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Contents Useful phone numbers

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History Of PattayA

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Getting Around

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Good Food Guide

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Pattaya Map

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Jomtien Map

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Manhattans Restaurant & Bar

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Got a Black Magic Woman?

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Nightlife Guide

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Outside Pattaya

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Sports and Activities in Pattaya

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Golf Guide

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Accommodation

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The Pattaya Guide is a monthly publication which is on display in many hotels, shopping centre’s, restaurants and entertainment venues throughout Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua. Created & Published by: The Pattaya Guide Company Limited, 482/14 Moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150

Email: thepattayaguide@gmail.com Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions, we always like to hear from our readers. All contents of this guide are the copyright of The Pattaya Guide Company Ltd, all rights reserved. Reproduction, use of editorials and use of pictures in any manner is prohibited without written permission of The Pattaya Guide Co Ltd.


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Useful phone numbers Pattaya City Phone Center

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Emergencies Police Emergency

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Sawang Boriboon Foundation

038 488 882

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Tourist Police

038 425 937

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Pattaya Immigration

038 410 24

Police Station (Pattaya)

038 420 802-5

Police Station (Jomtien)

038 232 330-1

Police Station (Banglamung)

038 221 331

Fire Brigade (Pattaya)

038 425 943

Fire Brigade (Naklua)

038 221 000

Hospital (Bangkok- Pattaya) Hospital (Banglamung)

038 429 244

Hospital (Pattaya International)

038 428 374-5

Hospital (Pattaya Memorial)

038 488 777

Transport Bus Station (to Bangkok)

038 429 877

Pattaya Railway Station

038 429 285

U-Tapao Airport

038 245 593-5

Bangkok Airways

038 412 382

Thai Airways International

038 425 934-7

Suvarnabhumi Airport Phone Centre 021 321 888 Please text any useful phone numbers that you come across to 086 832 3967 6

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History Of PattayA Pattaya - Thailand’s capital of fun is a popular resort on the North Gulf Coast of Eastern Thailand, 150 km south-east of Bangkok. Once a sleepy fishing town, Pattaya first boomed as an R & R spot during the Vietnam War and has been a popular tourism destination ever since. Currently, Pattaya is booming and the opening of the Suvarnabhumi Airport has made visiting easier than ever. Pattaya is popular not only as a beach resort and for its entertainment, nightlife and shopping, but also for the broad selection of recreational activities it caters for, from golf and horseback riding to bungee jumping, karting and shooting - not to mention a wide variety of watersports such as scuba diving, jet-skiing, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Pattaya, unlike other beach resorts, shows no respite after sundown, Pattaya’s nightlife is unique and fascinating with Walking Street, South Pattaya in the centre of it all. This is the most popular place to go amongst tourists and expats here you will find many go go bars, beer bars, discos, street entertainers and the odd ladyboy. Food is another one of the highlights of any trip to Pattaya. From giant prawns to spicy som tam salad, there is every imaginable cuisine here. Cajun, Chinese, Indian, Italian, English, French, Vietnamese, German, Russian and many more. Today Pattaya attracts annually more then a million tourists from all over the world. Pattaya provides high standard hotels, restaurants, sports, entertainment and shopping. It really has it all and a whole lot more. history of pattaya | ThePattayaGuide

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Getting Around Pattaya is a very easy city to get around although the busy traffic causes frequent hold-ups at peak times (07:00 – 09:00 and 15:00 – 18:30), particularly on the major roads. Unusually, for Thailand, there are no tuk-tuks in Pattaya, so everyone usually gets around on the baht-buses (songtaews) or on motorbike taxis. There are literally hundreds of both all over Pattaya. Motorbike taxis Motorbike taxis are a way of life in Pattaya. They are your best bet of getting around if you want to get somewhere quickly or conveniently, particularly at busy times. On every corner in Pattaya, no matter how small the Soi (street), you will find a gathering of motorbike taxis. They are operate 24 hours a day 7 days per week and provide a very convenient service. However, this option is not for the faint-hearted and can be dangerous. These guys, and the occasional lady will take you anywhere but agree on a price first! Renting cars and motorbikes Another practical way to get around Pattaya is by renting a motorbike. Most people simply don’t have the nerve to tackle the traffic and bizarre driving habits here, but if you do, renting a motorbike is your best option for getting around Pattaya. You can rent a motorbike for around 200 baht a day or cheaper for longer periods. There are scooter type bikes which are actually extremely easy to ride, with no clutch when changing gears, and very reliable, larger motorbikes are freely available as well, but obviously more expensive. 8

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In Thailand it is illegal to ride a motorbike or to be a passenger without a helmet, to ride with more than two passengers, to undertake in traffic, to go the wrong way down one-way streets, to exceed the speed limit, or, to jump red lights, which means very little to anyone in Thailand and driving habits here are dreadful. If you decide to rent a motorbike, make sure your medical insurance is up-to-date as accidents here are a daily occurrence. Cars can be hired too, but driving them in and around the city is likely to be a frustrating experience, particularly at school times, market days, rush hours and on Sukhumvit Road. There are many car rental companies around the city with prices starting at around 500 baht a day for the older cars, to a more realistic 1200+ baht for more modern or four wheel drive vehicles. WARNING… Driving habits in Thailand are appalling and most drivers are quite irresponsible and ignore simple safety rules. In contrast to the Thai’s usual polite and peaceful behaviour, they become quite inconsiderate behind the wheel. Be very wary of your speed and always look out for bad drivers, Pattaya is full of them. Unlike many Western countries, it’s very easy to pass a driving test here, so many drivers have little or no experience of driving either in town or on main roads. Many simply don’t have a licence at all or any awareness of road rules. Be prepared at any time for other drivers to suddenly pull out in front of you without even looking, stop without warning, overtake dangerously (and on the inside) and ignore motorcyclists. Some people just stop and park where it suits them, weave through the traffic with a death wish, ride the wrong way up the road into oncoming traffic and more. Do pay careful attention and drive conservatively. Accidents are regular in Pattaya and when they do occur, the offender is usually reluctant to accept any responsibility, should the worst happen however, the Pattaya police and ambulance services are exceptionally good, as well as being very quick to the scene. getting around | ThePattayaGuide

