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Fashion of Inspiration & Architectural Splendor

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By Carolina Herrera

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BVLGARI Celebrates

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Tech

White is More

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Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

UAE Sports

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Ha Anh Vu, Vietnam’s Supergirl

Hot Spot

Telling Fear to Shut Up!

Living 68 Culture 72

Lifestyle 22 Dreamy In-Coast Koh Kood

Focus 46 About Her

Decorate

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Marin Beach

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Beach Republic Koh Samui

Project-Y The E-MTB

Demon Monster

What’s Appening

Banyan Tree Phuket

Table Tales

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Nam Prik & Sweet Sticky Rice with Mixed Fruits

Life is Extreme, Skydiving With Jeff Chan

About Him

Kjetil Aaboe, CEO of Bluepoint Luxury Condominiums Phuket

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Samui | Bangkok | Phuket | UAE

Helping Hands

Rotary Club of Koh Samui

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Positive Thoughts on a Positive Day There’s much turmoil in the world today, much disappointment and anger. We are all faced daily by stress and difficult situations. But if we apply a little mindfulness and thought to our actions and reactions this then can in turn give us a positive response from a negative situation. Let me explain, for example you are by no fault of your own in a situation where somebody is angry at you. Probably just something small and insignificant but you’ve just had a lot of negative feelings and emotions thrown your way. Arguing only perpetuates conflict. Picking up that bag of burden now is the wrong thing to do. I don’t mean to be emotionless or cold, but now you have the choice of allowing this act to darken your day or to accept what has happened and move on with your beautiful day still shining. So why stress out on things out of your control or something that you cannot change. There’s a wonderful world out there full of different cultures and love. It was my dream with One Coast to showcase many of these good things in life and to basically share the love we have. Myself and our team strive to pick out the Crème de la Crème for you and in this issue, you’ll not be disappointed. Yet again we have some amazing photographs from Bogdan Theodorov with his Sanctuarium collection. Then we were lucky enough to get an interview with Ha Anh Vu, one of the most talked about supermodels and personalities in Vietnam, not only a celebrity but a personality that represents the younger generation. She is an emblem of the generation that is young, intelligent, dynamic, and ambitious. If your life needs some excitement Jeff Chan gives us an inside look at how to throw yourself out of an airplane, Jeff is a certified Wing Suit instructor, one of the newest skydiving sports. If something more down to earth is your thing we have one of the newest Electric mountain bikes, technology is evolving so fast that now even this is possible. Want an island getaway that is still stunningly undisturbed, we show you Koh Kood, a secret emerald in the Gulf of Thailand. But if that’s too slow then jump in the new Dodge Demon, 840 horse power will certainly take your breath away. So, we have the ultimate in fashion, personalities, sports and locations to go. Dive into One Coast and just have a great positive day.

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Enjoy Carolina

Herrera’s Spring 17 with an effortless attitude. . .

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he spring 2017 collection is a statement on the style codes of Carolina Herrera. marking three and half decades of elegance and style, this season is an authentic expression of the designer’s stand alone mission, “i want to make clothes that are beautiful and effortless, you don’t have to think about them, only wear them with ease.” Tailoring softened by feminine details and silhouettes in a graphic black and white palette highlighted by metallics— organza, pleated tulle, lace, floral jacquards and unique denim shapes blend day and night—underscoring glamour is synonymous with carolina herrera’s take on elegance. Jewelry courtesy of Belperron featuring new and vintage pieces designed by Madame Belperron.

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Ashi is the czar of haute couture…

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Ashi’s new collection embodies the emotions of that elusive woman, with cascading veils to hide the sorrow, leaf-shaped embroidery across the bodice to recapture love, tree-inspired designs along the neckline to give back her voice. Hues are soft, almost ephemeral, a million shades of pearl, with surprise splashes of sun. He has brilliantly woven a tale of passion, of eternity and of remembrance which goes like this: She arrived at midnight, in a rush of passion, entering her hotel room with barely contained sensuality, and breathlessly waiting. Every step she heard on the wooden stairs was a promise; every door that opened brought love blissfully closer. The hours passed, the night turned into day, and again into night, an endless passing of time, waiting for fulfillment that never came. She slid on the bed and fell into oblivion, clinging onto empty promises, succumbing to a veil of sorrow, while gusts of an unforgiving wind kept the shutters forever closed.As the years flew by, she gradually transcended her physical beauty, imprinting herself onto the very room where she sought refuge.

There’s a whisper in the air, a lingering sense of her presence. Even though she appears to have vanished without a trace, she remains in that gilded room, inside a once grand hotel’s crumbling beauty. Her heart melted into the chair, her hair transformed into the drapes and her eyes became the all-seeing windows. The very core of her being inhabits the room. Her soul has found solace within the four walls, and the room has absorbed her feminine essence, transforming itself into a mirror image of her persona. She may be gone but she’s still here, wrapping her spirit around anyone who crosses the threshold. 17 O N E CO A S T www.ashistudio.com


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Just go rock with your tattoo style… Kat Von D Beauty, the high-performance beauty brand created by renowned tattoo artist Kat Von D, goes one step bolder for Fall looks with more intense colors, more blendable textures, and more innovative formulas that you will love. Rock the ultimate flawless complexion this Fall with Kat Von D Beauty’s new, high performance, Lock-It Concealer Crème, the first formula that brings together everything you wanted in a concealer. Paired with a groundbreaking precision-crafted makeup brush, these artistry quality tool and high performance formulas are 100% vegan and 100% cruelty-free and will help you create the perfect complexion canvas.

Meet the new crème on the block! Contour, correct and conceal with Kat’s new, one coat cover-all multi-tasking concealer. Lock-It Concealer Crème is the first formula to bring together everything you’ve ever wanted in a concealer—super-creamy, blendable full coverage and most importantly a true 24-hour wear. With the built-in artistry applicator you can brighten undereyes, cover blemishes, correct discoloration, and neutralize redness, contour, and highlight. With a collection of 20 shades, long-wear, full coverage concealing and contouring is now possible for all skin types.

Kat’s new artistry brush is as beautiful as it is powerful. Featuring groundbreaking, first-tomarket sculpted shape made from 100% cruelty-free bristles, and sleek acrylic handle with an ergonomic grip, this brush offers ultimate precision and control. The Lock-it Concealer Crème is especially designed for applying concentrating formulas exactly where you want full coverage. The custom stiletto-shaped handle was taken from a design hand-sketched by Kat and inspired by a witch’s broomstick. Try it for contouring smaller areas, or as your magic wand to erase imperfections.

The first ever eyeshadow primer that colors, corrects and primes lids according to skin tone. Unlike one-shade-fits all, sheer primers, Kat’s formula takes eye prep to the next level. It features opaque coverage, light-reflecting Multi-Faceted Color Correcting pigments and a range of five shades. In an easy-to-use twist stick, this primer completely neutralizes lid discoloration and smoothes imperfections, creating a perfectly prepped, even eyelid. With Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer, shadow applies pure and true, color saturation is intensified and your looks stay crease-free for a full 24-hour.

It’s a limited edition of Kat’s bestselling Tattoo Liner. Featuring a beautiful brushed metal component, it has the signature blacker-than-black, long-wear, waterproof formula and precision brush tip that makes creating the perfect Kat Eye easier than ever. With a sleek matte gunmetal finish and custom stars, this liner is a must-have piece that truly embodies the phrase “beautiful inside and out.” The added weight of the thicker gunmetal shell makes this limited edition Tattoo Liner super ergonomic, giving you more control for creating precise, sharp lines. www.sephora.com

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Unspoilt Untouched Beauty

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Koh Kood It does seem today that more and more people are seeking to get away from it all and find that tiny piece of unspoilt paradise. Sadly, this in turn means that these beautiful pieces are often very quickly commercialized, built up and over run by package tourism. We’ve seen it happen to quite a few places around Thailand and although most still are amazingly picturesque having a dozen 7 11’s just across the street doesn’t really add to the ambience. So, finding that piece of paradise that offers a little but not too much and is wonderfully unspoilt is a very special find and One Coast were very pleased to stumble on Koh Kood, or sometimes written as Koh Kut. A small island nestled in the Gulf of Thailand close to the Cambodian border, home to rainforest, coconut and rubber plantations, sleepy fishing villages, and fewer than 2,000 people. Most have heard of Koh Chang, well after Koh Chang there is a smaller island Koh Mak then just a touch further Koh Kood. Koh Kood's great advantage is its relative remoteness. Getting there requires an internal flight or train journey from Bangkok, followed by an hour's boat ride from the mainland. This sounds more of an expedition than it is. It's only an hour flight from Bangkok to the small airport at Trat, and the refreshing taxi ride to the ferry port took us through lush green countryside, past villages and temples and delicious local fruit stalls.There are at least three piers in close vicinity which take you at various speeds over the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand and if you’re lucky you might glimpse a dolphin on the way. Lodging on Koh Kood is varied. There are homestays and budget bungalows, as well as a handful of luxury resorts, but even these encourage a barefoot, relaxed approach. There are no landlines, internet access is usually available but don’t count on it, and only a few cars as getting them to the island is difficult and expensive. All this gives the island a slow, warm and very tranquil laid back feeling.This was exactly what we had been looking for, it's not that we don't like other people but we were seeking that perfect place to relax and unwind. Koh Kood was just that place.

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Our first stay was at Montana Bungalows, after disembarking from our express boat which wasn’t quite as express as we expected we jumped in a waiting pick up and took the half hour journey over a surprisingly good road then two km on rough tracks through the rain forest until paradise itself opened up. Praveena, our host greeted us at a long wooden pier like path with a warm smile chatting in a delightful mix of French, English And Thai and guided us through the line of wooden beach bungalows and palms lining the inner sea lake and past the large family bungalows in front of the beach to the reception area. Local fruits had been freshly pressed and served deliciously cold as our welcome drinks. Already I could feel myself relaxing and even though I’ve seen some sumptuous beaches in Thailand over my 25 years this almost private quiet resort on the edge of the rain forest and mangroves was just the pinnacle of perfection right now and gave me more of a feeling of coming home. Everything was just right, no hustle no bustle, no big choices just a small selection and lovely open friendly folk greeting us with hugs and smiles. What more could you want with the crystal-clear water only a few metres away and a huge white sandy beach just for yourself, already I didn’t want to leave. Montana Bungalow images courtesy of Andrea Wittstruck


I can’t think of many places I have enjoyed staying more. There was no reason to lock anything up here whether yourself or your possessions that had no real value here on this dreamy part of the world. Evenings were a family affair, and everyone would join with a Thai Seafood BBQ and local dishes served. To walk or even ride out of the resort at night was difficult on the track but I never heard anyone complain. Those there joined the family BBQ drinking Leo beers and SangSom whiskey on the terrace watching the squid fishing boats on the horizon until retiring with a big smile content to their own bungalows for the night. We left Montana after 3 or 4 days, whatever it was much too early. Leaving was almost a sad affair but with hugs and promises of a return. I can remember Praveena shouting out to us as we rode off “come back soon you family now” and she was right. We had rented a scooter for our week in Kood and it is the best advice to anyone coming. The island might not be the biggest but it is full of unspoilt beauty with good roads and exploring was all part of the fun. No real direction each day just riding around checking out the beautiful rain forests and the waterfalls was bliss. We found local seafood restaurants at the end of a pier serving fresh fish, prawns and crab from nets hung round the restaurant. Small Thai stands on the side of the road with the most delicious BBQ pork and Som Tam imaginable. There might not be your huge choice on Koh Kood, but the offered selection was always special. Our next stop was Away Resort, arriving here the GM Jonny rushed out to greet us and after giving us a short tour of this beautiful luxury resort and introducing us to various staff on the way left us to enjoy a welcome cocktail in their picturesque restaurant along the beach. Away Resort was certainly something more noble with its classic Thai wooden bungalows overlooking a bay, two restaurants, spa, pool and sports facilities. Staff were super friendly, helpful but graceful respectful and diligent in their work. The grounds and bungalows were impeccable and this could have been no mean feat on this laid back island. We took a kayak over to the next beach and into one of the estuaries and a speed boat trip around Koh Kood itself. We walked seemingly untouched beaches, snorkeled through swarms of colored fish and corals. Away Resort prided itself in giving you lots of options, you could do so much or just as much just lie back in their beach hammocks, enjoying the refreshing cocktails and let Away & Koh Kood recharge your system. One special tip that should not be missed if you’re lucky enough to visit Away resort is book their special dining table at the end of the jetty. That romantic table just a table for two or four at the end of the pier was just something amazing, such a wonderful feeling dining in the cool evening breeze watching the sunset over the ocean with some scrumptious cocktails and delicious seafood. Do not miss out on the chef’s tamarind prawns, super delicious. It’s been a long time since I could unwind completely but here my body was being revived and my mind replenished. Koh Kood together with Away Resort and Montana Bungalows gave me more real holiday and relaxation than I’ve had for years. 24

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Montana www.kohkoodmontana.com +66 95 253 8729 Away Koh Kood Resort 43/8 Moo 2, Baan Klong Chao, Koh Kood, Trat 23000 THAILAND Telephone: +66 8 1835 4517 Email: book.akk@awayresorts.com www.awayresorts.com Facebook: AwayKohKoodResort Instagram: awayresortsandvillas

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BVLGARI CELEBRATES THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION’S 25 ANNUAL TH

ACADEMY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY THE AUCTION OF AN ICONIC WHITE GOLD & PAVE DIAMOND DIVAS’ DREAM NECKLACE CONTRIBUTED $75,000 TO THE OVERALL TOTAL February 26, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – BVLGARI, the iconic Italian jewelry house, celebrated the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s (EJAF) 25th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Sir Elton John and David Furnish hosted the gala event where BVLGARI auctioned off an 18 karat white gold, full pavé diamond Divas’ Dream necklace, raising $75,000 for the foundation. Two of BVLGARI’s signature timepieces were also ballot prizes awarded to two very lucky guests who guessed the most correct Academy Awards winners. Alicia Vikander captivated the EJAF audience from the Hollywood & Highland Center as she opened the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony shining in a High-Jewelry Divas’ Dream necklace. Bulgari once again innovated the red carpet with a cylindrical tunnel of sparkle and light.

