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Vol. 9 No. 11  16 - 28 February 2010

Volume 9, Issue 11

16 - 28 February 2010

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New Passport Arrangements for

British Nationals Overseas

From 8 March 2010 the British Embassy in Bangkok will no longer issue passports locally. From that date you will need to send your application to the Passport Processing Centre in Hong Kong, either through the British Embassy in Bangkok or, in the case of straightforward renewals, directly to Hong Kong. The new application procedures will be posted on this website www.ukinthailand.fco. gov.uk when the changes take effect in March. The following is some useful information on the changes and how they will affect you. What is changing and Why is this how does it affect me? happening? From 8 March 2010, These changes are part passports for British of a global initiative to Nationals will no streamline the overseas longer be processed in passport operation; to Bangkok. They will be reduce administration processed and printed costs while improving centrally in a Regional security and Passport Processing maintaining a high Centre. Until that quality of customer date, you can continue service. to submit your How long will it take? passport applications The Passport to the British Embassy Processing Centre Bangkok. They aims to issue all new will update their passports within 10 website with further working days after instructions from that receiving the correct date. documentation and fee.

You should however ensure that you allow time for delivery at both ends of the process as defined above. Should you need to travel urgently the British Embassy in Bangkok will still

be able to issue a travel document for emergency purposes. Does it work? In parts of the world where this service has been introduced, it has been a great success. Washington

is producing passports for the whole of the Americas and Wellington covers all of Australasia with excellent results. Over 6,000 passports produced per month with 90% of them in a 10 day period. Overall Cost If you apply for a British passport overseas you can expect to pay: • for your passport (the fee is the same worldwide). • The cost of sending your application to us (as you would in the UK) • For the secure return of your passport and documents.


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Vol. 9 No. 11  16 - 28 February 2010 NEWS President of Government Housing Bank comes to Father Ray Foundation with 15 GHB executives and a big cheque! Disabled young adults and abandoned children entertain the International Bankers and ex Beauty Queen The President of Government Housing Bank, Khun Khan Prachuabmoh, made his first visit to the Father Ray Foundation and brought along a cheque for 100,000 Baht. Khun Khan, accompanied by 15 of his top executives was entertained by Father Ray Children. Kindergarden students from Day Care at Father Ray Center melted the business people’s hearts with “Exercise Dance”; and Disabled Students from FRF Vocational School astounded the US Marines, also present, with their “Wheelchair Brake Dancing”. The cheque presentation was introduced by the popular

Ms Helen Prathumrat Berger, a staunch supporter of Father Ray Foundation and ex-Miss Thailand World in 1985. After the cheque presentation, Bankers visited the 130 youngsters in Day Care Center before they left the Father Ray Foundation, promising to return very soon, with an even bigger cheque.

You too can send a cheque to support us and our 850 needy children and disabled young adults. Father Ray Foundation Center, 440 Moo 9km, 145 Sukhumvit Rd, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya. Tel: 038 716 628 - Mobile: 081 723 5754 Email: pr@frray.org DONATE on Line: www.fr-ray.org

‘Agricultural Production Costs Insurance Project’ gets thumbs up from Farmers Recently, the Chief of Chonburi Department of Internal Trade, Khun Somphop Chinpein, announced the results of the government project instigated to protect farmers, and revealed that since November 2009, when the project was started, the government has already paid out in excess of 28 million baht in compensation, 10 million for 1,340 Tapioca farmers, 638,000 from 85 farmers for corn to feed animals, and 17 million baht for 2,116 farmers for protection from the rice season.

In effect, the project is aimed at guaranteeing farmers a minimum income from their agricultural production, even if present day market values fall below this figure. The project has been gratefully received by the farming community who wish the government to carry on with the project. At the moment the market value of Tapioca is higher that the government minimum so no payments have been made in the last month of the project. In the first month, 4,800 Tapioca farmers registered, however,

Pattaya Town will setup ‘Marine Emergency Medical System’ in Koh Lan area

Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronnakit Aekasing, recently chaired a meeting at one of the Pattaya City Hall conference rooms to discuss plans to set up a ‘Marine Emergency Medical System’ in the Koh Lan area. Furthermore,

attending the meeting were representatives from the Chonburi Provincial Health Office, Water Transport Office, Thai Marine Police, Sawang Boriboon Rescue and the Bangkok Pattaya and Banglamung Hospitals. The development of

only 1,340 actually put in claims. It is hoped that the new project will be able to be continued on a permanent basis.

the emergency medical system will increase the quality of medical care in the area and help provide a more efficient service to people living and visiting the area. Pattaya City Hall will oversee the training aspect which will include educating local boat operators in first aid and waterway safety. This is the first time such a system has been set up in Thailand and once again Pattaya shows the way.


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Central Festival Pattaya Beach celebrates its first year

The Vice President of the ‘Central Pattana Co. Ltd’ Khun Narit Keayklin, recently joined forces with the Banglamung District Head Officer, and Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronnakit Aekasing, at the sunken ground floor at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall, to congratulate the management and staff of the mall on their first year in Pattaya. General Manager of Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Khun Saral Tantijamnan, took great pleasure in welcoming the many honoured guests and dignitaries to the anniversary party. The anniversary of the shopping mall will be held throughout the month of February, whilst they

also celebrate the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day celebrations. Many special activities have been arranged throughout the month to mark this special milestone. Activities will include concerts featuring many famous Thai artists

and superstars who will be holding jamming sessions from12 midday to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. You will also get a chance to meet the famous performers and visitors at ‘Meet and Greet’ events which will also be held every Wednesday throughout February. Shoppers to the mall will also have the opportunity of making savings of up to 70% and some of the malls 400 world famous shopping outlets, and some lucky buyers will win invitations to some very exclusive parties. All in all, there is a lot to entice you to the store throughout the whole month, so get out those credit cards and shop till you drop!!

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The Royal Cliff Beach Resort and PEACH host the Annual Novartis Sales Conference

Khun Serirat Prasutanond, President of the AOT, visits AMARI Orchid Pattaya

Recently, the world famous Royal Cliff Beach Resort and PEACH (Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall) hosted Novartis for

their annual sales conference themed, “New Horizons, New Challenges” which highlighted the importance of setting new targets, reaching

new heights and rising to new challenges. This event which saw the visit of such distinguished VIP’s as Mr. “James” Deng Jianmin, the CEO & President, Beijing Novartis Pharma and Mr. Emmanuel Puginier Global Head of Marketing and Sales, General Medicine, Novartis Pharma AG drew 2,100 visitors for the annual conference at PEACH which culminated in an incredible gala dinner as carefully designed by the culinary experts of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort.

The multi-award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and PEACH is no stranger to hosting exceptional events and was the venue for the Money Expo 2010 – ‘The Road to Wealth’ between 5th to 7th February 2010.

New Senior Vice President St. Andrews’ Students hit the highest standards a year early of Sales at Amari

The President of the AOT (The Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited), Khun Serirat Prasutanond (right), was warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming,

General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya during his courtesy stay in Pattaya for ‘Intermediate Airport management’ Seminar at the resort’s 5-star Ocean Tower.

The Royal Cliff Wine Club Welcomes Domaines Schlumberger

Recently the Royal Cliff Wine Club, Asia’s leading wine club, hosted its first event of the year - a spectacular gala dinner which took place at the Grill Room & Wine Cellar in the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. The special evening saw the visit of one of Europe’s finest and most respected wine producers in Domaines Schlumberger from Alsace, France. Established over 200 years ago, Domaines Schlumberger boasts the most hectares of ‘Grand Cru’ vineyards in Alsace and acknowledged as ‘one of the 100 greatest wine estates of the world’ by renowned wine critic Robert Parker. The sold out event which was co-sponsored by Canpac Beverages Co. ltd had the privilege of having Mr. Alain Beydon-Schlumberger, the President of Domaines Schlumberger himself as guest speaker. 6 varietals of exclusive wines from this internationally distinguished winery were

featured on this special evening, which perfectly complimented the specially designed gourmet menu by Chef Walter Thenisch, the executive Chef of the acclaimed Royal Cliff Beach Resort. Mr. Ranjith Chandrasiri, Deputy General Manager of the acclaimed resort and President of the Royal Cliff Wine Club proudly exclaimed in his speech, his absolute pleasure and delight for Asia’s leading wine club in being able to host such a well respected winery – every single guest in attendance could not have agreed more. The Royal Cliff Wine Club of the world-famous Royal Cliff Beach Resort in JomtienPattaya was launched in 2001 and is a result of the resort’s enthusiasm in promoting the finest wines and hosting wine-related events. The club is open to a limited number of new memberships. For applications or enquiries, email to: wineclub@ royalcliff.com

Amari, the hotel and resort group celebrating the colours and rhythms of modern Asia, recently announced the promotion of M.L. Suravut Thongthaem to the role of Senior Vice President of Sales. M.L. Suravut joined Amari in 1987 as Business Development Manager and over the past 23 years, he has played an integral role in spearheading the sales

initiatives both domestically and internationally for Amari’s portfolio of hotels and resorts in Thailand. With the vision to expand the strong recognition of Amari globally by continuing to work closely with his well established industry partners, M.L. Suravut also aims to expand the group’s customer base. “We shall work towards making Amari recognised as a leading hotel brand in Thailand and in the AsiaPacific region.” M.L. Suravut said. With close to 100 people in his Thailand based sales team and a network of global sales representatives, M.L. Suravut’s key responsibilities will include driving the sales strategies across all international markets as well as streamlining key sales policies.

Chonburi Immigration open High Tech Computer Department

Chonburi Immigration Superintendent Police Lieutenant Col. Athisawis Kamolrat, recently presided over a meeting to announce the establishment of a Transnational Crime Data Centre (TNCDC), to police immigration within the Chonburi Province. He was joined at the meeting by fellow immigration officers and local business dignitaries. The centre has been set up to investigate and arrest those involved

in international crimes, migrant fugitives within the country, migrant workers both with and without work permits and to ensure enforcement of the Immigration Act 2552. The Act offers immigration and police officers more power in their fight to combat both national and international crimes, including counterfeiting, terrorism, the smuggling of arms and drugs, human trafficking and computer crimes.

Pictured with their provisional Physics results are Hathaitip Nantiyakul (A*), James Popp (A*), Benji Huber (A*), Felicia Hyvarinen (B) and Boonanuch Sornkajorn(B)

Most students, who study in an international school and sit the British IGCSE examinations, do so when they are 16 years old, at the end of Year 11. But for five students at St. Andrews International School, Rayong Campus, this was too long to wait and they took up the challenge of sitting 3 subjects a year early. Not only did they pass, but between them they reached the very highest standards with six results at grade A*, five at grade A, three at grade B and one at grade C. The students are now hard at work studying for a further 8 or 9 examinations to be taken this May, when they hope to match their previous success. These students have already been offered provisional scholarships at St. Andrews to study the prestigious International Baccalaureate

Diploma Programme during the next academic year. “We have a very strong group of students in our current year 11. Not only are they academically talented, but they really get involved in schoolwide activities and act as role models to others” said Neil Wrightson, Head of Secondary. “We are immensely proud of them and I expect that in a few years time they will be studying at some of the best universities in the world”. For further information please contact: St. Andrews International Schools, Rayong Campus 1 Moo 7 Banchang-Makham Koo Road, Banchang, Rayong. Tel: 0 3889 3716-8, 0 3862 9276-8. Email: rayong@ standrews-schools.com. www.standrews-schools. com

The TNCDC Department will be established on the second floor of the immigration offices in Jomtien with four separate data systems, PISCES, POLIS, IMM and IM, all to be used in the fight against crime and support officers in their investigations. The IM system will notify officers of the whereabouts of foreigners in the area and hotels and guesthouses will be required to notify

them on the arrival of any foreign visitor within 24 hours. On this special day to announce the formation of the TNCDC department, Khun Suan Nongnoch was thanked for donating an air conditioning system, the Chonburi Immigration Committee made a donation of 100,000 baht and 50,000 baht was gratefully received from the Siracha Immigration Department.


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Over 1 million Baht raised in Latest developments Pattaya to help Haiti Victims on Jomtien Road Project

The Kasikorn Bank in conjunction with the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association recently announced that the ‘Donation Centre’, set up by the bank to help victims of the Haiti Disaster, had collected 743,404.79 baht by the 26th January, which had been forwarded to the ‘3 Channel Family News’ Network for their work in the disaster hit

zone. Pattaya City Hall officially announced in the first week of February, that together with the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, Kasikorn Bank and the generosity of Pattaya residents a further 367,198 baht had been collected and was immediately sent to help victims. by Nana

‘Cobra Gold’ 10th Anniversary Manoeuvres a great success

The 10th ‘Cobra Gold’ Military Manoeuvres recently took place involving 6,000 troops from Thailand, the USA and South Korea. This annual event is based at Sattahip Naval Base and this year Supreme Commander General Songkit Chakabath, along with other high ranking military personnel, took great pleasure in watching the special manoeuvres arranged

to help and train Navy personnel. General Songkit explained that the annual Cobra Gold events is one of the most important Naval events of the year allowing Thai officers and men to train with other professionals from around the world and keep up to date on the latest technology and training methods. Training includes instruction in

Another meeting was recently held at a conference room at Pattaya City Hall, chaired by Pattaya Council Member for area 4, Khun Chusak Sriwachanapong, to discuss the present situation with regards to the Jomtien road construction project. Also discussed at the meeting was the progress on housing projects on the new road. Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, stated that the project is 75% completed and the remaining 25% will be completed within the next two months as previously announced. The original project was subdivided into five separate areas and it is only the final phase that has seen the major holdups due to the problems of purchasing land for the new road. The Mayor was pleased to be able to inform the meeting that with the help of the ‘Land Act Law’ all

required land had now been purchased and they would see no further delays. Pattaya Council Members also raised the issue of construction of the Pattaya School number 10 which has been interrupted leaving many locals with the belief it will never be completed. Khun Itthiphol explained that the construction of the school had been approved in a 2005 educational support budget at a cost of 9.7 million baht, and the contract for completion had expired in 2008. A private construction company was hired to proceed; however, due to financial trouble they have not been able to complete the project. According to the contract Pattaya City Hall can fine them 2 million baht. However, despite their financial problems the company have agreed to continue with the construction until it is finished.

weapons, munitions and modern tactics from land, sea and air. The Thai Navy was represented by H.T.M.S. Surin, H.T.M.S. Mannok and the Thai Naval amphibious troops, whilst the USA brought the USS Essex, USS Denver, USS Harper Ferry, and the USS Shiloh Tacron. South Korea provided the large training vessel this year the Sunginbong (cbr squadron 53). A contingent

from the Air Force of each country also took part in the training sessions. The highlight of the manoeuvres saw troops moving from the Sunginbong using amphibious vehicles and landing craft storm the Sattahip Naval Base with the support of aircraft from the three air forces. In total 6,000 troops took part in the exercise together with 6 ships, 60 landing craft and 35 aircraft.

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Hotel gets picketed from unpaid construction workers

A group of construction workers, led by their foreman, recently held a protest at the new Pattaya Beach Hotel claiming that the owners of the hotel are refusing to pay the nearly four million baht outstanding from work completed on time. The workers claim that the hotel owners refuse to discuss the matter with their bosses leading to great hardship for the workers and their families. Managing Directors of the

General Power Solutions Co Mrs Natya Konghome, and the Rasameemat Co. Ltd, Khun Asadang Rasameemat, explained to the media that their companies had been hired to install the electrical systems by the Managing Director of the Near guard Thai Investor Co. Ltd. and Mr. Charlie Near guard the owner of Pattaya Beach Hotel, with a budget of 10,190,705 baht with completion of the work guaranteed within 180 days. Mrs Konghome explained

that both companies had completed the work within the designated time and received a payment of 6,254,183 from Near Guard Investor Co. Ltd on the 25th January 2010. When the companies approached the hotel for the balance, payment was refused and those responsible for hiring them refused to discuss the matter further. She explained that the refusal of the final payment had left the two companies unable to pay their workers or the suppliers who had allowed them credit to purchase materials. Pattaya Media representatives contacted hotel staff who claimed they were unable to contact the owners at the present time. The two companies have also contacted the Provincial Labour Department, and if they cannot help to resolve the situation they will contact Pattaya Mayor, Khun Ittiphol Khunplome to see if he can help.

‘Cabana Party’ at Hard Rock Hotel

The world famous Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya will

host a ‘Cabana Party’ around the hotel’s spectacular

swimming pool on the last Saturday of the month with the action kicking off at 2.00pm. The party will include a dance show around the pool by hotel staff and will help to further increase the close relationships staff forge with hotel guests. One of the highlights of these monthly ‘Cabana Parties’ will be the live performance by the Hard Rock Cafe’s resident band who are sure to wow the crowds.

Operation Smile, Dusit International’s 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Programme under the patronage of Mr. Chanin Donavanik, Managing Director and CEO of Dusit International recently completed the early stages of its charity work with Operation Smile Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free reconstructive facial surgeries all over the world for children and young adults born with facial deformity and who belong to families that cannot afford the surgery costs because of financial constraints. The programme’s first child beneficiary, Kongpop Sumarn underwent reconstructive surgery Thursday, 21 January at the Queen Sirikit Hospital in Sattahip district located in the south of Pattaya. He was born in October last year with a more complicated

facial defect that necessitates another operation in a few months time. Natsmon Khinan of Operation Smile (Thailand) and Anocha Saisin of Dusit International Human Resources visited him at the hospital together with Arum Chaisomsri (Training) and Vanjie Lauzon, PR/Marketing Communications Manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya to see how he was doing. The baby’s parents expressed heartfelt gratitude to Dusit International for what they described as their son’s new chance in life and added they would forever be grateful to all the people behind this CSR programme working for a truly worthy cause. Founded by plastic surgeon Dr. Bill Magee and his wife Kathleen, Operation Smile have been globally active since 1982 and have helped more than 100,000 patients. In Thailand, the

foundation have been active since 1997 and have arranged over 5,000 free surgeries for children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities with the help of the great skills of their volunteer Medical Teams The relatively simple, 45-minute operation costs 15,000 Baht. With the CSR efforts initiated by Dusit International and its properties in Thailand and overseas such as Dusit Thani Manila in the Philippines, Dusit Thani Lake Cairo in Egypt, Dusit Thani Dubai and Dusit Princess City Centre Dubai, Operation Smile Programme will be able to reach out to more families and parents whose most fervent wish is to provide their children with the birth defect the necessary operation in order to give them a new chance for a better and normal life.

Sleepover with Sharks and Rays

A group of excited students from the Anglo Singapore School recently took part in an underwater adventure at ‘Underwater World’ in Pattaya. The students had the opportunity of walking through Southeast Asia’s longest acrylic tunnel, in the middle of the night, and experiencing the sea life at night. All of the students had a fabulous time at the Marine Camp having the opportunity to study the many marine life specimens and seeing the changes in behaviour caused by flashlights.

The students were split into groups and learned how to resolve problems and assignments through team work. The very experienced

guides from ‘Underwater World’ assured all the children had an adventure they will cherish for many years to come.

1st Pattaya Taekwondo Championships at Mike Shopping Mall

Khun Chanyut Hengtrakol. The 1st Pattaya Taekwondo Championships were organised in conjunction with Sophon Cable TV, the Fishu Gym and Mike’s Shopping Mall to help promote sports to local residents and bring a much needed boost to the tourism sector. The competition began in the morning with different challenges in 14 different categories with referees supplied by the Eastern Taekwondo Association ensuring a fair competition. Special prizes were presented to the winners of each of the categories and certificates were presented to the runners up.

The Mike Shopping Mall was recently the venue when Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome presided over the official opening of

the 1st Pattaya Taekwondo Championships. He was joined at the opening ceremony by the former Member of the House of Representatives,

‘2012’ Movie Premier helps victims of Haiti Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, recently had the great pleasure of presiding over the official Pattaya Premiere of the new movie ‘2012’. The special Gala event was held in the SFX Cinema in the Central Festival Pattaya Beach and all the proceeds from the screening were donated to the ‘Pattaya helps people of Haiti’ fund. The charity event was jointly organised by Central

Festival Pattaya Beach, SFX Cinema, Pattaya City Hall, Pattaya Business and Tourism

Association, the East Show and Sophon Cable TV. by Nana


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Pattaya bids farewell to its Naklua 100 Year Market

Recently one of Pattaya’s Deputy Mayors presided over the closing ceremony for the Naklua 100 Year Market which began on the 21st of November with a budget for 12 weeks. All in all the organisers managed to arrange two special concerts each week, 24 in total, which helped to make the market such a huge success. The closing ceremony saw a performance from famous Thai performer ‘Ton’ from ‘Star 4’, who along with his friends

from ‘Star 5’ Tew, Grand and Ging, really gave the crowds something to shout and cheer about. The main stage was very busy all night and everyone had a fabulous time. A second stage was constructed with a more traditional flavour, to suit the older members attending the celebrations. Khun Numchaichana Divi, Director of the ‘Traditional Song Conservation Club of Pattaya’ brought his team along to entertain the crowds with traditional song and dance. With nostalgic

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music from yesteryears, the crowd had no option but to get to their feet and sing and dance along with the performers. The Naklua 100 Year Old Market project was instigated by Pattaya City Hall Administrators in an attempt to revitalise the

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital donates ‘Operation Station’ Boxes to the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team Manager of the Thai Health Insurance Department at the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital recently had the great pleasure of presenting four ‘operation stations’ to the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team. The new boxes will help when dealing with accidents and the Director of the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team gave thanks to the hospital for providing these new items to help with their day to day business of trying to save lives.

Naklua business sector. With an area covering almost 3 Km it quickly became a favourite point of call for both local residents and visiting tourists, bringing a much needed cash injection to this hard hit economy. Naklua 100 Year Old

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Market project was such a success that it is hoped it will become a permanent

fixture on the Pattaya Festival Programme for many years to come.


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10th Thai Money Expo The 10th “Money Expo 2010” was held at The Royal Cliff “PEACH” Convention Centre and was attended by Pattaya City Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, the Chonburi Provincial Governor plus Thailand’s Minister for Finance from Bangkok. The whole three days of exhibitions were attended by thousands of visitors, who showed a keen interest in anything financial. Banks were the leaders at this “2010 Money Expo,” but were strongly supported by all types of finance and loan institutions, and other business organizations, that deal with fund transfers. The 10th “Money Expo 2010” was also orientated towards the ordinary citizens of

Thailand, with working class people, who were eager to seek out the best possible interest terms, especially for loans on “big ticket” items, such as homes or cars. The Cars-4-Cash take over their client’s cars against a personal loan at a very reasonable charge of 0.38% per month interest. Thailand’s Bangkok Bank has come up with a system of minimizing credit card fraud by using a new type of credit card with an embedded electronic chip. This 10th “Money Expo” was a huge success because it offered hundreds of people the best financial deals available, and there is little doubt that it will be held in Pattaya again.

Cobra Gold Trainees get more than they bargained for!

Personnel on the recent Cobra Gold Manoeuvres, which included 6,000 troops from Thailand, the USA, and South Korea, were stunned when one of the training exercises had to be postponed after a decapitated body was washed up onto the shore where their training session was taking place. The local police were quickly notified. The victim was found to have been around 30 years of age; he had been dead for around a week and was wearing red fisherman pants. During the preliminary examination there were no

signs of marks or wounds on the body, or that the body had been attacked by anything human, it is presumed that the head was missing due to being eaten by marine life. Police believe the victim may have been a migrant worker who by accident had fallen overboard and drowned, this would explain why he was not listed as missing. Police officers are to contact local fishermen to see if they had mislaid any of their personnel whilst out fishing around a week ago. by Nana

Man working at famous hotel dies after missing a turn At around 2.00 in the morning the Pattaya Police Station received a report of a fatal road accident that had left one man dead close to the Suksabai Villa Soi Kohpai, officers quickly made their way to the scene with a

Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team. At the scene the dead man, 36 year old Khun Thanachai Unkratoke, was found to have sustained a fractured skull and broken neck. Police believe that as the man made his way home from working at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, he was either drunk or was not familiar with the road, either way, at high speed, he completely

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5th Golden Boxing Glove Finals

The recent youth amateur boxing competition ‘5th Golden Boxing Glove Pattaya’ has now officially closed with the highlight of the championships a 60 Kg lightweight division match between Pitat phontawee from Wat Sutat School Team A, who lost to Werapon Boonpa from Srisaket Sport School 4 – 1. The winning team throughout the championships was the Sattahip School A Team. The official closing ceremony was presided over by one of Pattaya’s Deputy Mayors at the Fairtex Boxing Stadium in North Pattaya. Other local dignitaries included the Director of the Chonburi Amateur Boxing Association, Khun Kru Yodtong Srivoaraluck, Advisor to the Chonburi Amateur Boxing Association

Khun Proramet Ngamphichet, and a former House Representative. Pattaya City Hall collaborated with the Chonburi Amateur Boxing Association to host this event to help promote and develop amateur boxing within the Chonburi Province. The competition was divided into nine different categories for competitors under and over 18 years of age. Cotton weight, mini weight, paper weight, light fly weight, fly weight, bantam weight, feather weight and lightweight. The highest scoring team was the Sattahip School Team A who received 8,000 baht, second place went to Srisaket Sports School who received 5,000 baht and third place went to the Wat Suntawat School who received 3,000 baht.

Mugger caught by owner of Massage Parlor

The Pattaya Police station recently received a report that a man who had attempted to snatch a mobile phone from a well known massage parlor owner in Soi 7 Central Pattaya, had been apprehended by his intended victim. At the scene officers were met by 53 year old Khun Reangchai Boonsong, who explained to the police that he had traveled from his business, the ‘Smile Land Massage Parlor’, with his wife to look at a bar on missed the curve in the road and hit a brick wall at full speed, there was no sign of any other vehicle being involved. The rescue team transferred his body to the Bangkok Hospital to await collection by his family.

Walking Street. As they parked on Soi 6, Hai, a Cambodian national who tries to make a living selling lighters around town, suddenly approached them and snatched his wife’s Samsung mobile phone out of her hand before attempting his escape. The couple chased the robber, and with the help of people on Soi 7, they managed to catch him and detain him until the police arrived. Hai admitted to the offence claiming that he had no money to buy Yaba or pay his rent. His business interests were very slow and in desperation, and seeing the phone unprotected, decided on a quick fix to his financial woes. The police officers took the robber to the station where he will await his day in court.

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Operation Smile (Thailand) Foundation launched in Pattaya

The Operation Smile (Thailand) Foundation is a program developed by Khun Chanin Tonavanik, CEO of Dusit International and the Dusit Hotel chain. The idea behind the project is to help disadvantaged adults and children undergo surgery which otherwise would prove financially impossible for them. The foundation specialises in treating facial problems including a cleft palate and tumours etc. at no cost to the individual. Khun Chanin explained that the Pattaya branch’s first patient was a three month old baby boy, Kongpop Sumarn (Singto). He underwent a surgical procedure at the Queen Sririkit Hospital in Sattahip recently after being born last October with facial problems which required reconstructive surgery. His parents were overjoyed with the results and warmly thanked all those involved in giving their son a new lease of life, the operation was a complete success. The day to day operation of the new foundation will rest on the shoulders of Office Manager Khun Nutsamon Sinan, who together with

Khun Anocha Saisin of the Dusit International Human Resources Department and Khun Arum Chaisomsriri and Vanjie Lauzon from the PR/ Marketing Department, will take on the responsibility of vetting potential patients and after care follow up. The Operation Smile Thailand Foundation is one of 25 similar projects being run all over the world. The first such foundation was opened in 1982 in the United States of America by Dr. Bill Magee and his wife. Since then in excess of 100,000 people have benefited from the treatment made available by this very special organisation. Since the foundation was set up in Thailand, back in 1997, they have already helped more than 5,000 people on the road to a normal life, with the help of national and international doctors from around the world. Most of the doctors who participate in these procedures are from different volunteer medical institutions around the world. Each operation takes around 45 minutes and costs in the region of 15,000 baht.


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Local Sattahip residents got quite a shock recently when two old 3.5 inch Anti Tank Grenades were discovered near to the Sattahip 700 Rai Weekend Market that could have exploded at any time. Had the two grenades that were discovered under a tree, been mishandled, they could have left a 100 metre crater causing total destruction of the area and killing anyone nearby. The Thai Navy Ordnance Department, who are responsible for defusing unexploded bombs, first heard of the discovery from Khun Chanchai Emcharearn the Sattahip District Head Officer, after he got reports from local residents who had stumbled across the two devices. Officers from the Thai Navy Ordnance Department were immediately dispatched to investigate the discovery and ensure they were diffused without causing damage to the surrounding area or to local residents. The officers ascertained that the two grenades were in a very fragile state and that it would be dangerous to try and move them. It was decided that as they were discovered in an open area, away from

dwellings, they could be diffused on site. Bomb Disposal Expert, Warrant Officer 1st Class, Songkrod Maneereung, explained that he had many years experience defusing bombs and the two grenades in question looked to be in a fragile state. He explained that if anyone finds a suspicious package or device, they should immediately contact the police or a village headman, as any attempt to move these devises would probably have resulted in death. He stated that an area close to where the two grenades were discovered had in the past been used as a Military Training Ground, he believes that local residents entered the training area looking for anything of value and discovered the two grenades under the tree. Fortunately, they had the common sense to report it to the authorities, had they not, and the grenades been discovered by children, the results would have been horrific. He reiterated that anyone coming across a similar device or suspicious package should immediately inform someone in authority and not attempt to move the object themselves.

