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Volume 9, Issue 14
1 - 15 April 2010
Is Pattaya Heading for more Water Shortages
Many may believe that there is no shortage of water in Pattaya, but if you are in certain residential areas, (even in Central or North Pattaya), you could know otherwise. No water for three days has already occurred, and for a few months, a low pressure trickle between midnight and early morning was the norm. This is barely enough to refill underground storage tanks, and many residents are buying water from truck operators, so why is there a problem? According to government information gathered, it appears that most rivers in the region have stopped flowing, so there is no more water coming into our reservoirs. At a Pattaya Business and Tourism Meeting (PBTA) late last year, a Chonburi Government official stated that weather predictions were for floods in America, but drought conditions in Asia. Local water authorities did not see
any problems as Pattaya’s water storage areas were 80 - 85% full and they had increased their capabilities to capture flood waters from rivers. However, what happens if we get drought conditions and the expected rains do not arrive?
Mabprachan Lake is looking decidedly lower than this time last year
of visitors, tourists and even locals, to ensure that everyone has a happy holiday. This is all very nice if our expected wet season ‘kicks in’ with some good heavy rain fall, but what happens if this does not occur? We can look forward to ‘more of the same’ water shortages, leading to even worse conditions, because
while water reservoirs such as Lake Mabprachan still have water, if there is no water flowing in, then shortages will inevitably occur. Remember that the whole of S.E. Asia is facing an ‘el nino’ style drought situation, so we all have to conserve water wherever possible. Maybe the Songkran water revelers should be made
to buy water from water trucks, so they appreciate the value of water.
an Apology to our Advertisers and Readers If you have been trying to contact us by email on one of our @pattayatoday.net email address since the middle of February, then there is a good chance you have had the email returned or simply not received an answer from us. In spite of the current water shortages, there is no doubt that water will be freely available for all, during the Songkran festivities, where huge amounts of water are thrown around for a week. No matter what the cost, water will be wasted for one whole week, as it is the policy of the city to look after the interests
The problems first arose in the middle of February when our website, www. pattayatoday.net, was maliciously hacked into and destroyed. Silvermover, the company who designs and hosts our site were very quickly on the case and within a few weeks we had a brand new website up and running. At the same time as we lost the site, we also lost all our
Email accounts, including all the content, however, we managed to create new ones and had them back on line very quickly. Silvermover spent hours trying to get to the bottom of the problem. We are still encountering major problems with emails, some disappearing into cyber space, never to be heard from again. It appeared that CAT had problems with
their DNS servers, this was followed by problems with our IP address. So if any of you have attempted to contact us over the last few weeks and not received a reply, my apologies, and could I please ask you to resend to firstname.lastname@example.org. We expect to have the email system operational again very quickly and will keep you abreast of developments. In the mean time why not take the opportunity to check out our new site, I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Thai and Malaysian Military plan joint training program
At the recent 25th High Level Thai â€“ Malaysian Committee Meeting it was decided to form a working committee to plan a mixed military training program and look at solutions for combating the unrest in the south of the country. General Songkitti Jakkabatara, Chief of Defense Forces of Thailand, and General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azizan Bin Haji Ariffin, Chief of Defense Forces of Malaysia, explained that an agreement had been made between their respective countries governments on border cooperation. It is hoped that this will greatly improve the relationship between the two countries at all levels,
and also offer support and promote activities on the south Thailand and north Malaysian border. General Songkitti Jakkabatara further explained that the two countries would form a working committee to undertake a joint military
training program which will involve the Navy, Army and Air Force from both countries. They have also agreed to revise the 18th May 2000 agreement on border cooperation to bring it more up to date.
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Pattaya City Deputy Mayor reveals his vision on Tourism
Lady Gaga Plays Macau on August 15 invited to Come and Show Us Your Poker Face! Lady Gaga plays a concert in Macau at the same time as the Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival is taking place. Organisers AsianLogic, owners of The Asian Poker Tour, http://www.asianpt. com/ have written her an open letter and asked if she may show her 'Poker Face' at the venue! Dear Lady Gaga, "I wanna hold them like they do in texas please, fold'em let em hit me raise it baby stay with me." We certainly hope so and cannot believe the coincidence that you are playing live in Macau on Saturday 15th August while the Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival is in full swing at the Galaxy Starworld. Your 'Fame Ball' Tour has been a huge hit and we're sure the plaudits in Macau will be the same as in Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul and Manila but imagine the reaction if you showed your poker face at the Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival! Not only will the venue be full of the world's best poker players, the tournament is also the backdrop to the first ever Chinese language poker movie 'Poker King,' which people would go 'gaga' for if you took on a cameo role. Forget the wigs, keep the bleached blonde hair and think about the exposure to a huge audience! You are well known for your dazzling array of outfits and admired for your mix of music and independent attitude. You've gone acoustic and proved you have real talent but the bottom line is nobody has actually seen your poker face! We see you with cards and the glamour in the 'Poker Face' video but in fairness we don't know if you can hold'em. We undoubtedly are trying to spread the word about poker in Asia, and, despite what some poker purists might argue, you have brought the great game to the attention to millions of new people through your worldwide best selling hit. You have a new tattoo that is the big news at the moment but we finally see your poker face... now that is different,
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that is serious news! 'Poker Face' is not about poker and you cannot play cards? Don't worry; we've got plenty of people that could teach you! You are in Macau while the premier poker event in
the region is on! The festival runs from the 12th - 23rd with the Main Event getting underway on the 20th. We have a special Celebrity event featuring Hong Kong and Chinese language stars on Tuesday the 18th which you would be more than welcome to attend. We have also openly invited Michael Phelps to come along and are waiting to hear back but in fairness you are in the same city while the event is on so come on, all expenses are on us, just dance! Congratulations on your nine MTV Video Award nominations but do us and the world a favour, come and see us in Macau and show us your poker face! We would be honored. Best wishes, The Asian Poker Tour The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will run from August 12-23, 2009 at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau. The Main Event in 2008 was won by 20-year-old US hotshot Yevgeniy Timoshenko, who scooped US$500,000 after emerging triumphant from the star-studded field that featured players from over 40 countries. The Asian Poker Tour Macau hosts over 20 events with 15 official side events -- the first four taking place between the 12th - 16th August featuring guaranteed prize pools. Day 1A of the Main Event kicks off on the 20th August. Full details can be found at www.asianpt. com
Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, Khun Weerawat Khakhai, gave the opening speech at the Health Innovation and Thai Local Wisdom Fair which recently took place at the Dusit Thani Pattaya. The fair was also attended by government and private organisations, including students from the Burapha University. The Deputy Mayor highlighted in his speech the impact that tourism has on the local economy. He explained that each year millions of tourists flock to Pattaya from within Thailand and all over the world; they contribute a very impressive 6 – 7 billion baht of income to the city
each year. However, with the recent political problems, mainly in Bangkok, holiday makers are holding off on making travel plans that involve Pattaya or Thailand. In an effort to combat the tumbling tourism figures, Pattaya City Hall in conjunction with the Chonburi Administration and Tourism
Chonburi Governor officially opens final of Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent Contest 2010
Chonburi Governor, Khun Senee Jitkasem, had the great pleasure of officially opening the finals of the Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent Contest 2010 at the infamous Tiffany’s Theatre on the 22nd March, which saw the winners presented with the HRH Princess Soamsawali’s Cup. First rounds of this competition began back on the 21st February when over 200 young contestants took to the stage to impress the judges, five finalists from each category making it through to the finals.
The five finalists competed for the top prize and the winners were as follows:Thai Country Category (under 12), Miss Thanchanok Kaewtaeng International Category (under 12), Miss Ketcharin Kamsri Thai Country Category (13 – 18) Miss Kittiya Pattanangam International Category (13 – 18), Miss Kanyanut Kandee Street Dancing, Liff Stage Poppin Girl (team) Band competition, Skeleton
Senior Chonburi Police Officers discuss HRH Princess Patchara Kittiyapa secirity
Senior Police Officers from the Chonburi Region attended a meeting at the Pattaya City Hall to discuss working
and security procedures for the upcoming one year contract of HRH Princess Patchara Kittiyapa, who will
Authority of Thailand (TAT), have organised ‘Road shows’ both within the Kingdom and on the international arena. They will continue to hold major events within the Pattaya area, including at least one extravaganza each month, March saw the Pattaya International Music Festival, which saw
artists from around Asia and internationally perform for the crowds, whilst April, will see a Fashion show, which will break the Guinness Book of Records World Record for the longest Catwalk at 1.6Km. Students from the University manned a number of stalls selling healthcare products, which were well patronised by the general public and visitors.
Sufficient Community Project visits Bird and Bee Hotel Pattaya
Recently, the Member of Parliament for Chonburi Zone 2, Mrs. Potjanarot Kaewphaluek, as a member of the Committee for Farmers Aid Council and coordinator of the ‘Sufficient Community Project’, welcomed over 1,000 local village leaders, professional groups and public organisations, to a seminar to explain the fundamentals of the Sufficient Community Project (SCP), at the Pattaya Bird and Bee Hotel. The SCP is a government driven initiative to distribute and publicise knowledge on a number of conservation efforts, highlighting four main objectives, occupational development for the less privileged, agricultural development, natural resource conservation and energy conservation. The aim is to encourage local communities to manage and operate their own projects in order to create local employment, generate
revenue, reduce costs and help conserve our natural resources. To date, there have been 428 projects approved by the subcommittee with a budget in excess of 94 million baht. The majority of projects revolve around the production of friendlier fertilisers, drying yards, mixed agriculture, development of natural resources and renewable energy. There was also a very informative Question and Answer session at the event that encouraged the participants to seek further knowledge on the support the project can offer them, and delegates were invited to visit one of the past success stories on land behind the Bird and Bee Hotel, an area of 26 Rai, where bean sprouts, stew mushrooms and other vegetables are grown in close proximity with some livestock, all utilised by the hotel in their day to day operations.
be taking up her position as Deputy Prosecutor at Pattaya Prosecutor Office on the 1st April. Twenty two senior offices attended the planning meeting on the 22nd March, where along with discussing
security arrangements for the Princess, they were also given the chance to raise other concerns and problems discovered in day to day police operations, many items were discussed and solutions found.
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Big 6 Banks work to help those in debt
At the Meeting Rooms at the Banglamung Administration Office, Banglamung District Chief, Khun Mongkol Thammakittikhul, chaired a meeting on the 24th March to discuss the problems arising from loan sharks and the measures locals can take to ensure they do not get caught in this slippery road to bankruptcy. He explained that the Banglamung Administration are aware of 1,400 bad debtors and that they will set up a committee to try and renegotiate the terms of the loans with the creditors. The administration is hoping to complete all negotiations
before 16th June this year. Six public banks, the bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Co-Operation, the Government Savings bank, Islamic Bank of Thailand, SME Bank, Government Housing Bank and Krung Thai Bank, all sent representatives to the meeting in order to show their complete support and commitment to helping people deal with the immediate problems of debt. If it is shown that certain debts cannot be taken over by one of the banks, the details will be submitted to the government for further resolution.
NEWS Dolphins Win First Match
Many hundreds of spectators with their cheerleaders were in attendance at East Pattaya’s big soccer playing field at Nongprue, to see the Pattaya City Dolphins soccer team cruise to a 3:1 goal victory against the Rayong City team. This was the first win of the soccer season for our local ‘Pattaya Dolphins’
soccer team, and turned out to be a slightly easier win than they expected. The next match at Nongprue on the afternoon of Sunday 4th April when our Pattaya City Dolphins soccer team will ‘shape up’ to the big Chonburi City soccer team, but they quietly confident of victory.
Famous Author visits Expats
‘Planet Football’ Opens
A new ‘Soccer Playing Field’ complete with an amenities building, has opened about 5-kilometres down Siam Country Club Road and it is proving very popular. The English owner Martin lives nearby, and built the small day / night field to stop his children ruining the lawn around his house. However, with the addition of 1st and 2nd
floor bar facilities, it has now become the training and tournament centre for local soccer teams. With excellent spectator facilities, the artificial “Astro Turf” is a much superior playing surface and very easy to maintain. There is either training or matches, with the main tournaments and league roster games being played on Saturdays and Sundays.
Emergency Landing in India by Thai Airways Flight
A Bangkok bound Thai Airways flight which originated in Mumbai, was forced to make an emergency landing at Kolkata following the discovery of a technical fault which caused irregular flow of fuel to the plane’s engines, on Saturday 27th March. All 238 passengers disembarked without incident
or injury, however, they were then left stranded at the airport for several hours before being allocated room at a local hotels, before a replacement aircraft could be arranged. Senior engineers explained that problems with their aircraft are very rare but always treated with the greatest caution.
The members of Pattaya City Expats Club were pleased to welcome back the well known American author Christopher G. Moore, who is a long time resident of Bangkok. He is a prolific writer of very popular novels centered around Bangkok, Thailand and S. E. Asia, and his latest literary work is titled “The Corruptionist.”
This is the 11th in his popular Vincent Calvino private eye series, and this edition is set around the intrigue of recent street demonstrations in Bangkok. Christopher’s interesting talk was followed by a Q & A period, after which this very likeable writer signed individual copies of his books.
Rayong - Chonburi Highway #7 Completed
The Chonburi Department of Highways announced on the 29th March that the new Pattaya to Chonburi highway has now been completed and it was officially opened to the public on the last day of March. The project has taken five years to complete and was undertaken in four stages, unfortunately, due once again to problems over land acquisition, stages 3 and 4 were severely delayed. The costs involved in sections 3 and 4 have been estimated at approximately 585 million baht. The new Highway No 7 consists of a four lane road beginning in Chonburi and ending in Rayong. It passes through a number of subdistricts, including Pattaya. The new flyover situated
between Pattaya’s Central and North Roads is the main artery from Pattaya leading to the new highway. It is hoped that the completion of the project will significantly reduce the amount of traffic using the Sukhumvit Road and shorten the trip from Pattaya to Bangkok by eight kilometres. The new highway will also be beneficial to heavy transport running between the Port at Lam Chabang and the Map Ta Prut Industrial Estate.
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The Royal Cliff Beach Resort Young Buddhist camp welcomes the Ambassador of organised for local schools the Republic of Italy to Thailand
Thai Hotels AssociationEastern (THA-E) Chapter elects its new president
After successfully completing two consecutive terms as THA-E president, Mr. Chatchawal Supachayanont recently relinquished his position but was later elected as one of the two vice-presidents to serve the 2010-2012 tenure of the new THA-E Management Board. The eastern chapter of one of the key tourism associations in Thailand held its annual general meeting and voted for its new chairman as well as new board members during elections participated in by 62 member hotels held on 24 March 2010 at the Napalai Convention Hall of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Contenders for the presidency came from two parties each led by Mr. Supachayanont who is also the general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya and Mrs. Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel. Initial counting of the ballots indicated a neck and neck competition but the final results declared former THA-E vice president Ms. Bundarik Kusolvit as the newly-elected THA-E president defeating her rival, Mr. Somchai Rattanaopat, general manager of A-One Royal Cruise Hotel by a margin of 33 votes to 29.
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Ms. Kusolvit, managing director of City Hotels Sriracha represented Mr. Supachayanont’s party while Mr. Rattanaopat was under the wing of Mrs.Vathanakul. In her victory speech, the new THA-E leader took the opportunity to outline the programs and projects for the next two years including campaigns to boost the tourism industry in the eastern region. She expressed optimism that with the support coming from everyone, especially from her two vice presidents-elect, Mr. Thanet Supornsahatrungsi and Mr. Supachayanont, the association will be able to realize its plans and objectives. THA-E holds elections once every two years for new management board members and the chairmanship term can be extended for another two years after which fresh voting will be held. The event was also attended by Pattaya Mayor Mr. Ittiphol Khunplome who acted as the chairman of the election committee, Mr. Niti Kongkrut, director of TAT Office Pattaya, Mr. Sampan Panpat, THA advisor and Mr. Pratheep Malhotra, managing director of Pattaya Mail Publishing Company Limited.
(Left to right) Mr. Joachim Grill, (General Manager of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort), H.E. Mr. Michelangelo Pipan (Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Thailand), Mrs. Laila Novello, Mrs. Panga Vathanakul, (Managing Director of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort)
Recently, the world famous Royal Cliff Beach Resort welcomed a very special guest in H.E. Mr. Michelangelo Pipan, the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Thailand and his wife Mrs. Laila Novello, as they were keen to experience the legend of the Royal Cliff. His Excellency had chosen the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, staying at the ultra luxurious Royal Wing Suites and Spa having learned of the Royal Cliff’s position as a leader within the hospitality industry when researching for the best place to stay in Pattaya. H.E. Mr. Michelangelo Pipan and his wife were
welcomed by Mrs. Panga Vathanakul, the Managing Director as well as Mr. Joachim Grill, the General Manager on their arrival before enjoying a round of golf as well as taking time to relax and make the most of the relaxing treatments and first class services at the Cliff Spa. Situated between Jomtien and Pattaya, the Royal Cliff Beach Resort is an ideal holiday destination, well set on an exclusive and luxurious 64 acre private, gated, parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Siam. For more information and news, please visit www.royalcliff.com
Pattaya City Mayor campaigns for people to wear flowery shirts on the Thai New Year
Pattaya City Mayor, Khun Itthiphol Khunplome
gave his complete backing on the 26th March to the Soi Prisanee Naklua Housewife Group, in their attempt to create brighter and more fun Songkran celebrations, with some superb handmade flowery shirts. The Mayor explained that he was in total accordance with the wishes of the group of housewives who want to return to traditional dress to celebrate the Thai New Year, rejuvenate Thai customs, and of course, make a little extra spending money for the group members. Mayor Itthiphol, sporting
The Wat Kao Mai Kaew was the venue on the 26th March for the opening ceremony of the ‘Young Buddhist Camp 2010, which saw 110 Primary 6 Students, from three local schools, attended the camp. Vice President of Kao Mai Kaew TAO, Khun Manoon Vorasuk took great pleasure in officially opening
the camp and welcoming the students. The three day camp was aimed at teaching our young people moral values to take through to their everyday lives; it gave them the opportunity to study and practise Buddhism, to learn good ethics and a warm heart.
National Elephant Day celebrated at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens
General Manager of the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Mrs. Patthanan Khantisuk, recently got together with her Board of Directors, employees and their families, and not forgetting a formidable number of tourists, to celebrate National Elephant Day. More than 40 elephants from the gardens lined up to make merit by giving rice and dry goods to local Monks. The Government has officially classified March 13th each year as National Elephant Day, to commemorate the day the Forestry Department decided to make the white elephant a national animal. It is hoped that by having a special celebratory day for these majestic animals, people will understand the importance the elephant
has paid in Thai history, and help to educate them on what they can do to help preserve Thailand’s national animal. Marketing and PR Manager of the Gardens, Khun Jiraprue Sodorn, explained that on this auspicious day in excess of 2,000Kg of fruit had been prepared as a buffet for the elephants to enjoy. Elephant drawings by star elephants, Aomsin and Mai Muang, were on display for this special celebration with messages including ‘Love dad, Do not Fight’, Love Dad, Be Sufficient’, etc. Tourists enjoyed the spectacle of the buffet and the welcoming party and elephant shows, which highlighted how intelligent these animals really are.
his own flower power shirt, explained that the shirts are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes, including T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, formal shirts, etc. all with the signature splash of bright flowers. The shirts are ideal for personal use or make a thoughtful present and gift idea. The shirts are available
for wholesale and retail at the Soi Prisanee Na Klua Community office, and cost between 150 and 220 baht. If you would like further information, please contact Mrs. Pikul Somnuan, the Community Chairperson, on 081-4354646. We wish them every success in their money raising endeavours.
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Boxing Tournament at Fairtex raises funds for local charity
Banglamung District Chief, Khun Mongkil Thammakittikhun, together with Senior Banglamung District Councillor, Khun
Yodthong Srivaraluk, held a joint press conference on the 26th March to announce the ‘Banglamung Charity Boxing Tournament’, which was held
at the famous Fairtex Boxing venue on the 1st April. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the ‘Worshiping Phra Phutthasihing Buddha’ Red Cross Fair 2010 which will be held from the 9th to 17th April at the hall, and on the field in front of the Chonburi Town Hall. Highlights of the tournament were the match between Nan Pha Eminent Air and Promrob Sakhomsilp, and a lady boxing match between, Yod Cherry Sityodthong and MuangSinghaJew S. Sopit.
Beach Road to be closed for Songkran on the 19th April
A press conference recently took place to announce confirmation of the Wan Lai festival and Na Klua Kong Khao Fair 2010, which is intended to pass on the traditional Thai customs and traditions to the next generation. Pattaya City Hall have been organising the event every year and each year more and more locals and tourists are drawn to the spectacle. The events will take
place from the 18th to the 20th April, and will commence with a giving of arms ceremony for 99 monks at Lan Pho Park on the 18th. On the 19th the Wan Lai Festival will be held at Wat Chai Mongkol, South Pattaya, and the Na Klua Kong Khao Festival will take place on the 20th. On the 19th April Pattaya Beach Road will be closed to traffic from the curve at North
Pattaya all the way down to Walking Street. A great deal of thought has gone into the decision to close the road and it is hoped this will greatly add to everyone’s enjoyment.
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Gangland shooting after Pattaya International Music Festival 2010
In the early hours of the 22nd March, at around 2.30, the Pattaya Police Department received a report of a gun fight that had taken place under the Chonburi to Pattaya overhead bridge on Sukhumvit Road, 50 metres before the PTT petrol station, involving a number of youngsters. The officers together with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team quickly made their way to the scene. Arriving at the scene the emergency services were confronted with around 50 youngsters, all with motorbikes blocking the road, and four victims of the shootings lying in the middle of the street. One of the young people, Khun Krisorn Sarnpetch or Got, aged 15, who attended the Pattaya No 8 school, was found to be dead at the scene, having been shot through the right eye and in the chest. The other victims, Khun Saran Roorob, aged 15, who had been shot in the right leg, and Khun Suphakiat Chiangkaew, aged 15, who had been shot in the hip, both attended the Pattaya school No 7, and finally Khun Nuttapong Tubtim, aged 17, who attended Pattaya school No 8, and had been shot in the left leg. Police discovered three shells from a .38, four shells from a 9mm and three shotgun shells size 12, all were collected by the police
officers for forensic study. A friend of the dead boy, Khun Aphichat Rodnoi, aged 16, explained to the officers the events that had led up to his friend’s death. The two friends, together with around 50 other members of their gang, had attended the closing night of the Pattaya International Music Festival at the Bali Hai stage. At the end of the evening the gang made their way to North Pattaya to drop off some of their friends, and as they made their way home they approached another gang they did not know, containing around 20 youngsters, at the side of the road, and as they passed, members of the other gang suddenly opened fire on them killing his friend instantly. The shooting gang quickly made their escape in the direction of North Pattaya before sweeping around to Central Pattaya; some members of the dead boy’s gang attempted to follow them but lost them in all the traffic. The police believe that there must have been history between the two gangs and that after the festival, the two gangs had participated in a running gun battle as they made their way home, however, this has not yet been established. Police officers will interview the youngsters separately in an attempt to get at the truth.
German national mysteriously dies in Pattaya
Following reports that a German m a n , Mr. Eric Gasner, aged 50, had been heard crying for help in his condo in Naklua, and had subsequently been found dead, police have sent his body for an autopsy to discover cause of death. Police Officers were called to the Naklua condo and immediately dispatched officers, Banglamung Hospital Personnel and Sawang boriboon paramedics to the scene. Upon arrival they discovered the dead
German lying on his side in the bathroom with no obvious signs of foul play. Paramedics estimated that he had been dead for around an hour. Questioning the dead man’s next door neighbour, he explained that following sounds of an argument, Mr. Gasner could be heard crying for help, and then everything went quite. He alerted hotel staff that there may be a potential problem, and at this stage a maid was dispatched to check on the room and the dead man was discovered. Police will await the results of the autopsy before they draw any conclusions. The German Embassy in Bangkok has been informed.
NEWS Police Checkpoint leads to arrest of drug dealer
Officers from the Pattaya Police Department recently set up a police checkpoint near the entrance to North Pattaya Moo 9. As they stopped and searched suspicious vehicles, Khun Mana Saengow, aged 43, from Bangkok, driving his white Honda Yaris was pulled over and found to be in possession of two bags of the drug ICE, with a combined weight of 16.03 grams,
together with an electronic weighing machine. During interrogation the man admitted that he had purchased 20 grams of the drug from one of his friends in Bangkok and was on his way to sell it to the youngsters at the Pattaya International Music Festival when he was stopped by the officers. He was taken into custody and will await his day in court.
Swede gets drunk and holds broken bottle to his neck
Following a report from the management of the Sanya Apartments in South Pattaya that a Swedish man had been discovered severly injured, heavily intoxicated, and extreemly disressed, police officers rushed to the scene with Sawang Boriboon Rescue Officers. Arriving at the location the emergency personnel were shown to a room on the third floor where Swedish national, Mr. Yoraw Andersson, aged 42, was covered in blood and holding the remains of a broken whisky bottle to his neck, which he had already cut several times. It took over 20 minutes to calm the distressed Swede down sufficiently for him to put the broken bottle down and receive emergency treatment. He was given the treatment and then transported to the
Bangkok – Pattaya Hospital. The owner of the apartment block explained to the officers that Mr. Miggale had arrived at his accommodation on the 5th March and had been the model guest, polite and respectful at all times. Over the last week they had observed Mr. Miggale didn’t seem too happy and was drinking more than usual, they put this down to a split between him and his Thai girlfriend. The management had been alerted to a possible problem following loud bangs and the sound of glass breaking, and after gaining entrance to his room and seeing the state he was in, they immediately informed the police. Police officers will interview Mr. Miggale once he has sobered up and recovered from his injuries.
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Muay Thai Boxer attack American
opposite Police Station
On Monday 29th April Pattaya Police Officers received a report that a foreigner had been attacked with a steel peg from a beach umbrella by a local Muay Thai Boxing performer opposite police headquarters on Beach Road, the attack took place shortly after 3.00am. A large crowd had gathered at the scene of the attack before the police arrived. The victim, a 45 year old American national, was lying unconcious and bleeding at the side of the footpath with several cuts and severe bruising around the head area. He was given emergency treatment at the scene before being transported to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital. The attacker, 33 year old local Muay Thai Boxing performer Khun Boonmi Arunsawad, who regularly performed at the ‘Best Friends Bar’, was being detained by several witnesses who had prevented him from leaving following the
attack. Severely intoxicated he explained to the officers that the American had approached him to find him a little female company for the night, not understanding him the two of them got into an argument, where he claims the victim punched him in the face, he then lost his temper and proceeded to batter him with the first thing that came to hand, namely the steel pole. As the Muay Thai Boxer has a long list of past similar attacks on tourists, police are very reluctant to believe his story. A local service girl from a nearby bar explained to the officers that she had witnessed the boxer approach the tourist and attempt to rob him, at this stage the tourist fought back and was attacked with the metal object. Mr. Arunsawad was arrested at the scene and taken to the station for further questioning. Police will interview the victim in hospital when his injuries allow.