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Good Food Guide With a wealth of international restaurants offering delicious food. Pattaya is truly the crossroads of cuisine in Asia. French, Mexican, German, ltalian, Indian, Chinese, Scandinavian, Korean, Japanese and of course, Thai plus many other varieties of restaurant are located within the city. For most visitors to Pattaya the experience of new and interesting dishes is an exciting alternative to the traditional foods available at home. However, along with wonderful Thai dishes, one should sample the culinary delights available from other countries. Try “Kimji” a type of Korean spicy salad or maybe “sizzling Fajitas” a popular Mexican dish. Also, why not take this opportunity to find new ways of cooking traditional ingredients… there are now several cooking schools around the city where for a nominal fee you can learn to cook local dishes as well as go shopping to local markets and buy the ingredients you will need. Local specialities include: Tom Yam Gung (spicy prawn soup), Gaeng Kiewan (green spicy curry). If you like your food “hot” then try some of the food served from the vast number of vending carts across the city. At these you can sample such delicacies as: Som Tam (spicy salad) or Hoy Tord (fried mussels or oysters with egg) and the amazing variety of seafood. 10

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KPK FOOD SERVICE KPK FOOD SERVICE Fine Quality English Foods - Both Wholesale & Retail KPK Foods have been delivering the finest foods to hotels and restaurants for the last 4 years. We supply a wide selection of quality fresh and cooked meats, savoury pastries and all the accompanying food products to Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. As well as supplying hotels and restaurants KPK Foods also cater for your home cooking. Customers can buy direct from our retail outlet, located behind Carrefour, just off Soi Yume. The outlet is open from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday. There is plenty of parking space outside the shop. If you can’t get down to our outlet you can call our hotline 086 145 0147 and place an order. We have a comprehensive product and price list on our website www.kpkfoods.com All orders received will be delivered to you the next day and in perfect condition by our refrigerated vehicle delivery service. We will also do our very best to accommodate your needs in the case of any very urgent orders you may require outside this time-scale.

Some of our best selling products... Beef, Pork, Sausages, Burgers, Bacon, Gammon, Lamb, Veal, Pastry & Pies, also available Baked Beans (not Heinz but close to it) PG Tips, Tetley Tea Bags, Colmans Mustard, Branson Pickle plus new products every month!!!

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Sweethearts Sportsbar & Guesthouse

Open 10am Till Late European & Thai Food Available Air Con Rooms For Rent Daily, Weekly & Special Monthly Rates All Live Sports On Big Screen Free Pool Table Golf & Fishing Trips Organised Tele 038 724 235 or Robbie 086 821 0859 Nicky’s Restaurant Soi Buaw Koaw SPORTS BAR

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Discover us at Nirvana Place, Thappraya Road Early dining menu 5pm – 7pm Last dining orders 10:30pm / Closed on Mondays www.manhattans-pattaya.com for more information

Complimentary limousine pick-up Bookings 038 259 790


Manhattans Restaurant & Bar Manhattans Restaurant & Bar, in Thappraya Road, the main route between South Pattaya and Jomtien is well known in town for excellent steaks, other fine cuisine and décor that other restaurants can only dream of. I was invited to try their new concept, ‘Manhattans Sunday’. Co-owner and Executive Chef, Steve Manning has come up with a totally original approach to Sunday dining. Essentially it consists of a starters buffet, followed by a main course selected from the special menu and a ‘Chef’s surprise’ assortment of mini-dessert classics. Relaxing in the sumptuous bar before the meal, I spoke with Steve’s partner, Dave Bowers who explained that they expanded the idea to offer residents and tourists a day of total relaxation with not only great food, but various wine and drinks promotions and soothing soul music in the background. They also have a luxury transport service which is complimentary to all diners within the Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua area. So those wishing to enjoy the drinks promotions can leave the car at home or avoid the baht bus hassles. It really is one of the most convenient things in town. They will of course return you to your home or hotel or drop you off anywhere within the area. I made my way through to the stunning main restaurant and to the starters buffet. There are two long tables, laden with stylish black serving plates each containing an assortment of help yourself individual dishes such as asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon, feta cheese and olive tarts, tomato with baby mozzarella and olive oil and prawns in barbecue sauce, also Parma ham with melon and smoked fish pate. In all there are 20 choices. The display is colourful and tempting. There are 6 salads to choose from and fresh homemade bread and rolls. There is a fabulous array of flavours and textures and food lovers will be in heaven. I went back to try a few more, though mindful of the need to save room for the main course and desserts. AdvERTORIAL | ThePattayaGuide

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I ordered the roast sirloin of beef from the main course menu. A recent survey of British expats worldwide announced that for over 80%, a really good Sunday roast was the thing they miss most about living in the UK. I am one of those and so I was greatly looking forward to this. The service, as always in Manhattans was impeccable, and the roast dinner they promptly served me did not disappoint. A generous portion of prime sirloin beef, perfectly tender and juicy and full of flavour. It is served with home-made Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and fresh vegetables, all the things you would expect from a great Sunday roast, with mustard, horseradish sauce and a delicious red wine gravy. Let’s just say it more than lived up to my expectations and they were high to begin with. Next week, I think I’ll try the roast chicken, another great Sunday favourite of mine. The main course offers a good choice, 10 in all, with such dishes as panfried salmon on nicoise salad with warm mustard and dill dressing & buttered baby potatoes and I hear good things about the lamb and mint burger! The ‘Chef’s Surprise’ is the perfect way to end the meal. How original to allow the Chef to choose your desserts for you. What you receive is an assortment of mini-desserts, beautifully presented. As with the starters, there are a variety of flavours, some sweet, some sharp, all delicious. Among them are such classics as tira misu, crème brule, profiteroles and lemon bavarois. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all, is the price. 5 star cuisine and service like this would cost you an arm and a leg back home, but Manhattans Sunday is really extraordinary value at only 650 baht for 2 courses and 795 for the full 3 course meal. Manhattans also has a wine promotion for Sundays, 4 red wines, 4 whites from 4 different countries plus a sparkling wine all at under a 1000 baht per bottle. 32

