 room hotel with ground floor bar and kitchen. Located in high ‘foot traffic’ area just off Beach Road, South Pattaya. On the upper floors are 15 rental rooms all with en suite bathroom, air-con and personal safety box. Rent only 60,000 per month and NO KEY MONEY. Sale Price: 2.3 million baht. 0286/SLN – Pool Lounge – Profitable business located in Central Pattaya with bar facilities. Currently playing in 3 local leagues. Sale Price: 2.5 million baht. 0284/SLN – Hostess Bar with Rooms - 3 storey, double shop house located in a busy Soi in the heart of the ‘nightlife‘ action. Ground floor bar recently refurbished. Rent 30,000 baht per month. Sale Price: 2.75 million baht 0291/SLN – Pub/Restaurant with Rooms – Located in East Pattaya. On the ground floor is a Pub and Restaurant with a large kitchen and seating capacity for 100 customers. On the upper floor there are 3 large rental rooms with separate entrance. Long lease and NO KEY MONEY. Sale Price: 2.9 million baht. 0304/SLN – Restaurant, Guesthouse & Motorcycle Rental Business – Located in a single three storey unit in a busy ‘foot traffic’ area of Central Pattaya. Long lease & No Key Money. On the ground floor is restaurant and kitchen with 6 rental rooms on the upper floors. Included in the sale is 25 motorcycles for rental. Sale Price: 3.5 million baht 0269/SLN - Bar & Guesthouse - 3 storey double shop house, located in busy ‘nightlife’ area of North Pattaya. Large ground floor bar with external seating area and 7 rental rooms above. The business generates good turnover & profits. Low rent and no Key Money. Sale Price: 4.9 million baht. 0270/SLN - Furniture & Interior Decor shop - Incorporating a retail shop, which also offers interior decor project design for clients. The sale price includes all the stock and a Limited Company which would enable any prospective buyer to obtain 2 foreign work permits. ‘Walk into’ a well established, extremely profitable business. There is also a seperate entrance with 12 rental rooms above the retail shop. Sale Price: 5 million baht. 0154/SLN - Restaurant - Well established Restaurant located in North Pattaya - seating capacity for nearly 100 customers. Have enjoyed good profits over the last two years. Key Money has been paid till February 2010 and is transferable. Sale Price: 6.5 million baht. 0300/SLN – Bar – Restaurant & Guesthouse – Double, four storey shop house located in busy ‘nightlife’ area of Central Pattaya. On the ground floor is a bar and dining area with modern kitchen facilities. On the upper floors are 16 rental rooms. Included in the sale is a motor cycle rental business. No Key Money and rent is paid annually in advance. Sale Price 7.5 million. 0301/SLN – Bar & Guesthouse – Double,, three storey shop house located in busy ‘nightlife’ area of Central Pattaya. The bar on the ground floor is unique in appearance & décor. Viewing is highly essential. On the upper floors are 7 rental rooms. Rent 55,000 baht per month payable one year in advance and No Key Money. Sale Price: 7.5 million baht. 0293/SLN – Pub & Restaurant - Profitable Pub & Restaurant located on busy main road in East Pattaya with dining facilities for over 50 people.. On the upper floor is the kitchen and 3 bedrooms for employees or the new owner. Included in the sale price is the land and buildings held in a Company name. Sale Price: 12.75 million baht. 0274/SLN – Restaurant & Bar – Single storey double shop house located in South Pattaya. The lease has been fully paid up till 2023, the next 15 years. There is seating for in excess of 100 diners. Included in the sale is a sound & lighting system for live music. The business is profitable. Sale Price: 14 million baht. 0294/SLN – Go Go Bar – Extremely profitable business located in the centre of ‘Walking Street’. Good staff and excellent long lease in place with a fixed rental for the period of the lease. Sale Price: 16.5 million baht. 0247/SLN - Bar/Restaurant and Guesthouse - Located in South Pattaya. Extremely profitable business which the current owner can verify. On the ground floor is a large bar and restaurant. Included in the sale price is the land and buildings. Sale Price: 25 million baht. 0273/SLN – Lawn Bowling Club – Located in East Pattaya on 3 rai of land. 2 International bowling greens, separate bar & restaurant, 5 en suite bedrooms & swimming pool. Foreign ownership in Company name. Viewing highly essential. Sale Price 30 million.
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(PSH0108) Shop House in the busiest area of 2nd road, 36millon baht. Looking for a new owner to open a bar and restaurant with guest house. The building is for sale with chanold title. Owner will take everything with him making it easy to renovate at the same time lowers out of pocket expenses. Investors dream. Making your Business our BusinessPremier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Koh Samui Resort. One of the world’s most Famous Islands now has a Prestigious Hotel available, at 50million baht for your spot in Paradise. With only five staff members 18 rooms and two retail stores makes it easy to manage All rooms have a 5 star quality, with Tv’s, fridge, Bar A/C. BusinessPremier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Koh Chang Resort. Guys it doesn’t get any better than this. Own a piece of the Rock. To many facilities to list, owner wants to move to Northern Thailand. Making your Business our BusinessPremier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th (PHG0017) Guesthouse in an extremely busy location priced to sell at 25 million. This successful business has 4 floors and 14 furnished rooms in a very high demand location. You could have the number one business of any kind with this location. Internet, motorcycle rental bar, restaurant, or retail this is an immediate high volume business for you, call today. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PHG0127) Soi Boukhao single shop house. Five rooms completely furnished. Main Floor waiting for your ideas and marketing strategy. Priced at 6.5million, building included with title/deed. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PLD0537) Land on Suhkumvit Road, Pattaya area. Great exposure for your business. 2 plus rai with a building. Building must be removed. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PFO0001) Deluxe East Pattaya Factory. Two New factory buildings on 6.5 rai, interior has over 3000sqm. Both buildings already leased out for 400,000 thousand baht a month or can relocate. Two story apartment building for staff, a home for owners with swimming pool. Each Factory has luxury rooms on top floor for Managers. Making your Business our Business. Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com
(PHG0124) 600.000 Here is another one of those inexpensive opportunities priced to sell, this laundry and Guesthouse. Rent is only 25,000 a month with your living quarters. Complement your business with Motorcycles and you have a winner. Add a website and you have a real on going concern with these well designed rooms…should be able to very well here as the ground work is down. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PHG0122) Jomtien walking Street- the best location in Jomtien can be your new business location where your clients can walk to the beach without crossing the road Great beach front views 5rooms with lounge 24million baht and you own the building too. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PHG0113) Want a Fabulous Luxury Hotel, restaurant for only 390 million, “act quickly!”. Great location, Two Go GO Bars & restaurant with spa facilities, not too mention one of the best locations in all Pattaya. Rooms are exceptionally equipped and furnished in a very impressive style with great imagination. Call soon this will not last. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PLB0097) East Pattaya guesthouse and bar & restaurant on very busy road just needs someone that understands marketing. email@example.com (PHG0033) This Hotel on Jomtien Beach is being sold under the utmost confidentiality, at 250million baht. Panoramic Sea views on all upper floors. Everything is Brand New yet, you will still enjoy immediate income from long standing client base. Fifty five rooms with Penthouse on top floor for owners or for rent. Forty Seven Staff members help you with your everyday needs. Beach front location, in the busiest area of Jomtien. In the heart of the night life. This is an excellent location for business. You want traffic check this place out. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Shop houses commercial store fronts for best pricing. C al l P r em i e r L a n d a n d Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com Investors wanted for Commercial Real Estate Ventures. Major Investments over 50 illion, see what the Public can’t see. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PLB0103) Pattaya, just off Beach Front rd, with 3 sides covered it could be enclosed very easily. Great potential, for this very large bar. Over 80 seats, very large bar area with a very
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Fax: (038) 374535 large stage for a live band “closed now”, needs some repairs but, for 550,000 priced way under market value 200,000 deposit 25,000 a month. . Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PLB0092) 10,000 a month on this new Contract. 1,650,000, this is a giveaway at this price. This single shop house bar in a very busy soi off Jomtien beach road you won’t find a deal like this again. The owner has been there making money for the last four years, said he made a lot of money so he can sell for whatever he wants…Let someone else “ have fun”, that is what he said. Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (PSH009) 10,000 baht a month for this vacant shop house with Views. Needs lots of work in this hallow shell, but with beach views like this….And the price” My goodness!” it is a steal..! walk to the beach in 2 seconds. Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PHG0126) Beer Bar & Guest House With Two balconies overlooking the bar. Pool table disc jockey both. Flat screen TV, Large Kitchen that isn’t being used 27sqm. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PHG0117) Very nice Dbl shop house Restaurant, 9rm Guest house w/pool table, 2nd one in on the sub soi with front road coverage. Perfect guesthouse for only 9.5mil @ 15,000 a month. Over 1.5 mill in profit without advertising. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PHG0116) Five story Double shop house with 10rooms. 22million, “building included”. Very nice restaurant and bar. Over 2.5mil a year in profit. Some financing maybe available Owner ready to retire. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PHG0110) Shop House Jomtien Complex. Lower retail store already rented out which creates a positive cash flow for this 4 story building. At 5.2 million it is a steal. The owner has moved to Bangkok. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PHG0102) 80 room Resort between Jomtien and Pattaya. 150,000,000 Make an offer, Plenty of room to make this a 5 star. Needs good management that knows what to do with this gem. Owner wants fast sale. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (PHG0107) 150million very private Resort style Spa with Theme park swimming pool. Very large ponds, bridges and Gazebos. Four two bedroom guest homes. Separate building with Theatre, Conference room, Fitness Center. Also included is very large 2 story home. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com (PRT0098) Get a Pizza this. Pizza parlor with support. Long proven track record @ 2.5 million baht or can finance a new location. Your choice! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Investors wanted for projects over 100 million baht. If you are one of the few,and looking for real estate ventures, or an on going concerns, call now and find out what is really on the market. All Gold member investors must provide financial statement before viewing, “Non Public listings”. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th
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(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 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. We speak Thai, English, German & Duetsch. (ptm-j1508) Spanish Translations and Interpretation. Spanish native speaker offers translation and interpretation services. Websites, contracts, official letters, manuals etc. Both for private companies and official institutions. Thai translations also offered. Call 087 047 0590 or email: Spanish_Consultant@ yahoo.es Learn to Speak, Write and Read Thai ?!! Learn to understand what people are saying around you !! With a professional and experienced Thai teacher. Contact 081 466 7478, 080 635 1769 (pta-0406) TEFL Intercontinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640 (pta-0406) Foreign Ladies: Speak and write ‘Beautiful English’ in the comfort of your own home or office, at your own speed, learning the social or business English you need. Training from English professor now retiring to Pattaya. Tel: 081 838 8163 for first discussion Pro Language we offer a variety of effective and enjoyable language courses. English, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Thai course. For foreigner from beginner to advance including a preparation for the Grade 6 examination by ministry of education. 3 year ED Visa for full time students. Please call for Free Trial Lesson. Opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038-489225-7 Fax. 038-489-228 www. prolanguage.co.th PROGRESS Language & Computer School: (Licensed by the Ministry of Education) Thai (1-5 Year ED (Student) Visa Available-Speak Thai confidently in 60 hours)-English (General and Business Conversation-GrammarIELTS Test)-Dutch (Inburgerings Examen)-German (Start Deutsch 1-A1 Test)-French-Italian-Spanish-Russian-Chinese-JapaneseKorean-Computer: Free Trial Thai and English Lessons 1 hourTranslation & Certification of all documents: North Pattaya Road (Soi almost opposite bus station to Bangkok) (Next to Lukdod shop) Tel. 081 577 2967, 038 370 263 E-mail: progress.2001@gmail. com
