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ENJOY THE VIEW  •  FEEL THE QUALITY  •  LIVE THE LIFESTYLE

EXCLUSIVE BEACHFRONT AND SEA VIEW LAND, 16 PLOTS IN TOTAL, 9 PLOTS REMAINING FOR SALE

19 SEA VIEW PLOTS FOR SALE (16 SOLD) 5 BEDROOM VILLA & SEPARATE GUEST VILLA FOR RENT OR SALE

Plai Laem Soi 8 Choeng Mon, Koh Samui, Thailand Contact : Mr. Yo 081 537 3088 LUXURIOUS 6 BEDROOM MAIN VILLA WITH 360o SEA VIEWS AND SEPARATE GUEST VILLA FOR RENT OR SALE & 1 PLOT FOR SALE

sales@naraikiri.com yochaweng@hotmail.com www.naraikiri.com, www.samui-ultimate-samui.com

SAMUI ROYAL HOLDINGS SKYLINE RESIDENCES HILLSIDE PROJECT NARAI KIRI RESIDENCES

KOH SAMUI 14 SEA VIEW HILLSIDE PLOTS FOR SALE (1 SOLD), STARTING FROM 1.6 MILLION BAHT


EDITORIAL

EDITOR'S LETTER Can you believe we are half way through the year? Time certainly flies. So far, 2014 has seen positive growth, even with the political issues in Bangkok that looked set to create a dark cloud, thankfully we are still all blue skies with tourists flocking to the islands we love and residents staying put. This issue is filled to the brim with some incredible properties, great ways to improve your own both inside and out as well as some irresistible retail therapy! Happy reading and don’t forget you can always find us online - www.samui-phanganmagazine.com

Jade Moore editor

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

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contents inside & out 14

Retail Therapy Bathroom Beauty

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Architect's Talk Selecting An Architect

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Retail Therapy Take A Seat

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Superior Interior Spruce Up Your Home

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Food for Thought Fresh And Fruity

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Retail Therapy Tale Of Many Tables

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Outdoor Living Great Outdoor Chill Zones

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realty in focus 52

Property Report CentralFestival Samui

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Legal Buzz Off-Plan Investment Part 1

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Investor Corner Hotel Investment Skyrockets

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Island Scoop News From The Island

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Developer In-View Palm Construction

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Hot Property Baan Bella Vista

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Villa Rental Find Your Perfect Island Retreat

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Personal Profile Alex Armitage - Horizon Homes

90 Feature Aqualina

island life 96 Close Up Sabienglae 100

Green Scene Sowing The Seeds Part 2

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Eco Outdoor Junkyard Dog

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Home Help State Of The Art

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life on the isles 116 117

Koh Samui Map Koh Samui Living

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Koh Phangan Map

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Koh Phangan Living

the legal arena 126

Land Title Deeds

127 Chanote 128

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

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Island Contacts


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ljusnan

BATHROOM BEAUTY Not enough storage space?

Can never find what you need? Countertop littered with products, make-up and everything in between?

Lidan door storage

Well then get organised and unclutter your bathroom and give all your shower-time items a home with these great baskets and storage options. www.ikea.co/th

Lidan square

Fryken

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Asuden

Asuden tall

Dragan Lidan

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R EN T

R EN T

“Your Independent Estate Agent” Est. 2008

House • Bophut • Ref: S664

Villa • Bophut • Ref: S657

LONG TERM RENTAL: Walled in, 2 bed single storey villa, with garden, great location, free water and Govt. electric, no pool but sea 2 min drive.

SNOOKER TABLE: 3 bed villa, laid out over 2 floors, ideal for family holidays. Close to all amenities and has open mountain views.

From 60,000 THB/month

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From: 25,000 THB/month

Villa • Maenam • Ref: S673

Land • Bang Po • Ref: S669

BEACH 800M: A newly built 3 bed single storey, modern villa with a western style kitchen and situated in a peaceful location near the beach.

TWO LAND PLOTS: Plots are 592sqm and 596sqm with separate road access, sea views to Koh Phangan and sat on an established and well kept estate.

SA

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2,500,000 THB (for both plots)

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From: 65,000 THB/month

Apartment • Chaweng Yai • Ref: S674

Land • Lipa Noi • Ref: S662

2,900,000 THB

SEA VIEWS: 2 bed apartment, ideal holiday home/ rentals, sat on a project with facilities including shop, Thai restaurant and management company.

3,800,000 THB KEEN TO SELL: 1.9 rai/3,040sqm of flat land with registered access, near the ring road. Govt. electric 100m away. Ideal for a project.

PROPERTY AND LAND SALES • RENTALS


SA LE

SA LE

+66 (0)80 535 1725 +66 (0)81 737 6808 +66 (0)98 016 6887 info@overseaspropertyportfolio.com www.overseaspropertyportfolio.com

Villa • Bophut • Ref: S678

House • Maenam • Ref: S663

STANDALONE VILLA: 2 bed, private walled in villa with mezzanine level currently used as an office. Pool and gym facilities available on site.

QUIET LOCATION: Recently finished 2 bed, single storey villa with the option of buying the neighboring plot to extend/build a pool.

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4,740,000 THB

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4,500,000 THB

Villa Project • Bophut: S684

Villa • Lipa Noi • Ref: S681

OFF PLAN: Situated close to all amenities, single storey villas, ideal for permanent home or holiday home/rental. Show house available on site.

PRIVATE VILLA: A walled in, single story, 3 bed villa in a quiet location, sat on a small and well managed project. Off road parking and private pool.

SA

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10,000,000 THB

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From: 9,900,000 THB

Villa • Maenam • Ref: S679

Villa • Taling Ngam • Ref: S682

QUALITY FINISHINGS: New 3 bed modern villa, with electric gate, private garden and pool with large sunken sala. Fully furnished throughout.

BREATHTAKING VIEWS: A magnificent 3/4 bed villa with spectacular 180 degree views of the mountains and sea. Interior designed throughout.

16,990,000 THB

45,000,000 THB

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


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SELECTING AN

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Ask ten architects to design a project and you’ll get ten completely different designs. These designs (and their budgets and construction limitations) could make your project a resounding success or could make it something less than successful. Architecture, by the nature of the business, is a servicebased profession. Architects provide design services and typically bundle other administrative, planning, and construction services into their fee. So if you get ten different designs from ten different firms, how do you decide which architect is the absolute best fit for your development endeavor? Each architecture firm is structured differently, has varied design aesthetic preferences, and is skilled at different subsets of the profession. While not exhaustive, here are a few ways to better understand who might be the best architect for your next project. Get multiple quotes Unless you are dead-set on a specific architect/firm, multiple quotes give you the best understanding for how competitive the market is for architectural design services. Each firm will likely quote different services involved in their work. So, as best as you can, get an apples-to-apples comparison of the quotes submitted based on the services provided. Talk to Previous Clients Ask each firm for a list of clients (both current and previous) that have built projects with that firm. Interviewing clients can give you a high level of insight into the working relationship you’ll likely have with your architect/firm. View Previous Work Take a tour of the firm’s previous work. Look for similarities in design, material motifs, quality of design, and other aspects that give you a hint into how their finished products turn out. This gives you a great opportunity to talk with property managers as well. PMs often know their buildings in intimate detail.

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Interview Team (not just leadership) Architecture firms operate like any other organization. While leadership will likely be who you interact with on a day-to-day basis, the team behind the leadership can be just as important to know. Tour their office (look for moments of design brilliance) All architecture firms have the exact same opportunity to showcase their creativity, level of expertise, and design aesthetic–their office. When you tour an architect’s office, look for details that clue you in to their personality and design preferences. Side note: a messy office doesn’t always mean the firm produces messy work. Actually this can be quite the opposite many times. Architectural design is a messy endeavor! Understand Firm Scale/Constraints/Ambition Each architecture firm is structured differently, has different goals as an organization, and can provide different levels of service. It can be a tough decision to

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turn down a young, ambitious firm for a more senior one with years of experience. As best as you can, try to gauge the constraints your project will place on the firm. Ask About Other Projects in Their Pipeline This could be a sub-point to understanding the scale and constraints of the firm. If a firm has nothing on their plate at the moment, your project will be at the center of their attention. If they just won three proposals, the level of service for your project might diminish.

An architect that’s a tremendous fit for you, your project, and your development team is a match made in heaven. Great architects often do subtle things throughout the design process that make them allstars in their field. While architectural mistakes and blunders are easy to see, the aspects that set great architects apart aren’t always easy to detect. Hopefully the points above can help you find your all-star architect. Happy building!


