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EDITORIAL

EDITOR'S LETTER It’s hard to believe we are mid way through 2013 already, my how time flies! So far this year there have been increased numbers of tourists and those seeking to make the islands their home which has seen more smiles on faces than in previous years. This issue we look at some great mosaic ideas to add that special something to your home, how to get started when visualising your dream house, creating a bird sanctuary in your own backyard and we take a sneak peak at the new eco-friendly plug-in Porsche! As always we have some great retail therapy for those who enjoy a good shop…and some delicious recipes for those who enjoy a good feed! Don’t forget you can always read the latest issue as well as other interesting articles online at www.samui-phanganmagazine.com

Published & Distribution Satayu Publishing Co.,Ltd. Publisher Office สำ�นักงาน Satayu Publishing Co.,Ltd. 34/9 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand. Tel/Fax +66 077 484 616 Mobile: +66 08 9772 1589 Director กรรมการผู้จัดการ Yuwares +66 08 9772 1589 yu@satayu.com Advertising ฝ่ายขาย Staci Lee Wearne +66 08 6950 2291 sales@satayu.com Editor บรรณาธิการ Jade Moore editor@satayu.com Graphic Design Jeadsada Yuenyong Accounting ฝ่ายบัญชี Yuwares +66 08 9772 1589 Legal Advisor ที่ปรึกษาด้านกฎหมาย Surin Puangpakdee from NSP & Laws Firm www.samui-phanganmagazine.com Publisher License เลขมาตรฐานสากลประจำ�นิตยสาร ISSN 1686-8838 ใบอนุญาตจดแจ้งการพิมพ์ สศก ๑๔ นศ/๒/๒๕๕๓ Printing & Colour separation สถานที่จัดพิมพ์ Amarin Printing and Publishing Co.,Ltd 376 Chaiyaphruk Rd., Taling Chan, Bangkok Thailand 10170 Tel. +66 02 422 9000

Enjoy!

Jade Moore editor

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


contents inside & out 14

Retail Therapy The Art Of Light

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Architect's Talk Mosaic

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Retail Therapy High Tea

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Superior Interior Stained Glass Stunner

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Food for Thought Classic Cupcakes

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Retail Therapy Get Cushy

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Outdoor Living Aviary Art

realty in focus 48

Property Report No Bubble

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Legal Buzz Property Acquisition

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Tax Corner The Collective Leasehold

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Island Scoop News From The Island

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Developer In-View The International School Of Samui

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Hot Property Beachfront Beauty

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Villa Rental Find Your Perfect Island Retreat

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Personal Profile Go Samui Villas

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86 Feature The Four Seasons

island life 92

Close Up The Shack Catering

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Green Scene Porsche's First Plug-In Hybrid

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Eco Outdoor Green Ideas For Concrete

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Home Help Suds Up

life on the isles 114

Koh Samui Map

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Koh Samui Living

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Koh Phangan Map

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Life on the Isles/Koh Phangan Living

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the legal arena 122

Land Title Deeds

123 Chanote 126

Tips For Starting The Biz English

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Tips For Starting The Biz Chinese

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Tips For Starting The Biz German

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Tips For Starting The Biz Russian

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Tips For Starting The Biz French

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Building Regulations

directory 148

Island Contacts

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inside & out  l  retail therapy

The art of light The traditional chandelier is a stunning piece of artwork in its own right and can truly be the centerpiece of any room with its ornate design. Gone are the days when chandeliers only belonged in castles and vast stately manors - today there are many modern takes on the traditional chandelier with odd shapes and colours, here are just a few we found on our travels…

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1. Kristaller - Ikea, 2. Aloe Bud Chandelier - Halo Lighting, 3. Caboche Suspension Lamp - The Hive Modern

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4. Brass Lotus Chandelier - Ebay 5. Discoco Suspension Lamp - YLighting 6. Bling Large Chandelier - Lumens samui phangan real estate 

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“Your Independent Estate Agent” Est. 2008

Apartment • Bophut • Ref: S167

Townhouse • Bophut • Ref: S128

2 bedroom, modern apartments, in a secure complex, 10 min walk to fisherman’s village, pool, gym and concierge service onsite, wifi included.

A minimum 6 month contract available for this 2 bedroom townhouse, overlooking the communal pool, sat in a quiet location yet close to all amenities.

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Villa • Maenam • Ref: S374

Duplex • Big Buddah • Ref: S059

Lovely 4 bed walled in villa, close to the beach, nicely designed around a private pool and landscaped gardens, mainly spread across one level.

3 bed, two floor apartment with full western kitchen, interior designed throughout, communal pool and underground parking. Short term lets only.

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7,500 THB/night • 85,000 THB/month

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From 6,000 THB/night

Villa • Bophut • Ref: S242

Villa • Plai Laem • Ref: S429

2 bed single storey house sat in a gated community with pool, steam and sauna room. Close to all amenities, available long term or month by month.

Priced for quick sale: 3 bed villa next to the beach with communal pool, restaurant and beach club. Small gated community, ideal rental investment.

4,000,000 THB • From 22,500THB/month

6,000,000 THB • 35,000THB/month

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Villa • Bang Po • Ref: S424

Villa • Chaweng Yai • Ref: S430

Surrounded by tropical forests, 3 bed/3 bath private villa with excellent sea views, outdoor Jacuzzi, snooker table and study, 12 month contract.

Modern villa with private pool and roof terrace, separate fully fitted western style studio underneath, great holiday home/rental market investment.

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Land • Choeng Mon • Ref: S427

Villa • Bophut • Ref: S419

½ rai plot (800sqm) of flat land, ideal for one or two private villas, sea views from 1st floor, Government water and electric. 16 x 50 meters.

Stand alone 2 bed, walled in villa, with a private pool, spread over one level, manageable garden, off road parking, walking distance to amenities.

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5,600,000 THB

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3,000,000 THB

Villa • Bangrak • Ref: S420

Villa • Bophut • Ref: S426

Beautiful home with 2 bedrooms both have ensuites, private pool, BBQ deck, western kitchen, large garage, maids room, sauna, available fully furnished.

New and modern private villa with floor to ceiling doors and windows, large master suite, fully equipped western kitchen, maid’s room, electric gates.

7,500,000 THB

19,900,000 THB

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


inside & out  l  architect's talk

make the most of mosaic

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osaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. Small pieces, mostly roughly square, of stone or glass of different colours, known as tesserae, are used to create a pattern or picture.

In the ancient days of tile installation, during the Roman and Greek periods, tile installers would painstakingly lay each tile individually. Nowadays, who has the time for this?

Using mosaic in your home is a way to create a feature wall, most popular in bathrooms and kitchens (think back-splash) but it can be applied almost anywhere, but always consider keeping a reasonable taste level.

But it is not just a matter of time; it is a matter of accurate installation. Installing hundreds of little tiles within one square foot is a recipe for crooked lines. Multiple iterations will make your kitchen or bathroom floor look terrible.

Ceramic tile tends to come in sizes of 6 inch or 12 inch square, or even larger, ranging up to 18 inches square. But when you get into the world of small 1 inch square terrazzo tiles (or even smaller), installation can be quite difficult.

The solution is to use mosaic tile sheets. Usually 144 tiles, more or less, are affixed to a fiberglass mesh sheet, which holds all of the tiles in place. This mosaic sheet represents one square foot. To put it lightly, the mosaic tile sheet is your friend!

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Even though there have been improvements upon the 2000 year old technique of installing individual terrazo tiles, that does not mean that mosaic sheets are an easy installation. Here are a few tips that will make the project of mosaic tile installation much easier: Remember that even though the tiles are affixed to a single sheet, the sheets are flexible and do not necessarily keep the tiles within perfectly square. After you embed the mosaic tile sheet in the thinset mortar, you need to make sure that the tiles within the sheet are properly lined up.

If you prefer to cut the mosaic sheet from the top with scissors, it is harder to get a clean cut. You will need to slightly bend the two courses of tiles between which you are cutting. This gives your scissors room to fit. As much as possible, make sure the mosaic tile sheets are cut between tiles. It is difficult to cut individual tiles. Use a small piece of plywood (about 8 inches square) and a rubber mallet to tap down the mosaic sheet into the thinset mortar. This flattens it out, giving it a nice smooth surface. Also, it ensures that the mosaic tile sheet is firmly embedded in the mortar.

If you need to cut a mosaic sheet, cut from the back with a utility knife. samui phangan real estate 

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Angthong Villas SUNSET & SEA VIEWS LAND DEVELOPMENT FOR SALE • Landsize: 24 Rai subdived into 27 Canote plots + 11 more. • Full Architectural Drawings. First 4 Building permits ready now. Electric to property 90 Days from order. Ample water on property. Asking 1.2 million Baht per Rai

All or Part

“Участок земли (24 рая) на продажу. Прекрасный вид на море и возможность любоваться закатом. 1,2 миллиона тайских бат за рай.” Весь участок или часть

Angthong Villas Tel: 089 972 1539, 090 875 1315 E-mail: karamat2011@hotmail.com, www.samuivilla.asia

SUNSET SEAVIEW LAND FOR SALE • Located in Anthong Soi 2 1 km from the ring road overlooking Nathon and Anthong Islands • 1400 sq. meters asking 2.49 million Baht Chanote Title. On concrete road with electric available. “Участок земли с видом на море (западная часть). 1400 квадратных метров. 2.49 миллиона тайских бат.” Call June: 089 724 9673, Rod: 087 271 6616 Karamat: 089 972 1539


inside & out  l  retail therapy

High tea A long standing tradition in many cultures across the world, tea is the second most consumed beverage after water and we can understand why. With millions of flavours and variants it’s not only your tea that should have personality! The teapot you choose can reflect your mood, or act as a decorative kitchen piece whichever you choose, sip, savour, enjoy!