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(ptm-c1208)Make Me An Offer. Spacious bungalow, 2 yrs old. Max. drive 10 mins. to anywhere in Pattaya. Quiet village location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Euro kitchen, aircon, alarmed, 24 hrs. security, fully furnished, spacious parking, communal pool. Total cost to owner 4 million baht, but will sell for much less. Come & View & Make an offer. Best reasonable offer secures. Tel: 085 934 5411 English or 089 699 1507 Thai. (ptm-k0008) Shop House for Sale/Rent. New 2 storey shophouse units for sale/rent. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/ large balcony, 100sqm living space ideal for home and any kind of business. no key money 10,000baht/month. Call 038 413 551 mob.087 132 5600. (ptm-m1308)3 New Homes for Sale. Chockchai Garden Home 4. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully finished kitchen. Twin Home. 3 air con. 24 hour security, pool. Priced at 1.89 mil. baht, 1.99 mil. baht and 2.29 mil. baht. Tel. 089 934 4148 (ptm-d1408)Mabprachan Gardens, representative properties in top Expat location for business on the Eastern Seaboard. Sale and Lease. Call 081 636 9289, www. chev-dev.net, agents welcome Soi Siam Country Club House for Sale. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished with European kitchen, UBC, cable TV. Includes double oven gas cooker and imported furniture from England. 50 sq. wah. 2.5 mil. baht including transfer fee. Payment Negotiable. Call 086 323 3523, 087 134 9669
Royal Ambassador Residence. NaJomtien. 26 unique Thai-Balistyle villas with private pool, Jacuzzi, tropical gardens, maids’ quarters and garage (automated door). Two, three and four bedrooms, top-quality built-in furniture, security system. Prices from Bt12.5 million. Phone: 0854 870 720 www.rar-jomtien.com THAIHUS: New 2 storeys house with sea view, 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, close to Hua Hin city, ready to move in, Price start from 6.5 Million THB. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. We Speak Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English and Thai. THAIHUS : New 1 storey house In Hua Hin 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, Ready to move in, Price start from 4.2 Million THB. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. We Speak Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English and Thai. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398.
For Quick Sale! Only 11 Million Baht. A spacious and well furnished 90 sq. wah house. Have 3 bedrooms, living room. European kitchen, private pool. Located in Soi Kao Talo, only 10 minutes drive from Lotus South Pattaya. For viewing, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Truly 25% discount OFF the original price. Magnificent and Fabulous Beach Side Living at a very low price. You can design and build your own house on the remaining plots. Hurry there are only 10 remaining plots left. Plots range from 520 sqm to 680 sqm. Price starts at 7 Million Baht. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Gorgeous Houses for Sale and Investment. Absolutely all brand new houses, in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Located in Naklua Area. Only a few minutes away from Pattaya, very convenient, no hassle on driving around the city. Accessible to public transportations. Ready to move in. Price starts from 13 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Fascinating House for Sale at Chateau Dale Village, Thappraya Rd. 496 sq. m, have 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, car park and a private swimming pool. A haven that is so peaceful. Price is only 17.5 Million Baht. For viewing and more information, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398.
For Quick Sale!!! A 2-storey Brand New House at Banglamung in Soi Water Office. Only 1.5 Km. from Sukhumvit Rd. 250 Talang Wah. Have 5 rooms, kitchen, living room, 3 bathrooms, (1 w/ jacuzzi), with built-in thick wooden furniture, garden, parking space. Price is only 10.9 Million Baht. For details and viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. HS0826: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms bungalow available in east Pattaya inclusive of tenant. Ideal for the investor!! 2.1 million Only!! Call us 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HS1208:4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom detached house located in east Pattaya. Inclusive of European kitchen and furniture! Dramatic price drop from 4 million to 3 million!! Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty. com HS1216: Luxury 1 bedroom villa with private pool, Located in Jomtien, inclusive of full furniture & company, Bargain Price 3.75 Million Baht, Call us 0847808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com HS1236: 2 bedroom townhouse, Located in East Pattaya, 120 Sq m house size, very close to the communal swimming pool, bargain price 1.95 Million Baht, Call us 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty. com A real Beach Front house – 25 meters to Jomtien beach. 4 storey home with 5 bed rooms and 4 bath rooms, 280 sqm total living area, fully furnished and air-con all rooms with comm. Swimming pool. Now the price is THB 11,900,000 from THB 12,500,000.
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Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY – Jomtien: 038 231712, Khun Kan: 084 3626963, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org An impressive lake house. Located directly on a beautiful lake. U shape house on the land size 880 sqm., 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 1 outdoor bathroom. Basement room for water tank, pool filter system and store room. Total area app. 264 sqm. Garden design included waterfall and fish pond. Price 8,750,000 Baht. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY – Jomtien: 038 231712, Khun Kan: 084 3626963, Email: jomtien@ pattaya-agency.net Elegance private pool villa on half Rai land size 3 bed, 2 baht, fully furnished, 200 sq.m. living area with separate guest house and pool, appx.800 sq.m size of land. Situated on perimiter of Phoenix golf course, only 5 min to BannAmphur beach.Price at 8,750,000 Baht with unbelivable offer 50% finance plus 1 year free interest! Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY – Jomtien: 038 231712, Khun Kan: 084 3626963, Email: email@example.com A house for sale in Classic Villa at THB 3,850,000 A bargain price for large 3 beds/3 bahts on 100 sq.w land size, Thai and European kitchen, fully furnished, satellite and internet, comm. Swimming pool & fitness, in-house security systems and 24/7 security guard. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY – Jomtien: 038 231712, Khun Kan: 084 3626963, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lovely home at Eakmongkol Village 4 – 92 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, European kitchen, fully furnished, close to Lotus, Big C and Carrefour. Price at 1,550,000 Baht. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY – Jomtien: 038
231712, Khun Kan: 084 3626963, Email: email@example.com Hot Property!!!! House at Jomtien location 210 Sq.Wah Two storey,3 Bedrooms,4 Bathrooms, European kitchen, large living room, Built in furniture, Full Air con ,Hot water, Large private swimming pool, Parking car, Hot Price at 7,500,000 Baht Call North Shore Real Estate 038-303 825-6 or 086-3134841 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Thai Living: Pattaya Hill 2, Soi Khoa Noi. Prime location residence, 1 storey with 63 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 2 bed / 2 bath. 3 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: House for sale at Ruen Pisa, Beautiful Village .1 storey house, 55.70 sq.wah. 2bed / 2bath. 2.95 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net In Central Pattaya. 10 room house and three room house in small compound. Behind Carrefour. Near Third Road. Perfect for Bed & Breakfast or private home. Only nine million baht. Financing Available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) Email email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014 We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with oceanview and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2 587)
We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014 Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2424) Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes right in the heart of Jomtien. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for…..this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2258) An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2 152)
Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14 Million Baht. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2685)
We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings…… examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Jomtien Park Villas. Superb 3 bedrooms house (all en-suite) with private pool, located near Jomtien Beach. The spacious house is well furnished and comes with builtin kitchen and 3 air cons. Priced at only 15.9 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Pratumnak Villa. Fantastic house with sea view from the 3rd floor terrace, comprising 4bedrooms, 2 living rooms, kitchen, Jacuzzi, barbeque, 14m private pool, double carport and large garden. Spacious and airy, a dream house in best location. Priced reduced to 19.9 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Wong Amat. Pool villa with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, close to the beach, built in contemporary Asian style on an 800 sq.m. plot. Price reduced to 10.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Brand New House with 700 sq.m. living space. Built on at 300 sq.m. plot of land large pool with waterfall, 2living rooms, sp, Guest house, 2 kitchen, barbecue, garage for 2cars, 6 bedrooms. Priced at 15.9 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Pratumnak. Small compound of semi-detached pool villas with 2 bedrooms and roof top terrace (with optional Jacuzzi!). Priced at 8.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Country Home. Brand new 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms house with private swimming pool, fish pond with waterfall and very very large living room. Excellent building quality, it comes with 4 air cons and built-in kitchen. Less than 10 min. drive from Sukkhumvit (Soi Siam Country Club). Priced at 7 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Tropical Villas. Located in one of the best Jomtien areas these are 14 villas surrounding a communal pool, all with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, loft-style office, balcony and terrace.The last villa for the old price of 8.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
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Stunning Beach Houses. Contemporary Asian-style beach houses with breath taking design, direct access to a pristine, rockfree, sandy beach at the exclusive end of Jomtien Beach. Split-level accommodation affords views over the lush tropical garden and the ocean. Set on a guarded private road with exclusive access to the beautiful beach…this is what dreams are made of! PRICE: from 18.2 to 29.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net View Talay Villa. Fully loaded villa on 90 tw (360 sq.m.) of land with double glazed windows, kitchen in sep. room with oven and dish washer, garage with electronic gate, 2 bedrooms en-suite. Ready to move in. Priced at 11.8 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Absolute Beach Front. Located in a secured compound this is 5 bedrooms beach house, absolute beach front on Jomtien Beach. Price 10.9 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Funky Pool Villa. Fully furnished pool villa comprising 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living / dining area, fully fitted Euro-style kitchen, fitted bedroom furniture, full AC and “infinity” pool PRICE 6.2 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Greenfield Villas. High quality housing project, quick re sale under market value: 2 storey 3 bedrooms house with private pool on a large plot of land, built-in kitchen, double carport, high quality interior, modern floor plans. Located in a village which is well known for superior building quality, this house is excellent value for 6.2 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net “Starter Houses”. For the firsttime buyers or for customers who need just a holiday or weekend home we offer townhouses for less than 1.5 M Baht, semi-detached (duplex) houses for 2 M Baht (brand new) and villas with pool from 3.9 M Baht (brand new). Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
