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Dr. Preecha Ruengchan The Latest Governor of Phuket

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Dr. Preecha Ruengchan was raised in Pichit, one of the southernmost provinces in northern Thailand and comes from a truly agricultural family. Upon completion of his basic education at a temple school in Pichit, he applied for and was granted a place in the Faculty of Economics at Chulalongkorn University, from which he later graduated with a doctoral degree in the Organizational Development Department. He started his political career with an appointment as Assistant Director in the administration of Pichit, gradually working his way up to governor of that province. Here Dr. Preecha describes how he interprets his priorities regarding his governorship of Phuket with particular regard to the tourism industry.

The scope of being Governor of Phuket with particular regard to Tourism My number one priority as Governor of this island is to ensure the continued welfare and prosperity of all Phuketians. We all know that Phuket is now a major tourist destination and we have to work hard to maintain that status, both to attract new visitors and to make those that already know Phuket want to come back time and again. In this way we also look after ourselves, after all, without tourists Phuket cannot continue to survive in its present form. Phuket has many attractions but perhaps three are of particular value. First there is the natural beauty of the island, surrounded by clear seas with wonderful coral reefs. Second, there is its history including the legend of the Two Heroines, tin mining, the Chinese expat community and much more. Finally there is the inherent generosity and open-heartedness of the Thai people who live here. We have to ask ourselves; “Why should people want to come to Phuket?” and the answer must lie in the islands ‘uniqueness’. The sort of tourist that comes here does not want a Las Vegas style holiday destination, so instead we should concentrate on emphasizing our strong points such as I have mentioned above, to attract the right kind of visitor who is going to leave with fond memories and a strong desire to return.

My vision for the future of the Tourism Industry Nowadays it seems that Phuket has lost much of its identity and we are in danger of ruining its future and the well being of our descendants. Right now we eat good fish, but if we are not careful, we may leave nothing but the bones for our children. Our first priority must be to preserve the natural resources of the island. Much of the old Phuket ‘atmosphere’ has been lost and we have to rewind the tape to get it back, then fast forward to a fresher, purer, future so that tourists will wish to continue to be our guests. Obviously I cannot do this alone and really need the co-operation of all Phuketians.

Dr. Preecha Ruengchan : Phuket Governor

The first priorities to enhance Tourism in Phuket We have to be proactive in promoting Phuket as a safe destination for tourists as well as an exciting, beautiful and welcoming place to visit. We should provide more activities for tourists such as sporting competitions, events and conferences. This coming May we will be hosting the World Diving Conference and will have the opportunity to show just how beautiful the underwater world around Phuket is. Many places such as Bali, Singapore, Dubai and Brazil hold such events and Phuket should not be left behind. We have to launch more activities and festivals to attract more tourists and we need to make them so memorable that our guests want to come back again and again. Finally we have to construct our industry so that it will have a long and prosperous future. We have a beautiful island and we have to keep it that way to ensure that coming generations will also profit from its potential. Phuketindex.com thanks our new governor, Dr. Preecha Ruengchan for his time and like him, we hope for the continued and long term prosperity of Phuket. www.phuketindex.com

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Suwat Wangkiat

When golfers hear the name “Jon Morrow” the Red Mountain Golf Course most likely comes to mind, but it’s not the only golf course he has designed in Phuket. For most Thai businessmen and professionals a golf course of international standard is their first priority. That’s why Jon Morrow was asked to design Phuket: Phunaka, a course which has brought a different dimension to golf in Phuket. 8 Million Baht. The property market doesn’t stand still.” He has been associated with many projects both in Phuket and Bangkok. “I was involved with the building of The Islandia Park Resort in Karon in 1991. Then I went north to undertake projects in Bangkok” he commented. In 2004 he started Sinsukthani; a company building two different styles of contemporary houses with each being available in either a single or a two storyed version. Now as a result of his love of golf he has taken another step on a different career path: the 9-hole Phunaka Golf Course which, due to their countries strong currencies is largely funded by investors from Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Suwat Wangkiat: Managing Director of Phunaka Golf Course

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TMB Bank Public Co., Ltd. where I stayed for 6 years. Afterward I headed back to my Phuket home and have been in the property business ever since.” Suwat continued “In 1988 when I built a 3-floor commercial building in Karon comprising of 115 units, each unit only cost 800,000 Baht But these days if you asked for the same unit each would cost at least

“My initial intention was to establish an 18-hole golf course but due to expropriation, we were only left with 180 rai” he stated. So he allocated 130 rai to a 9-hole golf course and the remaining 50 to a 300 yard driving range. The 9 hole course is “A Night Golf Course”, the first and only one in Phuket. It is designed to suit those who work during the day but still wish to play golf afterwards and also attracts ladies who do not want a suntan! “Phuket now has 6 golf courses including Phunaka, and most golfers want to play on each course so I don’t see Phunaka as being in competition with other courses”


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Suwat observed. “We launched it to support the ever increasing market for golf and make golfing options more interesting.” Every golf course has its own challenges and though Phunaka has no big trees for golfers to avoid, the grass and the wind are both challenging. Suwat then revealed he plans to begin building 250 condominiums next June. Many of his customers come from Korea and Japan. They arrive on Friday evening, play night golf and spend Saturday and Sunday morning playing day golf before flying back on Sunday evening. “We want this place to be a relaxation complex so we will provide them with a place to stay and a course on which to play all in one spot” he said. He also wants to develop the golfing potential of the region’s young by establishing a golfing school. “It would be great if Phuket had a golf school. It’s situated in a perfect location so when parents come to Phuket on business, they could send their children to golf school, to improve their swing. Right now there are so many direct flights from foreign countries to Phuket. I think a golf school would be a good business opportunity” he said. He told us if Phunaka Golf Course and condominium complex is

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successful he will immediately begin his next project. “Many of my customers especially from Scandinavia used to ask me why didn’t I build a hotel or resort in a pretty spot I have in Karon. So when the time is right, I obviously must satisfy my customers’ demands again” he joked. He is always busy but when he has free time, of course, he spends it playing golf. “I have been playing golf for approximately 24 years. I don’t play seriously, I play because I love the game. I’m lucky that my

hobby and business ultimately are the same,” he added with a smile. “My family live in Australia, in Sydney, but when we have time, we play golf together here at Phunaka.” Today Suwat is a professional in the property business and a golfing amateur. Perhaps in the future he may become a golfing professional! Phuketindex.com thanks Suwat for a very interesting conversation and wishes him and Phunaka all the best for the future.


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Shake it up at Shakers Grab a seat and take a Sip, At the latest place for Patong’s hip. Sweep away that summer heat With a shake or a smoothie, you’ll look real neat. Located near the southern end of Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd., Shakers is a small but sophisticated restaurant offering a range of salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, meat dishes and desserts, but what makes it so special are those smoothies and shakes – a fantastic treat in any weather but almost indispensable in the summer. Take the time to try one of these:

Watermelon Cooler Mango Mania What fruit could possibly represent the Tropics better than the mango? Available all year round this naturally sweet and refreshing fruit is one of Thailand’s most popular. Mangoes are a good staple for a daily diet as they are high in fiber, but low in calories. As it grows the mango has a green tough skin which slowly turns yellow with a beautiful red mottled effect as it ripens whilst the fragrant flesh becomes a brilliant golden orange and has a juicy and exotically sweet taste. Often eaten with Thai sticky rice and coconut cream, it can also be used to make a delicious shake; so sit down, take a break, and enjoy the fabulous taste of sunshine in the exotic flavours of the mango.

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Welcome summer with watermelon when they are at their sweetest and best. It is not only a great thirst quencher on a hot summers day, but this delectable fruit may also help to fight the inflammations that contribute to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. With a higher water content and lower calorie count, it still manages to give more nutrients per calorie than most other fruits, making it an outstandingly healthy drink or light snack. You will probably have tried watermelon in a fruit salad, or even a watermelon sherbet, but how about watermelon chutney, or watermelon pie? Surprised at its diversity? Don’t be. At Shakers, you may well be satisfied with just a simple glass of frozen watermelon shake or an icy watermelon smoothie, but no other drink says “summer” quite like this subtly crunchy, thirst quenching fruit. Believe it and indulge yourself.


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Sour-Sweet Blue Raspberry Most berries are delightfully juicy, are either round or semi-oblong (strawberry exempt) and are brightly coloured to either attract or repel birds. In the latter regard, the raspberry is no exception and comes in red, dark purple and even yellow. With a smooth and fragile skin, the pigments that give raspberries their distinctive hues are also good for health, containing chemicals that may help to prevent some diseases. Raspberries have a flavour all of their own ranging from sweet and tangy to sour and acidic, but whatever the taste, they seem to be popular almost everywhere. Raspberries can be used in a variety of appealing ways including being served fresh, mashed to make sundaes, put into jams, jellies, pies, and other desserts, but not forgetting of course, being turned into shakes and smoothies. The Shakers blue raspberry shake is addictive, but beware, if your next port of call requires a certain amount of style, you might fall a tad short because of your blue lips. Fear not however, it fades in time and I’m told a few stolen kisses can help, though who you kissed might not remain a secret.

A firm favourite everywhere bananas are naturally native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia. Before it ripens, the flesh, a white to whitishyellow colour, may be astringent, gummy with latex, and hard. But when properly ripe it becomes sort of slippery, soft, and mellow. The flavour is delightfully mild with a sweet but with an ever so slightly acidic taste. Of all fruits, the banana is probably the most nutritious, containing as it does, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. It is very popular with active people, such as athletes, providing a quick and easily digestible source of energy. So now is the time to strip off those yellow jackets, get them naked, pop them into a blender, add some milk, break the ice to mix them up and join in an orgy of self-indulgence. Only ‘Shakers’ offers such abandoned depravity. If you’re hot, being cool is easy, but just help yourself along with a spot of indulgence at Shakers.

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Ashtanga YogaKenwith Harakuma

Phuket has the good fortune to welcome Ken Harayama the Director of Ashtanga Yoga Japan and co-founder of the International Yoga Centre Japan. From January 12th to February 20th Ken will hold special classes for Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama Practice at Sukko Cultural Spa and Wellness Resort.

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huketindex.com grasped this once in a blue moon opportunity to have an interview with him, the first Japanese certified to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (a Grand Master from India). Here is what we learned. Please tell us what Ashtanga Yoga is exactly? Actually all kinds of Yoga are based on Ashtanga. It comes from an ancient text called ‘Yoga Sutras’ by Yogi Patanjali, the second chapter of which is about how you practice Yoga. It says Yoga is Ashtanga; ‘ashta’ meaning ‘eight’ and ‘anga’ meaning ‘limb’ in Urdu. In other words, there are ‘eight limbs’, or disciplines, to follow. The Ashtanga or eight limbs are described by Patanjali as: - Yama (abstinences) - Niyama (observances) - Asanas (postures) - Pranayama (breath control) - Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) - Dharana (concentration) - Dhyana (meditation) - Samadhi (contemplation) What is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga? Ashtanga is not only the practice of postures or positions. It’s all about a way of life including morning exercise, working, the way you eat, and the way you think. All of these are related to it, so try to understand the eight limbs and you will understand Ashtanga. Then practice it in daily life.

Ken Harakuma: Ashtanga Yoga Master

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Describe the Ashtanga postures practice? I learned the Pattabi Jois Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system from Pattabi himself. It is mainly focused on dynamic connecting postures. Doing the posture (Asanas) combined with the breathing (Pranayama) is the way to practice.


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How did you become interested in Yoga? I used to be a trading company owner. I worked very hard and suffered far too much stress. Then I discovered Yoga and practiced Iyengar Yoga for three years before switching to Ashtanga which I practiced for two years before opening my studio fifteen years ago. Even now I’m still learning.

How does Ashtanga Yoga help?

Can anyone practice Ashtanga Yoga?

