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The Definitive Guide to Samui & Phangan Real Estate

October / November 2011 | ISSN 1686-8838

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18 Million THB

Sea View Land for Sale This excellent sea view plot is 6 rais (9600 square meters) and is located on Lamai’s Mountain with a concrete road connecting it to the main Koh Samui ring road. The land is situated just 10 minutes away from the beach and only 5 - 6 minutes away from central Lamai, making it a prime location for holiday makers that want quiet surroundings and easy access to the city or beach. Situated on an eminence private mountain, the atmosphere is like that of a fairy tale. The land sites close to a nice stream and it is surrounded with nature. You can use the land to build a private house. However, this area would also be great for developing a recuperation resort/natural treatment. With this land you could create a mix of nice vacation homes, a small village, or even possibly develop a condominium. There is so much potential for the right buyer!

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Island Update

average length of stay (ALOS) dipping below 5 nights, a significant decrease from a high of over 7 nights in 2007. The trend reflects the travel patterns of a shift in source markets from the traditional European and American markets now overtaken by domestic travelers with the Thai market nearly doubling in size to make up 18% of all visitors to the island in 2010. In order to bypass the challenge of the high prices of the feeder airlines to the island, some economy hotels have partnered with low cost carriers (LCC) to stir domestic demand by offering flight-ferry-hotel packages, taking advantage of the landing opportunities in nearby provinces on the mainland.

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ecently released research findings undertaken by the hospitality consultancy firm C9 Hotelworks revealed average occupancy rates on Koh Samui reached a healthy 61% in the first half of 2011, a 2% increase from the same period last year. The island-wide revenue per available room (RevPAR) jumped 12% y-o-y, boosted by a 9% increase in average daily rate (ADR) compared with the same period last year.

The same C9 Hotelworks Samui Hotel Market Update warned that despite an optimistic 10% increase in 2010 visitor numbers, the runway length of the airport "restrains charter flights from Europe, Russia, and China which are currently key market feeders to the competing island resort destination of Phuket". China ranks as the top Asian source market to Samui, however, it does not appear in the overall top 5 source nor growth market list for the island in 2010. This reflects a loss in opportunity, with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reporting that China has now nudged its way to number 3 on the list for international tourism's top spenders, an explosive 400% increase in expenditure compared with just a decade ago that would have made up for the decrease in ALOS.

Leading the way for this growth are the upscale and budget tiers, a polarization that has left the midscale segment stagnant, and the luxury 5-star market improving slightly overall. Looking at the strongest segments, the upscale hotels saw an increase across the board for occupancy rates, ADR, and RevPAR, 10%, and 30% respectively, vis-Ă -vis the budget hotels which recorded a 3% dip in occupancy, however compensated with a 15% increase in ADR, resulting in a 9% boost in RevPAR. Not all the numbers spell good news for hospitality operators on the island, however, with the 2010

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The same UNWTO report shows a diminishing travel radius trend, with 4 out of 5 tourists opting to stay within the same region, with regional Asia Pacific tourism growing at an average 5.6% per annum since 2000. Bangkok Airways (PG), former owners of the Samui Airport (prior to set up of the Samui Airport Property Fund) and main airline serving the island, recently signed a code sharing agreement with Silk Air with service to start at the end of September. Of the tie-up with the Singapore Airlines' subsidiary, Bangkok Airways' Senior Vice President Peter Wiesner has been quoted as saying "We are planning to capture more traffic from Singapore as well as from long-haul routes connecting from a major hub like Changi International Airport". Silk Air joins other existing code-share partners -- Etihad, Thai Airways, KLM, EVA Air, Air France, and Lao Airline. Bangkok Airways is also reported to be courting additional airline partners for a code-sharing deal, including Malaysia Airlines, and Finnair, which should capture travelers from those source markets respectively. PG is also in talks with Kingfisher Airline, which will allow Samui to get a piece of the lucrative Indian source market pie that Phuket has been enjoying in recent years, the latter boosted by the hosting of Indian Travel Congress 2010 with some 800 travel agents in attendance, a conference capability

that Samui has yet to realize despite years of discussions. PG founder Prasert Prasartthongosoth also revealed in August that the airline is looking at divesting a 30% stake for a possible initial public offering (IPO) in 2013, an SET listing that will pave the way for the self-dubbed 'Asia's Boutique Airline' expand further in the region. Players in all market segments are keeping a close eye on how the Samui airport and PG's situation will pan out, but for the forseeable future, the new arrival of global hotel chains to Koh Samui, with such brands as Intercontinental and Conrad slated to join the hospitality chorus in H2'11, is setting the stage to "inevitably aid in destination marketing, induce demand and inject a sense of excitement into the marketplace," says Bill Barnett, managing director of C9 Hotelworks, with both developments slated to open in the southern part of the island, diversifying from the traditional hotspot of Chaweng and Bophut. With positive numbers from H1'11, and with the international hotel chain's marketing muscles yet to be fully flexed, there are signs that Samui is set for a redefining new chapter.

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Legal Update

5 Legal Tips Estate Planning in Thailand

home jurisdiction will protect assets located in other countries; however, this may not always be the case. According to international law, the distribution of immovable property such as freehold condominiums and villas is governed by the laws of the country in which that immoveable property is located. Conversely, the transfer of movable property such as jewellery and furniture is governed by the laws of the country in which the deceased was domiciled at the time of death. It is important to note that if an individual owns an interest in real estate through ownership of shares in a limited company, the asset which forms the subject matter of the will are the shares in the limited company and not the real estate assets themselves. In other words, Shares in limited companies may be deemed to be moveable property and not immoveable property.

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lying into the paradise islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangnan reveals an array beautifully designed residential homes and estates, many of which are own or available for purchase by international residents and travelers, who have no doubt taken careful steps to plan the acquisition of their tropical homes in order to safeguard their interests. Perhaps not surprisingly, these same persons often prefer enjoying the comfort of their residences in favour of planning for the day when they can no longer enjoy such worldly pleasures. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that these same persons would prefer to freely choose who will share in their estate upon death, rather than let chance and the hand of government decide for them.

Nonetheless, if you have any significant assets located in Thailand, it is recommended that you execute a valid Thai will. In the case of immovable property, if you die without executing a valid Thai Will, the assets forming the estate your estate will most likely be distributed according to intestate succession rules which stipulate that your property is distributed to the following people according to a set formula: spouse; children; parents; siblings; grandparents; aunts/uncles. Only true legally valid spouses are permitted to share in one’s estate according to intestate succession. Therefore, without a valid Thai Will, common law spouses and long-time partners will be totally disinherited of your Thai estate.

Jeffrey Martin, senior associate of the law firm Limcharoen, Hughes & Glanville (Samui) sets out five simple legal tips to consider if you have assets in Thailand and wish to plan your estate wisely.

1. Have your Wills in Order

While the distribution of movable property located in Thailand may not be subject to Thai law, prudent

People often assume that a Will executed in their 10


practice nonetheless dictates addressing such assets in your Thai will. The issues of one’s “domicile” and the characterization of “immovable” and “movable” assets in the court system sometimes produce confusing and contradictory results. Addressing movable property in your Thai Will mitigates the risk that such property will be distributed by Thai intestate succession and does not create any additional risks or disadvantages. However, it is also highly recommended that you consult a lawyer in the jurisdiction of your home or domicile, in order to properly address any movable assets located in Thailand. Subject to certain alternatives, in order to be valid, your Thai Will must be in writing, dated, signed, and witnesses by at least two other people, and should be executed within Thailand. While this process is relatively simply, you should retain a legal professional to advise you on your Will. The law pertaining to the interpretation and effect of Wills is complex, and requires adherence to specific language.

2. Select your Executor Wisely In your Will, you must appoint an “executor”, who will gatherup and distribute your assets when you die. It is generally imprudent to simply name a sibling or close friend as executor, simply because you trust that person. Often, the executor must come to Thailand, liaise with lawyers and Thai officials, and execute an abundance of Thai-language documents. This process that can overwhelming. It is crucial that you carefully select an executor who will be up to the challenge; or if you do not know anyone who is fitted for the challenge, you will have to consider other options, such as naming a law firm or another company to act as your executor. Fortunately, there are a wide range of options available to persons seeking professional or independent executors.

3. Check your Lease Agreements In Thailand, contractual rights, including leasehold rights, generally terminate upon the death of the entitled party, and may not automatically pass onto their estate. However, pursuant to section 374 of Thailand’s Civil and Commercial Code, you may include a clause written into any contract explicitly providing that your entitlements will pass onto your heirs. Therefore before entering into a long-term contract, such as a long-term lease, it is important to ensure that the contract contains a clause directing that your rights will pass to your heirs, the said clause should be carefully drafted in order to comply with Thai law.

4. Check your Corporate Structure Careful corporate planning can ease the burden on your executor. For instance, depending on the circumstances, if you are the director of a company holding assets in Thailand, you may consider appointing your executor as co-director which will allow him or her to take over managing the assets easily 11

after your death. It is very important that you seek advice from a competent professional before making any changes to your existing corporate structure, if any.

5. Review Periodically It is important to review the foregoing matters with your legal counsel periodically and after you acquire additional assets. The laws in any country may change on occasion, often without notice to the general population. Therefore it is imperative that you routinely ensure that you testamentary wishes are still protected. This article is intended to provide a brief overview of estate planning for international residents and travelers in Thailand. As in any jurisdiction, it is important to seek independent legal advice in order to address your specific proprietary interests and testamentary wishes. This article was written by Jeffrey Martin, senior associate with Limcharoen, Hughes & Glanville (Samui). For further information, please contact our Koh Samui office at 07 724-6185 or email HYPERLINK "mailto:Jeffrey@Limcharoen.com" Jeffrey@Limcharoen.com. Other offices located in Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali, and coming soon Hong Kong.


Tax Update

GOVERNMENT FEES AND TAXES PAYABLE UPON TRANSFER OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY transfer of immovable property. Each land plot, house and condominium unit in Thailand has such an official appraised value and note, the Land Office’s appraised value is usually much lower than any actual market value/sale price.