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For a fifth consecutive year, award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay prepared a sumptuous dinner while party guests enjoyed watching a live telecast of the 89th Academy Awards. Entering the tents, guests walked through a gallery of images and sparkling vitrines featuring BVLGARI jewels that have been worn by the most glamorous celebrities, and featured in various films, throughout the decades. Dinner was followed by an exciting live auction of the iconic BVLGARI Divas’ Dream necklace presented on stage by Bulgari brand ambassador, Lottie Moss. Guest were delighted by the on-stage musical performance of St. Paul and the Broken Bones. The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar Night®. Over the past 24 years, this annual event has raised more than $50 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters.These funds help the Foundation to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, including urgently needed medical care in the Caribbean, innovative treatment and prevention programs in the Southern United States, and national initiatives addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and Canada.

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 Amongst the guests and supporters were an array of celebrities, including those wearing various BVLGARI pieces, such as Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Jasmine Sanders, Lottie Moss, Jon Kortajarena, Josephine Skriver, Caroline Vreeland, Gus Kenworthy, Michelle Dockery, Toby Huntington-Whiteley, Alice Eve, YouTube star Joey Graceffa, Rachel Griffiths, HSH Princess Lilly zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg, Paz Vega, David Jarre, Zachary Quinto and Marjorie Gubelmann

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Jimmy Choo’s stimulating SS17 campaign

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mmy Choo unveils the Spring Summer 2017 Women’s and Men’s campaign starring models Kiki Willems and Lou Gaillot. The inspiration for the collection is brought to life by photographer Dan Jackson with a bold set design realised by Shona Heath that features enlarged hand-painted florals. The larger-than-life canvasses seduce with flora in sensuous tones of iris purple, icy blues and marigold oranges. The video sees the botanica come to life with animation that calls attention to the graphic flora-inspired shoes and bags from the Spring Summer collection. This evocative, landscape blooms for the Jimmy Choo Woman and Man to explore together. "I wanted the new campaign to portray the Jimmy Choo woman and man in the same environment. The one-of-a-kind beauty found in nature was a key inspiration for the Spring Summer collection and how we need to pause in our busy lives to stop for a moment and marvel at the wonders we co-exist with. The oversized perspective of the set reinforces the extraordinarily mesmerising power of nature,” said Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo.

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Hat: Raceu Skirt: Petite Madmoiselle Socks: Calzedonia Sandals: Gemelli

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Jewelry: Sevda Diamonds Faux Fur: Mango Gold Bag: Cathias Edeline Black Bag: Poema Boots: Gemelli Coat: Timiami

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Photographer: Bogdan Teodorov Instagram: fashionbooksphoto Facebook: BogdanTeodorov www.bogdanteodorov.com Fashion stylist: Andra Teodorov Instagram: andra_teodorov Hair stylist: Camelia Tugearu Instagram: cameliatugearu www.cameliatugearu.com Makeup artist: Corina Tudor Instagram: corina_tudor www.corinatudor.com Model: Irina Batrac Ăą MRA Models Instagram: irinab25 Photo editing: Fashion Retouch Instagram: fashion_retouch www.fashionretouch.com

Slip dress: Gio @WaG.No Blouse: WaG.No Slippers: WaG.No Socks: Calzedonia Jewelry: Sevda Diamonds

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Keemala An all-pool villa wonderland set in the woodlands of Phuket, Keemala proudly showcases Thai talents in its design and architecture, custom designed furniture, textiles, hand-laid mosaic murals, and even spa products and villa amenities. The recently opened resort has blossomed into an impressive and enchanting forest retreat for everyone to enjoy. Guests are enticed to step beyond the sumptuous settings of the romantic villas, delicious cuisine, and pampering spa treatments to immerse in a world of traditions, nature, and the basics of living.Whether it is to enjoy a morning stroll in the organic garden with rescued water buffalos, pack traditional compresses with freshly picked herbs, learn to cook signature Thai dishes, or harvest and extract fresh aloe vera from the garden, visitors leave Keemala with an appreciation for the local and natural lifestyle. Keemala recently earned notable recognition as winner of ‘Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces’ by the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) for its lush hillside and tropical gardens. Celebrating all forms of creativity in hospitality projects, along with the guest experiences that the overall design impacts, the award is coveted and recognizes the skills involved in hotel development and architecture.


For a truly authentic experience, stay in the welcoming and earthy Clay Pool Cottage where natural sunlight brightens the spacious bathroom, fully equipped with a soaking tub, and indoor and outdoor monsoon showers. ‘Keemala Immersion’ package includes 3 nights stay with daily breakfast and one degustation dinner, spa treatments, Heritage Walk Tour of Phuket Old Town, and a bottle of Champagne. Price starts from THB 62,650++ per couple. www.keemala.com/packages stay@keemala.com for reservations


Telling Fear To Shut Up!

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The fear of making a mistake, of messing up, almost always is surrounded by thoughts about yourself when it happens, or what will others think? I have always felt like there is two people inside of me, a bipolar struggle between the one voice that says, “Go for it,” whilst the other voice says, “be careful, it won’t work, you will mess up.” It does seem that this second voice has a lot more to say about how I should live my life. The thing is, as far back as I can remember it was painfully obvious that messing up, that making a mistake was a bad thing. My earliest memory of this was coming home with my school report card, with good to great grades on almost everything, except for that one ‘F’ — and you guessed it, all the focus goes to that failure. In hindsight, what is clear now, is that nothing I did badly in at school growing up do I use today as an adult, and that everything I did well in, I still use. Culturally and societally, the obsession of getting things just right as others have defined it for us, is so pervasive, that most of us live unfulfilled lives. If we try to live a life of success as defined by others, then we can never truly experience personal success itself. Ironically, and there are exceptions of course, almost all things we could fail in life — we can recover from. Almost all the things we are afraid of, like looking like an idiot in front of others, won’t end our lives. I am fascinated by this resistance as Pressfield calls it. This inner fear, often promoted by an inner critic that keeps telling us we are not good enough, that not looking bad in front of others is far more important than living our dreams.This resistance is so deeply ingrained in our psyche, that even when we attempt something that we know beforehand will result in little fall out if we fail — still holds us back from exploring our fullest potential.

As a martial artist, and jiu-jitsu practitioner I see this all the time on the mat. Guys and girls who won’t go for something just in case they mess up, or lose a position, or get caught in a submission. But here is the thing, they know beforehand that even if they get caught in a submission they can simply tap and their opponent will let go. They can, therefore, immediately role again. Their ability to start over, can happen as many times as they choose. Yet, even knowing this, the resistance stops them from freely exploring all the possibilities before them. In life, most of the time, making a mistake never means you cannot restart. As a coach, I see my students struggle with their resistance, but what they likely don’t know is that I struggle with it too. Our collective conditioning of never feeling good enough, of being held back by fear of upsetting the status quo, or not giving it everything we have because facing the social fall out of failure seems so insurmountable.The question then arises what can we do about this? As simple as this may sound, I have found that you must talk to your fear, just like it talks to you, but this time you must put it in its place, where it belongs. This is what I tell fear, “Just shut up, you are not the boss here!” “fear, get out of my way, because whatever you say isn’t true” You need to challenge that voice of fear, that voice of resistance as it arises. Don’t give it time to try to convince you otherwise. Shoot it down, before it even begins to tell you the myriad of ways that things can go wrong. Deep down, we know what we want, what we need to move towards to experience the world as we know we should. If you then never allow fear to have room to talk, then you leave a lot of room for exploring your full potential.

About The Author Coach Rodney King went from sleeping on a park bench at 17, with less than $20 in his pocket, to becoming a world renowned martial artist, movement adventurer, entrepreneurs and author. Take his free online course at www.fullcontactliving.org

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Inspiring

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Searching for peace or something challenging Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort has the choice for you

Sports & Recreation at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort inspires outdoor pursuits, whether relaxing or energetic. Their resort boosts the biggest pool in Thailand for a start, an amazing nine-hole golf course, and a stunning stretch of beach where guests can stroll, swim or enjoy a host of sports. The amazing swimming pool in the resort offer a host of areas, a kids’ section, quiet zone, pool bar and one with a private pool entrance. Guests have so much to choose from. From active to passive, land or sea, morning till night, there’s something to suit everyone. Your biggest decisions may be whether to just relax by the beautiful gardens, pool, the spa, in the lazy hammocks or by the sea. A large selection of on-site facilities with additional off-site options are on choice, from sports to tours around the beautiful islands, entertainment, and the Kids Club which ensures younger members of the family are kept happy whilst mums and dads relax.The recreational activities consist of tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, archery, table tennis, kayaks, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boards, mini-football, mountain biking, badminton, golf, and a gym fully equipped with high quality fitness equipment. You can take part in a wide range of group fitness classes, dance to aqua gym, discover Pilates or Tai Chi, meditate at the local temple, or join yoga classes that help improve coordination and flexibility, and eliminate stress. Sofitel run tournaments daily, as well as host a sports awards ceremony once per week at which medals and awards are given out. Thai sports and culture programs include Thai boxing, Thai cooking classes, Thai flower garland making, and more. 44

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There is also a daily dance by the team at 12:15pm at the pool, followed by some great pool games. When children are happy then so are the parents. From sports, creative classes, games and mini evening shows, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort make moments for everyone. The is also an open-air cinema in their beautiful garden where family movies are shown each night. Sofitels Leisure Concierge team will be happy to discuss and arrange your sightseeing options, transportation and reservations, as well as tailor an itinerary to suit your preferences. A holiday at Sofitel Krabi isn’t just about the resort. Choose from any of their excursions for a journey of discovery. At Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, every stay is a wonderful opportunity to get off the beaten track and open-up to new experiences. Explore Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, take their 4 Island tour, or visit the famous Hong Island, just 10 minutes by speed boat from the hotel. A sunset cruise is a must and one of the most remarkable events you will ever experience in Krabi. You can relax on their luxury speed boat, sip a glass of sparkling wine and just lay back and enjoy the gorgeous tropical surroundings. And for that final pampering what better way to awaken your senses and feel re-energized than So SPA with L'Occitane the best in health and beauty treatments. Enjoy an exclusive treatment using organic Thai herbs in the solitude of one of twelve private treatment rooms.

For more information please contact Tel: +66(0)75 627 800 H6184-TH1@sofitel.com www.sofitelkrabiphokeethra.com

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Vietnam’s Real Life Supergirl

Ha Anh Vu In this issue, we talk to Ha Anh Vu, one of the most talked about personalities in Vietnam, not only a celebrity but personality that represents the younger generation. She is an emblem of the generation that is young, intelligent, dynamic, and ambitious. Known for her professional ethics and talent in fashion & music, Ha Anh is also a media darling. The real story of a young girl striving her dreams.

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Ha Anh Vu welcome to One Coast can you give us little detail about yourself and your family? I was born and raised in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. My grandparents are very well known writers in Vietnam while my father is a movie maker and my mother is a journalist. After attending school I was later educated in England achieving a bachelor degree in Business Studies. It was in London where I first found myself modelling while studying music at the British Academy of New Music. Then my career really took off from there. You have worked and starred in the Vietnam’s entertainment industry, tell us a little about this? After almost 10 years of studying, working and travelling the world as a model, I decided to visit my homeland after a modelling job in Shanghai. I quickly realised that Asia and in particular Vietnam had become so vibrant, a lot of new business and new ideas were starting up.Vietnam and Asia have always been in my heart but it was then I felt I needed to come back and be part of it all, the development of Vietnam and emergence of Asia in the entertainment and fashion world. We are told you also had a successful Pop single debut, what was this called and how did your singing career progress? I have loved music ever since I was born. My mother put me through over 10 years of learning to play the piano. While I didn’t make to be the greatest pianist, I have developed good ears for music but I started to practice singing in the bedroom. It was then in England, after graduating from University of Reading, I won myself a scholarship to study Vocalist Artistry, to try and see where I could go with my talent. Later, when my career in Vietnam blossomed as a model, I went back to music. I worked together with some young talented musicians and we started writing music and making music videos. To me music is a passion but still an experiment and though I have performed all over Vietnam and I have started to cross overseas. I am hoping I could collaborate with a lot more musicians and create more songs that speak to me and my fans. You are also Vietnam’s renowned IT girl, what does this entail and who have you worked with? It entails me working with the best people in Vietnam, be it journalists, TV producers, Fashion designers and the best Vietnamese and International Business brands. I have worked with, and opened most of the flagship stores of International Luxury brands in Vietnam. But not only that, I still keep my work outside of Vietnam too. I travel to work in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, London and Los Angeles. I love traveling with work and I have learnt a lot about myself and the world in doing so. Does seem like you work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, do you have time for any relaxation or pastimes? Oh yes, now I am at a point where I can be more selective with work, I choose to put my family and myself first, when the truly interesting, or meaningful work comes along I will pick those that continue to help strengthen my brand, that give me room to learn and develop myself. So, in the mean time I make sure I spend time doing charitable work, or spend time traveling with my newly wedded husband, or visiting my family in Hanoi. I also love to write and recently I have published two books called, “It’s me Ha Anh” and “Living in a man’s world”. I found ‘down-time’ very important because it gives me new ideas and inspirations to write and to be creative. I am brainstorming my own television show right now and I hope to create a ‘Ha Anh Vu’ show that allows me to meet and speak with the people of Vietnam. How often do you come to Thailand, what do you love about this country? I come quite often for a break. I absolutely love the food here! You can find great food everywhere, from the street, to the shopping malls to a variety of amazing restaurants. I love the Thai people, they are gentle and sweet and quite forward thinking. You recently signed with YSIS Entertainment, a celebrity-brokerage agency for Southeast Asia? My collaboration with YSIS Entertainment as my Southeast-Asia representation became fruitful from judging a beauty pageant in Manila, Philippines. Our synergies are matched. I’m interested to explore opportunities across Southeast Asia. As I travel between London and Vietnam for work, why not travel and work in the ASEAN region? I want to be influenced by other cultures as well to be able to extend and celebrate the Vietnamese culture worldwide.

