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Volume 9, Issue 13
16 - 31 March 2010
Pattaya City set to break another
‘Guinness World Record’
Pattaya City Hall in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce, Department of Export Promotion, TAT, and other private sectors held a Press Conference on March 11th to announce the preparation of ‘Pattaya International Fashion Week 2010’, which it is hoped will put Pattaya firmly in the eye of international fashion with a display of some of the world’s best known international models and a record breaking 1.6 Km catwalk. holiday Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Verawat Kakhai, together with representatives of the other sponsors from both government and the private sector spoke about the fashion show and how it came about. The Deputy Mayor explained that the event had been organised as a direct result of the year long Thai political and the international downturn in the world economies. Pattaya, along with many other famous tourist destinations around the world have been badly
hit by a massive decline in tourism. To this end, the City Hall in conjunction with many other government agencies, and with the support of the private
sector, are determined to stage world events which will put Pattaya firmly in the eye of prospective
makers, the ‘Pattaya International Fashion Week 2010’ is their latest endeavour. It is hoped that the show will become one of the main fashion events of the year and not only promote tourism to the area, but also help to bring an international profile to many Thai manufactured goods and brand names. The fashion show will also provide a perfect opportunity for local grown young Thai designers and give them an insight into international markets and maybe their first foot on
the ladder to international recognition. The fashion show will showcase a record breaking catwalk of 1.6 Km, which will smash the existing Guinness World Record holder France, and will begin in front of the Central Festival Pattaya
designer competition, hair styling competitions and leather and jewellery design contests. The fashion show will also feature a number of amazing attractions including fashion shows by top Thai stars sporting the latest Spring and Summer collections, concerts by Grammy and RS award winning performers and world class DJ’s spinning their CD’s late into the night. Khun Verawat, concluded the press conference by explaining that he hoped the ‘Pattaya International Fashion
Beach Shopping Complex and continue along Beach Road until the infamous Walking Street. The event is scheduled to take place from the 8th to 11th April and be the ‘warm-up-act’ for Pattaya’s legendary ‘Songkran Festival’, featuring the fashion show, worlds’ longest catwalk, young
Week 2010’ fashion show would bring a much needed cash boost to the local economy and help to establish Pattaya as the Fashion Capital of Asia. He put his full support behind this project, and it will now make its way to the Pattaya City Congress for final approval and allocation of a reasonable budget.
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Pattaya International Paintball Championships 2010
A recent Press Conference held at Pattaya City Hall and chaired by Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Kharkhai, with the Thailand International Paintball association of Thailand Association to announce the
first ever Pattaya International Paintball Championships 2010. This joint venture hopes to promote this very popular worldwide sport to a much wider audience from within Thailand. Paintball is a
relatively new sport that can be enjoyed by players of all ages from the young in body to the young at heart. The Thailand International Paintball association of Thailand Association, after carefully looking at a number of venues around Thailand, decided that Pattaya has the perfect mix of location and entertainment for the many participants expected from all around the world. The Championships took place on the 13th and 14th of March on the Pattaya City Park at the Indoor Stadium in South Pattaya with 100â€™s of competitors all trying to win part of the 100,000 baht prize money.
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Journalists Day raises much needed funds for local disabled
President of the Pattaya Journalist Association, Khun Amporn Sangkaew, together with the associations advisor, Khun Chaiyot Phupattanapong, recently paid a visit to the Baan Karunyawet Foundation for the Welfare of the Disabled,
Bang Lamung District, for a special day of entertainment and fun and to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity. Many committee members and journalists enjoyed the activities together with Khun Faruck Wongborisuth,
Member of Pattaya City Council, who also attended to show his support. President of the Foundation, Mrs. Sirilak Chaingam, brought along a number of disabled people and their families to join in with the activities and enjoy a superb lunch provided by the Journalists Association. On behalf of the Foundation, the President gratefully received disability aids with a value in excess of 30,000 baht and a further donation of 10,000 baht to go towards their ever increasing food bill. The Baan Karunyawet Foundation cares for more than 400 women from 18 years with disabilities who would find it impossible to survive without the foundations care and support.
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Sumitomo combines teambuilding with annual sales meeting at Dusit Thani Pattaya
The Royal Cliff Beach Resort and PEACH welcome Daihatsu
Mr. Joachim Grill (General Manager of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort), Mr. Katsuyuki Kamio, (Executive Vice President of Daihatsu Motor Co.,Ltd) Mrs. Panga Vathanakul (Managing Director of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort), Mr. Makoto Enami, (JTB Operate Tours, Osaka General Manager)
Recently, the world famous Royal Cliff Beach Resort and PEACH (Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall) hosted the Daihatsu for an incentive trip for dealers in Japan who had achieved their annual sales targets. Within the nine day period, three groups from Japan totalling 1,416 people made the most of the first class facilities and services of the resort, enjoying the first class facilities and renowned service at the resort during their relaxing stay. Each visiting group were treated to a specially prepared gala dinner at PEACH which featured cabaret shows, Muay Thai boxing demonstrations as well as a highly anticipated ‘khom loy’ Thai floating lantern display which were released into the night sky and had the crowd in raptures. All this went in hand with a magnificent, multi-course dinner as meticulously put together by the resort’s
acclaimed culinary experts. Distinguished visitors included Mr. Baba Kenji, the Director, Mr. Kamuo Katsuyuki, Executive Vice President, Mr. Horii Hitoshi, Corporate Officer, Mr. Tsubouchi Takaai, President of the Mikawa branch and Mr. Enami Makoto, the Osaka General Manager of JTB Corporate Tours. Daihatsu have chosen the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and PEACH to host many of their international events in previous years and will continue to do so, due to the unrivalled experience each time as well as the charm of the location. Situated between Jomtien and Pattaya in a 64-acre beachside estate, the awardwinning Royal Cliff Beach Resort comprises four 5-star hotels offering 1,090 rooms/ suites and a multitude of facilities and services. Visit www.royalcliff.com for more information.
Join-in for the Ko Chang Cruising Rally
Ahoy Shipmates, new experiences can provide a person with a whole new outlook on life. Many of our sailing school students are first time or novice sailors and it is always fun to watch as they become aware of the life style possibilities that await the cruising sailor.
If you have never had a chance to experience the pleasures of live aboard cruising before (or even if you have) then don’t miss out as we prepare for this years spectacular Ko Chang Cruising Rally. Join us aboard White Seal our 52’ Wharram designed
Some 80 key operation staff and sales engineers of Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Vietnam, Australia and the Philippines recently gathered for their annual SCA Sales Meeting at Dusit Thani Pattaya where they also completed a two-hour Teambuilding course with the five-star resort’s skilled coaches and trainers. The teambuilding activities were organized by the hotel and included confidencebuilding courses, team coordination that put the group dynamics to a test as well as ice breakers since the delegates came from different countries meeting each other
Ronny Poon (2nd left), Director of Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive AsiaPacific Pte. Ltd. is seen with the group members that earlier won in one of the teambuilding games prior to the seafood barbecue dinner held at the Chaba Pool of Dusit Thani Pattaya
for the first time. Participants welcomed the games as a great and wonderful prelude to sales meetings that followed the next day. Ronny Poon, Director of the Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Asia Pacific Pte.,
National Academic Research Achievement
On March 5, 2010, the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) announced the official results of the quality assessment of academic research outputs in science and technology for the discipline level of Thai higher education institutions in 2010. There were a total of 436 disciplines from 36 Thai higher education institutions participating in this assessment. Four indicators with appropriate weighting were employed; i.e., the equivalent international journal publication per faculty member (30%), the journal impact factor per faculty member (20%), the equivalent international
journal publication per discipline (30%), and the journal impact factor per discipline (20%). For the discipline of electrical engineering, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EE) in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Asian University obtained the maximum scores for the first two indicators with the TRF Index of 4.2 and the overall rating of 4 out of 5 scaling. For this national academic research achievement, the TRF will provide a maximum of 50,000 baht research funding to support research activities in the EE department at Asian University.
catamaran as we explore the islands, beaches and waterways of the amazing Ko Chang archipelago. As the blue water miles slide beneath twin keels, you will begin to experience first hand the reason that a lot of us go to sea… it is a great way to escape the rat race and gain perspective on our lives. Book a cabin or sleep out on deck. I will be aboard and tasked with the role of “Entertainment Officer” for the event. Participants have much to look forward to in the line of fun and
games! But mostly, I am really looking forward to the chance to sail around these beautiful islands and unwind with some friends and a few cold drinks. I hope you will be able to come along. Join-in aboard “White Seal” Ko Chang Cruising Rally Apr.11-Day 1: 11:00 Shuttle depart - Ocean Marina to Ko Chang & Welcome Aboard 12-Day 2: Island Cruising & Ko Mak Pool Bar Beach Party 13-Day 3: Island Cruising
Ltd says, “The participants were very impressed with the accommodations and facilities at Dusit Thani Pattaya. The service level was great and the staffs were friendly and attentive. Overall, it certainly helped
us to execute and achieve our meeting objectives while giving it enough spice even for the most seasoned travelers.” Dusit Thani Pattaya has a team of trainers that can handle teambuilding services for any number of participants. Programmes are extensive since the hotel has a long list of games and activities suitable for either garden or beachfront location.
Marshall Cavendish publishes the groundbreaking ‘Buddhist Temples of Thailand’ Marshall Cavendish International Asia, a leading regional publisher, launches the groundbreaking Buddhist Temples of Thailand: A Visual Journey Through Thailand's 40 Most Historic Wats – the first illustrated title to cover the key temples in all of the kingdom's regions. Buddhist Temples of Thailand explores the Buddhist temple's historical position in Thai culture and the dynamic role it continues to play in everyday life. The kingdom's best-known sites and rare gems, such as Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok and Wat Phumin in Nan, are brought to life through expert text and more than 200 commissioned photographs. Author Joe Cummings – a Southeast Asian art history expert and travel writing legend – selected 40 temples from the more than 31,000 across the country for their unique architecture, stunning murals, revered Buddha images and historical significance. His expert text traces the origins and spread of Buddhism throughout Thailand and the temple building programmes that marked the ebb and flow of the kingdom's eras and empires. Salient points and historic facts on each structure are included and the book includes original
research on certain features such as the intricate carvings at Wat Phanom Rung. Photography from Dan White – a seasoned Bangkokbased magazine and features photojournalist – brings to life the staggering diversity of this iconic architectural and religious form. Focus is given to the unique features, styles and influences from each region and era, such as Shan, Lanna, Sukhothai and Rattanakosin, paying homage to the craftsmen who have worked on these temples over the past 800 years. The dynamic role the wat plays as a spiritual centre and a social institution is also explored through a vibrant photo-essay that follows monks on their alms rounds, sheds light on Buddhist rituals and evokes the fun of a temple fair. Buddhist Temples of Thailand is available at all good bookstores in Singapore; Amazon.com; and Asia Books, B2S and Kinokuniya in Thailand.
& Ko Kut Fishing Village Party 14-Day 4: Island Cruising & Captain Hooks Resort Party 15-Day 5: Island Cruising & Ko Rang Beach Party
16-Day 6: Return to base & shuttle- Ko Chang to Ocean Marina- arrive 15:00 For further information please contact Tim@ GulfChartersThailand.com or telephone 084 539 9689
NEWS Entries looking strong for US Navy personnel donate 2010 Top of the Gulf Regatta supplies to Paediatrics
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More international entries than ever before. Strong turnout from Thai sailors.
The 2010 Top of the Gulf Regatta (TOG Regatta) will take place 30th April to 4th May, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club (OMYC) on Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Thailand. Now in its seventh year, the global economic crisis has not slowed down the growth and interest in the Gulf of Thailand's largest sailing event. Entries for the big boat classes are already coming in and interest is high. 2009 IRC Racing 1 class winner,
Matt Allen, plans to return to defend his crown on his Beneteau First 44.7, Ichi Ban. After winning 8 races out of 9 at the 2009 Phuket King's Cup Regatta, he may not this year have his own way with probable entries likely to come from Ben Copley on his Swan 42 Katsu, and Mark Mizner's Babe. Ray Roberts, who in 2009 chartered a Platu and won the Coronation Cup, is this year looking to bring his own boat and join the big boat classes along with Neil Pryde. New OMYC Harbour Master Scott Finsten, is working hard on suitable berthing for the larger boats and entries will be confirmed soon thereafter. While word travels fast on the popularity of the TOG Regatta, a number of boats and crews from Singapore and Malaysia are planning to take part and the first official
entry this year was in the Optimist class from a sailor in Myanmar! In addition to the international entrants, local Thai-based boats are looking to be out in force., particularly in the Ocean Multihull class. Of the large fleet of Corsairs, seven or more are expected to take part and with a Phuket contingent and Henry Kaye's Seacart 30 Thor showing interest, the Ocean Multihull fleet could grow to be 12-15 boats this year. Optimists are again looking to be numerous this year and expectations are high that the 2008 record of 128 Optimist may be exceeded this year. In addition, a Laser fleet and some Byte II's are expected to join the 2010 TOG Regatta. Despite the difficult times around the world, the TOG Regatta welcome back Major Sponsors Ocean Marina Yacht Club, PTTEX and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and welcome new Major Sponsor Lexus cars. Other sponsors and supporters include Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Bank of Ayudhya, Coca Cola, Corsair Trimarans, Grampian Country Food Group, Gulf Charters Thailand, QBE Insurance, Nivea, OCEAN Portofino, Pattaya City, Raimon Land, Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Singha Corporation, SEAT Boats and the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand. 2010 Media Partners include Asia Pacific Boating, Ensign Media, SEA Yachting, The Nation, Mix 88.5 Radio Station and your very own Pattaya Today Newspaper.
President of the United States Navy League, Peter Thorand, together with personnel from the American Navy, led by, LT John A. Carter, Command Chaplain, USS Lake Erie, recently joined forces with the management and staff of the Marriott Hotel and Spa to donate equipment to patients in the paediatric department at the Bangkok Hospital. The hospital spokeswoman, Mrs. Thaephin Ingget, Head of Nursing at the hospital warmly thanked everyone for their generosity. In a short speech, LT
Carter, explained that all American personnel when visiting Pattaya are always overwhelmed with the reception given to them by the Thai people, and the superb comradeship they experience when involved in joint military training programs with the Thai Military. Today he took great pleasure, along with his colleagues to make the donation of medical supplies, around 2,000 American Dollars (70,000 Baht) including wet wipes, plasters, soap, dental floss, children’s towels, diapers, etc.
Benihana’s Lively Chefs put on Special Show Everyone knows the delicious flavor of Thai. Well, the clever chefs at Benihana, Pattaya have taken one of the great flavors of Thai and the Japanese art of show cooking on the Teppanyaki and given it a new twist. Available throughout March, diners will be able to try Thai Flavors, Teppanyaki Style. It’s yummy! Top quality ingredients, exciting recipes and the antics of Benihana’s lively chefs are guaranteed to make your dining experience completely unforgettable. For more information and reservations please contact 038 412 120.
Benihana – the renowned Japanese steakhouse offers An Experience at Every Table. Interact with the chefs, famous for their entertaining and culinary skills as they prepare Teppanyaki at your table. Private rooms are available. Benihana is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza.
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NEWS Vol. 9 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2010 Rain Making Aircraft try to Pattaya United gets ready for the new season help the drought situation throughout the Kingdom
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Pattaya’s Red Shirts meet up before heading for Bangkok
The regular meeting place for the Red Shirt demonstrators on Phettrakoon Road, North Pattaya, saw a lot of activity recently as the 100’s of supporters prepared for the trip to the nations capital to take part in the organised rallies that they hope will bring down the present government. On the night of the 13th March the Chairman of the Pattaya Red Shirts, Mrs. Jureephorn Sinthuphrai, together with over 1,000 Red Shirt Pattaya Menbers gathered at the North Pattaya meeting ground before setting off for Bangkok in more that 70 cars, 4 trucks, 70 motorbikes and two broadcasting buses. They congregated with other Red Shirt Members from all over the country to issue their demands to the present government on Sunday 14th. Mrs. Sinthuphrai explained to our reporter that at the present time there are in excess of 10,200 registered Red Shirt Supporters living in Pattaya and the surrounding area and that two large groups were preparing for the
trip to Bangkok to show their solidarity with the rest of the countries supporters. She also explained that more than 100 Red Shirt Members would stay behind and guard the Red Shirts Community Radio Station in Soi Day Night after they had received reports that the army had been instructed to close down the station on Sunday. They had also received reports that Government supporters, namely the Yellow Shirts, would attempt to sabotage their travel plans to Bangkok by covering the roads in nails, glass, screws, etc in an attempt to bring the convey to a standstill. They also advised their supporters not to accept water from friendly people on route, as it will probably be laced with laxatives. Pattaya Police Deputy Superintendent, Police Lieutenant Colonel Klitsakorn Thongin, was on hand as the supporters got ready for their trip, to ensure a peaceful exit and trip and to ensure the supporters were not arming themselves for the demonstration.
Pattaya’s football team, Pattaya United, recently held a press conference to announce their readiness to face the forthcoming season with a very positive attitude, believing that they will finish the season in the top five. The press conference was jointly hosted by Khun Pleum, President of Pattaya United, Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome a consultant for the team, and Khun Thawatchai Dumrongaongtrakul, Head Coach of Pattaya United. In excess of 10 million baht has been invested before the start of the season to make repairs at their Nong Prue
ground, which can now cater for up to 20,000 fans, up from 3,000 for the last season. Additional lighting has also been installed. The team will move to their purpose built facilities in time for next season at the National Sports Centre, which will soon be completed with a budget in excess of 700 million baht. Khun Pleum explained to the journalists that the team had been very successful last year, they had a solid supporter’s club base, and purchasing of club memorabilia has surpassed their expectations.
Pattaya Tourist Police attempt to calm worried tourists
On the 9th March, and faced with the upcoming demonstrations by the Red Shirts, Pol.Lt.Col. Arun Prompan, in command of Pattaya’s Tourist Police Department, instructed his officers to patrol Walking Street, and other high volume tourist areas, to explain to the tourists how to react if they are caught up in the red shirt demonstrations and
the Tourist Police Hotline number of 1155 that they can use in case of uncertainty. The officers explained that there was no need to be afraid or to panic. Pol.Lt.Col. Arun Prompan explained to our reporter that due to the current political unrest within the country, especially in Bangkok, with the red shirts attempting to overthrow the present government, the government had enforced the Internal Security Act around the Kingdom’s capitol, this had worried a number of visiting tourists, together with a number of countries around the world issuing warnings against travel to Thailand. When reporting back to Pol.Lt.Col. Arun Prompan, his officers were delighted to explain that the vast majority of tourists were not worried about the upcoming demonstrations and believed the police could handle, quickly and effectively, any situation that arose.
His Majesty King Bhumibol and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, have expressed concern over the drought problems facing residents in the Kingdom and have requested the Deputy Secretary to work closely with the relevant agencies to try and alleviate the problems. Chantaburi is the worst affected area with severe drought status and has already been declared an emergency area. The 6th Royal Rain Making Office have put an urgent order in for rain making chemicals and have dispatched three aircraft to evaluate weather conditions on an hourly basis. Director of the Rain Making Office, Khun Tawee Kanjana, explained that this year the severity of the drought is double that of last year, hence the urgency to combat the problem to help farmers with their seasonal crops. There has been no rain in the area since late 2009 and this year the winter has been exceptionally long, at this point those farmers who have managed to sow their crops are seeing them destroyed due to lack of water. The Mayor of Chantaburi recently sent out a letter requesting the assistance of
the Royal Rain Making Office as he had officially classed the province an emergency area. He has been informed by the Royal Rain Making Office that at the moment, and in the foreseeable future, there are not the required cloud types to force rain, however, they are using three aircraft to monitor the situation on an hourly basis. In the meantime, the rain makers are using special spraying aircraft at 5,000 and 6,000 feet near the sea shore, with the intention of trying to create the ideal clouds to produce rain, it is hoped that the spraying will be between 50% and 60% successful, and that it will create rain for the Rayong, Chantaburi, Chonburi, Trat, Srakaew, Pracheenburi, Chacherngsao and Nakorn Nayok areas. The Director of the Bureau of Royal Rain Making and Agricultural Aviation, Khun Warawut Khantiyanont, explained that this year there had been a significant reorganizing of the bureau which now has permanent rain making departments in 5 provinces, with 30 aircraft at their disposal, 21 owned and operated by the bureau and the other nine being supplied by the Thai Royal Air Force.
Pay your taxes at Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall?
Central Festival Pattaya Beach in conjunction with the Tax and Duty Department of the Government and the Siam Commercial Bank have now made it possible to pay taxes and duty through an internet cafe at the shopping mall, offering a faster and more convenient avenue to pay the government their dues. General Manager of Central
Festival Pattaya Beach, Khun Saran Tanttijumnaj, explained to our reporter that the shopping mall is very conscious of its commitment to the community and the people who live in the area. With this in mind, we are always looking for ways to help in the day to day lives of our shoppers and look at ways we can give back to the community.
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Thai Wisdom and Health Fair held at Pattaya’s Dusit Thani Hotel
One of Pattaya’s finest hotels, the Dusit Thani, was recently the venue for a fair under the banner of ‘Health Innovations and Thai Wisdom’, the event took place on 13th March and was aimed at promoting Pattaya’s business and tourism sector. Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Khakhai, together with the Burapha Management and Tourism Director, Khun Wutthichat Suntharasamai, took great
pleasure in officially opening the fair and welcoming all the delegates. Students from the Burapha University were on hand to offer expert health care advice. Following the opening ceremony, Khun Khakhai, gave a speech to the delegates on the recent downturn in tourism in the area and the effect it was having on the local economy. He explained that in excess of 1 million tourists are attracted to Pattaya each year
and with them, they bring a very impressive 60-70 Billion Baht. With the last two years seeing a significant lowering of visitors it was down to the City Hall and private companies and individuals to put on such functions to help in these worrying times. The Deputy Mayor, stated that the City Administrators
Siam Bay Shore Resort and Spa hold Annual ‘Thank You’ Party The Siam Bay Shore Resort and Spa held their annual ‘Thank You’ party in traditional Thai style on Friday 12th March, with all proceeds from the event being donated to the Underprivileged Children’s Foundation. Regional General Manager, Khun Sarun Nimihoot, officially opened the proceedings which each year celebrating their loyal customers and employees of the resort and spa. Both employees and guests were encouraged to wear their ‘Sunday Best’, and
everyone had a wonderful evening with entertainment including traditional Thai dancing, in which everyone was encouraged to join in, and superb live musicians and a scrumptious buffet
dinner. There was an array of activities to keep everyone amused throughout the evening in the carnival atmosphere and a substantial amount of money was raised for charity.
were working very closely with other organisations in an attempt to clean up the image of our beloved city. An increase in the variety of events being staged over the coming year will hopefully attract visitors for the first time, and returning guests. He explained that the police were taking a very hard stand against crime of all types throughout the whole area,
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especially in areas with a high volume of visiting tourists. Following the speeches,
visitors were free to take a walk around the shows many attractions.
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Pattaya gets ready Elderly Swiss man drugged for New Road Opening and robbed by playmate Officers from Pattaya’s Tourist Police recently received a report from an elderly Swiss man that he had been robbed after employing the services of a young lady and taking her back to his hotel room, she
At a Press Conference on Thursday 11th March held at the offices of the contractors responsible for the new road and flyover, it was announced that all the new roads should be open to the public by the end of this month. This new By-Pass road, which it is hoped will substantially decrease the amount of traffic using the Sukhumvit Road, is situated between Central and North Pattaya Road and will offer
a quicker alternative when heading towards Bangkok. The contractors have been delighted with the progress they have made with the project, which will cut eight kilometres off the usual Bangkok trip, and cost in the region of two billion baht. The idea of making the new road a toll way has not been ruled out, however, in the initial stages it will remain a free to use public road.
Drug Dealer arrested on Pattaya Beach Road
Officers from the Pattaya Police Station recently received a report that a young Thai man, acting as a tourist on Pattaya Beach Road opposite the Royal Garden Plaza Shopping Mall, was in fact peddling drugs to tourists in the area. The officers discretely made their way to the location where they observed Khun Theeraporn Cheydee, aged 17 and from Bangkok, indeed trying to pass himself off as a tourist while he tried to sell his merchandise. Officers made themselves known to the young man, and upon
searching, he was found to be in possession of two bags of Marijuana and a straw that is believed to contain Heroin. He confessed to his crime and explained to the officers that he had purchased the Marijuana from a friend and was selling on Beach Road for 300 baht a bag. The straw in fact contained fake Heroin that he had made before he left home from flour and other household items. He was arrested and charged with being in possession with the intent to sell a Class 5 drug and will now have to await his day in court.
had apparently drugged him with chocolate. Arriving at the Carton Pattaya Hotel opposite the Alcazar Theatre, officers were met by the victim, Mr. Felix Ferdinand Erin, age 70 years old, who explained to the officers that earlier in the evening, around 22.00 hrs, he had been on his way back to the hotel, walking along Pattaya Beach Road, when he was approached by a Thai lady, around 40 years old, who offered to accompany him back to his room for some late night exercise. Arriving back at his hotel room the Thai girl brought
out some chocolate which they were both enjoying whilst working out, this was at around 23.00 hrs, and the last thing he remembers, before awakening to discover his room had been ransacked and all his belongings taken. He took the officers to inspect his room and explained that she had got away with Swiss Travellers Cheques, Swiss Francs and around 150 Euros in cash. He suspects that the chocolate had been mixed with a drug that had knocked him out whilst she committed the robbery. He quickly notified the hotel staff who informed the police. The officers interviewed the hotel staff to establish the identity of the Thai lady in question, however, the previous evening the Swiss man had been reluctant to allow the young woman to surrender her ID at reception, therefore, they had no idea who she was. The hotel security cameras had captured her image and a composite picture has been created to try and help the officer’s track down this opportunist thief, who isn’t averse to creating her own luck. The victim accompanied the officers to the local police station where he officially reported the incident and will have to hope the officers manage to track her down.
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Russian Tourist reportedly raped by Motorbike Taxi Driver
Pattaya Police Officers on the 14th March received a report from a young Russian tourist that she had been raped by a motorbike taxi driver, after she hired him to take her home to her condominium on Pratamnak Hill after an evening out with friends on Walking Street. The attack which took place at around 4.30 in the morning, and left the victim, a 25 year old Russian woman, very shocked. She explained to the officers that she had hired the motorbike taxi driver close to Bali Hai Pier and asked him to take her to her condo. As they were riding along he suddenly pulled into some bush land and attempted to rape her. She fought, even managing to punch him in the face at one point, however, once he had violated her, he
jumped onto his motorcycle and fled. As she made her way in the direction of home, she managed to get the attention of two Tourist Police Officers, who escorted her to the station. Police have taken a statement from the young tourist, along with a very good description, and they will do everything to apprehend this monster before he attacks someone else. A composite drawing of the man has been created, and the motorbike taxi rank where the young woman hired the taxi, has been closed until further notice. The young woman was then taken to the Banglamung Hospital where she received emergency treatment, forensic testing and a HIV check up.
3 thieves gang oversee Pattaya beach 2 men 1 woman robbed, knife cut on head of Russian guy take money and gone away As he was starting to make his way back to his hotel to tell his sister what had happened and inform
At around three o’clock in the morning recently, the Pattaya Police Department received a report that a young foreigner had been injured and robbed near to Soi 11 on Pattaya Beach Road, they quickly made their way to the scene with members from the Sawang Boliboon Rescue Team. Upon arrival they discovered the young Russian man with a bad cut to the head and covered in blood. When he had received emergency treatment for the wound he was interviewed by the police, and still a little intoxicated, and very angry, he explained what had happened. As Mr. Dennick Nisayato,
aged 22, had been making his way back to the Hardrock Hotel where he was staying, three young Thai people, two men and a woman, had approached him from the other side of the road and tried to engage him in conversation. He did not want to have anything to do with them, however, as he tried to make his way past them, they suddenly started to attack him. He tried to defend himself but this resulted in one of the men pulling out a knife and cutting him badly on the head. With no fight left in him the three went through his pockets and stole 2,000 baht before running across the road and disappearing on their Yamaha motorcycle.
the police, officers, already notified of the crime by a passerby, arrived on the scene to give him assistance.