I think all kinds of Yoga can help a person in the same way. When you do the postures, your body is getting stronger, more flexible and better balanced. The breathing helps to create energy and stimulate the nervous system, and as a consequence the mind is more conscious and awake.

Everyone can practice Ashtanga but you have to learn how. Your teacher will help you with this; just come and join then learn. You do not need to have practiced yoga before, beginners are always welcome. Can one do it alone?

Yes you can. I practiced alone for two years before going to India where I stayed Sometimes, before starting to practice with a teacher for one month then went Yoga, people feel lethargic and run down. back to Japan and spent another ten But then they find that Yoga helps them months practicing myself. I then repeated to have more energy, feels up to the the process, this time staying in India for challenge, and encourages them not to two months before flying back home for give up. However, they must not push it another ten months of solitary practice. too hard, and must know their physical If you learn the basics from the teacher, limitations. you can practice yourself. It’s possible, but you should always go back to your teacher to learn a little more, bit by bit. Remember, doing the postures is not just to exercise your body. The main I have heard that we should not idea is to clarify your way of thinking which is more important than just body practice Ashtanga Yoga on moon days, why? strength. Ashtanga Yoga helps working? If you learn Ashtanga properly, not only the postures but its deeper meaning, you will feel the difference between before and after practicing. Previously, you may have used a lot of energy in doing something and consequently feel tired, but after you understand Ashtanga, doing the same task, but with a different way of thinking, you will not be so tired because you mind is relaxed.

It’s one of the rules. The position of the sun and the moon affects our lives and we believe that on moon days (both full moon and new moon) the energy level changes too much. With a new moon, our energy will drop considerably while a full moon gives a surplus of energy, but not well grounded. So avoid practicing Ashtanga on these two days to avoid injury. Instead, you can spend this time praying to show your appreciation of the sun and the moon.

Now you know how good Ahstanga Yoga is, and how literally anyone can do it, don’t you want to get started? Get to Know Ken Harakuma Ken is the Director of Ashtanga Yoga Japan and co-founder of the International Yoga Center Japan. A surfer since high school, he has a black belt in Shorinji Kempo martial arts. He has journeyed to the North Pole and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. His destiny led him to health-related training: practicing Tai Chi, Thai Massage, Therapy & Chiropractic Sports Massage, and Reiki Master Certification. He has been practicing yoga for many years and continuously studying with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R Sharath at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Ken is the first Japanese teacher authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to teach the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. He is presently practicing the Advanced Series under their guidance. He supervised the translation (into Japanese) of Sriya Namaskar and Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and wrote “The Spirit of Ashtanga Yoga” (in Japanese). He also invited R Sharat to Japan in 2005 & 2007 for his workshop in Tokyo.

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Kongkiat Laorwong is a family physician who gained his medical degree from Prince of Songkla University Dr. Kongkiat then began to specialize in the area of ‘Hair Transplantation’ and graduated as a fellow in Hair Restoration Surgery certified by the ISHRS [International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery]. Now an active member of ISHRS, Dr. Kongkiat has opened his own clinic - ‘Absolute Hair Clinic’ - and is committed to helping patients who have lost their hair using state-of-the-art techniques in hair transplantation surgery.

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In this issue Phuketindex.com, was delighted to get the chance to speak with Dr. Kongkiat about hair loss and hair transplantation. Dr. Kongkiat: How did you become interested in the area of hair transplantation? Hair transplantation was an area that interested me because we have less qualified Doctors in Thailand interested in this area than most parts of the developed world. However, this withstanding, Thailand’s is the only training centre besides the US that is certified by ISHRS.

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Dr. Kongkiat: Please tell us a bit about the subject? Hair transplantation has been successfully performed for over 40 years and is the only method of restoring hair which gives natural results and will last a life time. It is a surgical technique that involves moving permanent skin containing hair follicles from the back and/or sides of the scalp (the donor site) to the bald or thinning area of the scalp (the recipient site). The procedure does not have long term side effects. Medication however may be provided after the procedure to help prevent and maintain future loss of existing hairs. But after surgery, there is no additional care needed on the transplanted hair; you are able to treat it like your ordinary hair, shape it, cut it, dye it or do whatever you want because it is your own hair. Moreover as opposed to treatments provided in aesthetic clinics, hair transplantation is considered a part of a medical treatment.

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Health & Beauty Health Care Dr. Kongkiat: Could you be a bit more specific about the options available? There are two kinds of hair replacement options; firstly, hair piece and secondly, hair system. Hair piece (also known as ‘a wig’) tends to cover all of the head, whereas a hair system is designed to cover the balding area only. Unlike the hair piece, if you choose the hair system which involves sewing a wig into existing hair, you will need to see a technician every month to help you take care of your replaced hair, since it is not possible to do yourself. The maintenance cost for hair replacement is high in the long term, therefore surgery is often considered the smarter option as a onetime investment can last a life time. And the hair loss problem itself? Hair loss is more often seen in males than females; reasons include hormonal and hereditary factors. In Thailand, statistics tell us 30-40% of Thai males face hair loss when they reach the ages of between 40 and 50 years of age. The percentage for females is far less and the age at which they are affected also similarly varies. Dr. Kongkiat: How can a person tell if they are suffering hair loss? The falling of 50-100 strands of hair per day is considered to be normal as such losses are replaced with new hair growth. It is important to observe your everyday’s hair fall. You could collect them in an envelope for a week and average it per day. If you find it’s unusual, then it’s time to go and see a doctor. Remember, hair loss sometimes can be affected by medication, hyperthyroidism, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) etc. It’s like a sign you should notice and seek advice.

Dr. Kongkiat Laorwong: Hair Restoration Surgeon

Dr. Kongkiat: How are children and young adults affected with hair restoration surgery? If the person is very young, i.e. he/she is only 18-19 years of age, then a thorough evaluation is required. In many countries people under the age of 25 are not permitted to have surgery. However, in Thailand, we don’t have any ‘hard and fast’ rule about a minimum age requirement; this is left at the Doctors discretion. Dr. Kongkiat: Please advise any recommendations you may have for our readers. It’s important to have a health check-up annually; the sooner you know about any problem the better and the easier the recovery will be. Furthermore, for those who love to dye, curl, or straighten your hair regularly: You may not see its effects on your hair root now - but who knows in the future? So I would suggest it would be better to keep your hair away from heat and chemicals unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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Advantages of dental veneers Veneers give you natural, healthy looking teeth because they are very thin and transmit light better than fillings. In addition to being esthetically pleasing, they also protect the surface of your tooth from further damage. Veneers do not require invasive tooth preparation as do dental crowns. In some cases, veneers may make a dental crown (caps) unnecessary.

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orrying about your crooked tooth? Brooding about an unexpected broken tooth? Or not feeling confident because you have gaps between your teeth? Dental veneers can give you the beautiful smile you want! What a veneer is A veneer is a thin layer of material placed on the surface of a tooth. The veneer will not only improve the appearance of a tooth, it will protect your tooth from damage. Veneer is often used by dentists as a way to

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help patients who have problems with a stained or discolored tooth, worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, gaps between teeth, and chips or cracks. When you need a veneer Sometimes bonding a composite “white filling� is all that you need for minor problems such as a very small chip or crack. Veneers are best for severe cases of tooth color dullness, discoloration, spacing or uneven teeth, wear, chipping, and cracking.

What a veneer is made of The two most common materials used to fabricate dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain. Resin veneers are thinner and require less removal of the tooth surface before placement, however, porcelain veneers resist stains better and well mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. They can be fabricated by a dental technician in a laboratory. Composite veneers can also be directly fabricated inside your mouth at the dental office. Porcelain veneers last longer but are more expensive than composite resin.


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There is always an easy way to solve problems. In some cases, a veneer is not the only option. Better talk to your dentist and find out the best solution for you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health, you are always welcome to consult our experts at the Phuket Cosmetic Dental Clinic.

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Dental Veneers How long it will take The dental veneer procedure can often be completed in two dental visits over a week period. The first is the examination stage; that means any oral health concerns will be examined before you and your dentist select the best veneer option and perform color matching. Once the examination process is completed and the customized plan designed, treatment begins. The treatment procedure has two phases, 1) preparation, then 2) bonding. First, some of the outer enamel surface of your tooth may be removed (in an amount that is nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface), to make sure that the veneer can be bonded permanently in place later (a local anesthetic may need to numb the area during this process). Then a model or impression of your tooth will be made and taken to a

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dental technician who will fabricate your veneer. A few days later, your dentist will temporarily place your custom made veneer to check for fit and color. When you are satisfied with your new veneer, and no adjustments are needed, the veneer will be permanently bonded onto your tooth with a special adhesive. How long a veneer will last Dental veneers do not offer a permanent cosmetic solution and must be replaced eventually. However a veneer can last between 5 to 10 years depending on how expertly it has been placed and how well you take care of it. A veneer does not require special care There is no need for any special care of your veneer. Just continue to follow good oral hygiene practices by brushing and flossing as you normally would. www.phuketindex.com

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In d e x Dental C l i n i c

Phuket Cosmetic Dental Clinic 16/1 Hongyok U-Thit Rd., Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 236 823 Fax: +66 (0) 76 236 824 Email: info@phuketcosmeticdentalclinic.com Website: www.phuketcosmeticdentalclinic.com

Experience the Difference Phuket Cosmetic Dental Clinic was established in 2004 and benefits from the expertise of three experienced local dental surgeons. Together they deliver to Phuket residents and tourists alike the highest standards of dental treatment along with first class service. All facets of dentistry are catered to though particular attention is given to asthetic appearance.

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4th floor at Phuket International Hospital, Muang Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 76 249 386-7 Fax: +66 (0) 76 249 373 Email: info@dentist-phuket.com Website: www.dentist-phuket.com

Professional Dental Experience you choose At Phuket International Dental Center, we offer time-proven, trusted results with high standards of excellence. Combining the latest innovation in dental technology with highly educated, professional team of fifteen dentists, each qualified in their own speciality, we provide comprehensive treatment planning which focus in both aesthetic and function.

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In d e x Spa

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Relaxing Aside Srivana Massage and Spa is strategically placed, adjacent the shopping venue of Phuket town. After looking for people’s souvenir or shopping for yourselves, shopaholics might need a course of massage or treatment to revitalize and relieve muscular tension, then Srivana just right there awaits. Open: 10.30 a.m. - last session begin at 10.30 p.m. Phuket Town Inn Hotel Mai Khao Beach

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Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness

Index Spa

5/10 Moo 3, Chaofa (West) Rd., Muang Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 76 263 222 Fax +66 (0) 76 264 533 Email: sukko@sukkospa.com Website: www.sukkospa.com

The world’s first cultural spa Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness is the world’s first cultural spa with the unique Thai cultural service and design of architect derived from the ancient capital of Siam, with three categories of rooms and 160 treatment beds in the new five-star day spa in Phuket with more than 12,000 sq.m. spa area and full wellness facilities. We provide individual spa packages based on the philosophy of Thai Ayuraveda and other ancient wisdom tailored to fit your requirements, including weddings, honeymoons, outdoor sports etc. Phuket Villa 5

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Phuket Zoo

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Location: Located in the middle of Phuket Island and surrounded by verdant woods and watercourses flowing through mountain on Chaofa Road. For taxi: อยู่บนถนนเจ้าฟ้าตะวันตก ทางขวามือก่อนถึงวัดฉลอง

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1. Rattan Weave Armchair

3. Bamboo Floor Lamp

This beautiful open weave wicker armchair gives a smart new look to any room. Pair it up and/or add a simple clear glass side table and it becomes an ideal chair for reading or chatting. Coming with comfortable seat and back cushions, its long lasting construction and aesthetic appeal has been crafted for modern use.

A contemporary design of floor lamp, this piece has a chrome base and a bamboo column enclosing a white linen insert. The bamboo enhances the distinct feel of the tropics while the linen insert gives a diffused, soft lighting effect. The mix of chrome and bamboo means it can fit into any style of decor giving maximum flexibility.