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


Tulip Lounge Chair

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TAKE A SEAT

Pornyos Armchair

Sit down in style and make a statement with these chairs and sofas that twist the realms of seating design as we know it. www.corner43.com

Fuji

chalee

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Triton Chase

Nautilus Seating Pod

Melo

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MODERN LIVING SPACES

Eco-design with iconic modern architecture; Aqualina presents a cool new approach to exclusive tropical living. This unique hillside development is in Maenam, the northern coast of Thailand’s Samui Island, where innovative design exists in harmony with the natural environment. The land of 10 rais (approximately 4 acres) with chanote title deed is for sale for a keen investor who wants to develop the project or to own one luxury villa with a large plot of land for ultimate living.

www.aqualinasamui.com

TEL: 081 837 6001 083 838 9983

19/10 Moo1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 E-mail: info@kodanmal.com

JACKIY KRATAI


inside & out  l  superior interior

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SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME WITHOUT SPENDING A SINGLE BAHT! No money to renovate? Save yourself some money by trying some of these simple yet effective ways to give your house a new look and feel…. Arrange your coffee table nicely. A stack of books, a tray or basket, and a vase of flowers are all you need to make your coffee table look chic and pulled together. Swap photos in frames. An easy way to give your room a fresh look is simply by trading out the photos or artwork in the frames on the wall. Use old black and white family photos, pics from a recent trip or something completely different, like art postcards. Use your best. Don’t wait for a special occasion to bring out the good china or fancy glasses.What’s the point of having it, if it just sits in a cupboard most of the year? Move your furniture around. Move your bookcases into the dining room (or your dining table into the living room) for a cozy library vibe. For a smaller change, try switching chairs, side tables or lamps between rooms for a new look. Use kitchen containers as fancy organizers. Cake plates and tins, teacups and teapots, dessert plates and serving trays can make creative containers. Rearrange your counter. Counters get cluttered up so easily; thankfully, it doesn’t take long to get things looking nice again. Start by clearing everything off your countertop, and replace only the items you use daily. To take it a step further, choose a few pretty items to display, like a serving tray propped against the wall and a cream pitcher filled with flowers. Organize your books. Sort your books by color. You don’t need to commit to doing an entire bookcase; just start with a few shelves and see how you like it.

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Change the look of a chair or sofa with blankets. For a quick change, try tucking a pretty blanket or another textile tightly around a sofa cushion, or neatly fold a blanket and drape it across the seat and back of an armchair, as shown here. Light your candles. Candles create a lovely ambience like nothing else. Light them whenever you want a little mood boost - try putting one in the entryway, on the coffee table and on the mantel, and a few tapers or tea lights on the dining table. Do something nice for yourself. Brew yourself a cup of your favorite coffee and bring it back to bed with you on a Saturday morning. Or treat yourself to a glass of wine in the backyard. Enjoy your home!

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inside & out  l  food for though

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FRESH AND FRUITY As the weather is hot hot hot, a great way to keep cool, but still be healthy is to make your own fresh fruit popsicles or ice-treats. Below is a starter recipe for you to enjoy, or make up your own. Stay cool. Stay healthy!

CHILLING CHECKLIST BUY

You can find ice pop molds at Big C and Tesco, or just use small cups and Popsicle sticks. Each recipe will make 6 to 8 pops, depending on the size of your molds.

FREEZE

To finish each recipe, pour the mixture into molds and insert sticks. If using cups, freeze until partially frozen and slushy, about 30 minutes, then insert sticks. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

SERVE

To remove, run hot water over the outsides of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull the sticks. This is only one recipe below – you can create your own with any number of ingredients including yoghurt, honey and any fruit you love!

JUICY MADNESS INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups diced fresh mango • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple • 1 cup strawberries cut in halves • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice or orange juice • Combine all ingredients (excluding the strawberries) in the blender for a few seconds. Fill 1/3 of each mold with blender mix and then place a couple of strawberry halves in each and then pour remaining blender mix into each mold.

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

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


Your Total Real Estate Solutions

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

Chaweng 70 Sq.m.

Price:

6,900,000 THB

HIGH QUALITY VILLAS WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS – 16 units Location: Villa Size:

Bophut 258.2 Sq.m.

Price:

9,900,000 THB

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

Tongson Bay 210 Sq.m.

Price:

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

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

Plai Laem 150 Sq.m.

Price:

7,800,000 THB

BALI VILLAS WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHROOMS – 3 units Location: Villa Size:

Bophut 250 Sq.m.

Price:

14,900,000 THB

STUNNING SEA VIEW PRIVATE POOL VILLA Location: Villa Size:

Choeng Mon 600 Sq.m.

Guillaume: 093 583 5472 Anna: 093 574 5915

Price:

70,000,000 THB


Vintage passion

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Jonier Coin

TALE OF MANY TABLES At the end of your sofa, next to your bed, in the bathroom, outdoors next to your favourite lounging spot – a side-table is a great way to complete a room or area. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have somewhere to put your keys….or glass of wine! www.sbdesignsquare.com

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10 GREAT OUTDOOR CHILL ZONES

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CLASSIC HAMMOCK. If you have nice, big trees in your backyard, why not put them to good use? String up a hammock and let the relaxation commence. Come home from work, kick off your shoes, grab something to drink and make a beeline to the backyard. No trees? You can also find hammocks that come with their own stands. PRIVATE DINING AREA. When it’s warm, there’s nothing better than coming home and immediately kicking off your shoes, grabbing an ice-cold drink and heading right outside. Sitting outdoors in the fresh air is a great way to loosen up, unwind and let go…..see if one of these 10 ideas will work for your porch, patio or yard. POOLSIDE LOUNGE. If you have a pool (lucky you!) why not steer away from the usual plastic deck furniture in favor of something sleeker and more chic? A sea grass daybed, linenbacked deck chairs and a Moroccan tea table create a light, airy feel in this poolside space. Unwind under the shade of an oversize umbrella with a tall glass of something on ice and your favorite trashy novel. No pool? This look would work equally well on a backyard deck - I would surround the seating area with big pots of fragrant plants, like lavender. PATIO HANGOUT. Who says only kids get to have fun on swings? Juice up your patio with a colorful indoor-outdoor hanging chair and a few big potted plants with interesting foliage, and swing your worries away. SECRET READING NOOK. If what you love most is to escape with a good book, a tucked-away reading nook is what you need. In a corner of this garden, a cushioned bench gets extra privacy from hanging vintage shutters and vines trailing down from overhead.

Whether you want to dine al fresco or just bringa glass of wine outdoors on a pleasant weekend, having a welcoming table for two is essential. Find a place blocked from the wind - a corner of the garden would be ideal - and make it feel even more private by surrounding it in lush plantings. Keep a stash of fresh tablecloths indoors and carry one out with you when you want to hang out at your table - it’s the quickest and easiest way to keep your table looking fresh. TROPICAL RETREAT. Deep, dark tropical and reclaimed wood furniture, moody lighting and a hammock converge on this porch to make an irresistible hideaway. Whether your idea of R&R involves pouring cocktails and playing cards with friends, or enjoying a little peace and quiet solo, a setup like this will have you covered. On a deck that gets a lot of sun, curtains or blinds can make the space much more comfortable. For a tropical look, try hanging simple (and inexpensive) bamboo blinds, as shown here. ROOFTOP REFUGE. A chill-out zone like this one is essential for city dwellers. Even if your space is small (and the budget is limited), you can pull together a cute retreat with a café table for sitting and a blanket-covered futon and burlap pillows for lounging. Source - www.houzz.com

NAPWORTHY PORCH. A covered porch is the perfect place for napping - the fresh air and gentle breeze soothe, but the roof is there to protect you if a sudden shower springs up while you snooze. Any daybed makes a fine napping spot, but I think the rocking motion of a hanging bed is especially restful. BACKYARD HIDEAWAY. Make a simple pergola in the backyard feel like an exotic getaway by stringing up white curtains all around and placing a cushy outdoor sofa or daybed underneath. The curtains not only create privacy but can also be adjusted to block the sun on a hot day. samui phangan real estate 

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CentralFestival Opens in Koh Samui PHOTOGRAPHY By: Wison Tungthunya

Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) has unveiled its latest grand retail development project, CentralFestival Samui ideally situated on the best location along Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui, which is considered the main business area of the island. CentralFestival Samui officially opened on 29th March with mixed reactions from locals, tourists and residents. CentralFestival Samui’s themed mall presents the unique characteristics of Koh Samui and the way of life of residents on the island that has long been known as a world-class tourist destination. The new shopping centre’s architecture is inspired the vintage