Bar girl shot on back of foreigner’s motorcycle Officers from the Banglamung Police Department recently received a report from the Memorial Hospital that they had been called out to a shooting incident in front of the Ariya Villa Village in Soi Siam Country Club, officers immediately made their way to the scene. Upon arrival the victim, 41 year old Kallaya Sakelakai from the Phechabon Provice, was given emergency treatment for a gunshot wound to her right hip, however, she refused to give a statement or tell the officers how she had come to be shot. British national, Mr. Alan Barger, explained to the officers the events that had led to the shooting. As he was riding his motorcycle from a bar in Pattaya Second

Road, Soi 12 to his home in Ariya Villas after having a drink, he was stopped by the lady who he knew from one of the local bars. She jumped on the back of his motorcycle and asked him to take her back to his place for the night. As he pulled into the front of his villa he was surprised

The Thai Navy Border Patrol with responsibility for the Mekong River border region between Thailand and Laos recently arrested three suspected drugs dealers. The arrested men, from Thailand and Laos, were caught following an anonymous tip off to the authorities. The arrested men were found in possession of Yaba tablets, cash and a car whilst they awaited delivery of a further 20,000 Yaba tablets which they would ship to a major dealer in the Donmuang area of Bangkok. Commander of the Thai Navy Border Patrol, Rear Admiral Adungsawat

Pumpoang, explained at a press conference that he had ordered around 100 officers from different law enforcement agencies to check all the entry and exit points along the border. At one of the check points police pulled over a cream coloured vehicle which they had received a tip off would be trafficking drugs. The vehicle driver was accompanied by two female passengers. Once the vehicle and passengers were searched and the drugs and cash etc. found, all were arrested and taken to the police station. One of the suspects, Mrs. Deanjai, was found to be

Tattooed Man’s killers found and arrested

Following the news story in our last edition on the body of a tattooed man that had been buried in a shallow grave on a pineapple farm close to a dry river bed, the victim has now been identified as 34 year old Jaroon Jarongchatchawan ‘Bee’, a local man, who police believed had been killed due to a personal vendetta or over drugs or gang related involvement. The Deputy Commander of the Chonburi Provincial Police Department,

Superintendent Pol. Lt. Col. Prakrob Sangpring of the Hoy Yai Police Station, recently announced the arrest of 18 year old Khun Prarinya Toataisong and 44 year old Khun Chaom Virojrat or ‘OM’, after finding evidence of two shovels used to kill and bury the dead man. Upon questioning Khun Prarinya, he confessed that he had organised the murder with his colleague ‘Om’ and a further accomplice 45 year old Suthep Phitakyad (Lek),

to see a truck pull up behind them, it had obviously been following them, and one of the two occupants, the driver, would down his window and started to shoot at them, four or five shots were fired, before the truck was driven away. He saw one of the bullets hit a tire on the bike and then he heard the victim, Kallaya, screaming that she had been shot. He quickly parked the bike and then immediately contacted the Memorial

Hospital for an ambulance. He explained to the officers that the attack had certainly been aimed at Kallaya, however, he had no idea what had happened earlier in the night to arrive at this stage. Police have no real clues why the shooting took place and will try and get some facts from Kallaya when she is feeling a bit better. They will do everything they can to bring these violent criminals to justice.

hiding 383 Yaba tablets in her bra along with almost 30,000 baht in cash, two mobile phones and bank books with total deposits in excess of 3 million baht. The vehicle’s driver, Khun Nutthawut Meekam, confessed that the two young ladies used him on a regular

basis to drive them to local banks and then across the border into Laos to buy drugs. They would then travel onto Bangkok where the drugs would be purchased by one of the major dealers in the area. This was the first time they had ever been stopped by the police.

who sells clothes and shoes around the local markets. He explained to the officers that they had tricked the victim into leaving his home to attack one of their enemies; he would be paid 1,000 baht to beat the guy. Upon arrival at a deserted rubber plantation they ordered the victim out of the car intending to shoot him, however, the gun became jammed and would not work, so the three assailants attacked him and beat him to death with the gun and shovels. They hid the body under rocks so it would not be seen and returned to their homes. The next morning the three men returned to the rubber plantation and put the dead body into an old airconditioner box and moved him to the pineapple farm

where they believed his body would remain hidden. He explained that he had given the victim 30,000 baht to purchase a .38 gun; however, he was only given an old shot gun and was not prepared to be ripped off in this way, so he planned the killing. The officers took the suspects to both scenes to reenact the crimes and spent 2 hours explaining exactly what had happened. During the reenactment the other suspect arrived on the scene with his wife. He explained that he had already surrendered to the police and strenuously denied having anything to do with the killing. He had managed to arrange bail of approximately 300,000 baht which will keep him out of prison until he has to defend himself in court.


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BUSINESS NEWS Three banks offer financing for 7-Eleven franchise

Entrepreneurs wanting to jump on the 7-Eleven franchise bandwagon can now access financing from Siam City Bank, Kasikornbank and Siam Commercial Bank. “We will allow individual investors to select successful outlets from the list of our 7-Eleven stores and turn them into their franchised outlets,” Korsak Chairasamisak, CEO of CP All, the rights holder for Thailand, said yesterday. “We want to increase the proportion of franchised outlets to about 50 per cent by the end of this year,” he said at the signing of the agreement with the three banks. Franchised stores make up 49 per cent of the 5,300 7-Elevens in the country and the company wants to take

that to 58 per cent of 7,000 stores in 2013. “We will invest about Bt4 billion this year to open about 500 7-Elevens locally. So far 30-40 have been opened this year,” he said. The company expects to grow its sales by 10-15 per cent this year from about Bt90 billion last year. A 7-Eleven serves about 1,200 customers a day on average, or about 6 million people across the country.

New Strategic Alliance Creates Powerful Online Platform for Small Tourism Operators in ASEAN

A new strategic alliance announced this week will give small and medium-sized tourism operators in ASEAN a powerful online presence, even if they do not have a website. The initiative is the result of strategic collaboration between Creative Advances Technology (CAT) and the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA), both based in Kuala Lumpur, and the ASEAN Competitiveness Enhancement Project (ACE), based in Bangkok. The new platform allows tourism players to go online and get new business for free. The collaboration boosts ASEAN tourism business opportunities by putting operators' travel packages on multiple travel trade and consumer online sites, including ASEANTA's new SoutheastAsia.org portal which went live January 26. The ASEANTA portal uses Standard Online Tourism Architecture (SOTA). SOTA utilizes networking linkages to connect travel businesses with potential customers, both trade and consumer. To date, SOTA connects over 900 travel agents and over 15,000 travel suppliers' worldwide. Through this electronic tourism platform, tourism players can be linked and networked within the industry more effectively. Hundreds of tourism players in ASEAN are expected to benefit from

the collaboration. "The online tourism industry continues to grow quickly as travel customers look for more convenient ways to research, plan, book and purchase their travel," said Mr Rohizam Md Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SOTA. "With SOTA, ASEAN's travel operators who are not online can now compete globally." Mr Yusoff said that there are thousands of travel agents in ASEAN but only a handful are active online. "The ASEANTA portal and SOTA are perfect partners to provide one standard platform. SOTA allows travel operators to easily reach more customers, connect with tourism inventories throughout ASEAN, and obtain information such as the latest tourism statistics," said Mr Yusoff. Mr R.J. Gurley, ACE Project Director, said: "This far-reaching new collaboration will allow ASEAN tourism players to distribute and sell their great travel products in multiple participating websites and travel blogs and also the new SoutheastAsia.org metasearch site." The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is also a supporter of the SOTA initiative. It will promote the SOTA platform to its members and through its global PATA Chapter network. For further information visit www.sotanetwork.com.

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New Senior Vice President Projects and Product Development at Amari Amari, the hotel and resort group celebrating the colours and rhythms of modern Asia, recently announced the appointment of Nigel Harris as Senior Vice President Projects and Product Development. Prior to joining Amari, Mr. Harris was the Vice President of Technical Services for Hilton International for the South Asia region, where he was responsible for establishing an independent technical and design support function for owners and the development team in the roll out of multi-brand hotels throughout India. A trained architect, Mr. Harris brings to his role over 25 years of senior management experience in hotel, commercial and consultancy companies

throughout the Asia Pacific region. His experience in the hospitality industry within the region is extensive, and includes senior regional roles with Shangri La Hotels and Holiday Inn Worldwide. In his new role, Mr. Harris will be an integral part of Amari’s recently announced expansion plans focusing on the profiling of new brands and supporting project and development activity.

Golden Tulip sustains Asian Expansion with New Thailand Properties

Thai Vision Holidays executives and owners of the re-branded Golden Tulip Resort Pattaya and the Golden Tulip Erawan Hotel are delighted to be joining the Golden Tulip family. From left to right are: Manoj Tiwari, Director, Thai Vision Holidays; Matthieu Evrard, Chief Development Officer, Golden Tulip Hotels; E. Saleem, Director, Thai Vision Holidays, and Mark van Ogtrop, Managing Director, Golden Tulip South East Asia.

Global hospitality management conglomerate Golden Tulip has continued its strategic expansion into South-east Asia with the recent signing of two hotels in Thailand's popular resort destination of Pattaya. Golden Tulip already boasts more than 255 hotels in 38 countries with 27,000 rooms and from the beginning of March the Royal Orchid Pattaya will be re-branded as the Golden Tulip Resort Pattaya and positioned as an ideal getaway destination for families and short break guests. The Erawan Hotel Pattaya will be re-branded as the Golden Tulip Erawan Hotel showcasing superb facilities for meetings and incentives and leisure travellers. Both Pattaya properties will undergo extensive renovations to bring them up to Golden Tulip operating standards and will officially re-open in early March. The two hotels were officially signed over to new management on February 3. Golden Tulip Managing Director, South East Asia, Mark van Ogtrop, said the signing of the Pattaya hotels displayed the strong intentions of the company to the travel industry that it was putting serious resources into

finding partners in the region as it seeks more hotels to manage. "We have a mandate to expand the brand in Southeast Asia and these newlysigned properties Pattaya signal a significant start to this strategic process and we have some exciting announcements about more hotels to be made in the very near future," Mr van Ogtrop said. "Obviously Thailand, with its robust travel industry is a key target for us, but we are also looking at properties in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia and are already talking to a number of property owners and developers. "Golden Tulip is one of the largest hospitality management companies in the world and we want to bring this track record to owners in Asia seeking a quality brand to work and develop long-term partnerships with." Mr van Ogtrop and his team will manage the Asian expansion from Golden Tulip's regional headquarters in Bangkok, which has also re-opened the newly branded Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort and Spa (formerly The Mangosteen Boutique Resort and Spa) in Phuket on February 1.


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BUSINESS NEWS

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THAI Wins Asia Pacific ICT BKK Motor Show Organizers urge VAT cut to boost car sales Award 2009 (APICTA) Thai Airways International Public Company Limited’s Cabin Attendant Pre-Flight Study and Briefing System recently won an Asia Pacific ICT Award 2009 (APICTA) under the Tourism and Hospitality Category , during an award ceremony that as held at the Asia Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (APDIS) in Melbourne, Australia. The APICTA Awards is an international awards program that aims to increase Information and Communication Technology (ICT) awareness in the community for increased innovation and creativity. Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, THAI President, said the Cabin Attendant PreFlight Study and Briefing System won the award at the Asia Pacific ICT Award 2009 (APICTA) under the Tourism and Hospitality Category . THAI’s Cabin Attendant Pre-Flight Study and Briefing System was designed and developed inhouse by THAI staff in 2004 to help THAI cockpit and cabin crew prepare for flight through advanced secured authentication and internet (SSL VPN with OTP Token) on all personal computers and on every mobile phone network from anywhere in the world. THAI’s Cabin Attendant Pre-Flight Study and Briefing System previously won the award under the Tourism and Hospitality Category at the Thailand ICT Awards EXPO 2009 , which was awarded by the category of tourism and hospitality from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

THAI is the first airline to have invented this software, currently used by 10,000 THAI cockpit and cabin crew, which helps crew members prepare themselves prior to flight departure. The Cabin Attendant Pre-Flight Study and Briefing System software is the software that introduces On-line Real Time System enabling pre-flight information for crew members that includes flight information, flight schedule, passenger frequency, inflight catering, weather, updated news information of destination city, aircraft information and local greetings. This software is also applicable to mobile phones via Mobile Internet or SMS Query through top networks on AIS, DTAC and True. The information includes flight information, flight departure and arrival information in Bangkok that crew members may use to strengthen service standards and to compete with other airlines flying to Bangkok. The software system also helps cabin crew to maintain quality of passenger service according to the Company’s policy.

THAI spends Bt35.5 bn on new aircraft

Thai Airways International's plan to acquire 15 new aircraft by 2014 for Bt35.5 billion was approved by its board yesterday, in recognition of stricter emissions requirements in the near future. Seven 300-seat aircraft will be acquired through a Bt31.3 billion financial

lease for regional routes, while eight 350-seat aircraft for long-haul routes will be acquired via operating leases running 10-15 years, chairman Ampon Kittiampon said. A budget of Bt922 million was also set aside for two engines for the regional aircraft, and another one of Bt3.3

VAT reduction from 7% to 4% could save thousands of jobs, says organizer Grand Prix International, organizers of the 30 th Bangkok International Motor Show have pledged the government to consider temporarily reducing VAT to stimulate passenger car and commercial vehicle sales. Earlier the Joint Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking disagreed with the auto industry's appeal for a temporary 3-percentagepoint reduction in the excise tax. Jaturont Komolmis, vice chairman of the Bangkok International Motor Show organizing committee, informed media yesterday that car-makers employed as many as 750,000 workers, and up to 20% of them could lose their jobs due to the drop in car and pick-up sales demand. "No matter which way, the government should help prevent these people from being laid off due to the decline in car sales and exports," he said. Governments in Singapore, Malaysia, India and China have announced tax-cut measures to save their automobile industries, he said. "Singapore does not assemble automobiles or hire any workers, but they still lowered the tax to help the automotive sector he says. "These cuts are only temporary, and will be lifted as soon as the situation improves." A reduction of the value added tax for auto sales "Today whenever a vehicle is sold, whether it is brand new or second-, third- or fourthhand, there is 7% VAT, which is redundant," he said. A revision of VAT rates does not have to be passed by the Cabinet, and could be implemented right away, he elaborates. Prachin Eamlumnow, chairman of the organizing committee, says consumers

had been holding off purchases of cars on news that there could be an excise tax cut. "But it turns out that they can't do it, which means that those who do plan to buy a car don't have to wait any longer," he says This will help car companies taking part in the show to maximize sales. Prachin said that last year 15,000 orders were placed at the show and he expects a 10% increase this year. "With the sales slump in January and February, as well as March, which is usually a low sales month since consumers wait for motor show offers, car companies will do everything in order to boost sales at the show because this is their last chance," he adds. "The economy may not be good, but we are confident that the show will surely help stimulate the automotive market significantly," he says. As much as 20 billion THB is expected to change hands thanks to the event, and most of that will come from sales of vehicles rather than accessories, which should fetch about 2 billion THB to 3 billion THB. Last year the show drew 1.5 million visitors, and Prachin expects attendance to be up this year. "We expect 1.6 million to 1.7 million visitors will come, as we have extended the show by two days," he says. This year the show runs from March 26 to April 6, with March 24 and March 25 reserved for VIPs and the press, respectively. Among the highlights is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

two door coupe, also known as the ELK, which will make its right-hand-drive world debut, while BMW will stage a world premier for the Z4 roadster at the show. The Z4 will be shown in Bangkok before Germany, where the global launch will be staged in May, he adds. There will also be a Lotus Two-11, which was first launched in Geneva with only its carbon-fibre body. The car to be shown in Bangkok will be complete with engine and chassis, he said. The most expensive car will be the 35 million THB Aston Martin DBS, which

will be exhibited by Master Car Rental rather than the official importer. The exclusive sports car will be offered for rent for those who want a super car experience. Kasikorn Leasing and Krungthai Leasing will offer financing for auto buyers at the show. Prachin said that more than 200 million THB will be used to stage this year's event, which marks the 30th anniversary of the Bangkok International Motor Show. The price for show space has been raised by 5%, while the admission charge has gone from 80 THB to 100 THB.

billion for three engines for international routes. These 15 aircraft will join five A330-300 aircraft that have already been ordered and will be put in service this year and six A380 aircraft that will enter the fleet from 2012-2013. President Piyasvasti Amranand said the new aircraft's influence would not show up in this year's performance but would be significant in the long term. The procurement would be as transparent as possible, to keep intervention at bay, he said. "Our focus will be on

further reducing non-fuel expenses by Bt12 billion this year (from Bt10.8 billion last year), and how to make the airline profitable in 2010 as scheduled," he said. These energy-efficient aircraft will help the flag carrier meet the European Union's stricter greenhouse gas emission restrictions, he said. In 2012, airlines flying into the EU will face emissions quotas in the EU's attempt to fight climate change. THAI now operates 91 planes - 47 Boeings, 42 Airbus' and two ATRs -

with a reported average age of 11.6 years, versus six years for a regional leader like Singapore Airlines. The THAI board also approved a hedging policy to reduce the risk from fluctuating jet fuel prices. "This policy is devised for the company's operating results to meet target and to prevent risks to shareholders and stakeholders. It is not intended to generate revenue or profit," Ampon said. Fuel risk management would be carried out continuously and systematically by the

Petroleum and Corporate Insurance Department for 20-80 per cent of the average fuel consumption per month taken in a fiscal year. Last year, only 3-20 per cent of its fuel needs was hedged. In 2008, the airline lost Bt6 billion through hedging, as contracts were bought when oil prices peaked. The board also appointed Pravich Rattanapira, the science minister in the Surayud government, to immediately fill the executive chairman post vacated by Wallop Bhukkanasut.


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Jameson’s Man of the Match Award

AROUND PATTAYA

After scoring two goals in F.C Nova’s thrilling 3-0 victory over the opposition in their Division Two MBMG League fixture, sit is presented with the Man of the Match award by Barman Bob at the Jameson’s after match victory dinner.

Oasis Spa Spectacular Vintage Staff Party 2010

The Oasis Spa (Thailand) led by Managing Directors Mr. Toby Allen and Mr. Pakin Ployphicha recently held a “Vintage Extravaganza Party” at Amari Rincome Hotel, Chiang Mai. The event was aimed to encourage and reward the staff’s outstanding performance. It was thoroughly exciting and successful with a staff singing contest, and a lucky draw of presents supported by the spa business partners from all over Thailand.

Celebrity Love-couple visit AMARI Orchid Pattaya

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The Geordie Carnage Group flown into Jameson’s

Woodlands welcomes popular singer

At last all together at Jameson’s Pub The Geordie Carnage Group flown across by special request to perform for the Masses. Here we see Young Steve Page Geordie, The main man Col Mottman) Powell Ambassador to the Geordie Nation to Thailand, Angus (Scottish Geordie), The Scourge Alan Taylor, Little Mark, Big Geordie Mark, Dave Mottman, Lanky Mottman, Landlord Kim, The Welsh representative Dai Coe, and friend to Alan Shearer, Ray Campbell.

Thai Popular Singer, Khun Boy-Pisanu Nimsakul, from True Academy Fantasia, a regular guest at Woodlands Hotel and Resort in Pattaya was warmly welcomed by its General Manager, Mr. Stephan Bringer. Khun Boy has recently made his film debut in a Thai movie: ‘October Sonata’.

Dusit Thani Pattaya welcomes Siam City Hotel bids farewell a Japanese celebrity to Russian Ambassador

Japanese model turned actress Hisako Manda (2nd right) was given a warm welcome at Dusit Thani Pattaya when she arrived at the five-star resort recently to shoot a commercial to be shown on Japanese TV. Ms. Manda dubs Susan Mayer’s voice for the Japanese version of Desperate Housewives. She also represented her country in the 1978 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant. Photo also shows (L-R): Kei Uchiumi, hotel MICE Director, Hathairat Onsamram, Benjarong Sampantanakarn, Ms. Manda and Pramot Sothana, Front Office Manager.

Pattaya’s Aging Eye Population

Picture shows seated from left are, Mrs. Damira Uberoi, Mrs. Maria Pytelova, Mrs. Kamala, Mrs. Olga G. Afanasieva and Mrs. Karin Ashri. Standing from left are, H.E. Mr. Vasil Pytel, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic; Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Yevgeny; Mrs. Melanie Giles Clapp; Mr. J.S. Ubero and Mr. Nabil H.H. Ashri.

Mrs. Kamala Sukosol, President of Siam Hotels & Resorts recently hosted a Farewell Dinner Concert for Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Yevgeny Afanasiev and Madame Mrs. Olga G. Afanasieva at her residence.

Romanacing on Koh Samet Khun Dhaninrat Klinhom, Director of PR, Amari Orchid Pattaya Khun Meiji Anoma and Khun Man Supakit, Celebrity Love-couple Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya

Celebrity Love-couple, Khun Man Supakit and Khun Meiji Anoma, were warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya during their courtesy stay in Pattaya at the resort’s 5-star Ocean Tower

Colors of Asia Travel visits Amari Orchid Pattaya

Dr. Maria Abalon, who is the Operations Manager of the “Euro Optic” chain of optometry clinics, recently gave a very interesting talk on vision defects in older people to the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC). She has worked in Thailand for the last 13-years and is responsible for eye examinations and to diagnose any vision problems or eye diseases that might be present. This often involves administering drugs to her patients, and “Euro Optic” has six shops in all, one here in Pattaya and five in Phuket.

Child Abuse Seminar

The leading Thailand inbound tour operator and travel agent Colors of Asia Travel Team, led by Mr. Reuven Barash, Managing Director, were warmly welcomed at Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Pattaya, by hotel’s General Manager Mr. David Cumming (back row, far right), for their companies fabulous dinner party after a great hotel inspection of the resort’s 5-star Ocean Tower.

From now until February 28, 2010, Samet Resorts is offering “In Love” packages at all its properties for couples and lovers wishing to romance on Koh Samet. The net cost of the special 2-night package are Baht 25,500 with accommodation at Paradee’s Garden Villa, Baht 16,200 in a Deluxe Cottage at Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa, Baht 9,990 in a Deluxe Room at Ao Prao Resort, Baht 10,100 at Sai Kaew Beach Resort and 6,890 in a Garden Cottage at Samed Club. All packages include daily breakfast and one dinner with a glass of sparkling wine for 2 persons. For more details and reservations, please contact Samed Resorts’ Bangkok office Tel: 0 2438 9771 – 2, e-mail: rsv@samedresorts.com or sales@samedresorts.com A wide cross section of the community attended a seminar on measures to prevent the abuse of children, which is occurring frequently in poverty stricken areas. The Deputy Mayor was the keynote speaker and this was followed by a similar meeting at Pattaya City Hall in the afternoon. World Vision is backing a new and very comprehensive program that has many new initiatives involving the Thai police, hospitals, health care workers, local schools and social welfare departments.


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AROUND PATTAYA

City Planning Meeting

Pattaya City Hall has released its thirteen strategies for the future of Pattaya’s development that includes both long and short range plans. Safety and security will include more CCTV cameras especially on high buildings, and the fitting of GPS to tourist boats. Drug problems will be continually targeted, especially amongst young people, as the new “yah-ice” drug is very dangerous. Transport will include new roads, improvements to existing road systems, and improvements to communication systems. Public relations will include “Road Shows” and sports promotions to attract large international events to Pattaya. Education facilities are to be steadily improved, and improvements made to the standard of living, especially for low income families. Pattaya’s whole infrastructure is to be upgraded, which includes such essentials as water and electricity supplies. Public health improvements will include such facilities as the new 80-bed Soi Buakao Hospital that is presently under construction.

Dr. Guiseppe’s Philosophies Every month Pattaya’s resident philosopher speaks on a different subject at the North Star Library on Sukhumvit in Central Pattaya. His last presentation was on the subject of “human rights,” and he outlined how these had evolved slowly over thousands of years. What may be acceptable in one country is not in another, so nations must unilaterally learn to agree on some of these points and respect each others beliefs. Not only is Dr. Guiseppe an excellent university lecturer, but he is a superb debater, who can answer all sorts of difficult questions

New Islamic Bank There are seven branches of the Islamic Bank of Thailand in Bangkok, with one in South Pattaya, and a total of 28 branches throughout Thailand. They welcome all foreign customers, and this relatively new Islamic Bank offers a unique “flat interest” method of credit, by purchasing the intended property and selling to the customer for cost price plus a small service fee over an agreed payment time period. Personal or business loans are also available using an existing property as security, thus allowing clients to be able to get finance

Busy Business Association Meeting

Matters concerning water were the main topic at the monthly Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA) meeting held at the Green Park Hotel in Naklua. A Chonburi official stated that weather predictions were for floods in America, but drought conditions in Asia. Local water authorities did not see any problems as Pattaya’s water storage areas were 80 - 85% full and they have increased their capabilities to capture flood waters from rivers. The subject of sea safety was discussed and local authorities will be strict on the training tourist boat operators, licensing of boats, and periodic safety inspections. It is also envisaged that another pier will be built for the mooring of speed boats, so that the long term parking of boat trailers will not be necessary.

Fishing Games At Jomtien

This competition by the Thai Fishing Club saw 66 boats with teams of three per boat heading out off Jomtien’s Wind Surfing Club in small speed boats to see who could get the biggest and heaviest catch of the day. The fishing area was a strip up to 3-kilometers out to sea and of considerable length along most of Jomtien Beach. Starting at 6.00 am – 3.00 pm, the almost 200 very experienced fishermen were competing for trophies and or cash prizes, with contestants being judged over five categories, included the biggest team catch, (by weight) and the heaviest single fish. The highest total of fish caught weighed in at 24-kilograms and the heaviest single fish was a quite large15-kilogram. Local Pattaya officials and the deputy Mayor, Khun Wirawat Kahki was in attendance to present some of the trophies and cash prizes. and later they are able to extend the loan amount for some further purchases. Coincidently, the Vice President, Mr. Zati Sankhavanija, is the brother of Pattaya’s famous guitar playing star, “Lam Morrison.” The first Islamic credit card in Thailand will be promoted, focusing on spending on essential items, not including alcohol, gambling and entertainment expenses, so this alternative method of credit is very competitively priced.

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by Peter Lloyd

The long-empty Jomtien Plaza has kicked back into life recently, which is positive real estate news for the area. The development is about to become a mixed-use retail scheme, and, reflecting the straitened economic times, the owner is sensibly letting ground floor units with a one-month rentfree period, and no key money, at a monthly rent equivalent to around 80100 Baht per day in the first phase, which will have 60 units, including “soft”

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Jomtien Complex News

bars, a seafood restaurant, clothes stalls and a food court, with parking on the floors above. On the very top floor will be a volleyball court and a football pitch, for hourly rental. The owner’s plan is to progressively develop each floor of the building and an enormous amount of work was carried out on the building 18 months ago, before it paused as the financial crisis blew up. I had feared they had gone bust after all their hard work, but in

a hopeful sign for other mothballed real estate developments, work has now re-commenced. The success of this venture should positively impact on the current tenants’ businesses in Jomtien Complex and hopefully get rid of the noisy nighttime caterwauling from late-night drunken Karaoke singers which blight the occupiers of the Jomtien Complex condominium. Call Khun Katherine Phromporn on 086 849 4183 for more information on the retail units.

Doing Bird

Usually, grooming mynahs in Pattaya is a despicable criminal offence, and bird watching is a lecherous citywide sport, but nonetheless, I recently I discovered I have something in common with the nonces, snitches, drug lords and psycho-sadistic murderers who inhabit Her Majesty’s prisons. Apparently, for a recent bird census carried out in the UK, many prisoners from Wormwood Scrubs, Dartmoor and Leyhill prisons took part, listing which birds they could see from their prison cells or exercise yards in an hour of observation. I too have been doing something similar from my own apartment in Jomtien,

daily as I work on my computer. Recently we put out some rice, water and sunflower seeds.. We are over 20 floors up, near Jomtien beach, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we now have a regular, if nervous, group of visitors, ranging from a pigeon, house sparrows, four or five different individual mynah birds, and some kind of wagtail which woke us up one morning

with a lovely, loud musical courtship display. I used to sit on the balcony from 6am until 9am, but I don’t want to deter the birds, so I have had to change my early morning routine to accommodate them. And at first light when the first mynah bird touches down to fill its face, I am usually woken up by its cries, which certainly beats my alarm clock.

I have been encouraged by upbeat reports of real estate market recovery, real or forecast, in some European countries, particularly the UK. Pattaya’s previous real estate boom was fuelled in no small part by foreign real estate markets, with people taking out second mortgages to buy condos and houses in Pattaya, for rental or retirement, so surely this is a hopeful sign for Pattaya? Not a chance. There are three major problems with

seeing an inflow of funds into Pattaya real estate from improving markets abroad right now: 1. Thailand must sort out the country’s political mess, with significantly worse news imminently expected about that, and maybe a serious insurrection to come before the country can heal and move on; 2. the terrible exchange rate of the Thai Baht must come down dramatically against major Thailandfriendly currencies such as

the GBP, US$, Euro and Aussie $; 3. the overpriced property market in Pattaya would have to fall by at least 30-50% in order to make people feel they are getting something worthwhile for the investment risk, even if just buying to live in and not as a more straightforward investment. I have a vested real estate interest in talking the market UP, so my negative comments are not made lightly.