2. Pressed Bamboo Wood Vase

4. Natural Decorative Branch

Handcrafted by artisans who specialize in this type of spun bamboo product found in small villages all over Southeast Asia, these vases feature the natural colour of the un-lacquered bamboo. The carefully sanded smooth texture gives a ‘fine art’ feel to them and allows you to enhance your home decor with their simplicty.

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The rustic look of this untouched vine branch brings to any area the aura of natural wood. Standing alone on a suitable table, it is lively in the sunlight during daytime, and peaceful and serene under the influence of soft lighting at night. This item is a perfect addition to any tropical home.


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5. Horn Scale Vase Accent your home with these unique horn scale vases. Distinctive with shades of brown. Two gorgeous designs are available. Perfect for holding single blooms or small clusters of wild flowers.

6. Free Form Lounge Chair If you appreciate sculpture, this is really a great buy. With its unique bent and welded steel rod construction, the chair is exceptionally strong and surprisingly comfortable. All parts are honed to a perfect finish. Frame and cushion fit so well together that comfort as well as durability are assured.

7. Wicker Pattern Leather Chair This strongly built but stylish chair is ideal for use in any living room. It is built for comfort and comes with a soft touch cushion, covered with a zip-on fully washable light coloured cotton fabric. The distinctive appearance of this piece has been achieved by weaving together subtly different coloured strands of fine wicker to create a unique textured look.

8. Teak Sofa and Mosaic Table A teak sofa with beautiful and comfortable cushioning, coupled with a solid and elegant mosaic table. Supreme in quality and design, this set is an excellent choice for any home offering both functionality and modernity.

9. Mosaic Bench A log shaped combination of furniture and art, this bench is covered with hundreds of little green tone mosaic tiles. Placed in living room, garden, poolside or wherever, it will enhance the area with its functionality and modern taste.

10. Canvas Floor Lamp A simply modern look, just the thing for adding a new look to living rooms or seating areas. Wood texture base with a white canvas shade gives your home a clean timeless appeal of today’s light setting.

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Phuket Awnings Services Co., Ltd.

33/3 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Rd., Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 234 938 Fax: +66 (0) 76 234 939 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 788 1639 Email: sunshadesystems@yahoo.com Website: www.phuketawnings.com

Professional Awning Maker Phuket Awnings Services Company Limited is a professional awnings and sail making company with over ten years experience in the field. Our products range from tensioned membrane fabric roofs through yacht sails to shade sail structures. All materials used are imported and are of premium quality designed for functionality as well as longevity. In addition to providing protection to you and your property from the effects of the sun, our imaginatively designed products can also enhance the aesthetic appearance of your home.

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Wah Estate Company Limited

4/12 Moo 5, Chaofa West Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 521 766 Mobile: +66 (0) 87 279 0001 (24 hrs) Email: info@wahestate.com Website: www.wahestate.com

Home & Décor Index Interior Design

Outstanding service within a Wah Wah Estate Co., Ltd. is a Phuket based company providing professional architectural design and comprehensive development consultancy services to the Island’s discerning clientele. Services provided include: constructional administration, architectural services, interior design, legal advice, and sales and marketing management. Individual team members have experience with various highly successful projects including; Two Villas, West Sands and Royal Phuket Marina. A multi discipline approach allows ‘Wah Estate’ to produce coordinated, integrated, and functional designs which satisfy every client’s individual requirements. Open: Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00, Sat 09:00-12:00 Mai Khao Beach Closed: Sunday

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Location: Wah Estate’s office is situated on Chaofa West Rd., just opposite Soi Ta Ead, close to the famous Chalong Temple. For taxi: สำ�นักงานของบริษัท วา เอสเตท ตั้งอยูบ ่ นถนนเจา้ ฟา้ ตะวันตก

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ome people know what they really like; some like what they do; but few know and do what they really like. In Kris Tengamnuay owner of Boutique Golf Villa we found one of the few people that fits this desired for criteria. A person who combines his knowledge and passion for golf with design and construction. We were delighted therefore to get the opportunity to speak with Khun Kris. Kris Tengamnuay graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a degree in Engineering before continuing on with a Masters degree in the USA in the same discipline. To say Kris has been ‘bitten by the golf bug’ is an understatement. He is an aficionado. Residing in Phuket for the last 10 years Kris advices us “At the very beginning of my first steps in Phuket, I aimed to build my own house. But with a bit of chance and luck, I thought I can not only build my own home but create a business as well.” With this in mind Phuketindex.com decided to ask Khun Kris to expand on his thoughts and experiences of Phuket: On Phuket Property: At the moment Khun Kris mentioned that he thought ‘Phuket property is now on the right track. Sometimes it may struggle due to the world economy and the changing crisis. But it still represents a beneficial investment. Lots of properties in Phuket appear to be in a ‘rat race’ to possess a good location such as sea view, near the beaches, or up high in the hills, and so there are many alternatives. Which is good, as there is no doubt that our genuine target customers really do like nothing to block their view’. Hence Khun Kris offers an option of absolute golf frontage with nothing ever able to block the view of the fairways. On the world recession and global economic crisis: Khun Kris advised; ‘developers must carefully merge the construction and sales process, along together with the company’s cash flow.

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Phuket property is now on the right track

Kris Tengamnuay: Managing Director of Boutique Golf Villa

However, if demand is high, of course developers can then aggressively push forward their constructions’. On the key points to a successful development: Khun Kris believes ‘Quality is the first priority. Developers must pay most attention and energies to every function of building each unit. Developers have to think for their customers; where do they park their car; how far is the refrigerator from the front door; where is the storage room located; as well as much much more in order to differentiate from the competition. You must also give customers a good quality of product and function, pay attention to every detail, and offer it at reasonable price’. And on how Phuket has changed: Kris opines ‘In the last 5 years, Phuket has changed in lots of ways, especially in term of conveniences. Particularly as you can get to ‘town’ from almost anywhere on the island far more easily these days’. On Law & Phuket Property: Kris states ‘It would be great if the government could change some property laws to assist foreigners. For as everyone knows, the majority of income for this island is generated from the tourism industry. Moreover if the government can help in this regard and remain stable, Phuket will run smoothly and make more profit. Our genuine target market will not be interrupted and as visitors will return once again’. Phuketindex.com very thanks Khun Kris for his point of views and wishes him all the best in his sales of Boutique Golf Villa.


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hether you are a golf fanatic or not, you will no doubt fall in love with the perfect combination of space, function, lifestyle, and design available at Boutique Golf Villa. Seven spacious pool villas are situated in the middle of this beautiful golf course - Phuket Country Club; with the Villas surrounded by rolling verdant fairways and gently undulating valleys. For proximity to golfing lifestyle perfection you cannot beat the villas on offer at Boutique Golf Villa.

Location:

Where space, function, lifestyle & design blend without compromise!

One of the most scenic and serene locations, Boutique Golf Villa is bordered by the famous Phuket Country Club. Absolute fairway frontage ensures obstacles will never block your golf course view. Moreover, tropical modern architecture creates an interesting visual spectacle. Situated in the peaceful Kathu district, villas are designed to take advantage of both the quiet environment and the scenery it naturally beholds. A short drive to major facilities and amenities such as Central Festival Phuket shopping centre; international schools; hospitals; beaches; marinas; Phuket town and Phuket International Airport, the residences are ideally located for when you are not ‘setting fire to the fairways’! www.phuketindex.com

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Design & Facilities:

The two storey villas are situated on a spacious land plot of 700 sq.m. to 870 sq.m. with an approximate built-up area of 600 sqm. Villas come in a choice of either 3 or 4 bedrooms and are priced accordingly. After a round of golf, retreat and relax to your truly private superb 4x15 metre swimming pool with Jacuzzi which is very large by industry standards for the size of villa. A Thai Sala (pavilion) style, as well as a tropical garden, ensure you can relax in a place where luxury meets nature. All bedrooms are fitted with en-suite bathrooms, built-in closets, air conditioning systems, and a terrace. Furthermore the fully functioning modern western style kitchen with premium brand appliances is also included. A large open living space, a three-covered carport, maid service quarters, security system, automatic entry gate and high quality decorative materials ensure each residence is mutually integrated for both durability and practicality.

Price Value:

Boutique Golf Villa is unique; no other golf villa at other golf courses on the island offers the same specifications at a starting price of 24.8 Million Baht. So it represents excellent value given the opportunity to live in a truly scenic and serene location which is designed and constructed to be completely functional for the golfing-inspired. Boutique Golf Villa can fulfil your golfing lifestyle – whether for a personal buy or as an investment.

Ownership:

Boutique Golf Villa’s are underpinned by Freehold Chanote land title deeds for each separate plot. Secure purchase for non-Thai purchasers can be assisted by the in house legal team. The seven exclusive pool villas are carefully designed on a low maintenance concept with the optional advantage of double-front configuration of the land plot. The perfect combination of space, function, lifestyle and design makes Boutique Golf Villa one of the most desirable residential properties for families or vacation golfing enthusiasts.

What can be achieved living in Phuket:

According to a project developer’s own experiences, he says ‘you can really do what you want on this beautiful island, play golf, dive, dine out in nice restaurants, more or less whatever you like here in Phuket. We are very lucky - not every town has the stunning natural environment, that Phuket has’. For more information please contact;

Manta Group 50/27 Moo 4 Chaofa Rd. (West), Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 81 628 5166, +66 (0) 86 952 7142 Fax: +66 (0) 76 248 473 Email: info@boutiquegolfvilla.com Website: www.boutiquegolfvilla.com

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Icon Park

Luxury Duplex Condominium

Welcome to Icon Park, comprising 4 buildings of 72 luxurious suites with a design that stands out from its surroundings. Focused on giving the residents a feeling of Icon Status in a chic environment icon park is.....

Icon Park

45/11 Moo 4, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand www.phuketplus.co.th, www.icon-park.com info@phuketplus.co.th

Tel: +66 (0) 76 385 785 Fax: +66 (0) 76 279 225 Sales: +66 (0) 83 708 8008, +66 (0) 89 886 4043


Sanctuary of Serenity La Colline is nestled among hills of deep, lush greenery surrounding all year round by the scent and colours of tranquil acres of tropical flowers. Luxuriate in your three- or four-bedroom home, relax – with friends or on your own – in your extensive poolside sala. Gently admire the white pathway meandering through the garden that surrounds your magnificent villa, standing supreme.

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Land & Property Proj e c t Overview

by Baan Rommai Chailay

The Legend Hill, a development of contemporary tropical villas at reasonable prices which reflect the current world economic downturn, yet retain our high standards of quality.

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Land & Property Project Overview The Villas The development has 32 villa plots ranging in size from 440 to 980 sq.m. with built up areas ranging from 284 to over 400 sq.m. The plots are situated in the highest point in the surrounding area amidst tropical woodland and with panoramic sea views over Phuket’s east coast and Phang Nga Bay. The architects will work with the client every step of the way to create a truly personalized home with attention to detail rarely found elsewhere. Location Situated approximately 2km northeast of Phuket Town in an unspoiled area of lush tropical forest, Legend Hill is being designed to blend in with its surroundings to form a natural atmosphere of tranquility. Although a haven from the sometimes hectic life of Phuket, it is within 10 minutes drive of Boat Lagoon Marina, the famous British International School, shopping places, a variety of restaurants and bars, nightlife, and should the latter prove too strenuous, hospitals. Facilities As well as 24 hour on call security providing peace of mind, the project will have a 1,400 sq.m. clubhouse completed with a concierge service, swimming pool, fitness centre, games room, spa/ massage facilities, and a restaurant. In addition, the staff will be available to provide other services from arranging gardening to booking a yacht, with almost everything in between.

e all know that the last six months of 2007 brought world wide turmoil to the financial and property markets, and that many people have been left a lot poorer than they were at this time last year. It is a time for prudent control of ones resources and with that fact in mind we at Phuketindex.com are pleased to present The Legend Hill.