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Motorbike crash leaves British man killed elderly gentleman dead instantly in a car crash
The Pattaya Police Department recently received a report at around 06 30am. that two motorcycles had been involved in an accident on the new Railway Road, behind Temple Tham, that had left one of the riders dead. Arriving on the scene with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team, Khun Charnsak Tubtimsri, aged 60 years old, was found face down in a pool of blood, close to his blue Suzuki motorcycle that was badly damaged. A short distance away was another damaged motorcycle, a black Yamahe Fino, belonging to Khun Jatuporn Pokarak, aged 19, who although injured managed to explain to the officers that he had crashed into the back of the dead man’s bike.
Khun Jatuporn, explained to the officers that as he had been riding home, the other rider had overtaken him on the left hand side and then suddenly swerved in front of him to move to the right, unable to take evasive action, he crashed into the back of the other motorcycle, causing them both to lose control of the bikes and crash to the ground. After the accident, he quickly made his way over to the other rider to see if he could help him, however, he discovered the man lying in his own blood and clearly dead. The dead man’s body was taken to the hospital to await collection by his family, whilst Khun Jatuporn was detained by the police to allow further investigation.
The Pattaya Police Department recently received a report of a fatal road accident that had taken place in front of the ChatKaew Housing Estate, in Soi Kao Noi, they quickly made their way to the scene with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team. As the emergency services arrived at the scene, they encountered a black Honda Wave motorcycle with the front badly damaged, and the victim, British born, Mr. Lee Spencer Mansfield, 41 years old, who was laying close by. He had had practically every bone in his body broken and was thought to have died instantly. The other vehicle involved in the collision, a black
Toyota Fortuner, driven by Ms. Somjai Jaitud, was found to have extensive damage to the front left of the vehicle, and Ms. Somjai, still inside her vehicle, was in deep shock. She explained to the officers that as she was driving home, she switched to the right hand lane to overtake another vehicle, without seeing the oncoming motorcycle that was travelling at high speed, and the two vehicles collided, instantly killing the British motorcyclist. Police officers took Ms. Somjai into custody whilst further investigations take place, and it is believed she will be charged with causing death by reckless driving.
76 Years old Finish British gentleman found woman discovered dead dead in pub bedroom
Pattaya Police Department received a report on the 26th March that an elderly foreign gentleman had been discovered dead in a room at the Wombat Bar located in Jomtien. Officers made their way to the bar with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team. On the second floor of the bar the officers were shown the body of British man, Mr. Wally P. Bishop, aged 60, who had been discovered lying on the bed with blood coming from his nose and mouth. There were no signs of foul play and the Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team estimated that he had been dead for around six hours. The dead man was found to be in possession of two
credit cards, 1,000 baht in cash, a pair of sunglasses and a bronchodilator. There was also an opened bottle of water discovered in the room which was taken for forensic studies. A Barmaid at the pub, Miss Somjit Nampan, aged 35, explained to the officers that most evenings Mr. Wally would hire a motorbike taxi to bring him to the pub for a few drinks. The previous evening he had been in a very drunken state, and at around 10.00pm, he had checked himself into one of their rooms to sleep it off. It was not until she did not see him the following morning that she discovered he had passed away in the night and immediately notified the police.
The Police Department recently received a report of an elderly Finish lady who had been discovered mysteriously dead at her room, the police along with a Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team made their way to the location. The 76 year old Finnish lady, Mrs. Lija Sisko Maenpaa, had been discovered lying naked on the bed covered in blood, with a 2cm wound on the right hand side of her head, apart from the small wound, police could find no further signs of injury. Blood also covered the bed, blankets and the floor; however, there was no sign that any of her belongings had been touched. A large amount of pills were found in the drawer that have been sent away for further examination. The emergency medical team believed that she had been dead for around twelve hours.
One of the security guards from the block informed the officers that he had been made aware of the discovery by one of the cleaners, who having smelt blood earlier in the day and dismissed, again smelt it and informed the management. Nobody could get any reply from the room and a pass key was eventually used to gain entry to the room. The body was discovered and police notified. There was no sign of suspicious activity in the room and officers believe that she must have been suffering from a medical condition that had caused her to bleed out when she received the small wound to her head, or maybe she had vomited blood as the last throws of some disease took her life. The corpse has been sent to the forensic department where the cause of death will be established.
Jewellery store worker and friends beaten with wooden bats and bottles
The Pattaya Police Department recently received a report that three people had been badly beaten and robbed at the traffic lights in South Pattaya Moo 9, officers quickly made their way to the scene with a Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team. Arriving at the scene the emergency team discovered Khun Donnapha Narach, aged 37, his girlfriend, Ms. Warana Kaewtasi, and best friend Khun Torntin Srimuang, in a very poorly state after being beaten with wooden clubs and bottles. The victims were given emergency first aid at the scene before they were taken to the Banglamung Hospital for further treatment. The road around the attack was littered with fragments of wood and smashed bottles used in
the attack. Khun Donnapha explained to the officers that prior to the attack he had brought his girlfriend and best friend to eat dinner at a restaurant in Soi 17. After dinner, they were driving back to his apartment when two motorbikes swerved in front of them forcing them to stop their car, with four teenagers, two girls and two boys. With no provocation, the teenagers stated to attack the car with wooden clubs and bottles, and they were attacked as they attempted to escape with their belongings. Police officers took the victims to inspect CCTV footage of the incident at a local restaurant where they identified the attackers. Police will endeavour to get the truth surrounding the attack from the victims, whilst trying to find the assailants.
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BUSINESS NEWS HotelClub names Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai one of Asia’s most popular hotels
Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai has been named as one of the most popular hotels in Asia in a survey by HotelClub, one of the world’s leading on-line accommodation booking services. The property, operated by Centara Hotels and Resorts, is a four-star city centre hotel located adjacent to Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar. HotelClub conducted their Hotel Awards 2009 consumer survey during July 2009, receiving over 52,000 votes for more than 3,000 hotels and resorts in Asia. As a result of the survey, Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai was named Finalist in the Most Popular Hotel in Asia category. Established in 1996, HotelClub provides consumers with over 48,000 accommodation choices in over 5,600 cities worldwide throughout 126 countries. The website’s services
are available in fourteen languages, namely Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Thai, Russian and Dutch. Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai has 507 guestrooms and suites, and features popular Chinese and Italian restaurants amongst its facilities. The hotel is one of Chiang Mai’s premier venues for meetings and events, with a ballroom that can hold up to 1,000 people and a recently installed roof garden on the third floor that is designed for events such as banquets, concerts, fashion shows, and theme parties. For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext. 1 or email to reservations@ chr.co.th or visit our website at http://www. centarahotelsresorts.com
Bangkok airport joins world top 10
Derided for many faults when it opened, Suvarnabhumi Airport appears to have won over international travellers, who now rate the Bangkok gateway as among the world's 10 best airports. Suvarnabhumi took 10th place in the 2010 World Airport Awards rankings, a global survey of 9.8 million passengers by the Londonbased independent aviation research institute Skytrax. The airport climbed in the Skytrax ranking from 16th position in 2009 and 37th in 2008 after Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) worked to overcome flaws in service and product quality to earn passengers' satisfaction and trust. Nirandra Theeranartsin, general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said yesterday that the airport's latest ranking should motivate AoT staff to continue to improve. "It has been our firm objective to achieve the stature as one of the world's best," he told the Bangkok Post. "We will continue to strive to climb the Skytrax ratings to a top-five position in the next two years." Suvarnabhumi has also risen in the worldwide rankings of the Geneva-based Airport Council International (ACI). The airport took 24th spot in the 2009 ACI survey, up from 28th place in 2008 and 41st in 2007.
But Suvarnabhumi continues to trail its two direct rivals in Southeast Asia - Singapore Changi and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) - which also moved up in the 2010 Skytrax ranking. Changi topped the poll after taking third spot in 2009. KLIA has moved up to the fifth place from seventh in 2009. Rising higher up the rankings will now be tough for Suvarnabhumi, as other leading airports have been working hard to maintain or improve their position, say industry observers. For instance, Abu Dhabi International Airport has jumped 47 places to take the No. 26 spot in 2010 World Airport Awards list. The 2010 Skytrax airport survey covered more than 190 airports and evaluated traveller experiences across 39 different service and product factors.
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Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok to Open in June
Kempinski, Europe's oldest luxury hotel brand, will open the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok in June. The luxury city resort with 303 rooms and suites is located adjacent to a royal palace in the centre of Bangkok. All rooms overlook tropical gardens interspersed with extensive water features. Twenty-two rooms have direct private access to the pools in the garden. General Manager, Mr Thomas Klippstein, said that the property will combine Kempinski's trademark European sophistication and refinement with the finest of Thai hospitality standards. "We aim to bring together the best of East and West and create an opulent sanctuary in the heart of the city," said Mr Klippstein. "The Siam Kempinski will deliver a superlative hotel experience for leisure and business guests." The Siam Kempinski, which opens in June, will showcase its standards and traditions in outlets such as the Brasserie Europa, for European fine cuisine, the Sra Bua ("Lotus") Thai restaurant, the T Lounge, serving the finest teas from around the world as well as cocktails and champagne, and the 1897 bar, named after the year that Kempinski first
started business in Berlin. The new property in Bangkok will also feature an executive lounge on the 17th floor, a 900 squaremetre pillar-free ballroom, a rooftop spa, a kids' club, business centre and four suites including a Royal Suite with a private rooftop garden. Afternoon fashion shows are being planned for the T Lounge. In a Kempinski tradition, a "lady in red", a guest service officer in a flowing red dress will always be available to advise and assist guests. The grand lobby area with a 14-metre ceiling will feature two spiral staircases. The Siam Kempinski will also include 98 serviced apartments called the Kempinski Residences Siam, which will have its own Bistro restaurant. Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski. The property will display 1,500 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned by the property. Mr Klippstein said: "We are proud to support Thai artistic expression. We foresee the Siam Kempinski quickly becoming the preferred venue for important social events in the Thai capital."
Kuala Lumpur tops the list for cheapest holiday destination Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of Malaysia and already popular among tourists, tops the list for cheapest h o l i d a y destination, according to global travel specialist STA Travel UK. The list is based on what is described by STA Travel as the main ingredients for a good holiday -- a meal in a local restaurant, a pint of beer, a night in a hostel, a bus ride and a sightseeing bus tour around the city. When totalling the typical
price for such items, Kuala Lumpur emerged the cheapest at 13.09 pound sterling, followed by Hanoi (18.29 pound sterling), Seoul (18.38 pound sterling), Mexico City (22.84 pound Continued on page 11
BUSINESS NEWS Dubai debt plan meant to show Emirate back on feet
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Dubai's plan to avoid drawing on fresh funds from wealthier neighbor Abu Dhabi in its debt restructuring proposal for Dubai World may be more about presentation than the reality of its balance sheet. Not taking new cash from all their money back in up to Abu Dhabi was meant to eight years. show investors that Dubai can The Dubai government said still stand on its own feet. But $5.7 billion in funds from a analysts say the hard reality is previous loan made by Abu that the emirate could never Dhabi would provide the navigate its current troubles lion's share of the funding, without Abu Dhabi's support. and that Dubai would add Abu Dhabi, which holds around $4 billion of its own over 90 percent of the United resources. Arab Emirates' oil wealth, Analysts had expected Abu may yet have to help out Dhabi to step in with more Dubai again despite the cash. "One of the strengths message of Thursday's plan of the announcement is that for the conglomerate. it says that based on current "The message is: Let Dubai resources, Dubai will be handle this," Emirati political able to meet its current scientist Abdul-Khaleq obligations," Abu DhabiAbdullah said. "But you and based analyst Mohammed I and everyone else knows Yasin said. that without Abu Dhabi's "That doesn't mean that help, support, involvement the cooperation between the -- which I think will become various government entities, clearer -- this thing would not federal or local, will change have been possible." or stop." There may be other motives Dubai may ultimately need to Abu Dhabi's low public to draw on its neighbor's profile in the process of help again, said Khuram restructuring Dubai World's Maqsood, managing director $26 billion debt. of Emirates Capital in Staying in the shadows Dubai. could also help to prevent "Dubai has other debts the federal capital from being coming due in addition to too strongly associated with Dubai World," Maqsood Dubai's financial problems, said. "Unless in their plan and contain potential they have assumed a lot of spillover. good things breaking in their Dubai said on Thursday favor ... Abu Dhabi will step it would recapitalize Dubai in because how else are they World DBWLD.UL and going to fill the gap?" repay property unit Nakheel's Family Ties bonds in full, with $9.5 Abu Dhabi gave Dubai billion of aid in a debt offer $10 billion late last year in a that would promise creditors two-part bailout made up of
$5 billion from Abu Dhabilinked banks in November and another $5 billion from the government. The latter helped to avert default on an Islamic bond issued by Nakheel but came at the last minute and was announced on the day the sukuk matured. It can be difficult to establish the facts surrounding the relationships between the ruling families of the UAE's emirates and how these affect decision-making, but perception also plays a key role in how these matters are dealt with. "Getting help from Abu Dhabi shows that it's a federal state and that it will not let one part fall down," said Ebtisam al-Kitbi, a politics professor at the UAE University in alAin. "But there is also a negative side ... Maybe Dubai doesn't want (Abu Dhabi's help to be too public), it shows you cannot stand on your own two feet. So maybe it is a mixture of the two," Kitbi said. Formed in 1971, the UAE is seen as the brainchild of the late Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan. The union is largely credited with bringing stability and security to its seven small states in the Gulf region. British historian Christopher Davidson said Dubai's indebtedness to Abu Dhabi may dent its political clout in the UAE. The constitution divides power between the two emirates equally, with
decisions on substantive issues requiring the support of both. The smaller emirates have less sway. Davidson said Abu Dhabi may appreciate being in a stronger position to persuade Dubai to curtail its grand projects and trade ties with Iran, which have drawn increasing scrutiny. Also any failure of statelinked firms in Dubai could have a spillover effect on Abu Dhabi's economy and investor confidence, as well as making it more expensive for companies to tap capital markets. Moody's downgraded seven leading Abu Dhabi government-linked firms earlier this month, including Mubadala and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), citing a lack of explicit state support. "One concern is that is nobody knows the full extent of the debt of Dubai," Davidson said. "Abu Dhabi can't sign a blank cheque, it doesn't have unlimited resources itself. It can't underwrite Dubai completely."
DIRECTORS at Easyjet have quietly agreed to pay a dividend to shareholders, ending a long dispute with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of the low-cost airline. Senior sources on the board said directors had conceded that Easyjet could grow more slowly and use cash earmarked for new aircraft to make regular payouts to investors. The issue was at the heart of the bitter row that erupted last year between Stelios, his fellow directors and the management. Stelios then said the company should
resented the intrusion and refused to budge. Boardroom sources said directors now thought the low-cost airline industry was maturing, and that Easyjet would grow more slowly after it hit a target of 194 aircraft in its fleet next year. Analysts say Easyjet could pay a small dividend, perhaps 1p or 2p a share, from September next year. Stelios remains at odds with the company over the use of the Easy brand. An agreement struck at the time of the airline’s float means
it is not allowed to make more than 25% of its revenue from selling anything other than airline transportation. In recent years its ancillary revenues from hotels, food and car rental have grown quickly. The two sides will go to court in June. A source close to Stelios said: “He takes his rights under the brand agreement extremely seriously.”
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou wins Easyjet dividend battle
slow its growth during the recession, against the wishes of management. Sir Colin Chandler, the chairman, resigned at the height of the battle and Andy Harrison, chief executive, is leavingr to join Whitbread. He will be replaced by Carolyn McCall, chief executive of Guardian Media Group. Stelios argued that Easyjet was expanding too quickly during the recession and that by slowing growth it could become more profitable and eventually start payouts to shareholders. The management, led by Harrison,
Continued from page 10 sterling), Beijing 24.82 pound sterling), Istanbul (27.38 pound sterling), Bangkok (27.40 pound sterling) and Cape Town (31.68 pound sterling). According to STA Travel, as the pound slumped against the euro and most other major currencies and with consumers counting their pennies more than ever, some of the popular holiday destinations were set to be even more expensive this summer. "Hence, STA Travel has scoured the globe and quizzed travellers and travel consultants to find the best value for money destinations around the world," it said in a statement issued by Tourism Malaysia. "With the Eurozone set to be one of the most expensive regions in which to holiday,
Brits will need to look further afield to secure a bargain while away and make their pound go further," said John Constable, STA Travel group managing director. According to him, Asia had always been a good bet, and clearly still holds up. "But it's interesting that South Africa makes the list -- with the World Cup there this summer, it's another great reason for footy fans to take advantage of travelling to such a great destination, especially with the deals on offer," he added. With 30 years experience advising young people on holidays and adventures abroad, STA Travel offers a unique range of flights, accommodation, tours and expeditions in 90 countries. It has 43 branches in the United Kingdom and over 450 worldwide. (BERNAMA)
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Delicious Sushi Jameson’s Formula 1 and Sake at Mantra Fanatics at it again! Restaurant and Bar
Surrender to the taste sensation of Mantra’s spectacular Sushi and Sake promotion, throughout April. Savour a wide range of well-selected, and specially for this month, prepared sushi combinations that will utterly indulge your taste buds and set your appetite on fire! Why not try a special Sushi foie gras or some Indian flavored sushi such as our chicken tikka maki roll. Or some sushi with Chinese influence like the Sushi with roasted BBQ and many more of Mantra’s secret recipes for delight, from Chef Jens Heier and his team. Compliment your selected delicacies with some of the finest Japanese Sake! For reservations and more info, call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email an enquiry or visit www. mantra-pattaya.com
Pattaya's Formula One Grand Prix Fanatic's Club gather on Sunday Night at Jameson's Pattaya for the first Race of the Season, led of course by Chief Fanatic Iain Corness.
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New appointment of Geev Andre Bahrampoori to Director of Operations
Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa is proud to announce the executive appointment of Geev Andre Bahrampoori to new Director of Operations. Geev boasts extensive expertise within the realms of Food and Beverage operational and administrative management, with experience including Operations Manager for Mantra Restaurant and Bar at Amari Resort and Tower, Pattaya. Following this successful managerial position, and prior to joining Marriott, his role as Executive Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage at Amari Coral Beach Resort and Spa in Phuket sets him in excellent stead for the challenges and ambitions that lie ahead in his latest career climb to Director of Operations for Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa.
Another Amari Manager
‘Little Wales’ opts for keeping Low Prices Pattaya’s popular Deputy Mayor, Khun Wirawat Kakhai showed that he has many hidden talents, when he was sitting in the VIP stand at the Bali-Hai venue for the 2010 International Music Festival. While the show was in progress, he somehow got left with the job of looking after three lively youngsters, but this seemed to pose no great problem for our multi-skilled Deputy Mayor.
PILC Enjoy Amari’s Coffee
Welshman Glynn Jones was formerly a Professor of English at a university in Bangkok, but he decided to retire to Pattaya with his good wife Khun Sasimon ‘A’, who has had over 16-years of experience managing restaurants, which included restaurants in Malaysia. To open the ‘Little Wales A-Restaurant and Bar’ with his wife was relatively easy, and they selected a site halfway along the western side of Soi Chaiyapruek-1 Road near Jomtien Beach Road. The emphasis is on delivering food and drinks at affordable prices, and furthermore, they have come up with a not too spicy Thai menu especially for their western pallet. The bar opens from 10.00 am, so everyone can drop in and enjoy an English Breakfast for only 100 baht, or choose from a range of tasty sandwiches priced between 50-80 baht.
With a change of Henry J. Beans Pub to Amari’s new English Pub style bar and restaurant known as ‘The Tavern’, will come their new ‘Food and Beverage’ Manager. Khun Boonchai Iawasajjanurak has previously held a similar position for a good number of years at the Amari Beach Resort on Koh Chang. No doubt he will find Pattaya a little livelier, and not as laid back, so welcome to our extreme city, Khun Boonchai. For the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC), Songkran will change the schedule for some of the April activities, but Saturday 1st May will go off with a blast, because a big “Charity Quiz Night” is to be held in “Wing-D” of the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital. Individual teams will get together at this dinner evening to test their mental skills, so that funds can be raised for local charities. As well as the fine food, there will be prizes plus lucky draw competitions, and the winning quiz team will be sure to receive some gifts for their mental efforts.
Shenanigans New Margarita Factory South Pattaya’s very popular ‘Shenanigans Pub’ on Second Road is situated upstairs at the entrance to ‘The Avenue’ shopping centre, and is very popular with expats and visitors alike. While this will not change, they have converted the lounge bar at the back into their new ‘Margarita Factory,’ where Mexican food dishes and margarita cocktails will be a specialty. Seventeen types of special margaritas are all priced at 185 baht, with a selection of frozen fruit editions costing only 10-baht extra, but you can also move along to the Supreme Margaritas for just 225 baht.
Everyone in Pattaya and the surrounding regions became involved in the 2010 Pattaya International Music Festival, which made this the best music event to be held in Pattaya. At the Bali-Hai Plaza there was a sizeable DJ Stage in front of the complex, but this young dancer had to take the prize for the most effective use of a minimal amount of space on a dance stage atop a standard sized “pick-up” tray.
AROUND PATTAYA Good Guys V’s Bad Guys LHC at Jameson’s at Jameson’s Irish Pub
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Lunch at Bruno's between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. Simon Philbrook, Captain of the Bad Guys Golf Team, Captain of Pattaya Cricket Club, and Ex Lancashire Cricket Club, with Kim Fletcher, Graham MacDonald, Captain of Industry in Pattaya, and adjudicator for the day, and Steve Coppell who has ambitions of being a Golfer! And the name of the Good Guys, Pete Bevis Captain of the Good Guys Golf Team, and Sporting loser when the mood takes him. After five years of the Annual Good Guys vs. Bad Guys Golf Tournament it is two games to the Good Guys and Two to the Bad Guys with this year’s game going down to the last hole, when the Bad Guys miraculously won the last hole to draw level. Oh well there is always next year. The Cup has been renamed the Amaretto Cup.
The King Lives On
For those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s taking down Elvis Presley’s picture in the old Henry J.Beans Pub will not erase our memories of ‘The King of Rock-N- Roll.’ Many of our younger generation may not remember that it was a time when ‘life was cool’ and love was real. Unfortunately we have lost an idyllic lifestyle that we can never get back, but only dream of those wonderful past years, when money did not seem so important.
Easter Celebrations at Sheraton Pattaya Resort
Celebrate Easter Sunday brunch together with your family and loved ones at casual but stylish Elements Restaurant, overlooking Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s lush tropical gardens and the Gulf of Siam. On Sunday, 4th April 2010, share our gala Easter Buffet packed with Western and Asian delights enhanced by an array of live-cooking stations and join in our traditional Easter activities and games, including egg hunts and egg painting. Sit indoors in air-conditioned comfort or al fresco on the terrace in the cool shade as you enjoy fine food and spectacular ocean views. A decorative Easter chocolate showpiece with chocolate bunnies and eggs sets the festive mood. Special! Kids aged 4-11 years old get 50% discount! For more information please call 038 259888 or email: email@example.com. Address: 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150.
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Instead of their usual meeting venue at Jomtien, the Lighthouse Club of Pattaya held its last monthly meeting at Jamieson’s Pub in Central Pattaya, which is always popular with our local expats. The LHC consists of a very broad based group of companies within the construction industry who give a huge amount of help at to the disadvantaged children of construction workers who have to live at construction camp sites. Together with Treasurer Kevin, there was Tracey, who is the LHC wonder woman at fund raising and made sure that donations kept coming in to support these children with adequate educational facilities. This evening was kindly sponsored by the MBMG Group, leading financial advisors, especially in the field of UK and offshore pension schemes.
Will You Do It Again?
Manpower Thailand’s Director Simon Mathews (right), seems to be asking European Safety Concepts CEO, Steve Graham, - “Are you on for sponsoring a third 2010 British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT) meeting?” Steve probably would have commented that one or more extra sponsorships again at a later date will be no problem, as the ESC bank balance is looking pretty healthy. Having already sponsored two networking evenings this year, ESC’s Steve Graham is a very popular business leader with the BCCT.
Last Party for Henry J Beans
The Henri J. Beans Pub and Restaurant closing down party offered everyone all that they could drink during the entire evening for only 1,000 baht, so there will have been a few hangovers the next morning. After twelve years of very successful entertainment operations, Amari’s pub and restaurant at the northern end of Beach Road will re-open as a new modernised venue, known as ‘The Tavern’.
Amari Hotel Resort’s Managing Directors have decided that it is time to alter the Henry J. Beans Pub setting from the original 1950’s American theme to the style of an Old English Pub. Renovations will include raising the central floor section, replacing wooden facades with glass panels, and the fitting of some of the latest TV / Video entertainment equipment. American food dishes will give way to traditional English Pub food, however, a pizza oven is being installed, which is sure to be a welcome addition for customers.
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by Peter Lloyd
For reasons too boring to explain, I had to do my first visa run in four years last week. The last one I did was a nightmare, on a sweaty bus full of ageing visa-running perverts, two of whom were loudly discussing the scams and problems they had encountered as they mated their way through the lowest rungs of Pattaya’s bargirl population. The experienced ladies they had drunkenly encountered had rightly taken full advantage of them on more than one occasion, which they regaled the whole minibus with. Listening to their loud American-accented whore stories was unpleasant. But not as unpleasant as seeing their greasy, cheaply-dyed hair plastered against the minibus window as they slept, their nasty hair dye rubbing off with their sweat, leaving the windows stained and dirty. And that has been my abiding memory of visa runs for four years. Surely
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with the clear out of long stayers this would surely have changed? As I stumbled downstairs at 6 am, I was impressed to be picked up exactly on time outside my condo, by what turned out to be a wellorganised visa operation. We then gently meandered through earlymorning Pattaya picking up our minibus full of visa runners. My idea of a late night in Pattaya ends around 4 am, so I was extremely surprised to see how many people were coming out of Marine Plaza and the connecting sois to Walking Street, at 6.15am; a huge number of ladyboys, some very worse for wear, large groups of Indian and Arab males, a lot of toughlooking working girls, but, surprisingly, very few farangs. I woke up travelling out of Pattaya with a minibus full of the most professional-looking visarunners I have ever seen in my life. Not one person
on the bus was getting a 15 day tourist extension. They were all on longstay visas. It is interesting how times
dissected Pattaya, its media, newspapers, personalities and other members of Pattaya’s (not so) Great and
The dusty Cambodian border town of Pailin
have changed in Pattaya. The guide said their business is down about 60% from a couple of years ago “before the problems” but they still do well, with Russians increasingly taking up the slack. I got talking to an excellent guy I recognized from a TV channel in Pattaya (who I promised would remain anonymous in my column) and we
The Demolition of Jomtien
(often not) Good. We put the town to rights, and in an amazingly short amount of time, we were at the Pailin border crossing. I wasn’t sure what to expect at this crossing, having been to other, busier and “in your face” border crossings, and I was interested to see Pailin
on what was happening in Bangkok. It was also interesting to see one Russian speaker on our minibus and five more at the border, proving the guide was right; Russians are increasingly making up visa-run numbers. We spent less than an hour at the border, having our visas processed, and doing our shopping, after which we then headed back to Pattaya, with a free lunch thrown in for our very reasonable 2,000 baht, which also included the visa fee. I was back in my condo less than nine hours after leaving it, and that included all pickups and drop-offs, and I would definitely do it again if I had to. I booked with Finland Tour Co near the arch in Thappraya Road, Jomtien, but I suspect many agents sub-contract to this excellent, well-run operation.
they emphatically tell me) heterosexual, but there is something about the first sight of a Thai ladyboy that they find immediately attractive. I think us longstayers, when we see a tall Thai with
too much of her knockers on show, in a tarty dress, swaying her hips like she’s a seasick crackhead, we immediately think: “Ladyboy”. Most of my mates, just off the plane, see this and think “phwoaar”, until I tell them the unfortunate truth and they realize all evening they have been fancying blokes in dresses.
