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In this issue we’d like to highlight a one-day photo shoot around the island’s best viewpoints; from Phuket Town to Promthep Cape every one’s a winner! For sports lovers we review the international golf course at the Laguna complex, and fine-dining enthusiasts will be happy to know that, as usual, we’re featuring restaurant reviews and recommendations.

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For the cover special interview for this issue we feature and in-depth interview with successful local entrepreneur Khun Chayuth Kaewklin with his slogan ‘All obstacles are just steps to bypass.’ We also have a chat with Khun Nawaphorn Namwan about her designer life and zoom in with Worraporn Noiladtee to check out her lifestyle. Enjoy this special issue! Phuketindex.com team

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- Bodyslam Charity Concert 2015 at Laguna Phuket - Full Moon Party Volume 1 Xana Beach Club - Twinpalms 11th Anniversary at Palm Seafood - The Emerald City Life Condo at Patong - Launching SANOOK WITH ME Pool Bar and Sky Lounge - Foam Party by AIS Traveller SIM at Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong - Baba Nest Presents Special Set by Vicetone - Grand Opening of Cassia Phuket - Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa 5th Anniversary

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An Awnings Master

Chayuth Kaewklin Managing Director of Window Design and Awnings

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hayuth Kaewklin, also known as Aroon, is the Managing Director of Window Design and Awnings, one of Thailand’s leading tension membrane products (awnings) providers. The company takes care of customers in Phuket, throughout Thailand and overseas. Chayuth is originally from Phuket, born and raised here. He started his career many years ago right after graduating and just like many young people he began his working life as an employee.

How did it all begin? WDA Showroom

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After I graduated (in electrical power engineering) I began my career with some of the big name companies such Tesco Lotus and Central Festival, to name a couple, until I felt that I was ready to start my own business.


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Why the awnings business?

I researched the market for opportunities. Back then in 2009, my last job as an employee was as the regional manager for Mr. Curtain. I saw a future in the curtain business but at the same time I could see interesting prospects in the tension membrane industry. Then I decided to venture in awnings and curtains. I looked for a shortcut, a model that could help pave my way to success so I became a dealer for Thailand’s leading company in tension membrane products. Now I’m not their dealer anymore – I’m delivering my own products.

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What’s your tip for success?

In doing business, first you need to get yourself ready, get your spirit right. Second, be diligent. Third are the connections. Last is your source of capital. I started this business with only 200,000 baht and a shop-house but after five years I have my own showroom. How come I got this far? The answers are above; you just have to be brave enough to start out.

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Why tension membrane products?

Tension membrane products feature a design without utilising a metal frame but rather stretched canvas. It’s innovative and trendy. Tension membrane products are beautiful, light, and stylish. They might come at a higher cost, but tension membrane products deliver solutions that metal sheet frame can’t. We often see tension membrane products used in important places as they’re simply outstanding.

Why Phuket?

First, I’m originally from here. Second, most of my connections are here but now that my business has managed to grow I have dealers in other provinces. I have partners who help me with the designs and marketing, and that helps me sell my products throughout Thailand and overseas.

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Besides tension membrane products, Chayuth ‘s company also provides over 10 more products such as retractable awnings, vertical awnings, canopies, tents and warehouse tents, drop arm awnings, pergolas, insect screens, and sunscreen roller blinds.

What makes you different?

As mentioned, we opt for premium-grade products and offer long-term guarantees. Our products are stylish and tailored to customers’ requirements, plus we’re known among our customers for prompt service.

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Can you let us know about a bit about your products and services?

Which projects are you most proud of?

It‘s difficult to say as we always put everything we have into every job we’re responsible for. But to name a few, I’d say Artville opposite Central Pinklao, Beehive Lifestyle Mall at Muang Thong Thani, and General Prem Park in Songkhla. We have a new project in Pakistan which will cover an area

Our market is very broad, covering all areas in Thailand and overseas. Our professional team is able to travel abroad for meetings and installation in every corner of the world. Window Design and Awnings Co., Ltd. has a strong relationship with a leading manufacturer in Germany that has extensive experience in awnings. We use their products and use top-quality stainless steel for components and galvanized steel for every project in Thailand which guarantees no rust for 10-20 years. Last, but not least, is the designer who works for us; he’s been involved in a lot of large-scale developments such as the Huamark Sports Complex, walkways in Suvarnabhumi Airport, and a lot more. You can see his portfolio on our website.