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Tourist Police arrested 73 Years old Norwegian transvestites who robbed a lady jumps from fourth floor condo room Turkish tourist of a ‘Million’
On March 10th, the Pattaya Police Department in Jomtien Beach, received a report that an elderly foreign lady had jumped from the fourth floor of a 20 storey condominium complex, Building A of Jomtien Beach Condominiums on Moo 12, Jomtien Beach, the officers with a Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team quickly made their way to the scene. Upon arrival, they were shown the body of 73 years old Mrs. Annemarie Pedersen, from Norway, around the rear of the complex, and there were holes in the ground from where she had landed. Her husband, 63-year old Norwegian, Mr. John Henry Pedersen, together with his Thai girlfriend, 45 year old beautician, Mrs. Lawipha Lertrungnaphaporn, were
both very distraught at the scene. They explained to the officers that the dead wife had suffered badly from Alzheimer’s, and before jumping she had been acting very strangely, however, they had no idea that she might attempt to take her own life. The three of them had checked into the condominium complex on the 10th November 2009 and had been cohabitating happily ever since. Police officers believe that the dead woman had probably not been as happy with the living arrangements as her husband and his girlfriend had believed, and after feeling neglected, and with her medical condition, she had chosen to end her life by jumping from the building.
3 Million baht of damage caused at Art Gallery Fire
Officers from the Pattaya City Tourist Police Department recently arrested a transsexual, Mr. Mongkolchai (or Dae) Tharana, 27 yeas old, as he/ she was walking in front of his apartment block, he was found to be in possession of 15,000 baht, which is all that remained of his exploits from last year. Dae explained to the officers that last year she had been approached by a Turkish man, Mr. Bulent Carabey, on Walking Street, who believing she was a woman as she had already had all the surgery, agreed to go back to her apartment for a little ‘rumble in the jungle’, for a fee of course. Dae quickly telephoned his friend, Khun Thanawut (Nu) Nahor, and arranged for him to hide under the bed before the couple arrived at her apartment on her motorbike. Dae ordered the man to take his clothes off quickly and leave them on the floor,
so they could get down to some serious ‘loving’. Whilst involved in the ‘Dirty Deed’ the accomplice came out from hiding and searched the Turkish mans clothes and alleviated him of all his belongings. Once finished, the Turkish man got dressed and made his way back to his apartment, which is when he realised he had been robbed and notified the police. In the meantime, the two robbers had split the 61,000 Swiss Francs (1.83 million Thai baht) between them and hearing that the police had been notified quickly made themselves disappear until the coast was once again clear. Dae had been away from her apartment for over a year now and thought it would be safe to return. She explained to the officers that she had given some of the money to her mother, some to a local orphanage and the rest she had been living on for the past year.
Leader of Street Begging Team arrested on 2nd Road Police Officers at the Pattaya Police Station recently received a report of a three storey building on fire in front of the Welcome Hotel on Pattaya’s Second Road. Officers quickly made their way to the location together with five fire trucks and Sawang Boliboon Rescue Team. At the property, which was being used as an Art Gallery, heavy smoke was observed coming from the windows, however, fortunately, there was no one inside when the fire had broken out. From within the glow of the fire, small explosions could be clearly heard as the paints and chemicals ignited. Fire-fighters broke down the door to gain access to the building where it was discovered that all the paintings on the third floor had been destroyed, it took around 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The owner of the shop,
Khun Boonchai Sang-Ophab, aged 52, explained to the officers that he had closed the shop at the usual time, and whilst he did a bit of shopping in Tesco Lotus on his way home, he received a telephone call from one of his neighbours to let him know his shop was on fire. He quickly made his way back to see the extent of the damage. He nearly fainted when he saw the extent of the damage which could not have come at a worse time. The third floor is where he stored all the most expensive items awaiting delivery to customers not only in Thailand, but all over the world. He estimated the damage to be in excess of 3 million baht. Initial fire and police officer investigations were led to the belief that the fire had started as a result of an electrical fault, however a more thorough investigation will have to take place before.
Pattaya City Tourist Police recently arrested a Cambodian national who was believed to be the head of one of Pattaya’s most infamous begging teams. The team specialised in using very young children and babies in an attempt to tug at the heart strings of visiting tourists and try and part them from a little of their hard earned cash. In all 17 people were taken into custody, of which 7 were less than five years old. The officers arrested the organiser and her workers around the Moo 10 area of Pattaya Second Road, and it was quickly discovered that
all of them had entered the country illegally. The police officer in charge, Police Lieutenant Colonel Arun Phormpant, explained that the arrests were part of the ongoing battle the police and City Hall have with these exploiters. They damage the image of Pattaya, however, as soon as one gang is taken off the streets, there is plenty more to take their place. The gang leader will have to await their day in court, whilst the mothers and young children will be dealt with in the usual manner for illegal immigrant.
3 Young Thai’s arrested for raping a 15 year old girl
Three young Thai men Mr. Prasongsuk, or Matt, 20 years old, Mr. Manit Jinjunhom, or Tin, 19 years old and Mr.Trin Junsuthi, or Mud, 19 years old, were recently arrested by Pattaya Police officers, together with Mr. Khomsan Phuraya, or Sam, and Mrs. Nuananong Chainoi, who owned the property where the attack took place. The arrests took place after a complaint from the young girl's uncle who reported the matter to the officials. The young girl explained to the officers that she had known Matt for a little over a month. On the day of the attack, she had met him, and he offered to take her to Mr. Khomson’s house so she could have some time away from her usual surroundings, looking for a bit of a change, she readily agreed. Upon their arrival, and entry into the house, he started forcing himself onto her, she fought him but to no avail, and he raped her. Matt
then telephoned to two of his friends, who upon hearing what he had done, quickly drove over to the house and raped the young woman themselves. Matt warned the young girl that if she told anyone or reported it to the officials, he would kill her. The owners of the house, who had been aware of the attacks, however, chose to turn a blind eye and not come to her rescue were also arrested by police officers. The young woman was eventually held captured in the house for two days and one night where she was repeatedly raped by the three young men. Not being able to hide her shame from her uncle, he immediately contacted the officials upon her return. Officers made enquiries and found strong evidence to support her case in the house. All five will now await their day in court and hopefully spend a little quality time behind bars where they can think about their actions.
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BUSINESS NEWS BOI sees local business environment with much optimism for 2010
Thailand’s investment picture continues to be one of bright prospects and favorable confidence as 2010 builds on impressive reports. The number of projects that applied for incentives from the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) in 2009 exceeded the target set for the year by a whopping 80%, coloring the local business environment with much optimism. Some 1,573 investment promotion applications were submitted to the BOI last year, representing a potential value of 723.4 billion baht. That is the highest annual figure ever, according to the Board’s announcement on 20 January. The big leap was attributed to the success of the Thailand Investment Year 2008-2009 campaign, which ended 31 December last year. The program focused on stimulating continuous investment and strengthening already competitive sectors in the country. At the height of the global crisis in the early months of 2009, the BOI added to the list of activities eligible for Investment Year benefits as a means of spurring economic growth in Thailand Among the beneficiaries were hightech businesses engaged in the manufacture of telecommunication parts semiconductors, hard disk drives (HDDs) and automotive electronics. BOI Secretary General Atchaka Sibunruang said the applications surge indicates that Thailand remains a favorable destination in the eyes of foreign investors. This comes despite hurdles such as the global economic slowdown and court-ordered delays to industrial projects
at Map Ta Phut in the eastern part of the country. A breakdown of applications shows that in 2009 foreign investors were most attracted to Thailand’s services and public utilities, electronics and electrical appliances, agriculture and agricultural products, and automobiles and parts sectors. Constituting the biggest category, the 709 projects in services and public utilities have a potential investment value of 430.8 billion baht. Many of these are in alternative energy, including the production of electricity from wind and solar power and natural gas. Some 219 electronics and electrical appliance projects worth 101.0 billion baht applied for investment incentives from the BOI last year. These were concentrated in the manufacturing of HDDs, memory storage equipment, digital camera parts, car electronics, and air-conditioners and refrigerators. Agriculture drew in 212 projects totaling 66.8 billion baht in potential investment. Significant among these was the manufacture of fuel from agricultural products such as ethanol. In the automobiles and parts sector, applications were made for 216 projects worth 55.4 billion baht, including the production of parts for natural gas vehicles. While most of 2009’s investmentbeneft applications were midsize projects, 106 of them can be considered large projects with a minimum investment capital of 1 billion baht each. To foster an environment for sustainable development, BOI Secretary General Atchaka revealed that
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Airport Traffic hits historic high
Passenger traffic through Thailand's six main airports in January hit 5.47 million, a historic monthly high, says the Airports of Thailand Plc. The surge was thanks to the global economic recovery, reduced political unrest and peak travel demand. Last month's tally showed a steady return of traffic, especially among leisure travellers. Traffic growth turned positive last August ending a dramatic contraction throughout the first seven months of last year. Traffic through the six airports soared by 22.6% year-on-year in January, with international traffic rising by 25.1% to 3.54 million and domestic by 18.7% to 2.19 million, according to AoT figures. Flights increased by 13.51% to 35,459 last month, 19,276 international (up 9.47%) and 16,183 domestic (up 18.73%). Air freight showed a more dramatic improvement in
January, jumping by 42.39% to 107, 926 tonnes. International air shipments increased by 44.94% to a record 98,434 tonnes thanks to the recovery in global consumption and Thai exports. Domestic air cargo increased significantly by 20.43% in January, rising to 9,492 tonnes. The AoT's six airports finished 2009 with a betterthan-expected contraction in passenger throughput of 0.87% to 53.93 million. Combined aircraft movements through the airports last year slipped by 2.44% year-on-year to 362,476, with international frequencies dropping by 4.25% to 202,745 and domestic falling by 0.06% to 159,731. Cargo throughput contracted by 11.83% to 1.13 million tonnes, with international tonnage plunging by 12.49% to 1.04 million tonnes and domestic volume dipping 3.78% to 94,066 tonnes.
the Board has approved a proposal to carry over certain measures of the 2008-2009 Thailand Investment Year package that have expired but are still useful. Foreign Investors Staying Put Other recently publicized fgures also point to continued interest in Thailand’s business environment. The BOI’s 2009 Foreign Investor Confdence Survey found it very good news for Thailand that none of the responding companies plan to withdraw their base from Thailand, 30% are even planning expansion, and 59% intend to maintain their current level of investment. About 30% are even planning expansion. Only 11% aim to scale down their investment in Thailand. The findings stemmed from questionnaire responses by 576 businesses with foreign investors holding not less than 20% of shares. Surveyed companies also expressed that Thailand’s land and labor costs, workforce quality and government incentives remain factors that make investment in the country attractive.
Even so, some respondents called for greater government transparency and a more flexible monetary policies. Thailand has a better infrastructure than other nations in Southeast Asia, foreign investors said. The majority opinion was also that market demand in Thailand is stronger than in the competing countries of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition, the confidence survey found 94% of respondents satisfed with services obtained from the BOI. As for the overall viewpoint on the government’s various policies, the majority of investors said most measures being implemented have the potential to improve Thailand’s business environment. Still, they suggested sharper clarity on key policies. Foreign investors also recommended closer coordination between government agencies, and even suggested an increased use of e-mails and newsletters as channels for communicating policy measures and new investment opportunities.
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Thailand wants to be the Khiri Travel launches adventure holidays in Cambodia hub of the digital industry Khiri Travel has in the Asia-Pacific launched small group The Digital Media Asia 2010 (DMA 2010) scheme was launched recently with the aim of driving Thailand to become the hub of the digital-content industry in the Asia-Pacific region within the next three years. Speaking at the launch, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the scheme was part of the government's creative-economy policy and a vital project to drive Thailand's digital content into overseas markets and to attract foreign investment to the country. "Digital content is an important industry and the government is concern about it. As a flagship project, DMA 2010 is supported by a grant of Bt200 million from the government's Thai Khemkhaeng stimulus package. We hope that Thailand will become the hub of digital-content development in this region within the next three years," he said. Thailand's digital-content industry is quite small when compared to the global market. But with the readiness of government support, the engagement of the private sector and the creativity of Thai people, it will not be too difficult to encourage Thailand to gain a greater market share in the global digital-content industry, Abhisit said.
Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa) president Jeerasak Pongpisanupichit said there were 10 main projects under the DMA 2010 scheme, in four main categories: animation, games, movies and music. These will be kicked off throughout this year. Sipa's role is to develop the country's software technology and human resources for information-technology industries, enabling Thailand to become the regional hub of an Asia-wide creative economy in three to five years, he said. Activities under DMA 2010 include Cyber Games Asia 2010, Toy and Comic Expo Asia 2010, Animation Youth Festival Asia, Asian Business Matching for a Creative Economy, Film Expo Asia, Asia Music Festival 2010, Asia Animation Awards; Asia Game Awards, Asia Music Awards, Venture-Capital Forum Asia, Animation and Computer Graphics ASIA Expo, Professional Game Training Asia and Professional Animation Training Asia.
Britain’s Prudential buys AIG Asia for record 35.5 billion dollars
Britain's Prudential on Monday agreed to buy the Asian arm of US peer AIG for 35.5 billion dollars in the insurance sectors biggest ever takeover but the share price crashed on concerns over funding. Prudential is set to become southeast Asia's biggest insurer after the British firm agreed to pay the equivalent of 26 billion euros for AIA, making it the industry's biggest ever acquisition, according to Dealogic. The deal allows AIG to repay the US government a huge chunk of debt while it also highlights a pick-up in cross-border takeover activity since the start of the year as the global economy recovers from its deep downturn. "Today's Prudential deal to buy AIA, along with Merck's acquisition of Millipore and the recent Cadbury's sale to Kraft has raised optimism that mergers and acquisition activity could continue to grow," said analyst Joshua
Raymond at London traders City Index. Prudential's deal, which will see the group double its market value, comes just one day after German pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA agreed to buy US biotechnology firm Millipore Corporation for 7.2 billion dollars. Just one month ago, US group Kraft Foods snapped up British confectioner Cadbury in another multi-billion-dollar deal. Prudential said that AIA represented "a unique and strategically compelling opportunity ... to create the leading insurer in South East Asia". It added in a statement: "Prudential Plc has reached agreement with American International Group Inc. (AIG) on terms for the combination of Prudential and AIA Group Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIG. "AIG will receive total consideration of 35.5 billion dollars, comprising 25 billion dollars in cash and 10.5 billion dollars in new Prudential shares and other securities." The cash component will be financed through an
tours to Cambodia's Cardamom mountains, the largest tropical forest wilderness area in mainland Southeast Asia. The company says Boat cruising on the Stung Pruit River that the township of Chi Phat in the Cardamoms is cave with a large bat colony. emerging as Southeast Asia's Accommodation is in a guest new adventure destination for house. mountain biking, trekking, Khiri Travel is supporting kayaking, wildlife spotting, the efforts of the Wildlife bird watching and waterfall Alliance which started the discoveries. Biologists community-based ecotourism predict that the area holds (CBET) project in Chi Phat unrecorded biodiversity. in 2006. Chi Phat comprises Trips to Chi Phat reveal four villages on the banks hornbills and monkeys to the of the Phipot river. Wildlife casual observer. Gibbon calls Alliance says that Chi Phat are commonly heard in the received 829 tourists in forests surrounding Chi Phat. 2009. "The southern Cardamom The "Friends of Chi mountains are an exceptionally Phat", a select circle of beautiful area," says Frans travel agents that includes Betgem co-founder of Khiri Khiri Travel, was formed to Travel, which specializes support responsible tourism. creating innovative itineraries The Friends aim is to build in Thailand and Indochina. programs of activities in the "The locals can see the area for study and adventure longterm benefit of turning groups who want to book in from logging and hunting to advance. The Friends also ecotourism. Backpackers are support the Chi Phat CBET arriving. Although Chi Phat committee with advice and is not an easy proposition training. at the moment, Khiri Travel The Cardamom Mountains has started to include it on of southwest Cambodia are specialist tours through a biodiversity hotspot. They Cambodia." are one of the last remaining In April, Khiri Lotus, the elephant corridors and large division of Khiri Travel that predator ranges in the region. specializes in mid-priced The mountains host more than soft adventure travel for half of Cambodia's 2,300 bird small groups, will take a species and are home to 14 group of Dutch students to globally threatened mammal visit Chi Phat as part of a groups. two-week Laos-Cambodia The Cardamoms contain a overland trip. In Chi Phat broad variety of landscapes the group will ride mountain and ecosystems ranging from bikes into the mountains and dense evergreen rainforest plains of the Cardamoms. to lowland swamp forests, They will visit the 300-plus elevated grasslands and year old archaeological coastal mangroves. site of the Khmer Lue tribe Wildlife Alliance and its which left behind giant jars community based ecotourism associated with funeral rites. partners have created a The mountain bike trail dedicated website to the Chi passes through deep forest, Phat area of the southern grasslands, rivers, streams Cardamoms. For further and an elephant crossing information visit www. area. The bikers will stop at mountainbikingcardamoms. the Teuk Vet waterfall and a com. underwritten share issue, the announcement of which sent Prudential's share price tumbling more than 12 percent on Monday. "Today's share price fall is to be expected considering the expense of the deal and the subsequent ... (share) rights issue to help pay for it," Raymond said. The takeover will transform Prudential into the world's top non-Chinese insurer by market capitalisation, ahead of major competitors Allianz and AXA. "This transaction offers the opportunity to bring together two leading companies, positioning the combined group to capture the future growth opportunity in
Asia," Prudential said in its statement. "We believe the transaction will both amplify and accelerate our stated strategy to deliver value to our shareholders," it added. Prudential on Monday also announced that it enjoyed record group sales across Asia during the final quarter of 2009. Group chief executive Tidjane Thiam said that the region was the "most attractive opportunity in our industry today," partly because of the strong savings habits there. "Asia is the engine of the group's future growth, particularly the fast growing economies in Southeast Asia," he said.
Centara Hotels and Resorts announces management acquisition of Astudo Hotels and Resorts Centara Hotels and Resorts has acquired the management of Astudo Hotels and Resorts in negotiations concluded on 23 February 2010 and an effective date of 01 April 2010. Currently operating 7 resorts in Thailand with a further 5 hotels to open in Thailand and the Philippines totally 12 properties, the portfolio of Astudo is a valuable addition to the Centara network. Commenting on the takeover, Mr. Gerd Steeb, President of Centara Hotels & Resorts said “We have been looking for an opportunity to expand our Boutique Collection brand and many of the Astudo properties fit perfectly here.
In addition the majority of resorts are in locations where Centara operates larger 4 and 5 star properties so excellent synergies will deliver significant cost benefits to the combined operation.” Suthikiati Chirathivat, chairman of the executive board of Central Plaza Hotels (Public) Co.,Ltd. said “I am particularly delighted to see this deal happen. Astudo Hotels and Resorts is a unique collection of properties, and provides us with a tremendous boost to our product offering here in Thailand.”
"Asia is complex, dynamic and exciting, and its economies differ significantly, with varying levels of economic development, from the OECD members, Japan and Korea, to the fast growing markets of Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and Malaysia." Sales in Asia already make up half of new contracts for Prudential across a number of countries including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The company
also has a strong presence in Britain and the United States. AIG, meanwhile, has been forced into giving up some of its assets after the company's near collapse in the depths of the financial crisis led the US government to bail it out to the tune of some 180 billion dollars. The Wall Street Journal reported that some of the proceeds from the sale of AIA to Prudential were already earmarked for US government coffers.
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Concert raises big Mario Maurer Live On Stage bucks for Red Cross @ Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya
Picture shows Mrs. Kamala (4th right) presenting the cheque to Khunying Priyangsri ( 4th left), and from left are, Assoc. Prof. Nond Rojvachiranonda; Dr. Charan Mahatumarat; Director of Chulalongkorn Craniofacial Center, Assoc. Prof. Aruneeprabha Homsettee; Deputy Director of the Fund-Raising Bureau, Thai Red Cross Society, Khunying Priyangsri, Mrs. Kamala, Mr. Kamol Sukosol Clapp, Mrs. Marisa Nunbhakdi and Krissada Sukosol looks on.
Mrs. Kamala Sukosol, president of Siam Hotels and Resorts and family present a cheque for 2,736,245.57 Baht raised from the Charity Concert “Kamala Sukosol - To Life Concert”, to Khunying Priyangsri Watanakun, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Fund Raising Bureau, Thai Red Cross Society, for the Chulalongkorn Craniofacial Centre, Thai Red Cross Society at Siam City Hotel recently.
“Mario Maurer” Thai Super Star spent his cool stay at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya also being as a member of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Privilege Card. Rockin’ welcomed passed to Mario by Hard Rock’s representative Khun Rattapong Suntornthepwarakul Assistant Front Office Manager. Rock on!
Surprise Birthday Party at Jameson’s
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"Miss Thailand World 2005 and thai Racer visited Nova Gold Hotel Pattaya"
Ms. Claire Stanton Foo, Mr. Tor Graves (Racer), Mrs. Sirinda Jensen ((Miss Thailand World 2005), Mr Suchin Sachaphimukh and Mr. Sascha Kunze (Hotel Manager)
Newly opened Nova Gold Hotel Pattaya was visited by Mrs. Sirinda Jensen (Miss Thailand World 2005) and Mr. Tor Graves (Thai national racer in GB/ Leman 24hrs racing driver).
"FHM Thailand star model at the Nova Gold Hotel Pattaya"
Famous American Golfer spotted at the Dusit
Sister Joan of the Fountain of Life was thrown a surprise Birthday Party at Jameson’s recently by Mary & Walter who were also celebrating their 34th Wedding Anniversary. A good time was had by all.
The Jameson’s Winking Frogs head off for Manila Dusit Thani Pattaya general manager Chatchawal Supachayanont is seen with American female golfer and one of Thailand’s favourites, Paula Creamer during the cocktail reception held at the five-star hotel’s extended terrace, The Point, to welcome all the participants in the recently-concluded Honda-PTT LPGA Thailand 2010. The tournament title was later won by Japan’s Ai Miyazato. Dusit Thani Pattaya has been the host hotel for the world-class golfing event for two consecutive years now and event organisers attribute their preference of the five-star resort to its relaxed beach ambience and the warm and gracious Thai hospitality it extends to its guests.
Khun JIRAWAN MOMPONUCH, cover model of FHM recently visited the Nova Gold Hotel in Pattaya. The young Thai beauty came to the hotel as part of her university studies in hospitality management. She has an agreement with the managers of the Nova Gold Hotel, that she can hold staff interviews as part of her final exams. Khun Dao is an often seen and well liked guest at the Nova Gold Hotel and the Amari Nova Suites.
Annual Thank You Party
Welcome New TAT Governor The Brian Abbott Football Team, The Jameson's Winking Frogs about to depart for Manila, with Paul Dobbs (Footballer), RayC (Goalkeeper), Frank (Sort of Goalkeeper), Jimmy (Footballer), Captain Brian (Footballer), and Butch (Goalkeeper).
‘The Pizza Company’ celebrates 9th Anniversary by offering Free Pizzas
The Management of The Montien Hotel, Pattaya led by Executive Assistant Manager Pakorn Srisook( Right) presenting a bunch of flowers of welcome to Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni( Left ), The New Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand on a familiarization trip to Chonburi to see its tourist attractions, particularly in Pattaya hosted dinner by TAT Pattaya office, Region 3 at Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant The Montien Hotel, Pattaya.
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya held its annual ‘Thank You Party’ to show it’s appreciation to all valued customers and alliances including the media, Sawangboriboon Foundation, and other business alliances. On this occasion, the hospital also provided complimentary check-up package to the guests to promote their good health. CEO of ‘The Pizza Company’ Khun Thaksin Kaenjui, together with many high ranking officials from the company and local staff and delivery personnel, recently took to the streets to give a huge ‘thank you’ to their customers for their support over the last 9 years and let them know that as we approach ‘Pizza Season’ the company will be offering a special promotion of any medium sized, or above, pizza ordered will automatically receive another of their choice free of charge, something to fill even the largest appetites. The street parade, that included 25 motorbike delivery drivers, took place along the Naklua Area, and Sukhumvit Road, before heading off for the centre of Pattaya City. The special ‘Buy 1 – get 1 Free’ promotion will run until the end of March.
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Diana Garden Resort opens new Convention Centre
Both Thai’s and foreigners recently headed for the official opening of the Jaktheppiman Convention Centre at the Diana Garden Resort Pattaya, including Pattaya Mayor Khun Itthiphol Khunplome. The new centre was proudly unveiled by Mrs. Sophin Thepjak owner of the resort. The Convention Centre is located at the Diana Resort complex in North Pattaya and is available to host special events and seminars.
Precey Returns To Manhattans
Famous Filipino singer M/s Precey Limbaga, returned to Manhattans Restaurant to give an encore performance to a very appreciative audience of jazz lovers, expertly backed up by Manhattan’s resident jazz musicians. Visitors had the added bonus of enjoying some of the best International food in Pattaya, and many expats commented that even when their overseas pensions were worth less, they would still put Manhattan’s monthly jazz nights at the top of their entertainment list. These special jazz evenings are usually on the first Saturday night of each month and generally feature overseas entertainers.
Students Show How
A large meeting of students, health professionals and government officials was held at Pattaya City Hall to promote the benefits of eating fresh wholesome food, which in most cases is not expensive. The students took an active part by making speeches, acting out short plays, and even bringing along examples of healthy food. However, the most interesting food examples were in the hallway outside, where students had come up with a new range of food based on eggs. The most unique was slices of food that tasted like spicy cheddar cheese, but was in fact made from eggs; - At the prices of real cheese, this could be a real commercial winner here in Thailand.
Grand Opening of Visor Hyundai Pattaya
Khun Phisai Phanomwan, Advisor to Pattaya’s Mayor, was recently the guest of honour at the official opening of the new Visor Hyundai Centre near the Bus Station in North Pattaya. With 44 years experience in Pharmaceuticals, including 12 years where he specialised in drinking water, Pharmacist Youngyut Issara, was delighted to welcome the many well wishers at the special ceremony.
New Office for Northern Thai
Pattaya’s “Northern Thai Realty” has just opened a new office on the southern side of Thappraya Road, a few hundred metres from Jomtien Beach. This is across the road from their original office in the View Talay-5 Condominium building and compliments the offices that they have in Pattaya, such as their modern new office on South Pattaya’s Second Road. Mr. John Seymour, the Managing Director of “Northern Thai Realty” is a successful property broker, and being a far sighted businessman, he opened up an office in Angeles City last year, in the Philippines. This office is sure to pick up additional business for “Northern Thai Realty.” John offers all services connected to real estate, plus insurance policies to cover everything that you could possibly imagine
Noi’s Handless Computer Skills The Pattaya MahaThai School Complex is the home for many young people with disabilities, and some end up staying on to help others in need. Miss Noi works in the office, and having been born with no hands since birth, is an obstacle that she has bravely overcome. She can use a computer keyboard and can even deftly remove letters from their envelopes with surprising speed and skill. If you meet Khun Noi you will be surprised by her happy outlook on life, so maybe we should all stop complaining about the little inconveniences in life, that do not really matter.
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by Peter Lloyd
Barely noticed amongst the rush of other nationalities and races visiting Pattaya, the Arabs, a long time ago, carved out a niche of bars, hotels, food, shisha and retail outlets around Marine Plaza and Second Road. I had an Arab friend from Tanzania visiting me last week, so I took him to Walking Street to show him the Arab area, and ended up being astonished myself, at the rapid development, money being spent and economic activity going on there, which reflect the increasing popularity of Pattaya in Arab countries.