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You seem to be successful in everything you do, where does your drive and enthusiasm come from? The drive to prove myself I suppose. Being a young Asian girl, to a young woman, you always must prove your worth to people around you. Being a beautiful woman in Asia, you have to prove a lot more; that you have the capabilities and that you can think and do more than what is expected of you. So, I keep proving myself to myself by pushing my boundaries. Learn, Push, Prove, Evolve… and here I am. I believe my success is because I always strive to excel in whatever project I undertake and I encourage those who work with me to do the same. I am excited to see where I am in 10 years from now. You are also the Good Will Ambassador of UNICEF Vietnam, Smile Operation Organization. Please explain what you do for them? I worked with Unicef Vietnam as the country’s Good Will Ambassador for two terms. I travelled the countries, met and learnt about children who face tough conditions, disadvantages, children with stigmas…The aim was to help develop awareness so we could create a more informed

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society that understands the need to improve the conditions for these vulnerable children. I have also worked with Operation Smile to raise funds to repair facial deformities, and various other charitable organisations. Where is your life heading now and what do you hope to achieve? While I continue to develop my brand further in Vietnam, I am now ready to step out to other markets in Asia to see what I can be achieved because I have found that much of Asia is developing rapidly to the world. As always, I want to Learn, to push, to prove and to evolve and I am ready to explore!


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Kjetil Aaboe Norwegian Bluepoint Success Story

One Coast magazine would like to welcome to this issue Kjetil Aaboe, born in Norway and with business interests in many parts of the world, especially exciting his new project Bluepoint Condominiums in Phuket, One Coast needed to find out more about this multi-talented Scandinavian.

Kjetil, welcome to One Coast, would you give us a short introduction about yourself? I have been based in Singapore with my wife and 3 kids since August/2009. The 2 oldest have finished their IB and are now studying in London and New York, with the youngest of 11 years still in Singapore. So, we are a truly multi-national family now. My business interests have diversified from being concentrated on shipping and logistics in the past, to being spread on several different industries today. I am still involved in freight forwarding, but Real Estate development represents now the biggest part of my professional life. In addition, I am also the exclusive distributor for the lifestyle brand (fashion apparel, and home & living) Lexington Company in Southeast Asia, and finally I am the JV partner for Asia for the Norwegian market leader in Voice Call Recording (www.touch.no). We’ve heard a little about your Real Estate business that you are already successful in many parts of the world. Where did your passion for this career start? The passion for real estate started in my home town of Oslo, Norway. At an early age, I was successful in acquiring a portion of an old factory in Norway.We turned this into an office section for 50 people, rented it out for a while, and sold it 5 years later. Some years after that I purchased an old beachfront house in Marbella, Spain, completely refurbished it, rented it out, and sold it again 9 years later. My perspective is to look for good potential, refurbish, use or rent out, then sell. 50

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From the choice of SE Asia, you have chosen Thailand and more specifically Phuket, what brought you first here and why these choices? Phuket has a perfect location and in my view a perfect climate.The other reason was the location of Bluepoint which is on the hillside above the Emerald Bay, just 2km south of Patong, close to 5 beautiful beaches, and the all units share a fantastic view. What was your concept behind “Bluepoint”? Coming from Norway the idea was to build something with top quality, privacy, sufficient space, large terraces, and with fantastic views. Our project can tick all these boxes. The project consists of only 20 units, all with 2 to 3 bedrooms, and total size ranging from 125m2 to 277m2. We wanted to build something the buyers would be proud to own and where they would be able to spend the most of their time. You have certainly taken sustainability serious with Bluepoint, what areas have you concentrated on and why? Rooftop landscaping has been designed to ensure the reduction of cooling costs and to help the development fit into its natural surroundings. Building materials and all engineering systems have been chosen to reduce operation and maintenance costs, and minimize negative effects on the surrounding ecosystem.


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You have chosen Lexington for all the soft furnishings in Bluepoint, you being the sole distributer for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. How do you get from Real Estate to this luxury American brand? Lexington, www.lexingtoncompany.com is a major player in Europe and has almost 1000 retails locations in 24 countries worldwide. Until 2016 they had no presence in Southeast Asia at all. The Lexington brand provides the consumer with a complete design concept for home textiles.The collection consists of duvets, pillowcases, sheets, bedspreads, blankets, throws, as well as terry towels, bathrobes, pyjamas, table linen, kitchen towels, aprons, details and different accessories. Leading from Lexington’s success in Norway and Europe, we wanted to introduce this fantastic brand to the Southeast Asia markets as well. We signed an agreement with The Lexington Company AB in March/2016 and we are currently their exclusive distributor for Lexington in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. We give each owner the option of fitting out their units in the Lexington style, and we see in our projects worldwide that this is very popular among our clients. Already Bluepoint is becoming quite a success story in Phuket, but looking at your portfolio you are not one to rest on your laurels, what are your plans? After we have completed Bluepoint, we are considering to launch a Bluepoint Phase 2…. More info to follow about this later.

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A potential customer or friend asks you why it is good to live in Thailand? What is your reply? I would tell them to choose Thailand for the following reasons: The climate, the Thai culture, the Andaman Sea, and finally: you will in general, get value for your money in Thailand. You’re obviously a well-travelled businessman, you’re taking a short break and going to your favourite place, where is this? Since I have been based in Singapore already for close to 8 years, and if I am not choosing to spend the short break in Phuket, my favourite locations would be back in Oslo, Norway and Marbella, Spain. Tonight, in Phuket you’re going to your preferred restaurant, where are you going and what would you eat? The best restaurants I have tried lately would be Cut and Acqua, and I also like a lot of the dishes at Wine Connection on Beach Road in Patong. What is your favourite pastime in Thailand? It would be to play golf, scuba-dive or long distance bicycle rides. Thank you Kjetil for your time and we look forward to hearing more about you and the sensational project Bluepoint and especially phase two in the future.

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Bluepoint Condominiums - Luxury in a Rare Location

The Development consists of a total of 20 units, ranging from 125m2 to 277m2 and offering from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Each of the 20 units has large terraces, of which 9 with roof tops and 8 with garden terraces. The development offers in total 8 penthouse units ranging from 195m2 to 277m2. The development has been artistically sculpted by the internationally renowned Paul Raff Studio. Offering a serenity overlooking the buzz of Patong Beach and the sparkling Andaman Sea, Bluepoint Condos is located in one of the last available sea view sites on Phuket's desirable west coast. Completely surrounded by five stunning beaches including the quiet southern tip of Patong Beach, the tranquil Tri-Trang Beach, and the island's best kept secret beaches: Paradise, Merlin and Freedom beach. The project is already 90% completed and potential buyers are welcome to the site.

Contact Details: Bluepoint Condominium Site address: Thanon Taweepmg, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

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lifestylehot spot

I love to experience new places and meet new people and as a travel writer, I’ve been extremely fortunate to be able to visit dozens of countries around the world. Of all the places I have been,Thailand has always had a special place in my heart, especially the island ok Koh Samui with it’s crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and friendly locals. When a recent assignment asked that I visit the Samui’s newest hot spot, I jumped on the first available flight. Arriving at the airport I was met by a private car and quickly whisked off to Beach Republic The Residences, one of the island’s trendiest new hotels. But as I quickly discovered, Beach Republic is so much more than a hotel. After a long flight, my Penthouse was just what the doctor ordered. One of 43 units at the Beach Republic The Residences, which is comprised of private pool villas and penthouses, and deluxe apartments. The One Bedroom Penthouse was immaculately furnished with light and modern décor. After a dip in my own private pool with stunning sea views looking out over Lamai Bay, I was feeling refreshed and relaxed. O N E CO A S T

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The hotel is located adjacent to the Beach Republic Ocean Club where all guests enjoy VIP access. With two ocean front infinity edge pools, oversize loungers, a restaurant serving fine Mediterranean and Thai cuisine, DJs spinning mellow grooves, and an Asian Fusion Spa, Beach Republic is truly a lifestyle destination. Walking in, the first thing that caught my eye was the curved wood roof and sexy red décor. The interior space opens up to large, comfortable daybeds and loungers dotted around two crystal blue pools, which are set against a stunning stretch of palm tree lined beach. Right from check-in I was greeted by the famous Thai smile.The staff were very friendly and helpful as I was informed of the many options for relaxation, dining, drinking, dancing and more. There was something for everybody. Keeping with the Republic theme, the daily Manifesto newspaper highlighted several weekly events at the resort that all looked too fun to pass up. Being a Saturday I opted to indulge in a few cocktails at the Soulful Saturdays Pool Party. I sat poolside and have to admit took advantage of the buy one get one free on an array of fine liqueurs. I also spoiled myself with the mouthwatering wood fired pizza, which has been called the island’s best – it didn’t disappoint! The Dj played mellow house, the atmosphere was sunshine-perfect, and the signature Republic Mojito with local Samui rum, Sang Som (Thai whisky), lychee, ginger, sugar, mint and soda made my feet tingle and my smile widen. After a restful night’s sleep in one of the most comfortable beds I have had the pleasure to lay in, Sunday was upon me. And at Beach Republic, Sunday means one thing – Sunday Sessions featuring The Ultimate Sunday Brunch Club™. The weekly brunch has become an island institution and has been featured in the New York Times and CNNGO.com. It was not difficult to see why. Nothing short of a feast fit for a king was on offer – Wagyu beef, roast lamb, Fine De Claire oysters, Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, gourmet Thai selections, sushi, fine wines and Champagnes and more. The desserts were absolutely to die for with the chocolate mousse being my favorite. The crowd was a mix of locals and tourists alike. Sunday Sessions draws an eclectic mix – young travelers, families, and middle aged couples all enjoy the very mellow and casual yet upscale vibe. From noon ‘til 1.30pm there was live acoustic music followed by the resident Dj spinning mellow grooves till 7pm and being accompanied by a excellent Saxophonist, perfect for a lazy day under the sun. With the sun setting and the soft light bouncing off the turquoise sea, I found myself once again mesmerized by the undeniable charm of Koh Samui.

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As I sit in the airport now waiting for yet another flight I’m already missing Beach Republic. From the friendly staff to the boutique accommodation to the cosmopolitan Beach Club to the mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines, Beach Republic truly is a unique destination that must be experienced. In fact, I’ve just booked my next trip.

Sunday Sessions featuring The Ultimate Sunday Brunch Club™ Every Sunday Beach Republic, Lamai Beach Koh Samui Adults – THB 1,590++ includes one cocktail local beer / red or white wine. Children - Up to 4 years are free with parents. 5-12 years: 50% off Adult rate 13 and up: Adult rates apply O N E CO A S T

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Focus’s Project-Y Real Mountain Bike DNA with a Motor to Flaunt

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lifestylecoast ride

At One Coast in our “Coast Ride” we normally look at the newest most powerful motorcycles that are being showcased by some great manufacturers.This issue we are downsizing a touch but certainly not cutting back on technological innovations and we are still riding on two wheels. Both hard-core motorcyclists and bicyclists might detest the new Electric Mountain bikes but these so-called E-MTB’s are taking the mountain by storm and they are certainly worth the ride. In the past few years, all the major brands have introduced e-bikes, which speaks of the market’s potential.You can bet that companies like Giant, Scott,Trek, and Specialized aren’t throwing money into development and tooling unless they believe e-bikes are here to stay.We got a chance to look at one of the newest on the market. One of the latest designs by Focus ProjectY, has real mountain bike DNA, and rides like it. It’s an absolute riot to ride and you’ll go longer, further and deeper than you ever anticipated. If you ride a lot, you know it’s exhilarating to smash along on dirt as fast as you can go—some extra power just makes it more fun. Project Y - under this name the engineers of the bicycle manufacturer Focus have developed a carbon hardtail mountain bike with a strong electric motor, capable of

long distance.This real lightweight bike weighs less than 13 kg, the actual engine itself taking up only a little more than 3kg of this.This aids the performance, should you need to use the mountain bikes without electric drive. Focus’s Project-Y, manages to house a powerful 250 watt motor and battery, despite its phenomenally low weight, all slickly integrated in an amazingly beautiful design together with the main frame downtube. This motor and battery can be removed from the frame in just one click and with just one hand disassembled. The opening is closed with a flap to protect it from moisture and dirt. The transmission remains within the frame, then the E-MTB becomes a conventional mountain bike. Focus’s Project-Y ensures rigid handling, with its mass distribution and agile riding behaviour. The desired electric assistance can be selected via a compact integrated LED screen on the handlebar grip, which also informs the rider about the remaining battery life. The driven riding time depending on the assist level is about one and a half hours, meaning you can go longer and further than ever before. O N E CO A S T

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The Fastest Muscle Car Ever at 840hp The Dodge Demon is one crazy piece of American muscle

DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON Dodge were insanely smart with the marketing of their new Dodge Demon with social media tweaks and teasers until after much commotion they revealed their new street legal drag car, the Dodge Demon. Behold, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: 'Highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip' After 13 weeks of hype, Dodge said last month that the Challenger SRT Demon will go on the market with 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque — the ultimate Fast & Furious car that automobile nuts across the 60

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country have been waiting for. “It is wild, it is quick. …this car is the epitome of power,”. “Everything has been beefed up. Its sturdy, its stout.” Dodge said the Demon is the world’s fastest 0-60 production car: It can get there in 2.3 seconds. And from 0-30 mph in 1 second. Plus, a quarter mile time of an incredible 9.65 seconds. The Demon weighs about 215 pounds less than a 707hp Dodge Hellcat. It also boasts a massive new hood scoop that supports what Dodge calls a "forced induction" system.The car also has a dedicated drag race driving mode.


lifestylecoast drive And with that signature, comes several standout characters for the Demon. First, the Dodge Demon is the first-ever factory production car with street legal drag tires. Because of the extra wide treads, the Demon sports some aggressive-looking side fenders. And yes, the Demon will be able to run on special racing high octane fuel. It also consumes premium gasoline but don’t expect it to run well on regular gas. Fuel-economy figures have not been further disclosed. In part, that's because the car is barely street legal. In fact, it's basically designed to be driven rather than trailered to the local drag strip. There is one important thing to note about the Demon, especially if you're thinking about getting one: There is no passenger seat or rear seat with the standard model.You can though order your Demon kitted out with these seats at a very reasonable surcharge. To round off the fun is the Demon Crate, a special equipment pack that turns the car from a regular street ride into to an all-out drag-strip monster. The crate has 18 parts that sets the car up for the drag strip, including performance parts, track tools, spare wheels and something it calls the "Demon Track Pack System." Among other unique options there’s “Front-runner” wheels for use at drag strips, a foam case for those wheels and track tools to help the owner change the wheels.

Production of the limited-edition, single-model-year Challenger SRT Demon is to begin this summer, with 3,000 planned for the U.S. and 300 for Canada. Deliveries to Dodge/SRT dealers will begin this fall. The Dodge Demon will appeal to only a small number of buyers but will be of interest to car enthusiasts everywhere. It fits squarely into the strategic direction of the Dodge brand, which is to epitomize an "American performance brand."