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I had the Bovlei Ruby Cabernet from South Africa at 950, which is a smooth, fruity red and was a good match for the roast beef. After the meal, I returned to the bar and sat in the marvelously comfortable swivel chairs and enjoyed an ice cold beer listening to soothing soul from Luther Vandross, Barry White and Norah Jones. Some of the fellow Sunday diners were there also, with the same contented smile on their faces. All in all, an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday. Don’t just take my word for it, read another review in the Pattaya Today newspaper (16-30th September)

Lunch is served from 12.30pm. There is also a special Sunday dinner a la carte menu from 7pm until 10.30 pm. For reservations call on 038-259-790

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Got a Black Magic Woman? markverrall@hotmail.com

by Mark Verrall

The idea for this article came about when someone very close to me told me of a recent Thai television program, concerning the fairly widespread use of black magic by young women, particularly from the nightlife sector and particularly from Pattaya. They mostly visit the Thai / Cambodian border, especially Buriram, in search of various lotions, potions and magical tattoos. Some of these are intended to make them irresistible to men or a particular man and to have him under their control. We are not talking about lucky charms here fellas, this is full-on black magic, with oil from dead bodies, menstrual blood and a host of other disagreeable ingredients. Why Cambodia? Thais that believe in such things consider Cambodian black magic to be the most powerful of all. Many girls return from their trip with nothing more sinister than a tattoo. Different designs have different meanings or purposes. A fish on the leg or back for example is supposed to draw money towards the bearer The most magical are those that contain Khmer script or Sanskrit. Probably the most famous person to have one of these tattoos is the actress Angelina Jolie who has one on her shoulder. If you see a tattoo of this type on a girls back it is supposed to have magical power over men. You might want to check under your bed also, for two little voodoo dolls bound together with white string with hers and your name, birthday and age attached. The hardcore spells are used by a handful of women determined at all costs to ensnare a particular man, usually (though not always) wealthy. The 34

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Got a Black Magic Woman? belief is that once the intended victim is touched by, or consumes the potion he will be enslaved and can never leave her. * If you are about to eat, you might want to skip this next section * One method is for a woman who is having her period, especially when it coincides with a full moon to take a shower and allow the blood to seep into a bowl on the floor along with the dead skin cells from her body. This is then poured into a pot containing special herbs and water, stirred and boiled and then allowed to dry into small granules. The next step, (get this chaps) is to put this concoction into your food! Apparently after that, you will be hers forever. If you find yourself suddenly totally besotted with your Thai girlfriend, think back to that lovely meal she prepared for you recently. Something even more grim, is a potion known as Namman Prai which is an oil produced by burning the chin of a dead pregnant woman and using Khmer incantations. This oil is considered to be the most powerful love potion of all. Supposedly, one drop of this on your skin and you cannot live without this woman and will never look at anyone else. Another disturbing thing is that you will do her bidding where money is concerned. I think I’ve met a few farangs here that have been dabbed with this! Before you scoff, consider this…it doesn’t matter whether you believe in magic. What does it tell you about the woman that she is even prepared to go to these lengths and what else might she be capable of? To be fair, these are a tiny percentage of girls working in the resort, but I just thought I would bring it to your attention that the sweetest face might conceal the blackest heart. Be careful out there… ‘illustration by Mark Verrall’ Got a Black Magic Woman? | ThePattayaGuide

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Nightlife Guide As you would expect from one of the most exciting vacation destinations in the world. Pattaya offers the visitor a kaleidoscope of entertainment possibilities. Live music and be enjoyed at several clubs around the city. These venues provide the visitor with wonderful atmosphere, cold beer & cocktails and the opportunity to see artists from various parts of the world playing a wide selection of popular and new music. There are also a number of traditional nightclubs in the city. These nightspots also offer live entertainment… the live music is usually performed by Thai singers and bands with regular interludes where the resident DJ will play a selection of dance/house or other forms of music. For visitors who like to sit back and watch a truly spectacular show, check out Alcazar and Tiffany’s located on 2nd Road, Pattaya. These are the legendary lady-boy shows, where the singers perform in a vast array of costumes and sing their way through songs in several different languages. A little outside Pattaya you will find the Alangkarn Extravaganza. A show which features animals, pyrotechnics, acrobats etc. Only recently established in the Pattaya area, Alangkarn is now creating itself as one of the “must see” shows for visitors. 36

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Considered by many to be the No 1 live music venue on the Eastern Seaboard and with traditional and modern music it combines to make The Blues Factory a truly excellent night time venue. Our first band “The Blues Machine” feature USA’s BB King awarding winning guitarist Ken “The Snowman” Minihan and along with the wonderful Mary and drummer Oy who was the first Thai to ever play the Montreux Jazz festival they will have you dancing to great music ranging from BB King & Muddy Waters to Etta James and Tina Turner. Our second band features the “Guitar King of Thailand” the one and only Lam Morrison Thailands most famous Rock guitarist and along with “The Rock Machine” featuring Pattaya’s hottest new guitar sensation “Nueng” they play a wide range of Rock n Roll & Classic Rock songs along with modern hits in their own inimitable style. So for a wonderful night of entertainment check out The Blues Factory on Soi Lucky Star (just off walking street and Marine Plaza), perfect for couples or singles looking for a great hassle free night out.