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of about 4000sqm. If we’re talking about four- or five-star hotels in Phuket, we could reach the expectations of a six-star resort but I think we’ve already done that at Iniala Beach House (In Phang Nga province). Anyway, I don’t think we’ve reached the limit of our potentials yet. We’re still passionate about design.

What about your goals?

We’ll continue with in the awnings business but you’ll see new solutions on the market from us, I promise.

What are your working principles?

Be sincere to both your customers and your staff and the rest will follow

How do you manage your time?

I spend almost all of my time involved in my business but do enjoy going on big-bike trips with friends. However, I certainly don’t forget my family and try to spend as much time as possible with them - they’re my life, my motivation and my inspiration.

Your message to the new generation?

Window Design & Awnings Co., Ltd. 70/89 M.4 Chowfatawantok Rd., T.Vichit A.Muang Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 216 447, +66 (0) 89 724 6914 Fax: +66 (0) 76 216 448 E-mail: chayuth.awning@gmail.com, arunsawadde@hotmail.com Website: www.tentphuket.co.th, www.windecor.co.th

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Bodyslam Charity Concert 2015 at Laguna Phuket

On Saturday August 22 - Laguna Phuket hosted an inaugural charity concert event at Laguna Grove, the home of annual sporting events such as Laguna Phuket International Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon. The sold-out Laguna Phuket presents Bodyslam Charity Concert 2015 featured Thailand’s no.1 rock band, saw 5,000 fans enjoy the night and raised funds to refurbish the students’ dormitory at Phuket Punyanukul School for children with disabilities.

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Full Moon Party Volume 1 at Xana Beach Club

On Saturday August 29 - Thailand’s world-famous Full Moon Party was held at XANA Beach Club. Party-goers were raring to go with Chandon Stripe Out Limited Edition welcome drinks - launching in Phuket for the very first time, exciting fire performances, and Phuket’s finest house music while dancing to the beats of DJ Iain Thomson, DJ Kraiz and DJ Wii.

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Twinpalms 11th Anniversary at Palm Seafood

On Saturday September 19 Twinpalms Phuket celebrated its 11th anniversary at Palm Seafood on Bangtao Beach. The guests dressed up to the white theme, and enjoyed the shows and great food and drinks.

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The Emerald City Life Condo at Patong

On Friday September 25 - Emerald Development Group held a party to launch their new condominium project under the name of ‘The Emerald City Life Condo at Patong’ located in the heart of Patong City near Patong Beach.

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Launching SANOOK WITH ME Pool Bar and Sky Lounge

On Saturday October 3 - Mr. Sittichai Thanakorncharean – General Manager and Ms.Woraporn Noilatthi – PR and Marketing Manager of Sleep With Me Hotels launched SANOOK WITH ME pool bar and sky lounge, a rooftop restaurant for people who love to discover beautiful scenery with a cosy atmosphere along with 180-degree views in the heart of Patong.

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Foam Party by AIS Traveller SIM at Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong

Mr.Mahannop Aphinanthanaphong, AIS Vice President Regional Operations-South, together with Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong, held a Fun Beyond the Frontier Foam Party. The party was a massively successful blast on Saturday October 3.

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Baba Nest Presents Special Set by Vicetone

On Monday September 28 - Baba Nest at Sri Panwa presented a special set by Vicetone. Vicetone are a DJ and production duo formed by Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool, from the Netherlands.

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Grand Opening of Cassia Phuket

‘Cassia Unveilings’ the Grand Opening event of Cassia Phuket, the newest hotel under Banyan Tree Group, was held on October 20 at Laguna Phuket in Cherngtalay.

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Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa 5th Anniversary

‘Discovery of arts’ an event held on Thursday October 22 was a Photography workshop along with ‘Happening Art’ by Romadon Suriyan from Phuket Art Village. The event also featured ‘Passionate Art’ by Phuket local artists, culinary art food by M.L. Kwantip Devakula, culinary art beverages by Full Moon Brewery, cultural performance art from Phuket Art Village & Lion Muay Thai and photography by Foo Friday & Canon.

