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Contents may 09 - jul 09

People 9 Government Talk: Tosaporn Tephabutra 10 People Focus 40 Property Talk: Chayika Wongnapachant 60 GM Talk: James Sullivan-Tailyour 74 Keyman Talk: Julian Henco 84 "The Quote": Press Play with the Guys 88 Posh Life: Pamuke Achariyachai 92 Charity: Phuket Sunshine Village Indexers 22 Dining 30 Dental Clinic 32 Spa 36 Awning 37 Interior Design 44 Development 56 Land 70 Resort & Hotel 75 Engineering Consultant 76 Generator 77 Logistics 82 Bus Charter 83 Home Automation

Features 20 Featured Dining 24 Health Care 34 DĂŠcor Items 62 Zenith Holiday 68 Fun 'N' Frolic 78 Fashion: In the Name of RETRO

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Phuket

Government Talk

Tosaporn Tephabutra Member of Parliament, Phuket

What are the problems that the Thailand Tourism Industry is currently facing?

Tosaporn Tephabutra: Member of Parliament, Phuket

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osaporn Tephabutra has an extensive background in Politics, especially as he is married to Anchalee Vanich Tephabutra, a renowned Phuket politician. He has been appointed to many significant political posts, but principally those related to the Tourism Industry.

On the responsibilities of being Member of Parliament for Phuket with particular regard to the Tourism Industry “Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, we are responsible for tourism not just in Phuket but for the whole of Thailand and so we have to try to maintain a balanced outlook for the benefit of the whole country. Our department provides information on the Industry to the Government and makes suggestions which we think will benefit Thailand as a whole. For example, when the Government injects money into the market, we closely examine the effect and evaluate the outcome.”

“One very important problem is that Thailand currently has quite a strong currency compared to our neighbouring countries and Europe. Additionally, as we know, every corner of the world is confronting a global financial crisis. Most of our tourists are European, and when world forces conspire to make everyone think twice before spending their money on a holiday, many people would probably prefer to economize by changing their tourist destination to a nearer country where the currency is weaker than it is currently in Thailand. In this circumstance we have to underscore our strong points and luckily for us, no one can truly imitate Thai hospitality and that special Thai touch. It’s not just about stimulating the economy by pushing money into the market, but we have to accentuate our good points and show the world our beautiful culture. We need to put emphasis on the things we have and the people we are, not the things we want or people we want to be because there’s still no place in the world quite like Thailand.” “We have sea, sun, and sand in Phuket and the Andaman region and we can use these resources to highlight our strong points. Many foreigners come here to see the real Thailand. They accept Eastern cultures more than the past, and want to know and learn more about the country.”

Three major projects are coming soon “The government will be pushing for a Phuket Convention Centre capable of holding up to 6,000 people and is striving to create an open air sports arena and complex. Also, it intends to raise the Phuket Technical College, Thalang Campus, to university status. In this way we aim to improve Phuket to be a hub for many activities which can gather income for the country. As Phuket already has an international airport, beautiful beaches plus international standard hotels and resorts, we are already making the most of what we have.”

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Alain Cohen a man behind the success, La Colline

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n every person’s life there comes at time when a spot of spiritual renewal is called for, and when it comes it has to be done in the right place. Somewhere away from it all, quiet, surrounded by hills covered in lush greenery and beautiful tropical flowers. Somewhere to relax in your own private pool, eyes closed, mind in neutral, and stress a distant memory. Imagine this, then opening your eyes to take in the deep blue of the sky reaching down to touch the rich green of the land. This is La Colline. And the man behind La Colline is Alain Cohen whose emphasis on ’affordability’ makes the dream accessible to all. Phuketindex.com had an insightful interview with him just a few weeks ago.

On his background:

Alain is a 58 year old Frenchman who has done many things in his life before deciding to run a property business in Phuket. One of his projects for example, was to open a textile factory in Vientiane, Laos in 1993, something he kept running himself until just over one year ago.

On starting La Colline:

“We bought the land about 4 years ago just after the tsunami disaster. When we first went to view it, we found that it was a really beautiful land here in Phuket surrounded, as it is all year, by lush

tropical greenery. We conceived the idea to build affordable villas in the beautiful environment, making the most of the views. We then contacted A49-Architect 49, one of the best known architectural companies in Thailand, and asked it to design reasonably sized houses at a similarly reasonable price, whilst making the most of the space. As I expected, they have done a pretty good job.”

On the most successful way to promote La Colline:

“I can safely say that word of mouth has been our best advertisement. So far we have sold almost 45% of the project, which is great, mostly to friends, and friends of friends who live in Bangkok, Indonesia, Shanghai, Taipei and even France. We have focused our marketing strategy on people who love Phuket and want to live here, or people who love to come here very often. Coupled with our reasonable price, this strategy has been successful.”

On his working principle:

“Actually, I have many ‘working principles’, but I know my limitations so I gather good professional people around me. Each task is analyzed then assigned to the right specialist whom I trust to make the right decisions. I limit myself to managing these people, and in this way I let them have the confidence to work with me and hopefully promote a happy working atmosphere. If we are happy, our customers should, in turn, be happy with the outcome.” www.phuketindex.com

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n dealing with the current financial crisis:

“Luckily, the financial aspect has been secured with La Colline. Since it’s inception we made sure that we had absolute security with this project and that is why we do not really have any concerns at this time. The crisis may slow down the marketing somewhat, but we are still confident that our project will be 100% complete by end 2010 as originally planned and despite the global economic downturn we are still receiving enquiries, and those potential customers who have seen the project are still really showing a great interest in our project and in fact, we have 3–4 houses targeted by prospective customers.”

On his greatest challenge:

“When you ask what my greatest challenge is, I have to say that it is giving each and every buyer customer satisfaction. It is sometimes a painstaking process but I believe in attention to detail and making sure that every demand is satisfied to the full extent of my ability. ‘The customer is always right’ is my maxim.”

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On his other projects in the future: “Well, actually, I really don’t know what will be next”, laughed Monsieur Cohen. “This project has been about 2 years in the making, so let’s get it finished first then I’ll think about it. A lot of hard work has gone into La Colline, but the way I’m thinking at the moment, I may do two further projects. Who knows?” he continued to chortle, “Anything can happen.”

On his free time:

‘Most definitely golf. I play almost every day and do lots of other sports including swimming and exercising at the gym. I’m not a night bird so I can wake up very early. I try to organize my daily routine to maximize my free time.” Phuketindex.com thanks Alain Cohen for his time and interesting conversation. We hope he will soon sell the other 55% of La Colline, a sanctuary of serene villas available in Phuket.


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raham Bibby is a UK born financial advisor who has become well known throughout Asia, and

even the world, for his appearances on television programmes during the present economic crisis. As head of the Richmond Group he has had considerable success in Phuket and today we will delve into his past to try to analyze why. From a very young age Graham was different from other children in that he was more interested in money whilst his contemporaries played more traditional children’s games. In his twenties, his interest in the subject was unabated and he joined one of the world’s largest insurance companies based in the UK providing financial planning advice, and he was a founding member of the UK Financial Planning Association. Thus began his financial and investment career.

Graham Bibby CEO of the Richmond Group CEO of Richmond Asset Management Ltd When, during the early 70’s, the UK faced one of its most severe economic crises, Graham spent a lot of time and effort trying to figure out why, and how to turn disaster into profit. His studies provided a sound basis for investment, even in these dark days. During the 80’s the UK property market boomed and Graham was astute enough to forecast a crash at the end of the decade, together with an end to the concurrent Japanese economic miracle. Such foresight put him in the world’s spotlight. There comes a turning point in every mans life and Graham Bibby was no exception. The aftermath of his foresight was the development of a strong financial model giving good returns based on sound analysis and investor psychology. He decided to move to Hong Kong in 1991 and started Richmond Asset Management; a Hong Kong registered investment advisory company. His established track record as the possessor of dependable foresight and his accumulated experience soon earned him a strong reputation in the old British colony, and as a consequence he was elevated to Chairman of the Technical Analysts Society of Hong Kong from 1996 to 1998. He was also authorized by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission as an Asset Manager and Advisor.