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Chaweng Port theme and also features contemporary architecture. The vintage Chaweng Port theme can be seen through the use of charming decorations such as birdcages, which will remind people of Koh Samui residents’ daily lives. There are also other beautiful decorative themes such as the Chino-Portuguese influence, the Fisherman Village theme and the Old Town Market theme, showcasing the colonial-style architecture and the “East meets West” blend. CentralFestival Samui say they will be able to comprehensively respond to customer needs thanks to the main magnet store, namely, Central Department Store and other great anchor stores such as Tops


Market, PowerBuy, SuperSports and B2S. There are also purportedly more than 200 stores by local and international brands like Rip Curl, Playboy, Oakley, Uniqlo, CCOO, Giordano, Esprit, Jaspal, Adidas, Psylo, Natural Art Gallery, Helen Mark and Jim Thompson. Furthermore, there is a Night Bazaar to attract tourists in the evenings. Moreover, there is also a great dining destination with an extensive range of cuisines and restaurant types for people of all lifestyles. The Port @ CentralFestival Samui is the first and only “lifestyle dining and gastro bar landmark” on Koh Samui, offering an indoor and outdoor dining space with a chill-out, relaxing atmosphere perfect for celebration. Establishments in the zone include Wine Connection, B Bistro, Cafe Zazen, Zen Sushi and Sake, Starbucks, Coffee Club, Coffee World, Copa Cabana, Kushi and Haagen-Dazs. In addition, there is also a Mario Land amusement park decorated under theme “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, aiming to be a hub of happiness for all people and especially children on the island. The shopping centre can host a variety of events and is looking to help promote tourism on Koh Samui, with the aim of attracting more visitors to the island.   Speaking of CPN’s marketing strategies for the opening of CentralFestival Samui, Dr. Nattakit said: ‘CPN has planned a variety of events, campaigns and promotions for the whole year in order to continually attract customers and tourists. CPN will send out reps to strategic areas of Koh Samui to hand out leaflets with AR codes, which can be redeemed for prizes at the Surprise Machine. Leaflets will also be distributed through the online channel at www.centralfestival.co.th and www.facebook.com/CentralFestivalSamui.

Dr. Nattakit Tandpoonsinthana, Executive Vice President of Marketing for CPN, said: "CPN sees Koh Samui’s great growth potential owing to the island being recognised as one of the world’s top tourist destinations drawing visitors with high purchasing power from all over the globe including Europe, Australia, Russia and China. Koh Samui attracts 1.9 million visitors per year, 80% of whom are foreigners. In addition, Koh Samui has seen dramatic growth in residential property development. CPN intends for the 3.1-billion-baht CentralFestival Samui to be a new landmark for the island, standing out both in terms of design and the extensiveness of offerings. The shopping centre’s design features elements and details that are unique to Koh Samui and will be the first themed mall developed by CPN. Its world-class design allows customers to have a resort-style shopping experience under the “Reminiscence of Southern Lifestyle” concept. Shoppers can relax while enjoying their shopping sprees. CentralFestival Koh Samui will be the newest, most fabulous lifestyle shopping centre in the province with the most extensive offerings that will respond well to the local residents and tourists’ lifestyle needs." Having only been a few months, it remains to be seen if this newly developed shopping complex will satisfy the needs of locals, residents and most importantly tourists. The next few months will be telling as to the success this complex and the gauging of the number of visitors and baht spent within this pioneer of Samui. For more information visit www.centralfestival.co.th samui phangan real estate 

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This article was co-written by Jeffrey Martin of the law firm Limcharoen.

OFF-PLAN INVESTMENTS Part 1

For real estate investors in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, investing in “off-plan” projects is often preferred to purchasing “used” properties. Although there are a variety of reasons for this, a few reasons come to mind: (a) Off-plan villas, condominiums and apartments are commonly offered to the initial investors/buyers at a discounted purchase price, thus providing a potentially greater ROI; (b) Sometimes buyers are able to customize their chosen property; and (c) Off-plan projects generally offer buyers a package, including estate management services and rental management services, although this can be offered in the context of resale properties as well. However, off-plan investments carry certain risks, primarily the risk of “non-completion” or “substandard completion”. This article considers ways in which buyers can mitigate the risks associated with off-plan investments, and is generally focused on off-plan projects as opposed to stand-alone properties, although most of the issues addressed herein apply to both scenarios The Development Team It is important to understand the team involved in developing the project. Who is the developer? Who is the head building contractor? Who is the architect? Does the project have an “independent” project manager? It should go without saying that the team should have experience directly relevant to the target investment. However, it is not uncommon for buyers to

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rush into off-plan purchases without fully considering the experience and competence of the development team, which can result in a painful and sometimes costly experience for the buyer. Legal Due Diligence As with any real estate investment in Thailand, due diligence is important in the off-plan context. With respect to off-plan investments, the point of contact is often not the actual owner of the project lands, and the buyer should therefore carry-out checks to determine the registered owner of the land, and whether there are any mortgages or other charges registered over the lands, which could prevent the legal transfer of units to the buyers. The buyer should also undertake a full title history search of the land, determine the zoning regulations applicable to the land, and determine whether the project has full legal access rights to a public road, and also how access rights will be provided to individual buyers within the project (more on this latter point in the next article). Payments and Foreign Exchange Transfer Forms (“FETFs”) It is common knowledge amongst off-plan buyers that the purchase price should be made in staged payments, with each payment (except the deposit) occurring after a discrete stage of construction, in order to avoid the risk of paying for work that is never completed. However, foreign buyers often overlook


the importance of keeping a clear record of payment with the Bank of Thailand and obtaining Foreign Exchange Transfer Forms (“FETFs”, previously “Tor Tor 3”), or similar documentation, which evidence the amount of funds remitted into Thailand. Without such documentation, upon a resale, investors can face problems repatriating funds from Thailand. There are ways of structuring one’s investment using an offshore entity, whereby a resale can be transacted offshore, but that topic is beyond the scope of this article. Legal Transfer Prior to Full Payment Many off-plan projects offer to register the buyer’s legal interest in the underlying land (whether a freehold transfer or a lease) after the buyer makes the first significant payment of the purchase price. While this obviously provides the individual buyer with real security, it can also create problems for the project in general, where delinquent buyers fail to make payments, thereby halting construction of their properties, while preventing the developer from easily reselling those properties. This scenario is clearly not in the interest of the developer, nor the other paying buyers, as neighbouring properties in the project may remain incomplete for an extended time. Currency Fluctuations

Thai Baht may become more costly relative to the currency held by the buyer. Currency exchange risks can be mitigated by capping the exchange rate (or setting a range of exchange rates) in the purchase agreement, although this is sometimes unacceptable to the developer, who might have no incentive to share this risk. Alternatively, the purchase funds can be remitted in advance to a Thai bank account, and sent to the developer from that Thai account in the appropriate stages. Some buyers chose to purchase Thai Baht from a financial institution outside of Thailand, although this approach can sometimes cause problems obtaining FETFs or similar documentation (see above) and may therefore affect the ability of the buyer to repatriate funds on resale. The next article will consider further issues relating to the ongoing use, maintenance and management of the off-plan project, which issues should also be considered before investing. This article is only intended to provide a brief overview of the issues associated with off-plan investments, and is not intended to be comprehensive. Buyers should consult with a qualified law firm before entering into an off-plan purchase.

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ASIAN HOTEL INVESTMENTS SKYROCKET 218 PERCENT Hotel investment volumes in Asia totaled $7.5 billion at the end of 2013, increasing a staggering 218 percent from the previous year, defying expectations. Last year represented the strongest year in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2007, when transaction volumes totaled $10.3 billion, according to JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group. Last month, real estate research firm Savills reported Asia hotel investments hit a six-year high in 2013. "Strong investor sentiment and, importantly, the availability of quality hotel assets were key reasons behind Asia's impressive sales volume in 2013 which was hindered only by the availability of additional stock as many owners increasingly hold off selling assets in anticipation of further market growth," Mike Batchelor, managing director Investment Sales, Hotels & Hospitality, JLL said in the report.

Other markets witnessed strong growth due to improved connectivity and improved outbound travel from mainland China, including Hong Kong ($486.7 million, up 19 percent year-over-year), Thailand ($337.0 million, up 31percent) and the Maldives, which recorded $267.6 million in transaction volumes over the year, up a whopping 614 percent from 2012. The firm expects continued investment in Asia's hotel sector in 2014, although with more moderate volumes due to fewer landmark transactions and portfolio deals in key gateway locations.

The region's hotel investments were led by Singapore, Japan and mainland China in 2013, with Japan's overall investment at $2.7 billion, increasing 480 percent from 2012.

"Japan, Indochina and the Indian Ocean may account for the majority of transaction volumes in 2014," Frank Sorgiovanni, vice president, Research & Strategic Advisory, Hotels & Hospitality, JLL, said in the report.