Garden Villa Naklua-Wong Amat Beach! In a quiet location (cul-de-sac, foreign neighbors) close to Wong Amat Beach this house has space for the whole family: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office/workshop, carport and a large terrace. Land size 390 sq.m., priced at 3.75 M Baht. Siam Properties 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07 www.siamproperties.net
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(ptm-n1208) A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Eurokitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 33,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920 (ptm-n1208) A Beautiful New Townhouse for Rent: On Pratumnak Rd. Soi 5. 2 & 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, communal pool. Starts from 25,000 baht/month. Call 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920 (ptm-no1508)Occasion! New, Beautiful Townhouse (South Pattaya), 2 minutes to city or beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 3 televisions, garage. Must have seen! Contact 081 862 9710 (ptm-p1308)Mid-town Pattaya Bungalow. 135 sqm living area + 50 sqm terrace, 3 bed, 2 bath, Euro kitchen, very large living room, air con, 20,000/month, long term. Tel 083 586 9361 (ptm-g1608)Brand New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House to Rent in Jomtien. 800 metres to beach. Close to communal swimming pool. New quality furniture, UBC , Internet, Euro Kitchen. 25,000 Bath/month including free automatic motorcycle. Phone 081 866 7049 Khun Tongsa (ptm-na1208) House for Rent. Location: 11/23 Siam Lake View Village, Moo 4, Soi Siam Country club, Nongprue, Banglamung,Chonburi 20150. Two storey, 90 Sqw., 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms, 1 office, 1 Maid room, swimming pool. Fully furnished. Terms: Rental 50,000 baht / month. Contact 6 months / 12 months. Deposit 2 months. Contact: Khun Natcha 081 208 7988, email@example.com
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(pta-silk0508)Two Houses Available are Plot 30 Blackpepper. 134sq wah, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, with swimming pool for 90,000 baht per month. Long term rental only(minimum 1 year). The other house is plot 34 chilli, 103 sq wah, 3 bed, 3bath, no pool for 65,000 baht. Long term rental only. Both houses are fully furnished. If you need any more information please contact 081 612 7222, Email:email@example.com Beautiful Detached Villa South Pattaya – Central Location. Air Conditioned – 5 Bedrooms. Hi Speed Internet, Garden and Car Park. 35,000 Baht Per Month. Office : 038 374 623 Phone : 0811 580 065, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Brand New 3 Bedroom Home East Pattaya – Very Quiet Location – Fully Furnished. Internet Connection, 25,000 Baht Per Month. Office : 038 374 623 Phone : 0811 580 065, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com, E-mail : email@example.com Very Nice 2 Bedroom House South Pattaya – Air Conditioned. Fully Furnished. Quiet Location, 17,000 Baht Per Month. Office : 038 374 623 Phone : 0811 580 065, www.pattayaoceanproperty. com, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Bedroom House East Pattaya – Air Conditioned, Furnished, Car Park - Garden, Quiet Location, 20,000 Baht Per Month. Office : 038 374 623 Phone : 0811 580 065, www.pattayaoceanproperty. com, E-mail : email@example.com Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien beach. Single storey house with 85 sq.wah. Fully furnished, taxi route, 3b/4b. 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay Villas, Jomtien Beach. Well maintained village, fully furnished, nice residence, fully facility, 3b /4b, a few minutes to Beach and Central of pattaya. 50,000 THB/M. (Short term available) For more information contact us today: 038 364515 / email@example.com / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Silk Road Pattaya, Prime location residence, 3b /2b, living area 173, land area 70 sq.wah.Partly furniture, Euro kitchen, 45,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill, 2-3 bedrooms, 3 storey house. fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Rent start from 25,000 - 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / email@example.com / www. thailiving.net HRAD1: 3 bed house with private pool in Jomtien, close to beach, all modern furniture included, internet and satellite 35,000 P/M Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1117: East Pattaya 2 story villa, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, fully furnished and ready to move in with the reduced price of 20,000 per mth. A very big house for a little bit of money!! Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: email@example.com HR0525: Just come available once again at a reduced price!! 2 storey, 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with internet available. 30,000P/M Call for more info 038-373966or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1141: Just come available this 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom bungalow located in Greenfield villas 1, modern furniture, ADSL and private swimming pool!! Priced at 65,000 p/m Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: email@example.com HR1138: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom bungalow located in SP5 Village Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL! New house just 35,000 p/m Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1072: Spacious house for rent (250 Sqm) on SP Village, tastefully decorated, 3 beds, ADSL connected and private swimming pool only 35,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com HR1127: 2 bedroom and 1 office villa located in East Pattaya comes fully furnished with a nice size garden and inclusive of ADSL with the computer!!! This property is 20,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HR1004: This Bungalow is located in the east Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, European style kitchen. Land size 800sqm and inclusive of private swimming pool and only asking 20,000 p/m. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: email@example.com
House for rent at SP Privacy 125 Sq.Wah, one storey house , 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, European Kitchen, Large living room, fully furnish and decorated, Private swimming pool, Large Garden, Security Price at 45,000 Baht per month including Garden and pool service Call North Shore Real Estate 038-303825-6 or 086-3134841 or 087-8335066 E -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org House for rent at Royal Village Soi Chaiyapruk Jomtien location 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Living room, fully furnished and Decorate, Large garden, Call North Shore Real Estate 038303825-6 or 086-3134841, or 087-8335066 E-mail: noina@ nsre-thailand.com Pattaya Hill: 3 bedroom, new, 30 000 p.m. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net SP Village: 3 bedrooms, new, 35 000 Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Jomtien: oriental style long stay resort with full hotel service, 1 bedroom 45 000 Baht, 2 bedrooms 65 000 Baht per month, daily or weekly arrangements possible. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Wonderland in North Pattaya, 3 bedrooms plus maid, 50 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Paradise Villa, large house with 4 bedrooms and private pool, 100 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net View Talay Villa with 2 bedrooms and private pool, fully loaded, 75 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Phantastic 3 bedrooms house with private pool in good location, 48 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net We have many more apartments and houses for rent – call us! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3 765) Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231 -931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3761) Luxurious Homes for Rent at Phoenix Golf Course Ranging from 40,000 – 130,000 Baht per month! Only fifteen minutes from the city, live in luxury at one of the area’s best golf courses. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Mediterranean style villa for rent at 60,000 Baht per month! This superbly finished four bedroom four bathroom home with swimming pool is a must see for those wishing to rent a great home.Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3716) Executive Class Rentals In and Around Pattaya from 15,000 – 150,000 Baht per month! A very rare opportunity awaits those discerning home hunters looking for both a luxurious quality home and with it a lifestyle most all would love to have. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3703) A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3700)
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(ptm-2407)Carina Mansion. Large fully furnished apartment. 48 sq.m., swimming pool, cable TV, aircon, fridge, sofa, king size bed, wardrobe, kitchen and large bathroom with hot shower. All rooms high speed internet enabled. 500 baht daily and 6,000 baht per month. Best value in town!! www.carinaapartment.com. Contact 081 829 2285(English), 081 311 7856(Thai) (ptm-0309) Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, Jomtien 56-70sqm luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, Free wireless internet, Cable TV in every apartment. Enjoy our rooftop swimming pool from 16,000 per month, call 086 111 7414 or check out our website : www. royalparkjomtien.com (ptm-w1208)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quiet and clean with in house laundry and supermarket by European management. Only 5 minutes walk to the Big C and Lotus Supercenter in North Pattaya. Furnished standard apartments 3,000 baht/month. Furnished air conditioned apartments 3,700 baht/month. Call 089 938 6022 (ptm-w1308)Bangkok Silom 1 Bedroom – near sky train and subway. UBC – direct line telephone. Long term. Telephone 086 006 3543 (ptm-h1508)Jomtien Beautiful 3 room, 2 bathroom apartment (76 sq m). Air con + fully furnished. 14,000 p/m long term. 087 100 5 726
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2 Balcony Corner Studio, 45 sq.m. 8th Floor in Angket Jomtien, with sea views, a very nice apartment with kitchen, fridge freezer, Sony surround HiFi, LCD, TV, fully furnished. Everything you need. Absolute bargain, only 1.2 mil. baht. Freehold or Rent 15,000 baht per month. In Foreign Name. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hot Sale, Be Quick! Pratumnak Jomtien Soi 5, 300 Meters from One of Jomtien’s Best Beaches, 32 sq.m. corner, 4th floor, big balcony for sea views, in need of renovation, very cheap price in a very good area. Only 690,000 baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com
Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Stunning 84 sq.m. 2 Balcony Sea View, 12th Floor. 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 showerooms, separate Euro kitchen, 2 AC’s, beautiful Mahogany furniture, marble floors and wall. Loads of money spent, this is a must see in the very popular Khiang Talay, 200 meters Jomtien Beach. Only 3.9 mil. baht (in Foreign name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 1.8 mil. baht (in Foreign name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com The Residence Jomtien New 52 sq.m. 5th Floor Studio, 800 meters from beach. Euro kitchen, quality furniture, big balcony, huge swimming pool, fitness centre, brand new building. Well under developer’s price, only 2.8 mil. baht. In foreign name. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, E-mail: email@example.com Majestic Jomtien 30 sq.m. 1st and 4th floor Studios, empty rooms over looking swimming pool. 800 meters from beach. In foreign names. Good price only 690,000 baht. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, E-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com
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500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Now only 1.5 mil. baht. Freehold or rent 15,000 baht per month. This condominium will be repainted and refurbished this year with new swimming pool and lobby, therefore prices will rise. Good investment. (In foreigner’s name). Part exchanges considered and stage payments available. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com Angket Jomtien, Two 8th Floor Studios, 38 sq. m with lovely sea views, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. Real Bargain of the month. Only 1.3 mil. each. In Foreign Names. Freehold or rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Thiantong Condominium Located on Jomtien Beach Road Just Inside Soi 7, 32 sqm studio, 16th floor (top floor). Fantastic views of the beach front and the islands. Fully furnished, kitchen, A/C. Ideal for taxi route, bars etc. Good letting potential. Only 1,390,000 baht. Freehold (in Foreign name). Be quick!! Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 600 meters from Beach. 60 sqm, 4th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 bathroom, kitchen, 2 balcony, fully furnished and renovated. Overlooking swimming pool. Very good price. Only 1.6 mil. Baht. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Khiang Talay Condominium, 200 meters from Best Beach Jomtien, 40 sqm, 4th floor, mountain view, beautifully refurbished with ornate ceilings and covings, Euro kitchen, remote A/C. Fully new furnished. Really must be viewed at 1.8 mil.