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The number of new outlets which have opened since New Year really
considered the “Russian” area of Walking Street. In fact my own visual
surprised me, and the shisha outlets and Arab restaurants have even started to colonise what has been traditionally
survey suggested that more money seems to have been invested in the Arab area and in ventures aimed purely at Arabs than for
Russians at the moment, in that central location at least. In Pattaya as a whole, of course, most of the economic development is overwhelmingly Russiandriven. In the Arab area, some nice, well thought out, richly decorated places have opened, and I have been told about, but haven’t seen, a new bar complex aimed at Arabs on the other side of Second Road just beyond the Beverly Plaza Hotel. It’s not just about Walking Street. Arab patient numbers at Bangkok
Pattaya hospital have been steadily increasing for a few years. However being out on Walking Street is not all fun for Arabs, or not for those who look like Indians, at any rate. I took my friend into a relaxed bar I regularly go into on Walking Street and once inside I turned around to discover he was no longer with me. I went outside and found the bouncers had barred his entry, telling him he couldn’t come in unless he paid 300 Baht! When they realised he was with me they were very apologetic and let him in for free, one telling me, in that casually racist way Thais have: “Sorry. I thought he was Indian trying to sneak in behind you”!
Some bars on Walking Street have a blanket ban on Arabs and Indians because of problems with them not buying drinks, with them manhandling girls, not buying lady drinks, trying to negotiate group discounts for the girls etc. Some bar owners have simply had enough, athough being cheapskates is also a common problem bar owners have to face with Russians. One bar owner told me he had recently thrown out a Russian couple who had come in his bar early, had stayed for hours, nursing their never ending supply of water, until he realised they were going into the toilets and refilling their bottles from the tap. He wasn’t amused.
the wagon. I leave the blog feeling sorry for him and grateful that people like him can post with such honesty about their problems, allowing others a window
into their difficult world. The blog is at: http://mobithailand. com/2010/03/ and it is well worth a read. Contact me at pattaya firstname.lastname@example.org
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I have been in Central Mall a few times this week at different hours of the day and night. I was surprised and pleased to see the number of Russians (or Russian speakers) shopping there, pouring out of Central Mall at 9pm on Saturday night, weighed down with bags of shopping, or having lunch on any day of the week in the food court or in the restaurants inside mall. They are also buying cocktails at the cocktail bars outside, having their feet cleaned by flesh-eating fish, and generally ensuring that the tourist spend in Pattaya is being distributed more evenly around the town, and not just in bars, although I suspect Central Mall is seeing a considerable amount of business from
them compared to the other malls. But outside the high end malls, Russians are also increasingly important to the economy. The Thapprasit Road night market is becoming more popular with Russians, my estimate the other night being 90+% of tourists wandering around and buying in there were Russian speakers. It is a similar story in all of Pattaya’s retail
outlets as far as I can see, which is helping the wider economy. I get the impression that their spending has more than made up for the loss of long-stayer business in Pattaya. I was also impressed with the Russians-speaking McDonald’s counter staff in Royal Garden, which amply demonstrated their ever increasing importance to the town’s food retailers, big and small.
It was with disappointment that I learned of the imminent retirement of Barry Kenyon as the British Embassy’s Honorary Consul in Pattaya. Barry has been of immense assistance to people, not just Britons, in distress in Pattaya for many years and he will be a very hard act to follow.
Well liked and approachable, I first met Barry when he was editing this newspaper. In fact it was partly because of him that I began writing my column, as I liked him and his wit the first time I met him. His ironic and amusing style of writing and editing built up the
popularity of the paper, and he worked closely with the then owner, Khun Visa, to make this paper the most popular in Pattaya, no matter what the others say. They were a formidable double act, and I am still proud to call them both friends.
I have recently been looking at Pattaya blogs on the internet. It must be difficult to keep blogs fresh, if your life revolves around doing the same things with the same people every day, but blogs are a useful way to keep in touch with many friends around the world, which is why it would be unfair to criticise particular blogs because they are not necessarily intended for critical analysis. However there are some which are so boring and lacking in variety that they would make a goldfish cry, whilst others are amusing, witty and entertaining. One blog stood out for all the wrong reasons. Called “My name is Mobi. I’m an Alcoholic”, it is an extremely harrowing, graphic and well-written account of one man’s struggle with alcoholism and it was sometimes hard to read some of the scrapes he gets into when he spectacularly falls off
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Dear Editor. I hear tell that the new Pattaya Police Commissioner wants to recruit Pattaya’s motor cycle taxi and Baht bus drivers to act as vigilantes to help the police reduce rising crime rates, especially offences against tourists. These people are all controlled by the local mafia. What must he have been thinking? It’s like setting foxes to guard your chickens. What do you say, sensible or what? Norman Stormer, Sattahip Dear Norman, Perhaps our new Police Commissioner isn’t aware of the true controllers of the motor cycle taxi and Baht bus drivers. I grant you there are many ‘bad apples’ amongst their ranks, but they are not all bad. I personally know a fair number who have always been honest and helpful towards me. Plus the fact that the police are no doubt understaffed, so could do with the added help that those perhaps nearer the grass roots can give. There is apparently a reward of Bt2,000 for the successful conviction of offenders, so maybe that will keep the taxi drivers more towards the straight and narrow. We can at least give them the benefit of the doubt and failing that, if the local populace actually see any of the Baht bus drivers behaving badly, they can report them, using the ID details prominent on the inside of the Baht buses. Dear Editor, We’re in for a pretty awful hot season, lasting an extra month due to El Ninyo, according to some predictions I’ve seen in various places recently. With Pattaya’s perennial water problems, perhaps you could suggest some bright ideas on how to conserve water for those who don’t know how and that will make more available for the rest of us. Yours faithfully, Brian Jentz, Naklua. Dear Brian, Yes, like you I’ve seen the warnings, too, and noted that the majority of the reservoirs nationwide are rapidly running dry, not to mention the water levels in the Mekong River being the lowest for 3 decades. Considering Pattaya’s past record as regards the water supply, everyone needs to be fully aware of how essential it is to conserve water, especially kids who may not care sufficiently or who don’t know the techniques. Most measures are common sense but just in case, here are some suggestions: fit water-efficient toilet cisterns that only flush half the tank, similarly for shower heads, and washing machines if possible; shower rather than bathe, share the shower with a friend and take fewer showers generally; run only enough water in the sink/basin for immediate personal washing needs or for cleaning vegetables; fill a cup of water to brush your teeth; shave in the shower; always place the lid on pans boiling water;
check your water bill for excesses, indicating you have one or more leaks, and check for leaks generally; don’t wash your vehicle, and only water those plants that really need it and then sparingly. Other than following those suggestions, surf the Internet for water conservancy tips. Dear Editor, Since when have you been so anti-life as to publish articles about the fur trade? Don’t you realize how much cruelty is exacted on poor animals that are killed for their pelts? I hope you amend things for the future. Yours truly, Frank Brown, Jomtien Dear Frank, Perhaps our inclusion of a fur-friendly article was somewhat insensitive, or perhaps we forgot to put a note above the article to indicate that the views expressed by the article writer were not necessarily those of the management or editorial staff. Rest assured we don’t go out of our way to promote practices harmful to animals, especially killing them for their pelts and we certainly have no wish to offend sensitive souls such as yourself. Bludgeoning seals for their coats we also find reprehensible. All in all, we’re a pretty sensitive lot too, so you’re in good company. Dear Editor, I have lived in Thailand for only six months, however, I have travelled to all the countries in the proximity in visa quests and adventure ! I left England after working hard in the Engineering/Oil industry since I was 16 years old. I am now 52. I have seen the decline of what was my perception of THE GREAT BRITISH way of life at first hand. Personally I feel BETRAYED by my own country . I now am living in a pleasant, structured and mainly happy place, life for me is good here in this beautiful country, I enjoy being able to walk out late at night if I wish without fear and being free to chat and mingle with lovely friendly people. Long may it continue. With gratitude, N.T. White. Dear Mr. White, What a refreshing letter to get by Email. With the recent political problems within Thailand, the world economic crash and the plummeting exchange rates, it is sometimes difficult to realize just how lucky we are to be living in this little bit of paradise. Along with yourself I became very disillusioned with the UK many years ago, I left around 1985 and went to start a new adventure in Spain. After 22 years, Spain was becoming as regimented as the UK, and my wife and myself looked at spreading our wings once again and eventually settled in Pattaya around two and a half years ago. I am very pleased that you have found a new, and much better life for yourself in the Land of Smiles. We have a country that is very beautiful along with its people, OK, so the weather is too bl**dy hot for me at the moment, but hey, that is why we have air con. Long may you continue to enjoy your Thai experience and spend many, many years enjoying your new life in Thailand. As for the UK, I try to keep abreast of developments over there on a political and social level, however, I have to admit I do not read anything that gives me the impression I made the wrong decision all those years ago, in fact quite the contrary. So it looks like we have to suffer the hardship of living in the Land of Smiles for many years to come. Shame!! Ha, Ha.
Thailand’s Future Energy Solutions Thailand’s energy policy over the next ten years is to effectively double its current energy output. This it intends to do by developing solar energy, bio-fuels and perhaps nuclear power to decrease its reliance on imported oil and gas. The former accords with HM the King’s expressed intent to develop sustainable energy sources, endorsed by the government, which plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by up to 30% by the end of the next decade. Wind power, the other main alternative power source, is not considered viable for Thailand according to a study by the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment/King Mongkut’s University of Technology as the nation experiences generally very low wind speeds, typical averages of not above 3 m/s. Wind is therefore deemed not sufficiently competitive with other alternative energy sources. Thailand will be the first country in South-East Asia to start extensively developing solar power, a natural decision considering the amount of sunshine the country is exposed to annually. The most obvious locations for the solar farms are the Esarn plateau, where the land is cheap, and the rice-growing areas of the central plains. The land in both regions is flat, under-populated and well away from the coastal or mountain ‘cloud magnets’. According to Twarath Sutabutr, the Deputy Director of the Department of Alternative Energy at the Energy Ministry “Solar farms are best on flat ground, where there are no mountains nearby, because if you are too close to mountains there is a better chance of clouds.” Conveniently, the cost of solar power production has recently been radically reduced. 2009 saw the price of photovoltaic solar panels drop by half, partially because of oversupply on the world market as a result of the global recession. Furthermore, Thailand introduced an “adder tariff” similar to Germany’s “feed-in tariff” for buying solar energy from private suppliers. The cost of solar power, however, will not be cheap, Bt8 per unit of electricity produced by solar roofs or solar farms, as against Bt3 per unit for other energy sources. With a target of producing 500 megawatt (MW) of solar-generated electricity by 2020, the Energy Ministry invited tenders from the private sector to invest in solar farms. The response far exceeded expectations, so much so that potential suppliers are prepared to produce 425 MW within the next two to three years. This enthusiasm was caused by the substantially cheaper solar panels, the “adder tariff” and the encouragement of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. Two companies will be first in the offing, Bangchak Petroleum Company and China Light and Power (CLP). The former intends to build a Bt3 billion 30-MW farm in Ayutthaya Province, which will initially be the largest in Thailand, due to be operational within 18 months. The company is also considering a 50-MW solar plant in Chaiyaphum Province. The proposed Bt9 billion CLP 73-MW solar farm in Lopburi Province, however, will be the largest solar farm in the world. The rationale for the nuclear option is, according to Tara Buakamsri, a Greenpeace campaign director, because the government “wants to diversify because Thailand is very much relying on gas, natural gas so they want to bring in new coal-fired power stations and also nuclear. At the moment they are proposing five to seven nuclear reactors into the power development plan. So that’s one of the most controversial issues for power development for the next 20 years.” A feasibility study is to be put before the Cabinet in 201, giving concerned pressure groups a one-year window of opportunity to press for alternative energy solutions Buakamsri asserts. Alternatively, Thailand could import gas and hydroelectricity from Laos, Burma and China thus meeting almost 25% of its power needs. However, this option is unlikely because it would put too much reliance on external sources of electricity, as well as raising questions of potential human rights abuses in Burma if its government clears land for hydro-electricity projects. For Twarath Sutabutr, a deputy director general in charge of the Energy Ministry’s alternative energy programmes, renewable energy is the way forward. Apart from solar and wind, bio-energy, biomass, biogas, bio-fuel, and manageable waste and compressed natural gas for fuels are attractive. The “strategic plan has a proactive target to increase the renewable energy proportion from 6% to 20% within 15 years,” he says, with “bio-energy ... probably being number one.” To this end, the government apparently hopes to see up to one million flexible fuel vehicles, able to use ethanol as fuel. Tapioca turned into gasohol and palm oil are also attractive alternative fuels, according to Kiat Sitteeamorn, President of the Thailand Trade Representative Office, with the added advantage that their cultivation will provide much needed jobs and help develop rural areas. The energy plan as a whole sets an investment target of over Bt359.88 billion, which could create more than 40,000 jobs and if oil and gas imports are substantially reduced, a further Bt458.246 billion could be saved. What the government is not doing, however, is investigating solution energy - energy from the vacuum of space – which is free and will be the only really viable future energy source, according to those in the know.
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by Bee McConville It is probably of no surprise at all that, once again, women have been shown to be the more capable and intelligent sex. A recent study has discovered that, at the age of 50, women’s memories are better than that of their male counterparts. While most women don’t need scientists to tell us that that we consistently outperform our ‘not-so-better halves’ it does leave a nice warm fuzzy feeling when research confirms what we’ve known all along. Haha bang, bang - there goes another nail into the coffin of the male ego! So what else lies in this rapidly filling coffin? Well, let’s see. It actually
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in knocking down their wooden brick castles than turning them into secure homes for Ken and Action Man. As boys get older, girls continue to fare better at school as the male of the species daydreams about scoring goals in the lunch time footie games or worries about whether or not he’s made it into the Under 11 team for the Saturday fixture against Naf United. By the time he reaches adolescence and teenagerhood the male is already threatened by his increasingly intelligent and high performing female peers. Boys are being left behind not only academically, but also in terms of self-esteem, confidence and ambition. So what does the male do in defence of this? Well he decides to turn the situation into a life-style choice and opts for the ‘it’s not cool to learn’ approach thereby suggesting that his failure
And we can always find those parking spaces missed by the men!!
starts not long after birth – boys are slower to walk and talk than girls and find it more difficult to sit quietly and listen to the teacher once they make it to Kindergarten. Instead, they are easily distracted by sticks and rulers that they turn into guns, and take far more pleasure
to compete with the girls is due to his choice not to, rather than the fact he would be beaten hands down and made to look extremely foolish if he were to even dream of trying. A generation ago, this newly identified male ‘destined to fail’ attitude was regarded as just a
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behind the wheel of a car than their male counterparts, not least because they don’t regard their vehicle as an extension of their genitalia. Women drivers are more careful, courteous and cautious than men, which is why discerning ins urance companies charge us far less as we are a considerably lower risk. It’s a shame that this doesn’t happen in Thailand as well, as I am sure females in the Land of Smiles are also much more competent behind the wheel than any of those Boys are being left behind not only academically, but also in terms of mad men who self-esteem, confidence and ambition. drive their pickpublic school where ago, working women still ups up your back bumper as the only competition at do most of the housework though they were partaking adolescent level is to and are nearly totally in a particularly mindless see who can be first to responsible for anything episode of Whacky kiss a girl and reach to do with the children. Races! And don’t think that 3rd base!) Women are so good at Once men reach multi-tasking because they women proving to be adulthood and take on have so much practice more able than men is the responsibility of a doing it and, of course, anything new. It has wife and family yet more practice makes perfect! only recently come to obstacles lie in their path Another area where light that American women to male supremacy. Wives women have been knocking were busy flying fighter now earn the same, if nails into male ego coffins planes during WW II. not more, than their is that of driving. Women They were not allowed in spouses and are competent have statistically proven combat but were members when juggling a full that they are far better of the Women’s Airforce
Service Pilots group (WASP) who transported military personnel, shuttled planes from factories to bases, and test-flew planes that had been repaired. With women taking on these practical tasks, more men were able to fly in combat situations. However, in typically male fashion, once the war was over these women were sent home without any recognition of what they had done until 1977 when the women were recognized as military personnel and given partial veterans benefits. Congress is only now awarding these brave and competent ladies the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honour, but we already know that, in a man’s world, only men can be heroes! It’s a shame that, despite being the more intelligent sex, women are still not seen in greater numbers in the higher echelons of business or politics but, hang on a minute, is that not an indication of their superior intel ligence? I meanwho would want to spend most of the day, year on year, rubbing shoulders and having to deal with the bruised and inflated egos of an inferior species?
who sit together and work out which colour they are going to dress in? Now I know the PAD chose yellow because that is the colour of the Monarchy (and I was so much happier when pink became a popular colour too as although pink also bleaches Even the politicians try and make us look bad the colour with their red and yellow shirts from my with (despite trying to face it is marginally better make themselves white, than red or yellow), but for some god-knows-why who decided on the red? reason) it is rather selfish Did the founders of the of political factions to movement check their choose colours that are wardrobes only to find that so completely unflattering they were all Liverpool on farang skin tones. Who supporters so automatically makes these decisions had red t-shirts? Is red anyway? Do these factions Taksin Shinyhat’s favourite have colour committees colour? Or is it because it’s
the first colour mentioned in the song ‘I Can Sing a Rainbow?’ Now if I were on the politicalfaction-colour-choosingcommittee I would have gone for a pastel sea-green or turquoise which looks good on all skin types, or perhaps cream, or even a more daring black, although this might make people look a tad depressing or take on a teenage-vampire-angst sort of Goth look. Whatever happens, can the next aspiring group please show a bit more consideration for those of us who do not possess warm skin tones and pick something more appropriate so that we can join in the fun and games, and for heaven’s sake, don’t pick orange!!
phase but, unfortunately, it is now firmly embedded in the English young male psyche (unless he has been lucky enough to attend an all boys
time career, child-rearing and homemaking, while the husband can just about manage the day-job. Despite all the talk about the ‘new man’ some years
Being a farang I happen to have the standard pasty skin that only has a brownish hue due to the many freckles that have erupted since moving to sunny climes. So I don’t look particularly good in red, unless it is the deep blood red rather than the bright crimson or scarlet that most of the clothing manufacturers favour. Neither do I look good in yellow, which just completely washes what little colour I have from my skin and makes me look decidedly peeky. Consequently, I cannot participate in any of the political activities that are now so commonplace in Thailand. And I think that is grossly unfair. Why do these political factions have to choose such unattractive colour schemes for their groups?
While I know that both red and yellow look particularly attractive on the various olive-cumshades-of-brown skin that our local friends are blessed
I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie
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Fool in Paradise
Ok, up to this point I have remained silent because, as frequent readers will know, I tend to avoid expressing my opinions on controversial or serious subjects. But I can keep silent no longer. This time they have gone too far – I’m as mad as hell and I just can’t take it any more! At the end of January in the United States, environmental groups sued the U.S. Navy to halt plans for an offshore training range because they fear it would threaten endangered right whales which migrate to nearby waters each winter. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 12 conservation groups, says the Navy approved construction of the $100 million range in July without completing studies to determine whether military ships, submarines and aircraft would pose significant harm to the whales. The Southern Environmental Law Center said whales would be exposed to lethal collisions with ships, entanglement with cables from military buoys and possible harm from mid-
frequency active sonar used by Navy warships and aircraft. Date: August 1945. Place: The Oval Office Washington DC. Environmental loony: “Sorry, Mr President, but we cannot allow you to order the a-bomb attack on Hiroshima until we have convened a committee to conduct an environmental impact study to determine the effects an atomic bomb would have on any wildlife in the area.” Pres. Truman: “But this will end the war and save many lives! The military estimates that launching a conventional ground attack on Japan will cost the lives of at least one million people from both sides.” Environmental loony: “I understand sir, but until the EPA has had time to study the situation and ascertain if there are any ‘at risk’ or ‘in danger’ species within a one hundred mile radius of Ground Zero, the Enola Gay is grounded.” Date: 2010. Place: The Oval Office Washington DC. CIA Director: “Mr President,
great news! Our agents have discovered the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden’s cave in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area. We have the exact coordinates and it has been confirmed by reliable sources that bin Laden himself is there now and will be for the next few hours.” Pres. Obama: “Fantastic! Can we get a drone there and blow the living shit out of him?” CIA Director: “Yes sir. We can have one over the target in 45 minutes. I have been assured there are no non-combatants in the vicinity so there is zero chance of any collateral damage.” Pres. Obama: “Great! Order the strike.” Greenie wanker: “One moment, sir. The coordinates provided by the CIA indicate a series of caves which are the last known nesting place of the threetoed speckled sparrow. As you know, the three-toed speckled sparrow is almost at the top of the UN’s Most Endangered Species List and destroying any of the caves may wipe them out
completely. Even a loud noise could affect their mating routine. I cannot allow you to order such an attack until we have convened a committee to conduct an environmental impact study to determine the effects the explosion and loud noise would have on the birds.” Date: 2010. Place: Bad part of Los Angeles city. Police Captain: “I’m glad you guys are here! The perp is still in the bank and we have the place surrounded. He has already murdered three hostages that we know of and has said if we rush the building he will kill the rest.” SWAT Commander: “OK. We’ll take over from here. Get your men back while we get the blueprints of the building and set up communication.” SWAT Officer: “Wait, sir. There is someone coming out of the bank … it is the perp … he has a gun … and he is alone … there are no hostages with him.” SWAT Commander: “OK. As soon as someone has the solution, take him out.”
The Top Dumbest Bush Quotes of All Time
15. “I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job.” --to a group of Amish he met with privately, July 9, 2004 14. “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.” --speaking underneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003
13. “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories ... And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them.” --Washington, D.C., May 30, 2003 12. “Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be
somewhere!” --joking about his administration’s failure to find WMDs in Iraq as he narrated a comic slideshow during the Radio & TV Correspondents’ Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 24, 2004 (Read more)
11. “I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.” --Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008 10. “Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” --Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000 9. “As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.” --on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007 8. “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a
heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” --Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000 (Listen to audio clip)
7. “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense.” --Washington, D.C. April 18, 2006 6. “There’s an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can’t get fooled again.” --Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002 5. “Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.” --Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004 4. “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful,
and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” --Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 3. “You work three jobs? ... Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” --to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005 2. “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” --to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism
EPA Agent attached to SWAT: “Rescind that order, Commander! The perp is holding his gun against something in his left hand.” SWAT Commander: “It looks like a lizard.” EPA Agent: “Not just any lizard, Commander. He is holding his gun to the head of an Outer-Mongolian Desert Gecko, the most endangered reptile on the planet. If he harms it in any way there will be massive international repercussions and the US would have a lot of explaining to do at the UN. Give him anything he wants and let him go.” SWAT Commander: “We’re going to shoot him, not the stupid lizard.” EPA Agent: “I can’t take the risk that the gecko may be harmed or traumatised during such action. Let him go.” You may not have realized it but this world is getting more and more insane every day. I love animals just as much as anyone else and would never condone the indiscriminate killing of any living thing, but I place human life at the
over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005
Pattaya Today 17 top of the totem pole. Obviously, I am pretty much alone in this opinion. During the relatively recent Asian tsunami and hurricane Katrina disasters, American television news appeared to give equal air time to footage of saving pets and other animals as they did to saving human lives. The site of rescuers pulling a young child alive from under tons of debris is not heart-wrenching enough? Viewers would rather see people risking their own lives to pull a poodle called ‘Fluffy’ from the jaws of death? Weeks later, ‘Fluffy’ becomes a national hero and its idiotic face is plastered across the covers of magazines while the small child recovers, unnoticed and forgotten, in a hospital bed. I’m sorry but saving human life is a much higher priority to me than worrying about animals. In the highly unlikely event I was ever stranded alone in some remote wilderness, I would do whatever it takes to stay alive. If my only companion is ‘Fluffy’ the poodle then, when I get hungry enough, ‘Fluffy’ will be renamed ‘dinner’. If all I can find is a baby fur seal, a small whale or an endangered three-toed speckled sparrow, they become dinner as well. If the only way I can make a signal fire or cooking fire is to burn down a rare 100-year-old North American Twisted Pine, then it’s going to be charcoal. 1. “My answer is bring them on.” --on Iraqi insurgents attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003
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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: email@example.com
The fountain of justice for all subjects in this land The landmark judgment of the Supreme Court against our former prime minister is a test case to prove that our society is mature enough to continue existing into the new millennium. Many countries suffer from the partisan from an ideological conflict. The election or the number of seats in the parliament is not always equated to democracy. The balance of power is the magic keynote to maintain harmony and equilibrium in the country. Thai people are not familiar with the word “diversity”. In India, the concept of “unity within diversity” is the benchmark to unify people from
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diverse background. In Thailand, the word “difference” is used instead of “diversity”. Some people use the concept of the former US president who always pointed his finger at his adversaries and said “If you’re not with us, you are against us”. The constitutional doctrine to separate sovereign power to maintain the equilibrium in the Kingdom has consistently existed since our first westernized constitution in 1932. “Sovereign power belongs to all Thai people” is the preamble in all Thai constitutions. The King exercises the sovereign power by three channels, namely, executive power by the cabinet with a prime minister as a chief, legislative power by a parliament with a house speaker as a chief and judicial power with the judicial president. The ones who have an educational background from Europe could spontaneously understand this doctrine which is influenced by Montesquier. There is a word of wisdom of Lord Acton saying that power trends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. In the Kingdom of Thailand, we adopt a
double court system from continental countries, i.e., France, Germany and Japan, etc. Judicial power is separated into, the Court of Justice with a president of the Supreme Court as a chief, the Administrative Court with a president of the Supreme
Court. In every province and big city, there is a provincial court, for example, Chonburi Provincial Court and Pattaya Provincial Court. In Pattaya, all civil and criminal cases are tried by Pattaya Provincial Court except family and juvenile cases which must be tried
Lord Acton, the 19th century upholder of freedom and a “magistrate ” of history, claimed that while power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely
Administrative Court as a chief and Constitutional Court with a president of the Constitutional Court as a chief. The double court system is quite different from the UK. “The Court of Justice” has three tiers, namely, Court of First Instance, Appeal Court and Supreme
by the Family and Juvenile Court in Chonburi. The Appeal Court is mainly in Bangkok and other region heads, for example, there is the Appeal Court in Rayong Province with the jurisdiction for the eastern region for both civil and criminal cases. A party who is not satisfied
with a judgment may file the appeal to the higher court under the conditions specified by the law. The Supreme Court is only in Bangkok for both civil and criminal cases. Pattaya has many civil criminal cases which is a hard work for judges in Pattaya Court. This problem is solved by an alternative dispute resolution with reconciliation. The mediators from many respected persons in a community are appointed to implement this alternative justice mechanism. “Delay of Justice is Denial of Justice” should not be the question anymore in Pattaya by this policy. However, if the mediation cannot be mutually reached, the dispute must be solved by the formal judicial process with the consecutive hearings which will be one to two years. As a multicultural society, Pattaya Court of Justice is quite unique. “Are foreigners under equal access to justice in Thai court?” is the candid and common question in the minds of many foreigners. Foreigners are always equal to Thai nationals in the court of law. However, the main problem for foreigners is a linguistic barrier because
Planning for Instruction
Children learn best when instruction is developmentally appropriate and designed to meet their levels, here at the Montessori School our staff are familiar with the semantic difficulty in defining the terms and objectives. In our definition, a goal is long term and broad based. An objective is a behviour skill which can be defined, observed and measured continuously. MCCI staff create a curriculum which is not only successful, fruitful and enjoyable for the children but understand that their role as teachers is vital as they set boundaries, promote and support the children on their passage
to discovery whilst also ensuring the children are kept safe within the environment. We take pride in the importance and awareness of children’s learning abilities, matching a child’s performance level to how children should be taught is very vital process, if an activity is too easy a child may not attempt this due to boredom. If an activity has no foundation from past experiences then a child may not have any idea how to approach the task and hence will not make an attempt. Here at MCCI tasks are based on past experiences and developed to challenge
the child and build on new experiences. Our classrooms are equipped with a wide range of materials some of which children will manipulate independently and other materials are designed for children to learn in a more structured way. Most important we believe a child’s development and achievement is enhanced when parents and teachers work together, visual achievement occurs when parents reinforce learning at home, when parents support children at home not only does it enhance his/her child’s development but other sibling benefit from this parental involvement.