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1. My Tea Teapot - Eva Solo, 2. Personal Pushtop Teapot - Puritea 3. Cardboard Box Zisha Teapot - Leona Craig

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4. Jasmin Teapot - Cup Of Tea, 5. Cat Teapot - Gift Guru, 6. Modern Ceramic Teapot - Sheleterness 7. Sora Pot - Uncommon Goods samui phangan real estate 

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The Emerald Tongson

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

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


inside & out  l  superior interior

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stained glass stunner S

tained glass is such an interesting art form. The way the coloured glass captures the light can be quite magical. Additionally, there are endless applications of stained glass in a home. As a material stained glass is glass that has been coloured by adding metallic salts during its manufacture. The coloured glass is crafted into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together (traditionally) by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame. Although rarely considered in homes being built today, stained glass has an everlasting beauty to it that when used well can create an amazing effect. Here are some ways you can consider using stained glass in your home...

Windows Decorate part or all of your windows with stained glass. The purpose of the window is not to allow people to see outside, or even to admit light, but rather to control it. A stained glass window has been described an “illuminated wall decorations�.

Over Doors Why not add a little whimsy over a door? The colours you use can bounce right off the colour of your walls and is a great way to establish a tone and palette for a house.

In Doors How about using those interior doors? What a statement your doors make with beautiful stained glass inserts. There's no need for a ton of detail in the rest of the room when you use a statement door.

Hanging lamps Tiffany-style or stained glass chandeliers make a great focal point for rooms because of the colour schemes. samui phangan real estate 

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The colours are light, bright, and dark and have several patterns. The biggest error with any chandelier is not the characteristics of the chandelier, but the room it's displayed in. Choose a chandelier that accentuates the rooms colour scheme, but that also fits in the room. Don't place a tiny chandelier in a huge living room, and don't place a huge chandelier in a small dining room.

Bathrooms Stained glass windows are great for bathrooms because they let in light but afford privacy when you need it.

Fireplace screens Stained glass fire screens are extremely ornate pieces of artwork. Each can have thousands of pieces of glass in bright colours and with different themes. Mission patterns as well as floral patterns are popular. If you

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don't have a fireplace, but love the piece, use it as a corner piece and place a large plant behind it.

Stained glass panels Panels, which are stained glass pictures, come in all sizes and in sectionals. These panels offer a new dimension to paintings and are used in the windows or against walls. So whatever you choose, there is nothing more beautiful in a room than a stained glass window when the sun shines in bouncing off it and the colours seem to dance off the glass. When choosing for your home, be aware that many pieces claim to be real stained glass, but look closely for accessories that are actually plastic and most importantly, chose something that is timeless and will enhance the beauty of your home forever.


YUPA 1 SALE/RENT

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

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


inside & out  l  food for thought

Oh so sweet... I don't care how young or old you are, everyone enjoys the odd cupcake! Although you can get really tricky and technical, a basic cupcake and icing recipe is all you need to satisfy that sweet tooth. For those of you who are gluten intolerant or choose not to eat gluten, we have provided a recipe that is just as delicious so you don't have to miss out on all the sweet stuff!

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CLASSIC CUPCAKES INGREDIENTS (MAKES 12)

ICING

• 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted

• 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar

• 3/4 cup caster sugar

• Pink food colouring, optional

• 3/4 cup milk

• 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons water

• 125g butter, melted, cooled • 2 medium eggs • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence • Sprinkles and lollies, to decorate Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Alternatively, line holes with paper cases. Combine flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla to flour mixture. Using a large metal spoon, stir gently to combine. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Now make the icing! Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add food colouring and water. Stir until smooth and well combined. Spoon icing over cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and lollies.

GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES INGREDIENTS (MAKES 12)

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• 125g (4oz) butter, melted

• 2 medium egg whites

• 125g (4oz) caster sugar

• 150g (5oz) caster sugar

• 125g (4oz) gluten-free self-raising flour

• 100g (3½oz) butter, softened

• 2 medium eggs

• Few drops of vanilla extract

• 3tbsp milk

• Sprinkles

• Few drops of vanilla extract Set the oven to 190°C. Pour the melted butter into a bowl and add sugar, flour, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Beat the mixture, preferably with an electric hand whisk, to give a smooth batter which may appear a little runnier than a usual sponge-cake mixture. Spoon mixture into the paper cases in the bun tray. Bake cakes in the centre of oven for 18-20 mins, or until they've risen and are light golden. Remove tray from the oven and leave cakes to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To make the icing - Place egg whites and sugar in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Stir until sugar dissolves completely. Remove the bowl from over the pan and whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in the butter and then the vanilla. The mixture may appear to separate, but keep whisking it at a high speed until it's light and fluffy - this is easiest done in a table-top food mixer, but can be done with an electric hand whisk. Swirl the icing on top of each cupcake. Scatter over the any sprinkles or decorations you have. samui phangan real estate 

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AngthongVillas Sunset Sea and

Mountain Views Lipa Noi

Lots for Sale

1.4 Million Baht per Rai Lots From 497,000 Baht

“Земельные участки на продажу: - от 1,4 млн. бат за 1 “рай” (1600 кв. м), Земельные участки, площадью менее 1 “рая” - от 497 000 бат” B6

1108 Sqm Sold

B3

1068 Sqm

B4

1220 Sqm

B1

B Lots: 1.6 Million Baht Per Rai C Lots: 1.4 Million Baht Per Rai

1236 Sqm

B5

1276 Sqm

B1

1100 Sqm

C5

568 Sqm

C6

604 Sqm

C7

692 Sqm

C8

628 Sqm

C Lots: 875 Baht Per Sqm

C9

800 Sqm

B1

800 Sqm

C9

756 Sqm

B Lots: 1,000 Baht Per Sqm

Discount for Multiple Lots

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

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


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Get cushy

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Lie on them, sleep on them, play with them or use them as decoration - there is nothing like some big plush cushions to make a room ooze of comfort. These days you can have your own cushions custom made or find thousands online to suit your taste, here are some that made us want to get a few zzzzz’s…..

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1. City Cushion London - Mocha, 2. Kids Rain Cushion - Fern Living, 3. Chill Out Cushion - Hastings Crystal 4. Love Cushion - Eco Salon

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5. Fuschia Cushion - Ebay, 6. Modern Disco Sunset Cushion - Zazzle, 7. Ting Cushion - Inhabitat

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3D cinema at your villa Mr. Panya Phlanisong Managing Director

Av Installation System Ltd., Part 2/19 moo.6 Bophut, koh samuisurat thani 84320 e-mail: info@avinstallationsystem.com tel.+66 89-9715775, +66 7 8898627

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• Audio visual, Surround sound system 5.1,6.1,7.1,7.2 Sales 3D LED, LCD TV, Plasma TV 3D Projectors & HD Screens, Projector lift TV wall bracket, tilt, on lift, Double swing arm, speaker on wall & ceiling Media center, HD player connect internet HD media player, 3D bluray player, HDD with movie, Sonos • Electrical LED light sales & Installation, Pool Star with fiber optic RGB • Highest quality equipment


69/93 Moo 5, T. Maenam Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand 84320

Tel: +66 (0) 77 247 796, Fax: +66 (0) 77 247 768 Mobile: +66 (0) 8 1921 1473, E-mail: nite_stone@hotmail.com


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aviary art

SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A BIRD AVIARY? Every aviary is going to be different, depending on the species of birds you keep in it, whether you are breeding birds or simply providing an outdoor play area for your pet. Some people prefer a patio or solariumstyle of aviary connected to their house. Others opt for a free-standing facility. Some aviaries resemble a greenhouse, while others look more like a barn or chicken coop.

Build Your Bird Aviary

So how big should your bird aviary be? At a minimum, the recommendation is flights be at least two or three

To build a simple floor-to-ceiling wire flight, start with the foundation. Concrete floors can be hosed down,

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times the wing span of the bird for the width, six times the body of the bird for the length and at least four times the bird’s body length for the height. A flight that is 8-feet long, 4-feet wide and 8-feet tall would house a group of about 20 budgerigars (budgies or parakeets).


the foundation. After that’s down, you can build on your frame. After the frame is in place, use a galvanized, weldedwire cloth for the walls and roof. The wire spacing and gauge parameters depend on what size birds you are housing, keeping in mind the size will dictate the size of the wire and the size of the spacing, so they do not get toes or beaks caught in a restrictive space. Choose a wire that’s a heavy enough gauge that the bird can’t break it apart. Also make provisions for a shelter. Even if you put your birds outside on a nice day, weather conditions can change abruptly, in which case your birds may need protection from gusts of wind, rains or excessive heat. Make the last half or third of the flight enclosed. Do this by attaching solid hardwood, Plexiglas, shade cloth, or Filon corrugated plastic panels to the roof and two or three sides.

Ward Off Intruders A final consideration is deterring predators. A ½- by ½-inch wire will prevent rats and cats from getting through. If snakes and mice are a concern, ¼- by ¼-inch wire on the bottom half of each of the four sides and ½-inch wire for the top half will help. Additionally, building your aviary on a concrete foundation will help keep out the mice and snakes. Double wire will keep the critters from getting to the birds when they land on the outside wire. This is especially important on the roof of the aviary, but also on the sides; a raccoon will have a harder time reaching a pet bird if it has to get through two levels of wire fencing.

which makes them easy to clean and are the best option for your new bird's home. For a more natural look, put a layer of sand, gravel or pine shavings over the concrete; then every couple days you scoop out the dirty sand or shavings. You may also want to leave “holes” in the concrete where to plant trees, shrubs or edible, nontoxic foliage for your pet birds to enjoy. If you are going with a concrete floor, you should lay about a 12-inch slab of cement into the ground for

Prevent predators from digging under the aviary by digging down about 6 inches around the perimeter of the flight, and instilling wire down to the bottom. Install a burglar alarm, automated lights, gates and consider getting a watch dog to protect your property from human intruders.