Whenever friends visit me from the UK and we go down Walking Street to have a beer, I am fascinated by how many of them are attracted to the better presented ladyboys. My friends are all (so
It is the most written-about piece of civil engineering incompetence in Pattaya, which is saying a lot. Yes, I’m talking about the four year project to widen and resurface Thappraya Road. There seems to be no accountability, seemingly no contractor penalties, no public taking of responsibility or sensible
explanation as to why
this project has been so
badly managed. And with businesses and residents along the whole stretch of the road being caught up in this debacle for the past four years, it would be nice to know they are being properly compensated for their business and life disruption out of the money allocated to this project. Are they?
There has recently been considerable revulsion about graphic images of dead people in Pattaya’s press, particularly in the large, full-colour, graphic photographs used by local online news
organizations. I am used to seeing them, but I found a recent news article about a dismembered baby, with pixellated photographs, to be particularly disgusting.
In death there is no privacy, no hiding place, and no dignity in Pattaya, unless you die in your sleep with no visible marks on your body. Even then you might make the press: “Shocking Death By
Natural Causes. Coroner Stunned. Police Clueless over Identity of Grim Reaper but Promise Arrest Soon”. Contact me at pattayatodaypete@ yahoo.co.uk
“We’ll be back in 12 weeks to finish off. Maybe.”
because it was previously the Khmer Rouge’s power base, where they hid out in the jungles, funding their war by the sale of locally mined rubies and sapphires and from the trade in illegally-cut teak. The Pailin crossing was a surprise, because there were no crowds, no beggars, no street kids, no queues for the immigration posts, no hassle and very little in the way of duty free goods to bring back to Thailand, as we took a bus up the short, dusty road and disembarked at the Cambodian equivalent of a family-run corner shop in Pattaya. The selection was poor, but the prices were very attractive, compared to Thailand’s. I bought a 1 litre bottle of Stolichnaya for 350 Baht. It was interesting to see Red Shirt TV blaring at the Thai border posts, as the officials kept one eye
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Dear Editor, I feel I must make a protest about our Russian tourist visitors, particularly the women. Have they no shame? They ride around on the Baht Buses virtually unclothed, showing all they’ve got. I don’t mind so much when they are young and attractive, but the vast majority are quite the opposite. OK a little nipple show is acceptable, but to show the outline of other more intimate areas as well is going too far! And they are surprised when they get raped by motorcycle taxi drivers and the like, going round dressed like that at 4am. They are just asking for trouble, don’t you think? Regards, Pete Rank, Jomtien. Dear Pete, Whilst appreciating that this is Pattaya, where anything apparently goes, I’m inclined to agree with your opinion. A modicum of decency is necessary even in this town, where the bar-girls, for the most part, dress more modestly, with the odd exception. Thai females no doubt find the Russian women’s lack of decorum offensive as you can tell by some of the scathing looks they give these female Russians. The Thai men are probably turned on by it as they goggle in amazement that any female would have the sheer audacity to display their wares in such a manner. I’m no prude, but I wonder if they would do the same back home. It bears thinking about. Dear Editor. I read in the press that we’re about to get a fast rail link to Bangkok. It’s certainly about time. The Thai railway system currently is totally appalling: antiquated rolling stock, stinking, clogged toilets, open windows, crawling along at a snail’s pace and appearing to stop at every tin pot village halt and badly maintained track that frequently causes accidents. I once went from Bangkok to Nong Khai and it took 13 hours, as well as appearing to go backwards for some of the way! It might be a relatively cheap from of travel but it’s not acceptable. I live and dream of a better rail system Disgruntled but hopeful, Manfred Heidigger, Bang Saray Dear Manfred, It seems that your dreams of a better rail system are likely to come true. The government has modernization plans under way to introduce four high speed services to the four corners of the country at a cost of Bt800 billion. With Bangkok as the hub, one will pass through Pattaya en route to Rayong, another will go to Chiang Mai, another to Nong Khai and the final one to Padang Besar. Apparentl, 2,000 kms. of new track will be laid, starting next year and will hopefully be well maintained if it is to sustain high speed trains, reducing travel time up to Bangkok to under five hours for all four routes. The government will tender out contracts to be bid for by the high speed train experts, including France and Japan, and I believe China, but I’m not certain about the last. It seems as though at long last Thailand will get a rail network to be proud of. Dear Editor, I heard tell of a recent UFO sighting on Pratumnak Hill one night recently. It was probably all hype as usual
like many other things in this place. I thought the world governments had explained away all these supposed sightings as balloons, tricks of the light, aircraft at odd angles and drunkenness or halucinogenic drugs.Would you care to wax eloquent in your normal way about this subject as despite the government and military put downs I am a little intrigued? Yours faithfully, Anonymous Al (real name withheld due to embarrassment) Dear Anonymous Al, Firstly, don’t believe all you hear, see or read about the UFO phenomenon, either pro or anti. Yes, granted some of the supposed sightings are just hype and are what the powers-that-be would have us believe, but many, I have it on categorical authority, are not, according to a friend of mine who is an air-traffic controller at Heathrow Airport, London. With all his instrumentation, he swears he has picked up and tracked anomalous objects, vectoring in and away at amazing speeds and angles that would crush or severely stress the airframes of conventional aircraft. He’s also tracked brightly lit objects of the traditional saucer shape travelling in tandem or sometimes V-shaped groups. He’s also verified sightings with pilots who corroborate his experiences. When you consider the vastness and age of the universe, it’s very arrogant of us Earthlings to assume we are the only intelligent life form. All cultures, particularly the very ancient ones, have recorded UFO-shaped objects and beings with what closely resemble space suits in words, pictographs, legends and symbols from the beginning of recorded history and beyond, indicating the space visitors have been with us for ever. There are many alternative websites featuring incontrovertible evidence from individuals who have actually been involved that maintain the major governments of the world have secret, ‘blackop’ space programmes featuring either back-engineered or donated alien technology that is 10,000 years in advance of anything conventional. In addition, these individuals, some of them ‘whistleblowers’, assert that many UFOs are piloted by humans, some in collaboration with aliens. For a really ‘mind blowing’ account read the evidence of one of these whistleblowers at http://projectcamelotproductions. com/interviews/anglo-saxon-mission/anglo-saxonmission.html Check out the video evidence on the Project Camelot website and also about stargates, time portals and Henry Deacon’s mission to Mars. Then try : http://www. karmapolis.be/intro/accueil.htm - using the Google translate service to understand the French or try http:// www.bibliotecapleyades.net/default.htm. All your questions will be answered. Dear Editor, Will this Red Shirt protest never end? It’s really making all our lives a misery. Do they really think they can bring Thaksin back? It would really help Thailand’s international reputation having a criminal in charge, I don’t think. How about you, Mr Editor? Reg Drummond, Reigate and Pattaya Dear Reg, Your guess is as good as mine. I thought it would have ended long ago, but not so, apparently. I fear it might become more violent as the radical faction or whoever is responsible for the eight M79 grenade attacks ramp up the ante, inevitably resulting in military retaliation, despite the government’s assurances that they won’t use force. I also choose not to believe the assurances of the BoT and the TAT that this continuing protest won’t affect Thailand foreign investment-wise. And, compromise doesn’t seem to be the order of the day. It seems to be a never ending syndrome as even if there were an election and the UDD supporters won, the powers-that-be would oust them. Impasse all round. So, in short, God only knows what’s going to happen.
Magic And The Thai Political Process
Blood sacrifices and political opponents accusing each other of using black magic may seem somewhat out of place in the modern world, but apparently it is and always has been the norm in Thailand. The monarchy, coup-plotters, premiers, lawmakers and other leading politicians have traditionally and still do consult astrologers before making any important decisions. Not such an outlandish proposition, speaking as an astrologer, myself, and well aware of the efficacy of astrology in predicting the outcome of cyclic events and their subtle undercurrents. Apart from the Red Shirt blood sacrifices, a common element in magical rituals due to the etheric potency of blood, we saw a Brahmin priest chanting spells and casting a curse, twice, on the government, which was countered, in turn, by a Democratic throwing holy water. The fact that the Royal Brahmin leadership denounced the priest’s cursing as non-Brahminical and even questioned his right to call himself a Brahmin priest doesn’t necessarily obviate the efficacy of the curse as the priest maintained he was one by virtue of his father having been a Royal Brahmin himself and that the power was hereditary. In a country immersed in a magico-religious belief system, which is a rich superstitious mix of Theravada Buddhism, Hinduism, animism, Khmer black magic, pagan and other beliefs, where the natives regularly visit mor pe(s) (witch doctors) or magically endowed monks and others, apparently possessed, they believe, by the ‘spirit’ of Rama V or the doctor of the Buddha (the founder of Thai medicine), where bar-girls consult Gypsy cardcasting fortune tellers to find true love, or lay offerings on spirit houses for luck, where everyone adamantly believes in ghosts, hitmen get tattoos to repel bullets, and businessmen buy amulets to counter evil, why should this strike us as strange? To some degree, the fact that Thailand practises Theravada Buddhism, rather than the Mahayana version of Tibet, is probably just as well as Tibet is regarded as the last bastion of the only true ‘magick’, the most powerful forms of both black and white, in the world, according to academics like Oxford scholar Dr. W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the eminent psychologist C.G.Jung and others of high repute. Curses, rituals and magic and have long been part of the power structure of Thailand, both royal and political. The current conflict is, in fact, essentially the continuation of a supernatural one that has been going on for aeons. According to Wassana Namnuan, a Bangkok Post reporter, and author of ‘Secrets, Trickery and Camouflage: The Improbable Phenomena’, Thaksin and his political rivals have been waging black magic battles to control Thailand for a considerable time. Thaksin performed several ‘saiyasat’, or black magic rituals, that he believed would allow him to rule Thailand for life. He apparently not only believes he’s the reincarnation of a Thai-slaughtering Burmese king, necessitating karmic neutralizing rituals, but also the reincarnation of King Taksin, who was ousted, after he went mad, and executed in 1782, by the founders of the present Chakri Dynasty. It is also significant that the Red Shirts carry an image of King Taksin rather than that of the present king on all their rallies. Indeed, Pattaya’s Red Shirts paid homage to the statue of King Taksin, here, before departing for the Bangkok rally, recently. Some Red Shirt guards dress in the manner of King Taksin’s soldiers, and banners spell Thaksin Shinawatra’s name in a style reminiscent of the 18th century king. Thaksin’s rivals are similarly committed to the supernatural. The leaders of the 2006 Thaksin-ousting coup apparently went to Chiang Mai to consult the leading astrologer, who had also advised the previous coup leaders in 1991. The 2006 coup leaders apparently sought his advice both before and after their coup, which he had deemed auspicious, performing ceremonies with them in Bangkok afterwards to further consolidate their power. Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of the PAD Yellow Shirts, countered Thaksin’s supernatural rituals by daubing menstrual blood at the base of a statue in a black magic ritual, and not for the first time. Newin Chidchob, leader of the Bhumjai Thai Party, is dubbed ‘the Wizard of Khmer Black Magic’ because of his adeptship in the occult traditions of Cambodia. This faculty may be of particular value to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva who has yet to counter the curses laid on him by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who last year pronounced the incantation, “Let magic objects break your neck, may you be shot, be hit by a car, may you be shocked by electricity or [may you be shot] by misfired guns.” Western born and educated Abhisit is, in contradistinction to the members of the other parties just mentioned, super-rational. He has never consulted astrologers or occult practitioners to anyone’s knowledge, which may explain his lack of appeal to the ultra-superstitious rural majority. Thaksin has also accused Abhisit of being non-religious. However, Wassana believes Abhisit, because of his Thai heritage, gives a certain amount of credence to the supernatural and predicts he will perform a ritualistic ceremony once the current demonstrations have finished so as to neutralise the blood curse put on Government House, his seat of power. (Adapted partially from an article in Time Magazine)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those in Thai society, who worships money instead of god, lead to many people being abused by some authorities. The authoritarianism is the main hindrance in developing this country to be a legal state where all subject can equally enjoy the same justice. A growing number of people are now suing the authorities for damages in court, instead of complaining to the government who is criticised for their dogmatism. The judicial power remains the last resort for all of us who still trust in the word “justice”, and that it is equally applicable to all subjects in this land without “double standard”.
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Suing the authorities - Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? We received this e-mail from one of our reader who suffered from a wrongful arrest and intimidation by persons who appeared to be police officers. “I have encountered suspect corrupt police officers, but upon demanding that they identify themselves, so I can press charge against them in accordance with Section 157 of the Penal Code of Thailand, they simply refuse to answer, and also refuse to bring their superior officer to make it impossible for me to pursue them. I have two questions: Is refusal to legitimise themselves upon demand yet another break of duty? Secondly, Do I have the right to take a photo of them if they refuse to identify themselves in order to secure a trace, so that I may prosecute them in accordance with Section 157 of the Penal Code of Thailand?” Under the Thai Constitution and criminal procedure Code of Thailand, all police officers must justify any arrest and detention.
must also be issued by the court. The search in a private place cannot be made at night time. In your case, you may ask the person approaching you to show the warrant of arrest and also the warrant
of search if you are in your private house. If they cannot show you these warrants, you may exercise your right to defend yourself with the appropriate measure and degree as specified by Section 68 of the Penal Code of Thailand. Section 68.- Whenever any person commits any act for the defence of his right against another person, so as to escape from a danger arising from an act of violence which violates the law, and such danger is imminent, such act, if reasonable committed under the circumstances, is a lawful defence, and such person shall not be guilty. If you are doubtful if the person approaching you is a real police officer, or you believe the warrants are false, you may ask your Thai friend or spouse to call 191, or even the Pattaya Chief of Police who will be willing to serve and protect you. It is very easy to have his private mobile telephone number. In your case, you may take a photo of these persons to verify afterwards that they are the real police officers.
It is strongly advisable to contact your embassy or consulate who will come to protect your fundamental rights. If you can prove the identity of these police officers who attempted to commit a wrongful arrest, you may retain a good lawyer from the list at your embassy to sue them for breaching their authority under Section 157 of the Penal Code of Thailand. “Whoever, being an official, wrongfully exercise or does not exercise any of his functions to the injury of any person, or dishonestly exercises or omits to exercise any of his functions, shall be punished with imprisonment of one to ten years or fine of two thousand to twenty thousand baht, or both” “It shall be written, it shall be done” should be our prey to invoke the justice which will never come from law books without all of us, who will not be afraid of the big bad wolf, who is hungry for your money. h t t p : / / t w i t t e r. c o m / werachonlaw
day full of energy and excitement and a good time was had by all! We would like to say Thank
You to all of the parents who came to watch and support their child and to the teachers and staff of
MCCI for all their hard work and effort that went in to making this Sports Day a memorable one!
Under Section 80 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Thailand, the police cannot arrest any person without a warrant of arrest which must be issued by the court. There must be
by a police officer or it is understood that the person just committed the offence. However, the arrest in a private place requires the arresting police to have the warrant of search which
enough grounds for the judge to issue the warrant of arrest. In some special circumstances, the police can arrest a person who is committing a flagrant offence which is observed
Sports Day 2010
by Miss Rikke – MCCI Preschool A2.
Our annual Sports Day held last week on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19, began with a colorful parade led by our own Montessori Children’s Center International marching band. The children and teachers, including parents, followed the sound of the beating drums down to the main
playground where all of the day’s activities were set up and waiting. The children were assigned to one of three teams; the orange Racing Rockets, the purple Shooting Stars, or the green Flying Saucers; and given matching vests in their team color. After welcoming the parents to our day, the National Anthem was sung, dances were
performed by the children and the games were officially declared “under way! The children endured happily all of the day’s sports and games and cheered loudly to motivate their team to victory! After the day’s activities, a delicious Thai lunch was served by the school and trophies were awarded to all the teams. It was a great
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Fool in Paradise
Mr Fawlty is Unavailable Part 1 One thing I really like about living in Pattaya is the people I meet. They come from almost every country on the planet and, whether they are here to stay or merely for a week’s holiday, they all have a story to tell. I consider myself a good listener and enjoy hearing about other countries and diverse ways of life. Mostly, I enjoy the amusing anecdotes that even the most serious of travellers can relate. It’s almost impossible to travel the world without having at least one funny story to tell your friends back home. The following tale did not happen in Pattaya, nor even in Thailand. I won’t reveal the country in question but, if you are a frequent traveller, please feel free to substitute the country you consider most applicable. John runs his own business in the UK and is a frequent world traveller, partly because his business requires him to be and partly because he really enjoys it. Whenever he takes a business trip overseas he always adds a few days to do some personal exploring. (Don’t tell the British taxation department.) It was on one such trip that he had what he calls a ‘Fawlty experience’. John has always been a great
fan of the British comedy Fawlty Towers starring John Cleese, but he never thought the day would come when he would actually experience such a holidaymaker’s nightmare. It began early Monday afternoon when the 27-seater excuse for an aircraft arrived at the small, primitive airport. John made his way to the street outside the terminal building where a grand total of five waiting taxis had taken care of the other twenty-six passengers by the time John realized he had lost the race. As he turned to walk back inside the building to ask if there were more taxis available or alternative transport to get him to his hotel, he was approached by a smiling local lad. “Excuse me sir, do you require a taxi?” As a hardened traveller, John realized this was not exactly his knight in shining armour. Several given truths: of course he needed a taxi; there were none around; he was at this guy’s mercy; this was going to cost him big time. The young extortionist told him he had his cousin’s car and would gladly take him into the city. “How much?” was John’s first question. “Very good car, sir … have aircon,” the man smiled. “How much?” John repeated.
Bubba There was a man named Bubba and Bubba knew EVERYONE in the whole world!!! Once when Bubba got a new job, Bubba says to his new boss, “Boss, I know everyone in the whole world!” His boss doesn’t believe him, so he says “No you do not know everyone in the whole world” but Bubba says “Yes I do!” so Bubba’s boss says “Well prove it!” then Bubba says “Pick someone... and I know them!” Well Bubba’s boss thinks for a minute and then comes up with a name. “Tom Selleck! I bet you don’t know Tom Selleck!” Bubba says “Tom Selleck! Tom and I were in boy scouts together when we were kids!” but Bubba’s boss says “No you weren’t!” then Bubba says “Yes we were!” so they fly to Hollywood and drive
up to Tom Selleck’s house. Bubba knocks on the door and Tom Selleck answers and Bubba goes “Tom!!!” and Tom goes “Bubba!” and they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Bubba’s boss can’t believe it. But then he thinks “Well that could happen, it’s just one person,” so he tells Bubba and Bubba says “OK, pick somebody else!” This time Bubba’s boss has someone in mind! “The president, Bill Clinton! You don’t know Bill Clinton!” but Bubba says “Oh yes I do! Bill and I were on debate team together in college!” Bubba’s boss says “No you weren’t!” and Bubba says “Yes we were!” so they fly to Washington and they catch up with the President at a press conference. They work their way through the
“I take you to nice hotel for free,” the young man replied, obviously thinking John would be excited by that idea. “I have already booked a hotel.” “What hotel you staying in, sir?” “The Marquis Palace.” The guy moved in closer to John and whispered, “Oh sir, that hotel not very good. I take you to much better place. My brother manage nice hotel … very clean … very comfortable … same price as the Palace. The Palace not good, sir.” He shook his head in disgust as if to emphasise his last point. “How much to take me to the Marquis Palace?” John insisted. “You either take me there or I’ll find someone who will.” The guy replied, “Up to you,” and walked off. John was still wondering to which statement he was referring when, a moment later, a wellkept sedan pulled up in front of him and the same guy emerged from the driver’s seat to pop the trunk. He placed John’s luggage in the trunk and John slipped into the passenger seat. During the short drive into the city the guy kept explaining the virtues of his brother’s hotel while slandering the Marquis Palace. But John would have none of it; he was too wise to fall for such a scam.
The driver stopped outside a large building which John recognized from an Internet photograph. As he retrieved the luggage from the trunk he made one last effort to get John to change his mind. “How much for the ride?” John asked. “Up to you,” came the reply, which answered John’s earlier concern. John had been in this country before although not in this particular town. He knew the local cost of living and guessed a similar taxi ride in the capital city would cost around US5 dollars. He handed the guy $10. To his surprise, the young man said, “Sir, this is too much … but I don’t have any change. I will see if they can change it in hotel.” John stopped him as he began to walk towards the front door. “It’s ok. Consider the rest a tip for getting me here safely.” “Thank you sir, thank you,” smiled the driver appreciatively. He then handed John a business card. “This my brother’s hotel. It’s only 150 metres up there,” he pointed up the street. “Easy walk when you change your mind.” John thanked him, shook his hand then the guy drove off. As he reached the hotel
crowd until Bubba get’s close enough to catch Clinton’s eye and waves “Bill!” and the President waves “Bubba!” and after the press conference they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Bubba’s boss is stunned-- he can’t believe it. But then he thinks “Well that’s just two people in one country-- that doesn’t mean he knows everyone in the whole world!” so he tells Bubba and Bubba says “OK, pick someone out of the world spectrum and I know them!” And Bubba’s boss knows just who to pick so he says “The Pope! You do not know the Pope!” and Bubba says “The Pope! The Pope BAPTIZED me!” and Bubba’s boss says “No he didn’t!” and Bubba says “Yes he did!” so they fly to Rome where the Pope is giving Mass in front of hundreds of thousands of people. They work their way through the crowd-- without much
luck-- so Bubba says “Boss, we’re never gonna get there together through all these people so I tell you what-I’ll work my way up there and when I do, I’ll give you a sign that shows you I know the Pope!” and he leaves. Well Bubba’s boss waits and waits and waits and just when he’s about to give up, he sees the Pope come out onto the balcony and right there beside him is Bubba! Shortly afterwards, Bubba’s boss passes out. Bubba comes back and finds his boss passed out and he fans him and says “Boss! Boss! Wake up!” and when his boss comes to, he asks “Boss what happened?” Bubba’s boss looks at Bubba and says “OK, I can see Tom Selleck. I can see Bill Clinton... hell, I can even take the Pope! But when somebody standing next to me asks ‘Who’s that up there with Bubba?’ that’s a little more than I can take!
entrance, John wondered about the statement “when you change your mind,” not knowing those words would soon come back to haunt him. The reception area was large and ornate, with lounges, dining area, coffee tables and a long reception desk made from stained and polished wood. The strange thing was that for such a large room there were no people; either guests or staff. John hauled his suitcase up to the desk and smacked the call bell hard with his hand. A minute passed before a tall gentleman appeared from the door marked ‘Staff Only’. He was dressed immaculately, but like someone straight out of the eighteen hundreds. As the man slowly walked behind the counter John commented to himself the guy dressed like a pox doctor’s clerk. “Yes, sir, may I help you?” he asked John dourly. “Yes, thanks. I’ve made a reservation and I like to check in please.” The guy grabbed a large leather-bound folder, opened it to the latest page and pushed it in front of John. “Please sign the register sir, and include your passport details.” John did as instructed then placed his pen back in his top pocket. The guy turned the register around and perused
Pattaya Today 17 what he had written, like a school master checking an exam paper. “Yes sir,” he said without looking at John, “we have your reservation. Room 302.” He closed the register and grabbed a key from a drawer. “Please follow me.” John watched the guy heading towards the stairwell and looked around the room to see if a porter was nearby to help him with his suitcase. No such luck. As he hauled his luggage across the room he noticed an elevator near the stairs. “Hey, mate,” he yelled. “Can’t we take the lift?” The man on the bottom step turned. “Sorry, sir, the elevator is unavailable.” He turned back and continued walking stiffly up the stairs without so much as an offer to help John with his belongings. Six flights of stairs later, the guy headed along a corridor and opened the door to Room 302. He entered and turned on the light, then went to the window and opened the drapes to let the last of the afternoon sun brighten the room even further. John struggled through the door and was pleasantly surprised. It was a very large room with a double bed, desk, chairs, telephone, large refrigerator, television, wide closet and a huge bathroom which looked spotless. The guy placed the room key on the desk and stood at attention. “Will there be anything else, sir?” John knew this was a subtle hint for a tip but decided, since the guy had not helped him with his bags, he was certainly not worthy of one. “No thanks. This will do fine.” The guy departed without saying another word. … to be continued
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Amor Mango Mania Promotion Looking for that something extra special next time you dine out? Then why not pop into the Amor Restaurant and try one of the special seasonal Mango extravaganzas including Pork Fillet, Chicken Breast or Salmon Fillet with Rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins and cashew nuts in a light curry sauce. Whilst waiting, don’t forget to try one of their spectacular Mango Amor Cocktails. Royal British Legion Thailand We have joined forces with Thailand’s leading health insurance company and Pattaya’s top brokers (who have dropped their commission to Legion members) to offer massive discounts but still giving you top of the range cover, you have to be in it to win it!!!. The Royal British Legion meet at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2pm, or phone Bert on 089.807.2335. You do not have to have served in UK armed forces to join, you must however agree to the principles of the Legion. Decorum 10th Anniversary Decorum Furniture & Decoration celebrates their 10th year anniversary by offering their customers, free design on house and condos. For more information, visit their shop at South Pattaya Road next to Friendship
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Supermarket or call 038.410. 763, 038.420.203 Manhattans early dining menu From 5 pm – 7.30 pm diners can enjoy a menu of extraordinary quality and value. The two course option is 795 baht or three courses for 895 baht – both inclusive VAT. There are 12 dishes to choose from, one example being a starter of a Gratin of Smoked Fish, a main course of 200 gr. Angus Sirloin char-grilled steak with all the extras, followed by a dessert of Blackcurrant Pancakes with Chocolate Ice Cream. The a la carte menu is available from 6 pm to 10.30 pm. The restaurant is closed Mondays . More details on the website www. manhattans-pattaya.com Rotary Club Pattaya Marina French speaking Rotary Club, meets every Friday at 18.30 at Amari Resort. Call President Florent Pellegrin 086.565.1955 for more info. www.rotarypattayamarina. org Jazz Pit Pub Live entertainment every day, except Tuesday, at Jazz Pit Pub featuring Jazz Pit duo Rein on Vocals and Thomas on Guitar. All musicians and jazz singers are welcome every Monday with the weekly Jam session from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis
has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank, opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Try Greg’s Kitchen Cod & Chips Day every Friday. Great value only 299 B. Don’t miss Sunday’s 4 traditional Sunday Roasts (Lamb 299B, Beef 260B, Pork 260B, Half Chicken 260B) with all the trimmings. Also, all day big breakfast at only 199B, www. 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. pattayabackgammonleague. com British Embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the
Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation and reading/writing. Free introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to pattaya@ prolanguage.co.th 2 days before you wish to start. Jazz Club New Venue There is a new lounge bar, with the feel of a jazz club due to open soon in Pattaya. If you are a professional musician with a proven track record or an amateur with jamming session experience, we would love to hear from you. Call Joe on 083.246.7807 Archery Club Meets every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Pirates of Pattaya Shooting Club in Hua Yai. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www. pattaya-archery-club.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. 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
Chronic back pain
Many people suffer from chronic pain known as Sciatica but is rarely seen under 20 years of age. Sciatica occurs because the outer membrane which surrounds the spinal disc is loose, or ruptured, allowing the disc to protrude through the membrane. A herniated or ruptured disc presses on the sciatic nerve, the large
nerve that extends down the spinal column to its exit point in the pelvis and carries nerve fibers to the leg. This compression causes pain down the legs and numbness of the feet. The symptoms include: - Burning low back pain down through the leg - Numbness from the waist down through the leg and back of the foot - Weakness of the leg muscles - Abnormality in the control of bladder and bowel Causes 1. The disc can be damaged from an accident or when people move their spines in the wrong way, for example when heavy lifting, incorrect lifting, exercising wrongly or over exercising. 2. Aging process, sedentary life style with too little
exercise or over use of the spine can cause deterioration of the discs until they impinge upon the nerve.