“Shh. I hear a noise”

Pattaya real estate

Walking Street Lawlessness

I recently witnessed an extremely violent incident on Walking Street, where a drunken Korean tourist, violently throwing off his imploring Thai girlfriend, raced back, shirtless, to a nightclub to unwisely confront the doormen, who had presumably thrown him out or not let him in because he was too drunk in the firstplace. Astonishingly, the bouncers were pretty reasonable with the force they used, one on one, to put him down, but he refused to back off or give up, and he kept going back for more. He was like a raging bull with a death wish. A crowd of maybe 200 people quickly gathered at 12.30am. Walking Street was still packed with Russian tourists and even families who were forced to witness this nasty incident, which took about 5 minutes to fully unfold, right in the middle of Walking Street. In all that time not one police officer, tourist police volunteer, foreign tourist police volunteer (FTPV) or any other kind of law enforcement was to be seen on the street. The incident got out of hand only when they guy was violently attacked from behind by a Thai bystander in typically cowardly fashion. The crowd of witnesses probably saved his life, or certainly a trip to the emergency room. These large unruly mobs have a habit of getting out of hand anywhere in the world at that time of night and one day someone could

be murdered on Walking Street by unchecked mobviolence. I looked at the crowd that had gathered, at the fact there was no law enforcement down there and wondered just what is going on. Walking Street seems to have been abandoned by the police and City Hall. Later that night, at 2.15am I noticed even the FTPV vehicle had disappeared and they had all gone for the night from the top end of Walking Street. There was now no law enforcement presence at all down there, yet Walking Street was packed and stayed packed until I went home, at

4am. Why don’t the FTPV stay there until dawn? If they are needed at 10pm, they are certainly needed at 3am. Why isn’t there a police presence down there anyway, full time, and certainly on the busiest nights of the week, at the most drunken and violent time of the night? Unlike some in Pattaya, I think the FTPV do an important job when they are there, because without them, Walking Street becomes the first self-policing main tourist street in the world, which is bad not just for everyday violent incidents, but which also has grave implications for its vulnerability to major incidents impacting on the city’s tourism industry. Need I spell it out? Contact me at pattaya todaypete@yahoo.com


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Thailand Set To Lose The Next Battle In The Drugs’ War Dear Editor, Yesterday, my room safe was broken into. I made a report to the Pattaya police, but have heard nothing back. The details are that between 15.00 and 17.50 yesterday my room safe was broken into. They took my Thai Bank ATM debit card, and proceeded to spend over 75000 baht, they also took between 15000 and 20000 baht cash, $400 Australian dollars cash, as well as stealing my Sony camera, my Prada sunglasses, and my passport. What should I do? I want this person caught. I read your newspaper all the time and I see when news like this happens people are caught when seen on TV or in newspapers. There is CCTV in my apartment where I was staying. The owner also told me a farang guy checked in that day at 14.00 and checked out at 16.00. Furthermore, the owner of the apartment will not let me see the CCTV footage. And he has given me many, many stories about this incident. I also moved out of where I was staying and went to a hotel, but the owner refused to refund me the 2 months rent. I had only stayed 6 nights. Michael Ozist Dear Michael, We’re very sorry to hear of your ordeal and commiserate with you. It seems very likely that someone on the inside or someone known to the owner of the apartments where you were staying could well have committed these crimes, this especially as the owner refused to refund you 7 weeks unused rent, refuse to let you see the CCTV footage and the fact that he gave you many, many stories as you say, which I take to mean that he lied to you repeatedly. As you say, by publicizing such thefts on TV or in the newspapers such as Pattaya Today, there is a greater possibility of the perpetrator being caught. You will notice from similar accounts in our newspaper that public spirited members of the public often collaborate with the police to bring such criminals to justice. I trust that the police have followed up the crime and checked the account of the apartment owner. If this hasn’t yet happened, it might be a good idea to go once again to the police station and remind them. Apart from that, hopefully our publicizing your plight in the Letters to the Editor might well provoke some response, we hope so. Dear Editor, Perhaps you can give me some advice about the Thais being taken over by ‘gods’ or ghosts of former kings and the efficacy of such happenings. My girlfriend insists on going everyday to one such person who she says has Rama V’s spirit living inside her which apparently makes her a very good medium and counsellor. I’m not so sure personally, especially as it costs me an arm and a leg every time she goes there. What do you think? Yours truly, Frank Spinoza

Dear Frank, This phenomenon is known to us and there are apparently many such cases here in Thailand. However, I would be extremely cautious about the whole thing, especially as furnishing proof in such matters is so difficult and it could well be a scam, or the person could be severely misguided. What you are talking about is effectively possession, if it really occurred. It seems that the spirit of Rama V must have protean qualities to be able to possess so many individuals. I personally have heard of at least five such cases. The other alternative is that if the woman is indeed possessed, the possessor may well not be who they purport to be. This occurred frequently in Europe in the Middle Ages and was deemed to be extremely dangerous as the possessing spirit was often apparently demonic, as could well be the case in this instance. I’d advise you to accompany your girlfriend on her counselling sessions with this supposed medium and monitor the results of such visits. Perhaps gently weaning her off her obsession would be the best policy, especially if it is costing you deep in the purse and no concrete results are forthcoming. If, however, something good comes of it, you should be grateful and not count the cost so much. Be open minded, but cautious is my advice. Dear Editor. I feel I should bring your attention to a scam which I have just been a victim of. My wife and I had to move apartments and we saw an advert in a shop window for a vacant one. Duly going along we were met outside the apartment block by the Thai owner and his wife and then taken up and shown around. The owner insisted that we pay two months’ rent i.e. one month’s rent deposit and one month’s rent in advance, the first payment of which should be paid the following day otherwise we might lose the chance to rent. The next day my wife went along with the first half of the money and gave it to the owner’s wife who told her we could move in at the weekend as long as we had the extra one month’s rent. When my wife asked for a receipt the woman said she would give us a receipt covering both payments on the day we moved in and although my wife was reluctant, she accepted it. Then two days later, the owner’s wife rang up my wife and told her someone else had come along in the meantime and was willing to buy the apartment immediately so we wouldn’t be able to move in. She then put the phone down. My wife tried repeatedly to phone the woman about getting our deposit back but she refused to answer. The problem is that we only have the first names of the couple and no other address or details about them. What would you advise under the circumstances? Yours faithfully, Jed Cullan Dear Jed, Unfortunately, as you say, you’ve been scammed. You can go to the police and report it, but without a receipt or any salient details of the scammers, apart from where their apartment is and their first names, you can’t expect much luck in trying to recover your deposit. Next time, make sure you get a receipt, get the full names and address of the owners and if possible where they work. Then if anything goes wrong, you stand a better chance of recompense. This particular scam is unusual, however, and it may well be it will never happen to you again. Let’s hope so.

The war against illegal drugs in Thailand is being fuelled by incipient armed conflict over the Burmese border, making efforts at drug suppression by Thai authorities infinitely more difficult. The need to effectively confront the Burmese armed forces has impelled the armed ethnic minorities who supply the majority of the drugs reaching Thailand, such as the Wa, Kachin and Shan, to buy more arms by radically increasing the production, border stockpiling and sales of drugs. The quantity of drugs literally flooding into Thailand through the porous border region is, by all accounts, enormous. In the space of one month, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) seized 3.66 million methamphetamine (speed) pills, or ya ba, in related busts in Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Chiang Mai, as well as finding stocks near the Mekong River. A spokesman for the related drug agency of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), Permpong Chaovalit, declared “What we’ve just seen is only the tip of the iceberg”. However, impressive as these figures are, they pale in comparison with the estimated one billion ya ba tablets that were smuggled into Thailand from Burma in 2003. Nevertheless, as drug stockpiles along the Thai-Burmese increase, it could well be that the 2003 figures will be exceeded, starting with the influx expected from the Chinese New Year’s Day, February 14, onwards. This particularly as the Burmese general elections draw nearer, when the expected major crackdown on armed ethnic groups by Burmese government forces will spur the producers into radically increasing drug production to buy more arms. The Wa and Kachin have large, well-equipped armies and administrations similar to the small kingdoms that existed in Asia before European colonial powers introduced the concept of the nation-state, making control extremely difficult for the Burmese administration. From the ethnic production plants situated immediately over the Burmese border from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son, especially those run by the pro-junta United Wa State Army, the drugs wend their way via ethic tribal members and local villagers into the adjacent Thai urban areas where they are collected by Thai traffickers, and reduced to manageable proportions. The drugs are then taken for distribution largely to Bangkok, especially Klong Toey, and Central and Northern Thailand by road in vegetable trucks or by rail. The authorities have erected road blocks along the major highways, but admit attempting to stem the inflow by rail is impractical, leading Harnpol Nitwibul, the NSB Deputy Commander, to state that “the problem is unstoppable.” These three centres of Bangkok and Central and Northern Thailand are where an estimated 75% of all the country’s drug users live and as a result the ONCB has largely targeted these 285 out of 850 districts nationwide. An estimated 4 million Thais use yah bah, but instead of its use being confined largely to taxi drivers, long-distance road hauliers and sugar-cane workers, as it was originally, methamphetamine-use has proliferated into the general population, to homes, schools, offices, factories and particularly the sex-trade, nationwide. The social consequences of this are exacerbated organized crime, official corruption, street violence and broken homes. The nation’s youth has been hardest hit; even a ten-year-old survey of 32 of Thailand’s 76 provinces indicated that 12.4% of youth in secondary and tertiary education were either using or dealing drugs and 55% of those were using methamphetamines. This figure has inevitably grown over the last decade. Yah bah, however, is only part of the problem, now heroin is making a comeback in the Golden Triangle, between Thailand, Laos and Burma. Pamela Brown, an agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration based in Chiang Mai maintains “Various traffickers are liquidating their stockpiles. They are trying to get large shipments of heroin out, and some have been successful.” Evidence for this comes from heroin seizures by the police in Northern Thailand. According to the ONCB, from October 2008 to August 2009, 2,795 pounds of heroin were seized by the authorities, up from 125 pounds in 2007; a twentyfold increase. When one considers the incentives, this is hardly surprising, small-time traffickers, often teenagers, can buy a fingernail-sized bag of heroin for US$1.50 on the Burmese side of the border, and sell it for up to US$30 in Thailand. “It’s a clearance sale,” said Pornthep Eamprapai, Director of the Northern branch of the ONCB, “Some dealers at the border are buying on credit.” The ethnic groups now produce only 5% percent of the total world supply, but a civil war will inevitably drive up this percentage; this particularly if a disturbing new trend takes hold. Afghanistan, which produces more than 90% percent of the world supply, has opened up a new trafficking route whereby low-grade heroin, produced in Afghanistan, is transported through Pakistan and India to the Wa-controlled area in Northern Burma to be further refined and re-exported. This combination of the vast Afghan poppy fields with the distribution networks and production expertise of the Wa would represent a major shift in the heroin trade, affecting not only Thailand, but also the end-users in Australia, Japan, Malaysia Taiwan and China. A very disturbing development for everyone.


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by Bee McConville

Young females the world over are strong in the belief that, when they grow a little older, they will meet a man, fall in love and have babies... and life will be sweet. And what is wrong with that? Well, one author has decided to write a book on how women should not wait for Mr Right but settle for Mr WellI-Could-Do-Worse, or Mr You’ll-Do-I-Suppose or even Mr I-Haven’tQuite-Reached-theBottom-of-the-Barrel-Yet. And, surprisingly, the author of this book happens to be a woman, and a 40 year-old single

WOMEN TODAY

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Finding Mr Not Quite Right!

paces. She exhorts them not to continue their search for romantic love and the man of their dreams, and to exchange their unrealistic notions of riding off into the sunset with a handsome prince to something more like walking into the Dog and Partridge with Frank Fatbelly from around the corner. So why on earth would anyone be telling women to lower their expectations? Why should we stop looking for a sound soul mate and start looking for a mere mediocre man? If Mother Nature has blessed us with the biological urge to seek a mate who we find attractive, good company and acceptable to be the father of our children, then why should we ignore this in-built natural desire and replace it with a forced notion that men who we consider as ‘ok’ will fulfill our needs? Or is this woman being

get a hint of what is to come. First, we were told that boys were gradually falling behind girls academically at school and were demonstrating a decreasing desire to learn. Initially this was

very difficult to step onto, it seems that our ‘lively lads’ much prefer to stay in their boyhood bedrooms rather than seek out their own homes from which to woo a woman. I can’t imagine that many women

regarded as merely a ‘phase’ but now it is clear that this pattern is a much longer term trend and the academic gender gap is getting wider year on year. Then we find out that single men are living at home with their parents longer than ever before. While we all know that the property ladder is now

would be impressed by a thirty-two year old man who told her to tiptoe along the top landing when he brought her home for some night time delight in case she woke up his mum and dad. And as for getting passionate when you are lying in a single bed surrounded by his treasured Meccano models and Year 11

football trophies (which mummy dearest has refused to throw away on account of her being really proud of him) then, well, it’s all rather sad isn’t it? And another nail in the ‘where’s my handsome prince?’ coffin is the fact that social anthropologists are declaring that 21st century man is extending his teenage years well into his late 20s. Modern western man is, then, refusing to grow up until he hits around the mid-thirty mark. What was regarded as typical teenage behaviour a generation ago is now the norm for much older men – binge drinking, drug taking, clubbing till the wee small hours, wanting to shag anything in a skirt, and generally being socially irresponsible is now regarded as acceptable behaviour in men who, not that long ago, would already have settled down with a wife and a child or two. So what are women to do? I, for one, don’t go with the notion that anyone should have to drop their

Do you sew? Well even if you’re a man I’m thinking you can at least sew a button back on a shirt or stitch a seam that has come undone. But have you ever used anything hi-tech when sewing? I mean, usually, you just find whatever thread you can and stick it in any needle you have at the back of the drawer, although most people have got one of those little sewing kits that they’ve pinched from a hotel somewhere sometime. But have you ever deliberately gone out to buy a ‘sew a button back on’ kit? Well before you do let me give you fair warning. I recently purchased some of that special ‘invisible’ thread to stitch up an unraveled hem I didn’t really believe the blurb on the reel that declared that stitches would not be seen and that any repairs would be utterly invisible. I mean I know that advertising blurb generally isn’t as

legal decent honest and truthful as it should be, but I bought a reel of the stuff nonetheless, basically because it was late, I was

you’re using due to its utter invisibility? Believe you me, it is totally, and I mean totally, impossible to even thread a needle, no matter

Should we really give up our dream of Prince Charming and living ‘Happily Ever After’?

standards (unless they are unrealistically high e.g. an Edward Cullen look-a-like who is witty, intelligent, charming, indepen dently wealthy, not gay, and who can give you orgasms at the drop of a hat...) I think every woman has the right to seek out a partner who she can enjoy living and sleeping with, who can share the chores of parenthood and who can converse with her on an equal level. Women are not stupid when it comes to who they single out to share their lives with. We know for a fact that men fart, drink to excess on occasion, find it difficult to pee into the toilet and are emotionally unintelligent beings, but that is a given as Mother Nature made them that way. However, I don’t think women should stop the hunt for their Prince Charming and they should continue to listen to common sense rather than accept the advice of a depressed middle-aged woman who is feeling piqued because she probably hasn’t had sex in months!

then have to put the knot at the end but, again, if you can’t actually find the two ends that you need to tie together then it becomes an ever increasingly difficult chore. And then you find that actually threading the needle was the easy part, as once you start sewing, you can’t actually see where the stitches are, because, duh, they’re invisible aren’t they? And now I find myself needing thread again to exact another minor sartorial repair but I can’t actually find my reel of invisible thread because, well, you’ve guessed it, it’s invisible! So take my advice, if you ever need to use sewing gear, stick to the low-tech stuff or continue to use your stolen hotel kits and save yourself from an exceedingly irritating and time wasting exercise.

Invisibleness

‘Failure to Launch’ saw Sex in the City Star, Sarah Jessica Parker, trying to extract a man who wished to remain living with his parents out into the Big Wide World!

mother as well. I shouldn’t be too harsh on the lady as she is actually aiming her book at those women over 30 whose biological clocks are ticking so loudly that they can be heard at fifty

much more canny and aware that the future is looking steadily bleaker for women on a husbandhunt? If we look at the way young men have been behaving over the last generation, we might

Thank God I never tried to use it on my sewing machine!!

in a hurry and I couldn’t find anything else. But let me tell you, the blurb I just quoted is, in fact, totally and one hundred per cent correct, and that is where the problem lies and where I have to give due warning. I mean, how can you possibly begin to stitch when you can’t actually see the thread that

how large the eye, when you can’t actually catch sight of the thread you are using because it is, like it says, invisible. You have to actually twist it and turn it so that it catches the light and then attempt to manoeuvre the end into the needle. After you have succeeded in that difficult operation, you

I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie


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Fool in Paradise

A Night to Remember

Firstly, I have to tell you that whenever I meet someone for the first time, they start off with a clean slate. I don’t care what their race, religion or colour is; I accept them with no questions asked. Whether they keep their slate clean is then determined solely by their actions and I apply the same rules to all. Secondly, being Australian I tend to speak my mind, joke or kid around and occasionally tease people with no malice intended. I don’t care if some people were born so serious they find this behaviour totally politically incorrect. For example, a friend who comes from the northeast of England has an accent which, to me, is often unintelligible. When he talks I sometimes ask him to repeat what he said, “… but this time in English!” An American friend and I got into a discussion one night about English spelling. I explained my theory that Americans have an aversion to the letter ‘u’, removing it from every word they can while mispronouncing it in words they can’t. ‘Neighbour’ becomes ‘neighbor’, ‘colour’ becomes ‘color’ and they pronounce the word ‘stupid’ as if it was spelled ‘stoopid’. Since that night, every time I send him an e-mail I first draft it in MS Word and then delete every ‘u’ in it. At the top I write: “This e-mail has been modified for American readers to reflect their 25-letter alphabet.” Don’t feel sorry for these guys because, trust me, they give back as much as they get. So it came to pass that I was introduced to an expat and we became acquainted over a couple

of beers. Although I had already guessed, in Bill’s initial conversation he admitted he was gay. Displaying total ignorance, I answered that I wasn’t exactly ‘over the moon’ but I was feeling pretty happy as well. Unused to my sense of humour (with a ‘u’) he took the bait and explained that he meant he was homosexual. Some months later he confessed he said that because he did not want any misunderstandings or problems, so was giving me the chance to politely leave his company if I had something against homosexuals. I don’t, and I’ve enjoyed many conversations with him since. On one significant evening, two other friends and I joined Bill at a beer bar. As the beer went down far too easily, the conversation turned to homosexuality. Bill admitted he has always known he was gay, realizing it way back when he was a child. He then made the remark he believed homosexuality was genetic. “Hold the phone,” I replied. “How on earth can it be genetic?” Bill said he was born gay so it must have been in his genes. That doesn’t make sense. If homosexuality was genetic it would go against evolution which broadly states that the genes of both parents join to make the genes of the offspring. By definition, purely homosexual couples cannot produce children under natural conditions. Because evolution is a very efficient and clever process designed for the advancement of a species, why would it deliberately develop a gene that could not naturally be reproduced? Even with human intervention, a lesbian

artificially inseminated by a gay man would be no guarantee of producing a homosexual child. Even if it did, evolution does not rely upon human intervention - it does a pretty good job without our help. As enjoyable as that discussion was, we moved on. Someone then jokingly said the three of us should attempt to convert Bill to heterosexuality. I took up the gag by saying I had already purchased a 12-volt battery and knew someone with a set of jumper leads. Bill took it in fun, then someone else suggested we take him out one night to some Go Go Bars and let the girls weave their magic. To my surprise, Bill thought that was a great idea, but he had one condition. For every girly Go Go Bar we took him to, he would take us to a boy Go Go Bar. There was silence for a moment, then mother alcohol took control and we enthusiastically set a date for our night on the town. We met at an agreed bar for a medicinal warm up before heading to a Go Go Bar three of us knew well. This bar is always a full-on party and offers no pretence of being artistic or cultural. Showgirls, nudity and fraternisation abound. Within seconds of ordering our drinks, the four of us had a girl on our laps. In Bill’s case, she was naked. This is a family publication so what happened during the next forty or so minutes is censored. After finishing our second drink, we checked bin and emerged into the night to follow the unconverted Bill to his favourite boy Go Go Bar. I don’t think the word ‘apprehensive’ really

covers it but the three of us were sweating considerably when we walked beneath the awning and through the curtains into the bar. Bill laughed as we quickly headed to a far, well-lit corner of the room and sat so close together we were almost on each other’s lap. What happened during the next thirtytwo minutes and fifteen seconds is censored. Let’s just say I was visibly overwhelmed by a feeling of inadequacy. Then it was generally agreed (by a vote of three to one) we should move on, so we paid our bin. Just at that moment the building shook with the sound of a tremendous explosion coming from outside. To me it sounded like a car had crashed into the front of the building. Panic ensued as young men everywhere grappled to get their clothing on. The music stopped, the house lights came on, and customers and staff rushed to the front curtains to see what the commotion was all about. It took some time but we eventually forced our way out the door to witness a scene of devastation. The cantilevered awning above the entrance had collapsed onto the pavement. Fortunately, a quick survey showed no bodies beneath the rubble; only a couple of the doormen nursing shock and grazed limbs. People from everywhere had massed around the debris which I remember thinking was not a good idea in case some more of the building decided to follow the awning to the pavement. That being the case, the four of us stood right under the illuminated doorway trying to decide the best method of escape.

A local television news crew appeared on the scene and were setting up their video equipment. One of them became a little impatient and decided to take some still photos of the wreckage. I was looking directly at his camera when the flash went off. Then another flash … and another. Some things in life I don’t understand. There was not a policeman in sight; there was not an ambulance man or paramedic in sight; yet a fully-equipped film crew were there within seconds. And one of them now had a nice

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set of prints showing the four of us standing like stunned mullet in the doorway of a boy Go Go Bar. For the next week I scoured every newspaper to see if the photos appeared. I also checked local news channels and the Internet. There were reports, but the video footage and photos shown were taken after we had gone; coincidently or conveniently once the police and paramedics had arrived at the scene. I was not ashamed of being there as such, but it would take a lot of explaining should some of my mates see a photo of me outside a boy bar. Even though it was a night to remember, we came to a gentlemen’s agreement with Bill. We would stop trying to convert him, and he would never speak of the incident again.


18 Pattaya Today

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: thai@werachonlawyers.com

A person can be arrested for doing an act that is an offence, punishable under the criminal laws, which can be ascertained in the Penal Code of Thailand, or other criminal offence. Thai criminal laws are laic or secular from religion. There are many foreigners coming to Thailand with the misconception of lawlessness. Many offences can be easily understood without local knowledge, e.g., murder, theft, drug etc. However, some offences are uniquely punishable only under Thai laws which are not punishable under laws of other countries, e.g., bounced cheques, cannabis consummation, prostitution, etc. In Thailand, prostitution is illegal; however, the customer is not punished. The procurement for prostitution

LEGAL corner today

To be or Not to be Guilty, that is the Question

and molestation of a child under 18 years old is a very serious crime, along with statutory rape, a serious crime with zero tolerance. In the contrary, there are many offences which are punishable under laws of other countries but not punishable under Thai laws, e.g., homosexuality, sexual perversion, sodomy. In some countries woman can be punished for her fornication. In Singapore, a woman was punished for her pervert sexual behaviour by having oral sex with her partner. Can you imagine if this law is applied in Thailand? Under Thai laws, a husband can rape his wife! The law applicable to the process of prosecution is mainly in the Criminal Procedure Code and the Constitution which guarantee the rights of persons regardless of gender, race and nationality. Therefore, we may say that foreigners are equal under Thai laws. However, the access to the knowledge of Thai criminal laws for foreigners is not so easy. In case you have a problem, please contact your embassy for assistance to protect your fundamental rights, to have a lawyer,

TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING ROUTINES

It is important to plan regular mealtimes and valuable to the developing

For young children, 2030 minutes of calm and soothing activities such as, bathing, reading, puzzles or listening to soft music. For older children bedtime is an ideal time for conversation and can be just a few minutes of talking while sitting on their bed. Another important routine

for a child is cleaning up their room and putting away toys and books. However, this should not be done at bedtime as we need to keep the mood calm and soothing. We should be consistent but flexible: Although routines are essential we need to allow for flexibility.

When unexpected events happen, like surprise guests or emergencies when a child may have to nap in the car, skip a meal, or be collected from school by someone other than parents, we have to reassure the child that things will return to normal tomorrow.

to issue the warrant of arrest under the strict provisions of law. The arrest in a private place cannot be made without a search warrant which must be issued by the Court. In some

be arrested without a warrant of arrest, except in the case where such a person was found committing a flagrant offense, or attempting to commit an offense, or there are reasonable grounds that such person has committed an offense and is about to abscond, or there was a person requesting the arrest and also stating that the arrested person committed a n offense and a complaint has been filed. The Court has the power

The importance of routines for children and when they know what is going to happen and who is going to be there, allows them to think and feel more boldly and freely. Alarms go off when a child does not know what to expect, ultimately parents benefit as well, as knowing what is expected cuts down on parenting struggles.

cases, the police official may receive a complaint and call the person charged by such complaint to give a statement. It is advisable to prepare security for provisional release before reporting to the police official. Arrest without Warrant of Arrest • If a person was found committing a flagrant offense • If a person was found attempting to commit the offense

• If a person was found absconding after committing an offense • If there is a request of a person to arrest by stating the complaint was already filed Arrest with Warrant of Arrest Warrant of Arrest must be issued by the Court upon request by a police official after receiving a complaint from the injured person, or witness of an offense, or the offense was found by police investigation. The arrested person will be immediately brought to the nearest police station. If the arrest was made with the warrant of arrest, the arrested person must be brought without delay to the police official or Court who issued such warrant of arrest. The arrest report will be made with records in a police daily report. If there is an injured person or witness, the arrested person will be identified by such person before bringing to the inquiry official. In case of compoundable offense, the injured person must file the complaint with the police official.

The injured person and alleged offender can amicably settle the case or withdraw the complaint anytime without the consent of the police. The compoundable offenses are private offenses, e.g., bounced cheque, sexual offense (against woman over fifteen years without bodily harm), defamation, liberty, disclosure of private secrets, private cheating, cheating against creditor, misappropriation, mischief of private property, trespass in a daytime, etc. In case of uncompoundable offense, the settlement cannot be made because it is an offense against the state. Amicable Settlement The arrested person will become the Alleged Offender after being charged by the inquiry official. In addition to the settlement made in case of compoundable offense, the inquiry official can also settlethe case by fixing the amount of fine if the Alleged Offender is charged with offenses punishableonly with a fine and the Alleged Offender agrees to pay the maximum amount of fine, or the petty offenses punishable with imprisonment not more than or fine not more than one thousand bath or both, or other offenses punishable only with a penalty fine with the maximum not more than ten thousand bath, or offenses against traffic, municipal and customs laws. If the settlement cannot be made accordingly, the prosecution must be processed further.

who can be selected from the list at the embassy. Never contact any touts who tell you that they can lobby or arrange for bribery with the authorities. Generally, no person can

Education

Children thrive on sameness and repetition, so knowing what to expect from relationships and activities helps children become more confident. Regular schedules provide the day with a framework that orders a young child’s world. Routines begin from newborn. Babies, especially need regular sleep and meal schedules, also routines like reading a story every day before nap or bedtime. As children get older

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spirit of children to have one mealtime together each day as a family. Children will freely talk about their day’s experience and get support for whatever they are feeling. Mealtime is also an ideal time to give your children routines that give them responsibility, for instance, setting or cleaning the table and washing the dishes. Wind down before bed: Constant nightly rituals are soothing and take the battle out of bedtime.


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Amor Strawberry Promotion Looking for that something extra special next time you dine out? Then why not pop into the Amor Restaurant and try one of the special seasonal Strawberry extravaganzas including Pork Fillet, Chicken Breast or Salmon Fillet pan fried with fresh strawberries, crushed black peppercorns and flambéd in brandy. Whilst waiting don’t forget to try one of their spectacular Strawberry Amor Cocktails. Royal British Legion Thailand We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on 089.807.2335. You do not have to have served in UK armed forces to join, you must however agree to the principles of the Legion. Decorum 10thAnniversary 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 Manhattans early dining menu From 5 pm – 7.30 pm diners can enjoy a menu of extraordinary quality and value. The two course option is 795 baht or three courses for 895 baht – both inclusive VAT. There are 12 dishes to choose from, one example being a starter of a Gratin of Smoked Fish, a main course of 200 gr. Angus Sirloin char-grilled steak with all the extras, followed by a dessert of Blackcurrant Pancakes with Chocolate Ice Cream. The a la carte menu is available from 6 pm to 10.30 pm. The restaurant is closed Mondays . More details on the website www. manhattans-pattaya.com GCT Catalina Day February 20, 2010, 15:00 to 19:00. Down on the “B” dock @ Ocean Marina Gulf Charters Thailand will be kicking off the first “Catalina Yacht Owners Day” at Ocean Marina “B” dock,

Feb. 20th, afternoon and early evening. We are arranging to have all 5 Catalina Yachts moored on the dock in front of the hotel/condos. It will be “open house” for all sailors and friends. There will be ample soft drinks and adult beverages as well. Our special BBQ is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Get all the details and info on the yachts at: http:// yachtcharterthailand.com/ Events/Catalina_day/ Catalina_day_2_2010.htm Rotary Club Pattaya Marina French speaking Rotary Club, meets every Friday at 18.30 at Amari Resort. Call President Florent Pellegrin 086.565.1955 for more info. www.rotarypattayamarina. org 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. 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. Try Greg’s Kitchen Cod & Chips Day every Friday. Great value only 299 B. Don’t miss Sunday’s 4 traditional Sunday Roasts (Lamb 299B, Beef 260B, Pork 260B, Half Chicken 260B) with all the trimmings. Also, all day big breakfast at only 199B, w w w. g r e g s k i t c h e n n o r t h pattaya.com Pattaya Backgammon League Meet Up The Pattaya Backgammon League meets up every Saturday at Somboons Restaurant in Jomtien Beach for a tournament. Full Details at www. pattayabackgammon league.com Sailing Movie Night!!! February 19, 2010, 18:30 to 22:00 Sailors Bar @ Ocean Marina - Gulf Charters Thailand is hosting sailing movie night each month at the Sailors Bar at Ocean Marina. Join the scene and screen some great sailing education and entertainment films. Thursday night Magic Show at DusitD2 Magic is, at its best,

unbelievable! Now at dusitD2 baraquda pattaya -- even more unbelievably, guests can enjoy an evening of good food laced with magic as s.e.a. restaurant brings you the world class magician “Magic Howard” who will perform jaw dropping magic right at the dining table. Only performing until the end of February, so get down there soon. tel: +66 (0) 3876 9999 ext: 7077 l e-mail: tasara.ts@ dusit.com www.dusit.com/ dusitD2 Jazz at the Jomtien Boathouse Doc Houlind Jazz band will be at Jomtien Boathouse again this year on 26 and 27th February. The band has been here many times, and always plays to a packed house. There are no tickets or entrance fees, however early dinner reservations are recommended. For further information or to reserve your table, please telephone 038 756 143. 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. 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 pattaya@ prolanguage.co.th 2 days before you wish to start. Jazz Club New Venue There is a new lounge bar, with the feel of a jazz club due to open soon in Pattaya. If you are a professional musician with a proven track record or an amateur with jamming session experience, we would love to hear from you. Call Joe on 083.246.7807 Archery Club Meets every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Pirates of Pattaya Shooting Club in Hua

Yai. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www. pattaya-archery-club.com Jazz at Manhattans On the first Saturday of every month relax in the restaurant and be entertained

with Manhattans Jazz Band accompanied with a special guest artist. Enjoy our specially created mini a la carte menu offering a wide variety of Appetizers, Main Courses and Desserts to suit all palates. 3 Course menu PLUS coffee PLUS the cool jazz sounds for only 1900

baht +VAT. On Saturday the 6th Feb we look forward to welcoming back the phenomenal voice of Danny Woody who is sure to keep the audience entertained throughout the evening. This is a “Don’t Miss” experience. For reservations call 038259790


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Father Ray Foundation executives welcomed by British Ambassador

Executives from the Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya’s largest children’s charity, visited Quinton Quayle, Britain’s Ambassador to Thailand on Thursday. Last May (2009) Father Ray Foundation executives hosted a fine welcome for Mr Quayle when he came to Pattaya to open the Father Ray Foundation ‘Welcome Center’ in Sukhumvit Road. Many of the 850 children who are cared for by the FR Foundation, entertained the Ambassador and now he is returning the welcome to Fr Apisit, (FRF Acting President), Br Denis (FRF Vice President) and members of the Father Ray senior management team who are to be guests at an Ambassadorial reception for Thai Children’s Trust UK. Speeches at the Reception, entitled “One Year On”, celebrated the generosity of the British public and aim to encourage local Thai and UK companies to continue to support Father Ray Foundation and other projects funded

through Thai Children’s Trust in London. Father Ray Foundation, mission statement “We never turn away a needy child” cares for over 850 orphaned, abandoned, abused children and isolated disabled young people through a number of Projects including Father Ray Children’s Home, School for the Blind, Vocational School for Disabled Young Adults, Father Ray Children’s Village, Father Ray Drop In & Outreach Center, Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs, FRF Day Care Center, FRF Job Placement & Independent Living Centers. Please help us to continue the work that Father Ray started 30 years ago. Help us to feed our family of 850 children, every day of the year, every year until they are ready to live independent lives. There are many ways to support us – let’s work together to tailor make the way that suits you and your organization. RING PR on 081 723 5754

British Ambassador, Mr Quinton Quayle pulls back the curtain to open the Father Ray Foundation Welcome Center in Pattaya (May 2009)

Teacher of the Year Awards - Congratulations FRF!