(2) Income Tax (payable as withholding tax): When a corporate entity sells an immovable property, a “withholding tax” at the rate 1% of the sale price is required to be “deducted” from the sale price and paid to the authorities on transfer. The legal duty to withhold and pay this tax is the buyer’s. A surcharge on any late or inadequate payment of the withholding tax at a rate of 1.5% per month of the late paid amount is applicable. Since this is a withholding tax it is credited to (i.e. deducted from) the company’s income tax payable for that year.

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wnership of land, house and/or condominium unit is transferred by a written registration at the authorized Land Department Office. The transaction is recorded on the title deed and/ or other documents. All supporting documents are kept in official records. In general, the current fee and taxes applicable to and payable upon the registration of ownership of immovable property are as follows:

When an individual sells an immovable property the withholding tax is generally calculated based on the appraised value of such property, in accordance with Section 49bis of the Revenue Code, less certain deductions. The deductions depend on the length of ownership of the property to be transferred. The calculation is done through a specific formula created by the legislature which takes into account how long the property has been owned and the progressive tax rates applicable to individuals, but (if the seller chooses so) without including any other taxable income of the seller.

(1) Transfer Fee: The transfer fee is an administrative fee pursuant to the Land Code and not a tax in accordance with the Revenue Code of Thailand. It is payable upon transfer of immovable property in Thailand at a rate of 2% of the Land Department’s appraised value of the property. The assessment of this value is made periodically by the Valuation Committee in accordance with the Land Code. The same valuation is actually also used as the basis for calculating the personal income tax payable upon

Please note that even if the transfer of immovable property is without consideration (i.e. a “gift”) by an individual, it will be deemed a “sale” subject to personal income tax.

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(3) Stamp Duty or Specific Business Tax/ Local Development Tax: Stamp Duty of 0.5% of the Land Office appraised or the actual transaction value of the property (whichever is higher) is payable by the seller upon transfer. In general for individuals the Stamp Duty will apply if the land has not been transferred within the last five years, otherwise the Specific Business Tax/ Local Development Tax will apply. The rate of the Specific Business Tax is 3%. A Local Development tax at a rate of 10% of the value of the Specific Business Tax amount is further payable. Therefore, Specific Business Tax/Local Development Tax is payable by the seller at a rate of 3.3% of the Land Office’s appraised or the actual transaction value of the property (whichever is higher). Finally, please note that the above summarizes the government fee and taxes payable upon the day of transfer of an immovable property in Thailand. It does not include any other tax liability incurred as the result of such transfer, for example in the case of a corporate seller, any corporate income tax payable, resulting from the sale. _________________________________________________ DUENSING KIPPEN is a multi-service boutique law firm specializing in real estate and corporate/commercial transactional matters as well as arbitration proceedings arising therefrom and is the only such firm in Thailand that also compliments its transactional expertise with a core tax law practice. DUENSING KIPPEN can be reached at: samui@ dktaxandlaw.com or for more information please visit them at: www.dktaxandlaw.com

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Jerrold Kippen & Olaf Duensing are senior partners at DUENSING KIPPEN Tax and Law, specialists in real estate related tax and legal issues in Thailand.


Bophut Hill – 3BR

HV111

Price : 8,700,000 THB A luxury townhouse development offering spectacular sea views out towards Bophut and Koh Phangan. The house itself is two stories, and has 176 sq meters of living space...three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, large store room, laundry room, 3 balconies, and 2 terraces. The three bedrooms, living room and dining room all have aircons. The house comes with a full western kitchen and all appliances (fridge, microwave, cooker, and oven). The guest bedrooms have fitted closets, and the master bedroom has a walk-in closet. The masterbath has a bathtub as well as a shower.

BAAN DALAH

HB 027

Price : 36,500,000 THB

Baan Dalah is a modern property situated on the beachfront in Bang Rak; on the northeast coast of Koh Samui. Consisting of three spacious bedrooms in a walled environment, this villa has the benefit of privacy and stunning views to neighboring Koh Phan Ngan. It’s also conveniently positioned to enjoy the local restaurants and bars. Samui’s busiest resort area of Chaweng Beach is only 10 minutes away.

MAE NAM - 4 BR

HB045

Price: 36,500,000 THB

This is a truly exceptional villa with an interesting layout which is enhanced by an exquisite collection of furniture and artwork. Having entered this private and exclusive luxury estate you’ll be immediately aware of the overall quality, beauty and the care taken to keep these homes in pristine condition.

THE HEADLAND VILLA

HB 047

Price: 29,250,000 THB

As part of Samui’s most exclusive, prestigious and private estate of just six properties this villa has an instant appeal. From the moment you arrive at the Headland estate you will be struck by the peace and nature of the location. A tree-lined stone pathway leads to the villa and also directly onto an absolutely idyllic white-sandy beach. From the villa, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Five Islands, the Ang Thong National Marine Park and over to the mainland.

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


PLAI LAEM - 3 BR

HV110

Price: 17,500,000 THB

HB057

Price: 18,000,000 THB

This house is situated high on a mountainside in the Choeng Mon area of Koh Samui. Boasting spectacular views the property is situated in Landscaped Gardens with a concrete driveway. Secluded swimming pool with large Sala and BBQ area. The house consists 2 stories fully furnished where 3 large double bedrooms on the ground and the upstairs comprises of open plan Lounge, Kitchen and Dining Room. The property is ready to walk into and would make a lovely family home or have excellent rental potential. All furniture, televisions etc. will be included in the sale .Guarantee privacy and an abundance of tropical land scaping.

BANG PO - 2 BR

BANG PO - 2 BR

HG062

Price: 11,000,000 THB

This beautifully presented villa benefits from its own private pool and sun deck (garden is south facing for sun worshipers). High walls and gated entrance offering you total peace and quiet. Cable TV, 6Mbs broadband wifi connection. Large flat screen TV with surround sound and DVD player in the lounge with smaller TV’s with DVD players in the bedrooms. Fully fitted western style kitchen, Large lounge with high vaulted wooden ceiling with feature beams, luxury bathrooms with rain head showers (bath tub in master en-suite). Both bedrooms benefit from air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

The Emerald Beach Villas is a stylishly designed estate with houses benefiting from a blend of contemporary architecture with traditional Thai influences creating attractive and eye-catching beachfront properties. The beach at Laem Noi is secluded but only meters away from the main road that offer the views over to the Ang Thong Marine Park.

BIG BUDDHA BEACH - 5 BR HV112 Price: 30,000,000 THB

Villa Le Paradis is one of style, class and quality. Just a few minutes away from the beach and the airport, and this villa has magnificent views over the floating temples of Wat Plai Leam and Big Buddha Beach. The villa is 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The en-suite bathrooms in all of the bedrooms are simply breathtaking. The Master Bedroom is located in a separate pavilion. The other bedrooms have large double beds, twin washbasins, rain showers, wooden floors and big terrazzo bathtubs - perfect for relaxing after a long day in the sun or shopping in the many attractive shops on the island. All the bedrooms have air conditioning.

BOPHUT - 5 BR

HG061

Price: 15,000,000 THB

The villas are tastefully designed and built to blend with the tropical environment around them that Koh Samui is popular for. The villas are ideal for family and also perfect for whom that is looking to have a small business on the Paradise Island.

CONDO - CHOENG MON Price: 6,270,000 THB

Designed to fit seamlessly into the landscape, The Park Samui provides 24 well-designed living units, two spacious swimming pools, lobby, reception, exercise room, lush tropical gardens and water features in view from every window, terrace and balcony of each unit.

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 GNAM - 3.5 rai

B155

Price: 60,000,000 THB

V172

Price: 52,000,000 THB

A Rare opportunity to acquire on of the very few remaining plots of smallish beach front land available on Koh Samui. The government/Tesebaan build permits are already in place for 2 huge beach front mansions, electric, water and concrete road is also already installed

BAAN TALAY - 1.25 rai

PHANG KA - 6.5 RAI

B149

Price: 19,000,000 THB

A rare opportunity-a stunning plot of beach front land with wide frontage. This plot of beachland is located in Baan Talay area in the South West of the Island with a beautiful calm beach. The plot has full infrastructure in place of concrete road, electricity at corner of the plot. this plot is an ideal for private luxury villa or anyone who  are looking for future investment.

Ocean view land plot in Phangka, on the gently slop hill, fantastic 180 degree sea view of Phangka bay and Thong Tanote beach which has got the most beautiful sunset view on Koh Samui. Just 100 meters to the beach, the land face to Koh Taen, Koh Mud sum and The Five Islands.

BOPHUT - 1.3 RAI V166 Price: 5,000,000 THB Spectacular 180 degree seaviews from high up on Bophut Hill. This 1.3  rai (2,080 sqm)  property offers an easy building site with fully infrastructure to the boundary.

CHAWENG NOI - 6.5 RAI

V151

Price: 35,750,000 THB

A rare opportunity- enjoy the best of both worlds that are sea view and beachfront land. It comes with concrete roads enbling access to the land. This plot size of 6.50 rai is located in an exclusive part of the island in Chaweng Noi area (North East of Samui island). It has fantastic views with a beautiful calm beach so that

BOPHUT - 1,200 sqm.

V169

Price: 4,000,000 THB

The land situated in a very good spot, prime location but still remain privacy. Decent land size to build a dream holiday home, the upper floor of the house will get the partial sea view of the famous Bophut beach. Fully infrastructure, very reasonable price.

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


PHANG KA - 6.5 RAI Location Land Size Price Ownership

V172

: Phang Ka : 6.5 rai : 52,000,000 THB : Freehold

Ocean view land plot in Phangka, on the gently slop hill, fantastic 180 degree sea view of Phangka bay and Thong Tanote beach which has got the most beautiful sunset view on Koh Samui. Just 100 meters to the beach, the land face to Koh Taen, Koh Mud sum and The Five Islands.