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Travelers’ diarrhea can be more serious than you think by Chaisai Sirisapaya, R.Ph.

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Travelers’ diarrhea is a gastrointestinal infection that is the most common illness affecting travelers. Each year between 20%-50% of international travelers, an estimated 10 million persons, have bad experiences with diarrhea.

What are the symptoms? The symptoms of travelers’ diarrhea vary. Generally diarrhea occurs within the first weeek of travel and last up to 3-4 days. Affected individuals on average pass up to 5 loose or watery bowel movement per day which may be associated withcramps. On occasion, individuals may experience fever or bloody stools. The diarrhea may be accompanied by abdominal pain and cramping, bloating, or increase in stomach or vomiting.

Why does it happen? This symptoms occurs as a result of unsanitary handling of food. Food handlers who do not wash their hands after they use the bathroom can transmit the infection to people who consume the contaminated food. The most common bacterium that causes travelers’ diarrhea is enterotoxigenic E. coli, V. parahaemolyticus and Clostridium botulinum

How to treat diarrhea When treating afflicted individuals, drugs that alleviate symptoms as well as antibiotics play a role. With moderate symptoms, the addition of Bismuth subsalicylate alone may suffice. Alternatively, anti-diarrheal agents such as loperamide (Imodium) can be given. With severe disease, characterized by frequent diarrhea or dehydration, or complicated by the passage of bloody stools, Imodium should not be used and you should consult your pharmacist. As with all diseases, it is best to consult a pharmacist rather than attempting to self-medicate for traveler’s diaarhea. This is especially relevant for pregnant woman and children

and tea, fruits that can be peeled, and canned products generally are safe. Although prophylactic antibiotics (antibiotics taken before the person is exposed to the pathogen) are effective in preventing travelers’ diarrhea, they generally are not recommended. In some situations drugs of quinolone class (levofloxacin,ciprofloxacin) or Bismuth subsalicylate have been shown to be effective.

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How to prevent diarrhea? Food is the major source of infection, Food sould be well-cooked and served warm. Raw befetables, uncooked meat or seafood and other foods maintained at room temperature should be avoided. Dairy products, tap water and ice (including frozen drinks not made from filtered water) are also high-risk foods. Carbonated beverages, beer and wine, hot coffee

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and provides the perfect golfing experience. Measuring 6,756 yards off the back tees, the upgraded design focuses the golfer on position and strategy from the tee, with well-placed bunkers and water hazards to consider. The USGA specification greens provide superb quality playing surfaces year round, with well-designed contouring and run-off areas that offer a wealth of shot options. The new layout highlights sustainable environmental conservation, which Laguna Phuket is renowned for. Its great emphasize on natural surrounding and wildlife has created


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Yiyue (Crystal) Zhong Assistant Manager, Marketing Communication a tranquil holiday paradise for golfers and travelers of all kinds with its enhanced water lagoons and reduced water consumption. A native cultural experience has been well represented with reused wooden steps, golf course furniture and decorative traditional Thai fishing boats to provide a local essence. The new landscaping provides golfers with two distinct scenic experiences with lush tropical foliage on the front nine, while the back holes feature coconut groves. A scenic backdrop comprising Phuket Mountains, and the Andaman Ocean frames its sprawling tract wherever one goes.

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Seafood Market Buffet at Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

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fantastic seafood night at Elements Restaurant, international cuisine at Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. The resort is perched on the headland overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

Experience: Seafood Night Buffet Price: 1,650 baht adults, 825 baht children (8-12 years old) below 8 years old free Dress Code: Casual

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Buffet dinner: Every Friday Vegetarian: Yes (20%-30% of all items) Drinking water: Free Mobile phones allowed: Yes Car Parking: Yes with valet Credit Card: Accepted

Contact information: Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach 22/2 Moo 4, Naithon Beach, Saku, Thalang, Phuket 83110 – Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 76 303 299 Fax: +66 (0) 76 303 270 Email: H7488-RE@accor.com


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‘Sunday Glitz’ - Sunday Brunch at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

