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Welcome to the new and improved Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine! After eight long and very successful years in circulation, we thought it was time to give the magazine a new lease on life with a refreshed look and feel, new and exciting content as well as interviews with those who live and work in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan to glean what island life is really all about. Having lived in Koh Samui for four years now, I have managed to get a good feel for the islands, their residents and the day to day obstacles we face - as well as the doors of opportunity that constantly open and look forward to extracting as much of this information as possible and presenting it to you in a fresh and exciting way. This issue helps take us in a new and bold direction, with more lifestyle content for that leisurely weekend read, as well as hot tips and information for current or budding home-owners about how to create your ideal living space. I am absolutely thrilled to come on board with a fantastic opportunity to steer the magazine towards a more comprehensive and interesting read for those engaged with building, renovating, owning or simply living in Koh Samui or Koh Phangan. All of us at the magazine hope you enjoy this issue and the ones to follow...2012 is our year for change!

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Retail Tharapy Chairway To Heaven Architect's Talk Waterscaping Your Way Food For Thought Lighten Up Your Summer

Superior Interior 8 Essential Bathroom Design Tips

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Outdoor Living Burning Desire

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Island Update Legal Seminar Legal Buzz Ownership Of A Building In Thailand

Tax Corner The New Corporate Income Tax Rates

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Developer In-view Breaking The Code

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Villa Rental How To Find Your Perfect Island Retreat Personal Profile Renee Armstrong – Designer Life

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Close Up Barracuda - A New Fish In Town Green Scene Achieve Your Organic Utopia

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Koh Samui Map Koh Samui Living Koh Phangan Map Koh Phangan Living

the legal arena 108 Land Title Deeds 109 Chanote 110 Tip For Starting The Biz English 114 Tip For Starting The Biz Chinese 118 Tip For Starting The Biz German 122 Tip For Starting The Biz Russain 126 Tip For Starting The Biz French 130 Building Regulations

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Overseas Property Portfolio (OPP) is an experienced and established real estate agent on Koh Samui. Our business includes Property and Land Sales, Rentals and Property Management.

EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH: 7 POOL VILLAS @ CHAWENG MODERN VILLAS From 6.5 m to 8.3 m THB

A unique boutique project of villas set on the hillside of Chaweng, offering breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Its private tropical location makes it the perfect hideaway, yet just ten minutes from the beach and amenities.

Each modern stand-alone villa is 173sqm and in keeping with the rest of the project. To capitalise on the views, the ground floor comprises of 3 ensuite bedrooms, living/study area, laundry room and a 35sqm terrace. The open plan upper floor has a western kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite worktops and a centre island; a guest wc, dining and living area. The exterior has a large terrace and sala, with an infinity edge pool dropping to the floor below. Both this floor and the private rooftop have fantastic views to Chaweng, the lake, mountains and the ocean. The project benefits from onsite security, full service villa and rental management and a Thai restaurant. Estimated completion for whole project is Dec 2013.

Payment plan during construction 50% developer financing - 3 years @ 8% available. For further information and to view, please contact: Emma Johnson on 080 535 1725 emma@overseaspropertyportfolio.com www.overseaspropertyportfolio.com


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Townhouse • Bophut • Ref: S128

27,500 THB/month 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms spread across 2 floors, with an open plan western kitchen, living and dining area. A well maintained project, large communal pool, 3 mins to Big C and the ring road.

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From 15,283 THB/night Hillside villa set in a peaceful location, with superb sea views. There are 5 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and fully furnished throughout. Living area and separate TV room, ideal for families.

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60,000 THB/month Privately situated 3 bed villa, nestled into the quiet, lush green hillside with sea views. Large terraces off all the bedrooms, private pool with integrated children’s pool, sala and live-in staff.

Duplex • Big Buddah • Ref: S144

60,000 THB/month Panoramic sea view duplex with 3 beds, 2 baths, master has a jacuzzi, open plan living, dining and western kitchen. Fully furnished with linen and towels. Underground parking, lift and security.

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Apartments • Chaweng Yai • Ref: S256

1,600,000 to 1,900,000 THB Just 24x 1 bed apartments, 60 sqm each, spread over 4 buildings and 2 floors, with spectacular sea and mountain views. On site facilities include a communal pool, restaurant, security and management.

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Townhouse • Bophut Hills • Ref: S127

8,700,000 THB A modern hillside townhouse with sea and mountain views. 3 bedrooms, open plan living, dining and full western kitchen. Just 6 semi-detached houses with a communal pool and well maintained gardens.

Villa • Lipa Noi • Ref: S115

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Villa • Taling Nam • Ref: S225

10,500,000 THB Spectacular garden with an array of fruit and flora, planted by an international horticulturist. The house has 2 bedrooms, large living area and western kitchen. Grounds include a badminton court.

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Everyone has a sofa or lounge in their living room which can take up a significant amount of the space you are working with, making it the focal point of the room by default. A single unique and interesting arm chair can offset the amount of focus on your sofa and really give the room an interesting talking point and a take the room’s character in a whole new direction.

Stockists 1 @HOME - Ph. 02 129 4491 2 & 3 Nathan Rhodes - Ph. 02 259 4490 4, 5 & 6 Le Design - Ph. 02 692 5021 7 Tropical Interiors - Ph. 07 724 7752 8 Seasons of Living - Ph. 02 715 0845 9 Lay-Z-Boy - Ph. 02 376 0119 10 Budji Living - Ph. 02 712 9832

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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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WATERSCAPING YOUR WAY

Thailand is renowned for it's use and love of water. From religion to design in every day life, water is everywhere. Create a waterscape in your Thailand home that honours one of the purest forms on earth...

The offering of water at Buddhist shrines symbolises the aspiration to cultivate the virtues of calmness, clarity and purity with our body, speech and mind. It reminds us to diligently cleanse ourselves of our spiritual defilements of attachment, aversion and delusion through the generating of generosity, compassion and wisdom. Upon perfection of these qualities, enlightenment will be realised. Creating a waterscape in your home can invoke feelings of calmness and serenity, embodying the very essence and ethos the offering of water at a Buddhist shrine aspires to. For those who are not religious, the addition of a water feature in your home or garden can simply enhance the property by creating a unique yet functioning part of your home a functioning piece of art. An aquatic system cannot be constructed or operated any better than it's initial design. Any fault with your original design and implementation will not only cause you headaches but might make quite a dent in your wallet!

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Ask everyone seemingly knowledgeable everything you can and visit other's aquatic efforts in order to judge for yourself. Next, work out what you are really after. Are you looking for something modern or more naturalistic? Do you have certain types of rockwork in mind, or at least some ideas of how large, colour, angular the feature will be? And most importantly the effect you want it to have – sound, visual, both..... Be picky. Do keep planning until you're 99.9% satisfied that what you have on paper is going to work and get you what you're aiming for in terms of sights and sounds aesthetically and functionally. A budget should definitely be part of your design plans! Some expenses in building out a system can be a total shock when you are not expecting it! By itemising your 'steps to completion' - assigning a tools, material and estimate of labour to each, you and/or your contracted help will be able to closely approximate the project's overall construction costs. But don't stop there. You really want to know how much electricity (and maybe water) the feature will take to operate. Large pumps for waterfalls and streams cost big money to leave on all day and night, so try to ascertain how much an average monthly cost will be!

Initially, your best first step is to seek out, gather, ruminate and discern all facts, ideas, methods and attitudes as to the most appropriate, best materials and technology available.

Also, what sort of "other" maintenance costs and time commitment are you looking at for the given design options in front of you? What of chemical costs or filter requirements, if any? Re-planting, fertilizing of plant stocks? Well-planned and built systems require little ongoing labour, but they do take some time and money to operate correctly. Know and weigh your options before committing to your desired water feature or it could end up causing you stress, not serenity! When you have decided on the water feature for you and have finally had it installed, take the time to sit back and enjoy it. After all the intense planning and researching.......you deserve a little calm after the storm.