baht. In Foreign Name. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, now include LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. Fantastic bargain. Only 1,350,000 mil. baht. Freehold or rent 12,000 baht per month. In Foreign name. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com (ptm-a1308)Jomtien Beach Paradise, 40m2, fully furnished with kitchen, TV and aircon. Big swimming pool. Rent 8,000 baht/ month. Sale 1.2 mil baht. Tel: 089 230 3110. (ptm-a1308) Metro Jomtien Condo: 110m2 corner unit with fantastic panoramic sea views, fully furnished with Euro kitchen and 46’’ flat screen TV, tennis, squash courts and big swimming pool. Rent 18,000 baht/month, Sale 4.5 mil baht. Tel: 089 230 3110 (ptm-h1508)Jomtien Beautiful 3 room, 2 bathroom apartment (76 sq m). Air con + fully furnished. 2.4 million baht. 087 100 5726 (ptm-j1408)View Talay 1 & 2 Studios. Finance option available. 087 803 3329 (ptm-k1308)View Talay Condo 6. 91 sqm, on Walking Street Side. Value of 5.5 M, will sell for 5 M Baht. Call 087 078 2606 (ptm-t1408)Sale View Talay Condo 5. Studio 48 sqm., fl. 12, luxury room, beautiful view. Modern style, black & white. High quality furnishing. Price 3.05 million. Foreign name. 085 439 9699 Thai & Eng. (ptm-t1408)The Residence – Jomtien Beach. Studio 51 sqm, fl. 7 (top floor). Fully furnished including 40” TV. Big swimming pool. Foreign name. Price 3 million baht. 085 439 9699 Thai & Eng. (ptm-j1508)Finance Available. I am selling 3 nice condos in View Talays. From only 850,000 baht down & the rest over 5 years. Call 087 803 3329
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(ptm-ken1308)Condos/Apartments for Sale. Jomtien Beach Condominium. 65 sq metres, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, fully furnished, good sea views. 4,400,000 baht. Tel 089 213 9006 (ptm-g1208) Sale View Talay Condo Project 5. Located on Jomtien Dongtan beach on fl. 21(top), very wonderful sea view and greenery view. 55 sqm. luxury fully fitting furnished. 100% perfect condition. Elegant design & very nice decoration, Beautiful guarantee! Luxury Cozy breezy & newly. 3.19 mil. by owner (foreigner name) 081 933 2240, firstname.lastname@example.org. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/viewtalay (ptm-g1308)Baan Suan Lalana Nice Condo. 42 sq mtr condo, 5th(top) floor, balcony, nice views, separate kitchen, 24 hr security, tennis, mini-mart, 2 pools on complex 990,000 bah t. 084 105 4533 Thai/087 901 5229. (ptm-L2108)Northshore Beachfront Condominium, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, #2101, 21st Floor, Overlooking Pool and Beach, Facing Walking St., 64 Sq. Mtrs, Fully Luxury Furnished, New Washing Machine,100% Equipped, Soi 5 and Beach Rd., 7.9 million baht FOREIGN NAME. (Will consider term payments up to 8 months) Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634. (ptm-L2108)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 10 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street (Units are unfinished shells with electric outlets; bathroom completely finished with tile floor, tile walls, shower, sink, toilet, granite counter tops, lights, etc.). Units available 1804, 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; all 3 side by side); 1906 (19th floor), 2005 (20th floor), 2104 (21st floor), 2205 and 2206 (22nd floor; both side by side). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.2 Million Baht Each. Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 600,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 600,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (pta-dec0008)Penthouse 720 sqm with a Spectacular Front Sea View. 300 meters from the beach, 5 minutes away from Walking Street. In the best location of Pratamnak Hill. This residence is
a 360° unblocked sea view, with a golf and Buddha Hill. Large terrace (240 sqm) with huge Jacuzzi. New modern design concept, 4 beds/baths + maid room. Any room have terrace. Euro style kitchen, living 118 sqm. Fully furnished at high standard. Price exceptional at 50,000 baht/sqm. Tel. for information or a visit 081 863 1076. Stylish Condo for Sale at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. For only 1.3 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. A Very Nice Condo for Sale. Located at the 3rd flr. of Bangsaray Condominium. Totally renovated and has 2 bedrooms. Price is only 4.2 Million Baht. For more viewing and more information please call us : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale! Condo for only 3 Million Baht. Located at Wong Amart Beach. Luxurious Studio, 53 sqm at high floor, fully furnished with built-in furniture. For viewing please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 20 Million Baht, 260 sqm, two levels, with great interior designs, a spacious living area, executively decorated, breath taking sea view, just 1 minute walk to Wong Amart Beach and accessible to everywhere, good facilities are available. For viewing please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398.
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Condo in Jomtien Soi 16 For Sale – studio on 14th floor, sea view, fully furnished, forienger ownership. Price 1,995,000 Baht. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (038 231 712), Khun Tuk: 084 3626976, Email: email@example.com Condo in Central Pattaya For Rent and Sale - 64 sqm. on 8th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room, large balcony and nice view, fully furnished. Price : Rent 15,000 Baht per month, Sale 2,500,000 Baht. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (038 231 712), Khun Tuk: 084 3626976, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PATTAYA HYDE PARK 2. Exclusive living on Pratumnak Hill. Foreign ownership. 100% affordable prices. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (038 231 712), Khun Tuk: 084 3626976, Email: email@example.com Finance Available on our Condominium and Pool Villa Projects, 10% Deposit only. Call Barry 089 933 3583 First to View Will Buy - New Completed Unit. Pattaya “Down Town” location. 1 Bed- 57.20 sqm, fully furnished 2.8 Million. 2 Bed- 99 sqm, fully furnished 4.8 Million. Call Barry 089 933 3583 “Trade Up To a Better Lifestyle”. We will “trade in “your property, as part payment on any of our luxury pool villa and condominium projects. Call: Peter 081 982 6145. “Penthouse Style” over looking Pattaya Bay, 180SQ.M. Fully finished and furnished, best value in town 10,340,000- Call: Peter at 081 982 6145. Jomtien “Foreign Ownership” Pre-Construction discounts and easy payment plans, 150 metres to Jomtien Beach from 3,500,000Call: Peter at 081 982 6145. Foreign Ownership, 2 Bedroom Corner Unit. Fully furnished and fitted by a quality developer. Central Pattaya. Special deal for 60 days completion. Call: Peter at 081 982 6145. CS1285: Another bargain to be had!! View talay 6 studio apartment on the 13th floor. Needs to be finished with A/C & furniture, kitchen if desired. Only 2.8mill O.N.O Call for more info 038373966or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 aircons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, LaemChabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. View Talay 5 building C For Sale – this ocaen front tower, studio on 18th floor, full furnished. It’s registered in foreigner ownership. Price : 2,900,000 Baht. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (038 231 712), Khun Tuk: 084 3626976, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Keing Talay For sale - 42 sqm. with sea view, fully furnished, forienger ownership. Price : 1,700,000 Baht. Contact us PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (038 231 712), Khun Tuk: 084 3626976, Email: email@example.com
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CSNM: just come available at discount prices starting from 1 million Baht!! Studio and 1 bedroom available, some empty shell and some fully finished inclusive of furniture. An investment not to miss! Call for more info 0847808457or by E-mail: email@example.com CS1248: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien. 42sqm, fully furnished in which case everything is new and been lived in for 3 months by the owner. Owner needs to reside back in UK. Only 1.250million O.N.O Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CS1241: This apartment has just been lowered, the price from 3.9 to 3.3million!! It is located in the new Hyde Park buiding! 1 bedroom, 50sqm and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Call for more info 08-17613238 or by E-mail: email@example.com CS1230: Brand new A.D condo studio apartment on the top floor, 32sqm and with sea views! Available at only 1.5m Offers considered! Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thai Living: Hot Sale 1 Unit, View Talay 1A- Foreigner name, 5th floor, For 950,000 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale- Penthouse- Chateau Dale Thabali (120 sq.m). Easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, tropical living, 1bed / 2bath, 5th floor, For 6,300,000 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Corner unit, Fully furnished and great sea view, 9 M THB. 165 sqm, duplex unit. 40th floor. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Grand Condo. Great View and good location, sea View and large balcony, 3b/3b, need renovated, 186 sqm, 11th floor. 9.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale Studio 2 Units , Jomtien Beach Condo (Rim Haad). BLDG 3A, Pattaya, 3rd floor, For 850,000 M THB per Unit, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Complex. nice sea view and good location, 68 sqm, high floor, fully furnished. For 2.9 M. THB / unit, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ email@example.com/ www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale Studio, Jomtien Beach Condo (Foreigner name) BLDG S2, (Pattaya Side),16th floor, For 1,400,000 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Fully furnished and great sea view, 110 sq.m, 5th floor, 4.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale - Metro Jomtien, 54 sqm, great sea view, 34th floor, 2.75 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay 5D, Jomtien side and nice sea view, fully furnished. 48 sq.m, high floor, 2.9 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -711017 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: email@example.com, www.avenue-residence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www. novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www. novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: email@example.com (ptm-L2108)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 2 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 and 2507 (25th floor; side by side) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.6 Million Baht Each, Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 800,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 800,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. One million two hundred thousand baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime,Thai & English) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. For sale by owner. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only two million baht. Fifty percent financing available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 11.5 Million Baht………..Very high floor ‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for two years. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 3.2 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.8 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7.5 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. Call Jan at 087-021-3170 EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘D’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 20 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014 Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 270 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 6 46 sqm beautifully renovated Studio apartment for only 2.1 Million Baht. Just a 50 meter walk to the beach. Panoramic views over the ocean and the Boulevard. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (Property PR2402) Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3 091)
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Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream, be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments…..Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 12,25 Million Baht! LOWERED FROM 14.5 MILLION BAHT FOR A QUICK SALE!!! Just 1 minute walk to Jomtien Beach with a really spacious living area and an enormous balcony. The condo is completely renovated, ready to move in. A lot of facilities are available, two swimming pools, a gym and a tennis court are just examples. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR 2975) Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! We have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for three years. No work and a steady monthly income! 50sqm for 3.3 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed three year income and 80sqm for 4.8 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7.5 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/ Month three year guaranteed rental return. Call Jan at 087021-7014 Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a re-sale on a very high floor, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, 103 sqm for 16 Million THB Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR 3769) Duplex Penthouse on Jomtien! Have you ever dreamed of a house with sea view? Well, this duplex condo high above Jomtien Beach will get you this feeling due to the impressive staircase, 3 balconies on different directions, 2 living rooms and 3 bedrooms/4 bathrooms. The app. 200 sq.m. have just been first-class decorated (marble floors and bathrooms, beautiful built-in kitchen). Very reasonable priced at 8.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Jomtien Beach Road. Spacious apartment with 4 bedrooms an tremendous sea views, 252 sq.m., for only 13.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