Time To Acclimate Birds needs time to adjust to being outside, so putting them in outdoor play areas or flights for short periods of time at first. Bring them back inside the house before it gets dark. Give your pet bird time to get used to its new surroundings. In most cases, pet birds learn to love their outdoor “home away from home” in very short order. samui phangan real estate 

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JONES LANG LASALLE SAYS

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espite rising concerns over a property bubble, cooling measures are not needed at this stage, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services firm specialising in real estate. The Bank of Thailand recently asked commercial banks to adopt a more cautious attitude to mortgage lending, particularly to borrowers who are suspected of buying houses or condominiums for speculative purposes. ''As the Thai stock market heats up and the baht continues to strengthen, some economists in both the public and private sectors have voiced concerns over a possible bubble in Thailand's real estate market,'' said Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle. ''This is probably based on an assumption that many people who have made a profit from the stock market may invest in the housing or condominium market. But there have been no clear signs of a bubble in Bangkok's condominium market so far.'' He added: ''A real estate bubble can occur when there is excess demand from speculative buyers and abundant liquidity through borrowing that drives property prices to levels well above their fundamental economic value. ''Bubble conditions can also be caused by developers themselves, undertaking development without proper market studies and planning, leading to overbuilding. However, our close monitoring of Bangkok's core and central condominium market shows that these conditions do not presently exist.'' Despite the strong growth of new supply, prices of condos in both completed buildings and off-plan projects in Bangkok continue to rise. However, price increases have been gradual and largely driven by sustained demand, improvements in product quality and offerings, and rising development costs. While it is hard to identify the actual percentage of speculators in the condo market, the consensus is that some projects by leading developers attract a considerable number. These projects include those in the upper-mid-price segment in prime locations, which show high potential to appreciate in price when construction is near completion. However, such projects are generally few and far between, as actual profits on changes in condo prices are unlikely to lure strong speculative demand. Overall, most buyers are end-users who buy the property for their own use or investors looking for an income-generating asset. Most new projects are in the mid-price segment (75,000 to 100,000 baht per square metre), satisfying growing demand from the young, middle-aged and retirees adopting an urban lifestyle. In the luxury segment, new launches have slowed in recent years, allowing the supply under construction to be absorbed by the market. Prices of new condo developments will continue to edge upwards, mainly due to higher development costs. Source: Bangkok Post and Jones Lang LaSalle samui phangan real estate 

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PROPERTY ACQUISITION IN THAILAND: 4 KEY STEPS FOR BUYERS

This article was written by Jeffrey Martin, senior associate with Limcharoen (Samui). For further information, please contact our Koh Samui office at 07 724-6185 or email Jeffrey@limcharoean.com. Other offices located in Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City and Bali.

With repeat visitors to Koh Samui and Koh Phangnan increasing ever year, it is no surprise that a large number of overseas visitors eventually seek to establish a second home in Koh Samui or Koh Phangnan, or retire and make Koh Samui or Koh Phangnan their permanent home. It is important for would-be property buyers in Koh Samui and Koh Phangnan to understand that the procedure to acquire property in Thailand may be considerably different to the procedure adopted in their home country. Furthermore, foreign buyers must be aware of the legal restrictions which exist in connection with the ownership by foreigners of certain types of property located in Thailand. Consequently, would-be property buyers must heed the maxim that “fools rush in” and take time to understand the legal procedure, the legal restrictions and the risks which may be associated with the transaction. Jeffrey Martin, senior associate of the law firm Limcharoen, Hughes & Glanville (Samui) sets out four key steps to follow when acquiring an interest in real estate in Thailand.

1. Choose the Right Real Estate Agent With little investigation, one will discover that there is an abundance of real estate agents in Koh Samui and Koh Phangnan, who are eager to assist would-be property buyers in the selection of their “dream” property. Real estate agents can possess different expertise, including but not limited to, types of property listed and value of property listed; and some real estate agents even cater for specific nationalities, such as Russian buyers and investors. It is important for the would-be property buyer to select a real estate agent that lists properties of a similar specification to those sought by the would-be property buyer, in terms of the type of property (whether villa, apartment or condominium), size, location and price. It is prudent to carry out enquiries to ascertain whether or not the real estate agent has a good reputation and whether or not the real estate agent has an established presence in Thailand.

2. Reserve the Property In order to secure the real estate, it is prudent to enter into a “reservation agreement” with the seller setting out the key terms of the transaction such as the property description, the agreed price and the agreed payment terms. The Reservation Agreement should also state that the seller will not agree to sell the property to anyone else during the time that the buyer will be conducting due diligence into the real estate. The buyer will usually be required to pay a small deposit to the seller to secure the property, which should ideally be retained by the buyer’s or seller’s lawyer pending the outcome of due diligence enquiries conducted by the buyer. The Reservation Agreement should at the very least stipulate that the

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reservation deposit will be refundable in the event that the due diligence enquiries undertaken by the buyer yield negative results. The reservation agreement should be tailored to the buyer’s circumstances and any “extras” which you may have negotiated with the seller should be set out in the Reservation Agreement.

3. Due Diligence Once the reservation agreement has been executed, it is important to conduct comprehensive due diligence into the property. Due diligence is one of the most important legal stages when acquiring property in any jurisdiction, including Thailand. Land title due diligence in Thailand requires a professional review of the original land title documents actually physically present at the relevant land office in order to determine whether or not the seller actually owns the land upon which the property is built and whether or not there are any encumbrances registered over the land, such as leases or mortgages. The history of the land title beneath the property should be thoroughly reviewed by a legal representative and a comprehensive report should be issued with a clear opinion on the quality of the land title. It is important to establish whether or not the land has full legal rights of access both on foot and by vehicle and access to the electricity grid, water supply and drainage. Careful consideration must be given to the zoning, environmental and planning restrictions which apply to the land. Litigation checks should be conducted against the land owner (and the authorized director of the land owner if the owner is a limited company) to ascertain if there is any issue with the property or the individuals selling the property. Buyers should be aware that the existence of a number of previous owners does not automatically mean that the land has good title.

4. Contracts and Closing If the due diligence produces agreeable findings, the buyer should execute a binding contract with the seller, obligating both parties to complete the transaction. For both parties, this entails a significant economic decision. Therefore it is crucial that the relevant contracts are carefully worded to protect the buyer’s interests. The following should be considered in any contract negotiation: a) executing two separate contracts for the acquisition of land and a structure on the land, if applicable; b) including representations on behalf of the seller regarding the legality of the title, access to public roads, adherence to zoning and other regulations, and similar matters; c) including adequate default provisions, to provide remedies if a party breaches the contract; an d) including a clause that bestows your rights upon the successors, assigns, and heirs and the contracting parties. Finally, on the completion date, the buyer will likely transfer all or a portion of the contract price to the seller, and the seller will register the transfer of the legal interest to the buyer or a separate company, depending on the legal structure of the transaction. This process should carried out by legal counsel using valid Power of Attorneys for each party In following these steps, buyers are likely to avoid some of the headaches occasionally suffered by overseas buyers. This article is intended to provide a very brief overview of the steps involved to acquire an interest in land, or land and structure/s in Thailand, and is not intended as a do-it-yourself guide. As in any jurisdiction, it is important to seek independent legal advice before entering into a legal transaction. samui phangan real estate 

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reduced to 15.5 million thb freehold !

Virtually right on the private Secret Beach, situated on the north eastern tip of Samui. Mangrove Villa is set in its own magical gardens of 800 sq. metres and has its own private pool. Built Bali style with 3 separate buildings for exclusivity and privacy, fully air conditioned throughout and luxuriously furnished, Mangrove villa sleeps 8/10 with uK contact: phone: +44 1778 341220 Email: geoffrey.fyfe@btinternet.com samui contact: Khun Bee: +66 (0) 8 1374 0014, or John Jepson: +66 (0) 8 7900 3086


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four bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It could very easily be converted to 5 bedrooms, all with their own on-suite. It is freehold, with chanote land title and has a Thai Ltd company. Viewing is essential to capture the magic of this villa and location. Holiday lettings also available. For more details, please see our website www.kohsamuiholidays.co.uk


realty in focus  l  tax corner

THE “COLLECTIVE LEASEHOLD” - WHY IT IS UNLIKELY TO FIX YOUR LEASE RENEWAL PROBLEM PART I

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recent Article in an English language newspaper in Thailand stated, in part, the following:

“Collective leasehold structures provide owners in villa developments the legal means to have a greater say in their villa projects. Importantly, this means that owners have increased control over the renewal of their leases, thus mitigating a major risk associated with long-term leases in villa developments.”