Ownership The Legend Hill offers a choice of the simplest and therefore most popular forms of ownership in Thailand and Phuket. Thai nationals can obviously buy outright, but foreign nationals have three options: they may lease the land and house for 30 years with an assured option to renew the lease a further two times for 30 years, giving 90 years in total; they may lease the land as above and buy the house outright; or lastly, they may form a Thai Company and buy through that company both the land and the house. Any of the three alternatives are available.

The Legend Hill is the follow-on project to the famous and successful Baan Rommai Chailay, a development which nestles in the lush hillsides above Phuket Town. This new project provides the relaxing atmosphere of resort style living in a convenient location, coupled with the security and privacy of a gated community.

There is always a light at the end of a tunnel, and although to some of you these may seem like dark days indeed, we believe that The Legend Hill offers you value for money, a sound and long lasting investment, and most important of all, a peaceful and secure haven in an uncertain world.

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To see the project first hand visit the display house at: Baan Rommai Chailay Co., Ltd.

79/4 Moo 3, Rasada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 240 991-2 Fax: +66 (0) 76 241 287 Email: legendhillphuket@gmail.com website: www.baanrommai.net

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Erawana’s Corporate Profile

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rawana was formally established in 2005 by Mr. Piya Sosothikul, who had been involved with developing residential projects in Phuket since 2003. With nearly 30 employees, the company is now under the management of Mr. Jon Vanasin who is one of their company’s directors. For years, Erawana Co., Ltd. has developed over 10 residential projects comprising more than 120 villas in Phuket. Their strong belief in the Thai tourism industry in general and in the Phuket real estate market in particular has led them to invest solely here, where they think the current property sector is only the tip of the iceberg. Every one of their projects was built on the only philosophy;

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“Practical Living”, which incorporates the key factors of location, design and value-for-money. They believe, doing so this has enabled Erawana to become one of the few medium size developers that have been able to develop a strong track-record over a challenging period after the tsunami tragedy in 2004. Their success today is derived from the satisfaction of their customers, whom have given them a tremendous vote of confidence. By 2010, Erawana is expected to achieve accumulated revenues of over THB 1 billion from the sales of both homes and condominium units to both foreign and local buyers. In the beginning Erawana targeted Thai buyers with homes priced from THB 1-3 million.

In addition Erawana has strived to expand the product mix to include more mid-market homes in the THB 15-20 million range. In 2009, Erawana will launch its first condominium project in the Layan area, SORA, which will offer units starting from under THB 5 million. Looking forward, Erawana will develop more condominiums in line with current market trends and also expects to launch one to two quality hotel properties based on the “no-frills” concept in the near future. Depending on the recovery of the Thai economy and the duration of the global financial crisis, Erawana also has plans to list on the local stock exchange.


Over 120 properties in 10 locations

Erawana Co., Ltd.

123/10 Bangtao Place, Moo 5, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 (0) 76 326 257-9 Fax: +66 (0) 76 326 256 E-mail: info@erawana.com Website: www.erawana.com


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“Give them more than

what they have paid for and -take care of them as if they are not yet our customers

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onsidered one of the most successful projects in the Kamala Beach area, Kamala Regent is offered by G -1 Land Co., Ltd. which belongs to Khun Satien Yuek-ngoen, whom we have the pleasure of interviewing today. Khun Satien began his career as a contractor and has been involved in the construction business for over 20 years, before developing his own project in 2005. Currently, Khun Satien has developed 6 projects in the eastern region along with another 2 projects in Bangkok.

architecture, construction, marketing and of course after sales service. Subsequently with the majority of real estates necessary components under their own control, they are in a strong position to ensure everything runs smoothly. By appointing CBRE to take care of Condominium management and after sale services, they have also assured customers are in the safest hands and will also benefit from an investment with the condominium. In 2009 the G-1 group will launch another project at Laguna, Layan Beach.

Khun Satien informs us;

Khun Satien advises

“After we were satisfied with our initial experience as developers we began looking for a project in the high-end market to expand into. We considered Phuket, Hua Hin and Samui; but we decided on Phuket as we felt it had the most potential.”

“It’s a 99 unit condominium development in two 8-storey buildings. The project’s value is about 2 Billion Baht. Sales will begin in January and we are targeting the high end market; primarily investors; in addition to retirees; and those seeking a second home.”

Khun Satien’s first project in Phuket – ‘Kamala Regent’ offers 6 unit villas (sold out) and 79 condominium units in four 6-storey buildings. On his entrance into the condominium market Khun Satien tells us “Initially we became interested in condominiums because when we entered the market there was not many condominium projects in Phuket. Moreover, our project is situated at one of the best locations, yet its price is positioned at around 5 Million Baht. For we believe in doing this we make the decision process easy – something which in turn encourages our clients as the price is affordable.” Regarding his thoughts on his company’s strengths, Khun Satien believes ‘it’s our idea’ that Kamala Regent is designed under a modern concept and on a black and white colour basis. This traditionally is something of a challenge for Kamala Regent’s designers for if it is not done correctly there is a danger that ‘lonesomeness and gloom’ can pervade. However, if it is done correctly then it provides something different which will give it an advantage in a competitive market. Kamala Regent has opted for the highest quality materials throughout and has also provided a larger parking space than required by law; the reason: “Our working principle is to give the customers more than what they have paid for and -take care of them as if they are not yet our customers.” The G-1 group comprises of several companies, whose specialisation includes the areas of design,

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Regarding his outlook on the market, Khun Satien states “The demand for condominiums in Phuket will continue to increase. Equally, I think the Condominium Act may be adjusted to allow more ownership for foreigners in the near future. So this can only help.” Respond to current global economic crisis, the company decided to launch ‘Pay Only 1 Million Baht to Move-in’ promotion campaign, ‘We believe we have offered a great deal for those come with a small budget’ Phuketindex.com thanks Khun Satien for his time and wishes him all the best with his developments.


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Beach Front Villa Thailand’s tourism industry last year saw a slowdown, as a result of the world economic downturn, the political turmoil as well as the increased market competition in new destinations. With a million more Phuket visitors, a decrease occurred. However, we do believe that this slowdown is not that severe, due to our attempt recover tourists unconfidence and regain our reputation from the those effect.

Amongst a number of visitors, there are not a few falling in love with Phuket and considering to make it their second home or even to spend their life after retirement here. That’s the reason why Phuket property market is always hot. Phuketindex.com is very confident about that.

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Undoubtedly, it’s a favoured pastime of people to dream of that perfect getaway villa; ocean views; only a few steps from the beach; and of course on some paradisal isle! Here in Phuket we turn dreams into reality: Perched on a verdant hill, The Beach Front Villa is a truly tropical experience. It offers a stylish beach front villa of 3 stories, with rooftop terrace that provides 360° panoramic views of; the surrounding mountains ranges, beautiful ocean, and islands of serene Ao Por Bay. On 500 sq.m. of built area, the villa boasts 3 well-finished bedrooms en suite, fully-equipped kitchen, 4x7 metres infinity-edge swimming pool with private verandah overlooking the Andaman Sea and a parking space for 2 cars. All are elegantly decorated and equipped with highest standard materials devote to an absolutely tranquil and exclusive lifestyle. The Beach Front Villa gives its residents a chance to unwind surrounded by the splendours of nature and pampered by all the comforts of home. Allowing their every single day starts with an unforgettable moment of sunrise over the sea or indulges themselves

in tune with the forest birds. Whilst natural textures and colours bring the harmony of nature into the villas. The location of the villa ensures an international port – Ao Por Marina, Ao Por Pier, Mission Hills Golf Course, Phuket International Airport, and various shopping malls as well as other well known Phuket attractions are all easily accessible. Ao Por is largely untouched by development, so a villa here ensures both serenity and privacy, with the sound knowledge that your investment has strong potential for growth. As the villa is completed and investor peace of mind is assured. For those looking to live the dream – you can even move in! Certainly an offer worth considering – should you wish for more information please contact the project’s owner Khun Thanya Jitboon directly.

The Beach Front Villa 95/14 Moo 6, Ao Por, Pa Klok, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 529 035 Mobile: +66 (0) 89 908 9829, +66 (0) 87 273 6405 Email: Jitboon_19@yahoo.com

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Phuket Island is known as one of the most popular destinations in the Asian-pacific with tropical forests and crystal-aqua marine seas as surroundings. Phuket Asialand has with its prestigious Condominium & Villa Projects for everyone’s budget quality on offer. Have your own piece of paradise and enjoy your own tropical island lifestyle were you have been dreaming about.

Sales Office Surin, Phuket Tel.076 271 077, Fax. 076 271 078 Email : info@phuketasialand.com www.phuketasialand.com Phuket Asialand Co., Ltd. 25 Moo 3, Surin Beach, Cherngtalay Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand


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Phuket Search Land & Development 22/18 Luangphor-watchalong Rd., Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 86 593 4023, +66 (0) 76 219 768 Fax: +66 (0) 76 210 498 Email: phuketsearchland@hotmail.com Website: www.phuketsearchland.com

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A Distinctive Development on A Prime Land for Sale Phuket Search Land and Development, a perfection of land searching all over Phuket Island that serves the land on your enquiry to fulfill your requirement including sea view gently sloping, flat land, beach front, ocean front, exceptional panoramic view, etc. Commercial lands for sale in Phuket were detected by Phuket Search Land and Development. We are professional estimating land for sale and analyze profits to complete the appropriate budget of clients. Phuket Search Land and Development creates a great opportunity to all clients to occupy a value of land for sale on every area in Phuket.

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By-Pass Road, Muang Phuket Nakha Tad Mai Rd., Muang Phuket

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

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Cherng’ Lay Villas & Condos 25 Moo 3, Surin Beach, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 077, Fax: +66 (0) 76 271 078 Email: info@phuketasialand.com Website: www.phuketasialand.com

Cherng’ Lay Villas & Condos Phuket Asialand; one of the expert real estate developers, provides you alternatives of tropical living style. We developed luxury villas and condominium projects, pay attention to every details with the willing to deliver you a sense of luxury, contemporary and also serenity within. We now offer you our new project named Cherng’ Lay Villas & Condos, the luxury residences to enhance your tropical living with wide arrays of facility provided.