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Outside Pattaya Sponsored By KCR Homefinder | Phone 038 405 167-8 Property Auctions On the 15th of September one of Pattaya’s longest running estate agencies held the first of a series of property auctions. Held at the popular Mabprachan Resort close to the reservoir the evening attracted a large number of vendors and observers, and some potential buyers. The evening was a great success even though no properties were actually sold. Paul Davies, spokesman for KCR Homefinder stated that due to time constraints a large number of buyers were unable to pre view properties and were obviously reluctant to bid on an unknown quantity. Paul went on to say that after the auction two people approached him requesting viewings on a number of properties featured at the event and is confident both parties will buy due to pricing levels being so very attractive. He went on to say that feedback from the audience was extremely positive and the lessons learned from the evening will make next months auction even more interesting and will definitely generate sales. “Comments from people were great, very positive and very encouraging.” he said. An email to him the morning following the auction was full of praise for the professional manner in which the event was organised and conducted. “That alone tells me we are on the right track and gives me huge confidence in future auctions” he added. He emphasised that potential buyers should contact KCR Homefinder well before the next auction so they can preview properties and have sufficient time to consider their bidding level. The next auction will be held on October the 15th again at the Mabprachan Resort at 5 PM. Contact Paul Davis on 038 405 167. 42

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Outside Pattaya Sponsored By KCR Homefinder | Phone 038 405 167-8 As usual the nice folks at the Pattaya Guide have given me a bit of space to chat about what goes on outside Pattaya. This month I’ll mention one of my family’s favourite haunts, The Mabprachan Resort. Easy to find, follow the road around the reservoir until you come to the right turn for route 36, Bangkok and Rayong. Just drive a few hundred yards and you’ll the their sign on the right. Good car parking at the front and inside there’s a whole range of things to keep you amused. The gardens are vast and have an enormous swimming pool and Jacuzzi with a stage and large screen at the end for bands etc. There’s also a sala bar for those who like to imbibe al fresco. Then there’s the covered bistro style restaurant and inside an air-conditioned long bar and restaurant. This also has a superb sound system and two large screens for sports. The menu is a nice mix of western and of course Thai food, and the wine and beer choices extensive. The resort has a lot to offer and is suitable for singles, couples and families. Good sized superior rooms and a couple of suites, all fully furnished and beautifully decorated plus TV and mini fridges. WiFi Internet is available and of course UBC satellite TV is fitted. There’s a well-equipped gymnasium and sauna, a snooker room and a mini theater for movies. The resort caters for parties and events by arrangement and being a single storey building it’s very wheelchair friendly. Take a trip out to the Mabprachan Resort … it’s fun. outside pattaya | ThePattayaGuide

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Sports and Activities in Pattaya The city of Pattaya has a wide variety of activities to suit all ages and preferences. If you want to try something new, Pattaya is a great place to start. Watersports are inexpensive and very popular, they include windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, parasailing, gamefishing, snorkelling and scuba diving. On land, high energy people can choose from tennis, go-karts, squash, badminton, bowling, horse riding and boxing! Lessons are available for most sports at reasonable prices also. We have put the following guide together for all your sporting needs‌ Aerobics A free open-air aerobics class is held alongside the beach next to the junction of Beach Road and Soi 6 daily at 18:00. Aqua-aerobics exercise classes are held at the Dusit Resort Sports & Fitness Club (next to the Dolphin Roundabout) Badminton The Pattaya Guide Recommends - Pattaya Badminton Courts on Soi 17, 2nd road, they are open 1400 - 2400 daily, there are 4 courts. Hourly rates: 60Bt per hour, racquet rentals 20Bt, shuttlecocks 25Bt. Members fee is 500Bt month Bowling There are 3 bowling alleys in the Pattaya area. 1) Pattaya Bowl is located on Pattaya 2nd Rd in North Pattaya (opp Big C) 2) PS Bowl is on the third floor of the PS Plaza (Tops) at the corner of the Central Pattaya traffic light between Central Pattaya Road & Pattaya 2 Rd. 3) The Avenue Shopping Centre plays host to a bowling alley

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All alleys have a sufficient car parking, air-conditioning, snack bar and coffee shops, serving Thai and international dishes. Operating hours for all are from 10:00 am until late The Pattaya Guide Recommends - Pattaya Bowl, North Pattaya 20 lanes, price between 70-90 baht depending on the time of day. The complex also has 6 pool tables, 2 full-size snooker tables. 120Bt / table / hour It’sopen daily 10:0002:00, Tel: 038 429 908 Fishing For a quiet afternoon, you can fish in a local fishing parks; ponds or lakes which are all well stocked with local fish. You can hire equipment. The fishing parks charge around 80Bt / day and extra for rod hire, bait, etc., (Some parks also charge for fish caught by the kilo, if you want to take your fish away) The Pattaya Guide Recommends - North Pattaya Fishing Park also known as “Soi 3 Fishing Park” charges 100Bt / house rod, bait 20Bt / packet - and serves food and drink and has live music after dark. If you prefer to go for the big one! The waters around Manwichai, Rin and Kram islands are popular for marlin, king mackerel and barracuda. Offshore fishing trips are organised by many local operators. Enquire at the tour shops Fitness You can keep yourself in shape during your stay here at one of the many gyms that admit people on a daily / weekly or monthly basis. Tony’s on 3rd Road, South Pattaya and also in Walking Street is the most famous and offers modern equipment, swimming, tennis, Thai boxing and more. Golf / Driving Ranges Golf is a speciality of the region, with more than 20 courses within an hour’s drive (most within 30 minutes) of Pattaya, many designed by some of golf’s Activities guide | ThePattayaGuide

