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Contents Nov 2009 - Jan 2010

People 10 People Focus 19 "The Quote": Sound Bites of the Day 60 GM Talk: Blandine Cressard 80 Designer Talk: Paul Ropp 92 Posh Life: Marc de Champeaux 98 Charity: Laguna CSR

Indexers 35 Dining 38 Dental Clinic 42 Awning 56 Development 59 Property Agent 78 Logistics 79 Home Automation

Features 26 Featured Dining 36 Skin Care 40 Decor Items 46 Corporate Profile 48 Project Overview 62 Destination Guide 64 Zenith Holiday 72 Rental Apartment 74 Fun 'N' Frolic 76 International Academy 81 Fashion: Model Search 100 Social Circle






On The Cover 50 Malaiwana, Phuket's most exclusive private address Publisher Guide Vision Limited Managing Director: Arnat Utuchkul Editor in chief Jormnapa Utuchkul Deputy Editor Pornchanan Wanyart Writer Kantawee Yoddee Art Director Paradorn Promkird Creative Director Kjeewan Wichian Graphic Designer Chananchida Klengklaw Production Manager Rungpruhat Suwanbodee Senior Photographer Itti Kerdphon, Bundit Arsa Marketing Director Nunghatai Cholchawalit Marketing Coordinator Pirada Wongpara Advertising Enquiries Subscription Enquiries Tel. +66 (0) 76 240 749 Fax. +66 (0) 76 240 750 8


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Larry Cunningham C.E.O. and General Manager of The Chava Resort, & Australian Honorary Consul Phuket - Phang Nga - Krabi 10

People Focus

“As a business man you can do many different things, but maybe the best part of me is actually doing business.”

P recently interviewed Larry Cunningham, C.E.O. and General Manager of The Chava Resort, & Australian Honorary Consul Phuket - Phang Nga - Krabi. We were quite surprised how a busy business man who has so little time to relax and pursue leisure activities manages to maintain his sense of humour and such an open mind. Originally from Sydney Australia, Larry has been involved in many businesses around the world including exotic enterprises such as a timber venture in Fiji and fishing in the Solomon Islands, but until reaching Thailand, he had nothing at all to do with the hospitality industry. He has been living here permanently for the past seven years but it is only about one year ago that he opened The Chava Resort, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Surin Beach. Please tell us about your philosophy regarding your position in the hospitality business. “I’m more used to the land, building, and development businesses rather than the hospitality trade. The only reason I am GM of the resort is because the original GM was sadly killed in January this year on his way back from Patong. Also the opening in August 2008 was somewhat unlucky: just in time for the global financial crisis, the political unrest in Thailand and the airport being blocked. All of this had an adverse affect not just on The Chava, but all over the country.” “Phuket is a beautiful island where tourists are willing to pay as much as THB 25,000 a night. For this sort of money a high level of luxury is expected and must be provided. Personally I do not want Phuket to become

Larry Cunningham

C.E.O. and General Manager of The Chava Resort, & Australian Honorary Consul Phuket - Phang Nga - Krabi

so elite, but when we get adverse publicity such as that generated by the Jet Ski problem in Patong, we have to redouble our efforts to protect potential customers from such behavior and ensure they know they will be treated well.” “When a tourist comes to Phuket and has a happy, memorable experience, he or she will tell four or five others; on the other hand, if they do not enjoy their stay, they will tell many times more. The Phuket office of the TAT recently advised me that as many as 15% of tourists will not return because of a bad experience here. This trend must be reversed.”



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It sounds like these tribulations are attacking the whole Andaman tourism industry. How can The Chava cope with and solve these problems? “We have to engender loyalty amongst our guests. We have targeted the high end of the market such as the billionaires who fly into Phuket on their private jet. These people want to have peaceful surroundings in which to relax. Such clientele are relatively unaffected by the crises. Nevertheless, we still cater for the family group; mum, dad, two or three children, and what we offer them is a variety of spacious two, three and four bedroom apartments set around our 35 metre pool.” During our conversation, Larry declared “The Chava is my first wife.” and continued by telling us how he compares and contrasts himself with the resort. “I’m a very open person and The Chava is open too. I’m ‘big’ and so is The Chava. The difference between us is that when the lights go out at night, The Chava sleeps; I continue to think. And one more thing: The Chava cannot swim at Surin Beach but I can.” He laughed. Larry travels a lot but his three favourite resorts are right here in Phuket: the Amanpuri is so beautiful, the Chedi is also and very well managed, and he loves the Indigo Pearl, especially for its Sunday Brunch and the people he meets there. Do you get much feedback? “We get a lot of positive feedback as you will see if you visit Many comments have been left by our guests. One, from Australia, said ‘The Chava is the only place I can truly relax. It is big enough but not too big, and the staff are lovely. It is one place I can honestly say that I unwind in’. He’s been here four times, so I suppose he knows what he


is talking about and must be telling the truth. In fact, he’s coming back with his family at the end of the year.” “Recently Bruce Mathieson, the biggest hotelier in Australia stayed at The Chava, and he said ‘I just love this place. This is wonderful, I can relax only here.’” As a final topic, we asked who gave Larry the greatest inspiration His answer: “The Ethiopian long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie and Barak Obama” “I saw Haile Gebrselassie win the 10,000 metre race in the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He was competing while injured but his tenacity would not let him accept it and he fought like a demon to win the Gold.” “Barak Obama is, I believe, our hope for the future. He has the ability to do so much to eliminate the problems we all face.” We thank you Larry Cunningham for your valuable time, we very much enjoyed talking to you and listening to your views.



Erawana Company

On “The Platinum Coast”, north of Bang Tao Bay, the Erawana Group launches their latest low density condo development consisting of only 39 unit residences. Comprising both 2 and 3 storey buildings, 2 and 3 bedroom units are on offer at prices starting from 5.85 million baht. Discover for yourself how practical living at SORA can be.

19/10 Moo 6, Soi Kok Tanode 2, T.Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 275 022-3 Fax: +66 (0) 76 275 022-3 Mobile: +66 (0) 89 729 2989 Email:


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Indharachareon Managing Director of Phuket Pearl Factory Group


People Focus

An Excellent Agriculturist When you meet someone who is totally successful in his chosen work you have to congratulate him. True? had an exclusive interview with Khun Jitti Indhrachareon, Managing Director of Phuket Pearl Industry Co. Ltd and recipient of “The Excellent Agriculturist in Aquaculture� award 2009, from the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives. We caught up with him in his showroom, The Phuket Pearl Factory.

Phuketindex: How did you start in this business? Jitti: My grandfather was the owner of a private island and he first started the pearl business. With the growth of the tourist industry, we reorganized the company to move with the times, firstly by making our product known to the public and secondly by offering our products directly to the customer rather than through a middle man like some of our competitors. But the major secret of our success is that we have never refinanced. We have used only

our profits to expand the business so that when disasters strike, like the tsunami, we can survive. It has proven to be a great protection during bleak periods.

Phuketindex: How do you approach staff management? Jitti: We have a total of 30 staff, 10 of whom are involved in the labouring side and the others are in the administrative department. All of them can shift into other areas of work which makes us very flexible and is useful to both us and them.



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Phuketindex: What is the organization’s concept? Jitti: We are focused on being the top corporation in terms of productivity, innovation, and distribution of Phuket pearl. Customers, sale, creativity, and economic are the issues we keep eyes on. We are emphasizing the quality of the pearl to satisfy our customers, and continually train our employees to make them more technically knowledgeable. We do research twice a year to study in depth anything which might have a bearing or provide important information in our field. Phuketindex: Is it correct to say that you researched your own marketing channels? Jitti: Yes, I always learn from marketing to my clients around Phang-nga and Phuket. When I go to them I sometimes use ‘guerrilla marketing’. If today I could not sell to them, I will go again tomorrow. Phuketindex: Tell us about your award from the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives. Jitti: Yes, I did get an award for our work as ‘Excellent Agriculturists’.


The awarding committee considered our work ethic, life history as a company and leadership in our field.

Phuketindex: Why do you think that your company was singled out for this award? Jitti: I think we were a bit lucky to be the ones selected for the award, but it was due in all probability to the high quality of our products – necklaces, earrings, pendants etc., which we produce ourselves. We always use local materials form local farms. Phuketindex: How is agriculture related to the tourist industry in Phuket? Jitti: I think we are lucky to live in Thailand; being so close to the equator gives us a competitive advantage when it comes to growing because of the climate and water conditions and Phuket’s eastern coast is perfect for pearl production.

