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phangan B U Y I N G • R E N O VAT I N G

INVESTING • LIVING

THE ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Furniture beyond your expectations

PROPERTY REPORT Samui visitors on the rise

BEACH REPUBLIC All round award-winner

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ENJOY THE VIEW • FEEL THE QUALITY • LIVE THE LIFESTYLE

EXCLUSIVE BEACHFRONT AND SEA VIEW LAND, 16 PLOTS IN TOTAL, 11 PLOTS REMAINING FOR SALE

19 SEA VIEW PLOTS FOR SALE (11 SOLD) 5 BEDROOM VILLA & SEPARATE GUEST VILLA FOR RENT OR SALE

LUXURIOUS 6 BEDROOM MAIN VILLA WITH 360o SEA VIEWS AND SEPARATE GUEST VILLA FOR RENT OR SALE & 1 PLOT FOR SALE SAMUI ROYAL HOLDINGS SKYLINE RESIDENCES

Plai Laem Soi 8 Choeng Mon Beach Koh Samui Thailand. Contact: Mr. Yo Tel: 081 537 3088 sales@naraikiri.com, yochaweng@hotmail.com www.naraikiri.com, www.samui-ultimate-samui.com

NARAI KIRI RESIDENCES

KOH SAMUI


EDITORIAL

EDITOR'S LETTER It’s hard to believe the year is coming to an end, with only one more issue after this….. 2014 has most certainly flown by and with some amazing results for the islands and Thailand as a whole. Koh Samui and the surrounding islands have had a steep increase in tourism with most businesses reporting as much as a 20% increase on last year. Further to tourism, we can see a positive incline in investment, purchase of land as well as of houses and newly available condominiums. All in all, the islands are moving in a positive and exciting direction. Let’s hope that by the time our Dec/Jan issue hits the shelves, Thailand and most importantly the islands close the year on an almighty high and can ease into 2014 full of confidence! Happy reading…

Jade Moore editor

Published & Distribution Satayu Publishing Co.,Ltd. Publisher Office สำ�นักงาน Satayu Publishing Co.,Ltd. 34/9 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand. Tel/Fax +66 077 484 616 Mobile: +66 08 9772 1589 Director กรรมการผู้จัดการ Yuwares +66 08 9772 1589 yu@satayu.com Advertising ฝ่ายขาย Staci Lee Wearne +66 08 6950 2291 sales@satayu.com Editor บรรณาธิการ Jade Moore editor@satayu.com Graphic Design Jeadsada Yuenyong Accounting ฝ่ายบัญชี Yuwares +66 08 9772 1589 Legal Advisor ที่ปรึกษาด้านกฎหมาย Surin Puangpakdee from NSP & Laws Firm www.samui-phanganmagazine.com Publisher License เลขมาตรฐานสากลประจำ�นิตยสาร ISSN 1686-8838 ใบอนุญาตจดแจ้งการพิมพ์ สศก ๑๔ นศ/๒/๒๕๕๓ Printing & Colour separation สถานที่จัดพิมพ์ Amarin Printing and Publishing Co.,Ltd 376 Chaiyaphruk Rd., Taling Chan, Bangkok Thailand 10170 Tel. +66 02 422 9000 Disclaimer: All the information, discussions and opinions contained herein are not to be a comprehensive study nor to provide advice, legal or otherwise and should not under any circumstances be used as a substitute for specific advice, legal or otherwise, in respect of individual situation and circumstances.

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MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING / LAND PURCHASING & BUILD

Koh Samui Construction was founded by the UK’s BBC Builder Jake Robinson. He and his team have faced many challenges over the years, and now he is bringing his expertise in building houses, shops and hotels and refurbishments to Asia. Koh Samui Construction believes in recycling wherever it can, the greener the better for everyone. We will consult all our clients and take care of all their needs during and after construction.

Tel: +66 (0)895 102040 Email: info@kohsamuiconstruction.com

www.kohsamuiconstruction.com


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Retail Therapy Dress Me Up

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Architect's Talk Time For A Sea Change

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Retail Therapy Fool For A Stool

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Superior Interior The Oriental Express

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Food for Thought Delicious Dumplings

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Retail Therapy Book Nerd

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Outdoor Living Outdoor Art

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realty in focus 54

Property Report Samui Mid-Year Occupancy 75%

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Legal Buzz Investing In A Thai Company

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Investor Corner Currency Exchange Rates Make Profit For Investors

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Island Scoop News From The Island

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Developer In-View Beach Republic

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Hot Property Mandala Villa, Horizon Homes

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Villa Rental Find Your Perfect Island Retreat

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Personal Profile Harry Bonning, Koh Samui Property

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island life 100

Close Up Jahn Restaurant, Conrad

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Green Scene The Grass Is Always Greener

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Eco Outdoor Roofing Solutions Part 1

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Home Help Build with The Best, RS Built

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life on the isles 120

Koh Samui Map

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Koh Samui Living

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Koh Phangan Map

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Koh Phangan Living

the legal arena 128

Land Title Deeds

129 Chanote 132

Tips For Starting The Biz English

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Tips For Starting The Biz Chinese

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Tips For Starting The Biz German

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Tips For Starting The Biz Russian

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Tips For Starting The Biz French

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Building Regulations

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Island Contacts

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Dress Me Up Whether it be in the bedroom, in a hallway or in any living space, a dresser can add personality and character to a room – as well as let you hide all the mess in your house in its many drawers! Here are a few selections to make your room dressed to impress!

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1. INT2518 - SB Design Square 2. Schonbuch Collect Chest of Drawers - 18 drawers - Nest Furniture 3. Oly San Francisco - Coco Republic

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Villa • Plai Laem • Ref: S511

Villa • Bangrak • Ref: S507

A beautiful beachfront villa with 3 bedrooms, private pool, all on one level, stunning sunset views, fully equipped, well designed and nicely furnished.

5/6 bedroom villa with superb open sea views, close to the beach and resorts of Bangrak. Beautifully designed and great villa for a large family.

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Condo • Bangrak/Bophut • Ref: S472

Townhouse • Bangrak • Ref: S486

A new and modern studio, overlooking the pool, by the beach with tennis court, large communal pool, basketball court, gym and kids play area on site.

Small project of 12 townhouses with communal pool, BBQ area, pool table and onsite staff. 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and western kitchen.

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Land • Bophut Hills • Ref: S470

Villa with studio • Chaweng Yai • Ref: S471

1 rai (1,600sqm) of land with sea and open views to the East and North of Samui. Concrete road, water and electric to the plot.

Sea view, 2 bed villa with pool and separate apartment, ideal to rent together or separately. 18m communal pool, shop and management office on site.

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Villa Project • Chaweng Noi • Ref: S504

Villa • Bang Po • Ref: S500

Exceptional panoramic sea views, 2 and 3 bed villas designed by a well-known architect. Onsite facilities, close to Chaweng. Ideal rental investment.

Modern 3 bed villa, under construction, with exceptional sea views. Two adjoining villas yet providing privacy from each other. Great beaches close by.

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Villa • Maenam • Ref: S503

Villa • Ban Saket • Ref: S502

Close to the Santiburi golf course, 3 bed villa on a private estate with open green views. Walled in landscaped garden and raised terrace/pool area.

Manageable villa, all on one level, 2 bedrooms, open plan living, kitchen and dining area, walled in garden with gate, off road parking for 2 cars.

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Villa • Plai Laem • Ref: S483

Villa • Lamai • Ref: S489

Ideal family home with 3 bedrooms and private pool, overlooking the large communal garden area. Shared pool by the beach and 5 star hotel next door.

Spectacular sea and land views spanning the South of Samui. Sat on a small estate, not overlooked with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and western kitchen.

7,900,000 THB • From 7,700 THB/night • 70,000 THB/month

14,500,000 THB • From 5,800 THB/night • 85,000 THB/month

119/20 Samui Town Center, Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui


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TIME FOR A SEA CHANGE…

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ropical living architecture is a niche style of building and good client service must include that they get the best advice for tropical living and the issues to avoid. SeaChange Design has operated for 10 years in tropical design and offers the union of house and landscape architecture to ensure outdoor living spaces are core part of the living areas. Most Koh Samui projects also need stunning rental appeal making knowledge of the sophisticated traveller tastes important.

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These aspects are applied by Renee Ellen at SeaChange Design, with her team of local and foreign experts to create projects sensitive to each client. First stage of concept planning is entered into for a 6 week process to prepare a study of the land and scale concepts of the exteriors and floor plans. We discuss financial goals, project ideals and preferred style. From this outstep we target an ideal building size

to meet budget and zoning laws. The building size immediately describes the layout required. With these important foundations established we then let the fantasy stage begin, allowing the location talk. It is a surprise waiting to be explored. Sketches begin until we can translate the sense into an elemental block form on computer, holding the suggestion of roof, functions, orientation and for a development site, the arrangement of buildings for samui phangan real estate 

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a masterplan overview. The block layout is our first presentation to client. We continue in solid steps to define the form via 3D modelling. The purpose of the concept development stage is to get to clarity. Keeping an open mind until we do reach this a-ha! point is a necessary part of the step-by-step process. When the client is not in Samui we share 3D walk-throughs via Skype conference calls. The transition from a great concept to complete construction plans is then a smooth transition. The emphasis of this visual communication gives people control and assists the language barrier that is common in this international island. Rarely do our clients have English as their first language. Below is a written story from French speaking clients of their experience working with SeaChange to create their Samui home. Après avoir enfin trouvé le terrain tant convoité,venait maintenant l'énorme point : la construction de la maison .Avec la barrière de la langue , nous devons avouer que l'on craignait ce moment ou le rêve peut devenir cauchemar.Heureusement , nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer une architecte formidable qui

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nous comprend et se fait comprendre parfaitement . Son approche « pas à pas »au travers de dessins d'abord puis d'ébauches de plans et la 3D , fait que ,sans avoir besoin de vocabulaire anglais ,elle arrive à transformer chaque rendez vous de travail en un moment convivial doublé d'une efficacité dont on ne peut que se féliciter . De plus , Renée est une véritable « boite à idées » qui nous permet d'arriver sans encombre à la finalisation de notre projet . Pour conclure et pour résumer : Merci Renée pour cette belle aventure . In SeaChange’s practice smart design is used alongside conservative and cost effective construction techniques. At all times, the material and construction techniques that are readily available on this island must be factored for both the construction and maintenance stages. To me, an elegant modern home filled with fresh air, clear spaces, filtered light and beautiful natural settings THAT DOES NOT need much maintenance is living the dream. Author: Renee Ellen - Director SeaChange Design www.seachange.cc/ or email renee@seachange.cc


The Emerald Tongson

The Emerald Tongson Development results from a vision to create an innovative design with iconic modern, yet tropical architecture in an environmentally sensitive haven. This exclusive ocean front compound of only four 2 bedroom pool villas along one of the most inspiring shore lines of Choengmons Tongson Bay presents a new cool approach to exclusive tropical living. Features: • Car park with 4 lots • Common entrance lounge • Built to marine environment standard • Low consumption LED light features • Copper/Silver mineral pool treatment • Total villa size: 200-220m2

JMan Marina Co Ltd Mobile: +66 (o) 8 1893 5996 www.jman-marina.com Email: info@jman-marina.com 8/10 Moo 5 Bophut Koh Samui 84320 Thailand


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Fool For a Stool Not always designed with comfort in mind, the humble bar stool has changed in leaps and bounds over the years. With many kitchens these days having a bench area that allows for communal interaction during cooking, the bar stool can be the accent you need to give it that wow factor. Here are a few to get you started…

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1. Calvin Barstool - Brown By Arteriors - Houzz 2. Dalfred - Ikea

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complete rental management system

Klik and sync

Klik and manage marketing | reservation | accounting | maintenance Contact info@klikasia.com now for a demonstration klikasia.c om


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THE ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Furniture and styling with panache for passion

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ith over 20 years’ experience supplying clients with the best in furniture, art and accessories from around Asia, Oriental Living has built an enviable reputation for quality, style and design savvy furnishings. With exclusive furniture stores and showrooms located conveniently in Maenam for those living in Koh Samui and the surrounding islands, as well as Phuket, alongside online shopping for those overseas, Oriental Living makes it easy to obtain your own work of art. Oriental Living describe themselves a contemporary Asian furniture store and Art gallery – the perfect marriage - featuring exclusive award-winning furniture brands with an extensive range of handcrafted furniture - art - paintings and home decor objects with interior and exterior design, crafting unique living spaces is definitely their passion and it shows. Every piece of furniture or artifact is lovingly handcrafted by skilled artisans using indigenous materials blending ancient and modern techniques to create bespoke pieces of furniture artistry and it is easy to see this meticulous attention to detail - the moment you walk through the doors, you feel immersed in elegance yet at ease with a casual air, making every piece feel accessible and easy to love. As with every hand crafted work of art, it takes time to complete each piece. Oriental Living offer a wide range of possibilities including choice of material, finishes, color and/or fabric with custom made furniture including beds, rattan furniture, outdoor patio furniture and other solid wood furniture to match your lifestyle. samui phangan real estate 

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Making it even easier to create your dream piece - all you need to do is send them a sketch, drawing or a picture of an item and they will lovingly design and manufacture the furniture piece to your specifications and budget. Easy! Interior design does not play second fiddle to their furniture and design craft, boasting clients such as Napasai, Baan Jakawan, La Lagune and Tongsai Grove their interior design projects clearly demonstrate a personalised approach to creating the ultimate living spaces. Whether working with private villa owners, developers or large hotels, their design team takes the time to listen and guide you toward sensitive,

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complementary choices that go far beyond your expectations. The personal touch is sometimes hard to find on the islands, but with the love and panache for passion that Alex and his team have for creating aesthetic masterpieces, they can’t help but offer their wholeselves with each and every design piece or project – when you love what you do and take pleasure in creating designs that clients love, it just comes naturally. For more information visit www.oriental-living.net, call +66 (0) 77 247 675 or email info@oriental-living.net.


