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Volume 9, Issue 12

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Does Ex PM Thaksin get his Just Desserts In a compromise solution, Thailand’s top judges of the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions ruled that Thaksin must forfeit more than half of his considerable fortune, which they asserted were “ill-gotten”, gained by Thaksin through weaving an intricate web of deceit and by abusing his prime-ministerial power to serve familial interests and those of his acolytes. The Supreme Court seized Bt 46.37 billion of Thaksin’s assets, frozen on his ouster from power after the 2006 military coup, leaving him

with a mere Bt30.24 billion! Thaksin’s acolytes assert that he is being selectively targeted by his political opponents, but they, for their

Mr. Thaksin had 46 of his 76 Billion Baht seized

Red Shirts did burn a spirit house in a rally at Sanam Luang

part, regard the verdict as karmic returns and that he has got his just desserts. In the most controversial anti-corruption case ever to come before the Thai courts, Thaksin was accused of issuing executive decrees granting his Shin Corporation, considerable ‘tax breaks and tax holidays’, so reducing the revenue it shared with the state

for its telecommunications concessions. The court also ruled that Thaksin was in violation of Thai law by remaining in control of the Shin Corporation whilst serving as Prime Minister. This was achieved by using family members and other individuals as nominees and transferring shares in an intricate web of deals through offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and other tax havens. He finally sold Shin Corporation to Temasek Holdings of Singapore in early 2006 for Bt62.75 billion/US$1.9 billion. Thaksin is also accused of unfairly promoting a Bt4,194 million/$127 million low-interest loan to Burma to benefit a satellite communications company also controlled by the Thaksin family.

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Thaksin now maintains he only has Bt6,606 million/ US$200 million of his fortune remaining in liquid assets, (not including the unknown amount of money he has stashed overseas, which wasn’t mentioned). He stoically told his supporters that they, like him, must accept the court’s ruling, that his family and himself will just be able to cope. The mass riots widely predicted by the local media didn’t occur, though the Red Shirts did burn a spirit house in a rally at Sanam Luang near the Supreme Court buildings, and they issued an ominous warning that they will definitely violently overthrow Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s government on March 14. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban is optimistically confident that political tensions will diminish somewhat, but, just in case Thaksin’s Red Shirts decide on belated action, a vast force of 20 companies of military and police will maintain their ring-of-steel around Bangkok, as well as provincial governors and regional police commissioners being ordered to remain vigilant in their respective domains. Suriyasai Katasila, Co-ordinator of the Continued on page 24


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Human Trafficking Gang arrested

The Chonburi Immigration Office Pattaya was recently the location for a press conference to announce that the Immigration Office had been responsible for the arrest of 684 beggars from Cambodia along with Laos citizens who have been charged with human trafficking. Many high ranking Thai officials were on hand to explain the arrests including Deputy Prime Minister Maj. Gen. Sanan Kajonprasat who is the Director of the department responsible for migrants and fugitives. Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau Pol. Lt. Gen Wut Libpatapanlop, explained to the media that following a purge between the 8th and 10th of January, departments from all over Thailand made in excess of

500 arrests. A further purge between the 7th and 13th February netted a further 150, where the immigration officers once again emphasised their search in key tourist locations. During the two purges arrests were made in Bangkok and central Thailand including Nonthaburi, Prathumtani, Khanchanaburi, Samutprakarn as well as Eastern Thailand including

Chonburi, Srakeaw, Trad and Chachengsoa. A Chonburi Immigration Official in Chonburi arrested 27 year old Khun Ki Sukserm, from Laos, on charges of illegally trafficking humans. He allegedly smuggled young girls, under the age of 18, from Laos to be sex workers in the Choan Chom Karaoke Bar, which falls under the umbrella of the Banglamung Police Department.

Expat Fur Expert

Pattaya expat Mr. Tony Heron was in the fur trade business for over 30-years, and started work as a volunteer at a mink farm for two years in 1964 at the age of 18-years. He applied for a job in Germany, and he ended up making a career out of the fur trade, staying on for 26-years. Animal rights groups have

succeeded in stopping the production of mink in Britain, but as long as there is a demand, the organized commercial farming of animals for their pelts cannot be stopped. After a drop in global sales of 20-million minks, a rise in 2007 back to 57-million, saw this supply and demand put the fur trade firmly back on track.

Training Seminar for High Ranking Immigration Officers Commanding Officer of the Immigration Police, Pol. Lt. Gen. Wut Lipatapanlop, recently joined forces with Pol. Gen. Wut Poavst to jointly open a training seminar to teach Immigration Officers to work more efficiently at the Nusaplaya Hotel Jomtien Beach. The seminar was attended by immigration officers from all over Thailand with the rank of Deputy Commander or Commander and in all over 100 officers attended. Pol. Gen. Wut Poavst explained that the training seminar had been organised to develop better working efficiency within the

immigration department throughout the Kingdom and help implement the 3’s of Security, Service and Standards. The seminar also focused on a closer working relationship between the immigration officers and other government agencies including the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Employment agency. New technology and training will help improve the service of the immigration departments ensuring a better and more courteous service for the general public. You can contact the immigration department police 24 hours a day by telephoning 1178.


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NEWS Vol. 9 No. 12  1 - 15 March 2010 Next Generation learns the importance of Thailand’s Fragile Eco System

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Boyz Town’s first ever Charity Bazaar Boyz Town, Pattayaland Soi 3 is holding its first ever street bazaar on August 1st. with all proceeds to aid Pattaya Pride and Thais 4 Life! Dig deep and clear out those unwanted saleable items and donate now, contact any of our members, listed below, or call John on 0861449365 to arrange delivery or collection of larger items. We are accepting donations of Books, Clothing, Bedding, Household Items, Pictures, Ornaments, Crockery, Cutlery, Furniture, Plants, original DVD’s or CD’s (no counterfeit items please) in fact any good condition items that can be sold to raise money for charity. This will be a major family event on the calendar not to be missed, with games, street entertainment and other

events, now is your chance to clear out that spare room or make room in the garage for the new car or motorbike and help local worthy causes. For further information please contact one of the following members, Panorama Bar, Funny Boys, Boyz Boyz Boyz, The Ambience, Copa Show bar, Amor Restaurant, Oscars Bar or Café Royal. Pattaya Pride Web Site: www.pattayapridecom Email: info@pattayapride.com

Royal Cliff Wine Club March Extravaganza

Following the success of the Domaines Schlumberger Wine Gala Dinner in January, the Royal Cliff Wine Club proudly invites all our privileged members to our latest and very exclusive event featuring Pascal Jolivet! As one of the youngest winemakers and most dynamic family wineries in the French Loire Valley, the house of Pascal Jolivet which was founded in 1987 specialises in the classically styled wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé and has garnered much international attention and a leading position with the Michelinstarred restaurants in France with high praise from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker. The very special gala

dinner will showcase no less than six precious and award winning wines to perfectly complement a typically exquisite multicourse gourmet dinner as meticulously crafted by the culinary masters of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. Co sponsored by Ambrose Wine Ltd, the guest speaker is non other than the person dubbed as ‘Prince’ of Loire Valley, owner/winemaker of Domaine Pascal Jolivet himself, Mr. Pascal Jolivet who will fly in specifically for this grand event. As always, limited seating are available and prior reservation is essential. So please make your booking early to avoid disappointment. Call Ms. Acharee on 038250421 Ext; 2782.

The Mayor of Sattahip, Khun Narong Boonbunjertsri, recently appointed Sattahip Councilor, Khun Trithep Totsawongchai, to preside over the official opening ceremony of the ‘New Generation to Love and Cherish the Sea’ Program. Many other official dignitaries including Council Members, Government Officials, students, teachers and local residents also attended the ceremony. The aim behind the program is to create a better understanding of the sea environment to students in Sattahip and the surrounding area. On the first course, 48 students from the Baan Sattahip School enjoyed the seminar which gave them an insight into the fragility of the Thailand’s sea eco system, and how they can do their part to help in conservation.

The program educated the students on both the sea and sea shore, and what they could do to help protect it. Arranging the program, Assistant Sattahip Municipality Officer, Khun Rongroj Onwong, explained that in the past the natural resources in the region had been exploited without any thought to management or the long term welfare of Thailand’s beautiful coast. This had in turn led to major

problems in the areas of soil recourses, water management, mangrove forestry, inland fisheries, creeks, swamps, the ocean and the sea shore. It is now time to look at the eco system of our area and see how to best protect it for generations to come. Educating the students is a step in the right direction for the future of our oceans. Sattahip Councilor Khun Trithep Totsawongchai, explained to the children

that the natural resources along the sea shore had been depleted without thought of the long term impact on both the sea and sea shore. The serious negative consequences of these actions have left the need for drastic measures to try and rebalance this very fragile existence. He explained that it is everybody’s duty to help to protect the natural resources of the environment, and this project will help to educate the generation that will soon take charge of the country.

Rehabilitated Baby Elephant, Yok, Drug Addicts receive forced to work overtime!! Certificates from Thai Navy

The Military Commanding Officer of the ‘Naval Centre 1 Rehabilitation School for Drug Addicts’Capt. Nophanol Suphakorn, recently presided over a ceremony which saw 200 former drug addicts receive certificates after successfully completing the 120 day course. The Naval Centre follows a very successful program which was originally designed by the Thanyarak Institute and which centers around personal fitness and installing the principals of the Thai Navy into their everyday lives. Eleven groups of addicts

were entered into the program from the Probation Office of the Ministry of Justice under the guidelines of the Drug Addicts Rehabilitation Act of 2002. The Director of the school, Capt. Nophanol Suphakorn, explained to those attending the ceremony that this was the 19th generation that had successfully passed through the school. The Probation Office for Region 2 can send drug addicts to schools run by the Army, Navy and Air Force, to help rehabilitate addicts and hopefully turn them into worthwhile members of the community.

Anti Smoking Campaign aimed at the younger generation

One of the baby elephants at the famous Nongnooch Tropical Gardens recently entertained the crowds of visitors by painting ‘LOVE’ surrounded by a heart, onto T-Shirts in celebration of the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Poor Yok, the baby elephant in question, made a bit of a rod for her own back with her success as 100’s of orders for the personalised shirts flooded into the staff at the centre. The baby elephant was forced to work overtime to try and keep up with the demand, and despite all her extra hours a number of visitors had to leave empty-handed, it was particularly a favourite with visiting tourists. Nongnooch Sales and Marketing Manager, Khun Jiraphorn Sodorn, was

flabbergasted by the response to this little elephants artworks. He explained that the elephant is a very important part of the Thai’s life and is believed to bring great luck. People believe that by touching an elephant, being walked over or stepped on by one, or wearing jewellery made from an elephant’s tusk or tail will ward off bad magic including Voodoo. It is obviously, and quite rightly, illegal to get jewellery any longer and the crowds of visitors are now seeing the painted T-Shirts as the next best thing. Khun Sodorn has now given Yok a few days of well earned rest before she has to go back to painting shirts for the 1,000’s of tourists who pass through the park each week.

Thai Radio Station Boom FM 91.5 recently got together with the RS Co. Ltd, Ao Udom Hospital and the Siracha Technology School to try and raise awareness of the dangers of smoking for young people and the havoc it can cause to the body and complexion. The event took place at the Siracha Technology School

and focussed on the dangers of smoking and other vices. A special guest lecturer from the Ao Udom Hospital explained the very real dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and the devastating impact it can have on young bodies. The event concluded with a concert and all of the students agreed it had been a fabulous day.


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Barry Kenyon to retire from embassy The British honorary consul in Pattaya has announced that he will stand down in June 2010 when his current contract expires. The British embassy in Bangkok is expected to advertise the vacancy via its website and in local media over the next few weeks. Barry Kenyon, who is 68, has been attached to the British embassy since 1997, and became the resort’s first honorary consul on a five year fixed term contract in June 2005. In 2006 he was awarded an MBE for services to the British foreign and commonwealth office. Honorary consuls are local agents who typically deal with problems such as the arrest of British nationals, deaths,

serious hospitalizations and various other categories of distress. Additionally, a consulate was opened in Jomtien in December 2008 to provide a wide variety of notarial services for British nationals in the Pattaya area. Barry said, “I have certainly had my ups and downs over the years, but it has been a fascinating journey and a great privilege to witness the development of a consular hot spot such as Pattaya. But, after thirteen years, I’m ready to call it a day.” He is the longest serving British officer attached to the consular section of the embassy in Thailand. As a young man, Barry had a varied career as a journalist and an income tax officer

Bikers Week Very Successful

The Burapha Bikers Week was again held at the Soi Chaiyapruek-2 Outdoor Sports Stadium south of Pattaya and proved to be even bigger than the 2009 event. This has become a well established event on the Kingdom’s event calendar with bikers attending from all over Thailand, plus many dedicated motorcycle enthusiasts visit from overseas. Pattaya Bike Week is organised and managed by the members of the Burapha motorcycle club and year by year it has developed into the biggest Biking event in

Thailand. This year saw well over 30,000 people, around 10,000 motor cycles and the Burapha Club has always kept the event free, relying entirely on the goodwill of sponsors and the essential support of the people of Pattaya and its government departments. The Burapha Club President stated that this year the event has gained world-wide recognition amongst bikers who attended from both Asia and overseas countries. It is a free celebration of peace and friendship amongst a large gathering of motorcyclists and is not designed to make any profit.

Tiffany’s will stage finals of Yamaha Talent Contest

A Press Conference was recently held at the Tiffany’s Theatre to announce the 2010 Yamaha Pattaya Talent Contest which will consist of singing, dancing and playing of musical instruments. The

Princess Somsawalee Award will be presented to the eventual winner. Director of the event, Khun Alisa Pansak, explained that following the huge success of the first talent contest held

before settling to a career in further education both in Britain and overseas. He graduated with first class honours from Liverpool University in 1964 and taught sociology at two police colleges and at the Open University. He moved to Thailand in 1993 where he taught English to foreigners before starting up Pattaya bridge club and, later, becoming deputy editor of the fortnightly newspaper Pattaya Today (2003-2008). He has been a regular question setter for the Pattaya trivial pursuits leagues, served as secretary to the fund raising charity Pattaya Gay Festival and is the sole member in Thailand of the Titanic Historical

Society. Barry said that he would spend his retirement travelling more, writing a sensible book about Pattaya and continuing with some community work. He is a familiar figure at the Jomtien immigration police bureau and is expected to continue to assist at the information desk during busy periods.

UN at Asian University

On 24 February Asian University was delighted to welcome Michelle Lee, who recently retired from the UN, and two of her ex colleagues. She gave a wide ranging talk about the UN and then answered the numerous questions from students and staff. Michelle has worked for the UN for over thirty years, starting as an administrator and then participating in the areas of Peacekeeping and International Justice. She started her presentation with a quiz, to see how much (or little) everyone knew about the UN. Founded in 1945, there are now 192 member states, and fifteen members (including five permanent members) on the Security Council. There are six official languages of the UN, and all documents are prepared in these. However English

and French are the working languages on a day to day basis. Michelle told us about some of her experiences while working in Serbia, Cambodia, Thailand, Namibia and other parts of the world. She admitted that sometimes the UN is more successful than others. Clearly she found it interesting working in such a multi cultural, multi racial, multi lingual organisation, and said that sometimes, it was better to “agree to differ” with colleagues coming from a different background. Understanding one another was essential to work together effectively. Dr. Viphandh Roengpithya, the University president, thanked Michelle and her colleagues for visiting Asian University, and looked forward to further contact in the future.

in 2009, with the winner eventually going on to win the National Finals and making a household name for themselves, their family and Provence, everyone involved in the contest was extremely excited. This year the level of competition is expected to be even higher, and with judges including faculty members from the Siam Konlakan Music School, the contestants will need to be of a very high standard. The contestants will compete in one of six categories, Thai Country music and Thai pop music for

the under 13’s, Thai Country music and Thai pop music for the 13 – 18 year olds and a band competition. This year an expected favourite is the Dance completion which has already seen a lot of interest. In the first stages of the competition around 20 children from each of the categories made it through to the finals which will be held on the 21st March from 9am to 4pm at the Tiffany’s Theatre. Tickets will be available at 200 and 100 baht each and can be bought from the Tiffany’s Ticket office or by telephoning 038 421 700-5.

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Harrow Scrabble Tournament celebrates 10 years

Thailand’s biggest and best school Scrabble tournament celebrates its tenth year as Thai World Champion Pakorn Nemitrmansuk attempts to defend his crown at Harrow International’s Don Muang campus after the Songkran holidays. The 10th HIS Crossword Game andA-Math tournament on the weekend of April 17 and 18 will feature three divisions of the world’s most popular board game. Students will vie for the Junior and Senior cash prizes and trophies but the undoubted highlight will be the Open Division appearance of the Thai sensation Pakorn who will be making his first local appearance after stunning the crossword playing world in Malaysia in December at the Scrabble World Championships. Giving him a run for his money will be Panupol Sajjayakorn, the 2003 world champion also from Thailand and the world numbers four and five Komol Sophonpanyalert and Marut Siriwangso. Joining a host of other top Thai professional players will be the kingdom’s best student players in both Scrabble (known in Thailand as Crossword Game) and also the A-Math mathematics equation game. Tournament Director and reigning Thailand Crossword Puzzle champion Gerry Carter said:”This year promises to be the best Harrow tournament of the century with so many

brilliant Thai and foreign players taking part. In terms of quality the Open section has to be the best school tournament held anywhere in the world this year.” The final will be played on a giant board so that fellow competitors and onlookers (admitted free of charge) can admire the strategic and word building skills of the Thai masters. The Open division will be the first school tournament in Thailand to use the international SOWPODS dictionary that contains around 250,000 entries so some weird words are expected. Student divisions will use the slightly smaller OSPD wordlist more familiar in Thailand. “Pakorn and the other great Thai players are a fine example for Thai youth so I hope to see many local players come and take part,” added Khun Gerry, the Head of Thai Studies at the school in Soi Kosum Ruamchai. “In addition Pakorn will be giving an exhibition of his skills at a school assembly on Monday March 29th when he will take on Harrow students to promote the event.” Further details about the event can be obtained from the Thai Crossword Club from Nawapadol (Khun Aon) at info@thaicrossword.com or from Gerry Carter on 081 815 1557. The event begins with registration of players on Saturday April 17th at 9.30am. All are welcome to take part. Entry is 40 baht for students and 200 baht for adults.

NEWS 12th Natural Agriculture Festival a Huge Success

Representative from the Office of Non-Formal Education, Khun Thawat Chalarak, recently presided over the official opening ceremony for the 12th Natural Agriculture Festival at the Training and Development of Agriculture Centre in Wat Yanasangwon Mahavihan, Sattahip. The centre hosts this yearly event at the suggestion of His Majesty the King, and this year saw activities

including contests to find the finest quality in a variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers, as well as competitions in painting and traditional Thai singing. On each day of the event four different jobs were demonstrated, along with lectures and training and career development sessions. The local community also got involved setting up a number of booths selling locally grown produce at very competitive prices.

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300 Employees sacked only to receive 50% of wages

Following the recent government intervention which put 76 projects on hold at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Site in Rayong, over 300 workers recently held a demonstration to protest that they had been laid off work after only receiving 50% of their wages. Chief of Human Resources at the Wattana Paisan Engineering Co. Ltd, Khun Thanatphong Tongkot, recently informed the 3rd set of workers that their employment would be terminated and according to Thai Labour Laws they would only receive 50% of the wages owed. He explained to the workforce that due to the present economic crisis, the political turmoil within the country and the suspension of projects at Map Ta Phut, the company had been left with no alternative but to finish the workers.

Chonburi Member of Parliament for Region 2, Khun Mitri Soiluang, was joined by other government officials who heard the complaints of the workers and their expectations. The leader of the workers explained to the officials that they had no problem with being laid off, they know the present situation, and know it could not have been avoided, however, when the first two sets of workers were finished they received their wages in full. The company was also accused of setting the price for the workers tools artificially high, more than retail, in an effort to save money. If the workers are not paid their money in full, Khun Mitri will do everything in his power to ensure the company is forced to live up to its responsibilities.

Jens Heier appointed Executive Chef at Amari Orchid Pattaya The ‘Students Loan Fund for Education’ recently held a meeting for schools in the Pattaya area to explain the loan policy for 2010. The meetings will continue and another 4,000 schools within Thailand will hear the news of the ‘E-Student Loan’ which commences on the 1st March. Manager of the Student Loans, Professor Dr. Thada Martin, presided over the seminar which included representatives from all Area 5 schools under the

banner ‘How to get a loan for Education’, which was held at the Jomtien Palm Beach and Resort Hotel in Pattaya. She explained to the representatives that her department had spent a great deal of time looking at the problems that had arisen over previous years. With this in mind they had created a new ‘E-Student Loan’ which they believe will better suit the majority of students. The total educational loans budget for 2010 is nearly 37 billion baht with a possible 893,353 students allegeable and 563,731 already applied. The meeting also discussed how they would keep track of unclaimed loans and ensure any unclaimed money is distributed to other needy students. This year the Student Loan system celebrates its 12th Anniversary and to mark the celebrations, the Student Loans Department will hold a seminar at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, on March 15th, where a wide range of activities will be made available for students to enjoy along with a ‘Jobs Fair’ which will see more that 3,000 professional and

Mr. David Cumming, General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya, has announced the appointment of Mr. Jens Heier as Executive Chef of Amari Orchid Pattaya. A German national, Mr. Heier joined the resort on 15 February 2010 from St. Regis Hotel Shanghai, where he held the position of Executive Chef which he has successfully been involved in the set up and implementation of the standards and policies for the Culinary Division. Mr. Heier started his career in hospitality industry back in Germany, following which he relocated and gained valuable experience in Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Vietnam and China. Prior to joining Amari Orchid Pattaya, Mr. Heier has worked in several five-star hotel groups such as Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hilton, Marco Polo and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. In his new role, Mr. Heier,

award-winning chef of the year in Berlin and Seoul/ Korea, will be in charge of the overall operation and administration of the Culinary Team at Amari Orchid Pattaya where he will manage a Kitchen brigade of 100. With over 20 years experience as a successful chef, Mr. Heier has acquired extensive knowledge and skills to competently lead the kitchen team and further contribute to the success of the resort.

skill development jobs on offer to help students train whilst studying. This will be the first such fair organised by the loans department and 12 lucky attendees will have the chance to win a notebook and other prizes totalling 300,000

baht. For more information contact: The Student Loan office 63 Building 2 floor 16th Soi Taweemit Rama 9 Rd. Hoi Kwang Bangkok 10310 Tel. 02-6104888 or www.studentloan.or.th from now on


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Thai Immigration Officers Meet, Interpol Office for Pattaya

Over 130 of Thailand’s leading Immigration Officers met at the Jomtien Beach Nusa Playa Hotel south

of Pattaya for a very large conference to emphasize Safety, Security and Service, plus many other matters.

Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, Khun Ronakit Aekasing, recently had the great pleasure of officiating at the grand opening of the new ‘We Care Clinic’ located in front of the Windmill Hotel on the Pattaya – Nague Road. Director of the clinic, Dr.Varaporn Walaisri, thanked the Deputy Mayor for his kind words and officially welcome the many visitors. This is the third branch of the ‘We Care Clinic’ brand which offers beauty consultations and treatments; the first branch was in Soi Nernplubwan whist the second branch can be found

at the Com Building. Each of the branches offers the very latest technology for special cosmetic skin treatments dealing with acne, blemishes, freckles, dark circles under eyes, face and neck wrinkles, facial surgery, lip surgery and a revolutionary face massage that helps make the skin silky and clean. They also offer treatments to get rid of fat from the thighs hips and tummy, etc. and they also offer expert advice on weight loss and programs to create a firmer body beautiful. Other expert medical treatments include breast lifts, varicose

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This important meeting was attended by the Deputy Immigration Minister from Bangkok and the highest ranking immigration officials from every part of Thailand. The important announcement was made to have an Interpol Office established in Pattaya, as this is the best way to control international crime and the arrival of suspected criminals from overseas. Interpol also works closely with other world-wide law enforcement agencies, and this development will be bad news for criminals, who have chosen Pattaya and other parts of Thailand as a place to hide.

‘We Care Clinic’ celebrates Grand Opening Jet Ski Championships The annual Chonburi Jet Ski Championships took place over two days on Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach and created some exciting sports viewing, because the finish line is very close

vein treatment, pregnancy stretch marks removal and Botox to help with those wrinkles. If you would like further information on any of the procedures please telephone

for a free consultation on 086- 3265566, 083- 4064201, 038- 4140534, 038- 429953. Dr. Dr.Varaporn Walaisri and her team of professionals at the clinic are open daily from 10.00 am – 21.00 pm.

to the shore. Even though this was a national event that was open to all Jet Skiers, it was

only those who resided in the Chonburi region who could take home prizes. Chonburi Jet Ski Association officials, Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor, Khun Ronakit Ekasingh and officials from City Hall were on hand to help hand out the very large number of trophies, which were for the top five placings in each category, consisting of different power ratings for the various types of jet skis.


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Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind held sport day

Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Khun Ronakit Ekasing, recently presided over the opening ceremony for the inside Sports Day held at the Pattaya Redomptorist School for the Blind. This year the young people were split into two different teams, green and blue. At the opening ceremony

the children performed a Doi Toa Boy and a Long Drum show, and all those attending agreed the level of talent was very high. Children from the kindergarten also showed of their skill and speed by using a tool to help them jump rope and run in a relay competition.