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Dresses of architectural splendor

The world-renowned fashion designer Blanka Matragi has put together this beautiful haute couture collection. It’s no wonder that the collection gives one a feeling of superiority with its big classic evening gowns and short cocktail dresses that are just exquisite.

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As for inspiration behind it, she was drawn to the essence of architecture (New York and Dubai skyscrapers), Czech Cubism, universe and galaxy (ellipse motif), screen saver, the richness of undersea reef life, music as well as a famous Czech painter Frantisek Kupka. The collection includes several traditional wedding models that stand out once again with their original concepts and excellent craftsmanship.

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Photographer Lucie Robinson Stylist Matragi design Models Misha Dzurna, Misha Farska, and Monika Rohanova -Â Scouteen Make-up Jirina Pahlerova, Philip Novak

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Sand in No Day your Face and

at the Beach

Fun in the UAE Desert The UAE has a stunning coastline, tranquil seas and year-round warm waters that are loved by water sports enthusiasts but this is only a tiny proportion of the land, most is covered by hot unforgiving desert. The UAE desert might not be an obvious choice for a sporting holiday with blistering heat in the day, freezing nights and no water so it’s no surprise for some these are best avoided. But for a small percentage of us that are willing to face the harsh desert elements there is much fun to be had. The desert. It makes up more than 90% of the country and it's the biggest outdoor adventure playground you could imagine. In all directions, the desert offers varied and mesmerising landscape that has great potential for exploring and amazing leisure-time activities. But let’s start in the air, did you know there are a fair number of reputable companies in the UAE offering excursion flights in light aircraft, helicopters and even sea planes. Take an exhilarating hot air balloon flight or charter a small aircraft and just enjoy the incredible UAE scenery. You can complete pilot courses from full-blown licences to one-off microlight plane sessions. Going one step further for those of you extreme enough to dislike the plane you’re in, you can also jump out of it. UAE offers some of the best tandem, parachuting, sky diving and even incredible wing suit courses on offer from reputable companies all above the amazing UAE skyline. Prefer keeping your feet on the ground, how about some trekking. How else to see the country but on your own two feet? Here though we do advise to only go with a professional company. The desert is a beautiful landscape but it doesn’t forgive and apart from that these companies have the complete best routes organized and will supply you with all the equipment and a guide for safety. Trek routes are most often graded in difficulty categories and go for an easy one first you will find them tougher than expected.

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Then for those of us in seek of adventure but preferring it to be motorized we can move onto 2 or 4 wheels. There are motorcycle adventure tours on offer from a couple of hours to full day trips. Bikes of various capacity are available and routes to suit beginners to moto cross professionals. All companies offer complete safety equipment and guarantee exhilarating fun plus sand in your teeth. Those not too sure about 2 wheels how about trying a quad bike tour, quad biking might look a little on the rough-and-tumble side, but in fact in UAE they’re much smoother to drive than they look. Going one step further with 4 wheels and total enclosure you will find guided and driven 4 x 4 adventure tours with vehicles of all sorts even including taking out a Hummer. Want to push the limits then some companies offer Dune bashing, You and your friends can clamber into a sturdy four-wheel drive and let your driver take on the desert sand dunes for you. All you’ve got to do is sit tight and keep your eyes open, easier said than done when you’re in mid-air, your stomach is bouncing, clouds of sand are spraying against the windows. Being a country filled with desert, the past sports played in the United Arab Emirates [UAE] are still practiced today, which include camel and horse racing. The UAE has come a long way since those days and with nationalities from all over the world, working and living in the UAE, more and more sports become popular amongst UAE residents and visitors. Horse riding is more these days and individuals interested in learning can take lessons and find the necessary equipment easily accessible. Horse riding and racing facilities can be found in the Equestrian Clubs found in the major cities of the UAE. Dubai also hosts the annual Dubai World Cup horse race, which is the richest horse race in the world. Being in the UAE and desert we can’t forget about taking a ride or trek on a camel. Normally the excursions are shorter than you’d expect but riding a camel is found to be rather tougher on the butt than anticipated. There’s also camel racing, if you’d prefer just to watch, which takes place in the morning on the weekends of the winter season (October to March) and is a unique sport, which is an integral part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) heritage. The racing takes place at special tracks around the country and the atmosphere is electric, especially during public holidays when major races are held for considerable prize money. But whatever your poison you will find something absolutely great activities in the UAE desert, whether you take to foot, bike, quad, vehicle or plane you will certainly have fun in the sand and this is not a day at the beach.

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Words by Crispin Paton-Smith One great way to get on the chaos free track is to visually create this illusion of more room, height and light with a monochromatic colour scheme. And what better colour to use than the timeless and opulent “white�.

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Since the key to decorating with white is to vary tones, textures, and patterns, those of us on a budget don’t have to spend extra money and time to track down items of a particular shade. If you’ve ever been to pick out a white paint, you’ll know what I mean when I say white isn’t “just white.” There are dozens of shades of white ranging from cool to warm. Varying tones, textures, shapes and prints of white (or mixing white with ivory or taupe) is an excellent way to add contrast in an all-white room. The beautiful thing is that there are no rules regarding this – an all-white vase collection looks striking no matter where you put it. If your room doesn’t have much architectural detail, warmer whites will cast shadows and banish that sterile look so common in an all-white room.

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White is known for opening even the smallest, darkest spaces. In a small or poorly lit space, use the same colour white throughout the space – on the walls, edges, and ceiling – to provide a cohesive look. Painting everything the same colour will allow the eye to roam throughout the space making your room appear larger. Then, you can bring in your personal style or theme and introduce tons of texture with accessories. If you are looking for inspiration to design your room interiors in white, this article is for you. These gorgeous pictures of white rooms from Anne Sophie Maestracci have character and speak volumes of space with that relaxed Samui beach inspired look.

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huket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach is famous as a family-friendly resort, beautifully situated on a secluded stretch of white sandy beach. Set amongst forested mountains and lush, tropical landscaped gardens, and located on a quiet stretch of Tri-Trang Beach, the resort boasts its own reef and stylish accommodation. It offers 414 guestrooms featuring state-of-the-art facilities with 8 superbly designed accommodation options: 71 Deluxe Lagoon Pool View, 48 Superior Lagoon Pool View, 206 Premier Lagoon Pool View, 37 Premier Lagoon Pool Access, 33 Premier Andaman Sea View, 12 Premier Beach Access, 6 One-Bedroom Merlin Suite and 1 Royal Suite. From romantic seclusion to family fun, with three beautifully chosen swimming pools, modern fitness facilities, Kids’ Club, Spa and a wide variety of food & beverage options, the resort provides outstanding activity programs for all ages, offering extensive options for even the most discerning traveller. It is the ultimate destination for solo travellers, families, weddings and even business conventions or events. O N E CO A S T

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Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach offers a unique dining experiences which will set a new trend in Phuket. With four restaurants and four bars, you will be spoilt for choice during your stay. D.O.C.G., signature Italian restaurant, purposefully conveys the Dolce Vita lifestyle in all its senses. Products are imported directly from Italy. The restaurant serves a unique selection of enticing Italian wines and fine cured meats from reputable Salumeria. Merchant Kitchen features an open-kitchen concept and madeto-order cooking. Indoor or outdoor seating at the lagoon pool is available. Phuket Coffee Co. is a beachside coffee house, vibrant, modern and chic. Freshly baked artisanal breads and pastries, freshly roasted coffee and other delectable deli items are available. Beach Grill, a casual grill restaurant, is located next to the family pool. It features both pool and beachside seating areas. The restaurant offers pizzas, sandwiches, worldclass burgers and catch of the day. Daily happy hour is also available. Thai Pantry creates an authentic Thai experience with national favourites from all corners of the kingdom. Tantalize your senses with an exquisite balance of local flavours and culinary craftsmanship.

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The Lounge captures the guests’ imagination as they arrive at the hotel, offering handcrafted food & beverage options throughout the day and into the early hours. Pool Bar is the best spot in the resort to enjoy refreshing drinks and the lagoon pool at the same time. Our team of bartenders will ensure to craft a brilliant experience. Wellness is a poolside wellness retreat in a rustic, peaceful environment surrounded by lush tropical foliage and a very mature “Pong Pong” tree. Indulge yourself at the Spa, located in front of the family pool area with signature treatments including Thai massage, scrubs and wraps. The Kids’ Club is located on the ground floor in front of the family and kids’ pool, and is packed with loads of fun and exciting activities for children of all ages. The Fitness Centre offers state-of-the-art equipment including cardio, weight-resistance and free weights, as well as 24-hour service with room key access. The family pool is in front of Wing 1, featuring a kids’ pool and water slide. The main pool is located in between Wing 2 and 3, a lagoon pool with a swimup bar. Nahm-Tok pool, located in Wing 4, is a secluded pool surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and mature, tall trees. Two Jacuzzis are tucked away in the centre islands of the pool.

For more information, please visit www.phuketmarriottmerlinbeach.com

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Smartphones are no longer a luxury for the lucky few but an important part of everyday life in this busy world, One Coast Magazine want you to get the most out of yours. From dating apps to QR scanners, your phone is capable of nearly anything these days, and some apps just rise above the rest. We’ve recently picked some of the newest favorites for you to review.

IFTTT

Do more with the services you love. Over 400 apps work with IFTTT including Twitter,Telegram, Google Drive,Twitch, Weather Underground, Instagram, Gmail, and devices like Google Home,Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue, and your iPhone. Turn on Applets and: • Control everything around you with your voice and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant • Stay informed about what’s happening from publications like The New York Times and ProPublica • Always stay prepared for the weather with custom daily forecast notifications • Message roommates when you’re near the local grocery • Get an alert as soon as there’s a new Craigslist listing that matches you search • Stay safe with automated and intelligent home security alerts • Streamline your social media • Back up and share your iOS photos automatically • Back up important files, photos, and contacts to cloud-storage solutions, such as Dropbox or Google Drive • Set your home thermostat to an optimal temperature when you arrive home • Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos or Pinterest pins • Trigger events based on your current location

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Touchfit : GSP

Join the smart fitness revolution with reigning MMA World Champion Georges St-Pierre to achieve radical improvements in performance and the physique of an elite athlete. Workouts are never one-sizefits-all. Touchfit: Georges St-Pierre creates a truly personalized training program that constantly learns and evolves after every exercise. Offering a virtually infinite number of sessions tailored to your strengths, weaknesses and fitness level. Training plateaus are a thing of the past. Over 500 video exercises help master your strength, explosive power, endurance and flexibility, while developing neuromuscular control for better balance, coordination and speed. See your progress measured in real-time—stay motivated, stay challenged.

Elevate

Elevate (Apple’s App of the year) is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence. FEATURES • 40+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension • Detailed performance tracking • Personalized daily workouts that include the skills you need most • Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging • Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated

Dropbox

Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices. On iOS, the Dropbox app gives you near-line access to all the same files. What's more, Dropbox provides a powerful API for developers that allow many other apps to tie into their service and use them for cloud storage and sync as well. It’s easy to send large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. Features: •Access your files on any device, even if you’re offline •Create and edit Microsoft Office files from your iPhone or iPad •Share links to your largest files without using email attachments


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STARS SHINE IN BULGARI AT THE 89TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY


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In Bulgari at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony February 26, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Stars shine in Bulgari at the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Best Supporting Actress nominee, Naomie Harris stepped out on the red carpet in a pair of High Jewelry diamond earrings paired with a High Jewelry diamond bracelet. Academy Award winner and Bulgari brand ambassador, Alicia Vikander opted for a Divas’ Dream High Jewelry diamond necklace paired with a High Jewelry platinum ring featuring diamonds and mother of pearl inserts.

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Presenter Laura Dern wore a pair of diamond Serpenti earrings and a High Jewelry sapphire ring. Hollywood royalty Faye Dunaway presented alongside "Bonnie & Clyde" co-star Warren Beatty to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their iconic film. The actress wore a Divas’ Dream High Jewelry diamond necklace with sapphires and a pair of High Jewelry flower earrings. Actor Mel Gibson and his partner Rosalind Ross make their first red carpet appearance after welcoming their first child earlier this year. The Best Director nominee opted for a black Octo Tourbillon watch whilst Rosalind wore Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti necklace, earrings, and ring all set in white gold with aquamarines, sapphires, and diamonds. 84

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Olga Vilshenko Another cool luxury brand from Russia By Nagmani The phenomenal Russian touch to global fashion is gaining ground steadily. And so it’s being celebrated by the fashion fraternity back home very much in style. Designers emerging from the mainland are turning heads with their modern silhouettes and colorful embroidery whilst keeping alive the spirit of its traditional clothing in the background. Most importantly, the one who is presently entertaining us with her captivating yet simple designs is the Russian-born London-based fashion designer Olga Vilshenko. As far as Vilshenko can remember, her passion for fashion took form thanks to her mother whose love and care for the whole family was seemingly visible in the form of designing dresses for them, leading her to like what fashion represented in a broader sense. “I still have fond memories of my mother making clothes for them in her spare time, so I learnt a lot about dressmaking from her in my early childhood. I grew up watching her work constantly and learning how to sew from her,” she said.

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While she was lucky to have this firsthand experience of how garments are designed, she knew deep down that she needed to study fashion in depth if she were to make it her career. This realization led Vilshenko to study at the Institute of Fashion and Art in Russia, and then went one step further in order to hone her skills at Istituto Marangoni in London. It was all worth it for her at the end of the day.

“Now I had the tools I needed to make my mark in the world of fashion so I made my debut with the Spring/Summer collection in 2011.” The recognition that Vilshenko brand is garnering for itself globally today is just because of her elegant fusion of Eastern folklore and heritage with Western designs and silhouettes.

“This vibrant combination is what gives my brand its signature look,” she said.

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The SS17 collection of Vilshenko is based on the artworks of British artist Lindsey Carr, engineering her intricate sketches in print to tell a story of surrealistic fantasy. The juxtaposition of light and dark is woven through the collection from degrade prints to birds and hand-drawn flowers.