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Experience: ‘Sunday Glitz’ Brunch Buffet Reservation: Recommended Price: 1,400 baht ++ per person inclusive of free flow alcohol and soft drinks (700 baht net for children 6 – 12 years)

Dress Code: Smart/casual Open: Every Sunday 12.00 – 15.00 Free drinking water: Yes Mobile phones allowed: Yes Car parking: Yes Credit card: Accepted

Contact information: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa 333 Patak road, Karon beach, Muang, Phuket, 83100, Thailand Tel : +66 (0) 76 396 443 Email : phuket.reservations@hilton.com

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The Sunset Grill Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

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he Sunset Grill Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, offers stunning views of the sun setting over the Andaman Sea. The romantic setting complements one of the best seafood restaurants in Phuket. Try the lobster and oysters package; come and enjoy grilled lobster or lobster thermidor served with grilled corn cob and four freshly shucked fin de claire oysters.

Experience: Sunset dinner Reservation: Recommended Dress code: Smart/casual Package: Lobster and oysters every Friday 1,590 baht Recommended menus: Wild mushrooms and truffles, Chateaubriand steak, soft shell crab salad

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Open: 18:00 – 22:00 Dinner: Yes Vegetarian dishes: Can order Free drinking water: Yes Mobile phone allowed: Yes Car parking: Yes Credit card: Accepted

Contact information: Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort 16/12 Moo 6, Tambon Kamala Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 231 234 ext. 5106 E-mail: fnb.phuhr@hyatt.com


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Phuket’s well-known viewpoints In this issue of Photo Album we’d like to feature some of Phuket’s well-known viewpoints – all reachable in a one-day trip around Phuket. These viewpoints are extremely photogenic so don’t forget to take your camera and/or Smartphone!

Sapan Hin THE BEACH IN TOWN

Start with Sapan Hin the classic leafy park just to the east of Phuket Town. Many of Phuket’s residents spend their leisure time here with their family because of its shade and constant cool sea breezes. If you come here early in the morning you’ll catch a beautiful sunrise. GPS / DD: 7.862094, 98.400935

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Big Buddha NAKKERD HILL

Perhaps the best time to arrive here is around 10am as the light then is near perfect for spectacular photos. The Big Buddha or Prahputtamingmongkol Eaknakakeeree, is coated with white marble, stands 45 metres tall and is about 25 metres broad across the lap. The project was conceived in 2002 by a group of local Buddhists called the Prahputtamingmongkol Sadtah 45 Foundation. From the hilltop, you can take in stunning 360-degree views of Phuket. GPS / DD: 7.827466, 98.311997

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Phuket Windmill YANUI

The perfect place to see beautiful Yanui and Naiharn beaches and the Andaman Sea. The views here are similar to more famous Phromthep Cape, but with fewer people. You should go there at 3pm. when people paraglide and fly model airplanes. At the top of the viewpoint is an open-air Sala through which cooling breezes flow. Be careful parking here if you come with a large vehicle as the road leading up is quite narrow. GPS / DD: 7.769703, 98.306757

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Phromthep Cape SUNSET VIEW

A crowded spot daily simply because the views out to sea and of other islands are impressive, you should go fairly early to the cape, at least one hour before the sun sets to grab a spot. This is the viewpoint that most magazines feature when they talk about the island. GPS / DD: 7.762654, 98.305277

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Khao Rang NIGHT VIEW This Phuket Town location is very popular. Here, surrounded by natural beauty, you will find a statue of Kosimbee na Ranong, Phuket’s charismatic governor of 100 years ago. Daytime views here are very beautiful as you can take in a bird’s-eye view of Phuket Town, but at night it’s lovely and cool and you’ll feel as though you’re in a huge bowl of stars. GPS / DD: 7.892788, 98.380139

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Emerald Development Group officially among the Best Properties in Thailand The Emerald Development Group led by CEO Mr.Sawit Ketroj is raising its game as one of the leaders of Phuket’s burgeoning property developers’ scene. There are many projects under the Emerald brand in various locations in Phuket and Ao Nang, Krabi, and customers – both Thai and foreign – who appreciate something different in design and looks are impressed by the quality of these developments. The Emerald Group was recently nominated and awarded in the Asia region’s real estate industry at the Thailand Property Awards 2015 in Best Condo Development (Phuket) and Best Boutique Developer (Thailand). Criteria consisted of quality of design, location, value for investment, developer’s background, and sales.

