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EDITORIAL

EDITOR'S LETTER The weather is warming up and the island is full of smiles and sunshine as we move slowly (or rather quickly) closer and closer to the middle of the year! This issue we look at some incredible condominium developments, allowing freehold ownership with all the sea views you could ask for, the new Sea Wrap restaurant at Peace Resort in Bophut, how to create an exceptional front yard, architectural acoustics for your house along with many other home-lovers tips and tricks for the perfect abode. Don’t forget, you can always find the most up to date online, making it easy for you to enjoy on the move – www. samui-phanganmagazine.com.

Jade Moore editor

**We apologise to TLC ( Thailand Learning Centre ) as they featured in an article in the Feb/March issue. Unfortunately due to a misprint some details were incorrect: Thailand Learning Centre email: thailandlearningcentre@yahoo.com. www.facebook.com/tlcsamui Tel +66 (0) 866 252 546

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Disclaimer: All the information, discussions and opinions contained herein are not to be a comprehensive study nor to provide advice, legal or otherwise and should not under any circumstances be used as a substitute for specific advice, legal or otherwise, in respect of individual situation and circumstances.

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Retail Therapy Cushiony Comfort

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Architect's Talk Make Your Home Sing

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Retail Therapy Tap In To It

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Superior Interior Time To Style

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Food for Thought Chicken-Lickin'

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Retail Therapy Going Potty

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Outdoor Living Planning Your Front Yard

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Property Report Thailand Property Awards 2014

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Legal Buzz Secure Your Real Estate Investment

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Investor Corner Developers Expand Provincial

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Island Scoop News From The Island

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Developer In-View The Bay

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Hot Property Villa Soong

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Villa Rental Find Your Perfect Island Retreat

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Personal Profile Khun Panya Phlanisong (Poe)

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Feature Pause By Replay

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Close Up Sea Wrap

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Green Scene Sowing The Seeds

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Eco Outdoor Buzz Off!!

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Home Help Painting it Perfect Part#2

life on the isles 116

Koh Samui Map

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Koh Samui Living

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Koh Phangan Map

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Koh Phangan Living

the legal arena 124

Land Title Deeds

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Chanote

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Tips For Starting The Biz English

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Tips For Starting The Biz Chinese

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Tips For Starting The Biz German

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Tips For Starting The Biz Russian

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Tips For Starting The Biz French

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Building Regulations

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CUSHIONY COMFORT

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For the bed, the sofa, occasional chairs or even scattered about – cushions with the right patterns/colours can really make a room not only more comfortable but can add a whole lot of personality! Here’s a range of cushions to inspire you including some bright ones, some loud ones, some soft ones and some in-between.

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“Your Independent Estate Agent” Est. 2008

Condo • Bophut • Ref: S618

Apartment • Bangrak • Ref: S637

FAMILY CONDO: New condo with king size bed and bunk beds for the kids and ensuite bathroom. Onsite includes restaurant, gym and communal pool.

SEA VIEWS: 2 bed fully equipped apartment on the third floor with communal pool, gym, restaurant, reception, laundry service, wifi and snooker table.

From: 4,500 THB/night • 50,000 THB/month

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From: 2,900 THB/night • 40,000 THB/month

House • Ban Makham • Ref: S604

Villa • Bophut • Ref: S614

BEACH HOUSE: 2 bed house by the beach, small gated community with communal pool. Superb sunsets and just minutes to Nathon.

HOLIDAY RENTAL: 4 bed luxury mountain view villa, spread over 3 floors, situated close to Chaweng and the beach. An ideal holiday rental for families.

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From: 5,000 THB/night • 60,000 THB/month

Land • Lipa Noi • Ref: S621

Condo • Bangrak/Bophut • Ref: S628

From 549,500 THB

SUNSET VIEWS: Affordable plots from 628sqm, roads, underground electric and water in place as well as low monthly community fees.

3,800,000 THB FOREIGN OWNERSHIP: Studio/1 bed, 52sqm, interior designed. Onsite includes gym, sauna, basketball court, shop, restaurant and security.

PROPERTY AND LAND SALES • RENTALS


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Sales : +66 (0)80 535 1725 Rentals : +66 (0)81 737 6808 Office : +66 (0)77 425 679 info@overseaspropertyportfolio.com www.overseaspropertyportfolio.com

Land • Bophut • Ref: S603

Villa • Lipa Noi • Ref: S577

180 VIEWS: Ideal to construct 1 or 2 villas, superb sea and mountain views, access roads, chanote land title. Electricity to land, water by deep well.

BEACH 400M: Single storey, 3 bed walled in private villa with large pool and off road parking. Easy to maintain and generous indoor / outdoor areas.

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Villa • Laem Sor • Ref: S634

Villa • Chaweng Yai • Ref: S615

NEAR BEACH: A new 3 bed, single storey villa with private pool, situated in a quiet and beautiful location, about 400 meters from the beach.

2 PRIVATE POOLS: New 5 bed villa over 2 floors, each with a pool and unobstructed views. Sat in a gated community with small shop and restaurant.

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Villa • Choeng Mon • Ref: S542

Villa • Choeng Mon • Ref: S626

HIGH QUALITY: 4 bed contemporary villa overlooking the sea to the East. Leading architect, quality engineering and furnishings used throughout.

REDUCED: 4 bed luxury sea view villa sat on a well managed estate with security. Customized furniture used throughout and large entertaining areas.

48,000,000 THB

55,000,000 THB

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Make Your Home Sing

Architectural acoustics can play a huge part of designing your home

Some of us love music and all that state-of-the-art technology now affords us. Most new homes are built with sound-systems in mind, be it speakers inside and out, or your home theatre system‌.even sound systems in bathrooms are common place. With this in mind, and if you want a true flawless aural experience, then the architecture of your home can take on a whole new meaning – one called architectural acoustics. The typical sound paths that music and sounds follow are ceilings, room partitions, acoustic ceiling panels (such as wood dropped ceiling panels), doors, windows, flanking, ducting and other penetrations. Technical solutions depend on the source of the noise and the path of acoustic transmission, for example noise by steps/feet

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Bang and Olufsen speaker or noise by (air, water) flow vibrations. An example would be providing suitable party wall design in an apartment complex to minimise the mutual disturbance due to noise by residents in adjacent apartments. Architectural design requires that acoustics be well thought out and coordinated. The sound spectrum must remain clear without portions distorted or missing and it is important to avoid overlapping sound waves that project into a common space – this interference is what can distort the sound spectrum. Your best bet is to hire someone who is a professional in this field, that way your home will be wired for sound…. and not all sounds….keeping some….blocking out samui phangan real estate

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6) Get good PATTERN CONTROL. Make sure sound systems for a room get good sound coverage. This will prevent feed-back and other sound distortions. 7) For out-of-the-way listening areas get DISTRIBUTED SOUND SYSTEMS. Such “delay-fill” speakers operate with an electronic delay so the sound matches and is synchronized. You should make certain that sound travels only when you want it to. Office conversations that needlessly travel to employee office spaces can be quite a distraction and the same goes with your home. Make sure that sound from one room does not travel to the next – there is nothing worse than overlapping sounds, especially if you don’t like the chosen music in the other room (insert young teenager and their sometimes painful choice of music here!).

others…..a professional can work alongside your building architect to get your system and sound design just right. The following are 7 design tips to achieve the best architectural acoustics within a space. These principles highlight some of the most informative ideas found within the guide Acoustics and Sound Systems in Architectural Design for best aural experience. 1) Watch out for SOUND REFLECTIONS. Straight surfaces reflect sounds back into the central space making sound clarity muddy. 2) Select ACOUSTICAL TREATMENT carefully. Different materials absorb sound frequencies differently. Make sure your acoustical treatments are absorbing the right sound frequencies. 3) Diminish ECHOES when necessary. Be aware that sounds traveling within 30 milliseconds of each other are perceived without echo. Sounds traveling after the 30 millisecond threshold become echoes of the original sound. 4) Don’t let other building systems get in the way. NOISE CONTROL is important to keep in check as other building systems (like HVAC systems) operate. Keep such clashing noises to a minimum. 5) Keep objects or other OBSTRUCTIONS out of the way. Objects that obstruct a sound path can block high frequency sounds. (Low frequency sounds can bend around objects.)

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Involve your acoustician early and coordinate design efforts to avoid uncomfortable and sometimes painful aural sensations. Architectural acoustics are important beyond auditoriums and theatres and now play a significant role in your home, so make sure you make the most of your space for your eyes, and your ears.