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Exploring our Environment – Down on the Beach
the law requires that all process must be made in the Thai language. All courts arrange for a pro bono or free qualified translator for a criminal case. But for a civil case, you have to arrange for a translator yourself. Most of the judges in Pattaya Court of Justice have the additional overseas graduate education. The judicial power is independent without any intervention from the executive power. All judges will be appointed by His Majesty the King for the judicial apprentice who can pass the highly demanding examination. There is no jury in Thai courts. “Judge” is a revered profession exercising the judicial power under the name of His Majesty the King who is deemed a “Fountain of Justice” for all subjects in this Kingdom of Justice regardless of race, nationality, religion culture or political band. Section 4.- of our draft constitution 2007, acknowledges a dignity of all persons to enjoy rights, freedom and equality under the Thai constitution and international commitments. The term persons definitely mean Thais and foreigners with diversity of background.
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Casa Pascal 9th Anniversary Dinner Kim from Casa Pascal takes great pleasure in announcing that he will soon celebrate the 9th anniversary of Casa Pascal. The evening will be something special and will take place at the restaurant on March 17th from 6.oopm with a lucky ticket draw with fabulous prizes as 10.00pm. For further information and to take a peep at the superb menu please visit www.restaurantpattaya.com/ or telephone Pascal on 085 992 04 82. 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. 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.manhattanspattaya.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.rotarypattaya marina.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. gregskitchennorthpattaya.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.pattaya backgammonleague.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. Manhattans Special Wine Dinner After the great success of our last dinner in February I am happy to announce that Manhattans will be holding its next monthly Wine Dinner on Sunday the 21st March at 7.30pm. For this evening we have created a special four course menu and carefully select four wines which this time will all be from Australia to accompany each course. Dinner will start at 7.30pm. 4 Course menu PLUS Coffee PLUS our selected wine range for only 1800 Baht +VAT. More details on the website www.manhattanspattaya.com Maison Joseph Drouhin Wine Gala Dinner Thursday, 18 March 2010, 19.00 hrs. Caprice Restaurant Royal Wing Suites & Spa featuring eight fabulous wines (Includes a glass of each reception and dinner wines totalling eight varieties of wines, masterfully crafted multi-course menu,
coffee or finest Ceylon tea with assortment of Royal Mignardises, service charge and VAT) baht 3,800.- net only per person. Limited seats available. For further information please contact Ms. Acharee on 038-250421 Ext; 2782.
A Taste of Vietnam at dusitD2 baraquda pattaya 26 march - 4 april 2010 @ s.e.a. restaurant. Indulge your senses with the culinary delights of Vietnam as dusitD2 Baraquda Pattaya welcomes 3 special guest chefs from dusit Thani
Bangkok’s renowned Thien Duong Restaurant. Join us for lunch or dinner and be tempted with the magical flavours of authentic Vietnamese cuisine at s.e.a. restaurant daily from 26 March - 4 April 2010.For further information telephone 038 769 999.
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Annual Sports Day at the Fr. Ray School for the Blind
Congratulations to all competing students!
5th March, saw the start of the Thailand’s National Games for the Blind and a young student at Father Ray Foundation School for the Blind took part! Recently, the Father Ray School for the Blind held its annual sports day allowing all students to show off their athletic abilities. The opening ceremony was celebrated by the Deputy Governor of Pattaya, Mr. Ronnakij Akasing. The school divided into two teams, blue and green, to compete for medals in events such as sprint, long jump and swimming races. The running races are a sight to see with the blind students pairing up with a sighted partner who leads them in the right direction around the track. This takes a great amount of trust by the students who are running at full speed. The green team won the medal count with 25 gold and 19 silver and the blue team achieved 23 gold and 26 silver medals. This year’s best cheerleaders were the blue team who were voted winners with 10 points against 9 achieved by the green team. The FRF School’s Torch Bearer (pic) was also the ‘Best Sports Player’. Man is an exceptional student; and performs regularly with the FRF musical group. He is a talented Khong Wong player, whose music was featured at the Auto Alliance Golf Scramble last week. Next was Pui who also showed great athletic ability on the day. Man and Pui will be competing in the THAI NATIONAL GAMES FOR BLIND STUDENTS in SURIN. They both compete in many events including discus, javelin, chess, volleyball and shot-put. Man won 8 gold medals and Pui 4 gold and two silver medals. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that they do equally as well in SURIN. The Father Ray Foundation cares for 850 needy children and disabled students., more than 130 of our FRF family are blind. To help support the work of the Fr-Ray Foundation please visit www.fr-ray.org/donate or Telephone 038 716 628 for more information.
‘O’ is eight years old and is the winner of a gold medal in long jump.
‘Man’ is the male ‘best sports player’ of the day with 8 gold medals. Man is known for his patience and good sportsmanship.
‘Pui’ is the female ‘best sports player’ of the day with 4 gold and 2 silver medals. She is also known for her patience and good sportsmanship.
Waradar presenting a handmade flower arrangement to Mr. Ronnakij, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya. The flowers were made by the students themselves.
Juna, aged 9, a very special moment. The Father Ray Children’s Village can now accommodate eighty needy children whose ages range from 2 years to 14 yea, just like real families! Based on the Austrian SOS Children’s Villages, Father Ray Foundation is proud to become a pioneer in a better way of caring for abandoned children. The Father Ray Children’s Village would not exist without the many generous
after lunch. The Father Ray Foundation cares for 850 abused, abandoned and isolated children and disabled young adults through projects ranging from Vocational School for the Disabled, Father Ray School for the Blind, Fr-Ray Center for Children with Special Needs, Fr-Ray Outreach and Drop in Center, Fr-Ray Children’s Home, Children’s Village, Fr-Ray Independent Living Center, Fr-Ray Day Care & Fr-Ray Job Placement Center. To help support the Foundation please visit the website at www.fr-ray.org/donate or for more information please phone + 66 (0)38 428 717.
WE ARE (presenting) ‘THE WORLD’ in Pattaya, Thailand…peacefully !
International Friends, Donors, Diplomats, Dignatories, VIPs, Media and Celebrities recently attended the Father Ray Children’s Village to welcome children to their new homes… A family affair… a Father Ray Family Celebration. Saturday 13 March, at Father Ray Foundation Children’s Village special guests were entertained by the children and students of the Father Ray Choir singing alongside internationally acclaimed
celebrity soloists. Fr-Ray choir, presented a melodic version of Michael Jackson’s “We are the World”, after being dressed by international fashion designer, Thailand’s Opal Sangnark. Opal has been working overtime to put the finishing touches on the choir’s costumes which incorporate the national flags of our Children’s Village donors…and they look amazing! Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Republic
of Korea, Norway, Singapore and, of course, waving the flag of The Kingdom of Thailand. Highlight of the Father Ray Foundation Children’s Village celebratory was the opening of six new houses. This saw ten children with their two “mothers” move into their new homes, Hibiscus and Lily houses, donated by Singapore’s Watt family at a cost of over 2 million Baht. Two year old Surita will be reunited with her sister,
benefactors and donors. The nine projects supported by FRF can only maintain and grow because of the many generous people who give modest but valuable amounts regularly as well as those who give significant amounts less frequently. Donors are presented with replica house plaques today and invited to plant flowers in the new gardens. Guests have the opportunity to view inside the newly constructed and furnished houses before they depart
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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, I was recently persuaded by friends to visit a Thai music show. I don’t mean pop music, but the folk or country music, not sure of the difference. It was a great night, such a happy atmosphere with Thais of all ages dancing all around us and smiling at the bunch of old farang farts. But what really knocked me out was watching the dancers. I visit gogo bars regularly, love the atmosphere— and the view—but those folk-dancing girls made many of the gogo girls I’ve seen look like statues! Some of the songs lasted for twenty minutes or more, but the little darlings never stopped shaking
and strutting, and whether wearing traditional gear or minis they looked so innocently sexy (if that’s the right description!) Also they were obviously enjoying themselves, big smiles all around. Why are these girls so happy and lively but so many gogo girls so bored and static? If some club owner would feature folk music instead of the garbage they play these days, maybe we would see some more enthusiastic body-shaking for our money? The Happy Ogler
The performers at luk thung/mor lam shows are dancing to the traditional sound and style they grew up with and probably hear every day, and their audiences are families who know the music and are out to have an enjoyable time. It is doubtful whether many gogo dancers are much into the stuff they have to perform to; also they are usually dancing
in front of ageing to elderly punters who are more interested in how much nipple, bum and honey is on show, rather than admiring fancy footwork, so maybe the girls can’t see any reason to make more effort. However, oglers like to see naughty parts actually gyrating instead of just the occasional sway that many girls consider enough, so some extra movement would no doubt be appreciated, and the club would attract more customers. Perhaps dancing to the music they love would get them going for a while, but would they soon revert to inactive posts if tips and bar fines didn’t improve; and would expats enter a bar where Thai music is playing? Dear Kris & Noi, We always spend the summer in Thailand, and this time we’ll be staying in our bungalow in my
wife’s village during the second half of the World Cup, attending some family celebrations. So it means watching the football on local TV, as there isn’t any cable or satellite around there. Her dad says all matches will be on but will they be stuffing adverts on during the games, and reducing the football to a little blob in a corner? I’ve threatened her that if they do I’m moving to town and bye-bye celebrations! Andy When it was announced that all matches would be shown live, it was also stated that they would be advert-free, so all should be well for you in the village. Dear Kris & Noi, Following on from your recent item about people who misuse the fast checkout lane, maybe you could address this topic, which is more of a gripe
than a question. En route to a friend’s home for dinner, I stopped for some items at Big-C, where all the check out lines were particularly long. I was already running late, but took a deep breath and accepted that I must wait out the slow process. What I could not accept is how most of the female customers in front of me stood idly by while their items were being scanned and bagged, then—only AFTER everything was bagged—did the women open their hand bags, search for their wallets, and extract money to pay, and then some counted out the exact number of coins to suit the totals due. All the while everyone else—from the check-out girl to the long line of customers— was doing nothing but waiting and watching. This is a regular occurrence in all supermarkets and convenience stores. If there is any question herein it is this: do these people not realize they will be required to pay for their groceries? Do they not recognize how much faster and more efficient it would be if they had their money
in hand BEFORE they were presented with a bill? I should add that my gripe is not directed exclusively at Thais; a number of farang women were equally guilty. Butch This is a complaint that will be endorsed by many. Isn’t it fun when the bill includes twenty-five satang, and the dear lady diligently searches through her purse for the little coin? As a variation, there’s always the sudden decision to pay by credit card, which then leads to which one to use, and a trawl through a damned great bag to find a credit card in amongst the pile of club, foodhall and ID cards. But as it happens everywhere in the world where there are women and checkouts you can’t escape it, and it’s hardly worth blowing your top for, or ceasing to shop at supermarkets. Just accept it as one of life’s quirks Butch, don’t get so het up over a few minutes out of your life, and resist the urge to slap someone with your bag of frozen peas.
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USA declares war on Sweden
by Alan S. Brown
In a shocking development, President Barak Obama has issued a declaration of war against the country of Sweden. The once friends and allies are now on the brink of war and annihilation. This will be Sweden’s first war since 1814 and America’s since five minutes ago. What appalling set of circumstances could have led to such a disastrous state of affairs? Some months ago, the Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, paid a State Visit to the USA. Of course, all the pomp and circumstance appropriate for such an occasion were present. The red carpet was rolled out for the prime minster and his entourage. He was given first class accommodations in The Lincoln Room and, basically, treated like an honored head of state. Michelle Obama personally prepared Swedish Meatballs as part of the State Dinner. The honored guests were wined and dined like the v.i.p.s that they were.
A few months later, it was time for the Obamas to visit their former guests in Sweden. They were guests at the Prime Minister’s residence, The Sager Palace, and were afforded every comfort and convenience imaginable. Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt did all he could to make his American guests feel welcome and comfortable. After discussing urgent State business, a formal and sumptuous dinner was held for over 100 guests. President Obama, who had recently received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo and his wife were the guests of honor. After a lavish meal consisting of every Swedish delicacy imaginable, fine wine and Absolute Vodka, the plates were cleared and the guests got ready to enjoy a delicious dessert and Swedish coffee. Prime Minister Reinfeldt whispered to his counterpart, President Obama, that they had a very special confection in his honor. His curiosity peaked, Obama inquired about what
this special dessert could possibly be. The prime minister explained that this was a traditional Swedish dessert consisting of butter, sugar, cocoa, oats, coffee and coconut.
secretary, Robert Gibbs, whispered something into the president’s ear. After gaining his composure, President Obama told the Prime Minister that he, indeed, did not care for
“That sounds absolutely delicious,” said Obama. Although, Obama’s favorite dessert is cobbler, this definitely sounded intriguing to him. “What’s it called?” he asked. “Why,” replied Prime Minister Reinfeld. It’s our famous ‘N---r” Balls.’ It’s been a Swedish favorite for centuries. Would you care for a ball with your coffee?” At this point, the American delegation went silent. After a few moments, the U.S. press
Recently the Phuket Gazette published a story about a public-spirited German tourist who took it upon himself to clean up a really filthy public toilet that he passed every day on his way to the beach. The toilet had been built by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, but unspecified local
authorities had failed to maintain it or keep it clean. This Good Samaritan (probably he should be called the Good Sanitationman), used it every day, so he cleaned it up himself. This is the kind of guy who should be named the CNN Hero of the Year, lauded in the mass media, feted by the glitterati, apotheosized on Oprah, canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, perhaps even awarded a Nobel Prize for exemplary service to humankind. Not only had he obeyed Robert Fulghum’s immortal injunction, “Clean up your own mess”—he was cleaning up other people’s messes as well. But this is the Real World, folks, where there’s a fly in every ointment, a cloud in every sky, and a snake in every garden. In the Real World, the Dark Side often intrudes on the sunniest idyll. The Gazette noted that, technically, this hero of sanitation had committed a crime. Cleaning toilets is work. In Thailand, every
foreigner who works is required to have a work permit. This gentleman was a tourist, and he did not have one. In the eyes of the law, he was a criminal. If the law had been strictly applied, he could (forgive the pun) have found himself in deep doo-dah. But it wasn’t, and he didn’t. Presumably the authorities were wise enough to realize how absurd it would have been to enforce the law in this particular case. Or maybe they just don’t read the Phuket Gazette. Possibly they remembered the public relations disaster that occurred in the wake of the tsunami of 2004, when hordes of youthful foreign volunteers descended on Phuket eager to help with reconstruction and rehabilitation—only to be told by the government that they had to apply for work permits. The memory of the ensuing international loss of face may have deterred the authorities from coming down hard on the Good Sanitationman.
a N----r ball or any other racist ball. The Prime Minister tried to explain that there was no offense meant in the name of this confection. It was simply round like a ball, and brown in color. However, he did concede that the confection was also known as a ‘chocolate’ ball; and perhaps that would have been a more politic usage under the circumstances. The Obamas left in a huff and checked into the local Stockholm Holiday Inn Presidential Suite.
They checked, first, to be sure there weren’t any N----r balls on the menu. What would have been a diplomatic faux pas escalated into a major ‘incident’ when the President returned home to Washington, D.C. He had first tried to diffuse the situation, chalking off the whole thing to a misunderstanding and various cultural usages of language. The left wing said he had been seriously dissed and needed to respond accordingly. Centrist, or Blue Dog Democrats, said it would be best to chill out, recall the American Ambassador to Sweden for a while and then let things go back to normal. To Republicans, this was just another example of Obama’s namby pamby response to provocation. After all, he stopped using the phrase, ‘war on terror’ and refused to water board, electric shock or castrate suspected terrorists. As far as they’re concerned, the guy’s a socialist pussy. Well, Obama Care was on life support and the rest of
his agenda was being kept captive by the recalcitrant Republicans. He wasn’t going to let them pin another ‘wus’ label on him. Thus, he unilaterally declared war on Sweden. They have seven days to surrender and destroy their entire stock of ‘N----r Balls’. Pity he couldn’t do the same to Iran regarding their nukes. Meanwhile, Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawarta, location unknown, has offered to mediate. He has suggested that Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt meet him in an undisclosed location and sit down to a plate of fish balls to thrash things out. Nobody could get offended by a plate of succulent fish balls. The country where they will meet was undisclosed, but someone said you could see The Burj Khalifa Building in the background. In case you don’t believe there is a confection with that name, here is a link to a web site with the recipe: h t t p : / / w w w. t a i n t e d thoughts.com/item/22069.
Even so, the imaginative and mischievous mind is fascinated by the possibilities. If the powers-that-be had been less discerning, we might have got a scenario like this: German Tourist (vigorously cleaning the toilet bowl): Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Ach du lieber, ziss is ein schtinking messerschmidt. Zealous Policeman (coming up behind him: You! You! Whass you doing? GT: Eh? I am cleaning ziss schtinking toilet, vhich you pipple are not maintaining in accordance viz lofty Teutonic sanitation norms. ZP: Oooo. You clean toilet? Wheah you work permit? GT: Vhat? ZP: Work permit, work permit. You clean toilet. Clean toilet is work. You mutt have work permit. GT: Gott in himmel, ich bin ein tourister. I don’t have a work permit. ZP: OK, I fine you. You pay me 500 baht. You no pay, I take you to poleet sa-tation. You go to court, judge fine you twenny
t’ousand, t’irty t’ousand baht, t’row you in jail for real long time, then deport you, put you on blacklist. GT (suddenly acquiring perfect English, because, as you may have noticed, this writer is incompetent when it comes to replicating the German accent): Look here, my dear fellow, this is not work. ZP (puzzled): No? GT: No. I am a fecophile. Do you know what a fecophile is? Fecophiles love excrement. We love to play with it, just as a child loves to play with mud pies. For me this is enjoyment, a pleasure, fun. Sanuk! ZP (even more puzzled): Sanuk? GT: Yes! Sanuk thisut! I love to play with poo. It’s such fun! Come, pitch in yourself! Join me! Oh, it’s such fun! Why, this is not work. It’s fun, I tell you! I don’t have to have a permit to have fun, do I? ZP (backing away): You crazy farang. I see many farang before, all crazy— but nobody crazy like you.
GT: Oh, please, do join me. Playing with poo is so much more fun when you can share the joy with others. Come, grab a handful! (Digs out a shovelful of the awful stuff and extends it invitingly.) ZP (getting ready to flee): Ugh! Men! (Smelly!) No, no! OK, you play with poo, I no fine you. (Thinking.) But wait. Farang like to do like this, maybe you start business, new kind of entertainment, invite other farang to play too, charge them money, get rich. Could call it suan len kee, poo-poo playground. You give me commission, OK? GT: For sure, officer! As soon as I start making money from my poo-poo playground, I’ll give you a hefty cut. And thank you for your clever suggestion, sir. (The curtain falls and they both live happily ever after.)
A True Hero of Sanitation
S. Tsow can be flamed at email@example.com, except when he’s trying to figure out a marketing strategy for poo-poo playgrounds.
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Sala Thai Restaurant And Garden – Pattaya’s Most Romantic Dining Venue A new restaurant, Sala Thai, has just opened, one with great promise. The proprietor, Khun Sumet Shinno, proudly maintains Sala Thai Restaurant and Garden will be the most romantic dining venue in Pattaya, no idle boast when one considers the ambiance of the location. This will be enhanced at night with gentle, candle lighting under the stars. The restaurant nestles in the middle of idyllic parkland at The Village Shopping Centre, from where it commands the terrain. Surrounded by lush vegetation and lakes, at one with nature, the traditional wooden architecture of the open-air restaurant represents a welcome change from the majority of enclosed dining venues. Here, guests may relax, lulled by the gentle
murmurings of the nearby creek and the soft breezes, as their children, their meals finished, happily frolic in the secure children’s play area, nearby, the doting parents knowing their offspring are in safe hands. As every parent with young children knows all too well, having one’s children ably taken care of takes a great weight off their minds and allows them to savour their food in peace. By being set in The Village Shopping Centre, one doesn’t have the concern of negotiating the busy traffic
of Central Pattaya, whilst attempting to find a safe parking place. Here there is ample parking for 300 vehicles that is conveniently approached from Sukhumvit Road and so is completely hassle free. Either before or after dining at the Sala Thai Restaurant, one can browse the new shops due to open shortly or those like Sun Thai Decor, Phuket Mermaids, Top & Bottoms bikini emporium and the wine shop, already open. The new shops will include a bookshop selling the latest editions, a music CD shop, and a gift shop, amongst others, as well as the Thai Silk Museum. Khun Sumet has managed to acquire a top-class Thai chef, winner of several culinary awards, who, until recently, worked for a five-star hotel chain. Consequently,
Sala Thai is able to offer an extremely extensive Thai cuisine drawn from the four quarters of the country. However, Khun Sumet emphasises that the prices at Sala Thai are very reasonable and considerably cheaper than those in downtown Pattaya. For example, one can feed a party of four adults for as little as between Bt1000 and Bt1,200. This will include four main dishes as well as beer, about which more shortly. Eating Thai style, all sharing, one can order a
typical selection such as Som Tam Spiced Catfish (Bt120); Tom Yum Kung - shrimps, Bt220 for a dish or Bt120 for individual bowls; Snapper in a sweet sauce(Bt280); and Spicy Steamed Squid with kale – Pra muk sa dung ka na kob (Bt199). With a jug of beer at Bt290, that brings the total cost of the meal to Bt1,109, which is as stated, containing no hidden taxes or service charges. Other specialties of the house include Spicy Prawn with Lemon Grass – Yam tak krai (Bt120), or five pieces of Deep Fried Shrimp Doughnuts – Tort mun kung (Bt120). Because of the German beer specialty, the Sala Thai menu includes Deep Fried Pork Leg (Bt250), or three varieties of German sausage – spicy, mustard and sweet (Bt220). As can be seen from the above, the prices are indeed good value, with no differentiation between Thais and foreigners and for the following two months there is a 10% discount available for all. Now, we must mention the draught Erdinger Weissbrau beer, from a topclass Bavarian brewery. Connoisseurs of German beer regard Erdinger as being the champagne of beers and its ultra-smooth taste bears that opinion out, as I can attest, having sampled a glass. The two main beers available are white, wheat
beer and dark, brewed with hops. Again the prices are very reasonable, comparing very competitively with bars, clubs and other venues selling similar German beer downtown. A 0.3 litre glass costs Bt100, a 0.5 litre glass Bt150, and a 1 litre jug Bt290, all inclusive. There is also the option of a high column for Bt850, should one wish to party. For those who prefer wine, you can purchase a bottle at the nearby wine shop with a corkage fee of Bt300. So far in the first 10 days of opening (when this article was written), over 120 guests have come to dine at Sala Thai Restaurant, some of these returnees, having identified an extremely attractive dining venue, These guests have been 80% farang, with Thai wives, of course, apart from the Russian contingent that constitute half this number, and 20% Thai. Foreigners will be extremely pleased to hear that Sala Thai Restaurant has a farang-friendly policy, the serving staff taking note of the nationality of the guests in question and adjusting the intensity of the spice to match more tender foreign palates. Chili-mad Thais, however, can rest assured that the throat-roasting quality of their food will be to their liking. Khun Sumet emphasizes that Sala Thai specializes in catering to those who truly appreciate authentic
Thai ciusine, cooked in the traditional manner. To encourage guests, there is a membership scheme which offers 10% discount for the whole year and for those wishing to throw birthday parties, a free birthday cake for the group. For those who appreciate Thai cuisine
at its best in incomparable surroundings dining at Sala Thai restaurant and Garden is an experience not to be missed. Sala Thai restaurant The Village Shopping Centre, 383/2 Moo 12, Sukhumvit Road., Pattaya., Tel: 038074-649
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Vol. 9 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2010 Whitehall statistics show the number of foreign born workers soared by 22,000 during the recession while British born employees slumped by 625,000.
Expatriates Coming Home BRITONS with a growing number of disillusioned and hard up expatriates heading home according to figures published. The number of British citizen returning home jumped by 13 per cent to 87,000 in 2009, compared with the previous year figures from the Office for National Statistics, which showed in the same period the number of British citizen leaving the country fell by 12 per cent to 146,000. Tim Finch, head of migration at the Institute of Publica Policy Research said that many of those heading home were likely to be young Britons who had lost their jobs overseas in venues such as Dubai and Spain. A growing number of older expats have also quit the life in the sun, often because of ill health, but also because of the effects of lower interest rates on savings held in the UK and the adverse exchange rates. Figures from the Home Office showed that a record 203,000 migrants became British Citizens last year, more than five times the number in 1997, the year Labour came to power.
Pregnancy rates fell in all other groups between 2007 and 2008 figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal. The sharpest drop was in women under 20 where the proportion fell by 2.8 per cent from 61.7 to 60.0 conceptions per thousand women aged 15 to 19. The next biggest fall was in women aged 20 to 24 where there were 2.5 per cent fewer conceptions. Pregnancies resulting in a birth, was 78 per cent a figure which has remained stable for 20 years.
Adult Obesity Expected to Rise EIGHT out of ten men, and almost seven out of ten women will be overweight by 2020 a recent study published. While data suggests that childhood obesity may be levelling off, adult obesity is expected to rise. The report predicts a higher incidence of diabetes, strokes and heart disease. The study, led by Professor Kim McPerson of the University of Oxford, uses figures from 1993 to 2007 to predict future levels of obesity in England. It says that about 41 per cent of men aged 20 to 65 will be obese by 2020 and 40 per cent will be overweight, 36 per cent of women will be obese and 32 per cent will be overweight.
Recession Depression MONEY worries are causing more than a third of people to endure depressive sleepless nights and arguments with their partners a survey shows. About 37% are worried, with one in five admitting they did not feel in control of their finances. More than 90% of Brits regularly prepare enough food to eat the same meal twice in a week, says a poll by kitchen chain Magnet,’
Cancer Cells Created SCIENTISTS have created prostate cancer in the lab by genetically altering human stem cells, a move expected to boost research efforts to combat the disease, which affects about 35,000 men each year in Britain and causes 10,000 deaths. The work by a US team led by Dr.OweWitte at the University of California a likely to assist in the fine-tuning of new anti-cancer drugs. Cancer cost more than £18 billion a year in England but that could rise to almost £25 billion over the next decade a report claims. The NHS costs amount to more than £5 billion and lost productivity due to illness and premature death from the disease costs the economy around £13 billion the think tank Policy Exchange estimates, despite a fall in cancer deaths the rate is still six per cent higher than the European average.
The end of the Baby Boom FEWER women are getting pregnant for the first time in almost a decade official figure showed last week. The drop marks the end of a 10-year baby boom which saw the population pass 61 million. The only age group still conceiving at the same rate is women over 40 where conceptions remained at 12.6 per 1,000.
British Jobs for British Workers ONE IN five firms is still hiring migrant workers despite the rising number of jobless in Britons. In the public sector some 24 per cent of employers said they were turning to migrant labour, despite Gordon Brown’s promise to deliver British jobs for British workers. The report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said employers were being forced to turn their attention overseas because they could not find the skills they needed in the UK.
PILL BRITAIN THE AVERAGE Adult takes 373 painkillers every year according to the British Medical Association, Britons buy around three billion paracetamol pills each year, around two billion aspirin and 500 million Ibuprofen. Up to eight million take prescription painkillers. Two thirds of women say they take a painkiller on a regular basis, compared with 31 per cent of men. The painkiller industry is worth an estimated £500 million a year,
Naughty Pet Monkey
Think before you speak
How did you beat the Champ?