Oriental Living is a contemporary Asian furniture gallery featuring exclusive award-winning brands with an extensive range of handcrafted furniture and home decor objects.

CRAFTED LIVING SPACES

SAMUI 9/18 Moo1 Maenam, Koh Samui 84330, Thailand T +66 (0) 77 247 675 E info@oriental-living.net PHUKET 424 Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand T +66 (0) 76 325 419 E info@oriental-living.net

www.oriental-living.net


inside & out  l  food for thought

Filled with almost anything you can imagine, the humble dumpling can boast so much flavour, is easy to make and even easier to eat! Dumplings, otherwise known as Pot Stickers can be steamed or fried and are simple, delicious and can be eaten as a starter, a main or even as a snack.

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PORK DUMPLINGS (JAPANESE GYOZA) Ingredients • • • • • • • •

2 tsp vegetable oil 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 55g (3/4 cup) coarsely chopped green cabbage 2 tbs water 250g pork mince 2 shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced 1 tbs soy sauce

• 2 tsp caster sugar • 1 tsp sesame oil • 24 gow gee wrappers (or wonton wrappers, preferably round) • 1 1/2 tbs vegetable oil, extra • 160ml (2/3 cup) water, extra • Soy sauce, to serve

Instructions Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook ginger and garlic, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add cabbage and water. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until the cabbage wilts. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside to cool. Stir in pork, shallot, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Season with salt. Place 1 wrapper on a clean work surface. Place 2 teaspoonfuls of pork mixture in the centre of the wrapper. Brush edges with water. Fold over to enclose filling. Pinch edges together. Place on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Repeat with remaining wrappers and pork mixture. Heat half the extra vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook half the gyozas for 2 minutes or until bases are golden. Add half the extra water. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes or until cooked and liquid has evaporated. Transfer to a serving platter. Cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil, gyoza and water. Serve with chilli sauce or soy sauce

STEAMED VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS (ZHĒNGJIǍO) Ingredients • 6 nuggets of frozen spinach (thawed) • 4 large dried shiitake mushrooms, reconstituted and liquid reserved, stemmed, and chopped (1/2 cup) • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper • 3/4 teaspoon sugar • 1 1/2 tablespoons light (regular) soy sauce • 2 tablespoons sesame oil • 2 tablespoons canola oil • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger

• 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot • 3 ounces brown pressed tofu, finely chopped (2/3 cup total) • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water • 1/2 cup chopped Chinese chives or scallions (white and green parts) • 24 gow gee wrappers (or wonton wrappers, preferably round)

Instructions To make the filling, squeeze the thawed spinach in a bowl to remove excess water, when done, there should be about 1/2 cup firmly packed spinach. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the reserved mushroom soaking liquid, salt, white pepper, sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Set this flavoring sauce aside. In a wok or large skillet, heat the canola oil over medium heat. Add the ginger and stir-fry for about 30 seconds, until aromatic. Add the spinach, carrot, mushrooms, and pressed tofu. Stir to combine and then pour in the flavoring sauce. At first all the liquid will seem to have been absorbed, but after 2 minutes, there will be a little bubbling liquid in the skillet. At that point, give the cornstarch mixture a final stir and stir it into the filling. When the mixture thickens, turn off the heat and add the Chinese chives. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool completely before assembling the dumplings. You should have about 2 cups of filling. Place 1 wrapper on a clean work surface. Place 2 teaspoonfuls of pork mixture in the centre of the wrapper. Brush edges with water. Fold over to enclose filling. Pinch edges together. Once assembled, steam the dumplings over boiling water for about 8 minutes, or until slightly puffed and somewhat translucent. Remove the trays and place each atop a serving plate. samui phangan real estate 

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7 EXCLUSIVE BIG ROOMS ALL INCLUSIVE (FOOD, BEVERAGES, COCKTAILS, LUXURY SERVICES, WIFI...) BEST VIEW ON THE ISLAND ! 14min from Nikki Beach 10min from Conrad Resort 15min from Lamai

30.000 THB / night (the whole property, all inclusive for maximum of 8 people) 3.000 THB per extra person Free for kids up to 12 years old

Luxury All Inclusive boutique Villa


LOOKING FOR THE BEST INVESTEMENT ON SAMUI ? • Nirvana Villa is for sale: 50.000.000 THB • Ready to move in, all furniture included • High rental return potential with high rate of return guests • Villa of 1500 Sqm on 3 floors built in 2008 Contact us at: info@nirvana-villa.com

www.nirvana-villa.com


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Book Nerd Bookshelves, or bookcases, no longer need to be boring rectangular constructions made from wood. There are many quirky designs around that have both function and form and can really do justice to all the books and knickknacks around your home. Here are just a few we found…

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YUPA 1 SALE/RENT

Stunning 2 storey split level modern home located in Bangrak set on 800sqm is now available for rental and purchase. With four spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens and a study - this villa is perfect for a large family or a growing one! A beautiful very large private swimming pool with concrete decking, including an outdoor entertaining area is accessible from many of the bedrooms that open up on to it and the high secure walls and entrance allow for the privacy you seek in a home.

Contact : 081 891 7912 (Khun Yupa), 089 763 6032 (Khun Som), 077 414 071-5


M : 083-646-4555, 081-616-3748 (Eng, Rus) E : garmon.art@gmail.com

SALES ▪ RENTALS ▪ PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT “Lily” (4 bedroom, 400 m2) We offer for sale and rent villa “Lily.” This villa is located on the hillside in the western part of the island (Nathon). 800 m2 plot. Chanote. This villa is sold without the company. 4 bedrooms, fully furnished, it has everything that you need for a carefree life. It has a large pool of 40 m2. From the villa there is a magnificent view - sunset at the sea in all its beauty! Price 25 million baht Предлагаем на продажу и в аренду виллу «Лилия». Вилла расположена на склоне холма в западной части острова (Натон). Земельный участок 800 м2. Chanote. Вилла продается без компании. 4 спальни, полностью мебелирована, есть все необходимое для беззаботной жизни. Бассейн 40 м2. С виллы открывается великолепный вид – закат в море во всей красе! Цена 25 млн. бат

“Bali” (3 bedroom, 360 m2) Villa “Bali” is located in the same area of the island that villa “Lily” is located. 1400 m2 plot. 2 Chanotes (700 m2 + 700 m2). This villa is sold with the company. 3 bedrooms, fully furnished, it has everything that you need for a carefree life. The swimming pool is 52 m2 (overflow: the effect of infinity) Excellent views of the sea sunset and Nathon! Sale & Rent Price 21 million baht Вилла «Бали» находиться в том же районе острова, что и вилла «Лилия». Земельный участок 1400 м2. 2 Chanotes (700 м2 + 700 м2). Вилла продается с компанией. 3 спальни, полностью мебелирована, есть все необходимое для беззаботной жизни. Бассейн 52 м2 (перелив: эффект бесконечности). Отличный вид на море и Натон! Продажа и аренда. Цена 21 млн. бат


Two large plots of land (10.5 Rai each). Located in the west of Samui, near the HIN LAT waterfall. Both plots with Chanote. Two separate companies as well. 95% of the land has a view of the sea and sunset. Each plot is sold either as a whole (25 million Baht / Baht 35 million), or parts of them, but not less than 1 Rai (price start from 3 million Baht per Rai) Два больших участка земли (10,5 Rai каждый) на продажу. Расположены они на западе Самуи, недалеко от водопада Hin Lat. 95% земли – с видом на море и закат. Оба участка имеют Chanote. Две отдельные компании. Каждый участок продается либо целиком (25 млн. бат/ 35 млн. бат), либо частями, но не менее 1 Rai (от 3 млн бат за Rai)

We offer other land with sea views as well. The lands is located on the hillside opposite the temple Plae Laem, Nathon, Lam Yai. Chanotes. All of these plots summarized: concrete road, water, electricity Price starts from 2.4 million per plot. We also offer assistance in the construction and design of your projects. Также, мы предлагаем на продажу другие земельные участки с морским видом. Расположение: в районе храма Плае Лаем, Натон, Лам Яй. Chanotes. Все участки имеют инфраструктуру: бетонная дорога, вода, электричество. Цена: от 2,4 млн. за участок. Оказываем помощь при строительстве и дизайне Ваших проектов.


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OUTD OOR ART

Even a small slice of the big outdoors can call for big art

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ith some do-it-yourself ingenuity, creating artwork for an outdoor living space needn't be costly or complicated. In a few summer hours, you can make a piece, large or not-so-large, that packs a visual wallop. Just keep in mind the advice of Bob Richter, interior designer and cast member of PBS' treasure-hunting series "Market Warriors": "There's a fine line between 'What's that piece of junk in your yard?' and art." Landscape designer Chris H. Olsen, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is fond of wine bottles, repurposing empties in myriad ways for the garden as an artsy wall, accent lighting and art objects. "I'm all about fun, funky, great displays and projects that are relatively easy to do," says Olsen. To add patio privacy or garden interest, Olsen builds a wine bottle wall: vertical rows of wine bottles inserted into a wood frame using metal rods. "I love a little 'bling bling' in the garden, and I love glass," says Olsen. Another conversation starter: Olsen's "bottle stars" empty, corked wine bottles that are glued together to create a star shape, then hung in trees and positioned in planted pots. This and other outdoor DIY projects can be found in his book "Chris H. Olsen's Five Seasons" (Leisure Arts, 2011). David Bromstad, host of "HGTV Star" and host designer of the network's "Color Splash," says stringing a dozen or more wine bottles with lights inside them and hanging them from a pergola or other substantial structure the underside of a deck, say creates alluring outdoor lighting. "The more the better," he says. "If you do a ton of those, you'll have an (art) installation." Bromstad recommends cutting off the wine bottles' bottoms and stringing the lights through the bottles with outdoor lamp cord. Visit Pinterest, the online projects board, for images of this and other ways to use wine bottles as lighting.