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The Richmond Group Phuket Thailand

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raham first visited Phuket in 1992 and became a regular visitor thereafter. He noted

that Phuket was growing steadily year upon year but still lacked a basic infrastructure to provide proper facilities and ease of transportation. Nevertheless he judged the island to have enormous potential to grow into the holiday destination it is today, and to be a sought after destination for expatriates, retirees and investors. Accordingly he selected Phuket as a high priority to expand his portfolio. Originally he bought one rai of land at Bang Tao upon which he built his first exclusive residential project “The Himmaphan”. Gradually he increased his land holdings around the Laguna area, which is known today as an area of high-end development, to very large amounts. The Richmond Group became established as a developer of niche properties focusing on creating quality homes catering to exclusive markets and the international investor community. Initially Graham encountered many problems as a result of relying upon an outsourced contactor. This situation made him think of doing the whole process himself and as a result he amassed some of the best architects, designers, and project managers from around the world to form his own team. In so doing the Richmond construction department was established providing all aspects of development including documentation, design, construction and management.

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Since its inception in 1993 the Richmond Group has grown to the point where it is at the forefront of development in Phuket. After The Himmaphan came 7 other developments: The Reidence at Bang Tao, The Park in Layan, The Pier at Chalong, The Place in Kamala, The Loch Palm (overlooking the golf course) in Kathu, The Beach Club at Bang Tao, and finally the Richmond Country Club. Graham Bibby has a strong optimism as regards Phuket prosperity and is always prepared to take risks with a highly positive attitude. He is a strong believer in the Phuket property market and is willing to invest heavily into it. “Despite tsunamis, coups and riots, confidence has always been quickly restored and prices are still steadily rising” he stated at a seminar. Maybe he is correct, since the prices at The Residence have risen at 15 – 20 percent per annum in past years. We’ll see how they weather the present storm.

Graham Bibby is an Asset Manager and

experienced public speaker, appearing regularly on CNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg and NDTV.


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ick of Seafood? Packed out with Prik (that’s the Thai word for chili by the way)? Taste buds screaming for a rest from all that Ped (spice)? Maybe it’s time to take the hike down to nearly the end of Rat-Uthit Road and seek out the sanctuary of Shakers. You could miss it I suppose, but it’s unlikely. With a façade of bright orange it’s hard to walk past, whichever side of the road you’re on, without remarking to yourself upon its ability to make you look twice. Shakers is a small restaurant and maybe that accounts for the eye-catching décor. If it blended in, you probably would miss it, which would be a shame as it certainly has its charm. Unlike the choice of paint, the food is actually very tasteful with a range of paninis, salads, pastas, pizzas, cold cuts, sandwiches and deserts with a variety of ice cold smoothies or shakes to go with it. If you are feeling homesick, hot beverages are also available.

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It’s a down to earth, homely and warm little place embraced with charm and ambiance. The staff is friendly and attentive and whether it is a long lingering lunch or a daring, delectable dinner, you will find that you can relax and enjoy in the knowledge that service is just a nod away despite the mood of laissez faire. Whether you go there with friends or alone the feeling that there is simple no need to rush is all pervasive. If with friends, enjoy their conversation in the vibrant stimulating atmosphere, if alone, sit and sip whilst making use of the free wi-fi internet connection on your own laptop to chat with friends and family or explore the range of prospective dates on a Thai matchmaking site. Good healthy food, tastefully presented, Shakers is worth the walk, or mortgage for a Tuk Tuk ride, to the end of Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Road (same street as Jungceylon) just for the experience.


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Bright, Colourful, Appetizing and Extraordinary Dining How about something familiar but different for a change – Shakers.

Shakers 241/7-8 Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 81 891 4381

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Acqua

Concaved Beach

Sala Bua

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Deliver only the freshest of ingredients. Acqua offers a unique culinary voyage complemented with informal yet inspirational ambiance.

The venue is perfect for romantic celebration as it’s providing spectacular beachfront views. Experience exotic French cuisine and the true taste of Seafood and Thai food.

The best Thai and Pacific rim fusion cuisine. Stunning views of the Andaman Sea, a tropical garden and candlelit elegance. “The Right Place. Always.”

Designed as a casual dining venue offering Thai, Seafood Freshness GUARANTEE and Chinese dishes. Over 20 years of running ensures your seafood experience is genuinely authentic here.

Area : Patong Cuisine: Seafood, Thai and French Dress Code: Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae

Area : Patong Cuisine: International & Thai 9.00-24.00 Dress Code: Smart Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae, d

Area : Patong Cuisine: Seafood, Thai and Chinese dishes Dress Code: Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae, jcb

Area : Kalim - Patong Cuisine: Italian - European Dress Code: Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae Pricing (THB) Starters: 350 Mains: 680 Deserts: 300 Wines: 1,200 Hours: 16:00 - 23:00 hrs daily Address: 324/15 Prabaramee Rd., Kalim Bay, Patong, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 618 127 F. +66 (0) 76 618 129 E. reservations@ acquarestaurantphuket.com www.acquarestaurantphuket.com

Pricing (THB) Starters: 150 - 350 Mains: 300 - 1,800 Deserts: 50 - 250 Wines: 900 - 5,800 Hours: 09:30 - 24:00 hrs daily Address: 136 Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 341 171-4 F. +66 (0) 76 340 231 E. concaved@safaribeachhotel.com www.safaribeachhotel.com

Pricing (THB) Starters: 305 Mains: 1,220 Deserts: 275 Wines: by glass 290 & by bottle 1,550 Hours: 11:00 - 24:00 hrs daily Address: Impiana Phuket Cabana Resort & Spa 41 Thaweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 340 138 F. +66 (0) 76 340 178 E. rsvnipc@impiana.com www.impiana.com

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Pricing (THB) Starters: 200 - 300 Mains: 150 - 1,800 Deserts: 50 -160 Wines: 900 - 5,800 Hours: 10:30 - 24:00 hrs daily Address: 136 Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 341 171-4 F. +66 (0) 76 340 231 E. savoey@safaribeachhotel.com www.safaribeachhotel.com see page 19

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Situated on the top floor of The Plaza surin, it features discrete décor, gourmet Thai cuisine and offers a destination dining experience in an elegant and comfortable setting.

The hippest and highest open air restaurant in Phuket. Enjoy the outstanding view and the fashionable setting. Reservation recommended.

A modern alternative dining outlet located in the beachfront La Flora Patong. Serving fresh seafood with various themes, and a selection international and Asian dishes.

A vibrant mix of high class eatery and cool music lounge, resting on the sands of Kalim beach. Colours and style create a relaxed and uncluttered feel.