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Wat Thekrasattri School

Phuket Muslim Relation Association (Thailand) Darul Ittihaad Mosque

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Srisunthon Sub District Adminitrative Organization

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Price: 7.9 Million Baht for Condominium and starting from 19 Million Baht for Villas

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Project name: Cherng’ Lay Villas & Condos Project Project type: Contemporary Condominium and Villas Mai Khao Total land area of project: 7 rai Beach Airport Total no. of units: 8 three bedroom luxury villas, 8 two bedroom condominium units and 1 three bedroom penthouse. Unit size: 175 sq.m. for Condominium Bang Tao Beach and 396.5 sq.m. for Villas Cherng’Lay Villas & Condos Kamala No. of bedroom: 2-3 Beach No. of bathroom: 2-3 Patong Beach Car Parking: 2 private parking spaces Phuket City

Wat Thep Wanaram

Location: Located among natural green panorama, on Srisoontorn Rd. Cherngtalay Subdistrict, adjacent to Cherngtalay Temple, just 7 minutes from the monument. For taxi: ขับจากอนุสาวรีย์ เข้าสู่ถนนศรีสุนทรประมาณ 7 กิโลเมตร

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Icon Park

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45/11 Moo 4, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 385 785 Fax: +66 (0) 76 279 225 Sales: +66 (0) 83 708 8008, +66 (0) 89 886 4043 Email: info@phuketplus.co.th Website: www.phuketplus.co.th, www.icon-park.com

“Where your address stands out...” Icon Park looks further into condominium unit design by offering a smart duplex layout that gives the resident an enhanced feeling of space within their living environment. The duplex design allows for large windows which maximise light and view and also create an eye-catching appearance from the exterior. Our smart design goes even further by offering residents private access from the elevators direct into their own private corridor, which also acts as an excellent security feature. To Surin Beach

Project name: Icon Park Mai Khao Project type: Luxury Duplex Condominium Beach Airport Total land area of project: 3 rai Total no. of units: 4 buildings comprising of 72 luxurious suites Bang Tao Unit size: 43.40 - 130.13 sq.m. Beach No. of bedroom: 1-2 Kamala No. of bathroom: 1-2 Beach Icon Park

Kamala Bay Garden Resort & Hotel

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Facilities: • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sun deck Karon • Fitness centre Beach • Spa and sauna therapy boutique • Wireless internet • Coffee shop • Security system with CCTV monitoring and private access card

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Location: Only 10 minutes from Patong on the main Patong to Kamala road and close to Royal Embassy Hotel, Soi Naka, Kamala. For taxi: โครงการตั้งอยู่บริเวณหาดกมลา บนถนนสายหลัก

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Oceanic Global Estate 9/52 Moo 9, Chaofa (East) Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 283 446 Fax: +66 (0) 76 283 447 Email: info@oceanic-global.com Website: www.oceanic-global.com

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Project name: Kata Ocean View Condominium Phase 3 Project type: Modern Tropical Condominium Total land area of project: 1,700 sq.m. Total no. of units: 21 Mai Khao Unit size: 70-106 sq.m. Beach Airport No. of bedroom: 1-2 No. of bathroom: 1-2

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Kata Ocean View Condominium Phase 3 is located in a naturally beautiful part of Kata Hill. The stylish, modern development comprises of apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms, lounge, western kitchen and private pool. Its characteristics consist of round geometric lines, which are light, fluent and evocative of the movement of the waves. The large terraces are accessed through floor to ceiling glass doors, which open up to embrace the natural surrounding light and tropical scenery.

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La Colline Phuket Sale Office

3/10-11 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Rd., Cherntalay, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 770-1 Fax: +66 (0) 76 271 783 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 862 0808 Email: info@property55.com Website: www.property55.com

La Colline: “Sanctuary of Serenity” La Colline: encapsulating a total area of 33,000 square metres, La Colline plays host to 23 spacious villas, each with 700-800 sq.m. of built up area. Nestled among Layan Hill, La Colline benefits from deep, lush green surroundings all year round and also from the scent and colours provided from tranquil acres of tropical flowers. Most notably however, La Colline boasts a stunning unobstructed panoramic view of Phuket’s azure blue Andaman Sea. La Colline is a perfect setting of pure serenity, utmost privacy and unrivalled natural beauty.

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Project name: La Colline Project type: Luxury Pool Villas Total land area of project: 21 rai Total no. of units: 23 villas and club house Unit size: 740 - 800 sq.m. of built Area No. of bedrooms: 3 - 4 No. of bathrooms: 3 - 4 inc powder rooms


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45/5 Soi Sukhumvit 59, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66 (0) 2 714 3901

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Escape to Eternity La Colline is located in Layan and benefits form a peaceful and picturesque setting as well as beautiful panoramic views. Strategically located, La Colline is an exceptionally well designed project with striking architecture. Each Villa gives off an aura of complete relaxation and quality upon embracing your very first steps. Modern tropical style villas are comprised of three stories and boast 15 metres infinity edged swimming pools which fade away beautifully into the endless horizon. An accompanying poolside sala provides the perfect place to relax as you watch the sun go down.

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Marina Villa Sirirattana Land Co.,Ltd. Nai Harn Beach Contact: Mr. Santi Sirirattanakit (Managing Director) Mobile: +66 (0) 89 170 0161 Email: sirirattanaland@yahoo.com Website: www.sirirattanaland.com

Marina Villa: Private living in a serene environment. Marina Villa is a luxury modern contemporary style villa which is located in the peaceful and private surroundings of Nai Harn Beach. The project is presented by Sirirattana Land Co., Ltd.: a commercial real estate company which also specialises in construction, interior and exterior design, and home development. The company’s motto ‘Our best is yours’, ensures a commitment to providing a high quality lifestyle experience.

Facilities: • Outdoor Jacuzzi • Built-in furniture • Kitchen • Air-conditioning • Swimming pool • Landscaped gardens • Parking area for two cars Prices: 12.5 Million Baht

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Mai Khao Beach

SaiYuan Rd.

Naya Minimart

Airport

Naiharn Baanbua

Bang Tao Beach

Royal Meridian Phuket Hotel

4025 4025

Kamala Beach

To Chalong Circle

Soi SaiYuan

Soi Naya Soi Kokmakham

Wiset Rd.

To Kata,Karon, Patong Beach

Marina Villa

SaiYuan - Kata Rd.

Project name: Marina Villa Project Project type: 2-Storey Private Pool Villas Total no. of units: 6 Unit size: 278 – 296 sq.m. No. of bedrooms: 2 No. of bathrooms: 3

Naiharn Resort Hotel

Patong Beach

Phuket City

Souvenir shop

Naiharn Beach

Rawai Beach

Karon Beach

Rawai Police Station Marina Villa Nai Harn Beach

Rawai Beach

Location: Located less than 5 minutes from Nai Harn beach. For taxi: โครงการตั้งอยู่บริเวณหาดในหาน


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Phuket Villa Patong Beach

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190 Sai Kor Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83120 Thailand Tel: +66 (76) 342 738 Fax: +66 (76) 342 739 Email: sales-patong@phuketvilla.com Website: www.phuketvillapatong.com

When the Ultimate Living and Nature’s Sweet is Nearest A project developed by the Phuket Villa Group: Phuket Villa Patong Beach represents a seven-storey style condominium building adorned with modern tropical units. Furnished with elegant internal decorations and with eight varying layouts to choose from (42- 83 sq.m) the design focuses on a transparent ethos to allow light to permeate every corner of a room. Set in a primary location on Patong Beach. It is located only 5 minutes walk from the beachfront, as well as such convenient and popular locations as Jungceylon Shopping Centre and Bang La Road Patong.

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Project name: Phuket Villa Patong Beach Project type: Condominium Total land area of project: 3 rai Total no. of units: 201 Unit size: 42-83 sq.m. No. of bedroom: 1-2 No. of bathroom: 1-2 Facilities: • Swimming pool • Fitness centre • Wireless internet • Minimart • On-site restaurant • Car parking • 24-hrs securities • CCTV • Key card access

Location: Located nearest to Jungceylon Shopping Centre within 5 minutes walk to Patong Beach. For taxi: โครงการตั้งอยู่บนถนนหลังศูนย์การค้าจังซีลอน ป่าตอง www.phuketindex.com

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Surin Apartments Condominium 25 Moo 3, Surin Beach, Cherngtalay Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 077, Fax: +66 (0) 76 271 078 Email: info@phuketasialand.com Website: www.phuketasialand.com

Surin Apartments Condominium Phuket Asialand; one of the expert real estate developers, provides you alternatives of tropical living style; we developed luxury villas and condominium projects, pay attention to every details with the willing to deliver you a sense of luxury, contemporary and also serenity within. Now our new projects offer the residences with a scenic view of Surin Beach to fulfill every aspect of your private life. Project name: Surin Apartments Condominium Project type: 35 fully-furnished condominiums Mai Khao Beach Total land area of project: 3 rai Airport Total no. of units: 18 studio type units, 4 one bedroom units, 11 two bedroom units and 2 three bedroom units Unit size: Starting from 32 sq.m.- 264 sq.m. Bang Tao Beach No. of bedroom: 1-3 Surin Apartments Condominium Kamala No. of bathroom: 1-2 Beach

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Facilities: • A community pool with Jacuzzi • 24 hr security services • Fitness centre • Bar, Lounge • Tour-desk • Housekeeping service

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Phuket City

Karon Beach

Price: Starting from 2.4 Million Baht Remark: We have the chanotes for all the apartments already, ready for transfer to foreigners at the Land Deparment.

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Location: Located in Surin on approximately 400 metres, easy walking distance from one of Phuket finest beach, Surin Beach. For taxi: ขับตามถนนศรีสุนทร-หาดสุรินทร์ อพารต ์ เมนท์ อยูด่ า้ นซา้ ยมือ

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Tanode Villas 2 by Erawana Group

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123/10 Bangtao Place, Moo 5, Srisoontorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 326 257-9 Fax: +66 (0) 76 326 256 Mobile: +66 (0) 86 682 2325, +66 (0) 89 729 2989 Email: info@erawana.com Website: www.erawana.com

Tanode Villas 2 : Absolutely Practical Living The latest luxury pool-villa offerings from the Erawana Group consist of 11 units of 1 and 2 storey villas. Built upon the success of their first project (sold out) this latest project is intentionally designed and developed to offer homes that have been well thought-out to increase both functionality and privacy. Along with the open plan concept, the indoor and outdoor areas are seamlessly integrated to maximise the tropical living experience. Only a 5 minute drive to the pristine Bangtao and Layan beaches, the Tanode Villas 2 project offers easy access to the airport, golf course and local resorts. Located near the ‘Laguna Phuket Community’, the location represents one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Phuket. To Phang Nga

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Project name: Tanode Villas 2 Project type: Luxury Pool Villas Total land area of project: Approx 5 rai Total no. of units: 11 Unit size: 615-848 sq.m. No. of bedroom: 3 - 4 No. of bathroom: 4 Specifications: • Air conditioning • Built-in furniture • Western standard kitchen • Landscaped gardens • Private swimming pools • Alarm system • Carport/Personal parking space

Location: Located near the Laguna Resort complex, and only a few minutes’ drive to Layan Beach on the west coast. For taxi: โครงการตั้งอยู่บนถนนโคกโตนด ทางเข้าหาดลายัน www.phuketindex.com

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Tewana Home Project Soi Bannachai, Chaofa West Rd. (Soi 77), Chalong, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 81 492 6883 Email: vchai2000@hotmail.com Website: http://unclechaihome.com/tewana0205.htm

Tewana: Home Project from Uncle Chai Instead of building boringly repetitive houses, Tewana village is all about your home not being the same as the house next door. Uncle Chai’s Tewana Project is located in the Chalong area, and offers a uniquely stylish cozy house for use either as a holiday home or principle residence for you and your family. It’s all about simplicity and living amongst greenery in your own private space.