DUENSING KIPPEN is a multi-service boutique law firm specializing in property and corporate/commercial matters and arbitration and litigation proceedings arising therefrom. DUENISING KIPPEN is also the only firm in Thailand with three Members (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. DUEINSING KIPPEN is also the only such firm in Thailand that compliments its property and corporate/commercial legal expertise with a core tax law practice. DUENSING KIPPEN can be reached at: samui@duensingkippen.com or for more information please visit them at: duensingkippen.com

We disagree. In our opinion, this structure creates a false sense of security for the investor—and, therefore, a poor “product” for the developer. A “collective leasehold” will not meaningfully mitigate the risk that your lease will not be renewed. To understand why, we need to cover a bit of background. Long-term leaseholds are a popular mode of investing in Thai real estate for foreigners. This is largely due to the fact that the law, with some limited exceptions, prohibits foreign freehold ownership of land in Thailand. However, under current Thai law the maximum lease term is a mere 30 years. Thus, it has become rather common for developers who are marketing to foreigners to offer a long-term lease of 30 years with two additional successive 30-year terms. Usually, the rent for all three terms is “pre-paid” (i.e. before or on registration of the first term) and the lease agreement provides that almost all of the rent is paid for the first 30-year term with the parties agreeing to some nominal amount e.g. THB 100,000 for the rent for the second 30-year term and e.g. THB 100,000 for the rent for the third 30-year term. However, as provided by Section 540 of the Civil and Commercial Code (“CCC”) any such additional term is not an “extension” of the lease—rather it is merely a “renewal” of the lease. This means the new term is essentially a new contract. The result is that if the owner of the property changes during the first lease term, the new owner will not be obliged to honor the renewal of the lease even if the lessee has already pre-paid the original owner for the renewal term. This is because the new owner never offered to renew the lease and the law does not oblige the new owner to honor an offer made by the original owner and lessor. As mentioned, in an effort to address this insecurity many developers offer you a “secured leasehold” structure or as the Article referred to it, a “collective leasehold” structure. You are promised not only a lease but also acquisition of a shareholding ownership interest in the Thai limited company that owns the land that you will lease. The other development purchasers would then do the same. And then, “collectively”, you all will control the land owning/lessor company. Purportedly, this would then ensure that all of these lessees would have their leases renewed for the

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two successive 30-year terms—“guaranteeing” the full 90 years. But this structure does nothing to address the most significant risks that your lease will not be renewed. Perhaps the biggest reason why the said structure is not truly secure is the potential tax liability that the land owning/lessor company will incur. For discussion purposes let us assume that you paid THB 10 M for the first 30-year lease term and that your lease contract provides for a rent of THB 100,000 for the second 30-year term. Section 40(5) of the Revenue Code of Thailand (“RC”) authorizes the Revenue Department (“RD”) to assess any lessor for what it considers to be the reasonable value for the rent of immovable property in Thailand. There is of course an appeals process when a taxpayer is so assessed. However, under Section 31 of the RC, this appeal does not allow the assessed taxpayer to defer payment of the additional tax resulting from the assessment. Any amount not paid within the short window provided in the assessment notice, is deemed an “arrears of taxes”. Under Section 12 of the RC the RD can then immediately—i.e. without a court order—seize and sell by auction any property belonging to the delinquent taxpayer in order to satisfy the arrears tax and applicable penalty and surcharge. Coming back to our example it is obvious that if your current rental value for 30 years is THB 10 M, then THB 100,000 for a second 30-year term beginning 30 years thereafter is highly unlikely to be considered a “reasonable” amount. In fact, it is also very unlikely that even the original THB 10 M you paid for the first 30-year term would be considered reasonable 30 years from now. Thus, for the purpose of our example, we will assume a RD assessed rental value assessment for that second 30-year term of THB 20 M. The tax payable on this amount would be approximately THB 5 M. Let’s further assume that you leased in a medium size development with 20 land plots leased using the Article’s “collective leasehold” structure. The land owning/lessor company—the one that you and the other lessees obtained an interest/shares in—would then face a total rental value assessment of: 20 x THB 5 M = THB 100 MILLION. If the corporate income tax on this amount—approximately THB 25 M or almost USD 1 M—was not paid in a timely manner, the scenario above unfolds. If tax is owed, the RD can seize and sell the property by auction to a new landowner to satisfy the debt. And please note—this could easily happen well before the end of your first 30-year term if one or more plots were leased a tax year or more before you leased your plot. Unfortunately the “collective leasehold” does little if anything to address the very real insecurity that your longterm lease will not be renewed. Fortunately, however, there are far better legal means than the “collective leasehold” that do provide actual long-term lease security and without any downside to the developer. This can be achieved by securing the pre-paid renewal terms with a mortgage over the land plot in question. It is a simple and straightforward legal structure that provides security for the investor and, therefore, a marketing opportunity for the developer. But you should first engage competent legal and tax counsel in order to successfully implement this lease security structure. samui phangan real estate 

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samui house care - home services & More… After moving here permanently in 2003, Michael and Monika Lentjes-Jost had the idea to start a cleaning company after many complaints and issues they heard and shared with friends and acquaintances living on the island…and so it began….hiring staff and training them to clean a house to western standards using modern equipment. The business has quickly expanded into garden, pool and general maintenance and care, providing an all-round service for owners, renters and even visitors to the island with their extra special ‘hotel-style’ service where they will fill your fridge, chauffeur you around and even provide you breakfast!

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Most recently Samui House Care (newly rebranded and launched) has also started providing guest relation services, excursions, cooking services and even inhouse massages! Fluent in English, German, French and Thai – Samui House Care provide this broad range of services for properties and their residents on Koh Samui and together with their very first first employee Khun Nong, who is now an integral business partner and Director. Visit www.samui-house-care.com for more information.


fabulous things opens! Located on the ring road in Bophut, only a few doors down from the well-known Island Girl Boutique is a brilliant new tea room offering all things fabulous! Fabulous things offers up everything that fairytales are made of including a bakery, a gifts section which includes greeting cards and wrapping. Offering mouth-watering cakes, Fabulous Things can also custom make any cake for any celebration or if you are looking for something a little bit special, why not try their bespoke picnic service, where Fabulous Things do all the work for you! For all things celebration….and all things fun, Fabulous Things is the newest place to satisfy that sweet tooth. Email fabulousthingssamui@gmail.com or call 080 076 5421, or visit their facebook site for more information.

A STUNNING NEW BEACHCLUB HAS ARRIVED The new Dreamers Beach Club, situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui is set to become one of Asia’s hottest clubbing destinations! Embodying the feel and vision of the Dreamers brand most well-known in Ibiza, Dreamers Beach Club on Koh Samui is situated directly in the heart of Big Buddha Beach (known to locals as Bang Rak Beach), meeting the ocean at right at the beach, perfectly positioned to enjoy the islands perfect tropical sunsets, every night! To get the night started, Dreamers Beach Club’s first floor Restaurant offers the ultimate VIP Dining experience. Perfect Italian cuisine can be savoured whilst overlooking Bophut Bay and the island of Koh Phangan.

Below the Restaurant is the Pool and Beach area, open all day for visitors to enjoy the sun in ultimate luxury. The Beach Bar is the ideal place to unwind and relax, with friendly table service for drinks and signature music from our Resident DJ’s. With a wealth of International DJ Talent and Musicians scheduled to appear in the coming months, the RoofTop VIP lounge will hold true to the spirit of Dreamers and become an essential destination for discerning Clubbers worldwide. For more information visit dreamersbeachclub.com or call +66(0)77 425 012

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DEVELOPING THE FUTURE P

reviously known as Bluewater, The International School of Samui is known for its varied and practical facilities. Founded in 2006 the school has been built with expansion in mind, with an understanding that as the island grows, so do the requirements of the children who reside and school in Koh Samui. The International School of Samui (ISS) is a young and vibrant school that takes pride in offering the very best in International Education to the local and international children living on the island. The school follows the highly regarded British Curriculum and caters for children from 1 to 18 years of age and offers an extensive and stimulating curriculum covering a wide range of subjects and skills as well as a comprehensive programme of after-school activities including school trips and excursions. Everything the school does is designed to make learning enjoyable and to give every child the opportunity to develop a sense of confidence in themselves and this includes the facilities in which the children spend their days. As the world and the island of Koh Samui continues to move forward at a rapid pace in terms of development, so does ISS. Understanding that it is absolutely necessary to keep up with the growth of the island, ISS is undertaking some significant structural and developmental changes to the schools landscape and the facilities it can offer its students. A new Sixth Form is currently being constructed catering for students from 16-18 allowing them to progress directly on to University and also converting samui phangan real estate 

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from 1 form entry to 2 form entry in the Kindergarten and Primary school. In total, ISS is recruiting twelve new teachers for new posts as well as constructing fifteen brand new classrooms including expansion from one science laboratory to three science laboratories. The school is also expanding its facilities from its current one Art and Design studio to two Art and Design studios plus an additional textiles room. ISS will also see its two computer rooms expand to four computer rooms as well as the addition of a new music room and a brand new 25 metre swimming pool. All classrooms being constructed also boast AV integrated systems with inbuilt ceiling speakers, PC and projector setup along with iPad mirroring compatibility and BYOD wireless and LAN infrastructure school wide ensuring that ISS keeps ahead of technological requirements that can only enhance the overall education experience. The staff at ISS takes great pride in being part of a young and dynamic school where they can have a direct influence on the direction of the school and its vitality. With over 270 pupils currently enrolled from over 35 different countries, ISS is truly an International School and these new facilities will surely aid in the success of each of its students and their future. For more information visit www.iss.ac.th samui phangan real estate 

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BEACHFRONT BEAUTY • Type: Beach Front

• 3 Bedroom

• Private Pool

• Location: Bang Rak

• 4 Bathroom

• Air Con

• Private Parking

Modern beach front villa on Bang Rak beach set on one storey in a quiet location, yet close to all amenities. Comprising of three bedrooms, all with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, open plan living area with dining area, fully equipped kitchen and maids quarters. Outdoor area of landscaped gardens, large swimming pool and terrace, all enjoying the views of surrounding islands. 74 

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HOT PROPERTY

• Land Title: Chanote

Size: 844 Sqm

Floors: 1

Build Year: 2007

Sale Price: 42,000,000 THB For more info contact: sales@gosamuivillas.com samui phangan real estate 

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HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT ISLAND RETREAT Villa rental is fast becoming the preferred holiday accommodation option for a vast majority of vacationers to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Renting a villa as a family or group of friends can prove far more economical in the long run than hotel accommodation and can afford you the luxury and privacy you seek on a holiday without breaking the bank. For longer term lets, there is a multitude of options from private owners to agent lets ranging from basic to 6 star luxury – all you need to do is spend some time finding the right villa for your long-term living needs. Holiday villas are generally fully furnished and include a full western kitchen with appliances, towels and bed linens, water and electricity and will normally include a maid service who will come once or more a week to change linen and tidy the villa, as well as a maintenance person to take care of the gardens and pool if included.