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“While key fabrications for the collection include crushed textured silk, washed cotton linen, laser-cut Swiss dot cotton, fine printed silk cotton, I’m working more with denim going forward into the next seasons’ collections too,” she said. “ I’m quite excited about it. ” When it comes to seeking new ideas, Vilshenko is very much inspired by the classic fairytales that made up such a big part of her family life. “I also find travel such a big source of inspiration – be it a far-flung destination or somewhere closer to home,” she said. “There is always something out there in one form or another to feed your creativity.” As for a role model she has or looks up to in her life, Vilshenko only sees her mother fit for this title that she says confidently nobody can replace. “I would not be where I’m right now both in my personal and professional life if it was not for her. I learned how to be a mother, a woman and a businesswoman from her,” Vilshenko said.“She has been the biggest influence and the biggest encouragement that I’ve had and that anyone can wish for.”

Celebs’ fascination with Vilshenko Many high-profile celebrities have worn her designed collections giving her label more exposure all over the place. They include Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts, Florence Welch, Alexa Chung, Dakota Johnson to name a few. “I’m very lucky to have had them donning my dresses with so much panache. It feels so good. Other women that I would definitely love to dress are Alicia Vikander, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana – the list goes on!” It’s no wonder that she always feels flattered when she sees the most stylish women of the world having fun in her clothes. “I design for every woman who wants to show her femininity and modernity through wearing my pieces. When I see a woman that I don’t know walking down the street in Vilshenko, that feels so special to me for it makes my day and reminds me of why I do what I do,” she said.

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Sticking by her own style statement As a mother, she likes to be comfortable in every possible way. That’s why she tends to wear lots of denim, whether it’s slim-fit or wide-legged jeans, paired with an embroidered blouse. Otherwise an embroidered skirt paired with a high-neck knit with a Vilshenko long fur-collared coat she says is always a great outfit for a multitude of occasions. “For evening, I prefer long and lean dresses paired with high heels,” she said. “You feel more airy.”

Boom period for fashion in Russia Vilshenko is happy with the progress the fashion industry is making in her country as she put it this way, “There are so many amazing designers emerging from Russia – it’s an exciting time for us! The BFFI x Buro 247 event that we were part of this year really summed it up – so much creative talent, and though each one of us have such different aesthetics, our heritage will always unify us.”

But the increasingly demanding nature of fashion as it’s surely becoming day by day has created a whole new challenge for the designers at all levels. In the face of this unavoidable complexity, they are often participating in producing special collaborations and capsule collections to meet the ever-growing demands of the consumers. Nevertheless, the quality must prevail in each stitch. “The hot topic today is ‘See now, Buy now’ fashion which is religiously followed by millennials. In such circumstances, our task is to maintain the identity of Vilshenko brand by keeping it more competitive and unique,” she said. “It’s quite necessary to do so. After all, fashion has now become more dynamic than ever.” Our conversation with Vilshenko ended on this positive note from her: “We would like to focus on the core values of the brand, exploring new concepts and growing our clientele. As long as this overall criterion is followed, the outcome will only be better.”

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Bvlgari introduces its new Ambassador Jasmine Sanders, aka Golden Barbie, a social media celebrity and one of the hottest models on the catwalks

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Born in Germany and raised in South Carolina, Jasmine Sanders has become one of the most sought-after supermodels amidst a new generation of influential models and internet superstars, boasting 2.1 million Instagram followers of her own. Her multicultural background and stunning blue eyes have set her apart in the modeling world. Inspired by her strong confidence, media influence and unique interpretation of beauty, Bulgari looks forward to a beautiful future with its beautiful new muse. Bulgari introduces its new muse, top model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_ barbie), as the Digital Ambassador for the Italian brand. Photographed by the renowned Michael Avedon for the new Bulgari jewelry PR campaign, he brought his intimate approach to photography to capture Jasmine at her most magnetic. Shot amidst the flash of New York City, Jasmine’s striking features soften the city’s sharp lines with her sensual charisma and love for Italian design.

“Bulgari is more than a brand. It represents pure Italian luxury that’s larger than life”

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ABOUT JASMINE SANDERS Starting her modeling career at the age of 13, Jasmine's appearance on Miu Miu’s runway marked a critical turning point in her career. Known for her cascading blonde curls, Jasmine has graced the pages of Vogue, LOVE, and W and worked with top photographers such as Steven Klein, Inez and Vinoodh, Alasdair McLellan, Glen Luchford, Ezra Petronio, and Sølve Sundsbø. Additionally, she fronted large-scale national campaigns including Ralph Lauren and graced the billboards in Times Square. She also gained a role as one of the faces of Extra TV, as a special correspondent for fashion and social media segments. Most recently, Jasmine has become a muse of renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath. Embodying both the data-driven engagement focus of today's top models and the multiculturalism that defines today's connected world, Jasmine represents a unique beauty and voice that resonate across a multitude of communities.

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ABOUT BVLGARI Part of the LVMH Group, Bulgari was founded in Rome in 1884 as a jewellery shop. Quickly establishing a reputation for Italian excellence, Bulgari enjoys renown for exquisite craftsmanship and magnificent jewellery creations.The Company’s international success has evolved into a global and diversified luxury purveyor of products and services, ranging from fine jewels and watches to accessories and perfumes, and featuring an unrivalled network of boutiques and hotels in the world’s most exclusive shopping areas. www.bulgari.com

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All ahead to Samui Regatta 2017 Boat owners and sailors from across Asia and around the world already have the Koh Samui Regatta 2017 on the sailing calendars. Boats ranging in size from 23 to 72 feet will compete in the waters around Thailand 2nd biggest island during the 16th edition of The Samui Regatta, scheduled for May 20 th -27th and hosted by Centara Grand Beach Resort, on Chaweng Beach. Sailors recognize how important this international event is to sailing in the Asia Region being the final event of the Asian Yachting Circuit," commented Simon James of Regattas Asia. "For over a decade Samui has closed the off racing season in Asia with a superb event that sets the standard for the next year." Asia loves a comeback story and the comeback story of 2016 was the return of youth dinghy racing to the.This years’ regatta will see teams from Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Phuket, Hua Hin and Songkla joining the youth sailing classes for an exciting weekend of sailing on the opening weekend. (20th-21st). A notable component of the Samui Regatta has been the IRC racing classes. Expect another heavy dose of Hong Kong based entries this year that feature many new designs among the boats racing. While there may not be the number of classes that were commonplace a decade ago, the significance of a class win is unchanged and in many cases provides the victor of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix. "It feels fantastic to win the AYGP Championship here in Samui," said Bill Bremner after his win on his King 40 Foxy Lady VI. “Everybody is so ecstatic.We can't wait to get the whole crew up on stage at the awards Gala Dinner." "Where else would you want to be on the last week of May?" asked Race Director Simon James . " We see many professional and amateur crews returning year after year. It doesn't seem to matter which class or boat they race on - the conditions are always terrific, the race committee work and event management are unsurpassed, and the competition is always full on. When I mention sailing in the Gulf of Thailand, everybody always mentions Samui Regatta" “For some, the onshore part of the Regatta is almost as important as what happens on-the-water and this year the local support from Samui businesses has been overwhelming. A number of new resorts have offered their support, we welcome back many long-term supporters and are excited to be working them again. The Regatta has really become a true community event. Making the sailors stay refreshed, we will be serving Mekong, Mount Gay Rum, wine and Chang beer, all supplemented by 100 Plus, Coke and Samui Regatta Signature Cocktails at the parties.” For those who wish to get a taste of the action, Serenity Yachting are offering a spectator experience, where their catamaran will be positioned at the startline to watch the start action every day. Tickets are available at 800THB per person and pick-up and drop-offs are on Chaweng Beach in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. Food and drinks can be bought onboard. Contact: info@regattas.asia for more details. The Samui Regatta will take place 20th to 27th May 2017, headquartered at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, and is organised by Regattas Asia in conjunction with the Samui Yacht Club Regatta, under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Municipal of Koh Samui and the Sports Authority of Thailand. For more information: www.samuiregatta.com Facebook: SamuiRegatta Twitter: samuiregatta

About Samui Regatta Since its birth in 2002, Samui Regatta has grown to attract the best yachts in Asia and a large spectator following who come to Samui for great sailing, great parties and to experience all that the Island has to offer. Starting with just 11 boats, mainly made up of beach catamarans, the event gained a reputation for offering great hospitality and competitive sailing. The fleet has now grown into one of the most competitive in Asia and is the final event of the prestigious AsianYachting Grand Prix. 2017 is the Regatta's 16th year and again it is proudly hosted by Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, which is widely regarded as the "Home of the Samui Regatta". The Regatta is organised by Regattas Asia in conjunction with the Samui Yacht Club Regatta, under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Municipal of Koh Samui and the Sports Authority of Thailand. The 2017 Samui Regatta takes place 20th – 27th May and comprises five days of tropical sailing with six parties. www.samuiregatta.com

Samui Regatta Sponsors The Regatta is supported by Host Sponsor Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. Organising and Supporting Authorities: Province of Suratthani, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Municipal of Koh Samui,Tourism Association of Koh Samui,Tourism Authority of Thailand, International Sailing Federation,Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, Samui Yacht Club Regatta and Regattas Asia. Host Sponsor: Centara Grand Beach Resort, Samui. Co-sponsors include Amari Koh Samui, Thai Beverage PLC, 100 Plus, OZO Chaweng Samui, Resotel Group, Mount Gay Rum, and theTourism Authority ofThailand. Supporting Sponsors include Bangkok Hospital Samui, B&G, Serenity Yachting, Seascape Beach Resort, Synergy, Le Murraya, Haad Thip, True Internet, Millenium Technology Center, ISS Security Services, Samui Boat Panmas, Peace Resort Koh Samui, Bar Solo Samui,VMC Phuket Ltd., Serenity Yachting, B&G, Infinity Communications. Media Partners include AsianYachting, A BOAT, Fragrant Harbour, Check In Magazine, Samui Holiday, SEA Yachting, One Coast Magazine.



Saffron Thai Cuisine

The signature restaurant of Banyan Tree, Saffron at Banyan Tree Phuket will satisfy all food cravings. It stays true to the classic and ingenious culinary techniques passed on for generations across the Kingdom. It offers a creative approach for savouring piquant Thai Cuisine in a contemporary setting. Each authentically cooked dish is prepared in a traditional way with true original flavors and ingredients. All dishes are served in a family style to illustrate the convivial side of the Thai culture. The restaurant shows its love of the cuisine by continuing to find innovative ways to bring the incredible flavours of Thailand to its patrons. Open daily for dinner 06.30 pm – 11.00pm (last order at 10.30pm)

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Tré – Western Fine Dining Cuisine

Staged amongst the serene DoublePool Villas, Tré restaurant will serve an International cuisine of the highest order, replete with a premium Western menu. Tré boasts a sublime dining experience by combining freshly sourced ingredients with slow-cooking methods, showcasing a splendid array of wonderful flavours.

Wagyu Striploin Steak, Scottish Langoustines with Madagascar Peppered Sweet Breads and Foie Gras with Pear Purée are just a few of the delectable entrées on the new menu at Tré. Main courses include Poached Veal Tenderloin, Risotto with Truffles and Homemade Duck Ham, as well as Smoked Halibut and Wild Striped Bass infused with Herb Butter for seafood lovers. There is no other way to round up a meal than with a sweet selection of exquisite desserts. Guests can choose to savour a rich, wholesome Rum Banana Flambé or a delicious Chocolate Soufflé with Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream to finish. Tré is at the forefont of culinary excellence with its innovative dishes enhanced by molecular and modern preparation techniques as well as avant-garde presentation.With a “martini trolley” on site, this adds a stylish dimension to the gastronomic experience. This ambitious re-invention of Tré is part of the latest impressive upgrade of Banyan Tree Phuket, following the recent revamp of its celebrated Saffron and The Watercourt restaurants. Guests can now indulge in the glorious spread of treats and sips of Tré amidst the tranquil surroundings Banyan Tree Phuket’s signature DoublePool Villas. Open daily for dinner 06.30 pm – 11.00pm (last order at 10.30pm)

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Extreme Jeff Chan is a 28 year old based in Hong Kong with a background in the financial services industry, and is also a passionate skydiver. During the 4 years he has been in the sport, he performed over 900 skydives around the world. Although Jeff is primarily a recreational skydiver, he one of the few wingsuit instructors in Asia as well. In this article, Jeff shares some of his insights about this exciting sport!

How I Got Started It all began in the summer of 2013 after I graduated university and was living in San Francisco waiting to start my first job. For anyone interested in more adventurous sports, it was a fantastic place to be. The city is surrounded by prime spots for windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, paramotoring, skydiving, etc. I booked a tandem skydive on a whim one day and became instantly hooked by the incredible sensation of freefalling at 200 km/h. Just the thought that we as a species have developed to a point where we can jump out of aircraft for entertainment sounds insane. I had to be a part of it! I spent the next two weeks obsessing over skydiving articles, videos and forums, then finally decided to enrol in an Accelerated FreeFall Course (AFF) to begin learning. That marked the point where I started investing increasing amounts of money and time in the sport, and I don’t regret it at all!

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What I Love About Skydiving Skydiving is amazing – almost therapeutic – on many levels and it extends far beyond the jump itself. Being a skydiver is a lifestyle and a gateway to vibrant communities, personal development and a treasure trove of experiences few will ever see. Simply put, there’s no such thing as a boring day of skydiving. Beginners in the sport will often be overwhelmed by the sensory overload in the first couple of jumps. Hurtling towards the ground from thousands of feet in the sky is way out of the comfort zone of the average human, so it takes a while before you snap out of the state of shock. By the time I learnt to get over it, I began to appreciate the beauty of my surroundings and enjoy the sensation. One of the key factors to being a good skydiver is to remain relaxed throughout the jump; it keeps the body fluid as it glides through the air and prevents instability resulting from struggling against the forces. In this sense, it teaches me to be 100% focused and to purge all other thoughts while being in an extremely unnerving circumstance. The amalgamation of such contrasting feelings makes the time in freefall so vivid, and certainly adds to the addictiveness.


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I also love that there are an increasingly growing number of ways to grow in the sport. The boundaries are constantly being pushed, and new disciplines pop up every few years. With no fixed progression guidelines (except in cases where safety is a concern), I am free to pursue any form of skydiving I like. For the last 2 years, my main interest has been in wingsuit flying, which I feel is just the best thing ever. Even after over 700 wingsuit jumps, I’m still learning new things and I’m considering participating in competitions in the future. As an instructor, it’s also great to be able to contribute by teaching wingsuiting.