Price: Starting from 9.5 Million Baht according plot size and location

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Project name: Tewana Project type: Private Pool Villa Total land area of project: 673 sq.m. Unit size: 250 sq.m. No. of bedroom: 3 No. of bathroom: 3 Facilities: • Shaped 4x13m. salt water ceramic pool • Landscaped garden • Double parking space • Secure gated small community • Fully equipped kitchen • Central air conditioning • Hot water throughout • Wi-fi internet • Telephone

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Location: Located in the Chalong area For taxi: โครงการตั้งอยู่ในซอยบา้ นนา้ ชัย ถนนเจา้ ฟ้าตะวันตก


Land & Property

The Eva Kamala Mews

Index Development

Soi Ban Huakuan, Kamala Beach, Phuket 83000 Thailand Mobile: +66 (0) 81 741 2806 Fax: +66 (0) 76 383 412 Email: sales@kamalamews.com, pennapa@evaproperty.com Website: www.kamalamews.com

A Heaven Within Reach The Mews is a stylishly modern retreat set out to complement your fervent lifestyle amidst the tropical paradise of Phuket. Located in a peaceful residential area at only 350 meters from Kamala Bay, The Mew’s designs are clean and sharp, placing emphasis on open-plan living, fusing the indoors and outdoors with cunning simplicity. Arranged for only 6 homes and an office, The Mews ensures that your stay remains private and exclusive only to yourself. Project name: The Eva Kamala Mews Project type: Two-Storey Luxury Townhomes Mai Khao Total no. of units: 6 Beach Unit size: 300 sq.m. of built up area No. of bedroom: 2 No. of bathroom: 3

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Kamala Bay Garden Resort & Hotel

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Facilities: • Private pool • Landscaped garden • All built-ins and kitchen • Carport • 24 hours security • Rental management option • Wireless internet Price: 6.9 to 8.5 Million Baht Monthly maintenance fee: 4,000 Baht

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The Eva Residence 26/15 Viset Rd., Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand Mobile: +66 (0) 83 612 6730 Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 383 412 Email: sale@phuket-eva.com, danny@evaproperty.com Website: www.phuket-eva.com

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Project name: The Eva Residence Mai Khao Project type: Modern Sea View Townhomes Beach Total no. of units: 16 plots Unit size: 490-542 sq.m. of built area No. of bedroom: 3 No. of bathroom: 4 Bang Tao Beach Facilities: • Private pool Kamala Beach • Landscaped garden Patong • All built-ins & kitchen Beach • Carport • 24 hours security Karon Beach • Rental management option Kata Beach • Wireless internet Special offer: Two 400HP Jet Boats(23 footers) available for use by owners and guests. Price: 14.9 to 16.29 Million Baht Monthly maintenance fee: 4,000 Baht for common area & 3,000 Baht for boat

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Grasp at the opportunity of owning an exclusive property in the midst of Phuket’s tropical backdrop. Surrounded by magnificent sceneries of lush foliage, The Eva is here to impress. Set at only 40 meters from the sea front, our units will benefit from beautiful island views of the South Eastern Coast of Phuket Island, considered by many as paradise. Our purpose is to be a highly desirable holiday destination offering a stylish and exclusive lifestyle experience to all our guests.

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The Regent

Index Development

 57/4 Moo 4, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

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Mobile: +66 (0) 89 921 9983 (Thai), +66 (0) 89 921 9986 (Eng) Tel: +66 (0) 76 385 441 Fax: +66 (0) 76 385 442 Email: info@theregentphuket.com Website: www.theregentphuket.com

The Regent: Modern Living - Condominium The Regent Phuket condominium is a residential condominium project presented by Regent Land Co., Ltd. which is located in peaceful Kamala village, just between Patong and Surin Beaches. The project is designed for those looking for a second home at an affordable price and benefits from an exclusive location. Situated in a comfortable living ambiance The Regent provides an ideal ‘tropical island escape’ and a relaxing outlet for the shrewd investor. Project name: The Regent Project type: Low Rise Residential Condominium Total land area of project: 1-2-80 rai Mai Khao Beach Airport (2,720 square meters) Total no. of units: 44 Unit size: 58-250 sq.m. No. of bedroom: 1-2 Bang Tao No. of bathroom: 1-2 Beach Facilities: Kamala • Recreational garden area Beach The Regent • 250 square-meter swimming pool Patong • Club house Beach • Fitness center • Business lounge Karon Beach • Car parking • Wi-Fi internet • Digital telephone • Cable TV • CCTV • Key-card access • 24 hour security • Elevator Price: Start from 3.19 Million Baht

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n “The Platinum Coast�, north of Bang Tao Bay, the Erawana Group launches their latest low density condo development consisting of only 32 unit residences. Comprising both 2 and 3 storey buildings, 2 and 3 bedroom units are on offer at prices starting from 4.9 million baht. Discover for yourself how practical living at SORA can be.

SORA Condominium by Erawana Co., Ltd. 123/10 Bangtao Place, Moo 5, Srisoontorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 326 257-9 Fax: +66 (0) 76 326 256 Mobile: +66 (0) 86 682 2325, +66 (0) 89 729 2989 Email: info@erawana.com Website: www.erawana.com


Recreation & Rooms

GM Talk

Francois Huet: Area General Manager of Banyan Tree Phuket

Francois Huet Area General Manager of Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Historical: In 1984 Laguna Resorts & Hotels, acquired land on the site of an abandoned tin mine in Bang Tao Bay, Phuket. With the vision “a gold mine from a tin mine”, the following years saw an extensive rehabilitation of the site and opening of two Laguna Hotels. In 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Pte Ltd was established, and Executive Chairman Ho Kwon Ping decided to launch a global hotel brand targeting high-end travelers. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts was then set-up to build and manage luxury boutique hotels and resorts, steeped in Asian tradition and sensitivity to the environment. As such, the company’s flagship property Banyan Tree Phuket was launched, and within the resort were the first Banyan Tree Spa and Banyan Tree Gallery. Phuketindex.com had a chance to visit the Banyan Tree Phuket and have a special opportunity to meet with the Area General Manager, Mr. Francois Huet. Francois Huet is French and family man who really enjoy spend his personal time with his family. He told us his background before becoming the Area General Manager of Banyan Tree Phuket ‘I started

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my career in Food and Beverage which is all about offering a dream around gastronomy, being Area General Manager is to expand the dream around the resort.’ Before joining the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in 2002 Francois Huet was the General Manager of the Banyan Tree Vibbinfaru in Maldives, Banyan Tree Bintan in Indonesia, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, and previously had spent 12 years working with the Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts Group. ‘Living in different countries, cultures and lifestyle is the best way to learn how to adapt to different workplace’ He commented. Throughout our conversation, we felt his friendliness as his staff passed by and greeted him, every time he returned their greeting. Technically he may be the head of the resort but the way he works is that he treats each staff member as a colleague not a subordinate. ‘We have to work as a team, there’s no other option’ he added with smile on his face. We asked him about many new hotels opening these days and he mentioned that ‘I find competition is the most stimulating tool to constantly improve the quality of your product and yourself. I feel our strongest competition today is outside of Phuket with strong destinations like Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Bali, Maldives which have a lot of things to offer.’ Francois has an optimistic vision ‘Banyan Tree is not about luxury, it is about emotional experiences throughout your stay’ He added.


La Flora Resort Patong ‌Beachfront bliss embraces at your stay‌

Discover contemporary design, only a step to the beach, features truly relaxing Pool Villa, Pool Access, Surface Bar with panoramic views and indulge yourself throughout lifestyle entertainment in tropical paradise on Patong Beach. La Flora Resort Patong 39 Taweewong Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 344 241 Fax: +66 (0) 76 344 251 Email: info@laflorapatong.com Website: www.laflorapatong.com


Recreation & Rooms Ze n i t h Hol i d a y

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ost of you will have heard about Patong, the town that nestles by one of the many beautiful beaches on the holiday island of Phuket. A town that never sleeps, it is famous for its days of hectic shopping and water sports, as well as for its raucous night life. But when you want to ‘rest at ease’ there is another side to this frenzied city, where relaxation is the name of the game.

You are the centre

of Millennium our world Resort Patong

Millennium Resort Patong is tucked within the fashionable Jungceylon shopping centre - Phuket’s trendy shopping hub - this five star hotel epitomizes the true urban resort. The rooms at this hotel not only have the usual satellite television, mini bar, safe deposit box, telephone and internet access but they exude peace, comfort and sheer luxury to an extraordinary degree. Quite apart from the serene ambiance of the rooms, there are many other facilities on offer at the resort including the Escentika Spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, six food and beverage outlets, and much more. There are two wings, lake and beach sides respectively, with five room types; Superior, Deluxe, Cabana Pool Access, Junior Suites, and Executive Suites.

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The Lakeside wing has 224 rooms featuring subtle pastel shades and beige tiled flooring. All have a large balcony where a table and chairs are positioned for your convenience. Within the room, in addition of course to a bed, is a large sofa with comfortable cushions and a coffee table. The Beachside wing merges in comfortably with its tranquil location also, but with more modern decoration. The rooms are equipped with a king size bed covered with plethora of colorful cushions and pillows, top quality cotton blankets, writing space, and much more. ‘Cabana Pool Access’ rooms have all of the above but include their own Jacuzzi and have steps leading from the sun terrace to the pool. Also on this stage of the hotel is ‘Level Four’ and if you are looking for a breath of tranquility in the midst of the chaos of the city, this poolside western restaurant at the heart of the hotel, provides just what you seek. The French chef, Denis, won the 2008 European Food Competition in Phuket and will guarantee you a vast array of western and international dishes together with a comprehensive wine and beverage selection. The Bistro on the ground floor offers a mouth watering international menu and to quench your thirst, don’t forget to order the cocktail of your choice from Lounge 98, the bar linked to the restaurant. This is a resort where you and your family will not soon forget. You are the centre of our world, and our world is the Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket.

Millennium Resort Patong Phuket 199 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Tel: +66 (0) 76 601 999, Fax: +66 (0) 76 601 986 Email: reservations@millenniumpatong.com Website: www.millenniumpatong.com

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Recreation & Rooms Fun ‘ N ’ Frolic

Phunaka Golf Course When the Tropics meet Scottish Links. Here comes Phuket's first golf course in the south!

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or years now the JRD Group has been acquiring land and developing it for various purposes. One of these tracts of land, dominated by the eye-catching Sri Supa Ram Temple, grew as various parcels were added to it until it turned out to be large enough for a small golf course. Instead of doing the usual thing of building yet more homes the group preferred to take advantage of the fact by launching Phunaka Golf Course, a high quality floodlit 9 hole course with associated driving range. The availability of night golfing is likely to attract plenty of tourists, beginners, and senior golfers alike who may prefer a cooler time of day to shoot a short round. In addition, golfing at night might suit those who work during the day but still wish to fit in a game afterwards, not to mention those ladies amongst us who don’t want a suntan!

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Welcome to Phunaka Golf Academy Phunaka will have a comprehensive golf school for all levels of players from beginner to scratch handicap. The Golf Academy’s aim is to provide a learning experience in a setting as close as is possible to actual golf course play. In the future,

Oliver Paul Bates: English Professional Golfer

Phunaka Golf Academy will be one of the most famous golf schools in the region due to Phuket being a perfect location for doing business whilst improving the swing. All golf courses have their professionals but at the Phunaka Academy we will be completely committed to the overall success of students by using the services of 3 highly experienced professional golfers whose classroom will not be limited to the range. Specially designed instruction programs and learning packages will allow instructors to establish individual goals for each and every student and then follow their progress on Phunaka Golf Course itself. With different levels of group lessons also available such techniques will lead to more enjoyment of the game for all players. Oliver Paul Bates has been playing golf for 20 years and has been an English professional for 10 years.


Recreation & Rooms Fun ‘N’ Frolic

In addition he has 4 had years experience in golf course management making him extremely knowledgeable about the game. Nobuyuki Baba, our Japanese Professional instructor has been playing for 40 years and Kraingkran Pipatsombat, a Thai professional has more than 10 years experience (literally) in the field. The three instructors will work together as a team to provide top notch training, maybe even one day guiding one of our youngsters into professional competitions bringing fame and fortune – and pride in our achievement. By taking advantage of our well designed personally tailored learning packages, beginners can learn to develop new skills whilst experienced and advanced players can take their game to even higher levels. Whether you are an aspiring professional or total beginner, the facilities at Phunaka are available for you from Tee-offs in the early morning until well after the sun goes down.

Nobuyuki Baba: Japanese Professional Instructor

Golf has become expensive in Phuket but Phunaka Golf Course hopes to redress that by providing a reasonably priced alternative for golfers of all ages. After all, everyone needs somewhere to improve their game.