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Ko Samui Properties offer independent advice on all types of real estate based on ten years experience on Koh Samui. Please feel free to consult us without obligation. Harry Bonning F.R.I.C.S - Mobile 081 741 6443 OVER 600 PROPERTIES ON OUR WEB SITE

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Ban Makham - 6 Bedroom villa with pool Baht 38,750,000 HH 773

Bophut - 4 Bedroom sea view pool villa Baht 34,000,000 HH 1356

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Ko Samui Properties

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58/11 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320. Thailand Telephone: 077 484 770, 077 484 771 Telefax: 077 447 777 Mobile: 081 741 6443 (English) 085 798 8682 (Thai) Email: contact@kosamuiproperties.com www.kosamuiproperties.com

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LIGHTEN UP YOUR SUMMER Summer and the sweltering heat is here and it's the perfect time to enjoy some delicious, light and easy to prepare salads using fresh local produce. Full of flavour and easy on the hips, you'll be sure to be going back for more!

WATERMELON, TOMATO & FETA SALAD Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 cup (1-inch) cubed red seedless watermelon 1 cup (1-inch) cubed seeded yellow watermelon 1/4 cup vertically sliced red onion 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Preparation Whisk together the lemon juice and oil, adding the salt and the mint in a large bowl. TIP - Press the mint between your hands to release it's full flavours. Add the tomato, watermelon, and onion; toss with your hands to coat with the dressing. Sprinkle with cheese; toss gently and serve!

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Ingredients 4 (about 120g each) chicken breasts, fat and sinew trimmed 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60ml (1/4 cup) rice vinegar 1 lime, juiced 1 tbs caster sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly shredded 1 small red chilli, seeded, sliced 2 mangoes, peeled 200ml light olive oil 1 cucumber, very thinly sliced lengthways 75g fresh coriander leaves 6 spring onions, finely sliced Preparation Season the chicken breasts, then place them in a steamer for 7-8 minutes. (Check they are ready by inserting a skewer into the thickest part; the juices should run clear.) Shred chicken and place in a bowl. Place the ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, lime juice, sugar, kaffir lime leaves and chilli in a bowl, add the chicken and stir to coat. Set aside for one hour to marinate.

CHICKEN & MANGO SALAD Place the flesh from one of the mangoes in a food processor and purĂŠe, then add the oil and process until smooth. Thinly slice flesh from the remaining mango and set aside. Drain the chicken, reserving the marinade, and return to the bowl with cucumber, snow pea shoots, mango slices, coriander and shallots. Stir mango purĂŠe into the reserved marinade and drizzle over the salad and enjoy!

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BATHROOM DESIGN TIPS Of course you want your bathroom space to look inviting, fresh and be a place you can escape and have some time alone! When designing your ideal bathroom, there are some practicalities you need to consider to ensure your bathroom space functions properly and efficiently and these are often overlooked during the design process. We look at some interior design ideas that are essential to a good bathroom – once you get these right, you can start the fun part of selecting all the visual elements to complete your sanctuary.

1. STORAGE In this day and age where we are all guilty of owning lotions, potions and creams aplenty – bathrooms need a lot of storage! The best place to store toiletries is the shaving cabinet - because they are at eye level and not too deep. Try creating a storage wall that runs the whole length of the bathroom to give both you and others sharing the bathroom enough space to store the multitude of toiletries we accumulate.

2. VENTILATION Bathrooms are 'wet areas', especially so when you are living in a tropical climate! To avoid foggy mirrors, mould and damp, all 'wet areas' need ventilation, and cross ventilation is the best. If you don't have access to good ventilation, consider a ventilated skylight or roof window, or an exhaust fan. Make sure the windows can't be closed off completely.

Creating the perfect bathroom takes more than just selecting tiles and a basin. Here are some essentials to help you create a functional and visually appealing bathroom.

3. LIGHTING There is nothing worse that being blinded by the light in the mirror - lighting the mirror instead of the face is a very common mistake. The best lighting is wall mounted above or beside the mirror and provides diffused light to the face. Try to avoid ceiling mounted recessed downlights as they often cause shadows under the eyes.

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When considering lighting for the rest of your bathroom, natural light is the obvious choice as it's so much lighter, brighter and the best aspect, it's cheaper! Light, bright bathrooms are warmer and more inviting. Where you can't get good natural light, try using uplights to bounce light off the ceilings and walls - daylight corrected globes can help too.


5. EASY CLEAN If you design your bathroom with cleaning in mind, it will save you hours of wasted cleaning time! Try having a wall hung toilet pan or a flush-to-wall suite to avoid having to clean all the little gaps. If you choose a large wall tile, it will minimise the grout required or, where the tiles allow, consider tight grout joints (1 - 1.5mm). Try not having a bathroom benchtop and instead opt for just a basin so items aren't left lying around and there are less surfaces to clean.

6. SAFETY Showers can feel great underfoot and be safer too with non-slip surfaces. Think mosaic tiles, chips of tumbled marble or pebbles. These sorts of floors allow you to get really good falls to the drain and can be a lot safer when wet. With all the extra grout, make sure you seal them twice as much as recommended with a penetrating sealer to avoid discolouration.

7. FLOORING Some floor tiles can hide the dirt between cleans and it's a fact, some tiles show every speck of dirt and never look clean (e.g. shiny black tiles). Look for tiles that are matte in finish, not too dark or too light and a bit grainy to look at - limestone or shellstone are great a hiding the dust and dirt! Go with small tiles and avoid large tiles for your bathroom floor unless you can afford to use those expensive linear drainage systems. Small tiles, like mosaic tiles often create a more slip resistant finish and fall to the drain easier

8. CREATE SPACE A well placed mirror can almost double the feeling of space. The best mirrored walls run wall to wall without visible fixings so that they mirror the space almost perfectly. Make sure mirrors are well sealed on the back to avoid deterioration around the edges.

4. ROOM WITH A VIEW There is nothing worse than opening the door to a bathroom and the first thing you see is the toilet on full display. Set your bathroom up, so that when you open the door you have a view of the vanity or the shower/bath area and give the toilet some privacy.

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Burning Desire The spring and summer months are the prime time to host the perfect BBQ.

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To make the party the best it can be, you can't just throw it together at the last minute - a brilliant BBQ requires lots of careful planning to make sure you get everything just right. Use the following tips and tricks to ensure that your barbecue goes off without a hitch and is a fun, memorable event for all your guests.

WHEN ? The first thing you should determine is the right timing for your barbecue. First, take a look at the weather forecast - you want the temperatures to be high enough that everyone will enjoy being outside but not so warm that your guests are melting (or getting drunk quickly in the hot sun!).

DRINKS Look to traditional summertime drinks to quench your guests' thirsts - Iced tea, lemonade and sparkling punches are all great refreshments, and of course water! If you plan to serve alcohol, keep a variety of beers on hand, along with several refreshing cocktails that aren't too fussy and don't take a long time to make - frozen margaritas are always a great favourite! You can always ask your guests to bring drinks of their choice to ensure everyone has something they like.

WHO ? As any experienced host can tell you, the most important ingredient in a good party is choosing the right guests. You want your BBQ to be a fun, laidback affair, so choose people that will get along well. Close friends and family members are typically good choices, and a BBQ is a great way to meet new neighbours as well as getting to know people you work with if you'd like to get to know them on a more casual, social level.

SEATING Make sure you have plenty of seating available for your guests. Don't worry about trying to fit everyone at one big table. Folding chairs work well – or for a really casual BBQ, standing around is fine with perhaps a few chairs for those who choose to to sit.

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chicken safely cooked through, but still able to be crisped-up and charred on the barbecue. Salads for the BBQ can easily be prepared in advance. Small potatoes, boiled until tender, mixed while warm with mayonnaise, spring onions, salt and pepper make a delicious and simple potato salad. Proper oven cooked jacket potatoes are always a good barbecue accompaniment and just require washing, piercing in a few places and placing in an oven at 230°C for one hour and can be finished off wrapped in foil in the embers of a charcoal barbecue.