Biggest Challenges For Me Ever since I relocated to Hong Kong in 2015, the biggest challenge was getting to a dropzone. Unlike most of the western world, skydiving is relatively new to the Asia and therefore there are far fewer skydiving operators in Asia. What used to be an hours’ drive to the nearest dropzone from my place in San Francisco is now at least a 2.5 hour international flight and a long drive. As you can imagine, the costs add up quickly and it no longer possible to jump as frequently as I would like to.

Biggest Misconceptions Last but not least, the skydiving community is full of fantastic people. Whether I’m looking for skydiving advice or I need help changing a flat tire at the dropzone, there is never a shortage of offers. There are less than 50,000 active skydivers, so the community is small and the bond we share is special. Even most professional skydivers are very down-to-earth individuals and they are often keen to help less experienced jumpers. Since skydivers tend to travel a fair bit, dropzones are also a great place for meeting new people and gaining exposure to different cultures.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that skydiving is an unsafe, unregulated and expensive hobby for reckless adrenaline junkies. The technology incorporated in modern skydiving equipment has come a long way since the 60’s when civilians began skydiving. All skydiving rigs now come with a main and a reserve parachute. In the event of a malfunction, the reserve can be deployed manually. In a worst case scenario, it will be triggered automatically by an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) at a predetermined altitude. Every component in the skydiving rig has been over-engineered to function correctly even in highly unlikely situations.

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Governing bodies such as the United States Parachute Association (USPA) regulates the issuance of licenses, safety standards, skydiving procedures, and operational protocols. In order to meet their standards, every aspect of the skydive is scrutinized by multiple people including FAA certified riggers and skydive instructors.Things are designed to be as idiot-proof as possible! While skydiving isn’t cheap by any means, the costs can easily be controlled. Once a license is obtained, most dropzones charge between USD 25-32 for a jump. Equipment can sometimes be rented, but generally they hold their value very well. Based on my experience, the demographics of skydivers are very surprising – even for me. Most of the people I jump with are between the age of 25 and 50, and work regular jobs on weekdays. You never know if the person next to you is a lawyer, doctor, engineer or business executive. I once found myself on the same plane as Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, while he was on a training jump.

My Favourite Discipline Wingsuiting, by far. This is the only discipline where skydivers can actually achieve significant forward movement. By wearing wingsuits made specifically to inflate and imitate a semirigid wing surface, wingsuiters can get a glide ratio of over 3:1 (meaning 3 feet horizontal per 1 foot vertical) and remain in freefall for an extended period. While in flight, I’m literally a human aircraft – the various parts of the wing are controlled by moving my arms, legs, head and torso. It is a relatively sophisticated discipline and inherently less forgiving with mistakes, so a minimum of 200 skydives is required before a skydiver can learn to fly a wingsuit. Wingsuits come in a range of shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, the smaller ones are more manoeuvrable and less prone to losing control; hence they are mostly used by beginners and acrobatics pilots. Larger suits offer more wing surface area, which in turn allows better glide and range. With a skilled pilot, a large wingsuit may even be flown next to parachutes. Wingsuits were invented in the 90’s and have only recently surged in popularity. As a result, a lot of the fun is in discovering new techniques and learning from each other.

Skydiving Photography I’ve dabbled with photography a number of times in the past, but I always struggled with finding good subjects. Skydiving solved that problem instantly as every jump is filled with unique and stunning visuals begging to be captured. On most jumps nowadays, I mount a DSLR camera on my helmet just in case I see something I like. Skydive photography presents a totally different set of challenges. Due to the fact that the camera is mounted above my head and is triggered by biting on a switch, I cannot access even basic functions while in freefall.This means that all variables such as lenses, aperture, shutter speed, etc. need to be set while on the ground and it’s up to me to frame the shot correctly in the air.The desire to get better photographs motivates me to keep working on my wingsuit skills.

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General Information About Starting Skydiving First Jump The first step to trying out this awesome sport is to book a tandem skydive! When considering a dropzone, I strongly suggest paying attention to the following:

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Make sure that the skydives are performed from at least 13,000 feet. At this altitude, a skydive will last about 50-60 seconds, so any less altitude would greatly reduce the amount of fun. It takes about 20 seconds for most people to get over the initial shock. Beware of operators that drop skydivers at lower altitudes than advertised. Avoid dropzones that fly old and poorly maintained aircraft.Although it is common for operators to purchase second hand aircraft, they should ideally be less than 20 years old. Look for dropzones that hire well trained instructors with over 1,000 jumps. Check that the dropzone is an affiliate of a reputable skydiving association such as USPA and does not have safety violations.


The risks of a tandem skydive is often grossly exaggerated. Statistically, it is safer then paragliding, scuba diving and many other adventure sports. The instructor will control the bulk of the skydive, and you will only need to follow several basic instructions (it is for this reason we often use the term “students” rather than “passengers”). There’s not much preparation required on the student’s part, except to look good for the camera! Speaking of which, I find that most students often regret not choosing a better camera package to record their experience. I strongly recommend a package that includes a dedicated cameraman flying around you to capture videos and photos.

Prior to the jump, your instructor will brief you and place you in a harness. This harness will eventually be clipped securely to the instructor to keep both of you firmly attached. Once on the aircraft, try to relax and enjoy the ride.When it’s time to exit, your instructor will walk you to the door and jump out together. The first few seconds of freefall can be disorienting and overwhelming. A friend likes to tell his students, “if you can’t see, open your eyes” and “if you can’t breathe, stop screaming”! Everyone’s experience is different, but judging from the smiles it’s easy to see that everyone loves it just as much. It’s a feeling that is hard to put in words… you just need to try it yourself! At about 5,500 feet, the instructor will deploy the parachute and fly you back to the dropzone for landing.

Getting Licensed If you’d like to take it to the next level, you’ll need to enrol in an Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) course (or equivalent in other countries). It consists of 7 jumps and plenty of ground training in between. Each level is designed to introduce new elements to test your abilities, and you must pass both the ground training and jump in order to advance to the next level.There will be 2 instructors holding on initially and by the last level, there will only be one instructor who observes you perform the drills from a short distance away. Upon completion of the AFF course, you will be cleared to jump solo and continue practicing on your own. Under USPA rules, a minimum of 25 jumps is required to qualify for an “A” License, which will allow you to begin participating in group skydives. Skydivers can earn up to a “D” License when they have at least 500 jumps.

Progressing There is an abundance of resources available to keep you progressing in the sport. One common alternative to skydiving is fly in an indoor wind tunnel. Although it is not quite the same thing, many of the skills are transferrable, and indoor flying may be more accessible to some. I am a big advocate of going on skydiving trips around the world to learn from new coaches and participate in events (known as boogies). The elite skydivers tend to congregate at events, so it is a great opportunity to get inspired and gain valuable experience. Whatever your interests in skydiving may be, the most important thing is to have fun! For more information about making your first skydive in Thailand, check out Freefall Thailand’s website at www.FreefallThailand.com

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ecohelping hands Our motto: Service Above Self For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. What we do Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Promote peace Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Fight disease We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas. Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day.We don’t just build wells and walk away.We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term. Save mothers and children Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger. Support education More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Grow local economies We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. Koh Samui Rotary Club It seems it was only yesterday that the Rotary Club of Koh Samui was born. Yes, ROCKS, a rather appropriate acronym for a club based on a rocky island, was chartered on 22 January 2003. Despite its relatively short life, ROCKS has shown it has started on a strong and firm footing. ROCKS' mission is to consolidate the club with strong fellowship and understanding of Rotary and to concentrate our activities on the island community and the environment, but with a look outside our island when need arises. We have so far achieved this and more. District 3330 recently awarded the Rotary Club of Koh Samui for being the most hands-on and active club in its community. The club plans on working with the children of its community to further spread the skills that Rotary offers and help them also assist there community. The club's current projects include a “water for life” project at Wat Lamai School which the club is hoping will be used as model to help get approval for a Global grant so the same program can be rolled out across all schools in Koh Samui. The club is also currently involved in a house building project to help families who lost their homes during the terrible floods which occurred several months ago. If you would like to help with these projects and future ones please contact Alex via email at alex@rotarysamui.org. You are also welcome to join our Rotary meetings at Nikki Beach every first and third Wednesday evening from 7pm, our fellowship dinners held at a 5 star restaurant every last Friday of the month and now our new Business Lunches. The Rotary Club of Koh Samui's short mission statement is "Giving back to Koh Samui". Please visit our website www.rotarysamui.org or get in touch for more information.

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Slow Life Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wholesome Learning Inspiring-Fun-Experiences Travel can have a negative impact on the planet, but that doesn't mean you must give up on seeing the world completely. While an eco-friendly vacation may suggest images of roughing it in the wilderness, there are many resorts that are both green and eco wise, where you can enjoy luxury with a conscience. Soneva Kiri is one such luxury resort, 400 staff look after 36 super luxury pool villas on beach level, hillsides or cliff tops, all overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand. These are available to rent or purchase, all have amazing stylish furnishings, personal electric buggies and immaculate service courtesy of private butlers. The award-winning luxury resort Soneva is only one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. Soneva boast’s its own private airport on the adjacent island. It offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food. Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, a home-made chocolate and ice cream parlour, a high-tech Observatory, a manta ray shaped children’s Den and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.

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ecohabitat Soneva Kiri nestles within 400 Rai (1 Rai is 1,600sqm) of tropical rainforest on Koh Kood. Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island. These rainforests are widely regarded as the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystems. The entire surface of the British Isles supports some 3,842 vascular plant species. Thailand supports at least 10,000 species, with new ones being discovered on a regular basis. The mangrove forests along the western coastline of Koh Kood offer flood protection, protection from erosion, carbon storage and nurseries for fish and crustaceans. It is estimated that mangrove ecosystems are essential for the reproductive success of 75-90% of tropical commercial seafood species. Due to the southern climate and the proximity to Cambodia, Koh Kood shares much of its forest diversity with the largely unexplored and untouched rainforests of the Cardamom Mountains. By far the largest part of Koh Kood is covered with tropical rainforest, most of which is still in its untouched state because of the low population density. The following are just some of the plants found at Soneva Kiri. Anacardium occidentale (cashew) The cashew tree is an evergreen tropical tree. It is native to northeastern Brazil, but is now widely cultivated across the tropics.Wellknown for the cashew nut, the sweet and astringent cashew apple is also very popular, either fresh as a juice, or fermented into liquor. This tree is most noticeable at Soneva Kiri when it is fruiting in the dry season. Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree) The climate and soil on Koh Kood provide ideal conditions for the rubber tree, which is native to South America. Before the increase in tourism, rubber plantations, along with fisheries, were one of the primary sources of income for the local population. Today, Thailand is still the world’s largest producer of natural rubber. Bauhinia spp (mountain ebony) This genus contains more than 500 species across the tropics and some of them are commonly known as orchid tree (although they are not related to orchids), mountain ebony, or in India and Pakistan as kachnar. The example found in Soneva Kiri is actually not a tree, but a small shrub. Butea monosperma (flame-of-the-forest) During the dry season, when this deciduous tree sheds its leaves, it flowers abundantly. In some areas in India, it makes up a large percentage of forest trees and when flowering, it can appear as if the forest is on fire. Its pronounced appearance may explain its popularity in folk stories and religious literature.

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Mimosa pudica (shy plant) The Latin pudica means ‘shy, bashful or shrinking’. The shy plant’s compound leaves fold inwards and droop when disturbed, re-opening a few minutes later. It is presently being studied for its potential to help control a widespread tropical parasitic roundworm disease, and as a possible antidote to the venom of the monocled cobra. Sterculia lanceolata (tropical chestnut) This tree is native to Southeast Asia and has very characteristic fruits consisting of five dehiscent capsules that turn a yellow-red colour while ripening. When ripe the fruits split open on the underside and reveal several black seeds. The bark fibre is sometimes used to make bags and paper. While conducting a recent survey, over 100 different species were found, of which some 56 different genera and species and 42 different families could be identified. Many of these plants have an important ecological, economical or medicinal significance. Because of the large biodiversity present on Koh Kood and at Soneva Kiri, the survey remains a work in progress.

Soneva resorts are all located in remote areas where there is no municipal water supply. Waste water at Soneva Kiri moves through a series of filtration and oxygenation ponds that are populated with nine species of mopping plants and 80 different types of effective micro-organisms that help in the breakdown and absorption of organic matter and potentially toxic compounds. The result is a BOD level of 5 mg/l – well below the 20 mg/l maximum requirement for treated waste water. They use a sophisticated yet completely natural water filtration process, moving the waste water through a series of filtration and oxygenation ponds. The waste water is initially collected in a catchment pond. The contaminants in the water undergo aerobic dissimilation by a combination of microorganisms, sunlight and aeration.The water is then pumped into a second pond, flowing naturally into a wetland where a series of mopping plants and algae grow and absorb many of the remaining excess nutrients and potentially toxic compounds. After these three stages the water is still very rich in nutrients. It is then accumulated into a large catchment basin that contains lotus and greater duckweed. These plants are capable of absorbing large amounts of possible contaminants and excess nutrients. This final pond also contains tilapia fish that keep the vegetation under control and contribute to the release of available nutrients. By the time the water reaches the final pond, it is naturally enriched in nutrients. The

treated water is then used for irrigation and as fertilizer in the fruit and vegetable gardens. Soneva Kiri as all Soneva resorts are very proud to be 100% self-sufficient in all their water supplies. Each Soneva resort has extensive fruit and vegetable gardens that supply the resort with fresh produce. The gardens are nurtured with compost created from food waste and nutrient-rich irrigation from the water treatment ponds. Growing food on-site provides guests with the freshest possible ingredients and reduces food transportation miles and corresponding emissions dramatically. Soneva Kiri produce nearly 50% of all their required vegetable on site.