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Grand Condo. Top location at Dongtan Beach, several apartments for sale, 2 bedroom apartment of app. 130 sq.m., high floor, for 11 M Baht, very nice 3 bedrooms apartment, low floor, for 12 M Baht Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Ocean Marina. You don’t need to have a boat to live here: a 3 bedrooms corner unit with magnificent views over the marina. The building comprises 2 pools (indoor/outdoor), an excellent restaurant, covered car park, etc. You will be impressed by the lobby and then maintenance of Ocean Marina. 178 sq.m. for 12.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Hi Floor Apartment – Wong Amart Beach. Magnificent 2 bedrooms apartment of 146 sq.m. on the 27th floor. Decorated and furnished to highest standards, ready to move in. Enjoy breathtaking views over the sea, the island and Pattaya from a 12 m balcony. Priced at 9.1 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net “Starter Apartments”. For the first-time buyers or for customers who need just a holiday or weekend home we offer duplex (!) studios from 1 M Baht and 1-bedroom apartments from 2 M Baht. Very stylish, brand new, nice furniture, with air con and kitchen. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Jomtien Beach Road. 250 sq.m. condo with sea view on Jomtien Beach Road with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. The apartment needs to be decorated what can be done by our company. Only 7.8 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net VT 6 Pattaya Beach Road. 2 studios next to each other, high floor, facing Walking Street, 96 sq.m., bargain price at 4.2 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net The New Markland! The best rental investment! Rental gurantee 7,8 and 9% for 3 years.Totally new decorated apartments on Pattaya Beach Road, 45 sq.m., priced around 4.1 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Breathtaking Views. Condo shell of 232 sq.m. high over Jomtien with large terrace and balcony. It can be transformed into an exciting high end apartment with 2 or 3 bedrooms. We have done several of these projects and can show them to you. Expect app. 3 M Baht for decoration. Price as it is 12.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
Penthouse Duplex at Chateau Dale. A stunning creation with magnificent pool view. This 105 sq m 1 bedroom duplex penthouse has been designed and fitted out to a very high standard: fully-loaded Western-style kitchen, designer spiral staircase to the top floor bedroom, large bathroom and tasteful furniture. PRICE 7.9M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net High End 1 bedroom apartment. Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment of 67 sq.m. with stunning views from 2 balconies. Exclusively furnished (2 flat screen TVs, 2 ACs, kitchen, built-in wardrobe, etc.) and ready to move in! The building is located in Pattaya’s most fashionable area on Pratumnak Hill and offers hotel like service: pool, fitness, sauna, restaurant, cleaning. Priced at 4.5M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Corner unit in Jomtien. Beautiful 111 sq.m. apartment with 1 bedroom, one bathroom, large living area, 2 air con, built-in kitchen and a balcony with breathtaking sea views. The building is one of the best around (40 m pool, covered car park). Priced at 6.2 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Property of the month. Nice 1 bedroom apartment of 56 sq.m. with sea view in a building with hotel-like facilities (restaurant, gym, room service, mini mart). Top location on Pratumnak. Priced at 2.99 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net New Condo. Located on Thappraya Road this project provides a fresh and innovative design with very reasonable pricing: 40 sq.m. start at 1.69 M Baht, 65 sq.m. at 2.9 M Baht and a top floor apartment of 154 sq.m. will cost you 10.59 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net View Talay 6. Pattaya Beach Rod, 48 sq.m., empty shell, only 1.9 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Central Living. New project in top location, 3 buildings surrounding the communal pool. Walking distance to all shopping malls, Beach Road and Walking Street. Available are studios of 34 and 47 sq.m., priced between 1.8 and 2.656 M Baht. Be quick to reserve your favourite unit! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net La Royale. Soon to be finished high rise at Na Jomtien. We offer several attractive re sales for very reasonable prices: Unit A (Center) 268 sq.m. for 23.8 M Baht, Unit B Pattaya Side 148 sq.m. for 13.5 M Baht, Unit C Pattaya Side 106 sq.m. for 9.7 M Baht. Several other units available. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
On the Beach! This 2 bedrooms apartment of 126 sq.m. is not only beach front, but literately built on the beach! Tastefully furnished. You cannot get closer to the sea without getting wet! Priced at 14 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Metro. Located on Jomtien Beach Road this is a 54 sq.m. studio with sea view, nicely decorated, only 2.5 Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net On the mountain – Pratumnak Hill. The best Location on Pratumnak Hill within walking distance to the beach: studios, 1-or 2 bedrooms apartments, empty shells or including decoration and furniture. Price: Studio 30 sq.m. shell 1.4 M Baht, 1 bedroom 60 sq.m. decorated 2.95-3.3 M Baht, 1/ 2 bedrooms 90 sq.m. decorated 4.8/4.9 M Baht. All units on high floors, foreign ownership. Considering location, views and interior there is nothing comparable! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net The Beaches. This project in Bang Saray will change the way we look at Resort Living! Hotels, restaurants, shopping, water park, sport center, spa, etc. Suitable for clients who demand the best for a holiday home as well as for investors. Siam Properties is appointed agent for THE BEACHES. For further information call our office or Mr. Heiner 081 861 19 07 Baan Suan LaLaNa. Very nice compound just a few hundred meters away from Jomtien beach with 3 pools, restaurant and mini mart. Available are brand new decorated studios for 1.29-1.45 Mio. Baht, corner units at 2.35 M Baht and 1 bedroom apartments for 3 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
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(ptm-n1208)Condo for Rent at Pratamnak Hill Near Cosy Beach & Soi 4. 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 air-cons, fully furnished 15,000 baht per month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5 920 (ptm-gl0008)Privately Owned Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent, newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom 2 toilets, living room, kitchen. Normally 2000 Baht per day but will be negotiable for monthly or yearly rent. Interested call 087 141 2783 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptm-a1308)Jomtien Beach Paradise, 40m2, fully furnished with kitchen, TV and aircon. Big swimming pool. Rent 8,000 baht/ month. Sale 1.2 mil baht. Tel: 089 230 3110. (ptm-a1308)Metro Jomtien Condo: 110m2 corner unit with fantastic panoramic sea views, fully furnished with Euro kitchen and 46’’ flat screen TV, tennis, squash courts and big swimming pool. Rent 18,000 baht/month, Sale 4.5 mil baht. Tel: 089 230 3110
(ptm-s1308)View Talay 3 & 5, Diana Estate, luxury furnished condos for rent from 18,000 baht (studio)/28,000 baht (one bedroom with Jacuzzi). Contact 080 962 9244 (ptm-h1508)Jomtien Beautiful 3 room, 2 bathroom apartment (76 sq m). Air con + fully furnished. 14,000 p/m long term. 087 100 5726 (ptm-1308)Bangkok Silom 1 Bedroom – near sky train and subway. UBC – direct line telephone. Long term. Telephone 086 006 3543 (ptm-w1508)Pad Condo Central Pattaya fully furnished room 40 sq meter. Wi-Fi cable, TV etc for rent at 6,500 per month. Tel 086 006 3543 (ptm-j1408)View Talay 1, 2 and 6. Quality studios. Short & long term. 087 803 3329 (ptm-a1308)Wongamart Garden Condo for Rent. 27th floor beachfront. 2 rooms, 100 sq. m., with luxurious modern furniture and European kitchen. Rent for 3 months up, for only 32,000 baht. Call 083 974 7448 (AVI) (ptfcr-g1408)Condo for Rent. By owner, 1BR condo for rent, brand new, adjacent to Avenue Mall, just steps to Villa Market and a block to the beach. Top floor with pool and elevator. Great view, hardwood floor, two a/c’s, two decks, striking new kitchen, full security, 14,000B for long term tenant. Call owner at 089 803 0388 or 038 225 349. 2 Balcony Corner Studio, 45 sq.m. 8th Floor in Angket Jomtien, with sea views, a very nice apartment with kitchen, fridge freezer, Sony surround HiFi, LCD, TV, fully furnished. Everything you need. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Angket Jomtien, Two 8th Floor Studios, 38 sq. m with lovely sea views, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Best Quality beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. A 105 sqm. Superb Condo which has captivating sea view is now for Rent. Furnished, has 2 relaxing bedrooms, 2 cool bathrooms and direct telephone lines. Price is only 28,000 Baht per month. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398.
Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht / Month, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: email@example.com, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www. novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www. novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: email@example.com Pratumnak – Luxury Condo – 2 Bedrooms, 2 Mins. To Dongtan Beach Modern Furniture and Fittings. Internet Connection, 50,000 Baht Per Month. Office : 038 374 623 Phone : 0811 580 065, www. pattayaoceanproperty.com, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org CR0388: GREAT VALUE, 82 Sq m 1 bedroom unit, 6th floor in View Talay 2B, Only 20,000 P/M Modern furniture, Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com CRNA: 2 1 Bedroom apartments located in the center of Pattaya, fully furnished with free wifi internet and fitness center at only 28,000 p/m Call for more info 08-478 08457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty. com CR1149: just recently come available studio 48sqm in view talay 6, 24th floor beach front apartment with fantastic view of Pattaya bay by day & night! Only 20,000 P/M Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouse, POSSIBLE SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 75,000 P/M view http://www.pattaya-property.biz/ index.asp to view pictures or call 08-49442541 or by E-mail: email@example.com
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CR1111: Studio apartments for rent, both long & short term lets, Wongamat beach area,44 Sq m, modern furniture LCD TV, from 15,000 P/M Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com CR0846: 2 bedrooms apartments located in Pratumnak close to the beach, many rooms available, short & long term, fully furnished, Wi-Fi internet, big TV Prices start at 45,000 P/M call 08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1122: 1 bedroom apartment, brand new, 51 Sq m, fully equipped, superb location 5 minutes to Walking Street, only 25,000 B Per month, Call for more info 08-49442541 or by Email: email@example.com CR1148: studio apartment in the very popular view talay 2 building in Jomtien. 48sqm a rare unit to get. Fully furnished and only 14,000 p/m Call for more info
08-49442541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CR1135: Newly renovated 20th Floor beach front apartment, great sea views, central location, 20,000 per month Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com CR1136: Newly renovated 11th Floor 1 bedroom apartment, in Center condo, South Pattaya, 15,000 per month Call for more info 08-17613238 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thai Living : Ananya Beachfront Condo Naklua soi 4, Building C, 4th floor. Beautiful beachfront unit with fantastic Sea View, huge balcony, 143 sq.m, 2b/2b, fully furnished. 60,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay 6, Pattaya Beach Road, 48 sq.m, 27th floor Walking street side, fully furnished. 20,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thailiving.net
Thai Living: Penthouse- Chateau Dale Thabali. Easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, tropical living, fully furnished 1bed / 2bath, 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ email@example.com / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Duplex unit. Fully furnished and great sea view on 29th floor, 226 sq.m. 3b/3b, Big Balcony, 65,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Complex, Sea View-high floor, Fully furnished. 68 sq.m. 17,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@ thailiving.net/ www.thailiving.net THAIHUS : Condo for rent in Wongamat Beach 1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 27 floor, 96 Sqm. Sea view and full facilities. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. THAIHUS :Condo for rent 19,000/month, 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms Full facilities newly renovated condo, tastefully furnished unit at a reasonable price with full European kitchen. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. THAIHUS :Condo for rent in Wongamat Beach 2 beds 2 baths 38,000/month, 143 Sqm. uses of the facilities of the 5 star beachfront hotel located next door. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail email@example.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.