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Preparing as much food as possible in advance means you are free to concentrate on grilling the food when the time comes. Food that can take really high heat, such as vegetables, steaks, burgers and whole fish can go on first. Pork, sausages and chicken do well at a lower heat so are better cooked slowly once the heat has died down, or at a lower heat setting in the case of a gas barbecue.

Everyone shows up at a BBQ expecting perfectly cooked meat, so you better have plenty of it! Your menu can range from hot dogs and hamburgers to steaks and kebabs. Just make sure you have a little bit of variety and sides play an important part – salads, BBQ corn, coleslaw – traditional sides to any good BBQ.

It is likely there may be vegetarians amongst your guests, so it is good to make sure they are well catered for. There are many recipes available for things such as home-made vegetarian burgers or stuffed mushrooms, or cooks could make interesting vegetarian kebabs with fresh vegetables - delicious when grilled on a barbecue.

Since it will probably take a while to get all the meat grilled, don't forget to have some appetizers available for guests to snack on. Dips, crisps, nuts, marinated olives and light cheese are perfect pre-BBQ snacks and easy to snack on items are the easiest and best way to keep people satisfied before bringing out the big guns!

It is important to cook the vegetarian food first on the barbecue, as vegetarians are unlikely to enjoy their food tainted with meat.

Several things can be done in advance of the barbecue so that you are free to spend more time with your guests and enjoy! Pre-cooking chicken in the oven is advisable, particularly if you are using a coal barbecue where the level of heat can be tricky to control. Chicken can be roasted at 200°C for between 25 minutes (wings) and 45 minutes (legs,) simply brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. This leaves the

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MUSIC Lastly, don't forget about music! Make sure you have some type of music playing throughout the party but keep it low enough that it's still easy to carry on a conversation. If you have a stereo that works with MP3 players, invite your guests to bring their own music devices and let different guests be in charge of the music throughout the day. Everybody will have the opportunity to play music they enjoy and you will have very happy guests!


BANG RAK VILLA

HB027

PRICE  : THB 39,000,000 Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Beach Front Villa : Bang Rak : 844 sq.m. : 250 sq.m. :3

The villa is a modern property situated on the beachfront in Bang Rak; on the north-east coast of Koh Samui. Consisting of three spacious bedrooms in a walled environment, this villa has the benefit of privacy and stunning views to neighbouring Koh Phan Ngan.

HEADLAND VILLA 4

HB052

PRICE  : THB 27,750,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Beach Front Villa : Taling Ngam : 464 sq.m. : 124 sq.m. :2

Headland Villa is an idyllic example of how to mix modern comforts, design styles and necessities with a natural tropical environment. The villa shares an almost invisible and extremely subtle external appearance with the use of thatched roofs and natural materials.

BANG PO VILLA

HB057

PRICE  : THB 18,000,000

Property Type Location Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Beach Front Villa : Bang Po : 220 sq.m. :2

The villa is a stylishly designed estate with houses benefiting from a blend of contemporary architecture with traditional Thai influences creating attractive and eyecatching beachfront properties.

OCEAN VIEW LAMAI

HV117

PRICE  : THB 15,000,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Ocean View Villa : Bophut : 608 sq.m. : 248 sq.m. :3

The villa is designed to enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding it, a cascading development that takes advantage of its glorious views. As the day unfolds around you, the sky and the sea yield a panorama that both entrances and soothes.

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


BIG BUDDHA BEACH VILLA HV115

BOPHUT VILLA

PRICE  : THB 14,500,000

PRICE  : THB 12,500,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Ocean View Villa : Big Buddha Beach : 448 sq.m. : 435 sq.m. :6

Immaculate Ocean View Family Home in Big Buddha Beach  . One of the most impressive ocean view residence in Samui decorated with a combination of modern and contemporary Thai style creating a cozy feel surroundings.

LIPA NOI VILLA

HG069

PRICE  : THB 12,000,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Garden View Villa : Lipa Noi : 540 sq.m. : 162 sq.m. :3

Lipa Noi Villa is part of a very private development and offers a peaceful, private and relaxed lifestyle in the middle of a tropical paradise with stunning mountain views.The indoor / outdoor living experience is enhanced by the beautiful and lush gardens that surround the villa.

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

HV116

Three spacious bedrooms are located on the top floor, and a spacious terrace upstairs offers panoramic ocean views of bophut. The pool area is spacious and features a large pool, outdoor terrace with relaxing space.

HV111

PRICE  : THB 8,700,000

Property Type Location Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

HV113

PRICE  : THB 12,000,000

: Ocean View Villa : Bophut : 814 sq.m. : 369 sq.m. :3

BOPHUT HILL VILLA

BANG PO VILLA

: Ocean View Villa : Bophut : 176 sq.m. :3

Only the last unit for a luxury townhouse development, the house itself is two stories, and has 176 sq meters of living space...three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, dining room, fully equipped with western style kitchen, large store room, laundry room, 3 balconies, and with shared amenities as swimming pool.

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Ocean View Villa : Bang Po : 440 sq.m. : 300 sq.m. :4

Offering spectacular sea views out towards Bang Po and Koh Phangan. The house itself  is three stories, and has 300 sq meters of living space...four bedrooms, four bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 balconies, and 3 terraces. The house comes with a full western kitchen and all appliances (fridge, microwave, cooker, and oven).

CHAEWENG GARDEN VILLA HG064 PRICE  : THB 6,900,000

Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Garden View Villa : Chaweng : 280 sq.m. : 236 sq.m. :3

2 storeys of family house with private swimming pool, providing spacious living, dining and kitchen area. Fully furnished with alarm system, air-conditioning. Gated property with great view of Chaweng lake and mountain, small garden and pets friendly.

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


LIPA YAI - 3 RAI

B056

PRICE  : THB 50,000,000

B142

PRICE  : THB 33,000,000

3 rai plot of beachfront land for sale on the exlusive beach of Lipa Noi in Lipa Yai area. Benefiting from spectacular views to the West, full infrastructure and chanote title. Land can be sold in three seperate plots if required.

BOPHUT - 1564 SQ.M.

LIPA NOI - 1.4 RAI

V130

PRICE  : THB 4,600,000

Delightful plot with a breathtaking views over looking koh pangan and big buddha. No buildings in front, just coconuts trees and dazzling views that offers a great location to create the beautiful residence of your dreams. Just 10 min. From the famous fisherman’s village, a great place for dinning and shopping. Full access through the land with all the ready connections to water and electricity.

B166

PRICE  : THB 28,000,000

This beautiful piece of beach land is located in the south-west of the island. Featuring 22 meters white sandy beach frontage with full infrastructure present. Benefiting from spectacular views to the West, and within a secure development with Chanote title.

BOPHUT - 1564 SQ.M.

CHOENG MON - 1.15 RAI

V148

PRICE  : THB 4,250,000

Located in bophut hill and close to bophut hill golf. This land surrounding by exclusive developments as sit on the best location of this area. Land come with 2 road acesses so multiple layout can be create. The owner got this land direct from original land owner and price is lower than the market value now.

Escape to a secluded haven on the breathtaking panoramic ocean view on this 1.15 Rai Ocean Front Lot located in Choeng Mon. The plot provides 66 meters on the ocean front and is best for building a luxury ocean front villa; also prepared in two Chanotes with the public access. Optional to purchase on each individual plot with THB 15,000,000 on 33 meter on the frontage with 920 sqm.

BOPHUT HILL - 1,768 SQ.M.

V174

PRICE  : THB 3,000,000

This is your chance to own property in Paradise Island. This splendid over 1 Rai Ocean View Plot is located in Bophut Hill. Just a few minutes from Fisherman Village and about 15 mins to Chaweng Beach. Nearby you can find a local market, gas station and dining as well as all the amenities of Bophut and Chaweng areas. The plot rests on gentle sloping terrain surrounded by breathtaking view the gulf of Thailand.