But Thailand is also a tourist destination so it is natural that visitors will want to explore all aspects of our way of life here. Thus, the two industries become interconnected and as long as we are able to provide customer satisfaction we can co-exist harmoniously.

Phuketindex: How does your family support on your work? Jitti: They are a very powerful support to me and the company. In every sphere we have an own responsibility, so family is the master key in my work and life. Phuketindex: What do you do about your holidays? Jitti: Seriously, I do not focus on wealth. If I have a long vacation, it is enough for me to take my child for a drive around Thailand, looking for inspiration in our culture.

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“The Quote�


Cast you mind back to your childhood. Can you remember what your dreams and aspirations were? What was your aim in life? Have you fulfilled your ambitions or are you just marking time in a job that holds no real interest? invited four working women to answer those questions.

Clothes: R A M P A G E Tel: +66 (0) 76 350 423 Location: Limoncello Restaurant Tel: +66 (0) 76 360 869



“The Quot e ”

Jjiraporn Chaiyasat Office Manager, Royal Eastern Beverage “If I did not work in this field, I would be an architect. I truly love art because through it you can really get to know the personality of its creator. Unfortunately, my parents could not support my dream, so here I am.” 20


“The Quote”

Siriporn Olannukraw Managing Director, Big Move Phuket

“Of course, I would join in social projects like building schools or even houses at boondocks. I think social responsibility is our duty as we are all part of society.”



“The Quo t e ”

Kulchada Boonrawd

Marketing Communications & Public Relation Manager at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket “There is one thing I used to dream about doing if I did not work in this business, I want to be a nurse. My mother was hospitalized once and I realized how much more I wanted to do for her but did not know how.”



“The Quote”

Sarunrat Smuthkochorn “I think I wanted to be a councilor. I used to study the law and an understanding of it made me alert to the needs of society. I wanted to help in that field.”




Thai, Chinese, Continental Cuisine Prepared By Highly Experienced Chefs Patong Beach


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Thaweewong Rd. Siam City Bank

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136 Thaweewong Rd., Patong Beach, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 76 341 171-4 Fax. +66 (0) 76 340 231

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Luxury Gourmet Journey by Acqua Phi Phi Islands-Krabi-Phang Nga Bay-Racha Islands-Similan Islands

An exclusive trip with a 76 feet yacht and luxury gourmet is now available, offered by Acqua Restaurant. Delivering only the freshest of ingredients, Acqua offers a unique culinary voyage complemented by an informal yet inspirational ambiance. The latest luxury gourmet journey is launched by Chef Alessandro Frau, former Executive Chef at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, who continually gathers innovative concoctions of recipes and delivers an eclectic yet unpretentious selection of dishes. Chef Alessandro is an expert in gathering the original flavor of fresh top quality ingredients to enchant mouth watering dishes, whilst all his bright-eyed and bushy-tailed stewards and stewardesses are ready to serve you on board.


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From sophisticated cocktails to delicious desserts, food, beverage, and a wide-ranging selection of wines, all is guaranteed to let you experience an exclusive yachting trip with Phuket’s most exciting and stylish 76 foot luxury yacht through the Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Phang Nga Bay, Racha Islands, Similan Islands, or anywhere else around Phuket. Here is one of the most luxurious perfect combinations of a high end recreation boat, gastronomy and a beverage made of the cocktails and the fermented juices. Yes, it’s definitely all about Yacht, Cuisine & Wine. Acqua Restaurant itself is a brilliant perfect dining place located in Kalim Bay. The decoration is a brilliant white throughout with furnishings that

compliment it perfectly. Whether dining inside or on the terrace, the ambiance persuades you to indulge with a memorable dining experience. Luxury Gourmet Journey by Acqua is starting cruises at the beginning of December 2009. Do you now have a feeling that this is an opportunity to spoil yourself, your precious family & friends? If so, just go with Acqua.

Acqua Restaurant 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Bay, Patong, Phuket Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 618 127 Fax: +66 (0) 76 618 129 Email: Website:


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Baba Poolclub it’s where to eat, drink, & dance the night away Picture sitting under the stars with your lover or friends surrounded by stunning panoramic ocean views from the top of Cape Panwa, spending the daytime sunbathing in a comfy sun deck, or chilling a night out with lounge music, alongside a 40-metre swimming pool, eating exquisite stylish dishes of contemporary Thai and International cuisine, before walking back to your luxury villa. Yes, we are talking about Baba Poolclub, the place full of entertainment and dining. Probably one of the island’s best

Spicy Salami Pizza


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Over 5,000 square metres, Baba Poolclub offers you not only simply the best entertainment and dining, but also a bar, outdoor lounges, disco, 40-metre infinity edge pool, meeting incentive & banqueting facilities, all so guests can enjoy its best experiences.

About Sri panwa Lycheetini & most exclusive entertainment and dining locations! Baba Poolclub presents you a stylish menu of contemporary Thai and International cuisine, including Tiger Prawn Sake, Lychee Duck served with aromatized rice, Spicy Salami Pizza, Sashimi, etc. Do not hesitate to complete your meal by ordering Green-tea Panacotta and the famous sour sweet Lycheetini.

Probably one of the island’s best & most exclusive entertainment and dining locations!

Tiger Prawn Sake

The decoration style of Baba Poolclub emphasizes modern tropical contemporary architecture and hidden within the forests high above the Andaman Sea. This is the place where you will absolutely indulge with colours of black, white, orange, and every nature of sunset’s colours from the tip of Cape Panwa.


Sri panwa, an exclusive and secluded new estate comprised entirely of private Pool Villas and Residential Villas set in a lush tropical jungle on the tip of scenic Cape Panwa in the southeast of Phuket. Sri panwa is a family owned estate and the first of its kind for one of Thailand’s most famous property developers, the Charn Issara group.

Sri panwa Charn Issara Residence Co., Ltd. 88 Moo.8, Sakdidej Rd., Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 371 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 371 004 Email: Website:

Lychee Duck served with aromatized rice


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DaVinci Decoded – The Restaurant and Pizzeria with the Enigmatic Touch Away from the madding crowd of Patong, Karon and Kata, this Italian restaurant in Nai Harn close to the southern tip of the island has it all. It is quiet yet exciting, unprepossessing yet inviting, off the beaten track yet close to the action, but quite clearly catching on fast. It’s not just the mouth-watering pasta dishes that have built up the reputation of this restaurant, but the main courses are equally as splendid with beef from Australia, white snapper and other superb seafood all with that wonderful Mediterranean flavour. The pizzas are thin crust and cooked in a traditional wood fired oven. Complimenting the meal is a wide selection of Italian wines, and for aperitif some pretty impressive cocktails. After a dinner such as this, it is only fitting that it be topped off with a ‘DaVinci Coffee Martini’. The décor is modern and customers have the option of eating al fresco or indoors. If choosing to eat outside as most people seem to prefer, there is a spacious breezy courtyard interspersed


with shrubs; if inside, the interior is open sided with parquet flooring, ceiling fans, a sofa, bar, and adorned with modern art. Hanging on one wall is the famous Vitruvian Man on canvas which adds a touch of authenticity to the Italian atmosphere. Chunky style countryside crockery, good quality cutlery, and white linen tablecloths complete the mood of Italy with ‘a touch of class’. For those of you blessed with rug rats (children to the more high brow amongst you), there is a play area adjacent to the pizzeria. The “V” Lounge, a new Cocktail & Wine Bar, opens every day serving

Coffee and Croissants in the morning and Cakes & Ice Cream in the afternoon. As the evening descends, the “V” Lounge is transformed into a Cocktail & Wine Bar, with relaxing music and comfortable sofas where guests can enjoy a Cocktail or a Glass of Wine before or after dinner. So now the code is broken, there is no excuse not to exploit it; is there?