Area : Surin beach Cuisine: Thai Dress Code: Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae, d

Area : Patong Cuisine: Mediterranean Dress Code: Smart Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae

Area : Patong Cuisine: Seafood Fusion Dress Code: Casual Accepted card: v, m, ae

Pricing (THB) Starters: 200 Mains: 200-600 Deserts: 95 Wines: 1,500 - 39,000

Pricing (THB) Starters: 190 - 500 Mains: 260 - 1,500 Deserts: 100 - 400 Wines: 990 - 25,000

Pricing (THB) Starters: 130 - 290 Mains: 80 - 690 Deserts: 100 - 200 Wines: 1,000 - 16,000

Hours: daily Lunch: 11:00 – 14:30 hrs Dinner:18:00 – 24:00 hrs Address: The Plaza Surin, 5/50 Moo 3, Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 T. +66 (0) 76 271 702 F. +66 (0) 76 271 704 E. silk@silkphuket.com www.silkphuket.com

Hours: 17:00 - late (last order kitchen 22:30) daily Address: Sky Inn Building, 47/261-263 Rat-U-Thit Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 344 311 F. +66 (0) 76 344 030 E. contact@the9thfloor.com  www.the9thfloor.com

Hours: 06:00 - 24:00 hrs daily Address: 39 Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 344 241 F. +66 (0) 76 344 251 E. info@laflorapatong.com www.laflorapatong.com

Area : Kalim - Patong Cuisine: Mediterranean & Asian Modern Dress Code: Casual Accepted card: v, m, jcb, ae Pricing (THB) Starters: 280 - 620 Mains: 420 - 1,250 Deserts: 220 - 550 Wines: 1,250 - 20,000 Hours: Mon - Sat 17:00 - 01.00 hrs Sun 12:00 – 01:00 hrs Address: 247/5 Prabaramee Rd., Kalim - Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T. +66 (0) 76 346 271 F. +66 (0) 76 346 272 E. info@whiteboxrestaurant.com www.whiteboxrestaurant.com

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Sumptuous dining and a variety of culinary styles to complete your holiday experience. Thai, Asian, Continental and seafood specialties; all expertly prepared

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The world of your beauty desires Gentlemen, have you ever wondered what it is that a woman gets up to when she disappears for the entire day and comes back looking completely different: new hairstyle, alluring face and body? (If you are married, do you even notice? Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to sit or lie still doing nothing for hours on end while someone else plays with your face, hair and even your body? (Steady on boys). Probably not, but then you are not a woman, and you will most likely never understand a woman’s ways. Ladies, ignore that man, we know that a long journey can take the shine off even the most glamorous

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Health & Beauty Health Care

Whether your stay is a short one or a long one, or even if you live here, every self-respecting woman needs ‘the treatment’ at least once a week. Perhaps more often, if ‘that man’ insists on dragging you out on the town until the wee small hours every night. To cope with such abuse, Methaya can provide the restorative balm you need. Situated in a three story building decorated in a modern luxurious style giving an ambiance of ‘chic’, the young and energetic staff attend to your every need from the moment you arrive to the second you depart. The first floor is a dedicated beauty salon whilst the second and third floors are devoted entirely to facial and body rejuvenation. The atmosphere is skillfully crafted for relaxation, and such self-indulgence, knowing you are in the hands of the best in the business, really can make a difference to your holiday. Sometimes the final outcome seems less important than the treatment itself, and if this is the case rest assured that Methaya is second to none. Well trained beauticians make you feel like royalty as they meticulously attend to your hair, fingers, nails and body with as much love as if you were their own children. What woman could ask for more? But sometimes the outcome is vital and this salon uses nothing but the best; exotic Kerastase from L’Oreal for hair and OPI for nails, hands, and feet for example. In addition there is a range of ‘Qi’ products from Shiseido in regular use. ‘Qi’ is unique approach to beauty and well being and is designed to suit all skin types. Combined with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, Methaya is highly professional in all ways. In addition to the treatments described above, other services include hair and eyelash extensions and ‘permanent’ make up, consisting of cosmetic tattoo for eyeliner, lips and eyebrows. All such extensions and applications are expertly administered giving a completely natural look and feel. Lastly, but certainly not leastly, training courses are also available. Ladies, is there any better way to cope with the stresses of life, solve specific skin problems or get yourself prepared for that special day (or night) than with a visit to one of the best beauty salons in Thailand? Relax, enjoy the experience and walk out feeling refreshed, revived and revitalized. Gentlemen, You too can take the day to relax and pamper yourself. Enjoy the peace and quiet without that continual conscience born feeling that you should be doing more for your devoted better half. Give her the money to get out there and enjoy! Located on Taweewong Road (Beach Road), Patong beach, this beauty salon is easy to find. Look out

for a white dog statue as a sign. Enter, and discover the difference. You may also be delighted to hear that Methaya is now offering special promotion for splendid facial massage in only 488 baht net per session per person. Benefit from its price incentive!

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Macrobiotics An Introduction to

For a Long and Healthy Life

eople with serious medical conditions such as cancer, AIDS or diabetes usually seek proper medical care. Sometimes that care involves going on a special diet to cure or at least alleviate the symptoms of their disease and macrobiotics has became one choice for such a diet. Some believe that macrobiotics is only for sick people; we don’t agree, and that’s why we produce this article here.

What is Macrobiotics?

Macrobiotics is a philosophy that promotes well being and longevity. It’s not only the macrobiotic diet that

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people have sometimes misunderstood; macrobiotics is, in fact, a way of life as well as eating. The word “macrobiotics” is from the ancient Greek; “macro” meaning large or long and “bios” meaning life. Macrobiotics is not something new. The earliest recorded use of the term is found in the writing of Hippocrates (the father of Western Medicine and he of the famous oath) who introduced the word to describe people who were healthy and long-lived.

Macrobiotics Today

The ethos experienced a revival almost 100 years ago when George Ohsawa (1893 – 1966) was introduced to it. Born into a disadvantaged Samurai family in Japan, Ohsawa-san had an unhappy childhood and was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 18. He discovered Shoku-yo, the Japanese version of macrobiotics as practiced by Sagen Ishizuka, and decided to try it. Ohsawa-san followed the diet of brown rice and vegetables cooked with small amounts of oil and salt, and soon found that his tuberculosis


was clearing up. Very much impressed (and relieved) he continued to stick to that simple diet, joined a health club, and wrote a book on the subject. He became a teacher, took his teachings to Europe and North America, and macrobiotics was born into the modern age. George Ohsawa’s philosophy is a simple formula to live a long and happy life by following a healthy diet consisting of wholesome food properly cooked, combined with an appropriate level of exercise. He also advocated positive thinking in all things together with an affinity for nature.

Macrobiotics in Thailand

Very few people in Thailand knew about macrobiotics until, in 2007, it was officially recognized by The Division of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and drawn to the attention of the wider pubic.

The Macrobiotic Diet

The macrobiotic diet can be applied to any human being, but not always with the same content or quantity. Dr. Nongpanan Tephabutra, executive director of Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness in Phuket town advises: “I believe that the macrobiotic diet can be adapted to provide something for everyone. It is variable and adjustable to climate, environment, to body and mind condition, to gender, age and to lifestyle. Patients who are ill may need a restrictive diet but the normal healthy man in street may not, and applying a macrobiotic diet inappropriately might cause imbalance.”

Macrobiotic Diet Philosophy

The aim of the macrobiotic diet is to achieve a balance of the yin and yang elements through natural unprocessed foods, together with a complex of carbohydrates and vegetables which should be organically

grown and eaten fresh. The lifestyle also governs how food should be prepared and it is recommended that cooking pots, utensils etc. be made only from certain materials. Glass, wood, stainless steel, ceramic, and enamel cookware all are considered acceptable but no microwave and electrical appliance should be used. Rice must be cooked in a pressure cooker. Dr. Nongpanan explains: “The best way to cook food is with a natural flame, preferably by burning wood, but a gas stove is acceptable. The heat from a flame cooks slowly and brings out the flavor of the food, while the electrical power from microwaves introduces chaotic energy as it heats. It is said that a macrobiotic diet aims to synchronize eating habits with the cycles of nature. The diet uses the energy giving qualities of foods derived through special cooking procedures to restore and maintain balance.” “Macrobiotics requires us to leave the worries of life behind and to stay focused on preparing the food which is intended to provide strength and nourishment to self and loved ones. Also, it is recommended that foods should be eaten and chewed slowly, in a relaxed manner. ”

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to also receive dairy Health products such as Food eggs to provide the missing nutritional components they require to provide a safer, more balanced regime for their successful development. Similarly, pregnant and breast-feeding women should supplement their macrobiotic fare, otherwise a serious deficiency in particular nutrients may occur,” States Dr. Nongpanan.