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most famous names, including Nick Faldo (Great Lakes), Jack Nicklaus (Laem Chabang), Gary Player (Sri Racha) and Robert Trent Jones (Eastern Star Resort and Country Club). All offer good facilities and value for money in the 500Bt (green & caddy fee) to 2500Bt range. For more details see our golf guide, if you can’t make it to the course but fancy hitting some balls, there are plenty of golf driving ranges in the area The Pattaya Guide Recommends - Siam Golf & Driving Range, Soi Siam Country Club Tel: 038 405 166 Go Karting The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Easykart, Bali Pier (see map for location) There are 2 tracks 160 cc. (350 m.) for Kid and beginner, 270 cc. (750 m.) for Adult and advanced driver and the both track can be combined for the special event which support over 500 guest with the panoramic bar. Drivers are timed by special computerized equipment so you can also see who is the fastest in each lap. Horse Riding The Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club offers several kinds of riding, including dressage, trail riding, jumping, polo and pony club riding for children. Located on a ranch spread of 1,500 acres with trails, paddocks and beautiful tropical gardens, the owners have turned a passion for horses into a full-fledged riding academy. It is one of South-East Asia’s largest and most respected riding schools, catering to all experience levels and offering private lessons for 1600Bt / hour (discounts available for groups of 5+ and multi-lesson-packages) Horseshoe Point, Tambon Pong tel 038 735 050. Jet Skis Jet skis can be hired directly from most beaches in Pattaya for around 900Bt / hour and fast speedboats can be hired by the hour or day for 1500 to 5000Bt

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Motorsport The Bhira international Circuit periodically stages international motor and motorcycle racing. The 2.4km track is ideal for Formula 3 racing and you can drive your own two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles around the challenging track for a nominal fee. Located Highway 36 (Pattaya - Rayong) about 15km from Pattaya City. Call 02 280 3547 or 02 522 1731-8 (Bangkok) Muay Thai Tony’s Gym & Muay Thai Academy, Third Road is open 14:30 - 20:30. Two prices for everything - the lower price if you’re already paying to use the attached gym, otherwise the higher price: 180 - 280Bt / day, 950 - 1400Bt / week, 1500 - 2400Bt / fortnight, 2000 -1490Bt / 3 weeks, 2800 - 3900Bt / month - or 1500 - 2300Bt for 10 visits (no expiry date). Parasailing / Parascending Speedboat-towed parachute rides are available along the main beaches and in Pattaya Bay from several large floating platforms with speedboats ferrying customers out from the shore - typically about 500Bt / flight Sailing The most popular boats for hire are small Lasers, Prindles and Hobie Cats, which can be rented by the hour. You can sail year round in Pattaya’s waters. For further information regarding charter, boat hire and weather conditions The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Serenity Shipyard Tel: 081 577 4428 Swimming Most hotels and condos of any size have at least one swimming pool. Alternatively, if yours hasn’t, others are happy to have you as a daily guest of their pool for a small charge. Most people who come to this seaside resort also enjoy swimming in the warm tropical sea. Mike Shopping Mall also has Activities guide | ThePattayaGuide

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a large rooftop pool available for public use take the elevator or stairs up to the 10th floor.There’s a very small snacks counter and a good view of most of Pattaya Bay. Get there early to grab one of the sun loungers, and don’t forget your swimming costume (shorts are not permitted). Open 11:00-19:00, 80Bt / adult, 60Bt / child, or 1600Bt for a one month pass. Scuba Diving Pattaya is also one of the oldest diving centres in this part of Asia. It has a year round diving season with good visibility, & a sea temperature of around 28C which means that there is a rich variety of marine life & coral. Scuba dive training and trips for a wide range of ability levels and interests, certified by a number of different organisations, including both NAUI and PADI, are available through numerous dive shops. Several diving courses are available in Pattaya. These range from one to four days, depending upon the proficiency one desires to reach and the type of diving one wants to learn. The islands far from the shore take longer to reach but are lot quieter and do not suffer from the speedboat and jet-ski traffic of the islands nearer to Pattaya. The Pattaya Guide Recommends - Adventure Divers and Watersports Tel: 038 364 453 (Tappraya Road) For all your diving needs Shooting Club The Pattaya Guide Recommends - Tiffany’s on Pattaya 2nd Road. N. Pattaya Tiffany’s on Pattaya 2nd Road. N. Pattaya has an air conditioned shooting range with 19 fully equipped galleries. Open: 0900 to 2200 daily. Wide selection of hand guns and field rifles of varying calibre - .22, .38, .45, and 9mm. Demonstration room and instructors. Rates: 200Bt range fee. Single bullet price: .22 - 6Bt; .38 - 15Bt; .45 - 20Bt; 9mm - 20Bt & Targets 10Bt. 48

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Tennis Most of the major hotels in Pattaya have tennis courts. Although the facilities are opened to everyone, guests are given preference on court bookings. Tennis coaches are in residence at courts in most of these hotels. Instruction fees range from 100Bt to 150Bt / hour. Court rentals vary in each hotel, but in most cases play is free for guests. If you are not able to use the hotels facilities The Pattaya Guide Recommends Tony’s Tennis Club, Third Road Windsurfing October through June are the best months for professionals. Beginners have a better opportunity to get started when the winds are light during the morning. There are about 20 surf schools, mostly on Jomtien Beach. Winds vary throughout the year from 5 km in the morning with stiffer sea breezes in the late afternoon. International tourneys are held in early December, the Siam World Cup with national races is usually held in mid-April. The Pattaya Guide Recommends Club Loongchat, located 1Km from ambassador hotel. Call Pop on 081 340 2180 for further information or visit clubloongchat.com

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Golf Guide Sponsored By Siam Golf and driving range | Phone 081 832 5338 1. Bangpra International | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 341 151 2. Burapha Golf Club | 36 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 345 153 3. Chonburi Century C.C. | 18 hole par 72 | Course 3 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 01 304 1545 4. Crystal bay Golf Club | 27 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 349 365 5. Eastern Star Golf Club | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 630 418 6. Emerald Golf Club | 18 hole par 72 | Course 3 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 941 044 7. Great Lake Golf Club | 36 hole par 72 | Course 3 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 622 630 8. Green Wood | 27 holes par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 261 58 9. Khao Kheow C.C. | 27 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 298 226 10. Laem Chabang | 27 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 372 275 11. Mountain Shadow | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 389 210 12. Pattana Sport Club | 27 hole par 73,74 | Course 4 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 318 999 13. Pattaya Country Club | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 423 718 14. Phoenix Country Club | 27 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 239 391 15. Rayong Green Valley | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 893 838 16. Royal Thai Navy | 36 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 701 843 17. Siam Country Club | 18 holes par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 249 381-6 18. St Andrews 2000 | 18 holes par 74 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 893 838-42 19. Treasure Hills | 18 holes Par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 488 349

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Siam Golf & Driving Range and Country Club is considered the number one driving range in Pattaya. It has the number one practice area for putting, pitching and sand practice and the number one fairway bunker, grass hitting facilities plus they use only the best golf balls. All areas are professionally kept to the very highest standards.