Davinci Restaurant BZenter 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (Opposite 711 on the road to Nai Harn Beach) Tel: +66 (0) 76 289 574 Mobile: +66 (0) 8 0525 1400 Email: Website:

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Enjoy Fine Dining at

Mom Tri’s Kitchen No perfect meal is complete without a glass, or bottle, of equally outstanding wine and Mom Tri’s cellar has it all. Winner, for four years in a row, of the Wine Spectators Award of Excellence, Mom Tri’s there are no less than 350 labels of top notch quality wines to chose from, including some organic varieties. The wine list also has 16 different wines by the glass (for the more demure amongst us). For a romantic setting overlooking the bay at sunset, this place is hard to beat. And if you are a gentleman who loves to take your lady out for a romantic fine dining, don’t hesitate to take her to Mom Tri’s Kitchen. This is a place where both of you will not soon forget.


he setting, perched on the rocks overlooking the beautiful Kata Noi beach, is as close to perfection as can be imagined, and with the choices of seating in the covered patio, open air garden terrace, or the Thai sala, Mom Tri’s Villa Royale is a wonderful place to enjoy some of the best that Phuket has to offer. The food, prepared under the supervision of Executive Chef, is diverse, adventurous, innovative and simply delicious. For example, very popular amongst the clientele is the Hot Crab Soufflé, the Goong Trio, Tuna Steak, Phuket Lobster or the Angus Beef Tenderloin. Chef Sura works together with Thailand’s only Maître-Cuisinier de France Chef Jean-Noël to create the best Thai and European dishes or combing both in fusion of taste. Chef JeanNoel is the executive consulting chef for all five of Mom Tri’s gourmet restaurants.

Situated on the only road to Kata Noi, the entrance is easy to find on the hill between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Open from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, reservations are recommended.

Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Phuket 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket, 83100 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 333 568 Fax: +66 (0) 76 333 001 Email: Website:


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Grilled lamb cutlets with roast garlic potato puree


Highly Recommend For those who seek a unique atmosphere to match great taste, Watermark will not disappoint you. Talented and experienced Chef Allessandro Zambardino and his team draw inspiration from Mediterranean, Italian and Asian cuisines and beyond to create a feast for all senses. They work to deliver you the best culinary experience Phuket has to offer.

To finish, choose their chocolate mousse; you will find it is more than a dessert but a perfect selection for a last lullaby to put you into a sweet dream. Find food and ambience to satisfy your soul at Watermark. 22/1 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Road, Muang, Phuket, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 239 730, +66 (0) 81 979 7651 Fax: +66 (0) 76 273 390 Email:

Renowned for its second to none location, Watermark is set amidst one of Phuket’s most magnificent harbors, Boat Lagoon Marina on Thepkrasattri Rd., just north of Phuket Town. The oceanfront setting features a classic casual dÊcor for alfresco dining. Wood and a perfect lighting add the overall feeling of romance and luxury. Arrange a visit and try these: To start, there are very good Thai Tapas to enjoy. It is a combination of Laab Parcels, Satay Shooters, Tuna Noodle Rolls and Goong Sarong. All come on one well-decorated platter. Their pizza is a must, due to its most aromatic flavour, perfect crust and its authentic taste. Pan-roasted golden chicken breast on creamy parmesan risotto with bell pepper-onion-chutney paired with Pinot Grigio Collio IGT Villa Martina is a good alternative. For something a little more sophisticated, we recommend grilled lamb cutlets with roast garlic potato puree, parsley olive salad & balsamic reduction, and Sedara IGT Donnafugata.


Thai Tapas

Chocolate Mousse

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Phuket’s culinary destinations Silk Restaurant & Bar

The 9th Floor The 9th Floor possesses the highest Haute Cuisine vantage point in downtown Patong and is renowned for its extensive wine lists and range of award-winning dishes. Whether it’s Mediterranean fare or Swiss specialties; Thai gourmet cuisine or innovative fusion cuisine, its reasonable cost, excellent service and outstanding vista will simply blow you away. Tel: +66 (0) 76 344 311

If you are somewhere around Surin beach and don’t know where to stop for lunch or dinner, try Silk Restaurant & Bar on the top floor of Plaza Surin for gourmet Thai dining in a relaxed ambience and stylish setting. You will not be disappointed. Explore the local flavours of Thod Mun Goong, Neu Yang Nahm Dtok, Tom Kha Ped Yang, Gaeng Kathi Neu Poo, Khao Soi Chiang Mai and so many more. Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 702

White Box A vibrant mix of hi-class eating and cool music lounge, the White Box nestles on the sands of Kalim beach overlooking Patong bay. White and blue colours and a minimalist style create a relaxed and uncluttered feel that reflects in the Mediterranean and Thai culinary inspiration. The white box has unobstructed sea views, nice music and great food. Served daily from 5 pm till late. Tel: +66 (0) 76 346 271

PUM RESTAURANT & COOKING SCHOOL Jean-Pierre Bar & Restaurant Chef Jean-Pierre and his team work together to bring you smiles and pleasures with an expected international culinary experience amidst the laid-back and modern setting that will perk the spirits of any diner. It is tucked away in the BYD lofts building on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road. The recommended Phuket lobster with white asparagus and Hollandaise sauce and a glass of vintage wine worth dying for. Tel: +66 (0) 76 343 024

Pum started cooking when she was very young; she found her Grandmother’s recipes complicated, so she simplified them. Pum Restaurants offer a simple side to Thai food. Clean and healthy dishes produced using only the freshest ingredients all presented in a warm and friendly environment. Taste their delicious food first then come back to take part in one of their fun cooking classes. Tel: 076 346 269 Location: 2 minutes walk from Bangla Road past the Jungceylon Complex


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

Rim Talay Thai Restaurant

The Grange Steak & Seafood Grill

CafĂŠ Loma

Andaman Pool Bistro

Bangtao Bay, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 352 Fax: +66 (0) 76 324 353 Email:


Ristorante & Pizzeria

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Pavarotti Ristorante & Pizzeria 71/22 Soi 10 (Baan Hau Kuan), Moo 5, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel:+66 (0) 84 364 3892 Email:

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Nettle Tagliolini with anchovy, black olive & potato served with fresh lemon & pecorino caprino cheese

Fettuccine with tiger prawn in Limoncello sauce

Ingredients of Nettle Tagliolini with anchovy, black olive & potato served with fresh lemon & pecorino caprino cheese

Tenderloin wrapped with speck & mozzarella cheese seved with pesto sauce

Devil Pizza with tomato, mozzarella & Ferrarini salami spacy

Italian fine dine in Phuket Pavarotti offers a range of real taste in Italian dishes prepared with a sophisticated touch. By the atmospheres create a warm, casual style and satisfaction in the courtyard garden surrounded by peaceful and fabulous place on Kamala Bay. Enjoy Monday to Saturday set lunch and Sunday Brunch at lunch time. Cuisine: Italian Cuisine Reservation: Yes Dress Code: Casual To Surin Beach Open: Green season 2.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m. Mai Khao Beach Airport High season 11.00 a.m.-11.00 p.m. Kamala Bay Garden Resort & Hotel Private parking: Yes Credit cards: Visa, Master, JCB, Amex Phuket FantaSea Established: Christmas 2008 Kamala Beach Bang Tao Menu: Beach Pavarotti Ristorante & Pizzeria Italain Cuisine Kamala Beach Hotel Kamala Pavarotti Ristorante & Pizzeria Kamala Resort & Spa Beach Chaleomphakait 100 Pee Park 190 – 360 Baht Pizza . Rd d a Patong 240 – 420 Baht Pasta Kamala Beach Estate mh Beach Ri Thai Vegas Bar & Dinner Phuket City 320 – 660 Baht Main Course d. aR So Kamala Bay Terrace Resort Nak Specialties: Karon iO Beach rB or Tenderloin wrapped with speck and To To Patong Beach r mozzarella cheese served with pesto sauce Fettuccine with Tiger prawn in Limoncello sauce Location: At Kamala Beach, close to Phuket-Fantasea. Pizza crudo with rocket and cherry tomato For taxi: ตั้งอยู่ที่หาดกมลา ใกล้กับภูเก็ตแฟนตาซี Beverage: 1,200 – 9,000 Baht Wine Promotion: Special Sunday lunch Italian buffet only 599 baht 4025



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Health & Beauty Skin Care Clinic

Keep your nice face for a life time When we were young, we naturally wanted to grow up as fast as we could. We wanted to be adult more than adolescent (maybe because we wanted to do everything by ourselves without asking any permission from parents). However when we approached about thirty years old, we wanted to stop growing, especially our aging skin. When we grow up, aging skin become thinner and less elastic due to collagen and elastin that keeps skin firm are becoming weaker. These changes cause wrinkles, sagging skin, freckle, flaccid skin, forehead creases, premature facial wrinkles, and unwanted signs of aging. Then how can we possibly stop those beauty problems? How can we keep skin healthy and youthful looking? How can we have facial rejuvenation like when we were twenty again?

Like President Obama’s election campaign ‘Yes, we can.’