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There are a host of other optional services on offer such as a private chef, babysitting, pre-arrival shopping, laundry, driver or car hire, butler, island tours, personal training, massage and spa treatments, Thai cooking lessons...simply do your research and ask lots of questions when selecting your villa to see what is available to you during your stay. If booking your villa from outside of Thailand, it may be wise to use one of the more established and recognised agents to ensure you are getting what you pay for. While it may seem cheaper to go directly through the home-owner, agencies usually have representatives in Samui and Phangan who can advocate on your behalf. That can include minor repairs or even moving you to another property if you’re not satisfied with your original choice. That’s something that the owner can’t help you with.


Prices can vary greatly depending on the location of the villa (closer to the beach or beach-front means you will pay for the access and view!), the size/bedroom numbers, the facilities, services and the standard of the villa - with several levels of luxury available! There are hundreds of villas available on the islands starting from basic, mid-level, luxury and beyond – it’s truly reliant on your budget and your requirements - either way, you will not be stuck for choice. Generally a deposit of 50% or more is required to secure the villa of your choice prior to your holiday and the remainder paid in full upon arrival, this may vary from agent to agent. Read the rental agreement very carefully to make sure you understand what’s provided as well as any and all conditions, exclusions, inclusions, costs and penalties.

Samui Beach Village

When you decide on the ideal holiday villa to suit your needs, you can relish in the fact that you will enjoy privacy, space and of course the beautiful tropical surrounds of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Happy holidaying!

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077 231 625

PHATHONG RESIDENCE

089 813 5715

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077 418 891

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086 061 4280

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089 894 9088

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077 418 256

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077 484 770

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080 886 4226

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077 414 204

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091 034 3808

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077 427 648

THE PARK

077 601 108

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087 922 8381

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081 535 9100

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081 406 1065

THE SEA

077 960 567

OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

080 535 1725

YUPA LAND AND HOUSE

081 891 7912

PALM GROUP ASIA

085 795 9393

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Bedroom Area (Passion 60.3 SQ.M.)

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

Building E Update Progress 16 October 12

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


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

Cozy 52.0 SQ.M.

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

Passion 60.3 SQ.M.

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

Room Studio 26.0 SQ.M.

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So how did you both come to live in Koh Samui? I first moved here about 13 years ago and was actually working in real estate as well as hospitality says Kirk, and then Jono arrived about 5 years later with a wealth of his own hospitality knowledge and experience. We both fell in love with the island and Thailand in general and decided this is where we wanted to call home. So who is Go Samui Villas and how did it come about? Myself and Jono are both directors, as well as some other partners. We realised there was still a gap in the market in Samui to provide high-end luxury holiday homes as well as purchases for those looking to live here or invest. Although there are many players in the market already, we knew we could offer something slightly different including discounts at many restaurants on the island for our guests, private plane and helicopter hire and much much more. As a company we utilise various people here and overseas to produce extremely high-quality and

the brand significantly and giving our customer base a wider variety of holiday options, all at a high luxury level. Why, according to you, should one buy or rent a villa or property in Koh Samui? How do you compare the island with other destinations? Samui is a stunning island with all the facilities and infrastructure required for high-end living including top-end schools and hospitals, supermarkets and of course stunning beaches. There has been a significant shift on the island with the new Central World shopping centre opening in 2014 as well as amazing restaurants and bars such as The Larder in Chaweng, The Cliff Bar & Grill and Dr Frogs in Chaweng Noi, Barracuda in Maenam as well as many new 5* hotel restaurants like Jahn at the Conrad and Namu at the W Hotel. The island is still on a steep increase of growth and as an investment opportunity it is hard to pass up if you are looking for a long term return. If I have to compare Koh Samui with other markets then I would say Samui is significantly cheaper to buy and offers excellent rental returns and since it is located

Kirk Stucker & Jono Wilson Talk Go Samui Villas successful marketing, SEO and branding initiatives to ensure that the Go brand has as much exposure as possible. What does Go Samui Villas offer? We provide a wide range of private luxury Samui Villas including Beach Front villas, Sea View, Garden View , Hillside as well as Resort Style villas for those who are keen for more of a hotel-experience. From 1 bedroom for an intimate stay and up to 10+ bedrooms for large groups, we ensure we help you find the perfect villa for any vacation, any size group or family. We can also help you purchase a slice of paradise! So many people fall in love with Samui, so we offer a range of villas, land and condos that are available for purchase. What makes Go Samui Villas different? With two decades of experience in the Koh Samui market, Go Samui Villas is not just about real estate. Our varied interests in other businesses including marketing, communications, web marketing and SEO making our organisation one of the newest key players on the island.

in the Gulf of Thailand, buyers and renters here enjoy a protected beachfront landscape and even with all the development, the island is still a stunning natural destination. Other than the property, what are the facilities/ amenities should a buyer or renter should look at when short listing properties? If you are purchasing a property on a tropical island, it is well worth considering your potential tenants for renting your property and what they would like in a vacation villa such as a pool, maid service, inhouse chef, etc. Places like Bali, Phuket and Samui all share a relaxed daily living environment with each offering slightly different perks depending on what the individual is looking for. Singapore on the other hand is more expensive and more hectic than Samui. Well, if I have to go shopping than Singapore will definitely be my first choice. But for a vacation I would come to Samui. For more information visit www.gosamuivillas.com or directly via email on bookings@gosamuivillas.com.

Any plans for expansion? Actually we are launching Go Vietnam Villas, Go Sri Lanka Villas as well as Go Bali Villas in 2013, expanding samui phangan real estate 

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


BEACH FRONT Location

LS341SRH

: Plai Laem

BANDARA Location

BLS 002 : Bophut

SUTTILAK Location

BLS 003 : Angthong

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Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 17,752,000 THB

5 BEDROOM VILLA Location

HS384DL

: Bophut

: From 8.5-9.5 M THB

2 RAI BEACHFRONT Location

LS337DA

: Leam Sor

: 22,000,000 THB

3 BEDROOM VILLA Location

HS379PC

: Plai Laem

Land Size : 0 Rai 2 Ngan 25 Sqw.

Land Size : 2 Rai 0 Ngan 31 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 83.75 Sqw

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 25,000,000 THB

: 45,000,000 THB

*รา¤าดังกล‹าÇอาจมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงâดยäม‹จำเปšนที่จะต้องแจ้งล‹Çงหน้า

: 14,000,000 THB


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

Mr. JIM HOUSE Location

BHS004

: Bophut

BAANSUAY LAMAI Location

HS266BS

: Lamai

BAAN TALAY KEAW Location

BHS0005

: Ban Bang Rak

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 55 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 42 Sqw.

Land Size : 0 Rai 1 Ngan 70 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 5,000,000 THB

LUXURY VILLA Location

HS0066

: Bang Por

: From 1.8 -2.7M THB

BAAN WHITE HOUSE Location

HS0136

: Angthong

: 9,900,000 THB

2 VILLAS Location

HS 217JA : Chaweng

Land Size : 0 Rai 0 Ngan 225 Sqw.

Land Size : 1 Rai 0 Ngan 0 Sqw

Land Size : 1 Rai 1 Ngan 7 Sqw.

Access

Access

Access

: Public

: Public

: Public

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Title Deeds : Chanote

Price

Price

Price

: 35,000,000 THB

: 23,000,000 THB

: 28,000,000 THB

*THOSE PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE


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A LI FE OF LU XU RY

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he Estates Samui is an exclusive and private collection of 14 villas cradled on a hillside overlooking one of the most pristine stretches of beaches on the island, on stunning Laem Yai Bay, in a secluded cove above a private beach, adjacent to Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui.

and reflects a harmonious blend of traditional Southern Thai way with modern luxury and style. All of our villas, featuring spacious living/dining area connecting to large pool deck via sliding glass doors, are exquisitely appointed with handpicked materials; resulting in unparalleled quality and charm.

This Bill Bensley-designed masterpiece is crafted from the finest tropical hardwoods to exacting specifications

All 3 bedroom, the villa areas range from 900 – 1,200 sqm and are priced from THB 130,000,000 –

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150,000,000 as well as coming fully furnished, using the highest quality and specially designed furniture and fixtures. Freehold and leasehold structures are available depending on the eligibility of the purchaser. Under the present law, freehold ownership is available to Thai nationals or Thai registered companies only. For non-residents, they can provide a 90-year leasehold ownership, comprising 3 successive 30-year terms.

Residents enjoy unrestricted access to the extensive amenities including a fully-equipped fitness centre, tennis courts, library and reading room, water sport activities, a world class spa and some of the best beachside dining options in Thailand. Any villa guests will also enjoy a world of five star services; including all day room service, bell attendant service, 24-hour telephone operator, cable television, 24-hour security, private parking and housekeeping. samui phangan real estate 

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The villas and common area facilities are managed by dedicated estate management under the supervision of Four Seasons hotel management team, to ensure the quality of service and standards matches that of the hotel. This includes general administration and management, resort transportation, landscaping maintenance, routine and preventive maintenance, general repairs, pest control, pool cleaning and 24-hour security. For those looking to purchase as an investment opportunity, Four Seasons offer owners the option of putting the Villa Estate into the rental program that is managed by Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. The rental program is typically a one-year contract with an option to renew and allows for owners to have peace of mind, as well as remuneration from possible guests, for those times you choose not to enjoy yor own luxury villa. The Estates Samui has received numerous prestigious awards since its launch, including “The Best Interior Design” at the Thailand Property Award 2010 and “The Best Villa Development in Samui”

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living areas and a sunken dining pavilion look out over your private infinity pool.