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


TALING NGAM - 42.04 RAI

V140

PRICE : THB 41,000,000 The stunning seaview plot from the south west of  Koh Samui, where is  located in a quiet  location on Taling Ngam  area. A beautiful piece of property in Taling Ngam Hills & consisting of approximately 42 Rai, most of it being sea views. The main part is a 27 Rai valley/plateau stretching from crest to crest. The two other parts, 12 & 3 Rai, are slightly sloping plots, with respective views to the West Coast & Taling Ngam Mountains. Five Islands & mainland views are also to be admired from the main plateau. Basically by standing on nearly any part of the plot, one would have sea views & the possibility to build easily, given the gentle slope configuration of the plot. One of the most interesting offers of Samui, at a very reasonable price. Public access road available directly from owner.

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


DHEVATARA RESIDENCE BEACH FRONT VILLAS

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

: PRICE ON APPLICATION : Beach Front Villa : Bophut : 1,000 sq.m. : 430 sq.m. :4

Dhevatara Residence has been designed to maximize enjoyment of the Samui climate and completely encompasses the concept of the indoor/outdoor tropical living experience. It’s a villa where the natural, peaceful environment is an integral part of any stay. Large open terraces and garden areas; bi-folding glass doors creating a totally wall-less living space; a sizable infinity swimming pool, sala and the outdoor dining area all add to the freedom of the accommodation, in addition to the private entrance onto a tranquil stretch of beach.

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


T: 077 426 936 F: 077 426 946 M: 081 691 1719

W: www.baansuaylandandhouse.com, www.bs-landandhouse.com E: info@baansuaylandandhouse.com 118/1 Moo 1 Koh Samui Ring Rd. (Opp Big C), Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani

ความคิดและความตั้งใจ คือ เป็นสำ�นักงานและสื่อกลางในการขายบ้านและที่ดินที่มีราคาถูกของเกาะสมุย เกาะพงัน รวมถึงที่ดินที่หลุดจากการขายฝาก และจำ�นอง 1.   ขายที่ดิน และบ้าน (ราคาถูกกว่าท้องตลาด) 2.   รับซื้อฝาก ที่ดิน บ้าน อาคารพาณิชย์ ทาวเฮ้าท์ โรงแรม 3.   รับปรึกษา การขอสินเชื่อกับสถาบันการเงินต่างๆ 4.   รับปรึกษา ทางด้านการเงินทุกรูปแบบ Our main concept is selling foreclosure realty on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and nationwide. • Villa and land sales (Cheaper than market prices) • Deposit purchase for lands, villas, townhouses, business units and hotels • Consultation for a mortgage loan from financial institutions and banks. • Provide all types of financial advisor.


T: 077 426 936 F: 077 426 946 M: 081 691 1719

W: www.baansuaylandandhouse.com, www.bs-landandhouse.com E: info@baansuaylandandhouse.com 118/1 Moo 1 Koh Samui Ring Rd. (Opp Big C), Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani

Arun Location

BLS 001 : Bophut-Koa Pra

Bandara Location

BLS 002

Suttilak Location

: Bophut

BLS 003 : Angthong

Land Size : 1 Rai 1 Ngan 77.3 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 3 Ngan 96 Sqw.

Land Size : 13 Rai 2 Ngan 2 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 4,500,000 THB

Maret Location

BLS 004 : Lamai Maret

: 9,500,000 THB

Montila Location

BLS 005 : Bophut

: 23,000,000 THB

Baan Jinda Location

BHS 001

: Bophut-BangRak

Land Size : 5 Rai 0 Ngan 80 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 2 Ngan 86 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 2 Ngan 20 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 2,500,000 THB

: 6,800,000 THB

ราคาดังกล่าวอาจมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงโดยไม่จำ�เป็นที่จะต้องแจ้งล่วงหน้า

: 5,500,000 THB


T: 077 426 936 F: 077 426 946 M: 081 691 1719

W: www.baansuaylandandhouse.com, www.bs-landandhouse.com E: info@baansuaylandandhouse.com 118/1 Moo 1 Koh Samui Ring Rd. (Opp Big C), Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani

Chanweng Soi10 BHS 003

Mr. Jim House

Location : Bophut

Location

Location

Land Size : 0 Rai 2 Ngan 19.2 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Ngan 15 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 55 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

Baan Kaowta

BHS 002

: Public

: Chaweng

: Public

: Bophut, Chaweng

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 3,000,000 THB

: 6,000,000 THB

Baan Talay Kaow BHS 005

Yupa Land

Location

Location

: Bophut-BangRak

BHS 006

: Bophut

: 4,200,000 THB

Villa Lamai Location

BHS 004

BHS 07

: Lamai

Land Size : 0 Rai 2 Ngan 23.3 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 158 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 1 Ngan 14 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 11,500,000 THB

: 4,900,000 THB

: 8,500,000 THB

Those prices are subject to be changed without notice


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LEGAL SEMINAR On Thursday the 3rd May 2012, Limcharoen, Hughes & Glanville hosted an informative Legal Seminar at the stunning beach front restaurant Ocean 11 in Bangrak, Koh Samui. Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville is a leading legal service provider which dispenses high quality business advice throughout Asia and to clients across the globe, including those in Koh Samui.

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Their role as legal advisor’s is to assist clients with either investing in, or procuring investment in Asia. Agents, Real Estate Developers and Samuians were afforded the pleasure of refreshments alongside an evening of dialogue concerning legal issues, responsibilities, measures and solutions for those involved in the property market in Thailand. Jeffrey Martin, Senior Associate for Limcharoen, Hughes & Glanville broached subjects from agency under Thai law, the obligations and liabilities of the Agent, agreements, enforcing those agreements and the more complicated co-agency agreements. The night was definitely enlightening with a question and


answer session allowing all to probe further helping answer their queries about critical issues and how to best handle them in their day to day dealings. With a huge number of real estate agencies in Samui and surrounding Thailand there are many issues that are common to all - with the issue of agency agreements being crucial to the underlying business. During the evening Jeffrey Martin as well as Christian Glanville, Managing Partner at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville's Samui office covered agency agreements and their basic principles; the Agent’s legal right to a commission, the Agent’s right to sue and how to mitigate risk, demonstrating the ways in which you can

safeguard your commissions as an Agent and protect your bottom line. Jeffrey Martin stated “The purpose of this seminar was obviously to convey specific information to real estate professionals from Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. However, an ancillary focus of the seminar was simply to bring this community of professionals together in one place, to encourage a more informed and collegial environment amongst this community, and to enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks and conversation.” A great night was had by all, including Samui-Phangan Real Estate Magazine staff and we look forward to the next instalment.

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OWNERSHIP OF A BUILDING IN THAILAND

Villa sales in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have been on the rise in the early part of 2012, with a variety of beach front property changing hands.

No doubt the majority of the new owners are initially happy to have settled into their own piece of paradise. However, after having acquired property in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or elsewhere in Thailand, it is important for the new occupant to ensure having obtained and reviewed all of the relevant documents pertaining to the property in question, and to store those documents in a safe place, as the same will be required for a resale. For instance, the new occupant should possess a land title deed, which evidences ownership of the land in question to the company or individual named on the back thereof. However, it is equally important to obtain those documents evidencing ownership of and/or residence at the physical building situated on the target land, as Thai law provides for separate ownership with respect to land, and the building/s situated on land. For example, important documents relating to buildings in Thailand include (but are not limited to) the construction permit, building sale and purchase agreement, and House Registration Book (Tabian Baan). This article addresses each of the said items beginning with the often times misunderstood Tabian Baan.