Yes, we can bring back our youthful appearance as well! Rejuvenation of facial skin can be achieved in a number of different ways including Botox, Filler and Mesotherapy.

Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. It’s a nonsurgical treatment that targets unwanted wrinkles and creases between the eyebrows. This is one of the perfect solutions for anyone who is searching for a safe, quick and affordable means of removing those wrinkles. Filler works to fill in furrows, wrinkles, and folds in many of the lower facial areas. Some of these fillers increase volume in hollowed or sunken facial areas. Wrinkle filler is suitable with static wrinkles, the wrinkles that remain even when there is no animation of the face and come from a gradual loss of the elasticity of the skin with age and are exacerbated by the sunny environment in which we live.

Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in the USA, Europe, and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions. This treatment emphasizes on solving facial problems with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Mesotherapy can be used for cellulite elimination, providing anti-aging benefits, elimination of localized fat deposits, and so on.

Puttharaksa Aesthetic

2nd fl. Villa Market Building, Homepro Village Chalong, Amphoe Muang, Phuket 83130

Tel: + 66 (0) 76 383 799

Email: I Website: Working Hours Daily: 10.30AM - 8.30PM I Thu: Closed


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In d e x Dental Cl i n i c

Smile Island Dental Clinic 3 Moo 8, Plaza Dracaena Building, Room A-1, Chaofa West Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 604 411-2 Email: Website:

Professional and affordable dentistry services Initiated by Dr. Authen Hatsadee (D.D.S.), Smile Island Dental Clinic offers a complete range of cutting-edge and some specialized dental practices. State-of-the-art technology and equipment, a relaxing atmosphere and a high standard of sterilization, all promise you an expert dental treatment with us & a pleasant pain-free one. We have the advantage of in-depth consultation before any procedure, to ensure the best restorative care possible. Smile Island Dental Clinic is easy to find, located on the main road within easy access from other parts of Phuket. Parking spaces are available.

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Services: Dental check ups General dental treatments Teeth whitening Teeth make-up over Veneer/Crown/Bridge Cleaning with air flow system etc.


Open: 9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. daily

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Smile Island Dental Clinic

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Location: Located in Plaza Dracaena Building on Chaofa West Rd. before you reach Chalong Circle (from Phuket town). For taxi: คลินิกทันตกรรมสไมล์ไอแลนด์ ตั้งอยู่บนถนนเจ้าฟ้าตะวันตก

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A Bliss in Truly Serenity The Coco House is a totally designed blend of contemporary Thai building in a spacious landscape with fully equipped in a house.

Managed by Phuket Property OK The Coco House Saiyuan, Rawai Beach, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 86 274 6886, +66 (0) 89 867 4724 Email:



he White House is a thoughtful designed condominium with throughout the sunbeam and verdurous hill perspective.

Managed by Phuket Property OK The White House Opposite Patong Go-Kart Speedway, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 86 274 6886 , +66 (0) 89 867 4724 Email:

Home & Décor


Décor It e m s

Whether used as a sofa in the lounge or an extra bed in the den or bedroom, the unusual design of this sofa bed makes it a striking piece of furniture. Made from Banana leaf but getting its inner strength from a stainless steel frame, it provides comfort for either function. Popping in for coffee, or unexpectedly staying overnight, your guests will appreciate your taste.

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CHAIR CUSHION Displaying the same grace as the round side table which compliments it well, this chair has a simple classical look about it. It is comfortable, fashionable, and with soft textured cream fabric, has a sumptuous feel to it.


Elegant and stylish this creation is purely artistic. What used to be called a ‘conversation piece’ perhaps, but with a great deal more sophistication. Viewed by day it is a natural element to your home, and spot lit by night, a pleasing form of subdued lighting.

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SIDE TABLE Although a side table, this piece could be used as a dining table, perhaps Al Fresco, for a couple or small family. Its rustic look blends well inside or out. Another unusual but classic design.

1/1 Lagoon Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket Thailand 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 270 847 Fax: +66 (0) 76 270 633 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 970 8272 Email:

WIRE CHAIR Intriguingly out of the ordinary, these wire chairs are eye-catching and definitely different. Nevertheless they are extremely strong, surprisingly comfortable, light and cool without cushions.

Rustic Home Accents

Stylish and curvy, but also very tall, this figure needs to be displayed in a large room with high ceilings. At night it can be lit in which case it provides a warm and interesting conversation piece.

Bronze Woman Sculpture This Balinese sculpture, handcrafted in cast bronze is a beautiful piece of art. It exemplifies the antique aspect of south-east Asian craft, yet is modern in its concept. In other words, timeless.


Home & Décor Index Awning

Phuket Awnings Services Co., Ltd. 108/92 Moo 5 Chalermprakiate R.9 Road, Tambol Rassda, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 76 612 870 Fax: +66 (0) 76 612 869 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 788 1639 Email: Website:

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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1949 MAO TSE-TUNG CABINET Antiques and Design Furniture 249/17 Moo 8, Thepkrasattri Rd., Thalang, Phuket 83110 (Rd. 4031 to Airport) 122/4 moo 4 Ban Bangjoe, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110 Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 512 585 I Mobile: +66 (0) 89 866 2346 I I

Over 120 properties in 10 locations

Erawana Co., Ltd.

19/10 Moo 6, Soi Kok Tanode 2, T.Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 275 022-3 Fax: +66 (0) 76 275 022-3 E-mail: Website:

Reward yourself with a house at

Tanode Villas 2 by Erawana

Only 4 units left. Starting at 16 million baht. One or two storey villas are built on an open plan concept where indoor and outdoor areas are seamlessly integrated to fit your tropical living. Here taste goes along with function. Located in Layan area, near Laguna Phuket Resort and Residence. Tanode Villas 2 is among tranquil surroundings and a quality residential community. 5 minutes to pristine Bang-tao/Layan beaches 15 minutes to international airport golf courses and other facilities close by Contact our sales office for more details: Erawana Company 19/10 Moo 6, Soi Kok Tanode 2, T.Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 275 022-3 Fax: +66 (0) 76 275 022-3 Email:

L and & Property Corpo r a t e Profile

The Two Villas Holiday: A Vacation with a Difference Two Villas provide a self catering holiday experience with one big difference: this is no ‘cheap’ (but it is inexpensive) choice but rather a luxurious alternative to a 4 or 5 star hotel. There are almost 50 villas spread between three locations on the island; Naiharn Beach, Layan Beach, and Bangtao Beach, with two styles; Two Villas Style and Oxygen Style. Every private pool villa is fully and stylishly furnished with a 1-4 bedrooms in well cared for gardens in private and tranquil surroundings.

Oxygen Style


This is a cost effective holiday option for a group of friends, a family, honeymooners or trysting lovers. It is ideal for those who prefer a high degree of privacy undisturbed by the butlers, maids, and reception staff found in a large hotel or resort, but at the same time everything that a guest could wish for is simply a phone call away. A guest service agent is at your service to cater for any need.

Veenakorn Suwannate General Manager of Two Villas Holiday

Land & Property Corporate Profile

Two Villas Style

Each villa is well equipped with convenience facilities and furnished in a Thai contemporary style (Two Villas Style) and modern style (Oxygen Style) giving a very pleasant atmosphere, engendering happy memories of your stay in Phuket. The properties are managed by The Villa Service Company, the management arm of the Two Villas Group, and marketed under Two Villas Holiday. The General Manager of Two Villas Holiday is Veenakorn Suwannate, or Yok for short, who feels that her business is successful because of a reasonable price, the good condition of the villa, choice of location, and the facilities provided backed up by the service on hand.

“The difference between ourselves and hotels is that through our services we can provide a more personal touch to a holiday. With nearly 50 villas to take care of, we have become quite good at anticipating our guests demands.� said Khun Veenakorn. We asked her about customer feedback and it became clear that this niche market is pleased with the price, standard of accommodation, and service offered. In other words, good value for money. With everything on hand and a service agent a phone call away it seems unlikely that guests would ever wish to leave the villa.

Two Villas Holiday (Head Office) 95/75 Moo 7, Saiyuan-Kata Rd., Muang, 83130 Phuket, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 289 614 Fax: +66 (0) 76 289 615 Email: Website:


L and & Property Pro j e c t Overview

Practical living at an idyllic setting La Colline is an exclusive development comprising 23 ocean-view residential villas on a total land area of 21 rai. Peacefully perched on the verdant hills overlooking the Andaman Ocean, in one of the most quiet corners in Phuket, Layan beach. Architects 49 (A49), a professional designer and consultant firm based in Thailand, who have been designing a number of high-end projects across the region, are the master design architects for La Colline. A49 brought the concept and worked it out to turn the developer’ dream into reality and make La Colline become an excellent location for utmost tropical living.