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Learn To Play Golf tThe Swing tAddressing The Ball tPutting tChip tBunker tFairway Driver With over 40 years experience within the golf profession, Harold is one of the best, most knowledgeable golf instructors in Thailand. Having played all the local (and not so local) courses hundreds of times gives Harold the unique insight into what each course has to offer any golfer, from beginner to professional.

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One-to-One individual instruction 900 baht per half hour One-to-One individual instruction 1500 baht per one hour 2 Players 1600 baht per one hour 3 Players 2000 baht perone and half hours 4 Players 2500 baht per two hours

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Golf Guide Sponsored By Pattayagolf.com | Phone 089 932 6716 Pattaya’s best kept secret is undoubtedly the quality and value of its golf courses, there are 20 championship standard courses within 45 minutes of Pattaya, designed by the very best golf architects and designers. Clubhouse facilities are excellent with everything you might need and more, including great restaurants, swimming pools, massage facilities, superb shower and locker rooms. All courses provide caddies to guide you through your round with words of advice and encouragement. Quite simply, golfing in Pattaya is a match for anywhere in the world at a fraction of the cost with each course offering a fantastic experience for golfers of all abilities (with no course requiring a handicap card). So, whether you are a low handicap golfer, one who enjoys a challenge or a complete novice there is no better place to play than the courses around Pattaya.

Course of the Month Green Valley Country Club Designer: Peter Thomson & Michael Wolveridge. Course: 18 Holes Par 72 This Links style course is set on a gently rolling landscape skillfully crafted into the natural terrain of rocky crops and giant boulders, hard water courses and colourful flora. This course will be sure to entertain both high and low handicappers. A pleasure to play anytime of the year. Facilities include a large clubhouse incorporating Korean, Japanese, German and Thai restaurants, swimming pool, massage room, pro shop and driving range. A new 80 room Hotel is now open. For all your golfing needs Phone Kevin on 089 932 6716

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Accommodation With a projected 15 million plus visitors to Thailand predicted in 2008, it is expected that many of the hotel in both Pattaya and Jomtien will have high occupancy rates throughout the year. In the following pages you will find a selection of hotels and guest houses available for your stay. We have also included a page of popular hotels with their respective contact details. For those who are not familiar with the Pattaya and Jomtien geography, the South and Central Pattaya located hotels are the ones to chose if you are looking to be in the centre of the “action”. Lots of restaurants, bars, shopping etc. For those looking for perhaps a quieter night’s sleep, choose North Pattaya or Naklua, where there are several quality hotels down by the beach at Wongamat. If you really want to get out the city, then stay at Jomtien. The beach is better than that in Pattaya and it is easy to travel to Pattaya for evening by taking one of the many “baht buses” which congregate at several points along the Beach Road. Accommodation | ThePattayaGuide

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Health And Fitness A healthy lifestyle can be achieved anywhere in the world and Pattaya is certainly one of the most popular places people choose. Thailand has a tropical climate and is therefore ideal for the pursuit of outdoor activities: volleyball, soccer, sailing plus many more. However, for and in indoor healthy lifestyle, Pattaya is also among the best and the vast number of 5 star health massage organisations, beauty parlours, plastic surgery clinics, spas and fitness centre mean that Pattaya really is the place to improve your overall health and look. Many people now choose to partake of the various treatments from facials, to waxing and detox to botox in order to gain that healthier looking body and due to the current price of treatments in many western countries, Thailand has found itself an entire new market in patients arriving for plastic surgery treatment and general medical operations which in their own country would cost much more than locally in Thailand. Health and Fitness | ThePattayaGuide

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Visa Information Sponsored By Five Star Visa Runs | Phone 038 416 088 A visa is fundamentally a document affixed into the passport issued to a foreigner by the Thai government allowing a foreigner to travel to the Kingdom and a granted permission to stay for a certain period of time. Visas can only be obtained outside of the Kingdom from a Royal Thai Embassy consulate. A visa has a validity period which denotes the period within which the visa may be used to apply for entry. The validity period is NOT the length of time you will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom. A’ permission to stay’ stamp is entered into your passport upon arrival into the Kingdom. Whatever visa you hold, you will always receive this stamp. It will include the date of entry and date when you MUST leave the Kingdom or make alternative arrangements. The ‘length of stay’ will be dependent on what type of visa you hold. The majority of Foreigners that enter the Kingdom without a visa will be granted a ‘permission to stay 30 day’ stamp only, which is free of charge. At the discretion of the immigration officer this permission to stay 30 day stamp may be extended for up to 7-15 days (THB 1900) at an immigration office after which time the holder must leave the Kingdom. This stamp is NOT a visa. Different Types of visas Single entry tourist visa will permit the holder a 60 day’ permission to stay’ stamp upon entry. If required, this type of visa may be extended by 30 days (THB 1900) at an immigration office, but after that time the holder must leave the country. After one entry, the visa is used. Multiple entry tourist visa will permit the holder a 60 day ‘permission to stay’ stamp upon entry (only visa exempt countries listed overleaf ) or 30 days if not listed below. If required, this type of visa may normally be extended by 30 days at an immigration office, but after that time the holder must leave the country. The holder may then return to the Kingdom and will obtain a second Visa Information | ThePattayaGuide