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House Registration Book (“Tabian Baan”) The House Registration Book or “Tabian Baan” is an administrative document setting out the official address of the underlying house or condominium and may be used as proof of address for the person/s listed therein. The Tabian Baan is often referred to as the “Blue Book”, because the cover is commonly blue, although it possible to obtain a so-called “Yellow Book” as well. Typically, only Thai nationals may have their name entered into a blue book (Thor.Ror.14), although foreign persons may have their name entered into the yellow book (Thor. Ror.13). A House Registration Book is often required as proof of address of a Thai person in official registration procedures such as transfer of ownership of a car at the Transport Department, the opening of a bank account or the establishment of a limited Thai company. Often times, foreigners neglect to obtain a yellow book in respect of their house and instead have a blue book, which, as discussed, will not bear their name. In this event, foreigners may generally use alternate documents for proof of address, where proof of address is required. However, contrary to popular understanding, having one’s name inscribed on the yellow or blue book does not serve as evidence of ownership of the underlying house, but rather serves as mere proof of one’s address or residence. The definitive proof of ownership in respect of a building or structure is obtained through registration of the official building sale and purchase agreement with the competent local authority, as discussed below. Nonetheless, possession of a yellow book may be required in order to take advantage of tax reliefs relating to gains on the sale of a property in the instance where a new property is thereafter acquired. In particular, having one’s name present on a Tabian Baan for more than one year is necessary in order to satisfy the requirements set out in the Ministerial Regulations on Tax Law No. 126, Section 2, Clause 62, in order to obtain relief from taxable gains on the

re-sell of a property. It is possible for a foreign person to obtain a Yellow Book together with his or her name affixed thereon by applying to the appropriate authority, even after a so-called Blue Book has been issued with respect to the underlying property.

Construction Permit Ownership of a building in Thailand may be evidenced by a construction permit issued to the owner, describing the relevant building and the land it is situated upon. Generally, in order to obtain a construction permit, a number of documents must be submitted to the local government, including the underlying land title deed, identification documents of the applicant and the relevant building plans, which must conform to the applicable zoning regulations. Typically, a construction permit will not be issued to a foreign individual or company, although it is possible to transfer ownership of the building to a foreign person at a later date.

Building Sale and Purchase Agreement There is no equivalent to the land title deed in respect of a building in Thailand. In order to transfer ownership of a building, the application for transfer must be made at the local land office, which will thereafter issue a 30 day notice period to the general public. After the 30 day notice has expired, and provided no one objects to the house transfer, the parties shall sign an official Thai language building sale and purchase agreement (which is separate from the private sale and purchase agreement), which document shall be maintained at the land office thereby establishing proof of ownership of the relevant building. This article is intended to provide investors with a brief insight into the key legal documents relating to ownership of and/or residence at a physical structure or building in Thailand. As in any jurisdiction, it is important to seek independent legal advice before entering into a legal transaction.

This article was written by Jeffrey Martin, Senior Associate of Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Samui). For further information, please contact our Koh Samui offices on 084 714 8800, or e-mail jeffrey@limcharoen.com. Other offices located in Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali and coming soon, Hong Kong.

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THE NEW CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATES

After the elections there was a lot of discussion about the new Government’s plan to reduce the corporate income tax rates (“CITR”).

While mostly the potential negative impact of the minimum wage rate increase on businesses in Thailand where publicly debated, the government actually went ahead and reduced the CITR significantly. Surprisingly relatively few people seem to be aware of this. Accordingly, please find in the following a summary of the recently enacted revised CITR. Pursuant to Title II, Chapter 3, Schedule 2(a) of the Revenue Code (“RC”) the CITR on profit for Thai companies is 30%. However, pursuant to Title I, Section 3(1) of the RC, this rate may be reduced for some or all such companies by way of the Cabinet issuing a “Royal Decree” (“RD”). And, in fact, under RD 471 (2008) the CITR for “small to medium enterprises” (“SME”s) defined there as companies who’s total capitalization was THB 5,000,0000 or less on the last day of the tax year, was exempted for income not exceeding THB

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150,000 and further reduced to 15% for taxable income between THB 150,001 to THB 1,000,0000 and to 25% for taxable income from THB 1,000,001 to THB 3,000,000. Also under RD 467 (2007) the CITR for companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) on the “market for alternative investment” (“MAI”) was reduced to 20%, while the CITR for all other companies listed on the SET was reduced to 25%.

(1) 23% on net profit for the tax year which begins on or after 1 January 2012; and

However, on 14 December 2011 the Cabinet issued RD 530 which repealed and replaced RD 471 and repealed and replaced Section 3(2) of RD 467. Accordingly, the CITR for SMEs, which are now defined as any company with a capitalization of not more than THB 5,000,000 on the final day of the tax year and which company does not have income exceeding THB 30,000,000 in that same tax year, is now as follows:

In conclusion, these CITR reductions are clearly welcomed by those investing and doing business in Thailand. However, it should be noted that although as provided for under RD 530 the CITR reductions for SMEs are “permanent”, they are not so for all other (non-MAI listed) companies. It is unclear, if it is “planned” to extend or even increase these reductions after the expiration of the reductions in three years.

(1) exempted on net profit up to THB 150,000 for all of the following tax years which begin on or after 1 January 2012;

The perhaps most commonly stated rationales for the CITR reductions is to make Thailand’s business environment more competitive with its neighbors and further to “compensate” Thai companies for the coming minimum wage increases. But the reductions are not “permanent” for most “normal” companies under RD 530. Even if the “plan” is to extend or even increase them three years from now, it will take the political will of and action by the then current Cabinet. Thus, any such extension can only be seen as uncertain. Such can hardly be encouraging for those considering doing business and investing in Thailand beyond the next three years. Therefore, although the business community is welcoming the CITR reductions under RD 530, it is unfortunate that they were not made “permanent” for all Thai companies.

(2) 15% on net profit from THB 150,001 up to THB 1,000,000 for all of the following tax years which begin on or after 1 January 2012; (3) 23% on net profit of THB 1,000,0001 or more for the tax year which begins on or after 1 January 2012; and (4) 20% on net profit of THB 1,000,0001 or more for all of the following tax years which begin on or after 1 January 2013.

(2) 20% on net profit for the following two tax years which begin on or after 1 January 2013. The CITR for the companies that are listed on the MAI on the SET remains 20% on net profit under the portion of RD 467 which remains in effect.

The CITR for all companies including those that are listed on the SET except for those which listed on the MAI on the SET is now for three consecutive accounting periods only as follows:

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CODE, a boutique resort with residences is located high in the hills on the stunning North-East coast of Koh Samui in Bang Po. Known for its quiet and idyllic stretches of beach away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist centers on the island – Bang Po offers the island paradise most seek when purchasing or renting real estate away from home. CODE has it's foundations steeped in success for a number of reasons. First is the creator – Kalara Developments. Founded in 2003, Kalara

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Developments was one of the numerous developers and real estate agents who first established themselves in Koh Samui many moons ago - and they have definitely stood the test of time. Through their attention to detail, quality and overall construction ethics and standards, Kalara Developments has maintained high ideals throughout the years. With a commitment to getting the basics right, Kalara Developments have managed to outlast a lot of the competition and whilst many other


BREAKING THE CODE This stellar success of a development has set itself apart from the others by getting the basics right...... from the start.

companies have come and gone, Kalara has only grown from strength to strength. Now employing over 200 staff in offices in Koh Samui, Bangkok and London with plans to expand... it's amazing to see what started as one man and one mobile phone can create. Carl Lamb, owner and founder of Kalara Developments is proud of the many villas, apartments and estates that he and Kalara have created over the years and particularly of CODE and the awards they

have been accredited with – upon writing, two of his staff members have been dispatched over to Kuala Lumpur to pick up another six at the 2012 Asia Pacific Property Awards - "While it definitely hasn't been an easy road, I think that the fact that we have pushed forward in refining our processes and not lost focus on the vision we have for creating optimum developments to the very highest international standards has not gone unnoticed. Sadly not all developers on the island are quite so conscientious, but we at Kalara are glad to provide the benchmark

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to show what is achievable. It's our attention to detail which I think lies at the very heart of our success; we stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. " Originally developed with the intention of creating superior residences for those who wish to purchase or reside on Samui, CODE now offers a resortexperience for holiday-makers, as much to their delight, Kalara Developments has completely sold all of the available CODE residences, with an active and extensive waiting-list of people looking to snap up the next one to hit the market! Offering full on-site facilities for residents and vacationers alike, CODE presents all that is required for a perfect island escape including a

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stunning restaurant cooking up both Thai and Western cuisines, a tranquil Spa for those seeking relaxation, a modern air-conditioned Gym and a picturesque infinity pool set within extensive decking that overlooks the amazing Bang Po beach and surrounding areas. Set over four levels, this boutique resort with residences also boasts something that most accommodation options on Koh Samui cannot. All furniture and the majority of the fittings at CODE have been custom designed and created to fit the spaces in which they live. From television cabinets, to white leather sofas to tailor-made heavy wood doors (the majority of store-bought doors are often prone to warping in the heat) everything has been


designed and constructed to ensure longevity, quality and a visual standard that surpasses that of island standards. The white, modern interiors coupled with floor to ceiling glass doors and windows give these apartments a feeling of light and space creating a perfect synergy with the views of Samui's crystal blue waters. Each suite offers an outdoor terrace with a comfortable lounge so that the views can truly be appreciated whilst the Samui breeze dances across your skin. Each suite also offers large flat screen TV/DVD/Satellite, Wi Fi, western kitchen, dining, lounge, terrace and more – CODE gives you everything that you could wish for in a tropical getaway.