Loft style duplex, 100 sq.m., on Pratumnak Hill, bargain for 25 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Luxurious and spacious 2 bedrooms apartment with very large living area, 45 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Kieng Talay: sea view studios and 1 bedrooms, from 10 000 – 20 000 Baht p.m. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Northshore, 2 bed rooms, top location, 70 000 Bath per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Jomtien Plaza, 3 bedrooms, high end living, 75 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net View Talay executive floors, 3 beds, luxurious furnished, 200 sq.m. 55 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Star Beach 1 bedroom apartment, sea view, corner unit, 20 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Star Beach: studios from 15 000 Baht, 1-bedroom from 22 000 Baht. Pool, sauna, fitness, restaurant. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Pattaya Hill: exclusive large 1-bedroom apartment, breathtaking view, a must see, 30 000 Baht p.m. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 90,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR 1362)
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We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/Month. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3 036) Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Sensational View Talay 5 226 sqm Front Corner Unit Facing Jomtien for 55,000 Baht/Month! Private access to the best beach of Pattaya (Dongtan Beach), On the Baht-Bus route. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and huge balconies. Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,00 Baht per month! What more can you say? If you would like a ‘Five Star’ lifestyle with the yachts and all…. this is your apartment. There are no better building amenities anywhere. Two swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, weight training gym, the list goes on and on…..and don’t forget their first class gourmet restaurant with Dim Sum on Sundays! This is just one of our listings in Ocean Marina. For a total overview of our listings contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com
Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well….what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘B Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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(ptm-1408)18, one Rai plots for sale. All plots with own lake water front beside Phoenix Golf course. Cost 4 million/Rai. Call John 081 919 1120 (ptm-n1208)Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364 (ptm-g1308)Land Bang Saray. 1 rai – 35x45 mtrs, cleared, filled, very close to beach. 2.95 mil. 084 105 4533 Eng./Thai, 087 901 5229 Eng. (ptm-jpp1208)Prime Land for Sale on 2nd Rd. opp. Central Pattaya. 8-3-50 rai (3550 sq. wa) width 81 x 176 M. 250,000.- bht/ sq.wa. Tel: 081 312 1661. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptm-m1608)Bang Saray Hills, Prime Real Estate for Sale by Owner, 2 to 3 rai, spectacular ocean and mountain views, walled, water, 3 phase electric, most exclusive farang area. 2.9 million per rai. 081 295 7236 (ptm-1308)Bang Saray Mountain, 1200 sqm (15 x 80). Ready to build on 790,000 baht. 087 100 5726 Land for Sale in Jomtien Chaiyapruk, 288 sq.wah, with Apartment floor planning Only 900 Meter from Jomtien beach, 12,000 Baht per sq.wah. Price for Sale 3,000,000. - MB, Contact Pattaya-Agency –Jomtien Khun Pena : 084 3626945 LS1019: Land located in East pattaya great plot ideal for someone looking for that special land plot of that being 1 Rai, priced at 4million baht O.N.O. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: email@example.com PL 037 Land for sale in the Pong area, close to the H/Way 36, 2x 1 Rai plots on separate deeds, easy access road, electric & water available, building permission in place, ready to start! Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phoenix golf Course. Several plots close to the golf course: 307 tw(=1228 sq.m.) for 1.8 M Bath, 305 tw (=1220 sq.m.) for 1.6 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net
31 Rai with views. Located close to Phoenix Golf Course, 31 Rai with 3 wells and planning for housing project, floor plans, etc. only 19 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 Million per Rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 20 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, only 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road and 70 meters from the main road, perfect for small housing project. For quick sale, grab our cheapest offer, only 500,000 Baht per Rai. Nothing cheaper than this! To view please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi HuaYai, 7.5 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, next to the main road in soi, perfect idea for a big house suitable not only for a big family, but for small family as well. For quick sale, we’re selling it for only 1.5 Million Baht per Rai. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for investment. For quick sale, only 8 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398 for viewing. Land for Sale 7 Rai. 43 Sq. Wah located at Najomtien Soi 8-12, Soi Pinnacle Resort, Opposite of Thai Alangkarn Show, only 350 m. from seaside. Price is only 20,000 per sq. wah (56,800,000 Million Baht). Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398 for details and viewing. For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Thai Living: Behind Diamond Beach Condo, land for sale with 3 Rai-200 sq.wah for 5.5 M THB. / Rai. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: land and house/ private pool for sale 200 meters from Beach - Haad Tawanron, Bang Sare, 1 Rai 96 sq.wah for 12 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net
Classified Thai Living: Quick Sale Land near Bang sare market, 164 sq.wah sale at 1.79 M THB. 3 km from beach and Sukhumvit Rd. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill Soi 4 (Opposite Star Beach) 207 sq.wah Sale 55,000 THB per sq.wah (N/A) For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Chaiyapruk soi 3, 2 Rai - 68 sq.wah of land for sale at 7.2 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ email@example.com / www. thailiving.net 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/ Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com 32 Rai on a hill near Phoenix Golf Course with nice sea views, ideal for a housing development. 550,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com Two land plots for 1.1 Million Baht/Rai near Mabrachan Lake. 19 and 31 Rai ideal for housing developments as the whole area is already developed with other housing developments. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development (038) 231-931 or (01) 634-2915 Email: email@example.com or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut trees-absolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buy- call to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th 2 Rai Beachfront land in Jomtien for 25 Million Baht/Rai. If you are looking for land to build a beach front condominium or a small scaled up class housing project this is it! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to email@example.com FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087-021-3170
Property wanted! We are urgently looking for condos, especially in Saranchol, Sky Beach, Silver Beach, Park Beach, Wong Amat, Garden Cliff, Royal Cliff, Sugar Beach, Jomtien Plaza, Grand Condo, Metro, Markland. And houses especially close to the beach in Jomtien and Wong Amat. You ‘ve got the property --- we’ve got the buyer! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net THAIHUS : Properties urgently wanted for rent in Pattaya and Jomtien areas: Call us today at (Eng) 085 277 7900, (Thai) 087 973 9704 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(ptm-b1608)Paradise Home Cleaning Services – 1,500 B for 2 staff / day – 2,000 B for 3 staff / day including chemicals – Optional steam vapor cleaner for aircon/carpet cleaning. Dynamic team and foreigner follow–up. Call now: 089 886 5445
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(ptm-h1208)Thinking of Building your Own House/Swimming Pool? Save 000’s. See and learn from our disasters first! Weekend ‘teach in’ One night for two, full board, European 4-star comfort: 3,500 Baht. Details: 082 161 8563 (ptm-s1208)Building and Design by Western English Speaking Architect, Good Rates!!! All forms of building, design, construction, Plans, council submissions. Call 038 170 734 or 086 669 1246. New Houses are also available NOW! (ptm-nu1208)Thai/English Speaking Matchmaker. Find your long term partner for Love, Marriage, Happiness. Through my social Introductions. For more info; please Email: nuttagon5@ hotmail.com (ptm-j2108)Storage Lockers for Rent. From 300 baht/mo. Jomtien Plaza. PH 085 275 0987 (pta-no0008)No 1 Visa behind Carrefour, Central Pattaya. Visa service for Thais to visit abroad, UK, Europe, USA and Australian Visa Specialist. The best affordable professional visa service in Thailand. Over 7 years experience. Taxi to the embassies, cheap airline tickets, travel medical insurance. Tel: 038 360 204, Mobile: 089 246 5980 (ptm-r1208)Are you Thinking of Building a House in Pattaya? Or do you want a condo renovated? Then speak to us first. Tel: 038 406 519, 081 864 6285, sales@ pattayahousebuilders.com, http://www.pattayahousebuilders.com (ptmsp-1308)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038 (ptm-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379 (ptm-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783 Do You Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun, Easy and Effective Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native eligible, professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment. Call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. *Email: thankful. email@example.com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch
We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal) Freelance I.T. Specialist. Services Offered: Data Recovery (accidental format and deletion), Website design and devolopment, Hardware/ Software setup and installation, PC cleaning and maintenance, Free online tech support for minor issues, LAN Configuration, etc. Contact: 087 481 2163, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pattaya Agency Legal Services. We will professionally provide you in shortly working days and also quick formation offering you of this following: Work Permit/ One Year Visa, Company Registration, Insurance, Accounting, IT services. Call PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (office: 038 231712) Khun Pascal: 084 3626989, Email: email@example.com We Want to Sell your Property Too – contact us, if you have a property for sale. www.pattayaagency.net, PATTAYA AGENCY - Jomtien (038 231 712), Khun Tuk: 084 3626976 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PATTAYA AGENCY – Now with in house LAW OFFICE (3 lawyers plus 2 consultants). ADVANCE LEGAL GROUP (civil – criminal – notary) in English and German language. Information and contact : www.pattayalawyer.com Dan One Call Service. Property Services includes general household repairs, air conditioning repairs, swimming pool maintenance, gardening new and maintenance, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, cleaning. General Services includes translation, assistance for Thai driving license, immigration matters, real estate matter, driver for your own car. Call 085 163 5037 or email email@example.com VDO Present Studio. We can make a presentation as VDO Presentation, Recording, Music VDO, Slide Show or special photograph in expertise skill in photographer. Please contact: Tiwa 086 787 8001 E-mail: pepz11@ yahoo.com Made to Order Cakes and Brownies, characters such as Sponge Bob, Barbie doll, Power Puff Girls, Spiderman, Christmas Bears and etc. Call 089 607 9850. Also, available Chocolate, Banana and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese.