The Emerald Tongson

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

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


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Fixtures for your bathroom are just as important as tiling, bath, shower and toilet selections. The tap-wear you choose for your sink or bath can have an overall impact on the design aesthetic you are trying to achieve – from sleek and modern to old fashioned and more traditional.

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Time To Style When it comes to interior design styles, give yourself the permission to think outside the box. There are so many wonderful ways to define who you are by creating a magnificent living space. Allow yourself to be creative. Be stylish. There is a list of interior design styles - understanding what each concept represents should help you make some of your all-important design decisions. 28

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ART DECO Art deco interior design represents a period between 1908 through till 1935. This style particularly began in Paris and worked its way through Europe and then globally. ARABIAN Arabian interior design is a magnificent blend of color, pattern and personality. It encompasses the rich, vibrancy of tones found in the desert with complex designs. ASIAN Asian interior design reflects materials and finishes from the East. This design style is typical of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. BRITISH There are many styles to celebrate British interior design two most popular are Cool Britannia and Shabby Chic. Cool Britannia is British interior design, styled around patriotism and in the 1990's the phrase 'shabby chic' was coined to describe the modern laid-back style. CONTEMPORARY Contemporary interior design became popular in America in the 50's and early 60's just as travel by aircraft became accessible. The look has either straight lines or beautifully curved. FRENCH Typical French interior design is fairly classical. It can be both sophisticated and elegant or over opulent and dramatic. AMERICAN There are 4 distinct 'American' interior design styles. 1. American Colonial Style focuses on function and practicality and is still popular today. 2. Southwestern Style often in incorporates a bold color palette and light colored wood. 3. Shaker Style is simplistic and furniture is made from quality wood. 4. Patriotic Style themes include the American flag, American icons and American retro. ARTS AND CRAFTS The arts and crafts style flourished between 1860 to 1910. This movement was made up of a group of designers and writers from England, UK. They produced high quality, well made, handcrafted goods which were costly. ART NOUVEAU From 1880 to around 1910 art nouveau was in full swing and it is said to be the first 20th Century modern style as it was the first style to look to nature and the surrounding world instead of backwards in history. samui phangan real estate

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GOTHIC Life in the Middle Ages was very different to our modern world and therefore the blend of this period with some modern influences can be extremely interesting. 1150-c.1500 and revived again in the late 18th and early 19th century. INDIAN Indian interior design styles are warm and earthy. They have an exotic appeal and hold a magical look with the use of harmonized colors. INDUSTRIAL Industrial interior design is the combination of art and engineering to make life 'easier'. Lots of high tech gadgets! ITALIAN Italian interior design is modern and has a look of luxury about it. JAPANESE Japanese interior design is simplistic and pretty streamlined in both layout and finishes. This style is the defining influence on all modern day minimalism. MEDIEVAL Medieval interior design comes from the period in European history 1000 - c.1550. This concept is basic and not too far away from Rustic interior design.

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MINIMALISM Minimalistic interior design is certainly chic when put together well. The clean lines and open spaces allow you to enjoy simplicity at its very best. MOROCCAN The Moroccan look is rich in spice colors and is influenced by Spanish, French and Arabic interior design. Beautiful patterns fill the spaces along with textures. NAUTICAL The look of nautical interior design is very much that of the seaside and beach front. RETRO Retro interior design covers 3 decades; 50's, 60's and 70's. The look is varied, from plastic fantastic, disposable and low maintenance to psychedelia. The influences were the boom of advertising, flower power, pop music and pop art. RUSTIC To achieve a rustic home interior design that looks great you can mix elements of it in with a contemporary interior - rustic design emphasizes on natural, unrefined elements and objects. SCANDINAVIAN There are two interior design styles that are Scandinavian design. The first is modern and the other is country.


1. Scandinavian Modern began in 1930 and is present today. It is born from the basic principles of modernism fused with traditional materials and can have the look of contemporary interior design. IKEA is the worldwide phenomenon of this style. 2. Scandinavian Country style originated in the 17th Century and lasted until the late 19th Century. The look is that of a farmhouse and the main material is light colored wood. SPANISH Touches of Arabic design are mixed with bold, beautiful colors and shapes are found within Spanish interior design styles. Rustic walls of plaster or stucco finish look fantastic.

VINTAGE Vintage interior design refers to the 1940's and early 50's. It is an era that most people remember either from their own childhood, or from the homes of grandparents. Therefore vintage is wonderfully nostalgic and feels comforting in a family home. ZEN Zen interior design is based on zen principles of light, space and function and when applied to the home can give you a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. The approach is minimalistic and uses the bare essentials within a home and each item has its own purpose. The best colors to build your look upon are earth tones that are warm and uplifting.

TUSCAN The Tuscan style originates from Tuscany, Italy and embodies the calm, serene nature of the Italian countryside. It is simple, elegant and has a sense of luxury. VICTORIAN The Victorian era from 1837 to 1901 saw many great changes within homes since mass production meant that goods became more affordable. People began to take great pride in the look of their homes which they saw as a reflection of status. Plump cushions and excessive ornamentation lead the way for this style.

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Chicken-Lickin'

Chicken wings – a much loved favourite across continents…easy to make and even easier to devour. We found our favourite - Crispy Baked Chicken Wings which are perfect for dinner, the kids, a snack, for barbecues or just on your own with a beer. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS BUFFALO SAUCE • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce GINGER-SOY GLAZE • 1/4 cup honey • 2 tablespoons soy sauce • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed • 1 2x1' piece of ginger, peeled, sliced WINGS • 5 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS BUFFALO SAUCE • Mix first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in hot sauce; keep warm. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 week ahead. Let cool completely; cover and chill. Rewarm before using. GINGER-SOY GLAZE • Bring all ingredients and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve honey. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1/4 cup, 7–8 minutes. Strain into a medium bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes to thicken slightly. DO AHEAD: Can be made 5 days ahead. Cover; chill. Rewarm before using. WINGS • Preheat oven to 400°. Set a wire rack inside each of 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Place all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Divide wings between prepared racks and spread out in a single layer. • Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes. • Line another rimmed baking sheet with foil; top with a wire rack. Add half of wings to ginger-soy glaze and toss to evenly coat. Place wings in a single layer on prepared rack and bake until glaze is glossy and lightly caramelized, 8–10 minutes. • Toss remaining half of wings in Buffalo sauce. Serve immediately (no need to bake). samui phangan real estate

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www.century21zazen.com Century 21 Zazen Properties is a leading real estate agent located in Bophut, Koh Samui. We are proud to be one of the world’s largest residential real estate brokerage franchisors, with approximately 9,000 franchise offices and more than 150,000 sales associates located in 73 countries and territories. We specialize in beach front & hill side villas, residential projects, land and business opportunities, including luxury properties, hotels & resorts. Consult our website at www.century21zazen.com to discover our extensive offer of properties and call us today to oganize a meeting at your convenience.

Century 21 Zazen Properties 119/24 Samui Town Center, Bophut Moo 1, Koh Samui 84320, Thailand Business +66 (0)77 425 570 www.century21zazen.com sales@century21zazen.com


Your Total Real Estate Solutions

VILLA WITH 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM, POOL & JACUZZI Location: Villa Size:

Chaweng 70 Sq.m.

Price:

6,900,000 THB

MASTER VILLA WITH 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS & A JUNIOR VILLA Location: Villa Size:

Plai Laem 180 Sq.m.

Price:

9,500,000 THB

BEACH FRONT VILLA WITH 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS Location: Villa Size:

Tongson Bay 210 Sq.m.

Price:

22,125,000 THB Patrick: 093 580 3071 Noo: 093 580 3072

DUPLEX POOL VILLA WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS Location: Villa Size:

Plai Laem 220 Sq.m.

Price:

8,800,000 THB

SEA VIEW VILLA WITH 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHROOMS, 2 SWIMMING POOLS Location: Villa Size:

Chaweng Hill 500 Sq.m.

Price:

19,000,000 THB

LUXURY VILLA WITH 4 BEDROOMS, 8 BATHROOMS & SPA Location: Villa Size:

Maenam 1363 Sq.m.

Guillaume: 093 583 5472 Pai: 093 580 3074

Price:

55,000,000 THB


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Plants are the best way to give your home some life and what you put them in can also add to the overall effect. Even if you don’t want to put plants in them, these pots can double for storage containers – toys, bathroom products, kitchen utensils - you can find plenty of ways to use them around the home! www.ikea.co.th

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PUTTING YOUR BEST FRONT FORWARD PLANNING YOUR FRONT YARD LANDSCAPE Your front yard is the first area people see upon entering your home and often sets the expectation of what’s to come. If you’re planning to fix or complete your front yard, we’ve come up with some rules of thumb that may help you achieve the best outcome for you.

CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE FRONT Every house facade and site has visual assets and liabilities. A well-done front yard highlights the pleasing points and masks the poor ones. If your house needs or will adapt to your desire for a special theme garden like Oriental, Modern/Minimal or Spanish, the look must begin in the front yard. Themes are successful only if you unify all the garden aspects carefully. To achieve balance in a landscape, try to position elements so they give equal weight -- through size, colour and texture - several plants of the same color and kind have more effect and give greater pleasure in a landscape than one each of several types.

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PLAN A WALKWAY THAT FLOWS Bricks, wood, stone, or loose-mulching materials all work well for your path way. The best way forward is to follow natural access patterns when laying out your walkway keeping in mind a straight path, though less charming, is the shortest and least expensive, and sometimes the most sensible. To add interest to walks, choose brick patterns or exposed-aggregate textures. If you have plain concrete walks, cover them with brick pavers, slate, or tile. If you want to use loose materials like tanbark or wood chips, these are great for natural garden paths farther away from the house, but consider that a lot of this material may end up in the house from your shoes!

EDGINGS AND BORDERS

Edgings give an important and neat outline to your yard, as well as dramatic contrasts of form, texture, and color. For permanent neatness, build in small concrete curbs; set bricks on edge, on end, or diagonally; lay landscape timbers; stand flagstones or tiles on edge.


• Lawns take the most resources, work, and equipment of any aspect of landscaping. To conserve both fossil and human energy, consider alternatives to lawn, especially in regions where rainfall is not frequent such as Samui and Phangan!

RAISED PLANTING BEDS Add a raised bed as a decorative, useful way to plant flowers. Raised planting beds are often used instead of or together with foundation plantings. Build them deep enough to provide ample soil for root growth and bottomless so the bedding soil mixes with the soil below.

Borders of flowers, bulbs, or ground covers can be used with, or instead of, other edgings but don't set the plants so close to the path that they overgrow it.

Because soil in raised beds dries out more quickly than in the ground (and because few plants can withstand full sun plus the heat reflected from house walls), place beds in spots that receive shade for part of the day and be sure they are hardy.

PLANTS AND STRUCTURES

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The architectural features of your yard will be the most expensive and permanent. You may want to plan them in stages and ensure you select materials that will add to your landscape, not ruin its harmony. • Plantings are easier to install and change, but you'll want to be sure to put them in the right places so they can quickly play a role. • Trees, shrubs, and ground covers are permanent purchases that increase in size and value and take little maintenance. • Flowers take care and often require replanting, but they can fill in the gaps until your woody plants gain enough size to stand alone.

To add beauty and perhaps additional shade to a front yard, carefully situate very choice -- or accent -- trees. Accent trees make such a lasting impression; you may well identify certain houses in your neighbourhood by a stand-out tree. On the islands it is best to use native trees and plants as these are used to the climate, thrive well and are more resistant to local bugs. Happy planning!

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PHOTOGRAPHY By: Wison Tungthunya

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PYNE is a condominium located right at the center of Bangkok by Sansiri. TROP designed the overall landscape.


THAILAND PROPERTY AWARDS GATHER MOMENTUM FOR 2014 Nominations are now open and flooding in for the ninth annual Thailand Property Awards with developers, architects and projects from across the country being put forward for consideration in 26 categories. This year’s top award categories include Best Developer Thailand, which last year went to Sansiri PCL, Best Boutique Developer, which was won by Kalara Developments for the third consecutive year, as well as the hotly contested Best Luxury Condo Development Bangkok, awarded to 185 Rajadamri by Raimon Land PLC in 2013. Independent panels of judges will also consider project entries for Best Condo Development, Best Residential Development, Best Housing Development and Best Villa Development in all of Thailand’s most popular investment locations and a number of awards will also be given for best architecture and best interior design. Meanwhile, the publisher’s choice award for Real Estate Personality of the Year will once again be chosen by the editors of Property Report Magazine. Khun Sunchai Nuengsit returns as the chairman of the central judging panel for 2014. As managing director of BuilderSmart PCL, a premier manufacturer and distributor of cutting edge solutions focused on environmental sustainability, he has over 15 years’ experience in the supply of quality products and solutions for the construction and residential building sector.

Other central panel judges include Bill Barnett founder and managing director, C9 Hotelworks. Teresa Biesty, managing director, Access Property Limited, Ian Hamilton, commercial and industrial property specialist and Dr.Theerathon Tharachai, CFO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited. Three new judges have also joined the panel for 2014, each one well respected in their respected fields. They are Sokoun Chanpreda, managing director of HMD Asia Co., Ltd, Anchalika Kijkanakorn, managing director of AHMS, Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Limited and Rohit Sachdev, managing director of Soho Hospitality. To enter the 2014 Thailand Property Awards companies and projects must be nominated by a third party and nominations are welcome from developers, agents, architects, interior designers, construction companies, suppliers and also from the general public. No points are awarded in the nomination process. However, being nominated for an award in a category for which a company is eligible ensures entry into the judging stages. To nominate a company or development visit the Asia Property Awards website - www.asiapropertyawards.com Source: www.property-report.com

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HOW DO I SECURE MY REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT? So you’ve already fallen in love with all that Thailand has to offer and after another beautiful day you decide that you have to spend more time here. After viewing amazing vistas, beaches, and secluded forest properties you’ve decided to buy your dream villa or condominium. This is where you should stop, take a deep breath, and think about how you’re going to secure your rights. So before you sign the paperwork for your new dream home or investment property you should be aware of some of the basic ownership structures and the security of your investment.

Can I lease the land? This article was co-written by Paul Volodarsky of the law firm Limcharoen. www.limcharoen.com

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Under Thai law, foreign nationals are permitted to acquire a maximum 30 year lease over land. This lease must be registered in the relevant land office thereby securing the lessee’s interest in the land. Generally, a land leasehold agreement will also include the option to renew the lease for additional 30 year terms, those renewal options may not be registered in the land office unless and until that original lease has expired and the lessor agrees to renew. As a consequence, the lessee only has a contractual right to renew the options, which may be difficult to enforce after the expiration of the first 30 year term, particularly if the lessor sells its interest in the land or passes away.


of the company, leaving the foreign investor to own up to 49%. However, you should also be aware that the Thai shareholders must, at all times, outnumber the number of foreign shareholders (i.e. 3 foreign shareholders would require 4 Thai shareholders). Please note that while these are the permitted minimum requirements under Thai law, land office procedures may require that that Thai shareholders own a greater percentage of the company before allowing the registration of ownership of the land. It is also extremely important to note that the Thai shareholders must be genuine investors in the company and not merely “nominee” or “sham” shareholders, as the use of such nominee schemes are illegal.

How can I use these different structures to protect my investment?

Given that a lease provides little security beyond the initial 30 year term, on its own, it is generally the least advantageous option available to foreign investors. Nonetheless, as explained below, the acquisition of a registered lease is an important component of a more ideal legal structure available to foreign investors.

In order to provide a greater level of security, savvy investors will often employ a leasehold structure, separate building ownership, and the use of minority shareholder ownership to form a so-called protected leasehold structure. Using this structure, a limited Thai company acquires ownership of land with the foreign investor as a minority shareholder using an offshore company that will acquire a 30 year lease (with contractual rights of renewal) over the land and may acquire ownership of the building. In addition, the Thai land holding company is set up with special Articles of Association, which provide negative voting rights or certain “veto” rights to the minority shareholder (i.e. the offshore company), which will give the foreign investor the ability to prevent the majority Thai shareholders from prejudging the foreign investment, and in some instances may help to secure the contractual lease renewals.

What about the building?

What about condominiums?

Although ownership of land by a foreigner is not permitted under Thai law, foreign investors should be aware that Thai law does permit foreign persons to acquire ownership of buildings. This should be evidenced not simply by the contract and the handing over of the house registration book but should also include the transfer of the construction permit, the actual evidence of ownership, to you as the new owner. Without the proper transfer of ownership of the building, you could face difficulty in selling or transferring the property in the future.

As an exception to the general rule, foreigners are permitted to acquire title tantamount to freehold ownership of a registered condominium unit. In accordance with the Condominium Act BE (2522) (1979) (as amended), foreign investors are permitted to own up to 49% of the private living space of a registered condominium building. The remaining 51% of the private living space of a condominium building must be owned by Thai individuals or qualifying Thai companies. This means that, as a foreign investor, you must ensure that the condominium unit falls within the foreign freehold quota to ensure that the condominium can be registered in your name. This is especially important to check when investing in resort areas such as Koh Samui, which are likely to have more foreign investors than Thai investors.