With one bedroom, two bedroom and XL two bedroom apartments available, each of which provides expansive uninterrupted sea views, there are accommodation options to suit everyone - from singles, to couples looking for a romantic escape, to larger groups and even weddings! So if you're looking for a destination that will not disappoint, CODE is definitely one to consider. The quality, atmosphere and facilities at CODE are nothing short of 5 star and with views to die for, it's hard to go past this absolute gem of a location for your next vacation...and if you're looking to buy.... then get your name on the waiting-list pronto so you can secure a home away from home like no other.

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HOW TO FIND

YOUR PERFECT ISLAND RETREAT Villa 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, prearrival 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 and recognised agents to ensure you are getting

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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!

Tel.

Advance Inter Development

077 231 625

Advantage Holiday Villas

077 418 891

Bam Buh

086 061 4280

Halcyon Samui Properties

077 427 311

Horizon Homes

077 417 005

Kalara International Properties

077 246 100

Koh Samui Land & Homes

089 474 1837

Koh Samui Properties

077 484 770

Laan Dara Samui

077 414 204

Laem Sor Village

081 406 1065

Pai Leam House

085 782 4910

Palm Group Asia

085 795 9393

Phathong Residence

089 813 5715

Plumeria Place Residence

077 430 043

Sage House & Land

089 016 9750

Samui Beach Village

077 418 256

Samui Diamond Properties

087 895 4132

Samui Escapes

077 425 136

Samui-Phangan Properties

087 180 7247

Samui Villas and Homes

077 427 648

Thailand Retreats

077 427 774

The Park

077 601 108

The Phufar Residence

081 5359100

The Sea

077 960 567

TIC

077 247 710

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69/93 Moo 5, T. Maenam Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand 84320 Tel: +66 (0)77 247 796, Fax: +66 (0)77 247 768 Mobile: +66 (0)8 1921 1473 E-mail: nite_stone@hotmail.com


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RENEE ELLEN ARMSTRONG

DESIGNER LIFE Living in Koh Samui has given one designer the scope and ability to create with passion and integrity without losing sight of the island as a whole. Six years ago Renee Armstrong visited the beautiful island of Koh Samui and not only fell in love with the place, but saw an opportunity and a market where her skills as an Interior Designer could be used to their potential. After buying a one way ticket from her home town in Perth, Australia, Renee has not yet looked back and has successfully opened a second branch of her Australian based Interior Design business that she operates with her long-time business partner Deb Brice. SeaChange caters to small and large design projects, using all types of art methods and mediums to complete and present their finished product to the client. Having started her career in Fashion Design, her tomboy tendencies told her that fashion would not be her long-term path in life but if there was one thing she was always sure of, she knew she would be involved in something creative – using her hands, her ideas and making something physical. The smell of concrete lured Renee away from the fickle and ever-changing fashion world and she found herself knee-deep in construction – literally! “It was that smell of concrete and doing something physical, using your hands, being in the dirt and amongst it being a part of the construction, watching something grow before you that got me hooked.” From overall construction, Renee started to hone her talents to the more artistic side of building design – interiors and exteriors. Having the chance to test out her skills when travelling through the outback in Australia at a caravan site, Renee was free to

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use these huge blank white canvasses to give the landscape a whole new look and feel. With stencils and spray paint in hand, Renee set to work and created stunning ghost gum tree images on the caravans, allowing them to blend seamlessly with their environment and yet stand out as individual pieces of art. “When you spray paint, you feel physically connected to the work as you're holding the can and the stencil right there and watching it form in front of you.” It's these moments that inspire Renee in Interior Design, allowing her to take extraordinary mediums and use them in the houses and villas she works on. Convincing a client to allow you to spray paint a wall may take some time, but a long-standing relationship can prove fruitful “Clients I have known for a long time, they trust me. So when I say 'Can I spray paint that wall'.....They turn around and say 'Knock yourself out', which is great!” From the moment Renee steps in the shower in the morning, she is planning her day. From the morning meeting with a client to the afternoon meeting with the contractor. She's always thinking of her next step, project, meeting or phone call. There is never a dull moment in an Interior Designers life and that's drives Renee and keeps her days fresh and exciting. The job of a designer has many misconceptions about what it truly entails. Most people think they just put fabrics and colours together all day long. If only it were that simple, what fun! What most people don't know is all of the work that goes on behind the scenes after the vision is created. From the Project Management aspect of the design which means dealing with clients, suppliers, staff, late deliveries, floor plans, elevations, drafting and measurements of tiles, rugs, counter tops, wall paper

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etc. An Interior Designer's job certainly doesn’t end after the design concept is created – it goes well beyond that, until the client is happy with the end result and has settled in, or sold-on. This process can take months if not years depending on the scope of the project. Renee works with a high level of professionalism with any job, be it big or small and has learnt over the years in Samui to deal with the many issues that are inherent to working in a foreign country – namely, the language barrier! “I create flow charts for every project that shows who is responsible for what, with step by step detailed task lists for all of my contractors and employees and I ensure I follow through until the very end, keeping in constant contact with everyone so we all stay on the same page and can achieve an outstanding end result for the client.”

island from client to client Renee laughs, 'I'm really looking forward to the point where I can employ more staff and have an entire design studio to work with on all my projects from beginning to end. Having a multi staffed design studio is exactly how you get seamless project delivery done....that would be nice, that would be really nice!” Renee's company can be found at ww.SeaChange. cc or you can see her driving around the island, spray paint and fixtures in one hand and designs in the other!

With extensive cultural differences from the way we speak to the way we deal with problems, Renee has been wary and made a conscious effort to assimilate to the Thai way of doing things as much as possible. “It's almost like Buddhism by necessity when you live and work here, even if you don't believe in Buddhism, you start to become more Buddhist like in your day to day dealings. You just become more calm in your nature and more aware of those around you, finding that balance between what the client wants, what the vendor can supply and what the staff can actually accomplish. It's the only way to achieve results or you will start to go a bit crazy!” With two to three projects on the go at any one time, Renee is definitely a busy lady, so what does Samui and the future have in store for her? With her glowing tan, achieved from all the riding around the

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MODERN AND MINIMALIST ISLAND LIVING

When creating your island home, less can be more whilst still allowing you to achieve a perfect balance - complementing your tropical exterior of swaying palms and crystal blue waters. Minimalism is a design trend that started in the 20th century and continues today, where a minimalist design is a design stripped down to only its essential elements. The unofficial mission statement for minimalist design came from architect Ludwig Mies van der Roh ‌.... Less is more. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German architect who’s considered a pioneer of modern architecture, and his architectural style during post-World War I laid the groundwork for minimalist design. Van der Rohe strived for simplicity and clarity in his architectural designs by using modern materials like steel and plates of glass, having a minimal structural framework and including lots of open space. The reason why minimalism penetrated so many fields, yet is less known than, say, pop art is because it’s more of a principle than a visual style. Using clean horizontal and vertical lines, rectangular forms, primary values of white, black and grey as well as primary colours such as blue, red, and yellow it is easy to create a minimalist space that works for you.