A guy walks into a bar with his pet monkey. He orders a drink and while he’s drinking it the monkey jumps all around all over the place. The monkey grabs some olives off the bar and eats them, then grabs some sliced limes and eats them, then jumps up on the pool table, grabs the cue ball, sticks it in his mouth and swallows it whole. The bartender screams at the guy, “Did you see what your monkey just did?” The guy says, “No, what?” “He just ate the cue ball off my pool table, whole!”, says the bartender. “Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me,” replied the patron. He eats everything in sight, the little bugger. I’ll pay for the cue ball and stuff.” He finishes his drink, pays his bill, and leaves. Two weeks later he’s in the bar again, and he
has his monkey with him. He orders a drink and the monkey starts running around the bar again. While the man is drinking his drink, the monkey finds a maraschino cherry on the bar. He grabs it, sticks it up his butt, pulls it out, and eats it. The bartender is disgusted. “Did you see what your monkey did now?” he asks. “Now what?” responds the patron. “Well, he stuck a maraschino cherry up his butt, then pulled it out and ate it!” says the barkeep. “Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me,” replied the patron. “He still eats everything in sight, but ever since he ate that damn cue ball he measures everything first!”
There was a boy who worked in the produce section of the market. A man came in and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce, but the man replied that he did not need a whole head, but only a half head. The boy said he would go ask his manager about the matter. The boy walked into the back room and said, “There’s some idiot out there who wants to buy only a half a head of lettuce.” As he was finishing saying this he turned around to find the man standing right behind him, so he added, “and this gentleman wants to buy the other half.” The manager okayed the deal and the man went on his way. Later the manager called on the boy and said, “You almost got yourself in a lot of trouble earlier,
but I must say I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of it. You think on your feet and we like that around here. Where are you from son?” The boy replied, “Minnesota sir.” “Oh really? Why did you leave Minnesota” asked the manager. The boy replied, “They’re all just whores and hockey players up there.” Really replied the manager, “My wife is from Minnesota!!” The boy replied, “No kidding! What team did she play for?”
A kid from a high school wrestling team was about to wrestle the state champ. Now the state champ had a secret move called the “Hungarian Pretzel”, from which no one had escaped. Just prior to the match, the kid’s coach gave him only one piece of advice, “No matter what, don’t let him get you into the Hungarian Pretzel.” Well ten seconds into the match, the state champ had our kid in the Hungarian Pretzel. Our kid’s coach, unable to watch the humiliation, turned around in disgust.
Suddenly the crowd exploded with cheering. By the time the coach turned around, his kid had won. The coach ran out and congratulated his kid, and then asked “How did you win?” The kid said, “Actually, it was quite easy. He got me into the Hungarian Pretzel, I looked up and saw the biggest pair of testicles I had ever seen. I stretched out and bit them.... It’s amazing how much energy you get when you bite your own nuts.”
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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING
The Cliff Condominium
The Cliff Condominium ……..all is rosy down at the Cosy (Beach) The property grapevine has heard loud noises that Alan Bolton Property Consultants, were impressively selling condominium units at Cosy Beach, Pratumnak. Alan Bolton, 25 years in the area and very well known in property circles explained
“We have had huge success in the past few months selling multiple units in The Cliff Condominium at Cosy beach,” confirmed Alan. “The association we enjoy with Nova Groups previous developments in the Pattaya area prompted us to get involved in The Cliff Condominium from the onset.” Alan continued, “Rony Fineman (president of Nova Group) has been residing in Thailand for many years and as a local developer he knows what local buyers are looking for – beautiful apartments built to tiptop standards in a charming and relaxed environment. They are also aware what local agents are looking for to assist in selling the final product – regularly updated brochures, easy payment terms and honest
pricing, unit availability, easily understood and professional plans.” Even in the current political and economic climate with fewer buyers around, the guys at Nova Group have indeed come up with a project to appeal to both the quality minded and the budget conscious. They are constructing a pleasing on
the eye modern 27 storey, 426 room condominium project on 5,912 sqm of prime land in the heart of the popular Cosy beach area where Cliff owners can enjoy spectacular views over Pattaya Bay, Jomtien, the Gulf of Thailand and nearby islands. The Cliff Condominium really is unique as its affordable (54,600 Baht sqm), hi tech, has 6 room sizes available from 37sqm Studio to 102sqm 2 bedroom, All of the units are tastefully designed in tranquil earth pastel shades, and all come with luxury bathrooms and kitchens as standard. They are also fitting safety glass balcony rails, to optimize the spectacular views for their buyers, also to aid with environmental issues they will be recycling the waste water so that it can
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be used to water the garden areas. “These units have got the lot,” concludes Alan. So The Cliff Condominium is the one project chosen by Alan Bolton Property Consultants for the professionalism of the Nova Group Team as well as for the fantastic showrooms and sales tools provided by
the organization. “I would like to recommend The Cliff Condominium to any serious condominium buyer and to the many local agents who are currently sourcing properties for their prospective clients,” states Alan. For those not yet in the know, The Cliff
Condominium is located at Cosy Beach Soi Kasetsin 2, some 200 meters from the beach opposite Peak Condominium and adjacent to The Dynasty Inn Resort. Construction commences July 2010 and the estimated completion date is end 2012. The facilities in this project have certainly set a benchmark for all to follow, features will
include a huge 46m pool with waterfall and a waterslide, underground parking, high speed elevators, a fully equipped gym, a children’s playground, a five star lobby area with 6m ceilings and a gourmet restaurant, not forgetting the re-assurance of 24hr security. The Cliff Condominium has now sold an astonishing
42% in only 3 months such is the location, quality and value. For you to be one of the lucky few to own in this project…. Call Alan Bolton Property Consultants on 038 416728 or visit their modern offices located on the ground floor car park of The Avenues Shopping Mall off Pattaya 2nd Rd South Pattaya.
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Drought Likely To Be The Worst For Several Years Warn Experts With the onset of the hot season, this year lasting from March to May, experts are warning that the drought which has already affected significant parts of the country could be the worst for several years, with temperatures reaching 40-42 degrees Celsius. The drought has already affected agricultural production in the North, the Central Plains and the Northeast, and will soon affect related commerce and the nation’s households. Water conservation measures are being put into effect and a public awareness campaign started. Economic Growth Shows Promise As Long As Political Events Don’t Intervene The economy grew at its fastest rate in 10 years in Q4, driven by exports, whilst GDP increased in the same period, 3.6% up on Q3. Growth in the export-driven economy will be supported by increased government spending, as long as political uncertainty doesn’t derail this positive trend. Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said he was worried that domestic political events would affect market confidence as Red Shirt protesters plan a million-strong rally to unseat the government on March 14. Mekong River Water Levels At A Critical 30-Year Low Water levels in the Mekong River are now at a 30-year low, 35-centimetres deep in some places. Many large boats and ferries have already suspended river services. “Big boats can only sail along the river with a depth of at least 2m, but the Mekong is now running dry,” according to Sanyan Piyanont, a boat operator. 35% of the rain water entering the river comes from Laos, so if Laos is drought-ridden, territories downstream will be affected, particularly Esarn. Consumer Confidence Not Overoptimistic About The Future Despite the improved economic outlook, and a marginal increase in consumer confidence in 2009, Thai consumers remain pessimistic. They feel that the economy is worse than last year and that it is unlikely to improve over the next 12 months. The majority think there will be more job losses in 2010 and are neutral to optimistic about their personal financial well-being, according to Insight Asia’s Consumer Confidence Index. This is in marked contrast to neighbouring countries that are more optimistic overall. The 16th Phuket Bike Week Promises To Be The Best Yet Phuket is gearing up for Bike Week on Patong Beach from April 9-13 with motorcycle enthusiasts coming from worldwide to the festival. The festival will feature a motorcycle exhibition showcasing the latest custom bikes and equipment, a “ride for peace” around the island, a tattoo contest and the Miss Phuket Bike Week beauty pageant. There will also be a daily beach party and rock concert at Patong’s Loma Park and a grand dinner at the Thainaan Restaurant on April 9. Jessica Simpson And Friends Find Inner Peace In Thailand Whilst Shooting Reality Show, American superstar, Jessica Simpson, singer, actress, and television personality, has apparently found inner peace in Thailand while shooting her VH1 reality show, The Price of Beauty, due to premiere March 15. She and a friend set off on a globetrotting road trip in search of what people find beautiful and why”. She meditated with her pals, hairstylist Ken Paves and Cacee Cobb in Thailand with monks. But filming the show has “changed me completely,” confessed Simpson. Samui’s Green Campaign To Promote Its Unspoilt Nature Makes It SE Asia’s Eco-Tourist Hub Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, is being hailed as SE Asia’s eco-tourist hub. Because of its ‘Green Island
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Project’, intended to manage and restore its lost environmental balance, it’s increasingly receiving more visitors than many other beach resorts in the region in the last few years. The goal of this eco-initiative is to restore, rehabilitate, protect and preserve the natural environment of Samui, as well as to protect the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the island inhabitants. Largest Ever Consignment Of Smuggled Ivory Seized At Suvarnabhumi Airport 239 South African elephant tusks, representing two tonnes of ivory, were seized at Suvarnabhumi Airport, recently, valued at Bt117.9 million, effectively Thailand’s largest-ever seizure of ivory. En route to Laos, the shipment was declared to Thai customs as mobile phone parts to take advantage of Thailand’s agreement with Laos not to check cargo in transit, but a tip off led customs officials to a transit cargo warehouse at the airport, where the smuggled ivory was discovered and impounded. Chiang Mai’s Anti-Rubbish Campaign To Set The Example To Be Followed Nationwide The Thai Health Promotion Foundation in collaboration with Jeh United’s ‘Our Better Chiang Mai’ is an awareness campaign aiming to educate the Thai public, especially the younger generation, about waste reduction, exemplifying Chiang Mai as Thailand’s model city. Its goal is to reduce rubbish production by 30% and change the Thai populace’s daily habits to include recycling and filtering waste before releasing it to the canal. The example set by Chiang Mai’ will be implemented nationwide at a later date. The Blooper - Politically Motivated Terror Weapon Makes A Comeback The M-79 grenade launcher, known to Vietnam War-era GIs as the “Blooper,” recently fired on army and government buildings, has signalled the return of the threat of Blooper attacks in Bangkok, which has seen twelve M-79 incidents since 2008. This 28-inch menace has been the terror weapon of choice, targeting symbols of Thai elitism, power or aristocracy, killing one and injuring almost 100. It can obliterate brick walls or crowds, only to conveniently disappear into an assailant’s backpack. A Variety Of Stimuli Offered To Encourage Tourism During Red-Shirt Rally To encourage tourism during the incipient Red-Shirt rally, Thailand is continuing to offer Bt327,494 insurance coverage to any tourists harmed, suffering death, injury or disability in riots and demonstrations. Victims will also receive free medical treatment and a daily Bt327,494 compensation if hospitalized for more than 10 days. Other tourism stimulus measures include a waiver on all visa fees and discounts on airline landing fees. Tourists delayed because of riots or demonstrations will be given Bt3,270 daily. Two Thirds Of Eligible Migrant Workers Meet Registration Deadline 850,000 out of 1.3 million eligible citizens from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos have successfully met the deadline to begin the migrant workers’ registration process or risk deportation, at an individual cost of Bt3,800 to cover registration and medical fees. The complete process is inordinately longwinded, taking two years, eventually entitling the migrants to claim temporary work permits. There are another 1.2 million ineligible, unregistered migrants in Thailand. Migrant workers are a key source of manual labour, employed extensively in the construction, tourism and manufacturing sectors. Chatuchak Market Pet Shops To Be Registered And Show Sales Records Chatuchak Market pet shops have been ordered to become registered and to show records of animals sold. Following an inspection of the Chatuchak Market, free vaccination will be provided to pet shop owners. Vaccination against rabies and other diseases is mandatory, although few realise this. Recently, a Public Health Ministry official who was a pet shop owner died after contracting rabies from her infected Rottweiler. The registration of pet shops in other Bangkok areas will soon be made mandatory. Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Migrant Workers Exposed To Violence And Abuse The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has
declared that migrant workers in Thailand are vulnerable to extortion, arbitrary detention, forced labour and physical abuse, frequently at the hands of officials. “Migrants in Thailand have been subjected to various forms of abuses, ranging from extrajudicial killings, torture to arbitrary arrests and sexual violence,” HRW Thai representative Sunai Phasuk alleged after the release of a report based on 82 interviews with migrants from Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. Thaksin Remains A Source Of Deep Social Division Thaksin Shinawatra’s appeal remains strong in the Red-Shirt heartland of Esarn. “Thaksin was a great social engineer because he helped poor people,” asserted Pichit Peema, a Red-Shirt villager who benefitted from Thaksin’s populist policies. “I think the Red-Shirt movement isn’t about Thaksin alone, it’s for equality in society,” asserted Esarn-born Bangkok motorcycle taxi driver, Samreng Mahakor. However, Thaksin’s critics hold different views, accusing him of corruption, widespread cronyism and grave human rights abuses during his notorious “war on drugs”. Troops Shoot Up Smuggler’s Pick Up Killing Three Burmese And Wounding Five Others Three Burmese illegal immigrants, two men and a woman, were killed and five others injured when 25th Infantry Regiment soldiers shot up a smuggler’s pick-up truck in Ranong Province recently. The truck failed to stop when ordered to do so, so the troops opened fire, shooting out three of its tyres. Supot Mongkoltangsirikul, the truck driver, maintained he had been paid Bt500 per trip to take the workers to Ranong Thani Housing Estate in Ranong. He was charged with smuggling aliens. Japanese Investors Still Regard Thailand Favourably Despite Political Troubles According to a Japan Bank for International Co-operation survey, Japanese investors still regard Thailand favourably, ranked it fourth in Asia after China, India and Vietnam, despite political instability. Positive attractions include developed local infrastructure, followed by the supply of affordable labour, its suitability for exporting to third countries and the current size of its local market. Of concern to Japanese firms about Thailand include intense competition with other companies, rising labour costs and difficulty in finding management-level and engineering staff. Thai Restaurateur Jailed For Setting Up Sham Marriages So Relatives Could Get Green Cards A Thai restaurant owner in Seattle, USA, has been given six months imprisonment for conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and three counts of fraud relating to immigration documents. Apparently, she set up four sham marriages, paying both male and female employees $10,000 to $20,000 per time to marry her relatives, who had been brought over from Thailand so they could get ‘green cards’ and thus stay legally in the US. One of her managers was also charged as an accomplice. Channel 7 ‘Superstar’ Charged With Possession And Consumption Of Yah Ice Kornsake Kronin, aka Andrew, A Channel 7 ‘superstar’, was arrested for possession and consumption of crystal amphetamine – yah ice - recently. Responding to a tipoff regarding a teenage drug party, police raided a room of Palm Sweet Condo in Bang Khen to find Andrew alone. A bag of yah ice was found in the room, which he denied was his and he was only in the room because his was undergoing renovation. However, a positive urine test later proved his guilt. SOS Children’s Villages Celebrates Its 38th Year Of Operation In Thailand The SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest orphan charity, celebrated its 38th year of operation in Thailand this March. To date five children’s villages have been established in Thailand: in Bangkok, Bangpoo, Samutprakarn, Chiang Rai and Phuket. The latter was in memoriam of the victims of the 2004 Tsunami. Mothers and children spend their days engrossed in domestic activities like cooking, dining, and cleaning the house together, and also grow plants and decorate their house garden.
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Has recession really ended?
by Simon Philbrook It depends on your definition. If it’s the return of growth over one quarter, as many economists consider, then Tuesday 26th January marked the official announcement of the end of recession. ONS figures showed that the economy grew 0.1% in the fourth quarter - October to December 2009. This was then revised upwards to 0.3% on 26th February. But there was little celebration given that economists had expected growth of 0.4%. GDP figures are usually tweaked months after the event as a truer picture emerges. So 0.1% growth could easily be revised into a minus figure and therefore mean no end in the recession. The recession was the longest since records began and saw a 6.2% fall in output. The full year of 2009 saw the economy shrink 4.8% - the biggest
calendar-year fall since 1921. We were left behind by France, Germany and most recently the US, with those economies back in growth in the summer. So, if the recession has ended, the big question is what next? MBMG warn the UK could be in for a very tough 2010. Even BoE boss Mervyn King warned in February that the recovery would be slower than he’d expected. One fellow economist believes Britain’s debts are actually worse than those of the crumbling Greek economy. He fears a sterling crisis and we would not argue with that. And it’s State debts that has begun the next stage of the crisis: the prospect of a major economy defaulting on debts. Greece already has a debt crisis looming and Spain and Portugal are close behind. It’s not unimaginable that the UK, with its massive public and private sector debt, could be added to that list. January was notable as being the first on record when the
government had to borrow money (it usually has tax sloshing in). The Government’s borrow-and-spend solution is therefore now being questioned with pressure to switch policy and introduce immediate tax rises. These debt fears are increasing the chances that the recovery might be ‘W-shaped’, as we explained in early May 2009. Reasons for optimism • House prices rose for eight months in 2009. • A weak pound made British products cheaper, helping exporters. • A powerful stock market rally boosted confidence. • Unemployment rises have been smaller than forecast. • The effects of QE take nine months to work. QE began in March 2009. • The Libor rate (a measure of bank trust) has fallen back to pre-crunch levels. • All G7 countries are not out of recession (for now). Reasons for pessimism • Lower than expected GDP in the fourth quarter of 2009.
It’s hot today
by Mr Pobaan
We are very hospitable folk at Khao Talo Towers. Our door is always open to friends who wish to drop in, and places at our table can always be laid to accommodate the appetites of our visitors. That’s easy for me to say, of course, but it’s my perfect wife and life companion, Mrs Pobaan, who does all the magical kitchen work that produces such an abundance of welcoming food. I just open the bottles. Notwithstanding the imbalance in responsibilities, we act as a single, smoothlyoperating team when it comes to matters of entertaining in our home. Our delight at receiving guests is not confined to local residents. The path to our door is long and I often hear myself saying to folks from the old country, ‘You really must come and see us in Pattaya
on your way to Australia/ as part of your South-East Asia tour/ when you’re on your round-the-world trip, etc.’ Invariably, after expressing their gratitude for such a generous offer, our friends ask, ‘What’s the best time of the year to come?’ They always ask that. When should they come? What’s the best time of the year? To us retired folk it doesn’t make much sense. We go to the beach at Jomtien in February as often as we go in August. We drive to Chumphon in January, April or October, depending more on how badly Mrs Pobaan misses her nieces than on what time of year it is. But in Europe, the time of year is important. Our European friends ask the question because they come from what now seems to us an extreme point of latitude.
While Khao Talo Towers is only about 13 degrees north of the equator, most of our old friends come from way up there at around 52 degrees north, which is more than half way to the North Pole. At that lofty latitude, they’re used to things being different at different times of the year. In the winter it can be so cold they have to scrape ice off the car windscreen with a credit card, while in the summer it can be so hot they often consider rolling up their shirtsleeves and occasionally go to bed with the window open. In Europe, they have two sets of clothes that they switch around between their bottom drawer and the back of a chair as the seasons change. Twice a year, they have to adjust the central heating timer. And they reserve certain activities for particular times of the year - fireworks in November,
• Unemployment could hit 4m - worse than the
wealth of nations for a generation.
post-war peak in 1984. • It’s the worse global recession since the 1930s - the UK economy has shrunk 6%. • The recovery may be ‘W-shaped’: the recent improvement may give way to further declines. • The QE impact is unknown. It could stoke inflation, forcing rate rises to control it. • British house prices remain over-valued against average wages despite the crash. • Western governments and consumers have built up colossal debts that could take more than a decade to clear. • Western economies face a demographic timebomb which could erode the
Source: NIESR Obviously all predictions should be taken with a pinch of salt. Correct forecasts get more coverage than failed ones. And even when experts have a good track record and I like to think MBMG come into that category, there’s no guarantee of a repeat. However, legendary investor Warren Buffett revealed he was buying shares in October 2008, at the worst stage of the banking crisis, but in July, he said more stimulus was needed. Professor Nouriel Roubini, a US economist feted for forecasting the credit crunch as early as 2006, remained extremely
tennis in June, port and stilton at Christmas. Because these activities are not universal across the continent, I should also mention donkey throwing, tomato wallowing and sausage fondling, though I have no idea what seasons are reserved for these events. Whatever, there are seasonal past-times in every corner, and doing them at the wrong time of the year just seems plain wrong. Here, we don’t really have seasons, not so you’d notice. The Rough Guide to Thailand, my authoritative source of information on the subject, disagrees. The climate of Thailand, it says, is governed by three seasons: rainy, cool and hot. While they may be right about which Bangkok disco is the one to be seen in this year, I take issue with them on this point. What the Rough Guide calls the cool season is only three degrees cooler than the hot one. That’s not a season. Three degrees is hardly detectable by my thermometer. My temperature rises more than three degrees when I jog round the block,
but I don’t claim that my body has changed seasons. A drop of Three Degrees is a singing trio falling off the stage, not a climatic event. ‘It’s down to 29 degrees today. I think I’ll go indoors to get a cardigan.’ Sorry, but it’s just not going to happen. Because the mercury is so steady here in Pattaya, we are denied a topic of idle chatter to fill that gap between meeting someone and getting stuck into real conversation. I was brought up to remark on the weather – what it was like over the weekend when you had planned a barbeque but had to cook the chops in the kitchen, what it’s like now and what it looks as if it’ll be like tomorrow when you had hoped to go to the coast. If you engaged someone in Pattaya in this kind of mindless twaddle they’d call the medics. ‘It’s hot today,’ is about as far as we ever seem to get along this particular conversational route. It’s much better to talk about food. ‘Have you had your lunch yet? What did you have? How did you cook it? Where did you buy the fish? How much did you pay? What are you having for dinner? What about a little snack in between?’ This is the Thai equivalent of ‘Looks like rain’. And
gloomy about economic prospects in May 2009, expecting American unemployment to rise to 11%...and in August he stepped up warnings of a double-dip. In October 2009, he warned the property market may yet undermine the recovery and warned again on the stock market rally. All that said, it would be unwise to disregard the views of the world’s most successful investors George Soros, who was one of the first to warn of a financial meltdown. He was consistently bearish until May 2009 when he said he expected a recovery followed by ‘stagnation’. So, has the recession really ended? MBMG think not and there is a long and rocky road to navigate before any real growth will be seen. We believe a W-shaped recovery is more likely, or at best a V shape with a substantial flat line. But, we are committed to “protecting and growing our client’s hard earned assets” regardless of the prospects of recovery and we are relishing the challenge. so much more interesting, particularly in October when the chances are that you’ll be caught in a deluge before your friend has a chance to reply, ‘No, I think that cloud’s blowing across to the west.’ Maybe it’s not just temperature. Perhaps we should also consider rainfall. It certainly does seem to rain more in the rainy season, confirming the genius of the person that first dreamed up the name. In December we get an average of 10mm – really no more than damp – while with more than 300mm in a normal October we’re lucky if we’re not drowned in a rainstorm. OK, I accept that that is quite a big difference and that we do have seasons. Therefore I take back everything I just wrote about cardigans. Wrap up warm tonight, there could be a chill coming. Kuhn Pobaan’s by-the-way Do tomatoes taste better sliced rather than quartered? Are crisps more toothsome from a bowl than from the packet? Which tastes better, the first slug from a bottle of beer, or the last swill? And is there anything else which has no right to taste different just because of the way we eat it, but still does? Email your unlikely experiences to kuhn. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: email@example.com Quick Tip To prevent soap residue from building up in your dishwasher or clothes washer, periodically pour a cup of vinegar into the empty appliance and let it run through a normal cycle. Nut Case I’ve just returned from the States with several pounds each of assorted nuts, most of which are unavailable or very expensive here. But it occurs to me that they might spoil before my family gets around to using them all. What would be the best way to store them? Kimberly Nuts that you will not eat within the next month or so should be stored in the freezer, Kimberly. Do not keep them out in snack bowls or clear glass jars because exposing them to light, heat and moisture will ensure rapid spoilage. Freeze chopped, ground, whole, roasted or spiced nuts in the shell or in an unopened can. If any are salted or spiced, they will be fine in the freezer for about six months; plain
nuts will keep for up to a year. Do not roast nuts until you are ready to use them as that will reduce their freezer life. Paint Plaint I think because I used cheap paint on our house that it caused mildew on the walls, which now are discolored in many places after six months. Can you tell me how to get rid of it? Anton First of all, Anton, mildew is not caused by paint. It’s a fungus that grows on many surfaces including paint. Mildew discoloration is prevalent here because it thrives in warm, moist climates— though it can occur in other climates as well. In essence, mold and mildew spores are microscopic particles that can remain dormant on a surface until conditions are favorable for growth. Mildew usually looks similar to dirt accumulation, appearing as dark spots--usually black or gray in color, but can also be dull red or yellow. To determine if your discolored areas really are mildew, drop a
small amount of bleach on the surface. If mildew is present, bleach will destroy it and lighten the spots. If the discoloration is simply dirt, bleach will have no effect. To get rid of mildew, put on a pair of rubber gloves and scrub the areas with household bleach solution (one part bleach to three parts water), then rinse thoroughly. If you need to repaint, make sure all mildew is removed first and the walls are dry. Painting over mildew guarantees its return. Note also that latex paint is less likely to grow mildew than oil-based paints. Ticked Off Dear Andy, a while ago you advised a reader that ticks could be removed from pets by dabbing the pests with liquid soap on a cotton pad. That works most of the time on my dog, so thank you. I find it a lot easier than trying to pry them off with tweezers. But, I must ask, how do I remove ticks from inside my dog’s ears? Jenna Sorry to say, Jenna, that
tweezers are your best bet if the tick is readily accessible. However, if the tick is difficult to reach with tweezers, you can try using Krazy Glue, SuperGlue, or any similar instant adhesive. Just put a small dab at the end of a broom straw or similar twig-like item and carefully touch it to the tick for a few seconds. When you remove the straw, the critter should be attached. Door Jam Hello Andy. A few weeks ago you were very kind to help me with my pool problem. Now can you steer me in the right direction for the following? I am looking for a company in Pattaya that manufactures or sells the standard steel, roll-up security doors. I see them on storefronts all over Pattaya, but I have spent over an hour on Google to no avail. I am involved in a project that may require 10-14 such enclosures. (Pattaya needs a GOOD yellow Pages!) Nick Ferren Glad to have been of some help earlier, Nick. As to the steel roll-up doors, I don’t know of any local manufacturers. So I checked with some retail stores that have that type of enclosure, and they all assured me that you would have no problem finding what you need if you do
a physical search rather than an Internet search. In South Pattaya, retailers suggested that many steel door dealers could be found up and down Sukhumvit Highway; stores I checked with in North Pattaya pointed me to dealers on Naklua Road. So depending on which area is more convenient for you, why not give that a shot? At worst, I would think that any shop in those two areas could provide you with more specific locations. Pane Relief A small window pane at the rear of my house is cracked, Andy. Never having had the problem before, I want to know if I can replace it myself or if I must hire a handyman or someone to do it for me. Thank you for any advice. June You can do it yourself, June, but you must be cautious when removing the cracked glass, and be careful when installing the new pane. The first step is to measure the glass TWICE. Exact size is important; the new pane should be just a fraction of a centimeter smaller than the inside of the window frame. Besides the new glass you will need putty, a putty knife, a glazing tool, glazier’s points, and work gloves. Wearing the gloves, remove the
broken glass one piece at a time; if the pane is still in one piece, remove the putty first. Once the glass is out, use a putty knife to remove all traces of putty, a little at a time, careful not to damage the frame. Also remove all the glazier’s points (those little metal triangles in the frame, under the putty). Smooth out any rough spots on the frame. Now apply a thin layer of fresh putty completely around the frame where the new glass will be set. Insert the new pane into the frame carefully and, holding it down firmly, insert a glazier’s point on each side to secure the glass. Then insert additional glazier’s points flat against the glass about every 10 cms completely around the frame. Drive each into the wood using only a light tap with the glazing tool. Now knead the putty until it is completely pliable and free of lumps. Then roll it into pencil-size strips and apply the strips completely around the glass beginning in a corner of the window frame. The putty must hold the glass firmly in place and cover the glazier’s points. Follow up by smoothing it out with a putty knife or glazer. Finally, scrape the puttied area to remove any excess putty on the glass and frame.