Undercover Police Officers bag their man

The Pattaya Police Department received an anonymous tip of on the 24th February of a drugs deal that would take place at the Pitonas Gas Station on Bangkok-Rayong Road 36 later in the day with a detailed description of the main dealer. Plain clothed officers arrived at the scene and took up their undercover positions. A man fitting the description of the alleged dealer arrived at the station and was acting in a suspicious manner outside the bathroom of the station, officers made themselves known to the man and made the arrest. He was identified as 39 year old Khun Somkid Hasan (Bang mud), who was found

in possession of 2,000 Yaba tablets divided equally into ten blue packets and stored in his shirt pocket. When questioned by the officers he confessed that he was hired by a major drug dealer, Khun T. Nongpluer, for 5,000 baht, to deliver the pills to a customer who was to drive down from Bangkok. He explained that this was his third time of making the delivery. In charge of the operation, Pol. Maj. Col. Phasakorn Paijit, explained that the arrested man was a well known drug dealer and that he had managed to evade arrest on a number of occasions in the past. Police will make further investigations to try and arrest other people involved in the transaction.

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Underwater Electricity Dead Elephant owners expected for Koh Lan offered 100,000 baht Island by April The ongoing saga of underwater electric cables for Koh Lan Island was the topic of discussion at a recent meeting hosted by Pattaya City Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome. The island has been experiencing problems with the electricity supply for many years and Pattaya Council Member, Khun Amnat Teingtum, asked the Mayor for an update. Khun Itthiphol explained that the project had been given the go ahead with a budget of 300 million baht to the islands; the first stage of the project had already been completed. However, local residents are firmly against electricity poles being erected in front of the Pattaya

Park Hotel, and insist they are buried underground. The Mayor stated that this had caused delays and will need an increase in the budget to complete the more expensive underground wiring. He explained that he hoped the project would be completed and delivering electricity to the islands by April this year.

Crazy Russian Tourist destroys room and hurts hotel employees

The Pattaya Police Station received a report at around 4.00am on the 24th February from the Faretex Sports Club and Hotel that a Russian tourist had gone crazy, destroyed his room and attacked two of the hotels employees. Indeed he was still ranting and raving and keeping one of their maintenance workers hostage. The incident which was taking place on the second floor of the Sports Wing building involved 42 year old Mr. Zoltan Baksa. When the officers arrived with backup they discovered the man brandishing a steel pole at the doorway to his room and refusing to calm down or tell the police what had happened. Officers quickly cleared the area of spectators and attempted to reason with the man. All to no avail, and after more than one hour of trying to get him to calm down, they eventually, with the help of other hotel guests, forced their way into the room and physically restrained the crazy Russian tourist. Hotel Security Guard, 28 year old Khun Pumireat Sabban, explained to the officers that a maintenance man from the hotel had been

sent to the man’s room after receiving a report of a faulty air conditioning unit. Mr. Zoltan at this stage became crazy, hit the engineer, and started screaming at the top of his voice and threatening anyone who came near him. The Security Guard had been the first to try and calm the Russian tourist down and had been smashed over the head with the iron pole. With a severe head wound and the mechanic still being held inside the room, Khun Pumireat contacted his manager who subsequently telephoned the police. Hotel Manager, Khun Palasai Akaranopraksa, examined the room after the police had restrained the man and taken him to the police station to cool off. The room had been completely destroyed and he estimates the damage at around 50,000 baht, he will make an official complaint at the station. He has no idea why the tourist, who booked in on the 18th February had suddenly lost control, it would seem obvious that it is down to drugs or alcohol. The poor maintenance man was eventually rescued from the room with no ill effect.

Following a story in our last edition of an elephant that had been electrocuted and died, after coming into contact with high voltage electricity at a camp on Sukhumvit Road, the Provincial Electricity Authority, whilst denying any liability, have offered a settlement figure of 100,000 baht to avoid a lawsuit. The owners of the dead animal, 38 year old Pan Yoirum and 61 year old Aoi Yoirum, immediately turned down the offer as they were out of pocket in excess of 700.000 baht. At the time of the accident, in very wet conditions, it is claimed that high voltage electricity was incorrectly insulated and traveling through the rain sodden ground electrocuted and killed their fifty year old elephant. After an internal investigation, and extensive testing at the elephant park, the electricity authority stated that there had been no leak and that everything was safe. With mounting disappointment at how they were being treated and having no faith in the internal investigation, the owners of the elephant contacted electrical engineer, Khun Pirapat Linbunpha, to make

an independent check to see if the high voltage electricity was indeed leaking. Armed with two light bulbs and a fan, he quickly showed that all the items worked when placed close to where the apparent leakage occurred. With local TV news coverage of the experiment it was not long before the electricity authority made their 100,000 baht offer. The manager of the camp, Khun Ekachai Kanjanaphattanakol, explained to the media that following a visit from the electricity company he had received a letter stating that everything was fine; however, they instructed him to build a fence to keep elephants away from the area. Having seen the experiment with the light bulbs and fan, he realises that there is a major problem with the electricity in the area, and it is that which needs to be fixed. The Scientific Crime Detection Division have already confirmed the cause of death as high voltage electricity and it looks like the case will now have to go to court. The manager of the elephant park, is in the meantime, still paying full salary to the two elephant owners.


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NEWS

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Pattaya City Tax collection English man fails exceeds predictions double suicide attempt

Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Khun Wattana Chantanawaranon, recently announced the official figures for tax collected by Pattaya City Hall and was delighted that it had exceeded predictions. Following the world economic collapse and the local and national political problems, City Hall had forecasted a major drop in revenue and no chance of getting near to their proposed budget. However, the money collected from real estate taxes had taken a dramatic cut following the Governments policy on wavering tax for first tome buyers. This year the tax collected from property, maintenance and billboards was expected

to be under 227 million baht, however, excluding any fines imposed, the amount collected was in excess of 236 million baht. The total amount of tax collected in the Pattaya area was in excess of 980 million baht.

One man demonstration demands Government Step Down

The Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team recently received a bizarre report in the early hours of the morning that a Thai man had climbed up a 20 metre high, high voltage electric pole in front of the Big C Shopping Mall on Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya and was causing quite a commotion in the area. The Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team immediately contacted local Police Officers, Pattaya Council Member Khun Sanit Boonmachai, and the Department of Protection and Disaster Relief to supply a ladder and bucket truck to help with the situation. Arriving at the scene, which had caused a major disruption to traffic, they were confronted with the man, 48 year old Khun Chaiprapat Keawprathomkul, who was earnestly talking on his mobile phone. Police officers asked him what he was doing, and he replied that he was making a lawful demonstration and his demands could be found in his bag that he had left at the base of the pole. If the officers gave in to his demands he would surrender. Inside the bag officers discovered a few clothes, a

passport and a hand written A4 piece of paper, which listed the man’s demands. He demanded that Thai Prime Minister, Khun Abbhisit should immediately step down with his government as he had caused chaos throughout the Kingdom, which had resulted in people having to choose colours and sides, when, in reality, they should all be working together. He stated that the present government was consistently copying the ideas of former Prime Minister Thaksin, and that through lies and deceit, PM Abbhisit and his government were trying to force the Thai people to hate Mr. Thaksin, and were illegally trying to seize his family’s property and money. He signed the document ‘Regards from Private Ch. Warrior of the House of Representatives’. After more than an hour, and a promise from the police to bring his request to Pattaya Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome, he agreed to come down and finish his demonstration. Once on the ground he explained to the officers that he had previously been demonstrating in his home town of Nong Kai, however, nobody would

Radio dispatchers for the Pattaya Suriwong Baliboon Rescue Team recently received a report at around four o’clock in the morning that a foreigner had hurt himself at the Penthouse Hotel on Soi 13/2 (Pattaya Land Soi 2), they quickly arrived on the scene with a doctor from the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital. At the scene the rescue team was shown the body of 41 year old Dennis Williams from the United Kingdom laying in a pool of blood and breathing very shallowly. Whilst administering first aid it was discovered that the man had slit both his wrists and he had marks on his neck which indicated that he had also attempted

to hang himself. With bed sheets made into a noose and hanging from the ceiling and a Swiss Army knife on the bed it was quite apparent that the man had attempted a double suicide, with the huge amount of blood throughout the bedroom it was evident that he could still get his wish. He was quickly transferred to the hospital where doctors managed to save his life. The hotel informed the police that the man had checked into the hotel two weeks previously and there had been no indication that there was anything wrong with him. He had left a suicide note for his brother in the UK with the hotel manager.

Swiss man falls nine floors to his death

Englishman arrests pick pocketing sisters

The Pattaya Police Station received a report that a foreigner had apprehended two pickpockets in front of the VC Hotel on South Pattaya Road. Arriving at the scene the officers were presented with the two suspects, 29 year old Tongsuk Dangrueng, and 38 year old Wanpen Dangrueng, sisters who had been arrested on similar charges three times in the past. The victim, 60 year old Mr. Nezirovski Nezir, from Australia, with his 23 year old girlfriend, Orpreya Lunwangsang, explained to the officers how the sisters came to be in possession of an 18,000 baht gold chain

and money belonging to the victim. Orpreya stated that the couple had been going to eat in Pattaya Town and had taken a baht bus from Jomtien. As the bus was pulled over the two sisters got on and sat next to the Australian, putting their bags on the floor inbetween them. As they were to get off the bus at the same destination as the sisters, Mr. Nezir discovered his money and valuables missing, he immediately set out after the two women whilst instructing his girlfriend to call the police. The sisters were taken to the police station and charged, they will face their day in court.

pay any attention or listen to him. In desperation, he had been forced to bring his message to Pattaya, having disregarded Bangkok as it was too far away from his

home, and he thought there was a good chance he would be shot if he climbed a pole in Bangkok, he believed Pattaya was a much safer bet.

The Pattaya Police Station received a report on the 24th February that a foreigner, whilst enjoying the view from his balcony, had fallen nine floors to his death at the Royal Twin Palace Hotel. With members of the emergency rescue department and local doctors the officers made their way to the scene. The victim, 51 year old Swedish national, Mr. Lars Rutger Johansson, had been discovered on the roof of the swimming pool on the third floor. He had

suffered multiple broken bones including severe head injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene, there were no suspicious circumstances. The body was transferred to the Forensic Laboratory Institute for an autopsy and to confirm the cause of death. On the twelfth floor the investigation officers could find nothing suspicious in his room and believe that he had simply lost his balance and fallen to his death. The Swedish Embassy has been informed.


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BUSINESS NEWS Key Appointments Underline Golden Tulip's Commitment to Asian Expansion

Golden Tulip's strategic expansion into Thailand has been consolidated with key appointments of two experienced General Managers for the group's hotels in Pattaya and Phuket. Golden Tulip Managing Director, South East Asia, Mark van Ogtrop said Australian national George Hazard has been installed as the General Manager of the Golden Tulip Resort Pattaya and the Golden Tulip Erawan Hotel. Both Pattaya properties are undergoing extensive renovations to bring them up to Golden Tulip operating standards. Mr. Hazard has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and joins Golden Tulip from his previous position as the General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and has extensive experience in South-east Asia. Mr. van Ogtrop has also appointed Luxembourg national Claude Baltes as General Manager of the Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort and Spa. This property will also be the first resort in

Thailand practising ancient Ayurveda spa techniques. Mr. Baltes has more than 15 years experience in the hotel industry in South-

east Asia. After stints with Shangri-La and Sheraton, he spent over 13 years with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and Six Senses Resorts & Spas in Indonesia and Thailand. Mr. van Ogtrop, said the appointment of Messrs Baltes and Hazard was a key milestone for the group as it expands in Thailand and the region."Both George and Claude have a wealth of experience in operating hotels in Asia and they were very important appointments to get right and we have found two very professional General Managers here," he said. Mr. van Ogtrop and his team will manage the Asian expansion of the group from Golden Tulip's regional headquarters in Bangkok with plans to open more hotels in Thailand and in South-east Asia in the near future.

LateStays.com brings back a bigger, better Happy Hour this March!

Get your travel calendar and wish list ready! LateStays. com, a leading last-minute accommodation website in Asia, is bringing back its popular Happy Hour promotion for the month of March 2010. Every weekday from 1 March, hotels across the region will slash their already-discounted rates drastically to offer the lowest prices in the market, for just

two hours at 7-9am GMT (24pm Thailand time). Sii Eawsakul, CEO of Asia Web Direct, LateStays. com’s parent site, said, “At LateStays.com we love a great deal as much as the next person, and we know that travellers frequent our sites because they know they get the best rates with us. With this Happy Hour promotion, we’ve worked very closely

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Centara offers meeting package at new Chiang Mai resort

Centara Hotels and Resorts has launched a valueadded meeting package for its new Siripanna Villa Resort Chiang Mai property, which brings the cost of a meeting down to only Thai baht 1,000 net per person per day and which includes two coffee breaks and lunch. Also included in the package are the use of an LCD projector, TV monitor with DVD player, and presentational materials such as whiteboard and flipcharts. The Siripanna Meetings Package is available during the period 01 April-31 October, 2010. Located in Chiang Mai city centre and adjacent to the Gymkhana Golf Course, Siripanna Villa Resort Chiang Mai is a low-rise resort hotel with an architectural design based upon the city’s Lanna heritage. The hotel, which has 74

guestrooms and villas, was opened late last year and is the first property in Centara’s Boutique Collection brand. The main function room is located on the second floor of the hotel and can hold up to 200 persons. The room is divisible into two equal halves, each with a capacity of 100. A boardroom is adjacent to the main function room which can be used for board meetings or act as a secretariat room. A traditional Thai house can hold up to 100 persons for a Lanna khantok dinner, private receptions and banquets, while the extensive gardens can hold up to 500 for an outdoor event. For more information or reservations please contact Ms. Putri- Assistant Director of Sales call. +66-2769-1234 ext.6714 email: putrith@chr. co.th or visit website www. centarahotelsresorts.com

with our trusted hotel partners to thank our customers for their support by offering them better value than ever before, so good that we can only put them up for 2 hours at a time to keep our hotel partners happy. Now there’s another reason to celebrate the end of the working day!” Ten hotel deals at heavily discounted rates will be available for a variety of locations, including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. These deals change every week so customers have one week to catch the deals that they want, if they don’t sell out first. “LateStays.com tries to encourage travellers to follow the discounts and consider venues and holidays

they might never otherwise have thought of. This way, visitors are the richer for their new yet affordable travel experiences,” said Sii. “We hope that our second round of the Happy Hour will stimulate more spontaneity and variety in Asian travel, particularly for travellers in the region who have many beautiful destinations within easy reach of their homes,” she added. LateStays.com is a truly last-minute accommodation site offering accommodation deals only for the next 28 days at a wide range of properties throughout Asia and worldwide. For more information and to sign up for alerts on the Happy Hour promotion, please visit asiawebdirect. com/happyhour.html.

Thai Airways turns to e-commerce

Flying with Thai Airways is about to become easier. Within three months, passengers will be able to reserve and buy tickets and instantly complete all the processes required for travel by mobile phone, thanks to the launch of the national carrier's new e-commerce

policy. The director of Thai Airways International's E-Commerce Department, Somchai Suppakitjareon, said the airline's passengers would be able to use mobile phones not only to access flight information, flight schedules and complete check-in, but

also book and pay for air tickets instantly. The move is part of an e-commerce policy that aims to increase the airline's revenue from e-commerce channels from last year's 6 per cent to 15 per cent of total revenue this year. Its total revenue is about Bt130

billion. "This year the company is focusing on e-commerce and online business, with the aim of Continued on page 11


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New fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great - and not so great, in your area. MapsNMore.com is a newly launched website that connects people with great local businesses. MapsNMore.com was founded to share the experiences and knowledge

of others so that expats living in Thailand as well as visitors can benefit from it. It will take the frustration out of finding the resources that everybody needs. MapsNMore’s hope is that the site will take root in cities across Thailand. MapsNMore will become the local guide for real

word of mouth opinions on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. There is always somebody who knows where something outstanding is that other people can use. We need to reward those businesses that are doing things well. The company is “focused on the reviewing experience” and has started off by fostering a community of highly engaged users who write reviews about restaurants, dentists, and other types of local establishments. The site will tap into the “vocal minority” to provide content for everybody. MapsNMore will reward the reviewers that provide the most content with

private parties to show appreciation. Business owners can also benefit from these reviews – if they gain a number of good reviews on MapsNMore.com many times their MapsNMore profile can rank highly in the Google search results. Restaurants, hotels and retail stores, for example, tend to get a lot of MapsNMore.com reviews. In addition to reviews the site also has free classified ads including personal ads, local event listings, forums and lists. And all reviewers can communicate with each other so that a real online community is formed. For further information check out the website or telephone 089-635-7311 mapsnmore@gmail.com

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As well, the website will be easier to access and to use, he said. All of the airline's services will be available at the website, including the latest information and real-time prices, all in a user-friendly interface. "In the past, the website has been an online channel without the mission to become our main source of revenue," Somchai said. "But from now, the Internet is our main channel for generating revenue. We will improve our website to make it a crucial channel for our direct sales. "This year, our only full marketing effort will be via the website, such as one-to-one marketing, increasing repeat customers and building search-engine optimisation to attract more customers from the Internet," he said. Somchai said ticket prices would also be made sufficiently competitive to attract online sales at the website, rather than

expecting customers to check schedules and prices at the website, then buy tickets from agents. This move is not designed to harm the airline's ticket agents, but is targeted at winning new customers from rival airlines. "In December 2009, more than 100,000 passengers bought tickets via our website. Sales of tickets via the Internet last year were about US$19 million (Bt629.94 million) per month, from total sales of $315 million per month," Somchai said. Next, it will roll out more services via mobile phones, beyond providing only flight information, real-time flight status and flight schedules. By the middle of this year, passengers will be able to book and pay for air tickets as well as checking-in for flights via their mobile phones, by accessing m.thaiairways.com. This service is being designed to serve all GPRS-enabled mobile

phones across the five main mobile-phone platforms, including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile. It aims to attract around 100,000 mobile transactions by the end of this year. "Our passengers will be able to process their travel arrangements easily, anywhere and anytime, within a few seconds. They will be able to check flight schedules, book, pay, and check-in via mobile phones. Then, they will just have to show up at the fast lane to get a boarding pass, and that's it," Somchai said. In the second half of this year, the airline plans to expand similar services to Internet-based kiosks located in department stores, shopping centres and public areas. In an initial stage, it plans to deploy around 10 kiosks. Using the kiosks, passengers will be able to access all the services available on the airline's website and on mobile

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Thai Airways turns to e-commerce aggressively increasing the portion of our revenue generated from that source," Somchai said. The plan involves providing services via all online channels, included the airline's website, mobile phones and Internet-based kiosks, with the aim of making it easier for passengers to deal with the airline and to travel, leading to an increase in total online transactions. "We will upgrade our website's online services, increase mobile services and expand our Internetbased kiosks," Somchai said. The airline's website - www.thaiairways.com - has been renovated and redesigned, giving it full online functions, from flight information to booking, payment and online check-in.

phones. The airline's E-Commerce Department was set up in the final quarter of last year, in line with its policy of gearing up for online business. It has deployed e-commerce services such as online bookings and payment for air tickets for about five years, but the services have been available without an aggressive supporting policy. "Revenue from online business has been growing slightly, and amounted to a very small portion of the company's total revenue. Only in 2008 did

the online business begin to generate a significant revenue portion - about 3 per cent - and that doubled to 6 per cent last year," Somchai said. The e-commerce policy is expected to increase both the airline's revenue and convenience for its customers, as well as reducing costs and the manpower needed to sell tickets, meaning that Thai Airways International can improve its competitiveness. As well as increased convenience, customers will benefit from lower prices.


AROUND PATTAYA Vol. 9 No. 12  1 - 15 March 2010 Royalty visits the Amari Orchid World’s Largest Speed The Royal Cliff Beach Dating record broken at Resort welcomes the Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not’ German Ambassador

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Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali graciously receives a donation cheque from Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali was graciously presented a donation cheque from Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya after organizing Amari’s Longest Charity Lychee Cake event to support the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society at Suankulap Villa of Dusit Palace

Underwater World Pattaya unveils new fish tank

Recently, one of the most famous resorts in the world, the Royal Cliff Beach Resort had the honour and privilege to welcome some particularly special guests in H.E. Mr. Holger Green, the German Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan and his wife Mrs. Doris Elvira KoepselGreen. Mr. Joachim Grill the General Manager of the resort, himself a German speaking Austrian, (left to right) Mrs. Doris Elvira Koepsel-Green, Mr. Joachim welcomed the international Grill (General Manager of the diplomat and his wife upon Royal Cliff Beach Resort and H.E. Mr. Holger Green (German their arrival. H.E. Mr. Holger Green Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan) who is based in Bischkek, is no stranger to the Royal Cliff Beach Resort with this being his second visit, this time for a month of leisure and full relaxation, to make the most of the world class facilities and services within the serene grounds of this luxury resort. The Royal Cliff Beach Resort is a multi-award winning luxury resort, is no stranger to hosting guests of such stature with the Italian Ambassador to Thailand and Governor of Ning Xia from China being recent guests. For more news on events and promotions at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, please go to www.royalcliff.com.

‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not’ entertainment complex situated in the Royal Garden Plaza on Pattaya Beach Road is no stranger to the breaking of world records! And recently, they entered the Guinness Book of Records once more by staging the world’s largest speed dating event. In all 818 people joined in the world record attempt, 400 males and 418 females, which smashed the 2008 record of 252 people in Germany. The event took over the entire ground floor of the Royal Garden Plaza and had in excess of 168 metres of seating. Applicants needed to be a minimum of 20 years old and the oldest was a very young 52.

AMARI Orchid Pattaya welcomes Khun Khan Prachuabmoh, the Director of The Government Housing Bank (G H BANK) No. 1 Female Thai Tennis Player

donates money to Charity

The famous Underwater World on Sukhumvit Road recently unveiled a new fish tank to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger. The new fish tank ‘5 Tigers in 5 Elements’ sees different tiger fish from all over the world, including the African Tiger, Siam Tiger, Tiger Brichir, Tiger Shovelnose and the Zebra Tiger Catfish. These five fish represent the elements of earth, water, wind and fire.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort Welcomed DJ Tiësto Tamarind Thanasukarn, the runner up single player in the Pattaya Open, recently paid a visit to donate money and feed lunch to children at the Child Protection and Development Centre in Pattaya.

Anja’s Charity Fundraising

(From left: Ms. Penpapasorn Eamsa-ard, Sales Manager(1st left), Mr. John Orlando (2nd left), Ms. Rojjana Franzke, Executive Assistant Manager (center). DJ Tiësto (2nd right), and Mr. Adthapong Visutyothapibal, F&B Manager (1st right).

Sheraton Pattaya Resort Team welcomed world No. 1 DJ Tiësto when he recently visited Pattaya on tour following the release of his 4th album “Kaleidoscope” at Bali Hai Pier.

Boyz -Town Street Party

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) new President Mrs. Anja Schoof, is very progressive, especially when it comes to charity work, which has been one of her life-long interests. Anja moved to Pattaya in January 2008 and immediately joined the PILC, so from January 2010 she has been their new President and has shown that she can carry out her new role in an extremely business like manner. We caught up with her late one Saturday night inside the spectacular “Tiesto” DJ show where she was enthusiastically raising funds for local charities. Instead of having a normal indoor party function the gay community in Pattaya held a very successful charity party show in Soi Pattayaland-3, which saw hundreds of patrons come to watch the entertainment. Famous female impersonator Jordan Rivers from the UK came all the way to Thailand to put on a very funny comedy performance, and there were also a host of other internationally known Gay Artistes. Money raised by the “Pattaya Pride” organization will go to the Heart 2000 Foundation to fight AIDS and HIV, plus some funds will go to other local charities. (For further information see www. pattayapride.com ).

Photo from left to right: Khun Makoo Techasophon, Deputy General Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya Khun Khan Prachuabmoh, Director of The Government Housing Bank (G H BANK) Mr. David Cumming, General Manager, Amari Orchid Pattaya Khun Maneechay Waine, Director of Sales, Amari Orchid Pattaya

Khun Khan Prachuabmoh, Director of The Government Housing Bank (G H BANK) (2nd left), was warmly welcomed by the management of Amari Orchid Pattaya led by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager during presiding over the ‘3-region G H BANK Meeting’ at the resort’s 5-star Ocean Tower.

Norwegian Exhibits His Art

Renowned artist Bjoern Anderson, learnt to paint from his mother, who was a dedicated artist, and in later years Bjoern has became quite famous, gaining commissions from large business organisations for his unique style of artistry. So Europe’s veteran artist and sculptor Bjoern, opened an exhibition of his excellent artworks at Liams Gallery in Pattaya, this drew a large crowd of dedicated art lovers. As well as specializing in painting the beautiful fiords of Norway he also sculptures the human figure. Friday nights are especially for visitors to enjoy some refreshments and view the many floors of fine artwork in Liam’s Gallery in Soi-5 off Pratumnak Road on the way to Jomtien Beach.