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Modern, contemporary and minimalist island living spaces can be hard to achieve without causing a disconnect between the surrounding environment and the interior in which you create your living space. With the majority of villas and condominiums in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan basing their design and interiors around natural Thai inspired materials such as wood, bamboo, thatch-work and wicker it's refreshing to see those who have managed to find the skillful balance of island living with a modern, clean feel. Samui Sunset Villas located high in the hills of Bangrak, Koh Samui are an impeccable example of minimalism that blends seamlessly with the surrounding islands and waters. Clean lines, open spaces, a white base palette with dashes of colour make these villas the very definition of minimalism and a wonderful stress-free liveable design. It is easier than you think to achieve this balance of modern and contemporary without giving in to the traditional villa themes of wood, wood and more

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wood! By using a white base palette and integrating sparse bursts of colour (signature furniture pieces or artwork) to offset against the stunning island backdrop you can create a feeling that is neither stark nor cold - creating the perfect comfortable, modern and minimalist combination. When designing your villa or home, use shifts in elevation to make each space a distinct section inside of the structure as a whole. Nooks and crannies can be formed by the wrapping exterior walls to create comfortable interior spaces within the plan – without letting them become cramped by being fully divided and isolated. Try not to let elements or layers intersect, letting each of them be independent and not covered or interfered by other elements. Just remember, you do not need to surround yourself with natural materials to mesh flawlessly into a tropical environment. A light, calming and stress free space will be achieved – culminating in an ideal balance with nature - which in its very base and raw form is light, calming and stress free!


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A NEW FISH IN TOWN

BARRACUDA With a dream of opening a restaurant to call his own, one visit to Koh Samui helped all the pieces of his plan fall into place.. Ferdinand Dienst was born and raised in Munich with a career mapped out in Economics. An unexpected move to Cologne with his then girlfriend, saw his lifeplan change and little did he know that he would no longer be sitting in an office crunching numbers, but serving the happy smiles of tourists and residents alike in his own restaurant.

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After landing a training position at Inter-Continental in Cologne, Ferdinand's passion for food soon came to the forefront and over the following years he hatched a plan to start chapter one of his vision – a Mediterranean influenced restaurant in a tropical climate. A visit to Koh Samui in 2009 helped his vision come to fruition. After discovering the beauty of Koh Samui, within weeks Ferdinand has quit his job back home and was hunting for the perfect location to open his own restaurant – Barracuda. Barracuda, located in Soi 4 off the main road in Maenam, opened in June 2010 – a tough year to start any business with uprising in Bangkok between political parties and a significant decrease in tourism - but thanks to his determination and an extremely high standard of food, Barracuda, although still quite a hidden gem, is now striving forward in leaps and bounds on the way to success.


The concept of Barracuda is pinned strongly around sourcing and using fresh local produce that is authentic to the environment. This same level of authenticity is applied to the décor and can be seen in the minimalist and rustic interior of Barracuda, which is both warm and inviting by using woods and small Thai touches without becoming garish and tacky. An open kitchen immediately gives the diner a level of trust, and these elements combined all together – the local produce, the authenticity of the atmosphere and the Barracuda quality-food philosophy truly celebrates the spirit of Samui.

Main offerings follow the entrées in their blending of local and Mediterranean flavours such as the PanRoasted Sea Bass with Spicy Peppers, Chorizo and a Black Olive Paste on a Shittake Verlouté or the Barracuda Fillet in Wild Mushroom Paste wrapped in Serrano Ham on Sautéed Vegetables after which the restaurant is named.

The food is some of the finest you can find on Koh Samui, and without the extortionate price tag that normally accompanies it! Delicious entrées such as Homemade Tortellini of Lobster and Salmon with a Tom Yam Verlouté or the Seared Tuna Salad with a Thai Lime dressing are just the beginning of an amazing dining experience that gives you everything you look for in a meal – attention to detail and flavour combinations that explode in your mouth and not in your wallet!

An extensive drinks list including various wines to accompany each meal are well priced and the service is nothing short of friendly and professional.

For dessert you can wrap your lips around Chili Chocolate Mousse with Mango or the decadent hot Chocolate Lava on Raspberry Coulis – these will not leave you disappointed.

Barracuda is set to be a huge success in Samui and with only 18 tables, we suggest you book ahead to avoid disappointment...this fish is really one you ought to catch!

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CREATING YOUR OWN

ORGANIC UTOPIA In the day and age of pesticides, chemicals and preservatives - there is no better time than now to take your food into your own hands and grow your own! They're shiny, ripe and albeit too perfect looking – they're the fruit and vegetables sold in our local supermarkets. Sprayed with pesticides during the growth stage, pumped full of preservatives and chemicals to ensure they don't wither during the transportation stage, fruits and vegetables are no longer what they used to be. To ensure you control what goes in to your body and that of your family, why not start by creating your own vegetable garden where you can decide not to lace your food with pesticides, herbicides and insecticides..... after all, You Are What You Eat! Eat an apple, and you eat life: vitamins, minerals, water and more. Eat pesticide residue, and you are literally filling your body with poisons. These toxins accumulate in your muscle and fat tissues and some of them are nearly impossible to ever remove from your body. Mothers who breast-feed children illustrate an example of these danger potentials, because poisons are passed on to the baby and the full ramifications of these pesticides in our systems years from now are still yet to be confirmed by scientists around the world.

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So, it may seem like a huge and daunting task, but creating your own veggie patch can be achieved. Don't be disheartened as a little trial and error is required – but the result is well worth it. Full flavoured vegetables you can pick straight from their patch and straight in to your stomach. There is nothing that tastes better! For the best success, a vegetable garden should be well planned out in advance. The site location is of the utmost importance and a spot near your house in full sunlight is the normally the most convenient spot – however as Samui and Phangan are lucky enough to get a lot of sunshine – you need to consider what vegetables you will grow as sometimes too much sunshine can be a hindrance rather than a help. Drainage and soil quality are also key factors in producing a healthy vegetable garden, along with at least six hours of full sun each day in order for your food crops to mature properly. No amount of fertilizer, water, or care can replace needed sunshine and we have plenty on the islands! The soil should be very fertile and well draining so that water never puddles after a rain storm and while good air movement around a garden is important, windy areas should be avoided because winds can dry out or break plants. Usually, the garden should be surrounded by a sufficiently high fence with close mesh to keep out dogs and other animals and can also serve as a trellis for beans, peas, tomato plants and other crops that need support. Lastly, choose a spot close to a water supply for convenience, and to avoid having to traipse long lengths of hose around your garden which inevitably will get all tangled up and cause a nuisance! Next step is choosing which vegetables you wish to grow – the fun part! Obviously this will come down to taste and what you like to eat, but you will need to keep in mind that not all vegetables will grow well in such a hot climate and various vegetables need to be planted at specific times of the year - so do your research online and find out what best suits both your needs and the season.

planted. Planting depths and spacing are critical, so don't crowd to many plants into the allotted space or you may end up with spindly plants and no food and ensure you water your garden thoroughly the day before you intend to plant. Oh, and be sure to place a tag or marker on each row or area so that you will know what to expect will sprout there and when!

Tips To Maintaining Your Utopia... • During dry periods, vegetable gardens need extra watering. Most vegetables benefit from an inch or more water each week, especially when they are fruiting. • Mulching between the rows will help to control weeds, conserve moisture in the soil, and provide you with pathways to access your plants. Black plastic may be used, or you can utilize grass clippings, straw, wood chips, or garden debris. • Throughout the growing season be vigilante against insect pests. Discovering a bug problem early will make it much easier to take appropriate action and eliminate the pests. Use natural solutions to keep pests to a minimum. • Weeds rob your vegetables of water, light and root space. Keep them pulled out regularly (try to get the entire root) and the job isn't too bad. If they are allowed to go to seed, you may be dealing with thousands of weeds instead of a few. • Once you have harvested your crop, put the spent plant and other vegetable matter into your compost pile so that it can be recycled into your garden again! Lastly, ENJOY! When your vegetables are ready to be eaten, savour the taste....you will be able to distinguish the difference in flavour to that of supermarket vegetables and most importantly..... the taste of success!