LOCATION The Estates Samui lies perched on the northwest tip of the island above Laem Yai Bay, known for its stunning views. Discover the island’s unique charm at close by Fisherman’s Village, rows of antique shophouses, little cafés and boutiques exuding local colour. Explore the island’s ancient temples, or trek by elephant to unearth dramatic waterfalls deep in the jungle.

FACILITIES Enjoy exclusive access to adjacent Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui’s services and facilities: massage and beauty treatments in the serene spa or on the beach, a yoga pavilion with private classes, private yachts. Dine beachside with an abundant array of seafood fresh from local waters – or in the privacy of your villa. Renowned service extended to your luxury home. • Lan Tania – Thai and Italian hillside dining • Pla Pla – al fresco Thai restaurant • Beach Bar • The Spa • Health Club • Yoga pavilion • Hotel pool • Floodlit tennis courts • Golfing • Sailing in 2008, earning the highest scores in its category from the judges, BDO Richfield Advisory Limited, an international accounting and consultancy firm.; the Asia Pacific Residential Property Awards 2009; and, in 2010, awards in the categories of five-star Best Development Thailand and Best Development Asia Pacific.

What you can enjoy VILLAS Each of The Estates Samui's 14 villas features floorto-ceiling glass with uninterrupted ocean views and hardwood pool decks surrounded by hundreds of carefully preserved coconut palms. With villas ranging in size, each master bedroom opens onto a private plunge pool, while the separate sala with dining and

• Beach sports • Water sports • Cultural classes • Library • Business facilities • 24-hour security • Valet parking • 24-hour in-villa room service • Private housekeeper For more information on how you could start living in luxury, contact Lorraine Clarke - Tel: (+66) 089 047 6348 Email: lclark@minornet.com samui phangan real estate 

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CATERING TO YOUR EVERY NEED THE SHACK CATERING

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ost people will tell you that catering is all about taste. The newly created Shack Catering Company however will tell you it is not. The Shack Catering company firmly believes in their ethos of listening to their clients, seeing their vision and then bringing all of the elements together that make up the

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most memorable event possible, all with exquisite and tailor-made food creations in the comfort and privacy of your own space. The Shack Catering company was created as a natural extension to the institutional and infamous Shack Bar


Chef Tommy Garrett has over ten years of highlevel experience in fine dining, catering and creative execution - having trained with world-renowned Chef's Paul Gayler, Richard Guest and Nick Fisher. Tommy's attention to detail, flavour combinations and passion for food is what led him to be selected to cook for the Queen of England herself! With over twenty years of combined experience, together the two long-standing Koh Samui residents have created a detail-oriented catering company with a vision of attentive service and outstanding culinary offerings, ensuring any special event exceeds expectations and is a resounding success. Larry comments “With more and more people choosing a villa-style holiday when visiting Koh Samui, it made perfect sense for us to bring the restaurant to the guest. Without sacrificing on quality of ingredients or choice of cuisine, The Shack Catering can deliver a fine dining experience to any group or party in the comfort and privacy of their own surroundings....or we can even do a barbecue, a steak night, a seafood extravaganza....it's really up to to the client and what they wish their dining experience to be.” Recognized as Koh Samui's most dynamic and creative catering company, The Shack Catering promises to deliver a phenomenal food experience. Chef Tommy comments “We make a promise of quality and procuring any ingredients the client wants. From foie gras, Alaskan king crab, Wagyu beef, lobster, frogs legs or champagne and caviar – we will put together a menu that will exceed their expectations.” Offering a full-service catered affair from small groups to over 100 people, The Shack Catering are known for their high standards and attention to detail and will assist you in creating a stylish and unforgettable bespoke event with the finest foods, beverages and wines served by the most hospitable and professional of staff. Tommy also mentions “We are also allergy and health-conscious in our cooking. In this day and age, many people have restrictions in their diet or reactions to certain ingredients. We can do gluten free, wheat free, peanut free, low fat, low calorie or over the top indulgence – anything is possible!” & Grill in Fisherman's Village, Bophut. Established over 8 years ago, The Shack Bar & Grill is renowned for it's high quality steaks and other delicious menu choices with an ever-present consistency that has made it one of the most popular restaurants on the island. Larry Snyder, Owner and Manager of The Shack Bar & Grill has combined his business acumen, knowledge of the island and understanding of guest needs with the wealth of experience and impeccable cooking skills of Executive Chef Tommy Garrett.

The Shack Catering culinary events are produced to individual needs, using personalized menus and beverage options – priding themselves on offering 5-star service ensuring your event is distinctive, memorable and most importantly stress-free, leaving you to enjoy your dining experience or event without worry. For more information on planning your next event visit www.theshackcatering.com or email larry@theshackcatering.com samui phangan real estate 

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2014 PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID DEBUTS AS PORSCHE'S FIRST PLUG-IN HYBRID

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orsche just unveiled its first ever plug-in vehicle – the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid! The new hybrid vehicle builds upon the Panamera S hybrid, but adds a more powerful electric motor with a higherperformance battery. Best of all, it has the ability to be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations. The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is powered by a 416 horsepower hybrid system. The electric drive produces 95 hp,and electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has increased capacity over the previous battery (1.7 kWh). Via the integrated on-board charging componentry

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and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source. Final U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings will be available closer to launch, but Porsche estimates that the electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid will be greater than 20 miles. The Panamera S E-Hybrid can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation. The Panamera S E-hybrid is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, which is an improvement of a half second compared to the Panamera S Hybrid.


connected to a conventional household electrical outlet in Germany. The Panamera S E-Hybrid exceeds the driving performance of the previous model by far. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid was determined to be 36 km in NEDC-based testing. The distance may vary in real operation, since air conditioning and heating are deactivated in NEDC test conditions. A realistic all-electric driving range in everyday operation would lie somewhere between 18 and 36 km; under particularly favorable conditions it could even exceed this range. The Panamera with the new hybrid drive can reach speeds of up to 135 km/h in pure electric drive mode. The acceleration time from a standstill to 100 km/h was shortened by half a second to 5.5 seconds. The electric boost function helps here, in which the performance of the electric motor boosts that of the combustion engine. It can be activated by a full kick-down of the accelerator pedal. The car’s top speed is 270 km/h. The parallel full hybrid concept developed by Porsche also offers “coasting” at higher speeds, which refers to free coasting with the internal combustion engine shut off and energy recovery by generating electricity. The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will be available late in 2013, starting at $99,000.

Panamera S E-Hybrid sets new standards in efficiency, performance and operating convenience. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a systematically advanced development of the parallel full hybrids with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and the ability to charge it externally from the electrical grid. The electric drive produces 95 hp, which is more than double the power of the previous model’s electric motor at 47 hp. It draws its energy from a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has over five times the 1.7 kWh energy capacity of the previous battery in nickel metal hydride technology. When connected to an industrial outlet, it can be charged within around two and a half hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), and it can be charged in less than four hours when samui phangan real estate 

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green ideas for concrete learn 8 ways you can use concrete to make your home more eco-friendly

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here are endless ways you can use decorative concrete to enhance the curb appeal and durability of your home's exterior, from stamped concrete driveways and patios to concrete architectural accents and roof tile. But in addition to improving the aesthetics of your home, decorative concrete is also a great choice if you're concerned about minimizing your home's impact on the environment.

1. Build your home with concrete walls.

You're probably already familiar with some of the green benefits of concrete as a building material, including

There are four different exterior concrete wall systems you can choose from to improve the sustainability

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resource efficiency, durability, and thermal mass. But how do you make the most of these attributes when making your design plans? Here are eight ideas for using concrete to make your home exterior more eco-friendly.


2. Cover your roof with concrete tiles. Precast concrete roof tiles have a life span of 50 years or longer, compared with 25 years or less for standard asphalt- or fiberglass-based shingles. If they ever do need to be replaced, the old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Because of their thermal capacity, concrete roof tiles can also reduce your home heating and cooling costs and maintain more constant indoor air temperatures. From a safety standpoint, the tiles are noncombustible and won't burn when exposed to flames or sparks. They also are available in a variety of classic styles such as barrel, shake, and slate profiles.

3. Use concrete for all your exterior flatwork. Using cast-in-place concrete or decorative interlocking concrete pavers to build your sidewalks, driveways, and backyard patios offers a multitude of environmental benefits. Concrete is made locally and only in the quantities needed for each project, making it one of the most resource-efficient materials you can use. What's more, installing a concrete patio rather than a wood deck saves lumber and eliminates the need for regular maintenance with solvent-based wood stains and sealers. Because of their light color, concrete slabs also have higher light reflectivity than asphalt pavements, reducing urban heat-island effects.

4. Use a cement-based exterior finish. There are a number of cement-based wall finishes you can choose from to dress up your home's exterior. Traditional stucco has been used for decades as an exterior finish material for homes, but it's gaining new appreciation for its many sustainable qualities, including fire resistance, excellent weathering characteristics, low maintenance, and resistance to rot, mold and termite infestation. Another option is to cover your walls with a stampable concrete overlay, a lightweight polymer-modified decorative wall system that can be imprinted to mimic natural stone. If you like the look of traditional wood clapboard siding, consider installing cement-based cladding, a composition of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that offers the performance benefits of stucco yet looks like wood. and weather-tightness of your home: cast-in-place concrete walls (where the forms are removed once the concrete hardens), precast panels, concrete blocks, and insulating concrete forms (ICFs). With ICF walls, the concrete is pumped between two layers of polystyrene foam insulation, so they offer superior insulating values and airtightness, dramatically reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool a home. ICF homes also are less drafty and maintain more even indoor temperatures.