Transaction volumes for Singapore's hotel market reached $2.0 billion in 2013, more than 10 times what was recorded in 2012. Volumes were predominantly led by the sale of Grand Park Orchard hotel and Knightsbridge retail, the city's largest single asset transaction to date, JLL reports.

"Investors are gradually considering emerging hotel markets such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka where deals will be opportunistic. The Singapore and Mainland China markets will also remain strong on the back of robust investor appetite."

Coming in third, China accounted for approximately 13 percent of total investment activity, recording $1.1 billion in transactions, as investor confidence grew in the second half of the year due to improved access to financing from the government.

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"Mature hotel markets such as Singapore continue to be governed by well capitalized, inter-generational investors and as stock becomes increasingly limited, investors are now starting to look further afield once again at new and emerging markets in the region in the search for greater yield and capital growth opportunities," Mr. Batchelor said.

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realty in focus  l  island scoop

Whisgars first island location opens at Beach Republic, Koh Samui for perfect Single Malt Sundowners Whisgars premier whisky and cigar bar is to open its first Thai island location in Koh Samui, at the famously hip Mediterranean-style Beach Republic, right on beautiful Lamai Beach – the island’s “self-contained luxury destination” of choice for guests seeking stunning ocean views, deluxe accommodation … and now the best beachside whiskies and cigars on Earth. Whisgars Tasting Room at Beach Republic offers a boutique cigar and whisky lounge area with opulent indoor seating for just 10 persons in addition to the bar at the ocean club. It will present the entire range of Whisgars’ single cask Scotch and international whisky

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collections, plus one of Asia’s finest hand-selected cigar ranges. Eddy Guerra, Vice President for ChindAsia Capital Partners Limited, the investment group behind Whisgars, said, “ChindAsia has successfully launched the first Whisgars premier whisky and cigar club in Asia in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, and is now looking to grow the brand very quickly by engaging with suitable luxury operators in hospitality, food and beverage markets. Beach Republic is a great location for us as it puts us in touch with discerning luxury travellers craving the ‘best of everything,’ and that is


what Whisgars aims to deliver in our unmatched cigar and whisky collections.” Tim Dean-Smith, Chairman & CEO of Republic Group Holdings, the parent company of Beach Repubic, said “There are great brand synergies between Whisgars and Beach Republic – we combine hip and quality offerings for our discerning and affluent audiences. We are looking forward to expanding through Asia and beyond with the Whisgars team as we roll out the Republic Group family of brands.” The new Beach Republic Samui location also puts ChindAsia in an excellent position to supply hotels and clubs on the island with their own distributor stocks of “in-house” and exclusive bottlings, as ChindAsia is a very large buyer of cigar and whisky products in its own right. Cigar sales in Asia are increasing by 18% per annum; single malt whisky sales in Asia are increasing by 21% per annum – this is seen as the perfect time for the ChindAsia investment company to begin rolling out its unique Whisgars concept to luxury South-east Asian travel destinations. For more information visit www.BeachRepublic.com

As well as being famous for their yoga, pilates and detox centre, there are so many reasons to love The Sanctuary Koh Phangan, Thailand:

Over the coming months, The Sanctuary’s on-site healing centre, The Tea Temple, will be offering a variety of self-explorative, creative and fun sessions including:

1. A restaurant which has gained rave reviews from media all over the world. 2. Unique architecture incorporating old style thatch roofs with buildings built in and around rocks. 3. It’s a beach resort but also has yoga, wellness cleansing, spa, workshops, classes and natural healing therapies. 4. Named “The most brilliant, quirky and unique” by Time Out. 5. Hailed as “Truly magical with an excellent reputation” by The Times of London.

• Jensu Water Dance • Creative Writing • Breath Activation • Qi Gong • Life Drawing • The Work by Byron Katie Whether you’re a dab hand or completely new to these techniques, The Sanctuary will nourish your soul and help you find your creativity, inner goddess and new ways to live life to the full!

The Sanctuary also love planning plenty of interesting workshops to keep you busy when you’re not in class or soaking up the sunshine.

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LUXURY 3 BEDROOM VILLAS FOR RENT 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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BUILDING IT BETTER

Applying western-building standards to deliver durable, low maintenance properties with high-end European finishings, Palm Construction, part of Palm Group Asia, is a professional construction company with industry experience spanning three generations of family expertise. 74 

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Being involved in the construction and building industry in the UK, New Zealand and Australia and then expanding into Thailand in 1995, the company's knowledge is second to none guaranteeing total quality with an honest, practical approach for investors/clients seeking to build properties in Thailand. Employing over 150 people in Thailand with each team member a vital and integral part of the company, Palm Construction work in partnership with customers who value the highest levels of quality and technical expertise ensuring their skills are designed to meet individual needs and with a strategy to maintain reliable, responsible growth over the medium and long term.

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In western countries, regulations and guidelines provide buyers with certain quality and safety assurances but generally on Koh Samui that is not yet the case. Palm Construction therefore applies its own standards based on internationally recognized approaches and building materials. As an extra peace of mind, Palm Construction also offers a 10-Year Structural Guarantee, backed by a third party. This not only guarantees the high quality and finish of their building, but is an added benefit that many customers are unable to find elsewhere in Koh Samui. Palm Construction's own developments are the result of a fresh new look into all aspects of the property market on Koh Samui and neighboring islands. The company undertook extensive research to evaluate new owner’s requirements, with data collected in-house, as well as through independent surveys and with the help of reliable local advisors. Banyan Villas As part of their ever growing portfolio, Palm Group Asia is proud to introduce Banyan Villas, an exclusive residential project on Koh Samui. Banyan Villas comprises of 15 luxury, 3 and 5 bedroom residences that combine appealing tropical architecture with western quality standards of construction and finishing. The villas are available in varying designs and offer the ultimate in style, comfort and convenience.

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Ideally situated in Bophut, just 5 minutes from one of the island's most popular and attractive beachside locations, Banyan Villas benefits from a spectacular, private location that's also within easy access of Samui's varied attractions and amenities. Private Luxury Villas Alongside the development of several residential projects, Palm Construction also works with individual clients to help design and build their own private residences here on beautiful Koh Samui. Whether looking to renovate an existing building, or develop a plot of land, all work is taken on and completed with the upmost respect for the clients and their vision, developing high quality houses as well as forging close relationships. Working closely together through each stage of the process, the exceptional experience and professionalism of the Palm Group is evident and results in high quality, stunning homes for permanent or part time residence. Palm Construction has earned a market-leading reputation in the region over the last few years, highlighted by fast growth and an impressive portfolio of properties – if you are looking to build or buy, look no further than Palm Construction. For more information, visit www.palmgroupasia.com or contact + 66 (0) 857 95 9393 or + 66 (0) 77 961 991

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Contact

www.overseaspropertyportfolio.com emma@overseaspropertyportfolio.com Tel: +66 (0)80 535 1725

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HOT

PROPERTY

BAAN BELLA VISTA BANGRAK BEACH

A magnificent, stand-alone beachfront villa with four ensuite bedrooms, two plunge pools and a large infinity edge pool.The villa is raised up from the beach allowing for privacy and superb views over to the neighboring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Som. High quality furnishings have been used throughout the villa with the majority of the furniture being hand-craftedor imported from Italy. With just one owner from construction and only used as a private residence, the property is in excellent condition! Specifications: • Land size: 1 rai/1,600 sqm • 230sqm internal living space • 26 meter raised beach frontage • 22 meter beachfront infinity pool • Walled in and with CCTV • Recently refurbished kitchen • Imported furniture throughout • 2 plunge pools shared per 2 bedrooms • Entertainment systems in all bedrooms and living room • Remote control lighting throughout the villa • Maids quarters • Steam room Price: 99,500,000 THB samui phangan real estate 

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

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


HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT ISLAND RETREAT

Sangsuri Villas Managed by Luxury villas & Homes

VILLA LETTING AGENTS ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENT

077 231 625

OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

080 535 1725

ADVANTAGE HOLIDAY VILLAS

077 418 891

PALM GROUP ASIA

085 795 9393

CENTURY 21

089 866 8931

PHATHONG RESIDENCE

089 813 5715

EATS & RETREATS

089 866 4515

PLUMERIA PLACE RESIDENCE

077 430 043

GO SAMUI VILLAS

081 787 2853

RBC PROPERTIES

089 894 9088

HORIZON HOMES

077 417 005

SAGE LAND & HOUSE

089 016 9750

INFINITY RESIDENCES & RESORT

089 666 0610

SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE

077 418 256

KALARA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES

077 246 100

SAMUI DIAMOND PROPERTIES

087 895 4132

KLIK ASIA

089 866 4515

SAMUI ESCAPES

077 425 136

KOH SAMUI LAND & HOMES

089 474 1837

SAMUI ESTATE CORPORATION

077 414 222

KOH SAMUI PROPERTIES

077 484 770

SAMUJANA

080 886 4226

LAAN DARA SAMUI

077 414 204

SAMUI-PHANGAN PROPERTIES

087 180 7247

LUXURY LIVING KOH SAMUI

091 034 3808

THAILAND RETREATS

077 427 774

LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES

077 427 648

THE PARK

077 601 108

LUXURY VILLAS SAMUI

084 842 7506

THE PHUFAR RESIDENCE

081 535 9100

LUXURY VILLA SIAM

087 922 8381

THE SEA

077 960 567

LAEM SOR VILLAGE

081 406 1065

YUPA LAND AND HOUSE

081 891 7912

MAXXIMUM

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Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine sat down with one of Koh Samui’s most reputable and long-standing developers and real estate agents on the island to find out more‌.