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Spicy Crispy Mixed Herbs with Fresh Vegetables

Sweet Sticky Rice with Mixed Fruit and Jelly

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Ingredients • 3 dried large red chillis • 3 dried red hot chillis • ¼ cup shallots finely sliced • ¼ cup garlic finely sliced • ¼ cup dried shrimp • 1 tbsp. roast shrimp paste • ¼ cup kaffir lime leaves • ¼ cup cashew nuts • ¼ cup palm sugar • ¼ cup tamarind juice • ¼ tsp. salt • 1 tbsp. soy sauce • 1 cup soy bean oil

Ingredients • 250 g. glutinous rice • 1 cup coconut cream • ½ cup white cane sugar • ½ tsp. salt • 2 pandan leaves

Preparation • Remove the seeds and finely cut dried the large oned red chilli • Use the saucepot or saucepan mix tamarind juice, palm sugar, salt and soy sauce well. Keep stirring boil simmer until thicken. Set aside. • Heat 1 cup of the oil. Use low heat wait until it hot. Deep fried one by one, shallot, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, dried shrimp, cashew nut, chili drain. Set aside. • Separate 1 tbsp. fried shallot, 1 tbsp. fried garlic, 1 tbsp. fried dried shrimp, fried cashew nut, fried kaffir lime leaves for garnish. • Pound fried chilli, fried shallot, fried garlic, fried dried shrimp, roast shrimp paste until flake. • Remove and put in the mixing bowl mix gently with the sauce. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fried shallot, fried garlic, fried dried shrimp, dried cashew nut, fried kaffir lime leaves, fried dried red hot chilli and with fresh vegetables. Vegetable Condiment Cucumber, long green bean, baby eggplant and white cabbage.

Preparation • Soak the rice and weaved with alum for 15 seconds and soak in water overnight. • Drain the rice from the water and steam on a cloth in a double boiler until soft. Remove after about 20-25 minutes. • In the large saucepan, heat 2 cups coconut cream, sugar, salt and pandan leaves until sugar meal and strain through the cheesecloth. Pour in a large mixing bowl add very hot stick rice mixed well and cover for 30 minutes. Pour in the deep tray and spread it evenly into the corners thick about 1 inch. Set aside. Ingredient for Mixed Fruit Jelly ½ tbsp. agar-agar powder ¾ cup white cane sugar 2 cups red rose petals (put in the blender with 1 cup water blended until smooth and strain through the cheesecloth well. Or food colors. Mix Fruit by season, ¼ cup green grape, ¼ cup red grape, ¼ cup strawberry cut into big size pieces, ¼ cup jackfruit thinly finely, ¼ cup pomegranate seeds with ¼ cup with cane sugar. Put on top of sweet sticky rice. Preparation • Mix agar-agar powder with water flower well and pour in brass wok. Use low heat boil until agar-agar dissolve. • Add sugar stir until sugar dissolve. Bring to boil until condensed. And add rose color mix well. • Pour on top the stick rice wait until cool. Cut into bite size pieces.

About SITCA Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts was founded in 1999 by Thai master chef Roongfa Sringam and Martin Amada, an American media producer and food entrepreneur.The two met while working in the island’s hospitality industry. SITCA’s hands-on cooking classes for visitors to the island were an instant hit. Soon after, with the ever growing popularity of Thai food growing worldwide, there came a demand for hands-on intensive training for cooks and chefs who wanted to delve more deeply into the cuisine. To accommodate this, SITCA developed a unique curriculum designed for foreign culinary professionals and keen amateurs. Contact us and make a reversion: Location op. Centara Grand, Chaweng Beach Road Tel +66(0) 77 413 172, +66(0) 87 884 4433, E-mail: roong@sitca.com, www.sitca.com


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just out LION Dev patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar An uplifting true life story about a boy (Saroo) separated from his family in India at age five and his quest to find them 25 years later. Both Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar who play Saroo young and old give fantastic performances at bringing this story to life. Comparison will be made with the film that launched Patel's career, Slumdog Millionaire, and the early sections of this

just out LOGAN Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart 17 Years after first playing the character in the first X – Men movie – Hugh Jackman hangs up his claws. As its title suggests, Logan strips away the superhero bells and whistles of the X-Men franchise to focus on its most tormented Wolverine. The director has crafted a strippeddown stand-alone feature.

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drama does recall life for poor children in India. That movie was a fairy tale, while Lion is something quite different .The story begins in 1986, where we meet five-year-old Saroo. His mother works hauling rocks, while he and his older brother, supplement the poor family's income anyway they can. Saroo is a happy kid eager to prove himself by doing anything his brother can do. But they get separated when they go off looking for work. Young Saroo falls asleep on a train taking him 1,600 kilometers away to Calcutta. It is here that Saroo becomes a tiny speck against a massive, unfamiliar world. His position is made harder as he can only speak Hindi whereas in Calcutta they speak Benghali. Covering the months when Saroo manages to survive alone in Calcutta, looking for food and narrowly escaping child abductors who pretend to be rescuers.

In his final turn in one of the roles of his career, Jackman is essentially an ex-X-Man. The year is 2029, and superhuman mutants are pretty much on the extinction list. As far as anyone knows, there have been no mutant births in a quarter-century, and those few who remain live off the grid hiding. Those remaining few mutants number precisely three. X-Men leader Charles (Patrick Stewart) has now the early forms of alzeihmers and his telepathic powers are not always within his control; his geriatric brain doesn’t function as it once did. Looking after him are Logan, now a hard-drinking limo driver and Caliban, an albino mutant with tracking abilities who handles domestic chores for the trio while sheltering himself from the daylight. The lives of this last-of-their-kind collective are by no means easy, but they count on a certain routine. Then a young girl, Laura, along with a wad of cash and the

It is from here he gets adopted and moved to Australia. Watching Saroo first encounter television and the refrigerator gives the movie its humour also. We then skip forward 20 years. Saroo has been a source of great happiness for his adoptive parents, while their second adopted son was too traumatized by the experiences of his early life ever to adjust. When Saroo goes off to Melbourne to study hotel management, he meets Lucy (Rooney Mara) and a romance blossoms. It is through Lucy that he starts tracing his roots by using newly available Google Earth Technology. Overall an amazing, uplifting movie and if you can keep a dry eye at the end scenes then you deserve a medal!

desperate final request of her caretaker, that Logan get her to Canada ASAP. National borders are a factor in this story, not only because of the asylum that Canada represents but the experiments on Laura and countless other children, and the women who bore them, in Mexico. There’s drama and humor throughout the movie with both Jackman and Stewart giving there best performance as the the characters they have played for so long. This is the Wolverine picture fans have been waiting for – with its R rating, hell is unleashed in every action scene with limbs flying everywhere but by keeping the film small and intimate unlike the CGI superhero films we expect now, for me this is the best superhero film since Christopher Nolans – The Dark Night!


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just out KONG : SKULL ISLAND Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman Kong - Skull Island is set in the 1970’s and is basically mixing King Kong with The Lost World, and Apocalypse Now. This return of one of the cinema's biggest ape achieves an ideal balance between action and humor. Better than Peter Jackson's three-hour King Kong of 2005, which pretty much took two hours to hit its stride this one looks poised for potential sequels co-starring other famous monsters such as Godzillla.

just out LIFE Jake Gyllenhaal , Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson Life is basically a creature feature that would be more enjoyable with a different release date. Life faces the prospect of emerging less than one month before Ridley Scott's new chapter in the Alien franchise. It is pretty similar in most ways where a certain creature spends most of the movie rushing from one corner of a space station to another as our heroes try to starve it of oxygen etc before the ship reaches earth and wipes out mankind etc. Sound familiar?

The director Jordan Vogt-Roberts had the crucial idea to set this Kong redo in 1973, at the moment the United States pulled out of Vietnam, and the perilous journey undertaken by this tale's small band of military explorers into unknown territory, but what awaits them is a whole lot of trouble. Skull Island is located in the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by storms and has never been charted or found. As the war ends, Bill Randa (John Goodman) convinces the Nixon Administration to back a small expedition to try to find and map the island. A crew is ferried by about a dozen choppers that penetrate the storms to find what Skull Island has to offer. Among the members are Samuel Jackson's Lt. Colonel Packard, who's not happy that the U.S. didn't finish the job in Vietnam and brings with him his team, Tim Hiddleston's Capt. Conrad and Brie Larson as a combat photographer who all have their own agendas to pursue in a land unknown to man. In the end, though, it's not the characters people will want to see, but the monsters. This Kong, who makes his entrance a well-timed half hour in, is far bigger than any before

him and he faces fierce competition from toothsome lizards who happily take advantage of the humans on the island . Kong himself is portrayed as fearsome but also sensitive. He's the last of his species, and the bones of his family are all around the island and now he's got a new enemy in Packard, who is determined to settle his unfinished business in Vietnam by taking out Kong.

Like Alien this is an ensemble affair whose cast of characters dwindles in number over the course of the movie. Surprisingly, the best-known members of its cast are not the people left at the end. A-listers Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds register no more solidly as characters than Ariyon Bakare's Hugh Derry, the scientist who makes first contact with the alien, and soon regrets it. Derry and company are manning the International Space Station when a probe returns from Mars with soil samples. Under the microscope, Derry finds a single cell resembling life as we know it, then he brings that cell to life with some glucose. He quickly observes, as the cell grows, that the single cell seems capable of all body functions.

Unfortunately, the trusting people of Earth, have given it a name: Calvin. This is before it turns nasty!!!!

The movie wastes little time watching as this thing grows, escaping its petri dish in a gripping action scene. Before long, it has become a starfish-shaped jelly creature, and has claimed its first victim.

Sci Fi horror fans won't be too shocked by the way that plays out. A decent enough movie but is overshadowed with the new Alien movie coming out next month.

With the team trying to make it to the other side of the island where in three days they will be picked up obviously numbers in the party steadily decrease through various nasty’s on the island but with various monsters also giving Kong a good run for his money. Overall a good ,solid movie with good action sequences but some of the characters and dialogue is a bit wooden at times.

As "Calvin" grows the smarter he becomes and is adapted to opening doors and surviving airlocks. He also has developed a habit of following human blood towards his prey and also has a fondness of entering victims through there mouth rather than taking a bite (not for the queasey!). The picture struggles to find any sort of rhythm as the team get eaten up by Calvin or suffer lethal mishaps. Each dies valiantly; few enjoy a moment of glory. And then there were two - heroes whose names won't be revealed here, who face the final challenge .

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Bangkok

Eat it : the sukhothai bangkok Sunday Brunch at The Sukhothai Bangkok, renowned as the first hotel in Bangkok to provide top notch Sunday Brunch, Colonnade continues to attract with an ever improving and wider selection of quality cuisine. Begin your fascinating culinary journey with a fresh array of crustacean specialties such as Alaskan King Crab and Maine Lobster plus five types of European oysters. There’s a Pate and Terrines section complete with Foie Gras Pate & Black Truffles. Sukhothai Signature Soups are served including Lobster Bisque Flambe with Pernod and Lobster. And at the carving station, try the Roasted Wagyu Prime Rib with Yorkshire Puddings.The new Japanese section will tempt connoisseurs with a mouth-watering selection of Japanese delicacy appetizers, and a Sushi and Sashimi counter.

dubai & Abu dhabi

Eat it : Dinner In The Sky Dinner in the Sky has made its way back on to the UAE food scene. The big dinner table in the clouds, which debuted at Dubai Marina this week and elevates diners 50 metres into the air, will be a permanent fixture in the emirate for at least the next three months. One of the world’s most unique dining initiatives, Dinner in the Sky is not for the faint-hearted. No matter which seat you are in, you are guaranteed an Instagrammable view – whether of the marina itself, The Beach at JBR, Atlantis the Palm, the Burj Al Arab or the Burj Khalifa. If you are not happy with your initial vista, do not worry, because halfway through the sitting the platform rotates 180 degrees.

Thai Baht 3,000++ per person (Food Only) or 4,500++ per person with (Free Flow Wine & Champagne) Every Sunday from 12:00 – 15:00 hrs. For reservations, please call 66 (0) 2344 8888 Email: promotions@sukhothai.com Drink it: Vanilla sky rooftop bar at compass sky view Bangkok Night Life Hits New Heights At Vanilla Sky Introducing The Latest Most Stunning Rooftop Venue In Bangkok Vanilla Sky the city’s leading aficionados of night life will certainly be paying attention and aiming to experience its unique wow factors in person. For a taste of Bangkok nightlife at its most engrossing, look no further than the city’s first night club in the sky.Vanilla Sky invites sophisticated fun-seekers to lose themselves in the expanse of the city skyline. A breezy, open space some 35 floors into the sky, the venue is cleanly designed to allow exposure to the sky.

Dinner In The Sky, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai, UAE +971-50-9025-6341 Drink it: Treehouse Lounge

Treehouse is an urban hideaway for effortlessly chic people of taste.With its rich Renaissance décor, lush furnishings and ornate trees, this decadent rooftop lounge is styled as a house turned inside out.You will find this playful hideaway located in the Burj Khalifa’s back garden with uninterrupted views of the world’s tallest tower which never fails to lend a sense of the sublime. Feast on an artful menu of Mediterranean bites whilst creative mixologists fashion elixirs and potions with a penchant for smoke & vapor: all the while a soundtrack of soulful lounge beats exudes the ever-present promise of a place on the verge of a party.

Compass Sky View Hotel, Sukhumvit 24 12 Sukhumvit 24, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 T: +662 011 1111 | M: +66 81 452 8787 E: domc@compassskyviewhotel.com | www.compassskyviewhotel.com Do it : Siladon Spa in Bangkok Siladon Spa Bangkok is a stylish day spa located in Silom in the heart of Bangkok specializing in holistic spa packages, making it the perfect place for you to take a break from the surrounding chaos and mayhem of this amazing city. With comfortable couple spa rooms available, Siladon Spa Bangkok is the perfect place to enjoy couples massage and spa. If your sharing a room with your partner, friend or family, you can also take advantage of their Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion available on all spa packages. Siladon Spa is a professional spa company with branches in Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya. Siladon Spa Bangkok, 44/8 Convent Road, Sathon Road, Silom, Bangkok, 10500 +66 (0) 22 340 999 www.siladonspas.com sleep it: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is a luxury 5-star property located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, with panoramic views of either the river or city skyline available from the spacious fully-equipped rooms and multi-bedroom suites. The hotel provides a full range of facilities including an Club Lounge, a high-tech fitness center and river frontage swimming pool as well as a host of dining options such as the River Barge, serving nightly themed buffets and an à la carte menu, Silver Waves which offers enticing Chinese cuisine high up on the 36th floor,Treats Gourmet for delightful cakes and snacks and the al fresco Pier 28. The hotel also provides a complimentary riverboat shuttle to the nearest BTS skytrain station. Kanokrat Kirkland, Group Director of Marketing Communications Chatrium Hotels & Residences, Wuttichai Srisatityakornburi, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 307 8888 ext. 2602 Email: pr.chrb@chatrium.com

Treehouse Lounge, Taj Hotel, Dubai, UAE T: +971-4-438-3100 Do it : Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl’s classic tale of feuding farmers and foxes makes its debut at the National Theatre today. The two-hour stage show is being hosted in honour of the author’s 100th birthday and will feature music by former Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill. Suitable for children aged five and up. Fantastic Mr Fox, Abu Dhabi Theatre, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi +971-50-880-5074 sleep it: La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK

Boutique elegance awaits you at the brand-new La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai, Autograph Collection.The first hotel to grace CITY WALK, a new urban living destination in Dubai, this distinctive low rise property offers a unique and relaxed vibe amongst the metropolis of the city. Throughout this 5 star boutique hotel, stylish, iconic architecture celebrates open spaces, providing a sociable setting for guests to meet and mingle or simply a refreshing place to breathe. Guest rooms are spacious and celebrate relaxed urban luxury through décor led by sophisticated neutral furnishings, combined with contemporary artistic twists. Dining is a key highlight at La Ville Hotel & Suites with three restaurants, a lobby café and rooftop bar.