Treatment Options Treatment without surgery This is suitable for patients with not very serious symptoms. The
treatment can include: -Taking pain relief medication -Physical therapy -Selective nerve root block Treatment with surgery 1. Nucleoplasty is the name of the procedure used to describe disc decompression using medical technology to ablate and remove tissue in the nucleus pulposus of the disc. Because tissue removal is achieved by inserting a small needle together with local anesthetic, damage to surrounding tissue is minimized. Nucleoplasty is also less expensive than the operation for disc removal. 2. Minimally invasive surgery (wound size under 3-5 centimeters long) is done by using Fluoroscopic X-ray C-Arm
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. Easter Celebrations at Sheraton Pattaya Resort Celebrate Easter Sunday brunch together with your family and loved ones at casual but stylish Elements Restaurant, overlooking Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s lush tropical gardens and the Gulf of Siam. On Sunday, 4th April 2010, share our gala Easter Buffet packed with Western and Asian delights enhanced by an array of live-cooking stations and join in our traditional Easter activities and games, including egg hunts and egg painting. Special! Kids aged 4-11 years old get 50% discount! For more information please call 038 259888 or email: sheraton.pattaya@sheraton. com. Address: 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150. Jameson’s Irish Pub Formula 1 Fanatics Club Are you one of those fanatics that just cannot bear to miss one of this season Formula 1 races? If so, the place to be each Sunday evening, on race days, to watch all the fun and excitement on one of the bars large TV screens, is the infamous Jameson’s Irish Pub. And you will not be alone, cheer along for your favourites and enjoy the suspense with other fans from around the world. Delicious Sushi and Sake at Mantra Restaurant and Bar Surrender to the taste
sensation of Mantra’s spectacular Sushi and Sake promotion, throughout April. Savour a wide range of well-selected, and specially for this month, prepared sushi combinations that will utterly indulge your taste buds and set your appetite on fire! For reservations and more info, call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email an enquiry or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Casa Pascal There is nowhere better to celebrate Easter this year than at the dining experience known as Casa Pascal. Check out a sample of their special Dinner Menu. A Glass of Prosecco or a Beer of your Choice Amuse Bouche - Spring Roll - Lamb’s Lettuce Salad with grilled Bacon, roasted Garlic Croutons and Egg or Char grilled Salmon & Yellow Tail Tuna nestled on crunchy Turnip and Carrot with a light Sesame and Soya Dressing - Mushroom Cream Soup with smoked Duck Breast or Pumpkin Cream Soup with pan-fried Goose Liver - Orange Champagne Sherbet or White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce Filet of Red Snapper with aromatic Herbs, Capers, Lemon and Olive Oil and Wine Potatoes or Roasted Leg of Easter Lamb with Gratin Potatoes and assorted Vegetables or Crusty Pork Loin Roast marinated with fresh Rosemary and Pommery Mustard, Horse Radish Cream and Apple Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and glaced Carrots - Cream Cheese Cake or Walnut Croquant Ice Cream and Blue Berry Sauce or Assorted Cheese from Europe 900 Baht + 7 % VAT. Tel for reservations 038 723 660
examinations to identify the anatomical position. This can be carried out only by physicians specially trained in fluoroscopic diagnostic procedures, radiologists and other specialists. In some cases, minimally invasive
technique is to insert the endoscope (diameter of 8 mm) through the muscle. The lens is attached to the end of the endoscope. After the endoscope reaches the damaged area, the surgical equipment is inserted through
surgery is done using the microscope so the nerve can be clearly viewed and damage to surrounding tissue is minimized. 3. Full Endoscopic Spinal Surgery: The surgery is done with the aid of the endoscope (Full Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy). The
the endoscope and corrects the disc pathology. In this procedure, the muscle tissue needs not to be detached from the spine and the bone is not cut. For more information, please contact Orthopedic Center, or call the hospital’s Contact Center at 1719.
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Beautiful, lovely, sexy, gorgeous, curvy and stunning. These are just a few of the words that we can use to describe the ladies we see around Pattaya, or are they LADIES? By any stretch of the imagination, we cannot be sure! Tourists who arrive seeking the company of ladies from the bars are often surprised by what they later find. Did they mean to? Do they then backtrack once they have found out? Or is it a fantasy to pursue quietly in the busy life of Pattaya. I witnessed a funny event happening to one of our deep Southern cousins from across the Atlantic during Songkran 2009. I could not help smiling as he divulged his innermost feelings over his mobile phone to his sister for all to hear. He was having a tattoo done and to lessen his pain he had consumed some whisky. On leaving the bar with his intended victim for the evening he felt important. What transpired later in the evening, when he discovered that his lady had more to offer than he had expected, left him feeling impotent to say the least. What was amusing was that, although he seemed angry at what had happened, he also seemed boastful at having managed to attract such a beautiful lady boy and seemed to be very confused
as to his real emotions. He was definitely unsure as to how he managed to let it happen but at the same time pleased. I found this hilarious, a burly man, speaking to his sister, who was probably stunned to think that she had a gender confused
Made up! Lady or Boy?
brother. I can only imagine her reaction and the conversation that could take place at the next family thanksgiving reunion dinner – who would be the turkey or got stuffed for that matter?
enjoy their night or do they try to forget it? Katoeys are generally accepted as part of the larger work force, in positions in hospitals, or in hotels as gracious receptionist and as waitress in
the experience. How could you not be inspired by the music, pageantry and ceremony in front of you, with the lady boys giving their all for us to enjoy the razzamataz. Like all females they love to look beautiful and
Another friend, a bit, OK a lot, worse for wear after a boys night out managed to allow himself to be talked into a massage. He also had a very large shock the following morning and, although he insists that nothing else happened, says he enjoyed the massage very much. Pinocchio also has a very large nose. I must admit having been there and seen for myself, the ladies with their make up look stunning along with their figures. Sexily dressed with hanging long dark hair, it is easy to get caught, like a fish in a net, if you’ve had too much to drink. I have seen naïve tourists in the bar, watched them be snared. Once netted, it is usually too late to turn back? Once you’ve left the bar with your chosen partner, their figure hugging dresses giving nothing away. The inviting smiles of the girls and looks from their captivating, lustful brown, oriental eyes drawing their intended prey in like a bee to a flower. Gracefully moving long legs which lure and often distract the intended tourist to make them interested and forget themselves. Waking up the next day, are they shocked? Did they
restaurants. For us ladies we can see their hospitable ways and well groomed personalities merge as any other female in society. Ladies come in different sizes, small, tall, short and slim. However when you do encounter a lady boy they are generally very slim and tall. Many have had the various surgical operations that are readily available. Some lady boys do have boyfriends and are in relationships that can finance their surgery, making them feel happier in themselves as any woman would. The hospitals offer many packages which include plastic surgery or adjustments for the breasts and genitals, along with the Adam’s apple or the complete sex gender change. Lady boys and females in general are forever striving for the perfect look. We want to please ourselves and our partners or for our work and self-esteem and confidence. Over the Christmas period I, along with my husband, daughter and some friends visited the Tiffany show. It was a fantastic, colourful display of dance and humour representing various cultures of the world. Many families were there enjoying
be noticed. For a less formal, lighter and funnier experience, you should visit the Malibu Bar on Second Street. It is a great place to go for occasions such as birthdays. Here you will find a smaller version of the Tiffany show without all its splendour and much more basic, where everyone can get up on the stage to join in with such celebrities as Tina Turner gaining notoriety. All of our genders have much to learn and strive for to accept each other. In Pattaya everybody laughs and gets along with each other. (Nong Tum) in the picture, made headway for the transgender community. She
Up and Away
Airports! Long queues, frustrated passengers with their passports at the ready! People surging forwards, not looking where they are going, eyes fixed upwards
Chill out! Relax have a beer and breath deeply! We’re all in the same position. Whatever your destination just let it happen, it’s not in your control anyway.
towards information boards. The airport check in area has become a hub for thousands of individuals each on a separate mission, dragging cases, mostly over others feet, behind them towards their gates.
Ranting at check in staff is not going to change or help your cause. You must plan and prepare, leave on time and not forget your documents. You cannot blame the airline for your mistakes or shout obscenities at
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their staff. Many people stand back and observe this chaos in total disbelief it is like a civil war developing in front of them. On the other hand some of the airline staff need to understand that they are working with the public and providing a service, not holding the position of a warden on a chain gang! They need too display a pleasant attitude and good manners. A friendly smile does go a long way to ensure that you, the paying public, do feel that you value their patronage! Patience is needed by everyone concerned, clear communication is vital – not always easy in South East Asia. A badge and a radio are tools to assist the public not to enable an erstwhile burger flipper into a modern day dictator! Sit back, take a break have a kit kat, a coffee or a cigarette if you smoke. I say it like I see it! Ranting Rosie
was internationally known for her part in the film the Beautiful Boxer. This does give us all hope that we can become what we strive and try for. Ladies of the world, we should lift our glasses to the lady boys for the tenacity with which they pursue their dreams. When we see the many different faces before us walking on the streets, eating in the restaurants, drinking a drink sat next to us in the bar, we know that acceptance is the growing word in the
world and we should smile and embrace it. Ladies if you have friends that are lady boys, you will have a great time shopping. I have such a friend, she is fun. She knows about all the cheapest deals. Best hair and nail salons and where to go for a massage The best markets, and shopping. Excellent deals are out there for you if you know where to go. They do! Sit and have a coffee with them, have a chat and a laugh you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Father Ray Day Care Center, enjoyed special treats for lunch today (Friday 19 March), courtesy of the young twins’ parents, internationally acclaimed Costume Designer, Opal Sangnark from Thailand and Canadian born, professional Musical Director, Philip Clarke. Ice cream was enjoyed as temperatures soared, though undoubtedly the highlight of the birthday celebration, were the ladies from a neighbouring food outlet who came to the evergreen environment of Father Ray Center, and cooked Kahnom Krok, a delicious Thai speciality made from corn, coconut milk and rice...yummy! Opal Sangnark was the creator of the national flag costumes worn by the ‘We Are The World Choir’ who performed so melodically at the Father Ray Children’s Village Celebratory Opening recently. Philip, her husband, wrote the arrangement and directed the Father Ray children in a unique version of the Michael Jackson/ Lionel Ritchie No 1 hit song.
Diplomats from seven donating countries, depicted by the flag costumes, were invited to the Celebration which was also attended by Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor and the British Hon. Consul.
Double Birthday Celebration at Father Ray Foundation Two year old Twins, Ophelia and Ananda shared their second birthday with the kids from Father Ray Day care Center on Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya. Over 130 needy children cared for every day at the
Freedrop Bar visit Fr. Ray Day Care Center
and pay for swimming lessons
Just before Christmas last year Little Em arrived at the Fr. Ray Day Care Center as he did everyday, travelling with eight other youngsters in a motorbike side cart and making the journey from his home on the canals of north Pattaya to the Fr. Ray Day Care Center on Sukhumvit. At the end of the day he made the return journey, ran in to see his mother and then went out to play with his friends. When dinner was ready
the mother called for her son, but Em did not appear. She walked around the local area asking all the neighbours if they had seen him, no one had. Once it got dark the whole community were out looking for this toddler, but unfortunately he was never found. The next morning the body of a little boy was pulled out of the water by a fisherman, and attempts to resuscitate him were in vain, two year old Em was dead.
Following this tragic event it was decided to give swimming lessons to the children at the Fr. Day Care Center, but professional teachers are expensive and the Center’s budget could only afford classes for the older children. That was until the Freedrop Bar on Pratamnak Hill stepped in and donated enough money to provide more swimming classes for more children. On the 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day, the Freedrop
Society Golf Tournament was held at the Rayong Country Club, which was followed in the evening by a charity auction
where all proceeds were donated to the Father Ray Foundation. On their arrival at the Father Ray Foundation to present their donation of 101,000 baht the committee members of the golf tournament were met by Brother Denis Gervais, Vice-President of the Foundation, who thanked everyone for their support before inviting them to visit the Fr. Ray Day Care Center where they met the children who will benefit from their generosity and who will soon be starting
their swimming lessons. Little Em’s life was cut short at a very early age, but what has come from such a tragic event is an awareness that all children must learn to swim at an early age in the hope that no more young lives end so early. The Fr. Ray Day Care Center is just one of the projects managed by the Father Ray Foundation. For more information about the work of the Foundation see their website www.fr-ray.org or email email@example.com
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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, When I was living in Malta about twenty years ago, they introduced a system whereby all aliens who lived there for more than six months in a year had to obtain an identity card. This card had to be carried at all times, the same as the Maltese nationals did. Many expats, mainly the British, were very angry about this, sending irate letters to the local newspapers about civil rights, invasion of privacy, the usual stuff. But after the card was in use for a few months, even most of the British had changed their minds about the card. It was useful in banks, collecting parcels, signing documents, so
passports didn’t have to be carried. Also, expats paid local prices for the inter-island ferry and other government services that tourists paid extra for—and pensioners travelled free on buses and had discounts at government exhibitions. If only the Thais would adopt a similar system! George Bannard
A system such as that would be very welcome here, and much better than having to carry a passport around. If resident expats were treated the same as locals it would stop the many complaints, mostly justified we believe, about extortionate doublepricing whereby Thais pay far less at attractions than local expats and tourists (whether or not tourists should be charged so much more anyway is an argument for another day). An added, and important, benefit would be that resident expats may feel rather more secure. Under
the present policies, with 90-days reporting and having to re-apply year after year, repeating the same pile of information, an expat often feels that he is merely being tolerated temporarily rather than accepted as a person who wants to live here. However, the prospects of ever having such a system in Thailand are very slim; politicians and bureaucrats would have to have a complete change of attitude towards foreigners who wish to live in Thailand. Dear Kris & Noi, May I ask a question about parking at shopping centers? As you know, many major retailers no longer give you a ticket or voucher when you drive your car into their parking lot. Big advantage (no need to stop to collect the ticket, then have it validated at the cash register, then stop to return it when exiting). So how come motorbikes are still required to collect
a parking pass, what is that about? Why do we need them, or why do the stores or parking lot operators use or need them? Can you explain? Curious Biker Our guess would be that it’s because motorbikes are far easier to steal! Modern vehicles are harder for casual thieves, whereas even teenage yobs seem to manage to nick motorbikes easily enough. With the huge market for bikes, they can be disposed of quickly, either sold or broken down into spare parts for a quick cash return on the steal. Although it’s debatable as to how much, if any, responsibility a store would accept for a theft, by issuing tickets they are at least trying to protect their customers’ bikes. Dear Kris & Noi, The baht seems to be getting stronger all the time against the main foreign
currencies, but the Thai government seems to be encouraging it. I don’t understand the money market, but it seems to me that tourism is an important industry to Thailand, but they are not making it worth while for tourists to come, and also expats who live here will be leaving. The exchange rate is making going out a problem, and even everyday living is now very expensive. I have family and friends who used to visit Thailand, but now they won’t be coming, as they can find cheaper places to have a holiday in South East Asia. But it isn’t just the government that is acting so stupid, it’s also the business people who deal with tourists. Food and drink in restaurants, even on stalls and food halls, are dearer, and bars are still charging too much for drinks. As for the girls, they are still demanding the same high fees, even though there aren’t many customers around. They don’t realise that the exchange rate is making it too expensive to take them. I can’t
understand why they don’t reduce their rates, if only for a while, to help us out. I’m managing to hang on here, but only just, hope it doesn’t get any worse. Borrowed Up Like you, we have no idea as to why the baht is allowed to be so strong, but the government must consider that it is in their favour to do so, even if it is detrimental to the tourist industry. Certainly some business people, as they do anywhere, have hiked up their prices more than necessary, but others are only compensating for their extra costs in an effort to stay afloat. What you say are high fees demanded by the girls seem perfectly reasonable to them, as they probably do to most punters. As their rates have hardly changed in years, how can you say they are too expensive, when their living costs have also risen considerably? And when the exchange rate was in your favour, how often did you give the girls extra because the sex was so cheap for you?
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The Curious Case of Alfred’s Affliction
by Alan S. Brown Tacti-lectomy: a surgical procedure, first performed accidentally in the 1930s, rendering the patient completely without the ability to refrain from expressing his feelings or opinions no matter how offensive; useful for those who are excessively polite and can’t stand up for themselves (also known as Milquetoast Procedure). I have a dear friend that I met here, in Pattaya, namedAlfred. He’s an octogenarian, but remains spry, lively and says whatever is on his mind. This often leads to loud arguments and physical altercations, as what’s on his mind is not always complimentary to the object of his commentary. At a recent party, for example, Alfred asked one of the guests, a total stranger, why he was so fat. To rub more salt on the wound, he immediately queried as to how this individual managed to have sex. The object of this abuse took it in good humor (as many certainly wouldn’t) and explained that he had no problem in the lovemaking department, as he was, in fact, blessed with large assets. Alfred once related to me that he told a female
acquaintance that she had an excess amount of facial hair and needed a shave. He didn’t understand why the lady’s boyfriend threatened to punch him out. Apparently he prefaced his remarks to the lady with “Now, don’t be offended, but…” We all know that when someone tells us not to be offended, a zinger is coming. By all observation, Alfred is an erudite, intelligent, sophisticated and caring gentleman. He’s conversant on myriad subjects, has a background in the arts and has accomplished much in his lifetime. As many of us, he made the decision to spend his golden years here in the Land of Smiles; specifically in Fun City (Pattaya). So, why is he so indiscreet when conversing with friends, acquaintances and total strangers? Alfred was raised in the heartland of Midwestern America. His father was a local government official and he lived a comfortable, although not lavish, lifestyle. He did well in nursery school and kindergarten and was well liked by his little playmates, as well as, his teachers.
As is common with young children, the local doctor, a general practitioner—himself an octogenarian at the time-informed Alfred’s parents that he needed to have his tonsils removed. However, a terrible and tragic error was made at the hospital. The surgeon
from The Golden Girls, but on steroids). Upon returning home from the hospital, Alfred’s family, friends and teachers noticed an immediate change in the heretofore mellow, friendly and affable young fellow. Once, when his teacher was
apparently misread the medical chart and performed a tact-i-lectomy instead of a tonsillectomy. Alfred departed the hospital out of tact, although his tonsils remained completely intact. Apparently, the part of the brain that suppresses the urge to just blurt it out was totally incapacitated. (Think Sophia
looking over his shoulder admiring his latest artwork, Alfred asked her why her breath was so stinky. “Maybe you should stop smoking or use more mouthwash,” the formerly polite youngster told the mortified teacher in quite a loud voice. He let all his friends and
playmates know if they were too fat, skinny, ugly, stupid or clumsy at sports. As Alfred got older, things just got worse. His parents received constant phone calls and complaints regarding Alfred’s outspokenness. He had to change schools, was banned from the local church, kicked out of the scouts for outing the scout master and faced a growing number of hostile former friends. Although Alfred developed a sharp tongue and offended many people; everything he said, no matter how derisive, was true to the best of his knowledge. He just didn’t have the ability to keep his opinions and feelings in check, no matter the consequences. In high school, Alfred ended up in many fights because of his outspokenness. His parents, at their wits’ end, enrolled him in karate school so he could defend himself. They also spent countless dollars on psychological therapy, something almost unheard of in that part of the country during the early part of the twentieth century. However, as the actual cause of Alfred’s affliction was the botched operation all those years before, no amount of
counseling would help. When Alfred attended university, things just went from bad to worse. When he went to the funeral of his roommate’s mother, he commented how hot she looked and regretted that he never had the chance to “do her.” Once, he ran into his sister-in-law at a department store. She had just emerged from the dressing room, trying on a new, expensive dress. Alfred suggested that she save the money for the dress and use it to join a gym if she wanted to look half way decent. Finally, though, Alfred found a healthy outlet for his outspokenness. He changed his major to drama and became an actor. Although never an “A-list” star, you probably saw him as a character actor in a host of “B” movies, including “The Monster that Devoured Cleveland” and “Orgy at Lil’s Place.” More importantly, he became the darling of the paparazzi and gossip columns for his off set antics and outrageous opinions. Now, enjoying his retirement here in Sin City, Alfred continues to state his unfiltered opinions and piss people off.
The Nerdwell Plan for Plastic Bags
Currently a great controversy is raging about the proliferation of environmentally unfriendly plastic bags. To curtail it, some environmentalists have proposed that supermarkets, department stores, and shopping malls should charge a small fee—say one or two baht—for each plastic bag they provide to customers. Indeed, on a recent visit to Taiwan I discovered that some stores were doing
exactly that. You had to pay NT$1 (the NT dollar is roughly equivalent to the Thai baht) if you wanted a plastic bag to carry your purchases in. I bought one, kept it in my shoulderbag, and used it throughout my stay. It boosted my self-esteem and gave me a righteous feeling to have joined the ranks of eco-friendly, love-the-planet green dudes. My friend Fardley Nerdwell was quick to weigh in on this issue, and proffered the following plan for Thailand, which I present in his own words: It’s not that there’s anything wrong with plastic bags. I recall a time in my distant youth when the plastic bag hadn’t yet been invented. What did we carry our groceries in? We used paper bags for lightweight stuff, cardboard boxes for heavy. Both materials were biodegradable, hence friendlier to the environment. When plastic bags first appeared on the scene, they were so handy for wrapping and storing things in that I used to collect them. But now things have gotten out of hand. There are too many of them, they’re usually thrown out after being used only once, and they last forever. They clog our rivers and pollute the seas.
Turtles, fish, and animal life get caught in them and die painful deaths. We must curb the profligacy of plastic bag usage by limiting production and making people pay for them. A plastic bag should be a possession to be esteemed, a treasure to be cherished, a prestigious accessory to be flaunted proudly at posh parties attended by the glitterati. This can’t happen if there are too many of them. I envision a scenario in which people will purchase one plastic bag and try to make it last as long as possible. Each bag will be stamped with the date of purchase. Prizes will be awarded annually to the shopper who can produce the oldest plastic bag. I foresee a grand event: In 2030, the prize for Environmental Hero(ine) of the Decade will be awarded to Mrs. Emma Bollocks, age 95, who possesses a grungy and tattered plastic bag purchased in 2011. The plastic bag will become symbol of proactive and aggressive environmentalism. The slogans imprinted upon them will encourage green thinking: “Go green, dude!” “I’m keen on green!” “One shopper, one bag!” They’ll also rebuke potential rapists of the Earth: “I’m greener
than you!” “Don’t be a bag wastrel!” “Throw away a bag and you kill a baby harp seal!” An entire lexicon of insults will malign profligates who use more than one bag: bag hog, bag thug, bag perp, criminal of bagdom. For women, bag hag. Properly designed, plastic bags will become a fashion icon. Women will vie to see who can carry the most trendy bag, imprinted with flowers, the faces of fashion models, and advertisements for Armani, Gucci, and Yves St.-Laurent. Men will carry macho bags imprinted with automatic weapons, helicopter gunships, Stealth bombers, and photos of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger armwrestling. The question will arise: How will shoppers carry their plastic bags? Women will carry theirs in their handbags; men in their pockets. But to stimulate the interest of fellow shoppers, women will be permitted— nay, encouraged—to carry their bag under their bra. To preserve the pleasing symmetry with which bras (and their contents!) have always been associated, women will be granted a concession. They’ll be allowed to carry two bags— one under each cup. Male
shoppers will surely snap to attention whenever a woman shopper artfully lifts her blouse and disengages her plastic bag from beneath her bra. For the sake of sexual equality, men will be encouraged to carry their bag in their crotch. Bored checkout girls will experience a renewal of motivation whenever a handsome male shopper steps up to the cash register, unzips his fly, and pulls out…a plastic bag. Alas, some deviant shoppers, desirous of arousing the prurient interest of the opposite sex, may be tempted to cheat. Some women may try to stuff two or three bags under each cup, so as to enhance their supposed endowments. For the same purpose, some shameless men may stuff four or five bags in their crotch. To thwart such criminal designs, environmental police, colloquially dubbed bag cops, will be deployed at all shopping malls to make random checks of suspicious-looking bras and crotches. Shoppers guilty of carrying multiple bags, a felony called polybaggy, will receive a stern warning for the first offense and a severe scolding for the second. For the third offense,
guilty polybaggists will be hustled out to the parking lot, tied to whipping posts, and publicly flogged. Bags will be used for so long that they’ll come to be regarded almost as an extension of the user’s persona. People will become as fond of their bag as they are of a beloved pet. In their most private and intimate moments, they will take out their bag and fondle it. The aforementioned Mrs. Emma Bollocks, upon receiving her award, will gush, “I love my old bag so much I’ve given her a name. I call her Bagatelle.” Her husband, Mr. Jeremy Bollocks, 97, will josh, “I love my old bag too. I call her Emma.” Subsequently, Mr. Bollocks’s newly fractured skull will be attributed to natural causes. Other bag fans will give their bags names like Baggy, Bagger, Bagboy, Baggirl, Baggette, Baggella, and Baggine. There’s more, but we’ve run out of space, and I suspect you’ve had enough. S. Tsow, who rarely realizes when you’ve had enough, can be flamed at firstname.lastname@example.org, except when he’s busy removing his 18 plastic bags from his crotch.