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HorseShoe Point hosts Cricket Match

AROUND PATTAYA Harrow Hearts for Haiti

Players from both the British Club Cricket Team led by Jack Dunford, and The Pattaya Cricket Club with the Umpires, Scorers, Officials and members of the Horseshoe Point Staff have their picture taken after the first Bi-Annual Jack Simon Cricket Tournament at Horsehoe Point. The game was won by the Pattaya Cricket Club. After the British Club had posted a battling 116, the Pattaya Cricket Club got home with five wickets to spare.

In response to the horrific scenes witnessed following the earthquake in Haiti recently, Harrow International School students and staff launched an appeal to all members of their school community. The “Harrow Hearts for Haiti” appeal invited parents, students and staff to donate to the relief effort and rebuilding of the country following this devastating natural disaster. Contributors to the fund wore red heart-shaped badges to demonstrate their sympathy with the plight of the survivors and in recognition of the issues faced by the nation of Haiti. Already the appeal has raised nearly 200,000 Baht which will be sent to Haiti via the Thai Red Cross.

Healthy Food Promotion The Royal Cliff Beach Resort

brings in the Chinese Year of the Tiger on Valentine’s Day!

Our local school children assembled at Pattaya City Hall and really led the way, with speeches and play acting to show up the disadvantages of eating unhealthy food. Many of the children brought along samples of healthy food, just to highlight what it means to eat good, nutritious food and stay healthy. Until the year 2013, a long range government plan has been formulated to eat healthier food and stay free from sickness. The main point of the seminars and the education process will be to get people to eat healthy products and to be safety conscious as far as food and drink is concerned. All of this will be in conjunction with the co-operation of local schools, who will assist with the distribution of information.

Pattaya Players at La Royale

A Chinese dragon springs to life, bringing good fortune at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort hosted a special double celebration on Sunday 14th February 2010 with an incredible twin event to bring in the Chinese Year of the Tiger at the Royal Grand Hotel & Spa poolside as well as a romantic Valentine’s Day at the Royal Wing Suites and Spa poolside. 150 guests enjoyed a magnificent buffet dinner featuring a selection of Chinese delicacies with festive extras such as ‘Aung Bao”, fortune crackers, live music and a spectacularly vivacious dragon dance show, whilst 90 guests simultaneously had a wonderfully Valentine’s at the romantic poolside setting at the Royal Wing Suites & Spa. The Royal Cliff Beach Resort is an internationally acclaimed luxury hotel resort situated between Pattaya and Jomtien – please visit www.royalcliff.com for more information and promotions. The latest “Pattaya Players” theatrical production was set in Boyz-Town’s very popular “La Café Royale” restaurant and piano bar that kindly put on an exquisite menu especially for the occasion. The story line is centered around a family dinner in a small bistro, where the family matriarch, Rosemary (Foo Smith) is hosting her birthday party. Everything is normal until someone in this group gets murdered, then the accusations start, with the diners at the restaurant joining in to become part of the play.

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by Peter Lloyd

Given Pattaya markets itself as a family beachside destination, the dirty state of the beaches and the sea, the lack of available sunbathing s pace, the fatalities in its waters, the drugs, prostitutes, beatings and thefts on Beach Road, and the fact that the beach is actually disappearing are problems which at some stage have to be dealt with. Recently, an outraged reader and resident, remembering my recent article about the same problem, emailed me photographs of an umbrella concessionaire in Jomtien kicking Russian tourists (and the unhappy reader) off a small scrap of hitherto private beach, where no umbrellas have ever been erected before. This reader was so unhappy he contacted the

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mayor’s office and was told by them that they took the matter very seriously and had asked the police to investigate the vendor and his permits. City Hall have also tried to enforce regulations restricting the amount of space each deckchair vendor can use, as they had begun to set their chairs right up to the tide line, leaving no walking space on the beach. At the same time City Hall are clamping down on the poorest people eking a living down there, namely the beach vendors. I recently witnessed a beach raid in Pattaya where the vendors raced across Beach Road into the safety of the Royal Garden car park, prawns flying off plates, sarongs flapping in the

breeze, as the municipal officers lazily caught one sunglasses vendor, confiscated her wares, presumably for returning later upon

name contains a four letter word, generally classified as obscene. As a result of this, many of the town’s traders and inhabitants cannot register email addresses or websites containing the name of the town. The article also mentioned The Beaver, a large North American rodent, and the name of one of Canada’s oldest magazines, which has also fallen victim to the

Scunthorpe Problem. The Beaver has had its fair share of misunderstandings, as internet perverts log on looking for below the belt titillation, and quickly log off when they find only legitimate Canadian historical news. The name has also put off many would-be subscribers, so they will shortly be changing it – hopefully not to something like Fur Trap Monthly

Any sand in there?

payment of a fine. This unseemly episode made me wonder why they don’t also arrest the prostitutes on Beach Road, who sat watching this drama unfold. They could

The Scunthorpe Problem

I read an interesting article in the Economist recently about something called the Scunthorpe Problem. Scunthorpe being a pleasant enough town in England, I was most interested to see what kind of problem they had, and was surprised to learn, with the advent of internet obscenity filters, that Scunthorpe has had all kinds of problems, as its

Jomtien Restaurants v Pattaya’s Dive Industry I like diving in Pattaya, although the industry here has many challenges, including unwanted bad publicity when idiot speedboat drivers kill surfacing divers as recently happened near Ko Larn. On the numerous occasions I have dived here I have really enjoyed it as a bit of fun or as a refresher, and the Khram wreck is a great dive. The visibility on the outer islands is also often excellent, with turtles,

A Young Shark Ray, taken with my camera phone through a dirty fish tank

bamboo sharks and some wonderful fish and microsea life to be enjoyed. However I recently spotted another problem the dive industry has to deal with, namely the raiding of Pattaya’s sea life

make a lot more money doing that, but they would probably be taxing the cash cows of people of (more) influence.

for food. In Naklua market a while back, I saw three Bamboo sharks for sale, which horrified me, but not as much as seeing this beautiful young shark ray which was in a fish tank

Recently on Beach Road two tourists were badly beaten up by jetski gangs, and there are daily complaints of tourists being scammed by jetski renters. Something urgent and

drastic needs to be done about that, like having a proper insurance scheme in place for all jestki renters, and making them wear jackets with identification numbers. And arresting some of the people doing the beating would also help. For years, Pattaya and Jomtien beaches have been eroded by the sea. A beach resort without a beach is not good PR, but a recent suggestion that the city buy sand and dump it to create an artificial beach extending 50 metres out into the sea struck me as crazy, and unaffordable, certainly without some serious investigation into winds, tides, and environmental impact. It is not only Pattaya’s beach and Beach Road

that are dangerous, but also the sea. High season always brings a tragic crop of fatalities in Pattaya’s waters, ranging from recent unfortunate drownings near the beach, to speedboats killing surfacing divers, jetski injuries and of course, recently, outrageous tourist boat deaths and collisions. The city needs to be vigilant to ensure Pattaya’s beachfront and beachside are attractive and well managed, with one eye on ensuring that the Russian Rouble doesn’t dry up anytime soon. City Hall must have read my recent article on the problems of Russians not being able to lie on the city’s beaches, because a recent inspection recommended precisely what I had said – namely, less brollies more beach, otherwise there is a risk of overcrowding on the tiny scraps of free beach allocated to Russians, as rows of deckchairs largely lie empty alongside them.

for drug-addled teens in the south of Thailand, and is made by boiling leaves of the krathom tree, before adding human ashes taken from beneath funeral pyres following cremation ceremonies. Apparently this is not the first unusual booze to come out of the South.

For years authorities have been trying to stamp out something called ‘4x100’, which is a mixture of krathom extract, cola, cough medicine and ground up mosquito repellent coils. Pass the sick bag Somchai. Contact me at pattaya todaypete@yahoo.com

Local Booze

I have a friend coming out to Thailand in March, who has expressed a foolhardy interest in trying some local Thai booze. I have often bought something my missus calls “Uh” or “Oh” (certainly “Uhoh” when you drink it) in Nong Khai, in earthenware pots, alcohol fermented over rice, break the seal, bang in the bamboo straw and hey presto. Instant oblivion. Recently I tried some Kao Lak from 7:11 to see if I thought he’d like this. To cries from my missus of “where did you park your samlor” I tried it but didn’t like it. However, I think trying the following Thai concoction is out. Nicknamed Avatar, it is the latest booze craze in a seafood restaurant in Jomtien, along with another, smaller shark ray and a reef shark. I was appalled by this and refused to eat in the restaurant. Aren’t any of these creatures protected species? Or is that a really stupid question in Pattaya.


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Thailand Dangerous Dear Ed. I am returning on holiday to Pattaya and understand from my friends that Thai Immigration has imposed regulations concerning how much money one needs on arrival in the country. Can you confirm this info? Or better still write a reply to this letter so my friends can read it and pass it on to me? Regards, Jim Harrison, Bristol, UK Dear Jim & friends Yes, apparently the Immigration Department, Bangkok, has already put in place new entry requirements to enter Thailand, namely that a minimum amount of funds are required for all and any passengers in order to enter Thailand, which must be declared to immigration before entry is allowed. Presumably this is to stop the entry of destitutes who might resort to crime to survive here. The requirements are as follows for each visa class: 1. Transit Visa holder: must hold a minimum of Bt10,000 per passenger or Bt20,000 per family. 2. Tourist Visa holder: must hold a minimum of Bt20,000 per passenger or Bt40,000 per family. 3. Visa on Arrival: must hold a minimum of Bt10,000 per passenger or Bt20,000 per family. 4. Non Immigrant Visa holder: must hold a minimum of Bt20,000 per passenger or Bt40,000 per family. Apparently, the funds can be in any recognised currency. The Immigration Dept. stipulates that the above regulations must be adhered to otherwise entry to the country is likely to be refused. Dear Editor, I recently visited Pattaya and was absolutely appalled at the standard of driving and complete lack of road courtesy. I saw people riding motorbikes on the pavements, everyone jumping red lights, only foreigners getting stopped for not wearing crash helmets, while Thais escaped scot free. Plus no one is prepared to stop to let pedestrians cross resulting in many having to brave the traffic to get across the road which seems to speed along at far too high a speed for anyone in a built up area. How on earth do you survive in such a maverick town? Truly yours, Gladys Erwin, returning to Jomtien soon. Dear Gladys, Yes, we have very questionable traffic conditions in this city, where apparently anything goes. I think we have all experienced the phenomena that you speak of and more than once risked our collective lives not only in crossing the roads but have narrowly escaped being mown down on pavements by a hair’s breadth by maniacs of all ages, particularly teenagers and those manifestly far too young to drive a motorcycle. In the recent New Year’s clamp down, many road users, motorists and motorcyclists, were apprehended without licences

or insurance, as well as many being drunk and incapable. I’m afraid it needs many more complaints written by such as yourself, perhaps directly to the City Fathers, to complain about the outrageous driving standards before we can expect any change. Considering that road traffic accidents, amounting to 20,458 deaths (8.1%), were recorded in 2005 as the second highest cause of death for Thai males who are evidently the worst offenders, it seems totally inconceivable to any rational person how the authorities can allow such a state of affairs to continue, let alone permit the affect on and drain on health resources that such traffic mayhem allows. Hopefully, things will change soon; we all earnestly hope so. Dear Editor, I saw a recent report in another Pattaya newspaper about a seemingly prominent foreign Pattaya businessman being apprehended by the police for driving round town armed to the teeth, masquerading as a police affiliated official. Is this the norm in Pattaya, thus justifying your reputation of being the Wild East? Thankfully, I am a resident of Hua Hin where such things just don’t happen. Jacques De La Mer, Hua Hin. Dear Jacques, No, I think that the individual you are referring to is a lone representative of such types. He apparently was once a trainer of the Thai police and possessed the necessary credentials whilst working with a previous police administration. However, a new police chief has been appointed and, like all new brooms, is eager to set a good example. Accordingly, the individual in question was arrested for possessing firearms without a licence and having documentation that is outdated. I’m afraid more cannot be said because the matter is sub judicae, but hopefully we will be able to keep you informed in the main part of the paper as the case unfolds. Dear Editor, Can you clarify a point of contention that my mates and I have been having over a certain matter. I maintain that there are artefacts on Mars that are being hushed up by NASA among others, but my mates think I’m insane. What do you think? Jake Harrison, Naklua Dear Jake, No, I have it on good authority that I wholeheartedly believe that your contention of artefacts on Mars is correct, so you aren’t insane, at least about that! There apparently was an advanced civilization on Mars which was annihilated at the same time as the great maritime civilization, which Plato called Atlantis, in 9500 BC. Apparently, the Vela supernova exploded and fragments of it entered the Solar System and collided with Mars, which was then an active, verdant planet with a common human society and destroyed the ecology of Mars. On Earth, supernova remnants apparently caused a polar shift resulting in the sinking of the last island(s) of Atlantis. Those survivors of the Martian civilization that didn’t transfer to Earth built underground cities under the surface of Mars, according to the eminent exo-politician Dr. Alfred Webbre (exo-politics is the belief in extra-terrestrial life and its practitioners attempt to communicate with what we’d call alien life forms). A recent NASA probe, Spirit, discovered various artefacts such as pyramidal-shaped structures and other remnants of buildings. In the photos they took, various sculptures of humanoids, animals, dinosaurs like Plesiosaurs and hybrids were identified by independent researchers, which can be seen on www.exopolitics.com. The whole discovery was apparently covered up by NASA as it has done with many similar findings, for their own dark purposes.

Reportedly, Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij was recently both concerned and surprised to discover that Thailand is now considered the ninth most dangerous country worldwide as regards terrorism by UK’s Maplecroft’s Terrorism Risk Index. This ranking is based on the ongoing Muslim Insurgency in Southern Thailand, now in its fifth year of escalation, with almost daily killings of Buddhists, Muslims, teachers, police and military, amounting to over 3,900 dead, by a number of separatist groups, including the PULO, BRN GMIP, and RKK. Funding for this insurgency was imaginatively ascribed by the Council for National Security in 2006 to restaurants selling Tom Yam Kung soup in Malaysia! A claim hotly disputed by the Malaysians. Forbes manifestly doesn’t agree with Maplecroft, instead this country is counted 4th overall among its “10 Friendliest Countries” to expats, ranking 1st as regards making friends and finding somewhere to live, but only 16th when it comes to making local friends. Perhaps Maplecroft’s Terrorism Risk Index was also considering the mad antics of the Red Shirts, whose recent behaviour as regards planting bombs at Rajamangala University of Technology and the Supreme Court, Deputy PM Trairong Suwannakhiri rightly considered is likely to adversely affect investment and tourism, as well as forcing PM Abhisit to ride around in an armoured Land Rover. On the other hand, it may just be that Maplecroft had heard the urban rumours that there are few ardent militants amongst the Red Shirt ranks, but that a significant number are “only there for the beer”, attending rallies solely because of the refreshments, food and Bt200 inducements! It could also be that Maplecroft had heard of the increasing number of females in the Red Shirt ranks, so that when Solar Cycle 24 peaks between 2012-2013, the solar maximum historically causing revolutions and wars, according to a Russian professor’s Index of Human Excitability, the women will keep their men in line. What Forbes and Maplecroft didn’t notice, however, are the grim statistics of the Seventh United Nations Survey where Thailand ranks number one globally with 79.58% of murders committed with a firearm, over 25,000 in total and that Thailand has one of the world’s highest per-capita murder rates, on average 6,000 annually. Two leading UK newspapers were nearer the mark, certainly as regards the safety of Brits in Thailand. The Independent on 13 January 2008 ran an article headlined “With so many Britons murdered in Thailand, why does our Government not warn of the dangers faced there?” The article goes on to state that at least 17 Britons were murdered in Thailand between 2003-6, including Hua Hin resident, Toby Charnaud, brutally slain by his Thai wife, whose British “family want to know why our Government is so reluctant to warn that the ‘Land of Smiles’ is one of the most dangerous places on earth for its British residents.” Other murders include a sexually-motivated killing of a young British woman; a Thai police officer executing two backpackers in a crowded street; shootings, throat-cuttings and two cases of other Westerners murdering UK nationals; as well as several cases of Thai wives or their family members having their British husbands contract-killed. In all, almost 10% of all murders of Britons abroad are committed in Thailand! The article then goes on to highlight Pattaya, asserting “it is believed by some that more British citizens meet a violent end here than anywhere else in Thailand... some sources claim that it is up to four every week,” and that “of the 226 average annual deaths of British citizens in Thailand recorded by the FCO, a large percentage are in Pattaya, including a considerable number of suspicious-sounding “suicides” – jumping from balconies.” The FCO apparently declared “The trouble with [giving advice about the murder rate]... is that it would effectively highlight the number of murders over the past year or more here, which in the current circumstances could have a disproportionate impact on Thailand’s reputation and legitimate commercial interests.” The other leading UK paper to lambast Thailand is The Times, which in an article on August 25, 2009, asserted “British tourists are more likely to be killed in Thailand than any other destination,” ascribing 269 deaths and 324 reported hospitalisations in 2008 mainly to motorbike accidents and that “Thailand has one of the world’s highest road traffic accident rates, almost all of which involve motorbikes. On average 38 people a day die in motorcycle accidents in Thailand,” continuing to say the 269 deaths “mean that Thailand has the highest rate of deaths in proportion to the number of British tourists of any country worldwide.” In Thailand’s favour, one suspects many of these British accident victims were young, drunk inexperienced, emulating Thais and daredevil and that 269 is not many out of the 860,000 British tourists who visited Thailand in the first quarter of 2009, uneventfully. Certainly, road safety standards need to be tightened up and enforced. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s government is making attempts to solve the Southern terrorist problem. And having lived in Pattaya for 10 years, I’ve never seen a murder, gun or robbery. Perhaps some objectivity, not sensationalism, is needed here.


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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 ‘To Be’ or ‘Not to Be Real’, It’s Really a Hard Work for Shakespeare! Shakespeare’s quote in Henry VI that “the first thing to do, let’s kill all the lawyers” has been popular among the American public during the later stages of the twentieth century coinciding with a quote from Hitler “It’s shameful to be a lawyer”. Only our candid former prime minister who has a doctorate degree in Criminal Justice from Houston University gave us a very clear definition of a lawyer, that a “lawyer is a person who helps the wrong doer”. This is the reason why he retained a team of lawyers to seek justice for his family. The above quotation gives us the ambivalent perception of a lawyer, who will be the one casting the first stone? In good times, nobody needs a lawyer. But at a bad time even a devil still needs a lawyer, as we say, a “Devil’s Advocate”. Someone asked me if I could represent a client if the case is representation against the

LEGAL corner today

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will of god. I just replied that I believe in what Jesus said “No man can serve two masters”. What should I do if I decide to represent you? If we think in a secular way, even a devil has the right of advocacy. Many pagans during the dark period were put in holocaust without trial and advocacy. It is a real stigma in a history of mankind. Dan Quayle, a lawyer who became the US presidential candidate pointed out that the US has by far the highest percentage of lawyers per capita of any country in the world, while Japan has more engineers than lawyers. Some people may have the criticism that the US is a contentious society. However, it is undeniable that the US is the best country for civic rights, especially consumer protection, unlike Thailand where we still continue suffering from the maxim of “Caveat Emptor”. It is difficult keeping our society in good order, under the eye of aristocrats, who never want to share with us either bread or cake of justice. Lawyers in the US who are “King of Tort” can make their fortune from contingency fees for class action lawsuit against giant pharmaceutical companies. In Thailand, people hate King of Tort lawyers more than unethical medical doctors or greedy manufacturers. Some cynical people exaggerate that lawyers in the US can even coach you to slide and fall down properly in the supermarket. In the world of utilitarianism, people do everything for their own benefits. It is a real hypocrisy to say that all lawyers have to render services to all people

without money in mind. The “Pro Bono Publico” or free services for lawyers in the US is narrowed to some specific circumstances for indigent clients. Who will dare to sue a giant pharmaceutical company if the lawyer will not be handsomely rewarded? Thai society prejudices against the litigation as a “Barratry” which is a vexation against the public order. There is a famous old Chinese saying “eating a pile of dog poo is better than having a lawsuit in court”. This saying definitely strengthens the mentality of “Lawyer Phobia”. Some optimistic people consider lawyer as social engineers who maintain a quality of justice. If we build a road, we need a civil engineer for the construction. However, when the quality of that road is bad, we need a maverick lawyer who will sue the relevant government office and civil engineer in charge for any accidents due to the low quality construction causing the accident. In the past, there have been many pedestrians falling down uncovered black holes excavated by city hall. They had to forget and go back home without any compensation. We need the social engineer to ensure that all roads will lead us to the destination of justice not perdition. The word “lawyer” in Thai is “Thanai Kwam” which is equivalent to Attorneyat-Law in the US, Solicitor/ Barrister/Advocate in the UK and Ireland, Avocat in France and Rechtsanwalt in Germany. The word “Thanai” literally means “Servant” and “Kwam” means “Case”. Section 4 of the Lawyer Act

Education

Chinese New Year!

by Miss Rikke – MCCI Preschool A2.

At MCCI, we had a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration! It was colorful and very noisy and everybody – children, parents as well as teachers had a fantastic time. While studying China and Chinese New Year, we came across a sweet little story about the Chinese calendar. The Chinese calendar is based on the lunar year, so the date of Chinese New Year changes every year. The Chinese calendar follows a 12-year pattern with each year named after an animal. There are various stories which explain this but the one we came upon is that Buddha invited

all of the animals to join him for a New Year celebration. Only 12 animals turned up, so to reward the animals that did come, Buddha named a year after each of them in the order that they arrived. The rat came first followed by the ox, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and then finally the pig.

Depending on the year you are born, you are believed to have the various character traits of that year’s animal. True or not – the story is lovely! It is one out of many Chinese tales which are all fascinating and enjoyable. Happy Chinese New Year to everybody from all of us here at MCCI!

of Thailand 1985 denotes that a lawyer is a person who has been registered as a lawyer with a license issued by the Lawyers Council of Thailand. To be a lawyer, the candidate must have a bachelor of law degree (LL.B) from an accredited

university in Thailand with a one-year lawyer internship. The candidate has to pass examinations of the Lawyers Council of Thailand for both legal and ethical knowledge. The candidate must have an impeccable record. The fugitive coming from the underworld will not pass this examination. How about fake lawyers in Pattaya? The real lawyers will be proud to show you their licenses in both Thai and English. Thailand and the US share the same concept that “All lawyers are created equal”. There is no regulated professional specialism in Thailand whereby all lawyers can handle all kinds of legal works both consultation and advocacy in court. In the UK, elite barristers are called “QC” or “Queen Counsel”, all solicitors have to register their professional specialism with the Law Society to ensure that the client or legal consumers will be able to ascertain the competence before retaining a proper lawyer instead of depending upon the old maxim

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of “Caveat Emptor”. According to the Lawyer Act 1985, all lawyers are regulated and supervised by the Lawyers Council of Thailand which is theoretically independent from political influence. The Lawyers Council of Thailand imposes the Regulation on Professional Ethics which is updated in comparison to the Rule of Professional Conduct in USA or UK. The professional misconduct can be reported to the Professional Ethics Committee in Bangkok or other provinces. The President of the Lawyers Council of Thailand is elected by a majority vote of lawyers for a fixed three–year term with re-election of no more than two consecutive terms. The present President is Dej-Udom Krailert, Esq. This president has a great international vision to upgrade the legal profession in the Kingdom of Thailand. There are many persons holding a lawyer license in Thailand. It’s really hard work for Shakespeare! The lawyers practicing in Pattaya are not only the ones having the office but also the fly-in lawyers coming from Bangkok and surrounding areas. There is no record of professional specialism registered with the Lawyers Council of Thailand in order that all clients can ascertain the competence of lawyers for specific clients and services, especially conveyanceing for foreign clients which is in high demand in Pattaya. Real Thai lawyers are needed for booming real estate business. The problem is the English competence that most Thai lawyers can speak as well as lawyers from the UK because

the whole period of 4 years in a university is conducted in the Thai language. Some Thai’s always retort foreigners blaming our linguistic weakness that our country has never been colonized. It is a real national pride. Due to the weakness in the English language of lawyers in Pattaya in the early days, there were many English speaking people without legal education professing themselves as lawyer. In the midst of 1980, there were more bilingual lawyers coming to Pattaya. The development of lawyers in Pattaya over the years, from where there were desks in the tour companies or restaurants has been astounding. Most work is “Marriage for Foreigners”. Now there are many signs “Legal Services” in windows of most real estate companies. We will talk about these one-eye men who try to be the king in this land of the blind, where not only love is blind but also justice for all expatriates. A retired British gentleman put millions in a trustee account of a fake law firm who have already gone with the wind. This fake law firm had an advertising page in a throwaway media. Instead of using this throwaway paper to wrap “Fish and Chipc”, this gullible British read and believed in the misleading information and trusted this firm. He does not understand why nobody can do anything against these individuals, because in the UK, you will go to the monkey house for many years if you profess yourself to be a solicitor without professional license. In the UK, even a funeral undertaker must have a license to touch your dead body”.