Once you've decided on your vegetables, it's time to get planting. Read up on each of the vegetables you have chosen to plant and find out how much space they need, if they need a stake in the ground to help them grow, or if they require planting in a bed and transplanting across to your garden at a later stage. Don't forget to establish your pathways early so that you won't be walking across areas which will be

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COMPOST

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR RUBBISH What we buy, what we use, what we keep and throw away makes up the fabric of our daily lives. The smallest of personal efforts can help reduce our impact on planet earth and composting is a great place to start... Only fifty or so years ago, not much was being thrown away. Almost everything had a considerably longer life span than that ubiquitous plastic bag holding our groceries has today. What led us to this place of having and wanting so much stuff? Stuff that we literally don't know what to do with or where to put when we're done with it..... We live in a society that is consumer-oriented and a sea of stuff flows in and out of our lives with such speed we hardly realise the global impact attached to each and every item we buy. We can make a difference with very little effort – and our rubbish is the perfect place to start. Composting has been around for quite some time and there's more to it that chicken poo and hay!

Compost has an endless list of benefits including: • Recycles kitchen and yard waste - Composting can divert as much as 30% of household waste away from the rubbish bin. • Soil conditioner - With compost, you are creating rich humus for your tropical lawn and garden. This adds nutrients to your plants and helps retain moisture in the soil. • Introduces beneficial organisms to the soil Microscopic organisms in compost help aerate the

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soil, break down organic material for plant use and ward off plant disease. • Good for the environment - Composting offers a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. • Reduces landfill waste - Most landfills in Thailand are quickly filling up; with one-third of landfill waste being made up of compostable materials. So, how can you create your own compost? It's so easy and once you get the hang of it, you won't believe you haven't been doing it before!

First, you need to create your actual compost bin. Plastic storage bins are available just about everywhere – Tesco, Home Pro etc. The bigger the storage bin is, the better. The bin you decide to use for composting should really be no smaller than 70 litres and have a lid. You need to have air circulating around your compost to help it decompose faster so to manage this in a plastic bin, you will have to drill holes in the bin spacing them four or five centimetres apart, on all sides, bottom, and lid. DONE! Your compost bin is ready!

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Start your compost pile on bare earth - Place your bin, lid side up somewhere outside in your garden on dirt. This allows worms and other beneficial organisms to aerate the compost and be transported to your garden beds. Lay twigs or straw first, a few inches deep - This aids drainage and helps aerate the pile. Add compost materials in layers, alternating moist and dry. Use moist ingredients such as tea bags, fruit skins and tea bags. Dry materials are straw, leaves, sawdust and dry food scraps like eggshells and bread. Do not compost meat, bones or fish scraps they will only attract pests! Add manure – Chicken droppings, buffalo droppings (and there are plenty in Samui and Phangan!) or any nitrogen source. This activates the compost pile and speeds the process along. Keep compost moist - Water occasionally, or let rain do the job. Cover with anything you have - wood, plastic sheeting, carpet scraps. Covering helps retain moisture and heat, two essentials for compost. Covering also prevents the compost from being overwatered by rain. The compost should be moist, but not soaked through. Turn - Every few weeks give the pile a quick turn with a pitchfork or shovel. This aerates the pile. Oxygen is required for the process to work, and turning "adds" oxygen.

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Let your compost settle for the first two weeks. After this, turn your compost heap weekly or every second week and it should take 8-10 weeks to produce good compost that is ready to use! Now you have your own chemical free, environmentally friendly, ready-to-use fertiliser to lay on grass to help it grow and plants or vegetables in your garden and you've reduced your household waste. And impact on the planet. Now, don't you feel better?!


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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, developed a deserved reputation a paradise with an enviable choice of their menus often created by chef’s of repute and wine lists that rival those in

Samui has s gourmet restaurants, international some of the

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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. 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 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. 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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LIVING IN KOH PHANGAN

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

entertainment choices, with cool nightspots and restaurants opening in the more popular beaches like Haad Rin and Thong Nai Pan. As Koh Phangan evolves from a backpacker haven in to a full service destination, the island is attracting those with the spending power to combine natural escape with a sophisticated island lifestyle. The Thai government and its tourism authority has long been promoting Koh Phangan as an ecodestination 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

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had a real impact in terms on the ease of living 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, long-term 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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the legal arena

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. However, if foreign nationals hold more than 49% of the shares, your company is a foreign company.

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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 coinvest 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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CHEMICAL Liquid Flocculant(Astral) Eliminate Colloidal Particles, Solving water cloudiness, Fast flocculent effect.

ทำ�ให้สง่ิ สกปรกรวมตัวและเร่งตกตะกอน - ทำ�น้�ำ ใส ใช้กบั pH ช่วงกว้างได้ - ระยะเวลาตกกะกอน 8 ชัว่ โมง

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ASTRAL Alaska Max Series 0.75 Hp 18.6 m3/hr (1.0 Hp) 24.6 m3/hr(1.5 Hp) 30.18 m3/hr(2.0 Hp)

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HURLCON CTX Series 18.6 m3/hr (1.0 Hp) 24.6 m3/hr (1.5 Hp) 30.18 m3/hr (2.0 Hp)

ปรับค่า pH ให้อยูใ่ นช่วง 7.2-7.6 ชนิดเม็ดแข็งใช้งานง่าย - ไม่ระคายเคือง

ปรับค่า pH ให้อยูใ่ นช่วง 7.2-7.6 ชนิดเม็ดแข็งใช้งานง่าย - ไม่ระคายเคือง

Extra Algicide(Astral) Algicide - Non foaming - eleminate odors Flocculant Effect

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Brightener Algicide with brightener 1 L Algicide with brightener 5 L

FX Flooded Suction Pumps - Single Phase FX 250 - 1.00 HP Flooded Suction Pump FX 290 - 1.25 HP Flooded Suction Pump FX 340 - 1.50 HP Flooded Suction Pump FX 520 - 2.00 HP Flooded Suction Pump

Chlorine Powder(Astral) 90% Available Chlorine - Stabilizer powder Non Comburent

BX High Performance Pumps - 24 hours run-dry tested BX 1.0 High Performance Pump - Single Phase BX 1.5 High Performance Pump - Single Phase BX 2.0 High Performance Pump - Single Phase BX 3.0 High Performance Pump - Single Phase

Chlorine Granural(Astral) 90% Available Chlorine - Stabilizer Granulate Non Comburent

Submersible Pump-Plastic body Power Plus for clean water, flow 3,500 l/h : 200 W. Power Plus for clean water, flow 5,000 l/h : 250 W. Power Plus for dirty water, flow 7,500 l/h : 400 W. Power Plus for dirty water, flow 12,500 l/h : 750 W.

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AngthongVillas Sunset Sea and

Mountain Views Lipa Noi

Lots for Sale

1.4 Million Baht per Rai Lots From 497,000 Baht

“Земельные участки на продажу: - от 1,4 млн. бат за 1 “рай” (1600 кв. м), Земельные участки, площадью менее 1 “рая” - от 497 000 бат” B Lots: 1.6 Million Baht Per Rai C Lots: 1.4 Million Baht Per Rai B3

1068 Sqm

C5

568 Sqm

C6

604 Sqm

B4

1220 Sqm

Sold

C7

692 Sqm

C8

628 Sqm

C Lots: 875 Baht Per Sqm

B1

B5

1276 Sqm

1600 Sqm

B1

C9

1536 Sqm

800 Sqm

C9

756 Sqm

B Lots: 1,000 Baht Per Sqm

• Ready to build all Chanote Title • Approved Plans in place (2-5 Bedrooms) • Electric and water to lots • Additonal Lots Available for investment

INVESTORS WELCOME ! Angthong Villas Tel: +66 (0)8 9972 1539 E-mail: karamat2011@hotmail.com www.samuivilla.asia Sea Scale Tel: +66 (0)8 1499 9353



Samui Phangan Real Estate June July 2012