With a clearer understanding of macrobiotics one realizes that it can be applied, with appropriate skills, to anyone. Also that it is not a boring and tasteless regimen but a delightfully natural way of eating nutritious food that can be sour or sweet, high in energy giving content, and when prepared with care, varied and delicious. Phuketindex.com hopes this article help our readers to better understand macrobiotics and perhaps adopt it to improve their life. Very many thanks to Dr. Nongpanan for her kind advice and education. For any further information on macrobiotics, you will always be welcome at Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness.

The Basic Diet

The standard macrobiotic diet consists of: 50-60% whole grains 20-30% seasonal vegetables, cooked or raw. 5-10% protein foods - such as fish or legumes. 5-10% soups “This is just a general concept. For example, I would recommend children on the macrobiotic diet

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To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been seriously worn down To cover and support a tooth with a large filling - when there is not a lot of the tooth left To hold a dental bridge in place To cover misshaped or severely discoloured teeth To cover a dental implant

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What materials can crowns be made from? Over the years, technological advancements in dentistry have gradually developed to ensure excellent modern day solutions for patients. Some materials and techniques once used have become obsolete and newly invented ones have come to replace them. As such dental crowns today are made from a wide variety of materials. They can be metal, ceramic, or even porcelain fused to metal. Crowns made purely from metal however are a poor choice for highly visible teeth because of their metallic colour. Nevertheless, all metal crowns are an ideal option for molars or back teeth since they are very durable. Porcelain, fused to base metal crowns are more pleasing in appearance than metal but less strong and also can begin to show dark gum lines over time.

All Ceramic Crowns

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ll-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns are becoming a more and more popular option among patients as an accepted solution for the restoration and protection of teeth. A primary reason is one we have all been waiting for – they mimic healthy dentures and are almost indiscernible from them! Interested ? Read on: Before we go into more detail let’s begin with some basics:

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What is a dental crown for? Dental crowns (also known as caps) are normally used to help restore teeth. However, they are also used in assisting the protection and strengthening of existing teeth so as to preserve a tooth’s functionality. They may be needed in the event of one of the following instances: To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

In comparison to the aforementioned; crowns made solely from ceramic represent the best choice for a natural cosmetic look as they are a perfect choice for front teeth. Mainly because with no metal, no discoloration appears when the gums thin out over time. All the same they are not recommended for back teeth since ceramic or porcelain are not designed to support a lot of pressure from biting and chewing. Why have times changed and more and more people asking for crowns made from non metal? In the past crowns were traditionally only made from gold or metal alloy but when technology and materials become more advanced and people became more and more conscious


about their appearance i.e. smiles, the demand for metal crowns began to disappear.

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Thereafter, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns became the preferred option for over two decades, Before all-ceramic crowns were invented as a better option for those with metal allergies and also as a more pleasing aesthetic solution. Pros and Cons of All-Ceramic Crowns Pro: Compared to porcelain fused to metal, all-ceramic crowns are more aesthetic in appearance. For as previously mentioned the metal base can reveal its dark colour when the porcelain gets thinner. Even finally developing a dark line at the margin where the edge of the crown meets the tooth. Con: All-ceramic crowns require more tooth reduction. Pro: Ceramic materials are very strong and fracture resistant. Con: This means they can be quite abrasive against opposing teeth. All-Ceramic Crowns vs Porcelain Veneers All-ceramic crowns and porcelain veneers are almost identical. Slightly different in shape, all-ceramic crowns will cover all the surfaces of a tooth where as a porcelain veneer covers only the front surface (those facing the lips and cheeks). Both of them have unique advantages and limitations that make them appropriate for treating specific dental concerns. All-ceramic or porcelain crowns can help improve both the appearance and function of the teeth. Whereas porcelain veneers generally address only cosmetic concerns and are used to solve only minor problems. However, in choosing to use a porcelain veneer, the tooth surface will be less trimmed as it will be applied to less of the surface of the natural tooth. What does the procedure of having all-ceramic crowns fitted involve? Once you have finished the consultation process and discussed with the dentist all the treatment options. If it is decided you require an all-ceramic crown, your dentist will prepare your tooth for your dental crown by reshaping it under a local anaesthetic to allow the crown to sit comfortably over the top of it. Then the model or impression of your teeth will be taken and given to a technician for fabrication. During this time, your prepared tooth will be covered and protected by a temporary crown. Your all-ceramic crown is then fabricated in the lab and cemented into place at the clinic by the dentist after it has finished. Contact and consult our professional dentists below for information and before you make any decisions regarding these highly skilled procedures.

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

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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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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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Srivana Massage and 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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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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Mother and Child Accent

Décor Items

This metal “Object d’art” represents a memorable moment of mother and child. Lively and full of happiness, the piece is ideal to afford grace and interest to any room. Let the emotion infect you.

Recommended Items

Tropical Luxury

Rattan Weave Armchair

This beautiful open weave wicker armchair gives a smart new look to any room. Coming with comfortable seat and back cushions, its long lasting construction and aesthetic appeal has been crafted for modern use.

Natural Decorative Branch

Mosaic Bench

A combination of furniture and art, this bench is covered with hundreds of little green mosaic tiles. Placed in a living room, garden, poolside or wherever, it enhances the area with its functionality and modern taste.

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The rustic look of this untouched vine branch brings to any area the beauty wood in its natural state. Standing on a suitable table, it is lively in the sunlight during daytime, and serene under the influence of soft lighting at night.


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Glazed Ceramic Pottery Vase

Adorable black and white glazed ceramic vase. Unassuming but nevertheless striking, it combines an earth toned floral aspect to add interest and depth to your surroundings.

Décor Items

Scallop Shell Candle holder

Buffed scallop shell on an aluminium base form these candle holders. They could well represent Phuket, “The Pearl of Andaman Sea”. Put anywhere, they enhance the atmosphere with their simple elegance.

Wrought Iron Bonsai Tree

Inspired by Japanese bonsai, this artfully crafted metalwork sculpture makes a beautiful distinctive decoration. Looking at it, it is easy to appreciate the aesthetic and artistic elements of bonsai.

Mosaic Table

Supreme in quality and design, this solid and elegant mosaic table is an excellent choice for any home offering both functionality and modernity.

Bamboo Floor Lamp

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.

Cozy Company

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Phuket Awnings Services Co., Ltd.

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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

92/28 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu, Kathu, Phuket 83120 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 202 959 Fax: +66 (0) 76 202 834 Mobile: +66 (0) 87 279 0001 (24hrs) Email: info@wahestate.com Website: www.wahestate.com

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. ep

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that can minimize the cost and maximize the output.” continued Khun Chayika, “We cannot wait for a change in government policy in the hope it will help us; we have to take action unilaterally right now, and this is what we have done.” Phuket property in next five years

Onto Dalaaburi & Phuket Property with

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he Dalaaburi is the first residential-commercial project by Shin Home and is a luxury development on an area of 13 rai in Phuket Town. The president of Shin Home is Yowvares Shinawatra, but its deputy, with specific responsibility for the venture, is Chayika Wongnapachant with whom Phuketindex.com spent a day discussing the project and her views on the future of the industry in Phuket. Dalaaburi’s selling point Besides a design concept that focuses on function and multipropose, Khun Chayika revealed

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that Dalaaburi is proud of its “outdoor living area that allows the residents to appreciate more the beauty of the surroundings and, like the bedrooms and dining room, it is also designed to maximize the view. Another selling feature is the fact that access is strictly private and there will be only 23 homes on 13 rai giving plenty of space; it is not a high density or large estate.” Dealing with current economic downturn “We have had to slow down and reevaluate our operation in the present difficult climate in order to find the best working solution

“I foresee higher competition in the Phuket property market in the coming years. Formerly, developers played with design and trend. You may know that famous architects from around the world were invited to Phuket and got involved in many projects here. So when you go through the listings what do you see? Minimalism? A trendy design? Sure, but there is no distinguishing feature amongst them when they all follow the same fashion. Those trends may well continue, but the industry is being pushed toward what is called ‘integrated property’, that is, able to cover every aspect of people’s lifestyle. It is an ‘all in one solution’.” “Now, you are not just selling the house anymore. Major developers are leaning towards a ‘mixed-use estate’ where all facilities are available on the doorstep. For example, a marina, hotel, restaurants, schools, perhaps a golf course, maybe even a convention center. In Dubai, where there is a great deal of construction, developers are integrating with shopping malls and hotels etc. In many cases it is the hotels themselves that have supplanted the developers and this concept gives a level of hospitality and service, apart from one or two exceptions, hitherto unexplored in Phuket. I foresee that this concept may well be the future.” “The small developers will have to face a huge amount of competition from such models and it will be harder to survive, but cooperation will be the solution.” Phuketindex.com thanks to Khun Chayika and wishes her all the best for her first project.