Land & Property Project Overview

Reflecting simplicity and openness throughout the villas, it is characterized by high areas and natural materials for interiors. Large sliding glass panels have been used to maximize tropical lifestyles connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. An application of lower-maintenance materials for exteriors is to ensure less maintenance requirements. Each three-level villa offers three to four bedrooms with 750 sqm of built area that has a 15-metre infinity-edge swimming pool and an outdoor pavilion on the veranda. The master bedroom, set on the pool level, is embraced by water, trees, natural wind and unobstructed views. Priced at lower than 55 million baht for practical living on an idyllic setting. Launched in February 2008, 10 of the La Colline’s total 23 units have been sold out.

La Colline 3/10-11 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 770-1 Fax: +66 (0) 76 271 783 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 862 0808 Email:


L and & Property Pro j e c t Overview

Malaiwana Prime west coast ocean view land with immediate beach access has become an extremely rare commodity in Phuket in recent years due to limited supply and rising demand. For any Phuket developer considering a large scale development and fortunate enough to have such a commodity, their focus is to leverage its true value with expert master planning and appropriate architecture. Malaiwana has managed to achieve just that. Whereas many beaches in Phuket are bustling with beach umbrellas, vendors, restaurants, clubs, bars and shopping centers, a welcome sense of tranquility is felt at Naithon beach where Malaiwana is set on an idyllic hillside with magnificent beach and ocean views. Malaiwana is a luxury estate comprising 19 villas, 18 apartments known as the Residences and a stunning beach club. The Beach Club, located directly above the white sands of Naithon beach will include a large pool, a stylish bar and restaurant, and a spa. The villas have been designed and furnished to bestow residents


Charlie Filleul Sales & Marketing Manager of Malaiwana

Land & Property Project Overview

with the highest level of luxury and comfort. Every detail has been meticulously addressed, from the most exclusive finishes, fixtures and fittings to energy-efficient systems to ensure the ultimate in tropical luxury.

The elevated position of each villa allows the residents to enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Andaman Sea. Fine, powder-white beaches stretch out alongside clear, turquoise waters, sparkling brilliantly under the sun. The scenery is truly stunning.

Spanning generously along a forested hillside overlooking Naithon’s 1 kilometer of beach on the island’s North West coast, Malaiwana’s gorgeous setting is a rare sight for city dwellers and sets the stage for a relaxing and peaceful tropical lifestyle. Devotion to keeping the surroundings at their best has resulted in a leafy shady setting and it is obvious that great care has been taken to minimize any disruption to the natural habitat.

This mixed development is divided into three phases - the villas, the residences and the Beach Club. The first villas were started at the beginning of 2008 and seven will be completed by the beginning of 2010. Construction of the Residences, destined to be Phuket’s most exclusive apartments to date, and the Beach Club will begin early in 2010 and the entire project will be finished in 2011. Each villa is set on a large landscaped plot, ranging in size from 1400 sqm – 3200 sqm with a total construction


L and & Property Pro j e c t Overview

Stephen Paine Managing Director of Malaiwana

area of around 1,000 sqm. All of the 4- 6 bedroom villas incorporate generous indoor and outdoor living and entertainment areas, as well as extensive sundeck and infinity pools of up to 25 meters. Eleven of the nineteen villas have already been sold to discerning buyers from all over the world who enjoy spending time on this vibrant island. Stephen Paine, partner and developer at Malaiwana moved to Phuket in 1999 after purchasing a home here. Stephen revealed to us that Malaiwana is his second project on the island which he began after completing the successful Surin Heights villa and condominium development in Surin. “After purchasing our first villa here, I realized that the luxury residential sector in Phuket was poised for significant growth and when I was invited to invest in a beautiful (but small) piece of ocean view land in Surin, I didn’t hesitate, primarily because of the superb location. The setting at Malaiwana is even more spectacular and the scale of the project gave us the chance to create a world-class project of enduring beauty and style.” With Stephen’s passion for architecture and design, Surin Heights was one of the first projects in Phuket to be built in a tropical modernist style.


Land & Property Project Overview

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He recalls “This was quite progressive at the time but proved to be very popular. After we had sold all of the villas, I was asked on two occasions if we would sell the design, one to be built on the East Coast of Phuket and the other somewhere in the Caribbean! Our concept for Malaiwana was to blend the efficiencies of modern design and the requirements of modern living with strong references to Thai cultural heritage. We are, after all, in Thailand and to ignore that heritage could and sometimes does result in generic, soulless architecture that could be located anywhere in the world. Yes, our magnificent pitched roofs which reach 6.5m at the apex are difficult and expensive to build, but they leave owners in no doubt that they are in a grand tropical setting.” Sales and Marketing Manager, Charlie Filleul, who had five years history with CBRE’s Phuket residential sales as General Manager, recently joined Malaiwana to manage the sales and marketing of the villas and residences. She adds, “I was very impressed by the project and it quickly became a favourite of mine. The views and location speak for themselves but it was the underlying professionalism of the developer and the team that meant I was keen to sell this development.” Other team members include K. Sitt Polcharoen, former General Manager of Royal Phuket Marina. It is evident that there is a lot of combined experience driving the project. Continuing, Ms Filleul revealed “the residential apartments will be released for sale this coming high season and will set a completely new standard for beachfront apartments in Phuket”. Malaiwana owners will not only enjoy memberships to one of the most chic beach clubs around but also to PIA, an affiliated project. PIA or Phuket International Academy also features in this issue. “All of our buyers will receive a complimentary membership to the outstanding sports facilities being created there, another first of its kind for Phuket.” Although the villas are priced at the top end of the market, sales have been impressive and the developers are moving forward with the project at a good pace. “The response from existing and potential customers has been very positive, largely I believe because of our construction progress.” says Stephen.

“Malaiwana is a privately funded development and we are not dependant on pre-sales or financial institutions. We are now building the unsold villas to ensure the earliest possible completion of the development. Given the current economic climate and a slowdown in property sales across the board, this is very reassuring for many buyers.” states Stephen.

Malaiwana Park Development Co., Ltd. 28/10 Moo4, Sakoo, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 316 225 Fax: +66 (0) 76 316 241 Mobile: +66 (0) 89 924 9307 Email:


L and & Property Pro j e c t Overview


Pool Villa Life in the Simplicity Lane


ll of us would love one day to have our dream house but for many, even though money is not the problem, the dream does not materialize. Complications start almost from the moment you wake up from this dream: location, how to find the land, does your dream fit into the land, which architect, the choice of style, colour, aspect, fixtures and fittings, local building regulations, electrical and water availability, which contractor? I could go on ad infinitum as anyone who has actually done it will testify. Now if you are still reading this literary masterpiece and have not fallen asleep into that dream, let me suggest a solution: forget the dream-rapidlyturning-nightmare and have a look around at some of the ready to wear

houses already available in Phuket. Take it easy and search for your dream home in which someone else has already endured the unendurable.


Land & Property Project Overview

Just a few minutes drive from Laguna Phuket, you will find “Sivana Pool Villa”, a development of only four contemporary Bali style houses being built by a well established endurer - Phuket Greenland Property Co., Ltd. Four homes are complete and ready for viewing. Each one has its own plot of 520-600 square metres and provides usable area starting from 485 square metres. Phuket and Bali are both in the tropics so it is no wonder that there is an interchange in style when it comes to architecture. Somehow the mix seems to give the product a solid “always in style” look which sits well with western taste. Sivana’a pool villas achieve this happy blend with their floor to ceiling windows and open plan design giving the feeling of being spacious

and airy yet comfortable and cozy. Natural light and wind keep the house cool saving energy and money. The lower floor of these two-story homes has a living area, dining area, BBQ area, study, kitchen, maid’s room and parking space for two cars. Adjacent to the dining space is a 3 by 5 metre swimming pool set on an outdoor veranda. Upstairs are three very spacious bedrooms that have been constructed to maximize the effect of the breeze. The whole building from floor to roof reflects the Balinese influence which is complimented by tasteful neutral and natural colours. Wood is introduced to add life and coziness and is often juxtaposed with exposed cement to give just enough “uniqueness” to the development and stave off any hint of “Not-another-Bali-House” syndrome. The completed villa is decorated with Balinese handcrafted rugs, woven fabrics, woodcarvings, sculptures and

wall-arts. Red and gold introduces a dramatic effect to emphasize that the neutrality of the home can be offset by a careful choice of décor, whilst leafy plants in each corner add a touch of class. At THB15 million each, these villas are a snip! Have a look, after all, if you don’t like them, you can always just enjoy the scenery of a drive on that spectacular coast road.