Three teachers from the Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya, received Awards for Excellence from Chonburi Educational Service. The Best Teacher of the Year ceremony held recently at the Assumption Sriracha School, Chonburi. Mr Khampan Ratchda, of the Father Ray Vocational School for the Disabled, Ms Wandee Chujit and Mr Weerachai Kiatjanyar from Father Ray School for the Blind, received recognition of their devotion to their work. Teacher Khampan Ratchda from the Vocational School for the Disabled works with the Electronics Sciencecourse students and has taught at the Vocational School for almost ten years. Teacher Khampan is loved by his students for his kindness and excellent teaching skills. School for the Blind teacher Wandee Chujit is a BA graduate from Ratchappat University in Kanchanaburi and has worked at the School for the Blind, in primary education, for many years. Teacher Wandee is recognised for her hard working and patient personality. Teacher Weirachai Kiatjanyar also from the School for the Blind is a BA graduate from Sukhothai Thammatirajch University in Bangkok and teaches primary education classes. Teacher Weirachai is a kind and generous person who also demands the best from his students. Directors, staff and volunteers of The Father Ray Foundation would like to congratulate and thank all three teachers for their hard work and may they continue their good work in the future. With 850 needy children and disabled young adults in their care, Father Ray Foundation needs continuous support. Please donate NOW at www.fr-ray.org/donate. Tel: 038 716 628 Email: pr@fr-ray.org

Mr Nattaset Positong, director of Chonburi Educational Service, presents Awards for Excellence to Father Ray Foundation teachers.


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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, Back in Pattaya after my first road trip around Thailand, and would recommend a similar journey for any expats who wish to really get to know the country and the people. We avoided the south of course, so I was very surprised to see so many police checkpoints throughout the country, but the missus said it’s quite normal here. Anyway, while they stopped me several times and checked my licence, they were always pleasant, and did not try to shake me down. So they were fine, but what I want to know is why they are not as diligent in policing moving traffic, particularly buses and trucks. Buses seem to be the biggest

law violators, speeding constantly, capturing and not relenting the right hand (passing) lane, cutting in front of oncoming cars. Are they granted privileged status here? Win Thailand is a good country for a holiday road trip, as the highways are usually reasonable. They are not up to the standards of leading western countries, but highway traffic isn’t too heavy, and bypasses enable you to avoid large cities and towns you don’t wish to enter. Quality of road signs varies between very good, not so good, only in Thai, and finally “Where the hell are any signs?” However, a decent road atlas will enable anyone to reach major points. Driving standards are awful, and night travel should be avoided if possible. At night it’s extremely scary when a bus looms up behind you, going at great speed, and flashing at oncoming traffic

to get out of the way. But if you take your time, and take care, it’s a fine way to see the country and to meet friendly locals. The police checkpoints mainly just stop motorbikes, cars, pickups and trucks, checking documents and looking for drugs if the occupants look dodgy. The buses are usually only stopped for special reasons, such as preventing bus loads of demonstrators from entering an area for example. It would be beneficial to other road users, and the bus passengers, if the police would also stop speeding and dangerously-driven buses, but it probably doesn’t happen very often, if at all. Dear Kris & Noi, As a newcomer to LOS, I am managing to learn a lot from you about life and customs among Thais as well as expats, but my question is only about Thais. Whenever I

go into book stores in the supermarkets and shopping malls, the aisles between the books are always full of Thais, standing or squatting! Naturally, in my own country, people hang around looking at books and magazines, but here I can return an hour or so later when finishing other shopping, and the same people are there, but they rarely seem to buy anything. They are always quiet, and polite when they move to let me pass, so this certainly isn’t a complaint, I’m just curious. I also wonder whether the shop owners approve of their aisles being filled by non-buyers. Keep up the good work. Rhoda in Jomtien Libraries in Thailand are in short supply, and most are useless, so book store aisles are the nearest that many Thais can get to a reading room. Another factor is the cost of books; what may seem just a few baht to most expats could

be a couple of meals for a lowly paid Thai. The material read is varied: comic books are popular of course, but many students read for their school studies, and adults also browse through such things as cookery, exercise, and religious books. We’ve never witnessed anyone being thrown out for not buying, so perhaps store staffs are sympathetic to the reasons for having a free read. Dear Kris & Noi, Reference the letters about Thais talking rudely about expats. I can speak and understand Thai well, and cannot remember ever overhearing Thais saying nasty things about me in trains, on the street, wherever. To be honest, I also can’t remember ever hearing them say good things either; in other words, unless I am actually in their group, people tend to ignore me, just as they would ignore other strangers unless they did or said something to bring attention to themselves. However, people shouldn’t think that they will suddenly indulge in stimulating Thai conversation with their new Thai friends. Believe

me, all they ever talk about where I work are mundane things such as the latest popular TV soap or the love life of some show business celebrity—local politics doesn’t rate much of a mention, (maybe in case it offends someone else’s viewpoint?), and world affairs are a non-event. Don Cameron Most letters agree that the belief that Thais are always talking negatively about any expats they see is yet another expat urban myth. As for the meaningless chat, isn’t this the same type of daily conversation that takes place just about everywhere else in the world when people are in a workplace or gathering socially? Tiger Woods with his naughty nooky receives far more attention than Obama’s speeches or global warming. Apart from the pompous fools who spout on about Thai politics as if they actually understand it, Pattaya expats’ bar stool conversations generally cover more interesting items such as totty, exchange rates, visas, sport, and er, totty.


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Growing up in the New York City borough of Queens, transportation consisted of buses and subways or a riding a bike (the non motorized variety). Later, as a teenager, when my grandmother bought herself a new red Mustang, I acquired her thirteen year old, green and white, 1954 Mercury; and was thrilled to have it. The only people, who drove motorcycles, in my neighborhood, were Hell’s Angel types and hipsters. So, why is it that when we move halfway around the world to Thailand, we throw all caution to the wind and do things that never would have occurred to us to do at home? I guess when we’re so far from home; normal rules of common sense and safety no longer apply. Especially in Fun City (aka Pattaya), anything goes. It is, after all, the ‘extreme city.’ Although I had been a passenger on a motorcycle, perhaps, two or three times in my previous life and had never operated one myself,

I figured what the hell, this is Thailand. I can do anything. Anyway, I knew how to ride a bicycle. How difficult could it be to ride a motorized one? Figuring that I didn’t want to deal with changing gears and kick starting the contraption, I rented an automatic, electric start motorbike. As soon as I pulled out of the rental place, on Theppasit Road, I lost control of the bike, careened across the wide thoroughfare and smacked into a line of parked motorbikes, flipping one on its side. The gentleman, who rented me the motorbike, came running across the road, with the owner of the injured bike in tow. I thought he’d be upset, but he was very pleasant about the whole incident. Fortuitously, he was also a mechanic and was happy to repair the damaged bike, at my expense, of course. Actually, that was not my first motorbike mishap. Prior to my foray into operating these things, I was walking into a

pharmacy when I happened to brush against a parked bike. As is common here, I was wearing shorts, and I brushed against the exhaust pipe of the aforementioned vehicle. Wow, did that hurt! Of course, the pipe

could handle the various ups and downs of tooling around Pattaya’s finely maintained roads. I bought myself a Honda Click automatic, which is about as powerful as an electric tooth brush, but suited my

was scalding hot. The skin on my calf popped, sizzled and burned. I was definitely barbecued. I guess that was my first ‘weeping wound’ and it took a good couple of months to heal. I learned to have a healthy respect for parked motorcycles and to stay clear of them. A few months after my first mishap as a motorbike rider, I decided that I was now a seasoned ‘biker’ and

modest needs. I was leaving Jomtien Beach, one fine day, when for reasons best known to my arm and hand, I did not release the throttle as I was exiting the parking lot. Losing control and gaining speed, I smashed into a parked car and a very angry American read me the riot act. Actually, there was only a small scratch on his Toyota. I gave him five thousand baht and he was

on his way. As the years went by, my motorbike riding skills became somewhat more proficient; except taking passengers (especially heavy farangs) has always been a bit precarious. They certainly ride on the pillion of my bike at their peril. We sway left and right, hope for the best and thank the gods of the road when we arrive alive. Anyone who rides on the back of my Honda has to sign and have notarized a ten page document absolving me of any responsibility should he experience grievous bodily harm or death while riding with me. Of course, that discourages most from taking the risk, which is fine with me. Most of the time, my little jaunts go without incident. However, about a month ago, I was returning home from the local convenience store, when a stupid farang cut across my path on his motorbike. I jammed on the hand brakes and my bike promptly fell, throwing me onto the rutted, pocked and rock strewn road (which is typical of Pattaya’s screwed up infrastructure). Although no bones were broken, I

As a cynic and a curmudgeon, I’ve always been skeptical about astrology. At the turn of every year, astrologers make predictions for the coming year. Sometimes I clip these predictions from the newspapers, and the end of the following year I review them to see which ones came true. The astrologers didn’t do too badly in their predictions for 2009. But some of them did better than others. One of the ones who didn’t

do so well was astrologer-cum fengshui master Raymond Lo, of Hong Kong. In a Deutsch Press-Agentur news item dated 24 January 2009, Lo predicted that because 2009 was an Earth Ox year, it would bring “more stability…a time of meditation and rebuilding.” Stock markets would become “more stable and calm,” and “there should be no conflict.” Well, unless my memory fails me, the markets were fairly unstable in 2009, although not so volatile as in 2008. But…no conflict? What about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the diplomatic standoff over the Iranian and North Korean nuclear projects, and the struggle to hammer out a climate-change agreement in Copenhagen? We had plenty of conflicts right here in Thailand between the government and the Red Shirts, not to mention the Thai-Cambodian spats over Preah Vihear and the chumminess between Thaksin Shinawatra and Hun Sen. Maybe Lo meant that there would be no conflicts in Hong Kong. He was disarmingly vague about what kind of conflict he was talking about.

So far as 2009 being a good time for meditation goes, any time is a good time for meditation if you just unplug yourself from twittering and Facebooking and listen for your Inner Tweet. Other Chinese astrologers predicted trouble for U.S. President Obama, partly on the grounds that he’s the nation’s 44th president, and in Mandarin Chinese the number four is pronounced the same as the word for death. This superstition has always irritated me, because although both words are pronounced the same, the tones are different and the written characters are different. That makes them different words. And even if they were the same, so what? But it’s still early days for Obama, so the jury is still out on this one. Thai astrologers seem to have done better than their Chinese counterparts. “If you think the airport closures and mobs were bad, then next year [2009] will be worse,” predicted Paweena Vasanareungsuk, a graduate of the Hamburg School of Astrology, in the DailyXpress on 29 December 2008. “Prime Minister Abhisit will

face the most exhausting mission in his life. There will be things happening to him that he can’t possibly control.” Considering the riots during Songkran in Bangkok, the disruption and cancellation of the Asean summit in Pattaya, and the attack on PM Abhisit’s car, in which he could have lost his life, that prediction was a home run for Paweena. Unfortunately, she blotted her copybook in a sidebar that prescribed remedies for ailments likely to afflict people born under different signs of the zodiac. I’m an Aries, and Paweena diagnosed Arians as being susceptible to headache, migraines, colds, and sinus problems. To counter these, she recommended carrot juice and camomile herbal tea. Well, hey. I don’t have problems with migraines, colds, or my sinuses, and the only time I get headaches is when somebody tells me to drink carrot juice and camomile tea. I’m a guy. Guys don’t drink carrot juice and camomile tea. Guys drink beer. My beerdrinking buddies all assure me that drinking beer is what keeps those migraines,

colds, and sinus problems away. In sum, I have to give Paweena an A for her political predictions and an F for her health prescriptions. Camomile tea! Sheesh. AnotherThai fortune teller, Phanuwat Phanwichartkul, warned in the same issue of the Daily Xpress that the government would face major problems in April, possibly even bloodshed, if new elections weren’t held. His focus on April was right on target, because that’s when we had the Songkran riots, the Asean debacle, and the assault on Abhisit. One astrologer, Kornharis Buasuang, predicted that Abhisit’s government would last its full four-year term if it managed to get through September. For that we have to stay tuned. Both Phanuwat and Kornharis warned of “terrorism and natural disasters, especially earthquakes,” in 2009. Those are always safe bets. In southern Thailand alone we had plenty of terrorism, and there were earthquakes in Italy, Indonesia, and Samoa. One problem with astrologers’ predictions, though, is that they tend to be maddeningly

by Alan S. Brown

suffered major abrasions to my elbow and knee, which needed nine stitches. That wound, after over a month is still healing. Actually, there’s a fairly large crevice in my right knee. You can actually plant the flags of Thailand and the USA in it, simultaneously. By the way, I always wear my helmet, even if I’m just going on a short errand and even if the police aren’t around. I don’t want to damage any of the memory cells I still have left. Note to my Thai friends: screw your hairdo and wear your damned helmet. Why, then, do I use such a dangerous contraption? I guess most Pattayans, who own cars can answer that. The roads are in horrendous shape; traffic is atrocious and parking is difficult. A ten minute trip on a motorbike can take an hour by automobile. The sois are so narrow and cluttered with pushcarts and other obstruction, that it’s a major miracle if one can get from the beginning to the end of a soi without upsetting an applecart, so to speak. Anyway, we’re far away from home in an exotic country and in an extreme city. Therefore, anything goes; right?

unspecific. We’d like to know exactly where those acts of terrorism and those earthquakes are going to occur. We’d also like to know exactly what natural disasters to expect. The devastating fires in southern Australia and the typhoons that ripped through Taiwan and the Philippines might have rated a mention. In general, the Thai astrologers did better than the Chinese ones. Maybe they study different stars. Or maybe it’s because they’re looking at them from different angles. I was impressed despite myself by the accuracy of the astrologers who predicted problems for Abhisit, and especially when they targeted April as a critical month. But when predicting acts of terrorism and natural disasters, let’s have more specifics next time, please— and don’t anybody ever tell me to drink carrot juice and camomile tea. You can scold S. Tsow for his skepticism at s.tsow@ ymail.com. Readers will be glad to learn that, as a concession to the powerful camomile tea lobby, he has agreed to try drinking camomile tea if it can be mixed with beer.

How the Pundits Fared


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United Pattaya Auto – One Stop Repairs, Accessories, Financing, Insurance & Peace of Mind Suripong Srivancharoen, aka JR, of United Pattaya Auto performs an absolutely essential function in town; he’s the vital interface between foreigners and the road-going Thais, amongst others. JR is able to perform this crucial function because for one, he speaks English fluently, and for another, he himself has been a stranger in a strange land and knows exactly how it feels to be caught in a situation beyond comprehension where one is unable to communicate. JR spent 20 years in Washington DC, in the States, 17 years of which he was learning and perfecting his trade of auto-mechanic, soon qualifying as an ASE

Certified Technician USA. He worked as an auto- mechanic on virtually every American car, many European cars and not a few Japanese ones before he opened and successfully ran his own autorepair shop. Consequently, JR can handle virtually any motoring problem you care to throw at him; he’s even successfully repaired a V12 Jag that baffled the computers and took 7 hours to change the spark plugs! After his successful start in the States, JR returned to Pattaya and started United Pattaya Auto, which has been enjoying successful trade for the past four years. JR is probably the only auto-mechanic that works to Western standards

in Pattaya, you’ll notice this particularly when he hands you the bill; it is totally transparent, every factor has been itemised, there are no hidden extras and you won’t be faced with black looks and surly demands to pay with no explanation. What’s more, all JR’s mechanics are trained not only in Western repair techniques but in the Western mind space so they can anticipate problems even before you know they exist. United Pattaya Auto is a one-stop shop in four vital areas: he’s an approved Mitsubishi agent, he provides quality guaranteed accessories, he conducts comprehensive auto-services

and he can cope with any otherwise baffling paperwork problem. Apart from Mitsubishi, JR can also supply Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Isuzu, Ford, and Chevrolet and almost any other spare parts. The spare parts and accessories JR sells are either in stock or can be sourced, often in the space of one day, from his extensive network of contacts in Bangkok’s Chinatown, so you won’t have to wait eons for that essential part. JR specialises in the lighting products so beloved of the Thais, those vital add-ons which give you total visibility, especially on dark, two-way roads. These include Xenon and blue lights for front, rear and wing

mirrors, parking sensors, bumper protection and bullbars, Tramigo GPS so you never get lost, alarm systems, sports steering wheels, Top Up and Carryboys, as well as a host of other products. As far as car service goes, United Pattaya Auto will change your oil and oil filters, valet your car, fix your brakes, suspension, air-con, tracking and wheel-balancing, accident-repairs, bodywork and a great deal more, all at the same time if necessary. Wise drivers contemplating long, arduous drives up country frequently come to him to get everything checked over before departing, in the sure knowledge that their vehicles will be safe and their passengers assured in often hazardous conditions. In the paperwork department, JR really comes into his own for he is literally a saviour for farangs. He will handle all those irksome, time consuming but necessary tasks like renewing road-tax, ownership transfer without having to visit the

Motor Vehicle Department, refinancing or financing deals on new or used cars, even privately between friends, or from other garages. JR deals with 5 different, reliable finance companies that have access to realistic car prices. JR advises, as far as financing goes, it’s best to put down 50% and then the paperwork goes through like lightning, no questions asked. That is, of course, if you have a work permit and a Thai guarantor, or if you’re Thai, they’ll just check your bank book. Financing is usual on cars up to 10-years-old and repayments can be up to half your salary. The finance companies will take as little as 20% deposit, but expect rigorous checks if that’s the case; JR also has friends who can arrange loans if necessary. JR prides himself, that unlike many Thais, there will be no under the counter paybacks if your lady is the one in whose name the vehicle must go.

JR works with highly reputable insurance companies that provide comprehensive and 3rd Party insurance. In the event of an accident, call him first and he’ll arrange for the assessor/ adjuster to come to the scene virtually immediately and he, himself, will also come down to sort out any communication

difficulties or problems with the law. That, in itself, is a complete godsend, as many unfortunates will know when embroiled in incomprehensible accident situations, where the farang is always in the wrong! JR and the assessor will make sure the guilty party is correctly identified and you don’t end up paying through the nose. If there’s an injury, or, God forbid, a death, it’s now a criminal offence, so expect to pay the police to clear the case, but good insurance will cover bail, damages etc. That, in itself, should be reason enough to always go to United Pattaya Auto whenever you have a problem with your vehicle. United Pattaya Auto Sukhumvit Road, just before North Pattaya Road. Tel: 089-251 2133


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Vol. 9 No. 11  16 - 28 February 2010 walnut-wood pedals is being sold for £32,300 by Italian firm Montanie Cicly. Pupils learn Spanish SPANISH is now more popular with students than German, thanks to foreign holidays and pop stars such as Shakira. Spanish is offered in 62 per cent of schools overtaking German at 55 per cent according to CILT the National Centre for languages.

Britons change their names A RECORD number of Britons, 50,000, changed their names by deed poll last year. And some of their choices were bizarre, including, None of the Above, Funky, McFunkmaster and Lydia Mary Paper Scissor Stone. There is also an Ice Man, a George Thomas the Tank Engine and a Blair Coco, Lucy St, and Lucy Hot Pink Dolorean Big Wednesday Chanel. These strange but legally recognised names were among the 50,000 changes registered with the UK Deed Poll Service in 2009, an eight per cent increase on 2008. Many wanted to change their name after a divorce, however, for others the motive included “bringing a bit of cheer” to their life or just because they “fancied a change.” Mr Barratt, Chief Executive of the UK Deed Poll Service said “The recession has not slimmed down the British appetite for changing names.” Suicide rate rises for the first time A RISE in the suicide rate, for the first time in a decade, was blamed on the recession last month. The number who killed themselves in 2009 rose to 57,006, an increase of more than six per cent on the previous year. It was the first increase since 1991; a year regarded as a statistical blip, and meant an end to two decades of broadly falling rates of suicide. The jump came in a year when more than 300,000 people were thrown out of work and the long spending boom ended with a banking and credit crisis. The figures from the Office for National Statistics which cover the whole of the UK showed that suicide rates among men rose in 2009 to 17.7 out of every 100.000. The 2007 rate of 16.8 was the lowest for 30 years. Rates of suicide among women went up to 5.4 for every 100.000 from 5.0 in 2008. A new drug course could beat breast cancer A NEW drug course could beat breast cancer in six weeks and eliminate the need for months of chemotherapy. Scientists have found that a combination of drugs, regularly given to breast cancer patients, destroyed tumours in a shorter period of time. Researchers at the University of Sheffield found a combination of treatments giver over a period of six weeks as effective as six months of treatment. Around 45,000 women in Britain each year are diagnosed with breast cancer. Less exposure to chemotherapy would reduce the risk of side effects such as hair loss, nausea and in some cases permanent infertility. The research team had already proven the effectiveness of using doxorubicin a chemotherapy drug commonly given to stop tumour growth and zoledronic acid a well-tolerated treatment given to protect bone in advanced breast cancer. Senior lecturer Dr, Ingunn Holen and her team treated a group of mice with the combination every week for six weeks. The International Journal of Cancer said that in both groups tumours shrank from their original size and became barely detectable. Dr. Holen said

“These findings are very promising. Clinical studies in patients are now needed.” Abolish the retirement age at 65 ABOLISHING the retirements age at 65 and allowing workers to carry on for another 18 months would inject £15 billion into the economy, the Government was told last week. A poll by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found one in four men and two out of three women aged 50 to 75 want to continue working after 65. Another survey said... Britons spend more than 900 million hours every year doing unpaid work. A poll of 3,000 people found 12 per cent said they worked a minimum of five hours per week, almost half, 45 per cent, said they took work from the office home at weekends. More than a third said they felt their boss did not notice the extra time they put in and one in three found it hard to switch off outside work and to resist checking emails and taking phone calls. Men are also 10 per cent more likely to check emails and take phone calls even when they are on holidays, averaging six hours of work while they are away, the survey found. Almost a third (28 per cent) of those polled also said they had taken on additional home-based jobs to earn more money during the recession. Blood is ‘created’ BRITISH experts claimed a breakthrough in the development of artificial blood. The team at Essex University say they have managed to create fake haemoglobin which can carry oxygen around the body like the real thing. Previous efforts to make key blood ingredients have been toxic or have not carried oxygen. The race to create fake blood began 20 years ago when thousands died from transfusions infected with hepatitis or HIV. UFO’s over Britain THE PLAGUE of UFO’s over Britain tripled last year, just as the X files-style department that investigates them was being axed. Last ever figures revealed a near-record 643 sighting , after Defence Chiefs closed their UFO hotline at the end of last year, calling it a waste of time. Nick Pope, who used to run the MoD’s UFO project said, “The sensational figures just show how wrong that decision was, Britain is being inundated.” Going to the Theatre LONDON theatres broke box-office records last year with receipt of £505 million up 7.6 per cent. Attendances also broke records exceeding 14 million, up 5.5 per cent of the previous year, the Society of London Theatre said Royal Flush A FIRST edition of James Bond book ‘Casino Royale’ sold for £10.625 at a London auction recently. A Luxury bicycle gilded in 24-carat gold encrusted with Swarovski crystals and saddle and

Fat Fliers Pay Double OBESE passengers unable to squeeze into single aeroplane seat will be urged to book a second one or risk being left on the tarmac. France’s national airline Air France said overweight fliers posed a serious safety hazard to other passengers as well as causing huge discomfort as they issued new guidelines that come into force from April 1st. However obese passengers will be refunded the cost of the second seat if the plane is not fully booked an airline spokesman said. Britons Breakfast BRITONS have the biggest appetite for breakfast cereals in Europe a report revealed. We munch our way through four times as many bowls as the French and nearly six times as many as the Spanish and Italians. The average Briton spent £23 on cereals last year according to market researchers Mintel. The total market was worth £1.8 billion up from £1.7 billion in 2008. The French spent just £7 a head and Spain, Italy and Germany even less at just £5 each. In Britain nearly 90 per cent of adults eat a cold breakfast cereal every day. In addition, for six per cent of adults, cereal makes a quick and cheap meal. Bacon is the nation’s favourite, with consumers spending £18 a head last year. Eggs are bacon’s nearest rival at £10 a head. Consumers also spend an average of £9 a head on sausages and £5 on canned beans. Analyst Diana said “People have moved away from buying breakfast from coffee shops or sandwich outlets during the recession and opting instead for eating cereals at home. Cereals can also represent a cheap meal option replacing lunch or dinner.” Divorce is Down THE NUMBER of couples getting divorced has fallen to the lowest for 29 years, It dropped 5% in 2008 to 121,779 from 128,232 in 2007 said the Office for National Statistics. For the fourth year running men and women in their late 20s had the highest divorce rates. Claire Tyler, Chief Executive of Relate said “that although the number of divorces had dropped, the figures did not show a full picture of family breakups as it did not include the statistics on the number of co-habiting parents who separated. Living Alone THE LIVING standard of more than 140 men and women aged 25 to 44 were compared in a two-year study by Edinburgh University. Researchers found more men than women suffer money and health problems when left to their own devices. They are also more likely to feel lonely and earn lower salaries than their female counterparts. Prison sentence for Dangerous Driving THE MAXIMUM prison sentence for dangerous driving is set to go up from two to five years. Justice Secretary Jack Straw said that the view and experiences of victims, their families and road safety groups “have directly informed these changes.” He added “Dangerous driving contributes to seven deaths that occur on British roads every day,”


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The Doc Houlind Revival Jazz Band to rock the Jomtien Boathouse on 26th and 27th February

One of the world’s most renowned and authentic New Orleans Jazz Bands is to visit one of Pattaya’s most celebrated live music venues, the Jomtien Boathouse on the 26th and 27th of February, and this will not be the first time the celebrated band has played at the Boathouse.

The band are based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and make the trip to Thailand each year where they enjoy playing to a packed house for the duration of their visit. So if you enjoy authentic New Orleans jazz this is going to be one of your highlights of the year, together with the fact that there are no tickets on sale or entrance fees at the door, this is certainly one of the best value live concerts on the Pattaya calendar. Customers are encouraged to book a table and enjoy some of the superb food available at the restaurant either before or during the performance of the band,

Above the Band performs at ‘Jazzclub’ Storyville in Finland.

and although eating is not conditional, you will surely miss out on some fantastic food if you decide to opt out. The Doc Houlind New Orleans Jazz Revival Band consists of young musicians and the young at heart, a fabulous array of some of the best jazz musicians from around the world, all with one thing in common, a love of authentic New Orleans Jazz. The band are following in the footsteps and paying tribute to some of the world’s best known jazz greats, including Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and George Lewis JB, all famous in their own right for their unique style of this much loved and appreciated Deep

South music. Early in 2004, Doc Houlind who was a well established drum player gave up the skins to fulfill his lifetime ambition to front a authentic New Orleans Jazz Band and play lead trumpet. Since their formation the band has gone from strength to strength playing in many famous European venues and festivals, including a resounding success at the Preservation Hall in the French Quarter in New Orleans. This truly talented band is made up of Band Leader Doc Houlind on trumpet and vocals, Clarinet: Jesper Capion Larsen,

Trombone: Mike Owen, Piano: Jon Marks (GB-D), Banjo: Per Krogh, Stringbass: Peter Brusendorff, and Drums: Thomas Christensen. The band are joined by the fantastic and swinging ‘Miss Sweet Purnell’ alias Lis Kroyer in the great four piece rhythm section.