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Fool in Paradise

Last year Barack Obama was sworn in as American President after a sweeping electoral victory based on a platform of ‘change’. I remember it well. The same thing happened in Australia back in 1972 when, after three decades on the opposition benches, the Australian Labor Party led by Gough Whitlam came to power with the slogan ‘It’s Time’ [for a change]. I remember that also. We mortals are almost always discontented with some aspect of our lives so the moment someone offers us ‘change’ we embrace it in the hope they will fix our particular problems and make our lives more tolerable. Unfortunately, in many cases, the ‘change’ delivered is not exactly what the majority of us asked for or wanted. It seems that, although many of us want ‘change’, we are only comfortable with small and manageable ‘change’; we don’t want to wake up one morning to find our world has been turned upside down during the night.

Change

Not me. I love ‘change’; I want ‘change’; I embrace ‘change’; I just never seem to get it! Here in Pattaya, I live with my Thai girlfriend or ‘Primary Care Giver’ as I usually refer to her. In the general scheme of things the relationship is fine, but there are one or two little annoyances I’d like to change. The first and foremost being that I never get any change! Like most Thai ladies in her age group she was born riding a motorbike. In the delivery ward her mother didn’t have to “PUSH!” - my darling just sped out on an infantsized motorbike. Because of her subsequent mobility, she sometimes runs errands for me or buys little items I may need from time to time. Each time I give her explicit instructions and enough money to cover the purchase. Then she disappears for an hour or two. She always returns with something resembling what I’d requested but I have never yet received any change. This got to be so annoying

The Smart Dog

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dachshund along for company. One day, the dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having him for lunch. The dachshund thinks, “OK, I’m in deep trouble now!” Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly, “Boy, that was one delicious

leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here.” Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. “Whew,” says the leopard. “That was close. That dachshund nearly had me.” Meanwhile, a monkey, who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the dachshund saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans

at one point that I surreptitiously amassed a collection of coins and small denomination notes. I had 1,000 baht in 5 and 10-baht coins, about 1,000 baht in 20’s, another 1,000 in 50’s and another 2,000 in 100’s. This was my stash for any time she needed money or I needed her to buy something for me. It didn’t take long to discover that handing out the exact amount in change works well, as long as you know the prices of the items you are buying. More often than not, I would be forced to estimate the cost and hand over a larger note with the instructions; “Bring me back the change.” Never happened. After about a month I ran out of the small notes and coins and was too lazy to collect any more. Another example is my bank account. On the odd occasion I have run short of ready cash so a visit to an ATM is required to replenish stocks. Since the nearest ATM is quite a distance from my apartment, I sometimes

send Primary Care Giver off on her motorbike with the ATM card to withdraw the money for me. Now, before you start ranting and raving that this is a stupid idea, let me explain. Under normal circumstances, handing a Thai lady your ATM card is sheer lunacy, but this account is not a credit account. It is my secondary account and never has any more than 5,000 baht in it. Should I lose it or have it stolen, it would hurt but not ruin my life. So let’s say I send her off with the words, “Draw out 1,000 baht and keep 500 baht to buy whatever you need. Bring the other 500 baht back to me.” I swear, to this day I have never received the full 500 baht back. It is always – ALWAYS – something in the order of 480 or 450 or even 300 baht, but never the full amount. And she always has an explanation or excuse. Other expats I have spoken to report having similar ‘change’ problems. We agree that in most cases it is not about the money, it is the

and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here monkey, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine.” Now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks, “What am I going

to do now?” But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet ... and, just when they get close enough to hear, the dachshund says.................. “Where’s that darn monkey? Sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard.”

principle. If you check bin at a bar and pay the 480 baht bill with a 500 baht note, you expect the waiter or waitress will bring back your 20 baht in change. If you leave before he or she returns then it is accepted as a tip. If you wait for it then it is up to you whether you leave it as a tip or not. ‘Change’ is not automatically a tip! I blame Americans with their sanctimonious “keep the change” attitude. On another occasion I loaned 2,000 baht to a female friend (“same, same my sister”) of my Primary Care Giver, with the promise she would pay me back by the end of the month. Yes, I do know the rules: Under normal circumstances, lending a Thai lady money and expecting it back is sheer lunacy, but this lady was desperate and I could write off the loss. I also calculated that if she didn’t pay me back it would be a good excuse to refuse to grant any further loans. Moral high ground, so to speak. Three months later I asked

Pattaya Today 17 PCG what had happened to the lady and my money. She informed me her friend did in fact pay the money back on the due date but I was not around so the lady gave it to her to pass on. I immediately held my hand out. The response was a convoluted story of unfulfilled needs, wants and desires culminating in the fact PCG had found more important uses for the cash than returning it to its source. That led me to an important decision. Knowing I could not win under the existing circumstances, I decided not to fight but to keep track of all the ‘change’ I was missing out on. Adding all the bits and pieces up at the end of the month, I then deducted the total from her personal allowance. When she asked why her pocket money was light, I would show her the list. The tactical benefits were immediate; instead of thirty squabbles a month, we are now down to just one. But my lady did change to a limited degree and I now receive a lot more ‘change’. Although I seem to have had a minor victory, the battle is still to be won. If only I could get her to understand that I like her hair the way it is and it does not need to be ‘changed’ on a weekly basis. Once I win that battle, I’ll convince her to ‘change’ her opinion that she ‘needs’ 240 pairs of shoes!


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Amor Mango Mania 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 Mango extravaganzas including Pork Fillet, Chicken Breast or Salmon Fillet with Rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins and cashew nuts in a light curry sauce. Whilst waiting, don’t forget to try one of their spectacular Mango 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.

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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 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, www.gregskit chennorthpattaya.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.pattayaback gammonleague.com 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-archeryclub.com Royal Cliff Wine Club Thursday, 04 March 2010, 19.00 hrs Grill Room and Wine Cellar, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, featuring six fabulous wines at baht 2,200.- net only per person. (Includes a glass of each reception and dinner wines totaling six varieties of wines, masterfully crafted multicourse menu, coffee/Ceylon tea with Royal pralines cookies, service charge and VAT) Limited seats available by prepaid reservation only Boyz Town’s first ever Charity Bazaar Boyz Town, Pattayaland Soi 3 is holding its first ever street bazaar on August 1st. with all proceeds to aid Pattaya Pride and Thais 4 Life! Dig deep and clear out those unwanted saleable

items and donate now, contact any of our members, listed below, or call John on 0861449365 to arrange delivery or collection of larger items. A Night of Jazz at Manhattans On Saturday 6th March Manhattans Restaurant and Bar will host a fantastic evening of jazz featuring The Manhattans Band with Special Guest Artist. Against the stunning backdrop of the Manhattans restaurant, the band will perform many of the jazz classics and favourites. Enjoy dinner from the specially created a la carte menu, and sit back and enjoy what promises to be a night to remember. We will start the music extravaganza at 8pm with 3 sets each lasting 45 minutes. For those not wishing to drive please book our complimentary limousine service. Rock N’Wine at dusitD2 baraquda pattaya Saturday 6 march 2010 at s.e.a restaurant. Put on your leather jacket and leather loafers for an extraordinary wine dinner experience like no other. Chef Chettha will rock the house with his wine dinner menu of grape inspired dishes, complemented with exclusive wines from Siam winery. thb 1,600++ (Inclusive of pre-dinner cocktails, five-course dinner, wines and show) the wine dinner rocks from 7pm

the start line before the start signal, the following 3 races got underway without any false starts. The conditions continued to provide challenging but superb sailing for all. Bualong, Paenyaem, and Deenak continued as in the first race and won all the races in their respective classes on the first day. In the standard class, Narbonne picked up a further 2 second places but suffered in the third race of the day, when a significant wind shift on the last beat favoured the opposite side of the course to the one he was on. This allowed Chris Dando and Khun Chualapong Chanyim to slip though to claim second and third respectively. After the first day’s racing, although the respective leaders were dominating, there was all to play for to secure second in all the fleets. There were also many very tired faces ashore after 4 hard very competitive races. Sunday dawned with a repeat of the previous day’s conditions, although possibly the wind was even slightly

stronger! Bualong and Paenyaem continued their dominance. In fact they probably enjoyed themselves by racing more against each other than against their competitors in the respective fleets! The fight for second place in the standard class was still open amongst 5 competitors. Eventually Kevin Whitcraft, the Commodore of RVYC, pulled through to secure the runner up slot by sailing an excellent 4 races on the Sunday. He managed just to triumph over Narbonne – in fact they ended up with the same number of points but under the rules to resolve ties, Whitcraft was given second. In the radial class, Khun Kamolwan Chanyim scored

3 further second places and a third to pull through to second over Khun Oat. This was a great performance especially as she also finished the leading female competitor, and was sailing superbly in the very testing physical conditions. Also in the radial class, Malcolm Humphreys finished as the winner of the Great Grand Master category for those over 65 years old. Again, what a great performance in the rough conditions! In the 4.7 class, Deenak didn’t have everything his own way as he had had on the Saturday. Khun Supakon Pongwichean won both the first and last races of the day. Khun Sittisart Ponpun sailed a great second race to score

his first victory, with Deenak winning the third race. Overall for the weekend, Deenak had done enough to win fairly comfortably from Pongwichean in second. It was an excellent weekend of sailing and everyone knew they had sailed a tough but memorable 2010 Thai National Championship! It was also excellent preparation for the coming events in Thailand at Varuna. Please join us in supporting and wishing good luck to the Thai teams competing in both events! Sponsorship/ advertising packages are still available for the 4.7 Worlds; please contact RVYC (generalmanager@varuna. org) for details.

National and International Laser Events come to Royal Varuna Yacht Club

Strong winds and rough seas greeted the 26 competitors as they rigged their boats for the 2010 Thai Laser Nationals at Royal Varuna Yacht Club over the weekend of the 20/21st of February. This was the first of several National and International Laser events being held at Varuna from February to April. From the 6th to 12th of March, the 2010 Asia Pacific Laser Championship, combined with the 2010 Asia Pacific Laser Masters Championship, will be sailed. This event has already got 74 entries from over 11 countries including America, Australia and Europe as well as Asia. After this there is the 2010 World Laser 4.7 Youth Championship from 31st of March to 8th of April. This is one of the premier World Championships for competitors between the ages of 12 and 18. So far this has attracted 112 of the world’s top youth sailors from 27 different countries. There were several nervous faces amongst the sailors as the fleet set off from the beach for the first of 4 races of the Nationals on Saturday 20th. The south-easterly wind was

opposed by a strong tide kicking up some big waves. Race 1 was started promptly just after noon with the first of a series of excellent courses set by Varuna’s resident race officers Khun Visanu and Khun Sukit. The reigning Thai Laser National Champion, Khun Keerati Bualong showed his intention from the start by leading the fleet home in the standard rig class, followed home by Philippe Narbonne. In the radial rig class, Khun Natthawut Paenyaem dominated his competitors with an easy win. In fact he was quicker with his slightly smaller radial rig than almost everyone except Bualong. In the 4.7 class for the competitors under 18, Khun Chaichunawut Deenak also opened his score with an excellent first place. Despite the tide doing its best to force everyone over


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WOMEN TODAY

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Womanly Wiles!

by Bee McConville I recently read an article about how women need to be more assertive to get ahead in the world of business. I think we all know that this particular world happens to be dominated by grey, testosterone-fuelled business men who only appoint women if they behave like men (only better!) In fact, if you do a quick search on Google you’ll find that there are courses all over the place for women to attend and learn how to get their own way in the land of men by asserting themselves and behaving more like the men they are competing with. I actually have a problem with women who call themselves assertive because most of them over-do it and come across as downright rude. The worst offenders happen to be Australian women who think that ‘assertive’ means being in your face and using

tend towards misogyny, bellicosity and uncouthness. Nevertheless, Aussie females really need to learn the difference between being assertive and being downright aggressive. And American women tend to confuse assertiveness with being loud. Take Hilary Clinton (sorry, Rodham) for example. When she is being diplomatic she speaks with a quite gentle voice, but when she is trying to get her point across in a kind of ‘I want you to do what I want you to because I say so’ kind of way her volume knob gets turned up and assertiveness translates into harsh American abrasiveness. Actually, the women who seem to get the tone just about right are much closer to home. Have you ever noticed how Thai ladies never raise their voice, never appear abrasive and always smile, yet still they get their way in the business world? But don’t be misled by their apparent gentleness and seeming docility. Thai women learnt a long time ago that getting your own way doesn’t necessarily involve being forward or pushy.

in the big bad world we have to become more masculine and reflect those traits that are apparent in successful business men. However, the more we

Successful women who get what they want do so because they maximise their femininity, their sexuality and any other female wiles that they

“We should use the gifts that we were given at birth and exploit our womanly wiles to the fullest”.

try and behave like men the less successful we become because, in all honesty, men don’t really trust women who don’t behave like women. What women have to understand is that, despite all the feminist activity that has occurred over the last fifty years, we are never going to achieve success by adopting male gender characteristics.

can use, abuse or milk for what they are worth. Instead of trying to morph into a male in order to compete on a level playing field we should admit that the playing field is never going to be that level so we should use the gifts that we were given at birth and exploit our womanly wiles to the fullest. If you are not sure what I mean just pull up a

So there I was, enjoying the splendours of Central Festival Beach Road and deciding what delicacy I was going to pick off the menu while I watched the sun disappear behind the dusky horizon ... when my reverie was rudely interrupted by the sound crew on the lower ground floor who were preparing for an outdoor performance. Now generally when sound crews here in Thailand opt to do a check on their mixing board and amplifiers, it generally takes ten seconds while they mumble something into the mike like,’neung, song, sam’ or other such sophisticated stuff and then wander off to have a fag and wait for the band to turn up an hour or so later. But no, not this particular gang, oh no. The guy doing the checking was clearly over qualified and was taking his job unusually seriously by ensuring that he spent at least ten minutes on

each and every slider of his mixing board come graphic equalizer. And

stool at a local beer bar and watch the girls in action – see how they flatter their prey in such an outrageous way, watch how they move in close and make their male target the sole focus of their attention, admire the way they pout and simper until the punter can no longer resist so sits down and orders a drink. Now I’m not for one moment suggesting that we overtly offer sexual favours in the boardroom (although that might certainly win a few new contracts) but I am suggesting that we can exaggerate some of our feminine charms to

good effect. Why aim to ape men by wearing a cover-itall-up suit when a tight, figure hugging low cut top will get you far more attention? Why try and out-talk the men when we can just lower our chin, raise our eyes and flutter those lashes when we want to get our own way? Why thump the table when we can just cross our legs and hitch that hem up a tad higher? So, ladies, may I suggest that we stop worrying about whether we are being assertive enough and start trying to be a little more sweet and sexy instead!

Sod the Sound Check!

“Admire the way they pout and simper until the punter can no longer resist so sits down and orders a drink”.

bullying tactics to get their own way. These women appear belligerent, foul mouthed and ill-mannered, but maybe they have to be that way in order to be successful in businesses which are full to the brim with Australian men, who we all know

In fact, a Thai female’s secret weapon is the very thing that western women try to discard and avoid at all costs – her femininity. You see that is where we western ladies have made a big mistake. We think that in order to be successful

a, a, a, a, a, one, one, one, one, one, b, b, b, b, b, …….’ and so on for long enough to make most p e o p l e sharing the terrace with me realise that this was possibly going to go on for at least an hour. And he was a persistent l i t t l e b***ger too as no matter how many Now Robbie Williams he WASN’T!!! of us hung no, he was not going to over the terrace and shouted dabble briefly with his loudly and rudely for him to microphone for as little shut up and go away (only time as possible. In fact, not using such polite it sounded to me like language) he continued he was going to repeat every on his merry way and would letter of the English alphabet not cease to voice words into until he was one hundred his very well amplified mike! percent satisfied that the The poor old waiters in the sound was just perfect. So restaurant looked totally it went something like, ‘a, miffed as one by one their a, a, a, a, a, a, tap, tap, tap, customers stormed off to

find somewhere a little more sound-proofed and where they could enjoy some sort of conversation which did not involve shouting over the noise of the man with the mike downstairs. So whose idea was it to do a sound check at sun down just when the maximum number of people would be seated at the outdoor eateries sipping a cold beer and enjoying the view? Who thought it would be a jolly good idea to amplify a voice that would echo all the way up the Central building due to its interesting architectural design and find its way into every ear in a hundred metre radius? And don’t bother even attempting to answer that rhetorical question because, when it comes to decisions of this sort, there is absolutely no method in the Thai madness! I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie


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Grand Opening at the Father Ray Foundation’s purpose built Sports area

Thanks to the amazing generosity of local sportspeople of Pattaya, we are delighted to present the materialisation of a two year dream for ourselves and primary fundraisers Ronnie Ryan and Mick Ramshaw from The Bunker Bar, Pattaya’s foremost post-golf hostelry. They were admirably aided and abetted by William Macey and the Pattaya Sports Club. At the opening ceremony we invited Khun Ronnie to kick the first ball across the new Sports area into the goal! Ronnie Ryan was the original volunteer football coach at Father Ray Foundation Drop in Centre in Thepprasit Road (opp Soi 15) and it is largely due to his persistence that this magnificent Sports area is built. The multi-purpose area can be used for many other physical activities besides football and on the opening day we were treated to a Volley Ball match before enjoying dinner with the students. Our next major project at the Father Ray Foundation Outreach and Drop in Centre is the building of a ‘Half Way House’, funds (over 1.1 million Baht) have been donated by the “Danish Foundation for Pattaya”. The building will be completed by the end of this summer and accommodate six street kids, classrooms and computer room. The Father Ray Foundation is caring for 850 abused, abandoned and isolated children and disabled young adults all of whom need shelter, food, clothing, healthcare and education. To support the Father Ray Foundation please visit online www.fr-ray.org/donate or Tel: 038 716 628 for more information.

Bunker Bar owners, Mick & Ronnie, watch FRF Drop In Thai dancers, traditional and modern, entertaining guests

Drop In dancers with Father Ray Foundation Thai PR Officer, Khun Oe; William from PSC with friends!

Auto Alliance Golf Scramble

There were big prizes to be won, sparkling entertainment to enjoy and big money donated to Father Ray foundation! Thank you auto alliance and your customers for 600,000 baht! Two hundred and forty four golfers eagerly set off with their caddies to take part in the AutoAlliance Charity Scramble. First stop of the day, however, was a haunting performance performed by the musical students from Father Ray Foundation School for the Blind which was a great start to the day at the luxurious Pattana Golf and Sports Resort, Siracha City. The Directors of Auto Alliance, Rayong’s most important spare parts supplier, and a Ford/Mazda affiliated company, had invited their customers from all along the Eastern Seaboard to enjoy a day of golf and help feed the 850 abused, abandoned children and disabled young adults that Father Ray Foundation cares for in Pattaya, Thailand. “Father Ray Foundation never turns away a needy child” In addition to the lure of possibly attaining that “hole in one” to win a bright green Mazda, the golfers were treated so some of the most exciting entertainment in the area. Father Ray Foundation boys from The Children’s Home performed a memorable presentation of Thai Boxing. The youngsters, oldest 14 and youngest 7, showed admirably the focus and precision required to be proficient at this sport. Stars of the night though, were the Father Ray Vocational School students’ Wheelchair Brake Dancing troup. Two hundred sportsmen from Thailand, Europe and Japan, sat on the edges of their seats, holding their breath as the fearless young disabled men performed near impossible feats of courage and strength. We thank Auto Alliance and their customers for their donation which can provide rice to feed all our 850 children for six months; by which time we trust organisation of the 2nd Auto Alliance Charity Golf Scramble will be underway, attracting an even bigger turnout of golfers. It’s a great day! Meantime, if you’d like to support Father Ray Foundation children and disabled young adults, please donate money to www.fr-ray.org Tel: (+66) (0)387 166 28 pr@fr-ray.org www.fr-ray.org


Private Posts

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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, We recently spent some time in my wife’s home town, and at different times we watched a wedding, then a merit procession pass by her family’s home. In both parades there were some expats stumbling about trying to imitate the Thais dancing. It looks charming when Thais, young and old, perform the steps that they learn from childhood, but sweating, lumbering expats just look like cheap puppets with twisted strings. Why do these people make themselves look so stupid, surely they don’t think they are “blending in” with the locals? Second rant is about

farangs who climb on stage in gogos and push in amongst the dancers. We customers come to see sexy girls dancing, not some bare-chested, pot-bellied drunk lurching around the stage and groping the girls, cheered on by his equally moronic drunken mates. I’ve even seen western women on occasions get amongst the tiny Thai girls, shaking their enormous bums and letting their boobs hang out (it’s always the big women!). When on holiday it’s good to let your hair down, but these people bother the dancers and spoil other people’s entertainment. Two Left Feet Think you’re being a tad harsh about the farangs dancing in the processions; perhaps they often do look awkward, and maybe some do it to show they are part of the family, but they could just be having fun joining in at a happy occasion, and not bothering

anyone. However, if a pie-eyed plonker gets on stage with the gogo girls, some punters may be amused for a few minutes but others, who want to see only sexy girls and not some drunken tosser, especially if he decides to bare as much as the girls, will leave and look for another place to ogle talent without interruption. As for the female intruders, although they may well be regular size back home, most tend to look huge when surrounded by Thai girls, and they don’t have the dancers’ supple bodies, to put it politely. People are meant to have fun on a night out, but not to spoil the show for others—punters want to see sexy girls dancing, not boozed-up expats. It’s better for the club if the drunks stagger around the bar floor and leave the stage free for the pelvic-thrusting local talent to keep the punters interested, and buying.

Dear Kris & Noi, We are almost at the end of our first holiday in Thailand, and have had a great time, including ten days in Pattaya. There were many interesting places to visit, as well as being able to soak up the sun around the pool (didn’t fancy the sea, sorry!), the food selection is great, and the people are so friendly. Pattaya isn’t just for dirty old men, there’s plenty of enjoyment for a young couple, and night life is great, although I did cling tight to my boyfriend with so many beautiful girls everywhere! See you again Pattaya, that’s for certain. (Sorry, didn’t buy your paper, someone left it behind in the lobby, and fancied getting our names in a foreign paper!). Laura and James Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday, as many other young couples, families and single women do, despite Pattaya being portrayed abroad as purely

a place for sex mongers, ignoring the fine golf courses, places like Nong Nooch, excellent Thai and international cuisine, and the generally friendly atmosphere all around. Have a good journey home, see you again. Dear Kris & Noi, I often visit supermarkets for just a few items, and use the checkout counter for people with ten items or less. Many times I find myself waiting behind someone with a trolley or basket full of items, and I have to wait ages for them to be processed. When I point out the sign to them they just smile or stare at me, but don’t move away. It is also aggravating that the checkout staff never turn the people away. I always read your column, and my Thai wife enjoys it too, although I sometimes have to explain some of the humorous English slang words and expressions. I think you’ll be pleased to know that she learns these and likes to use them when we’re mixing with expat friends. Bob Layzell

Many people like you shop almost daily for just a handful of items, so the fast checkout lanes are very useful, as other checkouts frequently have long queues. Unfortunately many people, mostly Thais, have no consideration for others, and simply ignore the ten-items ruling. Checkout staff tend to be wary of criticising a customer, and lax store supervisors don’t bother either. However, although it’s a pain having to wait in a long queue when you just have milk and a loaf of bread, is your time so important that it’s worth getting into a lather over? You would have to waterboard them before they changed their ways anyway, so why not just grin and bear it, laugh at their ignorance, and fill in a comment form every time it happens? Thanks for being a regular reader, your wife too. Pleased that we are helping to improve her range of English vocabulary; better to learn slang words and phrases than swear words if she’s using them in company!