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MSE – Comprehensive, UltraDependable Security for the Home and Business
Pattaya Today had the pleasure of interviewing Andre J. A. Machielsen, the owner and MD of Master Safety Enterprises (MSE), to discover exactly what services his company provides for the community. First, however, a short account of his history. Andre, who is Dutch, originally from Amsterdam, must rank amongst the longest staying resident foreigners in Pattaya, as well as actually being a Thai citizen, speaking Thai fluently and having been happily married to a Thai wife for 23 years; all four accomplishments of which he’s very proud. He’s been in the city for 35 years, since it was a fishing village with little more to recommend it than Walking Street and when Sukhumvit Road was half the width of Pattaya South Road. His security company, MSE, is the oldest of its type in Pattaya, established for 23 years, with the most comprehensive, state-ofthe-art equipment available. Before he was a security consultant, however, Andre was a sport diver instructor, his first career move in Pattaya, he then moved on to become a deep sea diver, working in Sarawak and Labuan. He graduated from this to become a safety officer, whose main role was preventative and precautionary logistics, which represented a highly suitable basis for when he became a
security consultant that was further helped by his earlier background in photography, CCTV and electronics. Andre has accumulated a vast amount of experience during the time he has been in Pattaya and most importantly knows the mind of the Thai criminal intimately. He says the most common sort of thief is an opportunist, very often a low-paid construction site worker who approaches his intended target in flip-flops, armed with a screwdriver. Once having broken into the premises, he will leave his flip-flops outside and especially if he has to make a quick exit, will leave them where he dropped them. He is, however, inordinately dangerous, becoming totally desperate if trapped, which is why he must always be left with an avenue of escape. He will not hesitate to use his screwdriver as a knifesubstitute, so should never be confronted. At the end of the day, your personal safety and that of your family is considerably more important than tangible possessions; they can be replaced, the lives of your loved ones or yourself cannot. In today’s economic climate, the burglar is becoming increasingly desperate, especially drugusers, who may be hypedup during the crime attempt and therefore infinitely more prone to resort to violence, even in cases of petty theft. However, even of you
don’t have the added danger of surprising a thief in the act because you came back home too late to prevent it, the emotional shock of having had your home or business premises broken into can stay with you and your family, or your staff for an inordinate amount of time, even if you aren’t aware of it, in which case it will slowly but surely fester in your subconscious, producing untold psychological damage. There is really only one way to avoid this trauma, be prepared. Home security doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive, but at the same time, don’t be tempted to sell yourself short by buying inadequate protection which, when faced with an emergency such as a
break in, frequently proves to be completely useless and essentially no protection, whatsoever. Consider it as a long-term investment and never ask yourself if you can afford protection, ask yourself if you can afford not to have it. MSE prides itself on the quality of service and equipment it provides. It has long track-record of happy and satisfied residential and commercial clients. MSE guarantees to only design and install equipment which is approved by certifying agencies according to the international standards regulating the security industry. And as Andre emphasizes “many people rely on the dependability
of our security systems. Whether you are present or away, you are assured that your family, home or business is secure.” Some of the products supplied by MSE are as follows: • residential and industrial security systems • 24-hour alarm central monitoring station • intruder alarms, wired, wireless, ISP systems • closed circuit TV, including GPS (internet viewing) • access control, card & biometric technology • gate automation, sliding & swing • secure u-PVC doors and windows, including double glazing • fibre-optic cabling and micro wave links. • GPS tracking systems for cars and people. • high voltage security fencing • insurance consultancy. Andre emphasizes that he specialises in peripheral security rather than that only installed inside the building, making the point that the outside of the house should be the first line of defence, because if all the security systems, like motion sensors, are within the premises, the burglar is already inside and hence your defences have been breached. For Andre an external network of infra-red beams is far more effective, or, even better, high voltage security fencing. This works on the pulse principle so if a would-be intruder touches
it, he gets a momentary but extremely effective shock which ensures he never returns to experience it a second time. Andre encourages inquiries and stresses that surveys and quotations are free, both of charge and obligation. Before we go, we should also tell you that, apart from his security consultancy, Andre is also part of a well known magic act,
with the persona of Captain Treetops, in partnership with Dr. Penguin. Master Safety Enterprises Ltd. 124/55 M10 South Pattaya Rd. (next to the Shell petrol station), Pattaya City, Free survey/advice tel - 038-426 423, Tel. 038489-102/3, E-mail master@ loxinfo.co.th, Website: www. thaisecurity.com
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Father Ray Foundation visits Queen Victoria Cruise Ship
The luxury cruise liner ‘Queen Victoria’ paid a visit to the nearby port at Laem Chabang on Sunday 21st March as part of its annual voyage around the world, and the children from the Father Ray Foundation were invited to visit and entertain the guests and give those on board a glimpse of the culture, music and sounds of Thailand. On arrival at the port the children were in awe at the sheer size of Cunards latest ship, and once on board they were served an afternoon tea of delicious filled bread rolls and cream cakes before the children went off to meet the ship’s Captain. Brother Denis Gervais, Vice-President of the Father Ray Foundation gave a talk about the work here in Pattaya before showing a short film to the audience which numbered over two hundred It was the students from the Pattaya School for the Blind who opened the show with a beautiful performance where
several students played the Angalung, a traditional Thai instrument and they were accompanied by the School’s singers and dance troupe. Waiting nervously
backstage to follow the blind students were the girls from the Fr. Ray Children’s Home who performed a hip-hop dance routine before the boys and girls from the Fr. Ray Children’s Village gave a stunning performance of an old Isaan song. For the more mature American guests in the
audience they were treated to a rendition of the old Doris Day classic song, Que Sera Sera, which was sang by the young girls who attend the F. Ray Day Care Center. Then it was the turn of the boys from the Fr. Ray Children’s Home to take to the stage and give an exhibition of Muay Thai boxing, and they had the audience cheering as the boys, the youngest being just six years of age, punched, kicked and elbowed each other, though no injuries occurred as the boys practice for many hours to make sure they do not hurt each other. The show closed with the students from the Vocational School for People with Disabilities performing their
wheelchair dance and just as all the acts that came before them they wowed the crowd, finishing their routine with one wheelchair being lifted into the air whilst its occupant performed a handstand, an amazing performance, and they received a standing ovation from guests and crew. For many years the Father Ray Foundation was invited to visit the QE II when it stopped in Thailand on its way around the world but this is the first time the children climbed on board
not have to deal with any stowaways. The Father Ray Foundation continues to care for and educate 850 poor, abandoned, neglected and abused children and
the much larger Queen Victoria. As the children left the boat heads were counted several times, just to make sure that everyone got off and the captain did
disabled students. For more information on the work of the Foundation check out their website www.fr-ray.org or contact email@example.com
REBA-ES Committed to Higher Standards Recently twelve Pattaya real estate brokers, all members of the Real Estate Broker Association Eastern Seaboard (REBA-ES) and the Real Estate Broker Association of Thailand (REBA), received their certificates for the successful completion of the prestigious NAR course: ‘Certified Residential Specialist’ (CRS). The NAR-CRS ‘Certified Residential Specialist’ (CRS) course was held between the 1st and 4th February 2010 in Bangkok and sponsored by the Thai Appraisal foundation and REBA Thailand. In a ceremony conducted by Khun Paisan Bundityanond (Founder and Charter President of REBA Thailand, Founder and Honorary Chairman of REBA-ES and owner of Rabbit Resort, Pattaya), Dr. Somsak Muneepeerakul (President of
REBA Thailand), Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai (President of Thai Appraisal Foundation) and Gail G. Lyons (NAR/ CRS Certified Instructor, REALTOR® for 27 years and Owner of Boulder Real Estate Services, USA) the following delegates were presented with their Certificates: Mr. Grant Babinyan, Executive Director, Farang Ru Mr. Denis Nemstev, Managing Director - Farang Ru Mr. Heiner Moessing, Sales Director - Siam Properties Mr. Markus Probst, Managing Director ACI Enterprises Mr. Denis Golubov, Senior Property Manager - Sayama Group Mr. Robert Watson, Sales Director Five Star Villas & Condos Mr. Gareth De Silva, Managing Director
Benchmark Property Consultants Mr. Paul Eddershaw, Property Consultant – Town & Country Properties Mr. Mark Welch, Managing Director One Stop Real Estate Mr. Tommi Jaspers, Sales Manager – One Stop Real Estate
MissThanyamaiTotharong, Managing Director – AAAA Properties Mr. Cyril Devouassoux, Chief Consultant – Global Solidor Enterprises The above-named members of REBA-ES who received the CRS Designation completed advanced courses
(4 days), demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate and successfully completed and passed all of the course exams (x4). CRS – The Symbol of Real Estate Excellence CRS is a designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest notfor-profit affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NARUSA). The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation is the highest credential awarded to real estate brokers in residential sales. It is recognized internationally as the symbol of success, career excellence and professionalism. The CRS designation is the most rigorous residential designation: the “PhD” of the residential real estate
profession. Earning the CRS requires completing comprehensive educational requirements, as well as providing a proved track record of sales that are above average. CRS advance training gives the broker in-depth knowledge about business planning, making listing and sale presentations, negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers’ and sellers’ best interest and building a referral business. 48,000 real estate brokers worldwide (only 4% of NAR members) have received this prestigious recognition. National Association of Realtors® The National Association of Realtors (USA) founded 1908 in Chicago USA, its one on the USA’s largest trade associations with over 1.2 M members.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. The twelve successful Pattaya REBA-ES CRS delegates have not only qualified for CRS membership, but have also qualified for and will become members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ‘REALTOR®’. Their official membership certificates are due to issued within the next few weeks and you will see the CRS and NAR logos prominently displayed by the qualified members. When you see the REBAES logo you can be assured that this broker is committed to higher standards.
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Punchline Comedy Club gets ready for another Hilarious night!
Anyone who attended the first Punchline Comedy Club extravaganza at the former Henry J Beans, Amari Hotel at the far end of Beach Road, will know what a superb, hilariously funny evening was enjoyed by all. And now it is time to do it again, with three of the top comedians on the international circuit making their way to Pattaya to bring you the finest comedy available anywhere in the world. This second Punchline Comedy Club will take place at the same venue, however, after a radical makeover, and rename, it is now called ‘The Tavern’ and serves a selection of the finest British food at realistic prices. And the date for their next comedy capers is the 22nd April and what a fantastic night it promises to be. On this occasion you will be entertained by Carl Donnonly, Mike Gunn, and Mark Billingham, here is an insight into why these guys are the best of the best. Carl Donnoly Carl started performing stand-up regularly in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new comics climbing the comedy ladder. Despite being a relative newcomer, his conversational style and silly sense of humour have seen him win a host of awards and become a regular act and MC at clubs all over the country (and the world having also performed in Singapore, Dubai, Oman, The Netherlands and France among others!). TV - Paramount Comedy’s ‘Edinburgh and Beyond’ (2008), ITV2’s ‘Comedy Cuts’ (Series 3), Grouchy Young Men (Comedy Central) and most recently as the guest Stand-Up on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC 3) and the warmup for BBC’s Never Mind
The Buzzocks Carl has appeared as a performer on Radio 4’s ‘28 Acts in 28 Minutes’ and Loose Ends as well as appearing as a guest on 5Live (Various), 6 Music (Various) and a number of other radio stations. Part of the 2009 ‘Best of the Leicester Comedy Festival’ Tour as well as a support act on various tours including Russell Howard’s ‘Wandering’, Jim Jeffries ‘Second Coming’ and Rhod Gilbert’s ‘What’s Eating Gilbert’s Grape’, Carl is also the first comedian to support a DJ on tour following his involvement in DJ Yoda’s ‘National Video Vacation’ tour. Mike Gunn Mike Gunn’s history is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. As a child
the young Gunn was more interested in doing projects on implements of torture than playing football. A misspent youth and a series of grim jobs cultivated his cynical outlook on life and a perverse desire led him to the world of stand-up. A self-confessed pessimist, he describes himself as “not a natural choice for a career in laughter”. His lugubrious comedy has been described as ‘drier than a dead man’s bones’. He has a rare ability to walk close to the line of what audiences find acceptable and yet still remain likable and funny. His reputation for being a bit unfriendly, a touch dark and even sexist is really not true. In real life he’s loving, warm and philanthropic. Just a bit misunderstood. He has performed internationally, taking his talent to Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia and to Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy
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Festival, where he completed a five-week sell-out season. He also had the dubious honour of being the first comic to ever play in Kuantan, East Malaysia Television appearances include The Gas (CH4), The Comedy Store (LWT), Live At Jongleurs (CH5), and Al Murray’s sit-com ‘Time Gentlemen Please’. He has also been a regular contributor for The Guardian. He has written for Time Out, The List, The 11 O’clock Show (CH4) and even Match of The Day Magazine. Mark Billingham Mark began peddling his particular brand of nonsense that apparently passes for comedy, in March 1987. Since that time, he’s appeared on over thirty radio and TV shows, played every comedy club in the UK and bought a new hat. As a regular performer and MC at London’s world famous Comedy Store, Mark talks dirty, waxes lyrical about animal husbandry and takes the piss out of people’s shirts. Mark has been described as: “Sharp and entertaining” The Guardian. “One of the very best of the newer talents” The Sunday Times. “A massively talented comedian” The Manchester Evening News.
“Lower than filth” An angry caller to the BBC. Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and standup comedian his first crime novel was published in 2001. Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller. So as you can see there is
a superb line-up of some of the very best comedians the international circuit has to offer, and this is one night you should pen into your diary immediately. You can purchase tickets from the Amari Hotel or telephone Mix 88.5 Radio Station for further information on 038 075 293. Look forward to seeing you all on the night, but don’t forget to bring your box of
tissues to wipe away those tears of laughter.
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Unscrupulous Brit Expat Real Estate Agents Beat Up Compatriot In Property Scam Hua Hin may be becoming one of Thailand’s new property scam venues. No longer merely the sedate seaside refuge of Thailand’s king, new murderous foreign property scam merchants are moving into town and audaciously incapacitating anyone who stands in their way. Keith Burbage, 56, a retired Brit, who attempted to retaliate by suing after being ripped off over a house purchase, was mercilessly beaten, reportedly at the behest of unscrupulous British expat real estate agents, incensed at being sued by Mr.B.
The World’s First Set Of Male Elephant Twins Born In Thailand History was made as a female Thai elephant gave birth recently to the world’s first set of male twins, Thong-Kum and Thong-Tang, that were born two hours apart in rural Tha Lad in Surin; an extremely rare occurrence. Thailand’s other pair of elephant twins, females Jim and Joom, were born in 1993, but one of them died nine years ago. As the national animal, elephants are held in high esteem in Thailand although in a century, their numbers have fallen from 100,000 to around 4,000, currently.
Thailand’s First High-Speed Train Network May Start To Be Built Next Year Thailand’s first high-speed train network may start construction next year, according to Deputy PM Trairong Suwannakhiri. The first route planned in the Bt800 billion programme will be the Bangkok-Rayong line, which passes through Pattaya. Four high-speed routes, linking Bangkok to Padang Besar, Nong Khai and Chiang Mai, covering 2,000 kms. of new track, will cut journey time down to the capital to under five hours from all corners of the country. Top suppliers from Germany, France, China and Japan will be invited to bid for contracts.
All Is Definitely Not Doom And Gloom In The Share Market Market analysts remain largely optimistic about Thailand’s economy, despite the recent political unrest. They consider its growth fundamentals are still in place, supported by the strong growth in its exports, recently. The government has been making business conditions more attractive, giving investors the chance to buy into Thailand’s growth. Leon Perera, of Spire Research and Consulting, recommended buying shares directly in those who are setting up companies, because the Thai Board of Investment will probably be more prepared to offer generous incentives to encourage investment.
Nissan Launches Its March Eco-Car To Great Fanfare. Recently, Nissan Motors launched its much-awaited, low-cost, economical 1,200cc compact car, called “March” in most of Asia and “Micra” in India, Europe and other markets. The vehicle is being sold for between Bt375,000 – 537,000, effectively 20% cheaper than their competitors’ equivalents. Nissan wants to sell over 1 million cars annually by 2013 in 160 countries, with Thailand, China, India and Mexico being the 4 main manufacturing and export hubs, and intends to be a major force in the swiftly growing eco-car industry.
Flu Victim Not Red Shirt Protestor As Originally Announced But Interior Ministry Volunteer Initial report from the Ministry of Health indicated that that a Red-Shirt protestor had been admitted to hospital suffering from the A(H1N1) flu virus. Later, however, this report was changed to indicate that the flu victim was actually an Interior Ministry volunteer monitoring the situation. The first announcement, some say, may have been to alarm the protestors, if so it was ineffectual. The medical authorities haven’t yet revealed whether victim caught flu at the protest or from his home in Phetchaburi.
Two Welshmen Killed In A Motorbike Accident Whilst On Holiday Died Accidentally Two friends, Alex George and Matthew Jenkins, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, who were killed in a motorbike crash in Thailand, were riding at “very high speed” and came off on a tight bend, possibly having swerved to avoid a dog in the road. The two men hit their heads on the concrete road, also sustaining multiple injuries, from which they died. The Welsh coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death with no suspicious circumstances or third party involvement.
American Student Volunteers To Come And Aid Elephant Conservation In N. Thailand 15 American Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy students are heading for Thailand for two weeks in May. While here, the students will learn about elephant conservation and work alongside members of the hill tribes in the Chiang Mai region. “We will work in the rice fields, help in an orphanage and learn about the Thai culture,” Junior Cody Reid-McKee said. They don’t anticipate any language problems because most Thais speak English, they think! No doubt they can communicate using sign language.
Bangkok Public Transportation Systems Benefit From Red Demos After First Few Days The Red-Shirt protests weren’t all bad for the Bangkok public transportation systems it seems. Initially both the Skytrain and Underground reported a reduction in passengers, but after a few days, the passenger numbers rose with a vengeance. Bangkok Metro reported a record surge on the Underground on Saturday from its normal 80,000 passengers to 200,000, while the Skytrain, after seeing a 20% reduction in their ‘ridership’ for the first few days of the Red-Shirt demos, said the passengers exceeded their average numbers.
Century Logistics Which Had Intended To Quit Thailand Reconsiders. Century Logistics, which was considering closing its Thai plant due to having lost Bt19.5 million, has decided to downsize instead. “This move is understandable given the current political climate in Thailand which poses a risk to businesses in the country. However, Century also has an overseas presence in China and India and is looking at other growth markets such as Vietnam and Africa,” MIDF explained, which would offset its slowdown in Thailand. It also expects to benefit from the government’s economic recovery package.
Movie - Nak Prok - (The Shadow Of The Naga) has Monkhood Up In Arms Thai Buddhist monks are generally jai yen yen, but many are up in arms about a film they consider portrays Buddhism in a bad light. The 2007 film, previously banned, but now due to go on general release to audiences over 18 is called Nak Prok (The Shadow of the Naga). Among footage items causing offence are men dressed as monks shown touching women, being aggressive, shooting and killing, as well as having what the monks think is a totally inappropriate storyline involving men robbing a temple.
The Economist Banned For The Fourth Time From Thailand For Lese Majesty Offences Attempts to muzzle the foreign press might have worked for hard copy, but have had no affect on the Internet. The Economist was banned for the fourth time from Thailand’s streets when it wrote a royalty succession piece, offending lese majesty sensibilities, but that didn’t stop it uploading the same story on its website. Other media outlets, like the LA Times, also ran pieces on the same subject, which seems to be of particular interest to the world media at present.
Thai-Malaysian Mountain Tunnel Waiting For Final Go Ahead Thailand has agreed to build a tunnel linking its Satun Province to Perlis, Malaysia, which is only waiting for ratification from the Malaysian government to go ahead. The tunnel, estimated to be four kms. long, will go through the Bintang Mountain Range in Malaysia (1.5 kms) and the Sangkakiri Mountain Range in Thailand (2.5 kms). The project will transform the physical and economic landscapes of the surrounding areas, and also benefit the entrepreneurs and traders, both in Perlis and Satun.
Delays On Construction Completion At Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate Irk Jap Investors Industrial pollution from the huge Map Ta Phut industrial estate of petrochemical, metal and energy plants has caused record cancer rates and respiratory disease in the area, resulting in a ban on further development and the halting of construction of 76 projects, although courts have subsequently allowed 20 of them to finish building. The ban was brought about by environmental activists. But the delays, described as a bigger turn off than the protests, are causing anxiety among Jap investors, interested more in profits than human welfare.
Canny Thais Turn Increasingly To Non-Mainstream Media For The Truth About The Reds It seems that Thais are no longer quite so mystified by the Thai media as they once were. The media sources of both sides remained partisan and biased towards their own sides, under- or over-reporting the Red Shirt numbers,or stressing the health dangers on the one hand or the symbolic nature of the blood sacrifices on the other. However, many more Thais are turning to the Internet or alternative media sources for a more balanced view.
Nam Theun 2 Mega-Dam In Laos Goes On Line To Provide Electricity To Thailand The Nam Theun 2 mega-dam in Laos, criticized by environmental groups for spurring illegal logging, incursions into a bio-diverse region and relocation of villagers, and financed partially by the World Bank, has begun to generate electricity for sale to Thailand. The dam began commercial export of 1,000 megawatts of electricity, with some also sold to the domestic power supplier. Laos has argued that the dam and the over six others planned will help relieve poverty. Impact Of Red Shirt Demo On Thai Economy Currently Uncertain According To BoT The Bank of Thailand Dep. Gov. Suchada said recently that strong gains in the baht reflected foreign confidence in the economy. However, her assistant, Paiboon, stressed that impact of the current Red Shirt rally on the economy remained uncertain, although the lack of violence at the protests had helped the SET and foreigners had bought stocks, attracted by the improving economy and profits. The Tourism Council of Thailand boss cautioned, however, that the demonstrations may disrupt the sector’s recovery, somewhat.
Japanese Investors Still Confident About Investing In Thailand Despite All The Troubles Over 1,000 representatives from investment institutes, securities and asset management firms joined the Japan Roadshow, meeting 142 of Japan’s leading companies and 44 similar companies from nine other Asian countries. “Discussion with Japanese investors showed that they still have confidence in Thailand and are interested in increasing their investment in the SET, as the economic situation has tended to improve,” according to SET President Patareeya Benjapolchai, who also pointed out their strong interest in real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Golf Whiz Romps Home In The European Seniors Event In Nakhonpathom, 53-year-old Boonchu Ruangkit shot a seven-under 65 and set multiple records recently by winning the Chang Thailand Senior Masters. He finished three rounds on the Royal Gems course at 21-under 195, the lowest score in European Senior Tour history by three shots. He won the tournament by 11 shots, the largest winning margin in tour history by two strokes, being the first player in 17 months to win back-to-back tournaments on the tour. Red Shirt Rally Largely Peaceful With A Few Exceptions Although the recent Red Shirt rally which appears to be still on-going at the time of going to press, was commended for its essentially peaceful demonstrations, there were a number of violent incidents, some of which directly affected the Red Shirt protesters. One such targeted a group pf demonstrators in an attack by three giant firecrackers at the Royal Plaza, injuring one of the protestors. Other incidents involved three bombs and several M79 grenade attacks on soldiers by persons with no known affiliations.
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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Moving Your Pension To A QROPS A comparison of UK Pension Plans to QROPS
time without penalty, should you ever decide to repatriate. 2. When you purchase an annuity your pension fund goes to the annuity provider, and when you die nothing is returned
1. If you leave your funds in a UK Pension fund, the subsequent pension income is UK taxable regardless of where you are living in the world. QROPS is paid offshore tax free. However, if you live elsewhere in the world outside the UK, you are responsible for declaring your QROPS income for tax purposes where you reside. Properly structured this could result in you paying significantly less tax. Provided your income is kept within Government Actuarial Department (GAD) limits, you may move your pension back to a UK pension scheme at any
to your family or estate. With a QROPS you control the fund and 100% of the remainder passes to your family or estate on death, 100% free of Inheritance Tax. Any pension fund transfer into a QROPS is IHT free from Day One. 3. The Trustees of a QROPS are bound to act within the “Spirit of Co-operation” as agreed with HMRC when the QROPS was approved, and provide an “income for life”. Once you have been abroad 5 years, however, there is no reporting of your income taken from your plan to HMRC, and you are not bound by GAD
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limits. 4. There are strict guidelines governing UK pensions. A QROPS can invest anywhere, all held in Trust and thus avoiding IHT. 5. A typical final salary scheme will pay your spouse 50% of your pension if you die. With a Personal Pension Plan, if you select this option, it will reduce how much the plan pays you from inception. With a QROPS the residual fund can pass 100% to your spouse on death, allowing them to reinvest maintaining 100% of the income if they wish, or just spend it. 6. If you have the option to take a UK pension early, because actuarially you will live longer from when you have started drawing your pension, the UK pension will pay you less initially, thus reducing your pension by 5% to 6% for every year you have brought forward the drawdown. A QROPS can be taken from age 55 with no actuarial reduction for taking an early income. 7. A UK pension must purchase an annuity by age 75, depriving your estate of any residual value. With a QROPS you are never compelled to purchase an annuity, however, you can if you wish. 8. If the UK employer or ex-employer that holds your company pension scheme goes into liquidation then
your pension can go with it. Hundreds of thousands of UK pensioners have lost their entire pension plans, and the levels of compensation that the PPF will pay out could be as low as 30% of the original benefit. With QROPS the funds are held in a Personal Portfolio Bond in the Isle of Man which has the oldest Parliament in the world in continuous existence. Also, the island has been awarded the highest Sovereign Credit Rating “AAA” from Standard and Poor’s as well as Moody’s. Furthermore, to ensure the protection of the policyholder’s interests, a statutory offshore policyholder protection scheme is operated on the Isle of Man. The Life Assurance (Compensation of Policyholders) Regulations 1991 protects investors with Isle of Man-based insurance companies to levels at least equal to that available in other financial jurisdictions worldwide. The scheme protects investors in the unlikely event of an Isle of Manbased insurance company being unable to satisfy its claims. The scheme pays up to 90% of the liability of the insurer. 9. Traditional UK pensions hold all assets in GBP. In a QROPS you can hold assets relevant to where you are resident and avoid the risk of currency fluctuation. 10. Both UK pension schemes and QROPS allow a
Exile on Walking Street by Mr Pobaan In what economists call the developed countries, it’s difficult these days to be foreign. In the United States it has long been the case that, since everyone is a foreigner, no-one is. In the big European cities, a similar picture is developing. With around 8% of inhabitants in the major centres having been born somewhere else, meeting someone who doesn’t look like you and who speaks a different language is so commonplace that it no longer stirs the same feelings of otherness. Diversity is expected and celebrated. The melting pot has become a swirling caldron of variety, spinning out cultural, commercial and technological innovation. In Europe it would be a social gaffe indeed to ask someone ‘Where are you from?’ simply because their facial features suggest origins in Africa, Asia or the Caribbean. If their response is indignant
it could be because their family has resided in the same country as you for three or four (or more) generations. You won’t make that mistake again. Many people crave belonging. They want to be part of a family, a local community and a wider nation and play a full part within each of these. This can involve being economically active – creating wealth and opportunity through work – and politically included by taking an interest in the affairs of their society and voting in elections. Many, if not most, of the readers of this column have chosen a different life from this. Those of us who have decided to settle in Thailand have chosen to be foreign. As the paperwork we receive from the Immigration Office repeatedly reminds us, we are aliens. Despite the negative connotations of the terminology, the official line from our adoptive nation is actually not at all hostile. In fact, in a practical sense, Thailand is
openly welcoming to settlers from developed countries, on certain terms. What do they want of us, our hosts? When we first arrive, they place some bureaucratic hurdles before us. These are not serious, but are designed to remind us that Thailand is a sovereign territory in which we have no right to live and that, when they say we can come, it is a privilege. If we want to stay long-term, that’s OK, but we are not to consider ourselves part of the community of people who were born here. Rather, we are allowed to forge a parallel existence – we are to contribute financially by spending foreign exchange earned elsewhere, but not economically in the wider sense. The possibilities of lending our skills or experience to the nation through work are restricted. Permanent residence, without the necessity to report like a probationer, and citizenship, are rarely achieved by those of foreign
birth, so the engagement of newcomers with the political process is restricted most usually to ill-informed bar chit-chat. These barriers to integration are not a problem to many exiles on Walking Street. We have all chosen to be foreign and for many of us foreignness is a stimulating state of being, perhaps a reminder of an earlier stage of our lives. As an Economist writer puts it, ‘Living in a foreign country can evoke many of the emotions of childhood: novelty, surprise, anxiety, relief, powerlessness, frustration and irresponsibility.’ For an expat living in Thailand, many of the banalities of everyday life can be a source of wonder, while the unlikelihood of ever contributing to an election result here can emphasise the sense (felt with less justification even in our home democracies) that, whatever happens, it isn’t our fault. They want us to stay as long as we pay, but without legal reform and the attitudinal
25% tax free lump sum to be taken at retirement. However, a UK scheme may insist you wait for the scheme retirement age before you receive it. With a QROPS it is your choice, and you may also defer the income after taking the 25% tax free lump sum. 11. QROPS give a much higher level of life assurance cover giving your loved ones greater financial protection in the event of your untimely death before retirement. 12. A final salary pension or a purchased annuity is deemed “secured” and cannot be commuted. A QROPS fund is deemed “unsecured” and if your doctor tells you that you only have 1 year to live you may encash the entire fund, 50% of the fund if married. The Disadvantages Of Transferring Your Pension To A QROPS There are 2 main disadvantages of moving your pension to a QROPS: 1. Trust Fees – You will have to pay the QROPS Trustees a management fee, currently £1,250 per annum. However, the larger the pension transfer amount, the smaller this fee becomes percentage wise 2. If you transfer a final salary scheme you lose the “guarantee” of the income increasing every year Please note that not all of the changes that will surely come with time, more immigration, interbreeding and a more diligent approach by immigrants towards learning the language, they will continue to ask us where we come from. This week I visited the Thai Sea and Island Natural History Museum, a minor gem hidden away at Samae San, on the short peninsula south of Sattahip. The gem is so well concealed that I was the only, er, farang visitor and, because there was no-one to man the ticket office, they let me in for free. I say I was the only farang visitor, but I was accompanied around the various walks (great view, by the way) and exhibition halls by about a hundred 14-year-old schoolgirls on a biology field trip. My frequent encounters with these students on the many walkways consisted mostly of giggling (them, not me), but some were brave enough to show their classmates that they had absorbed a word or two of English somewhere along the way. Usually, the word was ‘hullo’, followed by more giggling, but the bravest of the girls had a stab at a full sentence and this was invariably ‘Where do you come from?’ It’s one thing to ask a foreigner a question in his, but not your, native language, but quite another to field the response. The first couple of times, when I tried ‘Pattaya’, this created such confusion that I opted later for more exotic origins, such as
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P. & N. Poolshop was formed in 2005 by Phillip & Nittaya. Philip worked as a competent building contractor for 20 years, mostly building private properties including swimming pools. Now, he’s the company’s director, sales, swimming pool design, pool construction supervisor, quantity surveyor and pool structural engineer. While Nittaya used to be a photographer before she became the company’s director, administration, purchasing officer and pool maintenance supervisor. Many residents and property developers in and around Pattaya are benefiting from Phillip’s many years of experience, expertise and knowledge in swimming pool design, build and maintenance. Questions that are continusioly being asked by pool owners. Why is the water in my pool forever cloudy? There are many reasons why this is a problem. Starting with the easiest and les cost, try. 1. Make sure that the PH is set correctly at 7.4 on your test sample kit. 2. Make sure that the chlorine level is set at 2.2 – 3.4 Monitor you pool over a 3 day period, if problems persist, then check the following. 1. The filter and the pump should be balanced ie. If you have a filter that has a filtration rate of 20,000 liters per hr.