Safe Driving for Fun with Honda City and Honda Jazz On September 24, 2015 - Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. held a ‘Safe Driving for Fun with Honda City and Honda Jazz’ event for members of the Chiang Mai and Phuket media at the Honda Safety Driving Center on Ramkhamhaeng Road in Bangkok. Honda also demonstrated a new driving experience in the Honda City and Honda Jazz on the Bangkok-Chachoengsao route.

The event was held at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok. The Emerald Group was the winner of the Best Condo Development (Phuket) Award for The Emerald Terrace Condo @ Patong and the runner-up in the Best Boutique category. For more information: Tel: +66 (0) 86 776 6166 E-mail: info@emeraldgroup.co.th

Bangkok Airways to Open New Direct Route between Phuket and Hat Yai Phucharoen family donate for Luang Por Cham 100 years Building Project at Vachira Phuket Hospital On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Dr.Chayanon Phucharoen and his family; Mrs.Penpat Phucharoen and Mrs.Traitip Phucharoen met Dr.Jessada Chungpaibulpatana, the Director of Vachira Phuket Hospital to donated 500,000 baht on behalf of Mr.Thaveesakdi Phucharoen, to support the building project of Luang Por Cham 100 years Building at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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Bangkok Airways has announced the launch of a new direct route between Phuket and Hat Yai. The new service will feature daily flights starting from October 11. Bangkok Airways will offer a daily flight between Phuket and Hat Yai which consists of 70 economy class seats. From Phuket to Hat Yai, PG298 departs from Phuket at 07.25 arriving at Hat Yai at 08.30 and flies back to Phuket, departing from Hat Yai at 09.10, arriving at 10.15. For more information and reservations, please visit www.bangkokair.com or call center at 1771 (24 hrs)


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Phuket Pineapples Unique in the World

Phuket pineapples are unique for their sweetness, aroma, colour and texture; they’re certainly very different from other nationwide and worldwide varieties, so much so that several international airlines insist on serving only Phuket pineapples. As these pineapples can only be found in Phuket, the government launched a project to improve and enhance the quality and to promote them as a unique Phuket crop.

On November 27, 2552 (2009) Phuket’s pineapples were officially announced as a separate entity by the Department of Intellectual Property. Now the island’s pineapple plantation owners are working together to use the same tactics in pineapple planting in order to preserve the pineapple’s character and to increase its value. Not only will this benefit the farmers but it also helps consumers obtain premium quality goods. To buy Phuket pineapples you can easily find them downtown Phuket ket at the large market on Ranong Road or at roadside fruit stands. Along Thepkasattri ri Road (the thoroughfare leading to Phuket International Airport) is another her good place to buy them. But the best place to find this luscious us fruit at super cheap prices is just over the Sarasin Bridge in n Phang Nga Province where you’ll find dozens of stands selling not only pineapples but freshly caught crabs!


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Worraporn Noiladtee (Som) PR & Marketing Manager Sleep with Me Design Hotel @ Patong

Worraporn Noiladtee, also known as ‘Som’ or ‘Sammy’ is the PR & Marketing Manager at Sleep with Me Design Hotel @ Patong. Her main job is to make sure the image and public face of the hotel is in synch with the hotel’s concept. She’s been working in this field for about six years and is also talented at graphic design (it’s her hobby) and stands out from the crowd with her friendly smile. She discusses her style and accessories.

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Features - Lifestyle The ‘Must-Have’ Item

Red Lipstick This is my signature item and almost a part of me. I have to meet people all the time and makeup helps build my confidence and boosts my personality. On a hectic day, lipstick saves my life. Red for me is auspicious; it means power and it gives me confidence.

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I believe in sacred power. The pendant, which I always ayss wear, helps reminds me to o do good and stay conscious us of every move I make.

I sometimes can’t n’t find what I’m looking oking for so I use this key ring. It’s quite big, ig, so it’s easy to find yet it can fit in my pocket.

Cap Also an important item that I like to have it with me, my ccap ap helps me to stand out and a nd protects me from heat, the sun and the rain.