Life doesn’t have to be that hard. Take it easy.

Sivana Pool Villa by Phuket Greenland Property Co., Ltd. 48/137 Moo4, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 81 734 4324, +66 (0) 76 274 344 Email:


Land & Property

Ind e x Development

La Colline Phuket Sale Office 3/10-11 Moo 5, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 770-1 Fax: +66 (0) 76 271 783 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 862 0808 Email: Website:

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


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Project name: La Colline Project type: Luxury Pool Villas Total land area of project: 21 rai Total no. of units: 22 villas and club house Unit size: 740 - 800 sq.m. of built Area No. of bedrooms: 3 - 4 and 5 bedrooms No. of bathrooms: 3 - 4 inc powder rooms

Land & Property

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

Index Development

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.


L and & Property

In d e x Development

Phuket Villa Patong Beach 190 Sai Kor Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 (76) 342 738 Fax: +66 (76) 342 739 Email: Website:

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

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

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

Land & Property

Elite Property Services Asia

Index Property Agent

100/28-29 Moo 5, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 326 272-3 Fax: +66 (0) 76 326 274 Email: Website:

Andara Resort Residences

Luxurious tropical lifestyle by Elite Property Services Asia Elite Property Services Asia is a boutique property agency specializing in luxury property sales and rentals within Phuket, Thailand. The various choices in portfolios of properties is extensive from investment apartments, luxury villas, land plots and exclusive beachfront properties with breath-taking views across the Andaman Ocean. Recognized more popularly as “The Land of Smiles”, Thailand is a place where people can live a luxurious tropical lifestyle offering a great universal appeal with beautiful mountains, dense forests and stunning beaches. Thailand has become one of Asias economic leaders with significant rises in foreign investments over recent years.

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Recreation & Rooms

GM Talk

Blandine Cressard

General Manager of Novotel Phuket Beach Resort Panwa


hat does the accolade “Resort General Manager” conjure up in your mind? A tall personable male wearing an expensive

(genuine) Armani suit with a permanent and fixed smile for the guests (even when he is calling security to throw you out)? Some endlessly tolerant magician fixing every little hiccup with the same smile, whilst being pestered by his impossibly beautiful and efficient female secretary? Well, blow that stereotype out of your mind and meet Mme. Blandine Cressard, GM of Novotel Phuket Beach Resort Panwa. Not surprisingly, as Novotel is a French hotel chain, she is French but has worked in the UK and Africa. She moved to Bangkok eight years ago and then Phuket in 2006. She has worked for Accor, the French hotel group, for 20 years.

What do you think is the most distinguishing feature of the resort?

“When I first arrived here we were upgrading the hotel to a higher standard and I think we have now achieved that. We have established a name for quality in Europe and many international travelers chose our known name. But for this hotel in particular the location, right on the beach, is our best feature.” Is it difficult to be a lady GM? “No. Not if you love your job as I do. I take time to know my employees and gain satisfaction from watching them grow within the company, becoming supervisors, managers and so on. As a lady, I think I am more approachable and many of the staffs share their ideas with me.” Has the world’s unstable economic crisis affected the resort? And how do you cope up with it? “Actually, we have more guests this year than we did last year. For us the world crisis is not a crisis at all, but we have to work hard to maintain our relative immunity. Having said that we don’t know what is round the corner so we have to stay alert, especially in sales and marketing. We give our customers good value for money, making it worth their while to stay with us and enjoy their vacation.”

Blandine Cressard

General Manager of Novotel Phuket Beach Resort Panwa


What does it take to be a good GM? “You have to be a leader every day. You can’t be tired because your team will feel the same. You have to wake up with a good feeling and keep reminding yourself that you have no right to be in a bad mood. If you want your staff to do a good job, you have to set an example. Throw your personal problems away and think positive.”

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

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa : 195 Moo 4, Pa Klok, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand T. +66 (76) 310 888 F. +66 (76) 310 899

Recreation & Rooms Destina t i o n Guide

Chalong Temple

Phuket Old Town

The largest and the most visited temple in Phuket, Chalong Temple is a wonderful all-year-round attraction, unique and interesting with its long history alongside Phuket people since the Angyee (Chinese Coolie) rebellion incident in 1876 during the reign of King Rama V. The legendary Luang Poh Cham attracts hundreds of visitor in a day.

Sino-Portuguese style buildings along Yaowarat, Thalang, Phang Nga, Krabi & Dibuk Roads and Soi Rommanee, take you back to the prosperous era of Phuket’s tin mining 80-120 years ago. The architecture is a reflection of European and Chinese influence found nowhere else in Thailand. The soft morning light gives the buildings an exceptional charm. The early night-time is also a great time to chill out.

Destination Guide Promthep Cape Vegetarian Festival Faithful vegetarians of Phuket paint the whole island with pure white clothing during nine days of the Vegetarian Festival once a year. This is a good opportunity for devoted participants to purify their body, mind and spirit. Witness the colourful powerful festival which usually falls in late September or early October.

A must-see sight if you travel to Phuket only once, this is a popular spot where people claim it provides the best sunset scene in Thailand. Stay on the hill or step down to the cape for a magnificent view. Differing weather conditions and the degree of the sun give 365 varied last-light perspectives a year. Best time of the day: around 6pm, more or less. Best time of the year: December – March.

Racha Islands Crystal clear waters and white pristine beaches is a usual scene at the island who has just won two awards for Beaches with Excellent Environmental Quality and a 5-star Travel Destination in 2009 campaign by TAT. One of finest site for either scuba diving and snorkelling, or indulgence. Best time to visit: Between November and April.


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Recreation & Rooms Zenith Holiday

Tucked Away on a Headland

The Cape Sienna Hotel and Villas is a well kept secret offering tranquility and relief from the stress of modern life. Secluded on a headland overlooking, from your own private balcony, beautiful Kamala Beach and in the evenings a magnificent oceanic sunset, the resort snuggles peacefully between tropical rain forest and an azure sea. If romance is in your soul, this is the place for you. The hotel and villas have 146 modern well equipped rooms to provide every comfort imaginable. Apart from the obvious well stocked mini-bar, perfect sound and lighting systems, and a wide selection of bathroom amenities, there is also Wi-Fi broadband if you are foolish enough to want to remain in contact with the rest of the world.

Like any 5 star hotel, the common facilities (by that I mean public – this is not a place for the Rif-Raf) include beautiful swimming pools, a health club, tennis court, a conference room (for the boring workaholics who insist on bringing their work to paradise), a spa, and naturally, world class restaurants.

Need anything more? Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas

18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel: + 66 (0) 76 337300 Fax: + 66 (0) 76 337399 Email: Website:


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The Chava Resort Big things come in Small Packages T

he Chava, nestled in its own small cove a stones throw from the beautiful white sandy beach at Surin, really is set apart from the crowd. This small but luxurious hotel brings its guests face to face with nature, even down to the chirping of the birds as they fly across the reception hall.


Built in a contemporary style but with a strong Thai influence, this unique resort provides no less than seven different classes of accommodation, each one with a large private veranda and all equipped with modern amenities such as a large bath tub, huge wardrobe and a spacious functional kitchen. It is perfect for everyone from single businessman here for a few weeks

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and sick of boring hotel rooms, through the honeymoon couple to the family on annual vacation. Services on offer include valet parking, babysitting, grocery shopping and laundry. Really, there no need to spend any time away from your beautiful ‘Home away from Home’. The 35 metre pool is truly spectacular and is augmented by a Jacuzzi pool which has an open-air bar alongside. This bar doubles as a restaurant for

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breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a utopian place to relax and chill out, surrounded as it is by lush indigenous greenery. Even just a short stay rejuvenates the body and soul so tranquil and perfect is this place. Many guests are repeat visitors, which in itself is a testimony to its perfection of. So if you want to get close to nature but do not forsake your comforts, this is the place for you.