La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK, Dubai, Autograph Collection Al Multaqa Street, PO BOX 414433, Dubai, UAE T: +971-4-403-3111


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Phuket

Eat it : Tropicana Italian Restaurant Lamai Tropicana Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria opened on the Lamai Beach Road in Koh Samui in 2006 and is run by long time Italian friends Diego, Lele and Karl from Vicenza, Italy. Their intention was to bring “a real taste of Italian Cuisine to Samui” by not only following the traditional and authentic recipes but adding their love and passion for cooking. For the Tropicana owners gastronomy is not just about eating and “filling one’s stomach”, it’s an Art Form that is a way of life, performed with every dish they make for you. All their dishes are freshly prepared using only high quality ingredients chosen directly by our chef Diego and a large choice of the finest wines.Their pizzas are proclaimed some of the best and most authentic on the Island and their homemade Pana Cotta dessert is not to be missed.

Eat it : Kenny Rogers Roasters Kenny Rogers ROASTERS is a mid-casual dining restaurant located in the Laguna Area of Phuket, with roast chicken as its main core item complemented by a rich variety of hot and cold side dishes. This is made up of Kenny's famous home-made muffins, vegetable salads, pasta, soups, desserts and beverages served in a friendly and comfortable environment. Kenny Rogers ROASTERS was originally set up by popular Country and Western singer, Kenny Rogers, and former Governor of the state of Kentucky, John Y Brown Jr., in 1991. Seeing an opportunity to provide healthy and delicious food in a restaurant environment.

A take-away service is available and for reservations or more information please call +66 (0) 869488710

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11am - 11:30pm 49/14 (Unit B12) Baandon-Cherngtalay Rd., Tambon Cherngtalay, Amphur Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76-608771 E-mail: info@krrthailand.com

Drink it : SALA Samui The comfortable SALA Beach Bar offers the perfect location to relax after a hard day on the beach. Serving wonderfully chilled ice cold beer, refreshing cocktails and international wines. Samui Island's most interesting yet laid back beach front dining awaits, all under the watchful eye of our culinary team. The resort offers three Koh Samui dining options—including an invilla menu. Private dining can be arranged, either as a romantic or an unforgettable Private Dinner on the Beach or as a barbecue in the privacy of your own villa.Thursday nights are theme nights with delicious Thai favourites. Happy hour buy 1 get 1 free daily from 5-7 pm. SALA SAMUI CHOENGMON BEACH RESORT & SPA 10/9 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand RESERVATION: reservations@salasamui.com DINING RESERVATIONS, E info@salasamui.com www.salasamui.com do it : Sunrise CrossFit Sunrise CrossFit has commenced operations at Choeng Mon on Samui! We're all about either helping you achieve your fitness goals on your current journey or helping you kick off your new one! CrossFit is a multifaceted fitness approach incorporating exercise, rest and nutrition in a fun, ever-changing and challenging environment. Most of us have goals for our fitness and health, the Sunrise team is here to help its new community plan, measure and achieve their goals. Come be a part of it, it's easy to join and we accept all levels of fitness from weight loss to sports fitness and everything in between. +66 (0) 95 256 2842 darren@sunrisecrossfit.com

sleep it : The Privilege Hotel Ezra beach club Chic, Fashionable and yet Sophisticated,The Privilege Hotel Ezra Beach Club on Koh Samui offers a new adventure with its hotel and beach club. The Privilege Hotel Ezra Beach Club creates a hedonistic experience for those seeking a laid back and chill holiday on the stunning island. Built in an intentionally intimate style to allow you to get to know others from around the world, current house tunes enhance the overall experience from late morning till late evening creating a vibe that is most unique to Koh Samui. There are 37-guest rooms, suites and villas offering connecting doors and multiple configurations to accommodate groups from small to large with a variety of views including pool view, sea view and ocean front. Located in Bangrak only 5 minutes from Fisherman Village, 10 minutes from Samui International airport and 15 minutes from the heart of Chaweng, all that Koh Samui has to offer is within reach should you wish to venture out. +66 (0) 77954094 reservations@ThePrivilegeHotel.com

Drink it: Club akyra Beachfront Restaurant, Bar & Grill Designed to lift the spirit and calm the soul, akyra Beach Club Phuket sits right by the pristine sands of Natai Beach on Thailand’s enigmatic sunset coast, just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. This unique, new-fashioned beach resort offers 59 luxurious rooms, suites, and swoon-worthy villas, including a Beach Spa and fully equipped gym – all just steps from Thailand’s tranquil Andaman shore. The resort’s integrated Beach Club is an attractive waterfront venue that hosts exceptional weddings and events, plus regular theme parties and a delectable Sunday Brunch. Whether it’s a romantic island escape for two, a mates’ escape to paradise, or an innovative corporate retreat. Akyra BEACH CLUB PHUKET 32/7 Moo 5, Kokkloi, Takua Thung, Phang Nga, Thailand 8214 Phone: +66 (0) 2 514 8112, E-mail: rsvn.akph@theakyra.com do it : Surf House Phuket Surf House Phuket has two fabulous locations, one at the picturesque Kata Beach, and two at the famous Patong Beach. Surf House Phuket is the latest addition to the global FlowRider community, where surfers can socialize to improve their skills. The centrepiece of Surf House Phuket is its FlowRider surf machine. With a sheet wave running across a tensioned vinyl fabric, the FlowRider offers an exhilarating surf experience for surfers of all skill levels. Visitors to Surf House Phuket can also enjoy delicious meals and great cocktails right by our beach bar.There’s also an original Quiksilver retail outlet boosting a large collection of everything a beach goer might need. Hours 09:30 - 00:00 KATA BEACH ROAD. 4 Pakbang Road, T. Karon, A.Muang, Phuket 83100 162/6-7 Taweewong Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 979 7737, E-mail: info@surfhousephuket.com sleep it: Little Nyonya Hotel Little Nyonya Hotel is a boutique hotel in a Sino-colonial mansion owned by a Phuket Thai– Peranakan family whose history dates back over 200 years. The hotel evokes memories of the old days to bring the past back to life. The rooms are decorated with original artwork and custom-designed furniture made from rare local woods produced by Peranakan craftsmen. The Two Grandmas Restaurant serve both Western and Thai food as well as homemade Nyonya cuisine prepared under the supervision of Ama Tu, an experienced Nyonya cook. Stay as a guest, immerse yourself into the life of a Phuket– Peranakan family, be part of their family and take home warm memories of Phuket you can never collect from anywhere else. 63/2 M.4 Wichit, Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand 83000 Phone: +66 (0) 76-355901-2, Mobile: +66 (0) 88-760-6282, +66 (0) 91-035-5283 E-mail: rsvn@littlenyonyahotel.com, www.littlenyonyahotel.com


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Samui Nikki Beach White Party - Friday March 17, 2017


Samui

Clean The Beach Boot Camp - 12 March 2017 | Horizon Residence OPEN DAY - 31 March 2017

Sick Individuals at ONYX | The Comedy Club pres. Jimmy Carr Live in Bangkok at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit French Restaurant & BBQ - Le Cochon Qui Fume Koh Samui | The paper Butterfly Collection Exhibition by Cloud Nine Art and Mayuko Walmsley at Castaway Samui Guesthouse - 22 February 2017 | Koh Samui THA Midnight Run - 25 March 2017


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Paradise Island Festival at The Beach Bar Samui - 15 &16 April 2017


Phuket

Akyra Beach Club Phuket WHITE PARTY Grand Opening Master Group Corporation (Asia), or MGC-ASIA, is thriving in the local and ASEAN community with 400 million Baht investment in the expansion venture “MGC-Asia Autoplex Phuket” | Saturdays Residence Phuket : Meet & Greet Media AHEAD Asia 2017 Announces Keernala as Winner of Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces

St. Patrick’s day at The Drunken Leprechaun Irish Pub Phuket | International Women’s Day with NARS Cosmetics at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Thousands to “Run Paradise” at 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon South East Asia's leading destination marathon to take place 3rd and 4th June, 2017 JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Trainee Chefs Battle It Out In Hotel Cook-Off | The Aquila Phuket


Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Media Fam Trip - 24-26 March 2017

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Blue Moon Inspire at CHOW CAFÉ & BAR BANGKOK | Chang Music Connection Songkran Moments 2017

Bangkok Sick Individuals at ONYX | The Comedy Club pres. Jimmy Carr Live in Bangkok at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Henry Knowles at Havana Social | ChivasX Wine Bridge Songkran 2017


UAE

Bryan Adams | Dubai Food Festival | Dubai World Cup

UAE St Patricks Day at The Irish Village | Rod Stewart at YAS Island | Nikki Beach 1st Anniversary Party


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ANNE SOPHIE MAESTRACCI Photographer +66(0)80 102 9791 contact@samuipics.com www.samuipics.com www.goodpicturesdosellmore.com

Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach   8/88 Moo7, Sakdidech Rd, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand +66(0)76 302 900 cppanwa@ihg.com www.crowneplaza.com

Ashi Studio www.ashistudio.com

Escape Break Beach Republic, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 77 458 100 samui@escapebreak.com www.escapebreak.com

Associate Marketing & Communication Manager Bulgari (Thailand) Ltd. No.99 Siam Paragon Shopping Center Unit 22-23M, Rama1 Rd, Phathumwan, Bangkok Thailand +66 (0) 2 610 9929 www.bulgari.com Away Resort & Villas Koh Kood Thailand book.akk@awayresorts.com www.awayresorts.com Banyan Tree Phuket 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket, 83110 Thailand +66(0) 076 372 400 www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailandphuket-resort Bluepoint Condos Thanon Taweepmg, Kathu Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 62 814 6869 +65 91 28 8585 contact@bluepointcondos.com www.bluepointcondos.com Blanka Matragi www.blankamatragi.cz BVLGARI www.bulgari.com Carolina Herrera www.carolinaherrera.com Chatrium Hotels & Residences 28 Charoenkrung Rd, Watprayakrai Bangkholame, Bangkok 10120, Thailand +66(0) 2307 8888 info.chr@chatrium.com www.chatrium.com

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Free Fall Skydive Thailand www.freefallthailand.com HYPE Boat Club HYPE CLUB GROUP CO., LTD. 73/103 Moo 3 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 385 141 contact@hype-boat-club.com www.hypeboatclub.com Impiana Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui 91/2-3 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 77 448 994 info.ircn@impiana.com www.samuihotels.impiana.com.my Impiana Private Villas Kata Noi, Phuket 10 Kata Noi Road, Moo 2, Karon, Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 330 770 info.ipv@impiana.com www.impiana.com www.phuketprivatevillas.impiana.com.my Impiana Resort Patong 41 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach 83150 Phuket Tel : +66 (0) 7634 0138 www.impiana.com.my IVL Property 57/17 Moo 5, Plai Laem, Bophut Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 88 379 8360 matt@ivlproperty.com www.ivlproperty.com Jimmy Choo www.jimmychoo.com

Keemala Phuket 10/88 Moo 6, Nakasud Road Kamala, Kathu Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 358 777 stay@keemala.com www.keemala.com Koh Kood Montana Bungalows +66(0) 95 253 8729 kohkoodmontana@gmail.com www.kohkoodmontana.com Nautilus Samui (X2 Apartment Hotel) +66 (0) 82 427 4888 peter.sule@nautilussamui.com www.nautilussamui.com Nikki Beach Koh Samui 96/3 Moo 2, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Thailand info.samui@nikkibeach.com +66 (0) 77 914 500 www.nikkibeachsamui.com Olga Vilshenko www.vilshenko.com Phuket Island Radio www.phuketfmradio.com Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach +66(0)76 335 300 99 Muen-Ngoen Rd. Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand www.phuketmarriottmerlinbeach.com Primitive Jewellery Design Opposite Central Festival Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 65 410 4181 primitivesamui@gmail.com PRU Restaurant Trisara Phuket 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay,Thalang Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 310 100 pru@trisara.com www.prurestaurant.com Rotary Club of Koh Samui www.rotarysamui.org

Seafood at Trisara 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand seafood@trisara.com +66 (0) 76 310 100 Seara Sports Systems Phuket | Samui +66 (0) 76 304 3078 +66 (0) 77 953 146 phuket@searasports.com www.searasports.com SITCA Thai Cooking Class Opposite Centara Grand, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 77 413 172 roong@sitca.com www.sitca.com Samui Regatta www.samuiregatta.com Sephora Cosmetic www.sephora.com Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort 200 Moo 3 Nongtalay, Muang Krabi 81180 Krabi. Thailand +66(0)75 627 800 H6184@sofitel.com www.sofitelkrabiphokeethra.com Soneva Kiri 110 Moo 4, Koh Kood, Koh Kood Trat 23000, Thailand +66 (0) 82 208 8888 reservations@soneva.com www.soneva.com/soneva-kiri Speed Boat Xperience 58/35 Moo 5, Koh Keaw Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 92 441 9232 booking@speedboatxperience.com www.speedboatxperience.com The Surin Phuket Pansea Beach, 118 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 316 400 hotel@thesurinphuket.com www.thesurinphuket.com White Palm Villas +971 56 557 1234 info@whitepalmvillas.com www.whitepalmvillas.com



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