Wristwatch Wr Tim is very important to me so Time my watch is necessary for my daily routine as I have quite a lot of dail appointments with customers and app business partners. The watch itself bus and not too stylish and fits is simple s with almost anything I choose to wear wea so I like it very much.

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Niello Bangle I received my Niello bangle as a present from my family when I graduated from university some years ago. It’s priceless to me and I’m never without it.

Sometimes the event or appointment just happens without prior notice or with such short notice that it doesn’t to allow you much time to prepare for it. I found this red dress goes well with most events and occasions, yet it still reflects my personality.

My Style I dress creatively according to the need and occasion. I think dressing is a kind of communication in that you can tell everybody about yourself. It should reflect your personality, your preferences, your style and at the same time it should fit well with different places and what’s happening.

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Features - Cuisine Recipe

BACCALĂ€ AL FORNO Spanish baked black cod fish with Kalamata olives, red onions, fresh Roma tomato and roasted potato

Black Cod Fish

Tomato Ragout

Roasted Potato

160g 10ml 2ml 1g 1g

100g 20g 5g 50ml 5g 20g 5g 1g 1g

250g 2g 2g 20ml 10g 1g 1g

Spanish black cod filet Olive oil Fresh lemon juice White Pepper Sea salt

Method

Fresh Roma tomato (no skin) Red onion Garlic Red wine Brown sugar Black Kalamata olives Italian fresh basil Salt Black crashed pepper

Pat the fish dry and season to taste with salt and pepper. Oil one or two baking dishes large enough to accommodate the fish in one layer. Lay the fish in the dish and pour on the lemon juice and the olive oil. Refrigerate for 30 -40 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy skillet and add the onions. Cook, stirring often, until they have softened and begun to color slightly, 8 to 10 minutes. Add a generous pinch of salt and the garlic and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute. Stir in the tomatoes, olives, sugar, red wine, half the basil and more salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Wash your potatoes in cold water to get rid of any extra starch, tip your potatoes into a tray or pan in one layer, and add your olive oil and butter then season really well with salt and pepper. Toss your potatoes in the olive oil, butter, thyme, rosemary and mix all up. Put your potatoes in the hot oven to cook for 30 minutes until lightly golden and crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain off some of the excess oil.

Simmer uncovered, stirring often, until the sauce has cooked down a bit and is very fragrant, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour over the black cod fish. Sprinkle on the remaining basil. Place the black cod in oven for about 12 minutes. Serve the black cod with roasted potato and tomato ragout on top.

For more information please call +66 (76) 292 697, Email: lagritta@amari.com or visit www.lagritta.com Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

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Young potatoes with skin (cut in to Âź) Fresh Thyme herb Fresh Rosemary herb Olive oil Fresh Butter Salt Black crashed pepper

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Features - Business Talk How it began

It all comes from our experience as designer when we were often faced with the problem that contractors and developers couldn’t manufacture our creations and ideas. They tended to refuse our requests most of the time when it came to difficult or unusual designs. I thought then, well why not doing it ourselves? I’m a DIY person so I started to learn more about making of furniture. I began with small mock-up furniture and gradually bought more and more tools and equipment. I found it was a lot of fun and had a good time sorting through computer programs relating to this project.

From a hobby to a serious project After I’d acquired a few tools and a small amount of equipment, I felt that I needed more and began looking for bigger machines but then I found my design studio was too small to fit them all in! I needed more space and so looked around and now we have our own factory at Boat Plaza.

What’s good about us?

What makes us different is that we ourselves are the designers not just the manufacturers. When the customers come to us, they can expect not only products but also consultancy in terms of details, proportions, aesthetics and more. We quite have reputation for this within the design world. We cater to creations by designers or architects and you could say that we speak the same language as them.

Nawaphorn Namwan (Note) Director & Designer of Crazy Fur Co., Ltd. It’s been three years since Crazy Fur started up to provide creative solutions for both indoors and outdoors décor for Phuket. Phuketindex thinks it’s an interesting company and asked Khun Nawaphorn (or ‘Note’) to share its story with us. 58

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Obstacles

We recognise the high cost of labour and materials. Everyone knows that cost of living in Phuket is comparatively high but we manage to counter this by keeping the quality of both our products and service well balanced.