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


Bophut Hill – 3BR Location Area size No. Bedrooms Price Ownership

: Bophut : 176 sqm. :3 : 8,700,000 THB : Freehold

A luxury townhouse development offering spectacular sea views out towards Bophut and Koh Phangan. The house itself is two stories, and has 176 sq meters of living space...three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, large store room, laundry room, 3 balconies, and 2 terraces. The three bedrooms, living room and dining room all have aircons. The house comes with a full western kitchen and all appliances (fridge, microwave, cooker, and oven). The guest bedrooms have fitted closets, and the master bedroom has a walk-in closet. The masterbath has a bathtub as well as a shower.

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


Living on Koh Samui & Koh Phangan

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36 Koh Samui Map 37 Living on Koh Samui 40 Personal Profile: Somnarong Sornprom (Mr. Lek) Nuttharat Decorate 126 Koh Phangan Map 127 Living on Koh Phangan Property 8 Island Update 10 Legal Update 12 Tax Update 52 Developer Profile: Replay Samui 56 Main Feature: Recognising Excellence 70 Building a Home 72 Building Regulation 74 Villas Letting 75 Villas Letting Agents Legal Tips 84 Land Title Deeds 85 Chanote Land Title 86 Tips for starting a new business: English 88 Tips for starting a new business: Chinese 90 Tips for starting a new business: German 92 Tips for starting a new business: Russain 94 Tips for starting a new business: French 96 Visa and Work Permits


House & Home Tips 38 Shopping 106 Architect's Talk: Home Security 108 Interior Tips: Planning a Home Renovation 110 Garden Guide: The Evil Weed 112 Home Maintenance: The secret life of Cockroaches Island Life 114 Smart Samui: Sound Sophistication 130 Expo: Seara Sports Fitness Systems 134 Green File: Biogasification part 2 136 Island Life Home Directory 138 Home Directory Koh Samui Developers and Estate Agents 2 Beach Republic Real Estate 5 Sea view Land for Sale 6 Laan Dara Samui 7 Mandalay Samui Developments 14 Samui Villas and Homes 26 Property Brokers Thai dot Com 28 Horizon Homes 35 Blue Building 42 Banyan Villas 44 Palm Group Asia 50 Minigolf

60 Replay Samui 62 The Emerald Tongson 63 Exclusive Villa 64 Ocean 11 Beach Front Residences 65 Phathong Residences 66 Advance Inter Development 68 Palm Greek Residence 140 Mangrove Villa 145 The Park Samui: Tropiculture 146 Siam Immo Company Legal & Accounting Services 76 IPM Samui 97 DFDL Mekong Legal & Tax Advisers 98 Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville Finance Services 49 GFS Australasia Architect & 3D 78 SIL Architects Audio Visual Interior Design 79 AV Installation System 105 Creative System Projects


Properties Services 34 Infinity Home Management 48 Managing Samui 51 Nite Stone 80 Ecomate 81 European Rain Guttering 105 Creative System Projects 120 True Visions 142 Jman Ltek - LED Lighting 142 Universe Logistics 148 EZ Dock (Thailand) Interior Design 77 I.P.M. Samui 100 Nuttarat Decorate 102 Surat Baansuy Photography 82 Fantasy at Work Kitchen & Hardware 77 I.P.M. Samui 118 Ikon Kitchen Sport Engineering 141/143 Seara Sports Swimming Pools 116 TSP Swimming Pools 119 Desjoyaux Pools

Garden & Landscape 104 Botanical Designs Landscaping Security 99 B-Smart Systems 105 Creative System Projects Construction & Project Management 19 RS Built 35 Blue Building 46 Palm Construction 150 Samui Villas & Homes Leisure Samui 4 Rajdhevee Clicnic 4 WECI & Computer Institute 64 Ocean 11 Beach Front Restaurant 123 Max's Murphy 124 BBC CafĂŠ 142 LomPrayah Hight Speed Catamaran 144 Cofee World


Management & Editorial

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. e m o c l We Welcome to the new issue of Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine, the island's most comprehensive guide to buying, renting and living on Koh Samui and its sister islands. Following a good summer season, the outlook for tourism on Samui is much improved. The addition of yet more big brand hotel names is certainly raising the island's profile as an international destination and our Island Update feature highlights some of the figures that back up these positive trends. Of course, with increased tourism comes greater interest in the property sector, and for those that choose to invest on Samui the choice of residential options has never been wider. Private houses and bungalows, luxury villas and serviced condominiums are all now drawing global investment interest and our Developer Profile features one new project in Bophut, Replay Samui, that's a fine example of the new style of living on offer. Inside the home, new technologies offer the latest in remote control comfort and convenience and our SMART Samui feature this month looks at leading edge sound systems from global brands that can send your favourite tune to every room, all controlled by a central station. To compliment your new technology, we also have some interior design tips on renovations and our expert architect advises on the best way to keep your home secure and protect those shiny new gadgets. Samui Phangan Magazine contains articles, tips and information from the island's experts. Our practical guides and informative features are designed to support and promote the businesses and individuals that make Samui on of the region's most appealing, convenient and exciting places to invest, live, work and play.


ขอต้อนรับคุณผู้อ่านที่รักทุกท่าน สู่นิตยสารสมุย-พะงัน นิตยสารแนะนำ�การซื้อ ขาย ให้เช่า อสังหาริมทรัพย์และที่อยู่อาศัยที่ทันสมัยที่สุดบนเกาะสมุย และเกาะพะงัน หลังจากฤดูร้อนผ่านพ้นไป การท่องเที่ยวบนเกาะสมุยมีแนวโน้มจะพัฒนาไปในทางที่ดีขึ้น โรงแรม แบรนด์ดังหลายแห่งเข้ามาเปิดกิจการบนเกาะสมุย ทำ�ให้เกาะของเราเป็นที่รู้จักมากขึ้นในหมู่นัก ท่องเที่ยวต่างชาติ และกลายเป็นจุดหมายปลายทางของนักท่องเที่ยวทั่วโลก คอลัมน์ Island Update ของเราฉบับนี้ จะให้ท่านได้เห็นตัวเลขแนวโน้มจำ�นวนนักท่องเที่ยวบนเกาะแห่งนี้ เป็นที่แน่นอนว่า จำ�นวนการท่องเที่ยวที่เพิ่มสูงขึ้น ทำ�ให้ธุรกิจอสังหาริมทรัพย์บนเกาะพัฒนาไปใน ทางที่ดีขึ้น พร้อมกับทางเลือกด้านการลงทุนในอสังหาริมทรัพย์ที่หลากหลายมากยิ่งขึ้น บ้านส่วนตัว บังกะโล วิลล่าสุดหรู และคอนโดมิเนียมพร้อมอยู่ ดึงดูดนักลงทุนจากทั่วโลกให้เข้ามาลงทุนบนเกาะ ของเรา Developer Profile ฉบับนี้ เราขอนำ�เสนอโครงการที่อยู่อาศัยแห่งใหม่ของบ่อผุด รีเพลย์สมุย Replay Samui โครงการที่อยู่อาศัยระดับคุณภาพแนวใหม่ ที่พร้อมให้คุณเป็นเจ้าของได้แล้ววันนี้ สำ�หรับเรื่องภายในบ้าน Smart Samui ฉบับนี้ ขอเสนอทคโนโลยีใหม่ล่าสุดในการควบคุมความ สะดวก สบายของผู้อยู่อาศัย ระบบเครื่องเสียงคุณภาพจากแบรนด์ชั้นนำ�ระดับโลก ที่สามารถส่งเพลง โปรดของคุณไปยังทุกห้องในบ้าน โดยผ่านเครื่องควบคุมกลางเพียงเครื่องเดียว พร้อมกันนี้เรายังมี เคล็ดลับการออกแบบตกแต่งภายในเพื่อให้คุณสามารถการปรับเปลี่ยนสถานที่ รวมทั้งคำ�แนะนำ� จากสถาปนิกผู้เชี่ยวชาญ เพื่อให้บ้านของคุณปลอดภัยและป้องกัน นักย่องเบา นิตยสารสมุย-พะงัน มุ่งนำ�เสนอบทความ เคล็ดลับ และข้อมูลที่เป็นประโยชน์หลากหลายจากผู้ เชี่ยวชาญด้านต่างๆ คำ�แนะนำ�รวมทั้งข้อมูลต่างๆที่เรานำ�เสนอในนิตยสารของเรา ออกแบบมาเพื่อ สนับสนุนทั้งภาคธุรกิจและเอกชน ทำ�ให้สมุยกลายเป็นเมืองที่สะดวกสบาย น่าตื่นเต้น เหมาะทั้งการ ลงทุน อยู่อาศัย ทำ�งาน และท่องเที่ยวมากที่สุดในภูมิภาคนี้

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Living on

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Koh Samui’s enduring appeal as one of the world’s top holiday destinations has inspired many people to relocate to the island, either choosing to make it their permanent home or spending extended amounts of time living what those in less blessed locations would understandably consider an idyllic lifestyle. In the last ten years, the island has developed into a full service destination and the range of facilities, amenities and services has therefore expanded considerably, making Samui one of very few places in the world where you can literally choose your preferences, both in terms of the way you pass your days and nights and also the amount of money you want to spend. Although the island’s tourist and residential worlds often collide, they can also be very distinctive. But in terms of choice, both groups benefit from the island’s incredibly diverse and eclectic offerings, whether in terms of accommodation, retail, dining, entertainment, health or adventure. As a long term resident on Samui, if you stop to consider the sheer extent of comfort and convenience on offer around the island today it’s sometimes difficult to remember that you are living on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. As soon as you leave the beach you are spoilt for choice - shopping malls such as Tesco Lotus and Big C stock all the daily necessities and more, specialist outlets like Tops Supermarket and Villa in Lamai offer indulgent imported goods, while 7Elevens, Family Mart outlets and local shops make impulse buying a an easy option, even at 4 in the morning. A selection of fresh food markets also cater to an ever growing Thai community with everything from rice by the kilo to fresh Tiger Prawns sold by the kilo at what are very reasonable prices when compared to the deli counters of most western supermarkets. For those who prefer to dine out, Samui has developed a deserved reputation a s gourmet paradise with an enviable choice of restaurants, their menus often created by chef’s of international repute and wine lists that rival those in some of the world’s top city bistros. Excellent Thai food is also readily enjoyed, either roadside at one of the island’s many affordable local eateries or in more opulent surroundings accompanied by five star service and stylised, cultural designs and entertainment. 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. 37