Kraingkran Pipatsombat: Thai Professional Instructor

Phunaka Golf Course 74 Yaowaraj Rd., Thalad Yai District,Phuket 83000, Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 86 470 9092 Fax: +66 (0) 76 521 121 Email: info@phunakagolf.com Website: www.phunakagolf.com

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Recreation & Rooms

Index Resort & H o t e l

Indigo Pearl Nai Yang Beach and National Park, Phuket, 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 327 006, +66 (0) 76 327 015 Fax: +66 (0) 76 327 338-9 Email: info@indigo-pearl.com, reservations@indigo-pearl.com Website: www.indigo-pearl.com

Indigo Pearl: ‘Where Contemporary Style meets Modernity’ The winner of ‘Best Design Concept Hotel and Resort’ in Southeast Asia in the prestigious annual Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA 2008-2010). Come and immerse yourself in this unique experience at Indigo Pearl. Encounter Phuket’s collective imagination with an eclectic blend of inspired rooms, spa’s and dining venues. Imaginative design conspires with intriguing detail to ensure a first class luxury resort destination. Everything you need is here, be it for a business meeting or that perfect vacation getaway. To Phang-Nga Mai Khao Beach

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Indigo Pearl

Blue Canyon Country Club

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Phuket City

Indigo Pearl

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Location: Indigo Pearl is located along Nai Yang Beach on Phuket’s northwest shore, adjacent to Sirinath National Park and only 10 minutes from Phuket International Airport. For taxi: โรงแรมอินดิโก้เพิร์ลตั้งอยู่บนถนนสู่สนามบินนานาชาติภูเก็ต ใกล้กับ

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No. of rooms: 277 Facilities: • 3 Swimming pools • 8 F&B outlets • Spa • Beach club • Onsite diving centre • Kids club • Children’s playground • Florist • Snooker and dart • Thai culinary classes • Shopping boutiques • Library with internet access • Yoga pavilion • Fitness centre • Thai boxing


Recreation & Rooms

La Flora Resort Patong

Index Resort & Hotel

39 Taweewong Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 344 241 Fax: +66 (0) 76 344 251 Email: info@laflorapatong.com Website: www.laflorapatong.com

La Flora Resort Patong: ...Beachfront bliss embraces at your stay... Discover contemporary design, only a step to the beach, features truly relaxing Pool Villa, Pool Access, Surface Bar with panoramic views and indulge yourself throughout lifestyle entertainment in tropical paradise on Patong Beach. Just step away from the pristine white sands of Phuket’s finest beach, the resort is a unique retreat offering elegant accommodation, two sparkling swimming pools and a range of distinctive dining opportunities. Rooms at La Flora have been designed to the highest standards. The luxurious To Kamala Beach furnishings, stylish decor and amenities Mai Khao ensure that guests have a memorable Beach Airport experience. ra Ph

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Location: Located at the edge of Patong Beach 3 minutes from the famous Bangla Rd. For taxi: ลาฟลอร่ารีสอร์ทป่าตองตั้งอยู่บนถนนทวีวงศ์ บริเวณหน้าหาด

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In d e x Resort & H o t e l

Twinpalms Phuket 106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Rd., Cherngtalay Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 316 500 Fax: +66 (0) 76 316 599 Email: book@twinpalms-phuket.com Website: www.twinpalms-phuket.com

Phuket’s most exciting and stylish contemporary resort Twinpalms Phuket is located approx. 175 meters from Phuket’s one of most beautiful and least crowded beaches, Surin Beach, which produces a peaceful and exclusive environment. This five-star boutique resort provides only 97 luxurious and spacious bedrooms, suites & residences. With wide range of amenities and facilities that the resort allows guests to enjoy, make it is a perfect choice for secluded getaway you may seek. No. of rooms: 97 Facilities: • Water garden • Fitness centre • Library • Spa • Swimming pool • Parking area • Internet access room • Laundry service • Room service • Limousine service • Oriental Spoon Restaurant • Private beach club

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Recreation & Rooms

Integram Holiday

Villa Rental

50/25 Chaofa Rd., Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 248 911 Email: info@layanvilla.com Website: www.layanvilla.com

Integram Holiday: The enchantment of luxurious living Integram Holiday offer a varied choice of romantic getaway accommodation within a safe and secure environment. Based on a commitment to excellence; high standards of design and craftsmanship prevail in all villas. Moreover, each Villa has been carefully developed to blend in with the existing landscape and harmonies seamlessly with nature. Integram Holiday comprise two separate projects for rent in differing locations. One in Pasak Cherng Thalay and another in Layan. In both developments Villas are designed to provide a high quality of living and are furnished to the highest standards.

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Wuth Olan-Nukraw A Man to Move You

s we know, Phuket has become more and more popular in the past few years with a steadily growing population and people constantly moving in and out of the island. As a result we see quite a number of removals companies being established, but some regrettably with little or no experience in the field. Phuketindex.com decided to have an interview with Wuth Olan-nukraw of ‘Big Move Phuket’, to get his views on the industry. Khun Wuth started in the business by working for a foreign owned freight forwarding company for 5 years but several years ago he decided to set up his own Storage and Removals Company named ‘Andaman Business Express’, He now has the franchise to operate ‘Big Move Phuket’, just one branch of ‘Big Move Thailand’. Although Andaman Business Express offers a wide range of services, Big Move Phuket focuses more on relocation. As Khun Wuth says: “I think it is better to specialize in one thing instead of trying to do too much as many other companies seem to be trying to do. When it comes to moving specialists, I hope the public will think of us first.” “To build a good reputation, our company is committed to the same standard of excellence as the other Big Move branches all over Thailand.” Khun Wuth employs a full time team of certified packers based at his office. “We have our own standard operating procedures. Some companies out there choose to outsource low-cost casual labourers but we do not, and for that reason our clients are less at

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Wuth Olan-nukraw: Director of Sales of Big Move Phuket

risk with us. If we lose or damage something, it is our responsibility and if we fail to accept it, our client will talk and by word of mouth, our business will fail.” Moreover, Khun Wuth is urging other companies to accept the same responsibility. “If they want to be successful, they have to invest.”

better to have a complete professional service and sleep well at night.” As the interview drew to a close Khun Wuth took the opportunity to give some last minute advice to our readers: “Remember to have an office inspection at least once before you decide upon your mover. Just make sure you pick a reliable and experienced company.”

After seven to eight years in the removals business Khun Wuth has a deep understanding of its complexities and is skeptical of some of his competitors. “We offer a full professional service but our problem is that the public thinks that we will be much more expensive than some other companies. In fact, it works out at about the same, but without the extra hassle of having to do much of the ‘extras’ yourself. It is far

Phuketindex.com strongly agrees with Khun Wuth and hopes our readers take his advice into consideration. Very many thanks to him for his valuable time with us and we hope he will continue to ‘move’ toward a brighter future for his business and customers.


BigMove Phuket PACKING MOVING STORAGE

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Service & Business

Andaman Business Express Co., Ltd. 11/14-15 Moo 1, Chaofa Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0) 76 263 987, +66 (0) 76 263 989 Fax: +66 (0) 76 263 424 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 797 5377, +66 (0) 81 477 0669 Email: 123@bigmovephuket.com, shipping@ji-net.com Website: www.bigmovephuket.com

Index Logistics

No matter how big or small your shipments are We at “Big Move Phuket” provide the very best services in Packing, Removals and Storage, Exhibitions, Logistics, and Transport. With years of experience, we can guarantee excellence for door-to-door, port-to-door and door-to-port removals. Big Move Phuket has its own specialized staff that was trained by our parent company, Big Move Bangkok, before starting work here in Phuket. To ensure we give you customer satisfaction, we also offer a full consultancy service before you made any decision. You can visit our offices at any time to assess our competence and have Mai Khao Phuket Villa 5 Beach Airport your free consultation. t)

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Model: Kledhima Silakij Dress & Accessories: Century 22 at Jungceylon Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 600 043 Make Up: U-Wai Tel: +66 (0) 76 221 692 Location: Phuket Old Town

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The Championship golf course by Nickluas Design allows worldwide golfers to enjoy the true Phuket experience. Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa offers a golfer’s paradise of 18 holes, embraced by the dazzling Ocean the federally protected rubber plantation, including 72 luxury Thai accommodations which every room overlooks bluegreen panorama. Mission Hills Phuket enhances your traveling well worth playing.

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Vehicle & Technology IT Talk

Home Automation: Smart Solutions

Prasert Sutthiparinyanon

General Manager of Complete Electrical Solutions

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hen it comes to electrical products or Automatic Lighting Control and Security Systems one of the pioneers of this technology in Southern Thailand is Complete Electrical Solutions Co., Ltd. (CES). Our IT talk this issue was very pleased to have Khun Prasert Sutthiparinyanon, General Manager of CES with us to chat about his business and the industry. After graduation from university Khun Prasert initially worked for the ABB Group, a technology based provider of power and automation products, systems, solutions and services. Later he moved to Lighting and Equipment PCL, then later still, Philips (Thailand) before deciding to branch out on his own and start up CES.

is now called ‘Smart Home’ technology. Khun Prasert says: “These are our key products and are marketed by our knowledgeable sales staff and installed and serviced by our skilled and experienced engineers.” “We classify Smart Home technology into three concepts: lighting control systems and smart control, security systems, and AV systems. Phuket is becoming a place of high end developments and the technology must be made available to match this growing market, but at a value for money price so that owners can afford modern convenience and security. Life is so much easier when everything can be controlled with ‘one touch’ or, even better, is automatic. Don’t you think it is a comforting feeling to know that a reliable system is installed in your home and that any potential burglar cannot enter without triggering the alarm? This is only an example of what is on offer these days, in fact, technology can do very much more.”

“CES was established in 2002 using Clipsal as our original product for distribution and service. Gradually, responding to demand which was growing year on year, we expanded our product range to give wider coverage to our customers.” CES started with a very small staff but now has almost 40 employees on its payroll offering services ranging When asked about his most exciting from designing, supplying, and installation project so far Khun Prasert said that many projects he and his staff have of lighting control systems to what

tackled have provided a challenge due to time constraints, technical difficulties or site obstacles, but working for Trisara for the first time in 2004 was quite something. “We were asked to finish their first villa with our Clipsal C-Bus Lighting Control System by a certain date. We spent the entire night before, working and testing in the dark, but we finished it in time. I am proud to say Trisara management still has confidence to work with us until now.” “Home automation is going to be integrated into residences more and more in the future. It will become easier to install and operate, more flexible, and get more value for money.” Looking into the future, Khun Prasert continues: “Now, people think that Smart Home technology is expensive, hard to understand and needs costly maintenance, but actually it is not true. It can be tailored to individual needs and as a property buyer or developer it offers good value for money as a security system and the convenience of automation on the home.” Many thanks to Khun Prasert Sutthiparinyanon.

Prasert Sutthiparinyanon General Manager of Complete Electrical Solutions

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Charter Bus Rental Charter Bus (Phuket) is a famous bus rental company. 43 seats Mercedes Benz with air suspension are provided for rent throughout Andaman region (Phuket, Phang-Nga, Krabi, and Suratthani).

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19/26-27 Moo 2 Chaofa Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66(0) 76 264 353-4 Fax: +66(0) 76 264 630 Mobile: 081 866 5743 Email: nsgphuket@yahoo.com

A Leader in ‘GENERATOR’ Rental and Sales Namsang Generator Bangkok (Phuket) supports its customers with a wide range of products including generators, air compressors, and welding machines. Providing a one-stop solution for both rentals and sales in Phuket, Phang-Nga, and Krabi, Namsang Generator Bangkok (Phuket) provides a full service which covers all areas of maintenance, repairs and the distribution of spare parts. Moreover, technicians provide consultation and after sales advice ensuring customer service satisfaction of the highest order. Mai Khao Beach

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Location: Drive along Chao Fa East Road to SsangYong show room & Mercedes Benz workshop. NSG is located at the same place as SsangYong show room. For taxi: ถนนเจ้าฟ้าในอยู่บริเวณเดียวกันกับโชว์รูม SsangYong และศูนย์

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Complete Electrical Solutions Co., Ltd. 34/23 Moo 1 Sakdidech Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 76 243 511 Fax: +66 (0) 76 243 515 E-mail: marketing@ces-asia.com Website: www.ces-asia.com

Beyond any other! Deliver the very best in design At Complete Electrical Solutions (CES) we offer exceptional and expertise electrical engineering products, installations, maintenance and advice to commercial businesses and property owners across Southern of Thailand. It’s easily to reach us at our head office in Phuket and branch office in Samui.