then the pump should be of the same flow rate, check that the filter gauge is working, after a back wash check the filter pressure, the gauge should read approx. 10 psi. 2. Check the system for air leaks, if when the system is first shut down, listen for air getting into the system, if air gets into the system, then you
should call out an experienced system hydraulics’ engineer. The most likely cause is that there is a problem with the MPV. Perhaps one would only need to change the MPV. Seating gasket, of course the complete MPV. may need replacing, the life expectancy of an MPV. Is approx. 5 years, or less if the
filter is of an inferior quality (cheep Chinese ) 3. If air comes in to the pool lint basket, then check the pump connections, if these
connections are leak free then there may be a problem with the pipe work, again if in doubt call a qualified engineer.
4. How often do you change your filter medium? If you use sand from an unknown source, to which there are no guarantees, then this would need to be changed after 26 back washes or 2 years, If you were to use Zeolite which is made from crushed volcanic rock imported from Australia, then this medium will last for up to 7 years or 80 back washes. 5. The pool shell, what is the condition of the tile grout? Are there gaps in the joints, where there is no grout? If the answer is yes then this needs to be taken care of, because exposed concrete, plaster work, will break down with chlorine or acidic water, which makes the pool alkali, this will cause the pool to be cloudy and prone to green algae.
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Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Quick Tip Want to reduce your utility bill? Banish the broiler. Electric broilers use a vast amount of energy, so avoid them when possible. If you have the option, use countertop cooking grills instead; they use considerably less energy. Shower Scour Hi there, Andy. Any tips on cleaning bathroom floor tiles? I have an older property and where you stand has become discoloured, but under the shower mat the colour is perfect. I have tried neat house hold bleach to no avail. Any ideas? Trevor Several ideas, Trevor, but first a question: Why do you not stand on the shower mat? That asked, the first point I want to make is: Do NOT use bleach on a tile floor— neat or otherwise; bleach weakens the grout. As to the discoloration, it may well be an accumulation of body oils, soap scum and dirt that has been allowed to build up over the years. By now it may have become a permanent stain, but try one or more of these suggestions: Cover the area with full-strength liquid laundry detergent and let it
stand for two or three hours. Then scrub it down with a wet sponge. If necessary, cover again with liquid detergent and allow to set overnight. The next morning, scrub with a brush. If you still are left with discoloration, prepare a cleaning formula consisting of ½ cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia, ¼ cup white vinegar, and six cups water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, then saturate the stained area. (Works great on shower walls as well.) Wait about ½ hour, then brush vigorously. Non-Sticky Question I noted with interest your answer to Hilda about a month ago (‘Toss the Teflon’). We’ve recently relocated to Sri Racha where we are setting up house, and I had been thinking about buying non-stick cookware. But after reading your advice to Hilda, I’m having second thoughts about what kind of pots and pans to buy. Would Teflon be a wise choice? What are your views the best kind of cookware to use? Angela If cost and convenience are your most important considerations, Angela, by all means you should choose
nonstick cookware. Teflon pans are inexpensive, and the non-stick coating makes it easy and convenient to cook and clean, especially for sticky foods such as eggs. Even cheap nonstick pans can perform as well as high-end models. But be reminded of several caveats. The nonstick coating isn’t permanent. You probably will have to replace the pans in a year or two-once the protective coating peels or begins to wear away; continued use of a damaged Teflon pan may allow highly toxic chemicals to be released into your food. Furthermore, there is some recent controversy as to the possible negative health effects from Teflon pans that are heated to extremely high temperatures. Some contend the Teflon coating releases gases that can be toxic to humans as well as pets, especially birds. If such health questions bother you, consider a more expensive option: stainless steel cookware. Not only can it last for years, but also the material is non-reactive and durable, so you can use metal cooking implements and you can put the pans into an oven—neither of which are permitted with Teflon pans. On the other hand, food sticks to stainless steel, so more oil
must be used in cooking and more effort is needed to clean the pans. Bottom line: choose Teflon if convenience and cost are important factors and you do not mind replacing the nonstick cookware every year or so. If health is a more important priority, invest in good quality stainless steel, which could last a lifetime. Or compromise--use stainless steel for most of your cooking and buy an inexpensive Teflon pan for cooking things like eggs or fish. There remains a third option, which happens to be my favorite: cast iron cookware. Much more expensive, but a cast iron fry pan or skillet is a heavy-duty workhorse that cooks evenly, takes abuse and can be passed down to future generations. Off the Wall For the last month or so we’ve had a number of unidentified creatures on our interior walls, mostly in the bathroom. I have no idea what
they are. They just attach themselves to the walls. They don’t move or anything, as far as I can tell, and seem to increase in number everyday. Now we have about two dozen such creatures, each measuring about two to three centimeters in length. I’m sending you a photo of one, hoping you can tell me what they are, if I should fear them, and how I can get them off the walls. Gerhardt Judging by the photo and your description, Gerhardt, I would guess that your new household pets are casebearing clothes moth larvae. The good news is, they are harmless. The bad news is that they probably will remain on your walls for about two months, and they will return twice a year. To prevent them from becoming too attached to your home, suck them up with a vacuum cleaner and the brush attachment, and dispose of them in an
outdoor garbage receptacle. Once they are all removed, regularly vacuum your walls and floors to prevent the accumulation of lint, hair, and other such materials that the larvae feed on. Pay close attention to rugs, draperies, upholstered furniture, closets, corners, cracks, baseboards, moldings, and other hard-toreach places. Onion Store You’ve answered questions about storing some fruits and things, Andy, how about some advise on the best way to store onions and garlic? Tremont Good question, Tremont. First rule for onions: don’t store them with potatoes or they will cause the potatoes to rot. Secondly, if you store onions in a cool, dry, wellventilated location, most varieties will stay fresh for a month or more. For example, white onions will last up to three months, yellow onions about two months, and red onions about one month. Sweet onions generally do not store well, so use them quickly. Once you’ve peeled and sliced an onion, wrap the remainder tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Garlic should be stored at room temperature in a dry, well-ventilated place; larger bulbs will keep for at least 3 months, smaller bulbs somewhat longer. Once onions or garlic begin to sprout, use them as soon as possible.
Living the ‘Real Thailand’ in Pattaya It is often said, “Pattaya is not the ‘real Thailand’.” To quote a phrase from the musical Porgy and Bess, “It ain’t necessarily so.” Pattaya has the ‘real Thailand’ right within its city limits, and you can experience it if you choose to do so. Most tourists spend their Pattaya vacations between Beach Road, Second Road, Walking Street and Naklua. Many never even venture as far as 3rd Road. They assume everything outside of the main party area of town is strictly for Thais and are apprehensive about entering into their realm. Be assured, there is no reason to be intimidated about the Thai areas of town, and if you choose to spend a lengthy time in Pattaya, and especially if you move here, you can live much more inexpensively in the Thai communities. We all look at life from a different perspective based on our experiences and what we desire for our future, so the ‘Thai style’ of living is not for
everyone. Some foreigners prefer to live among the Thais while others prefer to live the same lifestyle they did in their country. In other words, some farang assimilate with the Thai community by attempting to learn the Thai language, eating Thai food, participating in Thai ceremonies and living in a Thai village. Others buy a condo or Western style house in a gated village and live as they would in their country of origin while enjoying Thailand only for its lower cost of living and lack of ice and snow. If you wish to assimilate into the Thai community you don’t have to move to Issan to experience the Thai lifestyle. Surrounding the districts filled with bars, GoGos and other entertainment venues, Pattaya consists of a normal community of Thais families who go to work at regular jobs everyday. One example is the Thai community named Phomsuk Villa, an older community approximately three hundred
meters east of Sukhumvit at the intersection of Pattaya Tai. On the west side it is bordered by a Thai grade school and the Wat Tham Buddhist temple. The east border runs along the new road alongside the railroad tracks. About ten foreigners live among the approximately two hundred homes. They hail from Australia, America, Germany, Sweden, Kuwait, England and other countries. A typical day starts at 4 a.m. with monks ringing the gong at the neighboring Wat. By 5 a.m. some Thais are cooking breakfast outside over charcoal just like Thais prepare meals out in rural Thailand. Since the walls of the houses are made of concrete the late sleeping farang rarely hear the families on either side. The community is in full swing by 8 a.m. with kids off to school and parents off to work. Around 9 a.m. the first food cart arrives and throughout the day more carts arrive, each with their own
distinctive sound. Without going outside you can tell what is being sold by listening to the bell, horn, tune, or klop-klop of two sticks being hit together. There is quite a variety of things to purchase; fish, squid, banana pancakes, sausages, fresh vegetables, ice cream, bottled water, completely cooked and ready to eat Thai meals and so forth. Many of the residents never go to a store for food. The village is also periodically visited by vendors selling ladders, furniture, home decorations, brooms, lottery tickets and you name it. Throughout the day there is always something going on, but the majority of activity begins around 3:30 p.m. School lets out, and Soi Wat Tham is a sea of children’s bobbing heads. Across from the school, along the wall around the Wat, vendors have set up selling all kinds of food. Every Thursday more vendors set up a market inside the Wat compound selling a large variety of food, clothing and other household items.
At the entrance of Phomsuk Villa a Thai family owns a convenience store that has two concrete tables with benches. Each night several farang sit for several beers, solve the problems of the world and enjoy observing the activities of the Thais. Kids playing in the street, bar hostesses going to work and baht bus drivers taking to the streets for their evening runs. By 7 p.m. children of all ages are out playing. Activities include jumping rope, shooting marbles, kicking a soccer ball, playing badminton and riding bikes. The activity is endless until about 10 p.m. when things settle down and families start bedding down for the night. Farang who live there absolutely love it. They get along wonderfully with the Thais and enjoy all the commotion. In particular, they enjoy watching the children play. It reminds them of when they were kids out in the street every evening playing.
The lower cost of living is a major plus. Rent a nice three bedroom town home for only 6,000 Baht per month. A home for sale can be purchased for as little as 600,000 Baht. A haircut costs 50 Baht, the laundry will wash and iron 80 pieces of clothing for 500 Baht and a large Leo is only 45 baht at the concrete table. Coupling that with buying food from the vendors and area Thai restaurants for 30 to 60 Baht per meal and life can be quite inexpensive. Besides, farang can venture down into fun town and be there in about fifteen minutes. For those of you who desire to experience what Thai life is really all about, you don’t need to live far away from other farang. Granted, this lifestyle is not exactly like living in a remote farming village, but it is light years different from the action of fun town and the way millions of Thais live in cities and towns throughout Thailand. It is all right here in Pattaya and available to you.
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Thailand Property Golf from The Bunker Jomtien 8 Ball League by Mike Gerrard
Mountain Shadow John Lee had the best round of the day at Mountain Shadow winning the B Flight with an amazing 43 points! Laurence Harding took the runner up spot beating Jackie McPherson, who’s playing some good golf lately, on a count back. Colin Greig just beat Keith Smithson by a point to win the A Flight and Gerry Cooney finished third again with 33 points. Results: A Flight: 1st Colin Greig (hcp 13) 36 points 2nd Keith Smithson (hcp 1) 35 points 3rd Gerry Cooney (hcp 13) 33 points B Flight: 1st John Lee (hcp 22) 43 points 2nd Laurence Harding (hcp 18) 30 points 3rd Jackie McPherson (hcp 21) 30 points Near pin winners – John Lee, Laurence Harding, Keith Smithson and Don McPherson.
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Colin Greig (left) celebrating with Gordon Melia McPherson went one better 1st Laurence Harding (hcp than he did on Friday by 18) 35 points winning the B Flight, 2nd Steve Coppell (hcp narrowly beating PJ by one 12) 34 points point and, wife Jackie kept it 3rd Gerry Cooney (hcp in the family by taking third 13) 33 points place. The cut was handicap B Flight: 18 which put Laurence 1st Don McPherson (hcp Harding in the A Flight 21) 33 points but that didn’t worry him, 2nd PJ Redmond (hcp 19) Laurence beat Steve Coppell 32 points by a point and Gerry Cooney 3rd Jackie McPherson claimed third place a point (hcp 21) 29 points. further back. Near Pin Winners – Tony Results: Robbins, Gerry Cooney, Steve A Flight: Coppell and Geoff Cox.
Golf from the Travellers Rest
by Barry Hooper
Great Week for Jimmy Merritt What a great week for Jimmy Merritt. He’s the son of a regular player with the TRGG called John Merritt. Jimmy has played a few times with us but this is a week he will never forget. You never forget your first win in Thailand. Jimmy took his first spot in a very big field at Greenwood on Tuesday with his great thirty-nine pointer. The numbers are reducing as the high season runs down but the quality of play is not. Score numbers were a little down on last week which shows that the courses are not getting any easier it seems. Detailed report of this weeks play. First outing was to “Crystal Bay” courses B&C on the 15th March. A good entry one full division and places from fourth. Fourth went to Howard Tylor with his thirty-three.
Thirty-five was enough to take third for S. Metha and Larry Simpson was one up on him at thirty-six for second. But the win was Mike Rushant’s with just one more at thirtyseven. Just two two’s on the day S.Metha and Roger Wilkinson Tuesday the sixteenth was a trip to Greenwood Good numbers and one very full division. The day was a great win for Jimmy Merritt who played some of his best golf ever here in Thailand to take his first win at the TRGG with a great thirty-nine pointer. Second was Howard Tyler with his thirty-seven and Bill McGarvie third at thirtyfive. Neil Allison fourth with thirty-two. No two’s on the day Thursday the eighteenth and our usual Thursday outing to Phoenix this time playing courses Lakes and Ocean. As is usual these days a very big entry and two divisions. Division Two was a win
for Richard Dobson at thirtynine and just the one back was Jeff Wilcox with thirtysix for second. Third was Jimmy Merritt at thirty-six. Division One was a thirtyseven point win for Alan Thomas after he took the count back over Howard Tyler. Third to fifth was
Just the one two and all the honours going to Tony Molloy Saturday the twentieth and off we went to our alternative weekend venue of Eastern Star. Entry numbers good and two divisions. Pay outs to forth place
This weeks winners on Saturday Michael Moreton, Jimmy Merritt (winner from Tuesday) Mod Chaviraksa, Wayne Harman, Pat Quinlavin and Alan Thomas another count down fight out In Division two Wayne with all players on thirty- Harman was top dog this six. Honours for third went week with his thirty-five and to Larry Simpson with his a great twenty three on the twenty on the back nine just back nine which beat Roger pipping Tewin Lamthong and Wilkinson’s fifteen pushing her nineteen. Mod Chaviraksa him to second place. Michael only had eighteen Moreton took third spot with
his thirty-four. Noel Jackson was fifth at thirty-three. In Division one Mod Chaviraksa headed the list with her thirty-five and fourteen over the last six which was two better than Pat Quinlavins twelve. Third also with thirty-five was Alan Thomas but he only managed fourteen over all of the back nine. Tewin Lamthong was forth with her thirty-three Only the two two’s from Garry Swan at the sixth and Wayne Harman at the thirteenth. 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 15th March at Crystal Bay B&C Mike Rushant 37 hc 13 Larry Simpson 36 hc 10 S.Metha 35 hc 15 Howard Tyler 33 hc 05 c/b John Merritt 33 hc 14 c/b
Tuesday 16th March at Greenwood A&C Jimmy Merritt 39 hc 32 Howard Tyler 37 hc 05 Bill McGarvie 35 hc 11 Neil Allison 32 hc 18 Piere Cere 31 hc 12 c/b Phil Battah 31 hc 15 c/b Thursday 18th March at Phoenix – Ocean & Mountain Division 1 Alan Thomas 37 hc 08 c/b Howard Tyler 37 hc 05 c/b Larry Simpson 36 hc 10 c/b Tewin Lamthong 36 hc 09 c/b Division 2 Richard Dobson 39 hc 16 Jeff Wilcox 38 hc 24 Jimmy Merritt 36 hc 28 Phil Battah 35 hc 15 c/b John Merritt 35 hc 14 c/b Saturday 13th March at Khao Kheow Division 1 Mod Chaviraksa 35 hc 11 c/b Pat Quinlavin 35 hc 12 c/b Alan Thomas 35 hc 08 c/b Tewin Lamthong 33 hc 09 Division 2 Wayne Harman 35 hc 17 c/b Roger Wilkinson 35 hc 16 c/b Michael Moreton 34 hc 25 Noel Jackson 33 hc 21
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by Mike Gerrard BULLY BYRNES BASHES THE BOYS. Yes, it’s that rogue from the auld country coming up trumps again. Very soon he will be going back to Ireland again where no doubt he will not be able to play as often (and in such pleasant weather) and he will become mortal like the rest of us again. A blistering 39 points gave him the first prize (You will forgive me for not inserting a photo this time. We are fed up of seeing his big grin every week?). In second place was the ever consistent GARY BLACKBURNE with 34 points and in joint third was BOB NEYLON, KEN AKESTER and MIKE
GERRARD all with 32 points. BOB NEYLON having the better back nine. Technical prizes went to ROGER ISON (2) KEN AKESTER and MIKE GERRARD, with anyone else who attended receiving a lucky draw prize as well as their first drink free. Time is fast catching up on our organisers of the CHARITY event on TUESDAY 30th MARCH 2010. There are still a few tee times open and the format is a two ball scramble of any combination of man and woman alike. (Plus anyone who is not too sure which side of the fence they are on yet. We can toss a coin to decide which tee they play from?).
The entrance fee for the competition is 600 baht which will go towards the aim of 50,000 baht for new drinking water facilities at the BAAN JING JAI orphanage in Pattaya. Any guest or non Phoenix member playing on the day can enjoy a special green fee rate of 800 baht plus 250 baht caddy fee and carts are priced at 700 for 18 holes and 350 for nine holes and two players can share is so desired. Official handicaps are required to qualify for the main prizes, but anyone without a handicap can play for many technical prizes and be eligible for the lucky draw, at the presentation (including free buffet) after the game. First tee times are at 10.24am.
Patrick’s Day) at the Pattaya Country Club. Fifteen players began teeing off at 0630 with heavy overcast skies keeping the temperature down and
a slight breeze making for a really nice golf outing. Some portions of the fairways were soaked while several greens seemed to need watering. As the last group came off the skies opened up and a real gully-washer came down. Sheltered back at Caddy Shack II, Herbie Ishinaga provided snacks and spicy dogs for the hungry players. A tally of the cards showed Michael Fischer coming in with a 36 with Dale Murphy close behind with a 35. Bob Benda also had 35 points but lost on the count back. Sus Ige, Arnold Van DerGraaf, Jim Hern and Gordon McKnight chased the leaders to no avail.”
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Three Sisters Golf
by Mike Gerrard
Mother nature had mercy on the golfers from Three Sisters this 17th of March (St.
Michael Fischer on the left with Dale Murphy on the right
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Golf from Tropical Bert’s
by Thomas Cotton
There was a time when we didn’t like Pleasant Valley, but there have been so many improvements and the club house has one of the best views of any I’ve seen in my life from the change room. One hardly wants to leave the change room, except the view from the restaurant is just as good. Thanks to the efforts of erstwhile Golf Chairman, we are still getting terrific green fee rates there. Nestled in a valley, the course still gets enough moisture in the dry season to keep the greens in good condition. The golfers used to complain that the course was too tough, but judging from the results this day, they now seem to have it mastered. There are still a few holes
Mashi, DB, Carol Kubicki, Don where it is a challenge for due to his playing partner the shorter hitters to get (your correspondent). Winners across the hazards and a Mashi Kenata, 42 pts rule enabling them to play Carole Kubicki, 41 pts their second shot off the red Derek Brook, 40 pts tees would go a log way to mitigating their deprecations Don Carmody, 38 pts of the course. Mashi really Near Pins: Dick Warberg, played well, with two birdies. Mike O’Brien (2), Neil Shaw When asked why he had done Long Putts: Richard so well, he answered it was Kubicki (2)
R2Q4 Q: Which Irish city is situated at the mouth of the river Farset (or Feirste)? A: Belfast. Nervous Wreck appealed for Cork, saying that Belfast is on the Lagan. From Wikipedia: The River Farset (An Fhearsaid or Abhainn na Feirste in Irish) is a river in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a tributary of the River Lagan. Cork is situated on the river Lee. Appeal denied. R3Q7 Q: The Hornets is a professional basketball team playing in the Southwest division of the NBA; based in which city? A: New Orleans. W. Tankie (who put Houston) objected, saying that New Orleans is not in the SW of the USA. This is quite true. However (from Wikipedia): The New Orleans Hornets is a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. It plays in the Southwest Division of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Odd, but true. Appeal denied. R4Q2 Q: Name the Rock and Roll song that became the 1st No.1 pop record by Elvis Presley, and the best selling record of 1956. A: Heartbreak Hotel. W. Tankie appealed for All Shook Up. Heartbreak Hotel reached No.1 in the USA in May 1956, but only reache No.2 in the UK. All Shook Up was the first of Elvis’s UK No.1s, but did not reach No.1 until July 1957. As the question does not specify the UK charts, it is quite valid. Appeal denied. “Next week’s matches March 31st: Bunker vs. Bowling Green, Cheers vs. Shagwell, Londoner vs. Palmers, Nervous Wreck vs. Queen Victoria, Stag’s Head ‘A’ vs. Rising Sun, W. Tankie vs. Stag’s Head ‘B’.”