Future plans

We plan to expand of course but I prefer to take it step by step as we still would still like to stick with special and customized designs rather than going into mass produce items that all look the same. We have plans to expand our factory and are looking for new innovative materials to improve our furniture customization possibilities. In the near future Crazy Fur will offer our customers solutions in this field. We can help polish, do touch-ups or even to simply add more value with cost-effective methods.

What kind of furniture?

We mainly produce a big variety of decorative products such as interior partitions, exterior decorative grille panels and façade cladding.


Features - Business Talk Words for young-blood designers

I always think that to be a good designer you need to learn by doing. I sometimes see the new generation is stuck with designing on paper but you cannot make creations out of paper alone. Materials have their limitations also but by actually ‘doing it’ the solving process will be learned. I’d like to see something different from them, not just mixing and matching from the mass products on the market.

Prachar Utis Rd.

Pracharsaama kkee Rd. Grand Arena

Dance Academy

Boat Office

Sentio Nit Ja Silp Gallery

Our style - Your style

We see ourselves as a dream production maker. People have their own imagination or concepts of their house or project in their mind and when they come to us it’s our job to make their dreams come true. It’s fun and challenging with new concepts, ideas or dreams every time we work on any project. Custommade designs are unique and keep our brains in good shape!

Thep Krasatti Rd.

We can work different type of metals, aluminium composite, zinc and plastwood. Other core products are customized furniture, door design, lamps and wall art. Please visit www.crazyfurthailand.com to browse through our catalogs or visit our facebook page CrazyFur.

Bypass Rd.

Thep Krasatti Rd.

www.crazyfurthailand.com crazyfurthailand@gmail.com Tel: 085-041-8182 Line ID: note8dda

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Features - Property Sino

PHUKET’S FASCINATING Classic Architecture

T

he classic Western architecture you can see in Phuket in the shape of old Sino-Portuguese mansions his the result of influences ranging from English and Dutch design schools to Chinese beliefs and pragmatism. This results in an interesting and rich blend of colonialera architecture. The Chinese influences are fairly obvious and are a direct result of the large influx of Chinese workers and labour leaders who came to cash in on the tin-mining boom of a couple of centuries ago. Most of the newcomers to the island in those days were from the south of China – Hokkien province. If you look closely at these old buildings you’ll see a fascinating mélange of spiritual belief and practicality. You’ll also see little flourishes above window frames of ‘Nam

Tao’ patterns, fire pearls, flowers, and reliefs of various animals. The byword in those days was ‘adaptability’ as architects melded together several different cultures and styles. A dominant feature of this architectural style is often noted at the façade of buildings in the shape of a five-foot long curved indent known as a ngor kar khee in the Greek Ionic style and you’ll also notice typical Corinthian embellishments of sculpted leaves and ‘foliage’. The island’s remaining Sino-Portuguese mansions are typical of the practice in the past of merging of Chinese practicality with Western designs. Several Chinese practices such as leaving a wide open space in the middle of the house for cooling purposes are noticeable.

Phuket’s old buildings can be divided into several groups are separated by period or by stylistic function. Roughly speaking, most of them were constructed in the era from King Rama IV to King Rama VIII. So we can group them into four types:

King Rama VII

King Rama IV

The first period is in the beginning of King Rama IV’s reign. Construction

The third period is during the early reign of King Rama VII. Designers brought in lower façade decorations

during this time showed a strong Chinese pragmatic influence which often resulted in one- or two-storey buildings.

and incorporated a verandah, with lower-floor open spaces emphasized.

King Rama IV-VI

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The second period is from the end of King Rama IV’s reign until the King Rama VI period. At that time Western architecture was

The last period is at the end of King Rama VII’s reign and into the reign of Rama VIII. Stucco

beginning to become popular and the façade of buildings was embellished by Greek-Roman touches such as graceful curves in windows and doors with stucco above them.

was still incorporated, along with the Western-style use of mirrors and the use of a verandah.

King Rama VII-VIII


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As for utilities, we can classify Sino-Portuguese architecture into four types: The bureaucratic office; the commercial building; the mansion, and the shrine.