Alex Armitage

CEO of Horizon Homes Real Estate What brought you to Samui?

What kind of services does Horizon Homes offer?

I have done a lot of travelling all throughout my life and had got to a point where the UK was just not where I wanted to live anymore. So I sold my house and company, bought a ticket round the world and went to find my idea of the perfect place to live. Due to the weather and the people I decided that the two places I liked most were Spain and Thailand. On arriving in Koh Samui I fell in love with the island and at the same time there was a property boom so I found a good law firm and proceeded to put all of my savings into buying a few plots of land.

We offer the full range of services you would expect from a professional estate agency. Land acquisition, property purchasing, rentals long and short term, valuations of property, investment consultation, financing, architecture and building contractors.

How long have you been in Samui? It's been so long now that I often start to forget but about 11 years now. What did you do prior to Samui and were you always in Real Estate? I have done many different jobs in my time from charity fundraiser to real estate developer. I had my own taxi company while I was training at university in Oxford. I also ran my own security company looking after large estates in the countryside before they were being developed. My Real Estate expertise started when my father was developing a country estate in Shrewsbury. I worked as the GM for a few developments within this company for about 3 years before I went to University. How did Horizon Homes come about? About 9 years ago now I was half way through building my first villa on the island and a customer came to see it and wanted on to buy it. He then asked if the land behind the Villa was for sale. It was and he went and purchased 45 Ria. He then called me and said he wanted me to help him sell it. His name was William McClintock, one of the owners of the Guild of Estate agencies and Fine and Country, two very big Real Estate companies in the UK. We formed a partnership and opened up Horizon Homes. Where are your offices located? Our Office is based in Chong Mon on Tongsia road next to the yellow bank 10/11 Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui 84320 Mobile: 0862822794 Office: 077417005

You have both rental and sales sides to the business, do both work off each other, or is one more of a focus for Horizon? Sales and rentals are an equal part of our company focus on Koh Samui. What makes Horizon Homes stand-out compared to similar services in Samui and Thailand? Professionalism and integrity are our main focus. We will strive to give our customers the best possible advise we can, on what would be the best purchase for their circumstances. We will always do our best to make sure the developer or land seller is genuine and strongly recommend that all customers use lawyers in their purchases. Our reputation only grows if we keep our customer happy and secure in the knowledge they are receiving the best possible advise. What does the future hold for Horizon Homes? Horizon homes is a group of companies with over 100 employees and all of the companies are doing very well, as are both of our developments Horizon Villas & Horizon Residence so expansion and improvement of all the businesses will be key to the company's future. Horizon Homes Real Estate company is incredibly busy at the moment so I only see the business expanding, our new venture is to start working outside of Koh Samui. The new website means we can bring our expertise to other areas of Thailand offering our integrity and professionalism throughout the country. In saying all that our main focus will always be Koh Samui as it is the place my staff and myself all call home. www.thailandproperty-hh.com www.horizonhomes-samui.com

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

New from Baansuay Developments Affordable housing from only 3.5 Million thb

Baansuay Khao Phra Bophut - Monkey Soi

Baansuay Bophut Near Bophut traffic lights

Baansuay Seaview Bophut - Opposite Bandara Resort

For details contact: www.bs-landandhouse.com


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

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

"Show Home Ready For Viewing" 2 BEDROOM HOME JUST 2,890,000 THB

*THOSE PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE


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AQUALINA

Iconic and environmentally friendly designs With its tropical climate, laidback island charm, and natural beauty, Samui has become the favourite retreat of many attracted to the relaxed pace of life it offers. Aqualina lies on the last few remaining sites on the island which is located in an area known for its million-dollar homes and acclaimed lifestyle establishments. If demand remains constant, and supply is limited, the value of these iconic pool villas is expected to rise and rise.

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A QUEST FOR EFFICIENCY  

DIFFERENT MOODS  

Modern design, motivated by a quest for efficiency is distinguished by an emphasis on function over form. With this focus, Gfab created a masterplan that deals with the challenges of density without sacrificing privacy to fit no more than 18 villas; each with its own sea vista fringed by tropical greenery.  

The integration of different ceiling heights within the interior area creates intimate spaces accentuated by lofty ceilings.

A FREE-FLOWING STYLE   The boundaries between interiors and exteriors are merged with an extensive use of glazing to provide for a seamless spillover from architecture to nature.

A NEW DEFINITION OF LIFESTYLE   Catering to a particular lifestyle that accommodates the bringing together of people and perfect entertaining, Aqualina offers spacious living areas; as well as the choice of retreating into the peaceful surroundings lush with thoughtfully executed landscaping.

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DOING THEIR BIT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT   Roofs are planted with grass to create a cooling thermal mass that helps bring down internal temperatures of houses naturally. Reflecting water features help draw air into the villas. The estate is covered with vegetation to provide shade and privacy.

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Once you purchase your Aqualina home, you have the option to reside and keep your villa or enter your villa into a professional management company program. The management team you choose will assume responsibilities for every aspect of your villa's operation. They will offer a portfolio of services that are designed to assist you in the smooth running of your property. They include the following: • Insurance • Rental Services • Property management • Pool Maintenance • Full gardening & landscaping services • Security Team • Concierge services • Personal chefs • Housekeeping You will avoid many of the pitfalls and difficulties of villa management, while also optimizing the earning potential of the property and allowing it to become an appreciating asset.

Your Aqualina Villa is a lifestyle investment that is created to earn you a rental income while you are away. Offering an attractive ROI for owners who opt to be part of the rental program, Aqualina is managed and marketed through the extensive network of Savills, allowing home owners to benefit from its global database. Aqualina are offering a good opportunity to invest in the whole project: There is one villa on the 10 rai plot of land. The one villa is for sale with either the 5 or 10 rai of land. This gives the buyer an opportunity to develop the project himself or to own a luxury villa with a large plot of land for ultimate living. For more information please contact: Jackiy: jackiy@kodanmal.com, M: +66 (0) 81 837 6001, +66 (0) 83 838 9983 www.aqualinasamui.com

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HOUSE FOR SALE / RENT

Ref-no : HR239Y13

5 Bedrooms Villas / Seaview With Swimming Pool ,fully Furnish Location Land Size Floor Area Access Price Rent Price Sale

: : : : : :

Bang Nam Jud 0 Rai 1 Ngan 0 Sqw. 300.00 Sqm. ( Approx ) Public From 80,000 THB / Month 17,500,000 THB ( open to reasonable offers )

Ref-no : HH037Y13

Ref-no : HR010Y13 3 Bedrooms Villa Fully Furnish with Private Swimming Pool Location Land Size Floor Area Access Price Rent Price Sale

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Namuang 0 Rai 1 Ngan 50 Sqw. 635.00 Sqm. ( Approx ) Public From 72,000 THB / Month 10,500,000 THB

( open to reasonable offers )

3 Bedrooms Villa / Sea view with Private Pool + Fully Furnish Location Land Size Floor Area Access Price Rent Price Sale

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Taling Ngam 1 Rai 0 Ngan 0 Sqw. 350.00 Sqm.( Approx ) Public From 80,000 THB / Month 20,000,000 THB ( open to reasonable offers )

HOUSE FOR SALE / RENT

Ref-no : HF010Y14 3 Bedrooms Villa Fully Furnish with Private Swimming Pool+ Seaview Location Land Size Floor Area Access Title Deed Price Rent Price Sale

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Bang Makham 0 Rai 1 Ngan 50 Sqw. 250.00 Sqm. ( Approx ) Public Chanod From 50,000 THB / Month From 7,500,000 THB