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Personal Profile

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uttarat Decorate provides fine interior fabrics and furnishings for home and business, including curtains, fabric linings, leather furniture, leather upholstery, carpets, panels and various types of blinds On-site measurement services and pre-order quotations are specifically designed to fit and suit a particular property or hotel. For more than a decade, Mr. Somnarong Sornprom, or Khun Lek as he is known to friends and family, has been the guiding force behind Nuttarat Decorate, an interior furnishings company that takes pride in its work. “Quality, timeliness, honesty and aftersales service are all important to every business,� says Khun Lek. "These are the principles I use to coach my team". Starting off as a curtain salesman in Bangkok, when the economic crisis took hold and he was laid off, a customer suggested Lek open his own business and he decided to relocate to Samui. He saw that Samui was developing into a good market for interior furnishings with construction sites for new villas and hotels springing up around the island. He started his business from a small one-story shop inside the Lamai fresh market, but soon expanded to a bigger showroom and then moved to the current two-story building opposite Lamai Temple. 40


Since then, Khun Lek has run his business with a focus on service and this has helped him build a strong reputation amongst homeowners, hotels, resorts, spas and bungalows. Nuttarat Curtain now boasts a long list of successful projects that includes work for Kamalaya, Samui Resotel, Chaweng Cove, Samui Budget and Samui Plaza (soon to be come All Seasons, Muang Samui Villas). Many of these hotels have 80 to150 rooms and in most cases, every room is decorated by Nuttarat Curtain.

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Khun Lek believed from the start that the most important policy for Nuttarat Curtain was to focus on after sales service and he therefore also provides curtain maintenance, renovation and improvement for the likes of New Star, Impiana, Imperial Chaweng and even Bangkok Samui Hospital. Nuttarat Curtain also stocks a wide range of curtain brands to suit each customer's budget and needs. The company is an official supplier of the popular Pasana curtain range, but also carries many other brands and can therefore cater to a varied range of clients, from no star to five stars hotels.

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Khun Lek trains his staff for a minimum of 6 months before sending them out to work independently on site. After intensive training, they are each given a test to ensure they can do the job properly. Nuttarat Curtain is the perfect solution for homeowners and hotels looking for a reliable local company to supply and install their curtain and fabrics. In addition to competitive pricing curtains, the company's after sales services are second to none. "We looking forward helping you and providing what you need at to a reasonable price," says Lek. "This is our commitment to you". For further information, please contact the office opposite Lamai Temple from Monday to Saturday 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. or visit the website www.nuttarat.com Tel. 081 832 6811, 077 920 266

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COME HOME TO PARADISE

REPLAY SAMUI AT

Set to add a splash of sophistication to the elegantly lowkey Bophut area, Replay Condominium is Koh Samui's newest residential project, built as homes should be -- safe, comfortable, and inspiring. The private enclave consists a cluster of 9 low-rise buildings studded around a sprawling freeform swimming pool nudged into tropical landscaped gardens. Replay's 408 condominium units are divided into one-bedroom, twobedroom, and penthouse configurations, and come fully furnished to match interior concepts including a light colourpaletted "cool" theme, a contemporary "chic" with splashes of bold color accents, and a "classy" theme boasting timeless decor. Sliding doors in each unit open out to private balconies, looking out to the azure ocean, over the sapphire swimming pool, or onto lush green gardens below.

Facilities Positioned as a community-oriented property with a focus on an active lifestyle at its core, Replay offers a wealth of leisure facilities in addition to convenient beach access right outside the development's doorstep. Residents have

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exclusive access to the Replay Sports Club, which, in addition to the swimming pool, includes an open air tennis court, street basketball court, jogging areas, and a fitness center equipped with state of the art workout machines. There are also safe children's play areas, and the pool is surrounded with walkways and a wide wooden promenade, perfect for a casual get-together. Sophisticated access control and parking spaces are carefully planned to ensure utmost security, making the communal areas around Replay a safe retreat for its residents.

Condo living Condominiums are becoming an increasingly popular choice for investors on Koh Samui. The comfort, convenience and additional facilities offered by a condominium complex like Replay allow people to live a modern, urban existence with all the benefits of city life, yet surrounded by natural beauty with easy access to the beach and but a short drive to remote tropical locations that most

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people travel thousands of miles to experience. The family style accommodation and varied onsite amenities guarantee a relaxed way of life, with practical needs easily catered for and more time to enjoy the benefits of a natural, tropical environment.

Beautiful Bophut Located adjacent to the hip Punnpreeda resort, Replay is an expression of the true Samui lifestyle. While retaining the simplicity of its traditional past, Bophut is also a thoroughly cosmopolitan, sophisticated and forward looking part of the island, offering a romantic destination, as well as a centre for leisure, water sports and cultural activities. Great beaches, first class international cuisine make this area the perfect place to enjoy fine living. International restaurants, pampering spas, a nearby championship golf course, yacht club and an International school, shopping centers and boutique walking street make Bophut one of the island's most dynamic and appealing areas.

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n the last decade, the spread and significance of industry awards has expanded to include a wide variety of business fields ranging from the travel and tourism industry to health, corporate business and the property sector. The purpose of such awards is to support and encourage outstanding individuals and to recognise the achievements of the companies and professionals that set standards in their particular industries. Now in their 6th year, The Thailand Property Awards are widely recognised as a benchmark for excellence in Thailand's residential real estate industry. This year, the title sponsor is Thanachart Bank and with extensive national and regional media coverage already taking place, the event is sure to attract plenty of attention in the next two months. Following on from the Thailand event, which takes place on November 5th, the inaugural South East Asia Property Awards will be held in Singapore on November 30 with leading TV news network Channel NewsAsia as the official International media partner, spreading the acclaim of projects and properties across the region. Terry Blackburn, Chief Executive Officer of organisers Ensign Media, said: “The record level of nominations for this year's Thailand Property Awards is a sign of the strength of the industry. With big brand sponsors and media partners on board, shortlisted companies stand to see considerable benefits from winning a 2011 Thailand Property Award". With a good number of entries from Koh Samui for both events in various categories, the island looks

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set to feature highly, both in terms of professional recognition and regional exposure.

THAILAND'S BEST More than 1,300 developers, developments, property agents, architects and real estate companies were nominated by the public and their peers for this year's Thailand Property Awards. Last year's winner of the prestigious 'Best Developer Thailand' award, Golden Land, is up against 36 other developers who have been nominated in the flagship category. The 'Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok)' category, a new addition this year, will also see fierce competition, as will the categories designed to feature properties and companies in the country's top resort destinations. A significant number of Samui developers, property agents, and real estate companies are represented on this year's list of entries, plus a number of stand out projects on the island. In September, a select panel of judges conducted a series of site inspections around Samui in order to select a shortlist and their feedback was very positive. "The overall standard of entries is impressive," said Paul Ashburn from BDO Advisory, which oversees the judging process. "Although the rules prevent us from revealing any of the names just yet, suffice to say the entry list reads like a 'who's who' of Thai real estate." Companies and properties from Samui were nominated in a range of categories, including Best Boutique Developer, Best Residential


the tables already reserved, the event is expected to attract more than 600 industry leaders from Thailand's property sector.

Development Samui, Best Shared Ownership Development and Best Residential Agent (Resort). Each entry is subject to a rigorous evaluation process, judged on a range of qualitative factors with just one overall winner to be selected in each category. Shortlisted entries and winners of international awards not only gain recognition from their peers in the industry, but also have the option of using their award to help promote and showcasing their properties across a variety of media outlets such as billboards, magazine ads, websites and advertising campaigns.

CROSSING BORDERS Southeast Asia’s residential properties are now counted among the most sophisticated and impressive in the world and Ensign Media launched the first ever South East Asia Property Awards to recognise the crème de la crème of the region's residential real estate industry. A panel of real estate experts, including Nick Candy, the billionaire developer behind London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park development, will sit on the judges panel to select the winners, which will be announced at a lavish dinner at the famous Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore on November 30.

Following the announcement of winners, a special publication will also be released to celebrate "The Best of Thai Real Estate 2011/12". The book will include company and developer profiles, features and a comprehensive buyers guide showcasing the considerable achievements of Thai and international property companies operating in the Kingdom.

More than 20 award categories are designed to cover the full range of real estate projects and services on offer in the region. The categories include an award for Best Developer, both

The Gala Awards ceremony will take place at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok and with most of

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regionally and in each of the various countries across South East Asia. Project specific categories include Best Development, Best Condo Development, Best Villa Development and Best Housing Development and there is also a category for Best Shared Ownership Development in the region. Awards are also given for Best Architectural Design and Best Interior Design, with a dedicated Green Development Award to be allocated based on strict criteria. Trophies designed by leading designer Florian Gypser will be presented to each winner and all the Winners and Highly Commended companies will also be eligible to use a dedicated logo in their sales and marketing materials. Several companies and developments from Koh Samui have been nominated and entered for the South East Asia Property awards, with firms from the island competing in categories such as Best Villa Development Thailand, Best Shared Ownership Development Thailand and Best Architectural Design. Equally, if not even more

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coveted than a Thailand Property Award, the SEAPAS, as they have already become known are an important recognition of excellence for all the companies considered and with Channel News Asia’s market leading position and significant international reach in territories such as China, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, those in contention are likely to become widely known throughout Asia. After a difficult few years for Thailand and Samui's property sector, the overwhelming number of entries and far reaching media coverage that both of these award programmes are attracting bodes well for the recovery and future success of the property industry as a whole. To find out more or reserve a place at one of the gala awards dinners, visit: www.thailandpropertyawards.com www.southeastasiapropertyawards.com


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

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Legal

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.