Am I allowed to invest in a land owning company? Thai law prohibits foreign ownership of land; however, it does permit a foreign investor to hold a minority ownership stake in a Thai limited company. As a result, a foreign investor can, along with Thai investors, purchase land through a Thai limited company. This requires that at least two Thai investors purchase and hold a minimum of 51%

This article is intended to provide only a general survey of land laws in Thailand, and is in no way comprehensive. As in any jurisdiction, one should always consult with legal counsel before entering into any significant investment. samui phangan real estate

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Angthong Villas PANORAMIC SUNSET SEA VIEWS LOTS OR LAND DEVELOPMENT FOR SALE LIPA NOI • Landsize: 24 Rai subdived into 27 Chanote plots + 11 more. • Full Architectural Drawings. First 4 Building permits ready now. Electric to property 90 Days from order. Ample water on property. Lots starting at 1.4 million Baht per Rai All of development 1.2 million Baht per Rai Продаютса земельные участки под строительство с панорамным видом на море и красивым видом на закат в Липа Нои. 23 рай 1,2 миллиона бат Индивидуальные участки начиная с 1,4 миллиона бат При покупке нескольких участков предусмотрены скидки. 5 LOTS SOLD

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DEVELOPERS EXPAND PROVINCIAL INVESTMENT AMID MARKET SLOWDOWN IN BANGKOK Property firms are expanding their investment in the provinces in the first half of the year, against the backdrop of a declining market in Bangkok and its suburbs since the anti-government protests and political turmoil began to grip the capital early last month. A survey by The Nation has found that developers are delaying the launch of residential projects in inner Bangkok this quarter, but they are expanding in the provinces, where there is still demand even though spending on the government's Bt2-trillion mega-infrastructure projects has been delayed by the political crisis. "Although the Bt2-trillion infrastructure programme has had to be delayed until the country has a new government, demand to buy homes in the provinces is still strong at this time when compared with greater Bangkok, where it has fallen by between 15 and 20 per cent since [the start of] December, due to the political turmoil," said Pruksa Real Estate president and CEO Thongma Vijitpongpun. Following the market sentiment, Pruksa plans to launch residential projects in other provinces during the current quarter. Among the provinces in its sights are Chon Buri, Rayong, Pattaya, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Udon Thani and Chiang Mai. Provincial launches this year will account for about 7 per cent of its 40-50 new residential projects worth between Bt40 billion and Bt50 billion, he said.

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Supalai, meanwhile, plans to launch 10 residential projects worth Bt10 billion combined in the provinces this year, out of a total of new 23 or 24 projects nationwide. The upcountry projects will be located in Udon Thani, Chon Buri, Rayong, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Phuket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. "We will launch three or four residential projects in the provinces during this quarter, because even though the property market in Bangkok and its suburban areas has been negatively affected by the political turmoil, there is still demand in the provinces and presales are still going to plan," said Supalai director Tritecha Tangmatithamd. CP Land, a property arm of CP Group, plans to launch 20 residential projects worth Bt10 billion in the provinces this year, but it has no plans to launch projects in greater Bangkok for the time being. Quality Houses will launch six residential projects worth up to Bt6 billion combined in three provinces - Chon Buri, Chiang Rai and Prachuap Khiri Khan - this year, with three of them set for this quarter. NC Housing plans to launch two projects in Chiang Mai worth Bt1 billion combined, with one of them being introduced next month.


Property Perfect plans three projects worth between Bt4 billion and Bt5 billion in Chiang Mai this year. One of them will be launched during this quarter.

However, the agency maintains its forecast that new residential projects launched in the provinces this year will be worth between Bt330 billion and Bt340 billion.

Natural Park, meanwhile, has launched its latest condominium - a Bt3-billion project in Sa Kaeo's Aranyaprathet district - this month.

Source: Somluck Srimalee www.nationmultimedia.com

The Agency for Real Estate Affairs has forecast that the value of project launches in Bangkok and its suburbs this year will drop by 30-40 per cent from last year's Bt385 billion, after seeing that only 30 residential projects totalling 4,438 units worth Bt15.63 billion came on to the market last month. That represented a 30-per-cent decline from November in terms of projects, 73 per cent in terms of units, and 69 per cent in terms of value.

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of super fruit flavour, whilst still offering a variety of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The water is available in many sizes from small boxes for your children’s packed lunch to large packs for the fridge at home. So if you’re after a space saving and convenient (and far less messy!) way to enjoy fresh coconut water straight out of the fridge, you can enjoy cans and large UHT packs varying from 0.5 - 1 litre. These products are available here in Koh Samui for your hotel, bar, restaurant, business or home – simply contact Be Coconut Water for a sample pack or to make an order. For more information contact@samui-fitness.com, 081 747 5910 or visit www.samui-fitness.com


SAMUI REGATTA SAILS IN FOR 2014 This highly accredited annual event celebrates one of Asia's biggest regattas and the final week of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix in Koh Samui from the 24th May through to the 31st May 2014. Established in 2001, the Samui Regatta has grown to attract the best yachts in Asia and a large spectator following who come for great sailing, unforgettable parties and many other events that occur during one incredible week each year. The Regatta itself has several key objectives – the priority being to increase tourism to the island of Koh Samui alongside supporting youth education and sporting activities, understanding the positive impact such events can have on Samui and its community. As the Regatta continues to become much more of a festival with a far wider appeal than just hardened sailors, the number of activities for participants and spectators has also grown, so anyone can join in and have fun!

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Find out how you can participate or simply watch this incredible event at www.samuiregatta.ning.com or email ksr@regattas.asia or call +66 (0)81 894 0280.

resorting to flying emergency stocks from Phuket and even Bangkok. Today the blood bank is in a slightly better position in so far as The Thai Red Cross from Phuket has now been extended to Samui and currently the Thai operated & Blood Donors Koh Samui rally for new patrons at every donating session. The blood bank currently hold 70 pints each of rhesus A.B.O & AB POSitive blood ….apx 280 pints….. but only 1 pint each of rhesus A.B.O & AB NEGative... actual 4 pints... and with only 7% of the world’s population with negative blood groups a shortage here is inevitable. Therefore we need more negative donors.

Blood Donors Koh Samui was formed in 2013 by a couple of expats who call Samui home and having seen the consequences of many road accidents, the two decided to try to help the communities of Koh Tao, Phangan & Samui. Nathon Hospital has the only blood bank on Samui and in the past the hospital found it very difficult to find enough blood for the demand in these areas,

Blood donors Koh Samui need your help! We encourage anyone with specific questions to email us and we will assure confidentiality in all matters. For more information visit and regular updates of the next blood drive visit www.bloodonorskohsamui.com or email info@bloodonorskohsamui.com or find them on facebook - Blood Donors - Koh Samui samui phangan real estate

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

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


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LIFE WITH A VIEW

The Bay, Samui’s newest condominium complex offers breathtaking views and more…

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The Bay is a development of 41 luxury condominiums with spectacular ocean views out over Koh Som and Koh Phangan Islands with sweeping views of Big Buddha bay. Comprising of 3 distinct buildings offering a variety of living solutions with studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom available The Bay is set to be a premier living destination on Samui and only a step away from Big Buddha and all that Plai Laem, Choeng Mon and Bangrak has to offer, this really is an ideal location to either live or for investment. The best thing about purchasing a condominium in Thailand is that fully licensed condominium development allows foreigners to own the unit directly in their own name, without the hassle of a Thai company and local shareholders and The Bay offers just that: • The Bay legal team and lawyers will take care of all the legal documents • Freehold 49% • Leasehold 51% So what does The Bay offer for those residing within it? The finishings at The Bay are second to none, using high spec products, the units also come fully furnished with a set furniture package from Ikea. A vast communal swimming pool, fitness room and coffee shop mean you don’t have to go far to enjoy a slice of the paradise life and with prices starting at 3.8 million THB, it’s hard to pass up!