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Boutique Golf Villa 50/27 Moo4 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


space, function, lifestyle & design are blended without compromise!

Where

Boutique Golf Villa exclusively offers 7 two-storey pool villas in the middle of beautiful golf course – Phuket Country Club. Specious and stylish, the villas are designed under a large open plan concept to maximize advantages of tropical climate and the greenery atmosphere. Setting in peaceful environment amidst the natural embrace, Boutique Golf Villa boasts absolute fairway frontage that ensures obstacles will never block your golf course view. Come in a choice of either 3 or 4 bedrooms with private spacious 4x15 metre swimming pool and Jacuzzi including fully fitted modern style premium kicthen. The villas’ price starting from 24.8 Million Baht. For those seeking for ultimate golfing inspired experience or a valued investment, look no further than Boutique Golf Villa.


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

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Facilities: • Laundry area • Swimming pool • Optional furniture package • Optional tropical garden structuring

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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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Land & Property

Icon Park

Index Development

45/11 Moo 4, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 385 785 Fax: +66 (0) 76 279 225 Sales: +66 (0) 86 301 8352, +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 70 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

Kamala Beach Phuket FantaSea

4025

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Patong Beach

Facilities: • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sun deckKaron Beach • Fitness centre • 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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In d e x Development

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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Facilities: • Pool and pool deck • CCTV • Security 24/7 • Ample car parking • Landscaped gardens • Optional furniture package • Daily maid service available • Professional management team

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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., Cherngtalay, 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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Price: 43 to 57 Million Baht according plot size

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Facilities: • Fitness • Hammam (Turkish bath) • Changing room men and women • Spa with 2 massage rooms

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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


Bangkok Sale Office

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

Land & Property

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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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In d e x Development

Phuket Villa Patong Beach 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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Price: 3.6 - 7.45 Million Baht

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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


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Surin Apartments Condominium

Index Development

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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In d e x Development

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

Phuket Zoo

Khao Khad View Tower To Cape Phanwa

Location: Located in the Chalong area. For taxi: โครงการตั้งอยูใ่ นซอยบา้ นนา้ ชัย ถนนเจา้ ฟ้าตะวันตก


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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: Affordable 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: Starts from 3.19 Million Baht

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Kamala Bay Garden Resort & Hotel

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Location: Located in Kamala bay between the world famous Patong and Surin Beaches on the west coast of Phuket Island. Approximately 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. For taxi: ขับไปตามถนนเส้นหาดสุรินทร์-กมลา โครงการตั้งอยู่ใกล้

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Phuket Search Land & Development

In d e x Agent

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

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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Mai-Khao Beach, Thalang Phuket

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Mai-Khao Beach, Thalang Phuket

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Land for Sale

Land for Sale

Bang Tao Beach

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

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Land & Property

Tewana Land

Index Agent

Near Loch Palm Golf Club, Vichitsongkram Rd., Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 81 492 6883 Email: vchai2000@hotmail.com

A Prime Land LOCKPALM For Sale Perched on the natural hill, in a prime location next to Lock Palm Golf Club and new Red Mountain Golf Course, we offer for sale land plot extending to approximately 310 square wah (1,240 square metres). Pricing at 6.9 Million Baht for the whole parcel and at 3.5 Million Baht for half of the plot.

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Located in Kathu area where Phuket town and famous Patong beach are only 10 minutes away, You can benefit from having all services and other civic amenities nearby.

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Kathu Karon Beach

Phuket Town

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Location: The land plot is just next to Loch Palm Golf Club in Kathu District. For taxi: ที่ดินอยูต ่ ิดกับล็อคปาลม์ กอลฟ์ คลับและสนามกอลฟ์ เรดเมาทเ์ ทน

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Stylish Condo Living

Kathu Phuket

Highlighting tropical style living, The White House is a low-rise condominium right across from open space for inspiring views and lots of sunlight. Well crafted, fully equipped and stylishly designed. From 5.9 million baht to move in.

Great with location.....Stunning in design Managed by Phuket Property OK The White House

Opposite Patong Go-Kart Speedway Tel: +66 (0) 86 274 6886 www.phuketpropertyok.com


Icon Park

Luxury Duplex Condominium

Welcome to Icon Park, comprising 4 buildings of 70 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) 86 301 8352, +66 (0) 89 886 4043


Recreation & Rooms

GM Talk

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or the edification those who want something a little different, somewhere that combines seclusion and serenity in a villa style resort hotel right on the beach, Phuketindex.com recently visited The Vijitt Resort Phuket, perhaps the epitome of this type of hotel, to meet the General Manager, Mr James Sullivan-Tailyour. Please tell us briefly about your background. “I rather fell into the Hotel industry by accident but quickly realized it was something I enjoyed, basically looking after people and ensuring their experience was a positive one. After finishing a degree in hotel management, I worked with a variety of organizations in the UK, USA, Africa, the Middle East and throughout Asia, always focusing in the luxury end of the market. I have been fortunate to be able to work with such hotels as the Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, Six Senses Resorts & Spas and Savoy Middle East.” How did you come to be General Manager of the hotel? “My main experience was in Sales & Marketing but I always took an interest in how the operations teams delivered guest satisfaction. Although it has always been a key part of the sales and marketing process, looking at the hotel operation from a customer perspective is considered ever more important today, and certainly that is our focus at The Vijitt Resort.” What is the most challenging part about being GM?

James Sullivan-Tailyour General Manager of The Vijitt Resort Phuket

An interview with

James Sullivan Tailyour

General Manager of The Vijitt Resort Phuket

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“Constantly keeping up with the changing environment. To get to the top and to stay on top requires constant review of our own and others concepts, particularly since the market’s and customer’s expectations change much more quickly than they used to. However, it is this aspect that I enjoy the most about the job.” What’s your number one working principal? “Focusing the whole team on the concept that they are part of the customer experiences in everything they do - it all comes down to the guest and what he or she wants, not what we want. From a staff perspective fairness is important, as is leading from the front. We want our staff to enjoy working here and to feel that they are part of a family.” Have you ever been afraid to open a new hotel? “I have always enjoyed a challenge. I opened a hotel in Northern Uganda where the completion date was delayed several times as a result of attacks from anti-government factions. However, after finally opening the resort, and in the process achieving Uganda’s ‘Investors of the Year’ award, it all seemed worthwhile. Back then I was single, now with the responsibility of a family I am not sure that I would be up for that level of challenge. In contrast, Phuket is great place to work.”


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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atong is probably the most famous of all of Phuket’s famous places to visit. Approximately 20 minutes from Phuket town and 40 minutes from the airport, it nestles around a beautiful bay surrounded by hills and looking down from these hills it appears to be quite self sustaining. Growing form a small fishing village, not too may years ago, the 4 km long beach is one of the safest places in Phuket in which to swim.