A Cautious Optimism for the Pattaya Property Market
The purveyors of the Pattaya Property Market are no doubt waiting with baited breath, in common with the rest of the country and, indeed the interested world, about the outcome of what many see as the Red Menace. The effect on the whole Thai Property Market in terms of radically reduced tourist buyers because of the UDD Red Shirt demonstrations is not currently optimistic, with 27 countries having issued travel warnings to their citizens coming to Thailand and the inevitable short to medium term reduction in buyers, though as Raimon Land’s CEO Hubert Viriot asserts
“Pattaya’s real estate market (still) has huge potential.” Thankfully, one may add! The tone of the Pattaya Property Market has recently reflected the lack of cash flow with the lower end and middle section taking marked precedence over the high end, which is frankly struggling, apart from Northpoint, Ocean Porfofino and the Cove. That having been said, significant Pattaya properties like the Sanctuary, Cove, Ananya and Horseshoe Point (all Thai developments) are still gaining acclaim, winning high praise in the Thailand Property Awards. Payment plans and
developer financing up to 50 per cent are very popular current incentives. Thai developers, like Ratarnakorn, SP Homes, Lenki, Apus, and now Modus are taking a significant piece of the property pie. Tim Gladwin of Sallmanns maintains “the downturn has encouraged more Thai developers to seek assistance from real estate agents with links into the foreign market.” Some Thai developers, like Ratarnakorn, Etch of the Cove, AD Houses and Pattaya City Resort, are emulating the Western real estate agents’ gambit of employing Russian speakers to attract CIS customers, and
have begun to employ English-speaking foreigners to interface with Westerners. Pattaya’s big three foreign developers, Heights Holdings, the Nova Group and Iguana, are currently doing well their part of the market, the low and middle end. To quote KCR’s Paul Davies, they provide “High quality, good locations, exceptional value for money, discounts and interestfree mortgages within the Thai quota. The condos come fully fitted out, most furnished, air conditioned, excellent security and in-house facilities”. Heights Holdings developments include Laguna Heights,
Park Royal 1-5, Club Royal and 28-storey W Tower, the latter due to recommence in the Autumn, with 3840m2studios, 55-70m2 duplexes and huge penthouses, priced from Bt38,000-130,000 psm. The Nova Group’s The Cliff is also proving significantly popular. Cynics can take a back seat, at least as far as some of the previously stalled developments are concerned, particularly The Beaches, which has now broken ground and we may actually see a Water Theme Park materialize, which will give a major boost to the Pattaya tourist trade. The Beaches at Bang Saray Bay will be,
when finished, a major destination resort and spa development, combining the beach cultures of the Mediterranean, South and North America and Thailand in a 30-acre waterscape, “Cyber Beach City”. So let’s look on the positive side and rely on those buyers who know ‘Plus ca change ....’, as the French say, that is, the more things change, the more they stay the same and there is always hope. After all, with the recent announcement that the high speed BangkokRayong rail link via Pattaya may well go ahead, that’s certainly going to encourage the Pattaya Property Market. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Vol. 9 No. 13 16 - 31 March 2010
Three Sisters Golf Golf from The Bunker by Mick
by Mick Only sixteen players challenged the potential rain that never came..well it did spit just a bit. The clouds and cool breeze made for a really delightful 18 holes at the Pattaya Country Club this 10th of March. Someone may have left the sprinklers on all night as the fairways were a bit soaked in places, but otherwise the course was just fine. Bunkers were a bit hard. Back at Caddy Shack II just down Old Siam Road the usual snacks were on hand as well as spicy and cheesy-dogs provided by Herbie. The cards were checked and the game, or lack thereof, discussed. Coming out on top once again was Poottida
Green Valley Neil Griffin won on 5th February at Rayong Country Club and he’s left it a month to the day to win again, taking the B Flight with 37 Stableford points beating Kenny Chung on a count back, Don McPherson took third place a single point behind. Tony Robbins won the A Flight after his return
Bevis, Mashi, Reg Smart and William Macey.
Bang Pra There was a packed golf course when we arrived at Bang Pra for a Medal round today which resulted in having to tee off on the 10th and having to endure another painfully slow round of golf! It didn’t bother Paul Smith though, he had a level par round which was enough to
from the Phillipines – it seems these breaks away do him good as he tends to have a good round when he gets back! Mashi was runner up and Gerry Cooney came in third. Results: A Flight: 1st Tony Robbins (hcp 15) 38 points 2nd Mashi Kaneta (hcp 11) 36 points 3rd Gerry Cooney (hcp 13) 35 points B Flight: 1st Neil Griffin (hcp 28) 37 points 2nd Kenny Chung (hcp 26) 37 points 3rd Don McPherson (hcp 21) 36 points Near pin winners – Peter
win the A Flight. PJ, who found himself in the A Flight, as the cut was handicap 19, took the runner up spot beating Mashi on a count back. After a break down in Phuket Reg Smart was glad to be back, Reg won the B Flight beating Tom Jones on a count back and Graeme Preston got in the frame for a change claiming third place a shot behind. Results: A Flight: 1st Paul Smith (hcp 3) nett 72 2nd PJ Redmond (hcp 19) nett 75 3rd Mashi Kaneta (hcp 11) nett 75 B Flight: 1st Reg Smart (hcp 25) nett 75
Rayong CC On a busy holiday which the course must have overbooked the golf so slow it was painful, but was Sunny Khanna made a happy return to Thailand, gradually getting into the swing of things and taking the honours in the A Flight. Playing Stableford Tony Robbins came runner up a couple of points behind with Gary Warburton edging out John Hughes on a count back to claim third place. In the B Flight lady golfer Jackie McPherson had the best round of the day and won the B Flight for the first time, winning with a fabulous 41 points. Darren Bennett playing his first game with The Bunker Boy’s came second ahead of Jack Robinson in third. Results: A Flight: 1st Sunny Khanna (hcp 12) 40 points 2nd Tony Robbins (hcp 15) 38 points 3rd Gary Warburton (hcp 15) 37 points B Flight: 1st Jackie McPherson (hcp 19) 41 points 2nd Darren Bennett (hcp 22) 37 points 3rd Jack Robertson (hcp 23) 36 points. Near Pin Winners – William Macey, Sunny Khanna and Gerry Cooney took the other two.
‘Lucky Draw Part 1’ then it was onto the technical prizes. To save time here I will list them at the end. Then it was into the winners and on this night there were seven Team Prizes as this was a ‘Two Person Team Scramble’, I say person because of course the Ladies were in the prizes and in fact the team in seventh consisted of Mod Churaiska and Amphun North with a fine net 68 on countback from Dave Dolle and Don Carmody. In sixth was the team of Simon Dutton and Phil Cawse with a net 67.2, of course they did win vouchers for Shenanigans. In fifth was the team of Morten Moores and Phil Battah with a net 66.8 and it
continued to be tight. In fourth was the team of Bengt Borg and Roger Stromberg with a net 66.6 losing third place on Countback to Eddie Bielby and Peter Lenoury. So to the runners up, and with a net 65.8, a very fine score, second was the experienced team of Paul Smith and Colin Greig. Now to the winners and with a super score of Net 64.6 the Charity Classic winners and Champions were Harvey Samuel and Mike Murphy. Well done indeed and to top the night Mike, who was on holiday, returned his Golf Bag prize to be used towards increasing the Charity total. A fine gesture. Presentations over, Mike
did the second part of the Lucky draw, then all were able to sit around the pool and pass the night enjoying the ‘Happy Night Prices’. A fine day and only good can come of it. T.T.F.N. Long Drives Morten Moores Geoff King Rick Bevington Paul Kraft Mod Churaiska Near Pins Andy Dyson Larry Bland Peter Lenoren Gorden Melia Elias Magnusson Mike Pledger Bengt Borg
Poottida Murphy on the left with Bob Benda on the right
Murphy with a handicap of 25 she roared in with 38 points. Just one point behind Poottida was Bob Benda with a respectable 37. Right behind Bob were Piranan Phanchai and Dale Murphy, both carding a 36. It’s hard to see the great ones fall but one
gentleman, who only weeks ago carded a 41, came in today with a 19. Could it be because he could not see well until the 8th hole? A good time was had by all. Come on out, beat the heat and join us at our early tee off at 6:30 am.”
Pattaya Sports Club Charity
by Derek Brook
This is a Competition that is different from all others in the PSC Calendar and as such I will treat the report in that manner. While the results are of course important, of much more importance is the concept of the day, as it is now and as it has always been, that is to raise money for Charity. This is totally a Golf Chairman Section initiative and as such the Golf Section arrange to ensure a fine day is ended with a substantial amount going to Charity. This year the intended Main Charity was to be The Blind School, with The CPDC also coming in for a share.
In advance, the Golf Chairman, William Macey, and his team were beavering away, twisting arms and doing all they could to make the day profitable. It is only right here at the beginning, before we get into the result part, to thank all those who gave generously of their time and from their pockets. This of course also included all the players who were told that some of their fee would go to a good cause. However the under mentioned must be individually thanked. Major Sponsors, Sea Drill, Jackalope, PSC and also PSC
Golf. Into a Major Sponsor I must also thank, and make, Sinto who provided a large number of shirts free. Also supporting the cause were T.Q.,Jesters, Y.W.C.A., Trattatoria, Shenanigans, Jameson’s, Diana Group 1982, Smiles Property ( Elephant), and Condoman. Here I must also thank Green Valley for their help without which the day would have been more difficult. At the end of the day it is estimated that over 400,000 Baht will go to the Charities named and also a few minor sums to other worthy causes. A fine effort from the Golf Section and their team. Very well done. Onto the golf, and the Course was to be Green Valley, the format a 2 Man Scramble and the start a shotgun for the 120 or so players. I say the start because before we got to that Max and Matt, the terrible twosome, had been beavering away for days sorting out the teams, the system and Uncle Tom Cobley and all. This is a really major task and all who saw them in the Golf Office for days and at the booking in realise the work that goes into it. Even giving everyone a shirt and keeping track is a big job, so well done to Max and his team. The Course on the day was in fine condition but a strong wind made the golf difficult. The Tees were generally well back so this made the Course play difficult, but the fairways were well grassed and the greens fast and tricky. With
Tony Robbins - winner at Green Valley
this number of players the speed of play was a bit on the slow side but at about 5 1/2 hours not unexpected. Most holes had something to go for so you had to be awake to a chance of a special prize. Round over it was back to a packed changing room, this was a shotgun start, however this Clubhouse is well endowed with showers and it was soon out into the Restaurant area where Max and his team were slaving away sorting out the results. Then back to Pattaya to prepare for the evening. The presentation and the buffet were at the Diana Resort where all could relax around the pool while they enjoyed the fine buffet. On this night the Diana Resort delighted the persons present with having what can only be called ‘A Happy Night’ on the drinks. Much appreciated in this cash strapped World. Then the presentations began. Our Emcee, the one and only Mike Gerrard, started the night off by having an early
2nd Tom Jones (hcp 23) nett 75 3rd Graeme Preston (hcp 25) nett 76 Near Pin Winners – Jackie McPherson, Peter Habgood, Sunny Khanna and Paul Smith.
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Golf from the Travellers Rest
by Barry Hooper
Same Old Problems I am seriously wondering if I can ever write a report these days on the weekly activities of the TRGG without having to have a moan or groan about one course or the other. This week is no different yet another course “Crystal Bay” who just cannot seem to get it right.You advance book your players. You confirm it a few days before you go and are advised that everything is in order and that they look forward to seeing you. Then the day before you are going to set off they ring to tell you that they are upping the price because it is a Thai Bank Holiday. They must have known that when they took the booking. They must have known that when you confirmed the booking. The result was cancellation of the whole booking (some forty plus players) and arrange to go to another course “Eastern Star” one that has some honour. I do hope that “Crystal Bay” was found empty it would serve them right. I have also heard this week of a whisper that all the Eastern Seaboard courses are proposing a general price hike. I do hope that the main organising groups get there heads together over this and
have serious talks with the managements. What with bad exchange rates etc. these days budget golf is getting hard to find. Well down to reporting this weeks play. First outing was to “Eastern Star” on the 1st March holiday Monday at a reasonable cost after cancelling our original booking at Crystal Bay (price hiking). Another good turnout and I was personally able to play because my school was on holiday. Great weather and a great course but the greens were a little unpredictable. Two divisions. The second went to Brendan Bird with thirty-seven. Second was John McCall at thirty-four and your truly third at thirtythree and my best score ever at this course. The first division was also won with a thirty-seven this time from Mike McPhee. Second was Bill Shepley with thirty-four and the boss himself Fergus third with thirty-three after beating Martin Cooper on count-back. Five two’s at the third Tristan Gilbert, Paul Sheffield and Bill Shepley, Brendan Moore at the sixth and Tristan Gilbert again at the thirteenth. Tuesday the second was a trip to Greenwood A and C As is normal at the moment great numbers and two very full divisions.
Second Division was a win from Neil Allison with thirtyfive (I squeezed him in to my picture on Saturday after he told me that he never seem to play weekends so misses out on my pics) Second was Andy Redmond winning the count-back over John Merritt both with thirty-three. The First Division was a win for Barry Welling with thirtyfour. Tristan Gilbert was second with thirty-three also after a count-back over David
at forty. Third went to Greg Mason at thirty-four Division Two was a win for Ben Nelson at thirtyfive and only one back was Tristan Gilbert with thirtyfive for second. Third was Adam Farrell at thirty-four. Division One was a thirtysix point win for Steve Carleton and just one back was Tewin Lamthong for second at thirty-five. Thirtythree was enough to take third after winning a count-
This weeks Saturday Winners Michael Moreton, Brendan Moore, Neil Allison (Tuesday Div 2 winner) Bill Shepley, Michael Prideaux, John Baxter and Alan Thomas. Jeffrey. back for Adi Mayer. Just two two’s David Four Twos. Neil Bramley Jeffrey and Neil Allison. and Roger Wilkinson at the Thursday and our usual seventh. Ted Senior at the Thursday outing to Phoenix fourteenth and John Merritt this time Lakes and Ocean. at the sixteenth. A very big entry and three Saturday the sixth and off we divisions. went to our alternative weekend Division Three went to venue of Eastern Star. Paula Byrne with forty-one Entry numbers great and that will lower her handicap three divisions for sure. Division Three was a win Second was Robert Wood for John Baxter with thirty-
Mickey Mouse Friday Night Dart League Results Table Well, what can one say? Lucky Time Bar move down from 3rd to 4th after getting a lesson in how to play darts from the sunshine boys, 3 stars lance kept his cool after the barracking from the man at C & A, Eddie not so collateral damage and little brummy bazza who all were having a pop! Som na Nah! With 10 a side it was looking in the favour of the rising sun, even though Captain Baz, brought in a few ringers to try and put pressure on us, but it failed. The boy’s from Soi Yomato were at their best and focused! Melly we are coming 4 u!!!! Talking about Mel, yates v Mee Chew and rock steady Eddie was on form as he showed Neil that he was not to be messed with! Eddie was 160 behind and got a high score then checked on double 17, Darts Eddie! That didn’t worry Melly’s crew and sadly Yates walked all the way home with no free beer! The Bunker boy’s showed the OK Corral why they are still the top dogs and took the game and beer, Captain 3 stars Mick managed to check the beer as all the 14’s Stan wasn’t into it, and a little bird tells me that supersTAr beat Jim the Sheriff, but she didn’t beat his deputy! (sorry had to do it) The London boys moved up one place after the Bunker boys beat the OK possy, Ernie and crew made Bob buy them around of drinks for the previlege. O’Leary’s and Cheers are battling for 5th place at the moment as Cheer’s won the game nice darts honey, but O’Learys won the beer, Graham’s little harem like their free drinks don’t they. By the way there is a party at O’leary’s Sunday night and we are all welcomed...Let’s play Darts www.pattayadarts.com
six. One back was Michael Moreton at thirty-five and five back on that was Robert Wood with his thirty. You should have seen the surprise on his face when he was advised of his third place win. Priceless. Division Two had Brendan Moore at the top of the list with his thirty-five. Second Michael Prideaux at thirtytwo. Rod Cresswell who has just come back to join us was third with his thirty-one. Division One and Bill Shepley was top dog with thirty-nine and a full three back at thirty-six for second was Alan Thomas. Mod Chaviraksa took third spot with her thirty-five. Four Two’s at the third Barry Welling. At the sixth Paul Howes and at the seventeenth Ian Dalls and Andy Redmond If you want any further information about the golf outings played by the TRGG please contact Fergus Brennan on 0860567019 or call in to the Travellers Rest in Soi LK Metro. Detailed Results for the week – Monday 1st March at Eastern Star Division 1 Mike McPhee 37 hc 07 Bill Shepley 34 hc 03 Fergus Brennan 33 hc 10 Martin Cooper 33 hc 02 Division 2
Brendan Bird 37 hc 17 John McCall 34 hc 14 Barry Hooper 33 hc 30 Derek Lucas 31 hc 18 Tuesday 2nd March at Greenwood A&C Division 1 Barry Welling 34 hc 05 Tristan Gilbert 33 hc 12 c/b David Jeffrey 33 hc 09 c/b Tewin Lamthong 32 hc 09 Division 2 Neil Allison 35 hc 18 Andy Redmond 33 hc 14 c/b John Merritt 33 hc 13 c/b Don Bradley 32 hc 32 Thursday 4th March at Phoenix – Lakes and Ocean Division 1 Steve Carleton 36 hc 08 Tewin Lamthong 35 hc 09 Adi Mayer 33 hc 06 c/b Mike McPhee 33 hc 07 c/b Division 2 Ben Nelson 35 hc 14 c/b Tristan Gilbert 35 hc 12 c/b Adam Farrell 34 hc 13 Division 3 Paula Byrne 41 hc 22 Robert Wood 40 hc 16 Greg Mason 34 hc 18 Saturday 6th March at Eastern Star Division 1 Bill Shepley 39 hc 04 Alan Thomas 36 hc 08 Mod Chaviraksa 35 hc 11 Division 2 Brendan Moore 35 hc 12 Michael Prideaux 32 hc 12 Rod Crosswell 31 hc 14 Division 3 John Baxter 36 hc 15 Michael Moreton 35 hc 25 Robert Wood 30 hc 15
Golf with the phoenix Tuesday Group by Mike Gerrard IT’S THE BYRNES BONANZA SHOW AGAIN. I will not dwell on this weeks report too much. I am getting fed up of printing the name HUGH BYRNE. When he returned from the good auld country some 6 weeks ago he was a bit rusty, but all the old polish is shining through now. The worst part is he seems to save it for the monthly special award (Voucher donated by TRATTORIA ITALIANA). Poor Giorgio will be sick of giving him free food???? Incidentally on that subject we think GIORGIO may soon be ready to try his swing out and play golf again. We sincerely hope so. He has been sadly missed for the last 3 months or so. So it was the big fella himself HUGH BYRNE with 38 points winning and poor JOHN BARTLEY had to disguise his big grin (thinking that he had won with 38 points) losing on countback. Closely following in 3rd place with 37 points was myself, MIKE GERRARD.
The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments Near pins went to: We still need more players PATRICK BROWNE, to sign up in a two ball MIKE GERRARD, HUGH scramble. Ladies and men in BYRNE and newcomer JON any combination. 600 baht HAUGEN entrance plus the usual green Lucky draws went to, KEN fees and caddy fees on the AKESTER, COLIN GREGG day. 20 tee times have been and LOUIS. booked with about half filled So we toasted a few of our at the moment. WE NEED players a BON VOYAGE MORE BENEVOLENT who were going back to people to join the day. dear old Blighty to get back PLEASE, PLEASE HELP to bolstering our pensions US TO RAISE ENOUGH up. COLIN and RODNEY MONEY TO PROVIDE GREGG, LOUIS and NEW DRINKING WATER STEFAN. FACILITIES AT THE BAN Very serious note now is JING JAI ORPHANAGE. the CHARITY BASH at the CALL 087 091 7565 end of the month.30th March GAWD BLESS YOU 2010. SURS.
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Golf from the Café Kronborg
by Peter Blackburn
Royal Lakeside It’s apparent that some of our golfing friends have headed back to Europe and other parts of the planet as our numbers are beginning to decline somewhat but we still had a good turnout of 34 who met at Café Kronborg,
excellent condition and all in all scoring was reasonably easy, particularly in A Flight. No delays at all except for three stops for drinks saw us complete our round in the very good time of four hours and ten minutes. Reduced numbers meant just 2 Flights with five placegetters in each. A Flight
Dave Richardson, Carole Kubicki & Ted Morris
including newcomer Hakan Nilsson from Sweden and the returning Ronnie Ratti on R & R from Korea. Although Royal Lakeside is a 70 minute drive from Pattaya we knew that it was well worth the extra time to play this ever superb course and as usual we weren’t disappointed. Arriving just before 0930 we were invited to the first tee at our leisure and although were unable to utilize two tees our first group hit off five minutes ahead of schedule at 0955. It was hot of course but the stiff breeze, although affecting some shots helped to cool things down somewhat on this beautifully prepared golf course. The greens were in
for handicaps 0 to 18 and B Flight for 19 and over. There were of course rewards for nearest the pins on the par threes and longest first putts on the last green of each nine. Veteran Ted Morriss had an absolute day out and his 43 points was easily enough to win A Flight with another fine score of 40 points from Richard Kubicki only enough to gain him second place. Paul Avery finished third with Niels Hanson in fourth place. A count back saw another veteran Don Richardson edge out Mike “Hunter” Gosden for fifth. Replicating her husband Richard’s score of 40 points Carole Kubicki won
the B Flight with Alan Ewing second and Leif Kirkgaard third. Ulla Ravn finished fourth just ahead of Jan Lovgreen in fifth place. The “Compass Award” was won by Graham Buckingham. Results for Royal Lakeside: A Flight 1st – Ted Morris (9) – 43 points 2nd – Richard Kubicki (12) – 40 points 3rd – Paul Avery (11) – 39 points 4th – Niels Hanson (15) – 36 points 5th – Don Richardson (10) – 35 points B Flight 1st – Carole Kubicki (28) – 40 points 2nd – Alan Ewing (23) – 37points 3rd – Leif Kirkgaard (20) – 36 points 4th – Ulla Ravn (38) – 33 points 5th – Jan Lovgreen (21) – 32 points NTP’s 3rd – Richard Kubicki 6th – Don Richardson 12th – Gerard Pierson 15th – Paul Avery Long Putts 9th – Walter Schober 18th – Don Richardson Pleasant Valley Due to an injured thumb The Admiral was unable to take his place in the field so we were left with 34 golfers ready to take on the somewhat challenging and ever improving Pleasant Valley. We should have had a field of 35 but our dear friend
Wednesday Quiz League
Kevin Dinan had a brain freeze and drove out to Rayong Country Club instead. Leaving myself to “steer the ship” we departed Café Kronborg right on time at 0815 and arrived at the course 50 minutes later. It was good to see the colourful Mr Walter Baechli back with us after his month or so of serious cycling and John Swanson and Jerry Garcia were also welcomed back into the fold. The Admiral’s absence meant we were a threesome in the first group and we teed off 25 minutes ahead of schedule at 0935 in perfect conditions, not too hot but with a fairly stiff breeze. The course was as usual looking a treat and the greens were excellent but I am compelled to make some negative comments regarding the caddies at this course. At least half of the field made comment afterwards that their caddies were nowhere near up to the standard that is expected. At least one of them had never even walked this or any other golf course previously so obviously did
around the course in three hours & forty-five minutes which included just one stop for drinks as the weather was perfect as previously mentioned. The group following us was a whopping one hour and ten minutes behind us at the finish. It was a fairly eventful day all round what with Kevin’s mix up, Mick O’Connor putting his scorecard in the caddy evaluation box and our French friends in the last group leaving the nearest the pin marker on the 13th green. Many thanks to the course Starter who kindly drove out and retrieved it for us. We decided to have just two flights with each going down to fifth place, A Flight for 0 to 17 and B Flight for handicaps 18 and over. Of course nearest the
Gerard Pierson, Blacky & Andre Van Dyk
not have a clue and some others were merely there for the purpose of pulling the bags. I understand that they have to start somewhere but surely the course management can do what other courses do and have a proper training programme for new caddies. Our threesome “scorched”
pin rewards on the four par threes and longest first putts on the ninth & eighteenth greens. A Flight was well won by Frenchman Gerard Pierson with Peter Bye one point behind in second place. A count back saw myself finishing third from veteran
Don Richardson in fourth place. The consistent Richard Kubicki ended up fifth. Aussie Andre Van Dyk did it again by winning the B Flight from the in form other half of the Kubicki golfing machine, Carole. A count back saw Kris Helgasson finish third with John Vegeberg in fourth spot. A count back saw another Frenchman, Joseph Bensoussan finish fifth with Graham Buckingham just missing out. The “Compass Hat” was presented by Stu Rifkin to Paul Avery who lost on a count back to Stu. Good luck to Paul as he is returning to Oz this weekend. Results for Pleasant Valley: A Flight 1st – Gerard Pierson (6) – 37 points 2nd – Peter Bye (12) – 36 points 3rd – Peter Blackburn (14) – 35 points 4th – Don Richardson (10) – 35 points 5th – Richard Kubicki (11) – 34 points B Flight 1st – Andre Van Dyk (19) – 39 points 2nd – Carole Kubicki (27) – 37 points 3rd – Kris Helgasson (19) – 34 points 4th – John Vegeberg (21) – 34 points 5th – Joseph Bensoussan (19) – 33 points NTP’s 5th – Stu Rifkin 8th – Peter Blackburn 13th – Niels Hansen 17th – Patrice Bardy Long Putts 9th – John Swanson 18th – Kris Helgasson
Golf from Tropical Bert’s by Derek Brook
R2Q4 Q: Which country derived its name from “Mount Charles”, in compliment to the then reigning Prince Charles II? A: Monte Carlo. Several teams pointed out that Monte Carlo is not a country; Monaco is. This is quite true - from Wikipedia: Monte Carlo [...] is one of Monaco’s administrative areas. As this confused many teams, I will have to void the question. Two points deducted from The Londoner, Cheers, Palmers and The Bunker. R2Q5 Q: The following attractions and memorials are located in which English port city: Mayflower Memorial; Mayflower Park; and Mayflower Theatre? A: Southampton. Bowling Green appealed for Plymouth. Wikipedia confirms that all three are in Southampton. Appeal denied. The Queen Victoria asked how the positions of the teams are calculated if the points are tied. If the points are tied, the number of wins is taken into account. If the number of wins are equal, then the points difference is looked at. If still tied, then the teams are ranked in alphabetical order. This may change next season, and total points scored (instead of points difference) may be used. Hope this helps. “Next week’s matches March 24th: Bowling Green vs. W. Tankie, Palmers vs. Nervous Wreck, Queen Victoria vs. Stag’s Head ‘A’, Rising Sun vs. Cheers, Shagwell vs. Bunker, Stag’s Head ‘B’ vs. Londoner.”