Bromstad is known for creating large pieces bursting with color for his TV show clients. DIYers can do the same for an outdoor space, he says, by using outdoorsafe supplies: pressure-treated plywood instead of canvas, and an outdoor primer and paint. Bromstad uses Nova Color, an acrylic paint that stands up well to the elements. Distress the plywood before painting to accentuate its roughness, he suggests. Do drip painting a la Jackson Pollock if your artistic skills are limited. "Everything that has to be outdoors has to last through the elements," Bromstad says, "so you might as well make it look rough from the beginning." Both Bromstad and Olsen say concrete blocks are useful in the garden: Stack them to build a wall, cement couch, bench or table. Make it artsy by planting the openings with flowers, herbs or other greenery. Again, Pinterest posts scads of images. "It's just stacking," says Olsen. "You don't even have to mortar it." One more idea from Bromstad: Hang old gutters from a fence, garage wall or along a pergola's perimeter just about anywhere, he says and plant them with impatiens or herbs. Make sure the gutters slope so water can drain. "It's one big, beautiful art project," says Bromstad. "It's just gorgeous." Richter roams flea markets for large outdoor art for himself and clients, gravitating toward antique signage and industrial-looking collectibles because they can weather the elements. Surfboards propped on a deck or attached to a garage wall are popular right now, he says. While art is in the eye of the beholder, Richter says care and placement is the key. "It's like framing a piece of art," he says. "Half of 'art,' I think, is how you display it and where you display it." Source: The New Zealand Herald samui phangan real estate 

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INCREASING VISITOR ARRIVALS PUSH

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n the first half of 2013, the resort island of Samui hosted 874,824 hotel guests, which is a sharp increase over the same period last year. Upward momentum has been reflected in the key hotel performance metrics of occupancy, average rate and RevPAR. Mounting demand by Thai’s that are the island’s second leading source of visitors neared the 100,000 level for the period of January through June this year. The domestic sector is up comparing year on year figures, and has helped boost occupancy during the off-peak months. Key changes in source markets are dramatically impacting hotel demand on the island. While German

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visitors still remain in the number one position, Russian and Chinese visitors are escalating in a trend seen throughout Thailand’s resort areas. Looking to the sky which remains an acid test for Samui’s tourism industry, a 61% surge in international passenger arrivals is a positive step forward. That said, 87% of overall flights originate domestically and airlift limitations continue to loom over what could very well be a broader success story.” 2013 Mid Year • The year on year growth of international passengers increase by 61% and domestic passengers by 3% in H1 2013.


SAMUI’S MID-YEAR OCCUPANCY TO 75%

• Germany and Thailand continue to hold top two positions as key sources of business. Emerging Russian market jumped to 3rd, moving up two places from 2012. • Major hotel performance indicators were positive as overall occupancy rate grew 7% year on year. The market-wide average room rate rose by 7% while RevPAR was up 18% vs. H1 2012. Forward Outlook

• Incoming pipeline of 319-rooms will come into the crowded midscale sector which could elevate competitive pressure on pricing. • Forecast is that passenger sustained arrival increases will continue through full year 2013 • with greater international demand from gateways such as Kuala Lumpur and Penang Source - Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

• RevPAR growth of 23% in budget and economy tier indicates demand for low-cost products in a shifting market place.

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INVESTING IN A THAI COMPANY

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n an earlier article, this author explored the initial legal considerations associated with investing in a private Thai company, including the tax considerations, legal risks, the sale and purchase agreement and transactional “closing” issues. This article will continue on the topic of investing in a Thai company, and will consider what are normally considered “post-completion” matters, including steps to restructure one’s investment in order to mitigate inherent risks.

This article was written by Jeffrey Martin, of the law firm Limcharoen. Limcharoen is an international law firm with offices in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jeffrey at 084 714 8800 or Jeffrey@limcharoen.com

To briefly recap on the previous article, subject to certain exceptions, foreigners may not own land in Thailand, although foreigners are permitted to acquire long-term registered leases over land and direct ownership of fixtures on land, amongst other interests. In addition, a private Thai company may acquire land; and foreign investors may acquire a minority stake in that company. The majority shares must be held by Thai individuals or companies. In accordance with Thai law, the Thai shareholders must be genuine investor partners, and cannot in any circumstances be “nominee” shareholders, holding shares on behalf of the foreign investors merely in order to meet the Thai quota. Articles of Association When investing in a private Thai company, steps should be taken to implement specialized Articles of Association for that company where said Articles have not already been implemented. Particularly where the investor is or will become a minority shareholder, the investor will benefit from quorum mechanisms and protections described below. Where a private Thai company has not implemented Articles of Association, the relevant corporate provisions of the Civil and Commercial Code will apply, which provisions set a quorum of only 25 percent of the shares (and not votes) in order to constitute a valid shareholders’ meeting. In addition, at a validly constituted shareholders’ meeting, most decisions can be passed by a simple majority. Although notice must be issued before each shareholders’ meeting, the said default rules provide that a meeting can take place without the attendance of those shareholders holding up to 75 percent of the shares; and even if all shareholders are present at a shareholders’ meeting, most decisions are made by a simple majority. These rules therefore legally allow the majority shareholders to dispose of company assets, change the company directors and take other actions that could prejudice the interests of the minority shareholders, without the participation of the minority shareholders. Fortunately, using specialized Articles of Association, it is possible to increase the quorum requirements and thereby implement minority

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protections. In particular, the Articles of Association would provide that the minority shareholders (or a select group thereof) must be present at a shareholders’ meeting and vote positively with respect to certain important decisions, such as those decisions described above. Such “negative” control is distinct from positive control though preferred voting rights. In the latter scenario, the minority shareholders receive, for example,10 votes per share, while the majority shareholders receive 1 vote per share, thereby permitting the minority shareholders to assert voting control of the company. The use of preferred voting rights has attracted negative attention from the government in the past, and may imply a nominee structure, and therefore investors should be cautious about using preference voting rights and should seek qualified legal advice to determine whether the use of preference voting rights is legally justified and legitimate in their particular circumstances. Shareholders’ Agreement When investing in a private Thai company with multiple parties, it is always recommended that a shareholders’ agreement is executed. In the first instance, the shareholders’ agreement should clarify the investment made by each shareholder in order to clarify that all shareholders are genuine investors. The agreement should also provide a mechanism for terminating the investment relationship, and may contain strong remedies protecting the minority shareholders should a majority or other shareholder commit an enumerated default. In addition, a number of practical methods have been established to secure the rights of the shareholders under the shareholders’ agreement, including the ability to terminate against a majority shareholder. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be important that the shareholders’ agreement contain “rights of first refusal”, “drag along rights” and “tag along rights” and similar mechanisms in order to create efficient exit and succession options. Also, the agreement should address the issue of current shareholder loans and the process for seeking future financing, whether by equity or debt; and in conjunction with the Articles of Association, clarify the process for repaying loans, and distributing dividends from both profits and capital disposition gains. This article is intended to provide a brief overview of the contractual and corporate mechanisms available to protect shareholders of a private Thai company, and is not intended to be exhaustive. Addition measures may be appropriate depending on the circumstances of the investors, and investors should seek qualified legal and tax advice in order to structure their legal affairs efficiently. samui phangan real estate 

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CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES MAKE PROFITS FOR INVESTORS

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oney currency is referred to as the unit of exchange used in order to move goods and services. There are different types of currencies across the world and each currency differs from the other. This facilitates extending goods and services between countries. Currencies can either be floating or fixed depending on the exchange rate ratio between the currencies. The exchange rate system is managed by the large international bankers. People across the world use automated currency calculators for them to determine the latest exchange rate from one currency to another.  Investors determine fluctuations between two currencies and they may elect to trade one thousand United States dollars into an equivalent of the Australian Dollar. If the exchange difference is wide enough they can profit from the advantage of the difference between values of competing currencies proving currency exchange rates make profits for investors. The currency exchange rate depends on competing money values set by the largest international bankers. The values fluctuate daily depending on the supply and demand for currencies of that country and the economic statistics of that country for a particular week. Changing ratios of the currency take place including the commission charges involved.  Fluctuations in the currency exchange rate can affect the cost of goods and services. Large international banks offer different exchange rates on foreign currencies. As the value of currency exchange rates are subject to change, investors use online money currency calculators to determine the exchange rate of different currencies in the foreign exchange market. The number one concern of investors is the earning power of their money. As profits from trading in foreign markets can be affected by currency exchange rates, a money currency calculator is an essential tool for investors. The online currency converter you choose should be the best available to ensure reliability and accuracy in the conversion. Make sure the money currency converter has a good reputation and is

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both user friendly and a high quality. Here are some reasons why you should use a currency exchange rate conversion calculator: 1. The open trading market is large and to ensure the exchange rates are accurate and not speculative. Online financial services like e-commerce and corporate exchanges are also available. 2. The best exchange rates and the level of competition between two currencies can be easily determined. Accompanied by other online services that offer different reports and analysis you can assess which currency to invest in at which time. The currency exchange rate is also a huge factor when it comes to the profits of companies. For example, if the Australian dollar strengthens, this means that imported goods will be cheaper compared to the domestically produced goods. Companies in Australia will also lose potential profits because of this. Investors in the foreign exchange market need to pay attention to these trends and changes in order for currency exchange rates to make money for investors.


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realty in focus  l  island scoop

Take the Cons out of Construction Looking for someone reputable to build, design, advise, and more when it comes to your project? Look no further that Koh Samui Construction. Koh Samui Construction was founded by the UK's BBC Builder Jake Robinson. He and his team have faced many challenges over the years, and now he is bringing his expertise in building houses, shops and hotels and refurbishments to Asia. Koh Samui Construction believes in recycling wherever it can, the greener the better for everyone. They will consult directly with all of their clients and take care of all their needs during and after construction. Offering local architects to draw up plans for you and also take you through the process of construction build, down to the final interior finishings as well as advice on purchasing your own land, and setting up a company. No job is too big or too small for Koh Samui Construction. They offer a range of services including: • Project Services

• Architectural Drawings

• Local authority planning submissions

• Land Procurement

• Advice on Thai land and house purchase

• Project Management

• Structural design

• Interior design

• Kitchen design

• Landscaping

• Painting

Visit www.kohsamuiconstruction.com for more information or Tel: +66 (0)895 102040/ Email: info@kohsamuiconstruction.com

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Koh Phangan’s Own Spirit! An eau-de-vie is a clear, colorless fruit brandy that is produced by means of fermentation and a traditional distillation method. More precisely, eau-de-vie refers to a distilled beverage made from fruit other than grapes. Now you can enjoy your eau-de-vie, made and produced locally on the island of Koh Phangan! Phangan Spirit is made exclusively from locally grown fruits, fortunately Koh Phangan provides the best bananas, oranges, mangos and pineapples – furthermore Phangan Spirit’s alcohol is entirely free of additional ingredients or additives and most importantly there are NO sugars or artificial aromas added. Visit the distillery, located in Thong Sala to experience this wonderful local product! Visit www.kohspirit.com/ or email info@kohspirit.com for more information.

Nathon gets an Irish Pub! Max Murphy's Irish pub, Irish owned and managed is expanding from its first venue at Koh Samui Airport to Nathon. Located across from the Police station this Irish pub plans to wake Nathon up! After 5pm Nathon becomes a quiet sleepy haven with hotels, ex-pats, Thai's, tourists, cruise ships passengers and many more, all thirsty and looking for an ice-cold beer. Max Murphy can now satiate that thirst…and also hunger..... with the Max Murphy team having a few more tricks up their sleeves… Food glorious food! Chef Neil Mann has joined the establishment, which is the first ingredient in what promises to be a new and exciting addition to Nathon's culinary offerings. Simple good fresh food at reasonable prices, and with plans to change the menu

every 6 weeks, Neil will be sure to keep the excitement going and the menu fresh. For those who enjoy a tipple - on draught is Guinness, Kilkenny, Hoegaarden, Irish Pale Ale, Magners Cider, Singha and Old Speckled Hen, a varied and reasonable wine selection is available and certainly not forgotten for the fans….live premier football plus all the rugby will be shown on the many large screen TVs. Open daily from 8am- 1am, Max Murphy’s will certainly awake the sleepy town of Nathon and breathe some new life in to this once-forgotten destination. For more information paul@maxmurphys.com Tel: 077 420 200 samui phangan real estate 

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REACH FOR THE STARS How Beach Republic and Sales Manager Robert Pestello are ticking all the boxes when it comes to fractional and sole ownership in Koh Samui and beyond..

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ollowing a number of awards and accolades in recent years, Beach Republic The Residences has been welcomed to the prestigious list of Asia's Best Resort Residences 2013 by Property Report Asia. The September issue of Property Report Asia featuring the names of just 15 outstanding resort properties in Asia has hit newsstands and bookstores across the region. The highly anticipated list was compiled by Property Report's editorial team and was based on factors such as location, design, investment potential, onsite facilities, and services for residents.