Ref-No: HF002Y14

Ref-No: HF 011Y14 2Bedrooms House Fully Furnish Share Swimming Pool Location Land Size Floor Area Access Title Deed Price Sale

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Chaweng 0 Rai 0 Ngan 75 Sqw. 180.00 Sqm. ( Approx ) Public Chanod 4,800,000 THB ( open to reasonable offers )

Thai Style 3 +1 Bedrooms Villa Fully Furnish+ Private Pool + Sea View Location Land Size Floor Area Access Title Deed Price Sale

: : : : : :

Huathanon 0 Rai 2 Ngan 65 Sqw. 270.00 Sqm. ( Approx ) Public Chanod 8,000,000 THB ( open to reasonable offers )

Address : 142/5 Moo 4 , Lamai Beach , Maret, Koh Samui , Suratthani , Thailand Contact : K. Colin 080 691 4280 , K. Bee 081 374 0014 Email : contact@aid-properties.com


HOUSE FOR RENT

Ref -no : HR 056Y14

Ref-no : HR 039Y13 4 Bedrooms Villa Located in Bophut Private Swimming Pool

3 Bedrooms house Fully Furnish Private Swimming Pool

Location : Bophut Floor Area : 400.00 Sqm. ( Approx ) Price Rent : Daily Rate From 9,000 -28,000 THB Monthly Rate please contact

Location Land Size Floor Area Access Price Rent

( Full Service )

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Maenam 0 Rai 1 Ngan 80 Sqw. 300 .00Sqm. ( Approx ) Public From 80,000 THB / Month (exclude utilities Bill)

Ref -no : HR067Y13 3 Bedrooms house Fully Funish Private Swimming Pool Location Land Size Floor Area Access Price Rent Price Sale

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Chaweng Noi 0 Rai 2 Ngan 00 Sqw. 300 .00Sqm. Public From 85,000 THB / Month) 11,500,000 THB

LAND FOR SALE

Ref-No : LB002Y14

Small PLot of Beach Front Land Location : Taling Ngam Land Size : 1 Rai 0 Ngan 0 Sqw. 27 meter frontage Access : Public Title Deed : Chanod Price Sale : 19,500,000 THB ( open to reasonable offers )

Ref-No : LB001Y14

Beach Front Land In Taling Ngam Location : Taling Ngam Land Size : 4 Rai 3 Ngan 98 Sqw. : 6,798 .00 Sqm. Access : Public / Right of Way Title Deed : Chanod Price Sale : 17,000,000 THB / Rai

Ref-No: LH070Y14

Small Plot Sea view land Location : Laem Set Land Size : From 1 Rai 0 Ngan 8 Sqw. : 1,632.00 Sqm. Access : Public Title Deed : Chanod Price Sale : 5,00,000 THB/Rai

( open to reasonable offers )

Address : 142/5 Moo 4 , Lamai Beach , Maret, Koh Samui , Suratthani , Thailand Contact : K. Colin 080 691 4280 , K. Bee 081 374 0014 Email : contact@aid-properties.com


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TRUE THAI IN KOH SAMUI If you’re looking for an incredible taste-sensation that uses traditional flavours and methods, then Sabienglae is the restaurant for you. With breathtaking sea views and a mouthwatering menu, you will not be disappointed. Sabienglae is located in the southeast of Koh Samui in Lamai, within walking distance from the infamous tourist attraction Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks). "Sa Bieng"  means the storing of food and "Lae" is a short wording for the ocean – making this a seafood destination for those looking for stunning sea views and the cooling breezes of the ocean dancing across your skin.    Operating since 1990, Sabienglae is known on the island as a traditional place for Thai food and the restaurant sticks close to traditional flavours and Thai roots,   with only the freshest of produce used – you can see this by the many tanks teaming with fish and other sea delicacies as you walk through the long winding entrance.   An open wooden structure, Sabienglae juts out over the beach, and is simple yet authentic in all that they do. With visual references on the menu for some Thai items that are hard to translate, the friendly staff are always there to guide you and make sure the spice level you require is just right.

Sabeinglae offers a long list of authentic local dishes like gaeng kua hed lhoob (mushroom curry), wai kua (squid simmered in coconut milk), and gang som pla grabog yod mapraw (sour curry with fish and young coconut) and yam tá-lair sà·mŭi (a zesty local-style salad). All your favourites such as Green Curry, Fried Rice, pad Thai are on the menu, but here is the place to branch out and try some true Thai cuisine, where you will be wowed by the flavours and they are sure to become instant favourites!   The fresh oysters with deep-fried garlic are a real stand out if you are looking for all things ocean….and to finish off your meal, kluay buad shi (bananas in sweet coconut milk) can’t be missed for dessert.   The service is unfussy and quick and there are lots of drink options from wine, beer and soft drinks and juices - although it’s always hard to pass up a fresh coconut when dining in a Thai restaurant..and by the sea!   So if you’re looking for that true Thai experience, Sabienglae is the one for you – good, honest, true Thai food.   For more information and reserve contact: +66(0)77 233 082 www.sabienglae.com

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island life  l  green scene

SOWING THE SEEDS TO A SUCCESSFUL LAWN Part 2 Last issue we looked at preparing your lawn sowing seeds, how much to water and feed your newly acquired lush green lawn…here in Part 2 we continue to show you the best way to the perfect grass. Weeds, Go Away

No doubt about it, crabgrass is the bane of every lawn gardener's existence. But that doesn't mean herbicides are essential to a healthy lawn; in fact, many experts avoid them. The true secret to banishing weeds, they say, is to grow such healthy grass that it chokes out the invaders naturally. Mowing regularly helps too, because it tops off weeds like dandelions and crabgrass before they have a chance to scatter their seeds. When you do find yourself compelled to do battle against a path of weeds, We recommends using one of the new "natural" herbicides that derive their potency from corn gluten, salts from fatty acids or other nonchemical sources.

Air Supply

When grass gets too compacted, nutrients can't penetrate to the root system where they're most needed. That's where aeration — poking holes in your lawn to improve oxygen circulation — comes in. Most people aerate with a simple tool that looks like two hollow tubes attached to the end of a long handle. Of course, you can also just waltz around your lawn in spiked sports shoes — that works fairly well too.

Types of Grass

Some lawns have finer textures (think golf courses), while others feel like Astroturf under your feet. There are hundreds of types of grass available, and new varieties are developed every year. As with all plant choices, climate plays a big role in determining which type of grass will work best for you — soil type, rainfall and other factors also come into it. As a general rule, cool-season grasses go dormant during the warm weather, and warm-season grasses go dormant during the coolest months of the year; in areas where it's possible to have a green lawn all year round, you want a mixture of both these types. Here's a list of the most popular choices:

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

FINE FESCUE

PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

TALL FESCUE

• Texture: Fine • Germination time: Slow • Shade tolerance: Fair • Drought resistance: Fair • Traffic resistance: Good • Optimum height: 2 to 3-1/2 inches • Comments: Goes dormant during drought and winter

• Texture: Medium-coarse • Germination time: Fast • Shade tolerance: Fair • Drought resistance: Good • Traffic resistance: Excellent • Optimum height: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches • Comments: Poor tolerance of temperature extremes and extremely cold winters

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• Texture: Fine • Germination time: Medium-slow • Shade tolerance: Good • Drought resistance: Excellent • Traffic resistance: Fair • Optimum height: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches • Comments: Loses color in drought; may spread undesirably

• Texture: Medium coarse • Germination time: Medium-slow • Shade tolerance: Good • Drought resistance: Good • Traffic resistance: Excellent • Optimum height: 2 to 3-1/2 inches • Comments: May appear clumpy


BERMUDA GRASS

• Texture: Fine • Germination time: Slow -- use plugs or sod • Shade tolerance: Poor • Drought resistance: Excellent • Traffic resistance: Excellent • Optimum height: 1 to 2 inches • Comments: May be too aggressive

CENTIPEDE GRASS

• Texture: Medium-coarse • Germination time: Medium -- use plugs or sod • Shade tolerance: Good • Drought resistance: Good • Traffic resistance: Poor • Optimum height: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches • Comments: Grows no more than 4 to 6 inches

ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS

• Texture: Coarse • Germination time: Slow -- use plugs or sod • Shade tolerance: Fair • Drought resistance: Poor • Traffic resistance: Fair

• Optimum height: 2 to 3 inches • Comments: Very poor cold tolerance; susceptible to disease

BUFFALO GRASS

• Texture: Fine • Germination time: Medium -- use plugs • Shade tolerance: Poor • Drought resistance: Excellent • Traffic resistance: Excellent • Optimum height: 2 inches • Comments: Tolerates alkaline soil; turns brown midsummer; grows no more than 4 to 6 inches. Native to areas of North America.