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Agriculture And Tourism Sectors Still Attracting Foreign Investors Agriculture and tourism are still favoured Thai investment sectors for foreign investors Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced recently after his attendance at the 40th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. However, he acknowledged that protectionist barriers must be reduced to ensure food security. The PM also said that he had assured delegates that “the country’s political situation and the plan to amend the constitution would not affect the government’s stability, and that the government can continue strengthening the economy.” Thais Suffering From More Chronic Ailments Than Ever Before The incidence of chronic ailments, particularly diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cerebro-vascular complaints and chronic respiratory problems, has increased dramatically among Thais, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Last year, there was a record number (2,179,504) of patients who attended hospitals suffering from these illnesses. Consequently, medical check-ups will be instituted nationwide for all those over 35. Patients were strongly advised by the ministry to watch their diets, exercise regularly and take medicines promptly. Thai Air Force To Buy Swedish Gripen Fighters To Counter Potential Local Threats Prompted by recent sales to neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia of Russian Su-30 fighter aircraft, Thailand has decided to go ahead with modernisation plans for the Royal Thai Air Force by buying 12 Swedish JAS39 Gripen fighters, similar in firepower and performance to the latest US F-16s. The Gripen fighters will replace some of the air force’s ageing F-5 and F-16B fighters. Additionally, two Swedish Erieye Aerial Early Warning aircraft will also be bought to bolster air, ground and maritime reconnaissance capabilities. Australian Budget Airline Leaves 290 Passengers Stranded At Phuket Airport The Australian budget airline, Jetstar, which recently formed an alliance with the Thai low-cost airline Air Asia so as to be able to offer more routes and lower fares than their main regional competitors, recently left 290 passengers stranded for two days at Phuket Airport, following technical problems with their plane. A replacement plane was flown from Australia to rescue the passengers and a spokesperson for the airline promised that the passengers’ airfares would be reimbursed. Health Volunteers On Visit To North Come Down With Food Poisoning Thirty-two Chanthaburi health volunteers out of a party of 200 on a field trip to the Northern provinces were hospitalized at McCormick Hospital, Chiang Mai, suffering from a chronic attack of food poisoning. Following a meal at a local restaurant the unfortunate 32 began vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea, which continued through the night. 16 of the sufferers were treated with drugs whilst the other half had to spend some time in the hospital being fed intravenously. Final Destination Of Arms Smugglers Was Iran Leaked Document Confirms Despite conflicting reports to the contrary, it has been finally categorically proven that the final destination of the arms-shipping Ilyushin II-76 cargo aircraft impounded at Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport was indeed Tehran’s Mahrabad Airport. The information came from a leaked confidential Thai governmental report to the United Nations Security Council. If found guilty of arms trafficking, the four Kazakhstani and

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one Belarusian, who still maintain their innocence, could face the death penalty. Five Saved In River Plunge Incident But Mother Drowns A pick-up carrying a family of six plunged into a river in Phitsanulok recently. A local woman, seeing the accident, immediately went to proffer help by extending a bamboo stick into the river. The mother of the family pushed her four children to the out held bamboo stick and with the woman’s help managed to save them, the mother, however, drowned in the attempt. The dead woman’s husband, the driver, also managed to escape drowning but was seriously injured in the accident. Confused Reports Of Two Foetal Deaths Following H1N1 Flu Vaccination Despite two supposed foetal deaths, the Ministry of Public Health will continue its anti-flu vaccination campaign, except in Satun province, where one of the foetuses died. Both pregnant women had been vaccinated and one returned the following day complaining her baby had stopped moving and, on examination, it was found to be dead. The other woman slipped and fell the day after, sustaining a brain injury and the baby, delivered by caesarean section, was immediately put in an incubator where it is still alive. German Tourist Stabbed To Death By Manic Teenagers In Phuket An inverse form of road-rage resulted in an unfortunate turn of events in Phuket, recently. A German tourist, irate over being cut up by three teenagers on motorcycles, sounded his horn indignantly, only to be hotly pursued by the trio. Forcing him to stop, the manic trio then dragged him from his pickup, beat him up and fatally stabbed him in the ribs and chest. The victim, Wolf Kessel Seim, 66, was declared dead on arrival at Siriroj Phuket Hospital. NGO Reports Highest Incidence Of Child Abuse And Sexual Assaults In A Decade Thailand is experiencing the highest number of child abuse and sexual assault cases for ten years, the latter apparently encouraged by on-line dating, according to the Pavena Foundation for Children and Women. All told, 4,533 cases were noted, including 522 rape or sexual assault complaints. The youngest victim was five-months-old and the oldest, 70, whereas the majority of sexual assaults and rapes occurred to those aged between 12-15; a large number of whom had been lured over the Internet. Army Patrol Survive Roadside Bomb In South Six members of the Narathiwat Taskforce 38 had a narrow escape while they were out patrolling the Kuchingluepa-Sipo Road in Rangae district, early on a recent Sunday morning. Waiting in ambush for the patrol were a group of insurgents who remotely detonated a home-made roadside bomb as they drove by in their pick-up truck. Although their truck was damaged in the explosion, the troops sustained only minor injuries, none requiring hospitalisation. Police are searching for the as yet unidentified assailants.

Conflicts Over Land Reform Claim Seventh Victim As the government’s efforts on land reform continue without resolution, an increasing number of deaths are occurring among poor farmers due to land-reform conflicts, as desperate landless farmers take measures into their own hands by squatting land under the management of the Land Reform Office. Farmer Somporn was the seventh squatter to die mysteriously in Surath Thani alone. In another recent incident a number of farm trucks and tractors came and destroyed 60 villagers’ houses in Chai Buri, while police stood on. Government Crackdown On Illegal Migrants Threatens Livelihood Of Burmese Legal Migrants New governmental immigration and work permit procedures to control the influx of illegal migrants are likely to threaten one million Burmese legal migrants’ security, according to rights activists. Forced to return home to verify their nationality to qualify, the Burmese may lose their jobs, or up to two month’s wages in document fees, border trips, and fees to original labour brokers, as well as facing border kidnap by human traffickers, and increased taxation back home. Authorities’ Reliance On Maverick Militias To Combat Southern Insurgency Criticised In their efforts to stem the Southern insurgency, the authorities are being accused by human-rights monitors, including the US-based Human Rights Watch and Thai Working Group on Justice for Peace, of using civilian village defence volunteers and other local ‘maverick’ militias for ‘black operations’, including the assassination of villagers suspected of Islamic militant involvement. In addition, the militias’ weapons are suspected of also being used in violent criminal drug-related attacks and turf wars between local regional politicians. Five Muslim Villagers Killed By Southern Militants Five Muslim villagers were killed by Southern insurgents in two apparently unrelated incidents recently in Pattani Province. In the first incident, two rubber plantation workers, a 45-year-old man and his 39-year-old wife were ambushed and shot dead on their way to work. Next day, a six-year-old boy and his parents, aged 42 and 50, were killed as they were travelling by motorcycle. The couple’s other son, aged five, sustained a bullet graze to the head and was hospitalised. Elephantstay’s “King Naresuan” Delights Audience And Helps Restore Mahouts’ Prestige The recent production of Elephantstay’s “King Naresuan” in a stadium near Suphanburi re-enacted the saga of Yuttahadhi, or the ‘Elephant Battle’, when the Siamese king defeated the Burmese prince Minchit Sra on elephant back. It features riders on elephants and horseback, hundreds of extras, fireworks and flares in a stunning phantasmagoria. Apart from thrilling locals and tourists alike, it provides a platform whereby the mahouts, or elephant handlers, can regain their rightful position as a noble profession, rather than begging in the streets, as at present.

The 29th Annual Cobra Gold Combined Military Training Exercise Starts In Rayong The 29th annual Cobra Gold combined multinational military exercises, the largest military training exercise of its type in the world, began in Rayong recently. Described by US Ambassador Eric G. John, as being “an important symbol of U.S. military commitment to maintaining peace and security in Asia,” the three-week exercise will involve 11,500 military personnel from Thailand, the US, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia, focussing on multilateral peacekeeping operations and humanitarian and disaster responses.

Bangkok Region Faces Massive Flood Damage Unless Urgent Precautions Are Taken Bangkok, and nearby low-lying provinces face inundation and consequent losses of life and billions of baht in industrial and agricultural damage unless urgent steps are taken to protect the area from rising sea waters caused by climate change and land subsidence. The most effective remedy would be a massive 100-kilometre sea wall along the Gulf of Thailand, according to environmental expert Professor Cor Dijkgvaaf, Director of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies in Rotterdam. Other at-risk cities include Dhaka, Manila, Jakarta, Calcutta, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai.

Hua Hin Conference Critical To Saving Wild Tigers From Extinction Hua Hin played host to the first Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, attended by 13 tiger-ranging states and 180 delegates. The conference’s brief is to raise funds for tiger conservation and increase their numbers, the wild tiger having dwindled from 100,000 a hundred years ago to less than 3,600 today and it will take greater political will and co-operation from Asian countries to prevent the tigers’ extinction. Commitments will be ratified by heads of state in September in Vladivostok, Russia.

Appearance Of 22 APCs On Bangkok Streets Provoke Rumours Of An Imminent Coup When 22 armoured vehicles appeared on the Bangkok streets recently, it started rumours of an imminent coup, even though the APCs were en route from Bang Sue to Pathum Thani for repair and maintenance. Gen. Anupong‘s statement that he had denied the possibility of a coup dozens of times, conflicted with another of his statements confirming “the army is capable of anything for the sake of peace and order.” People also recall Gen. Sonthi’s repeated coup denials, before staging one on September 19, 2006!


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by Simon Philbrook Capital will likely flee from western markets bloated with stimulus funds but mired in a weak recovery to Asia’s relatively higher interest rates and surging growth. Low interest rates and excess liquidity in Western economies could result in Asia’s markets falling prey to asset bubbles and speculation throughout the coming year, leading international and regional financial experts, such as MBMG say. Fundamental weaknesses in the US and European economies, surging unemployment and crippled consumer confidence will see a weak recovery in those territories, which could drag on the region’s exportreliant markets. Relatively high interest rates and plentiful opportunities will increasingly spur western investors to look to Asia. The International Monetary Fund forecast the region will have the world’s highest economic growth this year (8.4%) compared to the US (2.7%), Japan (1.4%) and

the EU (1.0%), said Kobsak Pootrakul, an economist at the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Strategy Division. “The US is not in a position to raise interest rates; there is a lot of liquidity in the system earning 0.25% interest, so investors will look to Asia,” he said, speaking to the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand. “It is no wonder that money is flowing into Australia, China and South Korea. That is exactly why we have seen a change in exchange rates in the region and it is why Taiwan is fighting with speculators and Hong Kong and China are fighting asset bubbles.” Asia’s central bankers will have an “exciting year” in 2010, when they will focus on “sweeping away” asset bubbles as they form, said Dr Kobsak. “There is a lot of fighting to do and it will be a difficult fight because there is an ocean of money flooding in [to Asia] and we only have a small pond,” he said. The region’s economies learned the hard way from the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Central banks and financial institutions across the continent cleaned up their operations and took a

much more cautious position on debt-to-equity levels, as well as implementing anti-speculation measures, which have enabled them to weather the current financial storm better than the West. While there has been much talk about the shape of the recovery, be it “L”, “U” or “V-shaped”, Dr Kobsak said it makes more sense to divide the world’s economies into two groups: those with balance sheet problems and those without. The US, EU and some Eastern European countries have severe balance sheet problems. Asia is in relatively good health and their banks are lending which will drive confidence, investment and consumption, leading to a strong recovery, he said. The situation in AngloSaxon economies is the opposite. Banks are refusing to lend, and debt and unemployment are rising while confidence continues to plummet, said John Sheehan, a former investment banker and founder of the research house Global Markets Asia, and Jeremy Charlesworth, founder and chief investment officer at UK-based Moonraker Fund Management. About 93% of the US$700 billion-plus stimulus capital pumped into

US banks was still in the vaults with just 7% being loaned out, said Mr Sheehan. Real unemployment was about 22% in the US - more than double the official figures which do not count the longterm unemployed - and last year the US budget deficit hit $1.4 trillion, a 300% increase on the previous year. “Industrial production in the US rebounded for two months in November, but it is already starting to fall because the effects of stimulus spending are fading,” he said. “Bank lending is in freefall; the tipping point will be the moment when interest rates on US debt increase and that is very much on the horizon now. If interest rates on US debt increase by just 1% that is equivalent to the entire annual budget for energy and education combined.” Such a scenario could lead to foreign buyers of US government debt demanding that the bonds be issued in a currency other than the greenback, he said. Asia’s central banks, particularly Thailand’s, should reduce the proportion of their foreign reserves that are held in the US dollar because it is expected to weaken significantly, he said. No asset class would provide a safe haven for investors, he said.

Life at the gym, but not as we know it by Mr Pobaan Not being an obsessive character, I can take or leave most things in life without becoming addicted. Despite living through the sixties, I’ve never been interested in drugs. I like to consume alcohol, but don’t let it consume me. I’m a choccie, but not a chocoholic. So what happened recently came as a bit of a surprise. The story begins as I am browsing the internet. Apparently, most women admit to keeping items of clothing that are too small for them, most commonly giving the reason that it encourages them to lose weight. To find out if men do the same thing, I conduct a survey with a sample of one, namely myself. In my very own wardrobe I find trousers of three different sizes, only the largest of which are known to accommodate the Pobaan girth. I interview myself to

find out why this should be. To prevent confusion, let’s call the interviewer Mr Pobaan No 1, and the interviewee Mr Pobaan No 2. Mr Pobaan No 1: Why do you keep trousers that are too small for you? Mr Pobaan No 2: Ah, this is to encourage the more hedonistic side of my personality, who we should call Mr Pobaan No 3, to eat less so that he (or rather we) will lose weight and be able to fit into clothes that we still like. Mr Pobaan No 1: There’s a Mr Pobaan No 3? Mr Pobaan No 2: Oh, yes. I’m the sensible one that tries to stay in control of things like bodyweight, while Mr Pobaan No 3 is the rather reckless one that says, ‘What the hell, let’s have another doughnut and to hell with the consequences.’ To get anywhere, I have to outfox the pleasure-seeking Mr Pobaan No 3 into doing

something sensible. By showing him an old favourite pair of strides, which no longer fit, I can trick him into dieting. I can even persuade him it would be a good idea if we joined a gym. After a psychological tussle of this type, I resolve to refuse anything with a calorie in it and surprise myself by actually signing up at a gym. There’s one a couple of hundred metres from Khao Talo Towers, so hardly any time at all by car. On my first visit I am accompanied by my lovely life companion, Mrs Pobaan, who has promised not to laugh, no matter how great the temptation. The trainer introduces me to his instruments of torture. There are bars and handles to grip and pull. There are pulleys and cables connected to big weights which I am supposed to lift. Then there are the ‘cardiovascular’ machines

– rolling running tracks, stationary bicycles, mountains that you can climb but never ascend, and rowing boats that remain becalmed no matter how hard you row. The idea of these machines is to make you get puffed. What is my personal target, the trainer asks, getting personal. ‘I want to look like him,’ I reply innocently and point to a bloke in a vest. He has arms like Volkswagens, he’s wearing a huge leather belt and he’s lifting weights that would tip the scales against a truck full of iron ore. The trainer does his best to act professionally, but his eyes have popped out like marbles and he’s stifling a smile. He quickly looks me up and down, glances over at the body-builder and then looks back at me. ‘That could take a bit of time,’ he says. The sarcasm in his response does not pass me by.

“If the [US and EU] banks start to lend then entrepreneurs and consumers will be more confident and confidence makes an economy,” said Mr Charlesworth. “The GDP numbers that will probably be issued this quarter will be relatively good because last year was so bad, but people may buy the numbers. The second quarter numbers will also be reasonably good, but the important figures will come in the third and fourth quarters. “If by then confidence is restored and banks have started to lend, then we may just get away with it and go through a period with an economy that is slowly improving. If we don’t get that then it may be time to buy seeds and guns and go home.” Further fiscal stimulus will likely be needed in western economies to prevent such a scenario from taking place. But the packages have become a double-edge sword almost everywhere they have been implemented, said Dr Kobsak. US figures for the third quarter last year reported 2.2% GDP growth, which on the surface seemed positive. But further analysis shows the growth was spurred by government incentives

for consumers to buy new cars and houses and for corporations to invest. “People were investing based on incentives, not confidence, and you can’t have a recovery without confidence”. In Asia, the situation is reversed and stimulus spending is hampering long-term economic growth, he said. “Many Asian countries pumped a lot of stimulus money, a lot of medicine, into their economies. We were expecting the worst financial crisis in 80 years, but now the nightmare is the medicine, as we have given the patient an overdose.”

‘I’m retired,’ I point out. And so it is that the trainer designs for me a routine of exercises using his various machines and I turn up the next morning to implement his ambitious programme to turn what one could really only describe as a flabby and neglected body into the toned physique of a young Adonis. After five minutes I’m exhausted and ask Mrs Pobaan if it’s time to go home. She tells me that getting fit requires a commitment measured in months or years rather than minutes. If I want to see results, I’ll have to run through my whole routine. And what’s more, I’ll have to come back tomorrow and do it all over again. And again. I drag Mr Pobaan No 3 back to the rowing machine. In an hour, I do more physical work than I have packed into the previous three years. My muscles complain. My heart rate, as monitored by the clever machines, accelerates to a disco beat. Sweat squirts from every pore as from a lawn sprinkler. I wonder if all this exertion is making me look kinda sexy, like Bruce Willis with his manly sweat patches in Die Hard, or Roger Federer constantly towelling himself in the Wimbledon final. But, when I check myself

in the full-length mirrors, I am disappointed to discover that my look is not so much glamorously sweaty but more completely knackered. Despite all this, I begin to enjoy going to the gym. When other commitments make me miss a session, I miss it. It’s like a drug and I’m hooked. When we go away for Christmas, I am separated from the gym and I pine for the puffing and straining, the sweat and the exhaustion. In retaliation for so many months of hard physical labour, my body puts back the five kilos I’ve lost. Somewhere inside me I hear a hedonistic voice saying, ‘I’ll have another helping of Christmas pudding, please. What harm could it do?’ It’s the voice of Mr Pobaan No 3, I know it is.

For those wanting more information on this or other financial topics then please contact Simon on simon@ hamptonsthailand.co.th The above data and research was compiled from sources believed to be reliable, however, neither Hamptons International Mortgages (Thailand) Ltd nor its officers can accept any liability for an errors or omissions in the above article nor bear responsibility for any losses achieved as a result of any actions taken or not taken as a consequence of reading the above article.

Kuhn Pobaan’s by-theway People talk of ‘chickenand-egg’ situations or ask which of the two came first. Take it from me, it was the egg. To be precise, it was the egg that was laid by something that was just about to evolve into a chicken but which you couldn’t yet really call a chicken. So that’s cleared that one up. Email your proverbbusting contributions to kuhn. pobaan@gmail.com.


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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip To remove fine scratches from glass (windows, eyewear, drinking glasses). polish the item gently with toothpaste.  Fire With Fire Hi Andy, I have several trees in my garden and most of them have a lot of red ants. What can I do to keep them out of my garden? I don’t like using some chemicals because of the other animals. Thank you very much for your advice. Regards Walter Red ants (fire ants), or mot daeng as they are called here, are common, Walter, and they probably will do little harm to your trees. There are several things you can try to reduce their number or eliminate them completely, if only temporarily. Many branded products destroy red ants or act as a repellent, but if you’re opposed to using insecticides, here are a few suggestions. Put some laundry bleach in a spray bottle and spray it directly on the ants, on the trees, and on the ant mounds (those little

hills of fine, dry soil around your garden and probably at the base of the trees). Actually it’s a good idea to pummel those dirt mounds first, being careful not to allow the ants to attack and bite you. Make sure to spray all of the ants; they should die within minutes. When you are sure they all are dead, hose down the areas you’ve sprayed to wash away the bleach. If bleach is too strong an application for you, use boiling water instead. It’s not 100 percent effective, but neither is anything else. The scalding will encourage the ants to relocate—away from the trees and out of your garden. The best time to scald the ants is right after it rains, when most ants are near the surface and vulnerable. Another alternative is covering the area with peppermint or peppermint extract in water; place leaves on the mounds and / or spray the liquid on trees and all infested areas. Finally, you could try sprinkling cinnamon or instant coffee granules on all surfaces; those substances reportedly act as deterrents. Whatever method you use—

from bleach to coffee grounds, or even insecticides—expect the ants to return at some point. Perhaps after the next rain, perhaps in a year. Then you will have to repeat the eradication process.  Shake it Up I haven’t done much painting in my lifetime, Andy, and I’m not good with using a paint brush. So when I must paint something I usually rely on spray paint in a can. My only problem with it is consistency. I notice the paint I spray on one day doesn’t always match the color of paint I sprayed the day before—even from the same can of paint. Can you help? Edmund Spray paint is convenient and can be quite a time saver, Edmund. However, it must be used properly. The pigments in spray paint cans tend to settle at the bottom during storage (even after only a few hours). Insufficient mixing often results in an uneven color. To help mix the paint thoroughly, manufacturers put a small metal ball in the

can. So here’s what you do: shake the can back and forth vigorously until you hear the ball rolling. Then shake the can laterally (sideways) so the ball rolls around the bottom. Since the paint is settled on the bottom, this will help mix it thoroughly. The first time you use a new can of spray paint, shake it for a minute or two. If you will be putting it aside then using it later on the same day, shake the can again—this time for about 30 seconds to a minute.  Sink Hole Andy, my husband and I awakened yesterday morning to find that our home was flooded overnight. A water pipe under the bathroom sink burst and continuously poured water for hours. It spread throughout every room. We’re still trying to estimate how much the damage will cost. So far it’s immeasurable; almost everything was destroyed. We had a plumber (among other repairmen) in this morning, and he said we probably could have avoided the flood if we had periodically checked the pipes or had a plumber inspect it from time to time. I send this to as a warning to your readers. Any thoughts? Patti I’m sorry for your loss, Patti, and I compliment your plumber for his excellent advice. While you cannot

Water Problems Water, from a variety of sources and conditions, is potentially the biggest problem for any homeowner and must be considered when building a new residence or purchasing an existing one including highrise condos. Failure to do this may result in some very unpleasant experiences as well as substantial financial loss. Following is a list of potential water related problems that should considered when purchasing an existing home or condo, or building. Drainage: Visit the village during a heavy rain and see where the water is draining. Is the building site or house in the lower area of the village? Lower lots suffer either standing water or runoff if there is any flooding. Do not “assume” that buying or constructing a home in a new village will guarantee correct drainage has been properly addressed by the developer.

Standing water: Low lying areas will sometimes have ponds of water. This can be a major problem whether the water is on the lot you want to buy or the adjacent land. Standing water can be a breeding area for mosquitoes. If the adjoining landowner fills in a low area with dirt sometime in the future, raising the elevation of a natural drainage area requires the water to go somewhere else, perhaps onto your lot. Standing water on a building site means the ground is saturated with water making it unstable. Filling the lot with dirt will not compact the substrate enough to support the weight of new construction. Settling problems, even if curable, can result in extremely costly repairs. Regardless of the elevation of the lot, if you see standing water on or near any building site use extreme caution if you are considering buying. When buying a condo, consider parking lot drainage. Standing ankle deep in water

when trying to get into your car will not be a pleasant experience. When building or considering purchasing an existing home, the ground floor should be a minimum of 10cm higher than the ground and at least 15cm higher than the street with in the dirt sloping away from the house. Roof gutter downspout discharge pipes should have a one meter extension. Land should NEVER slope back toward the building. Exterior Concrete: Exterior concrete including driveways, sidewalks, patios, air-conditioning pads, walls or other concrete structures should slope away from the building. Waste lines: Waste lines should have a fall, or slope, of approximately 1cm in 300cm. It is incorrect to think increasing the drop in the slope is better. When waste from your toilet and sink travels down the pipe it

must have water to move it long. If the pipe slopes too steeply the water tends to run off quickly allowing the waste to stick to the pipe and therefore not washing it out completely. This may cause clogging and sewer back-up problems. Water supply pipes: Ask your contractor to install point-of-service shut-off valves under the sinks, at the toilets, before the water heater, to the yard sprinkler system and at any place an appliance is hooked to the water system. Problems from above: Roof leaks are not only aggravating and damaging to a house, they may also be hard to find. Water can enter through the roof at one location, then travel down the underside of the roof to another point before dropping onto your ceiling. When considering buying an existing home, look at the ceiling to see if there is any discoloration or watermarks.

avoid all such mishaps, you can reduce their number and severity through preventive maintenance and inspection. Most important is to periodically check for leaks—something you can do yourself in only a minute or two. Look under all sinks for leaks from supply pipes and waste pipes; the areas should be totally dry. Also check for rust on the bottom of enameled steel sinks and for water damage to the countertop. To preclude water damage to countertops, vanities, floors, walls and ceilings because of a leaking sink, it’s wise to monitor those locations for any signs of change. Avoid storing cleaning chemicals under your sink; they can corrode pipes. Here are some steps you should take: 1) Check the supply pipes-the two narrow ones that bring the water to the faucet. Look for water leaks from the pipes themselves, especially the fittings where the pipes fasten to the faucet. Also look for leaks at the shut-off valves. If there is a leak is at a fitting, clean and tighten the parts. If the leak is at a soldered joint that requires a torch, hire a plumber to make repairs. 2) Check the large pipe that carries away used water. Look for leaks where it connects to the bottom of the sink and all along the pipe. Clean and tighten any leaking parts. 3) Use a screwdriver to gently probe the edges of the countertop from below. Soft

areas indicate that a leak is causing the countertop to deteriorate. 4) If you have enameled steel sinks, check the underside, especially around the overflow outlet.  Driving Vision I read your reply to Ken regarding the dangers of electricity in Pattaya [Pattaya Today Jan. 17, 2010]. Good reply! Couldn’t have said it better! Also, I received these tips in an e-mail. They don’t apply to ‘household tips’, but I think they are useful and few people are aware of them. Blaine

If so, make sure roof leaks have been repaired before you buy. If you are building a home, it is helpful if it rains before you move in so you can check the roof for leaks. It can be a horrible mess if you wait and attempt to fix leaks after you have moved in with all your furniture. Most roof repairs must be done from the outside. Check for roof leaks by having someone crawl inside the attic to look for sunlight shining through holes. Have another person outside on the roof, and then have the attic person poke a wire through the hole so the outside person can locate the hole and repair it. Water damage to a ceiling cannot be successfully painted over with either water base latex paint or oil base paint. Watermarks will bleed through both paints. You must either replace the ceiling tile or drywall, or paint a “rubber based sealing paint” or varnish over the stain to seal it, and then paint over that with a finish coat of interior paint. Roofs with overhangs are more trouble free. Roofs without overhands sometimes leak where they connect with the wall. Overhangs also

help shade the home’s walls from the hot sun.

In a heavy downpour, motorists usually set their windshield (windscreen) wipers on ‘high’ or ‘fast’ speed to improve visibility. Too often that doesn’t solve the problem. A better approach is to put on your sunglasses. (Any model will do.) The tinted lenses provide a virtually clear view of the road ahead-as if there is no rain. Of course, you still see the raindrops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling. Sunglasses also work to reduce the ‘blindness’ created by sprays from passing trucks and the ‘kickup mist’ from vehicles in front of you. Rain or shine, always keep a pair of sunglasses in your car.

--Handy Andy

Attic condensation: ALWAYS let an attic breathe. Do NOT cover up attic air vents. Covering them retains heat making your home hotter which causes your air-conditioner to run longer resulting in higher electric bills. Also, when cooking, taking showers and other in-home uses, water will evaporate and rise through the ceiling and into the attic. When the air in the attic is cooler (like at night), condensation may form causing rot and mildew. Proper attic ventilation will prevent this. Option: Install a power attic ventilator fan that turns on and off automatically either by a thermometer or a humidistat controlled switch. Windows and Doors: Any opening in a home’s wall envelope is a potential water leak. Windows and doors should seal tight. Close them and then run water from a low pressure garden hose over them to detect any leaks. Water availability: Never take it for granted potable water is available. Make sure of your water source, capacity, availability and cost.