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Since first opening in 2010, Beach Republic The Residences has established itself as one of Koh Samui's most sought after destinations. Attractive pricing, excellent investment value, a truly unique atmosphere that is both sophisticated and yet entirely unpretentious and privileged access to the famous Beach Republic Ocean Club all contributes to the resort's enduring success. Although best known for its fractional offering, the recent introduction of sole ownership – with a guaranteed annual return of 6.25% and 21 days complimentary use each year for


life – has also proved popular with a limited number of units remaining.

competitive annual returns that include generous complimentary usage."

After being named to the exclusive list, Beach Republic Director of Sales, Robert Pestello was quoted as saying:

We took some time with Robert to get to know how he and Beach Republic are hitting all the right marks, as they say the proof is in the pudding and Beach Republic have proven their pudding is the best!

"It's an honor to be recognized as one of the premier resort residences in Asia. I believe that the editors at Property Report appreciated exactly what has attracted so many investors to Beach Republic – beautiful private pool residences, top-notch facilities at the Ocean Club, a strong brand name, and very

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to have been with Beach Republic from near the beginning, since about 5 years ago. Describe briefly what fractional ownership is and how this differs from your newly introduced sole ownership option? In fractional ownership, an asset is divided into fractions, which in turn are sold to individual owners. This is also often referred to as shared ownership. At Beach Republic we offer two-week fractions. We have recently begun offering a sole ownership option on our spacious Club Suites. Owners receive a guaranteed return of 6.25% for 5 years and then share in the rental returns thereafter. They also enjoy 21 days free use each year. What makes fractional ownership at Beach Republic more appealing that other offerings on Koh Samui? Our fractional product at Beach Republic offers the client stunning private pool villas and penthouses, top of the line facilities at Asia's coolest beach club, strong branding, and a highly attractive investment opportunity. Also, our profile has been raised tremendously by our multiple wins at the Thailand Property Awards and South East Asia Property Awards. We have a very well- liked brand with beautiful residences located adjacent to a stunning Beach Club. The use plan is also extremely straightforward with each unit being split into 26 separate 14-night fractions. When an owner purchases a fraction, that unit during the given time period belongs to them. Fullstop. Just like with traditional real estate, it can be sold, rented, gifted, or willed.

Republic are both young and middle aged, middle to upper class and buy for both use and investment.

Is there a specific demographic or person that Beach Republic fractional ownership appeals to or is designed for?

Beach Republic received accolades at this being named as one of Asia's Best Resort Residences by Property Report Asia, that must have been a great feeling. What’s the aim for next year?

As a resort in Koh Samui, Thailand we see interest from Australians, New Zealanders, Europeans, and North Americans. Convincing Asian nationalities of the benefits and opportunities of fractional ownership has been more challenging. Most of the buyers at Beach

It gives me a lot of satisfaction to see the resort continually recognized as one of the premier residences in Asia. We are presently discussing possible expansion both on Koh Samui and in Asia Pacific and we hope that the current success continues!

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What makes you the best is the business, what is your edge over others in terms of sales?

What is on the cards for Beach Republic and Robert Pestello for 2014?

Three things have led to my success in sales. One, I listen to the prospective buyer and ensure that I truly understand their needs. Two, I don’t believe in pressuring anyone into making a purchase. I work with companies that have a strong track record and a quality offering and I let the development speak for itself. Three, I have fun! In order to succeed, you have to love what you do and real estate sales is truly in my blood.

As I mentioned, we are considering an expansion on Samui and possibly opening additional developments elsewhere in Asia Pacific so we are all very excited about that. As for myself, I hope to continue going strong with Beach Republic in 2014 and beyond! For more information visit BeachRepublicEstates. com or call +66 (0) 89 973 4993 or email Robert@ beachrepublic.com

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S A M U IM O D E R N I S M

Bedroom Area (Passion 60.3 SQ.M.)

Replay can’t be happier for the fantastic response its development, located in between the Fisherman’s Village and Bangrak, has had. The condominium, which has its own private beach, has 408 units and Phase One of the unique and affordable complex is almost complete. Ownership transfers will begin as early as this month with the first batch of occupants moving in next month. Facilities now ready include the 400-square-meter swimming pool and a state of the art fitness center.

Building E Update Progress 16 October 12

Phase Two, due for completion in the second quarter of 2013, will include 70 high-end residences, a small shopping center, an art gallery and an international restaurant. The project’s completion was slightly delayed due to the many changes, such as the addition of the gallery, shopping mall and restaurant that came up after the plan had been finalized. But all’s well that ends well, so to speak. The team behind Replay is looking forward to exciting times ahead starting with the formal opening of the first phase of the condominium project. The event promises to be a momentous occasion – it will be a great opportunity for Phase One residents to get to know each other shortly before they start moving in.


“See different thing, SeeSee thing ...” “See different thing, thingdifferently differently ...”

Cozy 52.0 SQ.M.

The team is also excited about the coming year. Replay recently acquired six more plots of land on the island and plans to develop a wider range of accommodation, including those geared towards locals who are starting to show an interest in investing in real estate along with their western counterparts, a move that is certain to bolster the confidence of the project’s foreign investors.

Passion 60.3 SQ.M.

The locations of the new developments have yet to be revealed. The team, however, had earlier released plans for a 72-unit complex in Cha-am near Hua Hin aimed at people wishing to live within driving distance of the country’s capital Bangkok. The development is aimed at young professionals who work from home but still need easy access to the capital as well as commuters looking for an alternative to living in the city. “The Cha-am project is expected to start construction next year” Telephone: +66 077 448 201 E-Mail: info@replaysamui.com WebSite: www.replaysamui.com

Room Studio 26.0 SQ.M.

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HOT

PROPERTY

Live the dream… Mandala Villa Mandala means an integrated structure organized around a central unifying center. This is exactly what this villa provides with all rooms located around the modern western kitchen and dining room. The family room opens up onto the gorgeous marble terrace and large infinity pool, making it the perfect place for your next home or investment. • Choeng Mon/Plai Laem • Villa size 505 sqm • Land Size 1,132 sqm • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathroom • Private Pool • Gated ‘Horizon Villas’ community • Stunning sea views overlooking Choeng Mon beach from the living area and bedrooms • Good rental yields For more information about Mandala Villa, please contact info@horizonhomes-samui.com or call Craig on 085 660 2794

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realty in focus  l  villa rentals

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illa rental is fast becoming the preferred holiday accommodation option for a vast majority of vacationers to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Renting a villa as a family or group of friends can prove far more economical in the long run than hotel accommodation and can afford you the luxury and privacy you seek on a holiday without breaking the bank. For longer term lets, there is a multitude of options from private owners to agent lets ranging from basic to 6 star luxury – all you need to do is spend some time finding the right villa for your long-term living needs. Holiday villas are generally fully furnished and include a full western kitchen with appliances, towels and bed linens, water and electricity and will normally include a maid service who will come once or more a week to change linen and tidy the villa, as well as a maintenance person to take care of the gardens and pool if included. There are a host of other optional services on offer such as a private chef, babysitting, pre-arrival shopping, laundry, driver or car hire, butler, island tours, personal training, massage and spa treatments, Thai cooking lessons...simply do your research and ask lots of questions when selecting your villa to see what is available to you during your stay. If booking your villa from outside of Thailand, it may be wise to use one of the more established

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and recognised agents to ensure you are getting what you pay for. While it may seem cheaper to go directly through the home-owner, agencies usually have representatives in Samui and Phangan who can advocate on your behalf. That can include minor repairs or even moving you to another property if you’re not satisfied with your original choice. That’s something that the owner can’t help you with. Prices can vary greatly depending on the location of the villa (closer to the beach or beach-front means you will pay for the access and view!), the size/bedroom numbers, the facilities, services and the standard of the villa - with several levels of luxury available! There are hundreds of villas available on the islands starting from basic, mid-level, luxury and beyond – it’s truly reliant on your budget and your requirements - either way, you will not be stuck for choice. Generally a deposit of 50% or more is required to secure the villa of your choice prior to your holiday and the remainder paid in full upon arrival, this may vary from agent to agent. Read the rental agreement very carefully to make sure you understand what’s provided as well as any and all conditions, exclusions, inclusions, costs and penalties. When you decide on the ideal holiday villa to suit your needs, you can relish in the fact that you will enjoy privacy, space and of course the beautiful tropical surrounds of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Happy holidaying!


HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT ISLAND RETREAT

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VILLA LETTING AGENTS ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENT

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OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

080 535 1725

ADVANTAGE HOLIDAY VILLAS

077 418 891

PALM GROUP ASIA

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CENTURY 21

089 866 8931

PHATHONG RESIDENCE

089 813 5715

EATS & RETREATS

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PLUMERIA PLACE RESIDENCE

077 430 043

GO SAMUI VILLAS

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RBC PROPERTIES

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HORIZON HOMES

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SAGE LAND & HOUSE

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INFINITY RESIDENCES & RESORT

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SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE

077 418 256

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087 895 4132

KLIK ASIA

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SAMUI ESCAPES

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KOH SAMUI LAND & HOMES

089 474 1837

SAMUI ESTATE CORPORATION

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SAMUJANA

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LAAN DARA SAMUI

077 414 204

SAMUI-PHANGAN PROPERTIES

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THAILAND RETREATS

077 427 774

LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES

077 427 648

THE PARK

077 601 108

LUXURY VILLAS SIAM

087 922 8381

THE PHUFAR RESIDENCE

081 535 9100

LAEM SOR VILLAGE

081 406 1065

THE SEA

077 960 567

MAXXIMUM

083 646 4555

YUPA LAND AND HOUSE

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LUXURY 3 BEDROOM VILLAS FOR RENT OR SALE We feel our beautiful villas offer great style and elegance at an excellent price. All of our villas have spacious open plan living areas, bespoke furniture and are set in landscaped tropical gardens with private pools. Conveniently situated between Bophut Fisherman’s village & Chaweng.

For viewings please contact Helen +66 (0) 879228381 Fore more information please see our website www.luxuryvillasiam.com


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Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine speaks with Harry Bonning from Koh Samui Properties to get his take on the property market… So how did you come to live in Koh Samui? Whilst working in Bangkok a client asked us to come down and check some land for him, which we did. That was back in 2000 and we immediately saw the opportunity here as at the time there was only three other agents operating on the island. We opened our office on the ring road in Chaweng near to where Bangkok Hospital now is, although that came a few years later. So who makes up the Koh Samui Properties team and how did it come about? Following the crash in the market after 2007 we slimmed down considerably to take in to account the reduced level of business which has left three of us operating from our office in Bangrak, where we relocated to at the beginning of 2012 after ten years in our original office. What does Koh Samui Properties offer? Our principal business is the sale of real estate in Koh Samui but we also handle lettings. As a Chartered Surveyor I personally offer Project Management, Property Surveys and Valuations. What makes Koh Samui Properties different to the other villa rental and sales companies on the island? We are a small team offering personal service with over eleven years of experience on Koh Samui and are one of the longest established real estate agents on the island. I am the only resident Chartered Surveyor on  the island and as such the company has to operate within the Professional Standards laid down by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Any plans for expansion or anything new and exciting on the horizon for Koh Samui Properties? The future of the company will depend on the market and that relies on the recovery of the world economy and the confidence of buyers to return to Thailand. There is some evidence of that beginning to happen but it will take a while to take up the slack here, as buyers have a huge number of properties to choose from at the moment. We will take that as it comes… Why, according to you, should one buy or rent a villa or property in Koh Samui? How do you compare the island with other destinations? One of the charms of Koh Samui is that it is not perfect. It still has rough edges and some infrastructure issues to attend to. But that makes it interesting, certainly frustrating at times, but on the whole, the fact that you can still see the old Samui in certain areas – not Chaweng and Lamai obviously – it gives it something of an old world charm. But most important is that it is an island and has that island feel. Other than the property, what are the facilities/ amenities should a buyer or renter should look at when short listing properties? That is a question that could have its own long separate article but to put it simply - pay for good due diligence by a lawyer, land title, access and how the purchase will be structured. Ask about electric and water supply and cost. Consider your personal intentions so that you are not too far from the facilities you wish to use. I know people who bought properties in the south of the island and have now moved back to the north to be nearer to restaurants, shops, etc.

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T: 077 426 936 F: 077 426 946 M: 081 691 1719 Patrick 081 958 5444 www.bs-landandhouse.com E: info@baansuaylandandhouse.com 118/1 Moo 1 Koh Samui Ring Rd. (Opp Big C), Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani


BEACH FRONT Location

LS341SRH

: Plai Laem

BANDARA Location

BLS 002 : Bophut

2/3 BEDROOM BAANSUAY KOPHRA Location

: Bophut

Land Size : 0 Rai 2 Ngan 36.7 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 3 Ngan 96 Sqw.