5. Install a pervious concrete driveway. Pervious concrete, a porous paving material that captures rainwater and allows it to percolate into the soil, is an eco-friendly solution in areas where stormwater management and reducing pollution runoff are concerns. Pervious pavements will also channel more water to the tree roots and landscaping on your property, so there is less need for irrigation. Your options include precast permeable concrete pavers or samui phangan real estate 

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cast-in-place pervious concrete, made with a special porous mix. If you want to enhance the appearance of your pervious concrete driveway, you can add integral color to the concrete before it's placed or spray apply water-based concrete stains on the surface after installation.

6. Use an eco-friendly concrete mix. The predominant raw material for the cement in concrete is limestone. Although this mineral is abundant, you can conserve resources and help to recycle waste by substituting a portion of the cement with fly ash, slag cement, or silica fume, all byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities.

7. Use recycled materials in your landscape designs. Recycling can be incorporated into just about every aspect of home landscaping with concrete. You can

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mix all sorts of inexpensive recycled materials into concrete to create unusual artistic effects, including broken or crushed glass, recycled aggregates, crushed seashells, and bits of scrap metal.

8. Reuse your old concrete. If you have an old concrete patio, driveway, or walkway removed, save money and help conserve resources by reusing the concrete rather than having it hauled away to a landfill. Many companies process reclaimed concrete into a substitute for crushed stone, which has a number of viable uses around the home. For example, you can use the crushed bits of concrete as granular fill, as a base course for a new patio, or as aggregate in new concrete. Source: www.concretenetwork.com


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

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


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SUDS UP! M

aking soap at home is a satisfying, inexpensive way to provide for your family's needs or create wonderful gifts for your friends. You can make soap using a kit, but making it from scratch enables you to choose your own ingredients and customize the soap to fit your needs.

• 2 teaspoons almond oil (or your choice of nourishing oil) • 5ml - 15ml essential oils or fragrance (depending on strength of scent)

Because all soaps contain lye (you really can't call it soap if there isn't lye in it), rebatching is a great way to make your own natural soap without all the dangerous chemicals (like SLS's; sodium laurel sulfate and the like).

Grate unscented, plain white natural soap, or use natural Castile soap, and place into a Pyrex or heatresistant glass bowl. Add 1/4 cup of water. No need to stir, in fact, don't stir it no matter how tempted you may be, it adds too many air bubbles to your mix. Make a double boiler by placing Pyrex into a pot of simmering water and heat gently until melted.

Not only is it fun to make and far better for your skin than the junk in the store, but this recipe is fully customizable to suit whatever mood, flavor, scent, or property you want.

Remove from heat and add remainder of ingredients. Fold in ingredients very carefully to mix without adding any bubbles if possible.

There are tons of ways to spice this up with your choice of additives such as: • Citrus, Ginger & Almond • Gardener's soap - with pumice, orange and tea tree • Floral facial soap - rosehip seed oil, rose, neroli and sandalwood essential oils Basic Natural Handmade Soap Recipe (Rebatching): • 1 1/2 cups grated white unscented natural soap or Castile soap • 1/2 cup oatmeal (or crushed almonds, or pumice, or your choice of additive) • 2 tablespoons honey

Next step is to pour it into your mold. This is where it gets fun. You can use so many things to make your soap how you want it to look. Sure you can buy soap molds in fancy designs, but a Pringles can, or old ice cream box (smeared with petroleum jelly so it releases) works just as well. Pour soap into your mold and tap mold gently to release any air bubbles, and place in the refrigerator to set. After it is set enough to release it from the mold you can remove it and place it on a rack to dry fully (for at least 3 weeks to fully cure). After soap has cured, you can cut and wrap up your natural handmade soap to use yourself, or give as great gifts. Just remember that food colour is not suitable for making soap. You can use herbs and spices for coloring and added benefits as well as essential oils to add fabulous properties to your homemade soap. You can also just buy a natural soap base kit, add your specialty or custom ingredients, and follow given directions. samui phangan real estate 

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BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR SALE Great location, only a few minutes walk to Bang rak beach and a beautiful sunset. 2 en suite bedrooms, 1 kids bedroom, European kitchen, fully teak furnished. Price on sale 7,500,000THB

Call for viewing +66(0) 81 261 3083


BAAN TALING NGAM VILLA

HB063

PRICE : THB 30,000,000 Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms Facilities

BOPHUT VILLA

HV099

BAN TAI VILLA

HG 078

: Beach Front Villa : Taling Ngam : 500 sq.m. : 130 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

BOPHUT HILL VILLA

PRICE : THB 29,000,000

PRICE : THB 19,750,000

PRICE : THB 23,900,000

Property Type : Ocean View Villa Location : Bophut Land Size : 1,576 sq.m. Villa Size : 900 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 4 Facilities : Private pool, Gym, Sauna and Stream room

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

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

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

HV130

: Ocean View Villa : Bophut : 892 sq.m. : 430 sq.m. :5 : Private pool, Jacuzzi

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


PHU CHAWENG VILLA

HV128

BANG RAK VILLA

HV127

CHAWENG VILLA

PRICE : THB 16,000,000

PRICE : THB 15,900,000

PRICE : THB 19,900,000

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

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

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

: Ocean View Villa : Phu Chaweng Villa : 724 sq.m. : 400 sq.m. :4 : Private pool

LIPA NOI VILLA

HV129

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

BOPHUT VILLA

HG077

: Garden View Villa : Chaweng : 600 sq.m. : 325 sq.m. :4 : Private pool

BOPHUT HILLSIDE VILLA HG046

PRICE : THB 25,900,000

PRICE : THB 15,900,000

PRICE : THB 13,900,000

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

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

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

: Ocean View Villa : Lipa Noi : 821 sq.m. : 320 sq.m. :4 : Private pool, Beach access

: Garden View Villa : Bophut : 800 sq.m. : 200 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

HG079

: Garden View Villa : Bophut Hill : 550 sq.m. : 210 sq.m. :3 : Private pool

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


LIPA NOI - 1.4 RAI

B142

LIPA YAI - 8 RAI

V181

BANG POR - 1342 SQ.M.

B157

PRICE : THB 33,000,000

PRICE : THB 10,000,000

PRICE : THB 25,000,000

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

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

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

CHAWENG - 3,084 SQ.M.

BOPHUT - 1,376 SQ.M.

LIPA YAI - 1,790 SQ.M.

V175

V177

B141

PRICE : THB 13,500,000

PRICE : THB 4,800,000

PRICE : THB 17,000,000

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

Breathtaking panoramic ocean views over looking  Gulf of Thailand and view of Phangan Island. Perfect  plot to build a dream  luxury villa and great location for residence area. Just 5 mins. to fisherman’ s village and 10 mins. to Famous Chaweng Area. Full access through the land with all  mandatory  infrastructure; water and electricity. Do not miss a chance to own this now!!!

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

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


BAN TAI - 26 RAI

B 128

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

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


DHEVATARA RESIDENCE BEACH FRONT VILLAS PRICE Property Type Location Land Size Villa Size No. of Bedrooms

: Price On Application : Beach Front Villa : Bophut : 1,000 sq.m. : 430 sq.m. :4

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

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


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LIVING IN KOH SAMUI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LIVING IN KOH PHANGAN

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

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

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

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

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

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the legal arena  l  land title deeds

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

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

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

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

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BEACH LAND FOR SALE LAND FOR SALE KOH SAMUI (Bang Kao) 5 Rai and 231 Talangwah 8925 m2. (Chanote title) Bang Kao – also known as Laem Set beach - are amongst the least developed parts of Koh Samui with only a few resorts and luxury villas spread at leisurely intervals along the beach.

THB 7,500,000 PR. RAI OTHER ACTIVITIES NEARBY THE LAND: The Butterfly Garden, Buffalo Show, Tropical Zoo and the Aquarium DISTANCES FROM IMPORTANT PLACES: Airport .............................................. 40 minutes Seatran Ferry .................................... 30 minutes Raja Ferry ......................................... 20 minutes Golf Course ...................................... 40 minutes Chaweng Beach ............................... 30 minutes Lamai Beach .................................... 15 minutes

For more information about this land please contact: 081 261 3083 yumakelifebetter@gmail.com


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the legal arena

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the legal arena  l  building regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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ISLAND CONTACTS PROPERTY DEVELOPERS/ ESTATE AGENTS ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENTS .....................077 231 625

ADVANTAGE PROPERTY.....................................081 892 6372

ANGTHONG APARTMENTS....................................077 430 326 ANGTHONG VILLAS.............................................089 972 1539

AQUALINA SAMUI.................................................084 322 4680

ARTRIUM SUITES.................................................087 607 6078

BAAN FAA SAI BY ANGTHONG HILLS...................086 256 555 BAAN RAK TALAY .................................................. 077 430 326

BAANSUAY LAND & HOUSE..................................077 426 967 BAMBUH................................................................086 061 4280

BAN SWEET COCONUT.......................................089 500 9800

BASE DEVELOPMENTS.........................................077 961 762

BEACH REPUBLIC................................................ 089 011 9538. CD&P......................................................................081 924 9574 CHAWENG BAYVIEW RESORT...........................077 414 071-5 CHAWENG COVE BEACH RESORT......................077 422 509