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The island of Phuket now has many attractions for all kinds of tourists to visit, but whether a regular visitor or a first timer, Patong will certainly be on the list for most people. When coming to Phuket and looking for accommodation, Patong offers everything from budget backpacker rooms to luxurious 5-star hotels, but in addition, the shopping opportunities have the same broad spectrum, from mini bazaars with their crazy bargaining, to the mighty Jungceylon.


Recreation & Rooms Zenith Holiday

HIP & CHIC Serviced Apartments BYD Lofts Another place to stay in Patong The restaurants follow a similar wide ranging pattern whilst tour operators, or a simple walk around town, can reveal a vast and varied array of holiday entertainment. Such activities range from diving trips (day or live-aboard) through shooting ranges, visits to Phi Phi or the Similan Islands to Bungee jumping. All this, and we have not even mentioned the raucous (and equally varied, if you know where to look) after hours activities for which the town is famous.

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Recreation & Ro oms Ze n i t h Hol i d a y

It's more than abode, bed, and breakfast

If you take full advantage (or even a small portion) of everything that is on offer you will need a good place to lay down your weary head. Somewhere safe, quiet and comfortable and BYD Lofts offers just such a venue in a slightly quieter part of town. Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road is the first major north-south road inland from the beach Road and traveling south, the only way possible on this one way street, they are situated in an international arcade on the right hand side between Chaloem Phrakiat Road and Haad Patong Road, just opposite the Andaman Beach Suites. Entering this Belgian owned 4-story apartment building you will be surprised at the ambience. There are two types of accommodation available: one or two bedroom suites, each furnished

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well with all facilities to make your stay comfortable and content. The furniture is of a high quality and the rooms are well equipped with European and American fixtures, a fully outfitted modern kitchen, a 42 inch plasma TV including DVD player, free internet access, a huge balcony and amenities that are replaced every day as part of the service. There is no sea view unfortunately, but there is a beautiful roof top swimming pool to sit around and enjoy the sun, and it is only 5-10 minutes walk to the beach and all that that has to offer. The apartments are tastefully decorated with canvas paintings hanging on the walls and ‘objects d’art’ stylishly laid out. The idea is to make you feel like these rooms are your home, whether your stay is long or short. If you take a


Recreation & Rooms liking to any of the paintings, and would like to buy one (or more) to take home with you, they are for sale. Most are by a popular local artist, Khun Suthirak Chantragun, and contact details are available. If this work is not to your taste, fear not, there are many other art shops and galleries in the local area, one of which will probably catch your eye.

Zenith Holiday

Whether your stay is for the entire length of your visit to Patong or just a short getaway (maybe with that special someone?) BYD Lofts can afford you all that you need to make your visit comfortable and relaxing. There is always plenty to do in Patong, but to get away from the hustle and bustle this place provides the serenity and seclusion that one often needs. Massage parlours to help you to unwind abound but for complete relaxation maybe you would prefer to be pampered in your room by one of the many visiting masseurs or masseuses. When it is time to refuel, there is a lounge bar and restaurant, ‘Jean Pierre’, at ground level which serves European food. Why come to Thailand if you do not like Thai food? Well, when you want it, there are, of course, literally hundreds of Thai eateries to choose from, not to mention the many that serve other international dishes. But most people want or need a break from ingesting ‘local’ and Jean Pierre has an excellent reputation. At the end of the day enjoy your dinner and get ready for phase two of the ‘Patong Experience’ – the night-time assault upon your senses. A short walk from BYD takes you to Bangla Road which, after 6pm becomes a pedestrian street. As the sun sets, the street wakes up, but slowly, as it only really gets going after 10pm. Hammer nails into blocks of wood, play ‘Four Wins”, pull blocks out of makeshift mini skyscrapers and put your intellect to the test in many other demanding ways. If Bangla becomes passé, there is always the beachfront or the Royal Paradise complex as an alternative, not to mention the discothèques and bars scattered all over Patong. However you choose to kill off a few brain cells, don’t forget your way back to your home away from home at BYD Lofts.

BYD Lofts 5/28 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 343 024-5 Fax: +66 (0) 76 343 028 Email: info@bydlofts.com Website: www.bydlofts.com

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

The new destination for

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Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

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re you looking for the perfect spa vacation right in the center of one of the most famous tourist attractions in Phuket? Or maybe the convenience of an oasis of tranquility in a location right next to a modern shopping center? Or perhaps the perfect place to start married life on your honeymoon? Whatever your desires you need look no further than the Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket; a Five-Star hotel that has everything to make your holiday, alone, as a couple, or as a family, just perfect.

The Escentika Spa:

Occupying Level 4 of the hotel’s Lakeside Wing, Escentika Spa gives you the chance to relax and enjoy absolute luxury. Maybe after a hard morning’s shopping, or a hard night’s reveling, Escentika can give you the serenity needed to restore body and soul. Only the best world class French products, such as Pevonia Botanica, are used in combination with the traditional Thai massage. Feeling really decadent? How about our specialty ‘Four Hands Massage’, a 90 minute indulgence with two highly skilled therapists working on your body together in rhythmic harmony.

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The Honeymoon Romantic Experience:

It may be a little bit garish in places, but beautiful Patong Bay and beach, 5 minutes walk away, is a lovely place to chill out and hold hands under the sun (or a rented umbrella). If you get bored, there are the bazaars just behind to explore. Granted, Bangla Road might not be everyone’s idea of the perfect place to take your new bride for a night out, but on the other hand, maybe it is. Gentlemen, if it turns out not to be, you could always make up for any faux pax by the exercise of the plastic fantastic in the ladies departments of the Jungceylon Shopping center, a single step out from the hotel.

The Cabana Pool Access Room:

Chic an Trendy, like any Five-Star hotel room, the Cabana Pool Access Rooms are tastefully furnished with a long bath or

shower, satellite TV, DVD player mini bar, safety deposit box, internet access and much more. What makes them somewhat unique is that each room has its own Jacuzzi with steps leading down from the sun terrace to the pool. Don’t be backward at coming forward to experience the luxury and convenience of Millennium Resort Patong, because you, our guest, ‘Are the center of our world’.

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

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he new Phunaka Golf Academy is a high quality driving range and 9-hole golf course designed to benefit all levels of player. It is also the first golf centre in the south of Phuket Island. Designed by John Morrow after examples set by Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, the Phunaka is not open yet but already promises to be a first class short course and driving range. The par 3 course itself will be floodlit, allowing play after office hours and well into darkness. The driving range is perhaps the Piece de Resistance in

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that it is unlike any other range hitherto available in the south. The business end is 170 yards wide with 56 driving bays, and the driving area 320 yards long. It’s not the biggest in the world therefore, but more than enough to brush up on those long drives and shorter iron shots. Besides, what it lacks is size is more than compensated for in layout and quality, and it is, undoubtedly, better than shooting into a net. Here you can see your ball land on the ground in a simulated actual course. The landing area is unobstructed by yardage markers but instead is laid

out just like a real course with proper greens and flag pins at 75, 125, 150,200, 225,250 and 330 yards. Thus it is possible to simulate actual play ranging from driving, through approach shots, to pitching on with a range of clubs by targeting, one by one obviously, a realistic green. In a way, it is like playing a round without the walk. Each bay will be fitted with an artificial grass mat eradicating slippage and giving a firm stance for each shot. Technology plays its part and you can elect to place the ball yourself or have one of those awfully clever automatic ball droppers do it for you. Clearly you would not play a proper round of golf with a substandard ball (at least, we hope you wouldn’t!), so at Phunaka all of the range balls will be of a high quality so that a realistic trajectory in height, distance