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Golf from the Café Kronborg
by Peter Blackburn
Treasure Hill – Stableford Another small field of 23 golfers assembled at Café Kronborg including The Admiral who returned to “steer the ship” after nearly 2 weeks off with an injured thumb. Departing at 0815 we arrived at Treasure Hill 1 hour later and were invited to tee off at our leisure. It was hot and overcast but we were confident the rain would stay away and although our first few groups remained dry the last couple finished in light rain. Our first group teed off at 0940 and The Admiral’s thumb was put to the test with the result being all was well and the recovery was complete. The course was in fairly good “nick” although the greens appeared rather inconsistent with a mixture of uncut/slow and some sanded. Our round was fairly quick and with a couple of drink stops we got round in four hours and fifteen minutes. Two flights once more
with A Flight for 0 to 16 and B Flight for handicaps 17 and over. There were rewards for nearest the pins on all but one of the par threes. The inconsistency of the greens was reflected in the scoring as there was nothing to write home about and the winner of A Flight on a count back was Ulf Larsson from Stu Rifkin. Mike (Hunter) Gosden finished third and Niels Hansen was fourth on a count back from yours truly. B Flight was won by Andre Van Dyk with Carole Kubicki one point behind in second place. Jan Lovgreen finished third just ahead of Bjarne Kjar. The “Compass Hat” winner was again decided on a count back with Richard “I’ll never win it” Kubicki just avoiding the “honour” which went to Mr Colours himself, Walter Baechli. Results for Treasure Hill: A Flight 1st – Ulf Larsson (15) – 34 points 2nd – Stu Rifkin (15) – 34 points
The Admiral, Ulf Larsson & Andre Van Dyk
The Admiral, Mashi Kaneta & Henry O’Brien 3rd – Mike Gosden (8) – the green fee rate reduces 33 points by 200 baht (a lot of us are 4th – Niels Hansen (15) – pensioners you know!). We 32 points were then told that we would B Flight have to wait until ten thirty 1st – Andre Van Dyk (19) but after a show of insistence – 36 points from the organizer of the day 2nd – Carole Kubicki (27) (yours truly) we were able to – 35 points pay at ten o’clock. We were 3rd – Jan Lovgreen (21) – then told that we could not 34 points tee off before our original 4th – Bjarne Kjar (18) – 33 time of eleven o’clock but points as the course was very quiet NTP’s I was very confident that we 6th – Mike Allidi would be teeing off almost 13th – Carole Kubicki immediately and lo and 17th – Andre Van Dyk behold our first group was able to get away at 1015 – Bangpra – Stableford T.I.T! As mentioned earlier On a beautiful morning the weather was fantastic there were twenty of us with a nice breeze to cool ready to head off and tackle things down a little and the Bangpra, one of the first golf course looked a picture as courses to exist in the area, usual. Slick greens were once and still one of the prettiest. more a feature but straying off After persuading Boon our the fairway resulted in a very driver to try the now open bare and hard lie at times. motorway we arrived at the Mick O’Connor’s buggy course in the short time of 45 was hijacked by monkeys minutes after leaving Café alongside the second green Kronborg just a tad after and alas, Mick was relieved 0815. We had plenty of time of his breakfast of bananas to relax at the course as we – You would think he would awaited ten o’clock when have learnt by now but as he
Golf from the Travellers Rest
Hole in One for Rose Over the past couple of years of reporting golf for the TRGG I have had opportunity to report on four “Hole in One’s” from male players. But at no time have I reported on one from the many, many females that have played with us. Well that has all changed with “Rose Jackson” from Dublin, Ireland achieving that feat during Mondays outing at Mountain Shadow. I was told that it was at the fifth hole with an eight iron. Only one bounce and straight into the cup she reported. When I interviewed her after her round I asked her if it was her first one and she said no she had her first in Spain some three or four years ago. A lucky lady it seems. But never any on home soil back in Ireland. The shot also helped her into second spot on the day with thirty-one points. Well Done Rose. What a great way to end your vacation. My “Whine of the Week”
this time goes to some (not all) of the Khao Kheow caddies. I had several players return on Saturday and tell me that the caddies were moaning and groaning about the fact that the players did not take buggies and they were having to walk and pull the carts. One moaned and groaned all the way around and was yacking to fellow caddies about it constantly. Strange I actually thought that pulling the carts was in the caddies job description. My how times seem to have changed. Detailed report of this weeks play. First outing was to “Mountain Shadow” on the 22nd March. Numbers are starting to drop off a little now so just the one division. Fourth went to Tony Molloy with his thirty points the same as David Park but losing out on the count back. Thirty-one took second from the “hole in one” lady Rose Jackson First place went to Pierre Ruggieri with his thirty-five. The Twos pot was as is
customary for a “hole in one” awarded to Rose Jackson Tuesday the 23rd was a trip to Bangpra Good numbers and one very full division. The day was a great win for John Merritt who played some good golf for thirty-nine points. You may remember last weeks report on a win for his son Jimmy. Second spot was only one back at thirty-eight and that from Howard Tyler Third at thirty-five was Pierre Ruggieri after his win the previous day. Two two’s from David Booth and David Park Thursday the 25th and our usual Thursday outing again to Phoenix. The courses on the day were Lakes and Ocean again. As is standard at this course these days a very big entry and two full divisions. Division Two was a win for Norman Cheetham at thirtyfive and just the one back was Rose Jackson with thirty-four for second. Third was her husband Noel Jackson (I bet he was happy about that) at
thirty-three just winning the count back over Pieere Bietry. Division One was a thirty-eight point win for Bill McGarvie after he took the count back over Larry Simpson by just one. Third was Amphan North at thirtysix. Fourth to sixth was a count back fight out with all players on thirty-four.
Some of this Weeks Winners (Sat) Amphan North, Brendan Moore, Kay Molloy (Thurs) Bill McGarvie and inset Rose Jackson (hole in one) Honours for fourth went to David Booth with his eighteen on the back nine just pipping Tewin Lamthong and her seventeen. Mike Rushant only had fifteen. Just the one two and all the honours going to Tewin Lamthong Saturday the 27th and off we went to our alternative weekend venue of Khao Kheow
hasn’t played the course for a number of years I guess he is excused. We were travelling at a fairly quick pace until arriving at the tenth tee where we found that the Starter had slipped in a Thai five ball in front of us (try to play as a non-Thai five ball at this course! – T.I.T.). Nonetheless we completed our round in four hours and twenty-five minutes which included three drink stops. Returning on the new motorway we arrived back in Pattaya in just under 45 minutes. Just the two flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 18 and B Flight for 19 and over. Rarely have we seen so many poor scores on a perfect day for golf and noone could explain why only one player was able to get to just 2 points off his handicap. A Flight was well won By Mashi Kaneta who finished four points ahead of Doug Maiko in second place. Brian Gabe finished third with Bjarne Kjaer fourth. Henry O”Brien took out B Flight from Mick O’Connor in second place. Andre Van Dyk was third from The Admiral himself in fourth place. Peter Hammond was determined to win something in his last round of golf before returning
to the U.K. and he achieved his objective by winning the “Compass Hat” presented to him by the previous winner, Walter Baechli. Results for Bangpra: A Flight 1st – Mashi Kaneta (11) – 33 points 2nd – Doug Maiko (16) – 29 points 3rd – Brian Gabe (16) – 28 points 4th – Bjarne Kjaer (18) – 27 points B Flight 1st – Henry O’Brien (19) – 34 points 2nd – Mick O’Connor (22) – 32 points 3rd – Andre Van Dyk (19) – 31 points 4th – Dave Richardson (21) – 29 points Another year has passed and we have just five weeks until the Ray Rogers Memorial Birthday Four Person Scramble scheduled for Thursday, 6th May at Plutaluang South & North layouts with a green fee of just 400 baht. Presentation of prizes and food to be back at Ray’s house around the pool afterwards. The sign up sheet goes up on the board at Café Kronborg on 20th April with the entry fee of 500 baht per person to be placed in the box at sign up.
Entry numbers good and two divisions. Pay outs to forth place In Division 2 Kay Molloy was top this week with her thirty-seven. Second was Jerry McCarthy with thirty. Michael Moreton took third spot again the same as last week with his twenty-eight. Fourth Brad Dippie with twenty seven. In Division 1 Amphan North headed the list with her thirty-six and twenty over the back nine which was five better than Brendan Moore’s fifteen on count back pushing him to second. Third was Michael Jones with thirty-four. Bill McGarvie at fourth with his thirty-one. Four two’s from Hugh Byrne, Jerry McCarthy and Larry Simpson all at the eighth and Athole Reid at the fourteenth 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 22nd March at Mountain Shadow
Pierre Ruggieri 35 hc 28 Rose Jackson 31 hc 17 (Hole in one at the 5th) David Park 30 hc 05 c/b Tony Molloy 30 hc 13 c/b Phil Battah 27 hc 15 Tuesday 23rd March at Bangpra John Merritt 39 hc 14 Howard Tyler 38 hc 04 Pieere Ruggieri 35 hc 26 Phil Battah 34 hc 15 Tewin Lamthong 33 hc 09 Jimmy Merritt 32 hc 28 Thursday 25th March at Phoenix – Lakes and Ocean Division 1 Bill McGarvie 38 hc 11 c/b Larry Simpson 38 hc 10 c/b Amphan North 36 hc 14 David Booth 34 hc 12 Division 2 Norman Cheetham 35 hc 16 Rose Jackson 34 hc 17 Noel Jackson 33 hc 21 c/b Pierre Bietry 33 hc 17 c/b Saturday 27th March at Khao Kheow Division 1 Amphan North 36 hc 14 c/b Brendan Moore 36 hc 13 c/b Michael Jones 34 hc 13 Bill McGarvie 31 hc 11 Division 2 Kay Molloy 37 hc 29 Jerry McCarthy 30 hc 16 Michael Moreton 28 hc 25 Brad Dippie 27 hc 19
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Due to the recent problems we have been experiencing with emails it has not been possible this issue to bring you your regular ‘Nightmarch’ editorial, please accept our apologies. You know the old saying ‘A change is as good as a rest’, well how about putting pen to paper to produce a regular ‘Nightmarch’ feature each fortnight, or maybe try your hand as a guest contributor. If you would be interested, please submit a sample editorial, around 1,000 words, to pattayatoday@ hotmail.co.uk and who knows you could see your name on this page in our next edition. If you would like further information please feel free to telephone me on 084 216 6695. I look forward to hearing from you. Peter
First Graduates at Fr. Ray Day Care Centre
The last Friday in March usually signifies the end of the school year for most schools and colleges throughout the Kingdom. At the Fr. Ray Day Care Centre the first ever graduation ceremony was held to present certificates to those young children who are graduating from Class 3 and who will be joining regular schooling when the new school year starts in May. The Fr. Ray Day Care Centre opened in August 2008 with the aim of providing a safe environment for those children who are living in the poorer areas of Pattaya, a place where parents know their child will be safe when
they are at work. The youngsters receive an education which will prepare them for full time education, they are learning to read and write, to do Math’s, they receive regular computer classes and most are learning to
give everyone a great Education. If you’d like to help, please ring 038 716 628 and 038 428 717 or visit the Foundation on Sukhumvit Road, at KM145, adjacent to Soi 36 continuous support. Please donate NOW at www. fr-ray.org/donate. swim.
Fourteen students received certificates under the watchful eye of several proud parents who attended the event; however several parents though were unable to attend due to work commitments. The Fr. Ray Day Care Centre welcomes one hundred and twenty young toddlers every day. For more information about the work of the Father Ray Foundation take a look at their website www. fr-ray.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org With 850 needy children and disabled young adults in their care, Father Ray Foundation needs all the help it can get to
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Brainy Fortnightly Crossword Across
1 No acceptance of FA rules being broken (7) 5 Hardly a full-blooded complaint (7) 9 South African’s place of birth? (5) 10 Typical of the country-lover? (9) 11 Letter sent but forgotten about (7,3) 12 See you get five to one each way as starters (4) 14 Spare locker? (9,3) 18 Simple Simon, say, getting Father Bear in trouble (12) 21 Some currency back in circulation (4) 22 Mistake that makes one late (5,5) 25 Relaxing one’s guard is risky (9) 26 Determined to follow on an attack (5) 27 It’s most expensive, darling (7) 28 Clamp down in French army (7)
Hope you enjoy the Crossword
1 Wren strangely receives no claim to fame (6) 2 Adds piece to jigsaw — may be right and wrong (4,2) 3 Describing one who was his own master? (4-6) 4 Nobody’s child — what a bloomer (5) 5 A terrific sort of craftsman (9) 6 Between-maid after new position (4) 7 It seems to me the old way of saying it (8) 8 Entrances with roguish methods (8) 13 Prevents a doctor working, though industrial action’s cancelled (7,3) 15 High-flyer starts a fight in frolic (4,5) 16 Put out, away and finished (8) 17 Bandage head with girl’s kerchief (8) 19 When used between rulers it eliminates mistakes (6) 20 Squirm like a man under a summons? (6) 23 A short island passage (5) 24 Said to be the top dog (4)
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. 1
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:
A rather close decision Bridge bidding is about judgment as much as it’s about following a prearranged system. A common problem is when to raise your partner to game and when, instead, to invite him or her to do so. In today’s hand, you have a nice collection – ♠ 7 6
1. Relation Yard 2. Jig Mill 3. Bill Way 4. Hem Jaw 5. Sweet Field 6. Track Ability 7. Clip Room 8. Half Lay 9. Par Size 10.Wrist Dog
Solution Issue 13
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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. MY RYTES 2. SUC ROLE 3. DAY MACE 4. NAF STAY 5. TOT SPUR 6. LAST DEK 7. CURE DES 8. U SEE CAB 9. LIE RARE 10.RECS YEN
4 2, ♥ A K J 10 7 6, ♦ K, ♣ 6 4. Your partner opens one diamond and you respond one heart. Incidentally, you shouldn’t reply two hearts as jumping on the first round is now seen as both unnecessary and counterproductive. Your partner now chirps in with a bid of two clubs.
Against silent opposition, what do you say next? Many players would now leap to four hearts. After all, you have a semi-solid suit and the contract might well work if partner has a “normal” with a couple of small hearts at least. On the other hand, the leap to four hearts might fail if partner has the “wrong” sort of hand. You could lose the queen of hearts, ace of diamonds and a couple of tricks in the black suits.
Answers ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... So some players would raise partner’s bid of two clubs to three hearts rather than four at this stage. This allows partner to raise to four hearts if he has some support in the suit or try three no trumps if he doesn’t. Of course, your bid of three hearts isn’t forcing in most systems – it’s an invitation to go to game. If your partner is a rather shy bidder, you’ll be more likely to take the decision to go for game. Bridge is really about choices.
ANSWERS 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
Pot Play Board Some Gun Green Pan Joy Sing Book
ANSWERS 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
ENTRUST GARNISH KITCHEN PAINTER RECRUIT BEDEVIL EDITION CONTAIN PRINTER IMPRINT
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A Charming Beach Bistro
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers For a clean, bright and breezy beach café it would be hard to beat Nanda’s on Jomtien Beach Road. It is the new baby to the family of flourishing restaurants owned by Kanikar and Ib Ottesen and is managed by siblings Nanthida and Panida; hence the name. Kanikar is responsible for the attractive white decor describing it as “Oriental Victorian”. It certainly has oodles of charm creating a café-cumcoffee-house-cum-snack bar. Whether you sit out on the terrace overlooking the
bay of Jomtien or in the cool interior it is so pleasing and agreeable. The in-house bakery is prolific producing most of the bakery items sold in the café from baguettes and speciality breads to croissants and their popular pizzas. From the crack of 8.00 am breakfast at Nanda’s is the place to be. For as little as B.135 you will be served a generous breakfast set of your choice (we were told “the Danish” was the best seller) but there are masses of items from which to choose. The menu strives to cater for all tastes and occasions – and it is certainly all-
embracing catering to the tourists on the beach or passing trade lured by the smell of freshly brewed coffee and the attractiveness of the pastries, or the evening diners who want to sit on the beach side terrace and quietly enjoy their evening meal. Mick and I visited one lunch time having heard lots of good things about this eatery. On entering the décor is certainly pretty and pleasing and the staff smart and welcoming. I chose a rustic sandwich with a tuna and cheese filling (B.100) while Mick opted for a Parma ham salad. I must say the bread was delicious, it was pleasantly toasted making the liberal sprinkling of tan and black sesame seeds atop the bread crisp and deliciously nutty. We shared the sandwich and the salad and it certainly hit the spot for a midday snack. Many baguettes were prepared while we were there with filling of smoked chicken, ham, cheese or bacon at only B.100. The pitta bread is another inhouse item and a popular filling is a Greek salad with
creamy cubes of feta cheese or any combination of the fillings that takes your fancy. They also do a roaring trade throughout the day with “the beach set” popping over for a take-away drink and snack. There really is an array of creative dishes to order here at Nanda’s. Do they have sushi or California rolls? Yes, they do for only B.120. Do they make fresh spring rolls or chicken meatballs? Yes, they do. Any tapas? Yes, their seafood tapas plate consists of garlic prawns, mussels and calamari. Thai food? Yes, half a dozen favourite dishes with tom yam kung (spicy prawn soup) leading the way and closely followed by fried rice with a choice of main ingredient. We were told about their popular pizzas and pastas (and many a huge pizza wafted past us as we sat and chatted with the Ottesen family), the salami variety and Hawaiian being, apparently, the most ordered, but they all looked great. The smoked salmon pizza at B.270 was a joy to behold while the house special, four seasons, would give a multiple taste pizza. A full evening meal can be ordered. Perhaps beef stroganoff, pan fried Norwegian salmon fillet (B.295) or the pork cordon bleu with home fries would surely satisfy after a full day’s activity on the beach. The desserts and confections are sweettoothed heaven. Luscious
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concoctions created out of ice cream, meringues, waffles, cake, fruit and all things sweet sit waiting to be enjoyed or many can be ordered specially. Nanda’s also offers cocktails and all proprietary brands of spirits, wines and beers together with their speciality coffees, smoothies and soft drinks. What could be nicer as dusk breaks over Jomtien Beach than to sit on
this pristine terrace and sip a Nanda cocktail as the sun slowly sinks into the horizon. Do check out Nanda’s – the food is top notch, beautifully presented and the ambiance is unique and charming. Located on Jomtien Beach Road (just before Jomtien Boat House on the left, and Soi 8). Open daily from 8.00 am till 11.00 pm. Tel: (038) 756 143 Ext. 300.
We made your recipe for crumpets and they were delicious – we ate them smothered in butter and strawberry jam and cannot tell you how yummy they were! As Easter is approaching can we have a hot cross buns recipe? Regards, Phyllis. Dear Phyllis, so pleased the crumpets turned out well – here’s a recipe for supposedly the best hot cross buns – let us know your opinion. Regards, Mick and Di. HOT CROSS BUNS Makes 12 Prep 15min Cook 25min Ingredients 450g strong bread flour 1tsp salt 2tsp ground cinnamon 2tsp ground allspice Sachet (7g) dried yeast 75g raisins 75g glacé cherries Grated rind of 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime 110g caster sugar 50g unsalted butter 2tsp vanilla extract 250ml milk 1 egg, beaten Paste of 80g plain flour, 2tbsp sugar, 100ml water Glaze of 2tbsp brown sugar, 3tbsp milk, 1tbsp marmalade METHOD Sift flour, salt and spices into a large bowl and mix in the yeast, fruit, rind and sugar. Melt butter, stir in milk and vanilla extract and heat until tepid. Whisk into egg, add to flour mixture, form a dough and knead on a floured surface for 10min until smooth and elastic. Divide into 12 buns, cover with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for about 90min, till doubled in size. Mix the paste, bung it in a piping bag (or a plastic freezer bag with one corner snipped off) and pipe a cross on each bun. Bake at 180C for 10min, reduce the heat to 150C and bake for a further 15min. Lightly brush with the glaze and cool on a rack and enjoy! P.S. Mike Mayne very kindly sent us an email to let us know that crumpets can be bought at Western Wholesale Meat Co.Ltd. in Soi Chaiyapruek 2 (Tel: 081 577 4244 – contact Wayne) or Best Supermarket at the Dolphin Roundabout, North Pattaya. Many thanks Mike – now we can all have crumpets for tea!
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12 Years of Customer Satisfaction
by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Greg’s Kitchen is an institution here in Pattaya. It would not be an exaggeration to say that probably every ex-pat in our fair city has at some time enjoyed one of Greg’s hearty, wholesome dishes. Tourists and denizens flock here for honest, nourishing food served at reasonable, even-handed prices in an atmosphere of friendliness and geniality. Greg is a power house of enthusiasm and energy; his menu is constantly changing with innovative dishes and new prices with even better value for his regulars. He is an inveterate professional having received his catering education from the famous Westminster-Kingsway College in London where another young man called Jamie Oliver began his culinary capers. Upon leaving he worked in London’s most eminent establishments including that stalwart of English food, Simpsons in the Strand and the luxurious Mayfair hotel, Claridges. London’s loss is Pattaya’s gain and Greg now wields his influence over his excellent kitchen on Second Road, (close to Bangkok Bank). Mick and
I took a Canadian friend there recently to let him discover for himself the satisfaction of eating from Greg’s English menu. A large terrace at the forefront affords al fresco eating while the air-conditioned restaurant is cosy, comfortable and convivial. The menu is astonishing; it runs the gamut from their famous breakfasts (served all day) through burgers, pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, soups and British favourites to an array of international specialities and luscious home-made desserts. From the starters we opted for avocado prawns (B.195) and mushrooms Provencale at B.180. (Denis was saving himself for his main course!) A whole plump avocado appeared served with fat, juicy prawns in a creamy mayonnaise dressing while the mushrooms rested in a herbed tomato sauce which Mick enjoyed and scooped the plate clean with the accompanying crusty garlic bread. Other
starters include homemade soups (from B.125), breadcrumbed mushrooms, homemade spring rolls, seafood cocktail or garlic bread with Mozzarella and tomato to name a few. British favourites embrace Greg’s in-house pies: steak and mushroom,
chicken and ham, mince and potato and, of course, lamb shepherds pie plus the daily traditional roasts served with a mountain of vegetables and Yorkshire pudding (from B.260). The much-loved house
special is a slow oven baked beef steak cooked till tender in a rich beef sauce and at B.295 would satisfy the most discerning steak lover. Fish and chips with peas are always a winner and this one has won many a customer’s accolade. We must make mention here of the potatoes! Ten specialised cooking choices are on offer to enjoy with your main course; either roasted, sautéed, mashed, chipped, hunter style, garlic, jacket, boiled, cheese gratin or Lyonaise! Greg has recently introduced a new lunchtime (11.30 am – 5.30 pm) menu which features lighter dishes for day-time dining. All priced at B.220 they represent excellent value for money. Cod fish cakes, chicken pesto, goujons of fish, white snapper fillet,
pork pie, chilli con carne are listed served with an array of accompaniments and sauces. For our main courses, Mick enjoyed sausage, mash and beans and I loved my choice of Norwegian poached salmon in prawn sauce while Denis applauded the New Zealand tenderloin in a pepper sauce. In fact, all of the sauces here are top notch either in their creaminess or profundity of flavour. Also the vegetables should be singled out for particular mention, They are perfectly cooked; crunchy, tender and full of flavour. Abundant, generous portions had left us feeling choc-full but we just managed to share a delectable home made lemon meringue pie which evoked more than a tinge of nostalgia from our days of yore! Greg’s Kitchen is the happy valley of the best in British fare. Greg, together with his chef prodigy, Norm, oversee and cook every dish that leaves this kitchen and the staff are charming, happy and helpful. In a nutshell this is the place where good cooking, quality, stability and reliability are the bywords and have resulted in Pattaya’s ex-pats calling Greg’s Kitchen their home from home. Telephone Greg on 081 254 3624 or 038 361 227. Open daily from 8.30 am till 11.00 pm. Located on Second Road, Pattaya, opposite Soi 6.
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(ptmas-e0009)Mobility Scooters -- Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 8405-07, www.ecobrand.net, email@example.com for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! Business Tool; NOKIA E90 Communicator, Brand New in the Box with Accessories, New Price in Th. 30.000 Baht, Sell for 18.000.- Call; 081 822 9968. Dupont King Size Water / Gel Bed, Used only 1 Month, Comes with all accessories, Covers, Underlay, New Price 75,000 Bath Quick Sale 32,000 Baht incl. Delivery, Installation. Interested pls call 081 822 9968. Notebook, ACER TravelMate C215TMi/core 2 duo, 2.0 GHz, High speed, Comes with all accessories, 2 Batteries, Charger, Bag, all in the original Box, New Price; 82.000 Baht, Quick Sale 30.000 Baht; Call 081 822 9968. Sonny VAIO Notebook PCGZ1XJP, Upgraded Blackberry RAM, Docking Station, 2 Charger, 2 New Batteries, Documentation, Bag, 16000.- Baht. Pls call 081 822 9968. Sailing dinghy for sale. Laser 13, complete with the following; sails, top cover, launch trolley/combi road trailer, life jackets, oars & more. All in very good condition. Only 110,000 Thbt. For more details and viewing contact Mike, tele 089 095 2309. Almost new golf set for beginner (lefty) Skymax Nr: 3,5,7,9, S,P, and putter. 5000 baht 087 100 5726. New Rawlings baseball glove (13 inch)for a lefty. 1,400 baht. 087 100 5726. Fishing spear gun made in USA, wet suit ( short sleeves ), fins, mask, snorkel, belt for weights, all used 2 weeks only, worth 15, 000 baht, sell for 7 ,000 baht. Tel. 087 813 8110. For sale: (1) Infiniti ST-900 Elliptical Cross Trainer (hardly used, will sell for 7,500 baht) & (1) AB King Abdominal Fitness Machine (almost never used, will sell for 2,000 baht). Contact Khun Sri in Banchang 40 minutes drive from Pattaya) at 085 778 9865.