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Tips for starting a new business Are you planning to start your own business for the first time in Thailand? If so, we hope this useful information will help put your business on the right track. The simplest and easiest sort of company for foreigners to form with a small business is a Thai Limited Company. In Thailand, a Limited Company is a company with up to 100 shareholders, who share the same business purpose and is formed with a Capital divided into equal shares. Getting started To set up a company, you must first have the memorandum that can be acquired at the registration office. To properly register, you are required to provide the authorities with details of your company and list a minimum of three shareholders (who can either be Thai or foreign nationals or both). At least seven days after you first approach the department, you can call a shareholder’s meeting to reach an agreement on the purpose of your business and set up the company’s operational rules. Having agreed on the purpose of your business, you can then apply for business registration at the same department. If you cannot agree on company rules, you can refer to those stated in the Civil and Commercial Code’s partnership and companies section. Shares Besides the issues of business registration, you must also make sure that your company’s shares are worth no less than 5 baht each. These shares can be transferred or even sold if the company has no regulations on this matter. Every shareholder must be given a share certificate, a document that guarantees their status as a shareholder. Should anyone wish to transfer their shares to another party; they have to fill in the share transfer form that confirms the deal between the transferor and transferee. The company also has to have in its possession a register of shareholders that contains a record of all the company’s shareholders. The book is evidence that will identify the company’s shareholders. Shareholders and Chairperson A Limited Company’s shareholders can be either Thai or foreign nationals or both, but the percentage of shares held by foreign national plays a significant role in determining the nationality of your company, which may impose serious limitations on the company’s rights, such as landownership. If less than 49% of your company’s shares are held by foreigners, your company is considered a Thai company. However, if foreign nationals hold more than 49% of the shares, your company is a foreign company. The significant differences between Thai and foreign companies operating in Thailand lie in their rights to buy and own properties or other businesses. It is therefore important, especially for those in real estate and development businesses, to know and remember that unless your company is Thai, you are restricted in the ability to possess and obtain land and property in this country without an exemption granted by the government.

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Foreign companies are also restricted to certain activities and to proceed with certain operations the company will have to apply for permission from the government. In such instances, applications will be considered case by case. They will also face tough scrutiny and strict restrictions on their right to operate and ability to run their business. These companies will be treated in the same way as foreign nationals seeking jobs in Thailand. If you are registered as a Thai company, you are automatically granted the right to purchase and own properties and other business and will be treated the same way as a Thai citizen. However, according to new legislation that has recently come into effect, the Land Department’s staff are now required to thoroughly investigate your Thai shareholders’ sources of income. Thai shareholders in a company wishing to purchase properties in Thailand have to declare their income and provide the authorities with evidence that proves their ability to co-invest with other foreign shareholders in the same company. Only those successful in convincing the authorities are granted the right to purchase and possess land. Companies with approval from the Land Department can then proceed with their applications for land title deeds or other certificates of use and possession. Little things that matter A company limited has to have its own board of directors to act on behalf of the company. This panel will, however, act under the regulations and agreements approved by the shareholders. Appointing directors or removing any of them requires shareholders approval. At the end of the company’s financial year, within five months, it shall be the duty of the company to present the balance sheet to the Department of Business Development (DBD). If your company fails to present the balance sheet, the company will be fined up to 50,000 baht and the company’s board of directors may also be fined up to 50,000 baht. If the committee refuses to pay the fine, the police can appeal to the court for a warrant and file a lawsuit against the resilient parties. Withdrawal of the company’s business registration is also another penalty the company may face, should they not provide the authorities with the necessary statement. Information courtesy of Khun Surin Puangpakdee Senior Lawyer NSP&Laws Firm

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VISAS & WORK PERMITS I have recently been asked to clarify the way the Thai system works with visas and work permits if you are opening a company here and would like to have a work permit. Firstly I must point out that each Thai province does follow slightly different guidelines and my information does in no way substitute you actually having a legal consultation with a reputable lawyer’s company if you actually intend to work. There are those that believe the little they would do in reality would make a work permit hardly worth the trouble. This is a big mistake and one that could cost you more problems than you would believe. The Thai Immigration takes cases of foreigners working without a work permit very seriously and the penalties are harsh. If you are here on a tourist visa you cannot in any way participate in a job. So let’s have a look at what’s actually required to apply for a work permit. Firstly you need to have a business class visa which in most cases will have to be applied for at a Thai Consulate outside of Thailand. There have recent changes to the system, whereby smaller Thai embassies such as the one in Penang, Malaysia, have stopped issuing multiple entry visas. Initially there were those who whispered that the only way to arrange these multiple entry visas was for the individual in question to return to their home country and obtain the visa from their local Thai embassy. This however had been proved to be incorrect with the embassy in Kuala Lumpur still issuing multiple entry visas until recently, but currently the situation remains in a state of flux with even legal professionals unsure as to the long term guidelines. We therefore strongly advise obtaining up-to-date legal advice well in advance of pursuing your visa run, to ensure you are fully equipped with the documentation currently required for your business visa. Those working in Samui who earn a salary of 50,000 Baht per month however, shouldn’t have to face these visa run hassles, as they’re entitled to a business visa that only needs to be renewed once per annum at an immigration office. Further details of this scheme can be obtained via a legal professional or at the local immigration office in Na-Thon. Either way, once you have the correct visa, you’ll be able to apply for or renew your current work permit. Once again there are procedures required for this, which your legal professional will prepare for you. This process might seem tedious, but it is nothing unusual, with every country having its own procedures and legal applications. Thailand is no different and don’t be fooled by the laid back and casual attitude of many Thai people on the island, as this is no reflection of the order required in any formal legal requests such as visa or work permit applications. When it comes to legal matters you need to ensure you follow the correct procedure and can produce the appropriate paperwork. All in all, it is easy to see why the services of a professional and thorough legal company are invaluable, saving you much confusion, stress and potentially time and money. 96


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Planning a home renovation

If you are thinking of renovating your home, it’s important to look at some key factors before you spend any money or start disrupting your daily life. Ask yourself the right questions and choose the answers carefully to make sure your new look home matches your needs and expectations perfectly.

Choose a theme Before you embark on renovation plans, it’s essential to ask yourself how you want to feel at home. Take all the rooms into account and ask yourself how you want each room to function as part of the whole. Choose a central theme for your home and then think of ways the interior spaces will fit that theme.

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Make sure that you personality shines through all the interior spaces by choosing design elements that perfectly capture your taste and inspirations. Strong, private people often prefer a more closedin space with deep colours as a running theme, while fun-loving, carefree people generally choose more windows and light in their room designs.

Set a clear plan

Why choose a professional? Opting for the D.I.Y approach will surely save you plenty of money from a short term perspective. However, this will only apply if you are highly capable and experienced enough to carry out your plans to the highest standards. If you are relatively new to home improvements or don’t possess the necessary carpentry and design skills, you could easily spend more repairing the mistakes you make further down the line. Even if you have done your research, what counts more in home renovation is the ability to solve problems quickly and perform the job well. Perfect results can only be achieved with experience and skills so your energy may be better spent on hiring the right professional for the job. Although the more expensive, if you choose well, it may be the safest route to take in the long run because in most cases you can make sure the outcome matches your vision. Before having a professional dismantle your home, however, make sure you run through your plan with them as thoroughly as possible. Even professionals can only translate your ideas perfectly with a detailed analysis and implementation of a clear plan.

After determining and organizing the ideas for your new home, it is time to set a clear and realistic renovation plan. You can start by simply writing down your ideas on a piece of paper and perhaps make rough sketches for the design elements you want to include in each room. Be aware that the more detailed and precise your descriptions and sketches are, the higher the chance of them materializing in the way you see them. Collect and record enough information to avoid major last minute changes. While noting down your ideas, new concepts are sure to emerge that make you want to proceed quickly. Whenever these ideas pop up, never forget to adhere to the specific theme that you have provided for your home. For colours, in particular, make sure you prepare the possible shades and tones that will be used in order to avoid discrepancies with your theme. Also, it is wise to maintain restraint in your colour choices – as people often say, less is more. Before you even consider a colour scheme, choosing the correct floor is the first thing you should decide in your plan because most of your choices will depend on the floor covering. Floors are the part of a renovation plan that’s the most difficult to replace. Therefore, choose a floor type with a tried and tested appeal that will last for the longest time.

Go it alone If you decide to proceed with your home improvement plan by yourself, as long as you know what you’re doing and have enough experience then you have nothing to worry about. All you need to do is observe the following tips below: 1. Refer to the plan you’ve created for the renovation. This will be your best friend as most of the tasks will reflect how you set up your ideas. Detail and order each task in advance. 2. When selecting colours for the rooms, hang a colour template on the wall while considering the shades in both daylight and electric light. With a little experimentation, you’ll be surprised with the colour combinations you come up with. 3. With regard to design features and specific products, it is advisable to spend money on those that will last. To compensate, spend as little as possible on objects that you feel will be regularly replaced. Once you have finished renovating each day, be sure to list your progress and the things you still have to accomplish, as well as the products you need to purchase at each stage. It is essential to set your goals in order to minimize delays and mistakes. Article Courtesy of www.schoolofinteriordesign.org

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freshly spotted invaders. Hand forks or grubbers (3 or 4 pronged claws) are best used for borders where loosening the soil around the roots of the weed makes removal with a pull at the base of the plant pretty easy in most cases. Regular hoeing of the soil is another method of destroying weeds in regularly cultivated areas. The Dutch hoe, which many Europeans are familiar with, is not generally available in Thailand but the local equivalent; the ‘chob’ performs the same job and is available in a few different sizes. The principal is to chop apart the weeds with a horizontal slicing motion. This will need to be a regular activity, as dormant seeds below the surface will continue to germinate. The ardent gardener will, however, find less weeds appearing over time, as the Stockpile of seeds is gradually exhausted.

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this is so easily achieved since producing lush, verdant lawns is a full time occupation in this part of the world. Nevertheless, without going in to too much detail, timely fertilizing with a good high nitrogen, time release fertilizer is a good start, as is watering at the best part of the day to promote maximum absorption (about an hour before sunrise). Hand weeding is, for those with strong backs, the best way to remove weeds from the lawn. Be sure to wear tough gloves for this as some local weeds have sharp thorns. One of these is a type of Mimosa, prevalent in the region, which often appears in lawns, clinging low to the ground and particularly unpleasant when discovered with bare feet. This weed can be identified by its ‘seismonastic’ movements, an ability to open and close it’s leaves in response to being touched as well as other stimulus. Taking hold of the base of its woody stem and gently pulling removes the plant with its roots in most cases. It may help to soak the ground should the roots resist.