Land Size : 2 Rai 0 Ngan 0 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 17,752,000 THB

THAI STYLE VILLA Location

HS392EB

: Ban Bang Rak

: From 8.5-9.5 M THB

: From 2.5 to 3.5 M THB

1340 SQM BEACH FRONT PLOT

3 BEDROOM VILLA

Location

Location

: Bang Por

HS379PC

: Plai Laem

Land Size : 0 Rai 1 Ngan 22 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 3 Ngan 35 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 83.75 Sqw

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 18,000,000 THB

: 32,000,000 THB

*รา¤าดังกล‹าÇอาจมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงâดยäม‹จำเปšนที่จะต้องแจ้งล‹Çงหน้า

: 14,000,000 THB


T: 077 426 936 F: 077 426 946 M: 081 691 1719 Patrick 081 958 5444 www.bs-landandhouse.com E: info@baansuaylandandhouse.com 118/1 Moo 1 Koh Samui Ring Rd. (Opp Big C), Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani

Mr. JIM HOUSE Location

BHS004

: Bophut

BAANSUAY LAMAI Location

HS266BS

: Lamai

BAAN TALAY KEAW Location

BHS0005

: Ban Bang Rak

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 55 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 1 Ngan 14 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 1 Ngan 70 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 5,000,000 THB

LUXURY VILLA Location

HS0066

: Bang Por

: From 1.99 -2.5M THB

BAAN WHITE HOUSE Location

HS0136

: Angthong

: 9,900,000 THB

SEA VIEW APARTMENTS CS391MK Location

: Plai Laem

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 225 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 0 Ngan 0 Sqw

Land Size : 3 Rai 0 Ngan 0 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 35,000,000 THB

: 23,000,000 THB

: From 3,999,000 THB

*THOSE PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE


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LANNA

LEADING THE WAY

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anna is a beautifully designed and impeccably built resort-style apartment complex located in the heart of Koh Samui, yet hidden away enough from the hustle and bustle allowing for peace and quiet whilst oozing style and sophistication. A contemporary and truly chic resort featuring beautifully appointed suites from designer studios through to decadent penthouses and a range of hotel facilities including a fusion cuisine bistro and cocktail bar, spa, fitness center, tennis courts and an oversized central swimming pool with hydrotherapy beds, Lanna packs a punch with both stunning aesthetic design elements and an overall 5-star resort experience. As you enter Lanna, it is hard not to be wowed by the clean lines, simple and striking architecture and white and cream hues that blend seamlessly into the lush tropical surroundings. A fresh take on resort design, Lanna brings resort-style apartment living in to the next century with modern touches that err on the side of style rather than mere functionality. The oversized natural stone swimming pool that greets you as you enter, has been stunningly designed and features in-built hydrotherapy beds and a shallow pool for families with children and surrounding the pool are plenty of shaded lounger areas. Further to the vast swimming pool, Lanna also boasts two full size tennis courts with tennis equipment available for hire and lessons upon request. With a very directional chic and cutting edge feel, their rooms are beautifully appointed with all modern facilities you would expect from a high-end hotel and guests can expect the finest of everything - from the solid teak custom made furnishings, to the Sony samui phangan real estate 

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limited edition white flatscreen TVs, to the lavish inroom amenities from their own spa, right down to the Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen. Lanna features a mix of 77 impeccably designed accommodation options - studio style junior suites, one bedroom master suites, two bedroom luxury penthouses and one truly decadent penthouse XL – something for everyone. Each room comes equipped with everything you would expect from a luxury hotel including a Chubb safe, hairdryer, robes and slippers and of course a well-stocked mini-bar. Every guests’ favourite! Not only is their design one of the best features, the facilities make this an all-round winner with The Secret Garden, their on-site spa and wellness center - the perfect place to de-stress, relax and pamper - offering a blissful menu of sumptuous spa treatments and special packages including traditional Thai and aromatherapy massage, deep cleansing and anti-aging facials, detoxifying body wraps and natural body scrubs. For those looking to keep fit during their stay, the state of the art fitness studio at Lanna boasts impactful floor to ceiling glass windows so you can enjoy the stunning tropical view whilst going for the burn on their cardio machines. The fully equipped gym also has Life Fitness resistance machines imported from the US and collection of professional free weights.

If eating if more your thing, then Vanilla, their fusion cuisine restaurant and cocktail bar overlooking the pool and designed with no-less style and flair, offers fantastic signature dishes from Mediterranean favourites with a local twist, to fresh takes on Thai classics - all simply presented and made using the best, locally sourced produce. Lanna has been designed with the discerning guest in mind who is looking for simplicity coupled with sophistication and luxury, giving you the best of everything Koh Samui has to offer. For more information visit www.lanna-samui.com or contact info@lanna-samui.com samui phangan real estate 

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AWAKE YOUR SENSES A TASTE OF JAHN

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f you are looking for a dining experience that is luxurious and reaches far beyond the ordinary, then Jahn restaurant, located high in the hills of Koh Samui at the Conrad, is the dining destination for you. Upon entering Jahn you are treated to an opulent visual array of rich dark woods, ornate gold leaf pillars, grey rustic brick wall detail and a harmonious blend of navy, grey and black that extends to the impressive larger than life black lotus chandelier at the entrance. With floor to ceiling glass bi-fold windows, Jahn is best experienced early evening so as to take in the extraordinary uninterrupted views of Samui's blue waters and the stunning five islands that lay in its depths. Executive Chef Konrad Inghelram has taken the time to delicately deconstruct some of the most famous Thai classics as well as some pan-Asian fare, putting it back together with such finesse along with the perfect balance of flavours.

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Although there is an a la carte menu, the best and most explorative way to truly appreciate the culinary offerings of Jahn is by indulging in the Chef's menu – The Tasting Of Jahn. This five course menu served with or without sommelier recommended wines gives you an overall understanding of the care in which Jahn places on ingredients and presentation. Starting with hors d’oeuvres of Mahor chicken on pineapple, rice cracker with minced pork, betel leaf with prawns, this light and delicious array of minibites gets the palate going and ready for the second installment of fresh Duo of Pacific Rock Oysters – one lavished with passion fruit & sesame dressing and the other with a rich yet subtle Bloody Mary dressing. Once your mouth is watering, the deliciousness keeps on coming, with an undeniable winner of Tom Kha Gai. Served in a coconut, this rich and intense soup is so moreish with its corn-fed chicken breast, morel


mushrooms, lemongrass, galangal and fresh coconut, your senses will be crying out with joy. Following the intensely flavoured Tom Kha Gai is a small break with a very refreshing cucumber and green apple sorbet palate cleanser allows you time to clear the way for more culinary magic. The choice of main is yours to make, but that doesn't make it easy. The Jahn signature, Massaman Of Wagyu Beef is a complexity of Wagyu beef tenderloin, new potatoes, pearl onions, peanuts, red onion served with a rich and decadent massaman sauce and lemongrass infused rice, both of which are presented separately allowing the diner full control of their meal. If you prefer something lighter but no less intricate, then the Pan Fried Red Snapper Green Curry - a marriage of flaky delicious snapper, a scallop seared to perfection, green curry sauce, kaffir lime, eggplant, Thai basil, galangal and accompanied by butterfly pea jasmine rice, although on the sweeter side, the freshness of these deep sea delights shine like the stars they are.

Chocolate “Delice” - a chocolate fondant, caramel fudge, vanilla all set within a slice of pumpkin and accompanied by rich and creamy peanut ice cream ………. and if you've room for more you must try the home-made Petit Fours with assorted macaroons, fruit jellies, marshmallows and chocolate truffles. The Chef's at Jahn bring an inspirational, innovative approach to fine dining at Conrad Koh Samui and together with their award winning sommelier, provide carefully selected menus that pair the finest vintages with excellent cuisine. Visit www.conradhotels3.hilton.com for more information.

Desserts do not disappoint either. The WOW continues with a pre-dessert of Coconut jackfruit shooter, macadamia ice cream in a crisp and rich wafflecone, followed by a Pumpkin & Belgian

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THE GRASS

IS ALWAYS GREENER Top 5 tips for making your grass grow

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f you're keeping up with the "green" movement, you've probably spent some time around your home looking for ways to save energy and reduce waste. You've swapped incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent models, separated your recycling  from your trash, caulked leaky windows and installed a programmable thermostat. But greening your home doesn't stop at the front door. There's a lot you can do to make your yard -- and the way you care for it -- more environmentally friendly. Some of the steps you can take can even save you time and money. We'll start at the beginning: Just what do you have growing underfoot? Plant the right plants There's nothing like the feel of a fresh-mown bluegrass lawn -- but depending on where you live, there might be a better option for you. Choosing a groundcover that will thrive around your home will save you lots of

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time and money in the long run. Here's what to keep in mind: • What's the average temperature where you live? We all know it is hot as anything on the islands, so keep that in mind • How much rainfall do you get each year, especially during the spring and summer months when grass grows fastest? • What's your soil like? • How shady is your lawn? Once you have the answers, talk to a lawn care professional in your area -- he or she will have experience with which grasses will grow best and require less water and upkeep. Once the grass is in the ground, the next step to cutting down on waste is to keep it healthy. Keep It Healthy When it comes to looking smooth and green, healthy lawns have a serious advantage over unhealthy lawns. And it's not just because a sick lawn tends to look bare and wilted. A healthy lawn has strong, deep roots. It absorbs water better than an unhealthy lawn, and all those roots make it tougher for weeds to find a home there. Regular care is a great way to keep your lawn healthy. Get rid of weeds that do sprout promptly so they can't take over. Fertilize in the spring and fall, but don't overdo it. Mow only when you really need to, and raise the blade height on your mower to let the grass get a little taller -- that way, it can collect more sunlight and


develop deeper roots. And finally, make sure not to cut more than a third of the blade height each time you mow -- a more drastic cut can damage your grass. No matter how deep its roots are, your lawn may still need a little extra water at some point. Read on to find out how to make the most of it. Water Wisely Especially if you live in a relatively dry area, it can take a lot of water to keep a yard green and healthy. Fortunately, it's easy to cut down on the amount of water you need to grow a lovely lawn. Here are a few basic steps: • Don't water during the heat of the day: A lot of the moisture will evaporate before the soil (and grass) can absorb it. • Water only when you need to: Check the weather report before you decide to water. • Use only as much water as you need: That sounds obvious, but in Utah, for example, about half the water used on lawns goes to waste • Install a drip irrigation system: Drip irrigation releases water slowly, giving plants time to absorb each drop before the next one appears. Once your lawn is green and growing, you can keep your environmental focus while maintaining it as well. We'll look at how on the next two pages. Green your mower

energy-conscious option is the reel mower, which transfers the power of the person pushing to the set of spinning blades that cut the grass. Since physical effort is what makes them go, manually powered reel mowers are best for lawns that are both very small and very flat. You don't have to give up on power to have a more environmentally friendly mower, though. A number of manufactures produce mowers that use alternative fuels. Lose the chemicals Fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are just some of the products you may use on your lawn. If your lawn is already healthy, you don't need to overdo it with these kinds of products -- a little goes a long way. But chances are, you'll still need to put something on your lawn at some point. And since these products can make their way into the water supply (and wind up on children's hands and pets' paws) many homeowners are choosing organic or natural alternatives. Natural herbicides include corn gluten and vinegar. Garlic, boric acid and citrus oils are among the more natural insect repellents and pesticides. You can also shop around for natural and organic versions of these products at your local garden supply store. In addition, you can go green with your lawn care products by using compost as a homemade fertilizer. And if you'd prefer to skip the composting process, you can buy compost and other natural fertilizers ready-made.

If it's time to replace or upgrade your mower, you can find a number of greener options on the market. One

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10 best roofing materials for warmer climates Part 1 W

hen you consider how a building keeps cool, the most common thing that comes to mind is air conditioning. But the first real line of defense against the heat is a building's roof. And a hot day in the life of a good roof should include releasing -- not storing and absorbing -- the sun's rays.

roof coatings have advanced in recent years, and more developments are underway. Elastomeric sealants, foam sprays, ceramic-based paints and even "recycled waste cooking oil" treatments are making gains in providing ways to cool existing roofs by applying coats of overlay that reflect heat away.