CHAWENG SILA......................................................077 430 779 CHEONGMON GARDENS ....................................086 043 5438 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTY ................................089 866 2062

DHEVATARA PROPERTY........................................077 430 326

DREAMCOAST DEVELOPMENTS........................081 082 9355

ECO REAL ESTATE ASIA........................................077 961 991

EMERALD RESIDENCE........................................081 903 8003 EXCLUSIVE VILLA ................................................084 708 1501

FUNCTION HOMES.................................................077 430 540 HALCYON SAMUI PROPERTIES..........................089 971 7194

HILLSIDE VILLAGE...............................................081 903 8003

HOLLYWOOD VILLA..............................................083 396 0244 HORIZON HOMES...................................................077 417 005 INFINITY SAMUI....................................................089 666 0610 IPM SAMUI.............................................................081 894 4093 KOH SAMUI LAND & HOME..................................089 474 1837

KARMA SAMUI........................................................077 413 901 KOH PHANGAN HOLIDAY HOMES......................087 898 3918

KOH SAMUI PROPERTY.........................................077 230 606

KALARA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES..............077 246 100 KIRIKAYAN...............................................................077 247 867 LAAN DARA SAMUI.................................................077 414 204 LAEM NOI LAND....................................................081 903 8003 LOTUS TERRACES...............................................089 972 3043

LUXURY LIVING KOH SAMUI...............................091 034 3808

LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES...............................077 427 648 LUXURY VILLAS SIAM..........................................087 922 8381 MANDALAY GARDEN............................................080 523 4488 MANGROVE VILLA ...............................................081 374 0014

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MINI GOLF.............................................................081 787 9148 MOBY DICK GUESTHOUSE.................................081 892 1990 NARAI KIRI............................................................081 537 3088 NARESH..................................................................077 426 944 OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESIDENCE.............089 813 5715 OCEAN 13 THE RESIDENCES.............................085 885 3434 OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO ................080 535 1725 PALM CREEK RESIDENCE...................................081 374 0014 PALM GROUP ASIA...............................................085 795 9393 PLAI LAEM VILLAS................................................085 782 4910 PEARL PROPERTY...............................................081 370 2480 PHATHONG RESIDENCE.....................................089 813 5715 PLUMERIA PLACE..................................................077 430 043 PROPERTYBROKERSTHAI.COM RBC PROPERTIES ...............................................089 894 9088 REPLAY SAMUI ..................................................... 077 448 201 RESOTEL GROUP INTERNATIONAL...................081 737 3076 ROYAL SAMUI HEIGHTS........................................077 414 222 SAMRAN GARDENS.............................................089 474 1837 SAMUI BURI BEACH RESORT............................077 447 275-9 SAMUI ESCAPES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT..... 077 245 136 SAMUI ESTATES CORPORATION..........................077 414 222 SAMUI PHANGNAN PROPERTIES.......................081 979 0679 SAMUI QUICK SALE ............................................081 082 4030 SAMUI SANCTUARY.............................................084 689 7081 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES.......................................077 427 648 SAGE LAND & HOUSE..........................................089 016 9750 SAMUI RESOTEL BEACH RESORT.......................077 422 374 SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE.........................................077 430 326 SAMUI DIAMOND PROPERTIES..........................087 895 4132 SAMUJANA............................................................080 886 4226 SEA VIEW LAND FOR SALE ...............................081 651 1444. SHAMBALA SUNSET BEACH VILLA.....................089 972 1539 SIAM IMMO COMPANY.........................................081 850 6475 SINTHORANEE PROPERTY...................................077 414 222 TALING NGAM TROPICAL VILLA..........................089 651 0302 THAI PROPERTY.....................................................086 948 443


THAILAND RETREATS............................................077 427 774 THE EMERALD THONGSON................................081 893 5996 THE MANDALAY VILLAS.......................................085 797 0477 THE PHUFAR RESIDENCE ..................................081 535 9100 THE ROYAL MOUNTAIN........................................081 956 1636

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

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

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

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

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

GARDEN & LANDSCAPE

VERTICOLOR SAMUI .............................................077 914 000

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

TROPICAL HOME.................................................082 179 3933 VILLA SOPHIA & VILLA COCONUT......................087 823 7371 YUPA LAND AND HOUSE.....................................081 891 7912 X2 RESIDENCES...................................................082 495 2525

LEGAL SERVICES LIMCHAROEN..........................................................077 246 185

BIG BUSINESS........................................................077 413 764 BLUMENTHAL RICHTER & SUMET.......................077 231 732

CHARNDELL DISPUTE MANAGEMENT................02 514 9170 IPM SAMUI.............................................................081 894 4093

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

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

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

IKON KITCHEN......................................................089 972 2789 I.P.M. SAMUI..........................................................081 894 4093 ONE STOP SOLUTIONS.......................................081 893 4935 RS VENTURE.......................................................02 662 3571-3

MANIT ASSOCIATES...............................................077 458 135

SWIMMING POOLS

NAI ANDREW PARK..............................................081 830 4462

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

NAT ACCOUNTING..................................................077 246 249 NSP & LAWS FIRM..................................................077 458 204

SUKHOTHAI INTER LAW........................................077 430 642 VITTAYA BUSINESS LAW OFFICE ........................077 484 470

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

LIGHTING SYSTEMS CREATIVE SYSTEM PROJECTS ........................ 080 698 6811 FIBER OPTICS.........................................................077 448 077

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

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

CERA........................................................................077 247 805

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

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

DES JOYAUX...........................................................077 247 588 JD POOLS................................................................077 427 356 PURA POOLS..........................................................077 960 565 TSP POOLS.............................................................077 234 034

DESIGN SERVICES 3D ARCHITECT ...................................................... 077 238 962 ARCHITECTUAL VISUALISATIONS........................077 247 862 BOTANICAL DESIGNS LANDSCAPING...............084 315 9742 OPEN DESIGNER.................................................089 890 4960 SAMUI GRAPEVINE..............................................080 620 9964

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HOME SERVICES ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712 AUTOMATIC GATE................................................081 892 1066 CERIS LAFARGE ROOFING...................................02 586 5600 ECO PEST CONTROL...........................................085 791 2496 EUROPEAN RAIN GUTTERING..............................077 423 073 EZ DOCK (THAILAND)............................................077 426 955 FAR THAWEE PORN............................................077 245 570-1 INFINITY HOME MANAGEMENT............................077 426 608 NITE STONE............................................................077 247 769 ONE STOP SOLUTIONS.......................................081 893 4935 SAMUI MASTER WATER.........................................077 427 726 SEARA SPORTS......................................................076 355 040 SUNFLEX ASIA........................................................077 414 412 THE STONE DOCTOR..........................................087 282 4930 TRUE VISIONS........................................................077 231 490

RS BUILT ..............................................................086 271 0156 SIL ARCHITECTS..................................................083 690 9700

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712 BLUE BUILDING...................................................... 077 430 411 EXIM STUDIO..........................................................02 934 7921 PALM CONSTRUCTION..........................................077 961 991 P&W CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT.................077 238 182. RS BUILT ..............................................................086 271 0156 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES.......................................077 430 326 SEA B.C...................................................................077 960 584 TROPICAL BUILDERS.............................................077 602 262

UNIVERSE LOGISTICS.........................................086 344 4989

MAINTENANCE SERVICE

FINANCE SERVICE

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

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

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712 DMA........................................................................085 790 1520

MANAGING SAMUI..................................................077 430 010 SQUEAKY CLEAN WINDOWS..............................087 013 7650

OTHER BANGKOK AIR WAYS ..........................................077 422 512-9 BLUECHIP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY..........089 651 0020 FIREWORKS SAMUI.............................................087 263 4371 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 BBC CAFÉ ..............................................................077 425 089 CHANTARA JUNK BOAT.......................................087 064 3126 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SAMUI...................077 484 548 HARLEY DAVIDSON BANGKOK.............................02 934 4855 MAGNOLIA SPA.......................................................077 601 133 MAX MURPHY.........................................................077 413 614 MINI GOLF.............................................................081 787 9148 MOBY DICK IRISH BAR........................................081 892 1990 OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESTAURANT............077 245 134 OCEANS ELITE CHARTERS...................................077 427 244 RAJDHEVEE CLINIC...............................................077 430 702 PAUL ROPP SAMUI .............................................086 270 3060 WECI & COMPUTER INSTITUTE............................077 233 101

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The Chantara Junk Boat is one of the most breathtaking ways to enjoy Koh Samui and her surrounding islands. With group trips three time a week to Koh Phangan and private tours available, what better way to experience the stunning blue waters of the Thailand gulf. Visit www.junk-boat-cruise.com

For more information or phone 087 064 3126/077 426 741  to book now. Group trips three time a week : Tuesday, Saturday(9am-5pm), Thursday sunset trip(11am-7pm).


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Samujana is an exclusive collection of spacious individual and decadent residences for sale with award-winning architecture that embraces its natural tropical environment. Perfectly perched on a Samui Island hillside with pure sea views, direct beach access and boasting some of Asia’s largest private pools, each uniquely designed villa offers an impressive photo scene of both sea, neighbouring islands, and hills. With seamless and attentive hospitality services, your Samujana investment promises to soar beyond expectations with fantastic rental returns in an everpopular Thai island destination. Immerse yourself in the splendour of Samui’s shoreline and experience Samujana.

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Phone: +66 (0) 81968 3486, +66 (0)77 427 648 ext. 108 Email: sales@epsamui.com epsamui.com luxuryvillasandhomes.com thesignaturecollection.com theboutiquevillas.com Samui Villas & Homes Co Ltd. 11/7 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320 Thailand


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