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THE BAY OVERVIEW Block A First floor • A1-1 60.1 sqm • A1-2 90.1 sqm • A1-3 102.4 sqm • A1-4 75.5 sqm

( studio) SOLD (1bedroom studio) (1bedroom studio) (1bedroom studio) SOLD

Second floor • A2-1 142.4 sqm • A2-2 64.1 sqm • A2-3 64.1 sqm • A2-4 146.1 sqm

(2bedroom studio) (studio) SOLD (studio) SOLD (2bedroom studio)

Third floor • A3-1 210.4 sqm (3 bedroom ) • A3-2 64.7 sqm (studio) • A3-3 158.4 sqm (2 bedroom) Block B First floor • B1-1 90.6 sqm • B1-2 60.4 sqm • B1-3 64.4 sqm • B1-4 64.4 sqm • B1-5 60.1 sqm • B1-6 86.8 sqm

(1 bedroom) (studio) (studio) (studio) (studio) (1 bedroom)

Second floor • B2-1 144.5 sqm • B2-2 61.9 sqm • B2-3 61.9 sqm • B2-4 148.7 sqm

(2 bedroom) (studio) SOLD (studio) SOLD (2 bedroom)

Third floor • B3-1 214.5 sqm • B3-2 64.9 sqm • B3-3 150.2 sqm

(3 bedroom) (studio) (2 bedroom)

Block C currently under construction at this stage • All 2 bedrooms • 10 condos • Around 120 sqm Block A is already complete and ready to move in with Block B nearing completion in March/April 2014 – Block C is set to finish towards the end of 2014. A payment plan is available making it easier for you to own a piece of this incredible living destination. • Deposit 30% • 15 days later 30% • Another 15 days 30% • Final 10% on registration condo at land office

For more information contact The Bay Koh Samui samuiburi@gmail.com, Chomppc@gmail.com or T: +66(0) 84 111 7500 +66(0) 86 708 8870 +66(0) 92 610 4233

With rental management services on site, you can choose to rent out your condominium and gain a rental return on your investment or simply choose to live in these incredible condominiums affording you views of crystal blue waters that go on forever. samui phangan real estate

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Contact www.luxuryvillasamui.com adam@luxuryvillasamui.com Tel: +66 (0) 84 842 7506

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Villa Soong

Villa Soong boasts a distinctive and cohesive design aesthetic across this three bedroom luxury beachfront villa. Located at Laem Noi Beach, Villa Soong offers three en-suite bedrooms, with the option for 4 or 5 bedrooms available. With an impressive balance between form and function, inside and out – this is true modern tropical living at its best. Specifications Land Size 0.5 Rai (800 SQM) 17 meter direct beach frontage Secure gated estate 350 SQM living space Kitchen by Kupperersbusch 3 bedroom en suite bathrooms Mineral treated infinity edge pool Pool-side sala LED lighting system enabling full control via iPad/iPhone High quality entertainment system including Bose and JBL 6 camera CCTV system with the ability to be viewed over the internet remotely Full rental management program in place Price USD 1.5 M samui phangan real estate

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

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


HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT ISLAND RETREAT

Sangsuri Villas Managed by Luxury villas & Homes

VILLA LETTING AGENTS ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENT

077 231 625

OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

080 535 1725

ADVANTAGE HOLIDAY VILLAS

077 418 891

PALM GROUP ASIA

085 795 9393

CENTURY 21

089 866 8931

PHATHONG RESIDENCE

089 813 5715

EATS & RETREATS

089 866 4515

PLUMERIA PLACE RESIDENCE

077 430 043

GO SAMUI VILLAS

081 787 2853

RBC PROPERTIES

089 894 9088

HORIZON HOMES

077 417 005

SAGE LAND & HOUSE

089 016 9750

INFINITY RESIDENCES & RESORT

089 666 0610

SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE

077 418 256

KALARA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES

077 246 100

SAMUI DIAMOND PROPERTIES

087 895 4132

KLIK ASIA

089 866 4515

SAMUI ESCAPES

077 425 136

KOH SAMUI LAND & HOMES

089 474 1837

SAMUI ESTATE CORPORATION

077 414 222

KOH SAMUI PROPERTIES

077 484 770

SAMUJANA

080 886 4226

LAAN DARA SAMUI

077 414 204

SAMUI-PHANGAN PROPERTIES

087 180 7247

LUXURY LIVING KOH SAMUI

091 034 3808

THAILAND RETREATS

077 427 774

LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES

077 427 648

THE PARK

077 601 108

LUXURY VILLAS SAMUI

084 842 7506

THE PHUFAR RESIDENCE

081 535 9100

LUXURY VILLA SIAM

087 922 8381

THE SEA

077 960 567

LAEM SOR VILLAGE

081 406 1065

YUPA LAND AND HOUSE

081 891 7912

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Khun Panya Phlanison (Poe)

AV Installation Systems What brought you to Samui? Samui is beautiful place that many people visited from around the world, so I thought it would be a good place for me to start work and gather experience from Samui. How did you get into your field and open AV Installation Systems? Everybody has to advance with technology and I already had vast experience in AV systems. Samui did not offer much in the way of AV System services, so I thought it would be good to open in Samui and offer the residents along with many villas and businesses the chance to advance their in-house technology via our services and advanced AV installation Systems. What kind of services does AV Installation Systems offer? We offer a complete sound and light solution ranging from small cafe bars to large hotels and private villa . Our team of experts provides a full professional service Audio visual system and LED electrical installation and service Offer the best way and international standard hi- end equipment that works with both a sound and a visual component, the production or use of such works, or the equipment used to create and present such works What makes AV Installation Systems different to other similar services in Samui? We work on pressure service. Last minute, urgent jobs are what sets us apart the most. But we are also known to be professional and responsible when it comes to the setup, operation, teardown, and sometimes repairing Installations. Our team offers the very latest in home technology, boasting products such as the best in Multi-Room Audio stream movie and music from the network , Ultra High Definition Video Distribution, and7.1,6.1, 5.1 Home Cinema   What does the future hold for AV Installation Systems? Every home needs home entertainment system. We highly suggest that most residents and businesses with be looking to install audio visual system options. .We constantly update to new technology and select the best quality equipment for our customers, so whatever is new on the market, we will ensure we will be offering it!


BAANSUAY SERVICES Baansuay Developments: With Baansuay Lamai well underway, we will will launch two new projects in Choeng Mon and Bophut, Monkey Soi. Short Term Financing: Baansuay can offer financing services for Clients over a short period. Land and property sales: The majority of properties offered by Baansuay are owned and sold by us directly.

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BAAN TALAY KEAW

: Plai Laem

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Land Size

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: 17,752,000 THB

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TOWNHOUSE BOPHUT

Opt. Bandara Resort

Location

: Bophut Ring Road

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: Bophut Ring Road

Land Size

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Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

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BAANSUAY LAMAI Affordable housing just a few minutes drive from central Lamai. 1 BEDROOM HOME JUST 1,990,000 THB

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Relax, Unwind, Pause Pause offers you the chance to own a slice of paradise

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With townhouse and condominium living becoming more and more popular on the islands, PAUSE knew just what residents and tourists were after – high quality living with sea views along with a great range of amenities and facilities‌and that is what they now proudly offer. Aspiring to the very best in elegant living, PAUSE homes and condominiums affords a rare opportunity to those seeking to own a home or condominium offering unparalleled levels of quality, creativity, diversity and community. The overall PAUSE design was inspired by the concept of "happiness from different angles" and inspiration was drawn from nature’s bounties to create a sense of space where residents can enter a realm of tranquility and comfort.

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PAUSE OVERVIEW

(more living options coming soon…) SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES • 3 BEDROOMS & 3 BATHROOMS • LAND AREA : 40 SQ WAH • LIVING AREA : 195 SQW • CAR PARK : 1 CAR TOWNHOUSE • 3 BEDROOMS & 3 BATHROOMS • LAND AREA : 20 SQ WAH • LIVING AREA : 150 SQW • CAR PARK : 1 CAR With controlled access and parking that has been carefully planned in design to ensure safety and security for all residents, PAUSE is a haven of comfort, security and serenity. Adjacent to and linked with the historic Punnpreeda Beachfront Resort, this magnificent development boasts private beach access only a few steps away from your front door. This is what island living is all about! Set on the heart of the exclusive Samui Island at Bophut beach, PAUSE is the newest residential development that forms part of Replaycondominiums - arguably Samui’s most prestigious and sought-after address.

A commitment to excellence, high-class amenities and outstanding activities are but a few of the qualities that distinguish Re-Play Sport Club located within the Replay condominium development adjoining PAUSE.

With its superb concept, stunning coastline, magnificent golden beaches and with a wealth of leisure activities including Replay Sport Area Club (located in the adjoining Replay complex) comprising of their oceanside tennis court, tropical island swimming pool, street basketball, state of art health and fitness center and a kids playground.