113 Moo 3, Tambon Cherng Talay, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Tel: +66 (0) 76 372600 Fax: +66 (0) 76 372606


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Millennium Resort Patong The Millennium Resort first opened its doors just over one year ago and since then has rapidly gained the reputation of being one of the leading resorts in Patong. Why – apart from the obvious fact that it is a first class hotel? Location, Location, Location. Situated so close to the biggest shopping mall in that part of the island it is almost a part of it (in fact, you can enter from the mall), Avid shoppers can actually take their booty back to their room in a matter of minutes before going out and doing it all again. Aaannnd…………., situated only one minute from one of the hottest nightspots on the planet, you can glide gracefully back to your room at 4 in the morning without a care in the world. Jungceylon is the old Portuguese name for Phuket and the mall that bears this name is a superb array of more than 300 shops and department stores under (almost) one roof. It’s a shopper’s paradise and a place to sit and be entertained in the central square.


Recreation & Rooms Zenith Holiday The hotel consists of two wings: the Beachside Wing has 197 guest rooms and the Lakeside Wing 224. All rooms and suites are contemporary and elegantly appointed with room size varying from 30 – 65 square metres. The Piece de Resistance is the Cabana Suite on the 4th floor which has its own Jacuzzi connected to the swimming pool.

All rooms are equipped with large bathtubs, showers, and a deluxe range of bathroom amenities. Mini-bars, in-room safe deposit boxes, flat screen TVs with international satellite channels, internet connection, ironing board, hairdryers, coffee and tea making facilities, and international direct-dial digital telephone.

Should you get fed up with shopping (or run out of money) Patong’s superb beach is only a short walk down Bangla Road. What with the mall, Bangla Road and the beach it sounds as though this hotel is right in the middle of the maelstrom of vibrant Patong. And it is, BUT, once inside, you would never know it. Privacy and peace and quiet descend upon you, just like the eye of the storm. Tropical landscaping abetted with a touch of luxury and that certain ‘Thai touch’ make it a place where one can totally relax.

The Millennium Resort offers deluxe services and facilities including a choice of restaurants and bars, a fully equipped fitness centre, the Escentika Spa, and a business centre in addition to conference and meetings facilities.

Millennium Resort Patong Phuket 199, Rat-Uthit 200 Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 601 999 Fax: +66 (0) 76 601 986


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Novotel Beach Resort Panwa Phuket


ome say the tourism industry in Phuket is moving from everywhere else in the island to the south eastern coast of Phuket. Some say tourists prefer to indulge during their relaxing vacations at a place of tranquility and peace. Some say tourists desire to have happy mornings awoken by echoes of the sea, smelling the sea breeze through the window and touching warm sunrays from the balcony. If you are one of those people who believe in what ‘some say’, here is an exclusive choice offering you a resort on a private white sandy beach nestled amongst the


The Perfect place for unwinding… pristine tropical forest of Cape Panwa, on the south eastern coast of Phuket. This is Novotel Beach Resort Panwa Phuket. Designed in contemporary Thai style, nestled in its own enclave, the resort is well-known as one of Accor’s hotel brands. The resort features 75-deluxe bedrooms, an international and Thai restaurant named Aroma, a Sunset pool bar, Shaker’s lounge bar with live music band, Bien–être Spa and if you want to discover the beauty of the islands nearby, do not hesitate to contact its staff at the Discover Desk to get tour information. Novotel Beach Resort Panwa Phuket opens the door to a more exclusive and coveted lifestyle. Whether it’s dining at the oceanfront, lounging in the outdoor Jacuzzi, sunbathing on the beach, island hopping to Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay or even playing a golf game, all experiences will leave a long-lasting impression on your first or repeated visits.

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The resort’s entertainment offers you many activities, just in case you don’t want to go outside; those activities include daily cultural and sports activities programs, live band music every evening, a selection of theme nights with shows and entertainment and buffet and beach barbecues. The French born Chef Dominic recommended three special dishes; Andalusian Cold Veggie Soup, Chicken Green Curry and Seafood Banquet. “If you don’t try Phuket seafood, you don’t experience the real Phuket.” states Dominic.

Novotel Beach Resort Panwa Phuket is a long time favourite for honeymooners, lovers, families, and everyone who seeks private and peaceful relaxed vacations.

Novotel Beach Resort Panwa Phuket 5/3 Moo 8, Ao-Yon Bay, T.Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 393 300-9 Fax: +66 (0) 76 200 939 Email: Website:


Recreation & Rooms Re n t a l Apartm e n t

@ Sivana Place Rental Apartment Minutes to Laguna Phuket

The place to be.


@ Sivana Place is a new apartment building located in a quiet corner of the Cherngtalay district of Phuket, only a few minutes from the up market Laguna resorts, Banyan Tree, Amanpuri and situated in the middle west of the Island. Every room and suite has been designed in a contemporary style and is fully equipped with all you need for a short relaxing escape, or for longer term comfortable living.

For the convenience of guests, @ Sivana Place has its own swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant, coffee shop, laundry service, cleaning service, car rental facility, car park, airport transfer service, free Wi-Fi internet, and of course, 24 hour security.

Rates: Standard rooms and suites may be

hired on a daily or monthly basis. As can be expected, the rates vary according to the season and range from a daily tariff of 800 to 1,500 baht or 10,000 to 15,000 baht per month for a standard room. Suites are priced at 1,500 to 2,500 baht daily and 25,000 to 30,000 baht monthly. Whatever your objective, this is a place to lay your head down‌‌

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Discover contemporary design, only a step to the beach, features the truly relaxing Pool Villa, Pool Access and the Surface Bar with panoramic views, indulge yourself throughout lifestyle entertainment in tropical paradise on Patong Beach.

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Recreation & Rooms Fun ‘ N ’ Frolic

Night Golfing at Phunaka Have you heard the story about Tiger Woods meeting Stevie Wonder in a bar? Stevie claims to have a handicap of 2 “But” says Tiger, “you’re blind!” “No problem” says Stevie; “I get my caddie to go to where the ball should land and clap his hands.

I judge the distance by loudness and just shoot in that direction.” “Wow” says Tiger, “We should play together sometime.” “OK” says Stevie, “But let’s make it interesting, $100,000 a hole.” Tiger thinks about it but, hell, he can afford it. “OK” he says, “When shall we play?” “Any night you like” says Stevie. Love of the game of golf leads some golfers to do some amazingly silly things but playing at night at Phunaka is not so daft. This 9 – hole floodlit course allows the golf nut to play after the sun sets


when any sensible man would be in the bar. Or woman for that matter, since golf is becoming more and more popular with the fairer sex; just look at the mothers on the LPGA tour. There are advantages to playing at night: you don’t have to skip work, no harmful UV’s, it’s cooler, and it helps to keep you out of the aforesaid bar (or maybe work up a thirst?). Also, golfing at night has a surreal aspect when watching the luminous ball soar through the night sky. Strangely enough, you don’t get it and

the stars confused and unexpectedly it is not that difficult. The course is well lit and the wavering shadows caused by the undulations of the fairway actually add to the enchantment. Surprisingly few balls are lost (they glow remember) but of course if you slice or hook right out of the circle of light then you do have a spot of bother. I know some fanatics who would probably wait for dawn rather than take a drop.

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Phunaka is the latest course to join the golfing list in Phuket, but the only one that is floodlit. Together with the floodlit range with the realistic “greens” at various ranges, and excellent instructors it really is well worth a visit. Try a new experience, try night golf, it really is a lot of fun. In the south of the island, close to Luang Pu Supa Temple on the Chao Fa Road West. A good experience, day and night. Phunaka night golf will open in early of 2010.

Phunaka Golf Course 61/17-18 Moo 6, Soi Chaofa73, Chaofa (West) Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand Tel.:+66 (0) 76 521 911-5, +66 (0) 86 470 9092 Fax:+ 66 (0) 76 521 911 E-mail:


Training & Education Internatio n a l Acade m y


he Phuket International Academy (PIA) is a relative newcomer to the education, sports, arts and wellness scene in southern Thailand so you would be forgiven for not having heard of it, and is the vision of the founder, Klaus Hebben. It is one facility which is a combination of three centres: the Day School, the Sports, Arts and Wellness Centre, and the Mind Centre. Sounds pretty fancy but maybe the following paragraphs will help to elucidate the concept.

Construction began with the PIA Day School early last year and provides for kindergarten, primary, and middle school education. PIA Day School has already obtained Thai government approval and is now embarking on the path to achieving candidate status by the International Baccalaureate Organization. This august body oversees the education of more than 753,000 students aged 3 to 19 years, at 2,733 schools in 138 countries, and focuses not only on education but also on intellectual, personal, social and emotional skills. In other words, it’s not just the Three ‘R’s, but an education of the whole person, mentally, physically and spiritually that PIA Day School is striving to achieve.