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Ripped From The Headlines

by Alan S. Brown

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The following stories, although not technically true, were suggested by actual events reported by the media here in Pattaya. Anywhere else, these stories might seem a bit toward the outrageous. However, here in ‘the extreme city,’ they may not seem strange at all. The average reader may, well indeed, yawn and say, “So, what else is new?” According to a local Pattaya publication, each kilometer of the seven kilometer Tappaya Road widening project was given to a different contractor to complete. Perhaps, the geniuses in charge thought that there would be a competitive rivalry that would encourage the various companies to finish first. Well, to paraphrase the great Sarah Palin, “How’d that work out for ya?” Following up on this brilliant idea, the owners of a well-known and much anticipated condominium project, presently moribund, but slated to be the tallest building in SE Asia (or at

least the tallest on Jomtien Second Road), have handed over ninety contracts to ninety different construction companies. Each contractor will be responsible for one floor of the building. The contractors that complete their sections of the building first will receive bonuses. No one has, yet, determined how it will be handled when a high floor (say the eightieth floor) is completed well ahead of the lower floors. (Suspend it by high tension wires, perhaps?) Another article informs us that there will be a crackdown on foreigners who back gay bars, beer bars and go-gos. Incredibly and shockingly, some suspect that when staff members are taken ‘off’ (or bar fined), these rendezvous may be related to sexual activities. There seems to be a suspicion that these young men are not being taken, solely, to enjoy a fine dinner and a night at the opera. A meeting was held recently and attended by the owners of girly bars, beer

bars and go-gos, where some of the lasses are minimally attired or in their birthday suits. Non farang owners of gay venues were in attendance, as well. All were assured that they had nothing to worry about regarding the current crackdown, as long as their establishments didn’t

working without a permit, even though his application for a work permit was currently being processed. Tellingly, a ‘team of officers’ descended on the restaurant where the desperado was allegedly working and caught him red handed sitting at a computer.

feature male entertainers or if they did, weren’t backed by farang owners. Walking Street breathed a sign of relief. The cries of “Don’t believe everything you read,” were drowned out in drunken laughter. In the Your Tax Baht at Work department, a recent news item reported that a foreign man was arrested for

As a young GI in the 1960s, and later as an English teacher, I lived on the island of Taiwan. People called it the Bao Dao, the Precious Island; and indeed it was. It was my first introduction to Asia, it was a fine place for a young man to sow his wild oats, and I retain an enduring affection for the Precious Island even in my dotage. Time changes everything, and nowadays on Taiwan the transition from a relatively poor, rural, agrarian society

to a relatively wealthy, urban, high-tech society is pretty much complete. In the old days, pedicabs, elsewhere known as bicycle rickshaws, plied the streets of Taipei, which were lined with little sidewalk restaurants. Water buffaloes and rice fields predominated in the suburbs. When I returned for a visit this past October there were no more pedicabs, no more sidewalk restaurants, no more water buffaloes, and no more rice fields. Indeed, although I was unable to verify this, I was told that Taiwan doesn’t grow rice anymore, and that all the rice is imported from Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. So are all the servants. In the old days, the Soon-Send Amah Agency used to provide Taiwanese maids and houseboys for rich foreigners. Now the Soon-Send Amah Agency is no more, the foreigners are no longer rich, and the servants are imported from the less-developed nations of Southeast Asia for rich Taiwanese. Some random notes: Rice wars: With regard to imported rice, one Taiwanese lady told me that Thai rice is no good. As a lover of Thai rice, I was shocked. But subsequent observation suggested a reason for her

thinking. The rice on Taiwan seemed more moist than the rice in Thailand, although not as moist as Japanese rice; and Taiwan has always been influenced by Japan. It may have been the relative dryness of Thai rice, and her own tastes, that shaped this lady’s deviant opinion. Breakfast wars: In the old days, you used to be able to go out and get breakfast on the street, where stalls provided hot soya milk with Taiwanese doughnuts and rice soup with salty and pickled side dishes. Nowadays, forget it. I had to search long and hard to find a soya milk shop, and I never saw rice soup sold anywhere. This is a gastronomical catastrophe to be lamented. Thais should be grateful that they can still get such amenities on the sidewalks in the morning, not to mention jok, the king of breakfasts. In the new Taiwan, my breakfast was usually a cold bagel, eaten in my room and purchased the night before from the nearest 7-Eleven. Taxi wars: Taipei has often been a bellwether for things to come in Bangkok. Many years ago, the Bangkok taxis didn’t have meters. Each time you took a taxi ride, you had to negotiate the fare in advance with the driver.

In other crime busting news, little ten years old Petey was recently spotting peeing in the bushes in a wooded area off Siam Country Club Road. Police were called and responded with a ten man special task force to apprehend the pint sized criminal. Petey was taken, in handcuffs, to the Soi Nine Hilton (aka police

station) to await the arrival of his mortified parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Prince, from England. Petey was released with a stern warning, this time. He was informed that his thoughtless action could have caused serious damage to the natural vegetation and could be considered an indecent act to the voyeurs who may have been watching. During the successful operation, there were ten gold chain snatchings, a motorbike hijacking and one murder, which could not be answered because no manpower was available. Variations of this story appear almost daily: Recently, while waiting for customers at a South Pattaya beer bar, the girls decided to while away their time playing a friendly game of dominoes. To make it interesting, the ‘service girls’ wagered small amounts of baht on the game. Apparently, a ‘concerned citizen’ observed these dastardly activities and informed the police; who duly marched the girls off to the police station and

fined them each 200 baht for illegal gambling. The dominoes, as well as 60 baht, were confiscated as evidence. The ladies were quickly allowed to return to their place of employment so they could do an honest day’s work. In the never ending quest to stamp out vice, including the scourge of illicit gambling, a squad of flak jacketed officers burst into the hotel room of Mr. John Johns, a tourist from North America. Mr. Johns and his three buddies were caught red handed playing a friendly game of Pinochle. The four miscreants spent the night in the monkey house. Their cards and one baht/fifty satang were not returned. Colonel Sven Hendrickson, from Sweden, bet his American friend, Alan, that the last story was total balderdash. They wagered fifty baht. As they were overheard making the wager by one of Pattaya’s finest, they were both detained; however, not to worry. Alan won the bet.

In those days I visited Taipei and found that the taxis had meters, with the fare starting at NT$35. (The New Taiwan dollar is roughly equivalent to the Thai baht.) This was a definite improvement over the meterless taxis of Bangkok. Shortly after my return to Bangkok, what was my amazement to find that metered taxis were beginning to appear. Bangkok had followed Taipei’s lead! And guess what? The starting fare was Bt35. The anonymous and unsung bureaucrat who instituted this innovation should have received a knighthood. That’s the good news. Now the bad news: When I returned to Taipei this time I found that the starting fare had doubled, to NT$70. Don’t anybody tell the Bangkok taxi drivers. Price wars: The cost of living in Taipei is at least double that of Bangkok, and sometimes more. The meal at a streetside stall that costs Bt40 in Bangkok costs NT$80 in the canteens of Taipei. It’s almost impossible to find a hotel room for under NT$1200, and it took me some hard digging to find a room in a hostel for NT$500. As in Bangkok, though, what you pay depends on where you’re buying. A

chicken curry that costs NT$80 at a streetside canteen costs NT$390 in the restaurant at the posh Grand Hotel. Toilet-paper wars: Most products in Taiwan are labeled only in Chinese. This can be a problem for foreigners. Toilet paper doesn’t usually come in rolls, but in colored square plastic packages. So whenever I wanted to buy toilet paper, I could never be sure what I was getting. It might be napkins, Kleenex, pampers, or tampons. Usually I had to ask a salesgirl. I would have had fun trying to wipe my bottom with a tampon. Toothpaste wars: Many years ago, there was a brand of toothpaste sold both in Thailand and Taiwan called Darkie. Its logo depicted a black song-and-dance man in a top hat and bow tie, with bulging banjo eyes and a huge white grin. It was only a matter of time before the racist implications of the logo and the name would be brought to the attention of the manufacturers. In due course the logo was changed to a racially neutral entertainer in a top hat and bow tie, with normal eyes and a smaller grin. The name was changed from Darkie to Darlie, and it’s a popular brand in both Thailand and Taiwan even today.

But in Taiwan there is now a new toothpaste called Whitemen. There’s no logo; it just comes in a white and yellow tube; and the motto is “Guardian of Tooth.” As a white guy, I eagerly anticipate the advent of Whitemen toothpaste in Thailand. As an English teacher, I hope it will guard more than one tooth. Independence wars: In conversations with nativeborn Taiwanese, the issue of independence for Taiwan rarely came up. But on the two occasions it did, the consensus was that independence would be a good thing. This was stated casually, as if it were self-evident, never mind the growls of the 800-pound gorilla across the Taiwan Strait. But the question is a no-brainer. Assuming that you’re not a citizen of mainland China, would you want China to take over your country? I didn’t think so. As Confucius wisely suggested, “What is unpleasant to yourself, do not inflict upon others.”

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Sun Decor – Quality Oriental Teak Furniture with a Difference Sun Decor, suppliers and makers of fine, oriental teak furniture and objets d’art, bring to Pattaya almost the last chance to buy authentic teak furniture at virtually unbeatable discounted prices. On average, the prices are at least 20-50% lower than anything you could buy locally, and the various pieces are of a highly imaginative and creative design that almost certainly aren’t available elsewhere in Pattaya. In addition to selling the furniture itself, Khun Sumet Shinno, the owner of Sun Decor, will also advise on interior decor and where best to place the various items to their best advantage. Sumet will also take care of the whole transportation process should you wish to ship any of your purchases overseas.

The furniture is made at a friend’s factory in Chiang Mai and Sumet, his family and friend collaborate on the designs, but, he’s keen to point out, any item which takes a customer’s fancy can

which is invariably made of composite or inferior wood. Most contemporary furniture will last you about 10 years, if you’re lucky, whereas the teak furniture at Sun Decor has

be customised, i.e. made to their own specifications. Sumet has about 1000 individual designs on his computer, some of which can be seen on his website, some in the catalogue at the shop and other items in situ. The wood used is both

heirloom potential and should easily last 100 years or more if treated with care. The workmanship is also of the highest quality as I can attest having examined the various pieces extremely closely. Many of the items also

Sumet started in the East of Thailand by opening a furniture shop in Sri Racha, near Assumption College. It soon became apparent that the majority of his clients were foreign, mostly from Pattaya and they had come all the way to Sri Racha because his prices were considerably lower than that those available in Pattaya and also because his designs were highly distinctive and extremely creative. As time passed, he was repeatedly asked why he didn’t open a shop in Pattaya, so, one day, he did – in the Village Shopping Centre, which is where he is now.

new and reclaimed, but due to teak’s protected status, such furniture items won’t be available for too much longer and that which is currently available will appreciate radically in value because of its scarcity, becoming collectors’ items and thus an investment for the future. Accordingly, it would be well worth your while to buy now while it is still available and at a very reasonable price. The first thing which strikes you when you see the furniture at Sun Decor is how solid and substantial it is, a complete contrast to the mostly flimsy contemporary furniture,

have a quality about them which will immediately make them a beloved and treasured item that you wouldn’t dream of abusing. The furniture is also guaranteed, so if there are any faults of functionality or construction, the items will be replaced. There is also a guarantee that all individual components, apart from where specified, are likewise of teak throughout so you can be assured that the drawers of desks or cabinets are genuine and not substitute wood and that no facing panels are used. Due to the 20% discount scheme available if you spend over Bt40,000, and

the sheer variety of items in the shop, you could easily furnish a whole house for Bt100,000, or a bedroom for Bt60,000. This might include a four-poster, pavilion-style bed, with a long, concave, mediaeval-style foot stool/chair at the end of the bed, a white with red inlay chest of drawers, a couple of bedside tables and a storage chest, as well as a room-divider/ privacy screen with a Japanese theme on one side and bamboo on the other, and even perhaps statues of the Buddha or an Apsara (a female celestial spirit of the clouds or water nymph). In case an elaborate four-poster bed doesn’t appeal, there are at least seven other types to choose from, but as Sumet will tell you, his face lighting up enthusiastically, these fourposters are among his star items; a veritable bargain at Bt32,500 as opposed to other shops’ prices of Bt45,000 for something similar, but probably nowhere near as good. Sumet knows they are a bargain because he’s so far sold 40 of them! You might decide to partition an open-plan living room with the elephant panelled roomdivider, placing an upright, thematic boat-shaped, glassfronted storage cabinet in the corner, alongside a slim contemporary-style sideboard, which would be just right for holding a flat-screen TV. Against the wall, you might position a Chinese-red desk, and the low, elephant-footed occasional table decorated with birds, with an innovative driftwood lamp on top, alongside your rattan-teak basket chair. On one of the walls, what better than a three-in-one frieze with golden-silver swirls flanking the central

gold-leaf wheel of Dharma, with a Buddha frieze on the facing wall? Sumet’s going to install a Reservation Area where you can leisurely negotiate prices over a coffee, but don’t forget to take your nearest-and-dearest along just in case you make the wrong choices or miss a

bargain. But do go along because the plethora of wonderful items really need to be seen to be appreciated. Sun Decor, The Village Shopping Centre, Mobile: 081 – 862 8356, Email: sale@thesunthaidecor. com, Website: www. thesunthaidecor.com


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Vol. 9 No. 12  1 - 15 March 2010 need a combination of high accuracy machine translation and high accuracy voice recognition, there has been large progress recently.” Bicles theft riding high THE recession has seen the theft of bicycles soar. More than 10,000 were reported stolen every month last year, 7% up on 2008. But the real figure may be at least double as many owners feel there is no chance of getting their bike back, so do not tell police.

Britain’s soaring population A STAGGERING nine in ten women are worried about Britain’s soaring population a recent poll has found. Eighty per cent want to cap immigration at 50,000 a year; ‘Townswoman’s Guild’ members polled said current levels were harming community relations. Net migration was 163,000 last year. Labour MP Frank Field said “It’s significant as women are usually softer on immigration” Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety as men a study found, more than one in ten has been identified as suffering stress compared to one in 20 men. Smoking, heavy drinking and being overweight all raised chances. The report in journal Family Practice said “Despite the high prevalence these patients often do not receive as much attention as those with other mental disorders.” Foreigners to settle in Britain IMMIGRANTS are to be educated in how to queue properly to help them integrate. To settle here they will have to learn about the revered British practice of forming an orderly line for everything from buses to sandwiches. The art of queuing could be included in the test on aspects of the British way of life which foreign nationals applying for citizenship have to take. Ministers believe queuejumping is damaging social cohesion as most Britons find such behaviour unacceptable, Immigration Minister, Phil Woolas, has claimed that much tension in communities is caused by foreigners not understanding they much wait in line for services rather than barging to the front as may be custom in their own culture. Surveys show that 91 per cent of Britons object strongly to queue jumping. Mr. Woolas confirmed he is pushing the idea as part of moves to ensure immigrants integrate properly. Britons are Europe’s biggest online spenders BRITONS are Europe’s biggest online spenders, making

up a third of all internet buys across the continent, a report claims. UK consumers spent an estimated £38billion on the internet in 2009, 30 per cent of Europe’s total. Online sales grew 12 per cent last year and made up 9.5 per cent of all retail sales in the UK. The Centre for Retail Research, behind the report, predicts the UK online market will grow by 12.4 per cent this year to £42.7 billion. UK consumers had the highest average individual spend at £1.102. They also bought the most items on the web. Marriage is going out of fashion MARRIAGE is going out of fashion with fewer couples trying to tie the knot than at any time in more than 100 years. A total of 231,990 couples wed in 2008, down from 235,370 in 2007 and the lowest number since 1895, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed. Since 1981 the number of marriages has fallen by 33%. In the past 10 years the average age at first marriage has risen by 3 years 33.1 years for men and 29.9 for women, and in the past 10 years the number of church weddings has fallen 25% Mr. Dave Percival a pro-marriage campaigner said “Living together and marriage are increasingly seen as the same by the public yet the outcomes are radically different Conversation with Foreigners CONSERVATION with foreigners could soon get easier, using a new phone that translates for you instantly. The mobile due in two years will “learn” its owner’s voice, and instantly convert his speech into the language of his choice. It will also automatically help him understand foreign conversations . The technology is being worked on by Google. The firm’s Franz Och Said “To work smoothly you

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Yellow-Shirt People's Alliance for Democracy movement and secretarygeneral of its political offshoot, the New Politics Party, cautioned the government to take every precaution to scotch the planned Red Shirt’s violent intentions. Suriyasai Katasila told the Bangkok Post that the Supreme Court’s verdict “was proof that the PAD's campaign against the Thaksin regime had not been motivated by prejudice, but with the intention of protecting the national interest” and also that he predicted that the current political turmoil would continue, if not be exacerbated, irrespective of the ruling. Thaksin had previously informed his supporters that if the ruling went against him, he would take his case to the International Court of

Justice in The Hague, but informed sources consider this an unlikely scenario as such cases are outside its jurisdiction. Thaksin is by no means out of the woods yet, though; the record-making verdict of Supreme Court's could well lead to at least ten separate criminal cases as a result of his assets-seizure case. Prime among this litany of alleged offences was Thaksin’s conversion of the AIS mobile-phone concession fee into an excise tax. This entailed the revenue-sharing percentage of a prepaid-mobile concession agreement between AIS and TOT being reduced from 25 to 20%, thus depriving it of an estimated Bt70.2 billion in revenue and therefore giving TOT grounds to sue for compensation. In addition, there was a failure to enforce a satellite

concession contract between Shin Satellite (ShinSat) and the Transport Ministry, resulting in the loss of Bt20 billion, as instead of investing in the government’s Thaicom 4, ShinSat launched the commercially-oriented iPSTAR satellite instead, and the concession contract was amended to reduce Shin Corp's investment liability in ShinSat from 51 to 40%. Third in these alleged high-profile offences was Thaksin's putting pressure on the Export-Import Bank of Thailand (Exim Bank) to give a Bt4billion loan to the Burmese government to buy satellite services and equipment from ShinSat, resulting in the Finance Ministry reserving Bt670 million as an interest subsidy to cover the 12-year loan contract, which gives the Finance Ministry or the

Exim Bank grounds for compensation. Khunying Pojaman, Thaksin’s wife, hasn’t escaped the legal net, either, she has been charged with evading taxes involving the transfer of Shin Corp shares, a case currently pending in the Appeal Court. Thaksin comment on the whole sorry affair before the result of the court’s deliberations was announced was "Today, I'm more heartened and ready for any outcome of the verdict. My family and I are prepared to deal with the imminent situation." One suspects however, that Thaksin will not stoically accept having so much of his fortune eroded and that we are liable to see the consequences fuelling the country’s already volatile political situation for quite some considerable time to come; which doesn’t exactly bode well for Thailand domestically or abroad.

Weight Britain THE obesity epidemic is getting worse with hospitals swamped by porky patients. Last year saw a whopping 60% rise in people needing treatment for being overweight. The number of tummy tucks and weight lost operations also soared 55%. New figures show there were almost 8,000 admissions for obesity in 2008/9, eight times as many as 10 years ago. And experts fear the fat crisis is getting even worse after the figure grew almost 59% in just 12 months. NHS weight lost surgery, including stomach stapling and gastric bands, also more than doubled. The NHS Information Centre said there were 4,220 procedures last year a huge increase from just 2,724 in 2007/08. Another report revealed 2.5 million years of life are lost in England every year as people die prematurely. Medics have called for babies as young as three months to be put on diets. A study in Clinical Paediatrics Magazine claims action should be taken soon after birth to stop obesity later, it says if bad feeding habits are established early on in life, they are hard to shake off. Long life pill hope SCIENTISTS claim they are close to developing a drug that allows people to live beyond100. Researchers have found three genes that extend life and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dr. Nir Barzilai, who led the New York study, said several labs were now racing to create a pill that mimics them. Chinese food is number one CHINESE food has overtaken Indian as Britain’s favourite cuisine a survey revealed. British grub was third, then Italian and Thai in the poll of 3,000 people. American, Mexican, Japanese, Greek, and French made up the top ten. Brits spend an average £20 a month on cooking exotic food and £31.44 eating out the Sharwood’s survey found. A spokesman said “It’s easy to get bored of fish and chips.”

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CityGarden–Pattaya - Official Opening

Business people and prospective buyers made up the bulk of hundreds of guests, who attended the ‘City Garden – Pattaya’ Grand Opening Party in south Pattaya’s Soi-15 on 24th February. This Cocktail and Buffet Dinner got started at around 7.00 pm with plenty of buffet food, drinks and a Butterfly Lady Show, followed by a welcome from the M/c for the evening. Everyone found tables with friends as they sat back to

City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome. The array of live entertainment and free refreshment and prizes, was very much appreciated by the hundreds of visitors who took the time out to inspect the three types of residential units on display. ‘City Garden – Pattaya’ consists of three large 8-floor condominium units, each having modern ‘floor to ceiling’ glass frontages, where every resident gets an expansive view, because of

square metres. For families, there are two versions of 2-Bedroom configurations with one layout offering sizes from 69 – 75 square metres, while the larger 2-Bedroom residences range from spacious 81 – 112 square metre designs. All homes are furnished and come with fitted bathrooms and kitchens, using stainless steel, granite or marble, etc. Electrical items such as ovens, refrigerators, TV’s, CD players and lamps are

enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of sitting under the stars. Entertainment commenced with the live ‘Trio Band’ and a Broadway Dance Show, which was followed up later in the evening by a lucky draw prize.

the oval shape of each of the buildings. Not only this, but the large central park and leisure area, with its privately located swimming pool, offers a tranquil oasis for all residents, even though this development is located right

left to the discretion of each individual owner, but the value for money of these residences is definitely there. Furthermore, ‘City Garden – Pattaya’ generously offered a huge 15% discount on all remaining condominiums, as an exclusive offer from 24th - 28th of February 2010. City Garden Condominiums - Pattaya, allow you to enjoy

The Directors and Owners of ‘City Garden – Pattaya’ were invited on stage to take part in the official opening and a shower of tinsel took place after speeches by the Director Mr. Igal Hali, and our Pattaya

in the heart of South Pattaya. There are a good variety of homes starting with Studio Units from 31 – 45 square metres, and then progressing to 1-Bedroom Condominiums ranging in size from 45 – 60

peace and tranquility, but at the same time put you in

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The End Draws Nigh For Foreign Criminals Living In Thailand, New Immigration Bureau Chief, Pol.Lt.Gen. Wuthi, is to launch a major crackdown on the numerous foreign criminals living in Thailand, specifically in Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket. Pol. Lt. Gen. Wuthi stated ‘’We want these ... to be tourist destinations, not places for foreign criminals and gangs. I will launch a battle against all the criminals to find and arrest them,” co-ordinating with the FBI, DEA and Interpol. First to be targeted will be 1,000 foreigners with arrest warrants already issued by Thai courts. Lin Ping’s Popularity Arouses The Envy Of Chiang Mai Zoo’s Elephant Keepers Lin Ping, the first giant panda cub ever born in Thailand, continues to royally obsess the Thai public, including, inevitably, her keepers and vets at Chiang Mai Zoo. One of her vets recently gave her a rose toy for Valentine’s Day. The other keepers at the zoo are not so pleased with the cub’s celebrity, though. To try and win back some of the public’s admiration, the elephant keepers even tried painting their pachyderms to look like giant pandas! Seven Charged Over New Year’s Eve Fire at Bangkok’s Santika Nightclub The owner of the Santika nightclub and the lead singer of the band playing on New Year’s Eve 2008, as well as five others, have been charged over the fire, which left 66 revellers dead and 200 party-goers injured as they desperately attempted to escape the inferno. One British survivor who was hospitalized for three months after the fire, Oliver Smart, recalled: “The fire spread quickly. Suddenly I was aware of an overpowering heat and flames engulfing the club.” Serial Killer Escapes Death Penalty For The Second Time Somkhid Phumphuang from Nakhon Si Thammarat, the alleged serial killer of 5 massage parlour and sex workers, after also stealing their personal belongings, has been given a second life sentence to add to the one he is already serving. The latest sentence is for strangling masseuse, Sompong Phimphornphirom, at a Buri Ram motel in June 2005, after sex. Somkid has twice escaped the death penalty because of his confessions and return of Bt10,000 to the victim’s relatives. Radio Station Warns Of Fake Banknotes In Circulation Fake banknotes, in denominations of Bt20, Bt50, Bt100 and Bt1,000, are being circulated, possibly by foreigners, according to a Pattani radio station, FM 91. Apparently, the radio station has received over 57 complaints over a fivemonth period from members of the public angry at being swindled. So far 50 taxi drivers, three taxi passengers and four petrol station employees have been victims of the fake banknote bandits. The public has been cautioned to check all banknotes for possible forgery. 17 Develop Adverse Side-Effects After Being Vaccinated Against The Type A (H1N1) Virus The Public Health Ministry has announced that 17 vaccinees have developed adverse side-effects after being vaccinated against the type A (H1N1) virus. Two were medical workers, 13 were pregnant women, and two had chronic diseases. Eight women also had miscarriages. However, severe complications in 5 of the 17 cases were unrelated to the vaccine, officials declared. The others are being investigated. To date, 235,078 people have been vaccinated against the type A (H1N1) virus from January 11 to February 11. War On Drugs Continues Unabated In their ongoing investigations of a Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Lisu hilltribe drug-network, police have recently netted a

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further 1.6 million ya ba tablets and 2kgs. of “yah ice” from a bust in Samut Prakan’s Muang district, making a total of over 2.8 million methamphetamine pills seized over a oneweek period. 10 Raids have recently been conducted, eight suspects arrested, one killed and checkpoints on Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai highways have been put in place. High Jinks At The Pachyderm Paradise Of The Elephant Conservation Centre As a welcome exception to the exploitation which followed Thailand’s 1989 ban on commercial logging, sending thousands of elephants to suspect training camps, the Elephant Conservation Centre, 45 miles from Chiang Mai, serves as a pachyderm paradise. Here , the elephants perform 45-minute shows, displaying their former labours, like hauling logs, and new skills, such as painting abstract art, before being allowed a welcome dip in a nearby lagoon. The centre attracts 10,000 Thai children and tourists annually. Repatriation Of Lao Refugees And Anupong’s US Visit Condemned By US Interest Groups The Center for Public Policy Analysis, Washington, D.C, and a coalition of Lao and Hmong organizations have strongly condemned General Anupong’s US visit stating “ General Anupong has brought shame on the reputation of the Armed Forces of Thailand and the Thai Army in utilizing them against the ordinary and most vulnerable of people in the Kingdom of Thailand, including the thousands of Hmong refugees he forced back to Laos. His visit to Washington, D.C., at this time is shameful and disgraceful.” Finance Minister Concerned Over Thailand’s Top Ten Terrorism Risk Ranking Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij recently expressed his grave concern over Thailand now being ranked ninth among the 10 most dangerous countries worldwide as regards terrorism by Maplecroft’s Terrorism Risk Index. Seeking to play down the danger ranking, Minister Korn declared “We should focus more on our own problems and convey the message to the outside world how peaceful we are and how much we try to improve the situation. The problems would be solved only with Thais’ support.” Arms Smugglers To Be Freed And Repatriated Amidst International Criticism The “Ilyushin Five”, four Kazakhs and a Belarusian, accused of arms smuggling, are to be deported and all charges dropped against them. “We’re not saying they’re not guilty, just that we will not indict them in Thailand,” declared Kayasit Pissawongprakan, Director-General of the OAG’s Criminal Litigation Department. However, Sunai Phasuk, Thai representative for the New York-based Human Rights Watch, complained it would set a “bad precedent”, and reinforce the long-standing belief that Thailand is a transit point for such illicit activities. Cervical Cancer Increasingly Takes Its Toll On Thai Women Cervical cancer has risen significantly in the scale of the ten most likely causes of death for Thai women since the previously published statistics in 2005, according to Wanchai Satayawutthipong, the Deputy Chief of the Medical Department. Now, apparently, nine Thai women die each day from cervical cancer, making it the most lethal cancer among the Thai female population. Most of those diagnosed were between 45 and 60-years-old. In 2007, 3,500 out of 7,000 new cervical cancer patients died from the disease. Deputy PM Fears Bombs Could Negatively Affect Investment And Tourism Deputy Prime Minister Trairong Suwannakhiri has condemned the recent grenade blast at Rajamangala University of Technology, close to Government House, and the discovery of a bomb at the Supreme Court the following day, declaring that the incidents could negatively affect investment and the Thai tourism sector. He said foreign investors could not understand how such incidents could be allowed to occur so close to the government buildings and recommended revising security laws to more effectively control anti-government protests.