Treasure Hill Stableford Here we go up the 331 to what has become a regular monthly stop on our Friday golf circuit. With the weather warming up and the tourists heading home, the numbers are going down, but that’s not all bad. Certainly makes the job the organizers do a lot easier. On arrival, once again, the parking lot was virtually empty and with a couple groups of visitors booked in ahead of us, our groups were off the first right on time. The course, once again, proved to be in great shape, with the greens crew on the
course cutting and placing some tricky pin placements. Heard a couple comments of buried balls in the green side bunkers but other than that the course received high marks for presentation. Play moved along at a reasonable pace and all were having a drink in the clubhouse after a four and a quarter hour round, while the scorecards were collected and tallied. Back at Bert’s ‘Burgers and Chips’ washed down with a cool brew was the order of the day. There were a couple good scores for the day with a count back required to separate 1st and 2nd as two golfers managed to beat their handicaps on the day, plus
someone finally managed to get get a near pin on the long, par 3 second hole. So with a big ‘Thank You” to Bert’s staff and congratulations to the winners the results as noted below were announced. All are welcome to join us for friendly, but competitivee golf outings. Come on down and put your name on the sign-up list. RESULTS 1st: Dick Warberg (17) 38pts, on count-back over, 2nd: Ed Butcher (16) 38pts, 3rd: Derek Brook (14) 34pts Near Pins: Dick Warberg, Bob Benda, Stu Hibberd, Geoff Bracegirdle
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Three Years Strong: On Sunday night 21 March the Sweethearts go-go on Walking Street will be having a party to celebrate its third anniversary of successful operations. Happy hour in the den runs from 8:00 until 10:00pm every night with most thirst quenchers retailing at just 50 baht. Bar fines are still only 500 baht and management claim to have around 55 dancing damsels on their books. What that really means is that on any given night around 30 or so will actually turn up for work. Given that Sweethearts is a narrow, old-style go-go, 30 is a pretty acceptable number. While Sweethearts is not noted for anything remotely risque, compared to many of its rivals, it does have a reputation as a friendly joint, which probably goes a long way to understanding why it has survived three of the toughest years in Fun Town’s recent history. Maybe it’s because I’m a foreigner: If anyone wants to get a sense of what the average shophouse beer boozer was like in the early days of nightlife in Fun Town, Soi Post Office has plenty of examples. Among the oldest is The Londoner, situated right next door to the Hot and Cold go-go. On Saturday 27 March a party will be held in The Londoner to celebrate Ernie’s fiftysomething birthday and the fact Adrian is leaving (to where is not specified). A free buffet will be on offer, presumably from the early evening, but the price will be paid because there will be karaoke. A couple of the ladies who work in The Londoner possess the kind
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of lungs to give ‘voice’ to the most mundane of karaoke tunes. Old but still popular: Perfectly placed on Beach Road and with a sign out front declaring it as Pattaya’s oldest go-go bar, since 1978, Tahitian Queen has built a solid and ongoing coterie of adherents from the Hash House almost running and wardrobe of printed T-shirts club to the Jesters we wear leathers in hot weather motorcycle collective. When I was first brought to Pattaya by a mate and his Thai wife in the middle of the Dark Ages, Tahitian Queen was one of the first dens of chrome pole molesting to which I was introduced. In those days the number of go-go’s numbered no more than 15 or 20 and TQ was easily one of the more popular. These days the den remains popular, but more as an expats and regular visitors venue than a cutting edge go-go. I noticed the lighting is brighter than it used to be. In days gone by management seemed to favour 10-watt light bulbs; now it appears the 20-watt version are preferred. The place opens in the early afternoon and always plays good rock and roll. On my most recent visit, in the early evening hours, it was quite busy, but the main attraction, the dancing damsels, were hardly an inspiring bunch. All were well dressed in floral bikinis -circa 1960- with nary an ounce of rude flesh exposed to the elements. Admittedly, Tahitian Queen has never been known as being especially risque, apart from their occasional private ‘locked door’ parties. There were
certainly enough dancers, in a variety of shapes, sizes, and ages to suit most tastes. Worth a look if you are trawling about the boozers up around the Soi Post Office and Soi Yamato region. Thank F..k it’s Friday: The management of the Pattaya Beer Garden, situated overlooking the water at the rear of the Siren beer bar complex near the entrance to Walking Street, recently introduced a unique innovation. The Beer Garden relies a lot on having freelance girls coming into the place in search of remuneration in the shape of a walking wallet. The problem for management has been the freelancers tend to arrive later in the night. So, on Friday’s they offer freelancers free drinks between 4:00 and 9:00pm. I presume there is some restriction on the kind of libation; I can’t imagine a girl can order one of those multi-coloured concoctions that come with half a rainforest sticking out the top. On the opposite side of the scale the Beer Garden will pay the 200 baht bar fine for any male customer who hooks up with a mattress actress between 4:00 and 9:00pm. The bar fine will be credited to the customer’s bill, but must be used on either food or drink on the night in the beer garden. Basically, as management note, that’s three or four free glasses or bottles of the amber froth, for free. Not sure how well the promotion is doing, but at least the Beer Garden people are thinking about how to promote their business in these tough times. Not quite an elephant’s graveyard: The Far East Rock go-go (Soi Post Office) is one of the early afternoon dens scattered around the general area of Soi 13. It closes at 10:00pm because, by then, most business has migrated towards Walking Street. In past years there used to be a couple of ladyboys employed as spruikers out the front, but only after about 6:00pm. Sensibly, they have been replaced. On a recent early evening visit the den was quiet in terms of customers but had about 15 dancers. Three or
four were very easy on the eye. A well-endowed lady who turned out to be 40 years old approached me, and she claimed she wasn’t the oldest of the chrome pole molesters in the den. The music is quite good and draught amber is the preferred discounted thirst quencher at 50 baht a glass. Bar fines for dancers are a substantial 850 baht prior to 5:00pm. This comes down to 550 baht between 5:00pm and closing. Many people who are regulars in the afternoon dens rate Far East Rock as generally better than nearby rivals such as Club Nevada and Hot and Cold. A few disconnected ramblings: The longestablished Nervous Wreck beer boozer in Soi Yamato is up for sale. Although I have no inside information I imagine ‘Nervous’ Dave, the genial proprietor, has had enough of the bar business and wants to take a bit more time out for himself. Anyone interested in checking out the details only need to go into the Nervous Wreck and speak to Dave. The Kinnaree a short time can be a good time boozer re-opened in Soi Pratamnak 5 on Saturday 6 March with a free buffet. The place was popular a year or so ago when it kicked off with the aim of being a classy Sierra Tango establishment. Sounds like an oxymoron putting the word ‘classy’ with the phrase ‘blow and go’, but in its early incarnation it proved very successful. The original owner fell foul of the Thai legal system and Kinnaree was closed. From what I understand the place is under new management. A friend who went to inspect the new The Scandi Bar, a beer boozer on Beach Road (near Soi 13) that’s been in operation since he late 1980s, was recently knocked down. According to a hostess in one of the nearby boozers the Scandi is being rebuilt and should be back in operation by the beginning of April. The Blue Lagoon (rear of the Best Friend complex on Beach Road) failed to excite as a go-go bar so the owners have turned it into a coyote dancing den. Of course, to classify your
bar as being a coyote den you need to have dancers. Unfortunately, on a recent visit this key element was noticeably absent, as was any music, bar staff or booze. According to one of my contacts within Best Friend the place just doesn’t get enough passing trade. Hardly surprising given that it is stuck at the very rear of the complex and there are plenty of attractive distractions to sway the perambulating punter. Similarly, the Hotties Club (Second Road, diagonally opposite Mike Shopping Mall) had supposedly been turned
from a coyote den into a go-go bar. Located at the rear of a small beer bar complex, Hotties Club wasn’t even open at 8:30pm when I went to check it out. It clearly does open for business, though at what time of an evening I don’t know and I’m pretty sure it could not be classified as a go-go. Sometimes bar owners come up with great names for their places and one such is the Me and Noy beer boozer down in Soi Post Office. A simple yet inspired pun. Piece of Pith: Borrow money from pessimists -they don’t expect it back.
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Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across 1 Dude dressed in satin, no lining, is Swift (6) 4 Interval introducer, second one to step out (6) 9 Sexually exclusive second name (4) 10 Decorating it with pregnant bats (10) 11 Hem of outfit removed by river’s severity (6) 12 Flightless bird’s new roost in rocks (8) 13 Saviour’s second coming: or conversion of husbandry (9) 15 Hawk’s game over (4) 16 This newspaper and another’s threads crossed (4) 17 Cooking aids roughly weigh kgs on top of scales (3,6) 21 Stray but hip tenpin bowler? (5,3) 22 Separate nation in which n-nothing is rejected (6) 24 Lay to rest in loo youth wearing scarf and gloves? (6-4) 25 Independent school’s hi-tech store of music (4)
Hope you enjoy the Crossword
26 Wanting ever more front to garden of tall grasses (6) 27 Like holding aged circular saws (6) Down 1,5 Like a beauty queen on a float, relishing her advantageous position (7,6) 2 See 23 3 Grass drugs ring member put inside (7) 5 See 1 6 Voices concern initially about time travelling trail (9) 7,20 Afraid of operating mark bearing date (7,6) 8 Upright but unmoving — suffering, even (8,5) 14 Awful effort to comprehend Conservative measure (a bit leftish, say) (3-6) 16,18 Battle-scarred troops not demobil ised? (7,7) 18 See 16 19 Small Scottish town sinks or swims (7) 20 See 7 23,2 Said to dismiss deceitful cur keeping head low? (5,5)
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. 8
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:
Countering a pre-empt bid
IT’S doubtless easier to find the right fit when the opponents mind their own business and keep quiet. But life is not always that simple. In today’s deal you hold ♠ A, ♥ Q J 10 6,
2 6 3
7 2 1
1. Flower 2. Horse 3. Spring 4. Hand 5. Shot 6. Ever 7. Bed 8. Kill 9. Brow 10.Case
Age Ground Room What Shot House Try Stick Let Case
Solution Issue 12
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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. SURE TNT 2. SHIN RAG 3. KEN CHIT 4. TRAIN P E 5. TIRE CUR 6. VILE BED 7. I NO DIET 8. NOT A NIC 9. RENT RIP 10.TRIP MIN
♦ A 10 7 2, ♣ K 9 3 2 and are delighted to hear your partner open the bidding with one heart, but your right hand opponent jumps in with a call of two spades. It’s your turn, so what do you say? It’s clear that two spades
by the opponents is an interference bid designed to put you off your course. There could well be a slam in hearts with your partner, so be careful how you go. A jump to four hearts, for example, is a bad choice because it’s likely to finish the bidding and your partner has the right to know you are actually very powerful. So it’s important that you flash a slam signal, howbeit
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... provisional at this stage. Your best course is to cue bid three spades – a raise in the enemy suit – which suggests that you have support for hearts as well as a control in spades. That control could be a void in spades or, as here, the ace. If partner next cue bids four clubs, you’ll cue bid four diamonds and likely will not stop before a little or grand slam.
ANSWERS 1. Now 2. Spit 3. War 4. Pin 5. Buoy 6. Fore 7. Hem 8. Shoe 9. Back 10.Corner
Say Proof Wise Said Elope Cuffs Age Ration Shake Wall
Here Fire Like Afore Ant Hand Line Lace Hand Stone
ANSWERS 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
COMFORT QUIZZES SHELTER TYPHOON TRIUMPH SWIMMER ROUNDEL PSYCHIC RIERCED PICCOLO
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Pattaya’s Oldest Indian Restaurant
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Ali Baba was a poor woodcutter from The Arabian Nights who gained entrance to the treasure cave of the forty thieves by saying the magic words, “Open Sesame!” Here in Pattaya entry into Ali Baba’s Indian restaurant is just as rewarding. It carries the crown for the longest serving Indian restaurant having survived the fads and caprices of Pattaya’s restaurant world for 27 years. The longevity of this Indian curry house speaks volumes for the consistency of food, reasonable prices and friendliness of the staff. We once arrived at a private garden party to find the affable staff smiling and waving in welcome. The host had organised Ali Baba to cater (which they do excellently) and while we enjoyed the hospitality of friends we had the added enjoyment of a delicious Punjabi buffet. So, when an English friend visited recently and expressed a yearning for a good Indian meal, where
else could we take him but our old favourite, Ali Baba. Ascend the stairs lined with the swag of the fictional thieves and their unique décor awaits. Gold ceilings, exotic colourful décor, cosy booths, friendly staff and the smell, ah! the smell: pungent aromatic spices redolent with turmeric, cumin, and garam masala. Is there a more welcoming mouth-watering aroma to get the taste buds jumping than Indian curry ingredients? We settled ourselves, perused the menu
and Indian cheese (B.420). Tandoor roasted chicken and paneer cheese, peshwari kebab (succulent lamb pieces barbequed with spices and yoghurt, seekh kebab (skewered minced lamb kebabs), chicken minced kebabs and tandoori king prawns were (generously) stacked on to a sizzling hot plate of spiced onions and brought crackling to our table – and what a “cracker” of a dish this was! The succulence of the meats was superb and the spicing delightful. The
and sat back in anticipation of the Punjabi treats to come. We raised the curtain on our dining out with an Alibaba 20 Thieves selection of meats, seafoods, chicken
accompanying pickles and sauces added extra sparkle and we were in sub-continent culinary heaven. All these items can be ordered separately of course together
with their famous butterfly deep fried prawns (B.210), samosas, bhajis, and one of our favourites: aloo chat (a speciality spiced potato salad). We followed this with an order of prawn vindaloo and aloo gobi (B.170). Both had the smell, flavour and consistency that we have come to know and love. We like to eat this with one of their superb breads, either various naan, paratha, rotis or our preference, puri (fried flour bread). If you are a lamb lover the lamb Madras or Sagwala (cooked with fresh spinach) would hit the spot or for chicken aficionados the queen of curries, butter chicken (B.270). If you are unfamiliar with Indian cuisine a good introduction would be to order a Thali (literally means tray) where an array of small dishes are gathered together with breads and a dessert. It comes in the vegetarian version (B.475) or the meaty kind at B.675 which would include lamb tikka, tndoori chicken, tandoori king prawns, prawn
Dear Food Lovers,
kooman, rogan josh, butter chicken, vegetable curries, garlic nam, puri, pulao rice and the famous Indian sweet, gulab jamun. A feast for a maharajah and it would very nicely set you on the road to becoming an Indian food fan. Another option would be to order from their set meals for a balanced combination of dishes. Ali Baba also has a considerable take-away service available. They deliver in a big area from Pattaya to Jomtien to the other side of Sukhumvit out as far as the crocodile farm. Delivery charges depend on the zone (starting at B.50) and the minimum order has to be B.150. Simply call the number below and they endeavour to transport your meal within 45 minutes, depending on your location.
For home deliveries call: (038) 423 227. Whether you are a longtime Indian food lover or trying it for the first time, do visit Ali Baba and let the ambiance and broad range of spicing introduce you to the cuisine of the Punjab. The quality and quantity are more than generous (we have never left without taking home a doggie bag!) This is rustic, honest, wholesome food which we whole-heartedly recommend. Treat your loved ones to a Tandoori night soon. Ali Baba is located on Pattaya Klang (Central Road) opposite the Nova Lodge, Pattaya City, at the Beach Road end. Open daily from 11.00 am till midnight. Tel: 038 361 620 or 038 429 626 or visit www.alibaba restaurantpattaya.com.
My husband and I have been looking everywhere for crumpets but haven’t been able to find them. Would you have a recipe for them (that isn’t too difficult) that would help us make them at home so that we could have crumpets for tea! Regards, Sheila Dear Sheila, we found this recipe but must admit we haven’t tried it – so your input would be appreciated. As you know butter them up and they’re delicious or serve them with a soft poached egg or Mick’s favourite slathered with butter and Marmite. Good luck! CRUMPETS Makes 12 Preparation: 15 minutes plus 2½ hrs resting Ingredients 450g plain flour 1tsp salt 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast 400ml semi-skimmed milk 350ml water 2tbsp vegetable oil 15g butter 1tsp caster sugar ½tsp bicarbonate of soda Extra oil for greasing the griddle and rings Method You will need 4 crumpet rings or similar. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and stir in the yeast. Melt the butter in a medium pan. Add 350ml milk, 350ml water, 1 tsp sugar and 2 tbsp oil and heat until tepid. Pour the liquid gradually into the flour, beating vigorously with a globe whisk to make a smooth and bouncy batter. Cover with a stretch of clingfilm and leave at room temperature for 2 hours until the surface is covered with little bubbles. Put the bicarbonate of soda in the remaining 50ml milk and beat into the batter. It should have the consistency of single cream; if it is too thin, beat in a little more flour, if too thick, let down with extra warm milk. Leave for 20 minutes. Lavishly oil the insides of the hoops. Heat the griddle over a medium heat. Dip a fold of kitchen paper in vegetable oil and wipe it over the surface and position the hoops. Pour sufficient batter into the hoops to almost come up to the top. Once the base has set — a matter of minutes — adjust the heat so the crumpets can cook gently. The batter will rise slightly, gradually setting and shrinking from the sides, gently volcanic, erupting every so often, the holes bursting through a thin skin that eventually forms after about 10 minutes. Once the batter has set, you have the choice of slipping the crumpets out of the hoops or turning crumpet and ring with tongs or palette knife to cook for a further couple of minutes. The base should be a golden brown colour and the top hardly coloured at all, remaining pallid and unappetising. Remove the crumpets to a work surface and carefully ease them, pushing from the smooth crumpet base, out of the rings. If stuck, run a small sharp knife round the inside edge. Eat immediately slavered with butter or leave to cool and re-heat, covered and spread with butter, in the oven. Alternatively toast the pale side before buttering. Wash, then oil the hoops before continuing with the next batch
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O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
A Touch of the Irish by Mick and Di The Food Lovers O’Gara’s Bar and Grill is the signature restaurant of the stylish Tara Court located on Pratanmak Road. It is entirely Irish owned and run by the hospitable and welcoming Barney who meets and greets with that great Irish generosity of spirit that is the charm of the Irish. The bar and grill has the feel of a relaxing hotel bar lounge which is almost literally true as part of the big luxurious bar once graced the 5-star Shelbourne hotel in the heart of Dublin. At great expense it was relocated to O’Gara’s and continues its service in another Irish setting albeit in Thailand almost 10,000 kms away. Comfort is the essence of this most cordial lounge bar. Big comfy damask upholstered arm chairs circle the dining tables while the spacious bar stools echo the same comfort to provide bar seating supreme. O’Gara’s is open from 08.00 am for breakfast and continues throughout the day with soups, appetisers, salads, sandwiches, Chef’s specials, pastas, steaks and grills plus over a dozen Thai dishes. The breakfast menu is a big attraction around these parts and includes lots of favourite items but the star
is undoubtedly the full Irish breakfast which comes brimming with eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, fried potato, tomato, mushrooms, toast, juice, tea or coffee (B.150). It was 7.30 pm when Mick and I arrived at O’Gara’s and the atmosphere was cheery and convivial. Our tipple for the evening was an excellent fruity Berwick Estates (Western Australian) Chardonnay and with a glass of this in hand we relaxed into our comfy chairs to read the menu. The wine list features well selected labels from Chile and Australia (from B.850) while the house wine is B.140 per glass and B.390 for a carafe. The bar naturally is fully stocked with all proprietary brands
of spirits, beers and of course Guinness at B.220 per pint and B.140 per glass. As a starter I selected the crab and lobster bisque with chive cream and brandy (B.140) while Mick plumped for the prawns with concasse chilli basil sauce. I enjoyed the soup immensely; a thick, dark creamy soup with
nuggets of lobster to which lobster shells and Cognac had contributed a deeply intense flavour. The concasse (Italian tomato) sauce was also intensely concentrated with spicy overtones enveloping the softness of the prawns. Other appetisers include fried calamari with
a gata (coconut) sauce, chicken coriander wrapped in bacon, a trio of satay skewers, BBQ pork spare ribs plus a quartet of the kitchen’s home made soups. From the Chefs’ specials, Mick chose O’Gara’s signature dish: slow cooked New Zealand lamb shank (B.350) while as a fish lover I couldn’t wait to try another special of the chef: fillet of sea bass served with a white wine coriander sauce. The lamb shank had been unhurriedly cooked till the aromatic flavours of cinnamon and clove beautifully permeated the meat until it was ready to fall away from the bone, while the fillets of sea bass had been pan fried with a light hand and the delicate sauce served separately in a small jug. Kudos must be given to the vegetable chef at O’Gara’s. The medley of vegetables was brilliant from asparagus to broccoli to cauliflower to snow peas to carrots to so many, I can’t
remember, but each was cooked to perfection with just the correct amount of crunch and munch. Chef also recommends the pan fried Norwegian salmon or duck breast with orange sauce, all the items from the grill, i.e. grilled New Zealand lamb cutlets, pepper crusted pork tenderloin, chicken breast or half a roast chicken with stuffing. All the steaks are sourced from Australia and are served in cuts of T-bone, rib eye, tenderloin, and strip loin (from B.680) accompanied by an assortment of sauces from Hungarian through béarnaise, brandy pepper and mustard. O’Gara’s is a big sporting scene (they did, after all, name their bar after the famous Ronan O’Gara, the Irish rugby player!) so Gaelic football and hurling fans please listen up! Weekend matches from Ireland are televised live here at O’Gara’s. Check with Barney for the times but it is probably the only venue to screen these sporting events as they happen over in the Emerald Isle. “Failte” is Irish for welcome and we’re sure you’ll get a warm one whenever you visit O’Gara’s. Whether it’s for an early morning Irish breakfast, a lunchtime snack with a glass of Guinness, dinner or joining the like minded to watch Gaelic football or rugby, you’ll always find yourself amongst friends. It’s called “the craic” and you’ll find it in abundance at O’Gara’s whatever the occasion. O’Gara’is located in Tara Court situated between Sois 5 and 6 on Pratanmak Road, Jomtien and open daily from 8.00 am till late. Tel: 038 250 666. Email: stay@ taracourt.net or visit www. taracourt.net.
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(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/ profit chairing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-bb1109) Soi 8 Beach Road Restaurant & Bar Good for Farang Food, 5 Story Building Fully Furnish. Rent 35,000P/M key Money 1.25 Million/ 3 YRS. Call BB 081 147 6767. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. (ptbo-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-g1309) Restaurant for Sale… plus free Separate Office beside Naklua soi 18 Wongamat, 3-6-9 Years lease, Low rent Pcm 7,000 baht. This restaurant is located in the prestigious location of Wongamat Beach, Near Centara Hotel, Northpoint, Sky beach condo, Long beach Hotel. FFEE OFFICE GIVEN, WHEN YOU BUY THIS RESTAURANT ALL EQUIPMENT & FURNITURE INC. Price 2,100,000 baht Call: 085 110 1161. (ptbo-n0809) Beauty Salon for sale. Prestigious Location City Walk (Next Royal Garden Plaza) 7 work stations, 2 massage tables, Good clientele base, NO KEY MONEY. 30,000 baht month rent. Only 1.8 million baht Call: 080 095 9002. (ptbo-m1009) For Sale Long Established Sport Bar Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (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 : email@example.com A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/hotel
Classified in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@ jomtien-property.com. Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 4large rental rooms a fully fitted kitchen and bar and is priced for a quick sale. Call Craig 087 077 0475, email: email@example.com Bar- I currently have 2 very busy beer bars for sale 1 located on soi 8 at 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptmbo-v1109)Bar Guest house 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-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 email@example.com (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: firstname.lastname@example.org Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year LeasAbsolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: B 2018 Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. We have a stunning boutique Hotel for sale (freehold) for 19.9 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP. Only the real estate is already worth more than this!!!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. Hotel for sale (freehold) for 39 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP, 34 rooms!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to email@example.com 2 rai with condo permit 15 million 081 576 0035 firstname.lastname@example.org Café – Bar for Sale! Najomtien, on Beach Rd., Next to Loong Wai 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. email@example.com Resort Wanted. Na Jomtien. We have a potential buyer looking for investment in Na Jomtien close to the beach. Contact Olaf – Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Ice Cream Parlour in busy Pattaya shopping mall. Low rent, No Key money. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Mini Mart with Apartments to rent. Well established in good location. Good net profits. Contact Olaf Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 Pattaya Go-Go bar, on busy Soi close to the beach. Recently refurbished, 300 square meters. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Massage Parlous, Busy location Central Pattaya. 250,000 Baht for quick sale. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com
Education & Training
(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@pattayahouse builders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, doublegarage. On 720 sqm land. THB 3,700,000. 20 km South of Pattaya, off Sukhumvit Rd., Tel. 038 436 998 Thai/Eng/ German ( ptmhs-j1709) 2 storey 2 bedrooms house, East Pattaya, European Kitchen, Furnished, A/C, ComPool, Reduce to 1.2 Mill Baht. Phone: 081 153 1772. (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.
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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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(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 Hispeed internet, 24hr security. House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085 120 1414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai Mock-up 2-storey townhouse units for sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (down the corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/ kitchen/2 large balcony, large parking space, Land size 80 sqm., living space 125 sqm. Great opportunity to be completed on Your own taste. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Sale only B. 1.5 mil. Per unit – rent long term B 10,000/month. CALL 038 413 551 (office hours) 087 123 5600 (Thai) / 081 940 6806. Beautiful Capacious 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@pattayocean property.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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 HS1152: This property has just been placed on the market. The property is located in east Pattaya and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, fully furnished and modern European kitchen with all appliances, 130sqm living space inclusive of 4 A/C. Priced at 2.5million! 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 bathroom, full A/C and full furniture and Euro kitchen, land size 444sqm located on a corner plot Priced at 4.495 million. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HS1326: This single storey property has just come available located in east Pattaya. The property sits on 486sqm land, 180sqm of living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, European kitchen, A/C. Very nice family home, must sell to return to the UK! Priced at 5.2 million!!! Nice house, nice price. Call us 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com The best deal in Thabali, Chateau Dale ever! This very nice, fully renovated, three bedroom, four bathroom Thabali home is situated in one of the finest villages and locations in Pattaya. Asking price only 10.9 Million Baht! Full financing available, only 2 Million Baht down and payments over 5 years. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931, 087 021 7014 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12.9 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment
for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Downpayment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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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
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.
Classified Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14.9 Million Baht unfurnished now discounted to 12.9 Million Baht including new high end furniture. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings……examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Situated local to the ISR, furnished, quiet location but close to main routes to Bangkok & Pattaya. 3 double bedrooms c/w fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, large lounge & dinning area, European kitchen, Full AC, swimming pool c/w jacuzzi set in a well laid out private garden, total area 145sqw/580sqm. 6M Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Exclusive luxury two bedroom house in Jomtien park villa with luxury pool with Jacuzzi in tropical garden, high specification European kitchen, open plan lounge 11.8 Million, Tel. 038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Brand New Two Bedroom House at East Pattaya Knock Down Price: For QUICK SALE!!! A fantastic opportunity for first time buyers or investors seeking a property at an affordable price. Newly constructed home in company name, enjoy your lifestyle. Make your dream come true!!!! 1.99 Million Tel.038 723 995, www.property-in-pattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai)
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Fax: (038) 374535 European Place House for sale/rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Royal Park Rung Ruang for sale in Jomtien area 332 sqm. Have 2 storeys, 2 beds, 3 baths, and living room, A/C, fully furnished big terrace with huge swimming pool and garden. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds ,2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool , 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. East Jomtien – Single storey house with a separate guest’s villa. The main property is fully furnishes and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, lounge and European Kitchen with the guest villa has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom a European & Thai Kitchen and tropical gardens. Located in East Jomtien and just a 5 minute drive to Sukhumvit Road and 10 minutes to supermarkets, shopping malls etc. Price: 4.3m Bt – Ref Code: HSES004. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pattayajomtien-property.com Huay Yai – 3 Bedroom House – This property offers exceptional value for money, one of just seven in this small, secure, tranquil development complete with a large tropical designed pool that is available to all the seven houses. This single storey property is stylishly designed and furnished throughout offering 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, open plan lounge and dining area, fully fitted European kitchen, car parking large landscaped gardens big enough to build a guest annex and a private pool, Price: 3.9m Bt – Ref Code: HSES011. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com, www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com
Huay Yai – Spacious 210 sqm unfurnished home built to European standards and located on an half rai plot offering, 4 bedroom, 5 luxurious bathroom, large open plan lounge and dining area, European kitchen, fitted wardrobes, 2 aircons, provate pool set in large landscaped gardens and parking for two cars. So much on offer at a really reasonable price. Price: 4.1m Bt – Ref Code: PLVS009. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com, www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien – View Talay Villas a very realistically priced pool villa in this extremely popular development offering 2 bedroom, 2 large luxurious bathroom, spacious lounge and dining area, European kitchen and private secluded pool. 24/7 security, large communal pool and club house and located just a 5 minute stroll to Jomtien Beach and the numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. The perfect location! Price: 6.9m Bt – Ref Code: PLVS022. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com, www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com
House for Rent
(ptmhr-0709) Newly Renovated Shop House Na Jomtien, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Part Furnished, Aircons thoughout, Electric Garage. Great Ocean Views 100 Meters from the beach 14,000 baht/month Phone: 087 013 5770. (ptmhr-n0009) A Beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill near Cosy Beach Hotel. 2 bedrooms & 4 bedrooms, Fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Communal pool. 25,000 baht & 28,000 baht / month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. (Ptmhr-n0009) A beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 5. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro kitchen, Private Pool, Garden. 50,000 baht/ month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920.