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60 day ‘permission to stay‘ stamp which can also be extended and then the holder must leave. After the stipulated number of entries the visa is ‘used’. Single entry non-immigrant visa will permit the holder a 90 day ‘permission to stay’ stamp. This visa can be extended up to one year for specific reasons and with the required documentation. Multi-entry non-immigrant visa will permit the holder a 90 day ‘permission to stay’ stamp upon entry. Each time the holder enters the Kingdom whilst the visa is valid, he/she will obtain a further 90 day ‘permission to stay stamp’. Such visas can be issued for students/work/family etc., but normally require supporting documentation. This visa can also be extended up to one year for specific reasons and with the required documentation. Although most multi-entry non-immigrant visas are obtained in your home country they may also be obtained from some Royal Thai embassies outside your home country, if you can provide evidence of your marriage to a Thai citizen (marriage certificate) or support of a Thai citizen. 12 month extension to a non-immigrant visa: If you are holding a nonimmigrant visa, you have the option of extending this by 12 months based on either retirement (50 years old or over) or support to a Thai citizen, work, education and the like. This may only be accomplished at an immigration office inside the Kingdom and certain criteria has to be met. If you are residing in the Kingdom under and extension to a non-immigrant visa and wish to leave the Kingdom at any time, then you will need to obtain a re-entry permit to avoid losing the extension and having to re-apply. If you are residing in the Kingdom under an extension to a non-immigrant visa it is a legal requirement that the holder reports current address to an immigration office using form TM.47 (in person or by registered mail) every 90 days. Re-entering the Kingdom is the equivalent of a 90 day report. If you are in possession of a valid tourist visa or a 30 day visa exempt entry stamp and qualify for an extension of stay and plan on doing so you may be permitted to change to a non-immigrant visa at an immigration office inside

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Thailand. This change of ‘status’ has certain restrictions depending on your particular circumstances therefore you should check with an officer first. List of visa exempt countries (September 2007): Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom. Important Notes 1. Always check the stamp that the immigration officer gives you. If the officer gets your stamp wrong you may have to return to your port of entry 2. Check your passport and make sure you know when you need to leave Thailand. You can contact 5 star Visa Runs and we will log you into our computer and remind you 7 days before your visa expires as part of our service. 3. Never work in Thailand without a work permit. Even if you are not getting paid, you still need a work permit because you are taking a job from a Thai national. 4. You can convert your 30-day visa exempt stamp to a Non-immigrant Visa by going to Immigration with the proper documents and 21 day stay remaining, meaning you have up to 9 days after your entry. Application fee THB 2000.Please note that your passport needs to remain valid for at least another six months for any visa applications. 5. Overstay charges are currently THB 500 per day to a maximum of THB 20,000. 6. The information given above is for guideline purposes only. Each individuals circumstances may differ greatly depending on your age, financial position, what port of entry you use, what country you are from, what embassy you are visiting, what you are doing here and of course how long you have been here and, remember the final decision on visa application/issue or entry into the Kingdom will always be at the discretion of the immigration officer so be calm and patient. 7. For full information please read the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website

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Shopping Guide Pattaya has numerous large malls, small malls, supermarkets, bazaar-style markets, and thousands of other shops. Expect to find plenty of clothes shops and coffee shops but do not expect to find variety as most shops are selling the same things. Pattaya actually has a long way to go to catch up with Bangkok for variety and volume of shops but it is trying with several new shopping centres opening in recent years, and there is a lot more to come. Bargaining is a way of life here but don’t worry if you don’t know your Thai numbers as most shop keepers will carry a calculator to show the price. Malls

Central Festival Centre is a large mall on Second Road across from Soi 2. Mike Shopping Mall is on Beach Road between Soi 11 and Soi 12, P.S. Plaza is at the junction of Second Road and Central Pattaya Road Royal Garden Plaza is a large upscale mall adjacent to Pattaya Marriott Hotel on Beach Road between Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2) and Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3) Tuk.Com (Com City) on South Pattaya Road is a new and predominantly IT mall. The Avenue is on second road directly opposite the entrance to soi 13

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Carrefour Central Pattaya Road (between Third Road and Sukhumvit Road), Big-C South Pattaya Road (at the junction with Sukhumvit Road), Big-C Central Festival Center (opposite Soi 2). Foodland Central Pattaya Road 24 hours Foodmart Thapphraya Road (near the junction with Theprasit Road). 24 hours. Friendship South Pattaya Road. Tesco-Lotus North Pattaya Road Tops at the junction of Second Road and Central Pattaya Road, 24 hours. Villa Market The Avenue Shopping Mall, 2nd Road. 24 hours. Best Supermarket At the corner of North Pattaya Road and Naklua Road Markets :- There are many bazaar-style markets in Pattaya Thepprasit Market on Thepprasit Road (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings) Soi Buakhao Market - daytime, Tuesday and Friday; Made In Thailand Plaza on Second Road near Soi 10 - daily 08:00-23:00

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Real Estate Guide More than one hundred new housing or condominium development projects are currently underway in the Pattaya and Jomtien districts. Many of these projects are aimed at the “higher end� market. Properties offering large spacious accommodation some with private swimming pools, top end air conditioning units, Jacuzzis etc. These properties are typically around the 8-25 million price range and many represent very good value for money. One of the more up and coming development areas is just south of Jomtien, where several developers are now constructing projects near to the beach at Bang Sare and Baan Amphur. Because of the local laws in Thailand with regard to property ownership by foreigners, condominiums are still as popular as ever with something in the region of 5,000 condominium units currently in construction. Some of the better quality condos are La Royale, Northshore and North Point. However, it is possible to find cheaper units especially in South Pattaya and Jomtien. If you are thinking of a permanent move to Thailand remember to do your homework and seek a reputable real Estate Agent. Real Estate Guide | ThePattayaGuide

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CS250 These studio condos are being brought to a standard rarely seen in this price range. The workmanship is outstanding and the materials used first class. Each has a fitted kitchen with a fridge, hob & hood, & plenty of storage & counter top plus a full range of kitchenware. There are ultra modern shower/bathrooms, air conditioners & gorgeous ceramic tiles to the floors with matching drapes & floor rugs. Each will be fully furnished having a queen size bed, mattress & linen, bedside tables & lamps, fitted wardrobes & vanity unit, a dining suite & three chairs. There are 29� televisions & cable connection. The building is well managed & there are full in house amenities including laundry & maid service & of course tight security, two pools & the gym is one of the best equipped in Pattaya. 1,550,000 THB