A typical Phuket bureaucratic office design is encapsulated in Phuket City Hall and Phuket Provincial Court. Phuket City Hall is largely similar to Phuket Provincial Court building and has the distinction of being the very first reinforced-concrete building in what was then known as Siam. It was constructed in the period of King Rama IV, when the iconic and noteworthy Phra Rasdanupradit Mahisorn Bhakdi (Kosimbi Na Ranong) was governor of Phuket.

Phuket’s commercial buildings are often designed to be slim to avoid paying tax on their width (one can discern the Dutch influence here). They had deep, functional interiors and were often three-storey affairs. Sino-Portuguese commercial buildings can be widely found around Phuket Town along Phang-Nga Rd., Krabi Rd., Deebuk Rd., and Yaowarat Rd.)

Phuket has about 10 Sino-Portuguese mansions left. These were the elegant abodes of people who’d made good on the island. Known as Ung Mor Lhao, the people who inhabited these stately buildings were more than likely millionaires. There are several gorgeous mansions in Phuket town such as the homes of Luang Anuphas Phuket Karn, Luang Amnart Nararak, Pra Aram Sakornkete, and Yusoot Sodaban. Nowadays, some mansions are for sale or are rented out to become restaurants (and cooking schools), schools, and tourist attractions that you can actually visit them.

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You’ll find many shrines in Phuket where the new generation pays its respects and learns ancient culture and traditions. They’re also popular tourist destinations. Shrine Sang Tham or ‘Shrine Teng Kong Tong’ is located on Phang-Nga Road in Phuket Town. It’s an ancient shrine of the local Tan family. The shrine is in Chinese style; the roof featuring stucco and dragons and is adorned with images of immortals and embellished ceramics of colourful flowers and leaves as well as a mosaic pattern. The interior features popular deities such as Kuan Yin (Pud Jor) by Ong Soon Tai. There is also a mural of Si Yin Kui (in a previous existence Ong Soon Tai Sai, an ancestor of the Tan family) and also a portrayal of Chu Sae Nhiew Niew.


Features - Travel Destination Malaysia International Mask Festival

Malaysian

Mask Festival The Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac) and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) hosted the Malaysian International Mask Festival 2015 from August 13-16 at the Esplanade, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park. The four-day festival involved 379 participants: 287 from Malaysia and 92 from other countries. This festival aims to instill mutual understanding in the local and international communities with regards to ‘mask culture’ by featuring a vast cross section of masks with various motifs and

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creations. The festival also aims to promote Malaysia as an international cultural and tourist destination. Masks have been used by man for protection, subterfuge, performance, and entertainment for many millennia. They exist in many cultures around the world, each with its own identity and function. A good example of mask culture is to be found in Malaysia itself with the Orang Asli Mah Meri tribe from Carey Island, Selangor, well known for their mask art.


Features - Travel Destination Malaysia International Mask Festival

This programme was held for the first time in Malaysia and attracted tourists from all over the world, highlighting the characteristics, universality and variations of shape and design of masks in accordance with their function and role. The Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park was selected as the location for this event, as it is the base for Malaysia’s most iconic shopping mall, hosting a series of prominent and unique international brands. Its location in the centre of the city makes it a popular tourism destination, ideal for a large-scale prestigious international event such as the MIMAF.

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Features - Travel Destination Malaysia International Mask Festival

MIMAF consisted of five main components; performance, exhibition, demonstration, competition and a parade. An exhibition featured masks and costumes, demonstrations emphasizing mask-painting and carving, along with face and helmet-painting. There was also mask-painting and colouring. A one-kilometre-long mask parade was held in the tourist-friendly roads such as Jalan Ampang (in front of MaTiC), Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan P.Ramlee and Suria KLCC. The parade demonstrated the use of masks and costumes accompanied by prolific music. The main showcase featured performances from each participating country, while events were

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held in various key locations such as the Central Market, Sungei Wang Plaza and Nu Sentral. Thank you helpful information from Khun Nikki, PR representative from Tourism Malaysia www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my Tourism Malaysia - Bangkok Unit 1, 3rd Floor, Zuellig House 1-7 Silom Road, Bangrak Bangkok 10500 THAILAND +662 636 3380-3

+662 636 3384

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