Herbicides These chemicals should be avoided if possible and viewed as a last resort. Post emergence herbicides kill weeds, either by contact, or by being absorbed by the plant and destroying it systemically. They are also classified as being either selective or non-selective. The most commonly available herbicide is Glyphosate familiar to many Westerners by the trade name ‘Roundup’. This is a non-selective herbicide and will systemically destroy any leafy plant. Henceforth, great care should be taken in identifying the chemicals you may purchase and appropriate research of their classification and recommended usage must be undertaken.

Alternatives For small areas, weeds may be attacked with boiling water, although one dousing may not be sufficient. A thick layer of mulch or clippings on weedy patches can also be effective in starving weeds of light and moisture. The determined and regular gardener, with some effort, can stand back at the end of a hard day's work and enjoy a garden free from weeds. Unfortunately, no matter how persistent we are, weeds by their nature, are here for the long haul. Information provided courtesy of Botanical Designs www.botanical-designs.asia

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The secret life of Cockroaches Though most people don't give cockroaches a second thought, other than where the closest broom is, here are some trivia facts about one of the world's most primitive winged insects. • The world's largest roach lives in South America, and is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan. • American cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour.  • There are some 5,000 species of cockroaches worldwide, including the North and South Poles. In extremely cold places, they survive by moving in with humans.  • Roaches can go without eating for a month but will only survive a week without water, which is why a cockroach can live for only a week without its head. • It's hard to sneak up on a roach. They have one big nerve connecting their tails to their heads, alerting them to dangers from behind. 

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• Roaches can swim and hold their breath for 40 minutes. • Roaches shed their external skeletons several times a year. If you see a white cockroach, it has just shed its skin, and will regain its regular shell coloring after 8 hours. • Processed cockroaches have been used to cure illnesses and physical disorders for centuries.  Cockroach tea has been used to treat dropsy, powdered Oriental cockroaches as a diuretic cure for stubborn urinary tracts, fried cockroaches to help with indigestion, and cockroach mash as a poultice for sting ray wounds. • Cockroaches spend 75 percent of their time resting.  How can you tell if a cockroach is resting or trying to remember what it came into the room for? Resting roaches point their antennae up and forward, at about a 60 degree angle from one another.  • Cockroaches can crawl into some astonishingly small spaces. Young roaches need only a crevice .5 mm wide. Adult males can squeeze into a space of 1.6 mm. • The cockroach was once considered a guest of honour in European homes, and it was customary to release them in new dwellings. • Some people develop allergies to cockroaches, including skin rashes and respiratory problems, such as a condition similar to asthma.  For help in eradicating these pests, or relocating these guests of honour from your home, contact: ECOPEST SAMUI, 085 791 2496

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The Evolution of Koh Phangan

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Stunning beaches, an affordable lifestyle and an appealing island environment have drawn a growing number of visitors and residents to Koh Phangan’s tropical shores. Many of the island’s visitors choose to stay longer than they originally planned and this has led to the establishment of a sizeable foreign community of long stay tourists, working residents, business owners and retirees. The number of foreign investors choosing Koh Phangan as their second home is increasing every year, with easy transport access, a fast developing infrastructure and a range of lifestyle and hospitality services all adding to the island’s growing appeal. Koh Phangan is a rare island escape just a short boat ride from Koh Samui’s more developed and commercial environment. This means residents and visitors can enjoy the unspoiled beauty of some of Thailand’s finest beaches while still having access to the comforts and benefits of a modern lifestyle. The recent growth in the number of luxury hotels and private villas on the island has prompted the emergence of more upmarket retail, dining and entertainment choices, with cool nightspots and restaurants opening in the more popular beaches like Haad Rin and Thong Nai Pan. As Koh Phangan evolves from a backpacker haven into a full service destination, the island is attracting those with the spending power to combine natural escape with a sophisticated island lifestyle. The Thai government and its tourism authority has long been promoting Koh Phangan as an eco-destination in order to transform the island’s reputation from party venue to tropical escape, promoting Koh Phangan’s natural beauty and untainted environment to the world. Eco adventures and marine based activities are widely available to visitors and residents with mountain biking, diving, wake boarding and jungle treks all on offer to encourage a more sensitive approach to island life that also minimises the impact on the island’s eco-system. On a practical level, the opening of a modest Tesco Lotus Supermarket, combined with a significant increase in the number of foreign run businesses has had a real impact in terms on the ease of living 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 127


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. Koh Phangan real estate 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 Thong Nai Pan Estate Photo Courtesy of Steven Willeboordse 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. Investors should also look into the track record of any construction firms they employ to guarantee that their reputation is solid and that any previous projects have been successfully completed. Island development Recent road improvements have made Koh Phangan significantly more accessible to visitors and potential residents. Work is ongoing in several areas, particularly on the road that links Ban Tai with Thong Nai Pan, as well as the mountain pass that connects the west and east coast beaches. This means it is much easier to travel around the island and therefore also more convenient for long stay visitors to base themselves on a particular beach and head out for shopping, dining or entertainment. Reaching Koh Samui is also very swift and easy with ferry companies offering regular services from Thong Sala to Big Buddha Beach and Nathon, including a car ferry service that also continues on to the mainland at Suratthani. The Haad Rin Queen ferry leaves and departs the south of the island for Samui four times a day, depending on the season. It is also possible to hire a speedboat, which can take as little as 15 minutes to cross the channel that separates the two islands. A planned airport has yet to be confirmed on Koh Phangan with local people both for and against such a move. Various plans have been discussed, but the island’s geography 128


means construction of an airport would be expensive and complex and may even involve land reclamation or the creation of a floating runway. Phangan Hot Spots Haad Rin was made famous by the monthly Full Moon Party and consists of two sweeping beaches known as sunrise and sunset and connected by a small but thriving tourist town on the east tip of the island. Haad Rin has become a bustling centre for shopping, with a large selection of retail outlets offering beach wear, jewellery, crafts and souvenirs. Haad Rin also boasts a handful of modest medical centres, but for serious conditions patients are transported to the larger and better equipped hospitals on Koh Samui. Baan Tai beach is a small oceanside community situated around half way between Haad Rin and the port of Thongsala. Most of the beach resorts in the area have their own Thai and western restaurant, and the village that lines the road has developed into something of a modern hippy enclave, with a bakery and a handful of international cafes. Haad Yao has long been a popular holiday location and is easily reached by road from Thongsala. The beach is known for its fabulous sunsets and the laid back feeling that Koh Phangan is well know for. A good selection of beach and village restaurants serve both tourists and long stay residents, with tasty Thai food and western favourites all available. There’s also a good bakery serving fresh bread. Chaloklum is one of the island’s largest fishing villages and still offers fishing boats a safe harbour during the storm season. The long, secluded beach is a picturesque idyll and the village that has grown along the coast now boasts a diverse bar and restaurant scene, known to many residents and regular visitors for its fine seafood restaurants and water sports centres. Haad Salad is on Koh Phangan’s west coast is known as a quite, family oriented beach, lined with resorts but with some new residential offerings in the surrounding hills. Located down a steep hill from a hillside road, the beach has retained a remote feel but still offers plenty of good food and recreation choices. Thong Nai Pan on the North East coast of Koh Phangan is home to what many people feel are two of the best beaches in Thailand. Tong Nai Pan Noi (small) is the location for some of the island’s most luxurious accommodation, while Thong Nai Pan Yai (big) features a range of mid-range resorts-restaurants and a luxury private development at Thong Nai Pan Estate. Both beaches are also the chosen location for new residential projects in the nearby hills. Other popular beach areas on Koh Phangan include Bottle Beach, a peaceful desert island destination, Sadet beach, home to Koh Phangan’s most famous national park, as well as Had Thien and Had Yuan beaches, only accessible by boat and famous for their wellness centres and peaceful tropical surroundings. 129


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The business of

HEALTH and FITNESS

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eara sports Fitness Systems is a market leader in the development and installation of international standard sports, recreation, and fitness facilities. The company provides products and services to many sectors in the industry, including health and fitness facilities, private clubs, educational institutions, hotels and resorts, property developments, commercial and retail clients, and government projects.

quality equipment is generally sold to what the industry calls "entry level" consumers. This segment is made up of first time home fitness buyers who can be tempted to impulse buy through TV marketing programs or department store sales programmes. Higher priced but much more effective, safe, and higher quality home fitness equipment is generally found in specialty shops or health boutiques.

Home fitness has come along way since the days of the old conveyer belt walking treadmill. Today home fitness is a sophisticated industry with many layers of designs, manufacturers, and categories of equipment. In general, the industry’s offerings are divided into different price sectors and segments of consumer sophistication. Lower priced and lower

Operating from a Bangkok base with branches and teams across the region, Seara sports differentiates itself from traders and contractors by drawing upon its extensive experience and professional expertise in the planning, development, marketing, and management of recreational and leisure facilities. The company’s consultative

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approach, world standard products, and responsible follow-up have earned it the reputation as the leader in its unique field of business. "We are passionate about creating a good recreational landscape that actually invites users to enjoy it," says George Foose, the company's Executive Director. "We always take into account the users and whether the gym is a commercial, for-profit facility, an amenity for residents' use, or for private use. It's essential to see if the physical space supports the basic concept".

Making fitness a lifestyle choice

Free Motion, Vectra and several other world brands of fitness equipment. Seara sports markets and provides parts and service support for these leading global brands across the commercial, light commercial, and retail consumer segments of the fitness market. Seara sports has achieved over a 70% market share in the luxury hotel and resort and the high-end recreational club markets in both Thailand and the Indochina region over the last fifteen years. Mr. Foose believes that good fitness equipment is not only bio-mechanically effective and safe, but also a well-designed space makes the experience enjoyable and makes users want to return to the gym again and again.