Training & Education International Academy The Sports, Arts and Wellness Centre will be more than just a place for students, parents, and the Phuket community, to enjoy a range of sports, arts, fitness and recreational activities together, but will also be a sort of community where athletes and sports teams from all over the world will be welcome to come and train. This concept might be particularly attractive to sportsmen and women who wish to ‘escape’ from the winter season in the west. The sporting facilities already completed (or very nearly so) consist of a futsal field, a 50 metre Olympic sized pool, and a basketball court. Those will ultimately be augmented by an indoor gym, a football field, running track and other athletic, arts and wellness amenities. All of this will be complimented by an orgnanic restaurant and health bar, a children’s club and play pool, a library, and a performing arts centre and much more. The third centre of this three pronged facility will be the Mind Centre due to open in April 2010. It will concentrate on teaching individuals to use mind to realize its potential through meditation and related aspects. Alan Wallace Ph.D and Paul Ekman are globally known in this field and will be at the centre to provide teachers and others who are interested with training courses each year. The emphasis will be on offering training in the

cultivation of cognitive and emotional balance to contribute to everyone’s enhanced mental balance and wellbeing. PIA is located on 135 rai of land in the central north-east of the island, near Thalang, and is surrounded by forests and national park. With no industry to mar the tranquility, the environment is perfect for its concept. It is still incomplete, but things are gradually taking shape and Klaus Hebben’s dream is evolving into Phuket’s gain. “We are not just a school, but we look beyond, to the other two aspects of life which make a human being a complete person.” More information about Phuket International Academy can be found on its official website


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Shopping & Mart

Desig n e r Talk

Paul Ropp feels honored to work with Paul Ropp who supported us

with those beautiful clothes and accessories for our new faces & models dressing for the photo shoot in this issue. Thank you very much!

Anyway, Paul Ropp is a brand and a name of a man of extraordinary vision

and courage. Paul Ropp is a designer for his own brand. Dealing with business

is not what Paul Ropp was born to do, so he always tries to be a little bit different so and this is reflected in his fashion. Paul Ropp would love to call it his “art form”.

Started his own collection in 1978, Paul Ropp’s designs are unique with

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varied colours, textures and details. His clothes are creations from hand-


woven fabrics made by 5000 Indian people at home - not in a factory. Art has no boundaries. Its collections are art pieces from another kind of art.

Fabrics are from the world’s largest Hindu country, designed by an American

born designer, influenced by Indonesian Balinese flourishing cultures and then exported to many countries around the world.

Paul Ropp design may not be clothes for normal people but they are a norm for those seeking “individuality”. He makes clothes for those who

would prefer walking naked than wearing suits. “Clothes represent who

you are. Fashion becomes a way of expressing one’s own personalities.

Psychologically we hope people SMILE when we work with colours” said designer Paul Ropp who dressed differently since he was very young. He

realized later it is wonderful if one can go through life able to get people to smile and laugh.

Paul Ropp today travels very much further than its start, offering collections for ladies, gentlemen and children. Their Satellite Stores are located around

the world especially in those resort areas like Spain, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, just to name a few, as well as

Phuket where you can find Paul Ropp stores in Royal Phuket Marina and in Six Senses Properties.

Paul Ropp’s message to the readers is “If you want to see something

different, Paul Ropp may be able to provide this. I hope my works can inspire somebody to do something incredible, so come and join us.”

Paul Ropp’s special message to those who want to pursue their dream as

a fashion designer: “Perseverance, power, a hard shell like a turtle!” These are what took Paul Ropp to today’s success and he believes these are

qualifications to become a fashion designer. “Go for your dream and do

not worry about where you are. Because if you are good with what you are doing, people will come and definitely find you. Just be where you are and do what you believe.”

Thanks again for an inspiring attitude that can be applied for any form of dream.

Model Search

a few weeks ago launched a campaign “Model Search� called for young and confident girl who are interested in modeling things to join us.

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P1: Kewalee Pramutmattayakul

(Cherry) dress: Hand embroidery silk chiffon dress shoes: Wood high heel with button on the top belt: Cotton patchwork colouful Medieval belt scarf: Silk scarf hat: Patchwork hat bracelet: Patchwork ruffle big bracelet


P2: Tinatchada Chueamuangpan

(Riviere) dress: Silk chiffon embroidered long dress earrings: Big dangle earrings bracelet: Rounded bracelet patchwork


P3: Maria Giulietta Consentino

(Juliet) top: Silk saree prints long sleeved shirt with collar and hand carved bone buttons skirt: Mini silk skirt with assorted prints and hand beaded heart bra: Silk patchwork bra shoes: Ankle boots patchwork with studs bag: Pocket shoulder bag bracelet: Rounded bracelet patchwork


P4: Vanessa Pueng Hairmann

(Wan) bag: Patchwork Wallet poncho: Hand cut silk poncho pant: Silk short pant hat: Patchwork hat earrings: Big dangle earrings bracelet: Rounded bracelet patchwork


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Help us decide who should win prizes and have big

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to vote for your favourite model till Nov 31, 2009

Thanks to everyone who voted! Many thanks to:

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Marc de Champeaux The owner of The Gallery



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Marc de Champeaux THE GALLERY OF LIFE


ometimes what one most loves to do, may not be what one’s best at. Sometimes what one is most talented in, may not be what one most love’s to do. We believe if one can choose one wish, whatever he or she is most best at can be the same thing that what will bring ultimate contentment. However, there some who are lucky enough to have life at its best. Marc de Champeaux, the owner of “The Gallery” is an example. Marc de Champeaux was born in New York and grew up in Paris, France. Known as the city of art, Paris provoked his inspiration and motivation for art & design and this pushed him towards being a member of the design profession. To pursue his dream, Marc moved again to Milan, Italy when he was 19 years old. He finally received a design degree from a Milano’s International Design School. “I started my first business in Italy when I was 21 years old. A company there sells some furniture and accessories which are all my design,” revealed Marc.

He turned his interest away from furniture to garments while he was in China, as he saw a future in China’s industry from his experience. Marc initiated in Shenzhen, MDC International (HK) Ltd. in 1989 to serve about 40 customers in France and Italy with samples and organizes production. In 2003 Marc developed his own fashion brand for Chinese youth, opened 17 shops around China. He also has another representative office in Hangzhou Province, China. His creativity and dedication has been rewarded with many awards and prizes, so with his business prosperity, he is now able to allocate time to his favorite Chinese furniture.

He once worked as a consultant for a renowned Italian clothing company and used to travel around Asia. “I visited Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, everywhere in Asia,” stated Marc. At 38 years old Marc realized that he was falling in love with the oriental lifestyle and wanted to live here. He decided to move completely from Italy to Asia. “I spent a year in Taiwan, another 8 months in Korea, 3 years in Hong Kong before settling down in mainland China for almost 20 years.”



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Marc, with his Chinese wife and children, moved to Phuket 3 years ago. “I think Phuket is a very nice place to live, with a nice environment and nice people.” He invested in a shop to supply increasing demands of furniture and décor items in Phuket. “The Gallery” provides Chinese antiques, vintage and reproduction items including figures and paintings. Oil paintings of late Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and some ordered paintings by Chinese artist can also be found here.



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He opened it one and a half years ago. “At the beginning, The Gallery was smaller than it is today. But when I found nice furniture in China, I tried to make it bigger so that it becomes a better display for the arts.” The Gallery now has its second branch, opened in Cherngtalay 6 months ago. It is spacious and gives a warm oriental feeling, just like the first. Marc said “I just want people to feel relaxed when they come visit.” Asked why it has to be Chinese antiques, he said “I lived in China for more than 20 years, China itself has a great history. When I arrived in China years ago they have nothing but now you’ll see they have everything. China’s story is very interesting and can’t be overlooked by the world.” As we talked and walked around his gallery, Marc stopped at a turquoise cabinet, when we threw another question to him “Which furniture in your gallery do you like most?” He cheerily explained “Turquoise is very important. It is also the name of my second daughter!” Getting a little bit closer to his lifestyle, Marc who is always busy told us that when he has time he likes to have a party with friends and enjoys cooking. And this was our last question we hope will help you know him better: “If you are not who you are today, who would you be?” Marc answered right away “Mao Tse-Tung”.


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