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(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 25,000-40,000 short, long term. Ph. 087 039 9784 Wan or 081 833 5489 Sanoon. (ptmhr-a0109)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/months. Contact 084 164 8872. (ptmhr-a0109)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 084 164 8872. (ptfm-c1009) House for rent, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669. (pthr-p1109) Centrally located big bungalow (near x-Zyte disco) 3 beds, 2 bath, 65 sqm living, furnished, Euro kitchen, 2 TV, big terrace, washing machine, 18,000/ month long term. Call 083 586 9361. (pthr-c1809) WAT NONGKETE NOI, 2 beds, 2 bath, 2 air cons. Full furnished, quiet, 24 hrs security, 1 year lease. 10,000 per month Tal. 081 782 1164. BANGSALAY HARBOR VIEW VILLAS – BUILT OUT OVER THE WATER. TWO BEDS/ TWO BATHS VILLA, ONE BEDROOM VILLA. Furnished. Resort style common area with BBQ area, wet bar, large outdoor Jacuzzi. Wireless
internet, UBC available. Fully updated western style bath and kitchen. Walk to beach, www.pattaya-villas-holidayrentals.com Contact: 084 698 4825 or 085 146 5160 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 1.5 mil. Per unit – rent long term B 10,000/month. CALL 038 413 551 (office hours) 087 123 5600 (Thai) / 081 940 6806. Newly Renovated Farang Owner Townhouse for Rent. Convenient location at Pattaya Tai, 3 bedroom 2 bahtrooms, big living room and kitchen, with balcony and car park, fully furnished. Interested please call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (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 Hispeed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085 120 1414 Eng, Ong-art 081 899 1910 Thai 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2Bathroom 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 month-Minimum-6 months. Email: info@ pattaya oceanproperty.com, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. Very nice 3 bedroom house located in a very quiet small secure village in South Pattaya Only a few minutes To Sukumvit Hwy & Carrefour 25,000 pm. Email: info@ pattayoceanproperty.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: email@example.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 HRGFV2: This newly built house is available again and is location in east Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with appliances, A/C, cable TV. Very nice development with great communal pool. Priced at 25,000 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 garden area. Hurry before this one goes too! 12,000P/M Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1207: This single storey bungalow has just been listed with us and is location in Soi Khao noi in east Pattaya. Very close to the city and has 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, Euro style kitchen, fully furnished and A/C included. Nice small garden with private swimming pool. 25,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1210: This property is located in east Pattaya in 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 20,000 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 location in east Pattaya. Since the previous tenant the property has been painted inside and outside! It consists of bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. Priced very reasonable for this size home at 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1115: This property is located east Pattaya and has just come back on the market. It is a single storey bungalow inclusive of 2 bedrooms, 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
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HR1215: This property is located in East Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with a nice size garden and outdoor sala area. This property has a living area of 200sqm. Nice size for a family home. Priced at 35,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1153: This property is located in east Pattaya in SP 5 village. Nice large new development with excellent family facilities. It is single storey property with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished and inclusive of Euro kitchen. A must to view for the price here that includes a nice size garden area at 45,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous
swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Luxurious Homes for Rent at Phoenix Golf Course Ranging from 40,000 – 130,000 Baht per month! Only fifteen minutes from the city, live in luxury at one of the area’s best golf courses. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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
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from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS European Place House for sale/rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds , 2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool , 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House at Jomtien beach for rent 400 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds, 3 baths, living room, Fully furnished and European kitchen and parking. Call for more information 086 312 2964. House for rent on Jomtien. 500 meters from the beach, 3 beds, 2 baths, living room, European kitchen, beutifull furnished, swimming pool. Area 350 sqm. In the garden. 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964. (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@example.com.
Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com New 2 storey shop house units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance
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Jomtien - Spacious and stylishly furnished executive pool villa in this extremely popular villa development, sitting on a 100tw land plot the property offers 3 bedrooms, 4 luxurious bathrooms, 2 open plan lounge-dining area’s, fully equipped European kitchen, basement room for with views into the private pool ideal for gym, snooker room or home theatre, large landscaped tropical gardens and parking. Early viewing is highly recommended. Available for short and long term lease. Price: 80,000 Bt Ref Code: PLVR006. Tel.085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien - View Talay Villa’s. Tropical pool villa in this secure, quiet and tranquil development in the heart of Jomtien. Well finished and furnished throughout, large ensuite bedroom, open plan lounge and dining area, European kitchen, private pool and just a 5 minute walk to Jomtien Beach and the numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Available on a minimum of 1 month rental period. Maid service is extra 2,000 Bt per month. Price: 35,000 Bt - Ref Code: PLVR001. Tel.085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pattayajomtien-property.com
Apartment/ Rooms for Rent
(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. 50110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,000-28,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com
(ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quite and 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), email@example.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.: firstname.lastname@example.org (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. RENTAL SPECIALISTS – SHORT TERM/LONG BUTTERFLY GARDEN VILLAS & APARTMENTS PRATAMNUK HILL, BEFORE YOU DECIDE… WHERE TO RESIDE? CHECK OUT OUR LARGE, BRIGHT ROOMS & GREAT RENT DEALS. LOW Rates: daily, weekly, monthly, annual. 2 bedroom/2bath villas & apartments. 130-200 sq mtr. Pool, Patios, European kitchen, Jacuzzi tubs, modern glass shower, A/C, fans. 50” plasma TV, DVD, Phone lines, ADSL – Wireless. Ocean views. Walk to beach. Garage parking. Security. 085 154 6195, 084 698 4825. 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@ p a t t a y a o c e a n p r o p e r t y. c o m www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719.
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Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. Very Busy Laundry with Rental Rooms and Accommodation for owner and staff. Excellent Lacation Central. Longterm Lease 1.5 Mil, Rent Paid til March 2010. Call 083 587 5877 or 038 720 243. Tiya’s Place Jomtien Beach Road, near Soi 12. Large studio apartments. 10,000/month. Charlie 080 091 6669. Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wifi Rent: 3,000/month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@ PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1085
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Jomtien Beach Condominium (Rimhad) 32 sqm. 8th Floor, Studio A3 Building, Some Sea View, 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Majestic Jomtien Condominium 700 meters to Beach, 30 sqm studio 4th floor with big balcony for nice view, Build in wardrobes, kitchen, A/C, ceiling fans, matching furniture, TV, DVD, fridge, microwave, safety box, just been decorated all this for only 790,000 baht ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com Near The Beach. Holiday Condo view soi 6 Pratumnak (Opposite Pattaya Park) 2 x 42 sqm. Studio’s side by side 2nd floor, very big balcony’s, one being a corner room will sell separate for only 1.3 million baht each ( In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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Land for Sale Development Project on Pratumnak Hill Permit in place to construct a 7 storey Condominium on a half Rai of land in a superb off Soi 5 on Pratumnak Hill. Cannot be built out, with sea views from the 3rd level. Architects plans approved for 45 ultra modern units, including underground parking and a roof top pool. Ideal investment for developer to build now on one of the prime locations in Pattaya. Price 22mb. 1 Rai Jomtien Beautiful flat block with made road on three sides. Only 500 metres to Jomtien Beach and metres to the new 2nd Road. Great opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining prime blocks in the area. Price 14.9 mb Ref: pop 103
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Swiss Style Villa South Pattaya Located in a quiet Village near 3rd Road. Lovely Home with established garden and off street parking for 2 cars. House has 2 bedrooms with separated welling containing 3 self contained apartments on a separated title. Could be rented or sold separately. Wonderful opportunity at 5.9 mb Ref:pop1004 Gorgeous 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, Price 11.9 mb Ref:pop 1060 Immaculately Designed Ultra-Modern Homes These magnificent homes are guaranteed to take your breath away. Only 5 minutes to Jomtien 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 1085 French Style Town House South Pattaya 2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 A/C, Cable T.V., Freshly painted with nice window shutters installed. Nice quiet location. Some furniture included in sale. Fantastic opportunity to purchase super home, area 22 sqw. 2.95 mb. Ref: pop 1061 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 1063 Lovely 4 Bedroom Bungalow in Greenfield villas Estate, Beautiful established Garden Undercover car park. Situated off Soi--Country Club Land 444 sq.m. House 200 sq.m. Very well kept Estate with Recreation Area and Swimming Pool. Price includes all Furnishings & Appliances. 5.2 Reduced 4.5 mb. Ref: pop 1054
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Central 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: pop1096 Fantastic 76 sqm. Condominiums Located in prime area of Pratumnak Hill. Currently under Construction Finance plan available over 10 years from 1.95 mb Ref: pop 1095 Superb 183 sqm Condo Central Pattay With expensive 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 J1 Luxury 108 sqm Condo on 20th floor New apartment building in Central Pattaya, superb views. 1 minute to Carrefour, Superbly fitted out two Bedrooms unit with luxury kitchen & bathroom Price: 6.3 mb Ref: pop J2 Excellent small condo 30 sqm Located at Spanish condo’s in South Pattaya only minute to Carrefour shopping & Sukhumvit HWY. Communal Pool. Ideal investment at discounted price for quick sale. Price 695,000 Baht Ref: pop 1017
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Magnificent 2 storey Home South Pattaya New renovation 5 minutes to Carrefour Shopping Centre. 2 minutes to Sukhumvit HWY. Quality Furniture, Air Conditioned, Large developed garden & lawn area. 45,000 per month. Ref:pop 5000 Lovely 3 beds, Furnished Home East Pattaya With Enclosed Garden & Lawn Area’s very quiet secure village with Communal Pool. Remote controlled gate to off street car park Situated 1 minute to new pattaya Bangkok HWY. only 20,000 per month Ref:pop 1039
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North shore South Facing looking over Pool & Ocean 2 Bedrooms 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 road Pattaya
Pattaya Ocean Property Eng: 0811 580 065 Thai: 0861 425 719 Email: email@example.com www.pattayaoceanproperty.com
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Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Absolute Bargain only 200 meters from Best Beach, a 42 sqm studio 2nd floor huge balcony for Pattaya Park View, Renovated with Euro kitchen and Matching furniture, New A/C. Be very quick only 1.3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Holiday Condoview 200 meters from Dongtan beach, 52 sqm. studio 3rd floor, Huge balcony view over looking swimming pool, in need of refurbishment, has build in wardrobe and kitchen. The building is now been completely refurbished will be ready by the end of April 2010. Absolutely give away price in a lovely quiet location be very quick only 1.2 mil baht, 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: email@example.com DELUXE CONDO FOR SALE Beautiful studio 40.52sqm. on the 30th floor with direct access to the sea. The best views in Pattaya/Jomtien. Fully furnished and European kitchen with washing machine and cooking facilities, including pool with views over the sea, access to private beach, tennis, exercises gym and beautiful gardens with 500m running/ walking track. Ideal for someone who loves peace and quiet. The price reduced from 2.6 mil to 2.2 mil for quick sale more information please visit www.thaibeachfrontproperty. com Tel: 084 872 9275 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.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@pattayocean property.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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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_ firstname.lastname@example.org (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. (ptmcs-f0009)View Talay 1a 13e floor 32sqm. 950,000 thb Info 085 697 3780. (ptmcs-f0009)View Talay 1a 13e floor 32sqm. with kitchen and CD, DVD & TV for 1,450,000 thb Info 085 697 3780. (ptmcs-f0009) Jomtien Beach Residence 5e floor, sea view, 112 sqm. for 5,800,000 thb, 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, internet, fitness, security, swimming pool, clean serv. Info 085 697 3780. (ptcs-wb1609) Wongamat, Naklua, Beach front Condo, 2 Beds, 2 Baths,Livingroom, Euro Kitchen. 3 Acs. Sat TV. Internet. Tele. 68 sq mtrs. Sea View. 4,500,000 baht Call: 080 016 6903 Finance Available.
(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,
Classified driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 air-cons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, Laem-Chabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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. CS1345: This apartment is located in the Residence Jomtien. A newly renovated Studio apartment of 53sqm, Euro kitchen, A/C, fully furnished with great views of the distant ocean and city, foreign quota, inclusive of tenant for the investor to gain capital! Priced at 2.6 million. Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
CS1321: The Avenue condo finished new construction!! People residing already in this great central location. 1 studio available, come complete with euro kitchen, A/C and located looking over the communal pool on the 7th floor, foreign quota an investment not to miss! Price at 2.2 million CHEAPEST UNIT AVAILABLE! Call for more info 084 780 8457or by E-mail: email@example.com CS1241: 1 bedroom apartment of 51sqm located in the newly finished Hyde Park 1 residence building. Located very nicely at the foot of Buddha hill! Fully furnished, kitchenette, A/C, foreign name and only 2.995million! What more can you ask for? Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CS1343: New studio apartment located in the View Talay 3, Jomtien. 48sqm over looking the grand swimming pool and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Priced at 2.65 million! Call for more info 081 761 3238 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CS1225: Brand new renovation 3 bedroom apartment located in the Residence Jomtien, 150sqm, top floor apartment with sea and city views, euro kitchen, A/C, a must see unit. Available at only 7.5m Offers considered! This I would say the cheapest in the building! Call for more info 084 780 8457 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: email@example.com, www.avenue-residence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: 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.
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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! Superb Design and Construction! Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms. Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht. (PR3875) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment Opportunity, Jomtien Beach! 200 sqm design condo in Grand Condotel! Price Lowered from 14.5 to 9.9 Million Baht! Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms. Call Now! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Central Jomtien Living in View Talay 7!!! Cheapest front corners available with us! Also we have studios available on high floors (starting at 2.8 Million Baht) Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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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 Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a few resales 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-realestate.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.propertyin-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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for photos. Jomtien Park Lane Resort Well below the developers own price, this fully furnished top floor pool facing corner unit in Building B is a ‘steal’ at this price. The corner units in this building have their own private balcony over looking the huge 1,600m lagoon pool. The development offers first class amenities throughout including 24/7 security, a free shuttle bus to Jomtien Beach Road just 800m away. Price: 1.79m Bt - Ref Code: CDOS005. Tel.085 129 5657 Email: email@example.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 Jomtien Beach Condo S1 – High floor Pattaya side. Modern renovation, bright studio beachside living, great swimming pool, quiet area across the road from the beach. Want to relax away from Pattaya bustle and yet be just a 10 minute ride away on the baht-bus. Price: 1.45m Bt Ref Code: CDOS013. Tel.085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien - Baan Suan Lalana. Very well renovated in a stylish Thai Bali style, this roomy studio over looks the large pool, European kitchen, luxury bathroom and located in this extremely popular tropical garden development. Large communal pool, gym, sauna, tennis courts, mini mart, laundry, great 24/7 security and just 800m from Jomtien. Price:1.4m Bt Ref Code: CDOS064. Tel.085 129 5657 Email: email@example.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com Jomtien - Baan Suan Lalana. Great value for this ,really well renovated 60 sqm ground floor end corner unit studio in the tropical gardens of. Large European kitchen with stylish breakfast bar, large luxury bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, double balcony over looking the tropical gardens. Large communal pool, gym, sauna, tennis courts, mini mart, laundry, excellent 24/7 security and a building that is excellently maintained. This has to be the best buy in Baan Suan Lalana at the moment, early viewing is highly recommmended! Price:1.45m BT - Ref Code: CDOS040. Tel.085 129 5657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www. pattaya-jomtien-property.com
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Private Owned 69 Sq. M. Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent or Sale. Newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom, 2 toilets, living room, European kitchen. For rent at 30,000 baht per month. Long term rent, negotiable. For sale at 6 million Baht. Call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmcr-0109)Royal Park Luxury Apartments, 2 luxury Penthouses for rent short term. Private rooftop swimming pool. 30,000 & 35,000 per month. Check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com, call 086 111 7414 (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 5670 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalpark jomtien.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. (ptncr-f0009) View Talay 1a 13e floor 32sqm. l.t 6,000 thb info 085 697 3780. (ptncr-f0009) View Talay 1a 13e floor 32sqm. With kitchen and CD-DVD & TV l.t 9,000 thb info 085 697 3780. (ptncr-f0009) Jomtien Beach Residence 5e floor, sea view, 112 sqm. l.t 34,000 thb, 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, internet, fitness, security, swimming pool, clean serv. info 085 697 3780. Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 12,000/month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, E-mail : email@example.com, www.novagroupthailand.com CR1157: This property is located on the 8th floor of Star Beach and is located in the center of the building. It is a 70sqm 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. Sea view the best in Pattaya!!Only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1067: 1 Bedroom apartment located in Pratamnak area has just recently come available, fully furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C, 100sqm, great views and inclusive of ADSL at only 25,000 p/m Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
CR1223: This 1 bedroom apartment is located in the new Avenue project in the center of town with fantastic views of the pool. Complete with full furniture, European kitchens, full A/C, 45sqm. Nice communal facilities in this new building. Only 25,000 P/M Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1193: Outstanding 2 bed apartment located in the City Smart with great sea views, modernly furnished, euro kitchen, full A/C and living space of 66sqm. This is by far one of the best condominiums in Pattaya for the price! 35,000 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 25,000p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CR1222: Avenue condo newly finished studio located on the 6th floor, fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, All round a nice comfy room! Priced at 18,000p/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, WiFi 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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@pattayocean property.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 081 1580 065 Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Best Quality beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 80,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/Month. This is just one of our many units available in NORTHSHORE Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com 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
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Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month or for sale for 7.5 Million Baht! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting minimum 3 months or THB. 26,000 for 6 months. Ref code: JPLA0024 Price 28,000 THB / month Call now 038 723 995 Or www.property-in-pattaya.com Poolside Studios and Apartment for Rent at Mabprachan, Kitchen, Gym, Internet. Daily/ Monthly Rates Call Duncan 081 636 9289. A.D. Condominium Penthouse studios room. Communal swimming pool, 24 Hr Security. Quick sale 1.3 Million Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio, 44sq m Brand New Furniture. LCD T.V. DVD and Fridge. ADSL Internet. Baht 15,000/Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio, sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room. 15,000/Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Wong Amat Beach Luxury studio unit, Sea view unit. Fully furnished. LCD T.V. Internet ,wifi modem. 16,000/ Month Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury studio ,LCD T.V. and Refrigerator, Internet cable line in charge 12,000/Month Please Tel :038 367 414 Mobile:087 808 8789 or www.mirage-realestate.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-realestate.com Nova Mirage Condominium Luxury Penthouse,2 Floors, Sea view unit.1 bedroom and 2 bath. LCD T.V. European kitchen, Internet wifi modem. 23,000/ Month Please Tel : 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com
View Talay Villas home 1 bedroom and 1 unsuited bathroom plus private swimming pool, 45,000 baht per month short term and 40,000 long term 6-12 months. Also have a. CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Pattaya side. Seaview Condo. 32sm. Furn. New kitchen. Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. security. Free Cable. Near Immig. Post Office. B8,500 monthly English: 083 294 0240 or 038 233 887. Condo for sale/ rent in Jomtien, Stunning sea view and garden, private beach in Jomtien. 158 sqm. 2beds, 2 baths, living room with large balcony, 24 security, swimming pool, furnished, 8.5 Million for sale and 45,000 baht/month rent. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent in Jomtien. 83 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room. Near the beach and fully furnished, European kitchen and big television, swimming pool. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for sale/rent on North Pattaya 5.5 million for sale and 25,000 baht/ month for rent. A beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, luxury condo 68 sqm. Beautiful furnished , swimming pool, Call for more information 086 312 2964. Condo for rent on Pratumnak Hill Jomtien, 120 sqm. 2 beds, 2 baths, living room, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, full A/C, 5 minutes to the beach. Special price 35,000 baht/month. Call for more information 086 312 2964. (ptfcr-as1409) Jomtien Beach 12th Flr. Sea view Condo. Across Beach 32sm. New kitchen. Two Pools, fitness rooms. Excellent maint. Free Cable. Near Soi 5 Immig. B6500 monthly long term. English: 083 294 0240, 038 233 887.
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.countryproperty services.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: country firstname.lastname@example.org, 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) or 038.301.048 (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development 038 231 931 or 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 email@example.com Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to email@example.com Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to email@example.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038 231 931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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-ch1809) Architect Services: Plans, Houses, Shops, Apartments etc. Call 081 295 8038.
(ptmsp-ch1809) Building Contactor: new work, house, condo, refit, modifications, and extensions. Phone 081 846 6295. (pta-0008)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885. We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations - Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattaya oceanpropperty.com, E-mail email@example.com (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038. (ptmsp-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptmsp-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptmsp-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783.
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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: email@example.com (ptfjv-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/recushion, etc. Bought and sold/ profit sharing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379. (ptm-p0509)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0509)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) WE SELLGOING CONCERNS! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www.tsba.info House Plans Drawn, Extensions, CAD All work by western Architect Tel.: 086 66 9 1246.
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.
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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. RETIRED BBCTV Producer/ Director/Writer, living in Pattaya seeks a Part Time job of some kind. I speak perfect English (BA Hons Canterbury) and have quite good Computer skills. Please call David on 086 834 1908/038 333 117. Male, 40, English architect, management background and sales / real Estate, management, Elite sales orientation, requires work. 086 669 1246.
(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 Looking for a staff into the laundry. Little English speaking. Tel.: 087 067 0239. Waitress Wanted for International Restaurant must speak English with good experience, good salary + tip. Tel 081 254 3624. (ptmjv-m1609) USA E xpats. Now can make big money from the living room of your condo. Must own computer, have sales experience. Now hiring electricity brokers for C&I Businesses in America. All tools and training free. Contact Michael at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call. 083 585 1808.
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: email@example.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 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org or 038 364 877. I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239. Required for Restaurant in Pattaya. Russian speaking PR person and Hostess, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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(ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/ college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya.We are regularly looking for qualified and experienced Native Instructors of all major languages for both inhouse and corporate training in Pattaya and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV/resume and details to: prolanguage. firstname.lastname@example.org Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Full-time Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-Dutch-GermanItalian-French-Japanese-ChineseRussian-Korean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-250-0072 www.Prolanguage.co.th 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ticha@heights-holding.com 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: email@example.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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. we are property development company in jomtien beach,urgently looking for sales must drive a car, experience, Microsoft office ,internet,English speaking. Interest call 086 328 3258,038 231 637 nut
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-f1309) Honda City Automatic 2001, 160,000 km, LPG, Perfect Condition 300,000 baht. Nissan Sunny Automatic 2000. 160,000 km. LPG, Perfect Condition 280,000 baht. Call 088 221 8418. (ptmvs-js1409)Chevrolet AVEO LT automatic, 08/2007, black, Excellent Condition, only 13,000 km, skirting/spoiler, Farang owner, 430,000 baht. Financing (for 1 more year) can be taken over. Tel. 081 863 9700 (En) or 081 861 4265 (Thai). (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.
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(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 08 48651355. 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 MAZDA 3 2006-1.6 LTR, Metallic Black only 28000km, Manual, NEAR NEW CAR, priced at 580 000 Baht. URGENT SALE Tel.: 086 669 1246. 038 170 734.
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 email@example.com Looking for a handsome and strong Golden Retriever Boy Friend for friendship and further more. My name is Chin Gu, 11 months old Female Golden Retriever. Very active and friendly. Any one interested, please call 081-983-4182 Kim
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2010 Laser Sailing Championships
Around 74-sailors from eight different nations competed in the “Asia-Pacific Laser Yachting Championships,” which were held in ideal weather conditions at Pattaya’s “Royal Varuna Yacht Club.” In the junior categories, young men and ladies from Thailand, Malaysia and Japan all featured prominently amongst the top place getters. In the senior “Masters” divisions, men and women from England, Australia, New Zealand, America and even Thailand, led the way, with the oldest yachtsman being German born Peter Seidenberg, who is 72-years young and including last year, he has won eight world “Laser” championships. Winds varied from light breezes, up to an exciting 20-knots on the last day, and these “Asia-Pacific Laser Yachting Championships, “are held in a different country each year, but all of the sailors agreed that Pattaya is by far the best venue.
German Prum Reisling Is No.1
A large gathering of wine connessiers were not disappointed when they met recently at the Amari Hotel Garden Restaurant to sample “J.J. Prum” Rieslings. CEO of this northernmost German winery has a doctorate in law, and explained that this cold geographic position gave rise to fruity Rieslings with a disguised acidity. Founded in 1911, these were rated as the world’s best Rieslings, so they have quickly sold out, but some stocks are available in Thailand and Australia. Those who did not attend this Amari wine tasting, with its carefully matched food dishes, missed the wine treat of a lifetime, so make sure you attend the next monthly Amari wine evening.
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LHC Meet at Shenanigans
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Thailand’s Lighthouse Club (LHC) is a charitable organization made up of business people associated with the construction industry and they held their recent Pattaya meeting at Shenanigans Pub in Jomtien. The Australian managed companies that were sponsors were North Star Marketing, they import high quality timber from Tasmania, plus Splash Pools Co. Ltd, and Waterjet Corporation Pty. Ltd, who manufacture fiberglass swimming pools and sell a wide range of pool equipment. These LHC evenings raise a large amount of money for local charities, which go towards the education of children at construction site camps.
New Direction for Optimists
The local Optimist charitable organization has reformed itself into the “Optimists Club of Pattaya City Thailand,” which now allows other branches to be formed within the Kingdom. New President Gerry Dean, has served in this 99year old charity organization for over 35 years, including a term as district Governor in 1991, and stated that he enjoys helping kids. Together with Secretary / Treasurer M/s Nok, they have seen the new Optimist Club membership grow steadily with a very reasonable ongoing membership fee of 2,000 baht annually. With the AGM coming up they are looking for new office bearers, and these are fun filled positions, with a recent event being to take 20-boys on a unique fishing trip to ponds at a private golf range on Siam Country Club Road. The next (budget priced) dinner meeting is scheduled in the early evening, for early April at Cherry’s Restaurant on South Pattaya’s Third Road.
PILC Impressed With Pan-Pan
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For further information, or to rarange an interview Around eighty of our Pattaya’s Ladies International Club (PILC) women attended a luncheon meeting at Jomtien’s “Pan-Pan” international restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean food dishes. With over forty years of experience in the food industry, the owners of “Pan-Pan” produced an array of exotic food dishes that were unbeatable for both taste and the presentation of some unique ingredients. With some new members and visitors in attendance, all the ladies agreed that this rated as one of their top dinner meetings due to the quality of both the food and service provided by the “Pan-Pan” Restaurant. The next PILC meeting will be a “coffee morning” on Tuesday 16th March at the Amari Hotel Resort in north Pattaya.
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52 Pattaya Today
Vol. 9 No. 13 ď ´ 16 - 31 March 2010
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