Think of it this way: If you're sitting on a chair covered in black fabric and you go to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, your chair will likely be warm when you get up -- and it will stay warm until you return. But if your chair is metal, clay, molded plastic or slate, for example, it might be slightly warm to the touch when you get up, but it will be entirely cooled by the time you return.

A technology on the flipside of an overlay is a roof underpinning, or sub-roof system called a radiant barrier. This under-the-roof application involves installing a reflective material, such as aluminum, or even a specialized reflective spray treatment that's installed into an attic or space between a home's interior and the roof. These act as barriers to keep heat up and out of a home.

So, before grabbing a ladder and a can of patio furniture paint and exterior primer, see what roofing materials and techniques -- from the traditional to the high-tech -- have proven to work well in warmer climates. Overlays and Radiant Barriers Using an umbrella or a wide-brimmed straw hat on a hot day at the beach helps keep the sun at bay. Technology is bringing cover-ups to roofing as well. These cool-

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Slate Tile Roofing with  slate  tiles is a centuries-old European tradition that made its way to the Americas in the early 17th century. Slate is durable and beautiful, with a natural color range, and it lasts a long time with little maintenance. Light colored and earth-toned slate help in reducing the heat absorbed by a building because it has natural reflective properties. It also wears to a nice finish over time.


Some downsides to using slate are its upscale price and heavy weight. While slate is among the most beautiful roofing treatments, it is costly and harder to transport than lighter, less breakable materials. Terracotta and Clay Most regions of Spain, Mexico, Italy and the American Southwest have tons of heat and sunshine, and an abundance of Mission- or Spanish-style terra cotta roofs. Modern clay tiles have paint treatments to make them look like more expensive slate or traditional terra cotta and to add weatherproofing and reflective capabilities. Traditional rust or sienna-colored terra cotta tiles keep buildings cool through their shape as much as their composition. Terra cotta tiles go through a baking process in ovens, or kilns, which makes them harder and less porous in terms of holding lots of heat. Most often they're molded into a half-barrel or "S" shape, forming interlocking arches across a roof. Space beneath the arch of each tile allows for air and water circulation and runoff, which prevents heat capture and keeps the home below cooler. Cool Concrete Tile Less expensive than slate and clay in most cases, but more costly than traditional shingles, concrete tile is an option for warm weather durability. Concrete is heavy and takes a long time to heat, making it a good material for warm weather roofing. Using poured concrete

slab roofing is a low-cost option in many developing countries, as it provides protection from bad weather and pests. It does the same in more developed countries, acting as a barrier layer underneath more cosmetic roof treatments. Green/Living Roof Concentrations of dark asphalt roofs, parking lots and roadways in dense areas, especially in large cities, create a negative environmental effect called a "heat island effect" or "urban heat island effect." Heat soaks into these areas because of the dark materials that hold energy throughout the day and night. Painting rooftops and roads white is one step toward reducing the amount of electricity and time needed to cool these urban hot spots, but another idea is to green the spaces from the tops down. Green or living roofs incorporate a waterproof membrane filled with soil and vegetation intended to cool naturally through soil temperature and growth of greenery. Roofs made of living plants also release oxygen into the air, making it less toxic and harmful than row upon row of petroleum-based shingles atop paved streets. Water runoff also serves to cool the buildings, and the entire system protects the base roofing underneath, adding to roof longevity. Check out our next issue for the next 5 top roofing solutions for warm weather in Part 2. samui phangan real estate 

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BUILD WITH THE BEST

Whether you are looking to build, renovate, design or maintain, RSBuilt are your perfect solution.

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SBuilt are an established and trusted construction company based here in Koh Samui that offer a broad range of specialisations within the construction market. Established and operating since 2008, the two Company Directors, Rupert Willmott and Steve Munro, came together after gaining much experience independently on Koh Samui. Having known each

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other for some time they hatched the idea of RSBuilt after they realised that the construction market was in need of a fresh outlook. While the Directors of the company have a wealth of experience working in Thailand, they have always insisted on working to the same high standards that they were trained to adhere to in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Having worked in Koh Samui for many


aspects to a project are essential – each one having its own special price in the overall project – it is the coordination of these individual parts that are the key to making the whole project a success. Anything is only as good as the sum of its parts, but they will not work without skillful management. With their experienced team they are able to lead you through the whole process - from the preliminary planning right through until the project is finalised, signed off and handed to you. Their team draws its experience from both Thailand and around the world - combining the necessary knowledge and contacts with high standards and know-how from properly developed western markets - standards that they apply uncompromisingly.  RSBuilt pride themselves on a close working relationship with their customers, and you will see from the very start of the discussion about your particular project that their working practices are more complete than any other company. Right from the outset, RSBuilt are meticulous is gathering and collating as much information as possible, setting a clear understanding that their service is as comprehensive as you could expect to find anywhere in the world.

years, they have secured the best relationships on the island that are necessary to provide the best quality work for their customers.

In-house architectural and engineering services are another reason that RSBuilt stand out from the competition. With a full in-house team that means the communication between you and RSBuilt cannot be beaten. The importance of this in-house service can’t be stressed enough as the reality of this is that no third parties are involved, and so the whole process is through a one-stop-shop!

Whatever your requirement may be, big or small, RSBuilt is the perfect solution – with a wealth of experience covering new home builds, villa development, project management, engineering and architectural design as well as refurbishments or basic maintenance, RSBuilt will manage the project from start to finish leaving you worry and stress free.

RSBuilt fulfills the needs of a growing number of Koh Samui residents, investors and potential investors who require a specialist construction company you can rely upon to provide the highest professional standards. So next time you are looking to build, renovate, refurb, remodel, design or maintain – RSBuilt can provide everything you need and more for high quality results and peace of mind.

RSBuilt place high emphasis on clear and effective project management knowing that the overseeing of any project is the key to its success. While all the

Visit www.rsbuilt.com for more information or contact Steve Munro +66 (0) 879-945-034 or Rupert Willmott +66 (0) 862-710-156.

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CHAWENG VILLA PRICE : THB 17,900,000 Property Type : Garden View Villa Location : Chaweng Land Size : 600 sq.m. Villa Size : 325 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 4 Facilities : Private pool

BAN TAI VILLA

HG 078

HEADLAND VILLA

HB052

BOPHUT VILLA

PRICE :THB 18,750,000

PRICE : THB 27,750,000

PRICE : THB 36,500,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities access

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities access

: Garden View Villa : Ban Tai : 800 sq.m. : 350 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

: Ocean Front Villa : Taling Ngam : 464 sq.m. : 121 sq.m. :2 : Private pool and beach

HB045

: Beach Front Villa : Bophut : 630 sq.m. : 440 sq.m. :4 : Private pool and beach

LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 11/7 Moo1, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Tel: +66 (0) 8 1968 3486, +66 (0)77 427 648 ext.108 www.epsamui.com Email: sales@epsamui.com


BANG PO BEACH FRONT VILLA HB065

OCEAN VIEW LAMAI

PRICE : THB 20,000,000

PRICE : THB 15,000,000

PRICE : THB 15,900,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities access

: Beach Front Villa : Bang Po : 528 sq.m. : 400 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

HV117

: Ocean View Villa : Lamai : 608 sq.m. : 248 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

HV132

BANG RAK VILLA

: Ocean View Villa : Bang Rak Villa : 723 sq.m. : 307 sq.m. :2 : Private pool , beach

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOME HG058

PLAI LAEM VILLA

PRICE : THB 10,500,000

PRICE : THB 17,000,000

PRICE : THB 8,000,000

Property Type : Garden View Villa Location : Taling Ngam Land Size : 5,600 sq.m. Villa Size : 144 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 2 Facilities : Tropical Garden Landscape and Badminton Court

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities

: Ocean View Villa : Plai Laem : 400 sq.m. : 357 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

HV127

CHAWENG TOWN HOME : Garden View Villa : Chaweng Noi : 113 sq.m. : 164 sq.m. :2 : Shared pool

LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 11/7 Moo1, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Tel: +66 (0) 8 1968 3486, +66 (0)77 427 648 ext.108 www.epsamui.com Email: sales@epsamui.com


BANG KAO - 3.5 RAI

B121

THONG KRUT - 0.81 RAI

B111

LIPA YAI - 8 RAI

V181

PRICE : THB 77,000,000

PRICE : THB 16,500,000

PRICE : THB 10,000,000

The plot size is 5581sqm, with a frontage of 60m. There are a set of plans drawn up for 4 high end villas on the site - 3 with direct beach frontage and 1 behind with beach access. The land to be sold complete with all designs and architectural drawings. A must view property!

1300m2 Beach front Building plot with 21.9 meters of frontage for sale. Title is “Chanote Title”, and has road access to the plot and electricity to the plot behind already. One of very few single building size beach plots currently available. We have a house design that would fit perfectly on this plot, inquire for more details. A very rare small beach plot available at a great price

Superb panoramic ocean view land located at Lipa Yai, just 5 minutes from  Public  Beach. The land benefits from ocean view of gulf of Thailand which probably the best sunset view of the island. This is perfect for new development or investment in the future.

BANG POR - 1342 SQ.M.

CHAWENG - 3,084 SQ.M.

LIPA YAI - 1,790 SQ.M.

B157

V175

B141

PRICE : THB 25,000,000

PRICE : THB 13,500,000

PRICE : THB 17,000,000

Beachfront land with small 2 bedrooms house and 2 wooden in the back, locate in Bang por area next to famous seafood restaurant and beach development near by with 20 metters frontage and stunning view facint Koh Phangan. Ideal to re build or renovation then turn to 4-5 bedrooms highend beach villa. Good investment opportunity for beach villa, last plot in that area.

Fantastic panoramic ocean views showing most of famous Chaweng Bay from these 3,084 sqm. Located in one of the most privacy area which is on the top of the hillside area, and adjacent to Chaweng beach. This land is perfect for someone who would  like  breathtaking scenery  the gulf of Thailand.

Amazing Sunsets!!! and good value for beachfront land. Located directly on South West of Koh Samui. This plot is the perfect location for luxurious and spacious beachside residence in the island. Available  with the mandatory common utility; such as  road access , sea wall and electric utility.

LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 11/7 Moo1, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Tel: +66 (0) 8 1968 3486, +66 (0)77 427 648 ext.108 www.epsamui.com Email: sales@epsamui.com


LEAM YAI - 26 RAI

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PRICE : On Application This property, located in the centre of Koh Samui’s north coast close to the village of Ban Tai, represents an opportunity to acquire what is surely the island’s most unusual and rare site with unique aspects found nowhere else in Thailand or perhaps even in all of South East Asia. The site has an area of some 26 rai (41,600 Sqm) with its own direct beach frontage of about 250 metres. It comprises a mix of flat beach land with a sea wall already in place and behind this there iis a sloping hill side which provides spectacular views from east through north to the west with its magnificent sunsets. There are also comprehensive views of the other islands in the archipelago to the north and east and to Angthong Marine National Park to the west.

LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 11/7 Moo1, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Tel: +66 (0) 8 1968 3486, +66 (0)77 427 648 ext.108 www.epsamui.com Email: sales@epsamui.com


DHEVATARA COLLECTION BAAN CHAO LAY PRICE Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Price On Application : Beach Front Villa : Lipa Noi : 1,590 sq.m. : 600 sq.m. :5

Baan Chao Lay (meaning Fisherman’s Home in Southern Thai Dialect), is an exclusive beachfront house, on the serene west coast of the Island. This is an exclusive individually designed property, with Southern Thai style architecture blended with a contemporary internal finishes, including designer bathware and kitchens. There are vast landscaped gardens, with many water features, a large lap pool and a sala, commanding sweeping views across the sea to the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Baan Chao Lay is reached by lit government concrete road; on entering you’ll find the following

LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 11/7 Moo1, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Tel: +66 (0) 8 1968 3486, +66 (0)77 427 648 ext.108 www.epsamui.com Email: sales@epsamui.com


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LIVING IN KOH SAMUI

Koh Samui’s enduring appeal as one of the world’s top holiday destinations has inspired many people to relocate to the island, either choosing to make it their permanent home or spending extended amounts of time living what those in less blessed locations would understandably consider an idyllic lifestyle. In the last ten years, the island has developed into a full service destination and the range of facilities, amenities and services has therefore expanded considerably, making Samui one of very few places in the world where you can literally choose your preferences, both in terms of the way you pass your days and nights and also the amount of money you want to spend. Although the island’s tourist and residential worlds often collide, they can also be very distinctive. But in terms of choice, both groups benefit from the island’s incredibly diverse and eclectic offerings, whether in terms of accommodation, retail, dining, entertainment, health or adventure. As a long term resident on Samui,

if you stop to consider the sheer extent of comfort and convenience on offer around the island today it’s sometimes difficult to remember that you are living on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. As soon as you leave the beach you are spoilt for choice - shopping malls such as Tesco Lotus and Big C stock all the daily necessities and more, specialist outlets like Tops Supermarket and Villa in Lamai offer indulgent imported goods, while 7Elevens, Family Mart outlets and local shops make impulse buying a an easy option, even at 4 in the morning. A selection of fresh food markets also cater to an ever growing Thai community with everything from rice by the kilo to fresh Tiger Prawns sold by the kilo at what are very reasonable prices when compared to the deli counters of most western supermarkets. For those who prefer to dine out, Samui has developed a deserved reputation a s gourmet paradise with an enviable choice of restaurants, their menus often created by chef’s of international repute and wine lists samui phangan real estate 

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that rival those in some of the world’s top city bistros. Excellent Thai food is also readily enjoyed, either roadside at one of the island’s many affordable local eateries or in more opulent surroundings accompanied by five star service and stylised, cultural designs and entertainment.

class food and beverage choices in chic poolside surroundings. They also host regular parties with international DJs and performers. Western style pubs and nightclubs line the popular tourist strips, with sports bars like The Islander and Bondi in Chaweng showing live international sporting events.

The Samui party scene has also developed in leaps and bounds in the last few years, sophisticated Beach Clubs like Beach republic and Nikki Beach serve top

Those in search of a more healthy, green lifestyle on Samui can easily avoid the tourist bustle. The quiet beaches on the island’s south coast still feel relatively untouched by development and many small residential communities have emerged in places like Baan taling Ngam and Lip Noi, where the pace of life is slow and the tropical landscape still untroubled by crowds and commerce. Spas and wellness centres offer a wide range of treatments and therapies to rejuvenate tired souls, while yoga, meditation and other more spiritually inspired activities can be studied and practiced at various centres around the island. Families are increasingly well catered for on Samui and the island now boasts its very own International School (ISS), as well as several other learning institutions catering to to both Thai and expatriate students. The island’s clubs and organisations often organise family friendly gatherings, regular Walking Streets offer festival style outings and there are also several restaurants that cater for children’s parties. With so much on offer to residents, Samui has now become as much a place to live as it is a place to visit. It is now a multi-faceted residential island with an enviable range of services and facilities to choose from, all of which combine to offer permanent and long stay‘Samuians' one of the most appealing and diverse tropical lifestyle experiences on the planet.

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Seara has a matrix of over 15 specialty sports flooring systems that can be custom patterned to make your home gym an architectural focal point of your home. When you buy products of this caliber, expect the best in biomechanics, product intergrity, and service support.


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LIVING IN KOH PHANGAN

Stunning beaches, an affordable lifestyle and an appealing island environment have drawn a growing number of visitors and residents to Koh Phangan’s tropical shores. Many of the island’s visitors choose to stay longer than they originally planned and this has led to the establishment of a sizeable foreign community of long stay tourists, working residents, business owners and retirees. The number of foreign investors choosing Koh Phangan as their second home is increasing every year, with easy transport access, a fast developing infrastructure and a range of lifestyle and hospitality services all adding to the island’s growing appeal. Koh Phangan is a rare island escape just a short boat ride from Koh Samui’s more developed and commercial environment. This means residents and visitors can enjoy the unspoiled beauty of some of Thailand’s finest beaches while still having access to the comforts and benefits of a modern lifestyle. The recent growth in the number of luxury hotels and private villas on the island has prompted the emergence of more upmarket retail, dining and entertainment choices, with cool nightspots

and restaurants opening in the more popular beaches like Haad Rin and Thong Nai Pan. As Koh Phangan evolves from a backpacker haven in to a full service destination, the island is attracting those with the spending power to combine natural escape with a sophisticated island lifestyle. The Thai government and its tourism authority has long been promoting Koh Phangan as an eco-destination in order to transform the island’s reputation from party venue to tropical escape, promoting Koh Phangan’s natural beauty and untainted environment to the world. Eco-adventures and marine based activities are widely available to visitors and residents with mountain biking, diving, wake boarding and jungle treks all on offer to encourage a more sensitive approach to island life that also minimises the impact on the island’s ecosystem. On a practical level, the opening of a modest Tesco Lotus Supermarket, combined with a significant increase in the number of foreign run businesses has had a real impact in terms on the ease of living samui phangan real estate 

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on Koh Phangan. Designer boutiques, international cuisine, real estate agents and developers are all gradually changing the island landscape, yet the laid back lifestyle has thus far survived and the local people are known for their commitment to preserving their traditional culture. Whether selling the daily catch from their boats, chatting with friends in the shade of

the village ‘sala’ or celebrating weddings with dances and local music, local people remain distinctively Thai in many ways. As for the foreign residents, the ease of life, natural beauty and diversity of lifestyle choices make Koh Phangan a unique destination as either a permanent or second home.

REAL ESTATE OF KOH PHANGAN Koh Phangan’s real estate sector has grown as the island has developed and become more popular with visitors from around the world. Investment opportunities abound, whether it is raw beach and mountain land, off plan residential purchases or completed luxury villas for sale. Prices are considerably lower than they are on Koh Samui, which often attracts adventurous investors looking for an affordable slice of paradise. Restrictive ownership laws in Thailand, however, mean buyers are advised to go through reputable law firms when considering any purchases on Koh Phangan. As is the case on Koh Samui or Phuket, it is important for anyone considering an investment to thoroughly research the laws and regulations, as well as to ensure that any land titles are thoroughly checked and that the most secure method of purchase is found to guarantee a trouble free, longterm investment. It is advisable to research construction firms employed to guarantee that their reputation is solid and that any previous projects have been successfully completed.

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LAND TITLE DEEDS IN THAILAND There are two main types of land ownership in Thailand which we should explain

RIGHTS OF POSSESSION Firstly there is the right of possession, for example, land that has been used by a family for generations to the benefit of the land and they have possession rights of the land under the civil and commercial code. Such titles are Sor Kor 1,Tor Bor 5 , 6 or Sor Por Gor 4. These titles basically are only family possession rights and generally only used for farming. These titles can not be bought or sold and no building rights or legal acts would be allowed on the land. I do know of cases where families being in possession of certain pieces of land for generations have been able to upgrade them to regular land title deeds but this is not generally the case and any serious investor would not normally give any credibility to these titles of possession.

RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP Usually we are looking for land title deeds giving right of ownership not possession. Here there are basically three title deeds:- Chanote, Nor Sor 3 and Nor Sor 3 Gor. The most sought after titles are the Chanote and the Nor Sor 3 Gor as both these titles have legal documents of Rights of Ownership and can be sub-divided into smaller plots and planning permission and any such legal acts can be carried out immediately on the land.The only difference with the Nor Sor 3 is that although legal documents are issued for the land it has not been accurately surveyed which can lead to problems in verifying actual land area. And if any legal act is to take place on this land it must be published for at least 30 days. As we have been saying all the way through if it is not clear 100%, seek the advice of a legal professional in this field, as there are also many other issues that are important to consider such as servitude, access and rights of way.

LAND MEASUREMENT & SURVEY Land in Thailand is measured in Rai, Ngan and Talang Wah. • 1 Wah= 4 sqm • 1 Ngan= 100 Wah or 400 sqm • 4 Ngan= 1 Rai or 1600 sqm In comparison to Western Standards: • 2.50 Rai= 1 Acre • 6.25 Rai= 1 Hectare

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TIPS FOR STARTING A NEW BUSINESS Are you planning to start your own business for the first time in Thailand? If so, we hope this useful information will help put your business on the right track. The simplest and easiest sort of company for foreigners to form with a small business is a Thai Limited Company. In Thailand, a Limited Company is a company with up to 100 shareholders, who share the same business purpose and is formed with a Capital divided into equal shares.

GETTING STARTED To set up a company, you must first have the memorandum that can be acquired at the registration office. To properly register, you are required to provide the authorities with details of your company and list a minimum of three shareholders (who can either be Thai or foreign nationals or both). At least seven days after you first approach the department, you can call a shareholder’s meeting to reach an agreement on the purpose of your business and set up the company’s operational rules. Having agreed on the purpose of your business, you can then apply for business registration at the same department. If you cannot agree on company rules, you can refer to those stated in the Civil and Commercial Code’s partnership and companies section.

SHARES Besides the issues of business registration, you must also make sure that your company’s shares are worth no less than 5 baht each. These shares can be transferred or even sold if the company has no regulations on this matter. Every shareholder must be given a share certificate, a document that guarantees their status as a shareholder. Should anyone wish to transfer their shares to another party; they have to fill in the share transfer form that confirms the deal between the transferor and transferee. The company also has to have in its possession a register of shareholders that contains a record of all the company’s shareholders. The book is evidence that will identify the company’s shareholders.

SHAREHOLDERS AND CHAIRPERSON A Limited Company’s shareholders can be either Thai or foreign nationals or both, but the percentage of shares held by foreign national plays a significant role in determining the nationality of your company, which may impose serious limitations on the company’s rights, such as landownership. If less than 49% of your company’s shares are held by foreigners, your company is considered a Thai company.

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However, if foreign nationals hold more than 49% of the shares, your company is a foreign company. The significant differences between Thai and foreign companies operating in Thailand lie in their rights to buy and own properties or other businesses. It is therefore important, especially for those in real estate and development businesses, to know and remember that unless your company is Thai, you are restricted in the ability to possess and obtain land and property in this country without an exemption granted by the government. Foreign companies are also restricted to certain activities and to proceed with certain operations the company will have to apply for permission from the government. In such instances, applications will be considered case by case. They will also face tough scrutiny and strict restrictions on their right to operate and ability to run their business. These companies will be treated in the same way as foreign nationals seeking jobs in Thailand. If you are registered as a Thai company, you are automatically granted the right to purchase and own properties and other business and will be treated the same way as a Thai citizen. However, according to new legislation that has recently come into effect, the Land Department’s staff are now required to thoroughly investigate your Thai shareholders’ sources of income. Thai shareholders in a company wishing to purchase properties in Thailand have to declare their income and provide the authorities with evidence that proves their ability to co-invest with other foreign shareholders in the same company. Only those successful in convincing the authorities are granted the right to purchase and possess land. Companies with approval from the Land Department can then proceed with their applications for land title deeds or other certificates of use and possession.

LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER A company limited has to have its own board of directors to act on behalf of the company. This panel will, however, act under the regulations and agreements approved by the shareholders. Appointing directors or removing any of them requires shareholders approval. At the end of the company’s financial year, within five months, it shall be the duty of the company to present the balance sheet to the Department of Business Development (DBD). If your company fails to present the balance sheet, the company will be fined up to 50,000 baht and the company’s board of directors may also be fined up to 50,000 baht. If the committee refuses to pay the fine, the police can appeal to the court for a warrant and file a lawsuit against the resilient parties. Withdrawal of the company’s business registration is also another penalty the company may face, should they not provide the authorities with the necessary statement. Information courtesy of Khun Surin Puangpakdee Senior Lawyer NSP&Laws Firm +66 077 458 204

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the legal arena  l  building regulations

BUILDING REGULATIONS ON KOH SAMUI In order to build on Koh Samui you must first obtain a building permit from the municipality office and your building must meet certain requirements, depending on the location of the land on which you wish to build. There are 4 defined areas for land depending on its distance from the beach. (See diagram on opposite page)

STAGE 1. Land up to 10 Meters from the beach. The law states that no construction is permitted within this area.

STAGE 2. Land up to 50 Meters from the beach. Within this area you are permitted to construct a single storey building only It’s height cannot exceed 6 Meters (including the roof) and the building cannot exceed the maximum allowed area of 75 Square Meters.

STAGE 3. Land up to 200 Meters from the beach. Within this area you are permitted to build up to a maximum height of 12 Meters (including the roof). The maximum allowed size is 2000 Square Meters.