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Golf from Tropical Bert’s

by Thomas Cotton

We hadn’t been to Bangpakong for almost a year since the course had stopped giving PSC members the discounts they expected and received from other courses. So it was a treat to get a special deal which enabled us to play at a reasonable price and make the trek way out across the big river. It is easy to find: you just drive along Highway 7 until your cross the big river, exit and turn right. You reach the course after a few kilometers. The turn-off point is also used as a meeting point for the Irrawaddy dolphin-watching cruises. These dolphins enter the river from the Gulf of Thailand in pursuit of catfish. Your correspondent told Mashi that a couple of years ago, he had made four birdies on this course, the only time in his life

Three Sisters Golf

by Paul Donahue

Don Carmody, Peter Whitehead, Dick Warberg, Tony Scrambler 2. Tony Scrambler, 40 pts, that he had enjoyed so many birdies in a single winning on count-back from 3. David Donovan, 40 pts round. So Mashi rose to 4. Mashi Kenata, 37 pts the occasion and scored 3 Winners, Flight B (18 & birdies on the front nine. Mashi’s cantata, however up) 1. Peter Whitehead, 40 pts morphed into the “unfinished symphony” on the back nine 2. Don Carmody, 37 pts 3. Les Charles, 36 pts, on and he slid down the leader board. The winning score was count-back from 4. Daryl Evans, 36 pts composed by Dick Warberg, Near Pins: Neil Shaw (2), with Peter Whitehead close behind. Dick Warberg Long Putts: Peter Winners, Flight A (0-17) Whitehead, Tony Scrambler 1. Dick Warberg, 41 pts

Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table I want the O’leary’s team drug tested as they gave Yates Bar a hammering and won the beer and with no U10’s scored from either side, it must of been good darts or someone forgot to report them!! C’mon Eddie start practising!! Hairy Scary Stanley and Nice Darts Honey and the rest from Cheers met the sunshine boys at the Cheers Bar and minus a team sport member (Mark) we lost the game as Captain Steve gave away Tony (not O’shea) and ended up winning for Cheers, this happens all the time! Sod’s law... After drying out his two 20bt notes, the man from Atlantis Tommy “get your own cup of tea” had the deciding game (thanks to Lance and Monkey we brought it back up to 6 all), So wearing his rubber ring and arm bands, so up to the Oche he goes, but his scuba mask must have been cloudy as he couldn’t hit anything and sadly we lost by one game. Not to worry, after a few of Palmers sandwiches it was time for the beer leg and Ernie (RS) put away the winning dart for the sunshine boys and Colin (lovely boy) was not impressed!! Melly’s crew met up with spongebob and the rest of the cowboy’s and indians in downtown Rungland, the Mee Chew Crew took the game and beer and Taiter’s (MC) i think thats how you spell it, got the new high checkout so far with 116...Darts Mee Chew. Rock Steady Eddie and the other London boys and girls hosted the strongest team so far, the Bunker Mick and Ta must have a secret formula at the moment as they seem unstoppable, giving Eddie a severe thrashing no U10’s to report this will be updated later as it won’t affect the top table. After giving the Rising Sun boy’s a few hisses, boo’s and other wierd names and noises welsh Ian, Barry and Eddy, the Lucky Time cronies were having the pleasure at playing against Palmers team, again it was a close game, but the Lucky Timers managed to keep their heads above water and won both game and beer. On a closing note can we wish welsh Ian and Paul (LTB) all the happiness, as they are now friends again aaahhh....... Let’s play Darts www.pattayadarts.com

Another early start and another great day at Pattaya Country Club this 3rd day of February. The course was in fine shape and the greens were a wee bit fast, particularly if one putted with a sledge hammer. A good turnout with vacation regulars on board but others sadly going back home to that terrible four letter word ...WORK. Back at Caddy Shack Two Herbie Ishinaga had provided goodies as usual, snacks and sandwich makings. A tally of the cards showed Arnold Van der Graff

Arnold Van der Graff on the left with Sus Ige Murphy on the right came in number one closely and beverages were enjoyed followed by Sus Ige. Food by all.

Golf from the Bunker by Paul Donahue

Rayong Country Club What an unusual day we had on Friday at Rayong Country Club where there were three torrential downpours during the round resulting in some of the lesser mortals crying off before the end. Those soldiering on struggled with flooded fairways and greens sometimes under water, but the star of the show, who mastered the conditions was William Macey who shot a brilliant four under to win the A Flight. Tony Scambler did pretty good too taking runner up place one shot ahead of JJ Harney. We had a first time winner in the B Flight, Neil Griffin taking the honours one shot ahead of Jackie McPherson and Wednesday’s hero Laurence came down to earth with a pretty dismal nett 82 to finish third! Results: A Flight: 1st William Macey (hcp 15) nett 68 2nd Tony Scambler (hcp 10) nett 73 3rd JJ Harney (hcp 10) nett 74 B Flight: 1st Neil Griffin (hcp 28) nett 78 2nd Jackie McPherson (hcp 19) nett 79 3rd Laurence Harding (hcp 18) nett 82 Near pin winners – William finished off a very profitable

day by winning two near pins, the others going to JJ and Alan Harris. Crystal Bay There were some fairly mediocre scores at Crystal Bay, unusually, because this course doesn’t play as tough as it’s neighbour Mountain Shadow, the exceptions being both A and B Flight winners. Tony Robbins scored 39 Stableford points to win the A Flight with a count back

Laurence Harding needed to separate Alan Harris and John Graham, Alan just edging out John. The best score today was shot by Laurence Harding who scored a magnificent 43 points to win the B Flight a full 10 points ahead of Tom Jones who came runner up beating PJ on a count back. Results: A Flight: 1st Tony Robbins (hcp 15) 39 points 2nd Alan Harris (hcp 9) 34 points 3rd John Graham (hcp 12) 34 points B Flight: 1st Laurence Harding (hcp 21) 43 points

2nd Tom Jones (hcp 23) 33 points 3rd PJ Redmond (hcp 19) 33 points Near Pin Winners – Reg Smart, Bob Taylor, Jack Robertson and Tony Robbins. Bang Pra Last week’s star man was shining again this week! Jack Robertson began where he left off by winning the B Flight again, this time, playing Medal format he romped home with a six under par score to beat Lawrence Harding who fancied his chances with a three under par round, but not today with Jack in this form! Third place went to ‘Skinny’ who, playing his last game before returning to the UK, beat Mike Corner on a count back. It was closer in the A Flight with just one shot separating the top three. Paul Smith won by a single shot and Art Benavidez took the runner up spot beating Alan Sullivan on a count back. Results: A Flight: 1st Paul Smith (hcp 3) nett 74 2nd Art Benavidez (hcp 14) nett 75 3rd Alan Sullivan (hcp 13) nett 75 B Flight: 1st Jack Robertson (hcp 23) nett 66 2nd Lawrence Harding (hcp 21) nett 69 3rd ‘Skinny’ Newton (hcp 28) nett 75 Near Pin Winners – Paul Smith, Steve Bush, Peter Kelly (2)


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Golf from the Travellers Rest

by Barry Hooper

Gerhard is Top Scorer of the Week Gerhard Burger was the highest scorer of the week with a forty-one at Eastern Star on Saturday and a third division win. The closest anyone got to him was the thirty-nines at the Monday outing to Crystal Bay from Howard Tyler (Div 1 winner) and Mark Reuben (Div 2 winner). Mike Rushant also had the same score for his Div 2 win at Phoenix on Thursday. Gerhard who currently plays off eighteen (now sixteen after that result) heralds from South Africa and has made frequent visits to Thailand for the past five years. But this is his first ever win with the TRGG. Congratulations Gerhard may you have many more. A further note to all players at the TRGG the courses are getting extremely busy and our entry numbers are getting bigger and bigger so it is very important to sign up early if you want to play a course that you like which is on our February schedule (this can be found at www. trgg.biz) and avoid possible disappointment. The star of the week was a trip on Monday the 1st to Crystal Bay. A great turnout and two very full divisions. Division two was a win for Mark Reuben with his thirtynine. Second and just one back was Trvor Thorley with thirty-eight. Third was Joe

Kowalczyk at thirty-seven. Division one went to Howard Taylor also with thirty-nine. Second was Jon Dean at thirty-seven. Third went to Steve Smith with thirty-six. Lots of new names these days There were three two’s from Jon Dean at the forth and John Merritt and Chris Parkington at the seventeenth. Tuesday the 2nd was a visit to Mountain Shadow. Great turnout and three divisions. Many good reports were heard from all who played. Division three had Derek Lucas heading the list with his thirty-seven followed home by Jack McNamara at thirty-five and third spot to Stephen Smith with thirtytwo. Division two was a win for Joe Kowalczyk with thirtyseven and two places better than the previous day. Behind him was Liam Horgan at thirty-four after winning the count back over Mike Rushant both at thirty-four. Division one saw Jon Dean take the top spot with his thirty-six just squeezing out Tewin Lamthong by one point. She found herself on thirty-five. Another Lady was third and that was Mod Chaviraksa at thirty-four. Well the record for two’s was well and truly broken this time. Ten in total. Five at the fifth, three at the eighth and two at the fifteenth. Fergus Brennan, Mod Chaviraksa(2), C. Johnston(2), Ted Senior

(2), Tewin Lamthong, Liam Horgan and Danny Whelan Thursday the 4th and back to Phoenix we went. Mountain and Lakes The course was as always in excellent condition and played well. A massive entry and four, yes four divisions. Division four was a win for D. Rickbell (sorry no Christian name supplied) with thirty-seven five back

eight. Second Mab Jiwa at thirty-seven and Mike Rushant third with thirty-six and forth to Brendan Moore with thirty-four Division One was a win for Garry Blackborne and his thirty-seven. Second went to Ted Lodge at thirty-six. Kevin Waycott came in third at thirty-five and forth Hall Thomlinson winning a count back over Steve Carlton both

Highest Scorer of the Week (41) Gerhard Burger

in second was Jeff Wilcox at thirty-two. Third was Alan Evand with thirty-one and forth to Anna Hannigan with thirty after winning the count back over Greg Hill. Division Three saw a win for Mike Quill with his thirtyfour. Second Kim Stokes with thirty-seven John Merritt third with thirty-six. Division Two was a win for Billy Ostle an thirty-

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at thirty-three. No two’s and a big pot which bought a drink for every one back at the Travellers Rest after Fergus rang the bell inn traditional fashion. Saturday the 6th and off yet again to Khao Kheow A very, very good turnout for us yet again. We were again restricted to an entry of forty players by the course but we still had three full

Vol. 9 No. 11  16 - 28 February 2010 divisions. No rain this week to mess things about and some very good scores posted. In Division three Martin Solberg took third spot with thirty-four. Second went to Laurin Brinn (a new lady in our midst) with thirty-five but the winner with a massive forty-one and highest score of the week was Gerhard Burger. Division two saw a win for Danny Whelan with thirty-three followed in by Sam Mclellan at thirty-two and in third spot at thirty was Joe Kowalczyk after winning four way count back over Frank Courtney, Kim Stokes and Lain horgan The winner of Division one was Tewin Lamthong with her thirtyeight this has put her back yet again to a single figure handicap 9 after slipping back earlier in the week to 10. Second was Vic Hansen with thirty-seven. Third spot went to Richard Wakeling with his thirty-three.Only two two’s Tewin Lamthong and Danny Whelan. If you want any further information about the golf outings played by the TRGG please contact Fergus Brennan on 0860567019 or call in to the Travellers Rest in Soi LK Metro. Detailed Results for the week – 1st February at Crystal Bay C&A Division 1 Howard Tyler 39 hc 07 Jon Dean 37 hc 08 Steve Smith 36 hc -01 Division 2 Mark Reuben 39 hc 17 Trevor Thorley 38 hc 15 Joe Kowalczyk 37 hc 18

Tuesday 2nd February at Mountain Shadow Division 1 Jon Dean 36 hc 08 Tewin Lamthong 35 hc 10 Mod Chaviraksa 34 hc 11 Division 2 Joe Kowalczyk 37 hc 17 Liam Horgan 34 hc 13 c/b Mike Rushant 34 hc 13 c/b Division 3 Derek Lucas 37 hc 18 Jack McNamara 35 hc 21 Stephen Smith 32 hc 20 Thursday 4th February at Phoenix Mountain and Lakes Division 1 Gary Blackborne 37 hc 07 Ted Lodge 36 hc 11 Kevin Waycott 36 hc 09 Hall Thomlinson 33 hc 05 Division 2 Mike Rushant 39 hc 13 Kim Stokes 37 hc 13 John Merritt 36 hc 13 Brendan Moore 34 hc 12 Division 3 Mike Quill 34 hc 20 Jo Peters 31 hc 20 S.Stairs 30 hc 15 c/b Joe Kowalczyk 30 hc 17 c/b Division 4 D.Rickbell 37 hc 25 Jeff Wilcox 32 hc 23 Alan Evans 31 hc 24 Anna Hannigan 30 hc 21 c/b Saturday 6th February at Khao Kheow Division 1 Tewin Lamthong 38 hc 10 Vic Hansen 37 hc 12 Richard Wakeling 33 hc 12 Steve Carlton 31 hc 07 Division 2 Danny Whelan 33 hc 14 Sam McLellan 32 hc 14 Joe Kowalczyk 30 hc 17 c/b Frank Courtney 30 hc 16 c/b Division 3 Gerhard Burger 41 hc 18 Laurinn Brinn 35 hc 28 Martin Solberg 34 hc 18 Alan Evans 30 hc 24


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Golf with the Phoenix Tuesday Group

by Mike Gerrard MURTAGH MISSING so CRONIN COPS IT. Almost a full house today with one or two of our regulars off on their travels. We welcomed newcomer Peter Kelly. I say newcomer, he played in our group some 15 months ago. Still he did not forget us. Foolish boy? Lakes and Ocean course today, most players favourite combination at Phoenix. Some of the views are quite stunning on a clear day. And so it was, a clear day that is. Lots of sunshine and a nice breeze. Hope all our players who in the U.K. or Europe read this. (eat your hearts out boys). I was lucky to be paired up with Gary Blackburne today, but it eventually gets to you as you watch a nearly perfect swing nearly every shot. However, after suffering too

many months in the freezing U.K. Gary has not honed his game up enough to threaten top spot just yet. I give him one more week. As the title suggests EAMON MURTAGH would

COLIN CRONIN with 36 points to claim the 1st place. Runner up should have been ROGER ISON, yours truly cocked up and awarded second place to GARY BLACKBURNE with 35

The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments have been our winner today points. Third place went to with 38 points, but failed to joint players, HUGH BYRNE show at the presentation so and ALAIN BELLEC with 34 the next best score went to points each which could not

Golf from the Café Kronborg

by Peter Blackburn

Royal Lakeside – Stableford For the second time in two outings we assembled at Café Kronborg in readiness for the lengthy drive to Royal Lakeside. We realize that “variety is the spice of life” but it is a pleasure to be able to play this fine course which is always beautifully prepared & well organized. We had a starting group of thirty-eight and after welcomes were handed out to Frank Hughes from the U.K. and the “bold & fresh” Doug Maiko returning for another visit from Providence, Rhode Island we departed Café Kronborg just before 0820. We arrived at the course in plenty of time for a “chip and a putt” before our scheduled 1000 tee time and our first group got away right on time. To speed things up the Course Marshalls allowed our last three groups to tee off the tenth tee which certainly helps with getting everyone in and showered in readiness for meals and presentations. Perfect weather once more although humid as usual but regular sips of water certainly helped player comfort. Good scoring was the order of the

day as eight of us played to our handicap or better. The par five first hole got it’s revenge on Monte Sykes after his eagle there last Thursday and he had to settle for a double bogey on this occasion. Once more we set a cracking pace with no hold ups and even with three lengthy drink stops our round was completed in four hours and twenty minutes. We had three flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 16, B Flight for 17 to 22 and C Flight for 23 and over. Nearest the pins on the par threes and longest first putts on the 9th and 18th. It was a three way count back at the top of A Flight with Niels Hansen emerging victorious from your writer with Don Richardson in third place. Klaus Kaergaard finished fourth. B Flight was easily won by Jan Lovgren with Joop Jaspere 5 points further back in second place. Peter Hammond took out third place on a count back from Nigel Perry. A welcome return to form saw Graham Buckingham win C Flight with Alan Ewing second and Laurina Brinn third. Fourth place went to Cilia Bosman. For the fourth consecutive time The Admiral took out the

The Admiral. Graham Buckingham, Jan Lovgren & Niels Hansen

“Compass Award” despite the return of Paul Avery after a brief trip back to Queensland, Australia. Looking forward to Stu Rifkin’s return from “hosting” duties on Thursday! Results for Royal Lakeside: A Flight 1st – Niels Hansen (10) – 38 points 2nd – Peter Blackbrn (14) – 38 points 3rd – Don Richardson (10) – 38 points 4th – Klaus Kaergaard (10) – 37 points B Flight 1st – Jan Lovgren (20) – 39 points 2nd – Joop Jaspere (19) – 34 points 3rd – Peter Hammond (18) – 33 points 4th – Nigel Perry (21) – 33 points C Flight 1st – Graham Buckingham (23) – 40 points 2nd – Alan Ewing (24) – 38 points 3rd – Laurina Brinn (28) – 37 points 4th – Cilia Bosman (23) – 33 points NTP’s 3rd – Jan Lovgren 6th – Richard Kubicki 12th – Doug Maiko 15th – Don Richardson Longest First Putts 9th – Kjeld Ravn 18th – Leif Kirkgaard

Greenwood A & B – Stableford It was obvious that the Greenwood Golf Course was a very popular venue as we had 44 golfers signed up for the event and assembled at Café Kronborg. This is the largest number for quite some time and included a

be split on any countback. Had Eamon turned up and I had not missed Rogers score then Gary Blackburne, Hugh Byrne and Alain Bellec would not have received anything. Just goes to prove, even I am slightly human????. Never mind, Roger took it all in good stride with a promise of allowing him check the results next week before the presentation. Near pins went to; STUART GORDON, COLIN CRONIN (2) (DID WELL TODAY DIDN’T HE) and ROGER ISON. At least I didn’t miss that. With more than usual not coming back to the presentation this week it meant that there were only 3 other players present that had not won anything, and with 2 lucky draw prizes and a free beer prize donated by NOYS BAR it meant that all who attended received at

least their input for the day. LUVVLY JUBBLY. Just a reminder that on the 30th March we hold our 1st Charity tournament in aid of the BANN JING JAI orphanage. If anyone would like to help raise some funds to provide, much needed, better drinking water facilities at this establishment, please contact either myself on 087 091 7565 or BOB NEYLON on 081 916 1853 or STUART GORDON on 085 630 7402. It will be a two scramble (Male/Female) combination of teams going out as fourballs. The entrance for

couple of visitors – Svend & Sussane Gaarde from Denmark who were heartily welcomed, along with the return of Stu Rifkin, back from “domestic” duties. We departed just a few minutes later than planned and arrived at the course 55 minutes later in absolutely perfect weather conditions. After discussions with Joe, the new Manager at Greenwood we were delighted to find that we could use two tees so our first six groups teed off on A and the last five groups off B. Our first group teed off at 1010 and as usual found the course in great shape although the greens were rock hard and very fast as many of us discovered at our peril. Perhaps a lack of watering but nonetheless a golf course to be enjoyed. Scoring appeared difficult for the higher handicappers as is shown in the results and in fact only two golfers overall managed to play to their handicaps or better. The “forecasted” rain thankfully stayed away once more and playing conditions were most pleasant all day. We rested three times at drink stops and still managed to finish in the excellent time of four hour and twenty-five minutes. The large field enabled us to have 3 flights with 5 places in each one. A Flight for 0 to 16, B Flight for 17 to 22 and C Flight for handicaps 23 and over. As usual nearest the pins on the par threes and longest first putts on A9 and B9. Monte Sykes hit his straps once again by winning A Flight on a count back from Mike “Hunter” Gosden. Paul Avery finished in third place with Doug Maiko fourth. Peter Sindberg just beat yours truly on a count back for fifth place. In his first game for a week or so Stu Rifkin managed to

Monte Sykes, The Admiral, Stu Rifkin & Bunt Moeller take out B Flight on a count 3rd – Paul Avery (11) – 35 back from Mike Herridge. points Daryl Evans finished third 4th – Doug Maiko (16) – with Jesper Rasmussen one 34 points point back in fourth place. 5th – Peter Sindberg (9) – A three way count back saw 33 points Mick O’Connor finish fifth B Flight from Mike Winfield & Andre 1st – Stu Rifkin (19) – 34 Van Dyk. In C Flight it was a points low scoring contest with Bunt 2nd – Mike Herridge (22) Moeller winning with thirty – 34 points points. Alan Ewing finished 3rd – Daryl Evans (21) – in second place three points 33 points further back with Walter 4th – Jesper Rasmussen Schober third. A “ladies” (19) – 32 points count back for fourth & fifth 5th – Mick O’Connor (21) saw Laurina Brinn edging out – 30 points Carole Kubicki. The Admiral C Flight continued his dominance 1st – Bunt Moeller (24) – of winning the coveted 30 points “Compass” award for the fifth 2nd – Alan Ewing (24) – consecutive time despite the 27 points return of Stu Rifkin, widely 3rd – Walter Schober (28) tipped to stop The Admiral’s – 26 points run after his break from golf. 4th – Laurina Brinn (28) – I will be away for the next 25 points week as I am returning home 5th – Carole Kubicki (27) to Perth tomorrow and I fully – 25 points expect to see a new “Compass NTP’s Champion” on my return. A2 – Bunt Moeller Results for Greenwood: A6 – Paul Avery A Flight B2 – Per Anders Karlsen 1st – Monte Sykes (5) – 37 B5 – Mike Gosden points Long Putts 2nd – Mike Gosden (8) – A9 – Niels Hansen 37 points B9 – Klaus Kaergaard

the fund will be 600 baht including a buffet at reception and all green fees, caddy fees, cart fees extra on the day direct to Phoenix golf club. We also invite anyone who would like to donate any form of finance for the charity and/ or prizes for technical awards and lucky draw. It should be a great day out with the bonus that you have helped these poor unfortunate orphans. (Its only just over a tenner, U.K. About 13 Euros, or less than 20 Dollars U.S. A MAN IS NEVER SO TALLAS WHEN HE STOOPS TO HELP OTHERS!


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urricane style jazz: The Jomtien Boathouse (Jomtien Beach Road) will be hosting Doc Houlind, an international New Orleans style Jazz Band, on Friday February 26 and Saturday February 27 from 9:00pm onwards. Reservations are necessary and can be made by contacting the Boathouse on 038 756 143. Hanging in there: In Soi Diamond, Carousel go-go has been operational for an incredible 18 years and at one stage was arguably the best den in town. Those halcyon days are long gone and for me it’s hard to go into a place that was once so good and see the seismic shift. These days Carousel relies on partial discounts for some drinks and the hope of picking up passing trade. On my most recent visit they had plenty of dancing damsels, which is good because at least the numbers should be enough to entice someone who just sticks their head in for a look to stay for at least one thirst quencher. In fact, during my stay the crowd built up quite steadily, although it was a long way from the days when the place was almost full all night long. A small glass of draught amber fluid is 75 baht with most other drinks starting at 90 baht; nothing unusual in the pricing. The music is fine, many of the staff have been at Carousel so long they are probably entitled to shares in the den, and even some of the dancers have logged up plenty of kilometres on the revolving stage. Carousel is far from the worst den on Walking Street but it lacks the energy and drive of many of the newer places. Unique uses for an ice cube: If a go-go bar cannot attract a reasonably large number of attractive chrome pole molesters, for whatever reason, then it needs to ensure the ones it is able to put on stage are hands-on

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when it comes to customers. That is, they are friendly and, to use a computing term, inter-active. There are plenty of expats and regular visitors who prefer the company of friendly if plain-looking wallet emptiers to being ignored by the superstars-in-their-ownbordello types. Such is the case with Baby Dolls go-go (Soi 15, off Walking Street). While it does sometimes have an attractive lady or two, the majority are more of the plain and average ex-buffalo herder, but what they lack in facial physical charms they more than make up for in terms of hands-on friendliness and fun attitude. It can be a very in-your-face kind of place, especially for any punters who decide to sit near the massage bench. This is always occupied by ladies for whom the indoor naturist look is their preferred mode of non-apparel. If you like to keep your beer cold in the Thai-style way by having ice cubes in the glass, then these girls are capable of adding any number you wish without use of hands, feet, or mouth. I am pleased they are restricted to gymnastic executions of ice cubes and management aren’t tempted to expand the experiment to include darts. I am assured those ice cubes that do not finish up in a glass of beer are not recycled in any way. Grifting by the Pool: There’s no doubt the physical presence of ‘U.S. Bill’, the Great Helmsman, made a difference to the overall vibe and character of the Club Oasis go-go (Soi Buakhow, cnr Soi Chaiyapoon). Many considered him a typical loudmouth Yank, while others thought his showmanship brought a sense of fun into the joint. Whatever the case, I seriously doubt we will ever see him back in the bar scene in Fun Town (for reasons I cannot explain in print) and Oasis is definitely the poorer because of it. Nonetheless, it remains a popular den with expats and regulars.

Happy hour draught beer in a large glass is just 60 baht, the music is good, there are plenty of dancers of varying shapes, sizes, ages, and quality and, most importantly, they are generally customer friendly. Given this is very much an expat style den; the friendliness of the dancers goes a long way to keeping the place ticking over. No room at the inn: Tried obtaining a seat in the Champagne go-go late on a Wednesday evening recently and had to give up. The place was packed to the gunwales with plenty of young ladies scattered about the joint, some even managed to retain a modicum of apparel. I’m led to believe the peak nights for Champagne are Wednesday’s and Friday’s. My suggestion, obviously, is to try it on one of the quieter evenings unless you happen to like crowds. Babushka or Lek; Blonde or Brunette: A recent email correspondent asked my opinion on the small but select number of bars employing East European females. The most prominent of these at present is the old Polo show go-go which has been revamped and now goes by the strange name of Lady Shadows (as in, blink and the contents of your wallet are gone). A friend of mine tells me there is a cover charge to even walk into the clip joint. That’s enough to stop most people even bothering. My intentionally limited previous experience of these places is that the hard-faced girls are good dancers but are heavy hustlers for tips, with notes showing three figures a bare minimum. As I’ve written previously, I leave these places for the North Asian herd and well-heeled camel jockeys from the sandpits of the Middle East. Ringing the Changes: The plate tectonics of Pattaya nightlife continue unabated with a couple of important closures to note. Down in Pattayaland Soi 2 the Rodeo Girls go-go is yet another to have closed its doors in that benighted street. A pity in some ways because at times it rated as being a notch above the others in the area but I can only surmise that the economies of scale kicked in and the operation was no longer viable. On Walking Street, the Sisterz go-go was recently sold to the same crew who are in charge of Baccara and I am led to believe the joint will undergo a complete refurbishment prior to reopening in the near future. Unconfirmed reports suggest the people behind Baccara

are in the market to snap up as many street-front go-go’s as possible, with the popular Casnovy possibly already taken over. If the rumours are correct then all this requires necessarily deep pockets and a long-term view of the night scene. Suggestions are that Fun Town’s previously number one go-go, Peppermint, is eventually to be re-located downstairs in the Marine Disco complex. This is not necessarily a new story. Way back in May 2006 -somewhere between the Early Closing Period and the Ice Cube AgeI reported on suggestions that the Thai boxing arena in front of the Dollhouse gogo was being earmarked for re-development with up to six new dens of the chrome pole to be constructed on the site. It now seems as if the plan has been resurrected, although it’s doubtful if six new places will emerge. Beavers go-go (Walking Street), a place I have to confess to being underwhelmed by, was closed at the end of January for refurbishment. Given it’s about the size of a shoebox i would have thought any renovation would have taken not much more than five minutes and involved the changing of a couple of light bulbs. It was supposed to have re-opened at the end of the first week of February so I shall venture forth and see whether the place has improved. In the meantime, the dancers they had were cavorting about the stages of Misty’s (Soi 15). Down in Soi 16 the Catz gogo bar has changed its name to Toyz. Given its surprising midDecember 2009 raid by the police and subsequent publicity the name change became somewhat of a necessity. Since that raid, which I have to say smacked suspiciously of a putup job by a rival, the den has struggled. On a recent visit there were only a dozen or so dancing damsels, although on the attractiveness scale they were a pretty decent crew. No stunners or surgically enhanced big-chested ladies, just a lean team of wallet emptiers. Draught amber is 65 baht. Upstairs bars are always tough to make work but the people who own Windmill Club have decided to reopen Tramps, situated right next door but up a flight of heart-attack inducing stairs. Draught amber at 45 baht is the discounted thirst quencher and for those who might remember the den prior to its April 2008 closure the show standard is about the same. Finally, something that

will make the heart of many beat that much faster, the Paradise go-go on Soi Buakhow has re-opened after what proved to be just a short closure. Haven’t had time to check it out due to time constraints on this edition going to press, but I can tell

you draught amber fluid is being flogged off at 55 baht. Piece of Pith: The first rule of airport arrivals: Never thumb your nose at officials wearing rubber gloves, unless you want to make yourself an enema of the state. (Duncan Stearn)


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Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across 7 Nice girl from the corps de ballet? (8) 9 Wry fellow in ICI reorganisation (6) 10 Lose control when disk breaks (4) 11 The insincerity of a miming choirboy? (3,7) 12 It keeps me in my place (6) 14 What’s left except a cue (8) 15 The most recent Hollywood match (6) 17 Creepers in the garden, an old curse (6) 20 A sincere development (8) 22 Quiet man at short leg (6) 23 Where to get a slice of the money? (10) 24 Bound to disappoint (4) 25 Firm support for a follower of fashion (6) 26 Once said surprisingly of a bishop (8)

Down 1 Give the money for aeroplane manoeuvres (8) 2 Accustomed to being regularly unsteady (4) 3 Fish from Barnet (6) 4 Fault-finder and humorous poet? (8) 5 An assembly of squares … (10) 6 … round which could be magic (6) 8 Authority of MP in a republic (6) 13 Exotic Australian festival (10) 16 Where the swordsman goes for cover (8) 18 Traveller whose death was a drama (8) 19 See seething rage on road (6) 21 Gorgon’s ultimate weapon is constrained (6) 22 He nods off after effort (6) 24 Diamonds with positive colours (4)

Hope you enjoy the Crossword

Sudoku Puzzle

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 to Example Field....Trap Answer Mouse 9. Solution on page 42. 7

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6 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:

It’s worth a raise folks Bidding is not a scientific subject and many decisions could go either way. In today’s deal you hold ♠ 10 8 6, ♥ K 10 5 2, ♦ 6, ♣ K 10 6 4 3. As the dealer you pass and, against silent opposition, your partner opens one diamond to which you

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8 2 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.

reply one heart. Then partner jumps to 2 no trumps, so what is your next course of action? Your mind should be alive with the possibilities and the scenarios. Partner’s two no trumps is not forcing in most systems but shows 18 or 19 points and is most encouraging for game. Of

1. Hazel Shell 2. Heart Fast 3. Air Ray 4. Play Knife 5. Jay About 6. Hear Fold 7. Black Size 8. Choir Friend 9. Brain Basin 10.Trench Elope

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1. TIED SYN 2. REAR NAG 3. NO AS TIT 4. SHE PARS 5. NECK QUI 6. LURE CUT 7. SEND ASS 8. FIG MANY 9. MI BLUES 10.HUG FART course, you could pass. You only have six high card points, it’s true, and you singleton in partner’s suit is not encouraging. Nobody could rage at you if you abandoned ship at this stage of the game. Yes, on the other hand, some would argue that a raise to three no trumps is in order. Your partner’s bidding suggests he does

Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... not hold a four card major, and you both may be pleasantly surprised to find out that there’s a fit in the club suit. A marginal point is that you have three 10s which may come in handy for the inevitable finesses which will be part of this contract. Yes, on balance, bid three no trumps and to hell with the conservatives.