Whether it is a game of tennis, swimming in the island tropical park, attending variety of fitness classes or using the gym facilities, or the simple pleasure of enjoying the modern and stunning surrounds, anyone looking for a condominium lifestyle in Samui will find PAUSE hard to pass up and offers residents and holiday makers unique family oriented activities in a casual environment.

PAUSE is becoming the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan residential project on Samui and is well deserved.

The design concept harmonizes the timeless elegance of simplicity architectural style allied to stunning contemporary design and incorporating only the finest finishing and fittings. PAUSE residence reflects the ultimate in gracious living resulting a lifestyle destination unique to Samui.

With 22 Townhouses, 22 Detached homes and 10 creative condominiums, , the fabulous PAUSE is surely destined to become Samui’s most prestigious and sought after address.Almost complete and ready to move into, PAUSE offers furniture packages to suit your needs and can have you signed, sealed and living in this tropical oasis in no time!

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outdoor and indoor dining by candlelight. There are also low tables and bean bags spread across the sand, so you can choose to simply chill-out while enjoying the food and the soak in the amazing surrounds. Each Wednesday, there is a BBQ Night on the beach with generous servings of seafood and meats along with a large choice of tasty appetizers, salads and desserts. Sea Wrap’s chefs are on the grills and can barbecue you up delicious cuts of beef, pork, chicken, prawns, squid and other locally caught fresh fish to your liking. Don’t miss the spectacular Cabaret Show with beautiful costumes and amazing choreography to really get your night going! On Sunday nights Sea Wrap host a Thai Night with a colorful buffet of specialties from all four regions of the Kingdom. You can also enjoy the grace and beauty of a traditional Thai Dance show accompanied by performances of Thai classical music.

Sea Wrap offers incredible food and much much more including: Talay Pool Bar You can choose from a large selection of delicious drinks and snacks served throughout the day by the pool side, on the beach or on comfortable beachfront decks. Enjoy daily cocktail promotions while relaxing to chilled music and gazing out at the incredible panoramic sea view. Every day at the Talay Pool Bar, you can get great discounts on chilled beers and refreshing cocktails during Happy Hour! Thai Cooking Class Spice up your life and become a Thai chef for the day! You can book a Thai Cooking Class and learn how to cook authentic Thai cuisine at the Peace Culinary School with their expert chefs, who will reveal the secrets to cooking delicious Thai meals. Open all day, Sea Wrap beach front restaurant offers thoughtfully crafted dishes by Executive Chef Azizkandar, ranging from International cuisine with a focus on French and Italian flavors to authentic Thai favorites. Situated right on the beachfront within Peace Resort, this stunning restaurant provides a stylish setting with stunning ocean views of Bophut and beyond. Dining is available morning through to evening where after breakfast, you can enjoy daily lunch promotions with exciting freshly made pizzas, platters of mixed appetizers and all your favorite Thai and International specialties. Smooth music sets the romantic atmosphere of the restaurant in the evenings, where you can enjoy both

Romantic Dining Get in the mood with an unforgettable candlelit private dinner on the beach, to the sound of gently lapping waves with the sand under your feet and the stars over your head. Choose from a selection of menus specially designed for a romantic occasion and capture the moment in Sea Wrap’s beautifully decorated sala. Weddings, Parties and Celebrations Sea Wrap can also organize family celebrations, wedding parties, anniversaries or birthdays whether you prefer to have it on the beach or in the restaurant. Make your event something special and indulge! Sea Wrap is located at Peace Resort in Bophut, for more information - Tel: +66 77 425357, visit www.peaceresort.com or email info@peaceresort.com samui phangan real estate

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SOWING THE SEEDS TO A SUCCESSFUL LAWN Part 1 You know a healthy lawn when you see it: a smooth, lush green carpet, perfect for cartwheels and croquet. So why doesn't your lawn look like that? To get that perfect lawn you may have to change your mindset - you've got to think about what it needs. The basics are pretty simple: sun, water and fertilizer. Once you get those down, everyone's happy — you and your lawn. Here's how to get started….. SETTING SOIL Planting a new lawn is like any good adventure: preparation and planning are key. No matter which planting method you plan to use, you need to prepare the area thoroughly to banish weeds and make sure soil won't immediately crust over or compact into lumpy ruts. The most important step — and one that many gardeners skip — is testing the pH of your soil. Do-ityourself test kids are available from nurseries and catalogs, or you can take advantage of the testing offered by your state's designated agricultural university. Start by stripping the area of all weeds, including roots, even if that means taking off the top

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six inches. Then rototill to a depth of at least six inches to loosen compaction and improve drainage. It's extremely important to add loam and compost to enrich the soil; many experts suggest mixing equal parts of loam, sand and your original topsoil. You're best off in the long run if you incorporate a slight slope to facilitate drainage and prevent pooling. Finally, use a roller to pack down the soil, then grade the area with a metal rake. Be as thorough as you can — remember, once you've put your seed or sod down, you can't go back and regrade. TO SEED OR NOT TO SEED No question but rolling out a carpet of sod is the quickest way to a beautiful lawn. But sod can get expensive, especially if your lawn is going to cover a large area. The alternative is seeding the area yourself, either by hand or with a method called hydroseeding, which has recently become quite popular. Long used by farmers to sow large fields, hydroseeding solves one of the main problems of hand seeding: even dispersal of seeds. The grass seed — a mix of varieties blended for your climate and the type of use your lawn will get — is mixed into a pulp made from virgin wood fibers, fertilizer and binding agents.


SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT When it comes to sharing lawn secrets, the first one on many garden experts' lips is mowing height. Most people mow their lawns way too short, which stresses out the grass - the secret is do less, not more. Taller grass promotes better root development as well as shading the ground so it doesn't dry out as fast. An added benefit: the taller grass blocks the sun that weed seeds require to germinate. And don't believe for a moment that leaving grass taller is going to mean mowing more often - there's a big misunderstanding that a lot of people have that if they cut it shorter, they won't have to mow it as often - but that's absolutely false; it renews itself so fast that it doesn't save you any time. WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE A weekly soaking helps roots extend deeper into the soil, while frequent shallow waterings tend to lead to thatch, that unsightly web of dry brown runners just above the soil. To figure out how much water your lawn needs, take your soil type into account: sandy soils dry out faster, while clay soils hold moisture longer and don't require watering as often.

For a newly seeded lawn, water every day for five to 10 minutes only. Your goal is to dampen the seeds without causing runoff that might wash them away or mar the surface with gullies. After the seeds sprout and the new grass is a half inch tall, water once a day for 15 to 20 minutes. PLEASE FEED ME Even the healthiest lawn gets hungry and needs a solid meal. Twice a year, spring and fall, is the bare minimum most experts recommend for fertilization, though some add a feeding in the middle of the summer. But beware the common N-P-K (nitrogen-phosphate-potassium) fertilizers popular with most gardeners. In addition to regular fertilizing, it is recommended to apply an application of dolomitic lime every few years. This is because watering and fertilizing cause soil to become acidic over time and lime restores the pH while putting important minerals like calcium and magnesium back into the soil. Pick up our next issue in June-July for Part 2‌‌

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BUZZ OFF! You live on the islands, and the livin' is ‌ buggy. In much of the country, mosquitos are a common problem and with them come many products and tips/ tricks to help you rid your home and garden and home of them. Unfortunately, most of these items are little better than the pests they purport to defeat. We look at the facts and evaluate the claims of popular products now available. You may be surprised at what truly delivers relief. Give yourself a fighting chance When it comes to dealing with mosquitoes, the best defense is a good offense, experts say. That means removing mosquito-friendly habitat from your yard. Here's what to do: Tip and toss. Mosquito larvae need to float atop still water in order to grow and hatch. So don't let water pool in flowerpot saucers or pet dishes for more than two days. Toss tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools and other containers that collect and hold water. Clean rain gutters. Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week. Think like a mosquito. After the obvious spots, look for random places that hold water: plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats or pools, and even places like broad-leaf plants. Check the deck. The dark area under backyard decks is often moist -- perfect for growing skeeters. Dry it out by putting sand under the deck. Attack! Finally, take the fight to the little buggers. Stock ornamental pools with small, top-feeding minnows called mosquito fish. Another effective and perfectly safe option is to sprinkle BT (bacillus thuringiensus) in standing water, such as swimming pools or fish ponds. It's a naturally occurring bacteria that attacks mosquito larvae and can be purchased at

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most home-and-garden stores in granule form or as so-called "dunks," which look like "spoiled little rotten green doughnuts. Best of all, it's not toxic to humans or animals. So if you've taken these steps and you're still being swarmed, you'll likely want reinforcements. Just be careful which products you turn to, as they vary from completely benign (both to you and the mosquitoes) to potentially harmful for humans. Here's our experts' assessment of common strategies and products:

Strategy: Bug zappers How it works, in theory: Most of these devices rely on an ultraviolet light to lure insects to an electrified wire grid where they're fried, sometimes noisily. Toxicity: Safe to humans. Effectiveness: A lot of sizzle, but no steak. Despite the huge popularity of these devices, studies have shown they're terrible at eliminating mosquito populations; only about one-quarter of 1% of the insects zapped were actually biting bugs. Most of the killed insects were beneficial. And trapping surveys have shown no significant difference between the number of mosquitoes in zapper-equipped yards and those without.