STAGE 4. Land located more than 200 Meters from the beach. Within this area, building of up to 12 Meters in height (including the roof) can be constructed. In addition, all buildings must now be constructed with peaked roofs, flat roofs are no longer permitted. Information courtesy of Manit Tajew (Senior Lawyer Miklaw Associates)

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ISLAND CONTACTS PROPERTY DEVELOPERS/ ESTATE AGENTS ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENTS .....................077 231 625 ADVANTAGE PROPERTY.....................................081 892 6372 ANGTHONG APARTMENTS....................................077 430 326 ANGTHONG VILLAS.............................................089 972 1539 AQUALINA SAMUI.................................................084 322 4680 ARTRIUM SUITES.................................................087 607 6078 BAAN FAA SAI BY ANGTHONG HILLS...................086 256 555 BAAN RAK TALAY .................................................. 077 430 326 BAANSUAY LAND & HOUSE..................................077 426 967 BAMBUH................................................................086 061 4280 BAN SWEET COCONUT.......................................089 500 9800 BASE DEVELOPMENTS.........................................077 961 762 BEACH REPUBLIC................................................ 089 011 9538. CD&P......................................................................081 924 9574 CENTURY 21 BY ZAZEN PROPERTIES...............089 866 8931 CHAWENG BAYVIEW RESORT...........................077 414 071-5 CHAWENG COVE BEACH RESORT......................077 422 509 CHAWENG SILA......................................................077 430 779 CHEONGMON GARDENS ....................................086 043 5438 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTY ................................089 866 2062 DHEVATARA PROPERTY........................................077 430 326 DREAMCOAST DEVELOPMENTS........................081 082 9355 ECO REAL ESTATE ASIA........................................077 961 991 EMERALD RESIDENCE........................................081 903 8003 EXCLUSIVE VILLA ................................................084 708 1501 FUNCTION HOMES.................................................077 430 540 HALCYON SAMUI PROPERTIES..........................089 971 7194 HILLSIDE VILLAGE...............................................081 903 8003 HOLLYWOOD VILLA..............................................083 396 0244 HORIZON HOMES...................................................077 417 005 INFINITY SAMUI....................................................089 666 0610 IPM SAMUI.............................................................081 894 4093 KOH SAMUI LAND & HOME..................................089 474 1837 KARMA SAMUI........................................................077 413 901 KOH PHANGAN HOLIDAY HOMES......................087 898 3918 KOH SAMUI PROPERTY.........................................077 230 606 KALARA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES..............077 246 100 KIRIKAYAN...............................................................077 247 867 LAAN DARA SAMUI.................................................077 414 204 LAEM NOI LAND....................................................081 903 8003 LOTUS TERRACES...............................................089 972 3043 LUXURY LIVING KOH SAMUI...............................091 034 3808 LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES...............................077 427 648 LUXURY VILLAS SIAM..........................................087 922 8381 MANDALAY GARDEN............................................080 523 4488 MANGROVE VILLA ...............................................081 374 0014 MAXXIMUM............................................................083 646 4555 MINI GOLF.............................................................081 787 9148

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MOBY DICK GUESTHOUSE.................................081 892 1990 NARAI KIRI............................................................081 537 3088 NARESH..................................................................077 426 944 NIRVANA-VILLA.COM OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESIDENCE.............089 813 5715 OCEAN 13 THE RESIDENCES.............................085 885 3434 OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO ................080 535 1725 PALM CREEK RESIDENCE...................................081 374 0014 PALM GROUP ASIA...............................................085 795 9393 PLAI LAEM VILLAS................................................085 782 4910 PEARL PROPERTY...............................................081 370 2480 PHATHONG RESIDENCE.....................................089 813 5715 PLUMERIA PLACE..................................................077 430 043 PROPERTYBROKERSTHAI.COM RBC PROPERTIES ...............................................089 894 9088 REPLAY SAMUI ..................................................... 077 448 201 RESOTEL GROUP INTERNATIONAL...................081 737 3076 ROYAL SAMUI HEIGHTS........................................077 414 222 SAMRAN GARDENS.............................................089 474 1837 SAMUI BURI BEACH RESORT............................077 447 275-9 SAMUI ESCAPES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT..... 077 245 136 SAMUI ESTATES CORPORATION..........................077 414 222 SAMUI PHANGNAN PROPERTIES.......................081 979 0679 SAMUI QUICK SALE ............................................081 082 4030 SAMUI SANCTUARY.............................................084 689 7081 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES.......................................077 427 648 SAGE LAND & HOUSE..........................................089 016 9750 SAMUI RESOTEL BEACH RESORT.......................077 422 374 SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE.........................................077 430 326 SAMUI DIAMOND PROPERTIES..........................087 895 4132 SAMUJANA............................................................080 886 4226 SEA VIEW LAND FOR SALE ...............................081 651 1444. SHAMBALA SUNSET BEACH VILLA.....................089 972 1539 SIAM IMMO COMPANY.........................................081 850 6475 SINTHORANEE PROPERTY...................................077 414 222 TALING NGAM TROPICAL VILLA..........................089 651 0302 THAI PROPERTY.....................................................086 948 443 THAILAND RETREATS............................................077 427 774


THE BAY SAMUI.................................................... 084 111 7500 THE EMERALD THONGSON................................081 893 5996 THE MANDALAY VILLAS.......................................085 797 0477 THE PHUFAR RESIDENCE ..................................081 535 9100 THE ROYAL MOUNTAIN........................................081 956 1636

THE SEA KOH SAMUI.............................................077 961 982 THONG NAI PAN ESTATE.....................................083 391 8159 TONGTIP MANSIONS...........................................081 476 2646

TROPICAL HOME.................................................082 179 3933 VERTICOLOR SAMUI .............................................077 914 000 VILLA SOPHIA & VILLA COCONUT......................087 823 7371 WEB MARKETING AND RESERVATIONS............089 866 4515 YUPA LAND AND HOUSE.....................................081 891 7912

AUDIO VISUAL INTERIOR DESIGN AV INSTALLATION SYSTEM.................................089 971 5775

AVIVA........................................................................02 685 3676

CREATIVE SYSTEM PROJECTS ........................ 080 698 6811

GARDEN & LANDSCAPE BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING...............084 315 9742 HELICONIA LANDSCAPE GARDEN.....................081 090 5489

X2 RESIDENCES...................................................082 495 2525

KITCHEN HARDWARE

LEGAL SERVICES

FRANKE KITCHENS................................................02 236 9777

LIMCHAROEN..........................................................077 246 185

IKON KITCHEN......................................................089 972 2789

BLUMENTHAL RICHTER & SUMET.......................077 231 732

ONE STOP SOLUTIONS.......................................081 893 4935

H.A.FELE.................................................................077 423 073

BIG BUSINESS........................................................077 413 764

I.P.M. SAMUI..........................................................081 894 4093

CHARNDELL DISPUTE MANAGEMENT................02 514 9170

RS VENTURE.......................................................02 662 3571-3

DFDL........................................................................077 246 081

SWIMMING POOLS

IPM SAMUI.............................................................081 894 4093

MANIT ASSOCIATES...............................................077 458 135 NAT ACCOUNTING..................................................077 246 249 NAI ANDREW PARK..............................................081 830 4462

CP POOL..................................................................077 234 410

SUKHOTHAI INTER LAW........................................077 430 642

JD POOLS................................................................077 427 356

NSP & LAWS FIRM..................................................077 458 204

DES JOYAUX...........................................................077 247 588

VITTAYA BUSINESS LAW OFFICE ........................077 484 470

PURA POOLS..........................................................077 960 565

WONDERFUL SERVICES.....................................081 086 5141

TSP POOLS.............................................................077 234 034

LIGHTING SYSTEMS

DESIGN SERVICES

CREATIVE SYSTEM PROJECTS ........................ 080 698 6811

3D ARCHITECT ...................................................... 077 238 962

FIBER OPTICS.........................................................077 448 077

JMAN LTEK LED-LIGHTING................................. 081 893 5996 AV INSTALLATION SYSTEM.................................089 971 5775

HOME & DECOR BEAUTIFUL WORLD.............................................081 956 0337

CERA......................................................................084 648 5333

GOLDEN DRAGON..................................................083 646 555

I.P.M. SAMUI..........................................................081 894 4093 ONE STOP SOLUTIONS.......................................081 893 4935

NUTTARAT DECORATE .........................................077 920 266 ORIENTAL LIVING...................................................077 247 675 SALAK THAI.............................................................077 234 368 SURAT BAANSAUY...............................................081 691 1719

SECURITY SYSTEMS B-SMART SYSTEMS...............................................077 248 362 CREATIVE SYSTEM PROJECTS ........................ 080 698 6811

ARCHITECTUAL VISUALISATIONS........................077 247 862 BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING...............084 315 9742 OPEN DESIGNER.................................................089 890 4960 SAMUI GRAPEVINE..............................................080 620 9964

SIL ARCHITECTS..................................................083 690 9700 THAI REVIVAL DESIGN.........................................089 612 0684

PHOTOGRAPHY ANNE SOPHIE SAMUIPICS..................................080 102 9791

CHRONOS DYNAMICS.........................................081 894 4513 CLAUDIO / FANTASYATWORK.COM ...................087 270 4972 HELICAM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.....................089 874 7464

ORIENTAL LIVING...................................................077 247 675 SKY PIXELS...........................................................080 102 9791

ENGINEERING SERVICES EASTERN TECHNICAL ENGINEERING.................077 295 316 samui phangan real estate 

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HOME SERVICES

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712

ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712

AUTOMATIC GATE................................................081 892 1066

CERIS LAFARGE ROOFING...................................02 586 5600 ECO PEST CONTROL...........................................085 791 2496 EUROPEAN RAIN GUTTERING..............................077 423 073

EZ DOCK (THAILAND)............................................077 426 955 FAR THAWEE PORN............................................077 245 570-1

INFINITY HOME MANAGEMENT............................077 426 608 NITE STONE............................................................077 247 769 ONE STOP SOLUTIONS.......................................081 893 4935 SAMUI MASTER WATER.........................................077 427 726 SEARA SPORTS......................................................076 355 040

BLUE BUILDING...................................................... 077 430 411 EXIM STUDIO..........................................................02 934 7921 KOH SAMUI CONSTRUCTION.............................089 510 2040 PALM CONSTRUCTION..........................................077 961 991 P&W CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT.................077 238 182. RS BUILT ..............................................................086 271 0156 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES.......................................077 430 326 SEA B.C...................................................................077 960 584 TROPICAL BUILDERS.............................................077 602 262

SUNFLEX ASIA........................................................077 414 412 THE STONE DOCTOR..........................................087 282 4930 TRUE VISIONS........................................................077 231 490 UNIVERSE LOGISTICS.........................................086 344 4989

FINANCE SERVICE GFS AUSTRALASIA...............................................085 795 9393

INSURANCE SERVICES CT TRADING INSURANCE.....................................038 420 618 ENSURE ASIA..........................................................077 417 015

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712 DMA........................................................................085 790 1520 RS BUILT ..............................................................086 271 0156

MAINTENANCE SERVICE ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712 MANAGING SAMUI..................................................077 430 010 SQUEAKY CLEAN WINDOWS..............................087 013 7650

OTHER BANGKOK AIR WAYS ..........................................077 422 512-9 BLUECHIP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY..........089 651 0020 FIREWORKS SAMUI.............................................087 263 4371 KLIK ASIA...............................................................089 866 4515 SAMUI RESCUE..............................077 421 444/087 263 4371 TESCO LOTUS........................................................077 245 400 TS-TEAK................................................................081 893 4933

LEISURE SAMUI

SIL ARCHITECTS..................................................083 690 9700 100 DEGREE EAST DIVE CENTER........................077 245 396 BBC CAFÉ ..............................................................077 425 089 CHANTARA JUNK BOAT.......................................087 064 3126 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SAMUI...................077 484 548 MAGNOLIA SPA.......................................................077 601 133 TROPICAL MURPHYS.............................................077 413 614 MINI GOLF.............................................................081 787 9148 MOBY DICK IRISH BAR........................................081 892 1990 OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESTAURANT............077 245 134 OCEANS ELITE CHARTERS...................................077 427 244 RAJDHEVEE CLINIC...............................................077 430 702 PAUL ROPP SAMUI .............................................086 270 3060 WECI & COMPUTER INSTITUTE............................077 233 101 ZAZEN BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA.......................077 430 345

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