ANSWERS 1. Land Shod 2. Time Holder 3. Wind down 4. Ten Cushion 5. Punch Pipes 6. Poppy Tail 7. Bitter Bread 8. Tail Fall 9. Off Time 10.Out Neck

Slip Share Break Pin Bag Cock Sweet Wind Spring Break

ANSWERS 1. U MOST RR 2. PR FOR ME 3. UGE REEF 4. OF A SHIN 5. CUTE MOO 6. EAU FRET 7. TEAR SUE 8. ARA CHIC 9. REX PIED 10.C OUR POT

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A Most Unique Concept Restaurant by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Sue and Derek Bryant are well known Pattaya personalities having built and established two extremely popular restaurant/boutique hotels (The Peacock and Romanasia) and are now the patrons of another extraordinary culinary destination, namely Le Chateau Briand. The concept here is not one of a customary restaurant. Prior planning is required to dine at Le Chateau Briand. The a la carte menu is available three days a week: Thursday, Friday, Saturday but reservations are

required 24 hours in advance. However, any day of the week it caters for private luncheons, dinners and theme parties for groups of 10 – 22 people, with your choice of cuisine. Regulars at Romanasia will already be familiar with Chef Sue’s gastronomic abilities and Mick and I were more than pleased to be invited to the opening of this most unique restaurant. For the party Sue had prepared a buffet of gourmet dishes. Filled quail egg halves nestled along side prawns, mussels, chicken liver pate, chicken chat, som tam, salads, meats

and desserts making a pageant of tantalising taste sensations. It was a fantastic array and should you wish to arrange a select private event, Chef Sue could plan a spread to please even the most discerning gourmand. Her enthusiasm for gastronomy is huge and her desire to provide top notch dining at budget prices most commendable. The décor is bold almost reminiscent of Tudor baronial halls of yesteryear. Vibrant orange walls and subdued lighting compliment the surroundings and distinctive touches adorn the walls. Seating can be configured to your requirements, either a long baronial-style table or individual settings for more intimate dining. The a la carte menu, available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays contains many a foodie delight with prices to literarily make your eyes pop. Appetisers include pumpkin and almond soup (B.120), king prawn salad, lobster bisque and fish soup (B.130), avocado, prawn and tomato tower and the famous chicken liver country

pate. While main courses (none over B.250) offer roast duck in pepper sauce, roast lamb with mint and gravy sauce, John Dory pan fried topped with parmesan cheese in lime sauce, spicy salmon steak and grilled frogs legs in garlic pepper. Desserts are Chef Sue’s forte and her apple crumble with almond crust legendary. The house wine is Argentinian Chablis or Burgundy at B.80 per glass or B.275 for the carafe. Another unusual twist is that the beer can be served in clay steins and the wine in pewter goblets should you wish. A full compliment of spirits and liquers can be arranged as per your requirements. This is truly an extraordinary location offering an event destination of an atypical variety or end of week dining at easy on the pocket prices. The menu is concise but offers many gourmet choices. All it takes to dine at Le Chateau Briand and taste Chef Sue’s gastro-menu is to phone the day before. The prices are extraordinarily reasonable

and the food delicious. Sounds like a winning formula to us. Whether you want to host your own party or make a reservation for Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights, Le Chatau Briand is one for your culinary calendar.

Located between Thepprasit Road and Soi Wat Boon in Jomtien. Tel: 087 135 8357 or 084 867 7299 or visit www.lechateaubriand.net. Hotel or condo group collection and return can be arranged.

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Dear Food Lovers, I love salmon but would like to give it an Asian twist. Have you a recipe that would fit the bill? Many thanks, Frank. Dear Frank, yes we have. The following recipe is delicious and very easy with a sweet and spicy sauce to give it that Asian fusion flair. HOISIN SALMON Serves 6 • 1/3 cup reducedsodium soy sauce • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root • 1 clove garlic, pressed • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 6 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless salmon fillets Whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili sauce, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, and olive oil in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place the salmon fillets into the marinade, and turn to evenly coat. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove and discard the plastic wrap from the salmon, use a spoon to scoop up the marinade that has collected in the bottom of the baking dish, and drizzle it over the salmon fillets. Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes. If you would like to request a recipe, please email : thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com


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dining out

Casa Pascal’s

Sunday Brunch Buffet

As Good As It Gets

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers What could be nicer than a long, languid Sunday brunch/ lunch at one of Pattaya’s finest restaurants? Not much, we think. So, when we were invited to visit Casa Pascal’s celebrated brunch buffet we leapt at the chance to be cosseted and indulged in this most esteemed culinary establishment. This gourmet institution is, of course, firmly in the hands of Pascal and Kim Schnyder who over 9 years ago realised their dream of opening their own restaurant. Chef Pascal hails from Lucerne and has an impeccable gastronomic background having directed kitchens in world-class establishments in Switzerland, Hong Kong and the luxurious Dusit Resort before creating his own gastro-habitat. Entering their restaurant is to escape from the hurly burly of downtown Pattaya and step into a tranquil haven of sophistication and gastronomy. Seating in the air-conditioned section includes three private alcoves accommodating 6-12 people for privacy and seclusion whilst the covered leafy terrace can accommodate about 12 for al fresco dining. A complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival sets the tone for this most convivial

of Sunday events. The cold table is a sight to behold. Fruits of the sea are lavishly presented including huge plump prawns, rock lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, New Zealand green-lipped mussels, oysters, scallops, crabs and Norwegian smoked salmon all glistening in anticipation of your selection. The marinated salmon and herring was tender, moist and juicy, perfectly married with a profusion of international salads and dressings. Together with cold cuts, Italian antipasti (the marinated bell peppers were divine), beef and salmon tartar (extra special) and imported cheeses this whole “no-expense-spared” presentation was exciting and opulent. The desserts are a Casa Pascal forte and here chocolate mousse, creams, tarts and parfaits compete for your selection or why not try a little of each?

risotto station provoked our interest, especially the chicken and leek tortellini and the spinach and ricotta ravioli. Breakfast items galore, the pancake chef expertly tosses his creations and tops them with fresh fruit and a chocolate or vanilla sauce. Bakery and patisserie items featuring the best croissants in town

Moving on to the hot items there were two tasty soups on offer (one was minestrone) together with a selection of favourite Thai dishes and interesting international recipes. Flaming steaks, pork tenderloin and a BBQ assortment are ready and waiting for the meat lover. At the rear of the restaurant an animated live pasta and

and delicious Danish breads, cereals and yoghurts are there in abundance to bring another sweet touch to your brunch. This is a brunch buffet of magnificent proportions and priced at B.899 including a welcoming glass of Champagne. For an extra B.475 wine and beer will be unlimited and for a B.675 supplement you it

will also include Champagne (till 16.00). Casa Pascal’s a la carte menu is superb presenting fine dining with many exciting new options. The gourmet set menu changes every month and offers a gastronomic experience to remember. For example, celeriac cream soup with black truffle, marinated hazelnut salmon, grilled goose liver and sautéed mushrooms followed by Alaskan scallops and red sea bream on marinated fennel in a Pernod sauce or roasted beef tenderloin with egg plant and zucchini tartare. Premium French cheeses or mixed berries in mascarpone cream and a glass of Calvados, Grappa or Remy Martin bring this culinary journey to a spectacular finale. (B.2,400 inclusive of wines and B.1,200 menu only.) Returning to the Sunday brunch buffet: at B.899 ++ you can seriously indulge your gastronomic tastes in a luxurious décor, blending Mediterranean and colonial architecture designed by Pascal himself. The attention to detail in this restaurant is extraordinary from the custom designed décor, cutlery and flatware to the well-appointed rest rooms. This is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Pattaya and definitely a specialoccasion restaurant. Sunday brunch is served from 10.30 am till 15.00 hours. For reservations (recommended) call (038) 723 660 or 081 983 4182 (Kim). Valet parking and a limousine pick-up service is available. Casa Pascal is situated opposite Marriott Hotel and in front of the Ruen Thai restaurant. For more information, and the current Gourmet Menu, visit www. restaurant-pattaya.com.

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Business Tool; NOKIA E90 Communicator, Brand New in the Box with Acessories, New Price in Th. 30.000 Baht, Sell for 18.000.- Call; 081 822 9968. Dupont King Size Water / Gel Bed, Used only 1 Month, Comes with all accessories, Covers, Underlay, New Price 75,000 Bath Quick Sale 32,000 Baht incl. Delivery, Installation. Interested pls call 081 822 9968. Notebook, ACER TravelMate C215TMi/core 2 duo, 2.0 GHz, High speed, Comes with all accessories, 2 Batteries, Charger, Bag, all in the original Box, New Price; 82.000 Baht, Quick Sale 30.000 Baht; Call 081 822 9968. Sonny VAIO Notebook PCGZ1XJP, Upgraded Blackberry RAM, Docking Station, 2 Charger, 2 New Batteries, Documentation, Bag, 16000.Baht. Pls call 081 822 9968. Sailing dinghy for sale. Laser 13, complete with the following; sails, top cover, launch trolley/ combi road trailer, life jackets, oars & more. All in very good condition. Only 110,000 Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Almost new golf set for beginner (lefty) Skymax Nr: 3,5,7,9, S,P, and putter. 5000 baht 087 100 5726. 3 Piece Suite (Fabric) 3 Seater Sofa + 2 Armchairs Bargin 2500 Baht. Tel: 083-7692099. New Rawlings baseball glove (13 inch)for a lefty. 1,400 baht. 087 100 5726. Fishing spear gun made in USA, wet suit (short sleeves), fins, mask, snorkel, belt for weights, all used 2 weeks only, worth 15, 000 baht, sell for 7,000 baht. Tel. 087 813 8110. For sale: (1) Infiniti ST-900 Elliptical Cross Trainer (hardly used, will sell for 7,500 baht) & (1) AB King Abdominal Fitness Machine (almost never used, will sell for 2,000 baht). Contact Khun Sri in Banchang 40 minutes drive from Pattaya) at 085 778 9865.

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(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/ profit chairing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-bb1109) Soi 8 Beach Road Restaurant & Bar Good for Farang Food, 5 Story Building Fully Furnish. Rent 35,000P/M key Money 1.25 Million/ 3 YRS. Call BB 081 147 6767. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108.

Classified (ptbo-c0409)Bar for Sale. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai) (ptbo-g1309)Restaurant for Sale… plus free Separate Office beside Naklua soi 18 Wongamat, 3-6-9 Years lease, Low rent Pcm 7,000 baht. This restaurant is located in the prestigious location of Wongamat Beach, Near Centara Hotel, Northpoint, Sky beach condo, Long beach Hotel. FFEE OFFICE GIVEN, WHEN YOU BUY THIS RESTAURANT ALL EQUIPMENT & FURNITURE INC. Price 2,100,000 baht Call: 085 110 1161. (ptbo-n0809)Beauty Salon for sale. Prestigious Location City Walk (Next Royal Garden Plaza) 7 work stations, 2 massage tables, Good clientele base, NO KEY MONEY. 30,000 baht month rent. Only 1.8 million baht Call: 080 095 9002. (ptbo-m1009) For Sale Long Established Sport Bar Contact mprc01@gmail.com Office for rent. Off Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 12. Ok for 5 desk spaces. 4,000 baht/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. (ptbo-v1509)Business for sale 2.7 million baht, Yin Yang BarGuesthouse 64/89 soi Buakhao, Cheap rent, Great location, Ready for takeover. Turn able into restaurant or else. 1 Unit Building, 4 floors, 5 bedrooms, Terraces, all fully furnished, excellent condition call 086 832 5939. Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : jordygwaping@yahoo.com A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@ jomtien-property.com Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. 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: orchid@amari.com 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 Bar/Guest House- This guest house located on 2nd rd has 4 large rental rooms a fully fitted kitchen and bar and is priced for a quick sale. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: craig@ tsba.info Bars – I currently have 2 very busy beer bars for sale 1 located on soi 8 the other just off walking street both bars make very good proven profit each year and a priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email craig@tsba.info Walking street – An opportunity has arisen to purchase this well known go go bar, this business is a turn key operation and has made good profit for many years. Call Craig 087 077 0475. Email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Guest House – This guest house located in central Pattaya has 12 rooms , a fully fitted commercial kitchen, and fully stocked bar with pool table. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info (ptmbo-v1109)Bar Guesthouse 2.9 Million bht Yin Yang Bar 64/89 Soi Buakhao Tel 086 832 5939. BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com BS1039: This Bar & Restaurant has just come on the market. Fully functional kitchen inclusive of all bar and furniture. This business is located in Jomtien and close by is Pattaya park!! Plenty of Russian movement!! Must sell quickly at the price of 800 thousand! o.n.o Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com (ptbo-pa1009)Beauty, Barber & Thai massage salon for sale. High standard on 100 m2. 5 work stations for hair,4 massage tables and room for personnel. Rent bath 10 000 a month. The salon located opposite SP Village 5. No key money and asking for minimum only bath 300 000. For visit contact PA on 081 392 5524 (Thai / English) scanarkth@yahoo. co.uk (ptbo-u1609)Brand new guesthouse for sale on Jomtien “ SIAM WAVE” 3 storey, 550 sqm., 14 rooms, internet, cable TV, Fully furnished, bike park, swimming pool (8x4m) , Land 844 sqm. 16,500,000 baht please call 084 867 4635, 087 915 3681 email unley@yandex.ru

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Fax: (038) 374535 (ptbo-ml0409)International Bar Restaurant. Northeast Thailand For Sale! Large Restaurant, Bar Area, Pool Table, Internet, Large Screens TV’s. European Kitchen, 2 Motorbikes for Rent, Specializing Imported Food and Drink, Accomadation Above. Good Profitable Business, Law Rent, No key money, Rent paid till July 2010. 1.7 Million O.N.O Tel.: 087 868 1621. 45-Rooms + 1 BigHouse Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/month selling for 15 million Call: 081 244 6970. Restaurant –An opportunity to purchase Pattaya only original 50’s diner, complete with one of the largest collections of 1950’s memorabilia. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Laundry – This busy laundry located in central Pattaya has been fitted out to the highest of standards and is priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year LeasAbsolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2018 Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. We have a stunning boutique Hotel for sale (freehold) for 19.9 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP. Only the real estate is already worth more than this!!!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E- mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. Hotel for sale (freehold) for 39 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP, 34 rooms!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E- mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 rai with condo permit 15 million 081 576 0035 craigrhodes@csloxinfo.com Cafe - Bar for Sale! Najomtien, on Beach Rd.,Next to LoongWai Sea food Restaurant, 32 Seater: Opp. Ocean, 3 floors can reside/ sublet etc. Rent paid till end June 2010, sell for set up costs !! ill health forced!! 350,000 baht ONO! phone Eng: 084 351 0702 or Thai: 080 996 0983 www.michael.wishart@ tech2u.com.au Resort Wanted. Na Jomtien. We have a potential buyer looking for investment in Na Jomtien close to the beach. Contact Olaf Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com

Ice Cream Parlour in busy Pattaya shopping mall. Low rent, No key money. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Mini Mart with Apartments to rent. Well established in good location. Good net profits. Contact Olaf Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Pattaya Go-Go bar, on busy Soi close to the beach. Recently refurbished, 300 square meters. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Massage Parlous, Busy location Central Pattaya. 250,000 Baht for quick sale. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com

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House for sale The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. 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 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 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. 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.

Condo 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. Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ 53sqm for 3 Million Baht discounted from 3.9M and 83sqm for 4 Million Baht discounted from 5.7! Together for 6.75 Million Baht. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 25 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. 226 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 a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht)

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Huge House for sale in Naklua area. Very close to sanctuary of truth. Located in a nice and quiet villag. 213 Talangwah with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 separate living room, 2 separate dining room, 2 kitchen, 1 dirty kitchen, 1 laundry room, 1 storage room, 9 air-conditioned. Private swimming pool, beautiful landscape garden, UBC, internet, water pump, For quick sale at 13 million baht. Call 089 607 9850. (ptm-j0309) Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 4.8 million Tel. 081 153 2422. (ptm-c0109)Bargain Opportunity. Luxury Bungalow Completed January 2007. Good location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, aircon, etc. 24 hours security. Cost 4 million baht will sell for 2.9 million baht. Parking several cars. Tel. Thai 089 669 1507, Tel. English 085 934 5411. (ptmhs-r0409)House for Sale in Pattaya with Lovely Sea View, 300 metres from beach, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool. 332tw land, A/C throughout. 25 million baht (buy direct from owner) 087 833 1719, sales@pattaya housebuilders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, doublegarage. On 720 sqm land. THB 3,700,000. 20 km South of Pattaya, off Sukhumvit Rd., Tel. 038 436 998 Thai/Eng/ German (ptmhs-c1109)Rayong Klaang Peace full country house and small fruit farm providing income if needed, house with three bedrooms all with bathroom, upper terrace, large swimming pool, chalet, garage work shop, fishing, hundred mature trees and palms, much money spent over years all on 8.5 rai. All paper work included, still a little work, must be seen, REAL BARGAIN AT 4.5 MILLION BAHT Contact: English/Thai 081 154 1579.

(ptmhs-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2 bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool, sala, garden, 4 airconditioners,UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hispeed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085 120 1414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai Mock-up 2-storey townhouse units for sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (down the corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/2 large balcony, large parking space, Land size 80 sqm. ,living space 125 sqm. Great opportunity to be completed on Your own taste. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Sale only B.1.5mil. per unit - rent long term B10,000/month. CALL 038 413 551 (office hours) 087 132 5600(Thai) / 081 940 6806 (Eng) Beautiful Spacious 166sqm 3 bedroom House. Location in a quality community, with 24 hour security Only minutes to Jomtein Beach, Restaurants , and Shopping. Decorated and furnished to an exceptional high standard. Lovely private swimming pool & secured car garage. High end Euro kitchen & quality. A Gorgeous Home at a Bargain price of only 11.9 mb. Email: info@ pattayaoceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty. com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. French Style Town House Freshly painted , nice window shutters,2 bedroom 3 bathroom Air Conditioned. Very quiet secured area in South Pattaya, Some furniture included in sale. Only 3mb Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattaya oceanproperty.com Magnificent Homes for Sale Located only minutes to Jomtein beach Rare opportunity to own a luxury home built to your specifications 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom homes From 5.9 mb. Email: info@pattayocean property.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. 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 or 081 357 7491.

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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 pr 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 12 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beautiful Family House Very spacious house in Soi Siam Country Club, with big swimming pool in well kept garden. 3 Beds,3 baths and large lounge. Quality furnished throughout, European kitchen, high security alarm system and electric gate (only 800 meters from Sukhumvit Road) Don’t miss this one!! Call now at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. HS1311: This 2 bedroom property is located in East Pattaya on 280sqm of land. European kitchen and fully furnished, A/C, communal swimming pool. Just been reduced to 2.75million!! This

is a bargain so what are you waiting for?? Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1309: This property has just been placed on the market. The property is located in north Pattaya and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished and a brand new modern European kitchen with all appliances, 180sqm living space inclusive of 4 A/C. Priced at 4.2 million for city living Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1305: This property is located in Greenfield villas 1 and is an absolute bargain!! It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full A/C and full furniture and Euro kitchen, land size of 444sqm located on a corner plot Priced at 4.99 million. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1066: This single storey property has just come available located in east Pattaya. The property sits on 280sqm land, 180sqm of living space, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, fully furnished, A/C and has just recently been painted inside and outside. Priced at 3.25 million!!! Nice house, nice price. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931, 087 021 7014 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com


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House 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. 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 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 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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% Downpayment! Six year Mortgage! 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 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. 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 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! We now have a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom (125 TLW) house discounted from 15 to 12.9 Million Baht! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style home right in the heart of Jomtien. 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

Classified 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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 14.9 Million Baht unfurnished now discounted to 12.9 Million Baht including new high end furniture. 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 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 Situated local to the ISR, furnished, quiet location but close to main routes to Bangkok & Pattaya. 3 double bedrooms c/w fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, large lounge & dinning area, European kitchen, Full AC, swimming pool c/w jacuzzi set in a well laid out private garden, total area 145sqw/580sqm. 6M Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Exclusive luxury two bedroom house in Jomtien park villa with luxury pool with Jacuzzi in tropical garden, high specification European kitchen, open plan lounge 11.8 Million, Tel. 038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Brand New Two Bedroom House at East Pattaya Knock Down Price: For QUICK SALE!!! A fantastic opportunity for first time buyers or investors seeking a property at an affordable price. Newly constructed home in company name, enjoy your lifestyle. Make your dream come true!!!! 1.99 Million Tel.038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai)

European Place House for sale/rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Royal Park Rung Ruang for sale in Jomtien area 332 sqm. Have 2 storeys, 2 beds, 3 baths, and living room, A/C, fully furnished big terrace with huge swimming pool and garden. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds ,2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool , 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

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(ptmhr-0709) Newly Renovated Shop House Na Jomtien, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Part Furnished, Aircons thoughout, Electric Garage. Great Ocean Views 100 Meters from the beach 14,000 baht/month Phone: 087 013 5770. (ptmhr-n0009)A Beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill near Cosy Beach Hotel. 2 bedrooms & 4 bedrooms, Fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Communal pool. 25,000 baht & 28,000 baht / month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. Ptmhr-n0009) A beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 5. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro kitchen, Private Pool, Garden. 50,000 baht/ month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n0009)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro-kitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 30,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.


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(ptmhr-r0609)2 Storey, 3 Bedroom (En-suite 1), 3 Bathroom, fully furnish, with satellite at Panchan Spa Resort, the way to Rayong. Price 25,00040,000 short, long term. Ph. 087 039 9784 Wan or 081 833 5489 Sanoon. (ptmhr-a0109)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/months. Contact 084 164 8872. (ptmhr-a0109)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 084 164 8872. (ptfm-c1009) House for rent, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669. (pthr-p1109) Centrally located big bungalow (near x-Zyte disco) 3 beds, 2 bath, 65 sqm living, furnished, Euro kitchen, 2 TV, big terrace, washing machine, 18,000/ month long term. Call 083 586 9361. Mock-up 2-storey townhouse units for sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (down the corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/ kitchen/2 large balcony, large parking space, Land size 80 sqm. ,living space 125 sqm. Great opportunity to be completed on Your own taste. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Sale only B.1.5mil. per unit - rent long term B10,000/month. CALL 038 413 551 (office hours) 087 132 5600 (Thai) / 081 940 6806 (Eng) Newly Renovated Farang Owner Townhouse for Rent. Convenient location at Pattaya Tai, 3 bedrooms 2 bahtrooms, big living room and kitchen, with balcony and car park, fully furnished. Interested please call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmhr-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all

ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool, sala, garden, 4 airconditioners, UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hispeed internet, 24hr security. House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 0851201414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970. Lovely 3 Bedroom Furnished Home with enclosed garden & lawn areas. Very quiet secured villiage with Communal Pool. Situated only one minute to Pattaya/Bangkok hwy near crocodile farm 22,000 pm Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 086 1425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com House for Rent in Sth Pattaya. Nice clean House.2 Bedrooms with Balconies. Security System, Washing Machine A/C and off street parking. 18,000 Baht per monthMinimum-6 months. Email: info@pattayaoceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Very nice 3 bedroom house located in a very quiet small secure village in South Pattaya Only a few minutes To Sukumvit Hwy & Carrefour 25,000 pm. Email: info@pattayaocean property.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 158 0065. Beautiful 3 Bedroom Pool Villa with private pool. 3 minutes to secluded Beach. Located in Na Jomtein Only 1 minute to Sukumvit Hwy, Fully furnished 70,000 pm Email: info@pattay oceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. HR1216: This property is located in Royal Park Jomtien. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. With full use of communal swimming pool. Very good location for local transport and shopping in Jomtien! What more can you ask for??? 30,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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HR1209: This large townhouse has just come available in east Pattaya. It has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, cable TV Priced at 15,000 p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1212: If you are looking for a bargain and quiet and a small development then this is the property for you!! This single storey house has 2 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with a nice outside shaded area. Hurry before this one goes too! 12,000P/M Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1211: This single storey bungalow has just been listed with us and is located in Soi Khao noi in east Pattaya. Very close to the city and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, thai style kitchen, full furniture and A/C included. Nice small garden. if you are looking for a small price to pay each month then here it is! 15,000 p/m.Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1210: This property is located in east Pattaya in a nice quiet development. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c. Average size garden area with sala area. only 20, 000bht p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1035: This house has just recently been vacated and is located in east Pattaya. Since the previous tenant the property has been painted inside and outside! It consists of 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. Priced very reasonable for this size house at 25,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1115: This property is located in East Pattaya and has just come back on the market. It is a single storey bungalow inclusive of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Euro kitchen, fully furnished to a high standard in a nice communal development. Priced at only 22,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1215: This property is located in East Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with a nice size garden and private swimming pool! This property has a living area of 200sqm. Nice size for a family home. Priced at only35,000 p/m You must view this to appreciate! Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com

HR1153: This property is located in east Pattaya in SP 5 village. Nice large new development with excellent family facilities. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 45,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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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 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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 New 2 storey shop house units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living

space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS European Place House for sale/rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds , 2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool, 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House at Jomtien beach for rent 400 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds, 3 baths, living room, Fully furnished and European kitchen and parking. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House for rent on Jomtien. 500 meters from the beach, 3 beds, 2 baths, living room, European kitchen, beutifull furnished, swimming pool. Area 350 sqm. In the garden. 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964.


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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. Daily rent 390 baht with aircon. Call 089 938 6022. (ptrr-p0509) Siam Wave Hotel near Jomtien, A/C, Swimming Pool, Internet, Cable TV. 5,000 bht/month Call 084 867 4635. (ptar-n0809) At Jomtien lovely 2 bed condo, all new, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kitchen, washing machine, free internet, long term 10,000 baht, Studio 8,000 baht. Tel 080 014 1844 (Thai) 087 137 9446 (Eng), thaigerryproperties@ gmail.com (ptrr-u1609) Thonglor Tower at Bangkok soi 18, 14th floor, 1 bed, fully furnished, 50 sqm. 15,000 baht/ month call 084 867 4635, 087 915 3681 email.: unley@mail.ru (ptar-t1009)Carina Mansion with Dip Pool and Steam Sauna. Large fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment in East Pattaya. Airconed, all rooms HI SPEED WIFI enabled. Very Clean and Quiet. For more info, plse visit www.carinaapartment.com Only 6,000 Baht/mth or 500 baht/day Mobile: 081 829 2285. One bedroom Beautifully Furnished Apartment. Air Conditioned. Very Quiet Area in Sth Pattaya Close to Sukumvit HWY and 3 minutes To Carrefour Shopping. 20,000 Baht per monthLong term. Email: info@ pattayaoceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719.

(pthr-ch1009)Tiya’s Bungalows near South Pattaya Road. Traditional Thai style in wood, 1 room + shower room. 6,000/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. (pthr-ch1009)3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669.

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(pta-n2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quite and

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Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. Very Busy Laundry with Rental Rooms and Accommodation for owner and staff. Excellent Lacation Central. Longterm Lease 1.5 Mil, Rent Paid til March 2010. Call 083 587 5877 or 038 720 243. Tiya’s Place Jomtien Beach Road, near Soi 12. Large studio apartments. 10,000/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1085

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Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 8th Floor, Studio S3 Building, Fully Furnished, Kitchenette, Fridge, LCD TV, etc. Very Popular Complex Only 200 Meters from Beach, Good Value 890,000 BHT. (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 : info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 800 meters to beach 30sqm 4th floor big balcony for lovely view, Built in wardpopes, Kitchen, A/C Ceiling fans, Fully furnished, Fridge, TV, DVD, Safety box, Expensive wood flour, All this for only 790,000 BT. Freehold (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 : info@pacpattaya.com

Royal Beach Condominium 200 Metres From Cozy Beach Pratumnak. 38 sqm 9th floor studio, beautifully renovated with quality furniture, LCD TV and more. Nice balcony for beautiful sea views. A lovely room in a prestige area. Fantastic bargain 1.3 mil. 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: info@pacpattaya.com Spanish Place (Sukhumvit Road) 32 sqm. 4th floor Corner Studio, Original Empty Room. Building Now Being Refurbished Be Quick Only 690,000 bht ( 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: info@pacpattaya.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 Rimhad Condominium A1 Building, 100 Meters to Jomtien Beach, 15th Floor, 32 sqm., Renovated with Furniture A/C, Ideal for letting, Great Location for Taxis, Buses etc. Only 1,150,000 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: info@pacpattaya.com View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (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

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Absolute Bargain only 200 meters from best beach, A 42sqm studio 4th floor huse balcony for Pattaya Park and sea view, Beautifully Renovated with big euro kitchen with watching furniture, New A/C, Big Screen LCD TV. This is a Real Show piece really must be seen only 1.3 Mill Baht freehold (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: info@pacpattaya.com Angket Condominium 500 meters to Jomtien Beach, 45 sqm. Corner studio, 2 big balconies. For sea view, refurbished with new furniture, LCD big screen TV, Kitchen, fridge, freezer, everything new. The building is now being refurbished and this room represents excellent value for money real bargain only 1.5 mil baht. 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: info@pacpattaya.com New Angket 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: info@pacpattaya.com

Baan Ampur 15 mins from Pattaya, 100 Meters from lovely Beach, 38 sqm. studio with Beautiful view of the Island, Completely refurbished to high standard with Euro kitchen and matching furniture. Really must be view 1.2 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: info@pacpattaya.com Holiday Condoview 200 meters from Dongtan beach, 52 sqm. studio 5th floor, Huge balcony for sea view and over looking swimming pool, in need of refurbishment, has build in wardrobe and kitchen. Absolutely give away price in a lovely quiet location be very quick only 1.2 mil baht, also another on 3rd floor at 1.1 mil baht. Both on 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: info@pacpattaya.com (ptmcs-pa1109) Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 3rd floor. Studio S1 Building, Fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Very Popular Complex. Only 50 meters from beach, Good Value 1. 25 Million Baht (In foreign name) ONO for more information Please call: 086 001 6814Thai or 086 838 7674 English Email: paulasquith@ymail.com


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(ptmcs-g0809)Condo Baan Suan Lalana. 42 Sqm., Top Floor, Nice Views, Fully Refurbish, 1 million Baht Call 087 901 5229, 084 105 4533. (ptmcs-p1009)Cheapest Condo for Sale in Pattaya! 76sqm. only 2.32mil.completely furnished with LCD 42’ nice sea view 1 min. walk to beach @ Jomtien Call.: 081 933 2240 ask pictures pitipity@hotmail.com (ptcs-JM1109) NorthShore. Cheapest Condo Ever in NorthShore, 5.5 Million, 80 sq. metre, north facing, fully furnished to high standard Call 085 112 7643. (ptcs-s1309) Rare opportunity, 1 bedroom condo, 50sqm, fully fitted European kitchen,Open plan lounge dining area, 2 balconies, comes completely furnished with air-cons, roof top pool, can be bought in farang name, prime location off Beach Road sea front: 3.9 million with the added bonus of a leasehold ground floor art gallery/gift shop, 300,000 baht. If want S.A.V. call Tony 089 512 9325. Condo 30 sqm Studio Very good Central Location in South Pattaya, Quite complex with communal pool, Foreign Ownership Bargain price for quick sale 695,000 Baht (Eng) 081 1580 065 (Thai) 086 142 5709 www.pattayaocean property.com Email: info@ pattayaoceanproperty.com Superb 188 sqm condo With expansive views over Pattaya Bay & Jomtein Centrally located only a few minutes to Carrefour Rare opportunity to purchase a 20th floor Penthouse at such a bargain price 10.9 mb Email: info@pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. Luxury 113 sqm one bed Condo On 17th floor of new apartment building in Central Pattaya Superbly fitted out with luxury Kitchen & bathroom 6.6 mb Email: info@pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065. Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850.