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Classified (ptfjw-0008)Italian Man, 40 y.o. is looking for a job as manager for go-go bar, etc. Previous experiences in the nightlife â€“ industry of Pattaya. Michael 085 212 0788
Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@ hotmail.com. Visit their website www.skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai) If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: info@ ssallinone.com
(ptfsp-0108)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885 Legal and Visa services provided by American expert living in Thailand more than 10 years and English-speaking Thai lawyer.see ads in PattayaToday. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) for a free consultation. E-mail email@example.com
(ptfjw-e1408)Two European/ Hungarian/Ladies/35. Looking for a part time job in the day. We have car, we speak English Italian Russian. We are open for every job. Tel 087 067 0239 (ptfjw-e1408)Retired 57 Year Old American with TEFL Certificate would like to volunteer services teaching English and/ or basketball. I can be reached in Jomtien at don.coppock@yahoo. com or phone 082 257 9431
We are Growing Company, looking for more team work. 1. Marketing & Sales, Thai or native Speaker . Call 089 7489538 or 087 133 8282 (ptfjv-m1408)Thai Office Staff Wanted with Good English Skills, reading and writing. We require 2 Thai staff to assist with a business in Pratumnak developing a new concept providing information for tourists. Field work is required, meeting business owners, collecting information, translating English to Thai, using software. Excellent salary provided with bonuses as well. No transportation is required. Please contact Mark anytime on 0811 607 764 to discuss, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptfjv-ex1408)Top Car Rental in Jomtien; Seeking a highly efficient lady, can speak good English for Office Management. Starting salary 13,000 Baht. Have driver license. Call for interview 081 865 1011, 038 364 461. (ptfjv-ex1408)New Supermarket Opening Soon. Needs a Thai lady with experience with Supermarkets and can speak English. Call 081 865 1011, 038 364 461. (ptm-ra0008)Wanted: Office / Marketing Assistant for Housing Estate in NaJomtien near Ambassador Hotel. Required: Thai female, decent English, basic computer skills, can work with foreign manager. Provided: Salary plus commission, transportation. Please apply at: info@rar-jomtien. com, or phone 0854 870 720.
(ptfjv-gc1408)Garden Cliff Resort & Spa Pattaya is looking for staff, male or female. Several positions available. Must speak good English. Experience is an advantage. Send or drop off your resume at Garden Cliff Resort & Spa, 220/21 Naklua Moo 5, Soi 16, or email email@example.com (ptm-te1408)Wanted Secretary. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic computer skill. Please apply at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 841 5976 (ptfjv-c1308)Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya. 1) Administration Position; Sales Office, Reservation Office, Accounting Office, Purchasing Office, IT, Human Resources Office, Public Relation Office, Security Office. 2)Front Office, Guest Service Agent, Butler, Business Centre, Bell & Driver, Call Centre, Spa & Sports , 3)Engineering, Engineering, Gardener. 4)Housekeeping, Housekeeping, Florist, Laundry. 5)Food & Beverage, Food & Beverage. 6)Kitchen, Kitchen Staff, Steward. For further information call 038 370 028 -30 ext. 105, E-Mail: email@example.com or go to our temporary office, opposite the project site in Soi Wongamat Naklua (ptfjv-j1308)Free Private Accommodation Available, T/V etc in return for light garden and pool duties. Would suit couple 50/60 and be able to speak some English a small salary will be paid, and motorbike supplied. Huay-Yai area. Tel 087 905 5889 (ptfjv-p1308)Profil Construction Co., Ltd. is looking for an Interior Decorator. Call 082 202 7626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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(ptm-srv1108)Are You a Special Needs Teacher Who is Looking for an Interesting Job? A Special Needs School on the Eastern Seaboard is looking for a new member of staff who is: A certified teacher. Experienced in working with children with Special Needs, Creative, independent and disciplined, Fluent in English. What we are offering: A pleasant working environment at a young school in development, prospect of a management position, a good monthly salary, a challenging job with a lot of autonomy, attractive and free housing in the vicinity of a large city, free transportation by car. Interested? Call 081 940 4246 for more information (ptm-q1108)Office Staff Wanted. English speaking, reading, writing and computer experience is essential. Please contact 038 231 694, mobile 081 996 8915
(ptm-r1208)Southshore Personal Driver Urgently required, experienced preferable, english speaking is an advantage. For more details, contact: 083 773 3210 (ptfjv-0008)Wallpaper Hanger, English speaking required. Phone 084 958 6569 (ptfjv-0008)Clay Modeler Wanted to make chess set of cartoon characters; c.25cms. tall. Phone 089 058 4509 (ptfjv-1008)Restaurant Manager Needed. Good English is a requirement. We need a person with an outgoing personality and proven leadership skills. The Great American Rib Co. e-mail email@example.com. Call Sham at 02 661 2990 ext 444 (ptm-h1208)English Speaking Computer Teacher Wanted for English Man and Thai Wife. Stay 2 days, 1 or 2 or two nights; 370 kms from Pattaya. Comfortable home with all facilities and good food! Must have good references. 089 058 4509 or 084 958 6569
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(ptfjv-1008)Pool Cleaner Wanted. Experience is required. Full time cleaning and able to travel within Pattaya City. Swimming, male. Strong and have knowledge for pool maintain. Well paid. Call tel. 081 982 4963, 086 533 4963 (ptm-ra0808)Wanted: Office Assistant for Housing Estate in NaJomtien. Required: Thai female, decent English, basic computer skills, can work with foreign manager. Provided: Good salary, room, transportation, commission. Please apply at: email@example.com, or phone 085 487 0720. (ptm-ra0808)Wanted: Gardener and Maid for Housing Estate in NaJomtien. Required: Experienced Thai, couple welcome, can work with foreign manager. Good salary and room provided. Please call 085 487 0720. (ptm-tl0808)Thai Living Ferry: Coworkers wanted for our ferry between Pattaya and Hua Hin. A Captain with three years experience and a captain’s license. For more information contact Sara today sara@thailiving or call, 081 925 5982, 038 364 515. English is mandatory. (ptm-tl0808)Thai Living Ferry: We are looking for coworkers for our ferry between Pattaya and Hua Hin. Crew with two years experience please send your CW and letter of application now. For more information contact Sara today sara@thailiving or call, 081 925 5982, 038 364 515. English is mandatory. (ptm-tl0808)Thai Living Ferry: We are looking for coworkers for our ferry between Pattaya and Hua Hin. Hostess with two years experience please send your CW and letter of application now. For more information contact Sara today sara@thailiving or call, 081 925 5982, 038 364 515. English is mandatory. (ptm-tl0808)Just Us 2: Room Rental Service at Bang Sare. Thai Staffs: 4 positions for Cooker, Diver & Bar, Maid & Serve and Mechanic Man. Cooker can cook for Inter & Thai food, must be active, hard working. English speaking for all position required. Good salary & bonus. Contact: Nu 089 143 9787 E-mail:saengduen_s@ yahoo.com
(ptm-tl0808)Thaihus Samui: Real Estate Agency in Samui. Thai Staffs: 5 positions for Sales Representative, Assistance Sale, Marketing, Listing Agent and Admin & Book Keeping. Foreigner Sale Manager: Top ability & dynamic are required and sale experience in housing business, active, good relationship. High salary + commission. All prefer 2 years experience up in this business filed and must be able to speak English and have computer skill. Good salary and commission. Call: Wanjira 086 113 0667 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org (ptm-tl0808) SarSaz: Iranian Restaurant in South Pattaya. Thai Staffs for Cooker, Waiter & Waitress, Female Cleaner and Female Reception. Cooker must be able to cooking for Iranian & Thai food with 2-3 years experience of international restaurant. All must able to speak English and good relationship, active and hard working. High salary + bonus. Call: Kim 086 336 5690 E-mail:email@example.com LC International languages and Computer School is looking for German, Dutch, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and English speaking teacher. Interested person please call: 038 361 948 - 9 or contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org (ptfjv-0108)Needed immediately secretary, receptionist, ad sales people and graphic artists for publishing company. Top pay for experienced professionals. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). Send resume, CV or inquiries to email@example.com. (pta-jv0108) Medium Sized Steel-Furniture Production and Export Company in Pattaya searching Thai candidates of both sexes, positioned as a General Manager. Preferably experienced in production related work, structured, cooperative, master good English both written and orally and have average computer skills. Work will be focused on general improvement both in sales and production performance. Personal management, reports and logistics will also be part of this work. Necessary training will be given. Salary up to 50,000 THB/ month and possible bonus allocation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified (pta-vj2207)Leading Thai International Construction Company. Looking for top quality personnel for major civil project in Dubai. Excellent salary & career opportunites. Project managers, Construction managers, QA/QC Engineers, AutoCad/Design Engineers, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers. Age 30 – 47 years, good English. Engineer degree. Please send resume to email@example.com. Call 086-8169398 (ptfj-2007)Exciting Projects, Dynamic Company, great salary & bonus schemes are looking for the following positions: 2 Construction Managers (THB 100,000-150,000 tax free), 5 Section Managers (THB 60,00080,000), 10 Superintendents/Supervisors (THB 40,000-50,000), 1 team Survey Engineers/Technicians (THB 20,000-40,000), 5 CAD Draughtsman (THB 20,000-40,000), 2 Project Planner/Co-ordinator & 4 Assistants (THB 30,000-50,000), 2 Architects (THB 50,000-100,000). Only those with top ability & dynamic are required. Spoken & written English. Call 087 140 5199 or 086 816 9398 (ptfj-1907)Off-shore Oil & Gas Personnel for Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia required. Call ECO Thai Group Co., Ltd., 038 682 097, 087 140 5199 Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Full-time Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-Dutch-German-Italian-French-Japanese-ChineseRussian-Korean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-250-0072 www.Prolanguage.co.th
Mc Flight Travel & Visa. Cheapest Air Fares. Promotion BKK-LON, FRA,PAR, ROM, GVA Start from 10,000 O/W 20,100 R/T. Special Promotion on September AMS-BKK-AMS . Start from 570 Euro’s. All the price not include tax. Visa to Europe, Vietnam, Laos, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia; Ext Hotel Reservation, Scuba Diving, Taxi, Minibus. Tel 038 413 530, 038 724 023, Fax 038 413 540 Email.... Mcflightpattaya@hotmail.com
Motorbikes & Cars for Rent
(ptm-y0008) Pattaya Global 2000 Car Rentals. Taxi & car for rent, cheap price. Taxi to airport only 1,200 baht inc. toll fees. Call Yai on 086 323 3523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.pattayacarrentals-yai.com for more info.