ZOYSIA

• Texture: Fine-medium • Germination time: Slow -- use plugs or sprigs • Shade tolerance: Fair • Drought resistance: Good • Traffic resistance: Good • Optimum height: 1 to 2 inches • Comments: Turns brown in winter

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island life  l  eco outdoor

JUNKYARD DOG

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma created this waterproof cocoon from 15 umbrellas. It's not just a great storage space; it can also be used as a pop-up, weatherproof shelter, as it can be assembled both quickly and easily. 104 

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Marcus Shields's shed can store up to 11 bikes (as well as a plethora of garden tools), and was created with wood scraps and plastic made from recycled yogurt containers.

Created by Dutch designer Gert Eussen, this ball-shaped shelter is built from FSC-certified wood and a variety of scrap materials. If local trees can't support a treehouse per se, this is the next best thing!

Maisongomme by Refunc is not your average garden shed, unless your neighbors are also building theirs from old tires and upcyled window frames

With so much unused stuff languishing in junkyards and landfills, building a backyard shed doesn't have to cost a pile of money. Instead of heading down to Home Pro to buy new materials, why not do what these folks have done - use recycled materials to get the job done. Turns out any kind of material is fair game. Created by French designer Sebastien Ramirez, this fabulous shed was created totally for free: he collected all the parts he needed from scrapyards and such, and was able to build this structure without any need for a budget.

We've rounded up 5 brilliant backyard sheds from around the world that were built with everything from umbrellas, car tires, yogurt containers and even old boat parts – so it’s time to start a DIY project of your own, get inspired! samui phangan real estate 

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island life  l  home help

STATE OF THE ART

EGG MINDER

We all have the usual kitchen gadgets but none of them can compare to some new kids on the chopping block. These purchases can make life in the kitchen a lot easier, but certainly not a lot cheaper…we’re not talking the price of a potato peeler here! EGG MINDER Is that egg still good? You don’t want to find out the hard way. The Egg Minder can keep you apprised of how old your eggs are, and even tracks the number you have remaining. Perfect when you’re debating the purchase at the grocery store. Using a complementary mobile app, Egg Minder will send you a push notification when it’s time to replenish that egg supply. THE PREP PAD The Prep Pad takes the digital food scale to a whole new level. Part smart scale, part nutritional guide, part dietician, the Prep Pad allows you to not only measure your food, but also determine the nutritional content of everything you place on top. Using an iPad app (iPhone app in the works), you specify what item you are weighing (manually or with a barcode) and it displays helpful dietary information including calories, protein, fats and carbs. SIMPLEHUMAN CAN Not only are simplehuman’s trash cans aesthetically pleasing, but they are smart, too. With a handy sensor built in, a simple wave of your hand magically opens the can and completely eliminates the need for any foot pedals or latches. It’s also fingerprint-proof, but you won’t be touching it anyway. Yes, there is such a thing as a gorgeous garbage can.

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SIMPLEHUMAN CAN


THE PREP PAD

AWOX STRIIMLIGHT

THE LAUNCH PORT

AWOX STRIIMLIGHT If you live in cramped quarters and want to maximize space, how about multitasking your appliances and using the AwoX StriimLIGHT for both your lighting and music needs? Amazingly, it’s actually an energy-efficient LED bulb with a built-in Bluetooth speaker that you can screw into any traditional light fixture. It comes with a remote control for music playing, giving your room both light and sound at the very same time. THE LAUNCH PORT The iPad has long been an essential tech gadget for the kitchen, and the LaunchPort is a great accessory that makes using the iPad even easier. Simply slide it into a LaunchPort sleeve and marvel as it magnetically attaches to the base stand or wall mount. LaunchPort also features inductive charging, so you never have to worry about cords getting in the way of your cooking. All products can be found online at various retailers. samui phangan real estate 

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Baan Chao Lay PRICE : On Application Property Type : Beach Front Villa Location : Lipa Noi Land Size : 1,590 sq.m. Villa Size : 600 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 5 Facilities : Private pool

BAAN SAMLARN HB067

BAAN KULARB

BANG PO VILLA HB065

PRICE : On Application

PRICE : On Application

PRICE : THB 20,000,000 total

Property Type : Beach Front Villa Location : Lipa Noi Land Size : 1,839 sq.m. Villa Size : 766 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 5 Facilities : Private pool

Property Type : Beach Front Villa Location : Bophut Land Size : 1,000 sq.m. Villa Size : 430 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 4 Facilities : Private pool

Property Type : Beach Front Villa Location : Bang Po Land Size : 606 sq.m. Villa Size : 178 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 3 Facilities : 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


LAEM SET VILLA HV136

BANG POR OCEAN VIEW VILLA HV137

BAAN BUA SAWAN HB045

PRICE : THB 90,000,000 total

PRICE : THB 43,000,000 total

PRICE : On Application

Property Type : Ocean View Villa Location : Laem Set Land Size : 2,150 sq.m. Villa Size : 550 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 4 Facilities : Private pool

Property Type : Ocean View Villa Location : Bang Por Land Size : 1,260 sq.m. Villa Size : 680 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 4+1 Facilities : Private pool

Property Type : Ocean View Villa Location : Bo phut Land Size : 630 sq.m. Villa Size : 440 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 4 Facilities : Private pool

Bang Rak Villa HV140

MAENAM VILLA HG079

BANG RAK TOWN HOUSE HG033

PRICE : THB 15,500,000 total

PRICE : THB 14,000,000

PRICE : THB 7,900,000 total

Property Type : Ocean View Villa Location : Bang Rak Land Size : 566 sq.m. Villa Size :No. of Bedrooms : 3 Facilities : Private pool

Property Type : Garden View Villa Location : Maenam Land Size : 1,072 sq.m. Villa Size :No. of Bedrooms : 3+1 Facilities : Private pool

Property Type : Garden View Villa Location : Bang Rak Land Size : 250 sq.m. Villa Size : 140 sq.m. No. of Bedrooms : 3 Facilities : 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 YAI – 3 RAI

B056

LIPA YAI – 1,790 SQ.M.

B141

BANG POR

V184

PRICE : THB 50,000,000 total

PRICE : THB 17,000,000 total

PRICE : THB 12,000,000 total

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

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.

This is a Special - Breathtaking plot over 3.5 Rai or 5,642 sq.m. located on the north of Samui at Bang Por district where you can enjoy the view of the gulf of Thailand and surrounded with the nice neighborhood and local Samui ambient.

LIPA NOI – 4.7 RAI

LAEM SETT – 1.8 RAI

BOPHUT HILL – 1,629 SQ.M. V182

V176

V136

PRICE : THB 37,057,500 total

PRICE : THB 9,500,000 total

PRICE : THB 8,500,000 total

A great investment - 4.7 rai of stunning 180 degree ocean view land located in Lipa Noi, close to Namuang Water Fall and Nathon City, with all shopping and entertainment available nearby as well as public hospital. The land has several nice areas for building a project and located in yellow zone which can build up to 23 meters height, already subdivided for development project

This plot of land is a natural bowl, it has a great shape that would perfectly complement your sea view dream home. Come have a look today.

1 Rai breathtaking plot of land on Bophut Hill comes with fully infrastructure with concrete road, underground electricity and water supply. It's ready to build your dream villa. Already have the plan for 6 bedrooms luxury villa. Please contact us to visit the land.

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


LEAM YAI 26.3 Rai

B 005

PRICE : On Application This land is located on the northwest headland of the island. The land is on the hillside but slopes towards the beachfront, with 420 metres of beach frontage. The site has great sunset and sunrise views and panoramic sea views overlooking Koh Phangan to the north. It is 800 metres from the ring road and 13-km from Chaweng and the airport; about 10-15 minutes drive away. This land is perfect for a hotel/resort project or vacation villas because of the tranquillity and privacy. Set in beautiful surroundings, lush tropical green hillside forest and landscaped with an array of coconut trees. The site comes with full utilities such as Electricity, Water and Infrastructure. There are 4 Title Deeds to this property. 3 are Chanote & 1 is Nor Sor 3 Gor

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


180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEW VILLA PRICE : THB 35,000,000 Property Type Location No. of Bedrooms

: Ocean View Villa : Bang Makham :4

The Luxury Ocean View Villa, located on a small hill on the north west corner of the island, is five minutes drive north of the town of Nathon and not 20 minutes drive away from the international airport. The beach, only five minutes walk down the hill, offers a huge expanse of beach combing and crab hunting at low tide for kids, and of course numerous nearby restaurants where one can sample some of the local Thai cuisine while they have their feet in the sand. Beautifully designed Luxury Villa integrates perfectly the luxuries of five star accommodation with the comfort of a home. The property is comprised of a main house and a garden bungalow, each with two bedrooms. A private swimming pool and walled garden provide ample opportunity for both rest and play.The main house has two bedrooms - the master suite, and the kids room. There is king size bed in the master suite and the kids bedroom. Each of the rooms in the garden bungalow have queens size beds. Each bedroom also has an ensuite full bathroom with bathtub.