Strategy: Professional Services

Find local plumbers, pest-controllers, electricians, contractors and more. Strategy: Home misting systems How they work, in theory: A collection of misting nozzles connected by tubing are arrayed along the eaves of a house, fence lines or deck railings. The tube


connects to a reservoir -- usually a 55-gallon drum -- of pesticide. Often it's pyrethrin, a biodegradable insecticide made from chrysanthemum root. The system is set to a timer, spraying morning and evening and killing any insects it touches. Toxicity: Though the manufacturers tout the fact that pyrethrin quickly biodegrades and the risk of toxicity is low when using recommended insecticides, there are questions about them but the general consensus is the systems likely don't pose harm when used as expected, but excessive use or accidents may pose risks. Effectiveness: Like bug zappers, misters are an indiscriminate killer. They're not recommended by professional entomologists for the main reason that they don't conform to the concept of pest management. Pest management involves targeting a pest so unless you knew there were mosquitoes out there, why would you spray? Because it's (also) going to kill bees and butterflies, and predacious insects and what we call non-target insects. Do these systems provide humans relief? Experts say they aren't aware of any studies that have been done. The insecticide has to land on mosquitoes to kill them, which means it will be effective for only a short period. And then what's to stop the mosquitoes in the Smiths’ yard from sniffing you and buzzing over 15 minutes later?

greasy. But some newer products come in a more wearer-friendly form. Harness the wind. A simple but effective strategy for people sitting outside (say, on a pool deck) is to place a large fan so that it blows across the deck - any wind speed of over 1 mph will disrupt mosquito and biting mid flight.

How it works, in theory: Citronella oil is somewhat of an irritant to mosquitoes, and mosquitoes also don't like smoke. Put 'em together and you keep away mosquitoes.

Fight the smart fight. If you do have some devices, such as an attracter, the experts say using them smartly can help. Don't wait until an hour before the party to turn on the devices. they work better if you turn them on three, four days before your barbecue or get together. Situate the device between you and your enemy to best intercept it -- and the closer to where mosquitoes are emerging, the better.

Toxicity: Negligible when used as intended.

Good luck getting these critters to buzz off!

Strategy: Citronella smoke

Effectiveness: Not so good. Studies have shown that it's not a true repellent and that goes for citronellaoil bug lotions, too. The longest time span that passed before a mosquito landed on a citronella-slathered arm was about nine minutes - compare that to the best repellent, DEET, which keeps mosquitoes off for five hours. However, the smoke from citronella candles and the like may annoy the mosquitoes more than the citronella oil itself. So using the candles in a semi-enclosed area -- a pool deck or a patio that has walls on two sides -- has a chance of working.

What else to do?

Slather on the good stuff. If you're going to be outside for a while, use a bug repellent that contains DEET. DEET is the gold standard among repellents and it has a good safety record if not ingested. True, DEET can melt some synthetic clothing. And it can feel a little

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Last issue we started you off with tips and tricks for a smooth and professional looking paint job in your home. Here are our last two HOT TIPS for making sure you paint it perfect‌..

CUTTING IN To cut in at a corner, paint out from the corner for five or six strokes, then smooth over them with a single, long, smooth stroke. Another cutting-in approach, beading, can practically eliminate the need to use masking tape to protect one painted area from another. Use a beveled trim brush with nice long bristles. Hold the brush so that your thumb is on one side of the metal ferrule and your fingers on the other. Press the brush lightly against the surface, then, as you move the brush, add just enough pressure to make the bristles bend away from the direction of your brushstroke. Keep the brush about 1/16 inch away from the other colored surface. The bent bristles and the pressure will release a fine bead of paint that will spread into the gap. With both methods of cutting in, but especially when you're dealing with two colors, it's better to have a brush that's too dry than one that's too wet. This is detail work. To do it effectively, go slowly and cut in 4 or 5 inches at a time. It will seem tedious at first, but your speed and accuracy will improve with practice, and even one ordinary-size room will give you lots of practice.

ROLLERS Working with a roller is even less exacting than working with a brush. Even a novice painter can get the feel of it in just a few minutes. As with brushes, moisten the roller first with water for latex paint or the appropriate thinner for other types of paint. Roll out the excess moisture on a piece of scrap lumber or kraft paper or even on a paper grocery bag. Don't use newspaper because the roller may pick up the ink. Fill the well of the roller pan about half full, and set the roller into the middle of the well. Lift the roller and roll it down the slope of the pan, stopping just short of the well. Do this two or three times to allow the paint to work into the roller. Then, dip the roller into the well once more, and roll it on the slope until the pile is well saturated. You'll know immediately when you've overloaded the roller. It will drip en route to the wall and have a tendency to slide and smear instead of roll across the surface.

The most effective method of painting with a roller is to paint 2-or 3-square-foot areas at a time. Roll the paint on in a zigzag pattern without lifting the roller from the wall, as if you're painting a large M, W, or backward N. Then, still without lifting the roller, fill in the blanks of the letters with more horizontal or vertical zigzag strokes. Finish the area with light strokes that start in the unpainted area and roll into the paint. At the end of the stroke, raise the roller slowly so it does not leave a mark. Go to the next unpainted area, and repeat the zigzag technique, ending it just below or next to the first painted patch. Finally, smooth the new application, and blend it into the previously finished area. With a roller, begin by making an M, a backward N, or a W pattern about 3 feet square. Always start with an upstroke so paint won't run down the wall. Next, fill in the pattern with crosswise strokes. You should be able to paint each 3-square-foot area with one dip of the roller. Professional painters also suggest starting with a roller stroke that moves away from you. On walls, that means the first stroke should be up. If you roll down on the first stroke, the paint may puddle under the roller and run down the wall. In addition, be careful not to run the roller so rapidly across the wall that centrifugal force causes it to spray.

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LIVING IN KOH SAMUI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ISLAND CONTACTS PROPERTY DEVELOPERS/ ESTATE AGENTS 10 STARS REAL ESTATE ..................................... 086 273 1117 ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENTS ....................077 231 625 ADVANTAGE PROPERTY ....................................081 892 6372 ANGTHONG APARTMENTS ...................................077 430 326 ANGTHONG VILLAS.............................................089 972 1539 AQUALINA SAMUI ................................................081 837 6001 ARTRIUM SUITES ................................................087 607 6078 BAAN FAA SAI BY ANGTHONG HILLS ..................086 256 555 BAAN RAK TALAY ................................................. 077 430 326 BAANSUAY LAND & HOUSE .................................077 426 967 BAMBUH ...............................................................086 061 4280 BAN SWEET COCONUT ......................................089 500 9800 BASE DEVELOPMENTS ........................................077 961 762 BEACH REPUBLIC ............................................... 089 011 9538 CD&P.....................................................................081 924 9574 CENTURY 21 BY ZAZEN PROPERTIES..............089 866 8931 CHAWENG BAYVIEW RESORT ..........................077 414 071-5 CHAWENG COVE BEACH RESORT .....................077 422 509 CHAWENG SILA .....................................................077 430 779 CHEONGMON GARDENS ...................................086 043 5438 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTY ...............................089 866 2062 DHEVATARA PROPERTY .......................................077 430 326 DREAMCOAST DEVELOPMENTS.......................081 082 9355 ECO REAL ESTATE ASIA .......................................077 961 991 EMERALD RESIDENCE .......................................081 903 8003 EXCLUSIVE VILLA ...............................................084 708 1501 FUNCTION HOMES ................................................077 430 540 HALCYON SAMUI PROPERTIES.........................089 971 7194 HILLSIDE VILLAGE...............................................081 903 8003 HOLLYWOOD VILLA.............................................083 396 0244 HORIZON HOMES ..................................................077 417 005 INFINITY SAMUI ...................................................089 666 0610 IPM SAMUI ............................................................081 894 4093 KOH SAMUI LAND & HOME.................................089 474 1837 KARMA SAMUI........................................................077 413 901 KOH PHANGAN HOLIDAY HOMES .....................087 898 3918 KOH SAMUI PROPERTY........................................077 230 606 KALARA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES .............077 246 100 KIRIKAYAN ..............................................................077 247 867 LAAN DARA SAMUI ................................................077 414 204 LAEM NOI LAND ...................................................081 903 8003 LOTUS TERRACES ..............................................089 972 3043 LUXURY LIVING KOH SAMUI ..............................091 034 3808 LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES ..............................077 427 648 LUXURY VILLA SAMUI .........................................084 842 7506 LUXURY VILLAS SIAM .........................................087 922 8381 MANDALAY GARDEN ...........................................080 523 4488 MANGROVE VILLA ..............................................081 374 0014 MAXXIMUM ...........................................................083 646 4555 MINI GOLF ............................................................081 787 9148