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(ptm-1108)Mitsubishi Triton. 4 door, aircon, CD player. Full comprehensive insurance. Minimum 3 days hire. 1,200 baht per day. Mobile: Eng. 081 949 8713, Thai 084 563 7230 (ptm-s0708)Do You Want to Rent a Car? Neat, reliable Mitsubishi Champ, 4 doors, aircon, well running, radio. Full comprehensive insurance for just 9,500 B/month. Phone 081 835 9923 or stefanalive@ gmail.com
Motorbikes & Cars for Sale
(ptm-t1408)Yamaha Fino Motorcycle (Pink) 9614km. Very good Condition. Lady Owner, 18000 baht. Tele: Thai/ English 087 149 8534 (ptm-c0007)Toyota Tiger 3.0 Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, air bag, ABS, C.D. Big alloys, loads of extras, 130,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned. Immaculate condition. 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539 (ptm-j1208)Beautiful 1964 VW. No rust, good engine, repainted inside and outside, all done by professionals in Bangkok. A perfect opportunity for someone who wants to start a small business (cafe,bar) with minimum risk and without key money. 520,000 Baht. Call 082 475 9099 (ptm-m1208)260cc HAM ATV XYST 260, 2 years old, very low mileage, 1 Farang owner. 149,000 THB new. All reasonable offers considered. Must Sell. Tel: Martyn 087 489 5681 (ptfvs-d1208)Toyota Fortuner 3.0V 2006 Silver. Top model with full options + auto gear. House car farang owned only 17,000 kms. Many extras inc. tinted windows. Insurance 1st class. 880,000 Baht. Call 089 607 7931 (ptfvs-f1108)1997 Volkswagen Ventor. Excellent condition, service records, all power, 190,000 baht OBO. 085 689 8 033 (ptfvs-k0708)Toyota 2003 Sport Rider 4X4 Auto DSL. Only 140,000 ks Only 475,000 offer. 08 600 68 390 (ptfvs-k0708)A Solid Gold Longines Watch and Band, valuation $14,000 – new $20,000. Sell for only $6,000 or swap for jet ski or car or 4 wheel drive. 08 600 68 390 (ptfvs-r0408)2003 Nissan NV Truck with Carryboy. Topautomatic 69,000 km. Excellent condition. 229,000 baht or best offer, tax and insured. 086 109 0721
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Happy Birthday Khun Visa
Khun Visa with Dave and Steve of Manhattans
Friends and family enjoyed the celebrations
An exquisite evening of fabulous food
Friends and family gathered together recently to wish Visa Chimdee many happy returns of the day on the occasion of her birthday. The venue, the famous Manhattan Steak House, where guests enjoyed a superb meal and concluded the evening by toasting Visa to wish her health, wealth and happiness in the coming year.
‘Celebrate Life’ at Indian by Nature
Happy Birthday Khun Wittaya
The Tourism Authority of Thailand in conjunction with the famous Indian TV program ‘Celebrate Life’ recently took a film crew along to one of Pattaya’s most well known and respected Indian restaurants ‘Indian by Nature’. ‘Celebrate Life’ is transmitted on the Indian channel ‘Sahara Samay’ to an audience in 66 The model Sunanda does a fine job Khun Av with the Sahara TV Crew enjoying a countries worldwide and takes five course meal its viewers on a magical adventure to the world’s most interesting holiday spots. When the film crew were looking to feature the best that Pattaya has to offer including best places to eat, best time of the year to visit, things and places to see, best hotels, etc ‘Indian by Nature’ was selected as the best venue for gourmet Indian dining at its finest.When filming was over the host of the show along with the full film crew took advantage of the great location by sitting down to a superb 5 course Indian meal which was enjoyed by all.
Lighthouse Club meets at Shenanigans
Former Pattaya Mayor and the current chairman of Pattaya Mayor’s advisors, Khun Nirun Wattanasathorn (far left), personally wished Khun Wittaya Sririnworachai (2nd left) a very happy 52nd Birthday. Khun Wittaya is the chief of Pattaya building control and city planning section.
Mark Thomson , Craig Somerville , Cees Cuijpers , Herman Van Gucht , Chris Wilkins
Cees Cuijpers, MD of Town & Country, and Craig Somerville, Customer Relations manager of JVK
Kwanjira Boonsri, Methasit Namhong, Dueanpen Thongsombat, Alissara Khamprachorm, Saravut Phongpud, The well respected Lighthoouse club held its Jirawat Onkaew, Krittakan JiladhithiwarFebruary meeting at the new Shenanigan’s Irish akul, Paitoon Wongsawat Bar and Restaurant in Jomtien which offers the same excellent food and atmosphere as its sister bar situated on the first floor of the new ‘Avenue Shopping Center’. With over 150 members and guests attending, the evening was a huge success, and on the night the club managed to raise 56,000 baht for local charities. Sponsors for the evening were Town & Country Properties and JVK, represented by Cees Cuijpers and Craig Somerville, respectively. The next Lighthouse event will take place on the 27th March at the same venue - Shenanigans in Jomtien.
Golf Superstars bid farewell to Dusit Thani Pattaya
Natalie Gulbis poses with the hotel GM after checking out
Ms Ochoa being congratulated by the hotel LPGA Deputy Commissioner Libba Galloway staff, including general manager, Chatchawal (2nd left) is flanked by Surang Prempee, ManSupachayanon, (2nd left) as she arrives from aging Director of Ch. 7 (left) and Chatchawal Lorena Ochoa, is still ranked her triumphant day at the tournament Supachayanont, hotel General Manager number one female golfer in the world after winning the Honda LPGA Thailand 2009. Monday 2nd March, saw her leave the Dusit Thani Pattaya with the trophy after trailing Paula Creamer by three shots at the start of the final day, but fighting back to claim victory. This event was Ms Ochoa’s first tournament for the season making her US$217,500 richer. The Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation set a new record with 16,500 fans attending. The Dusit Thani Pattaya was also host to a ‘Thank You Party’ for the organisers on 28th February at The Point, the hotel’s extended terrace with spectacular views over Pattaya Bay. LPGA Deputy Commissioner, Libba Galloway and Surang Prempee, Managing Director of Channel 7 were among the special guests. On departure day Chatchawal Supachayanont, General Manager of the resort personally offered a fond farewell to the world’s best female golfers thanking them for gracing the 5 star hotel during the event and wishing then safe traveling until next year.
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The ‘New Face of Pattaya’ opens at DusitD2
From left, Pisith Boonchuang, Deputy Governor of Chonburi, Mayor Itthipol Kunplome , Paolo Randone, Guru dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya & Serm Phenjati, Hotel Consultant
Thanpuying Jongkol Khittikachorn (4th left Veerasak Kowsurat (4th left), chairman of front row), Veerasak Kowsurat (2nd left), TAT, Chanin Donavanik (4th right), CEO, Dusit Chairman of TAT, Pisith Boonchuang (3rd International, Vipada Donavanik (2nd right) left) Deputy Governor of Chonburi, Chanin VP, Dusit International, Mayor Itthiphol Donavanik (1st right) CEO, Dusit Interna- Kunplome (3rd right), Serm Phenjati (3rd tional, Mayor Itthipol Kunplome (4th left left) Hotel Consultant & Paolo Randone (fiar right) Guru, dusit D2 baraquda Pattaya back row)
Sure to become one of the ‘In Places’ around Pattaya the new ‘Baraquada Bar’ was officially opened recently at the ‘DusitD2’ hotel on second road next to the ‘Avenue Shopping Centre’. Attended by many local dignitaries including Pattaya Mayor Mr. Itthiphol kunplome this new luxurious Restaurant and Bar is sure to become one of the favourite haunts for Pattaya’s elite. Pattaya Mayor, Mr. Itthiphol kunplome was joined at the grand opening ceremony by other local dignitaries including the Chairman of TOT, Deputy Governer of Chon Buri and many owners and managers from hotels, restaurants and local businesses around Pattaya.
New Music Studio opens its doors
Ming (Director/Vocal Trainer) was congratu- Ming Thidarat (Director and Vocal Trainer of Studio Melodica) has officially opened lated by her friends from overseas Studio Melodica with “If I ain’t got you” The Melodica Music Studio recently opened by Alicia Keys its doors for the first time at Central Pattaya opposite Soi Town in Town. The school has a team of highly qualified teachers and with the help of the owners will be offering courses in media production, music education and stage performance. They will also offer lessons in a wide range of different instruments including piano, guitar, flute and bass with courses for all ages, from small The Lobby of the Studio children to the more mature student. For those interested the school will also be running courses in English conversation and Japanese for beginners. For further information, call 085 085 2920.
Royal Cliff Wine Club hosts South African Winemaker’s gala dinner
South African winemaker’s gala dinner, recently hosted by the Royal Cliff Wine Club, Asia’s leading wine club, featured some of the finest wines from South Africa. Staged in the award-winning Rossini Restaurant & Terrace, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Spa, the event presented the Wine Club members with a rare opportunity of an ultimate wining and dining indulgence featuring seven fabulous wines complemented by an excellently matching multi-course gourmet menu crafted by the culinary experts of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. Acclaimed by wine critics as “exceptional”, “distinguished” and “outstanding”, the featured wines are made by Springfield Estate winery and the guest speaker was the Owner Ms. Jeanette Bruwer. The elegantly decorated Restaurant welcomed more than 150 Wine Club members and guests and Royal Cliff Deputy General Manager and the Royal Cliff Wine Club President Mr. Ranjith Chandrasiri welcomed the distinguished guests and members including the South African ambassador to Thailand, H.E Mr. Douglas Gibson and his wife. The Royal Cliff Wine Club is open to limited new memberships. For applications or enquiries, email to: wineclub@royalcliff. com.
Indian by Nature celebrates five years of spicing up the local scene
The celebrated fine dining Indian restaurant, Indian By Nature, served their diners a gourmet meal to remember on the occasion of their fifth anniversary here on the eastern seaboard. Family and friends gathered to wish Av and Jack Khanijou continued success and prosperity and many more years of serving gourmet Indian cuisine. Seen here Di Barker presents a floral gift to Av Khanijou on behalf of Pattaya Today.
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