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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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 10 STARS REAL ESTATE...................................... 086 273 1117 ADVANCE INTER DEVELOPMENTS .....................077 231 625 ADVANTAGE PROPERTY.....................................081 892 6372 ANGTHONG APARTMENTS....................................077 430 326 ANGTHONG VILLAS.............................................089 972 1539 APOLLO BEACH CLUB ........................................085 906 2630 AQUALINA SAMUI.................................................081 837 6001 ARTRIUM SUITES.................................................087 607 6078 BAAN FAA SAI BY ANGTHONG HILLS...................086 256 555 BAAN RAK TALAY .................................................. 077 430 326 BAANSUAY LAND & HOUSE..................................077 426 967 BAMBUH................................................................086 061 4280 BAN SWEET COCONUT.......................................089 500 9800 BASE DEVELOPMENTS.........................................077 961 762 BAVARIA VILLAS ................................................. 083 590 6190 BEACH REPUBLIC................................................088 379 8363 BLUE SEA RESIDENCE .......................................083 593 3967 CD&P......................................................................081 924 9574 CENTURY 21 BY ZAZEN PROPERTIES...............089 866 8931 CHAWENG BAYVIEW RESORT...........................077 414 071-5 CHAWENG COVE BEACH RESORT......................077 422 509 CHAWENG SILA......................................................077 430 779 CHEONGMON GARDENS ....................................086 043 5438 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTY ................................089 866 2062 DHEVATARA PROPERTY........................................077 430 326 DREAMCOAST DEVELOPMENTS........................081 082 9355 ECO REAL ESTATE ASIA........................................077 961 991 EMERALD RESIDENCE........................................081 903 8003 EXCLUSIVE VILLA ................................................084 708 1501 FUNCTION HOMES.................................................077 430 540 GO SAMUI VILLAS................................................081 787 2853 HILLSIDE VILLAGE...............................................081 903 8003 HOLLYWOOD VILLA..............................................083 396 0244 HORIZON HOMES...................................................077 417 005 INFINITY SAMUI....................................................089 666 0610 IPM SAMUI.............................................................081 894 4093 KOH SAMUI LAND & HOME..................................089 474 1837 KARMA SAMUI........................................................077 413 901 KOH PHANGAN HOLIDAY HOMES......................087 898 3918 KOH SAMUI PROPERTY.........................................077 230 606 KALARA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES..............077 246 100 KIRIKAYAN...............................................................077 247 867 LAAN DARA SAMUI.................................................077 414 204 LAEM NOI LAND....................................................081 903 8003 LOTUS TERRACES...............................................089 972 3043 LUXURY LIVING KOH SAMUI...............................091 034 3808 LUXURY VILLAS AND HOMES...............................077 427 648 LUXURY VILLA SAMUI..........................................084 842 7506 LUXURY VILLAS SIAM..........................................087 922 8381 MANDALAY BEACH VILLAS.................................085 797 0477

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MANGROVE VILLA ...............................................081 374 0014 MAXXIMUM............................................................083 646 4555 MINI GOLF.............................................................081 787 9148 MOBY DICK GUESTHOUSE.................................081 892 1990 NARAI KIRI............................................................081 537 3088 NARESH..................................................................077 426 944 NIRVANA-VILLA.COM OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESIDENCE.............089 813 5715 OCEAN 13 THE RESIDENCES.............................085 885 3434 OVERSEAS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO ................080 535 1725 PALM CREEK RESIDENCE...................................081 374 0014 PALM GROUP ASIA...............................................085 795 9393 PANORAMA...........................................................090 158 3501 PLAI LAEM VILLAS................................................085 782 4910 PEARL PROPERTY...............................................081 370 2480 PHATHONG RESIDENCE.....................................089 813 5715 PLUMERIA PLACE..................................................077 430 043 PROPERTYBROKERSTHAI.COM RBC PROPERTIES ...............................................089 894 9088 REPLAY SAMUI ..................................................... 077 448 201 RESOTEL GROUP INTERNATIONAL...................081 737 3076 ROYAL SAMUI HEIGHTS........................................077 414 222 SAMRAN GARDENS.............................................089 474 1837 SAMUI BURI BEACH RESORT............................077 447 275-9 SAMUI ESCAPES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT..... 077 245 136 SAMUI ESTATES CORPORATION..........................077 414 222 SAMUI PHANGNAN PROPERTIES.......................081 979 0679 SAMUI PROPERTY INVESTMENTS.....................087 886 6437 SAMUI QUICK SALE ............................................081 082 4030 SAMUI SANCTUARY.............................................084 689 7081 SAMUI VILLAS & HOMES.......................................077 427 648 SAGE LAND & HOUSE..........................................089 016 9750 SAMUI RESOTEL BEACH RESORT.......................077 422 374 SAMUI BEACH VILLAGE.........................................077 430 326 SAMUI DIAMOND PROPERTIES..........................087 895 4132 SAMUJANA............................................................080 886 4226 SEA VIEW LAND FOR SALE ...............................081 651 1444 SHAMBALA SUNSET BEACH VILLA.....................089 972 1539


SIAM IMMO COMPANY.........................................081 850 6475

SINTHORANEE PROPERTY...................................077 414 222

TALING NGAM TROPICAL VILLA..........................089 651 0302 THAI PROPERTY.....................................................086 948 443

THAILAND RETREATS............................................077 427 774

THE BAY SAMUI.................................................... 084 111 7500 THE EMERALD THONGSON................................081 893 5996 THE HEALTHY LIVING CONDOMINIUM .............094 194 0370

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

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

AUDIO VISUAL INTERIOR DESIGN

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

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

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

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

THE SEA KOH SAMUI.............................................077 961 982

GARDEN & LANDSCAPE

THE NEST SAMUI ................................................087 026 2746

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

THE ROYAL MOUNTAIN........................................081 956 1636 THONG NAI PAN ESTATE.....................................083 391 8159 TONGTIP MANSIONS...........................................081 476 2646

TROPICAL HOME.................................................082 179 3933

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

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

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

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

KITCHEN HARDWARE

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

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

SWIMMING POOLS

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

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

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

JD POOLS................................................................077 427 356

NAT ACCOUNTING..................................................077 246 249

DES JOYAUX...........................................................077 247 588

NSP & LAWS FIRM..................................................077 458 204

PURA POOLS..........................................................077 960 565

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ENGINEERING SERVICES EASTERN TECHNICAL ENGINEERING.................077 295 316

HOME SERVICES

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES ADEPT ASIA...........................................................081 978 3712 BLUE BUILDING...................................................... 077 430 411 EXIM STUDIO..........................................................02 934 7921 KOH SAMUI CONSTRUCTION.............................089 510 2040

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

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

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

EZ DOCK (THAILAND)............................................077 426 955

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

FAR THAWEE PORN............................................077 245 570-1

STERLING PROJECT MANAGEMENT ................089 963 4953

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

TROPICAL BUILDERS.............................................077 602 262

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

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

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

FINANCE SERVICE

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

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

BLUECHIP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY..........089 651 0020 FIREWORKS SAMUI.............................................087 263 4371

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

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

LEISURE SAMUI

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

100 DEGREE EAST DIVE CENTER........................077 245 396

DMA........................................................................085 790 1520 RS BUILT ..............................................................086 271 0156

BBC CAFÉ ..............................................................077 425 089 CHANTARA JUNK BOAT.......................................087 064 3126

SIL ARCHITECTS..................................................083 690 9700

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SAMUI...................077 484 548

STERLING PROJECT MANAGEMENT ................089 963 4953

MAGNOLIA SPA.......................................................077 601 133 TROPICAL MURPHYS.............................................077 413 614 MINI GOLF.............................................................081 787 9148 MOBY DICK IRISH BAR........................................081 892 1990 OCEAN 11 BEACH FRONT RESTAURANT............077 245 134 OCEANS ELITE CHARTERS...................................077 427 244 RAJDHEVEE CLINIC...............................................077 430 702 THAILAND LEARNING CENTRE ..........................086 625 2546 WECI & COMPUTER INSTITUTE............................077 233 101 ZAZEN BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA.......................077 430 345

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Samui Phangan Real Estate June-July 2014  

The definitive Guide to Samui Phangan Real Estate Edition June July 2014