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MOBY DICK GUESTHOUSE ................................081 892 1990 NARAI KIRI............................................................081 537 3088 NARESH..................................................................077 426 944 NIRVANA-VILLA.COM OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESIDENCE ............089 813 5715 OCEAN 13 THE RESIDENCES ............................085 885 3434 OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO ...............080 535 1725 PALM CREEK RESIDENCE..................................081 374 0014 PALM GROUP ASIA ..............................................085 795 9393 PANORAMA ..........................................................090 158 3501 PLAI LAEM VILLAS ...............................................085 782 4910 PEARL PROPERTY ..............................................081 370 2480 PHATHONG RESIDENCE ....................................089 813 5715 PLUMERIA PLACE..................................................077 430 043 PROPERTYBROKERSTHAI.COM RBC PROPERTIES ..............................................089 894 9088 REPLAY SAMUI .................................................... 077 448 201 RESOTEL GROUP INTERNATIONAL ..................081 737 3076 ROYAL SAMUI HEIGHTS .......................................077 414 222 SAMRAN GARDENS ............................................089 474 1837 SAMUI BURI BEACH RESORT ...........................077 447 275-9 SAMUI ESCAPES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT .... 077 245 136 SAMUI ESTATES CORPORATION .........................077 414 222 SAMUI PHANGNAN PROPERTIES......................081 979 0679 SAMUI PROPERTY INVESTMENTS ....................087 886 6437 SAMUI QUICK SALE ............................................081 082 4030 SAMUI SANCTUARY ............................................084 689 7081 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES ......................................077 427 648 SAGE LAND & HOUSE .........................................089 016 9750 SAMUI RESOTEL BEACH RESORT ......................077 422 374 SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE ........................................077 430 326 SAMUI DIAMOND PROPERTIES .........................087 895 4132 SAMUJANA ...........................................................080 886 4226 SEA VIEW LAND FOR SALE ..............................081 651 1444 SHAMBALA SUNSET BEACH VILLA....................089 972 1539 SIAM IMMO COMPANY ........................................081 850 6475 SINTHORANEE PROPERTY ..................................077 414 222 TALING NGAM TROPICAL VILLA.........................089 651 0302


THAI PROPERTY....................................................086 948 443

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

THE BAY SAMUI ................................................... 084 111 7500

AUDIO VISUAL INTERIOR DESIGN

THE MANDALAY VILLAS ......................................085 797 0477

AV INSTALLATION SYSTEM ................................089 971 5775

THAILAND RETREATS ...........................................077 427 774 THE EMERALD THONGSON ...............................081 893 5996

THE PHUFAR RESIDENCE .................................081 535 9100

THE ROYAL MOUNTAIN.......................................081 956 1636

THE SEA KOH SAMUI ............................................077 961 982 THONG NAI PAN ESTATE ....................................083 391 8159

TONGTIP MANSIONS ..........................................081 476 2646

TROPICAL HOME ................................................082 179 3933 VERTICOLOR SAMUI ............................................077 914 000

AVIVA.......................................................................02 685 3676 CREATIVE SYSTEM PROJECTS ....................... 080 698 6811

GARDEN & LANDSCAPE BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING...............084 315 9742

VILLA SOPHIA & VILLA COCONUT .....................087 823 7371

HELICONIA LANDSCAPE GARDEN ....................081 090 5489

YUPA LAND AND HOUSE ....................................081 891 7912

KITCHEN HARDWARE

WEB MARKETING AND RESERVATIONS ...........089 866 4515

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

LEGAL SERVICES

FRANKE KITCHENS ...............................................02 236 9777 H.A.FELE.................................................................077 423 073

IKON KITCHEN .....................................................089 972 2789 LIMCHAROEN.........................................................077 246 185

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

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

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

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

SWIMMING POOLS

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

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

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

DFDL .......................................................................077 246 081 MANIT ASSOCIATES ..............................................077 458 135

NAT ACCOUNTING .................................................077 246 249 NAI ANDREW PARK .............................................081 830 4462

NSP & LAWS FIRM .................................................077 458 204 SUKHOTHAI INTER LAW .......................................077 430 642

CP POOL.................................................................077 234 410 DES JOYAUX ..........................................................077 247 588 JD POOLS ...............................................................077 427 356 PURA POOLS .........................................................077 960 565

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

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

LIGHTING SYSTEMS

DESIGN SERVICES

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

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

JMAN LTEK LED-LIGHTING ................................ 081 893 5996

BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING...............084 315 9742

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

ARCHITECTUAL VISUALISATIONS .......................077 247 862

AV INSTALLATION SYSTEM ................................089 971 5775

OPEN DESIGNER.................................................089 890 4960

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

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

GOLDEN DRAGON.................................................083 646 555 I.P.M. SAMUI .........................................................081 894 4093

SAMUI GRAPEVINE .............................................080 620 9964

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

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

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

CHRONOS DYNAMICS ........................................081 894 4513

ORIENTAL LIVING ..................................................077 247 675

HELICAM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY ....................089 874 7464

NUTTARAT DECORATE ........................................077 920 266

CLAUDIO / FANTASYATWORK.COM ..................087 270 4972

SALAK THAI ............................................................077 234 368

ORIENTAL LIVING ..................................................077 247 675

SURAT BAANSAUY ..............................................081 691 1719

SKY PIXELS ..........................................................080 102 9791

SECURITY SYSTEMS

ENGINEERING SERVICES

B-SMART SYSTEMS ..............................................077 248 362

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EXIM STUDIO .........................................................02 934 7921 KOH SAMUI CONSTRUCTION ............................089 510 2040

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

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

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

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

INFINITY HOME MANAGEMENT ...........................077 426 608

PALM CONSTRUCTION .........................................077 961 991 P&W CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT................077 238 182 RS BUILT .............................................................086 271 0156 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES ......................................077 430 326 SEA B.C...................................................................077 960 584 TROPICAL BUILDERS ............................................077 602 262

NITE STONE ...........................................................077 247 769 ONE STOP SOLUTIONS ......................................081 893 4935 SAMUI MASTER WATER........................................077 427 726

MAINTENANCE SERVICE

SEARA SPORTS .....................................................076 355 040 SUNFLEX ASIA .......................................................077 414 412 THE STONE DOCTOR .........................................087 282 4930 TRUE VISIONS .......................................................077 231 490 UNIVERSE LOGISTICS ........................................086 344 4989

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

FINANCE SERVICE

OTHER

GFS AUSTRALASIA..............................................085 795 9393

BANGKOK AIR WAYS .........................................077 422 512-9

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADEPT ASIA..........................................................081 978 3712

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

LEISURE SAMUI

DMA.......................................................................085 790 1520 RS BUILT .............................................................086 271 0156 SIL ARCHITECTS .................................................083 690 9700

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES ADEPT ASIA..........................................................081 978 3712 BLUE BUILDING ..................................................... 077 430 411

100 DEGREE EAST DIVE CENTER .......................077 245 396 BBC CAFÉ ..............................................................077 425 089 CHANTARA JUNK BOAT ......................................087 064 3126 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SAMUI ..................077 484 548 MAGNOLIA SPA ......................................................077 601 133 TROPICAL MURPHYS ............................................077 413 614 MINI GOLF ............................................................081 787 9148 MOBY DICK IRISH BAR .......................................081 892 1990 OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESTAURANT ...........077 245 134 OCEANS ELITE CHARTERS..................................077 427 244 RAJDHEVEE CLINIC ..............................................077 430 702 THAILAND LEARNING CENTRE .........................086 625 2546 WECI & COMPUTER INSTITUTE...........................077 233 101 ZAZEN BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA ......................077 430 345

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