(ptmcs-j0909)Royal Green Area, Khao Pratamnak Rd. 60 sq.m. living room, 30 sq.m. bedroom. 3 condos together 90 sq.m., turn into one big apartment. Fully furnished, beautiful seaview. 200 meters from beach (up great area). 8th floor, 3 bathrooms, car parking, 24 hours security, cable, key card entry. Foreign name. 3.5 mil. baht. Tel: 080 638 2240 or 085 6975060. (ptmcs-g0109)Baan Suan Lalana, top floor, nice views, totally refurbed, nice condo – Foreign owner. 1.250 M. 087 901 5229/084 105 4533. (ptmcs-g1209)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, pitipity@hotmail.com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/ viewtalay (ptmcs-n0509)Brand New 53sqm, Sea View, 50 m. to Private Beach, 10th floor, Studio, for 5.2 MB, All inclusive! (NorthPoint) Tel. +66 829 726 335,+79 145 447 742. ptm-L0909)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia.. 48 sq meter studio unit, high floor, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 (25th floor) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.4 Million Baht. Gary 089 544 0634 or e-mail: hovelots@hotmail. com. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (pta-r0008)Condo 80 SQM. in Nova Atrium. Brand New. Furnished and decorated in high standard. 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom, 1 big living room with European kitchen bar open. TV, LCD, 2 aircon Daikin. Furniture (Decorum), big terrace. 5 min. away walking “Carrefour” and “Big C”. In new condo with huge swimming pool in tropical garden, fitness room, internet and etc. FIRE SALE. 4 million baht. T. 081 863 1076.

Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 3rd floor. Studio S1 Building, Fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Very Popular Complex. Only 50 meters from beach, Good Value 1. 25 Million Baht (In foreign name) ONO for more information Please

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(pta-r0008)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 41,000 baht/sqm. 29.9 Million Baht. Tel. 081 863 1076. http:// pattayabeachviewcondo.com (ptmcs-tw0909) 1 Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Air, Pool, Gym, Shop, Built-ins, Nirun Condo 1,295,000 Phone 084 868 1088. (ptmcs-n1109) Free rent up to 6 months. Condo 77sqm. Wong Amat, corner balcony, Kit/Liv; bed/Vanity room. Dual entrance, shower/toilet, suit mixed gender, F/Furnished, INT/UBC . 3 ML Tel.: Englisg 082 218 7903, Tukata 085 279 79 28 e-mail: The_ cestrian@hotmail.co.uk (ptfcs-a1009) Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo. Across Beach 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Two Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. A/C. Free Cable. Near Soi 5 Immig. B1.29M Photos: email: Tayamaanpalms@yahoo. com English: 083 294 0240 038 233 887. (ptcs-r1109) Baan Suan Lalana Jomtien One Bedroom Corner Condo for Sale. Two Balconies Overlooking Pool and Gardens, Fitted Bedroom, Wardrobes, Euro Kitchen with Oven, separates Lounge, New bathroom, 800 meter from Beach. 1.95 mil. ONO. To view call Robie 089 249 7060/ 085 276 4556. 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. For only 1.3 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 air-cons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang 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 or 081 357 7491.

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Condo on Wongamat Beach Great unobstructed sea views to Koh Larn, Spaciously set out in 163 sqm. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 14 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach, Sea views face to Laem Chabang ,Spaciously set out in 125 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For suick sale @ 8.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Condo on Wongamat Beach Condo for sale 125 sqm., 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, big living room, European kitchen and decorated and furnished throughout Very quiet location with all condo facilities. For quick sale @ 7.5 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Beach House (situated in the garden of a good condo development)Wongamat Beach (Immediate Beachfront) 250 sqm. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, modern style kitchen with washing machine and dryer, all sports facilities inc. Swimming pool / tennis and car parking etc.A private house with all the facilities of a condo set in a well kept private garden. Bangkok owner wants to sell quickly. (This area commands a selling price of over 26 Million Baht) Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. CR1134: This property is located on the 5th floor of Nova Mirage C building and is a corner unit. It is a 90sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished, European kitchen, A/C, and a nice size TV. Tenant just moved out and is ready to move in.Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1201: This 2 bedroom apartment is located in the new TW Tower in the center of town with fantastic views of the city. Complete with full furniture, European kitchens, full A/C, 95sqm. Nice communal facilities in this new building. Only 40,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1217: Outstanding 3 bed apartment located in the Royal Cliff Garden with great sea views, modernly furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C and living space of 179sqm. This is by far one of the best condominiums in Pattaya! 70,000 P/M call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1215: Newly finished city gardens in central Pattaya two 2 bedroom apartments up for grabs?? 80Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great views. City living at only 34,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1053: You’re looking for city living very close to the action?? Look no further. We have a 1 bedroom available in central Pattaya!! Fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. FREE WI-FI internet and Priced at 20,000p/m for 12 month contract. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com


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CR1214: You’re working in Pattaya and looking for the ideal 2 bedroom apartment with great views?? I have got it!! Fully furnished, internet available, European kitchen, full A/C, 164sqm living space!! 40,000 Per month call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR0388: View Talay 1 bedroom unit available for short and long term located on the 6th floor, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 22,000p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: This unit has just come available again and is located very close to Walking Street!! It is a 1 bedroom of 51sqm, modern furniture, European kitchen, Wi-Fi internet and fantastic roof top terrace and swimming pool. A must to view 25.000 per month!!! Call for more info before it’s too late!! 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -723 601 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: theavenueresidence@hotmail.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, Email: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: novamiragecondo@ yahoo.com 1 Bed Appartment in Avenue Residence soi 15 ready to move in end of this year. Corner unit overlooking pool 3 mil. Foreign Ownership Call 083 587 5877. 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ 53sqm for 3 Million Baht discounted from 3.9M and 83sqm for 4 Million Baht discounted from 5.7! Together for 6.75 Million Baht. Call Jan at 087 021 3170.

Classified EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘B’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 25 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Splendid investment opportunity! For sale TipCondo 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 TopCorner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! Supurb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) 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, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! 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

Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht) 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 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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 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: premier@ loxinfo.co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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

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INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments.. 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 Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 9.9 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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 Sea views. 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 Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few re-sales on very high floors for 110,000 THB/SQM. 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 Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few re-sales on very high floors for 110,000 THB/SQM. 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 Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio , New Furniture design. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet 1.8 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789. Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio stuit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet wifi modem. 2.6 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium Beach front building 2 bedrrom, 2 bath Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet. Swimming pool,Fitness room. 4.9 Million Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room 2.95 Million. Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com


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Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 bath 4.2 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 bath Shell unit. 3.85 Million Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Fully furnished, 3.5 Million Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 96 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Fully furnished, 4.4 Million Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.com Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Seaview Condo 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Low dues. Free Cable.Near Immig. Post Office. Private Sale. Foreign name. B1.29M. English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. PRICE REDUCED: Baan Suan Lalana Lowest Priced 84 SQM in Foreign Name Sale Priced: 2,100,000 Baht Covered Parking, Near Communal Pool. Tennis Courts. Building C-1. Double wide Balcony. Just Remodeled 50/50 on Transfer Fees CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS 17th Floor Direct Oceanfront View Talay 7 (Jomtien) 86 sqm; Empty Shell on the 17th Floor. 50% now and balance upon completion of building. Jomtien Side Foreign name. Priced at: 6,900,000 Baht. Due for Completion in Early 2010 (no busy road to cross) just walk out direct to the beach in front. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS

Very Nice & Affordable Price!!! Furnished Studio for Sale. Special price in Nirun Grand Ville Condo, this 37 sqm. Studio on the 14th. Floor is offered at an absolutely knockdown price by the owner... a great opportunity to purchase at a bargain price and live in the heart of pattaya. 1.25 Million Call now 038 723 995 www.property-in-pattaya.com Northpoint - Two Bedroom Unit On Hight Floor In South Tower This is a superbly located , two bedroom unit South Tower at Northpoint, prime beachfront. The finished properties boast European kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, top-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, , gorgeous swimming pools, lovely beachfront, sea views. Ref Code: NTPT0006 Sale Price 15,000,000 THB Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-inpattaya.com Jomtien Majestic. Must be sold quickly a beautiful 30sqm. Studio just been renovated to high standard. Including kitchen, fully furnish. Must See! Reduced to 770,000 bht. In foreigners name, returning to UK. Private Sale. Call now 087 139 1539 and 087 139 1570. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale on Pratumnak hill. Stunning sea view, 127 sqm., 2 beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, furnished. Special price at 5,500,000 baht. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished , swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964.

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Here the waves at a 150 m2 Anaya Ocean front 2 bedroom luxury condo. Foreign Ownership at 15,000,000 bht. 230 meters, yes 230 meters infinity pool in case you like to swim long distances. 3rd floor 30 meters to the waves with great privacy, ocean sunsets, security, and maintenance in a truly ultimate setting. Also 30 condos at Nova Mirage and Nova Atrium less than 2 years old from1,600,000 bht which will net an 8% rental return. A new 2 bedroom 75m2 condo at The Urban for 4,900,000 under foreign ownership on floor 7. A 54 m2 studio at Jomtien Plaza for 3,100,00 under foreign ownership on floor 13. Brokers are welcome. Call 081 001 0820 or email lonballard@live.com for photos.

Condo for Rent

Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmcr-0109)Royal Park Luxury Apartments, 2 luxury Penthouses for rent short term. Private rooftop swimming pool. 30,000 & 35,000 per month. Check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com, call 086 111 7414. (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 5670 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (pta-2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com

(ptm-n0009) Condo for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 4, 80 sqm., 1 Bedroom, 1 Living room, Fully Furnished. 12,000 baht/month. Phone: 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920. 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 12,000/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 Majestic Jomtien, 800 Meters from Beach, 32 sqm, 1st floor, big balcony, fully furnished, TV, fridge. Just been renovated. Lovely room. Only 6,500 baht per month. Call Pin 087 150 4845. 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: info@pacpattaya.com Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, 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: 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, 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: info@pacpattaya.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 9-Karat 12th floor near Carrefour. 32m2 Fully Furnished 7,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht/ Month, LCD TV, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. 30 % Discount on Daily Rates. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: novapark@loxinfo.co.th, 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, Email : novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1067: This property is located on the top floor of Moonlight hill in the Pratamnak area. It is a 115sqm 1 bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and has some great views, ADSL available and saterlite TV Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1202: 2 Bedroom apartment located in Naklua area has just recently come available in Ananya, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 150sqm, great sea views and inclusive of ADSL at only 60,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1200: Just recently come available 2 bedroom apartments located in Pratamnak with fantastic views of Koh Larn island. All complete with full furniture, European kitchens, Free Internet.200sqm and your own private elevator to the apartment!! Only 50,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouses, SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 50,000 P/M view http://www. pattaya-property.biz/index.asp to view pictures or call 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1196: 1 bedroom apartment for rent located in S2 Jomtien Beach on the 9th floor with 68Sq m, Euro kitchen, modern furniture, A/C and some great sea views only 18,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com

CR1192: Studio apartment located in Jomtien close to the beach, short & long term, fully furnished, internet, big TV, brand new renovation, very large communal pool with great Price at 15,000 P/M calls 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1101: Studio apartment located in View Talay 2 on the 12th floor, Pattaya side, and 37 sq, m fully furnished to a high standard inclusive of euro kitchen. Priced at 12,000p/m for 12 month contract. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1176: Studio apartments located in Pratamnak, short and long term, fully furnished, internet available for 6 months lease, European kitchen and full A/C. 14,000 Per month call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1133: Newly renovated in Nova Mirage a studio apartment of 44sqm, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Internet available, 42’’ LCD. All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 15,000p/m and short term available. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: This unit has just come available again and is located very close to Walking Street!! It is a 1 bedroom of 51sqm, modern furniture, European kitchen, WiFi internet and fantastic roof top terrace and swimming pool. A must to view 22,500 per month!!! Call for more info before it’s too late!! 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com Studio 46 Sqm, Modern Furnishings, roof top pool. 2 mins. to Nth Pattaya Beach. Nice view, comfortable living. 23,000 Pm. Tel.: 086 142 5719 (Thai), 081 158 0065 (Eng.) www.pattayaoceanproperty.com (Ref.POP 1080)


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Studio Condo 32 sqm.Central Pattaya. Fully furnished Air conditioned, Quiet area, communal pool. Only 15,000 baht per month minimum 6 months. Email: info@pattayaoceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Great 2 bed, 2 bath condo Only 2 minutes to Carrefour 7th floor corner unit with lovely views, fully furnished Absolute Bargain at 23,000 pm Or sale at 3.9 mb E-mail: info@pattayoceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. 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 or 081 357 7491.

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 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.

Classified Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 80,000 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: premier@ loxinfo.co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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. This is just one of our many units available in NORTHSHORE 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 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Fax: (038) 374535 Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,000 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: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! 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 or for sale for 7.5 Million Baht! 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th 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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Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/ Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. A.D. Condominium Penthouse studios room. Communal swimming pool, 24 Hr Security. Quick sale 1.3 Million Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio, 44sq m Brand New Furniture. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet. Baht 15,000/Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio, sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room. 15,000/Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Wong Amat Beach Luxury studio unit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet ,wifi modem. 16,000/ Month Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio ,LCD T.V. and Refrigerator, Internet cable line in charge 12,000/Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium BeachFront building 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet..Swimming pool, Fitness room. 28,000/Month Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury Penthouse,2 Floors, Sea view unit.1 bedroom and 2 bath. LCD T.V. European kitchen, Internet wifi modem. 23,000/ Month Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com View Talay Villas home 1 bedroom and 1 unsuited bathroom plus private swimming pool, 45,000 baht per month short term and 40,000 long term 6-12 months. Also have a. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS

Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Pattaya side. Seaview Condo. 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. B8,500 monthly English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished , swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for rent on Pratumnak Hill Jomtien, 120 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, full A/C, 5 minutes to the beach. Special price 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964.

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(ptmls-n0009) Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364. Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 baht Tel. 081 576 0035. Email: countryproperty@ loxinfo.co.th, www.country propertyservices.net BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email: countryproperty@loxinfo.co.th, www.countrypropertyservices.net LS1020: a fair size plot of land at 672sqm surrounded by other houses already, electric, water available, road frontage all around. Priced at 3.5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com

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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. (ptls-n0809)Land for sale on south pattaya, 319 sq. wah, between Suksabai Villa and Soi Kophi, 17,000 baht /wah. Please call 087 132 3765 (English) 087 743 0831 (Thai) email.: norriemiddleton@hotmail.com Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 million per rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, 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 or 081 357 7491. 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 for viewing. Land for Sale. Beach front, in Baan Chang area, 3-4 Rai per plot, price started from 5 Million Baht only. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Land for Sale. 2 Rai in soi Wat Yan ( Budha Mountain ), 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, we’re selling it for only 2 Million Baht. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th

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- 038 231 931 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 081 634 2915 Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th 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- 038 231 931 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 treesabsolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buycall 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

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Fax: (038) 374535 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 premier@loxinfo.co.th 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 Sea and Mountain views from 300,000 thb Call 081 576 0035 www.countrypropertyservices.net BangSaray Land only few minutes to Beach and Shopping, Land filled 2 years previous and now ready for construction of Villiage or Resort etc. 15 Rai available 37.5 mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com Jomtein Land nearly One Rai, Only 500 metres to Beach. Beautiful flat block with made road on three sides. 15mb Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 0861 425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com

Services Provided

(ptmsp-j1109) Translations : Eng-Russian; Text s, Menus, Signs Call 083 587 5005 Julia (ptmsp-g0109)Travel Visas from 10,000 B. Translations 175 Bht/ page. 084 105 4533. (ptmsp-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-p2208)Meditation: Learn how to get beyond the “thinking” mind into a state of conscious relaxation and stress reduction. Tel. 081 945 7241. (ptmsp-vp0109)Visas Plus – births, marriage, certified translations, passport renewal, English first language, 038 757 527, 087 804 3943. Next door British Consulate Jomtien Soi 5. Lloyds Co., Ltd. (pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885. We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations - Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattaya oceanpropperty.com, E-mail info@pattayaoceanproperty.com (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptmsp-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.

(ptmsp-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) (ptmsp-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.knowledge@gmail. 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) 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


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(ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/recushion, etc. Bought and sold/ profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)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.

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(ptm-p0509)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-p0509)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) WE SELLGOING 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

Job Wanted

Im a Filipina Looking for a Job as a nanny or housekeeper full time or part time around Pattaya or Bangkok, pls. call at 084 561 2566. We are moving and therefore our maid, who has been working for us the last 3 years, is now available. She’s very reliable, works hard and shows own initiative. She can cook both western and Thai food and she’s excellent with children. We can strongly recommend her. She prefers to work in Naklua area. For further info, please contact: Lisa 086 143 2 895.

Job Vacancies

(ptmjv-m1109)Doing Business Thailand Legal Office in Pattaya looking for qualified experience Lawyer male or female. We offer great salary and benefits. Contact us 088 011 0124 Mindaugas or send resume to mindaugas@ renephilippe.com Mirage Real Estate opens up a second office up at Big C, Pattaya Nua, we requiring an admin person, must have a good command of English and some basic IT skills. Please call: 038-367414 or email aelwyn@hotmail.com

Established Real Estate company is looking for a admin/sales person, computer and English speaking is necessary. Call: 038-367414 or email aelwyn@hotmail.com www.mirage-real-estate.com Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. Experienced sales/marketing person wanted A long established hotel and serviced apartment company is looking for an experienced sales/marketing person with good computer and English skills. Please send resume and expected salary to: scan_tours@ yahoo.com UPVC Thai sales person wanted. call 038-378302 for interview. We need a responsible person to oversee our kitchen as well as sharing in the regular cooking activities. English is appreciated but not essential. Call Aniruth 081-817-0170 or E-Mail rsvp@ greatrib.com English or Thai speaking Plummer, Electrician, Roof tiler wanted, Phone 089 058 4509. 5 young ladies to train as good maebaan/ cooks in good quality English and Thai. Household Ta Praya Area, Sakeaw. No experience necessary, 3 months start 1,000 as weekly + full Phone Eng 089 058 4509 Thai 084 958 6569.

We are a property development company now urgently!! Looking fr Foreigner Sale Manager, who has experience in real estate business, Sale Exclusive, and Assistant of Marketing. Male or Female, Thai nationality, Excellent in English language and good command of computer skill. Contact : nana@ heights-holdings.com or 038 364 877. I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239. Required for Restaurant in Pattaya. Russian speaking PR person and Hostess, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com Required for travel Agency in Pattaya. English speaking ticketing person, must have knowledge for computer ticketing, such as Amedeus, Galileo or something similar, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@gmail.com Required Sales Person for Light Fitting Showroom. English speaking Sales Manager fro Light Fitting Showroom, must have interior designing knowledge, good salary and commissions for theright candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to 779grover@ gmail.com


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Job Vacancies

MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41. Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager.Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai. Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal (ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/ college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya. We are regularly looking for qualified and experienced Native Instructors of all major languages for both inhouse and corporate training in Pattaya and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV/resume and details to: prolanguage. recruitment@gmail.com 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-ItalianFrench-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 Internet Company is looking for a telesales, administrative officier, age 20/35. Education : college or university. Sales-driven, selfmotiveated and well organized. Computer literacy such as word, excel and PowerPoint. Familiar with telesales, any experience about selling advertising space on the internet is welcome 9.00 till 17.00 (4 or 5 days a week only) Good salary plus commissions. Information 082 493 8526. We are a property development company. Urgently, looking for Accountant staff/ Male/Female, Thai nationality. Qualifications: must have knowledge in accounting taxation, good command in speaking and reading English Contact: Please send CV to pui@heights-holdings.com Tel 038 364 877. Heights Holdings Co.,Ltd. Is a real estate development company focusing on luxury residential development. We are now looking for Foreigner Sale Manager who has experience in real estate business. Please submit your resume with full details of qualifications, experience, portfolio current & expected salary. Call 038 364 877 Email nana@heights-holdings.com or Ticha@heights-holding.com We are property development company. Urgently, looking for Accounting Officer. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Good knowledge in tax accounting program quick book and Express etc. Must have good command of English Please Contact : Pui@ heights-holdings.com Tel.: 087 150 2801. Maid for Condominium. I am 30 years old. I live in Thailand 7 years and speak Thai. I am looking for a lady age 18-30 take care my condominium on 26th floor. Pattaya Beach road soi 9. This job is open to Thais and other nationalities. Salary is 40,000 baht every month. I can pay you every day. Harry 086 109 5020.

Classified We require a Sales Person / Office Administrator for our Real Estate sales office.Applicant must be a Thai national and speak English with computer skills. Experience in real estate is preferred but not essential. Great salary plus commission. Contact 084 866 6010. Volunteer Work Permit available. If you don’t mind volunteering 6hrs. a week, you can live in Thailand free of charge and hassle. call 085 388 1577 email: jdlsimons@yahoo.com (ptjvf-gk1109)Part time maid wanted for cleaning and dusting private house in Naklua. Must be reliable, 3 days a week, 4 hr. in the morning. Need to speak some English. Tel: 084 350 7345. (ptjvf-w1109)Seeking two(2) Ebay Power Sellers having minimum 3 years experience with ebay store online sales of perfume/cosmetics/skincare USA/ EU genuine products at discount prices. Must speak & write Thai & English be versed in PC skills, excel, Upload, etc. Send resume w/recent photo & salary desired, references contact tel n email to: arosatradehk@yahoo.com Wanted an Administration Secretary Must have good command, in written and Spoken Thai, must have knowledge in Taxs, Visa, Workpermit,Social Security. Must have knowledge in some Accounting, Banking. Work in Pattaya. Good Salary to the right candidate. Interested send CV to 779grover@gmail. com or call 081 949 8702 for an Interview Office Secretary required. Thai national, must have computer skills, speak,read,write English. Please send applications info@ planpacgroup.com Global Solidor Real Estate and Insurance Broker needs 2 office staffs, Thai Female with basic English and good computer skill, full time working, attractive salary, call 082 469 5556 - 57 or E-mail aum@global-solidor.com Car Rental Company needs Driver/Motor Bike Mechanic with valid driving license capable of driving around Pattaya + Bangkok. Please Contact 038 231 694 or 081 996 8915.

Travel

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

Vehicles for Sale

Ford Ranger Pick up 4 doors 4x4, Must be sold quickly!! 2.9 diesel, 2003, silver, 5 speed, manual, loaded with extras including detachable rear, carryboy, full main agent service

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history, immaculate, all round condition farang owned reduce from 350,000 baht to 290,000 baht. Due to time wasters call 087 150 4845 or 087 139 1539. 2 hp Mariner/Yamaha 2 stroke outboard engine, used very little hence in good condition. 11,000 Thbt. For more details contact Mike, Tel. 089 095 2309. (ptmvs-c0007)Awesome Vehicle on Sale. Toyota Tiger 3.0 High Output Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, 7 foot high!!! Air bag, ABS, C.D. Huge chrome alloys, loads of extras, 160,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned for 5 years. Immaculate condition. Only 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539. (ptmvs-r0007)Volvo S60 Turbo, New Design 2005. 50,000 km, black. Full options. First hand, like new. 1 million baht (new 2,450,000 baht). Tel. 081 863 1076. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. (ptmvs-d0709) Honda Black Super 4 (400cc) Great Condition, new chain, sprockets and tyre, Low km’s 55,000 baht ph: 087 013 5770. Suzuki bike: electric starter, tax paid till March 2010, 79000 km good condition 6000.- Tel 084 865 1355. TOYOTA Vigo Hilux Diesel 4 Years old, Manual Shift, Clean, One owner 2 door truck 325,000 baht (OBO) English (ptvs-m1009)Mitsubishi Lancer Glxi Automatic 95,000 ฿ Call 086 002 6762.

Pets

Urgently need loving safe home for 2 months puppy. I have nursed her broken leg to good as new she is a joy. If can help please call 085 284 7731. (ptmp-1109) Very Exclusive Puppy dog. USA Boston terrier, 4 months old, Lovely, Very clever playing Black&White, 12,000 baht. Call Jintana 087 819 5355, 038 420 936. Persian Cat for sale. many colors and age to choose. please call 087 612 5721. Shiwawa 1 year old, brown color looking for girlfriend please call 081 945 7241. Registered/register able (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee Tia is a very Tiny English Bulldog. She is registered with AKC and should grow to be around 3-4 lbs. Call Caryl for more info email brownphillip67@yahoo.com Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081-983-4182 Kim

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Grand Launch Party for Modus Beachfront Condominium

The Manager of the ‘Modus Project’, Khun Totsaphon Namthep, recently invited the media and special guests to a launch party for the new Modus Beachfront Condominium Project that is due for completion in 2012. He took the opportunity to introduce his staff and explain the concept behind this new project with the emphasis on a peaceful place to live, all attending were very impressed with the new project and enjoyed an evening of fine food and drink. The new manager also introduced two members from the managing board of the groupKhun Roy and Khun Bernard. The Modus Beachfront Condominium Project (Modus Pattaya) is located on the private and exclusive Wong Amot Beach and was designed by famous Thai Architect Khun Totsaphorn Namthep or Ajarn Jup, who has a proven track record of designer luxurious accommodation in Bangkok and Pattaya, including the Chatodel and Diamond Sweet Condominium Project. His lifelong experience and inspiring architecture combined with convenience makesthe design of Modus an ideal place to live. The 5.5 Rai project of five star luxury, in an Al Fresco Resort, is due for completion in 2012.

A branch of the Bangkok Cosmopolitan Lions club

Members of the Jomtien Lions had the pleasure of taking the English language Students from the Redemption Centre to the ‘Joe Louis’ Puppet Theatre and Restaurant recently. The students enjoyed an excellent buffet and the fabulous dancers and puppets, who came to each of them for a photo.

Magic Howard’s Incredible show!

Recently we had the pleasure of seeing the opening magic show featuring Howard Posner at the Duset D2 on Second road. Since I’m an amateur magician, and have seen, and even know some of the best magicians in my home town of Las Vegas, I wanted to see just how good this guy really was. If you want to see some real professional “close up” magic for free, then I would suggest that you pay a visit to the Duset D2 hotel on Thursday night, and you will truly be amazed. I took my wife, Pui and our friends, Bruce and Judy Hoppe. We arrived after 7pm, ordered some drinks, and really didn’t know what to expect... All of us were a little skeptical. Howard came over to our table, and after a few pleasantries, he began to amaze us with his magic. The more he did, the better it got. Being an amateur magician myself, I can honestly say that Howard is one of the most accomplished magicians at ‘close up magic’ that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen the great ones both at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California and in Las Vegas. For the price of a dinner or an appetiser at the Sea Restaurant, you can check out this amazing magician. There is no cover charge. Pictured are Judy and Bruce being amazed by Howard, along with Pui who is still trying to figure out how he changed the size of the diamonds in her wedding ring. Howard will appear every Thursday night after 7 pm. in the month of February, only. His first show was show was on February 4th, so don’t miss out on this amazing performance. The Duset D2 is located next to, ‘The Avenue’, and across from the Marriott Hotel. For more information on Howard, go to www.magichoward.com .


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Thursday 11th February saw the Amari Hotels Henry J. Bean Bar host the first Pattaya Punchline Comedy evening, and what an evening it turned out to be. Many very well known characters from the Pattaya business market were on hand to witness three of the best comedians in the business. Russell, the MD from Mix 88.5 Radio Station who arranged the evening, was delighted by the response to this first event which saw in excess of 200 people laughing the night away. The second Punchline Comedy night has already beenarranged for April 22nd at the same venue and you will have to get your tickets early for this event as it is sure to be a complete sell out. Keep reading Pattaya Today or listen to Mix 88.5 to find out when tickets go on sale.

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