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Seara sports understands that simply placing machines in a room does not promote a healthy lifestyle and also recognises the difference between training, exercise and the maintenance of personal health. To that end, the company considers a wide range of factors when consulting and installing a fitness facility, however large or small, matching the concept and size with the operating concept and the expected target market. Their specialists also account for positive design influences such as guaranteeing sight lines over the various activities in the gym and providing the finest possible assortment of equipment for users to ensure the fitness experience is unique to each facility.

The bigger picture Seara sports is the exclusive applicator for sports surfacing products from many of the world’s top producers of speciality sports surfaces and builds track and field facilities specialising in polyurethane, latex, and prefabricated synthetic track surfaces to IAAF standards. The company is Thailand’s leading builder of artificial grass and hard court tennis courts, squash courts, and speciality indoor and outdoor surfaces for gymnasiums and multipurpose facilities. To ensure international quality standards Seara sports prefers to build these facilities on a turnkey basis and has built several ITF and ATP approved tennis facilities as well as numerous FIFA approved football and futsal facilities with synthetic grass. Major brands represented include Plexiplave, Astrograss, Prestige wood flooring systems, Plexitrac, and Mondo.

The benefit of experience SMA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Engineering And Recreation Asia Ltd. In Thailand, Seara sports’s Bangkok office co-ordinates most of the design and planning work done for and on behalf of its customers. Based in the capital for nearly twenty years, the company directly employs over 60 people in its Thailand operations and over 250 staff at its subsidiaries. SMA principals have over thirty years experience in the planning, development, marketing and management of various types of recreational and social facilities. These projects include some of the finest city, cityathletic, family recreation, golf, and country clubs in Asia. SMA specializes in the design, planning, development, and management of recreation, health, and leisure amenities at commercial and residential property developments, private clubs, hotels and resorts. The company is the leading specialist in South East Asia in defining the role of leisure and sports facilities in property development projects. Seara sports owns and operates the Green leaf Spa brand of professional day spas, the Cascade Club, and Aldo’s Mediterranean Bistro and Wine Bar, and the RPM health Club at Royal Phuket Marina. For more information and product specifications, visit www.searasports.com Sports Engineering And Recreation Asia ltd. 133


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All that

GAS

Biomass gasification offers an alternative to conventional fuels with wood, charcoal and other materials gasified to create a so called producer gas for power, electricity generation and even products. In the second of a two part feature, Samui Phangan Magazine explores a process that could help the world's resources last longer. The essence of bio-gasification is the conversion of solid carbon fuels into carbon monoxide using a thermochemical process. The gasification is quite complex, but if successful, Biomass energy can be used in different ways for both heating and cooling systems. In recent years, the biofuels industry has received a lot of attention from small companies, many of them developing new technologies to produce bio-based alternatives to gasoline. The industry is also now poised for the large scale commercial introduction of fuels with multinational companies such as BP and Shell developing bio-based processes for large scale production.

Air saving biofuels Ethanol and biodiesel are the two mostly available biofuels, the former prepared from the starch present in corn grain, which can be added to petroleum-based fuels for the reduction of toxic air emissions as well as increasing the percentage of octane. This type of biofuel is already available as a commercial fuel commonly called E-85.

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Biodiesel, which is also a a popular renewable alternative is made mostly from soybean oil. Although it is not quite as popular as ethanol yet it has noteworthy benefits to air quality. Biodiesel, when mixed with petroleum diesel at a ration of 20%, it is then referred to as B-20.

Bio-products save energy The same process used to create biofuels can also be applied to create antifreeze, glues, plastics, artificial sweeteners as well as toothpaste gels. Bio products require a small amount of energy for production when compared with petroleum based products and a process known as biosynthesis can also be used to make photographic film. When biomass is heated in the absence of oxygen, it produces pyrolysis oil and combustion tests have showed that fast pyrolysis oils can replace heavy and light fuel oils in industrial boiler applications. Heating and cooling systems account for over 56% of the energy used by domestic consumers and are also the largest energy expense for the majority of homes. Biooil has been approved and successfully used as a fuel for utility boilers in some heating applications in Sweden, while here in Asia on a larger scale, a Malaysian Company, BTG, has routinely used Bio Oil to replace expensive diesel in a combustion plant near Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

A great leap forward Researchers in the US recently created a gasification process that doubles the amount of fuel that can be converted from biomass. In traditional reactors, only around half the carbon in the biomass was converted to carbon monoxide, but using a new type of reactor, researchers have been able to convert all the carbon dioxide in the biomass and methane. This means all of the carbon dioxide in the biomass can be used to create biofuels, a huge step forward in boosting the process’s efficiency. Scientists are still perfecting the system, but they say it could be market ready in as little few as two years. For more information contact: Ecomate Company Limited 083-6378700 Email: info@ecomate.co.th www.ecomate.co.th or Biofuels visit www.steam-boilers.org/boiler/biomass-fuel-2.html

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ศูนย์บริการสาธารณสุขบางรักษ์ ศูนย์บริการสาธารณสุขได้เปิดเป็นทางการเมื่อวัน พฤหัสบดี ที่ 8 กันยายน 2554 โดย คุณ รามเนตร ใจกว้าง นายกเทศมนตรีเมืองเกาะสมุย ได้ ให้เกียรติเป็นประธานเปิดงาน เทศบาลเมืองเกาะสมุย ดำ�เนินการ โดย คุณ รามเนตร ใจกว้าง นายกเทศมนตรีเมืองเกาะสมุย ได้ มอบหมายให้ ท่านรองฯ สุรพงษ์ วิรยิ านนท์ ดำ�เนินการโดยเร่งด่วนตัง้ แต่ปที ่ี ๑ (พ.ศ. 2553) และต่อเนื่องมาจนถึงปีปัจจุบัน ได้ดำ�เนินการก่อสร้าง ศูนย์บริการสาธารณสุข คุณ รามเนตร ใจกว้าง บางรักษ์ เพื่อที่จะให้เป็นเครือข่ายในการบริการประชาชน ง่ายและ สะดวก ต่อการรักษาอาการเจ็บป่วย ถ้าเรียกง่าย ๆ เป็นภาษาท้องถิ่น ก็มาตรวจดูอาการไข้ เบื้องต้นในบริเวณใกล้เคียง เทศบาลใช้งบประมาณในส่วนของการพัฒนาด้านนี้ไปไม่ ต่ำ�กว่า ๒๐ ล้านบาท เพื่อที่จะให้มีความสมบูรณ์แบบ อย่างเต็มที่ ในเบื้องต้นที่กอง สาธารณสุขและสิ่งแวดล้อม โดยท่านรองฯ สุรพงษ์ วิริยานนท์ ได้ดำ�เนินการไป แล้ว และก็แล้วเสร็จสมบูรณ์พร้อมเปิดเป็นทางการเมื่อวันที่ 8 กันยายน ที่ผ่านมา และอีกโครงการหนึ่งที่กอง สาธารณสุขและสิ่งแวดล้อมได้ดำ�เนินการและเห็นเป็น รูปธรรมอย่างชัดเจนในขณะนี้ คือโครงการโรงพยาบาล หมื่นเตียง ที่เทศบาลมีสมาชิกอยู่ ในโครงการขณะนี้ประมาณร่วม ๑,๐๐๐ รายแล้วและกองสาธารณสุขฯ ก็ได้ ลง พื้นที่ตรวจเยี่ยม และเป็นที่ชื่นชอบต่อหลาย ๆ คน ที่เทศบาลได้เข้าไปตรวจเยี่ยมพร้อม ด้วยคณะแพทย์ จากโรงพยาบาลเกาะสมุย แพทย์อาสา และในขณะเดียวกันเทศบาลได้ให้ คำ�แนะนำ�ว่าถ้าหากมีปัญหาใน การเดินทางไปหาหมอ หรือว่าไปที่โรงพยาบาล จริง ๆ เทศบาลก็มีรถพยาบาลฉุกเฉินเคลื่อนที่พร้อมที่จะให้ บริการ เมื่อวานนี้ผมไปเขาก็บอกว่า “ญาติเขาป่วย” ทางกองสาธารณสุขฯ ก็ได้จัดการรับไปส่งที่โรงพยาบาล ถ้ามีปัญหาอะไรก็ สามารถเรียกใช้บริการของเทศบาลได้ ขณะนี้ ท่านรองฯ สุรพงษ์ วิริยานนท์ ก็ได้ เตรียม ไว้สำ�หรับดูแลผู้ป่วยที่ไม่สามารถช่วยเหลือตัวเองได้การเคลื่อนย้ายลำ�บาก หรือว่า การที่จะไปโรงพยาบาล ลำ�บากนี้ก็ขอให้แจ้งมา และพยายามสมัครเป็นสมาชิก เพื่อที่เทศบาลจะได้เข้าไปดูแลควบคู่ไป���ับโครงการส่ง เสริมสุขภาพผู้สูงอายุด้วย และในส่วนของกองสาธารณสุขและสิ่งแวดล้อม ก็ได้เร่งฟื้นฟูพัฒนาศักยภาพของ อสม. ซึ่งธรรมดาก็ดีอยู่แล้ว เพราะถือว่า อสม. เป็นส่วนหนึ่งที่จะช่วยงานของเทศบาล ไม่ว่าจะเป็นโรงพยาบาล หมื่นเตียง ไม่วา่ จะเป็นปัญหาเกีย่ วกับการสาธารณสุขฯ ใน ชุมชนต่าง ๆ ทีผ่ า่ นมา และอีกอย่างหนึง่ เทศบาลก็ได้จดั ตัง้ กองทุนระบบหลักประกัน ศูนย์บริการสาธารณสุขบางรักษ์ ตัง้ อยูท่ ถ่ี นนทางไปบ่อนไก่ เบอร์ตดิ ต่อ 077 426 031 136


Bang Rak Health Care Centre Bang Rak Health Care Centre was officially opened last month by Mr. Ramnate Jaikwang, Mayor of Samui, who presided over the opening ceremony. The planned construction of several new Health Care Centres is designed to provide better public medical services on Samui for easy-to-treat illnesses such as colds, fevers, stomach-aches. The municipality has provided a budget of around 20 million Baht for the project in order to offer one-stop health service care for the island. Another important project for the Department of Public Health is the "ten-thousand patient hospital".The Division of Public Health has made ground inspections for this new project already with doctors from Koh Samui Hospital and volunteer health workers. In the meantime, the municipality suggests that if anybody has trouble reaching the Health Centre in Bang Rak, the municipality can provide an emergency ambulance to pick them up. The Deputy Mayor, Khun Surapong is also preparing a medical team to help patients who cannot help themselves or ones who have difficulty reaching the hospital. The municipality would also like to invite residents to subscribe to its Senior Health Care Programme and the Division of Public Health and Environment has accelerated the development of a volunteer team who are being trained to provide emergency care and can help people on the island when they require fast medical attention. Bang Rak Health Care Centre is located on Bond Gai road or you can contact the centre on 077 426 031

Feel Life’s Potential Reward Many of us know and admire someone who has dedicated their life to serving others. If you know such a person or people, the "Feel Life’s Potential Reward" is an opportunity for you to show your gratitude and admiration. The world is full of unsung heroes and heroines; people devoting their time tirelessly to others, serving their community, saving the environment, or travelling the world and using their skills and their hearts to improve the lives of the others. Even if we don’t benefit from their work directly, we all benefit from their efforts to make our world a better place.