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and hook or slice (sorry, fade or draw) is achieved. Often forgotten but of vital importance is a practice area to hone up the short game. How often has a beautiful long drive been utterly wasted by a chip fluffed into the bunker? At Phunaka there will be a dedicated area with real grass to get those chips and subsequent putts absolutely right. Finally, there will of course be a shop with quality equipment, and a maintenance service for those who need it. These will be open from 7am until 10pm which should cover most people’s needs. This is no Augusta or St Andrews, but is, or will be, a quality facility for players of all ability to practice, have lessons if desired, sharpen their skills, and most importantly, enjoy. We feel it will be of particular

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benefit to the youth of Phuket, be they absolute beginners or budding Tigers. Phunaka is ideal starting point and/or improvement facility. Located on the Chaofa (West) Road, almost opposite the famous Chalong temple, Phunaka is the first standard driving range that offers a cool golfing experience with great value green fees in south Phuket. Phunaka Driving Range and Golf Academy 61/17-18 Moo 6, Soi Chaofa 73, Chaofa (West) Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 86 470 9092 Fax: +66 (0) 76 521 121 General Requirement: info@phunakagolf.com Golf Academy : oliver_paul_bates@hotmail.com Website: www.phunakagolf.com www.phuketindex.com

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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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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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La Flora Resort Patong

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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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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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Keym a n Talk

Julian Henco Sales Director Emerging Markets of Hansgrohe Group, Middle East, Asia, Africa

Splash trends with

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ost people ignore the bathroom, because it is a functional room tucked away in the corner of most homes. Some however see it as their first priority. They value it because it is where they start their day and where they also spend a lot of time cleansing their bodies and relaxing. To keep up with the increasing importance of the bathroom the sanitary ware industry has been steadily growing year after year especially in areas where the property market has boomed. Hansgrohe is one company which specializes in catering to the high-end property and resort market and Phuketindex.com was given the opportunity to talk with Khun Julian Henco, Sales Director Emerging Markets of Hansgrohe Group, Middle East, Asia, Africa.

Handgrohe’s: Inspiration

Julian thinks that recent innovations and creativity in sanitary ware products will have a significant effect upon everyone’s life. He believes, for example, that taking a bath or having a shower using high quality and well designed sanitary products is an excellent way of releasing tension before a stressful day or after a busy and hectic one. Hansgrohe provides showers to soothe the senses through a combination of perfect design and technology.

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Hansgrohe’s: Concept and Design

Hansgrohe luxury sanitary products have four brands including Hansgrohe, Axor, Pharo and Pontos. Many of which are the creations of the well-known designers Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio Jean-Marie Massaud and Phoenix Design. Hansgrohe products use environmentally compatible materials which conserve resources and facilitate disposal. Though functional and aesthetically pleasing, the products are nevertheless designed to last a life time and delight users. Elegance and Style, to meet user individual needs and preferences are the keystones of Hansgrohe designs.

Hansgrohe: Green

Hansgrohe focused on environmental issues long before “Green” became fashionable. Indeed in 1989 it appointed an Environmental Officer and started implementing environmentally friendly concepts in manufacturing practices and products. It even has its own ‘ green’ product line ‘EcoRight’ and continues to develop products that offer exceptional performance whilst reducing their impact on the environment. Meet Hansgrohe at its showroom in Decor Mart Phuket located almost opposite Central Festival Phuket in Phuket Town.


Prompt Techno Service Co., Ltd. 96/19 Moo 1, Kathu, Phuket 83120 Tel: +66 (0) 76 249 252 Fax: +66 (0) 76 249 343 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 084 5522, +66 (0) 81 852 0391 E-mail: pts_phuket@hotmail.com

Service & Business

Head Office: 40/14 Moo 12 BangKaew BangPlee Samutprakarn 10540 Tel: +66 (0) 23 120 266-73 Fax: +66 (0) 23 120 264 www.prompt1992.com

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Innovative service of tomorrow Prompt Techno Service (PTS), a joint venture established since 1992 between Teo Hong Silom Co., Ltd. and Elyo S-East Asia Pte., Ltd. In 2004, PTS has been 100% owned by Teo Hong Silom Co., LTD. PTS presents in Bangkok and Regional with more than 1,200 staff engineers and technicians in 2009. In 2006,PTS has been assessed and found to be conforming to the requirement of Quality Management System for ISO9001:2000

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Operation & Maintenance: To maintain and operate the utility equipment in the building with experienced technicians with preventive and corrective maintenance programs. Service Maintenance: To maintain the equipment with the preventive maintenance program Khao and to standby 24 Hrs for emergency cases. MaiBeach Airport Prompt Techno Service Co., Ltd. Engineering Assistant/Consultant: To advise at Rd. Mission Hospital and find out the engineering solutions with Yaowar Tesco Lotus appropriate feasibility study. Bankok Phuket Hospital Total Facility Management (TFM): To provide Bang Tao Beach services with integration of peripheral services Kamala management. Beach araphat Vachira Phuket Hospital Kom

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Ind e x Genera t o r

Namsang Generator Bangkok (Phuket) Co., Ltd. 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. Open: 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Close: Sunday Services: • Generators • Air compressors • Electric and engine welders

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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

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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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19/26 Moo 2 Chaofa Rd., Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66(0) 76 375 834, +66(0) 76 375 835 Fax: +66(0) 76 264 705 Mobile: 084 690 7187 Email: charterbusphuket@hotmail.com

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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H3 Digital – Smart Homes 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

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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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Heroines’ Monument Baan Tha Rue School

Wat Thep Wanaram To Phuket Town

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t’s PARTY time! Forget work, forget stress, forget duty, and forget responsibility. Time to relax, let the music begin, bring out the eats, uncork the champagne, come on with the dancing girls. The time is here to let your hair down and in Phuket there are so many ways to do it we thought we’d ask for some advice.

Soooo, Phuketindex.com asked three hot dashing young blades just what they get up to when they decide to push the boat out.

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“The Quote”

Ekapol Tharasiriroj:

Deputy Managing Director of Phuket International Hospital

Just relax and enjoy the party “I prefer a private party with friends and it would be great if it’s not too big a group. Just friends, good food, good music, I can enjoy all night long. I like every kind of music but these days I am quite addicted to jazz. Lager beer and wine are my favourite drinks; I like the smell of red wine very much.” Special Thanks: Dresses & Shoes:

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Cape Sienna Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 337 300

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Nathanial Bibby:

Sales Director of Richmond Group

Just be fresh and have fun “I like to go to the clubs in Surin, Kamala and Patong beach with good friends who love to drink and, of course, enjoy good music, but especially hip hop. I can drink anything but red wine is my favourite booze. I really enjoyed the full moon party in Koh Pha Ngan. It was my first party in Thailand.” Special Thanks: Dresses & Shoes:

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Antonie Polfliet:

The Bell Pool Villa Resort

Don’t take it too serious and have a good time “I like to hang out with fun people, good drink, and good music. I like to go to any of the good clubs in Phuket town and Patong. For music, almost anything, but I do prefer house music, techno, rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop. As for drink, JD with Coke, of course.”

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PamukePresident Achariyachai of Kata Group

Honorary Consul-General of Finland in Phuket

The Pride of Phuket “Just because you start from zero, it does not mean you cannot get to ten” should perhaps be the motto of Pamuke Achariyachai, the founder and president of the Kata group of hotels and resorts. Born in Nakorn Sri Thammarat, Khun Pamuke first arrived in Phuket 29 years ago with no experience whatsoever in the hotel business, but starting with only 9 small cottages, he now has over 1,000 hotel rooms on his portfolio. This is his story.

On his background Khun Pamuke Achachariyachai, like the former Governor of Phuket, grew up in an agricultural family and moved to the capital for his college education where he got a degree in Marketing. He then worked in a bank for a while before deciding to go to Philippines for his

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bachelor’s and master’s degree.