Phase 2 Of The Drugs Suppression Campaign Receives a Bt400 Million Budget Due to the recent alarming spread of illicit drugs, such as methamphetamine (ya ba) and crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) in the wake of Burmese-related drug trafficking across 70% of the country, the board of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, has approved a Bt400 million budget for drugs suppression. In phase 2 of the drug suppression campaign, police, military and civilians will join forces to tackle the trafficking problem,” Pol.Lt-Gen. Krisna Polananta, the Secretary-General, declared recently. Burmese Migrant Workers Attend Funerals Of Eight Slain Compatriots Amid Protests Approximately 2,000 Burmese migrant workers, declaring their solidarity and sympathy for eight of their compatriots (who they accuse rogue police officers of ruthlessly gunning down), attended the combined funerals and cremation rites of the victims at the Wat Don Kaew Temple in Mae Sot district, Tak Province, recently. The mourners appealed to the government to prosecute the police officer perpetrators, who apparently shot the eight Burmese while they were attempting to enter Thailand surreptitiously. 83 Schoolkids Conned Into Buying Cough Pills Convinced They Would Make Them Invincible Eighty-three students from a school in Bangkok’s Bangkok Yai district suffered adverse effects from consuming dextromethorphan cough tablets obtained from a computer gaming shop and had to be sent to hospital, recently. Apparently, the Prathom 6 students were convinced the pills, normally sold under prescription, would render them impervious to pain as well as making them brave, and cheerful, enabling them to counter bullies and punishment-happy teachers. Dextromethorphan can induce nausea, breathing difficulties, cause consciousness loss and even death. Buddhist Teacher Gunned Down Returning Home And Later Torched In Pattani Province Samrit Phandej, 52, a Buddhist teacher was shot dead and his corpse set on fire by suspected Muslim insurgents on the Karubi-Plong Hoi Road in Buanaera Village, Tambon Plong Hoi of Kapho district, Pattani Province, recently. Samrit was riding his motorcycle returning home from Ban Bango Yimeng School when he was shot by a pillion rider, using an AK-47 assault rifle. The assailants then doused his body with petrol and set it on fire before making their escape. GT200 Bomb Detector Declared “Wholly Ineffective” By UK Government And Thai Premier The GT200 bomb detector bought by the Thai Army at the insistence of Gen. Anupong who refuses to stop using the detector, is, according to the UK government, “wholly ineffective” at detecting bombs and explosives. The “magic wand” device was exposed by a BBC Newsnight investigation, which showed that the supposed detectors were incapable of detecting explosives or anything else; a judgement endorsed by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, who insists the GT200 is useless and too risky. The 10 Most Worrisome Anxieties Of The Thai People The Thai populace, thriving on pessimism, have the following 10 fears as regards the future of Thailand, according to the Nation Newspaper: concern over HM the King and his replacement; loss of the easy-going Thai lifestyle (which has already gone!); loss of national sovereignty; intellectual freedom; fear of identifying with certain colours, specifically yellow and red; fear of insignificance; fear of political chaos; fear of being honest, fear of ‘Abhisit’s withering leadership’, and fear of the fickle future. Maptaphut Freeze Puts Thailand’s Foreign Investment Future In Jeopardy Analysts Say. The court ruling that halted 64 projects at the world’s eighth-biggest petrochemicals hub at Maptaphut over environmental issues, has had an adverse effect of investors’ confidence and raised questions about legal certainty and government effectiveness in Thailand, according to certain analysts. The freeze, coupled with an incipient political crisis to be provoked by lawmakers and protesters seeking to oust the government, has unsettled markets and stands a good chance of damaging Thailand reputation as a stable location for foreign businesses.


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2010 Predictions & Dark Side Experiences

by Simon Philbrook MBMG are constantly monitoring views and opinions from around the world and Philip Haddon of City wire last month asked readers to predict what level the S&P 500 Index will be at by the end of 2010 - “Obviously no-one knows what events lay ahead in the next 12 months, but I would like to know where you think the S&P 500 will be at the end of 2010. At the time of writing the S&P 500 is at 1133, having risen 26.5% in 2009…. “Ever the optimist, I expect a volatile but positive year for markets. Clearly they have rallied hard since their lows and uncertainty remains over how the reversal of quantitative easing will impact markets, but the

impression I get is that there is still a great deal of money on the sidelines ready to add support,” on that basis Haddon picked 1285 as this year end target. Citywire’s head of research, Jonathan Miller, believes that “volatility will continue but I sense that as the year goes on gains will be hard to come by.” Predictions are for the S&P to close the year at 1200 Citywire’s, European editor, Angus Foote, sees French stocks ending the year more or less flat, is more pessimistic about the US stockmarket and targets 1100. All 3 ‘experts’ also chose year end levels for the DAX and the CAC 40. Their UK colleague Charlie Parker undertook a similar exercise for the FTSE 100. We think that the potential for volatility has never been greater and that the range for the S&P closing level is notably anywhere between 500 and 1350. The balance of probabilities trough would indicate a range of

500-1000 as being likeliest and the midpoint of that range, 750, is as likely as any other number and therefore as good a stab in the dark as any. What do you think? It’s widely held that poachers make the best gamekeepersvarious police forces have tried to make use of reformed criminal minds over the years to solve and/or prevent crimes . When the SEC was set up to regulate American stock Markets, it made a smart choice in picking Uber – Scamster Joseph P Kennedy. So maybe there is some glimmer of sense in The FSA appointing Nomura chairman Colin Marshall as a senior adviser on corporate governance just two days after it fined the firm £1.75m for systems and controls failings along with four other senior advisers who have been appointed to work on governance and authorisation under the FSA’s new intensive supervision of significant

influence functions within firms (these include an adviser to recently-fined UBS, a director of Carphone Warehouse, which was fined by the FSA in 2006, and an adviser to Morgan Stanley, which was fined earlier this year.) Nomura’s failings took place during Marshall’s ongoing tenure. Sir David Scholey of UBS was fined £8m earlier this month for systems and controls failings which enabled unauthorised trades to take place and losses to be attributed to customer accounts. Sir Brian Pitman, senior independent director of Carphone Warehouse Group since 2001, was fined £245,000 by the FSA in 2006 for not treating customers fairly in its sales of phone insurance. Morgan Stanley was fined £1.4m in May this year for systems and controls failings. Let’s see whether their experiences on the Dark Side can help the FSA

What do you miss most?

by Mr Pobaan

When I return to the old country, just to check that it’s still there, people ask me what I miss most, now that I live in Pattaya. The real answer is that I don’t miss anything. Our life here on the hill is one of blissful tranquillity, punctuated by episodes of joyous excitement. However, this isn’t what they want to hear. If I try to respond with that blissful/joyous thing, I can see their eyes begin to drift as they consider the dreary routine of their own lives. Really, they’d like to hear that Khao Talo Towers, our modest bungalow on the hill, has been eaten by termites or that civil unrest has broken out in our back garden and people wearing shirts of particular colours are throwing bottles through our windows. I have to give them some crumb of comfort, some indication that, when we moved to Pattaya, Mrs Pobaan and I didn’t get the

monopoly on happiness and that for those of my friends that remain behind there is still hope. ‘Cheese,’ I say. ‘What, you can’t get cheese? How awful! I’ve found this marvellous little place near my office where they have 240 different cheeses from six continents. Or is it five? Anyway, I had no idea Pattaya was so primitive. Anything else? You miss, I mean?’ ‘Wine,’ I say weakly, conjuring up an image of the shelves in Carrefour or Foodland groaning with bottles of the red, white and pink stuff. I quickly regret having said it. ‘Good grief! I couldn’t last a week without Pinot Grigio. You poor things.’ I am opening and closing my mouth like a carp putting on lipstick. Of course Pattaya is liberally sprinkled with emporia that will supply both cheese and wine, but I had to say something. And cheese and wine are the two comestibles

that I used to enjoy a lot but from which my pleasure is most diminished in my current domicile. I think it may be the heat. Mrs Pobaan and I like to take our meals at Khao Talo Towers alfresco. But on the patio, even with the fans going full pelt, the mercury rarely drops below the temperature of camel’s blood, except when it rains and then we have to retire to the dining room where, with the windows closed, you could fry an egg on the floor, should you require one over easy and be short of a frying pan. Dining on the terrace requires a few trips to the kitchen to bring out the food and the things to lay the table. Should Mrs Pobaan have generously purchased her husband and life companion (that’s me) a portion of Camembert or hunk of Australian Cheddar from the supermarket, we generally find that, in the time it takes to do all this table laying, the hard

cheese is as sweaty as a boxer’s forehead, while the soft one is now a pool of cheesy liquid overflowing its plate in shiny gloops. And of course wine is freely available in our glorious city, at a price. But somehow it just doesn’t taste right in a tropical climate. Come sundown, a tumbler of whisky and iced water seduces me with its cool astringency, while a glass of red wine – no matter the quality and no matter how much I would enjoy drinking it in a French pavement café – doesn’t seem quite up to the task of providing the required antidote to the heat of the day. ‘I don’t miss the weather,’ I sometimes say, though realising the cliché is a bit feeble. And it’s not always true; the weather in northern Europe can be inspiringly beautiful, even though there’s perhaps a little too much of it. ‘I’ll tell you what I miss,’ replies Mrs Pobaan when I try the same question on her.

clean up the UK financial sector. Finally, we recently saw the following post on Citywire’s blog WHO IS THE ODD MAN OUT ~ and more importantly ~ WHY?? Lord Stevenson: former chairman, HBOS Sir Fred Goodwin: former chief executive, RBS Andy Hornby: former chief executive, HBOS Sir Tom McKillop: former chairman, RBS John McFall MP: chairman of Treasury Select Committee Alastair Darling: Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown: Prime Minister and former Chancellor Sir Terry Wogan: presenter of Radio 2’s Breakfast Show. You’re probably thinking............. Terry Wogan You’re right. However, the reason may surprise you........... Terry Wogan is the only one out of this motley

crew who actually holds any formal banking qualification! It’s a bit of a worry!! Indeed - if it’s true it’s a real worry. At MBMG we’ve come to admire the abilities of Asia’s professional bankers compared to the sharpsuited business school grads whose speculative excesses on Wall Street have taken us all to the brink!

‘What’s that, my sweetness?’ ‘The weather.’ ‘No, we’re talking about what you do miss, not what you don’t.’ ‘Yes. I know that. I miss the weather. I don’t like hot weather because I don’t want to be black.’ In these days of heightened consciousness of the dangers of overexposure to the sun, I can see Mrs Pobaan’s point, but I always thought she took suitable precautions, wearing long sleeves and carrying an umbrella whenever we go out. ‘And I miss the shops – with real brands – and my friends, and catching the train, and earning money and walking...’ ‘Yes, OK. That’s quite a long list. You are still happy living here in Pattaya though, aren’t you?’ ‘Of course.’ So perhaps missing things isn’t quite as important as I’d thought. We can appreciate aspects of a previous life without diminishing our enjoyment of our current existence, perhaps relishing them as the flavours on the tongue that persist some time after we’ve munched a piece of ripe Brie or slugged a fruity Côtes du Rhône. The trick for me is to savour such memories

while appreciating the possibilities afforded by our new life. ‘But I think you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be cold,’ I challenge my wife. ‘Whatever. If you’re cold you’re going to be white.’ I decide to try my newlydeveloped homespun philosophy on Mrs Pobaan. ‘But think of all the great things we now have. Plus you have the memories of everything you had before. That makes you doubly lucky, doesn’t it? You wouldn’t really prefer to live in a cold country, would you?’ Mrs Pobaan looks up and pauses. I have the impression that she’s adjusting her response to provide me with the reassurance she knows I seek. ‘Of course not,’ she says.

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 Try to persuade your teerak to spend more than B99 when next she buys a pair of shoes. I don’t know about you, but footwear in this sub-prime price range rarely survives more than a couple of outings on the feet of my beloved. I tell her, ‘that walk just cost you fifty baht.’ ‘I like buying shoes,’ she replies. Email your helpful advice to kuhn. pobaan@gmail.com.


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P. & N. Poolshop was formed in 2005 by Phillip & Nittaya. Philip worked as a competent building contractor for 20 years, mostly building private properties including swimming pools. Now, he’s the company’s director, sales, swimming pool design, pool construction supervisor, quantity surveyor and pool structural engineer. While Nittaya used to be a photographer before she became the company’s director, administration, purchasing officer and pool maintenance supervisor. Many residents and property developers in and around Pattaya are benefiting from Phillip’s many years of experience, expertise and knowledge in swimming pool design, build and maintenance. Questions that are continusioly being asked by pool owners. Why is the water in my pool forever cloudy? There are many reasons why this is a problem. Starting with the easiest and les cost, try. 1. Make sure that the PH is set correctly at 7.4 on your test sample kit. 2. Make sure that the chlorine level is set at 2.2 – 3.4 Monitor you pool over a 3 day period, if problems persist, then check the following. 1. The filter and the pump should be balanced ie. If you have a filter that has a filtration rate of 20,000 liters per hr.

then the pump should be of the same flow rate, check that the filter gauge is working, after a back wash check the filter pressure, the gauge should read approx. 10 psi. 2. Check the system for air leaks, if when the system is first shut down, listen for air getting into the system, if air gets into the system, then you

should call out an experienced system hydraulics’ engineer. The most likely cause is that there is a problem with the MPV. Perhaps one would only need to change the MPV. Seating gasket, of course the complete MPV. may need replacing, the life expectancy of an MPV. Is approx. 5 years, or less if the

Jorge Carlos Smith new General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya & Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya HPL Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of hospitality professional Jorge Carlos Smith as the new General Manager for Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya to be based at the property in Pattaya Thailand commencing on February 15th, 2010. Jorge, a Portuguese citizen has a track record with over 20 years of quality hospitality experience. He started up career with a TrustHouse Forte’s management training in small deluxe hotels in Portugal and 900+ room hotels in London where he left as House Manager. Most recently, Jorge served as General Manager for the Award Winning Cocoa Island, Maldives and Executive Assistant Manager for The Metropolitan BKK. Both properties are under portfolio of Como Hotels & Resorts, our sister company. Prior to joining Como Hotels & Resorts, Jorge held various

senior hotel management positions with Dusit Laguna, Phuket. Prior to that, he honed his expertise in hospitality management thru various positions with the Mandarin Oriental, in Front Office and F&B, where he left as F&B Manager. Jorge was raised in Portugal and UK and is a graduate in Hotel & Catering Administration (Hons). Apart from English and Portuguese, he can speak Cantonese and French. Jorge’s interests

are varied and multiple art, design, music (collects 70’s Funk & Jazz vinyl records, and DJ’s whenever he can), photography and wine. He is also a member of a group of Macau contemporary artists, is a gallery owner and produces artworks for individual and collective shows periodically. He was heavily involved in the Wine Society of Macau, and was also before a lecturer in The Tourism Institute of Macau. HE ROCKS!!

filter is of an inferior quality (cheep Chinese ) 3. If air comes in to the pool lint basket, then check the pump connections, if these

connections are leak free then there may be a problem with the pipe work, again if in doubt call a qualified engineer.

4. How often do you change your filter medium? If you use sand from an unknown source, to which there are no guarantees, then this would need to be changed after 26 back washes or 2 years, If you were to use Zeolite which is made from crushed volcanic rock imported from Australia, then this medium will last for up to 7 years or 80 back washes. 5. The pool shell, what is the condition of the tile grout? Are there gaps in the joints, where there is no grout? If the answer is yes then this needs to be taken care of, because exposed concrete, plaster work, will break down with chlorine or acidic water, which makes the pool alkali, this will cause the pool to be cloudy and prone to green algae.


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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 Do you sometimes find it difficult to reopen the cap on your nail polish? You can prevent it from sticking if you coat the inside of the cap with a dab of petroleum jelly.  Strawberry Feels Forever My husband farang sit on strawberry now can not take away red color from white sofa and feel stiff. How I can do? Jum in Jomtien Sorry to say, Jum, that most fruit stains are difficult to remove from fabric if they are not tackled immediately. That includes stains from any products that contain fruit, such as candy, cookies, pastries and, of course, juices. You could try saturating the stain with hydrogen peroxide (test an inconspicuous area first to avoid discoloration). Pour some salt over the area and wait about 15 minutes. Then use a brush to lift out the stain, brushing from the edge of the stain toward the center to prevent the color from spreading. Finish with a good vacuuming, preferably

with a steam vacuum, or use clean towels to absorb the peroxide-salt mixture.  Play Mist for Me Dear Andy, I am presently in Australia and am returning home soon. I am buying a nebuliser here and wish to bring it back home with me. Only problem is the difference in the power supply. Can it be changed to fit Thailand power supply and if so can you do the changing or will it be easier to buy one in Pattaya? Would appreciate if you could reply to this email with details of what to do. Albert Ryan G’day, mate. Good news: there is no electrical current disparity; power supply in Australia is substantially the same as in Thailand (about 240 volts). You may have to change the fittings if the plug on your nebuliser does not conform to the electrical outlets in your home here, but that is no big problem. More important, as I have said so often in this column, is the fact that most homes in Thailand are not equipped

with grounding (earthing). That’s something you might consider if you plan to use an expensive piece of equipment here. As to the question of buying a nebuliser in Australia or Thailand, consider on the one hand that if you buy it in Australia and have a problem a few weeks or months down the road, who will honor the warranty or make the repairs? On the other hand, having just looked around Pattaya for a nebuliser on your behalf, I could not find one--even at the largest pharmacy/medical supply store I know of (Fascino). They suggested that you ask at local hospitals, where they probably will be expensive. If Australia offers reasonable prices, it might be worth the risk of bringing one back and hoping that it continues to perform without a problem. Ask your supplier if the warranty applies abroad. [For the benefit of readers unfamiliar with a nebulizer, the device changes medication from liquid to mist so that it can be inhaled into the lungs; commonly used by asthma patients.] 

Toss the Teflon My good Teflon pan is only about a year old but the protective coating already has worn away. Is there something I can do to restore the finish? I still use it, but of course food now sticks to the pan. It was expensive and I really like it. What should I do? Hilda Toss it. Damaged Teflon pans can be health hazards, Hilda. As good as Teflon pans are, once they become scorched or begin to peel, highly toxic chemicals may be released into your foods when cooking. So throw away your damaged pan and consider replacing it with cast iron or stainless steel cookware. While moderately faded, scratched, peeling or chipped Teflon cookware can be professionally re-coated with a non-stick repair spray to allow safe use, the process is expensive and the actual damage cannot be repaired. Beyond which, I do not know that the service is available in Thailand.  Tub Rub Maybe you can help me, Andy. My bathtub has a chip in the surface. I’ve tried silicone sealants that only last a week before peeling off. Is there a shop that has an in-house bathtub chip repair service like they do in the States or am I out of luck? If there is none, what

A Good Buy?

Separate Fact from Fantasy Perhaps you have read classified real estate ads that read something like this: Priced for Quick Sale. Must sell. Moving back home. This high quality 3 Bedroom home is a steal. No reasonable offer refused. Contact Skiddy @ 00-111-2222. Or a business classified ad that reads: Due to ill health, Internet Cafe priced for Quick Sale. No Key Money. Cheap Rent. Will transfer lease. Only 75,000 Baht. Call Lefty day or night at 00-3334444. Are these good deals? Perhaps, but to determine whether they are you need to do some investigating. It could be that Skiddy is moving back to his homeland for two weeks, then is coming back to sell another home he speculated on. Is the ill health a statement on the Internet Cafe’s owner’s health, or is it a statement on the poor health

of the business? If either of these circumstances are the case, then buyer beware. On the other hand, if these sellers are telling the truth, either property could be a great deal for the knowledgeable buyer. Since you don’t know Skiddy, you should do a little investigation. Perhaps Skiddy is a speculator, and this is the eighth home he must sell so he can move back home (again). What if you find the neighborhood is loaded with unfinished homes, some streets are not completed, and you also discover Skiddy’s price isn’t that great of a deal compared to other homes of like quality and size? Obviously Skiddy’s Priced for Quick Sale ad is just a ruse to snag an uninformed buyer. If Skiddy is a slick salesman he’ll have some unaware buyer purchasing the home without checking any further.

Should ads like this be avoided? Certainly not! Skiddy might be a great guy that really needs to move back home. With a little research, an informed buyer will recognize if this is true and whether Skiddy’s house is a great deal. The same goes for a business that is for sale, but more scrutiny may be necessary. If you’ve never owned a business, get professional help determining if the business is reasonably priced based on return on investment. Realize that if the business is priced reasonably, or is a fantastic bargain, this does not guarantee you will be a successful owner. Be honest with yourself on your ability to run the business. Many successful businesses have been run to ruin by improper or inexperienced management. Experienced

or not, you at least deserve a fighting chance for success. If the business is failing, overpriced or in the wrong location, you are doomed no matter how good a manager you are. Get the facts. If Lefty’s health really is failing and not the Internet Cafe’s health, this business could be a real bargain. What if you are the one that needs to sell quickly? There are many legitimate circumstances that require properties to be sold in a short period of time. Sometimes the need to sell is greater than the desire to recoup the original purchase price or make a profit. If this is the situation you find yourself in, it will be advantageous to let buyers know your property is on the market at a bargain price. When advertising a quick sale, price your property where it is

do you suggest I do to repair the chip? Steve It was a good idea to repair your chipped tub quickly, Steve. That could help prevent structural damage and stop the chip from spreading. Inasmuch as you are a DIY kinda guy, try again--but this time use epoxy rather than silicone. I think you’ll find epoxy at most hardware and home improvement stores. True Value carries two brands that might work for you: CRC Epoxy Putty and Mighty Putty. Alternatively, check other outlets for do-ityourself repair kits. Before buying, read the packages to see what they contain; in addition to the epoxy you will need sandpaper, gel coat enamel and an applicator, as well as rags and a hairdryer. Begin by removing the silicone, then sand any rough edges or surfaces to ensure smoothness. Finish off using fine-grit sandpaper, then thoroughly clean the area of any dust or grit, and use a hairdryer to ensure it’s totally dry. This is crucial since epoxy will not stick to a wet surface. The next step is to apply the epoxy. Follow the label directions on the product, and use the applicator to fill in the damaged area. When it is completely filled in, remove excess epoxy using the applicator tool. Let dry for about 12 hours so the epoxy fully cures. Then sand again

a bona fide good deal. If you don’t, informed buyers will smell a rat. If word gets out that your “good deal” is not really a good deal, it may be difficult to turn bad publicity around when it comes crunch time. There are basically three levels when pricing a property. 1. Pricing ABOVE MARKET LEVEL hoping an uninformed buyer will overpay for your property. You might be successful, but this is not recommended if you need a quick sale. 2. Pricing at the CURRENT MARKET LEVEL with a price a knowledgeable person will expect to pay. This puts your property on an equal basis with similar properties. Buyers will consider what your property offers compared with competing properties. If the average time is three months for a ‘market value’ priced property to sell, you will probably have a wait ahead of you. Realize; “average time to sell” means some properties will sell quickly, but others (perhaps yours) might take four to six months. 3. Pricing BELOW MARKET LEVEL for a quick sale. If you need a quick sale, this is where you need to be. This price attracts

using wet/dry sandpaper; wet the fine-grit sandpaper and sand the repair to a smooth finish. Now apply a smooth layer of the gelcoat enamel following the instructions included. Some kits come with various colors that can be mixed to match your bathtub. If the enamel matches the color of your bathtub, the repair should be virtually unnoticeable. If not a match, you can buy enamel paint in the color you need to cover the repair.  Sponge Grunge Is there something I can with sour sponges, Andy? When my wife feels the sponges are smelly or dirty, she just throws them into the trash, but that’s not a solution, it’s expensive waste. Ian in Isaan You’re right, Ian, it is a waste. To refresh what you call ‘sour sponges,’ soak them in lemon juice and rinse them out. This will remove the odor. However, because sponges usually remain wet, they are ideal breeding grounds for bacteria. So keep in mind that it is important to either put them in the microwave (1 minute on high) or run your sponges through your dishwasher at least once a week. That will destroy bacteria and keep it from growing. It’s also a good idea to wring out excess water from sponges after each use.