Kamalaya Koh Samui

Become a fan of the FELL LIFE'S POTENTIAL Facebook page, and describe the person you most admire for their contributions and service to the world. If enough fans agree with you, your nominee could be rewarded with a stay at Kamalaya Koh Samui. For seven nights, the shoe will be on the other foot – the supporter will be supported, the server will be served, the nurturer will be nurtured. People serve out of love, so this isn’t about escape but simply about recognition and the opportunity to take some time out to reconnect and reset so they can go out and continue their work. You can submit a video, a photo, an audio file, or some inspirational words to explain your choice. The campaign will run for 2 months and even if you don’t have someone to nominate, you can still take part by clicking ‘Like’ or posting comments for those nominees that you feel moved to support. www.facebook.com/FeelLifesPotential 137


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GARDEN & LANDSCAPE BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING HELICONIA LANDSCAPE GARDEN KITCHEN HARDWARE FRANKE KITCHENS H.A.FELE IKON KITCHEN I.P.M. SAMUI KITCHEN STUDIO RS VENTURE

084 315 9742 081 090 5489

02 236 9777 077 423 073 089 972 2789 081 894 4093 077 423 073 02 662 3571-3

SWIMMING POOLS CP POOL DES JOYAUX JD POOLS PURA POOLS SIAM POOLS TSP POOLS

077 430 034 077 247 588 077 427 356 077 960 565 077 602 444 077 234034

DESIGN SERVICES 3D ARCHITECT ARCHITECTUAL VISUALISATIONS BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING FIRST CHOICE ARCHITECTURE LIGHTHOUSE CREATIVE DESIGN MEEPAIN DESIGN OPEN DESIGNER SAMUI GRAPEVINE SIL ARCHITECTS

077 238 962 077 247 862 084 315 9742 081 893 8521 077 458 247 089 161 5947 089 890 4960 080 620 9964 083 690 9700

PHOTOGRAPHY CHRONOS DYNAMICS CLAUDIO / FANTASYATWORK.COM ORIENTAL LIVING

081 894 4513 087 270 4972 077 247 675

HOME SERVICES AUTOMATIC GATE CERIS LAFARGE ROOFING ECO PEST CONTROL ECOMATE ELECTRIC FENCE EUROPEAN RAIN GUTTERING EZ DOCK (THAILAND) FAR THAWEE PORN INFINITY HOME MANAGEMENT JOHNSON HEALTH TECH NITE STONE SAMUI MASTER WATER SEARA SPORTS SUNFLEX ASIA THE STONE DOCTOR TRUE VISIONS UNIVERSE LOGISTICS

081 892 1066 02 586 5600 085 791 2496 083 637 8700 089-733-3672 077 423 073 077 426 955 077 245 570-1 077 426 608 076 304 040 077 247 769 077 427 726 076 355 040 077 414 412 087 282 4930 077 231 490 086 344 4989

EASTERN TECHNICAL ENGINEERING

077 295 316

FINANCE SERVICE GFS AUSTRALASIA

080 535 1725

INSURANCE SERVICES CT TRADING INSURANCE ENSURE ASIA PROJECT MANAGEMENT DMA PROJECT SOLUTIONS RS BUILT SIL ARCHITECTS

038 420 618 077 417 015

085 790 1520 089 724 8511 086 271 0156 083 690 9700

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES BLUE BUILDING EXIM STUDIO HAPPY ELEPHANT PALM CONSTRUCTION P&W CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT RS BUILT SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES SEA B.C. TROPICAL BUILDERS

077 430 411 02 934 7921 077 422 651 077 425 548 077 238 182 086 271 0156 077 430 326 077 960584 077 602 262

MAINTENANCE SERVICE MANAGING SAMUI SQUEAKY CLEAN WINDOWS

077 430 010 087 013 7650

OTHER BANGKOK AIR WAYS 077 422 512-9 BLUECHIP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 089 651 0020 FIREWORKS SAMUI 087 263 4371 SAMUI RESCUE 077 421 444/087 263 4371 TESCO LOTUS 077 245 400 TS-TEAK 081 893 4933 LEISURE SAMUI 100 DEGREE EAST DIVE CENTER 077 245 396 BAAN TALING NGAM RESORT & SPA 077 429 100 BBC CAFÉ 077 425 089 BLUEWATER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 077 484 548 DANCING CRAB 077 425 519 HAVELI INDIAN CUISINE 082 8183 416/417 HARLEY DAVIDSON BANGKOK 02 934 4855 MAGNOLIA SPA 077 601 133 MAX’S MURPHY 077 413 614 OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESTAURANT 077 245 134 OCEANS ELITE CHARTERS 077 427 244 RAJDHEVEE CLINIC 077 430 702 PAUL ROPP SAMUI 086 270 3060 SEA BREEZE RESTAURANT 077 245 255 SENSEDAYSPA 077 246 295 WECI & COMPUTER INSTITUTE 077 233 101

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JMan Ltek Co Ltd Mobile: +66 (o) 8 1893 5996 Email: ltek@jman-marina.com 8/59 Moo 5 Bophut Koh Samui 84320 Thailand


BANGPO SOI 4 : LAND FOR SALE : 800 METERS FROM THE BEACH FANTASTIC PANORAMIC SEA VIEW 2 RAI 295w2 = 4.380 m2 SUITABLE FOR HOLLYWOOD STAR MANSION, HOTEL, VILLA PROJECT, CONDOMINIUM CONCRETE ROAD, GENTLE SLOPE. ONLY : 17.500.000 baht

BANGPO SOI 1 : 5 PLOTS 0F LAND FOR SALE 2 PLOTS WITH SEAVIEW 800 METERS FROM THE BEACH

PLOT 1 SEAVIEW : 162 w2 = 648 m2 = 2.150.000 PLOT 2 SEAVIEW : 184 w2 = 736 m2 = 2.100.000 PLOT 3 HILL VIEW 146 w2 = 584 m2 = 1.450.000 PLOT 4 HILL VIEW 167 w2 = 668 m2 = 1.650.000 PLOT 5 HILL VIEW 330 w2 = 1.320 m2 = 2.900.000 CONCRETE ROAD, ALL PLOTS HAVE WATER AND ELECTRICITY. TRANSFER FEES INCLUDED

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CONTACT : siam-immo@hotmail.com www.siam-immo.com TEL : (66) 081 850 6475


BANGRAK : CHARMING 4 BEDROOMS HOUSE FOR SALE :

8.900.000 baht

A stunning 4 bedroom villa perfectly located in Bang Rak. Built to European standards with luxurious finishing’s throughout. Private pool within beautiful landscaped gardens and a well appointed terrace for outdoor entertaining. A sumptuous master suite with private terrace for that truly luxurious feel. Two well thought out guest bedrooms privately contained with pool/garden views. A “ must-see” villa at an incredible price!

CONTACT : siam-immo@hotmail.com www.siam-immo.com TEL : (66) 081 850 6475


Why EZ Dock ?

EZ Dock Floating Dock System

BENEFITS: Versatile modular design Variety of Dock anchoring options Strength and flexibility Safe, Slip resistant Dock surface A Secure, Stable Mooring and Boarding System Aluminum Fixed Piers Railing varieties Variety of ladders Roof Systems Utility Stands

Contact: EZ DOCK (THAILAND) CO., LTD (South East Asia Distributor)

Koh Samui Office: Khun Wicha/Khun Thip 159/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320 Tel: (+66 77)426 955 Fax: (+66 77)426 954


Residential / Property Development / Hotels / Resorts / Marinas Whether you have a lakeside cottage, Oceanfront Property or are involved with a homeowners association, EZ Dock can create a Dock System tailored for your needs.

EZ Dock is an ISO certified Company that uses Stateof-the-Art engineering and manufacturing process to develop and deliver the highest quality dock products in the industry. EZ Dock’s designs utilize our patented hollow sections that eliminate the use of foam for floatation. Choose from many different sizes and shapes to get the exact dock configuration you desire. The patented EZ Dock system makes it a snap to install. Just lay out the sections, bolt couplers in place, and tighten down the bolts.

Shade & Swimming pool system

The beige color makes our docks more attractive, and helps them blend with the natural surroundings-but most importantly, it is cooler to the touch. EZ Dock’s patented flotation design creates suction and compression to increase stability. When you walk on a EZ Dock, you will immediately notice the difference, It’s not just floating, it’s actually creating stability by using the patented hollow chambers on the underside. The patented connection couplers allow the sections to move independently under high-stress conditions, while still providing unified firmness. EZ Dock’s polyethylene construction provides outstanding modularity, superb buoyancy, functionality, and safety. That makes for an extremely versatile dock system.

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Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine October November 2011