On his beginning in the hotel business “I first came to Phuket 29 years ago in 1980 just looking for an opportunity of some kind, but with no specific plan in mind when I came across the owner of 9 small beachfront bungalows on Kata beach who wanted to give up his business. It seemed like a golden opportunity to me so I took it over from him with a rental agreement and built it up from there.” “I had no idea what I was doing at that time, but that did not mean that I did not have vision and could not catch on fast. I worked hard, fixing up the dilapidated bungalows and making a few changes for the better, but these


buildings were little more than woven lattice work made from bamboo and were in reality little more than a place to sleep with a common bathroom for guests to share.” “Fortunately for me my catchphrase of ‘Nothing between you and the Sea’ seemed to be just exactly what backpackers wanted. All visitors seemed to leave with a good impression and upon their return to their homelands gave us good write ups in magazines and books. This helped a lot to put us ‘on the map’ and the power of word of mouth is still the best advertisement in any business. Our bungalows started at 40 Baht per night but steadily increased to 550 Baht per night.”

The Kata Group was formed 8-9 years later “Later, I was able to buy the land and, using a loan I had secured, decided to replace the bungalows with my first building project, the ‘Kata Beach Resort’. This was followed by the ‘Karon Inn’, later renamed as the ‘Orchid Resort and Spa’, and continued with the ‘Karon Beach Resort’ which rose like a phoenix from the former Kata Inn 85. Most recently we completed the

Kandaburi Resort and Spa on Koh Samui, thus progressing from the bungalows - a tiny 9 room concern - to a company offering over 1,000 hotel rooms in total. We have not stopped expanding but because of the present economic downturn we have had to put the brakes on our ambitions for the time being.”

Success does not come by chance “When I took over the bungalows I worked extremely hard to build up the business. I ate and slept there, learned new crafts as I went along, and took care of almost everything myself with only 4 -5 staff. It was a challenge, but I built up personal relationships with the guests and treated them as friends, a philosophy I hold to this day.” “We have been in this business for almost 30 years now and I believed at the start and continue to believe that human resource is the key to success. We are here to provide a service and it is people who give a service to people. Understand that concept and success will follow.” “In the hospitality business, it is not just you, me, the guests and the hotel; other business partners such as

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travel agents are also Posh Life involved and sometimes there is a failure of communication. When that happens, it is the response of our staff that is critical in dealing with the situation. We do not seek out someone to blame. We actively take steps to resolve the situation to the customer’s satisfaction. Public relations is everything and a good impression is vital.” “Actually, hospitality is not a mystery. All you need to do is put your heart into it, get close to your guests, anticipate their needs with care and attention to detail, and to act positively and decisively when a problem crops up. People often wonder at our success. It’s simple; just follow the rules set out above.” Apart from his business profile, getting married to Tunyaratt Achariyachai, a genuine Phuketian and our first female senator, has made Khun Pamuke’s life even more remarkable and Phuketindex.com continued with another aspect of his existence: his personal and family life. Khun Pamuke did not marry until he was 38, and it was a few years after

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and I will respect his wishes but we hope he will accept the family business as some part of his life.” “All I want to see is that he is a good person and for him to be loved by others. To this end we have taught him to be respectful and even a little humble when dealing with people, including my staff. We always speak southern dialect, as I believe this will remind him of his roots and make him love his homeland just as I do.” You and your son have a large age gap, how do you cope with the difference?

that that he and his wife were blessed with a child. “My son in now 17 years old, and is waiting to start his first semester at the University of Massachusetts.” What is your son going to study, when he already knows what is waiting him after university? “I hope he will concentrate on business administration and that seems to be what he also wants. I do not insist that he comes back to become an hotelier, but if he wants to, it will be good from our point of view. If he does not want to, my wife

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“The world has changed. Today’s teenagers have a greater self-confidence than when I was young and parents need to understand that, especially when there is such a large age difference. In raising him we gave him freedom to learn the lessons of life himself. My wife and I just watch from a distance, only intervening when absolutely necessary and in so doing we do not notice the gap. We encourage free expression thus getting to know one another better and building mutual respect. We never push him, but have engendered an atmosphere where he will listen to our perspective.” How do you spend your free time and stay fit? “Up until recent years I have worked very hard to get where I am today. Now that things are running more smoothly, I have time for myself and it is travel that I enjoy most. I am also very lucky in that my wife takes good care of me, especially with regard to our diet.


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We feel this is important as it is our aim to live as long as we can in to be with our son.” Khun Pamuke’s life is not restricted to his business as an hotelier. He is also a highly respected member of Phuket society, being a former chairman of the Phuket Chamber of Commerce and a former President of the Phuket Tourism Association. For his work in helping many Finnish nationals after the tsunami disaster in December 2004, he was appointed an Honorary Consul-General of Finland in Phuket by the Finnish Ambassador to Thailand. In addition, he is acutely aware of his social obligations and the need to give back to society. “As a rule of thumb, I believe that people should return to life what they have been lucky enough to take out. It does not need to be money, just to be a good person, to live your life honestly and decently without causing trouble is often enough. I am constantly reminding my staff of this way of thinking and hope that it will help all people to lead a more fulfilling and rewarding life.” One way that Khun Pamuke puts into practice what he preaches is to apportion part of his wealth in the form of grants to students, especially the children of his staff. However, “I do not give them easily. I talk to the parents

and make clear what I expect in return, namely, a good life lived on the principles I espouse.” “I know that there are financial inequalities in life but every one of us is a human being. Whether you have billions or just hundreds, we all have to eat and deserve respect. I am very proud to be in a position to help, and find it disappointing that many rich people do not. Sometimes I feel that just 10% given from the very wealthy could make such a big difference.” Phuketindex.com thanks Khun Pamuke for his valuable time and we wish there were more like him in Phuket’s small society.

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Phuket

Sunshine Village A Home for Underprivileged Children

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he Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation was established after the tsunami disaster hit Asia in 2004 to provide a home for tsunami orphans. Now however, it is a refuge for all homeless children as well as for those from a dysfunctional family or victims of abuse. Just after the disaster, the Lions Club Phuket Andaman Sea Branch got a donation from the global Lions Club and other organizations around the world. As well as providing immediate help to victims, serious thought was given as how to provide long-term sustainable help and finally the club committee decided co-operate with the Child-Watch Phuket Association to build a children’s village for the orphans and other children in need. Rather like a snowball rolling down a hill, other charitable organizations became involved, most notably, but by no means limited to, the French Red Cross, the Lions Club Phuket Pearl and the government of Luxemburg. The French Red Cross took

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Dr. Supaluck Kanchanamethakul (left) Managing Director of Phuket Sunshine Village Miss Nattisa Taebanpakoon (right) Director of Phuket Sunshine Village

We want to help these youngsters to grow up to be strong young men and women.

full responsibility for the construction of the village and it was therefore possible to ensure that all of the money from fund raising would go directly to the children.

Phuket Sunshine Village is a non profit making organization which is dedicated solely to helping these youngsters to grow up to be strong young men and women. It opened on 29th June 2007 and although sufficiently funded at the moment, in the long term more money will be required through child sponsorship and donations. If you think you can help, in any way, please contact the Foundation through any of the media given below.

The village itself consists of six double villas each designed to accommodate a ‘family’ consisting of 8 to 10 children of various ages. Each villa has its ‘mother’ and in this way a traditional Thai family atmosphere is created with the children being cared for 24 hours a day. As well as receiving a basic education, the children are encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in other activities. Courses, for example in English and Chinese, are sometimes provided by ChildWatch which specializes in such spheres. Discipline, self reliance, moral practices and social behavior are engendered throughout.

Donation Account Details:

Kasikorn Bank - Phuket City SWIFT CODE: KASITHBK Account Name: Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation Account No: 102-2-00125-4

Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation

15/20 Soi Namnungjaidiew, Moo 1, Tiampracha Uthit Rd., Koh Sireh, Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 252 204 Fax: +66 (0) 76 252 204 E-mail: info@phuketsunshinevillage.org Website: www.phuketsunshinevillage.org www.phuketindex.com

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