—Handy Andy

buyers because your property really is a good deal. Your property may not fit the buyer’s requirements, but he buys anyway because the deal is so good. If you have extras that you can throw in like furniture, appliances or fixtures, do it. It may expedite the sale plus remove the stress and hassle of trying to sell your personal property piecemeal. Remember, properties sell quicker when they are furnished. If you’re selling your personal property and half your furniture is gone, your home will not show well. On the other hand, if your property sells quickly and you need to move quickly, it may be difficult to sell your furniture rapidly enough. There are other things you can offer to help procure a quick sale like paying some of the legal fees involved in the transaction. Offer to include your vehicle. One creative fellow purchased an ocean cruise for the buyer. It all depends on how quickly you need the sale, how far you are willing to go and how innovative you are in making an offer a buyer can’t refuse. If you are looking to save time and the buyer is looking to save money, any deal can become a win-win situation.


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Wednesday Quiz League Golf from Tropical Bert’s by Thomas Cotton

R4Q1 Q: Name the British singer whose version of “Windmills of Your Mind” was used in the soundtrack of the 1999 remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair”. A: Sting. Rising Sun appealed for Noel Harrison. Harrison certainly sung the song on the original 1968 movie (starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway), but it is Sting who sings it in the 1999 remake (starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo). Appeal denied. R4Q5 Q: Which male singing voice vocal range is equivalent to that of a contralto female singing voice? A: Countertenor. Nervous Wreck and Stag’s Head ‘A’ appealed for tenor. This is not correct as the tenor voice is lower than a countertenor. From Wikipedia: A countertenor is a male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of a contralto, mezzo-soprano while using the normal or modal voice. Appeals denied. No results sheets received from the match between The Londoner and Bowling Green. Therefore Bowling Green win by default, and Londoner receive no points. “Next week’s matches February 24th: Londoner vs. Cheers, Nervous Wreck vs. Stag’s Head ‘A’, Palmers vs. Bowling Green, Queen Victoria vs. Shagwell, Stag’s Head ‘B’ vs. Bunker, W. Tankie vs. Rising Sun.”

We hadn’t played at Greenwood for a few months and it was a bit of a shock to play off the white tees which seem to have been placed back to where the blue tees normally reside. On top of this, Kevin Dunn was warning about the speed of the greens. The speed doesn’t normally affect your reporter who putts badly on all surfaces. Mashi remarked how much fun it is to play with people who are constantly whinging about the course. Mick O’Meara was back after an illness and was playing remarkably well. The length of the course this day was partly responsible for the low

Grant Dawson, Les Charles, DB, Mick O’Meara scores, together with the Winners, Flight B (19 & up) excessive heat, but this didn’t 1. Les Charles, 35 pts 2. Grant Dawson, 33 pts hamper Mick, who won inspite.. on count-back from Winners, Flight A (0-18) 3. Arthur Rowley 33 pts 1. Mick O’Meara, 34 pts Near Pins: Viv WIlliams, on count-back from Grant Dawson, Peter 2. Derek Brook,, 34 pts on Whitehead, Doug Maiko count-back from Long Putts: Daryl Evans, 3. Frank Pilkington, 34 pts Doug Maiko

Mickey Mouse League

Cheers Bar, Phil made a triumphant return after a few weeks in the UK by winning the only leg in a 11-1 bashing by the Bunker, and then checking the beer leg to keep the night from being a total disaster! Bunker also won the U10’s 6-4. So match to Bunker, beer to Cheers. No change in the top 5, but we have a new team holding up the league! Ok Corral go up 3 places, whilst Yates and the London boy’s battle it out for 8th place. Mee Chew won game and beer hoorah! Thus putting Palmers at the bottom of the ladder, Somjai checked a 103 finish but not enough to overtake Taiter’s 116. The sunshine boy’s went to town and town to meet with O’Leary’s and we just manage to win the game 7 - 5 with Mr Consistant losing his game against Brian, Teddington Tyres Chris kept up the trend by gaining 95% of the Rising Sun’s U10’s, Darts Chris. Speaking of percentages captain Steve manage to keep at least 70% of his darts in the board!!! Can someone from O’Leary’s please buy Graham a cushion for his stool, as when he is marking for a long time he gets a sore bottom, ah bless! Please note, I have been asked to remind all bar owners and team captains, when players score gets down to about 50 PLEASE DO NOT write down an under 10 as he/ she will be trying to check out, (unless it’s Tommy RS) Let’s play Darts www.pattayadarts.com


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Golf from the Bunker The PSC Members Tournamen

by Mick

Crystal Bay Some of the Bunker Boy’s played in the Pattaya Sports Club monthly Medal competition which left a smaller group to play Crystal Bay but what a day we had! Playing in a single flight it was very tight at

Khaow Kheow Some very surprising results today in the Stableford competition with the tee boxes further back than usual! A record low score won the A Flight, John Hughes the very surprised winner with a measly 29 points, only one point behind was Geoff Cox and Peter Platt came in third

Gordon, winner at Crystal Bay celebrating with Marion

the top, a count back required to separate Gordon and Gary, both shooting a four under nett 68, Gordon just shading it on the back nine. Gerry Cooney’s nett 71 took third place and Mario Benavidez came fourth with a level par. Results: 1st Gordon Melia (hcp 14) nett 68 2nd Gary Austin (hcp 17) nett 68 3rd Gerry Cooney (hcp 13) nett 71 4th Mario Benavidez (hcp 25) nett 72 Near pin winners – Neil Griffin, ‘Dev’ Devlin and Gerry won the other two.

a further point behind. Lady golfer Jackie McPherson came third in the B Flight, Mike Corner took the runner up spot and it’s anybody’s guess how Kenny Chung scored 38 points but that’s what he won the B Flight with! Results: A Flight: 1st John Hughes (hcp 15) 29 points 2nd Geoff Cox (hcp 12) 28 points 3rd Peter Platt (hcp 13) 27 points B Flight: 1st Kenny Chung (hcp 26) 38 points 2nd Mike Corner (hcp 21) 34 points

3rd Jackie McPherson (hcp 19) 31 points Near Pin Winners – Mike Corner, John Hughes and Frank Dante won the other two.

Greenwood Reg Smart returned from up ‘The Village’ with recharged batteries and promptly won the B Flight coming into the clubhouse with a level par score on his card. Mike Corner is picking up points here and there keeping him in touch with the golfer of the month contenders, Mike finished second ahead of Ken Young who was in the money for the second time this year to claim third place! Alan Sullivan got back to winning ways after a barren spell, winning the A Flight just a single shot ahead of Geoff Hart (who’s still not used to being in the A Flight), Tony Robbins settled for third place having returned from another ‘working holiday’ in the Philippines! Results: A Flight: 1st Alan Sullivan (hcp 13) nett 75 2nd Geoff Hart (hcp 18) nett 76 3rd Tony Robbins (hcp 14) nett 77 B Flight: 1st Reg Smart (hcp 25) nett 72 2nd Mike Corner (hcp 21) nett 75 3rd Ken Young (hcp 28) nett 77 Near Pin Winners – Gordon Melia got two today, the other two going to Gary Austin and Geoff Hart.

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We thought we would give Rayong Country Club, or for the ‘Goldie’s, Great Lake, a chance to hold a Monthly Tournament as they have been very good to PSC over the High Season giving us a great Greenfee and generally looking after us as an Organisation. They even open their Restaurant now and provide good, well priced, food. Visit PSC on the days before and you would find Max and Matt, that well known double act, beavering away at providing the backing organisation for a great day. Without the time put in by these two and a couple of others, oh yes!! not to forget William, the day would be a bit of a disaster. So it was no surprise on booking in that the ‘Duo’ were there to smoothly book all the players in, and that was good as we

William ‘Doing his bit’ with Max and Matt in the background them as they do us. Who am In the A Flight, 0 to 16, I to argue ? and where these the winner was Peter days can you get a round of Seward with a net 69 on golf with a caddy for 600 countback over Shaun baht. One must cut ones cloth Merrian in second. In third to fit ones suit. was Brian Gabe with a net The day was hot and 70 on countback over Nigel windy, and the Course was Flanigan in fourth. set up to be about 6,500 In the B Flight, 17 to 21, yards, a distance we believe Emile Van de Wiele won is a fair test of golf. The with the best result of greens were a little slow the day, 42 points. In second as they had been allowed to we had Patrick Engels with ‘grow’ a little and getting 39 points ahead of Brian the ball to the hole was Maddox in third with 37

A Flight Winner had more than the usual numbers of ‘No Shows’. There is nothing more annoying for an ‘Organiser’ to make out all the start sheets and then find players with nothing more difficult to do than turn up, or tell the Organisers the day before, just do not turn up. Still the experienced Duo rose above this small inconvenience and soon got all the players, about 96, away. The changing room is a bit tight, but where there is a will there is a way, and

difficult, so those players who hit the ball firmly at the hole were generally more successful than the ‘die the ball in’, players. We met at Jameson’s at about 1830hrs, and a big queue was soon waiting for the food, but quickly served. Kim, ‘Mein Host’, was dashing about making sure all was well, and the food was excellent and well enjoyed by all. Kim also arranged for all the players to avail of happy hour all night and with draft beer at 90 Baht many took

B Flight Winner points and in fourth was Laurence Harding with 36 points. n the C Flight, 22 up, the winner was Kenny Chung with 36 points ahead of Roland Soderburg in second with 35 points. In third was Hansen Odd Holm with 34 points ahead of Don Carmody in fourth with 32 points. It was then time for The Lycky Draw and at last we had a chance to win. T.T.F.N. Near Pins Alan Sullivan Stefan Hose Leif Linner

William, Golf Chairman, with Ladies winner C Flight Winner it was out onto either the 1st advantage of the offer all Dave Dolle Emile Van de or 10th and away. I have night. Wiele Eila Kojtuaniam Bob to here state that I found We were soon into the Allen Colin Cronin Joe the Course over dry with presentation, with The Golf Kubon large patches of bare brown Chairman, William Macey, Long Drive Graham earth abounding.Discussing at the helm with ‘The Duo’ Johnson Joel Flor Toj it with The PSC Golf backing him up. On this night Mailia Intira Goransson Chairman, he informed me the presentation was quick to Two’s Alan that The Rayong Country everyone’s satisfaction. Sullivan Peter Blackburn Club are doing all they We had three Flights for Mike Gosden Paul Taylor can to improve standards Men plus a Ladies Flight. Stephen Rose Hansen Odd on the Course. taking into The Ladies winner was Holm Stefan Merriman account the very low greenfee, Intira Goransson with 32 Laurence Harding and we should support points.


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Golf from the Café Kronborg by Peter Blackburn

Treasure Hill – Stableford Just one short of a full field of forty golfers we departed Café Kronborg at 0816 and arrived at Treasure Hill at 0907. Welcomes were handed out to Barry & Wilma Lemming from England and after paying our green fees etc we arrived at the first tee to be told there was no booking for us. This does not happen when The Admiral pre organizes our bookings via the PSC office so it was obviously an error by the golf course people. However, not to worry as we were invited to tee off the first tee straight away and as our first group was a three ball due to the absence of yours truly The Admiral & his two playing partners breezed around the course in three hours and fifty minutes. If anyone is thinking it was due to my absence then forget it – I can play three holes in the same time it takes Marcel Wittwer to play a tee shot! I must also mention that one of our mini buses got lost both going and returning to and from Treasure Hill – Some counseling from Boon our transport co-ordinator required there I fear! Three flights again with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 17, B Flight for 18 to 22 and C Flight for 23+. As usual nearest the pins on par threes

and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th. That man Monte Sykes did it again by taking out A Flight by one point from Richard Kubicki who beat Mike “Hunter” Gosden on a count back. Doug Maiko finished one point further back in fourth place. B Flight was won by Leif Kirkgaard with Andre van Dyk one point behind in second place.

Monday! Results for Treasure Hill: A Flight 1st – Monte Sykes (5) – 36 points 2nd – Richard Kubicki (12) – 35 points 3rd – Mike Gosden (8) – 35 points 4th – Doug Maiko (16) – 34 points B Flight 1st – Leif Kirkgaard (21)

Cilia Bosman, Leif Kirkgaard, The Admiral & Monte Sykes

Stu Rifkin got on the podium once more by finishing third with Mike Winfield fourth. The going appeared tough in C Flight with Cilia Bosman’s 32 points enough to win. A count back saw Martyn Topham finish second ahead of Mike Herridge with Ulla Ravn in fourth spot. Unfortunately The Admiral’s poor form continued and he was awarded the “Compass” award for a new world record sixth consecutive time. Don’t worry Dave – I’m back next

NTP’s 2nd – Mike Winfield 6th – Doug Maiko 13th - Wilma Lemming 17th – Peter Hammond Long Putts 9th - Mike Gosden 18th – Barry Lemming Rayong Country Club – Stableford Once more a very good turnout and 44 golfers

The Admiral, Carole Kubicki, Jesper Rasmussen & Brian Gabe

– 36 points 2nd – Andre Van Dyk (21) – 35 points 3rd – Stu Rifkin (19) – 33 points 4th – Mike Winfield (21) – 32 points C Flight 1st – Cilia Bosman (23) – 32 points 2nd – Martyn Topham (28) – 28 points 3rd – Mike Herridge (23) – 28 points 4th – Ulla Ravn (35) – 26 points

departed Café Kronborg at 0820 for the trip to Rayong Country Club where our scheduled tee off time was 1030. Upon arrival there was no delay in fact our first group teed off early at 1010 in fine but hot conditions. The improving course was in good condition although most found the greens a little slow and the first group managed to complete their round in four hours & 10 minutes. The large field enabled us to have 3 flights with five

placegetters in each flight. A Flight for 0 to 16, B flight for 17 to 22 and C Flight for handicaps 23 and over. Nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the 9th and 18th. Brian Gabe returned to the winner’s circle by winning A Flight from Don Richardson who beat Monte Sykes on a count back for second and third places. Paul Avery finished fourth with Doug Maiko 5th. Jesper Rasmussen had a great round & easily won the B flight from Elias Magnusson. Mike Winfield finished third, Per Anders Karlsen fourth and Brendan Byrne fifth. The ladies dominated C Flight and took the first three places with Carole Kubicki victorious over Cilia Bosman and Susan Gaarde. Walter Schober beat Eddie Glinsek on a count back for fourth and fifth places. Results for Rayong Country Club: A Flight 1st – Brian Gabe (16) - 37 points 2nd – Don Richardson (10) – 36 points

3rd – Monte Sykes (5) – 36 points 4th – Paul Avery (11) – 35 points 5th – Doug Maiko (16) – 34 points B Flight 1st – Jesper Rasmussen (19) – 40 points 2nd – Elias Magnusson (17) – 37 points 3rd – Mike Winfield (21) – 35 points 4th – Per Anders Karlsen (17) – 34 points 5th – Brendan Byrne (20) – 33 points C Flight 1st – Carole Kubicki (28) – 39 points 2nd – Cilia Bosman (23) – 36 points 3rd – Susan Gaarde (24) – 33 points 4th – Walter Schoeber (28) – 30 points 5th – Eddie Glinsek (26) – 30 points NTP’s 5th – Brian Gabe 7th – Mike Winfield 12th – Jesper Rasmussen 16th – Stu Rifkin Longest Putts 9th – Elias Magnusson 18th – Richard Kubicki

Golf from Tropical Bert’s by Derek Brook Phoenix ( Stableford) The test for the day was to be The Lakes and the Ocean nines at Phoenix and on the day the fight would be against a strong wind. This being the end of the Month we also had The Alan Bolton Golfer of the Month and before the start of the day really anyone could win, and as it happened so it turned out.

one or two four balls that are a little slower and the wait in the Restaurant was longer than normal. Incidentally the food in the Restaurant seems much better of late but the annoyance of ++ continues and tips for the staff becomes a problem. This is still one of the few Courses that players seem to shun the Restaurant. Talking of annoyance the Course has introduced a 1,000 Baht payment for any

First and Second in each Flight

We were soon booked in and at the start, where we were able to get away a little early, and we soon found out the strength of the wind. However as usual Phoenix was in fine shape with well grassed fairways and slick, fast and tricky greens. The pace of play was good however, but we usually have

the B Flight the Winner was Ada Tse with 34 points on countback over Daryl Evans in second. In third was Frank Pilkington with 31 points. In the A Flight the winner was John Morrison with 39 points ahead of Doug Maiko in second with 37 points on countback over Derek Brook in third. In the ‘Alan Bolton Golfer of the Month’ it was back to the drawing board

Les, in his new shirt, congratulated by Dick Warberg

golfer who needs a ‘Red Flag’ on his cart, so all you golfers who have to take a cart to play, Beware. Back at Bert’s the Golfers were enjoying their ‘Gofers Special’, and it was some time before we got to the results. Then we saw that the A Flight, 0 to 17, had performed better than the B Flight. In

and countbacks to decide the winner, but finally Les Charles came out on top and in addition to a very ‘Sexy’ bag also won an Alan Bolton Shirt. T.T.F.N. Near Pin Peter Platt Mashi Brian Gabe John Morrison Long Put John Morrison Les Burns


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ecure your flanks: I don’t think there’s much argument Pattaya attracts its share of the available pond scum of full-time con artists of many nationalities and most of these guys can spot a ‘mark’ faster than a Beach Road ladyboy at 2:00am. I wonder how many of the nightlife venues of Fun Town are operated by people who hold the lease (or it’s held by a trusted Thai nominee) and are therefore the ‘legal’ owners, but who have then sold shares in the place to other foreigners? Quite a number I would think. Unless the paperwork for these ‘shares’ has been scrutinized by a competent lawyer then that’s all it is, just paperwork, and not worth the proverbial cracker. Over the years a lot of people have had their fingers burnt by putting money into places without doing the due diligence to protect their investment. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of being a part owner of a seemingly successful nightlife operation. Yet it can all be for nought if there is no substantiating and legal paperwork to back you up if something goes wrong. After all, what is a partowner going to do if one day the leaseholder happens to disappear into the wilds of Issan and a few weeks later someone turns up clutching the correct paperwork and saying he has purchased the joint? Any legal case could take years to sort out and finish up costing a lot more than it’s all worth. I mention all this because in a recent email to me the correspondent claimed two of the three owners of an especially well known gogo are not in possession of anything resembling a legal document confirming their financial involvement in the

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enterprise. My correspondent suggested the senior partner is probably hoping to offload the den in the hope of relocating to another country and he is wily enough to be able to pull the rug from under his partners’ collective feet. As with anything involving large amounts of money, but especially in the bar scene, it’s caveat emptor. Still going strong: Many readers of this column are regular baht bus riders so I feel it’s important to be reminded that the gangs of pickpockets who make their dubious living from relieving the unwary traveller of his folding funds are still rampant. The number of people whom I know personally who have either been robbed or had attempts made to rob them is statistically astounding. The ‘trade’ is obviously lucrative and on-going. It’s noticeable that when the local news makes a report of a theft in which the miscreants are apprehended, almost inevitably the pickpockets are repeat offenders. I’m sure if they had the money they would go into the bar business and start selling 10 percent shares to 20 or more people. Reprise and reappraisal: I first visited the Baccara go-go (Walking Street) soon after it opened and found it impressive in its appointments but lacking in atmosphere. On a recent visit I decided to see if sitting upstairs was any better. It wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, upstairs is as nicely done out as downstairs, and there were plenty of customers. There were also plenty of dancing damsels and the majority were well worth a second look. For me, Baccara reminds me more of a smoking lounge than a real go-go. I half imagine

it’s the kind of joint that wouldn’t be out of place in the Cotswolds in England, a snug fireplace in the corner radiating warmth while a few daughters of the landed gentry cavort about in scanty attire aiming to get a rise out of the horse and hounds brigade. I’m led to believe a bit of cannibalising has been taking place, with chrome pole molesters from Happy and Peppermint being brought over to make up the required numbers in Baccara. As I wrote before, I’m sure the place will do well, but it’s not one that ranks high on my personal list of places to visit on a regular basis. A real lashing tongue: The Iron go-go (Walking Street) is currently one of the more popular venues in Fun Town and it’s not hard to understand why. A narrow but long den -similar in design to the equally popular Airport (situated right next door)- Iron has plenty of chrome pole molesters scattered along its length. There’s the usual dancing stage where girls jiggle and shuffle about in various pieces of attire. Then there’s the de rigeur Jacuzzi, filled with more pneumatic young ladies and plenty of soap suds. Towards the rear of the den is a widish deck and a brace of damsels whose job description appears to be to use whatever wiles they possess (and there are plenty of them) to extract as many Tequila’s and other alcoholic libations as possible from punters. On a recent field trip into the den a friend and I noted, first, just how packed the place was, especially towards the rear of the joint, and, second, the overall quality and numbers of the dancing damsels. We sat at the rear area and almost immediately were targeted by one of the hardest working hustlers I’ve seen in recent times. Relatively tall and quite lean (maybe with a little help from some underthe-counter manufactured medications), she was attired in nothing more than a pair of knee pads and anklelength boots. That said, her most distinguishing physical feature was her tongue: one of the longest I’ve ever seen. Perhaps hopeful of a closer inspection of the said tongue, my friend purchased a lady drink (a bottle of the amber froth). Not content enough with this, the damsel organised a couple of Tequila’s as well.

What was essentially a fun period turned a little sour later when it came time for my friend to pay his bill. An extra lady drink (bottle of beer) had appeared on the said bill, and, quite naturally, he questioned this addition. Madame Tongue, as hustlers are wont to do, couldn’t believe he would dare to question the impeccable accounting skills of her colleagues and became derisive. My friend made the point he was happy to pay for the drinks he had indeed ingested, but not for an extra libation. He moved to the front of the bar and spoke to the cashier, sensibly not getting angry or loud and abusive. The same could not be said for Madame Tongue. While watching all this I was reminded yet again of the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the average chrome pole molesting damsel: the cliched ‘butter wouldn’t melt…’ on the one hand and the ‘real’ nature on the other. Luckily, the cashier accepted a mistake had been made and it all ended amicably, apart from the near-naked harridan who’s parting words to my friend consisted of two words associated with sex and travel. They’re doing this on purpose: In recent columns I have noted the closures of the Paradise and Rodeo Girls go-go bars, in Soi Buakhow and Pattayaland Soi 2 respectively. Of course, as I noted last time out, Paradise has re-opened and on a recent inspection of the flagging nightlife on Pattayaland Soi 2, I see Rodeo Girls has once again kicked into life. The question might be asked, ‘why?’ I walked in at around 11:00pm one night and there were just two girls on stage, both wearing enough clothing to make it through a Siberian winter. A third girl followed me through the door but there was absolutely no reason to stay, so I didn’t. Just how long this new incarnation will last I guess will depend on the willingness of the owners to keep flogging a dead horse. In the same soi it was noticeable that the number of spruikers of both female and ‘not quite sure’ genders was significantly less than usual outside the Kitten Club go go. Whether this is due to economic downsizing or an effort by management to be less intrusive I don’t know. Down on Soi 15, off Walking Street, the Fun

Room go go has closed. This is no great loss as the den rarely had anything to recommend it; then again, given the way places seem to go it’ll probably reopen again in a few weeks, and still be no better than

before. Perhaps if it is reopened it could go by a more appropriate name: Dinosaur World comes to mind. Piece of Pith: My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”


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Pattaya Today’s

Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across 1,25 Old man fools sailor, friend of 21/19 10/23 (7,4) 5 Show off uniform worn by 17 24 25 (6) 9 Intimidate male and female creatures, say (8) 10 See 21 12 Drinking too much beer, including a 17 24 school swimming coach (7,5) 15 Make more bitter recycling half of beer crate after cutback (10) 17,24 Retracted notice about the French in 16 11 only? (7) 19 See 21 20 Aboard ship, girl longs for 16 11 character (10) 22 One to help you out spinning single and EP at ball (8,4) 26 Tit for tat through chink in defence (2,4) 27 Batting very fast, being offensive (8) 28 One that’s waged war 17 24 during Frenchman’s retreat (6) 29 Poet writes, dipping into sherry regularly (7)

Hope you enjoy the Crossword

Down 1 Watering holes doubly essential for orphan elephant? (4) 2 Hat way over the 17 (offence in parts?) if 17 24 (4) 3 Drank gin and almost cuddled 17 24 when drunk (8) 4 Agreed to go round Australia with a back-up instrument (5) 6 Fruit partly quartered when eaten by Abraham’s nephew (6) 7 Ill repute surrounds a sucker raised in a hole (2,1,3,4) 8 Play Greek character briefly: 1-20 September, roughly? (3,7) 11 Last one Puck made an ass of? (6) 13 Cooking sherry in bed? No-no in this part of England (10) 14 Criminal left one with a wave (10) 16 Black activist tailed car heading off for US bomb site (6) 18 US president warning about ailing markets, initially (8) 21,19,10,23 Cake cut out? Rubbish! It’s located in 16 11 (9,11) 23 See 21 24 See 17 25 See 1 across

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

4 8

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9 2

7 3

1 8

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9 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:

Giving maximum info BIDDING at the bridge table is a condensed language – you don’t have all that many bids to choose from – so it’s vital to display the maximum information to partner in each utterance you make in the auction.