HS834 This house is currently rented with the tenant extending for a further year and possibly more. The rent is returning the owner 9%. Nicely furnished, decorated and presented, air conditioned amd it has a European kitchen. The village has good security, a large swimming pool, restaurants and shops. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms . A sound investment with good returns. 2,500,000 THB


HS892 Brand new house built along Lana Thai themes This really is a treat to see. New and therefore in excellent condition this delightful home is ready to move into today. Built by a Thai couple from Chiang Mai using a mix of traditional Thai style with modern materials and techniques. Outside there is covered car parking, a lovely ceramic tiled terrace, a private dining area and a water feature. Inside we have a very smart built in kitchen with new appliances, a lovely lounge diner, 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. Evereything is in excellent order and this is a must see at this price. Located close to route 36 so convenient for town, shopping, schools and good quality local amenities. 3,500,000 THB


HS841 Located just off Siam Country Club road in an area quickly becoming very popular with foreign investors & retirees we have this lovely development of up-market city villas & detached homes. There is a good choice of styles to choose from, 3 bedroom city villas, duplex semi detached & detached pool villas. All are unique in design having a central atrium running up through the center of the houses, a great talking point with friends over dinner. York air conditioners. green UV protected window glass, granite staircases, powdered aluminiumwindow frames, insulated roof spaces & a beautiful fitted European kitchen & appliances to mention just a few. The village has excellent security, a lovely communal swimming pool with landscaped gardens & BBQ area plus one of the best equipped gym’s we have ever seen! 4 ,250,000 THB


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PMH 1188 Mabprachan Lake, Private Single House, (private pool) tropical garden, 3 beds, 4 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, large living room, dinning room, A/C, covered parking, Size Land 868 Sq.m, Price 6.5 MB.

PMH 655 Mabprachen Pong, Private Single House, (private pool) large patio, 3 beds, 5 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, Large living room, dinning room, snooker table area, A/C, covered parking, Size Land 600 Sq.m, Price 6.9 MB.

PEH 1646 East Pattaya, Private Single House, (private pool), 3 beds, 3 baths, Unfurnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, large living room, dinning room, tiled floor, 6 A/C, patio, garden, alarm system, Size Land 800 Sq.m, Price 7.5 MB.

PMH 1308 Mabprachan Lake, Single House, (private pool) tropical garden, 4 beds, 3 baths, Unfurnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, tiled floor, large living room, store room, A/C, TOT & ADSL, Size Land 800 Sq.m, Special Price 4.5 MB.

GTH 1229 Jomtien Beach, Luxury Single House, (private pool) short minute walk to the beach, 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, tiled & wood floor, large balcony for party, A/C, Size Land 400 Sq.m, Special Price 8.9 MB.

PAH 2004 Huay Yai, Luxury House, (private pool) large tropical garden 3,200 round a house & empty land have 4 rai (6,400 sqm) can do private small golf course, 3 beds, maid room, 4 baths, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, large living room, dinning room, Size Land 10,800 Sq.m, Special Price 12.5 MB.

GTH 1752 Jomtien Location, Luxury Private House, (private pool) large tropical garden, a few minutes to the beach, 3 beds, 4 baths, Unfurnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, living room, large balcony, Size Land 688 Sq.m, Special Price 7.9 MB. Call Now!!!.

PEH 1784 East Pattaya, Private Single House, (private pool) large tropical garden, 3 beds, 2 baths, Unfurnished, Decorated, living room, tiled floor, store room, covered parking, Size Land 1,040 Sq.m, Special Price 5.9 MB.

PMH 1008 Mabprachan Lake, Single House, large tropical garden, 2 beds, bathroom, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, living room, tiled floor, short minute walk to the mabprachan lake, 15 minute drive car to Pattaya, Size Land 460 Sq.m, Special Price 2.9 MB.


Paradise Condo Great investment at very reasonable price completely decorated ready to move in & nicely designed using high quality materials foreigner name contact us for more details. Price 1.9 MB. ( Foreigner Name )

Mark Land Condo Great fantastic view a over Pattaya bay & island have many units in different styles on high floor for sale & for rent foreigner name & Thai name direct to the owner the price start form 2.5 MB. For Rent 17,000 Baht / month.

Metro Condo Great investment opportunity There are many Connecting & Studios available on both lower and higher floor with a very nice sea view over looking jomtien bay The price direct to the Owner. ( Foreigner Name )

Jomtien Beach Condo Connecting room & Studio many unit on high floor, fully furnished with a very nice sea view, Use of covered parking, fitness room, 2 large communal swimming pool & security, Price start form 1.25 MB. ( Foreigner Name )

Jomtien Plaza Condo Corner Dong Tan Beach Pattaya, lovely condo, Great investment opportunity there are many Connecting & Studio, available on both lower & higher floor with fantastic views over pattaya bay & island, for sale & for rent, contact us for more details.

North Shore Condo with the completion of the Northshore project we have several apartments listed for sale & available to move in immediately. Prices for the 68 m2 1 bedrooms start at 6.3 MB & the 2 bedrooms start at 9.75 MB. The 3 bedroom condos range from 26 MB to 34 MB.

View Talay 6 Condo Great fantastic view a over Pattaya bay & island have many units in different styles on high floor for sale & for rent foreigner name direct to the owner the price start form 2.8 MB. For Rent 24,000 Baht/month.

Kritsada Condo Great fantastic view a over Na jomtien bay & island 2 beds, or 3 beds, in different styles on high floor, 14 Km. form Pattaya, 10 minute drive car to Pattaya, Contact us for more details.

Ananya Condo Front The Naklua Beach, Deluxe Ananya condo, with 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, large balcony, large living room, lovely large communal pool, Size 150 Sq.m, Price 17 MB. (Foreigner Name )

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