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H3 Digital – Smart Homes

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19/7 Moo 7 Srisoonthorn Road, Srisoonthorn, Thalang Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 620 116-7 Fax: +66 (0) 76 620 028 Email: info@h3-digital.com Website: www.h3-digital.com

One-stop ‘Smart Home’ Service Provider Established in early 2004 to provide a one-stop ‘Smart Home’ service for luxury properties, H3 Digital was founded by a family team with a passionate interest in the application of technology in the home. H3 Digital’s Smart Home systems guarantee the very highest levels of quality, stylish designs and ease of use, our designs are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Mai Khao Beach

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A Smart Home is an investment in your quality of life, our technology gives you complete control over your home, making it more enjoyable and comfortable to live in whilst enhancing your lifestyle. With KNX by Gira it’s simple to control your home, a single touch sets a sophisticated lighting scene, illuminating the room to your mood, routine activities are automated, leaving you free to sit back and enjoy your home.

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People

“The Quo t e ”

Special Thanks: The Vijitt Resort Phuket, an all villa-style resort hotel situated on absolute beachfront land on the idyllic Island of Phuket.

Feel Free at Vijitt Resort Phuket

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ome may have heard the word “Workaholic” which was apparently coined by psychologist Richard I. Evans during an interview in the 1960s. Nevertheless, even those people who are addicted to work still need time to get away from it sometimes and find the place to relax and feel free from stress. Phuketindex.com presents you with three young workaholic ladies. What do they do when they need to get away and where do they go?

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People

“The Quote”

Chatriya Hemharnvibul

Artist/Business Owner of Chatriya Arts “My main interest obviously is in drawing and painting; mostly portraits of girls, animals, legendary figures from the past, but also futuristic people and places from my own imagination. I feel free every time I draw and paint. I’m very interested in the ancient world and different exotic cultures always amaze me.”

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“The Quo t e ”

Wasin Koysiripong

Managing Director of Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World “I’d say that I’m one of these workaholic persons but I love to take good care of myself as well. I personally enjoy dining, doing treatment, and anything that can give me fulfillment and the feeling that my body and soul are being refreshed. Although I work hard, I can still feel complete relaxation by just laying down on my back.”

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“The Quote”

Wipa Umphuj

Managing Director of Baan Talay Fa Resort & Spa “I do really enjoy travelling. I always feel so free when I am on the move and of course, if I had more free time, I would spend it doing even more travelling. However, if I only have a short time off, I spend it decorating my own home. I like selecting home decoration materials.”

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Songkran Issara: Managing Director of Charn Issara Development Public Company Limited

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Songkran Issara “It’s my intention to give them the best education because doing this I believe I’ve given them the best opportunity as well.”

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rue freedom is hard to find in this modern world where commitment in one way or another is inevitable. Have you ever dreamed of taking forever to grow up on a tropical island of beauty and tranquility? Phuket can give you that dream. The Thai word for ‘freedom’ is ‘issara’, and who better to guide you to your dream than a man whose very name means freedom – Songkran Issara The Charn Issara Group is one of Thailand’s leading real estate developers which has been in the industry for over two decades and has extensive experience. The company was founded by Charn Issara but Songkran, his third son, is now at the helm and projecting its prosperity into the second generation. Phuketindex.com had the good fortune to meet Khun Songkran and what follows is what we learned from him. Songkran Issara was born in Songkhla Province but later moved to Bangkok to become a boarder at Vajiravudh College. On completion of his junior high school, he then went to the United States for further high school and a university education, graduating after a few years with a Masters Degree in Economics from Indiana University, Pennsylvania. With his formal education complete, he flew back to Thailand and began his career with Citicorp Finance & Security Thailand. Before long however, he left Citicorp and joined his father to help running the family business. Here is what he has to say about business, life and happiness:

On Charn Issara’s beginning It was my father who was involved in the construction business before me but we also previously had businesses in gas stations, transportation, and selling some petroleum products like Bitumen to the government. When I joined my father about 25 years ago, I started with Charn Issara Tower I, the first high rise building in Bangkok and many projects followed after that. On the projects of the company Since Charn Issara Development PCL was established by the Charn Issara Group in December 1989, we have offered a number of property development projects to the market. We have branched out into office buildings, residential condominiums, shop homes, town homes, single homes, pool villa hotels, industrial estates and shopping arcades. Our on going projects are another Charn Issara Tower, Issara Ladprao, Issara @ 42 Sukhumvit, Sri panwa Phuket, Baan Chaan Talay Cha-am, Baan Issara Rama 9 and Baan Ploen Talay. On our working principles We put our hearts in what we do. We don’t aim to make a great profit from our projects but we try our best to meet both our and our customer’s satisfactions since I do believe that ‘the more we give, the more we get’. For a working ethic we hold on to passion, honesty and teamwork.

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“I do believe that the more we give, the more we get” “Becoming a bigger organisation, we need others’ help” On problem solving

On his motto for life;

When we meet a problem, we do not panic even when it looks very critical at first. We try to examine every aspect and detail, and we always find that there is a solution somewhere. We have surmounted thousands of problems in this way, some small and some big, such as the Tom Yam Kung crisis, but one thing to remember is ‘experience will teach you’ as it has taught us through every difficulty we have faced.

My life is guided by Honesty, supported by Unity, and sustained by Health. Just the same as our company’s motto.

On getting along with staff Right now I have almost 200 staff working directly under my control. In order to work together, sincerity is very important in my opinion and as we grow and become a bigger organisation, we need our employees to help us as much as we help them. With our well designed working system, we allocate tasks with trust and our people apply themselves to those tasks with their hearts. In this way, we can all win as a team. On taking care of himself I strive to find a balance between my working and my personal life and do as the old saying goes: ‘work hard, play hard’. For that reason, my daily routine is usually to wake up around five or five thirty in the morning, spend time on chanting and meditation for 20 minutes, then go out to play golf or tennis until eight. I arrive at the office at nine and after finishing work in the evening, take the time to work out physically if I didn’t do so in the morning. Now I have taken up Yoga in addition to golf, tennis and swimming.

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On things he would like to do I think I have already achieved what I would like to do, but to do it again would be to appreciate it to a greater degree. I like to travel, always keen to go yachting, skiing, or partake in other adventurous pastimes which can provide an escape to health and inner balance. We, our family and friends, often have trips which mostly are closer to nature than to say, shopping. In particular, I like to see the world, see people in other places, and observe how others run their lives and businesses whilst doing so.


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esides being a businessman, Khun Songkran is also a father to his 3 children born with life’s mate Mrs. Srivara. They have two sons and a little daughter and are named Vorasit (Pla-wan), Dhitavat (Pla-tu) and Krachpeth (Pla-khem) respectively. In raising his children, Khun Songkran rejected the traditional Thai value of subjecting children to extra tutorial courses saying: “I don’t believe in this, I don’t like my children to take any extra courses. Instead, on every weekend, our family will take time to escape from Bangkok to anywhere else, sometimes Cha-am, or sometimes Pak-chong in Nakorn-rachasima.” Khun Songkran believes that Thailand’s education system has many inherent problems and for this reason he decided to send his children to study abroad from when they were young. “At nine or ten years-old, they were sent to England. It was my intention to give them the best education because in doing this I believe I’ve given them the best opportunity in life as well. I don’t mind really if one day they don’t want to continue our business, as I know they have their own thoughts. When they were young, they were just like me, naughty sometimes but in a level that we could control. They would be punished when they did something wrong since I did not want to spoil them. Actually, compared to their friends, what we gave them seems to be less, but I think it’s better than to see them growing up to be vacuous.” recalls Khun Songkran.

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In thinking back to his own childhood Khun Songkran recalls, “I had to fight all the time. From Hadyai to Bangkok, I was seen as a bumpkin but after a while things started getting better. Then I was sent to America and there I had to deal with racism. I always had to prove myself, either working at Citibank, working with my father, or working for myself. Thailand’s real estate industry has a very seriously competitive industry but luckily, I was crafted to be competitive, thus I got use to it, and I want all of my children to be the same.” Khun Songkran’s youngest child and only daughter is still studying Textile in England, but both of his sons are now back in Thailand and have jumped into the fight alongside their father, even though they were given the opportunity to choose their own ways. What Khun Songkran wants to see from his children is ‘family unity’ more than for them to be a great success. “They can lose, they can fail, but I want to see that they are good persons and love each other. If they are successful but fight with each other, I’d prefer to watch them fail.” Khun Songkran has now reached the state of what others call success, but when he was asked about this he said: “For me, money is not everything in life but happiness is. It’s true if you have money in the pocket, you will be able to spend it easily, but that’s not a guarantee of happiness. They say ‘Happiness belongs to those who learn how to be happy’. If you learn to find happiness easily from daily life, you will find it’s harder to get into difficulties. Fortunately for me, that is my situation now.” Phuketindex.com thanks Khun Songkran for his valuable time and interesting story, we wish him all the best in his work and his personal life.

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Charity

Phuket International Women’s Club A brighter future for underprivileged children This issue Phuketindex.com grasped an opportunity to meet with somebody from Phuket International Women’s Club; Khun Sue Arnulphy (Present President) and Khun Wipa Tanmanatrakul (Vice President and Treasurer) to learn more about their club and also help raise their public awareness. Background: PIWC is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1989 by a small group of ladies. The club has since provided financial assistance for up to 550 children and is now in its 20th year. Khun Wipa provides further information about its purposes “We are a group of international women who get together for friendship and to learn more about Phuket and its culture. We have a wide range of activities and social events for members as well as the charity.” Wipa Tanmanatrakul & Sue Arnulphy from PIWC

About the Charity? “Amongst other activities we have monthly lunch to collect money which we then donate to the charity. Help on scholarships for the children then varies from kindergarten to university level. Through the help of local teachers - needy children who study hard and really need help - will be selected and submitted to us. Then our committee will review their suggestions before allocating the money on an annual basis with nothing wanted in return but the child’s school grades.” From further conversation, we learn that for small children the club concentrates on helping with their ‘lunch’ requirements whilst providing a full scholarship for those who are at higher levels. Due to PIWC’s efforts at fund-raising events and the kindness of donors and sponsors, they have provided many children with better opportunities in education. Allowing many to qualify as pharmacists, dentists, teachers, engineers, doctors or scientists to name just a few. Khun Wipa informs us quotes she has heard from PIWC members on the matter range from ‘They are all really good students with a good mind and a good thoughts’ to ‘Frequently we’re in tears when we do the interview – for some of these children are not very bright but they still need education and that’s all we want to do - give them a better education so that they can help themselves and have a better life.’ Apart from the financial support given from PIWC, these children are encouraged to help themselves

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by working part time. ‘That impresses us’ – Khun Wipa tells us for example ‘We have one student at Chulalongkorn University, who tutors other students after his class to earn spending money’. ‘Also some students work night shifts, though the pay is low and they have to come back and study in the Morning!’ ‘So when we saw we said to ourselves we should help.’ Khun Wipa tell us proudly ‘I can say it is not a commercial venture at all!’ with Khun Sue adding ‘We want them to come back and serve the community in same manner as we are doing.’ And the fund-raising? With the political turmoil and the global economic crisis there were obviously worries about the fund-raising. ‘I know it’s difficult’ Khun Wipa tells us ‘but nothing will stop us trying - though we will likely get less support.’ Khun Sue continues; “We realise it’s a difficult time for everybody to cope because of the economic situation. It might resolve itself but these people are students, they have nowhere else to turn so we have to help them.” Phuketindex.com thanks Khun Sue and Khun Wipa for their valuable time and wishes them all the best in running the club for the sake of the children’s future. Visit their official website at www.phuketiwc.com


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