7 6

5

6 1

1. Now Say 2. Spit Proof 3. War Wise 4. Pin Said 5. Buoy Elope 6. Fore Cuffs 7. Hem Age 8. Shoe Ration 9. Back Shake 10.Corner Wall

Solution Issue 11

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Form a word from the Jumbled Letters

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.

1. FROM COT 2. SIZE ZOQ 3. THE ERLS 4. POO HYNT 5. HIT RUMP 6. ME RIMS W 7. LED OUR N 8. CHIPS CYS 9. DICE REP 10.I LOP COC

For example, in the sequence below you never state overtly you have a shortness in clubs but you certainly imply that. Your hand today is ♠ A 8 7 5 2, ♥ K 5, ♦ A K 7 5 3, ♣ 4 and your partner is the dealer. Against silent opposition, you hear your partner bid one heart and, very clearly, you

reply one spade. Partner now rebids two hearts, so what is your response now? There is surely a game here for your side, but there’s an outside chance there could be a possible slam, especially if partner is short in spades. On the bidding, he certainly has a six suiter in hearts in most systems in use these days. So your best course of action is to bid three diamonds to keep the auction open as it were without committing yourself.

Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... If partner now bids, three no trumps, you will try four hearts, implying a slam interest. The point about the slam interest is that you didn’t raise to four hearts at your second turn. You are certainly suggesting a shortness in the club suit. All this reasoning should enable your partner, if he is bright enough, to make the right decision about leaving the contract in game or going into slam territory.

ANSWERS 1. Up Led 2. Out Away 3. Slaughter Maid 4. Tram Go 5. Jobs Less 6. Hot Ring 7. High Weight 8. Trench Elope 9. Back Coach 10.Flint Smith

Start Cast House Car Worth Spur Light Ant Stage Lock

ANSWERS 1. MOP SOUP 2. RATS PAN 3. LUST SIN 4. CID CALF 5. MASS DUE 6. REV ICES 7. MEGA ASS 8. L NOT FAR 9. HI SCYPS 10.O TIN CAN

POMPOUS SPARTAN INSULTS FLACCID ASSUMED SERVICE MASSAGE FRONTAL PHYSICS CONTHIN


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Le Parrot Bistrot and Inn

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A Friendly French Neighbourhood Eatery by Mick and Di The Food Lovers When we were invited to a moules (mussels) party recently we were more than happy to accept as these briny molluscs are a particular favourite of ours. The location was the popular Le Parrot’s Bistrot on Third Road where every Thursday night bowls of steaming, fragrant mussels are served in an “as-much-as-you-can-eat” culinary event (B.250). The core clientele at Le Parrot are French folk enjoying the cuisine and camaraderie of their compatriots contributing to the Gallic ambiance, laidback mood and European vibes.

The French connection is paramount at Le Parrot where the trained chefs produce Mediterranean fare. Thai food is not forgotten and there is a considerable list of spicy dishes. Khun Jee is in charge of front of house and she manages this bar/restaurant with abundant charm and competence. The interior décor is colourful brasserie-style with a pool table in the rear and a big, welcoming terrace out front which was the popular choice on the night we visited. So it was that Mick and I found ourselves at Le Parrot Bistrot enjoying a white wine aperitif at their sizeable horseshoe shaped bar in the company of the friendly

French community here in Pattaya. The moules were then served at our table. Let us tell you, if you are a fan of these briny bivalves here they are cooked brilliantly arriving hot and juicy either in a cream or a white wine liquor accompanied by a bowl of delicious French fries still glistening and crunchy from their oily bath. We quickly polished off one bowl of mussels each and before you could say “ooh la la”, two more bowls were served, this time simmering in a creamy emulsion. We stopped here, but could have “mouled the night away” should we have wished. Both renditions were first rate but our favourite has to be the classic white wine, garlic and shallot reduction. As it was a mussels party the evening we visited we didn’t get to taste any other dishes and can only relate the items from the a la carte menu, but we will be back sometime soon to try the other specialities. From the hot starters beignets (deep fried bread) looked an interesting option served with shrimps, chicken or squid rings for a perfect

midday snack. If ever a soup screams French origin it is soup a l’oignon and here at only B.95 it would be another attractive option. Jee told us the spaghetti with fruit de mer/sea food was a best seller and indeed we saw many a plate of steaming pasta laden with the fruits of the sea being served. For meat lovers out there, we spotted filet de boeuf “facon tournadeos” (B.390), and the house signature, Coeur d’entrecote maitre d’hotel, plus a 400 gr. T-bone, leg of lamb with herbes de

saffron sauce, Provencal fish fillet or sea scallops “St. Jacques” style which will definitely be my choice on our next visit. Daily suggestions also include pizza, chili con carne, herrings and

Provence, beef kebabs, and grilled pork chops at B.180 to name a few. Fish lovers would have the choice of pave (steak) of salmon with

hachis parmentier (a famous traditional French classic dish of potato and ground beef). Desserts reflect timeless confections such as mousse

Dear Food Lovers,

RSVP

au chocolate (B.95), crème caramel, tarte de jour or an interesting coupe Colonel featuring lemon-vodka ice cream and a vodka sorbet citron which would provide a refreshing finale to your dining out at Le Parrot Bistrot. In a nutshell, this is a friendly neighbourhood bistro/brasserie that prepares mainly European cuisine at affordable prices with an eye to quality and to giving their customers value for money which in turn creates a regular client base and a social meeting place for locals, tourists and the ex-pat community. Located on Third Road, Pattaya (half way between Thappraya Road and Soi 17). Open daily from breakfast till late. Tel: (038) 050151. www.parrots-inn.com.

I enjoy a programme on British TV called “Come Dine With Me”, unfortunately the other evening I only caught the end of it but did hear that the starter course was garlic soup. Sounds so interesting, do you have a recipe for this unusual soup? Regards, Bill. Dear Bill, yes we do and here it is – not difficult and is so yummy you’ll be making it again and again.

Roasted Garlic Soup with Parmesan Cheese

Serves 4 Ingredients • 26 garlic cloves (unpeeled) • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter • 2 ¼ cups sliced onions • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme • 18 garlic cloves, peeled • 3 ½ cups chicken stock • ½ cup of cream • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces) • 4 lemon wedges Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 26 garlic cloves in small glass baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until garlic is golden brown and tender, about 45 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic between fingertips to release cloves. Transfer cloves to small bowl. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and thyme and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add roasted garlic and 18 raw garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken stock; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add cream and bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.) Divide grated cheese among 4 bowls and ladle soup over. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve. If you would like to request a recipe, please email : thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com


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Mata Hari

Vol. 9 No. 12  1 - 15 March 2010

A Bastion of Good Eating

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers It had been a while since Mick and I had dined at Mata Hari and quite honestly we’d forgotten how good it is. We started ‘mmming’ at the appetisers and didn’t stop till we were in the car and on our way home. So many things make Mata Hari one of Pattaya’s best loved restaurants: the menu is broad and generous, the kitchen produces the most delicious food, the décor is classy and elegant and the prices are more than reasonable. This bastion of good eating is under the baton of the loquacious Louis Voll who continues to pioneer his food philosophy of quality, consistency and value for money while his wife Chef Jackie rules the kitchen with unswerving commitment making this legendary gustatory partnership a formidable team. Our evening started with a glass of the house Sauvignon Blanc while we chatted to Louis and perused the menu. Louis hails from The Netherlands and this is reflected in a sprinkling of his national dishes such as bitterballen, and Dutch green pea soup, but on the whole the menu is European in temperament plus an extensive choice of Thai cuisine. All of the west’s holy trinity, i.e. foie gras, caviar and oysters are featured on the menu and

we couldn’t resist ordering two of them. Terrine of foie gras was requested and also half a dozen oysters (farmed caviar is also available at B.2,600 for 30 grms should that be your fondness. A hundred years ago oysters were the pigeons of the sea, now of course they are highly prized and considered not only a gourmet treat but an aphrodisiatic to boot!

briny essence. Murmurs of pleasure greeted their arrival and continued until each was slurped and savoured to the end. Other appetisers include beef or salmon carpaccio, scallops on creamed spinach and grilled cheese, the famous oysters Kilpatrick (grilled and prepared with bacon and Worcestershire sauce), Mediterranean fish soup (B.180), white

Oh, but my terrine de foie gras was sheer nirvana, orgasmic in its silky, buttery taste which literally just melted away on the tongue in a most incredible way. Mick has has loved oysters for a long time and his appreciation of these gourmet bivalves is huge. Here at Mata Hari they were serving Washington Baron Point which have an excellent reputation for a deep-cupped Pacific oyster with a creamy,

bait fritters (B.290), the celebrated Jamon Iberico (B.450), and the Dutch smoked eel (B.390) to name a few to get your taste buds jumping. We were now imbibing an excellent Pinot Noire “Hob Nob” which with its modern full body and plum and blackberry aromas perfectly fitted the bill. The wine list is far-reaching with excellent vintages from around the world to suit all tastes and pockets. Temperature controlled cabinets insures the wine arrives at table in perfect order. Our main courses were then served; grilled lamb cutlets with fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil and pan fried crab crusted red snapper fillets. Mick had chosen sautéed potatoes and vegetables to accompany the lamb while I had requested mashed

potatoes and salad. The snapper although encrusted in a delicious crisp crab overcoat was basically left to speak for itself and it spoke volumes. It was fresh, vibrant and sensational accompanied by a salad of creativity, crunch and vibrant variety. The lamb melted under the knife and the tower of sautéed potatoes received praise and kudos for its tremendous taste and execution. Meat lovers can order the Australian T-bone, ribeye or fillet steak and the signature dish of fillet steak “Mata Hari’ (with chicken liver pate, mushrooms and green asparagus) is always a best seller. There are always some specials on the menu so do enquire, on the night we visited white asparagus soup (B.190) and fresh ravioli stuffed with crab were on offer. Mick and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Mata Hari and ate a truly stunning meal. On so many levels Mata Hari is a special place: the food is top notch, cooked with a light hand and an elegant touch, the staff are wonderful combining the skill of silver service with a smile and the ambiance laid back but with just the right amount of finesse. After reading this review if you think it sounds like a rave – that’s because it is exactly that! Treat yourself and visit soon. Open daily except Mondays from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. Bar opens at 4.00 pm. Located on Theppraya Road in the Nirvana Place Condo (corner of Soi 15), Pattaya. Tel: (038) 259 799 or visit mataharirestau rant.com. Reservations recommended.

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Quick & Easy. We buy/sell used goods. We pay instant CASH. TVs, HiFis, Watches, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Cameras, Musical Instruments, Phones, CD Players, Electrical Appliances & more. Home/office clearances. Large item pickup. All goods must be in working condition. Bring your I.D. Visit our 300m2 store 2nd Floor Pattaya Klang. Tel 038 488 240 Fax 038 488 249

(ptmas-e0609)Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand. net, info@ecobrand.net for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! (ptmas-c0609)DVD Boxed Sets, New Titles every week. British Comedy, Detectives, Movies & Documentaries - Delivered today! Free Catalogue, www.go2delboy. com “Free Classifieds Section” Tel 086 111 9181. (ptfa-l0809)Probably The Biggest Most Powerful Pair of Binoculars you have ever seen, Together with Heavy Duty Extendable Tri-pod. Both indistinguishable from new. Total cost over 15,000 baht. Sell 8,000 bath Call: 038 421 502. (pta-d1009) 2 x pioneer CDJ1000 MK2 TurnTables, 1 x pioneer DJM-600 PRO Mixer,2 x JBL MPro Loud Speakers,1 x Royal Pro Power Amp 1200,1 x Hard pioneer Flight case. Plus All cables and Leads. All this only 3 years old Perfect Condition and home use only. Selling as Im moving to Indonesia. For the lot 110,000 baht ono new price 210,000 PH: 087 013 5770. 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. 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.

Business Opportunities

(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. (ptfbo-k1409) Bargain Beer Bar for Rent Beach Road soi 8, fully Furnished 18,000/month. Key money 80,000/year Tel. 086 512 4387. (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 RESTAURANTALL 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.

Classified (ptbo-m1009) For Sale Long Established Sport Bar Contact mprc01@gmail.com (ptbo-v1509)Business for sale 2 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. E-mail to – kevinh@jomtienproperty.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 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 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 (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 3925524 (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 (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 Big House 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 Leas Absolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@PattayaOcean Property.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

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Fax: (038) 374535 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 - VisionAsia 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 - VisionAsia 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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(ptmet-s2408)Thai, English and German Lessons! Bored from learning Languages conventional style? Want fast success for daily conversation? With us you can learn it for your needs, comfortable in your own home. For a free trial lesson please call 089 602 2272 or Email to timeforlearning@gmail.com (pta-tk0008)Do you Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. We speak Thai, English, German & Duetsch. (ptmet-p2208)Learn Thai/ English at Home by Experienced Teacher. Personalized and effective learning at your convenience. Tel. 081 945 7241. (pta-te0008)TEFL Intercontinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640. Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya. We offer a variety of effective language courses and professional corporate training, including English, Japanese, German, Russian, French and Spanish. We specialize in teaching Thai to foreigners from beginner to advanced level and offer Ministry of Education Thai Competency test preparation. 3 year ED visas arranged for full-time students. Please call for a FREE TRIAL LESSONS. Located in Central Pattaya opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038 489 225-7 Fax. 038 489 228 www.prolanguage.com

House for Sale

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@ pattayahousebuilders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, double-garage. 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, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen,a private pool,sala, garden , 4 airconditioners,UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hi-speed 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, Ongart 081 899 1910 Thai


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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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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.pattayaoceanproperty.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@pattayoceanproperty.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. 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 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

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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 oceanview and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/ Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: 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 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


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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

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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 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

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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 2 964.


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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. 3 bedrooms, 5 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. (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-a1209)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-c1309)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 9 361.

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 Hi-speed 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 085-1201414 Eng, Ongart 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.

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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@pattayocean 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 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

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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 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 enormouspool 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.


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(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 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 month- Long term. Email: info@pattayaoceanproperty.com www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719.

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. (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. Any one interested in renting or selling a property at the village off third road please email : mojo8888@hotmail.com.

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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

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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+wi-fi 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 30 sqm. 4th floor, Big Balcony for Swimming Pool View, Renovated with New Furniture, A/C and Kitchen Must be seen 870,000 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 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

Baan Suan Lalana Condominium, 84 Sq. M., 5th Floor (Top Floor). Huge balcony for sea views, 1 bedroom with built-in wardrobes, 2A/C. 1 living room, fully furnished. New large kitchen with fridge freezer, 2 LCD, big screen TVs, 2 ceiling fans, etc. Just been furnished and completely refurbished to high standard with very high art deco ceilings. 2 big swimming pools, fitness centre, shop, restaurant, lovely gardens, 800 metres Jomtien Beach. Lovely living and a beautiful atmosphere. Reduce from 3.5 mil baht baht to 2.9 mil baht. ABSOLUTE BARGAIN FOR QUICK SALE !! (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) fordetails 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 42 sqm studio 4th floor huge balcony for Pattaya Park and Sea view, Renovated with Euro kitchen and Matching furniture, New A/C. Be very quick only 1.2 mill 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 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 (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


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House for Sale Ref:pop 1004 Swiss Style Villa South Pattaya Located in a quiet Villiage near 3rd Road. Lovely Home with established garden and off street parking for 2 cars. House has 2 bedrooms with separate dwelling containing 3 self contained apartments on a separate title. Could be rented or sold separately. Wonderful opportunity. at 5.9 mb. Ref:pop 1060 Georgeous 166 Sqm.Luxury Home Jomtien Located in a high quality Gated Community, with 24 hour security. 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, beautiful fittings and furniture.Private Pool Car park, only 2 minutes to Jomtien Beach, 11.9 mb. Ref:pop 1085 Immaculately Designed Ultra-Moden Homes These magnificient homes are guaranteed to take your breath away. Only 5 minutes to Jomtein Beach. Forty Luxury Homes from two bedrooms to four bedrooms will be constructed. The choice is yours. Only a few lots left. Over 70% sold Price range from 8.9 to 28 million. Ref:pop 1061 French Style Town House South Pattaya 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 4 A/C Cable T.V, Freshley painted with nice window shutters installed. Nice quiet location. Some furniture included in sale. Fantastic opportunity to purchase super home. area. 22 sqw. 3 mb. Ref:pop 1060 Magnificent New 2 Storey Home Pratumnak Located in a premier position only 2 minutes to Dongtan Beach. Quality double brick construction by Western Builder 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms. Private Swimming Pool Extra Land available adjacent to House on seperate title if required. House 12.9 mb. extra land 6 mb. Ref:pop 1063 Town House South Pattaya 2 Bedrooms, Air conditioned 25 Tw. Ideal first Home in very central location close to Third road Some furniture included Bargain Price: 1.95 mb. Ref:pop 1079 Lovely 2 Storey Home South Pattaya Central location in small gated village only a few minutes to SukumvitHWY 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms. A/C throughout Downstairs set up with Bar & Pool Table with licence. Large top floor balcony has extensive uninterupted views. Use as a business and home combined or convert to a residence only Price 6.9 mb.

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Ref: POP 1096 Centre Point Condo Top floor Corner Unit 91 Sqm. Seven Story low rise, with Pool and City Views. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 4 Balconies 3 Air Cons. Fully furnished including 2 TV’s . Only 3 minutes to Carrefour, Foreign Name. Price 3.9 mb. Ref: POP 1095 Fantastic 76 sqm Condominiums Located in prime area of Pratumnuk Hill. Currently under Construction Finance plan available over 10 years from 1.95 mb. Ref:pop J1 Superb 188 sqm Condo Central Pattaya With expansive views over Pattaya Bay and Jomtien Only a few minutes to Carrefour Rare opportunity to purchase a 20th floor Penthouse at such a bargain price: 10.9 mb. Ref:pop J2 Luxury 113 sqm Condo on 17 th floor New apartment building in Central Pattaya. 1 minute to Carrefour Superbly fitted out one Bedroom unit with luxury kitchen & bathroom Price: 6.6 mb. Ref:pop 1017 Excellant small condo 30 sqm Located at Spanish condo’s in South Pattaya only minutes to Carrefour shopping & Sukumvit HWY. Communal Pool. Ideal investment at discounted price for quick sale. Price-695,000 Baht

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Ref:pop 5000 Magnificent 2 storey Home South Pattaya New renovation. 5 mins, to Carrefour Shopping Centre. 2 minutes to Sukumvit HWY Quality Furniture,Air Conditioned, Large developed garden & lawn area. 45,000 Per month. Ref:pop 1039 Lovely 3 Bed, Furnished Home East Pattaya With Enclosed Garden & Lawn Area’s Very quiet secure Villiage with Communal Pool. Remote controlled gate to off street car park Situated 1 minute to New Pattaya Bangkok Hwy. Only 22,000 Per month

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Ref:pop 103 1 Rai Jomtien Beautiful flat block with made road on three sides. Only 500 metres to Jomtien Beach and 100 metres to the new 2nd Road. Great opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining prime blocks in the area. Prece: 14.9 mb

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Northshore South Facing looking over Pool & Ocean 2 Bedroom 71 sqm. Luxury Apartment. Price: 45,000 Per month. 1 Bedroom 66 sqm. Luxury Apartment. Price: 29,000 Per month 5 star Condominium on Beach rd Pattaya

Pattaya Ocean Property Eng: 0811 580 065 Thai: 0861 425 719 Email: info@pattayaoceanproperty.com www.pattayaoceanproperty.com

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(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. (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. (ptfcs-j1309) Park Lane Building1. Foreign name 1 bed, poolside view. 3 years finance 087 803 3329. Central Pattaya Condo 590,000 Studio 690,000 Studio Delux 790, 1 bedroom AC, hot water full Renovation turn key 1,900,000 2 bed 2bath 80sqm 2,500,000 3bed 3bath 120sqm T. 081 983 1057, 089 954 6001. 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.


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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. 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

Classified 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, E-mail: 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. 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 fivestar 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 Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087 021 7014. Act quick we have the 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

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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 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


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Condo for Sale

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-real-estate.com 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-real-estate.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-real-estate.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-in-pattaya.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.

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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. 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: 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

(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 (pta-1509) Beach Penthouse Cityapartment, 85 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms. Roof swimming pool, outstanding furnished and decorated, free internet. Contact: 081 862 9710. 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) fordetails 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) fordetails 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) fordetails 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, Wi-Fi 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) 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 Email: info@pattay oceanproperty.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.


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Condo for Rent

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. 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

Classified 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 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 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

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Fax: (038) 374535 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.


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Condo for Rent

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.

Land for Sale

(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 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) or038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. 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

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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 Brokers- 038 231 931 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 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 andAlso 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.pattayaocean propperty.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 27 83.

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Fax: (038) 374535 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 The Best Water Purification System Available Smartly designed Dispenser sits on your kitchen bench giving you intant pure hot or cold water. Plumbed into your water system a separate tap is also installed over your sink to fill larger pots and containers. Chilling Capacity 20 litres per hour, Heating capacity 12 litres per hour. Price Fully installed: 35,000 baht. NEVER CARRY WATER HOME AGAIN Aqua Purification Systems PH. Mal 0811 580 065. (ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/ recovering/leveling/re-cushion, 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. (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 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

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 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.


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Job Vacancies

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 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 in-house 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 Fulltime Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-Dutch-German-ItalianFrench-Japanese-Chinese-RussianKorean-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

Classified 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. 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 6 010. 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 AMSBKK-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

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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 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 0848651355. 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. (ptvs-j1309) Honda Click Auto. Excellent Condition 3,000 baht / month. Tel 087 803 3329. Suzuki Step Automatic 15,900 baht. Tel. 089 954 6001 Eng. 081 000 6732 Thai

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 081983-4182 Kim

Deadline

Issue March 16 - 31 Please Forward Your Classifieds by 5:00 PM March 10 E-mail : info@pattayatoday.net Fax : 038 - 374 535 Or drop of at our office 42/91 Moo 9 Sukhumvit Rd. Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi (50 meters after Spanish Place Condo)

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Basic salary plus good commission for the right applicant please telephone 038 410 077 or Email info@pattayatoday.net

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Centara Hosts Business Chambers

A great evening was had when over 200-visitors, voted it a huge success when the ‘AustCham’ and British Chambers of Commerce gathered for a networking evening. This the biggest business meeting so far this year took place at the Centara “Grand Mirage” Beach Resort in North Pattaya and was sponsored by Hemaraj Land and Bosch Chassis Systems. The Centara “Grand Mirage” provided food, drinks and service, which was to the highest standards, which has made this hotel resort group so famous all over the world. The Australian Chamber added a touch of excitement by the inclusion of genuine barbequed crocodile.

Miss Chinese Show-Girl

Pattaya’s Mayor, Khun Ittiphol Khunplome and other officials were on hand to present trophies as well as the 7,000 baht cash prize for the winner, each young lady received 1,000 baht in cash. At the 2010 Chinese New Year Celebrations, Pattaya City organised this contest for young girls ranging in age from 7 - 9 years of age. The pretty young entrants in their Chinese costumes had to be models, plus perform with song and dance routines, and also answer some surprise questions. Some of the sixteen contestants chose to sing, while most performed various dance routines using all sorts of traditional Chinese props, such as fans, brightly coloured balls, sashes, ribbons and even swords.


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Ladies ‘Pink Polo’ Cup

The 2010 annual Ladies ‘Pink Polo’ event saw a strong all Australian team pitted against a combined south East Asian team, and our S.E. Asian team took an early lead and held it right until the end in a comfortable 5:3 win, with world famous American coach, Reggie Ludwig as referee. Once again the big Thailand Polo Club on the eastern side of Pattaya hosted what is one of the most popular events of the Polo season, when champion polo playing ladies demonstrate their skills on horseback. Admission is free and if you missed this prestigious event, then you will have to wait

PILC Visit Sheraton

The newly elected President of The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) is Mrs. Anja Schoof, and upon arriving in Thailand Anja immediately joined the PILC, where she became involved with the “trips and activities” committee, but was also involved in charity work helping organisations such as the “Mercy Centre and the “Fountain of Life.” As PILC President she wants to help lesser organisations, such as Garunjewat House for ladies at Bang Saray. Their next luncheon meeting for the PILC will be at the “Pan Pan” Restaurant along Jomtien’s Thappraya Road at 10.30 am on Tuesday 2nd March, so of course both members and guests are welcome.

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Pattaya Today is published & edited by Lucksika Natham for Siamese Vision Media Co., Ltd. Printed at Print 87 Co., Ltd. Naklua, Pattaya City. Office : 42/91 Sukhumvit Rd. T. Nongprue, Banglamung Pattaya City 20150. Tel: (038) 410-077, (038) 427-391 Fax: (038) 374-535 E-mail : info@pattayatoday.net

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