(ptmbo-em0509)Pool Tables Professional Installation. Moving/recovering/leveling/ recushion etc. Bought and sold/ profit chairing/rent. Mobile 081 762 8379. (ptmbo-bb1109) Soi 8 Beach Road Restaurant & Bar Good for Farang Food, 5 Story Building Fully Furnish. Rent 35,000P/M key Money 1.25 Million/ 3 YRS. Call BB 081 147 6767. (ptfbo-0008)Massage Business for Sale Behind Tukcom South Pattaya. 600,000 baht. Call Khun Mina 081 782 9821, 085 221 1108. (ptfbo-k1409) Bargain Beer Bar for Rent Beach Road soi 8, fully Furnished 18,000/month. Key money 80,000/year Tel. 086 512 4387. (ptbo-c0409)Bar for Sale. Jomtien Plaza Corner Unit next to entrance to condo quick sale!! 2 million baht 084 350 9304 (English) 080 630 7314 (Thai) (ptbo-g1309) Restaurant for Sale… plus free Separate Office beside Naklua soi 18 Wongamat, 3-6-9 Years lease, Low rent Pcm 7,000 baht. This restaurant is located in the prestigious location of Wongamat Beach, Near Centara Hotel, Northpoint, Sky beach condo, Long beach Hotel. FFEE OFFICE GIVEN, WHEN YOU BUY THIS 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 : jordygwaping@ yahoo.com A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – email@example.com
Classified 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 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 Bar/Guest House- This guest house located on 2nd rd has 4 large rental rooms a fully fitted kitchen and bar and is priced for a quick sale . Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: email@example.com Bars – I currently have 2 very busy beer bars for sale 1 located on soi 8 the other just off walking street both bars make very good proven profit each year and a priced to sell. Call Craig 087 077 0475 .email firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (ptmbo-v1109)Bar Guesthouse 2.9 Million bht Yin Yang Bar 64/89 Soi Buakhao Tel 086 832 5939. BS1029: A great investment opportunity for someone looking for a bar/guesthouse to run. This property is on a 3 year + lease agreement and located in the Metro area (very busy). No key money and has 12 rooms available for rent which are rented. Just been reduced from 5 to 4 million O.N.O Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com BS1039: This Bar & Restaurant has just come on the market. Fully functional kitchen inclusive of all bar and furniture. This business is located in Jomtien and close by is Pattaya park!! Plenty of Russian movement!! Must sell quickly at the price of 800 thousand! o.n.o Call for more info 08-494 42541 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Beer Bar Jomtien 3 Nice Rooms Above 25,000 P/m. 3 Year Leas Absolute Bargain 495,000 Baht Thai 086 1425 719 Eng 081 1580 065 Info@PattayaOcean Property.com Ref: B 2018 Right on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. We have a stunning boutique Hotel for sale (freehold) for 19.9 Million Baht. NEED TO SELL ASAP. Only the real estate is already worth more than this!!!! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038 231 931 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 craigrhodes@ csloxinfo.com Cafe - Bar for Sale! Najomtien, on Beach Rd.,Next to LoongWai Sea food Restaurant, 32 Seater: Opp. Ocean, 3 floors can reside/ sublet etc. Rent paid till end June 2010, sell for set up costs !! ill health forced!! 350,000 baht ONO! phone Eng: 084 351 0702 or Thai: 080 996 0983 www.michael.wishart@tech2u. com.au Resort Wanted. Na Jomtien. We have a potential buyer looking for investment in Na Jomtien close to the beach. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Ice Cream Parlour in busy Pattaya shopping mall. Low rent, No key money. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Mini Mart with Apartments to rent. Well established in good location. Good net profits. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Pattaya Go-Go bar, on busy Soi close to the beach. Recently refurbished, 300 square meters. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com Massage Parlous, Busy location Central Pattaya. 250,000 Baht for quick sale. Contact Olaf - Vision Asia 086 102 1212 www.visionasia-th.com
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Fax: (038) 374535 (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 fulltime 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
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Huge House for sale in Naklua area. Very close to sanctuary of truth. Located in a nice and quiet villag. 213 Talangwah with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 separate living room, 2 separate dining room, 2 kitchen, 1 dirty kitchen, 1 laundry room, 1 storage room, 9 air-conditioned. Private swimming pool, beautiful landscape garden,UBC,internet, water pump, For quick sale at 13 million baht. Call 089 607 9850. (ptm-j0309) Luxury Bungalow 3 bed 2 bath 2 kitchen, 3 aircon, fully furnished, solar panel, water purifier, garden with fishponds and water falls, situated in new villas in soi Khaonoi with large communal pool and top security, 4.8 million Tel. 081 153 2422. (ptm-c1509)Bargain Opportunity. Luxury Bungalow Completed January 2007. Good location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, aircon, etc. 24 hours security. Cost 4 million baht will sell for 2.9 million baht. Parking several cars. Tel. Thai 089 669 1507, Tel. English 085 934 5411. (ptmhs-r0409)House for Sale in Pattaya with Lovely Sea View, 300 metres from beach, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large pool. 332tw land, A/C throughout. 25 million baht (buy direct from owner) 087 833 1719, sales@ pattayahousebuilders.com (ptmhs-t1009) Private Sells Bungalow. 7 rooms, 3 baths, furnished, large outside livingeating area in beautiful garden, swimming pool, double-garage. On 720 sqm land. THB 3,700,000. 20 km South of Pattaya, off Sukhumvit Rd., Tel. 038 436 998 Thai/Eng/German (ptmhs-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 (Ptmhs-t1709)House for sale in SP4 village, 3 beds, 2 baths, 4 air cons, 6 fans, SAT.TV, Fitness + Swimming pool, 24 hrs. security. INCL COMP, 78 sqw., 3.5 million baht. Please call 084 961 2419 or 080 639 2813. (ptmhs-E0809)This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen,a private pool,sala, garden, 4 airconditioners, UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hi-speed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085 120 1414 Eng, Ongart 081 899 1910 Thai Mock-up 2-storey townhouse units for sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (down the corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/ kitchen/2 large balcony, large parking space, Land size 80 sqm. ,living space 125 sqm. Great opportunity to be completed on Your own taste. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Sale only B.1.5mil. per unit - rent long term B10,000/month. CALL 038 413 551 (office hours) 087 132 5600 (Thai) / 081 940 6806 (Eng) Beautiful Spacious 166sqm 3 bedroom House. Location in a quality community, with 24 hour security Only minutes to Jomtein Beach, Restaurants , and Shopping. Decorated and furnished to an exceptional high standard. Lovely private swimming pool & secured car garage. High end Euro kitchen & quality. A Gorgeous Home at a Bargain price of only 11.9 mb. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719.
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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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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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 bathrooms, fully furnished and modern European kitchen with all appliances, 130sqm living space inclusive of 4 A/C. Priced at 2.5 million. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
HS1305: This property is located in Greenfield villas 1 and is an absolute bargain!! It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full A/C and full furniture and Euro kitchen, land size of 444sqm located on a corner plot Priced at 4.495 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, fully furnished, 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 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
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Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with oceanview and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/ Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! We now have a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom (125 TLW) house discounted from 15 to 12.9 Million Baht! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style home right in the heart of Jomtien. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Immaculate Beach House for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for…..this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
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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-inpattaya.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-inpattaya.com Beautiful House for sale in good project (Fan Thip 1) Soi Kawtalo. 2 story house 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, built in furniture and European kitchen ready to move in situated on 61 Wah. price includes furniture as seen. No transfer costs as house already in a company name.3,300,000 Thai Baht Please call 081 983 3551 English 086 249 5592 (Thai) European Place House for sale/ rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964.
Royal Park Rung Ruang for sale in Jomtien area 332 sqm. Have 2 storeys, 2 beds, 3 baths, and living room, A/C, fully furnished big terrace with huge swimming pool and garden. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds ,2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool, 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. East Jomtien - Single storey house with a separate guest’s villa. The main property is fully furnished 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, quiet, 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 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 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.pattayajomtien-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 bathrooms, large open plan lounge and dining area, European kitchen, fitted wardrobes, 2 aircons, private 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: email@example.com www.pattayajomtien-property.com Jomtien - View Talay Villas a very realistically priced pool villa in this extremely popular development offering 2 bedrooms, 2 large luxurious bathrooms, 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.
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Fax: (038) 374535 (Ptmhr-n0009) A beautiful Townhouse for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 5. 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Euro kitchen, Private Pool, Garden. 50,000 baht/month Phone: 081 782 0206 or 084 362 5920. (ptmhr-n0009)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Eurokitchen, 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-a1209)2 Storeys in Pattaya Rungrueng Village. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. With parking space. 10,000/ months. Contact 084 164 8872. (ptmhr-a0109)Single Storey House in Eakmongkol 4 Kaotalo. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 air, fully furnished. European kitchen. Parking space for 2 cars. 084 164 8872. (ptfm-c1309)3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Off Thepprasit Road. 22,000/month. Min 6 months. Charlie 080 091 6669. (pthr-p1109) Centrally located big bungalow (near x-Zyte disco) 3 beds, 2 bath, 65 sqm living, furnished, Euro kitchen, 2 TV, big terrace, washing machine, 18,000/ month long term. Call 083 586 9361. (pthr-c1809) WAT NONGKETE NOI, 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 air cons, full furnished, quiet, 24 hrs security, 1 year lease. 10,000 per month Tel.: 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-villasholiday-rentals.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.1.5mil. per unit - rent long term B10,000/month. CALL 038 413 551 (office hours) 087 132 5600 (Thai) / 081 940 6806 (Eng) Newly Renovated Farang Owner Townhouse for Rent. Convenient location at Pattaya Tai, 3 bedrooms 2 bahtrooms, big living room and kitchen, with balcony and car park, fully furnished. Interested please call 087 141 2783 or 089 607 9850. (ptmhr-E0809) This truly is a lovely, extremely well finished modern tropical bali style home. Nagawari development just minutes away from main Sukhumvit Road also area close to Jomtien Beach. . This executive Single storey house features 2 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2bahtrooms, Euroepean Kitchen, a private pool,sala, garden, 4 airconditioners, UBC TV, Phoneline and ADSL Hi-speed internet, 24hr security .House 140 Sq.m /Land 77 sq. Wa. Price for rent 49,000 baht / month and for sale 7,500,000 baht Contact: Eugene 085-1201414 Eng, Ongart 081 899 1910 Thai 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Rent 6,500/ month Call 081 244 6970. Lovely 3 Bedroom Furnished Home with enclosed garden & lawn areas. Very quiet secured villiage with Communal Pool. Situated only one minute to Pattaya/Bangkok hwy near crocodile farm 22,000 pm Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai 086 1425 719 Pattaya Ocean Property.com House for Rent in Sth Pattaya. Nice clean House.2 Bedrooms with Balconies. Security System, Washing Machine A/C and off street parking. 18,000 Baht per month-Minimum-6 months. Email: email@example.com www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 081 1580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719.
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Very nice 3 bedroom house located in a very quiet small secure village in South Pattaya Only a few minutes To Sukumvit Hwy & Carrefour 25,000 pm. E-mail : info@pattayocean property.com Thai: 086 1425 719 Eng: 081 158 0065. Beautiful 3 Bedroom Pool Villa with private pool. 3 minutes to secluded Beach. Located in Na Jomtein Only 1 minute to Sukumvit Hwy, Fully furnished 70,000 pm E-mail: info@pattay oceanproperty.com Thai: 0861 425 719 Eng: 0811 580 065 HR1216: This property is located in Royal Park Jomtien. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, A/C and euro kitchen. With full use of communal swimming pool. Very good location for local transport and shopping in Jomtien! What more can you ask for??? 30,000 P/M Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HRGFV2: This newly built house is available again and is located 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 shaded area. Hurry before this one goes too! 12,000P/M Call for more info 038 373 966 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1207: This single storey bungalow has just been listed with us and is located in Soi Khao noi in east Pattaya. Very close to the city and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom, Euro style kitchen, full furniture and A/C included. Nice small garden with private swimming pool. 25,000 p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
HR1210: This property is located in east Pattaya in a nice quiet development. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c. Average size garden area with sala area. only 20, 000bht p/m. Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1035: This house has just recently been vacated and is located in east Pattaya. Since the previous tenant the property has been painted inside and outside! It consists of 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, euro kitchen and ready to move in. Priced very reasonable for this size house at 25,000 P/M. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1115: This property is located in East Pattaya and has just come back on the market. It is a single storey bungalow inclusive of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Euro kitchen, fully furnished to a high standard in a nice communal development. Priced at only 22,000 p/m Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com HR1215: This property is located in East Pattaya. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, European kitchen with a nice size garden and private swimming pool! This property has a living area of 200sqm. Nice size for a family home. Priced at only35,000 p/m You must view this to appreciate! Call for more info 084 944 2541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecity property.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
Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormouspool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com New 2 storey shop house units for rent/sale. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/large balcony, large parking space, Land size 24 & 37 sq.wa, living space 100 & 125 sqm. Ideal for home and any kind of business. Last 2 units available, rent 8,000 & 12,000B. Quick sale 2.3million ONO. CALL 038 413 551 or 087 132 5600. JOMTIEN PALACE HOME3 Bdrm 3 Baths This is a nice, Bali style 3 bedroom home with It features very nice furniture & decoration, 3 bathrooms, UBC, 2 large TVs, home theatre, DVD, large Jacuzzi in living room, superb Jomtien location just a few minutes from the beach, storage, laundry facilities. 5 minute walk to beach and the best fine dining in Jomtien all within walking distance from this Living Area 140 SQM European Kitchen Fully furnished with cooking supplies, towels, and linens. Short term 40,000 per month Long term 35,000 per month. (2 available now) CALL BOBBY 084 158 0785 FOR SHOWINGS European Place House for sale/ rent in East Pattaya Spaciously set out in 336 sqm. 2 storeys, 3 beds 3 baths, living room, European kitchen and fully furnished. Available now. Call for more information 086 312 2964. Town House on Pratumnak Hill for sale 5.5 million and 32,000 baht/month for rent. 5minutes walk from the beach, 128 sqm. Luxury furnished, 2 storeys, 2 beds , 2 baths, large living area with balcony and Euro kitchen have swimming pool, 24 security. Call for more information 086 312 2964. 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.
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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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pattayajomtien-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 en-suite 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: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-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. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (ptmcr-0309)Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach: 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 (ptm-w2108)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quite and clean with in house laundry and supermarket by European management. Only 5 minutes walk to the Big C and Lotus Supercenter in North Pattaya. Furnished standard apartments 3,000 baht/month. Furnished air conditioned apartments 3,700 baht/month. Daily rent 390 baht with aircon. Call 089 938 6022. (ptrr-p0509 Siam Wave Hotel near Jomtien, A/C, Swimming Pool, Internet, Cable TV. 5,000 bht/month Call 084 867 4635. (ptar-n0809) At Jomtien lovely 2 bed condo, all new, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kitchen, washing machine, free internet, long term 10,000 baht, Studio 8,000 baht. Tel 080 014 1844 (Thai) 087 137 9446 (Eng), thaigerryproperties@ gmail.com (ptrr-u1609) Thonglor Tower at Bangkok soi 18, 14th floor, 1 bed, fully furnished, 50 sqm. 15,000 baht/ month call 084 867 4635, 087 915 3681 email.: unley@ mail.ru
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Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wi-fi Rent: 3,000/ month Call: 081 244 6970. Serviced Apartments. Studio 40 sqm 17,000 Pm 1 Bedroom 80 sqm 30,000 Pm Swimming Pool 24 hr Security Quiet Location 2 mins. to Walking St. Thai 0861 425 719 Eng 0811 580 065 Info@PattayaOceanProperty.com Ref: POP 1085
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pattayaoceanproperty.com Eng. 0811 580 065 Thai. 086 1425 719. 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.
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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 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 refurbished all this for only 890,000 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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Classified 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com View Talay Building 2B, 14th Floor, 41 sqm. Studio Lovely Koh Larn Island/ Pattaya Park Sea view, Refurbished, European Kitchen, Fully Furnished only 1.9 million baht (In Foreign Name) Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: 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 We have several 30 sqm. studios in The Majestic Jomtien Condominium 700 meters from beach. Starting at 690,000 baht in foreign name. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com Khiang Talay 42 sqm. studio, 4th floor, Mountain views only 200 meters from Cozy beach, completely refurbished to very high standard with Euro kitchen. Must be viewed, at 1.8 mill 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: 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 being refurbished with new swimming pool and 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-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. (ptcs-mf1409) Park Beach Condo on Wong Amat Beach. 83 sq.mt. on 9th floor. 1 Bedroom, 1 living room with kitchenette,1 bathroom and 2 balconies with seaview. Fully furnished and completely refurbished. Price 5.500.000 baht Private Sale. Please call 087 035 9182 or email to marco@ falgiotours.it
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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, ww.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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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-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.
(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_ email@example.com (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.
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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 position 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. Luxury house on 4th side. Only 500 metres to Jomtien Beach and100 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
House for Sale 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. Main house has 2 bedrooms with a separate dwelling containing 3 self contained apartments on a separate 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, including spacious Euro kitchen. 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 7.9 to 28 mb 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 a super home with nothing to spend. 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. Euro kitchen, 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. Huge Price Reduction for quick sale. Reduced from 5.4 mb to 3.99mb Ref: pop 1054
Condo for Sale Center 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 shopping. Foreign Name. Bargain Price 3.9 mb. Ref: pop1096 Superb 183 sqm Penthouse Condo Central Pattaya With expansive views over Pattaya Bay and Jomtien. Wonderful large balconies. 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 Excellent small condo 30 sqm Located at Spanish Condo’s in South Pattaya only a few minutes to Carrefour shopping & Sukhumvit HWY. Communal Pool. Ideal investment at discounted price for quick sale. Price 695,000 Baht Ref: pop 1017 Luxury 92sqm. One Bedroom Apartment with absolute frontage to a magnificent swimming pool in a prestigious complex, with many facilities, including fitness club, sauna and steam rooms, poolside bar and restaurant. Located in South Pattaya close to all major shopping centres, and only 10 mins. to the beach and Walking Street. Price includes all luxury furniture and fittings. Unique opportunity to buy an apartment in a one off prime position. 6mb.
House for Rent Magnificent 2 Storey 4 Bedroom Home South Pattaya New renovation, 5 minutes to Carrefour Shopping Centre and 2 minutes to Sukhumvit HWY. Quality Furniture, Air Conditioned, Large developed garden & lawn area. Communal swimming pool and 24/7 on site security in small quiet village. 45,000 per month. Ref:pop 5000 Lovely 3 Bedroom 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 22,000 per month. Ref:pop 1039
Condo for Rent Northshore Condo’s 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 Located Beach Road Pattaya - 5 Star Development.
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(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 Deluxe 750,000 1 bed, 1 bath, AC 1,700,000 2 beds 2baths 80sqm 2,300,000 3beds 3baths 120sqm T. 081 983 1057, 089 954 6001. Stylish Condo for Rent at Khieng talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. For only 1.3 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. For Quick Sale! Condo for only 3 Million Baht. Located at Wong Amart Beach. Luxurious Studio, 53 sqm at high floor, fully furnished with built-in furniture. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 20 Million Baht, 260 sqm, two levels, with great interior designs, a spacious living area, executively decorated, breath taking sea view, just 1 minute walk to Wong Amart Beach and accessible to everywhere, good facilities are available. For viewing please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.
The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 air-cons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491. 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 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.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: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 : email@example.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www.novagroupthailand.com, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors…..prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Splendid investment opportunity! For sale TipCondo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087 021 7014. Act quick we have the TopCorner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 226 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
We have a stunning Home in Jomtien Park Villas! 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
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.miragereal-estate.com Siam penthouse 3 Condominium Beach front building 2 bedrrom, 2 bath Sea view unit. European kitchen, LCD T.V. Wireless internet. Swimming pool,Fitness room. 4.9 Million. Please Tel: 038 367 414 Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Park Beach Condominium Studio sea view Swimming pool, Fitness room and stream room 2.95 Million. Please Tel: 038 367 414, Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com Nova Mirage Condominium 88 Sq m. Sea view unit 1 Bedroom, 2 bath 4.2 Million. Please Tel :038 367 414, Mobile: 087 808 8789 or www.mirage-real-estate.com
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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.miragereal-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.miragereal-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.miragereal-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.
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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: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com www.pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.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: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property.com 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: 56-70 sqm. Luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, free wireless internet, Cable TV and DVD player, enjoy our rooftop swimming pool. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals starting at 16,000 per month and daily rates. Call 086 111 7414 or check out our website www.royalparkjomtien.com (pta-2309)Pattaya Yacht House Boutique Residence. Photisarn Soi 6 behind Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. The most exotic living in Pattaya with spacious aroma garden. For rent, weekly & monthly. Only 15 units in 962 sq. wah. 50-110 sq.m. per unit. Studio, 1-4 bedroom. Fully furnished & service. 12,00028,800 baht/month. Tel. 085 318 4433 (Eng.), 083 727 518, 083 119 4488, 084 701 3232, www.pattayayachthouse.com (pta-1509) Beach Penthouse Cityapartment, 85 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms. Roof swimming pool, outstanding furnished and decorated, free internet. Contact: 081 862 9710. (ptm-n0009) Condo for rent on Pratamnak Hill Soi 4, 80 sqm., 1 Bedroom, 1 Living room, Fully Furnished. 12,000 baht/month. Phone: 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920.
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Angket Jomtien, 8th Floor Studio, 38 sq. m with lovely sea view, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) fordetails www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570 (English), 087 150 4845 (Thai) fordetails www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: email@example.com
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, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, Email : 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
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Fax: (038) 374535 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: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com 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: pattaya@paradisecity property.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 E- mail : email@example.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
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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 Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well…. what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com
Royal Cliff ‘C Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month or for sale for 19.9 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month or for sale for 7.5 Million Baht! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at 038 231 931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Sunset View!!!! Studio On Hight floor. Jomtien Plaza has been a staple on the very popular beachfront condo located on the corner of Thappraya Rd and Jomtien Beach, very nice sunset view!! Just put in brand new sofa with 42” T.V., Computer for THB. 28,000 shot term renting 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.
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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-realestate.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. E-mail: countryproperty@ loxinfo.co.th, www.country propertyservices.net BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Land plots from 300,000 baht. Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email: email@example.com, www.countrypropertyservices.net LS1020: a fair size plot of land at 672sqm surrounded by other houses already, electric, water available, road frontage all around. Priced at 3.5 million O.N.O. Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 084 780 8457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 million per rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291 or 081 357 7491.
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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
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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 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 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. 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
Fax: (038) 374535 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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. WWW.321CLEAN.COM General home cleaning. Dynamic team and foreigner follow-up. Call now: 089 886 5445 (English), 080 091 2924 (Thai) or leave a message on our website
Im a Filipina Looking for a Job as a nanny or housekeeper full time or part time around Pattaya or Bangkok, pls. call at 084 561 2566.
We are moving and therefore our maid, who has been working for us the last 3 years, is now available. She’s very reliable, works hard and shows own initiative. She can cook both western and Thai food and she’s excellent with children. We can strongly recommend her. She prefers to work in Naklua area. For further info, please contact: Lisa 086 143 2 895. 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. Self motivated. Sales representative wanted male or female Thai national Vehicle owner m/cycle or car and English speaking A good salary expenses and commission. Contact Nam on 038-076234, 081-4112375. (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: email@example.com or Call. 083 585 1808.
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Experienced sales/marketing person wanted A long established hotel and serviced apartment company is looking for an experienced sales/marketing person with good computer and English skills. Please send resume and expected salary to: scan_tours@ yahoo.com UPVC Thai sales person wanted. call 038-378302 for interview. We need a responsible person to oversee our kitchen as well as sharing in the regular cooking activities. English is appreciated but not essential. Call Aniruth 081-8170170 or E-Mail email@example.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 : nana@ heights-holdings.com or 038 364 877. I am looking for a Filipino nanny for part time and full time job. Tell 087 067 0239. Required for Restaurant in Pattaya. Russian speaking PR person and Hostess, good salary for the right candidate. Call Nani at 0819498702 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081 949 8702 or send resume to email@example.com MAID, Seeking reliable Maebaan part time experienced Cleaning Washing Ironing Speaking some English or German and worked for Foreigner Advantage Phone: afternoon 081 810 58 41. Our new company involved in restaurant, delicatessen, is seeking for the following positions:Thai citizen (male or female) speaking English or French requested for assisting manager.Also needed assistant chef (Thai and European cuisine), waiter (tress) cashier. Contact 089 912 8979 Eng. and 085 431 6190 Thai. Thai Female Required for New Travel Agency Must speak English & have experience in the Galileo Booking System Nice Conditions & Working Environment Thai 0861 425 719 Joy Eng 0811 580 065 Mal
(ptfjv-pt0008)A Local English Language Newspaper, Urgently Needs Sales Representatives. Great salary and high commission. Applicants must be Thai, outgoing & confident, fluent in English, computer literate, university/college educated, presentable and hard working. Call 038 410 077. Pro Language Training Institute, Central Pattaya. We are regularly looking for qualified and experienced Native Instructors of all major languages for both in-house and corporate training in Pattaya and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV/resume and details to: 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 Fulltime Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-Dutch-German-ItalianFrench-Japanese-Chinese-RussianKorean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-250-0072 www.Prolanguage.co.th Internet Company is looking for a telesales, administrative officier, age 20/35. Education : college or university. Sales-driven, selfmotiveated and well organized. Computer literacy such as word, excel and PowerPoint. Familiar with telesales, any experience about selling advertising space on the internet is welcome 9.00 till 17.00 (4 or 5 days a week only) Good salary plus commissions. Information 082 493 8526. We are a property development company. Urgently, looking for Accountant staff/ Male/Female, Thai nationality. Qualifications: must have knowledge in accounting taxation, good command in speaking and reading English Contact: Please send CV to 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 nana@ heights-holdings.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.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
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.
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(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-r0007)Volvo S60 Turbo, New Design 2005. 50,000 km, black. Full options. First hand, like new. 1 million baht (new 2,450,000 baht). Tel. 081 863 1076. (ptfvs-qc0008)Ford Ranger 2002, 4 Door. Manual, 4x4, Foreign owner and maintained. Top up lockable lid. 320,000. Call 081 996 8915. (ptmvs-d0709) Honda Black Super 4 (400cc) Great Condition, new chain, sprockets and tyre, Low km’s 55,000 baht ph: 087 013 5770. Suzuki bike: electric starter, tax paid till March 2010, 79000 km good condition 6000.- Tel 084 865 1355. TOYOTA Vigo Hilux Diesel 4 Years old, Manual Shift, Clean, One owner 2 door truck 325,000 baht (OBO) English (ptvs-m1009) Mitsubishi Lancer Glxi Automatic 95,000 ฿ Call 086 002 6762. (ptvs-j1309) Honda Click Auto. Excellent Condition 3,000 baht / month. Tel 087 803 3329. 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 081983-4182 Kim
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Vol. 9 No. 14 1 - 15 April 2010 high society A Superb Anniversary Evening at Casa Pascal
On my first visit to the respected Casa Pascal Restaurant, just off Second Road, I was delighted to be invited by Pascal and his wife Kim to celebrate their 9th Anniversary. And what a fantastic evening it turned out to be, from the superb food, to the friendly and efficient atmosphere created by the professional hosts and staff, this was truly a night to remember. My wife and myself were fortunate enough to be sitting with the owner of Mix 88.5 Radio Station, Russell, and his beautiful wife, they added the cherry to an already lovely evening. As you will see from the photos the restaurant was full to capacity, unfortunately Pascal had had to turn away over 40 people who had left booking a table too late. However, to be sure you can attend next year’s 10th Anniversary party, I suggest you book real soon. Congratulations to Pascal and Kim for surviving nine years in Pattaya’s very competitive restaurant trade.
Pattaya’s Dianna Inn Celebrates 22nd Anniversary We are looking for an aggressive Sale person Thai National with good command of English
Basic salary plus good commission for the right applicant please telephone 038 410 077 or Email email@example.com
Well over 100 visitors filled the ‘Green Bottle Pub’ to take part in the celebrations for the 22nd year of operation of the Diana Inn Hotel, which incorporates the ever popular ‘Green Bottle Pub’ on Pattaya Second Road. This well known accommodation, restaurant and entertainment complex is situated right in the heart of South Pattaya and has become somewhat of an icon over the years, because of the wide range of services that it offers, plus the friendly and helpful nature of the staff. The 1,500 baht charge for a table of four was very good value, because it included free food and drinks, with sponsorship coming from San Miguel, Chivas, 100-Pipers and the S-Wine Company.
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A sizeable crowd of business people from the Eastern seaboard area surrounding Pattaya, plus a large contingent from Bangkok, met at Shenanigans Pub near Jomtien Beach, for the British Chamber of Commerce networking evening. Once again, Mr. Steve Graham of European Security Concepts (ESC) very generously stepped forward to sponsor this BCCT monthly event in conjunction with Shenanigans themselves, who provided a very nice buffet dinner, and beer or wine was also freely available, as is the normal practice at these events.
World Recognition for Music Festival
Pattaya’s International Music Festival was not just another well presented three day music extravaganza, but instead it set a record for “The Longest Beach Music Festival in Asia,” and this sort of promotion is sure to gain world media attention. Those behind the planning of this hugely successful Music Festival used the brilliant idea of making it an event that could go down in worldwide record books as having achieved something unusual.
Amari’s Shiraz Wine Tasting
Over fifty ‘wine buffs’ gathered at the Amari outdoor garden restaurant to sample a superb selection of fine international Shiraz wines from countries as diverse as France, Argentina, South Africa, Chile and Australia. As these selected wines were presented to the guests, specialized food dishes from their particular country accompanied the wine, thanks to the skills of Amari’s International Chief Chef. This Wine tasting evening was like visiting five countries around the world in one night, and at 750 baht per person was excellent value.
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